Family Experiences 2014 (AUS)
The best family holidays allow you to share amazing experiences as you discover the world together. That’s why Trafalgar has created a fantastic range of exciting Family Experiences holidays filled with unforgettable sights and activities that are fun for everyone.
2014 EUROPE, THE AMERICAS AND SOUTH AFRICA www.trafalgar.com Meet new friends and share unforgettable holiday memories Share the world with your family! The best family holidays allow you to share amazing experiences as you discover the world together. Thatâ€™s why Trafalgar has created a fantastic range of exciting Family Experiences holidays filled with unforgettable sights and activities that are fun for everyone. Whether you're travelling with young kids, teenagers or mature adults, we have a Family Experiences holiday to suit you. Our perfectly planned itineraries include fun activities, accommodation to suit your needs and family-friendly meals designed to give you the best family holiday possible. Trafalgar's exclusive Insider Experiences bring a destination to life through interactions with locals, immersive activities and fascinating insights into major attractions. From exploring the jungles of Costa Rica to marvelling at the beauty of America's National Parks, discovering Scotland's grand castles and learning about South Africa's diverse scenery and culture, you'll experience each destination from a unique insider's perspective. Youâ€™ll stay in 4 star accommodation, dine in authentic local restaurants and travel in comfort, plus youâ€™ll meet like-minded people and make new friends from around the globe. Best of all, Trafalgar takes care of everything. With 67 years of experience, our expertise and local knowledge takes the hassle out of a family holiday so all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy quality time with your family. 2 Contents Introduction Creating Family Memories Holiday Experiences Like No Other Taste the Culture Share the Experience A Good Night's Sleep Transport Savings and Discounts Page 2 4-5 6-7 8 9 10-11 11 12-13 Picchu, Peru Explore Machu USA & CANADA Days Aloha Hawaii 9 Wild West Cowboys & Buffalos 9 Pioneer Adventures of the Old West 8 Canyon Country Jamboree 9 Rockies Thrills and Glacier Chills with Optional Calgary Stampede 8/9 California Dreamin' 8 Trails of Liberty 8 Adventures in the Wild Northwest 11 Florida Fun 'n' Sun NEW 10 Dude Ranchin', Yellowstone & Glacier Roundup 10 Page 14-15 16-17 18-19 20-21 22-23 24-25 26-27 28-29 30-31 32-33 Taste delicious local spe cialities SOUTH AMERICA Days Monkeys, Jungles & Volcanoes 8 Conquistadors, Sacred Valleys and Inca Mysteries 11 Peruvian Amazon Extension /Galapagos Island Cruise Extension/Easter Island Extension Page 34-35 36-37 52 EUROPE Magic and Make Believe Castles and Kilts Gladiators, Gondolas and Gold Spanish Salsa European Wonderland Greek Island Hopper Days 8 10 10 9 11 10 Page 40-41 42-43 44-45 46-47 48-49 50-51 SOUTH AFRICA An African Adventure NEW Days 10 Page 38-39 TRAVEL INFORMATION Extra Nights and Transfers Express Check-In, Gold Seal Additional Protection, Things to Know and Sustainable Tourism Booking Conditions 53 54 55 See the sights you've alwa ys dreamed of 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 dishes Enjoy tasty regional ud to Trafalgar is pro recycled be using 100% ody of paper for the b . all its brochures 3 Creating family memories So your family can spend quality time together exploring each destination to its fullest, we take all the stress out of planning your holiday and create a hassle-free journey. Without having to worry about the details, youâ€™ll be free to create holiday memories that will last a lifetime. GET MORE FROM YOUR HOLIDAY , BIR D S S Y E K N O S E EIN G MS L O T H HI G H IN AND A NG L E C ANO P Y T H E J U HI G H LI G H T O F W A S T H E S TA R I C A CO Accommodation, transport, meals and activities can all add up quickly when travelling as a family, but on a Trafalgar Family Experiences guided holiday all your major expenses are included in the price of your holiday. See for yourself how a Trafalgar holiday adds up to great value in the table opposite. THE VIEW FROM THE LONDON EYE W AWESOME AS I LEARNED ALL ABOUT THE FISH IN HAWAII 4 Explore grea t works of ar t as a cowboy Learn about life G OING WITH IT ALONE WITH TRAVELLING TRAFALGAR TRAVELLING G OING IT TRAFALGAR ALONE HASSLE-FREE TRAVEL • • Expertly Spend hours planned researching itineraries and tailored planning to all your ages • • Expertly Spend planned hours researching itinerariesand tailored planning your entire new holiday • Make friends • A entire stylishholiday travel wallet and travel documents • Make new friends • Services of a professional Travel Director* Rely on guidebooks to learn about destinations and where to go • In-depth insights into major sights Overcoming language barriers • Authentic Insider Experiences Follow the usual tourist trail sights and see the • Included VIP entry to major same sights as activities everyone else • Family-friendly • Kids Waiting in line • cooking classes (on selected itineraries) • Audio Organizing activities to keep kids • headsets for all guided visits and entertained that are both fun and included sightseeing educational • Customise your holiday with Optional • Experiences Limited cultural experiences • Complimentary keepsake group photo • Carefully 4 star Unsure ofchosen, quality great-value and suitability of hotels and unique accommodation accommodation you book • Ideally located Pay retail prices • Tailored families with two-bedded rooms Strugglefor with luggage and private facilities (triple and expenses quad rooms • Additional outlays and hidden available upon request) such as tips, hotel service charges • All baggage and taxes handling, hotel service charges, tips and taxes included * Rely onof guidebooks to learn about destinations • • Services a professional Travel Director and where to go • In-depth insights into major sights Overcoming language barriers • • Authentic Insider Experiences Follow the trail and see the same • • Included VIP usual entry tourist to major sights sights as everyone else • Family-friendly activities Waiting in line • • Kids cooking classes (on selected itineraries) Organising activities to keepvisits kids entertained • • Audio headsets for all guided and that aresightseeing both fun and educational included Limited cultural experiences • • Customize your holiday with Optional SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES Experiences • Complimentary keepsake group photo Unsure of quality and suitability • • Carefully chosen, great-value Firstof Class accommodation book hotels and unique you accommodation Pay retail prices • • Ideally located Struggle luggage • • Tailored forwith families with two-bedded rooms and private facilities (triple and quad rooms • Additional outlays and hidden expenses such available upon service request) as tips, hotel charges and taxes • All baggage handling, hotel service charges, tips and taxes included ACCOMMODATION MEALS • Breakfast included Risk of poor quality Risk of poor qualitydaily • • Breakfast included daily • Delicious local cuisine with kid-friendly menus • • Spend more time searching for Spend more time searching for Quality local cuisine with kid-friendly menus family-friendly options family-friendly options • Authentic Regional Meals • Authentic Highlight Dinners Pay restaurant prices Pay restaurant prices • Kick-off Party and Farewell Dinner • • Kick-off Party and Farewell Dinner • Additional cost for tips • Exclusive Additional cost for tips Be My Guest dining experiences • Exclusive Be My Guest dining experiences • Tips included • Tips included • For other meals, help with reservations and • For other meals, help with reservations and directions to where the locals eat directions to where the locals eat Arrange your own transportation that may • Travel byyour luxury, air-conditioned coach with • • Arrange own transportation that may Travel by deluxe, air-conditioned coach with not always be convenient or comfortable reclining seats and restroom not always be convenient or comfortable reclining seats and restroom Rely on maps and schedules to plan your route • Dedicated Coach takes you everywhere Rely on maps andDriver schedules to plan your • • Dedicated Coach Driver takes you everywhere or stop for directions route or stop for directions • Complimentary airport transfers on the arrival • Complimentary airport transfers on the arrival • Worry about parking departure days of your trip* • and Worry about parking and departure days of your trip. TRANSPORT * Except Magic and Make Believe. 5 Holiday Experiences LIKE NO OTHER! Don't just see the sights - experience them! With exciting activities that will appeal to all ages, a Trafalgar holiday is fun for the whole family. Our expert local knowledge helps you get an in-depth understanding of the local culture of each destination you visit, and with VIP entry to many major attractions there's no waiting around. INSIDER EXP ERIENCES Our exclusive Insider Experiences are an opportunity to get an insight into a destination by hands-on learning and interacting with locals. • Hidden Treasures are surprise sights and experiences revealed by your Travel Director, away from the usual tourist path. You’d never guess there is a piece of the original Berlin Wall in the middle of South Dakota but our Travel Directors will tell you why. • Unique Insights are experiences of unique cultural significance to a particular area such as learning about life as a Gladiator in Rome or meeting a real life Navy sailor on board the ‘Mighty Mo’ in Hawaii. • Local Specialities are interactive activities or insights into local life through the traditional crafts and products specific to a region. You could give Flamenco dancing a try in Spain or taste the exotic ‘heart of palm’ in Costa Rica. • Local Experts are interpretive guides, historians and other experts with specialised knowledge of the places you visit. In the Grand Canyon, a geologist talks you through the formation of this natural wonder. While in Hawaii, an ocean naturalist gives insights into the island’s marine life. Look out for the icon on your chosen itinerary page. rtu a Fory t i s i cto 'll v You okie Fa Co ne GGY THE DUNE BU Y M R ID E S W E R E T R F A V O U R IT E P A Y A O F T H E H O L ID ADRENALIN-P UMPING ADVEN TURES Trafalgar knows how to make travelling exciting and fun. Your Family Experiences guided holiday offers a range of actionpacked adventures such as flying along ziplines high above the jungle in Costa Rica, dune buggy rides and sand boarding in the middle of the Peruvian desert or an airboat ride through the Everglades in Florida. WE SAW A HEA RD OF ELEPHANTS IN KRUGE NATIONAL PARK R FUN LEARNING EXP ERIENCES Along the way, we provide insightful and educational experiences that will stimulate the minds of kids and adults alike. You could feel the history of the American Civil War on a visit to the Gettysburg battlefield, explore life as a Roman soldier at the Roman Army Museum and Roman Vindolanda or learn about the stars and planets at the Sacred Valley observatory in Peru. 6 Your Personal Insider THE PIZZA THAT I MADE WAS REALLY YUMMY KIDS CO OKING CLASSES On selected itineraries, kids can explore local flavours by learning how to make local speciality foods and tasting them. Whether it’s making an authentic Spanish paella for dinner in Valencia or getting tips on the perfect Italian pizza from an expert chef in Rome, these tactile, hands-on experiences are a great fun way for kids to try something new. ec tor... JP! ir D l e v ra T t e e M MY E HO W IN G PE O PL " I L O VE S AZ IN G AM G R IN HA S D AN Y TR C O UN W IT H TH E M . " E XP E R IE N C E S EXCITING OP TIONAL EXP ERIENCES Because we know all families are different, we offer a fantastic range of Optional Experiences that allow you to customise your holiday. Whatever your family’s interests, we can help you get the most out of your holiday. To find out more about the Optional Experiences you could enjoy on your Trafalgar guided holiday speak to your Travel Director or visit the itinerary pages at www.trafalgar.com It’s the stories behind each destination that allow you to truly get a feel for the places you visit, and nobody tells them better than our expert Travel Directors. Like JP (above), all of our Travel Directors are passionate about family holidays and are your friend in every destination who: • Share their in-depth knowledge of the fascinating places and cultures you encounter. Their years of experience mean they can bring a destination to life, with engaging stories and intriguing facts that entertain both kids and adults. • Introduce you to the locals who give a destination character. Over the years our Travel Directors build up lasting friendships in the places they visit and meeting them makes you feel closer to the essence of a country or town. • Ensure the whole family has the best experience possible. Your Travel Director loves interacting with people of all ages and is happy to help with any questions you may have along the way. • Take care of the details each day so you are free to sit back, relax and enjoy your holiday. Without having to worry about transport, luggage and organising activities, you’ll have more quality time together as a family. OR SCHOOL I WISH GLADIAT CHOOL WAS MY REAL S 7 Taste the culture A destination becomes more than just a place when you discover the food. That’s why with Trafalgar you’ll enjoy a true taste of the local culture through delicious familyfriendly meals that perfectly complement your trip. BE MY G UEST An Insider Experience Our exclusive Be My Guest dining experiences give you a unique opportunity to savour amazing regional food prepared by local families as they welcome you into their homes, working farms and estates. You could enjoy the hospitality of Dr. Diez Canseco in Lima, Peru as he shows you around his family’s beautiful estate and invites you to a delicious lunch of local specialities, or learn all about sustainable farming at an organic farm on Maui before enjoying a homemade lunch of fresh produce. Look out for the icon on your chosen itinerary page. I LOVED CO O K I N G W I T H ALL THE OTHER KIDS MORE DINING EXP ERIENCES Some of the additional highlights you could enjoy on your guided holiday are: als for all tastes Savour delicious me • A Kick-off Party where you get to unwind and meet your Travel Director and travel companions over a drink and a light meal. • Daily buffet breakfast including favourites such as eggs, bacon and sausage as well as cereals, pastries and fruit so everyone in the family can choose what they like. • Selected lunches and dinners that often feature the local flavours of the area. • Regional Meals where you’ll dine on regional cuisine at venues typical of the local area. • Kids Cooking Classes that allow kids to taste and explore local flavours and speciality dishes with the help of experienced cooks. Read more about kids cooking classes on page 7. EXP LORE THE DINING SCENE We believe the best way to dine during your holiday is with the locals, which is why we’ve intentionally left some meals open for you to explore the local dining scene for yourself. Your Travel Director is always on-hand to give you suggestions on the best local restaurants, or take a chance to discover your own favourite. Share drinks with new fri ends 8 Share the experience Travelling is so much more rewarding when you can share the fun with family and friends. On a Trafalgar guided holiday, youâ€™ll meet like-minded families with a passion for travel that will enrich your trip. FORG E LIFELONG FRIENDSHIP S The camaraderie felt when experiencing the amazing sights and activities of a Trafalgar guided holiday brings a group together, with many people making lifelong friendships. Youâ€™ll connect with English-speaking travellers of all ages from all over the world and have shared stories to relive for many years to come. We have been on 3 trips in the past. All have been great. A big variety of fellow travellers. Young and older. From Canada, Mexico, Dubai, Japan, Australia. Meeting new friends is a great part of travel. Diane, Trafalgar Forum Create lasting holida y memories togeth er SO CIAL NETWORKING Become part of the Trafalgar community and be inspired for your next holiday. Connect with fellow travellers and families before your departure, keep in touch with guests and Travel Directors on their adventures or reminisce about shared holiday memories through our social networking sites. FACEBOOK Get information as it happens around the world from Trafalgar, our Travel Directors and guests travelling with us. Like us now at www.facebook.com/TrafalgarTravel TWITTER Follow us on Twitter and get instant updates via @TrafalgarTalk Follow us at www.twitter.com/TrafalgarTalk the campfire Enjoy camaraderie around TRAFALGAR BLOG Be inspired and read real-life travel stories written by Trafalgar guests from all over the world. Visit www.TrafalgarBlog.com The country is just beautiful. The meals were exceptional and the group we travelled with were really nice. Sheila, Canada 9 A good night's sleep EVERY TIME! At Trafalgar, we know that a good night’s sleep is essential to fully enjoy your family holiday. That’s why we select every hotel for quality, impeccable service and comfort, ensuring you are well rested for the exciting day that awaits you. We are committed to providing you with family-friendly, 4 star accommodation wherever possible. If you’re travelling with a larger family, triple and quad rooms are available upon request and young travellers are also entitled to further discounts. , Kona, Hawaii Sheraton Kona Resort AU THEN TIC ACCOMMODATION An Insider Experience Certain accommodation on a Family Experiences guided holiday have been chosen for their unique significance to the area. These accommodations give an insight into a destination through their remarkable architecture, rich historical background or magnificent location. For example, you could soak up over 100 years of history at the 320 Guest Ranch in Montana or step back in time to the authentic old West while staying at the Red Cliffs Lodge. Look out for the icon on your chosen itinerary page. Ruthin Castle, Wales STAY NEAR THE ACTION Our hotels are perfectly located so you get the most out of each destination you visit. We choose city hotels that are close to the city centre for easy access to all the must-see sights, and countryside properties which offer scenic surroundings and proximity to major attractions. WE GOT TO STAY IN A REAL CASTLE, HOW COOL IS THAT? Lake Powell Resor t, Utah, USA 10 FIRST CLASS TREATMEN T As Trafalgar guests, your family will be treated to First Class service at every hotel. No need to worry about hauling loads of bags around – we include porterage as well as hotel tips and local taxes in your holiday price, leaving you nothing else to do but enjoy your stay. You’ll also find the atmosphere welcoming to families and the hotel staff always ready to help. Our Product Team constantly reviews all hotels ensuring our high standards are always met. Transport Your family will travel in air-conditioned comfort on board modern coaches with reclining seats and on board restroom. For your convenience, our coaches are equipped with free WiFi in North and South America, and in most European countries. You'll enjoy the panoramic views from the coach's high vantage point. Hotel & Wellness, Peru Aranwa Sacred Valley P U T YO UR FEET UP AND RELAX Coordinating trains, buses and taxis in foreign countries while keeping track of your family can be time-consuming and difficult. But on a Trafalgar Family Experiences holiday we organise it all for you, so you don't need to think twice about how you'll get around. FREE WI-FI ACCESS Trafalgar understands that during your trip you'll want to stay connected with family and friends so the majority of hotels where you’ll stay have access to free Wi-Fi.* *On all land based itineraries. El Greco, Santorini, Greece Enjoy views from your elevated positi on BE CHAUFFEUR DRIVEN Our professional Coach Drivers take the hassle out of sightseeing. You won’t have to worry about maps, parking or luggage handling as you are driven in comfort to each destination and your luggage is taken to your room. 11 Trafalgar gives you A GREAT DEAL MORE! Get great value on family travel BOOK AND PAY EARLY 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. SAVE A$360 UP TO SAVE SAVE UP TO 10% 7.5% Pay in full on or before 15th Jan 2014 and SAVE UP to A$360 per person Pay in full on or before 31st Mar 2014 and SAVE UP to A$270 per person UP TO This discount CAN be combined with other discounts where applicable and only applies to the LAND portion of holidays featuring the “Book and Pay Early”* in the price panel. For discounts to apply, holidays must be paid in full by the designated dates above. These discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn. See page 55 for full conditions. *Discounts only apply to European holidays featured in this brochure which display the amounts within the price panels on the itinerary pages. For non European itineraries please contact your Travel Agent or visit our website for applicable Early Payment discounts. BOOK YOUR AIR EARLY TO GET THE BEST LAND AND AIR DEAL POSSIBLE! 2ND TRIP DISCOUNT When you book a second Trafalgar holiday 2.5% SAVE TRIPLE & QUAD ROOM SHARING REDUCTION Book two Trafalgar holidays, each 7 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 holiday combination. There are too many to list here! IMPORTANT: See individual itinerary pages for the maximum value of how much you will save. Discounts only apply to European holidays featured in this brochure. For non European itineraries please contact your Travel Agent or visit our website. 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 airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements and surcharges, airport transfers, optional itinerary extensions and extra nights' accommodation. RAVEL Travel with three people sharing one room and each of you will receive a reduction off the LAND-only portion of your holiday price. Each itinerary lists the Triple Room Reduction per person. Refer to the holiday of your choice. IMPORTANT: These reductions apply only to itineraries featuring Triple and Quad room reductions in the price panel. Quad occupancy is strictly reserved for families travelling with young children and is not available to four adults sharing. In North and South America triple and quad room reductions are based on three or four people sharing one room with existing bedding arrangements, usually two beds, and does not include the cost of any additional bed or 'roll-away'. In Europe, Triple and Quad room reduction can only be combined with Young Traveller Discount when children are under 16 years old. Triple rooms often feature one foldaway bed plus one douuble bed. Three adults may find these rooms small and suitcase space slightly restricted. They are generally more suitable for two adults and one child. WHEN 3 or SAVE 4 T D E F I N I T E 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. 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 54 12 SINGLE TRAVELLERS Often families travelling with us include single people, from aunts to grandparents, who would rather have the privacy of their own room than share with the rest of their family group. Our low single supplements give you the freedom of your own space, while still letting you enjoy the fun of sharing time with your family during the day. We’re always competitive, making sure you get the value-for-money you expect from us – and you can always see the price you’ll pay on our trip itinerary pages. IMPORTANT: Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. YOUNG TRAVELLERS (5-17) Share your holiday with your family 10 % SAVE UP TO Share your holiday memories with your family and take advantage of a discount on the LAND-only portion of your holiday. Young Travellers must be under the age of 18 years (under 12 years in Africa) on the date of departure and MUST be accompanied by an adult (limit of two Young Traveller discounts per room in Europe & Africa and a limit of three Young Travellers per room in North & South America). IMPORTANT: See individual itinerary pages for the exact value of how much you will save. Children under 5 years of age are NOT accepted on any guided holiday. The young traveller must be the specified age at the time of travel to be eligible. This discount cannot be combined with our Travel with Family and Friends Discount and does not apply to airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements and surcharges, airport transfers and extra nights' accommodation. Young Traveller Discount can only be combined with Triple and Quad room discount when children are under 16 years old (under 18 years old for North and South America, under 12 years old in Africa). T RAVEL WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS Travel together and save money 5% SAVE 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. 9 or more: If 9 or more people travel together, Trafalgar offers very attractive group conditions, based on the number of people travelling together. So it pays to travel together with friends and family! IMPORTANT: Space is limited to one group per departure so book early! These discounts cannot be combined with our Young Traveller Discount or Triple Room Reduction. All guests must be booked at the same time in order to qualify. The discount is per person only and does not apply to Magic and Make Believe, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements, airport transfers, optional itinerary extensions and extra nights' accommodation. F REQUEN T TRAVELLER DISCOUN T SAVE If you have travelled with us or one of our Travel 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. 5% Act NOW and take full advantage of this great offer! IMPORTANT: Trafalgar’s Travel Club is not available retroactively. 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 Magic and Make Believe, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements, airport transfers, optional itinerary extensions and extra nights' accommodation. Visit www.thetravelcorporation.com for information on our sister brands. Aloha Hawaii White sandy beaches, volcanoes, misty forests and coral reefs provide the setting for your journey to the tropics, while a trip to Pearl Harbor adds incredible history. It’s insider moments like… foraging for fresh produce at O’o Farm, on the slopes of Haleakala, and making brick-oven pizza with chef JJ, as he prepares lunch with your hand-picked ingredients. It’s finding out which family member makes the best chocolate bar from scratch, milking a goat, making traditional lei and learning to hula. And discovering Hawaii’s undersea world with our expert oceanographer, then joining a navy sailor at Pearl Harbor for a guided exploration of the USS Missouri battleship, often called ‘Mighty Mo’. Hula Dancers IT'S TRAVEL BEYOND THE EXPECTED Day 1 | Arrive Oahu, Honolulu | Waikiki (3 Nights) Aloha and welcome to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands! In the traditional Aloha spirit, you are greeted at the airport with a flower lei and your complimentary transfer will whisk you to your spectacular beachfront hotel. After checking in, get settled into Hawaiian Time with a quick dip in the resort pool. At 6 p.m., gather the family and hit the sand for a Kick-off Party with pupus and drinks on the beach and meet your Travel Director and fellow adventurers. (KP) Hotel: Hyatt Waikiki Beach Turtle on an exclusive visit aboard the ‘Mighty Mo’— the USS Missouri—the star of the blockbuster movie ‘Battleship.’ This evening, join your fellow explorers for a splashin’ good time during a Regional Meal at a local restaurant where you enjoy dinner facing an incredible three-story, 280 gallon (1,060-litre) saltwater fish tank, home to hundreds of tropical fish! (FB RM) Day 3 | Honolulu Free Time The entire day is yours and the choices are endless! Perhaps attend a ukulele-playing demonstration or spend some time on the beach lazing in the warm Hawaiian sun. Take an optional snorkelling excursion to Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and spot sea turtles, colourful coral and dazzling tropical fish. Explore Waikiki, packed with shops and restaurants and the Ala Moana Shopping Center, a collection of over 90 shops, boutiques and a diverse, international selection of eateries. (FB) Day 4 | Honolulu | Maui (3 Nights) Soar high above the Pacific as you fly to Maui, the Magic Isle, home to endless white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and luxuriant tropical foliage. A truly unique island experience begins in the misting forest of Waipoli in upcountry Maui. Here, meet your host for an exclusive farm-to-fork A Be My Guest lunch as you are taken on a visit through this diversified natural farm, on the slopes of Haleakala with panoramic bicoastal views of the island. Learn about the various crops while partaking in their harvesting. Enjoy a gourmet al fresco lunch as you watch the fresh products you just harvested be prepared right in front of you by the chef. Kids can help make their own pizza, rolling the dough, adding their toppings and then eating their savoury creation fresh off the pizza oven! Day 2 | Honolulu Sightseeing Your Aloha adventure begins in Downtown Honolulu, home to several historic structures, including Iolani Palace, the only royal palace on American soil; a 162-year-old church built from coral blocks; and the historic Aloha Tower. Next, meet chocolate flavourmeisters for a fun, hands-on, bean-to-bar A Local Speciality experience. Learn how cacao is grown and processed from pods full of cacao beans, which then get roasted, cracked, crushed, ground, conched, tempered and poured into bar molds. Even make your own delicious chocolate bar from scratch and take home a bar of handmade chocolate! This afternoon, visit the Pearl Harbor USS Arizona Memorial dedicated to the infamous naval attack that led to the U.S.’s involvement in World War II. Take a boat ride out to the memorial, built over the submerged battleship USS Arizona, and see the engraved names of the heroes who perished on that fateful day. Peer down at the remains of the sunken ship from which oil still seeps after more than 70 years. Later, enjoy a A Unique Insight into life on a battleship. Join an insider Waikiki Beach IT' S ICONIC PLACES City Tour in Honolulu. Visit Pearl Harbor’s USS Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri Memorial, Lahaina, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the Jaggar Museum. 14 HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT 1,220 m. Aloha Hawaii 9 days – 1 Country Family Experiences From: OAHU Pearl Harbor 3 WAIKIKI KAANAPALI BEACH 3 A$3050 (per person twin share) Kahului MAUI Alenuihaha Channel Includes: 8 nights’ accommodation (3 hotels). 8 full breakfasts. Be My Guest lunch. Kick-off Party with appetisers. 3 dinners (2 Regional Meals and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown (including 2 internal flights). All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 5. Code: DFHA WAYS TO SAVE KONA 2 HAWAII Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Hilo Kilauea Volcano Triple room discount A$150 p.p Young traveller discount A$338 Quad room discount A$300 p.p Book and Pay Early Savings visit www.trafalgar.com or your Travel Agent for Early Payment Discounts Price per Person Paciﬁc Ocean Price per Person u u u Starts Oahu 10 Jan Fri 31 Jan Fri 14 Feb Fri 7 Mar Fri 20 Jun Fri Ends Kona 18 Jan Sat 8 Feb Sat 22 Feb Sat 15 Mar Sat 28 Jun Sat Twin Share 3050 3050 3050 3050 3375 Single Supp. Option 1325 1325 1325 Starts Oahu 11 Jul Fri 15 Aug Fri Ends Kona 19 Jul Sat 23 Aug Sat 11 Oct Sat 2015 21 Feb Sat Twin Share 3375 3375 3375 3375 3375 Single Supp. Option 1425 1425 1425 1425 1425 Start End Number of overnight stays Sightseeing stops u 3 Oct Fri 1325 13 Feb Fri 1425 This afternoon, visit a working dairy farm and meet working dairy goats, herder dogs and “Charlie,” the owners’ potbelly pig. Discover the ins and outs of goat cheese production, a A Local Speciality. Taste various goat cheeses, pet and feed the goats, and for a truly unique experience, kids get a chance to learn how to hand milk a goat! Then get settled at your hotel on spectacular Kaanapali Beach, often ranked as one of America’s finest beaches. This evening, enjoy a unique “Tour of the Stars” led by a A Local Expert on the roof of your resort. Learn how more than 1,000 years ago, voyaging Polynesians were guided to the Hawaiian Islands with the help of the stars. (FB BG) Hotel: Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa Day 5 | Maui Sightseeing and Free Time Wake up in stunning Maui and get ready to explore the island’s premiere attraction: the Maui Ocean Center. Meet your A Local Expert, an ocean naturalist, for a glimpse of Hawaii’s undersea world. Learn about the spectacular live coral displays—the largest collection in the nation—enjoy playful swimming displays by green sea turtles, awe at close encounters with sharks and rays, and enjoy the outdoor touch pools and the acrylic tunnel through the 750 gallon (2,840-litre) Open Ocean exhibit with over 2,000 fish. Then head for the historic whaling village of Lahaina, which once played host to as many as 1,500 sailors on leave, including famous Moby Dick author, Herman Melville. Enjoy a cone of colourful flavoured Shave Ice, a Hawaiian A Local Speciality, before returning back to the hotel where the rest of the afternoon is free to relax. This evening, get a real taste of the islands at a special Hawaiian Luau Regional Meal dinner where, through the sounds of the conch, the beating of the drums, and the echoes of the Hawaiian chant, you journey through the story of the islands of Polynesia. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring Hawaiian and Western specialities and a full open bar. (FB RM) Day 6 | Maui Free Time The entire day is free for you and your family to make the most of your holiday as you please. Enjoy a relaxing breakfast served in a striking setting overlooking the ocean and water-fed lagoon. Choose from a selection of optional excursions or enjoy a fun-in-the-sun beach day. Perhaps enjoy a A Local Speciality and learn about the art of lei-making or attend a demonstration of the Hula, the uniquely Hawaiian dance accompanied by chant or song that preserves and perpetuates the stories, traditions and culture of Hawaii. (FB) Day 7 | Maui | Hilo | Volcanoes National Park | Kona (2 Nights) Take flight early this morning as you bid farewell to Maui and head to the Big Island of Hawaii. Travel through the lush forest preserves to arrive at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to both Mauna Loa, the world’s largest volcano, and Kilauea, its most active. Hawaii’s landscape undergoes constant change as Kilauea continuously spews lava down into the sea. Kilauea Visitor Center is the first stop for informative and interactive displays and movies highlighting the special aspects of the park. Visit the Jaggar Museum to learn about volcanology and view seismographs and other equipment used by scientists monitoring the volcanoes. Arrive at the Thurston Lava Tube which several hundred years ago, a scorching river of lava rushed through. Later, arrive at your beachfront resort on the sun-splashed Kona Coast. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Kona Day 8 | Kona Sightseeing and Free Time Enjoy a relaxing breakfast before enjoying a morning and afternoon on your own. Tonight, toast to the wonderful adventures you’ve shared with your family and newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner of delectable Hawaiian dishes. (FB FD) Day 9 | Depart Kona A Hui Hou, or until we meet again! Bid farewell to the islands as your journey comes to an end with a complimentary transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay at the Sheraton Kona. (FB) 14 Mar Sat 22 Mar Sun u Crossover: These departures operate as per the 2013 brochure. Hotels, hotel room categories and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking. TRIP NOTES WiFi: See page 55 for details. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 12–13. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 53. Room Share: Guaranteed room share not available. Intra-Air: Prices include economy inter-island airfares and all related charges as applicable as of 20 May 2013 for Oahu to Maui and Maui to Hawaii flights and are subject to change without notice. Visit www.trafalgar.com for most up to date price. Hawaiian Airlines charges a baggage handling fee of $17 per suitcase on each inter-island flight that is not covered in the prices and is the responsibility of the guest. Please reference page 91 for more information. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$72 per person. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences. Hawaii Shave Ice KEY: A Insider Experience KP Kick-off Party FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining DW Dinner with Wine 15 Wild West, Cowboys & Buffalos Stetsons, saddles and spectacular Mount Rushmore - this Wild West family adventure takes in the frontier town of Jackson, the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park. It’s insider moments like… the rush you get when thousands of gallons of water gush from Old Faithful; discover why this world-famous geyser exists at Yellowstone National Park with our naturalist guide. As your family sit under the stars by the campfire at a working ranch it’s imagining real cowboys in action the next night, at the Cody Night Rodeo, where bronco riding and team roping give you a real taste of Wyoming. And gasping at the sight of the epic Crazy Horse memorial, carved from the sacred land of Thunderhead Mountain. Traditional American Cowboys IT'S TRAVEL BEYOND THE EXPECTED Day 1 | Arrive Salt Lake City Welcome to Salt Lake City! Arrive at your hotel and enjoy some time on your own this afternoon to relax or venture out to see some of the main attractions. This evening, meet your fellow adventurers at 6 p.m. for a Kick-off Party with your Travel Director. (KP) Hotel: Hilton Salt Lake City Center Day 2 | Salt Lake City | Jackson Put on your cowboy hats, pull up your boots and get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime. Head north and enter Wyoming for your first encounter with the mighty Rocky Mountains. Follow trails bla