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AUTUMN, WINTER & SPRING 2014/2015 Guided holidays in Europe & Britain

Europe’s magical seasons – without summer’s price tag All the details taken care of: sightseeing, hotels, transportation, dining Travel beyond the expected with exclusive Insider Experiences

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November 2014 to April 2015

Your Trafalgar experience

Our guided holidays don’t just skim the surface of Europe – they take you beyond the expected. Perfected with our 68 years’ experience, every trip features excellent accommodation, an expert Travel Director and the perfect balance of included features, free time and exclusive Insider Experiences.

What’s always included in our fully guided holidays • The expertise of your Travel Director • M  ust-see sightseeing and surprise extras • A  ll your accommodation – always with private facilities • Breakfast every day

Our Insider Experiences Local Experts – feel a local’s passion for their home city as they share it with you Unique Insights – get a rare insight or behind-the-scenes visit into well-known places

• U  p to half your evening meals – including tips

Hidden Treasures – encounter secret

• A  luxury air-conditioned coach to travel in

Travel Director

• A  ll your hotel tips, charges and local taxes – including porter service

or sample regional produce

• Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing To see what’s included on City Breaks, see page 70.

spots, found (and shared) by your Local Specialities – meet local artisans Be My Guest – hear stories from local families as you dine on home-cooked dishes with them Authentic Accommodation – stay in places which embrace the region’s traditions or styles See which are enjoyed on each trip type on page 70.

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Images, left to right: Lake District, England; Venice, Italy; London, UK; Prague, Czech Republic; Dresden, Germany; Madrid, Spain; Christmas glühwein; tulips in Holland

Experience a surprising side to Europe From festive markets to spring flowers and autumn colours – as your Insiders we’ve arranged the best deals, places and Insider Experiences to enjoy when Europe’s at its most laid-back and crowd-free.

Spring and autumn trips Spring sees carnival fill Italian piazzas, Spain’s pavement cafés reopening, and the fields and markets of The Netherlands overflowing with vibrant

Festive holidays Crisp air scented with mulled wine and gingerbread. Christmas trees, festive markets and ice rinks filling historic town

tulips. While autumn sees Europe’s iconic sights, from Prague’s Petřín Hill to Berlin’s Tiergarten park, set against bright fall colours.

squares. Europe sparkles with twinkling

There are even options for sun

lights all winter. Our trips are carefully

seekers, with trips taking you inside

created to mix festive traditions and

the balmy Eastern Mediterranean and

famous sights, with Christmas and New

exotic Morocco and the Middle East.

Year departures also available. We even have our Christmas Spectaculars, featuring famous markets like Dresden’s Striezelmarket and Lucerne’s Wiehnachtsmärt on Franziskanerplatz.

The benefits Exceptional value versus travelling in peak season – up to 34% off Fewer crowds – faster entry and better access to sights and dining

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Trips for every kind of traveller We’ve designed our collection to help you see Europe your way in autumn, winter and spring. Every one of our 35 trips in this brochure has just the right blend of shared experiences and free time. DEEP INSIDE with Regionals

TAKING IT SLOW with At Leisure

GETTING THE ESSENTIALS with CostSaver

Slower-paced, At Leisure trips give

Our CostSaver range gives amazing

longer stays (usually two to six nights)

value – without compromising on our

and longer lie-ins. So you get more free

quality. You still get the essentials and

time – but still enjoy Insider moments.

see more than the icons, but many

Look for our

other experiences are optional, giving

At Leisure trips in

the contents.

in-depth Regional trips let you absorb

SHARING TIME with Family Experiences

the spirit and soul of a country with the

Designed for all kinds of families sharing

unique twist of our Insider Experiences.

time, we have family departures on

Taking you deep into a destination, our

COVERING GROUND with Discoveries An instant introduction to Europe’s diversity, our multi-country Discoveries collection introduces you to local people and Insider moments.

budget and tastes.

some of our most popular trips, at ideal times for school holidays and with fun child-friendly experiences. Look for our

Family Experiences

trips in the contents.

FEELING FESTIVE with Christmas Spectaculars Combining iconic sights with

INDEPENDENT BUT EASY with City Breaks

festive experiences, like

The ultimate city break holidays, these

Spectaculars give a different look

unescorted single and multi-destination

at famous places.

trips include an introduction to each new city’s sights from one of our Local Experts. They give the independence of a city break with the Insider knowledge and ease of a Trafalgar holiday.

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freedom to tailor free time to your

Images, left to right: Paris, France; London, UK; freshly baked stollen, Dresden, Germany; Rome, Italy

visiting Europe’s authentic winter markets, our Christmas

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Christmas

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Your Trafalgar experience

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Europe’s magic – without summer’s price tag

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Expect... the unexpected

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Our people. Our Passion.

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Seeing things differently

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Flavours of Europe

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Travel in comfort

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Chrismas Spectacular

Austria, Germany & Switzerland

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These trips take in all the icons and the festive markets, decorations and spirit of some of Europe’s most famous places.

Regional: Eastern Mediterranean

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The laid-back Mediterranean lifestyle meets ancient civilisations, traditions and monuments – from Jordan’s Petra to Athens’ Acropolis. Best of Greece

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Egyptian Itineraries

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Jordan Experience

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Best of Turkey

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Best of Israel

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European Discoveries

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German Christmas Markets

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European Highlights

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Christmas Markets of Austria, Germany & Switzerland

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European Traveller

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European Dream

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European Whirl

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Regional: Italy

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Italy’s love of ‘la dolce vita’ has given rise to the Renaissance art, passion for food and stories our local friends share with you. Simply Italy

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Regional: Britain & Ireland

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The royal pomp and pageantry; cream teas and country pubs; and local characters you meet take you straight to Britain’s heart.

City Breaks

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England, France & Italy Winter in London

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Winter in Paris

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Paris & Rome

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Wonders of Turkey NEW

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Regional: Spain, Portugal, Morocco & France

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They may share borders, but you’ll discover the many differences in these countries in the stories, places and traditions we reveal. Wonderful France

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Spain, Morocco & Portugal

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Regional: Central & Eastern Europe

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Less well-known than their western neighbours, unique moments come thick and fast as you explore Europe’s intriguing central and eastern bloc. Swiss Delight Prague, Vienna & Budapest

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‘What’s included?’, London Reception Centre & Group Holidays

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Extend your stay in Europe, Airport Transfers & Express Check-in

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Things to know before you go & Gold Seal Additional Protection

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Proudly using 100% recycled paper Trafalgar, as part of The Travel Corporation, is proud to be using 100% recycled paper for the body of our brochures. Some of the positive impacts of this include saving more than 48,000 * trees per year and reducing landfill waste that produces harmful greenhouse gases. In addition, the paper used is rated “Excellent” by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) environmental benchmarking tool. We are proud to commit to using one of the most environmentally friendly coated recycled papers on Planet Earth. *Calculations based on data from the Environmental Defense Network.

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Expect… the unexpected

It can be exciting to discover guided holidays aren’t all mapped out, as first-timer Paul Nugent explains. There’s a romance to the notion of

Trafalgar, I thought I had guided holidays

travelling independently. Hitting the

all mapped out. But this was

open road, chatting with locals, seeing

something different.

iconic sights. But I’ve found the dream is rarely the reality.

The difference started when I realized my luggage had made it on to the

For me, guided travel gave me the

coach without me even thinking about

adventure I was after – with none of

it; my bag magically appearing at my

the hard work.

hotel room and back onto the coach

My Travel Director, Anna, was more than

throughout the holiday.

a personal concierge though. She knew

I thought I had guided holidays all mapped out. But this was something different On my first guided holiday, I was looking forward to the obvious benefits, like someone else looking after my every need. And having my route planned by people who would book the right hotels, pick the best restaurants and show me the landmarks – without me lifting a finger.

We’ve all been there. I’ve lugged a suitcase through European cities after

more than I thought possible about the places we visited.

long flights and transfers, hoping the

She said it wasn’t just Trafalgar’s

budget hotel I found will be ok, my

heritage and unique experiences that

jet-lagged partner yawning at my side.

attracted her, but the bespoke training she’d get to help her share her home

More than a personal concierge … she knew more than I thought possible about the places we visited

nation with her guests.

We were fast-tracked past the queues into iconic landmarks

Someone carrying that luggage.

As we travelled, Anna told stories about

But I soon realized I was getting more

Someone checking me in and just

the places she took us. And introduced

than that. Oh yes, before I travelled with

handing me my key – these little luxuries

us to her local connections, who’d

left me free to just enjoy the experience.

share their cities and homes with us. And sometimes she took us off-route, choosing more scenic roads or showing us favourite hidden places.

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Images, left to right: Prague, Czech Republic; London, UK; traditional Italian pizza; Venice, Italy; Rome, Italy; Portuguese rye bread; traditional Scottish pub

But it wasn’t just about bespoke

I confess, I thought a guided holiday

I just headed to a little local café,

moments. We’d come to see the sights.

would be like a cruise on wheels.

reminding myself I was really in Europe.

And we were fast-tracked past the

But I discovered an intimate, in-depth

queues into iconic landmarks – saving

adventure, with truly exclusive moments.

time, and making us feel a little like VIPs. Sharing experiences like dining with farmers in their home, exploring cities

Each hotel was cherry-picked to suit the day – and add local colour

with locals, and watching ancient Stonehenge appear on the misty horizon, sped up friendships which normally take years to form.

Shared experiences were seamlessly paired with free time

It was in one of these cafés when I found myself reading my guidebook for pleasure, rather than for help; and I realized this Trafalgar trip hadn’t let me see Europe; it had let me experience it and enjoy it.

I thought I’d stay in run-of-the-mill hotels.

See more guests’ experiences at

But from a buzzing city center to an old

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palace packed with tradition, each hotel

or join the conversation at

was cherry-picked to suit the day – and

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add local colour. And I thought every moment would be spent together, but shared experiences

After all, there’s something about travel

were seamlessly paired with free

which connects people, and having trips

time. Sometimes I asked Anna for

tailored to food lovers; to families; even

recommendations; sometimes I joined

to those wanting to lie-in; meant you felt

Optional Experiences; and sometimes

you really were with like-minded people.

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Our people. Our passion.

Making you feel at home the minute you arrive, our Travel Directors are the best in the industry, individually selected for their passion in bringing their countries to life – with the help of our bespoke training program. Exploring the icons with you, they

Born and raised in Italy, Pino Campi, one of our expert Travel Directors, enjoys bringing Italy to life.

seek out A Hidden Treasures to add extra richness. They could be personal favourites, like Pino’s Caravaggio’s, or something they found with your skilled, friendly Driver, like the less-used roads of the Apennine Mountains. And they introduce you to Local Experts, who live in the places you visit and give an even more personal perspective.

I love scouring Rome for Hidden Treasures, like the Caravaggio paintings in the church of Santa Maria del Popolo. Easy to miss, inside it’s just beautiful. Being able to take our guests somewhere they may not have found, and seeing their faces as I tell them about my favourite artist’s techniques and escapades, is one of my best moments. I’ve been a Travel Director for almost a decade. I love inspiring our guests, using my knowledge to help them really discover my country. Taking care of the little details, getting to know people from all over the world, and making every holiday easy so guests can get on and enjoy themselves – I can’t think of a job I’d rather do.

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Images, left to right: Pino with guests, Vatican City; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Travel Director with guests; Dresden, Germany; Granada, Spain

Seeing things differently When you’re visiting a new place, there’s nothing like having a friend there to welcome you. Someone to take you to the sights – but also take you deeper to reveal the secrets. Must-see sights

Unique Insights Inspired by our love of uncovering things not found in guidebooks, our A Unique Insights give a different viewpoint of famous sights. Like at the Vatican museums, where we slip away to tread the famous Bramante staircase, usually off-limits to the public.

These iconic landmarks are always on our trips – places like the Colosseum, Eiffel Tower and Acropolis. Our audio headsets give you freedom to explore sights, without missing your

Local Experts Our travels across Europe have characters. Local historians, chefs, ecologists: each A Local Expert adds

But we take you beyond the expected,

the sights’. Like our historian friend

introducing you to locals and sharing our

in Vienna, who talks about life in this

Insider knowledge.

musical city, and shares lesser-known

Look out for A Insider Experiences feature Local Guides only – see page 70 for details).

We take you to see artisans carrying out age-old traditions, like the chocolatiers at the Alprose museum. Learning the secrets behind Swiss chocolate-making traditions, the scent of fresh cocoa fills the air as you try their produce. Watching craftspeople at work gives an appreciation for A Local Specialities others just buy as souvenirs.

unearthed some unforgettable

Travel Director’s insights.

on our itineraries (Costsaver trips

Local Specialities

a diverse personal spin to ‘seeing

stories behind famous landmarks like Hofburg Palace and Vienna State Opera.

Customize your trip Everyone likes a little time for themselves, so our itineraries always include free time to explore on your own. We can help with ideas. Or you can join one of our Optional Experiences.

Travelling with care We’re not just responsible with carbon emissions, recycled paper and donations to charitable causes. We also support the communities we visit – see www.trafalgar.com/SustainableTourism

Images, left to right: Berlin, Germany; Vatican City; food stall in Dresden, Germany; fresh stollen in Erfurt, Germany; Dresden, Germany; Berlin, Germany

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Flavours of Europe The seasons may change, but there’s one eternal philosophy held throughout Europe – food and drink is best enjoyed with friends, old and new. It’s this philosophy which inspires our dining experiences, from relaxed Welcome Receptions to Farewell Dinners, the perfect forums for getting to know each other or reliving memories.

Dining with locals Our Be My Guest experiences aren’t just about food. They’re about hearing stories of local life in intimate settings, from vineyards to farmhouses. It’s moments like meeting the Baj Macario family, who welcome you to their 14th century castle home and share tales of previous owners, the infamous Pazzi family. Then invite you to enjoy hearty Tuscan dishes and their delicious Chianti wines, on an exclusive tasting.

Carefully planned dining We plan your dining to match the day. If we won’t return until late, we’ll include a meal at the hotel. If we’re staying central, you’re free to explore – or try your Travel Director’s recommendations. And, if we’re staying near an authentic restaurant we know and love, we’ll take you there for a Regional Meal. Breakfast is always included; and we stop for lunch in just the right spot. Welcome Receptions, Farewell Dinners, Be My Guest experiences and Regional Meals are not included on CostSaver – see page 70 for more details

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Images, clockwise from top left: Dresden, Germany; roasted chestnuts; restaurant in Switzerland; Paris, France; roasted pork; Prague, Czech Republic; tapas bar in Spain

Travel in comfort

The right place to stay

Your journey made easy

We seek out the right hotel to create the right experience, with the perfect blend of charm, location and quality.

It’s not just about getting from A to B. It’s about an extraordinary journey.

You’ll stay in four or five star

places you pass on the way. And your

accommodation – and we hand-pick the best hotel for each destination. On CostSaver trips your hotels will be

Your Travel Director shares stories of Driver often takes scenic routes. You don’t have to worry about navigation, parking or road tolls, and your luggage

three star or above (see page 70).

is taken care of door to door.

Authentic Accommodation

Travelling in comfort

Our local contacts introduce us to

With reclining seats, an on-board

exciting Authentic Accommodation which reflect the area you’re in. Like the elegant Cenacolo hotel in Italy – a renovated Franciscan monastery,

restroom, WiFi (in most of Europe) and electrical outlets, our climate controlled coaches are a comfortable way to travel.

originally for pilgrims, with beautiful

Other ways to travel

views of Assisi.

We sometimes select other ways for

Rest assured Wherever you stay, we guarantee

you to travel, adding a different flavour to your trip – like cruising down the Rhine.

impeccable service and quality. We

Greener travel

take care of your check in, luggage and

2013 figures* confirm our coaches

gratuities, and more than half our hotels

emit less carbon or greenhouse gas

have free WiFi.

per guest than cars or trains. And our coaches are updated every five years. *Source DEFRA (UK Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs)

Images, top to bottom: Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront, Austria; Primus Valencia, Spain; a Trafalgar coach

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Christmas Spectacular

German Christmas Markets A journey to the home of Christmas markets, this festive foray takes you to Germany’s finest cities and towns, from classics like Dresden and Nuremberg to offbeat places like Eisenach. It’s Insider moments like… experiencing the build up to Christmas just as the Germans do, in seven of their famous wintery markets. The scent of Stollen cake and Glühwein swirls around you as you stroll among the rustic chalets of Germany’s oldest market, Dresden Striezelmarkt. And, lingering at the stalls in the romantic grounds of Wartburg Castle, you taste Saxon treats and pick authentic decorations in an enchanting UNESCO Heritage designated setting.

Dresden Christmas Market

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Frankfurt

Wartburg Castle

It's iconic places City tour in Berlin. Orientations of Frankfurt, Rothenburg, Nuremberg, Dresden, Weimar and Leipzig. Visit the Christmas Markets of Rothenburg, Nuremberg, Wartburg Castle, Erfurt, Weimar, Dresden and Leipzig. Visit the Berlin TV Tower.

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German “Stollen” cake

Welcome to Germany and the start of your magical trip to experience the festive markets! Each year in November and December the atmosphere builds through Germany with the start of Christmas celebrations. Towns and villages are decorated, Christmas markets open in cities and the wonderful aroma of “Stollen” and “Glühwein” is to be experienced around every corner. After check-in this afternoon, your Travel Director will take you on an orientation tour of the city’s dynamic financial centre and medieval Römerplatz. Later, meet with your fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton Offenbach

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Day 2 | Frankfurt | Rothenburg | Nuremberg Travel to Bavaria and arrive in the medieval walled town of Rothenburg. Enjoy an orientation walk with your Travel Director where you will see half-timbered houses and the old Town Hall. Try traditional cuisine or shop for gifts during your free time at the ‘Reiterlesmarkt’. This afternoon continue to Nuremberg and admire the mighty ramparts and St. Sebald’s Cathedral before visiting Germany’s most famous Christmas Market in the main Square. The market sells arts and crafts as well as Zwetschgenmännle - decorative figurines made out of prunes. (BB D) Hotel: Novotel Nuremberg Day 3 | Nuremberg | Eisenach (Wartburg Castle) | Erfurt | Weimar A very special Christmas market is held in the courtyard of the impressive UNESCO World Heritage Wartburg Castle in Eisenach. During Advent you can explore and enjoy typical German food, beverages, crafts, music and entertainment. Later travel to see the largest Christmas market in the province of Thuringia. This medieval market takes place on Cathedral Square in Erfurt with the impressive background of St. Mary’s Cathedral and St. Severus Church. These form the perfect backdrop for more than 200 stalls and a big Ferris wheel. See the 120m long Merchants’ Bridge (Krämerbrücke) which has 32 houses along its length – the longest inhabited bridge in Europe.  This evening in Weimar enjoy the taste and smells throughout the historic market square of this UNESCO World Heritage Town. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Leonardo Day 4 | Weimar | Dresden (2 Nights) After a leisurely morning in Weimar, travel to Dresden − known as ‘Florence on the Elbe’. Spend time seeing the highlights of this astonishing city including the Opera House and Zwinger Palace. Tonight you may want to sample some traditional German food at a local restaurant. (BB) Hotel: Pullman Dresden Newa

Day 5 | Full Day at Dresden Christmas Market A blaze of lights, the aroma of mulled wine and Christmas songs. This is the magic of Dresden’s Striezelmarkt which is Germany’s oldest Christmas market. On the second weekend in advent the locals pay homage to the Christmas pastry which originated in their city, the original Dresdner Christstollen. Taste typical Saxon delicacies and buy traditional handicraft in the market found in the heart of this Baroque city. Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere! (BB) Day 6 | Dresden | Leipzig | Berlin (2 Nights) Just as it was 500 years ago, the Leipzig Christmas market blends into the historic backdrop of Leipzig city centre. With more than 250 originally decorated stalls, it lives up to its reputation as one of the biggest and most interesting Christmas markets in Germany. The greatest attraction is the worlds’ largest free-standing Advent calendar. After time to explore you will later make your way to Berlin - one of the most vibrant and fascinating cities in Europe. (BB) Hotel: Hilton

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TRIP NOTES Airport Transfers: On arrival to Frankfurt airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12pm and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Berlin Airport at 8am and 10am. Christmas Markets: Are generally open from the beginning of Advent until 23 December 2014. Trafalgar reserves the right to substitute sites and Christmas market inclusions in keeping with the events of the season. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver NZ$89 per person. WiFi: See page 72 for details. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 74 – 75. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 71. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 7 | Berlin Sightseeing and Free Time This morning enjoy a A  Unique Insight with fantastic 360° views of the city from the Berlin TV Tower. Marvel at the landmarks of the old East and West sections of Berlin during your sightseeing tour with a A Local Expert. See the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard, the German State Opera House, Reichstag Building, Tiergarten and the shopping and entertainment district of Kurfürstendamm. Spend the rest of your day exploring on your own and shopping for souvenirs! This evening, join your companions and Travel Director for a delicious festive Farewell Dinner with wine. (BB FD) Day 8 | Depart Berlin Say ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to your travelling companions as you return home full of the joys of Christmas! Morning transfers are available to Berlin Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

Christmas Market, Frankfurt

KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception    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

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Christmas Spectacular

Christmas Markets of Austria, Germany & Switzerland Mixing iconic sights and seasonal delights in central Europe, this eight day encounter features festive markets and illuminated landmarks in Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Innsbruck and Lucerne. It’s Insider moments like… chatting to the stallholders of Vienna’s Christkindlmarkt about the origins of their traditional toys, made of wood just as they have been for centuries, or their spicy gingerbread and mulled wine. And it’s experiencing two very different festive markets: the bustling grand market in Munich’s famous Marienplatz, with its tasty Bavarian fare, lively alpine music and 14th century heritage, and the quaint little stalls in lakeside Lucerne, with their authentic twist and tranquil vibe.

Christmas Market at Marienplatz, Munich

Christmas Market Stall

It's iconic places City tour in Vienna and Salzburg. Orientation of Munich, Kitzbühel, Innsbruck and Lucerne. Visit the Christmas Markets of Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Innsbruck, Lucerne and Vaduz the capital of Liechtenstein. View Mozart’s birthplace in Salzburg, the Marienplatz in Munich, the Golden Roof in Innsbruck, the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge in Lucerne. See stunning Alpine Scenery.

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Christmas Markets of Austria, Germany & Switzerland

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It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Vienna (2 Nights)

Day 5 | Munich | Kitzbühel | Innsbruck

Welcome to the magical Austrian capital, Vienna. After check-in this afternoon, relax and unwind after your journey. Later, meet your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal followed by an evening orientation drive. (WR) Hotel: Hilton Vienna Danube

Leave Munich behind and travel through stunning countryside en route to Austria’s famous ski resort - Kitzbühel. Spend free time exploring the quaint streets before arriving in Innsbruck. Admire the 15th century Golden Roof. Visit the Christmas Market in the Old Town Square and immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere! Tonight dinner will be served at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Grauer Bär

Day 2 | Vienna Christmas Markets

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Explore the Ringstrasse during your festive sightseeing tour of Vienna. Your A  Local Expert shows you the Hofburg which was the former home of the Habsburgs. You will also see the Parliament, City Hall and the grand State Opera House. Visit the ‘Christkindlmarkt’ and buy handmade wooden toys, seasonal gifts, delicious gingerbread and warming Glühwein from traditional decorated wooden stalls. (BB) Day 3 | Vienna | Salzburg | Munich (2 Nights)

Day 6 | Innsbruck | Vaduz | Lucerne (2 Nights) This morning view the ski jump that towers over Innsbruck before visiting Vaduz, the capital city in the mountain principality of Liechtenstein. See the picturesque castle that sits above the city. Later arrive in Lucerne where your orientation tour will visit the Lion Monument and view the famous wooden Chapel Bridge. (BB) Hotel: Astoria

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TRIP NOTES Airport Transfers: On arrival at Vienna airport transfers will operate at 9am, 12pm and 3pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the first hotel. Return transfers from Lucerne will arrive at Zurich Airport at 8am. Christmas Markets: Are generally open from the beginning of Advent until 23 December 2014. Trafalgar reserves the right to substitute sites and excursions in keeping with the events of the season. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver NZ$89 per person. WiFi: See page 72 for details. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 74 – 75. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 71. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 7 | Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

Drive along the scenic Danube Valley to the beautiful city of Salzburg and visit the enchanting Christmas market. See the beautifully manicured Mirabell Gardens, Mozart’s birthplace and the Old City on your walking tour with a A  Local Expert. Then cross fairy tale Alpine landscapes to Munich, capital of Bavaria. Dine this evening at your hotel. (BB  D) Hotel:  Hilton Munich City/Sheraton Munich Westpark

Visit the Christmas Markets at Franziskanerplatz located in the Old Town of Lucerne. Swiss delights are on offer at the wooden stalls, as well as a carousel which plays traditional music while children enjoy the ride. Later enjoy free time or join your Travel Director for an optional experience to the peak of a nearby mountain top. Tonight join your fellow travellers for a festive Farewell Dinner. (BB FD)

Day 4 | Munich Orientation and Free Time

Day 8 | Lucerne | Depart Zurich

Discover Munich on an orientation with your Travel Director. Admire the Marienplatz with its impressive Town Hall and the ornate Glockenspiel. Spend the rest of your day enjoying the festive spirit at the Christmas market. Consider a visit to a famous beer hall and experience the warmth and hospitality for which this city is renowned. (BB)

Say farewell to your travelling companions as you return home with magical Christmas memories! There is a morning transfer to Zurich airport from Lucerne. Conditions apply. Please do not book flights which depart before 10am from Zurich airport. (BB) KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception    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

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Simply Italy Rome, Venice, Florence – away from the summer crowds, the country’s most iconic cities come into focus, on an eight day journey into the traditions and culture of Italy. It’s Insider moments like… ascending the Bramante staircase and feeling the smooth marble underfoot as you reach the top, revealing jaw-dropping views of the city, in a part of the Vatican off-limits to the general public. Marvelling at the beauty of the Sistine Chapel, and finding out the story behind it from an expert historian. Exploring Rome at your leisure, the scent of roasting chestnuts floating on the breeze. And getting to know the Baj Macario family over hearty Tuscan dishes, enjoyed in their castle home.

Piazza del Duomo, Pisa

Glass blowing, Venice

It's iconic places City tour in Rome and Florence. Orientation of Venice, Pisa and Siena. Visit the Vatican Museum, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Colosseum in Rome. View the Forum in Rome, St. Mark’s Basilica and the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Duomo in Florence and Piazza del Campo in Siena. See the canals of Venice.

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Statue of David, Piazza della Signoria, Florence

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Welcome to Rome! After check-in, relax or start to explore this magical ancient city. This evening enjoy a Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. Afterwards, a drive to see the city lights and a stop to view the magnificent St. Peter’s Basilica will be the perfect introduction to the Eternal City. (WR) Hotel: Grand Hotel Tiberio Day 2 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Your included sightseeing tour with a A  Local Expert begins at the Vatican Museums. Experience a A  Unique Insight in the Vatican when you ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante. Admire Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and then visit St. Peter’s Basilica to see his famous Pietà. Later, view the Forum, centre of daily life in ancient Rome as well as visit the impressive Colosseum, the largest in the Roman Empire. See the Circus Maximus where Ben Hur style chariot racing took place. Spend free time discovering more of the city or relax at a pavement café and watch the world go by. (BB) Day 3 | Rome | Venice (2 Nights) Travel through scenic Umbria and see the impressive hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto before entering into Tuscany. Make your way past Chianti vineyards and terraced olive groves before crossing over the forested Apennine hills. Arrive later in Venice - one of the most unique and serene cities in the world. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB  DW) Hotel: Boscolo Bellini Day 4 | Venice Orientation and Free Time A visit to the magical city of Venice would not be complete without an orientation cruise by private motor launch along the canals to St. Mark’s Square, with views of the Doge’s Palace and the renowned Bridge of Sighs. Witness a A  Local Speciality demonstration of the

ancient art of glassblowing at a workshop on Giudecca island. Then there’s time on your own to join the various optional experiences on offer or to explore the labyrinth of streets and canals. (BB)

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This morning cross the Veneto plains then travel over the steep Apennine Mountains to the city of Pisa. See the incredible Leaning Tower, the amazing carved marble Cathedral and the Baptistery in the Square of Miracles. Later, travel through the province of Tuscany to Renaissance Florence for your two night stay. (BB) Hotel: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo Day 6 | Florence Free Time

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Your A  Local Expert shows you the multicoloured Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria during your guided walking tour. Enjoy a panoramic view over the city from Piazzale Michelangelo before free time to shop for high quality leather and gold. Alternatively consider visiting the Fine Arts Academy to see the famous statue of David by Michelangelo. Today enjoy an authentic A  Be My Guest Tuscan lunch experience made with locally sourced fresh produce. (BB BG)

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Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights: The 21 December 2014 departure will celebrate Christmas the ‘Italian way’ in Florence. Enjoy a traditional festive meal with all the trimmings. Christmas in Florence is simply unforgettable. The 28 December 2014 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Venice. After a delicious meal in a local trattoria with wine, celebrate by witnessing the local festivities. Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary. Venice: These trips will be staying in Venice during the Carnival of Venice 2015. Easter: These trips will be in Rome on Easter Sunday.

TRIP NOTES Airport Transfers: Transfers on arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm, and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the first hotel. Return transfers from the last hotel will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver NZ$89 per person. WiFi: See page 72 for details. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 74 – 75. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 71.

Day 7 | Florence | Siena | Rome

All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

Drive through the Chianti vineyards to the medieval city of Siena. Here an orientation includes the Piazza del Campo, scene of the famous Palio Horse Races. There is time at leisure to shop for Tuscan specialities before returning to the Eternal City of Rome. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. (BB FD) Hotel: Sheraton Golf Parco De Medici

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

Day 8 | Depart Rome Say ‘arrivederci’ to your Travel Director and fellow travellers at the end of this remarkable Italian holiday. Airport transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino. Conditions apply. (BB)

KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception    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

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At Leisure

Great Italian Cities Floating islands, Papal splendour and Renaissance masters. Italy’s greatest cities are in the spotlight on an epic discovery of Venice, Florence and Rome during Autumn, Winter and Spring. It’s Insider moments like… the fruity explosion of olive oil on your tongue while sampling the fresh produce of the Fattoria di Maiano. At the heart of Tuscany, you’ll meet the family of Count Fulcis in their 15th century villa, where the love story a ‘Room with a View’ was filmed, and learn about the principles of organic olive oil production. Later, the smell of tomatoes, garlic and fresh baking bread beckons you from the formal gardens, to sit down together to a meal of lush local flavour framed by the rolling hills of Tuscany.

Colosseum, Rome

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Rome (3 Nights) Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City! Relax after your journey or explore this fascinating city on your own. Later, meet your companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception. It’s the perfect opportunity to get to know everyone! An orientation drive will take you to view St. Peter’s Basilica - a memorable way to start your Italian holiday! (WR) Hotel: Il Cantico A Authentic Accommodation

Assisi

It's iconic places City tour in Rome, Assisi, Florence, Venice and Bologna. Orientations of Pisa and Venice. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the amazing Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, the Roman Colosseum in Rome and St. Francis Basilica in Assisi. Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. View the Roman Forum in Rome, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice.

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discovering more of the city or relax at a pavement café and watch the world go by. (BB) Day 3 | Rome At Leisure Spend today as you please. Your Travel Director will be able to help you to get the most from your day at leisure. Alternatively, consider joining an optional experience to the renowned excavations at Pompeii, close to the Bay of Naples. (BB)

Day 2 | Rome Sightseeing

Day 4 | Rome | Assisi | Florence (3 Nights)

Your included sightseeing tour with a A  Local Expert begins at the Vatican Museums. Experience a A Unique Insight in the Vatican when you ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante. Admire Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and then visit St. Peter’s Basilica to see his famous Pietà. Later, view the Forum, centre of daily life in ancient Rome as well as visiting the impressive Colosseum, the largest in the Roman Empire. See the Circus Maximus where Ben Hur-style chariot racing took place. Spend free time

Drive north to the mystical town of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio. Your A  Local Expert shows you all the sights. Visit St. Francis’ Basilica and see Giotto’s enchanting frescoes. Visit the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli, which stands on the site where St. Francis died. Arrive later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. (BB) Hotel: Ambasciatori Day 5 | Florence Sightseeing Learn about Florence’s rich cultural history during your sightseeing tour with a A  Local Expert. See Piazza della Signoria, with its impressive sculptures and

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Includes: All our featured inclusions shown on page 70. 9 nights’ accommodation (3 hotels). 9 hot buffet breakfasts. 4 dinners (including Welcome Reception, Be My Guest, three course dinner with wine and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown. All transfers shown.

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imposing palazzi, and the multi-coloured marble Duomo and Baptistery, famous for its bronze doors with relief sculptures. View the Ponte Vecchio, one of the city’s most famous landmarks. (BB) Day 6 | Florence | Excursion to Pisa Cross the Arno Valley to Pisa, a former maritime city on the Ligurian Sea. In the Square of Miracles, home to some of the city’s most famous sights, see the incredible Leaning Tower and the beautifully sculpted marble Cathedral. See the Baptistery and the cemetery, built on soil brought from Calvary in the Holy Land. Spend free time shopping for souvenirs in Florence, renowned for high quality leather and 18-carat gold jewellery. This evening, travel to a Tuscan wine and olive oil estate for a special A  Be My Guest dinner. (BB BG) Day 7 | Florence | Bologna | Venice (3 Nights) Travel through the Apennines to Bologna, home to one of the oldest universities in Europe and famous for sausages and salamis! Your sightseeing tour with a A  Local Expert includes views of the Kissing Towers, which lean towards each other, seemingly poised to embrace. Later, cross the Veneto plains to Venice. This Byzantine city, constructed in a lagoon, has an incredibly rich cultural and artistic heritage. This evening, you might like to take a gondola ride along enchanting canals - it’s the perfect introduction to this magical city! Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB DW) Hotel: Boscolo Bellini

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Savour the unique sights of Venice as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. See the Bridge of Sighs, Palladian Churches, Customs House, Grand Canal, St Mark’s Basilica and the ornate Doge’s Palace. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating a A  Local Speciality at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Free time is an opportunity to visit the Fine Arts Academy, simply relax at a café on St. Mark’s Square or consider a boat trip to the Island of Burano for a delicious seafood meal. (BB) Day 9 | Secret Venice Walking Tour and visit to The Market Enjoy a boat trip along the canals to the Rialto Bridge to join your Small Group Sightseeing walking tour with a A Local Expert of the colourful, centuries-old food market and narrow ‘calle’ or streets. See the beautiful architecture, including Marco Polo’s house. For the rest of the day you are free to visit the sights of your choice. Celebrate this evening with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB FD)

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Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights: The 19 December 2014 departure will celebrate Christmas the ‘Italian way’ in Venice. Enjoy a traditional festive meal with all the trimmings. Christmas in Venice is simply unforgettable. The 24 December 2014 departure will celebrate Christmas in Rome and New Year’s Eve in Venice. After a delicious meal in a local trattoria with wine, celebrate by witnessing the local festivities. Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary. Family Experiences: Departures marked have family activities included. Venice:This departure will be staying in Venice during the Carnival of Venice 2015. Easter: This trip will be in Rome on Easter Sunday.

TRIP NOTES Airport Transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Venice Marco Polo Airport at 8am and 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver NZ$98 per person.

Day 10 | Depart Venice

WiFi: See page 72 for details.

Say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy and your newfound friends at the end of your memorable Italian holiday! Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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 74 – 75. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 71. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Authentic Accommodation Code: WGICF

Family departures on 12, 19 and 24 December 2014 and 2 January 2015 include a fun morning at a Gladiator School and a pizza making lesson in Rome, gelato tasting and a visit to see the David Statue in the Accademia in Florence & carnival mask painting in Venice. On these departures quad rooms are available for families with young children. Reduction per person in quad room is NZ$275. Hotels: Rome - Crowne Plaza St Peters, Florence - Grand Hotel Mediterraneo, Venice - Novotel Mestre Castellana

Il Cantico, Rome, Italy Located in close proximity to the Vatican, Il Cantico is owned by the Franciscan order and the theme of St. Francis runs throughout the hotel. This A  Authentic Accommodation features charming quotes and homages to St. Francis and his love of nature.

KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception    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

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Real Italy The atmospheric ruins of Pompeii, romance of Verona and island paradise of Capri are revealed in a subtle light, on an exploration that also takes in big players: Rome, Florence and Venice. It’s Insider moments like… watching glowing colours twist and bend into delicate works of art at the hands of an expert Venetian glassblower, and listening as he shares the secrets of this ancient tradition. Crossing the picturesque Bay of Naples en route to Capri, it’s seeing the beauty of the island on the horizon and exploring it with a local, as they share the stories of this millionaires’ playground. Then discovering the techniques behind inlaid woodworking in Sorrento, before a tasty meal of local delicacies.

Faraglioni Rocks, Capri

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City! Unwind or take a stroll through ancient streets and soak up the ambience. This evening, meet for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director. (WR) Hotel: Grand Hotel Tiberio Day 2 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

Mount Vesuvius from Pompeii

It's iconic places City tour in Rome, Florence, Capri and Pompeii. Orientations of Venice, Verona and Sorrento. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the Roman Colosseum and Vatican Museum in Rome. View St. Mark’s Basilica and the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, Juliet’s Balcony in Verona, the Duomo in Florence and the Abbey of Monte Cassino. See the canals of Venice and Mount Vesuvius.

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See the sights with your A  Local Expert. Visit the magnificent St. Peter’s Square, designed so the greatest number of people could see the Pope give his blessing. Explore the Basilica, one of the largest and most important religious sites on earth. On your way to Trastevere, see Tiburtina Island. Admire the Circus Maximus, the ancient site of chariot racing, set in a valley below the Aventine and Palatine Hills. Learn about gladiatorial combat and other public events that took place at the Colosseum on your guided visit. Spend the rest of the day as you choose. You might like to visit the ancient Catacombs along the old Appian Way. (BB) Day 3 | Rome Sightseeing | Venice (2 Nights) Experience a A  Unique Insight in the Vatican when you ascend the smooth and

step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante. Visit the Sistine Chapel with your A Local Expert and see Michelangelo’s frescoed ceiling, believed by many to be his crowning achievement. Admire the scenery as you drive north from Rome past the hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto into Tuscany. See the Chianti vineyards and the extensive olive groves before crossing through the Apennine hills and eventually reaching the flat plains of the Veneto region and magical Venice. (BB DW) Hotel: Grande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria A Authentic Accommodation Day 4 | Venice Sightseeing and Free Time Venice − Queen of the Adriatic − was a maritime power and staging post for the Holy Crusades, and played a significant part in the Renaissance. The history and culture of this unique city is revealed as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. See the Byzantine Basilica, Bridge of Sighs and Doges’ Palace. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating A  Local Specialities at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca island. Your afternoon is free to discover the delights of Venice or perhaps consider a seafood meal at a local restaurant. (BB)

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Day 5 | Venice | Verona | Florence (2 Nights) A leisurely drive brings you to Verona, the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. See the impressive Roman arena, the third largest in Italy, and Juliet’s balcony, close to Piazza della Erbe. To the south, through the beautiful landscape of Tuscany lies Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Explore Piazza della Signoria and see the Ponte Vecchio during your walking tour, with commentary from your A  Local Expert. See the multi-coloured Duomo, with a dome engineered by Brunelleschi, and see the Baptistery, with its towering bronze doors and relief sculptures. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a memorable A  Be My Guest dinner of delicious local ingredients prepared by a local family. (BB BG) Hotel: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo Day 6 | Florence Free Time Plan your day’s sightseeing as you wish. There are endless things to see in this fascinating city including the Academy of Fine Arts featuring Michelangelo’s statue of David, and the world-famous Uffizi Gallery. Florence is also renowned for luxury leather goods and 18-carat gold jewellery. This afternoon, you have the opportunity to take an excursion to San Gimignano, whose tall medieval towers can be seen from miles around. (BB) Day 7 | Florence | Monte Cassino | Sorrento (2 Nights) Visit the Commonwealth Cemetery in Monte Cassino which lies below the famous Abbey that was the site of a fierce battle in

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Day 8 | Isle of Capri Excursion and Free Time Accompanied by a A  Local Expert, cross the Bay of Naples by ferry to the Isle of Capri, where Emperor Tiberius built a series of villas and governed the Roman Empire for the last ten years of his life. Spend the afternoon sightseeing or consider an excursion to Anacapri which features magnificent views. Later in Sorrento, visit an inlaid woodwork factory for a short demonstration on the production of this A  Local Speciality. Tonight enjoy a Regional Meal in a local restaurant. (BB RM) Day 9 | Sorrento | Pompeii | Rome Explore the excavations at Pompeii which was preserved by volcanic ash when Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Your A  Local Expert gives a historical commentary of day-to-day life in the city on your Small Group Sightseeing tour. Your Italian odyssey ends in Rome where you enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and companions. (BB FD) Hotel: Sheraton Roma Day 10 | Depart Rome Say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy, your travelling companions and your Travel Director at the end of this memorable adventure. Airport transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights: The 20 December 2014 departure will celebrate Christmas in Florence where you will enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings ‘Italian style’. Experience the atmosphere of this beautiful city at Christmas. The 27 December 2014 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in the enchanting city of Florence. Enjoy the party atmosphere and see the sky lit up with celebratory fireworks after a dinner of local specialities. A night to be remembered forever! Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary. Venice: This departure will be staying in Venice during the Carnival of Venice 2015. Easter: These trips will be in Rome on Easter Sunday.

TRIP NOTES Airport Transfers: Transfers on arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the first hotel. Return transfers to Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 7am and 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver NZ$111 per person. WiFi: See page 72 for details. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 74 – 75. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 71. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Authentic Accommodation Grande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria, Venice, Italy When we stay on the exclusive Lido di Venezia, we often plump for Grande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria. Rich in romantic history, this A Authentic Accommodation is a prestigious icon in Venice and has original period furnishings.

Sistine Chapel Ceiling, Rome

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Best of Italy The essence of ‘la dolce vita’ is explored through the cuisine, art and landscapes of Italy, from its iconic cities and turquoise lakes to its laid-back southern shores. It’s Insider moments like… watching delicate designs take shape as the scent of chestnut fills the air, at an in-laid woodwork demonstration in Sorrento. Finding out more about the artistic techniques that are passed down generations, and meeting the artisans who continue these traditions, in one of Italy’s most beautiful spots. And it’s getting beyond the ruins in Pompeii with our local friend, who paints a picture of streets buzzing with excitement at the festival of fire, just hours before the molten lava of Mount Vesuvius buried the city.

Grand Canal, Venice

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City! Spend the rest of your day relaxing or take a leisurely stroll around the city. Join your companions and your Travel Director later for a Welcome Reception. Then enjoy an orientation drive to see St. Peter’s Basilica and other sights - a great introduction to this beautiful city. (WR) Hotel:  Il Cantico A Authentic Accommodation Day 2 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

Making Tortellini

It's iconic places City tour in Rome, Pompeii, Capri, Assisi, Milan and Florence. Orientation of Venice. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museum, the Roman Colosseum, the Commonwealth War Cemetery, the excavations at Pompeii, St. Francis Basilica in Assisi, picturesque Lake Como and the medieval city of Siena. Cruise to the beautiful Isle of Capri and by private launch to St. Mark’s Square in Venice. View the Roman Forum in Rome, the Byzantine St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the Roman Arena and Juliet’s Balcony in Verona, the Gothic Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Duomo in Florence.

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Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the most important Catholic church in the world on your included morning sightseeing tour with a A  Local Expert. Across the Tiber, view the Forum, centre of daily life in ancient Rome and the Circus Maximus where chariot races were held. Later visit inside the mighty Colosseum. Then spend free time this afternoon seeing the sights of your choice. This evening, why not discover the city’s culinary delights? (BB) Day 3 | Rome | Monte Cassino | Sorrento (2 Nights) Visit the Sistine Chapel this morning with a A  Local Expert to see Michelangelo’s famous frescoed ceiling. Then travel south to the Commonwealth Cemetery in Monte Cassino which lies below the famous Abbey that was the site of a fierce battle in May 1944. Continue south through the fertile Campania region to the Bay of Naples in the

shadow of Mount Vesuvius, and along the coast to Sorrento. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB DW) Hotel: Johanna Park Day 4 | Isle of Capri Excursion Witness the art of inlaid wood-working, a A  Local Speciality for which Sorrento is famous. Later, embark on an included excursion by ferry to the Isle of Capri. Visit Capri town and other sights during your tour with a A  Local Expert. Spend time exploring this lovely island on your own. Perhaps consider visiting the villa of the Swedish doctor, Axel Munthe. (BB) Day 5 | Sorrento | Pompeii | Assisi This morning, your A  Local Expert tells you all about the devastation caused by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 during your included walking tour of Pompeii. Assisi is your next destination. This mystical town is perched on the slopes of Mount Subasio overlooking the peaceful Umbrian landscape. Under the protection of St. Francis this city is still enclosed by medieval ramparts. Your A  Local Expert takes you on a walking tour, which includes a visit to the Basilica of St. Francis, famous for its frescoes depicting the life of this much-loved saint. Spend time afterwards exploring on your own and shopping for souvenirs. Dine at your hotel this evening. (BB  DW) Hotel:  Cenacolo A Authentic Accommodation

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Day 6 | Assisi | Venice (2 Nights) Today, enjoy the glorious countryside and historic architecture of the Emilia Romagna region. The area is also renowned for its cuisine such as Tortellini, Mortadella and Parmesan cheese, which you could sample during your lunch stop.  Arrive later in Venice, Queen of the Adriatic. (BB  DW) Hotel: Principe/Amadeus Day 7 | Venice Sightseeing and Free Time Your cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square is magical! View the Bridge of Sighs, the beautiful Doge’s Palace and the Basilica. Watch a A  Local Speciality demonstration of the ancient art of glassblowing at a traditional workshop on Giudecca island. Spend free time seeing the sights of your choice. You might like to cruise across the lagoon to the Island of Burano and enjoy a delicious seafood meal. (BB) Day 8 | Venice | Verona | Milan | Lake Como (2 Nights) This morning travel to Verona, the home of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, to admire the Roman arena and Juliet’s balcony. Cross the plains of Lombardy to Milan for a walking tour of this fashionable city with your A  Local Expert. See the Duomo, La Scala Opera house and the famous Galleria. (BB) Hotel: Barchetta Excelsior Day 9 | Lake Como Sightseeing and Free Time Enjoy an orientation of Como including the Old Town and views of the Cathedral.

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Day 10 | Lake Como | Pisa | Florence (2 Nights) Cross the Plains of Lombardy, the forested Apennine Mountains, and pass by Genoa to Pisa. View the extraordinary Leaning Tower before arriving in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Tonight, you might like to sample some local Tuscan cuisine. (BB) Hotel: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo Day 11 | Free Time

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Your A  Local Expert brings the city’s rich history to life during your walking tour. See the Cathedral and Piazza della Signoria and view Ponte Vecchio. Today experience typical Tuscan cuisine as you enjoy a special A  Be My Guest dinner with a local family. (BB BG) Day 12 | Florence | Siena | Rome Set in scenic Tuscan countryside, visit the medieval town of Siena, famous for its exciting Palio horse race. This evening in Rome, join your Travel Director and new found friends for a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) Hotel: Executive Style Day 13 | Depart Rome Say ‘arrivederci Roma’ at the end of your memorable holiday in Italy. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

Authentic Accommodation Il Cantico, Rome, Italy Located in close proximity to the Vatican, Il Cantico is owned by the Franciscan order and the theme of St. Francis runs throughout the hotel. This A Authentic Accommodation features charming quotes and homages to St. Francis and his love of nature. Cenacolo, Assisi, Italy An old Franciscan convent, built for pilgrims visiting Assisi, we often choose Hotel Cenacolo when in this scenic part of Italy. Sensitively restored, the stone walls of this A Authentic Accommodation hold slick modern decor. 

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Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights: The 14 December 2014 departure will celebrate Christmas in Rome where you will enjoy a delicious and traditional festive meal with all the trimmings ‘Italian-style’. The 16 December 2014 departure will celebrate Christmas in Florence. The 20 December 2014 departure will celebrate Christmas in Venice and New Year’s Eve in Rome. For both Christmas and New Year, we have arranged special celebratory meals with wine and soft drinks for you to enjoy these memorable events. The 27 December 2014 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Assisi. Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary. Venice: This departure will be staying in Venice during the Carnival of Venice 2015. Easter: Departures 25 March and 05 April will be in Rome on Easter Sunday and departure 01 April will be in Assisi on Easter Sunday.

TRIP NOTES Airport transfers: On arrival to Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver NZ$144 per person. WiFi: See page 72 for details. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 74 – 75. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 71. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception    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

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Real Britain Cityscapes and scenic lakes, this lively round-trip goes from London to Bristol, Chester, Edinburgh and York for a fast-paced taste of British culture and craftsmanship. It’s Insider moments like… stepping onto the drive of a classic country house, in the England you always imagined. It’s chatting with your hosts as they unveil the history and heritage of their family home, and invite you to discover their little corner of tradition. It’s inhaling the lush perfume of an English country garden in the springtime, feeling the tickle of grass against your feet. And, of course, it’s sampling real home cooking with local produce, as you experience British hospitality first-hand with the owners of this ‘country pile’.

Edinburgh Castle

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It's iconic places City tour in Edinburgh. Orientations of Bath, Bristol, Chester, Grasmere and York. Visit the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, Wedgewood Visitor Centre, Gretna Green, Edinburgh Castle, medieval Alnwick, and Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon. View Anne Hathaway’s thatched cottage, the home to Harry Potter & Hogwarts’ Alnwick Castle and York Minster.

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This morning travel to rural Wiltshire and visit the mystical ancient monoliths at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain. Later travel to the Georgian town of Bath. Visit the Roman baths from which the city derives its name. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Reception with a traditional pub meal. It’s the ideal opportunity to get to know your Travel Director and fellow travellers. (WR) Hotel: Mercure Bristol Holland House Day 2 | Bristol | Wedgwood | Chester Visit the Wedgwood Visitor Centre for a A  Local Speciality demonstration and learn about the manufacture of porcelain in the region known as The Potteries. See the medieval city walls at Chester and admire the Tudor architecture and the galleried shops known as the Rows. In your free time, explore the city and perhaps treat yourself to a traditional English Cream Tea, or join an optional experience through the spectacular Horseshoe Pass to visit the Welsh town of Llangollen, home to the famous music Eisteddfod. (FB) Hotel: Mercure Abbots Well Day 3 | Chester | Grasmere | Gretna Green | Edinburgh (2 Nights) Admire the views throughout the scenic Lake District. These scenes provided William Wordsworth with the inspiration to write the poem ‘Daffodils’. Visit the town of Grasmere to see St. Oswald’s church where the poet is buried. Stop at Gretna Green across the Scottish border, a town popular with eloping couples. Here the marriage ceremony was traditionally performed across a blacksmith’s anvil. Then travel to the historic capital, Edinburgh, your home for the next two nights. (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Edinburgh

Day 4 | Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time This morning, discover the elegance of Edinburgh with your A Local Expert on your included city sightseeing tour. See the Royal Mile in the Old Town. View the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Arthur’s Seat. Your guided visit inside Edinburgh Castle is informative and engaging. Spend free time exploring on your own or join your Travel Director on an optional experience to the Royal Yacht Britannia. Tonight, why not try traditional cuisine at a local restaurant? (FB) Day 5 | Edinburgh | Alnwick | York Visit the medieval market town of Alnwick. View the castle, home to the Duke of Northumberland, and recently featured as Hogwarts in a number of Harry Potter films and also in the movie Robin Hood Prince of Thieves. Cross the River Tyne and continue to the Roman city of York. See York Minster and walk along the famous Shambles. Tonight enjoy a A  Be My Guest Farewell Dinner at a country home. Meet the family and learn the history of the house before enjoying a hearty home cooked meal. (FB  BG) Hotel: Holiday Inn York Day 6 | York | Stratford-upon-Avon | London

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Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights: The 23 December 2014 departure will celebrate Christmas in Edinburgh where you will enjoy a delicious traditional Festive dinner with all the trimmings at your hotel. Relax and toast a Scottish Christmas to remember! The 28 December 2014 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Edinburgh. After a delicious meal with champagne at your hotel, tickets are included for Edinburgh Hogmanay. This party below Edinburgh Castle is the largest New Year’s event in the world which you will get to enjoy! Hogmanay: Celebrate Hogmanay in Edinburgh on the 28 December 2014 departure date.

TRIP NOTES Your London Hotel:  Cumberland For rates and full details please see page 71. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. London Airport Shuttle: Service available to purchase, conditions apply. See page 71 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver NZ$62 per person. WiFi: See page 72 for details. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 74 – 75. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 71. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace and Visitor Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon and see Anne Hathaway’s thatched cottage. Later, arrive back into London where your memorable holiday comes to an end. (FB)

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KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception    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

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Irish Highlights The fast-track to Ireland – this seven-day encounter with the southern side takes you from Dublin and back, stopping at Waterford, Limerick and the scenic Ring of Kerry along the way. It’s Insider moments like… smelling the sweet aroma of Catherine Fulvio’s slow-baked apple and carrot cake as you join this world-renowned chef for dinner at her 350 acre farm near Dublin. The encounter takes you beyond her usual cookery school, into the heart of her home – to hear Catherine talk about her Glenealy house and sit down to enjoy treasured family dishes, like her mother’s brown soda bread. And you’ll go beyond the showroom at Waterford Crystal, into the workshop where the master craftsmen work on exquisite pieces of art.

Bunratty Castle

Temple Bar, Dublin

It's iconic places City tour of Dublin. Orientation of Waterford, Limerick and Galway. Visit the famine ship in New Ross, the crystal showroom at Waterford, Youghal, Blarney to kiss the stone and gain the ‘gift of the gab’, Cliffs of Moher and Bunratty Folk Park. View St Patricks Cathedral and Phoenix Park in Dublin, King John’s Castle and St. Mary’s Cathedral in Limerick and the Cathedral of Galway. Scenic drive of the Ring of Kerry.

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Spend the morning relaxing or exploring this vibrant, friendly city. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this afternoon and see Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park and the stately Georgian Squares with your A  Local Expert. This evening get to know your companions and Travel Director at a Welcome Reception which includes a light evening meal and drinks. (WR) Hotel: Mespil

Today we experience Ireland’s most scenic coastal drive around the Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the ‘Ring of Kerry’. It is undoubtedly one of the most magical and varied places in the whole of Ireland and is truly a photographers delight. We will also see Daniel O’Connell’s Cahirciveen, the fishing village of Waterville, the Black Valley and Moll’s Gap. Here mountains, valleys, lakes and sea blend into a landscape that is often breathtaking beyond words. (FB)

Day 2 | Dublin | Co. Wicklow | New Ross | Waterford Travel through the lush countryside of County Wicklow – known as the Garden of Ireland. Then on through County Wexford before arriving in the town of New Ross. See the monument to John F. Kennedy who visited his ancestral family hometown in 1963. Visit the three-masted barque Dunbrody, and gain a A  Unique Insight into the tragic plight of Irish emigration during the 1800’s. This afternoon, visit the House of Waterford Crystal for a A Local Speciality demonstration. Watch the master craftsmen at work during your tour of the workshop, and see the exquisite completed pieces in the showroom. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Waterford Marina Day 3 | Waterford | Youghal | Blarney | Killarney (2 Nights) This morning, visit the historic seaport town of Youghal, once home to Sir Walter Raleigh. Visit Blarney Castle, kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the ‘gift of the gab’ then travel through the colourful market town of Macroom and see the impressive Castle Arch, once the gateway to Macroom Castle it is now almost all that remains. Cross the Kerry Mountains to Killarney, your home for the next two nights. (FB) Hotel: Killarney Avenue

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Day 5 | Killarney | Cliffs of Moher | Bunratty | Limerick Take the ferry across the Shannon estuary to scenic County Clare. A picturesque coastal drive through the beautiful villages of Kilrush and Lahinch brings you to the Cliffs of Moher. See the history of the cliffs brought to life with a visit to the ‘Atlantic Edge’ exhibition.  Visit Bunratty Castle and explore the Folk Park, a living museum dedicated to life in Ireland during the 18th and 19th centuries. In Limerick, view King John’s Castle, St. Mary’s Cathedral and the Treaty Stone during your orientation. (FB) Hotel: Radisson Blu Day 6 | Limerick | Galway | Dublin

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St. Patricks Day will be celebrated in Ireland on these departures Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights: The 21 December 2014 departure will celebrate Christmas in Limerick where you will enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings ‘Irish-style’. Experience the relaxed atmosphere of this friendly city at Christmas. The 28 December 2014 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Killarney. Toast in the New Year with your newfound friends! Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

TRIP NOTES Airport transfers: Transfers on arrival from Dublin Airport will operate at 8.30am, 11am and 1pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Dublin Airport at 7.30am, 9.30am and 11.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver NZ$78 per person. WiFi: See pages 72 for details. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 74 – 75. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 71. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

This morning, head north to Galway. View the Cathedral and enjoy some free time in the city before continuing to Dublin. Join your companions and Travel Director this evening for a A  Be My Guest Farewell Dinner. (FB BG) Hotel: Mespil Day 7 | Depart Dublin Say goodbye after your unforgettable journey through the friendly Emerald Isle! Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (FB) Dunbrody Famine Ship, New Ross

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Wonderful France The best of both worlds, France’s capital Paris meets its capital of cool, St-Tropez, on this chic retreat. Even the journey shows you two worlds, from the slow scenic drive to the high-speed TGV. It’s Insider moments like… the sight of Château la Dorgonne appearing in the distance as you drive down a country road and along a drive lined by trees and vineyards – before being welcomed for lunch by the owner. Relaxing al fresco with a glass of the château’s own wine gives a perfect opportunity to enjoy views of the vineyards which supplied the grapes for your apéritif – at the foot of the southern Luberon Hills. Stepping inside the historic bastide, or country house, for lunch, you see how its careful restoration has revived its authentic  17th century charm.

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Welcome to Paris! Relax after your journey or take a leisurely stroll through the City of Light. Tonight, meet your Travel Director and companions for a Welcome Reception. Later, enjoy an evening drive to see some of the most famous Parisian landmarks. (WR) Hotel: Hilton Paris La Defense

Relax on the Riviera or enjoy a leisurely stroll through the picturesque Flower Market in the Old Town of Nice. Why not take an optional experience to the medieval and fortified hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence, former home of Marc Chagal and Yves Montand, famous for its art galleries and boutiques. (BB)

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Take the impressive and fast TGV train through the heart of France, past Auxerre and the sprawling vineyards of Burgundy to the Rhône Valley. View the Pont du Gard  aqueduct, an impressive structure dating back to the Romans. Later, your orientation of Avignon includes views of the impressive Palace of the Popes and the ruined bridge straddling the River Rhône, which inspired the famous French song, ‘sur le pont d’Avignon’. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB DW) Hotel: Mercure Pont D’Avignon

Travel to the sleepy provençal village of St Maximin la Sainte Baume. View the basilica that was built in the late 13th  century over a roman villa which is reputed to be the lost burial site of Mary Magdalene. Later pass the vineyards of the Côte du Rhône before arriving in Lyon, the great gastronomic city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the Old Town and consider a Beaujolais dinner in a local ‘Bouchon’. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Lyon Gerland

Day 3 | Avignon | Arles | Aix-en-Provence

Journey through the Burgundy wine region and stop in the regional capital Beaune. Arrive later in Paris, the city of light! Tonight, why not experience a traditional Parisian Cabaret. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Tour Eiffel

Traverse scenic hills to the coast and the glitzy resort of St. Tropez. The playground of the rich and famous, St. Tropez is where Bridget Bardot was ‘found’. View the Bay of Cannes before making your way to the Principality of Monaco. View the Palace of the ruling Grimaldi family and the Cathedral where the late Princess Grace and Prince Rainier were married. Arrive in Nice where your orientation includes the Promenade des Anglais and the Place Masséna. (BB) Hotel: NH Nice

Day 7 | Lyon | Beaune | Paris (2 Nights)

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Marvel at the Roman Amphitheatre and Romanesque cathedral during your sightseeing and walking tour of Arles with a A  Local Expert, a city where Vincent Van Gogh lived for a time. Later enjoy a scenic drive through the Luberon countryside to a family owned wine estate where you enjoy a A  Be My Guest lunch in a beautiful 17th century restored ‘Bastide’. (BB  BG) Hotel: Novotel Beaumanoir

Includes: All our featured inclusions shown on page 70. 8 nights’ accommodation (6 hotels). 8 hot buffet breakfasts. Be My Guest lunch. 3 dinners (including Welcome Reception, three course dinner with wine and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown (including TGV Express train). All transfers shown.

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Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights: The 20 December 2014 departure will celebrate Christmas in Lyon where you will enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings. The 23 December 2014 departure will celebrate Christmas in Aix-en-Provence. The 30 December 2014 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in magical Avignon. Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

TRIP NOTES Airport transfers: On arrival to Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport transfers will operate at 8am, 11am and 2pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport at 8am and 11.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver NZ$100 per person. WiFi: See page 72 for details. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 74 – 75. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 71. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Your A  Local Expert takes you on an informative sightseeing tour. Enjoy views of the Paris skyline from the second level of the Eiffel Tower. See the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde. Later, consider an optional experience to the Palace of Versailles, once the Royal residence of Louis XIV. Tonight, celebrate with your Travel Director and newfound friends at a very special Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) Day 9 | Depart Paris This morning after breakfast, say ‘au revoir’ to Paris, your fellow companions and Travel Director as this fascinating journey through France comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

Lyon

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Highlights of France & Barcelona This twin-country trip follows the spine of France’s wine country and the foothills of the Pyrénées, before heading to buzzing Barcelona. You can opt to fly to Spain’s capital, Madrid. It’s Insider moments like… taking your seat in Avignon town square, as your Travel Director returns from the bar with a tray of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Tasting this powerful wine on its home soil adds a local twist to the tales you’re told of Avignon’s past. Learning how Pope Clement V moved the papal seat here (not Rome) in 1309, these stories of religious connections are almost as delicious as the drink itself. And the setting, near the Palace of the Popes, gives a feeling you could be back in the 14th century, when the wine’s fame began.

Carcassonne, France

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Paris (2 Nights) Welcome to Paris, the City of Light! Relax after your journey or take a leisurely stroll through ancient streets. Later, meet for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director and enjoy an evening drive to see some of the city’s impressive sights. (WR) Hotel: Evergreen Laurel Day 2 | Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

Dali Museum, Figueres

It's iconic places City tour in Paris, Lyon, Carcassonne and Barcelona. Orientations of Bourges, Avignon, Nice, Monaco and Arles. Visit the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, Chartres Cathedral, Château de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley, the Dali Museum in Figueres. View Chateau de Chambord, Palais Jacque Coeur and Cathedral in Bourges, the Papal Palace of Avignon, the Promenade des Anglais and Place Masséna in Nice, Monaco’s Royal Palace and Cathedral, the Roman Amphitheatre of Arles and Sagrada Familia and Colombus Monument in Barcelona. Scenic drive through the Loire Valley.

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Paris probably has more familiar landmarks than any other city in the world! The Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde - see all these sights and more with your A  Local Expert. Marvel at the city’s beautiful skyline from the second level of the Eiffel Tower. Visit Les Invalides, part of the Army Museum, where you view the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte. Spend the rest of the day as you choose. Visit one of the city’s many internationally renowned museums, wander through the Luxembourg Gardens, or take an optional experience to the magnificent Louvre. (BB) Day 3 | Paris | Loire Valley Visit Chartres Cathedral, an important place of pilgrimage and an architectural splendour featuring original stained glass windows. Continue through the Loire Valley, past beautiful villages and castles. See the

impressive Château Chambord, a marvel of French Renaissance architecture. Visit Chenonceau, straddling the River Cher. This evening, join your companions for a very special A  Be My Guest dinner of mouth-watering French cuisine at a 17th century traditional farmhouse. (BB BG) Hotel: Alliance Tours Centre Day 4 | Loire Valley | Lyon Journey through the heart of France and through the volcanic hills around Clermont Ferrand to Lyon. A gourmet paradise built at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône Rivers, your walking tour with a A  Local Expert through the old city reveals a rich cultural heritage. See the narrow streets, inner courtyards and ‘traboules’ of France’s largest Renaissance city. Marvel at awe-inspiring views of Lyon from Fourvière hill. Arrive later at your hotel. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Lyon Gerland Day 5 | Lyon | Avignon | Nice (2 Nights) From Lyon drive to Avignon, see the Papal Palace and famous bridge over the river immortalised in the French song, ‘sur le pont d’Avignon’. Here you will enjoy a glass of the famous A Local Speciality wine on a Provencal terrace with the locals. Arrive later in Nice where an orientation tour will introduce you to this coastal city

English Channel

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which includes the famous Promenade des Anglais and Place Masséna. (BB) Hotel: Boscolo B4 Nice Plaza Day 6 | Nice | Excursion to Monte Carlo Playground of the rich and famous, Nice attracts sun seekers with a year-round temperate climate. Spend a free morning relaxing or take a stroll along the Promenade and shop in chic boutiques! This afternoon, enjoy an excursion through splendid scenery along the Côte d’Azur. Visit Monaco and Monte Carlo to see the beautiful casino built by Charles Garnier in the 19th century. There is plenty of free time afterwards for you to explore Monaco! (BB) Day 7 | Nice | Arles | Carcassonne Follow the coast and then visit Arles in Provence. Continue through dramatic Provençal landscape which has provided inspiration for so many artists, including Cezanne and Van Gogh. Arrive in Carcassonne, a walled city and UNESCO World Heritage Site.  See the double ring of ramparts featuring 53 towers during your sightseeing tour with a A Local Expert. (BB DW) Hotel: Best Western Le Donjon Day 8 | Carcassonne | Figueres | Barcelona (2 Nights)

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Trip Type: Regional to visit the Dali Theatre and Museum.  Here you will gain a A  Unique Insight into the world of Salvador Dali and see his work in this impressive and inspiring building. At La Roca Village, shop for designer goods before arriving in Barcelona - capital of the Catalonia region. (BB) Hotel: Ayre Gran Via Day 9 | Barcelona Free Time With your A  Local Expert enjoy an included sightseeing tour and see the Sagrada Familia and Columbus Monument. Later why not enjoy tapas in Plaça Reial or shop for local food in La Boqueria market. Consider an optional experience this afternoon to the Benedictine monastery at Montserrat to see the mysterious Black Madonna. This evening join your Travel Director and companions for a Farewell Dinner with wine at a typical Spanish restaurant. (BB FD) Day 10 | Depart Barcelona Say farewell to your travelling companions at the end of your amazing holiday in France and Catalonia! Return airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. Enhance your whole experience by taking the optional Madrid extension featured on this page. (BB)

This morning pass by the foothills of the Pyrénées and stop in the town of Figueres

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Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights: The 19 December 2014 departure will celebrate Christmas in Carcassonne where you will enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings. The 27 December 2014 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in the city of Nice. Enjoy the party atmosphere after a delicious dinner at a well-known local restaurant as you toast in the New Year! Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

TRIP NOTES Airport transfers: Transfers on arrival from Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport will operate at 8am, 11am and 2pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Barcelona Airport at 8am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver NZ$111 per person. WiFi: See pages 72 for details. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 74 – 75. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 71. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

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On the day your holiday ends you will be transferred to Barcelona Airport for a short flight to Madrid. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your First Class hotel accommodation in Madrid. Enjoy a two night stay with included buffet breakfast enabling you to have a whole free day to explore Madrid on your own. Day 10 | Flight Barcelona | Madrid

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Transfer to Barcelona Airport. Flight included from Barcelona to Madrid. On arrival, transfer to your hotel in Madrid. (BB) Hotel: Vincci Capitol Day 11 | Madrid Free Day After breakfast enjoy a full free day for sightseeing in Madrid. (BB)

Enjoy breakfast before you are transferred to Madrid Airport for your onward journey home. Conditions apply. (BB) NZ$650 per person sharing a twin room NZ$130 Single supplement NZ$10 Triple supplement Note: G  uaranteed room share is not available on this extension.

Alexander III Bridge, Paris

KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception    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

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Spanish Wonder Explore every side of Andalusia, including its Moorish twist, and visit the principal Spanish cities of Madrid, Seville and Barcelona – with local experts on every encounter. It’s Insider moments like… moving among locals at the maze-like La Boqueria market, its halls echoing with the booming and gossiping voices of its community of stallholders. Picking at samples of regional Manchego cheese, Jamón Serrano and fat olives, this insight into the shopping style of the Spanish has the potential to leave your stomach full and wallet empty. Entering from Barcelona’s Las Ramblas, our Insider guide points you to their favourite traders and the most authentic tapas bars, at a market dating back to the 1200s.

Alhambra Palace, Granada

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Madrid (2 Nights)

Day 3 | Madrid | Cordoba | Seville (2 Nights)

Welcome to Madrid! Relax or explore this lively city. Later, meet for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director and enjoy an evening drive to take in some of the city’s main sights. (WR) Hotel: Ayre Gran Colon

Travel southwards from Madrid, through La Mancha, to Cordoba. Visit the Mosque of the Caliphs and learn about the influence of the Moors from your A  Local Expert. Tonight, you might like to take an optional experience to watch a fiery flamenco show. (BB) Hotel: Melia Lebreros

Day 2 | Toledo Excursion and Madrid Sightseeing Flamenco dancers

It's iconic places City tour in Toledo, Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Barcelona. Orientations of Valencia. Visit the Synagogue and Sao Tomé in Toledo, Mosque of the Caliphs in Cordoba and the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Cathedral in Seville, Montjuïc hill and Plaça Catalunya in Barcelona. View the Cave Homes of Guadix, the Serrano and Cuarte Towers and the Opera House of Valencia.

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Your A Local Expert takes you on a walking tour of Toledo. Visit the Church of Santo Tomé, home to one of El Greco’s most famous paintings – The Burial of Count Orgaz. Visit the Synagogue during your guided walk through the narrow streets. Return to Madrid to admire the monument to Cervantes at the Plaza de España, and see Puerta del Sol, the city’s hub with your A  Local Expert. Later, why not join your new found friends for a typical Spanish dinner? (BB)

Day 4 | Seville Sightseeing and Free Time Meet your A  Local Expert for a sightseeing tour of Seville. View the Bell Tower of the Giralda, see the tiled fountains, pavilions and lush palms in the Maria Luisa Park, renowned for its landscape design and walk through the imposing Plaza de España. Marvel at Christopher Columbus’ ornate tomb in the cathedral. Finally, take a walk through the fascinating Jewish Quarter. This evening, experience a unique A Be My Guest dinner at an authentic ranch with views over the Andalusian countryside. (BB BG)

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Day 5 | Seville | Granada Visit the magnificent Alhambra Palace in Granada with a A  Local Expert. A fine example of Moorish architecture, it was built during the 14th century towards the end of Islamic rule in Spain. Walk through the exotic water gardens of the Generalife, the royal summer palace, once linked to the Alhambra by a covered walkway across the ravine. (BB) Hotel: Carmen Day 6 | Granada | Guadix | Valencia Travel from Granada, via the Mora Pass, and arrive in Guadix in the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains where you can take pictures of the troglodyte dwellings. In Valencia, view the Bull Ring and admire the architecture of the medieval cathedral and the Serrano and Cuarte Towers and see the impressive modern architecture of the Opera House. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB DW) Hotel: Primus Valencia Day 7 | Valencia | Peñiscola | Barcelona (2 Nights) Head north along the coast through the Levant region and stop at Peñiscola to view the ancient castle of the ‘Spanish Pope’, used in the film El Cid. Continue along the Costa Dorada to Barcelona, Spain’s most cosmopolitan city. Tonight, consider visiting a Catalan-style restaurant for a delicious dinner of local specialities. (BB) Hotel: U232

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Trip Type: Regional Day 8 | Barcelona Sightseeing and Free Time This morning, see Gaudi’s architecture at the inspiring Sagrada Familia. Walk the Ramblas and visit Plaça Catalunya. View the monument to Christopher Columbus and enjoy panoramic views from Montjuïc during your guided sightseeing tour of the city with a A  Local Expert. Enjoy your A  Unique Insight into the delicacies of Spanish cuisine with a guided walk through the food stalls of La Boqueria Market. Enjoy free time in the city to shop or explore, or join an optional experience to the monastery at Montserrat to see the mystical Black Madonna.  This evening join your companions and Travel Director for a special Farewell Dinner with wine. (BB FD) Day 9 | Depart Barcelona Say ‘adios’ to Spain, your fellow travellers, and Travel Director at the end of a memorable holiday. 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 at the Trafalgar Madrid hotel and not at the airport. Arrival will be approximately 6pm, depending on traffic conditions.

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Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights: The 20 December 2014 departure will celebrate Christmas in Valencia where you will enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings. The 27 December 2014 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in the enchanting city of Granada. Experience the relaxed atmosphere of this beautiful Spanish city. Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary. Family Experiences: Departures marked have family activities included

TRIP NOTES 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. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver NZ$100 per person. WiFi: See page 72 for details. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 74 – 75. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 71. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

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Family Experiences on 13, 20, 27 December 2014 and 3 January 2015 include a visit to Barcelona FC Nou Camp football stadium, a Spanish style barbecue and Flamenco dancing lesson in Seville and a paella making lesson in Valencia. Trip price supplement per person NZ$150 (Sat 13 Dec 2014 - Sat 3 Jan 2015). On these departures quad rooms are available for families with young children. Reduction per person in quad room is NZ$230. Check with your Travel agent for family discounts available for other room types. Hotels: Madrid - Holiday Inn Madrid, Seville - Melia Lebreros, Granada - Alhamar, Valencia - Primus Valencia and Barcelona - Novotel Barcelona City.

Las Ramblas, Barcelona KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception    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

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Highlights of Spain & Portugal This holiday shows Spain and Portugal at their best – the Alhambra Palace, the Hanging Houses of Cuenca, the historic port of Cadiz and vibrant cities like Madrid, Valencia and Lisbon. It’s Insider moments like… finding out why a metal feather-plumed opera house, an eye-shaped planetarium and an aquarium in the form of a water lily emerged from a dried up riverbed – you get an inside guide on a walk around Valencia’s ultra-modern City of Arts and Science. It’s tracing the movements of Christopher Columbus in Cadiz, as you learn about the flowers and plants he brought to the city. And it’s hearing about the turbulent history of Granada’s Alhambra Palace, built in the 14th century by Spain’s last Muslim dynasty.

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Belem Tower, Lisbon

It's iconic places City tour of Granada, Cordoba, Seville, Lisbon, Toledo and Madrid. Orientation of Valencia, Cadiz, the Algarve and Salamanca. Visit The Alhambra Palace, Seville Cathedral, the Hieronomyte Monastery in Lisbon and The Shrine at Fatima. View the Hanging Houses of Cuenca and The Cave Houses of Guadix.

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Welcome to Madrid, the capital of Spain! Relax or take a stroll along tree-lined boulevards. This evening, meet for a Welcome Reception with your travelling companions and Travel Director. Enjoy an orientation drive this evening – the perfect introduction to this magical city! (WR) Hotel: Rafael Atocha

Travel inland through the ‘sierras’ to view the troglodyte cave dwellings at Guadix. Cave houses are common throughout the province of Granada, but the highest concentration is in Barrio Santiago. Take the jagged Mora Pass to the Moorish city of Granada. Dine tonight in a local restaurant for a special Regional Meal. (BB RM) Hotel: Carmen

Day 2 | Madrid | Cuenca | Valencia In Cuenca view the hanging houses which are built on the edge of the cliffs over the deep gorge. On arrival in Valencia your orientation drive will include views of the Towers of Serrano and Cuarte. Gain an A  Unique Insight into the striking architecture of the impressive Opera House, designed by Santiago Calatrava. Tonight, why not sample Paella, a speciality from this region? (BB) Hotel: Primus Valencia

Day 4 | Granada | Cordoba | Seville (3 Nights) Your A Local Expert takes you on a visit to the incredible Alhambra Palace, built in the 14th century and a magnificent example of Moorish architecture. Admire the ancient filigree, quiet courtyards and colossal walls. In Cordoba visit the Cathedral Mosque of Cordoba, the former mosque of the Caliphs, a jewel of Hispano – Islamic art featuring striking arches and Byzantine

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mosaics with a A Local Expert. Later, arrive in Seville, your home for the next three nights. (BB DW) Hotel: Melia Lebreros Day 5 | Seville Sightseeing and Free Time See the Giralda Bell Tower with your A  Local Expert during your sightseeing tour of Seville. Visit the Maria Luisa Park, the centre piece of the 1929 World’s Fair, built in a Moorish style and featuring half a mile of fountains, ponds, pavilions and lush plantings and walk through the imposing Plaza de España. Visit the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, where the explorer Christopher Columbus is entombed. Tonight, why not experience the passion of the Flamenco? (BB) Day 6 | Seville | Cadiz Excursion Visit the historic port city of Cadiz. Columbus departed from here during some of his voyages, and the exotic plants and trees are dotted throughout the city are said to have been brought here by him upon his return. Once home to the vast Spanish Navy, Cadiz was raided by Francis Drake a year prior to the 1588 Spanish Armada departure. Why not join your Travel Director for a visit to nearby Jerez to sample its famous sherry which is renowned from the region. In the evening you will experience a A Be My Guest dinner at a traditional homestead and gain an insight into the family history of Olive Oil production. (BB BG) Day 7 | Seville | Algarve Cross the border into southern Portugal for a leisurely afternoon on the Algarve coast. Spend time relaxing or take a stroll along the harbour of Vilamoura. (BB) Hotel: Pestana Vila Sol & Spa Day 8 | Algarve | Lisbon Sightseeing (2 Nights) Head north over the Serra de Arrabida mountains to Lisbon. On your included sightseeing, with a A  Local Expert visit UNESCO World Heritage site of the Hieronymite Monastery as well as seeing the Belem Tower. Tonight why not sample a traditional Fado show? (BB) Hotel: Olissippo Marques De Sa

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Trip Type: Regional Day 9 | Lisbon Free Time Free time today to explore all of Lisbon’s attractions.  Why not explore the lively Rossio Square where street cafes overlook the baroque fountains, or the Alfama district with its medieval alleyways and outstanding views. Later, perhaps join an optional experience to the historic towns of Cascais and Sintra. (BB) Day 10 | Lisbon | Fatima | Salamanca A scenic drive north through the magnificent Serra d’Aire Mountains brings you to the Shrine at Fatima, site of celebrated religious miracles. Cross the border back into Spain and arrive later in Salamanca where you view Plaza Mayor during your orientation tour. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB DW) Hotel: Gran Corona Sol Day 11 | Salamanca | Toledo | Madrid (2 Nights) See the walled city of Avila before arriving in Toledo. Visit the Church of Santo Tome, home to one of El Greco’s most famous paintings – The Burial of Count Orgaz. Visit the Synagogue during your guided walk through the narrow streets with your A  Local Expert. Later, arrive in Madrid, your home for the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Rafael Atocha

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Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights: The 14 December 2014 departure will celebrate Christmas in Madrid. Enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings on this special day. A Spanish Christmas to remember forever! The 21 December 2014 departure will celebrate Christmas in Seville with a delicious festive meal and all the trimmings. New Year’s Eve will be in Madrid. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of this magical city at New Year after a delicious three course meal with wine. And don’t forget that glass of bubbly to enjoy with your newfound friends - a fantastic celebration to be enjoyed in Spain! The 28 December 2014 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in the enchanting city of Seville. Enjoy the party atmosphere after a delicious dinner of local specialities at a local restaurant. Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

TRIP NOTES Airport transfers: Transfers on arrival at Madrid Airport will operate at 10.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the first hotel. Return transfers from the last hotel will arrive at Madrid Airport at 8.30am and 11am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver NZ$144 per person.

Day 12 | Madrid Sightseeing and Free Time

WiFi: See page 72 for details.

This morning join your A  Local Expert for a sightseeing tour of Madrid where you see the Royal Palace, Puerto del Sol and the Cervantes Monument. This afternoon enjoy free time to explore the city before joining your fellow companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD)

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 74 – 75. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 71. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 13 | Depart Madrid Say ‘adios’ to your travelling companions, your Travel Director and these beautiful countries at the end of a memorable holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception    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

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Spain, Morocco & Portugal The Moorish influence on the culture of Spain, Morocco and Portugal is clear throughout this journey, but the differences that make each country so distinctive also stand out. It’s Insider moments like… running your hand across lotions and potions in a tiny pharmacy in Marrakech’s ancient Medina. Guided through a labyrinth of lanes by a Moroccan expert, the pharmacist of this 1940s-esque apothecary describes how he blends native herbs and spices. He can even give you a diagnosis and recommend a remedy from his cabinet of age-old natural tonics. You also meet locals from cities across Spain and Portugal, hearing their Insider takes on places like Granada’s Alhambra Palace and Lisbon’s UNESCO-listed monastery.

Cibeles Fountain, Madrid

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Marrakesh Market

It's iconic places City tour in Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Fez, Marrakesh, Casablanca, Rabat, Seville and Lisbon. Orientations of Fatima. Visit the Synagogue and Sao Tomé in Toledo, the Alhambra Palace in Granada, St. Heironomyte Monastery in Lisbon, Cathedral in Seville and Bahia Palace in Marrakesh. View the Shrine at Fatima and Plaza Mayor in Salamanca.

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Day 1 | Arrive Madrid (2 Nights)

Day 4 | Granada | Costa del Sol

Welcome to Spain’s capital Madrid. Spend some time exploring this vibrant city, or simply relax before meeting for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director. Later, enjoy an orientation drive through the city. (WR) Hotel: Rafael Atocha

This morning your A  Local Expert takes you on a visit to the incredible Alhambra Palace, built in the 14th century and a magnificent example of Moorish architecture. Admire the ancient filigree, quiet courtyards and colossal walls. In the afternoon, arrive on the famous Costa del Sol. (BB) Hotel: Melia Costa del Sol

Day 2 | Madrid Sightseeing

Day 5 | Costa del Sol | Fez (2 Nights)

Your A  Local Expert shows you the sights of Madrid including the Cibeles fountain, the Gran Via, Paseo de la Castellana and Puerta del Sol. At Plaza de España, admire the monument to Cervantes. Afterwards, take an optional experience to the medieval UNESCO World Heritage city of Segovia. This evening, you might be tempted by Madrid’s nightlife, where the locals dine late and enjoy the open-air cafés and vibrant atmosphere until the early hours! (BB)

Travel along the Mediterranean coast and cross to North Africa by ferry. A memorable drive past the Rif Mountains brings you to the Imperial city of Fez, Morocco’s second-largest city. (BB D) Hotel: Royal Mirage

Day 3 | Madrid | Toledo | Granada Your A  Local Expert takes you on a walking tour of Toledo. Visit the Church of Santo Tomé, home to one of El Greco’s most famous paintings – The Burial of Count Orgaz. Visit the Synagogue during your guided walk through the narrow streets. Visit an inlaid steel factory to see local craftsmen at work. Admire the breathtaking landscape during your drive south, through the heart of Andalusia, to Granada. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB DW) Hotel: Hotel Carmen

Day 6 | Fez Sightseeing and Free Time Visit the fascinating Medina of Fez with your A  Local Expert. View the fortifications and Royal Palace, during your morning sightseeing tour. Admire traditional Moroccan handiwork during a visit to a carpet showroom. This afternoon, see the sights of your choice or consider an optional experience to the Imperial city of Meknes. Soak up the unique atmosphere of this exotic city when you look for souvenirs at the bazaar! (BB) Day 7 | Fez | Marrakesh (2 Nights) Travelling through the foothills of the Atlas Mountains to Marrakesh is spectacular. A favourite holiday spot of Winston Churchill, the city is one of North Africa’s most popular tourist destinations. Later this evening

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you might like to consider an authentic Moroccan show optional experience. (BB) Hotel: Le Meridien N’Fis Day 8 | Marrakesh Sightseeing and Free Time Visit the Bahia Palace during your walking tour with a A  Local Expert. See Djemaa el Fna Square in the old quarter, with its palm-readers, acrobats, camels and snake charmers. Visit a traditional Moroccan pharmacy for a A  Unique Insight into the blending of creams and cosmetics from regional ingredients. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore. Don’t miss the chance to shop for bargains in the souks and bazaars, or perhaps take an optional experience to a Berber village. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Day 9 | Marrakesh | Casablanca | Rabat Today continue on to Casablanca, scene of Humphrey Bogart’s most magical moments. On arrival your tour with a A  Local Expert includes a panoramic drive of the Corniche, plus views of the Hassan II mosque with the world’s tallest minaret. Then continue to the capital city, Rabat, where you view the Mausoleum and Royal Palace. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Golden Tulip Farah Day 10 | Rabat | Seville (2 Nights) Today, drive northwards to the coast and board the ferry for the return journey back across the Straits of Gibraltar to the Spanish mainland. Continue your journey through the Jerez vineyards, home of sherry. Next, continue to Andalusia’s most beautiful city, Seville, for a two-night stay. This evening, why not experience the fire and passion of a Spanish flamenco show? (BB) Hotel: Melia Lebreros/Ribera De Triana Day 11 | Seville Sightseeing and Free Time See the Giralda Tower during your sightseeing tour with a A  Local Expert. Admire the tiled fountains, pavilions and ponds in the Maria Luisa Park and visit the imposing Plaza de España. See Christopher Columbus’ ornate

Trip Type: Regional tomb in the cathedral and enjoy a walk through the Jewish Quarter. Experience a memorable A Be My Guest dinner with a local family at an olive oil farm. (BB BG)

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Day 13 | Lisbon Sightseeing and Free Time See Lisbon’s landmarks, including the Monument to the Discoveries, the suspension bridge spanning the River Tagus, the Belém Tower and the quaint Alfama district. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Hieronymite Monastery during your sightseeing tour with your A  Local Expert. Later, in your free time, perhaps join an optional experience to the historic towns of Cascais and Sintra. (BB) Day 14 | Lisbon | Fatima | Salamanca A scenic drive north through the magnificent Serra d’Aire Mountains brings you to the Shrine at Fatima, site of celebrated religious miracles. Cross the border back into Spain and arrive later in Salamanca where you view Plaza Mayor during your orientation tour. (BB) Hotel: Gran Corona Sol Day 15 | Salamanca | Madrid

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Day 12 | Seville | Lisbon (2 Nights) Your panoramic journey continues through the province of Huelva, famous for Jabugo ham and the Rio Tinto mines, and past the castle at Aracena. Crossing the border into the Alentejo region of Portugal, renowned for its cork oaks, you arrive in Lisbon. (BB) Hotel: Olissippo Marques De Sa

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Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights: The 13 December 2014 departure will celebrate Christmas in Lisbon where you will enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings. The 20 December 2014 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Lisbon. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of this magical city at New Year after a delicious three-course meal with wine. And don’t forget that glass of bubbly to enjoy with your new found friends - a fantastic celebration to be enjoyed in Spain! The 27 December 2014 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Fez. Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

TRIP NOTES Airport transfers: On arrival to Madrid Airport transfers will operate at 10.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Madrid Airport at 8.30am and 11am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver NZ$178 per person. WiFi: See page 72 for details. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 74 – 75. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 71. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Your journey continues through the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains to Madrid, Europe’s highest capital city. This afternoon, explore the city at your own pace and later join your companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner with wine. (BB  FD) Hotel: Ayre Gran Hotel Colon Day 16 | Depart Madrid This morning, it is time to bid farewell to your Travel Director and newfound friends as your memorable holiday comes to an end.

Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca

KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception    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

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Swiss Delight The contrasts and culture of Switzerland are revealed in the beauty of St. Gallen and St. Moritz, the majesty of Mount Pilatus and the contemporary buzz of Swiss financial capital, Zurich. It’s Insider moments like… the taste of fresh cream and rich cocoa at the Alprose chocolate museum, where you discover the secrets of one of Switzerland’s most famous exports before tasting it yourself. It’s savouring the distinctly Italian flavour of Lugano and the German precision and quirky cool of Zurich. Taking a cable car to the peak of Mount Pilatus, watching as lakes and mountains spread out like a carpet beneath you. And the cherry blossom and Swiss cows you see, before enjoying hearty cuisine at a traditional ‘stubete’ lunch.

Swiss Alps

Lion Monument, Lucerne

It's iconic places Orientations of St. Gallen, St. Moritz, Lugano, Lucerne and Zurich. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage 16th century library in St. Gallen, the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, the exclusive resort of St. Moritz, Mount Pilatus by Cable Car and stop in scenic Bellinzona. View the Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument in Lucerne.

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Mount Pilatus Cable Car, Swiss Alps

Swiss Delight

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Day 1 | Arrive Zurich and transfer to St. Gallen (2 Nights) Welcome to Zurich, Switzerland’s financial centre. You will be transferred from the airport to your hotel in St. Gallen. After check-in, relax and enjoy your surroundings. Later, meet your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions for a Welcome Reception and trip briefing. (WR) Hotel: Einstein

Ticino where you will stop in the town of Bellinzona to view the UNESCOlisted trio of medieval castles. Continue on to the bustling city of Lugano with its pavement cafés and palm-tree lined promenades along the lake. Enjoy a A  Local Speciality visit to a chocolate museum where you will find out about the production and consumption of chocolate! (BB) Hotel: Novotel Lugano Paradiso

Day 2 | St. Gallen Orientation

Day 5 | Lugano | Lucerne Orientation

This morning visit the impressive UNESCO World Heritage 16th century library for a A  Unique Insight within the monastery complex. For lunch, you will enjoy a memorable A  Be My Guest experience at a traditional ‘stubete’ in the picturesque Appenzell. This afternoon you may like to participate on an optional experience to Mount Säntis where you will enjoy breathtaking views of the Alps. (BB BG) Day 3 | St. Gallen | Vaduz | St. Moritz Visit Vaduz, the capital in the tiny mountain principality of Liechtenstein where a spectacular turreted castle sits above the city. Travel on to one of the most famous destinations in Switzerland – St. Moritz. Surrounded by mountains and lush forests, this scenic town sits alongside a shimmering lake and is the epitome of a typical Swiss resort town. Enjoy an orientation walk through the town with eye-catching buildings and big-name boutiques before checking in to your hotel. (BB) Hotel: Laudinella Day 4 | St. Moritz | Bellinzona | Lugano This morning a spectacular scenic drive will bring you to the Italianate canton of

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Today your drive will take you towards the most central part of Switzerland. On arrival in Lucerne, view the Lion Monument and the iconic wooden Chapel Bridge before time to explore this picturesque town on the shore of Lake Lucerne. (BB) Hotel: Astoria Day 6 | Lucerne | Zurich This morning enjoy a A  Unique Insight of the Swiss Alps when you travel by cable car to the summit of Mount Pilatus. When you reach the top you will enjoy stunning views over the lakes and mountains and see Lucerne nestled below you. Back in Lucerne, explore the old city and shop for Swiss watches and chocolate before departing for Zurich. Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travellers and Travel Director. (BB FD) Hotel: Hilton Zurich Airport

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Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights: The 20 December 2014 departure will celebrate Christmas in  Zurich. Enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings surrounded by stunning scenery – a truly memorable Christmas in the Swiss Alps!

TRIP NOTES Airport transfers: At the start of the trip, transfers will operate from Zurich Airport at 9.30am and 12.30pm to St. Gallen. Guests arriving later will need to make their own way to the first hotel. There is a train service available from Zurich airport to St. Gallen. For return transfers, guests can make their own way to the airport terminal from the Hilton Zurich Airport using the complimentary shuttle service. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver NZ$74 per person. WiFi: See page 72 for details. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 74 – 75. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 71. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 7 | Depart Zurich Say farewell to Switzerland and your new found friends at the end of your alpine holiday. The Hilton Zurich is located at Zurich Airport for your convenience to access your onward flights. (BB)

Lucerne

KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception    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

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Prague, Vienna & Budapest This relaxing look at three historic riverside cities gives you time to get an authentic inside view of their culture and traditions – an alternative to more obvious European capitals. It’s Insider moments like… settling in to each new city with the help of one of our local friends. They weave their personal stories and favourite sights into the famous icons you see, like Prague Castle, Budapest’s Fisherman’s Bastion and Vienna’s Hofburg Palace. There are quirky stories to enjoy while admiring the old masters at Vienna’s Museum of Fine Arts – we go before the general public is allowed in. It’s also about insider tastes, like being treated to traditional Hungarian Cuisine.

Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Prague (3 Nights) Welcome to the Golden city of Prague, renowned for its gleaming spires. Relax or take a leisurely stroll through this magnificent metropolis. In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception and evening drive with your travelling companions and Travel Director. (WR) Hotel: Crowne Plaza

Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Day 2 | Prague Sightseeing and At Leisure

It's iconic places City tours of Prague, Vienna and Budapest. Visit St. Vitus’ Cathedral and the Old Town Square of Prague, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna for a private visit, the old Hungarian capital of Esztergom, the UNESCO listed Castle District and Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest. View the Presidential Palace and the Old Town of Bratislava, the Hofburg Palace and Imperial Boulevards of Vienna.

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Astronomical Clock, Prague

Explore Prague’s rich cultural and economic history during your Small Group Sightseeing guided walk with a A  Local Expert. Visit the monumental St. Vitus’ Cathedral in the precincts of Prague Castle. Admire the Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square. See the atmospheric Charles Bridge, lined with Baroque statues. Discover the city at your own pace this afternoon. (BB)

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Day 3 | Prague At Leisure Plan your day and see the sights of your choice. You might like to spend time relaxing with a spa treatment or exploring the shops for Bohemian crystal. In the evening, you may want to consider dinner followed by the opera or a theatre show. (BB) Day 4 | Prague | Vienna (3 Nights) Travelling south from Prague you see Brno, site of Napoleon’s headquarters for the Battle of Austerlitz, his greatest victory. Crossing into Austria you arrive in the imperial city of Vienna. Tonight, you might consider a visit to a Viennese Concert. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Vienna Danube Day 5 | Vienna Sightseeing and At Leisure This morning enjoy an exclusive A  Unique Insight with a guided visit to the Habsburgs royal collection of art and wonders before the doors are open to the general public. The spectacular Kunstkammer will be revealed in this private insider visit. Later view the Hofburg Palace, the official residence of the President of Austria and former home of the Habsburg Dynasty, on your included sightseeing tour with a A  Local Expert. See other sights such as the Parliament Buildings, the magnificent Opera House and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Spend the afternoon exploring this beautiful city. (BB) Day 6 | Vienna At Leisure Organise your day to reflect your interests. Consider visiting the beautiful Schönbrunn Palace. Or splash out on the Kärntnerstrasse, Vienna’s most famous shopping street. Don’t forget to treat yourself to coffee and Sachertorte in a typical Viennese coffee house! (BB)

Trip Type: At Leisure the Slovak Republic.  Drive along the Danube Bend, a narrow twisting valley in the pretty Carpathian Basin. View the cathedral, Castle Hill and St. Tamas Hill in Esztergom before you follow the river to Budapest. Tonight why not experience a scenic cruise with views of the city. (BB) Hotel: Marriott Courtyard City Centre Day 8 | Budapest Sightseeing and At Leisure Your A  Local Expert takes you on a fascinating walking tour of old Buda. Visit the Fisherman’s Bastion. View the Matthias Church. See the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe. Drive to Pest to visit Heroes’ Square, featuring the Millennium Memorial. Enjoy free time shopping for Hungarian embroidery and fine porcelain. Tonight, enjoy a A  Be My Guest dinner of authentic cuisine at a local family-run restaurant and winery on the outskirts of the city. (BB BG) Day 9 | Budapest At Leisure Arrange your free day to suit yourself. Laze in one of the city’s Thermal Pools or take a leisurely lunch in the town square. This evening, celebrate the end of your trip with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB FD)

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Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights: The 19 December 2014 departure will celebrate Christmas in Budapest. Enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings on this special day. A Christmas to remember forever in this magical capital city! The 27 December 2014 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in the enchanting city of Vienna. Enjoy the party atmosphere after a delicious dinner of local specialities at a regional restaurant. Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

TRIP NOTES Airport Transfers: On arrival to Prague Airport transfers will operate at 9am, 11am and 1.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Budapest Airport at 7am and 11am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver NZ$111 per person. WiFi: See page 72 for details. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 74 – 75. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 71. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 10 | Depart Budapest Say goodbye to your companions and Travel Director after an unforgettable trip. Transfers are provided to Budapest airport. Conditions apply. (BB) Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak to your travel agent at the time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Visas cannot be issued at borders in Europe.

Day 7 | Vienna | Bratislava | Esztergom | Budapest (3 Nights) Pass the Presidential Palace and the quaint Old Town in Bratislava, capital of

Charles Bridge, Prague

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Imperial Europe Intriguing cities of central Europe are brought together as locals share their insight on the history and culture of Prague, Vienna and Budapest, with a pause in musical Salzburg too. It’s Insider moments like…shivering as you hear about the bravery of two families in wartime Hungary. Walking through a door made from an old wine barrel, you begin your wine tasting at the Schieszl vineyard. Later, Conrad Schieszl explains how his family used that wine barrel to hide their Jewish neighbours during Nazi occupation. And he tells the moving story of how one of the young boys they saved later became a lawyer and helped the Schieszls return to Hungary and buy back their land during the Communist rule in thanks for his life.

Old Town Square, Prague

Chain Bridge, Budapest

Town Square Györ

It's iconic places

It’s travel beyond the expected

City tours of Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg. Orientation of Munich and Regensburg. Visit Bratislava the capital of Slovakia, the Baroque town centre of Györ and the Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest. View the Marienplatz and Olympic Stadium in Munich, St. Vitus’ Cathedral and the Old Town Square of Prague and the Imperial Boulevards of Vienna.

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Welcome to Munich, capital of Bavaria. View the Marienplatz, with its fascinating Glockenspiel clock. Meet this evening for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton Arabellapark

Day 2 | Munich | Regensburg | Prague (2 Nights) This morning stop and view the stadium built for the 1972 Olympics. Visit Regensburg, an unspoilt medieval gem on your way to the Czech Republic. Across the border see Pilsen, renowned for its breweries,

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before reaching Prague. This exciting city is your home for the next two nights! This evening, join your fellow companions for a Regional Meal at a local restaurant. (BB RM) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Day 3 | Prague Sightseeing and Free Time Prague has prospered since the fall of Communism, and its new-found status and affluence is evident during your guided sightseeing tour of the city with your A  Local Expert. View the impressive St. Vitus’ Cathedral in the grounds of the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle. Cross the river on your walking tour to the Old Town Square to see the Astronomical Clock. Spend the afternoon as you wish. Explore the city on your own, or consider a relaxing lunch cruise on the River Vltava. (BB) Day 4 | Prague | Bratislava | Budapest (2 Nights) Visit the Slovak capital Bratislava with its eclectic Gothic, Baroque and Art Deco architecture. Entering Hungary you arrive in Budapest on the banks of the River Danube. (BB) Hotel: Marriott Courtyard City Centre Day 5 | Budapest Sightseeing and Free Time Your A  Local Expert shows you the sights of Budapest featuring views of the famous Chain Bridge, the UNESCO-listed Castle Hill district and a visit to the Fisherman’s Bastion. From there enjoy superb views across the Parliament and Danube below. Later, spend time exploring on your own or consider a guided tour of the Parliament. Tonight, experience a A  Be My Guest Hungarian dinner with local specialities. (BB BG) Day 6 | Budapest | Györ | Vienna (2 Nights) Crossing the Transdanubia region to Györ is a pleasant drive through beautiful countryside. Stroll through this quaint city, which stands at the confluence of three rivers and features charming Baroque

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Travel to Salzburg, the setting for the film The Sound of Music. Meet your A  Local Expert for a walking tour of this musical city. View the Domplatz which is dominated by Salzburg Cathedral and wander along the Getreidegasse to view Mozart’s birthplace. Later, sample the delicious A  Local Speciality of Austrian Cakes. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB  D) Hotel: Austria Trend Europa Day 9 | Salzburg | Munich Your holiday ends in the Bavarian capital, Munich. On your return to this fascinating city you will have time to enjoy the numerous museums and beautiful gardens. This evening, join your companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner to celebrate the end of your holiday. (BB FD) Hotel: Sheraton Arabellapark

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Admire the Hofburg Palace, the former winter residence of the Habsburg Dynasty during your enthralling sightseeing tour of Vienna with your A  Local Expert. See the grand State Opera House, and the Ringstrasse, a beautiful sweeping boulevard built in the 19th century to replace the city walls. View St. Stephen’s Cathedral, its ornate roof bearing the imperial emblem of the Habsburgs. The afternoon is yours to explore the city’s many attractions. Later, you might like to attend a classical concert. (BB)

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architecture. Later arrive in imperial Vienna where you stay for the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Vienna Danube

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Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights: The 19 December 2014 departure will celebrate Christmas in Vienna. Enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings on this special day. A Christmas to remember forever in this magical capital city! The 27 December 2014 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in the enchanting city of Budapest. Enjoy the party atmosphere after a delicious dinner of local specialities at a local restaurant. Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

TRIP NOTES Airport transfers: On arrival to Munich Airport transfers will operate at 10am and 1pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Munich Airport at 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver NZ$111 per person. WiFi: See page 72 for details. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 74 – 75. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 71. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 10 | Depart Munich Say ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to Germany, your fellow travellers and Travel Director at the end of your exhilarating European experience! Transfers to Munich airport are available, conditions apply. (BB)

Hofburg Palace, Vienna

KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception    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

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Best of Greece Classical culture meets modern metropolis in this exploration of mainland Greece, where ancient cliff-top monasteries and Spartan history mingle with the temples of Olympic gods. It’s Insider moments like… the aniseed bite of a welcome ouzo shot, warming a trail to your stomach, at the olive groves and vineyard of the Karambelas family in Olympia. Touring the grounds, you see traditional olive harvesting techniques – and, during dinner, you discover the vibrant rich tastes that make these methods worthwhile, as their tangy oil and ripe olives complement other fresh local produce.  Accompanied by wines selected straight from the barrel, you finish in classical Greek style with music and dancing.

Greek Orthodox monasteries, Meteora

Terrace café, Athens

It's iconic places City Tour in Athens, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi and Meteora. Visit the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum in Athens, the ancient ruins in Corinth, the Olympic Stadium in Olympia, the home of the Oracle at Delphi and the incredible rock monasteries in Meteora. View the Parthenon, the Agora, Royal Palace and Temple of Zeus in Athens, the Amphitheatre and Sanctuary of Aesculapius at Epidaurus and the battle site at Thermopylae. See the Corinth Canal, the Lion Gate and Agamemnon’s Palace at Mycenae.

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Parthenon, Acropolis, Athens

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Athens (2 Nights) Welcome to Athens! You are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Relax or spend time exploring the wonders of this ancient city. In the evening, enjoy a

Welcome Reception, including a light meal and welcome drink, with your travelling companions and your Travel Director. (WR) Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis/Metropolitan

Best of Greece

Meteora

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NZ$1675 (per person twin share)

Includes: All our featured inclusions shown on page 70. 7 nights’ accommodation (5 hotels). 7 buffet breakfasts. 5 dinners (including Welcome Reception, Be My Guest and 3 three course dinners). All transport shown. All transfers shown.

GREECE Thermopylae Mount Parnassus

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Day 5 | Olympia | Patras | Delphi

Classical Athens was a centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, and is widely seen as the cradle of Western Civilisation and the birthplace of democracy. One of the world’s oldest cities, discover the rich heritage of Athens during your morning sightseeing tour with your A  Local Expert. Explore the Acropolis and view the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena and one of the world’s greatest cultural monuments. Marvel at the Agora, the Royal Palace and the Temple of Zeus. Enjoy an included visit to the spectacular Acropolis Museum containing remarkable antiquities. See Hadrian’s Arch, built to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, and the stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896. Spend the rest of the day as you wish. In the evening, perhaps choose to dine in the lively Plaka area of the city. (BB)

Meet your A  Local Expert and spend the morning visiting the ancient Olympic stadium and the Temples of Zeus and Hera − the wife of Zeus and one of the most important deities in Greek mythology. Driving north to Patras, you cross the Gulf of Corinth to mainland Greece before continuing to Delphi. (BB D) Hotel: Amalia/Delphi Palace

Day 3 | Athens | Corinth | Mycenae | Epidaurus | Nafplion Cross the mighty Corinth Canal to the Peloponnesian Peninsula and visit the ancient city of Corinth with your A  Local Expert. In Mycenae − a mighty kingdom of ancient Greece and a military stronghold − see the Beehive Tombs, the Treasury of Atreus, the Lion Gate and the remains of Agamemnon’s Royal Palace with your A Local Expert. Later visit the amphitheatre and view the Sanctuary of Asclepius, the God of Medicine in Epidaurus with your A  Local Expert. The rod of Asclepius, a snake-entwined staff, remains the symbol of medicine to this day. Arrive later in Nafplion where you will dine tonight at your hotel. (BB  D) Hotel: Amalia Nauplia/Ippoliti Day 4 | Nafplion | Olympia Enjoy a spectacular drive east across the Mountains of Arcadia to ancient Olympia. Connected to many gods and myths, Olympia is also the site of the first Olympic Games held in 776 BC. This evening enjoy a A  Be My Guest dinner of authentic local cuisine on an olive farm. (BB BG) Hotel: Arty Grand/Amalia Olympia

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Day 6 | Delphi | Thermopylae | Kalambaka Tour Delphi on the slopes of Mount Parnassos with your A  Local Expert and see the site of the most important oracle in the classical world. Walk the Sacred Way to the Temple of Apollo dating from the 4th century. It was here that every four years athletes competed in the Pythian Games, a precursor of the modern Olympics. A picturesque early afternoon drive brings you to Thermopylae, famous for the heroic defence by Leonidas and his brave Spartans against the invading Persians. After seeing the memorial, cross the fertile Thessaly region, the ‘bread basket of ancient Greece’ and travel over the Pourmaraki Pass towards Kalambaka. (BB D) Hotel: Amalia/Divani Meteora

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Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights: Departures on the 19 December 2014 and 27 December 2014 will have the same inclusions but slightly amended itineraries. This is due to closure of the archaeological sites over the festive season. Departure 19 December 2014 will celebrate Christmas in Athens. Enjoy an authentic festive Greek meal. Departure 27 December 2014 will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Delphi. Welcome in the New Year after a delicious Greek dinner!

TRIP NOTES Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Athens hotel booked by Trafalgar. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 74 – 75. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 71. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 7 | Kalambaka | Meteora | Athens Drive to Meteora, one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece. Visit two of the six monasteries built on sandstone rocks above the town with your A  Local Expert. A scenic drive brings you back to Athens. Why not consider joining your travelling companions for a celebration dinner on your final night? (BB) Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis/Metropolitan Day 8 | Depart Athens Say goodbye to your fellow travellers and Travel Director after an unforgettable journey. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

Leonidas Memorial, Thermopylae

KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception    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

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Egyptian Itineraries Trafalgar has three fantastic itineraries which showcase this incredible destination. All three trips offer our guests the opportunity to enjoy an included Nile Cruise (see each itinerary for more details). Full itineraries; optional experiences and trip availability are to be found on the Trafalgar website.  Visit www.trafalgar.com for up-to-date information.

Best of Egypt

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EGBO

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NZ$2425 (per person twin share)

9 days – 1 Country A cruise from Luxor to Aswan and horse-drawn buggy at Edfu are just two of the ways your Egyptologist unveils the secrets of an ancient culture, in this in-depth passage into Egypt. Day 1 | Arrive Cairo Day 2 | Cairo | Luxor | Nile Cruise (4 Nights)

Day 6 | Disembark | Aswan | Cairo (3 Nights) Day 7 | Cairo Sightseeing

Day 3 | Nile Cruise: Luxor | Edfu

Day 8 | Cairo | Pyramid Excursion

Day 4 | Nile Cruise: Edfu | Kom-Ombo

Day 9 | Depart Cairo

Day 5 | Nile Cruise: Kom-Ombo | Aswan

**Abu Simbel Optional Experience available on this itinerary. The Nile

Wonders of Ancient Egypt

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NZ$2925 (per person twin share)

12 days – 1 Country The Great Pyramids of Giza and the buzzing atmosphere of Cairo mark the start of a journey of discovery into Ancient Egypt, as you cruise from the mysterious temples of Luxor and the epic Valley of the Kings to the Aswan High Dam, before returning to the capital. Day 1 | Arrive Cairo (2 Nights) Day 2 | Cairo | Pyramids Excursion Day 3 | Cairo | Nile Cruise: Luxor | Dendera (7 Nights) Day 4 | Nile Cruise: Dendera | Luxor Day 5 | Nile Cruise: Luxor | Edfu Day 6 | Nile Cruise: Edfu | Aswan Day 7 | Nile Cruise: Aswan

Day 8 | Nile Cruise: Aswan | Kom-Ombo | Edfu Day 9 | Nile Cruise: Edfu | Luxor Day 10 | Disembark | Luxor | Cairo (2 Nights) Day 11 | Cairo Sightseeing Day 12 | Depart Cairo **Abu Simbel Optional Experience available on this itinerary.

Egyptian Voyager

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EGVO

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NZ$2499 (per person twin share)

9 days – 1 Country Following the trail of the Nile, the bustle of modern-day Cairo gives way to the mystical ruins of the Temple of Isis, epic Abu Simbel, and the catacombs and ancient acropolis of Alexandria, on a voyage into Egypt’s culture and history. Day 1 | Arrive Cairo (2 Nights)

Day 6 | Disembark | Luxor | Cairo

Day 2 | Cairo Sightseeing

Day 7 | Cairo | Alexandria

Day 3 | Cairo | Aswan | Nile Cruise (3 Nights)

Day 8 | Alexandria Sightseeing | Cairo

Day 4 | Nile Cruise: Kom-Ombo | Edfu Day 5 | Nile Cruise: Edfu | Luxor

Day 9 | Depart Cairo **Abu Simbel Optional Experience available on this itinerary. Sphinx. Giza

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Jordan Experience

Jordan Experience 5 days – 1 Country Regional

The unique beauty of ancient Petra marks the mid-way point in a cultural pilgrimage to biblical landmarks and crusade strongholds, unless you stay longer with our Dead Sea option.

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NZ$1450 (per person twin share)

Includes: All our featured inclusions shown on page 70. 4 nights’ accommodation (2 hotels). 4 buffet breakfasts. 4 three course dinners. All transport shown. All transfers shown.

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It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Amman Welcome to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, a country rich in ancient history and biblical sites of importance. You are met on arrival at Amman Airport and transferred to your hotel. (D) Hotel: Kempinski Day 2 | Amman | Jerash | Petra (2 Nights) Visit the ruins at Jerash, a beautifully preserved and once prosperous Greco-Roman city. Return to Amman for a sightseeing tour of the Roman amphitheatre and Citadel Hill with your A  Local Expert. Arrive later in Petra, where you dine tonight at your hotel. (BB  D) Hotel: Petra Guest House Day 3 | Petra Sightseeing Spend the day in Petra and discover this unique cultural treasure. Carved into the sheer rock face over 2,000 years ago by Nabataeans, it was an important link in the Silk Road trade route. Enter the city

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For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 74 – 75. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 71.

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through the Siq, a narrow gorge flanked on either side by cliffs soaring 80 metres high. Emerge from the path and see the magnificent Treasury, the first of many wonders to be explored. (BB D) Day 4 | Petra | Amman Follow the King’s Highway north to Shobak and visit the 12th century Crusader fortress. View the Promised Land from Mount Nebo. At Madaba, view the mosaic map of the Holy Land in St. George’s Church, dating from the 6th century. Don’t miss the opportunity to extend your stay with two exhilarating nights at the Dead Sea. Alternatively, continue to Amman for your final night. (BB D) Hotel: Kempinski

All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

Optional Dead Sea Extension Code: JEXT Extend your holiday and visit the mysterious Dead Sea. Day 4 | Petra | Amman | is famous for its mineralDead Sea (2 Nights) rich waters. Luxuriate in the Sightseeing as per Day 4 of warm, stimulating black mud Jordan Experience. Transfer to and float in the calming your hotel at the Dead Sea. water. (BB D) (BB D) Hotel: Holiday Inn Resort Day 5 | Dead Sea Set in a beautiful and dramatic landscape, the Dead Sea

Day 6 | Depart Amman This morning bid farewell to this extraordinary land. Transfers to Amman airport are available, conditions apply. (BB)

From NZ$399 per person sharing a twin room. Single supplement available from NZ$260 This trip departs Sundays fortnightly between 2 November 2014 - 22 March 2015

Day 5 | Depart Amman This morning bid farewell to this extraordinary land. Transfers to Amman airport are available, conditions apply. (BB)

It's iconic places City Tour in Amman. Visit the Greco-Roman city at Jerash, the unique ancient city at Petra and the Crusader Fortress at Shobak. View the Roman Amphitheatre and Citadel in Amman, Moses’ Promised Land on Mount Nebo and the mosaic map of the Holy Land at Madaba.

Petra KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception    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

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Best of Turkey The calm of Anzac cove and the Lone Pine cemetery introduces this exploration into Turkey, where ancient ruins and Whirling Dervishes map your path towards Istanbul’s Blue Mosque. It’s Insider moments like… meeting Omer’s family at Duruk House, their 200 year old home in Akseki, Turkey. Listening to their stories you’ll hear why the people of Akseki have such a strong trading history, and find out about the Duruk business. As you explore, your hands graze the timber and stone of the one metre-thick walls. And, over rich beef stew and homemade soup, you learn about the traditional building techniques that enable this family house, built without mortar, to be earthquake resistant.

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Istanbul Welcome to Istanbul. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Relax after your journey and in the evening attend a Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and meet your fellow travellers. (WR) Hotel: Radisson Blu Sisli Day 2 | Istanbul | Gallipoli | Çanakkale

Göreme in Cappadocia

It's iconic places City Tour in Istanbul. Visit Anzac Cove and the poignant War Cemeteries at Gallipoli, the ruins of the ancient city at Troy, the Asclepion Medical Centre at Pergamon, the Virgin Mary’s House at Ephesus, the ruins of the Roman health spa at Hierapolis, the Cotton Castle spring in Pamukkale, the Archaeological Museum in Antalya, the Roman cities at Perge and Aspendos, the home of the Whirling Dervishes at Konya, the underground city of Sarhatli, Göreme Open Air Museum, the Museum of Anatolian Civilisation at Ankara, the Earth Tumulus at Gordion, the Green Ottoman Complex and Grand Mosque in Bursa and the Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque in Istanbul. View the Wooden Horse at Troy.

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Explore the Gallipoli Peninsula and see Anzac Cove, the site of a bitter battle in WWI. Visit Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Cemeteries, the final resting place of many Allied soldiers. See the Dardanelles and stay overnight in Çanakkale. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Kolin Day 3 | Çanakkale | Troy | Pergamon | Izmir (Smyrna) Visit the ruins of Troy, and see the famous Wooden Horse. Explore the ancient Asclepion Medical Centre at the ancient city of Pergamon. Dine at your hotel in Izmir this evening. (BB D) Hotel: Swissotel Grand Efes Izmir Day 4 | Izmir | Ephesus | St. Mary’s House | Pamukkale Visit the impressive excavations at Ephesus. See the House of the Virgin Mary at

Mt. Koressos. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Pam Thermal Day 5 | Pamukkale | Hierapolis | Antalya (2 Nights) Visit the Cotton Castle Springs at Pamukkale and the ruins of the Roman health spa at Heirapolis. Spend the afternoon exploring the narrow streets of Antalya. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB  D) Hotel: Rixos Downtown Antalya/Crowne Plaza Day 6 | Antalya | Perge and Aspendos Excursion Visit the impressive Antalya Archaeological Museum and the Roman cities of Perge and Aspendos. Here see one of the best-preserved Roman theatres in the world. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Day 7 | Antalya | Konya This morning travel inland and enjoy a unique A Be My Guest lunch in a century-old traditional Ottoman-style house hosted by a local family. Visit the Mevlana Museum and Mausoleum, the final resting place for members of the Whirling Dervish mystic sect. Then continue on to the Karatay Tile Museum. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB BG D) Hotel: Anemon Konya

Best of Turkey BULGARIA

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Day 8 | Konya | Cappadocia (2 Nights) Visit the well preserved Sultanhan Caravansary. Journey on to biblical Cappadocia. Here you visit the underground city of Sarhatli on the ancient Silk Road just outside Konya and see the cone of Uchisar. (BB  D) Hotel:  Dilek Kaya Cave Hotel A Authentic Accommodation Day 9 | Cappadocia | Ürgüp and Göreme Excursion Spend the day exploring the volcanic landscape in and around Ürgüp, dotted with caves and troglodyte dwellings. Visit the Göreme Open-Air Museum and learn about pottery making in Avanos. (BB D) Day 10 | Cappadocia | Ankara Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilisation and Ataturk’s Mausoleum. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant this evening. (BB  D) Hotel: Mövenpick Day 11 | Ankara | Gordion | Bursa Hear the fascinating legend of King Midas at Gordion, and see the Great Tumulus, the city’s largest burial mound. Explore the Green Ottoman Complex and Grand Mosque at Bursa. Spend the afternoon seeing the sights of your choice. Finish the day with dinner at your hotel. (BB  D) Hotel: Thermal Kervansaray Day 12 | Bursa | Istanbul (2 Nights)

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Trip Type: Regional the bustling Grand Bazaar, one of the world’s largest markets. (BB) Hotel: Radisson Blu Sisli Day 13 | Istanbul Sightseeing Gain an insight into the Ottoman Empire’s power and influence during your guided tour of the Topkapi Palace. Explore the Hagia Sophia and the wonderful Blue Mosque. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner‚ with your Travel Director and travelling companions. (BB FD) Day 14 | Depart Istanbul This morning bid a fond farewell to this wonderful city as your memorable holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available conditions apply. (BB)

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New Year’s Eve Highlights: Christmas Day is not celebrated in Turkey. Departure 19 December 2014 will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Istanbul. Departure 27 December 2014 will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Antalya.

TRIP NOTES Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Istanbul hotel booked by Trafalgar. Reverse departures: Some departures may operate in reverse. Included sightseeing will not be affected. If Sarhatli is unavailable, an alternative underground city may be visited instead. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 74 – 75. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 71.

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All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

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

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

Authentic Accommodation Dilek Kaya Hotel, Cappadocia Stay in this unique hotel built in the architectural style of the area. This A Authentic Accommodation has been beautifully crafted out of rock formations.

Cross the Sea of Marmara to Istanbul by ferry. Plan your day as you wish. Enjoy the exotic atmosphere and shop for souvenirs at

Optional Jordan Experience with Dead Sea Extension For trips ending on Thursday in Istanbul, why not extend your holiday by joining our incredible 5 day Jordan Experience. See ancient sights such as Petra and Jerash and consider completing the experience by relaxing at the Dead Sea. Please see the Trafalgar website for the full departure details and pricing: Jordan Experience reference: JORD Optional Dead Sea Extension reference: JEXT

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Best of Israel Holy Jerusalem sets the scene for this all-embracing study of Israel, before you venture from its Wailing Wall to the Dead Sea, Nazareth, the Mount of Beatitudes and bustling Tel Aviv.

The Wailing Wall, Jerusalem

The Hospitaller Fortress, Acre

It's iconic places City Tour in Jerusalem. Visit the tomb of King David on mount Zion, the Fortress of Masada, the Church of Annunciation in Nazareth, the old Synagogue and the Mount of Beatitudes in Capernaum, the ancient Synagogue and artists’ colony at Tzfat, the underground Crusader City of Acre. View the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, the Bahia Shrine from the summit of Mount Carmel in Haifa, the excavations of Solomon’s Stables and the Roman Amphitheatre and aqueduct at Caesarea. See the Mount of Olives, the former Syrian bunkers at Golan Heights.

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It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Tel Aviv | Jerusalem (4 Nights) Welcome to Israel! On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem. Relax or take a stroll around Jerusalem. In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink with your fellow travellers and your Travel Director. (WR) Hotel: Dan Panorama Jerusalem Day 2 | Mount Zion | The Old City of Jerusalem Admire the Old City of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. Visit the tomb of King David on Mount Zion. See the room where the Last Supper took place near Zion Gate. Walk through the Jewish Quarter to the Wailing Wall and see the Dome of the Rock. Follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. (IB) Day 3 | Jerusalem | Dead Sea | Masada | Jerusalem Traverse the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Near Qumran, view the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. A short drive brings you to Masada. Ride by cable car to the ancient fortress where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans. Explore the excavations of Herod’s Palace before having the chance to float in the Dead Sea, time permitting. Later, enjoy an evening meal at your hotel. (IB D) Day 4 | Jerusalem Free Time Spend the day exploring the sights of your choice. There are a wealth of great attractions to visit, including the Tower of David Museum, the Archaeological Gardens and the Davidson Centre. (IB) Day 5 | New City of Jerusalem | Lower Galilee (2 Nights) Tour Yad Vashem, a memorial commemorating the six million martyrs of World War II. Discover the Shrine of

the Book at the Israel Museum, housing the Dead Sea Scrolls. See the Knesset − Israel’s Parliament − and the Givat Ram Campus of the Hebrew University. Travelling through the Jordan Valley you reach your Kibbutz hotel, home for the next two nights. Dine tonight at your hotel. (IB D) Hotel: Lavi Kibbutz Day 6 | Excursion Meggido | Nazareth | Capernaum | Mount of Beatitudes Visit the ‘chariot city’ of Megiddo to see the excavations of Solomon’s Stables. Explore the Church of the Annunciation at Nazareth and visit the old synagogue at Capernaum, the old town of Jesus. Continue to the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Dine tonight at your hotel. (IB D)

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New Year’s Eve Highlights: Christmas Day is not celebrated in Israel. Departure 24 December 2014 will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Tel Aviv. Enjoy a delicious meal before seeing in the New Year Israeli style!

TRIP NOTES Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Religious holidays: Due to the frequency of religious holidays in Israel, the order of the sightseeing program may be changed. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in a Tel Aviv hotel booked by Trafalgar. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 74 – 75. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 71. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 7 | Lower Galilee | Acre | Haifa | Caesarea | Tel Aviv (2 Nights) Visit the ancient synagogue and artists’ colony at Tzfat, one of Judaism’s Four Holy Cities. Discover the fascinating underground Crusaders City of Acre. Admire views of the Bahai Shrine and the beautiful Persian Gardens at Haifa. See the Roman statues, the aqueduct and the Roman Theatre at the ancient port city of Caesarea. Later, travel to Tel Aviv for a two-night stay. (IB) Hotel: Dan Panorama Tel Aviv Day 8 | Tel Aviv Free Time Take time on your own to discover the myriad delights Tel Aviv has to offer; the Flea Market, Newe Zedek, the first Jewish neighbourhood, the Diaspora Museum and the Eretz Israel Museum. (IB) Day 9 | Depart Tel Aviv After a memorable holiday in this historic region, it is time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers as you prepare for your journey home. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (IB)

Bahai Temple, Haifa

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European Highlights Discovering six countries in seven days, this intimate introduction to Europe compares its big players, France and Germany, and their smaller neighbours, Switzerland and The Netherlands. It’s Insider moments like… smelling sawdust in the air as German clockmakers craft cuckoo clocks in front of you. A storybook setting in the Black Forest, the drive feels like it’s straight from the pages of a Hansel and Gretel pop-up book. And Bavarian stories are played out in the carvings of the clocks made in front of you – with their mechanisms, moving parts and musical cuckoo bellows. Often designed to look like little Swiss chalets, it’s apt you’re sleeping in the Alpine town of Lucerne that night.

Chapel Bridge, Lucerne

St. Goar, Rhineland Historic city centre, Amsterdam

It's iconic places City tour of Paris. Orientation of Amsterdam, Heidelberg and Lucerne. Visit the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen, the Lion Monument in Lucerne and the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Cruise along the River Rhine and the canals of Amsterdam. View the White Cliffs of Dover, the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Opera House in Paris and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne. See the Lorelei Rock, Vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields in France.

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It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | London | Amsterdam See the White Cliffs of Dover as you board your ferry to Calais. Travel through Belgium and later arrive in Amsterdam.  During your orientation see Dam Square and the Mint Tower followed by a Welcome Reception on a scenic canal cruise including a light dinner and welcome drinks. (WR) Hotel: Mercure Amsterdam City

Day 2 | Amsterdam | Rhine Cruise | Heidelberg | Rhineland Travel across the German border to the Rhine Valley. Relax as you cruise along the River Rhine past terraced vineyards and medieval castles to St Goar. Pass the famous Lorelei Rock, named after a mermaid who lured fishermen to their deaths with her mesmerising song. In Heidelberg, view the

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red sandstone castle, one of the most important architectural structures north of the Alps, which towers above Germany’s oldest university town. (BB  D) Hotel:  NH Mannheim Viernheim Day 3 | Rhineland | Schaffhausen | Lucerne (2 Nights) Drive into the enchanting Black Forest and stop for a A  Local Speciality cuckoo clock making demonstration. Visit the dramatic Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen, which is the largest waterfall in Europe. Arrive later in Switzerland with its alpine scenery and enjoy magnificent views across Lake Lucerne. (BB) Hotel: Astoria Day 4 | Free Time

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across the Maginot Line. Continue through the Burgundy countryside − one of the country’s main wine producing regions, famous for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape varieties. This evening you may decide to take an optional experience to see a famous Parisian Cabaret. (BB) Hotel: Renaissance La Defense Day 6 | Paris Sightseeing and Free Time Your A  Local Expert shows you the sights, including views of the Champs Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe and the magnificent Opera House, designed by Charles Garnier and opened in 1875. Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower by elevator and view the city in all its glory. Spend the afternoon as you wish. Perhaps take an optional experience to visit the Palace of Versailles. Celebrate in the evening with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB FD) Day 7 | Paris | London After breakfast say ‘au revoir’ to Paris.  Cross the infamous Somme battlefields and catch a glimpse of the Canadian War Memorial at Vimy Ridge.  In Calais board a ferry to Dover, continuing to London by coach where your wonderful European holiday comes to an end. (BB)

See the changing landscape as you travel into France, through Alsace and

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Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights: The 21 December 2014 departure will celebrate Christmas in Paris. Enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings surrounded by the sparkling scenery. The 28 December 2014 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Lucerne. Enjoy a delicious dinner with a glass of sparkling wine to toast your travel companions as you see in the New Year! Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

TRIP NOTES Your London Hotel: Cumberland For rates and full details please see page 71. This trip ends at our London Reception Centre or the above hotel, providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. London Airport Shuttle: Service available to purchase, conditions apply. See page 71 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver NZ$78 per person. WiFi: See page 72 for details. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 74 – 75. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 71. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Optional Eurostar Extension Consider extending your holiday by spending more time in London. Travel from Paris to London by high-speed Eurostar train. This extension includes a standard class Eurostar ticket, transfer to the station in Paris and to your hotel in London as well as one night’s hotel accommodation in London. Day 7  Paris | Eurostar | London

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You are transferred to Paris Gare du Nord Enjoy an English breakfast at the end of station where you board the Eurostar your holiday. (FB) train to London. The journey time to London St. Pancras International is 2 hours and 15 minutes. On arrival in From NZ$480 per person twin share London you are transferred to your hotel. NZ$85 Single supplement NZ$10 Triple reduction (BB) Hotel: Cumberland

Eiffel Tower, Paris

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European Traveller A taste of the world’s most romantic cities, this eight day encounter with Europe isn’t just for couples; it shows unseen sides of iconic emblems like the Eiffel Tower and Venetian canals. It’s Insider moments like… hearing your echoing footsteps, and perhaps even Italian choral voices, as you enter the cool cavernous basilica in the Vatican City. Standing before Michelangelo’s Pietà, the goose bumps could be coming from the chill of the setting or from sensing you’re standing by a sculpture which is more than 500 years old. Hearing why it’s the only work its Renaissance creator ever signed, our friend in the Vatican can also share the ins and outs of this strange secret country – the smallest nation in the world.

Ponte Vecchio, Florence

Alpine Scene, Switzerland

It's iconic places City tour of Paris, Florence and Rome. Orientation of Lucerne and Venice. Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. View the White Cliffs of Dover, the Champs Élysées and Arc de Triomphe in Paris, Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne and St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice. See the Somme Battlefields and the Vineyards of Burgundy.

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Arc de Triomphe, Paris

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This morning leave London and travel past the White Cliffs of Dover before crossing the Channel to Calais. Pass by the First World War battlefields of the Somme and arrive in the beautiful city of Paris. Enjoy a Welcome Reception with dinner in the evening with your fellow travellers and Travel Director. Later an orientation drive will show you some of the sights which await you - a perfect introduction to your magical holiday! (WR) Hotel: Evergreen Laurel Day 2 | Paris Sightseeing and Free Time Drive along the famous Champs Élysées to view the Arc de Triomphe, beneath which lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Your sightseeing tour with a A  Local Expert includes a trip up the Eiffel Tower to the second level for breathtaking views of the city. Spend the afternoon visiting the sights of your choice. (BB) Day 3 | Paris | Lucerne See the sprawling vineyards of Auxerrois and Burgundy as you journey south, passing the medieval castle of Châteauneuf. Cross the border into Switzerland where the scenery is a kaleidoscope of colour. Admire the beautiful Lake Lucerne. Walk across the 14th century wooden Chapel Bridge and view the emotive Lion of Lucerne during your afternoon orientation. (BB D) Hotel: Astoria Day 4 | Lucerne | St. Gotthard | Venice Travel the scenic St. Gotthard Region through the Alps and cross the border at Chiasso into Italy. Catch a glimpse of the Italian Lake Region, a popular retreat for aristocrats since Roman times. Pass Verona and arrive later in Venice, Queen of the Adriatic. (BB  DW) Hotel: Novotel Mestre Castellana Day 5 | Venice Orientation | Florence Your private motor launch takes you to St. Mark’s Square to view the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge’s Palace. Witness a A  Local Speciality glassblowing

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demonstration at one of the oldest workshops on the island, then spend your free time discovering Venice’s hidden gems. Afterwards, cross the Apennine Mountains to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance and your home for the night. (BB) Hotel: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo Day 6 | Florence Sightseeing | Rome (2 Nights) Your A  Local Expert reveals a wealth of fascinating insights during your guided walk around Florence, a city with a rich Renaissance history. View the marble Duomo engineered by Brunelleschi and the magnificent doors of the Baptistery. Admire the Ponte Vecchio which spans the River Arno and marvel at the impressive sculptures and stunning palazzi in the city. Shop for 18-carat gold jewellery and the finest Italian leather goods before heading to Rome, the last stop on your trip. (BB) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Day 7 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Your A  Local Expert takes you on a tour of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City, one of the largest and most significant churches in the Christian world. Here you will view Michelangelo’s Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. Perhaps consider an optional experience to the Sistine Chapel. View the Roman Forum and see the Colosseum, site of ancient gladiatorial contests and public events. Spend time this afternoon visiting the sights of your choice. Make sure to capture a magic moment as you toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain. This evening, join your travelling companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB FD)

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Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights: The 21 December 2014 departure will celebrate Christmas in magical Florence. Enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings – and savour the magical atmosphere that is Christmas in Italy! The 28 December 2014 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Venice. Enjoy a delicious meal with your travel companions. Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

TRIP NOTES Your London Hotel: Hilton Kensington For rates and full details please see page 71. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel, providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. London Airport Shuttle: Service available to purchase, conditions apply. See page 71 for details. Airport transfers: Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver NZ$89 per person. WiFi: See page 72 for details. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 74 – 75. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 71. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 8 | Depart Rome Say ‘arrivederci’ to Rome and your travelling companions, and return home with memories you will cherish for years to come. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

Piazza Navona, Rome

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European Dream Local traditions and national heritage come into focus on this fast-paced jaunt, as Europe’s favourite cities of Rome, Florence, Venice and Paris join the lesser known highlights of Lucerne. It’s Insider moments like… the heat of the roaring furnace as the golden glow of molten glass expands under the power of an artisan’s lungs in a Venetian glass factory. Finding out the science behind the beauty, you learn which chemical reactions can be seen in the vibrant swirls of reds, golds and greens in the glass. And you witness the deft movements of the craftsman; his speed a testament to his skill, as the delicate fragility of his finished work cools before your eyes.

Roman Forum, Rome

'Il Porcellino', Florence

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Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City! Relax after your journey. In the evening enjoy a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director. Later, an orientation drive will whet your appetite for the sights which await you. (WR) Hotel: Executive Style

Leave Venice and travel across the Veneto plains, then north to the Italian and Swiss Lake Districts via Como and Lugano. Marvel at the picturesque alpine scenery along the St. Gotthard route into central Switzerland, arriving later at Lucerne. Visit the Lion Monument, a memorial to Swiss Guards massacred in Paris in 1792 while guarding Louis XVI. Explore the Old Town and perhaps join an excursion to one of the surrounding mountain peaks. Dine at your hotel tonight. (BB D) Hotel: Astoria

Your sightseeing tour with a A Local Expert takes you to visit St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City, one of the largest and most significant churches in the Christian world. Witness Michelangelo’s Pietà, a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture. View the Roman Forum and the Colosseum, site of ancient gladiatorial contests. Spend time on your own experiencing the wonders of the Eternal City. In your free time, perhaps visit the Sistine Chapel or make a wish and throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain. (BB) Day 3 | Rome | Florence Sightseeing Cross the Apennine Mountains to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Enjoy stories and views of the Duomo and Piazza della Signoria during your sightseeing tour with a A  Local Expert. Arrive later at your hotel. (BB) Hotel: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo Day 4 | Florence | Venice Upon arrival in Venice, cruise the canals and view the imposing Basilica and the ornate Doge’s Palace before exploring this incredible city. Enjoy a A  Local Speciality glassblowing demonstration. Sample dinner in one of the many restaurants or sip coffee ‘al fresco’ while listening to the orchestras in St. Mark’s Square. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Mestre Castellana

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Day 6 | Lucerne | Paris (2 Nights) From Lucerne, head northwest past Basel into France. See the extensive vineyards of Burgundy, one of the country’s biggest wine producing areas. Arrive in the City of Light for a two night stay. (BB) Hotel: Evergreen Laurel Day 7 | Paris Sightseeing and Free Time Your A  Local Expert takes you on a morning tour of the city’s sights. Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower by elevator and get a bird’s eye view of the golden dome of Les Invalides. See the Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde. Perhaps take an optional experience to visit Versailles, lavishly designed for Louis XIV. Tonight dine with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD)

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Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights: The 22 December 2014 departure will celebrate Christmas in Venice. Enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings – a truly memorable Christmas in this spectacular city! The 29 December 2014 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Florence. Enjoy an authentic Italian meal with your newfound friends and toast the year ahead. Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

TRIP NOTES Your London Hotel: Hilton Kensington For rates and full details please see page 71. This trip ends at our London Reception Centre or the above hotel, providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. London Airport Shuttle: Service available to purchase, conditions apply. See page 71 for details. Airport transfers: On arrival to Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver NZ$89 per person. WiFi: See page 72 for details. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 74 – 75. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 71. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 8 | Paris | London Say ‘au revoir’ as you pass the Somme battlefields en route to Calais. Sail across the Channel to Dover, continuing by coach through Kent to London, your final destination. (BB)

Rialto Bridge, Venice

KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception    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

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Discoveries

European Whirl A bestseller all year round, this journey into Europe’s most popular countries and cities brings together the best of its history, scenery, legends, locals and experiences. It’s Insider moments like… watching the expert artisans at a Venetian glassblowing centre as they create their fragile and world-renowned glassware – and hearing about this ancient tradition for which Venice is famous. Seeing the delicate art form emerging in the unlikely setting of chaotic heat and energy, is a reminder of the contradictions seen around this magical city – like the carefree lifestyles of locals despite their city slowly sinking to the incredible art and culture which emerged in such a hard-to-reach location.

Historic canals, Amsterdam

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | London | Eurostar | Brussels | Amsterdam This morning, meet your Travel Director before travelling to London’s St. Pancras International to board the Eurostar for a high-speed train journey to Brussels. Continue by luxury coach to Amsterdam. During your orientation of Amsterdam, see Dam Square and the Mint Tower before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception dinner cruise. Enjoy splendid views from your glass-topped boat as you cruise along the city’s canals. (WR) Hotel: Mercure Amsterdam City Day 2 | Amsterdam | Rhine Cruise | Heidelberg | Rhineland

Swiss Alps

It's iconic places City tour of Rome, Florence and Paris. Orientation of Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Munich, Innsbruck, Venice and Lucerne. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and the Eiffel Tower in Paris. View the White Cliffs of Dover, the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne and St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice. Cruise along the canals of Amsterdam and the River Rhine. See the Lorelei Rock, the Vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields in France.

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Travel via Arnhem along the Ruhr and Rhine valleys. Enjoy picturesque scenery all the way to Boppard, where an included cruise takes you past vine-clad hills and crumbling medieval castles to St. Goar. See the famous Lorelei Rock, named after a siren who lured fishermen to their deaths with spellbinding songs. Later enjoy views of the red sandstone castle towering above Heidelberg. (BB  D) Hotel: NH Mannheim Viernheim Day 3 | Rhineland | Munich | Innsbruck Crossing the Swabian Alps arrive in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, for an orientation drive including the Olympic Stadium and City Hall. View the Glockenspiel on Marienplatz. A short drive through splendid scenery and across the Austrian border

brings you to Innsbruck where you will enjoy a walk through the town. Admire the architecture including the Hofburg and the Golden Roof and shop for Alpine souvenirs. You might consider experiencing traditional Tyrolean entertainment this evening. (BB) Hotel: Grauer Bär Day 4 | Innsbruck | Venice Drive along the Brenner Pass into Italy and across the Dolomite Mountains. Arrive in the enchanting city of Venice. Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square, viewing the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge’s Palace along the way. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop for a A  Local Speciality demonstration, then spend the afternoon exploring the sights of your choice. Finish an eventful day with dinner at your hotel. (BB DW) Hotel: Novotel Mestre Castellana Day 5 | Venice | Rome (2 Nights) South across the Veneto plain, you pass by Bologna and over the dramatic Apennine Mountains, continuing into the Lazio region to Rome, the Eternal City. (BB) Hotel: Executive Style Day 6 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Your sightseeing begins with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica − the most significant Christian church in the world − to view Michelangelo’s Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. In ancient Rome, view the Forum and see the Colosseum with your A  Local Expert. Spend the rest of the day exploring or perhaps take an optional

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Includes: All our featured inclusions shown on page 70. 11 nights’ accommodation (8 hotels). 11 hot buffet breakfasts. 6 dinners (including Welcome Reception, 2 three course dinners with wine, 2 three course dinners and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown (including Eurostar and ferry).

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experience to see the Sistine Chapel inside the Vatican Museums. (BB) Day 7 | Rome | Florence From Rome travel north into Tuscany, through rolling countryside and along the valley of the River Arno to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Discover the city’s rich artistic and medieval history with your A  Local Expert. Visit the Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and stunning palazzi. Marvel at the Baptistery and the multimarble Duomo, with its dome designed by Brunelleschi. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (BB DW) Hotel: Cosmopolitan Concept Day 8 | Florence | Gotthard Drive | Lucerne (2 Nights) Drive via picturesque Italian Lakes and across the Alps into Switzerland. Spend the next two nights in the beautiful lakeside town of Lucerne. (BB D) Hotel: Astoria Day 9 | Lucerne Orientation and Free Time View the Lion Monument during your morning orientation. Created to commemorate the heroism of Swiss Guards who defended Louis XVI in Paris in 1792, Mark Twain described it as ‘the most moving piece of stone in the world’. Walk along the 14th-century covered Chapel Bridge, crossing the River Reuss. Don’t miss the opportunity to take an exciting mountain excursion with

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Day 10 | Lucerne | Paris (2 Nights) Pass Basel and cross the border into France this morning. In every direction, vineyards and picturesque villages provide a memorable backdrop for your journey. Consider an optional experience this evening to a famous Parisian Cabaret. (BB) Hotel: Renaissance La Defense

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Day 11 | Paris Sightseeing and Free Time See all the famous sights during your morning sightseeing tour with a A  Local Expert. View the Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower for a breathtaking view of the city. Spend the rest of the day exploring the sights that interest you. Perhaps take an optional experience to the Palace of Versailles, the Chateau built by Louis XIV the Sun King of France. This evening, celebrate with your Travel Director and travelling companions at a Farewell Dinner in a local bistro. (BB FD) Day 12 | Paris | London Cross the Somme and pass the First World War battlefields at Vimy Ridge as you drive towards the coast. In Calais board a ferry to Dover and travel on to London by coach where your journey of discovery ends. (BB)

Optional Eurostar Extension Consider extending your holiday by spending more time in London. Travel from Paris to London by high-speed Eurostar train. This extension includes a standard class Eurostar ticket, transfer to the station in Paris and to your hotel in London as well as one night’s hotel accommodation in London. Day 12 | Paris | Eurostar | London

Day 13 | Depart London

You are transferred to Paris Gare du Nord station where you board the Eurostar train to London. The journey time to London St. Pancras International is 2 hours and 15 minutes. On arrival in London you are transferred to your hotel. (BB) Hotel: Cumberland

Enjoy an English breakfast at the end of your holiday. (FB) From NZ$480 per person twin share NZ$85 Single supplement NZ$10 Triple reduction

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Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights: The 16 December 2014 departure will celebrate Christmas in Paris. Enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings surrounded by stunning scenery – a truly memorable Christmas in France! The 23 December 2014 departure will celebrate Christmas in Innsbruck. Enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings. New Year’s Eve will be in Lucerne. The 29 December 2014 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Innsbruck. The 30 December 2014 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Heidelberg where you will find a city filled with excitement and celebration. Enjoy delicious festive meals with all the trimmings. Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary. Venice: This departure will be staying in Venice during the Carnival of Venice 2015. Easter: This trip will be in Rome on Easter Sunday.

TRIP NOTES Your London Hotel: Cumberland For rates and full details please see page 71. This trip starts and ends at our London Reception Centre or the above hotel, providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. London Airport Shuttle: Service available to purchase, conditions apply. See page 71 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver NZ$133 per person. WiFi: See page 72 for details. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 74 – 75. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 71. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception    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

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City Breaks

Winter in London

Winter in London 7 days – 1 Country City Breaks

Feel at home in London for Christmas as the festive season comes to life with fantastic light displays scattered across the city. Explore the city independently, be captivated by the wonderful sightseeing along the Thames, Tower Bridge, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. Enjoy a spot of London’s finest shopping when visiting Harrods and the boutiques of Knightsbridge.

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NZ$935 (per person twin share)

Includes: All our featured inclusions shown on page 70. 6 nights’ accommodation (choice of hotel). 6 full breakfasts. ‘Hop-on Hop-off’ tour, free off-peak Travel Pass. All transport shown.

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TRIP NOTES Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Triple Rooms are not available at the Ibis Earls Court. London Airport Shuttle: Services available to purchase, conditions apply. See page 71 for details. Christmas Day in London: Please be advised that this is the one day of the year when London practically shuts down. Major sights and shops close their doors and the Underground and buses come to a standstill. Most churches hold services on Christmas Day, with those at St. Paul’s, St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Westminster Abbey amongst the most spectacular. Your Trafalgar Local Host will advise further options on your arrival in the city. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 74 – 75. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 71. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Buckingham Palace Guardsman

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 to Day 7 | London (6 Nights) Welcome to one of the most exciting cities in the world! As any Londoner will tell you, the city comes into its own during what is traditionally called the off-season − autumn, winter and spring. Fewer tourists will give you more space and time to enjoy the historic sights, galleries and museums that this magnificent capital city has to offer. The best theatre tickets are more readily available plus you’ll have the opportunity to grab some excellent bargains in the January sales. Trafalgar offers very special prices, making a trip to London essential during the off-season. See some of London’s biggest sights during your included half day sightseeing tour with a A Local Expert − Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Your tour ends in central London, leaving you free to explore

It's iconic places City Tour in London. View Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. See the rest of London’s sights using your ‘Hop-On Hop-Off’ sightseeing ticket and Bus and Underground pass.

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on your own. Consider visiting the British Museum or discover the City of London’s business district and the Tower of London. Visit Madame Tussauds or browse through the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. Don’t miss the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Take a River Thames cruise to Greenwich, home of the Royal Maritime Museum and the Cutty Sark. Shopping is world-class in London. Major department stores line Oxford Street and Regent Street. A host of designer brands adorn Bond Street and the Burlington Arcade. Antiques and curiosities are at Camden Market, Portobello Road and Chelsea’s fashionable Kings Road. Don’t forget to stop off at Harrods and the boutiques of Knightsbridge.

London Eye

Make the most of your stay with a choice of optional experiences available to you. From Windsor Castle to Oxford’s ornate colleges and the place of Shakespeare’s birth, Stratford-upon-Avon, any number of excursions can be arranged for you. Trafalgar’s Winter in London also includes tickets for the Original London Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off tour plus the added bonus of three days’ included free travel on the city’s central bus and underground network. (Full English breakfast daily)

Regent Street Christmas lights KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception    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

City Breaks

Winter in Paris

Winter in Paris 8 days – 1 Country City Breaks

Enchanting, inspiring, dazzling - Paris at Christmas is all these things and more! Your glittering city tour includes the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and the festive illuminations on the Champs Élysées. Enjoy the romance and sparkling glory of this magical French capital.

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Includes: All our featured inclusions shown on page 70. 7 nights’ accommodation (choice of hotel). 7 buffet breakfasts. All transport shown. All transfers shown.

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TRIP NOTES Guaranteed Room Share and triple rooms are not available on this trip. Airport Transfers: Transfers available on arrival at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport will operate at 8am, 11am, and 2pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. On the last travel day will arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport at 8am and 11:30am. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 74 – 75. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 71. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Champs-Élysées, Paris

Hall of Mirrors, Versailles

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 to Day 8 | Paris (7 Nights) Experience seven unforgettable nights in one of Europe’s capitals. Your fantastic journey starts with a guided sightseeing tour featuring views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Also included is a cruise on the Seine River and a visit to the Fragonard Perfumery and Museum. Undoubtedly another highlight of your holiday is an included half-day excursion to Louis XIV’s Palace of Versailles, renowned for its stunning interior and spectacular ornamental gardens. This leisurely City Break gives

It's iconic places City Tour in Paris. Visit Fragonard Perfumery and Museum and the Gardens of the Palace of Versailles. Cruise and see the sights along the River Seine. View the Arc de Triomphe and the iconic Eiffel Tower.

you the opportunity to explore Paris in your own time and at your own pace. You will never tire of the city’s attractions and there is always something new to discover. Paris is perfect for culture lovers and offers an array of famous museums and galleries including the Musée d’Orsay, the Louvre and the Pompidou centre. Shop in chic boutiques and elegant department stores or simply relax at an outdoor café and watch the world go by. When the sun goes down, the city is still bursting with life. Wander through the Latin Quarter or dine in Bohemian Montmartre. Don’t miss a spectacular cabaret show at the Moulin Rouge or Nouvelle Eve. You can also make the most of your stay with a selection of optional experiences, including the home and gardens of the Impressionist painter, Claude Monet, at Giverny. A Trafalgar Local Host will be available to advise and organise excursions and activities. (Buffet breakfast daily)

Eiffel Tower, Paris KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception    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

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City Breaks

London & Paris The capital of cool meets the capital of romance on this twin-city break, travelling by Eurostar™ and being taken around London and walked down the Champs Élysées in Paris by our local friends.

London Eye and Houses of Parliament, London

Orangerie Gardens, Palace of Versailles

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City Tours in London and Paris. Visit the royal town of Windsor and its Castle and ascend to the second level of the iconic Eiffel Tower. View Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace in London, the Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre in Paris.

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After check-in at your hotel, the rest of the day is free to explore this amazing city. Hotel: Thistle Euston

Day 2 to Day 4 | London Sightseeing and Free Time On your first full morning meet your A  Local Expert for a half day included

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sightseeing tour.  View the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben as well as Westminster Abbey, the coronation church for the Kings and Queens of England since 1066.  Pass Downing Street, the home of the British Prime Minister and see Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square.  View Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the British Monarchy.  The rest of your time in London is free to explore at your leisure.  Why not visit the many museums and galleries that London has to offer?  You could shop on the famous Regents Street or Oxford Street.  Explore the Portobello Road or venture into Camden with its vibrant and colourful markets.  Maybe walk through Hyde Park or Regents Park.  In your free time you could consider a ride on the London Eye, enjoy a cruise along the River Thames, visit a traditional London pub or even visit a West End theatre to see a famous show. Enjoy an included visit to Windsor, dominated by its castle which dates back nearly 1000 years and is the official residence of The Queen.  Consider a trip to the thermal town of Bath with its Georgian architecture and Roman Baths, or visit the mystical and mysterious Stonehenge with its stone circles, once a place of worship for pagans.  Your Local Hosts in London will be able to assist with any sightseeing requests you may have. (FB FB FB)

Family Experiences

Trip Type: City Breaks Day 5 | London | Eurostar High-Speed-Train | Paris (3 Nights) This morning transfer from your hotel to St Pancras International to board your fast and comfortable Eurostar train to Paris.  On arrival in Paris, check into you hotel and enjoy free time to take in the sights of this beautiful city. (FB) Hotel: Novotel Tour Eiffel Day 6 to Day 7 |  Paris Sightseeing and Free Time On your first full morning meet your

A  Local Expert for an included sightseeing

tour.  See the Arc de Triomphe and drive along the famous Champs Élysées.  View the Place de la Concorde, the Tuileries Gardens and see the Louvre, - the world famous museum which was once a Royal Palace.  Later visit the Eiffel Tower and ascend to the second level for breathtaking views across the City.  Paris is a great city to explore with districts such as Montmartre, famous for its association with artists who still sell their work in the small galleries or in the main square, and the lively area known as the Latin Quarter with its narrow streets filled with cafes, bistros and bookshops.  Consider a visit to Versailles – a stunning Palace built by Louis XIV with extensive gardens. Why not take in a Parisian Cabaret show and dinner. Your options are endless! (BB BB)

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Christmas Day in London: Please be advised that this is the one day of the year when London practically shuts down. Major sights and shops close their doors and the Underground and buses come to a standstill. Most churches hold services on Christmas Day, with those at St. Paul’s, St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Westminster Abbey amongst the most spectacular. Your Trafalgar Local Host will advise further options on your arrival in the city. Family Experiences: Departures marked have family activities included. Valentine’s Day: Celebrate in romantic Paris on the 09 February 2015 departure.

TRIP NOTES Guaranteed Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip. London Airport Shuttle: Service available to purchase, conditions apply. See page 71 for details. Airport transfers: Conditions apply. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport at 8am and 11.30am. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 74 – 75. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 71. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 8 | Depart Paris After breakfast, bid your new-found friends ‘au revoir’ as your city break comes to an end. Transfers to Charles De Gaulle airport are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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15 and 22 December 2014 – will include ice-skating at Hyde Parks Winter Wonderland, a ride on the London Eye and ticket to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. On these departures quad rooms are available for families with young children. Reduction per person in quad room is NZ$425. Check with your travel agent for family discounts available for the other room types. Trip price supplement per person NZ$250. Hotels: London - Holiday Inn Kings Cross/Bloomsbury, Paris - Novotel Tour Eiffel

Cafè scene, Paris

KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception    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

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City Breaks

Paris & Rome

Paris & Rome

8 days – 3 Countries City Breaks From:

The style, food and history of Paris and Rome are easy to uncover, as our Local Experts share their top sights and insider secrets, and our hosts help you with city travel, tips and trips.

Includes:All our featured inclusions shown on page 70. 7 nights’ accommodation (2 hotels). 7 buffet breakfasts. All transport shown (including internal flight). All transfers shown. Price per Person

POLAND

PARIS 3

GERMANY AUSTRIA

FRANCE

SPAIN

Start

Number of overnight stays

End

Sightseeing stops

NZ$1875 (per person twin share)

SWITZERLAND

ITALY

Mediterranean Sea

4 ROME

Trip Type: City Breaks

It’s travel beyond the expected

Price per Person

Starts Paris

31 Oct Fri

Ends Rome 7 Nov Fri

Twin Share

7 Nov Fri 14 Nov Fri 21 Nov Fri 28 Nov Fri

14 Nov Fri 21 Nov Fri 28 Nov Fri 5 Dec Fri

1875 1875 1875 1875

610 610 610 6 Feb Fri 610 s 13 Feb Fri

5 Dec Fri 12 Dec Fri 19 Dec Fri 26 Dec Fri

12 Dec Fri 19 Dec Fri 26 Dec Fri 2 Jan Fri 2015 9 Jan Fri 16 Jan Fri

1875 1875 1875 2025

610 610 610 680

1875 1875

610 610

2 Jan Fri 9 Jan Fri s

Single Supp. Option

1875

610

Code: WPAR

Single Twin Supp. Share Option 1875 610 1875 610 1875 610

Starts Paris 16 Jan Fri 23 Jan Fri 30 Jan Fri

Ends Rome 23 Jan Fri 30 Jan Fri 6 Feb Fri

20 Feb Fri 27 Feb Fri

13 Feb Fri 20 Feb Fri 27 Feb Fri 6 Mar Fri

1875 1875 1875 1875

610 610 610 610

6 Mar Fri 13 Mar Fri 20 Mar Fri 27 Mar Fri

13 Mar Fri 20 Mar Fri 27 Mar Fri 3 Apr Fri

1875 1875 1875 1975

610 610 610 660

Valentine’s Day: Celebrate in romantic Paris on the 13 February 2015 departure.

TRIP NOTES Guaranteed Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip.

Airport transfers: Transfers on arrival at Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport will operate at 8am, 11am and 2pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the Day 1 to Day 3 | Paris (3 Nights) Day 5 | Rome Sightseeing last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am Welcome to Paris! After check-in at This morning, your A  Local Expert brings and 9.30am. your hotel, the rest of the day is free to the city to life with an included half day explore this amazing city. On your first sightseeing tour. View the Colosseum, the Internal Airfares: The above prices include internal airfares and full morning meet your A  Local Expert vast arena where Gladiators fought and are accurate as of March 2014. For up to date pricing please for a half day included sightseeing tour.  the Forum - centre of daily life in ancient visit our website. See the Arc de Triomphe and drive along Rome. See the Circus Maximus where For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. the famous Champs Élysées. Take in chariot races took place and later visit St. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 74 – 75. sights such as Place de la Concorde, the Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City to see For extra nights’ accommodation see page 71. Tuileries Gardens and see the Louvre - the Michelangelo’s masterpiece – the Pietà. world famous museum which was once a Walk through the impressive St. Peter’s All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Royal Palace. Later visit the Eiffel Tower Square with its Tuscan colonnades and Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date and ascend to the second level for fountains designed by Bernini. During your information on itineraries and optional experiences. breath-taking views across the city. free time why not consider a visit inside the Spend the rest of your time sightseeing or Vatican Museum to see the breath-taking shopping in smart boutiques. Perhaps visit Sistine Chapel with its famous frescoes. a world-class museum such as Musée Shop on the fashionable Via Condotti d’Orsay. Take an optional experience or enjoy a gelato at the nearby Spanish to the Palace of Versailles or see a Steps. Enjoy La Dolce Vita! (BB) renowned Parisian cabaret in the evening. Your options are endless and your Local Day 6 to Day 7 | Rome Free Time Host will be able to assist with any Spend two full days exploring this exciting questions or bookings you wish to make. city. From the elegant shops on the (BB BB) Hotel: Novotel Tour Eiffel Via Condotti to exploring the ancient Forum to experiencing the colourful Piazza Day 4 | Flight from Paris to Rome (4 Nights) Navona, Rome is yours to discover and This morning transfers have been arranged the options are endless. Your Local Host from your Paris hotel to the airport for will be able to assist with any questions a short flight to Rome, the Eternal City. or bookings you wish to make. In the On arrival, you will be met and transferred evenings, savour the city’s mouthto your hotel, home for the next four nights. watering cuisine at the restaurant of your Spend the evening exploring or simply choice. (BB BB) relax at a local restaurant and watch the Day 8 | Depart Rome world go by. (BB) Hotel: Una

It's iconic places City Tours in Paris and Rome. Visit the second level of the iconic Eiffel Tower and St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. View the Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre in Paris, the ancient Roman Forum and the Colosseum in Rome.

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Say ‘arrivederci’ to Rome at the end of this memorable City Break holiday in Paris and Rome. Take home magical memories of these two great European cities. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport for your return flight home. Conditions apply. (BB) Colosseum, Rome KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception    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

City Breaks

London, Paris & Rome

London, Paris & Rome

10 days – 4 Countries City Breaks From:

Three nights in each of Europe’s most famous capitals, this unique city break takes you straight to their souls, as you meet our Local Experts who come from the city they share with you.

Includes:All our featured inclusions shown on page 70. 9 nights’ accommodation (3 hotels). 9 breakfasts (including 3 full breakfasts and 6 hot buffets). All transport shown (including Eurostar and internal flight). All transfers shown.

ENGLAND

LONDON 3

POLAND

BELGIUM

Eurostar Train

GERMANY

Price per Person

CZECH REPUBLIC

Starts London 4 Nov Tue 11 Nov Tue 18 Nov Tue 25 Nov Tue

PARIS 3 AUSTRIA

FRANCE

Mediterranean Sea

H

3 ROME H

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It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | London (3 Nights) After check-in at your hotel, the rest of the day is free to explore this amazing city. Hotel: Thistle Euston Day 2 to Day 3 | London Sightseeing and Free Time This morning meet your A  Local Expert for a half day included sightseeing tour. View the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben as well as Westminster Abbey. Pass Buckingham Palace, Downing Street and see Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square. The rest of the day and the following full day is yours to explore the city at your leisure. Perhaps visit a museum or shop on Oxford Street. Consider a ride on the London Eye, visit a traditional London pub or take in a theatre show on the West End. Your options are endless and your Local Host will be able to assist with any questions or bookings you wish to make. (FB FB) Day 4 | London | Paris (3 Nights) This morning transfer from your hotel to St. Pancras International to board your fast and comfortable Eurostar train to Paris. On arrival in Paris, you will be met by your Local Host and transferred to your hotel. (FB) Hotel: Novotel Tour Eiffel Day 5 to Day 6 |  Paris Sightseeing and Free Time On your first full morning meet your

It's iconic places City Tours in London, Paris and Rome. Visit the second level of the iconic Eiffel Tower and St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. View Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace in London, the Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre in Paris, the ancient Roman Forum and Colosseum in Rome.

Ends Rome

Twin Share

13 Nov Thu 2650 20 Nov Thu 2465 27 Nov Thu 2465 4 Dec Thu 2465

A  Local Expert for an included half day sightseeing tour. See the Arc de Triomphe and drive along the famous Champs Élysées. Later visit the Eiffel Tower and ascend to the second level for breathtaking views across the City. Paris is a great city to explore with lively districts such as Montmartre and the Latin Quarter with its narrow streets filled with cafes, bistros and bookshops. In your free time consider a visit to Versailles or why not take in a Parisian Cabaret show and dinner. (BB BB)

Day 7 | Flight from Paris to Rome (3 Nights) This morning transfer from your hotel to the airport to board your flight to Rome. On arrival, you will be met and taken to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax. (BB) Hotel: Una Day 8 to Day 9 | Rome Sightseeing On your first full morning meet your A  Local Expert for an included sightseeing tour. View the Colosseum and Forum. See Circus Maximus where chariot races took place and visit St. Peter’s Basilica to see Michelangelo’s masterpiece – the Pietà. During your free time consider a visit inside the Vatican Museums to see the Sistine Chapel. Delight in a leisurely lunch on Piazza Navona or shop on fashionable Via Condotti. Your Local Host will give you further suggestions. (BB BB)

s

11 Dec Thu 2465 18 Dec Thu 2465 25 Dec Thu 2450 1 Jan Thu 2499 8 Jan Thu 2399 2015 6 Jan Tue 15 Jan Thu 2399 13 Jan Tue 22 Jan Thu 2399 2 Dec Tue 9 Dec Tue 16 Dec Tue 23 Dec Tue 30 Dec Tue

850 800 800 800

800 800 800 850 800 800 800

Code: WLPR Price per Person

Single Supp. Option

s

ITALY

SPAIN

NZ$2399 (per person twin share)

Single Supp. Option

Starts London 20 Jan Tue 27 Jan Tue

Ends Rome

Twin Share

3 Feb Tue 10 Feb Tue 17 Feb Tue 24 Feb Tue

12 Feb Thu 19 Feb Thu 26 Feb Thu 5 Mar Thu

2399 2399 2465 2465

800 800 800 800

3 Mar Tue 10 Mar Tue 17 Mar Tue 24 Mar Tue

12 Mar Thu 19 Mar Thu 26 Mar Thu 2 Apr Thu

2465 2465 2465 2499

800 800 800 850

29 Jan Thu 5 Feb Thu

2399 2399

800 800

Christmas Day in London: Please be advised that this is the one day of the year when London practically shuts down. Major sights and shops close their doors and the Underground and buses come to a standstill. Most churches hold services on Christmas Day, with those at St. Paul’s, St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Westminster Abbey amongst the most spectacular. Your Trafalgar Local Host will advise further options on your arrival in the city. Valentine’s Day: Celebrate in romantic Paris on the 10 February 2015 departure.

TRIP NOTES Guaranteed Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip. London Airport Shuttle: Services available to purchase, conditions apply. See page 71 for details. Airport transfers: Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Internal Airfares: The above prices include internal airfares and are accurate as of March 2014. For up to date pricing please visit our website. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 74 – 75. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 71. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 10 | Depart Rome This morning say ‘arrivederci Roma’. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport for your return flight home. Conditions apply (BB)

Ice rink at Somerset House, London KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception    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

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Taste of Britain

days

7 125 NZ$

7 days – 2 Countries From:

1

NZ$1125 (per person twin share)

WTOB

Bridge of Sighs, Cambridge

Taste of Britain

BOOK & PAY EARLY

Included Dining

Other savings

Frequent traveller discount Second trip discount Young traveller SAVE up to NZ$60 p.p SAVE up to NZ$30 p.p discount NZ$110

NORTHERN IRELAND

1

DARLINGTON

Irish Sea

York

1

LIVERPOOL REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

Chester

ENGLAND Stratford-upon-Avon

Cambridge

WALES

1 2

LONDON Sightseeing stops

Start

End

Price per Person

• See page 70 for what’s included

Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary...

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North Sea

Lake District

Overnight stays

Unbeatable Highlights

Day 4 | Darlington – Edinburgh Sightseeing – Edinburgh (Peebles) View Hadrian’s Wall, a defensive wall built by the Romans in 122 AD. Cross the border into Bonnie Scotland and arrive in the capital city Edinburgh. The city sightseeing tour with your Local Guide includes views of the Georgian New Town, Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle.

EDINBURGH (PEEBLES)

1

6 full breakfasts • 2 three course dinner

Day 3 | London – Cambridge – York – Darlington Enjoy a scenic drive towards the university city of Cambridge. See some of the world famous colleges. On arrival in York your Travel Director will show you the Gothic Minster and the Shambles on an orientation walk. Dine tonight in your hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Blackwell Grange

17 July save 7.5% 31 October save 5%

SAVE NZ$90 p.p.

SCOTLAND

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

Day 2 | London Sightseeing This morning’s sightseeing tour with Local Guide features the capital’s most famous sights. See Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, The Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace. Spend the rest of the day as you choose. You might like to take a cruise on the River Thames or visit one of the many incredible museums the city has to offer. (FB)

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Memorable Highlights

Day 1 | Arrive London (2 Nights) After checking in to your hotel the rest of your day is free to explore this magical city. Hotel: Ibis Earls Court

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Spend free time exploring on your own or join your Travel Director on an optional experience to the Royal Yacht Britannia. (FB) Hotel: MacDonald Cardrona Hotel & Spa Day 5 | Edinburgh (Peebles) – Lake District – Liverpool Stop at Gretna Green, where eloping couples married against their parents’ wishes. Enjoy spectacular views of the Lake District. Stop in the village of Grasmere where the poet, William Wordsworth, lived and wrote his most acclaimed poem, ‘The Daffodils’. This afternoon spend time exploring Liverpool, home city of the ‘Fab Four’ before checking into your hotel. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Ibis Centre

Starts London 11 Oct Sat 18 Oct Sat 25 Oct Sat

Ends London 17 Oct Fri 24 Oct Fri 31 Oct Fri

Twin Share

Single Supp.

1 Nov Sat 8 Nov Sat 15 Nov Sat 22 Nov Sat 29 Nov Sat

7 Nov Fri 14 Nov Fri 21 Nov Fri 28 Nov Fri 5 Dec Fri

1125 1125 1125 1125 1125

380 380 380 380 380

6 Dec Sat 13 Dec Sat 20 Dec Sat 27 Dec Sat

12 Dec Fri 19 Dec Fri 26 Dec Fri 2 Jan Fri 2015 9 Jan Fri

1125 1125 1125 1125 1125

3 Jan Sat

1199 1199 1199

Price per Person

Starts London 10 Jan Sat 17 Jan Sat 24 Jan Sat 31 Jan Sat

Ends London 16 Jan Fri 23 Jan Fri 30 Jan Fri 6 Feb Fri

7 Feb Sat 14 Feb Sat 21 Feb Sat 28 Feb Sat

13 Feb Fri 20 Feb Fri 27 Feb Fri 6 Mar Fri

1125 1125 1125 1125

380 380 380 380

380 380 380 380

7 Mar Sat 14 Mar Sat 21 Mar Sat 28 Mar Sat

13 Mar Fri 20 Mar Fri 27 Mar Fri 3 Apr Fri

1125 1125 1125 1125

380 380 380 380

380

4 Apr Sat

10 Apr Fri

1125

380

430 430 430

Twin Single Share Supp. 1125 380 1125 380 1125 380 1125 380

TRIP NOTES Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver NZ$60 per person. WiFi: See page 72 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 71 and 74 - 45. All prices are per person, twin share. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

Day 6 | Liverpool – Chester – Stratford-upon-avon – London This morning visit Chester. View the Medieval Walls, the cathedral and the black and white timbered buildings known as the ‘Rows’. Visit Stratfordupon-Avon, the town synonymous with the famous playwright William Shakespeare. See Anne Hathaway’s cottage before arriving in London. (FB) Hotel: Ibis Earls Court Day 7 | Depart London Say goodbye to your travelling companions before your return flight home. (FB)

Penny Lane, Liverpool

Jewels of Italy

days

7 25

NZ$

7 days – 2 Countries From:

13

NZ$1325 (per person twin share)

WJWL

St. Mark’s Square, Venice

Jewels of Italy

BOOK & PAY EARLY

BOOK BEFORE:

17 July save 7.5% 31 October save 5%

SAVE NZ$105 p.p. UP TO

Frequent traveller discount Other SAVE up to NZ$70 p.p savings Young traveller discount NZ$130

Second trip discount SAVE up to NZ$35 p.p Triple room discount NZ$20 p.p

Verona

2 VENICE

Memorable Highlights

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

Adriatic Sea Pisa

Mediterranean Sea

2

• 6 buffet breakfasts • 2 three course dinners

Unbeatable Highlights

CORSICA

• See page 70 for what’s included

2

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

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

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

Day 5 | Florence – Verona – Venice (2 Nights) Head east to Verona, the home of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers. View the vast Roman Arena, where concerts are still held regularly each year, and walk to see Juliet’s balcony. Your journey continues north across the dramatic Apennine Mountains to the magical, romantic city of Venice. (BB D) Hotel: Apogia Sirio

Day 4 | Florence Sightseeing and Free Time There are few cities in the world with an artistic legacy to equal that of Florence. Your Local Guide gives a superb commentary of the city’s history during your walking tour, which includes the Baptistery, Cathedral of Santa Maria dei

FLORENCE

ITALY

Included Dining

Day 3 | Rome – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights) Today head north to Pisa. Explore the Field of Miracles, featuring the Leaning Tower, Cathedral and Baptistery. There is time to shop for souvenirs and take pictures! Arrive later in your hotel near Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. (BB) Hotel: Sheraton Firenze

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

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

ROME

End

Price per Person

Starts Rome

Ends Venice 2 Nov Sun 8 Nov Sat 9 Nov Sun 15 Nov Sat 16 Nov Sun 22 Nov Sat 23 Nov Sun 29 Nov Sat 30 Nov Sun 6 Dec Sat

7 Dec Sun 14 Dec Sun 21 Dec Sun 28 Dec Sun 4 Jan Sun 11 Jan Sun

13 Dec Sat 20 Dec Sat 27 Dec Sat 3 Jan Sat 2015 10 Jan Sat 17 Jan Sat

Twin Share

1325 1325 1325 1325 1325

Single Supp.

290 290 290 290 290

1325 1325 1325 1399

290 290 290 290

1325 1325

290 290

Price per Person

Starts Ends Rome Venice 18 Jan Sun 24 Jan Sat 25 Jan Sun 31 Jan Sat

Twin Single Share Supp. 1325 290 1325 290

1 Feb Sun 8 Feb Sun 15 Feb Sun 22 Feb Sun

7 Feb Sat 14 Feb Sat 21 Feb Sat 28 Feb Sat

1325 1325 1325 1325

290 290 290 290

1 Mar Sun 8 Mar Sun 15 Mar Sun 22 Mar Sun 29 Mar Sun

7 Mar Sat 14 Mar Sat 21 Mar Sat 28 Mar Sat 4 Apr Sat

1325 1325 1325 1325 1325

290 290 290 290 290

TRIP NOTES Airport Transfers: On arrival to Rome, Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Venice Marco Polo Airport at 8am and 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver NZ$78 per person. WiFi: See page 72 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 71 and 74 - 45. All prices are per person, twin share. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

‘Juliet’ Balcony, Verona

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11 75 NZ$

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The Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Wonders of Turkey Memorable Highlights

• Istanbul Sightseeing includes the Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque. • Ankara Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilisation and Ataturk’s Mausoleum. • Cappadocia Marvel at the underground city of Sarhatli. • Konya Visit the Mevlana Museum, home of the Whirling Dervishes. • Pamukkale See the Cotton Castle springs and the ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis. • Ephesus Visit the Great Theatre, Library of Celsius, Gymnasium, Temple of Hadrian and House of the Virgin Mary. • Pergamon Visit the Asclepion Medical Centre. • Troy Visit the ruins of the ancient city and see the Wooden Horse. • Gallipoli See Anzac Cove, Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Cemeteries.

Included Dining

• 10 buffet breakfasts • 4 three course dinners

Unbeatable Highlights

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel services charges and tips, baggage handling fees and locals taxes included • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • Ferry across the Dardanelles from Çanakkale to Eceabat • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • Audio Headsets: Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences.

Day 1 | Arrive Istanbul (2 Nights) Welcome to Istanbul. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Relax after your journey. In the evening attend a trip briefing with your Travel Director and meet your fellow travellers. Hotel: Holiday Inn Istanbul Day 2 | Istanbul Sightseeing Enjoy a full day sightseeing tour with a Local Guide including a visit to see parts of the Topkapi Palace Museum, residence of the Ottoman Sultans between 1453–1852. Visit the Hippodrome, which was once the centre of life where chariot racing and other public events took place. Visit the Blue Mosque built between 1609 and 1616, so-called for its blue ceramic tiles. Your last stop will be the famous Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest and oldest covered market with over 60 streets. Consider joining a delicious Turkish optional dinner where local cuisine is served along with traditional belly dancing entertainment. (BB) Day 3 | Istanbul – Ankara This morning enjoy free time in the city or take an optional tour of Hagia Sophia. This church was built in the Byzantine capital during the 6th century and converted into a mosque by the Ottomans. Today it houses a museum and is known as one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders. Afterwards consider taking a cruise along the Bosphorus enjoying views of the strait that separates Asia and Europe. Its shores are lined with fine neighbourhoods, Ottoman palaces, fortresses, old wooden villas, parks and gardens, restaurants and cafés. Early this afternoon depart for the capital city of Ankara for an overnight stay. (BB D) Hotel: Mövenpick Day 4 | Ankara – Cappadocia (2 Nights) Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, a historic caravanserai holding artefacts from as far back as 7500 years including the most extensive and valuable collection of Hittite artefacts in the world. Visit the

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BULGARIA

Wonders of Turkey

Black Sea

11 days – 1 Country

ISTANBUL

GREECE

1 2

Dardanelles

1

TURKEY

From:

NZ$1375 (per person twin share)

CODE:

Gallipoli

ÇANAKKALE

1

Troy Pergamon

1

IZMIR

Start

WAYS TO SAVE Frequent traveller discount SAVE up to NZ$69 p.p

Second trip discount SAVE up to NZ$34 p.p

Young traveller discount NZ$130

Triple room discount NZ$20 p.p

KONYA

Mediterranean Sea

Sightseeing stops

2

1

Ephesus & St Mary’s House PAMUKKALE

Overnight stays

ANKARA

CAPPADOCIA

1

TTUR

CYPRUS

End

Price per Person

Starts Ends Istanbul Istanbul 15 Oct Wed 25 Oct Sat 29 Oct Wed 8 Nov Sat

Twin Share

Single Supp. Option

12 Nov Wed 22 Nov Sat 26 Nov Wed 6 Dec Sat

1375 1375

410 410

10 Dec Wed 20 Dec Sat 24 Dec Wed 3 Jan Sat 2015 7 Jan Wed 17 Jan Sat

1375 1375

410 410

1375

410

1375 1375

410 410

Price per Person

Single Twin Supp. Share Option 1375 410

Starts Ends Istanbul Istanbul 21 Jan Wed 31 Jan Sat

4 Feb Wed 14 Feb Sat 18 Feb Wed 28 Feb Sat

1375 1375

410 410

4 Mar Wed 14 Mar Sat 18 Mar Wed 28 Mar Sat

1375 1375

410 410

1 Apr Wed

1375

410

11 Apr Sat

TRIP NOTES

Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... Mausoleum of Ataturk, the father of modern Turkey. Drive to Cappadocia where you will visit the underground city of Sarhatli, one of the many underground settlements built for protection and religious reasons. Perhaps take an optional experience this evening to see a mesmerising Whirling Dervish performance with dinner at a local restaurant. (BB) Hotel: Lykia Lodge Kapadokya/Avrasya Day 5 | Cappadocia Sightseeing This morning visit Pasabagi and the red valley and later stop at a regional rug production centre to have a firsthand experience of this unique art.  This afternoon you may wish to take an optional sightseeing tour to Goreme and Avanos. Goreme a historical region of Turkey located among unique rock formations, which was first settled back in the Roman period. Many rock churches can still be seen today, as Christianity was then the prevailing religion in that region. Afterwards continue to the town of Avanos renowned for its high quality earthenware. This evening dinner will be served at your hotel. (BB D) Day 6 | Cappadocia – Konya Today drive to Konya and visit the famous mausoleum of the Sufi philosopher Mevlana. This was also the dervish lodge of the Mevlevi order, better known as the Whirling Dervishes. Later check into your hotel in Konya and enjoy dinner. (BB D) Hotel: Ozkaymak Day 7 | Konya – Pamukkale After breakfast leave Konya and travel to see the unique cotton castles of Pamukkale with its white lime cascades formed by mineral springs. You will also get to see the ruins of the ancient Roman health spa of Hierapolis. This evening enjoy a relaxing dinner at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Pam Thermal

Day 8 | Pamukkale – Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Izmir Today travel to Selcuk and tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural centre of the ancient world.   Explore 2,000 year-old marble streets, view a magnificent theatre, see the Library of Celsius, a gymnasium and finally Hadrian’s Temple. Then take a short drive from Ephesus to see St. Mary’s stone cottage where it is believed Virgin Mary spent her last years accompanied by St. John. Continue to Izmir. (BB) Hotel: Double Tree By Hilton Alsancak

Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Istanbul hotel booked by Trafalgar. Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak with your Travel Agent when making your reservation   to assess your specific requirements. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 71 and 74 - 45. All prices are per person, twin share. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

Day 9 | Izmir – Pergamon – Troy – Canakkale Visit the ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamon and continue to Troy with its famous wooden horse. This town is best known for being the setting of the Trojan War as well as a place where many cities are built on top of each other. Continue to Canakkale for the night with dinner served at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Akol Day 10 | Canakkale – Dardanelles – Gallipoli – Istanbul This morning cross the Dardanelles Strait and arrive at Gallipoli, the site of many battles during WWI. Visit poignant Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair before returning to Istanbul. Enjoy a last night in Istanbul with your travel companions after this comprehensive trip through Turkey. (BB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Day 11 | Depart Istanbul This morning bid a fond farewell to this wonderful city as your memorable holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available to the airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

Turkish Tea

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Trafalgar’s London Reception Centre

What’s included? We have a choice of travel styles – each includes all the essentials and the quality you’d expect from us – but some features vary so you can find the right trip for your budget, needs and interests. Trafalgar Guided Holidays

CostSaver

These features are included on our Regional, Discovery, At Leisure and Family Experience trips. Regional itineraries give an in-depth look at your destination; Discoveries have fewer Insider Experiences due to visiting more countries; At Leisure trips have more free time and Family

• Quality hotels in good locations

Experiences have a family twist. • 4 or 5 star hotels in central spots or idyllic settings • Hotel tips, taxes and porter service • All iconic sightseeing • Audio headsets • Express entry into major sights • Insider Experiences (vary depending on destination) – Authentic Accommodation

• Hotel tips, taxes and porter service • All iconic sightseeing • Audio headsets • More free time to explore independently or enjoy Optional Experiences • Local Guides in many cities • Daily breakfast • Up to half your meals (in hotel restaurants) including tips • Expert Travel Director for your whole trip • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most European countries, restroom and experienced Driver

– Unique Insights

City Breaks

– Be My Guest

• 4 or 5 star hotels in city centre spots

– Local Experts – Local Specialities – Hidden Treasures • Daily breakfast • Up to half your meals (mix of hotel and carefully selected local restaurants) including tips • Expert Travel Director for your whole trip • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most European countries, restroom and experienced Driver

• Hotel tips, taxes and porter service • Must-see sights seen with Local Expert at every new city • More free time to explore independently • Daily breakfast • Local Host at your hotel giving Insider knowledge, assistance and recommendations • Coaches, Flights or Eurostar train travel between European cities

At your service Our London Reception Centre is your point of contact for all holidays that start in London. Drop in and take advantage of our services and facilities: •L  ocal Hosts – our knowledgeable hosts will help you with any holiday questions •B  ooking service for London sightseeing and attractions – save time with priority entry to the city’s famous attractions (where applicable) • Free Internet access •C  urrency Packs – with enough currency to get you started in each country of your trip, currency packs are available to buy from your Travel Director at the Reception Centre on the morning you depart for Europe Hospitality Service Our Local Hosts also visit your hotel daily. If your accommodation has been booked through Trafalgar check the hotel noticeboard or ask the concierge for visiting hours. Your Host will provide departure information, help you book London sightseeing trips and tickets and assist you in any way they can. Winter opening hours (October 25, 2014 - April 8, 2015) Monday to Sunday 7am-7pm Contact details Address: 79 York Road, London SE1 7NJ Tel: +44 (0) 207 620 8900 General email: London.24x7@travcorpuk.com City Breaks email: City.Breaks@travcorpuk.com

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

Regular group holidays Make a group booking for friends or club members on one of our regular brochure holidays and get great savings. If 9 or more people travel together, Trafalgar offers various discount deals based on the number of people in the group. A group allocation means fixed prices and assured seats. Restrictions apply – see page 75 for full details.

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Extend your stay in Europe 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. Transfers are not included when you extend your stay with this offer, but Trafalgar can provide door-to-door airport/hotel transfers (see table below for prices). City

Hotel (NZ$)

Single

Twin

Transfer

City

Hotel (NZ$)

Single

Twin

Transfer

Amman

Kempinski Amman

262

171

Transfer Inc.

Madrid

Ayre Gran Colon

180

112

103

Amsterdam

Mercure Amsterdam City*

144

99

117

Vincci Capitol

178

117

103

Athens

Divani Palace Acropolis*

189

124

Transfer Inc.

Rafael Atocha

180

112

103 103

Barcelona

Metropolitan*

189

124

Transfer Inc.

Ayre Gran Via

203

126

103

Novotel Barcelona City

201

128

103

U232 Hotel*

215

144

103

Berlin

Hilton Berlin

267

157

89

Budapest

Marriott Courtyard City Centre

165

104

62

Cairo

Concorde El Salam†

L:177/H:196

L:125/H:144

Transfer Inc.

Fairmont Heliopolis

L:196/H:266 L:126/H:162

Transfer Inc.

Le Meridien Pyramids††

L:200/H:241 L:129/H:149

Transfer Inc.

Ramses Hilton†

L:200/H:241 L:129/H:149

Transfer Inc.

Dublin

Ballsbridge Hotel

156

107

82

Mespil Hotel

159

112

82

Holiday Inn Madrid

182

122

Munich

Sheraton Munich Arabellapark*

246

146

137

Paris

Evergreen Laurel

257

155

103

Hilton Paris La Defense

272

158

103

Novotel Tour Eiffel#

255

150

103

Paris Eiffel Cambronne*

223

137

103

Renaissance La Defense

267

152

103

Prague

Crowne Plaza

142

91

62

Rome

Crowne Plaza St Peters

210

145

69

Ergife Palace Hotel

168

117

69

Executive Style Hotel*

187

136

69

Grand Hotel Tiberio*

203

138

69

Il Cantico* #

205

136

69

Frankfurt

Sheraton Offenbach

145

102

117

Istanbul

Holiday Inn Istanbul

201

132

Transfer Inc.

Sheraton Golf Parco De Medici Hotel & Resort*

175

123

69

Radisson Blu Sisli

314

195

Sheraton Roma Hotel & Conference Center*

184

128

69

Transfer Inc.

Dan Panorama

354

204

Una Hotel Roma*

241

170

69

Transfer Inc.

Sweimeh

Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea*†

244

141

Transfer Inc. Transfer Inc.

Jerusalem London

Lucerne

Cumberland

313

200

See Below

Tel Aviv

Dan Panorama

354

204

Hilton Kensington

249

175

See Below

Venice

Boscolo Bellini*

194

146

192

Holiday Inn Kings Cross

276

169

See Below

Apogia Sirio Hotel

135

96

103

Ibis Earls Court*

201

130

See Below

Novotel Mestre Castellana*

143

105

103

Thistle Euston* #

273

187

See Below

Vienna

Hilton Vienna Danube

175

122

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Astoria*

220

151

309**

Zurich

Hilton Zurich Airport

257

150

N/A

Hotel Supplements: * Seasonal Supplement may apply, # Certain days of the week attract a Supplement, † Additional Supplement on 31st Dec, †† Additional Supplement on 24th Dec & 31 Dec. EGYPT Hotel Seasons: Fairmont Heliopolis Low: 1 Nov - 22 Dec, 6 Jan - 29 Mar High: 23 Dec - 5 Jan, 30 Mar - 1 Apr Ramses Hilton Low: 1 Nov - 22 Dec, 6 Jan - 29 Mar High: 23 Dec - 30 Dec, 1 Jan - 5 Jan, 30 Mar - 6 Apr Supp: 31 Dec Concorde El Salam Low: 1 Nov - 22 Dec, 6 Jan - 29 Mar, 8 Apr - 30 Apr High: 23 Dec - 5 Jan, 30 Mar - 7 Apr Supp: 31 Dec Le Meridien Pyramids Low: 1 Nov - 22 Dec, 6 Jan - 29 Mar High: 24 Oct - 31 Oct, 23 Dec, 25 Dec - 30 Dec, 1 Jan - 5 Jan, 30 Mar - 3 Apr Supp: 24 Dec & 31 Dec Prices are in NZ$ dollars. Chargeable transfer prices are per person one way. Transfers are by private car or minibus and guests on the same flight might share a vehicle. Trafalgar is not responsible for missed or unused transfers due to missed flight connections. ** To Zurich airport.

Airport Transfers Transfers in London: Transfers can be expensive, particularly between the airport and your London hotel. As your local insider, Trafalgar has negotiated special rates for group shuttles from London’s Heathrow Airport to the door of your Trafalgar London hotel: NZ$47 per person, per single trip to/from Heathrow Airport.* *Heathrow Airport: Your airport shuttle service will pick up and drop off in time to meet all flights to/from London’s Heathrow Airport, providing an advance reservation has been made and your flight details supplied. *Gatwick Airport: For guests flying into London’s Gatwick Airport, Trafalgar recommends you use the Gatwick Express. See Gatwick Express’s website at www.gatwickexpress.com.

Trafalgar bonus in Europe: All Trafalgar guests receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttlebus on the arrival and departure day of their guided holiday, at the times specified on the individual itinerary pages. Any guests whose flight times do not coincide with the shuttle bus transfer timings may choose to book and purchase a transfer. Additionally, guests arriving before or leaving after the scheduled holiday may also book and buy a transfer through Trafalgar providing they also purchase the additional preand-post holiday hotel night(s) from Trafalgar (see above for details and prices). Trafalgar bonus in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East regions: Trafalgar is pleased to offer complimentary airport transfers at any time either on the first or last day of the holiday or on other days in conjunction with pre-and-post trip accommodations booked through Trafalgar. Note that flight timings must be provided to Trafalgar no fewer than 21 days before flight departure.

Why Express Check-in? 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 holiday

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/nz/express

• Smoother hotel check-ins • Travel tips and exclusive savings on travel-related goods and services

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Things to know before you go 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. The Operators and/or their employees and their agents are not responsible for passport, visa, entry, health and other requirements of the countries visited, or for any loss sustained by you for failing to comply with laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of countries visited.

Travel documents

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

Know before you go guides

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

Brochure Terminology

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

Trafalgar’s

GOLD SEAL

ADDITIONAL PROTECTION

TRAF

GOLDALGAR’S PROT SEAL EC TION

Coverage for cancellation and return flight security for only NZ$129 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 NZ$129 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 New Zealand. This cancellation option covers the land arrangements* made by Trafalgar only. The Cancellation Option Fee is not refundable for any reason.

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 New Zealand due to injury, illness or death, you and your companion will be refunded NZ$40 per person per day for the unused portion of the itinerary (note that in some cases hotels require a one-night cancellation fee). A doctor’s certificate is required.

Return Flight Security

If you or a member of your direct family in New Zealand 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 New Zealand. Please note that travel agent fees and cancellation fees may apply. * Excludes Egypt, Israel, Turkey and Greek Cruises. ** Medical certificates as proof of all illness claims must be supplied.

Booking Conditions and other Important Information Large print version is available at: www.trafalgar.com PAYMENT & CANCELLATION FEES SUMMARY INFORMATION LAND ONLY GUIDED HOLIDAYS

Deposit required

$200 per person

Final Payment

45 days

No of Days 45 days and over 44-22 days 21-8 days 7-1 days Departure Day/No Show

Penalty Deposit 25% 30% 50% 100%

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

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. On London sightseeing and some Regional holidays, motorcoaches including the Middle East and Morocco 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. Toilets may be affected by higher altitude or extreme weather conditions such as freezing temperatures and for

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the comfort of those on board the motorcoach the toilets may have to be closed. In these circumstances additional rest breaks will be incorporated into the itinerary. Hotel Accommodation Prices are per person, based on two persons sharing a two-bed room with private bath or shower. Triple rooms may be available on selected holidays in limited numbers. Triple rooms will often feature one foldaway bed plus one double bed. Three adults may find these rooms small and suitcase space slightly restricted. They are generally more suitable for two adults and one child. Every effort has been made to reserve two-bed rooms; however, on some occasions, rooms with one bed may be the only choice available. These rooms will be allocated to single travellers and couples first; other rooms may feature a single bed and rollaway bed, murphy bed or sleeper sofa. A limited number of twin-shared rooms are available with our Guaranteed Room Share service. Special room requests must be made at time of booking. Special room requests are not guaranteed and are based on availability at time of check-in. Many hotels are 100% smoke-free, including guest rooms, restaurants, lounges, meeting rooms, public spaces, and employee work areas. Smoking in a non-smoking room may result in a fine. Substitute hotels may be used sometimes. We try to use hotels of similar standard. Hotel Frequent Traveller program points are not earned with hotels on Trafalgar holidays. Cruises Per person prices are based on two persons sharing a cabin with two berths, private shower and toilet. A limited number of single cabins are available at an extra cost. On Nile cruises, triple rooms are not available. 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 this service will not be available. Please note that it is not available on City Breaks, or when the main Trafalgar coach is not being used, such as on transfer coaches and other local services. For further information please refer to the Trafalgar website. Travel Director Guided holidays are conducted in English by a professional Travel Director. On City Breaks there may be a Local Expert instead of a Travel Director. In Egypt, only itineraries of 10 people or more will be guided by a Travel Director. In Turkey and Israel holidays are conducted by a Local Guide. 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. 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 Experiences, 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 50lbs (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 be fulfilled and does not assume responsibility or liability within your holiday vouchers and holiday documentation. if requests are not fulfilled. Please note that prepaid gratuities cover only the land 7. Your Travel Agent shall hold all monies for each and portion of your holiday itinerary. We offer this option on every person named in the booking until the booking the majority of our holiday itineraries. Please check the is confirmed at which time shall provide those monies holiday price panels for the applicable holidays where promptly to us. You consent to us depositing monies this option is available. received by us as required by law. We will be entitled to keep interest earned on monies. You consent that all NOT INCLUDED IN GUIDED monies paid to us whether through your Travel Agent, HOLIDAY PRICE by deposit or otherwise, may be disbursed by us as Any items and matters referred to above, including, airfares and when we see fit. to and from your destination, air-related taxes and fees Early Payment Discounts Discounts are applied at the (except where specified); additional fees charged by airlines such as checked and/or excess baggage, seat selections and time of booking and apply to the LAND-only portion of any other services; passport and visa fees; insurances of all holidays featuring the “Early Payment Discount” in the kinds; tips/gratuities to Travel Directors, Motorcoach Drivers price panel, and require full payment by the applicable and Local Experts; laundry; phone calls; minibar; beverages discount deadline dates (see Great Savings section), but and meals not detailed in the itinerary; optional experiences; no later than 45 days prior to departure for land-only and all items of a personal nature. Additional taxes and holidays. If full payment is not received by the correct surcharges may be collected by foreign governmental and date - as stated on the invoice - the discount will non-governmental entities. The price does not cover costs be removed and the booking will be re-priced. These and expenses, including your return home, if you leave discounts are not valid on all itineraries or departure the guided holiday whether at your own volition, due to dates; do not apply to optional extensions, airfares, illness, action by any government or other reason. This list is government taxes and fees, air flight supplements, extra illustrative and not a complete list of every item not included. nights’ accommodation, transfers and any cruise portion of a holiday. Full cancellation penalties apply. This offer RESERVATIONS & PAYMENTS is subject to availability, applies to new bookings only and 1. Your guided holiday will be confirmed after receipt of may be withdrawn at any time without notice. a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit as detailed Travel Documents Travel documents will be sent to you in the Summary Information table. We reserve the right approximately 21 days prior to the guided holiday departure to refuse a booking without giving any reason and shall date (provided full payment has been received on time). If in that event return any deposit received. If not received final payment is not received when due, costs to courier within 7 calendar days of booking, the reservation will documents will be the responsibility of the Travel Agent. If automatically be cancelled. On certain departures, deposits you are leaving home earlier, please ask your Travel Agent may be required at time of booking to hold seats. to request your travel documents well in advance. Please 2. Air-inclusive bookings may require an additional non- also make sure that you provide your Travel Agent with refundable deposit or payment in full at the time of the flight details that are booked independently no less booking, see Air Arrangements section below. than 21 days prior to flight departure date. 3. Final payment for your land reservation will be due prior Passports & Visas All guests including children must be in to departure no later than as detailed in the Summary possession of a machine-readable passport and applicable Information table. visas. Please refer to ’Things To Know Before You Go’ section. 4. Payment in full will be required at time of booking for Your Travel Agent will advise you as to information and reservations made less than 45 days prior to departure date. travel documents (such as passports, visas, affidavits, etc.) 5. Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel the reservation that will be needed for each person for whom travel and impose cancellation charges if any payment is not services are being booked. Trafalgar bears no responsibility received as detailed within the Summary Information for such information. table above. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost BOOKING CHANGES, land and air reservations. CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS 6. Any special meal requirements must be provided at time of booking and are received on a REQUEST basis Booking Changes A fee of $35 or more per person, per only. Trafalgar cannot assure special meal requests will 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. We will try to make your requested change but it may not be possible. A change of guided holiday date or itinerary within 45 days 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 and fees may apply.

CANCELLATIONS & 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 days prior to the guided holiday departure date, deposit will be retained. • If full payment is not received 45 days 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 will apply when notice of cancellation is given after the booking is confirmed. • 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 or cruise 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. • 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 for each passenger, at the time of booking, to provide us the person’s gender, date of birth, full name (as detailed on the passport), passport number and date and place of issue. 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 the guest’s 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. 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 New Zealand 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: - G uests 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. - G uests must ensure they are medically and physically able to travel. - T rafalgar 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. - T rafalgar 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. - R egrettably, 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 traveling on international guided holidays. Many Optional Experiences 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 experience. We are not responsible for providing of the experience, or anything that happens during the experience. Some experiences involve outdoor activities and/or can be physically demanding. You must make your own decisions about experiences and participate only in activities that suit your physical ability. We recommend you check whether any insurance you have also includes your participation in adventure activities you may undertake. Trafalgar may, in its sole discretion, decline booking any guest or remove any guest who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Trafalgar’s terms and conditions. Behaviour We are here to provide the best services possible but in doing so we will not tolerate abusive or aggressive behaviour from our Guests. We will refuse to deal with and may terminate the holiday of people who assault 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 Traveller must be under age 18 on the holiday departure date, and must be accompanied by an adult, sharing a twin room. The Young Traveller must be the specified age at the start of travel to be eligible for the discount. Only one Young Traveller discount per room. This discount cannot be combined with our 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 ‘Extend Your Stay in Gateway Cities’ section for a list of pre and post guided holiday accommodation. Space is limited and if available is for up to three nights before and/or after each guided holiday. Breakfast and luggage handling is not included unless otherwise noted. Trafalgar does not provide complimentary transfers for guests booking pre-and post-night accommodations. However, inexpensive airport transfers can be purchased from Trafalgar. If your extra night accommodation is not the hotel where your guided holiday begins or ends, you will be responsible for your transfer arrangements at your own expense. Arrivals and departures It is essential to allow at least one day before and after your guided holiday if you are joining your Trafalgar guided holiday in London. See page 71 for London hotels. For your comfort Trafalgar operates a daily seat rotation system and enforces a strict no smoking and no alcohol policy on board motorcoaches. Regular comfort stops are made on traveling 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 COMPLAINT PROCEDURES & are expressly excluded. There is no warranty that extends CONSUMER PROTECTION beyond the description of the face hereof. Complaint Procedure If you have a problem during RESPONSIBILITY your holiday please inform Trafalgar’s Travel Director/Local Complete Agreement These booking conditions together Representative immediately, who will try to make things with terms expressly incorporated into this contract represent right. If the matter was not resolved locally, please write to Trafalgar’s Guest Relations Department at the address the entire agreement between the parties. Changes The Operator shall be responsible to the guest below within sixty (60) days of the end of the Trafalgar for supplying the services and accommodations described holiday, as it is important that you provide us the information in this brochure, except where they cannot be supplied quickly. Please quote your booking reference number and or the itinerary is changed due to delays or other causes all relevant information. Failure to follow this procedure may of whatever kind or nature beyond the Operator’s control. delay or deny us the opportunity to investigate and rectify In such circumstances, the Operator will seek to supply the problem, which may affect the way your complaint is comparable services, accommodations and itineraries and dealt with and your rights under this contract. Data Protection To process your guided holiday booking, there shall be no refund in these circumstances. Disclaimer of Liability Neither the Operator nor its Trafalgar will need to use personal information for you agents or affiliated entities shall be responsible or liable for and guests in your booking. Personal information may cancellations, acts of other service providers, diversions or include each guest’s name, address, phone number, email substitution of equipment or any act, variation, postponement, address, passport number, and sensitive information such as omission or default by air carriers, land carriers, hoteliers health, medical, dietary, mobility, religious or other special or hotels, transportation companies, or any other persons requirements. This personal information may be passed on providing services or accommodations to guests including any to other suppliers of your travel arrangements in addition results thereof, such as changes in services, accommodations to public authorities (such as customs and immigration), security and credit checking organisations, and otherwise or facilities. Nor shall they be liable for loss or damage as required by law. We may need to provide personal to baggage or property, or for injury, illness or death, or information to contractors who provide services to or for for any damages or claims whatsoever arising from loss, us (e.g. sending mail, providing marketing assistance, etc). negligence or delay from the act, error, omission default or This may involve sending personal information (including negligence of any person not its direct employee or under sensitive information) to other countries that may not afford its exclusive control, including any act, error, omission, the same level of protection of personal information. In default, or negligence of any country, government or making your booking, you consent to your personal data governmental authority, officer or employee. Trafalgar shall being passed to relevant third parties as set out above. not be liable for indirect, special or consequential damages. All baggage and personal effects are at all times and in all We may also use the personal information you provide us circumstances at the risk of the guided holiday participant. to review and improve the guided holidays and services Trafalgar recommends that guest obtain baggage insurance. that we offer, and to contact you (by post, email and/ After return at the end of the guided holiday, if lost articles or telephone) about other guided holidays and services offered by Trafalgar that you may be interested in. If you are found and returned to the owner, a service fee will don’t want to receive this information, or if you want a be charged. The Travel Directors, carriers, hotels and other copy of the personal information we hold about you, suppliers who provide services on guided holiday are write to us at TRAFALGAR TOURS (NZ) LTD, 15/17 Day St independent contractors; they are not agents, employees (Level 2), PO Box 68-640, DX: CP27510, Newton, Auckland or servants of the Operator or its associated companies. All 1010, New Zealand. certificates and other travel documents for services issued by the Operator are subject to the terms and conditions Trafalgar may charge a fee for supplying you with this specified by the carriers and suppliers and to the laws of information as permitted by law. the countries in which the services are supplied. Carriage by sea is subject to the Carrier’s Conditions of Carriage which are expressly incorporated into this contract, copies of which are available upon request. The Operator is not responsible for any criminal or other conduct by third parties, whether criminal, intentional, grossly negligent, negligent or otherwise. Safety Where the guest occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the Operator nor its agents or co-operating organisations or service providers will be liable for any injury, illness or death or for any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of such an accident or incident. This exclusion and limitation of liability shall not be used to imply that the Operator or its agents or affiliated entities are liable in other circumstances. International Treaties Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time guests are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international convention which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all the benefits of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay to guests and luggage. Enrolment in and payment for a guided holiday shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the guest of the terms and conditions in this brochure. These cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. Trafalgar Tours (NZ) Ltd Limited Role Trafalgar Tours (NZ) 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 default, 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 (NZ) Ltd but in respect of other things are subject to the law of New Zealand. 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.

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 Experiences 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 Experiences and Activities may be made available to further enhance your experience. These Experiences 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 Experiences 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 experiences operated by independent third party suppliers.

TRAFALGAR TOURS (NZ) LTD. 15/17 Day St. (Level 2), PO Box 68-640, DX: CP27510, Newton, Auckland 1010, New Zealand Agents Telephone: Auckland (09) 300 1550 Areas outside Auckland should use: 0800 872 325 Fax: (09) 379 2372 E-mail address: info@trafalgar.co.nz Trafalgar Tours Limited, Picquet House, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1AF, Channel Islands The Trafalgar group of companies has Marketing/Sales/Administrative offices/agents in: Australia, Canada, China, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand and the USA. For further information visit our website at: www.trafalgar.com This brochure supersedes any other prior brochure on the market. See back cover for brochure version and print date. Major Credit Cards Accepted

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Six ways to save

SAVE

Book and pay early

NZ$262

The earlier you book and pay, the more you save with our Early Payment Discounts. We give you up to 7.5% off – so, to get our best prices, book before they run out.

UP TO

Get 7.5% off

Get 5% off

Saving up to

Saving up to

NZ$262 per person

NZ$175 per person

until Jul 17, 2014

until Oct 31, 2014

Available on selected holidays – see itinerary pages. Can be combined with other discounts where applicable. A deposit is required on booking and the full amount must be paid by the date shown. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn. See page 72-73 for full conditions.

Frequent Traveller Discount

SAVE

5%

Travelled with us in the last five years? Join our free Travel Club and get 5% off your next holiday. Discount only applies to the land part of your holiday. Only one discount available per person, and only one discount can be redeemed against each further holiday. For travel within the same year, there must be a 60 day gap between completion of your first trip and the date on which you make your new booking. You must be a member of Trafalgar Travel Club at time of booking (you cannot save by joining after booking) or have traveled with one of The Travel Corporation sister brands (www.thetravelcorporation.com) in the last five years. Not available on City Breaks, extra night stays, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements or airport transfers.

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Second Trip Discounts

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2.5%

Want to combine two of our trips? If they’re seven days or longer, we give you money off when you book two or more trips for one holiday.  ook two trips – and save up to •B NZ$86 per person on the shorter trip •B  ook three trips – and save on the two shortest trips • Book more trips and keep saving Check the itinerary pages for the discount amounts and ask your Travel Agent for the best combinations. See itinerary pages for discounts. Discount only applies to the land part of your holiday. All holidays must be booked at the same time. Not available on City Breaks, Jordan, Egypt, Israel and extra night stays.

Definite Departures We guarantee our trips will depart (weather and other conditions dependent of course), as soon as enough guests are booked on them. Just look for the green tick when you search for prices and dates on www.trafalgar.com

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Family & Friends Discounts

UP TO

10%

One size doesn’t fit all with families, so we have three different ways of saving money.

Group Discounts • Get 5% off per person – for groups of 5-8 • Get 50% off for one guest – for groups of 9-15 • Get one free place – for groups of 16 or more Cannot be combined with Young Traveller or Triple Room Discounts. Discount only applies to the land part of your holiday. Limited to one group per coach and all guest names are needed at the time of booking. 50% off and free place are based on twin share (ask your Travel Agent for larger group discounts). Not available on City Breaks, extra night stays, Jordan, Egypt and Israel.

Young Traveller Discount Guests aged 5-17 save up to 10% when travelling with an adult on many holidays – see holiday pages for savings. See itinerary pages for discounts. Cannot be combined with Group Discount. Discount only applies to the land part of your holiday. Only one discount per room. Young travellers must be aged 5-17 at the time of travel. Not available on City Breaks, Jordan, Egypt, Israel and extra night stays.

Triple Room Discount When you book a triple room we give discounts to all three guests – see itinerary pages for savings. Available on selected holidays – see itinerary pages. Cannot be combined with Group Discounts. Discount only applies to the land part of your holiday. Rooms suitable for 2 adults and 1 child (three adults may find rooms too small as they often have 1 double and 1 foldaway bed with limited suitcase space).

Single Travellers We know solo travellers have different needs – some want the privacy of their own room while others would rather save money and share.

Guaranteed Room Share We’ll pair you up (don’t worry, they’ll be the same gender) and, if we can’t pair you, you’ll get a single room at no extra cost.

Single Supplement To see our low single room prices, just check our itinerary pages. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. Sharing guests may be of different ages and will be in nonsmoking twin bed rooms. Guaranteed Room Share is not available for City Breaks, Family Experiences, extra night stays or Eastern Mediterranean trips (except Wonders of Turkey & Best of Turkey) or Optional Extensions.

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Let us take you beyond the expected Our guided holidays cover Europe, Britain, America, Canada, South America, Asia and Hawaii. Have you seen our other collections? At Leisure, Family Experiences and CostSaver. Order your brochures now at www.trafalgar.com Connect with us at: www.facebook.com/TrafalgarTravel www.twitter.com/TrafalgarTalk www.instagram.com/TrafalgarTravel

Trafalgar Tours (NZ) Ltd 15 Day Street, Newton, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

To book or discover more, get in touch with your expert Travel Agent

Travel Agent Reservations Auckland area: 09 300 1550 All other areas: 0800 872 325 Customer Care / Administration All areas: 09 300 1560

Trafalgar is a member of the family-owned The Travel Corporation and is renowned and trusted for its outstanding quality, service, value, reliability and financial stability. www.TheTravelCorporation.com

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