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at leisure 2013

EUROPE, THE AMERICAS, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, CHINA & VIETNAM

LATE STARTS • LONGER STAYS • MORE FREE TIME www.TravelAtLeisure.ca

Your key to discovering the world at your leisure

Taste, create and bottle your own personal blend of wine to take home from a private session with the winemaker at a California winery. Experience a breathtaking sunset at Australia’s Uluru (Ayers Rock). Meet the performers backstage after a spectacular cultural show in Xi’an, China. And become ‘family’ while savoring a home-cooked meal at a private Tuscan villa in Italy. That’s just a sample of the authentic experiences you can look forward to when you travel At Leisure with Trafalgar. These relaxed-pace journeys combine the very best of guided vacations with the freedom to explore each incredible destination on your own. If you want to delve deeper and discover more, we invite you to unlock the world at your leisure. 2

Ravenswood Winery, California, USA

CONTENTS At Leisure....................................................................... 4-5 Our destinations............................................................ 6-7 The ultimate way to travel............................................ 8-9 It's the people that make the difference................ 10-11 Sightseeing................................................................ 12-13 Be My Guest dining.................................................. 14-15 Dining experiences................................................... 16-17 Accommodations...................................................... 18-19 Savings & Discounts.................................................. 20-21

Europe & Eastern Mediterranean Rome & Tuscan Highlights....................................... 22-23 Milan & Italian Treasures.......................................... 24-25 Great Italian Cities..................................................... 26-27 Italian Concerto......................................................... 28-29 Italian Glory................................................................ 30-31 Corsica & Sardinia – NEW. ....................................... 32-33 Best of Scotland........................................................ 34-35 Scenic Ireland............................................................. 36-37 Paris & Provence . ..................................................... 38-39 Best of Holland, Belgium & Luxembourg............... 40-41 Sound of Music.......................................................... 42-43 Highlights of Austria, Slovenia & Croatia................ 44-45 Bohemian Highlights – NEW.................................... 46-47 Prague, Vienna & Budapest..................................... 48-49 Wonders of St Petersburg & Moscow..................... 50-51 Egypt – Cairo & Sharm el Sheik............................... 52-53 Greek Island Hopper – NEW.................................... 54-55

USA & Canada Canada’s Rockies with optional Calgary Stampede..................................................... 56-57 Canada’s Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer with optional Calgary Stampede NEW............................ 58-59 San Francisco & Wine Country Delights................. 60-61 Great East Coast Cities............................................. 62-63 East Coast Town & Country Retreat – NEW........... 64-65 Tastes & Sounds of the South – NEW..................... 66-67 Golden West Contrasts with optional Disneyland® Extension.............................................. 68-69

Santorini, Greece

South America Glimpse of South America....................................... 70-71 Best of South America.............................................. 72-74 Brazilian Amazon & Easter Island extensions.............. 75

Asia Classic China – NEW................................................. 76-77 Highlights of Vietnam – NEW................................... 78-79

Australia & New Zealand Discover Australia...................................................... 80-81 Southern Icons – NEW. ............................................. 82-83 Australia & New Zealand Panorama . ..................... 84-85

Travel Information Hotels......................................................................... 86-87 Transfers, Extra Night Hotels, Travel Protection & Express Check-in................................................... 88-89 Sustainable Tourism, Booking Guide, Things to Know & Booking Conditions................... 90-91

Proudly using 100% recycled paper Trafalgar, as part of The Travel Corporation, is proud to be using 100% recycled paper for the body of our brochures. Some of the positive impacts of this include saving more than 67,000* trees per year and reducing landfill waste that produces harmful greenhouse gases. In addition, the paper used is rated “Excellent” by the World Wildlife Federation’s (WWF) environmental benchmarking tool. We are proud to commit to using one of the most environmentally friendly coated recycled papers on Planet Earth.

Prague, Czech Republic

*Calculations based on data from the Environmental Defense Fund.

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An inspired way TO TRAVEL THE WORLD Trafalgar’s At Leisure vacations transport you deep into the local landscape and lifestyle, while unlocking a unique insider’s perspective on the cultures, customs and cuisines you encounter along the way. They are designed to provide the relaxing benefits of a fully guided vacation, plus the time to explore on your own. From sleeping in, to enjoying off-the-beatenpath excursions, At Leisure doesn’t just unlock the treasures of each amazing destination – it’s the key to discovering them at your own pace. Some of the ways Trafalgar's At Leisure creates a refreshingly different vacation experience: • With all accommodations included, enjoy stays of two to three nights on average and up to six nights in some destinations, so you spend minimal time unpacking. • With all transportation included, you'll depart no earlier than 9am on most traveling days. • Plenty of free time to explore on your own. • In-depth sightseeing with Trafalgar’s knowledgeable Travel Directors, Local Experts and Local Guides. • Smaller, more intimate groups for locally guided sightseeing in select locations. • Authentic local dining, including our exclusive Be My Guest dining experiences. • In select locations on At Leisure vacations in the USA & Canada, Your Choice Dining offers a variety of local restaurants to choose from. Combine all of this with our planning expertise, local knowledge and unrivaled value for the money, and you will discover that At Leisure provides the ultimate vacation for the independent-minded traveler.

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland

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Unlock the treasures OF THE WORLD

Cruise the canals in Venice, Italy

EUROPE & EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN When you travel At Leisure in Europe, you’ll have time to linger in each amazing destination and at every fascinating sight as we reveal its rich history, vivid pageantry, intriguing customs and glorious scenery. You’ll enjoy a leisurely journey through quaint villages and vibrant cities, experiencing it all from an insider’s perspective. You’ll get to explore on your own in great cities like Rome, Venice, Paris, Brussels, Vienna and Budapest. And enjoy unique experiences like a cooking class with a local chef just outside Nîmes in the south of France. Choose from 17 At Leisure vacations spanning Britain, Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

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USA & CANADA

Central Park, New York City, USA

North America is a continent full of natural marvels as well as some of the world’s most exciting and diverse cities. Our At Leisure vacations take you to the heart of a destination to reveal its wonders from an insider’s perspective. Like the fun, interactive presentation on Rocky Mountain wildlife from our Local Expert in Jasper National Park. Or learning the secrets of Creole cuisine at a cooking class in New Orleans’ French Quarter. Plus, you’ll have ample free time to immerse yourself in the endless attractions of great cities like San Francisco, Las Vegas, Boston, New York and Washington, D.C. Choose from seven At Leisure itineraries in North America.

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

Sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock), Australia

Australia and New Zealand’s friendly, welcoming cities, stunning landscapes and fascinating indigenous cultures make them the perfect destinations to explore at a leisurely pace. You’ll take in the famous sights like Uluru (Ayers Rock), Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef and Rotorua’s extraordinary thermal springs. You'll also gain deeper insights into these amazing places from Local Experts, be they a marine naturalist explaining the ecology of the Reef, or a Maori guide walking you through the history and customs of New Zealand’s first people. And you'll relish having entire days to yourself to explore cities like multicultural Melbourne, spectacular Sydney and adventure-packed Queenstown. Choose from three At Leisure itineraries in Australia and New Zealand.

SOUTH AMERICA Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

ASIA Uncover the wonders of China and Vietnam in vacations that give you time to absorb and appreciate the rich culture and history of these incredible lands, with unique encounters with the locals that you’ll never forget. In Vietnam, join a local chef to take part in a private cooking class. Learn about Vietnamese food culture and cooking techniques, while making sensational seasonal dishes you then enjoy for dinner. And in China, spend a whole day discovering the delights of glittering Shanghai. Shop for designer fashions, browse museums or simply soak up the atmosphere of this cosmopolitan city. There are two At Leisure vacations to choose from in Asia.

With its mystical cultures, passionate people and spectacular landscapes, South America is a land of magical possibilities and you can uncover the mysteries of this exotic destination through our fabulous At Leisure itineraries. They include the iconic sights and sounds of South America, but also insider experiences like our Be My Guest dinner at the home of an Argentine family, and a visit to a Chilean winery for the ultimate vine-to-glass wine experience with the winemaker. Plus, you'll have ample opportunity to explore on your own in the buzzing cities of Buenos Aires, Santiago and Rio de Janeiro. Choose from two At Leisure vacations in South America.

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Explore, relax & enjoy THE ULTIMATE VACATION When you travel At Leisure, you’ll enjoy all the advantages of our vast experience in creating exceptional vacations, as well as the time to go your own way in each remarkable destination. It’s the perfect balance and you’ll find it a unique and far more enriching experience than you could ever have on your own.

STAY A WHILE

Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

To enhance your enjoyment, we plan each itinerary with an average of two and often three nights in each destination – up to six nights in some! This gives you time to feel more a part of the local culture and deepen your understanding of the people, places and stories of each city or region you visit. Plus, with longer stays at each stop on your itinerary, you’ll have minimal packing and unpacking.

INCREDIBLE VALUE We're committed to making sure you get the most out of your travel experience, so our At Leisure vacations are full of included features and experiences. From wonderful Highlight meals like our Stargazing Dinner in the Egyptian desert, to exclusive activities like learning how to make traditional Guinness Stew at an Irish farmhouse, Trafalgar delivers truly incredible value. It’s an experience far more rewarding than you could ever have on your own!

Sydney, Australia

FIRST CLASS TRAVEL HIGHLIGHTS On every At Leisure itinerary you'll enjoy a range of First Class inclusions that give you outstanding value for the money. • First Class hotel accommodations featuring two-bedded rooms and private facilities. • All hotel tips*, baggage handling, service charges and local taxes. • Travel by luxury, air-conditioned coach featuring reclining seats and an on-board* restroom. • The services of one of our professional Travel Directors throughout your journey. • A stylish travel wallet and travel documents. • Complimentary airport transfers on the arrival and departure days of your trip, conditions apply – see page 87 for details. * Hotel tips not included in China and Vietnam. Reclining seats and on-board restroom are not featured on coaches in China, Vietnam and select locations in South America.

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Colorful streets in La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

TREADRIGHT FOUNDATION Protecting the places we visit and cultures we interact with is important to Trafalgar. We are committed to supporting sustainable tourism initiatives and protecting the destinations we visit to ensure they remain vibrant for future generations of travelers. Through the TreadRight Foundation, established by our parent company The Travel Corporation, we have helped to contribute more than $1.5 million to initiatives worldwide. To learn more, visit us at www.treadright.org.

The Great Wall of China

THE ULTIMATE IN COACH TRAVEL You’ll find every journey with At Leisure blissfully hassle-free. Unlike traveling on your own, there’s no need to read maps and schedules or worry about foreign road rules, parking or directions. Relax in comfort and safety on-board modern coaches, as you’re chauffeur-driven from your hotel doorstep to the major sights and attractions. Enjoy your Travel Director’s captivating insider’s view on the history, culture and geography of each region. And see the glorious scenery through panoramic windows from your coach’s high vantage point. Trafalgar coaches emit less carbon or greenhouse gas per guest than car travel, so you know you’re doing your part for the environment. For more information see page 90.

Travel in style and comfort

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It's the people

THAT MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

We know that it’s the people you meet on your trip that turn a great vacation into one that’s truly memorable. That's why we make sure you get to meet and mingle with the locals. From charismatic entertainers to skilled artisans, they all help add an extra special spark to an unforgettable journey.

THE FINEST TRAVEL DIRECTORS We pride ourselves on having some of the finest and most experienced Travel Directors in the world. These friendly professionals have the local knowledge to do what the guidebooks can’t – give you a true insider’s perspective on each destination. As well as smoothly checking you in at hotels and ensuring your luggage is delivered to your room, they can also suggest ways to spend your free time.

LOCAL GUIDES

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To further enhance your experience, Local Guides will join you in various destinations to share stories and knowledge of their hometowns and local traditions. In New York City, your Local Guide will give you the insider's view of Manhattan's many remarkable features, including Times Square and Rockefeller Center. And in Xi'an, China, your guide will reveal the fascinating story behind the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Terra Cotta Warriors - a collection of nearly 8,000 sculptures portraying the legendary army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang.

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At select locations, you will enjoy the company of Local Experts such as indigenous storytellers, professional naturalists, geologists, historians and other specialists in a particular field. Their talks will give you real insights into the local history and culture in such diverse destinations as Australia’s iconic Sydney Opera House, San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury ‘Flower Power’ neighborhood, and the vast labyrinth of tunnels used by the VietCong fighters in Cu Chi during the Vietnam War.

Explore Paris at your own pace

EXPERIENCED COACH DRIVERS You will be chauffeured by the friendliest, most professional Coach Drivers in the business. Chalking up thousands of miles and years of experience, they are truly adept at providing you with the smoothest ride. You’ll find them dedicated to your comfort and safety. Pounamu (New Zealand Greenstone), Queenstown, New Zealand

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Haight Ashbury, San Francisco, USA

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SHARE THE FUN WITH NEW FRIENDS Your At Leisure vacation gives you the opportunity to share your experiences and make friends with a diverse mix of English-speaking travelers from countries such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore, the UK, USA and Canada. As you enjoy good times and make new discoveries together, you’ll find the group camaraderie truly enriches your vacation experience.

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The Acropolis, Athens, Greece

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Sightseeing experiences THAT YOU'LL TREASURE FOREVER Your At Leisure vacation is full of authentic local discoveries. The hidden places off-the-beaten-path, the local people you wouldn’t otherwise meet and the traditions you may never experience traveling by yourself. You’ll enjoy the deeper insights we provide through our fully-guided sightseeing. Plus, you’ll have ample free time to delve further into each amazing place on your own. It all adds up to richer sightseeing experiences that you'll never forget.

EXCLUSIVE HIDDEN TREASURES  G Sometimes, the most amazing sights are just around the corner, but how would you know where to look or that they were even there? Even with time to search, you may never find these secret gems. But our Travel Directors know them and they love to reveal these Hidden Treasures on every At Leisure itinerary. Exclusive to Trafalgar, these surprise experiences would never happen if you were traveling on your own.

FASCINATING LOCAL SPECIALTIES  I Our Local Specialties featuring local artisans, give you the opportunity to learn about the unique crafts or traditions of the places you visit. In Venice, witness the traditional art of glass-blowing or in Rio, learn about Brazilian gems and see them transformed into sparkling jewels. Taste America’s most famous whiskey, Jack Daniels, and see how it is created from start to finish. While in Vietnam, learn the art of Tai Chi on board a traditional Vietnamese Junk boat.

SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING m In select locations, you’ll benefit from locally guided sightseeing with small, intimate groups generally no larger than 25 guests.

Bow River, Canada

STATE-OF-THE-ART AUDIO HEADSETS  J With At Leisure sightseeing in Europe, North America, Asia and South America, we provide state-of-the-art audio headsets that allow you to explore at your own pace while still listening to your guide’s commentary. No need to even stand nearby. You’ll hear every word with complete clarity so you can simply relax, wander and take it all in.

FLEXIBLE FREE TIME CHOICES

Glass-blowing in Venice, Italy

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With plenty of free time, each At Leisure itinerary is planned to give you the most flexibility in choosing how to spend it. If you don’t have definite plans, your Travel Director is always there to help with insider tips on local activities, attractions and off-the-beaten-path sights.

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On every itinerary, we offer a range of Optional Excursions that allow you to further enhance your experience should you so choose. Optional Excursions offer unforgettable highlights at the most competitive prices. Payment for these, is made to your Travel Director by credit card or cash (in the local currency). For instance, in Banff you could take an eyepopping scenic helicopter flight over the Canadian Rockies. Or perhaps in Paris, you could enjoy the sensational Moulin Rouge cabaret from some of the best seats in the house. For a full list, go to the itinerary pages at www.trafalgar.com

Our Unique Insights in Europe and the USA will take you deeper into the local social and cultural landscape than you might have expected. On select itineraries, you’ll visit interesting places that are unique to a particular region. In Rome, follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and da Vinci when visiting the Vatican Museums. Ascend the step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante, in a part of the Vatican not open to the public.

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Be My Guest YOUR EXCLUSIVE INVITATION TO DINE Trafalgar captures the true essence of the destination with its exclusive Be My Guest dining experiences. You’ll be welcomed into private homes, working farms, wineries and other family-run establishments for a true taste of local culture made possible only through Trafalgar’s arrangements with your hosts. Here are just some of the Be My Guest experiences you could enjoy on your At Leisure vacation:

VILLA IL LECCIO, TUSCANY, ITALY

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Lifesaver on Bondi Beach, Australia

A warm welcome awaits you at the Landi family villa where you’ll dine on a magnificent home-cooked Italian feast. As you sip an aperitif, enjoy a walk through the gardens with its olive trees and magnificent views over the Tuscan hills before indulging your taste-buds in a delicious meal of regional specialties and local Chianti wines.

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

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In Buenos Aires, be welcomed by a local family, as they share their family recipes in their kitchen. You will smell and taste the fresh produce, herbs and spices used to prepare the evening meal. You'll discover the secrets of kneading country bread and even try your hand at it yourself before savoring the completed meal together.

Provence, France

NICHOLSON RANCH WINERY, CALIFORNIA B Nestled in the foothills of the prized grape-growing region of Sonoma Valley, you’ll enjoy a personal tour of the family-run Nicholson Ranch Winery with one of the winemakers. Sample estate-produced wines followed by an alfresco gourmet meal.

Enjoy locally grown favorites at Nicholson Ranch Winery, California, USA

DOMAINE FAVEROT, FRANCE

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Join the owner of a family winery in southern France whose great grandfather was made a Baron by Napoleon. Sip an 'apéro' as a member of the family, Faverot de Kerbrech tells of the domaine's wine and history. Then enjoy a tour of the winery, a wine tasting and a mouthwatering array of Provençal dishes for lunch. Learn the secrets of bread making in Argentina

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Tuscany, Italy

BONDI BEACH, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

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Enjoy an iconic Australian experience with lunch hosted by a real Surf Lifesaver overlooking Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach. After an exclusive tour of Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club, settle back to take in the views and enjoy lunch at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen's Club.

BEIJING, CHINA

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Travel by rickshaw to the traditional Hutong home of a local family in Beijing for an authentic home-made meal. They will welcome you into their home where you’ll dine on a delicious lunch of local cuisine prepared just for you. Visit www.trafalgar.com to read more about these superb experiences – it’s sure to whet your appetite!

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Dining experiences TO BE SAVORED AT LEISURE Your At Leisure vacation presents you with wonderful opportunities to experience the true flavors of the regions you visit. Whether it’s an included meal or when you’re free to make your own plans, we make sure your culinary journey is tasty, authentic and hassle-free.

WELCOME RECEPTION AND FAREWELL DINNER  E On the first night of your At Leisure vacation, your Travel Director will host a Welcome Reception where you can meet your fellow travelers and get to know them over a drink and appetizers featuring local flavors. And at the end of your trip, you’ll get together for a memorable Farewell Dinner to say goodbye to your newfound friends and toast to an unforgettable vacation.

BREAKFAST DAILY Your breakfast is included daily on every At Leisure itinerary. Wake up to a delicious buffet selection including hot favorites like eggs, bacon and sausage as well as cereals, pastries and fruit.* A traditional cooked breakfast is served while staying in Scotland and Ireland.

Taste authentic flavors while dining amongst the locals

*Buffet selections will vary in Asia.

Dine on delicious regional cuisine, like French Onion Soup

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Share a toast in true local style

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Trafalgar includes a variety of Highlight Meals, where you’ll dine on amazing regional cuisine at your hotel or a local restaurant distinctive to the area you are visiting. These meals are often accompanied by local beer, wine and soft drinks. A true highlight on your itinerary, we have sourced the best local dining experiences that will leave you wanting more. A wonderful example is at a famous Napa Valley cooking school, where you will join top chefs in preparing a fourcourse gourmet meal and then dine on the delicious result!

Your Highlight Dinner in Sonoma, California starts with a fun, hands-on cooking class!

DELECTABLE EVERYDAY DINING

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Your vacation includes select lunches and dinners, often featuring local culinary delights. When traveling in certain wine-growing regions of Europe and North America, locally produced wine is served with all your included hotel dinners. We intentionally leave many lunches and evening meals open, so you can make the most of your free time and discover the local cuisine on your own. If you need recommendations, your Travel Director will point you in the right direction.

YOUR CHOICE DINING K On USA & Canada At Leisure vacations, you’ll have the choice of where to dine for certain dinners on your itinerary. We've handpicked four restaurants for you to choose from, offering a variety of cuisines to suit your palate. We'll also treat you to an aperitif before dinner at your chosen restaurant.

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First Class Hotels AND A LEISURELY START TO EACH DAY With At Leisure vacations, most travel day departures are no earlier than 9am, so there won’t be a rush to check-out. And on non-travel days, you can enjoy a leisurely breakfast before exploring the local attractions within easy reach of your hotel.

A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP At Trafalgar, we know that a good night’s sleep is essential for a truly relaxing vacation. That’s why every hotel on your itinerary is carefully selected for quality, impeccable service and comfort to ensure you feel well rested every day of your trip. Your hotels are always First Class or better, and include such world-renowned names as InterContinental, Westin, Sheraton, Hilton, Marriott and Radisson Blu.

CLOSE TO ATTRACTIONS We have specially designed each itinerary to minimize your travel time and maximize your enjoyment. This means your hotels have been carefully selected to allow quick and easy access to local sights, attractions and venues. In Las Vegas, you’ll stay amid the non-stop action right on the strip. In Edinburgh you'll stay in the heart of the city, near the historic Castle and the Royal Mile. Galleries, museums and cafes are a short walk from your city centre hotel.

FREE WI-FI ACCESS Trafalgar understands that during your trip you’ll want to stay connected with family and friends. At the majority of the hotels where you’ll stay we ensure that there is access to free Wi-Fi.* *On all land based itineraries.

Omni Bedford Springs Resort, Bedford, USA

FIRST CLASS SERVICE & QUALITY ASSURED As a Trafalgar guest, you will be treated to First Class service every time. Upon arrival, you will find you have already been checked-in^, your luggage taken directly to your room and all hotel tips,* gratuities and porterage taken care of in your vacation price, leaving you with nothing else to do but relax and enjoy your visit. Each Trafalgar property is inspected and monitored by our Product Team, who ensure the meticulous standards we expect from our hotel partners are maintained for your every comfort and satisfaction.

Rio Othon Palace, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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Guests in South America must register at check-in. Except China and Vietnam.

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Ambasciatori Hotel, Florence, Italy

Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, New Zealand

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Colosseum, Rome, Italy

EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNTS BOOK NOW FOR THE BEST DEAL! Book and pay early for these massive savings. Don’t miss out as these discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn.

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This discount CAN be combined with other discounts where applicable and only applies to vacations featuring the “Early Payment Discount”* in the price panel. * Blackout departure dates may apply, please check with your Travel Agent at the time of booking. Discounts only apply to European vacations featured in this brochure which display the amounts within the price panels on the itinerary pages. For non European itineraries please contact your Travel Agent or visit our website for applicable Early Payment discounts.

BOOK YOUR AIR EARLY TO GET THE BEST LAND AND AIR DEAL POSSIBLE!

SINGLE TRAVELERS One of the great benefits of guided vacations is the ease of traveling solo. Trafalgar makes it simple by offering the following options:

Guaranteed room share When traveling alone, we understand that some guests don’t want to incur the expense of an additional single room supplement. That's why on the majority of our itineraries we give you the option to room share. We will accommodate you with a fellow guest of the same gender on a 'two bed' basis (non-smoking rooms only). Please note, we cannot guarantee roommates will be of a similar age group. If we fail to match you, we will provide a single room at no extra cost. IMPORTANT: This service does not apply to extra nights' accommodations, Egypt and South America itineraries.

Single supplement value If you prefer the privacy of your own room, you’ll appreciate our low single room supplement. Please see the itinerary of your choice for the supplement. IMPORTANT: Each vacation has a limited number of single rooms.

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Trafalgar's Travel Protection provides insurance coverage for you while you’re away, including trip cancellations, interruptions or delays. For peace of mind, see our Travel Protection Plan information on page 89.

TRAVEL WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS Travel together and save money

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5 to 8 – SAVE 5%: If a group of 5-8 guests travel together, a discount of 5% per person applies to the LAND-only portion of your vacation. So it pays to get together with your family and friends! 9 or more: If 9 or more people travel together, we offer attractive group discounts based on the number of people traveling. In a group of 9 guests, 1 traveler qualifies for a 50%* discount off the LAND-only portion of the trip. In a group of 16 guests, 1 traveler qualifies for 100%* discount off the LAND-only portion of the trip. IMPORTANT: Space is limited to one group per departure so book early! These discounts cannot be combined with our Young Traveler Discount or Triple Room Reduction. All guests’ names must be advised to Trafalgar at the time of booking in order to qualify. The discount is per person only and does not apply to extra nights' accommodations, Egypt, optional itinerary extensions, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements and airport transfers. *Discount is on a twin-share basis only.

DEFINITE DEPARTURES

Definite Departures are vacations which have surpassed minimum booking numbers, confirming operation. Once a vacation reaches its minimum guest number, it will become a Definite Departure, identified on the Trafalgar website with a green check:  See www.trafalgar.com for more information.

YOUNG TRAVELERS (5-17) Share your vacation with your family

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Take advantage of a great discount off the LAND-only portion of your trip when you travel with your family. Young travelers must be under the age of 18 years on the date of departure (5-15 for Australia & New Zealand and under the age of 13 for itineraries featuring the Rocky Mountaineer) and MUST be accompanied by an adult (limit of one Young Traveler Discount per room except on North and South America itineraries when the limit is two Young Traveler Discounts per room).

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IMPORTANT: See individual itinerary pages for the exact value of how much you will save. Children under 5 years of age are NOT accepted on any guided vacation. The Young Traveler must be the specified age at the time of travel to be eligible. This discount cannot be combined with our Travel with Family and Friends Discount and does not apply to extra nights' accommodations, Egypt, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements or airport transfers.

2ND TRIP DISCOUNT When you book a second Trafalgar vacation

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Book two Trafalgar trips, each 8 days or longer for a reduction of up to 5% off the LAND-only portion of the trip with the shortest duration. Take three vacations and save on two! Ask your Travel Agent for suggestions on your perfect vacation combination. There are too many to list here! IMPORTANT: See individual itinerary pages for the maximum value of how much you will save. Vacations are combinable with second and subsequent additional vacations. Vacations must be booked at the same time. The discount is per person only and does not apply to extra nights' accommodations, Egypt, optional itinerary extensions, airfares, taxes & fees, flights supplements and airport transfers.

FREQUENT TRAVELER DISCOUNT If you have traveled with us before, you’re entitled to a 5% discount off the LAND-only portion of the next Trafalgar vacation of your choice. You will need to travel within five years of your last trip and be a member of the Trafalgar Travel Club to qualify for this discount.

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Act NOW and take full advantage of this great offer! IMPORTANT: Trafalgar’s Travel Club is not available retroactively. Only one credit is available per person, per year, and only one credit can be redeemed against each further vacation. The Trafalgar Travel Club Discount does not apply to extra nights’ accommodations, optional itinerary extensions, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements and airport transfers. For all South America itineraries, see the individual price panel on the itinerary page for the applicable discount.

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

IMPORTANT: This reduction only applies to itineraries featuring the Triple Room Reduction offer. In North and South America Triple Room Reductions are based on three people sharing one room with existing bedding arrangements, usually two beds, and does not include the cost of any additional bed or 'roll-away'. In Europe, Australasia and Asia, triple rooms will often feature one foldaway bed plus one double bed. Three adults may find these rooms small and suitcase space slightly restricted. They are generally more suitable for two adults and one child. This reduction cannot be combined with our Travel with Family and Friends discounts but can be combined with Young Traveler Discount when children are under 16 years old.

Combine Trafalgar's world-renowned guided vacations with a fantastic deal from one of our trusted partner airlines and you'll experience a vacation that far exceeds your expectations. Book your flights early to get the best land and air deal possible!

For our latest offers and airfares, contact your Travel Agent or visit www.trafalgar.com

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Rome & Tuscan Highlights San Gimignano

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Visit an Agriturismo farmhouse in the heart of Tuscany for a delicious Italian meal. After a warm welcome by the family, walk through the olive groves and lemon trees and taste some of the locally produced wines and olive oils. • 5 Local Guide in Rome, Florence and Assisi. • m Small Group Sightseeing In Rome, enjoy a guided visit to the Sistine Chapel with a group size of no more than 25 guests to enhance your experience. • l Unique Insight Follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and da Vinci when visiting the Vatican Museums. Ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante, in a part of the Vatican not open to the public n Stop in Vinci - the town near where Leonardo da Vinci was born and visit a museum dedicated to the master. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

Sightseeing Highlights • Rome Sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes views of the ancient Roman Forum, the Colosseum and Circus Maximus. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and see Michelangelo’s Pieta. • San Gimignano Visit this medieval town with its ancient towers.• Siena Visit the medieval Tuscan city, home of the Palio horse race. • Pisa Visit the Square of Miracles. View the Cathedral, Leaning Tower and Baptistery. • Vinci Visit this beautiful Tuscan town named after the Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci. • Florence Admire the panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo. Your walking tour with a Local Guide takes you to Signoria Square and includes views of the Duomo, Baptistery, Ponte Vecchio and Santa Croce Basilica. • Tuscan Countryside Visit an olive grove including tastings of various varieties. • Assisi Walking tour includes a visit to St. Francis’ Basilica.

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DAY 2 ARRIVE ROME E Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City! The city stands on the Tiber river and enjoys a long and celebrated history. Relax after your journey. Later, meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. Then an orientation drive will show you the Tiber and St. Peter’s Basilica - a perfect introduction to the sights which await you! (WR) Hotel: Milton (F) DAY 3 ROME SIGHTSEEING – MONTECATINI (TUSCAN HILLS) (6 NIGHTS) m 5 l N Your included Small Group Sightseeing tour with a Local Guide begins at the Vatican Museums. Experience 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. Your tour continues in ancient Rome where you view the enormous Colosseum and the ancient Forum, once the center of Roman rule. Later, enjoy a spectacular scenic drive through the Tuscan Hills to the spa resort of Montecatini, your home for the next six nights! (BB D) Hotel: Tamerici (F)/Francia & Quirinale (F)

Dining Highlights • 8 hot buffet breakfasts. • F Highlight Lunch with wine in Montecatini. • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception including light snacks and welcome drinks with your Travel Director in Rome. n B Be My Guest dinner at an Agriturismo farmhouse. n N 1 three-course dinner with local wine. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in a trattoria in Rome.

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DAY 4 SAN GIMIGNANO AND SIENA EXCURSION Explore San Gimignano known as the ‘medieval Manhattan’, famed for its ring of towers which can be seen several miles from town. Shop for locally-produced delicacies and hand-painted Tuscan pottery. Later, in Siena, see the Piazza del Campo, scene of the celebrated annual Palio horse race, and the stunning marble Cathedral which dominates the town. (BB)

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Duomo and Piazza Signoria. View the Ponte Vecchio bridge, one of the city’s most famous landmarks. (BB) DAY 8 FLORENCE EXCURSION F Return to Florence for free time to explore this amazing city. Shop, take in the sights or join an optional excursion to the Accademia to see Michelangelo’s David - possibly the most famous sculpture in the world. This afternoon, enjoy a special Highlight Lunch in in the Chianti wine region. (BB HL)

DAY 5 PISA AND VINCI EXCURSION l B In the coastal town of Pisa see the famous Leaning Tower, the finely sculpted marble Cathedral and the ornate Baptistery. Then travel to the scenic Tuscan town of Vinci where you will hear all about the life of Leonardo da Vinci and enjoy an included visit to the Museo Leonardiano containing some of his work. Join your fellow travelers tonight for a wonderful Be My Guest dinner experience with beautiful views over the Tuscan hills. (BB BG) DAY 6 MONTECATINI AT LEISURE Montecatini Terme is one of Italy’s most popular thermal spa destinations, and you have the entire day to do exactly as you please! Your Travel Director will be available for suggestions on how to spend your day. (BB) DAY 7 FLORENCE EXCURSION 5 Your Local Guide gives you a fascinating account of the history of Renaissance Florence during your walking tour. See the magnificent

DAY 10 ROME – CANADA D Say ‘arrivederci Roma’ at the end of a relaxing and memorable Italian vacation. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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DAY 9 MONTECATINI (TUSCAN HILLS) – ASSISI – ROME 5 F Set on the slopes of Mount Subasio, Assisi is the birthplace of St. Francis. Visit the Basilica during your walking tour with a Local Guide. In Rome tonight, celebrate the end of your vacation with your traveling companions at a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) Hotel: Sheraton Golf Parco Dei Medici (SF)

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• B Be My Guest Dinner of delicious local specialties served in a converted 15th century convent set amongst the vineyards. • 5 Local Guide in Verona and Modena. • l Unique Insight Visit the Ferrari Museum in Maranello. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

DAY 2 ARRIVE MILAN (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Milan! Relax and unwind after your journey. Later, see the sights during an orientation of the city center including the Gothic Duomo, 19th century Galleria and La Scala Opera House. This evening, meet and get to know your traveling companions and Travel Director at a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Melia Milano (SF)

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DAY 3 MILAN FREE TIME AND COMO EXCURSION Enjoy free time this morning to explore Milan. Later, travel to scenic Lake Como and visit Como town. Enjoy a cappuccino or a gelato in your free time before returning to Milan later in the afternoon. (BB)

Milan Orientation includes the Duomo, Galleria and La Scala. • Lake Como Visit the beautiful glacial lake. • Bergamo Visit this attractive town and admire the 15th and 16th century buildings at the Piazza del Duomo. • Lake Garda Visit the largest of Italy’s fresh water lakes, a region of exquisite natural beauty. • Bassano del Grappa Visit this town famous for its white brandy and covered bridge. • Marostica Visit the lovely 14th century town. • Sirmione View the imposing Scaligers Castle and visit the town. • Verona See Juliet’s balcony and the Roman arena with your Local Guide. • Modena Visit this city for a walking tour with a Local Guide. View the Piazza Grande, Romanesque Cathedral and Ghirlandina Tower.

DAY 4 MILAN – BERGAMO – LAKE GARDA (5 NIGHTS) N Visit the ancient town of Bergamo near the foothills of the Alps. Explore the streets of the old town before continuing your journey to Lake Garda for a relaxing five-night stay. Dine at your hotel this evening. (BB D) Hotel: Villa Maria (F) DAY 5 MAROSTICA AND BASSANO DEL GRAPPA EXCURSION Your excursion starts by visiting Marostica, a beautiful 14th century town. Finish this leisurely day by visiting Bassano del Grappa, renowned for its white brandy and magnificent scenery. Return later to Lake Garda. (BB)

Dining Highlights • 8 hot buffet breakfasts. • 5 evening meals: E Welcome Reception including lights snacks and welcome drinks with your Travel Director in Milan. n N 2 three-course dinners with local wine. n B Be My Guest Dinner in a villa converted from a 15th century convent. n F Farewell Dinner with wine at a local restaurant in Milan.

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • Airport transfers are provided on Day 2 and Day 10. Conditions apply, see departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo.

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DAY 6 SIRMIONE AND VERONA EXCURSION 5 B Stop to see Scaligers Castle at Sirmione. In Shakespeare’s romantic city of Verona, see the Roman arena and Juliet’s balcony during your walking tour of the town with a Local Guide. Spend this afternoon exploring this city at your own pace. Join your traveling companions this evening and visit a villa near Lake Garda, converted from a 15th century convent, for a special Be My Guest dinner and vineyard experience. (BB BG)

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D *Air Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See pages 20–21. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 2 from Milan Malpensa Airport will operate at 9.00am and 12.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Milan Malpensa Airport at 7.30am and 10.30am.

Piazza Grande including views of the Ghirlandina Tower. You will also see the magnificent 12th Century Romanesque Cathedral. Sample some of the local specialty balsamic vinegars. After short drive, visit the Ferrari Museum for an inside look at the history of this luxurious Italian icon founded by Enzo Ferrari. Later return to your hotel to enjoy a delicious meal. (BB D) DAY 9 LAKE GARDA – MILAN F This morning, travel back to Milan for free time to explore the city. This evening, join your fellow travelers to celebrate the end of your vacation at a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) Hotel: Atahotel Quark (F)

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DAY 7 LAKE GARDA AT LEISURE You have a whole day to do as you please! Take a stroll along the sparkling lakeside, relax surrounded by beautiful scenery, or perhaps take an optional excursion to visit the magnificent Dolomite mountain range. (BB) DAY 8 MODENA EXCURSION 5 l N Enjoy today’s excursion to the interesting gastronomic city of Modena. A Local Guide will walk you through the Old Town and show you the

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Great Italian Cities Duomo, Florence

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest You will be welcomed by the owners of a magnificent castle in the Tuscan hills and taken on a tour of the castle and the cellars – once used as the dungeons! Enjoy a memorable dinner in the Great Hall or Castle gardens and taste some delicious Chiantis. • 5 Local Guide in Rome, Assisi, Florence, Bologna and Venice. • m Small Group Sightseeing In Venice, enjoy a walking tour with a Local Guide of ‘Secret Venice’ and the Rialto fish market with a group size of no more than 25 guests to enhance your experience. • l Unique Insight Follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and da Vinci when visiting the Vatican Museums. Ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante, in a part of the Vatican not open to the public. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Specialty Visit Giudecca Island for an insider look at Venetian Arts. See glass-blowing artisans and other craftsmen in action.

Sightseeing Highlights • Rome Sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes views of the ancient Roman Forum and Circus Maximus. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and see Michelangelo’s Pieta. Visit the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum. • Assisi Walking tour includes a visit of St Francis’ Basilica. • Florence Admire the panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo. Your walking tour takes you to Signoria Square and includes views of the Duomo, Baptistery, Ponte Vecchio and Santa Croce Basilica. • Pisa View the Leaning Tower and the Square of Miracles. • Bologna Walking tour includes views of the Kissing Towers and Neptune’s Fountain. • Venice Canal cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. View the Byzantine Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs.

Dining Highlights • 9 hot buffet breakfasts. • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception including light snacks and welcome drinks with your Travel Director in Rome. n N 1 three-course dinner with local wine. n B Be My Guest dinner on a Tuscan wine and olive oil estate. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Venice.

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DAY 2 ARRIVE ROME (3 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City! Relax after your journey or explore this fascinating city on your own. Later, meet your traveling 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 - the perfect start to your Italian vacation! (WR) Hotel: Grand Hotel Palatino (F) DAY 3 ROME SIGHTSEEING 5 l Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Guide begins at the Vatican Museums. Experience 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, center 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 4 ROME AT LEISURE Spend today as you please. Your Travel Director will be able to help you get the most from your day at leisure. Alternatively, consider joining an excursion to the renowned excavations at Pompeii, close to the Bay of Naples. (BB) DAY 5 ROME – ASSISI – FLORENCE (3 NIGHTS) 5 Drive north to the mystical town of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio. Your Local Guide 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 (F) DAY 6 FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING 5 B Learn about Florence’s rich cultural history during your sightseeing tour with your Local Guide. See Piazza Signoria, with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzi, and the multi-colored marble Duomo and Baptistery, famous for its bronze doors with relief sculptures. View the Ponte Vecchio, one of the city’s most famous landmarks. This evening, travel to a Tuscan wine and olive oil estate for a special Be My Guest dinner in a historic castle. (BB BG)

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DAY 7 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 cemetry, 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 jewelry. (BB) DAY 8 FLORENCE – BOLOGNA – VENICE (3 NIGHTS) 5 N 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 Local Guide 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 D) Hotel: Boscolo Bellini (F) DAY 9 VENICE – CANAL CRUISE AND ORIENTATION I Savor 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 local specialties at a glassblowing 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 lunch. (BB) DAY 10 SECRET VENICE WALKING TOUR & VISIT TO THE MARKET m F Enjoy a boat trip along the Grand Canal to the Rialto Bridge to join your Small Group Sightseeing walking tour of the colorful, centuries-old fish 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 travelers at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB FD) DAY 11 VENICE – CANADA D Say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy and your newfound friends at the end of your memorable Italian vacation! Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

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Christmas and New Year Celebrations have been arranged for these departures. Join us in Europe to celebrate the Festive Season!

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Italian Concerto St. Peter’s Basilica and the Tiber River, Rome

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• B Be My Guest You will be welcomed by the owners of a magnificent castle in the Tuscan hills and taken on a tour of the castle and the cellars – once used as the dungeons! Enjoy a memorable dinner in the Great Hall or Castle gardens and taste some delicious Chiantis. • 5 Local Guide in Rome and Florence. • m Small Group Sightseeing In Pompeii, enjoy an expert guided visit to the excavations with a group size of no more than 25 guests to enhance your experience. • l Unique Insight Follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and da Vinci when visiting the Vatican Museums. Ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante, in a part of the Vatican not open to the public. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Specialty Visit Giudecca Island for an insider look at Venetian Arts. See glassblowing artisans and other craftsmen in action. • H Wine Tasting Enjoy a tasting of popular Tuscan wines in Florence.

DAY 2 ARRIVE ROME (3 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City! Relax after your journey, then meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers later for a Welcome Reception. This evening, enjoy an orientation drive to see St. Peter’s Basilica and the Tiber, a great introduction to this magical city. (WR) Hotel: Una Hotel (F)

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DAY 4 ROME – AT LEISURE The day is yours to explore this wonderful city. Consider a trip to the ancient catacombs or take an excursion to Tivoli, site of the magnificent Villa d’Este. Visit museums and gardens, or simply experience ‘la dolce vita’ at a sidewalk café in one of the city’s many piazzas. (BB)

• Rome Sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes views of the ancient Roman Forum and Circus Maximus. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and see Michelangelo’s Pieta. Visit the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum. • Monte Cassino Visit the Commonwealth War Cemetry. • Amalfi View the Romanesque Church during your orientation of the town. • Isle of Capri Cruise to the beautiful island and take the funicular to Capri town. View the Faraglioni Rocks, the Marina Piccola and visit the Piazzetta. • Florence Admire the panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo. Your walking tour with a Local Guide takes you to Signoria Square and includes views of the Duomo, Baptistery, Ponte Vecchio and Santa Croce Basilica. • Ferrara See the home of the d’Este family. • Venice Canal cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. View the Byzantine Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs.

DAY 3 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 l Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Guide begins at the Vatican Museums. Experience 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. Your tour continues in ancient Rome, view the Forum and see Circus Maximus, where chariot races were held. Visit the impressive Colosseum. There’s time afterwards to explore the city on your own, or simply relax and watch the world go by! (BB)

DAY 5 ROME – MONTE CASSINO – POMPEII – AMALFI COAST (MAIORI) (3 NIGHTS) 5 m N Stop to view the Abbey at Monte Cassino and visit the cemetry in the valley below. In Pompeii - buried for centuries when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD - your Local Guide takes you on a fascinating Small Group Sightseeing tour of the excavations. Arrive later at your hotel on the Amalfi Coast where you dine tonight. (BB D) Hotel: San Pietro (F)/Pietra Di Luna (F)/Panorama (F)

Dining Highlights • 10 hot buffet breakfasts. • 5 evening meals: E Welcome Reception including light snacks and welcome drinks with your Travel Director in Rome. n N 2 three-course dinners with local wine. n B Be My Guest Dinner on a Tuscan wine and olive oil estate. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Venice.

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DAY 6 AMALFI COAST FREE TIME N Your day is free to do as you please. Perhaps visit the splendid Villa Rufolo at Ravello or shop for souvenirs. Spend the evening sipping limoncello while overlooking the glorious Bay of Salerno! Enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening. (BB D)

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C$310 p.p. C$232 p.p. C$155 p.p. C$155 p.p.

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Single Room Supplement

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Triple Room Reduction For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 88.

C$120

D *Air Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See pages 20–21.

DAY 7 ISLE OF CAPRI EXCURSION Sail to the magical island of Capri, a favorite resort among Italians. Ascend to Capri town by funicular railway for a guided walking tour which includes views of the Faraglioni Rocks, Marina Piccola and the famous Piazzetta. Later, your Travel Director takes you on an orientation tour of Amalfi town, featuring medieval streets and the spectacular Romanesque Church. (BB) DAY 8 AMALFI COAST (MAIORI) – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS) North through Umbria and into Tuscany you arrive in Florence. Tonight why not dine at one of the city’s many trattorias. (BB) Hotel: Mediterraneo (F)/Adler Cavalieri (F) DAY 9 FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND WINE TASTING 5 B H Florence is a beautiful city with a wealth of Renaissance treasures to discover. Your Local Guide shows you all the main sights including the marble Duomo and Piazza Signoria, with its amazing sculptures. View the famous Ponte Vecchio, followed by a Wine Tasting with your Travel Director featuring popular Tuscan wines. Join your traveling companions this evening for an authentic Be My Guest dinner in a castle on a wine and olive estate. (BB BG) DAY 10 FLORENCE – FERRARA – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) Marvel at the breath-taking scenery on your journey across the Apennines via Bologna. In Ferrara, see the family home of the notorious d’Este family.

Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 2 from Rome Fiumicino Airport 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 8.00am and 9.30am.

Arrive later in the Byzantine city of Venice, Queen of the Adriatic, where you stay for the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Continental (F) DAY 11 VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME I F See the island of St. George, the elegant Customs House, the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs as you cruise to St. Mark’s Square in your private launch. Stroll across St. Mark’s Square to see the Basilica and its campanile. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialties at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca island. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and newfound friends. (BB FD) DAY 12 VENICE – CANADA D Say ‘arrivederci’ to your traveling companions as your memorable Italian vacation comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

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Ancient street in Pompeii

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Italian Glory Colosseum, Rome

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Dinner in an elegant Tuscan country villa with frescoed reception rooms overlooking the Chianti hills. • 5 Local Guide Local Guide in Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome. • m Small Group Sightseeing In Pompeii, enjoy an expert guided visit to the excavations with a group size of no more than 25 guests to enhance your experience. • l Unique Insight Walking tour of ‘Secret Venice’ with your Local Guide includes a visit to the colorful fish market and views of Marco Polo’s house. n Follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and da Vinci when visiting the Vatican Museums. Ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante, in a part of the Vatican not open to the public. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Specialty Visit Giudecca Island for an insider look at Venetian Arts. See glassblowing artisans and other craftsmen in action.

Sightseeing Highlights • Como Orientation tour of this lakeside resort. • Milan Walking tour with your Local Guide includes views of the Glass Domed Galleria, the Gothic Cathedral and La Scala Opera House. • Verona See the Roman arena and Juliet’s balcony. • Venice Canal cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. View the Byzantine Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. • Florence Your walking tour with a Local Guide takes you to Signoria Square and includes views of the Duomo, Baptistery, Ponte Vecchio and Santa Croce Basilica. • Isle of Capri Cruise to the beautiful island and take the funicular to Capri town. View the Faraglioni Rocks, the Marina Piccola and visit the Piazzetta. • Pompeii Visit of the excavations with a Local Guide. • Monte Cassino Enjoy views of the Abbey. • Rome Sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes views of the ancient Roman Forum and Circus Maximus. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and see Michelangelo’s Pieta. Visit the Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum.

Dining Highlights • 12 hot buffet breakfasts. • 6 evening meals: E Welcome Reception including light snacks and welcome drinks with your Travel Director in Como. n N 3 three-course dinners with local wine. n B Be My Guest Dinner in a Tuscan country villa. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Rome.

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• Includes all First Class highlights as featured on page 8. • Return cruise to the Isle of Capri.

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DAY 2 ARRIVE MILAN – COMO (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Milan - capital of the Lombardy region! Transfer to your hotel in Como. Unwind or take a leisurely stroll to see the exquisite villas and gardens. Meet your traveling companions and your Travel Director later for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Barchetta Excelsior (F)/NH Pontevecchio (F) DAY 3 MILAN EXCURSION 5 Enjoy an orientation tour of Como before heading to Milan. In fashionable Milan, your Local Guide shows you the impressive sights. View the Gothic cathedral, La Scala and the Galleria. (BB) DAY 4 COMO – VERONA – VENICE (3 NIGHTS) N See the Roman arena and Juliet’s balcony in Verona, the setting of Shakespeare’s most famous play. There’s time to relax or shop on the Via Mazzini. Arrive later in the Renaissance city of Venice, your home for the next three nights. Consider a gondola ride this evening − the perfect introduction to this romantic city! Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Villa Mapaba (F) DAY 5 VENICE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME I Admire Venice in all its glory as you approach St. Mark’s Square by private launch. See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace and the Byzantine Basilica. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialties at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca island. Spend the afternoon exploring the city on your own. (BB) DAY 6 SECRET VENICE WALKING TOUR AND VISIT TO THE MARKET 5 l Cruise along the Grand Canal to the Rialto Bridge. Your Local Guide brings the city to life during your walking tour. See how the locals shop for food and find out about some of the regional cuisine including the delicious seafood. Cross the Rialto Bridge and see the beautiful architecture including Marco Polo’s house. The rest of the day is free to explore, or perhaps consider an excursion to Burano for some delicious local seafood! (BB) DAY 7 VENICE – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS) B Travel through picturesque Tuscan countryside to Florence for your twonight stay. Tonight, join your fellow travelers and Travel Director for an authentic Be My Guest dinner in a local restaurant with stunning views over the rolling Chianti hills. (BB BG) Hotel: Roma (F)/Croce di Malta (F) DAY 8 FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 Learn about Florence’s artistic heritage during a walking tour with your Local Guide. See the multi-colored Duomo and the Piazza Signoria. View Ponte Vecchio bridge, one of the city’s most famous landmarks. Enjoy panoramic views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Spend free time

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shopping for high quality leather and gold or consider an excursion to the Fine Arts Academy to see Michelangelo’s ‘David’. (BB) DAY 9 FLORENCE – AMALFI COAST (MAIORI) (3 NIGHTS) N Drive south from Florence through the Arno Valley and past the Bay of Naples to your hotel in Maiori on the Amalfi coast. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Pietra Di Luna (F)/San Pietro (F)/Panorama (F) DAY 10 AMALFI COAST AT LEISURE Spend the day relaxing on this magnificent coastline. Sip a cappuccino, browse in the shops or perhaps take a dip in the Mediterranean. The choice is yours! (BB)

Lake Como

Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to Young Traveler Discount Single Room Supplement Triple Room Reduction For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 88.

C$348 p.p. C$261 p.p. C$174 p.p. C$174 p.p. C$340 C$660 C$110

D *Air Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 20–21. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 2 from Milan Malpensa Airport will operate at 9.00am and 12.30pm. 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 7.00am and 9.30am

DAY 13 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE 5 l F Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Guide begins at the Vatican Museums. Experience 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. Your tour continues in ancient Rome. View the Forum and see Circus Maximus, where chariot races were held and visit the impressive Colosseum. There’s time afterwards to explore the city on your own, or simply relax and watch the world go by! This evening, celebrate with your traveling companions and Travel Director at a Farewell Dinner with wine. (BB FD) DAY 11 ISLE OF CAPRI AND AMALFI TOWN EXCURSION N Take a ferry to the Isle of Capri (weather permitting), and continue to Capri town by funicular railway. See the famous Piazzetta, the Caesar Augustus gardens and views of the Faraglioni Rocks during your guided walking tour. Spend time exploring on your own. Perhaps visit the house of Dr. Axel Munthe or shop for souvenirs. Later, cruise to the charming town of Amalfi to see the Romanesque Church and other interesting sights. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) DAY 12 AMALFI COAST (MAIORI) – POMPEII – ROME (2 NIGHTS) 5 m Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, leaving Pompeii covered for centuries by a layer of volcanic ash. Your Local Guide tells you the history of this

DAY 14 ROME – CANADA D Say ‘arrivederci Roma’ at the end of a memorable vacation! Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

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partially buried ancient town during a Small Group Sightseeing walking tour. Later, enjoy views of the Abbey of Monte Cassino on the way to Rome. Tonight, consider an evening excursion around the City of Light. (BB) Hotel: Grand Hotel Tiberio (F)/Milton (F)

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Corsica and Sardinia Costa Smeralda, Sardinia

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest After a scenic drive through the countryside, enjoy warm Sardinian hospitality with a local family who will tell you about island life. Sample some of the local specialties while enjoying a delicious home cooked meal with local wine. • 5 Local Guide in Cagliari, Barumini and Bonifacio. • l Unique Insight Discover why Sardinia is famed for cork harvesting and export. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • H Wine Tasting Sample delicious wines at a local Sardinian Winery.

Sightseeing Highlights • Cagliari Visit the castello district with a Local Guide including views of the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the Archbishop’s Palace and the Elephant and San Pancrazio Towers. See the Basilica of San Saturno built in the 5th century. Visit the Marina District and see the Roman ruins. • Barumini Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site to see the nuraghi of Su Nuraxi. • Alghero Orientation including the harbor, cathedral Santa Maria and Piazza Ginasio in the heart of the old town. • Bonifacio Enjoy a guided tour of this stunning fortified town. • Ile Rousse and Parc De Saleccia Enjoy an included excursion to visit the town and gardens. • Costa Smeralda Enjoy a scenic drive along this magnificent coastline. • La Maddalena Take a ferry to the unspoilt island of La Maddalena. • Nuoro Visit the cultural capital of the island of Sardinia.

Dining Highlights • 10 hot buffet breakfasts. • 6 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in Cagliari including a light meal and welcome drinks. n B Be My Guest Delicious dinner with a local Sardinian family near Alghero. n N 2 three-course dinners with local wine. n 1 three course dinner. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Cagliari.

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • Airport transfers are provided on Day 2 and Day 12. Conditions apply. See the departure panel on page opposite. • Return ferry transportation between Sardinia and Corsica. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo.

*DAY 1 DEPART CANADA Overnight flight to Cagliari.

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DAY 2 ARRIVE CAGLIARI (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to the capital of Sardinia and the island’s largest city located on the southern coast of Sardinia. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers this evening for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: T Hotel (SF) DAY 3 CAGLIARI SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE 5 Explore Sardinia’s capital and the largest town on the island with a Local Guide. Visit the castello district including views of the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the Archbishop’s Palace and the Elephant and San Pancrazio Towers. See the Basilica of San Saturno built in the 5th century. Visit the Marina District and see the Roman ruins. This afternoon consider an excursion to the botanical gardens. (BB) DAY 4 CAGLIARI – BARUMINI – ALGHERO (2 NIGHTS) 5 N Enjoy a scenic drive through the interior of the island stopping at the UNESCO World Heritage site Su Nuraxi which stands at the edge of Barumini, a farming town in Marmilla. A Local Guide will show you one of the most important architectural examples of early Sardinian civilization which is a special type of defensive structure known as nuraghi. This megalithic complex was established in the late 2nd millennium B.C. during the Bronze Age. It remained buried until 1949, when a massive flood washed away the earth surrounding the upper section. It is regarded as the finest and most complete example of this remarkable form of prehistoric architecture in the world. Continue on to Alghero, a beautiful town with a strong Spanish influence. (BB D) Hotel: Carlos V (SF) DAY 5 ALGHERO SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE B Your Travel Director will take you on a pleasant stroll through the old town of Alghero this morning. Although part of the kingdom of Italy for many generations, this lovely old town still retains an air of the Spanish region of Catalonia, since it once formed part of the kingdom of Aragon. The local residents still speak with a Spanish dialect. Many of the older buildings are in a Catalan Gothic style reminiscent of Barcelona. See sights including the harbor, cathedral Santa Maria and Piazza Ginasio in the heart of the old town. This afternoon consider an excursion to the craggy cliffs of Capo Caccia. This evening a scenic drive will take you to the home of a local family to experience a delightful Sardinian Be My Guest experience. (BB BG) DAY 6 ALGHERO – AJACCIO (3 NIGHTS) 5 After breakfast, enjoy a scenic drive along the northern coast to Santa Teresa Gallura, before taking the ferry across to the French island of Corsica, just a few miles away (crossing time approx. 1 hour). On arrival in Bonifacio enjoy a tour with a Local Guide and then free time to explore this stunning fortified town. Dramatically situated on a limestone peninsula, there are spectacular views of the Mediterranean

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from the impressive Citadel plus a delightful harbor and marina. From Bonifacio, we continue to our luxurious hotel in Ajaccio for a three night stay. (BB D) Hotel: Radisson Blu Ajaccio Bay Resort & Spa (SF)

D *Air Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 20–21.

DAY 7 AJACCIO AT LEISURE Enjoy a full day of leisure or take an optional excursion with lunch to the Gulf of Porto to see the UNESCO World Heritage Calanche of Piana and Gulf of Girolata. (BB)

Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 2 from Cagliari Elmas Airport will operate at 11.15am and 2.00pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Cagliari Elmas Airport at 4.30am and 7.00am.

Costa Smeralda coastline with its turquoise waters. Stop at the popular resort of Porto Cervo, the playground of the rich and famous developed by the Aga Khan in the 1960s before continuing to our hotel in Olbia. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Olbia Hermaea (F)

Bonifacio, Corsica

DAY 8 ILE ROUSSE AND PARC DE SALECCIA EXCURSION Today enjoy an excursion to Ile Rousse and Parc De Saleccia. The prosperous port of Ile de Rousse, developed to export local olive oil, is reminiscent of the French Riviera in style, with its palm-lined, grid-system streets, smart shops and lovely beaches. You will have free time for lunch before visiting the landscaped garden of Parc de Saleccia which showcases a huge variety of Corsican and Mediterranean plants in a beautiful setting. This evening return to your hotel for dinner. (BB D) DAY 9 AJACCIO – BONIFACIO – FERRY TO SARDINIA – COSTA SMERALDA – OLBIA (2 NIGHTS) Travel back to Bonifacio for the return ferry crossing to Santa Teresa Gallura. From here enjoy a scenic drive along the fabulous

DAY 11 OLBIA – NUORO – OLIENA – ORGOSOLO – CAGLIARI l H F Today travel south through the Barbagia area, considered the heart of Sardinia with ancient traditions which survive alongside modern life, evident in the landscape, the architecture and the cuisine. The museum in Nuoro, the capital of the province, has many reminders of the culture of this ancient population. Continue through the vineyards to Oliena where you will enjoy a Wine Tasting. See the ‘murales’ of Orgosolo and the famous bandit villages before returning to Cagliari for the final night of your trip. This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travelers to celebrate your memorable vacation with a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) Hotel: Regina Margherita (F) DAY 12 CAGLIARI – CANADA D This morning, say goodbye to your fellow travelers at the end of your wonderful Corsica and Sardinian vacation. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

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DAY 10 EXCURSION TO LA MADDALENA This morning take a trip back to the exclusive and beautiful Costa Smeralda, which owes its name to the green emerald-colored waters. From the harbor town of Palau you will take a ferry to the unspolit island of La Maddalena. The old town perched on a hill is a charming maze of narrow streets and small squares. This is where the young Napoleon suffered the first defeat of his military career after islanders withstood a three-day siege launched from Corsica. Enjoy the scenery and sample some of the local cuisine in your free time for lunch. Later, return to your hotel in Olbia. (BB)

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Best of Scotland Blair Atholl Castle

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Farewell dinner at a working hill farm on the banks of a Loch. Admire the picturesque Scottish scenery as your hosts serve traditional Scottish cuisine and wine. The perfect way to end your trip! • 5 Local Guide in Edinburgh. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Specialty Visit Glengoyne, known as Scotland’s most beautiful whisky distillery, for a tour and tasting.

Sightseeing Highlights • Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the new Parliament Building. Visit the iconic castle. • St. Andrews View the 18th hole on the Old Course. • Eilean Donan Castle View this majestic castle. • Isle of Skye Visit the beautiful Isle of Skye and the Clan Donald Center. • Glencoe See Glencoe, also known as the Glen of the Weeping. • Glasgow Visit Glasgow Cathedral and see George Square on your orientation tour. • Stirling Castle Visit the castle and explore the great hall and see the Stirling Heads.

*DAY 1 DEPART CANADA D Overnight flight to Edinburgh. DAY 2 ARRIVE EDINBURGH (2 NIGHTS) E Relax or explore this fascinating capital city. This evening, meet your traveling companions and Travel Director at a Welcome Pub Reception, which includes a typical Scottish pub meal and drinks. (WR) Hotel: Novotel City Center (F) DAY 3 EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 This morning, your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city, including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, perched high above the city. See the Royal Mile, the elegant Holyrood House in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat, and the new Scottish Parliament building. Admire the elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town. During the Edinburgh Festival, your visit will include tickets to the dazzling Edinburgh Tattoo. (FB)

Dining Highlights • 6 full breakfasts. • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Pub Reception in Edinburgh, which includes traditional Scottish Fare and Welcome Drinks. n 2 three-course dinners. n B Be My Guest Farewell Dinner near Glasgow at Loch Ard.

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • Tickets are included for the world-famous Tattoo during the Edinburgh Festival. • Ferry from Mallaig to the Isle of Skye. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • Airport transfers are provided on Day 2 and Day 8. Conditions apply. See the departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo.

Commando Memorial, near Fort William

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DAY 4 EDINBURGH – ST. ANDREWS – PITLOCHRY – SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS (2 NIGHTS) Travel across the Firth of Forth to St. Andrews to view the celebrated ancient university and the home of golf. Continue north across the Tay at Dundee, to visit Pitlochry, a charming village on the banks of the River Tummel. Explore the village or join an excursion to visit Blair Castle, ancestral home to the Dukes of Atholl. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Four Seasons (F)/Highlands (F)/Laggan Gaskmore (F)

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Triple Room Reduction For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 88.

C$320 C$250 C$30

D *Air Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 20–21. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 2 from Edinburgh Airport will operate at 9.00am, 11.30am and 2.00pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Glasgow Airport at 7.00am and 9.00am. A Edinburgh Tattoo: Tickets for the world-famous Edinburgh Tattoo are included on departures marked with a A in the price panel.

Firth of Forth Rail Bridge

DAY 5 ISLE OF SKYE & SCENIC HIGHLANDS EXCURSION Travel via the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands, to Mallaig for a ferry to the Isle of Skye, renowned for its spectacular scenery. Visit the Clan Donald Center and the Museum of the Isles. Discover the history of the Kingdom of the Isles, trace your genealogy, or explore the gardens before crossing the Skye Bridge for views of picturesque Eilean Donan Castle. View Loch Ness en route back to your hotel. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB D) DAY 6 SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS – GLENCOE – GLASGOW (2 NIGHTS) Stop at the Commando Memorial near Fort William for breath-taking views of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Continue south through Glencoe, ‘Glen of the Weeping’, site of the infamous massacre of the Macdonald clan by the Campbells in 1692. Journey along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, immortalized in the well-known Scottish song,

DAY 7 STIRLING CASTLE EXCURSION I B Enjoy some free time this morning to explore this vibrant city. Later visit Stirling Castle, a symbol of national pride and once a place of great power. See the ‘Stirling Heads’ and visit the halls, chapels and bedrooms of this imposing castle. From the castle walls view the Wallace Monument – dedicated to Sir William Wallace and overlooking the battlefield of Stirling Bridge. Later travel into the Trossachs National Park. Here enjoy a Local Specialty visit to Glengoyne Whisky Distillery to sample a ‘wee dram’. Tonight, experience a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner at a working hill farm on the banks of Loch Ard. (FB BG) DAY 8 GLASGOW – CANADA D After a hearty Scottish breakfast, bid farewell to your Travel Director and travel companions as your vacation in Scotland comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (FB) Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

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to the lively city of Glasgow. This afternoon visit St. Mungo’s Cathedral, dedicated to the patron saint and founder of the city. Your orientation tour of Glasgow also includes the magnificent George Square and the River Clyde, former heart of the shipbuilding industry. (FB) Hotel: Radisson Blu (SF)

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Scenic Ireland Scenic Dingle Peninsula

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Enjoy a delicious hearty lunch on the magnificent Ring of Kerry with delightful Irish hospitality. Have time to take in the spectacular scenery of your surrounds. • 5 Local Guide in Dublin. • l Unique Insight Visit the Irish Botanical Gardens with over 15000 species of plant. • G Hidden Treasure Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Specialty Enjoy a cooking demonstration including homemade Guinness Stew and Irish soda bread.

Sightseeing Highlights • Dublin See St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park, the glorious Georgian Squares, and Trinity College with your Local Guide. • Cashel Visit the Rock of Cashel and Cormac’s Chapel. • Blarney Castle Kiss the Blarney Stone during your visit of Blarney Castle and acquire the ‘gift of the gab’. • Dingle Peninsula Enjoy the beautiful countryside along the Dingle peninsula, Europe’s most westerly point. • Ring of Kerry Enjoy the spectacular natural beauty of County Kerry on this scenic drive. • Adare Visit the prettiest village in Ireland. • Kildare Visit St. Brigid’s Church.

Dining Highlights • 7 full breakfasts. • 2 Lunches B Be My Guest Lunch at a scenic village in County Kerry. Irish Guinness stew and soda bread Cooking Demonstration and included lunch. • 3 evening meals: E Welcome Pub Reception in Dublin, which includes traditional Irish fare and welcome drinks. n 1 three-course dinner. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Dublin.

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • Dublin airport transfers are provided on Day 2 and Day 9. Conditions apply, see departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo.

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DAY 2 DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING (2 NIGHTS) 5 E Spend the morning relaxing or exploring this vibrant, friendly city. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers this afternoon and see Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park and the stately Georgian Squares with your Local Guide. This evening, get to know your traveling companions and Travel Director over a traditional Irish meal with drinks at your Welcome Pub Reception. (WR) Hotel: Trinity Capital (F) DAY 3 DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE l This morning, enjoy a walking tour of the National Botanical Gardens in Dublin. Founded in 1795 and dedicated to conservation, education and science, the gardens are now home to over 15,000 species of plant. Spend the rest of the day as you please, why not explore Temple Bar or Grafton Street, famous for its street performers? This evening consider joining an excursion to an Irish cabaret. (FB) DAY 4 DUBLIN – ROCK OF CASHEL – BLARNEY – KILLARNEY (4 NIGHTS) Leave the capital city and drive through scenic countryside to visit the spectacular Rock of Cashel. This is reputed to be the site of the conversion of the King of Munster by St. Patrick in the 5th century. Its rich heritage is reflected in the picturesque complex of fortified town houses, a medieval monastery and a Georgian Cathedral. It also has

Jaunting cars in Killarney

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one of the most remarkable collections of Celtic art and medieval architecture to be found anywhere in Europe. A trip to Ireland would not be complete without a visit to Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone to acquire the ‘gift of the gab’! Dine tonight at your hotel in Killarney. (FB D) Hotel: Killarney Plaza (SF) DAY 5 DINGLE PENINSULA EXCURSION Today, experience a breath-taking excursion round the Dingle Peninsula. Europe’s most westerly point, the peninsula features a wealth of ring forts and ancient ruins as well as verdant hills, magnificent mountains and sandy beaches. (FB)

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C$183 p.p. C$137 p.p. C$91 p.p. C$91 p.p. C$170 C$470

Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 2 from Dublin Airport will operate at 08.30am, 11.00am and 1.00pm. 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.

D *Air Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 20–21.

DAY 8 KILLARNEY – KILLALOE – KILDARE – DUBLIN I F Follow scenic roads through the beautiful Irish countryside to Dublin. View the thatched cottages in the village of Adare, voted the prettiest village in Ireland, and then travel on to Killaloe on Lough Derg. Learn to make a traditional Guinness stew and Irish soda bread during your Cooking Demonstration and enjoy the homemade results for lunch! Travel through Portroe and Nenagh before stopping to visit St. Brigid’s Church in Kildare. St. Brigid is one of Ireland’s patron saints along with St. Patrick and St. Columba. Join your fellow travelers this evening for a Farewell Dinner in Dublin and raise a toast to your newfound friends and scenic Ireland! (FB L FD) Hotel: Trinity Capital (F) Ruins at the Rock of Cashel

DAY 6 RING OF KERRY EXCURSION B Follow the Ring of Kerry around the Iveragh Peninsula, characterized by plunging cliffs, shimmering lakes, granite mountains and rugged coastlines. See castles, forts and monasteries as you wind your way through Killorglin (of Puck Fair fame), Cahirciveen, Waterville and Moll’s Gap in the Black Mountains. Enjoy a Be My Guest lunch in beautiful Sneem, a rural town in the heart of County Kerry. (FB BG)

DAY 9 DUBLIN – CANADA D After a hearty breakfast, say farewell to this beautiful country and your traveling companions at the end of a magical vacation on the Emerald Isle. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (FB) Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

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DAY 7 KILLARNEY AT LEISURE Enjoy a full day to do as you please. Killarney National Park offers an exciting range of outdoor activities including walking, cycling, horse riding or golf on championship courses overlooking the Killarney Lakes. Alternatively, enjoy the peace and tranquillity of your surroundings find a quiet spot, put your feet up, and admire the views. (FB)

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Paris & Provence Provençal Cafés

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Enjoy a delicious lunch at a family-run vineyard in the foothills of the Luberon Mountains. See the beautiful 18th century stone country house and taste the delicious local wines. • 5 Local Guide in Paris and Arles • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

Sightseeing Highlights • Paris View Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées and the Louvre with your Local Guide. Enjoy spectacular city views with an included ascent to the second level of the Eiffel Tower. • Avignon See the Papal Palace, broken bridge and Place de l’Horloge. • Aix-en-Provence See the Cours Mirabeau and the Place de la Rotonde. • Ménerbes Visit this picturesque town in Provence. • Arles Guided walking tour includes views of the Roman amphitheater and the Romanesque Cathedral. • Nimes See the Roman Arena and the Maison Carée. • Cassis Included cruise to see the coastal coves or ‘calanques’. • Nice Orientation tour includes the Promenade des Anglais, Place Masséna, the Old Town and château park for spectacular views. • Monaco See the palace and the cathedral. Visit a casino in Monte Carlo.

Dining Highlights • 10 hot buffet breakfasts. • B Be My Guest lunch in the Luberon. • Cookery class and lunch in Nimes. • 2 evening meals: E Welcome Reception including light snacks and Welcome Drinks with your Travel Director in Paris. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Nice.

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DAY 2 ARRIVE PARIS (3 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Paris, France’s glittering capital! Relax after check-in or start exploring this amazing city. Join your Travel Director and fellow traveling companions later for a Welcome Reception followed by an evening drive to see the city’s impressive illuminations – the perfect introduction to your vacation! (WR) Hotel: Renaissance La Defense (SF) DAY 3 PARIS SIGHTSEEING 5 Your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour of Paris this morning. View the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame. Enjoy spectacular city views with an included ascent to the second level of the Eiffel Tower. Spend the rest of the day seeing the sights of your choice. You might like to round off your day with a famous Parisian cabaret show. (BB) DAY 4 PARIS AT LEISURE Today is free for you to explore the delights of Paris. The city is home to many world-renowned galleries and museums including the Louvre, Musée D’Orsay and Les Invalides, featuring Napoleon’s tomb. Cruise along the River Seine, stroll through the Tuileries or join an excursion to Monet’s garden at Giverny, the choice is yours! (BB) DAY 5 PARIS – TGV TRAIN – AVIGNON - AIX-EN-PROVENCE (2 NIGHTS) Take the high-speed TGV train from Paris to Avignon. Your orientation tour of Avignon includes the famous broken bridge, the bustling Place de I’Horloge and the Palace of the Popes, an immense fortification built in the 14th century. This afternoon, continue to Aix-en-Provence, a vibrant student city featuring an abundance of grand period architecture. (BB) Hotel: Grand Hotel Roi Rene (SF)

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • TGV Express train between Paris and Avignon. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • Airport transfers are provided on Day 2 and Day 12. Conditions apply, see departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo.

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DAY 6 AIX-EN-PROVENCE – SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME B This morning, see the sights during your orientation including Place de la Rotonde, Cours Mirabeau and the thermal springs. Later drive through beautiful Provençal countryside to Ménerbes, immortalized by Peter Mayle in his book ‘A Year in Provence’. Experience a delicious Be My Guest lunch of local dishes at a family run winery in the famous Luberon area and learn about the excellent wines which are produced here. Return later to Aix-en-Provence with free time to do as you please. (BB BG)

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C$40

D *Air Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 20–21. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 2 from Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport will operate at 8.00am, 11.00am and 2.00pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Nice Airport at 5.00am and 9.30am.

a Cookery Class from a qualified chef at a nearby restaurant, work together to produce a delicious lunch and eat it! Return later to your hotel in Nimes and spend the evening relaxing. (BB HL) DAY 9 NIMES – CASSIS – NICE (3 NIGHTS) Drive south to coastal Cassis and take an included cruise around the bay and view the limestone coves – calanques − which provide shelter for local wildlife. Later continue to Nice where your orientation includes the Promenade des Anglais, Place Massena and the Old Town. (BB) Hotel: Hotel Ellington (F)

Cassis, Cote d´Azur

DAY 7 AIX-EN-PROVENCE – ARLES – NIMES (2 NIGHTS) 5 A short drive brings you to Arles where you see the Roman Amphitheater and Romanesque cathedral during your walking tour with your Local Guide. After shopping for souvenirs continue to Nimes, where your orientation tour shows you the Roman Arena and the 2,000 year old Roman Temple, known as the Maison Caree. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Nimes Centre (F) DAY 8 NIMES – COOKERY CLASS Your day starts with a visit to St. Remy de Provence Market to buy fresh produce for your culinary adventure! Join your companions for

DAY 11 NICE AT LEISURE F Spend the day exploring Nice at your leisure. Visit the flower market in the old town. Maybe relax on the beach or swim in the Mediterranean. This evening, raise a toast to your fellow travelers at a celebratory Farewell Dinner with wine in a local restaurant. (BB FD) DAY 12 NICE – CANADA D Say farewell to this magical country and your newfound friends at the end of a remarkable vacation. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

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DAY 10 EXCURSION TO MONACO & MONTE CARLO Drive along the elegant Côte d’Azur to Monaco. See the Palace of the Grimaldi family − they have ruled from this residence for 700 years − and the Cathedral where Princess Grace and Prince Rainier are buried. Continue along part of the Grand Prix circuit to Monte Carlo with the chance to visit a casino − you might get lucky and win! Later in Nice, there is time to shop for souvenirs or relax. (BB)

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Best Of Holland, Belgium & Luxembourg Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Enjoy a memorable dinner of Belgian cuisine at an 18th century farmstead near Bruges. The farm is home to cattle, sheep and poultry. Meet the farmer who was born and raised on the farm. • 5 Local Guide in Luxembourg and Bruges • m Small Group Sightseeing In Amsterdam, enjoy a guided visit to the Rijksmuseum with a group size of no more than 25 guests. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Specialty Visit a historic diamond polishing factory in Amsterdam. n Visit the Delft Pottery factory for a look at the creation of this renowned, hand painted, porcelain. n Visit a lace workshop in Bruges.

Sightseeing Highlights • Amsterdam Orientation includes the Mint Tower, Tower of Tears, Dam Square, and ‘Skinny Bridge’. Enjoy a sightseeing cruise along the canals. • Keukenhof Visit the magnificent bulb fields (when open). • Rotterdam Visit the Euromast Tower for panoramic views of the city and harbor. • Delft Visit the city of Delft, once the home port of the Dutch East India Company. • De Haar Castle Gardens Visit the magnificent gardens of this fairy-tale castle. • Maastricht Visit the picturesque fortified city of Maastricht. • Bastogne Visit the American Memorial at the Battle of the Bulge site. • Luxembourg View the Cathedral of our Lady of Luxembourg and Grand Ducal Palace. Visit General George Patton’s grave. • Orval Visit the Cistercian Abbey. • Dinant Visit this pretty town on the banks of the Meuse. • Bruges See the Grand Place, the Basilica of the Holy Blood and enjoy an included cruise along the canals. • Gent Orientation featuring views of the ‘Three Towers of Gent’ and Castle of the Counts of Flanders. • Brussels Orientation includes views of the Atomium, Grand Place, Royal Park and Palaces, Japanese and Chinese Pagodas, and the Manneken Pis.

Dinant, Belgium *DAY 1 DEPART CANADA D Overnight flight to Amsterdam. DAY 2 ARRIVE AMSTERDAM (3 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Amsterdam! Relax and unwind after check-in or take a leisurely stroll through this unique city. Tonight, join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a sightseeing cruise aboard a canal boat. Later, get to know your traveling companions at a Welcome Reception including a light meal and welcome drinks. (WR) Hotel: Hilton (MD) DAY 3 AMSTERDAM SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE I m In Amsterdam, enjoy an orientation of the historic city center. Admire Rembrandt’s masterpiece, ‘The Night Watch’, during your guided Small Group Sightseeing tour of the Rijksmuseum. Visit an historic diamond polishing factory to see the diamond cutters at work. During the flowering season (April until mid-May), an included visit to the tulip fields of Keukenhof is sure to dazzle, with several million flowering bulbs planted across a 70-acre site. (BB) DAY 4 ROTTERDAM AND DELFT EXCURSION I After a leisurely morning, travel through The Hague to the historic town of Delft. Visit the Royal Delft Pottery workshop for a closer look at the manufacture of this Local Specialty, hand painted, porcelain. After some free time to explore the city. Continue to Rotterdam, the most important river port in Europe. After a short city orientation, visit the Euromast Tower for spectacular panoramic views of the city and the famous harbor. The rest of the afternoon is yours to spend as you please before returning to Amsterdam this evening. (BB)

Dining Highlights • 9 hot buffet breakfasts. • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in Amsterdam including a light meal and drinks. n 1 three-course dinner. n B Be My Guest dinner at an 18th century farmstead near Bruges. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Brussels.

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DAY 5 AMSTERDAM – HAARZUILENS – MAASTRICHT – BASTOGNE – LUXEMBOURG (2 NIGHTS) In Haarzuilens, visit the magnificent gardens of fairy-tale De Haar Castle. Continue your journey to visit the historic fortified city of Maastricht. Enjoy free time to explore the city before continuing to Bastogne. View the American Memorial, erected to commemorate the 76 890 American soldiers wounded or killed during Battle of the Bulge. Arrive later at your hotel in the Duchy of Luxembourg. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Doubletree (SF)

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For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 88.

D *Air Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 20–21. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 2 from Amsterdam Airport will operate at 9.00am, 11.30am and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Brussels Airport at 8.00am and 12.00pm. e Departures marked with a e will visit the magnificent Keukenhof Tulip Fields.

d Due to events taking place in Amsterdam, the 30 August 2013 and 13 September 2013 departure will spend one night at the Hilton Amsterdam and two nights at the Hilton Den Haag. All sightseeing inclusions will remain the same.

DAY 8 BRUGES SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE 5 I Admire the sights of Bruges, including the town square, during your walking tour with a Local Guide. Cruise along picturesque canals during your sightseeing cruise and visit a Lace Center to see the production of this Local Specialty. Spend the rest of the day exploring the charming medieval streets at your own pace. (BB)

DAY 6 LUXEMBOURG SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE 5 This morning, visit General George S. Patton’s grave. Your walking tour of Luxembourg with your Local Guide shows you the sights including the breath-taking gorge of the Rivers Alzette and Petrusse, the Cathedral, and the Grand Ducal Palace. The rest of the afternoon is yours to spend at leisure and your Travel Director will be able to advise on how to get the most from your free time in the city. (BB)

DAY 10 BRUSSELS – AT LEISURE F Today is free for you to do as you wish! Explore the Grand Place, join a beer or bike tour, or simply relax in a café and watch the world go by. Your Travel Director will be able to assist you to get the most from this leisurely day. This evening, celebrate a wonderful trip with your travel companions at a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD)

DAY 7 LUXEMBOURG – ORVAL – DINANT – BRUGES (2 NIGHTS) B Visit Orval Abbey, a Cistercian monastery famous for producing Trappiste beer. Continue your journey and visit the pretty town of Dinant, birthplace of Adolphe Sax – best known for inventing the saxophone. Later, arrive in picturesque Bruges and join your fellow travelers this evening for a special Be My Guest dinner at an 18th-century farmstead. (BB BG) Hotel: De’Medici (F)

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

DAY 11 BRUSSELS – CANADA D This morning bid farewell to your fellow travelers and take home many special memories. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Bruges, Belgium

DAY 9 BRUGES – GENT – BRUSSELS (2 NIGHTS) Visit the beautiful city of Gent and see the three famous Gent towers – Saint Nicholas’ Church, the Belfry and Saint Bavo’s Cathedral. This afternoon, in Brussels, your Travel Director shows you the city’s highlights, including the Atomium, Royal Palace, Japanese Pagodas, the Grand Place and the famous Mannekin Pis. (BB) Hotel: The Hotel (Deluxe)

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Sound Of Music Neuschwanstein, Germany

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Visit a family at their gasthof near Salzburg. On site is their own ‘Home Brew’ brewery in which they produce three different types of beer. The family members work in the gasthof preparing homemade local specialties. The gasthof is converted from a 200 year old barn built in the hills to protect cattle in winter months. Enjoy delightful views towards the city with the backdrop of the Berchtesgaden Alps. • 5 Local Guide in Salzburg and Vienna. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

Sightseeing Highlights • Munich Orientation includes the Marienplatz and Glockenspiel, the Opera House and Hofbräuhaus. • Oberammergau Visit the Passion Play village. • Neuschwanstein Horse and carriage ride to visit King Ludwig’s fairytale castle. • Innsbruck Orientation includes the Golden Roof, the Hofburg Palace, the Olympic ski-jump and St. Jakob’s Cathedral. • Berchtesgaden Visit the Bavarian Alpine resort. • Salzburg Sightseeing includes the Domplatz, Mozart’s birthplace and some of ‘The Sound of Music’ locations. • Mondsee Visit the church where Captain Von Trapp and Maria were married in the film ‘The Sound of Music’. • Wachau Valley See the ornate Melk Abbey. • Vienna View the Imperial Boulevards, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Hofburg, Opera and Parliament on your city sightseeing. • Mayerling Hear the tragic story of Prince Rudolph and his mistress and visit Heiligenkreuz Abbey.

Dining Highlights • 9 hot buffet breakfasts. • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in Munich including welcome drinks and a light meal. n 1 three-course dinner. n B Be My Guest dinner at a local Gasthof in Salzburg. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Vienna.

*DAY 1 DEPART CANADA Overnight flight to Munich.

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DAY 2 ARRIVE MUNICH (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Munich. Relax after check-in and later enjoy an evening orientation drive including views of the Olympic Stadium. This evening, meet for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travelers and Travel Director. (WR) Hotel: Hilton Munich City (SF) DAY 3 MUNICH SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE Munich is a lively, prosperous medieval city – a perfect blend of traditional and modern. See the sights during your morning orientation including the Hofbräuhaus, Marienplatz, Ludwigstrasse and the majestic Opera House. Spend free time afterwards exploring on your own. Visit galleries and museums, shop for souvenirs or consider an optional excursion to the infamous Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. This evening you might like to join your companions for a night out at a local beer hall. (BB) DAY 4 MUNICH – OBERAMMERGAU – NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE – INNSBRUCK (2 NIGHTS) In Oberammergau, see the theater where the Passion play has been performed every decade since 1634 when Europe was gripped by plague. Drive into the scenic Bavarian mountains and arrive by horse and carriage at Neuschwanstein Castle. Experience a guided tour of this fortress, built in the 19th century for King Ludwig on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau. Arrive later at the famous town of Innsbruck where you will enjoy dinner at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Grauer Bär (F) DAY 5 INNSBRUCK SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE Your orientation includes views of the Wilten Basilica, Golden Roof and the Hofburg Palace. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please.

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • Airport transfers are provided on Day 2 and Day 11. Conditions apply, see departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo.

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Explore medieval lanes, visit world-class museums and Hapsburg palaces or simply relax and admire this dazzling city set against a spectacular Alpine backdrop. Tonight you might like to see a traditional Tyrolean folklore show. (BB) DAY 6 INNSBRUCK – BERCHTESGADEN – SALZBURG (2 NIGHTS) Continue through the picturesque valley of the River Inn and pass the Wilder Kaiser Mountain. Visit the National Park of Berchtesgaden, featuring awe-inspiring mountains. Continue on to Salzburg. (BB) Hotel: Holiday Inn (F)

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C$40

D *Air Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 20–21. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 2 from Munich Airport will operate at 10.00am and 1.00pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Vienna Airport at 8.00am and 9.30am.

salt deposits brought great wealth to the area. Continue via the Wachau Valley and arrive later in Vienna. (BB) Hotel: Am Konzerthaus (F)

Salzburg Old Town

DAY 7 SALZBURG SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE 5 B See the city’s sights with your Local Guide including the Getreidegasse, Salzburg Cathedral, Mozart’s birthplace and many of the locations used in the film ‘The Sound of Music’. Afterwards, discover the delights of Salzburg for yourself. Visit a museum or go shopping for souvenirs. This evening, enjoy a Be My Guest dinner at a local Gasthof. (BB BG) DAY 8 SALZBURG – VIENNA (3 NIGHTS) View the Church in Mondsee where the marriage of Captain Von Trapp and Maria was filmed for ‘The Sound of Music’. Traverse the Salzkammergut, a picturesque region of mountains and lakes, whose

DAY 10 VIENNA – AT LEISURE F Spend the day as you wish. Why not explore museums, palaces, galleries, cafés, memorials to famous composers and parks? Vienna has it all. This evening, join your traveling companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) DAY 11 VIENNA – CANADA D Say goodbye to your newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable vacation. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

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DAY 9 VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND VIENNA WOODS EXCURSION 5 Your Local Guide reveals the city’s major landmarks and palaces during your included morning sightseeing tour. The Imperial Boulevards lead to views of the Opera House, the Hofburg Palace, the Parliament and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The magic continues with a walking tour through the oldest parts of the city near ‘Am Hof’. Free time is an opportunity to indulge in famous pastries like the delicious Sacher Torte. This afternoon, your Local Guide will take you to on a scenic drive to Mayerling in the Vienna Woods. Stop to visit 12th Century Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz and view the hunting lodge where Crown Prince Rudolph and his young mistress died tragically in 1898. (BB)

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Highlights of Austria, Slovenia and Croatia Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Visit a local family at their simple and charming rustic home or konoba. Enjoy a delicious and authentic meal cooked under a clay bell. Take home memories of your friendly hosts on Hvar Island as well as the beauty of the surrounding countryside. • 5 Local Guide in in Vienna, Ljubljana, Plitvice, Split, Hvar Island and Zagreb. • m Small Group Sightseeing In Dubrovnik, enjoy an expert guided walking tour with a group size of no more than 25 guests. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

Sightseeing Highlights • Vienna Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the Hofburg, Opera, Parliament, St Stephen’s Cathedral and Stadtpark. • Graz View the galleried courtyards, clock tower and Renaissance ‘Landhaus’. • Lake Bled Orientation of this beautiful resort. • Ljubljana Sightseeing tour with Local Guide includes views of the Opera House, Castle and Cathedral. • Plitvice National Park See the waterfalls and lakes of this UNESCO World Heritage site with your Local Guide. • Split Visit Jupiter’s Temple and the Diocletian’s Palace with your Local Guide. • Hvar Island Visit the 16th Century Cathedral and the Loggia with your Local Guide • Dubrovnik Sightseeing tour with your Local Guide includes a walk along the city ramparts and a visit of the Old City. See the Rector’s Palace, Onofrio’s fountain and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries. • Zagreb Sightseeing tour with your Local Guide includes views of the Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace, St Mark’s Church, and the Opera House.

Dining Highlights • 13 hot buffet breakfasts. • B Be My Guest Luncheon with wine in a charmingly rustic shepherd’s village on Hvar Island. • 7 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in Vienna including welcome drinks and a light meal. n 4 three-course dinners. n F Highlight Dinner with wine in Dubrovnik. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Zagreb.

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• Includes all First Class highlights as featured on page 8. • Ferry to the Island of Hvar in the Adriatic Sea and return to mainland. • Airport transfers are provided on Day 2 and Day 15. Conditions apply, see departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation.

Hvar Island, Croatia *DAY 1 DEPART CANADA Overnight flight to Vienna.

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DAY 2 ARRIVE VIENNA (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Vienna! Spend the afternoon relaxing or take a stroll. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive. This will be the perfect introduction to this magical city! (WR) Hotel: Hilton Danube (SF) DAY 3 VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 Admire Vienna’s sights as you drive along the Imperial Boulevards with your Local Guide. See the Opera House, Parliament, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Palace. Explore the oldest parts of the city near ‘Am Hof’ on your walking tour. Spend time sightseeing on your own or join an excursion to nearby Bratislava. Tonight, consider enjoying a concert of Viennese music. (BB) DAY 4 VIENNA – GRAZ – LAKE BLED (2 NIGHTS) South towards the Semmering Pass, stop to view the galleried courtyards and famous clock tower at Graz. Continue via the beautiful Austrian Riviera and cross the Karawanken Mountains to the Slovenian border. Arrive later in Lake Bled, an earthly paradise and your home for the next two nights. A beautiful glacial lake in the Julian Alps, Lake Bled is a picturesque and serene escape set amid forests and mountains. (BB D) Hotel: Park Hotel (F) DAY 5 LAKE BLED FREE TIME See this picturesque resort during your orientation. Spend the rest of the day as you please, or take a relaxing optional cruise on the glassy lake. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB) DAY 6 LAKE BLED – LJUBLJANA – PLITVICE LAKES 5 It is only a short drive to Ljubljana where your Local Guide shows you the sights, including the Opera house, Cathedral, National Museum and Castle, and Three Bridges Square. Drive south to the Croatian border near Karlovac, and through the forested National Park of Plitvice. Admire the waterfalls and lakes of this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site on your walking tour with your Local Guide. See 16 lakes of crystal clear water in many colorful shades of green, grey and blue which are linked by spectacular waterfalls. (BB D) Hotel: Eko Hotel (F)/Jezero (F) DAY 7 PLITVICE LAKES – SPLIT – HVAR ISLAND (3 NIGHTS) 5 Travel through scenic Croatian countryside to Split, the largest city in Dalmatia. Meet your Local Guide for a fascinating tour of the UNESCO World Heritage site Diocletian’s Palace. Visit the substructions, Cathedral and the Baptistery of Split, once the Temple of Jupiter, and more! Later, travel to the beautiful island of Hvar for a relaxing three night stay. (BB D) Hotel: Amfora (F)

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DAY 8 TO DAY 9 HVAR SIGHTSEEING B Enjoy an included excursion on the island of Hvar to see the 16th century cathedral and loggia built by the Venetian architect Sanmicheli. Enjoy a very special Be My Guest dining experience in a family home in a rustic shepherd’s village overlooking the Adriatic. On your second day relax, sightsee or cruise to one of the other islands. (BB BG BB) DAY 10 HVAR ISLAND – DUBROVNIK (3 NIGHTS) Today drive along the coast to Dubrovnik – Pearl of the Adriatic. The scenery is spectacular! (BB) Hotel: Ariston (SF)

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GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to

C$385 p.p. C$289 p.p. C$193 p.p.

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C$193 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount Single Room Supplement 27 Jun - 22 Aug 13 02 May - 16 May 13 and 19 Sep - 26 Sep 13 All other departures

C$350 C$1120 C$810 C$920

Triple Room Reduction

C$70

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 88.

D *Air Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 20–21. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 2 from Vienna Airport will operate at 9.00am, 12.00pm and 3.00pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Zagreb Airport at 7.00am and 11.30am.

DAY 13 DUBROVNIK – ZAGREB (2 NIGHTS) Your Croatian adventure continues as you head north to the capital Zagreb, your home for the next two nights! Dine this evening at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: The Westin (SF) DAY 14 ZAGREB SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME F 5 Zagreb is a traditional medieval European city with a wealth of historic monuments. Your Local Guide shows you the highlights including the upper and lower town, the majestic Cathedral, Archbishop’s Palace, St. Marks Church and the Opera House. Spend free time exploring the winding streets of the old town or consider an excursion into the surrounding countryside. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner celebration. (BB FD)

Ljubljana, Slovenia

DAY 11 TO DAY 12 DUBROVNIK SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME m F You have two full days to experience the delights of this stunning medieval city! On the first day, enjoy a Small Group Sightseeing walking tour of the main sights. Admire the Rector’s Palace, the city walls, Onofrio’s fountain and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries. Spend free time relaxing, exploring the lively market, or perhaps enjoy lunch at a seaside restaurant. Consider joining an optional excursion to Montenegro to see the only fjord in southern Europe and the 2,500 year old town of Budva. Your Travel Director will be happy to advise how best to use your free time. Tonight, enjoy a Highlight Dinner of regional cuisine at a local restaurant. (BB HD BB)

Please note: Your coach returns to Vienna from Zagreb on Day 15. You are welcome to use this complimentary transfer. Drop-off in Vienna will be the Trafalgar Vienna hotel and not at the airport. Arrival will be approximately 6.00pm, depending on traffic conditions. Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this vacation. Please speak to your travel agent at the time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Visas cannot be issued at borders in Europe. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

AT LEISURE : EUROPE

DAY 15 ZAGREB – CANADA D Say farewell to your companions as this memorable vacation comes to an end. Transfers are available to Zagreb Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Bohemian Highlights Wawel Hill, Krakow

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Receive a warm welcome from a local family who have lived on the outskirts of Budapest for many generations. Involved in the production of wine, the family will share some of their history and you will be served delicious food and enjoy fantastic hospitality. • 5 Local Guide in Berlin, Warsaw, Budapest, Vienna and Prague. • m Small Group Sightseeing In Krakow, enjoy an expert guided visit to the medieval Old Town with a group size of no more than 25 guests to enhance your experience. • l Unique Insight Enjoy priority access to the Berlin TV Tower with fantastic 360° views of the city. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Specialty Visit the Pilsner Urquell Brewery founded in 1842.

Sightseeing Highlights • Frankfurt Orientation includes the Old Town. • Leipzig Orientation of this historical city. • Berlin Sightseeing includes views of the Reichstag, Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard and the German State Opera House. • Warsaw See the Old Town and site of the Warsaw Ghetto. • Czestochowa Visit the monastery of Jasna Gora. • Auschwitz Visit the concentration camp. • Krakow See the Cathedral and Royal Castle on Wawel Hill. Visit Mariacki Church and the Cloth Hall. • Budapest View the Chain Bridge and visit the UNESCO-listed Castle Hill district and Fisherman’s Bastion. • Györ Visit the Baroque town center. • Vienna Sightseeing includes views of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Hofburg, Imperial Boulevards and Parliament. • Tabor Visit one-time headquarters of the Hussites. • Prague Visit St. Vitus Cathedral and the old town square. • Pilsen Visit a famous brewery and see the Škoda plant.

Dining Highlights • 14 hot buffet breakfasts. • 7 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in Frankfurt including welcome drinks and a light meal. n 3 three-course dinners in hotels. n F Highlight Dinner with wine in Warsaw. n B Be My Guest Dinner of seasonal Hungarian specialties and regional wine in a family-run restaurant near Budapest. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Frankfurt.

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• Includes all First Class highlights as featured on page 8. • High-speed train from Berlin to Warsaw. • Frankfurt airport transfers are provided on Day 2 and Day 16. Conditions apply. See the departure panel on page opposite.

*DAY 1 DEPART CANADA D Overnight flight to Frankfurt. DAY 2 ARRIVE FRANKFURT (OFFENBACH) E Welcome to Frankfurt! Check-in this afternoon and enjoy an orientation drive through this fascinating city. Meet your Travel Director and companions later for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton Offenbach (F) DAY 3 FRANKFURT – LEIPZIG – BERLIN (2 NIGHTS) Travel through Saxony to the bustling town of Leipzig which was once of the major cities of the former East Germany. Until his death, this city was also home to composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Continue through to Berlin, a contrasting city with a rich and varied history. (BB) Hotel: Hilton (SF) DAY 4 BERLIN SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE l 5 This morning enjoy a Unique Insight experience with fantastic 360° views of the city from the Berlin TV Tower. See the Reichstag, Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard and the German State Opera House with a Local Guide during your included sightseeing tour. Spend free time afterwards shopping for souvenirs and exploring this captivating city! (BB) DAY 5 BERLIN – HIGH-SPEED TRAIN – WARSAW (2 NIGHTS) Take a high-speed train across the central plains to the Polish capital, Warsaw. After dinner this evening, you might like to explore the city’s nightlife or treat yourself to a Chopin recital. (BB D) Hotel: Westin (Deluxe) DAY 6 WARSAW SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE F 5 Admire Warsaw’s historic center including the Old Town during your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. Visit the site of the Warsaw Ghetto, shockingly evoked in Polanski’s award-winning film, ‘The Pianist’. Explore the city on your own during your free time. Consider a visit to the Wilanow Palace, a priceless testimony to the splendor of Poland’s past. Join your companions this evening for a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant. (BB HD) DAY 7 WARSAW – CZESTOCHOWA – AUSCHWITZ – KRAKOW (2 NIGHTS) Visit the 14th-century Jasna Gora Monastery at Czestochowa. This is Poland’s greatest place of pilgrimage and home of Black Madonna of Czestochowa, Jasna Gora’s most precious treasure. Later, your visit to the concentration camp at Auschwitz is a sobering reminder of the atrocities of World War II. Tonight, dine at your hotel in the medieval city of Krakow. (BB D) Hotel: Park Inn (F) DAY 8 KRAKOW SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE m This morning, consider joining an excursion to the Wieliczka Salt mine, one of the world’s oldest salt mines still in operation and home to an

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entire chapel carved from the rock salt as well as dozens of sculptures. Enjoy a Small Group Sightseeing walking tour of the medieval Old Town and visit the Cloth Hall and Mariacki Church. See Wawel Castle and enjoy panoramic views of the city from Wawel Hill. Relax this afternoon or explore the Market Square and city on your own. This evening, perhaps enjoy an evening of Folklore? (BB) DAY 9 KRAKOW – SLOVAKIA – BUDAPEST (2 NIGHTS) Drive south into the foothills of the Tatra Mountains and across the border into Slovakia. Admire the changing landscapes as you continue into Hungary. Arrive later at the majestic capital Budapest. (BB) Hotel: Ramada Plaza (SF) DAY 10 BUDAPEST SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE 5 B Built on the banks of the romantic River Danube, Budapest is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide features views of the famous Chain Bridge, the UNESCO-listed Castle Hill district and a visit to the Fisherman’s Bastion for superb views of the Parliament and Danube. Afterwards, explore on your own or perhaps take a trip to Szentendre, a charming town popular with artists. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a special Be My Guest dinner at a family-run restaurant and winery on the outskirts of the city. (BB BG) DAY 11 BUDAPEST – GYÖR – VIENNA (2 NIGHTS) Cross the Transdanubia region - dotted with orchards and vineyards - to Györ. Visit this Roman town, which has retained much of its medieval and baroque charm. Arrive later in Vienna, your home for the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Danube (SF)/Hilton Am Stadpark (SF) DAY 12 VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE 5 From the Parliament building to the Hofburg, the State Opera House to St. Stephen’s Cathedral, admire the city’s imperial elegance on your included sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. Your guide also takes you on a walking tour through ‘Am Hof’, Vienna’s oldest and most secret quarter. Spend free time sightseeing on your own or shop on the fashionable Kärntnerstrasse. This evening, why not join an optional excursion and dine at a lively ‘Heurigen’ inn. (BB) DAY 13 VIENNA – TABOR – PRAGUE (2 NIGHTS) North into the Czech Republic, visit Tabor, once the headquarters of the 15th century religious reformer, John Huss. Arrive later in the capital Prague, a lively hub of art and culture. (BB D) Hotel: Andels (SF) DAY 14 PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE 5 Your Local Guide explains the history of Prague during your guided sightseeing tour. Visit the impressive St. Vitus Cathedral, which is set inside the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle. Cross the Vltava River to the cobble stoned old town square and view the Astronomical Clock. Spend time afterwards seeing more sights or perhaps enjoy a cruise on the Vltava river. (BB)

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GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to

C$310 p.p. C$232 p.p. C$155 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

C$155 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$300

Single Room Supplement

C$820

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 88. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 2 from Frankfurt Airport will operate at 9.30am, 12.00pm and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Frankfurt Airport at 8.00am and 10.00am.

D *Air Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 20–21. DAY 15 PRAGUE – PILSEN – FRANKFURT (OFFENBACH) I F In Pilsen, see the Škoda factory and enjoy an included visit to a famous pilsner brewery for a demonstration of the brewing process and a tasting. Continue west across the German border before arriving in Frankfurt for your final night. Tonight, celebrate with your traveling companions at a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) Hotel: Sheraton Offenbach (F) DAY 16 FRANKFURT – CANADA D Say farewell to your new found friends at the end of your memorable vacation. Transfers are available to Frankfurt Airport. Conditions apply. (BB) Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

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Prague, Vienna & Budapest Fisherman’s Bastion, Budapest

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Receive a warm welcome from a local family who have lived on the outskirts of Budapest for many generations. Involved in the production of wine, the family will share some of their history and you will be served delicious food and enjoy fantastic hospitality. • 5 Local Guide in Vienna and Budapest. • m Small Group Sightseeing In Prague, enjoy an expert guided walking tour with a group size of no more than 25 guests. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

Sightseeing Highlights • Prague Visit St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle and the Old Town Square. See Charles Bridge. • Bratislava View the Presidential Palace and the quaint Old Town. • Vienna Guided tour to see the Parliament, Hofburg Palace, the Opera House and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. • Esztergom See the cathedral, Castle Hill and St. Tamas Hill. • Budapest View the Chain Bridge and visit the UNESCO-listed Castle Hill district and Fisherman’s Bastion.

Dining Highlights • 9 hot buffet breakfasts. • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in Prague including welcome drinks and a light meal. n F Highlight Dinner with wine in Vienna at a traditional ‘Heurigen’ wine tavern. n B Be My Guest Dinner of seasonal Hungarian specialties and regional wine in a family-run restaurant near Budapest. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Budapest.

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • Airport transfers are provided on Day 2 and Day 11. Conditions apply, see departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo.

*DAY 1 DEPART CANADA Overnight flight to Prague.

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DAY 2 ARRIVE PRAGUE (3 NIGHTS) E 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 traveling companions and Travel Director. (WR) Hotel: President (SF) DAY 3 PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE m Explore Prague’s rich cultural and economic history during your Small Group Sightseeing guided walk. 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) DAY 4 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 theater show. (BB) DAY 5 PRAGUE – BRATISLAVA – VIENNA (3 NIGHTS) Traveling south from Prague you see Brno, site of Napoleon’s headquarters for the Battle of Austerlitz, his greatest victory. Pass the Presidential Palace and the quaint Old Town in Bratislava, capital of the Slovak Republic. Crossing into Austria you arrive in the imperial city of Vienna. Tonight, you might consider a walk through Prater Park with a ride on the big wheel immortalized in the film The Third Man. (BB) Hotel: Am Konzerthaus (F)

Austrian Sacher Torte

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Duration: 11 Days Price from: C$2050

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3 BUDAPEST

HUNGARY ITALY SLOVENIA CROATIA Overnight stays

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DAY 6 VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE F 5 View the Hofburg Palace, the official residence of the President of Austria and former home of the Hapsburg Dynasty on your included sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. View the Parliament Buildings and the magnificent Opera House, dating from the mid-19th century. View St. Stephen’s Cathedral, its ornately patterned roof bearing the imperial emblem of the Hapsburgs. Spend the afternoon exploring the city. Tonight, experience a Highlight Dinner featuring Viennese specialties at a Heurigen, a local wine tavern near Vienna. (BB HD)

Prague

Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to

C$210 p.p. C$157 p.p. C$105 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

C$105 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$200

Single Room Supplement

C$770

Triple Room Reduction

C$30

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 88.

D *Air Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 20–21. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 2 from Prague Airport will operate at 9.00am, 11.00am and 1.00pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Budapest Airport at 7.00am and 11.00am.

DAY 9 BUDAPEST SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE 5 B Your Local Guide 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 Be My Guest dinner of authentic cuisine at a local family-run restaurant and winery on the outskirts of the city. (BB BG)

DAY 11 BUDAPEST – CANADA D Say goodbye to your companions and Travel Director after an unforgettable vacation. Transfers are provided to Budapest airport. Conditions apply. (BB) DAY 7 VIENNA AT LEISURE Organize 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) DAY 8 VIENNA – ESZTERGOM – BUDAPEST (3 NIGHTS) 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: Hilton West End (SF)

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

AT LEISURE : EUROPE

DAY 10 BUDAPEST AT LEISURE F 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 vacation with your fellow travelers at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB FD)

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Wonders of St. Petersburg & Moscow Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest This is a unique opportunity to meet and chat with the locals at the Theater of Youth in the center of St. Petersburg. You will be welcomed by the Theater Director and taken on a short visit. See short dances on the stage by students and enjoy drinks and canapés in one of the beautiful theater halls. The money contributed by Trafalgar to the Theater on your behalf will be used to promote the theatrical and dance education of the young people of St Petersburg – future Nureyevs and the like! • 5 Local Guide in St. Petersburg and Moscow. • m Small Group Sightseeing in St. Petersburg, enjoy an expertly guided tour of the Hermitage Museum with a group size of no more than 25 guests. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

Sightseeing Highlights

Hermitage, St. Petersburg *DAY 1 DEPART CANADA D Overnight flight to St. Petersburg. DAY 2 ARRIVE ST. PETERSBURG (4 NIGHTS) E Welcome to the magnificent city of St. Petersburg! Relax and unwind after your journey. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers this evening for a Welcome Reception with a light dinner at your hotel. Then a short evening orientation drive will be the perfect introduction to this magnificent city. (WR) Hotel: Sokos Olympia Gardens (F) DAY 3 ST. PETERSBURG SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE 5 m B Admire the landmarks of St. Petersburg during your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. View the Tsar’s Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great. Explore the Peter and Paul Fortress on your included visit. Your time in St. Petersburg also includes a Small Group Sightseeing visit to the Hermitage Museum to see some of the world’s largest and most valuable art collections. The Hermitage occupies five impressive

• St. Petersburg View the Winter Palace, St Isaac’s Cathedral and Nevsky Prospekt. Visit St Peter and Paul Fortress with a Local Guide. • Moscow See Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral & the Kremlin Walls with your Local Guide.

Dining Highlights • 7 hot buffet breakfasts. • B Be My Guest Drinks and canapés in a beautiful St. Petersburg theater hall. • 2 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in St. Petersburg including welcome drinks and a light meal. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Moscow.

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • High-speed train journey between St. Petersburg and Moscow. • Rail service is reserved in standard class. • Porterage is included at train stations. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • Airport transfers are provided on Day 2 and Day 9. Conditions apply, see departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo.

Moscow Underground Station

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FINLAND Duration: 9 Days Price from: C$2125 Gulf of Finland

4

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ESTONIA

High-speed Train

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2125 2125 2125 2125 2125

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2150 2150 2150 2150

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2125 2125

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2125

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buildings on the banks of the River Neva in the heart of St. Petersburg. Featuring over 3 million artefacts, the collection represents the development of world culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20th century. This evening enjoy a unique Be My Guest dining experience. (BB BG)

Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to

C$227 p.p. C$170 p.p. C$113 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

C$113 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$210

Single Room Supplement

C$490

Triple Room Reduction For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 88.

C$160

D *Air Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 20–21. Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this vacation. Please speak to your Travel Agent at the time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 2 from St. Petersburg Airport will operate at 11.30am, 2.30pm and 5.00pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport at 5.00am and 11.00am and at Moscow Domodedovo Airport at 5.00am and 1.00pm

train trip towards the Russian capital. Arrive later in Moscow, your home for the next three nights. An ancient city full of remarkable architecture and monuments to fallen heroes and victorious battles, Moscow is a cauldron of creativity and culture. The capital of Russia and the largest city in Europe, its metropolitan area is vast. Located on the Moskva River, Moscow is the country’s political, economic, religious and financial hub, and home to the largest number of billionaires in the world! (BB) Hotel: Marriott Tverskaya (SF)

DAY 4 ST. PETERSBURG AT LEISURE Today is a full day at leisure to explore the city further. This evening, perhaps visit a theater to see a Russian folklore show. (BB) DAY 5 ST. PETERSBURG AT LEISURE Consider joining an excursion to visit the fabulous gardens and spectacular fountains of Peter the Great’s summer residence at Petrodvorets. (BB) DAY 6 ST. PETERSBURG – HIGH SPEED TRAIN – MOSCOW (3 NIGHTS) After a hearty Russian breakfast enjoy some free time before taking a

DAY 8 MOSCOW AT LEISURE F Today is a full day at leisure to explore the city further. Consider visiting one of the city’s museums or take an optional excursion to Zagorsk, the largest religious and cultural center in Russia. Tonight celebrate with your Travel Director and traveling companions at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB FD) DAY 9 MOSCOW – CANADA D Say goodbye to this unique country at the end of a remarkable vacation of discovery. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

AT LEISURE : EUROPE

River Neva, St. Petersburg

DAY 7 MOSCOW SIGHTSEEING 5 Marvel at Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin Walls during your guided sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. Afterwards, there is plenty of time to shop for souvenirs and explore on your own. (BB)

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Egypt, Cairo & Sharm el Sheikh Sharm el Sheik

Sightseeing Highlights • Memphis See the Ramses II statue and the Alabaster Sphinx. • Sakkara View the Step Pyramid, the oldest in the ancient world. • Giza See the Great Pyramids and the Great Sphinx. • Cairo Visit the Citadel, Alabaster Mosque, the Hanging Church of St. Mary and the Egyptian Museum. • Sharm el-Sheikh Time at this Red Sea Resort.

Dining Highlights • 8 buffet breakfasts. • F Highlight Dinner star-gazing in the desert.

First Class Highlights • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats. • Flight from Cairo to Sharm el-Sheikh. • Flight from Sharm el-Sheikh to Cairo. • The services of a professional English speaking Egyptologist in Cairo. • Airport transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in a Cairo hotel booked by Trafalgar. • J Audio Headsets Provided in Cairo to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo.

* DAY 1 DEPART CANADA Overnight flight to Cairo.

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DAY 2 ARRIVE CAIRO (3 NIGHTS) Welcome to Cairo! You are met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Relax after check-in or take a stroll through the city’s ancient, bustling streets. The rest of your day is at leisure. Hotel: Ramses Hilton (MD) DAY 3 CAIRO SIGHTSEEING In Memphis, see the limestone Colossus of Ramses II and the giant Alabaster Sphinx. Visit Sakkara, a vast burial ground featuring numerous pyramids including the world famous Step Pyramid. Finish at Giza, home to the Great Pyramids and the enigmatic Great Sphinx. (BB) DAY 4 CAIRO SIGHTSEEING Built to protect the city from Crusaders and home to Egypt’s rulers for 700 years, Cairo’s ancient Citadel is magnificent. View the Alabaster Mosque’s ornate interior and explore the Hanging Church of St. Mary. Visit the Egyptian Museum featuring a wealth of treasures, including Tutankhamun’s famous gold mask. This evening, you might like to watch the Sound and Light show at the Pyramids. (BB) DAY 5 CAIRO − SHARM EL-SHEIKH (4 NIGHTS) D This morning, transfer to the airport for the short flight to Sharm el-Sheikh. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. You are free for the rest of the day to explore this charming town located on the Red Sea. (BB) Hotel: Maritim Jolie Ville (MD) DAY 6 SHARM EL-SHEIKH SIGHTSEEING F A major resort on Egypt’s sparkling Red Sea Riviera, Sharm el-Sheikh features pristine sandy beaches, crystal blue sea, sizzling temperatures and breathtaking views of the Sinai Mountains. This evening, experience a special stargazing Highlight Dinner in a tent in the desert. After a buffet of local specialities, an astronomer gives a short talk on the stars and planets visible at the time. (BB HD) Pyramids at Giza

OPTIONAL JORDAN EXPERIENCE From C$1560 per person sharing a twin room.

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Why not extend your vacation by joining the five day Jordan Experience. On Day 9 of ESHAA you will fly from Sharm el Sheikh to Amman to pick up the Jordan Experience. See our website or First Class brochure for full itinerary details.

AMMAN

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DAY 7 TO DAY 8 FREE TIME Enjoy your time in this beautiful resort. Maybe snorkel to explore the coral reef or marvel at the underwater world from a glass-bottomed boat. Haggle for souvenirs in the bazaars or just relax and gaze across the Red Sea. (BB/BB) DAY 9 SHARM EL-SHEIKH - CAIRO D This morning transfer to the airport for the short flight to Cairo. Or you may wish to fly to Luxor to join either the 4 or 7 night Nile Cruise. Or to Amman to join the Jordan Experience with a possible extension to the Dead Sea. (BB) Hotel: Fairmont Heliopolis (SF) DAY 10 CAIRO – CANADA D Bid farewell to Egypt this morning. Transfers are available, conditions apply. (BB)

Single Room Supplement 10 Apr 13 - 26 Jun 13 & 24 Jul 13 - 25 Sep 13 All other departures

C$460 C$520

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 88. Please note: Guaranteed room share and triple rooms are not available.

D *Air Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See pages 20–21. The above prices include internal airfares and are accurate as of July 2012. For up-to-date pricing, please visit our website. Airport transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in a Cairo hotel booked by Trafalgar.

OPTIONAL 4 OR 7 NIGHT NILE CRUSE Extend your vacation by joining a four or seven night Nile cruise. 4 night Nile Cruise from C$1215 per person sharing a twin cabin. Single supplement available from C$230. 7 night Nile Cruise from C$1490 per person sharing a twin cabin. Single supplement available from C$360.

Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this trip, please speak with your Travel Agent at time of booking to assess your specific requirements.

On Day 9 of ESHAA you will fly from Sharm el Sheik to Luxor to embark on your chosen Nile cruise adventure.

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

For full details of the four night Nile cruise itinerary, see the Best of Egypt, Day 3 – 7, in our First Class brochure or visit our website. For full details of the seven night Nile cruise itinerary, see the Wonders of Ancient Egypt, Day 4 – 11, in our First Class brochure or visit our website. After disembarkation from your Nile Cruise, join your included flight to Cairo for a final night in the capital.

Red Sea, Sharm el-Sheikh

AT LEISURE : EUROPE & EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

Giza Province

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Greek Island Hopper Santorini

Insider Experiences

* DAY 1 DEPART CANADA Overnight flight to Athens.

• 5 Local Guide in Athens • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

Sightseeing Highlights • Athens Visit the Acropolis and view the Parthenon. See the Agora, Royal Palace and Temple of Zeus. View Hadrian’s Arch and the 1896 Olympic stadium. • Mykonos Orientation of the port and Mykonos town includes a walk along the narrow cobbled streets. Your Travel Director will provide information on beaches and sightseeing opportunities. • Santorini Orientation of the town of Fira with a walk to enjoy the views over the caldera. Your Travel Director will provide information on beaches and sightseeing opportunities.

Dining Highlights • 9 buffet breakfasts • 3 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with a light meal and drinks with your Trafalgar Local Host in Athens. n F Highlight Dinner in Mykonos. n F Highlight Dinner in Santorini.

First Class Highlights • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included (excluding all ferries and flights where baggage handling is the guests responsibility). • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats. • High-speed ferry from Athens to Mykonos. • High-speed ferry from Mykonos to Santorini. • Flight from Santorini to Athens. • Airport transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Athens hotel booked by Trafalgar. • J Audio Headsets Provided in Athens to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo.

DAY 2 ARRIVE ATHENS (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Athens! Transfer to your hotel on arrival. Unwind after your journey or take time to explore this ancient city. Later, meet with your fellow travelers and your Trafalgar Local Host for a Welcome Reception including a welcome drink and a light meal. (WR) Hotel: Metropolitan Hotel (MD) DAY 3 ATHENS SIGHTSEEING 5 Your amazing sightseeing tour with your Local Guide starts with a visit to see the Parthenon on the Acropolis, one of the most famous monuments in the world. A sacred site since Mycenaen times, Athenians worshipped their deities in temples at the Acropolis. See the Panathinaiko Olympic stadium, the Evzone guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier plus other wondrous sights including the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. The rest of the day is free for you to explore on your own or shop. (BB) DAY 4 ATHENS – MYKONOS (3 NIGHTS) F Board your ferry at the port of Piraeus for a spectacular cruise to the Cycladic Island of Mykonos, playground of the rich and famous! Transfer to your hotel with an orientation on arrival, then spend free time admiring unique windmills, narrow winding pathways and tempting boutiques. Join your fellow travelers this evening for a Highlight Dinner of local traditional cuisine. Afterwards, don’t miss the opportunity to experience the diverse nightlife on this vibrant island! (BB HD) Hotel: Petinos / Akroyali / Manoulas (F)

REF: FGIH - Greek Island Hopper

DAY 5 TO DAY 6 MYKONOS – FREE TIME You have two glorious days to spend exploring Mykonos! The most cosmopolitan of all the Greek islands, Mykonos is also well-known for its splendid beaches. This glittering, glamorous destination features an old town that is packed with charm, where whitewashed cubic houses with blue wooden shutters and balconies line labyrinthine cobbled streets. Notable landmarks include the picturesque waterside area of Little Venice, the 18th century Church of the Paraportiani, the Archaelogical Museum and the Aegean Maritime Museum. In Greek mythology Mykonos was the site of a battle between Zeus and the Titans, and named in honor of Apollo’s grandson. Don’t forget to swim in the sparkling sea and enjoy cocktails at a waterfront restaurant! For sightseeing further afield, take a trip to Delos, believed by the ancients to be the birthplace of Artemis and Apollo, where you will find many interesting temples and sanctuaries. (BB BB)

For an exciting family version of this itinerary with fun family activities & inclusions please see our 2013 Family Experiences brochure or www.trafalgar.com.

DAY 7 MYKONOS – SANTORINI (3 NIGHTS) F A short ferry ride brings you to the beautiful island of Santorini, your home for the next three days. Transfer to your hotel with an orientation

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on arrival and spend free time exploring Santorini, also known as Thera. Comprising of a small circular archipelago of volcanic islands in the southern Aegean Sea, Santorini is all that remains of an enormous volcanic explosion. The island’s spectacular physical beauty coupled with its dynamic nightlife makes it one of Europe’s most popular hotspots. Tonight, join your companions for a Highlight Dinner of delicious Greek cuisine. (BB HD) Hotel: El Greco / Kalisti Thira (F) DAY 8 TO DAY 9 SANTORINI FREE TIME Santorini offers a wealth of exciting things to do, or you might like to simply spend your time relaxing in the sun! Wander down winding cobbled streets full of whitewashed houses, admire breathtaking views across the caldera and stunning sunsets. For sightseeing, visit the Folklore Museum, the Naval Museum or discover Cycladic architecture. Santorini makes some of the Greek islands’ best wines so perhaps take a tour of a winery and taste some for yourself. Consider a ride in a caique to the volcanic island of Nea Kamini to swim in the hot springs. Embrace the magic of Santorini! (BB BB)

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C$123 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount Single Room Supplement 25 Apr 13 - 28 May 13 & 1-4 Oct 13 30 Jun - 29 Aug 13 All other departures Triple Room Reduction 30 Jun 13 - 29 Aug 13 All other departures

C$225 C$720 C$1000 C$760 C$260 C$100

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 88. Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

D * Air Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See pages 20–21. 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. Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions on the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious holidays or unforeseen circumstances.

Paradise Beach, Mykonos

DAY 10 SANTORINI – ATHENS Take the short flight back to Athens this morning. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day relaxing or shopping for souvenirs. This evening you might like to celebrate with your traveling companions at a dinner to mark the end of a memorable vacation. (BB) Hotel: Metropolitan Hotel (MD) DAY 11 ATHENS – CANADA D Say goodbye to Greece and your newfound friends as you are transferred to the airport for the flight home. (BB)

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

COST SAVER

Costsaver Option: For a similar trip featuring Superior Tourist Class hotels, search for Greek Island Explorer at www.trafalgar.com or ask for Trafalgar’s 2013 CostSaver brochure.

AT LEISURE : EUROPE & EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

GREECE

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Canada’s Rockies

with optional Calgary Stampede Bow River, Banff National Park Caption

Insider Experiences • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • j Local Expert Learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife at a fun, interactive presentation in Jasper.

Sightseeing Highlights • Icefields Parkway Motor along this stunning highway. • Columbia Icefield Ride an Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier. • Jasper National Park Stay two nights in the heart of the National Park; join a narrated walk along Maligne Canyon. • Yoho National Park View the Natural Bridge, Spiral Tunnels and Emerald Lake. • Banff Spend a relaxing three nights in this famed alpine resort town. • Banff National Park Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. • Lake Louise Enjoy a guided walk along the lake. • Moraine Lake View this stunning lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks.

DAY 1 ARRIVE CALGARY E Welcome to Calgary! Get settled in at your hotel, located in the heart of downtown Calgary, and spend the afternoon relaxing or opt to explore the city. Visit the arts district or make use of easy access to public transportation to see all that Calgary has to offer. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow traveling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Delta Bow Valley (SF) DAY 2 CALGARY – ICEFIELDS PARKWAY – COLUMBIA ICEFIELD – JASPER (2 NIGHTS) j Head north along the stunning Icefields Parkway, driving beneath snowcapped peaks, and alongside thundering waterfalls and glistening glaciers. Keep an eye out for wildlife including grizzly and black bears, moose, elk and mountain goats. Upon arrival at the Columbia Icefield, board an Ice Explorer for a unique journey onto the massive Athabasca Glacier. Stay tonight in the heart of Jasper National Park where you’ll learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife at an interactive, after-dinner presentation by a Local Expert. (FB D) Hotel: Sawridge Inn Jasper (SF) DAY 3 JASPER NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE Start the day with an optional cruise on Maligne Lake before embarking on an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Rockies. Learn about one of Canada’s longest

Dining Highlights • 6 full breakfasts • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetizers and drinks with your Travel Director in Calgary n K Your Choice Dining in Banff n 1 three-course dinner n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Banff

First Class Highlights • See page 8 for all included highlights • 6 nights First Class accommodations • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 7 • L Complimentary keepsake photo • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

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underground river systems while strolling along the canyon’s trail, past beautiful waterfalls and spectacular rock formations. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you like: relish the superb vistas, stroll the quaint streets, or join one of the optional activities, which include a gentle float trip down the Athabasca River or a guided alpine excursion to Mount Edith Cavell. (FB) DAY 4 JASPER – YOHO – EMERALD LAKE – BANFF (3 NIGHTS) K Cross the Continental Divide and set out for Yoho National Park with its towering waterfalls, spectacular scenery and Natural Bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. You’ll see Emerald Lake, sparkling with the blue-green hue of a precious jewel. Immerse yourself in the natural glories of Banff, including the classic viewpoint of Surprise Corner along Tunnel Mountain Drive, spectacular Bow Falls and the wind-shaped rock formations known as hoodoos. End the day in the quintessential alpine village of Banff with a Your Choice Dining experience where you will select your dinner location from one of four Banff favorites. (FB YC) Hotel: Banff Park Lodge (F) DAY 5 LAKE LOUISE – MORAINE LAKE – BANFF AT LEISURE Ice-blue glaciers, pounding waterfalls and surging rivers dominate the landscape on the way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Banff National Park. Soon the stunning emerald and aquamarine lakes of the Rockies are revealed. Visit postcard-perfect Lake Louise and take a narrated stroll along the lakeshore to learn about the geology and history of the area. Continue on to stunning Moraine Lake, nestled in the dramatic Valley of the Ten Peaks. Spend the rest of the day as you like—perhaps ride on the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a bird’s-eye view of six mountain ranges or a river float trip down the Bow River. Tonight, if the landscape makes you feel like singing, choose a fun outing at Banff’s entertaining musical dinner. (FB) DAY 6 BANFF AT LEISURE F Today is yours to explore as you please. Browse the shops along Banff Avenue, take a hike and enjoy your spectacular setting, or be wowed by bird’s-eye views of the Rockies with an optional scenic helicopter flight over Mount Assiniboine. Your Travel Director will be happy to assist you in planning your day. This evening, join your newfound friends at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) DAY 7 BANFF – DEPART CALGARY This morning, descend from the Canadian Rockies. Upon arrival in Calgary, a complimentary transfer is provided to Calgary International Airport or the hotel in Calgary for guests extending their stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 2 p.m. (FB)

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For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. Please visit our website or contact your Travel Agent for details of great Early Payment Discounts.

W Canada’s Rockies with Calgary Stampede (DC5A). These departures feature two nights in Calgary at the Delta Bow Valley with entry to the Calgary Stampede. All prices are per person, twin share.

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

Canada’s Rockies with Calgary Stampede Reference: DC5A The Calgary Stampede takes place at the beginning of July every year. With Trafalgar, you can experience this worldfamous event on selected departures. DAY 1 ARRIVE CALGARY (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Calgary! Get settled at your hotel, and spend the afternoon relaxing or opt to explore Calgary. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow traveling companions at the hotel for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Delta Bow Valley (SF) DAY 2 CALGARY STAMPEDE Don your boots and Stetson for the world-famous Calgary Stampede, an exciting spectacle of classic rodeo events and grandstand shows. Spend the entire day at “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” Your all-day pass includes reserved seating for the world’s largest rodeo and admission to the Stampede Park, home to agricultural and livestock exhibits, live bands and an amusement park. This evening, get your adrenaline pumping at the Stampede’s thrilling chuckwagon races, in which teams of horses pull traditional chuckwagons around a racetrack. Cap off the day with a bang at the Grandstand Show, a singing and dancing musical extravaganza and fireworks display. (FB) DAY 3 TO DAY 8 Days 3-8 will operate as per Days 2-7 on the 7-Day itinerary.

WR = Welcome Reception YC = Your Choice Dining FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch / Dinner / Farewell Dinner BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Canada’s Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer with optional Calgary Stampede Insider Experiences • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • j Local Expert Learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife at a fun, interactive presentation in Jasper.

Sightseeing Highlights • Icefields Parkway Motor along this stunning highway. • Columbia Icefield Ride an Ice Explorer on Athabasca Glacier. • Jasper National Park Join a narrated walk along Maligne Canyon; spend two nights inside the National Park. • Yoho National Park View the Natural Bridge, Spiral Tunnels and Emerald Lake. • Banff Spend a relaxing three nights in this famed alpine resort town. • Banff National Park Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. • Lake Louise Enjoy a guided walk along the lake. • Moraine Lake View this stunning lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. • Rocky Mountaineer Travel from the Rockies to the Pacific coast.

Dining Highlights • 7 breakfasts: 5 full breakfasts n 2 continental breakfasts onboard the Rocky Mountaineer • 2 lunches: Onboard the Rocky Mountaineer • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetizers and drinks with your Travel Director in Calgary n K Your Choice Dining in Banff n 1 three-course dinner n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Banff

First Class Highlights • See page 8 for all included highlights • Rocky Mountaineer trail (RedLeaf Service) from Banff to Vancouver • All tips to train personnel included • 7 nights First Class accommodations • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8 • L Complimentary keepsake photo • J Audio Headsets On all guided visits and included sightseeing

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Rocky Mountaineer Caption DAY 1 ARRIVE CALGARY E Welcome to Calgary! Get settled in at your hotel, located in the heart of downtown Calgary, and spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring. Visit the arts district or make use of easy access to public transportation to see all that Calgary has to offer. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Delta Bow Valley (SF) DAY 2 CALGARY – ICEFIELDS PARKWAY – COLUMBIA ICEFIELD – JASPER (2 NIGHTS) j Head north along the stunning Icefields Parkway, driving beneath snowcapped peaks, and alongside thundering waterfalls and glistening glaciers. Keep an eye out for wildlife including grizzly and black bears, moose, elk and mountain goats. Upon arrival at the Columbia Icefield, board an Ice Explorer for a unique journey onto the massive Athabasca Glacier. Stay tonight in the heart of Jasper National Park where you’ll learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife at an interactive, after-dinner presentation by a Local Expert. (FB D) Hotel: Sawridge Inn Jasper (SF) DAY 3 JASPER NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE Start the day with an optional cruise on Maligne Lake before embarking on an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Rockies. Learn about one of Canada’s longest underground river systems while strolling along the canyon’s trail, past beautiful waterfalls and spectacular rock formations. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you like: relish the superb vistas, stroll the quaint streets, or join one of the optional activities which include a gentle float trip down the Athabasca River or a guided alpine excursion to Mount Edith Cavell. (FB) DAY 4 JASPER – YOHO – EMERALD LAKE – BANFF (3 NIGHTS) K Cross the Continental Divide and set out for Yoho National Park with its towering waterfalls, spectacular scenery and natural bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. You’ll see Emerald Lake, sparkling with the blue-green hue of a precious jewel. Immerse yourself in the natural glories of Banff, including the classic viewpoint of Surprise Corner along Tunnel Mountain Drive, spectacular Bow Falls and the wind-shaped rock formations known as hoodoos. End the day in the quintessential alpine village of Banff with a Your Choice Dining experience where you will select your dinner location from four Banff favorites. (FB YC) Hotel: Banff Park Lodge (F) DAY 5 LAKE LOUISE – MORAINE LAKE – BANFF AT LEISURE Ice-blue glaciers, pounding waterfalls and surging rivers dominate the landscape on the way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Banff National Park. Soon the stunning emerald and aquamarine lakes of the Rockies are revealed. Visit postcard-perfect Lake Louise and take a narrated stroll along the lakeshore to learn about the geology and history of the area. Continue on to stunning Moraine Lake, nestled in the dramatic Valley of the Ten Peaks. Spend the rest of the day as you like—perhaps ride on the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a bird’s-eye view of six mountain ranges or a river float trip down the Bow River. Tonight, if the landscape makes you feel like singing, choose a fun outing at Banff’s entertaining musical dinner. (FB)

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DAY 6 BANFF AT LEISURE F Today is yours to explore as you please. Browse the shops along Banff Avenue, take a hike and enjoy your spectacular setting or be wowed by aerial views of the Rockies with an optional scenic helicopter flight over Mount Assiniboine. Your Travel Director will be happy to assist you in planning your day. This evening, join your newfound friends at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) DAY 7 BANFF – ROCKY MOUNTAINEER – KAMLOOPS After bidding farewell to your Travel Director, it’s “All aboard!” the Rocky Mountaineer train in RedLeaf Service (GoldLeaf Service and SilverLeaf Service upgrades available) for a two-day independent daytime rail journey back to Vancouver. Travel through the incredible engineering feat of the Spiral Tunnels, past the glaciers of Kicking Horse Pass, under Mount McDonald and along the South Thompson River to historic Kamloops— “the meeting of the waters”—where you are transferred to your hotel. (CB L) Hotel: Assigned by Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer Train GoldLeaf Upgrade Reference: DCGD GoldLeaf Upgrade C$985 $1060 • Rocky Mountaineer train (GoldLeaf Service Upgrade) from Banff to Vancouver • Assigned seating with extended legroom in a bi-level GoldLeaf Dome Coach • Open-air viewing deck at the rear of the car • Live onboard commentary • 2 full breakfasts and 2 lunches served in the GoldLeaf dining room • Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages • First Class hotel in Kamloops • All transfers in Kamloops • Tips to train personnel included

Rocky Mountaineer Train SilverLeaf Upgrade Reference: DCSD SilverLeaf SilverLeafUpgrade UpgradeC$605 $650 • Rocky Mountaineer train (SilverLeaf Service Upgrade) from Banff to Vancouver • Single level glass domed coach with oversized windows • Roomy, reclining seats • Breakfast and lunch served at your seat (choice of entrees) • Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and snacks • Overnight accommodations in popular hotels

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For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. Please visit our website or contact your Travel Agent for details of great Early Payment Discounts. All prices are per person, twin share.

W Canada’s Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer with Calgary Stampede (DC5R, DC5S, DC5G). These departures feature two nights in Calgary at the Delta Bow Valley with entry to the Calgary Stampede.

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

DAY 8 KAMLOOPS – ROCKY MOUNTAINEER – DEPART VANCOUVER Continue your rail journey through the Thompson and Fraser Canyons. Approaching Vancouver, travel through the fertile fields of the Fraser River Valley and alongside the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains before arriving at approximately 5:30 p.m. Take a complimentary transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the hotel downtown if you want to extend your stay. The train’s arrival into Vancouver can be subject to delays so please allow plenty of time for your onward travel arrangements. Please do not schedule any flights before 9 p.m. (CB L)

Canada’s Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer with Calgary Stampede Reference: DC5R/DC5S/DC5G The Calgary Stampede takes place at the beginning of July every year. With Trafalgar, you can experience this worldfamous event on selected departures. DAY 1 ARRIVE CALGARY (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Calgary! Check into your hotel and explore some of what Calgary has to offer. Join your Travel Director and fellow traveling companions at 6 p.m. for a Welcome Reception at the hotel. (WR) Hotel: Delta Bow Valley (SF) DAY 2 CALGARY STAMPEDE Don your boots and Stetson for the world-famous Calgary Stampede, an exciting spectacle of classic rodeo events and grandstand shows. Spend the entire day at “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” Your all-day pass includes reserved seating for the world’s largest rodeo and admission to the Stampede Park, home to agricultural and livestock exhibits, live bands and an amusement park. This evening, get your adrenaline pumping at the Stampede’s thrilling chuckwagon races, in which teams of horses pull traditional chuckwagons around a racetrack. Cap off the day with a bang at the Grandstand Show, a singing and dancing musical extravaganza and fireworks display. (FB) DAY 3 TO DAY 9 Days 3-9 will operate as per Days 2-8 on the 8-Day Itinerary.

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San Francisco & Wine Country Delights Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Enjoy a Be My Guest dinner with wine and a private tour of a winery with your local hosts in Sonoma. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • j Local Expert Tour San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury neighborhood with an expert guide and recapture the flower-power spirit of the 1960s. • I Local Specialty Embark on a food tasting adventure at the local farmer’s market in San Francisco. n Taste and learn about fortune cookies. n Sample and learn about the making of sparkling wine in Calistoga. n Enjoy a tour and tasting at an Olive Press in Sonoma.

Sightseeing Highlights • San Francisco Enjoy a city tour exploring the main attractions; take a guided walk through Chinatown. • Sonoma and Napa Valley Journey along the scenic Valley of the Moon, Carneros Highway and Silverado Trail, dotted with wineries. • Ravenswood Winery Blend your own wine at a private seminar. • Sonoma Stroll historic Sonoma Plaza for some shopping at quaint boutiques. • St. Helena Enjoy a tour and tasting followed by a picnic lunch at V. Sattui Winery. • Clos Pegase Enjoy the art and sample the varietals during this guided visit. • Castello di Amorosa Enjoy a private guided tour of the castle followed by a tasting of five wines. • Nicholson Ranch Winery Admire the sweeping views and taste fine wines on this exclusive tour. • Domaine Carneros Tour the winery, visit the beautiful chateau and enjoy a tasting of various sparkling wines. • m Small Group Sightseeing In San Francisco, enjoy an expert guided tour of Haight Ashbury and the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market with a group size of no more than 25 guests to enhance your experience. • H Wine Tasting Create and sample your own wine at a private blending lab at Ravenswood Winery.

Castillo di Amarosa, Calistoga Caption DAY 1 ARRIVE SAN FRANCISCO (3 NIGHTS) E Welcome to San Francisco and Wine Country! After checking in at your hotel, feel free to start your discovery of San Francisco and get a preview of the many sites you will visit in the coming days. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Hyatt Regency San Francisco (MD) DAY 2 SAN FRANCISCO SIGHTSEEING I m j K After a leisurely breakfast, begin your day with a Local Specialty with a visit to San Francisco’s famous Saturday morning Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market for a food-tasting adventure and Small Group Sightseeing. After some time on your own for lunch at Fishermans Wharf, set out for a real insider’s experience of Haight Ashbury, ground zero for the hippie generation in the ‘60s. Join a Local Expert for a Small Group Sightseeing walk in the footsteps of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and The Grateful Dead and learn about the impact of the alternative rock culture on San Francisco and the world. This evening, join your Travel Director on a walking tour through Chinatown, exploring the neighborhood’s fascinating history. Inhale the pungent scents of the tea and herbal shops, admire the Chinese-style buildings, and enjoy a Local Specialty during a stop at the Golden Gate Cookie Factory to watch how fortune cookies are made. Tonight, enjoy a Your Choice Dining experience when you select a dinner location from one of four San Francisco restaurants. (FB YC) DAY 3 SAN FRANCISCO AT LEISURE You have the entire day to explore glorious, exciting, eccentric San Francisco on your own. Ride the cable cars, shop Union Square, or visit the museums and gardens of Golden Gate Park. If you’re a foodie, you can eat your way through San Francisco’s eclectic neighborhoods on an optional Tastes of the City tour. You can also venture further away on optional trips to Carmel and Monterey, Muir Woods National Monument or Yosemite National Park. Your Travel Director will be happy to help make any arrangements for you. (FB)

Dining Highlights • 7 full breakfasts • 1 lunch: F Picnic Highlight Lunch with drinks at a winery in St. Helena • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetizers and drinks with your Travel Director in San Francisco n K Your Choice Dining in San Francisco n B Be My Guest dinner with wine at a Sonoma Valley winery n F Private cooking class and Farewell Dinner with wine in Sonoma

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DAY 4 SAN FRANCISCO – SONOMA – NAPA (4 NIGHTS) I H Leave your hearts in San Francisco as you set out in search of Bacchus in California’s world-renowned Wine Country. Pass through the quaint towns of Glen Ellen and Kenwood before arriving in Sonoma for some at leisure time and lunch on your own. Stroll historic Sonoma Plaza, flanked by the Presidio and Mission San Francisco de Solano—the last California mission built—and browse the unique gift shops. Enjoy a Local Specialty during a visit to an Olive Press in Sonoma where you take a tour and learn about the harvesting process and making of olive oil. This afternoon, retreat to a private blending lab at Ravenswood Winery and create, taste and bottle your own perfect combination of Carignane, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel for a Wine Tasting. (FB) Hotel: River Terrace Inn (SF)

Ramekins Cooking School, Sonoma

DAY 5 NAPA VALLEY EXCURSION F B Starting with a visit to downtown Napa and the Oxbow public market, today is a day devoted to tasting the savory, sweet, salty and spicy flavors of California Wine Country. Sample creamy, pungent and delicate locally produced artisan cheeses; nibble on cured salami and specialty sausages; and sate your sweet tooth with a tasting of decadent chocolates. You’ll have a chance to shop for your own treats before traveling on to the quaint town of St. Helena and the V. Sattui Winery. After touring the winery, prepare your palate for an outstanding selection of wines for a wine tasting then relax at a picnic Highlight

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For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. Please visit our website or contact your Travel Agent for details of great Early Payment Discounts. All prices are per person, twin share.

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

Lunch on the beautiful grounds. This evening in Sonoma, celebrate a wonderful vacation with a Be My Guest dinner at a winery where you’ll also enjoy a private tour and sample estate-produced wines. (FB HL BG) DAY 6 NAPA AT LEISURE You have a free day to explore Napa on your own! Spend the day around town, enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the charming restaurants or shop for antiques and crafts. If you are feeling extra adventurous, join an optional sunrise balloon flight over the vineyards or a journey through the bucolic countryside with lunch aboard the vintage rail cars of the Napa Valley Wine Train. (FB) DAY 7 CALISTOGA EXCURSION I F Travel the scenic drive north to St. Helena. Then, join a guided private tour of Castello di Amorosa, a 107-room, Tuscan-style castle and winery. Learn the Local Specialty of the castle vintners who combine traditional wine making methods with modern technology to produce wines similar to the hand-crafted wines from Italy’s Tuscany and Umbria regions. And, you’ll enjoy a wine tasting, of course! Lunch is on your own in downtown Calistoga, noted for its hot springs and geyser. Continue on to explore the art and vineyards of the award-winning winery Clos Pegase and sample some of its estate wines. This evening, the tables are turned as you join a hands-on cooking class at a famous culinary school. You’ll group into teams with your fellow travelers and prepare a delicious four-course gourmet meal alongside top chef instructors. When finished, toast your efforts with a glass of champagne and hors d’oeuvres before enjoying the fruits of your labor at a Farewell Dinner with a wine pairing of locally produced wines. (FB FD) DAY 8 NAPA – DEPART SAN FRANCISCO I Wrap up your Wine Country sojourn this morning with a tour of the beautiful chateau and vineyards of Domaine Carneros. Learn the Local Specialty secrets of sparkling wine production and toast your fellow travelers with a seated wine tasting of sparkling wines. Before you know it, it will be time to say one last ‘Cheers’ in California—take your complimentary transfer to San Francisco International Airport, or to the hotel in San Francisco if you are extending your stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 3 p.m. (FB)

WR = Welcome Reception YC = Your Choice Dining FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch / Dinner / Farewell Dinner BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Great East Coast Cities The Jefferson Memorial, Washington, D.C. Caption

Insider Experiences • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Washington, D.C. and New York City. • I Local Specialty Visit the Samuel Adams Brewery for a tour and tasting.

Sightseeing Highlights • Washington, D.C. Explore the main attractions; take pictures of the White House, view the Capitol, Washington Monument and visit the Lincoln and World War II Memorials. • Arlington National Cemetery Learn about the final resting place of the nation’s heroes. • Philadelphia Explore Independence National Historic Park, including the Liberty Bell. View Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence was signed and where the United States Constitution was drafted. • New York City Enjoy a tour of the city’s famous attractions including Battery Park and views of the Statue of Liberty. Look out on it all from the Top of the Rock observation deck. • Newport Tour the Vanderbilts’ opulent mansion, The Breakers. • m Small Group Sightseeing See Washington, D.C. on an expert guided tour with a group size of no more than 25 guests to enhance your experience.

DAY 1 ARRIVE WASHINGTON, D.C. (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Washington, D.C. Your leisurely exploration of America’s favorite East Coast metropolises begins in the nation’s capital. Get settled at your hotel and step out on your own to get acquainted with this capital city. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel (SF) DAY 2 WASHINGTON, D.C. SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE 5 m Immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation today as you join a Local Guide on your Small Group Sightseeing tour to view the White House, the striking Washington Monument and the sprawling National Mall. Reflect on the country’s most turbulent days at the Lincoln Memorial and the somber World War II memorial. Next, visit Arlington National Cemetery and learn about the final resting place of the nation’s heroes. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to chart your own course through America’s capital city—visit one of the Smithsonian Institution’s renowned museums or stroll around Dupont Circle neighborhood, designed by Pierre Charles L’Enfant just after the Civil War. (FB)

Dining Highlights • 7 full breakfasts • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetizers and drinks with your Travel Director in Washington, D.C. n 1 three-course dinner in New York City n K Your Choice Dining experience in Boston n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Boston

First Class Highlights • See page 8 for all included highlights • 7 nights First Class accommodations • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8 • L Complimentary keepsake photo • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

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DAY 3 WASHINGTON, D.C. – PHILADELPHIA – NEW YORK CITY (2 NIGHTS) Travel up the Atlantic seaboard to the City of Brotherly Love where you can walk in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin. View Independence Hall, visit the Liberty Bell and enjoy some time on your own to explore the Independence National Historic Park. Then it’s on to New York City. Take it easy or venture out to the pulsating streets of Times Square before a delicious dinner at a Manhattan restaurant. (FB D) Hotel: Hilton New York (SF)

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in a Broadway show, visit the American Museum of Natural History, or just explore the bustling streets, soaking up the atmosphere of one of the world’s greatest cities. (FB)

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DAY 4 NEW YORK CITY SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE 5 Take a bite of the Big Apple today on a tour of the city’s highlights with a Local Guide. See the towering Empire State Building, the mirrored peak of the iconic Chrysler Building and expansive Central Park, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Visit Battery Park with views of the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France. Then ride the elevator to the “Top of the Rock,” the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Building, for a sweeping view of the skyscrapers, parks, rivers and urban canyons that make up the teeming isle of Manhattan. The afternoon and evening are yours to enjoy—take

DAY 6 BOSTON AT LEISURE Explore Boston on your own today. Rise early and hit the streets—or sleep late and enjoy a leisurely breakfast with a copy of the Boston Globe. Explore many of the city’s most famous sights. Stroll the green spaces of the Boston Common (and take a summer-time ride on one of the famous Swan Boats in the Public Garden), get lucky enough to catch a Red Sox game at Fenway Park, or discover the continental art collection at the lovely Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, designed to resemble a 15th-century Venetian palace. If you like, cross the Charles River to Cambridge on an optional tour of Harvard University. (FB) DAY 7 NEWPORT EXCURSION F Once the destination of choice of the Vanderbilts, Astors and Carnegies, the beautiful seaside town of Newport now offers history aficionados a wealth of architectural landmarks and entertaining stories of life among the 19th-century rich and famous. See the rows of mansions along Ocean Drive before touring The Breakers, the 70-room Italianate palace Cornelius Vanderbilt called his “cottage.” Tonight in Boston, raise a glass with your newfound friends at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) DAY 8 DEPART BOSTON A complimentary transfer is provided to Boston Logan International Caption Airport. (FB)

WR = Welcome Reception YC = Your Choice Dining FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch / Dinner / Farewell Dinner BG = Be My Guest Dining

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DAY 5 NEW YORK CITY – BOSTON (3 NIGHTS) I K Boston is awash in history, from the Old North Church—made famous in Longfellow’s poem about Paul Revere’s midnight ride—to the Cambridge campus of Harvard University, the nation’s oldest institute of higher learning, founded just a few years after Boston itself. This afternoon, get to know Boston’s most famous beer, a Local Specialty, with a tour and tasting at the Samuel Adams Brewery. This evening, savor dinner at a special Your Choice Dining experience where you will select your dining location from four of Boston’s renowned eateries. (FB YC) Hotel: Omni Parker House (SF)

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East Coast Town & Country Retreat Insider Experiences • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in New York City, Gettysburg and Washington, D.C. • l Unique Insight See Thomas Jefferson’s impressive book collection at the Library of Congress.

Sightseeing Highlights • New York See the sights on a guided city tour; experience the boroughs of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. • Lancaster County Appreciate the simplicity of the Amish lifestyle; enjoy a stop at the Kitchen Kettle Village for some shopping. • Bedford Stay in the elegant Omni Bedford Springs Resort and enjoy the activities and amenities of this luxury hotel. • Gettysburg Visit the historical battlefield with a guide. • Washington, D.C. Learn about the nation’s capital on a guided tour; pay tribute at the Arlington National Cemetery. • m Small Group Sightseeing See Washington, D.C. on a guided tour with a group of no more than 25 guests to enhance your experience.

Dining Highlights • 8 full breakfasts • 4 evening meals: E Harbor Cruise Welcome Reception with light appetizers and drinks with your Travel Director in New York n K Your Choice Dining in New York n 1 three-course dinner n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Washington, D.C.

First Class Highlights • See page 8 for all included highlights • 8 nights First Class accommodations • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 9 • L Complimentary keepsake photo • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

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New York City, New York Caption DAY 1 ARRIVE NEW YORK CITY (3 NIGHTS) E Welcome to New York City! Check into your hotel and spend the afternoon relaxing from your travels or doing a little exploring of this great metropolis on your own. At 5:30 p.m., join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a special Harbor Cruise Welcome Reception for an insider’s introduction to one of the world’s most captivating cities. Hop on a comfortable boat and toast the beginning of an unforgettable trip during a relaxing voyage through the beautiful harbor with stunning views of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline. (WR) Hotel: Staybridge Suites Times Square (F) DAY 2 NEW YORK CITY SIGHTSEEING 5 Embark on a city tour exploring the Big Apple with a Local Guide and discover the most vibrant features of this remarkable metropolis. See Times Square, Rockefeller Center and many more famous Manhattan sights. Drive through the boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn, getting a glimpse into these eclectic neighborhoods. Enjoy the evening at leisure offering endless opportunities in the city that never sleeps. Catch a Broadway show or dine at one the unlimited choices of delectable restaurants. (FB) DAY 3 NEW YORK CITY AT LEISURE K The day is yours at leisure to take on the city as you please. Enjoy a long walk in beautiful Central Park, head to Fifth Avenue for some of the city’s best shopping, visit the moving 9-11 Memorial, or just explore the bustling streets soaking up the atmosphere. Tonight, finish your New York adventure with a Your Choice Dining experience, where you can sate your appetite at your choice of one of four stylish Manhattan eateries. (FB YC)

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DAY 6 BEDFORD – GETTYSBURG – WASHINGTON, D.C. (3 NIGHTS) 5 Bid farewell to Bedford and continue to the historical site of Gettysburg. Join your Local Guide for a tour at the site of one of the Civil War’s most pivotal battles. The events at Gettysburg—where General George Meade’s Army of the Potomac defeated Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia—turned the tide in the Civil War. Just four months after the historic struggle, the battlefield was the backdrop for Abraham Lincoln’s call for “a new birth of freedom” in his famed Gettysburg Address. Arrive in the nation’s capital and enjoy the evening on your own to explore the offerings of Washington, D.C. (FB) Hotel: Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel (SF) DAY 7 WASHINGTON, D.C. SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE 5 m l Today, immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation as you view the White House, the striking Washington Monument and the sprawling National Mall with a Local Guide on a Small Group Sightseeing tour. Reflect on the country’s most turbulent days at the Lincoln Memorial and the somber World War II memorial. Visit the Library of Congress for a Unique Insight, the book collection of Thomas Jefferson. In 1814 Jefferson offered to sell his book collection to the Library of Congress after the British burned Congress and the nation’s Capital. His was the largest private collection at the time, and was purchased for $23,950 in 1815. Today, only a third of the original 6,487 volumes remain after a second fire to the Library in 1851. Enjoy the evening at leisure. (FB)

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DAY 5 BEDFORD AT LEISURE Today is at leisure for you to enjoy the serene atmosphere of the scenic Cumberland Valley. Relax or take advantage of the resort’s many optional activities such as hiking, biking or fly-fishing. This afternoon, delight in a cooking demonstration by one of the hotel’s expert chefs complete with a tasting of the delicious creations. (FB)

DAY 8 WASHINGTON, D.C. SIGHTSEEING F Rise for a second day of discoveries in Washington, D.C. Visit Arlington National Cemetery and learn about the final resting place of the nation’s heroes. Pay tribute to those who dedicated their lives to the American ideals at the Tomb of the Unknowns, the Women in Military Memorial and the Kennedy gravesites. This afternoon is at leisure to chart your own course through America’s capital city—visit one of the Smithsonian Institution’s renowned museums or stroll around Dupont Circle neighborhood, designed by Pierre Charles L’Enfant just after the Civil War. This evening, a special Farewell Dinner awaits you and your travel companions—the perfect ending to your time together. (FB FD) DAY 9 DEPART WASHINGTON, D.C. Your trip comes to an end with a transfer to Ronald Reagan National Airport or Dulles International Airport. (FB) Caption

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DAY 4 NEW YORK CITY – LANCASTER COUNTY – BEDFORD (2 NIGHTS) Travel through the green landscapes of Pennsylvania as you make your way to Amish Country in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. View the verdant fields and clapboard farmhouses before stopping at the Kitchen Kettle Village, a shopping village with 32 unique stores. Experience the heritage of the Amish people, browse the handmade products and soak up the local culture. Perhaps try a local favorite like “chow-chow” or “shoe-fly pie.” Then journey onward to the town of Bedford where the Omni Bedford Springs Resort awaits. Original historic charm is timelessly preserved in this luxury Four-Diamond hotel that sits alongside the Bedford Springs, eight mineral springs that are famed as being sources of rejuvenation. You will be welcomed with an afternoon tea followed by a tour of the historic property and resort. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the resort with your traveling companions. (FB D) Hotel: Omni Bedford Springs Resort (SF)

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Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Savor a Be My Guest reception and dinner at a private Natchez Mansion. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in New Orleans. • I Local Specialty Encounter America’s most famous whiskey— Jack Daniel’s—and see how it is created from start to finish n Visit an authentic cotton plantation.

Sightseeing Highlights • Nashville Explore the city; visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and take a tour of Studio B; attend a live recording at the Grand Ole Opry. • Memphis Explore the “Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll”; enjoy a private tour of the Rock and Soul Museum. • Graceland Visit Elvis Presley’s estate, collections and gravesite. • Natchez Tour the city and visit a historical antebellum mansion. • Oak Alley Visit this historic plantation and tour the beautiful mansion. • Frogmore Plantation Learn about past and present cotton production. • New Orleans Stroll through the historic French Quarter and Garden District; visit an above-ground cemetery. • m Small Group Sightseeing See New Orleans on an expert guided tour with a group of no more than 25 guests to enhance your experience.

Dining Highlights • 9 full breakfasts • 1 lunch: F Highlight Lunch with wine at New Orleans School of Cooking • 5 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetizers and drinks with your Travel Director in Nashville n 1 tapas and wine dinner n K Your Choice Dining in Memphis n B Be My Guest dinner with wine in Natchez n F Farewell Dinner with wine in New Orleans

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• See page 8 for all included highlights • 9 nights First Class accommodations • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 10 • L Complimentary keepsake photo • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

DAY 1 ARRIVE NASHVILLE (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Music City! Get settled at your hotel and enjoy some time on your own this afternoon to explore. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow traveling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Renaissance Nashville Hotel (SF) DAY 2 NASHVILLE – GRAND OLE OPRY No visit to Nashville is complete without a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. See memorabilia from stars such as Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn and Garth Brooks as you explore this shrine to country music. Wrap up your exploration of musical history with a tour of RCA’s Studio B, one of the world’s most successful recording studios where such musicians as Elvis Presley recorded their sounds. Explore the world’s country music capital, starting with Music Row, the heart of Nashville’s entertainment industry, and home to the record labels, radio stations and recording studios where such greats as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Roger Miller and Dolly Parton recorded the hits that defined the Nashville sound. Attend a live taping at the Grand Ole Opry, home to America’s longest-running live radio program. Before the show, enjoy a tapas and wine dinner. (FB D) DAY 3 NASHVILLE – LYNCHBURG – MEMPHIS (2 NIGHTS) I Head out to Lynchburg for a taste of life in the country and an introduction to a Southern Local Specialty and America’s most famous whiskey—Jack Daniel’s. Embark on a guided tour to see how clear spring water and corn, rye and barley become smooth-sippin’ Tennessee whiskey. Then travel from Lynchburg to the birthplace of blues and rock ‘n’ roll. In Memphis, take a stroll down Beale Street past Sun Studios, see the hotel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated and savor the late-afternoon light on the Big Muddy. Enjoy the evening at leisure to sample some Southern cookin’ and check out some live music. (FB) Hotel: Memphis Marriott Downtown (SF) Live Blues, Memphis

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DAY 4 MEMPHIS – GRACELAND EXCURSION K Graceland is as much an object of pilgrimage as a museum dedicated to the late, great Elvis Presley. From the flowers and painted signs outside the gates, to the tear-streaked cheeks of fans inside, see the effect that Elvis and his music had on popular American culture. On a guided tour, marvel at the Jungle Room, the private jets, custom cars and walls full of gold and platinum records. Stroll the grounds and you just might find yourself humming “Blue Suede Shoes;” if so, don’t worry, there’s free time this afternoon to pick up a pair before joining your traveling companions for a Memphis Your Choice Dining experience where you will select your eatery from one of four Memphis favorites. (FB YC)

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DAY 6 NATCHEZ SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE I Along the river lie the great cotton fields of the South. Stop at Frogmore Plantation & Gins to learn about the White Gold of the Mississippi Delta. With your costumed hosts, tour a reconstructed 19th-century cotton plantation and compare it to the modern-day operation that produces more than 900 bales of the Local Specialty each day. Spend a day taking in more of the nation’s Southern history in Natchez. See the gracious homes overlooking the river and enjoy a tour of palatial Stanton Hall, built by a Natchez plantation owner. Enjoy this evening at leisure. (FB)

Creole Cuisine

DAY 5 MEMPHIS – NATCHEZ (2 NIGHTS) B This morning, enjoy an exclusive tour of the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum before it opens to the rest of the public. Take in the exhibits that document the musical history of Memphis. Then depart for Natchez. Founded by the French in 1716, Natchez was home to a flowering antebellum culture. Tonight, step back in time with a private tour of a Renaissance Revival mansion with a local Natchez storyteller. Your authentic Be My Guest experience will begin as your host welcomes you with a cocktail reception, takes you on a guided tour of the elegant Southern home, then escorts you to an authentic and specially prepared ballroom dinner. As you finish your meal, you’ll be charmed by the entrance of costumed tableaux dancers who famously portray life in antebellum Mississippi through song and dance. (FB BG) Hotel: Natchez Eola Hotel (F)

DAY 8 NEW ORLEANS SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE m 5 Delight in a hearty New Orleans breakfast and coffee before today’s exploration of the Crescent City. Join a Small Group Sightseeing tour with a Local Guide and see the atmospheric French Quarter and Jackson Square, originally called Place d’Armes when it was the center of the old city, and tour one of the city’s above ground cemeteries. Then it’s out to the lovely Garden District, home to some of the bestpreserved Southern mansions in the United States. This afternoon, enjoy some time on your own: grab a po’ boy or some fresh beignets, stroll down Bourbon Street or hit the lively waterfront area. (FB) DAY 9 NEW ORLEANS SCHOOL OF COOKING & AT LEISURE F Enjoy a leisurely morning before visiting the New Orleans School of Cooking located in the heart of the French Quarter. Discover the flair of Creole cuisine during a fun and interactive cooking class. Later, enjoy your culinary creations at a Highlight Lunch. The remainder of the afternoon is free to explore on your own. If you’re feeling adventurous, head out to the bayou for a guided tour deep into the swamps. Look out for alligators! Or stay downtown and stroll Magazine Street, visit Marie Laveau’s Historic Voodoo Museum or catch a little jazz piano while cooling off and watching the world go by. This evening, join your Travel Director and traveling companions for a Farewell Dinner at the famed Court of the Two Sisters. (FB HL FD) DAY 10 DEPART NEW ORLEANS Say ‘Au Revoir’ to the Big Easy this morning. A complimentary transfer is provided to New Orleans International Airport. (FB)

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DAY 7 NATCHEZ – OAK ALLEY – NEW ORLEANS (3 NIGHTS) From Natchez, travel to the countryside to marvel at Oak Alley Plantation. This classic antebellum home sits on the Mississippi River and amazes visitors with its quarter mile canopy of 300-year-old live oak trees. In this grand dame of Southern mansions, learn about the lives of the plantation owners. Late this afternoon, arrive in New Orleans proper and enjoy some time at leisure. (FB) Hotel: New Orleans Marriott (SF)

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Golden West Contrasts with optional Disneyland ® Extension Insider Experiences • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

Sightseeing Highlights • Santa Monica Visit the shops, restaurants and cafes on Third Street Promenade; see the world famous Santa Monica Pier. • Hollywood See Grauman’s Chinese Theater, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Sign. Take a private guided tour of the Kodak Theater, home of the Academy Awards. • Calico Visit Calico Ghost Town, site of a former silver mine. • Las Vegas Spend two nights in the entertainment capital of the world. • Temecula Savor a private wine tasting after a guided winery tour. • San Diego See Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, Balboa Park and the Gaslamp Quarter. • San Juan Capistrano Take a guided tour of Mission San Juan Capistrano. • H Wine Tasting Sample the local wines in Temecula.

Dining Highlights • 7 full breakfasts • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetizers and drinks with your Travel Director in Los Angeles n F Highlight Dinner with wine in Santa Monica n K Your Choice Dining in Las Vegas n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Old Town San Diego

First Class Highlights • See page 8 for all included highlights • 7 nights First Class accommodations • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8 • L Complimentary keepsake photo • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

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DAY 1 ARRIVE LOS ANGELES (3 NIGHTS) E Welcome to the City of Angels! After checking in at your hotel, spend the afternoon exploring this great city on your own before gathering this evening at 6 p.m. at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: The Beverly Hilton (MD) DAY 2 HOLLYWOOD & SANTA MONICA SIGHTSEEING F As the sun rises on Los Angeles, head to the hills for a view of the famed Hollywood sign. Then take a stroll along the Walk of Fame and see Grauman’s Chinese Theater, opened in 1927 and home to hundreds of premieres and three Academy Award ceremonies. Speaking of the Academy Awards, enjoy a private tour of the Kodak Theater, current home of the Oscars. This afternoon, follow the sleek, stylish Angelenos to beachside Santa Monica with its pedestrian-friendly Third Street Promenade and its iconic pier, which stretches out over the sun-kissed Pacific. Enjoy a Highlight Dinner tonight in one of Santa Monica’s renowned restaurants. (FB HD) DAY 3 LOS ANGELES AT LEISURE Los Angeles is the city of dreams. Pursue yours today, whether it’s a trip to Venice Beach, shopping at Rodeo Drive boutiques or a visit to the renowned Los Angeles County Museum of Art. If you like, take an optional excursion to Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park and enjoy the Studio Tour to get a behind-the-scenes look at movie making. This evening is on your own to enjoy a night on the town—take in a show or linger over a gourmet dinner. Whatever you wish, your Travel Director can help you plan your day. (FB) DAY 4 LOS ANGELES – CALICO GHOST TOWN – LAS VEGAS (2 NIGHTS) K Travel east into the deserts of California until you reach the ghost town of Calico. Founded in 1881 on the heels of the largest silver strike in the state, the town was abandoned just 20 years later. Today, walk among some of the original mine buildings, stroll a reconstructed Main Street and imagine the rough-and-ready life of a prospector. Then make your way through the stark Mojave National Preserve before arriving at a barrage of lights breaking the wilderness: flashy Las Vegas. Celebrate your trip through the desert with a Your Choice Dining experience where you will select your own eatery from one of four Las Vegas restaurants. Tonight, try your luck at the tables, take in a show or just get out and enjoy all the sights and lights on The Strip. (FB YC) Hotel: Paris Las Vegas (SF) DAY 5 LAS VEGAS AT LEISURE The day is yours and the choices are endless: Hit the casinos, do some shopping and maybe enjoy lunch at one of the elegant restaurants that have put Vegas on the culinary map. If you’re feeling adventurous, take an optional tour to marvel at the engineering feat that is the Hoover Dam, or soar over the natural wonders of the Grand Canyon to walk on the breathtaking glass Sky Walk overlooking the West Rim. Exhausted by the possibilities? Why not lounge by the hotel pool or visit a spa for a rejuvenating massage? (FB)

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DAY 6 LAS VEGAS – TEMECULA – SAN DIEGO (2 NIGHTS) H Say good-bye to Sin City and head back to California, traveling through the lovely town of Temecula, situated among rolling hills dotted with vineyards. Enjoy a visit to a local winery in Temecula Valley for a guided tour and private Wine Tasting. Continue to laid-back San Diego, site of the first Spanish mission in California. (FB) Hotel: Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego (MD) DAY 7 SAN DIEGO SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE F From the Victorian Gaslamp Quarter to the luxuriant gardens of Balboa Park, San Diego entices visitors and locals alike with a combination of fascinating history, lively street life and some of the best weather in the country. Get acquainted with the city on a guided orientation tour and then enjoy some leisure time to do some shopping, take an optional tour to the San Diego Zoo or a cruise on the picturesque harbor. This evening, join your fellow travelers at a Farewell Dinner at a lively restaurant. (FB FD) DAY 8 SAN DIEGO – SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – ANAHEIM – DEPART LOS ANGELES Traveling up the coast past the idyllic community of La Jolla, arrive in San Juan Capistrano, home to the seventh oldest mission in California. Visit the ruins of the Great Stone Church, the iconic Bell Tower and the peaceful Sacred Garden, before arriving in Anaheim where travelers opting for the Disneyland® Resort extension will disembark. The rest of the group returns to Los Angeles where you may take a complimentary transfer to Los Angeles International Airport or the hotel in Los Angeles if you want to extend your stay in southern California. Please do not schedule any flights before 6 p.m. (FB)

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Extend your vacation with a full day visit to the Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim. Explore eight fantastic “lands” at the original Disneyland® Park or discover Disney California Adventure™ Park and immerse yourself in a magical festival of shows, parades and attractions celebrating the Golden State. DAY 1 TO DAY 7 These days will operate as shown on Golden West Contrasts Days 1-7. DAY 8 SAN DIEGO – SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – ANAHEIM (2 NIGHTS) On arrival in Anaheim, say good-bye to your Travel Director and newfound friends. Take some time this afternoon to explore Anaheim and Orange County’s many attractions on your own. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort (F)

DAY 9 ANAHEIM & DISNEYLAND® RESORT AT LEISURE The Magic Kingdom awaits. Keep in mind Walt Disney’s words of wisdom: “If you can dream it, you can do it.” Make the most of your full day at Disneyland® Park or Disney California Adventure™ Park—places where dreams really do come true. (FB) DAY 10 DEPART ANAHEIM Bid farewell to southern California as you board your complimentary transfer to Los Angeles International Airport. (FB)

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Glimpse of South America Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Caption

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Experience dinner at the home of a local family in the Palermo Soho neighborhood; taste fresh herbs and produce and learn about making country bread; watch a demonstration on the art of typical Argentinean crafts. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Specialty Learn how to mix the perfect Caipirinha, Brazil’s national cocktail. n Find out about Brazilian gemstones in Rio and watch them transform into beautiful jewelry. n Visit a leather workshop in Buenos Aires and learn how the finest Argentine leathers are crafted into fine designs. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Iguassu and Buenos Aires. • j Local Expert Discover the unique idiosyncrasies and treasures of Argentina during a private lecture to discuss, enjoy and be surprised by the traits that make Argentina such a unique country.

Sightseeing Highlights • Rio de Janeiro Discover the city’s main sights; enjoy a cogwheel train ride through Tijuca Forest and up Corcovado Mountain to see the famous Christ the Redeemer statue; ride a cable car up to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain for awe-inspiring views; experience a Rio Carnival extravaganza Samba show. • Iguassu Falls Embark on guided tours of the massive falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinean side; browse the Visitors Center; ride the Ecological Jungle Train. • Buenos Aires Immerse yourself in the culture and passion of the “Paris of South America;” explore the city’s main sights; stroll through the famous Recoleta Cemetery; enjoy a captivating tango show. • m Small Group Sightseeing See Buenos Aires on a guided tour with a group size of no more than 20 guests to enhance your experience.

Dining Highlights • 9 full breakfasts • 2 lunches: F Highlight Lunches with drinks in Rio de Janeiro and at Iguassu Falls • 6 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetizers and wine with your Travel Director in Rio de Janeiro n F Highlight Dinner with wine in Rio de Janeiro n B Be My Guest dinner with wine in Buenos Aires n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Buenos Aires n 2 dinners

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• See page 8 for all included highlights • 9 nights First Class ccommodation • Airport Transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 10 • D A Trafalgar bonus – all Intra-Air Flights South America flights: Rio to Iguassu and Iguassu to Buenos Aires, including porter service at all airports • A Trafalgar bonus guaranteed late hotel check-out until 5 p.m. in Buenos Aires on Day 10 • L Complimentary keepsake photo • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

EXTEND YOUR VACATION 4 DAYS BRAZILIAN AMAZON See page 75 for more information. DAY 1 ARRIVE RIO DE JANEIRO (4 NIGHTS) Bemvindo ao Rio de Janeiro! On arrival at the airport, you will be met by a local host and taken to your luxurious oceanfront hotel. Relax, get settled in and enjoy your hotel’s superb location overlooking Copacabana Beach, minutes from downtown Rio. (Check-in time is 3 p.m. Depending on your flight schedule, or if flying from the USA, you may arrive in Rio de Janeiro early morning of Day 2 where your hotel room is ready for immediate occupancy.) Hotel: Rio Othon Palace (MD) DAY 2 RIO DE JANEIRO AT LEISURE & SIGHTSEEING E Enjoy a leisurely morning before joining your Travel Director for an exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city) and its many contrasts, from the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church to the 20th century opera house, Sambodromo, and city Cathedral. Stretch your legs in lovely Flamengo Park before ascending Sugarloaf Mountain via cable car for astounding views over the city and the bay. This evening, enjoy a festive Welcome Reception at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. (FB WR) DAY 3 RIO DE JANEIRO SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE F Journey by cogwheel train to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Back down the mountain see the song-inspiring Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. Stop for a Highlight Lunch at a local restaurant then enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (FB HL) DAY 4 RIO DE JANEIRO AT LEISURE I F Enjoy a full day to explore the wonders of Rio on your own. This evening, learn to mix a Local Specialty, the national cocktail—Caipirinha—and indulge in a traditional barbeque Highlight Dinner at a local churrascaria, followed by a Rio Carnival extravaganza of Samba song-and-dance. (FB HD) DAY 5 RIO DE JANEIRO – IGUASSU FALLS (2 NIGHTS) I D This morning, experience a Local Specialty as you watch and learn the process of transforming precious metals and rough Brazilian gemstones into works of art before flying to magnificent Iguassu Falls, on the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. These 275 separate falls cover nearly two miles along the Iguassu River. This evening, enjoy a convivial dinner with your companions at the hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Mabu Thermas & Resort (F) DAY 6 IGUASSU FALLS SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE 5 F Enter Iguassu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and meet your Local Guide to explore the Brazilian side of Iguassu, including a scenic walk

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HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT 2300 ft.

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Ends Buenos Aires

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3725

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3725 3725

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through the rainforest at the base of the falls. After a Highlight Lunch at a restaurant overlooking the falls, return to your hotel for a leisurely afternoon. Maybe enjoy the hotel’s thermal pools or visit the Parque das Aves home to more than 500 species of tropical birds. (FB HL) DAY 7 IGUASSU FALLS – BUENOS AIRES (3 NIGHTS) D j Cross the border into Argentina and take a guided walk along a scenic catwalk. Board the open-air Ecological Jungle Train for a different perspective on the falls and see the thunderous Devil’s Throat Falls. Fly to Buenos Aires where your hotel is in the center of all the action: boutiques, fine dining, museums and the famous Teatro Colon. This evening, enjoy a light buffet dinner with drinks followed by a presentation by a Local Expert on the country’s culture, traditions and passions such as tango, Malbec wines, beef, soccer and polo to name a few. (FB D) Hotel: Sheraton Libertador Hotel (SF) DAY 8 BUENOS AIRES SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE 5 I B Embark on an in-depth tour with a Local Guide to see the Casa Rosada, Metropolitan Cathedral and other government buildings; world-renowned Teatro Colon; the colorful neighborhood of La Boca; San Telmo’s famed outdoor market, and lovely Palermo. Watch and learn how the Local Specialty of Argentine leathers are turned into fine leather goods at the workshop of a master artisan. Lastly, visit the Recoleta Cemetery where Argentina’s former First Lady, Eva Peron (Evita), is buried. Enjoy some time at leisure before joining your Travel Director and fellow travelers for an exclusive Be My Guest experience in Palermo Soho this evening. You will be welcomed by a local family and long-time residents of this now trendy neighborhood in the fashionable Palermo Viejo. Be delighted, as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes in the kitchen, smelling and tasting the fresh produce, herbs and spices used in the evening meal. Discover the secrets of kneading country bread and even try with your own hands. Watch as your hosts demonstrate the art of typical Argentinean crafts. Spending time with these lively people will be an insider memory you won’t soon forget. (FB BG) DAY 9 BUENOS AIRES AT LEISURE F A full day at leisure—explore on your own or perhaps take an optional excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay, or to a traditional estancia (ranch) to learn about the life of a gaucho (cowboy) while enjoying a barbeque lunch and equestrian show. This evening, get ready for a festive Farewell Dinner and a chance to savor renowned Argentinean beef followed by a sensual tango dance performance. (FB FD)

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4095 4095 4095

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4095 4095 4095

GREAT SAVINGS 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

C$170 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$335

Family & Friends Discount

C$170

Frequent Traveler Discount

C$170

Single Supplement Option 11 Jan 13 - 13 Dec 13 22 Dec 13 17 Jan 14 - 18 Apr 14

C$1620 C$1695 C$1780

Triple Room Reduction

C$170

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. All prices are per person, twin share. Land & Intra-Air prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Rio de Janeiro-Iguassu and Iguassu-Buenos Aires and require purchase of round-trip air travel on a oneworld® alliance member airline between your Canadian gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your Canadian gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of June 30, 2012. For up-to-date information, please visit www.trafalgar.com.

6 2014 dates are subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed July 2013.

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

DAY 10 DEPART BUENOS AIRES Say hasta luego to Argentina today and transfer to the airport for your flight home (not included in vacation price). For your comfort, your rooms are reserved until 5 p.m. (Depending on your next destination and flight schedule, you may arrive back in the USA on Day 10 or Day 11). (CB/FB)

AT LEISURE : SOUTH AMERICA

Overnight stays

Fri 17 Jan Fri 24 Jan Fri 31 Jan

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Best of South America Iguassu Falls, Brazil Caption

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Experience dinner at the home of a local family in the Palermo Soho neighborhood; taste fresh herbs and produce and learn about making country bread; watch a demonstration on the art of typical Argentinean crafts. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Specialty Learn how to mix the perfect Caipirinha. n Find out about Brazilian gemstones and watch them be transformed into beautiful pieces of jewelry. n Learn how the finest Argentine leathers are crafted into attractive designs at a leather workshop. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Iguassu, Buenos Aires and Santiago. • j Local Expert Discuss the unique traits that define Argentina and the Argentines during a private lecture.

Sightseeing Highlights • Rio de Janeiro Discover the city’s main sights; enjoy a cogwheel train ride up Corcovado Mountain to see the famous Christ the Redeemer statue; ride a cable car up to Sugarloaf Mountain for awe-inspiring views; experience a Samba Show extravaganza. • Iguassu Explore the falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinean side; ride the Ecological Jungle Train. • Buenos Aires Discover the “Paris of South America’s” main sights including the Recoleta Cemetery; enjoy a captivating tango show. • Santiago Get acquainted with the city on a city tour; visit the San Francisco Church and Monastery; travel to Chile’s wine country to visit a local winery; delight in a Chilean folklore show. • H Wine Tasting Experience the wine-making process with an expert winemaker in Chile’s wine country. • m Small Group Sightseeing See Buenos Aires on a guided tour with a group size of no more than 20 guests to enhance your experience.

Dining Highlights • 12 full breakfasts • 3 lunches: F Highlight Lunches with drinks in Rio and Iguassu n F Highlight Lunch with wine in the Maipo Valley • 7 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetizers and wine with your Travel Director in Rio de Janeiro n F Highlight Dinners with wine and shows in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires n B Be My Guest dinner in Buenos Aires with wine n F Farewell Dinner with wine and show in Santiago n 2 dinners

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• See page 8 for all included highlights • Airport Transfers provided on Day 1 and Day 13 • 12 nights First Class accommodations • D A Trafalgar bonus - all Intra-Air Flights: Rio to Iguassu, Iguassu to Buenos Aires and Buenos Aires to Santiago, including porter service at all airports • A Trafalgar bonus – guaranteed late hotel check-out until 6 p.m. in Santiago on Day 13 • L Complimentary keepsake photo • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

EXTEND YOUR VACATION 4 DAYS BRAZILIAN AMAZON See page 75 for more information.

DAY 1 ARRIVE RIO DE JANEIRO (4 NIGHTS) Bemvindo ao Rio de Janeiro! You will arrive and be met at the airport by a local host and taken to your luxurious oceanfront hotel. Enjoy your hotel’s superb location overlooking Copacabana Beach, minutes from downtown Rio. (Check-in time is 3 p.m. Depending on your flight schedule, or if flying from the USA, you may arrive in Rio de Janeiro early morning of Day 2 where your hotel room is ready for immediate occupancy.) Hotel: Rio Othon Palace (MD) DAY 2 RIO DE JANEIRO FREE TIME & SIGHTSEEING E Enjoy a leisurely morning before joining your Travel Director for an exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city) and its many contrasts, from the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church to the 20th century opera house, Sambodromo, and city Cathedral. Stretch your legs in lovely Flamengo Park before ascending Sugarloaf Mountain via cable car for astounding views over the city and the bay. This evening, enjoy a festive Welcome Reception at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. (FB WR) DAY 3 RIO DE JANEIRO SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE F Board a classic cogwheel train for the journey to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. After admiring the panoramic views, head back down the mountain and see the song-inspiring Copacabana and Ipanema beaches and stop for a Highlight Lunch at a local restaurant on your way back to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. (FB HL)

Copacabana Beach, Brazil

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DAY 4 RIO DE JANEIRO AT LEISURE I F Enjoy a full day to explore the wonders of Rio on your own. Your Travel Director will be happy to help you plan your day. This evening, learn how to mix the perfect Caipirinha, a Local Specialty and Brazil’s national cocktail, and indulge in a traditional barbeque Highlight Dinner at a local churrascaria. Feel the spirit of Rio’s world-famous Carnival as you’re treated to a lively extravaganza of Samba song-and-dance. (FB HD) DAY 5 RIO DE JANEIRO – IGUASSU FALLS (2 NIGHTS) I D Brazil is world renowned for its vast array of gemstones. This morning, you’ll learn about this Local Specialty and watch the fascinating creative process as precious metals and rough gemstones are transformed into works of art, design and luxury. Then take a flight to magnificent Iguassu Falls, straddling the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Iguassu National Park boasts one of the world’s largest and most impressive waterfalls and is home to many rare and endangered species of flora and fauna. This evening, enjoy a convivial dinner with your travel companions at the hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Mabu Thermas & Resort (F) DAY 6 IGUASSU FALLS SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE 5 F Enter Iguassu National Park and spend the morning exploring the Brazilian side of the cascades with a Local Guide, including a scenic walk through the rainforest at the base of the falls. After enjoying a Highlight Lunch at a local restaurant with a view of the falls, return to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Perhaps enjoy the hotel’s thermal pools fed by the planet’s biggest thermal water spring or visit the Parque das Aves—a tropical bird preserve that’s home to more than 500 species of Brazilian birds. (FB HL) DAY 7 IGUASSU FALLS – BUENOS AIRES (3 NIGHTS) D j Cross the border into Argentina and spend some time getting to know the geography of the area at the Visitors Center. Take a walk along a scenic catwalk and board the open-air Ecological Jungle Train for a different perspective on the mighty falls and view the thunderous Devil’s Throat Falls. Then fly to Buenos Aires and arrive at your stylish hotel. From your hotel’s vantage point in the heart of Argentina’s sizzling capital, you are in the center of all the action: renowned international designer boutiques, fine dining venues, museums, cultural pursuits, modern theaters and the famous Teatro Colon. Late afternoon, enjoy a light buffet dinner with drinks followed by a presentation by a Local Expert on the essence of being an Argentinean—learn all about the country’s culture, traditions and passions such as tango, Malbec

Starts Rio de Janeiro

Land & Intra-Air

Ends Santiago

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4825 4825

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4825 4825

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4825 4825 4825

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4825 4825 4825

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Wed 19 Jun

4825

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Wed 17 Jul Wed 24 Jul

4825 4825

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4825 4825

Fri 6 Sep Wed 18 Sep Fri 20 Sep Wed 2 Oct

4825 4825

Ends Santiago

Land & Intra-Air

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4825

Fri 18 Oct Wed 30 Oct Fri 25 Oct Wed 6 Nov

4825 4825

Fri 1 Nov Fri 15 Nov Fri 22 Nov Fri 29 Nov

Wed 13 Nov Wed 27 Nov Wed 4 Dec Wed 11 Dec

4825 4825 4825 4825

Fri 13 Dec Wed 25 Dec Sun 22 Dec Fri 3 Jan 2014 6 Fri 17 Jan Wed 29 Jan 6 Fri 24 Jan Wed 5 Feb 6 Fri 31 Jan Wed 12 Feb

4825 4925

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5295 5295 5295

6 6 6

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5295 5295 5295

6 6 6

Fri 4 Apr Wed 16 Apr Fri 11 Apr Wed 23 Apr Fri 18 Apr Wed 30 Apr

5295 5295 5295

5295 5295 5295

GREAT SAVINGS 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

C$210 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount (5-12)

C$420

Friends & Family Discount (5-8)

C$210

Frequent Traveler Discount

C$210

Single Supplement Option 11 Jan 13 - 13 Dec 13 22 Dec 13 17 Jan 14 - 18 Apr 14

C$1945 C$2025 C$2140

Triple Room Reduction

C$245

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. All prices are per person, twin share. Land & Intra-Air prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Rio de Janeiro-Iguassu, Iguassu-Buenos Aires and Buenos AiresSantiago and require purchase of round-trip air travel on a oneworld® alliance member airline between your Canadian gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your Canadian gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of June 30, 2012. For up-to-date information, please visit www.trafalgar.com.

6 2014 dates are subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed July 2013.

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

wines, asado and empanada dishes, soccer, polo, just to name a few. (FB D) Hotel: Sheraton Libertador Hotel (SF) DAY 8 BUENOS AIRES SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE 5 I B Embark on an in-depth tour, with a Local Guide, of the passionate city where the tango was born. See the Casa Rosada, Metropolitan Cathedral and other government buildings; world-renowned Teatro Colon; the colorful neighborhood of La Boca; San Telmo with its famed outdoor market and lovely Palermo, home to fashionable cafes and verdant parks. Stop at the workshop of a master leather artisan

AT LEISURE : SOUTH AMERICA

Overnight stays

Reference: LBSA

WR = Welcome Reception YC = Your Choice Dining FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch / Dinner / Farewell Dinner BG = Be My Guest Dining

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evening watching the best tango dancers in Buenos Aires perform, and experience the passion and power of the traditional tango—the most representative and beloved music in Argentina. (FB HD) DAY 10 BUENOS AIRES – SANTIAGO (3 NIGHTS) D Bid “Adios” to Buenos Aires and say “Hola” to Santiago as you fly west across the Andes to the Chilean capital. Settle into your hotel, situated in the heart of one of Santiago’s most beautiful neighborhoods, and a prime location close to charming boutiques, bars and restaurants. This evening is at leisure. (FB) Hotel: InterContinental Santiago (MD)

Santiago, Chile and learn how the Local Specialty of Argentine leathers are turned into fine leather goods. Lastly, visit the elegant Recoleta, where Argentina’s former first lady, Eva Peron (Evita), is buried. Enjoy some time at leisure before joining your Travel Director and fellow travelers for an exclusive Be My Guest experience in Palermo Soho this evening. You will be welcomed by a local family and long-time residents of this now trendy neighborhood in the fashionable Palermo Viejo. Be delighted, as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes in the kitchen, smelling and tasting the fresh produce, herbs and spices used in the evening meal. Discover the secrets of kneading country bread and even try with your own hands. Watch as your hosts demonstrate the art of typical Argentinean crafts. Spending time with these lively people will be an insider memory you won’t soon forget. (FB BG) DAY 9 BUENOS AIRES AT LEISURE F Relish a morning and afternoon at leisure to pursue your own interests in the “Paris of South America.” The possibilities are endless. Delve into one of the country’s finest museums at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, set in a lovely park in the Recoleta neighborhood. Follow in the footsteps of Argentina’s most revered writer, Jorge Luis Borges, as you browse the many bookstores of Buenos Aires and sip a coffee at the famed Cafe Tortoni. As an option, you can visit the UNESCO World Heritage city of Colonia del Sacramento across the Rio de la Plata in Uruguay. And if you’d like to experience a different side of Argentina, choose an optional trip into the countryside to a traditional estancia (ranch); share a drink with the local gauchos (cowboys), learn about their lives and marvel at their consummate horsemanship during a lively equestrian show before tucking into a sumptuous traditional parrillada (barbeque) lunch. This evening, do as the locals do and linger over a Highlight Dinner and a chance for an authentic taste of world-renowned Argentinean beef! Cap off the

DAY 11 SANTIAGO SIGHTSEEING 5 j H F Meet your Local Guide and embark on a tour of this vibrant city, traveling past the Club Hipico—the regal racetrack—and sprawling Parque O’Higgins. Cruise along Alameda Avenue, past the church of San Francisco and the University of Chile, on your way to the vibrant Plaza de Armas with its fountains and sculptures. View the Palacio de la Moneda and stop at the bustling Central Market. Visit San Francisco Church and Monastery, reputed to be one of the oldest in Chile. Continue your tour with a drive up San Cristobal Hill for panoramic views of the city and the snow-capped Andes. Then head for the Maipo Valley, the most traditional wine-producing valley in Chile with the best conditions for premium wines. Enjoy a private visit at an exclusive winery where you meet the winemaker, your Local Expert, who escorts you on a personal winery experience, from the vineyards to the bottling process. Enjoy a Wine Tasting celebrating Chile’s proud wine-making traditions, followed by a gourmet Highlight Lunch served on the beautiful grounds of the winery. Return to Santiago later this afternoon and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (FB HL) DAY 12 SANTIAGO AT LEISURE F Enjoy a day of leisure in Santiago. Perhaps join an optional trip to Valparaiso, once known as “Little San Francisco” by the sailors who made it a frequent stopover on the long voyage between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans; then take the coastal road to see the graceful mansions, white-sand beaches and historic casino of the seaside resort of Vina del Mar. This evening, gather for a festive Farewell Dinner with a folklore show of charismatic and agile dancers in colorful ethnic costumes from northern, central and southern Chile, as well as Easter Island. (FB FD) DAY 13 DEPART SANTIAGO Say hasta luego to Chile and transfer to the airport for your onward travel arrangements (not included in vacation price). For your comfort, your rooms are reserved until 6 p.m. (Depending on your next destination and flight schedule, you may arrive back in the USA on Day 13 or Day 14.) (CB/FB)

EXTEND YOUR VACATION 4 DAYS EASTER ISLAND See page 75 for more information.

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BRAZILIAN AMAZON This pre-itinerary extension is only available in conjunction with: Glimpse of South America (pages 70-71); Best of South America (pages 72-74).

This post-itinerary extension is only available in conjunction with: Best of South America (pages 72-74).

DAY 1 FLY TO EASTER ISLAND (3 NIGHTS) D Fly to Easter Island, the cradle of an enigmatic culture that persists to this day. The language, music and many traditions remain alive amongst the island’s inhabitants, while the enormous carved stone moai tell of a more remote past. After checking in at your seaside hotel (check in is at 3 p.m.), enjoy the rest of the day on your own. Take a swim in the pool, stroll into town or just relax and enjoy the island breezes. Guests flying in from Lima will get the full use of their hotel room in Lima until their transfer to the airport for their late evening flight to Easter Island and will get the immediate use of their room upon their early morning arrival on Easter Island, including a hot breakfast served at the hotel. Hotel: Taha Tai Hotel (MF)

DAY 1 ARRIVE MANAUS Fly to Manaus, Brazil (not included in vacation price). Upon arrival, you’ll be taken to your hotel where you have some time to freshen up before embarking on a city tour. Visit the grand Palacio Rio Negro, former home of a rubber baron and now a museum preserving the traditional Amazonian culture. Discover the floating harbor and nearby Customs House, the vibrant Mercado Municipal, and the famed Opera House, constructed during the rubber boom of Manaus’ golden age. Hotel: Tropical Manaus (MD) DAY 2 MANAUS – AMAZON ECOPARK JUNGLE LODGE (2 NIGHTS) This morning, travel upstream to the famous “Meeting of the Waters” and watch the dark water of the Rio Negro mix with the brown water of the Solimoes as the mighty river flows eastward to the Atlantic. After lunch, choose to take an optional canoe excursion down a smaller tributary and try your hand at piranha fishing, or just relax and soak up the jungle atmosphere. Later this afternoon, transfer to your lodge on the banks of the Rio Taruma. (FB L D) Hotel: Amazon ECOPARK Jungle Lodge (MF)

DAY 2 EASTER ISLAND SIGHTSEEING Drive to the coast and visit representative examples of not restored platforms, Ahus Vaihu in the bay of Hanga Te’e, and Akahanga, where supposedly the famous king Hotu Matua was buried. Proceed to Rano Raraku, quarry of almost 900 stone statues, 397 of them still lying or standing at the slopes of the extinct volcano with crater lake. Then visit Ahu Tongariki, the most recent and biggest restauration on the island. Then visit Ahu Te Pito Kura and the “Navel of the World.” Finally, visit the beach of Anakena with its restored Ahus Nau Nau and Ature Huke. There you will have the opportunity to enjoy the warm Pacific Ocean. (FB L)

DAY 3 AMAZON EXCURSION After breakfast, embark on a guided walk through the rainforest. When you enter the dense jungle, imagine yourself as one of the first explorers of the Amazon—perhaps you’ll spot the capybara, the world’s largest rodent, or get a glimpse of an anaconda as it naps on the branches of a tree. Then visit the home of native Amazonians to learn about their culture and way of life. This evening, take to the river on a moonlit search for caiman. (FB L D)

DAY 3 EASTER ISLAND SIGHTSEEING Delve deeper into Easter Island’s singular history and culture today as your expert guide takes you to explore Rano Kau, an extinct volcano with stunning views of the island, and the village of Orongo, the ceremonial center of the mysterious Birdman cult. View the altars, quarry and some of the 480 cave paintings related to this fascinating cult. Drive to restored Ahu Akivi with 7 Moais, built in the middle of the island. Visit the topknot-quarry Puna Pau with its red scoria stone, where all the Pukaos were made. (FB)

DAY 4 AMAZON – MANAUS – RIO DE JANEIRO D Visit Monkey Forest, a rehabilitation center and wildlife refuge, to watch the rescued monkeys eat and play. Then say chau to the Amazon as you return to Manaus Airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro where you will join your vacation on Day 1. (FB)

DAY 4 DEPART EASTER ISLAND Enjoy some free time this morning before transferring to the airport for your onward flight arrangements (not included in vacation price). (FB)

4 Days Land & Intra-Air from C$1195 Ref: LEAST

1 Jan 13 - 31 Dec 13

6 1 Jan 14 - 31 Mar 14

Twin Share

Triple Room Reduction

Single Room Supplement

1475

15

290

1595

15

320

Triple Room Reduction

Single Room Supplement

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1450

95

430

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1595

95

470

1 Jan 13 - 31 Dec 13

1195

75

270

1 Jan 14 - 31 Mar 14

1325

75

295

From Lima 6

From Santiago 6

All prices are per person.

All prices are per person.

Land & Intra-Air: Above prices include economy air and air-related charges for the flight Manaus-Rio de Janeiro and require purchase of the Glimpse of South America or the Best of South America vacation and air transportation on LAN Airlines to/from your gateway city; if flying with another carrier to/from your gateway city, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of June 30, 2012. For up-to-date information, please visit www.trafalgar.com.

Land & Intra-Air: Above prices include economy air and air-related charges for the flights Santiago-Easter Island or Lima-Easter Island, and require purchase of the Best of South America vacation and air transportation on LAN Airlines to/ from your gateway; if flying with another carrier to/from your gateway, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of June 30, 2012. For up-to-date information, please visit www.trafalgar.com.

6 2014 dates are subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed July 2013.

6 2014 dates are subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed July 2013.

For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodations, please see pages 20-21 and 88.

For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodations, please see pages 20-21 and 88.

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DAY 1 DEPART CANADA D Depart from your home gateway city, bound for Beijing.

• B Be My Guest Get a glimpse into Chinese life during a visit to a Hutong family in Beijing for a delicious lunch featuring local cuisine. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide Enjoy the company of a Local Guide in Xi’an and Shanghai. • I Local Specialty Try a Tai Chi class in Xi’an n Indulge in a relaxing foot massage in Beijing.

DAY 2 ARRIVE BEIJING (3 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Beijing! Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and settle in before meeting your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception drink and local appetizers at 8 p.m. (WR) Hotel: Traders Upper East Hotel, Beijing (by Shangri-La) (SF)

Sightseeing Highlights • Beijing Visit Tiananmen Square; tour the Forbidden City; walk the Great Wall, wonder of the ancient world; travel the Sacred Way; experience an evening of kung fu at the Red Theater; see the Giant Pandas at the Beijing Zoo; explore the Hutongs by rickshaw. • Xi’an Explore the excavations of the Terra Cotta Warriors and horses; visit the City Wall; experience a thrilling Tang Dynasty cultural show. • Shanghai Relax and enjoy the Huangpu River Cruise; visit the Zhujiajiao ancient water town; enjoy a performance by the Shanghai Acrobats.

Dining Highlights • 8 full breakfasts • 6 lunches: F Traditional dumpling Highlight Lunch in Xi’an n F Traditional Dim Sum Highlight Lunch in Shanghai n B Be My Guest Hutong family lunch in Beijing n 3 lunches • E Welcome Reception with light appetizers and a drink with your Travel Director in Beijing. • 3 evening meals: F Peking Duck Highlight Dinner in Beijing n F Tang Dynasty Highlight Dinner and cultural performance in Xi’an n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Shanghai

DAY 3 BEIJING SIGHTSEEING I F Begin your visit to one of the world’s great capital cities by exploring one of the world’s largest public areas—Tiananmen Square, home to the National Museum of China, the mausoleum of Mao Zedong and the great Monument to the Peoples’ Heroes. Pass through the south gate to the magnificent Forbidden City, a 250-acre complex of courtyards, palaces, pavilions and gardens, which served as the imperial palace for emperors and their households for more than 500 years. Continue to the stunning Temple of Heaven visited by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven. Later, indulge in a relaxing foot massage, a Local Specialty, at the Foot Reflexology Center. This evening, enjoy a succulent Peking Duck Highlight Dinner—a must during any visit to Beijing. (FB L HD) DAY 4 BEIJING SIGHTSEEING & THE GREAT WALL Travel outside the city and look down upon the Chinese countryside from your perch on top of the Great Wall, which is actually a collection of fortifications built and rebuilt from the 5th century B.C. to the 16th century to repulse nomadic invaders like the Mongols. Walk the Sacred Way home to the remnants of the Ming Tombs, the once-lavish burial chambers of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty. Later this evening back in Beijing, attend a lively show of acrobatics, kung fu and dance at the Red Theater. (FB L)

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DAY 5 BEIJING SIGHTSEEING – XI’AN (2 NIGHTS) B D Begin your day by greeting the famed Chinese Giant Pandas at the Beijing Zoo before embarking on a unique tour by rickshaw around the ancient alleyways of the traditional courtyard Hutong residence. Visit the home of a local family for a Be My Guest lunch of traditional Chinese cuisine. This afternoon, bid farewell to Beijing and fly to the city of Xi’an. Arrive at your hotel for an evening at leisure. (FB BG) Hotel: Golden Flower Hotel, Xi’an (by Shangri-La) (SF)

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For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 88. Please visit our website or contact your Travel Agent for details of our great Early Payment Discounts. All prices are per person, twin share. Land & Intra-Air Prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights Beijing – Xi’an and Xi’an – Shanghai and are accurate as of June 20, 2012. For up-to-date information, please visit www.trafalgar.com International airfare between your gateway city and the holiday start/end city is additional; please call Trafalgar for special airfares. e This departure occurs over the Chinese New Year. For optional extensions available for purchase in conjunction with this holiday, please visit www.trafalgar.com Please note hotels may be subject to change.

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where you can try your hand at making traditional dumplings at a local restaurant before enjoying the fruits of your labor. Later, transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. On arrival in Shanghai, transfer to your hotel before a relaxing evening cruise along the Huangpu River. (FB HL) Hotel: Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao (SF)

DAY 6 XI’AN SIGHTSEEING 5 F Venture out with a Local Guide starting with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the legendary army of Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses in Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s subterranean tomb. Later, enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the old city wall, which protected Xi’an’s inhabitants from its invaders. This evening, indulge in a Tang Dynasty Highlight Dinner and cultural performance featuring music, dance, and traditional costumes with a special backstage visit. (FB L HD) DAY 7 XI’AN – SHANGHAI (3 NIGHTS) I F D Try a morning Tai Chi Class, a Local Specialty, and learn the basic principles of Tai Chi as well as some of the basic movements. Continue to Big Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the city’s most distinctive and outstanding landmarks, possibly the most beautiful building left in Xi’an today. In the afternoon, visit the ancient City Wall, the most complete city wall that has survived in China. Experience a Highlight Lunch

DAY 9 SHANGHAI AT LEISURE F Today is yours to explore Shanghai as you wish. Take an optional trip to the stunning Yuyuan gardens to see the Jade Buddha Temple and the Shanghai Propaganda Poster Museum, explore the bustling streets filled with character or relax and enjoy the atmosphere. This evening, gather with your newfound friends for a lively Farewell Dinner toasting to a great trip and an unforgettable adventure. (FB FD) DAY 10 DEPART SHANGHAI – CANADA D Transfer to the airport for your flight home, or continue your vacation with one of the many popular optional extensions. (FB)

WR = Welcome Reception YC = Your Choice Dining FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch / Dinner / Farewell Dinner BG = Be My Guest Dining

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DAY 8 SHANGHAI SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE 5 F Drive to the suburbs of Shanghai City with a Local Guide to Zhujiajiao, an ancient water town founded more than 1700 years ago. In its heyday, it was a bustling market town well known throughout the country. The town’s many attractions can be found by strolling down the ancient streets and exploring the many bridges that crisscross its canals. Return to the city for a Highlight Lunch featuring Dim Sum, followed by a visit to a local tea house. The afternoon is at leisure for you to visit the city’s museums, have time to go shopping or relax at your hotel. This evening, enjoy a performance by the world-renowned Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe. (FB HL)

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Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Enjoy lunch at a Vietnamese farm to learn about the local cultures and customs and indulge in regional cuisine. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Specialty Learn Tai Chi onboard a traditional Vietnamese Junk boat in Ha Long Bay. n Enjoy seeing local pottery artisans at work at the Dong Trieu Ceramic Factory en route to Hanoi n Partake in an exclusive Vietnamese cooking class and dinner taught by a local chef. • l Unique Insight Visit Ho Chi Minh’s house in Hanoi.

Sightseeing Highlights • Hanoi Explore the city and see the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, and the Temple of Literature; take a cyclo ride through the French quarter. • Ha Long Bay Cruise the bay during an overnight trip aboard a traditional Junk boat. • Hoi An See this ancient town built of old merchant houses, the Hoi An Museum and the Chinese Assembly Hall. • Hue Explore the Imperial Citadel; take a boat ride along the Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda. • Ho Chi Minh City See Notre Dame Cathedral, Reunification Palace, and the War Crimes Museum; explore the Cu Chi Tunnels used by the VietCong during the war.

Dining Highlights • 9 full breakfasts • 7 lunches: B Be My Guest lunch at a Vietnamese herb farm in Hoi An n 6 lunches • E Welcome Reception with light appetizers and a drink with your Travel Director in Hanoi • 5 evening meals: F Highlight Dinner and music and dance performance in Hue n F Farewell Dinner in Ho Chi Minh City n 1 dinner on board the Victory Star in Ha Long Bay n 1 three-course dinner in Hanoi n 1 three-course dinner in Hoi An

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• See page 8 for all included highlights • 9 nights First Class accommodations including 1-night Victory Star Cruise on Ha Long Bay • Airport transfers are provided on Days 1 and 11. Conditions apply. • L Complimentary keepsake photo. • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

DAY 1 DEPART CANADA D Depart from your home gateway city, bound for Hanoi. DAY 2 ARRIVE HANOI (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Vietnam! Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and get settled in before joining your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception drink and local appetizers at 8 p.m. (WR) Hotel: InterContinental Hanoi West Lake (Deluxe) DAY 3 HANOI SIGHTSEEING l Take a full day to explore Hanoi’s celebrated history. Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum encased in an impressive marble structure before moving onto his wooden stilt house, a Unique Insight, and the One Pillar Pagoda. Explore the first University of Vietnam, the Temple of Literature, which is filled with the profound philosophies of Confucianism. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Hoan Kiem Lake and the Ngoc Son Temple before taking a cyclo tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter which allows you to catch a glimpse of ancient Hanoi and learn about traditional Vietnamese architecture. In the evening, enjoy a delightful traditional water puppet performance whose origin dates back over a thousand years before indulging in your first Vietnamese dinner at a local restaurant. (FB L D) DAY 4 HANOI – HA LONG BAY CRUISE This morning, drive through green rice paddy fields to Ha Long Bay where you board a traditional Junk sailing boat for a cruise among the hundreds of islets of Ha Long Bay. Enjoy a sumptuous seafood lunch

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before visiting a grotto of gigantic stalactites and stalagmites. Drop anchor later in the evening for dinner and a peaceful overnight stay afloat among the dramatic limestone peaks rising out of the sea. (FB L D) Boat: Victory Star DAY 5 HA LONG BAY – HANOI – HOI AN (2 NIGHTS) I D Begin your day as the locals do during a morning Tai Chi class, a Local Specialty, on the deck of the Junk boat. Indulge in a delectable brunch as the cruise along the emerald waters continues before arriving at the wharf. Disembark and drive back to Hanoi stopping at Bat Trang Ceramic Village where you learn about the art of pottery and ceramics, also a Local Specialty. Head to the Hanoi airport for your flight to Danang where, upon arrival, you are transferred to your hotel in Hoi An. Enjoy the evening at leisure and relax at your hotel enjoying the tranquil ambiance of the Vietnamese coastline. (FB) Hotel: Sunrise Hoi An (SF) DAY 6 HOI AN SIGHTSEEING I Your morning begins on a walking tour around the ancient town of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Merchant houses which were built over 200 years ago, the Hoi An Museum, Chinese Assembly Hall and the Japanese covered bridge. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before embarking on a boat trip on the Thu Bon River to visit Kim Bong village, famous for its wood carvings. This evening, partake in an exclusive Local Specialty Vietnamese cooking class during a dinner taught by a local chef. (FB L D) DAY 7 HOI AN – DANANG – HUE (2 NIGHTS) B Enjoy some leisure time this morning to take in more of beautiful Hoi An before heading towards Danang. En route, delight in a Be My Guest lunch at a Vietnamese herb farm where the local farmers will share their knowledge and expertise on the regional agriculture techniques. Continue over the Cloudy Pass for stunning views before descending into Danang. Stop at the Cham Museum, to learn about the ancient Champa civilization with records dating as far back as 2nd century AD. This evening is at leisure for you to relax at your hotel with its beautiful gardens. (FB BG) Hotel: Pilgrimage Village Boutique Resort & Spa (SF) DAY 8 HUE SIGHTSEEING F Visit the Imperial Citadel, the centerpiece of the royal empire and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It incurred extensive damage during the war and only a few buildings survived. The spectacular Citadel houses a series of palaces, ornate halls, libraries, residences and colleges and was the former historic capital of Vietnam during the Nguyen Dynasty. After lunch at a local restaurant, take an afternoon boat cruise on the

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For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 88. Please visit our website or contact your Travel Agent for details of our great Early Payment Discounts. All prices are per person, twin share. Land & Intra-Air Prices include economy air and air-related charges for the flight Hanoi to Danang and Danang to Ho Chi Minh City and are accurate as of June 20, 2012. For up-to-date information, please visit www.trafalgar.com International airfare between your gateway city and the holiday start/end city is additional; please call Trafalgar for special airfares. For optional extensions available for purchase in conjunction with this holiday, please visit www.trafalgar.com Please note hotels may be subject to change.

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

peaceful Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda. This evening, attend a special Royal Highlight Dinner with traditional Hue music and a dance performance at Duyet Thi Duong theater in the Citadel. (FB L HD) DAY 9 HUE – HO CHI MINH CITY (2 NIGHTS) D Transfer to the airport this morning for a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, join an orientation tour of the city and see Notre Dame Cathedral. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to the Reunification Palace and War Remnant Museum, and Ben Thanh Market. Tonight is at leisure for you to relax at your hotel or enjoy sampling some of the many local restaurants this buzzing city has to offer. (FB L) Hotel: Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon (SF) DAY 10 HO CHI MINH CITY SIGHTSEEING F Take a drive to Cu Chi where VietCong fighters built a labyrinth of narrow tunnels as hideouts during the war. Visit the underground kitchens, secret trapdoors, living areas and meeting rooms. Continue to the town of Tay Ninh and visit Cao Dai Temple for a very colorful, formal service. The Cao Dai religion is unique to Vietnam and the temple at Tay Ninh is the center of the religion. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, before returning to Ho Chi Minh City. Take some free time this afternoon to visit the markets and shops downtown before toasting your travel companions during a Farewell Dinner at a Vietnamese fine dining restaurant. (FB L FD) DAY 11 DEPART HO CHI MINH CITY – CANADA D Transfer to the airport for your flight home, or extend you stay with an optional Cambodian cruise extension, see page 16. (FB)

WR = Welcome Reception YC = Your Choice Dining FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch / Dinner / Farewell Dinner BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Feel the sand between your toes when you visit Bondi Beach for lunch at an Aussie institution with views over the Pacific Ocean. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • j Local Expert Journey through the Sydney Opera House and discover the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with Local Experts.

Sightseeing Highlights • Sydney View the Harbour Bridge and Opera House on a harbor cruise. • Ayers Rock Experience sunset and sunrise at Uluru (Ayers Rock). • Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) Walk into Walpa Gorge and watch the sunset. • Great Barrier Reef Get up close to the colorful coral and tropical fish. • Cairns A free day to relax or go sightseeing in this tropical city.

Dining Highlights • 8 hot buffet breakfasts. • E Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in Sydney. • 2 lunches: B Be My Guest lunch in Sydney. n F Highlight Lunch on the Great Barrier Reef. • 1 evening meal: F Farewell Dinner in Cairns.

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*DAY 1 TO DAY 2 DEPART CANADA D You will fly over the international date line on your way to Sydney, Australia. DAY 3 ARRIVE SYDNEY (3 NIGHTS) E On arrival in Sydney you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy free time explore this beautiful city. Perhaps take a walk down to the historic Rocks district and Circular Quay, for views of the sparkling harbor. You could stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens to the Art Gallery of New South Wales which houses permanent and visiting collections from Australia and around the world. Why not take a trip to Sydney’s beautiful Northern Beaches including Manly. You’ll travel over the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Milsons Point for the best possible photo opportunity of the Sydney Opera House. See Sydney’s white sandy northern beaches including Curl Curl, Harbord and Freshwater before returning to the city. This evening meet your Travel Director and traveling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour (MD) DAY 4 SYDNEY SIGHTSEEING j B This morning enjoy a tour of the Sydney Opera House with a Local Expert. Later, board your coach to see the Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, Watson’s Bay and the Gap. Our destination is famous Bondi Beach for an iconic Australian experience. You’ll be greeted by a local surf lifesaver before a Be My Guest lunch at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen’s Club, with its views over the Pacific Ocean. Your host will take you on an exclusive tour through Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club to learn about the history of Bondi and surf lifesaving. When you return to the city you’ll cruise on the glistening water of Sydney Harbour then you’ll have the opportunity to discover Australia’s national gemstone – the opal. Or if you want to see Sydney from above, take the climb of your life with the Sydney Harbour Bridge ‘BridgeClimb’. (BB BG)

• Airport transfers are provided as indicated in the itinerary (conditions apply, refer to page 88). • First Class hotel accommodation, which includes twin-bedded rooms with private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and a restroom onboard. • Escorted by one of Trafalgar’s top professional Travel Directors. • A travel wallet with your documentation.

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DAY 5 SYDNEY AT LEISURE Spend a free day in Sydney seeing the sights of your choice. Or perhaps take an excursion to view the Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves or an interesting trip to Canberra, Australia’s capital. Or travel to the Hunter Valley, New South Wales’ premier wine growing region, for a wineries tour. (BB) DAY 6 SYDNEY – ULURU (AYERS ROCK) (2 NIGHTS) D You will be transferred to Sydney Airport for your flight to Ayers Rock. Late afternoon you’ll travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Witness and photograph the striking color changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. (BB) Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel (F) DAY 7 KATA TJUTA (THE OLGAS) Rise early this morning to experience sunrise at Uluru (Ayers Rock). Watch the first rays of dawn set Uluru and the Red Centre alight. Travel by coach to the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Your guide will escort you on a walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole, indicating the natural features of the landscape, Aboriginal rock paintings and traditional Aboriginal stories relating to this special place. Visit the Uluru - Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. This afternoon travel to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), 36 massive domes of red conglomerate rock. The walking trail through the Walpa Gorge follows the natural creek bed between two of the tallest domes. Later, enjoy complimentary sparkling wine as the sun sets at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). (BB) DAY 8 ULURU (AYERS ROCK) – CAIRNS (3 NIGHTS) D Take time to relax this morning before you are transferred to the airport for your flight to Cairns. The rest of the day is free to explore on your own. Stroll along the Esplanade then browse the night markets and the Pier Marketplace. (BB) Hotel: Hilton (D) DAY 9 GREAT BARRIER REEF j F Encounter unique Australian animals at the Cairns Wildlife Dome. Later, board a high speed catamaran for an unforgettable day on the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a reef education presentation by a Local Expert. Snorkel in the underwater paradise with its colorful coral and tropical fish and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided). Visit the underwater observatory and watch the marine life glide by plus take a ride in the semi-submersible vessel. Enjoy a tropical buffet Highlight Lunch before returning to Cairns in the late afternoon for an evening of free time. (BB HL) DAY 10 CAIRNS AT LEISURE F Enjoy a full free day in this tropical city. Perhaps take a ride on the famous Kuranda Railway for a breathtaking journey to the village of

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Please visit our website or contact your Travel Agent for details of great Early Payment Discounts. All prices are per person, twin share.

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Kuranda with time to stroll through the market. Return to the lowlands by the Skyrail Cableway above the Barron Gorge National Park, a beautiful experience. Visit the award-winning Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Experience the History, Creation and Dance Theaters where the legends of the Dreamtime are brought to life. Or if nature’s your thing, you could take a trip to Cape Tribulation. Catch a ferry across the Daintree River and visit the Environmental Centre then take a closer look at life from the Rainforest Canopy Tower. There’s time to walk along Cape Tribulation Beach before lunch in a rainforest setting. Later cruise through the mangroves along the Daintree River and visit Mossman Gorge. This evening join your Travel Director and new-found friends for a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) DAY 11 CAIRNS – CANADA D This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Cairns Airport for your flight home (flights anytime). (BB)

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*DAY 1 TO DAY 2 DEPART CANADA D You will fly over the international date line on your way to Christchurch, New Zealand.

• G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Specialty Watch skilled artisans carving greenstone (jade) in Hokitika. n Experience a Kiwi Haka Maori Show in Queenstown. n Taste the sumptuous stone fruit at Mrs. Jones’ Orchard at Cromwell. • 5 Local Guide A qualified Local Guide at Franz Josef Glacier and valley. • j Local Expert Ride the Haast River Safari Jet boat with a Local Expert.

DAY 3 ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH E On arrival in Christchurch you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in (flights to arrive prior to 4pm). You’ll have free time to relax before a Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director this evening. (WR D) Hotel: Heartland Hotel Cotswold (F)

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DAY 5 FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER SIGHTSEEING 5 Today you’ll explore Franz Josef Glacier with your Local Guide on an interpretive tour. This afternoon you will have the opportunity to take an optional scenic flight over the Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers and Mt. Cook (weather permitting). This evening, why not dine at one of the local cafés. (BB)

• Christchurch See how the city is being rebuilt after the earthquake of February 2011. • TranzAlpine Train Journey through the spectacular Southern Alps. • Franz Josef Glacier View the magnificent glacier. • Haast River Safari Ride the Haast River on our own Jet boat. • Arrowtown Explore this historic gold mining town. • Queenstown Spend three nights in New Zealand’s adventure capital.

Dining Highlights • 8 hot buffet breakfasts. • 6 evening meals: E Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director in Christchurch. n 3 three-course dinners. n F Highlight Dinner in Queenstown. n F Farewell Dinner in Christchurch.

DAY 4 CHRISTCHURCH – TRANZALPINE – FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER (2 NIGHTS) I Start the day with a spectacular train journey on the TranzAlpine from Christchurch through the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. You’ll visit Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade), a Local Specialty, for a factory visit and demonstration before continuing south along the rugged coastal road to Franz Josef Glacier. (BB D) Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (SF)

DAY 6 FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER – WANAKA j Travel along the coastal road with the towering mountains on your left and the Tasman Sea on your right. Climb over the Haast Pass to view Thunder Creek Falls and travel through dramatic mountain and forest scenery. You’ll stop for a ride on the Haast River Safari with a Local Expert, a unique covered jetboat experience. Later you’ll arrive at Lake Wanaka. (BB D) Hotel: Wanaka Hotel (F) DAY 7 WANAKA – QUEENSTOWN (3 NIGHTS) I This morning pass Lakes Hawea and Dunstan. Journey through the Kawarau Gorge. Stop at Cromwell to taste its sensational stone fruit, a Local Specialty. Enjoy a visit to Arrowtown, a colorful old gold-mining

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• Airport transfers are provided as indicated in the itinerary (conditions apply, refer to page 88). • First Class hotel accommodation, which includes twin-bedded rooms with private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and a restroom onboard. • Escorted by one of Trafalgar’s top professional Travel Directors. • A travel wallet with your documentation.

Hokitika Jade Factory Carving

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Duration: 11 Days Price from: C$2375

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township steeped in local history, before continuing to Queenstown for your three night stay. (BB D) Hotel: Heartland Hotel (F) DAY 8 MILFORD SOUND CRUISE Today is a feast for the senses. Travel along the Devil’s Staircase and the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau and its lake. You’ll be awe-struck by great sights from Fiordland National Park, New Zealand’s largest, to Milford Sound, one of the world’s most amazing places, where you will cruise on the waters of this natural wonder. En route you’ll drive through the hand-made Homer Tunnel to the abundant photo opportunities afforded by the Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley, the Chasm, Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls. In the late afternoon return to Queenstown, where you’ll have a free evening. (BB)

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2475 2475 2475 2475 2475

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2475

Thu 7 Feb Thu 14 Feb Thu 21 Feb Thu 28 Feb

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2475 2475 2475 2475

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2475 2475 2475 2475

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2475 2475

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2375 2375

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Sun 14 Jul

2375

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Sun 11 Aug

2475 2475 2475 2475 2475

2375

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2375

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2375 2375

6 6 6 6 6

Thu 3 Oct Thu 10 Oct Thu 17 Oct Thu 24 Oct Thu 31 Oct

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2575 2575 2575 2575 2575

6 6 6 6

Thu 7 Nov Thu 14 Nov Thu 21 Nov Thu 28 Nov

Sun 17 Nov Sun 24 Nov Sun 1 Dec Sun 8 Dec

2575 2575 2575 2575

6 Thu 12 Dec Sun 22 Dec 2014 Sun 12 Jan 6 Thu 2 Jan Sun 19 Jan 6 Thu 9 Jan 6 Thu 16 Jan Sun 26 Jan 6 Thu 23 Jan Sun 2 Feb 6 Thu 30 Jan Sun 9 Feb

2575 2575 2575 2575 2575 2575

6 6 6 6

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2575 2575 2575 2575

6 6 6 6

Thu 6 Mar Thu 13 Mar Thu 20 Mar Thu 27 Mar

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2575 2575 2575 2575

GREAT SAVINGS C$120 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$240

Single Supplement Option 1 Nov 12 - 18 Apr 13 9 May - 19 Sep 13 3 Oct 13 - 27 Mar 14

C$670 C$585 C$670

Triple Room Reduction For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 88.

C$120

Please visit our website or contact your Travel Agent for details of great Early Payment Discounts. All prices are per person, twin share.

Arrowtown

DAY 9 QUEENSTOWN AT LEISURE F I Time at leisure today gives you the opportunity to sample the many scenic delights of Queenstown. Perhaps take a jet boat ride or try white water rafting. For the less adventurous there are garden and wine tours. This evening ride the Skyline Gondola to Bob’s Peak for a delicious buffet Highlight Dinner while taking in stunning views of Queenstown. Experience a Kiwi Haka Maori Show as well, a Local Specialty! (BB HD) DAY 10 QUEENSTOWN – CHRISTCHURCH F Travel past Mt. Cook National Park, home to New Zealand’s highest mountain. You may wish to take an optional scenic flight (weather permitting). This afternoon stop at Lake Tekapo and view the Church of the Good Shepherd and then continue over the colorful Canterbury

6 Please note that these departures are subject to price itinerary and hotel modification. Details will be confirmed in April 2013. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

Plains to Christchurch. Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner together with your traveling companions. (BB FD) Hotel: Heartland Hotel Cotswold (F) DAY 11 CHRISTCHURCH – CANADA D Your vacation concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

WR = Welcome Reception YC = Your Choice Dining FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch / Dinner / Farewell Dinner BG = Be My Guest Dining

AT LEISURE : AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

83

Australia and New Zealand Panorama

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Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Enjoy a Maori Hangi dinner at the Tamaki Family Marae in Rotorua. Feel the sand between your toes when you visit Bondi Beach for lunch at an Aussie institution with views over the Pacific Ocean. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide Join a qualified Local Guide at Waitomo Caves, Rainbow Springs and Whakarewarewa Village in Rotorua. • j Local Expert Discover the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and journey through the Sydney Opera House with Local Experts.

Sightseeing Highlights • Auckland Cruise on Waitemata Harbour.• Waitomo Caves Take a guided boat tour of the Glow Worm Grotto.• Rotorua Discover Whakarewarewa Village, Rainbow Springs Nature Park and the Agrodome Sheep Show.• Queenstown Spend a free day in New Zealand’s adventure capital.• Melbourne See the Royal Botanic Gardens and Queen Victoria Market.• Great Barrier Reef Get up close to the colorful coral and tropical fish.• Sydney View the Harbour Bridge and Opera House on a harbor cruise.

Dining Highlights • 12 hot buffet breakfasts. • 3 lunches: F Highlight Lunch on the Great Barrier Reef. n B Be My Guest lunch in Sydney. n 1 lunch. • 3 evening meals: F Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director in Auckland. n B Be My Guest dinner with local wine in Rotorua. n F Farewell Dinner in Sydney.

Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) Maori Cultural Performers *DAY 1 TO DAY 2 DEPART CANADA D You will fly over the international date line on your way to Auckland, New Zealand. DAY 3 ARRIVE AUCKLAND E On arrival in Auckland you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 1pm). See the sights of Auckland on a city tour. This evening meet your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception at your hotel and dinner at the top of the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Auckland’s Skytower at Orbit, a revolving restaurant with 360 degree views of the city. (WR D) Hotel: SKYCITY Grand Hotel (D) DAY 4 AUCKLAND – ROTORUA (2 NIGHTS) 5 B Travel to the Waitomo Caves to see the incredible Glow Worm Grotto on a boat tour with a Local Guide. Continue to Rotorua to experience the Realm of Tane, a dramatic blend of a guided tour, character theatre and cultural storytelling, followed by a Maori Hangi Be My Guest dinner accompanied by local wine and a concert at the Tamaki Family Marae. (BB BG) Hotel: Millennium Hotel (MD) DAY 5 ROTORUA SIGHTSEEING 5 A Local Maori Guide will accompany you around the Whakarewarewa Living Thermal Village, where you’ll gain an insight into Maori culture. See New Zealand’s biggest geyser, bubbling mud pools and thermal springs. Your next stop is Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a tour with a Local Guide. You may even spot a kiwi! Then visit the Agrodome Sheep Show, the multi-award-winning stage show, for a taste of farm life. (BB) DAY 6 ROTORUA – QUEENSTOWN (2 NIGHTS) D This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Queenstown. On arrival explore the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown on the Arrow River, previously one of the world’s richest rivers, before an orientation tour of Queenstown and surrounds. See Lake Wakatipu, the Remarkables Mountain Range and the home of the Bungy Jump at Kawarau Bridge. (BB) Hotel: Millennium Hotel (MD) DAY 7 QUEENSTOWN AT LEISURE A free day to do as you choose in New Zealand’s adventure capital. Why not take a day trip to mystical Milford Sound? You will travel along

First Class Highlights • Airport transfers are provided as indicated in the itinerary (conditions apply, refer to page 88). • First Class hotel accommodation, which includes twin-bedded rooms with private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and a restroom onboard. • Escorted by two of Trafalgar’s top professional Travel Directors, one per country. • A travel wallet with your documentation.

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Sydney Harbour and Opera House

Duration: 15 Days Price from: C$4095 Starts Canada

Ends Canada

Ref: QPACA

Land Only*

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Land Only*

Sun 16 Dec Sun 30 Dec 2013 Sun 6 Jan Sun 20 Jan

4125

6 Sun 21 Jul

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4095

4125

6 Sun 8 Sep

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4095

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4125 4125

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4195

6 Sun 3 Nov

Sun 17 Nov

4195

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4125 4125 4125

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4195

6 Sun 7 Apr

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4125

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4095

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4195 4195

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4095

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4195 4195

4195

GREAT SAVINGS Sightseeing stops

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the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau and its lake then through the rainforest of World Heritage Fiordland National Park, sighting glaciers and mountain ranges. Travel through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel to abundant photo opportunities afforded by the Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley and the Chasm, en route to Milford Sound to board your cruise for an unforgettable experience. (BB) DAY 8 QUEENSTOWN – MELBOURNE (2 NIGHTS) D You will be transferred to Queenstown Airport to board your flight for Melbourne, Australia. On arrival you are transferred to the hotel. This evening is free to explore this cosmopolitan city. (BB) Hotel: Crowne Plaza (MD) DAY 9 MELBOURNE SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE See the Royal Botanic Gardens, Queen Victoria Market, the Shrine of Remembrance, Parliament House and much more on a sightseeing tour. The remainder of the day is free so you may consider an excursion to the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island. (BB) DAY 10 MELBOURNE – CAIRNS (2 NIGHTS) D This morning you will be transferred to Melbourne Airport for your flight to Cairns, Queensland. Visit Rainforestation Nature Park for lunch. Experience indigenous culture and Australian native wildlife in a World Heritage listed rainforest setting. At the Pamagirri Corroboree you’ll witness a traditional dance performance. Try your hand at boomerang throwing, observe spear-throwing and watch a Pamagirri Guide play the didgeridoo. Visit the Wildlife Park to see native Australian animals including kangaroos, koalas and crocodiles. (BB L) Hotel: Hilton (D) DAY 11 GREAT BARRIER REEF j F Board a high speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy an informative reef education presentation with a Local Expert. See a myriad of coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and the semi-submersible craft. There is the opportunity to go snorkeling and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided). Enjoy a tropical buffet Highlight Lunch before you return to Cairns. (BB HL) DAY 12 CAIRNS – SYDNEY (3 NIGHTS) D You will be transferred to Cairns Airport for your flight to Sydney. On your arrival in Sydney you’ll transfer to your hotel in the center of the city, where the remainder of the day is free. Perhaps take a stroll through Darling Harbour or wander down to the historic Rocks district at Circular Quay for a panoramic view of the Sydney Opera House. (BB) Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour (MD) DAY 13 SYDNEY SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE j B This morning enjoy a tour of the Sydney Opera House with a Local Expert. Later, board your coach to see the Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, Watson’s Bay and the Gap. Your destination is famous Bondi Beach for an iconic Australian experience. You’ll be

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

C$200 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$410

Single Supplement Option 16 Dec 12 - 7 Apr 13 5 May - 8 Sep 13 6 Oct 13 - 16 Mar 14

C$1325 C$1310 C$1325

Triple Room Reduction For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 88.

C$200

Please visit our website or contact your Travel Agent for details of great Early Payment Discounts. All prices are per person, twin share.

6 Please note that these departures are subject to price itinerary and hotel modification. Details will be confirmed in November 2012. Festive Season surcharge applies to Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour for departure 16 December 2012. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Land Only price requires the following intra-air sectors to be purchased separately: Day 6 from Rotorua to Queenstown - flights to depart prior to 12pm; Day 8 from Queenstown to Melbourne - flights to arrive prior to 4pm; Day 10 from Melbourne to Cairns - flights to arrive prior to 12pm; Day 12 from Cairns to Sydney - flights anytime. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

greeted by a local surf lifesaver before a Be My Guest lunch at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen’s Club, with its views over the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Your host will take you on an exclusive tour through Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club to learn about the history of Bondi and surf lifesaving. Return to the city for a cruise on the beautiful harbor. Then you will have the opportunity to learn about Australia’s national gemstone - the opal. (BB BG) DAY 14 SYDNEY AT LEISURE F Spend a free day in this exciting city. Why not take an excursion to the famous Blue Mountains and see some of Australia’s native wildlife at Featherdale Wildlife Park. You could visit the Hunter Valley, New South Wales’ premier wine-growing region? Or perhaps take an interesting trip to Canberra, Australia’s capital. Gather together this evening with your Travel Director and new-found friends for a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant by the water. (BB FD) DAY 15 SYDNEY – CANADA D Time to bid farewell as we transfer you to Sydney Airport for your flight home (flights anytime). (BB)

WR = Welcome Reception YC = Your Choice Dining FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch / Dinner / Farewell Dinner BG = Be My Guest Dining

AT LEISURE : AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

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HOTELS: WHERE YOU WILL STAY

InterContinental Hanoi West Lake (Deluxe), Vietnam

THE FINEST ACCOMMODATIONS This is just a selection of the hotels where you may stay during your Trafalgar vacation. For full details, please see the hotels listed on daily itineraries.

Beverly Hilton (MD), Beverly Hills, USA

Una Hotel Roma (F), Italy

Amfora Hvar Island (F), Croatia

Crowne Plaza Melbourne (MD), Australia

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Hilton Amsterdam (MD), The Netherlands

HOTEL CLASS KEY: D: DELUXE MD: MODERATE DELUXE SF: SUPERIOR FIRST CLASS F: FIRST CLASS MF: MODERATE FIRST CLASS

Sunrise Hotel Hoi An (SF), Vietnam

Sheraton Libertador (SF), Buenos Aires, Argentina

SKYCITY Grand Hotel (D), Auckland, New Zealand

Paris Las Vegas (SF), USA

Ramses Hilton (MD), Cairo, Egypt

TRAFALGAR’S LONDON RECEPTION CENTRE While traveling in Europe, it’s reassuring to know you have a helping hand if ever you need it. The friendly team at Trafalgar’s London Reception Centre is there to assist, whether it’s questions about joining your group, a problem with travel arrangements or an emergency situation you need help to resolve. Calm, efficient assistance is just a phone call or email away.

Address & Contact Details: 79 York Road, London SE1 7NJ Tel: +44 (0) 207 620 8900 General Email: London.24x7@travcorpuk.com

Summer Opening Hours April 8 – October 25, 2013: Sunday to Thursday 5am – 7pm, Friday & Saturday 5am – 8pm Until 8 April 2013, the Centre operates on winter opening hours, daily 7am – 7pm. Enjoy the services and local knowledge of our Local Hosts

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HOTELS: WHERE YOU CAN EXTEND YOUR STAY Why not stay a little longer in the city where your vacation starts or ends? Only Trafalgar guests qualify for the special offers shown below. Check the itinerary pages for the hotel in which your trip starts or ends, choose by how many nights you want to extend your stay and ask your Travel Agent to make the additional reservation when you book your vacation. Transfers are not included in these offers but Trafalgar can provide door-to-door transfers to and from the airport to your hotel, see prices below. Prices are person, per night on a single or twin/double basis, with private bath, including all applicable taxes and services charges.

EUROPE CITY

USA AND CANADA HOTEL C$

Amsterdam Hilton Amsterdam† Athens Metropolitan Hotel Brussels The Hotel Brussels† Budapest Hilton Budapest West End Cagliari Regina Margherita T-Hotel Regina Cairo Fairmont Heliopolis** Low Med High Ramses Hilton** Low High Como Barchetta Excelsior NH Pontevecchio† Dublin Trinity Capital Edinburgh Novotel City Centre† Frankfurt Frankfurt Offenbach† Glasgow Radisson Blu Glasgow Milan Atahotel Quark Melia Milano Moscow Marriott Tverskaya Munich Hilton Munich City† Nice Hotel Ellington† Paris Renaissance La Defense† †† Prague President Hotel Prague Rome Grand Hotel Palatino Grand Hotel Tiberio† Milton Hotel Sheraton Golf Parco Dei Medici Una Hotel Rome St Petersburg Sokos Olympia Gardens Venice Boscolo Bellini† †† Continental Venice Vienna Hilton Vienna Danube Hotel Am Konzerthaus Zagreb The Westin

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160 130 118 116 128 122 115 123 147 117 136 163 113 116 166 86 123 91 95 205 122 156 172 119 192 158 166 138 185 205 188 210 141 134 112

83 No Charge 67 44 33 33 No Charge

Anaheim Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort Boston Omni Parker House May - Aug Low Sep - Oct High Calgary Delta Bow Valley Low 5 Jul - 12 Jul High Los Angeles The Beverly Hilton Nashville Renaissance Nashville Hotel New Orleans Marriott New Orleans New York Staybridge Suites Times Square May Jun Jul - Aug Sep - Oct San Francisco Hyatt Regency San Francisco Vancouver Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel Washington, D.C. Renaissance Washington D.C. Downtown Hotel

No Charge 133*** 133*** 72 33 89 50 111*** 111*** 78 100 61 78 50 56 56 56 56 56 72 139 139 56 56 61

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND CITY

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Auckland Cairns Christchurch Sydney

SKYCITY Grand Hotel Hilton Hotel Heartland Hotel Cotswold Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour*

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135 105 105 145

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85 132 148 74 164 157 122 78 210 202 178 226 127 125 111

19 28 28 28 28 19 19 28 65 65 65 65 19 31 DCA 15 / IAD 30

CITY

HOTEL C$

Rio De Janeiro Manaus Buenos Aires Easter Island Santiago

Rio Othon Palace Tropical Manaus Sheraton Libertador Hotel Taha Tai Hotel InterContinental Santiago

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249 152 70 152 143

42 No Charge 28 No Charge 24

AIRPORT TRANSFERS: EUROPE, NORTH AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, ASIA, AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND Trafalgar bonus! All Trafalgar guests receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by coach, shuttle bus, minivan, private car or taxi on the first & last days of the Trafalgar trip between designated airports and hotels for North America, South America, Asia, Australia & New Zealand. Anyone arriving before or after the scheduled first & last days of the trip may choose to book and purchase a transfer. In Australia & New Zealand complimentary transfers are also included with pre or post accommodations booked through Trafalgar. In Europe, complimentary group transfers are available on the scheduled first & last days of the Trafalgar trip at specified times (see table below). Anyone whose flight times do not coincide with the group transfer times may choose to book and purchase a transfer. Transfers may also be booked for those guests who have pre or post accommodation booked through Trafalgar. Note: Flight timings must be provided to Trafalgar no fewer than 21 days before flight departure (not required for North America).

EUROPE AIRPORT TRANSFER TIMES HOTEL C$

Beijing Shangri-La Traders East Upper Hotel Hanoi InterContinental West Lake Ho Chi Renaissance Saigon Minh City Shanghai Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao

SEASON

SINGLE

TWIN

1 Dec 12-28 Feb 13 1- 31 Mar, 1 Jun -15 Aug All other dates 1 Oct 12 -31 Oct 13 1 Jan 13 -30 Sep 13 1 Oct 13 -31 Dec 13 1 Dec 12 -28 Feb 13 1- 31 Mar, 1 Jun -15 Aug All other dates

125 141 176 290 242 274 187 199 234

77 85 103 160 136 152 108 114 132

The above costs include all hotel taxes & service charges. †Seasonal Supplements apply. †† Certain days of the week attract a supplement. **Fairmont Heliopolis Low: 07/04/2013 - 30/09/2013 High: 01/10/2013 - 31/10/2013 Peak: 26/03/2013 06/04/2013. **Ramses Hilton Low: 07/04/2013 - 30/06/2013, 22/07/2013 - 30/09/2013 High: 01/04/2013 - 06/04/2013, 01/07/2013 - 21/07/2013, 01/10.2013 - 31/10/2013. *Surcharge applies 29 Dec 12 - 2Jan 13 and 29 Dec 13 - 2 Jan 14 *** To Milan Malpensa. Trafalgar will not be responsible for unused transfers as a result of missed flight connections.

All prices are per person per night. The accommodation cost includes twin rooms with private facilities. Buffet breakfasts are included daily in Europe, South America, Asia, Australia & New Zealand. No breakfast is included in North America. A supplement may apply for Christmas, New Year, Easter and special events, this will be advised at the time of booking. Private transfer prices are per person one way. Private transfers are by car or minibus, and you will be met# after clearing customs and escorted to your vehicle. # Meet and greets do not apply for North America

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SOUTH AMERICA

ASIA CITY

HOTEL C$

EUROPEAN GATEWAY

FREE TRANSFER INBOUND

Amsterdam Athens‡ Brussels Budapest Cagliari Cairo‡ Dublin Edinburgh Frankfurt Glasgow Milan (Malpensa) Moscow (Sheremetyeno) Moscow (Domodedevo) Munich Nice Paris (Charles de Gaulle) Prague Rome St Petersburg Venice Vienna Zagreb

09:00, 11:30 & 14:30 Any time, any day N/A N/A 11:15 & 14:00 Any time, any day 08:30, 11:00 & 13:00 09:00, 11:30 & 14:00 09:30, 12:00 & 14:30 N/A 09:00 & 12:30 N/A N/A 10:00 & 13:00 N/A 08:00, 11:00 & 14:00 09:00, 11:00 & 13:00 09:30, 12:30 & 15:30 11:30, 14:30 & 17:00 N/A 09:00, 12:00, 15:00 N/A

FREE TRANSFER OUTBOUND N/A Any time, any day 08:00 & 12:00 07:00 & 11:00 04:30 & 07:00 Any time, any day 07:30, 09:30 & 11:30 N/A 08:00 & 10:00 07:00 & 09:00 07:30 &10:30 05:00 & 11:00 05:00 & 13:00 N/A 05:00 & 09:30 N/A N/A 07:00 & 09:30 N/A 08:00 & 09:30 08:00 & 09:30 07:00 & 11:30

In Cairo and Athens complimentary transfers are offered at anytime either on the first or last day of the trip or on other days in conjunction with pre and post accommodation booked through Trafalgar.

EXPRESS CHECK-IN

TRAFALGAR’S TRAVEL PROTECTION

THE ULTIMATE HASSLE-FREE VACATION EXPERIENCE

PROVIDING YOU WITH “ANY REASON” CANCELLATION FLEXIBILITY AND PEACE OF MIND WHILE YOU TRAVEL. Trafalgar Travel Protection Plan – designed with the following: For trips priced at:

Cost is:

Under

C$129 per person

 C$2,000 C$2,001 - C$3,500

C$199 per person

Over C$3,500 C$249 per person Note: Prices are subject to change without notice and are subject to provincial sales tax, where applicable.

SECTION I: TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT PROTECTION Provided by Trafalgar TRIP CANCELLATION up to total trip cost: Reimburses the non-refundable Trafalgar cancellation penalties imposed if you must cancel your trip for a covered reason such as illness, injury or death to you, a traveling companion or an immediate family member. Other reasons for cancellation include common carrier-caused delays due to inclement weather, jury duty, subpoena, or a documented traffic accident en route to departure, and other reasons as cited in the plan description. THE TRAFALGAR “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver: With the Trafalgar “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver, Trafalgar will provide you with 100% of the cancellation charges in the form of a future travel credit certificate, should you cancel your guided vacation more than 48 hours prior to your scheduled departure for any reason that is not eligible for cash reimbursement under the Trip Cancellation section of the Travel Protection Plan. Cancellation charges are reimbursed in the form of Trafalgar Travel Certificates allowing you a two-year credit to travel with us at a later date! Please note that to be eligible for the “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver, you must enroll and pay for the plan within two days of your initial trip deposit. The certificate is valid for two years, is nontransferable and non-refundable and may not be redeemed for cash. Future travel certificates do not include airfare cancellation charges for air arrangements unless those arrangements were provided by Trafalgar. TRIP INTERRUPTION:  Up to Total Trip Cost   TRIP DELAY:  Up to C$1,000 ($150/day)

SECTION II: TRAVEL INSURANCE BENEFITS Underwritten by Canadian Premier Life Insurance Company* and Legacy General Insurance Company (Baggage Protection).

EASY AS

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PLEASE REGISTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER MAKING YOUR BOOKING Our commitment to provide you with the best travel experience starts with our Express Check-in process. It will take you less than 10 minutes to complete but delivers these great benefits: • Understanding your individual needs and preferences helps us to better tailor your trip • You can meet fellow travelers before you depart via our online communities • You’ll receive helpful information, tips and exclusive savings on travel related goods and services • We can quickly locate you/your nominated contact in the unlikely event of an emergency • You will save time with no paperwork on vacation and streamlined hotel check-ins Please complete Express Check-in as soon as possible after making your booking via our secure website. You will need your booking reference number, passport details for everyone on your booking, travel insurance details and the emergency contact details of your nominated person. All your details are kept secure and we will not share your information with third parties.

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Go to www.trafalgar.com/can/express

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Enter your Booking Number and Last Name

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Answer all questions and click ‘submit’

Baggage Protection: Up to C$2,500  Bag Delay: Up to C$500 Medical & Dental Expenses: Up to C$1,000,000**  Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation: Up to C$50,000

SECTION III: EMERGENCYASSISTANCE SERVICES Provided by On Call International While the above is not a complete description – a full plan description detailing the terms, conditions and exclusions will be sent to you – we have highlighted just a few of the plan benefits. If you have any Travel Protection Plan questions, or would like to request a copy of the plan description, please call our plan administrator, BerkelyCare, at 1-866-580-4869. You may also view the plan at www.trafalgar.com. Travel insurance is applicable to all taxes. The Trafalgar Travel Protection Plan is provided in addition to other applicable indemnity or insurance programs, where permitted by law and shall apply only after benefits have been paid. * Section II Travel Insurance Benefits, Policy Number MZ0911062H0001A are underwritten by Canadian Premier Life Insurance Company , Markham, Ontario. Policy/certificate form series TAHC51000 and TAHC52000.’ ** NOTE: The Medical & Dental Expense benefits of this plan are subject to a maximum benefit limit of C$30,000 for those persons, who, at the time of a covered injury or sickness, do not have valid hospital and medical insurance under a Government Health Insurance Plan of a province or territory of Canada. This plan was designed and is administered by BerkelyCareSM

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Photographs A selection of photographs in this brochure have been supplied by Great Adventures, Tourism Victoria, Tourism Queensland, Captain Cook Cruises, Tourism Northern Territory, SkyScans, Kuranda Scenic Railway, Tourism New South Wales, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Quicksilver Cruises & Voyages.

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Travel together on a customized group vacation

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO SIGHTSEEING BROCHURE TERMINOLOGY: Trafalgar uses specific terms to describe different aspects of your vacation itinerary. To make it easy to understand, we have created the following glossary: ‘VISIT’ - In-depth sightseeing with a Local Guide or your Travel Director. This includes fast track entry and will vary based on the venue itself. ‘VIEW’ - An opportunity to take in the sight and capture photos with a brief stop. ‘SEE’ - See the sight and its surroundings whilst driving by on the coach.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: We will send you your travel documents and literature together with a Trafalgar document wallet about 21 days before your departure. Please read the information you receive carefully as it contains essential advice and information about your trip.

HEALTH As health requirements change without notice, please check with your Travel Agent or Public Health Service for current required or recommended inoculations.

EXPRESS CHECK-IN: Don’t forget to check-in before you go on vacation. For more information refer to page 89.

CUSTOMIZED GROUP VACATIONS Do you belong to a social group or have friends who’d like to plan a special vacation together? Whatever the interests of your group, our Customized Groups team can tailor one of our existing itineraries to fit your needs, or design an itinerary from scratch, especially for you.

REGULAR VACATIONS – BIG DISCOUNTS! Make a group booking for friends or club members on one of our regular brochure vacations and get great savings. If 9 or more people travel together, 1 traveler qualifies for a 50% discount on the LANDonly portion of the vacation. When 16 people travel together, 1 traveler qualifies for a 100% discount on the LAND-only portion of the vacation (discount is on a twin-share basis only; not valid on cruises). A group allocation means fixed prices and assured seats. We’ll reserve your seats on the itinerary of your choice, it’s that easy!

TAILOR–MADE VACATIONS Visit the places you’ve always wanted to see, travel at a pace that suits you, choose the standard of your hotels and specify the type of meals and excursions you wish to include. Our team has the experience and insider connections to negotiate great deals with hotels, restaurants, airlines and local experts. Tell us what your group needs, and we’ll create the perfect itinerary at the ideal price! Contact your Travel Agent who’ll work with us to plan your group vacation. Restrictions apply – see page 20-21for full details.

PASSPORTS & VISAS: Each guest is responsible for having a valid passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the conclusion of their trip, all necessary visas and permits, and must comply with entry, health or other requirements of the countries visited. Some of our vacations enter a country more than once, therefore multiple-entry visas may be required for some countries. 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 requirements, entry, health or 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.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO GUIDE: For a complete guide to each destination, including handy travel tips and advice and country-by-country information, go to our website, click on ‘Pre Trip’ in the top menu bar and download each guide. For more information log on to www.trafalgar.com

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CARBON EMISSIONS GRID When taking a Trafalgar vacation with us, you are opting for one of the most environmentally friendly ways to travel. Coach travel is proven to emit less carbon or greenhouse gas per person than traveling by car.*

Method of travel

Kilograms of CO2 per passenger mile

Car

0.3831 Kgs

Air

0.1330 Kgs

Rail

0.0860 Kgs

Coach

0.0483 Kgs

*Source DEFRA (UK Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) www.defra.gov.uk/environment/business/reporting/conversion-factors.htm

BOOKING CONDITIONS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

YOUR GUIDED VACATION BOOKING Trafalgar Tours Of Canada Limited is the ‘Sales Company’; AAT Kings Tours (Pty) Limited – Australian Vacations, AAT Kings Tours (NZ) Limited – New Zealand Vacations, Trafalgar Tours Limited – China, Asia Great Britain and Europe Vacations and Destination America Inc – America Vacations, are the ‘Operators’; collectively these companies are referred to as ‘Trafalgar’. Your agreement is with Trafalgar and a contract is formed when you make a reservation with us that we accept. The invalidity of any provisions herein shall not affect the validity of any other provisions. The agreement shall be construed as though the invalid provision was not contained herein and was replaced with an enforceable provision as similar as possible to the original provision. Disclaimer: Travel is personal and each individual’s goals and experiences may differ. Trafalgar will not be bound by, or liable for, any description, representation or warranty made by any independent third party sales representative, travel agent, or other person or entity relating to any vacation offered by Trafalgar. Departure Date: The departure date is the date indicated on the Trafalgar confirmation. WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE GUIDED VACATION PRICE Inter-city Travel : By private motorcoach, trains and ferries (see itineraries). Air Transportation: Not included unless otherwise indicated in the price panel, as well as under the First Class Travel Highlights of each specific itinerary. Guided Vacation: By air-conditioned luxury motorcoaches. Please note that on some Regional vacations, motorcoaches without toilet facilities are used. In the Middle East, air-conditioned motorcoaches without toilet facilities are used. If due to circumstances beyond our control coaches are used otherwise than as advertised, a refund of $10 per person will be made. Hotel Accommodations: Prices are per person, based on two persons sharing a two-bed room with private bath or shower. Triple rooms may be available on some guided vacations (not all) 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 travelers and couples first; other rooms may feature a single bed and rollaway bed, murphy bed or sleeper sofa. A limited number of twin-shared rooms are available with our Guaranteed Room Share service. Special room requests (smoking/non-smoking, adjacent, connecting or lower-floor rooms, as examples) must be made at time of booking. Special room requests are not guaranteed and are based on availability at time of check-in. Many hotels are 100% smokefree, including all guest rooms, restaurants, lounges, meeting rooms, public spaces, and employee work areas. Smoking in a non-smoking room may result in a fine. Substitute hotels may be used sometimes. We try to use hotels of similar standard. Hotel Frequent Traveler program points are not earned with hotels on Trafalgar vacations. Travel Director: Guided vacations are conducted in English by a professional Travel Director. In the unlikely event that there are fifteen guests or less traveling 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 vacation. Pre or post itinerary extensions are operated on a locally hosted basis using regular English-speaking local guide services. Meals: Meals are included as detailed on itineraries. Sightseeing: excursions, entrance fees and 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 vacation 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 vacation hotel and porter service at airports for all intra-air flights on South America and Asia itineraries, is included in the guided vacation price. Due to limited coach capacity, a single bag is allowed with dimensions not exceeding 30”x18”x10” (76x46x25cm) and weight not exceeding 44 lbs (20kg). Some airlines restrict checked luggage - check with your airline. 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 traveling 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 vacation. 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 vacation. Tips/Gratuities: Tips/gratuities are included for services on guided vacation provided by dining-room waiters, chambermaids and porters at hotels, airports and docks. NOT INCLUDED IN GUIDED VACATION PRICE Any items and matters referred to above, including, airfares to and from your destination, Intra-air on Australia & New Zealand itineraries where noted in the price panel air-related taxes and fees (except where specified); additional fees charged by airlines such as checked and/or excess baggage (visit www.trafalgar.com/baggage), seat selections and any other services; passport and visa fees; insurances of all kinds; tips/ gratuities to Travel Directors, Motorcoach Drivers and Local Guides; laundry; phone calls; internet access; minibar; beverages and meals not detailed in the itinerary; optional excursions; and all items of a personal nature. Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign governmental and non-governmental entities. The price does not cover costs and expenses, including your return home, if you leave the guided vacation whether at your own volition, due to illness, action by any government or other reason. This list is illustrative and not a complete list of every item not included. RESERVATIONS & PAYMENTS Deposit payable within 3 days of booking South American Guided Vacation $200 Guided Vacation with USA Train* $200 Guided Vacation including USA Train# $500 All Other Guided Vacations $200 Final Payment prior to departure date South American Guided Vacation 45 days Guided Vacation with USA Train* 50 days Guided Vacation including USA Train# 80 days All Other Guided Vacations 45 days * Rocky Mountaineer RedLeaf Service # Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf and SilverLeaf Services 1. Y our guided vacation will be confirmed by Trafalgar after receipt of a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit. We reserve the right to refuse a booking without giving any reason and shall in that event return any deposit received. The deposit forms part of your final payment. If not received within 3 calendar days of booking, the reservation will automatically be cancelled. On certain departures, deposits may be required at time of booking to hold seats.

2. F inal payment for your land reservation will be due no later than 45/50/80 days (as detailed above) prior to the departure date. 3. P ayment in full will be required at time of booking for reservations made less than 45/50/80 days (as detailed above) prior to the departure date. 4. T rafalgar reserves the right to cancel the reservation and impose cancellation charges if any payment is not received within the above specified periods. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost land and air reservations. 5. C redit Card Bookings: Trafalgar must be provided with your credit card number when making your reservation directly with us. Verbal authorization authorizes processing the charge on your credit card. Reservation is not confirmed until credit card transaction is completed. For security purposes, we collect the guest’s credit card billing address and customer verification code (MasterCard the 3 digit CVC2 code, Visa the 3 digit CW2 code or American Express the 4 digit CID code). 6. A ny special meal requirements must be provided at time of booking and are received on a REQUEST basis only. Trafalgar cannot assure special meal requests will be fulfilled. Trafalgar does not assume responsibility or liability if guest’s special meal requests are not fulfilled. 7. Y our Travel Agent shall hold all monies for each and every person named in the booking until the booking is confirmed. When confirmed, your Travel Agent shall provide those monies promptly to us. You consent to us depositing monies received by us as required by law. We will be entitled to keep interest earned on monies. You consent that all monies paid to us whether through your Travel Agent, by deposit or otherwise, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit. Travel Documents: Travel documents will be sent to you approximately 21 days prior to the guided vacation departure date (provided full payment has been received on time). If final payment is not received when due, costs to courier documents will be the responsibility of the Travel Agent. If you are leaving home earlier, please ask your Travel Agent to request your travel documents well in advance. Please also make sure that you provide your Travel Agent with the flight details that are booked independently no less than 21 days prior to flight departure date. Passports & Visas: All guests including children must be in possession of a machine-readable passport and applicable visas. Please refer to ’Things To Know Before You Go’ section. Your travel agent will advise you as to information and travel documents (such as passports, visas, affidavits, etc.) that will be needed for each person for whom travel services are being booked. Trafalgar bears no responsibility for such information. BOOKING CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS Booking Changes: A fee of $35 or more per person, per change and any further cost we incur, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed unless the change increases the price of the booking. Costs and charges may increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made, so you should contact us as soon as possible. We will try to make your requested change but it may not be possible. A change of guided vacation date or itinerary within 45/50/80 days (as detailed below) 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 vacation price is equivalent or greater, in which case a $35 (or more) per person amendment fee will be charged. Name changes or corrections will be treated as a cancellation. Cancellation fees may apply. Cancellations and Cancellation Fees: Travel arrangements for any member of the party may be cancelled at any time by written notice by the person who made the booking. Please note the following: • If notice of cancellation is received by Trafalgar more than 45/50/80 days (as detailed below) prior to the guided vacation departure date, deposit will be retained along with the Travel Protection payment. • If full payment is not received 45/50/80 days (as detailed below) prior to departure date, Trafalgar has the right to cancel your reservation. Trafalgar we will not be responsible for lost reservations. • N otice of cancellation must be made in writing directly to Trafalgar or through your Travel Agent. Please also refer to Trafalgar’s Travel Protection. The following charges will apply when notice of cancellation is given after the booking is confirmed: South America Guided Vacation No. of days prior to guided Cancellation Fee as (“%” vacation departure date refers to % of total price) Over 45 days Amount of Deposit 45-31 days 30% 30-8 days 50% 7-1 days 75% Day of departure/no show 100% (Air cancellation fees may also apply – see Air Cancellation section below) Guided Vacation including USA Train* No. of days prior to guided Cancellation Fee as (“%” vacation departure date refers to % of total price) Over 50 days Amount of Deposit 50-35 days 35% 34-20 days 50% 19-8 days 75% 7 days or less/no show 100% * Rocky Mountaineer RedLeaf Service, VIA Rail Canada’s The Canadian, Copper Canyon’s El Chepe (Air cancellation fees may also apply – see Air Cancellation section below) Guided Vacation including USA Train# No. of days prior to guided Cancellation Fee as (“%” vacation departure date refers to % of total price) Over 80 days Amount of Deposit 80-46 days 35% 45-8 days 75% 7 days or less/no show 100% (Air cancellation fees may also apply – see Air Cancellation section below) (# - Rock Mountaineer Goldleaf and Silverleaf Services) All other Guided Vacations No. of days prior to guided Cancellation Fee as (“%” vacation departure date refers to % of total price) Over 45 days Amount of Deposit 45-22 days 25% 21-8 days 30% 7-1 days 50% Day of departure/no show 100% (Air Cancellation fees may also apply – see Air Cancellation section below) • If a guest fails to join the guided vacation on the day of departure, cancellation fees will be 100% (unless the guest notifies us of the delay and joins the guided vacation later at their own expense). • C ancellation fees apply to additional accommodation prior to and after the guided vacation reserved through Trafalgar and are additional to any cancellation fees or other charges that may be levied by your Travel Agent • A dditional 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 21-15 days 30% of price for the accommodation • T ravel Agent fees and cancellation charges may also apply. • A irline 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. • P ort changes and taxes may be refundable if they have been paid prior to cancelling your trip subject to any administration fees that may be applied. • T rafalgar 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 vacation, 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 to get you to the starting point of your vacation and from the ending point of your vacation by Trafalgar payment in full is required in accordance with the relevant airlines booking terms, the payment date will be indicated on your Trafalgar confirmation. Airlines reserve the right to change the payment due date at any point prior to payment. 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 vacation including flights, you will be required, at the time of booking, to provide us the full name as detailed on the passport or government-issued ID for domestic travel, passport number, date and place of issue for each guest. Changes to flight itineraries and name changes may result in penalties charged by the airline. These are the guest’s responsibility. Airlines (and other travel providers including Trafalgar) change prices and routes from time to time. All airfares and routings are subject to change at any time until full payment is received and air tickets are issued. 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 vacation departure date. Airline Seating: Not all airlines offer pre assigned seats. Some may charge for pre assigned seats. Any additional charge imposed by airlines will be at guests’ expense. Where pre-assigned seats are not offered or different seats are desired, guests must contact airline(s) direct to arrange seating assignments. Seating is solely under the airline’s control, as are itinerary changes due to flight delays and schedule changes. Trafalgar reserves the right to offer alternative schedules for itineraries affected by airline schedule changes and equipment. Flight delays, flight cancellation and schedule changes are the responsibility of the airline. Trafalgar will not be responsible or liable for such delays or rescheduling. Price Changes: Airlines and other travel providers (including Trafalgar) change pricing, and itineraries from time to time. Prior to your booking and paying for travel, all prices and itineraries in this brochure are subject to change at any time. Guest Changes: Changes to flight itineraries and name changes may result in penalties charged by the airline. These are the guest responsibility. Airline Special Requests: Seat assignment and special meal requests can be requested at time of booking. Trafalgar does not assure the request will be granted. Frequent Flyer miles can be accrued on most air carriers. Upgrades using mileage is not permitted. Many airlines do not automatically add frequent flyer numbers to records for flights booked and ticketed by Trafalgar. It is therefore the guest responsibility to request frequent flyer credit from the airline. Trafalgar shall not be responsible for matters concerning frequent flyer miles. GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS Guided Vacation Prices: Are based on costs, charges, tariffs, rates, prices, taxes, levies, exchange rates and other considerations as of the production date of this brochure (see back cover). All are subject to change. No surcharges regarding cost or currency fluctuations will be made to the LAND only price once the deposit is received. However, airport taxes, fuel surcharges and taxes, charges and levies imposed by an government or agencies may be passed on at any time, even after the deposit is received or vacation paid for. No refund will be made on account of reduction of any of the above. If the total guided vacation price increases by more than 7%, guests will have the option to cancel the guided vacation within 7 days of notification of the surcharge without penalty. All prices are in Canadian 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 (visit www.trafalgar.com/ baggage for details), seat selections, and/or any other services are the sole responsibility of the guest(s). Additional air-related restrictions apply. Visit www.trafalgar.com/restrictions for details. Guided Vacation Participation: On all guided vacations 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 vacation 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 traveler 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 travelers, Travel Directors and Trafalgar Staff will not be available for such purpose. • R egrettably, motorized scooters are not allowed on guided vacations. 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 vacation, or for the quality of the care or services received. Some guided vacations 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 vacation, 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 vacations. Many Optional Excursions are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Trafalgar. These are not part of the package vacation provided by us. Your contract will be with the operator of the excursion. We are not responsible for providing of the excursion, or anything that happens during the excursion. Some excursions involve outdoor activities and/or can be physically demanding. You must make your own decisions about excursions and participate only in activities that suit your physical ability. We recommend you check whether any insurance you have also includes your participation in adventure activities you may undertake. Trafalgar may, in its sole discretion, decline booking any guest or remove any guest who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Trafalgar’s terms and conditions. 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 vacation 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 Traveler Discount: The Young Traveler must be under age 18 (16 on Australia and New Zealand vacations) on the vacation departure date, and must be accompanied by an adult, sharing a twin room. The Young Traveler must be the specified age at the start of travel to be eligible for the discount. Only one Young Traveler discounts per room is permitted. This discount cannot be combined with our Travel With Family and Friends Discount. Please see ’Sensational Savings’ for details. Itinerary Variations: Trafalgar strives to improve guided vacation 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 vacations 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. Vacations, 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 vacation, 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 vacation accommodation. Space is limited and if available is for up to three nights before and/or after each guided vacation. Breakfast and luggage handling is not included unless otherwise noted. Other than on Australia or New Zealand vacations 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 vacation begins or ends, you will be responsible for your transfer arrangements at your own expense. For your comfort: Trafalgar operates a daily seat rotation system and enforces a strict no smoking and no alcohol policy on board motorcoaches. Regular comfort stops are made on traveling days. Many hotels, restaurants, trains, cruises and other venues are 100% smoke free. Guided Vacation Cancellation: Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any guided vacation 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 vacation except when you failed to pay the final balance on time, Trafalgar will either refund the amount received for the guided vacation booking, or offer a comparable vacation if available. (Trafalgar will refund any difference in price if the alternative is of a lower price however, the Guest will be responsible for additional costs if the alternative is priced higher.) Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations and is not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on other travel arrangements including air tickets. Travel Insurance: Trafalgar recommends that all guests purchase comprehensive Travel Insurance. Certain countries have a requirement for foreign visitors to have valid medical insurance on entry. Trafalgar cannot be held responsible for denied entry if a guest is unable to provide details to authorities of insurance or denial of entry for any reason. Disclaimer of Warranties: The Operator warrants only that the services shall be generally, though in view of the vagaries of travel, not necessarily precisely, as described, and subject to changes and the other terms and conditions herein. All other warranties, express and implied, including warranties of fitness for a specific purpose and merchantability are expressly excluded. There is no warranty that extends beyond the description of the face hereof. RESPONSIBILITY Complete Agreement: These booking conditions together with terms expressly incorporated into this contract represent the entire agreement between the parties. Changes: The Operator shall be responsible to the guest for supplying the services and accommodations described in this brochure, except where they cannot be supplied or the itinerary is changed due to delays or other causes of whatever kind or nature beyond the Operator’s control. In such circumstances, the Operator will seek to supply comparable services, accommodations and itineraries and there shall be no refund in these circumstances. Disclaimer of Liability: Neither the Operator nor its agents or affiliated entities shall be responsible or liable for cancellations, acts of other service providers, diversions or substitution of equipment or any act, variation, postponement, omission or default by air carriers, land carriers, hoteliers or hotels, transportation companies, or any other persons providing services or accommodations to guests including any results thereof, such as changes in services, accommodations or facilities. Nor shall they be liable for loss or damage to baggage or property, or for injury, illness or death, or for any damages or claims whatsoever arising from loss, negligence or delay from the act, error, omission default or negligence of any person not its direct employee or under its exclusive control, including any act, error, omission, default, or negligence of any country, government or governmental authority, officer or employee. Trafalgar shall not be liable for indirect, special or consequential damages. All baggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the guided vacation participant. Trafalgar recommends that guest obtain baggage insurance. After return at the end of the guided vacation, if lost articles are found and returned to the owner, a service fee will be charged. The Travel Directors, carriers, hotels and other suppliers who provide services on guided vacation are independent contractors; they are not agents, employees or servants of the Operator or its associated companies. All certificates and other travel documents for services issued by the Operator are subject to the terms and conditions specified by the carriers and suppliers and to the laws of the countries in which the services are supplied. Carriage by sea is subject to the Carrier’s Conditions of Carriage which are expressly incorporated into this contract, copies of which are available upon request. The Operator is not responsible for any criminal or other conduct by third parties, whether criminal, intentional, grossly negligent, negligent or otherwise. Safety: Where the guest occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the Operator nor its agents or co-operating organisations or service providers will be liable for any injury, illness or death or for any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of such an accident or incident. This exclusion and limitation of liability shall not be used to imply that the Operator or its agents or affiliated entities are liable in other circumstances.

International Treaties: Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time guests are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international convention which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all the benefits of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay to guests and luggage. Enrolment in and payment for a guided vacation 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 of Canada Ltd Limited Role: Trafalgar Tours of Canada Limited only responsible for the services of reservations and ticketing. It does not accept any responsibility or liability for any of the acts, omissions or defaults, whether negligent or otherwise, of any of the companies of the Trafalgar group of companies. The agreement arising between the guest and the Operator under this brochure and the booking made by the guest shall be governed by the law of the Province of Ontario, which shall have exclusive jurisdiction in the case of any dispute between the parties. 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 vacation from Trafalgar. All bookings made with any provider of transport, facilities, meals, other goods or of any services are subject to terms and conditions imposed by them in relation to matters not covered particularly and expressly by our agreement with the above mentioned Operator. If you decide you do not want to visit a country or part of a country you intended to visit due to any law, condition or requirement of any government or government authority, official, servant or agent, you are responsible for any costs, expenses, charges, fees, losses or damage incurred, and any cancellation or amendment fees. None of the companies in the Trafalgar group of companies, or any of their servants or agents, accept responsibility or liability for your acts, omissions, defaults, conduct, state of health, condition or circumstances. COMPLAINT PROCEDURES & CONSUMER PROTECTION Complaint Procedure: If you have a problem during your vacation please inform Trafalgar’s Travel Director/Local Representative immediately, who will try to put things right. If the matter was not resolved locally, please write to Trafalgar’s Customer Services Department at the address below it is important that you provide us the information quickly. Please quote your booking reference number and all relevant information. Failure to follow this procedure may delay or deny us the opportunity to investigate and rectify the problem, which may affect the way your complaint is dealt with and your rights under this contract. Data Protection: To process your guided vacation booking, Trafalgar will need to use personal information for you and guests in your booking. Personal information may include each guest’s name, address, phone number, email address, passport number, credit/debit card number and sensitive information such as health, medical, dietary, mobility, religious or other special requirements. This personal information may be passed on to other suppliers of your travel arrangements in addition to public authorities (such as customs and immigration), security and credit checking organizations, and otherwise as required by law. We may need to provide personal information to contractors who provide services to or for us (e.g., sending mail, processing payments, providing marketing assistance). This may involve sending personal information (including sensitive information) to other countries that may not afford the same level of protection of personal information. In making your booking, you consent to your personal data being passed to relevant third parties as set out above. We may also use the personal information you provide us to review and improve the guided vacations and services that we offer, and to contact you (by post, email and/or telephone) about other guided vacations and services offered by Trafalgar that you may be interested in. If you don’t want to receive this information, or if you want a copy of the personal information we hold about you, write to us at Trafalgar, Attn: TRAFALGAR TOURS Of CANADA LTD, 33 Kern Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3B 1S9. Trafalgar may charge a fee for supplying you with this information as permitted by law. OTHER CONDITIONS Each guest is required to comply with the terms, conditions, requirements, laws, rules and/or regulations of any service provider, or any country or governmental authority, and shall be liable for any such non-compliance. Booking Arrangements: Your booking arrangements can be made through your Travel Agent, or with us directly. When you make a booking you must be at least 18 years of age at the time of booking. You are guaranteeing that you understand and have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of yourself and all members of your party the terms of these booking conditions. We will deal only with the lead booking name in all subsequent correspondence and dealings. You are responsible for making all payments due, ensuring the accuracy of all personal details and other information supplied in respect of yourself and your party, notifying us of any changes or cancellations and for receiving correspondence and keeping your party informed. Additional Optional Excursions: With Trafalgar, you will enjoy many famous highlights as included features on your guided vacation, at no extra cost. An exciting array of additional Optional Excursions and Activities may be made available to further enhance your experience. These Excursions and Activities are optional, and are offered at special preferential prices. They can be booked only after you start your guided vacation, as many of them are carefully programmed to coincide with highlights available at the time of your visit. A detailed list and cost of these will be included in your travel documentation. You can book and pay for them through your Travel Director, by cash or credit card. Optional excursions may vary due to seasonal conditions and require minimum guest participation. Prices are subject to change without notice. Please also see the relevant section of “Guided Vacation Participation” regarding limitation (exclusion) of our liability for optional excursions operated by independent third party suppliers. TRAFALGAR TOURS OF CANADA LIMITED . 33 Kern Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3B 1S9 Tel: (416) 322 8466 toll-free in Canada: 1-800 387 2680 email address: info@trafalgartours.ca TICO Registration Numbers: 50015870 and 1583987 Tour Operators: AAT Kings Tours (Pty) Limited, Level 7, 35 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022, Australia AAT Kings Tours (NZ) Limited, Level 1, 15 Day St, Newton, Auckland 1010, New Zealand Trafalgar Tours Limited, Picquet House, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1AF, Channel Islands Destination America Inc, 801 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, California 92805 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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