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 blazed by rugged mountain men centuries ago. Stop at the Oregon Trail Center in Jackson to get a glimpse into the thrills and challenges of the Old Trail. Enjoy a lunch at the center before crossing the famous Oregon Trail to the authentic Old West town of Jackson. Passing through the town’s famous landmark arch of tangled elk antlers, walk back into history as you explore the Town Square with its Western boardwalks, craft boutiques and ice cream shops—all surrounded by the majestic Rockies. Come nightfall, enjoy a Westernstyle Chuckwagon dinner and show. (FB L D) Hotel: Rustic Inn Creekside Resort & Spa Day 3 | Jackson | Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks (2 Nights) Rise early if you’d like to rollick down the Snake River on an optional fun and educational wilderness float trip. Later, discover dramatic Grand Teton National Park and beautiful Jenny Lake, and journey on into the world’s first National Park, spectacular Yellowstone. This is truly a wonderland of over 10,000 geysers, fumaroles, hot springs, mud pots and steam vents, highlighted with a visit to Old Faithful, which has been spouting steam water regularly for thousands of years. At the Visitor Center, learn amazing facts about Yellowstone—kids can even earn their Junior Ranger Badge. Join your A Local Expert for a guided stroll around the Mount Rushmore IT' S ICONIC PLACES Visit Jackson, Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Cody, The Ranch at Ucross, Black Hills, Bear Country USA and Mount Rushmore. View Crazy Horse Memorial. 16 HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT 2,590 m. MONTANA NORTH DAKOTA Wild West, Cowboys & Buffalos 9 days – 1 Country Family Experiences From: YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK 2 Grand Teton National Park 1 JACKSON 1 CODY 1 THE RANCH AT UCROSS SOUTH DAKOTA Crazy Horse Memorial Mount Rushmore 2 A$2395 (per person twin share) KEYSTONE IDAHO WYOMING Fort Laramie Includes: 8 nights’ accommodation (6 hotels). 8 breakfasts (including 2 continental breakfasts and 6 full breakfasts). 3 lunches. Kick-off Party with appetisers. 4 dinners (including 2 three course dinners, Ranch-style dinner and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown. All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 5. Code: DWWA NEBRASKA WAYS TO SAVE Triple room discount A$275 p.p Quad room discount A$400 p.p Book and Pay Early Savings visit www.trafalgar.com or your Travel Agent for Early Payment Discounts Price per Person 1 SALT LAKE CITY Young traveller discount A$240 UTAH Start End Number of overnight stays Sightseeing stops COLORADO wranglers. Saddle up for a horseback ride around the ranch lands. See how far you can cast that fishing line to catch brown or rainbow trout in Piney Creek. Challenge your travelling mates to a game of tennis or horseshoes…with bragging rights for the rest of the trip at stake! Or simply relax poolside and take in the serenity of this wonderful resort. After an included lunch, head east through the national grassland to the city of Keystone. (FB L) Hotel: K - Bar - S Lodge Day 8 | Keystone and Black Hills Excursion The first stop this morning is Bear Country USA, a wildlife park featuring the world’s largest private collection of American black bear. Enjoy a drive through this spectacular and unique wildlife park and then walk through the Wildlife Center, where young and smaller animals frolic in their outdoor exhibits. Next, head to the famous Black Hills of South Dakota. At Thunderhead Mountain, gaze in awe at the Crazy Horse Memorial. A work in progress being carved into the mountainside, the “world’s largest sculpture” honours the famous war chief of the Lakota people. Reach the quaint “City of Gold,” Keystone, once a gold mining boomtown. Next, see the presidents sculpted at Mount Rushmore. You have seen the pictures of Mount Rushmore, but they pale in comparison to seeing this majestic site in person. It took 400 artisans 14 years to carve the sculptures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln into the mountain. This evening, join your fellow adventurers at a Farewell Dinner featuring an American Indian dancer. (CB FD) Day 9 | Keystone Depart Denver | Fort Laramie | DENVER Price per Person Starts Salt Lake City 17 May Sat 31 May Sat 2 Jun Mon 7 Jun Sat 14 Jun Sat 16 Jun Mon 21 Jun Sat 23 Jun Mon 28 Jun Sat Ends Denver 25 May Sun 8 Jun Sun 10 Jun Tue 15 Jun Sun 22 Jun Sun 24 Jun Tue 29 Jun Sun 1 Jul Tue 6 Jul Sun Twin Share 2395 2395 2395 2395 2395 2395 2450 2450 2525 2525 2525 2525 Single Supp. Option 790 790 790 790 790 790 790 790 890 890 890 890 Starts Ends Salt Lake City Denver 19 Jul Sat 27 Jul Sun 21 Jul Mon 29 Jul Tue 26 Jul Sat 3 Aug Sun 28 Jul Mon 5 Aug Tue 9 Aug Sat 16 Aug Sat 23 Aug Sat 30 Aug Sat 17 Aug Sun 24 Aug Sun 31 Aug Sun 7 Sep Sun Twin Share 2525 2525 2525 2525 2525 2525 2525 2450 2395 2395 2395 2395 Single Supp. Option 890 890 890 890 890 890 890 890 790 790 790 790 boardwalks of the West Thumb Geyser Basin, visiting such colourful spots as Abyss Pool, Thumb Paint Pots and the storied Fishing Cone. (FB D) Hotel: National Park Lodges Day 4 | Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing Discover Yellowstone’s most amazing natural wonders, including the thundering Yellowstone Falls, a multitude of hot gushing geysers and countless brilliantly-coloured simmering thermal springs, bubbling mud pools and hissing steam vents. Your senses will be assaulted by the roar of steam, the thunder of a waterfall, the bellowing of bison and awe-inspiring views at every turn—sights and sounds that make for an experience you’ll be talking about for years. (FB) Day 5 | Yellowstone National Park | Cody Travel down, down, down into the Shoshone Canyon and the rugged Absaroka Mountains until you reach the rustic Wild West town of Cody, named after Buffalo Bill Cody. Explore the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and the world’s largest collection of Western artefacts. This evening, get out your Western get-up and head to a night rodeo. (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Cody Day 6 | Cody | The Ranch at Ucross This morning, enjoy stunning scenery as you cross the Bighorn Mountains and Bighorn National Forest. Get ready for a taste of the true Wild West and cowboy lifestyle as you arrive at the Ranch at Ucross in Clearmont, an Old-West working dude ranch in the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains. After lunch, prepare to learn about life on the ranch. Watch the ranchmanager’s daughter saddle a horse and prep for a riding demonstration! Then it’s your turn to participate in the ranch fun with a hands-on dummy-cow branding demonstration. When the dinner bell calls all hands to chow, put on your finest cowboy duds and kick up your heels at a typical ranch-style dinner. End the evening under the stars ‘round a roaring fire with gooey s’mores and entertainment. (FB L D) Hotel: The Ranch at Ucross Day 7 | Ranch at Ucross | Keystone (2 Nights) After a hearty breakfast, enjoy activities galore on the ranch—all included! Learn about life on a working ranch as you rub elbows with true 5 Jul Sat 13 Jul Sun 7 Jul Mon 15 Jul Tue 14 Jul Mon 22 Jul Tue 6 Sep Sat 14 Sep Sun 8 Sep Mon 16 Sep Tue 15 Sep Mon 23 Sep Tue 29 Sep Mon 7 Oct Tue 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. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$74 per person. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences. Follow the trail to old Fort Laramie, the bestknown milepost on the Oregon Trail. At the fort’s living history exhibits, learn about the harsh world of the pioneer family as they fought distance, unforgiving terrain and weather to reach Oregon— and the native tribes who gave their lives trying to prevent it. Your Wild West adventure comes to an end at the Mile High city of Denver where stops are made at Denver International Airport or, if you’re extending your stay, at the Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel. Please do not schedule any flights before 8 p.m. (CB) Bear Country USA 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 17 Pioneer Adventures of the Old West Heading down through the Old West, this holiday reveals the excitement of the land of cowboys, Native Americans and the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon. It’s insider moments like… listening to tall tales of the Wild West on your historic rail journey to the Grand Canyon. Touching the layered rocks as our expert geologist explains how this natural wonder was formed over the course of 1.7 billion years, then discovering the West of the movies as you cruise through incredible Monument Valley during a four-wheel drive exploration. Venturing into the ancient Montezuma Castle cliff dwellings you imagine the life of the Sinagua Indians, and trace the steps of real life cowboys at the old Van Deren Cabin. Monument Valley IT'S TRAVEL BEYOND THE EXPECTED Day 1 | Arrive Phoenix | Scottsdale Howdy partners! Check into your hotel and spend the afternoon getting to know this desert oasis. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the hotel’s pool before gussying up for the 6 p.m. Kick-off Party where you meet your Travel Director and spend some time jawin’ with your travelling buddies. (KP) Hotel: Scottsdale Marriott Suites Old Town Day 2 | Scottsdale | Sedona | Williams A drive through the Sonoran Desert brings you to Montezuma Castle National Monument, one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America. Take a minute to ponder the Sinagua Indians’ life here in the desert before heading to Sedona in spectacular Red Rock Country. After a stunning drive through Oak Creek Canyon, arrive in the historic railroad town of Williams—right on old Route 66 and gateway to the Grand Canyon. (FB D) Hotel: Grand Canyon Railway Hotel Day 3 | Williams | Grand Canyon Railway | Grand Canyon This morning, watch out for the infamous Cataract Creek Gang, as lowly a group of varmints that ever rode the range! Then, climb aboard the historic Grand Canyon Railway; pass through majestic Ponderosa Pines, the high desert and the Kaibab National Forest while hearing tall tales and folklore about the area. Keep your eye out for wildlife—it’s not uncommon to spot elk, mule deer and pronghorn antelope Grand Canyon Railway IT' S ICONIC PLACES Visits to Montezuma Castle, Grand Canyon National Park, Historic Cameron Trading Post, Kayenta, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. View Sedona. 18 NEVADA UTAH Zion National Park BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK 2 HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT 3,048 m. LAKE POWELL 2 Pioneer Adventures of the Old West 8 days – 1 Country Family Experiences From: Mojave Desert ARIZONA GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK 1 Navajo Country Painted Desert Grand Canyon Railway Monument Valley A$2095 (per person twin share) LAS VEGAS Includes: 7 nights’ accommodation (5 hotels). 7 full breakfasts. Kick-off Party with appetisers. 3 dinners (including buffet dinner, pizza dinner and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown (including standard train). All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 5. Code: DCPA WILLIAMS 1 Oak Creek Canyon Sedona Cocoino National Forest WAYS TO SAVE Triple room discount A$240 p.p Young traveller discount A$210 Quad room discount A$360 p.p Book and Pay Early Savings visit www.trafalgar.com or your Travel Agent for Early Payment Discounts Price per Person Price per Person Montezuma Castle National Monument CALIFORNIA Starts Phoenix 11 May Sun 18 May Sun 25 May Sun 1 Jun Sun 8 Jun Sun 15 Jun Sun 22 Jun Sun 6 Jul Sun Start End Number of overnight stays Sightseeing stops PHOENIX 1 SCOTTSDALE Ends Las Vegas 18 May Sun 25 May Sun 1 Jun Sun 8 Jun Sun 15 Jun Sun 22 Jun Sun 29 Jun Sun 13 Jul Sun Twin Share 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 Single Supp. Option 750 750 750 750 750 750 750 750 Starts Ends Phoenix Las Vegas 20 Jul Sun 27 Jul Sun 3 Aug Sun 10 Aug Sun 17 Aug Sun 24 Aug Sun 31 Aug Sun 7 Sep Sun 7 Sep Sun 14 Sep Sun 21 Sep Sun 28 Sep Sun 28 Sep Sun 5 Oct Sun Twin Share 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 Single Supp. Option 750 750 750 750 750 750 750 sauntering through this wild and woolly region. Nothing on earth can prepare you for the Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, more than 1.7 billion years in the making! With a A Local Expert, learn how the Grand Canyon was formed and examine rock samples from the colourful sedimentary layers formed as the sea washed in again and again. Join your Travel Director for an unforgettable walk along the rim. (FB) Hotel: National Park Lodges Day 4 | Grand Canyon | Monument Valley | Lake Powell (2 Nights) Ferde Grofe was so stunned by the spectacular beauty of the sunrise over the Grand Canyon, he composed his Grand Canyon Suite in 1931. But all you have to do is watch—and maybe whistle—in amazement as the skies glow and brighten with the coming day. Drive along Desert View Drive, featuring jaw-dropping views of the Grand Canyon, before entering Navajo Country. Here you can poke around the historic Cameron Trading Post and hunt for a great piece of Southwest Native American art. Visit the Code Talkers Exhibit in Kayenta. Learn how the Navajos were one of America’s greatest secret weapons in World War II and why GIs were ordered to protect the Wind Talkers with their lives. See why Monument Valley is a favourite location for movie directors. As you’re bouncing along the valley floor in an open-air vehicle, you can just imagine John Wayne leading the U.S. Cavalry on a ride along the magnificent mesas. Wrap up your exciting day at a lakeside resort tucked into the red rock at amazing Lake Powell. Kick off your boots and have some fun at a poolside pizza dinner! (FB D) Hotel: Lake Powell Resort & Marinas (Guaranteed Lake View Rooms) Day 5 | Lake Powell Free Time Enjoy a free day to roam the range. Optional activities include a fun float down the Colorado River, a cruise on spectacular Lake Powell to Antelope Canyon with views of Glen Canyon Dam. Or maybe dive into some of the many aquatic activities at Lake Powell Marina— the choice is yours! This afternoon, enjoy survival strategies of the desert wildlife of the Canyonlands. (FB) A Local Expert all about striking geology and a super cool slide show presentation by a Day 6 | Lake Powell | Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks (2 Nights) You’ll be awestruck by the towering cliffs and massive canyon walls of Zion Canyon. Riding the park’s shuttle, marvel at how the Virgin River cut through the sandstone to create one of Mother Nature’s most stupendous wonders. Enjoy hiking? There’s an easy trek to the Emerald Pools, where splendid views and waterfalls will make the family happier than a crowd of cowpokes at chow time. Leaving Zion, drive along the Mount Carmel Highway and watch out for more spectacular formations like the Great Arch of Zion and the distinctive Checkerboard Mesa. Arrive at magical Bryce Canyon for the last two nights of your Wild West adventure. (FB) Hotel: BW Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel Day 7 | Bryce Canyon National Park Sightseeing and Free Time Exploring Bryce Canyon is like entering a weird and eerie world, with sandstone spires called hoodoos creating a landscape that is a playground for the imagination. Explore the rim of a great amphitheatre stopping at various look-outs to snap pictures of fairytale castles, cathedrals, meandering trails and secret hideaways, all carved out of stone by Mother Nature. This afternoon you’re free to blaze your own trail. Later, put on your cowboy boots and Stetsons for a Western Farewell Dinner filled with good food and good fun. (FB FD) Day 8 | Bryce | Depart Las Vegas Travelling down through the scenic Virgin River Gorge, make your way into southern Nevada and to fabulous Las Vegas, where your adventures in the great West come to an end. A complimentary transfer takes you to Las Vegas International Airport, or if you’re extending your stay, to the Paris Las Vegas. Please do not schedule flights before 6:30 p.m. (FB) TRIP NOTES WiFi: See page 55 for details. Treadright: See page 54 for details. 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. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$66 per person. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences. Bryce Nationa Park 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 19 Canyon Country Jamboree Some of nature’s finest work is laid out for this experience: blazing red sandstone cliffs, pink sand dunes, towering orange hoodoos, and incredible natural arches. It’s insider moments like… exploring the colourful alien landscape of the Arches National Park, and seeing how plants and animals have adapted to the Colorado Plateau with the help of our local naturalist, like the lichen that form a living crust on the desert floor. Following the footsteps of John Wayne and Rock Hudson to Red Cliffs Lodge, on our stay at this rustic working ranch, and sitting down to a Cowboy Cookout in awe-inspiring scenery, it’s easy to see why the lodge has been the star of the big screen so many times. Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park IT'S TRAVEL BEYOND THE EXPECTED Day 1 | Arrive Las Vegas Welcome to exciting Las Vegas! After settling in at your hotel, explore the famous Las Vegas Strip, do some shopping or take a refreshing dip in the pool. Tonight, gather with your Travel Director and fellow adventurers at 6 p.m. for a Kick-Off Party at the hotel. (KP) Hotel: Tropicana Las Vegas Day 2 | Las Vegas | Zion National Park (2 Nights) Depart the glittering oasis of Sin City for the Valley of Fire, named for its red sandstone formations. This is Nevada’s oldest and largest state park. Continue on to the gorgeous wonderland that is Zion National Park. Inside the park, marvel at the graceful slot canyons, towering cliffs and awe-inspiring monoliths, all carved out of the orange sandstone over the course of 200 million years. On to the Zion Canyon Giant Screen Theater to see the film Zion Canyon Treasure of the Gods. The theatre’s screen is the largest in Utah and one of the largest in the world measuring 60 feet (18 metres) high and 82 feet (24 metres) across. After the film, enjoy dinner with your travelling companions. (FB D) Hotel: BW Zion Park Inn Day 3 | Zion National Park Sightseeing and Free Time Take the entire day to immerse yourself in the beauty of Zion. Begin with a guided naturalist walk with a A Local Expert, and be amazed at the otherworldly Zion Canyon. Later, enjoy time on your own to hike the park, wander trails or use the park shuttle to explore further. Stretch your legs on a leisurely stroll along the Virgin River up to the Temple of Sinawava to peek at the start of the Zion Narrows slot canyon or hike up to the three Emerald Pools. Spot some of the more than 200 species of birds that call the park home. Or join a park ranger on one of the many daily programs to learn more. (FB) Day 4 | Zion National Park | Bryce Canyon National Park Leaving behind the splendour of Zion, head into the scenic area of Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. A photographer’s delight, the dunes of warm, pink sand is also a favourite place Moab Hummer IT' S ICONIC PLACES Visits to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Anasazi State Park, the Waterpocket Fold at Capitol Reef National Park, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park and Moab. 20 HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT 2,530 m. Canyon Country Jamboree 9 days – 1 Country Family Experiences From: NEVADA UTAH Arches National Park A$2425 (per person twin share) GRAND JUNCTION TORREY BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK ZION NATIONAL PARK 2 1 3 MOAB Includes: 8 nights’ accommodation (1 Authentic Accommodation and 4 hotels). 8 full breakfasts. Kick-off Party with appetisers. 4 dinners (3 three course dinners and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown. All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 5. COLORADO Code: DCYN 1 Capitol Reef National Park Canyonlands National Park WAYS TO SAVE Triple room discount A$215 p.p Young traveller discount A$243 Quad room discount A$320 p.p Book and Pay Early Savings visit www.trafalgar.com or your Travel Agent for Early Payment Discounts Price per Person Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument 1 Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park Price per Person LAS VEGAS ARIZONA Start End Number of overnight stays Sightseeing stops NEW MEXICO Ends Starts Grand Las Vegas Junction 5 Jun Thu 13 Jun Fri 26 Jun Thu 4 Jul Fri 31 Jul Thu 8 Aug Fri Twin Share 2425 2425 2425 Single Supp. Option 850 850 850 Ends Starts Grand Las Vegas Junction 26 Aug Tue 3 Sep Wed 11 Sep Thu 19 Sep Fri 25 Sep Thu 3 Oct Fri Twin Share 2425 2425 2425 Single Supp. Option 850 850 850 TRIP NOTES WiFi: See page 55 for details. to ride off-road vehicles. Continue the journey into Bryce Canyon National Park, home to the world’s largest concentration of hoodoos, those towering limestone spires that seem to rise majestically from the desert floor. From the rim of the amphitheatre, gaze down upon thousands of pink, orange and yellow pinnacles, the result of millions of years of erosion. You may even spot one of the park’s bristlecone pines, the world’s longest-living trees! This evening, gather with your travelling compadres for a Western dinner and show. (FB D) Hotel: BW Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel Day 5 | Bryce Canyon National Park | Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument | Torrey This morning, depart Bryce Canyon for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, which spans eons of time and is a territory of multi-coloured cliffs, plateaus, mesas, buttes, pinnacles, and canyons. The tilted terraces of the Staircase step up in great technicolour cliffs of vermilion, white, gray and pink. Next visit Anasazi State Park, sheltering the ruins of an ancient Native American village, one of the largest Ancestral Puebloan communities found west of the Colorado River. Head to Torrey this evening, travelling scenic Highway 12, and wander the quaint town’s shops and galleries. (FB) Hotel: BW Capitol Reef Resort Day 6 | Torrey | Capitol Reef National Park | Moab (3 Nights) Travelling through the heart of red rock country, arrive in Capitol Reef National Park. See cliffs, canyons, domes, and bridges in the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic monocline (a wrinkle on the earth) extending almost 100 miles (160 kilometres). The area has been a homeland to people for thousands of years. Petroglyphs etched in rock walls and painted pictographs remain as sacred remnants of the ancient Indians’ saga. Then it’s onward to Moab. You’ll also see a naturalist presentation from a A Local Expert on the ecology of the southwestern desert. Your hotel tonight is the Red Cliffs Lodge, an A Authentic Accommodation. The ranch includes both the lodge and a museum, which documents the history of this hotel. In the late 40s the legendary John Ford discovered the rugged beauty of Moab’s Canyonlands and filmed the first of many movies here. The first major motion pictures filmed in the Moab area were set on the Red Cliffs Ranch. End your day’s journey with a cowboy cookout at the lodge. (FB D) Hotel: Red Cliffs Lodge A Authentic Accommodation Day 7 | Moab | Arches National Park | Canyonlands National Park In magnificent Arches National Park, the wind and rain have eroded the sandstone into more than 2,000 natural arches; wander through a kaleidoscope of geologic time as you watch the morning light play upon the ancient, multicoloured stone. Discover the destinations Canyonlands National Park has to offer. From scenic overlooks at the Island in the Sky, to the remote canyons of the Maze, to the thunderous rapids of Cataract Canyon, a lifetime of exploration awaits. Explore the shops and outfitters in Moab before returning to your lodge overlooking the river. If you’re feeling adventurous this evening, take an optional jetboat ride along the Colorado River with dinner included. (FB) Day 8 | Moab Sightseeing and Free Time Start the day with an exhilarating Hummer ride along the steep and slick rock climbing to the top of spectacular Moab overlooks. This offroad adventure is sure to create memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy the rest of the day on your own. Lounge by the river, play some horseshoes or take a hike. Horse-back ride along trails made famous by John Wayne. If you’d rather stay indoors, visit the on-site, award-winning winery for a tasting or browse the museum displaying early cowboy ranching and local movie memorabilia. Tonight, enjoy an exclusive Farewell Dinner where your host welcomes you at a sand beach along the Colorado River, with the fading sunlight framing towering red sandstone cliffs above. (FB FD) Day 9 | Moab | Depart Grand Junction This morning, say goodbye to your newfound friends and travel to Grand Junction where your journey comes to an end at the airport or extend your stay at Red Cliffs Lodge. Please do not schedule any flights before 1 p.m. (FB) 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. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$74 per person. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences. Authentic Accommodation Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab, Utah Step back in time at our A Authentic Accommodation, truly a treasure of the West, featuring dramatic ceilings, natural wood-paneled walls, rustic log furniture, hand-finished Mexican tile floors and a museum displaying a combination of early cowboy ranching and local movie memorabilia. Rodeo 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 21 Rockies Thrills & Glacier Chills This is an exhilarating family experience – glacier rides, white water rafting, hiking and biking are joined by visits to a Native American Village, an 1860s roadhouse, hoodoos and Lake Louise. It’s insider moments like… seeing the smiles etched across your family’s faces after splashing down the mighty Athabasca River. It’s meeting a Mountie who’ll tell you how the lawless frontier was tamed, and getting to know an athlete at Calgary’s Winter Olympic Park. And it’s finding out how the great elk, moose and bear all thrive together in the Rockies from our specialist Kirsten, as she shares her fun insights into the wildlife that roams Jasper National Park. Canadian Rockies IT'S TRAVEL BEYOND THE EXPECTED Day 1 | Arrive Vancouver Get ready for a thrilling adventure with your family and friends in the eye-popping Coast Mountains and Canadian Rockies, combining spectacular natural wonders with river rafting, canoeing, hiking and more. Check into your hotel and get settled. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow adventurers for a festive Kick-off Party. (KP) Hotel: Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel Day 2 | Vancouver | Sea-to-Sky Highway | Whistler Start your morning with a brief city tour of vibrant Vancouver including Gastown, Chinatown and Stanley Park. Then, travel the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler. Upon arrival, enjoy some free time before choosing from two options this afternoon: head out on a guided two-hour bike tour through this popular summer outdoor mecca, or visit the BC Aboriginal Culture Centre to learn about two distinctly different First Nations of British Columbia. Then, hold your breath when you look more than 1,300 feet (395 metres) straight down from the world’s highest and longest gondola ride, the Peak 2 Peak Alpine Experience between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. This evening, stroll around Whistler Village and enjoy a Regional Meal at a local restaurant. (FB RM) Hotel: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa Canadian Royal Mounted Police IT'S ICONIC PLACES Orientations of Vancouver and quaint Banff. Visit the BC Aboriginal Culture Centre in Whistler, Cache Creek, Jasper and Banff National Parks and ride aboard an Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier. White-water raft on Athabasca River. View Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains from a gondola ride, and Peyto Lake and Lake Louise. Scenic drives on Sea-to-Sky and Icefields Highways. 22 HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT 2,285 m. ALBERTA BRITISH COLUMBIA Cache Creek 1 KAMLOOPS 1 WHISTLER Rockies Thrills & Glacier Chills 8 days – 1 Country Family Experiences From: JASPER 2 yM ck Ro n ou ta Jasper National Park A$2575 (per person twin share) Athabasca Glacier Iceﬁelds Columbia Iceﬁeld Parkway Ban N.P. Lake Louise 2 BANFF CALGARY Triple room discount 1 Includes: 7 nights’ accommodation (5 hotels). 7 full breakfasts. Kick-off Party with appetisers. 3 dinners (including Regional Meal, three course dinner and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown. All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 5. ins Code: DRMF A$225 p.p A$275 p.p WAYS TO SAVE Quad room discount A$325 p.p Sea-to-Sky Highway 1 VANCOUVER 1 9 Day Option Calgary Stampede CALGARY OPTION Triple room discount (Stampede departures) Young traveller discount A$258 Quad room discount (Stampede departures) A$400 p.p Book and Pay Early Savings visit www.trafalgar.com or your Travel Agent for Early Payment Discounts Price per Person Price per Person MONTANA Start End Number of overnight stays Sightseeing stops WASHINGTON IDAHO in the Rocky Mountains. Ride out on the massive Athabasca Glacier ice sheet aboard a specially designed Ice Explorer and learn amazing facts about glaciers and their impact on the environment. Travel on to Banff National Park for another peak experience. As you step out at Bow Summit, the highest point on the Columbia Icefield, marvel at the turquoise colour of glacier-fed Peyto Lake below. Travel on to the ultimate postcard-setting, Lake Louise, where you can do some chillin’ on your own—maybe paddle your own canoe across the emerald clear waters or take a leisurely hike along the shore. Tonight, settle into the welcoming mountain community of Banff. (FB) Hotel: Banff Park Lodge Day 7 | Banff Sightseeing and Free Time Strike out on your own this morning with an optional helicopter flight over Mount Assiniboine. Then, get going with one Rocky Mountain high after another. View beautiful Bow Falls, majestic Tunnel Mountain Drive, Surprise Corner and Sulphur Mountain. Play a game of “What creature do you see?” as you spot the whimsical hoodoos overlooking Bow Valley. Afterward, learn about the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police during a “Meet a Mountie” A Local Expert presentation. This afternoon, you can opt to put on your boots and bandanas for some spectacular horseback riding, following the trail along the Bow River and hanging on to your hat at the Windy Knoll Viewpoint. Tonight, join the gang at a Farewell Dinner pizza night with a rousing game of bowling celebrating this high-scoring family experience. (FB FD) Day 8 | Banff | Depart Calgary Descend from the glorious Canadian Rockies and stop at Calgary’s Canada Olympic Park, site of the 1988 Winter Olympics. Enjoy a discussion with a A Local Expert, one of the young athletes in training, and browse the Olympic Hall of Fame and Museum. Take a complimentary transfer to Calgary International Airport or to the Delta Bow Valley hotel in Calgary if you are extending your stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 3 p.m. (FB) l Starts Ends Vancouver Calgary 14 Jun Sat 21 Jun Sat 21 Jun Sat 28 Jun Sat 5 Jul Sat 19 Jul Sat 13 Jul Sun 26 Jul Sat Twin Share 2575 2575 2995 2575 Single Supp. Option 850 850 1025 850 Starts Vancouver 2 Aug Sat 16 Aug Sat 23 Aug Sat Ends Calgary 9 Aug Sat 23 Aug Sat 30 Aug Sat Twin Share 2575 2575 2575 2575 Single Supp. Option 850 850 850 850 Day 3 | Whistler | Cache Creek | Kamloops Leave Whistler and the Coast Mountains and step back in time with a visit to historic Hat Creek Ranch. Interpreters in period clothing bring alive the fascinating tales of this 1860s roadhouse, which catered to miners and wagon trains. Stroll through the apple orchard, view the antique farming equipment and explore the ranch buildings. Walk along beautiful Hat Creek to the native village of the Shuswap Nation where members share their captivating culture. Continue to Kamloops and check into your hotel. Tonight, rally your buddies for a fun-filled evening of miniature golf. (FB) Hotel: The Thompson Hotel Day 4 | Kamploops | Jasper National Park (2 Nights) Travel into the majestic Rocky Mountains, via the scenic Yellowhead Highway. Stop for a knock-out view of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Upon arriving in Jasper, you and your family will face two thrilling choices—either get splashed on a rip-roaring white water rafting adventure on the mighty Athabasca River or take a gentle float trip on calmer waters. Whichever you choose, you’ll marvel at the magnificent landscapes of Jasper National Park. (FB D) Hotel: Chateau Jasper Day 5 | Jasper National Park Free Time Spend today rockin’ the Rockies as you like, or choose from optional outdoor activities. Your family members may take a scenic cruise on the pristine Maligne Lake or if they want to don their hiking boots for a guided alpine walk for “oohing and aahing” beneath the splendour of Mount Edith Cavell. There’s plenty of time for both! Tonight, enjoy a fun presentation on the park’s wildlife with a A Local Expert. (FB) Day 6 | Jasper | Icefields Parkway | Lake Louise | Banff National Park (2 Nights) Now that you’ve done some thrillin’, time to start the chillin’ as you travel along the stunning Icefields Parkway and the amazing Columbia Icefield, the largest reservoir of ice and snow 20 Sep Sat 27 Sep Sat l Rockies Thrills & Glacier Chills with Calgary Stampede (DSRF). These departures feature one night in Calgary at the Delta Bow Valley with entry to the Calgary Stampede. 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. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$66 per person. Option to pre-pay gratuities per person for Travel Director and Driver (Canada’s Rockies & Rockies Mountaineer with Calgary Stampede). A$71 Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences. Rockies Thrills & Glacier Chills with Calgary Stampede Ref: DSRF Yeehah! Hightail it down to the world’s largest rodeo and cheer on the world’s best rodeo athletes showing off their best cowboy skills and check out the awesome live bands, great barbecue, amazing exhibits and fabulous fireworks. Day 1 to Day 7 These days will operate as shown on Rockies Thrills & Glacier Chills Days 1-7. Day 8 Calgary Stampede Depart Banff this morning and you’re off to the Calgary Stampede, the “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” Your all-day tickets include reserved seating at rodeo events and admission to the Stampede Park. Tonight, watch the Stampede’s amazing Chuckwagon Races. End the day with the Grandstand Show musical extravaganza and fireworks! (FB) Hotel: Delta Bow Valley 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 Day 9 Depart Calgary Take a complimentary transfer to Calgary International Airport. (FB) 23 California Dreamin’ This exciting trip combines San Francisco, tales of Sierra Navada’s Gold Rush, views of the great California coastline and an interactive visit to Yosemite. It’s insider moments like… enjoying a freshly made fortune cookie on a visit to a tiny factory in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Hearing our nature historian at Yosemite National Park dispel myths about the black bear, with insights into this solitary animal’s behaviour. It’s entering the Monterey Bay Aquarium before it even opens – so your children can quiz staff about marine life on this exclusive behind-the-scenes tour. And roasting s’mores round the bonfire, at a classic beach party barbeque in Monterey. San Francisco IT'S TRAVEL BEYOND THE EXPECTED Day 1 | Arrive San Francisco (2 Nights) Welcome to the City by the Bay! Take your complimentary transfer to the hotel, perfectly situated right on the Embarcadero waterfront. Gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow adventure-seekers for a Kick-off Party at 6 p.m. (KP) Hotel: Hyatt Regency San Francisco Day 2 | San Francisco Sightseeing and Free Time Let’s see if you’ll leave your heart in this great city! See the many city sights, including Pier 39’s sea lions, known as the “Sea Lebrities,” the “Painted Ladies” of Alamo Square and so much more! One of the most exciting spots in town is the California Academy of Sciences—an aquarium, a planetarium and a natural history museum all rolled into one. You’ll be among the 40,000 creatures that creep, crawl, fly, slither, waddle and swim in this one-of-a-kind museum. Dinner this evening is a delicious Chinese banquet Regional Meal in Chinatown. But first, explore the many alleys and stop by the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory. You’re in luck— these famous A Local Specialities are as fresh as they come! (FB RM) Day 3 | San Francisco | Sacramento | Lake Tahoe Head toward Sacramento and the California State Railroad Museum. Tour the 21 meticulously restored locomotives and cars and numerous exhibits illustrating how railroads shaped people’s lives, the economy, and the unique culture of California and the West. Later, continue to Lake Tahoe, where you’ll be treated to heavenly views from the Lake Tahoe Gondola. Save some pixels on that camera, because coming up is the 9,123 foot-high (2,781 metre) observation platform on The Deck. (FB) Hotel: Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel at Heavenly Day 4 | Lake Tahoe | Mono Lake | Yosemite National Park (2 Nights) Now it’s time to venture to another planet—or at least a place that looks like another planet. Mono Lake seems to come from another place, thanks to its odd-looking limestone formations called “tufa towers.” Learn about the lake’s history at the Mono Lake Visitor Center and get interesting accounts about its history, geology and rich birdlife from an expert naturalist. Next, travel over the Tioga Pass (weather Monterey Bay Aquarium IT' S ICONIC PLACES City Tour in San Francisco. Scenic Drive along 17-Mile Drive. Visits to Sacramento Rail Museum, Lake Tahoe, Mono Lake, Yosemite National Park, Salinas Valley, Carmel, Monterey Bay Aquarium and Roaring Camp. 24 CALIFORNIA Tahoe National Forest Sacramento HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT 3,048 m. California Dreamin’ 8 days – 1 Country Family Experiences From: NEVADA A$2525 (per person twin share) LAKE TAHOE Tioga Pass 1 Includes: 7 nights’ accommodation (4 hotels). 7 full breakfasts. Kick-off Party with appetisers. 3 dinners (including 2 Regional Meals and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown. All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 5. Code: DANF 2 SAN FRANCISCO 2 Mono Lake WAYS TO SAVE Triple room discount A$220 p.p Quad room discount A$330 p.p Book and Pay Early Savings visit www.trafalgar.com or your Travel Agent for Early Payment Discounts Price per Person Paciﬁc Ocean Roaring Camp San Joaquin Valley YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Sierra Nevada Mountains Young traveller discount A$253 Price per Person Monterey Bay 17-Mile Drive Carmel 2 Salinas Valley Starts San Francisco 20 Jun Fri 4 Jul Fri 11 Jul Fri 18 Jul Fri Ends San Francisco 27 Jun Fri 11 Jul Fri 18 Jul Fri 25 Jul Fri Twin Share 2525 2525 2525 2525 Single Supp. Option 850 850 850 850 Starts Ends San San Francisco Francisco 22 Aug Fri 29 Aug Fri 5 Sep Fri 19 Sep Fri 3 Oct Fri 12 Sep Fri 26 Sep Fri 10 Oct Fri Twin Share 2525 2525 2525 2525 Single Supp. Option 850 850 850 850 MONTEREY Start End Number of overnight stays Sightseeing stops permitting) to Yosemite National Park. Gather ‘round a A Local Expert and learn about the park’s famous black bears and why you’d better not leave out any picnic baskets. (FB) Hotel: Yosemite View Lodge Day 5 | Yosemite National Park Sightseeing and Free Time A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Yosemite National Park is awesome! You and your wideeyed compadres are introduced to Yosemite Valley’s most famous icons as you ride aboard a private open-air tram while a Park Ranger gives you the scoop on the park’s history, geology, and plant and animal life. Be sure to take the easy hike to the Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in the United States. This afternoon is free to pursue your own interests! You might want to take a bike ride on 12 miles (20 kilometres) of paved trail, rent a raft for a float down the Merced River or attend one of the many ranger presentations offered daily. Your Travel Director will be on hand to help you plan your day! This evening, after a yummy Regional Meal barbecue, enjoy gooey s’mores around the campfire. (FB RM) Day 6 | Yosemite | Salinas Valley | Carmel | Monterey (2 Nights) Head west today into Salinas Valley, also known as the “Salad Bowl of the World,” where you join an agricultural education tour with a A Local Expert to discover what makes Monterey County the number one vegetable growing region in the world. Later, when approaching the breathtaking California coast, look out for the Lone Cypress Tree along 17-Mile Drive, a stunning coastline rich in marine life and beautiful mansions. Drive along the top-ranked Pebble Beach Golf Links and wonder how anyone can focus on their swing with such amazing views to distract them! Spend some free time exploring the village of Carmel, where quaint cottages look like they’ve been plucked from the pages of a storybook. Travel on to Monterey, where John Steinbeck’s life and work come alive at Cannery Row and Fisherman’s Wharf. (FB) Hotel: The Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay Day 7 | Monterey Sightseeing and Free Time There’s something special in store for you today—a private behind-the-scenes look at the Monterey Bay Aquarium! Before the aquarium even opens, this exciting tour gives you a chance to interact with staff and see the marine life in a whole new way. Afterward, enjoy free time to take in the aquarium’s various exhibits at your own pace. Discover the Giant Octopus which, in the open ocean, can grow up to 30 feet (9 metres) long and weigh nearly 600 pounds (272 kilograms); the Kelp Forest, one of the tallest aquarium exhibits in the world; the stunning one-million gallon Outer Bay, home to giant tunas, sharks and turtles; or maybe explore the ocean at Splash Zone, where you can dive into a kelp forest and see sharks and penguins. After departing the aquarium, you have a choice of included activities—you might take a kayak for a paddle on Monterey Bay or hop on a bicycle and pedal from Cannery Row to the Pacific Grove Lighthouse! Tonight, gather up the gang and head to the beach for a Farewell Dinner complete with grass huts, tiki torches and a roaring bonfire. Enjoy a scrumptious barbecue and ice cream sundae bar, followed by delectable s’mores and games of beach volleyball and bocce! (FB FD) Day 8 | Monterey | Roaring Camp | Depart San Francisco Heading inland towards the Santa Cruz Mountains, arrive at Roaring Camp, the coolest train depot this side of the Mississippi. Ride into the past aboard an authentic narrowgauge steam train that takes you over trestles and through towering California Redwood groves. Along the way, conductors narrate the history of the railroad and surrounding giants of the forest. As the train hisses to a stop, it’s time to disembark into the 21st century and conclude your amazing California adventure. A complimentary transfer will take you to San Francisco International Airport and, for guests extending their stay, back to the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco. Please do not schedule any flights before 4:30 p.m. (FB) TRIP NOTES WiFi: See page 55 for details. 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. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$66 per person. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences. Yosemite National Park 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 25 Trails of Liberty Exciting moments in US history are uncovered, from the Declaration of Independence to the Battle of Gettysburg and the first English settlement, in this East Coast family encounter. It’s insider moments like… standing in the very spots where history was made, while our local historian’s stories reveal all – like why the Liberty Bell cracked and how the Battle of Gettysburg was won. Our local Shenandoah storyteller transports you to a world of myth and legend, while our Amish expert leaves most questioning how their own family would cope without TV. And you won’t need to wonder if they could cope without chocolate, as you get to pick out your favourite treats to create your own candy bar at Hershey’s Chocolate World. Washington D.C. IT'S TRAVEL BEYOND THE EXPECTED Day 1 | Arrive Washington, D.C. (2 Nights) Ghosts and heroes, ammunition and battle strategies, chocolate making and barbecue— you’re sure to have a blast as history comes alive on this patriotic adventure! Check into your hotel and then set out on your own to explore the nation’s capital. At 6 p.m. gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Kick-off Party. (KP) Hotel: Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel Day 2 | Washington, D.C. Sightseeing and Free Time Join a A Local Expert for a tour of the capital and all its famous landmarks. View the Washington Monument, the National Mall, the Capitol and the White House. You’ll be awed as you walk right up to the Lincoln Memorial and World War II Memorial. Visit Arlington National Cemetery and hear all about the final resting place of the nation’s heroes. You get the rest of the afternoon to explore wherever you want. Maybe visit one of the world’s greatest museums—the Smithsonian Institution; check out the space vehicles at the National Air and Space Museum or look up at the bellies of the gigantic dinosaurs at the Museum of Natural History, just for starters. Tonight, enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant. (FB D) Day 3 | Washington, D.C. | Philadelphia Sightseeing and Free Time Follow in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin, the great inventor and statesman, as you travel to Philadelphia. Stop at the Reading Terminal Market, an old train shed opened in 1892 that now houses a huge marketplace and food stands serving up yummy local delights. With so many choices, you may need a while to decide which treats you want to try— maybe dig into an authentic Philly Cheesesteak or a piping hot Pennsylvania Dutch apple dumpling. Continue on to the Independence National Historic Park and visit the National Constitution Center. Ever wonder why the Liberty Bell cracked? You’ll find out when you visit the giant bell on display in its own pavilion. View Independence Hall where Franklin and the other founding fathers started the country’s favourite national holiday with the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. US Constitution IT' S ICONIC PLACES City Tour of Washington, D.C. Visit Arlington Cemetery, Philadelphia, Amish Country, Hershey, Gettysburg, Shenandoah National Park, Charlottesville, Williamsburg, Jamestown and Mount Vernon. 26 PENNSYLVANIA GETTYSBURG 1 Hershey HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT 1,036 m. Trails of Liberty 8 days – 1 Country Family Experiences From: PHILADELPHIA Lancaster County 1 A$2195 (per person twin share) MARYLAND WEST VIRGINIA Blue Ridge Mountains NEW JERSEY 2 WASHINGTON D.C. Includes: 7 nights’ accommodation (5 hotels). 7 full breakfasts. 2 lunches. Kick-off Party with appetisers. 4 dinners (including Regional Meal, 2 three course dinners and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown. All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 5. Code: DTLF Mount Vernon 1 SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK Charlottesville DELAWARE Triple room discount A$175 p.p WAYS TO SAVE Quad room discount A$275 p.p Book and Pay Early Savings visit www.trafalgar.com or your Travel Agent for Early Payment Discounts Price per Person Young traveller discount A$220 Price per Person VIRGINIA Start End Number of overnight stays Sightseeing stops Starts Washington, D.C 31 May Sat Ends Washington, D.C 7 Jun Sat Twin Share 2195 2195 2195 2195 Single Supp. Option 625 625 625 625 Starts Ends Washington, Washington, D.C D.C 9 Aug Sat 16 Aug Sat 23 Aug Sat 30 Aug Sat 13 Sep Sat 20 Sep Sat 20 Sep Sat 27 Sep Sat Twin Share 2195 2195 2195 2195 Single Supp. Option 625 625 625 625 2 WILLIAMSBURG Atlantic Ocean 14 Jun Sat 21 Jun Sat 28 Jun Sat 5 Jul Sat 12 Jul Sat 19 Jul Sat Jamestown The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore the friendly “City of Brotherly Love.” (FB) Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia – Historic District Day 4 | Philadelphia | Lancaster County | Hershey | Gettysburg Set out this morning for the rolling countryside of Lancaster County. Learn about an entirely different way of life without technology as you ride back in time aboard a horse-drawn wagon and learn about the traditional lifestyle of the Amish with a A Local Expert. Then, be treated to an Amish family-style lunch. Travel on to yet another world—Hershey’s Chocolate World that is—where you’ll learn the chocolate making process and everyone will get to try their hand at this A Local Speciality and make their own customised chocolate candy bars! Tonight, remember Abraham Lincoln as you settle into historic Gettysburg. Enjoy a historical Regional Meal at the “most haunted” 19th century Farnsworth House Inn with a special guest. (FB L RM) Hotel: Wyndham Gettysburg Day 5 | Gettysburg | Shenandoah National Park “Four score and seven years ago,” Gettysburg was one of the most important battlegrounds in the Civil War where President Lincoln gave his remarkable Gettysburg Address. Tour the battlefield with a A Local Expert and be amazed by the greatest collection of Civil War relics at the US$135 million Gettysburg National Military Park Museum. Then, leave the war behind and travel into the peaceful mountains to Shenandoah National Park. Walk with a guide who will teach you about the history, wildlife and native plants in the park. After a hearty barbecue dinner, settle in around a crackling bonfire and listen to a local storyteller bring the legends of Shenandoah to life. Then, challenge your fellow travellers in a contest to see who can toast the ultimate golden marshmallow for the best s’more ever. (FB D) Hotel: Skyland Resort Day 6 | Shenandoah | Charlottesville | Williamsburg (2 Nights) Oh Shenandoah…Too bad we have to say farewell so soon. Roll on down picturesque Skyline Drive as you head on over to Charlottesville for a Southern lunch at historic Michie Tavern and get a peek into 18th century tavern life. Continue on to Williamsburg, the early Colonial capital. This evening, don’t be spooked when you walk by candlelight with a storyteller narrating the ghostly legends of the “Hauntings of Williamsburg.” (FB L) Hotel: The Williamsburg Hotel Day 7 | Jamestown and Colonial Williamsburg Sightseeing Hear ye, Hear ye! Get up and get going to visit Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America. With the insight of your guide, you’ll find out how rough life was for the early colonists when they came to America in 1607. History comes alive as you meet costumed characters and walk through the life-size recreations of the colonists’ crude fort, explore the mock-up Native American Powhatan village and climb aboard a replica of one of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia. Then, fast forward to the 18th century to spend the rest of the day in Colonial Williamsburg, Britain’s largest colony in the New World from 1699 to 1780. Get in the spirit along Gloucester Street where townspeople in character go about their daily lives in faithfully restored shops, taverns and homes. Tonight, feast on a Farewell Dinner with your newfound friends. (FB FD) Day 8 | Williamsburg | Mount Vernon | Depart Washington, D.C. Be assured that George Washington really did sleep here with this morning’s visit to Mount Vernon, the home and final resting place of George Washington. Kids, search for clues to solve the nine different puzzles with the special map you will receive as you tour the mansion and gardens, walk along the forest trail and meet the farm animals. Return to Washington, D.C. where your journey ends with a complimentary transfer to the airport or to the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel for guests extending their stay. Please do not schedule flights before 6 p.m. from Ronald Reagan National Airport or 7 p.m. from Dulles International Airport. (FB) 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. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$66 per person. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences. Members Reenacting Battles 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 27 Adventures in the Wild Northwest This escapade sees you zipping over sand dunes, walking over the Golden Gate Bridge, flashing down the Rogue River, exploring tide pools and learning about the notorious Ring-of-Fire. It’s insider moments like… the gentle glow of hanging lanterns as you watch glass-blowing artisans at work while dining on regional produce with the studio owner before trying your hand at the delicate art. Listening to Harvest Moon spin tales of her Native American tribe at Olympic National Park, you hear about a past life in the ‘long house’ when tribal women would weave baskets and recite the legends of their people. And exploring the majestic Hoh Rainforest and the luminous beauty of the Hall of Mosses, backdrop to pop-culture favourite Twilight. Redwood National Park IT'S TRAVEL BEYOND THE EXPECTED Day 1 | Arrive San Francisco Welcome to San Francisco! After checking in at your hotel, enjoy a real San Francisco treat and dive into exploring on your own at nearby Pier 39, the famed marketplace filled with shops, attractions and street performers angling for oohs, aahs and cheers from the crowd. Be sure to visit the ‘Sea Lebrities’, the pier’s resident sea lion population. At 6 p.m., get together at the hotel with your fellow adventurers and Travel Director at a festive Kick-off Party. (KP) Hotel: Hyatt Regency San Francisco Day 2 | San Francisco | Eureka What better way to get a taste of San Francisco than by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the world’s most recognisable landmarks. If you and the family are up for a walk, grab your cameras and join your Travel Director for a stroll across this impressive feat of engineering. Learn all about the bridge and why it’s not painted gold—despite its name! Visit the Charles Schultz Museum, a charming reflection of the modest and much-loved cartoonist who created the Peanuts. Drive along the stunning Avenue of the Giants before arriving at Humboldt Redwoods State Park filled with some of the tallest trees you have ever seen! Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant tonight. (FB D) Hotel: Red Lion Hotel Day 3 | Eureka | Redwood National Park | Coos Bay This morning, view one of the most written about, and photographed Victorian houses in California, the Carson Mansion. Drive through Northern California’s Redwood National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with trees more than 1,000 years old and over 300 feet (90 metres) tall. Arrive in Coos Bay and enjoy the evening at leisure. (FB) Hotel: BW Plus Holiday Day 4 | Coos Bay | Oregon Dunes | Gleneden Beach (2 Nights) Gear up for the trip to Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, a natural wonder of endless shifting sand, unique tree islands and lots of interesting creatures. Hop in a dune buggy for an exhilarating ride up and down these expansive tracts of sand. Then stop at Heceta Head overlook and see the view of a beautiful 19th-century lighthouse that casts its beam out to sea, before continuing north to Gleneden Beach. (FB D) Hotel: Salishan Spa & Golf Resort Day 5 | Newport Sightseeing and Free Time Kick off your shoes, roll up your pants and wade in the Yaquina Head tide pools for a captivating search for hermit crabs, sea urchins, anemones, sea stars and even the occasional octopus! Your next look at sea life is even cooler, because you’re headed to the Oregon Coast Aquarium—named one of America’s “Most Awesome Aquariums” by Forbes magazine. Come face-to-face with sharks and bat rays in Passages of the Deep— an acrylic walk-through tunnel surrounded by water. With your free time this afternoon, maybe explore Newport’s historic waterfront Seattle IT' S ICONIC PLACES Orientation tours of San Francisco, Portland and Seattle. Visit the Golden Gate Bridge, Eureka, Redwood and Olympic National Parks, the Oregon Dunes, the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, the Visitor Center at Mount St. Helens and the Space Needle. Cruise along Puget Sound via ferry. See the famous lighthouse in Heceta Head. Scenic Drive along the Avenue of the Giants. 28 HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT 167 m. OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK 1 Ferry 2 SEATTLE Adventures in the Wild Northwest 11 days – 1 Country Family Experiences From: WASHINGTON Mount St. Helens Tillamook 2 A$2525 (per person twin share) PORTLAND GLENEDEN BEACH 2 Newport Oregon Dunes OREGON Redwood National Park IDAHO Includes: 10 nights’ accommodation (7 hotels). 10 full breakfasts. Kick-off Party with appetisers. 5 dinners (including Be My Guest, 3 three-course dinners and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 5. Code: DPNA Paciﬁc Ocean COOS BAY 1 WAYS TO SAVE Triple room discount A$280 p.p Young traveller discount A$325 Quad room discount A$435 p.p Book and Pay Early Savings visit www.trafalgar.com or your Travel Agent for Early Payment Discounts Price per Person Price per Person EUREKA 1 CALIFORNIA NEVADA Starts San Francisco 4 May Sun 25 May Sun Ends Seattle 14 May Wed 4 Jun Wed Twin Share 2525 2525 3095 3095 3250 Single Supp. Option 1125 1150 1150 1150 1250 Starts San Ends Francisco Seattle 27 Jul Sun 6 Aug Wed 10 Aug Sun 20 Aug Wed 31 Aug Sun 10 Sep Wed 7 Sep Sun 17 Sep Wed Twin Share 3250 3250 3175 3175 Single Supp. Option 1250 1250 1175 1175 Start End Number of overnight stays Sightseeing stops 1 SAN FRANCISCO 1 Jun Sun 11 Jun Wed 22 Jun Sun 2 Jul Wed 6 Jul Sun 16 Jul Wed or join an optional Sea Life Cruise; keep an eye out for sea life and marine birds as the onboard naturalist tells you all about your surroundings. (FB) Day 6 | Gleneden Beach | Tillamook | Portland (2 Nights) Better get moo-ving, because you’re travelling to Tillamook, a city synonymous with the dairy industry. Get the scoop about this A Local Speciality during a tour of the Tillamook Creamery and learn about dairy cows. Then you’ll be treated to a fresh waffle cone filled high with your choice from 35 delicious flavours of Tillamook Ice Cream. Next, journey to Portland, where you’ll enjoy an orientation city tour, complete with a stop at the International Rose Test Garden. This evening, discover the art of glass blowing. This experience is the best way to enjoy the excitement of playing with fire and melted glass. Enjoy a A Be My Guest dinner, overlooking the workshop, with your host at the factory tonight, and then try your hand at glass-blowing. (FB BG) Hotel: Portland Marriott City Center Day 7 | Portland Sightseeing Today you’ll discover some of Oregon’s most beautiful scenery along the historic Columbia River Highway. Stop at Crown Point and the Vista House for panoramic views of the river from 733 feet (223 metres) above. Vista House’s octagonal building with its copper dome is home to an interpretive display of historic and geologic points of interest in the Gorge. Onward to Multnomah Falls, the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States, and Oregon’s tallest! Stop at Bonneville Dam to view this historic dam and lock. Also learn about a fish ladder designed to allow salmon to navigate the Columbia River during spawning. Return to Portland and enjoy some free time. If you’re feeling adventurous, choose to take an optional jet boat ride. And if you’re still in the mood to explore, an optional walking tour including dinner is available this evening! (FB) Day 8 | Portland | Olympic National Park Visit the award-winning Mount St. Helens Visitor’s Center, dedicated to the active Ring-ofFire volcano that erupted in 1980. Learn about the legendary blast, an eruption so colossal that it spewed ash into 11 states, as you watch a reenactment of the event and experience interactive exhibits such as a step-in volcano model and working seismograph. Venture west to the rugged coast of Olympic National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve, the park contains three distinct ecosystems. Then meet Harvest Moon, a A Local Expert who shares with you the tribal legends and stories of the Quinault people who have long called the Pacific Northwest home. (FB D) Hotel: Quinault Lodge Day 9 | Olympic National Park | Seattle (2 Nights) Enter the beautiful Hoh Rainforest, one of the world’s few (as well as the largest) temperate rainforests and trek to the eerie “Hall of Mosses” with trees and branches dripping with moss. Then make a stop at dazzling Lake Crescent before leaving Olympic National Park. Sensational views of the Seattle skyline unfold before you as you make your way by ferry across Puget Sound into the Emerald City. Once ashore in this hip and vibrant town, stop at the historic Pike Place Market, the nation’s oldest farmers market, where the fish fly low—from one fishmonger’s hands to the next! Enjoy the evening at leisure to explore Seattle as you wish. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Seattle Day 10 | Seattle Sightseeing This morning, enjoy a visit to the EMP (Experience Music Project) Museum, a non-profit organisation dedicated to fostering the creativity that inspires contemporary pop culture. No visit to Seattle would be complete without making the trip to the top of the Space Needle, the iconic landmark of the great Pacific Northwest. After some down time, head to the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum featuring beautiful glass artwork by the same artist who created the famous glass ceiling at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. After a docent-led tour of the museum, join your newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner toasting to your exciting Northwest adventures! (FB FD) Day 11 | Depart Seattle Time to bid farewell to your fellow adventurers and take your complimentary transfer to Seattle International Airport or extend your stay in Seattle. (FB) 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. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$91 per person. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences. Heceta Head Lighthouse 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 29 Florida Fun ‘n’ Sun Cool Miami beach life, the thrifty chic of Tampa Bay, wildlife in the Everglades and the thrills of Disney World - this fun-filled family adventure has it all. It’s insider moments like… walking the streets of Little Havana with our resident guide to get the inside scoop on Cuban life in sizzling Miami. Another local character, restaurateur Jose Zelaya, invites you to share typical Cuban cuisine and explains how it helped shape his community. Keeping a watchful eye out for alligators, as you skim across the Everglades on an airboat. There are no worries about meeting them at Florida’s aquarium, when your family get behind-the-scenes with the staff after everyone else has gone home. Speed Boating IT'S TRAVEL BEYOND THE EXPECTED Day 1 | Arrive Miami (3 Nights) Welcome to Miami, where the summers sizzle and each winter the city becomes a mecca for actors, songwriters and high rollers. The spicy town is home to South Beach, the Art Deco District, world-renowned shopping, trendy nightlife and zesty Little Havana. Get settled at your beachfront hotel before joining your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions at 6 pm for a Kick-off Party at the hotel. (KP) Hotel: South Beach Marriott Walt Disney World stores, alongside cosy pavement café dining. This afternoon, embark on a walking tour in Little Havana with a A Local Expert. Later, the Cuban owner of a popular Little Havana restaurant welcomes you for a A Be My Guest experience. Adults may indulge in a glass of Sangria before tasting the Cuban influenced cuisine. After dinner and desert, revel in an invigorating and fun dance lesson. (FB BG) Day 3 | Miami Free Time Today is yours to do as you please in Miami. If being outdoors is up your alley, choose to explore Bayside Marketplace, take a cruise along Millionaire’s Row or soak up some sunshine out on Miami Beach. If you’d rather, enjoy a day of shopping at the Dolphin Mall, MiamiDade County’s most exciting and largest retail Day 2 | Miami Free Time & Sightseeing This morning, enjoy time to explore South Beach, with its world-famous Art Deco style architecture, or cruise along Lincoln Avenue, one of the finest open-air shopping experiences, known as the “Fifth Avenue of the South.” Breezy walkways lure shoppers from haute boutiques to top fashion IT' S ICONIC PLACES Visit Little Havana in Miami, The Everglades, The Florida Aquarium, Busch Gardens in Tampa, Disneyland®, Universal or Seaworld in Orlando. View the Saturday Market of Ybor City. 30 Florida Fun ‘n’ Sun ORLANDO 3 10 days – 1 Country Family Experiences From: NEW 2014 A$3095 (per person twin share) Busch Gardens Theme Park 3 Orlando Theme Park TAMPA FLORIDA Includes: 9 nights’ accommodation (3 hotels). 9 full breakfasts. Kick-off Party with appetisers. 4 dinners (including Be My Guest, Regional Meal, three course dinner and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown. All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 5. Code: DFFS WAYS TO SAVE Triple room discount A$270 p.p Young traveller discount A$338 Quad room discount A$370 p.p Book and Pay Early Savings visit www.trafalgar.com or your Travel Agent for Early Payment Discounts Price per Person Price per Person The Everglades Start End Number of overnight stays Sightseeing stops MIAMI 3 Starts Ends Miami Orlando 25 Feb Tue 6 Mar Thu 15 Apr Tue 24 Apr Thu 24 Jun Tue 3 Jul Thu 8 Jul Tue 22 Jul Tue 17 Jul Thu 31 Jul Thu 11 Sep Thu Twin Share 3375 3375 3095 3095 3095 3095 Single Supp. Option 1275 1275 995 995 995 995 Starts Miami 7 Oct Tue Ends Orlando 16 Oct Thu Twin Share 3095 3595 3450 3375 3375 Single Supp. Option 995 1275 1275 1275 1275 H 23 Dec Tue 1 Jan Thu H 30 Dec Tue 8 Jan Thu 2015 13 Jan Tue 22 Jan Thu 10 Feb Tue 19 Feb Thu value shopping centre. Kids and adults, alike, are sure to be amused as the mall blends the hottest concepts in themed entertainment and dining with an unparalleled offering of more than 240 value-oriented stores. Count on a diverse selection of stores for all sorts of interests. (FB) Day 4 | Miami | The Everglades | Tampa (3 Nights) Say adios to Miami and travel across the state to Tampa on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Along the way, stop for a super exciting airboat adventure through the Everglades, catching glimpses of endangered wildlife as you skim across the glassy water. Let your spirit soar, viewing wildlife and nature in its natural habitat. This afternoon, explore the Miramar Outlets, a fun outdoor shopping experience, or simply relax by the hotel swimming pool. (FB) Hotel: InterContinental Tampa Day 5 | Tampa Sightseeing Known as Tampa’s Latin Quarter for over a century, Ybor City exudes an exotic blend of aromas, flavours, sights and sounds. From the scent of roasting Cuban coffee early in the morning to the rhythms of Latin music late into the night, Ybor is a feast for the senses. Stroll the the city’s Saturday Market, located in Tampa’s Historic District. The market is one of the most popular shopping destinations for locally produced items unique to the Tampa Bay area. This afternoon, head to the Florida Aquarium! Explore for a bit on your own and then gather for a special behind-the-scenes private guided tour after the aquarium closes to the public. Tonight, dig in at a Regional Meal with your travelling buddies. (FB RM) Day 6 | Busch Gardens Theme Park The entire family will thrill over some of Florida’s best roller coasters, rides, attractions, shows and animal encounters at Busch Gardens today! The African-themed park is one of America’s largest zoological institutions, with 335 acres and more than 2,700 animals. (FB) Day 7 | Tampa | Orlando (3 Nights) Spend your morning relaxing or perusing the International Mall & Westshore Plaza. This afternoon, travel east from the coastal shores of Tampa to Orlando. Tonight, enjoy a poolside party with your newfound friends at the hotel’s awesome pool! (FB D) Hotel: Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate Day 8 | Orlando Theme Park Today choose one of Orlando’s biggest theme parks. An all-day pass to Disney Parks®, Universal Studios, or SeaWorld is yours for the taking. Mickey Mouse, movie-making or marine mammals… Decisions, decisions! (FB) Day 9 | Orlando Free Time Orlando offers hours and hours of fun things to do with your family and today is yours to discover it all on your own. Perhaps take an optional trip to exciting Kennedy Space Center, NASA’s launch headquarters, the only place on Earth where you can tour launch areas, meet a veteran astronaut, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators, and even view a simulated launch. Perhaps spend some time shopping on International Drive at the Premium Outlets. If you haven’t had your fill of southern Florida’s awesome theme parks, return for more play time, splash around at a local water park or hang out your resort’s amazing pool. Tonight, celebrate the end of a fantastic Floridian holiday with newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) Day 10 | Depart Orlando Say goodbye to the Sunshine State today, as your guided holiday comes to an end. Extend your stay at the Omni Orlando Resort or take your complimentary transfer to the Orlando International Airport. (FB) 2 Sep Tue H Festive Departures: we’ve arranged Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations for these holidays. TRIP NOTES WiFi: See page 55 for details. 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. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$83 per person. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences. South Beach 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 31 Dude Ranchin’, Yellowstone & Glacier Roundup The legend of Buffalo Bill meets cowboy-style ranching in Montana on this family escape into America’s dramatic scenery, with time in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. It’s insider moments like… finding out what bears’ favourite snacks are, and learning about those that live in Yellowstone National Park: as you explore, our local naturalist shows how the experts can spot signs of their presence. Hearing tales of daring deeds and feats of courage at the smokejumpers visitor centre in Missoula, and learning what it takes to do this perilous job. Sharing dining moments as you hop aboard a wagon ride and head down to the river to dine. And staying in an 1898 homestead overflowing with outdoor activities for the whole family. Dude Ranchin IT'S TRAVEL BEYOND THE EXPECTED Day 1 | Arrive Billings Welcome to cowboy country! Get acquainted with your surroundings and relax. At 6 p.m., say howdy to your Travel Director and the rest of your posse at the hotel and join a Kick-off Party for your adventure. (KP) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Billings Day 2 | Billings | Cody Git goin’ and follow in the tracks of Lewis and Clark, the West’s greatest explorers, with a visit to the Pompey’s Pillar National Monument. Named for the son of Sacagawea, Clark’s native guide, this 150 foot (46 metre) butte was inscribed with Clark’s name—the only piece of physical evidence of the explorers’ famed expedition back in 1806. Circle back to Cody, home to the legendary Buffalo Bill Cody, known ‘round the world for his stupendous travelling Wild West Show. Visit the top-notch Buffalo Bill Center of the West, showcasing not only the life of the great showman, but presenting great exhibits on how the Plains Indians lived and an amazing collection of firearms. Keep your Wild West spirit kickin’ with a buffet dinner at Buffalo Bill’s Old Irma Hotel—which was actually owned by Buffalo Bill and named for his daughter. There’s more fun to be had tonight when you step out for the Cody Night Rodeo (through Aug) or to a foot-stompin’ cowboy music review (in Sept). (FB D) Hotel: Holiday Inn Cody Day 3 | Cody | Yellowstone National Park Leave the Big Horn Basin for another big day—you’re off to Yellowstone, America’s first National Park. Look out for herds of bison and grazing elk and listen for the roar of Yellowstone Falls. Stroll the boardwalks and watch for spouting geysers and steaming vents, peer into the turquoise hot springs, and listen to the gurgling boiling mudpots. A trip to Yellowstone is not complete without seeing Old Faithful, erupting consistently nearly every 90 minutes to jaw-dropping heights of up to 100 feet (30 metres)! Kids, don’t miss signing up for the Yellowstone Junior Ranger Program, where you learn all about the park’s amazing White-water Rafting IT' S ICONIC PLACES Visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Yellowstone National Park, the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, the 320 Guest Ranch in Montana, Glacier National Park, and beautiful Coeur d’Alene. See Pompey’s Pillar National Monument. Cruise through the Gates of the Mountain. 32 CANADA WHITEFISH 2 HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT 2,590 m. Glacier National Park Dude Ranchin’, Yellowstone & Glacier Roundup 10 days – 1 Country Family Experiences From: wildlife and its geothermal energy. (FB D) Hotel: National Park Lodges Day 4 | Yellowstone National Park | 320 Guest Ranch (2 Nights) Do you know how to locate a bear or tell what it’s just been eating? Take a walk with a A Local Expert and find out all kinds of cool insights about Yellowstone’s wildlife. Keep on the lookout for moose, elk and black bears as you leave the park today, but if you haven’t spotted the elusive grizzly bear or a wolf yet, don’t worry; you’ll see them at your next stop, The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone. Head on out into Montana’s Big Sky Country and settle in for big fun over the next couple of days at an 1898 homestead, the 320 Guest Ranch. This A Authentic Accommodation was brought to life by Montana’s first woman doctor who originally intended the ranch to be a getaway for her friends and family, but word spread and the charming ranch soon opened to the public. This evening, take a wagon ride out to the river for a rib-stickin’ Chuckwagon Regional Meal. (FB RM) Hotel: 320 Guest Ranch A Authentic Accommodation Day 5 | 320 Guest Ranch Free Time No sleepin’ in today when there are so many fun choices: join a white-water rafting trip or gentle float trip down the Gallatin river; or saddle up and ride with a real-life horse wrangler in the Montana wilderness! Then, after a picnic lunch, the whole rest of the day is yours for the taking! Maybe take a hike along one of the many nature trails at the ranch, learn fly casting at the fish pond, do some fly-fishing right on the river, or perhaps skedaddle out to the ski resort town of Big Sky. (FB L) Day 6 | 320 Guest Ranch | Helena Head out of the hills and travel through the Valley of the Flowers where the great Native tribes once roamed—as well as the ancient dinosaurs! Visit the Museum of the Rockies and learn about Montana’s dinosaur fossil collection! Get back on the trail of Lewis and Clark, stopping at Missouri Headwaters State Park in Three Forks to see the source of the Missouri River. Then, board a boat to cruise through the towering limestone cliffs of the Gates of the Mountains. Look straight up to spot the Bighorn sheep scrambling up the rocks. Kick back on WASHINGTON SPOKANE 1 Coeur d'Alene Missoula MONTANA Gates of the Mountains 1 A$2975 (per person twin share) HELENA Three Forks Bozeman BILLINGS 1 Pompey’s Pillar National Monument OREGON 320 GUEST RANCH 2 1 1 Includes: 9 nights’ accommodation (1 Authentic Accommodation and 6 hotels). 9 full breakfasts. 1 picnic lunch. Kick-off Party with appetisers. 5 dinners (including buffet dinner, three course dinner, pizza dinner, Regional Meal and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 5. Code: DDRY West Yellowstone CODY YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK WAYS TO SAVE Triple room discount A$285 p.p Young traveller discount A$298 Quad room discount A$430 p.p Book and Pay Early Savings visit www.trafalgar.com or your Travel Agent for Early Payment Discounts Price per Person IDAHO WYOMING NEVADA UTAH Start End Number of overnight stays Sightseeing stops Price per Person Starts Ends Billings Spokane 6 Jul Sun 15 Jul Tue 20 Jul Sun 29 Jul Tue 3 Aug Sun 12 Aug Tue Twin Share 2975 2975 2975 Single Supp. Option 995 995 995 Starts Ends Billings Spokane 24 Aug Sun 2 Sep Tue 7 Sep Sun 16 Sep Tue Twin Share 2975 2975 Single Supp. Option 995 995 your own on Last Chance Gulch—main street Helena, the friendly former gold-mining town. (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Helena Day 7 | Helena | Whitefish (2 Nights) When first hearing about smokejumpers, parachuters that drop out of the sky to fight fires in America’s remote forests and prairies, you might think they’re just made up characters for the movies, but their daring jobs are as real as they come. Learn all about these brave men and women during a visit to the country’s largest smokejumper base and Visitor Center in Missoula. Get the inside scoop on what it takes for this demanding occupation, including a visit to the Smokejumper Loft and ready room (seasonal). Arrive in the old railroad town of Whitefish and browse the main street shops for the perfect cowboy souvenir. (FB) Hotel: Grouse Mountain Lodge Day 8 | Glacier National Park Sightseeing Only 25 glaciers remain in spectacular Glacier National Park, still slowly melting since the last Ice Age, and the most exciting way to see the amazing lakes and waterfalls left behind is on board one of the park’s original renovated red buses. As you “jam” up the Going-to-the-Sun Road, look out for giant white mountain goats and the Continental Divide. Head back to Whitefish and round up your compadres for a pizza dinner. (FB D) Day 9 | Whitefish | Spokane Bid ‘so long’ to Montana as you travel through Flathead country into Idaho. Stretch your legs and explore the resort town at the great lake of Coeur d’ Alene, once a French and Native American trade centre. Cross the border into Washington State. Gather your gang for a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant tonight. (FB FD) Hotel: The Davenport Hotel & Tower Day 10 | Depart Spokane Wish your partners ‘Happy Trails’ as your great Western round-up ends with a transfer to Spokane Airport or extend your stay at the Davenport Hotel. (FB) TRIP NOTES WiFi: See page 55 for details. 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. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$83 per person. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences. Authentic Accommodation 320 Guest Ranch, Yellowstone, Montana Spend two nights at this charming A Authentic Accommodation, rich in over 100 years of history, and brought to life by Montana's first woman doctor. 320 Guest ranch, Montana 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 33 Monkeys, Jungles & Volcanoes The sights and sounds of the jungle are joined by the calm of thermal mineral pools, volcanic walks and white sandy beaches on this family adventure. It’s insider moments like… biting into juicy, golden fruit at the world’s only certified organic pineapple farm, savouring a freshly-picked banana and tasting exotic hearts of palm. Meeting locals who strive to protect the sea turtles that nest in Tortuguero National Park, you hear how the turtles can a weigh up to 1,100-pounds and that a female can lay more than 100 eggs in one go. And you see excitement on your family’s faces as they fly between trees on a zip line, adding to the squeals and shrieks of the jungle. Tortuguero National Park IT'S TRAVEL BEYOND THE EXPECTED Day 1 | Arrive San Jose Pura Vida! Bienvenidos a Costa Rica! You’re going to have more fun than a barrel of monkeys and spot more than a barrel of wildlife on this incredible adventure. A local representative will greet you at the airport and arrange your complimentary transfer to the hotel. Relax by the pool before meeting your Travel Director and fellow explorers at 6 p.m. for a Kick-off Party. (KP) Hotel: InterContinental Real Hotel & Club Tower Costa Rica Arenal tons of exotic bird species plus rare and endangered ocelots, river otters and manatees. The afternoon is yours—hang out by the pool or on the beach, or head to Tortuguero Village to meet the students (when school is in session). Join a A Local Expert from the Sea Turtle Conservancy Foundation to learn about the incredible turtles that nest in Tortuguero. Enjoy a buffet dinner at the resort’s open-air restaurant along the Tortuguero lagoon. (FB L D) Hotel: Laguna Lodge Tortuguero Day 3 | Tortuguero National Park Sightseeing and Free Time Arrr, arrr, arrr! There’s nothing like the wake-up call of a troop of howler monkeys to start your day. Set off with your captain and guide to explore the lush canals and waterways of Tortuguero National Park. You may want to start a tally of all the types of wildlife you’ll see. Look out for sloths, green iguanas, caiman, IT' S ICONIC PLACES Visit Braulio Carrillo, Tortuguero, Arenal and Manuel Antonio National Parks, the Green Turtle Research Station in Tortuguero, and the Arenal Hanging Bridges. Day 2 | San Jose | Braulio Carrillo National Park | Tortuguero National Park (2 Nights) Rise with the roosters and head east through Braulio Carrillo National Park towards the Caribbean Sea. Board a river boat, gliding through canals, lagoons and lowland rainforest teeming with wildlife. You’ll be amazed at how many kinds of animals live here—six species of sea turtles, monkeys, caimans, 34 NICARAGUA Caribbean Sea ARENAL NATIONAL PARK 2 Monkeys, Jungles & Volcanoes 8 days – 1 Country Family Experiences From: BESTSELLER BOOK EARLY TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK Sarapiqui 2 A$1495 (per person twin share) SAN JOSE 1 Includes: 7 nights’ accommodation (4 hotels). 7 full breakfasts. 3 lunches. Kick-off Party with appetisers. 5 dinners (including 2 buffet dinners, three course dinner, Regional Meal and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 5. Code: LFCA Paciﬁc Ocean 2 COSTA RICA Triple room discount Sun 3 Nov – Sun 23 Mar Sun 6 Apr – Sun 22 Mar WAYS TO SAVE A$125 p.p A$130 p.p Quad room discount Sun 3 Nov – Sun 23 Mar Sun 6 Apr – Sun 22 Mar A$155 p.p A$255 p.p Young traveller discount A$220 Book and Pay Early Savings visit www.trafalgar.com or your Travel Agent for Early Payment Discounts Price per Person Price per Person MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK u u Starts Ends San Jose San Jose 3 Nov Sun 10 Nov Sun 17 Nov Sun 24 Nov Sun Twin Share 1495 1495 1625 1650 1650 1650 1650 1650 1795 1695 1695 1750 Single Supp. Option 525 525 650 625 625 625 625 625 650 550 550 595 Starts Ends San Jose San Jose 27 Jul Sun 3 Aug Sun 3 Aug Sun 10 Aug Sun 10 Aug Sun 17 Aug Sun 9 Nov Sun 16 Nov Sun 16 Nov Sun 23 Nov Sun H 21 Dec Sun 28 Dec Sun H 28 Dec Sun 4 Jan Sun 2015 Twin Share 1750 1750 1750 1695 1695 2095 2195 1775 1775 1775 1775 1775 Single Supp. Option 595 595 595 550 550 695 695 595 595 595 595 595 Start End Number of overnight stays Sightseeing stops crocodiles and colourful toucans. Of course, you’ll spot tons of monkeys—agile howler and spider monkeys and white-faced capuchins swinging through the dense rainforest canopy. This afternoon, you can venture back out on the canals to add to your wildlife tally or relax back at the lodge—the choice is yours! If you’re visiting during nesting season (Jul-Sep), join an optional night walk with a naturalist guide to witness some of the world’s largest turtles laying their eggs. Amazing! A buffet dinner is served at your hotel this evening. (FB L D) Day 4 | Tortuguero | Sarapiqui | Arenal National Park (2 Nights) with the lush foliage and exotic rainforest creatures. Combined with Tarzan swings and rappelling, ziplining through the canopy is sure to be among the most amazing adventures of your lifetime! Head south to Manuel Antonio National Park, renowned for its warm blue waters, sparkling white-sand beaches and abundant exotic wildlife. This evening, join the gang for a pizza night Regional Meal. (FB RM) Hotel: Parador Resort & Spa Day 7 | Manuel Antonio National Park Sightseeing and Free Time u H 28 Dec Sat 4 Jan Sat 2014 u 16 Feb Sun 23 Feb Sun u 23 Feb Sun 2 Mar Sun u u u 9 Mar Sun 16 Mar Sun 16 Mar Sun 23 Mar Sun 23 Mar Sun 30 Mar Sun 6 Apr Sun 13 Apr Sun 15 Feb Sun 22 Feb Sun 22 Feb Sun 1 Mar Sun 8 Mar Sun 15 Mar Sun 15 Mar Sun 22 Mar Sun 22 Mar Sun 29 Mar Sun 15 Jun Sun 22 Jun Sun 22 Jun Sun 29 Jun Sun 13 Jul Sun 20 Jul Sun u Crossovers: these departures will operate per the 2013 brochure. Hotels and Walking deep into the National Park with your guide, you’ll definitely check off a few more Before departing Tortuguero today, you’ll have creatures on your wildlife list—at last count, there the chance to try “pipa,” a delicious variety of were 109 different animals and 184 species of young coconut. Bid adios to the monkeys for birds living here! Listen to the barking of howler now as you boat back to the mainland and monkeys and the chattering of mischievous travel by motorcoach to Horquetas. Here you’ll squirrels and white-faced monkeys. Then, it’s visit a local Tico family palm plantation to learn time to hit the beach! You can laze in the warm all about and taste an exotic vegetable and Pacific or at the resort’s pool, or choose one of A Local Speciality you’ve probably never tried— many incredible optional activities. Will it be a the delicate heart of palm. Continue travelling to catamaran cruise to snorkel (and maybe even quaint Sarapiqui where you’ll visit a pineapple see dolphins, parrotfish and sea turtles), a surf farm, the only farm of its kind in the world lesson, mangrove kayak tour, horseback ride producing certified organic golden pineapples, or white-water rafting? This evening, join your a A Local Speciality. After learning how it’s fellow explorers and celebrate new friendships grown without hurting the environment, you’ll and awesome experiences with a Farewell eat the juiciest, most delicious pineapple you’ve Dinner at the hotel. (FB FD) ever tasted. (FB L) Hotel: Los Lagos Hotel, Spa Day 8 | Manuel Antonio | Depart San Jose & Resort Day 5 | Arenal Sightseeing and Free Time Rise and shine as the jungle and volcano are calling! Start the day with a guided trek around the quiet side of the volcano at Arenal National Park. Walk through the old lava rocks and learn about the powerful forces behind the volcano’s past eruptions. Then head to the Arenal Hanging Bridges where you can walk eye-level within the lush canopy, observe the monkeys, sloths and chattering birds up close, and look out to see the rumbling, steaming Arenal Volcano. Relax or take a swim at the pool back at the hotel. End the day with a delicious dinner with your travelling companions. (FB D) Day 6 | Arenal | Manuel Antonio National Park (2 Nights) Get ready for a blast! Imagine yourself soaring high above the jungle floor as you fly along ziplines through the treetops, eye-to-eye Travel back to San Jose’s Juan Santamaria International Airport for your flight or extend your stay at the Parador Resort & Spa in Manuel Antonio. Please do not schedule any flights before 1:00 p.m. (FB) Please note: For the more remote areas of Costa Rica, we use the best available hotel facilities from resorts to cosy lodges with comfortable but simple guestrooms and eco-friendly amenities perfectly suited to the natural surroundings. This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps and sometimes through heavy rainfalls (umbrellas provided). This journey is best enjoyed by the experienced traveller in good health and who can take such conditions in stride. inclusions may very. Please inquire at the time of booking. H Festive Departures: we’ve arranged Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations for these holidays. TRIP NOTES WiFi: See page 55 for details. Room share: Guaranteed room share not available. 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. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences. Ziplining 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 35 Conquistadors, Sacred Valleys & Inca Mysteries History of the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and ‘City of Kings’, mixed with the thrill of white water rafting and sand buggy rides, there’s plenty of fun and discovery on this trip to Peru. It’s insider moments like… being face-to-face with a Shaman performing an ancient Inca ceremony, and then taking part in Sapo – a ‘frog game’ handed down through Inca royalty. It’s gazing up at the stars that light the night sky and learning about the constellations from an astronomy expert. And, in Lima, hearing your Peruvian host spill secrets of their illustrious ancestors, before you join them for a home-cooked lunch of traditional delicacies in their grand colonial home. Machu Picchu Day 1 | Arrive Lima (2 Nights) IT'S TRAVEL BEYOND THE EXPECTED Day 3 | Lima | Cusco | Sacred Valley (3 Nights) Bienvenidos a Lima! Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted and taken to your hotel (check in time is 3 p.m.) in San Isidro, close to lots of fun restaurants and shops. Hotel: Novotel Lima Day 2 | Lima Free Time and Sightseeing Enjoy the morning to settle in the great city of Lima, dubbed the “City of Kings” by the early conquistadors. Then, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a A Be My Guest experience and a warm welcome at the Casa Diez Canseco. Here, Dr. Diez Canseco, the illustrious owner, will take you on a tour of his historical and enchanting home, and join you in celebrating your arrival in Peru with a festive Kick-off Party and a home-cooked meal of tasty Peruvian dishes. Then, set out on a walk with a A Local Expert through Lima’s UNESCO World Heritage Historical Centre. Be brave as you descend into the eerie catacombs of the San Francisco Monastery, where you will see hundreds of old bones and skulls. Later, be wowed by the incredible collection of preColumbian artefacts at the Larco Museum. (FB BG) Women In Traditional Dress IT' S ICONIC PLACES City Tours in UNESCO World Heritage Historical Center, Lima and Cusco. Visit The Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Maras and the Nazca Lines in Ica. Board a motorboat to the Ballestas Islands. Fly to Cusco and travel toward the Sacred Valley with a A Local Expert. En route, visit Awanakancha, a breeding centre for wooly llamas and alpacas. You’ll also see rare vicunas whose super-fine wool the Incas called “the fabric of the gods.” Travel on to Wayra Ranch where you are treated to an exciting performance of dancing and horsemanship featuring Peruvian Paso horses while you enjoy a Regional Meal. Later, meet a ceramicist, and A Local Expert, who shows you how to create your own pottery masterpiece to keep as a souvenir. Sample the Peruvian drink called chicha, a A Local Speciality, at a local watering hole. After tonight’s make your own pizza Regional Meal, meet an Andean storyteller and learn about intriguing local legends and the strange quipu or “talking knot.” (CB/FB RM RM) Hotel: Sol y Luna Lodge & Spa or Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness Day 4 | Machu Picchu Adventures All aboard! Ride the rails on an adventure to mysterious Machu Picchu—“The Lost City of the 36 PERU 6 GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 7 Day Optional Post-Itinerary Extension BRAZIL Conquistadors, Sacred Valleys & Inca Mysteries 11 days – 1 Country Family Experiences From: A$2995 (per person twin share) LIMA 1 1 2 Ballestas Islands Cruise Machu Picchu Train 3 3 SACRED VALLEY 2 PERUVIAN AMAZON 5 Day Optional Pre-Itinerary Extension 2 ICA CUSCO Includes: 10 nights’ accommodation (4 hotels). 10 breakfasts (including 8 full breakfasts and 2 continental breakfasts). 6 lunches (including Be My Guest, 2 Regional Meals and 3 lunches). 3 dinners (including 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: LCSV Nazca Lines 3 EASTER ISLAND via Santiago 4 Day Optional Post-Itinerary Extension Start End Number of overnight stays Sightseeing stops Pacific Ocean BOLIVIA Young traveller discount A$141 Price per Person Triple room discount Wed 20 Nov 13 – Wed 18 Dec 13 A$110 p.p Wed 23 Apr 14 – Wed 17 Dec 14 A$90 p.p Wed 22 Apr 15 A$95 p.p WAYS TO SAVE Quad room discount Wed 16 Jul 14 – Wed 30 Jul 14 A$120 p.p Wed 19 Nov 14 – Wed 20 Nov 14 A$140 p.p Wed 18 Dec 15 A$145 p.p Book and Pay Early Savings visit www.trafalgar.com or your Travel Agent for Early Payment Discounts Price per Person Incas”—one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Visit the ruins, the great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and many more cool places. Save up some energy to hike up to the Gate of the Sun along the Inca Trail to look out over the fortress and the valley below. Return to your hotel by train late this afternoon. (FB L) Day 5 | Sacred Valley Adventures Decisions, decisions! Go river rafting? Mountain biking? Horseback riding? Ziplining? Relaxing at the hotel? The choice is yours—it’s all included! Tempting your taste buds at another Regional Meal is a Peruvian Pachamanca feast, where you can lend a hand, cooking tasty foods in a large hole in the ground! Then meet with a Shaman for a A Local Speciality demonstration of the Inca’s Pago a la Tierra, or Payment to the Earth ceremony. Kids and kids at heart can join a game of Sapo or “frog game,” handed down from an ancient Inca royal family. Tonight, stargaze with a A Local Expert at the Observatory. (FB RM) Day 6 | Sacred Valley | Maras | Sacsayhuaman | Cusco (2 Nights) Did you know that potatoes originated from Peru over 7,000 years ago and that today, Peruvian farmers grow more kinds of corn than anywhere else on earth? Learn about Peru’s ancient farming history as you explore some local farm fields. Then saddle up on a donkey for a ride through the little village of Maras and visit the amazing ancient Inca salt pans with a guide. Visit a local family for lunch (box lunch provided) and learn how to make delicious quinua soup, a A Local Speciality. At the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman, test your strength and try to figure out how the ancient Incas moved these enormous stones. (FB L) Hotel: Novotel Cusco Day 7 | Cusco Sightseeing and Free Time This morning, join a A Local Expert and check out Cusco’s colonial Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun, said to have been sheeted in silver and gold! Continue on to watch expert weavers create the A Local Speciality of intricate Andean Textiles and try some weaving yourself. The afternoon is yours for further exploration. Maybe you’ll want to join in the dancing at tonight’s Regional Meal, where you’ll be shown traditional dances. (FB RM) Day 8 | Cusco | Lima | Ica (2 Nights) Fly back to Lima and travel with a A Local Expert south into the Peruvian desert to Ica whose dry climate is just perfect for the preservation of mummies. View the creepy collection and learn about the sacred burial process at the Regional Museum. (FB L) Hotel: Las Dunas Sun Resort Day 9 | Ica Adventures Take to the sky to see the otherworldly Nazca Lines, yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the mysterious ancient drawings of creatures and wonder how and why they were created. Back on the ground, grownups can sample Peru’s A Local Speciality, Pisco, at El Catador Pisco Winery, while kids will enjoy a stop at a chocolate factory. This afternoon, hit the slopes on a fast and furious dune buggy ride and sand-boarding adventure on the vast sand dunes! Tonight, celebrate your new friendships and share your awesome experiences at a festive Farewell Dinner at the hotel. (FB FD) Day 10 | Ica | Ballestas Islands | Lima A Local Expert to the Ballestas Islands, a wildlife Starts Ends Lima Lima u 20 Nov Wed 30 Nov Sat 2014 u H 18 Dec Wed 28 Dec Sat 23 Apr Wed 3 May Sat 21 May Wed 31 May Sat 25 Jun Wed 5 Jul Sat Twin Share 2995 3095 3195 3195 3195 Single Supp. Option 595 595 Starts Lima 16 Jul Wed 30 Jul Wed Ends Lima 26 Jul Sat 9 Aug Sat Twin Share 3195 3195 3195 3295 3395 Single Supp. Option 895 895 895 895 895 19 Nov Wed 29 Nov Sat 895 H 895 s 17 Dec Wed 27 Dec Sat 2015 22 Apr Wed 2 May Sat 895 H Festive Departures: we’ve arranged Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations for these holidays. u These departures operate as per the 2013 brochure. Hotels and inclusions vary. Please inquire at time of booking. confirmed July 2014. s 2015: Dates are subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be TRIP NOTES WiFi: See page 55 for details. 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. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Land & Intra Air prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Lima-Cusco and Cusco-Lima and require purchase of round-trip travel on a OneWorld® Alliance member airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2013. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences. Board a motorboat for an expedition with a wonderland. Be sure to look back toward the coast to see the Candelabra, another mysterious design carved into the earth; then observe thousands of sea lions, Humboldt penguins, countless bird species, and, if you’re lucky, blue-footed boobies and dolphins playing in the waves. Return to Lima late afternoon. (FB) Hotel: Novotel Lima Day 11 | Depart Lima Extend Your Holiday 5 Days Peruvian Amazon See page 52 for more information. 7 Days Quito and Galapagos Islands Cruise See page 52 for more information. 4 Days Easter Island See page 52 for more information. Bid adios to your newfound compañeros as you take your transfer to the airport for your onward travel arrangements. You may wish to extend your adventure in Lima at the Novotel Hotel. (CB FB) Please note: In some locations you will be required to walk on uneven terrain and climb stairs without handrails. You should be in good health and be able to walk without assistance. 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 37 An African Adventure Your African adventure is full of contrasts: from multicultural Cape Town to the wine estates of Stellenbosch; from whale watching in Hermanus to the ‘Big 5’ in Kruger National Park. It’s insider moments like… speaking to children in a Cape Town township, seeing how the Amy Biehl Foundation is working to make a difference to their future. Stopping at the gates that Nelson Mandela walked through to freedom in 1990. Out in the bush, getting up close with a cheetah like Pedro, one of the hand-raised cats who help raise awareness of the plight of these majestic animals – fewer than 1,000 survive in South Africa today. Driving out at dawn, it’s the anticipation of spotting the ‘Big 5’ at Kruger National Park. Kruger National Park IT'S TRAVEL BEYOND THE EXPECTED Day 1 | Arrive Cape Town (4 Nights) Welcome to South Africa! Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport, transfer to your hotel to relax and unwind after your flight. At 6:30pm join your Travel Director for an African style Kick-off party at a nearby local restaurant and enjoy a warm African welcome, followed by a finger food buffet of authentic South African cuisine. (KP) Hotel: Protea President or Southern Sun Waterfront Day 2 | Cape Peninsula Trip Enjoy a full day to take in the stunning Cape Peninsula. View the exquisite stretch of coastline from Camps Bay and Clifton to the exclusive beach hamlet of Llandudno and the charming working harbour of Hout Bay. Embark on an up-close-and-personal Seal Island cruise. Wind along the legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive, hugging the cliffs and relishing the breathtaking ocean views before arriving at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch before meandering back along the coast visiting the historic naval port of Simon’s Town and the endearing penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach. This evening, delight in the A Local Speciality of Djembe, an interactive drumming experience, where you'll truly feel the heartbeat of Africa. After getting in tune with your musical side, enjoy a Regional Meal of Cape Malay and African cuisine. (BB L RM) Day 3 | Cape Town Sightseeing and Free Time Begin the day with a cable car ride to legendary Table Mountain (weather permitting) at the southernmost tip of Africa. Be amazed at the stunning panorama of the City and landscape as you climb to the summit. Continue to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens where you'll gain a A Unique Insight into the Cape Floral Kingdom. Set below the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, the gardens are home to over 3,000 different plants, including many indigenous species that cannot be found anywhere else in the world! This afternoon is free to spend time relaxing at your hotel or join an optional experience to Robben Island by ferry (weather permitting). During this emotionally charged and highly moving experience, see the cell where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for more than 25 years and marvel at how far this amazing country has come in such a short time. Enjoy the evening at leisure to sample one of the local restaurants. (BB) Day 4 | Table Mountain and Free Time This morning allows time for a lazy breakfast or an optional visit to the Two Oceans Aquarium located at the waterfront. Without a doubt, the most popular animals in the aquarium are the ragged-tooth sharks. This afternoon, gain a A Unique Insight into the Amy Biehl Foundation. The foundation works to fulfill three rights in the South African Constitution: the right to Cape Town IT'S ICONIC PLACES Visit the Cape of Good Hope, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Stellenbosch wine estates, Hermanus for its whale watching. See the Cheetah outreach facility, the Eagle Encounters conservation centre in Stellenbosch and the abundance of wildlife in the famous Kruger National park. View iconic Table Mountain, the penguins at Boulders Beach, and the stunning Garden Route coastal scenery. 38 BOTSWANA KRUGER NATIONAL PARK 3 An African Adventure 10 days – 1 Country Family Experiences From: NEW 2014 NAMIBIA JOHANNESBURG A$3585 (per person twin share) SWAZILAND South Atlantic Ocean CAPE TOWN Robben Island 4 2 SOUTH AFRICA STELLENBOSCH Garden Route Hermanus LESOTHO Includes: 9 nights accommodation (3 hotels). 9 Buffet Breakfasts. 7 Lunches (including Be My Guest). 5 Dinners (including Kick-off party, 1 Regional Meal, 2 Dinners and 1 Farewell Dinner). All transport shown including internal flights. All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 5. Code: DBWAT Indian Ocean BOOK & PAY EARLY UP SAVE TO A$430 p.p Other Young traveller discount A$300 savings Quad room discount A$340 p.p Ends Starts JohannesCape Town burg 15 Feb Sat 24 Feb Mon 8 Mar Sat 17 Mar Mon BOOK BEFORE: 15 January save 10% 31 March save 7.5% Triple room discount A$230 p.p Frequent traveller reward SAVE up to A$165 p.p Second trip discount SAVE up to A$83 p.p Cape Peninsula Price per Person Twin Share 3999 4025 3599 Single Supp. 1050 999 Starts Cape Town 13 Sep Sat 20 Sep Sat 11 Oct Sat Price per Person Ends JohannesTwin Single burg Share Supp. 22 Sep Mon 3585 575 29 Sep Mon 3599 675 Start End Number of overnight stays Sightseeing stops 20 Oct Mon 23 Aug Sat 1 Sep Mon 3999 3999 899 899 675 22 Nov Sat 1 Dec Mon education, the right to equal employment, and the right to health. On arrival you enjoy a simple lunch and experience a township tour. Visit the after school centers to learn about activities and A Local Specialities such as beading, marimba, recorder, choir, brass, traditional dance, and kwaito classes which you can either participate in or interact with the local children. This evening is free to enjoy the facilities of your hotel. (BB L) Day 5 | Cape Town | Stellenbosch (2 Nights) After an early breakfast, depart Cape Town and drive to see the last place in which Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, a A Unique Insight. It was through these gates that Mandela walked to freedom in 1990. Visit the Cheetah Outreach facility and experience the excitement of a personal encounter with hand raised cheetahs with a A Local Expert. Later, stop for a A Be My Guest lunch at a nearby Wine Estate where you'll enjoy a Boerebraai and wine blending experience. This includes a local South African lunch, a cellar tour, wine tasting and wine blending, a A Local Specialty. Children will enjoy a sampling of the estates delicious grape juice and, weather permitting, a tractor ride. You will be hosted by the Momberg family and get an opportunity to interact with them and learn about the history of the wine estate. Head to the historical town of Stellenbosch, and check into your hotel before completing the day at the Eagle-Encounters bird of prey rehabilitation center. This evening is free to enjoy the facilities of your luxurious hotel. (BB BG) Hotel: Spier or Protea Dorpshuis Day 6 | Stellenbosch | Hermanus | Stellenbosch Today drive to the seaside town of Hermanus situated on the stunning south coast of the Western Cape at the beginning of the Garden Route, famous for its incredible viewings of Southern Right Whales, a A Unique Insight. The whales migrate to these waters from their Antarctic feeding areas to breed, care for their young and play in the shallow waters of Walker Bay. Embark on a whale watching boat cruise (seasonal Jun-Dec) to see these massive, gentle and inquisitive creatures followed by lunch at a local restaurant. For the months outside the whale watching season (Jan - May) visit the Aquila Private Game Reserve, a 'Big 5' Game Reserve and visit the Animal Rescue Centre for an afternoon safari including a buffet lunch. Later return to your hotel for a leisurely evening. (BB L) Day 7 | Stellenbosch | Cape Town | Kruger National Park (3 Nights) Enjoy an early breakfast at the hotel before heading to Cape Town Airport for your flight to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. Transfer your hotel, perfectly located near the entrance to the Kruger National Park. You arrive in time for your first game viewing experience before enjoying dinner in the African Bush. (BB L D) Hotel: Protea Kruger Gate Day 8 to Day 9 | Kruger National Park For the next two days, join a A Local Expert and experience all of the wonders of the legendary Kruger National Park, home to the magnificent ‘Big 5’ animals of the world, and a host of others including 147 species of mammal, and over 500 bird species. There is simply nothing to beat that rising feeling of anticipation and excitement as you enter the nearby park in the half-light of the spectacular African dawn. View areas of sweeping savannah, bisected by rivers full of hippos, muddy waterholes lined with animals quenching their thirst, and the bush itself, home to zebra and antelope, studded by immense biscuit-coloured termite hills, and towering above it all, graceful giraffes. Stop for lunch at a rest camp situated inside the park and continue to enjoy game-viewing in the afternoon, an intensely moving experience with nothing preparing you for the waves of emotion inspired by an encounter with these wonderful, almost regal creatures thriving in their natural habitat. Dinner is served at the hotel in the evenings and on the final night, enjoy a Farewell Dinner under the stars in a traditional African Boma. (BB L D) (BB L FD) Day 10 | Depart Kruger National Park | Johannesburg This morning, time permitting, enjoy an optional three hour morning game drive. After breakfast, transfer to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport for your flight to OR Tambo International Airport for your onward journey home. (BB) TRIP NOTES Hotels: Please note hotels may be subject to change. WiFi: See page 55 for details Visa's are required for South Africa, please contact your travel agent for more information and advice. Airport Transfers: are all included in the trip price. International airfare: between your gateway city and the holiday start/end city is additional, please call Trafalgar for special airfares. Land & Intra-Air Prices include economy air and air-related charges for the flight Cape Town - Kruger National Park and Kruger National Park to Johannesburg and are accurate as of July 2013. 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. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences. 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 39 Magic & Make Believe Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Arc de Triomphe and fabulous bird’s eye views from the London Eye and Eiffel Tower – London, Windsor and Paris are favourites for families. It’s insider moments like… being lucky enough to see the colourful spectacle of the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace, and being first to hear Big Ben toll as you all stride towards the Houses of Parliament. Walking through the corridors of history at Windsor Castle, you see why this is one of the Queen’s favourite residences. And after speeding under the English Channel, you’ve time to relax to relax in Paris. Your next day begins at the top of the Eiffel Tower with our Local Expert, who shows you the city’s famous sights. The Louvre, France Windsor Castle, England IT' S ICONIC PLACES City Tours in London and Paris. Visit the London Eye for an included ride, the royal town of Windsor and its Castle, ascend to the top of the iconic Eiffel Tower. See Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace in London and the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. London Eye, England Arc de Triomphe, France 40 ENGLAND LONDON 4 Magic and Make Believe North Sea THE NETHERLANDS 8 days – 2 Countries Family Experiences From: A$2350 (per person twin share) Windsor Eurostar Train Channel Tunnel Includes: 7 nights’ accommodation (2 hotels). 7 breakfasts (4 full breakfasts and 3 hot buffets). 1 Kick-off Party dinner. All transport shown (including Eurostar). All transfers shown. BELGIUM Code: FLPS WAYS TO SAVE English Channel Triple room discount A$160 p.p Quad room discount A$400 p.p Price per Person Second trip discount SAVE up to A$133 p.p Price per Person Starts Ends London Paris 31 Mar Mon 7 Apr Mon 7 Apr Mon 14 Apr Mon 21 Apr Mon 28 Apr Mon 14 Apr Mon 21 Apr Mon 28 Apr Mon 5 May Mon Twin Share 2375 2375 2499 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 Single Supp. Option 890 890 930 960 960 960 960 960 960 960 960 960 960 960 Starts London 21 Jul Mon 28 Jul Mon Ends Paris 28 Jul Mon 4 Aug Mon Twin Share 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2650 2650 2650 2650 2625 2350 2350 2350 Single Supp. Option 960 960 960 960 960 960 960 960 960 960 890 890 890 3 PARIS 4 Aug Mon 11 Aug Mon 11 Aug Mon 18 Aug Mon 25 Aug Mon 1 Sep Mon 8 Sep Mon 15 Sep Mon 15 Sep Mon 22 Sep Mon 22 Sep Mon 29 Sep Mon 29 Sep Mon 6 Oct Mon 6 Oct Mon 13 Oct Mon n n n 8 Dec Mon 15 Dec Mon 15 Dec Mon 22 Dec Mon 22 Dec Mon 29 Dec Mon Start End Number of overnight stays Sightseeing stops FRANCE 5 May Mon 12 May Mon 19 May Mon 26 May Mon 2 Jun Mon 9 Jun Mon 16 Jun Mon 23 Jun Mon 30 Jun Mon 9 Jun Mon 16 Jun Mon 23 Jun Mon 30 Jun Mon 7 Jul Mon IT'S TRAVEL BEYOND THE EXPECTED Day 1 | Arrive London (4 Nights) Welcome to London, one of the world’s greatest cities! Check in to your hotel then start exploring – perhaps see the Royal Horse Guards on Whitehall or visit Platform 9¾ at Kings Cross station where Harry Potter left for Hogwarts! Meet later with your Trafalgar Local Host and fellow travellers for a Kick-off Party. Tonight we will take you out for a fun evening at a popular London restaurant. (KP) Hotel: Holiday Inn Kings Cross, Bloomsbury Day 2 | Sightseeing in London See London’s spectacular landmarks during your sightseeing tour with a A Local Expert. See Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace – where you stop to watch the Changing of the Guard (subject to event taking place). Explore on your own this afternoon. Perhaps visit the National History Museum or the Tower of London. Get a ‘Harry Potter’s eye view’ of the city with your included ‘London Eye’ observation wheel ticket! (FB) Day 3 | Sightseeing Excursion to Windsor Castle Visit the historic town of Royal Windsor, which includes a guided tour of Windsor Castle – one of the Queen’s favourite castles where she regularly spends her weekends. (FB) Day 4 | Full Day Free in London Spend a free day discovering the delights of London. Top attractions include Madame Tussauds, the London Dungeon and the British Museum. Shop in the West End and famous stores such as Hamley’s toy shop, Selfridges and Harrods in Knightsbridge. This evening, don’t miss the chance to see a major West End theatre show! (FB) Day 5 | London | Eurostar High-Speed Train | Paris (3 Nights) Transfer to London St. Pancras International and board the Eurostar for a short journey (2 hours, 15 minutes) to Paris. After check-in at your hotel, take a wander through famous streets or simply relax at an outdoor café and watch the world drift by! (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Opera Grand Boulevard Day 6 | Sightseeing in Paris Your included sightseeing tour with a A Local Expert starts with a trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower for amazing views across the city See the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and other famous landmarks. In your free time, consider taking the funicular railway to the top of Montmartre, or glide along the River Seine in a glass-topped boat and see Paris from a different perspective. (BB) Day 7 | Full Day Free in Paris Today you are free to explore Paris. Perhaps visit the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa, take a wander through the Tuileries or spend the day at the magnificent Palace of Versailles. The options are endless! (BB) Day 8 | Depart Paris Say ‘au revoir’ to Paris at the end of an exciting adventure in two of the world’s most fantastic cities! Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) 7 Jul Mon 14 Jul Mon 14 Jul Mon 21 Jul Mon n Winter Departures (WLPF): Please note, these departures are subject to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in May 2014. TRIP NOTES London Airport Shuttle: Service available to purchase, conditions apply. See page 53 for details. Airport Transfers: 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 is not available on this trip. Single rooms are not available unless travelling as part of a family group. 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. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences. Tower Bridge, England 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 41 Castles & Kilts Castles, crown jewels and Harry Potter – this classic family experience introduces the history, mystery and magic of England, Wales and Scotland. It’s Insider moments like… stepping inside Harry Potter’s red telephone box, butterflies fluttering in your tummy as you imagine the descent into the Ministry of Magic. It’s discovering Platform 9¾ in search for the Hogwart’s Express with your Local Expert. It’s waking up as a guest in Ruthin Castle, just as kings and queens have done for hundreds of years. And it’s the tingling of goose bumps on your skin as you listen to the tales of bravery and treason at Edinburgh Castle, home of royalty, rebellion and the Stone of Destiny. Tower of London, London IT'S TRAVEL BEYOND THE EXPECTED Day 1 | Arrive In London (3 Nights) Welcome to London – one of the most exciting capital cities in the world! After check-in, the rest of the day is free for you to explore. This evening, meet with your fellow travellers and Travel Director at the hotel. Tonight we will take you out for a fun evening at a popular London restaurant for your KickOff Party. Your Travel Director will explain all the cool things you can do in London. (KP) Hotel: Holiday Inn Kings Cross Bloomsbury Day 2 | London Sightseeing Your A Local Expert shows you the city’s sights, including Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. See the location of the red telephone box where Harry Potter and Mr. Weasley descend into the secret Ministry of Magic in the ‘Order Tatton Park, Cheshire IT' S ICONIC PLACES City tours of London and Edinburgh. Orientation of Bristol and Liverpool. Visit The Tower of London, one of the famous Oxford University halls, picturesque Lacock village, the Roman Baths of Bath, Crosby Beach to see Another Place, Tatton Park to meet the Butler and Housekeeper, the Lake District, Hadrian’s Wall, the Roman Army Museum and Roman Vindolanda, and Edinburgh Castle. 42 North Atlantic Ocean SCOTLAND EDINBURGH 2 Castles & Kilts 10 days – 3 Countries Family Experiences North Sea Hadrian’s Wall From: A$2825 (per person twin share) N.IRELAND 1 LANCASTER Lake District Irish Sea IRELAND Includes: 9 nights’ accommodation (5 hotels) 9 full breakfasts. 4 dinners (including Kick off Party, Regional Meal, three course dinner and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown. All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 5. Code: FCAS Liverpool RUTHIN 2 CASTLE Tatton park BOOK & PAY EARLY BOOK BEFORE: SAVE A$303 p.p UP TO 15 January save 10% 31 March save 7.5% Triple room discount A$280 p.p ENGLAND WALES BRISTOL 1 Bath Frequent traveller reward SAVE up to A$151 p.p Second trip discount SAVE up to A$76 p.p Other Young traveller discount A$280 savings Quad room discount A$420 p.p Oxford Lacock 3 Starts Ends London Edinburgh 27 Mar Thu 5 Apr Sat 10 Apr Thu 19 Apr Sat 17 Apr Thu 26 Apr Sat 24 Apr Thu 3 May Sat 8 May Thu 17 May Sat 22 May Thu 31 May Sat 29 May Thu 7 Jun Sat 5 Jun Thu 14 Jun Sat 19 Jun Thu 28 Jun Sat 26 Jun Thu 5 Jul Sat Price per Person Price per Person LONDON Twin Share 2825 2850 2850 2850 2850 2850 2850 2850 2850 2850 Single Supp. Option 710 710 710 710 710 710 710 710 710 710 Starts London 3 Jul Thu 10 Jul Thu l l Ends Edinburgh 12 Jul Sat 19 Jul Sat Twin Share 2899 2899 3025 3025 2899 2899 2850 2850 Single Supp. Option 710 710 710 710 710 710 710 710 Start End Number of overnight stays Sightseeing stops English Channel World Museum and the Merseyside Maritime Museum featuring a gallery devoted to the story of the Titanic. Fans of the Fab Four might like to join a ‘Beatles Tour’! At Crosby Beach see Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ before returning to your castle for free time in the afternoon. Tonight, join your companions for a medieval feast! (FB RM) Day 7 | Ruthin Castle | Tatton Park | Lancaster Visit Tatton Park for a A Unique Insight, into an elegant mansion house set in 1,000 acre deer park, where the butler and housekeeper take you on a guided tour. Continue north to the Lake District and see some of the most beautiful countryside in the world. Perhaps take a ride in a steam train or cruise across Lake Windermere before reaching your hotel, where you dine tonight. (FB D) Hotel: Lancaster House Day 8 | Lancaster | Hadrian’s Wall | Edinburgh (2 Nights) Visit the Roman Army Museum and Roman Vindolanda for an insight into life as a Roman soldier and see excavations on the site. Visit Hadrian’s Wall, built by order of the Emperor Hadrian in AD122, the most important Roman monument in Britain. Later in Edinburgh – Scotland’s capital – your Travel Director will propose a fun night out! (FB) Hotel: Marriott Edinburgh Day 9 | Edinburgh Sightseeing Experience the beautiful sights of Edinburgh during your sightseeing tour with a A Local Expert, including the Castle, Royal Mile and the famous Scott Monument. See the Scottish Crown Jewels during your visit to Edinburgh Castle and hear tales of bravery, treason and intrigue. Spend the afternoon exploring on your own or join your Travel Director for an excursion to Leith to see the Royal Yacht Britannia. Celebrate the end of your journey this evening with your fellow travellers and Travel Director at a special Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) Day 10 | Depart Edinburgh Say goodbye to your companions at the end of an amazing holiday. Transfers are available to Edinburgh Airport. Conditions apply. (FB) 7 Aug Thu 16 Aug Sat 14 Aug Thu 23 Aug Sat 4 Sep Thu 13 Sep Sat 18 Sep Thu 27 Sep Sat 25 Sep Thu 4 Oct Sat 2 Oct Thu 11 Oct Sat of the Phoenix’. Admire the magical platform 9¾ sign where Harry catches the Hogwarts Express! Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (subject to event taking place). After free time for lunch at St Katherine’s Dock near Tower Bridge, visit the Tower of London to see the Crown Jewels. This evening you might like to attend a medieval banquet with King Henry VIII and his court of knights, musicians and singers! (FB) Day 3 | London | Free Day Today you are free to explore the city on your own. Perhaps visit Tate Modern or the scary London Dungeon. Shop for fashions in the West End, pop into the most famous toy store in the world – Hamleys on Regent Street – or take a day trip to Windsor Castle. Afterwards you might like to take an optional experience to the London Eye for amazing views across this wonderful city or take a cruise along the Thames. The options are endless and your Travel Director will be happy to help. (FB) Day 4 | London | Oxford | Lacock | Bristol Travel west to Oxford for an orientation of this famous university city. Kings, Queens, Presidents and Prime Ministers have all studied here, and you may even have the chance to look inside one of the historic halls (if students are not sitting exams). Later travel to picturesque Lacock in rural Wiltshire – one of England’s most beautiful villages. See Harry Potter’s house and other historic buildings used as locations in recent films. Perhaps take time to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea and cake in one of the local tea rooms before arriving in Bristol for a relaxing overnight stay. (FB) Hotel: Radisson Blu Bristol Day 5 | Bristol | Bath | Ruthin Castle (2 Nights) Your orientation of Bath includes the Pulteney Bridge and famous Georgian architecture. Visit the Roman Baths and Pump Room and see Bath Abbey, founded in 1499. Arrive later in Wales at a fantastic medieval-style castle which is your home for the next two nights! (FB) Hotel: Ruthin Castle Day 6 | Excursion To Liverpool Spend the day exploring Liverpool. There are many things to see and do, including the free s l Edinburgh Tattoo 1-23 August 2014: We’ve included Tattoo tickets when you’re in Edinburgh during these dates. s Alternative hotels: Departures may be accommodated in alternative locations. All sightseeing and inclusions will remain as described. TRIP NOTES WiFi: See page 55 for details. London Airport Shuttle: Service available to purchase, conditions apply. See page 53 for details. Airport transfers: Transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Edinburgh Airport at 7.00am and 9.00am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$85 per person. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Please note: Guaranteed room share is not available on this trip. Single rooms are not available unless travelling as part of a family group. 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. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences. Ruthin Castle, Ruthin 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 43 Gladiators, Gondolas & Gold Rome’s savagery, Venice’s decadence and Florence’s romance – this family trip introduces the different characters of Italy, with three nights in three diverse cities. It’s Insider moments like… feeling the heavy weight of the sword in your hand, as a Gladiator teaches you and your children age-old combat skills at Gladiator training school. And listening to the gruesome history of battles and bloodshed in ancient Rome, almost hearing the roar of the crowd as you and your family enter the ring. And it’s imagining the heat of the sun beating down on those who trained before you, as they battled for their lives against tigers, lions and the fearsome weapons of their fellow slaves. Colosseum, Rome Italian Pizza IT'S ICONIC PLACES City Tours in Rome, Assisi, Florence, Bologna and Venice. Orientation of Pisa. Visit St Francis’ Basilica in Assisi, St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, the amazing Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and the Roman Colosseum. Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. View Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Byzantine St Mark’s Basilica and the Roman Forum. Grand Canal, Venice 44 SLOVENIA 3 VENICE Gladiators, Gondolas and Gold CROATIA 10 days – 2 Countries Family Experiences From: A$2585 (per person twin share) Bologna Pisa 3 FLORENCE Includes: 9 nights’ accommodation (3 hotels). 9 hot buffet breakfasts. 1 Farewell lunch. 4 dinners (including Kick-off Party, Be My Guest, three course dinner with wine and Rome cooking demonstration). All transport shown. All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 5. Assisi Code: FGIC Adriatic Sea BOOK & PAY EARLY BOOK BEFORE: SAVE A$323 p.p UP TO 15 January save 10% 31 March save 7.5% Triple room discount A$305 p.p ITALY ROME 3 Frequent traveller reward SAVE up to A$161 p.p Second trip discount SAVE up to A$81 p.p Other Young traveller discount A$310 savings Quad room discount A$460 p.p Price per Person Price per Person Mediterranean Sea Start End Number of overnight stays Sightseeing stops Starts Rome 4 Apr Fri 11 Apr Fri 18 Apr Fri Ends Venice 13 Apr Sun 20 Apr Sun 27 Apr Sun Twin Share 3050 3225 3225 3225 3225 3225 3225 3225 3225 3225 3165 3165 3165 3165 Single Supp. Option 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 Starts Rome 1 Aug Fri 8 Aug Fri 15 Aug Fri 29 Aug Fri 5 Sep Fri 12 Sep Fri 19 Sep Fri 26 Sep Fri Ends Venice 10 Aug Sun 17 Aug Sun 24 Aug Sun 7 Sep Sun 14 Sep Sun 21 Sep Sun 28 Sep Sun 5 Oct Sun IT'S TRAVEL BEYOND THE EXPECTED Day 1 | Arrive Rome (3 Nights) Welcome to Italy! After check-in, take a wander through the city’s ancient streets and soak up the amazing atmosphere. This afternoon, meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Kick-off Party. (KP) Hotel: Crowne Plaza St Peters Day 2 | Rome Sightseeing Your A Local Expert takes you on a sightseeing tour, starting with a guided visit of the Vatican Museums featuring Michelangelo’s frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Explore St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the holiest sites in the world. Across the Tiber in ancient Rome, tour the Colosseum, former site of gladiatorial combat, and see the Forum. This evening, learn how to make a A Local Speciality during an authentic Italian pizza cooking demonstration and eat it too. Delicious! (BB D) Day 3 | Rome | Visit A Gladiator School and Free Time This morning experience a A Unique Insight into the life of a Roman gladiator. After a short introduction to Roman history you will learn the basics of gladiatorial swood fighting - an experience to remember forever. This afternoon explore the city on your own. Rome’s rich history is apparent everywhere you look and there is so much to see and do! Perhaps take a trip to the Castel Sant’Angelo, relax in the Villa Borghese or throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain. (BB) Day 4 | Rome | Assisi | Florence (3 Nights) With a A Local Expert discover Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis, nestled on the slopes of Mount Subasio. Visit St. Francis’ Basilica and the Church of St. Mary of the Angels, where the saint founded the Order of Franciscans. Arrive later in the spectacular city of Florence. (BB) Hotel: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo Day 5 | Florence Sightseeing See the sights of Florence during your walking tour with a A Local Expert, including the magnificent Cathedral and the famous Baptistery. Marvel at Michelangelo’s statue of David at the Academy of Fine Arts. Afterwards, your Travel Director will take you to indulge in a refreshing gelato, a A Local Speciality in the city where it was invented! (BB) Day 6 | Florence | Excursion to Pisa View one of the most famous sights in the world – the Leaning Tower of Pisa in the ‘Field of Miracles’! Tonight, join your companions for a special A Be My Guest dinner at a magnificent Tuscan villa with beautiful views across olive groves and vineyards. (BB BG) Day 7 | Florence | Bologna | Venice (3 Nights) Cross the dramatic Apennine Mountains and stop in Bologna – the home of ‘Spaghetti Bolognese’ – for a wonderful sightseeing tour with your A Local Expert. Arrive later this afternoon in the magical Byzantine city of Venice – Queen of the Adriatic. (BB DW) Hotel: Novotel Venezia Mestre Day 8 | Venice | Canal Cruise and Orientation Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square and view the Bridge of Sighs, where condemned prisoners caught their last glimpse of the city. View the exquisite Doge’s Palace, St. Marks Basilica and the Campanile. Experience a A Local Speciality first hand during a glassblowing demonstration and learn about the Venetian tradition of Carnival masks with the chance to make your own! Later, perhaps take a ride on a gondola – it’s a great way to see the city in all its glory! (BB) Day 9 | Secret Venice Walking Tour and Visit to The Market Glide along the canals to Rialto Bridge. Gain a A Unique Insight on your visit to an ancient fish market and see the hidden parts of Venice during your walking tour with a A Local Expert. Later, join your fellow travellers for a Farewell Lunch at a local restaurant. (BB FL) Day 10 | Depart Venice Say ‘ciao Italia’ at the end of your successful Italian adventure as you prepare to return home with fantastic memories of your family holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) 2 May Fri 11 May Sun 16 May Fri 25 May Sun 30 May Fri 8 Jun Sun 6 Jun Fri 13 Jun Fri 20 Jun Fri 27 Jun Fri 4 Jul Fri 11 Jul Fri 18 Jul Fri 25 Jul Fri 15 Jun Sun 22 Jun Sun 29 Jun Sun 6 Jul Sun 13 Jul Sun 20 Jul Sun 27 Jul Sun 3 Aug Sun Twin Share 3165 3165 3165 3165 3225 3225 3225 3225 2585 2650 2750 2585 Single Supp. Option 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 460 460 460 460 n 12 Dec Fri 21 Dec Sun n H 19 Dec Fri 28 Dec Sun n H 24 Dec Wed 2 Jan Fri 2015 n 2 Jan Fri 11 Jan Sun n Winter Departures (WGICF): Departures marked in the price panel are subject to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in May 2014. for these departures. Join us in Europe to celebrate the Festive Season! H Festive Celebrations: Christmas and New Year Celebrations have been arranged TRIP NOTES WiFi: See page 55 for details. Airport transfers: On arrival to Rome 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’s Marco Polo Airport at 8am and 9.30am. Guaranteed Room Share: is not available on this trip. Single rooms are not available unless travelling as part of a family group. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$101 per person. 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 Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences. Gladiator School, Rome 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 45 Spanish Salsa The colour and spectacle of Spain bursts across this fun family adventure – from the Kick-Off Party in Madrid to your Farewell Dinner in Barcelona. It’s Insider moments like… stirring a pan full of steaming paella in the very city it was invented – as a Valencian chef shows how it’s cooked and the children add in fresh local ingredients. Sitting down for dinner, you all taste your creation together. Seville adds more Spanish flavour as you dance the flamenco, learning the moves from a local dancer. And in Barcelona it’s felt in our visit inside Camp Nou, Europe’s largest football stadium, where you feel the passion the country, and continent, has for the sport. Plaza de España, Seville IT'S ICONIC PLACES City tour in Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, and Barcelona. Orientations of Granada and Valencia. View the Cave Homes of Guadix, the Serrano and Cuarte Towers and the Opera House of Valencia. Barcelona 46 FRANCE Spanish Salsa 9 days – 1 Country Family Experiences From: A$2150 (per person twin share) SPAIN MADRID 2 BARCELONA 2 Peñíscola 1 VALENCIA Includes: 8 nights’ accommodation (5 hotels). 8 hot buffet breakfasts. 4 dinners (including Kick-off Party, Be My Guest, three course dinner with wine and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown. All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 5. Code: FPWO Toledo PORTUGAL BOOK & PAY EARLY UP SAVE TO A$245 p.p Other Young traveller discount A$230 savings BOOK BEFORE: 15 January save 10% 31 March save 7.5% Triple room discount A$180 p.p Frequent traveller reward SAVE up to A$123 p.p Second trip discount SAVE up to A$61 p.p Córdoba SEVILLE 2 GRANADA 1 Guadix Mediterranean Sea Quad room discount A$275 p.p Price per Person Price per Person Starts Madrid 12 Apr Sat Ends Barcelona 20 Apr Sun Twin Share 2450 2450 2450 2399 2399 2399 2399 Single Supp. Option 570 570 570 510 510 510 510 Starts Madrid 9 Aug Sat Ends Barcelona 17 Aug Sun Twin Share 2399 2450 2450 2450 2150 2225 2275 2150 Single Supp. Option 510 570 570 570 450 450 450 450 ALGERIA Start End Number of overnight stays Sightseeing stops 31 May Sat 8 Jun Sun 21 Jun Sat 29 Jun Sun 28 Jun Sat 6 Jul Sun 5 Jul Sat 12 Jul Sat 2 Aug Sat 13 Jul Sun 20 Jul Sun 10 Aug Sun MOROCCO 13 Sep Sat 5 Sep Fri 20 Sep Sat 28 Sep Sun 27 Sep Sat 5 Oct Sun n 13 Dec Sat 21 Dec Sun n H 20 Dec Sat 28 Dec Sun n H 27 Dec Sat 4 Jan Sun 2015 n 3 Jan Sat 11 Jan Sun IT'S TRAVEL BEYOND THE EXPECTED Day 1 | Arrive Madrid (2 Nights) Bienvenidos a Madrid! After check-in, spend time exploring this amazing city! Later, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Kick-off Party and learn more about your Spanish adventure! (KP) Hotel: Holiday Inn Madrid Day 2 | Toledo Excursion And Madrid Sightseeing In Toledo, your walking tour with a A Local Expert includes a visit to the Synagogue and the Church of Santo Tomé. Toledo is renowned for steel and nearly all of the military swords in Spain were forged here! In the capital, Madrid, wander along wide tree-lined boulevards to see the Cervantes Memorial in the Plaza de España and the Puerta del Sol on your guided sightseeing tour with a A Local Expert. (BB) Day 3 | Madrid | Cordoba | Seville (2 Nights) Hear tales of the legendary Don Quixote, a muddle-headed ‘knight’ who jousted with windmills! In Cordoba, visit the Mosque of the Caliphs with a Local Expert and learn about the region’s rich Moorish history. Arrive later at your hotel in Seville and enjoy a spectacular A Be My Guest Spanish-style barbecue this evening! (BB BG) Hotel: Novotel Marques Del Nervion Day 4 | Seville Sightseeing And Free Time Your A Local Expert takes you on a sightseeing tour through Seville’s tree-lined streets. Visit the beautiful cathedral with its mighty Giralda Bell Tower and the tomb of Christopher Columbus. See the pools of the Maria Luisa Park, built for the 1929 World’s Fair, and walk through the Jewish quarter. This afternoon, enjoy a A Local Speciality Flamenco dancing lesson taught by a A Local Expert. (BB) Day 5 | Seville | Granada Marvel at the picturesque scenery as you drive to Granada. Your A Local Expert takes you on a guided sightseeing tour, which includes a visit to one of the most impressive sights in Spain – the Moorish Alhambra Palace. Wander through the exotic water gardens of the ‘Generalife’ featuring stunning views across the town and surrounding hills from the terraces. (BB) Hotel: Alhamar Day 6 | Granada | Gaudix | Valencia See the unique cave dwellings in Gaudix, some of which resemble small cottages, while others are walled earthen mounds with whitewashed chimneys sticking out from the top! Living underground helps the Andalucians escape from the fierce summer heat. In Valencia – renowned for its oranges – see the Bull Ring and the Towers of Serrano and Cuarte. Paella was also invented here and tonight you enjoy a A Local Speciality paella-making lesson plus you get to eat it afterwards! (BB DW) Hotel: Primus Valencia Day 7 | Valencia | Peñiscola | Barcelona (2 Nights) North along the coast in Peñiscola, stop to view the medieval fortified castle, built in the 13th century by the Knights Templar. Later in Barcelona, your A Local Expert shows you all the city’s major sights, including Gaudi’s fantastic architectural creations, the Ramblas, Plaza Catalunya and the Gothic quarter featuring a magnificent Cathedral. (BB) Hotel: Barcelo Sants Day 8 | Barcelona Excursion to FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou This morning join your Travel Director for an included A Unique Insight visit to Camp Nou - FC Barcelona’s football stadium – the largest in Europe. Here you will visit the museum of the multiple winners of the Spanish Championship and UEFA Champions League. Then enjoy free time in the city to shop or explore. This evening, celebrate the end of your amazing trip with your Travel Director and newfound friends at a special Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) Day 9 | Depart Barcelona Say ‘adios’ to Spain, your Travel Director and travel companions at the end of this memorable Spanish adventure. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Please note: Your coach returns to Madrid from Barcelona on Day 9. You are welcome to use this complimentary transfer. Drop-off in Madrid will be in Trafalgar Madrid hotel and not at the airport. Arrival will be approximately 6pm, depending on traffic conditions. H Festive Celebrations: Christmas and New Year Celebrations have been arranged for these departures. Join us in Europe to celebrate the Festive Season! n Winter Departures (WPWO): Please note, these departures are subject to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in May 2014. TRIP NOTES WiFi: See page 55 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. Guaranteed Room Share: is not available on this trip. Single rooms are not available unless travelling with a family group. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$91 per person. 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 Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences. Seville 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 47 European Wonderland It’s all about food on this family road trip from London to Rome. Swiss chocolate. Italian gelato. Even the history’s served up differently, with lashings of lion fights and chariot racing. It’s Insider moments like… spinning fresh pizza dough with an expert Italian chef in Rome. Stretching the base, scattering hand-picked toppings and sliding it into the traditional oven, the buzz turns to silence as the family tucks in to hot slices of authentic Italian pizza. Dessert arrives in Florence when a gelateria owner invites you in for a gelato-tasting of candy-coloured velvety ice cream. In Venice, food makes way for creativity as your family learns to make carnival masks. Paris, France IT'S TRAVEL BEYOND THE EXPECTED Day 1 | Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Welcome to Rome! Relax and unwind after your journey. This evening, meet for a Kick-off Party with your Travel Director and fellow companions. (KP) Hotel: Crowne Plaza St Peters Day 2 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Your sightseeing tour with a A Local Expert starts with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica where you see Michelangelo’s Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. Cross the Tiber to ancient Rome and view the Roman Forum, the famous Colosseum and the Circus Maximus, where chariot racing was held. Later enjoy a A Local Speciality when you learn how to make a authentic Italian pizza! Roll the dough, scatter your ingredients on top and bake in a traditional pizza oven before eating. Delicious! (BB DW) Engelberg, Switzerland IT'S ICONIC PLACES City tour of Rome, Florence, Bologna and Paris. Orientation of Siena, Venice and Lucerne. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and the Eiffel Tower in Paris. View Juliet’s Balcony in Verona, St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, the spectacular Alpine scenery of Switzerland and the White Cliffs of Dover. See the Vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields. 48 ENGLAND LONDON North Sea Dover Calais European Wonderland THE NETHERLANDS 11 days – 5 Countries Family Experiences From: Ferry BELGIUM GERMANY LUXEMBOURG A$3450 (per person twin share) CONNECTION CRUISE English Channel 2 PARIS CZECH REPUBLIC Lucerne Includes: 10 nights’ accommodation (5 hotels). 10 hot buffet breakfasts. 6 dinners (including Kick-off Party, Regional Meal, three course dinner, three course dinner with wine, Rome pizza demonstration and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown. All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 5. Code: FSPL FRANCE ENGELBERG 2 AUSTRIA SLOVENIA SWITZERLAND VENICE BOOK & PAY EARLY UP SAVE TO A$360 p.p Other Young traveller discount A$350 savings Quad room discount A$510 p.p BOOK BEFORE: 15 January save 10% 31 March save 7.5% Triple room discount A$340 p.p ITALYBologna FLORENCE 2 Siena Verona 2 Frequent traveller reward SAVE up to A$180 p.p Second trip discount SAVE up to A$90 p.p Adriatic Sea Price per Person Price per Person SPAIN Start End Number of overnight stays Sightseeing stops Mediterranean Sea CORSICA SARDINIA 2 ROME Starts Rome 3 Apr Thu 10 Apr Thu 17 Apr Thu 24 Apr Thu 1 May Thu 8 May Thu 15 May Thu 22 May Thu 29 May Thu 5 Jun Thu 12 Jun Thu 19 Jun Thu 26 Jun Thu Ends London 13 Apr Sun 20 Apr Sun 27 Apr Sun 4 May Sun 11 May Sun 18 May Sun 25 May Sun 1 Jun Sun 8 Jun Sun 15 Jun Sun 22 Jun Sun 29 Jun Sun 6 Jul Sun Twin Share 3450 3499 3565 3565 3565 3599 3599 3599 3599 3599 3599 3599 3599 Single Supp. Option 840 840 840 840 840 870 870 870 870 870 870 870 870 Starts Rome 3 Jul Thu 10 Jul Thu 17 Jul Thu 24 Jul Thu 31 Jul Thu 7 Aug Thu 14 Aug Thu 21 Aug Thu 28 Aug Thu 4 Sep Thu 11 Sep Thu 18 Sep Thu 25 Sep Thu Ends London 13 Jul Sun 20 Jul Sun 27 Jul Sun 3 Aug Sun 10 Aug Sun 17 Aug Sun 24 Aug Sun 31 Aug Sun 7 Sep Sun 14 Sep Sun 21 Sep Sun 28 Sep Sun 5 Oct Sun Single Twin Supp. Share Option 3565 870 3485 800 3485 800 3485 800 3465 800 3465 3465 3465 3550 3599 3599 3599 3599 800 800 800 870 870 870 870 870 Day 3 | Rome | Siena | Florence (2 Nights) Head north through the picturesque Chianti wine-producing region. In the beautiful medieval town of Siena, stroll through cobbled streets to the magnificent Piazza del Campo where the colourful Palio bareback horse race takes place every year. Join your companions this evening for a special Italian Regional Meal. (BB RM) Hotel: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo Day 4 | Florence Sightseeing and Free Time Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to many artistic masterpieces. See the marble Cathedral and Piazza della Signoria Square during your walking tour of the city with a A Local Expert. Spend free time afterwards exploring on your own. Later, admire amazing city views from Piazzale Michelangelo and taste a A Local Speciality mouth-watering gelato! (BB) Day 5 | Florence | Bologna | Venice (2 Nights) Cross the Apennine Mountains to the city of Bologna. Here your A Local Expert will show the Kissing Towers and Neptune’s Fountain before enjoying free time to sample typical Italian Cuisine for your lunch. Later arrive in Venice, Queen of the Adriatic. (BB DW) Hotel: Novotel Venezia Mestre Day 6 | Venice Orientation and Free Time See the marvellous Byzantine architecture as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. See the Bridge of Sighs, ornate Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Basilica and the Campanile. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating a A Local Speciality at a glass-blowing workshop. Learn about the great Venetian tradition of Carnival masks, a A Local Speciality, with the chance to paint and decorate a mask of your very own! In your free time, perhaps cruise across the lagoon to Burano Island for a fresh seafood meal. (BB) Day 7 | Venice | Verona | Engelberg (2 Nights) Drive west across the Veneto plains and stop in Shakespeare’s Verona to see the Roman Arena and Juliet’s balcony. Your journey continues past the commercial centre of Milan and north via Como and Lugano to the Swiss Lake District. Traverse the scenic Alpine St. Gotthard route into central Switzerland and arrive at the winter sports resort of Engelberg. (BB) Hotel: Ramada Hotel Regina Titlis Day 8 | Lucerne Orientation and Free Time Your orientation tour of historic Lucerne includes the Lion Monument, built to commemorate the heroism of the Swiss guards during the French Revolution. Walk across the 14th century wooden Chapel Bridge and see beautiful swans gliding on the lake. Don’t miss the opportunity to take an exciting optional mountain experience with breath-taking views! Later, there is time to shop for Swiss souvenirs including watches and chocolate. (BB D) Day 9 | Engelberg | Paris (2 Nights) From Switzerland, cross the River Rhine and the French border. Travel through the famous Burgundy wine region and view the sprawling vineyards. Later, in the glittering capital Paris, you have the chance to sample the delights that await you tomorrow! (BB) Hotel: Novotel Tour Eiffel Day 10 | Paris Sightseeing and Free Time Your A Local Expert provides fascinating commentary during your guided sightseeing tour, which includes a drive along the Champs Élysées with views of Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre Museum. From the top of the Eiffel Tower, see the city laid out before you in all its glory! Tonight, celebrate with your companions and Travel Director at a special Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) Day 11 | Paris | London See the World War I battlefields on the way to Calais. Cross by ferry to Dover and see the famous White Cliffs. Arrive later in London where your spectacular holiday ends! (BB) TRIP NOTES Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided experience in Europe. WiFi: See page 55 for details. Your London Hotel: Holiday Inn Kings Cross For rates and full details please see page 53. This trip ends at our London Reception Centre or the above hotel, providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. 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. London Airport Shuttle: Service available to purchase, conditions apply. See page 53 for details. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$111 per person. 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. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences. Statue of David, Italy 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 49 Greek Island Hopper The birthplace of civilisation is your family’s jump-off point in Greece. But Athens’ history soon turns to relaxed time together as you set sail for island life on Mykonos and Santorini. It’s Insider moments like… slicing through the turquoise waves together on a ‘kaiki’, a wooden fishing boat typical of the Cycladic islands. As you’re cruising over to the volcanic shores of Nea Kameni, this island that last experienced a major eruption in 1941 comes into view. Feeling like a family of explorers as you climb the rocky outcrops of this alien landscape, you later sink into its hot springs to swim in the healing milky-green waters. Windmills, Mykonos IT'S TRAVEL BEYOND THE EXPECTED Day 1 | Arrive Athens (2 Nights) Welcome to Athens! Transfer to your hotel on arrival. Unwind after your journey or take time to explore this ancient city. Meet later with your fellow travellers and your Trafalgar Local Host for a Kick-off Party. (KP) Hotel: Metropolitan/ Divani Palace Acropolis Day 2 | Athens Sightseeing and Free Time Your sightseeing tour with a A Local Expert starts with a visit to see the Parthenon on the Acropolis, one of the most famous monuments in the world. A sacred site since Mycenaen times, Athenians worshipped their deities in temples Acropolis, Athens IT' S ICONIC PLACES City Tour in Athens. Orientation of Mykonos and Santorini. Visit the Acropolis in Athens. View the Parthenon, Hadrian’s Arch and the 1896 Olympic Stadium in Athens. 50 GREECE ATHENS 2 1 Piraeus Aegean Sea Greek Island Hopper 10 days – 1 Country Family Experiences From: CONNECTION CRUISE A$2475 (per person twin share) Cyclades MYKONOS 3 High-Speed Ferry Includes: 9 nights’ accommodation (3 hotels). 9 buffet breakfasts. 3 dinners (including Kick-off party and 2 Regional Meals). All transport shown (including 3 high-speed ferries). All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 5. Code: FGIH WAYS TO SAVE Frequent traveller reward SAVE up to A$150 p.p Second trip discount SAVE up to A$75 p.p Triple room discount A$300 p.p Young traveller discount A$270 Price per Person High-Speed Ferry Quad room discount A$455 p.p Price per Person Mediterranean Sea Start End Number of overnight stays Sightseeing stops SANTORINI 3 Starts Ends Athens Athens 26 Apr Sat 5 May Mon 30 Apr Wed 9 May Fri 3 May Sat 12 May Mon 7 May Wed 16 May Fri 10 May Sat 19 May Mon 14 May Wed 23 May Fri 17 May Sat 26 May Mon 21 May Wed 30 May Fri 24 May Sat 2 Jun Mon 28 May Wed 6 Jun Fri 31 May Sat 9 Jun Mon 4 Jun Wed 7 Jun Sat 11 Jun Wed 14 Jun Sat 18 Jun Wed 21 Jun Sat 25 Jun Wed 28 Jun Sat 13 Jun Fri 16 Jun Mon 20 Jun Fri 23 Jun Mon 27 Jun Fri 30 Jun Mon 4 Jul Fri 7 Jul Mon Twin Share 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2750 2750 2750 2750 2750 2750 2750 2750 Single Supp. Option 890 890 890 890 890 890 890 890 890 890 890 930 930 930 930 930 930 930 930 Starts Athens 2 Jul Wed 5 Jul Sat 9 Jul Wed 12 Jul Sat 16 Jul Wed 19 Jul Sat 23 Jul Wed 26 Jul Sat 30 Jul Wed Ends Athens 11 Jul Fri 14 Jul Mon 18 Jul Fri 21 Jul Mon 25 Jul Fri 28 Jul Mon 1 Aug Fri 4 Aug Mon 8 Aug Fri at the Acropolis. See the Panathinaiko Olympic stadium, the Evzone guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier plus other wondrous sights including the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. The rest of the day is free for you to explore on your own or shop. Tonight why not explore the Plaka with its many restaurants. (BB) Day 3 | Athens | Mykonos (3 Nights) At the port of Piraeus, board a fast ferry for your crossing to the idyllic Cycladic Island of Mykonos, playground of the rich and famous! Transfer to your hotel with orientation on arrival, then spend free time admiring unique windmills, narrow winding pathways and tempting boutiques. Join your fellow travellers this evening for a Regional Meal of local traditional cuisine. (BB RM) Hotel: Petinos/Akroyali/Porto Day 4 to Day 5 | Mykonos | Free Time You have two glorious days to spend exploring Mykonos! The most cosmopolitan of all the Greek islands, Mykonos is also well-known for its splendid beaches. This glittering, glamorous destination features an old town that is packed with charm, where whitewashed cubic houses with blue wooden shutters and balconies line labyrinthine cobbled streets. Notable landmarks include the picturesque waterside area of Little Venice, the 18th century Church of the Paraportiani, the Archaeological Museum and the Aegean Maritime Museum. In Greek mythology Mykonos was the site of a battle between Zeus and the Titans, and named in honour of Apollo’s grandson. Don’t forget to swim in the sparkling sea and enjoy fresh salads and seafood at a waterfront restaurant! For sightseeing further afield, take a trip to Delos, believed by the ancients to be the birthplace of Artemis and Apollo, where you will find many interesting temples and sanctuaries. (BB BB) Day 6 | Mykonos | Santorini (3 Nights) A short ferry ride brings you to the beautiful island of Santorini, your home for the next three days. Transfer to your hotel with orientation on arrival and spend free time exploring Santorini, also known as Thera. Comprised of a small circular archipelago of volcanic islands in the southern Aegean Sea, Santorini is all that remains of an enormous volcanic explosion. The island’s spectacular physical beauty coupled with its dynamic nightlife makes it one of Europe’s most popular hotspots. Tonight, join your companions for a Regional Meal of typical Greek specialities. (BB RM) Hotel: El Greco/ Volcano View/Orizontes Day 7 to Day 8 | Santorini Free Time Santorini offers a wealth of exciting things to do, or you might like to simply spend your time relaxing in the sun! Wander down winding cobbled streets full of whitewashed houses, admire breathtaking views across the caldera and stunning sunsets. For sightseeing, visit the Folklore Museum, the Naval Museum or discover Cycladic architecture. Santorini makes some of the Greek islands’ best wines so perhaps take a tour of a winery and taste some for yourself. Enjoy a A Unique Insight included cruise in a ‘kaiki’ to the volcanic island of Nea Kamini to swim in the hot springs. Embrace the magic of Santorini! (BB BB) Day 9 | Santorini | Athens Take the high-speed ferry to the port of Piraeus in Athens for the final night of your trip. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day relaxing or shopping for souvenirs. This evening you might like to celebrate with your travelling companions at a dinner to mark the end of a memorable holiday. (BB) Hotel: Metropolitan/Divani Palace Acropolis Day 10 | Depart Athens Say goodbye to the wonderful Greek Islands and the classical city of Athens as you are transferred to the airport for your flight home. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Twin Share 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 Single Supp. Option 1240 1240 1240 1240 1240 1240 1240 1240 1240 1240 1240 1240 1240 1240 1240 1240 1240 1240 2 Aug Sat 11 Aug Mon 6 Aug Wed 15 Aug Fri 9 Aug Sat 18 Aug Mon 13 Aug Wed 22 Aug Fri 16 Aug Sat 25 Aug Mon 20 Aug Wed 29 Aug Fri 23 Aug Sat 1 Sep Mon 27 Aug Wed 5 Sep Fri 30 Aug Sat 8 Sep Mon TRIP NOTES Please note: Itinerary may vary due to sailing conditions on the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious holidays or unforeseen circumstances. Cruise Connection: this trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided experience in Europe. Airport Transfers will be provided for guests who have advised Trafalgar of their flight details. 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. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Single rooms are not available unless travelling as part of a family group. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and Optional Experiences. 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 51 Peruvian Amazon Day 1 | Arrive Lima Fly to Lima, Peru (not included in holiday price). Upon arrival in Lima, you’ll be met and taken on the short walk to your airport hotel where the rest of the day is on your own. Hotel: Ramada Costa del Sol Lima Airport Day 2 | Lima | Puerto Maldonado | Corto Maltes Amazonia (3 Nights) Fly to remote Puerto Maldonado; then enjoy a journey on the Madre de Rios River to your jungle lodge. Get your first taste of the rainforest by an expert guide. Before dinner, take a short caimanspotting expedition aboard a small boat. (FB L D) Hotel: Corto Maltes Amazonia Day 3 | Corto Maltes Amazonia Sightseeing After a dawn excursion to a popular feeding area for parrots, continue on to watch monkeys cavorting among the trees of Monkey Island. A short boat ride takes you into the Tambopata Candamo National Reserve. Disembark and hike through the jungle, (rubber boots provided during rainy season). Arrive at lovely Sandoval Lake where you may spot a wide variety of wildlife. Savour a sunset over the lake before heading back to your lodge. (FB L D) Day 4 | Corto Maltes Amazonia Free Time and Sightseeing Immerse yourself in local culture with members of the Ese’eja tribe and visit a local farm to learn about traditional Amazonian agriculture. Later, relish your last dinner in the rainforest and watch the stars twinkling in the great night sky. (FB L D) Day 5 | Corto Maltes Amazonia | Puerto Maldonado | Lima After breakfast, bid farewell to the Amazon and head back to Puerto Maldonado for your flight to Lima, where you join your holiday on Day 1. (FB) From: A$875 (per person twin share) Twin Share Triple Room Reduction 35 30 30 925 875 925 Code: LPERU Single Room Supplement 205 225 250 1 Jan 13 - 31 Dec 13 1 Jan 14 - 31 Dec 14 1 Jan 15 - 31 Mar 15# TRIP NOTES Land & Intra-Air: Above prices include economy air and air-related charges for the flights Lima-Puerto Maldonado and Puerto Maldonado-Lima, require purchase of Conquistadors, Sacred Valleys and Inca Mysteries and also require purchase of round-trip travel on a OneWorld® Alliance member airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of May 1, 2013. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com # 2015 dates are subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed July 2014. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences Easter Island Day 1 | Fly to Easter Island (3 Nights) Fly to Easter Island, the cradle of an enigmatic culture that persists to this day. The language, music and many traditions remain alive amongst the island’s inhabitants, while the enormous carved stone moai tell of a more remote past. After checking in at your seaside hotel (check in is at 3 p.m.), enjoy the rest of the day on your own. Take a swim in the pool, stroll into town or just relax and enjoy the island breezes. (CB) Hotel: Taha Tai Hotel Day 2 | Easter Island Sightseeing Visit the fallen monolithic statues, Ahus Vaihu and Akahanga. Proceed to Rano Raraku, quarry of almost 900 stone statues. Visit Ahu Tongariki, the largest restoration on the island. Then visit Ahu Te Pito Kura and the “Navel of the World.” Visit Anakena with its restored Ahus Nau Nau and Ature Huke and enjoy the warm Pacific Ocean. (FB L) Day 3 | Easter Island Sightseeing From: Delve deeper into Easter Island’s singular history and culture today as your expert guide takes you to explore Rano Kau, an extinct volcano with stunning views of the island, and the village of Orongo, the ceremonial center of the mysterious Birdman cult. View the altars, quarry and some of the 480 cave paintings related to this fascinating cult. Drive to restored Ahu Akivi with seven Moais, built in the middle of the island. Visit the topknot-quarry Puna Pau with its red scoria stone, where all the Pukaos were made. (FB) Day 4 | Depart Easter Island Transfer to the airport for your onward flight arrangements (not included in holiday price). (FB) * Extension to Easter Island from Lima includes an additional overnight at the trip hotel in Lima before flying to Easter Island. A$1395 (per person twin share) Twin Share Triple Room Reduction 35 70 70 Code: LEAST Single Room Supplement 370 350 375 From Lima 1 Jan 13 - 31 Dec 13 1 Jan 14 - 31 Dec 14 1 Jan 15 - 31 Dec 15# TRIP NOTES Land & Intra Air: Above prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Lima-Easter Island (via Santiago), require purchase of Conquistadors, Sacred Valleys and Inca Mysteries; and require purchase of round-trip travel on a OneWorld® Alliance member airline between your Australian gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your Australian gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of May 1, 2013. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com. # 1425 1395 1475 2015 dates are subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed July 2014. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences. Galapagos Islands Cruise – M/V Santa Cruz Day 1 | Lima | Quito (2 Nights) Day 5 | Galapagos Cruise | Bartholome Island Fly to Quito where you will be greeted at the airport Visit Rabida Island and Bartolome Island to see and taken to your hotel. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Colon Quito fur seals, pelicans and the occasional flamingo. Galapagos penguins can be seen near Pinnacle Day 2 | Quito Sightseeing and Free Time Rock. (FB L D) Visit the historical centre of the city, which was the first place in the world to be designated a UNESCO Day 6 | Galapagos Cruise | Genovesa Island World Heritage Site. Then travel to the “Middle of the Hike Prince Phillip’s Steps to see red-footed World” to stand on the Equator. Enjoy the rest of the boobies. Observe frigate birds, lava gulls, herons, day at leisure. (FB) finches and mockingbirds at Darwin Bay. Activities include snorkelling, panga rides, and glass-bottom Day 3 | Quito | Galapagos Cruise (4 Nights) | boat rides. Enjoy a farewell cocktail. (FB L D) Santa Cruz Island Visit Baltra Island and Las Bachas on Santa Cruz Day 7 | Galapagos Cruise | San Cristobal Island Island. Enjoy the beautiful waters for swimming. Enjoy | Depart Guayaquil a Welcome Drink before dinner. Accommodation: See San Cristobal Island this morning before M/V Santa Cruz (FB L D) disembarking for your transfer to the airport and your flight to Guayaquil where you’ll be assisted Day 4 | Galapagos Cruise | Santiago Island with your connection to your international flight (not Visit Buccaneer Cove, a popular site for pirates in included in holiday price). Choose to be transferred the 17th and 18th centuries. Puerto Egas is home to the city of Guayaquil if you wish to extend to land iguanas and sally lightfoot crabs. Swim your stay. Please do not schedule flights before and snorkel in search of octopus, sea horses and 6 p.m. (FB) starfish. (FB L D) From: A$3450 (per person twin share) Twin Share Triple Share Single Code: LCRUZ M/V Santa Cruz Cabin Categories# Main Deck Twin Upper Deck Twin Boat Deck Twin/ Double Standard Dec 29 '14 Sailing Supp. Child (5-11) 3450 3575 3795 325 3425 N/A 3750 325 4795 N/A 5295 1825 2575 N/A 2825 950 TRIP NOTES Above prices include: Galapagos National Park Fee: US$100 per adult, US$50 per child under 11; Galapagos Transit Control Card: US$10 per person. Availability is limited; single and triple cabins are on application only - book early! Land & Intra Air : Above prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Lima-Quito, Quito-Galapagos and Galapagos-Guayaquil, require purchase of Conquistadors, Sacred Valleys and Inca Mysteries and require purchase of round-trip travel on a OneWorld® Alliance member airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of May 1, 2013. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com. For detailed information on ships and itineraries, visit www.trafalgar.com # Other cabin categories available upon request. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences. 52 EX T R A N I G H T HOTELS & TRANSFERS HOTELS: WHERE YOU CAN EXTEND YOUR STAY We offer exclusive discounted rates (below) to help you extend your stay at the hotel where your holiday starts or ends. Ask your travel agent to make the reservation when you book your Trafalgar holiday – you’ll find the hotel details on your holiday’s itinerary page. COUNTRY CITY HOTEL (PRICES ARE PER PERSON, PER NIGHT (A$) SINGLE 160 347 317 221 275 228 333 275 215 152 201 165 202 298 262 342 283 433 403 245 266 203 193 258 321 397 297 293 270 186 107 169 279 314 384 288 138 247 107 198 488 311 280 156 130 266 129 284 172 220 TWIN TRIPLE QUAD 80 174 158 111 138 114 166 138 108 76 106 93 162 180 182 243 195 245 223 153 200 143 96 129 214 229 197 214 157 126 53 85 139 157 192 144 69 124 53 99 244 155 140 78 65 133 65 142 86 110 69 131 131 99 115 99 133 115 90 76 102 88 158 N/A 173 238 190 200 219 138 181 136 95 102 154 173 149 154 153 120 36 63 137 148 171 134 63 100 50 80 174 115 104 61 46 104 43 110 66 88 61 108 108 84 109 94 126 109 86 72 N/A N/A 105 120 136 171 136 235 148 122 120 146 90 97 125 144 126 125 132 80 36 57 112 121 138 110 57 85 47 70 140 96 88 55 44 87 42 92 59 76 TRANSFER 34 34 36 36 185 185 185 185 No Charge No Charge No Charge 35 43 42 42 42 42 91 91 Transfer Inc. 61 91 25 No Charge 61 61 Transfer Inc.*** 255 91 91 No Charge 27 37 37 37 56 29 29 29 29 24 24 161 26 14 20 24 26 16 16*/ 31** Canada Calgary Delta Bow Valley All other dates Jul 4-14 Vancouver Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel April 2014 to Oct 2014 Nov 2014 to Feb 2015 Costa Rica Manuel Antonio Parador Resort & Spa 1 Apr to 30 Apr/1 Jul to 31 Aug 14 1 May to 30 Jun/1 Sep to 19 Dec 14 20 Dec to 3 Jan 15 4 Jan to 31 Mar 15 San Jose InterContinental Real & Club Tower Mon - Fri Sat - Sun Ecuador Guayaquil Oro Verde Quito Hilton Colon England & Scotland Edinburgh Marriott† London Holiday Inn King's Cross Bloomsbury Thistle Marble Arch 17/03/14 to 15/04/14 16/04/14 to 31/10/14 01/11/14 to 14/12/14 France Paris Holiday Inn Paris Opera Grands Boulevards Novotel Tour Eiffel† Greece Athens Metropolitan Italy Rome Crowne Plaza St.Peters Venice Novotel Venezia Mestre Peru Lima Novotel Lima Ramada Costa del Sol Lima Airport South Africa Cape Town Protea President† Southern Sun Waterfront Johannesburg Peermont Metcourt Suites Kruger Protea Kruger Gate† Spain Barcelona Barcelo Sants Madrid Holiday Inn USA Billings Crowne Plaza Billings Denver Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel Honolulu/Waikiki Hyatt Regency Resort Waikki (Run of House) (Partial Ocean View) (Ocean View) Kona Sheraton Kona Resort (Partial Ocean View) Las Vegas Paris Las Vegas Sun to Thu Fri to Sat Tropicana Las Vegas Sun to Thu Fri to Sat Miami Miami South Beach Marriott Dec - Apr May - Nov Moab Red Cliffs Lodge Orlando Omni Orlando Resort Salt Lake City Hilton Salt Lake City Center San Francisco Hyatt Regency San Francisco Scottsdale Scottsdale Marriott Suites Old Town Seattle Sheraton Seattle Hotel Spokane The Davenport Hotel Washington, D.C. Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Note: Buffet breakfast daily in Europe, Africa and Central & South America, no breakfast included in North America except where indicated. Rates are valid based on travel April 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015 for all locations except South America where rates are valid Jan 31, 2014 through December 31, 2014. Please contact your Travel Agent or Trafalgar Reservations for rate information for other dates. Transfers are one-way and rates are per person. *Transfer from Washington D.C. DCA. **Transfer from Washington D.C. IAD. ***Subject to availability Complimentary Shuttle service Airport/Hotel v.v. †High season supplement will apply. Quad occupancy is strictly reserved for families travelling with young children and is not available to four adults sharing. In Europe, 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. AIRPORT TRANSFERS: EUROPE, NORTH AMERICA, CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA AND SOUTH AFRICA Trafalgar bonus! All Trafalgar guests receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by coach, shuttle bus, minivan, private car or taxi on the arrival and departure day of their holiday at the time specified on the individual itinerary pages. Any guests whose flight times do not coincide with the group transfer timings may choose to book and purchase a transfer. Additionally, guests arriving before or leaving after the scheduled travel day may also book and buy a transfer through Trafalgar providing that they also purchase the additional pre and post hotel night/s from Trafalgar. Note: Flight timings must be provided to Trafalgar no fewer than 21 days before flight departure (not required for North America with the exception of Hawaii). Please see Trafalgar’s conditions below. AIRPORT TRANSFERS IN LONDON Transfers can be expensive, particularly between the airport and your London hotel. Trafalgar has negotiated special rates for transfers from London’s Heathrow Airport‡ to the door of your Trafalgar London hotel: A$42 per person per single trip TRAFALGAR'S TRANSFER TERMS AND CONDITIONS: 1) 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 arrival and the night prior to your departure date. 3) Trafalgar only includes one inbound and one outbound transfer per person. 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, see Gatwick Express website at: www.gatwickexpress.com 53 THE ULT I M A T E H A S S L E - F R E E HOLI D A Y E X P E R I E N C E Our Express Check-In service helps us provide you with the best travel experience possible. It’s easy and takes less than 10 minutes to complete, and enables us to deliver these great benefits: • • • • A more tailored trip for you No paperwork on your holiday Smoother hotel check-ins Travel tips and exclusive savings on travel-related goods and services EXPRESS CHECK-IN TRAFALGAR'S GOLD SEAL ADDITIONAL PROTECTION COVERAGE FOR CANCELLATION AND RETURN FLIGHT SECURITY ONLY A$99 PER PERSON 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: PRE-PAID CANCELLATION OPTION 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 will also be able to quickly locate you or your nominated contact in the unlikely event of an emergency. Please complete the express check-in as soon as possible after booking your holiday – find out more at www.trafalgar.com/aus/express All your details are kept secure and we will not share your information with third parties. ON YOUR HOLIDAY 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. CARBON EMISSIONS GRID When taking a Trafalgar holiday with us, you are opting for one of the most environmentally friendly ways to travel. Coach travel is proven to emit less carbon or greenhouse gas per person than travelling by car.* 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 all cruise portions, holidays with internal flights, train travel and optional extensions ** Medical certificates as proof of all illness claims must be supplied. Method of travel Car Train Flight Coach *Source DEFRA (2013) figures www.defra.gov.uk per passenger kilometre Kilograms of CO2 0.19350 Kgs 0.05501 Kgs 0.09429 Kgs 0.0281 Kgs s Sustaining the destinations we visit is of great importance to us at Trafalgar. We are part of a joint initiative by The Travel Corporation family of brands called TreadRight; a not for profit foundation working to ensure that the destinations we explore remain vibrant for future generations. TreadRight is The Travel Corporation's hub for all corporate social responsibility efforts, and manages a longstanding grants program that benefits sustainable tourism projects. To date, TreadRight has donated more than USD 2 million to projects worldwide. To learn more about our work at TreadRight, please visit us at www.treadright.org THINGS TO K N O W B E F O R E Y O U G O PASSPORTS AND 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’ in the top menu bar). 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: BROCHURE TERMINOLOGY: 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). Here is a description of some of the specific terms used in the itinerary pages of this brochure: Visit – In-depth sightseeing with a Local Expert 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. 54 Large print version is available at: www.trafalgar.com HOLIDAYS INCLUDING GALAPAGOS Deposit required $300 Final Payment 65 days Guest Cancellation Penalty No of Days Penalty 65 days and over Deposit 64-45 days 50% 44-31 days 70% 30-16 days 80% 15 – 1 days 100% Departure Day/No Show 100% YOUR GUIDED HOLIDAY BOOKING Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd is the ‘Sales Company’; Trafalgar Tours Limited – Great Britain and Europe Holidays, Thompsons Africa, a division of Cullinan Holdings Ltd – South Africa Holidays and Destination America Inc – North, Central and South America Holidays are the ‘Operators’; 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. The 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. 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. If due to circumstances beyond our control coaches are used otherwise than as advertised a refund of $10 per person will be made. Hotel Accommodations: 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. Quad room may also be available. 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 Traveler program points are not earned with hotels on Trafalgar holidays. Free WiFi Internet Service: Complimentary WiFi service is available in many Trafalgar hotel guestrooms and/or the public areas of most hotels. In most countries complimentary WiFi is also provided on-board the coaches. The WiFi 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. WiFi is not available on City Breaks, or when 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. 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 Expert services. Meals: Meals are included as detailed on itineraries. Sightseeing Excursions, entrance fees and English-speaking 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 (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 for all intra-air flights (indicated in the itineraries) is included in the guided holiday price. 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. A charge of 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. Inter-Island: Flights on Hawaii guided holidays Hawaii guided holidays include all inter-island airfares, air-related charges and taxes as per the date on the back cover and are subject to change without notice. Included flights are outlined in each Hawaii guided holiday price panel. Due to the nature of the inter-island airfares, taxes and fuel surcharges cannot be confirmed until payment has been received and inter-island air tickets issued. Passengers should therefore be aware that additional payments may be due resulting from increases in taxes and fuel surcharges on inter-island flights (and remain liable even if not acknowledged). Once payment has been received and interisland air tickets issued, the airfares, the taxes and fuel surcharges are final, regardless of any future price fluctuations up or down. Due to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Secure Flight rules, airlines in Hawaii must collect required information from guests. Guests travelling on inter-island flights must provide full name (as appears on a government-issued ID - i.e. passport, or Driver’s License for Australian citizens and residents), date of birth and gender. For more information regarding TSA Secure Flight rules, please visit www.tsa.gov. Incomplete or inaccurate information may result in additional charges payable to the airline or delay or denial of boarding. 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; B O O K I N G CONDITIONS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORM AT I ON PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION FEES SUMMARY INFORMATION SOUTH AMERICA HOLIDAYS (EXCLUDING GALAPAGOS) Deposit required $200 Final Payment 45 days Guest Cancellation Penalty No of Days Penalty 45 days and over Deposit 44-31 days 30% 30-8 days 50% 7-1 days 75% Departure Day/No Show 100% 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 visited. Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign government and non-government entities. RESERVATIONS & PAYMENTS 1. Your guided holiday will be confirmed by Trafalgar after receipt of a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit as detailed in the Summary Information table. We reserve the right to refuse a booking without giving any reason and shall in that event return any deposit received. The deposit forms part of your final payment. If not received within 7 calendar days of booking, the reservation will automatically be cancelled. On certain departures, deposits may be required at time of booking to hold seats. 2. Air-inclusive bookings may require an additional non-refundable deposit or payment in full at the time of booking, see Air Arrangements section below. 3. Final payment for your land reservation will be due prior to departure no later than 45/65 days (as detailed in the Summary Information table. 4. Payment in full will be required at time of booking for reservations made less than 45/65 days (as detailed in the Summary Information table) prior to departure date. 5. Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel the reservation and impose cancellation charges if any payment is not received within the above specified periods. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost land and air reservations. 6. Any special meal requirements must be provided at time of booking and are received on a REQUEST basis only. Trafalgar cannot assure special meal requests will be fulfilled. Trafalgar does not assume responsibility or liability if guest’s special meal requests are not fulfilled. 7. Your Travel Agent shall hold all monies for each and every person named in the booking until the booking is confirmed. When confirmed, your Travel Agent shall provide those monies promptly to us. You consent to us depositing monies received by us as required by law. We will be entitled to keep interest earned on monies. You consent that all monies paid to us whether through your Travel Agent, by deposit or otherwise, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit. Early Payment Discounts: Discounts are applied at the time of booking and apply to the LAND-only portion of holidays featuring the “Early Payment Discount” in the price panel, and require full payment by the applicable discount deadline dates (see Great Savings section), but no later than 45/65 days (as detailed in Summary Information table) prior to departure for land-only holidays. If full payment is not received by the correct date - as stated on the invoice - the discount will be removed and the booking will be re-priced. These discounts are not valid on all itineraries or departure dates; do not apply to optional extensions, airfares, government taxes and fees, air flight supplements, extra nights’ accommodation, transfers and any cruise portion of a holiday. Full cancellation penalties apply. This offer is subject to availability, applies to new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS Travel documents will be sent to you approximately 21 days prior to the guided holiday departure date (provided full payment has been received on time). If final payment is not received when due, costs to courier documents will be the responsibility of the Travel Agent. If you are leaving home earlier, please ask your Travel Agent to request your travel documents well in advance. Please also make sure that you provide your Travel Agent with the flight details that are booked independently no less than 21 days prior to flight departure date. Passports & Visas: All guests including children must be in possession of a machine-readable passport and applicable visas. Please refer to ’Things To Know Before You Go’ section. Your Travel Agent will advise you as to information and travel documents (such as passports, visas, affidavits, etc.) that will be needed for each person for whom travel services are being booked. Trafalgar bears no responsibility for such information. Entry/Exit Requirements: It is the guest’s sole responsibility to secure and/or pay for any and all visas, reciprocity fees, immunizations, etc. that are required to be permitted entry into the destination. In some South American countries you may be subject to entry (reciprocity) fees and/or departure taxes/ exit fees which will be collected at the airports upon entry/departure by local government authorities. Argentina requires certain passport-holders (at the time of printing: American, Canadian and Australian) to pre-pay a reciprocity fee online, print a receipt as proof of payment and present upon arrival or be denied entry. For up-to-date detailed information on entry/exit taxes and further information please check with your Travel Agent or local consular services. BOOKING CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS Booking Changes: A fee of $35 or more per person, per change and any further cost we incur, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed unless the change increases the price of the booking. Costs and charges may increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made, so you should contact us as soon as possible. We will try to make your requested change but it may not be possible. A change of guided holiday date or itinerary within 45/65 days (as detailed in the Summary Information table) of departure date will be treated as a cancellation. Cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date and the guided holiday price is equivalent or greater, in which case a $35 (or more) per person amendment fee will be charged. Name changes or corrections will be treated as a cancellation. Cancellation fees may apply. Cancellations and Cancellation Fees: Travel arrangements for any member of the party may be cancelled at any time by written notice by the person who made the booking. Please note the following: • If notice of cancellation is received by Trafalgar more than 45/65 days (as detailed in the Summary Information table) prior to the guided holiday departure date, deposit will be retained. • If full payment is not received 45/65 days (as detailed in the Summary Information table) prior to departure date, Trafalgar has the right to cancel your reservation. Trafalgar we will not be responsible for lost reservations. • Notice of cancellation must be made in writing directly to Trafalgar or through your Travel Agent. Please also refer to Trafalgar Gold Seal Additional Protection. The charges detailed in the Summary Information table (includes GST), representing costs incurred by Trafalgar in cancelling your travel arrangements, will apply when notice of cancellation for Guided Holiday is given after the booking is confirmed. Please also refer to Trafalgar’s Gold Seal Additional Protection. • If a guest fails to join the guided holiday on the day of departure, cancellation fees will be 100% (unless the guest notifies us of the delay and joins the guided holiday later at their own expense). • Cancellation fees apply to additional accommodation and/or chargeable transfers prior to and after the guided holiday reserved through Trafalgar and are additional to any cancellation fees or other charges that may be levied by your Travel Agent • Additional hotel accommodation cancelled within 14 days of booked date will incur a 100% cancellation fee. For cancellation outside 14 days before the booked date the following fees will be charged: Over 45 days $35 per person 45-22 days 25% of price for the accommodation and/or chargeable transfers 21-15 days 30% of price for the accommodation and/or chargeable transfers • Travel Agent fees and cancellation charges may also apply. • Airline Flights/Tickets: After deposit has been received, 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. HOLIDAYS INCLUDING SOUTH AFRICA Deposit required $300 Final Payment 65 days Guest Cancellation Penalty No of Days Penalty 65 days and over Deposit 64-31 days 30% 30-16 days 50% 15 – 1 days 100% Departure Day/No Show 100% • Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements that you or your party has made outside Trafalgar and which are affected by our cancellations. If the reason for your cancellation is covered under your insurance, you may be able to reclaim these charges from your insurer. You or your Travel Agent are responsible to make the claim to your insurer. Illness or Absence Early departure expenses are the guest’s responsibility. There is no refund for absence or early departure from a guided holiday, including but not limited to missed hotels, transfers, meals or sightseeing. Trafalgar urges you to purchase travel insurance to cover such circumstances. Trafalgar makes no representation or guarantees concerning reimbursement, scope of coverage, or other aspects of any travel insurance policy or claim. AIR ARRANGEMENTS Reservations/Ticketing: If an air reservation is made by Trafalgar payment in full is required for your airfare at the time of booking your flights in relation to your Trafalgar holiday to get you to the starting point of your holiday and from the ending point of your holiday. On receipt of full air payment your airfare, taxes and fuel surcharges are final. This will be regardless of future price fluctuations up or down. When booking a guided holiday including flights, you will be required, at the time of booking, to provide us the full name as detailed on the passport or government-issued ID for domestic travel, passport number, date and place of issue for each guest. Changes to flight itineraries and name changes may result in penalties charged by the airline. These are the guest’s responsibility. Airlines (and other travel providers including Trafalgar) change prices and routes from time to time. All airfares are subject to change at any time until full payment is received and air tickets are issued. All air routings are in the sole control of the airline and are subject to change at any time. Air Cancellation: Airlines may impose penalties up to 100% of the air ticket value. Airline Availability: Seats are limited in our contracted class of service and may not be available on every flight. Trafalgar does not hold block space on any airline and does not assure seat availability for every single guided holiday departure date. Airline Seating: Not all airlines offer pre-assigned seats. Some may charge for pre-assigned seats. Any additional charge imposed by airlines will be at guests’ expense. Where pre-assigned seats are not offered or different seats are desired, guests must contact airline(s) direct to arrange seating assignments. Seating is solely under the airline’s control, as are itinerary changes due to flight delays and schedule changes. Trafalgar reserves the right to offer alternative schedules for itineraries affected by airline schedule changes and equipment. Flight delays, flight cancellation and schedule changes are the responsibility of the airline. Trafalgar will not be responsible or liable for such delays or rescheduling. Price Changes: Airlines and other travel providers (including Trafalgar) change pricing, and itineraries from time to time. Prior to your booking and paying for travel, all prices and itineraries in this brochure are subject to change at any time. Guest Changes: Changes to flight itineraries and name changes may result in penalties charged by the airline. These are the guest responsibility. Airline Special Requests Seat assignment and special meal requests can be requested at time of booking. Trafalgar does not assure the request will be granted. Frequent Flyer miles can be accrued on most air carriers. Upgrades using mileage is not permitted. Many airlines do not automatically add frequent flyer numbers to records for flights booked and ticketed by Trafalgar. It is therefore the guest responsibility to request frequent flyer credit from the airline. Trafalgar shall not be responsible for matters concerning frequent flyer miles. GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS Guided Holiday Prices: Are based on costs, charges, tariffs, rates, prices, taxes, levies, exchange rates and other considerations as of the production date of this brochure (see back cover). All are subject to change. No surcharges regarding cost or currency fluctuations will be made to the LAND only price once the deposit is received. However, airport taxes, fuel surcharges and taxes, charges and levies imposed by an government or agencies may be passed on at any time, even after the deposit is received or holiday paid for. No refund will be made on account of reduction of any of the above. If the total guided holiday price increases by more than 10%, guests will have the option to cancel the guided holiday within 7 days of notification of the surcharge without penalty. All prices are in Australian Dollars unless specified. Other Fees and Taxes: Taxes and fees are subject to change without notice and will be confirmed at time of booking. Any additional fees charged by the airlines such as baggage handling, seat selections, and/or any other services are the sole responsibility of the guest(s). Additional air-related restrictions apply. Guided Holiday Participation: On all guided holidays children under 5 years of age are not eligible to travel. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult, who will be responsible for their welfare and supervision. Trafalgar seeks to provide a safe, enjoyable and memorable travel experience for all guests. Trafalgar welcomes guests with special needs or disabilities. Please note the following: • Guests must advise Trafalgar, in advance, as early as possible, of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodating. Trafalgar will make reasonable modifications to its policies, practices and procedures when necessary, unless doing so will fundamentally alter the nature of the services provided. • Guests must ensure they are medically and physically able to travel. • Trafalgar may impose safety requirements. Trafalgar may exclude an individual from participating in a guided holiday or an activity if the individual’s participation poses a direct threat to health or safety of others that cannot be eliminated by a reasonable modification of policies, practices or procedures or by the provision of auxiliary aids and services. This decision to exclude an individual will be based on an individualized assessment based on reasonable judgment that relies on current medical evidence or on the best available objective evidence to determine the nature, duration and severity of the risk, the probability that potential injury will occur and whether reasonable modifications of policies, practices or procedures will mitigate the risk. • Trafalgar does not provide personal devices (such as 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. ALL OTHER HOLIDAYS Deposit required Final Payment Guest Cancellation Penalty No of Days 45 days and over 44-31 days 30-8 days 7-1 days Departure Day/No Show $200 45 days Penalty Deposit 25% 30% 50% 100% 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. Enrollment 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 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 organisations, 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, providing marketing assistance, etc). 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 Tour Operators: Trafalgar Tours Limited, Picquet House, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1AF, Channel Islands Destination America Inc, 801 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, California 92805 Thompsons Africa 6 Hood Avenue, Rosebank, 2196, Johannesburg. 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. 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 our Company 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 Traveler must be under age 18 on the holiday departure date, and must be accompanied by an adult, sharing a twin room. The Young Traveler must be the specified age at the start of travel to be eligible for the discount. Only one Young Traveller discount per room is permitted except on North and South America itineraries where the limit is two young traveller discounts 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 and Transfers’ 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. 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 55 www.trafalgar.com Order or view our brochures online EUROPE & BRITAIN Guided Holidays & City Breaks 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. 2014 EUROPE & BRITAIN November 2013 To April 2014 AUTUMN, WINTER & SPRING SAVE On 244/245. Early Payment discounts. AMERICA & CANADA 2014 With Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico & Costa Rica SOUTH AMERICA 2014 With Mexico, Costa Rica & Panama Connect with us facebook.com/TrafalgarTravel @TrafalgarTalk TrafalgarBlog.com pinterest.com/TrafalgarTravel Watch our videos Watch a great range of clips online to get a real feel for the exciting Insider Experiences that await you on a Trafalgar guided holiday. www.trafalgar.com Trafalgar Tours (Australia) Pty Ltd Free Call: 1300 663 043 (all areas) 35 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction NSW 2022 ABN: 73 000 717 715 Licence No: 2TA00 1899 Travel Agent Reservations Sydney metro: 02 9657 3333 All other areas: 1300 78 78 78 For further information, no one is better qualified to give you expert advice than your Travel Agent! Trafalgar is a member of the familyowned The Travel Corporation and is renowned and trusted for its outstanding quality, service, value, reliability and financial stability. www.TheTravelCorporation.com Printed in AU 1st Edition AU, 27 Aug 2013