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Door to Door Transfer Service “Our trip to the Canadian Rocky Mountains by train was an unforgettable experience and represented excellent value for money. One of the nicest features for us was that we did not have to bother about whether to drive down to Heathrow, to stay overnight beforehand, to park in a car park or at a hotel, and whether we would too tired to drive home again after the return flight. The chauffeured car part of the package removed all of that potential anxiety in one fell swoop.”

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Since its founding in 1918, Collette Worldwide Holidays has been searching out the cultural experiences that will enhance your journey and create lifelong memories. We incorporate history and culture, relaxation and adventure, as well as magical sightseeing and dining experiences into each of our well-planned touring itineraries. Daniel J. Sullivan, Jr., President & CEO, Collette Worldwide Holidays

January 2014 - April 2015

Worldwide Tours

European Tours

New Zealand’s Garden Route

Gardens of The Loire 7 days from £1929 per person

22 days from £4799* per person

Andalucia - Land of Castles, Palaces & Gardens

The Beauty of Japan 14 days from £4599* per person

7 days from £1639 per person

Portugal’s Gardens:

Lisbon featuring the Azores & 9 days from £1999 per person

Gardens of American History

WORLDWIDE TOURS 2014-15

11 days from £2689* per person

Gardens & Villas of The Italian Lakes 9 days from £2469 per person

Floral Wonders of South Africa

Eternal Gardens of Rome

16 days from £3559* per person

6 days from £1639 per person

include an Early *Please note that these prices per couple. Booking Saving of up to £300 See individual page for details.

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RHS Garden Holidays Collette

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Centre, Cowley Holidays, Unit 11, Brook Business

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Official Travel Partner of the Royal Horticultural Society Together with the Royal Horticultural Society, we have created RHS Garden Holidays by Collette Worldwide Holidays. In this brochure you will find a selection of these escorted tours with all of the quality inclusions you would find on any Collette tour, but with a strong horticultural slant. All RHS Garden Holidays tours boast features such as private access to public gardens and visits to private gardens on each tour, and include complimentary 1 year membership to the RHS. Certain tour dates are also accompanied by a RHS Specialist Host to add an expert dimension to the tour.

assured experience & quality

Collette Worldwide Holidays has become synonymous with integrity, quality and expertise. Here at Collette we offer high-level customer service that instils confidence and ensures that all your holiday plans are in safe hands. What makes us different is our employees. Our team cares about every little detail of your touring experience and strives to deliver exceptional holidays which allow you to explore your destination of choice and bring to life the local cultures and flavours of all the places featured in this brochure. Our team of Escorted Touring experts travel around the world meeting with hotels, airlines, restaurants, sightseeing attractions and other travel venues to build secure partnerships with reputable suppliers. This means that we can ensure a high standard of service for all elements of your tour and our buying power means you benefit from the best escorted touring

experience at the best value for money. You can always count on Collette Worldwide Holidays for unique and exciting tours, affordable prices and immersive travel experiences.

Best Value Assured We understand that booking a holiday is an investment of both your time and money, and we recognise and cherish your choice to travel with us. We encourage you to compare hotels, sightseeing, dining experiences and meals, plus the unique experiences we offer with those offered by other tour operators. We are confident that you won’t find better value and service than with Collette Worldwide Holidays.

All of our RHS tours are featured in the RHS brochure which can be found at the end of this brochure. Registered in England No. BR003101 as Adventures Unlimited Inc. trading as Collette Worldwide Holidays. Registered Office: Unit 11, Brook Business Centre, Cowley Mill Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 2FX. Collette Worldwide Holidays is fully bonded by ATOL. Our ATOL number is 4832. All air holidays and flights in this brochure are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Collette Worldwide is also a member of the Association of British Travel Agents, ABTA No. WO5OX.

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AMERICA

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EUROPE Heart of Russia NEW 86-87

Heritage Of America

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Canadian Rockies by Train

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Islands of New England

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Rockies Rail Highlights

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Magnificent Cities of Central & Eastern Europe

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Colours of New England

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Resorts of the Rockies

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Discovering Poland

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Autumn in New England NEW 18-19

The Best of Eastern Canada

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Discover Croatia

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America’s Music Cities

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Maritime Costal Wonders NEW 54-55

Italian Vistas

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Trains of the Colorado Rockies

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Reflections of Italy

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Italian Lakes & Greek Islands

Canyon Country

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National Parks of America

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Exploring Australia

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Exploring the Alpine Countries

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South Dakota & The Badlands

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Exploring New Zealand

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Classical Turkey

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California’s Coast

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From the Outback to the Glaciers

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Portugal & Its Islands NEW 104-105

Trains, Wineries & Treasures of Northern California

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The Best of Australia & New Zealand

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Discover Portugal’s Treasures

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Spain’s Classics

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Southern Charm

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Inspiring Iceland

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Heart of the South and New Orleans

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Imperial Cities

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Hawaiian Adventure

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Hawaii by Land & Sea NEW 40-41 Alaska Adventure NEW 42-43 Alaska Discovery

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ASIA Three Kingdoms of Indochina Highlights of China

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Best of China

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Ancient China’s Wonders & Yangtze River Cruise

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Costa Rica: A World of Nature

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Flavours of Thailand

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Tropical Costa Rica

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Mysteries of India

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The Galapagos Islands & Machu Picchu

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The Wonders of South America

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Andean Lake Crossing & Chilean Wine Country

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Spectacular South Africa

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Peru: Ancient Land of Mysteries

The Plains of Africa

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Discover South America

Israel: A Journey to the Holy Land

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Antarctica 126-127

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escorted tour why choose an

with Collette Worldwide Holidays?

All Tours In This Brochure Include • Door to Door Transfer Service from your home to the airport • Good quality hotels in carefully selected locations • Many meals and unique restaurants as outlined in your itinerary • Welcome and farewell dinners as outlined in your itinerary • ‘Must See’ sights as outlined in your itinerary

Door to Door Transfer Service*

Carefully Selected Hotels

• Transportation on tour by private, climate controlled coach

Travelling with Collette Worldwide Holidays is all about comfort and simplicity so you can spend time enjoying the cherished moments of your escorted touring holiday with us.

We have strict criteria when we search for hotels to include in our itineraries. Our in-house team of experts look for hotels which reflect the region and spirit of the destination. You can be confident that your hotel stays will be just as much a highlight as the rest of the tour.

• Services of a Collette professional Tour Manager throughout the entire tour • Expert local guides • Local transfers from the airport to hotel on arrival and hotel to airport on departure on the first and last day of your tour • Admission charges as outlined in your itinerary • Luggage handling • Tips for concierges, doormen and waiting staff • Hotel taxes and service charges Gratuities for cruise ship personnel, overnight passenger train personnel, local sightseeing guides, hotel housekeepers, drivers and Collette Tour Managers have not been included.

With this in mind, we are delighted to include a door to door transfer service with every booking. We will include a return transfer on all individual bookings for distances of up to 100 miles from the point of collection to the departure airport and return, mainland UK and Northern Ireland only. For those customers located outside of the 100 mile threshold, a supplementary cost will be applicable and our Reservations team will be happy to provide you with a quote. Please arrange your door to door transfer at the time of booking. *Please refer to our terms and conditions of booking for full details on page 128.

Sightseeing & Excursions Many of our excursions are once in a lifetime experiences or the ‘must-sees’ of the region. The character and charm of every destination is reflected in the extras we include in our tours. These excursions are already included in the holiday price quoted and are not offered as expensive pre-bookable options as with many other tour operators. All of the included sightseeing arrangements and admission tickets required are booked in advance to avoid unnecessary queues and inconvenience. Please refer to the tour itineraries for the details of the excursions included with each tour.

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An escorted tour with Collette offers excellent value for money, and as we include so many extras such as meals, entrances and excursions, it is far easier to budget. We also take you directly to the best sights, with no need to worry about unfamiliar territory or languages. Paul Palmer, Operations Manager Collette Worldwide Holidays

Tour Pacing Our Tour Pacing (1 - 5) is featured on each tour itinerary page. The definition of each activity level is listed here. We recommend packing comfortable walking shoes, so you are able to fully enjoy every aspect of your holiday with us. Level 1: A very leisurely paced tour which involves minimal physical activity, such as climbing some steps or boarding a coach, as well as walking from the hotel reception area to hotel rooms and dining areas.

Enjoy The Local Cuisine

Tour Extensions

We work hard to create menus that typify the cuisine of the destinations you are visiting. We research a wide range of dining venues to find the right restaurants offering authentic, local cuisine and special dining experiences. All of the dinners included in our itineraries are multicourse and offer a choice to cater for most preferences.

On some of our tours we offer tour extensions to lengthen your holiday. These are highlighted, where applicable, on the tour itinerary pages. A Collette Tour Manager will accompany customers on these tour extensions in many instances.

Tour Managers All of our tours will be led by one of our experienced Tour Managers as well as local guides where appropriate to ensure you get the most out of your holiday. Our Tour Managers accompany you for the entire tour and will provide information on everything and anything including travel tips, restaurant recommendations and on where to shop for those all important souvenirs, as well as information on local traditions and historical anecdotes.

Single Travellers Our single travellers can relax in the company of friends and with the assurance of knowing our Tour Manager is at hand if required.

Group Bookings We are experts in organising group travel, delivering wonderful quality and excellent service. Our professional and personalised service to groups includes a dedicated Sales Manager who will provide advice, as well as support, from the initial stages of selecting an escorted tour to your return home.

Level 2: This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestone streets. Level 3: This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends longer and shorter days, and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up steps or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected. Level 4: To truly experience the tour and destination, you need to be able to participate in physical activities such as longer walking tours, walking over uneven terrain, climbing steps and be comfortable with periods of standing. Level 5: This tour is very active, requiring participants to be physically fit to fully enjoy all of the experiences. This itinerary has more strenuous activities.

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tailor make with Collette you can

your holiday... your way

We appreciate the not everyone wants the same thing from a holiday, and that includes how you start, what you do once you’re there and what you do when your tour ends. So if you like to have your holiday your way, then our Tailor Made options enable you to create the holiday that’s just right for you.

Combine tours back-to-back

Extend Your Holiday

Some of our tours can be combined back-to-back for those that want to maximise their sightseeing and want real value for money by cutting down on the air travel costs. For example some of our South America tours can be combined to offer Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru all in one continuous tour! For all tour combinations, please contact us today for details.

We have a selection of pre-packaged holiday extensions available on some of our tours. Details of these can be found on the tour pages in this brochure. If you would like to add any of these extensions to your holiday or would like more information about any of them please contact us today to discuss.

Add an Independent Stopover You don’t have to fly straight to your starting destination, you could decide to stop en route for some independent sightseeing, relaxation or merely to break up the flight. We can arrange transfers and a choice of hotel accommodation for you at your stopover destination.

Visit Friends or Family Do you want to visit friends or family before or after your tour? Whether for several weeks in advance of the tour, or for just a few days, we can arrange this for you. Your Door to Door UK airport transfers will still be included. If needed we can also book hotels for you in the area and arrange flights between your family or friends’ city and beginning or end of your tour.

Add Extra Nights Do you want to add additional nights at the start or end of your tour? Rates for extra nights at the first or last hotels on our tours are indicated on the tour page where available

Pre-Bookable Options on Tour Whilst our tours include a choice of many excursions, we also understand the need for free time is a vital part of any holiday. With this in mind, we have included leisure time into most of our tours so there is opportunity for independent exploration of the destinations visited. During your tour, our Tour Managers will offer you a selection of optional activities for those who have an appetite for further exploration. Our Tour Managers will help with booking and will have a list of the optional activities available together with prices.

At Collette Worldwide Holidays, we take pride in every tiny detail of your holiday with us and strive to make this the most memorable holiday you have ever experienced from beginning to end. Peter Traynor, General Manager Collette Worldwide Holidays

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airline partners

In our efforts to ensure we offer you the best value and service when travelling on one of our worldwide tours, we are continuously looking at the most convenient and affordable flight options for our customers. On many tours, we also offer the option to upgrade to a premium economy service for your journey, which provides you with a range of additional benefits for your comfort and enjoyment.* The range of benefits which are normally offered include exclusive check-in facilities and access to an airport lounge for relaxation before boarding. On board the aircraft you can relax with extra legroom and space, as well as sampling the selection of high quality in-flight cuisine, drinks and entertainment. If you are interested in upgrading your flights, please contact us today for availability and your individual quotation. Alternatively, please visit one of our specialist Travel Agents who will also assist you with your enquiry. *with the airline(s) specified in each tour price panel.

Upgrade your Flight to World Traveller Plus^ Enjoy the benefits that are afforded to you by British Airways’ World Traveller Plus. British Airways’ extensive flight network means you can connect to hundreds of worldwide destinations. All you have to choose is which cabin to fly in. World Traveller Plus - Worth the difference • A quieter cabin ‘away from the crowd’ with a maximum of six rows of seats • Larger seats with 7” more legroom than World Traveller • Adjustable headrest, legrest, footrest and lumbar support • Personal Highlife Entertainment System with over 200 entertainment options • A choice of hot food options • Complimentary bar service throughout the flight • Online check-in available 24 hours prior to departure World Traveller Plus is now available on all mainline routes. ^ The supplement will be added to the total cost of your holiday at time of booking. Other premium economy upgrades are available with our other airline partners.

To book a premium economy upgrade, please contact us today.

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98%

satisfaction customer

and don’t just take our word for it!

In order for us to deliver the highest standard of customer care and quality, we need your constant feedback to enable us to review our business and make improvements. We are proud that our customer satisfaction rating has averaged 98% for the last five years on holiday survey returns. We are delighted to share some of our customers comments with you and encourage you to share your views and experiences with us.

Mike & Janet Hardwick, Dorset

Mrs Valerie Sparks, Horsham

My wife and I have just returned from our Thailand holiday. We felt we must tell you how much we enjoyed ourselves. The hotels were top class, the sightseeing venues were mind blowing but also thought provoking. The tour coach was very comfortable, superbly driven, may I say by Mr Bualee and with his assistant Mr Ya being very attentive to the tour party, our journey through Thailand was made very pleasurable. Our tour guide, now what can one say about her! She was knowledgeable, informative, helpful, funny, friendly - in short she was just fabulous. We would not hesitate in using Collette Worldwide again and would also recommend Collette to family and friends. Thank you for a wonderful Thailand Experience.

What a great time we all had in South Africa & I would like to say how much I enjoyed it & everything was absolutely perfect. All the hotels were excellent & the food was lovely with plenty of choice. The Tour Manager Stephanie Finnigan was brilliant, so full of information, always smiling and smartly turned out. In fact as I told her, she is one of the best Tour Managers I have ever had.

Mr & Mrs Bartlett, Plymouth We have recently returned to the U.K from a fantastic holiday in the Canadian Rockies with Collette Worldwide Holidays. We would like to give credit to our tour manager. The commitment he showed to his tour party together with his organisation, helpfulness and knowledge were to the highest standard. I hope you will let him know how much he was appreciated as a tour manager.

Jean Rose, Leeds I have recently returned from Islands of new England. Our tour manager was Heather Costa. I am a frequent traveller on tours with different companies and this was my third with Collette. I cannot praise Heather enough. Not only was she efficient in her duties to the group, but knew and cared about each one of us individually. Her knowledge was phenomenal and she seemed to anticipate everything necessary and far exceeded her official duties.

Mr & Mrs W McGranaghan, Belfast My wife and I would like to express how much we enjoyed the Collette Tour to America’s Music Cities. It was a well organised trip with excellent hotels and concert venues. May we take this opportunity to mention our first class tour guide April Smith who provided us with a mindful of information on all our destinations and entertainment venues, and not forgetting George our driver who was always courteous and helpful. April and George were an excellent team. We would have no hesitation in recommending to our friends a holiday with Collette and we hope to travel with you in the future.

Mr & Mrs James, South Wales I just have to write and let you know how much we enjoyed our trip on the Canadian Rockies by Rail tour in May. We have travelled quite a lot over the years, but this was by far the best. We were picked up on time and luggage was handled for us, and all the hotels were excellent. As for our tour manager, I can’t praise him enough, he was the best. He made sure we knew, did and saw everything that was possible, he made our holiday the best ever. We had a fantastic group and made some lovely new friends and happy memories to keep forever. Thank you once again.

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Explorations is for you. With a small group of no more than 28 passengers on every tour, gain access to historic sites, exclusive experiences and a more personal journey. Culinary classes, meals with locals, sightseeing off the beaten path, language lessons and truly immersive activities open your eyes, your mind and your heart to what these destinations are really all about. Annette, Collette Product Manager

Explore. Connect. LIVE.

See Some of the most beautiful views unfold slowly; others greet you on arrival.

When you travel, do you like to: • Experience every must-see sight the destination offers? • Have free time to explore on your own? • Connect with new cultures? • Learn from a chef how to cook up a regional dish?

Taste Discover the real meaning of local flavour. Listen Every destination moves to a different beat. Smell Salty sea air. Snowy glacial peaks. Mouthwatering cuisine.

• Stay in authentic hotels that embody the local flavour? • Meet the locals?

Touch Embrace a new world; it will touch you too.

• Immerse yourself?

Explorations is for you. With a small group of no more than 28 passengers on every departure, every Exploration is more personal, more interactive and loaded with bold experiences. Enjoy the freedom to explore on your own. Dine at smaller local restaurants – like the locals do. Get closer to regional cultures by sharing a meal with a local family, learning from experts about the history you are surrounded by, or meeting the children of the area. Immerse yourself. Dig deeper. Go further. With culinary classes, authentic intimate accommodations that capture the flavour of an area, wine tastings, nature walks, knowledgeable guides, access to smaller historic sites and more opportunity to explore independently you’ll discover the world first hand, your way.

ASIA Three Kingdoms of Indochina Mysteries of India

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AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST The Plains of Africa

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EUROPE Discover Portugal’s Treasures Inspiring Iceland

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LATIN AMERICA Costa Rica: A World of Nature The Galapagos Islands & Machu Picchu

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foundation the Collette

This journey began seven years ago and it’s been an inspiring one full of hope and determination, for all of us. Daniel J. Sullivan, Jr., President & CEO, Collette Worldwide Holidays

It was a trip to Peru that sparked the origin of the Collette Foundation for Collette’s President & CEO, Daniel Sullivan, Jr., who is no stranger to the world of giving back. On this business trip in the Summer of 2006, Dan was captivated during a visit to a Peruvian school. With a wide collection of tours that visit destinations on all 7 continents, Dan Sullivan immediately wanted to join employees, partners, vendors and customers together in the mission to enrich the lives of the children around the world. The Collette Foundation was officially launched in 2007, on the eve of Collette’s 90th anniversary, and invests in funding, supplies and manpower to establish and manage projects in destinations such as Australia, China, Costa Rica, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa and the United States. More than 25% of Collette’s worldwide employees have volunteered to participate on projects. Each project has its own task force to identify and manage programmes, collaborate with foreign organisations and allocate funding. Being in the travel business allows Collette’s employees to actually get on the ground and personally visit the sites they are working with to monitor effectiveness. Even Collette’s customers can experience the Foundation’s work. During their travels, customers will have the opportunity to visit programme sites supported by the Collette Foundation.

Experience the Collette Foundation for Yourself On Collette tours that visit Foundation sites, customers have the opportunity to support the Foundation in helping children in need. Prior to your trip, you’ll receive

information on your project site so you can bring items with you on your tour, if you so choose. Customers are invited to make voluntary contributions of supplies or donations should they so desire when they visit Collette Foundation sponsored sites. The Collette Foundation offers customers the unique opportunity to see the lives they’re impacting and truly understand how their contributions are making a difference. For more information on the Collette Foundation please call us on 0800 804 8700 or visit www.collettefoundation.org.

The Travel Foundation The Travel Foundation’s work helps to ensure that the places we love to visit are protected for generations to come. Sustainable tourism improves quality and offers a richer holiday experience, including access to more varied excursions, authentic souvenirs, as well as locallyproduced food and drink. It allows you to get closer to the country you’ve come to visit and helps to ensure that local people benefit from your visit, improving living conditions for local communities, as well as protecting the natural environment.

How the Travel Foundation is funded Collette Worldwide Holidays help fund The Travel Foundation’s work, along with many leading UK travel companies and their customers. For more information go to: www.makeholidaysgreener.org.uk

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travel loyalty by Collette

Your Loyalty Programme We want to reward you for choosing Collette Worldwide Holidays with a little T.L.C! Now after booking with Collette, you can enrol in the T.L.C. programme and earn credit towards your next Collette Tour.  This is our way of thanking you for trusting us with your holiday.

New Online Experience As part of Travel Loyalty by Collette, you will also gain access to our new online experience. Register before you depart and enjoy the latest news and information about your tour, manage rewards, upgrade your tour, select optional excursions and review important messages. You will even have a chance to get to know some of your fellow travellers.

The Benefits of TLC 1 E ARN £100 CREDIT to use on your next tour everytime you travel with us!* 2 M  anage your booking, receive our latest updates, and news about your tour. 3 P  rovide us with your emergency contact details & other important information 4 See your day to day itinerary and plan your next trip!

*£100 off travel within 12 months of last Collette Holiday, £75 off travel within 13-24 months of last Collette Holiday. In addition to any other offers.

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Heritage of America

The White House, Washington D.C.

Tour Pacing

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: New York City • Philadelphia • Amish Country • Gettysburg • Shenandoah Valley • Monticello • Colonial Williamsburg • Mount Vernon • Washington, D.C. • Smithsonian Institution

Day 1: Home - New York City Explore America’s heritage, history and scenic horizons on this in-depth tour of the eastern United States. Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight to New York.

Day 2: New York City Meet your fellow travellers this morning for a welcome breakfast at an NYC diner. Then, a local guide leads you on a fascinating tour of the ‘Big Apple.’ You’ll see Greenwich Village, the Wall Street district, Little Italy, Chinatown, the Empire State Building, Central Park, Chelsea Market and other time-honoured landmarks. Visit St. Paul’s Chapel in lower Manhattan, a place where George Washington once worshipped, and where recovery workers came for rest and care during their time at the World Trade Centre site. This afternoon, discover ‘the city that never sleeps’ at your own pace. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 3: New York City - Philadelphia - Lancaster Travel to Philadelphia and embark on a tour of ‘the Birthplace of a New Nation’ which highlights the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Independence Hall is rich in heritage as the location of both the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the drafting

of the Constitution. Continue on to the Amish Country of Lancaster, the second largest Amish community in America. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

where scenic expanses of Shenandoah Valley wilderness extend in all directions. Tonight you’ll overnight^ inside the park! Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 4: Lancaster

Day 6: Shenandoah Valley Charlottesville - Williamsburg

Visit Wheatland*, the gracious Federalist home of James Buchanan, the 15th U.S. President. Sample the true taste of Amish Country with a stop at the Kitchen Kettle Complex where small batches of jams, jellies and relishes are handcrafted daily. Next, a local guide introduces you to the fascinating history and traditions of the Amish people during a tour of their farmlands. As you learn more about their self-sufficiency and peaceful lifestyle, you will understand how their ‘life apart’ is an expression of their religious faith and dedication. Tonight, enjoy a traditional dinner of local specialties and the chance to learn more about Amish customs firsthand when members of the local Amish community** join you for dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Lancaster - Gettysburg Shenandoah Valley

Visit Monticello, the beautiful home and gardens of Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson was not only the third U.S. President and author of the Declaration of Independence, but he was also an accomplished inventor and true ‘Renaissance man.’ This afternoon, arrive in the historic town of Williamsburg. Tonight, begin your journey into Revolutionary-age America by dining in a Colonial Williamsburg tavern specialising in colonial fare. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Cherry Blossom Season in Washington, D.C.

Journey to Gettysburg, site of the Union victory that marked a turning point in the Civil War. A guided tour of the site illuminates those three historic days in 1863 and the decisive battle that changed the course of American history forever. Travel to Shenandoah National Park via the famous Skyline Drive, along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Jefferson Memorial

New York Skyline

Cherry Blossom season colours the city in a sea of pink and white. Thousands of trees now grow along the Tidal Basin in West Potomac Park, East Potomac Park and on the Washington Monument grounds. The original trees were a gift from Japan in 1912. Enjoy the many activities and festivities that take place during this beautiful herald of spring and learn of the history and lineage of these beautiful trees. Please Note: Blooming will vary slightly from year-to-year due to weather conditions. Dates are to be determined.

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Day 7: Colonial Williamsburg Begin the day by viewing ‘Story of a Patriot,’ a short film that introduces you to Colonial Williamsburg, one of the largest and best living history museums in the world. Costumed re-enactors populate the streets and buildings, bringing the customs and sentiments of 1770 to life. Tour Governor’s Palace and Gardens before enjoying time to independently wander the cobblestone streets and explore some of the 88 historic buildings. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 8: Williamsburg - Washington, D.C. Visit Mount Vernon, the beloved home of the first U.S. president, George Washington. Wander the beautiful plantation grounds he adored and tour the home, filled with 18th century antiques. Then, travel to Washington,

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D.C. Explore the world-famous Smithsonian Institution’s countless treasures, containing the largest and most extensive collection of artefacts in the world, such as the fabled Hope Diamond and the actual Apollo 11 Command Module. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 9: Washington, D.C. This morning, a guided tour of America’s capital affords you wonderful views of the Capitol building, the White House, monuments and museums. Your first stop will be the White House Visitor Centre where you will gain insight into the many transitions this historic residence has undergone. Continue your tour with a stop at the moving World War II Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Memorial. Your tour ends with a photo stop at the U.S. Capitol building. This afternoon, visit Arlington National Cemetery to view the Tomb of the Unknowns and the Kennedy gravesites. Toast the end of a wonderful trip this evening at a farewell dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

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Your tour ends in Washington, D.C. this morning. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 11: Arrive Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

Collette Experiences • Spend two nights in the heart of New York City! • Learn about the traditions and history of the Amish with a locally guided tour. • Stroll the grounds of historic Colonial Williamsburg and enjoy dinner at one of its famous taverns. • Glimpse into the life of America’s first president with a visit to his estate, Mount Vernon. • From space exploration to the American presidency, see the many exhibits at the world-famous Smithsonian museums.

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with direct flights on United. Direct flights with British Airways available from an additional £50. Single supplements from £450 - £650 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. •D  uring your stay at the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel, the included breakfast will be Continental Deluxe. • * Admission to Wheatland may not be available at all times; on those occasions you will visit Eisenhower Farm. • * *The members of the local Amish community may not be available on all dates; on these occasions we will include dinner at a local establishment. •^  On occasion, particularly at the beginning or end of the season (March and late October through November), your accommodations may be outside of Shenandoah National Park if park accommodations are not open or available. This has been reflected in the tour price. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates. •A  n ESTA visa is required for all UK passport holders travelling to or via the USA.

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Islands of New England

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Providence • Newport • Boston • Cranberry Bog • Plymouth Rock • Plimoth Plantation • Cape Cod • Martha’s Vineyard • Nantucket • Hyannis • Provincetown • Whale Watch or Sand Dunes • Lobster Dinner

Day 1: Home - Boston - Providence

Nantucket

Join Collette on a journey highlighting the natural beauty and traditional charm of New England. Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight to the United States. Arrive in Boston and transfer to Providence, the capital of Rhode Island, where your tour begins.

A ferry ride transports you to the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard. Known for visits by presidents and royalty, this summer home of many artists, writers and celebrities is full of surprises. A local guide will show you all the highlights of ‘the Vineyard,’ including quaint gingerbread-style cottages and a once-famous whaling port. Later, depart the island and cruise back to Cape Cod. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 2: Providence - Newport - Providence This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Providence, ‘America’s Renaissance City.’ Following your city tour, depart for Newport, the ‘Yachting Capital of the East.’ Travel along breathtaking Ocean Drive en route to Bellevue Avenue which is lined with 11 historic mansions representative of America’s Gilded Age. Starting out in the 1800s as summer ‘cottages,’ 7 of the 11 mansions have been designated National Historic Landmarks. You will have the opportunity to tour the Marble House, one of these architectural marvels. As you explore the gorgeous summer home of Mr. and Mrs. William Vanderbilt, you will gain an understanding of why Newport became known as a legendary resort destination. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Plimoth Plantation

Day 3: Providence - Boston - Providence Depart Providence and travel north to the exciting city of Boston. Let Boston’s historical charm envelop you during a tour highlighting Beacon Hill, the Old South Meeting House, Boston Public Gardens, the historic North End, Old North Church, the U.S.S. Constitution and Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Then, you may wish to use your leisure time to stroll along some of the famed Freedom Trail, a 2.5 mile walking path through the streets of Boston that showcases the city’s historical sites, or perhaps explore the lively marketplace in Faneuil Hall. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 4: Providence - Cape Cod

The Mayflower II

Day 5: Cape Cod - Martha’s Vineyard Cape Cod

Today you tour a traditional New England cranberry bog and learn about dry harvesting. Then, step back in time with a stop in the celebrated town of Plymouth where the Pilgrims landed in 1620. See legendary Plymouth Rock and board a reproduction of the Mayflower, the 102 passenger ship used by the Pilgrims for the 65 day journey from England. Next, experience the Pilgrim way of life with a visit to Plimoth Plantation, a recreation of a 17th century village. Arrive at your beachfront hotel for a relaxing four night stay. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Collette Experiences • Spend four nights at an oceanfront Cape Cod hotel enjoying a private sandy beach. • At Plimoth Plantation, journey back in time to the 1620s when the Mayflower landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts. • Spend a day exploring Nantucket, known for its beautiful cottages and cobblestone streets. • Enjoy a guided tour of a working New England cranberry bog. • Celebrate the taste of Cape Cod with a traditional New England lobster dinner.

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Day 6: Cape Cod - Nantucket - Cape Cod Step aboard the Nantucket ferry, complete with all the luxuries of first class ferry service, en route to Nantucket. Upon arrival you will set out on a tour exploring the beauty of this idyllic island, from cobblestoned Main Street to its beaches and lighthouses. During leisure time explore the island’s waterfront where yachts bob in the harbour, or perhaps shop for a famous Nantucket basket. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 7: Cape Cod - Hyannis - Provincetown - Cape Cod Your day begins with a panoramic tour of Hyannis. Catch a rare glimpse of the Camelot era as you travel through Hyannisport, home of the Kennedy compound, and visit the poignant Kennedy Memorial. Visit charming Provincetown, a lively artist colony, famous for its crafts and bright Cape Cod flair. This afternoon the choice is yours – set out on a whale watch cruise that takes you out into Cape Cod Bay in search of these magnificent creatures or embark on a scenic adventure through the

iconic sand dunes of the Cape. Tonight, complete your New England experience as you indulge in a traditional lobster feast. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 8: Cape Cod - Depart for Home Today breakfast will be included.

Day 9: Arrive Home

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Single supplements from £260-£450 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with direct flights on British Airways. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. • T he days and order of sightseeing may change to best utilise your time on tour. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates. •A  n ESTA visa is required for all UK passport holders travelling to or via the USA.

Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home. Boston Gardens

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Boston • Boston Harbour Cruise • Woodstock • Quechee Gorge • Stowe • Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory • Rocks Estate • North Conway • Lake Winnipesaukee Cruise • Kancamagus Highway • Boothbay Harbour • Lobster Dinner

Day 1: Home - Boston Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight. Arrive in Massachusetts, the beginning of your journey through New England’s charming and vibrant northern states. Relax during a two night stay in the heart of Boston.

Day 2: Boston Start your day with a sightseeing tour that features the Old South Meeting House, Public Gardens, Old North Church and Beacon Hill. Stop at the famed Faneuil Hall Marketplace, bustling with various street performers and colourful stalls of local handiwork. Later, hop aboard a harbour cruise and visit one of Boston’s most treasured landmarks, the USS Constitution*. This informative cruise brings you up-close and personal with ‘Old Ironsides’ at her home in the Charlestown Navy Yard and offers the opportunity to disembark for a tour of the famous ship and accompanying Naval Museum. Tonight, the atmosphere becomes very ‘Ye Olde New England’ when you enjoy a welcome dinner at America’s oldest oyster house, located on the historic Freedom Trail. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 3: Boston - Woodstock - Stowe

Mass. State House

Set out for Vermont, the ‘Green Mountain Province.’ Traditional white steeple churches, quaint villages and tree-covered mountainsides dot the charming landscape of your journey. In Woodstock, a covered bridge in the town centre, along with the beautifully restored Georgian houses that surround the town green, add credence to its reputation as ‘the quintessential New England village.’ Visit the impressive 165 foot deep, mile long Quechee Gorge before continuing to Stowe for a two night stay. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 4: Stowe Watch apples transform into cider the old-fashioned way – using a rack and cloth press – during a trip to the Cold Hollow Cider Mill. A tour of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory teaches you about the ice cream process and ends with a delicious sample of their sweet treats. This afternoon, enjoy time at leisure in Stowe, a lovely New England town. Today breakfast will be included.

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory

Day 5: Stowe - North Conway Today you are New Hampshire bound! Soak in the lovely New England countryside as you journey through the White Mountains of New Hampshire to North Conway. En route, visit the Rocks Estate, home to the North Country Conservation & Education Centre. Tour the farm and learn about the history and importance of maple sugaring in the region, including a visit to a virtual tap room. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 6: North Conway - Lake Winnipesaukee - North Conway

Boothbay Harbour

Begin your day with a visit to New Hampshire’s picturesque lakes region, a popular holiday spot for visitors year-round. Board the M/S Mount Washington and spend the next hour cruising stunning Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire’s largest lake. After your cruise, visit the charming town of Wolfeboro, the ‘oldest summer resort in America.’ Later, return to North Conway via the Kancamagus Highway, a scenic road offering spectacular views of the White Mountains region. Today breakfast will be included.

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Day 7: North Conway - Boothbay Harbor** Depart New Hampshire for Maine, arriving in beautiful Boothbay Harbour, the ‘boating capital of New England.’ View the rugged coastline on a drive along picturesque Ocean Point Road. This afternoon, enjoy a relaxing cruise through Boothbay Harbour for spectacular views of the coast, including lighthouses, summer homes, and even local wildlife, such as the harbour seals. Learn about New England’s lobster industry and watch as a lobster trap is pulled aboard the boat to view the day’s catch. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for a very special farewell dinner featuring the fresh native lobster for which coastal Maine is renowned. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 8: Boothbay Harbour - Kennebunkport - Boston - Depart for Home Today you travel through the seaside community of Kennebunkport, along spectacular Ocean Drive. See Walker’s Point, former President George H. W. Bush’s summer home, which is situated on a rocky promontory, before returning to the Boston airport. Today breakfast will be included.

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with direct flights on British Airways. Single supplements from £640-£680 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. • * The USS Constitution will be closed on Mondays; however, the other attractions and vessels at the Navy yard will be open. If you choose to tour the USS Constitution, USS Cassin Young or visit the USS Constitution Museum, you may return on a later cruise leaving from the dock at the Charlestown Navy Yard (every hour on the hour between 11:00am and 5:00pm). • * *Depending upon hotel closing due to seasonality, Boothbay Harbour or Kennebunkport overnight may be replaced with a hotel in an alternate coastal location. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates. •A  n ESTA visa is required for all UK passport holders travelling to or via the USA.

Day 9: Arrive Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

Collette Experiences • Enjoy a locally guided tour of historic Boston and a visit to its famed Faneuil Hall Marketplace. • Spend two nights in the quaint New England town of Stowe. • Enjoy a cruise on stunning Lake Winnipesaukee. • Enjoy a true taste of New England at a farewell dinner featuring succulent fresh lobster.

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Autumn in New England

Vermont Foliage

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Boston • Salem • House of Seven Gables • Norman Rockwell Museum • Apple Orchard • Southern Vermont • Bennington • Vermont Farm • Vermont Country Store • Wolfeboro • Portland Head Light • Kennebunkport • Lobster Dinner

Day 1: Home - Boston

New Hampshire

Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight to Boston. Country stores, covered bridges, and remarkable mountains all await you in New England.

Day 2: Boston - Salem - Boston A sightseeing tour of historic Boston features the Old South Meeting House, gathering place of patriots; the Public Gardens; the Old North Church; Beacon Hill; and the U.S.S. Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world. Later, stop at the famed Faneuil Hall marketplace with its eclectic and tempting assortment of food and shops before embarking on a ferry to Salem. Upon arrival, experience this picturesque place best known for the infamous witch trials of 1692. At its heart, Salem, one of the busiest New England ports of the 18th and 19th centuries, remains a maritime town. Enjoy a walking tour and learn about the town’s rich and varied heritage. Finally, visit the ‘House of Seven Gables.’ This Colonial style home is famous as the setting for the Salem born writer Nathaniel Hawthorne’s most renowned work. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Vermont’s picturesque working farms. By opening its doors to visitors from around the world, this fascinating place shares a unique way of life. Enjoy a tractor-pulled tour of the grounds before heading inside the barn theatre to learn about maple sugaring in Vermont. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 5: West Dover - Wolfeboro Ogunquit*

Day 3: Boston - Stockbridge - West Dover

A day of scenic splendour awaits as you make your way to Maine. Your first stop: the Vermont Country Store, ‘purveyors of the practical and hard-to-find.’ Browse the shelves for Vermont-made products including fudge, sweets and cheeses. Next, travel through the lakes region of New Hampshire to Wolfeboro. Enjoy time at leisure to explore this quaint town nestled on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee. This afternoon, resume your journey east to the rocky coast of Maine. Today breakfast will be included.

Travel to Stockbridge and visit the Norman Rockwell Museum which contains the world’s largest collection of the illustrator’s work. An included audio guide allows you to explore independently and hear about the museum’s collection from Peter Rockwell, Norman Rockwell’s youngest son, and other friends of the museum. Explore the many exhibits, including Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post covers and other recognisable works of art. This afternoon head to Vermont, otherwise known as the Green Mountain State, and tour an apple orchard before stopping at the bake shop for a tasty treat of freshly baked apple pie! Complete your day with a drive along the scenic Molly Stark Trail, where every turn brings a new breathtaking vista. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 4: Southern Vermont

Covered Bridge

Enjoy the relaxed beauty of Vermont. Travel to the town of Bennington and visit the gravesite of poet Robert Frost as well as the historic 306’ stone obelisk known as the Bennington Battle Monument. Later, visit one of

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Day 6: Ogunquit - Portland Kennebunkport - Ogunquit Stop at Portland Head Light, a stately lighthouse situated on the coast of Cape Elizabeth, for a shot of the most photographed lighthouse in Maine. Continue on to Portland and embark on a ferry cruise through Casco Bay. This scenic cruise of the inner bay takes you past gorgeous Victorian cottages dotted along the shorelines of Little and Great Diamond islands. This afternoon, travel to the seaside community of Kennebunkport. See Walker’s Point, former President George H. W. Bush’s summer home, which is situated on a rocky promontory on Ocean Drive. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for a very special farewell dinner of fresh native lobster for which coastal Maine is renowned. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 7: Ogunquit - Boston, Massachusetts - Depart for Home Return to the Boston airport for your flight home. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 8: Arrive Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with direct flights on British Airways. Single supplements from £420 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. • * On some departures, your two-night stay in Ogunquit will be substituted with a hotel in Portland, Maine. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates. •A  n ESTA visa is required for all UK passport holders travelling to or via the USA.

Old State House

Collette Experiences • Enjoy a locally guided tour of historic Boston and a visit to its famed Faneuil Hall marketplace. • Visit the picturesque coastal town of Salem, known for its infamous witch trials of 1692. • Savour the true taste of New England during a farewell dinner featuring Maine’s famous fresh lobster.

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: French Quarter • New Orleans School of Cooking • Swamp Tour • Graceland • Grand Ole Opry Show & Backstage Tour • Historic RCA Studio B • Country Music Hall of Fame • Ryman Auditorium • Wildhorse Saloon

Day 1: Home - New Orleans

Elvis Presley’s Grave

Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight. Step back in time for a cultural getaway to the ‘Jazz Capital of the World’ – New Orleans. This soulful city abounds with rich history, mouth-watering Cajun and Creole cuisine and an incomparable soundtrack.

Day 4: New Orleans - Memphis Visit St. Louis Cemetery #3 which opened in 1854 and features some of the most elaborate crypts found in New Orleans’ cemeteries. Then, travel north to Memphis, the birthplace of the Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Soul. Upon arrival, immerse yourself in Memphis’ energetic musical scene as you feast on southern cuisine on the world famous Beale Street. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 2: French Quarter Enjoy a walking tour of New Orleans’ famous French Quarter where you will see the majestic St. Louis Cathedral, one of the city’s most recognisable landmarks. Continue on to the bustling French Marketplace where you’ll explore Pirates Alley, the Cabildo, the Presbytere and the Pontalba. Stop to taste a true New Orleans favourite – beignets at Café Du Monde. Tonight, roll up your sleeves and prepare to discover how to cook New Orleans style during a unique cooking demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking. Your chef will indulge you in everything that Louisiana cuisine has to offer. Following dinner, discover why New Orleans is known as the ‘Birthplace of Jazz’ when you take in a toe-tapping jazz revue at a local jazz club. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Memphis This morning, embark on a one of a kind tour of the city of Memphis. Local musicians board the coach and tell the story of Memphis’ musical heritage and history as you view the city’s many highlights. Then, don your blue suede shoes when you visit Graceland, the palatial home of Elvis Presley. Enter Elvis’ 14 acre estate and visit his home, original business office, trophy building and the Meditation Garden, where Elvis and members of his family have been laid to rest. The remainder of your day is free to enjoy this city’s vast musical offerings on your own. Dance to the live music that may fill the open air or spend the evening exploring Beale Street’s vibrant musical clubs. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 6: Memphis - Nashville Day 3: French Quarter

French Quarter, New Orleans

Enjoy a drive along New Orleans’ historic Esplanade Avenue. Then, journey through Louisiana’s beautiful Honey Island swamp on a cruise* narrated by your captain. Learn about the history and ecology of this fascinating ecosystem while keeping an eye out for wildlife including bald eagles, herons, turtles and alligators. You’ll also see houses of the local Cajuns who have made their homes here in the bayous, which are accessible only by boat. Return to New Orleans and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to discover this great city your way. Today breakfast will be included.

Today, journey to the ‘Music Capital of the World’ that is Nashville. This evening, take your reserved seat at the renowned ‘Grand Ole Opry**.’ What began as a building where a local radio broadcast show aired once a week in 1925 has grown to become an entertainment complex that attracts music fans from all over the world. After the show, enjoy a behind the scenes look at the music during a backstage tour of the Opry. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 7: Nashville Your day begins with a tour of the historic RCA Studio B for an intimate look at Nashville’s oldest remaining

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instruments are artfully presented in cutting edge exhibits relaying the colourful histories of country music and its artists. Later today, a local guide will share the history and lore of Music City during a sightseeing tour. Visit the Old Ryman Auditorium^ and view the State Capitol, Music Row and the Parthenon – a full scale replica of the Athenian original. Tonight, enjoy a special dinner at the famous Wildhorse Saloon, home of a 3,300 square foot dance floor that is used every night of the week by dancers and revellers! Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 8: Nashville - Depart for Home Today breakfast will be included. record studio where Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton and Charlie Pride once recorded some of their classic hits. Learn the secrets of how each artist recorded their chart topping music in this famous studio, where you may even have the opportunity to record your own hit! Then, explore the Country Music Hall of Fame, the largest museum of popular music in the world. The museum’s vast collections of memorabilia, costumes, recordings and

Day 9: Arrive Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

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Collette Experiences • Roll up your sleeves and prepare to discover how to cook New Orleans style during a unique cooking demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking.

During your stay at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, you can choose to upgrade your room to a Premium Garden View room. Enjoy spectacular atrium views at the above cost per person. Please enquire at time of booking.

• Stroll world-famous Beale Street, Memphis’ lively and historic entertainment district, alive with the buzz of music, throngs of music lovers and the glow of city lights. • Enjoy reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry, the ‘home of American music,’ followed by a backstage tour.

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31 Aug 2299

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2249

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with United via Newark. Single supplements from £350 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Belfast, Edinburgh & Glasgow. Please call for details. • * In cases of severe inclement weather, a panoramic New Orleans city tour by bus will be substituted in place of the swamp tour. • * *The Grand Ole Opry moves to the Ryman Auditorium during the months of November and December. When this occurs, the backstage tour of the Opry will not be included. •^  On some dates, the Old Ryman Auditorium may be closed for special events. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates. • An ESTA visa is required for all UK passport holders travelling to or via the USA.

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Trains of the Colorado Rockies

Durango-Silverton

Tour Pacing

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Denver • Rocky Mountain National Park • Georgetown Loop Railroad • Grand Junction • Colorado National Monument • Durango & Silverton Railroad • Durango • Mesa Verde National Park • Royal Gorge Railroad • Colorado Springs • Pike’s Peak Cog Railway • Garden of the Gods

Day 1: Home - Denver Traverse the Colorado Rockies with Collette Worldwide Holidays as you journey through the beauty of nature with Alpine lakes, towering peaks and rolling meadows at every turn. Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight. Today dinner will be included.

Day 2: Denver - Estes Park - Rocky Mountain National Park - Denver Travel to the resort village of Estes Park, famous for its Stanley Hotel, the inspiration for Stephen King’s novel, The Shining. Enjoy leisure time to meander among its unique shops and fine galleries. Next stop is Rocky Mountain National Park to discover the true meaning of ‘panoramic’ as you experience incredible views. Then, travel across the famed Trail Ridge Road* which forms the highest continuous highway in America reaching heights of 12,183 feet. This celebrated ‘Roof of the Rockies’ offers views of massive peaks and rugged canyons as you cross the continental divide. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 3: Denver Area - Georgetown Grand Junction

ore from the San Juan Mountains and offers spectacular views along the journey. Today breakfast will be included.

Travel through the Rocky Mountains on a scenic and historic train ride aboard the Georgetown Loop Railroad. Completed in 1884 as a means to transport silver in and out of the region, this spectacular stretch of narrow gauge railroad is an engineering marvel and features several horseshoe curves and bridges including the Devil’s Gate High Bridge. A stop is made at the picturesque Alpine village of Vail. Lined with chalets, outdoor cafes and intriguing shops and galleries, Vail is one the finest resort destinations in the world. Later, arrive in Grand Junction, your home for the next two evenings. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 6: Durango - Mesa Verde National Park - Durango

Day 4: Grand Junction - Colorado National Monument - Grand Junction Visit one of the grand landscapes of the American West Colorado National Monument. Travel along the Rim Rock to see a colourful panorama of deep, sheer-sided canyons and high rock towers. Later, journey to Colorado’s wine country to learn about one of the region’s finest vineyards and sample the fruits of its labours. Tonight’s winemaker’s dinner at a lovely vineyard will be an exceptional experience where you can relax and enjoy the company of your fellow travellers. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

An incredible day awaits you at Mesa Verde National Park which preserves the one thousand year culture of the remarkable Anasazi Indians. Visit the fascinating Spruce Tree Cliff Dwellings to see two of the largest cliff dwellings, built by ancestors of the Pueblos between 1211 – 1278 AD. This evening, enjoy an Old West adventure filled with traditional cowboy food and entertainment**. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 7: Durango - Canon City Colorado Springs Begin today by travelling east across southern Colorado to Canon City’s Royal Gorge Railroad. Board the train for a 24 mile ride beneath the highest suspension bridge in the world, the Royal Gorge Bridge, which spans the gorge 1,053 feet above the railroad tracks. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 5: Grand Junction - Silverton - Durango

Colorado

Drive south to the small mining town of Silverton, a national historic landmark. Hidden high in the San Juan Mountains, this town offers spectacular scenery, Victorian charm and historic architecture built between 1882 1910. Then it’s ‘all aboard’ the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. This 1881 coal fired, steam powered locomotive was built to haul silver and gold

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Depart for Manitou Springs, home of Pike’s Peak, the legendary symbol of the 1859 Gold Rush. Embark on Pike’s Peak Cog Railway, the world’s highest cog railroad, for an 8.9 mile journey to the top of Pike’s Peak (approx. 14,110 ft.). During the journey you will see magnificent views and perhaps animals in their native habitat. Later, travel to the Garden of the Gods, on the National Register for Historic Places, to see the towering sandstone formations and enjoy a wonderful view of Pike’s Peak. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner to celebrate a trip filled with scenic delights and railway adventures. Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Pikes Peak Railcar

Select Your Tour Date in £s per person Departures 2014 From 9, 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 20, 27 Jun 4, 11, 12 Jul

Day 9: Colorado Springs Depart for Home Your tour ends in Colorado Springs. Transfer to Denver for your flight home. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 10: Arrive Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

Collette Experiences • Ride aboard the famous Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad through southwestern Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. • Journey on the world’s highest cog railroad to Pike’s Peak, a stunning backdrop for Colorado Springs. • Spend two nights in Durango, a fun filled cowboy town where you can relive the excitement of the Old West.

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with United via Chicago. Direct flights with British Airways available from an additional £100. Single supplements from £450 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. • * Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park may be closed at certain times of the year due to inclement weather. • * *The cowboy food and entertainment will not be available for tours arriving into Durango prior to 27 May 2014 or after 2 September 2014; on those occasions, your meal will be substituted at your hotel or a local restaurant. • T his tour includes travelling to high altitudes (approx. 14,110 ft.) and may not be suitable for some travellers. We suggest that you consult your doctor if you have any concerns. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates. •A  n ESTA visa is required for all UK passport holders travelling to or via the USA.

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Canyon Country

Monument Valley

Tour Pacing

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Scottsdale • Oak Creek Canyon • Kaibab National Forest • Grand Canyon • Lake Powell • Monument Valley • Bryce Canyon National Park • Zion National Park • Las Vegas

Day 1: Home - Scottsdale Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight. A tour of canyon country features some of America’s most colourful and spectacular scenery and includes visits to three national parks. Your holiday begins in the colourful city of Scottsdale. This evening enjoy a good old fashioned Chilli Cook Off and experience an authentic western-style dinner. Today dinner will be included.

Day 2: Scottsdale - Phoenix - Scottsdale This morning will be a highlight of your trip as you enjoy a chat with a local Native American tribe member. Learn about the different tribes of the area, their histories, and modern day life of Native Americans in Arizona. After your presentation, a local guide will introduce you to Scottsdale and Phoenix. Highlights of this tour include downtown Phoenix, Camelback Mountain, Paradise Valley, Old Town Scottsdale and more. Next you will visit a local shop in Old Scottsdale to learn a bit of the history of several different Native American styles of jewellery. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore Old Town

Scottsdale or just relax at your hotel. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 6: Lake Powell - Bryce Canyon National Park - Zion National Park

Day 3: Scottsdale - Sedona - Grand Canyon

Today, travel to Bryce Canyon National Park, truly one of the most spectacular scenic wonders of the world. The formations within Bryce Canyon National Park, called Hoodoos, are the creation of wind and water erosion over eons of time. Iron oxidizing within the rock causes the natural orange and red hues that colour these formations. Your final destination for the day is the red and white sandstone cliffs of Zion National Park. In sheer magnitude and colour, Zion is one of the most awe-inspiring national parks in the world. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Begin the day with a visit to the beautiful city of Sedona and take some time to shop in the marketplace. You will be amazed with Oak Creek Canyon, where the rock formations seem to change hue with every turn in the road. Later, as you travel through the spectacular Kaibab National Forest, you will reach the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 4: Grand Canyon - Lake Powell This morning you will have ample time to explore the Grand Canyon. Behold amazing views of the canyon with a drive along the South Rim. Later, a short drive brings you to Cameron Trading Post. For nearly a century, the post has been a haven for travellers, traders and explorers who come from all points of the globe to see the wonder of the Grand Canyon and experience the Native American cultures of the Southwest. Continue north through mesastudded desert scenery before arriving at your home for the next two evenings, a lovely hotel overlooking the stunning blue waters of Lake Powell. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 7: Zion National Park - Las Vegas Climb aboard Zion’s open air tram to truly experience spectacular scenery as you wind alongside the Virgin River through the 2,400 foot deep, 1/2 mile wide Zion Canyon. Later, leave nature’s beauty behind for the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas strip. Probably the most famous stretch of road in the world, its four miles of neonlit resorts with around-the-clock action is like nowhere else on earth. A two night stay provides you plenty of time to enjoy the shows, the casinos and all the fun. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 5: Lake Powell - Monument Valley Lake Powell

Lake Powell

Begin your day with an invigorating breakfast cruise* along lovely Lake Powell. Journey through the territory of the Navajo nation and arrive in Monument Valley, a sacred Navajo land featuring colourful sandstone spires that rise hundreds of feet from the valley floor. Enjoy an exciting tour, narrated by one of the Navajo tribe members. A stop will be made at a Hogan. The history and symbolism of a Hogan represents every aspect of Navajo life: their thinking, reasoning, planning, and their philosophy. Later today, return to Lake Powell for an evening at leisure. Today breakfast will be included.

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Tailor Your Holiday Stay longer in Scottsdale from £55, or in Las Vegas from £70 per person per night and/or add a city or resort stopover to your journey, such as New York or Washington, D.C. Please call us to discuss your requirements.

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Grand Canyon

Today is yours to do as you please. Lounge by the pool sipping cool drinks, experience an amazing one-of-a-kind show, go hiking or try your luck in the casino. Or perhaps explore the hotels on the strip with themes that capture your attention as you get swept away by the wonders inside. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

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Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

• End your holiday with a two night stay in Las Vegas where you can relax or join in the ‘round the clock activities.

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• Stay two nights at a hotel that overlooks stunning Lake Powell.

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• See the amazing spires and canyons of three great national parks: Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon.

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Departures 2015 From 5, 12, 19 Mar 2429 9, 16, 23 Apr 2449

Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with United via Chicago. Direct flights with British Airways available from an additional £140. Single supplements from £420-£450 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. • * When the breakfast cruise is not available, breakfast in the Rainbow Room at Lake Powell Resort will be substituted, followed by a special cruise. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates.  n ESTA visa is required for all UK passport holders travelling to or •A via the USA.

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National Parks of America

Grand Canyon

Tour Pacing

3

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Scottsdale • Lake Powell • Grand Canyon • Bryce • Zion • Salt Lake City • Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks • Old Faithful • Sheridan • Bighorn Mountains • Mount Rushmore • Crazy Horse Memorial

Day 1: Home - Scottsdale

Lake Temple, and adjacent to this imposing edifice is the domed Tabernacle, home of the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir** and the great Tabernacle organ. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Join us on a tour through five of America’s most splendid National Parks. Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight. Your tour begins in Arizona where you will enjoy a stay in the world famous resort town of Scottsdale. This evening enjoy a good old fashioned Chilli Cook Off and experience an authentic western-style dinner. Today dinner will be included.

Day 6: Salt Lake City Enjoy a tour of Salt Lake City, featuring the Great Salt Lake, the state capitol and the residential district. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 2: Scottsdale - Sedona - Lake Powell Begin the day with a visit to the artists’ colony of Sedona where you will see the amazing rock formations change hue with each turn in the road. Later today you arrive at Lake Powell. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 3: Lake Powell - Grand Canyon Embark on a delightful breakfast cruise* on scenic Lake Powell. Then travel to Carl Hayden Visitors Centre and look out over Glen Canyon Dam and see to the end of Lake Powell. Afterwards, travel through Marble Canyon before arriving at the spectacular Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Upon arrival relax at one of the many public seating areas overlooking the immense and colourful canyon. Before dinner you may wish to take a short hike to explore the area. Dinner this evening takes place in the historic Grand Canyon Lodge, offering fine Grand Teton National Park

Zion National Park Valley

dining in a casual atmosphere, with magnificent views overlooking the rim of the canyon. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 4: Grand Canyon - Bryce Canyon Zion National Park Travel to Bryce Canyon National Park, truly one of the most spectacular scenic wonders of the world. The formations within Bryce Canyon National Park, called Hoodoos, are the creation of wind and water erosion over eons of time. Iron oxidising within the rock causes the natural orange and red hues that colour these formations. Your final destination for the day is the red and white sandstone cliffs of Zion National Park. In sheer magnitude and colour, Zion is one of the most awe-inspiring national parks in the world. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 7: Salt Lake City - Jackson Hole En route to Wyoming you will see the majestic Bear Lake Summit. Later you will arrive in the cowboy town of Jackson Hole. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 8: Jackson Hole The day is yours to explore Jackson Hole. Optional activities include shopping, canoeing, hiking and river rafting trips. Tonight, a fun filled evening of cowboy entertainment and dinner is in store at the Bar J Chuckwagon^. Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Mount Rushmore

Day 5: Zion National Park - Salt Lake City A drive north takes you to Salt Lake City, the ‘City of the Saints,’ for a two night stay. Perhaps you will choose to explore Temple Square. This beautifully landscaped 10 acre plot of ground in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City is one of Utah’s most visited attractions. The centrepiece of the square is the 6 spired granite Salt

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From Jackson Hole, pass through Grand Teton National Park where, towering more than a mile above the valley of Jackson Hole, the Grand Teton rises to 13,770 feet. Twelve Teton peaks reach above 12,000 feet and support a dozen mountain glaciers. The Teton Range is the youngest range in the Rockies and displays some of North America’s oldest rocks. Later, arrive at the amazing Yellowstone National Park for an overnight stay at your lodge nestled in the heart of this wonderful park. One of the many highlights is the world famous Old Faithful Geyser, a fountain of steam that rises more than 60 feet in the air. Today breakfast will be included.

Your tour ends, leaving you with many wonderful memories.

Stay longer in Scottsdale from £55 per person per night and/or add a city or resort stopover to your journey, such as New York or Washington, D.C. Please call us to discuss your requirements.

Select Your Tour Date in £s per person Departures 2014 From 17, 18 May 2989 24, 25, 31 May 1, 4, 14, 15, 22 Jun

Day 13: Arrive Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

5, 12 ,13 Jul 19, 20 Jul

Marble Canyon

Collette Experiences • Visit five of America’s most breathtaking national parks on one great tour.

Day 11: Sheridan - Keystone

• Discover a world of colour and light as you take a breakfast cruise on beautiful Lake Powell.

See one of the country’s most famous landmarks, Mount Rushmore, before visiting the Crazy Horse Monument, a memorial dedicated to the Native Americans of this great

• Spend two nights in the cowboy town of Jackson Hole, and enjoy an evening of cowboy entertainment.

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Day 10: Yellowstone - Cody - Sheridan A delightful day of sightseeing begins with a trip along Lake Yellowstone and over Sylvan Pass. From the mountains to the prairies, the scenery is simply amazing. As you pass through Cody, a stop will be made at the Buffalo Bill Historical Centre, a tribute to one of the most colourful figures of the old west, Buffalo Bill Cody. Before turning in for the night in Sheridan, you drive through the incredible Bighorn Mountains and journey through the territory of the Great Sioux Nation. Today breakfast will be included.

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land. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the Native American Cultural Centre to learn about their culture and customs. Here, Native Americans discuss the movements of their dances and the significance of wearing different feathers and clothes. Later, arrive at the K Bar S Lodge, nestled in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Join your fellow travellers at a lovely home-hosted farewell dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with United via Chicago. Single supplements from £640-£710 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Belfast, Edinburgh & Glasgow. Please call for details. • T his tour includes travelling to high altitudes (approx. 10,000 ft.) and may not be suitable for some travellers. We suggest you consult your doctor if you have any concerns. • * When the breakfast cruise is not available, a lunch is substituted. • **The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will be conducting their rehearsals and concerts at the spectacular Conference Centre located in Temple Square from Memorial Day (late May) through Labour Day (early September). •^  Bar J Chuckwagon is available from Memorial Day (late May) through the last Saturday in September. During all other times, dinner will be substituted at the hotel. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates. •A  n ESTA visa is required for all UK passport holders travelling to or via the USA.

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South Dakota & The Badlands

Badlands

Tour Pacing

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: 1880 Train • Mt. Rushmore • Black Hills Gold • Crazy Horse Memorial • Needle Highway • Custer State Park • Chuckwagon Supper • Hot Springs • Deadwood • Badlands National Park • Wall Drug Store

Day 1: Home - Rapid City Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight. Arrive in Rapid City the gateway to some of the most intriguing and beautiful attractions in America. Today dinner will be included.

Day 2: Rapid City - Keystone - Rapid City Travel back to a time when steam locomotives and railroads were the primary form of transportation in America. Your journey between Hill City and Keystone on an 1880’s train gives you an insight into what life was like for early Americans riding the rails in hope of finding a new future. Later, a short ride brings you to Mount Rushmore, whose four figures carved in stone represent the first 150 years of American history. Stroll along the Presidential Trail, providing the closest access to the sculpture. Learn about Black Hills gold on a tour through Mt. Rushmore Black Hills Gold and Diamond Factory. Here you’ll see skilled artisans handcraft South Dakota’s official jewellery. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 3: Rapid City - Crazy Horse - Custer Rapid City Visit Crazy Horse Memorial, the world’s largest sculpture still in progress. The memorial includes the Indian Museum of North America, Native American Cultural Centre, the sculptor’s studio, and an orientation centre and theatres. Many Native American artists and craftspeople create their works at the memorial and are on hand to discuss the influence of their culture on their art. Next, travel through 14 miles of magnificent rock formations on the Needle Highway*. Its curving rock tunnels and steep rock spires provide a breathtaking backdrop. Later, drive through Custer State Park where a band of bighorn sheep, a herd of majestic elk, or buffalo may be sighted! You’re in cowboy country so get ready for a ‘Chuckwagon Supper & Cowboy Music Show’ held on the film set of the movie Dances with Wolves. Kick back and relax like the locals do! Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 4: Rapid City - Hot Springs Rapid City Travel to Hot Springs to see the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary and view America as it was 300 years ago. Experience a guided tour through part of this endless prairie of 11,000 acres where over 400 wild horses run free. You’ll also see Indian petroglyphs over 10,000 years old, a prairie dog town, an authentic Native American Sun Dance site, and the movie set from the classic, Crazy Horse. The afternoon is yours to venture out on your own or relax at your hotel. Your tour manager will be on hand to describe what the area has to offer. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 5: Rapid City - Deadwood - Rapid City

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Visit Prairie Edge, a Plains Indian store and museum filled with native art, crafts and jewellery. Created by hand, their work remains faithful to the Plains Indian spirit and tradition. Next, travel to Deadwood, a rollicking,

rambling western town named as a National Historic Landmark. Authentic recreations of turn of the century street lamps light the way through accurately restored architecture. Upon arrival, a local guide will introduce you to the history of the city including a visit to Mount Moriah Cemetery and Kevin Costner’s TaTanka: ‘Story of the Bison,’ an interpretive centre that depicts the relationship of bison and man through interactive exhibits. Later, journey through an authentic Lakota encampment where everything from tepees to live Lakota interpreters offers a snapshot of Indian life during the height of the buffalo culture in 1840. Enjoy time at leisure in Deadwood where gold, gambling and gunpowder were the three key ingredients that created this town in 1876. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

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Start your day with a visit to Badlands National Park. Upon arrival, make a stop at the visitors centre to view its informative exhibits and displays as well as see a video introducing you to this area. The Badlands loop is a marvel of vibrant colours and rock formations caused by mineral deposits. Next, enjoy a stop at Wall Drug, an authentic store from 1936, where there is time for lunch and browsing. This evening, enjoy a wonderful dinner at the K Bar S Lodge, nestled in the woods of Keystone. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with United via Chicago. Single supplements from £320 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Belfast, Edinburgh & Glasgow. Please call for details. • * Alternate route will be taken if the Needle Highway is not open. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used.  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time •A of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates. •A  n ESTA visa is required for all UK passport holders travelling to or via the USA.

Day 7: Rapid City - Depart for Home Today breakfast will be included.

Day 8: Arrive Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

Collette Experiences • Travel back in time aboard an 1880’s steam locomotive train as it winds through the forest and beautiful scenery. • See The Crazy Horse Memorial, the world’s largest sculpture still in progress. • Discover the vibrant colours and rock formations in Badlands National Park. • Explore the legends in the city of Deadwood, home to Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane.

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California’s Coast

The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: San Francisco • Yosemite National Park • Monterey • 17 Mile Drive • Big Sur • Hearst Castle • Santa Barbara • Old Mission Santa Barbara • Los Angeles • San Diego

Day 1: Home - San Francisco Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight. Your tour begins in ‘the City by the Bay,’ San Francisco. Enjoy the ambiance of this lively city, known for its ethnic diversity and unique history. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers at a welcome dinner on Pier 39, overlooking San Francisco Bay. Today dinner will be included.

Day 2: San Francisco A local guide showcases the popular landmarks of San Francisco, including the Twin Peaks, the Golden Gate Bridge and Chinatown. Later, enjoy some leisure time to explore Fisherman’s Wharf where you may sample cracked crab and the renowned sourdough French bread. Shop in lively Union Square or visit Ghirardelli Square, once the site of one of the largest producers of chocolate in the country. For a true local experience, ride the famed cable cars up and down San Francisco’s thrilling hills as you sightsee. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 3: San Francisco - Yosemite National Park Today you wind through the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains en route to one of Mother Nature’s greatest

masterpieces, Yosemite National Park. Yosemite’s amazing waterfalls, unique rock formations, deep valleys, alpine meadows and groves of beautiful trees will leave you awestruck as they did Ansel Adams, who lived in the park while taking his famous portfolio of striking photographs. Upon arrival, join your fellow travellers on an open-air tram* to view sites such as Yosemite Falls, Half Dome and El Capitan, as well as learn about the park’s history, geology and wildlife. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 4: Yosemite National Park - Monterey Travel to Monterey, the city often called the greatest meeting of land, sea and sky. Monterey is home to the famed 17 Mile Drive, also known as one of the most breathtaking coastlines in the world. Along the drive you will pass through the Del Monte Forest and see famous sights such as the Lone Cypress Tree: Seal Rock, where the seals may actually bark at you; and the Pebble Beach Golf Course. Next, travel to Old Monterey, the place where California’s statehood began in 1849, filled with lovingly restored historic buildings and Spanish adobes. An afternoon arrival will allow you time to independently explore charming Old Monterey and shop at Cannery Row, made famous by John Steinbeck. Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Los Angeles

Day 5: Monterey - San Simeon Santa Barbara Journey 90 miles along the Big Sur Coast, flanked by the Santa Lucia Mountains and the sea sprayed rocky Pacific, for a trip that will surely take your breath away. Upon arrival in San Simeon, visit one of the world’s greatest showplaces, the palatial mountaintop retreat of Hearst Castle, built by newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. Tour the castle, built on a 40,000 acre ranch that Hearst frequently camped on as a child. Now a National Historic Landmark, Hearst was constantly building and rebuilding what he simply called ‘the ranch.’ As a result, the estate was not completed during Hearst’s lifetime and was later donated to the state of California in 1957.

The Big Sur Coast

Collette Experiences • Stay in Yosemite National Park and receive firsthand experiences of its towering waterfalls and unique rock formations. • Travel 17 Mile Drive, the scenic bypass lining the Pacific Ocean, and see such landmarks as the Lone Cypress Tree, the flat top evergreen symbolic of Pebble Beach. • Explore the seashore village of Santa Barbara and see why its nickname is ‘The American Riviera.’

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• A 2 night stay in San Diego at the end of your trip includes a perfect balance of sightseeing and leisure time.

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to Universal Studios, as well as a host of your favourite musical and film celebrities. See the TCL Chinese Theatre, where nearly 200 movie stars have left their hand and foot prints, as well as the popular Hollywood Walk of Fame and other famous gems. Tonight, arrive in California’s second largest city, San Diego. Known for its ideal climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches, and worldclass attractions, San Diego is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, Mexico, the Anza-Borrego Desert, and the Laguna Mountains. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 8: San Diego Explore some of its 165 rooms and 127 acres of gardens, terraces, pools and walkways. Later, arrive in enchanting Santa Barbara, famous for its stunning setting and natural beauty fused from the dramatic mix of mountains, valleys, beaches, islands and the sea. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Santa Barbara This morning your local guide will show you some of Santa Barbara’s most historical sites. You’ll be fascinated by a guided tour of the Old Mission Santa Barbara, established in 1786. As California’s tenth mission, it’s referred to as the ‘Queen of the Missions.’ Enjoy a walk through the Santa Barbara County Courthouse and take in one of the best views in California from the top of the clock tower. Continue your tour with more history, views of the water and a drive through the neighbourhood of the rich and famous, Montecito. Some free time allows you to explore the downtown area laced with pedestrian friendly sidewalks and paseos, with the Santa Ynez Mountains as a lovely backdrop. You may prefer to grab a pedicab (Santa Barbara’s answer to the rickshaw) or hop aboard an eco-friendly electric shuttle to the waterfront area famous for Stearns Wharf which has been a part of the scene since 1872. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 7: Santa Barbara - Los Angeles San Diego This morning, continue on your coastal journey to glittering Los Angeles, the ‘City of Angels,’ and home

This morning, join a local guide for a comprehensive tour including downtown, the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, Coronado Island and Old Town San Diego. The afternoon is yours to experience San Diego at your leisure. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 9: San Diego - Depart for Home Your tour ends today, but you can relive your wonderful memories as you depart for home.

Day 10: Arrive Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home. San Francisco

Yosemite National Park

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with United, out direct, return via Washington. Direct flights with British Airways available from an additional £80. Single supplements from £550- £580. ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. • * The tour through Yosemite may be conducted on your coach rather than the open air tram (depending upon the weather). • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates.  n ESTA visa is required for all UK passport holders travelling to or •A via the USA.

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Trains, Wineries & Treasures of Northern California Californian Vineyard

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: San Francisco • Sonora • Yosemite National Park • Railtown Province Historic Park • Sacramento • Lake Tahoe • Winery Tour • Sonoma Wine Country • Napa Valley Wine Train

Day 1: Home - San Francisco, California

Sacramento Capitol

Join Collette Worldwide Holidays in exploring Northern California. From its most popular cities to fertile valleys and historic gold rush towns, many hidden treasures await. Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight. Your tour begins in San Francisco, the beautiful ‘City by the Bay.’ Tonight, take in a fabulous view of San Francisco. Enjoy dinner at a restaurant on Fisherman’s Wharf overlooking the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Today dinner will be included.

Day 6: Sacramento - Lake Tahoe Sacramento Travel over the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the resort gambling town of Lake Tahoe. Upon arrival, enjoy a narrated cruise of spectacular Lake Tahoe aboard the M.S. Dixie II paddlewheeler. Later, make a quick visit to a nearby casino to try your luck or explore the shops before returning to Sacramento. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 2: San Francisco This morning, enjoy a leisurely walk from your hotel to Pier 39 for a delightful breakfast. Next, join a local expert for a guided city tour which highlights Fisherman’s Wharf, the famous cable cars, the Golden Gate Bridge and the view of the city from the imposing Twin Peaks. The afternoon is yours to explore this beautiful city independently. Hop on a cable car or enjoy the sights at Fisherman’s Wharf…the opportunities are endless. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 3: San Francisco - Sonora Enjoy a relaxing morning in San Francisco before travelling east through California’s central valley to Sonora. In its Gold Rush heyday, Sonora was the cosmopolitan city of 1848, attracting people from all over the world. Today breakfast will be included. The Golden Gate Bridge

thousands of ‘49ers’ flocked here during the California Gold Rush. You’ll have plenty of time to visit the unique shops. This evening, it’s Diner’s Choice…your dinner is included and you’ll choose the perfect spot from a ‘menu’ of Sacramento’s great restaurants. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 4: Sonora - Yosemite - Sonora A scenic drive brings you into the awe-inspiring Yosemite National Park. Your tour through Yosemite’s amazing waterfalls, unique rock formations, deep valleys, Alpine meadows and pristine wilderness will leave you absolutely awestruck. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Sonora - Jamestown - Sacramento Travel to Jamestown to visit Railtown, an 1897 state historic park featuring early 20th century locomotives and railcars. A popular spot for movie makers, High Noon, The Virginian and Petticoat Junction were filmed here. Arrive in Sacramento for a panoramic tour including the historic Governor’s Mansion, where Ronald Reagan once resided, and the State Capitol building. Then continue through Old Sacramento’s historical district with a local expert who will provide an insider’s view of its fascinating history. With over 60 restored gold rush-era buildings, wooden sidewalks, cobblestone streets and antique gas lamps, catch a glimpse at what life was like when

Day 7: Sacramento - Sonoma Santa Rosa A visit to Sacramento is never complete without a stop at the California Province Railroad Museum, considered to be one of the best railroad museums in the United States. Enjoy the detailed exhibits and the many historical stories told by your museum guide. Later, make the short drive to Sonoma County, home to one of California’s most fertile wine growing regions. Special stops will be made at a local winery for a tour and tasting and at an olive oil press for the wonderful opportunity to sample many types of fresh olive oil. Today breakfast will be included. Yosemite National Park

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Day 8: Santa Rosa - Napa - Santa Rosa A unique highlight awaits as you travel through California’s treasured wine vineyards and arrive in Napa, one of the world’s premier destinations. Breathtaking views abound. Here you can sample several different wines before boarding the elegant Napa Valley Wine Train. Once aboard, sit back and relax as the incredible scenery, famous vineyards, and delicious meal complete the luxurious atmosphere. Later this afternoon, relax prior to an excellent farewell dinner – complete with great local wine to cap off your California adventure. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

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Collette Experiences • Experience the city of San Francisco during dinner overlooking the bay and on a highlight-packed city tour. • Journey on a splendidly restored Pullman car as you travel through picturesque Napa Valley at an unhurried pace. • Enjoy the incredible beauty of one of America’s most beloved national parks, Yosemite. • Glide along the pristine waters of Lake Tahoe and marvel at the inspiring scenery.

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with direct flights on United. Direct flights with British Airways available from an additional £90. Single supplements from £420-£520 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. • For departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. • On some dates alternative hotels may be used. • All holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. • Additional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates. • An ESTA visa is required for all UK passport holders travelling to or via the USA.

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Southern Charm

Boone Hall

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Historic Charleston • Boone Hall Plantation • Beaufort • Savannah • Factors Walk • Jekyll Island • St. Simons Island • St. Augustine

Day 1: Home - Charleston

Day 3: Charleston - Beaufort - Savannah

Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight. Your tour begins in beautiful antebellum Charleston, where magnificent formal gardens grace much of the historic district.

Travel south along the coast through South Carolina’s Low Country to the charming town of Beaufort, the ‘Queen of the Carolina Sea Islands.’ Perhaps you’ll opt to explore Beaufort’s charms in a horse-drawn buggy or stroll around the streets at your own pace. Continue south to historic Savannah, home of the largest National Historic Landmark district in the United States. The afternoon is at leisure to wander this enchanting city’s tree filled squares, the City Market or the River Street shops. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 2: Charleston Charleston has survived the Civil War, major fires, an earthquake and hurricanes – and still exudes elegance, charm and grace. Enjoy a guided tour of the city highlighting the cobblestoned streets, historic homes and restored buildings, some with origins prior to the Revolution. Stop at the battery overlooking Fort Sumter where, on April 12, 1861, the first shots of the Civil War were fired. Following your tour, experience southern plantation living as you explore one of America’s oldest working plantations, Boone Hall, set amidst moss draped oaks. View the remarkably preserved original slave cabins, unusual in their brick construction. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 4: Savannah - Jekyll Island Begin the day with a guided tour of Savannah’s sprawling Historic District. Stroll along the cobblestone-paved Factors Walk and River Street, where old cotton warehouses have been converted into trendy shops, taverns and restaurants. Visit the beautiful Andrew Low Home and Gardens and learn about the driving force behind the Girl Scouts and its founder, Juliette Low. Travel south along the unspoiled Georgia coast of vast

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marshlands, winding rivers and beautiful beaches. Arrive at the exclusive Jekyll Island Club Hotel, grandly situated in the midst of the fabled Golden Isles. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Jekyll Island - St. Simons Island Jekyll Island

Slave Cabin, Boone Hall

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Jekyll Island was the winter retreat of prominent gilded age families. Their grand ‘cottages’ still stand. A tram brings you on a tour of the Jekyll Island Historic Landmark District – one of the nation’s largest restoration projects. The Rockefellers, Vanderbilts and J.P. Morgan once stayed here along the 240-acre river edge. Visit another of the fabled Golden Isles, quaint St. Simons Island. See its striking 106’ tall lighthouse and visit the Museum of Coastal History. Later, enjoy leisure time to explore the quaint shops and restaurants in the village. Today breakfast will be included.

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Travel south to the United States’ oldest city, St. Augustine, first settled in 1565. Upon arrival, enjoy a guided trolley tour highlighting the Old Spanish Quarter, historic Bayfront, ‘Old Town,’ which dates to 1572, and the Plaza de la Constitucion with its shops and restaurants. Spend time at leisure this afternoon to explore more of the city’s many cultural attractions. This evening, return to Jacksonville and join your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Beaufort

Your days spent experiencing true southern charm and gracious hospitality will stay dear to your heart for years to come. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 8: Arrive Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

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Heart of the South & New Orleans

New Orleans, French Quarter

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: French Quarter • Court of Two Sisters • Baton Rouge • Natchez • McIlhenny Company Tabasco Factory Tour • Martin Accordions • Cajun Entertainment • Vermilionville • Bayou Cruise • Cajun Cooking School

Day 1: Home - New Orleans

Day 3: French Quarter

Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight. Arrive in America’s most inviting cultural region. Take some time to acquaint yourself with the city that has given us great music and incredible food: the ‘Jazz Capital of the World,’ New Orleans.

Enjoy a walking tour of the famous French Quarter. Stroll past the majestic St. Louis Cathedral, one of the city’s most recognisable landmarks. Continue on to the bustling French Marketplace and explore Pirates Alley, the Cabildo, the Presbytere and the Pontalba. Complete your tour with a stop to taste a true New Orleans favourite - beignets at Café Du Monde. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to discover the ‘Big Easy’ your way. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 2: New Orleans This morning, enjoy a panoramic tour of New Orleans with a local guide. Begin along historic Esplanade Avenue. See St. Louis Cemetery #3 which opened in 1854 and holds some of the most elaborate crypts found in the city’s cemeteries. Then, relax during a drive along the shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain. This romantic road eventually leads to St. Charles Avenue, whisking you past gorgeous mansions as well as Tulane and Loyola, two world-famous universities. Return to the French Quarter this afternoon. Tonight, enjoy an elegant dinner at the Court of Two Sisters, one of New Orleans’ most famous restaurants. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 4: New Orleans - Baton Rouge - Natchez This morning you travel to Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana. Enjoy a guided tour of the Louisiana State Capitol Building and learn about the state’s most influential political figure, Governor Huey Long. Hear the stories and legends from the time of his governorship and witness the location of his untimely assassination at the Province House. Later, continue to Natchez. This small city, resting on a bluff high above the Mississippi River, personifies the grace and elegance of the South with its preserved antebellum mansions. Tour Stanton Hall, former home of planter and cotton broker Frederick Stanton. This evening you are invited to dinner at Lansdowne House, a privately-owned antebellum plantation home. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Natchez Learn about the rich history of Natchez as a local guide takes you on a captivating tour of this pre-Civil War town. Tour Longwood, an impressive octagonal mansion that today remains unfinished. Construction began shortly before the Civil War and the interior was never completed. Marvel at the beautiful design and imagine the grandeur of what could have been. Experience a taste of the southern lifestyle as you spend the balance of the day at leisure in Natchez. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 6: Natchez - Avery Island - Lafayette

St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans

Plantation House

Today, journey to Avery Island, home of the McIlhenny Company’s Tabasco Pepper Sauce Factory. Enjoy a guided tour of the factory* and see where this famous sauce is produced and packaged. Later, continue on to Lafayette, the heart of Cajun Country. Visit Martin Accordions, a family-owned accordion shop. Learn about this intricate craft and listen as the Martin family band entertains you with music and stories. This evening, enjoy dinner at Pont Breaux’s Cajun Restaurant, featuring famous Cajun cooking and live entertainment. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

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Day 8: Lafayette - New Orleans Depart for Home Return to the New Orleans airport and head home with a new appreciation of the American South. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 9: Arrive Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with United via Chicago. Single supplements from £290- £320 ‡Lead in price includes Early booking offer. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Belfast, Edinburgh & Glasgow. Please call for details. • * Tabasco Pepper Sauce bottling takes place Monday-Thursday only. Although the factory will not be bottling sauce during your visit, guided tours of the factory will still take place. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014.  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •O •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates. •A  n ESTA visa is required for all UK passport holders travelling to or via the USA.

Day 7: Cajun Country Today, immerse yourself in the Cajun culture. Begin at the Acadian Cultural Centre at Jean Lafitte National Park for an introduction to the history and culture of Cajun Country. Next, visit Vermilionville, a 23 acre living history museum and folklife park showcasing the Cajun and Creole heritages. Later, cruise along the eerie bayous and through the Atchafalaya Basin – no trip to Cajun Country would be complete without seeing the swamp! This evening, join your fellow travellers for a spectacular farewell dinner and a lesson in Cajun cuisine at the Accidental Chef Cooking School. Sit back and enjoy the show as the chefs share stories about local life while teaching you the secrets behind some of the delicious regional dishes. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

7, 21 Sep

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Collette Experiences • Learn the art of Cajun cooking from the culinary ‘magicians’ at the Accidental Chef Cooking School. • Immerse yourself in the grace and elegance of the antebellum South while touring the Natchez mansions. • Head on down to the bayou and relax on a narrated cruise through the Atchafalaya Basin swamp.

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Hawaiian Adventure

Waikiki Beach

Tour Pacing

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Waikiki Beach • Pearl Harbour • Oahu’s Famous North Shore • Kilohana Plantation • Waimea Canyon • Kauai Coffee Company • Iao Valley Monument • Lahaina • Polynesian Luau

Day 1: Home - Honolulu, Oahu

Day 5: Kauai

Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight. Your holiday in the sun-drenched Hawaiian Islands begins in Honolulu. Upon arrival, you’ll be welcomed with traditional Hawaiian floral lei and whisked off by private car to your Waikiki Beach hotel.

Travel to breathtaking Waimea Canyon - carved thousands of years ago by rivers and floods, each of the lines in the canyon walls represent a different volcanic eruption or lava flow. At 10 miles long, 1 mile wide, and more than 3,500 feet deep, it is considered the ‘Grand Canyon of the Pacific.’ Later, visit the largest coffee estate in Hawaii and discover the coffee bean’s journey from tree to cup. Learn about sustainability practices and taste several of their coffees. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 2: Oahu

Waterfall Hawaii

This morning ‘Remember Pearl Harbour’ as you embark on an historic journey. Begin at the World War II Valour in the Pacific National Monument to view artefacts from the attack and a short documentary on the ‘Day of Infamy.’ Travel by naval launch to the white marble-clad USS Arizona Memorial. In the silence, reflect on history as you gaze upon the thousands of names inscribed on the wall of remembrance. After this poignant experience, take a city tour of Honolulu highlighting the historic Iolani Palace, the impressive state Capitol building, Kamehameha’s statue, and the moving National Cemetery of the Pacific, known as the Punchbowl. The remainder of your day is at leisure to explore Oahu your way! Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 3: Oahu Today, embark on a wonderful journey along Oahu’s famous North Shore. If there is such a thing as a perfect wave, you’ll likely find it here. The large waves of this legendary surf mecca attract the best surfers. Several television series and movies were filmed in this area. A stop in the surfing town of Haleiwa will surely be a highlight as you learn why surfers gather from all over the world with waves ranging from 2 to 40 feet! Rich with island history, Haleiwa is now the social and artistic hub of the North Shore. Here you will find surfers fuelling up at the restaurants in its plantation-era buildings before hitting the famous beaches of Waimea Bay, Ehukai (Banzai Pipeline) and Sunset Beach. No trip to the North Shore is complete without making a stop to savour one of Hawaii’s favourite treats... shaved ice. Hawaiians consider this the perfect treat any time of day. Return to Waikiki and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 4: Oahu - Kauai

Waimea Canyon

A short flight takes you to the ‘Garden Isle’ of Kauai, the oldest island in the chain. Only here, on the outer islands, can you find the timeless world of ancient Polynesia. Upon arrival, visit Kilohana Plantation and ride on an authentic historic railway. Discover local culture and the history of this working farm as your guide highlights exotic fruits, vegetables and animals along your journey. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Kauai The day is yours to enjoy this beautiful island at leisure. Stroll along the beach or take advantage of your resort’s activities. You may also choose to experience the island through the eyes of Hollywood with a tour of the island’s famous movie filming locations. If you’re feeling adventurous, you may even choose to take an optional helicopter ride. Today breakfast will be included.

Pearl Harbour

Collette Experiences • Remember Pearl Harbour as you visit the USS Arizona Memorial. • Stand in awe before the breathtaking Waimea Canyon, considered the ‘Grand Canyon of the Pacific.’ • Experience one of Hawaii’s best Polynesian luaus featuring endless tropical drinks and a sumptuous feast.

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Day 7: Kauai - Maui

Day 9: Maui

Board an inter-island flight to the ‘Valley Isle’ of Maui, one of the most beautiful and popular outer islands. Visit the stunning Iao Valley and view the 2,000 foot high Iao Needle, one of Maui’s famous natural land forms. Visit the old royal capital of Lahaina, once home of the world’s largest whaling fleets. Travel through sugar cane fields to the resort area of Kaanapali and arrive at your deluxe beachfront hotel. Today breakfast will be included.

Enjoy another day in paradise. To cap off your trip, you may decide to view the sunrise from the summit of Haleakala. Tonight, complete your wonderful holiday with a farewell dinner Hawaiian-style at a traditional Polynesian luau featuring endless tropical drinks and a sumptuous feast. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 10: Maui - Depart for Home

Day 8: Maui

Bid ‘Aloha’ to Hawaii as your memorable tour ends in Maui. Today breakfast will be included.

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Your day is at leisure to see for yourself why locals say ‘Maui no ka oi’ – Maui is the best. You may choose to take a stroll along the beach, shop for souvenirs or simply relax at your luxurious Maui resort. Today breakfast will be included.

Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

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13, 27 Mar 10, 24 Apr

Optional 3 Day Big Island Post Tour Extension Day 11: Big Island Today you will circumnavigate the Big Island during a full day excursion. Tour the South Coast and see Kealakekua Bay. Next, visit a Kona coffee plantation. See the famed black sand beaches of the Big Island. Journey to the incredible Volcanoes National Park and learn about the world’s most active volcano, Kilauea. Explore steam bluffs, a fern tree jungle, and the Thurston Lava Tube. You will also visit the Jaggar Museum as well as an orchid and anthurium nursery. Then, you will drive past the many waterfalls of the Hamakua Coast and see Parker Ranch in Waimea. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 10: Maui - Big Island Board your inter-island flight to the ‘Big Island’ of Hawaii. Also known as Hawaii Island, the Big Island is famous for its volcanoes and is larger than all the other Hawaiian islands combined. The remainder of your day is at leisure.

Day 12: Big Island - Depart for Home You will board your flight home. Today breakfast will be included.

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with United via San Francisco. Single supplements from £970 - £1030 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Belfast, Edinburgh & Glasgow. Please call for details. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates. •A  n ESTA visa is required for all UK passport holders travelling to or via the USA.

Maui Beach

Day 13: Arrive U.K. Please Note: A minimum of 2 passengers is required for this extension to operate. This extension is hosted by a local representative for the transportation portion and local sightseeing only. Extensions not purchased at time of deposit are subject to availability and applicable charges at time of request.

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Hawaii by Land & Sea

Honolulu

Tour Pacing

2

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Honolulu • Pearl Harbour • USS Arizona Memorial • Honolulu City Tour • Maui • Hilo • Kona • Kauai • North Shore of Oahu

Day 1: Home - Honolulu, Oahu

Maui

Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight. Your tour of the Hawaiian Islands begins in Honolulu. Upon arrival you will be greeted with traditional Hawaiian floral lei and whisked off by private car to your Waikiki Beach hotel.

Cruise to the other side of the Big Island to Kona for the quintessential Hawaii experience. Sunny, warm weather and crystal blue waters entice visitors to partake in a variety of surfside fun. There are lots of shops to explore or perhaps you’ll search for a black sand beach and enjoy the unique feeling of black sand between your toes. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 2: Oahu - Board Cruise Ship This morning, ‘Remember Pearl Harbour’ as you set out on a historic journey - from the site of the attack on Pearl Harbour to the signing of the Japanese surrender on the USS Missouri. Travel by naval launch to the white marble-clad USS Arizona Memorial. After this poignant experience, take a city tour of Honolulu highlighting the historic Iolani Palace, the impressive state Capitol building, Kamehameha’s statue, and the moving National Cemetery of the Pacific, known as the Punchbowl. Later today, embark on a 7 night cruise aboard the Pride of America, the best way to island hop Hawaii. From the moment you step into the Capitol Atrium, with its soaring Tiffanyglass dome and grand staircase, you’ll see that this fabulous floating resort has been designed to make your time at sea truly memorable. You will be dazzled by the entertainment in the state of the art lounges and a myriad of dining options. Whilst on board, breakfast, lunch, dinner and nightly entertainment are included. Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Hawaii Cruise

Day 6: Cruising - Big Island - Kona

Day 7: Cruising - Kauai

Day 3: Cruising - Maui

Kauai is named after the Wiliwili trees that once lined its picturesque harbour. Many feel the ‘Garden Island’ is Hawaii’s most beautiful island. From the dramatic mountains of Kokee to the cool rainforest of Haena, nature takes on a starring role. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

A dynamic blend of natural splendour and the genuine hospitality of its people has made Maui Hawaii’s second most popular island. Discover for yourself why locals say ‘Maui no ka oi’ – Maui is the best. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 4: Cruising - Maui Enjoy another day in paradise. Perhaps you’ll choose to stroll along the historic streets of the old royal capital of Lahaina, a historic whaling village; find a local beach; purchase an excursion from the ship or just sit back and relax. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Cruising - Big Island - Hilo The entire city of Hilo is like one giant greenhouse with spectacular tropical flowers at every turn. Opt to visit the town’s well-preserved historic buildings that date back to the early 20th century and showcase Hawaii’s unique architecture. Or, purchase an excursion to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, home of the active Kilauea volcano. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Pearl Harbour

Collette Experiences • Visit Pearl Harbour and travel by naval launch to the USS Arizona Memorial. • Your 7 night cruise aboard the Pride of America provides the best way to island hop Hawaii. • Experience a guided tour of Waikiki highlighting the National Cemetery of the Pacific. • Savour a shaved ice on Oahu’s famous North Shore.

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Day 8: Cruising - Kauai The day is yours to enjoy this beautiful island at leisure. The choices are endless! You may consider purchasing an excursion to Waimea Canyon. Carved thousands of years ago by rivers and floods, this canyon is often referred to as the ‘Grand Canyon of the Pacific.’ Tonight, join your fellow travellers for a private cocktail party aboard the ship. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 9: Honolulu Your cruise ends in Honolulu. Disembark the ship and journey to Oahu’s famous North Shore. If there is such a thing as a perfect wave, you’ll likely find it here. Learn why an international community of surfers gathers at the legendary surf mecca of Haleiwa. Rich with island history, Haleiwa is now the social and artistic hub of the

North Shore. Here you’ll find surfers fuelling up at the restaurants in its plantation-era buildings before hitting the famous beaches of Waimea Bay, Ehukai (Banzai Pipeline) and Sunset Beach. No trip to the North Shore is complete without making a stop to savour one of Hawaii’s favourite treats, shaved ice. Celebrate the end of a wonderful trip at a farewell dinner this evening. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 10: Honolulu - Depart for Home Bid ‘Aloha’ to Hawaii as your tour ends in Honolulu.

Departures 2015 From 6, 27 Feb

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6, 13 Mar 3719 3, 17 Apr

Outside Cabin Category OK

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with United via San Francisco. Prices are based on Inside Cabin Category IA. For upgrades see above. Single supplements from £1220-£1340 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Belfast, Edinburgh & Glasgow. Please call for details. The cruise line reserves the right to alter sailing schedules at their discretion. •O  nboard gratuities are not included in the price of your holiday. For your convenience, Norwegian Cruise Lines automatically applies a 12.00 USD per guest per day service charge to your shipboard account. All of the service personnel on board receive gratuities from this service charge and there is no need for you to think about additional tipping. Separately, a 15% gratuity is added for bar drinks and spa services. • T he following categories will be utilised when confirming cabin assignments: Balcony Cat BA; Outside Cat OK; Inside Cat IA. • T riple accommodations are limited and will be confirmed upon request and availability from the cruise line. •P  lease note: Cruise ships have a limited quantity of cabins available in each cabin category. We will make every effort to accommodate your cabin category preference at the time of booking. If the cabin category preferred is not available at the time of booking, the next closest category available will be offered and a surcharge may apply. •P  rior to full payment for the programme, the cruise line reserves the right to impose a supplemental fuel charge. Should this occur, you will be notified of the additional charges. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates. •A  n ESTA visa is required for all UK passport holders travelling to or via the USA.

The Big Island

Day 11: Arrive Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

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Alaska Adventure

Alaskan Scenery

Tour Pacing

2

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Seattle • Space Needle • Seattle City Tour • Pike Place Market • 7 Night Cruise • Ketchikan • Tracy Arm Fjord • Juneau • Skagway • Inside Passage • Victoria

Day 1: Home - Seattle

Day 5: At Sea

Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight. Kick off your adventure in Seattle, Washington’s bustling seaport city. Get the best of both worlds on this trip that combines the best of land and sea. Enjoy a 7 night Celebrity Cruises voyage through Alaska with unforgettable stops along the way. Tonight, enjoy a toast with your fellow travellers at dinner. Today dinner will be included.

Relax aboard the cruise ship as you spend a leisurely day at sea. Relax on deck, take in a show, or partake in the numerous onboard activities led by your Cruise Director. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Ketchikan Your port of call today is Ketchikan, the ‘Salmon Capital of the World’ and the ‘City of Totems.’ Located on the tranquil Revillagigedo Island, Ketchikan is home to the world’s largest collection of totem poles. Explore Ketchikan before setting sail again. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 2: Seattle Embark on a sightseeing tour of the ‘Emerald City,’ including the restored waterfront area, historic Pioneer Square, and the diverse neighbourhoods that make Seattle so colourful. Next, ride an elevator 520 feet up to the observation deck of the Seattle Space Needle. This historic location was made famous by the 1962 World’s Fair. Your afternoon is free to stay in the area to visit museums, ride the ducks and have lunch. Return to your hotel aboard the Monorail – your ticket is included. Today breakfast will be included. Seattle

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Day 3: Seattle Visit Pike Place Market, a charming open-air marketplace – and an institution in Seattle! Established in 1907, Pike Place Market is the city’s centre for locally-produced food. Shoppers enjoy its year-round farmer’s market – and visitors love that the market ships goods all over the world. Whilst here, a local expert leads a brief guided tour to introduce you to the local vendors. After your tour, stroll through the market, do some shopping or enjoy a pastry from a local baker. The afternoon is yours to continue to explore Seattle’s many incredible sights. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 7: Tracy Arm Fjord - Juneau Prepare for one of the highlights of your cruise. Pass through the spectacular Tracy Arm Fjord on your way to Juneau. Glaciers, breathtaking mountains, sheer rock walls and waterfalls, along with Alaska’s largest icebergs, set the perfect scene. Later, the port of Juneau, Alaska’s thrilling capital city, offers you many opportunities for a true Alaskan adventure. Perhaps you’ll take a dog sled ride or fly by helicopter to a glacier for a truly unique walk. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 4: Seattle - Board Cruise Ship After a leisurely morning it’s time to board your cruise ship, the Celebrity Solstice! Begin your journey into the gorgeous Alaskan Wilderness and get ready for the thrilling sights you will see in the days to come. Familiarise yourself with the Celebrity Solstice: from its contemporary staterooms and elegant meals to exceptional entertainment. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

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Relive Alaska’s Gold Rush days in Skagway, the ‘Gateway to the Klondike’ and home of the famed Chilkoot Trail. In this historic city, Alaska’s past lives on in a spectacular natural setting. Enjoy a wonderful day of sightseeing as your ship sails along the amazing Inside Passage, an extensive stretch of land known for its awe-inspiring beauty and abundant wildlife. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Explore Victoria, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Canada’s Pacific Northwest. See its historical buildings, lovely sights and discover why Victoria is known as the ‘City of Gardens.’ Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 9: At Sea

Today breakfast will be included.

Relax onboard for a day at sea. Today offers up some of the most glorious scenery of your journey. Plus you have time to take advantage of all the ship’s amenities... spoil yourself at the spa, join in the excitement at the casino or read a book by the pool. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 12: Arrive Home

Alaskan Mountains

Victoria

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with direct flights on British Airways. Holidays are based on Inside Cabin Category 10. For upgrades see above. Single supplements from £780 - £1100. ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. The cruise line reserves the right to alter sailing schedules at their discretion. • Onboard gratuities are not included in the price of your holiday. For your convenience, Celebrity Cruises automatically applies a £12 per guest, per day service charge to your shipboard account. All of the service personnel on board receive gratuities from this service charge and there is no need for you to think about additional tipping. Separately, a 15% gratuity is added for bar drinks and spa services. • The following categories will be utilised when confirming cabin assignments: Balcony Cat 2C; Outside Cat 07; Inside Cat 10. • Triple accommodations are limited and will be confirmed upon request and availability from the cruise line. • Please note: Cruise ships have a limited quantity of cabins available in each cabin category. We will make every effort to accommodate your cabin category preference at the time of booking. If the cabin category preferred is not available at the time of booking, the next closest category available will be offered and a surcharge may apply. • Some attractions may not be available during the off-season months and is reflected in the price of your tour. • On some dates alternative hotels may be used. • All holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. • Additional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates. • An ESTA visa is required for all UK passport holders travelling to or via the USA.

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Alaska Discovery

Glacier Bay

Tour Pacing

2

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Fairbanks • Sternwheeler Discovery • Denali National Park • Music of Denali Dinner Theatre • McKinley • Luxury Domed Rail • Whittier • Hubbard Glacier • Glacier Bay • Skagway • Juneau • Ketchikan • Inside Passage

Day 1: Home - Fairbanks

Day 4: Denali - McKinley

Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight. Your tour begins in Fairbanks, in the great state of Alaska. What better way to explore such a vast and undisturbed region than with a Collette holiday that combines the best of both land and sea on an unforgettable 7 night Princess cruise.

Your day begins with a scenic coach ride to McKinley. From the moment you arrive at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, you’ll know you are somewhere special. This comfy Alaskan lodge invites the ultimate experience, overlooking Mt. McKinley and the Alaskan Range with one of the most inspirational views of the mountain found anywhere. There will be plenty of time to explore the area, take a shuttle to Talkeetna or enjoy a host of recreational activities.

Day 2: Fairbanks - Denali National Park Step aboard an amazing cruise on the popular Sternwheeler Discovery, an unforgettable journey showcasing Alaska’s diverse culture and rich history. Enjoy lunch before departing Fairbanks for a scenic coach ride to Denali National Park. The remainder of your day is at leisure. Today lunch will be included.

Day 3: Denali National Park This morning, join a park expert and embark on a natural history tour into Denali National Park. This tour teaches you about the six million acres that make up this pristine wilderness. The scenery alone is worth the trip, but you may be lucky enough to view some wildlife as well. Tonight, enjoy an entertaining evening at the Music of Denali Dinner Theatre which tells the story of the first ascent of Mount McKinley. Today dinner will be included.

Day 5: Luxury Domed Rail - Whittier Board Cruise Ship Transfer to the rail station and ride your luxury domed rail* direct to Whittier for an unforgettable journey. View the incredible landscape from glass-ceiling railcars and open-air observation platforms as rail guides provide expert commentary. Once in Whittier, embark the ship to begin your 7 night Princess cruise aboard a fabulous floating resort designed to make your stay onboard truly memorable. You will be dazzled by the entertainment in the state of the art lounges and a myriad of dining options. Whilst on board, breakfast, lunch, dinner and nightly entertainment are included. Today dinner will be included.

Day 6: Cruising - Hubbard Glacier Your ship cruises past the mammoth Hubbard Glacier, one of Alaska’s advancing glaciers. Your day is filled with amazing natural sights as you linger along its shimmering five mile long face. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 7: Cruising - Glacier Bay

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Cruise through Glacier Bay, a spectacular national park and preserve that is a treasure trove of tidewater glaciers and scenic coastal islands. Its rich world of marine life and large concentration of tidewater glaciers is Alaska at its best. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 8: Cruising - Skagway Relive Alaska’s Gold Rush days in this ‘Gateway to the Klondike’ and home of the famed Chilkoot Trail. In historic Skagway, Alaska’s past lives on in a spectacular natural setting. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 9: Cruising - Juneau From massive scenic mountains to historic buildings, explore Juneau, Alaska’s capital city. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 10: Cruising - Ketchikan Your port of call today is Ketchikan, known as the ‘Salmon Capital of the World’ and the ‘City of Totems.’ Located on the tranquil Revillagigedo Island, Ketchikan is home to the world’s largest collection of totem poles. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

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Day 11: Cruising - Inside Passage A wonderful day of sightseeing is in store for you as your ship sails along the amazing Inside Passage, an extensive stretch of land known for its natural beauty and abundant wildlife. You will be awe-struck with this natural wonder. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

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Your cruise ends in the vibrant city of Vancouver. Choose an optional city tour featuring Stanley Park, Chinatown and Gastown, home to the world-famous steam-powered clock. Or, explore this lovely city on your own. Next, board your coach for your drive to the Seattle airport area for an overnight stay. Today breakfast will be included. Denali Mt. McKinley

Collette Experiences • A park expert guides you on a natural history tour into Denali National Park. • Relax aboard a 7 night cruise and travel through Glacier Bay, where travellers can go back in time to the Ice Age. • An amazing cruise aboard the popular Sternwheeler Discovery is an unforgettable journey showcasing Alaska’s diverse culture and rich history.

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Your tour ends, leaving you with many wonderful memories of your holiday to the last of the great frontiers.

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with British Airways & Alaska Airlines out via Seattle and direct return. Prices are based on Inside Cabin Category ID. For upgrades see above. Single supplements from £780 Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. • T he cruise line reserves the right to alter sailing schedules at their discretion. •O  nboard gratuities are not included in the price of your holiday. For your convenience, Princess Cruise Lines automatically applies an 11.50 USD per guest per day service charge to your shipboard account. • T he following categories will be utilised when confirming cabin assignments: Balcony Cat BD; Outside Cat OC; Inside Cat ID. • * On some departures, due to train schedules and availability, the luxury domed rail will be included on day 4 between Denali and McKinley. When this occurs, the transfer to the ship on day 5 will be via coach. • If the cabin category preferred is not available at the time of booking, the next closest category available will be offered and a surcharge may apply. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates. •A  n ESTA visa is required for all UK passport holders travelling to or via the USA.

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: British Columbia • Vancouver • Victoria • VIA Rail’s The Canadian • Jasper • Columbia Icefield • Lake Louise • Banff • Calgary

Day 1: Home - Vancouver Join Collette Worldwide Holidays for a remarkable journey through Alpine vistas, stunning landscapes, charming towns and beautiful lakes. Explore the beautiful Canadian Rockies by train. Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight. Your adventure begins in Vancouver.

Day 2: Vancouver - Victoria - Vancouver Early this morning, board B.C. Ferry and cruise to Vancouver Island. Upon arrival, visit the lovely Butchart Gardens, created on the site of an old quarry. The gardens are among the world’s most beautiful and are a veritable explosion of colour and fragrances. Then, take a short sightseeing tour of the ‘City of Gardens,’ Victoria, and have some leisure time to explore this lovely seaside city. Later, journey back to the mainland via a short ferry ride.

Day 3: Vancouver - VIA Rail A sightseeing tour of Vancouver begins this morning at beautiful Stanley Park, Canada’s renowned urban rainforest. The tour continues to Chinatown, the city’s waterfront, and then Gastown, a turn of the century centre comprised of pubs, art galleries, boutiques, and the world-famous steam-powered clock, perhaps the most photographed subject in all of Vancouver. This evening, enjoy dinner featuring local products from British Columbia. Later, board VIA Rail’s The Canadian Vancouver

to begin your journey to the majestic Canadian Rockies. Relive train travel in the days of old as you sleep tonight in your private accommodations. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 4: VIA Rail - Jasper Enjoy breakfast in the dining car as your eastbound train whisks you past the peaks of the Monashee Mountains and the stunning sight of Pyramid Falls cascading down Mt. Cheadle. Relax in the Dome car as you experience 360-degree views of the glistening glaciers of the Albreda Icefields and on a clear day, view Mt. Robson – the highest peak of the Rockies! Moose, mountain goats, bear and caribou call this wonderland home. This afternoon arrive in Jasper, the gateway to the incredible Icefields Parkway. This evening enjoy a ‘Taste of Alberta’ dinner complete with several choices featuring various Alberta products and special recipes that highlight the cuisine in the province. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

a fun ride** across a mass of glacial ice over 1,000 feet thick – the largest accumulation of ice south of the Arctic Circle. Next, take a guided stroll on the Skywalk. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Sunwapta Valley and see the dramatic landscape from the glass-floored platform. Continuing down the parkway, be on the lookout for bears, furry marmots and stately elk. Enjoy a stop at the beautiful, glacier-fed, Peyto Lake before arriving in Lake Louise. Tonight stay at the world famous The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. This evening it’s your choice...tonight your dinner is included and you’ll choose the perfect spot from a ‘menu’ of The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise’s great restaurants. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Calgary Stampede

Day 5: Jasper This morning travel to Maligne Lake and enjoy breakfast against the backdrop of the picture perfect sparkling waters of Maligne Lake, the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies*. Whilst there you may choose to embark on an optional cruise highlighting the beauty of Spirit Island. Later, enjoy the dramatic Maligne Canyon, one of Jasper’s most spectacular landmarks. Return to Jasper with leisure time to explore this lovely town. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 6: Jasper - Icefields Parkway Lake Louise Set off for a wonderful day of sightseeing en route to Lake Louise. Journey along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway where waterfalls, rushing rivers, glacial peaks, imposing cliffs and snowcapped peaks paint this beautiful canvas. Enjoy a stop at the Athabasca Falls and marvel at its sheer beauty and power. At the Columbia Icefield, enjoy

29 June – 2 July 2014 Originating in 1912, the Calgary Stampede is the world’s largest rodeo. On Day 9, you will travel to the Stampede grounds where you can visit the Midway, an authentic Native North American village, various exhibits and entertainment. The rodeo is the heart of the Calgary Stampede and your seat is reserved to observe this festive s how and root for one of your local favourites. This evening offers the opportunity of reserved seating for a great view of the various Stampede performances including the Chuckwagon races and musical entertainment^^. ^^Chuckwagon race excursion is a pre-sold option. Valid for all departures 29 June-2 July 2014. The Calgary Stampede includes the Rodeo. Please call for prices.

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2ndto Proof date: 6/25/09 En route Banff, view the spectacular Moraine Lake and the awe-inspiring Valley of the Ten Peaks. The jagged Ten Peaks are distinctively saw-toothed, standing out amidst stunning Alpine scenery. Arrive at the grand The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, known as the ‘Castle in the Mountains,’ for a luxurious two night stay. This evening experience another your choice...tonight you’ll choose the perfect spot from one of The Fairmont Banff Springs’ great restaurants. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

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Experience some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. During your stay at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, you can choose to upgrade your room to a ‘lake view’ room. Witness spectacular views at the above cost per person. Please enquire at time of booking.

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Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

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Set off for a scenic drive through Banff featuring the powerful Bow Falls and Hoodoos – known as the ‘Land of the Sleeping Giants.’ Next, visit a local ammonite specialist to learn about this rare gemstone found only in Alberta. During an afternoon at leisure, perhaps you will take a stroll through Banff’s delightful downtown. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 10: Calgary - Depart for Home

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Day 8: Banff

Leave the wonders of the Rockies for the prairies of Alberta en route to the Kananaskis Valley. Enjoy a visit to a local ranch where you can play a game of horseshoes, take a line dancing lesson and enjoy a wagon ride^ in search of buffalo. Then, delight in a traditional Albertan barbeque with beautiful views of the mountains in the background. Later, enjoy the views of the prairies before you reach the vibrant city of Calgary. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

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Collette Experiences • See the glistening glaciers of the Albreda Icefields and Mt. Robson – the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. • Stand on the amazing 1,000-foot thick Athabasca Glacier during an exciting excursion at the Columbia Icefield. • Spend two nights at the magnificent The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, properly nicknamed the ‘Castle in the Mountains.’

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28 Sep 3889 5, 12 Oct 3829 Departures 2015 From 15, 19, 22 Apr 3729

Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with direct flights on Air Canada. Single supplements from £390- £830 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. •*Breakfast at Maligne Lake is only offered from June 1 to September 30 - a hotel breakfast will be supplied as an alternative. •**Some attractions may not be available during the ‘off-season’ months (weather permitting) and is reflected in the rate. •Glacier Experience is weather permitting throughout the travel season. •^Line dancing and the wagon ride at the ranch on Day 9 may not be available in the ‘off season.’ •Order of sightseeing is subject to change. •The number of single accommodations is limited on this tour. •An overnight bag is necessary for your train experience aboard VIA Rail. •Maximum elevation: 7,000 feet. •For departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •On some dates alternative hotels may be used. •All holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •Additional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates.

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Rockies Rail Highlights Via Rail

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Banff • Yoho National Park • Icefields Parkway • Jasper • VIA Rail’s The Canadian • Vancouver

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Day 1: Home - Calgary Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight. Your tour begins in the cosmopolitan city of Calgary.

Day 2: Calgary - Banff This morning, leave Calgary behind as you head into the wondrous Rockies. Travel through the prairies of Alberta to the Kananaskis Valley. Make a visit to a local ranch for some leisure time. Play a game of horseshoes, take a line dancing lesson and embark on a wagon ride to view some buffalo*. Then, enjoy a traditional Albertan barbeque with beautiful views of the mountains in the background. Later, arrive in the town of Banff and settle in at The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Relax during a three night stay at the famed ‘Castle in the Mountains.’ Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 3: Banff - Yoho National Park - Banff Begin your day with a trip to Yoho National Park, named by the Cree (using their expression for ‘awe’). See the Spiral Tunnels cut through the mountains during the railroad’s development and learn about Canada’s train system. Next, enjoy a visit to Field, a cosy town known for its charm, nestled in the grand Canadian Rockies. Banff

Later, travel along Kicking Horse River to visit the Natural Bridge. Discover how this amazing limestone rock formation came to be. Continue your journey along the river and take some time to explore spectacular Emerald Lake, named for the vibrant green colour of its water. This evening it’s your choice...your dinner is included and you’ll choose the perfect spot from a ‘menu’ of Banff’s great restaurants. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 4: Banff Start your day with breathtaking views of Banff’s Sulphur Mountain. Ride a gondola to the summit and enjoy breakfast as you look out over the town and the valley. Later, enjoy a visit to a local ammonite specialist to learn about this rare gemstone found only in Alberta. Next, set off on a scenic drive through Banff that features the powerful Bow Falls and Hoodoos – known as the ‘Land of the Sleeping Giants.’ During an afternoon at leisure, perhaps you’ll take a stroll through Banff’s delightful downtown, stopping at some of its chic boutiques or cafes. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 6: Jasper - VIA Rail This morning, journey to Maligne Lake and enjoy breakfast^ against the backdrop of the lake’s pictureperfect sparkling waters. Next you may choose to embark on an optional cruise highlighting the beauty of Spirit Island. Go on to explore dramatic Maligne Canyon, one of Jasper’s most spectacular landmarks. Return to Jasper with leisure time to explore this lovely town. This afternoon, board VIA Rail’s The Canadian to continue your journey through the majestic Canadian Rockies. Travel in a timeless manner as you are rocked to sleep in your private accommodations. The train whisks you past the

Calgary Stampede

Day 5: Banff - Icefields Parkway - Jasper Today you’ll journey along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway. Waterfalls, rushing rivers, glacial peaks, imposing cliffs and snowcapped peaks paint the stunning canvas! Reflect on this inspiring landscape at Peyto Lake, a turquoise glacier-fed treasure. At the Columbia Icefield, ride across a mass of glacial ice over 1,000 feet thick – the largest accumulation of ice south of the Arctic Circle**. Then, take a guided walk on the Skywalk to experience glorious views of the Sunwapta Valley and the dramatic landscape from the glass floored platform. As you continue down the parkway, be on the lookout for bears, furry marmots and stately elk. Enjoy a stop at the Athabasca Falls and marvel at its sheer beauty and power. This evening, enjoy a ‘Taste of Alberta’ dinner complete with several choices featuring various Alberta products and special recipes that highlight the cuisine in the province. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

6 - 13 July 2014 Originating in 1912, the Calgary Stampede is the world’s largest rodeo. On Day 2, you will travel to the Stampede grounds where you can visit the Midway, an authentic Native North American village, various exhibits and entertainment. The rodeo is the heart of the Calgary Stampede and your seat is reserved to observe this festive show and root for one of your local favourites. This evening offers the opportunity of reserved seating for a great view of the various Stampede performances including the Chuckwagon races and musical entertainment^^. ^^Chuckwagon race excursion is a pre-sold option. Valid for all departures 6 - 13 July 2014. The Calgary Stampede includes the Rodeo. An additional night in Calgary will be included, with an additional breakfast and lunch. Please call for prices.

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peaks of the Monashee Mountains and the stunning sight of Pyramid Falls cascading down Mt. Cheadle. Relax in the Dome car and experience stunning 360-degree views of the glistening glaciers of the Albreda Icefields. On a clear day you might catch a glimpse of Mt. Robson – the highest peak of the Rockies. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 7: VIA Rail - Vancouver Enjoy a lovely hot breakfast in the dining car before arriving in the vibrant city of Vancouver. Enjoy a sightseeing tour beginning at Stanley Park, Canada’s renowned urban rainforest. Meet a member of the Stanley Park Ecological Society and learn about the Young Naturalist programme supported by the Collette Foundation, as well as other conservation and preservation efforts. Visit Chinatown – one of the largest

Collette Experiences • Venture down the road less travelled aboard VIA Rail’s The Canadian. • Stand on glacial ice over 1,000 feet thick at Columbia Icefield. • Spend three nights at The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, the ‘Castle in the Mountains.’ • Enjoy a day trip to Yoho National Park and view Emerald Lake. • Take in the beauty and serenity at Peyto Lake.

Emerald Lake

in North America. Your next stop is Gastown, a turn of the century town comprised of pubs, art galleries, boutiques, and its world famous steam powered clock which is perhaps the most photographed subject in all of Vancouver. This evening, celebrate the end of your adventure during a farewell dinner featuring local products from British Columbia. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

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Day 9: Arrive Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

Lee from Collette and the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with direct flights on Air Canada. Single supplements from £270-£550 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. •*Line dancing and the wagon ride at the ranch on Day 2 may not be available in the ‘off season.’ •**Some attractions may not be available during the ‘off-season’ months (weather permitting) and is reflected in the rate. •^Breakfast at Maligne Lake is only offered from June 1 to September 30 - a hotel breakfast will be supplied as an alternative. •Glacier Experience is weather permitting throughout the travel season. •Order of sightseeing is subject to change. •The number of single accommodations is limited on this tour. •An overnight bag is necessary for your stay aboard VIA Rail. •Maximum elevation: 7,500 feet. •For departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •On some dates alternative hotels may be used. •All holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •Additional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates.

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Resorts of the Rockies

Canadian Rockies

Tour Pacing

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Vancouver • Victoria • Kelowna • Lake Louise • Columbia Icefield • Banff

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Day 1: Home - Vancouver

Day 3: Victoria

Join Collette Worldwide Holidays as you explore the beautiful resorts and spectacular scenery of the Canadian Rockies. Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight.

Experience breakfast at Butchart Gardens, in the former original residence of the Butchart family. Afterwards, stroll through their 55-acre display of colourful gardens. Later, return to Victoria to enjoy a sightseeing tour. The remainder of your day is at leisure to relax, shop or explore independently. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 2: Vancouver - Victoria This morning experience the city of Vancouver with a sightseeing tour. Visit Chinatown, one of North America’s largest, the vibrant waterfront area, and Gastown, Vancouver’s turn of the century pedestrian mall and home of the world famous steam powered clock. Next, visit Stanley Park before boarding a ferry to Vancouver Island. Upon arrival enjoy a visit to Chemanius, a little town nestled between the mountains and the ocean, to see firsthand its world famous giant wall murals. Later, arrive in the ‘City of Gardens,’ Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, where you will enjoy a two night stay in the breathtaking The Fairmont Empress Hotel on the Inner Harbour. This evening enjoy dinner overlooking the water. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 4: Victoria - Kelowna This morning board B.C. Ferry for a spectacular cruise through the Gulf Islands with their dramatic coastlines. Once back on the mainland, travel through the lush landscape of British Columbia to the city of Kelowna in the rich and fertile Okanagan Valley. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 5: Kelowna Today, discover the wealth and bounty of the Okanagan Valley. Begin with a visit to a family owned goat cheese farm. Your tour of the farm includes the aging cellar and a tasting of a variety of their delicious products. Later, embark on a tour of Summerhill Winery to learn their unique techniques. Enjoy lunch along with tastings of their popular wines while taking in the beautiful ambience. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 6: Kelowna - Lake Louise

Columbia Icefield

Banff Spring Hotel

Depart the Okanagan Valley along the shores of Lake Okanagan and then travel along the upper Columbia River. Next, journey through Yoho National Park, named by the Cree (using their expression for ‘awe’). Then, travel to spectacular Lake Louise, showcasing incredible views of its emerald waters and the imposing Victoria Glacier, and overnight at the incomparable Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. This evening it’s your choice... tonight your dinner is included and you’ll choose the perfect spot from a ‘menu’ of The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise’s great restaurants. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 7: Lake Louise - Icefields Parkway Lake Louise This morning, enjoy breakfast at the spectacular Lake Louise Gondola*. Then, board the gondola and ascend to the top of Whitehorn Mountain in just fourteen minutes. From a height of 6,850 feet above sea level, savour spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Keep an eye out for the grizzly bears who call this mountain home! Enjoy a journey along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway: behold lovely waterfalls, rushing rivers, glacial peaks, imposing cliffs and snowcapped mountain ranges. Then, at the Columbia Icefield, ride (weather permitting) across this mass of glacial ice which is over 1,000 feet thick and represents the largest accumulation of ice south of the Arctic Circle. Next, take a guided stroll on the Skywalk. Enjoy the glorious views of the Sunwapta Valley and see the dramatic landscape from the glassfloored platform. Today breakfast will be included.

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11 Days from £3299

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What’s Included • 13 Meals (9 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners) • Door to Door UK Airport Transfers

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Day 8: Lake Louise - Banff This morning you depart Lake Louise and journey to Banff. Enjoy a scenic drive to view Moraine Lake and the incredible Valley of the Ten Peaks from which you will view the unusual ‘saw-toothed’ Ten Peaks. Next, explore Hoodoos – known as the land of the sleeping giants – and powerful Bow Falls. Later, enjoy a visit to a local ammonite specialist where you will learn about this rare gemstone that is found only in Alberta. Your home this evening is the magnificent The Fairmont Banff Springs, known as the ‘Castle in the Mountains.’ Today breakfast will be included.

Day 9: Banff The day is yours for independent exploration. Take a walk through Banff’s delightful downtown, browse through the shops and museums, or just take in the natural beauty of the area. Tonight, it’s your choice...your dinner is included and you’ll choose the perfect spot from a ‘menu’ of The Fairmont Banff Springs’ great restaurants. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

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1 May, 2014 – 30 April, 2015 £100 per person, double Experience some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. During your stay at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, you can choose to upgrade your room to a ‘lake view’ room. Witness spectacular views at the above cost per person, double. Please enquire at time of booking. Lake view rooms do not accommodate triples.

The Fairmont Empress, Victoria

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Day 11: Arrive Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

Collette Experiences • Overnight in some of the finest resorts in the Canadian Rockies – including The Fairmont Empress in Victoria, The Fairmont Banff Springs and The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. • View Victoria Glacier and the emerald waters of Lake Louise. • Stop at the Columbia Icefield and participate in a Glacier Experience (weather permitting) across this mass of glacial ice which is over 1,000 feet thick.

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Leave the wonders of the Rockies for the prairies of Alberta en route to the Calgary Airport. Today breakfast will be included.

Lake Louise

Listel Hotel, Vancouver The Fairmont Empress, Victoria The Grand Okanagan Lakefront Resort, Kelowna The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff Overnight Flight

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with direct flights on Air Canada. Single supplements from £780-£1,000 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. •Some attractions may not be available during the ‘off-season’ months (weather permitting) and is reflected in the rate. •*Lake Louise Gondola is not available in early May and the month of October. During this time a talk with a bear interpreter will be offered with breakfast at the base of the mountain. •Glacier Experience may not be available in the ‘off-season’ (weather permitting). •Order of sightseeing is subject to change. •Maximum Elevation: 7,500 feet. •For departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •On some dates alternative hotels may be used. •All holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •Additional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates.

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The Best of Eastern Canada Maid of the Mist Cruise, Niagara Falls

Tour Pacing

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Montreal • Mount Royal • Quebec City • Ottawa • Lake Ontario • 1000 Islands • Toronto • Niagara on the Lake• Niagara Falls

Day 1: Home - Montreal

Toronto

Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight. Your tour begins in the second largest French speaking city in the world, Montreal.

This morning, depart for Ottawa - the beautiful and cosmopolitan capital city of Canada. Later, savour the flavour of a local speciality - a beavertail - while you enjoy a stroll through the Byward Market, known for its fruits, vegetables, flowers and arts & crafts. Next, embark on a city tour showcasing the Rideau Canal (in winter the world’s largest skating rink) and the Supreme Court buildings. This evening, it’s your choice…tonight your dinner is included, and you’ll choose the perfect spot from a ‘menu’ of Ottawa’s great restaurants. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 2: Montreal Today enjoy a fantastic sightseeing tour of Montreal highlighting Jacques Cartier Square and McGill University plus enjoy views of Notre Dame Cathedral and St. Joseph’s Oratory. Your city tour concludes with a stop high atop Mount Royal from which the surrounding view is spectacular. Ascended by Jacques Cartier in 1535, Mount Royal is the jewel of Mount Royal Park. The afternoon is yours to explore the city’s famous underground shopping. This evening you will be treated to dinner in one of the restaurants for which this renowned city is famous, capping off a wonderfully memorable day. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 3: Montreal - Quebec City This morning depart for Quebec City. Later today, experience the beauty and history of both Old and New Notre Dame Cathedral, Montreal

Day 5: Quebec City - Ottawa

Day 6: Ottawa - Kingston - Toronto

Quebec with a fascinating sightseeing tour of the city. See the stately Chateau Frontenac, the Parliament, the St. Louis Arch, and Place Royale, the site of the original settlement of the city of Quebec. Tonight sample Quebec City’s best dining experiences all in a single evening. Think of it as a grand epicurean tour with each course in a different, unforgettable restaurant. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

A short drive takes you to Kingston, gateway to one of the world’s most beautiful areas. Enjoy a memorable cruise through the unspoiled region of Lake Ontario and the spectacular 1,000 Islands. Later this afternoon, arrive in the exciting city of Toronto. Enjoy a sightseeing tour including the harbour front and Queens Park before enjoying some leisure time to explore the city on your own. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 4: Quebec City This morning enjoy breakfast at a local sugar shack nestled in the Quebec countryside. Learn about the traditions of maple syrup making and enjoy sampling many delicious traditional foods made with local maple syrup. Before leaving, try a favourite regional treat maple taffy in the snow! The remainder of your day is at leisure to wander the streets of this quaint setting which is designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Today breakfast will be included.

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Day 7: Toronto - Niagara Falls - Toronto This morning visit Niagara on the Lake to enjoy the local shops and the charming atmosphere. Next, travel to the thundering and awe-inspiring Niagara Falls where stunning views remind you of the power of Mother Nature. Of course, a visit to Niagara Falls would not be complete without experiencing the incredible cruise at the base of the falls. Board the boat to see and feel the falls up-close. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 8: Toronto - Depart for Home Your tour ends today in Toronto. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 9: Arrive Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

Maple Taffy In The Snow

Ottawa

Collette Experiences • Witness the incredible power of Mother Nature at breathtaking Niagara Falls. • Enjoy an epicurean tour in Quebec City and sample firsthand three local restaurants! • Enjoy a choice of dinner options during your stay in Ottawa.

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Departures 2015 From 19, 26, 28 Apr 2499

Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with direct flights on Air Canada. Single supplements from £390 - £450 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. •For departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •On some dates alternative hotels may be used. •All holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •Additional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates.

Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City

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Maritime Coastal Wonders

Peggy’s Cove

Tour Pacing

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Halifax • Peggy’s Cove • Cape Breton Island • Cabot Trail • Prince Edward Island • Cavendish National Park • Hopewell Rocks • Fundy Trail • Lunenburg

Day 1: Home - Halifax Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight to Canada’s Atlantic Coast – an area of rugged and unspoilt beauty.

Day 2: Halifax - Peggy’s Cove - Halifax Explore Halifax’s charming downtown on a scenic tour of the city highlighting the waterfront, Public Gardens, Spring Garden Road and the famous Citadel. Later, enjoy a visit to one of the most picturesque spots in all of Canada – beautiful Peggy’s Cove. Its historic lighthouse overlooking the Atlantic Ocean provides one of the most memorable views you will ever see. This evening, enjoy dinner along the waterfront. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 3: Halifax - Cape Breton Island Baddeck En route to Cape Breton, enjoy a visit to the Glooscap Heritage Centre to learn about the Mi’kmaq heritage and Glooscap legends, see artefacts including stunning quill and bead work. Continue your journey along the Canso Causeway to stunning Cape Breton Island. Enjoy a scenic drive by the pristine shores of Bras d’Or Lakes, Canada’s Halifax Citadel

only inland sea. Upon arrival in Baddeck, explore the amazing variety of inventions on display at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. Today breakfast will be included.

Green Gables House

Day 4: Cabot Trail Stop at the famed St. Peter’s Church in Cheticamp. Then, explore the Cabot Trail and fall in love with its rugged terrain and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the Acadian Museum to learn how to make a hooked rug. Enjoy a picnic lunch in Cape Breton Highlands National Park located in the valley along MacIntosh Brook. Even more fun awaits as you stop at fishing communities along the coast, including lovely Neil’s Harbour. Next, stop at the Gaelic College. Watch North America’s first Gaelic language short film: Faire Chaluim MhicLeoid - the Wake of Calum MacLeod. Afterwards, learn how the Great Kilt was made during a brief kilt making demonstration. Learn a few handy Gaelic phrases and join in the fun of a milling frolic. Practice a Gaelic song while sitting around a table and beat a large loop of woollen cloth in rhythm. This evening, savour a taste of Cape Breton with dinner featuring local flavours, music and a historic show of this region. Later, we’ve arranged an old-fashioned bonfire (weather permitting) with music. It’s the perfect chance to dance the night away under the stars. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Baddeck - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island This morning, enjoy a short ferry ride to Prince Edward Island, the ‘Island Cradled in the Waves.’ Upon arrival, venture to charming seaside Charlottetown for a walking tour along its narrow streets lined with quaint homes and hidden treasures. This evening enjoy a demonstration dinner with a local chef showcasing the flavours of the island in a four course culinary masterpiece using fresh island products, prepared right in front of you. Prince Edward Island blue mussels, island berries and local tenderloin will be among the items you will be able to taste. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Prince Edward Island Today you will come to know the rolling landscapes of Prince Edward Island, the backdrop of the acclaimed novel, ‘Anne of Green Gables.’ Visit Rustico’s celebrated wharf dotted with fishing boats and lobster traps. Arrive in delightful Cavendish and visit Cavendish National Park’s picturesque beaches. Visit the Anne of Green Gables House. At Prince Edward Island Preserves, see local berries blended with a ‘secret’ ingredient to create a unique island taste. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 7: Charlottetown - Saint John This morning, leave Prince Edward Island behind as you cross the stately Confederation Bridge. Travel along the sea-sprayed shoreline to the amazing Hopewell Rocks*. A New Brunswick icon, these flowerpot-shaped rocks carved by the Fundy tides seem to rise four stories high at low tide only to disappear into tiny islands when the tide is high. Enjoy a traditional maritime lobster feast as you look out upon Daniel’s Flats. An expert teaches you how to crack and eat lobster like a local. Continue your journey through New Brunswick to the city of Saint John. Enjoy a two-night stay in the bustling waterfront area. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

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Day 8: Saint John Explore the awe-inspiring Fundy Trail, marvelling at the spectacular views of the famous tides. You can even sample Fundy seaweed! Journey to Hearst Lodge, a remote fishing lodge accessible only by 4x4 vehicles, for an exclusive salmon barbeque complete with fiddleheads! Before returning to the city, view some of St. Martin’s famous covered bridges. The evening is at leisure in the city of Saint John. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 9: Saint John - Western Shore Experience local life at the celebrated Saint John City Market** as it comes alive with the aroma of fresh food. You may shop for maritime crafts and witness local artists at work. Later, board a ferry bound for Digby, Nova Scotia. Harbour-front accommodations await you in charming Western Shore. Upon arrival you may wish to stroll along the beach with views of Oak Island, home of a pirate’s treasure still waiting to be found. Today breakfast will be included.

to the sea for survival. Visit with a local fisherman to learn all about scallops and how to shuck them! Next, return to the days of Rum Runners and prohibition. Lunenburg was once the centre of ‘bottle fishing.’ Complete this experience with a tasting at the Iron Works Distillery. Also, enjoy a visit to the Fisheries Museum where you may choose to try its marvellous touch tank filled with local species. Start your evening along the waterfront sampling local mussels, oysters, and their world famous scallops prior to a spectacular farewell dinner with your fellow travellers. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 11: Western Shore - Depart for Home Today you depart Canada’s Atlantic Coast, taking home countless memories. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 12: Arrive Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

Select Your Tour Date in £s per person

Day 10: Western Shore - Lunenburg Western Shore

Departures 2014 From 19 May

Visit the small fishing village of Mahone Bay before stopping at Amos Pewter to learn about the intricate artistry that goes into each piece. Next, travel along the beautiful Lighthouse Route towards Lunenburg. Explore this fishing village and discover how early settlers turned

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Collette Experiences • Visit the fantastic four story high flowerpot-shaped Hopewell Rocks and enjoy a lobster lunch. • Explore Rustico’s celebrated wharf on Prince Edward Island, dotted with fishing boats and lobster traps. • Discover the amazing accomplishments of Alexander Graham Bell during a visit to his museum in Nova Scotia. • Enjoy a day exploring the beauty and culture of the Cabot Trail.

Departures 2014 From 25 Aug 3099 1, 8, 22 Sep 3099 6,13 Oct 3069

Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with direct flights on Air Canada. Single supplements from £420 - £580 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Belfast, Edinburgh & Glasgow. Please call for details. •All local culinary experiences listed in the itinerary may be substituted with a non-seafood alternative. •Some attractions may not be available during the ‘off season’ which is generally before mid-May and after mid-October. •*During your visit to Hopewell Rocks, the walk on the ocean floor may not be available based on the timing of the tides. •**Saint John’s Market may not be available – it is open Monday through Saturday. Should you be in Saint John on a Sunday you will have a morning at leisure. •For departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •On some dates alternative hotels may be used. •All holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •Additional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates.

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Exploring Australia

Sydney Opera House

Tour Pacing

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Melbourne • Barossa Valley Wine Region • Sydney • Sydney Opera House • Blue Mountains • Alice Springs • Uluru • Cairns • Great Barrier Reef • Daintree Rainforest

Day 1-Day 2: Depart From Home Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport where you will board your overnight flight for your trip to Australia. Day 2 is spent in flight.

Day 3: Arrive Melbourne Feel the cosmopolitan energy of modern Australia as you begin your tour in the beautiful Victorian city of Melbourne. Today dinner will be included.

Day 4: Melbourne Today’s tour of Melbourne features Fitzroy Gardens, valued for their historic and horticultural significance, and the bustling Victoria Markets. Later you may participate in an optional tour that travels to Phillip Island, the home of the world’s largest colony of Little Penguins. Protected and studied by rangers, hundreds of them waddle out of the sea and cross the beach to their burrows in the dunes. At the interpretation centre you have a chance to learn about the life of the Little Penguins and their significance to the area. Today breakfast will be included. Barossa Valley

Day 5: Melbourne - Adelaide Barossa Valley

will be on hand to offer suggestions. Today breakfast will be included.

Fly to the capital of South Australia, Adelaide. Upon arrival, head to the Barossa Valley, one of Australia’s most famous wine regions. Renowned among connoisseurs, the valley’s award-winning wines attract visitors from all over the world. Tonight, enjoy the beauty of Barossa during a scenic dinner overlooking the vineyards. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 9: Sydney - Blue Mountains - Sydney

Day 6: Barossa Valley Set out on a sightseeing tour of the Barossa Valley. Indulge as you visit a few local wineries to learn about the history and geography of the region and why the wines garner such high praise. Quench your palate with varietals ranging from fruit-forward Chardonnays to earthy Pinot Noirs. Wine connoisseur or not, sit back and relax while Australian wine experts introduce the lore and allure of these delicious products. Today breakfast will be included.

Today is one of the most scenic days of your Aussie exploration. Head to the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, a stunning UNESCO World Heritage site - the Blue Mountains are full of geological inspiration including The Three Sisters sandstone rock formations, the region’s most notable attraction. Experience sandstone plateaus, valleys, river gorges and pristine wilderness among other natural wonders during this journey. Savour some leisure time this evening to sample Sydney’s world-class restaurant scene. Today breakfast will be included.

Uluru

Day 7: Barossa Valley - Sydney Upon arrival in Sydney, sample the city’s best dining experiences – all in a single evening. Think of it as an epicurean tour with each course in a different, unforgettable restaurant on Sydney’s stunning Darling Harbour. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 8: Sydney This morning see where the English explorer James Cook first dropped anchor in 1770 during a city tour of Sydney. Highlights of your tour include Kings Cross, the Harbour Bridge, Chinatown, the Rocks, Circular Quay, the Botanic Gardens and the fashionable suburb of Paddington. Discover one of the world’s most fascinating architectural sights as you take a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House, poised majestically on Sydney Harbour. Discover the wonders of Sydney by using your free time to pursue your own interests. Stroll through the city streets, visit the historic Rocks area or simply relax. Your tour manager

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Collette Experiences • As the sun sets, enjoy a champagne toast and watch as Uluru (Ayers Rock) magically changes colour. • Discover the underwater rainbow of coral and fish as you explore the Great Barrier Reef from aboard a glass bottom boat. • Visit the world-famous Barossa Valley wine region Australia’s most prestigious wine region.

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Day 12: Alice Springs - Uluru (Ayers Rock) Traverse the ‘Red Centre’ today as you drive to Uluru (the Aboriginal name for Ayers Rock) in the heart of the Australian Outback. This huge monolith and the sandstone domes known as Kata Tjuta were created through the process of upheaval and erosion. Prepare for a truly majestic sunset as you witness the changing colours of Uluru while enjoying a champagne toast. Today breakfast will be included. Melbourne

Day 10: Sydney

Day 13: Uluru This morning, meet your fellow travellers at the Circle of Sand in the town square. Here you will be met by your

local Anangu guide to have a ‘yarn,’ a word meaning ‘to chat’ or ‘to story-tell.’ The yarn you hear depends on the season. Tour Kata Tjuta and the base of ‘the Rock,’ learning about their geology and significance to Aboriginal culture. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 14: Uluru - Cairns Leaving behind Australia’s Outback, you fly to Cairns, the tropical gateway to one of the world’s most spectacular natural attractions and a World Heritage site, the Great Barrier Reef. Established as a marine park in 1975, the reef is a haven for thousands of species of sea life, as well as turtles and birds. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Your day is at leisure. You may take advantage of an optional tour to Koala Park for an up-close and personal chance to learn about the different types of wildlife native to the land down under. You’ll walk amongst wallabies, indigenous birds, kangaroos, dingoes and other creatures. Experience the koala habitat, where you can even take your picture with a koala! Or perhaps use today to walk around the city and do some shopping…or find a local café and relax. This evening, say farewell to Sydney, chat with new friends and take in the sights during a delightful dinner cruise of Sydney Harbour. Marvel at the scenic vistas the harbour has to offer including Sydney’s magnificent skyline and iconic attractions: the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 11: Sydney - Alice Springs Depart for Alice Springs and delve into life in the remote Outback. A sightseeing tour of the area includes the Old Telegraph Station and Anzac Hill, with its excellent views of Alice Springs and the surrounding area. Gain insight into the educational system in the Outback with a visit to the School of the Air; you may even see a class in session! Become locally invested as you have the opportunity to meet the young Aboriginal group, Drum Atweme*. Supported by the Collette Foundation, Drum Atweme is a musical group comprised of at-risk youth from the local community. Tonight, continue your cultural immersion with a memorable bush dinner decorated with the Southern Hemisphere’s stars. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

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COUPLE SAVE UPTO £300 PER Terms & conditions apply. Please contact us for details.

What’s Included • 23 Meals (15 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 7 Dinners) • Door to Door UK Airport Transfers See page 4 for details

Enjoy Your Stay Day 1-2 Overnight Flight Day 3-4 Grand Chancellor Hotel, Melbourne Day 5-6 Novotel, Barossa Valley Day 7-10 Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour, Sydney Day 11 Doubletree by Hilton, Alice Springs Day 12-13 Desert Gardens, Uluru (Ayers Rock) Day 14-17 Novotel Oasis, Cairns Day 18 Overnight Flight

Tailor Your Holiday Stay longer in Melbourne from £70, or in Cairns from £65 per person per night and/or add a city or resort stopover to your journey, such as Dubai, Bangkok or Singapore. Please call us to discuss your requirements.

Great Barrier Reef

Day 15: Cairns

Day 17: Cairns

This morning, board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for an unforgettable ride above the rain forest canopy. There are two stops where you may get off the cableway and experience the forest floor from specially designed boardwalks. The amazing diversity of plants, animals and birds simply astounds. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the tropical surroundings. Today breakfast will be included.

Today you journey north to the ancient Daintree Rainforest. At beautiful Mossman Gorge, members of the Kuku Yalanji tribe, the original Aboriginal people of the area, introduce you to their traditional lifestyle. Walk with them through their ancestral lands and learn their ancient ways; perhaps you would like to swim in the fresh, clear water of the gorge! Later, enjoy an exciting farewell dinner prepared using a traditional camp oven-style of cooking. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 16: Great Barrier Reef Board a high speed catamaran for an exciting excursion to the Great Barrier Reef. This is an immense series of 2,800 coral reefs which are home to amazingly diverse marine life. Explore the reef from your base on Green Island. Enjoy a glass bottom boat ride**, stroll the island’s walking trails, relax on the beaches, snorkel or just watch the fish and sea turtles swim past from the pier. For a more adventurous encounter with the reef, optional scuba diving and an outer reef tour are also available. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Day 18: Cairns - Depart for Home You depart for home with wonderful memories of this inspiring country. Today breakfast will be included.

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Day 19: Arrive Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

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Optional 4 Day Fiji Post Tour Extension Prices From: £615 per person 4 Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner

Day 18: Cairns - Nadi, Fiji Today you will arrive in the beautiful paradise island of Fiji. Fiji retains all the primitive cultural fascination of the South Pacific. The expansive sandy beaches and clear ocean waters are world-famous.

Day 19: Fiji Today, your day is free to explore what the resort has to offer on this tropical paradise. There are a number of relaxing and fun, adventurous activities you can engage in. Tonight, enjoy a lovely dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 20: Fiji Today, your day is free to explore what the resort has to offer on this tropical paradise. There are a number of

Fiji

relaxing and fun, adventurous activities you can engage in. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 21: Fiji - Depart for Home Before your tour ends today in Fiji, an optional island tour is offered. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 22: Arrive Home Please Note: This extension is hosted by a local representative who will provide all included services. Extensions not purchased at time of deposit are subject to availability and applicable charges at time of request. For departure dates before 30 April 2014 a different Post Tour Extension may operate. Please call for further details.

Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with Qantas. Single supplements from £1060 -£1100 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. A visa is required for this tour. This will be provided by Collette free of charge. Please ask for details at the time of booking. • * Please note that Collette Foundation sites may not be available for visits due to school holidays or programming challenges. • * *If you purchase the outer reef option in the Great Barrier Reef, the glass bottom boat ride will be replaced by a semi-submersible boat on the outer reef pontoon. • T his tour can be combined back-to-back with Exploring New Zealand for one completely comprehensive tour of the South Pacific! A post night will be required in Cairns. Please enquire at time of booking. •D  ue to changes in flight schedules while on tour, the order of days in the itinerary may change. •D  ue to early arrival times in some cities, rooms may not always be ready for immediate check-in. •W  ildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed with the exception of visits to wildlife parks. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates.

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Exploring New Zealand

Milford Sound

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Auckland • Bay of Islands • Rotorua • Napier • Wellington • TranzAlpine Train • Franz Josef Glacier Region • Queenstown • Milford Sound • Te Anau • Dunedin • Mt. Cook

Day 1-Day 2: Depart from Home

Day 5: Bay of Islands

Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight. Your New Zealand adventure begins when you board your international flight. Day 2 is spent in flight.

Begin your day with a cruise through the bay’s famous Hole in the Rock and view the Cape Brett Lighthouse which stands nearly 500 feet above sea level at the edge of the Cape Brett Peninsula. The rest of the day is yours to independently explore Paihia – the quaint town known as ‘the jewel of the Bay of Islands.’ Today breakfast will be included.

Day 3: Arrive Auckland Your tour begins in Auckland, the ‘City of Sails,’ consistently rated one of the best places in the world to live. Auckland’s Polynesian population instils into its chic atmosphere the vibrant feel of the Pacific Islands. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner. Today dinner will be included.

Day 4: Auckland - Bay of Islands Get to know the best of Auckland during a panoramic city tour featuring the America’s Cup Village, the War Memorial, bustling Queen Street, the Auckland Harbour Bridge and spectacular views from the harbour-side. Next, depart Auckland and travel north to the Bay of Islands, your home for the next two nights. This sun-soaked region boasts more than 144 islands and warm waters with abundant marine life. Visit the Waitangi Treaty House where Maori and British leaders signed the 1840 treaty establishing New Zealand as a nation. Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Rotorua

Day 6: Bay of Islands - Matamata Farm Stay* Leaving the sparkling waters of the Bay of Islands behind, head to Matamata in the agricultural heartland of the North Island. This idyllic landscape inspired the producers of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films and is sure to inspire you when you visit Hobbiton, the only outdoor filming location still in existence, for a guided tour. Make yourself right at home this evening when a New Zealand farm family welcomes you into their household for the night!* This is sure to be an unforgettable experience as you make new friends, learn about the customs of the ‘Kiwis’ and enjoy a home-cooked meal. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

about the warm-hearted Maoris and their lives before European colonists arrived in Aotearoa (New Zealand) and since. Enjoy an immersive experience featuring authentic entertainment such as the poi dance and the famous ‘Haka’ war challenge. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 8: Rotorua - Napier Journey into the Hawke’s Bay region. After arriving in the city of Napier, which boasts some of the greatest Art Deco architecture in the world, enjoy a guided tour and learn why Napier took on such an eclectic design style. A visit to the New Zealand Wine Centre, housed in its own historic Art Deco building, will showcase some of the region’s renowned wines. Take advantage of time at leisure this afternoon to stroll along the oceanfront promenade and simply soak up the atmosphere. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 7: Rotorua Today, find yourself amid the dramatic geothermal landscape of Rotorua. With over one-third of its population boasting Maori roots, this city is known as the Maori capital of New Zealand. This morning visit Te Puia, New Zealand’s premier Maori cultural and geothermal experience. The National Carving School and National Weaving School are located here, passing on age-old customs by teaching the tribal youth these traditional skills. Enjoy the chance to view the Kiwi bird and learn what is being done in an effort to remove this marvellous creature from the endangered species list. Next, meet the skilled carvers who work with pounamu, New Zealand greenstone, at a local jade factory. Tonight, experience an authentic Hangi dinner celebration where you learn

New Zealand Vineyard

Collette Experiences • Traverse the heart of the Southern Alps aboard the famous TranzAlpine train. • Get to know a local New Zealand family during a memorable authentic experience of dinner and the choice of an overnight farm stay*. • Enjoy a tasting and lunch at one of New Zealand’s stunning wineries.

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Queenstown

Day 9: Napier - Wellington Travel through the rolling countryside of the North Island. The rural vistas and the rugged Rimutaka Range slowly give way to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 10: Wellington During your panoramic sightseeing tour of Wellington, view the Beehive - New Zealand’s Parliament, historic St. Paul’s Church, and the Old Government Building – the largest wooden building in the Southern Hemisphere. Following the tour, visit the Te Papa Tongawera Museum, a fascinating centre dedicated to art, history and the Maori culture. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 11: Wellington - Picton - Christchurch Board a ferry and sail across Cook Strait to experience what has been called ‘the most beautiful ferry ride in the world.’ Arrive in Picton on the South Island. Discover why the Marlborough area is one of the world’s best wine regions when you tour a local winery. Later, arrive in the historic city of Christchurch. Devastated by an earthquake in early 2011, see firsthand how the ‘Garden City’ is recreating itself. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 12: Christchurch - Franz Josef Glacier Region Today, take in the marvellous snow-capped peaks and beautiful river gorges during your travels across the Southern Alps, winding your way past waterfalls and rugged mountains on the famous TranzAlpine Express for a truly inspiring trip through this glorious scenery. You’ll end your day at the Franz Josef Glacier Region which offers travellers a rare opportunity to experience a living glacial landscape in a temperate environment. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 13: Franz Josef - Queenstown Before departing Franz Josef, if the dynamic New Zealand weather cooperates, you may opt to see this beautiful glacier region from a bird’s-eye-view during a flightseeing tour. En route to Queenstown, watch as the amazing landscape unfolds before your eyes as you pass through the rainforest, bordered by the Southern Alps and the twisting coastline. After crossing the Haast Pass, arrive in Queenstown, one of New Zealand’s prettiest towns. This evening, enjoy dinner at the Skyline Restaurant where you will enjoy spectacular views overlooking Queenstown, the Remarkable Mountains and mysterious Lake Wakatipu. Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Mount Cook

Day 14: Queenstown Enjoy a leisurely day of touring as you set off for the beautiful 19th century gold rush settlement of Arrowtown. Take time to explore its quaint, historic streets. The Central Otago region is where some of New Zealand’s best wines are grown and produced. During a stop at a local winery, visit the underground storage cave – the largest in New Zealand – for a tasting of their awardwinning wine. Follow this unforgettable experience with lunch at the winery’s fabulous restaurant. Later, return to Queenstown and enjoy some leisure time. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 15: Queenstown A full day of leisure in Queenstown offers several options to enhance your dream trip. You may shop or peoplewatch in the village. Or, join the optional ‘Journey through Middle Earth’ tour which takes you through the majestic Remarkable Mountains and the breathtaking Queenstown countryside showcasing many of the spots where The Lord of the Rings movies were filmed. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 16: Queenstown - Milford Sound Te Anau En route to Milford Sound, enjoy the rugged grandeur of the Hollyford Valley. You’ll travel through ancient beech forest via the Homer Tunnel. During a cruise of the breathtakingly beautiful Milford Sound you will see why this fjord is one of the most visited sights on the South Island. With rock faces that rise nearly 4,000 feet on either side, the scenery will take your breath away. Following your cruise, enjoy an overnight stay on the southern shores of Lake Te Anau, the largest lake on the South Island. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 17: Te Anau - Dunedin

Auckland

Travel to Dunedin, on the southeast coast of New Zealand. One of the earliest European settlements on the islands, Dunedin holds proudly to its Scottish heritage and traditions. Visit the Royal Albatross Centre, the only mainland breeding location in the world for these magnificent birds. Their epic wingspan can reach nearly 10 feet. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

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FIJI

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COUPLE SAVE UPTO £300 PER Terms & conditions apply. Please contact us for details.

What’s Included • 30 Meals (18 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 10 Dinners) • Door to Door UK Airport Transfers See page 4 for details

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Day 20: Mt. Cook - Christchurch

This morning, a panoramic drive will reveal Larnach Castle and Baldwin Street, the world’s steepest public road. Later you may choose to embark on an optional trip on the spectacular Taieri Gorge Railway. This line was begun in 1879 to serve the inland region of Otago and includes 10 tunnels and 35 bridges. Today breakfast will be included.

Today you return to Christchurch where you will watch a skilled New Zealand ‘strong eye’ sheep herding dog at work, followed by a sheep shearing demonstration. Get to know these New Zealand farmers over a home-cooked morning tea. Later, enjoy some free time in Christchurch. Stroll the city’s magnificent gardens or learn its more recent history at the Quake City exhibition at the Re:Start Mall. Tonight, visit the region’s earliest home, Riccarton House, and enjoy a farewell dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 19: Dunedin - Mt. Cook Region The Maori word for Mt. Cook is Aoraki, which means ‘cloud piercer.’ Journey through New Zealand’s unspoiled wilderness and arrive at Mt. Cook National Park, where permanent ice fields and glaciers blanket the ragged peaks. This is where famed New Zealand mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary honed his skills before conquering Everest. You may choose to take a nature walk, enjoy an optional glacier flightseeing tour (weather permitting) or simply meditate on the beauty of the Southern Alps. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 21: Christchurch - Depart for Home Today breakfast will be included.

Day 22: Arrive Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

Optional 4 Day Fiji Post Tour Extension Prices From: £490 per person 4 Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner

Stay longer in Auckland from £60, or in Christchurch from £60 per person per night and/or add a city or resort stopover to your journey, such as Dubai, Bangkok or Singapore. Please call us to discuss your requirements.

Select Your Tour Date in £s per person Departures 2014 From 12, 26 Jan 9 Feb 23 Feb 16, 23 Mar

4919

4619

Day 24: Fiji - Depart for Home

Your day is free to explore everything that your resort has to offer. Relax by the beach and pool, or choose one of the many fun, adventurous activities available to you from the hotel activities desk. Tonight, enjoy a lovely dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Before your tour ends today in Fiji, an optional island tour is offered. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 25: Arrive Home Please Note: This extension is hosted by a local representative who will provide all included services. Extensions not purchased at time of deposit are subject to availability and applicable charges at time of request. Due to flight schedules, on some departures the optional Fiji extension is 2 nights and is slightly lower priced. For departure dates before 30 April 2014 a different Post Tour Extension may operate. Please call for further details.

7 Sep 4749 12, 26 Oct 2, 9 Nov

4949

Departures 2015 From 11, 25 Jan

6 Apr 4549

8 Feb

27 Apr 4419

15, 22 Feb

24 Aug

Day 22: Fiji

Departures 2014 From

30 Mar 4559

1 Jun 4749

Today you will arrive in the beautiful tropical paradise of Fiji. Fijians are warm and friendly, with a welcoming, vibrant South Pacific culture. The expansive sandy beaches and clear ocean waters draw visitors from around the world.

Enjoy another day of rest and relaxation. The friendly concierge and activities staff will help you get the most out of your time. Today breakfast will be included.

Tailor Your Holiday

4 May

Day 21: Christchurch - Nadi, Fiji

Day 23: Fiji

Overnight Flight Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland, Auckland Day 4-5 Scenic Bay of Islands, Paihia Day 6 Farmstay*, Matamata or Rydges Hotel, Rotorua Day 7 Rydges Hotel, Rotorua Day 8 Scenic Te Pania, Napier Day 9-10 Amora Hotel, Wellington Day 11 Rendezvous Hotel, Christchurch Day 12 Scenic Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef Day 13-15 Rydges Lakeland Hotel, Queenstown Day 16 Distinction Hotel & Villas, Te Anau Day 17-18 Southern Cross Hotel, Dunedin Day 19 The Hermitage Hotel, Mount Cook Day 20 Rendezvous Hotel, Christchurch Day 21 Overnight Flight

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12 Apr 4949 26 Apr 4899

Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with Air New Zealand. Single supplements from £770-£1,000. ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. • * Your farm stay will take place in the region of Matamata. If you prefer not to stay in a private home, you may choose to stay at your Rotorua hotel with dinner included. Please make your decision known at the time of booking as no changes are allowed on tour. If your preference is not made known, your stay will default to the farm stay. Previous clients have indicated that a small gift from your area is appropriate and appreciated the night of your home stay in New Zealand. •D  ue to changes in air schedules while on tour, the order of days in the itinerary may change. •D  ue to early arrival times in some cities, rooms may not always be ready for immediate check-in. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates.

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From the Outback to the Glaciers

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Tour Pacing

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Cairns • Daintree Rainforest • Great Barrier Reef • Ayers Rock • Alice Springs • Melbourne • Christchurch • Franz Josef Glacier Region • Queenstown • Milford Sound • Mt. Cook National Park • Dine with a New Zealand Family • Sydney • Sydney Opera House

Day 1-Day 2: Depart from Home Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport where you will board your overnight flight for your trip to Australia and New Zealand. Day 2 is spent in flight.

Day 3: Arrive Cairns Your tour begins in Cairns, the tropical gateway to one of the world’s most spectacular natural attractions and a World Heritage site, the Great Barrier Reef. Established as a marine park in 1975, the reef is a haven for thousands of species of sea life, as well as turtles and birds. Today dinner will be included.

Day 4: Cairns - Mossman Gorge - Cairns Today you journey north to the ancient Daintree Rainforest. At beautiful Mossman Gorge, members of the Yalanji tribe, the original Aboriginal people of the area, will introduce you to their traditional lifestyle. Walk with them through their ancestral lands, learn their ancient ways… perhaps you will even enjoy a swim in the fresh, clear water! Today breakfast will be included.

Day 5: Great Barrier Reef Board a high speed catamaran for an exciting excursion to the Great Barrier Reef. This is an immense series of

2,800 coral reefs which are home to amazingly diverse marine life. Explore the reef from your base on Green Island. Enjoy a glass bottom boat ride*, stroll along the walking trails, relax on the beaches, snorkel or just watch the fish and sea turtles swim past from the pier. For a more adventurous encounter with the reef, optional scuba diving and an outer reef tour are also available. Whichever way you choose, you will see some of the world’s most fascinating marine and plant life. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 6: Cairns - Uluru (Ayers Rock) Fly to Uluru (the Aboriginal name for Ayers Rock) in the heart of the Australian Outback. This huge monolith and the sandstone domes known as Kata Tjuta were created through the process of upheaval and erosion. Tour Kata Tjuta and the base of ‘the Rock,’ learning about their geology and significance to Aboriginal culture. Prepare for a truly majestic sunset as you witness the changing colours of Uluru accompanied by a champagne toast. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 9: Alice Springs - Melbourne Leaving behind Australia’s Outback, fly to the beautiful Victorian city of Melbourne. Set around the shores of Port Phillip Bay and the Yarra River, the city exudes a lively and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Today breakfast will be included.

Aboriginal art

Day 7: Uluru - Alice Springs Traverse the ‘Red Centre’ today as you drive to Alice Springs, located in the middle of Australia, the real Outback. Tour the Old Telegraph Station and Anzac Hill, with its excellent views of Alice Springs and the surrounding area. A special experience is in store this afternoon as you have the opportunity to meet the young Aboriginal group, Drum Atweme. Supported by the Collette Foundation**, Drum Atweme is a musical group comprised of at-risk youth from the local community. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 8: Alice Springs Great Barrier Reef

of creation and everyday Aboriginal life. Discover a more modern side to Outback life when you visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service, a lifeline to thousands across the vast terrain of Central Australia. Tonight, continue your cultural immersion with a memorable bush dinner decorated with the southern hemisphere’s stars. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Access the history and culture of the Aboriginal people during a ‘Dreamtime Tour,’ where your specialist guide, along with members of the Walpiri tribe, shares stories

Collette Experiences • The origins of the Aboriginal people are conveyed through enchanting stories as you walk through the bush on a ‘Dreamtime Tour.’ • Discover the underwater rainbow of coral and fish when you explore the Great Barrier Reef from aboard a glass bottom boat. • Enjoy a three night stay in the energetic and cosmopolitan city of Sydney.

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Lupins, South Island, New Zealand

Day 10: Melbourne Today’s tour of Melbourne features Fitzroy Gardens, valued for their historic and horticultural significance, and the bustling Victoria Market. Next, enjoy the unique opportunity to learn first-hand how raw opals are transformed from the dark mine shafts to beautiful works of art at the National Opal Centre. Later, you may participate in an optional tour that travels to Phillip Island, a renowned nature reserve and home of the world’s largest colony of Little Penguins. Protected and studied by rangers, hundreds of them waddle out of the sea and cross the beach to their burrows in the dunes. At the interpretation centre you have a chance to learn about the life of the Little Penguins and their significance to the area. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 11: Melbourne - Christchurch, New Zealand Today you leave Australia behind and fly to the historic city of Christchurch. Devastated by an earthquake in early 2011, see firsthand how the city is recreating itself. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 12: Christchurch - Franz Josef Glacier Take in the marvellous snowcapped peaks and beautiful river gorges during your travels across the Southern Alps, winding your way past waterfalls and rugged mountains. You may choose to take the TranzAlpine Express for a truly inspiring train ride through this glorious scenery (optional). You will end your day at the Franz Josef Glacier Region which offers travellers a rare opportunity to experience a living glacial landscape in a temperate environment. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

in Queenstown, one of New Zealand’s prettiest towns. This evening, take a gondola to dinner at the Skyline Restaurant where you will enjoy spectacular views overlooking Queenstown, the Remarkable Mountains and mysterious Lake Wakatipu. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

on the Shotover River. Perhaps you will join the optional ‘Journey through Middle Earth’ tour which takes you through the majestic Remarkable Mountains and the breathtaking Queenstown countryside showcasing many of the spots where The Lord of the Rings movies were filmed. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 14: Queenstown - Milford Sound Queenstown

Day 16: Queenstown - Mt. Cook

En route to Milford Sound, enjoy the rugged grandeur of the Hollyford Valley. You’ll travel through ancient beech forest via the Homer Tunnel. During a cruise of the breathtakingly beautiful Milford Sound you will see why this fjord is one of the most visited sights on the South Island. With rock faces that rise nearly 4,000 feet on either side, the scenery will take your breath away. Following the cruise, you return to Queenstown. You may choose to return via a short optional flight (weather permitting) for spectacular views of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 15: Queenstown Queenstown offers limitless diversions set amidst breathtaking Alpine scenery. Shop in the charming village centre or enjoy an optional and exhilarating jet boat ride Mount Cook

Begin your day with a visit to the beautiful 19th century gold rush settlement of Arrowtown, a boomtown during the 1860s gold fever. Next, enjoy a tasting and tour at one of New Zealand’s famous wineries. Then, sample the freshness of the Central Otago region with a stop at a local fruit stand. Follow the Kawarau River and cross Lindis Pass before arriving in New Zealand’s most famous national park, Mt. Cook. There will be time to enjoy the Alpine paradise of Mt. Cook – a larger than life experience during your overnight stay inside the park. You may choose to take a nature walk, enjoy an optional glacier flightseeing tour (weather permitting) or simply meditate on the beauty of the Southern Alps. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 17: Mt. Cook - Christchurch As you return to Christchurch this morning, pay a visit to a working farm. Watch a skilled New Zealand ‘strong eye’ sheep herding dog at work, followed by a sheep shearing demonstration. Get to know these New Zealand farmers over a home-cooked morning tea. A special treat is in store for you tonight as you dine with a New Zealand family in their home. Meet and talk firsthand with a friendly Kiwi family who are delighted to share their culture, traditions and home with you. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 13: Franz Josef - Queenstown

Day 18: Christchurch - Sydney, Australia

Before departing Franz Josef, if the dynamic New Zealand weather cooperates, you may opt to see this beautiful glacier region from a birds-eye view during a flightseeing tour. En route to Queenstown, watch as the amazing landscape unfolds before your eyes as you pass through the rainforest, bordered by the Southern Alps and the twisting coastline. Cross jade green glacial rivers, view thundering waterfalls and enjoy dramatic changes in scenery. After crossing the Haast Pass, arrive

Learn why Christchurch is known as the ‘Garden City’ during a sightseeing tour that highlights the city’s magnificent gardens and elegant park district, then learn its more recent history at the Quake City exhibition at the Re:Start Mall. Upon arrival in Sydney, sample the unforgettable cuisine of Australia during an epicurean tour with each course in a different, memorable restaurant. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

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From the Outback to the Glaciers (continued)

COUPLE SAVE UPTO £500 PER Terms & conditions apply. Please contact us for details.

What’s Included • 28 Meals (18 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 8 Dinners) • Door to Door UK Airport Transfers See page 4 for details

Enjoy Your Stay Day 1-2 Overnight Flight Day 3-5 Pacific International, Cairns Day 6 Desert Gardens, Uluru Day 7-8 Doubletree by Hilton, Alice Springs Day 9-10 Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne Day 11 Rendezvous Hotel, Christchurch Day 12 Scenic Franz Josef Hotel, Franz Josef Day 13-15 Novotel Lakeside, Queenstown Day 16 The Hermitage, Mount Cook Day 17 Rendezvous Hotel, Christchurch Day 18-20 Menzies Hotel, Sydney Day 21 Overnight Flight

Franz Josef Glacier

Day 19: Sydney This morning see where the English explorer James Cook first dropped anchor in 1770 during a city tour of Sydney. Highlights of your tour include Kings Cross, the Harbour Bridge, Chinatown, the Rocks, Circular Quay, the Botanic Gardens and the fashionable suburb of Paddington. Discover one of the world’s most fascinating architectural sights as you take a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House, poised majestically on Sydney Harbour. Then, discover the wonders of Sydney by using your free time to pursue your own interests. Stroll through the city streets, visit the historic Rocks area or simply relax. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 20: Sydney This morning, visit Koala Park for an opportunity to learn about the different types of wildlife native to the land down under. You’ll walk amongst wallabies, indigenous birds, kangaroos, dingoes and other creatures. Experience

the koala habitat where you can even take your picture with a koala! Return to the city for a final afternoon of leisure. Deepen your exploration of Sydney’s many wonders or catch up on your shopping before your trip home. Tonight, experience the best of Sydney. As you say your farewell to Australia, chat with new friends and take in the sights during a delightful dinner cruise of Sydney Harbour. Marvel at the scenic vistas the harbour has to offer including Sydney’s magnificent skyline and iconic attractions, the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 21: Sydney - Depart for Home

Departures 2014 From 9, 16, 23, 30 Jan

Departures 2014 From 2, 9, 23, 30 Oct

13, 20, 27 Feb 5749

1, 15 May

Day 22: Arrive Home

5, 12, 19 Jun

Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

Fiji

Day 21: Sydney - Nadi, Fiji Today you will arrive in the beautiful tropical paradise of Fiji. Fijians are warm and friendly, with a welcoming, vibrant South Pacific culture. The expansive sandy beaches and clear ocean waters draw visitors from around the world.

Day 22: Fiji

Day 24: Fiji - Depart for Home

Your day is free to explore everything that your resort has to offer. Relax by the beach and pool, or choose one of the many fun, adventurous activities available to you from the hotel activities desk. Tonight, enjoy a lovely dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Before your tour ends today in Fiji, an optional island tour is offered. Today breakfast will be included.

Enjoy another day of rest and relaxation. The friendly concierge and activities staff will help you get the most out of your time. Today breakfast will be included.

Select Your Tour Date in £s per person

17, 24 Apr 5699

Prices From: £325 per person 4 Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner

Day 23: Fiji

Stay longer in Cairns from £70, or in Sydney from £90 per person per night and/or add a city or resort stopover to your journey, such as Dubai, Bangkok or Singapore. Please call us to discuss your requirements.

6, 13, 20 Nov

5949

4, 6, 20, 27 Mar

You depart for home today. Today breakfast will be included.

Optional 4 Day Fiji Post Tour Extension

Tailor Your Holiday

Day 25: Arrive Home Please Note: Extensions not purchased at time of deposit are subject to availability and applicable charges at time of request. This extension is hosted by a local representative who will provide all included services. Due to flight schedules, on some departures the optional Fiji extension is 2 nights and is slightly lower priced. For departure dates before 30 April 2014 a different Post Tour Extension may operate. Please call for further details.

17 Jul 7 Aug

5449

6149

Departures 2015 From 1, 8, 15 Jan 22, 29 Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 Feb

5949

5, 12, 19, 26 Mar

21 Aug 5749

9,16 Apr 5849

4, 11, 18, 25 Sep 5849

23 Apr 5549

Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with Qantas. Single supplements from £1190 - £1290 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. A visa is required for this tour. This will be provided by Collette free of charge. Please ask for details at the time of booking. • * If you purchase the outer reef option in the Great Barrier Reef, the glass bottom boat ride will be replaced by a semi-submersible boat on the outer reef pontoon. • * *Please note that Collette Foundation sites may not be available for visits due to school holidays or programming challenges. •D  ue to changes in flight schedules while on tour, the order of days in the itinerary may change. •P  revious clients have indicated that a small gift from your area is appropriate and appreciated the night of your home hosted dinner in New Zealand. •D  ue to early arrival times in some cities, rooms may not always be ready for immediate check-in. •W  ildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed with the exception of visits to wildlife parks. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates.

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The Best of Australia & New Zealand

Milford Sound

Tour Pacing

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Cairns • Great Barrier Reef • Ayers Rock • Alice Springs • Darwin • Kakadu National Park • Little Penguins • Tasmania • Sydney Harbour Cruise • Queenstown • Milford Sound • Mt. Cook • Christchurch • Wellington • Rotorua • Auckland

Day 1-Day 2: Depart from Home

Day 7: Uluru - Alice Springs

Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport where you will board your flight and begin the adventure of a lifetime. Day 2 is spent in flight.

A short flight over the ‘Red Centre’ brings you to Alice Springs. Learn how people once communicated in the remote Outback during a sightseeing tour that includes a stop at the Old Telegraph Station, dating back to the 1800s. Visit the School of Air to find out more about the educational system of the Outback. There’s a chance of witnessing a class in session! Become locally invested this afternoon as you have the opportunity to meet the young Aboriginal group, Drum Atweme. Supported by the Collette Foundation**, Drum Atweme is a musical group comprised of at-risk youth from the local community. Tonight, continue your cultural immersion with a memorable bush dinner against a backdrop of the Southern Hemisphere’s stars. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 3: Arrive Cairns Your tour begins in Cairns, the tropical gateway to World Heritage site, the Great Barrier Reef. Established as a marine park in 1975, the reef is a haven for thousands of species of sea life, as well as turtles and birds. Today dinner will be included.

Day 4: Great Barrier Reef The most biologically diverse ecosystem in the world awaits you as you board a high speed catamaran for an exhilarating Great Barrier Reef excursion. Explore the reef from your base on Green Island. Enjoy a glass bottom boat ride*, stroll the island walking trails, snorkel or perhaps just relax on the beaches. For a more adventurous encounter with the reef, optional scuba diving and an outer reef tour are also available. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 6: Cairns - Uluru (Ayers Rock) Fly to Uluru (the Aboriginal name for Ayers Rock) in the heart of the Australian Outback. Tour the sandstone domes known as Kata Tjuta and the beautiful area surrounding the base of ‘The Rock.’ Later, witness a stunning sunset over a glass of champagne as the Rock’s hues change dramatically with the setting sun. Today breakfast will be included.

Access the history and culture of the Aboriginal people during a ‘Dreamtime Tour’ where your specialist guide, along with members of the Walpiri tribe, share stories of creation and everyday Aboriginal life. You’ll even taste native cuisine. Later, board your flight to the city of Darwin on the northern edge of Australia and drive into the heart of Kakadu National Park. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 9: Kakadu National Park Today, enjoy the natural beauty of the ‘Top End.’ Kakadu National Park is home to wallaroos and wallabies, monitors and lizards, crocodiles and birds of every imaginable variety. Witness artwork dating back thousands of years as you view Nourlangie Rock. During your afternoon cruise be on the lookout for crocodiles as they bask in the sun, as well as waterfowl such as jabiru, egrets, herons and eagles. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 10: Kakadu National Park - Darwin Melbourne

Day 5: Cairns Board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for an unforgettable morning ride over the rainforest canopy. Embrace the opportunity to explore the forest floor up-close with access to specially designed boardwalks. Your evening is at leisure to enjoy your tropical surroundings. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 8: Alice Springs - Darwin - Kakadu National Park

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Collette Experiences • Learn about the education of the children in the Outback during a visit to the School of the Air. • Cruise the waters of Kakadu National Park where you are sure to see the fearsome saltwater crocodile and plentiful bird life. • See a Tasmanian Devil during a visit to the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park and learn about the efforts to save these great creatures. • Visit Te Puia, the premier geothermal experience in New Zealand’s Maori cultural capital, Rotorua.

Transfer to Darwin for your flight to the beautiful Victorian city of Melbourne. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 11: Melbourne Enjoy a city tour featuring Fitzroy Gardens, the Shrine of Remembrance and bustling Victoria Markets. Take some time at leisure to explore Melbourne independently. See koalas in their natural setting during a stop at a koala conservation centre^, before arriving at Phillip Island, a renowned nature reserve and home of the world’s largest colony of Little Penguins. Protected and studied by rangers, hundreds of them waddle out of the sea and cross the beach to their burrows in the dunes. At the interpretation centre you have a chance to learn about the life of the Little Penguins and their significance to the area. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

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Sydney Opera House

Day 12: Melbourne - Hobart A flight to Hobart, Tasmania brings you to Australia’s second oldest city. The rugged and pristine beauty of the island of Tasmania provides the backdrop to your twonight stay. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 13: Hobart This morning brace yourself as you meet the Tasmanian Devil at the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Centre! Learn about this unique marsupial, its fight for survival, and the efforts in place to save it from extinction. Later, take a guided tour of the Port Arthur Historic Site, the bestpreserved example of Australia’s original penal colonies and home to stabilised ruins and restored buildings dating back to 1833. En route, witness the spectacular coastal rock formations known as Tasman Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and the Blow Hole. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 14: Hobart - Sydney Return to mainland Australia today and arrive in the bustling city of Sydney. Begin your Sydney orientation with dinner amid stunning views at the revolving 360 Restaurant, located atop the famous Sydney Tower. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 15: Sydney Start your day with a tour of Sydney, birthplace of modern day Australia. Highlights include Kings Cross, the Harbour Bridge, Chinatown, the Rocks, Circular Quay, the Botanic Gardens and the fashionable suburb of Paddington. Marvel at one of the world’s most fascinating architectural wonders during a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 16: Sydney This morning visit Koala Park for an up-close and personal opportunity to learn about the different types of wildlife native to the land down under. You’ll walk amongst wallabies, indigenous birds, kangaroos, dingoes and other creatures. Experience the koala habitat where you can take your picture with a koala! Next, enjoy a unique experience as you learn firsthand about opals during a special presentation at the National Opal Collection. As you say

your farewell to Australia, chat with new friends and take in the sights during a delightful dinner cruise of Sydney Harbour. Marvel at the scenic vistas the harbour has to offer including Sydney’s magnificent skyline and iconic attractions, the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 17: Sydney - Queenstown, New Zealand Leave Australia behind and fly to one of the world’s bestkept secrets, New Zealand, arriving in the gorgeous town of Queenstown. This evening, enjoy dinner at the Skyline Restaurant where you will enjoy spectacular views overlooking Queenstown, the Remarkable Mountains and mysterious Lake Wakatipu. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 18: Queenstown - Milford Sound Queenstown En route to Milford Sound, enjoy the rugged grandeur of the Hollyford Valley. You’ll travel through ancient beech forest via the Homer Tunnel. During a cruise of the breathtakingly beautiful Milford Sound you’ll see why this fjord is one of the most visited sights on the South Island. With rock faces that rise nearly 4,000 feet on either side, the scenery will take your breath away. Following your cruise, you return to Queenstown. You may choose to return via a short optional flight (weather permitting) for spectacular views of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 19: Queenstown Queenstown offers limitless diversions set amidst breathtaking Alpine scenery. Shop in the charming village centre or enjoy an optional and exhilarating jet boat ride on the Shotover River. Or, perhaps you will join the optional ‘Journey through Middle Earth’ tour which takes you through the majestic Remarkable Mountains and the breathtaking Queenstown countryside showcasing many of the spots where The Lord of the Rings movies were filmed. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 20: Queenstown - Arrowtown Mt. Cook National Park Begin your day with a visit to the beautiful settlement of Arrowtown. Next, follow the Kawarau River and cross Lindis Pass before arriving in New Zealand’s most famous national park, Mt. Cook. Here, you may choose to take a nature walk, enjoy an optional glacier flightseeing tour (weather permitting) or simply meditate on the beauty of the Southern Alps. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 21: Mt. Cook - Christchurch This morning travel to the historic city of Christchurch. Devastated by an earthquake in early 2011, see how the city known as ‘the Garden City’ is recreating itself. Enjoy some free time to explore. Stroll the city’s magnificent gardens or learn its more recent history at the Quake City exhibition at the Re:Start Mall. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 22: Christchurch - Picton - Wellington On your journey to Picton, admire the coastal views, scenic river valleys and vineyards. From there, sail across Cook Strait to experience what has been called ‘the most beautiful ferry ride in the world.’ Arrive in Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 23: Wellington During your panoramic sightseeing tour of Wellington, view the Beehive, New Zealand’s Parliament, historic St. Paul’s Church, and the Old Government Building - the largest wooden building in the Southern Hemisphere. Following the tour, visit the National Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongawera, a fascinating centre dedicated to art, history and the Maori culture. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 24: Wellington - Rotorua Depart for the dramatic geothermal landscape of Rotorua. With over one-third of its population boasting Maori roots, this city is known as the Maori capital of New Zealand. Make yourself right at home this evening when a New

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Zealand family welcomes you into their home for the night^^. This is sure to be an unforgettable experience as you, learn about the customs of the ‘Kiwis’ and enjoy a home-cooked meal. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 25: Rotorua This morning visit Te Puia, New Zealand’s premier Maori cultural and geothermal experience. Witness how the Maori keep their culture alive by teaching the tribal youth traditional carving and weaving. Enjoy the chance to view the Kiwi bird and learn what is being done in an effort to remove this marvellous creature from the endangered species list. Next, meet the skilled carvers who work with pounamu, New Zealand greenstone, at a local jade factory. Then, visit the Agrodome where you will see a fun sheep shearing demonstration and learn about the importance of agriculture to the nation. Today breakfast will be included.

Enjoy Your Stay Day 1-2 Overnight Flight Day 3-5 Novotel Oasis, Cairns Day 6 Desert Gardens, Ayers Rock Day 7 Doubletree by Hilton, Alice Springs Day 8-9 Gagudju Crocodile, Kakadu Day 10-11 Novotel on Collins, Melbourne Day 12-13 Grand Mercure Hadleys Hotel, Hobart Day 14-16 Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour, Sydney Day 17-19 Novotel Lakeside, Queenstown Day 20 The Hermitage Hotel, Mt. Cook Region Day 21 Rendezvous Hotel, Christchurch Day 22-23 Novotel Hotel, Wellington Day 24 Home Stay^^, Rotorua or Millennium Hotel, Rotorua Day 25 Millennium Hotel, Rotorua Day 26 Rendezvous Grand Hotel, Auckland Day 27 Overnight Flight

Day 26: Rotorua - Auckland Travel through the majestic countryside of the North Island, arriving in New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, ‘The City of Sails.’ A panoramic city tour features the America’s Cup Village, the War Memorial, vibrant Queen Street, the Auckland Harbour Bridge and spectacular views from the harbour. Join your fellow travellers this evening at a farewell dinner where you will toast the end of a wonderful trip! Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 27: Auckland - Depart for Home

Tailor Your Holiday Stay longer in Cairns from £65, or in Auckland from £60 per person per night and/or add a city or resort stopover to your journey, such as Dubai, Bangkok or Singapore. Please call us to discuss your requirements.

Select Your Tour Date in £s per person Departures 2014 From 9, 23, 30 Jan

Your tour ends in Auckland. Today breakfast will be included.

6, 13, 20 Feb 7149

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Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

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Optional 4 Days Fiji Post Tour Extension Prices From: £810 per person 4 Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner

Day 27: Auckland - Nadi, Fiji Today you will arrive in the beautiful tropical paradise of Fiji. Fijians are warm and friendly, with a welcoming, vibrant South Pacific culture. The expansive sandy beaches and clear ocean waters draw visitors from around the world.

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Day 30: Fiji - Depart for Home

Your day is free to explore everything that your resort has to offer. Relax by the beach and pool, or choose one of the many fun, adventurous activities available to you from the hotel activities desk. Tonight, enjoy a lovely dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Before your tour ends today in Fiji, an optional island tour is offered. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 29: Fiji Enjoy another day of rest and relaxation. The friendly concierge and activities staff will help you get the most out of your time. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 31: Arrive Home Please Note: This extension is hosted by a local representative who will provide all included services. Due to flight schedules, on some departures the optional Fiji extension is 2 nights and is slightly lower priced. Extensions not purchased at time of deposit are subject to availability and applicable charges at time of request. For departure dates before 30 April 2014 a different Post Tour Extension may operate. Please call for further details.

Departures 2014 From 16, 23, 30 Oct 7249 6 Nov Departures 2015 From 8, 29 Jan 7399 5, 12, 26 Feb 5, 19 Mar 7249 16 Apr

Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with Qantas Single supplements from £1540 - £1710 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. A visa is required for this tour. This will be provided by Collette free of charge. Please ask for details at the time of booking. • * If you purchase the outer reef option in the Great Barrier Reef, the glass bottom boat ride will be replaced by a semi-submersible boat on the outer reef pontoon. • * *Please note that Collette Foundation sites may not be available for visits due to school holidays or programming challenges. •^  The visit to a koala conservation centre will only be available during the summer months (from early November until mid-March). •^  ^Your home stay will take place in the greater Rotorua area. If you prefer not to stay in a private home, you may choose to stay at your Rotorua hotel with dinner included. Please make your decision known at the time of booking as no changes are allowed on tour. Previous clients have indicated that a small gift from your area is appropriate and appreciated the night of your home stay. •D  ue to changes in flight schedules while on tour, the order of days in the itinerary may change. •W  ildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed with the exception of visits to wildlife parks. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates.

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Three Kingdoms of Indochina

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Reunification Palace • War Remnants Museum • Mekong Delta • Hoi An Ancient Town • Imperial Citadel • Hanoi Hilton • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum • Water Puppet Theatre • Halong Bay • Baci Ceremony • Ta Prohm Temple • Angkor Wat

Day 1: Depart from Home Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your overnight flight to Vietnam.

Day 2: Arrive Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Arrive in historic Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon.

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City Tour the city’s colonial landmarks including the Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral and Opera House. Visit the Reunification Palace where the Vietnam War ended. Learn more about the lasting effects of this struggle at the War Remnants Museum. Join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner at a rooftop garden that was a popular hangout for American military officials and war correspondents. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City Travel to the Mekong Delta and cruise along the bustling river. See floating markets, fruit orchards and the Mekong Ho Chi Minh City

River islands. Enjoy lunch in a lush tropical garden and explore local villages. Next, visit Cao Dai Temple and its striking architectural style. Experience the region’s multifaceted culinary heritage with an optional dinner at a French restaurant. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Vietnam. Then, experience Hoa Lo Prison (the Hanoi Hilton), where American POWs were held. Enjoy dinner in an environment reminiscent of local markets. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City - Hoi An Fly to Da Nang. Stop at China Beach where American troops landed. Venture to Hoi An, an ancient merchant trading port and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy a cycle tour of the preserved town. See the Tan Ky Old House, Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, Chua Ong Pagoda and a 400-year-old Japanese covered bridge. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Learn more about Vietnam’s diverse culture at the Museum of Ethnology. Explore the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university. Next, enjoy lunch at a nonprofit restaurant that empowers underprivileged children, training them with new skills. Later, stroll along Hoan Kiem Lake and through the craft guild streets in the nearby old quarter. End the day with a traditional Water Puppet performance. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 6: Hoi An

Day 10: Hanoi

Today’s cooking class begins at a local market. Interact with vendors and learn about traditional ingredients. Follow the Thu Bon river to the cooking school and observe local life along the way including a visit to the school’s herb garden. Discover the art of plate decorating and prepare five traditional Vietnamese dishes. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Visit the mausoleum that holds the preserved body of Ho Chi Minh and discover Minh’s simple house on stilts. Admire the lotus-shaped One Pillar Pagoda resting on a single stone pillar emerging from the water. For lunch, you have the option of embarking on a Hanoi street food tour that delves into authentic culinary delights such as pho noodles. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 7: Hoi An - Hue

Day 11: Hanoi - Halong Bay

Take an optional sunrise photography class and observe fishermen bringing in their catch in the dawn light. Travel to Hue, the Imperial capital city, via the panoramic Hai Van Pass. En route, savour lunch at Lang Co fishing village. Visit the Imperial tomb of Emperor Tu Duc. Arrive in Hue, home of the Nguyen dynasty and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Tonight, enjoy a lavish royal feast, complete with music and Imperial costumes. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Drive to Halong Bay for your overnight cruise on a luxury junk boat. Marvel at the thousands of limestone islands that dot these waters. Transfer to a sampan and visit a floating fishing village. Watch the sunset before sharing a seafood feast. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 8: Hue - Hanoi Visit the Imperial Citadel, the Forbidden Purple City and the Thien Mu Pagoda. Later, fly to Hanoi, the capital of

Day 9: Hanoi

Day 12: Halong Bay - Luang Prabang, Laos Today, join a sunrise tai chi class on deck as the fog lifts, revealing the morning light. Explore an ancient cave on a nearby island. Enjoy brunch on board and cruise back to the harbour. From Hanoi, fly to Luang Prabang. Today breakfast will be included.

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Day 13: Luang Prabang This morning venture through the Luang Prabang countryside to Kuang Si waterfalls, passing rice fields and small villages along the way. Return to town and board a traditional river boat. Cruise up and down the Mekong River and visit Pak Ou Caves, home to hundreds of Buddhas, before mooring below limestone cliffs for a Laotian lunch. Visit the most remarkable temple in Luang Prabang, Wat Xieng Thong. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 14: Luang Prabang Visit an elephant village nestled in a jungle valley on the banks of a river. Learn how mahouts train their elephants and opt to take an elephant ride. The afternoon is yours to independently explore quiet and reserved Luang Prabang. You may choose to learn more about the most important crop in Laos during an interactive tour at a local organic rice farm. This evening gather for a traditional Baci ceremony, a ‘calling of the soul’ reserved for special events. Dine tonight in a historic home. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Collette Experiences • Interact with vendors in a local market and enjoy a cooking class where you will learn to prepare five traditional Vietnamese dishes. • Take a sampan ride and visit a floating village on Halong Bay. • Attend a traditional Baci ceremony, a ‘calling of the soul’ reserved for special events. • Wake at dawn and offer alms to hundreds of saffron-robed monks in Luang Prabang. • You may experience the golden light of Angkor Wat at sunset.

Optional 4 Day Hong Kong Pre Tour Extension

Prices From: £455 per person 4 Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner

sites. Visit Stanley Market and stroll around its famous seaside village bazaar. Learn about the lifestyle of Hong Kong’s fishermen with a visit to Aberdeen Fishing Village where you will have the opportunity to take an optional traditional sampan ride in the typhoon shelter. Your tour will also take you past Repulse Bay Beach, an important strategic location during World War II and the longest beach on the island. Complete your tour with a panoramic ride up Victoria Peak for spectacular views of the city and harbour below. The remainder of your day is at leisure. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 1: Overnight Flight

Day 4: Hong Kong

Your tour begins with an overnight flight to Hong Kong.

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore this great city. Perhaps you will enjoy some shopping in the Kowloon area or take a stroll on Hong Kong’s oldest and most atmospheric street, Shanghai Street. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 15: Luang Prabang - Siem Reap, Cambodia Wake before dawn and participate in the offering of alms to hundreds of saffron-robed monks. Take a guided tour of the former Royal Palace, now the National Museum. Fly to Siem Reap and this evening enjoy a traditional Apsara show with dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Ta Prohm Temple, Cambodia

Day 16: Siem Reap

Day 2: Hong Kong - Extension Begins

Today, explore the ancient ruins of Angkor Thom, famous for the Bayon temple and its colossal stone-carved faces. Continue to the haunting Ta Prohm temple, overgrown by creeping jungle. Enjoy a Khmer lunch set in a traditional wooden house. Next, meet local school children at the JWOC Community Centre*. Visit Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious building and symbol of Cambodia. Stand before the stone carvings and bas-reliefs that adorn the complex. Perhaps choose to remain at Angkor Wat for an awe-inspiring sunset. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Today you arrive in Hong Kong, one of Asia’s most cosmopolitan and dynamic cities. You will stay in Kowloon, located in the heart of Hong Kong’s bustling shopping district. The remainder of your day is at leisure. Hong Kong is noted for fabulous savings on jewellery, silk and leather products.

Day 5: Hong Kong - Ho Chi Minh City

Day 3: Hong Kong - Hong Kong Island

Please Note: This extension is hosted by a local representative who will provide all included services. Extensions not purchased at time of deposit are subject to availability and applicable charges at time of request.

Cross the harbour and enjoy a comprehensive tour of Hong Kong Island, home to the city’s most popular

You will board your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Today breakfast will be included.

For departure dates before 30 April 2014 a different Pre Tour Extension may operate. Please call for further details.

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What’s Included • 34 Meals (17 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 7 Dinners) • Door to Door UK Airport Transfers See page 4 for details

Enjoy Your Stay Day 1 Overnight Flight Day 2-4 New World Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City Day 5-6 Anantara Hoi An Resort, Hoi An Day 7 Imperial Hotel, Hue Day 8-10 Movenpick Hotel, Hanoi Day 11 Bhaya Classic, Halong Bay Day 12-14 The Sanctuary Hotel, Luang Prabang Day 15-17 Royal Angkor Resort, Siem Reap Day 18 New World Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City Day 19 Overnight Flight

Tailor Your Holiday Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Day 17: Siem Reap Explore Kompong Phluk, a floating village. Visit the Roluos Group and take an ox cart ride to the Roluos Pagoda where monks celebrate a private blessing ceremony. Enjoy lunch at a local home. You may choose to visit the Landmine Museum and the Banteay Srei complex. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 18: Siem Reap - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Enjoy a free morning in Siem Reap before flying back to Ho Chi Minh City this afternoon. Savour a farewell dinner

at a highly-acclaimed restaurant. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 19: Ho Chi Minh City - Depart for Home Return home with a wealth of incredible memories. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 20: Arrive Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

Stay longer in Ho Chi Minh City from £55 per person per night and/or add a city or resort stopover to your journey, such as Dubai. Please call us to discuss your requirements.

Select Your Tour Date in £s per person Departures 2014 From

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Departures 2014 From

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Optional 4 Day Bangkok Post Tour Extension Grand Palace and marvel at the grandeur of this royal residence. Stop at Wat Phra Kaew, home of the Emerald Buddha and Thailand’s most sacred temple. Continue with a visit to the Jim Thompson House, home of the American entrepreneur who revitalised the Thai silk industry before his mysterious disappearance. Tonight, you have the option of a candlelight dinner cruise aboard a luxury rice barge on the Chao Phraya River. Today breakfast and lunch will be included. Prices From: £450 per person 4 Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch

Day 19: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Bangkok, Thailand Board a short flight to Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. Begin by boarding a long-tail boat and explore Bangkok’s network of canals called klongs. Drift past local houses and learn about daily life along the waterways. Stop at the iconic Wat Arun, the Temple of the Dawn.

Day 20: Bangkok Visit the Golden Buddha, one of the world’s largest solid gold statues. Learn how it was originally covered in plaster to conceal it from invaders. Proceed to Wat Po, temple of the Reclining Buddha. Gasp at the scale of this 140 foot long gold leaf covered monument and its mother of pearl inlaid feet. Explore the grounds of the

Day 21: Bangkok Travel south of Bangkok to the amazing Mae Klong Market along the railroad tracks. Visit the Damnoen Saduak floating market where hundreds of vendors sell fruits and vegetables from their boats. Your afternoon is at leisure. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 22: Bangkok - Depart for Home Enjoy a day at leisure before transferring to the airport for your overnight flight home. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 23: Arrive Home Please Note: A minimum of 2 passengers is required for this extension to operate. This extension is hosted by a local representative who will provide all included services. Extensions not purchased at time of deposit are subject to availability and applicable charges at time of request. For departure dates before 30 April 2014 a different Post Tour Extension may operate. Please call for further details.

Departures 2014 From

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with Emirates via Dubai. Single supplements from £740 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Belfast, Glasgow & Newcastle. Please call for details. •V  isas are required for this tour at your expense. A double-entry visa is required for Vietnam. The approximate cost is £125 including handling fees and you must obtain it prior to departure. You can obtain the visa for Cambodia either in advance at a cost of £44 including handling fees or at the airport upon arrival where the cost is approximately £15 and you will need 2 passport photos. A Laos visa is required which can be purchased upon arrival in Luang Prabang, Laos. One complete blank page is required in your passport to allow for visa on arrival. The approximate cost is £22. Certain countries require a minimum of 6 months passport validity. You are strongly urged to contact the appropriate consulate for details. •M  useum visits and shopping may be affected with observance of religious or local holidays. •S  ingle accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. • * In Cambodia, the Collette Foundation is supporting Journeys Within Our Community (JWOC). The Collette Foundation does not accept donations directly; however, if you wish to bring items to the children, the following is a list of suggestions: crayons, craft materials, children’s books, colouring books. • It is recommended that you bring an overnight bag for Halong Bay cruise. This will afford you more room to move about your cruise cabin. Your main luggage will be stored on the bus in a secure location. •N  ot all vendors accept credit cards or travellers cheques; therefore, it is recommended you bring small amounts of US dollars which are widely accepted for personal use. • E ach client is responsible for proper documentation and inoculations that may be required and/or recommended to participate on this tour. • T he days and order of sightseeing may change to best utilise your time on tour. •S  maller buses, which may not be lavatory equipped, may be used on this programme. In this case, frequent stops are made during travel periods. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing.  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for •A guaranteed departure dates.

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Highlights of China 10 Days from £1499

COUPLE SAVE UPTO £200 PER Terms & conditions apply. Please contact us for details.

What’s Included • 14 Meals (7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners) • Door to Door UK Airport Transfers See page 4 for details

Enjoy Your Stay Day 1 Day 2-8 Day 9

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Tiananmen Square • Forbidden City • Peking Duck Dinner • Great Wall • Hot Pot Dinner • Summer Palace • Lama Temple • Acrobatics Show • Temple of Heaven • Rickshaw Tour • Home Hosted Lunch

Day 1: Depart from Home

Day 6: Beijing

Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight.

Begin your day with a visit to the Summer Palace, considered a masterpiece of Chinese landscape design. Next, visit a pearl factory and learn about the different varieties of these underwater gems. Later, marvel at the intricate design of the Lama Temple, one of the most important Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the world. Tonight, enjoy a thrilling acrobatics show. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 2: Arrive Beijing Begin your journey in Beijing, one of the most fascinating cities in the world and the capital of the People’s Republic of China. Over the next several days you will experience the beauty and intrigue of this ancient city that remains both the political and cultural heart of the country.

Day 3: Beijing Delve into China’s history with a visit to Tiananmen Square, one of the largest public spaces in the world. Next, visit the Forbidden City, an awe-inspiring palace complex that was the home to 24 Chinese Emperors over the course of almost 500 years. Take a special tour of the Treasure Hall, a section normally not open to the general public. Pause to savour a traditional dim sum lunch. Visit a silk factory and explore how traditional artisans create the luxurious fabric. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner at a world-famous Peking Duck restaurant. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 4: The Great Wall No visit to China would be complete without seeing The Great Wall. Visit the picturesque Juyongguan section and walk along the wall to take in the sweeping vistas. Next, visit jade and cloisonné workshops and learn how local artists create these ancient masterpieces. Tonight, have fun whilst enjoying a traditional Beijing hot pot dinner. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Beijing Today is at your leisure to explore this fascinating, constantly changing city independently. Perhaps visit a local market in the morning and participate in a cooking class. In the afternoon, you have the option to explore the 798 Dashanzi Art District. This evening, you can even choose to experience a traditional Peking Opera and explore the Donghuamen night market. Your tour manager will be available to offer suggestions on how best to spend your free time. Today breakfast will be included.

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Day 8: Beijing This morning, visit the Temple of Heaven where the emperor came twice each year to thank the gods for a bountiful harvest and to pray for the new season. Learn tai chi amidst the locals doing their morning exercises. Afterwards, experience ancient Beijing on a traditional rickshaw tour through its narrow streets and alleys. With help from an interpreter, you will learn about a local family’s history and way of life when you share lunch with them in their Hutong home. They will also teach you the art of traditional dumpling making. Next, visit a Chinese calligraphy master and learn how to write in this ancient art. Complete your visit with a traditional tea ceremony. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 9: Beijing - Depart for Home

Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Tiananmen Square • Forbidden City • The Great Wall • Beijing Zoo • Temple of Heaven • Rickshaw Tour • Terracotta Warriors • Guilin • Bund • Acrobatic Show • Zhujiajiao • Shanghai Museum

Day 1: Depart from Home Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight.

Day 2: Arrive Beijing Join us on a tour of one of the world’s most fascinating countries. In China, experience the traditional bustle of Beijing, the ancient splendour of Xian, the tranquillity of Guilin, and the modern cityscape of Shanghai. Your adventure begins in Beijing, the vibrant capital city.

Day 3: Beijing Today, reflect upon history with a visit to Tiananmen Square, one of the largest public spaces in the world. Then, visit the Forbidden City, an awe-inspiring palace complex that has been home to 24 Chinese emperors for almost 500 years. Take a special tour of the Treasure Hall, a section normally not open to the general public. Next, savour a traditional dim sum lunch. This style of meal consists of various small dishes served in succession. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner at a world famous Peking Duck restaurant. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 4: The Great Wall This morning, China’s legendary landmark, the Great Wall, is yours to discover. During your visit, walk along a portion of this 3,700 mile marvel. Visit jade and cloisonné Reed Flute Caves, Guilin

workshops to learn how local artists create these ancient masterpieces. Feel the excitement of the 2008 Summer Olympics when you view the Olympic Green where you have the opportunity to take photos of two famous structures - the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. Tonight, have fun at a traditional Beijing hot pot dinner. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Beijing Begin your day with a visit to the Summer Palace, considered a masterpiece of Chinese landscape artist design. Explore a pearl factory and learn about the different varieties of these underwater gems. Visit the Beijing Zoo, home of the famous pandas. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Perhaps you will decide to explore the cutting edge 798 Dashanzi Art District. In the evening, you could choose to watch a traditional Peking Opera and explore the Donghuamen night market. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 6: Beijing - Xian

Terracotta Warriors, Xian

Buddhist temples in the world, the classical Wild Goose Pagoda. This impressive structure was built during the Tang Dynasty to house Buddhist treasures. The remainder of your day is at leisure. Tonight, you may choose to enjoy an opulent Tang Dynasty dinner and show. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Explore the world famous Temple of Heaven, an ornate sanctuary where Chinese Emperors worshipped their gods. Learn tai chi amidst the locals doing their morning exercises or watch them playing cards or board games. Enjoy a rickshaw tour through the Hutongs, the narrow streets of ancient Beijing. With help from an interpreter, you will learn about a local family’s history and way of life when you share lunch with them in their Hutong home. Next, meet a Chinese calligraphy master and learn how to write using this ancient art. Later, a short flight brings you to China’s interior city of Xian. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 8: Xian

Day 7: Xian

Day 9: Xian - Guilin

Your day begins with a visit to the excavation site of the Terracotta Warriors. This vast clay army, 8,000 strong, was created to guard one of China’s emperors in the afterlife. Be amazed by the sheer numbers of them and their detailed features! Visit one of the most famous

Fly to the beautiful city of Guilin. Visit the Reed Flute Caves with its wonderful underground scenery. Enjoy traditional Guilin rice noodles for lunch. Stop at Elephant Trunk Hill, the symbol of the city of Guilin. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Begin your day with a visit to the Shaanxi Museum where you can view bronze wares, pottery and ancient murals. Visit the Xian city wall, the largest and best preserved in China. Take a stroll or perhaps rent bicycles or golf carts to navigate the 8 mile loop. Savour a lunch of Xian’s most celebrated local dish. Afterwards, explore the bustling Muslim Quarter where Chinese Muslims have lived for hundreds of years. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Xian dumpling banquet. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

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Day 10: Guilin Today you have a full day at leisure to relax or explore Guilin on your own. You may choose to take an optional excursion which includes a cruise on the Li River where you’ll admire the landscapes that have inspired artists and poets for centuries, followed by a visit to Yangshuo’s bustling market to bargain with the locals for souvenirs. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 11: Guilin - Shanghai Depart for Shanghai, a bustling trade port and the economic heart of China, whose futuristic skyline will leave you speechless. Enjoy lunch at a celebrated restaurant known for its xiao long bao soup dumplings. Explore Old Town’s narrow streets and relax in the tranquillity of the Yuyuan Garden. Enjoy a locally guided tour of the waterfront district known as the Bund which runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River. Famous for its gorgeous colonial buildings, you’ll feel as though you have stepped back into 19th-century Europe as you wander among the impressive Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture. Tonight, take in the energy and excitement of the Chinese acrobatic show. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

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The remainder of the day is at leisure. Tonight, bid farewell to China at a farewell dinner with your fellow travellers. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 13: Shanghai Discover the treasures of the Shanghai Museum, home to priceless artefacts that span China’s rich history. Visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Centre and view the centrepiece of the museum, a vast scale model of urban Shanghai as it is projected to look in 2020. Watch a video that paints a picture of the Shanghai of the future. Explore the shops, galleries and cafes of the Tian Zi Fang district.

Stay longer in Beijing from £55, or in Shanghai from £45 per person per night and/or add a city or resort stopover to your journey, such as Dubai. Please call us to discuss your requirements.

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Your tour ends in Shanghai. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 15: Arrive Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

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Day 12: Shanghai - Zhujiajiao - Shanghai Enjoy a full day excursion to the water village of Zhujiajiao, an ancient city located on the banks of Dianshan Lake. After more than one thousand years, Ming and Qing dynasty buildings still stand and 36 ancient stone bridges cross the canal that runs through the centre of town. Enjoy a boat ride on the canal and have time to shop. Tonight you may choose to dine at the French Concession and enjoy an evening cruise on the Huangpu River. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

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• Savour a variety of traditional Chinese food and drink, including Peking duck, noodles, hot pot, dumplings and dim sum. • Take a special tour of the Treasure Hall in the Forbidden City. • Relax in the tranquillity of the beautiful city of Guilin. • Whilst in Shanghai, take in an amazing acrobatics show and visit the ancient water village of Zhujiajiao. • Meet a Chinese calligraphy master and learn how to write using this ancient art.

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Shanghai • Yuyuan Garden • Acrobatics Show • MagLev Train Ride • Yangtze River Cruise • Three Gorges Dam • Xian City Wall • Terracotta Warriors • Wild Goose Pagoda • Tiananmen Square • Forbidden City • Great Wall • Summer Palace • Temple of Heaven • Hutong Rickshaw Tour

Day 1: Depart from Home Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight.

Day 2: Arrive Shanghai Your tour begins in booming Shanghai, the economic capital of the People’s Republic of China.

Day 3: Shanghai This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Shanghai. Set out for the waterfront district, known as the Bund, which runs along the Huangpu River. Famous for its impressive colonial buildings, you’ll feel as though you have stepped back into 19th century Europe. After a lunch that features xiao long bao soup dumplings, explore Old Town’s narrow streets and relax in the tranquil Yuyuan Garden. Meet your fellow travellers at a welcome dinner overlooking the Shanghai skyline. Afterwards, enjoy an amazing acrobatics show. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 4: Shanghai Discover the treasures of the Shanghai Museum, home to artefacts that span China’s rich history. Visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Centre and view the centrepiece of the museum, a vast scale model of Shanghai as it will look in 2020. Explore the shops, galleries and cafes Shanghai

of the Tian Zi Fang district. Your afternoon is at leisure. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 9: Chongqing - Disembark Cruise Ship - Xian

Day 5: Shanghai - Yichang - Board Cruise Ship

Arrive at the mountain city of Chongqing and disembark. Fly to the ancient city of Xian. Upon arrival, savour a lunch of Xian’s celebrated local noodles. Visit the Xian city wall, China’s largest and best-preserved. Take a stroll or perhaps rent bicycles to navigate part of the 8-mile loop. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Xian dumpling banquet. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Visit a silk factory and learn how artisans create this luxurious fabric. For your trip to the airport, climb aboard the MagLev train, a magnetic levitation line that can reach 268 miles per hour. After touching down in Yichang, board your ship for a 4 night Yangtze River cruise. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Cruising - Three Gorges Dam Xiling Gorge Begin your day with a tai chi lesson on the sundeck. Sail into Xiling Gorge, the longest section of the Three Gorges. Visit the construction site of the Three Gorges Dam. Upon completion, the dam, inside the first of the three gorges, will be the world’s largest hydroelectric project. Tonight, enjoy the captain’s welcome dinner and cabaret. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 10: Xian Today, explore the excavation site of the Terracotta Warriors. This vast clay army, 8,000 strong, was created to guard China’s first emperor in the afterlife. You’ll be amazed - each soldier has a different face. After lunch, visit the Muslim Quarter, a fascinating area filled with exotic local shops. See the Great Mosque and its fusion of Chinese and Arabian architecture. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 7: Cruising - Shennong Stream Wu Gorge - Qutang Gorge Enjoy an excursion visiting the Shennong Stream in traditional pea boats. Upon returning to your ship, sail through Wu Gorge, well known for its 12 forest covered peaks. This afternoon, sail through Qutang Gorge, the river’s most dramatic and breathtaking part. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

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Day 8: Cruising - Fengdu

• Ride the 268 mph MagLev train in Shanghai!

Arrive in the city of Fengdu, depicted as the ‘City of Ghosts’ in ancient works. Home to over 48 temples, the origin of the town’s extraordinary reputation can be traced back to the Han Dynasty. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

• Take a relaxing 4 night upstream cruise on the Yangtze River. • Savour a variety of traditional Chinese food and drink, including Peking Duck, noodles, hot pot, dumplings and dim sum. • Meet a Chinese calligraphy master and learn how to write using this ancient art.

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Day 14: Beijing This morning visit the Summer Palace, considered a masterpiece of Chinese landscape design. Explore a pearl factory and learn about the different varieties of these underwater gems. Later, enjoy Beijing Zoo, home of the famous pandas. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Tonight, you may opt to attend the Peking Opera and explore the Donghuamen night market. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 15: Beijing

Day 11: Xian This morning, visit the Shaanxi Museum and view bronze wares, pottery and ancient murals. Afterwards, visit one of the world’s most famous Buddhist temples, the Wild Goose Pagoda. Your afternoon is at leisure. Tonight you may choose to enjoy an opulent Tang Dynasty dinner and show. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 12: Xian - Beijing Fly to Beijing, capital of China. Upon arrival, savour a traditional dim sum lunch. Visit Tiananmen Square, one of the largest public spaces in the world. Next, visit the Forbidden City, an awe-inspiring palace complex that has been home to 24 Chinese emperors. Take a special tour of the Treasure Hall, a section normally closed to the public. Tonight, experience an authentic hot pot dinner. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

This morning you will visit the Temple of Heaven where the emperor came twice each year to pray. Relax amidst the locals doing their morning exercises. Later, take a thrilling rickshaw tour through the oldest part of Beijing. With an interpreter, learn about a local family’s way of life and share lunch with them in their Hutong home. They will also teach you the art of dumpling making. Next, meet a Chinese calligraphy master and learn about this ancient art. Your final stop features a traditional tea ceremony. Later, enjoy a special Peking Duck farewell dinner. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 16: Beijing - Depart for Home Today breakfast will be included.

Day 17: Arrive Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

Stay longer in Shanghai from £45, or in Beijing from £55 per person per night, and/or add a city or resort stopover to your journey, such as Dubai. Please call us to discuss your requirements

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with Emirates via Dubai. Direct flights on British Airways available - call for details. Single supplements from £580 - £650. ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Belfast, Glasgow, & Newcastle. Please call for details. •D  inners on the cruise ship are Chinese cuisine. •R  iver water levels fluctuate and regulations may require itinerary modifications such as alternative departure points with little or no advance notice and alternative excursions may be substituted. • T he order of sightseeing may change to best utilise your time on tour. • T riple accommodations are not available. Single accommodations are available, but on a limited basis. •A  visa is required for this tour at your expense. The approximate visa cost is £120 including handling fee. Rates are approximate and can be changed at any time based on governing authority. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used.  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time •A of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates.

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Day 13: The Great Wall Today, visit the picturesque Juyongguan section of the Great Wall and walk along a portion of this legendary structure. Next, visit a cloisonné workshop to learn how local artists create these masterpieces. On your way back to Beijing, relive the excitement of the 2008 Summer Olympics when you view the Olympic Park, the Water Cube and the famous Bird’s Nest Stadium. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Optional 4 Days Hong Kong Post Tour Extension Prices From: £455 per person 4 Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner Please Note: For departure dates before 30 April 2014 a different Post Tour Extension may operate. Please call for further details.

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Flavours of Thailand Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Reclining Buddha • Jim Thompson House • Damnoen Saduak Floating Market • Klong Tour • Bridge Over the River Kwai • Death Railway • Golden Triangle • Hall of Opium • Khantoke Dinner and Show • Hill Tribes • Maesa Elephant Camp • Alms Giving

Day 1: Depart from Home Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your overnight flight to Thailand.

learn the secrets of Thai ingredients while preparing lunch. Or, perhaps you will choose to relax and enjoy a traditional Thai massage. Tonight you may opt to join a candlelight dinner river cruise aboard a luxury rice barge. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 2: Arrive Bangkok

Day 7: Bangkok - Chiang Rai

Elephant Ride

Arrive in Bangkok, Thailand’s capital. This bustling city blends the cosmopolitan with timeless tradition.

Your day begins with a short flight to Chiang Rai. At the Doi Tung Development Project, learn about the Princess Mother’s efforts to eradicate opium and teach villagers sustainable practices. Stroll through the beautiful Mae Fah Luang Garden. Visit the Royal Handicraft Centre and discover local arts like mulberry paper making, pottery and weaving. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 3: Bangkok Begin your day with a visit to Wat Pho to see the monk’s early morning chanting ritual. Proceed to the temple of the Reclining Buddha and be awed by the giant Golden Buddha, one of the world’s largest solid gold statues. Marvel at the scale of this gold-leaf covered monument and its mother-of-pearl inlaid feet. Explore the spectacular grounds of the Grand Palace. Stop at Wat Phra Kaew, home of the Emerald Buddha and Thailand’s most sacred temple. Enjoy lunch overlooking the Chao Phraya River. Visit the Jim Thompson House, home of the American entrepreneur who revitalised the Thai silk industry before mysteriously disappearing. This afternoon you may choose to go shopping at Chatuchak Weekend Market or have a garment made at one of the town’s best tailors. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner at a traditional Thai house. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included. Wat Prathat Doi Suthep

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Day 8: Chiang Rai

Visit the Damnoen Saduak floating market where countless vendors sell fruits and vegetables from their boats. This afternoon, board a long-tail boat and explore Bangkok’s network of canals called klongs. Drift along and discover daily life on the waterways. Stop at the iconic Wat Arun, the impressive Temple of the Dawn. Later, you have the option of embarking on a street food tour of Bangkok. Today breakfast will be included.

This morning, drive to the famous Golden Triangle. Enjoy magnificent views of the place where Thailand, Laos and Burma meet. Visit the Hall of Opium, an interactive museum that traces opium’s worldwide impact. Discover the ancient ruins and temples of the Kingdom of Chiang Saen on the banks of the Mekong River. Embark on a long-tail boat cruise on the Mekong and picnic by the river banks. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 5: Bangkok Reflect during a stroll along the historic Bridge over the River Kwai, built by prisoners of war during World War II. Learn about Thailand during this tragic war at Kanchanburi’s JEATH War Museum. Ride the notorious Death Railway and visit the Hellfire Pass Museum before walking through the nearby canyon. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Bangkok Today is at leisure. You may explore independently or choose to participate in an optional cooking class and

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Day 11: Chiang Mai Travel through the lush jungle to Maesa Elephant Camp, home to one of the largest collections of elephants in northern Thailand. Watch these majestic creatures take their morning bath in the river. Observe how they work in the jungle, paint pictures and play games. You may even choose to ride an elephant or feed them their favourite treats. Later, stop at an orchid farm that displays some of Thailand’s most exquisite blooms. Enjoy lunch and northern Thailand’s signature dish at a speciality restaurant. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 12: Chiang Mai

Day 9: Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai Visit the contemporary Wat Rong Khun temple. Its striking white facade is the masterwork of one of Thailand’s most renowned artists. En route to Chiang Mai, stop for lunch at a popular restaurant that promotes community development. Visit the Sankampaeng Handicraft Village and learn about umbrella making, teak carving and lacquer ware. Tonight, enjoy a Khantoke dinner and show that highlights dances from the region’s hill tribes. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 10: Chiang Mai Visit the remote villages of the Akha and Lisu hill tribes. Learn about another way of life as you interact with local children and share a simple lunch. This evening you may stroll, bargain and shop at Chiang Mai’s famous night market. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

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Wake before dawn to visit the local market and participate in the offering of alms to hundreds of saffron-robed monks. Proceed up the mountain to Wat Prathat Doi Suthep and climb the stairway to reach the golden pagodas. Soak in panoramic views of the city from the mountain top. Venture through the tunnels of Wat Chedi Luang and experience a private blessing ceremony. Finally, savour a farewell dinner at an art gallery and restaurant overlooking the river. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 13: Chiang Mai - Bangkok Fly back to Bangkok for a day at leisure. Relax, explore more of the city or shop for souvenirs. Today breakfast will be included.

Select Your Tour Date in £s per person Departures 2014 From 10, 17, 24, 31 Jan 7,21 Feb 7, 14, 28 Mar

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with direct flights on British Airways. Single supplements from £260- £330. ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates.

Day 14: Bangkok - Depart for Home Enjoy a day at leisure before your flight home. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 15: Arrive Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

Optional 5 Day Angkor Wat Post  Tour Extension

Optional 4 Day Hong Kong Pre  Tour Extension

Prices From: £715 per person 7 Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner

Prices From: £455 per person 4 Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner

Please Note: For departure dates before 30 April 2014 a different Post Tour Extension may operate. Please call for further details.

Please Note: For departure dates before 30 April 2014 a different Pre Tour Extension may operate. Please call for further details.

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Mysteries of India

Taj Mahal, Agra

Tour Pacing

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Old Delhi • Lake Pichola Cruise • Yoga Class • Hawa Mahal • Amber Fort • Home-Hosted Dinner • Game Drives • Fatehpur Sikri • Taj Mahal • Chandel Temple Complex • Ganga Aarti Ceremony • Sarnath

Day 1: Depart from Home

Day 6: Udaipur - Jaipur

Day 8: Jaipur - Ranthambore

Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight.

This morning, depart on a scenic drive through the countryside to the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur. After having lunch and checking into your hotel, head out for a brief stop at Hawa Mahal, home to a former Maharaja, beholding its façade of 953 windows. Visit the City Palace, finding gardens, courtyards, intricate decorative art and carved doorways. Then, marvel at Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory built in 1726 by Sawai Jai Singh. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Today you may choose to learn more about the non-profit effort that provides thousands of local schools with a mid-day meal during an early morning guided tour of their facility. Travel to Ranthambore National Park, learning of Project Tiger’s efforts at conservation in the country. A naturalist discusses the wildlife of the country with a slideshow and discussion. Later, embark on a game viewing drive by canter, an open air vehicle - watch for marsh crocodiles, hyenas, sloth bears, and even tigers. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 2: Arrive Delhi Welcome to Delhi, India’s capital city that sports a rich history spanning over 2,000 years.

Day 3: New Delhi This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque and explore Old Delhi’s narrow streets by rickshaw, the traditional mode of transportation. Later tour New Delhi, visiting Qutub Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world. Visit Humayun’s tomb - considered a precursor to the Taj Mahal for its Indo-Persian design; it was built by the widow of a great Mughal Emperor. Next, behold the India Gate war memorial, the Parliament and the palatial Rashtrapati Bhawan - the President’s residence. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 4: Delhi - Udaipur Fly to Udaipur, your gateway to Rajasthan, where chivalrous tales come to life at forts and palaces. Check into your hotel, a carefully restored palace perched on a hill and overlooking the lake. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 7: Jaipur Today, ride an elephant* to the top of Amber Fort, India’s former seat of power. Visit a local school** where the children are part of a programme supported by the efforts of the Collette Foundation. Tap into local customs during lunch as you learn about turban and sari tying. Later, stroll through a flower market for a glimpse into the art of making garlands used in traditional Indian welcome ceremonies. Enjoy a henna tattoo and bindi demonstration. Sit down tonight for a home-hosted dinner, observing daily life inside the old city. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Rise and shine early for a game viewing drive. Afterwards, enjoy breakfast at your hotel followed by a visit to the Ranthambore School of Art which recruits students from neighbouring villages and trains them to be self-sufficient artists. Next, visit Dastkar Ranthambore Project, founded in 1981 by six women united to protect India’s traditional artisans. This evening, dive into the local cuisine with an interactive cooking demonstration followed by dinner. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 10: Ranthambore - Bharatpur - Agra Fort in Ranthambore National Park

Day 5: Udaipur Participate in a relaxing yoga class, learning basic exercises and breathing techniques from a local expert. Visit the exquisite City Palace. Its main entrance, Tripolia, was built in 1725. Next, set off to see the largest temple in Udaipur - Jagdish Temple - dedicated to Lord Vishnu after its construction in the 16th century. Stop at Sahelionki-Bari, the Garden of the Maids of Honour, and learn about the lifestyle of the royal ladies who once strolled through these gardens. This evening, cruise along Lake Pichola and take in views of the Jag Mandir Palace and the City Palace. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 9: Ranthambore

An early morning train brings you to Bharatpur where you will enjoy brunch. Then, set off for Fatehpur Sikri, a red sandstone city built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the 16th century; boasting palaces and mosques, this city was larger than London when it was constructed. Your day ends in Agra. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 11: Agra Collette Experiences • Experience two game drives in Ranthambore National Park. • See the Taj Mahal at sunrise. • Spend two nights in Varanasi, India’s holiest city.

Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise aboard a tonga - or horse carriage - that takes you to its gates. The Taj Mahal took 22 years and 20,000 men to build. Built in the 17th century by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as an expression of his love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal is truly one of the wonders of the world. Later, visit Agra Fort, the seat of the Mughal Empire. Today breakfast will be included.

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Board your train for Jhansi, continue to Orchha and visit Jahangir Mahal. Notice the palace’s aura of grandeur and opulence representative of Bundela School of Architecture. Continue to Khajuraho, your home for the evening. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

sins. A city tour of Varanasi includes the Benaras Hindu University and Bharat Mata Temple. Continue to Sarnath where Siddarth Gautama, later known as Buddha, gave his first sermon on a quiet grove in the 6th century BC. Next, a Hindu scholar discusses the philosophy of Hinduism with you. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner this evening. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 13: Khajuraho - Varanasi

Day 15: Varanasi - Delhi - Depart for Home

Visit the Chandel Temple complex and behold some of the finest examples of temple architecture in northern India. Next, fly to Varanasi, a simplistic and charming city with a universal mystique. Tonight, visit the Ghats - the banks of the river - witnessing the illuminated Ganga Aarti ceremony. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 14: Varanasi

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Day 16: Arrive Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

Cruise along the River Ganges past various Ghats where you’ll see people ritually cleansing themselves of their

Optional 4 Day Dubai Pre Tour Extension

Optional 5 Day Nepal Post Tour Extension

Prices From: £325 per person 4 Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner

Prices From: £840 per person 5 Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner

Day 1: Overnight Flight Day 2: Dubai Day 3: Dubai Day 4: Dubai Day 5: Dubai - Delhi

Day 15: Dehli Day 16: Delhi - Kathmandu, Nepal Day 17-18: Kathmandu Day 19: Delhi - Depart for Home Day 20: Arrive Home

Please Note: For departure dates before 30 April 2014 a different Pre Tour Extension may operate. Please call for further details.

Please Note: For departure dates before 30 April 2014 a different Post Tour Extension may operate. Please call for further details.

Day 1 Overnight Flight Day 2-3 Hilton Janakpuri Hotel, Delhi Day 4-5 Fateh Garh Palace, Udaipur Day 6-7 Hotel Trident, Jaipur Day 8-9 Dev Vilas, Ranthambore Day 10-11 Hotel Trident, Agra Day 12 Taj Chandela, Khajuraho Day 13-14 Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi, Varanasi Day 15 Overnight Flight

Tailor Your Holiday Stay longer in Delhi from £100 per person per night and/or add a city or resort stopover to your journey, such as Dubai. Please call us to discuss your requirements.

Select Your Tour Date in £s per person Departures 2014 From 9, 16, 23 Jan

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with direct flights on British Airways. Single supplements from £710-£830 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. • T he Indian Government charges a camera and/or video fee of approximately 4 GBP/12 GBP respectively (total for the entire trip) for taking photos inside attractions. Your Explorations Tour Manager will collect these fees at the beginning of the tour and pay the government accordingly. • * If elephants are not available or may not be used, you will be transported via 4x4 jeeps. • * *Please note that Collette Foundation sites may not be available for visits due to school holidays or programming challenges. •D  ue to flight departure schedules on Day 15, 4 day rooms have been reserved for the group. • T riple accommodations are not available. •S  ingle accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. •D  ue to the limited number of twin bedded rooms in hotels within India, we are unable to guarantee bed type. If two beds are required, the second bed may be a rollaway. Whilst we will do our best to honour your request, we cannot guarantee the final bed configuration. •S  maller buses, which may not be lavatory equipped, may be used on this programme. In this case, frequent stops are made during travel periods.  visa is required for this tour at your expense. The approximate visa •A cost, including handling fees is £135 GBP. Rates are approximate and can be changed at any time based on governing authority. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates.

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Spectacular South Africa

Cape Town

Tour Pacing

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Johannesburg • Soweto • Panoramic Route • Kruger National Park • Safari Game Drive • Garden Route • Knysna • Featherbed Nature Reserve • Ostrich Farm Visit • Wine Pairing Dinner • Cape Town • Table Mountain

Day 1: Depart from Home Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight to South Africa. Stunning mountain scenery, winding coastlines, remarkable cultural diversity and abundant wildlife in its natural habitat comprise this incredible experience.

and informal settlements as you learn about the historic significance of the area. Experience the regional lifestyle when joining locals for lunch at a nearby Shebeen or house tavern. This afternoon, visit the Apartheid Museum for a look into the dynamic history of racial segregation in South Africa. Gather this evening with your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 2: Arrive Sandton

Day 4: Panoramic Route - Kruger N.P.

Your journey begins in Sandton, a city established in 1969. Famous for its rich veins of gold and other valuable minerals, it is now the bustling cosmopolitan centre of greater Johannesburg.

Day 3: Sandton - Soweto - Sandton Today your tour manager helps you discover the history of the languages you will experience on your tour along with key words and phrases. A guided tour of Soweto South West Township - showcases luxurious mansions

Travel through the spectacular Drakensburg Mountain Range en route to Kruger National Park, the largest game reserve in South Africa. Scenic wonders surround you as you pass through the Blyde River Canyon, made mostly of red sandstone and known as one of Africa’s greatest natural wonders. Set against the triplet mountain formation of the Three Rondovals, resembling traditional round houses of the indigenous people, the canyon is the third largest in the world. Along this magnificent route you will also see Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the dramatic natural cylinders shaped by millions of years of natural erosion caused by fast flowing sand-filled waters. This evening, enjoy a traditional BOMA dinner under the stars. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Kruger N.P. - Safari Game Drive Kruger National Park

Collette Experiences • Search for the ‘Big 5’ during your included open-air safari game drive! • Visit the oldest working ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn, South Africa, the ‘Ostrich Capital of the World,’ and learn about these fascinating animals. • See the beautiful Drakensburg Mountains, the highest mountains in Southern Africa, as you travel along the Panoramic Route.

Today, enjoy a full day open air vehicle safari game drive. A local expert leads you in search of the Big 5 - elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino - and provides insight into these fascinating animals along the way. Watch carefully - you may also see a graceful impala, dazzling zebra or gorgeous giraffe. Relax with a picnic lunch surrounded by the natural beauty of Kruger National Park. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Kruger N.P - Johannesburg - Knysna Travel back to Johannesburg to board your flight to George. Upon arrival, travel to the picturesque resort town of Knysna, in the heart of the Garden Route, to enjoy a 3 night stay. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 7: Knysna Today you visit nearby Featherbed Nature Reserve. Begin with a lagoon cruise out to the famous Knysna Heads which mark the entrance to the lagoon. Next, board a 4x4 vehicle and travel deep into the forest. Discover the local flora and fauna during a leisurely paced nature walk. Enjoy lunch amongst the ancient milkwood trees - so called because of their white latex sap - before your return cruise. This afternoon, enjoy a drive to Tsitsikamma Forest, a natural gem along the Garden Route. Known for its gorges and steep cliffs, this forest is home to hundreds of species of birds. Next, visit Plettenberg Bay, a tranquil and charming town originally known as ‘Bahia Formosa’ (or ‘Beautiful Bay’). Enjoy views of beaches, dramatic rock formations and lagoons. Later you return to Knysna. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 8: Knysna - Oudtshoorn - Knysna This morning, your township tour will highlight the diversity of this community followed by a touching experience as you visit a school*. Learn about the efforts of the Collette Foundation and the local community to conquer the challenges of educating the children of the region. Later, travel to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of South Africa. Enjoy a guided tour of one of the oldest working ostrich farms in the area and, if you wish, go for a ride on one of these great birds! An outdoor barbecue lunch adds to an amazing day. Upon your return to Knynsa, enjoy some time to explore the charming waterfront area. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 9: Knysna - Stellenbosch Before leaving the Garden Route, enjoy a visit to the Aloe Forex region where you will enjoy an aloe tapping demonstration and a stroll in the indigenous gardens. Next, journey to the heart of the beautiful wine lands region, known for its colourful mountains and endless vineyards. Enjoy a wine pairing dinner this evening as you indulge in the laid-back atmosphere. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

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Tailor Your Holiday Stay longer in Sandton from £55 or in Cape Town from £65 per person per night. Please call us to discuss your requirements.

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Day 10: Stellenbosch

Select Your Tour Date in £s per person Stellenbosch

This morning, set out on a walking tour of Stellenbosch, one the oldest European settlements in the region. Then, spend a leisurely afternoon relaxing and soaking in the beauty of your hotel. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 11: Stellenbosch - Cape Town This morning, travel to Cape Town to enjoy a panoramic tour of this beautiful harbour side city. Cape Town celebrates its noted architecture that fuses the traditions of the French, German and Dutch. Enjoy a thrilling ride on a cable car as it whisks you to an altitude of more than 3,000 feet, landing atop the aptly named, and flat-topped, Table Mountain. The views of Cape Town, Robben Island and Lion’s Head will leave you breathless. Return to the city via Table Bay, passing through the Malay Quarter with its mosques and minarets. Make a special stop at the Milnerton Lighthouse. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to discover charming Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, known for its shopping and entertainment venues. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 13: Cape Town - Depart for Home

Day 12: Cape Town

Your tour ends today in Cape Town. Today breakfast will be included.

Explore the coastal scenery and charming towns that populate the Cape Peninsula. Travel out to Cape Point, stopping for a visit with the penguins at Boulder Beach. On your return, explore the fascinating and

famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, home to over 5,000 species of plants native to South Africa. This evening, experience a unique farewell to Africa as you enjoy a lesson on the Djembre Drums to learn the local beat. Then, experience a soothing hand washing ceremony before a traditional African dining experience. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 14: Arrive Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

Day 15: Victoria Falls Day 16: Victoria Falls - Johannesburg Depart for Home Day 17: Arrive Home

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with flights on South African Airways. Flights are also available on British Airways from an additional £120. Please ask for details. Single supplements from £550 - £680 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. • * Please note that Collette Foundation sites may not be available for visits due to school holidays, weekends or programming challenges. •S  ingle accommodations are limited. •W  ildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed. •P  rotection against malaria is recommended when visiting Kruger National Park. Consult your doctor or travel clinic 2-3 weeks prior to departure. • T able Mountain Cableway is subject to change due to weather. • E ach client is responsible for proper documentation and inoculations that may be required and/or recommended to participate on this tour. Please contact your local travel clinic or doctor for specific details on the destinations you are travelling to and from. •P  assports must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended period of stay, plus you must have at least 2 blank pages remaining in your passport. Failure to comply with this law will result in denied entry. These pages are in addition to the endorsement/amendment pages at the back of the passport. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates.

For departure dates before 30 April 2014 a different Post Tour Extension may operate. Please call for further details.

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The Plains of Africa

Plains of Africa

Tour Pacing

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Nairobi • Samburu National Reserve • Fairmont Mt. Kenya Safari Club • Lake Nakuru • Masai Mara • Karen Blixen Home • Mt. Kilimanjaro • 9 Wildlife Safaris

Day 1: Home - Nairobi, Kenya Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight. Explore Kenya’s wildlife and stunning natural vistas. Numerous game drives bring you in search of the ‘Big 5’ (lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards and rhinos) on your safari adventure. Today arrive in Nairobi for your overnight stay.

Day 2: Nairobi - Samburu Reserve Set off for Samburu Reserve, home to some of Africa’s most exotic wildlife - the ‘Big 5,’ Reticulated Giraffe and Grevy’s Zebra. Enjoy a game drive en route to your riverside lodge. This evening, learn about the culture and traditions of the Samburu - an ethnic group related to the Masai - during an interactive discussion. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 3: Samburu Reserve Bring your camera as you continue searching for the elusive ‘Big 5’ on a journey through the rugged Samburu region. The striking contrast of sand, sky and bush will leave you breathless. Look for the spectacular local bird life; over 365 species of birds are known to inhabit Samburu. Watch for the desert rose, splashing colour against its natural surroundings. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included. Masai Mara

Day 4: Samburu - Nanyuki - Fairmont Mt. Kenya Safari Club Arrive at the Fairmont Mt. Kenya Safari Club, a worldfamous retreat in the shadow of Mt. Kenya. The resort shares its delightful history and beautiful grounds with you; it was once the private hunting lodge and retreat of actor William Holden. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Fairmont Mt. Kenya Safari Club A full day at leisure gives you time to independently explore the Fairmont Mt. Kenya Safari Club. Stroll through 100 acres of landscaped gardens, visit the animal orphanage, or unwind by the pool. Perhaps embark on an optional excursion to the Sweetwater Private Sanctuary. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Nanyuki - Lake Nakuru This morning, drive past the mountains via Nyahururu waterfalls. Arrive at the floor of the Great Rift Valley where a local expert leads you on an afternoon game drive to continue your search of the ‘Big 5.’ Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

amenities of a lodge, complete with the adventure of the wild. Visit a Masai village prior to your game drive. This evening, enjoy a traditional bush dinner featuring a Masai dance performance. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 9: Masai Mara Your full-day game drive includes a picnic lunch. Return to your hotel in the Masai Mara this evening in time for the sunset. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 10: Masai Mara - Nairobi After breakfast, return to Nairobi. Travel to Karen, on the outskirts of Nairobi, and visit the farmhouse of Karen Blixen, author of the book ‘Out of Africa’. Experience the local wildlife firsthand as you have the opportunity to feed the endangered Rothschild giraffes from a raised platform at the Giraffe Sanctuary. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 7: Lake Nakuru After a morning walk, savour a traditional breakfast in the bush. Next, enjoy a morning game drive where you may see thousands of flamingos. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the amenities at the lodge. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 8: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara Game Reserve This morning, travel to the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The Masai Mara - an extension of the great Serengeti Plain - is considered the most stunning game viewing spot in all of Kenya: lions, giraffes, zebras, elephants and other wildlife reside here. Your tent provides all the deluxe

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Day 11: Nairobi - Amboseli National Park This morning depart Nairobi for Amboseli National Park, famous for its open plains where lions and elephants roam and the breathtaking snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro dominates the landscape. Enjoy an afternoon game drive. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 12: Amboseli Further explore Amboseli with two game drives - your final chance to see the ‘Big 5.’ Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

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Day 13: Amboseli - Nairobi - Depart for Home Today return to Nairobi and visit the students at Tenderfeet Education Centre, supported by the Collette Foundation*. This school helps orphans and high risk children in Riruta, a suburb of Nairobi. Your tour ends this evening in Nairobi. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 14: Arrive Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

Optional 5 Day Tanzania Post Tour Extension disturbed ecosystem on earth. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 16: Serengeti National Park Ngorongoro Conservation Area Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Prices From: £1,230 per person 12 Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners

Day 13: Amboseli - Arusha - Lake Manyara Depart Amboseli for the border town of Arusha. After clearing border crossing formalities, continue to Lake Manyara. Today lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 14: Lake Manyara - Serengeti National Park After an early breakfast, enjoy a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. After lunch, continue to Serengeti National Park, undoubtedly the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world and known to have the greatest concentration of plains game anywhere. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 15: Serengeti National Park Today you will enjoy a full day game drive in the park. ‘Serengeti’ comes from the Masai language meaning ‘extended place’ and is the most complex and least

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After breakfast, begin your safari in the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact caldera in the world. Its enduring charm stems from its overwhelming beauty and the abundance of wildlife permanently residing on the crater floor. Enjoy a picnic lunch as you continue your journey to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 17: Ngorongoro - Arusha - Nairobi Depart for Home This morning drive to the Arusha airport for a short flight* to Nairobi. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 18: Arrive U.K. Please Note: Breakfast is included in Amboseli before travelling to Arusha. This extension is hosted by a local representative who will provide all included services. Extensions not purchased at time of deposit are subject to availability and applicable charges at time of request. A minimum of 2 passengers is required for this extension to operate. Single rooms are on request only and are extremely limited. Triples are not available. Child rates are not available. *The internal flight is not included in the land cost of your tour. This flight must be purchased from Explorations. Park Fees are included in the land price of your extension. The approximate cost of a Tanzania visa, purchased at the border, is approximately 50 USD for UK citizens. This requires a blank page in your passport. Rates are approximate and can be changed at any time based on governing authority. For departure dates before 30 April 2014 a different Post Tour Extension may operate. Please call for further details.

Tailor Your Holiday Stay longer in Nairobi from £125, per person per night. Please call us to discuss your requirements.

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with direct flights on British Airways. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. Single supplements from £640 - £1170 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. •M  aximum Elevation: 7,800 feet •S  oft duffel bag luggage is required for this tour with a maximum weight of 15 kgs. (approximately 33 pounds). •S  ingle rooms are on request only and are extremely limited. Triples are not available. Child rates are not available. • E ach client is responsible for proper documentation and inoculations that may be required and/or recommended to participate on this tour. Please contact your local travel clinic or doctor for specific details on the destinations you are travelling to and from. •S  maller buses, which may not be lavatory equipped, may be used on this programme. In this case, frequent stops are made during travel periods. • *Should you wish to purchase the Tanzania extension, based on timing and routing, the visit to Tenderfeet on day 13 will not be included. • * Please note that Collette Foundation sites may not be available for visits due to school holidays or programming challenges. •P  ark fees are included in the price of your tour.  visa is required for Kenya at a cost of approximately £80 including •A handling fees. Please allow a minimum of 6 weeks before travel to apply for your visa. Rates are approximate and can be changed at any time based on governing authority. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates.

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Israel: A Journey to the Holy Land

Historic Jerusalem

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Tel Aviv • Jaffa • Caesarea • Tiberias • Nazareth • Sea of Galilee • Jericho • Qumran • Dead Sea • Masada • Bethlehem • Church of the Nativity • Jerusalem • Mount of Olives • Mt. Zion • Wailing Wall

Day 1: Depart from Home Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your trip to Israel. Here you will visit some of the most ancient sites in the world.

Day 2: Arrive Tel Aviv Your tour begins in Tel Aviv. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner. Today dinner will be included.

Day 3: Tel Aviv - Jaffa - Caesarea - Haifa Acre - Tiberias Begin the day with a stroll through the ancient port city of Jaffa. Continue along the Mediterranean coast to the ruins of the ancient Roman capital of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great in 22 B.C. Visit the Roman Theatre, Aqueduct and Fortress. Travel the Valley of Armageddon to the excavation site of Tel Megiddo. Next, enjoy a panoramic view of Haifa and the Baha’i Shrine and Gardens on Mount Carmel (UNESCO World Heritage site). Then, visit the ancient Crusader city of Acre (UNESCO). Your day comes to an end in Tiberias. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 4: Tiberias - Cana - Nazareth - Tabgha - Capernaum - Sea of Galilee This morning you’ll visit Cana, considered to be the site of the First Miracle, where Jesus turned water into wine. Next, travel to Nazareth to visit the Church of the

Annunciation and Mary’s Well. Afterwards, visit the Mt. of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount, and Tabgha, site of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes. Your visit to Capernaum is followed by an enjoyable boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Enjoy lunch at a communal settlement, known as a Kibbutz. Later, cross the River Jordan to visit the Golan Heights and the Hashalom Observatory. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Tiberias - Beit Shean - Jericho Qumran - Dead Sea This morning you visit Beit Shean to see the ancient theatre. Continue along the Jordan River Valley to Jericho which, at over 2,000 years old, is considered to be the oldest city on earth. Later, drive to Qumran where the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Afterwards, proceed to the lowest place on earth, the Dead Sea. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Dead Sea - Masada - Bethlehem Jerusalem Today’s route leads to the former palatial fortress of Masada (UNESCO). Ascending the ancient walls of Masada by cable car, a visit to Herod’s Palaces, the Roman Camp and the Synagogue await. A stop in the biblical city of Bethlehem, spread along the Judean Hills, allows for a visit to the Church of the Nativity, the birthplace of Jesus and the first church ever built. Tonight you arrive in one of the holiest cities in the world, Jerusalem. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 7: Jerusalem

St. George Monastery

Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city of Jerusalem and the surrounding area. Proceed to the Church of Ascension and the Garden of Gethsemane to view the Kidron Valley and the tombs of Mary, Absalom, Zachariah and James. Visit St. Peter in Galicantu and Mt. Zion where you will see the room of The Last Supper and the tomb

of King David. See the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum to view the display of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Then, visit the Garden Tomb. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 8: Old City, Jerusalem A magnificent tour of the Holy City of Jerusalem begins with a drive to the old walled city. Whilst walking through the four quarters that make up the Old City (UNESCO), you will visit the Western (Wailing) Wall, the Temple area, the Dome of the Rock (outside view only), the Pool of Bethesda and the Church of St. Anne. Next, walk the path of the Stations of the Cross as you traverse the Via Dolorosa, beginning at Pilate’s Judgment Hall and ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 9: Jerusalem Your day is at leisure. This evening, join your fellow travellers for dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 10: Jerusalem - Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home. Today breakfast will be included.

Collette Experiences • Visit the ancient cities of Nazareth and Bethlehem. • Explore the oldest city in the world - the ancient ruins of Jericho. • Enjoy the wonder of the Dead Sea and ‘float’ in its tranquil, healing waters. • Ascend the ancient walls of Masada, a UNESCO World Heritage site, by cable car. • Relax for 4 nights in the holy city of Jerusalem.

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Stay longer in Tel Aviv from £100 and/ or Jerusalem from £50 per person per night. Please call us to discuss your requirements.

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This evening, experience the flavours of the region with a delightful dinner at a popular local restaurant Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

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Day 10: Jerusalem - Jordan Valley Border Crossing - Madaba, Jordan - Mt. Nebo This morning you travel to the Jordan Valley, crossing the border* into Jordan. Travel the Desert Highway to the city of Madaba, the ‘City of Mosaics.’ Visit the church of St. George to see the famous 6th century Byzantine mosaic map of the region, one of the oldest in existence, and the museum where many other spectacular mosaic examples are on display. Visit a local mosaic school to learn the history of this ancient art and how to create your very own mosaic piece. You will also visit Mt. Nebo, where Moses saw the Promised Land - present day Israel - and is believed to be laid to rest. Continue to the ancient city of Petra for a two night stay.

Day 11: Petra Enjoy a full day tour of the remarkable stone carved city of Petra (UNESCO), one of the new Wonders of the World. A treasure of the ancient world, Petra was ‘hidden’ behind rugged mountains prior to its discovery in 1812 after being lost for over 300 years. Explore this breathtaking city, carved from sandstone by the Nabataeans, with an expert guide and learn about the importance of Petra to the ancient trade routes, the history of its prominence and decline, its rediscovery, and efforts at preservation.

This morning, depart for the immense desert of Wadi Rum, stunning in its natural beauty and home of the famous film, Lawrence of Arabia. Experience desert life and learn about the fascinating history of the Bedouin people who have lived for generations in the Wadi Rum’s stark, fragile and unspoiled desert. Later, arrive in Amman, known as the ‘White City’ because of white limestone used to construct the majority of the buildings. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 13: Amman - Jerash - Jordan Valley Border Crossing - Tel Aviv, Israel Travel the quiet valley among the mountains of Gilead to the city of Jerash - the ‘Pompeii of the East.’ Step back in time as you tour the ruins with a local guide. Walk through columned streets, hilltop temples, public squares and plazas. Archeologists uncovered evidence inside the city walls indicating Amman was occupied as far back as the Neolithic age over 6,500 years ago. Later, travel to the Jordan Valley Border Crossing*, returning to Israel. Continue to Tel Aviv for your overnight stay. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 14: Tel Aviv - Depart for Home Today breakfast will be included.

Day 15: Arrive Home Please Note: *When using the shuttle buses at the border crossings, a £2 fee per person, paid in local currency, is collected on the bus by each driver. *Israel exit fee is approximately £20 per person, paid in local currency when crossing the border into Jordan. A Jordanian visa is required and can be purchased at the Sheik Hussein (Jordan Valley) border crossing; approximate cost £20, paid in local currency (Jordanian dinar). Money can be exchanged at the border crossing. When returning to Israel, the Jordan exit fee is approximately £9 per person, paid in local currency, subject to change without advance notice. Extensions not purchased at time of deposit are subject to availability and applicable charges at time of request. A minimum of 2 passengers is required for this extension to operate. This extension is hosted by local representatives who will provide all included services. Add at the bottom: For departure dates before 30 April 2014 a different Post Tour Extension may operate. Please call for further details.

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with direct flights on El Al or British Airways. Regional flight departures available from Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. Single supplements from £510-£640 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. •S  ingle accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. •D  ue to flight schedules, you may require a very early morning departure from the hotel on the last day (Day 10). Travel distance from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. •P  roper dress is required when visiting religious sites, sanctuaries, basilicas, etc. •D  ue to flight schedules you may arrive early into Tel Aviv on day 2 of the tour. We cannot guarantee that a hotel room will be available on arrival. Staff at the hotel will do their best to accommodate you as soon as possible but we cannot guarantee that this will be prior to 2pm. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates.

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Heart of Russia St. Basil’s Cathedral

Tour Pacing

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Moscow • Red Square • St. Basil’s Cathedral • Kremlin with Armoury Museum • Volga River • Blini & Caviar • Visits to Local School & Local Family • Piroshki Tea Party • Kizhi Island • Vodka Tasting • St. Petersburg • Hermitage Museum • Catherine Palace

Day 1: Home - Moscow, Russia Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight to Moscow - the grand capital of Russia and its most dynamic city. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for a splendid welcome dinner, including wine, in the city. Today dinner will be included.

Day 2: Moscow

the Moskva River which meanders through the centre of Moscow. This afternoon you embark your cruise ship ready for your 7 night cruise. You are greeted with a welcoming ‘bread and salt ceremony,’ followed by a Captain’s cocktail party and sumptuous shipboard dinner including wine. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 4: Moscow

This morning you will get acquainted with Moscow on a tour that includes a walk through Red Square (UNESCO World Heritage site), the glistening domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral, the GUM shopping centre, Tverskaya Street, a stroll past Lenin’s Mausoleum, and the flame of the Unknown Soldier. Later, enjoy some leisure time in the city to explore independently. Today breakfast will be included.

Today is yours to explore Moscow as you wish. Or, you may choose to relax and enjoy the onboard amenities of your ship such as the piano bar, coffee bar, lounge, library or solarium. During your cruise you will enjoy exciting nightly entertainment such as lively folklore shows, a classical music concert, a Piroshki tea party, a Russian folklore show with dancing lessons, Russian language lessons, and discussions on Russian history and culture. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 3: Moscow - Board Cruise Ship

Day 5: Moscow - Uglich

Today will surely be a highlight as you visit the incredible Kremlin (UNESCO) and view its priceless collection of Imperial treasures in the Armoury Museum, including the crown jewels. Next, go inside one of the cathedrals situated around ‘Cathedral Square,’ which makes up the very heart of the Kremlin complex. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional lunch on one of the small boats that dock along Historical Museum, Moscow

Today you set sail from Moscow for a journey through the countryside of Russia. Later, approach the picturesque Golden Ring city of Uglich and soak in a lovely view of its magnificent architectural monuments from the deck of your ship. Later, a walking tour features historic Transfiguration Cathedral, where a local choir brings the church’s acoustics to life during a brief demonstration. You will also see the blue-domed Church of Prince Dimitry on the Blood, visit a local handicraft market to view regional crafts, and learn about the Chaika watches. On board your ship, continue along the mighty Volga River through unspoiled forests and rural villages. Whilst sailing, enjoy an exclusive sampling of cuisine unique to Russia, such as blini and caviar. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Goritsy Enjoy breathtaking scenery as you sail south to Goritsy*, a peaceful farming community. Here you will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to truly experience Russian

Kizhi Island

rural life. Start with a walking tour of this sleepy village. Next, a local resident introduces you to the children at a local school. Here you will visit the classrooms, stop by the gym and browse through the library and garden. Later this afternoon, you are invited to visit the home of a local family where you can meet the family members and experience what Russian provincial life is really like for the residents. Afterwards, visit the Resurrection Nunnery before boarding your ship to set sail for the vast White Lake, once known as the Tsar’s fishing grounds. On board, a special treat awaits as you join the chef and crew for an interactive Russian culinary demonstration followed by a traditional Piroshki tea party. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 7: Lake Onega - Kizhi Island Cruise through picturesque Lake Onega, the second largest lake in Europe and one of the world’s purest. This morning you arrive at Kizhi Island, located at the northern end of Lake Onega. Kizhi is renowned for its open-air museum; visit these fascinating buildings of northern-style wood architecture including the remarkable Church of the Intercession. This spectacular church has nine domes in three tiers and is one of the ultimate examples of Russian fairytale architecture. Later, join your fellow travellers for an exclusive introduction and tasting of various types of vodka as well as an included lecture on the culture surrounding this Russian spirit. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

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Day 8: Svir River - Green Stop on Mandroghi Cruise through the 119 mile Svir River which connects Lake Onega with Lake Ladoga. Pause for a few hours in a quaint riverside settlement where you will explore various buildings which demonstrate country life in Russia. You may enjoy a walk through the woods or perhaps a visit to the workshops to watch artisans at work. Afterwards, everyone comes together at the outdoor pavilion for a traditional Shashlik barbecue lunch. This evening, enjoy a festive Captain’s dinner on board the ship. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 9: St. Petersburg Sail along the Neva River to St. Petersburg, Peter the Great’s magnificent creation and one of the loveliest European cities. Your morning tour of this fabled city of canals will take you to Palace Square, the historic heart of St. Petersburg (UNESCO), and along Nevsky Prospect, the city’s main boulevard. See the monumental St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Admiralty Tower, and the other great buildings that stand as monuments to the extravagant splendours of Imperial Russia. This afternoon, enjoy a guided tour through the world famous Hermitage Museum, the crown jewel of St. Petersburg. No museum rivals the Hermitage in size, grandeur and holdings, which include masterpieces by da Vinci, Rembrandt, Rubens and Picasso. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Collette Experiences • Enjoy a guided tour through the world famous Hermitage Museum, the crown jewel of St. Petersburg, located in the Winter Palace. • Visit the magnificent Baroque-style Catherine Palace, former home of Catherine the Great. • Enjoy a visit to a local school and a chat with a resident family in their home. • Explore the Kremlin and view the priceless collection of Imperial treasures in the Armoury Museum. • Immerse yourself in cultural events such as a Piroshki tea party, vodka tasting and Shashlik barbecue. • Cruise between Moscow and St. Petersburg, discovering the unknown Russia.

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Today will surely be a highlight as you travel to Tsarskoye Selo, formerly known as Pushkin, for a tour of the magnificent Catherine Palace. Built in 1717 and designed by a German architect, the palace was the summer residence of the royal family and is a superb example of 18th century architecture. You are sure to marvel at the blazing robin’s egg-blue of the exterior and also at the superb design and decoration of the interior rooms as you tour the palace. Later you return to St. Petersburg and transfer directly to your city hotel. Today breakfast will be included.

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Day 11: St. Petersburg Today is yours to explore St. Petersburg on your own or you may wish to join an optional excursion outside the city. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for a festive farewell dinner in the city, including wine, to celebrate the conclusion of a memorable journey through the heart of Russia. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 12: St. Petersburg - Home Your tour ends today. Fly back to the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home. Today breakfast will be included.

Catherine Palace, St. Petersburg

•M  oscow sightseeing includes the famous Red Square with its spectacular view of the rainbow-coloured St. Basil’s Cathedral. • E njoy a 4-star, all-inclusive experience aboard your cruise ship.

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Prices are in £’s per person based on 2 adults sharing a twin/double cabin departing from London Heathrow with direct flights on British Airways. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. Single supplements from £840 - £970 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Prices are based on cabins on the Main Deck. All cabins are outside cabins and are the same size on both Main and Middle decks. See above for cabin upgrades. Child prices available on request only. Triple accommodations are not available. • The cruise line reserves the right to impose a supplemental fuel charge. Should this occur, you will be notified of the additional charges. • *Due to water levels on the river and other scheduling factors, on Day 6 the visit to Goritsy may be substituted with a visit to the town of Kirillov for an up-close look at Russian Provincial life, including a visit to a local school to meet the young students. • All cabins onboard your ship are outside cabins on Main and Middle Deck, and are identical in size and amenities. Please note: Cruise ships have a limited quantity of cabins available in each cabin category. We will make every effort to accommodate your cabin category preference at the time of booking. If the cabin category preferred is not available at the time of booking, the next closest category available will be offered and a surcharge may apply. • There are many trip highlights offered onboard throughout the cruise; however, these are scheduled at the sole discretion of the cruise line and may not take place on the exact day they are featured in the itinerary. • Some optional shore excursions can only be purchased on the ship. Payment can only be made in the form of CASH with Rubles, U.S. Dollars or Euros. If you wish to exchange money while in Russia, it is highly recommended that you exchange money upon arrival in Russia (at the airport or during the city tour the following day). • Single accommodations are limited to two cabins and available on request only. Suites are available on request only and are at an additional cost. • Port taxes and fees are included in the quoted cost of your tour. Should these charges increase, the cruise line reserves the right to add a supplemental fee. • A visa is required for travel to Russia. The visa cost of approximately £160 GBP per person is not included in the tour price. It is the passenger’s responsibility to obtain any required visa and/ or documents prior to departure. Please allow a minimum of approximately 4-6 weeks for processing your Russian visa. All clients should check with the appropriate foreign consulate for additional entry requirements. All document fees are at the expense of the traveller. Rates are approximate and can be changed at any time based on governing authority. • On some dates alternative hotels may be used. • All holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. • Additional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates.

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Magnificent Cities of Central & Eastern Europe

Prague

Tour Pacing

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Germany • Potsdam • Sans Souci Palace • Dresden • Czech Republic • Hradcany Castle • Austria • Schoenbrunn Palace • Hungary • Matthias Church • Poland • Wawel Castle • Auschwitz • Warsaw

Day 1: Home - Berlin, Germany Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight. Your tour begins today in Berlin. Tonight, join your fellow passengers for a welcome dinner. Today dinner will be included.

Day 2: Berlin - Potsdam - Berlin Begin the day with a trip to Potsdam to see the impressive Sans Souci Palace*. Return to Berlin for a comprehensive tour featuring Brandenburg Gate, Charlottenburg Palace, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Schoenberg City Hall, Kurfuerstendam and the Reichstag Building. Then pass through the area which was once ‘Check Point Charlie,’ and see what remains of the Berlin Wall. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 3: Berlin - Dresden - Prague, Czech Republic Depart Berlin for the ‘Golden City’ of Prague. En route, make a stop in Dresden, the capital of Saxony, with time Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

to explore this lovely town on the banks of the River Elbe. Upon arrival in Prague, you are at leisure to explore this wonderful city. This evening you may join an optional excursion to Stary Vrch where a traditional folklore show awaits. Today breakfast will be included.

Sans Souci Palace, Potsdam

Day 4: Prague Your introduction to this fairytale city begins with a visit to the amazing Hradcany Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral. Continue with a leisurely walking tour through the old town, showcasing the Golden Lane, the unique astronomical clock and the statue-lined Charles Bridge. The afternoon is yours to independently explore this great city. This evening, it’s your choice. Today’s dinner is included and you’ll choose the perfect spot from a ‘menu’ of Prague’s great restaurants. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Tonight, enjoy an evening in one of Vienna’s most beloved restaurants where dinner mixes with local cultural flavour to create an unforgettable night. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Prague - Vienna, Austria

Day 6: Vienna

Leaving the Czech Republic, arrive in colourful and vibrant Vienna, Austria, the ‘musical city.’ After a short orientation drive through the city, your afternoon is at leisure to relax.

This morning enjoy a tour of the city showcasing some of its architectural marvels, including the magnificent St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the lavish Schoenbrunn Palace, the summer retreat of the Habsburg dynasty. The remainder of the day is yours to explore independently. Perhaps you will visit one of the famous museums, sip a Viennese coffee at a local coffee house, stroll along the boulevards beside the Danube, or simply relax in this capital of Austria. Tonight you have the option to enjoy a Mozart concert and dinner in the city. Today breakfast will be included.

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Day 7: Vienna - Budapest, Hungary Sit back, relax and enjoy the picturesque Hungarian countryside en route to historic Budapest. Upon arrival, a local expert provides an informative city tour featuring Fishermen’s Bastion, Matthias Church, Old Buda, the New Parliament and Gellert Hill. A special stop is made at Heroes Square, a unique monument to the many diverse leaders of Hungary. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

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The beautiful city of Budapest is often referred to as ‘the Queen of the Danube.’ Today is yours to discover this city divided by the Danube with historic Buda on one side and cosmopolitan Pest on the opposite side. Relax in the city or perhaps join an optional excursion to a traditional Hungarian horse farm where riders perform amazing feats, followed by a typical lunch in the ‘Puzsta.’ Today breakfast will be included.

Day 9: Budapest - Donovaly, Slovakia Krakow, Poland En route to Poland, enjoy a scenic drive and stop in the hidden village of Donovaly, nestled in the Low Tatras mountain range of Slovakia. Your home for the next two nights is the lively city of Krakow, which still offers an old world charm. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

cells and learn the history of the prison and many of the hardships that occurred within those walls. Afterwards, travel through the Polish countryside en route to Warsaw, the reconstructed and modern capital of this rejuvenated country. The evening is yours to relax or explore the city. Today breakfast will be included.

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Stay longer in Berlin from £60, or in Warsaw from £45 per person per night. Please call us to discuss your requirements.

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The moving history of Warsaw, both joyous and tragic, is yours to embrace as you embark on a locally guided tour of this capital city. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of a memorable trip. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 13: Warsaw - Home Fly back to the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home. Today breakfast will be included.

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9, 16, 23 Jun 7, 14, 21 Jul 1949

A city tour of Krakow’s historic Old Town features Market Square, St. Mary’s Church, the University, and Wawel Castle, a former residence of Polish kings. The afternoon is at leisure for you to enjoy the city on your own. Today breakfast will be included.

Schoenbrunn Palace, Vienna

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Day 10: Krakow

Today you embark on a poignant journey through history as you travel to witness the camps of Auschwitz. A local expert guides you through the former concentration camps where you will see firsthand the various prison

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow on direct flights with British Airways. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. Single supplements from £520 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. • Included breakfasts are buffet breakfasts. •V  isitors are required to have travel/health insurance to travel to the Czech Republic. The health insurance must cover medical services abroad. The minimum coverage of the insurance has to meet the Czech Republic standards for tourist travel. These standards can be found by contacting the Czech Republic Embassy in the UK. •P  lease note that single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. • * On some dates, Sans Souci Palace is not available and will be substituted with a visit to the New Palace. •P  rague’s Jewish Quarter, cemetery and museum are closed on Saturday (optional tour). • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates.

• Experience the cultures of Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Poland. • It’s your choice in Prague as you choose from a ‘menu’ of Prague’s restaurants. • Explore one of the largest town squares in Europe on a tour of Krakow. • Local experts provide informative guided tours of Berlin, Potsdam, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Krakow and Warsaw. • Experience the benefits of audio headsets, designed for better communication between you and your guides throughout the tour.

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Discovering Poland

Warsaw

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Warsaw • Jasna Gora Monastery • Black Madonna • Krakow • Wawel Castle • Auschwitz • Wroclaw • Torun • Gingerbread Baking • Marienburg Castle • Gdansk • Solidarity Shipyards

Day 1: Home - Warsaw, Poland Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight to Warsaw. Tonight, join your fellow passengers for a welcome dinner. Today dinner will be included.

Day 2: Warsaw Embrace the moving history of Warsaw, a city reborn after WWII, as you embark on a locally guided tour. Your journey through this capital city includes stops at what remains of the Warsaw Ghetto and Wilanow Palace. The afternoon is free to relax or explore independently. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 3: Warsaw - Czestochowa - Krakow Travel south to Krakow, a charming old world city famous for its well-preserved town centre. En route, stop in Czestochowa, the spiritual capital of Poland, where each year over 5 million pilgrims journey to pay their respects to the famous Black Madonna. Housed in the Jasna Gora monastery, you journey inside for a close look at this miraculous image. Arriving in Krakow, enjoy some free time. This evening it’s your choice - dinner is included

and you will choose the perfect spot from a ‘menu’ of Krakow’s great restaurants. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Kings Castle, Warsaw

Day 4: Krakow This morning, your tour with a local expert includes visits to the Market Square, St. Mary’s Church and the university. You will also visit Wawel Castle and explore this former residence of Polish kings. The rest of your day is at leisure. Perhaps you’ll stroll through the quaint side streets of Krakow’s famous old town, have coffee in one of the largest squares in Europe or walk along the river for views of the new sections of the city. You may also visit the Schindler Museum or join your fellow travellers on an optional excursion. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 5: Krakow - Auschwitz - Wroclaw A local expert guides you through the former concentration camp of Auschwitz. Learn the history of the prison and many of the hardships that occurred within those walls. Later this afternoon you arrive in the ancient city of Wroclaw. Tonight, join your travelling companions for some locally brewed beer and a traditional dinner at a local restaurant. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Krakow

Day 6: Wroclaw A morning tour of Wroclaw familiarises you with to this large and ethnically diverse city. It could be the only location where you can find a Stare Miasto (Old Town) with a Synagogue, a Lutheran church, a Roman Catholic church and an Eastern Orthodox church standing near each other. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 7: Wroclaw - Torun Today you travel to the town of Torun, a UNESCO World Heritage site and birthplace of the astronomer Nicholas Copernicus. Torun remains one of the best preserved medieval towns in all of Europe and is one of the ‘Seven Wonders of Poland.’ This evening, join a local resident for a walking tour of this unspoiled town, including a stop at Copernicus’s house. Next, you step back into history while baking and sampling your very own gingerbread according to a 500 year old recipe. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 8: Torun - Marienburg Fortress Gdansk

Wroclaw

Travel to the seaside city and port of Gdansk. En route, stop in the town of Malbork, home to Marienburg Fortress, the largest castle in the world. A guided tour of this 700 year old structure introduces you to the world of the Knights of the Teutonic Order. Upon your arrival

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in Gdansk, join a local expert for an introduction to this strategic and historic city. Visit City Hall, St. Mary’s Church and the Polish post office where Polish militia defended against one of the first German attacks of WWII. Later, visit the Gdansk Shipyard, site of the creation of the anti-Communist Solidarity movement in 1980 that helped liberate Poland from Soviet rule. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Torun

Day 9: Gdansk Today is yours to relax or explore the city independently. You may choose to join an optional excursion outside the city that includes a visit to a working hay farm, the opportunity to make your own Polish ceramics, lunch with a local family and a carriage ride through the forest to a stunningly beautiful lake. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 10: Gdansk - Warsaw Your journey through Poland comes full circle with your return to Warsaw. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner celebrating a fantastic journey through Poland. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 11: Warsaw - Home Fly back to the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home. Today breakfast will be included.

Collette Experiences • Gather at the docklands of Gdansk, site of the 1980 Solidarity uprising against Communist rule.

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow on direct flights with British Airways. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. Single supplements from £380 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. • Included breakfasts are buffet breakfasts. •P  lease note that single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. Triple accommodations are not available. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates.

• Overnight in medieval Torun, a UNESCO World Heritage site. • Explore the Teutonic Knight’s Marienburg Fortress, the largest castle in the world and a UNESCO site. • Whilst at a 16th century bakery in Torun, learn how to make your very own gingerbread according to a 500 year old recipe. • Visit the Jasna Gora Monastery to witness the world-famous Black Madonna. • Explore the poignant history of Auschwitz.

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Discover Croatia

Dubrovnik

Tour Pacing

2

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Opatija • Plitvice Lakes National Park • Dubrovnik • Family-Style Dinner in Cilipi • Split • Diocletian’s Palace • Ljubljana • Lake Bled • Pletna Boat Ride • Wine Tasting

Day 1: Home - Venice, Italy - Opatija, Croatia Join Collette Worldwide Holidays and explore Croatia and the countries of the Adriatic. This is a beautiful region filled with ancient cities, medieval architecture, unique cultures, rolling hills and stunning coastal scenery. Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service will take you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight. Upon arrival into Venice you will transfer directly to your hotel in the seaside resort of Opatija. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a special welcome dinner. Today dinner will be included.

Day 2: Opatija Opatija is known as ‘Croatia’s Riviera’ and was once the summer retreat for Roman Caesars and Hapsburg Monarchs. Your day is at leisure to explore the town or you may choose to join your fellow travellers on an optional trip to Pula to visit the second largest Roman coliseum in the world. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 3: Opatija - Plitvice Lakes After breakfast, travel to Croatia’s most beautiful national park, Plitvice Lakes, a stunning example of a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy awe-inspiring scenery as

you travel through this natural phenomenon of sixteen terraced lakes surrounded by forests and thick vegetation. A series of waterfalls and free flowing cascades connects each lake to the other. A short cruise on the lake takes you into the heart of this natural wonder. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 4: Plitvice Lakes - Dubrovnik This morning you continue south through the heart of Croatia, towards the medieval city of Dubrovnik. Along the way, enjoy some breathtaking views of the beautiful blue waters of the Adriatic Sea. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Dubrovnik Join an expert local guide on a tour of ‘Old Dubrovnik,’ a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here you will visit the Franciscan Monastery, where Europe’s oldest pharmacy lies; Rector’s Palace; the City Walls and many more historical sites. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore this fascinating city on your own or join us for an optional excursion outside the city. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 6: Dubrovnik The day is at leisure to explore Dubrovnik, enjoy the rocky coastline and crystal blue waters, or join your fellow companions on an optional trip to Montenegro. This evening, travel to the culturally rich Konavle region to Cilipi for a family-style dinner in a locally owned restaurant. Whilst visiting with the local family you’ll learn about life in the Croatian heartland and sample regional wines. At dinner, servers introduce you to a culinary feast, prepared in the way of their ancestors. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 7: Dubrovnik - Split Today, enjoy stunning sea views as you travel up the winding coastal road, hugging the sheer cliffs that drop into the aquamarine Adriatic Sea. Enjoy a stop in a quaint village in the Croatian countryside, where you will have time to taste the local specialties. Upon arrival in Split you will enjoy an included walking tour featuring the impressive Diocletian’s Palace, one of the most significant late-Roman historical monuments and a UNESCO World Heritage site. In addition, see the peristyle of the palace and the Temple of Jupiter. Later, continue on to your hotel located in the centre of Split. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 8: Split - Ljubljana, Slovenia Today you continue up the coast and into Slovenia where your destination is the quaint capital, Ljubljana. A tour by a local expert includes stops at the medieval castle, the impressive City Hall, and a visit to magnificent St Nicholas’s cathedral. After a short walking tour of the city centre, you arrive at your hotel. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 9: Ljubljana

Lake Bled, Slovenia

Today is yours to relax in this lovely town where you can browse the many shops, visit Tivoli Park, or walk along the canal. You may also choose to join an excursion outside the city. Today breakfast will be included.

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Day 10: Ljubljana - Lake Bled - Koper, Slovenia - Venice, Italy Region Today will surely be a highlight as you travel to Bled where you will enjoy the old world charm of taking a ‘pletna’ boat to the island on the lake to visit the 17th century cathedral, St. Mary’s Church and the ‘wishing bell.’ You will have some free time to stroll the paths of this lakeside community. Next, you make a stop in Kopar, Slovenia where you will have a chance to taste some of the local vintages at a winery. From there you travel to your hotel on the outskirts of Venice where you can easily take the train into the city or just relax before joining your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner to celebrate the end of a marvellous journey around the Adriatic. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

What’s Included • 15 Meals (10 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners) • Door to Door UK Airport Transfers

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Bristol Hotel, Opatija Jezero Hotel, Plitvice Valamar Lacroma Resort, Dubrovnik Hotel Atrium, Split Hotel Lev, Ljubljana Crowne Plaza, Venice Region

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Select Your Tour Date in £s per person Optional 3 Day Venice Post Tour Extension

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14, 21, 28 Sep 1889

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Day 11: Venice - Home

Day 11: Venice

Your tour ends in Venice this morning. Fly back to the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home. Today breakfast will be included.

Today you say goodbye to your fellow travellers as you remain in Venice for further exploration of the city. You begin with a boat trip (weather permitting) to Murano Island for an intimate and informative glass making demonstration. Next, return to Venice and visit charming St. Mark’s Square, the lively hub of the city’s activity and events. A local expert will guide you on a walking tour of the area featuring St. Mark’s Basilica, a stop outside the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, and the Clock Tower with its famous Moors.

Lake Bled

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Ljubljana

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Departures 2015 From 22 Mar 1699 12, 19, 26 Apr 1749

Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow on direct flights with British Airways. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. Single supplements from £450-£580 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates. •S  ingle accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. •B  ased on return flight options, an early morning departure from the hotel may be required on the last day.

Dubrovnik

Day 12: Venice Collette Experiences • Spend three nights in Dubrovnik, the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic.’ • Travel out to the island church of St. Mary’s aboard a ‘pletna’ boat. • Experience the wonder of 16 cascading lakes at Croatia’s Plitvice National Park. • Enjoy a visit and dinner with a local family in the Konavle region outside Dubrovnik. • Experience the benefits of personal audio headsets, designed for better communication between you and your guides throughout your tour.

This day is yours to relax and discover Venice on your own. Perhaps you will hop on a water taxi and cruise through the many canals of this floating city or spend time in one of the squares enjoying a coffee. A relaxing stroll down the winding lanes and over one of the hundreds of pedestrian bridges is a fine way to become familiar with this alluring city. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 13: Venice - Depart for Home Your tour ends this morning. Today breakfast will be included. Please Note: This extension is hosted by a local representative who will provide all included services.Extensions not purchased at time of deposit are subject to availability and applicable charges at time of request.

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Italian Vistas

Florence

Tour Pacing

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Rome • Colosseum • Ruins of Pompeii • Sorrento Coast • Isle of Capri • Florence • Statue of David • Leaning Tower of Pisa • Tuscan Winery • Venice • Murano Island • Verona • Stresa • Locarno, Switzerland

Day 1: Home - Rome, Italy

Day 4: Rome - Pompeii - Sorrento Coast

Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight. Arrive in Rome and join your fellow travellers for a special welcome dinner featuring regional delicacies and Italian wines. Today dinner will be included.

After a short lesson on the local language, journey south towards the brilliant Bay of Naples where charming villages are built into hillsides above a sparkling blue sea. Soak in 2,000 years of history during your discovery of the excavated ruins of Pompeii. A local guide provides an in-depth view of this remarkably preserved archaeological site. Continue to the scenic resort town of Sorrento for a demonstration of the art of inlaid wood making by a local artisan. Take some time to explore Sorrento independently. End your day on the stunningly beautiful Sorrento Coast. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 2: Rome - Classical Rome City Tour A locally guided tour of Classical Rome features such sights as the Piazza Venezia, the Roman Forum, the Circus Maximus and the Arch of Constantine. During an in-depth visit to the Colosseum, your guide recounts its rich history. The catacombs, burial place of early Christians, the mythic Pantheon and Piazza Navona are also featured. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 3: Rome Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore Rome’s cultural treasures independently. Your tour manager will be on hand to offer suggestions. Perhaps a trip to Vatican City, with an optional tour to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, will be on your personal sightseeing list. Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Pompeii

Capri

Day 5: Sorrento Coast - Isle of Capri Sorrento Coast A scenic boat ride* brings you to the enchanting Isle of Capri. Upon arrival, take a panoramic ride to the island’s highest town, Anacapri. Spend time in Capri town, with its famous piazzetta, and explore this island paradise of chic boutiques, lush vegetation and outdoor cafés before returning to the Sorrento Coast. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 6: Sorrento Coast - Florence Today Tuscany unfolds with its vista of vineyards and olive groves. Florence, the ‘Cradle of the Italian Renaissance,’ awaits offering Italy’s best art and architecture. Visit the Academy Gallery to see Michelangelo’s magnificent sculpture of David. This evening it’s your choice. Tonight your dinner is included just choose the perfect spot from a ‘menu’ of Florence’s great restaurants. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 7: Florence A locally guided tour highlights the Piazza del Duomo, with its Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and the famous Gates of Paradise on the Baptistery of St. John. You also view the magnificent Piazza della Signoria with its imposing Palazzo Vecchio. Next, explore a couple of traditional Italian specialties at local shops. Visit a family owned leather store and then enjoy an informative explanation of Florentine gold. Today breakfast will be included.

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Day 8: Florence - Pisa - Venice Visit the ancient maritime Republic of Pisa to discover the Piazza Dei Miracoli, the Duomo (Cathedral) and the famous Leaning Tower. A special stop is made at a Tuscan winery and farm to enjoy lunch and sample local wines and specialties. Next, cross the Apennine Mountains en route to Venice where 117 islands are connected by a latticework of 150 canals and 400 bridges. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 9: Venice - Murano Island - Venice Embark on a boat trip* to Murano Island for a glassblowing demonstration. Return to St. Mark’s Square where a local expert takes you on a walking tour of the Basilica, Doge’s Palace and the legendary Bridge of Sighs. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore independently. Today breakfast will be included.

Rome

Pompeii Sorrento Coast 2 Isle of Capri

Tailor Your Holiday Stay longer in Rome from £125 per person per night. Please call us to discuss your requirements.

Day 11: Stresa - Locarno, Switzerland Isola dei Pescatori, Italy - Stresa Cross into Switzerland and the picturesque lakeside resort of Locarno for magnificent views, excellent shopping and charming cafés. Tonight, travel by boat to Isola dei Pescatori for a farewell dinner while surrounded by beautiful scenery. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Depart Venice for Verona to stroll the streets that were the backdrop for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Arrive in the resort town of Stresa in the breathtaking Italian Lakes District, your home for the next two nights, and admire the beautiful views of Lago Maggiore. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

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Day 12: Stresa- Milan - Home Transfer to Milan for your flight. Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home. Today breakfast will be included.

Venice

Collette Experiences • A guided walking tour of Venice illustrates how this city gained its wealth and power. • Enjoy the magic of the Italian lakes in the captivating resort of Stresa. • Make a special stop at a winery in the heart of Tuscany to sample local wines and specialties during an included lunch. • Sail to the enchanting Isle of Capri and explore this island paradise. • Visit the Academy Museum in Florence to see Michelangelo’s magnificent sculpture of David. • Enjoy regional Italian wines with every included dinner. • Experience the benefits of personal audio headsets, designed for better communication between you and your guides throughout your tour.

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow on direct flights with British Airways. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. Single supplements from £380 - £620. ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. When reserving single accommodations, be advised that single rooms in Italy are often smaller in size.  lease note that most shops and businesses in Italy and Switzerland •P are closed on Sundays and on national/religious holidays. •V  atican Museums are not available on Sundays and holidays that fall on Saturdays. •M  ost national museums in Florence, including the Uffizi Gallery and the Academy, are closed on Mondays. If visiting the Academy Museum falls on a Monday on your itinerary, reservations will be made to visit the museum on Sunday upon arrival to Florence. • * On occasion, due to inclement weather, your boat trip to Capri may not be available and your visit to Murano Island may be substituted with a visit to a local glass factory in Venice. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates. •S  ingle accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.

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Reflections of Italy

Colosseum, Rome

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Rome • Colosseum • Assisi • Perugia • Siena • Florence • Chianti Winery • Venice • Murano Island • Lugano, Switzerland • Como

Day 1: Home - Rome, Italy

Day 3: Rome - Assisi - Perugia

Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight to Rome. Welcome to Italy, a land rich in history, culture, art and romance. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a special welcome dinner at a popular local restaurant featuring regional delicacies and fine Italian wines. Today dinner will be included.

Today, travel to Assisi, birthplace of St. Francis. Take a guided walking tour of the old city, including the Basilica of St. Francis. Then you are off to medieval Perugia, the historic capital of Umbria. Behold one of the grandest squares in Italy, the Piazza IV Novembre, and delight in the medieval palaces and ornate cathedrals. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 2: Rome

Day 4: Perugia - Siena - Florence

This morning, enjoy a locally guided panoramic tour of Rome featuring the impressive Piazza Venezia, the Circus Maximus, the Arch of Constantine, the famous Piazza Navona and a visit to the Colosseum. This afternoon it’s your choice - perhaps a trip to Vatican City, with an optional tour to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica*, will be on your personal sightseeing list. Today breakfast will be included.

A scenic journey through Tuscany’s graceful low-lying hills brings you to the mystical city of Siena. You will be delighted by its narrow Gothic streets, magnificent palaces and historic Piazza del Campo. After a walking tour with a local expert, take some time to explore the medieval corners of Siena with its great shops and outdoor cafés. Arrive in Florence and enjoy some free time before departing for dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

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Day 5: Florence In Florence, ‘Cradle of the Italian Renaissance’ visit the world famous Academy Gallery to see Michelangelo’s incredible statue of David. During your cultural tour of Florence you’ll also view the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Palazzo Vecchio and the Church of Santa Croce. Afterwards, learn the traditional Italian techniques of leather making at a family-owned leather shop before visiting a local gold shop for an informative explanation of Florentine gold. The remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy this fascinating city on your own. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 6: Florence - Venice Start your day with a trip to a historic winery in the heart of the Chianti region with its very own 12th century castle. Learn about Tuscany’s famous wines and enjoy a light lunch filled with local specialties. This afternoon, journey through central Italy, crossing over

the wooded Apennine Mountains towards the Valley of the Po. Enchanting Venice awaits you with 117 tiny islands and its latticework of 150 canals and 400 bridges. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 7: Venice - Murano Island - Venice Your day begins with a boat trip** (weather permitting) to Murano Island for an up-close glass making demonstration. Next, return to Venice and visit charming St. Mark’s Square, the lively hub of the city’s activity and events. A local expert will guide you on a walking tour of the area featuring St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, and the Clock Tower with its famous Moors. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

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Today you travel to the picturesque Italian Lake district. Cross into Switzerland and the lakeside resort of Lugano to enjoy beautiful views of Lake Lugano with excellent shopping opportunities. Returning to Italy, spend time in the elegant town of Como. Lake Como’s charm is tied to its beautiful villas, lush gardens and spectacular views. Continue to Milan Malpensa for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of an unforgettable trip. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 9: Milan Malpensa - Home Your tour ends in Milan Malpensa this morning. Fly back to the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home. Today breakfast will be included.

Hotel Diana Roma Roof Garden or Massimo Hotel, Rome Sangallo Palace Hotel, Perugia or Roseo Hotel, Assisi Starhotels Michelangelo or Best Western Rivoli Hotel, Florence Carlton on the Grand Canal Hotel, Venice or LaGare Hotel, Murano Island, Venice Crowne Plaza Malpensa or Sheraton Malpensa Airport, Malpensa

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Collette Experiences • Visit the beautiful resort town of Como in the Italian Lake District. • Discover Siena’s narrow Gothic streets, magnificent palaces and historic Piazza del Campo. • A tour of Florence showcases the cultural treasures of the ‘Cradle of the Italian Renaissance.’ • Enjoy a visit to one of Chianti’s treasured wineries complete with a visit to its medieval castle and a special lunch. • Spend a day in the breathtaking region of Umbria as you visit two of its most important cities: Assisi and Perugia. • Experience the benefits of personal audio headsets, designed for better communication between you and your guides throughout your tour.

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow on direct flights with British Airways. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. Single supplements from £260-£450. ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. •P  lease note that most shops and businesses in Italy are closed on Sundays and on national/religious holidays. •W  hen the Vatican option falls on a Wednesday, the order of included and optional tours may be reversed in order to participate in all activities for that day. • * Due to the unpredictable nature of the events schedule at the Vatican, on certain dates it may be necessary to visit the Vatican Museums in the afternoon. Vatican Museums are closed on Sundays and holidays that fall on Saturday. •M  ost national museums in Florence, including the Uffizi Gallery and the Academy, are closed on Mondays. • * *On occasion, due to inclement weather, your boat trip to Murano Island may be substituted with a visit to a local glass factory in Venice. •S  ingle accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates.

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Italian Lakes & Greek Islands

Mykonos

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Lago Maggiore • Como • Stresa • Greek Islands • Corfu • Santorini • Mykonos • Katakolon • Olympia • Venice

Day 1: Home - Milan, Italy - Lago Maggiore Join Collette and explore the breathtaking scenery of the Italian lakes region followed by a splendid 7 night Eastern Mediterranean cruise aboard the Norwegian Jade. Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight to Milan. From here you will transfer to the picturesque Lago Maggiore. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner. Today dinner will be included.

Day 2: Lago Maggiore - Como - Stresa Lago Maggiore This morning, enjoy time in the beautiful resort town of Como, charming with its beautiful villas, colourful gardens and spectacular views. Return to Lake Maggiore to soak up the lakeside atmosphere of this delightful town. Visit one of Stresa’s specialty wine shops to enjoy a fun wine tasting while learning about Italy’s famous products such as olive oil, balsamic vinegar and fine wines. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 3: Lago Maggiore - Venice - Board Cruise Ship

Santorini

Depart for Venice this morning. Your exciting 7 night Eastern Mediterranean cruise begins today on the Norwegian Jade. This lovely ship offers award-winning restaurants, a relaxing spa, grand casino, and an energetic nightlife. Whilst on board, breakfast, lunch and dinner are included daily. Early this evening you will set sail for Corfu, Greece. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 4: At Sea Enjoy a full day at sea. Savour the magic of the Mediterranean as you sit back, relax by the pool and explore all of the amenities available on board your cruise ship. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Corfu, Greece Today, visit the sea swept island of Corfu. Surrounded by turquoise waters and mountainous terrain, Corfu is considered the lushest of the Ionian Islands. Visit one of its many golden sand beaches or explore the elegant Lake Como

town, rich in history and the arts. Sail this evening to breathtaking Santorini. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Santorini Welcome to the beautiful island of Santorini. In 1500 BC, a powerful volcano erupted and caused the central part of the island to sink into the sea. Could this be the lost city of Atlantis? Enjoy an entire day at leisure to soak in the stunning views and delve into the mysteries of ancient Santorini. Depart this evening and sail overnight to Mykonos. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 7: Mykonos Dock this morning on the famed island of Mykonos. Enjoy a relaxing day to independently explore the charms of the most popular island in the Cyclades. Don’t miss Mykonos Town, where mazes of narrow streets link the whitewashed buildings and traditional life continues amidst the bustling activity. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

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This morning, dock in Olympia. You may wish to visit the legendary sanctuary of Zeus and the Olympic Stadium, where the first Olympic Games were held in 776 BC. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Your tour ends today. Fly back to the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home. Today breakfast will be included.

Mykonos

Enjoy another day at sea. Take some time to once again enjoy all of the amenities available aboard your ship. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 10: Venice, Italy - Disembark Cruise Ship Disembark your cruise ship this morning in the port of Venice. Visit Venice’s St. Mark’s Square, a bustling hub of quintessentially Italian activity and events. A local expert provides a walking tour featuring the Clock Tower, St. Mark’s Basilica, the Grand Canal, and the famous Bridge of Sighs. Enjoy a free afternoon before arriving at your hotel. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 11: Venice Today, explore Venice at your leisure. You may choose to see the city by gondola - there is no better way to experience the magic of Venice than on a serenaded gondola ride through its canals! This evening enjoy a farewell dinner celebrating the end of a fun filled, memorable trip. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

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Collette Experiences • Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery of the Italian lakes region. • Unpack once for a memorable 7 night Eastern Mediterranean cruise aboard the Norwegian Jade.

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room and inside cabin departing from London Heathrow on direct flights with British Airways. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. Single supplements from £800 -£840 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Prices are based on inside cabins. See above for cabin upgrades. • * Zacchera Hotels is a hotel chain in Lago Maggiore. The exact hotel to be used will be available 15 days prior to tour departure date. • T he following cabin categories are available for most departures: Inside Category IC (INSIDE); Outside Category OG (OCEANVIEW) or Balcony Category BD (BALCONY). Specific cabin assignments are supplied in your final documentation. •B  alcony, Single and Triple cabins are limited and will be confirmed upon request and availability from the cruise line. •O  nboard gratuities are not included in the price of your vacation. For your convenience, NCL automatically applies a 12 USD (subject to change) per guest, per day service charge to your shipboard account. All of the service personnel on board receive gratuities from this service charge and there is no need for you to think about additional tipping. Separately, a gratuity is automatically added to beverage purchases. • Included breakfasts are buffet breakfasts. •P  lease note that most shops and businesses in Italy are closed on Sundays and on national/religious holidays. •W  hen reserving single accommodations, be advised that single rooms in Italy are often smaller in size.  ir passengers will arrive into the Milan, Italy airport. All transfers will •A depart from Venice, Italy. •P  rior to full payment for the program, the cruise line reserves the right to impose a supplemental fuel charge. Should this occur, you will be notified of the additional charges. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014.  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •O •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates.

• Explore the histories and cultures of two distinctive countries: Italy and Greece. • Visit the most popular of the Greek islands: Corfu, Santorini and Mykonos. • Spend two nights in Venice - The Jewel of the Adriatic.

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Exploring the Alpine Countries

Lake Lucerne, Switzerland

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Vienna • Danube Cruise • Salzburg • Dinner at St. Peter’s Stiftskeller • Munich • Oberammergau • Dine Around in Oberammergau • Innsbruck • Bavarian Castles • Black Forest • Chateau de Chillon • Zermatt • Lucerne • Cheese Fondue

Day 1: Home - Vienna, Austria Half-timber houses, vineyards, beautiful scenery and some of the world’s most picturesque villages await you as you explore Europe’s most picturesque countries: Austria, Germany (Bavaria), and Switzerland. Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight to Vienna. This evening, meet your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner featuring a sampling of regional wine and a meal highlighting the local cuisine in the quaint winemaking region of Grinzing. Today dinner will be included.

Day 2: Vienna Get to know Vienna this morning during a locally guided tour that showcases its architectural marvels. You will visit the incredible Schoenbrunn Palace and see impressive St. Stephen’s Cathedral. This afternoon enjoy free time to explore the avenues of Vienna or visit one of its many museums. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 3: Vienna - Salzburg After a short drive through the countryside, enjoy a lovely cruise along the Danube, one of Europe’s most important Melk Abbey, Austria

waterways. Later, make a stop at the Benedictine Melk Abbey before continuing to the ‘City of Music,’ Salzburg. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the centuries old St. Peter’s Restaurant. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

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Day 4: Salzburg Discover the splendour of Salzburg on a leisurely paced walking tour of the Old Town. Some of the amazing sights you will see include the Cathedral, Mozart’s birthplace and Mirabell Gardens. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 5: Salzburg - Munich, Germany Oberammergau Today you travel to Germany. In Munich, feel the energy of this lively and fascinating city during a tour that highlights Olympic Park, the world famous Glockenspiel, and Marienplatz, a beautiful square surrounded by shops, restaurants and cafés. Later in the day, arrive in the quaint village of Oberammergau, renowned for wood carvings and the Passion Play. This evening, it’s your choice your dinner is included and you choose the perfect spot from a ‘menu’ of Oberammergau’s great restaurants. Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Innsbruck, Austria

Day 6: Oberammergau - Innsbruck, Austria - Oberammergau Enjoy the scenery of the spectacular Bavarian Alps en route to enchanting Innsbruck, located in Tyrolean Austria. Walk through the charming pedestrian streets and see such landmarks as The Golden Roof on a locally guided tour. It is easy to understand why this city, during the 14th century, was the centre of European culture and politics as you wind through the narrow cobblestone streets. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 7: Oberammergau - Black Forest Today fairytales come to life with a picture stop at Bavaria’s most famous castle, King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein. Next, you are off to the heart of the stunning Black Forest, a region famous for its artisans who create authentic cuckoo clocks, Hummels and wood carvings. Today breakfast will be included.

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Day 8: Black Forest - Zermatt, Switzerland

Day 11: Lucerne

Welcome to Switzerland. Your first stop en route to Zermatt is the Chateau de Chillon located on serene Lake Geneva. Later, enjoy a short scenic train ride aboard the Matterhorn Gottard Bahn from Tasch to the relaxing pedestrian village of Zermatt in the Swiss Alps. Take a stroll and breathe in the fresh Alpine air. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

This morning, embark on a scenic walking tour of this picturesque town, including a stroll through the romantic old town. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to explore the best Lucerne has to offer. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner featuring cheese fondue and celebrate your wonderful trip. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 9: Zermatt

Day 12: Lucerne - Home

After an orientation tour of this mountain resort village, the remainder of your day is at leisure. Get a close look at the famed Matterhorn, enjoy lunch at a local café, or just relax and explore at your own pace. Today breakfast will be included.

Your tour ends today in Lucerne. Transfer to Zurich for your flight. Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back homeToday breakfast will be included.

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Views of glaciers, crystal clear rivers and snow-capped mountains will invigorate you as you travel through the spectacular scenery of the Grimsel Pass. Your final destination is the ‘Swiss Paradise on the Lake,’ the city of Lucerne. Today breakfast will be included.

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow on direct flights with British Airways. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. Single supplements from £290-£320 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. • F or your information, the Salzburg Summer Music Festival takes place during the month of August. •P  lease note that single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. •D  anube River Cruise is available mid-April to mid-October. •D  ays of features are interchangeable. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates.

Collette Experiences • Begin your adventure with a special dinner in the quaint wine-making village of Grinzing. • Choose from a selection of cosy restaurants on an included Dine Around in the village of Oberammergau. • Relax surrounded by untouched wilderness on an overnight in Germany’s beautiful Black Forest region. • Spend two nights in the Alpine village of Zermatt, Switzerland at the foot of the majestic Matterhorn. • Experience the benefits of personal audio headsets, designed for better communication between you and your guides throughout your tour.

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Classical Turkey

Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Tour Pacing

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Gallipoli • Troy • Pergamon • Kusadasi • Ephesus • Pamukkale • Antalya • Perge • Mevlana Museum • Cappadocia • Goreme Open Air Museum • Turkish Night • Ankara • Museum of Anatolian Civilisations • Atatürk Mausoleum • Istanbul • Hagia Sophia • Topkapi Palace • Blue Mosque

Day 1: Home - Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul

Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight. Arrive in Istanbul, one of civilisations great cities in a vibrant country that boasts an amazing mix of ancient and new, Asian and European. This thriving modern society welcomes visitors with genuine warmth and hospitality. Minarets and domes fill the skyline of this city that straddles many worlds. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 2: Istanbul - Gallipoli - Canakkale Travel across the Dardenelles, a narrow strait that brings you to Asia. Visit the WWI battlefields of the Gallipoli peninsula, where one of Turkey’s greatest modern military victories took place. Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Ephesus

Day 3: Canakkale - Troy - Pergamon Kusadasi Delve into the past as you discover two of the most important ancient sites in Turkey. Visit legendary Troy, the UNESCO World Heritage site, destroyed by ‘the face which launched a thousand ships’ during the Trojan War. Later today, travel to Pergamon, once one of the most powerful and progressive kingdoms in the Middle East, dating back to Alexander the Great. Finish your day’s journey in the sparkling seaside resort town of Kusadasi. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 4: Kusadasi - Ephesus - Kusadasi An awe-inspiring day awaits you. Explore the ruins at Ephesus, the Roman capital of Asia, where both St. John and St. Paul came to preach. Walk the marble avenue and see the Library of Celsus, the great theatre and the Temple of Hadrian. Continue to St. John’s Basilica, a magnificent church built on what is believed to be the burial site of St. John. Today breakfast will be included. Kusadasi

Day 5: Kusadasi - Pamukkale - Antalya Today, wind along the mountain roads to Pamukkale, Turkey’s foremost mineral-bath spa known for its natural beauty. Hot calcium-laden waters spring from the earth and cascade over a cliff before cooling to form dramatic travertines of hard, brilliantly white calcium. Then, depart for some relaxing fun in the sun in Antalya on the Turkish Riviera. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Antalya - Perge - Aspendos Antalya Explore the ruins of Perge, a Hittite city which dates back to 1,500 B.C. Visit the nearby ruins of Aspendos, including its Roman amphitheatre. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 7: Antalya - Konya - Cappadocia Continue to Konya and its intriguing mix of old and new. Visit the Mevlana Museum with its impressive collection of ancient books and historical artefacts belonging to Mevlana Jelaleddin Rumi, the 13th century founder of the

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Whirling Dervishes. Arrive in Cappadocia, known for its fantastic clusters of multi-coloured spires and pinnacles. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 8: Cappadocia Explore the landscapes of Cappadocia with its ‘fairy chimneys,’ hillside villages and rock hewn churches. In the Goreme Valley you visit the Open Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where the famed rock chapels are decorated with beautiful frescoes dating back to the 6th century. Later, watch local artisans demonstrate the art of silk and wool carpet weaving at a family owned carpet making facility. A unique Turkish Night in a cave features a re-enactment of a Turkish wedding complete with traditional foods, folklore music, a whirling dervishes ceremony and exhilarating belly dancers. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 9: Cappadocia - Ankara

the Ottoman sultans for 400 years. Next, visit the Blue Mosque, renowned for its splendid architecture and six minarets. Later, explore the bustling Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, known for its jewellery, hand-painted ceramics, carpets, embroideries, spices and antique shops. Haggle and find just the right bargain. Spend the remainder of the day discovering Istanbul. Wander the spice markets, cruise the Bosphorus, or simply stroll the vibrant bustling streets. This evening, join your fellow travellers to celebrate the end of an unforgettable journey with a farewell dinner at a popular local restaurant overlooking the Bosphorous. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 12: Istanbul - Home Fly back to the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home. Today breakfast will be included

Travel to the Turkish capital of Ankara. Visit the fascinating Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, housed in a 15th century caravansary and covered bazaar. The museum owns the finest archaeological collection in all of Turkey and contains a remarkable record of every civilisation that passed through Anatolia. See priceless items from as far back as 7,500 years, including the most extensive collection of Hittite artefacts in the world. Next, see the magnificent Mausoleum of Kemal Atatürk, founder of the modern Turkish Republic. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 10: Ankara - Istanbul Throughout its rich history, Istanbul has stood as a symbol of power. Become a part of its confluence of peoples, languages and religions. Upon arrival, visit one of the world’s most spectacular landmarks, Hagia Sophia. Lose yourself in the Byzantine architecture of what was once the largest church in Christendom. See spectacular mosaics depicting saints, emperors and empresses. Today breakfast will be included.

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Day 1 Holiday Inn Istanbul Airport, Istanbul Day 2 Kolin Hotel, Canakkale Day 3-4 Korumar Hotel De Luxe, Kusadasi Day 5-6 Crowne Plaza Antalya, Antalya Day 7-8 Lykia Lodge Kapadokya, Cappadocia Day 9 Barcelo Ankara Altinel, Ankara Day 10-11 Barcelo Eresin Topkapi, Istanbul

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Ephesus Kusadasi Pamukkale

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow on direct flights with British Airways. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. Single supplements from £390- £520 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. •P  lease note that single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. •M  useum visits and shopping may be affected with observance of religious or local holidays. •V  isas are required for UK citizens and can be purchased at the airport upon arrival in Istanbul. Approximate cost is £10 per person. Rates are approximate and can be changed at any time based on governing authority. Visas are paid in GBP and no change will be given. Other nationalities need to consult their embassies/consulates for proper documentation. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates.

Hagia Sophia Mosque, Istanbul

Collette Experiences • Visit legendary Troy, the city destroyed by the beauty of ‘the face which launched a thousand ships’ during the Trojan War. • Explore Istanbul’s famous sites, including the Blue Mosque, Church of Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace.

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• Spend two relaxing nights in Antalya on the Turkish Riviera.

Return to Istanbul’s Old City for a guided visit of Topkapi Palace, the official and primary residence of

• Visit the ruins of Ephesus, once one of the grandest cities in the Roman world.

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Portugal & Its Islands St. Michael, Azores

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Lisbon • Folkloric/Fado Dinner Show • Portuguese Riviera • Fatima • Obidos • St. Michael Island-Azores • Ponta Delgada • Sete Cidades • Plantation Visits • Furnas Valley • Cooking Class • Madeira Island • Monte • Botanical Garden • Câmara de Lobos • Cabo Girão • Espetada Dinner/Show

Day 1: Home - Lisbon, Portugal Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight. Arrive in Portugal where Old World traditions continue to thrive. Four nights in Lisbon, four nights on the Azorean island of St. Michael and three nights in Madeira introduce you to medieval towns, coastal villages, natural landscapes, Portuguese cuisine, regional wines and folkloric entertainment. Tonight, begin your journey with a welcome dinner. Today dinner will be included.

Day 2: Lisbon - Sintra - Cascais - Estoril - Lisbon A tour of Lisbon features the Moorish Alfama Quarter, Jeronimo’s Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage site), the Monument to the Discoveries, and the Tower of Belem (UNESCO). Later, explore the town of Sintra, another UNESCO site and the summer residence of Portuguese kings for six centuries. Continue to Cascais and Estoril, coastal resorts dotted with speciality shops. Tonight, enjoy regional cuisine complete with wine and Fado music (UNESCO). Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Lisbon

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Travel to Portugal’s ‘Silver Coast,’ a region of sleepy villages, rich vineyards and age-old castles. Begin in the pilgrimage town of Fatima and see the famous Basilica. Next, view the magnificent Batalha Monastery (UNESCO). Continue to Nazare and picture perfect Obidos, where white-washed houses are guarded by medieval city walls. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 4: Lisbon - St. Michael, Azores Ponta Delgada - Sete Cidades Fly to St. Michael, the largest of the nine volcanic islands that form the Azores archipelago. A walking tour of Ponta Delgada features the ‘Portas da Cidade’ (The City Gates), Saint Christ’s Church, St. Sebastian Church with 17th century painted tiles, the Jesuit College and the seashore promenade. Later, visit the twin lakes of Sete Cidades (Seven Cities), one of the region’s most beautiful natural settings. Composed of two lakes inside a volcanic crater, it is the island’s most popular national park. From the edge of the crater, one lake appears blue (reflecting the sky) Obidos

and the other looks green (reflecting the ground). Your day concludes with a magnificent view of the coastal village of Mosteiros. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Ponta Delgada - Plantation Visits Furnas Valley - Terra Nostra Park Visit pineapple and tea plantations to learn about timeless methods of production. In Furnas Valley, experience a ‘cozido das furnas’ lunch in which meat and vegetables are stewed in the heat of the volcanic earth. Afterwards, stroll through the botanical garden of Terra Nostra Park, home to the world’s largest collection of camellias. Next, explore Caldeiras das Furnas, the town’s famous hot springs area. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 6: Optional Whale and Dolphin Watching - Cooking Class Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore Ponta Delgada or take an optional whale and dolphin watching excursion. Late afternoon, discover the secrets of Azorean cuisine with an interactive cooking class at one of the island’s most popular restaurants. Learn how the Azoreans use traditional old recipes when making tasty soups, fish and meat dishes, and tasty desserts. Your evening concludes with a sumptuous dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

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Day 7: Ponta Delgada - Lagoa do Fogo Ribeira Grande - Nordeste - Povoaçao See the fascinating landscape of Lagoa do Fogo (Fire Lake), a mystical lake surrounded by mountains. Visit Ribeira known for its historic TheGrande, M Factory, Inc. 16th and 17th century buildings. See the city hall, Church of Our Lady, andCollette the eight-archVacations bridge, a symbol of the town. Next, discover art Portugal_12 of painted ceramics during a studio visit. Besttheof Then, stop at a family owned distillery to taste some of the all-natural local liqueurs. Continue to the highest part 1stisland, Proof of the scenicdate: Nordeste,2/21/11 where you will explore the natural beauty of Ribeira dos Caldeiroes Natural Park with its waterfalls, watermills and unique vegetation. Your day ends in Povoaçao, home of the island’s first settlement and oldest church. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 8: St. Michael, Azores - Funchal, Madeira - Monte - Botanical Garden Fly to Madeira Island, the ‘pearl of the Atlantic.’ Madeira boasts a subtropical climate, majestic mountain ranges and volcanic caves. Stop in Monte, perched on the hills overlooking Funchal. Visit the Botanical Garden of Madeira

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Collette Experiences • Discover the beauty of Portugal’s Riviera with visits to Sintra, Cascais and Estoril. • Experience an entertaining evening featuring Portuguese cuisine, local wine, folkloric dances and the moving sounds of Fado. • Spend four nights exploring St. Michael, the ‘green island,’ and largest of the Azorean Islands. • Explore the island of Madeira, known as the ‘Pearl of the Atlantic.’ • Visit unique tea and pineapple plantations.

with its vast collection of exotic and indigenous birds and more than 2,500 plants from all continents. Discover Madeira’s history during a leisurely paced tour of Funchal’s charming plazas, colonial mansions, 15th century cathedral and local market. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 9: Funchal - Câmara de Lobos São Vicente - Porto Moniz - Calheta Visit Câmara de Lobos, a traditional village with a wonderful bay. Continuing along mountain roads, pass banana plantations and vineyards on your way to Cabo Girão, the world’s second highest cliff. São Vicente, a charming agricultural town, offers dramatic views. Explore the lively fishing village of Porto Moniz, renowned for its natural volcanic pools. Also visit Calheta, home to a working sugar mill. Nearby Paul da Serra plateau also offers amazing views. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 10: Funchal - Camacha - Ribeiro Frio - Santana Wind through the mountains to Camacha, a village known for wicker crafts. In Poiso, visit the island’s third highest point, Pico do Arieiro. Next, visit Ribeiro Frio (‘cold river’), famous for its trout farm. Continue to Santana, a village characterised by small triangular homes thatched with straw. Visit a family owned embroidery shop for a firsthand look at this delicate craft followed by a tasting of world famous Madeira wine. Celebrate your Madeira adventure with a traditional dinner known as ‘espetada.’ Folk dancers and music entertain as you feast on a local dish of beef marinated in herbs and cooked over an open fire. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow on direct flights with British Airways. Regional flight departures available from Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. Single supplements from £420-£460 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. •S  ingle accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates.

Monte Botanical Gardens

Return to Lisbon and spend the remainder of the day at leisure. Later, bid ‘adeus’ to Portugal during a farewell dinner at St. George’s Castle, beautifully situated on a hilltop overlooking the city of Lisbon. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 12: Lisbon - Home Fly back to the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home. Today breakfast will be included.

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Discover Portugal’s Treasures

Porto

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Palmela • Evora • Royal Palace Ducal • Castle of the Knights Templar • Porto • Stock Exchange Palace • Guimarães • Palace of the Dukes • Cooking Class & Wine Pairing • Vista Alegre Porcelain • Cascais • Lisbon • Jeronimo’s Monastery • Belem Tower • Folkloric Fado Dinner Show • Sintra • 4 Wine Cellar Visits • 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Day 1: Home - Palmela, Portugal Discover Portugal’s ancient castles, Roman ruins, whitewashed villages, wineries, fine dining and kind people. Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport. Fly to Lisbon and then transfer to Palmela, a small hill town with a 12th century castle, situated in the heart of a rich wine growing region. Take in panoramic views of the countryside and then join your fellow travellers this evening for a welcome dinner. Today dinner will be included.

Day 2: Palmela - Azeitão - Evora - Vila Viçosa On to Azeitão, an agricultural village known for its muscatel, red wines, olive trees and country estates. Visit a family owned shop for a demonstration on how azulejos, the famous hand-painted tiles, are crafted. Taste the region’s famous pastry, ‘Tortas de Azeitão’, and savour local wines (including muscatel) when you visit a wine maker. Travel across Alentejo’s limitless plains and vineyards to historic Evora, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Experience a true open-air museum inside Evora’s medieval walls where a 2nd century Roman temple to Diana and well-preserved monuments set the scene. End your day in Vila Viçosa, known for its medieval castle, royal palace and marble. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 3: Vila Viçosa - Royal Palace Ducal Winery Tour and Tasting Tour the Royal Palace Ducal with its marble facade and vibrant mixture of tapestries, porcelain and Brazilian ebony. Later, visit a local wine producer for a tour, then indulge in a tasting of the full-bodied character of Alentejo’s red wines. Enjoy Vila Viçosa’s peaceful tree lined streets. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 4: Vila Viçosa - Tomar - Viseu Visit Tomar’s Convent of the Order of Christ (Castle of the Knights Templar), a UNESCO site. Begun in 1160 to defend against the Moors, this stronghold incorporates nearly five centuries of architectural styles. The rotunda is modelled after Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Dome of the Rock. The intricately sculpted Window of the Chapter House reveals a wealth of details illustrating Portugal’s status as a sea power. Continue to Viseu, whose centre has changed little since medieval times. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Viseu - Douro Vineyards - Lamego Vila Real - Mateus Palace - Porto Follow the contours of the Douro River and view the terraced vineyards and hilltop castles of the world’s oldest wine region (UNESCO). Stop in Lamego for a tasting of Raposeira sparkling wine. In Vila Real visit the famous Baroque Mateus Palace and gardens for a glimpse into the aristocratic lifestyle. End your day in charismatic Porto. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Porto

Pousada de Porto

Palace of the Dukes of Bragança

Welcome to Porto, a UNESCO site and birthplace of the legendary Prince Henry the Navigator. This ancient port is known for its striking contemporary monuments and Baroque carvings. Discover Porto’s riverfront, San Francisco Church’s golden interior, and the exuberant

interior of the Stock Exchange Palace with a local expert. Next, see the 18th century fortress-like Clerigos Tower; the impressive Dona Maria Pia Bridge, designed by Gustave Eiffel; and the medieval quarter with traditional boats floating by the riverbanks. Conclude your day with a view of Porto’s stunning skyline, a cellar tour, and a tasting of its famous port wine. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 7: Porto - Guimarães - Cooking Class - Porto Travel to medieval Guimarães, a UNESCO site, first capital of Portugal, and birthplace of the nation’s first king. A guided tour features the imposing 10th century castle; the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança, with 39 unusual brick chimneys; and the town’s superbly restored buildings. Later, explore a 12th century monastery. Tonight, learn the secrets of Portuguese cuisine during an interactive cooking class followed by dinner featuring local food and wines. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 8: Porto - Vista Alegre Museum Coimbra - Batalha Monastery - Cascais Tour the Vista Alegre Museum, factory and 19th century social quarter. Go on to learn the art of handmade Portuguese porcelain. Later, join a local expert in exploring Coimbra, home to one of the world’s first universities. See the Baroque library lined with 300,000 books; the 12th century Old Cathedral and the 16th century

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1st Proofto date: monument Portugal’s 3/16/11 history and a UNESCO site, and see where Prince Henry the Navigator rests. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 9: Cascais - Lisbon - National Museum of Coaches - Cascais Embark on a city tour of Lisbon highlighting the Moorish Alfama Quarter. View Jeronimo’s Monastery (UNESCO) and the Monument to the Discoveries. See the Belem Tower, another UNESCO site - its balconies watch over the spot from where great expeditions set forth. Visit the National Museum of Coaches, the largest and most valuable collection of its kind. Next, taste Portugal’s famous handcrafted pastry, ‘pastel de belem.’ Tonight, savour Portuguese cuisine and wine while local artists perform traditional folkloric dances and songs, including the Fado (UNESCO). Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 10: Cascais - Sintra - Cabo da Roca Estoril Coast - Cascais Explore picturesque Sintra, a UNESCO site and favourite summer residence of Portuguese kings for six centuries.

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Later, travel to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point on the European continent - the great poet Camões called it ‘where the land ends and the sea begins’. Follow the Estoril Coast back to Cascais for some leisure time and stroll its cobblestone streets or walk the oceanside promenade. Later, enjoy a wonderful farewell dinner at Cozinha Velha Restaurant, one of Portugal’s finest dining establishments. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 11: Cascais - Lisbon - Home Fly back to the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home. Today breakfast will be included.

St. Jorges Castle, Lisbon

Collette Experiences • Enjoy 10 nights of accommodation in Portugal’s famous pousadas (historic lodgings).

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow on direct flights with British Airways. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. Single supplements from £580 - £640 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. •H  ighest elevation: approximately 1,200 feet (Palmela). •S  ingle accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. Triple accommodations are not available. •S  maller buses, which may not be lavatory equipped, may be used on this programme. In this case, frequent stops are made during travel periods. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates.

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• Spend three nights on the ‘Portuguese Riviera’ with deluxe accommodations in a 16th century fortress. • Learn the history of the Knights Templar when you visit the Convent of the Order of Christ. • In a historic setting, discover the secrets of Portuguese cuisine during a cooking class complete with wine pairings. • Enjoy 4 wine cellar visits with tastings including Muscatel, Port, sparkling Raposeira and Alentejo wines. • Visit the famous Baroque Mateus Palace and gardens for a glimpse into the aristocratic lifestyle. • Wine is served with every included dinner.

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• Experience the benefits of personal audio headsets, designed for better communication between you and your guides throughout your tour.

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Spain’s Classics

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Madrid • Royal Palace • Toledo • Cordoba • Seville • Flamenco Show • Granada • The Alhambra • Valencia • Lladro-City of Porcelain • City of Arts & Sciences • Barcelona • Gothic Quarter • La Sagrada Familia • Parc Guell

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Day 1: Arrive Lisbon, Portugal Welcome to Portugal, where quaint farming villages, cork and olive tree plantations dot the landscape. Enjoy Lisbon, Portugal’s vibrant capital city. Hotel Altis. Tonight, begin your journey with a welcome dinner. Today dinner will be included.

Day 2: Lisbon A tour of Lisbon features the Moorish Alfama Quarter, Jeronimo’s Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage site), Monument to the Discoveries, and the Tower of Belem (UNESCO World Heritage site). Tonight, enjoy a dinner complete with local cuisine, wines, folkloric dances and Fado music. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 1: Home - Madrid, Spain

Day 2: Madrid - Royal Palace - Toledo Madrid During a locally guided tour of Madrid’s historic centre, see the Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor, where events have been held since the 17th century. A guided tour of the monumental 18th century Royal Palace* reveals lavish halls, banquet rooms, the throne room, royal armoury and the impressive courtyard. This afternoon travel to Toledo, a UNESCO site and the capital of medieval Spain until 1560. A comprehensive tour highlights the magnificent Gothic cathedral and the 13th century synagogue, a testament to Toledo’s Jewish heritage. Also stop in the Church of Santo Tome to view El Greco’s masterpiece painting, The Burial of Count Orgaz. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 3: Madrid - Cordoba - Seville Begin this morning by travelling to the extraordinary Moorish city of Cordoba. Embark on a walking tour of the Mezquita. This UNESCO site, an architectural marvel built by the Moors in the 8th century as a magnificent mosque, was converted into the city’s cathedral in the 16th century. Continue your exploration of Cordoba in the city’s well-preserved and historical old Jewish Quarter. Later, transfer to Seville, considered Spain’s ‘cultural capital.’ Today breakfast will be included.

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Today you will see Columbus’ tomb, the ornate cathedral, a UNESCO site, and Giralda Bell Tower. Enjoy a walking tour of the quaint old Santa Cruz Quarter with its bright flowers, whitewashed buildings and winding streets; then continue to Plaza de Espana and the beautiful Maria Luisa Park, one of the loveliest in all of Europe. This evening, enjoy authentic regional cuisine followed by reserved seats for an authentic flamenco show (UNESCO) featuring Seville’s top performers. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Your day on Portugal’s “Silver Coast” begins in the pilgrimage town of Fatima. View the Batalha Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage site), an example of Manueline architecture, and travel to the quaint towns of Nazare and Obidos. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 4: Lisbon - Madrid, Spain Depart Lisbon and cross the border into Spain. Enjoy your day viewing the countryside of Portugal and Spain before arriving into the capital city of Spain Madrid. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

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Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight. Arrive in Madrid, Spain’s capital and largest city. Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner. Today dinner will be included.

Day 5: Seville - Granada Cordoba

Travel along the peaceful Sierra Nevada to Granada, the last great capital of the Moors in Spain before it fell to the Catholic monarchs in 1492. Join a local expert for a tour

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Select Your Tour Date in £s per person of the world famous Alhambra, the immense hilltop palace that is a UNESCO site. Also tour the Generalife, meaning ‘garden of the architect,’ where the grounds are beautifully designed with waterfalls, courtyards and smaller secret gardens. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

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viewing rolling hills dotted with picturesque olive groves while en route to the Mediterranean coast. Arrive in the 1stcityProof date: 2/18/11 of Valencia, a treasure trove of Roman and Arabic architecture, surrounded by citrus groves. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 7: Valencia - Lladro - Valencia Begin your day with a panoramic tour of Valencia’s port area followed by the impressive City of Arts & Sciences. Next, visit Lladro- City of Porcelain and learn about the history and creative process of the handmade Lladro figurines**. Travel to the area where paella cuisine originated. A ‘paella experience’ features a boat ride on the canals surrounding rice field plantations; a visit to a traditional fisherman’s home known as a ‘barraca;’ a paella making demonstration and an authentic paella lunch. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 9: Barcelona Today, get a detailed look at vibrant and lively Barcelona. Your locally guided tour showcases Las Ramblas Boulevard, the most famous in Barcelona, dotted with bird and flower stalls. Also see Columbus Monument; Parc Montjuic; Antonio Gaudi’s UNESCO World Heritage sites including ‘La Sagrada Familia,’ Parc Guell, Bartlo House and the unconventional Casa Mila building. This afternoon continue to explore colourful Barcelona on your own. Gather this evening for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of an unforgettable trip to Spain. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 10: Barcelona - Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home. Today breakfast will be included.

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Day 8: Valencia - Museum of Las Fallas Barcelona A walking tour of historic Valencia features the ornate 14th century Serranos Tower and imposing 15th century Quart Tower. You’ll also see the bustling central market, one of the largest in Europe, and view the Gothic Cathedral, where construction began in 1262 on the site of an ancient mosque. Your trip to Valencia would not be complete without a stop at Lonja, the old Silk Exchange, recognised by UNESCO as one of the most beautiful buildings of European civil Gothic architecture. Visit the Museum of Las Fallas where you will see figurines from the last 80 years of the Las Fallas festival. Learn about this unique, spectacular festival from assembly and costumes to fireworks and the night of burning. Later, travel to Barcelona, one of Europe’s most beautiful and exciting cities. Today breakfast will be included.

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow on direct flights with British Airways. Regional flight departures available from Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. Single supplements from £320-£640 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. • * At times, without advance notice, the Royal Palace in Madrid may be closed due to official government business. When this happens, the Royal Palace will be substituted with a visit to the Modern Art Museum. • * *On select departure dates, the visit to the Lladro City Complex will take place the previous day. Please note that this facility is closed on national holidays. •S  ingle accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014.  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •O •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates.

• Visit the monumental Royal Palace, official residence of the royal family. • Enjoy regional wine with every included dinner.

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Inspiring Iceland

Gullfoss Waterfall

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Reykjavik • Golden Circle • Thingvellir National Park • Snaefellsnes Peninsula • Puffin Cruise* • Blue Lagoon

Day 1: Home - Reykjavik, Iceland Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport. Fly to Iceland, a place of dramatic contrasts – steaming lava fields reflect a volcanic nature and massive glaciers sculpt mountains and valleys, leaving thundering waterfalls and plunging fjords. Discover a land and culture forged by fire and ice.

Day 2: Reykjavik, Iceland This morning you will have the choice of two fascinating tours: you may opt to set out on a bicycle trip that explores the old town, the heart of the city and the old cemetery, one of the most beautiful places in all of Reykjavik; or, you may choose a personal walking tour of the city’s old section that features Hallgrimsskirkja church, City Hall, the harbour and Reykjavik’s oldest building, home of the Kraum Icelandic Design Centre. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers at a popular Thingvellir National Park

local restaurant. Dine on gourmet cuisine from across Iceland including the traditional Icelandic fish buffet, a favourite of the locals. Today dinner will be included.

Day 3: Reykjavik - Golden Circle Reykjavik Travel the Golden Circle, a route which encompasses many of Iceland’s most renowned natural wonders. Marvel at the beauty of the Gullfoss (Golden Falls) Waterfall, a stunning 100 foot double cascade. Next, journey to Thingvellir National Park, the nation’s most historic area and where the world’s oldest existing parliament first met in AD 930. Here you also stand upon one of the globe’s most geologically significant landscapes. Gaze out over Thingvellir’s rugged rift valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the point where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. Return to Reykjavik to explore the city on your own . Later, you may choose to

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learn more about Iceland’s volcanoes and how important they are to the country during an optional tour to Volcano House. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 4: Reykjavik - Grundarfjordur Set out on a journey to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. En route, catch a glimpse of Hallmundarhraun, the largest lava field in this region, the lava emanated from a few craters on the northwestern slopes of the Langjokull (long glacier). See the first toehold of vegetation which has started to regrow close to where the eruption began. Visit the Settlement Museum and explore the Saga of Settlement of Iceland. Delve into the life and works of the famous Viking and poet Egill Skallagrimsson. Continue your journey along the peninsula as you embark on a true Icelandic cultural adventure. Visit with a family that keeps alive a 400 year old tradition of catching and preserving Greenland shark and see the fishing boat that was used by their grandfather as you share in their unique way of life. Visit the tiny farmer’s church and explore the museum to learn more about Iceland’s deep relationship with this trade. Complete your experience by trying your own piece of ‘hakare,’ cured shark meat. Later, travel to the fishing village of Grundarfjordur and board a traditional oak fishing vessel. Cruise the harbour and head out to Melrakkaey Island, a Puffin sanctuary*. Relax as you watch these

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Day 8: Reykjavik Today you get to choose from two amazing activities. Try an adventure on the water during a deep sea angling expedition or perhaps set out on a volcanic cave hike. Tonight, enjoy a short ferry ride to Videy Island to dine at Videyjarstofa (Videy House), the original residence of Skuli Magnusson. Skuli, known as ‘The Father of Reykjavik,’ founded Iceland’s first industrial enterprise, woollen workshops, which led to the development of the country. Tonight, surrounded by Icelandic history, enjoy works of culinary art with each course. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 9: Reykjavik - Home delightful birds and immerse yourself in Icelandic fishing practices during a demonstration by your captain. Tonight, experience the life of the locals as you overnight in this quaint fishing village. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Today you depart for home. Fly back to the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home. Today breakfast will be included.

Blue Lagoon

Day 5: Grundarfjordur - Akureyri Continue the adventure as you head to the north of the country. En route, stop at the home of Erik the Red, now a museum, and imagine yourself a part of his grand explorations before he was exiled to Greenland. Upon arrival in Akureyri, enjoy some time to independently explore the city centre of this unofficial ‘capital’ of northern Iceland. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 6: Akureyri Today is your choice…enjoy immersing yourself in the nature of Iceland on your horseback riding excursion; or spend the day reflecting and relaxing in the geothermal Myvatn Nature Baths. Enjoy the evening at leisure in Akureyri. Today breakfast will be included.

Collette Experiences • Gain a local’s perspective as you explore Reykjavik by bicycle or on a personalised walking tour. • Journey to the spectacular Gullfoss Waterfall - one of the world’s most incredible cascades.

Day 7: Akureyri - Reykjavik

• Meet a family with a rich history in ‘shark farming’ and try an Icelandic delicacy, cured ‘hakare.’

Leave Akureyri behind as you take a short flight back to Reykjavik. Travel out to the Reykjanes Peninsula, home of the Blue Lagoon, and slip into a natural geothermal pool in the middle of a dramatic lava field. Relax in the warm, mineral-rich water. The remainder of the day is yours to explore on your own. Today breakfast will be included.

• Relax in the warm, mineral-rich water of the Blue Lagoon, a natural geothermal pool set in a large, dramatic lava field.

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with Icelandair. Regional flight departures available from Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. Single supplements from £260-£520 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. • * Puffin can be viewed between mid-May through to late August. During the other seasons, a cruise featuring a talk on fishing in the region will be included. •M  useum visits and shopping may be affected with observance of religious or local holidays. •S  maller buses, which may not be lavatory equipped, may be used on this programme. In this case, frequent stops are made during travel periods. • T he days and order of sightseeing may change to best utilise your time on tour. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014.  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •O •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates.

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• Travel to the ‘Golden Circle’ which encompasses many of Iceland’s most renowned natural wonders.

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Imperial Cities

Charles Bridge, Prague

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Prague • Hradcany Castle • Vienna • Schoenbrunn Palace • Grinzing Evening • Danube River Cruise • Bratislava • Budapest • Matthias Church • Fisherman’s Bastion • Szentendre • Renaissance Dinner

Day 1: Home - Prague, Czech Republic Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight. Inclusive sightseeing, traditional entertainment and a scenic cruise along the Danube River highlight your amazing tour of the Imperial Cities of Central Europe. After arriving in Prague, variously called the ‘Golden City’ or ‘The City of 100 Spires,’ the remainder of your day is at leisure. You will adore Prague; its historic centre has been included on the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites since 1992. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner. Today dinner will be included.

Day 2: Prague Your introduction to this fairytale city begins with a panoramic tour as you drive through the city and arrive at the amazing Hradcany Castle where you will stroll down the Golden Lane. Afterwards, enjoy your visit to the beautiful St. Vitus Cathedral as well as the lovely statue lined Charles Bridge. The afternoon is at leisure to independently explore the city, shop for famous Bohemian crystal or visit one of the city’s many outstanding museums, such as the Lapidarium - home of stone sculptures dating from the 11th Hradcany Castle, Prague

century to the present. This evening, it’s your choice- dinner will be included tonight and you will choose the perfect restaurant from a ‘menu’ of Prague’s great restaurants. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Vienna

Day 3: Prague Today enjoy the freedom to explore Prague on your own. You can stroll back down to the old town square, home to the famous Orloj, which functions as a clock, calendar and primitive planetarium. You may also choose to join an optional excursion to Prague’s Old Jewish Quarter to see its historic Jewish Museum and Europe’s oldest surviving Jewish cemetery, founded in 1478. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 4: Prague - Vienna, Austria A scenic ride through the countryside takes you from Prague into the grand city of Vienna, the former capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Upon arriving in the city, your tour of Vienna begins. Start with a visit to Schoenbrunn Palace, the summer retreat of the Habsburg dynasty for more than 200 years before continuing through Vienna’s city centre, visiting the Melk Abbey, Austria

gothic St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Along the way, behold the beautiful architecture, scenic parks and gothic spires that fill the city. You have a free evening to enjoy the city at leisure. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 5: Vienna Enjoy a relaxing day exploring Vienna as you wish. You might sample a strudel at a traditional ‘kaffeehaus,’ visit a museum or stroll the historic streets of this beautiful city. Tonight, you may choose to join an optional dinner followed by an unforgettable classical music concert featuring many fine melodies from the great composers Mozart and Strauss. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 6: Vienna - Danube River - Melk Vienna Travel along the banks of the Danube to the medieval town of Durnstein where you board your boat for a scenic Danube River cruise. Sail across one of the most breathtaking bodies of water in the world, immortalised by Strauss, and travel through the historic Wachau Valley. Later, visit the11th century Melk Abbey, famous for its production and collection of manuscripts. A leisurely ride through the Vienna Woods concludes this marvellous day. This evening enjoy a memorable dining experience, including local entertainment, in the picturesque winemaking village of Grinzing and sample locally produced wine. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

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Day 7: Vienna - Bratislava, Slovakia Budapest, Hungary This morning you journey to Bratislava, former coronation city and Imperial capital of the Hapsburg Empire, for an included city tour with a local expert. Continue to Budapest, the ‘Queen of the Danube,’ truly one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Upon arrival, an informative local expert brings the city to life. Visit the Matthias Church, site of many coronations of kings. Next, visit the Fisherman’s Bastion with its white walls, towers and arcades for spectacular views. Continue to historic Old Buda and Gellert Hill, followed by the Parliament. At Heroes Square, admire the imposing Millennium Monument, completed in 1904, which memorialises the 1,000th anniversary of Hungarian dominion. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 10: Budapest - Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home. Today breakfast will be included.

Departures 2014 From Hungarian Parliament Building

Day 9: Budapest - Szentendre - Visegrad - Budapest Begin your day with a visit to the beautiful baroque town of Szentendre and the former Renaissance capital of Visegrad for a magnificent view of the Danube Bend and the Borzsony Mountains. Travel back in time with a visit to a 14th century castle where knights with colourful costumes and authentic weaponry recreate the days of chivalry. Then, enjoy a special Renaissance-style dinner at the castle restaurant and re-enact the days of medieval times. Complete with wine and music, this highlight will end your fascinating cultural journey. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

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Day 8: Budapest You may take advantage of this day at leisure to amble along the riverside streets of majestic Budapest, visit one of the many museums, sample the local cuisine or just relax. If you wish, you may join an optional excursion which journeys through the picturesque Hungarian Great Plain countryside, called the ‘Puszta,’ and visit a typical horse farm in this land which some say is ‘flat as water.’ Learn the unique culture and history of the Csikos, or Hungarian equestrians, whose equestrian lineage reaches back 1,000 years. Watch in amazement as they put on a spectacular horse show for your pleasure. Today breakfast will be included.

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Collette Experiences • Cruise the Danube River to the medieval town of Durnstein for a visit to Melk Abbey. • Visit St. Vitus Cathedral as well as the lovely statuelined Charles Bridge during a magnificent tour of the ‘Golden City’ of Prague. • Marvel at the amazing Schoenbrunn Palace and the gothic St. Stephan’s Cathedral during your visit to the Austrian capital of Vienna. • View the stunning Danube Bend on a day trip to Szentendre. • An included dinner lets you choose from a ‘menu’ of Prague’s wonderful restaurants.

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with direct flights on British Airways. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. Single supplements from £450 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. • Included breakfasts are buffet breakfasts. •P  lease note that single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. • Danube River Cruise is available mid-April to mid-October. •V  isitors are required to have travel/health insurance to travel to the Czech Republic. The health insurance must cover medical services abroad. The minimum coverage of the insurance has to meet the Czech Republic standards for tourist travel. These standards can be found by contacting the Czech Republic Embassy in the U.K. You will be required to have proof of your own coverage for the minimum insurance requirement applicable at the time of your travel to that country. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates.

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• Explore Budapest, the ‘Queen of the Danube,’ on a locally guided excursion. • Experience the benefits of personal audio headsets, designed for better communication between you and your guides throughout your tour.

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Costa Rica: A World of Nature

Arenal Volcano

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Tortuguero National Park • Sarapiquí Rainforest • Pineapple Plantation • Bat Presentation • Chocolate-Making Demonstration • River Rafting • Cooking Demonstration • Farm Tour • Arenal Volcano • Jungle Crocodile Safari and Bird Watching • Manuel Antonio National Park • Coffee Plantation

Day 1: Home - San Jose, Costa Rica

Day 3: Tortuguero National Park

Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight. Journey to Costa Rica and discover the outstanding variety of flora and fauna of Tortuguero National Park, Sarapiquí Rainforest and Manuel Antonio National Park. Embark on many exclusive excursions and take time for independent personal discovery.

Set out on an early morning bird watching excursion that explores the variety of local species and migratory birds that flock to this area*. Later, on a boat cruise, keep an eye out for wildlife that includes howler monkeys, sloths, toucans and caimans, as well as exotic flora. Tortuguero National Park, a study in rainforest, freshwater, and marine biology, protects over 350 species of birds and mammals. Here you can seek out green macaws; 57 species of amphibians; 111 species of reptiles; and 60 mammal species, including 13 of Costa Rica’s endangered animals, including jaguars, tapirs, ocelots, cougars, river otters and manatees. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 2: San Jose - Tortuguero National Park Begin the day travelling through the Braulio Carrillo National Park to the Caribbean low lands. En route, experience mountain scenery, changes in eco-systems, and Caribbean-style villages. Later, your guide explains the rainforest eco-system as you cruise the rivers and canals of Tortuguero National Park. Stay for two nights at your eco-lodge surrounded by the beauty of a tropical forest and wildlife. Learn more about your surroundings with a visit to the world’s first Green Turtle Research Station and discover how to protect the turtle’s nesting habitat and eggs. Join your fellow travellers this evening for a welcome reception followed by dinner. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included. Capuchin Monkey

Manuel Antonio National Park

Day 4: Tortuguero National Park - Sarapiquí This morning, embark on a leisurely boat ride to the mainland as you travel to the fascinating Sarapiquí region. Visit an organic pineapple plantation and learn about the various types of this exotic fruit and why Costa Rican pineapples are among the world’s best. Later, join a local expert at La Tirimbina Biological Reserve for a fascinating presentation on bats, explaining the biological importance Costa Rican Rainforest

of these flying mammals. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Sarapiquí See firsthand the process of producing chocolate from the cacao bean and learn the history and continuing importance of cacao to Central America’s economy. Add some zest to your life with an exhilarating Sarapiquí River rafting adventure. Before tonight’s dinner, a Costa Rican chef offers a cooking demonstration including the palmito (Hearts of Palm) picadillo, tortillas, plantains and refried beans. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Sarapiquí - Arenal Begin the day with an early morning bird watching tour along the natural forest trails and nearby stream. Later, in Arenal, behold the spectacular views of Arenal Volcano. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

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Share in the experience of a real ‘Costarican lechero’ (Costa Rican milkman). Learn about local fruits and organic farming during a tour of the family owned Finca Don Carlos with fields of orchards, grasslands, medicinal plants, rivers and a private forest reserve. Savour country cookingM withFactory, a traditional farm-style The Inc. lunch. Then, spend the afternoon at leisure and enjoy the lodge’s amenities, Collette Vacations relax in a hot spring, explore nature trails or go horseback riding. Today breakfast and lunch be included. Costa Rica World ofwillNature_12

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Day 8: Arenal Hanging Bridges Tour, Arenal Canopy Zip-Line or Hot Springs

1st Proof date: 5/9/11 Today you get to choose from 3 amazing experiences! Experience a one-of-a-kind combination of pure air and rainforest on a delightful ‘hanging bridges’ tour**. Or, choose to go to Arenal Volcano Rainforest for an amazing zip-line canopy tour to gain a bird’s-eye view of the endless primary forest, Lake Arenal and the majestic Arenal Volcano. Or, soak away your worries in the luxurious soothing waters of one of the region’s famous hot springs. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

inviting blue waters of its beaches. Relax for the rest of the day by the pool and absorb the natural beauty of your surroundings. This evening, enjoy dinner by the beach, overlooking the Pacific Ocean (weather permitting). Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 11: Tárcoles - Sarchí - San Jose After breakfast, travel to Sarchí, an important crafts centre. Learn about the traditional crafts of this region and witness local artisans as they produce colourful oxcarts. Tour the Espiritu Santo Coffee Plantation which highlights the history and cultivation of coffee and its importance to the Costa Rican economy. Later, journey back to San Jose for your farewell dinner and overnight stay. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 12: San Jose - Depart for Home Your tour ends today. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 13: Arrive Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

Day 9: Arenal - Tárcoles Travel the beautiful checkered landscape surrounding Lake Arenal while en route to the Pacific coast. Explore the natural surroundings and exotic wildlife of Tárcoles River during a sunset jungle crocodile safari and bird watching boat excursion. See the awesome mangrove ecosystem and one of the world’s largest crocodile populations in the wild. View resident and migrant waterfowl, iguanas and over fifty different kinds of birds, including the very rare scarlet macaw. Tonight, enjoy a wonderful ‘dinner under the stars’ featuring local cuisine and tropical music. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 10: Tárcoles - Manuel Antonio National Park - Tárcoles Explore spectacular Manuel Antonio National Park, known for its pristine beaches and primary forest. Spend the morning leisurely walking the forest trails in search of native inhabitants like the three-toed sloth, agoutis, squirrel monkeys and iguanas. Later, take a swim in the

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Enjoy Your Stay Wyndham San Jose Herradura or Doubletree Hilton Cariari, San Jose Day 2-3 Evergreen Lodge, Tortuguero Day 4-5 La Quinta Country Inn, Sarapiquí Day 6-8 Mountain Paradise Hotel, Arenal Day 9-10 Hotel Punta Leona, Tárcoles Day 11 Wyndham San Jose Herradura or Doubletree by Hilton Cariari, San Jose Day 12 Overnight Flight

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Collette Experiences • Enjoy a two night stay in Tortuguero National Park surrounded by the tropical forest and wildlife. • Choose a hanging bridges tour, a Hot Springs visit or a canopy zip line adventure high above the Arenal Volcano Rainforest. • Spend three nights in Arenal with breathtaking views of the lava producing volcano • Explore the pristine beauty and wildlife of famous Manuel Antonio National Park.

Select Your Tour Date in £s per person Departures 2014 From 5 Jan 2324

Departures 2014 From 21, 28 Sep 2399

12, 19, 26 Jan

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with United via Houston. Regional flight departures available from Birmingham, Manchester, Belfast, Edinburgh & Glasgow. Please call for details. Single supplements from £320 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. • T axes/fees to be paid in local currency or USD upon exiting the country are approximately 32 USD (approximately 20 GBP). • * Depending upon weather conditions (rain), the early morning bird watching excursion may be substituted with a canal cruise. The afternoon canal cruise will operate as scheduled. • * *Your choice of activity for Day 8 will be taken by your guide during the trip. •D  ue to luggage size and weight restrictions on the boats, please bring an overnight bag for the two night stay in Tortuguero National Park. Your main luggage stays in San Jose and joins you upon your return to the mainland. •M  useum visits and shopping may be affected with observance of religious or local holidays. •S  maller buses, which may not be lavatory equipped, may be used on this programme. In this case, frequent stops are made during travel periods. • T he days and order of sightseeing may change to best utilise your time on tour. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •W  e have selected small, comfortable hotels for their locations and they may be considered rustic. Air conditioning and lifts are not available in all properties used on this tour. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates. •A  n ESTA visa is required for all UK passport holders travelling to or via the USA.

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Tropical Costa Rica

Monteverde

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: San Jose • Coffee Plantation • Guanacaste • Monteverde Cloud Forest • Hanging Bridges • Arenal Volcano • Lake Arenal Cruise • Cooking Demonstration • Cano Negro Refuge • Zarcero • National Theatre

Day 1: Home - San Jose, Costa Rica Lush forests, stunning waterfalls, exotic wildlife and endless coastlines - Costa Rica is truly a slice of paradise. Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight. Your tour begins in the colourful capital city of San Jose. Upon arrival, relax and soak up the sights of your new surroundings.

Day 2: San Jose - Doka Coffee Estate Tamarindo Beach (Guanacaste) Travel through the verdant countryside of the Central Valley to the fertile region world renowned for coffee. A tour of the Doka Coffee Estate highlights the history and cultivation of coffee and its importance to the Costa Rican economy. This afternoon, arrive in the Guanacaste region, known for its stunning beauty and fine sandy beaches. Here, rest and relaxation go hand-in-hand with mesmerising ocean views and lush tropical greenery. Settle in for a relaxing two night stay. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 3: Tamarindo Beach Fun in the sun is in store for you as you enjoy this tropical paradise. Explore the nearby town and beaches, take an optional cruise or simply relax by the pool or beach and

take advantage of the amenities offered at your lovely resort. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 4: Tamarindo Beach - Monteverde You won’t believe your eyes as you travel into the Monteverde Cloud Forest, where trees grow to heights of 100 feet! In this spectacular ecosystem, you will encounter many incredible species of flora and fauna. Upon arrival in Monteverde, a nature walk allows you to discover the natural beauty of the cloud forest first hand. This forest is the home of the world’s largest population of the endangered quetzal, celebrated for its gorgeous jewel-toned plumage. Keep your eyes peeled and you may be lucky enough to spot this elusive bird. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Monteverde Begin your day at Selvatura Park, a cloud forest reserve in the heart of Monteverde. Venture into this fascinating place, exploring one of the world’s largest butterfly gardens with more than 30 species of tropical butterflies. Next, in a nearby gallery containing more than 100 beautiful hummingbirds, you will be dazzled by the 14 different species. Enjoy a guided, leisurely paced ‘Hanging Bridges’ walking tour and learn about the cloud forest’s unique ecosystem, its mammals, birds, plants and flora. This evening, enjoy an informative lecture on the migratory birds that flock to Costa Rica every year. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Monteverde - Lake Arenal Cruise - Arenal

Zarcero Topiary Garden

Begin the day with a visit to a tree nursery and learn about Monteverde’s reforestation efforts of indigenous trees. Travel through the beautiful mountainous landscapes of Monteverde to Arenal, where breathtaking views of the volcano await you. Enjoy a delightful cruise on Lake Arenal, the largest and most important lake in Costa Rica. Later, check in for a two-night stay at a typical lodge overlooking the majestic Arenal Volcano which has been

generating lava for the past 30 years. Before dinner, enjoy a cooking demonstration and learn how native vegetables and plants contribute to the unique flavours of Costa Rican cuisine. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 7: Arenal - Cano Negro - Arenal Of all Costa Rica’s nature preserves, the remote 20,000 acres of Cano Negro are home to the largest viewable selection of indigenous wildlife. Embark on a Cano Negro guided river boat trip in a panga (covered canoe), making frequent stops to watch and photograph the wildlife around you which may include crocodiles, river otters, sloths, river turtles, exotic birds and rare butterflies, all known to live in the area. The Arenal Volcano area is also known as the land of spas and hot springs. Later in the day you will have an opportunity to experience complete relaxation with an optional visit to one of the finest spas in the region. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 8: Arenal - Zarcero - Grecia - National Theatre - San Jose Travel to the charming town of Zarcero to visit its well-known whimsical topiary garden. Continue to the small, picturesque town of Grecia to see the unusual metal church constructed of brick-red metal panes, walk the beautifully landscaped central park, or shop at the traditional local market. Later, visit San Jose’s colourful Plaza de Cultura and the National Theatre, a magnificent building of post-Baroque splendour. This evening, enjoy a wonderful farewell dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 9: San Jose - Depart for Home Today you depart for home. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 10: Arrive Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

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Optional 4 Day Jungle Adventure Post Tour Extension bats and caimans, as well as exotic flora. Tortuguero National Park is a study in rainforest, freshwater, and marine biology. It protects over 350 species of birds and mammals including green macaws; 57 species of amphibians; 111 species of reptiles; and 60 mammal species, including 13 of Costa Rica’s 16 endangered species including jaguars, tapirs, ocelots, cougars, river otters and manatees. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 11: Tortuguero Nat’l. Park San Jose Return to San Jose today for your last night in Costa Rica before your return home. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 12: San Jose - Depart for Home Today breakfast will be included.

Day 13: Arrive Home Please Note: Due to luggage size and weight restrictions on the boats, please bring an overnight bag for the two night stay in Tortuguero National Park. Please make arrangements with the concierge’s desk at the hotel in San Jose for luggage pick up and for storage until your return from Tortuguero. A minimum of 2 passengers is required for this extension to operate. Extensions not purchased at time of deposit are subject to availability and applicable charges at time of request. The transportation to and from Tortuguero as well as your guide in Tortuguero are provided by the lodge where you will be staying in Tortuguero. These services and sightseeing as specified in your itinerary will be provided by the personnel of the lodge in Tortuguero. This price includes meals as outlined; roundtrip transportation to Tortuguero; 2 nights at the Evergreen, Aninga or Pachira lodge, 1 night in San Jose; and transfer to San Jose Airport on the last day. For departure dates before 30 April 2014 a different Post Tour Extension may operate. Please call for further details.

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An early morning bird watching excursion is offered so you may learn about the variety of local species and migratory birds that flock to this area. Later, experience a spectacular boat cruise through the various canals and be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife including howler monkeys, sloths, toucans, aquatic birds,

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Stay longer in San Jose from £50 per person per night and/or add a city or resort stopover to your journey, such as New York. Please call us to discuss your requirements.

• Learn about Costa Rica’s unique vegetation on a guided nature walk through the cloud forest.

Enjoy an exciting soft-adventure jungle extension to Tortuguero, the Amazon of Costa Rica. Explore the region’s wildlife by boat, viewing macaws, sloths, monkeys, falcons and other native species. Enjoy a memorable two night stay at your eco-lodge surrounded by the beauty of a tropical forest and amazing wildlife. Learn more about your surroundings with a visit to the world’s first Green Turtle Research Station and discover how to protect the turtle’s nesting habitat and eggs. Today lunch and dinner will be included.

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The Galapagos Islands & Machu Picchu

The Galapagos Islands

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Quito • Middle of the World • 5 Day Galapagos Cruise • Guayaquil • Lima • Sacred Valley of the Incas • Pablo Seminario Ceramic Studio • Machu Picchu • Cuzco • Larco Museum

Day 1: Home - Heathrow Airport Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport. Tonight you will have an overnight stay in Heathrow Airport prior to your early morning flight to Ecuador via Madrid.

Day 2: Arrive Quito, Ecuador Begin in Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage site and Ecuador’s stunning capital city.

Day 3: Quito Tour Quito’s colonial centre, including the Presidential Palace and 17th-century church of La Compañía. Meet your fellow travellers at a welcome lunch overlooking the Pululahua volcanic crater. Cross between hemispheres at the Equatorial Line Monument and Museum at the ‘Middle of the World’. Try some ‘helado de paila,’ a local ice cream speciality. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 4: Quito - San Cristóbal Island, Galapagos - Embark Ship

Day 7: Santa Cruz Island (Charles Darwin Research Station and Highlands)

Fly to beautiful San Cristóbal Island, gateway to your Galapagos adventure. Embark your ship and enjoy lunch aboard the m/v Galapagos Legend. At Port Baquerizo Moreno, visit the San Cristóbal Cerro Colorado Tortoise Reserve. After exploring the island, stargaze from the deck of your ship and toast the wonders of the Galapagos with tropical cocktails. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Today, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station. See the giant tortoises from the station’s breeding programme. Later, journey through the Santa Cruz highlands to Cerro Chato and find more giant tortoises. Walk inside dormant lava tubes to gain insight on how these islands formed. Enjoy time to explore Port Ayora town. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Española Island (Gardner Bay and Suarez Point) Board your panga to visit Gardner Bay. Guarded by a colony of sea lions, the beach is home to Galapagos hawks and endemic finches. Swim and snorkel with the marine life, including manta rays and white-tipped sharks. Then continue to the volcanic terrain of Suarez Point. During a nature walk, watch for hooded mocking birds, lava lizards, Sally Lightfoot crabs and blue-footed boobies. Count Waved Albatross at the world’s largest colony. Finally, visit the Soplador blowhole where water shoots 75 feet into the air. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 8: Daphne Island - Disembark Ship Baltra Island - Guayaquil Garner panoramic views as you circumnavigate Daphne Island. Look for marine iguanas, fur seals and crabs teetering along the rocky shore. Bid farewell to the Galapagos and fly to Guayaquil. Tour this community known as the ‘Pearl of the Pacific’. Next, visit the Malecón 2000 waterfront area and the 19th century neighbourhood of Las Peñas with its Spanish-style houses. From Santa Ana Hill, look out over the city and the Guayas River. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Floreana Island (Post Office Bay and Cormorant Point)

Equatorial Line Monument

This morning, land at storied Post Office Bay, named for a barrel left in 1793 by Captain James Colnett as a ‘post office’ for passing sailors. Continue the tradition and leave a letter. Snorkel if you choose with green sea turtles or search for Darwin’s finches and yellow warblers. Sail to Cormorant Point and its olivine green sand beach. Spot sting rays and reef sharks in the emerald waters and learn about the ecosystem’s unusual plants. You may also observe graceful flamingos or spot a small colony of penguins. Enjoy another chance to snorkel and swim near the playful sea lions. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

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Embark on a train ride through the Andes from Ollantaytambo to mysterious Machu Picchu. Hidden for centuries, the ‘Lost City of the Incas’ is the most spectacular sight in South America. Spend the day exploring the fabled ruins. This evening you will overnight at the base of Machu Picchu. Soak up the mystical atmosphere and enjoy an exclusive culinary demonstration before dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 13: Aguas Calientes - Cuzco Day 9: Guayaquil - Lima, Peru Fly to Lima, Peru’s ‘City of Kings’. Spend an afternoon shopping or visiting Lima’s many fine museums. Perhaps you’ll experience an optional Peruvian Paso horse exhibition, dinner and folklore show. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 10: Lima - Cuzco - Sacred Valley of the Incas Fly to Cuzco. Descend through the Andes to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, once the agricultural centre of a great empire. Visit Awana Kancha, a living museum of the Peruvian Andes. Explore centuries-old methods of spinning, dyeing and weaving textiles. Next, stop in Pisac village to browse the handicraft market. Visit Pablo Seminario Ceramic Studio to marvel at this internationally renowned artist’s techniques and designs, inspired by ancient Peruvian cultures. Settle into your hotel nestled in the Sacred Valley. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Take advantage of your leisure time this morning and return to Machu Picchu on your own or explore the local markets. Return by train to the Sacred Valley and continue to Cuzco, a city that blends Inca and Spanish colonial influences. En route, meet Peruvian children at an orphanage supported by the Collette Foundation. In Cuzco, relax and become acclimated to the altitude. Today breakfast will be included.

Return to Lima and tour its historical centre, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Admire the artwork at San Francisco Monastery and enter the catacombs. View the Government Centre, the Plaza de Armas’ Cathedral and the fashionable suburbs for insight into the life of Limeños. Complete your day with a farewell dinner at the Larco Museum, housed in an 18th century mansion. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 16: Lima - Depart for Home Transfer to the airport for your flight home. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 17: Arrive Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

Day 14: Cuzco Today, explore the former capital of the Inca Empire. Cuzco means ‘Centre of the World’ in the ancient Quechua language. On a city tour, experience the Spanish architectural legacy visible in the Cathedral, Santo Domingo and the Plaza de Armas. Discover the sacred Incan ruin of Sacsayhuaman Fortress and spend some time browsing the local markets. See the San Blas artisans quarter or visit one of the impressive museums. Enjoy dinner and a traditional Andean folkloric performance. Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Cuzco

Collette Experiences • Embark on a five day cruise of the Galapagos Islands with a naturalist guide - see blue-footed boobies, sea lions and iguanas.

Day 11: Ollantaytambo - Sacred Valley of the Incas

• Admire the giant tortoises at the Charles Darwin Research Station and learn about conservation projects.

Glimpse daily activities at a nearby village and connect with another culture. Next, visit the Ollantaytambo ruins, a spectacular example of Inca architecture. Do as the locals do and enjoy a tasting of ‘chicha,’ a regional drink made from maize, at a local pub. Today breakfast will be included.

• Climb from the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu aboard one of the world’s most famed train rides. • Enjoy dinner at the Larco Museum in Lima, housed in an 18th century mansion surrounded by lush gardens.

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Enjoy Your Stay Day 1 Overnight Flight Day 2-3 Hilton Colon, Quito Day 4-7 m/v Galapagos Legend, Galapagos Islands Day 8 Hotel Oro Verde, Guayaquil Day 9 Sheraton Hotel, Lima Day 10-11 Sonesta Posada del Inca, Yucay Day 12 Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel, Aguas Calientes Day 13-14 Novotel Cuzco Hotel, Cuzco Day 15 Sheraton Hotel, Lima Day 16 Overnight Flight

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Stay longer in Quito from £45, or in Lima from £50 per person per night. Please call us to discuss your requirements.

Optional 5 Day Ecuador Amazon Pre Tour Extension to visit the Quichua community of Añangu and share in the villager’s daily activities. Then, explore ‘terra firma’ on a nature hike along the creek before arriving at another parrot clay lick. Sample a picnic lunch alfresco and keep a sharp eye out for even more species of these colourful birds. Retire to the lodge for a relaxing dinner. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Yasuni N.P. Amazon Rainforest

Prices From: £1005 per person 10 Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners

Day 1: Home - Heathrow Airport Travel to Heathrow Airport for an included overnight stay prior to your early morning flight to Ecuador via Madrid.

Day 2: Arrive Quito, Ecuador Arrive in Quito. Enjoy your afternoon and evening at leisure.

Day 3: Quito - Puerto Francisco de Orellana - Yasuni National Park Fly over the snowcapped peaks of the Andes to the Amazon Basin. Arrive at Puerto Francisco de Orellana, where you will be greeted by a naturalist guide. Embark on a two hour journey by motorised canoe down the Rio Napo and into lush Yasuni National Park. Arrive at your lodge’s private reserve. Native paddlers await with dugout canoes to carry you across Añangu Lake to your eco lodge. Observe nocturnal wildlife and do some caiman spotting by boat, if you wish, after dinner. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 4: Yasuni N.P. - Añangu - Yasuni N.P. Begin your day at sunrise. Take advantage of the cool morning hours when the animals are most active. Journey to the parrot clay licks for an unforgettable experience. Later, embark upon a leisurely paced hike

Start the day with a climb up the canopy tower for panoramic views of the Rio Napo. Observe the wildlife that call the Amazon home from above the treetops and possibly glimpse the volcanoes of the Andes. After lunch at the lodge, set out on a scenic hike along primary forest to discover the interior. Spot lizards and the rare endemic golden-mantled tamarin monkey if you are lucky. Hop aboard a riverboat and be on the lookout for lounging sloths and playful otters along the shoreline. After a day filled with adventure, enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Yasuni N.P. - Puerto Francisco de Orellana - Quito Head back to Puerto Francisco de Orellana by canoe. Connect on to Quito to start your tour. Today breakfast will be included. Please Note: Taxes or fees to be paid upon exiting domestic airports are approx. 6 USD. This extension is hosted by a local representative who will provide all included services. Extensions not purchased at time of deposit are subject to availability and applicable charges at time of request. During your stay in the Amazon rainforest at the eco lodge, all meals are included and all excursions are led by a naturalist guide with expert knowledge of the region. Itinerary is subject to revision due to weather conditions and particular interests of the group, and changes may be made to maximise opportunities for wildlife viewing and cultural interaction. You will be travelling by small river boats to reach the lodge and by canoe during some excursions and should be reasonably fit in order to board comfortably. In order to most fully experience the wildlife, you will be walking on nature trails which may be muddy and over one mile in length. Unfortunately, wheelchairs cannot be accommodated on this trip. In addition, passengers who require assistance walking or who travel with oxygen tanks will not fully enjoy this trip and Collette strongly recommends a different tour. Your eco-lodge has fully screened bungalows, mosquito net protection and private bathrooms in each room. Triple accommodations are not available. For departure dates before 30 April 2014 a different Pre Tour Extension may operate. Please call for further details.

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with LAN/Iberia via Madrid. Regional flight departures available from Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. Single supplements from £1770-£1930. ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Prices based on Superior Outside cabins, located on the Earth Deck and Sea Deck. Upgrades are be available to Junior Suites (Earth Deck) or Balcony Suites (Moon Deck). See above for upgrade prices. Single cabins are limited and will be confirmed upon request and availability from the cruise line. • T axes or fees to be paid in domestic airports are approx. 4 USD. There is an approx. 31 USD airport departure tax from Guayaquil, payable upon exiting the country. These fees are at your own expense. • T he cabins available are Superior Outside cabins, located on the Earth Deck and Sea Deck. Upgrades may be available to Junior Suites (Earth Deck) or Balcony Suites (Moon Deck). Single accommodations are limited and will be confirmed upon request. • If the cabin category preferred is not available at the time of booking, the next closest category available will be offered and a surcharge may apply. •C  omplete passport information is required 60 days prior to departure. • E ach client is responsible for proper documentation and medical inoculations that may be required and/or recommended. •C  ustomers travelling from airports in the UK other than London Heathrow will need to overnight at Heathrow airport due to the early morning flight departure from London. Accommodation on a room only basis will be provided free of charge. Transfers between airport terminals and the hotel are not included. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates. • T he days and order of sightseeing may change to best utilise your time on tour. The itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions or National Park directives. The captain may deviate from the published itinerary for any reason he deems advisable. • T ransfers to/from the boat for excursions are by small boats called “pangas,” Landings are either “dry” or “wet” and you might have to wade ashore in shallow water. At all times you are accompanied by your naturalist guide. •C  abin upgrades are available from £390 per person. Please call for details.

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The Wonders of South America

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Rio de Janeiro • Sugarloaf • Christ the Redeemer • Churrascaria • Iguazu Falls • Mendoza • Bodega Tours • Wine Pairing Lunch • Buenos Aires • Tango Show

Day 1: Home - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Day 7: Iguazu Falls - Mendoza, Argentina

Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight.

Journey to the land of sol y vino - sun and wine Argentina’s wine country. The Malbec grape has made Argentine wine cherished around the world. A vast network of Incan aqueducts and dykes makes the most of the annual six inches of rain to transform the city into an oasis. Settle into your hotel after dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro Enjoy a day in exciting Rio. Stroll down the beach seen in the Girl from Ipanema and see lovely Flamengo Park. Take a cable car ride to the top of Sugarloaf for mesmerising views. Tonight, learn how to craft caipirinhas - Brazil’s famous cocktail made with sugar cane liquor and lime - before having dinner with your fellow travellers. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 3: Rio de Janeiro Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore or simply soak up the sun. Tonight, hear for yourself why Rio, the birthplace of the Bossa Nova, is hailed as one of the world’s music capitals with an exciting optional night on the town. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 4: Rio de Janeiro This morning enjoy the energy of Rio. This afternoon, ascend Corcovado by train to Christ the Redeemer. Enjoy panoramic vistas of Tijuca Forest National Park. To one side you’ll view the city and Maracanã Football Stadium - host to football’s 2014 World Cup. On the other side lies the lagoon, beaches and the Atlantic Ocean. This evening, indulge in a ‘Churrascaria’ feast of marinated and barbecued meats. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Rio de Janeiro - Iguazu Falls

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Tour the serene city of Mendoza and see the vast Parque General San Martín and the lively central Plaza Independencia. Indulge in a sample of the local Italianinspired ice cream with a Mendocino twist. Revel in visits to three wineries on the wine route and enjoy a gourmet wine pairing lunch and ample opportunities to sample the bounty of the Argentine vineyards. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 9: Mendoza - Buenos Aires Fly to Buenos Aires and enjoy a tour of the capital. See the lavish Teatro Colon opera house, the Avenida 9 de Julio; Recoleta Cemetery, where Evita Peron rests; the Presidential Palace, the Casa Rosada; the colourful La Boca neighbourhood, and the historic San Telmo barrio. Later, stroll through San Martin Park or Calle de Florida, a shopper’s paradise. Tonight, enjoy a presentation from a local resident. A reception follows. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 10: Buenos Aires

Fly to Iguazu Falls. This afternoon choose an optional jungle boat ride at the base of the falls or relax at your resort. Tonight’s dinner is near the Three Frontiers Landmark where the rivers form the borders of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Iguazu Falls

Day 11: Buenos Aires - Depart for Home After a day at leisure, transfer to the airport for your flight home. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 12: Arrive Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

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Day 8: Mendoza

Today is yours to explore Buenos Aires. Visit a local market, art museum or spend the afternoon at an elegant sidewalk café. This evening, savour typical Argentine cuisine and wine before watching a stunning tango performance. You can even try some of your own steps during an included tango lesson! Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Board the Rainforest Ecological Train inside the national park on the Argentine side and walk to the platform overlooking Devil’s Throat. The remainder of the day is yours to explore these spectacular surroundings. Today breakfast will be included.

Pestana Rio Atlantica, Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro Day 5-6 Loi Suites Iguazu Hotel, Puerto Iguazu Day 7-8 Hotel Huentala Boutique, Mendoza Day 9-10 Panamericano Hotel & Resort, Buenos Aires Day 11 Overnight Flight

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with direct flights on British Airways. Single supplements from £970 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Regional flight departures available from Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. • Y ou may require a certificate of Yellow Fever inoculation when travelling to Brazil, especially if you have travelled to Peru or another country where Yellow Fever is recognized as ‘endemic’ prior to arrival in Brazil. These fees are at your own expense. • T he days and order of sightseeing may change to best utilise your time on tour. • E ach client is responsible for proper documentation and inoculations that may be required and/or recommended to participate on this tour. Please contact your local travel clinic or doctor for specific details on the destinations you are travelling to and from. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates.

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Andean Lake Crossing & Chilean Wine Country

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What’s Included • 11 Meals (6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 4 Dinners) • Door to Door UK Airport Transfers See page 4 for details

Enjoy Your Stay

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Buenos Aires • Bariloche • Lake Crossing of the Andes • Puerto Varas • Santiago • Folklore Show • Chilean Wine Country

Day 1: Depart from Home Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight.

Day 2: Buenos Aires, Argentina Welcome to Buenos Aires, birthplace of the tango. Explore the European architecture, wide boulevards and charming cafés that earned it the moniker of ‘Paris of South America.’ Stay on the historic Avenida 9 de Julio, just a short walk from the boutiques of Calle Florida, a popular pedestrian street. Take advantage of the opportunity to get to know this amazing city. Perhaps you will visit a local market, art museum or spend the afternoon at an elegant sidewalk café. This evening meet your fellow travellers for dinner. Today dinner will be included.

Day 3: Buenos Aires - Bariloche Leave Buenos Aires and fly to the beautiful Alpine village of San Carlos de Bariloche, situated in northern Patagonia, a spectacular region full of natural wonders. A bustling ski resort in winter, ‘Little Switzerland’ borders the shores of stunning Lake Nahuel Huapi. Before dinner you may choose to browse the many handicraft shops or take a stroll along the scenic lake path. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 4: Bariloche Embark on the renowned Circuito Chico tour of Bariloche and soak in the panoramic vistas of the picturesque mountains from the top of Cerro Campanario. Surround yourself in the beauty of this German-influenced village and indulge in the city’s famously decadent chocolate during a visit to a chocolate factory. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 5: Bariloche - Puerto Varas (Lake District), Chile Today, the inspiring beauty of the southern Andes unfolds as you travel from Argentina to Chile via a series of lake cruises across lakes Nahuel Huapi, Frias and Todos los Santos as well as a drive through South America’s first national park. Marvel at the mountain peaks, cascading waterfalls and indigo-coloured lakes. End your day in the lakeside village of Puerto Varas, known for its seafood and German cuisine. Enjoy panoramic views of Osorno Volcano from your elegant mountain resort overlooking Lake Llanquihue. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Puerto Varas - Puerto Montt Santiago Immerse yourself in the beauty of the extraordinary Chilean Lake District. In the energetic Angelmo fishing village, take a stroll through the fish market to experience the flavours of southern Chile and the daily activities of the locals. View the unique cathedral, built entirely of redwood, and stroll through the local handicraft market. Continue to the German-inspired seaport town of Puerto Montt where you board your flight to cosmopolitan Santiago, Chile’s vibrant capital city. This evening, join your fellow travellers for dinner and a traditional folklore show. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 7: Santiago - Maipo Valley - Santiago Today, tour Santiago, viewing such sights as the La Moneda Presidential Palace and Paseo Ahumada pedestrian avenue. Ride the cable car up Cerro San Cristobal for sweeping views of Santiago and the Andes and admire the Statue of the Immaculate Conception. Interact with the locals at a bustling market where delicacies such as Chilean sea bass are abundant. Venture into Chile’s renowned wine country where you’ll spend the afternoon touring a bodega and sampling some of the varietals which make this region famous. Discover the bold taste of carmenère, the ‘lost’ ancient cousin of the cabernet grape that thrives in the climate created by steep Andean valleys. Late this afternoon, complete your journey with a gourmet meal of Chilean favourites in this beautiful countryside setting. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3-4 Day 5 Day 6-7 Day 8

Overnight Flight Panamericano, Buenos Aires Panamericano Resort, Bariloche Cabaña del Lago Hotel, Puerto Varas Atton El Bosque Hotel, Santiago Overnight Flight

Tailor Your Holiday Stay longer in Buenos Aires or Santiago from £65 per person per night. Please call us to discuss your requirements.

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with British Airways/ Iberia, out direct, in via Madrid. Single supplements from £320 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Regional flight departures available from Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. •D  ue to flight schedules, a pre/post night may be required in some gateway cities (at an additional cost). Please enquire at time of booking. • T he days and order of sightseeing may change to best utilise your time on tour. • E ach client is responsible for proper documentation and inoculations that may be required and/or recommended to participate on this tour. Please contact your local travel clinic or personal doctor for specific details on the destinations you are travelling to and from. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates.

Day 8: Santiago - Depart for Home Today breakfast will be included.

Day 9: Arrive Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

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Peru: Ancient Land of Mysteries

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Machu Picchu

What’s Included • 12 Meals (8 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners) • Door to Door UK Airport Transfers See page 4 for details

Enjoy Your Stay Day 1 Day 2-3 Day 4-5

Overnight Flight Doubletree El Pardo, Lima Sonesta Posada del Inca, Yucay, Sacred Valley Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel, Aguas Calientes Novotel, Cuzco Doubletree El Pardo, Lima Overnight Flight

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Lima • San Francisco Monastery • Cuzco • Sacred Valley of the Incas • Pisac Market • Ollantaytambo Ruins • Machu Picchu • Culinary Demonstration • Andean Folkloric Music & Dance

Day 1: Depart from Home Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport. Today you board your overnight flight to Peru.

Day 2: Arrive Lima, Peru Arrive early this morning in the ‘City of Kings,’ Lima and enjoy your day at leisure.

Day 3: Lima Today enjoy a fascinating city tour through the historical centre of Lima, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Admire the artwork at San Francisco Monastery and enter the catacombs. View the Government Centre, and the Plaza de Armas’s elegant Cathedral, an abundance of colonial architecture, and the fashionable suburbs of San Isidro and Miraflores. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a dinner showcasing Peru’s delicious cuisine and festive entertainment. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 4: Lima - Cuzco - Sacred Valley of the Incas Fly to Cuzco and board your coach to descend through the Andes to the majestic Sacred Valley of the Incas, the agricultural centre of their grand empire. Learn the centuries-old methods of spinning, dyeing and weaving Andean traditional textiles during a visit to Awana Kancha, a living museum of the Peruvian Andes. Next, stop in Pisac village to browse the colourful handicraft market. Settle in this evening at your hotel nestled in the heart of the Sacred Valley. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Sacred Valley of the Incas Ollantaytambo - Sacred Valley Experience the lifestyle of the modern Andean people when you travel to a nearby community and interact with the locals. This afternoon, visit the spectacular Ollantaytambo ruins, the only Inca settlement that has been continually inhabited since its inception. Do as the locals do and enjoy a tasting of ‘chicha,’ a unique regional drink made from maize, at a local pub. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 6: Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu Climb aboard the Machu Picchu train for breathtaking views through domed windows as you ride through the Andes to the ‘Lost City of the Incas.’ Spend the afternoon with your guide uncovering the mysteries of these

majestic ruins. Tonight, stay at the base of Machu Picchu and enjoy an exclusive culinary demonstration before dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 7: Machu Picchu - Cuzco

Tailor Your Holiday Stay longer in Lima from £50 per person per night. Please call us to discuss your requirements.

Select Your Tour Date in £s per person Departures 2014 From 17 Jan

With leisure time this morning, you may return to Machu Picchu on your own or explore the local markets. Later, return by train to the Sacred Valley and continue to Cuzco, a city that blends Inca and Spanish colonial influences. Today breakfast will be included.

7, 21 Feb 7, 21 Mar 11 Apr

Day 9: Cuzco - Lima Join your guide this morning for a visit to the Centro Artesanal Cuzco market. Or enjoy some leisure time to explore the San Blas artisans quarter or visit one of the many impressive museums. Tonight is yours to independently explore Lima or relax in preparation for your flight home in the morning. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 10: Lima - Depart for Home Enjoy a day at leisure before boarding your overnight flight. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 11: Arrive Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with LAN via Madrid. Single supplements from £380-£420 ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Regional flight departures available from Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. • T axes/fees to be paid while travelling in Peru are approx. 5 USD. • In general, hotels outside of Lima are small with one or two levels and do not have elevators, which may require you to climb 10-15 steps to get to/from the room. •H  ighest elevation is approximately 11,200 feet (Cuzco). • * Please note that Collette Foundation sites may not be available for visits due to school holidays or programming challenges. • E ach client is responsible for proper documentation and inoculations that may be required and/or recommended to participate on this tour. Please contact your local travel clinic or doctor for specific details on the destinations you are travelling to and from. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates. •W  heelchairs and walkers cannot be accommodated on this tour.

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Day 8: Cuzco Explore the former capital of the Inca Empire during a colonial city tour and experience the architectural legacy visible in the Cathedral, Santo Domingo and the Plaza de Armas. Discover the important sacred Incan ruins of Sacsayhuaman Fortress. This afternoon you may choose to explore the enigmatic Inca terraces at Maras and the salt mines of Moray. This evening, enjoy a dinner and performance of traditional Andean folkloric music and dance. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

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Discover South America

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Rio de Janeiro • Sugarloaf • Christ the Redeemer • Churrascaria • Iguazu Falls • Mendoza • Bodega Tours • Wine Pairing Lunch • Buenos Aires • Tango Show • Bariloche • Lake Crossing of the Andes • Puerto Varas • Santiago • Folklore Show • Chilean Wine Country • Lima • San Francisco Monastery • Cuzco • Sacred Valley of the Incas • Pisac Market • Ollantaytambo Ruins • Machu Picchu • Culinary Demonstration • Andean Folkloric Music & Dance

Day 1: Home - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight.

overlooking Devil’s Throat. Discover unparalleled views of five waterfalls as they plummet into the Iguazu River. The remainder of the day is yours to explore. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro

Day 7: Iguazu Falls - Mendoza, Argentina

Enjoy a day in exciting Rio. Stroll down the beach and see lovely Flamengo Park. Take a cable car ride to the top of Sugarloaf for mesmerising views. Tonight, learn how to craft Brazil’s famous cocktail, Caipirinhas, before having dinner with your fellow travellers. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 3: Rio de Janeiro Enjoy a full day at leisure. Tonight, experience why Rio, is hailed as one of the world’s music capitals with an optional night on the town. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 4: Rio de Janeiro The morning is yours to enjoy Rio. This afternoon, ascend Corcovado by train to Christ the Redeemer. Enjoy panoramic vistas of Tijuca Forest National Park. This evening, indulge in a ‘Churrascaria’ feast of marinated and barbecued meats. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Rio de Janeiro - Iguazu Falls Fly to Iguazu Falls, located at the crossroads of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. Enjoy a walking tour of the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls. This afternoon, you may choose to take an optional jungle boat ride at the base of the falls. Tonight’s dinner is near the Three Frontiers Landmark where the rivers form the borders of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Iguazu Falls Board the Rainforest Ecological Train inside the national park on the Argentine side and walk to the platform

Journey to the land of sol y vino - sun and wine - Argentina’s wine country. Mendoza produces 70% of Argentina’s grapes and wine. The Malbec grape has made Argentine wine cherished around the world. Settle into your hotel after dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 11: Buenos Aires Today is yours to explore the city on your own. This evening join your fellow travellers for dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 12: Buenos Aires - Bariloche Leave Buenos Aires and fly to the beautiful Alpine village of San Carlos de Bariloche. Before dinner you may wish to explore the village. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 8: Mendoza

Day 13: Bariloche

Tour the serene city of Mendoza and see the vast Parque General San Martín and the lively central Plaza Independencia. Indulge in a sample of the local Italianinspired ice cream with a Mendocino twist. Revel in visits to three wineries on the wine route and enjoy a gourmet wine pairing lunch. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 14: Bariloche - Puerto Varas, Chile

Day 9: Mendoza - Buenos Aires Fly to Buenos Aires and enjoy a tour of the capital. See the lavish Teatro Colon opera house, the Avenida 9 de Julio; Recoleta Cemetery, where Evita Peron rests; the Presidential Palace, the Casa Rosada; the colourful La Boca neighborhood, and the historic San Telmo barrio. Later, stroll through San Martin Park or Calle de Florida, a shopper’s paradise. Tonight, enjoy an interactive presentation from a local resident. A reception follows. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 10: Buenos Aires Today is yours to explore Buenos Aires. This evening, savour typical Argentine cuisine and wine before a stunning tango performance. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Embark on the renowned Circuito Chico tour of Bariloche and soak in the panoramic vistas of the picturesque mountains from the top of Cerro Campanario. Later, indulge in the city’s famously decadent chocolate during a visit to a chocolate factory. Today breakfast will be included.

Today, the inspiring beauty of the southern Andes unfolds as you travel from Argentina to Chile via a series of lake cruises across lakes Nahuel Huapi, Frias and Todos los Santos as well as a drive through South America’s first national park. End your day in the lakeside village of Puerto Varas, known for its seafood and German cuisine. Enjoy panoramic views of Osorno Volcano from your elegant mountain resort overlooking Lake Llanquihue. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 15: Puerto Varas - Puerto Montt Santiago This morning experience southern Chile with a stroll through Angelmo fishing village.View the unique cathedral, built entirely of redwood, and stroll through the local handicraft market. Continue to the seaport town of Puerto Montt where you board your flight to Santiago,

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Chile’s vibrant capital city. This evening, join your fellow travellers for dinner and a traditional folklore show. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Enjoy Your Stay

Rio de Janeiro

Iguazu Falls 2 Mendoza

Easter Island 4 1

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• 39 Meals (24 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 13 Dinners) • Door to Door UK Airport Transfers

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spectacular Ollantaytambo ruins, the only Inca settlement that has been continually inhabited since its inception. Enjoy a tasting of ‘chicha,’ a unique regional drink made from maize, at a local pub. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 21: Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

Today, tour Santiago. Ride the cable car up Cerro San Cristobal for sweeping views of Santiago and the Andes and admire the Statue of the Immaculate Conception. Later, venture into Chile’s renowned wine country where you’ll spend the afternoon touring a bodega and sampling some of the varietals which make this region famous. Late this afternoon, enjoy a gourmet meal of Chilean favourites in this beautiful countryside setting. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Climb aboard the Machu Picchu train for breathtaking views through domed windows as you ride through the Andes to the ‘Lost City of the Incas.’ Spend the afternoon uncovering the mysteries of these majestic ruins. Tonight, stay at the base of Machu Picchu and enjoy an exclusive culinary demonstration before dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 17: Santiago - Lima, Peru

With leisure time this morning, you may return to Machu Picchu on your own or explore the local markets. Later today, return by train to the Sacred Valley and continue to Cuzco. En route to Cuzco, meet Peruvian children at an orphanage supported by the Collette Foundation*. Today breakfast will be included.

Travel to Peru. The enduring cultures and breathtaking beauty of the Andes await. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 18: Lima Today enjoy a city tour through the historical centre of Lima, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Admire the artwork at San Francisco Monastery and enter the catacombs. View the Government Centre, the Plaza de Armas’s elegant Cathedral, an abundance of colonial architecture, and the fashionable suburbs of San Isidro and Miraflores. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a dinner showcasing Peru’s delicious cuisine and festive entertainment. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 19: Lima - Cuzco - Sacred Valley Fly to Cuzco, in the heart of the Inca civilisation. Descend through the Andes to the majestic Sacred Valley of the Incas. Learn the centuries-old methods of spinning, dyeing and weaving Andean traditional textiles during a visit to Awana Kancha, a living museum of the Peruvian Andes. Later, stop in Pisac village to browse the colourful handicraft market. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 20: Sacred Valley - Ollantaytambo Sacred Valley Experience the lifestyle of the modern Andean people when you travel to a nearby community. This afternoon, visit the

Day 22: Machu Picchu - Cuzco

Day 23: Cuzco Explore the former capital of the Inca Empire during a colonial city tour and see the Cathedral, Santo Domingo and the Plaza de Armas. Discover the important sacred Incan ruins of Sacsayhuaman Fortress. This afternoon you may choose to explore the enigmatic Inca terraces at Maras and the salt mines of Moray. This evening, enjoy a dinner and performance of traditional Andean folkloric music and dance. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 24: Cuzco - Lima Enjoy some free time in Lima before your flight home tomorrow. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 25: Lima - Depart for Home Your tour ends today. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 26: Arrive Home

Day 1-4

Pestana Rio Atlantica, Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro Day 5-6 Loi Suites, Puerto Iguazu Day 7-8 Hotel Huentala Boutique, Mendoza Day 9-11 Panamericano, Buenos Aires Day 12-13 Panamericano Resort, Bariloche Day 14 Cabaña del Lago Hotel, Puerto Varas Day 15-16 Atton El Bosque Spa Hotel, Santiago Day 17-18 Doubletree El Pardo, Lima Day 19-20 Sonesta Posada del Inca, Yucay, Sacred Valley Day 21 Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel, Aguas Calientes Day 22-23 Novotel, Cuzco Day 24 Doubletree El Pardo, Lima Day 25 Overnight Flight

Tailor Your Holiday Stay longer in Lima from £50 per person per night. Tour extensions to Easter Island and / or the Peruvian Amazon region are also available. Please call us to discuss your requirements.

Select Your Tour Date in £s per person Departures 2014 From 23 Jan 20 Feb 7924

Departures 2014 From 23 Oct 7999 Departures 2015 From

27 Mar

22 Jan

25 Sep 7999

26 Feb

7999

Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with British Airways/ Iberia, out direct, return via Madrid. Single supplements from £1670-£1710. ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Regional flight departures available from Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. • T axes/fees to be paid while travelling in Peru are approx. 5 USD. •W  heelchairs and walkers cannot be accommodated on this tour. • In general, hotels outside of Lima are small with one or two levels and do not have lifts, which may require you to climb 10-15 steps to get to/from the room. • Y ou may require a certificate of Yellow Fever inoculation when travelling to Brazil, especially if you have travelled to Peru or another country where Yellow Fever is recognized as ‘endemic’ prior to arrival in Brazil. These fees are at your own expense. • E ach client is responsible for proper documentation and inoculations that may be required and/or recommended to participate on this tour. Please contact your local travel clinic or doctor for specific details on the destinations you are travelling to and from. • T he days and order of sightseeing may change to best utilise your time on tour.  ighest elevation is approximately 11,200 feet (Cuzco). •H • * Please note that Collette Foundation sites may not be available for visits due to school holidays or programming challenges. • F or departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. •O  n some dates alternative hotels may be used. •A  ll holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. •A  dditional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates.

Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

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Antarctica Antarctica

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Buenos Aires • Ushuaia • Tierra del Fuego National Park • 12 Night Cruise aboard MS Fram • The Drake Passage • Half Moon Island • Deception Island • Antarctic Sound • Port Lockroy • Tango Dinner Show

Day 1: Home - Overnight Flight Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport. Begin your journey to the ‘White Continent’ with an overnight flight to Buenos Aires.

historic Beagle Channel. Journey into the ‘Land of Fire’ at Tierra del Fuego National Park. Walk the shores of Roca Lake and see evidence of the settlements of the nowextinct Yámana indigenous people, and visit Lapataia Bay where the PanAmerican Highway ends. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 2: Buenos Aires, Argentina - Tour Begins

Day 5: Ushuaia - Embark Ship

Arrive this morning in Buenos Aires, the ‘Paris of South America’ and home of the tango. Enjoy a Porteños tour, viewing the Teatro Colon opera house; Avenida 9 de Julio honouring Argentinean independence; the Recoleta Cemetery, where ‘Evita’ rests in her tomb; the Presidential Palace, the Casa Rosada; and the San Telmo barrio lined with cobblestone streets. Before dinner, meet your fellow travellers at a special welcome reception. Today dinner will be included.

Day 3: Buenos Aires Today is at leisure to experience this lively city. Browse the boutiques of Calle Florida or visit one of the many renowned art museums. Perhaps choose to discover the Parana River delta and its picturesque islands, elegant mansions and craft market. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 4: Buenos Aires - Ushuaia This morning you fly to Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city, situated on the Patagonian peninsula overlooking the

This morning is yours to enjoy free time in this famous port town before boarding the state-of-the-art MS Fram expedition vessel. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 6: The Drake Passage Cruise south through the fabled Drake Passage, named for the legendary Sir Francis Drake. Warmer waters of the north meet the colder, denser waters of the south here in the Antarctic Convergence, making the area rich in marine life. Spot whales and sea birds as you begin this voyage of exploration. Experts provide presentations on history, biology and geology throughout your adventure. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 7: The Drake Passage - Antarctica Arrive in Antarctica - the last great wilderness stretching across ice-covered desert and mountains for over five million square miles. The ethereal beauty and immense scale of the continent is like nowhere else on the planet. Follow in the footsteps of the great explorers…the privilege of witnessing this fragile, remote environment is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 8: Antarctica

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The next seven days are filled with discovery. Weather conditions determine each sailing’s final itinerary. First, cruise through the astounding, glacier-lined Lemaire Channel - ‘Kodak Gap’ - and enter the majestic Neumayer Channel with its imposing cliffs. Humpback, killer and

minke whales - and icebergs - are common sights. PolarCirkel (rugged excursion) boats take you to incredible locations along the Antarctic Peninsula, which could include Half Moon Island, a small island in the South Shetland chain boasting mountainous views and a nesting place for chinstrap penguins, kelp gulls and Antarctic tern. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 9: Antarctica Continue your visits by PolarCirkel boats to locations which could include Whalers Bay, Deception Island, featuring an active volcanic caldera. Zodiac into Whalers Bay where ruins from a 20th century whaling station rest ashore. The black volcanic sand and waters upon the beach are warmed by geothermal vents. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 10: Antarctica Continue your visits by PolarCirkel boats to locations which could include: Neko Harbour, part of the Antarctic mainland nestled in the fjord-like Andvord Bay, where penguins plus elephant and weddel seals are often spotted. Or you may go to Antarctic Sound & Brown Bluff and hear the tale of the 1903 Swedish polar expedition which met its fate here at ‘Iceberg Alley.’ At Brown Bluff and you may have the chance to stroll the beach with the cute adélie penguins. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 11: Antarctica Continue your visits by PolarCirkel boats to locations which could include Port Lockroy, a harbour on Goudier Island and former British base, hosting cormorants and surrounded by glaciers and ice shelves. Here you can mail home a postcard with a rare Antarctic stamp. Or visit Wilhelmina Bay, where mountains and high glaciers create dramatic scenery. View the 1915 wreck of the Norwegian ship, Guvernøren. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

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Day 14: Antarctica

Continue your visits by PolarCirkel boats to locations which could include Yankee Harbour, on the South Shetland Islands, which was once the base of operations for early sealers. Today it still provides a natural safe haven for sailors and explorers like you who come to see the large colony of Gentoo penguins. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Continue your visits by PolarCirkel boats to locations which could include Petermann Island - a great spot for iceberg and whale-spotting. Marvel at spectacular views across the channel to the Antarctic Peninsula. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 13: Antarctica

Leave Antarctica, crossing the southern waters of the Drake Passage. Participate in engaging lectures on Antarctica’s wonders. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 15: Antarctica - The Drake Passage

Day 16: The Drake Passage Spend another day crossing Drake Passage. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 17: The Drake Passage - Ushuaia, Argentina - Disembark Ship - Buenos Aires Disembark the ship in Ushuaia, transfer to the airport and return to Buenos Aires. This evening, celebrate the end of your journey as you enjoy a dinner featuring Argentine favourites and a tango performance. Admire the passion and artistry of the show, meet the dancers and even try some steps of your own. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 18: Buenos Aires - Depart for Home Board your overnight flight to return home. Today breakfast will be included. PolarCirkel excursion boats

Collette Experiences • Explore Whalers Bay on Deception Island with its warm springs and black volcanic sand. • Discover multitudes of curious Antarctic wildlife, including seals, whales, albatross and penguins. • Cruise into small harbours and islands in PolarCirkel excursion boats for in-depth discoveries and personal adventures. • Journey into beautiful Tierra del Fuego National Park, the ‘Land of Fire.’

Overnight Flight Hotel Panamericano, Buenos Aires Alto Andino Hotel, Ushuaia MS Fram Hotel Panamericano, Buenos Aires Overnight Flight

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Day 12: Antarctica

Continue your visits by PolarCirkel boats to locations which could include Cuverville Island, sitting on the scenic Errera Channel, offers up excitement before you even make landfall. Embark upon a thrilling passage through the channel amid dramatic icebergs. Once on shore you will be surrounded by throngs of nesting penguins. Or you could visit the Almirante Brown Research Station in Paradise Harbour, where gentoo and chinstrap penguins nest. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

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Day 19: Arrive Home Arrive back in the UK where we will greet you at the airport and transport you back home.

Optional 4 Day Iguazu Falls Exploration Post Tour Extension Prices From: £1035 per person 4 Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner Please Note: For departure dates before 30 April 2014 a different Post Tour Extension may operate. Please call for further details.

There are many ways you can tailor your holiday.  Please call us to discuss your requirements.

Select Your Tour Date in £s per person Departures 2014 From 9 Jan 7924

Departures 2014 From 31 Dec 8899

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Prices are in £’s per person and are based on 2 adults sharing a twin/ double room departing from London Heathrow with direct flights on British Airways. Regional flight departures available from Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey & Newcastle. Please call for details. Single supplements from £3455 - £4520. ‡Lead in price includes Early Booking Offer. Prices are based on Standard Outside Cabin Category N, Deck 3. For cabin upgrades see above. • Airport departure taxes totaling approximately £30 GBP are to be paid at Buenos Aires and Ushuaia airports. • Passengers will receive a wind and waterproof jacket, and will be lent 1 pair of rubber boots for use during landings. • Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed. • Order of sightseeing on board the ship may vary based on departure and weather conditions and is at the sole discretion of the cruise line. • If the cabin category preferred is not available at the time of booking, the next closest category available will be offered and a surcharge may apply. • Cabins available are as follows: Inside cabins (category I), Outside cabins on Deck 3 (N), Outside cabins on a higher deck (U), Superior Outside cabins (F2), and Suites (M). Please see pricing for upgrade fees for higher decks and suites. Other cabin upgrades may be available on request basis. Single accommodations are limited and will be confirmed upon request and availability from the cruise line. • For departures before 30 April 2014, the itinerary may vary from the one shown in this brochure. Please call us for details of the itinerary for departure dates before 30 April 2014. • On some dates alternative hotels may be used. • All holidays are subject to availability and prices are correct at time of printing. • Additional departure dates may be available. Please call for guaranteed departure dates.

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Essential Travel Information PASSPORTS &VISAS

All the visa information provided in this brochure is for guidance and where visas are required, you must check with the relevant embassy or consulate on how to apply. Obtaining the proper proof of citizenship for entry to destination countries is the responsibility of each client. A valid 10 year machine readable passport is required for all individuals travelling outside of the United Kingdom. Passports must be valid for at least eight months beyond the return date from the destination. Some countries require a visa in addition to a valid passport for entry into the country. It will be necessary for you to check with the appropriate embassy or consulate for specific information and entry requirements.

LOST OR STOLEN PASSPORTS

If you do lose your passport abroad, please report the loss immediately to the police and British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Details of the local FCO representation at your destination can be obtained by telephoning 0845 850 2829 prior to departure, or by visiting www.fco.gov.uk/embassies.

DOOR TO DOOR TRANSFER SERVICE

Collette Worldwide Holidays includes a door to door transfer service on all individual bookings confirmed directly with Collette Worldwide Holidays or via a travel agent. The service is provided complimentary for distances of up to 100 miles from the point of collection to the departure airport. Collette Worldwide Holidays will offer the door to door transfer service with a supplementary cost for the extra mileage for those customers exceeding the 100 mile limit. All mileage is calculated using Google Maps. The service is offered per booking in the mainland UK and Northern Ireland only. Door to door transfers do not apply to tour only bookings or group bookings.

INCLUSIVE TOURING WITH COLLETTE WORLDWIDE HOLIDAYS

Inclusive Touring with Collette Worldwide means that we provide you with the peace of mind of knowing that all of the essential elements of your holiday are carefully looked after by us. We include the following with every escorted tour package booked with us. • transportation via motorcoach • quality accommodation in carefully selected locations • most meals as outlined in your itinerary • sightseeing as outlined in your itinerary • admission charges as outlined in your itinerary • porterage • applicable gratuities for bellmen, doormen and waiting staff. (Customary gratuities for cruise ship personnel, overnight passenger train personnel, local sightseeing guides, hotel housekeepers, drivers and Collette Tour Managers have not been included.) Important Note: Your travel dates may be during religious, state or local holidays. These holidays, with their associated closures, may disrupt museum/attraction visits and personal shopping time. We make every effort to minimize disruptions during the tour, however, we cannot be held responsible for attractions being closed. Please note that all travellers purchasing flights from Collette must ensure that the name as submitted to Collette matches the name on their passport. Please notify Collette, your travel agent or your group leader immediately in the event of any discrepancy. Airline tickets purchased from Collette Worldwide Holidays will be dispatched along with your travel documents.

‘TOUR ONLY’ WITH COLLETTE WORLDWIDE HOLIDAYS

If you purchase a ‘tour only’ holiday, please pay particular attention to flight segments that occur during the tour which are not included in your itinerary. Should you have any questions, please contact your booking agent or the Collette reservations department so we can ensure that travel during your tour goes smoothly. If you purchase a ‘tour only’ holiday, please provide Collette with your flight schedules for the entire tour 8 weeks prior to departure so that we can provide optimal service. Choosing to book a tour only with us excludes Collette Worldwide Holidays from any liability where your privately organised travel arrangements may result in inconvenient or difficult flight connection times/transfer times. We do not include transfers from the arrival and departure airport at the holiday destination with tour only bookings.

HEALTH & SAFETY OVERSEAS

If you are taking prescription medication, please be sure to take an adequate supply for your tour and a few additional days in original prescription containers. Medication should be packed in your carryon baggage (never in checked luggage).You may want to carry an extra prescription in case medication is lost. We also operate a ‘No Smoking’ policy on all of our coaches in the interests of our customers comfort and well being. During the tour, your motorcoach will make frequent stops for the convenience of both our smoking and non- smoking patrons. The Foreign & Commonwealth office produces up-to-date travel information to help British travellers make informed decisions about travelling abroad. For further information please visit: www.fco.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo or call 0845 850 2829. Alternatively you can contact ABTA’s Information Line on 0901 201 5050 (calls are charged at 50 pence per minute and their office is open Monday to Friday between 9am 5:30pm).We also recommend viewing the health advice from the Department of Health and discussing with your own local GP any specific needs you may have whilst travelling. The Department of Health is a source of information regarding health facilities, vaccinations, and up to date health information for travel including advice on Deep Vein Thrombosis. Please visit their website at www. dh.gov.uk for further details.

HOTEL CHECK IN & CHECK OUT

Most hotels make rooms available for check in at approximately 3pm on the day of arrival. Collette Worldwide Holidays has taken your time of arrival into consideration when arranging flights to accompany our tours. Customers travelling as tour only will have to make their own arrangements if arriving at the hotel before 3pm. On checking in, the hotel will ask each customer to register and will require an imprint of your credit card in order to cover personal items and incidentals. If you do not have a credit card for this purpose, a large cash deposit may be requested. Check out of hotels is usually between 10am and midday on the day of departure. If you have a late evening flight, we will inform you of this and ask if you wish to make provision for your departure by booking a day room on your last day (time permitting).

TRAVELLERS NEEDING SPECIAL ASSISTANCE

Collette Worldwide Holidays will make reasonable efforts to accommodate the special needs of tour participants. Persons requiring individual assistance must be accompanied by a companion who is capable of, and totally responsible for, providing the necessary assistance. Neither Collette Worldwide Holidays’ personnel nor its suppliers may physically lift or assist clients onto transportation vehicles. In order that we may better serve you, please ask your booking agent for a Special Needs form if applicable. We ask that this form be filled out and submitted to us at least eight weeks prior to your departure date so that we can make appropriate arrangements and inform your Collette Tour Manager. Please Note: It is a condition of your contract with us that you inform us before booking of any special needs or assistance that may be required from Collette during your tour. You will be responsible for indemnifying us in relation to any costs we incur as a result of any failure on your part to do so. The facilities on tour to assist individuals with disabilities vary from country to country, therefore we prefer to check what arrangements can be put in place well in advance and be in a position to notify you of any limitations.

COACH LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE

Due to limited vehicle capacity, one carry-on 36 inches/95 cms in length, height, and width; not to exceed 11 lbs/5 kg.) and one checked luggage (62 inches/160 cms in length, height and width; not to exceed 50 lbs/23 kgs) are allowed. Please note that these guidelines must be considered with the specific allowance permitted by the airline with whom you are booked to travel. If you exceed the limit of 2 bags, we cannot guarantee that your additional luggage will be able to fit in the vehicle. Storage or shipment of additional luggage will be at your expense. If we are able to accommodate your additional luggage, we will levy a £2.50 per hotel, per bag fee. Please remember to label your luggage and important items with your name and telephone number. We recommend that you do NOT put your home address on the outside of your luggage. It is advisable to give your full details on the inside of the bag. Please attach the BLUE luggage tag to your luggage. This tag will be in your document package. A durable plastic, rectangular tag is also provided compliments of Collette Worldwide Holidays. Please use this in addition to the BLUE luggage tag provided on your checked luggage or you may wish to use the plastic luggage tag on your carry on. Although every effort is made to handle passengers’ luggage carefully, we cannot be responsible, assume liability or accept claims for loss or damage to luggage and personal effects due to breakage, theft, or normal wear and tear that results from hotel, airline and group carrier handling. It is in your best interest to make certain you have adequate insurance to cover these eventualities. On safari tours, soft duffel bag luggage is required rather than a suitcase as storage space on safari vans is limited.

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Booking Conditions These Booking Conditions, together with our privacy and data protection policy, and any other written information we brought to your attention before we confirmed your booking, form the basis of your contract with Adventures Unlimited Inc. of Unit 11, Brook Business Centre, Cowley Mill Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 2FX, United Kingdom (‘we’ or ‘us’). Please read them carefully as they set out your respective rights and obligations. All the holidays in this brochure/website are operated by Adventures Unlimited Inc. trading under one of our trade names. We trade under the names Collette Worldwide Holidays and RHS Garden Holidays. We use the RHS Garden Holidays brand name under licence from the Royal Horticultural Society. References to ‘you’ and ‘your’ include the first named person on the booking and all persons on whose behalf a booking is made or any other person to whom a booking is transferred. By making a booking, the first named person on the booking agrees on behalf of all persons detailed on the booking that:1. He/she has read these terms and conditions and has the authority to and does agree to be bound by them; 2. He/she consents to our use of information in accordance with our Privacy & Data Protection Policy; 3. He/she is over 18 years of age and resident in the United Kingdom and where placing an order for services with age restrictions declares that he/she and all members of the party are of the appropriate age to purchase those services.

1. MAKING A BOOKING AND PAYING FOR YOUR HOLIDAY

When you confirm your booking you must pay the applicable deposit or full payment detailed in Table 1a on page 128.If the arrangements you wish to book are available we will issue a Confirmation Invoice and send this to you or your travel agent.A binding contract will come into existence between you and us as soon as we have issued you with this Confirmation Invoice. If your confirmed arrangements include a flight, we (or if you booked via an authorised agent of ours, that agent) will also issue you with an ATOL Certificate. Upon receipt, if you believe that any details on the confirmation or ATOL Certificate (or any other document) are wrong you must advise us immediately as changes cannot be made later and it may harm your rights if we are not notified of any inaccuracies in any document within ten days of our sending it out (five days for tickets). The balance of the cost of your arrangements is due in accordance with Table 1a on page 128. If we do not receive all payments in full and on time, we reserve the right to treat your booking as cancelled by you in which case the cancellation charges set out in Table 2a and 2b below will become payable. For flight inclusive bookings covered by our ATOL, any money paid to an authorised agent of ours is held by that agent on behalf of and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust at all times, but subject to the agent’s obligation to pay it to us for so long as we do not fail financially. If we do fail financially, any money held at that time by the agent or subsequently accepted from the consumer by the agent, is and continues to be held by that agent on behalf of and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust without any obligation to pay that money to us. In the case of international payments you must ensure that the full GBP Sterling amount is received by us after all bank charges have been levied.

2. DEPOSITS & BALANCES

Further to clause 1, in order to confirm your chosen arrangements, you must pay a deposit. The deposit payable and the time that the balance of the cost of your arrangements (including any surcharge where applicable) will become due will vary depending on the holiday you book:Table 1a. Holiday Deposit Payable Balance due not less than All holidays (excluding £175 per person 60 days before departure cruise holidays and holidays to Australia & New Zealand) Holidays to Australia £300 per person 60 days before & New Zealand departure £175 per person 120 days before Ocean and river cruise holidays £175 per person departure Holidays to Antarctica £175 per person 180 days before departure

3. THE PRICE OF YOUR HOLIDAY

The price of your travel arrangements has been calculated using the exchange rate of $1.55 to £1 in relation to the following currencies: US$ and £GBP. We reserve the right to amend the price of unsold holidays at any time and correct errors in the prices of confirmed holidays. The price of your confirmed holiday is subject at all times to changes in transport costs such as fuel, scheduled airfares and any other airline cost changes which are part of our contracts with airlines (and their agents), cruise ship operators and any other transport provider; to cost changes arising from government action such as changes in VAT or any other government imposed changes; and to changes in currency exchange rates and to dues, taxes or fees chargeable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports any or all of which may result in a variation of your holiday price. We will absorb and you

will not be charged for any increase equivalent to 2% of the price of your travel arrangements, which excludes insurance premiums and any amendment charges and/or additional services or travel arrangements. You will be charged for the amount over and above that, plus an administration charge of £1.00 per person together with an amount to cover agents’ commission. If this means that you have to pay an increase of more than 10% of the price of your travel arrangements (excluding any insurance premiums, amendment charges and/or additional services or travel arrangements), you will have the options set out in Clause 8 below. There will be no change made to the price of your holiday within 30 days of your departure nor will refunds be paid during this period. We will consider an appropriate refund of insurance premiums paid if you can show that you are unable to transfer or reuse your policy. Should the price of your holiday go down due to the changes mentioned above, by more than 2% of your holiday cost, then any refund due will be paid to you. However, please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your travel due to contractual and other protection in place.

4. CUTTING YOUR HOLIDAY SHORT

If you are forced to return home early, we cannot refund the cost of any services you have not used. If you cut short your holiday and return home early in circumstances where you have no reasonable cause for complaint about the standard of accommodation and services provided, we will not offer you any refund for that part of your holiday not completed, or be liable for any associated costs you may incur. Depending on the circumstances, your travel insurance may offer cover for curtailment and we suggest that any claim is made directly with them.

5. CHANGES BY YOU

If after your holiday has been confirmed, you wish to alter your booking, we will try to make the necessary arrangements provided we receive written confirmation of the change from the person who signed the booking form, or your travel agent, before the date on which the final balance of the cost of your holiday is due. If you are prevented from travelling it may be possible to transfer your booking to another suitable person provided that written notice is given no later than 28 days before you are due to depart. Whilst we will do our best to assist, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to meet your requested change. Changes and transfers will be subject to an administrative fee as well as any applicable rate changes or extra costs incurred by ourselves and any costs or charges incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers. You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible. Where we are unable to assist you and you do not wish to proceed with the original booking we will treat this as a cancellation by you. A cancellation fee may be payable. Note: Certain arrangements may not be amended after they have been confirmed and any alteration could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements.

6. IF YOU CANCEL

If you or any other member of your party decides to cancel your confirmed booking you must notify us in writing. Your notice of cancellation will only take effect when it is received in writing by us at our offices. Cancellation charges to compensate us for estimated losses and expenses are calculated from the date we receive your written notification of cancellation and will be payable up to the maximum shown in Tables 2a and 2b below. The cancellation charge detailed below is calculated on the basis of the total cost payable by the person(s) cancelling excluding insurance premiums and amendment charges which are not refundable in the event of the person(s) to whom they apply cancelling:Table 2a: All holidays excluding ocean/river cruises and holidays to Antarctica Period Before Departure Cancellation Charge More than 60 days Deposit only 60 - 29 days 50% of holiday cost 28 - 15 days 60% of holiday cost 14 - 8 days 75% of holiday cost 7 - 4 days 90% of holiday cost 3 days to date of departure or 100% of holiday cost or later Table 2b: All ocean/river cruises and holidays to Antarctica Period Before Departure Cancellation Charge Before balance due date Deposit only Before balance due date - 90 days 50% of holiday cost 89 - 45 days 60% of holiday cost 44 - 21 days 75% of holiday cost 20 - 8 days 80% of holiday cost 7 - 4 days 90% of holiday cost 3 days to date of departure 100% of holiday cost Note: Certain arrangements may not be amended after they have been confirmed and any alteration or cancellation could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements in addition to the charge above. You may be able to reclaim these charges (less any applicable excess) under the terms of your insurance policy. We will deduct

the cancellation charge(s) from any monies you have already paid to us. If some, but not all party members cancel, additional charges may be payable by the remaining members, e.g. under occupancy charges or single supplements. No allowance or refund can be made for your meals, rooms, excursions etc., included in the price of your tour but not taken, nor can any refund be made for lost, mislaid, or destroyed travel tickets or vouchers. If any member of your party is prevented from travelling, that person(s) may transfer their place to someone else (introduced by you and satisfying all the conditions applicable to the arrangements) providing we are notified not less than 28 days before departure and you pay an amendment fee of £50 per person transferring, meet all costs and charges incurred by us and/or incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers and the transferee agrees to these booking conditions and all other terms of the contract between us. If you are unable to find a replacement, cancellation charges as set out will apply in order to cover our estimated costs. Otherwise, no refunds will be given for passengers not travelling or for unused services.

7. ALTERATIONS AND CANCELLATIONS BY US

Occasionally, we may have to make changes to and cancel your holiday arrangements and we reserve the right to do so at any time. Most of these changes will be minor and we will advise you or your travel agent of them at the earliest possible date. We also reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements. For example, if the minimum number of clients required for a particular travel arrangement is not reached, we may have to cancel it. However, we will not cancel your travel arrangements less than 60 days before your departure date, except for reasons of force majeure (as defined in Clause 13) or failure by you to pay your final balance. Most changes will be minor and we will advise you or your travel agent of them at the earliest opportunity. Your rights vary depending on whether we make a ‘minor’ or ‘major’ change. Examples of “minor changes” include the following when made before departure. Any change in the identity of the carrier(s), flight timings, and/or aircraft type is deemed to be a minor change. Other examples of minor changes include alteration of your outward/ return flights by less than 12 hours, changes to aircraft type, change of accommodation to another of the same standard. Examples of “major changes” include the following when made before departure; a change of accommodation area for the whole or a major part of your holiday, a change of accommodation to that of a lower official classification for the whole or a major part of your holiday, a change of outward departure time or overall length of your holiday of twelve or more hours, the closure of the only or all advertised swimming pool(s) at your accommodation for an extended period and, in the case of tours, a significant change of itinerary missing out one or more major destination substantially or altogether. If we have to make a major change or cancel, we will tell you as soon as possible and if there is time to do so before departure, we will offer you the choice of i) (for major changes) accepting the changed arrangements ii) having a refund of all monies paid or iii) accepting an offer of alternative travel arrangements of comparable standard from us, if available (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value). You must notify us of your choice within 7 days of our offer. If you fail to do so we will assume that you have chosen to accept the change or alternative booking arrangements. If we make a major change or cancel, less than 60 days before departure, we will also pay compensation as detailed below:

8. COMPENSATION FOR MAJOR CHANGES & CANCELLATIONS

Period before departure a Compensation significant change or per person cancellation is notified to (excluding infants) you [or your travel agent] 60 days or more NIL £20 59-45 days 44-30 days £30 under 30 days £50 The compensation that we offer does not exclude you from claiming more if you are entitled to do so. We will not pay you compensation where we make a major change or cancel more than 60 days before departure or in the event that we are forced to make a change or cancel as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which we could not have avoided even with all due care. All holidays operate subject to a minimum number of bookings. We will not, however, cancel for lack of numbers less than 60 days before departure. The above sets out the maximum extent of our liability for changes and cancellations and we regret we cannot meet any expenses or losses you may incur as a result of change or cancellation. Please note: where accommodation with a higher price than the original accommodation is offered by us and accepted by you, the difference in price will be deducted from any compensation payable. In no case will we pay compensation if accommodation is offered by us and accepted by you with a higher price than that originally booked in the same location where no additional payment is made by you. We will not pay you compensation and the above options will not be available if we make a minor change or cancel as a result of your failure to make full payment on time or where the change(s) or cancellation by us arises out of alterations to the confirmed booking requested by you.

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Booking Conditions Very rarely, we may be forced by “force majeure” (see clause 13) to change or terminate your arrangements after departure. If this situation does occur, we regret we will be unable to make any refunds (unless we obtain any from our suppliers), pay you compensation or meet any costs or expenses you incur as a result. If we become unable to provide a significant proportion of the services that you have booked with us after you have departed, we will make alternative arrangements for you at no extra charge and, if appropriate in all the circumstances, will pay you reasonable compensation.

9. PASSPORTS, VISAS AND HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

Passport and visa requirements vary depending on your destination. The information which we provide is for guidance only, and we cannot accept any liability. We recommend that you contact the relevant consulate to check any restrictions that may apply. Requirements do change and you must check the up to date position in good time before departure. Please contact your doctor for advice on health requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have a proper passport and visa and that no personal circumstances such as a criminal offence or travel to another country will affect your individual visa requirements, and that you have the required vaccinations to gain entry to any country which you are visiting. Most countries now require passports to be valid for at least 6 months after your return date. If your passport is in its final year, you should check with the Embassy of the country you are visiting. For further information contact the Passport Office on 0870 5210410 or visit www.passport.gov.uk Special conditions apply for travel to the USA, and all passengers must have individual machine readable passports. Please check www.usembassy.org.uk For European holidays you should obtain a completed and issued form EHIC prior to departure. Up to date travel advice can be obtained from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, visit www.fco.gov.uk Non British passport holders, including other EU nationals, should obtain up to date advice on passport and visa requirements from the Embassy, High Commission or Consulate of your destination or country(ies) through which you are travelling. If you fail to take the necessary steps, Collette Worldwide Holidays has no liability to you and you will have to pay Collette Worldwide Holidays any costs which Collette Worldwide Holidays incurs through helping you because of such failure on your part. Further, Collette Worldwide Holidays is not liable to you for any illness or discomfort you suffer through failure to have required vaccinations or to follow medical advice.

10. SINGLE TRAVELLER OCCUPANCY

We levy a single traveller supplement for those travelling on their own because our contract with hotels is based on a price per room, while our holidays are sold per person including flights and other elements. Therefore, the per person price for a single traveller includes the entire room cost. It is not our intention to penalise anyone who is under occupying the accommodation we provide and we certainly do not make additional or excessive profits from these sales: the price we charge merely reflects the real cost to us. If a hotel is able to offer accommodation designed for single occupancy only, we will normally charge a reduced supplement, considerably smaller than the one we apply when a single traveller occupies a double room. Allocation of rooms is at the discretion of each individual hotel and not something that Collette Worldwide Holidays can influence.

11. DEALING WITH COMPLAINTS

Collette Worldwide Holidays will make every effort to make your holiday as enjoyable and trouble free as possible. Most problems can be sorted out straight away if we know about them. If you have a complaint, you must advise our representatives straight away and the supplier of the service(s) in question. Any verbal notification must be confirmed in writing as soon as possible. You may also contact us directly using the emergency telephone number enclosed with your travel documents. That number will put you in touch with one of our employees who will take all reasonable steps to help you. If you feel that a complaint has not been dealt with satisfactorily, you must write within 28 days of your return from holiday to: Customer Services Department, Collette Worldwide Holidays, Unit 11, Cowley Mill Road, Brook Business Centre, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 2FX, quoting your booking reference number. We will need to investigate your complaint. An acknowledgement shall be sent no later than 14 days from the date of receipt of correspondence. A detailed reply, or a reply containing a detailed explanation for any delay, shall be sent no later than 28 days from the date of receipt of correspondence. The final date for dealing in full with such correspondence shall be 56 days from the date of receipt of that correspondence. Failure to follow the procedure set out in this clause may reduce or even extinguish any right which you may have to compensation. Disputes arising out of, or in connection with, this contract which cannot be amicably settled may be referred to arbitration, if the customer so wishes, under a special Scheme arranged by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), and administered independently by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. The scheme provides for a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability on the customer in respect of costs. Full details will be provided on request or can be obtained from the ABTA website (www.abta. com). The Scheme does not apply to claims for an amount greater than £5,000 per person. There is also a limit of £25,000 per booking form. Neither does it apply to claims which are solely in respect of physical injury or illness or their consequences. The Scheme can

however deal with compensation claims which include an element of minor injury or illness subject to a limit of £1,000 on the amount the arbitrator can award per person in respect of this element. The application for arbitration and Statement of Claim must be received by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators within nine months of the date of return from the holiday. Outside this time limit arbitration under the Scheme may still be available if the company agrees, but the ABTA Code does not require such agreement. For injury and illness claims, you may like to use the ABTA/Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Mediation Procedure. This is a voluntary scheme and requires your tour operator to agree for mediation to go ahead. The aim is to help you resolve your dispute in a quick and cost effective way. Details on request or from www.abta.com.

12. BEHAVIOUR

You must not behave in a way which may cause distress or annoyance to others. If, in the opinion of ourselves, any airline personnel, accommodations manager or other person in authority, you are behaving in such a way as to cause danger, distress or annoyance to others or damage to property, your holiday arrangements may be terminated by either ourselves or the supplier concerned. In this situation, our liability to you and/or your party will cease and you and/or your party will be required to leave your accommodation or other service immediately. We will not be responsible for making any refunds, paying any compensation or meeting any costs or expenses you incur as a result. You and/ or your party may also be required to pay for loss and/or damage caused by your actions and we will hold you and each member of your party jointly and individually liable for any damage or losses caused by you or any member of your party. Full payment for any such damage or losses must be paid directly to the hotel manager or other supplier prior to departure from the hotel. If you fail to make payment, you will be responsible for meeting any claims (including legal costs) subsequently made against us as a result of your actions together with all costs we incur in pursuing any claim against you. We cannot be held responsible for the actions or behaviour of other guests or individuals who have no connection with your booking arrangements or with us.

13. FORCE MAJEURE

Except where otherwise expressly stated in these booking conditions we will not be liable or pay you compensation if our contractual obligations to you are affected by any event which we or the supplier(s) of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. These events can include, but are not limited to war, threat of war, civil strife, terrorist activity and its consequences or the threat of such activity, riot, the act of any government or other national or local authority including port or river authorities, industrial dispute, lock closure, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, chemical or biological disaster and adverse weather, sea, ice and river conditions and all similar events outside our or the supplier(s) concerned’s control. Advice from the Foreign Office to avoid or leave a particular country may constitute Force Majeure. We will follow the advice given by the Foreign Office.

14. OUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR HOLIDAY

(1) We will accept responsibility for the arrangements we agree to provide or arrange for you as an “organiser” under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 as set out below. Subject to these booking conditions, if we or our suppliers negligently perform or arrange the services which we are obliged to provide for you under our contract with you, as set out on your confirmation invoice, we will pay you reasonable compensation. The level of such compensation will be calculated taking into consideration all relevant factors such as but not limited to: following the complaints procedure as described in these conditions and the extent to which ours or our employees’ or suppliers’ negligence affected the overall enjoyment of your holiday. Please note that it is your responsibility to show that we or our supplier(s) have been negligent if you wish to make a claim against us. (2) We will not be responsible or pay you compensation for any injury, illness, death, loss, damage, expense, cost or other claim of any description if it results from: (a) the act(s) and/or omission(s) of the person(s) affected; (b) the act(s) and/or omission(s) of a third party unconnected with the provision of the services contracted for and which were unforeseeable or unavoidable; or (c) unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond ours or our supplier(s) control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised; or (d) an event which either ourselves, our employees, agents or suppliers and subcontractors could not, even with all due care, have foreseen or forestalled. (3) We limit the amount of compensation we may have to pay you if we are found liable under this clause: (a) loss of and/or damage to any luggage or personal possessions and money. The maximum amount we will have to pay you in respect of these claims is £25 per person in total because you are assumed to have adequate insurance in place to cover any losses of this kind. (b) Claims not falling under (a) above and which don’t involve injury, illness or death. The maximum amount we will have to pay you in respect of these claims is twice the price paid by or on behalf of the person(s) affected in total. This maximum amount will only be payable where everything has gone wrong and you or your party has

not received any benefit at all from your booking. (c) Claims in respect of international travel by air, sea and rail, or any stay in a hotel. i) The extent of our liability will in all cases be limited as if we were carriers under the appropriate Conventions, which include The Warsaw/Montreal Convention (international travel by air); The Athens Convention (with respect to sea travel); The Berne/Cotif Convention (with respect to rail travel) and The Paris Convention (with respect to hotel arrangements). You can ask for copies of these Conventions from our offices. Please contact us. In addition, you agree that the operating carrier or transport company’s own ‘Conditions of Carriage’ will apply to you on that journey. When arranging transportation for you, we rely on the terms and conditions contained within these international conventions and those ‘Conditions of Carriage’. You acknowledge that all of the terms and conditions contained in those ‘Conditions of Carriage’ form part of your contract with us, as well as with the transport company and that those ‘Conditions of Carriage’ shall be deemed to be included by reference into this contract. ii) In any circumstances in which a carrier is liable to you by virtue of the Denied Boarding Regulation 2004, any liability we may have to you under our contract with you, arising out of the same facts, is limited to the remedies provided under the Regulation as if (for this purpose only) we were a carrier. iii) When making any payment, we are entitled to deduct any money which you have received or are entitled to receive from the transport provider or hotelier for the complaint or claim in question. (4) It is a condition of our acceptance of liability under this clause that you notify any claim to ourselves and our supplier(s) strictly in accordance with the complaints procedure set out in these conditions. (5) Where any payment is made, the person(s) receiving it (and their parent or guardian if under 18 years) must also assign to ourselves or our insurers any rights they may have to pursue any third party and must provide ourselves and our insurers with all assistance we may reasonably require. (6) Please note, we cannot accept any liability for any damage, loss or expense or other sum(s) of any description which on the basis of the information given to us by you concerning your booking prior to our accepting it, we could not have foreseen you would suffer or incur if we breached our contract with you; or (b) any business losses. (7) We will not accept responsibility for services or facilities which do not form part of our agreement or where they are not advertised in our brochure. For example any excursion you book whilst away, or any service or facility which your hotel or any other supplier agrees to provide for you.

15. PROMPT ASSISTANCE IN RESORT

If the contract we have with you is not performed or is improperly performed as a result of failures attributable to a third party unconnected with the provision of the services, or as a result of failures due to unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised, or an event which we or our suppliers, even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall, and you suffer an injury or other material loss, we will offer you such prompt assistance as is reasonable in the circumstances.

16. CONDITIONS OF SUPPLIERS

Many of the services which make up your holiday are provided by independent suppliers. Those suppliers provide these services in accordance with their own terms and conditions Those suppliers provide these services in accordance with their own terms and conditions which will form part of your contract with us. Some of these terms and conditions may limit or exclude the supplier’s liability to you, usually in accordance with applicable International Conventions. Copies of the relevant parts of these terms and conditions are available on request from ourselves or the supplier concerned.

17. DELAYS AND OTHER TRAVEL INFORMATION

If you or any member of your party miss your flight or other transport arrangement, it is cancelled or you are subject to a delay of over 3 hours for any reason, you must contact us and the airline or other transport supplier concerned immediately. The Package Travel etc Regulations 1992 provide that in the event that you experience difficulty on the occurrence of circumstances described in clauses 14 (3) (a) (b) (c) of these booking conditions, we will provide you with prompt assistance. Where you experience a delay which is not owing to any failure by us, our employees or sub-contractors, this prompt assistance is likely to extend to providing help in locating refreshments, accommodation and communications but not paying for them. Any airline or other transport supplier may however pay for or provide refreshments and/or appropriate accommodation and you should make a claim directly to them. Subject to the other terms of these conditions, we will not be liable for any costs, fees or charges you incur in the above circumstances, if you fail to obtain our prior authorisation before making your own travel arrangements. Subject to the other terms of these conditions, we will not be liable for any costs, fees or charges you incur in the above circumstances, if you fail to obtain our prior authorisation before making your own travel arrangements.