First Class Europe & Britain 2013 (Aus)
When you explore Europe with Trafalgar, we make sure you feel like a traveller not a tourist.
EUROPE & BRITAIN www.trafalgar.com GUIDED HOLIDAYS & CITY BREAKS ENT DISCOU NTS See pag e 24 104 EXPERTLY PLANNED GUIDED HOLIDAYS EARLY PAYM INCLUDED AUTHENTIC LOCAL DINING & UNIQUE SIGHTSEEING INCLUDED ALL FIRST CLASS ACCOMMODATION & TRANSPORTATION 2013 Dear Traveller, I'd personally like to welcome you to the unique world of Trafalgar, where we open the door to unforgettable travel experiences in Europe. With over 65 years' experience in guided holidays, we specialise in revealing the world around us to millions of satisfied guests. We're the friend you wish you had in each destination. Our local knowledge and expertise ensures your travel dreams are fulfilled. Each guided holiday provides the right balance of included sightseeing and free time with many First Class inclusions. We carefully select First Class hotels in locations that complement your itinerary. And we look after you during your stay making sure you don't have to lift a finger. You'll travel on our modern coaches with professional Coach Drivers who are dedicated to taking care of you. And we'll introduce you to a world of culinary delights showcased by special Highlight Meals that immerse you in the local flavours of the regions you visit. But we also do something that no one else does. We'll show you Europe from a unique insider's view, with exclusive experiences you won't encounter any other way. We'll reveal the unexpected and surprise you with places only locals know about. You'll be invited to savour authentic dishes in unique venues with our exclusive Be My Guest dining experiences. And with our outstanding Travel Directors, you'll discover more than you ever could on your own. As a family-owned company, we're always going the extra mile to offer genuine travel experiences at exceptional value. I'm proud to lead a team that works tirelessly to ensure we make it easy for our guests to see, explore and embrace the places they visit. So please, come join us on the holiday of a lifetime in Europe. Gavin Tollman, Trafalgar CEO 2 Provence, France Geiranger Sognefjord Lillehammer Bergen NORWAY Oslo SWE Stavanger Aalborg Edinburgh Tower Bridge, England Belfast Dublin NORTH SEA DENMARK Copenhagen IRELAND Cardiff UNITED KINGDOM London NETHERLANDS Rotterdam Bruges Lille Groningen Hamburg Amsterdam Zutphen Berlin GERMANY CELTIC SEA BELGIUM Brussels Cologne Frankfurt Luxembourg Pr Omaha Beach Bayeux Caen Paris Mont St. Michael Tours Amboise CZECH Munich V Zurich Innsbruck AUS FRANCE BAY OF BISCAY Bordeaux SWITZERLAND Beaune Evian Chamonix Venice Lyon Aix-les-Bains Milan Turin Florence SLOVE Eiffel Tower, France Santander Burgos Pamplona Avignon Aix-en-Provence Nimes Biarritz Nice Marseille Cannes Lourdes Carcassonne ITALY Rome Olbia Isle of Capri CORSICA Barcelona Ajaccio Alghero Oporto Salamanca Viseu Madrid PORTUGAL Lisbon Evora Fatima SPAIN Cordoba Seville Valencia SARDINIA Cagliari Palermo S Granada Costa del Sol Agrigento SICILY Vilamoura MALTA Rabat Casablanca Fez MOROCCO Erfoud TUNISIA KEY: = Overnight Stays Marrakesh Quarzazate Plaza Espa�a, Spain ALGERIA 3 GULF OF BOTHNIA FINLAND Helsinki LAKE LADOGA St Petersburg WEDEN Stockholm Tallinn ESTONIA Novgorod LATVIA BALTIC SEA Riga RUSSIA Moscow en LITHUANIA Vilnius Minsk St. Basil's Cathedral, Russia BELARUS Warsaw POLAND Prague Krakow UKRAINE CH REPUBLIC SLOVAKIA Budapest Vienna MOLDOVA STRIA Zagreb HUNGARY ROMANIA Sibiu SERBIA ENIA CROATIA Plitvice Lakes BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA MONTE -NEGRO Bucharest Hvar Dubrovnik Sofia MACEDONIA BULGARIA BLACK SEA GEORGIA Alberobello Sorrento Lecce ALBANIA Istanbul Canakkale Bursa Ankara AZERBAIJAN Kalambaka Taormina GREECE Delphi Athens Mykonos Santorini TURKEY Izmir Pamukkale Konya Antalya Cappadocia Y Olympia CRETE CYPRUS LEBANON SYRIA MEDITERRANEAN SEA Tiberias Tel Aviv Jerusalem IRAQ Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy EGYPT LIBYA Alexandria Cairo ISRAEL Ein Gev Amman JORDAN Petra PE Sharm el Sheik Luxor Aswan SAUDI ARABIA RED SEA ENLARGED MAP OF UNITED KINGDOM Thurso We've got Europe covered! Wherever you dream of going � Trafalgar can take you there, travelling to 37 out of 53 countries in Europe. For full details on each destination, see the individual itinerary pages or visit www.trafalgar.com Killarney Letterkenny Inverness Isle of Skye Scottish Highlands Ballachulish Glasgow Aberdeen Scottish Highlands Edinburgh Londonderry/Derry Sligo Ballina Castlebar Galway Limerick Belfast Lake District Harrogate Dublin Liverpool Chester Manchester York IRELAND Waterford UNITED KINGDOM Warwick Cambridge Stratford-Upon-Avon London Llandrindod Wells Cardiff Bideford Plymouth Kenmare Cork Bristol Tunbridge Wells Portsmouth Eastbourne Hamburg Berlin GERMANY Cologne Boppard Frankfurt W�rzburg Heidelberg Nuremberg Rothenburg Black Forest Munich Breitnau Lucerne Oberammergau Zurich Engelberg Salzburg Innsbruck Dresden Prague CZECH REPUBLIC Vienna AUSTRIA St Veit Lake Bled SWITZERLAND Geneva Zermatt Baveno Lake Maggiore Turin Santa Margherita La Spezia St Moritz Lugano Como Milan Lake Garda Parma Cortina D'Ampezzo Venice Bologna Montecatini Florence Assisi ITALY ENLARGED MAP OF CENTRAL EUROPE Rome Naples Isle of Capri Amalfi Coast Sorrento Alberobello Lecce Santorini, Greece 5 Contents Introduction Map Travel with an insider Why a guided holiday is perfect for you Say hello to new friends Magical sightseeing Dining experiences A good night's sleep Travel at its best & TreadRight Foundation Holiday styles Sensational savings & air deals Hotels: where you will stay Extend your stay in London & Europe Airport transfers, gold seal additional protection & customised group holidays Things to know, express check-in & booking conditions 2 3�5 8�9 10 � 11 12 � 13 14 � 15 16 � 17 18 � 19 20 � 21 22 � 23 24 � 25 238 � 239 240 � 241 242 � 243 244 � 245 BRITAIN & IRELAND Code BIBT BDEVA BSENA BHIL BKEN FCAS BBOB BBRT BBIH BIBI BPAN BIGT IRIH IDIN IRBO IREX BIAS BBOS BHLD Days Page Introduction to Britain & Ireland with First Class Highlights 74-75 Real Britain 6 76-77 Best of Devon & Cornwall 6 78-79 Scenic England 6 80-81 Amazing Britain 8 82-83 English Country Gardens s 9 84-85 Castles & Kilts q 10 86-87 Best of Britain 11 88-89 The Britannia 15 90-91 Britain & Ireland Highlights 8 92-93 Wonders of Britain & Ireland 12 94-95 Britain & Ireland Panorama 16 96-97 Britain & Ireland Grandeur 20 98-99 Irish Highlights 7 100-101 Scenic Ireland o 8 102-103 Best of Ireland 10 104-105 Irish Experience 11 106-107 Best of Ireland & Scotland 15 108-109 Best of Scotland o 7 110-111 Scottish Highlands, Islands & Cities 13 112-113 CITY BREAKS Code RPA7A RPA5 LLPS LPRS PWES PARS ROAI SPAIN, PORTUGAL, MOROCCO & FRANCE Days Page 26-27 28 29 30-31 32-33 34 35 36-37 Code FTOF FWOF FFULC FBAT FBOF FRSPA SPWO SBES STSP PORT SHIG SMAP MORBA Days Page Introduction to City Breaks London, Stratford & Bath 7 London Week 7 London & Paris incl. Eurostar 8 London, Paris & Rome incl. Eurostar r 10 Paris Week 8 Paris & Rome r 8 Rome, Athens & Istanbul r 10 ITALY & COMBINATIONS Code ITIH ITRO INOR ITMI ITIE ITDI IGICB ITGVB ISAR ITBE ITCO ITBO ITGL ITGA ITSCA ITIS ITAGC Days Page 38-39 40-41 42-43 44-45 46-47 48-49 50-51 52-53 54-55 56-57 58-59 60-61 62-63 64-65 66-67 68-69 70-71 72-73 Introduction to Italy & Combinations Italian Holiday r 7 Rome & Tuscan Highlights o r 9 Northern Italy incl. Cinque Terre 9 Milan & Italian Treasures o 9 Flavours of Italy r 10 Italian Discovery r 10 Great Italian Cities o r 10 Contrasts of Italy r 10 Corsica & Sardinia o s 11 Italy Bellissimo r 11 Italian Concerto o r 11 Best of Italy r 13 Italian Glory o r 13 Grand Italian Experience r 16 Southern Italy & Sicily r 10 Best of Italy & Sicily r 15 Best of Italy & Greece with Greek Cruise Options r 15 Introduction to Spain, Portugal, Morocco & France 114-115 The Treasures of France 8 116-117 Wonderful France 9 118-119 Paris & Provence o 11 120-121 WW1 & WW2 Battlefields s 12 122-123 Best of France 13 124-125 Highlights of France & Barcelona with Madrid Option r 9 126-127 Spanish Wonder r 9 128-129 Best of Spain 15 130-131 Scenic Spain & Portugal s 9 132-133 Best of Portugal 11 134-135 Highlights of Spain & Portugal 13 136-137 Spain, Morocco & Portugal 16 138-139 Best of Morocco 9 140-141 CRUISE CONNECTIONS Itineraries showing the Cruise Connection symbol start and end in cities or major ports, where you can opt to enjoy an ocean cruise pre or post your Trafalgar guided holiday. o At Leisure Train Holidays r Cruise Connection s New Itinerary q Family Experiences Inspired Holidays Book Early 6 CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE INCLUDING Days RUSSIA & SCANDINAVIA Code EBHO EHBL GBOGB GBGA CSOM SWAU SWBO STGV EBOE CEOX CBOHA CPVB CHEE CHSC SWHS SCFAA SCEH SCRU Introduction to Central & Eastern Europe Best of Holland Best of Holland, Belgium & Luxembourg Best of Germany Best of Germany & Austria Sound of Music Switzerland & Austria Best of Switzerland Contrasts of Switzerland Grand Alpine Experience Imperial Europe Bohemian Highlights Prague, Vienna & Budapest Highlights of Eastern Europe Highlights of Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Wonders of St. Petersburg & Moscow Scenic Scandinavia & Its Fjords Best of Finland, Russia & the Baltic States Capitals of the North Page 142-143 7 144-145 o 10 146-147 12 148-149 13 150-151 o 10 152-153 13 154-155 9 156-157 8 158-159 14 160-161 10 162-163 o 15 164-165 o 10 166-167 17 168-169 o 14 170-171 o 8 172-173 14 174-175 15 176-177 s 15 178-179 The canals in Amsterdam, The Netherlands EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES Code EHIG ETAVA EROL FSPL ESPLA EMAR EWHI ESEN EELE ETGV EINT EHORB ETRA EGAR EGRE ESUPC Days Page EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN Code ATAM ATLM ATOM AGBOA AGIH ESHAA JORD EGBO EGVO EGWE ISBO THOTA TAPM TBOT Days Page Introduction to Eastern Mediterranean 180-181 Greek Cruise Introduction 182 Athens & Aegean 183 r 8 Ancient Lands 184 r 8 Aegean Odyssey 185 r 11 Best of Greece r 8 186-187 Best of Greece with 3, 4 & 7 Day Cruise Options 188-189 Greek Island Hopper o r 10 190-191 Egypt, Cairo & Sharm el-Sheikh 192 o 9 Jordan Experience with Dead Sea Option 5 193 Best of Egypt 9 194-195 Egyptian Voyager 9 196 Wonders of Ancient Egypt 12 197 Best of Israel r 9 198-199 Highlights of Turkey 200 r 8 Highlights of Turkey with Cruise Option 16 201 Best of Turkey 14 202-203 r Introduction to European Discoveries 204-205 European Highlights with Eurostar Option 7 206-207 European Traveller r 8 208-209 European Dream r 8 210-211 European Wonderland q 11 212-213 European Splendour r 11 214-215 European Marvel with Eurostar Option 12 216-217 European Whirl with Eurostar Option 12 218-219 Scenic Europe with Eurostar Option 12 220-221 European Spotlight 12 222-223 Contrasts of Europe incl. Eurostar r 15 224-225 European Interlude with Eurostar Option 15 226-227 European Horizons with Eurostar Option 16 228-229 Traditional Europe incl. Eurostar with Eurostar Opt. 18 230-231 Grand European with Eurostar Option 21 232-233 Great European 27 234-235 European Supreme with Cruise Options & Eurostar Option 29 236-237 Proudly using 100% recycled paper Trafalgar, as part of The Travel Corporation, is proud to be using 100% recycled paper for the body of our brochures. Some of the positive impacts of this include saving more than 67,000* trees per year and reducing landfill waste that produces harmful greenhouse gases. In addition, the paper used is rated "Excellent" by the World Wildlife Federation's (WWF) environmental benchmarking tool. We are proud to commit to using one of the most environmentally friendly coated recycled papers on Planet Earth. *Calculations based on data from the Environmental Defense Fund. Buckingham Palace, London, England Free time to explore 7 Travel with an insider! When you travel with Trafalgar, we make sure you feel like a traveller not a tourist. We share the hidden places not mentioned in guidebooks, the local people you wouldn't otherwise meet, and the traditions you may not have discovered by yourself. It's the 'insider view' from a friend, giving you authentic and enhanced experiences you won't find anywhere else. 8 Ring of Kerry, Ireland Enjoy meeting colourful local characters Let Trafalgar take care of it all! On our First Class guided holidays we include: � First Class accommodation � All hotel porterage, housekeeping and included meal tips � Transportation by luxury, air-conditioned coach with restroom � Airport transfers (conditions apply) � VIP entry to major sights � Headsets for included sightseeing � Exclusive Hidden Treasures sightseeing and unexpected surprises � Professional Travel Director, Local Hosts, Local Guides & Local Experts � Daily Breakfast � Approximately half of your evening meals � Exclusive Be My Guest dining experiences � A travel wallet with your documentation � Complimentary group photo and map To learn more, visit www.trafalgar.com or contact your local travel agent. Exclusive Be My Guest dining H � W AT WHAT'S INCLUDED 'S INCL UD ED FO 0 R 2 13 VIP entry to major sights See the sights with new friends 9 Why a guided holiday is perfect for you We all want a hassle free holiday when we travel, but it's not always the case when you're doing it on your own. That's where Trafalgar comes in. We're the experts who take away all the stress of planning your entire holiday, making it easy for you to simply enjoy Europe. 10 Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany THE TRAFALGAR DIFFERENCE See for yourself the incredible value of a First Class Trafalgar guided holiday, when you compare all our inclusions against travelling independently. Holiday component A Trafalgar guided holiday INCLUDED � Carefully chosen, quality First Class hotels � Ideally located � Porterage and hotel tips included Independent holiday � Hours of research � Pay retail prices � Unknown quality and locations � Unpleasant surprises � No local expertise/ assistance � Wait in line � Purchase/ read guidebooks � Limited understanding of what you're seeing � Pay restaurant prices for meals � Risk of poor quality � Additional cost for tips � Navigating foreign menus and foods Hotel Accommodation INCLUDED Sightseeing � Knowledgeable Travel Director � In-depth sightseeing with Local Guides in major cities � VIP entry into many attractions INCLUDED � Breakfast daily and up to half your dinners � Authentic experiences with Highlight Meals � Welcome Reception & Farewell Dinner � Quality local cuisine � Tips included � For other meals, help with reservations and directions to where the locals eat Meals INCLUDED Transport � Daily transportation on luxury coaches � Professional Coach Driver � Fuel, toll charges and parking taken care of � Relax in comfort � Organise your own transport � Risk of getting lost � Many different languages to grasp � Foreign road rules and signs � Pay for tolls and parking � Only see sights that are easily accessible to the general public � Limited cultural experiences and interaction with locals INCLUDED Insider Experiences � Exclusive Be My Guest dining experience � Hidden Treasures sightseeing � Local Specialities � Sightseeing with Local Experts � Unique Insights AWARD WINNING! Best Tour Operator - International: 2012 AFTA National Travel Industry Awards for Excellence as voted by Australian Travel Agents Local Guides share their vast knowledge with you Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest, Hungary 11 Say hello to new friends Travelling is just as much about the sights you see as it is the friendly local faces you meet. With each unique encounter, you'll be immersed in the local way of life as if it were your own. The people you travel with will become more like family each day, and your Travel Director will share their passion for Europe in ways beyond expected. Enjoy meeting local characters THE FINEST TRAVEL DIRECTORS It's the stories behind each destination that allow you to truly get a feel for the places you visit, and no one does it better than our Travel Directors. They are your friend in Europe and bring each destination to life, giving you a real insider's perspective on each region, in ways you simply couldn't experience if travelling on your own. LOCAL GUIDES 5 Delve deeper into the heart of a city with entertaining Local Guides who'll join you at various destinations during your holiday. As locals to the area, they'll share their passion of the city they grew up in and take your sightseeing experience to a whole new level, showing you specific sights in more detail. Get an insider's perspective from your Travel Director 12 LOCAL EXPERTS j On select itineraries, enjoy the company of skilled Local Experts such as interpretive guides, indigenous storytellers, naturalists, geologists and historians. They'll enrich your travel experience by sharing fascinating insights, based on their specialised knowledge in the area you're visiting. conversation! Join the YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME A friendly welcome awaits you at Trafalgar's London Reception Centre, your contact for all itineraries starting and finishing in London. Our dedicated team is always on hand to arrange additional accommodation and sightseeing excursions, and confirm any current bookings for you. See page 240 for more details. Your Local Host at our London Reception Centre BE PART OF THE COMMUNITY Head to the Trafalgar Community and chat with others in our forums, ask questions, share photos and meet your travel companions before your trip even starts in our Trip Groups. Visit www.trafalgar.com/community SHARE THE FUN WITH NEW FRIENDS It's the power of travel that brings people together. The bonds you share with like-minded people during your holiday are an invaluable part of your travel experience. You'll make lifelong friends with English-speaking travellers from all over the world such as Australia, New Zealand, the UK, South Africa, Singapore, the USA and Canada. FACEBOOK Get information as it happens around the world from Trafalgar, our Travel Directors and guests travelling with us. Like us now at www.facebook.com/TrafalgarTravel TWITTER Follow us on Twitter and get instant updates via @TrafalgarTalk Follow us at www.twitter.com/TrafalgarTalk Our amazing Travel Director Paul, was like a walking encyclopedia and being Irish he was hilarious! Milo, Wonders of Britain and Ireland, May 2012 TRAFALGAR BLOG Be inspired and read real-life travel stories written by Trafalgar guests from all over the world. Visit www.TrafalgarBlog.com Eiffel Tower, Paris, France 13 Magical sightseeing We'll show you more of Europe than you ever imagined possible. We'll take you to all the must-see sights and enrich your holiday with exclusive experiences. And with the perfect balance of included sightseeing and free time, you can customise your dream holiday with the things you've always wanted to do. Stonehenge, England ALL THE MUST-SEE SIGHTS ARE INCLUDED See the places you've always dreamed of as you're chauffeur-driven to all the major sights on your itinerary. You'll really feel like a VIP when you step to the front of the line at popular attractions, where your tickets have been pre-arranged. No waiting means you get to spend quality time enjoying your sightseeing experience! UNIQUE INSIGHTS l Our Unique Insights will give you a real sense of culture, with visits to places which are distinctive to the area you're visiting. For example in Rome, follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and da Vinci when visiting the Vatican Museums. Ascend the step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante, in a part of the Vatican not open to the public. Unique Insights feature on select itineraries only. Bramante's Spiral Staircase, Vatican Museum 14 Plaza Espa�a, Seville, Spain Pyramids of Giza, Egypt FASCINATING LOCAL SPECIALITIES I Europe is full of culture and traditions, and you'll experience first-hand the special crafts and customs of the places you visit with our Local Specialities. Watch skilled artisans at work, learn about the history of the craft and often sample the fruits of their labours at locations such as wineries, distilleries, workshops or factories. EXCLUSIVE HIDDEN TREASURES G Sometimes, the most amazing sights are just around the corner, but how would you know where to look or that they were even there? With their intimate knowledge of Europe, our Travel Directors love revealing its Hidden Treasures to you on every itinerary. OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS On every itinerary, you can customise your holiday with a range of Optional Excursions that allow you to enhance your experience should you so choose. Optional Excursions offer unforgettable highlights of each destination at the most competitive prices. Payment for these are made to your Travel Director by credit card or cash (in the local currency). For a full list of excursions, visit the itinerary pages at www.trafalgar.com Discover the art of glass-blowing in Venice To learn more, visit www.trafalgar.com or contact your local travel agent. We wouldn't have experienced or seen half the things we did, if we had tried to do this trip on our own. Sandy, Best of Italy, April 2012 Magnificent coastal scenery along the Algarve, Portugal 15 Bon app�tit! A destination becomes more than just a place when you discover the food. That's why we ensure you get to enjoy a true taste of the local culture, by showcasing the authentic flavours that are distinctive to the area you're visiting. Dine on delicious local cuisine - a tagine in Morocco DELECTABLE DINING Some of the dining highlights included on your guided holiday are: � A Welcome Reception E where you get to unwind and meet your Travel Director and travel companions over a drink and a light meal. � Daily buffet breakfast including hot favourites like eggs, bacon and sausage as well as cereals, pastries and fruit. A traditional cooked breakfast is served in the UK and Ireland. � Selected lunches and dinners included, often featuring the local flavours of the area. Enjoy wine with all your included hotel dinners when travelling in the wine-growing regions of France, Italy, Spain and Portugal N. � Complimentary Wine Tasting H when you visit the wine-growing regions of Europe on selected itineraries. � A Farewell Dinner F where you'll all get together one last time for a memorable night out and say goodbye to your newfound friends. Taste authentic flavours while dining amongst the locals 16 Wine tasting Enjoy local cheese in France HIGHLIGHT MEALS F We include a variety of Highlight Meals, where you'll dine on regional cuisine at venues distinctive to the area you're visiting. A true highlight on your itinerary, we have sourced the best local dining experiences that truly capture the culture of each region. EXPLORE THE DINING SCENE We believe the best way to dine during your holiday is with the locals, so you can truly experience the culture and flavours of each city. We have intentionally left some meals open for you to sample the local dining scene yourself and make the most of your free time. Your Travel Director will gladly assist you with local dining information to help you decide where to go. BE MY GUEST B � A TRAFALGAR EXCLUSIVE Trafalgar's Be My Guest dining experiences connect you with the true essence of a destination as only an insider can. These exclusive events give you a unique opportunity to savour amazing regional food and wine, and mingle with local hosts at private estates, working farms, wineries and family-run restaurants. Look at the itinerary pages to find out what kind of Be My Guest experiences you could enjoy! Watch our DVD to see some of our superb experiences it's sure to whet your appetite! Vineyards in Bordeaux, France To learn more, visit www.trafalgar.com or contact your local travel agent. The Be My Guest dinner was the highlight of our trip! The food was excellent and the family was gracious and warm and really went out of their way to make us feel at home. Vanessa, Italian Concerto, July 2012 A tasty speciality of Spain � tapas! 17 A good night's sleep Whether in Europe's grand cities or beautiful countryside, Trafalgar's guests stay in First Class accommodation in locations that perfectly complement each itinerary. We select every hotel for quality, impeccable service and comfort, to ensure you're well rested for the exciting day ahead. 18 Astoria Hotel, Lucerne, Switzerland Ambasciatori Hotel, Florence, Italy Killarney International, Ireland PERFECTLY LOCATED HOTELS Our city hotels are ideally located close to the city centre for easy access to all the must-see sights, and our countryside properties are selected for their spectacular scenic locations and proximity to popular attractions. Your hotels are always First Class or better and include some of the world's most respected brands. ACCOMMODATING YOUR EVERY NEED As a Trafalgar guest you'll be treated to the highest quality service every time. Upon arrival you'll find you have already been checked-in and your luggage taken directly to your room. We also take care of all hotel porterage, tips and gratuities in your holiday price, leaving you nothing else to do but enjoy your visit. Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort, Hvar, Croatia QUALITY ASSURANCE Our Product and Quality Team inspects and monitors each Trafalgar property to ensure the meticulous standards we expect from our hotel partners are maintained for your every comfort and satisfaction. See page 238 for more hotels. FREE WI-FI ACCESS Trafalgar understands that during your trip you'll want to stay connected with family and friends. At the majority of the hotels where you'll stay we ensure that there is access to free Wi-Fi.* *On all European land itineraries. Le Meridien N'Fis, Marrakesh, Morocco 19 Travel at its best Wherever you go with Trafalgar, you'll travel in comfort and style. Our modern coaches have everything you need for a relaxing and hassle free journey. And you'll be amazed at just how enjoyable travelling by coach can be, as we take you through some of the most breathtaking scenery in Europe. Tuscany, Italy Travel by luxury coach Sit back, relax and enjoy the journey THE ULTIMATE IN COACH TRAVEL There's no better way to discover Europe than on-board our luxury motorcoaches. Each coach is fully air-conditioned, fitted with reclining seats and European electrical outlets, and includes a restroom. During your journey: � Your Travel Director will provide an entertaining insider's view of the history, culture and geography of the region. � You'll learn useful phrases in the local language as well as other handy travel tips. � You'll enjoy the panoramic views from your coach's high vantage point. Please note: This coach image is a representation of our coaches only, they will vary depending on the region you travel to. PROFESSIONAL COACH DRIVERS With years of experience our professional Coach Drivers have the expertise to provide you with the most relaxing journey. Enjoy door to door service as they take you from your hotel to major sights. Plus, your Travel Director will ensure your luggage is picked up from your room and your Coach Driver will load it on the coach every time. TRAVEL GREEN Trafalgar coaches emit less carbon or greenhouse gas per guest than car travel, so when you travel with us, you know you're doing your part for the environment. Read more on page 243. 20 More exciting ways to travel High-speed express ferry Glacier Express, Swiss Alps Cruise down the River Nile Protecting the places we visit and cultures we interact with is important to Trafalgar. We are committed to supporting sustainable tourism initiatives and protecting the destinations we visit to ensure they remain vibrant for future generations of travellers. Through the TreadRight Foundation, established by our parent company The Travel Corporation, we have helped to contribute more than $1.5 million to initiatives worldwide. To learn more, visit us at www.treadright.org In cooperation with TreadRight, we're pleased to support the National Trust, now for our second year. The National Trust is committed to the protection of the coastline and countryside in England, Wales & Northern Ireland. To date, we've supported the building of a state-of-the-art visitors centre at Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway, as well as an appeal to safeguard the iconic White Cliffs of Dover. Several Trafalgar itineraries visit National Trust sites, please look for the TreadRight logo on select itinerary pages and visit www.trafalgar.com for more information on our commitment to sustainable tourism. Eurostar White Cliffs of Dover, England 21 Your choice of holidays No two people are the same. Neither are our guided holidays. That's why we provide a range of holiday styles, so you can choose the type of holiday that's perfect for you. Lucerne, Switzerland CITY BREAKS Explore London, Paris, Rome, Athens and Istanbul on your own with the reassurance that Trafalgar's friendly, knowledgeable Local Hosts are there to help if needed. We take care of your accommodation, breakfasts and introductory sightseeing with Local Guides and Coach Drivers in each city. But most of the time you're free to explore as you please. Find out more on page 27. INSPIRED HOLIDAYS Inspired Holidays provide an insider's perspective on a specialised area of interest relating to different destinations across Europe. These guided holidays include our World War I & II Battlefields, English Country Gardens and Flavours of Italy itineraries. Kew Gardens, London, England The kids will love making pizza in Rome 22 GUIDED HOLIDAYS Take the insider's path to Europe as you delve deep into the heart of a particular region or travel on one of our multi-country itineraries. Your Travel Director and Local Guides reveal the unique people, places and sights that make each destination so special. Plus, we'll also look after all of your accommodation, transport, breakfasts and other included meals. TRAIN HOLIDAYS 8 Some of Europe's most picturesque regions are best seen by rail, so we've designed Train Holidays that help you see more of the places not always accessible by coach. You'll be accompanied by an experienced Trafalgar Travel Director and stay in ideally located First Class accommodation. AT LEISURE o Our At Leisure guided holidays are expertly designed to give you more time to savour every part of your holiday. � All accommodation and transportation included � Average stays of two or three nights � Depart no earlier than 9am on most travelling days � Plenty of free time to explore on your own � Services of a Travel Director � Small Group Sightseeing in select locations To find out more visit www.TravelAtLeisure.com.au FAMILY EXPERIENCES q Designed to captivate travellers of all ages, every element of our Family Experiences guided holidays are tailored to the travel needs of families. � All accommodation and transportation included � Services of a Travel Director � In-depth sightseeing and family-friendly activities � Local dining experiences To discover our full range of family holidays, see our 2013 Family Experiences brochure, or watch it all come to life at www.FamilyTravelExperiences.com.au Now that you know about the types of holidays on offer, you're sure to find your dream holiday within our itinerary pages. Cruise along the canals on a gondola ride in Venice 23 Trafalgar gives you a great deal more! Hvar, Croatia EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNTS BOOK NOW FOR THE BEST DEAL! Book and pay early for these massive savings. Don't miss out as these discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn. SAVE $685 UP TO SAVE SAVE SAVE UP TO 10% 7.5% 5% Pay in full on or before 27th Dec 2012 and SAVE UP to $685 per person Pay in full on or before 28th Feb 2013 and SAVE UP to $514 per person Pay in full on or before 30th Apr 2013 and SAVE UP to $343 per person UP TO UP TO This discount CAN be combined with other discounts where applicable and only applies to holidays featuring the "Early Payment Discount" in the price panel. Deposits must be paid at the time of booking and the balance be paid in full on or before the discounts end date. BOOK YOUR AIR EARLY TO GET THE BEST LAND AND AIR DEAL POSSIBLE! SINGLE TRAVELLERS One of the great benefits of guided holidays is the ease of travelling solo. Trafalgar makes it simple by offering the following options: TRAVEL WITH FAMILY & & FRIENDS FRIENDS Travel together and save money 5% SAVE Guaranteed room share When travelling alone, we understand that some guests don't want to incur the expense of an additional single room supplement. That's why on the majority of our itineraries we give you the option to room share. We will accommodate you with a fellow guest of the same gender on a 'two bed' basis (non-smoking rooms only). Please note, we cannot guarantee roommates will be of a similar age group. If we fail to match you, we will provide a single room at no extra cost. IMPORTANT: This service does not apply to City Breaks, Train Holidays, extra nights' accommodation and all Eastern Mediterranean itineraries except the Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) and The Best of Turkey. 5 to 8 � SAVE5%: If a group of 5-8 guests travel together, a discount of 5% per person applies to the LAND-only portion of your holiday. So it pays to get together with your family and friends! 9 or more: If 9 or more people travel together, we offer attractive group discounts based on the number of people travelling. In a group of 9 guests, 1 traveller qualifies for a 50%* discount off the LAND-only portion of the trip. In a group of 16 guests, 1 traveller qualifies for 100%* discount off the LAND-only portion of the trip. IMPORTANT: Space is limited to one group per motorcoach. These discounts cannot be combined with our Young Traveller Discount or Triple Room Reductions. All guests' names must be advised to Trafalgar at the time of booking in order to qualify. The discount is per person only and does not apply to City Breaks, Train Holidays, extra nights' accommodation and all Eastern Mediterranean itineraries except the Greek Island Hopper, The Best of Greece (without cruise), The Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) and The Best of Turkey. *Discount is on a twin-share basis only. Single supplement value If you prefer the privacy of your own room, you'll appreciate our low single room supplement. Please see the itinerary of your choice for the supplement. TRAFALGAR'S GOLD SEAL ADDITIONAL PROTECTION Trafalgar's Gold Seal Additional Protection provides insurance coverage for you while you're away, including trip cancellations or interruptions due to illness. For peace of mind, see our Gold Seal Additional Protection information on page 243. DEFINITE DEPARTURES Definite Departures are holidays which have surpassed minimum booking numbers, confirming operation. Once a holiday reaches its minimum guest number, it will become a Definite Departure, identified on the Trafalgar website with a green tick: See www.trafalgar.com for more information. 24 YOUNG TRAVELLERS (5-17) Share your holiday with your family Take advantage of a great discount off the LAND-only portion of your trip when you travel with your family. Young travellers must be under the age of 18 years on the date of departure and MUST be accompanied by an adult (limit of one Young Traveller Discount per room) 10 % SAVE UP TO Fly to Europe from $1,699 When you book any Trafalgar holiday in this brochure you can take advantage of great air deals from our partners which start from just $1,699 into Paris or Rome return economy*. Our partners also offer great savings on Premium Economy and Business Class. IMPORTANT: See individual itinerary pages for the exact value of how much you will save. Children under 5 years of age are NOT accepted on any guided holiday. The Young Traveller must be the specified age at the time of travel to be eligible. This discount cannot be combined with our Travel with Family and Friends Discount and does not apply to City Breaks, extra nights' accommodation and any holidays in our Eastern Mediterranean section except the Greek Island Hopper, the Best of Greece, (without cruise), the Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) and the Best of Turkey. 2ND TRIP DISCOUNT When you book a second Trafalgar holiday SAVE 5% UP TO Book two Trafalgar trips, each 7 days or longer for a reduction of up to 5% off the LAND-only portion of the trip with the shortest duration. Take three holidays and save on two! Ask your Travel Agent for suggestions on your perfect holiday combination. There are too many to list here! IMPORTANT: See individual itinerary pages for the maximum value of how much you will save. Holidays are combinable with second and subsequent additional holidays. Holidays must be booked at the same time. The discount is per person only and does not apply to City Breaks, extra nights' accommodation and all Eastern Mediterranean holidays except the Greek Island Hopper, The Best of Greece (without cruise), the Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) and the Best of Turkey. FREQUENT TRAVELLER DISCOUNT If you have travelled with us before, you're entitled to a 5% discount off the LAND-only portion of the next Trafalgar holiday of your choice. You will need to travel within five years of your last trip and be a member of the Trafalgar Travel Club to qualify for this discount. 5% SAVE Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines offers you the ultimate travelling experience. You will enjoy unprecedented levels of comfort, cuisine and in-flight entertainment from this multi award-winning airline. Choose from over 100 non-stop departures each week from Australia to Singapore, and beyond to a network of 98 destinations in 37 countries. *Schedules correct as at 31 July 2012 A