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Value travel without compromise We’ve designed our CostSaver range to give you amazing value – without compromising on the quality you expect from our guided holidays. By including all the essentials and giving you free time to explore, we help you see and do more for your money.

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Save up to 30%

Our CostSaver guided holidays save you up to 30% compared to going it alone, thanks to our local contacts and smart negotiating. This means you get the best price – without missing out on seeing the things that are important to you.

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A name you can trust

As we’re part of the Trafalgar family, who’ve been creating incredible guided holidays for 67 years, you can travel knowing you have the value of a CostSaver holiday, but the quality and confidence of booking with an award-winning travel company.

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Expert Travel Directors

Our experienced multilingual Travel Directors are full of local knowledge and expertise. Whether it’s discovering iconic landmarks or recommending their favourite restaurant, they’ll help you make the most of your trip.

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Quality hotels guaranteed Our hotels feature comfortable twin rooms, and always have private facilities. To give you a hassle-free stay, we include hotel service charges, tips and porterage.

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Specialist Local Guides

We've connected with many Local Guides across Europe and Great Britain. They provide you with a unique spin on the history, culture and lifestyle of the destination, sharing personal stories of their region.

Free time and choice

CostSaver holidays are flexible – letting you tailor your trip and choose whether to spend your free time exploring on your own or joining in one of our Optional Experiences.

See more on page 10

Must-see sights included

We make sure you get to see the iconic sights in each place you visit – brought to life with insights and stories from our expert Travel Directors.

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Extra savings

You can save even more with our range of additional discounts, including Early Payment, Frequent Traveller, Room Sharing and Young Travellers Discounts.

See more on page 14

Included meals

We include buffet breakfasts each day and up to half your dinners, with local dishes on the menu to give a really authentic taste. And we intentionally leave lunch and the rest of your dinners to you, to give you even more freedom.

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Luxury coach travel

Our chauffeur-driven coaches let you travel worry-free, with all the driving and parking done for you by our professional Drivers. These luxury coaches also have comfy seats and panoramic windows so you can sit back and enjoy the view.

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For further information visit www.trafalgar.com/CostSaver

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Venice, Italy

Contents Value travel without compromise

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A trusted name in travel

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Regional Experiences Spain, Portugal, Morocco & France

How you'll save up to 30%

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SPAX 9 Days Spanish Experience

Travelling together

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SPIM

12 Days Impressions of Spain & Portugal

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Must-see sights and free time

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SPAN 13 Days Iberian Explorer

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Local dining experiences

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Quality hotels guaranteed

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SMHIA 16 Days Highlights of Spain, Morocco & Portugal

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The perfect way to travel

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FHIG

13 Days Highlights of France

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Great savings and discounts

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Regional Experiences Great Britain & Ireland

Stopovers TSPE

3 Days Singapore

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BTOB 4 Days Taste of Britain

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ABUT

3 Days Abu Dhabi

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IRWO 8 Days Irish Wonder

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BUBT

3 Days Dubai

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BIDE

8 Days Britain & Ireland Delight

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BEAI

8 Days England & Scotland Heritage

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BIEX

12 Days Britain & Ireland Experience

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BIXP

19 Days Britain & Ireland & Explorer

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Regional Experiences Italy & Combinations IJWL

7 Days Jewels of Italy 

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ITAD

8 Days Italian Dream

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IHLKA

8 Days Highlights of the Italian Lakes

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Regional Experiences Central & Eastern Europe

ITSE

10 Days Italian Scene

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13 Days Splendours of Italy

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CCOX 10 Days Imperial Highlights

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CHNE 15 Days Highlights of Bohemia

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SCOS 16 Days Cossack Explorer

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12 Days Highlights of Germany

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Regional Experiences Eastern Mediterranean CGIH

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10 Days Greek Island Explorer

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Cycladic architecture, Santorini

Local crafts, Morocco

City Breaks European Discoveries EGOEA 7 Days Glimpse of Europe

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ETRVA 8 Days London to Rome Highlights

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ESPMB 11 Days European Delight

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EFIS

13 Days European Adventures

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EEXP

12 Days European Experience

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EELMA 12 Days European Magic

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EACCA 14 Days European Accent

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EIMP

15 Days European Impressions

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ECAV

18 Days European Cavalcade

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EEHR

24 Days European Heritage

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EDIS 30 Days European Discoverer & Cruise Option

7 Days London Week

PWEM/S 8 Days Paris Week

Regional Experiences Ideal if you want a more in-depth exploration of a particular country or region, on our Regional Experiences you’ll travel by luxury coach and stay longer in popular cities. You discover mustsee sights and unique local traditions with your Travel Director and Local Guides, can pick Optional Experiences to add on, all your accommodation, buffet breakfasts and up to half your dinners are included.

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Perfect for travellers who want to explore independently, our City Breaks give you ample free time to discover Europe your way; and your accommodation, breakfasts, services of a Local Host and even city sightseeing with expert Local Guides are all taken care of.

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7 Days London & Paris

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LPRM

10 Days London, Paris & Rome

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Travel Information A taster of Hotels, Extra nights accommodation & Airport Transfers

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London Reception Centre, Sustainable Tourism, Things to Know & Customised Group Holidays

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Express Check-In, Gold Seal Additional Protection & Booking Conditions

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Taking in up to 14 European countries, you travel by luxury coach with your Travel Director and Driver, enjoy sightseeing with Local Guides and have ample free time to explore on your own too, with a choice of Optional Experiences. All accommodation, daily cold buffet breakfasts and up to half your dinners are included, making your holiday easy and hassle free.

Travel with the world's no. 1 We’ve won over 30 major travel industry awards in the last five years. To see all the awards we’ve won globally visit www.trafalgar.com/aus/awards PROUDLY USING 100% RECYCLED PAPER FOR THE BODY STOCK OF BROCHURES

For further information visit www.trafalgar.com/CostSaver

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Queen's Guard, London

A trusted name in travel Our guided holidays give you incredible savings, with no compromise on quality. That’s because we’re part of Trafalgar – so you have the confidence of travelling with a team that’s been creating award-winning guided holidays for 67 years. What experience really means We’ve been leading the way in guided holidays for 67 years now. Of course that means we know the destinations you travel to inside out. But, over that time, we’ve also learned our guests’ tastes and needs change, which is why we’re always working hard to keep innovating, so our holidays stay fresh, relevant and exciting.

No compromises

We know our guests want to save money, without missing out on Trafalgar’s usual uncompromising quality. That’s why all our holidays are guided by experienced Travel Directors and enjoyed on the luxury coaches you’d expect from Trafalgar. And our dedicated team behind the scenes are always on the road checking every part of your holiday, from making sure you’re getting the best-value hotels to quality-checking your breakfasts and guaranteeing our optional experiences are top notch.

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Negotiating better prices

Satisfied guests

A greener choice*

Award-winning holidays

We’ve been travelling the world sourcing the best experiences and places to stay for decades now. Trafalgar’s reputation, and the friendships we’ve established with contacts over this time, helps us negotiate discounts and extras not available to others. And that means you get unrivalled quality, reliability and the most value out of every day of your holiday.

By travelling in a group instead of hiring a car, you’re helping improve environmental standards in travel. Our coaches emit less carbon dioxide for every guest than cars* – you can see how it adds up on page 88.

What are others saying?

We think what others say about us is more important than what we say – after all, it’s always good to have a recommendation. To find out more check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TrafalgarTravel

More than two million people have travelled the world with us. We’re proud to say the majority of our guests say their CostSaver experience was excellent, with 97% saying it was good to excellent – and we’re working to make that 100%. You can see what our guests think at www.facebook.com/TrafalgarTravel

As part of Trafalgar, we win global awards every year – including best international or escorted tour operator awards at the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards 2012, AFTA National Travel Industry Awards 2012, and Globe Travel Awards 2013. You can see more at www.trafalgar.com/awards

How you'll save up to 30% It’s hard to put a price on some parts of a CostSaver holiday, like the little touches that make your holiday easy and hassle-free. But there are some things we can help you compare. Here’s one example of how you save money when you travel with us. Holiday feature

15 day independent holiday

Our 15 day European Impressions* holiday

Hotels

A$1306

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14 nights (1 night in Amsterdam, Florence, Rhineland and Innsbruck; 2 nights in Vienna, the Venice area, Rome, Lucerne and Paris)

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• Carefully chosen quality hotels

• Retail prices

• Hotel tips and porter service included

Sightseeing

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• No included guides to help

• Expert Travel Director

• Waiting in line at sights

• Local Guides in Vienna, Rome and Paris

• Extras on top

• Express entrance into major sights • River cruise in Venice and the Rhine

*Based on 27th July 2014 departure.

Meals

Transport

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• Research to find quality

• 14 breakfasts and five dinners

• Restaurant prices

• Quality local food

• Tips on top

• Tips included

• Organising reservations

• Help with reservations and recommendations for other meals

A$2131

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• Foreign road rules, signs and routes to learn

• Daily travel on luxury coaches

• Languages to grasp

• Fuel, toll charges and parking included

• Experienced Coach Driver

• Tolls and parking on top

• Chauffeur-driven for a worry-free journey • On board Wi-Fi

Total (per person)

A$4322

A$3025

For ways to save even more – see our deals on page 14. Highlights of the Italian Lakes

Spanish Experience

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England and Scotland Heritage

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Expert Travel Directors

Travelling together Local characters. Fellow travellers. Your Travel Director. The people you share your holiday with make the experience even more memorable.

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Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Arc de Triomphe, Paris

Travel Director

We only work with the best in the business. Your Travel Director is an Insider in your destination, passionate about sharing their favourite part of Europe with you. We personally train and support every one of them, to make sure they are always able to provide exemplary service wherever you are. And they are like your personal concierge, ready with recommendations or help for a worry-free holiday.

Local Guides

On our travels, we’ve met local characters in many cities and destinations around Europe – all eager to share their stories about the places you visit. They know things only a local could, like what it was like to grow up there, and secrets behind the famous sights. Utterly entertaining and proud of their hometowns, we couldn’t resist introducing you to them – so you can hear their personal insights too.

Coach Driver

We only choose the best Coach Drivers and each one has the experience and passion to make your journey smooth and relaxing. Welcoming you on to their coach, they take you from your hotel to the sights. They also help hotel porters look after your luggage, so you don't have to carry it to or from your room.

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London Reception Centre team

Our London team is ready to help you with anything you need while you’re staying in the city. They can book you extra hotel nights, theatre tickets, day trips and sightseeing attraction tickets. Or just help with any day-to-day needs and questions. And it goes without saying, they’re friendly, knowledgeable and love London. Find out more on page 88.

The locals

Our trips give you plenty of free time to explore each city at your own pace. And that gives you time for those chance encounters with local people which leave a lasting impression, whether it’s over a Guinness in Ireland, sipping Espressos in a chic pavement café in Italy or as you haggle with merchants in Morocco’s medina.

Your companions

One of the nicest surprises our first-time travellers have is the genuine friendships they make. It comes from experiencing Europe with people who share your passion for travel. You explore with English-speaking guests from all over the world, from Australia and South Africa to Asia and the USA. You can even ‘meet’ them virtually through our Facebook page before you go.

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Tower Bridge, London

Must-see sights and free time To us sightseeing isn’t just about ticking off the attractions. It's about sharing the reasons we love Europe - showing you the secret sides of must-see sights and also giving you freedom to tailor your trip to your budget and tastes. Iconic sights

There are some landmarks you just have to see in Europe. We carefully create our trips to include all the iconic sights and scenery. But we go deeper, with your Travel Director revealing the history and mystery behind each one – and our Local Guides sharing personal stories which add authentic flavour. It could be hearing a Scot telling tales of the famous characters who once called Edinburgh’s New Town home. Or a local from Barcelona pointing out the best eateries as you visit Las Ramblas together. Every experience reveals secrets that make this more than simple sightseeing.

Audio headsets included

You can explore at your own pace, without missing your guide’s insights, with our state-of-the-art audio headsets. We include them on all guided visits and included sightseeing, so you can hear every word with complete clarity, without having to stand by their side to listen.

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Free time

Not everyone wants exactly the same holiday, so we give you free time to experience your destination your way. Our holidays mix all the benefits of professionally guided sightseeing, with the flexibility to explore independently. And our Travel Directors can help if you want recommendations on how to spend your free time.

Optional Experiences

You can customise your trip with our Optional Experiences – so you only pay for the activities you want to do. Historians could opt for seeing the Catacombs in Rome; culture fans might choose a fiery Flamenco show in Spain; foodies may prefer to experience a Scottish banquet. You can book as many or as few as you want – all directly with your Travel Director by credit card or using your holiday money. Every experience is chosen to complement the rest of your trip – and for being incredible value for money. You can see them all on your chosen trip’s page at www.trafalgar.com

Local Market, Italy

Paella, Spain

Local dining experiences Everyone's tastes are different, so we mix 'included meals', which make life easy, with free evenings, when your Travel Director can recommend restaurants, giving you the freedom to dine where you choose. Greek Taverna, Athens

Daily breakfasts

Your breakfast is included daily on every CostSaver itinerary. Wake up to a delicious selection of cold buffet favourites, including cereals, croissants and fruit. A traditional cooked breakfast is served while staying in the UK and Ireland.

Included dinners

After a day’s sightseeing, it’s sometimes good to have dinner waiting for you. We include up to half your evening meals, so you can experience Europe’s famous cuisine without having to leave your hotel.

Your choice

Europe’s known for its incredible gastronomy, so we leave your lunches and some dinners free for you to experience it. That means you can join locals in a French bistro, a Spanish tapas bar or perhaps an English pub. Your Travel Director is ready with their personal recommendations – whether you’re looking for value, an authentic setting or to try a specific dish.

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Quality hotels guaranteed We use our experience and local connections in Europe to source quality hotels at the best prices, so you’re guaranteed a comfortable, relaxing and hassle-free stay. Trusted brand

You’ll stay in hotels that we’ve handpicked for quality, comfort and service. And with renowned brands like Mercure, Holiday Inn and Jurys Inn on the list, you can rest assured you’ll enjoy a good night’s sleep and be well-rested for the next day’s sightseeing.

It’s all taken care of

Your stay is completely relaxing, as we take care of every little detail. When you arrive, your Travel Director makes sure your check in is quick and easy, and arranges for your luggage to be delivered to your room – so there’s no battling with heavy bags. And, when it’s time to check out, your Coach Driver will be waiting, with your luggage already on board. Hotel gratuities and porter service are included too, so you don’t have to worry about tip etiquette.

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Location and comfort

To make sure we’re always delivering the best value for money, we carefully select hotels in exactly the right location. Sometimes it makes sense to stay centrally, so we do. But at other times, we'll opt for a better hotel slightly further out rather than a less desirable property in town. We pick the right location for each trip - and always make sure your hotel is in a good neighbourhood, with transport links an easy walk away.

Our quality guarantee

Our Product team constantly reviews our hotels to make sure they always meet our consistently high standards. And, for added peace of mind, we include the names of hotels in our brochure, so you can see the kind of places you’ll be staying on each trip.

We work with

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh

Chapel Bridge, Lucerne

The perfect way to travel Chauffeur-driven in our luxury coaches, you can relax knowing you’ll get from place to place and see it all, without lifting a finger. Our train journeys and river cruises add an extra dimension, without compromising on comfort. The experience

As you travel, you’re entertained with stories of each region’s culture, history and geography. Your Travel Director also shares useful phrases in the local language and points out sights and restaurants as you reach your hotel. All as you watch the scenery unfold through the window.

Luxury coaches

Our air-conditioned coaches feature everything to make your journey smooth from reclining seats, electrical outlets, on-board restrooms and WiFi in most European countries. And, with big windows, a high vantage point and no navigating to do, you can really enjoy the ride.

Chauffeur-driven

Eurostar

Knowing you’re in the safe hands of our professional Coach Drivers, you don’t have to give a second thought to maps, foreign road rules or parking. Taking you into the middle of busy cities and to famous sights, you see more – and see it easily.

More than coaches

Our European holidays have been designed to feature the right journey for the right occasion. Travelling by rail or boat, we pick experiences that are more than just mere transport. Like taking the sensational Eurostar™ train from London to Paris on our City Break holiday. Or being whisked from one magical Greek island to the next on a high-speed ferry. We make sure you never have to wait in line for tickets or check timetables. It doesn’t matter how you’re travelling, we take care of the logistics so you can just enjoy the experience.

Luxury coaches

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The Louvre, France

Trafalgar gives you a great deal more!

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The earlier you book and pay, the more you save with our Early Payment Discounts. We give you up to 10% off – so, to get our best prices, book before they run out.

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Pay in full on or before 15th Jan 2014 and save up to A$625 per person

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Pay in full on or before 31st Mar 2014 and save up to A$469 per person

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This discount CAN be combined with other discounts where applicable and only applies to holidays featuring the “Early Payment Discount” in the price panel. For discounts to apply, holidays must be paid in full by the designated dates above. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn. See page 91 for full conditions.

Book your air early to get the best land and air deal possible! Frequent traveller discount

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SA If you have travelled with us or one of our Travel 5% Corporation sister brands, 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.

Travel with three people sharing one room and each of you will receive a discount off the LAND-only portion of your holiday price. Each itinerary lists the Triple Room Reduction per person. Refer to the itinerary of your choice.

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IMPORTANT: Triple rooms will often feature one foldaway bed plus one double bed. Three adults may find these rooms small and suitcase space slightly restricted. They are generally more suitable for two adults and one child. This discount only applies to itineraries featuring the Triple Room Reduction offer and cannot be combined with our Travel with Family & Friends discount.

IMPORTANT: Trafalgar’s Travel Club is not available retroactively. Visit www.thetravelcorporation.com for information on our sister brands. Only one credit is available per person per year, and only one credit can be redeemed against each further holiday. The Trafalgar Travel Club discount does not apply to City Breaks, Stopovers and extra nights’ accommodation.

Young travellers (5-17)

2nd trip discount

When you book a second Trafalgar trip

SAVE 2.5%

Book two Trafalgar holidays, each seven days or longer for a reduction of 2.5% 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 combination. There are too many to list here! IMPORTANT: See individual itinerary pages for the exact 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, Stopovers and extra nights’ accommodation.

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Triple room sharing reduction

Share your holiday with your family

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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 per room).

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. This discount cannot be combined with our Travel with Family and Friends Discount. It also does not apply to City Breaks, Stopovers and extra nights’ accommodation.

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 return economy*. Our partners also offer great savings on Premium Economy^ and Business Class. Prague, Czech Republic

Travel with family and friends 5 to 8 – save 5%:

If a group of 5-8 guests travel together, a discount of 5% per person applies to the LAND-only portion of your holiday.

SAVE 5%

9 or more:

If 9 or more guests travel together, Trafalgar offers very attractive group conditions, based on the number of people travelling together. So it pays to get together with your family and friends! IMPORTANT: Space is limited to one group per departure so book early! All guests must be booked at the same time in order to qualify. The discount is per person only and cannot be combined with our Young Traveller Discount or Triple Room Reduction and does not apply to City Breaks, Stopovers and extra nights’ accommodation.

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:

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.

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 2013 Airfares available from SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER/DRW

IMPORTANT: This service does not apply to our City Breaks, Stopovers, Greek Island Explorer and extra nights’ accommodation.

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 coverage for trip cancellations or interuptions due to illness. For peace of mind, see our Gold Seal Additional Protection information on page 90.

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.

The alliance between Virgin Australia and Etihad Airways connects the Etihad Airways network of over 80 destinations worldwide to Virgin Australia’s network of more than 45 destinations throughout Australia. Together, the two airlines offer a comprehensive schedule of 28 weekly flights between Australia and Abu Dhabi and beyond to Europe, the UK and more.

For full details on these air deals and more great offers see your travel agent or visit www.trafalgar.com *Air price based on low season return economy travel to Rome ex Melbourne; seasonal surcharges apply for other departures. Valid as of 12 August 2013 and subject to change availability or withdrawal without notice. All air bookings are to be created and owned by Trafalgar. ^Premium Economy Cabin not offered on all carriers. For full terms and conditions for each airline, please refer to the offers tab on www.trafalgar.com 14225TTCH

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Stopovers With our stopovers, a much-needed break from the journey can become a holiday highlight, with a local guide in each destination and free time to explore. Add to that immigration assistance on arrival, airport transfers, a choice of hotels and good rates, from leading global airlines, and you'll see how we take the hassle out of long haul travel.

Abu Dhabi An effortless mix of traditional and modern, natural beauty and man-made wonders, the landscapes and architecture of this eclectic capital tell the story of its rapid development, from Bedouin settlement to modern metropolis. And from ancient Islamic customs and pastimes to designer labels and soaring skylines, this relaxed city of contradictions offers plenty to explore.

Singapore Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... Day 1 | Arrive Singapore A warm welcome to Singapore! You will be met at the airport by our local representative and assisted with immigration formalities and baggage identification. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. You may opt to visit the famous Raffles Hotel, to enjoy delicious high tea or try a Singapore sling cocktail. Day 2 | Singapore Sightseeing Explore stunning Singapore with a Local Guide. See the old civic district, passing by the Padang, cricket club, historic Parliament House, Supreme Court and City Hall. Stop at the Merlion Park and enjoy the impressive views of Marina Bay. Take a picture with The Merlion, a mythological creature that is part lion and part fish. Visit

the Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of Singapore’s oldest Buddhist-Taoist temples, before passing Chinatown. Enjoy stopping at the local handicraft centre and observe craftsmen at work. Proceed to the National Orchid Garden, located within Singapore Botanical Gardens. Finally stop at Little India with the scent of joss sticks, jasmine and spices. The rest of the day and evening is at leisure for you to relax at your hotel. (BB) Day 3 | Depart Singapore After breakfast take a transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Alternatively, why not extend your stay in this great city. (BB)

Dubai Fuelled by its desire to be the biggest and best, Dubai has built its reputation on its skyscrapers, luxury hotels and cosmopolitan lifestyle. But the wealthy playground of expats and Arab royalty has a subtler, more exotic side beyond the modern opulence and futuristic architecture, hidden in its ancient souks, traditional shisha bars and conservative beliefs.

Singapore From the buzzing hotspots of Little India and Chinatown to Buddhist temples and colonial architecture - modern day Singapore is a vibrant hub of cultures, influences and religions. And with elegant eateries, lush forest and an eclectic arts scene, this charismatic city possesses a stylish charm and elegance all its own.

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A$385 (per person twin share) Holidays start daily 1 March 2014 to 29 December 2014.

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Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary...

Day 1 | Arrive Dubai | Sightseeing including a visit to Burj Khalifa A warm welcome to Dubai! You will be met at the airport by our local representative and assisted with immigration formalities and baggage identification. Thereafter your private transfer with an English speaking driver will take you to your choice of hotel. This afternoon at 3pm, meet your Local Guide in the lobby of the hotel for your private insider tour of Dubai. From Dubai’s rich traditional Bedouin heritage, today’s futuristic skyline of Dubai continues to amaze the world. Tour the iconic landmarks and architectural wonders that make Dubai distinctive. Visit Atlantis - The Palm with

its Lost Chambers, the Dubai Mall, Souk Al Bahar and then take a trip up Burj Khalifa to the observation deck on the 124th floor. A scenic drive around the Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence area will return you to your hotel for a free evening to relax and unwind. Day 2 | Dubai Free Time After a leisurely breakfast at your hotel this morning, enjoy a full free day to relax or explore the city. (BB) Day 3 | Depart Dubai This morning a private transfer will take you to Dubai airport. Alternatively, why not extend your stay in this great city? (BB)

Dubai

A$875 (per person twin share)

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After breakfast at your hotel, meet your Local Guide in the lobby at 9am for your private insider tour of Abu Dhabi. Your first stop is at the impressive Grand Mosque – named after His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the late President of the UAE. It is one of the largest mosques in the world,

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able to accommodate more than 30,000 worshippers. Visit the vegetable, date, fish and Iranian markets in Port Zayed and then stop at the Heritage Village, which houses a small museum that depicts the traditional daily activities of the Arab community before the discovery of oil. Enjoy a superb view of Abu Dhabi’s magnificent skyline before a drive past the presidential palace area and the majestic Emirates Palace Hotel. (Please be aware that there is a conservative dress code to visit the Mosque – details will be supplied in your documentation.) The rest of the day is free for shopping and further sightseeing. (BB) Day 3 | Depart Abu Dhabi This morning a private transfer will take you to Abu Dhabi airport. Alternatively, why not extend your stay in this great city? (BB)

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Day 1 | Arrive Abu Dhabi A warm welcome to Abu Dhabi! You will be met at the airport by our local representative and assisted with immigration formalities and baggage identification. Thereafter your private transfer with an English speaking driver will take you to your choice of hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to rest or explore the city.

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TRIP NOTES Grand Prix: Departures between 30 October to 4 November 2014 will not be available due to the Formula 1 Grand Prix taking place in Abu Dhabi.

Please note: Departures between 10 April to 26 April 2014 and 23 December 2014 to 10 January 2015 will not be available due to events and festivals taking place.

Please note: Departures between 10 April to 26 April 2014 and 23 December 2014 to 10 January 2015 will not be available due to events and festivals taking place.

Airport transfers: A private return airport transfer is included.

Airport transfers: A private return airport transfer is included.

All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

Additional nights from A$138 twin share.

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Colosseum, Rome

Jewels of Italy Memorable Highlights

• Rome Sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica plus views of the Forum and Colosseum • Pisa Visit the Field of Miracles to view the Leaning Tower • Florence Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the cathedral and Piazza della Signoria • Verona View the Roman Arena and Juliet’s balcony • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island

Included Dining

• 6 buffet breakfasts • 2 three course dinners

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Unbeatable Highlights

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply Please refer to the price panel • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences.

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Gondola on the canal, Venice

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Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... Day 1 | Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Welcome to Rome! After check-in, relax and unwind. Later meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. This evening, consider a stroll around this fascinating ancient city and mingle with the locals in beautiful squares with stunning architecture! Hotel: Ergife Palace

Fiori, the impressive Giotto’s Bell Tower, and Piazza della Signoria. Experience a demonstration of fine leatherwork with time to explore on your own. Shop for high quality leather and 18-carat gold jewellery, for which Florence is renowned and don’t forget to try the ice cream! Later enjoy dinner at the hotel. (BB D)

Day 2 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Don’t miss the opportunity to join an optional experience to the famous Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. Later, your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour starting with a visit to the Vatican City and the awe-inspiring St. Peter’s Basilica to view Michelangelo’s statue, the Pietà. In ancient Rome view the Forum and the mighty Colosseum. Afterwards, during free time, why not explore the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. (BB)

Day 5 | Florence – Verona – Venice Head east to Verona, the home of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers. View the vast Roman Arena, where concerts are still held regularly each year, and walk to see Juliet’s balcony. Your journey continues north across the dramatic Apennine Mountains to the magical, romantic city of Venice. (BB D) Hotel: Antony

Day 3 | Rome – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights) Today head north to Pisa. Explore the Field of Miracles, featuring the Leaning Tower, Cathedral and Baptistery. There is time to shop for souvenirs and take pictures! Arrive later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. (BB) Hotel: Villa Stanley Day 4 | Florence Sightseeing and Free Time There are few cities in the world with an artistic legacy to equal that of Florence. Your Local Guide gives a superb commentary of the city’s history during your walking tour, which includes the Baptistery, Cathedral of Santa Maria dei

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Ends Venice 12 Apr Sat 19 Apr Sat 26 Apr Sat 3 May Sat

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Ends Venice 26 Jul Sat 2 Aug Sat

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See pages 90-91 for details. Airport Transfers: On arrival to Rome, Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9:30am, 12:30pm and 3:30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Venice Marco Polo Airport at 8am and 9:30am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$71 per person. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87. All prices are per person, twin share. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

Day 6 | Venice Orientation and Free Time Your day starts with a cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square in the heart of Venice. Admire the Bridge of Sighs, the ornate Doge’s Palace and the Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Spend free time afterwards exploring this fascinating city or perhaps take a trip out across the lagoon to the Island of Burano for a relaxing seafood meal. (BB) Day 7 | Depart Venice This morning, say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy, your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable holiday. Transfers are available to Venice Marco Polo Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

Santa Maria Novella, Florence

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Tuscany

Italian Dream Memorable Highlights

• Rome Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican and views of the Forum and Colosseum • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Marks Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island • Verona View the Roman Arena and Juliet’s balcony on an orientation walk • Florence Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the Baptistery, Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori and Giotto’s Bell Tower • Assisi Orientation of this beautiful town dedicated to St. Francis

Included Dining

• 7 buffet breakfasts • 3 three course dinners

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Unbeatable Highlights

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply Please refer to the price panel • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

Day 1 | Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Welcome to Rome! Relax and unwind after check-in and meet with your Travel Director this afternoon. Tonight, perhaps take a stroll through the city and soak up the vibrant atmosphere! Hotel: Pinewood Day 2 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour of the city. Visit St. Peter’s

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Giotto’s Bell Tower, Florence

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Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... Basilica, one of the holiest Christian sites in the world. Cross the River Tiber and admire views of the iconic Colosseum and the Forum, the focus of daily life in ancient Rome. Spend free time discovering the city on your own. (BB) Day 3 | Rome – Venice (Mestre) (2 Nights) Follow the upper Tiber valley past the medieval hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto in Umbria to Tuscany, a unique and fertile landscape with olive groves and vineyards stretching into the distance. Cross the dramatic Apennine Mountains and arrive later close to the magical city of Venice. (BB D) Hotel: Best Western Hotel Quid/Antony Day 4 | Venice Orientation and Free Time Savour the unique sights of Venice as you cruise by private launch to its heart, St. Mark’s Square. Marvel at the Bridge of Sighs, the magnificent Doge’s Palace and the Byzantine basilica adorned with glass mosaics. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca island. Explore this fascinating city in your free time or perhaps take a trip across the lagoon to Burano Island for a seafood lunch. (BB D) Day 5 | Venice – Verona – Florence (2 Nights) Drive west to Verona, the home of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. View the vast Roman Arena during your walking orientation, where concerts are still held, and then see Juliet’s balcony. Your journey continues through

the gastronomic region of Emilia Romagna to Tuscany and the Renaissance city of Florence. (BB) Hotel: Hotel 500/Novotel Firenze Nord Day 6 | Florence Sightseeing and Free Time Florence enjoys a unique artistic heritage. Experience the delights during your sightseeing tour on foot with your knowledgeable Local Guide. Admire the Baptistery, renowned for its carved bronze doors, the marble Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori, Giotto’s impressive bell tower, and the Piazza della Signoria. Enjoy a demonstration of leatherwork, with time afterwards to explore or to shop for high quality Italian goods and 18-carat gold jewellery. (BB D) Day 7 | Florence – Assisi – Rome Through the rolling countryside of Tuscany into Umbria, you arrive at the mystical town of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio. See the sights of St. Francis’ birthplace, including the medieval ramparts and the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels, built on the site where St. Francis died. Later, on your final night in Rome, you might like to celebrate the end of your holiday with a special dinner. (BB) Hotel: Club House Roma

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See pages 90-91 for details. Airport transfers: On arrival to Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$81 per person. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87. All prices are per person, twin share. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

Day 8 | Depart Rome Say ‘arrivederci’ to Rome, your Travel Director and newfound friends as you prepare for your journey home. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Lake Como, Italy

Highlights of the Italian Lakes Memorable Highlights

• Lake Maggiore Visit Italy’s second largest lake and see towns dating back to Roman times • Lake Lugano Visit the Swiss city of Lugano located on the shores of this spectacular lake • Lake Como Enjoy the Alpine peaks and sparkling waters of this scenic lake as well as an included cruise to Bellagio • Verona Orientation walk including views of Juliet’s Balcony and the Roman arena • Lake Garda Visit Italy’s largest lake and enjoy breathtaking scenery on an included scenic drive • Brescia Visit the the second largest city in Lombardy after the capital, Milan • Milan Enjoy a sightseeing tour in Milan with your Local Guide including the Duomo, Galleria and La Scala

Included Dining

Unbeatable Highlights

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply Please refer to the price panel • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences.

Juliet’s Balcony, Verona

• 7 buffet breakfasts • 3 three course dinners

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Galleria, Milan

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Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... Day 1 | Arrive Milan – Italian Lakes (2 Nights) Welcome to the Italian Lakes region! Airport transfers will be provided from Milan Malpensa Airport to your hotel. After check-in, relax and unwind before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an included dinner at the Hotel. (D) Hotel: Capolago Day 2 | Lake Maggiore Excursion After breakfast a short drive brings you to Lake Maggiore which is the second largest lake after Garda and one of the most scenic. Immortalised in American writer Ernest Hemingway’s novel ‘A Farewell To Arms’, you will have free time to explore or perhaps take an excursion to the Borromean Islands. (BB) Day 3 | Italian Lakes – Lugano – Saronno (2 Nights) This morning make your way to the Swiss city of Lugano which is also known as the ‘Monte Carlo of Switzerland’. An ever growing number of celebrities, entertainers and successful athletes have residences along the shores of this scenic lake. Later travel back into Italy where your two night stay near Como is in the town of Saronno. Well known for its almond or apricot kernel biscuits (amaretti), the sweet, almondflavoured Italian liqueur called Amaretto is also produced here. (BB) Hotel: Starhotels Grand Milan Day 4 | Lake Como Excursion After breakfast enjoy a short drive to Lake Como and an included cruise to Bellagio called “the pearl of Lake Como”. The illustrious history of Bellagio dates back to Roman times, and to this day, continues to attract the rich and famous to its beautiful

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shores. Later return to the hotel for an included dinner. (BB D)

TRIP NOTES WiFi: See pages 90-91 for details.

Day 5 | Saronno – Verona – Lake Garda Scenic Drive – Riva Del Garda (2 Nights) This morning travel to Shakespeare’s romantic Verona where you enjoy an orientation tour of the town including sights such as the Roman arena and Juliet’s balcony. Later you will have free time to savour the atmosphere of this historic city. This afternoon take a scenic drive around Lake Garda. Later check into your hotel in Riva del Garda for a two night stay. (BB) Hotel: Forte Charme Michelangelo International

Airport transfers: On arrival to Milan Malpensa Airport transfers will operate at 9am, 12.30 and 3.30pm to Varese. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Milan Malpensa Airport at 7.30am and 10.30am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$81 per person. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87. All prices are per person, twin share. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

Day 6 | Free Day – Lake Garda Relax and enjoy these peaceful and serene surroundings. Perhaps consider taking a boat trip across the lake or maybe join a full day excursion into the Dolomite Mountains where you can ride a cable car up one of the mountain peaks for spectacular views. (BB) Day 7 | Riva Del Garda – Brescia – Milan En route to Milan stop and visit the attractive town of Brescia for some free time. On arrival in Milan, enjoy a walking tour of the city centre with your Local Guide including the Gothic Duomo, the 19th century Galleria and La Scala Opera House. This evening enjoy a final dinner at the hotel with your companions. (BB D) Hotel: Milton Day 8 | Depart Milan This morning, say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy, your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable holiday. Transfers are available to Milan Malpensa Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Italian Riviera

Italian Scene Memorable Highlights

• Rome Sightseeing tour with your Local Guide includes a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica plus views of the Forum and Colosseum • Sorrento Visit this popular resort • Monte Cassino Views of the monastery high on the hill • Assisi Orientation of this beautiful town dedicated to St. Francis • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island • Verona View Juliet’s Balcony and the impressive Roman Arena • Italian Lakes Visit Lake Como • Italian Riviera Drive this scenic route • Pisa Visit the Field of Miracles to view the Leaning Tower • Florence Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the cathedral and Piazza della Signoria. Stop for breathtaking views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo

Unbeatable Highlights

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply • Please refer to the price panel • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

Day 1 | Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Welcome to Rome! After check-in, relax and unwind. Later meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. This evening, consider a stroll around this fascinating city and take in the vibrant atmosphere. Hotel: Ergife Palace Day 2 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Don’t miss the opportunity to join an optional experience to the famous Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. Later, your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour starting with a visit to the Vatican City and the awe-inspiring St. Peter’s Basilica to view Michelangelo’s statue, the Pietà. Cross the Tiber in ancient Rome and view the Forum and the mighty Colosseum. (BB) Day 3 | Rome – Sorrento – Bay Of Naples Today head south to the Bay of Naples. Drive to the nearby resort of Sorrento to visit

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Grand Canal, Venice

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Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... an inlaid-wood workshop. Then consider an optional experience to Positano and the Amalfi Coast. Later enjoy dinner at the hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Grand Moon Valley Day 4 | Bay Of Naples – Monte Cassino – Assisi Perhaps join an optional guided walking tour of Pompeii, which lay undiscovered beneath a layer of ash for centuries after Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. Afterwards, leave the Bay of Naples and stop for views of the monastery at Monte Cassino, the scene of fierce fighting during the Second World War. Continue north to the mystical town of Assisi, built on the fertile slopes of Mount Subasio in Umbria. (BB D) Hotel: Il Castello Day 5 | Assisi – Venice (Oriago) (2 Nights) Your morning orientation tour of Assisi reveals a town that has changed little since the time of St. Francis, who was born here in 1182. There is time to visit the great Basilica and see the Saint’s tomb. Later see the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels, built on the site where St. Francis died in 1226. Your journey continues north across the dramatic Apennine Mountains to near the magical, romantic city of Venice. (BB D) Hotel: Il Burchiello Day 6 | Venice Orientation and Free Time Your day starts with a cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square in the heart of Venice. Admire the Bridge of Sighs, the ornate Doge’s Palace and the Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca island. Spend free time afterwards exploring this fascinating city or perhaps take a trip out across the lagoon to the island of Burano for a relaxing seafood meal. (BB) Day 7 | Venice (Oriago) – Verona – Italian Lakes (Saronno) Head west across the plains of the Veneto to Verona, the home of Shakespeare’s

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star-crossed lovers. View the vast Roman Arena, where concerts are still held regularly each year, and walk to view Juliet’s balcony. Continue north to the Italian Lake District to visit Lake Como, a favoured summer retreat of the rich and famous, before arriving at your hotel where you dine tonight. (BB D) Hotel: Starhotels Grand Milan Day 8 | Italian Lakes (Saronno) – Pisa – Florence This morning leave the Lakes and travel south to the famous town of Pisa. In Pisa, explore the Field of Miracles, featuring the Leaning Tower, Cathedral and Baptistery. There is time to shop for souvenirs and take pictures! Arrive later at your hotel near Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Firenze Nord Day 9 | Florence Sightseeing – Rome There are few cities in the world with an artistic legacy to equal that of Florence. Your Local Guide gives a superb commentary of the city’s history during your walking tour, which includes views of the Baptistery, Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori, the impressive Giotto’s Bell Tower, and Piazza della Signoria. Experience a demonstration of fine leatherwork with time to explore on your own. Shop for high quality leather and 18-carat gold jewellery, for which Florence is renowned and don’t forget to try the ice cream! Later travel back to the Eternal City. This evening in Rome you might like to celebrate the end of your holiday in style! (BB) Hotel: Raganelli/Ergife Palace

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See pages 90-91 for details. Airport transfers: On arrival to Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$101 per person. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87. All prices are per person, twin share. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

Day 10 | Depart Rome This morning, say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy, your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable holiday. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Splendours of Italy Memorable Highlights

• Rome Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica and views of the Forum and Colosseum • Sorrento Visit a traditional inlaid wood workshop • Assisi Orientation tour includes St. Francis’ Basilica • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island • Verona View the Roman Arena and Juliet’s balcony • Lugano Visit this magnificent lakeside resort • Italian Lakes Enjoy a free day with spectacular views • Pisa View the famous Leaning Tower • Florence Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes Piazza della Signoria, Cathedral and Baptistery • Siena Visit the Piazza del Campo famous for the Palio horse race

Included Dining

• 12 buffet breakfasts • 6 three course dinners

Unbeatable Highlights

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply • Please refer to the price panel • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences.

Day 1 | Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Welcome to Rome! After check-in at your hotel, relax and unwind before meeting with your Travel Director in the afternoon. This evening, why not take a stroll around this fascinating city and soak up the amazing atmosphere. Hotel: Ergife Palace Day 2 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour of the city, starting with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the largest and most inspiring churches ever built. Your tour continues across the Tiber River with views of the Forum and the iconic Colosseum. Spend free time exploring the wonderful sights on your own. Perhaps take an optional experience to the ancient Catacombs. (BB) Day 3 | Rome – Bay Of Naples (2 Nights) Journey south past the Abbey of Monte Cassino to the Bay of Naples, your home for the next two nights. This afternoon, why not take an optional experience to Positano and the Amalfi Coast. (BB D) Hotel: Grand Moon Valley Day 4 | Sorrento Excursion Your excursion to the nearby resort of Sorrento starts with a visit to an inlaid-wood workshop, for which the area is renowned. Later, consider an optional experience to see the excavations of Pompeii, which lay undiscovered for centuries beneath a layer of volcanic ash after Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. (BB D) Day 5 | Bay Of Naples – Assisi Drive into the rolling hills of Umbria to the mystical town of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio, birthplace of St. Francis. Your Travel Director gives you an orientation tour, which includes St. Francis’ Basilica, renowned for its fresco paintings. (BB D) Hotel: Frate Sole

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Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... Day 6 | Assisi – Venice (Oriago) (2 Nights) Enjoy a scenic drive across the dramatic Apennine Mountains to the magical floating city of Venice. Dine at your hotel this evening. (BB D) Hotel: Il Burchiello Day 7 | Venice Orientation and Free Time You are surrounded by magnificent sights and sounds as you cruise by private launch along shimmering canals to St. Mark’s Square. Admire the Bridge of Sighs, the ornate Doge’s Palace and the Basilica of St. Mark. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca island. Explore the city during your free time or maybe take a trip to Burano Island in the lagoon for a fresh seafood meal. (BB) Day 8 | Venice (Oriago) – Verona – Lugano – Italian Lakes (2 Nights) Journey west to Verona, the setting for Shakespeare’s most famous play, and stop to admire the Roman Arena and Juliet’s balcony. Continue via Milan to the Swiss border and visit the pretty lakeside resort of Lugano. (BB D) Hotel: Starhotels Grand Milan Day 9 | Italian Lakes Free Day A full day to enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Italian Lakes region. (BB D) Day 10 | Italian Lakes – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights) Cross the Apennine Mountains past Genoa, Columbus’ birthplace. In Pisa,

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marvel at the famous Leaning Tower in the Field of Miracles. Later arrive in the Renaissance city of Florence. Tonight, you may wish to enjoy a wonderful dinner in the Chianti hills! (BB) Hotel: Novotel Firenze Nord Day 11 | Florence Sightseeing and Free Time Florence is one of the liveliest and most creative cities in Europe, and home to some of the world’s greatest works of art and architecture. Your Local Guide gives you an excellent account of the city’s history during your walking tour of the city, which includes the marble Cathedral, Piazza della Signoria and the Baptistery. Afterwards in your free time, visit one of the many museums or shop for quality leather and gold or simply relax and enjoy the ambience! (BB)

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See pages 90-91 for details. Airport transfers: On arrival to Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$131 per person. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87. All prices are per person, twin share. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

Day 12 | Florence – Siena – Rome Admire the beautiful scenery as you drive through the Chianti area of Tuscany to Siena, a medieval city famous for its bi-annual Palio horse race. Marvel at its rich heritage during your orientation tour. This evening in Rome – your final night – you might like to mark the end of an enjoyable holiday with a meal out! (BB) Hotel: Ergife Palace Day 13 | Depart Rome This morning, say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy, your Travel Director and your fellow travellers as you prepare to return home with wonderful memories. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Spanish Experience Memorable Highlights

• Madrid Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes Puerta del Sol, the Cervantes Memorial and the Cibeles Fountain • Toledo Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the synagogue and cathedral. Visit a steel workshop • Puerto Lápice Visit the inn where Don Quixote is said to have been dubbed a knight • Seville Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the Cathedral and Giralda Tower • Granada Orientation drive through the city with views of the cathedral • Valencia See the town hall, Cathedral, and Serrano and Cuarte Towers • Peñiscola See the ancient castle overlooking the beach • Barcelona Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, the Ramblas and views from Montjuïc

Included Dining

• 8 buffet breakfasts • 3 three course dinners

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Unbeatable Highlights

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply Please refer to the price panel • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences.

Day 1 | Arrive Madrid (2 Nights) Welcome to Madrid, Spain’s capital city. Check into your hotel then relax and unwind. Later, meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. This evening, spend free time exploring on your own or join the group for a walking tour of the city and the chance to savour local ‘tapas’ at a café on the Plaza Mayor. Hotel: Confortel Alcala Norte Day 2 | Madrid Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Guide shows you the sights of Madrid including the Cibeles fountain, the Gran Via, the Paseo de la Castellana and the Puerta del Sol. At Plaza de España, admire the monument to Cervantes. Afterwards, consider an excursion to the medieval city of Segovia - a UNESCO World Heritage site. This evening, you might be tempted by Madrid’s nightlife, where the locals dine late and enjoy the open-air cafés and vibrant atmosphere until the early hours! (BB) Day 3 | Madrid – Toledo – Seville (2 Nights) In the medieval city of Toledo – the ancient capital of Castile – your Local Guide takes you on a walking tour through the quaint streets for views of the cathedral and synagogue. Toledo has been a traditional sword-making, steel-working centre since about 500 BC and was the standard source of weaponry for the Roman Legions; visit a steel workshop to see some fine examples of this age-old craft.

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Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... Your journey continues south to Puerto Lapice where, reputedly, Don Quixote was dubbed ‘a knight’ by a local innkeeper. The plains of La Mancha give way to the hills of Andalusia with striking whitewashed villages and churches. Arrive in Seville, a vibrant city and the home of bullfighting and flamenco! (BB) Hotel: Gran Lar Day 4 | Seville Sightseeing and Free Time Admire the great monuments and sights of Seville with your Local Guide. View the pools and pavilions in Maria Luisa Park, constructed for the 1929 World’s Fair. Marvel at the mighty cathedral and La Giralda. Tonight, you might like to experience the fire and passion of a Spanish flamenco show! (BB) Day 5 | Seville – Granada A picturesque drive through beautiful villages. Enjoy an orientation of Granda and there is also a chance to join an optional experience to explore the Alhambra Palace and gardens, subject to ticket availability. (BB D) Hotel: Macia Condor Day 6 | Granada – Guadix – Valencia Cross the Mora Pass through the superb scenery of the Sierra Nevada. Admire the cave dwellings in Guadix with time to take pictures. Continue through Murcia and the forests of Elche to Valencia, renowned for its orange groves. See the bull ring, the great cathedral and the Towers of Serrano and Cuarte during your orientation tour. Later, arrive at your hotel where you dine tonight with your fellow travellers. (BB D) Hotel: Abba Acteon

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Day 7 | Valencia – Peñiscola – Barcelona (2 Nights) Head north along the coast through the Levant region and stop at Peñiscola to view the ancient castle of the ‘Spanish Pope’, used in the film El Cid. Continue along the Costa Dorada to Barcelona, Spain’s most cosmopolitan city. Your Local Guide takes you on a wonderful sightseeing tour, which includes Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia and the Plaza Catalunya. See the lively Ramblas and enjoy spectacular views of the city from Montjuïc. Tonight, consider visiting a Catalan-style restaurant for a delicious dinner of local specialities! (BB) Hotel: Hesperia Sant Just

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See pages 90-91 for details. Airport transfers: On arrival to Madrid Airport transfers will operate at 10.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Barcelona Airport at 8am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$91 per person. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87. All prices are per person, twin share. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

Day 8 | Barcelona Free Time Today is free for you to explore this fascinating city. As well as having a rich Roman and medieval heritage, Barcelona also has a reputation for fun! Why not visit the monastery in the rocky mountains of Montserrat to see the Black Madonna? This evening, dine with your companions and celebrate a memorable holiday. (BB D) Day 9 | Depart Barcelona This morning, say ‘adios’ to Spain, your Travel Director, and your fellow travellers at the end of your unforgettable Spanish Experience! Transfers are available to Barcelona Airport. Conditions apply. (BB) Please note: A complimentary return transfer is available to Madrid for all guests. It will arrive at the Trafalgar extra night hotel in Madrid at approximately 6pm.

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Impressions of Spain & Portugal Memorable Highlights

• Puerto Lápice Visit the inn where Don Quixote is said to have been dubbed a knight • Úbeda View the monumental Vázquez de Molina Square, surrounded by imposing Renaissance buildings • Baeza Visit a traditional hacienda to see how olive oil is produced • Granada Orientation drive through the city with views of the cathedral • Malaga See the cathedral and castle during your orientation of the city • Ronda Cross the Puente Nuevo bridge and see the bull-ring of this beautiful hill-top town • Algarve Stay in the picturesque beach resort of Albufeira • Lisbon View Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries on your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide • Fatima Visit the celebrated Shrine • Oporto See the Stock Exchange and the Church of St. Francis on your orientation of the city • Salamanca Orientation of this university city includes views the Plaza Mayor • Madrid Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes Puerta del Sol, the Cervantes Memorial and the Cibeles Fountain

Unbeatable Highlights

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply. Please refer to the price panel • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences.

Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... Day 1 | Arrive Madrid Welcome to Madrid! Check into your hotel then relax and unwind. Later, meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers before enjoying dinner at your hotel. (D) Hotel: NH Ribera De Manzanares Day 2 | Madrid – Úbeda – Granada Travel south, across the plains of La Mancha, and stop at Puerto Lápice to visit the inn where legendary Don Quixote received his knighthood. Continue south into Andalucia to visit the UNESCO World Heritage town of Úbeda. View Vázquez de Molina Square, one of the best examples of Renaissance architecture in Spain. Explore the town on your own in your free time. This afternoon, visit a traditional hacienda to see how olive oil is produced and taste some for yourself! This evening sample the night life of Granada. (BB) Hotel: San Anton Day 3 | Granada – Malaga (2 Nights) This morning’s panoramic tour includes views of the Cathedral. Afterwards, there is time, subject to ticket availability, to join an optional visit to the magnificent Alhambra Palace and gardens. Arrive later

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on the famous Costa Del Sol, with time to lounge on the beach and swim in the sparkling Mediterranean or explore the many attractions of Malaga. (BB) Hotel: Tryp Alameda Day 4 | Malaga Orientation and Free Time Malaga is one of the oldest cities in the world. See the castle and cathedral during your orientation of the city, then enjoy free time to explore at your own pace. Visit the Picasso Museum, relax at the beach, or join an optional experience to one of the famous hilltop villages, the choice is yours! (BB D) Day 5 | Malaga – Ronda – Albufeira, Algarve (2 Nights) This morning, take a scenic drive to the hilltop town of Ronda for spectacular views of the Sierra de Ronda. Cross the Puente Nuevo, spanning the 120m deep chasm carrying the Guadalevín River, and see the famous bull-ring, one of the oldest in Spain. Cross the border to the Algarve, your home for the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Montechoro Day 6 | Free Day in Albufeira, Algarve Enjoy a whole day at leisure to do as you please. Relax on the beach or join an excursion to Lagos Sagres and Portimas with stunning views of the Algarve coastline. (BB) Day 7 | Albufeira – Grândola – Lisbon (2 Nights) Travel via Grândola, a small Alentejan town surrounded by cork trees and agriculture in the Setúbal district, and cross the River Tagus to Lisbon, the Portuguese capital and your home for the next two nights. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Altis Park Day 8 | Lisbon Sightseeing and Free Time See Lisbon’s landmarks during your sightseeing tour with your Local Guide

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including the Monument to the Discoveries, the suspension bridge spanning the River Tagus, the Belem Tower and the quaint Alfama district. Later, in your free time, perhaps take an optional experience to the historic towns of Cascais and Sintra. (BB) Day 9 | Lisbon – Fatima – Oporto A scenic drive north through the magnificent Serra d’Aire Mountains brings you to the Shrine at Fatima, site of celebrated religious miracles. Traverse the Buçaco National Park to the city of Oporto located on the banks of the Douro River. See the Stock Exchange and the Church of St. Francis during your orientation of the city. Why not join your Travel Director for a Duoro River Cruise with dinner tonight? (BB) Hotel: Axis Porto Business & Spa

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See pages 90-91 for details. Airport transfers: On arrival to Madrid Airport transfers will operate at 10.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Madrid Airport at 8.30am and 11am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$121 per person. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87. All prices are per person, twin share. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

Day 10 | Oporto – Salamanca Enjoy free time this morning before crossing the border back into Spain. View the Plaza Mayor during your orientation of Salamanca, the oldest university city in Spain. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Vincci Ciudad De Salamanca Day 11 | Salamanca – Madrid Your journey continues through the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains to Madrid, Europe’s highest capital city. Your Local Guide shows you the sights of Madrid including the Cibeles fountain, the Gran Via, Paseo de la Castellana and Puerta del Sol. See the monument to Cervantes in Plaza de España. Tonight why not join your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a memorable dinner in the heart of this wonderful city. (BB) Hotel: NH Ribera De Manzanares Day 12 | Depart Madrid Say ‘adios’ to your companions after a wonderful holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

Belem tower, Lisbon

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Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Iberian Explorer Memorable Highlights

• Barcelona Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, the Ramblas and views from Montjuïc • Peñiscola See the ancient castle overlooking the beach • Valencia Orientation tour includes the Cathedral, town hall and Serrano and Cuarte Towers • Guadix View the cave homes in “Barrio Troglodyte” • Granada Orientation with views of the Cathedral • Costa Del Sol Visit this renowned resort area • Gibraltar Visit the famous rock of Gibraltar • Seville Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the Cathedral and Giralda Tower • Lisbon View Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries on your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide • Fatima Visit the celebrated Shrine • Salamanca Orientation of this university city includes views of the Plaza Mayor • Madrid Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes Puerta del Sol, The Cervantes Memorial and the Cibeles Fountain

Unbeatable Highlights

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply • Please refer to the price panel • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences.

Day 1 | Arrive Barcelona (2 Nights) Welcome to Barcelona! Relax after check-in. After meeting your Travel Director, you might like to explore Spain’s most cosmopolitan city. Hotel: Alberta Day 2 | Barcelona Free Time Your Local Guide shows you the sights including Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, the Ramblas, Plaza Catalunya and spectacular views of the city from Montjuïc. Enjoy free time to explore the city or join an excursion to Montserrat. (BB) Day 3 | Barcelona – Peñiscola – Valencia Drive through orange groves to Peñiscola and see the ancient castle used in the film ‘El Cid’. Continue through the ‘huertas’ to sunny Valencia, the third largest city in Spain, where your orientation includes the town hall, the Bull Ring, the Towers of Serrano and Cuarte, the Cathedral and the modern ‘City of Arts and Science’ designed by renowned architect, Santiago Calatrava. (BB D) Hotel: Abba Acteon Day 4 | Valencia – Guadix – Granada Travel southwest across the ‘sierras’ to view the cave houses at Guadix. Take pictures of the troglodyte dwellings and then cross the jagged Mora Pass to Granada. (BB D) Hotel: Macia Condor

Included Dining

• 12 buffet breakfasts • 5 three course dinners

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Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... Day 5 | Granada – Costa Del Sol This morning’s panoramic orientation tour includes views of the Cathedral. Afterwards, there is time, subject to ticket availability, to visit the magnificent Alhambra Palace and gardens. Arrive later on the famous Costa Del Sol, with time to lounge on the beach and swim in the sparkling Mediterranean or explore Malaga’s many attractions. (BB) Hotel: Tryp Guadalmar/Tryp Alameda Day 6 | Costa Del Sol – Gibraltar – Seville (2 Nights) Enjoy a scenic costal drive past Marbella to La Linea. Cross to the Rock of Gibraltar, where you have the chance to see the famous Barbary monkeys and possibly visit the cave of St. Michael. Then continue through spectacular Andalusian countryside to Seville. After dinner at your hotel tonight you might like to experience a fiery Flamenco show! (BB D) Hotel: Gran Lar Day 7 | Seville Sightseeing and Free Time Admire the great monuments and sights of Seville with your Local Guide on your included morning sightseeing tour. View the pools and pavilions in Maria Luisa Park, constructed for the 1929 World’s Fair. Marvel at the mighty Cathedral and La Giralda Bell Tower. Explore the city at your own pace or join an excursion to see the impressive Alcazar. Tonight, you might like to sample some traditional tapas. (BB) Day 8 | Seville – Lisbon (2 Nights) Drive to the Portuguese border then continue past the cork trees of the Alentejo region. From here travel via Setúbal to the capital of Portugal, Lisbon, a great seafaring city situated near where the Tagus River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Tonight, consider a traditional Portuguese dinner with folk dancing and song. (BB) Hotel: Altis Park

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Day 9 | Lisbon Sightseeing and Free Time See the Hieronymite Monastery and the medieval quarter of the city before taking in views of the Belém Tower on an included sightseeing tour with your Local Guide. Then time at leisure to maybe take an optional experience to the coastal town of Cascais. (BB) Day 10 | Lisbon – Fatima – Salamanca A scenic drive north through the magnificent Serra d’Aire Mountains brings you to the Shrine at Fatima, site of celebrated religious miracles. Cross the border back into Spain and arrive later in Salamanca where you view the Plaza Mayor during your orientation tour. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Vincci Ciudad De Salamanca

Frequent traveller reward SAVE up to A$106 p.p Second trip discount SAVE up to A$53 p.p Young traveller discount A$200

Triple room discount A$50 p.p

Price per Person

Starts Ends Barcelona Madrid 12 Apr Sat 24 Apr Thu 19 Apr Sat 1 May Thu 26 Apr Sat 8 May Thu

Twin Share 2065 2085 2085

Single Supp. Option 600 600 600

3 May Sat 10 May Sat 17 May Sat 24 May Sat 31 May Sat

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2085 2085 2125 2125 2125

600 600 600 600 600

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Ends Madrid 31 Jul Thu 7 Aug Thu

Twin Share 2065 2065

Single Supp. Option 600 600

2 Aug Sat 9 Aug Sat 16 Aug Sat 23 Aug Sat 30 Aug Sat

14 Aug Thu 21 Aug Thu 28 Aug Thu 4 Sep Thu 11 Sep Thu

2065 2065 2065 2065 2125

600 600 600 600 600

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18 Sep Thu 25 Sep Thu 2 Oct Thu 9 Oct Thu

2125 2125 2125 2125

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See pages 90-91 for details. Airport transfers: On arrival to Barcelona Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12pm and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Madrid Airport at 8.30am and 11am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$131 per person. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87. All prices are per person, twin share.

VISAS FOR GIBRALTAR: Please speak to your Travel Agent to find out whether you are affected by the specific visa requirements necessary to visit the Rock of Gibraltar. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

Day 11 | Salamanca – Madrid (2 Nights) Your journey continues through the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains to Madrid, Europe’s highest capital city. This afternoon your Local Guide shows you all the sights including the Royal Palace, the Puerta del Sol and the Cervantes Memorial in the Plaza de España. Madrid offers a feast of fine restaurants to choose from, where you can dine on local and regional treats such as paella and roast suckling pig. (BB) Hotel: Confortel Alcala Norte Day 12 | Madrid Free Day An entire day to explore the city! You might like to visit the Prado Museum, watch the street artists on Plaza Mayor or join an excursion to the medieval city of Toledo, the ancient capital of Castile. Tonight, dine with your companions as you celebrate a memorable holiday. (BB D) Day 13 | Depart Madrid Say ‘adios’ to your companions after a wonderful holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

Spanish Paella

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16 65 A$

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Plaza de Espanya, Seville

Highlights of Spain, Morocco & Portugal Memorable Highlights

• Madrid Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes Puerta del Sol, The Cervantes Memorial and the Cibeles Fountain • Toledo Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the synagogue and Cathedral. Visit a steel workshop • Granada Orientation drive through the city with views of the Cathedral • Fez Sightseeing includes a walking tour of the Medina and views of the Royal Palace • Marrakesh Visit Bahia Palace and Djemaa el-Fna Square during your sightseeing tour • Casablanca View the Corniche and see the Hassan II Mosque • Rabat View the Mausoleum and Royal Palace during your orientation • Seville Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the Cathedral and Giralda Tower • Lisbon View Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries on your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide • Fatima Visit the celebrated shrine • Salamanca Orientation of this university city includes views of the Plaza Mayor

Included Dining

• 15 buffet breakfasts • 6 three course dinners

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Unbeatable Highlights

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • Return ferry crossing between Spain and Morocco • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply • Please refer to the price panel • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences.

Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... Day 1 | Arrive Madrid (2 Nights) Welcome to Madrid! After check-in there is time to unwind and relax. This evening, why not try the traditional dish of paella in one of the restaurants lining the lively Plaza Mayor. (BB) Hotel: Santos Agumar Day 2 | Madrid Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Guide shows you the sights of Madrid including the Cibeles fountain, the Gran Via, Paseo de la Castellana and Puerta del Sol. See the monument to Cervantes in Plaza de España Afterwards, consider a visit to the famous Prado Museum featuring a large collection of works by Velazquez, or take an optional experience to the medieval UNESCO World Heritage city of Segovia. This evening, you might be tempted by Madrid’s nightlife, where the locals dine late and enjoy the open-air cafés and vibrant atmosphere until the early hours! (BB) Day 3 | Madrid – Toledo – Granada Today drive to ancient Toledo and see the Cathedral and the ancient synagogue with your Local Guide. Visit a steel workshop to see some fine examples of the famous Toledo steel-craft. Travel through Andalusia to the Moorish city of Granada. (BB D) Hotel: Macia Condor Day 4 | Granada – Costa Del Sol Your orientation tour includes views of the Cathedral. Enjoy free time to explore the city or join an optional experience to the Alhambra Palace, subject to ticket availability. Then travel towards Malaga, the most popular Mediterranean resort on the Costa del Sol. (BB) Hotel: Tryp Guadalmar/Tryp Alameda Day 5 | Costa Del Sol – Fez (2 Nights) The day begins with a scenic coastal drive before boarding the ferry to North Africa. A different world awaits you in Morocco, from the dramatic Rif Mountains to the imperial city of Fez, the architecture, culture and scent of the land is as rich as it is diverse. (BB D) Hotel: Fram Volubilis

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Day 6 | Fez Sightseeing and Free Time The morning guided sightseeing tour includes views of the Royal Palace. On your walking tour through the labyrinthine Medina, learn the art of haggling. Experience the atmosphere of this exotic city with time to relax or use your new-found skills to haggle over beautiful Moroccan carpets – an everlasting souvenir. This evening, stroll beneath the star-studded sky or consider joining an excursion to a traditional Arabian experience dinner, complete with belly dancers! (BB) Day 7 | Fez – Marrakesh (2 Nights) This morning enjoy the breath taking drive, travelling through the foothills of the Atlas Mountains to the city of Marrakesh, Africa’s most popular year-round sun resort. It was once the favourite holiday spot of Sir Winston Churchill, a haven where he used to relax and paint. (BB) Hotel: Atlas Asni Day 8 | Marrakesh Sightseeing and Free Time This morning your guided sightseeing tour includes a visit to the ornate Bahia Palace and the vast Djemaa el-Fna Square with its palm readers and acrobats. Then there is time at leisure for bargain hunting in the many souks and bazaars or perhaps take an excursion to a Berber village in the Ourika Valley. (BB D) Day 9 | Marrakesh – Casablanca – Rabat Today continue on to Casablanca, scene of Humphrey Bogart’s most magical moments. On arrival your guided tour includes a panoramic drive of the Corniche, plus views of the Hassan II Mosque with the world’s tallest minaret. Then continue to the capital city, Rabat, where you view the Mausoleum and Royal Palace. (BB D) Hotel: Rihab Rabat Day 10 | Rabat – Seville (2 Nights) Today, drive northwards to the coast and board the ferry for the return journey back across the Straits of Gibraltar to the Spanish mainland. Continue your journey through the Jerez vineyards, home of sherry. Later arrive in Andalusia’s most beautiful city, Seville, for a two-night stay. This evening, enjoy dinner with your companions and then relax or why not experience the fire and passion of a Spanish flamenco show? (BB D) Hotel: Gran Lar

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Day 11 | Seville Sightseeing and Free Time Admire the great monuments and sights of Seville with your Local Guide. View the pools and pavilions in Maria Luisa Park, constructed for the 1929 World’s Fair. Marvel at the mighty Cathedral and La Giralda Bell Tower. Explore the city at your own pace or join an excursion to see the impressive Alcazar. Tonight, you might like to sample some traditional tapas. (BB) Day 12 | Seville – Lisbon (2 Nights) Drive to the Portuguese border then continue past the cork trees of the Alentejo region. From here travel to the capital of Portugal, Lisbon, a great seafaring city situated where the Tagus River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Tonight, consider a traditional Portuguese dinner with folk dancing and song. Hotel: Altis Park Day 13 | Lisbon Sightseeing and Free Time See the Hieronymite Monastery and the medieval quarter of the city before taking in views of the Belém Tower on an included sightseeing tour with your Local Guide. Then time at leisure to maybe take an optional experience to the coastal town of Cascais. (BB) Day 14 | Lisbon – Fatima – Salamanca A scenic drive north through the magnificent Serra d’Aire Mountains brings you to the Shrine at Fatima, site of celebrated religious miracles. Cross the border back into Spain and arrive later in Salamanca where you view Plaza Mayor during your orientation tour. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Vincci Ciudad De Salamanca

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Frequent traveller reward SAVE up to A$128 p.p Second trip discount SAVE up to A$64 p.p Young traveller discount A$240

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A$2465

Starts Ends Madrid Madrid 19 Apr Sat 4 May Sun 26 Apr Sat 11 May Sun

Twin Share 2465 2499

Single Supp. Option 680 680

3 May Sat 10 May Sat 17 May Sat 24 May Sat 31 May Sat

18 May Sun 25 May Sun 1 Jun Sun 8 Jun Sun 15 Jun Sun

2499 2499 2550 2550 2499

680 680 680 680 680

7 Jun Sat 14 Jun Sat 21 Jun Sat 28 Jun Sat

22 Jun Sun 29 Jun Sun 6 Jul Sun 13 Jul Sun

2499 2499 2499 2499

680 680 680 680

5 Jul Sat 12 Jul Sat 19 Jul Sat

20 Jul Sun 27 Jul Sun 3 Aug Sun

2465 2465 2465

680 680 680

Price per Person

Starts Madrid 26 Jul Sat

Ends Madrid 10 Aug Sun

Twin Share 2465

Single Supp. Option 680

2 Aug Sat 9 Aug Sat 16 Aug Sat 23 Aug Sat 30 Aug Sat

17 Aug Sun 24 Aug Sun 31 Aug Sun 7 Sep Sun 14 Sep Sun

2465 2465 2465 2465 2499

680 680 680 680 680

6 Sep Sat 13 Sep Sat 20 Sep Sat 27 Sep Sat

21 Sep Sun 28 Sep Sun 5 Oct Sun 12 Oct Sun

2499 2499 2499 2499

680 680 680 680

4 Oct Sat 11 Oct Sat 18 Oct Sat 25 Oct Sat

19 Oct Sun 26 Oct Sun 2 Nov Sun 9 Nov Sun

2499 2499 2499 2499

680 680 680 680

TRIP NOTES WiFi: See pages 90-91 for details. Airport transfers: On arrival to Madrid Airport transfers will operate at 10.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Madrid Airport at 8.30am and 11am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$161 per person. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87. All prices are per person, twin share.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak with your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your specific requirements. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

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Day 15 | Salamanca – Madrid Your journey continues through the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains to Madrid, Europe’s highest capital city. This afternoon, explore the city at your own pace. Tonight, perhaps enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers on the final night of your holiday. (BB) Hotel: Rafael Orense Day 16 | Depart Madrid This morning it is time to bid farewell to your Travel Director and new-found friends as your memorable holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available to Madrid airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

Moroccan Spices

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Arc de Triomphe, Paris

Highlights of France Memorable Highlights

• Paris Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées and the Eiffel Tower • Beaune Visit this charming town • Lyon Orientation tour of this gastronomic city • Avignon View St. Bénezet Bridge and the Papal Palace • Monaco Visit the Principality • Nice Enjoy the capital of the French Riviera • Pont du Gard View the Roman Aqueduct • Carcassonne Visit this beautifully preserved walled city • Lourdes View St. Bernadette’s Grotto • Biarritz Visit this glamorous resort • Bordeaux Orientation tour • St. Emilion Visit the famous wine village • Cognac Visit a brandy distillery • Loire Valley Visit the magnificent Château de Chenonceau with your Local Guide. View the Château at Amboise and Chambord • Mont St. Michel Visit the island town and view the abbey • Normandy Visit the D-Day landing beach of Omaha • Honfleur Visit this picturesque port • Rouen View the Cathedral

Included Dining

• 12 buffet breakfasts • 4 three course dinners

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Unbeatable Highlights

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply Please refer to the price panel • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences.

Day 1 | Arrive Paris (2 Nights) Welcome to Paris! After a welcome meeting with your Travel Director, there is time to relax and explore this beautiful city. Consider an evening tour to Montmartre, an area full of charm and character. Hotel: Ibis Styles Bercy Day 2 | Paris Sightseeing and Free Time Experience a wonderful sightseeing tour with a Local Guide, featuring views of the Eiffel Tower, Champs Élyées and the Arc de Triomphe. Spend the rest of the day as you wish. Consider visiting the Louvre. This evening, why not finish your journey with a spectacular cabaret show for which Paris is famous! (BB) Day 3 | Paris – Beaune – Lyon Visit medieval Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. Arrive later in Lyon, a dynamic cultural city with an orientation tour en route to your hotel. (BB) Hotel: Park & Suites Lyon Gerland Day 4 | Lyon – Avignon – Monaco – Nice (2 Nights) Enjoy a scenic drive south to Avignon to view the Palace of the Popes and St. Bénezet Bridge. Then continue to the tiny Principality of Monaco on the coast. Finally drive to the city of Nice, capital of the glamorous French Riviera! (BB) Hotel: Apogia Day 5 | Nice – Free Day Relax and experience the Côte d’Azur’s sophisticated atmosphere. Perhaps laze on the beach and sip cocktails in a shady terraced bar, shop for the latest fashions or visit the colourful Flower Market in the old town. (BB) Day 6 | Nice – Pont Du Gard – Aigues Mortes – Balaruc Les Bains View the Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct spanning the Gardon River.  Drive through the Camargue to the walled city of Aigues Mortes, once the departure point for some of the Crusades. Continue to your hotel in the peaceful resort of Balaruc Les Bains, close to the picturesque Thau Lake. (BB D) Hotel: Mercure Sete Balaruc Les Bains

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Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... Day 7 | Balaruc Les Bains – Carcassonne – Lourdes Drive to Carcassonne for an orientation of this walled medieval town. Visit Lourdes nestled in the foothills of the Pyrénées to view the basilica on top of St. Bernadette’s Grotto. This evening there is an opportunity to join a procession by torchlight to the basilica with the pilgrims – a magical and moving experience. (BB D) Hotel: La Solitude Day 8 | Lourdes – Biarritz – Bordeaux Drive westwards from Lourdes to the Atlantic coast. In the glamorous resort of Biarritz explore the chic boutiques and watch the surfers perform their stunts! Traverse the rolling countryside of Les Landes to classical Bordeaux and visit the hilltop town of St. Emilion during your included excursion. Don’t miss the chance to sample splendid Graves wines at a wine cellar in this picturesque village. (BB) Hotel: Ibis Bordeaux Centre Meriadeck

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Frequent traveller reward SAVE up to A$139 p.p Second trip discount SAVE up to A$69 p.p Young traveller discount A$270

Triple room discount A$10 p.p

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Renaissance art and furniture. Your journey continues through verdant countryside. View the imposing castle at Amboise, where Leonardo da Vinci died and is buried, and view the splendid Château de Chambord. Tonight, why not try delicious local Touraine cuisine? (BB) Day 11 | Loire Valley – Mont St. Michel – D-Day Landing Beaches (Omaha) – Deauville Head north via Le Mans, home of the famous 24-hour car race, through the fortified town of Fougères. Visit Mont St. Michel and view the abbey. Visit the historic D-Day landing beach and the American cemetery at Omaha Beach. Arrive later at your Normandy hotel in Deauville, the elegant resort renowned for its racecourse, harbour and international film festival. (BB D) Hotel: Ibis Deauville

Day 9 | Bordeaux – Cognac – Loire Valley (2 Nights) Cross the vineyards of Bordeaux to Cognac to visit a brandy distillery. Continue past the strange buildings of Futuroscope, the amusement and science theme park at Poitiers, to the Loire Valley. (BB D) Hotel: Novotel Tours Sud

Day 12 | Deauville – Honfleur – Rouen – Paris Explore the picturesque harbour at Honfleur on the Normandy coast, a summer haunt of the impressionist painters. Drive through cheese and cider country to Rouen, where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake, and view the impressive Cathedral. Your day ends in the glittering capital, Paris. (BB) Hotel: Ibis Styles Bercy

Day 10 | Loire Valley and Château Excursion Your Local Guide takes you on a fascinating visit to Chenonceau, a fairytale château built across the River Cher, home to priceless collections of

Day 13 | Depart Paris Say ‘au revoir’ to Paris, your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of a memorable holiday in France. Transfers are available to Charles de Gaulle Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Starts Paris 4 Apr Fri 11 Apr Fri 18 Apr Fri 25 Apr Fri

Ends Paris 16 Apr Wed 23 Apr Wed 30 Apr Wed 7 May Wed

Twin Share 2625 2650 2650 2650

Single Supp. Option 850 850 850 850

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850

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Single Supp. Option 850 850 850

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13 Aug Wed 20 Aug Wed 27 Aug Wed 3 Sep Wed 10 Sep Wed

2635 2635 2635 2699 2699

850 850 850 850 850

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2765 2765 2765 2699

850 850 850 850

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15 Oct Wed

2699

850

s Alternative hotels: Departures may be accommodated in alternative locations.

All sightseeing and inclusions will remain as described.

TRIP NOTES WiFi: See pages 90-91 for details. Airport transfers: On arrival to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport transfers will operate at 8am, 11am and 2pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport at 8am and 11.30am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$131 per person. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87. All prices are per person, twin share. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

Vineyards, Bordeaux

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Punting, Cambridge

Taste of Britain Memorable Highlights

• Cambridge View King’s College Chapel and the Bridge of Sighs over the river Cam • York View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles. See the old walls • Hadrian’s Wall View the remains of the Roman wall • Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the new Parliament building and the castle • Gretna Green Visit Gretna Green, popular with eloping couples since 1754 • Grasmere Visit the Lake District village of Grasmere, and view the grave of poet William Wordsworth • Liverpool Visit the home city of the Beatles • Chester View the Tudor architecture and the timbered buildings known as the ‘Rows’ • Stratford-upon-Avon Visit the town of Shakespeare’s Birth and see Anne Hathaway’s cottage

Included Dining

• 3 full breakfasts • 1 three course dinner

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Unbeatable Highlights

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre • London airport transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply, see page 87 • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included Sightseeing experiences

John Lennon Statue, Liverpool

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences.

Edinburgh Castle

SCOTLAND

Taste of Britain

EDINBURGH 1 (DUNFERMLINE)

North Atlantic Ocean

North Sea

Gretna Green NORTHERN IRELAND

Grasmere

From:

Hadrian’s Wall Lake District

1

Liverpool

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

1

HAYDOCK

Frequent traveller reward up Young traveller discount Other savings to A$39 p.p A$70

Stratfordupon-Avon

Cambridge

End

Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... Day 1 | London – Cambridge – York – Darlington Enjoy a scenic drive towards the university city of Cambridge. Explore the cobbled streets and see some of the world famous colleges. On arrival in York your Travel Director will show you some of the highlights of this city on an orientation walk. View the magnificent Gothic Minster and see the famous street called the Shambles. Dine tonight in your hotel. (D) Hotel: Blackwell Grange

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ENGLAND

Start

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LONDON

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Chester

WALES

Overnight stays

A$750 (per person twin share)

DARLINGTON York

Irish Sea

4 days – 2 Countries

Day 4 | Liverpool (Haydock) – Chester – Stratford-Upon-Avon – London This morning visit Chester. View the Medieval Walls, the cathedral and the black and white timbered buildings, known as the ‘Rows’. Visit Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace, and see Anne Hathaway’s cottage before arriving in London at the end of a remarkable four days. (FB)

Triple room discount A$10 p.p

Price per Person

Starts Ends London London 19 Mar Wed 22 Mar Sat 26 Mar Wed 29 Mar Sat

Twin Share 750 750

Single Supp. Option 140 140

2 Apr Wed 5 Apr Sat 9 Apr Wed 12 Apr Sat 16 Apr Wed 19 Apr Sat 23 Apr Wed 26 Apr Sat 30 Apr Wed 3 May Sat

765 765 765 765 765

140 140 140 140 140

7 May Wed 10 May Sat 14 May Wed 17 May Sat 21 May Wed 24 May Sat 28 May Wed 31 May Sat

765 765 765 765

140 140 140 140

4 Jun Wed 11 Jun Wed 18 Jun Wed 25 Jun Wed

765 765 765 765

140 140 140 140

7 Jun Sat 14 Jun Sat 21 Jun Sat 28 Jun Sat

Price per Person

Twin Share 775 775 775 775 775

Single Supp. Option 140 140 140 140 140

6 Aug Wed 9 Aug Sat 13 Aug Wed 16 Aug Sat 20 Aug Wed 23 Aug Sat 27 Aug Wed 30 Aug Sat

775 775 775 775

140 140 140 140

3 Sep Wed 6 Sep Sat 10 Sep Wed 13 Sep Sat 17 Sep Wed 20 Sep Sat 24 Sep Wed 27 Sep Sat

765 765 765 765

140 140 140 140

1 Oct Wed 4 Oct Sat 8 Oct Wed 11 Oct Sat

750 750

140 140

Starts London 2 Jul Wed 9 Jul Wed 16 Jul Wed 23 Jul Wed 30 Jul Wed

Ends London 5 Jul Sat 12 Jul Sat 19 Jul Sat 26 Jul Sat 2 Aug Sat

TRIP NOTES WiFi: See pages 90-91 for details. Edinburgh Tattoo 1 – 23 August 2014: Ask your Travel Agent to book your tickets (subject to availability). Your London Hotel: Hilton Olympia For rates and full details please see page 87. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Hilton Olympia providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$36 per person. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87.

Day 2 | Darlington – Edinburgh Sightseeing – Edinburgh (Dunfermline) View Hadrian’s Wall, a defensive wall built by the Romans in 122 AD. Cross the border into Bonnie Scotland and arrive in the capital city Edinburgh. The city sightseeing tour with your Local Guide includes views of the Georgian New Town, Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Spend free time exploring on your own or join your Travel Director on an optional experience to the Royal Yacht Britannia in nearby Leith. Tonight, why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes? (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Dunfermline/Peebles Hydro

All prices are per person, twin share. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

Day 3 | Edinburgh (Dunfermline) – Lake District – Liverpool (Haydock) Heading south, stop at Gretna Green, where eloping couples married against their parents’ wishes. Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Windermere as you travel through the Lake District. Stop in the village of Grasmere where the poet, William Wordsworth, lived and wrote his most acclaimed poem, ‘The Daffodils’. This afternoon spend time exploring Liverpool, home city of the ‘Fab Four’ before checking into your hotel in nearby Haydock. (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Haydock

Lake District

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89

A$

139

Cliffs of Moher

Irish Wonder Memorable Highlights

• Dublin With your Local Guide, see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park, the glorious Georgian Squares, and Trinity College on your panoramic sightseeing tour • Boyle View the Cistercian Abbey • Knock Visit the pilgrimage town of Knock • County Donegal Visit this picturesque area • Belleek Pottery Visit the famous pottery factory • Galway View Galway Cathedral and Eyre Square • Limerick View St. Mary’s Cathedral and King John’s Castle • Cliffs of Moher View the stunning seascape from the cliffs and visit the Atlantic Edge exhibition in the eco-friendly Visitor Centre • Dingle Peninsula Enjoy the beautiful countryside along the Dingle peninsula, Ireland’s most westerly point • Blarney Kiss the Blarney Stone during your visit of Blarney Castle and acquire the gift of the gab

Unbeatable Highlights

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply Please refer to the price panel • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences.

Blarney Castle

Included Dining

• 7 full breakfasts • 3 three course dinners

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Dublin

SCOTLAND

Donegal

North Atlantic Ocean

2

Belleek

NORTHERN IRELAND

Irish Wonder 8 days – 2 Countries

SLIGO

From:

A$1399

(per person twin share)

CODE:

Boyle Westport

IRWO

Knock

BOOK & PAY EARLY

Connemara

Galway Bay

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

Galway

Cliffs of Moher

2 Dingle

Other savings

Frequent traveller reward SAVE up to A$73 p.p

Second trip discount SAVE up to A$36 p.p

Young traveller discount A$140

Triple room discount A$10 p.p

Price per Person

1

Sightseeing stops

Start

WALES

End

Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... Day 1 | Arrive Dublin – Sightseeing Welcome to Dublin! Relax after check-in. Later, your Local Guide takes you on a panoramic sightseeing tour, which includes views of Dublin Castle, Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Phoenix Park. It’s a great introduction to your Irish journey! Hotel: Jurys Inn Parnell St Day 2 | Dublin – Boyle – Knock – Sligo (2 Nights) View the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey at Boyle, dating back to the 12th century. Visit the pilgrimage town of Knock in County Mayo, where the Virgin Mary appeared to villagers in 1879. Dine tonight at your hotel in Sligo. (FB D) Hotel: Sligo Park Day 3 | County Donegal Excursion – Belleek (Northern Ireland) Travel through the beautiful County Donegal. See the harbour town of Mullaghmore before heading to the town of Donegal where you see the 15th century castle. Visit traditional weavers in Ardara before heading across the border in to Nothern Ireland for a visit to the Belleek Pottery centre. Stop at Drumcliffe to view the grave of renowned Irish author, W.B. Yeats before returning to your hotel in Sligo. (FB) Day 4 | Sligo – Westport – Galway – Limerick (2 Nights) This morning, travel via Westport and the beautiful region of Connemara to Galway on the banks of the Corrib River. View the Cathedral, built on the site of the old prison, and stroll around Eyre Square before continuing on to Limerick, the setting for the film ‘Angela’s Ashes’.

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Irish Sea

Blarney

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DUBLIN

LIMERICK

TRALEE

Overnight stays

1 1

Starts Ends Dublin Dublin 13 Apr Sun 20 Apr Sun 20 Apr Sun 27 Apr Sun 27 Apr Sun 4 May Sun

Twin Share 1399 1399 1425

Single Supp. Option 330 330 330

4 May Sun 11 May Sun 18 May Sun 25 May Sun

11 May Sun 18 May Sun 25 May Sun 1 Jun Sun

1450 1450 1450 1450

330 330 330 330

1 Jun Sun 8 Jun Sun 15 Jun Sun 22 Jun Sun 29 Jun Sun

8 Jun Sun 15 Jun Sun 22 Jun Sun 29 Jun Sun 6 Jul Sun

1450 1450 1450 1450 1450

330 330 330 330 330

Price per Person

Starts Dublin 6 Jul Sun 13 Jul Sun 20 Jul Sun 27 Jul Sun

Ends Dublin 13 Jul Sun 20 Jul Sun 27 Jul Sun 3 Aug Sun

Twin Share 1425 1425 1425 1425

Single Supp. Option 330 330 330 330

3 Aug Sun 10 Aug Sun 17 Aug Sun 24 Aug Sun 31 Aug Sun

10 Aug Sun 17 Aug Sun 24 Aug Sun 31 Aug Sun 7 Sep Sun

1425 1425 1425 1425 1425

330 330 330 330 330

7 Sep Sun 14 Sep Sun 21 Sep Sun 28 Sep Sun

14 Sep Sun 21 Sep Sun 28 Sep Sun 5 Oct Sun

1450 1450 1450 1399

330 330 330 330

Here your orientation drive includes views of St. Mary’s Cathedral and King John’s Castle. Tonight, explore the vibrant city of Limerick or join your Travel Director and companions for a medieval banquet in an Irish castle. (FB) Hotel: Jurys Inn

TRIP NOTES WiFi: See pages 90-91 for details.

Day 5 | Cliffs Of Moher Excursion This morning drive to the western coast and the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. Bring the history of the cliffs to life with a visit the ‘Atlantic Edge’ exhibition. Return to Limerick for free time exploring on your own or perhaps join your Travel Director for an optional experience to Bunratty Folk Park. (FB D)

For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87.

Airport transfers: On arrival to Dublin Airport transfers will operate at 8.30am, 11am and 1pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Dublin Airport at 7.30am, 9.30am and 11.30am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$81 per person.

All prices are per person, twin share. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

Day 6 | Limerick – Dingle Peninsula – Tralee This morning, enjoy a scenic drive along the Dingle Peninsula. See the unspoilt and colourful villages and fishing harbours of Ireland’s most westerly point. Later, arrive in the town of Tralee, famed for its annual ‘Rose of Tralee’ festival and beauty pageant before arriving at your hotel in Tralee. (FB D) Hotel: Manor West Day 7 | Tralee – Blarney – Dublin This morning we visit Blarney Castle. Don’t forget to kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the ‘gift of the gab’! Arrive later in the capital, Dublin, for the final night of your holiday. (FB) Hotel: Jurys Inn Parnell St Day 8 | Depart Dublin Say farewell to your Travel Director and new-found friends as your memorable holiday in the Emerald Isle comes to an end. (FB)

Connemara ponies

Regional : Great Britain & Ireland

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8 50 A$

14

Trinity College, Dublin

Britain & Ireland Delight Memorable Highlights

• Stratford-upon-Avon Visit the town of Shakespeare’s Birth and see Anne Hathaway’s cottage • York View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles. See the old walls • Glasgow View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour • Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the new Parliament Building as well as the castle • Falkirk Visit the Falkirk Wheel Visitor Centre • Belfast See Belfast City Hall & Queen’s University • Dublin Sightseeing with your Local Guide to see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park, the glorious Georgian Squares and Trinity College • Kilkenny View Kilkenny Castle and gardens • Waterford Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom, when open • Cardiff See the Millennium Stadium and view Cardiff Castle • Bath Visit the Georgian spa town • Windsor View the castle

Included Dining

• 7 full breakfasts • 3 three course dinners

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Unbeatable Highlights

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • Ferry across the Irish Sea from Scotland to Northern Ireland and Ireland to South Wales • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre • London airport transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 87 • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

Day 1 | London – Stratford-Upon-Avon – York – Leeds This morning, visit Stratford-upon-Avon and see Anne Hathaways’ Cottage, where you have time to see the sights and shop for souvenirs. During your orientation of York, your Travel Director will take you on a walk through the web of quaint, narrow streets and show you York Minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic Cathedrals in the world. Continue to your hotel in Leeds where you dine tonight. (D) Hotel: Bewleys Day 2 | Leeds – Grasmere – Gretna Green – Glasgow (2 Nights) Drive through the Yorkshire Dales to the scenic glory of the Lake District. Travelling along the shores of England’s largest lake, Windermere, and through countryside that inspired the Romantic poets, you reach Grasmere. View the grave of William Wordsworth, buried at St. Oswald’s Church. We cross the Scottish border and visit Gretna Green, where eloping couples would say their vows over the anvil.

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences.

Kilkenny Castle, Ireland

SCOTLAND

North Atlantic Ocean

GLASGOW

Falkirk

2

Stranraer

Grasmere

Irish Sea

1

LEEDS

2

Kilkenny

WATERFORD

Rosslare

Ferry

CODE:

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BIDE

1

CARDIFF

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Day 3 | Edinburgh Excursion Today visit Edinburgh. Your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city. View the famous castle, the Royal Mile, historic Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat and the new Scottish Parliament building. Admire the elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town. En route back to Glasgow this afternoon, visit the Falkirk Wheel Visitor Centre to see this modern technological marvel in action. (FB D) Day 4 | Glasgow – Belfast – Dublin (2 Nights) Follow the rugged Ayrshire coast past the island called Ailsa Craig, the stepping stone from Ireland to Scotland, then board a ferry for the short crossing to Northern Ireland. View City Hall, Queen’s University and the dock where the Titanic was built during your city orientation. Finally, cross the River Boyne at Drogheda to enter the Irish capital, Dublin. (FB) Hotel: Jurys Inn Parnell St Day 5 | Dublin Sightseeing See Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park and the stately Georgian Squares with your Local Guide. Spend the rest of the day as you please, why

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York

Other savings

Frequent traveller reward SAVE up to A$75 p.p Second trip discount SAVE up to A$37 p.p Young traveller discount A$140

Triple room discount A$10 p.p

Price per Person

Bath

Windsor

LONDON

English Channel

FRANCE

Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... This afternoon, your orientation tour of Glasgow includes views of the Cathedral, the magnificent George Square and the River Clyde, former heart of the shipbuilding industry. (FB) Hotel: Ibis

BOOK BEFORE:

UP TO

StratfordUpon-Avon

Fishguard

Start

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ENGLAND

1

Sightseeing stops

A$1450

Gretna Green

WALES

DUBLIN

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Ferry

Belfast

IRELAND

8 days – 5 Countries

Edinburgh

North Sea

NORTHERN IRELAND

Overnight stays

Britain & Ireland Delight

not explore Temple Bar or Grafton Street, famous for its street performers? This evening consider joining an excursion to an Irish cabaret. (FB) Day 6 | Dublin – Kilkenny – Waterford Traverse County Kildare’s splendid countryside. In Kilkenny, see the imposing medieval castle and enjoy free time for lunch. This afternoon, visit the House of Waterford Crystal showroom and see the exquisite pieces. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Treacys

Price per Person

Starts London 5 Apr Sat 12 Apr Sat 19 Apr Sat 26 Apr Sat

Ends London 12 Apr Sat 19 Apr Sat 26 Apr Sat 3 May Sat

Twin Share 1450 1465 1465 1465

Single Supp. Option 350 350 350 350

Starts London 5 Jul Sat 12 Jul Sat 19 Jul Sat 26 Jul Sat

Ends London 12 Jul Sat 19 Jul Sat 26 Jul Sat 2 Aug Sat

Twin Share 1499 1499 1499 1499

Single Supp. Option 350 350 350 350

3 May Sat 10 May Sat 17 May Sat 24 May Sat 31 May Sat

10 May Sat 17 May Sat 24 May Sat 31 May Sat 7 Jun Sat

1465 1465 1465 1465 1465

350 350 350 350 350

2 Aug Sat 9 Aug Sat 16 Aug Sat 23 Aug Sat 30 Aug Sat

9 Aug Sat 16 Aug Sat 23 Aug Sat 30 Aug Sat 6 Sep Sat

1499 1499 1499 1499 1499

350 350 350 350 350

7 Jun Sat 14 Jun Sat 21 Jun Sat 28 Jun Sat

14 Jun Sat 21 Jun Sat 28 Jun Sat 5 Jul Sat

1465 1465 1465 1475

350 350 350 350

6 Sep Sat 13 Sep Sat 20 Sep Sat 27 Sep Sat

13 Sep Sat 20 Sep Sat 27 Sep Sat 4 Oct Sat

1475 1475 1465 1450

350 350 350 350

TRIP NOTES WiFi: See pages 90-91 for details. Your London Hotel: Ibis Earls Court For rates and full details please see page 87. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Ibis Earls Court providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$71 per person. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87. All prices are per person, twin share. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

Day 7 | Waterford – Cardiff Cross the Irish Sea to Wales, and continue your journey to Cardiff Bay to view the Millennium Centre and the National Assembly. View the historic Cardiff Castle and see the Millennium Stadium before arriving at your hotel. (FB) Hotel: Copthorne Cardiff Day 8 | Cardiff – Bath – Windsor – London Cross the Severn Estuary into England and the glorious city of Bath. See splendid Georgian architecture during your orientation. Perhaps consider a visit to the Roman Baths. View the world’s oldest and largest inhabited castle during your visit to Windsor. Why not enjoy a stroll along the banks of the river or shop for Royal souvenirs. Later arrive back in London where your amazing holiday ends. (FB)

Want more included? Have you seen our similar ‘Britain & Ireland Highlights’ holiday? This Trafalgar trip includes exclusive Insider Experiences, more meals and 4 star hotels – visit www.trafalgar.com

Highland Cow

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8 25

A$

14

Lake District

England & Scotland Heritage Memorable Highlights

• Windsor View the castle • Bath Visit the Georgian spa town • Chester View the Tudor architecture and the half-timbered buildings known as the ‘Rows’ • Lake District Visit the village of Grasmere, and view the grave of Wordsworth • Gretna Green See the Blacksmith’s shop, a wedding venue since 1754 when eloping couples would exchange their vows over the anvil • Glasgow View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour of Glasgow • Loch Lomond See the freshwater lake with the largest surface area in Britain • Fort William See the Commando Memorial and Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. Enjoy a scenic drive through Glencoe, the infamous Glen of the Weeping • St. Andrews View the 18th hole on St. Andrews Old Course • Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the new Parliament Building as well as the castle • Hadrian’s Wall View the remains of the Roman wall • York View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles. See the old walls • Stratford-upon-Avon Visit the town of Shakespeare’s Birth and see Anne Hathaway’s cottage

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Included Dining

• 7 full breakfasts • 3 three course dinners

Unbeatable Highlights

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre • London airport transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply see page 87 • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

Day 1 | London – Windsor – Bath – Bristol This morning visit Windsor and view the castle, the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. In the city of Bath, where two of Jane Austen’s novels were set, admire the Georgian architecture and enjoy free time to shop or visit the Roman Baths. Arrive later at your hotel in Bristol. Hotel: Ibis Bristol Temple Meads Quay Day 2 | Bristol – Chester – Lancaster This morning travel north to the town of Chester where you view the Roman Walls, Cathedral and the black and white halftimbered buildings known as ‘The Rows’.  Why not join your fellow travellers on an excursion to North Wales to visit the town of Llangollen, home of the International Eisteddfod.  Later arrive at your hotel in the Lake District. (FB D) Hotel: Holiday Inn

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences.

Roman Baths, Bath

Loch Ness

England & Scotland Heritage

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

1

Glencoe

North Atlantic Ocean

SCOTLAND GLASGOW

1

EDINBURGH North Sea

Gretna Green NORTHERN IRELAND

8 days – 2 Countries

St. Andrews

2

1

LANCASTER

1

Irish Sea

SAVE  A$148 p.p UP TO

LEEDS

Other savings

ENGLAND

Stratford-upon-Avon

WALES

1

Start

THE NETHERLANDS

Bath Windsor LONDON

English Channel

Sightseeing stops

CODE:

(per person twin share)

BOOK & PAY EARLY

York

Chester

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

Overnight stays

A$1425

BEAI

Hadrian’s Wall

Lake District

BRISTOL

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BELGIUM FRANCE

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Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... Day 3 | Lancaster – Lake District – Gretna Green – Glasgow Visit the village of Grasmere where the poet, William Wordsworth, lived and wrote his most acclaimed poem, ‘The Daffodils’. Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Windermere as you head north to the Scottish border and stop at Gretna Green, where eloping couples married against their parents’ wishes. Cross the Southern Uplands to Glasgow, one of Europe’s liveliest cities. (FB) Hotel: Ibis Day 4 | Glasgow – Scottish Highlands See the sights of Glasgow during your orientation tour. Drive north through incredible scenery into the Scottish Highlands and follow the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Drive through Glencoe, Glen of the Weeping, on to Fort William, which lies in the shadow of the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, whose summit stands at 4,409 feet above sea-level. Dine tonight at your Highland hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Laggan Gaskmore Day 5 | Scottish Highlands – St. Andrews – Edinburgh (Airth) (2 Nights) Visit picturesque Pitlochry on the banks of the river Tummel. Famous for salmon fishing, a ‘fish ladder’ on the dammed river helps the salmon to swim upstream to spawn. Take time to shop, explore, or join an excursion to Blair Castle, home to the Duke of Atholl. In St. Andrews, where Prince William went to university, stop to take a picture of the 18th hole. Known as the home of golf, the game has been played here for over 600 years! (FB) Hotel: Airth Castle

the Georgian New Town, Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Spend free time exploring on your own or join your Travel Director on an optional experience to the Royal Yacht Britannia in nearby Leith. Tonight, why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes. (FB) Day 7 | Edinburgh – York – Leeds Cross the Scottish Borders back into England. Drive through Northumberland National Park and view part of Hadrian’s Wall. Begun in 122 AD, the wall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is among the most important monuments built by the Romans in Britain. Continue south and arrive in York, a city of extraordinary cultural and historical wealth. During your orientation, your Travel Director takes you on a walk through the web of quaint, narrow streets and shows you York Minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic buildings in the world. Finish the day in Leeds, where you dine tonight at your hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Bewleys

BOOK BEFORE:

15 January save 10% 31 March save 7.5%

Frequent traveller reward SAVE up to A$74 p.p Second trip discount SAVE up to A$37 p.p Young traveller discount A$140

Triple room discount A$10 p.p

Price per Person

Starts Ends London London 2 Apr Wed 9 Apr Wed 9 Apr Wed 16 Apr Wed 16 Apr Wed 23 Apr Wed 23 Apr Wed 30 Apr Wed 30 Apr Wed 7 May Wed

Twin Share 1425 1425 1450 1450 1450

Single Supp. Option 320 320 320 320 320

7 May Wed 14 May Wed 14 May Wed 21 May Wed 21 May Wed 28 May Wed 28 May Wed 4 Jun Wed

1450 1450 1450 1450

320 320 320 320

4 Jun Wed 11 Jun Wed 18 Jun Wed 25 Jun Wed

11 Jun Wed 18 Jun Wed 25 Jun Wed 2 Jul Wed

1450 1450 1450 1450

320 320 320 320

2 Jul Wed 9 Jul Wed

9 Jul Wed 16 Jul Wed

1475 1475

320 320

Price per Person

Twin Share 1475 1475 1475

Single Supp. Option 320 320 320

6 Aug Wed 13 Aug Wed 13 Aug Wed 20 Aug Wed 20 Aug Wed 27 Aug Wed 27 Aug Wed 3 Sep Wed

1475 1475 1475 1475

320 320 320 320

3 Sep Wed 10 Sep Wed 10 Sep Wed 17 Sep Wed 17 Sep Wed 24 Sep Wed 24 Sep Wed 1 Oct Wed

1475 1450 1450 1450

320 320 320 320

1 Oct Wed 8 Oct Wed 8 Oct Wed 15 Oct Wed 15 Oct Wed 22 Oct Wed

1450 1450 1450

320 320 320

Starts London 16 Jul Wed 23 Jul Wed 30 Jul Wed

Ends London 23 Jul Wed 30 Jul Wed 6 Aug Wed

TRIP NOTES WiFi: See pages 90-91 for details. Edinburgh Tattoo 1 – 23 August 2014: Ask your Travel Agent to book your tickets (subject to availability). Your London Hotel: Ibis Earls Court For rates and full details please see page 87. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Ibis Earls Court providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$71 per person. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

Day 8 | Leeds – Stratford-Upon-Avon – London This morning, visit Stratford-upon-Avon, where you have time to see the sights and shop for souvenirs. In your free time, why not visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and visitor centre for an in-depth look at the great man’s life. Say goodbye to your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of an exciting and memorable holiday as you return to London. (FB)

Day 6 | Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time This morning’s sightseeing tour with your Local Guide includes views of

Scottish Guards

Regional : Great Britain & Ireland

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days

12085 A$

2

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Britain & Ireland Experience Memorable Highlights

• Windsor View the castle • Bath Visit the Georgian spa town • Cardiff See the Millennium Stadium and view Cardiff Castle • Waterford Visit the Crystal Showroom, when open • Youghal Visit the picturesque fishing port of Youghal • Blarney Kiss the Blarney Stone during your visit of Blarney Castle and acquire the ‘gift of the gab’ • Adare View the prettiest village in Ireland • Limerick View St. Mary’s Cathedral and King John’s Castle • Galway View Galway Cathedral • Dublin With your Local Guide, see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park, the glorious Georgian Squares, and Trinity College on your panoramic sightseeing tour • Chester View the Tudor architecture and the timbered buildings known as the ‘Rows’ • Grasmere Visit the village of Grasmere, and view the grave of Wordsworth • Gretna Green Visit Gretna Green, popular with eloping couples since 1754 • Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and the new Parliament Building as well as views of the castle • Jedburgh View the abbey ruins • Hadrian’s Wall View the remains of the Roman wall • York View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles

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• Stratford-upon-Avon Visit the town of Shakespeare’s Birth and see Anne Hathaway’s cottage • Bladon View Sir Winston Churchill’s grave • Oxford View the Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera

Included Dining

• 11 full breakfasts • 5 three course dinners

Unbeatable Highlights

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • Ferry across the Irish Sea from Wales to Ireland and return • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre • London airport transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply see page 87 • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

Day 1 | London – Windsor – Bath – Cardiff This morning, meet your Travel Director and travelling companions as you set off on your holiday. Visit Windsor and see the impressive castle. See elegant Georgian architecture in the spa town of Bath. Cross the vast Severn Estuary to Cardiff, capital of Wales, where you dine tonight. (D) Hotel: Copthorne Day 2 | Cardiff – Pembroke – Waterford Admire Cardiff Castle then journey through beautiful countryside via Carmarthen. View Pembroke Castle which is the birthplace of Henry Vll, founder of the Tudor Dynasty. Board your ferry from Pembroke to Rosslare, Ireland. Journey west to Waterford and dine tonight at your hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Treacys Day 3 | Waterford – Blarney – Tralee Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom. Continue along the splendid southern coast through the picturesque fishing port of Youghal. Explore Blarney Castle – kiss the stone and acquire the ‘gift of the gab’! Cross over the Cork and the Kerry Mountains, then travel via Killarney to your hotel in Tralee. (FB D) Hotel: Manor West Day 4 | Tralee – Dingle Peninsula – Limerick This morning, enjoy a scenic drive along the Dingle Peninsula. See the unspoilt and colourful villages and fishing harbours of Ireland’s most westerly point. Travel north to County Limerick through Adare, the prettiest village in Ireland. Arrive in Limerick where you view St. Mary’s Cathedral and King John’s Castle. (FB) Hotel: Jurys Inn

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Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... Day 5 | Limerick – Galway – Dublin (2 Nights) This morning there is time to visit Bunratty Castle and folk park, where 19th century life is vividly recreated. Drive through beautiful County Clare to view Galway Bay. Stop in Galway then head across lush countryside to Dublin, Ireland’s capital. (FB) Hotel: Jurys Inn Parnell St

the Georgian New Town, Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Spend free time exploring on your own or join your Travel Director on an optional experience to the Royal Yacht Britannia in nearby Leith. Tonight, why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes? (FB)

Day 6 | Dublin Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour of Dublin, with views of Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and historic Phoenix Park. Spend the rest of your day as you choose. For your last night in Ireland, why not join your travelling companions for an Irish cabaret. (FB)

Day 10 | Edinburgh (Dunfermline) – York – Leeds This morning, travel south through the Scottish Borderlands and stop to view the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey. Enjoy the views across the Cheviot Hills at Carter Bar and continue into Northumberland National Park where you view Hadrian’s Wall at Heddon. Cross the River Tyne at Newcastle and stop at York for an orientation tour including the Gothic Minster and the narrow cobbled street known as the Shambles. Then continue to your hotel in Leeds. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Bewleys

Day 7 | Dublin – Chester – Liverpool Cross the Irish Sea, with magnificent views of Dublin Bay, and arrive at Holyhead on the Welsh Island of Anglesey. Cameras at the ready as you view the station with one of the longest names in the world, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwlllantysiliogogogoch. Admire breathtaking scenery in Snowdonia National Park on the way to Chester, where you have time to walk along the medieval walls and appreciate the famous ‘Chester Rows’. Arrive later in Liverpool, home of the Beatles. (FB) Hotel: Ibis Centre Day 8 | Liverpool – Lake District – Edinburgh (Dunfermline) (2 Nights) Stop to view William Wordsworth’s grave in the pretty Lake District village of Grasmere. Continue across the Scottish border and stop at Gretna Green, where eloping couples could marry against their parents’ wishes. Your day ends at your hotel near Edinburgh. (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Dunfermline/Peebles Hydro Day 9 | Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time This morning’s sightseeing tour with your Local Guide includes views of

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Day 11 | Leeds – Stratford-Upon-Avon – Warwick This morning, visit Stratford-upon-Avon where you have time to see the sights and shop for souvenirs and see Anne Hathaways’ Cottage. In your free time, why not visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Visitor Centre for an in-depth look at the great man’s life. Dine tonight at your hotel in the historic city of Warwick. (FB D) Hotel: Holiday Inn Express

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See pages 90-91 for details. Edinburgh Tattoo 1-23 August 2014: Ask your Travel Agent to book your tickets (subject to availability). Your London Hotel: Jurys Inn Islington For rates and full details please see page 87. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Jurys Inn Islington providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$107 per person. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87. All prices are per person, twin share. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

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Day 12 | Warwick – Oxford – London Enjoy a scenic drive through the glorious Cotswolds to the little churchyard at Bladon, where Sir Winston Churchill is buried. See the sights of Oxford, the oldest university city in England, before continuing to London where you can say farewell to your Travel Director and travelling companions at the end of your memorable holiday. (FB)

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Britain & Ireland Explorer Memorable Highlights

• Stratford-upon-Avon Visit the town of Shakespeare’s Birth • York View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles • Hadrian’s Wall View the remains of the Roman wall • Jedburgh View the Jedburgh Abbey ruins • Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the castle • St. Andrews View the 18th hole on the Old Course • Loch Ness View the most famous loch of them all • Culloden Visit the famous battlefield • Inverness Visit the capital of the Scottish Highlands • Glencoe See Glencoe, also known as the Glen of the Weeping • Glasgow View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour • Gretna Green Visit this town, popular with eloping couples since 1754 • Chester View the timbered buildings known as the ‘Rows’ • Liverpool Visit the home of the Beatles • North Wales View Caernarvon Castle • Dublin Sightseeing with a Local Guide. See St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park, the glorious Georgian Squares, and Trinity College • Boyle View the Cistercian Abbey • County Donegal Visit this picturesque area • Galway View Galway Cathedral and Eyre Square • Cliffs of Moher View the stunning seascape from the cliffs and visit the Atlantic Edge exhibition in the eco-friendly Visitor Centre • Adare Visit the prettiest village in Ireland • Limerick View St. Mary’s Cathedral & King John’s Castle • Dingle Peninsula Enjoy the beautiful countryside along the Dingle peninsula • Blarney Kiss the Blarney Stone during your visit of Blarney Castle • Waterford Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom • Cardiff See the Millennium Stadium and view Cardiff Castle

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• The Welsh Valleys Visit the Welsh Valleys and the National Coal Museum • Bath Visit the Georgian spa town • Windsor View the castle

Included Dining

• 18 full breakfasts • 8 three course dinners

Unbeatable Highlights

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • Ferry across the Irish Sea from Wales to Ireland and return • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre • London airport transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply see page 87 • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences.

Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... Day 1 | London – Stratford – Leeds Welcome to London! Your holiday starts with a visit to Stratford-upon-Avon. In your free time, why not visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Visitor Centre for an indepth look at the great man’s life. Later arrive at your hotel in Leeds where you dine tonight. (D) Hotel: Bewleys Day 2 | Leeds – York – Near Edinburgh (Airth) (2 Nights) See the sights of York, including the Minster and picturesque ‘Shambles’. Head north, stopping to view Hadrian’s Wall and the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey, to your hotel in Airth. (FB) Hotel: Airth Castle Day 3 | Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time This morning’s sightseeing tour with your Local Guide includes views of the Georgian New Town, Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Tonight, why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes? (FB) Day 4 | Edinburgh – Scottish Highlands (2 Nights) Crossing into the ancient Kingdom of Fife, we head for the coastal town of St. Andrews, the home of golf. Later, we stop in the town of Pitlochry before heading to your Highland hotel for a two night stay. (FB D) Hotel: Aviemore Inn/Academy Day 5 | Scottish Highlands Excursion Today is dedicated to the beauty of the Scottish Highlands. Visit Loch Ness, and keep a look out for the famous monster. Visit Inverness – the capital of the Highlands. Later visit the battlefield of Culloden where Bonnie Prince Charlie fought the English. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB D) Day 6 | Scottish Highlands – Glasgow Drive in the shadow of Ben Nevis to Fort William then follow the shores of Loch Linnhe to Glencoe – the Glen of the Weeping. Travel along the ‘banks and braes of Loch Lomond’ before continuing your journey

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Day 7 | Glasgow – Gretna Green – Haydock (Near Liverpool) (2 Nights) Visit Gretna Green, where eloping lovers famously went to marry. Continue south through breath taking scenery in the English Lake District to Lancashire. (FB D) Hotel: Holiday Inn Haydock Day 8 | Chester – North Wales and Liverpool Excursion See some of the most spectacular views in Wales as you travel the Horseshoe Pass to visit the town of Llangollen, home of the Music Eisteddfod. On arrival in Chester, view the medieval city walls and the halftimbered buildings known as the ‘Rows’. This afternoon, enjoy exploring the lively city of Liverpool. (FB) Day 9 | Haydock (Near Liverpool) – Dublin (2 Nights) See the pretty Welsh coast as you drive via Colwyn Bay and Conwy, for views of the castle, before boarding your ferry for Ireland. Arrive later in the Irish capital, Dublin. (FB) Hotel: Jurys Inn Parnell St Day 10 | Dublin Sightseeing Your Local Guide shows you the sights of this historic city, with views of Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Phoenix Park. This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore the city. (FB) Day 11 | Dublin – Boyle – Sligo (2 Nights) View the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey at Boyle and drive through lush countryside to Sligo. (FB D) Hotel: Sligo Park Day 12 | County Donegal Excursion Travel through the beautiful County Donegal. See the harbour town of Mullaghmore before heading to the town of Donegal where you view the 15th century castle. Visit the Belleek Pottery centre in Northern Ireland. (FB) Day 13 | Sligo – Connemara – Galway – Limerick (2 Nights) This morning, travel the beautiful region of Connemara to Galway on the banks of the

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Corrib River. View the Cathedral and stroll around Eyre Square before continuing on to Limerick. Here your orientation tour includes views of St. Mary’s Cathedral and King John’s Castle. (FB D) Hotel: Jurys Inn Day 14 | Cliffs of Moher Excursion This morning drive to the western coast and the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. Bring the history of the cliffs to life with a visit to the ‘Atlantic Edge’ exhibition. Return to Limerick for free time. (FB) Day 15 | Limerick – Dingle Peninsula – Tralee This morning, enjoy a scenic drive along the Dingle Peninsula. See the unspoilt and colourful villages and fishing harbours of Ireland’s most westerly point. Later, arrive in the town of Tralee, famed for its annual ‘Rose of Tralee’ festival and beauty pageant. (FB D) Hotel: Manor West Day 16 | Tralee – Waterford Explore Blarney Castle, where you can kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the ‘gift of the gab’! Continue through Cork and along the coast to Waterford, famous for its crystal-ware. Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom (when open). (FB) Hotel: Treacys Day 17 | Waterford – Cardiff (2 Nights) Travel from Waterford to Rosslare, then by ferry to Wales. Arrive in Fishguard and drive on to Cardiff, where you stay for the next two nights. (FB) Hotel: Copthorne

TRIP NOTES WiFi: See pages 90-91 for details. Edinburgh Tattoo 1 – 23 August 2014: Ask your Travel Agent to book your tickets (subject to availability). Your London Hotel: Jurys Inn Islington For rates and full details please see page 87. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Jurys Inn Islington providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$169 per person. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87. All prices are per person, twin share. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

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Day 18 | Cardiff Sightseeing and South Wales Excursion See the sights of Cardiff this morning before visiting the National Coal Museum for an insight into what life was like for the miners in days gone by. Return to the Welsh capital through the picturesque Brecon Beacons National Park. (FB D) Day 19 | Cardiff – Bath – Windsor – London Cross the Severn Estuary to Georgian Bath. Admire the Georgian architecture and enjoy free time to visit the Roman Baths. Visit Windsor and view the castle en route to London where your amazing holiday comes to an end. (FB)

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Highlights of Germany Memorable Highlights

• Frankfurt Orientation tour of this impressive city • Rhine Cruise Enjoy a scenic cruise through part of the romantic Rhine Valley • Cologne See the Gothic Cathedral • Hamelin Visit the town famous for the folk tale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin • Hamburg Orientation includes the Inner Alster Lake • Berlin Sightseeing tour of this re-united city with a Local Guide • Dresden Orientation includes the Zwinger Palace and Opera House • Bayreuth See the Wagner Festival Theatre • Nuremberg Orientation includes St. Sebald’s Cathedral • Rothenburg Orientation of this medieval city • Munich Orientation includes the Olympic Stadium, Marienplatz and Glockenspiel • Oberammergau Visit the town made famous by the Passion Play • Neuschwanstein View the castle • Bavarian Alps Enjoy views of this spectacular mountain range • Black Forest Scenic drive through the thickly forested mountains • Heidelberg Visit the oldest and bestknown University town in Germany

Unbeatable Highlights

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply Please refer to the price panel • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences.

Day 1 | Arrive Frankfurt Welcome to Frankfurt! After check-in this afternoon, your Travel Director takes you on an orientation tour of the city’s dynamic financial centre and medieval Römerplatz before dining in the hotel. (D) Hotel: Mercure Frankfurt Airport Neu Isenburg Day 2 | Frankfurt – Rhine Cruise – Cologne Cruise along the River Rhine from St. Goar, site of the famous Lorelei Rock. The scenery is spectacular! Your day ends in Cologne, Germany’s fourth largest city, where you see the impressive Gothic Cathedral. (BB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Cologne - Troisdorf Day 3 | Cologne – Hamelin – Hamburg Drive through Lower Saxony and stop in Hamelin en-route to Hamburg. Hamelin is a picturesque town depicted in the Brothers Grimm fairy-tale and has also been immortalised in poems by Goethe and Robert Browning. Later in Hamburg, see the main sights including the inner Alster Lake during an orientation tour with your Travel Director. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Mercure Hamburg Arena Day 4 | Hamburg – Berlin (2 Nights) Follow the valley of the River Elbe from Hamburg, across the former “Iron Curtain” to the historic city of Berlin, your home for the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Park Plaza Prenzlauer Berg

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Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... Day 5 | Berlin Sightseeing and Free Time Marvel at the landmarks of the old East and West sections of Berlin during your sightseeing tour with your Local Guide, including The Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard, the German State Opera House, Reichstag Building, Tiergarten and the shopping and entertainment district of Kurfürstendamm. Spend the rest of your day exploring on your own and shopping for souvenirs! (BB) Day 6 | Berlin – Dresden A short drive south brings you to Dresden - known as ‘Florence on the Elbe’. See the highlights of this astonishing Renaissance city including the Opera House and Zwinger Palace. (BB D) Hotel: Ramada Day 7 | Dresden – Bayreuth – Nuremberg In Bayreuth, admire the Wagner Festival Theatre before arriving in Nuremberg, where you see mighty ramparts, a bustling market place and St. Sebald’s Cathedral on your orientation tour of the city. (BB) Hotel: Intercity Day 8 | Nuremberg – Rothenburg – Munich (2 Nights) Your Travel Director takes you on a wonderful orientation walk of Rothenburg, perhaps the most well-preserved medieval town in Germany. Sights include halftimbered houses and the old town hall. Shop for wooden Christmas ornaments, then follow part of the Romantic Road through picturesque villages and pristine countryside to Munich, the lively capital of Bavaria. Enjoy an included dinner at your hotel this evening. (BB D) Hotel: Holiday Inn Munich South Day 9 | Munich Sightseeing and Free Time See the city’s landmarks on your orientation tour including the Olympic Stadium, Ludwigstrasse and Marienplatz,

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See pages 90-91 for details. Airport transfers: On arrival to Frankfurt Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12pm and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Frankfurt Airport at 8am and 10am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$121 per person. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87.

All prices are per person, twin share. Day 10 | Munich – Oberammergau – Neuschwanstein – Black Forest KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner Head south to the quaint village of Oberammergau, where the famous Passion Play is performed once every decade. Stop to marvel at King Ludwig’s fairy-tale 19th century castle of Neuschwanstein. After time for lunch, admire the scenery as you drive along the Bavarian pre-alpine range and into the hills and lakes of the Black Forest, famous for cuckoo clocks. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Best Western Hofgut Sternen

Day 11 | Black Forest – Heidelberg – Frankfurt A scenic drive brings you to the famous university town of Heidelberg built alongside the picturesque River Neckar. See Heidelberg Castle, one of the most important Renaissance structures north of the alps as well as the Baroque style Old Town. Enjoy some free time for souvenir shopping before continuing on to Frankfurt. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Frankfurt Airport Neu Isenburg

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Day 12 | Depart Frankfurt This morning, say ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to your Travel Director and travelling companions as your memorable German holiday comes to an end. Transfers to Frankfurt Airport are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Imperial Highlights Memorable Highlights

• Munich Orientation includes the Olympic Stadium, Marienplatz and Ludwigstrasse • Nuremberg Orientation includes the old city walls • Pilsen See this beer-brewing town • Prague Walking tour with a Local Guide includes views of St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square • Bratislava Visit the capital of Slovakia • Budapest Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes Fisherman’s Bastion, the Church of St. Matthias and Gellert Hill • Györ Visit this historical town • Vienna Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the State Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and the Imperial Boulevards • Salzburg Visit this charming city, the birthplace of Mozart

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• 9 buffet breakfasts • 4 three course dinners

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Unbeatable Highlights

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply Please refer to the price panel • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences.

Day 1 | Arrive Munich Welcome to Munich, capital of Bavaria. After check-in, your afternoon begins with an orientation tour of this exciting city! See the Olympic Stadium, Ludwigstrasse and Marienplatz, featuring a Glockenspiel clock. This evening, you might like to soak up the atmosphere with a stein of beer at one of the beer halls, for which Bavaria is worldrenowned! Hotel: Holiday Inn Munich South Day 2 | Munich – Nuremberg – Prague (2 Nights) Travel north to Nuremberg, which for centuries was the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Much of it was rebuilt following wartime destruction and its oldworld charm and history is in evidence during your orientation tour. Cross the border into the Czech Republic and pass Pilsen, renowned for its breweries. Arrive later in Prague, a vibrant and fashionable city steeped in history, and one of Europe’s must see destinations since the Velvet Revolution in 1989. (BB D) Hotel: Diplomat Day 3 | Prague Sightseeing and Free Time Admire the sights of Prague with your Local Guide who gives a superb account of the city’s rich history. See St. Vitus Cathedral, which is set inside the 1,000 year old Prague Castle. Your

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Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... trip continues across the River Vltava in the cobblestoned Old Town Square, where you see the Astronomical Clock. Spend free time afterwards exploring this fascinating city on your own and shopping for beautiful Czech crystal. Later, consider a cruise on the river and view the city from a different perspective. (BB D) Day 4 | Prague - Bratislava – Budapest (2 Nights) Journey through Moravia in the southern Czech Republic into Slovakia. Enjoy an orientation tour of the capital, Bratislava, which shows you the medieval town hall in the quaint Old Town area. Arrive later in Budapest, a romantic city which straddles the River Danube. This evening, you might like to dine on board a cruise boat, while admiring Budapest from the water. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Buda Day 5 | Budapest Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Guide shows you the sights of the twin cities of Buda and Pest including the Fisherman’s Bastion, Heroes’ Square and the Church of St. Matthias. Admire panoramic views of the city from Gellert Hill, with free time afterwards to explore on your own. Perhaps take a trip to Szentendre or visit the Parliament buildings. (BB) Day 6 | Budapest – Györ – Vienna (2 Nights) Cross the picturesque Transdanubia region dotted with orchards and vineyards. Visit the historical town of Györ, which dates back to Roman times and also has an abundance of medieval and Baroque charm. Later, head north into Austria and arrive in Vienna, a dynamic city with a splendid imperial heritage. (BB) Hotel: Senator Vienna Day 7 | Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time The Hofburg, State Opera House, Imperial Boulevards, the impressive

City Hall – your Local Guide shows you all these landmarks and more during your sightseeing tour of this elegant city. Later in your free time, explore the pedestrian area around St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the main shopping street, Kärntnerstrassse. You might also like to visit a traditional Viennese café and sample unique pastries! This evening, consider an optional experience to dine at a heurigen or tavern in a wine village on the outskirts of the city. (BB) Day 8 | Vienna – Salzburg Follow the Danube Valley past the impressive monastery at Melk. Continue west to the charming city of Salzburg, famous for its musical heritage, and wander through the Mirabell Gardens, which featured in the film ‘The Sound of Music’. Cross the bridge over the River Salzach and explore the Old Town, including the imposing cathedral square and Getreidegasse, a narrow street where Mozart was born in 1756. (BB D) Hotel: Arena City

Starts Munich 11 Apr Fri 18 Apr Fri 25 Apr Fri

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See pages 90-91 for details. Airport transfers: On arrival to Munich Airport transfers will operate at 10am and 1pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Munich Airport at 9.30am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$101 per person. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87. All prices are per person, twin share. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

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Day 9 | Salzburg – Munich Don’t miss the opportunity to take an optional experience to the Eagle’s Nest near Berchtesgaden in Germany, with spectacular views across the surrounding valleys. This evening in Munich – your final night – celebrate the end of the trip with your Travel Director and fellow travellers with dinner at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Holiday Inn Munich South Day 10 | Depart Munich This morning, say ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to your Travel Director and travelling companions as your memorable European holiday comes to an end. Transfers to Munich Airport are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Highlights of Bohemia Memorable Highlights

• Frankfurt Orientation tour includes the Old Town • Berlin Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Tiergarten and the German State Opera House • Poznan Visit the town known as the ‘cradle of the Polish state’ • Warsaw Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Old City, St. John’s Cathedral and the Royal Palace • Czestochowa View the monastery at Jasna Gora • Krakow Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the cathedral and Royal Castle on Wavel Hill • Budapest Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes Gellert Hill, the Fisherman’s Bastion and the Church of St. Matthias • Györ Visit this medieval city • Vienna Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of Vienna’s State Opera House, the Hofburg Palace, Parliament and the Imperial Boulevards • Brno See the medieval town • Prague Walking tour with a Local Guide includes views of Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square • Rothenburg Visit this fortified medieval town

Included Dining

• 14 buffet breakfasts • 5 three course dinners

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Unbeatable Highlights

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply Please refer to the price panel • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences.

Day 1 | Arrive Frankfurt Welcome to Frankfurt! After check-in this afternoon, your Travel Director takes you on an orientation tour of the city’s dynamic financial centre and medieval Römerplatz before dining in the hotel. (D) Hotel: Mercure Frankfurt Airport Neu Isenburg Day 2 | Frankfurt – Berlin (2 Nights) Cross the northern plains of Germany to the capital, Berlin, a city with a rich political and cultural history. (BB) Hotel: Park Plaza Prenzlauer Berg Day 3 | Berlin Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Guide brings Berlin’s history to life during your sightseeing tour. View the Reichstag Building, Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard and the German State Opera House. Spend the rest of the day exploring this exuberant city on your own, or perhaps join an optional experience for a glimpse into Berlin’s secret past. (BB) Day 4 | Berlin – Poznan – Warsaw (2 Nights) Head east and cross the border into Poland at Frankfurt-an-der-Oder. Visit the commercial centre, Poznan, and view the City Hall, Gothic architecture and other important sights. Arrive later in the capital, Warsaw, where you dine tonight. (BB D) Hotel: Novotel Warsaw Centrum Day 5 | Warsaw Sightseeing and Free Time Like Berlin, Warsaw is an energetic and lively city and your Local Guide reveals the city’s diverse history during your sightseeing tour this morning. View St. John’s Cathedral and the Royal Palace in the Old Town, which was rebuilt after the war. See the site of the Warsaw Ghetto. Afterwards you are free to explore and don’t miss the opportunity to take an excursion to Wilanow Palace, the residence of Polish King Jan Sobieski. This evening you might like to discover the city’s vibrant nightlife! (BB)

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Starts Frankfurt 3 May Sat 10 May Sat 17 May Sat 24 May Sat 31 May Sat

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Day 6 | Warsaw – Czestochowa – Krakow (2 Nights) Travel south to Czestochowa and view the Paulite Monastery at Jasna Gora. Dating back to the 14th century, this place of pilgrimage is home to a famous icon of the Black Madonna. Arrive this afternoon in Krakow, where you might like to take an excursion to see the famous sculptures in the nearby salt mines. (BB D) Hotel: Ibis Krakow Stare Miasto

Austrian border and arrive later in the capital, Vienna. (BB) Hotel: Senator Hotel

TRIP NOTES WiFi: See pages 90-91 for details.

Day 11 | Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time From the Parliament to the Opera, the Hofburg and City Hall, your Local Guide shows you all the sights of this beautiful imperial city. This evening, consider an optional experience to a wine village on the outskirts of Vienna for dinner. (BB)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak with your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your specific requirements.

Day 7 | Krakow Sightseeing and Free Time Admire Krakow’s beautiful sights with your Local Guide this morning, including the city’s medieval walls and buildings, and the castle and cathedral on Wavel Hill. In your free time, soak up the atmosphere in the Old Town or perhaps visit Auschwitz, a chilling reminder of the Holocaust. (BB)

Day 12 | Vienna – Brno – Prague (2 Nights) Leave Vienna and cross the border into the Czech Republic at the medieval town of Brno. Journey through beautiful Bohemian countryside to the golden city of Prague. (BB D) Hotel: Diplomat Hotel

All prices are per person, twin share.

Day 8 | Krakow – Budapest (2 Nights) Relax and enjoy the splendid scenery as you drive through the foothills of the Tatra Mountains into the Slovak Republic and on to Hungary. Your day ends in Budapest, a bustling city on the romantic River Danube. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Budapest Buda Day 9 | Budapest Sightseeing and Free Time View the city’s sights with your Local Guide including the Fisherman’s Bastion, Heroes’ Square, the Church of St. Matthias and panoramic views of the city from Gellert Hill. Afterwards, explore on your own or maybe take a trip to Szentendre or visit the Parliament buildings. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Day 10 | Budapest – Gyor – Vienna (2 Nights) Journey through the Transdanubia region to Györ. Founded by the Romans, Györ has retained much of its medieval and Baroque charm. Continue across the

Day 13 | Prague Sightseeing and Free Time Prague spans the River Vltava and ranks as one of the best-preserved cities in Europe. Your Local Guide gives you an insight into the city’s history during your sightseeing tour, which features Prague Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus and the Old Town square. In your free time, perhaps take a cruise on the Vltava River. (BB)

Airport transfers: On arrival to Frankfurt Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12pm and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Frankfurt Airport at 8am and 10am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$151 per person. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87.

KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

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Day 14 | Prague – Rothenburg – Frankfurt Travel across the border into Germany, where you arrive at the charming city of Rothenburg. See the sights during your orientation of the city, including medieval streets and fortified walls. There’s time to shop for Christmas ornaments before returning to Frankfurt. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Frankfurt Airport Neu Isenburg Day 15 | Depart Frankfurt Say goodbye to your Travel Director and travelling companions as your memorable holiday comes to an end. Frankfurt Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Cossack Explorer Memorable Highlights

• Copenhagen Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the Little Mermaid and Christiansborg Palace • Stockholm Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the City Hall and the Royal Palace • Helsinki Sightseeing with a Local Guide features views of the Senate and market squares • St. Petersburg Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Nevsky Prospekt. Visit the St. Peter and Paul Fortress • Novgorod View St. Sophia Cathedral and the Kremlin Fort • Moscow Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin Gardens • Minsk Orientation drive along the Independence Prospekt and Victory Square • Warsaw Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the ‘wedding cake’ Palace of Culture and Science • Berlin Sightseeing with a Local Guide features views of the Brandenburg Gate, German State Opera House and Tiergarten

Included Dining

• 10 buffet breakfasts • 5 Scandinavian buffet breakfasts • 3 three course lunches • 5 three course dinners

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• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • Overnight mini-cruise from Sweden to Finland, all cabins two-berth with private facilities • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply Please refer to the price panel • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences.

Day 1 | Arrive Copenhagen (2 Nights) Welcome to Copenhagen, capital of Denmark. Relax and unwind after check-in, or take a stroll through the city. Later meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers. Hotel: Bella Sky Comwell Day 2 | Copenhagen Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Guide takes you on a morning sightseeing tour, which includes the Little Mermaid, the Renaissance Stock Exchange, Royal Amalienborg Palace and Christiansborg Palace. Spend the rest of the day exploring the sights of your choice or shopping. (SB) Day 3 | Copenhagen – Stockholm Cross the Oresund into Sweden and travel north through lush forests and meadows bordering the shores of Lake Vättern. Continue northwards to Stockholm, Sweden’s beautiful capital surrounded by islands. (SB) Hotel: Park Inn Solna Day 4 | Stockholm – At Sea Admire Stockholm’s biggest landmarks this morning with your Local Guide, with views of the Royal Palace and City Hall. Built on a maze of islands accessible by bridges, Stockholm is an interesting city to wander through. Don’t miss the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere before embarking on your mini-cruise to Finland! (SB D) Day 5 | At Sea – Helsinki Arrive early in Finland’s capital for a sightseeing tour with your Local Guide. View Finlandia Hall, the Senate and market squares, sweeping boulevards and the beautiful domed Russian church. The rest of the day is yours to explore, shop for souvenirs or relax. (SB) Hotel: Holiday Inn City West Day 6 | Helsinki – St. Petersburg (2 Nights) Follow the Finnish coast past the timber centre of Kotka, across the border into

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Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... Russia and on through the town of Vyborg. Admire the scenery as you traverse the forests of Karelia, arriving later in St. Petersburg for a two-night stay. (SB D) Hotel: Park Inn Pribaltiskaya

border into Belarus and continue to Minsk. After the Second World War the city was rebuilt in supreme Soviet style which you can see during your orientation tour. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB L D) Hotel: Planeta

Day 7 | St. Petersburg Sightseeing and Free Time The Tsar’s Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Statue of Peter the Great all feature on your guided sightseeing tour. Explore St. Peter and Paul Fortress with your Local Guide and spend the rest of the day as you wish. You might like to visit the Hermitage Museum or the residence of Peter the Great in Petrodvorets. (BB)

Day 12 | Minsk – Brest – Warsaw (2 Nights) Traverse the huge plains of Belarus and stop for lunch at Brest on the Polish frontier. Afterwards, cross the River Vistula and arrive later in Warsaw, Poland’s capital. (BB L) Hotel: Novotel Warsaw Centrum

Day 8 | St. Petersburg – Novgorod Cross the vast Russian steppes to the ancient city of Novgorod where you view the Kremlin Fort, Millennium Monument and St. Sophia Cathedral. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Park Inn Veliky Day 9 | Novgorod – Tver – Moscow (2 Nights) Your wonderful journey continues through picturesque villages to the Tver region for an included lunch. Then travel via Klin, the former home of Tchaikovsky, to the Russian capital, Moscow. (BB L) Hotel: Holiday Inn Suschevsky Day 10 | Moscow Sightseeing and Free Time Moscow is a city full of wonderful buildings and monuments! Your Local Guide shows you an array of sights including Red Square, the Kremlin Walls and the domed St. Basil’s Cathedral. In your free time, consider visiting the impressive Treasure Chamber of the Tsars. (BB) Day 11 | Moscow – Minsk Drive past the region of Borodino, site of Napoleon’s great defeat, and stop for lunch near Smolensk. Later, cross the

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Day 13 | Warsaw Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Guide shows you the site of the Warsaw Ghetto and the landmarks of Warsaw’s Old Town, which was almost entirely destroyed during the Second World War. Later, you might like to soak up the city’s culture and nightlife. (BB)

Price per Person

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Ends Berlin 4 May Sun 11 May Sun

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See pages 90-91 for details. IMPORTANT NOTE: Please check with your Travel Agent about visa requirements for this trip. It is necessary to obtain both a Russian Tourist Voucher and a Russian Visa. The A$40 fee for the Russian Tourist Voucher is included in the cost of your trip. However, the fee for the Russian Visa will be an additional charge. A visa for Belarus is also required. Airport transfers: On arrival to Copenhagen Airport transfers will operate at 9am, 12pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Berlin Airport at 8am and 10am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$161 per person. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87. All prices are per person, twin share. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

Day 14 | Warsaw – Berlin (2 Nights) Travel west across the plains of central Poland and over the border into Germany, arriving later in the exciting city of Berlin! (BB D) Hotel: Park Plaza Prenzlauer Berg Day 15 | Berlin Sightseeing and Free Time From the Reichstag Building to the Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard and the German State Opera House, your Local Guide shows you all Berlin’s highlights this morning. Spend the rest of the day seeing the sights of your choice, or perhaps join an optional experience exploring the city’s secret past. (BB) Day 16 | Depart Berlin Say goodbye to your Travel Director and travelling companions at the end of your memorable holiday. Transfers are available to Berlin Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

Little Mermaid, Sweden

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Santorini, Greece

Greek Island Explorer Memorable Highlights

• Athens Sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes a visit to the magnificent Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus. View Hadrian’s Arch • Mykonos Orientation of the port and Mykonos town includes a walk along the narrow cobbled streets. Your Travel Director will provide information on beaches and sightseeing opportunities • Santorini Orientation of the town of Fira with a walk to enjoy the views over the caldera. Your Travel Director will provide information on beaches and sightseeing opportunities

Included Dining

• 9 buffet breakfasts • 2 three course dinners

Unbeatable Highlights

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply Please refer to the price panel • High-speed ferries from Piraeus to Mykonos, Mykonos to Santorini and Santorini to Piraeus, subject to availability and weather conditions • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences.

Day 1 | Arrive Athens (2 Nights) Welcome to Athens! You are met on arrival and taken to your hotel. After check-in spend the rest of the day relaxing or exploring the city. Later, join your Trafalgar Local Host and fellow travellers for a Welcome Meeting. Hotel: Metropolitan Day 2 | Athens Sightseeing Your Local Guide takes you on a morning sightseeing tour of Athens starting with a visit to the ancient Acropolis and the Parthenon, which is considered to be the most important building to survive from Classical Greece. Afterwards, view the Panathinaiko Olympic stadium, the Evzone guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and a host of other famous sites including the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. Spend the rest of the day as you choose. This evening, savour local Greek specialities at one of the city’s excellent restaurants. (BB) Day 3 | Athens – Mykonos (3 Nights) Transfer to Piraeus and board the Aegean ferry. Your first stop is Mykonos, popular with the rich and famous. Transfer to your hotel where you will be given an orientation tour and useful information. Spend the rest of the day exploring this magical island. Houses, shops, churches, restaurants and windmills are immaculately whitewashed, with splashes of sky blue and jade green bringing colour to door frames and window shutters, many of which are overhung with dazzling pink and purple blossoms. Dinner is included tonight. Afterwards you might like to experience the island’s vibrant nightlife. (BB D) Hotel: Viennoulas Garden/Vanilla Hotel Day 4 to Day 5 | Mykonos – Free Time You have two days to experience the delights of Mykonos. Around 9,000 people inhabit this rugged mass of granite. One of the most cosmopolitan islands in Greece, Mykonos is known for its beaches and diverse nightlife but manages to retain

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Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... a strong indigenous identity despite its popularity. If you want to see the quieter side of the island, explore narrow winding alleys full of tempting boutiques in the labyrinthine of the old town. Wander round Little Venice on the east side of the harbour or consider a sightseeing experience to the nearby sacred island of Delos, a charming island and the birthplace of Artemis and Apollo. Visit the Archaeological Museum or Aegean Maritime Museum displaying ancient and nautical artifacts relating to the island’s seafaring heritage. Enjoy cocktails at a waterfront restaurant and don’t miss the opportunity to take a refreshing swim in the sparkling sea. (BB BB) Day 6 | Mykonos – Santorini (3 Nights) Your holiday continues with a ferry ride south across the Aegean to the beautiful island of Santorini, your home for the next three nights. You are met at the port and transferred to your hotel where you will be given an orientation tour and useful information. After check-in, explore Santorini, also known as Thira, which is comprised of a small circular archipelago of volcanic islands and is all that remains after one of the world’s largest volcanic eruptions. This created a caldera whose multi-coloured walls are spectacular and it’s the islands physical beauty that, along with a dynamic nightlife, makes it one of Europe’s most desirable destinations. This evening join your fellow travellers for an included dinner. (BB D) Hotel: El Greco/ Aegean Plaza/Astir Theras Day 7 to Day 8 | Santorini – Free Time There are plenty of things to do in Santorini and you have two full days to enjoy this picturesque island. Relax in cliff-top restaurants and laze on sunsoaked beaches. Consider a cruise to explore the volcano and swim in the hot springs. Visit the island’s museums or take a tour of a traditional winery and sample the grape variety unique to Santorini.

And don’t miss the sunsets for which the island is justifiably famous. They are spectacular from anywhere on the caldera but particularly from Oia on the northern tip of the island, which offers an uninterrupted view of the sun as it sinks below the horizon. Santorini has an abundance of dining establishments to suit all tastes where you can dine on a full range of international cuisine including Greek specialities. (BB BB) Day 9 | Santorini – Athens Today take the high-speed ferry back to Athens for the final night of your trip. On arrival at the port of Piraeus, you are transferred to your Athens hotel. There is time this afternoon for you to do some last minute sightseeing, shop for souvenirs or simply relax and reflect on your amazing journey. This evening you might like to join your travelling companions for a celebration dinner – there are plenty of restaurants, tavernas and open air cafés in the colourful Plaka area with street musicians playing traditional Greek music. (BB) Hotel: Metropolitan Day 10 | Depart Athens This morning, after breakfast, it is time to bid farewell to Greece and your new found friends at the end of your wonderful Greek Island holiday. Transfers are available to the airport for your return flight home. Conditions apply. (BB)

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TRIP NOTES Airport transfers: Transfers will be provided for all guests who have advised Trafalgar in advance of their flight information. Guaranteed Room Share: Is not available on this trip. Itinerary: Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions on the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious holidays or any other unforeseen circumstances. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87. All prices are per person, twin share. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

Want more included? Have you seen our similar Greek Island Hopper holiday? This Trafalgar trip includes exclusive Insider Experiences, more meals and 4 star hotels – visit www.trafalgar.com

EXCITING FAMILY ITINERARY REF: FGIH - Greek Island Hopper

For an exciting family version of this itinerary with fun family activities & inclusions please see our 2014 Family Experiences brochure or www.trafalgar.com

Acropolis, Athens

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79

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159

Eiffel Tower, France

Glimpse of Europe Memorable Highlights

• Dover See the white cliffs • Amsterdam Orientation includes the Mint Tower and Dam Square • Rhine Valley Cruise the Romantic Rhine • Heidelberg Enjoy views of the castle from the old town • Black Forest See this picturesque region • Schaffhausen View the mighty Rhine Falls • Lucerne Orientation including a visit to the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge • Paris View the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower on your sightseeing tour with your Local Guide

Included Dining

• 6 buffet breakfasts • 3 three course dinners

Unbeatable Highlights

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre • A London airport shuttle service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. Please see page 87 for details • Ferry from Dover to Calais return • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences.

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Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... Day 1 | London – Amsterdam This morning see the White Cliffs of Dover as you cross the channel to continental Europe.  Travel through Belgium and into The Netherlands where you will pass by windmills en-route to the lively city of Amsterdam. During your orientation see the Mint Tower and Dam Square.  Perhaps take the opportunity to explore the city further on a canal cruise in a glass-covered boat to enjoy views of the historic gabled houses. Hotel: Ibis Amsterdam Airport Day 2 | Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Rhineland This morning, after breakfast, travel eastwards through the Dutch countryside passing by Utrecht, both a provincial capital and the largest university city of The Netherlands, and Arnhem, renowned for the battle fought here during the Second World War which was recounted in the film ‘A Bridge Too Far’. Then cross into Germany and travel via Bonn, the former capital of West Germany when the country was divided, to the picturesque Rhine Valley. Here you embark on a cruise at Boppard

North Sea

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which glides past medieval castles and steeply terraced vineyards which produce the well-known high quality Rhine wines. You disembark at St. Goar and then have views of the Lorelei Rock and learn about the legends associated with this stretch of the river. Finally continue southwards to your hotel where you dine tonight. (BB D) Hotel: Ramada Neustadt Day 3 | Rhineland – Heidelberg – Black Forest – Rhine Falls – Lucerne Region (2 Nights) Travel this morning to Heidelberg, the oldest university city in Germany. Learn about the riotous life of past students and enjoy views of the sandstone castle from the charming Old Town. Continue south, through the Black Forest region which is bordered by the Rhine Valley to the west and south. This beautiful area is renowned for wood carving, the creation of the original cuckoo clock, and speciality cuisine which includes delicacies such as smoked ham and Black Forest Cake. Cross the border into Switzerland before stopping to admire the impressive Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen. Travel to central Switzerland and enter the scenic region of Lake Lucerne, your home for the next two nights. Later this evening, perhaps enjoy the fun and yodelling at a Swiss Folklore Show after enjoying dinner at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Paxmontana Jugendstil/ Postillon Buochs Day 4 | Lucerne Orientation and Free Time This morning your orientation tour around this medieval city highlights the poignant Lion Monument, built in memory of Louis XVI’s courageous Swiss Guards who tried to defend the Palace of the Tuileries in Paris during the French Revolution, the wooden Chapel Bridge across the River Reuss and the onion domed Jesuit Church. Later, perhaps enjoy an exhilarating experience to

the top of one of the surrounding mountains or explore the squares and towers of the quaint old city? Alternatively, there is plenty of opportunity for shopping, whether it be Swiss watches, jewellery or the wide range of deliciously flavoured chocolate. (BB D) Day 5 | Lucerne Region – Paris (2 Nights) Today head north and cross the Rhine River for the final time in the city of Basel as you leave Switzerland and enter France. Pass by Belfort and the remains of the Maginot Line, a vast fortification built after the First World War, which ended in 1918, to protect the French – German border. Then cross through part of the renowned wine producing Burgundy region with views of the extensive vineyards. Continue past the rolling fertile farmland of the Auxerre region before the approach to the capital city of Paris. Gradually the excitement mounts as you begin to enter the outskirts of this splendid city. Tonight perhaps take the opportunity to get to know Paris on a stunning tour of Paris by Night optional experience? (BB) Hotel: Courtyard Marriott Arcueil Day 6 | Paris Sightseeing and Free Time This morning, your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide introduces you to this exquisitely planned city with views of the Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. Later there is time to maybe visit the vast Louvre Museum and this evening, why not sample Paris nightlife at a cabaret show? (BB)

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See pages 90-91 for details. Your London Hotel: Ibis Earls Court For rates and full details please see pages 87. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Ibis Earls Court providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$71 per person. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87. All prices are per person, twin share. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

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Day 7 | Paris – London Traverse northern France past World War I battlefields.  Cross the English Channel to Dover and continue your journey to London where you say goodbye to your fellow travellers and Travel Director at the end of a memorable holiday. (BB)

Switzerland

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8 99 A$

17

Colosseum, Italy

London to Rome Highlights Memorable Highlights

• Dover See the White Cliffs • Paris Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower • Lucerne Orientation includes views of the Chapel Bridge and a visit to the Lion Monument • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop • Florence See Piazza St. Croce • Rome Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the Forum and Colosseum, and a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica

Included Dining

• 7 buffet breakfasts • 3 three course dinners

Unbeatable Highlights

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • Ferry from Dover to Calais • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel • Pick-up in London if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre • A London airport shuttle service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. Please see page 87 for details • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

Lion Monument, Switzerland

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences.

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Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... Day 1 | London – Paris (2 Nights) A very warm welcome from your Travel Director! See the White Cliffs of Dover as you cross by ferry to Calais in France. Travel past the Somme battlefields in northern France to the glittering capital Paris, your home for the next two nights. Hotel: Mercure La Defense 5 Courbevoie Day 2 | Paris Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Guide takes you on a morning guided sightseeing tour, which includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Spend the afternoon as you wish. Consider a cruise along the Seine in a glass-topped boat. You might like to round off your Parisian adventure with a spectacular cabaret show! (BB) Day 3 | Paris – Lucerne Today, drive through the Burgundy region where vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see. Pass the fortified town of Belfort to lakeside Lucerne with views of the 14th century Chapel Bridge and a visit to the Lion Monument during your orientation tour. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Weinhof Day 4 | Lucerne – Venice Traverse the Alps into Italy via the scenic St. Gotthard route and catch a glimpse of Lake Como. Skirt the sprawling commercial capital, Milan, arriving later in the region of Venice, a historically wealthy city built across 117 islands in a marshy lagoon. (BB D) Hotel: Il Burchiello

A$1799

Day 5 | Venice – Florence Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square and see the sumptuous Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass– blowing workshop. Afterwards, you might like to take an optional experience to Burano Island for a delightful seafood lunch. Cross the Apennine Mountains, arriving later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. (BB D) Hotel: West Florence Day 6 | Florence – Rome (2 Nights) See the sights during your orientation tour of Florence, which includes a stroll to Santa Croce Square. Don’t miss the opportunity to shop for high quality leather and gold before departing for Rome. (BB) Hotel: Op - Sav Eventi

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See pages 90-91 for details. Airport transfers: Transfers on the last travel day to Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 7am and 9.30am. Your London Hotel: Hilton Olympia For rates and full details please see pages 87. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Hilton Olympia providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$81 per person. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87. All prices are per person, twin share. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

Day 7 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Guide takes you on a guided visit of St. Peter’s Basilica, believed to enclose the tomb of St. Peter. Your fascinating guided sightseeing tour continues across the River Tiber in ancient Rome with views of the Forum and Colosseum. Spend free time afterwards exploring on your own. Shop in smart boutiques on the Via Condotti, throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain or simply watch the world drift by! (BB) Day 8 | Depart Rome After breakfast, say ‘arrivederci’ to Rome and your fellow travellers at the end of a dream holiday! Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Ponte Vecchio, Italy

63

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1150 A$

24

Venice, Italy

European Delight Memorable Highlights

• Rome Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica. View the Colosseum • Siena Visit the medieval city and view the Piazza del Campo • Florence Panoramic views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo • Bologna Sightseeing tour with your Local Guide including the Kissing Towers • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island • Verona Walk to view the Roman Arena and Juliet’s balcony • Lucerne Orientation includes the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge • Paris Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower • Dover See the White Cliffs

Included Dining

• 10 buffet breakfasts • 4 three course dinners

Unbeatable Highlights

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • Airport transfers are provided on the first travel day. Conditions apply. Please refer to the price panel • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • Ferry from Calais to Dover • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel • Drop off at the Trafalgar London Reception Centre or the Trafalgar London hotel, Hilton Olympia • A London airport shuttle service is available to purchase. Conditions apply see page 87 for details • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences.

Day 1 | Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Welcome to Rome! Unwind after your journey. Meet later with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. Hotel: Rome Pinewood Day 2 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Guide takes you on a fantastic sightseeing tour. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and admire Michelangelo’s Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. Your guided tour continues across the Tiber in ancient Rome where you view the Forum, the mighty Colosseum and Circus Maximus. Spend time afterwards seeing more sights or shopping for souvenirs. (BB) Day 3 | Rome – Siena – Florence (2 Nights) Head north through the Chianti wine-producing region to the beautiful medieval city of Siena in Tuscany. Stroll through ancient cobbled streets to Piazza del Campo where the colourful Palio horse race takes place every year. Marvel at the striped marble cathedral and shop for attractive ceramic pottery. Arrive later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance and your home for the next two nights. (BB D) Hotel: Novotel Firenze Nord Day 4 | Florence Orientation and Free Time Florence is a treasure trove of art and history! Enjoy spectacular views from Piazzale Michelangelo, then spend time exploring the delights of this amazing city. Perhaps visit Piazza della Signoria featuring many statues and palazzos, and don’t miss the Duomo or Giotto’s Bell Tower. Florence is also renowned for high quality leather goods and 18-carat gold. (BB) Day 5 | Florence – Bologna – Venice (2 Nights) Cross the forested Apennines to the city of Bologna, home to one of the oldest

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Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... universities in Europe and famous for sausages and salami! Your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes views of the Kissing Towers. Continue along the Brenta, across the Po Delta and into the Venice region – Queen of the Adriatic. (BB D) Hotel: Antony Palace/Villa Giulietta

Lion Monument commemorating the heroic Swiss Guards during the French Revolution. In your free time, take an exhilarating mountain excursion, shop for Swiss watches and chocolate or perhaps explore the flower bedecked squares and fortified towers in the quaint old town. (BB D)

Day 6 | Venice Orientation and Free Time Admire the many sights of this Byzantine city as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. See the Palladian Churches of the Redeemer and St. George, the ornate Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and part of the Grand Canal. Marvel at the Basilica and Campanile. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass–blowing workshop on Giudecca island. In your free time, take an optional cruise across the lagoon to the Island of Burano for a fresh seafood meal! (BB)

Day 9 | Lake Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights) Drive across the French border past Belfort and the remains of the Maginot Line, and through the Burgundy wine region. View the sprawling vineyards that stretch across the hillsides. Arrive later in Paris, the City of Light, where this evening you might like to experience a world famous cabaret show! (BB) Hotel: Mercure La Defense 5 Courbevoie

Day 7 | Venice – Verona – Lake Lucerne (2 Nights) Follow the Veneto plains to Verona and stop to see the Roman Arena and Juliet’s balcony. Pass Milan and head north to the Italian and Swiss Lake Districts via Como and Lugano. Drive along the scenic alpine St. Gotthard route through central Switzerland to the picturesque town of Lucerne. (BB D) Hotel: Postillion Day 8 | Lucerne Orientation and Free Time Enjoy the sights of Lucerne during your orientation tour, including the 14th century wooden Chapel Bridge and a visit to the

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See pages 90-91 for details. Airport transfers: On arrival to Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$111 per person. Your London Hotel: Hilton Olympia Complimentary drop-off at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel Hilton Olympia, booked through Trafalgar, on the return day of your trip. For rates and full details please see pages 87. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87. All prices are per person, twin share. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

Day 10 | Paris Sightseeing and Free Time Views of the Eiffel Tower, Champs Élysées and Arc de Triomphe – your Local Guide shows you all this and more during your sightseeing tour! Spend free time exploring the banks of the Seine or visit the magnificent Palace of Versailles. Tonight, why not dine at a cosy Parisian bistro and finish with a dazzling tour of the city’s illuminations? (BB) Day 11 | Paris – London Traverse northern France past World War I battlefields. Cross the English Channel to Dover where you see the famous White Cliffs. In London, say goodbye to your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of your spectacular European holiday! (BB)

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Chapel Bridge, Lucerne

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132599 A$

Charles Bridge, Czech Republic

European Adventures Memorable Highlights

• Dover See the White Cliffs • Amsterdam See Dam Square and the Mint Tower on your orientation • Cologne View the cathedral • Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine • Nuremberg See the medieval town • Prague Walking tour with your Local Guide includes views of Prague Castle and views of the Charles Bridge • Munich View the Olympic Stadium & Marienplatz • Innsbruck View the Golden Roof and Hofburg • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island • St. Gotthard Drive this scenic alpine route • Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument and view the Chapel Bridge • Paris Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower • Somme Valley See the monuments to the First World War battles

Included Dining

• 12 buffet breakfasts • 5 three course dinners

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Unbeatable Highlights

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • Ferry from Dover to Calais and return • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London Hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre • A London airport shuttle service is available to purchase. Conditions apply see page 87 for details • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences.

Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... Day 1 | London – Amsterdam (2 Nights) Greetings from your Travel Director and Welcome to Europe! Drive through Kent’s scenic countryside to Dover. Admire the famous White Cliffs as you sail across the Channel to Calais, France. Continue by road through Belgium to The Netherlands, home of clogs and windmills! Hotel: Steigenberger Airport Day 2 | Amsterdam Orientation and Free Time This morning in Amsterdam, see Dam Square and the Mint Tower on your orientation. Afterwards you will have free time to take in one of the fantastic museums or perhaps take a canal cruise in a glass-topped boat and see the city from a unique perspective! (BB) Day 3 | Amsterdam – Cologne – Rhineland Drive into Germany and marvel at Cologne Cathedral. At Boppard, embark on a relaxing cruise along the River Rhine past medieval hilltop castles and steep vineyards. Continue to your hotel where you dine this evening. (BB D) Hotel: NH Frankfurt Rhein Main Day 4 | Rhineland – Nuremberg – Prague (2 Nights) Stop in Nuremberg this morning, a historic city where little has changed since the Middle Ages! Drive east across the border into the Czech Republic, and arrive later in the capital, Prague. (BB) Hotel: Diplomat Day 5 | Prague Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Guide brings the history of this fascinating city to life during your sightseeing tour, which includes Prague Castle – the largest medieval castle complex in Europe – the Cathedral of St. Vitus, views of Charles Bridge and the Old Town Square. Spend free time afterwards exploring on your own and shopping for souvenirs. Later, perhaps take a cruise on the River Vltava or attend a lively folklore show. (BB)

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Day 7 | Munich – Innsbruck – Venice (2 Nights) Head south towards the mountains and enjoy an amazing drive through Austria. Stop at Innsbruck, a popular ski area, to view the Golden Roof and the Hofburg. Continue across the Brenner Pass, one of the principal Alpine highways, into Italy and south to Venice, Queen of the Adriatic. Tonight dine in your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Il Burchiello Day 8 | Venice Orientation and Free Time Evidence of Venice’s glorious Byzantine history is all around as you cruise by private launch through the city’s canals to St. Mark’s Square. Admire the magnificent Doge’s Palace, former home of Venice’s ruling elite. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass–blowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Afterwards, you have time to explore amazing narrow alleyways and historic bridges and canals. Later, perhaps take the opportunity to cruise to Burano Island, the most picturesque island in the lagoon, for a seafood meal. (BB) Day 9 | Venice – Lake Lucerne (2 Nghts) Traverse the plains of northern Italy and cross the border into Switzerland. Continue along the St. Gotthard route, with spectacular views of waterfalls and mountain peaks. See the chalets dotting the steep hillsides as you approach Lake Lucerne in the heart of central Switzerland. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Paxmontana Jugendstil/ Postillon Buochs

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Day 10 | Lake Lucerne Orientation and Free Time Your orientation tour of Lucerne includes the medieval wooden Chapel Bridge and the poignant Lion Monument, built to commemorate the Swiss Guards who bravely defended Louis XVl during the French Revolution. There is time afterwards to shop for delicious chocolates and watches, relax or stroll beside the lake. Consider an optional trip up a mountain peak by cable car to admire the magnificent views! Later, you might like to join in the fun at a Swiss Folklore Show. (BB D) Day 11 | Lake Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights) Travel north-west through Basel into France, skirting the edge of the Vosges Mountains. Admire charming villages and castles as you pass through the vineyards of Burgundy, France’s most famous wine region. Arrive later in the glittering capital, Paris! This evening perhaps take a tour through this dazzling city to see the magnificent illuminations. (BB) Hotel: Mercure La Defense 5 Courbevoie

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Day 6 | Prague – Regensburg – Munich Cross back into Germany, stopping in Regensburg on the River Danube. In Munich, capital of Bavaria, your orientation includes the Olympic Stadium, Ludwigstrasse and the Marienplatz, renowned for its musical Glockenspiel. You might like to visit a bierkeller and sample the local beer, for which the city is famous. (BB D) Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson Munich East

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See pages 90-91 for details. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$131 per person. Your London Hotel: Start: Ibis Earls Court End: Jurys Inn Islington For rates and full details please see pages 87. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotels providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87. All prices are per person, twin share. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

Day 12 | Paris Sightseeing and Free Time Paris probably has more recognisable landmarks than any other city in the world. Your Local Guide shows you all the major sights during your sightseeing tour, including the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. The rest of the day is yours to explore. Consider a trip to the impressive Palace of Versailles or take a Seine cruise. This evening, you might like to celebrate the end of your holiday with a famous Parisian cabaret show! (BB) Day 13 | Paris – London Journey north from Paris across the First World War battlefields, and the Valley of the Somme featuring memorials to soldiers who fought and died between 1914 and 1918. Board the ferry at Calais and cross to Dover. Continue by coach to London, where it is time to bid farewell to your Travel Director and travelling companions at the end of your splendid European holiday! (BB)

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European Experience Memorable Highlights

• Dover See the White Cliffs • Amsterdam See Dam Square and the Mint Tower • Cologne View the Gothic cathedral • Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine • Munich See the Olympic Stadium, the Glockenspiel in the Marienplatz and the Hofbräuhaus • Innsbruck View the famous Golden Roof and the ski-jump • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop • Rome Sightseeing with your Local Guide. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica. View the Forum and the Colosseum • Florence Enjoy panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo. Admire Florentine leatherwork • Swiss Alps Picture-book scenery • Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument and see the medieval old town • Paris Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower

Included Dining

• 11 buffet breakfasts • 5 three course dinners

Unbeatable Highlights

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • Ferry from Dover to Calais and return • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London Hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre • A London airport shuttle service is available to purchase. Conditions apply see page 87 for details • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences.

Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... Day 1 | London – Amsterdam Greetings from your Travel Director! Admire the famous White Cliffs as you approach Dover, where you board a ferry for the short Channel crossing to Calais in France. Drive through Belgium’s Flanders fields into The Netherlands, renowned for tulips, clogs and windmills! Arrive later in Amsterdam, one of Europe’s friendliest cities, and see Dam Square and the Mint Tower. Hotel: Golden Tulip Amsterdam West Day 2 | Amsterdam – Cologne – Rhineland Cross into Germany and view Cologne Cathedral, the largest Gothic church in Europe. In Boppard, embark on a scenic cruise down the River Rhine past terraced vineyards and towering castles. Finish the day at your hotel in the Rhineland. (BB D) Hotel: Best Western Ludwigshafen Day 3 | Rhineland – Munich – Innsbruck In Munich, admire the Olympic Stadium, the Glockenspiel in the Marienplatz and the Hofbräuhaus. Continue along the Inn Valley to the Austrian Tyrol and on to Innsbruck, a picturesque town where you view the sights, including the Golden Roof and the ski-jump. (BB D) Hotel: Bon Alpina Day 4 | Innsbruck – Venice Enjoy an exhilarating journey through the Brenner Pass – one of the principal Alpine highways – to Italy. In the Byzantine city of Venice cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. Marvel at St. Mark’s Basilica and the ornate Doge’s Palace. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop and see a demonstration, then spend time discovering the delights of Venice. You might like to take a romantic ride in a gondola! (BB D) Hotel: Apogia Sirio Day 5 | Venice – Rome (2 Nights) Traverse the Veneto plain via Bologna and cross the dramatic Apennine Mountains into Tuscany. Continue through Umbria to Lazio and the capital, Rome. This evening, take the opportunity to explore the city’s

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beautiful squares and fountains, and perhaps savour the local cuisine at one of the many restaurants. (BB) Hotel: Raganelli Day 6 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Guide brings Rome’s rich history to life during your wonderful sightseeing tour! Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, featuring magnificent works of art. Your tour continues across the Tiber in ancient Rome with views of the Forum and Colosseum. Spend the rest of the day as you wish. From the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican Museums to the incredible fountains in Piazza Navona, Rome is full of wonderful, unmissable sights! (BB) Day 7 | Rome – Florence Drive north through Umbria into the rolling countryside of Tuscany. In the Renaissance city of Florence, enjoy spectacular views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Afterwards, there is time to explore the Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo and Giotto’s Bell Tower, and don’t forget to shop for leather goods and 18-carat gold jewellery. (BB D) Hotel: Demidoff/Grifone Day 8 | Florence – Lake Lucerne (2 Nights) Cross the Apennines to the great northern plain and pass the city of Milan. Continue north to the Swiss border, and follow the scenic St. Gotthard route to Lake Lucerne in the heart of Switzerland. The landscape is breathtaking! (BB) Hotel: Stanserhof Day 9 | Lucerne Orientation and Free Time Admire the sights of Lucerne during your morning orientation tour, including views of the Chapel Bridge, the Jesuit Church and a visit to the Lion Monument, built to commemorate the Swiss Guards who died defending Louis XVI during the French Revolution. Spend free time shopping for Swiss chocolate or perhaps take an experience up a mountain peak! (BB D)

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Day 10 | Lake Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights) Journey into France and pass the Vosges Mountains. See the vineyards as you travel through the great wine region of Burgundy. Arrive later in the elegant capital, Paris. This evening, you might like to take a tour of the city and see the dazzling illuminations! (BB) Hotel: Mercure La Defense 5 Courbevoie Day 11 | Paris Sightseeing and Free Time Paris is a beautiful city, and probably has more familiar landmarks than any other capital in the world. Your Local Guide shows you most of them during your sightseeing tour, with views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Afterwards there is time for you to explore on your own. Perhaps you might like to take an optional experience to the Palace of Versailles, the extravagant creation of Louis XIV, renowned for the Hall of Mirrors and surrounded by magnificent gardens. Tonight is the last evening of your holiday, so you might consider a delicious dinner at a cosy bistro. Also, no trip to Paris is complete without seeing a famous cabaret show featuring the can-can! (BB) Day 12 | Paris – London Head north from Paris across the First World War battlefields of the Somme to Calais and take the ferry to Dover. Arrive shortly afterwards in London, where you say farewell to your Travel Director and travelling companions at the end of an amazing holiday! (BB)

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See pages 90-91 for details. Your London Hotel: Hilton Olympia For rates and full details please see page 87. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Hilton Olympia providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$121 per person. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87. All prices are per person, twin share. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

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European Magic Memorable Highlights

• Dover See the White Cliffs • Paris Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower • Beaune Visit this medieval town • Geneva Orientation includes the Jet d’Eau and the United Nations building • Cannes Visit the sophisticated Film Festival city • Monaco View the Royal Palace and cathedral • Pisa View the Leaning Tower • Florence Panoramic city views from Piazzale Michelangelo • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island • Rome Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica. View the Forum and Colosseum.

Included Dining

• 11 buffet breakfasts • 4 three course dinners

Unbeatable Highlights

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Airport transfers are provided on the last travel day. Conditions apply. Please refer to the price panel. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • Ferry from Dover to Calais • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London Hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre • A London airport shuttle service is available to purchase. Conditions apply see page 87 for details • Airport transfer are provided on the first travel day. Conditions apply. Please refer to price panel. • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences.

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Day 1 | London – Paris (2 Nights) Greetings from your Travel Director as you drive through the scenic Kent countryside to Dover. Admire the White Cliffs as you cross by ferry to Calais, France. Travel through the battlefields of the Somme to the glittering capital, Paris. Hotel: Courtyard Marriott Arcueil Day 2 | Paris Sightseeing and Free Time Admire the sights of this elegant city with your Local Guide, including views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Spend free time afterwards soaking up the atmosphere with a walk along the banks of the Seine or see priceless works of art in the Louvre. Tonight, don’t miss the opportunity to go to a famous Parisian cabaret! (BB) Day 3 | Paris – Beaune – Geneva (2 Nights) Head south past the vast Forest of Fontainebleau, former hunting ground of the French kings. Visit the medieval town of Beaune, the wine capital of the Burgundy region. Cross into Switzerland and arrive later at the international city of Geneva, which lies at the western end of Lake Léman. (BB) Hotel: Les Nations Day 4 | Geneva Orientation and Free Time Enjoy an orientation tour of this beautiful city, including the unique Jet d’Eau and the United Nations building. Afterwards spend free time exploring on your own. Perhaps take a stroll by the lake and admire the modern sculptures. (BB) Day 5 | Geneva – Cannes (2 Nights) Drive south past Grenoble, a university city and a renowned winter sports resort.  Continue through impressive landscape leading from the Alps to the Cote D’Azur.  Arrive in the coastal town of Cannes which is famed for its International Film Festival. (BB) Hotel: Amarante

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Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... Day 6 | Cannes Free Time Why not relax on the beach, shop for designer goods or enjoy French cuisine at a pavement café?  Alternatively you could explore nearby Nice with its expansive promenade, or the town of Antibes which houses a museum dedicated to Picasso. The choice is yours! (BB) Day 7 | Cannes – Monaco – Pisa – Montecatini Visit the Principality of Monaco, which has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century. Walk through the Old Town and view the Royal Palace – home to the Grimaldi family – and the cathedral, where Princess Grace and her husband Prince Rainier were married. Continue along the coast into Italy, past the port of Genoa to Pisa, where you view the famous Leaning Tower. Your day ends in the Tuscan spa town of Montecatini, where you dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Tuscany Inn Day 8 | Montecatini – Florence – Venice (2 Nights) A short drive through rolling countryside brings you to the Renaissance city of Florence. Enjoy spectacular views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo and spend time on your own exploring Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo and Giotto’s Bell Tower. Don’t forget to shop for high quality leather goods and 18-carat gold jewellery! Arrive later in the magical city of Venice for your two-night stay. (BB D) Hotel: Villa Giulietta Day 9 | Venice Orientation and Free Time Admire the splendours of this Byzantine city as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. View the Bridge of Sighs and the magnificent Basilica of St. Mark. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass–blowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Afterwards, explore on your own or perhaps take a cruise to one of the islands for lunch. (BB D)

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Day 10 | Venice – Rome (2 Nights) Cross the Veneto plain via Bologna and drive over the Apennine Mountains. Continue through Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio to Rome, the Eternal City! (BB D) Hotel: Ergife Palace Hotel Day 11 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Guide takes you on a tour of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City, where you view Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Pietà. Your wonderful sightseeing tour continues across the River Tiber in ancient Rome, with views of the Forum and the Colosseum. Spend free time seeing more sights such as the Sistine Chapel, or relax at a pavement café on the Via Veneto. (BB)

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See pages 90-91 for details. Airport transfers: Transfers on the last travel day to Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 7am and 9.30am. Your London Hotel: Hilton Olympia For rates and full details please see page 87. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Hilton Olympia providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$121 per person. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87. All prices are per person, twin share. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

Day 12 | Depart Rome This morning say ‘arrivederci’ to your travelling companions and your Travel Director at the end of a memorable European holiday. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

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European Accent Memorable Highlights

• Dover See the White Cliffs • Amsterdam See Dam Square and the Mint Tower • Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine • Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument & views of the Chapel Bridge • Swiss Alps Scenic St. Gotthard highway • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island • Rome Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica. View the Forum and Colosseum • Florence Panoramic city views from Piazzale Michelangelo. See Piazza Santa Croce • Pisa View the Leaning Tower • Monaco Visit the Principality • French Riviera Orientation in Nice • Avignon Views of the Popes’ Palace and the Pont Saint-Bénezet • Paris Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour with your Local Guide including views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower

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• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • Ferry from Dover to Calais and return • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre • A London airport shuttle service is available to purchase. Conditions apply see page 87 for details • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

Day 1 | London – Amsterdam Welcome to Europe! See the famous White Cliffs of Dover as you cross by ferry to Calais, France. Continue by coach through Belgium to The Netherlands, where you see your first windmill! In Amsterdam, see Dam Square and the Mint Tower by the floating flower market. Tonight, consider a canal cruise in a glasstopped boat – it’s a great way to see the city. Hotel: Ibis Amsterdam Airport Day 2 | Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Rhineland Cross through The Netherlands and east into Germany. Cruise down the River Rhine past picturesque villages, steep vineyards and medieval castles. Arrive later by road at your Rhineland hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Leonardo Karlsruhe Day 3 | Rhineland – Lake Lucerne Follow the Rhine valley to the Swiss border near Basel and continue through central Switzerland to Lucerne. Your orientation includes the old town, the Chapel Bridge and the poignant Lion Monument, built in memory of Louis XVI’s Swiss Guards. Don’t forget to shop for Swiss chocolate and exquisite watches! (BB D) Hotel: Stanserhof

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences.

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Day 5 | Venice Orientation and Free Time Cruise along Venice’s romantic canals to St. Mark’s Square. View the ornate Doge’s Palace where the Venetian rulers once lived. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. (BB) Day 6 | Venice – Rome (2 Nights) Cross the Veneto plains via Bologna and drive over the Apennine Mountains. Continue through Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio to Rome – the Eternal City. (BB) Hotel: Ergife Palace Day 7 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time This morning consider an experience to the Sistine Chapel featuring Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoed ceiling, considered to be his crowning achievement. Then your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour starting with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica. View the Forum and the mighty Colosseum in ancient Rome and spend the rest of the day exploring on your own. (BB) Day 8 | Rome – Florence Travel north through the rolling hills of Umbria into Tuscany and the Renaissance city of Florence. Enjoy spectacular views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Spend free time visiting Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo and Giotto’s Bell Tower. Shop for high quality leather goods and 18-carat gold jewellery, for which the city is renowned. (BB D) Hotel: West Florence Day 9 | Florence – Pisa – Monaco – Nice (2 Nights) View the Leaning Tower in the Field of Miracles. Follow the Italian coast to the

stunning French Riviera, and visit Monaco en route to glittering Nice, the capital of the Côte d’Azûr. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Nice Centre Acropolis Day 10 | Nice Orientation and Free Time Your orientation tour includes Place Masséna and the Promenade des Anglais. The afternoon is yours to relax or perhaps swim in the Mediterranean Sea! (BB) Day 11 | Nice – Avignon – Beaune In the papal town of Avignon, view the renowned broken bridge made famous in the song, ‘sur le pont d’Avignon’ and the imposing Papal Palace. Continue through orchards and vineyards in the Rhone valley to Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. (BB D) Hotel: Ibis Beaune La Ferme Aux Vins

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Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... Day 4 | Lucerne – Venice (2 Nights) Enjoy splendid views of Alpine scenery as you follow the St. Gotthard highway south to Chiasso at the border with Italy. Travel past the commercial capital, Milan, to the magical city of Venice. (BB D) Hotel: Il Burchiello

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See pages 90-91 for details. Your London Hotel: Start: Ibis Earls Court End: Jurys Inn Islington For rates and full details please see page 87. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Ibis Earls Court providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$141 per person. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87. All prices are per person, twin share. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

Day 12 | Beaune – Paris (2 Nights) Continue through Burgundy’s splendid scenery and the Forest of Fontainebleau, to arrive in the elegant, romantic city of Paris. On arrival there will be the chance to take an optional experience to the Palace of Versailles. (BB) Hotel: Mercure La Defense 5 Courbevoie Day 13 | Paris Sightseeing and Free Time Your wonderful sightseeing tour with your Local Expert includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Later, consider an excursion to the galleries of the vast Louvre Museum. You might like to finish your holiday with a cabaret show, for which Paris is proudly famous! (BB) Day 14 | Paris - London From Paris drive north across the battlefields of World War l and glimpse the Canadian War Memorial at Vimy Ridge. Board the ferry at Calais and cross the English Channel to Dover. Say goodbye to your fellow travellers in London, where your memorable holiday ends. (BB)

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European Impressions Memorable Highlights

• Dover See the White Cliffs • Amsterdam See Dam Square and the Mint Tower • Cologne View the Gothic cathedral • Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine • Innsbruck View the Golden Roof, Hofburg Palace and Olympic ski-jump • Salzburg Visit the Baroque town of Mozart’s birth • Vienna Sightseeing with your Local Guide features the Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and the Imperial Boulevards • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Marks Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island • Rome Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica. View the Forum and Colosseum • Florence Panoramic city views from Piazzale Michelangelo. See Piazza Santa Croce • Lugano See this magnificent Swiss lake • Lucerne Orientation includes the Lion Monument and the old town • Paris Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower

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• 14 buffet breakfasts • 5 three course dinners

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• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • Ferry from Dover to Calais and return • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre • A London airport shuttle service is available to purchase. Conditions apply see page 87 for details • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences.

Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... Day 1 | London – Amsterdam Greetings from your Travel Director! A scenic drive through Kent brings you to Dover. See the White Cliffs as you board the ferry and cross to Calais, France. Admire the countryside as you traverse Belgium and The Netherlands. In Amsterdam, one of Europe’s friendliest cities, marvel at the Mint Tower and Dam Square. Later, you might like to take a canal cruise in a glass covered boat – it’s a great way to see the city! Hotel: Ibis Amsterdam Airport Day 2 | Amsterdam – Cologne – Rhine Cruise – Rhineland Pass Arnhem into Germany and view Cologne Cathedral, the city’s most famous landmark. Continue past Bonn to Boppard, where you embark on a relaxing cruise along the River Rhine past ancient castles and vineyards. Disembark at St. Goar where you view the Lorelei Rock and hear the legend of the fabled siren! Dine tonight at your Rhineland hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Ramada Neustadt Day 3 | Rhineland – Fern Pass – Innsbruck Head south into the region of Bavaria. Glimpse Neuschwanstein Castle built by Mad King Ludwig, before taking the scenic Fern Pass into Austria. In the Tyrolean capital, Innsbruck, see the sights during your orientation tour including the Golden Roof and St. Jakob’s cathedral. (BB D) Hotel: Alphotel Day 4 | Innsbruck – Salzburg – Vienna (2 Nights) Explore the splendours of Salzburg and marvel at the sights associated with ‘the Sound of Music’ and the city’s most famous son, Mozart. Your scenic journey continues towards the River Danube, arriving later in the elegant city of Vienna. (BB) Hotel: Austria Trend Bosei

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Day 5 | Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Guide shows you the city’s important landmarks including the Opera House, the Hofburg, Parliament and the Imperial Boulevards. Spend free time afterwards sightseeing or shop for souvenirs on the fashionable Kärtnerstrasse. (BB) Day 6 | Vienna – Venice (2 Nights) Journey through the heart of the Austrian Alps past mountains and small picturesque towns to the Austrian Lake District. Cross the Italian border and arrive later in Venice, your home for the next two nights. (BB D) Hotel: Best Western Quid Day 7 | Venice Sightseeing and Free Time Discover this stunning Byzantine city as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. Admire the Bridge of Sighs and the ornate Doge’s Palace. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca island. (BB) Day 8 | Venice – Rome (2 Nights) Admire the scenery as you cross the fertile Po Valley and journey over the dramatic Apennine Mountains to Rome, the Eternal City. This evening you might like to explore the city’s vibrant nightlife. (BB) Hotel: Barcelo Aran Park Day 9 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Guide takes you on a visit of St. Peter’s Basilica, where you see Michelangelo’s sculpture, the Pietà. Your sightseeing tour continues across the Tiber in ancient Rome for views of the Forum and the Colosseum. In your free time afterwards, visit the magnificent Sistine Chapel or relax at a sidewalk café on the Via Veneto and watch the world go by! (BB) Day 10 | Rome – Florence Drive through Tuscany’s Chianti region to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Enjoy spectacular views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. In your free time,

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visit Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo and Giotto’s Bell Tower. Don’t forget to shop for high quality leather goods and 18-carat gold jewellery! (BB D) Hotel: Demidoff/Grifone Day 11 | Florence – Lucerne (2 Nights) North from Florence via Bologna and Milan and across the Swiss border, you travel through beautiful, ever-changing scenery. See picturesque Lake Lugano, then take the famous St. Gotthard route through the Alps to Lake Lucerne. Later, why not experience a Swiss folklore and fondue evening? (BB) Hotel: Weinhof Day 12 | Lucerne Orientation and Free Time See the highlights of Lucerne this morning on your orientation tour, including the medieval Old Town and a visit to the renowned Lion Monument. Spend free time afterwards relaxing or perhaps take an optional experience up a nearby mountain for breath-taking views! (BB D) Day 13 | Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights) Travel west across the French border, past Belfort and the remnants of the Maginot Line. Continue through the Burgundy wine region, with views of the vineyards. Arrive later in the capital, Paris. (BB) Hotel: Mercure La Defense 5 Courbevoie Day 14 | Paris Sightseeing and Free Time The Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower – your Local Guide shows you all these amazing sights and more on your sightseeing tour. Explore on your own afterwards. Stroll along the banks of the Seine or visit the magnificent Palace and gardens of Versailles. Tonight, why not celebrate the end of your journey with a traditional Parisian cabaret? (BB)

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See pages 90-91 for details. Your London Hotel: Hilton Olympia For rates and full details please see page 87. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the as above providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$151 per person. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87. All prices are per person, twin share. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

Want more included? Have you seen our similar European Interlude holiday? This Trafalgar trip includes exclusive Insider Experiences, more meals and 4 star hotels – visit www.trafalgar.com

Day 15 | Paris – London This morning, say ‘au revoir’ to Paris. Cross northern France and the Somme battlefields and pass the Canadian War Memorial at Vimy Ridge. In Calais, board your ferry to Dover and continue by coach to London, where you bid farewell to your Travel Director and travelling companions. (BB)

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Chapel Bridge, Switzerland

European Cavalcade Memorable Highlights

• Dover See the White Cliffs • Amsterdam See Dam Square and the Mint Tower • Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine • Heidelberg View the castle • Black Forest Drive through Germany’s famous forested region • Schaffhausen Stop to view the Rhine Falls • Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument and view the medieval old town • Liechtenstein Visit the capital, Vaduz • Innsbruck View the Golden Roof, Hofburg Palace and Olympic ski-jump • Verona View Juliet’s balcony • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island • Rome Visit St. Peter’s Basilica on your morning sightseeing with a Local Guide. View the Forum and the Colosseum • Florence Panoramic view from Piazzale Michelangelo. See Piazza Santa Croce on your included morning sightseeing tour with your Local Guide • Pisa View the Leaning Tower • Monaco See the Monte Carlo Casino • Nice Drive along the Promenade des Anglais • Avignon View the Palace of the Popes and St. Bénezet Bridge • Paris View the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower on your morning sightseeing with a Local Guide

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• 17 buffet breakfasts • 7 three course dinners

Unbeatable Highlights

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • Ferry from Dover to Calais and return • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre • A London airport shuttle service is available to purchase. Conditions apply see page 87 for details • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences.

Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... Day 1 | London – Amsterdam Greetings from your Travel Director! See the White Cliffs of Dover as you board the ferry and cross to Calais, France. Continue by road through the Belgian and Dutch countryside to Amsterdam. See the sights during your orientation tour including Dam Square and the Mint Tower. Hotel: Ibis Amsterdam Airport Day 2 | Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Rhineland Drive eastwards into Germany and follow the Rhine Valley southwards. Take a leisurely cruise along the River Rhine by boat, past picturesque villages and medieval castles. Continue by road to your hotel, where you dine tonight. (BB D) Hotel: Ramada Neustadt Day 3 | Rhineland – Lucerne (2 Nights) View Heidelberg Castle, a magnificent example of Renaissance architecture. Journey via Freiburg through the beautiful Black Forest region. Stop at Schaffhausen to view the mighty Rhine Falls and arrive later at Lake Lucerne, your home for the next two nights. (BB D) Hotel: Weinhof Day 4 | Lucerne Orientation and Free Time Visit the poignant Lion Monument and the old town during your orientation tour of Lucerne. Afterwards, in your free time, consider a scenic cruise on the lake, shop for Swiss watches and chocolates or take a cog railway up one of the nearby mountains to enjoy the amazing views! (BB) Day 5 | Lucerne – Liechtenstein – Innsbruck Cross the Swiss border to Liechtenstein for a brief stop in the capital, Vaduz. Continue into Austria, via the Arlberg region, to Innsbruck, capital of the Tyrol. (BB D) Hotel: Bon Alpina

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Day 7 | Venice Orientation and Free Time Evidence of Venice’s former maritime power and wealth is everywhere you look as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Then spend free time exploring this fascinating city on your own. (BB) Day 8 | Venice – Rome (2 Nights) Traverse the flat plains of Veneto and cross the dramatic Apennine hills. Admire splendid scenery as you drive through the rolling Tuscan countryside, arriving later in the capital, Rome. (BB) Hotel: Barcelo Aran Park Day 9 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour which starts with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica. Continue to ancient Rome to view the Forum and Colosseum. Later enjoy your free time seeing the sights or shopping for souvenirs. (BB) Day 10 | Rome – Bay Of Naples Pass the Abbey of Monte Cassino en route to the Bay of Naples, where you might like to take an excursion to explore the excavations of Pompeii. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Grand Hotel Moon Valley Day 11 | Bay Of Naples – Florence (2 Nights) Drive north to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Admire views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Later, check into your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Hotel 500 Day 12 | Florence Sightseeing and Free Time Enjoy a morning walking tour with your Local Guide to see the magical buildings

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Day 6 | Innsbruck – Verona – Venice (2 Nights) Marvel at Innsbruck’s sights including the Golden Roof, Hofburg Palace and Olympic ski-jump. Travel through the Brenner Pass into Italy and view Juliet’s balcony in Verona, the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Your day ends in the magical Byzantine city of Venice, Queen of the Adriatic. (BB D) Hotel: Il Burchiello

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and statues of Florence. Enjoy time at leisure to immerse yourself in the sights Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery, Piazza della Signoria - the list is endless! (BB) Day 13 | Florence – Pisa – Monaco – Nice (2 Nights) View the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Continue past Genoa and view the famous casino of Monte Carlo. Arrive later in Nice, glittering capital of the Côte d’Azur. (BB) Hotel: Ibis Style Nice Vieux Port Day 14 | Nice Orientation and Free Time Orientation includes the Promenade des Anglais and the Place Masséna. Spend the rest of the day relaxing. (BB) Day 15 | Nice – Avignon – Lyon Admire the beautiful countryside around Aix-en-Provence, where Van Gogh liked to paint. In Avignon view the Palace of the Popes and the famous bridge. Continue through the Rhône Valley to Lyon. (BB D) Hotel: Campanile Lyon Ouest Tassin Day 16 | Lyon – Paris (2 Nights) The wine-producing region of Burgundy and the Forest of Fontainebleau provide picturesque backdrops for your drive to the elegant, romantic city of Paris. On arrival maybe take an excursion to visit the magnificent Palace of Versailles. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Hotel La Defense 5 Courbevoie Day 17 | Paris Sightseeing and Free Time The Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower - see all these sights and more with superb commentary from your Local Guide. Then perhaps visit the Louvre Museum to see the ‘Mona Lisa’. This evening maybe take the chance to see one of the famous Parisian cabaret shows? (BB)

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See pages 90-91 for details. Your London Hotel: Jurys Inn Islington For rates and full details please see page 87. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Jurys Inn Islington providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$181 per person. All prices are per person, twin share. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

Want more included? Have you seen our similar Traditional Europe holiday? This Trafalgar trip includes exclusive Insider Experiences, more meals and 4 star hotels – visit www.trafalgar.com

Day 18 | Paris – London Head north to Calais for your crossChannel ferry to England. Continue to London where your exciting holiday ends! (BB)

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Hofburg Palace, Austria

European Heritage Memorable Highlights

• Dover See the White Cliffs • Paris Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. View the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower • Loire Valley View the Château de Blois • Biarritz Visit this seaside resort • Lourdes View the Basilica and join the torchlight procession • Madrid Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. See Puerta del Sol and Plaza de España • Barcelona sightseeing with your Local Guide. See the Ramblas, Paseo de Gracia and Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia Cathedral • South of France Drive through the Camargue • Nice Drive along the Promenade des Anglais and see Place Masséna • Monaco See the famous Monte Carlo Casino • Pisa View the Leaning Tower • Florence Views from Piazzale Michelangelo • Rome Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica. View the Forum and Colosseum • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Marks Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island • Vienna Morning sightseeing tour with your Local Guide. See the Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and Imperial Boulevards • Salzburg Visit this charming musical town • Innsbruck View the Golden Roof, Hofburg Palace and Olympic ski-jump • Liechtenstein Visit the capital, Vaduz • Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument • Heidelberg View the castle

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• Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine • Amsterdam Orientation tour and visit a diamond-cutting factory. Excursion to Volendam

Included Dining

• 23 buffet breakfasts • 9 three course dinners

Unbeatable Highlights

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • Ferry from Dover to Calais and return • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre • A London airport shuttle service is available to purchase. Conditions apply see page 87 for details • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences.

Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... Day 1 | London – Paris Meet your travel director and embark on your journey. From Dover see the White Cliffs as you cross the Channel to Calais. Continue through the Somme battlefields in Northern France to the glittering capital city of Paris! Hotel: Ibis Style Paris Bercy Day 2 | Paris Sightseeing and Free Time Admire the sights of Paris with your knowledgeable Local Guide, including the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Spend free time seeing more of this fascinating city or enjoy an optional guided visit to the world famous Louvre Museum. Tonight, why not experience a famous cabaret show? (BB) Day 3 | Paris – Bordeaux Travel to the Loire Valley and view the Château de Blois, where Joan of Arc was blessed before battle with the English. Arrive later in Bordeaux. (BB D) Hotel: Ibis Bordeaux Centre Meriadeck Day 4 | Bordeaux – Biaritz – Lourdes Head to the charming resort of Biaritz on the wild Atlantic coast before arriving in the pilgrim town Lourdes. (BB D) Hotel: Best Western Christina Day 5 | Lourdes – Madrid Cross the border into Spain and pass by the city of Burgos en-route towards the cosmopolitan capital city of Madrid. (BB) Hotel: NH Zurbano Day 6 | Madrid Sightseeing and Free Time See Puerta del Sol and Plaza de España during your sightseeing tour with your Local Guide. Later, consider an excursion to Toledo. (BB) Day 7 | Madrid – Barcelona Travel through the hills of Aragon and Catalonia to the bustling city of Barcelona. (BB) Hotel: Hesperia Sant Just Day 8 | Barcelona Sightseeing and Free Time In Barcelona, your Local Guide shows you the sights including the Ramblas and the

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Day 9 | Barcelona – Cannes Cross over the foothills of the Pyrenees and continue through the Camargue before arriving in Nice. (BB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Day 10 | Cannes Orientation and Free Time Enjoy free time to explore Cannes famous for its film festival. Relax on the beach or enjoy lunch in a pavement café. (BB) Day 11 | Cannes – Monaco – Pisa – Montecatini Visit the Principality of Monaco where you view the Royal residence.  See the leaning tower while in Pisa before arriving in Monticatini. (BB) Hotel: Tuscany Inn Day 12 | Montecatini – Florence – Rome Explore wonderful Florence with time to wander through its cobbled streets before arriving in the eternal city of Rome. (BB D) Hotel: Ergife Palace Hotel Day 13 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Visit St. Peter’s Basilica with your Local Guide and see Michelangelo’s Pietá. View the Forum and Colosseum in ancient Rome. In your free time, consider a tour of the Sistine Chapel! (BB) Day 14 |  Rome – Venice Traverse the Apennine Mountains and cross the Veneto plain before arriving in the Venice region. (BB) Hotel: Villa Giulietta Day 15 | Venice Orientation and Free Time Marvel at the sights as you cruise to St. Mark’s Square by private launch. Enjoy a demonstration of glass-blowing on Giudecca Island, with time later to shop and explore. (BB D) Day 16 | Venice – Vienna Travel through spectacular scenery and cross into Austria and make your way to the imperial city of Vienna. (BB D) Hotel: Senator Day 17 | Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Guide shows you the

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sights of Vienna, including the Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and Imperial Boulevards. Spend free time exploring or perhaps take an excursion to the vast Schönbrunn Palace. (BB) Day 18 | Vienna – Salzburg – Innsbruck Arrive in Salzburg, where you see Mozart’s birthplace as well as locations from the Sound of Music.  In Innsbruck see the Golden Roof and Hofburg. (BB) Hotel: Bon Alpina Day 19 | Innsbruck – Liechtenstein – Giswil Visit Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein.  Cross into Switzerland and traverse mountain passes to the picturesque Giswil. (BB D) Hotel: Krone Giswil Day 20 | Lucerne Orientation and Free Time Your orientation tour includes the poignant Lion Monument and the 14th century wooden Chapel Bridge, with free time afterwards to shop for all things Swiss! (BB D)

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Sagrada Familia. Afterwards, discover the delights of the city at your own pace. (BB)

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See pages 90-91 for details. Your London Hotel: Start: Hilton Olympia End: Jurys Inn Islington For rates and full details please see page 87. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotels providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$242 per person. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87. All prices are per person, twin share. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

Day 21 | Giswil – Heidelberg – Rhineland Visit Heidelberg and see the impressive Renaissance Castle overlooking the town.  Later arrive at your hotel where you dine tonight. (BB D) Hotel: Ramada Hockenheim/ Micador/Frankfurt Airport West Day 22 | Rhineland – Rhine Cruise – Amsterdam Enjoy a leisurely cruise along the River Rhine where you see steep vineyards and medieval castles. Arrive later in Amsterdam. (BB D) Hotel: Ibis Amsterdam Airport Day 23 | Amsterdam Orientation and Free Time See the sights of Amsterdam including the Royal Palace and Dam Square, and visit a diamond polishing centre. In Volendam, learn about the arts of cheese and clog making. (BB) Day 24 | Amsterdam – London Pass through Belgium to Calais and board your ferry to Dover.  Later arrive in London where your memorable holiday comes to an end. (BB)

Arc de Triomphe, Paris

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Acropolis, Greece

European Discoverer & Cruise Option Memorable Highlights

• Dover See the White Cliffs • Paris Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. Enjoy views of the Champs Élysées & the Eiffel Tower • Tours View the cathedral • Biarritz Visit the seaside resort • Pamplona Orientation of this famous city • Madrid Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. See Plaza de España and Puerta del Sol • Barcelona Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. View Sagrada Familia Cathedral • South of France Drive through the Camargue • Nice Orientation tour • Monaco View the Old Town • Pisa View the Leaning Tower • Florence Panoramic city views from Piazzale Michelangelo • Rome Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. Visit St. Peter’s and view the Forum and Colosseum • Athens Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. Visit the ancient Acropolis, Parthenon and see the Temple of Zeus • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island • Vienna Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. See the Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and Imperial Boulevards • Innsbruck See the Golden Roof & Hofburg Palace • Liechtenstein Visit the capital, Vaduz • Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument • Schaffhausen Stop to view the Rhine Falls • Black Forest See this beautiful forested region

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Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary...

• Heidelberg View the castle • Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine • Amsterdam See Dam Square and the Mint Tower

Day 1 | London – Paris (2 Nights) Greetings from your Travel Director. See the White Cliffs of Dover as you board the ferry to Calais in France. Arrive later in the glittering capital, Paris. Hotel: Ibis Styles Bercy

Included Dining

Day 2 | Paris Sightseeing Admire the sights with your Local Guide including the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Élysées. Spend time afterwards exploring. (BB)

• 29 buffet breakfasts • 10 three course dinners

Unbeatable Highlights

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • Ferry from Dover to Calais and return • Overnight mini cruise – Bari or Brindisi to Patras and Patras to Ancona • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre • A London airport shuttle service is available to purchase. Conditions apply see page 87 for details • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

Day 3 | Paris – Tours – Bordeaux Drive through the Loire Valley and view the cathedral at Tours. Dine tonight at your hotel in Bordeaux. (BB D) Hotel: Ibis Bordeaux Centre Meriadeck Day 4 | Bordeaux – Biaritz – Pamplona Explore the glamorous resort of Biarritz. Continue into Spain via San Sebastian to Pamplona, famous for its annual bull run. (BB D) Hotel: Abba Renio De Navarra Day 5 | Pamplona – Madrid (2 Nights) Traverse the splendid landscape through Rioja to the capital, Madrid. (BB) Hotel: Santos Agumar Day 6 | Madrid Sightseeing Your Local Guide shows you all Madrid’s sights including Puerta del Sol and Plaza de España, with time to explore on your own or relax. (BB) Day 7 | Madrid – Barcelona (2 Nights) Cross the Spanish Meseta, and pass Catalonia’s sprawling vineyards en route to Barcelona. (BB) Hotel: Alberta Day 8 | Barcelona Sightseeing Highlights of your sightseeing tour with your Local Guide include views of the city from Montjuic and Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia. (BB) Day 9 | Barcelona – Nice (2 Nights) Head north into France and follow the Camargue to Provence. Drive along the glittering Côte d’Azur to the city of Nice. (BB) Hotel: Apogia

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Day 22 | Venice Orientation Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. Enjoy a glass-blowing demonstration at a traditional workshop. Spend time afterwards exploring. (BB D)

Day 16 | At Sea – Patras – Athens (4 Nights) Cross the Ionian Sea to the Greek port of Patras and continue by road to Athens. (BB) Hotel: Novotel/Zafolia Day 17 to Day 19 | Athens – Free Time There is plenty of time for you to explore the fascinating ancient city of Athens! Why not join our three-day Aegean Cruise? (BB BB BB) Day 20 | Athens Sightseeing – At Sea Admire the sights with your Local Guide including a visit to the Parthenon, Acropolis as well as seeing the Temple of Zeus. In Patras, board your ship for an overnight cruise to Ancona. (BB D)

Young traveller discount A$590

Triple room discount A$140 p.p

Price per Person

Day 11 | Nice – Monaco – Pisa – Montecatini Explore Monaco’s Old Town, then follow the spectacular coastline to Italy. In Pisa, view the famous Leaning Tower. (BB D) Hotel: Tuscany Inn

Day 15 | Bay Of Naples – Bari – At Sea Travel east across Italy via Puglia to the port of Bari. (BB D)

Frequent traveller reward SAVE up to A$313 p.p Second trip discount SAVE up to A$156 p.p

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Day 21 | Ancona – Venice (2 Nights) Disembark and cross the dramatic Apennines. Continue to Venice. (BB) Hotel: Sirio

Day 14 | Rome – Bay Of Naples Drive south to the Bay of Naples. Why not join an optional experience to the excavations at Pompeii? (BB D) Hotel: Stabia

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Day 10 | Nice Sightseeing Drive along the Promenade des Anglais during your orientation tour, with time to explore and shop. (BB)

Day 13 | Rome Sightseeing Admire the landmarks with your Local Guide including the Forum and Colosseum. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica. Afterwards, shop or perhaps explore the Sistine Chapel. (BB)

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Day 12 | Montecatini – Florence – Rome (2 Nights) Experience the sights and delights of Renaissance Florence. Arrive later in Rome, the Eternal City. (BB) Hotel: Ergife Palace

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Adriatic Sea

GREEK CRUISE 3 Night Optional Extension

Overnight stays

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Day 23 | Venice – Vienna (2 Nights) Drive through the Carnic Alps and the spectacular Austrian Lake District to Vienna. (BB) Hotel: Senator Day 24 | Vienna Sightseeing The Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament – your Local Guide shows you the sights of this illustrious city. (BB) Day 25 | Vienna – Innsbruck Head west through the picturesque Salzkammergut to Innsbruck. (BB D) Hotel: Bon Alpina Day 26 | Innsbruck – Vaduz – Lucerne (2 Nights) Visit Vaduz, capital of Liechtenstein, then drive through scenic Alpine landscapes to lovely Lake Lucerne. (BB) Hotel: Weinhof Day 27 | Lucerne Orientation View the Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument. Afterwards, perhaps take a wonderful mountain excursion. (BB D) Day 28 | Lucerne – Heidelberg – Rhineland Marvel at the mighty Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen. Continue through the Black Forest to Heidelberg. (BB D) Hotel: NH Weinheim Day 29 | Rhineland – Rhine Cruise – Amsterdam Experience a relaxing cruise through the Rhine Valley. Then continue northwards to lively Amsterdam. (BB) Hotel: Ibis Amsterdam Airport Day 30 | Amsterdam – London Drive to Calais and board the ferry back to Dover. Arrive later by coach in London. (BB)

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See pages 242-243 for details. Your London Hotel: Ibis Earls Court For rates and full details please see page 87. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Ibis Earls Court providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$302 per person. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87. All prices are per person, twin share.

OPTIONAL 3 DAY AEGEAN CRUISE On day 17 you have the opportunity to take a 3-day Aegean cruise aboard a Louis Cruise Line ship around the magical Greek Isles. Excellent on-board facilities include a plunge pool, casino and library. Day 16 | Arrive Athens to Patmos with time to Itinerary remains the same up perhaps visit the Fortress Monastery. (BB L D) to Day 16 with arrival into Athens. Day 19 | Heraklion – Santorini Day 17 | Embark Piraeus – Wake this morning in Heraklion Mykonos on the island of Crete. Continue Board your ship in Piraeus to the spectacular volcanic harbour and cruise to stylish island of Santorini explore the Mykonos. Enjoy a few hours town or consider joining an here before the cruise optional shore experience to continues. (Breakfast is included at the hotel). (BB L D) Oia and Fira. (BB L D) Day 18 | Kusadasi – Patmos Arrive early this morning at Kusadasi with time for an excursion to the incredible ruins of Ephesus. Sail

Day 20 | Return Athens (Piraeus) Disembark early this morning and rejoin the trip – See Day 20 opposite. (BB D)

Price for a 3 day Aegean Cruise: From: Inside A$405 Single Supplement A$55 (Ref: EDMM) From: Outside A$505 Single Supplement A$75 (Ref: EDSM) The above prices include port taxes, tips and fuel surcharge and are accurate as of July 2013. For up-to-date pricing and availability please see our website. Triple cabin reduction available.

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Big Ben, London

London Week Memorable Highlights

• London Half day sightseeing with a Local Guide. See the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey

Included Dining

• Hot Buffet breakfast daily

Unbeatable Highlights

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • FREE off-peak travel on central London’s buses and Underground (subway) in zones 1 & 2 for three days • Your choice of hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Tickets for the Original London Sightseeing ‘Hop-on Hop-off’ tour • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host in London • London airport shuttle service available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 87 for details Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences.

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Want more included? For alternative upgraded hotels, see London Week in our Europe & Britain brochure or visit www.trafalgar.com

Royal Observatory and much more. Shopping is just as tempting and varied. Department stores line Oxford Street and Regent Street. Famous fashion houses can be found on Bond Street and the Burlington Arcade. Knightsbridge is home to Harrods and many other stylish shops and boutiques. Antiques and curiosities can be found on Portobello Road, the Kings Road in Chelsea and Camden Market. Make the most of your stay by planning a selection of optional experiences with your Trafalgar Local Host. From Windsor Castle to Oxford’s ornate colleges and Shakespeare’s birthplace at Stratford-upon-Avon, there are many great attractions to choose from. Trafalgar’s London Week also includes tickets for the Original London Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off tour plus the added bonus of three days’ off-peak included free travel on the city’s central bus and underground network.

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Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... Day 1 to Day 7 | Six Nights In England’s exciting and vibrant Capital City, London. A warm welcome to London, one of the most exciting and cosmopolitan cities in the world! This flexible package is designed to help you get the most from your visit to London. To help get your bearings, enjoy an included half-day morning sightseeing tour featuring Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace with a Local Guide. The sightseeing tour finishes in central London. Then London is yours! Explore the British Museum, visit the City of London’s business district and the Tower of London. Call in at Madame Tussauds or browse through the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. Don’t miss the Changing of the Guard or a River Thames cruise to Greenwich, home of the National Maritime Museum, the

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Eiffel Tower, Paris

Paris Week Memorable Highlights

• Paris View the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées and the Eiffel Tower with your Local Guide. Enjoy a sightseeing cruise on the Seine • Fragonard Perfumery Visit to the Fragonard Perfumery and Museum • Versailles Half-day excursion to Louis XIV’s Palace and Gardens of Versailles

Included Dining

• Buffet breakfast daily

Parisian Cafe

Unbeatable Highlights

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • Your choice of hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host in Paris • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply. Please refer to the price panel • Discount vouchers for leading department stores and shops • Audio Headsets Provided to enhance your included sightseeing experiences Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences.

This trip starts and ends in Paris on a Sunday. Moderate - Code PWEM Departures between 6 Apr - 4 May 11 May - 6 Jul 13 Jul - 24 Aug 31 Aug - 28 Sep 5 Oct - 26 Oct n 2 Nov - 29 Mar Superior - Code PWES Departures between 6 Apr - 4 May 11 May - 29 Jun 6 Jul - 31 Aug 7 Sep - 28 Sep 5 Oct - 26 Oct n 2 Nov - 29 Mar

Day 1 to Day 8 | Seven Nights in France’s glittering Capital Experience seven unforgettable nights in one of Europe’s favourite capitals. Your fantastic journey starts with a sightseeing tour with a Local Guide featuring views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Also included is a cruise on the Seine River and a visit to the Fragonard Perfumery and Museum. Undoubtedly another highlight of your holiday is an included half-day excursion to Louis XIV’s Palace of Versailles, renowned for its stunning interior and spectacular ornamental gardens. This relaxing City Break gives you the opportunity to explore Paris in your own time and at your own pace. You will never tire of the city’s attractions and there is always something new to discover.

Paris is perfect for culture lovers and offers an array of famous museums and galleries including the Musée d’Orsay, the Louvre and the Pompidou centre. Shop in chic boutiques and elegant department stores or simply relax at an outdoor café and watch the world go by. When the sun goes down, the city is still bursting with life. Wander through the Latin Quarter and dine in Bohemian Montmartre. Don’t miss a spectacular cabaret show at the Moulin Rouge or Nouvelle Eve.

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Paris (7) Delos Vaugirard

Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary...

Twin Share 1499 1525 1299 1525 1499 1275

Superior Ref (PWES) Paris (7) Concorde Montparnasse

TRIP NOTES Airport transfers: On arrival to Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport transfers will operate at 8am, 11am and 2pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport at 8am and 11.30am. Please note: Guaranteed Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

You can also make the most of your stay with a selection of optional experiences, including the home and gardens of the Impressionist painter, Claude Monet, at Giverny. A Trafalgar Local Host will be available to advise and organise experiences and activities.

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• London See Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace on your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide • Windsor Visit the royal town of Windsor and the castle • Paris View Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Élysées with your Local Guide. Enjoy spectacular city views from an included ascent to the second level of the Eiffel Tower

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• Buffet breakfast daily

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Unbeatable Highlights

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included • Airport transfers are provided on the last travel day. Conditions apply. Please refer to the price panel. • Your choice of hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • London airport shuttle service available to purchase. Conditions apply, see page 87 for details • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host in London and Paris • Eurostar highspeed train from London to Paris •Audio Headsets Provided in Paris to enhance your included sightseeing experiences Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences.

Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... Day 5 to Day 7 | Paris (3 Nights) Transfer to St. Pancras International Station and board the Eurostar, a highspeed train service, to Gare du Nord. On arrival, you are transferred to your hotel for three nights. The next morning, meet your Local Guide for a sightseeing tour of Paris which includes an ascent to the second level of the Eiffel Tower, a wonderful drive up the Champs Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe and views of Notre Dame Cathedral. Afterwards, you are free to do as you please. There is time to shop in the chic French boutiques or to enjoy a visit to the Palace of Versailles or the Louvre – the choice is yours. This evening, why not take in a spectacular Parisian cabaret? Day 8 | Depart Paris After breakfast, bid your new-found friends ‘au revoir’ as your city break comes to an end. Transfers to Charles De Gaulle airport are available. Conditions apply.

City Breaks

BELGIUM

English Channel

Included Dining

84

North Sea

Eurostar Train

Memorable Highlights

Day 1 to Day 4 | London (4 Nights) Experience London - from the pomp and pageantry of the Royal Horse Guards to the welcoming pubs and bustling markets – this city has it all. Relax after check-in or spend time exploring the sights and sounds of London. Your Local Guide takes you on a morning sightseeing tour including views of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. You will also enjoy a visit to Windsor, with an included visit to the castle and time to shop. The rest of the time is yours to enjoy as you please. Stroll through Hyde Park, have lunch in Covent Garden or explore Camden Markets. Shop in the West End, enjoy a top stage production or take a trip outside of the city to the pretty Cotswolds. Your Local Host will be available to suggest activities or help organise any experiences during your stay.

CODE:

Sightseeing stops

Start

3

PARIS

End

This trip starts in London on Mondays and ends in Paris on Mondays. Moderate - Code LLPM Departures between 7 Apr - 21 Apr 28 Apr 5 May - 14 Jul 21 Jul - 25 Aug 1 Sep - 29 Sep 6 Oct - 27 Oct Superior - Code LLPS Departures between 7 Apr - 14 Apr 21 Apr 28 Apr - 5 May 12 May - 30 Jun 7 Jul - 18 Aug 25 Aug - 27 Oct n 3 Nov - 30 Mar

Twin Share 1999 2025 2099 1985 2125 2099

Single Supplement 760 760 760 660 760 760

Twin Share 2099 2235 2325 2365 2325 2385 1999

Single Supplement 870 930 980 1020 980 1020 870

Moderate: Ref LLPM

Superior: Ref LLPS

London (4): Hilton Olympia Paris (3): Novotel Vaugirard

London (4): The Cumberland Paris (3): Concorde Montparnasse

n  Winter

Departures (WLLP): Please note, these departures are subject to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in May 2014. TRIP NOTES Airport transfers: Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport at 8am. Please note: Guaranteed Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87. All prices are per person, twin share.

Exciting Family Itinerary REF: FLPS - Magic & Make Believe. For an exciting family version of this itinerary with fun family activities & inclusions please see our 2014 Family Experiences brochure or www.trafalgar.com KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

London, Paris & Rome

days

102299

10 days – 4 Countries From:

A$2299 (per person twin share)

CODE:

LPRM/S

A$

Roman Forum, Rome

London, Paris & Rome

WALES

ENGLAND North Sea

3

LONDON

THE NETHERLANDS

GERMANY

BELGIUM

CZECH REPUBLIC

LUXEMBOURG

Eurostar Train

3

PARIS

Memorable Highlights

• London See Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace on your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide • Paris View Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées and the Louvre with your Local Guide. Enjoy spectacular city views from an included ascent to the second level of the Eiffel Tower. • Rome Sightseeing tour with your Local Guide includes views of the ancient Roman Forum, Colosseum and Circus Maximus. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and see Michelangelo’s Pieta

FRANCE

SLOVENIA

Start

CORSICA

3

ROME

• Buffet breakfast daily

Overnight stays Picture Caption

Unbeatable Highlights

This trip starts in London on Tuesdays and ends in Rome on Thursdays. Moderate - Code LPRM

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included • Airport transfers are provided on the last travel day. Conditions apply. Please refer to price panel. • Your choice of hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Eurostar high-speed train from London to Paris • Flight from Paris to Rome • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host in London, Paris and Rome • London airport shuttle service available to purchase. Conditions apply, see page 87 for details • Audio Headsets Provided in Paris and Rome to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences.

Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... Day 1 to Day 3 — London (3 Nights) After check-in to your hotel, the rest of your day is free. Your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour including views of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. The rest of your time in London is yours to do as you wish! Choose from any number of world-class museums and galleries. Walk in famous parks such as Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Mix with the famous and infamous at Madame Tussauds. Watch top stage productions at any one of London’s forty-plus West End theatres. The choice is yours! Day 4 to Day 6 — Paris (3 Nights) Take the Eurostar high-speed train from London’s St. Pancras International station to Gare du Nord in Paris. The following day, your Local Guide brings the city to life during your sightseeing tour, which includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the ascent of the Eiffel Tower to the second level. Later, you might like to dine at a restaurant on the Left Bank and perhaps round off the evening with a spectacular Parisian cabaret.

Day 7 — Flight From Paris to Rome (3 Nights) This morning, transfer to the airport for a short flight to Rome, the Eternal City. Check-in to your hotel, then spend the rest of the day relaxing or strolling through the ancient streets and soak up the unique ambience! Day 8 to Day 9 — Rome Sightseeing Experience the delights of two full days in this exciting city. Your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour on the first morning, which includes views of the Forum, Colosseum and the Circus Maximus, where chariot races were staged in ancient Rome. The spectacle continues with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. Afterwards, Rome is yours to discover. Admire Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museums, and shop for the latest fashions on the elegant Via Condotti. In the evenings, Rome’s many restaurants offer all manner of mouthwatering specialities for you to try!

Sightseeing stops

CROATIA

ITALY

Mediterranean Sea

SPAIN

Included Dining

AUSTRIA

SWITZERLAND

Departures between 1 Apr - 29 Apr 6 May - 15 Jul 22 Jul - 26 Aug 2 Sep - 30 Sep 7 Oct - 28 Oct Superior - Code LPRS Departures between 1 Apr - 15 Apr 22 Apr 29 Apr - 6 May 13 May - 24 Jun 1 Jul - 19 Aug 26 Aug - 30 Sep 7 Oct - 28 Oct n 4 Nov - 24 Mar

Moderate: Ref LPRM London (3): Hilton Olympia Paris (3): Novotel Vaugirard Rome (3): Ergife Palace

End

Twin Share 2599 2675 2575 2699 2675

Single Supplement 880 880 770 880 880

Twin Share 2825 2950 3025 3065 2965 3095 3065 2299

Single Supplement 1020 1080 1100 1140 1070 1140 1140 1199

Superior: Ref LPRS London (3): The Cumberland Paris (3): Concorde Montparnasse Rome (3): Atahotel Villa Pamphili

n  Winter Departures (WLPR): Please note, these departures are subject to change

in price, discount and hotel. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in   May 2014.

TRIP NOTES Airport transfers: Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Please note: Guaranteed Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip. Air: The above prices include internal airfares and are accurate as of July 2013. For up-to-date pricing, please visit our website. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87. All prices are per person, twin share. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

Day 10 — Depart Rome After breakfast say ‘arrivederci Roma’. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport for your return flight home. Conditions apply.

City Breaks

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Demidoff, Florence, Italy

A taster of our hotels This is just a taster of the hotels where you might stay during your Trafalgar holiday. For full details, please see the hotels listed on the daily itineraries.

Bewleys, Leeds, UK

Forte Charme, Riva del Garda, Italy

Mercure SĂŠte, Balaruc Les Bains, France

Altis Park, Lisbon, Portugal

Hotel Novotel, Warsaw, Poland

Grand Hotel Moon Valley, Naples, Italy

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Extra nights & airport transfers We offer exclusive discounted rates (below) to help you extend your stay at the hotel where your holiday starts or ends. Ask your travel agent to make the reservation when you book your Trafalgar holiday – you’ll find the hotel details on your holiday’s itinerary page. And we’ve added airport transfer information below, to make planning even easier. Trafalgar’s London hotels

A$ prices per person per night. Hilton Olympia Low: 18/02/14-30/04/14 High: 01/05/14-22/01/15. Ibis Earls Court: Low: 28/03/14-30/04/14, 01/11/1430/04/15, High: 01/05/14-31/10/14. Hotel

Single Room

Twin Room

Triple Room

Low

High

Low

High

Low

Hilton Olympia

212

237

148

173

N/A

N/A

Ibis Earls Court

189

222

123

142

N/A

N/A

-

267

-

173

-

171

Jurys Inn Islington

High

What the price includes • Accommodation in twin-bedded room with bathroom/shower • Hot buffet breakfast daily • All hotel taxes and service charges Conditions: Extra hotel nights are based on availability at the time of booking. Trafalgar will endeavour to reserve accommodation in the hotel where your itinerary begins, subject to room availability. Triple rooms will often feature one foldaway bed plus one double bed. Three adults may find these rooms small and suitcase space slightly restricted. They are generally more suitable for two adults and one child.

Departure from London

Departure from London: In London all coach holidays depart from Trafalgar’s London Reception Centre. Pick-ups on the morning of departure for Londonstarting holidays are only included from the suggested London hotel (see itinerary page for details) and if accommodation has been reserved through Trafalgar at this hotel. Guests staying in other hotels are required to make their way to our London Reception Centre on the departure morning. Please also remember to reconfirm your departure morning information by contacting our London Reception Centre at +44 (0)20 7620 8900 or email us at: london.24x7@travcorpuk.com

Trafalgar’s European hotels City

Hotel A$ per person per night

Single

Twin

Amsterdam

Ibis Amsterdam Airport*

164

110

Amsterdam

Steigenberger Airport

196

127

Athens

Metropolitan

245

153

Barcelona

Alberta

182

118

Barcelona

Hesperia Sant Just*

160

105

Berlin

Park Plaza Prenzlauer Berg

157

108

Copenhagen

Bella Sky Comwell

215

129

Dublin

Jurys Inn Parnell Street

178

117

Frankfurt

Mercure Frankfurt Neu Isenburg

132

91

Madrid

Confortel Alcala Norte*

161

105

Madrid

NH Ribera De Manzanares

166

104

Madrid

Rafael Orense

164

104

Madrid

Santos Agumar

174

107

Milan

Milton

164

117

Munich

Holiday Inn Munich South*

149

102

Paris

Courtyard Marriott Arcueil* **

300

167

Paris

Delos Vaugirard

225

160 168

Paris

Ibis Styles Bercy* **

295

Paris

Mercure La Defense 5* **

234

142

Paris

Novotel Vaugirard* **

377

209

Rome

Barcelo Aran Park

200

141

Rome

Club House Roma

187

139 147

Rome

Ergife Palace

206

Rome

OP Hotel

206

147

Rome

Pinewood

223

149

Rome

Raganelli

206

147

Varese

Capolago

155

102

189

137

Venice Mestre Antony *Seasonal supplements apply. **Certain days of the week attract a supplement.

Transfers are not included in these offers but Trafalgar can provide airport/hotel transfers. Please ask for transfer prices at the time of booking your extra night accommodation.

Free transfers in Europe, Asia and Middle East

Trafalgar bonus: All Trafalgar guests receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttlebus in many European gateway cities, except London on the arrival and departure day of their holiday at the times specified on the individual itinerary pages. Any guests whose flight times do not coincide with the shuttle bus transfer timings may choose to book and purchase a transfer. Additionally, guests arriving before or leaving after the scheduled holiday may also book and buy a transfer through Trafalgar providing they also purchase the additional pre and post trip hotel night/s from Trafalgar. A Trafalgar bonus in the Eastern Mediterranean, Asia and Middle East regions: Trafalgar is pleased to offer complimentary airport transfers at any time either on the first and last day of the trip or on other days in conjunction with pre and post trip accommodation booked through Trafalgar. Flight information must be provided to Trafalgar no later than 21 days prior to departure from Australia to book these transfers. Gateway airport

Inbound

Outbound

Abu Dhabi Athens Barcelona Berlin Copenhagen Dubai Dublin Frankfurt (Main) Madrid Milan (Malpensa) Munich Paris (Charles de Gaulle) Rome (Fiumicino) Singapore Venice

Any time, any day Any time, any day 09:30, 12:00 & 14:30 N/A 09:00, 12:00 & 15.30 Any time, any day 08:30, 11:00 & 13.00 09:30, 12:00 & 14:30 10:30, 13:00 & 15.30 09:00, 12:30 & 15:30 10:00 & 13:00 08:00, 11:00 & 14.00 09:30, 12:30 & 15.30 Any time, any day N/A

Any time, any day Any time, any day 08:00 08:00 & 10:00 N/A Any time, any day 07:30, 09:30 & 11:30 08:00 & 10:00 08:30 & 11:00 07:30, 10:30 09:30 08:00 & 11:30 07:00 & 09:30 Any time, any day 08:00 & 09:30

The times above apply only on the published arrival and departure dates of the itinerary chosen, and are the times when the transfer leaves from, or arrives at the airport. Transfers are provided on a group basis and, regrettably, there will be no refund for missed or unused transfers as a result of flight delays or missed flight connections.

Transfers to & from London Heathrow direct to your London hotel

Transfers can be expensive, particularly between the airport and your London hotel. Trafalgar has special group transfer rates from London’s Heathrow Airport* to the door of your Trafalgar London hotel: A$42 per person per single trip from/to Heathrow Airport

Transfer Terms & Conditions Airport transfer terms and conditions

1. For included and chargeable transfers: You or your Travel Agent must provide detailed flight information to Trafalgar at the time of booking or at the very latest no fewer than 21 days prior to departure. Once transfers are booked they cannot be changed. 2. For London arrivals, you must stay at the suggested London hotel booked by Trafalgar on the night of your arrival and the night prior to your departure date. 3. Trafalgar only includes one inbound and one outbound transfer. 4. In the event of flight delays outside of Trafalgar’s control, the transfers will be deemed to be cancelled. 5. All transfers are based on group transfers. No refund is therefore available for missed transfers, or guests not using this service. 6. In the event of unforeseen events (such as road or rail works, strikes or demonstrations), Trafalgar will not be responsible for delayed or cancelled transfers. *Heathrow Airport: Guests will be picked up and dropped off in time to meet all flights booked to/from London’s Heathrow Airport. Gatwick Airport: For guests flying into London’s Gatwick Airport, Trafalgar recommends the Gatwick Express. For details visit the Gatwick Express website at: www.gatwickexpress.com

For further information visit www.trafalgar.com/CostSaver

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London Reception Centre

Trafalgar’s London Reception Centre At your service Our London Reception Centre is your point of contact for all holidays that start in London. Drop in and take advantage of our services and facilities: • Local Hosts – our knowledgeable Hosts will help you with any holiday query • Booking service for London sightseeing and attractions – save time with priority entry to the city’s famous attractions (where applicable) • Free Internet access • Currency Pack – packs with enough currency to get you started in each country of your trip are available to buy from your Travel Director at the Reception Centre on the morning you depart for Europe

Summer opening hours (April 9 - October 24, 2014) Sunday to Thursday 5am-7pm Friday & Saturday 5am-8pm Winter opening hours (October 25, 2014 - April 8, 2015) Monday to Friday 7am-7pm Contact details: 79 York Road, London SE1 7NJ Tel: +44 (0) 207 620 8900 General email: London.24x7@travcorpuk.com City Breaks email: City.Breaks@travcorpuk.com

Hospitality Service Our Local Hosts also visit your hotel daily, if your accommodation has been booked through Trafalgar – check the hotel noticeboard or ask the concierge for visiting hours. Your Host will provide departure information, help you book London sightseeing trips and tickets and assist you in any way they can.

Our commitment to sustainable tourism 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 54,000* 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. When you travel with us, you’re also reducing your carbon footprint. Coach travel is proven to emit less carbon or greenhouse gas per person than travelling by car^.

Method of travel

Kilograms of CO2 per passenger kilometre

Car

0.19350 Kgs

Train

0.05501 Kgs

Flight

0.09429 Kgs

Coach

0.0281 Kgs *Calculations based on data from the Environmental Defense Network ^Source: DEFRA (2013 figures) www.defra.gov.uk

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Lake District, England

London, England

Things to know before you go Passports & Visas

Each guest is responsible for having a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the conclusion of their trip and all necessary visas and permits. Multiple-entry visas may be required as you will enter a country more than once on some of our holidays. Each guest must comply with entry, health and other requirements of the countries visited. Contact your Travel Agent, airline or relevant government authorities to obtain the necessary travel information. You will also find information about visa requirements at www.trafalgar.com (go to ‘FAQs’). The Operators and/or their employees and their agents are not responsible for passport, visa, entry, health and other requirements of the countries visited, or for any loss sustained by you for failing to comply with laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of countries visited.

Travel documents

You will receive your travel documents and literature with your Trafalgar document wallet about 21 days before your departure.

Know before you go guides

We have created country-by-country guides packed with handy travel tips and advice – download at www.trafalgar.com (go to ‘Pre-Trip’ in the top menu bar).

Brochure terminology

Here is a description of some of the specific terms used in the itinerary pages of this brochure:

Group holidays Customised group holidays

If you are travelling in a group of 20 or more, let Trafalgar customise your holiday. We can either tailor one of our existing, award-winning itineraries for your group (group discounts are available, conditions apply), or design an itinerary from scratch. Our team has the experience and insider connections to negotiate great deals with hotels, restaurants, airlines and local experts. Tell us where you wish to travel, your special interests, the standard of hotel you prefer and the type of meals and experiences you wish to include and we’ll create a great-value itinerary ideally suited to your pace and needs. Contact your Travel Agent who’ll work with our dedicated Groups Team to plan your next holiday.

Regular group holidays

Make a group booking for friends or club members on one of our regular brochure holidays and get great savings. If 9 or more people travel together, Trafalgar offers various discount deals based on the number of people in the group. A group allocation means fixed prices and assured seats. Restrictions apply - see page 14-15.

Visit – In-depth sightseeing with a Local Guide or Travel Director; includes fast track entry (where applicable). View – A brief stop to take in the sight and capture photos. See – See the sight while driving by on the coach.

For further information visit www.trafalgar.com/CostSaver

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Don’t leave home without... Express Check-In The ultimate hassle-free holiday experience

Trafalgar’s gold seal additional protection

Please register as soon as possible after making your booking

Most guided holiday companies are interested in their guests only after they reach their destination. But with Trafalgar, you get a great deal even before you leave home with our Gold Seal Additional Protection plan for only A$99 per person (payable at the time of booking). Gold Seal Additional Protection includes:

Our commitment to provide you with the best travel experience starts with our Express Check-In process. It will take you less than 10 minutes to complete but delivers these great benefits: • Understanding your individual needs and preferences helps us to better tailor your trip

Coverage for cancellation and return flight security only A$99 per person

Pre-paid cancellation option

• You’ll receive helpful information, tips and exclusive savings on travel related goods and services

Your deposit and/or payment to Trafalgar will be refunded should you cancel your guided holiday for any reason prior to departure from Australia. This cancellation option covers the land arrangements* made by Trafalgar only. The Cancellation Option Fee is not refundable for any reason.

• We can quickly locate you/your nominated contact in the unlikely event of an emergency

On your holiday

• You can meet fellow travellers before you depart via our online communities

• You will save time with no paperwork on holiday and streamlined hotel check-ins Please complete Express Check-In as soon as possible after making your booking via our secure website. You will need your booking reference number, passport details for everyone on your booking, travel insurance details and the emergency contact details of your nominated person. All your details are kept secure and we will not share your information with third parties.

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1. Go to www.trafalgar.com/aus/express 2. Enter your Booking No. and Last Name 3. Answer all questions and click ‘submit’

Should you or your travel companion leave at any time during the guided holiday for personal sickness reasons or be required to return to Australia due to injury, illness or death, you and your companion will be refunded A$40 per person per day for the unused portion of the itinerary (note that in some cases hotels require a one-night cancellation fee). A doctor’s certificate is required.

Return flight security If you or a member of your direct family in Australia should fall sick** while you are on your Trafalgar holiday, we will take care of the additional cost of tickets for your earlier or later return home in the same booking class of air travel on the first available flight, provided you hold round-trip tickets on Trafalgar’s recommended airline(s) booked through Trafalgar from Australia. Please note that travel agent fees and cancellation fees may apply. * Excludes airline deals and itineraries with cruise and rail components. ** Medical certificates as proof of all illness claims must be supplied.

Booking Conditions & other important information Large print version is available at: www.trafalgar.com PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION FEES SUMMARY INFORMATION

LAND ONLY GUIDED HOLIDAYS Deposit Required $200 Final Payment 45 days No. of days: 45 days and over 45 - 22 days 21 - 8 days 7 - 1 days Day of departure / No Show

Penalty Deposit 25% 30% 50% 100%

YOUR GUIDED HOLIDAY BOOKING Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd is the ‘Sales Company’; Trafalgar Tours Limited is the ‘Operator’; collectively these companies are referred to as ‘Trafalgar’. Your agreement is with Trafalgar and a contract is formed when you make a reservation with us that we accept. The invalidity of any provisions herein shall not affect the validity of any other provisions agreement shall be construed as though the invalid provision was not contained herein and was replaced with an enforceable provision as similar as possible to the original provision. Disclaimer Travel is personal and each individual’s goals and experiences may differ. Trafalgar will not be bound by, or liable for, any description, representation or warranty made by any independent third party sales representative, Travel Agent, or other person or entity relating to any holiday offered by Trafalgar. Departure Date The departure date is the date indicated on the Trafalgar confirmation.

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GUIDED HOLIDAYS WITH LOUIS CRUISES OR STOPOVER IN SINGAPORE, DUBAI OR ABU DHABI Deposit Required $200 Final Payment 45 days No. of days: 45 days and over 45 - 22 days 21 - 8 days Less than 7 days Day of departure / No Show

Penalty Deposit 25% 50% 100% 100%

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE GUIDED HOLIDAY PRICE Inter-city Travel By private motorcoach, trains and ferries (see itineraries). Air Transportation Not included unless otherwise indicated in the price panel. Guided Holiday By air-conditioned luxury motorcoaches. Please note that on some Regional holidays and London sightseeing, motorcoaches without toilet facilities are used. In the Middle East and Morocco, air-conditioned motorcoaches without toilet facilities are used. If due to circumstances beyond our control coaches are used otherwise than as advertised, a refund of A$10 per person will be made. Hotel Accommodation Prices are per person, based on two persons sharing a two-bed room with private bath or shower. Triple rooms may be available on selected holidays in limited numbers. Triple rooms will often feature one foldaway bed plus one double bed. Three adults may find these rooms small and suitcase space slightly restricted. They are generally more suitable for two adults and one child.

Every effort has been made to reserve two-bed rooms; however, on some occasions, rooms with one bed may be the only choice available. These rooms will be allocated to single travellers and couples first; other rooms may feature a single bed and rollaway bed, murphy bed or sleeper sofa. A limited number of twin-shared rooms are available with our Guaranteed Room Share service. Special room requests (smoking/ non-smoking, adjacent, connecting or lower-floor rooms, as examples) must be made at time of booking. Special room requests are not guaranteed and are based on availability at time of check-in. Many hotels are 100% smoke-free, including guest rooms, restaurants, lounges, meeting rooms, public spaces, and employee work areas. Smoking in a non-smoking room may result in a fine. Substitute hotels may be used sometimes. We try to use hotels of similar standard. Hotel Frequent Traveller program points are not earned with hotels on Trafalgar holidays. Cruises Per person prices are based on two persons sharing a cabin with two berths, private shower and toilet. A limited number of single cabins are available at an extra cost. Free Wi-Fi Internet Service Complimentary Wi-Fi service is available in many Trafalgar hotel guestrooms. When such a service is not available complimentary Wi-Fi will be available in the public areas of most hotels. In most countries complimentary Wi-Fi is also provided on-board the coaches. The Wi-Fi on the coaches uses the mobile phone network and as a result the connection will be slower than standard broadband and at times may not be available. In some countries and regions this service will not be available. Please note that it is not available on City Breaks or when the main Trafalgar coach is not being used, such as on transfer coaches and other local coach services. For further information please refer to the Trafalgar website. Travel Director Guided holidays are conducted in English by a professional Travel Director. On City Breaks there may be a Local Host instead of a Travel Director. In the unlikely event that there are fifteen guests or less

travelling on a departure, Trafalgar reserves the right to operate this departure on an individual basis with private transfers and individual arrangements. Please refer to the individual guided holiday. Pre or post itinerary extensions are operated on a locally hosted basis using regular English-speaking local guide services. Meals Meals are included as detailed on itineraries. Sightseeing Excursions, entrance fees and Englishspeaking guide (when required) are included as detailed in the itinerary pages. Transfers Between airports, hotels, railway stations and piers are included as indicated on each guided holiday itinerary. Transfers in London will only be included provided guests have booked a land and air package with Trafalgar (please see ’Airport Transfers’ section for further details). There will be no refund for missed or unused airport transfers. Porterage Baggage handling of one suitcase per person, at each guided holiday hotel and porter service at airports, hotels, railway stations and piers are included as indicated on each guided holiday itinerary. Due to limited coach capacity, a single bag is allowed with dimensions not exceeding 30”x18”x10” (76x46x25cm) and weight not exceeding 50 lbs (23kg). Airlines may impose stricter weight and size limits for luggage and may also charge fees for checked baggage, including the first checked bag. Please check with your airline(s) directly for their most current baggage regulations and related fees. Trafalgar is not responsible for additional fees imposed by air carriers regarding baggage. US$6 or local currency equivalent per travelling day will be collected by the Travel Director if a second piece of baggage is permitted to be carried, or if suitcase exceeds weight or size limits. This is not assurance that luggage in excess of limits on size, weight and number of pieces will be permitted on the coach. Carry-on/hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12”x11”x6” (30x28x14 cm) to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead compartment. Carry-on/hand luggage handling is the

responsibility of each guest and must be taken on and off the motorcoach by you each day of the guided holiday. Carry-ons with telescopic handles and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments or under seats and, therefore, cannot be accepted as carry-on luggage. Trafalgar and Trafalgar’s affiliated entities shall not be liable for loss or damage to baggage or any guest’s belongings. Guests should immediately report lost items to the Travel Director who will assist in completing a lost property form that can be used for an insurance claim. Trafalgar cannot assist in locating lost items after the guest disembarks or completes the Trafalgar holiday. Tips/Gratuities Tips/gratuities are included for services on guided holiday provided by dining-room waiters, chambermaids and porters at hotels, airports and docks. Optional Prepaid Gratuities If you have prepaid your gratuities to your Travel Director & Driver, this will be detailed within your holiday vouchers and holiday documentation. Please note that prepaid gratuities cover only the land portion of your holiday itinerary. We offer this option on the majority of our holiday itineraries. Please check the holiday price panels for the applicable holidays where this option is available. NOT INCLUDED IN GUIDED HOLIDAY PRICE International airfares to and from your destination, air-related taxes and fees, any additional fees charged by the airline such as checked and/or excess baggage (visit www.trafalgar.com/baggage), seat selections, and/ or any services; passport and visa fees; insurances of all kinds; laundry; phone calls; beverages; meals not detailed in the itinerary; when not prepaid discretionary tips/gratuities to Travel Directors; motorcoach drivers and local city guides; items of a personal nature; excess baggage; optional excursions etc. The guided holiday price also does not cover costs and expenses such as the return to your home if you leave the guided holiday at your own volition, due to illness, or as a consequence of official action by the government of any country

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any change incurs a $35 service fee per person PLUS any additional change/cancellation fee imposed by the Airline. Some airfares including published fares booked by Trafalgar are non-changeable and non-refundable. RESERVATIONS & PAYMENTS • Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements Your guided holiday will be confirmed by Trafalgar after that you or your party has made outside Trafalgar and receipt of a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit which are affected by our cancellations. as detailed in the summary table. We reserve the right If the reason for your cancellation is covered under your to refuse a booking without giving any reason and shall insurance, you may be able to reclaim these charges from in that event return any deposit received. The deposit forms part of your final payment. If not received within 7 your insurer. You or your Travel Agent are responsible to calendar days of booking, the reservation will automatically make the claim to your insurer. be cancelled. On certain departures, deposits may be Illness or Absence Early departure expenses are the required at time of booking to hold seats. guest’s responsibility. There is no refund for absence or early departure from a guided holiday, including but not Air-inclusive bookings may require an additional nonlimited to missed hotels, transfers, meals or sightseeing. refundable deposit or payment in full at the time of Trafalgar urges you to purchase travel insurance to cover booking, see Air Arrangements section below. such circumstances. Trafalgar makes no representation or • Final payment for your land reservation will be due guarantees concerning reimbursement, scope of coverage, prior to departure no later than as detailed in the or other aspects of any travel insurance policy or claim. summary table. • Payment in full will be required at time of booking for AIR ARRANGEMENTS reservations made less than 45 days prior to departure date. • Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel the reservation Reservations/Ticketing If an air reservation is made by and impose cancellation charges if any payment is not Trafalgar payment in full is required for your airfare at the received within the above specified periods. Trafalgar time of booking your flights in relation to your Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost land and air reservations. holiday to get you to the starting point of your holiday • Any special meal requirements must be provided at and from the ending point of your holiday. On receipt time of booking and are received on a REQUEST basis of full air payment your airfare, taxes and fuel surcharges only. Trafalgar cannot assure special meal requests will are final. This will be regardless of future price fluctuations be fulfilled. Trafalgar does not assume responsibility or up or down. liability if guest’s special meal requests are not fulfilled. When booking a guided holiday including flights, you will • Your Travel Agent shall hold all monies for each and be required, at the time of booking, to provide us the full every person named in the booking until the booking name as detailed on the passport or government-issued is confirmed. When confirmed, your Travel Agent shall ID for domestic travel, passport number, date and place provide those monies promptly to us. You consent to us of issue for each guest. depositing monies received by us as required by law. We Changes to flight itineraries and name changes may result will be entitled to keep interest earned on monies. You in penalties charged by the airline. These are the guest’s consent that all monies paid to us whether through your responsibility. Travel Agent, by deposit or otherwise, may be disbursed Airlines (and other travel providers including Trafalgar) by us as and when we see fit. change prices and routes from time to time. All airfares Early Payment Discounts Discounts are applied at the and routings are subject to change at any time until full time of booking and apply to the LAND-only portion of payment is received and air tickets are issued. holidays featuring the “Early Payment Discount” in the Air Cancellation Airlines may impose penalties up to price panel, and require full payment by the applicable 100% of the air ticket value. discount deadline dates (see Great Savings section), but Airline Availability Seats are limited in our contracted no later than 45 days prior to departure for land-only class of service and may not be available on every flight. holidays.  If full payment is not received by the correct Trafalgar does not hold block space on any airline and date - as stated on the invoice - the discount will be does not assure seat availability for every single guided removed and the booking will be re-priced. These holiday departure date. discounts are not valid on all itineraries or departure Airline Seating Not all airlines offer pre-assigned seats. dates; do not apply to optional extensions, airfares, Some may charge for pre-assigned seats. Any additional government taxes and fees, air flight supplements, extra charge imposed by airlines will be at guests’ expense. nights’ accommodation, transfers and any cruise portion Where pre-assigned seats are not offered or different seats of a holiday. Full cancellation penalties apply. This offer are desired, guests must contact airline(s) direct to arrange is subject to availability, applies to new bookings only seating assignments. Seating is solely under the airline’s and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. control, as are itinerary changes due to flight delays and Travel Documents Travel documents will be sent to schedule changes. Trafalgar reserves the right to offer you approximately 21 days prior to the guided holiday alternative schedules for itineraries affected by airline departure date (provided full payment has been received schedule changes and equipment. Flight delays, flight on time). If final payment is not received when due, cancellation and schedule changes are the responsibility costs to courier documents will be the responsibility of the airline. Trafalgar will not be responsible or liable for of the Travel Agent. If you are leaving home earlier, such delays or rescheduling. please ask your Travel Agent to request your travel Price Changes Airlines and other travel providers documents well in advance. Please also make sure that (including Trafalgar) change pricing, and itineraries from you provide your Travel Agent with the flight details that time to time. Prior to your booking and paying for travel, are booked independently no less than 21 days prior to all prices and itineraries in this brochure are subject to flight departure date. change at any time. Passports & Visas All guests including children must Guest Changes Changes to flight itineraries and name be in possession of a machine-readable passport and changes may result in penalties charged by the airline. applicable visas. Please refer to ’Things To Know Before These are the guest responsibility. You Go’ section. Airline Special Requests Seat assignment and special Your Travel Agent will advise you as to information and meal requests can be requested at time of booking. travel documents (such as passports, visas, affidavits, Trafalgar does not assure the request will be granted. etc.) that will be needed for each person for whom travel Frequent Flyer miles can be accrued on most air carriers. services are being booked. Trafalgar bears no responsibility Upgrades using mileage is not permitted. Many airlines do for such information. not automatically add frequent flyer numbers to records for flights booked and ticketed by Trafalgar. It is therefore BOOKING CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS the guest responsibility to request frequent flyer credit & REFUNDS from the airline. Trafalgar shall not be responsible for Booking Changes A fee of $35 or more per person, per matters concerning frequent flyer miles. change and any further cost we incur, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS booking is confirmed unless the change increases the Guided Holiday Prices Are based on costs, charges, price of the booking. Costs and charges may increase the tariffs, rates, prices, taxes, levies, exchange rates and other closer to the departure date that changes are made, so considerations as of the production date of this brochure you should contact us as soon as possible. We will try to (see back cover). All are subject to change. No surcharges make your requested change but it may not be possible. regarding cost or currency fluctuations will be made to the A change of guided holiday date or itinerary within 45 LAND only price once the deposit is received. However, days of departure date will be treated as a cancellation. airport taxes, fuel surcharges and taxes, charges and levies Cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to imposed by an government or agencies may be passed on an earlier departure date and the guided holiday price is at any time, even after the deposit is received or holiday equivalent or greater, in which case a $35 (or more) per paid for. No refund will be made on account of reduction person amendment fee will be charged. of any of the above. If the total guided holiday price Name changes or corrections will be treated as a increases by more than 10%, guests will have the option cancellation. Cancellation fees may apply. to cancel the guided holiday within 7 days of notification Cancellations and Cancellation Fees:Travel of the surcharge without penalty. All prices are in Australian arrangements for any member of the party may be Dollars unless specified. cancelled at any time by written notice by the person who Other Fees and Taxes Taxes and fees are subject to made the booking. Please note the following: change without notice and will be confirmed at time • If notice of cancellation is received by Trafalgar more of booking. Any additional fees charged by the airlines than 45 days prior to the guided holiday departure date, such as baggage handling, seat selections, and/or any other services are the sole responsibility of the guest(s). deposit will be retained. • If full payment is not received 45 days prior to departure Additional air-related restrictions apply. date, Trafalgar has the right to cancel your reservation. Guided Holiday Participation On all guided holidays children under 5 years of age are not eligible to travel. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost reservations. • Notice of cancellation must be made in writing directly to Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied Trafalgar or through your Travel Agent. Please also refer by an adult, who will be responsible for their welfare and supervision. Trafalgar seeks to provide a safe, enjoyable to Trafalgar Gold Seal Additional Protection. The charges detailed in the summary table (includes and memorable travel experience for all guests. Trafalgar GST), representing costs incurred by Trafalgar in cancelling welcomes guests with special needs or disabilities. Please your travel arrangements, will apply when notice of note the following: cancellation for Guided Holiday is given after the booking • Guests must advise Trafalgar, in advance, as early is confirmed. Please also refer to Trafalgar’s Gold Seal as possible, of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodating. Trafalgar will Additional Protection. • If a guest fails to join the guided holiday on the day make reasonable modifications to its policies, practices of departure, cancellation fees will be 100% (unless and procedures when necessary, unless doing so will the guest notifies us of the delay and joins the guided fundamentally alter the nature of the services provided. • Guests must ensure they are medically and physically holiday later at their own expense). • Cancellation fees apply to additional accommodation able to travel. and/or chargeable transfers prior to and after the guided • Trafalgar may impose safety requirements. Trafalgar holiday or cruise reserved through Trafalgar and are may exclude an individual from participating in a guided additional to any cancellation fees or other charges that holiday or an activity if the individual’s participation poses a direct threat to health or safety of others that cannot may be levied by your Travel Agent • Additional hotel accommodation cancelled within 14 be eliminated by a reasonable modification of policies, days of booked date will incur a 100% cancellation fee. practices or procedures or by the provision of auxiliary For cancellation outside 14 days before the booked date aids and services. This decision to exclude an individual will be based on an individualized assessment based the following fees will be charged: on reasonable judgment that relies on current medical Over 45 days $35 per person evidence or on the best available objective evidence 45-22 days 25% of price for the accommodation to determine the nature, duration and severity of the and/or chargeable transfers risk, the probability that potential injury will occur and 21-15 days 30% of price for the accommodation whether reasonable modifications of policies, practices and/or chargeable transfers or procedures will mitigate the risk. • Travel Agent fees and cancellation charges may also apply. • Trafalgar does not provide personal devices (such as • Airline Flights/Tickets: After deposit has been received, wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or

services of a personal nature (such as eating, toileting or dressing). A traveller who requires services of a personal nature (eating, toileting or dressing, as examples) should consider bringing a companion to provide such assistance and must understand that other travellers, Travel Directors and Trafalgar Staff will not be available for such purpose. • Regrettably, motorized scooters are not allowed on guided holidays. Trafalgar does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention must be sought at a local facility, if available, at the guest’s expense. Trafalgar is not responsible or liable for losses or costs incurred due to unavailability of medical services, or medical services obtained while on holiday, or for the quality of the care or services received. Some guided holidays include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the guided holiday, Trafalgar may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities which Trafalgar does not control. Trafalgar cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for guests travelling on international guided holidays. Many Optional Excursions are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Trafalgar. These are not part of the package holiday provided by us. Your contract will be with the operator of the excursion. We are not responsible for providing of the excursion, or anything that happens during the excursion. Some excursions involve outdoor activities and/or can be physically demanding. You must make your own decisions about excursions and participate only in activities that suit your physical ability. We recommend you check whether any insurance you have also includes your participation in adventure activities you may undertake. Trafalgar may, in its sole discretion, decline booking any guest or remove any guest who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Trafalgar’s terms and conditions. Behaviour We are here to provide the best services possible but in doing so we will not tolerate abusive or aggressive behaviour from our Guests. We will refuse to deal with and may terminate the holiday of people who assault Trafalgar Representatives or who continue to be verbally abusive or aggressive when asked to behave reasonably. When you make a booking, you accept responsibility for the proper conduct of all members of your party during your stay. We reserve the right at any time to terminate the travel arrangements and/or cease to deal with any party member(s) whose behaviour, in the reasonable opinion of us or our suppliers, may cause danger, upset, disruption or distress to anyone else or damage to property. Full cancellation charges will apply and no refund will be made. We shall have no obligation to pay compensation or meet any costs or expenses (including but not limited to alternative accommodation and return transportation arrangements) guest may incur as a result of the travel arrangements being terminated. If you damage the accommodation in which you are staying or any property, you must reimburse the accommodation provider or property owner concerned for the cost of the damage before the end of your stay if the cost has been established by then or as soon as it has been established if later. You must indemnify us for the full amount of any claim (also including legal costs) made against us. Criminal proceedings may be instigated. Trafalgar is not responsible for any costs incurred concerning a guest removed from a guided holiday or aircraft, ship or train. Guests agree not to hold Trafalgar or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms and conditions. Young Traveller Discount The Young Traveller must be under age 18 on the holiday departure date, and must be accompanied by an adult, sharing a twin room. The Young Traveller must be the specified age at the start of travel to be eligible for the discount. Only one Young Traveller discount per room. This discount cannot be combined with our Travel With Family and Friends Discount. Please see our ’Sensational Savings’ pages for details. Itinerary Variations Trafalgar strives to improve guided holiday itineraries, services and features. If improvements can be made, or if circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods multiple departures may operate, sometimes in reverse order; hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages. On guided holidays which include cruises, the ship may be changed for operational reasons. Departures in early and late season are potentially operated in cool weather conditions. As a result, itinerary variations may occur. Certain activities may not be precisely as described or may not be available due to seasonality or weather conditions. We try to notify you or your Travel Agent of changes. If your enjoyment may be diminished by such limitations, please check with us or your Travel Agent before making a reservation. Trafalgar’s ‘Be My Guest’ experiences are unique and take place in singular exclusive locations. In the unlikely event that our local hosts are unable to welcome Trafalgar guests, Trafalgar will attempt to find an alternate experience or a highlight meal will be provided in place of the ‘Be My Guest’ experience. Holidays & Changes During local or national holidays, certain facilities such as museums, sightseeing trips and shopping may be limited or unavailable. In such instances itinerary changes are made by Trafalgar seeking to reduce inconvenience to guests. Such changes are deemed not to be a major change to the itinerary, and no compensation will be payable to guests. Holidays, closing days and other circumstances may necessitate a change of the day of the week for scheduled highlight dinners, sightseeing or other activities. If, you feel your enjoyment might be diminished by any of these circumstances please check with the respective national tourist office before selecting a specific departure date. Extended stays If you arranged with us to remain at a destination before or after your guided holiday, your stay will be at your sole expense as is the transfer to either the hotel or airport. Please see the ‘Extra nights’ section for a list of pre and post guided holiday accommodation. Space is limited and if available is for up to three nights before and/ or after each guided holiday. Breakfast and luggage handling is not included unless otherwise noted. Trafalgar does not provide complimentary transfers for guests booking pre-and post-night accommodations. However, inexpensive airport transfers can be purchased from Trafalgar. If your extra night accommodation is not the hotel where your guided holiday begins or ends, you will be responsible for your transfer arrangements at your own expense. Arrivals and departures It is essential to allow at least one day before and after your guided holiday if you are joining your Trafalgar guided holiday in London. See page 87 for London hotels.

For your comfort Trafalgar operates a daily seat rotation system and enforces a strict no smoking and no alcohol policy on board motorcoaches. Regular comfort stops are made on travelling days. Many hotels, restaurants, trains, cruises and other venues are 100% smoke free. Guided Holiday Cancellation Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any guided holiday departure in any circumstances, including in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made by Trafalgar any time prior to departure date of the guided holiday except when you failed to pay the final balance on time, Trafalgar will either refund the amount received for the guided holiday booking, or offer a comparable holiday if available. (Trafalgar will refund any difference in price if the alternative is of a lower price however, the Guest will be responsible for additional costs if the alternative is priced higher.) Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations and is not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on other travel arrangements including air tickets. Travel Insurance Trafalgar recommends that all guests purchase comprehensive Travel Insurance. Certain countries have a requirement for foreign visitors to have valid medical insurance on entry. Trafalgar cannot be held responsible for denied entry if a guest is unable to provide details to authorities of insurance or denial of entry for any reason. Disclaimer of Warranties The Operator warrants only that the services shall be generally, though in view of the vagaries of travel, not necessarily precisely, as described, and subject to changes and the other terms and conditions herein. All other warranties, express and implied, including warranties of fitness for a specific purpose and merchantability are expressly excluded. There is no warranty that extends beyond the description of the face hereof. RESPONSIBILITY Complete Agreement These booking conditions together with terms expressly incorporated into this contract represent the entire agreement between the parties. Changes The Operator shall be responsible to the guest for supplying the services and accommodations described in this brochure, except where they cannot be supplied or the itinerary is changed due to delays or other causes of whatever kind or nature beyond the Operator’s control. In such circumstances, the Operator will seek to supply comparable services, accommodations and itineraries and there shall be no refund in these circumstances. Disclaimer of Liability Neither the Operator nor its agents or affiliated entities shall be responsible or liable for cancellations, acts of other service providers, diversions or substitution of equipment or any act, variation, postponement, omission or default by air carriers, land carriers, hoteliers or hotels, transportation companies, or any other persons providing services or accommodations to guests including any results thereof, such as changes in services, accommodations or facilities. Nor shall they be liable for loss or damage to baggage or property, or for injury, illness or death, or for any damages or claims whatsoever arising from loss, negligence or delay from the act, error, omission default or negligence of any person not its direct employee or under its exclusive control, including any act, error, omission, default, or negligence of any country, government or governmental authority, officer or employee. Trafalgar shall not be liable for indirect, special or consequential damages. All baggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the guided holiday participant. Trafalgar recommends that guest obtain baggage insurance. After return at the end of the guided holiday, if lost articles are found and returned to the owner, a service fee will be charged. The Travel Directors, carriers, hotels and other suppliers who provide services on guided holiday are independent contractors; they are not agents, employees or servants of the Operator or its associated companies. All certificates and other travel documents for services issued by the Operator are subject to the terms and conditions specified by the carriers and suppliers and to the laws of the countries in which the services are supplied. Carriage by sea is subject to the Carrier’s Conditions of Carriage which are expressly incorporated into this contract, copies of which are available upon request. The Operator is not responsible for any criminal or other conduct by third parties, whether criminal, intentional, grossly negligent, negligent or otherwise. Safety Where the guest occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the Operator nor its agents or co-operating organisations or service providers will be liable for any injury, illness or death or for any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of such an accident or incident. This exclusion and limitation of liability shall not be used to imply that the Operator or its agents or affiliated entities are liable in other circumstances. International Treaties Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time guests are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international convention which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all the benefits of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay to guests and luggage. Enrolment in and payment for a guided holiday shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the guest of the terms and conditions in this brochure. These cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd.Limited Role Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd is only responsible for the services of reservations and ticketing. It does not accept any responsibility or liability for any of the acts, omissions or defaults, whether negligent or otherwise, of any of the companies of the Trafalgar group of companies. All matters arising in relation to the services provided by Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd, but not in respect of other things, are subject to the law of the state of New South Wales. Errors and Omissions In the case of computer or human billing errors, we reserve the right to re-invoice participants with correct billing. We try to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of printing. However Trafalgar shall not be held responsible for printing or typographic errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. Airline(s) do not by virtue of being referred to in this brochure represent itself or themselves as contracting

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with or as having any legal relationship with any purchaser of a holiday from Trafalgar. All bookings made with any provider of transport, facilities, meals, other goods or of any services are subject to terms and conditions imposed by them in relation to matters not covered particularly and expressly by our agreement with the above mentioned Operator. If you decide you do not want to visit a country or part of a country you intended to visit due to any law, condition or requirement of any government or government authority, official, servant or agent, you are responsible for any costs, expenses, charges, fees, losses or damage incurred, and any cancellation or amendment fees. None of the companies in the Trafalgar group of companies, or any of their servants or agents, accept responsibility or liability for your acts, omissions, defaults, conduct, state of health, condition or circumstances. COMPLAINT PROCEDURES & CONSUMER PROTECTION Complaint Procedure If you have a problem during your holiday please inform Trafalgar’s Travel Director/ Local Representative immediately, who will try to make things right. If the matter was not resolved locally, please write to Trafalgar’s Guest Relations Department at the address below within sixty (60) days of the end of the Trafalgar holiday, as it is important that you provide us the information quickly. Please quote your booking reference number and all relevant information. Failure to follow this procedure may delay or deny us the opportunity to investigate and rectify the problem, which may affect the way your complaint is dealt with and your rights under this contract. Data Protection To process your guided holiday booking, Trafalgar will need to use personal information for you and guests in your booking. Personal information may include each guest’s name, address, phone number, email address, passport number, and sensitive information such as health, medical, dietary, mobility, religious or other special requirements. This personal information may be passed on to other suppliers of your travel arrangements in addition to public authorities (such as customs and immigration), security and credit checking organizations, and otherwise as required by law. We may need to provide personal information to contractors who provide services to or for us (e.g., sending mail, processing payments, providing marketing assistance). This may involve sending personal information (including sensitive information) to other countries that may not afford the same level of protection of personal information. In making your booking, you consent to your personal data being passed to relevant third parties as set out above. We may also use the personal information you provide us to review and improve the guided holidays and services that we offer, and to contact you (by post, email and/ or telephone) about other guided holidays and services offered by Trafalgar that you may be interested in. If you don’t want to receive this information, or if you want a copy of the personal information we hold about you, write to us at Trafalgar, Attn: TRAFALGAR TOURS (AUST) PTY LTD, TRAVEL HOUSE, LEVEL 6, 35 GRAFTON STREET, BONDI JUNCTION, NSW 2022. Trafalgar may charge a fee for supplying you with this information as permitted by law. OTHER CONDITIONS Each guest is required to comply with the terms, conditions, requirements, laws, rules and/or regulations of any service provider, or any country or governmental authority, and shall be liable for any such non-compliance. Booking Arrangements Your booking arrangements can be made through your Travel Agent, or with us directly. When you make a booking you must be at least 18 years of age at the time of booking. You are guaranteeing that you understand and have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of yourself and all members of your party the terms of these booking conditions. We will deal only with the lead booking name in all subsequent correspondence and dealings. You are responsible for making all payments due, ensuring the accuracy of all personal details and other information supplied in respect of yourself and your party, notifying us of any changes or cancellations and for receiving correspondence and keeping your party informed. Additional Optional Excursions With Trafalgar, you will enjoy many famous highlights as included features on your guided holiday, at no extra cost. An exciting array of additional Optional Excursions and Activities may be made available to further enhance your experience. These Excursions and Activities are optional, and are offered at special preferential prices. They can be booked only after you start your guided holiday, as many of them are carefully programmed to coincide with highlights available at the time of your visit. A detailed list and cost of these will be included in your travel documentation. You can book and pay for them through your Travel Director, by cash or credit card. Optional excursions may vary due to seasonal conditions and require minimum guest participation. Prices are subject to change without notice. Please also see the relevant section of “Guided Holiday Participation” regarding limitation (exclusion) of our liability for optional excursions operated by independent third party suppliers. TRAFALGAR TOURS (AUST) PTY LTD. (ABN 73 000 717 715) Travel House, Level 6, 35 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction, N.S.W. 2022 Telephone Numbers: SYD Metro area 9657 3333 All other areas 1 300 78 78 78 Fax: (02) 9657 3456 License No: 2TA00 1889 Trafalgar Tours Ltd Picquet House, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1AF, Channel Islands The Trafalgar group of companies has Marketing/Sales/Administrative offices/agents in: Australia, Canada, China, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand and the USA. For further information visit our website at: www.trafalgar.com This brochure supersedes any other prior brochure on the market. See back cover for brochure version and print date.

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November 2013 To April 2014

AUTUMN, WINTER & SPRING

Travel beyond the expected with exclusive Insider Experiences 111 unique itineraries and a choice of holiday styles All the details taken care of; Sightseeing. Hotels. Transport. Dining.

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Early Payment discounts. On 244/245.

AMERICA & CANADA 2014

SOUTH AMERICA 2014

With Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico & Costa Rica

With Mexico, Costa Rica & Panama

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Printed in AU

1st Edition AU, 27 Aug 2013


CostSaver Europe & Britain 2014 (AUS)