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Chateau de Chambord, Loire Valley, France

So much more, for so much less! Trafalgar’s CostSaver guided vacations are expertly planned to deliver outstanding value on an unforgettable European journey. With quality, choice and a fantastic range of inclusions packed into every trip, you’ll be amazed how Trafalgar does it for the price!

Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

Real savings With CostSaver guided vacations, you save on average up to 30% over going it alone, without compromising on quality. See page 7 for more details.

Discover more with expert Travel Directors

Buckingham Palace, London, England

The finest Travel Directors

Luxury coach travel

Enjoy the services of Trafalgar's experienced multi-lingual Travel Directors on every guided vacation. You’ll find their local knowledge and expertise invaluable – just think of them as your personal concierge! See page 8 for more details.

CostSaver includes First Class touches at no added cost. Like, luxury coach travel with professional Coach Drivers, who will take care of all the driving during your vacation. See page 8 for more details.

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Relax in comfort on our luxury coaches

More included meals

Hotel accommodations Our hotels are guaranteed Superior Tourist Class accommodations or better, featuring two-bedded rooms with private facilities. Hotel service charges, tips and porterage are always included. See page 12 for more details.

Your daily cold buffet breakfasts and up to half of all dinners are included. All offer quality menus featuring local delicacies. And we intentionally leave lunch up to you, so you can make the most of your free time. See page 11 for more details.

Demidoff Country Resort, Pratolino, Italy

Louvre, Paris, France

Even more ways to save You can save even more with Trafalgar’s outstanding range of discounts, including Early Payment, Frequent Traveler, Room Sharing and Young Travelers Discounts. See pages 14-15 for more details.

Visit all the must-see sights

Local Guides

More free time

Guided sightseeing

In many locations, entertaining and informative Local Guides add to your sightseeing experience immeasurably with priceless stories about the local history of their home towns. See page 8 for more details.

All CostSaver vacations offer great flexibility with plenty of free time and complete freedom to choose how you spend it. Explore on your own or join in one of our value-priced Optional Excursions. See page 10 for more details.

We make the most of your time by ensuring you get to see all the popular attractions in every city you visit. See page 10 for more details.

For further information visit www.trafalgar.com

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Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy

Contents Unbeatable value........................................................................................ 2 Quality without the price tag................................................................... 6 CostSaver vs Traveling on your own.................................................... 7 The people you meet................................................................................ 8 Sightseeing - discover more for less..................................................10 Dining.............................................................................................................11 Accommodations.......................................................................................12

Regional Experiences On a Regional Experiences guided vacation, you’ll travel by luxury coach exploring a particular country or region with two-night stays in most key cities. Your Travel Director and Local Guides will reveal the must-see sights, unique people and traditions that make the destination so special. Plus, all your accommodations and daily cold buffet breakfasts are included, along with up to half of your dinners.

Transportation.............................................................................................13 Special Offers & Great Deals.................................................................14

City Breaks City Breaks are designed specifically for travelers that prefer to travel and explore independently. We take care of your accommodations, daily breakfast and provide guided sightseeing and orientation tours, but give you ample free time to explore some of the world’s greatest cities as you desire. PWEM/S 9 Days JIL5 8 Days LLPM/S 9 Days LPRM/S 11 Days

Paris Week................................................................. 16 London Week........................................................... 17 London & Paris......................................................... 18 London, Paris & Rome.......................................... 19

Regional Experiences: Italy & Combinations IJWL ITAD ISSCA IHLK ITSE ITSI

8 Days 9 Days 9 Days 9 Days 11 Days 14 Days

Jewels of Italy 1........................................... 20 – 21 Italian Dream.................................................. 22 – 23 Highlights of Southern Italy & Sicily........ 24 – 25 Highlights of the Italian Lakes 1............ 26 – 27 Italian Scene.................................................... 28 – 29 Splendors of Italy.......................................... 30 – 31

Regional Experiences: Spain, Portugal, Morocco & France SPAX SPIM SPAN SMHIA FHIG

10 13 14 17 14

Days Days Days Days Days

Spanish Experience...................................... 32 – 33 Impressions of Spain and Portugal 1.. 34 – 35 Iberian Explorer.............................................. 36 – 37 Highlights of Spain, Morocco & Portugal.. 38 – 39 Highlights of France...................................... 40 – 41

Regional Experiences: Great Britain & Ireland

Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England

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BTOB IRWO BIDE BEAI BIEX BIXP

8 Days 9 Days 11 Days 12 Days 16 Days 23 Days

Taste of Britain 1......................................... 42 – 43 Irish Wonder.................................................... 44 – 45 Britain & Ireland Delight.............................. 46 – 47 England & Scotland Heritage.................... 48 – 49 Britain & Ireland Experience...................... 50 – 51 Britain & Ireland Explorer............................ 52 – 53

Make new friends from all over the world

Regional Experiences: Central & Eastern Europe GHIG CCOX CHNE SCOS

13 11 16 17

Days Days Days Days

Highlights of Germany 1.......................... 54 – 55 Imperial Highlights........................................ 56 – 57 Highlights of Bohemia................................. 58 – 59 Cossack Explorer............................................ 60 – 61

Regional Experiences: Eastern Mediterranean

Old Town Square, Prague, Czech Republic

Travel Information Hotels, Extra nights' accommodations & Transfers.....................86 – 87 London Reception Centre & Things to Know..................................88 – 89 Express Check-In, Travel Protection & Booking Conditions.............................................................................90 – 91

PROUDLY USING 100% RECYCLED PAPER See page 88 for more information.

CGIH 11 Days Greek Island Explorer................................... 62 – 63

European Discoveries Our European Discoveries guided vacations take you through several European countries. You’ll travel by luxury coach with one of Trafalgar’s multi-lingual Travel Directors and an experienced Coach Driver. And enjoy the perfect balance of guided sightseeing with a Local Guide at select locations, with ample free time to explore on your own. Plus, all your accommodations and daily cold buffet breakfasts are included, along with up to half of your dinners. Mykonos, Greece

EGOEA 8 Days ETRVA 11 Days ESPMB 14 Days EFIS 16 Days EEXP 15 Days EELMA 15 Days EACCA 17 Days EIMP 18 Days ECAV 21 Days EEHR 27 Days EDIS 34 Days

Glimpse of Europe....................................... 64 – 65 London to Rome Highlights...................... 66 – 67 European Delight.......................................... 68 – 69 European Adventures...................................70 – 71 European Experience....................................72 – 73 European Magic..............................................74 – 75 European Accent............................................76 – 77 European Impressions.................................78 – 79 European Cavalcade.................................... 80 – 81 European Heritage........................................ 82 – 83 European Discoverer & Cruise Option............................................. 84 – 85 Mirabell Gardens, Salzburg, Austria

For further information visit www.trafalgar.com

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Quality without the price tag When you choose a CostSaver guided vacation, you don’t have to compromise on quality to enjoy exceptional value. Trafalgar’s established reputation and meticulous standards assure you of a budget travel experience that exceeds your every expectation.

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland

Over 65 years’ experience

Negotiating power

For over 65 years, Trafalgar has been making travel dreams come true and we continue to lead the way in guided vacations. This wealth of experience allows us to deliver an unrivaled level of quality, reliability and value that sets us apart from other travel operators and would be impossible to match as an independent traveler. With a CostSaver vacation, you really do get more.

With our established worldwide reputation, Trafalgar has the negotiating strength to get the most value out of every day of your vacation. The amazing discounted rates we secure on a host of vacation essentials, means you’ll save more on hotels and included sightseeing than if you were traveling independently.

Uncompromising standards We pride ourselves on delivering high quality experiences every time. Regardless of whether you’re on a CostSaver or First Class vacation, our expert Travel Directors and luxury coaches are standard on all Trafalgar trips. Our dedicated team also works hard to ensure the quality of your vacation meets our high standards. This includes sourcing the best value-for-money hotels, monitoring the standard of your hotel breakfast and offering great optional excursions.

Award-winning vacations Agent Choice Award (11th year in a row): Trafalgar has been voted “favorite” motor coach operator in the 2012 Agents’ Choice Awards survey of Canadian travel agents. The survey was conducted earlier this year by Baxter Travel Media in Canadian Travel Press, Travel Courier and TravelPress.com. It is the 11th straight year for Trafalgar.

Guest satisfaction Over two million people have traveled the world with us, reporting an amazing 98% satisfaction rate with the quality of our services.

Go green*

Share experiences with new friends

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Trafalgar coaches emit less carbon or greenhouse gas per guest than car travel, so when you ride with us you know you’re doing your part to improve environmental standards in travel. For more information see pages 13 and 88. * Source: DEFRA Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Conversion Figures June 2009.

St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, Rome

Free time to explore on your own

Compare and see the savings! See just how much you’ll save with CostSaver when you compare the price of our 18-day European Impressions guided vacation against arranging it all by yourself! Vacation component

Trafalgar's 18-day European Impressions†

18-day independent vacation

Hotel Accommodations*

INCLUDED

C$1,343

Sightseeing

INCLUDED

C$284

†Based on 25th July 2013 departure. *Note: 1 night = overnight flight to Europe.

16 hotel nights – London (2), Amsterdam (1), Rhineland (1), Innsbruck (1), Vienna (2), Venice Area (2), Rome (2), Florence (1), Lucerne (2), Paris (2)

• All carefully chosen • Great quality • Porterage and hotel tips included

• Hours of research • Pay retail prices • Unknown quality

• Knowledgeable Travel Director • Local Guides in Vienna, Rome & Paris • Express entrance into major sights • River cruises in Venice and the Rhine

• No local expertise/assistance • Wait in line • Purchase/read guidebooks

Meals

INCLUDED

C$491

Transportation

INCLUDED

C$1,810

• 16 breakfasts and 5 dinners • Quality local cuisine • Tips included • For other meals, help with reservations and directions to where the locals eat

• Daily transportation on luxury coaches • Professional Coach Driver • Fuel, toll charges and parking taken care of • Relax in comfort

Total cost per person C$2,750

SAVE

30%

• Pay restaurant prices for meals • Risk of poor quality • Additional cost for tips

• Risk of getting lost • Many different languages to grasp • Foreign road rules & signs • Pay for tolls and parking

C$3,928

Glimpse of Europe

Irish Wonder

Highlights of the Italian Lakes

8 days from $1,035

8 days from $1,225

9 days from $1,125

9 days from $1,099

See page 42-43

See page 64-65

See page 44-45

See page 26-27

Taste of Britain

4 TRIPS UNDER $1,230

For further information visit www.trafalgar.com

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Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany

Local Hosts provide friendly assistance at our London Reception Centre

The people you meet It’s the people you meet along the way that can turn a great guided vacation into a truly memorable one. And it's the experiences you share together that add a value far beyond the price of your vacation.

Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England

Your Travel Director

Your Coach Driver

Our Travel Directors are the best in the business. They give you an insider’s perspective on Europe that you simply couldn’t get traveling independently. These knowledgeable professionals have experienced the world and are passionate about sharing it with you. In addition, we personally train our Travel Directors to provide exemplary service every step of the way. And with their diverse range of talents, they also act as your personal concierge to make your vacation hassle-free.

Clocking up tens of thousands of miles with years of experience behind them, our professional Coach Drivers have the expertise to provide you with the smoothest ride and the most relaxing journey. Enjoy door to door service as they take you from your hotel to major sights. Your Travel Director will ensure your luggage is picked up from your room and your Coach Driver will load it on the coach every time.

Local Guides Enjoy sightseeing led by passionate Local Guides in many destinations throughout your vacation. These entertaining presenters are proud of their culture and provide a wealth of interesting facts that only a local would know. Discover more about the amazing sights you visit as they enlighten you with stories of their hometown and local traditions.

London Reception Centre A friendly welcome awaits you at Trafalgar’s London Reception Centre, the contact point for all itineraries starting in London. Happy to assist with your day-to-day needs while traveling in London, the team can arrange additional accommodations, book day tours or tickets to major attractions on your behalf and confirm any current bookings for you. See page 88 for more details.

The locals Discover the rich culture of each destination with those who live and breathe it every day. Our itineraries give you plenty of free time to explore each city at your own pace. Share a tipple of whiskey in a merry Irish pub, sip espresso with vibrant Italians at a chic sidewalk café or haggle with spirited merchants over beautiful carpets in Morocco. St Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia

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The most experienced Travel Directors

Travel Directors share their vast knowledge with you

Join the conversation

Your travel companions You’ll get to travel with a diverse mix of English-speaking people from places such as Australia, New Zealand, the UK, South Africa, Singapore, the USA and Canada. Make new friends and share great times as you explore Europe together. Look at the panel to your right to find out how you can connect with other travelers.

Be part of the Community Head to the Trafalgar Community and chat with others in our forums, ask questions, share photos and meet your travel companions before your trip even starts in our Trip Groups. Visit www.trafalgar.com/community

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.

In cooperation with TreadRight, we're pleased to support the National Trust, now for our second year. The National Trust is committed to the protection of the coastline and countryside in England, Wales & Northern Ireland. To date, we've supported the building of a state-of-the-art visitors center at Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway, as well as an appeal to safeguard the iconic White Cliffs of Dover.

Facebook Get information as it happens around the world from Trafalgar, our Travel Directors and guests traveling with us. Like us now at www.facebook.com/TrafalgarTravel

Twitter Follow us on Twitter and get instant updates via @TrafalgarTalk Follow us at www.twitter.com/TrafalgarTalk

Trafalgar Blog Be inspired and read real-life travel stories written by Trafalgar guests from all over the world. Visit www.TrafalgarBlog.com

Tuscany, Italy

For further information visit www.trafalgar.com

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Flamenco dancer, Spain

Scottish Highlands

Sightseeing - discover more, for less! With CostSaver, your sightseeing adventures go much deeper than simply pointing out the popular tourist sights – we take your enjoyment and your budget further on every day of your vacation.

State-of-the-art audio headsets

Audio headsets included

CostSaver guided vacations are carefully designed to include Europe’s must-see highlights with visits to iconic destinations and drives through regions of spectacular scenic beauty. Your knowledgeable Travel Director and Local Guides will reveal the history, mystery and tales behind each city and sight you visit, creating the most exciting and in-depth experience imaginable.

On all guided visits and included sightseeing, you can take advantage of state-of-the-art audio headsets. These useful devices 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.

For instance in Edinburgh, enjoy your Local Guide’s fascinating insights into the birthplaces and lives of historical figures who once called the Georgian New Town home. And in Barcelona, see the Sagrada Familia, views of the city from Montjuic and the Ramblas as your Local Guide shares the colorful history – and best shopping secrets! – of this vibrant city. Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

Free time to explore Your Travel Director will not only bring Europe to life right before your eyes, but also offer you a greater choice of activities and provide recommendations on the best ways to spend your free time. CostSaver itineraries are specifically tailored to give you all the benefits of professional guided sightseeing together with the added flexibility to explore independently.

Discover the art of glass-blowing

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Guided sightseeing

Optional excursions One of the great advantages of a CostSaver vacation is that you decide and pay for which activities you want to do, giving you the ability to customize your own itinerary. On your vacation, your Travel Director will offer you a number of Optional Excursions that are not only affordable, but also complement your vacation. Payment for these is made to your Travel Director by credit card or cash (in the local currency). Enjoy activities such as a fiery Flamenco show in Spain, or an excursion to the Catacombs, the underground burial place of early Christians in Rome. For a full list of Optional Excursions visit the itinerary pages at www.trafalgar.com

Experience the best local produce

Share a toast in true local style

Make the most of local flavors Europe is renowned for its incredible culinary diversity and we plan your vacation so you can make the most of it! The perfect start to your day Your breakfast is included daily on every CostSaver itinerary. Wake up to a delicious selection of cold buffet favorites, including cereals, croissants and fruit. A traditional cooked breakfast is served while staying in the UK and Ireland.

Enjoy delicious local delicacies

Delectable included dinners We conveniently include up to half of your dinners at your hotel. Europe is full of gastronomic delights and we aim to showcase the authentic flavors of each region during these meals.

Dining as the locals do We believe the best way to dine during your vacation is with the locals, so you can truly experience the culture of each city and enjoy some of the best value cuisine you’ll ever taste. We have intentionally left lunches open for you to explore the local dining scene yourself, and make the most of your free time. On your unplanned nights, your Travel Director will gladly assist you with local dining information to help you decide where to go, from atmospheric local bistros, trattorias and cafÊs to traditional English pubs.

Relax and unwind amongst the locals

For further information visit www.trafalgar.com

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Hilton London Olympia, London

Park and Suites Elégance Lyon Gerland, France

Stay in the best value hotels Our established reputation means we have the local connections to source the best value, quality accommodations throughout Europe, so you can look forward to a relaxing and hassle-free vacation.

Mercure Sete Belaruc Le Bains, France

A good night's sleep

Great value locations

CostSaver vacations feature the best Superior Tourist Class, Moderate First Class and First Class hotels, including trusted and renowned brands such as Mercure, Holiday Inn and Jurys Inn. All hotels have been selected for their superior standards in comfort, service and value for money.

To deliver consistently good value for money, some CostSaver hotels are located centrally while others are in more residential areas of town. Particularly in large cities, we’ll sometimes opt for a better hotel slightly further out rather than a less desirable property downtown. They are always in good neighborhoods, where you can join the friendly locals on the excellent transportation systems that you’ll find within easy walking distance of your hotel.

We take care of everything From start to finish, your Travel Director and Coach Driver will look after you. Upon arrival at your hotel, you’ll find that your Travel Director has already checked you in and arranged for your luggage to be delivered to your room. On the day of your departure, your Coach Driver will bring the coach right to the doorstep and load your luggage. We also take care of porterage, hotel tips and gratuities in your fixed price – these are all additional expenses you would need to consider if you were traveling on your own.

Our hotel partners include

Quality assurance Our Product Team constantly reviews all hotels, ensuring our high standards are always met. Plus, for added peace of mind, we include the names of the hotels on the itinerary pages, so you know the kinds of hotels you'll be staying in.

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 European land based itineraries.

Quid Hotel, Venice, Italy

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Glide through France on the Eurostar on a City Breaks vacation

The most enjoyable way to travel Whether you’re traveling by luxury motorcoach, train or river cruise, your CostSaver vacation includes the modes of transport that give you the most enriching experience.

Travel on our modern luxury coaches

You’ll ride in comfort and style onboard our First Class air-conditioned motorcoaches featuring reclining seats, electrical outlets and an onboard restroom. Best of all, you can relax knowing you’re in the safe hands of one of our professional Coach Drivers. You'll be chauffeured around cities and the major attractions without having to give a second thought to maps, foreign road rules or parking. During your journey: • Your Travel Director will entertain you with stories on the history, culture and geography of each region. • You'll learn useful phrases in the local language. • You'll see the wonderful scenery through panoramic windows from your coach's high vantage point. Please note: This coach image is a representation of our coaches only, they will vary depending on the region you travel to. To view more images of our coaches visit www.trafalgar.com

Exciting modes of transport CostSaver’s European vacations have been designed to include a fantastic variety of traveling modes that offer so much more than mere transportation. Watch the beautiful landscapes of France glide by, on the sensational Eurostar train from London to Paris on our City Breaks program. Be whisked from one magical Greek island to the next by high-speed ferry. Whatever the type of transportation, you won’t have to line up for tickets or check timetables. We take care of the logistics, so you can make the most of every moment on your unforgettable journey.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the journey

For further information visit www.trafalgar.com

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Nyhavn Canal, Copenhagen, Denmark

Trafalgar gives you a great deal more! 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.

SAVE C$533

SAVE

UP TO

10%

Pay in full on or before 27th Dec 2012 and SAVE UP to C$533 per person

SAVE

UP TO

7.5%

Pay in full on or before 28th Feb 2013 and SAVE UP to C$399 per person

SAVE

UP TO

5%

Pay in full on or before 30th Apr 2013 and SAVE UP to C$266 per person

UP TO

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.

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

FREQUENT TRAVELER DISCOUNT

SAVE

5%

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.

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 City Breaks and extra nights’ accommodations.

2ND TRIP DISCOUNT WHEN YOU BOOK A SECOND TRAFALGAR TRIP

SAVE UP TO 5%

Book two Trafalgar vacations, each eight 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 combination. There are too many to list here! IMPORTANT: See individual itinerary pages for the exact 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 City Breaks and extra nights’ accommodations.

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TRIPLE ROOM SHARING REDUCTION

SAVE

WHEN TRAVE 3 L

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

YOUNG TRAVELERS (5-17) SHARE YOUR VACATION WITH YOUR FAMILY

SAVE UP TO 10%

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 and MUST be accompanied by an adult (limit of one Young Traveler per room). IMPORTANT: See individual itinerary pages for the exact value of how much you will save. Children under 5 years of age are NOT accepted on any guided vacation. This discount cannot be combined with our Travel with Family and Friends Discount. It also does not apply to City Breaks and extra nights’ accommodations.

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.

Airfare deals you’ll love Florence, Italy

TRAVEL WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS 5 TO 8 - SAVE 5%:

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:

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! All guests must be booked at the same time in order to qualify. The discount is per person only and cannot be combined with our Young Traveler Discount or Triple Room Reduction and does not apply to City Breaks and extra nights’ accommodations. *Discount is on a twin-share basis only.

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 our City Breaks, Greek Island Explorer and extra nights’ accommodations.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT VALUE If you prefer the privacy of your own room, you’ll appreciate our low single room supplement. Please see the itinerary of your choice for the supplement.

TRAFALGAR’S TRAVEL PROTECTION 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 information on page 90.

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 R ASK FO IR AN A E QUOT

Talk to your Travel Agent today!

For further information visit www.trafalgar.com

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Paris Metro

Paris Week 9 Days from C$999 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS • Paris View Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées and the Eiffel Tower with your Local Guide. Enjoy a sightseeing cruise on the Seine. • Fragonard Perfumery Visit to the Fragonard Perfumery and Museum. • Versailles Half-day excursion to Louis XIV’s Palace and Gardens of Versailles.

INCLUDED DINING • Buffet breakfast daily (BB)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • Your choice of Moderate or Superior First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.

SEVEN NIGHTS IN FRANCE’S GLITTERING CAPITAL Experience seven unforgettable nights in one of Europe’s favorite capitals. Your fantastic journey starts with a sightseeing tour with a Local Guide featuring views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Also included is a cruise on the Seine River and a visit to the Fragonard Perfumery and Museum. Undoubtedly another highlight of your vacation is an included half-day excursion to Louis XIV’s Palace of Versailles, renowned for its stunning interior and spectacular ornamental gardens. This relaxing City Break gives you the opportunity to explore Paris in your own time and at your own pace. You will never tire of the city’s attractions and there is always something new to discover.

Montmartre Café

PACE: Relaxed Countries visited: 1

Paris is perfect for culture lovers and offers an array of famous museums and galleries including the Musée d’Orsay, the Louvre and the Pompidou center.

Montmartre. Don’t miss a spectacular cabaret show at the Moulin Rouge or Nouvelle Eve.

Shop in chic boutiques and elegant department stores or simply relax at an outdoor café and watch the world go by. When the sun goes down, the city is still bursting with life. Wander through the Latin Quarter and dine in Bohemian

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

• The services of a Trafalgar Local Host in Paris. • Discount vouchers for leading department stores and shops.

9 Days from C$999 Reference: PWEM/S

• Airport transfers are provided. Conditions apply. See departure panel below. • J Audio Headsets Provided to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries.

This trip departs Saturdays and ends on a Sunday. Moderate - Code PWEM Departures between 6 Apr - 22 Jun 29 Jun 6 Jul - 24 Aug 31 Aug - 28 Sep 5 Oct - 26 Oct 6 2 Nov - 21 Dec

Twin Share 1175 1065 1050 1199 1175 999

Single Supp 360 360 360 360 360 310

Twin Share 1665 1499 1485 1699 1665 1425

Single Supp 1070 900 880 1070 1070 880

CITY BREAKS

Superior - Code PWES

16

Departures between 6 Apr - 22 Jun 29 Jun 6 Jul - 24 Aug 31 Aug - 28 Sep 5 Oct - 26 Oct 6 2 Nov - 21 Dec

MODERATE

SUPERIOR

(Ref. PWEM) Paris (7): Delos Vaugirard (M)

(Ref. PWES) Paris (7): Pullman Montparnasse (S)

Please note: Guaranteed Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip Airport transfers: Transfers on arrival at Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport will operate at 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 Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport at 8.00am 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 pages 14-15. 6 Winter Departures (WCPM/S): Please note, these departures are subject to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in July 2013. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87.

Changing of the Guard

London Week

SIX NIGHTS IN ENGLAND’S EXCITING AND VIBRANT CAPITAL CITY, LONDON.

London bus

A warm welcome to London, one of the most exciting and cosmopolitan cities in the world! This flexible package is designed to help you get the most from your visit to London. To help get your bearings, enjoy an included half-day morning sightseeing tour featuring Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace with a Local Guide. The sightseeing tour finishes in central London.

8 Days from C$760

Then London is yours! Explore the British Museum, visit the City of London’s business district and the Tower of London. Call in at Madame Tussauds or browse through the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. Don’t miss the Changing of the Guard or a River Thames cruise to Greenwich, home of the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory and much more.

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

INCLUDED DINING • Hot buffet breakfast daily (BB)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • Your choice of Moderate or Superior First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.

Shopping is just as tempting and varied. Department stores line Oxford Street and Regent Street. Famous fashion houses can be found on Bond Street and the Burlington Arcade. Knightsbridge is home to Harrods and many other stylish shops and boutiques. Antiques and curiosities can be found on Portobello Road, the Kings Road in Chelsea and Camden Market. Make the most of your stay by planning a selection of optional excursions with your Trafalgar Local Host. From Windsor Castle to Oxford’s ornate colleges and Shakespeare’s birthplace

• Tickets for the Original London Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off tour. • FREE off-peak travel on central London’s buses and Underground (subway) in zones 1 & 2 for three days.

PACE: Relaxed Countries visited: 1 at Stratford-upon-Avon, there are many great attractions to choose from. Trafalgar’s London Week also includes tickets for the Original London Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off tour plus the added bonus of three days’ off-peak included free travel on the city’s central bus and underground network.

• The services of a Trafalgar Local Host in London. • London airport shuttle service available. Conditions apply. See page 87 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions. Buckingham Palace, London

8 Days from C$760 Reference: See below

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Jurys Inn Islington

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Hilton Olympia

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Hotel Twin share Single supp option Ibis Earls Court 31 Mar - 24 Apr $760 $340 Other Dates $920 $440

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Vacations start daily from 31 March 2013 to 31 October 2013. Ref Code IEC5

Triple Room Accommodation available on request. Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

Daily winter departures are available (31 October 2013 to 30 March 2014). Please contact your Travel Agent for details.

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 14-15.

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

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Pont Neuf, Paris

London & Paris

* DAY 1 DEPART CANADA

9 Days from C$1685 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS • London See Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace on your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. • Windsor Visit the royal town of Windsor and the castle. • Paris View Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Élysées with your Local Guide. Enjoy spectacular city views from an included ascent to the second level of the Eiffel Tower.

INCLUDED DINING • Buffet breakfasts daily (BB)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES

9 Days from C$1685 Reference: LLPM/S

• London airport shuttle service available. Conditions apply, see page 87 for details.

• Eurostar high-speed train from London to Paris. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • J Audio Headsets Provided in Paris to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

This trip commences on Sundays and ends on Monday. Moderate - Code LLPM Departures between

31 Mar - 7 Jul 14 Jul - 25 Aug 1 Sep - 29 Sep 6 Oct - 27 Oct Superior - Code LLPS Departures between

CITY BREAKS

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

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EXCITING FAMILY ITINERARY REF: FLPS - Magic & Make Believe For an exciting family version of this itinerary with fun family activities & inclusions please see our 2013 Family Experiences brochure or www.trafalgar.com.

2013

EURO PE, NOR TH AME RICA & SOUT H AME RICA

PACE: Relaxed Countries visited: 2

Windsor Castle

• Your choice of Moderate First Class or Superior First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.

• The services of a Trafalgar Local Host in London and Paris.

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Overnight flight to London. DAY 2 TO DAY 5 LONDON (4 NIGHTS) Experience London - from the pomp and pageantry of the Royal Horse Guards to the welcoming pubs and bustling markets – this city has it all. On your first full day in London, your Local Guide takes you on a morning sightseeing tour including views of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. On your second full day enjoy an excursion to the Royal town of Windsor, with an included visit to the castle and free time to shop. The rest of the time in London is yours to enjoy as you please. Your Local Host will be available to suggest activities or help organize any excursions during your stay. DAY 6 TO DAY 8 PARIS (3 NIGHTS) Transfer to St. Pancras International Station to board the Eurostar to Gare du Nord in central Paris. Transfer to your hotel for three nights in this vibrant city. Meet your Local Guide for a sightseeing tour which includes an ascent to the second level of the Eiffel Tower and views of the main sights. Afterwards take an excursion or enjoy free time. This evening, why not take in a spectacular Parisian cabaret? DAY 9 PARIS – CANADA D After breakfast your city break comes to an end. A transfer to Charles De Gaulle airport is available.

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SUPERIOR (Ref. LLPS) London (4): Thistle Euston Paris (3): Concorde Montparnasse

Please note: Guaranteed Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip. 6 Winter Departures (WLLP): Please note, these departures are subject to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in July 2013. Airport transfers: Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport at 8.00am.

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

Roman Forum

London, Paris & Rome 11 Days from C$2150 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS • London See Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace on your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. • Paris View Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées and the Louvre with your Local Guide. Enjoy spectacular city views from an included ascent to the second level of the Eiffel Tower. • Rome Sightseeing tour with your Local Guide includes views of the ancient Roman Forum, and views of the Colosseum and Circus Maximus. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and see Michelangelo’s Pieta.

INCLUDED DINING • Buffet breakfast daily (BB)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • Your choice of Moderate First Class or Superior First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Eurostar high-speed train from London to Paris. • Flight from Paris to Rome. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host in London, Paris and Rome. • London airport shuttle service available. Conditions apply, see page 87 for details. • Airport transfers are provided on Day 11. Conditions apply, see departure panel on price panel opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided in Paris and Rome to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

* DAY 1 DEPART CANADA D

Overnight flight to London. DAY 2 DAY 4 LONDON (3 NIGHTS) After check-in to your hotel, the rest of your day is free. On your first full day in London, your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour including views of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. The rest of the time in London is yours to enjoy as you please. Your Local Host will be available to suggest activities or help organize any excursions during your stay. DAY 5 TO DAY 7 PARIS (3 NIGHTS) Take the Eurostar from London’s St. Pancras International station to Gare du Nord in Paris. Your Local Guide brings the city to life during your panoramic sightseeing tour. Ascend the Eiffel Tower to the second level. Later, you might like to dine at a restaurant on the Left Bank and perhaps round off the evening with a spectacular Parisian cabaret. DAY 8 FLIGHT FROM PARIS TO ROME (3 NIGHTS) D After breakfast, transfer to the airport for a short flight to Rome, the Eternal City. Check-in to your hotel, then spend the rest of the day relaxing or strolling through the ancient streets and soak up the unique ambience! DAY 9 TO DAY 10 ROME SIGHTSEEING Your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour

PACE: Relaxed Countries visited: 4 which includes views of the Forum, Colosseum and the Circus Maximus. The spectacle continues with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. Afterwards, Rome is yours to discover. Your Local Host will be available to suggest activities or help organize any excursions during your stay. DAY 11 ROME – CANADA D After breakfast say ‘arrivederci Roma’. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport for your return flight home.

11 Days from C$2150 Reference: LPRM/S This trip commences on Mondays and ends on Thursday. Moderate - Code LPRM Departures between 1 Apr - 8 Jul 15 Jul - 26 Aug 2 Sep - 23 Sep 30 Sep - 28 Oct

Twin Share 2235 2150 2265 2235

Single Supp 730 650 730 730

Twin Share 2550 2599 2550 2499 2625 2599 2250

Single Supp 880 900 870 860 900 870 760

Superior - Code LPRS Departures between 1 Apr - 6 May 13 May - 17 Jun 24 Jun - 1 Jul 8 Jul - 19 Aug 26 Aug - 30 Sep 7 Oct - 28 Oct 6 4 Nov - 24 Mar

MODERATE (Ref. LPRM) London (3): Hilton Olympia Paris (3): Novotel Vaugirard Rome (3): Ergife

SUPERIOR (Ref. LPRS) London (3): Thistle Euston Paris (3): Concorde Montparnasse Rome (3): Villa Pamphili

The above prices include internal airfares and are accurate as of July 2012. For up-to-date pricing, please visit our website. Please note: Guaranteed Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip. Airport transfers: Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumincino Airport at 7.00am and 9.30am. 6 Winter Departures (WLPR): Please note, these departures are subject to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in July 2013.

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

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Colosseum, Rome * DAY 1 DEPART CANADA

Jewels of Italy 8 Days from C$1250

INCLUDED DINING

• Rome Sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica plus views of the Forum and Colosseum.

• 6 buffet breakfasts (BB)

ITALY & COMBINATIONS : REGIONALS

• Florence Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the cathedral and Signoria Square.

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MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

• Pisa Visit the Square of Miracles to view the Leaning Tower.

• Verona View the Roman Arena and Juliet’s balcony. • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island.

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Overnight flight to Rome.

• 2 three-course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist 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. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Rome airport transfers are provided on Day 2 and Venice Marco Polo airport transfers on Day 8. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite.

DAY 2 ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS) Welcome to Rome! After check-in, relax and unwind. Later meet with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. This evening, consider a stroll around this fascinating ancient city and mingle with the locals in beautiful squares with stunning architecture! Hotel: Ergife (F) DAY 3 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Don’t miss the opportunity to join an optional excursion to the famous Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. Later, your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour starting with a visit to the Vatican City and the awe-inspiring St. Peter’s Basilica to view Michelangelo’s statue, the Pietà. In ancient Rome view the Forum and the mighty Colosseum. Afterwards, during free time, consider a trip to the catacombs and the medieval city walls or the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. (BB) DAY 4 ROME – PISA – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS) Today head north to Pisa. Explore the Square of Miracles, featuring the Leaning Tower, Cathedral and Baptistery. There is time to shop for souvenirs and take pictures! Arrive later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Later

• J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

Rialto Bridge, Venice

8 Days from C$1250 Reference: IJWL Starts Canada

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

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PACE: Lively • Countries visited: 1 DAY 6 FLORENCE – VERONA - VENICE (2 NIGHTS) Head east to Verona, the home of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers. View the vast Roman Arena, where concerts are still held regularly each year, and walk to see Juliet’s balcony. Your journey continues north across the dramatic Apennine Mountains to the magical, romantic city of Venice. (BB D) Hotel: Antony Hotel (F)

Pietá, St. Peter’s Basilica

enjoy dinner at the hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Villa Stanley (F) DAY 5 FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME There are few cities in the world with an artistic legacy to equal that of Florence. Your Local Guide gives a superb commentary of the city’s history during your walking tour, which includes the Baptistery, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the impressive Giotto’s Bell Tower, and Piazza Signoria. Experience a demonstration of fine leatherwork with time to explore on your own. Shop for high quality leather and 18-carat gold jewelry, for which Florence is renowned and don’t forget to try the ice cream! (BB)

DAY 7 VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Your day starts with a cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square in the heart of Venice. Admire the Bridge of Sighs, the ornate Doge’s Palace and the Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialties at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca island. Spend free time afterwards exploring this fascinating city or perhaps take a trip out across the lagoon to the island of Burano for a relaxing seafood lunch. (BB) DAY 8 VENICE – CANADA D This morning, say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy, your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable vacation. Transfers are available to Venice Marco Polo Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Young Traveler Discount

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Single Room Supplement

C$240

Triple Room Reduction

C$40

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. 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.

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 14-15.

Leaning Tower of Pisa

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Panoramic Florence * DAY 1 DEPART CANADA

Italian Dream 9 Days from C$1350 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Rome Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican and views of the Forum and Colosseum.

• 7 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Marks Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island.

ITALY & COMBINATIONS : REGIONALS

• Verona View the Roman Arena and Juliet’s balcony on an orientation walk.

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• Florence Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the Baptistery, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Giotto’s Bell Tower. • Assisi Orientation of this beautiful town dedicated to St. Francis.

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Overnight flight to Rome.

• 3 three-course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist 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. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Rome Fiumicino airport transfers are provided on Day 2 and Day 9. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite.

DAY 2 ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS) Welcome to Rome! Relax and unwind after check-in and meet with your Travel Director this afternoon. Tonight, perhaps take a stroll through the city and soak up the vibrant atmosphere! Hotel: Melia Aurelia Antica (F)/Pinewood (F) DAY 3 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour of the city. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the holiest Christian sites in the world. Cross the River Tiber and admire views of the iconic Colosseum and the Forum, of daily life in ancient Rome. Spend free time discovering the city on your own. (BB) DAY 4 ROME – MESTRE, VENICE (2 NIGHTS) Follow the upper Tiber valley past the medieval hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto in Umbria to Tuscany, a unique and fertile landscape with olive groves and vineyards stretching into the distance. Cross the dramatic Apennine Mountains and arrive later close to the magical city of Venice. (BB D) Hotel: Antony Hotel (F)/Quid Hotel (F) DAY 5 VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Savor the unique sights of Venice as you cruise by private launch to its heart, St. Mark’s Square.

• J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

Bridge of Sighs, Venice

9 Days from C$1350 Reference: ITAD Starts Canada

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

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PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 1 Marvel at the Bridge of Sighs, the magnificent Doge’s Palace and the Byzantine basilica adorned with glass mosaics. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialties at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca island. Explore this fascinating city in your free time or perhaps take a trip across the lagoon to Burano Island for a seafood lunch. (BB D) DAY 6 VENICE – VERONA – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS) Drive west to Verona, the home of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. View the vast Roman Arena on your walking orientation, where concerts are still held, and then see Juliet’s balcony. Your journey continues through the gastronomic region of Emilia Romagna to Tuscany and the Renaissance city of Florence. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Firenze Nord (F) DAY 7 FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Florence enjoys a unique artistic heritage. Experience the delights during your sightseeing tour on foot with your knowledgeable Local Guide. Admire the Baptistery, renowned for its carved bronze doors, the marble Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto’s impressive bell tower, and the Piazza Signoria. Enjoy a demonstration of leatherwork, with time afterwards to explore or to shop for high quality Italian goods and 18-carat gold jewelry. (BB D)

DAY 8 FLORENCE – ASSISI – ROME Through the rolling countryside of Tuscany into Umbria, you arrive at the mystical town of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio. See the sights of St. Francis’ birthplace, including the medieval ramparts and the Basilica of St Mary of the Angels, built on the site where St. Francis died. Later, on your final night in Rome, you might like to celebrate the end of your vacation with a special dinner. (BB) Hotel: Aran Park (F) DAY 9 ROME – CANADA D Say ‘arrivederci’ to Rome, your Travel Director and newfound friends as you prepare for your journey home. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

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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 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

C$140 p.p. C$105 p.p. C$70 p.p. C$70 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$130

Single Room Supplement

C$340

Triple Room Reduction

C$50

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87.

FIRST CLASS TRAVEL

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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 Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7.00am and 9.30am. 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 pages 14-15.

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Piazza Bellini, Palermo

Highlights of Southern Italy & Sicily 9 Days from C$1225

ITALY & COMBINATIONS : REGIONALS

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Overnight flight to Rome. DAY 2 ARRIVE ROME Welcome to Rome! After check-in at your hotel, relax and unwind before meeting with your Travel Director in the afternoon. Enjoy an orientation drive of the city in the early evening to see sights such as the Roman Forum, the Colosseum and St. Peter’s Basilica. Hotel: Papillo/Waldorf (F)

• Sorrento Orientation and demonstration of inlaid wood-working.

• First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.

• Taormina Sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes the Corso Umberto.

• All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.

DAY 3 ROME – MONTE CASSINO – BAY OF NAPLES (2 NIGHTS) This morning drive south through Lazio and visit the Commonwealth Cemetry at Monte Cassino in the valley below the Abbey. There is the opportunity to take an optional excursion to visit the excavations at Pompeii, buried for centuries when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Later, enjoy a dramatic scenic drive to Sorrento and dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Grand Hotel Moon Valley (F)

• Palermo Orientation includes Piazza Bellini and views of the Cathedral.

• Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.

DAY 4 SORRENTO ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME

• The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.

Your day starts with an orientation tour of Sorrento and a visit to an inlaid-wood workshop to see how these wonderful local crafts are produced. Later don’t miss the opportunity to take an optional cruise excursion to the Isle of Capri or simply enjoy your free time in Sorrento. (BB)

MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Rome See the Forum, Colosseum, Tiber River and St. Peters Basilicia on your orientation drive of the city.

• 7 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Monte Cassino View the Abbey and visit the Commonwealth Cemetery.

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* DAY 1 DEPART CANADA

• 3 three-course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • 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. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

Mount Etna, Sicily

9 Days from C$1225 Reference: ISSCA Starts Canada

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Mount Tauro overlooking the sea. Stroll along the elegant Corso Umberto to the Piazza for splendid panoramic views across the bay. Later spend free time shopping for souvenirs and handmade lace on the Corso. (BB)

Fri 23 Aug

Sat 31 Aug

1225

Fri 30 Aug

Sat 7 Sep

1225

Fri 6 Sep

Sat 14 Sep

1265

Fri 13 Sep

Sat 21 Sep

1265

Fri 20 Sep

Sat 28 Sep

1265

DAY 7 TAORMINA – PALERMO (2 NIGHTS) This morning there is the opportunity to join an optional excursion to Europe’s only active volcano, Mount Etna. Later drive southwards via Catania, Sicily’s second largest city, and then inland passing Enna, the impressive fortress town. Arrive in the bustling island capital, Palermo for a two night stay. (BB) Hotel: Astoria Palace (F)

Fri 27 Sep

Sat 5 Oct

1265

Fri 4 Oct

Sat 12 Oct

1225

Fri 11 Oct

Sat 19 Oct

1225

Fri 18 Oct

Sat 26 Oct

1225

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PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 1

Sicilian Lemons

DAY 5 BAY OF NAPLES – TAORMINA (2 NIGHTS) Continue south via Salerno through the mountainous region of Calabria to the very ‘toe’ on the ‘boot’ of Italy to take the ferry across the Straits of Messina to Sicily. After the short crossing, drive to the magnificent resort town of Taormina. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Antares (F) DAY 6 TAORMINA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide takes you on a walking tour of Taormina which clings to the slopes of

DAY 8 PALERMO ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME See the sights of Palermo during your orientation tour including Piazza Bellini and views of the Cathedral. The afternoon is free for you to explore more of Palermo. In the evening, celebrate the last night of your vacation together, with a memorable dinner at the hotel. (BB D) DAY 9 PALERMO – CANADA D This morning after breakfast say ‘arrivederci’ to your Travel Director and traveling companions. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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C$127 p.p. C$95 p.p. C$63 p.p. C$63 p.p.

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C$120

Single Room Supplement

C$270

Triple Room Reduction

C$30

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. 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 transfer on the last travel day will arrive at Palermo Airport at 8.00am.

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 pages 14-15.

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Taormina, Sicily

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Lake Garda

Highlights of the Italian Lakes 9 Days from C$1099 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Lake Maggiore Visit Italy’s second largest lake and see towns dating back to Roman times.

• 7 buffet breakfasts (BB)

ITALY & COMBINATIONS : REGIONALS

• Lake Lugano Visit the Swiss city of Lugano located on the shores of this spectacular lake.

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• 3 three-course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES

• Lake Como Enjoy the Alpine peaks and sparkling waters of this scenic lake as well as an included cruise to Bellagio.

• First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.

• Verona Orientation walk including views of Juliet’s Balcony and the Roman arena.

• All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.

• Lake Garda Visit Italy’s largest lake and enjoy breathtaking scenery on an included scenic drive.

• Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.

• Limone Stop to visit this quaint and colorful town on the shore of Lake Garda. • Brescia Visit the the second largest city in Lombardy after the capital, Milan. • Lake Iseo Drive through the wine growing region of Franciacorta and stop for photographs on the shores of Lake Iseo. • Milan Enjoy a sightseeing tour in Milan with your Local Guide including the Duomo, Galleria and La Scala.

• The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • 7 buffet breakfasts (BB) • Milan Malpensa Airport transfers are provided on Day 2 and Day 9. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite.

* DAY 1 DEPART CANADA

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Overnight flight to Milan. DAY 2 ARRIVE MILAN – ITALIAN LAKES (2 NIGHTS) Welcome to the Italian Lakes region! Airport transfers will be provided from Milan Malpensa Airport to your hotel. After check-in, relax and unwind before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travelers for an included dinner at the hotel. (D) Hotel: Capolago Hotel (F) DAY 3 LAKE MAGGIORE EXCURSION After breakfast a short drive brings you to Lake Maggiore which is the second largest lake after Garda and one of the most scenic. Immortalised in American writer Ernest Hemingway’s novel ‘A Farewell To Arms’, you will have free time to explore or perhaps take an excursion to the Borromean Islands. (BB) DAY 4 ITALIAN LAKES – LUGANO – SARONNO (2 NIGHTS) This morning make your way to the Swiss city of Lugano which is also known as the ‘Monte Carlo of Switzerland’. An ever growing number of celebrities, entertainers and successful athletes have residences along the shores of this scenic lake. Later travel back into Italy where your two night stay near Como is in the town of Saronno. Well known for its almond

• J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

Old Town, Verona

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Sat 20 Apr

1099

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1099

Fri 26 Apr

Sat 4 May

1175

Fri 3 May

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1175

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1175

Fri 17 May

Sat 25 May

1175

Fri 24 May

Sat 1 Jun

1175

Fri 31 May

Sat 8 Jun

1175

Fri 7 Jun

Sat 15 Jun

1175

Fri 14 Jun

Sat 22 Jun

1175

Fri 21 Jun

Sat 29 Jun

1175

Fri 28 Jun

Sat 6 Jul

1175

Fri 5 Jul

Sat 13 Jul

1175

Fri 12 Jul

Sat 20 Jul

1175

Fri 19 Jul

Sat 27 Jul

1175

Fri 26 Jul

Sat 3 Aug

1175

Fri 2 Aug

Sat 10 Aug

1175

Fri 9 Aug

Sat 17 Aug

1175

this day, continues to attract the rich and famous to its beautiful shores. Later return to the hotel for an included dinner. (BB D)

Fri 16 Aug

Sat 24 Aug

1175

Fri 23 Aug

Sat 31 Aug

1175

Fri 30 Aug

Sat 7 Sep

1225

DAY 6 SARONNO – VERONA – LAKE GARDA SCENIC DRIVE – RIVA DEL GARDA (2 NIGHTS) This morning travel to Shakespeare’s romantic Verona where you enjoy an orientation tour of the town including sights such as the Roman arena and Juliet’s balcony. Later you will have free time to savor the atmosphere of this historic city. This afternoon take a scenic drive around Lake Garda, stopping in the town of Limone which nestles on the west shore of Lake Garda. Explore the narrow cobblestone streets and perhaps enjoy a delicious gelato while overlooking the quaint harbor. Later check into your hotel in Riva del Garda for a two night stay. (BB) Hotel: Hotel Royal (F)

Fri 6 Sep

Sat 14 Sep

1225

Fri 13 Sep

Sat 21 Sep

1225

Fri 20 Sep

Sat 28 Sep

1225

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Sat 5 Oct

1175

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PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 2

Italian Amaretti Biscuits

or apricot kernel biscuits (amaretti), the sweet, almond-flavoured Italian liqueur called Amaretto is also produced here. (BB) Hotel: Starhotels Grand Milan (SF) DAY 5 LAKE COMO EXCURSION After breakfast enjoy a short drive to Lake Como and an included cruise to Bellagio called “the pearl of Lake Como”. The illustrious history of Bellagio dates back to Roman times, and to

DAY 7 FREE DAY – LAKE GARDA Relax and enjoy these peaceful and serene surroundings. Perhaps consider taking a boat trip across the lake or maybe join a full day excursion into the Dolomite Mountains where you can ride a cable car up one of the mountain peaks for spectacular views. (BB) DAY 8 RIVA DEL GARDA – BRESCIA – LAKE ISEO – MILAN En route to Milan stop and visit the attractive town of Brescia for some free time. Later travel through the wine growing region of Franciacorta and pause on the shores of Lake Iseo for a photograph. On arrival in Milan, enjoy a walking tour of the city center with your Local Guide including the Gothic Duomo, the 19th century Galleria and La Scala Opera House. This evening enjoy a final dinner at the hotel with your companions. (BB D) Hotel: Milton Milan (F)

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Young Traveler Discount

C$110

Single Room Supplement

C$260

Triple Room Reduction

C$30

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 2 from Milan Malpensa Airport will operate at 9.00am, 12.30 and 3.30pm to Varese. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Milan Malpensa Airport at 7.30am and 10.30am.

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 14-15.

DAY 9 MILAN – CANADA D This morning, say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy, your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable vacation. Transfers are available to Milan Malpensa Airport. Conditions apply. (BB) Lake Como

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St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome * DAY 1 DEPART CANADA

Italian Scene 11 Days from C$1650

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MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Rome Sightseeing tour with your Local Guide includes a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica plus views of the Forum and Colosseum.

• 9 buffet breakfasts (BB) • 4 three-course dinners (D)

• Sorrento Visit this popular resort.

UNBEATABLE FEATURES

• Monte Cassino Views of the monastery high on the hill.

• First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.

• Assisi Orientation of this beautiful town dedicated to St. Francis. • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island.

• 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.

• Verona View Juliet’s Balcony and the impressive Roman Arena.

• The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.

• Italian Lakes Visit Lake Como.

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.

• Italian Riviera Drive this scenic route.

• Airport transfers are provided on Day 2 and Day 11. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite.

• Pisa Visit the Square of Miracles to view the Leaning Tower. • Florence Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the cathedral and Signoria Square. Stop for breathtaking views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo.

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Overnight flight to Rome.

• J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

DAY 2 ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS) Welcome to Rome! After check-in, relax and unwind. Later meet with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. This evening, consider a stroll around this fascinating city and take in the vibrant atmosphere. Hotel: Ergife (F) DAY 3 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Don’t miss the opportunity to join an optional excursion to the famous Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. Later, your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour starting with a visit to the Vatican City and the awe-inspiring St. Peter’s Basilica to view Michelangelo’s statue, the Pietà. Cross the Tiber in ancient Rome and view the Forum and the mighty Colosseum. (BB) DAY 4 ROME – SORRENTO – BAY OF NAPLES Today head south to the Bay of Naples. Drive to the nearby resort of Sorrento to visit an inlaid-wood workshop. Then consider an optional excursion to Positano and the Amalfi Coast. Later enjoy dinner at the hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Grand Hotel Moon Valley (F) DAY 5 BAY OF NAPLES – MONTE CASSINO – ASSISI Perhaps join an optional guided walking tour of Pompeii, which lay undiscovered beneath a Venice

11 Days from C$1650 Reference: ITSE Starts Canada

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Sightseeing stops

Start

End

PACE: Lively • Countries visited: 1 layer of ash for centuries after Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. Afterwards, leave the Bay of Naples and stop for views of the monastery at Monte Cassino, the scene of fierce fighting during the Second World War. Continue north to the mystical town of Assisi, built on the fertile slopes of Mount Subasio in Umbria. (BB D) Hotel: Il Castello (F) DAY 6 ASSISI – VENICE (ORIAGO) (2 NIGHTS) Your morning orientation tour of Assisi reveals a town that has changed little since the time of St. Francis, who was born here in 1182. There is time to visit the great Basilica and see the Saint’s tomb. Later see the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels, built on the site where St. Francis died in 1226. Your journey continues north across the dramatic Apennine Mountains to near the magical, romantic city of Venice. (BB D) Hotel: Il Burchiello (F) DAY 7 VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Your day starts with a cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square in the heart of Venice. Admire the Bridge of Sighs, the ornate Doge’s Palace and the Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialties at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca island. Spend free time afterwards exploring this fascinating city or perhaps take a trip out across the lagoon to the island of Burano for a relaxing seafood lunch. (BB)

DAY 8 VENICE (ORIAGO) – VERONA – ITALIAN LAKES (SARONNO) Head west across the plains of the Veneto to Verona, the home of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers. View the vast Roman Arena, where concerts are still held regularly each year, and walk to view Juliet’s balcony. Continue north to the Italian lake district to visit Lake Como, a favored summer retreat of the rich and famous, before arriving at your hotel where you dine tonight. (BB D) Hotel: Starhotels Grand Milan (SF) DAY 9 ITALIAN LAKES (SARONNO) – PISA – FLORENCE Journey south and cross the Apennines en route to the coast, past the historic port of Genoa. Along the coastline you will have views of the marble quarries at Carrara. This marble has been used since the time of ancient Rome and is still sought after today. In Pisa, explore the Square of Miracles, featuring the Leaning Tower, Cathedral and Baptistery. There is time to shop for souvenirs and take pictures! Arrive later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Firenze Nord (F) DAY 10 FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING – ROME There are few cities in the world with an artistic legacy to equal that of Florence. Your Local Guide gives a superb commentary of the city’s history during your walking tour, which includes views of the Baptistery, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the impressive Giotto’s Bell Tower, and Piazza Signoria. Experience a demonstration of fine leatherwork with time to explore on your own. Shop for high quality leather and 18-carat gold jewelry, for which Florence is renowned and don’t forget to try the ice cream! Later travel back to the Eternal City. This evening in Rome you might like to celebrate the end of your vacation in style! (BB) Hotel: Aran Park (F) DAY 11 ROME – CANADA D This morning, say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy, your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable vacation. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

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C$170 p.p. C$127 p.p. C$85 p.p. C$85 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$160

Single Room Supplement

C$430

Triple Room Reduction

C$40

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. 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 Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7.00am and 9.30am.

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 pages 14-15.

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Siena, Tuscany

Splendors of Italy 14 Days from C$1999 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Rome Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica and views of the Forum and Colosseum.

• 12 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Sorrento Visit a traditional inlaid wood workshop.

ITALY & COMBINATIONS : REGIONALS

• Assisi Orientation tour includes St. Francis’ Basilica.

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

• 6 three course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist 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. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Airport transfers are provided on Day 2 and Day 14. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

* DAY 1 DEPART CANADA

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Overnight flight to Rome. DAY 2 ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS) Welcome to Rome! After check-in at your hotel, relax and unwind before meeting with your Travel Director in the afternoon. This evening, why not take a stroll around this fascinating city and soak up the amazing atmosphere. Hotel: Aran Park/Ergife (F) DAY 3 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour of the city, starting with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the largest and most inspiring churches ever built. Your tour continues across the Tiber River with views of the Forum and the iconic Colosseum. Spend free time exploring the wonderful sights on your own. Perhaps take an optional excursion to the ancient Catacombs or maybe visit the splendid Tivoli Gardens near Rome. (BB) DAY 4 ROME – BAY OF NAPLES (2 NIGHTS) Journey south past the Abbey of Monte Cassino to the Bay of Naples, your home for the next two nights. This afternoon, why not take an optional excursion to see the excavations of Pompeii, which lay undiscovered for centuries beneath a layer of volcanic ash after Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. (BB D) Hotel: Stabia (F)

Lugano, Switzerland

14 Days from C$1999 Reference: ITSI Starts Canada

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

End

PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 2 DAY 5 SORRENTO EXCURSION Your excursion to the nearby resort of Sorrento starts with a visit to an inlaid-wood workshop, for which the area is renowned. Later, consider an optional visit to Positano and the Amalfi Coast. Dine this evening at your hotel. (BB D) DAY 6 BAY OF NAPLES – ASSISI Drive into the rolling hills of Umbria to the mystical town of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio, birthplace of St. Francis. Your Travel Director gives you an orientation tour, which includes St. Francis’ Basilica, renowned for its fresco paintings. (BB D) Hotel: Frate Sole (MF) DAY 7 ASSISI – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) Enjoy a scenic drive across the dramatic Apennine Mountains to the magical floating city of Venice. (BB D) Hotel: Il Burchiello (Oriago) (F) DAY 8 VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME You are surrounded by magnificent sights and sounds as you cruise by private launch along shimmering canals to St. Mark’s Square. Admire the Bridge of Sighs, the ornate Doge’s Palace and the Basilica of St. Mark. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialties at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca island. Explore the city during your free time or maybe take a trip to Burano Island in the lagoon for a fresh seafood lunch. (BB) DAY 9 VENICE – VERONA – LUGANO – ITALIAN LAKES (2 NIGHTS) Journey west to Verona, the setting for Shakespeare’s most famous play, and stop to admire the Roman Arena and Juliet’s balcony. Continue via Milan to the Swiss border and visit the pretty lakeside resort of Lugano. (BB D) Hotel: Capolago Hotel (F) DAY 10 ITALIAN LAKES FREE DAY There’s time to stroll beside the charming lake and breathe wonderfully pure mountain air before returning to your hotel. (BB D)

DAY 11 ITALIAN LAKES – PISA – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS) Cross the Apennine Mountains past Genoa, Columbus’ birthplace. In Pisa, marvel at the famous Leaning Tower in the Square of Miracles. Later arrive in the Renaissance city of Florence. Tonight, you may wish to enjoy a wonderful dinner in the Chianti hills! (BB) Hotel: Novotel Firenze Nord (F) DAY 12 FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Florence is one of the liveliest and most creative cities in Europe, and home to some of the world’s greatest works of art and architecture. Your Local Guide gives you an excellent account of the city’s history during your walking tour of the city, which includes the marble Cathedral, Piazza Signoria and the Baptistery. Afterwards in your free time, visit one of the many museums or shop for quality leather and gold or simply relax and enjoy the ambience! (BB) DAY 13 FLORENCE – SIENA – ROME Admire the beautiful scenery as you drive through the Chianti area of Tuscany to Siena, a medieval city famous for its annual Palio horse race. Marvel at its rich heritage during your orientation tour. This evening in Rome – your final night – you might like to mark the end of an enjoyable vacation with a meal out! (BB) Hotel: Aran Park (F) DAY 14 ROME – CANADA D This morning, say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy, your Travel Director and your fellow travelers as you prepare to return home with wonderful memories. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

Ends Canada

Land Only

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Thu 18 Apr

2025

Fri 12 Apr

Thu 25 Apr

2025

Fri 19 Apr

Thu 2 May

2025

Fri 26 Apr

Thu 9 May

2025

Fri 3 May

Thu 16 May

2025

Fri 10 May

Thu 23 May

2025

Fri 17 May

Thu 30 May

2025

Fri 24 May

Thu 6 Jun

2025

Fri 31 May

Thu 13 Jun

2025

Fri 7 Jun

Thu 20 Jun

2025

Fri 14 Jun

Thu 27 Jun

2025

Fri 21 Jun

Thu 4 Jul

2025

Fri 28 Jun

Thu 11 Jul

2025

Fri 5 Jul

Thu 18 Jul

2025

Fri 12 Jul

Thu 25 Jul

2025

Fri 19 Jul

Thu 1 Aug

2025

Fri 26 Jul

Thu 8 Aug

2025

Fri 2 Aug

Thu 15 Aug

2025

Fri 9 Aug

Thu 22 Aug

2025

Fri 16 Aug

Thu 29 Aug

2025

Fri 23 Aug

Thu 5 Sep

2025

Fri 30 Aug

Thu 12 Sep

2050

Fri 6 Sep

Thu 19 Sep

2050

Fri 13 Sep

Thu 26 Sep

2050

Fri 20 Sep

Thu 3 Oct

2050

Fri 27 Sep

Thu 10 Oct

2050

Fri 4 Oct

Thu 17 Oct

2025

Fri 11 Oct

Thu 24 Oct

2025

Fri 18 Oct

Thu 31 Oct

2025

Fri 25 Oct

Thu 7 Nov

1999

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$205 p.p. C$154 p.p. C$103 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

C$103 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$200

Single Room Supplement

C$510

Triple Room Reduction

C$80

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. 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 Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7.00am and 9.30am.

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 pages 14-15.

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Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

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Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia

Spanish Experience

SPAIN PORTUGAL MOROCCO & FRANCE : REGIONALS

10 Days from C$1265

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MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Madrid Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes Puerta del Sol, the Cervantes Memorial and the Cibeles Fountain.

• 8 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Toledo Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the synagogue and cathedral. Visit a steel workshop. • Puerto Lapice Visit the inn where Don Quixote is said to have been dubbed a knight. • Seville Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the cathedral and Giralda Tower.

• 3 three course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist 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.

• Granada Orientation drive through the city with views of the cathedral and Plaza Nueva.

• The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.

• Valencia See the town hall, cathedral, and Serrano and Cuarte Towers.

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.

• Peñiscola See the ancient castle overlooking the beach. • Barcelona Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, the Ramblas and views from Montjuïc.

• Madrid airport transfers are provided on Day 2 and Barcelona airport transfers on Day 10. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

* DAY 1 DEPART CANADA

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Overnight flight to Madrid. DAY 2 ARRIVE MADRID (2 NIGHTS) Welcome to Madrid, Spain’s capital city. Check into your hotel then relax and unwind. Later, meet with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. This evening, spend free time exploring on your own or join the group for a walking tour of the city and the chance to savor local ‘tapas’ at a café on the Plaza Mayor. Hotel: Novotel Puente De La Paz (MF) DAY 3 MADRID SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide shows you the sights of Madrid including the Cibeles fountain, the Gran Via, the Paseo de la Castellana and the Puerta del Sol. At Plaza de España, admire the monument to Cervantes. Afterwards, consider an excursion to the medieval city of Segovia a UNESCO World Heritage site. This evening, you might be tempted by Madrid’s nightlife, where the locals dine late and enjoy the open-air cafés and vibrant atmosphere until the early hours! (BB)

Spanish Flamenco

10 Days from C$1265 Reference: SPAX Starts Canada

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

End

PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 1 DAY 4 MADRID – TOLEDO – SEVILLE (2 NIGHTS) In the medieval city of Toledo – the ancient capital of Castile – your Local Guide takes you on a walking tour through the quaint streets for views of the cathedral and synagogue. Toledo has been a traditional sword-making, steel-working center since about 500 BC and was the standard source of weaponry for the Roman Legions; visit a steel workshop to see some fine examples of this age-old craft. Your journey continues south to Puerto Lapice where, reputedly, Don Quixote was dubbed ‘a knight’ by a local innkeeper. The plains of La Mancha give way to the hills of Andalusia with striking whitewashed villages and churches. Arrive in Seville, a vibrant city and the home of bullfighting and flamenco! Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Grand Lar (MF) DAY 5 SEVILLE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Admire the great monuments and sights of Seville with your Local Guide. View the pools and pavilions in Maria Luisa Park, constructed for the 1929 World’s Fair. Marvel at the mighty cathedral and La Giralda. Tonight, you might like to experience the fire and passion of a Spanish flamenco show! (BB) DAY 6 SEVILLE – GRANADA A picturesque drive through beautiful villages and countryside brings you to Granada. Your orientation tour includes views of the cathedral and Plaza Nueva. There is also a chance to join an optional excursion to explore the Alhambra Palace and gardens, subject to ticket availability. (BB D) Hotel: Macia Condor (MF) DAY 7 GRANADA – GUADIX – VALENCIA Cross the Mora Pass through the superb scenery of the Sierra Nevada. Admire the cave dwellings in Guadix with time to take pictures. Continue through Murcia and the forests of Elche to Valencia, renowned for its orange groves. See the bull ring, the great cathedral and the Towers of Serrano and Cuarte during your orientation tour. Later, arrive at your hotel where you dine tonight with your fellow travelers. (BB D) Hotel: Husa Mas Camarena (MF)

DAY 8 VALENCIA – PEÑISCOLA – BARCELONA (2 NIGHTS) Head north along the coast through the Levant region and stop at Peñiscola to view the ancient castle of the ‘Spanish Pope’, used in the film El Cid. Continue along the Costa Dorada to Barcelona, Spain’s most cosmopolitan city. Your Local Guide takes you on a wonderful sightseeing tour, which includes Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia and the Plaza Catalunya. See the lively Ramblas and enjoy spectacular views of the city from Montjuïc. Tonight, consider visiting a Catalan-style restaurant for a delicious dinner of local specialties! (BB) Hotel: Abba Garden (MF) DAY 9 BARCELONA FREE TIME Today is free for you to explore this fascinating city. As well as having a rich Roman and medieval heritage, Barcelona also has a reputation for fun! Why not visit the monastery in the rocky mountains of Montserrat to see the Black Madonna? This evening, maybe take the opportunity to dine with your companions and celebrate a memorable vacation. (BB) DAY 10 BARCELONA – CANADA D This morning, say ‘adios’ to Spain, your Travel Director, and your fellow travelers at the end of your unforgettable Spanish Experience! Transfers are available to Barcelona Airport. Conditions apply. (BB) Please note: A complimentary transfer is available to Madrid for all guests. It will arrive at the Trafalgar extra night hotel in Madrid at approximately 6pm.

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1265 1265 1265 1265 1265 1265 1265 1265 1265 1265 1265 1265 1265 1265 1265 1265 1265 1265 1265 1265 1265 1265 1299 1299 1299 1299 1265 1265 1265 1265

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 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

C$130 p.p. C$97 p.p. C$65 p.p. C$65 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$120

Single Room Supplement

C$310

Triple Room Reduction

C$30

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 2 from Madrid Airport will operate at 10.30am, 1.00pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Barcelona Airport at 8.00am.

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 pages 14-15. Beach at Peñiscola

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Albufeira, Portugal

Impressions of Spain & Portugal

SPAIN PORTUGAL MOROCCO & FRANCE : REGIONALS

13 Days from C$1499

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1

MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Puerto Lápice Visit the inn where Don Quixote is said to have been dubbed a knight.

• 11 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Úbeda View the monumental Vázquez de Molina Square, surrounded by imposing Renaissance buildings.

• 4 three course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES

• Baeza Visit a traditional hacienda to see how olive oil is produced.

• First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.

• Granada Orientation drive through the city with views of the cathedral and Plaza Nueva.

• All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.

• Malaga See the cathedral and castle during your orientation of the city.

• Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.

• Ronda Cross the Puenta Nuevo bridge and see the bull-ring of this beautiful hill-top town.

• The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.

• Algarve Stay in the picturesque beach resort of Albufeira.

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.

• Lisbon View Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries on your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. • Fatima Visit the celebrated Shrine. • Oporto See the Stock Exchange and the Church of St. Francis on your orientation of the city. • Salamanca Orientation of this university city includes views the Plaza Mayor. • Madrid Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes Puerta del Sol, the Cervantes Memorial and the Cibeles Fountain.

• Madrid airport transfers are provided on Day 2 and on Day 13. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

* DAY 1 DEPART CANADA

D

Overnight flight to Madrid. DAY 2 ARRIVE MADRID Welcome to Madrid! Relax after check-in. Later you might like to explore Spain’s capital city. Check into your hotel then relax and unwind. Later, meet with your Travel Director and fellow travelers before enjoying dinner at your hotel. (D) Hotel: Praga (MF) DAY 3 MADRID – ÚBEDA – BAEZA – GRANADA Travel south, across the plains of La Mancha, and stop at Puerto Lápice to visit the inn where legendary Don Quixote received his knighthood. Continue south into Andalucia to visit the UNESCO World Heritage town of Úbeda. View Vázquez de Molina Square, one of the best examples of Renaissance architecture in Spain. Explore the town on your own in your free time. This afternoon, visit a traditional hacienda to see how olive oil is produced and taste some for yourself! This evening sample the night life of Granada. (BB) Hotel: Citymar San Anton (MF) DAY 4 GRANADA – MALAGA (2 NIGHTS) This morning’s panoramic tour includes views of the Cathedral and Plaza Nueva. Afterwards, there is time, subject to ticket availability, to join

Belém Tower, Lisbon

13 Days from C$1499 Reference: SPIM Starts Canada

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Sightseeing stops

Start

End

PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 2 an optional visit to the magnificent Alhambra Palace and gardens. Arrive later on the famous Costa Del Sol, with time to lounge on the beach and swim in the sparkling Mediterranean. (BB D) Hotel: Don Curro (ST) DAY 5 MALAGA ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Malaga is one of the oldest cities in the world. See the castle and cathedral during your orientation of the city, then enjoy free time to explore at your own pace. Visit the Picasso Museum, relax at the beach, or join an optional excursion to one of the famous hilltop villages, the choice is yours! (BB) DAY 6 MALAGA – RONDA – ALBUFEIRA, ALGARVE (2 NIGHTS) This morning, take a scenic drive to the hilltop town of Ronda for spectacular views of the Sierra de Ronda. Cross the Puente Nuevo, spanning the 120m deep chasm carrying the Guadalevín River, and see the famous bull-ring, one of the oldest in Spain. Cross the border to the Algarve, your home for the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Montechoro/Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa (ST) DAY 7 FREE DAY IN ALBUFEIRA, ALGARVE Enjoy a whole free day to do as you please. Relax on the beach or join an excursion to Faro, the historical capital of the Algarve. (BB) DAY 8 ALBUFEIRA – GRÂNDOLA – LISBON (2 NIGHTS) Travel via Grândola, a small Alentejan town surrounded by cork trees and agriculture in the Setúbal district, and cross the River Tagus to Lisbon, the Portuguese capital and your home for the next two nights. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Altis Park (ST) DAY 9 LISBON SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME See Lisbon’s landmarks during your sightseeing tour with your Local Guide including the Monument to the Discoveries, the suspension bridge spanning the River Tagus, the Belem Tower and the quaint Alfama district. Later, in your free time, perhaps take an optional

excursion to the historic towns of Cascais and Sintra. (BB) DAY 10 LISBON – FATIMA – OPORTO A scenic drive north through the magnificent Serra d’Aire Mountains brings you to the Shrine at Fatima, site of celebrated religious miracles. Traverse the Buçaco National Park to the city of Oporto located on the banks of the Douro River. See the Stock Exchange and the Church of St. Francis during your orientation of the city. Why not join your Travel Director for a Duoro River Cruise with dinner tonight? (BB) Hotel: Axis Porto Business & Spa Hotel (F) DAY 11 OPORTO – SALAMANCA Enjoy free time this morning before crossing the border back into Spain. View the Plaza Mayor during your orientation of Salamanca, the oldest university city in Spain. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Recoletos Coco (MF) DAY 12 SALAMANCA – MADRID Your journey continues through the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains to Madrid, Europe’s highest capital city. Your Local Guide shows you the sights of Madrid including the Cibeles fountain, the Gran Via, Paseo de la Castellana and Puerta del Sol. See the monument to Cervantes in Plaza de España. Tonight consider spending the evening with your fellow travelers on the final night of your vacation. (BB) Hotel: Praga (MF) DAY 13 MADRID – CANADA D Say ‘adios’ to your companions after a wonderful vacation. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Thu 25 Apr

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Thu 2 May

1499

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Thu 9 May

1499

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Thu 16 May

1499

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Thu 23 May

1499

Sat 18 May

Thu 30 May

1499

Sat 25 May

Thu 6 Jun

1499

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Thu 13 Jun

1499

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Thu 20 Jun

1499

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1499

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Thu 4 Jul

1499

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Thu 11 Jul

1499

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Thu 18 Jul

1499

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Thu 25 Jul

1499

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Thu 1 Aug

1499

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Thu 8 Aug

1499

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Thu 15 Aug

1499

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Thu 22 Aug

1499

Sat 17 Aug

Thu 29 Aug

1499

Sat 24 Aug

Thu 5 Sep

1499

Sat 31 Aug

Thu 12 Sep

1535

Sat 7 Sep

Thu 19 Sep

1535

Sat 14 Sep

Thu 26 Sep

1535

Sat 21 Sep

Thu 3 Oct

1535

Sat 28 Sep

Thu 10 Oct

1535

Sat 5 Oct

Thu 17 Oct

1499

Sat 12 Oct

Thu 24 Oct

1499

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 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

C$154 p.p. C$115 p.p. C$77 p.p. C$77 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$150

Single Room Supplement

C$490

Triple Room Reduction

C$30

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 2 from Madrid Airport will operate at 10.30am, 1.00pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Madrid Airport at 8.30am and 11.00am.

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 pages 14-15.

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Ronda, Spain

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Royal Palace, Madrid

Iberian Explorer

SPAIN PORTUGAL MOROCCO & FRANCE : REGIONALS

14 Days from C$1699

36

MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Barcelona Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, the Ramblas and views from Montjuïc.

• 12 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Peñiscola See the ancient castle overlooking the beach. • Valencia Orientation tour includes the cathedral, town hall and Serrano and Cuarte Towers. • Guadix View the cave homes in “Barrio Troglodyte”. • Granada Orientation with views of the Cathedral and Plaza Nueva.

• 5 three course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist 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.

• Costa Del Sol Visit this renowned resort area.

• The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.

• Gibraltar Visit the famous rock of Gibraltar.

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.

• Seville Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the cathedral and Giralda Tower.

• Barcelona airport transfers are provided on Day 2 and Madrid airport transfers on Day 14. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite.

• Lisbon View Belém Tower, the monument to the Discoveries on your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. • Fatima Visit the celebrated Shrine. • Salamanca Orientation of this university city includes views the Plaza Mayor. • Madrid Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes Puerta del Sol, The Cervantes Memorial and the Cibeles Fountain.

• J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

* DAY 1 DEPART CANADA

D

Overnight flight to Barcelona. DAY 2 ARRIVE BARCELONA (2 NIGHTS) Welcome to Barcelona! Relax after check-in. After meeting your Travel Director, you might like to explore Spain’s most cosmopolitan city. Tonight dine at the hotel. (D) Hotel: Abba Garden (MF) DAY 3 BARCELONA FREE TIME Your Local Guide shows you the sights including Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, the Ramblas, Plaza Catalunya and spectacular views of the city from Montjuïc. Enjoy free time to explore the city or join an excursion to Montserrat. (BB) DAY 4 BARCELONA – PEÑISCOLA – VALENCIA Drive through orange groves to Peñiscola and see the ancient castle used in the film ‘El Cid’. Continue through the ‘huertas’ to sunny Valencia, the third largest city in Spain, where your orientation includes the town hall, the Bull Ring, the Towers of Serrano and Cuarte, the cathedral and the modern ‘City of Arts and Science’ designed by renowned architect, Santiago Calatrava. (BB D) Hotel: Husa Mas Camerena (MF) DAY 5 VALENCIA – GUADIX – GRANADA Travel southwest across the ‘sierras’ to view

Plaza de España, Seville

14 Days from C$1699 Reference: SPAN Starts Canada

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Sightseeing stops

Start

Ends Canada

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Thu 25 Apr

1699

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Thu 2 May

1699

Fri 26 Apr

Thu 9 May

1699

Fri 3 May

Thu 16 May

1699

Fri 10 May

Thu 23 May

1699

Fri 17 May

Thu 30 May

1699

Fri 24 May

Thu 6 Jun

1699

Fri 31 May

Thu 13 Jun

1699

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Thu 20 Jun

1699

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Thu 27 Jun

1699

Fri 21 Jun

Thu 4 Jul

1699

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Thu 11 Jul

1699

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Thu 18 Jul

1699

Fri 12 Jul

Thu 25 Jul

1699

Fri 19 Jul

Thu 1 Aug

1699

Fri 26 Jul

Thu 8 Aug

1699

Fri 2 Aug

Thu 15 Aug

1699

Fri 9 Aug

Thu 22 Aug

1699

DAY 10 LISBON SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME See the Hieronymite Monastery and the medieval quarter of the city before taking in views of the Belém Tower on an included sightseeing tour with your Local Guide. Then time at leisure to maybe take an optional excursion to the coastal town of Cascais. (BB)

Fri 16 Aug

Thu 29 Aug

1699

Fri 23 Aug

Thu 5 Sep

1699

Fri 30 Aug

Thu 12 Sep

1725

Fri 6 Sep

Thu 19 Sep

1725

Fri 13 Sep

Thu 26 Sep

1725

Fri 20 Sep

Thu 3 Oct

1725

Fri 27 Sep

Thu 10 Oct

1725

Fri 4 Oct

Thu 17 Oct

1699

DAY 11 LISBON – FATIMA – SALAMANCA A scenic drive north through the magnificent Serra d’Aire Mountains brings you to the Shrine at Fatima, site of celebrated religious miracles. Cross the border back into Spain and arrive later in Salamanca where you view Plaza Mayor during your orientation tour. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Recoletos Coco (MF)

Fri 11 Oct

Thu 24 Oct

1699

Fri 18 Oct

Thu 31 Oct

1699

End

PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 2 the cave houses at Guadix. Take pictures of the troglodyte dwellings and then cross the jagged Mora Pass to Granada. (BB D) Hotel: Macia Condor (ST) DAY 6 GRANADA – COSTA DEL SOL This morning’s panoramic orientation tour includes views of the Cathedral and Plaza Nueva. Afterwards, there is time, subject to ticket availability, to visit the magnificent Alhambra Palace and gardens. Arrive later on the famous Costa Del Sol, with time to lounge on the beach and swim in the sparkling Mediterranean. (BB) Hotel: Tryp Guadalmar (MF)/Tryp Alameda (MF) DAY 7 COSTA DEL SOL – GIBRALTAR – SEVILLE (2 NIGHTS) Enjoy a scenic costal drive past Marbella to La Linea. Cross to the Rock of Gibraltar, where you have the chance to see the famous Barbary monkeys and possibly visit the cave of St. Michael. Then continue through spectacular Andalusian countryside to Seville. After dinner at your hotel tonight you might like to experience a fiery Flamenco show! (BB D) Hotel: Gran Lar (MF) DAY 8 SEVILLE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Admire the great monuments and sights of Seville with your Local Guide on your included morning sightseeing tour. View the pools and pavilions in Maria Luisa Park, constructed for the 1929 World’s Fair. Marvel at the mighty cathedral and La Giralda. Explore the city at your own pace or join an excursion to see the impressive Alcazar. Tonight, you might like to sample some traditional tapas. (BB) DAY 9 SEVILLE – LISBON (2 NIGHTS) Drive to the Portuguese border then continue past the cork trees of the Alentejo region. From here travel via Setúbal to the capital of Portugal, Lisbon, a great seafaring city situated near where the Tagus River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Tonight, consider a traditional Portuguese dinner with folk dancing and song. (BB) Hotel: Altis Park (MF)

DAY 12 SALAMANCA – MADRID (2 NIGHTS) Your journey continues through the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains to Madrid, Europe’s highest capital city. This afternoon your Local Guide shows you all the sights including the Royal Palace, the Puerta del Sol and the Cervantes Memorial in the Plaza de España. Madrid offers a feast of fine restaurants to choose from, where you can dine on local and regional treats such as paella and roast suckling pig. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Puente De La Paz (MF) DAY 13 MADRID FREE DAY An entire day to explore the city! You might like to visit the Prado Museum, watch the street artists on Plaza Mayor or join an excursion to the medieval city of Toledo, the ancient capital of Castile. (BB)

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 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

C$173 p.p. C$129 p.p. C$86 p.p. C$86 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$170

Single Room Supplement

C$480

Triple Room Reduction

C$40

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 2 from Barcelona 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 Madrid Airport at 8.30am and 11.00am.

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 pages 14-15.

DAY 14 MADRID – CANADA D Say ‘adios’ to your companions after a wonderful vacation. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) VISAS FOR GIBRALTAR: Please speak to your Travel Agent to find out whether you are affected by the specific visa requirements necessary to visit the Rock of Gibraltar.

Granada

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Bazaar in Casablanca, Morocco

Highlights of Spain, Morocco & Portugal SPAIN PORTUGAL MOROCCO & FRANCE : REGIONALS

17 Days from C$1999

38

MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Madrid Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes Puerta del Sol, The Cervantes Memorial and the Cibeles Fountain.

• 15 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Toledo Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the synagogue and cathedral. Visit a steel workshop. • Granada Orientation drive through the city with views of the cathedral and Plaza Nueva. • Fez Sightseeing includes a walking tour of the Medina and views of the Royal Palace. • Marrakesh Visit Bahia Palace and Djemaa el-Fna Square during your sightseeing tour. • Casablanca View the Corniche and see the Hassan II Mosque. • Rabat View the Mausoleum and Royal Palace during your orientation.

• 6 three-course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist 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. • Return ferry crossing between Spain and Morocco. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.

• Seville Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the cathedral and Giralda Tower.

• Madrid airport transfers are provided on Day 2 and Day 17. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite.

• Lisbon View Belém Tower, the Monument to the Discoveries on your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide.

• J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

• Fatima Visit the celebrated shrine. • Salamanca Orientation of this university city includes views of the Plaza Mayor.

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

* DAY 1 DEPART CANADA D

Overnight flight to Madrid. DAY 2 ARRIVE MADRID (2 NIGHTS) Welcome to Madrid! After check-in there is time to unwind and relax. This evening, why not try the traditional dish of paella in one of the restaurants lining the lively Plaza Mayor. Hotel: Agumar (F) DAY 3 MADRID SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide shows you the sights of Madrid including the Cibeles fountain, the Gran Via, Paseo de la Castellana and Puerta del Sol. See the monument to Cervantes in Plaza de España. Afterwards, consider a visit to the famous Prado Museum featuring a large collection of works by Velazquez, or take an optional excursion to the medieval UNESCO World Heritage city of Segovia. (BB) DAY 4 MADRID – TOLEDO – GRANADA Today drive to ancient Toledo and see the cathedral and the ancient synagogue with your Local Guide. Visit a steel workshop to see some fine examples of the famous Toledo steel-craft. Travel through Andalusia to the Moorish city of Granada. (BB D) Hotel: Macia Condor (MF) DAY 5 GRANADA – COSTA DEL SOL Your orientation tour includes views of the cathedral and Plaza Nueva. Enjoy free time to explore the city or join an optional excursion to the Alhambra Palace, subject to ticket availability. Then travel towards Malaga, the most popular Mediterranean resort on the Costa del Sol. (BB) Hotel: Tryp Guadalmar (MF)/Tryp Alameda (MF) DAY 6 COSTA DEL SOL – FEZ (2 NIGHTS) The day begins with a scenic coastal drive before boarding the ferry to North Africa. A different world awaits you in Morocco, from the dramatic Rif Mountains to the imperial city of Fez, the architecture, culture and scent of the land is as rich as it is diverse. (BB D) Hotel: Fram Volubilis (SF) DAY 7 FEZ SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME The morning guided sightseeing tour includes views of the Royal Palace. On your walking tour through the labyrinthine Medina, learn the art of haggling. This evening, stroll beneath the starstudded sky or consider joining an excursion to a traditional Arabian experience dinner, complete with belly dancers! (BB)

17 Days from C$1999 Reference: SMHIA Starts Canada

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Sightseeing stops

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2025

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Sun 12 May

2025

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2025

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2025

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2025

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1999

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1999

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great seafaring city situated where the Tagus River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Tonight, consider a traditional Portuguese dinner with folk dancing and song. (BB) Hotel: Altis Park (MF)

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1999

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1999

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2025

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2025

DAY 14 LISBON SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME See the Hieronymite Monastery and the medieval quarter of the city before taking in views of the Belém Tower on an included sightseeing tour with your Local Guide. Then time free to maybe take an optional excursion to the coastal town of Cascais. (BB)

Fri 20 Sep

Sun 6 Oct

2025

Fri 27 Sep

Sun 13 Oct

2025

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Sun 20 Oct

2025

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Sun 27 Oct

2025

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Sun 3 Nov

2025

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2025

PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 3

DAY 9 MARRAKESH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME This morning your guided sightseeing tour includes a visit to the ornate Bahia Palace and the vast Djemaa el-Fna Square with its palm readers and acrobats. Then there is time free for bargain hunting or perhaps take an excursion to a Berber village in the Ourika Valley. (BB D) DAY 10 MARRAKESH – CASABLANCA – RABAT Today continue on to Casablanca, scene of Humphrey Bogart’s most magical moments. On arrival your guided tour includes a panoramic drive of the Corniche, plus views of the Hassan II mosque with the world’s tallest minaret. Then continue to the capital city, Rabat, where you view the Mausoleum and Royal Palace. (BB D) Hotel: Rihab (F) DAY 11 RABAT – SEVILLE (2 NIGHTS) Today, drive northwards to the coast and board the ferry for the return journey back across the Straits of Gibraltar to the Spanish mainland. Later arrive in Andalusia’s most beautiful city, Seville, for a twonight stay. This evening, why not experience the fire and passion of a Spanish flamenco show? (BB D) Hotel: Gran Lar (MF) DAY 12 SEVILLE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Admire the great monuments and sights of Seville with your Local Guide. View the pools and pavilions in Maria Luisa Park, constructed for the 1929 World’s Fair. Marvel at the mighty cathedral and La Giralda. Explore the city at your own pace or join an excursion to see the impressive Alcazar. Tonight, you might like to sample some traditional tapas? (BB) DAY 13 SEVILLE – LISBON (2 NIGHTS) Drive to the Portuguese border then continue past the cork trees of the Alentejo region. From here travel to the capital of Portugal, Lisbon, a

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DAY 8 FEZ – MARRAKESH (2 NIGHTS) This morning enjoy the breathtaking drive, traveling through the foothills of the Atlas Mountains to the city of Marrakesh, Africa’s most popular year-round sun resort. It was once the favorite vacation spot of Sir Winston Churchill, a haven where he used to relax and paint. (BB) Hotel: Atlas Asni (F)

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DAY 15 LISBON – FATIMA – SALAMANCA A scenic drive north through the magnificent Serra d’Aire Mountains brings you to the Shrine at Fatima, site of celebrated religious miracles. Cross the border back into Spain and arrive later in Salamanca where you view Plaza Mayor during your orientation tour. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Recoletos Coco (MF) DAY 16 SALAMANCA – MADRID Your journey continues through the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains to Madrid, Europe’s highest capital city. This afternoon, explore the city at your own pace. Tonight, perhaps enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers on the final night of your vacation. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Campo De Las Naciones (ST) DAY 17 MADRID – CANADA D This morning it is time to bid farewell to your Travel Director and new-found friends. Transfers are available to Madrid airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

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$203 p.p. C$152 p.p. C$101 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

C$101 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$200

Single Room Supplement

C$550

Triple Room Reduction

C$60

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 2 from Madrid Airport will operate at 10.30am, 1.00pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Madrid Airport at 8.30am and 11.00am.

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 pages 14-15.

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

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Château Chenonceau

Highlights of France

SPAIN PORTUGAL MOROCCO & FRANCE : REGIONALS

14 Days from C$2150

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MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Beaune Visit this charming town.

• 12 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Lyon Orientation tour of this gastronomic city.

• 5 three-course dinners (D)

• Avignon View St. Bénezet Bridge and the Papal Palace.

UNBEATABLE FEATURES

• Monaco Visit the Principality. • Nice Enjoy the capital of the French Riviera. • Cannes View the Film Festival Center.

• First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.

• Pont du Gard View the Roman Aqueduct.

• All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.

• Nimes View the Roman Arena, Maison Carré and city gardens.

• Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.

• Carcassonne Visit this beautifully preserved walled city.

• The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.

• Lourdes View St. Bernadette’s Grotto.

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.

• Biarritz Visit this glamorous resort.

• Paris Charles de Gaulle airport transfers are provided on Day 2 and Day 14. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite.

• Bordeaux Orientation tour. • St. Emilion Visit the famous wine village. • Cognac Visit a brandy distillery. • Loire Valley Visit the magnificent Château de Chenonceau with your Local Guide. View the Château at Amboise and Chambord. • Mont St. Michel Visit the island town and view the abbey. • Normandy Visit the D-Day landing beaches. • Honfleur Visit this picturesque port. • Rouen View the Cathedral. • Paris Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées and the Eiffel Tower.

• J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

* DAY 1 DEPART CANADA

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Overnight flight to Paris. DAY 2 ARRIVE PARIS Welcome to Paris! After a welcome meeting with your Travel Director, there is time to relax and explore this beautiful city. Consider an evening tour to Montmartre, an area full of charm and character. Hotel: Mercure Paris La Defense 5 (F) DAY 3 PARIS – BEAUNE – LYON Visit medieval Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. Arrive later in Lyon, a dynamic cultural city with an orientation tour on arrival. (BB) Hotel: Park & Suites Lyon Gerland (MF) DAY 4 LYON – AVIGNON – MONACO – NICE (2 NIGHTS) Enjoy a scenic drive south to Avignon to view the Palace of the Popes and St. Bénezet Bridge. Then continue to the tiny Principality of Monaco on the coast. Finally drive to the city of Nice, capital of the glamorous French Riviera! (BB D) Hotel: Apogia (ST) DAY 5 NICE – FREE DAY Relax and experience the Côte d’Azur’s sophisticated atmosphere. Perhaps laze on the beach and sip cocktails in a shady terraced bar, shop for the latest fashions or visit the colorful Flower Market in the old town. (BB) Normandy, Honfleur

14 Days from C$2150 Reference: FHIG Starts Canada

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PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 2 DAY 6 NICE – CANNES – PONT DU GARD – NIMES – SETE View the Film Festival Center in Cannes. Admire the Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct to the north of Nîmes. In Nîmes, view the Roman Arena, Maison Carré and city gardens. Dine tonight at your hotel in the quaint fishing port of Sète, known as the ‘Venice of Languedoc’. (BB D) Hotel: Mercure Sete (F) DAY 7 SETE – CARCASSONNE – LOURDES Drive to Carcassonne for an orientation of this walled medieval town. Ascend into the spectacular snow-capped Pyrénées to the pilgrimage site of Lourdes, to view the basilica on top of St. Bernadette’s Grotto. This evening there is an opportunity to join a procession by torchlight to the basilica with the pilgrims – a magical and moving experience. (BB D) Hotel: La Solitude (MF) DAY 8 LOURDES – BIARRITZ – BORDEAUX Drive westwards from Lourdes to the Atlantic coast. In the glamorous resort of Biarritz explore the chic boutiques and watch the surfers perform their stunts! Traverse the rolling countryside of Les Landes to classical Bordeaux and visit the hilltop town of St. Emilion during your included excursion. Don’t miss the chance to sample splendid Graves wines at a wine cellar in this picturesque village. (BB) Hotel: Ibis Bordeaux Meriadeck (ST) DAY 9 BORDEAUX – COGNAC – LOIRE VALLEY (TOURS) (2 NIGHTS) Cross the vineyards of Bordeaux to Cognac to visit a brandy distillery. Continue past the strange buildings of Futuroscope, the amusement and science theme park at Poitiers, to Tours in the Loire Valley. (BB D) Hotel: Novotel Tours Sud (MF) DAY 10 LOIRE VALLEY AND CHATEAU EXCURSION Your Local Guide takes you on a fascinating visit to Chenonceau, a fairytale château built across the River Cher, home to priceless collections of Renaissance art and furniture. Your journey continues through verdant countryside. View the imposing castle at Amboise, where Leonardo da Vinci died and is buried, and view the splendid Château de Chambord. Tonight, why not delicious local Touraine cuisine? (BB)

DAY 11 LOIRE VALLEY (TOURS) – MONT ST. MICHEL – D-DAY LANDING BEACHES – DEAUVILLE Head north via Le Mans, home of the famous 24-hour car race, through the fortified town of Fougères. Visit Mont St. Michel and view the abbey. Tour the historic D-Day landing beaches and the American cemetry at Omaha Beach. Arrive later at your Normandy hotel in Deauville, the elegant resort renowned for its racecourse, harbor and international film festival. (BB D) Hotel: Ibis Deauville (ST) DAY 12 DEAUVILLE – HONFLEUR – ROUEN – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) Explore the picturesque harbor at Honfleur on the Normandy coast, a summer haunt of the Impressionist painters. Drive through cheese and cider country to Rouen, where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake, and view the impressive cathedral. Your day ends in the glittering capital, Paris. (BB) Hotel: Alliance St Ouen (F) DAY 13 PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Experience a wonderful sightseeing tour with your Local Guide, featuring views of the Eiffel Tower, Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame Cathedral. Spend the rest of your day as you choose. Perhaps visit the Pompidou center, view the numerous art treasures in the Louvre Museum or simply relax at a sidewalk café and watch the world go by. This evening, why not finish your journey with a spectacular cabaret show, for which Paris is famous! (BB)

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2175

Sat 13 Apr

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2175

Sat 20 Apr

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2175

Sat 27 Apr

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2175

Sat 4 May

Fri 17 May

2175

Sat 11 May

Fri 24 May

2175

Sat 18 May

Fri 31 May

2175

Sat 25 May

Fri 7 Jun

2175

Sat 1 Jun

Fri 14 Jun

2175

Sat 8 Jun

Fri 21 Jun

2175

Sat 15 Jun

Fri 28 Jun

2175

Sat 22 Jun

Fri 5 Jul

2175

Sat 29 Jun

Fri 12 Jul

2185

Sat 6 Jul

Fri 19 Jul

2150

Sat 13 Jul

Fri 26 Jul

2150

Sat 20 Jul

Fri 2 Aug

2150

Sat 27 Jul

Fri 9 Aug

2150

Sat 3 Aug

Fri 16 Aug

2150

Sat 10 Aug

Fri 23 Aug

2150

Sat 17 Aug

Fri 30 Aug

2150

Sat 24 Aug

Fri 6 Sep

2165

Sat 31 Aug

Fri 13 Sep

2199

Sat 7 Sep

Fri 20 Sep

2199

Sat 14 Sep

Fri 27 Sep

2199

Sat 21 Sep

Fri 4 Oct

2199

Sat 28 Sep

Fri 11 Oct

2199

Sat 5 Oct

Fri 18 Oct

2175

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$220 p.p. C$165 p.p. C$110 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

C$110 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$210

Single Room Supplement 6 Jul - 17 Aug 2013 All other departures

C$590 C$630

Triple Room Reduction

C$70

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. 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 Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Airport at 8.00am 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 pages 14-15.

DAY 14 PARIS – CANADA D Say ‘au revoir’ to Paris, your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of a memorable vacation in France. Transfers are available to Charles de Gaulle Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Eiffel Tower

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St John’s College, Cambridge

* DAY 1 DEPART CANADA

Taste of Britain 8 Days from C$1035

INCLUDED DINING

• Cambridge View King’s College Chapel and the Bridge of Sighs over the River Cam.

• 6 full breakfasts (FB)

GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND : REGIONALS

• Hadrian’s Wall View the remains of the Roman wall.

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MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS • York See the old walls and Mansion House. View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles.

• 2 three-course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.

• Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the new Parliament building and the castle.

• All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.

• Gretna Green Visit Gretna Green, popular with eloping couples since 1754.

• The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.

• Grasmere Visit the Lake District village of Grasmere, and view the grave of poet William Wordsworth.

• The services of a Trafalgar Local Host in London.

• Liverpool Visit the home city of the Beatles. • Chester View the Tudor architecture and the timbered buildings known as the ‘Rows’. • Stratford-upon-Avon Visit the town of Shakespeare’s Birth and see Anne Hathaway’s cottage.

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Overnight flight to London.

• Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.

• London airport transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 87. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

DAY 2 ARRIVE LONDON (2 NIGHTS) After checking in to your hotel the rest of your day is free to explore this magical city. Hotel: Hilton Olympia (F)/Jurys Inn Islington (F) DAY 3 LONDON FREE DAY Today is a completly free day to take in the sights. Perhaps visit Westminster Abbey and see Buckingham Palace or take in one of the many incredible museums the city has to offer. (FB) DAY 4 LONDON – CAMBRIDGE – YORK – DARLINGTON Enjoy a scenic drive towards the university city of Cambridge. Explore the cobbled streets and see some of the world famous colleges. On arrival in York your Travel Director will show you some of the highlights of this city on an orientation walk. View the magnificent Gothic Minster and see the famous street called the Shambles. Dine tonight in your hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Blackwell Grange (MF) Edinburgh Castle

8 Days from C$1035 Reference: BTOB Starts Canada

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Sightseeing stops

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PACE: Lively • Countries visited: 2 DAY 5 DARLINGTON – EDINBURGH CITY SIGHTSEEING – DUNFERMLINE View Hadrian’s Wall, a defensive wall built by the Romans in 122 AD. Cross the border into Bonnie Scotland and arrive in the capital city Edinburgh. The city sightseeing tour with your Local Guide includes views of the Georgian New Town, Holyrood Palace, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Spend free time exploring on your own or join your Travel Director on an optional excursion to the Royal Yacht Britannia in nearby Leith. Tonight, why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes? (FB) Hotel: Queensferry Hotel (MF)/ Holiday Inn Express (MF) DAY 6 DUNFERMLINE – LAKE DISTRICT – HAYDOCK (NEAR LIVERPOOL) Heading south, stop at Gretna Green, where eloping couples married against their parents’ wishes. Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Windermere as you travel through the Lake District. Stop to visit the village of Grasmere where the poet, William Wordsworth, lived and

Lake District

wrote his most acclaimed poem, ‘The Daffodils’. This afternoon spend time exploring Liverpool, home city of the ‘Fab Four’ before checking into your hotel in nearby Haydock. (FB D) Hotel: Ramada Encore (MF) DAY 7 HAYDOCK (NEAR LIVERPOOL) – CHESTER – STRATFORD-UPON-AVON – LONDON This morning visit Chester. View the Medieval Walls, the cathedral and the black and white timbered buildings, known as the ‘Rows’. Visit Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace, and see Anne Hathaway’s cottage before arriving back in London. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Olympia (F)/Jurys Inn Islington (F) DAY 8 LONDON – CANADA D Today bid farewell to London and your fellow travelers after breakfast as your memorable vacation comes to an end. (FB)

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Mon 25 Mar

1035

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Mon 1 Apr

1035

Mon 1 Apr

Mon 8 Apr

1065

Mon 8 Apr

Mon 15 Apr

1065

Mon 15 Apr

Mon 22 Apr

1065

Mon 22 Apr

Mon 29 Apr

1065

Mon 29 Apr

Mon 6 May

1065

Mon 6 May

Mon 13 May

1065

Mon 13 May

Mon 20 May

1065

Mon 20 May

Mon 27 May

1065

Mon 27 May

Mon 3 Jun

1065

Mon 3 Jun

Mon 10 Jun

1065

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Mon 17 Jun

1065

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Mon 24 Jun

1065

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Mon 1 Jul

1065

Mon 1 Jul

Mon 8 Jul

1065

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Mon 15 Jul

1065

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Mon 22 Jul

1065

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Mon 29 Jul

1065

Mon 29 Jul

Mon 5 Aug

1065

Mon 5 Aug

Mon 12 Aug

1075

Mon 12 Aug

Mon 19 Aug

1075

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Mon 26 Aug

1075

Mon 26 Aug

Mon 2 Sep

1075

Mon 2 Sep

Mon 9 Sep

1075

Mon 9 Sep

Mon 16 Sep

1075

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1075

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1075

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Mon 7 Oct

1065

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1065

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C$108 p.p. C$81 p.p. C$54 p.p. C$54 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$100

Single Room Supplement

C$290

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. Unused London Accommodation: Prices are per person per night

C$120

Edinburgh Tattoo 2 – 24 August 2013: Tickets may be obtained through your Travel Agent for this event subject to availability and at an additional charge.

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 14-15.

Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Stratfordupon-Avon

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St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin * DAY 1 DEPART CANADA

Irish Wonder 9 Days from C$1125 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Dublin With your Local Guide, see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park, the glorious Georgian Squares, and Trinity College on your panoramic sightseeing tour.

• 7 full breakfasts (FB)

• Boyle View the Cistercian Abbey.

• First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.

• Knock Visit the pilgrimage town of Knock.

GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND : REGIONALS

• County Donegal Visit this picturesque area.

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• Galway View Galway Cathedral and Eyre Square. • Limerick View St. Mary’s Cathedral and King John’s Castle. • Cliffs of Moher View the stunning seascape from the cliffs and visit the Atlantic Edge exhibition in the eco-friendly Visitor Center. • Dingle Peninsula Enjoy the beautiful countryside along the Dingle peninsula, Europe’s most westerly point. • Blarney Kiss the Blarney Stone during your visit of Blarney Castle and acquire the gift of the gab.

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Overnight flight to Dublin.

• 3 three-course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES

• 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. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • 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. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

DAY 2 ARRIVE DUBLIN – SIGHTSEEING Welcome to Dublin! Relax after check-in. Later, your Local Guide takes you on a panoramic sightseeing tour, which includes views of Dublin Castle, Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Phoenix Park. It’s a great introduction to your Irish journey! Hotel: Jurys Inn Parnell St (MF) DAY 3 DUBLIN – BOYLE – KNOCK – SLIGO (2 NIGHTS) View the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey at Boyle, dating back to the 12th century. Visit the pilgrimage town of Knock in County Mayo, where the Virgin Mary appeared to villagers in 1879. Dine tonight at your hotel in Sligo. (FB D) Hotel: Sligo Southern (F) DAY 4 COUNTY DONEGAL EXCURSION Travel through the beautiful County Donegal. See the harbor town of Mullaghmore before heading to the town of Donegal where you see the 15th century castle. Visit traditional weavers in Ardara before heading across the border for a visit to the Belleek Pottery center. Stop at Drumcliffe to view the grave of renowned Irish author, W.B. Yeats. (FB) DAY 5 SLIGO – WESTPORT – GALWAY – LIMERICK (2 NIGHTS) This morning, travel via Westport and the Cliffs of Moher

9 Days from C$1125 Reference: IRWO Starts Canada

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PACE: Lively • Countries visited: 2 Cottage in Connemara

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1125

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1125

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Sun 5 May

1150

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Sun 12 May

1150

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1150

Sat 18 May

Sun 26 May

1150

Sat 25 May

Sun 2 Jun

1150

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Sun 9 Jun

1150

Sat 8 Jun

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1150

Sat 15 Jun

Sun 23 Jun

1150

Sat 22 Jun

Sun 30 Jun

1150

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Sun 7 Jul

1150

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1150

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Sun 21 Jul

1150

Sat 20 Jul

Sun 28 Jul

1150

Sat 27 Jul

Sun 4 Aug

1150

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1150

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1150

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1150

Sat 24 Aug

Sun 1 Sep

1150

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Sun 8 Sep

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1175

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1175

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1175

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1150

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DAY 6 CLIFFS OF MOHER EXCURSION This morning drive to the western coast and the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. Bring the history of the cliffs to life with a visit the ‘Atlantic Edge’ exhibition. Return to Limerick for free time exploring on your own or perhaps join your Travel Director for an optional excursion to Bunratty Folk Park. (FB D) DAY 7 LIMERICK – DINGLE PENINSULA – TRALEE This morning, enjoy a scenic drive along the Dingle Peninsula. See the unspoilt and colorful villages and fishing harbors of Europe’s most westerly point. Later, arrive in the town of Tralee, famed for its annual ‘Rose of Tralee’ festival and beauty pageant. (FB D) Hotel: River Island Hotel (MF)

C$59 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$110

Single Room Supplement

C$240

Triple Room Reduction

beautiful region of Connemara to Galway on the banks of the Corrib River. View the Cathedral, built on the site of the old prison, and stroll around Eyre Square before continuing on to Limerick, the setting for the film ‘Angela’s Ashes’. Here your orientation tour includes views of St. Mary’s Cathedral and King John’s Castle. Tonight, explore the vibrant city of Limerick or join your Travel Director and companions for a medieval banquet in an Irish castle. (FB) Hotel: Jurys Inn Limerick (F)

C$118 p.p. C$88 p.p. C$59 p.p.

C$10

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 2 from Dublin Airport will operate at 8.30am, 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 pages 14-15. Kiss the Blarney Stone

DAY 8 TRALEE – BLARNEY – DUBLIN This morning we visit Blarney Castle. Don’t forget to kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the ‘gift of the gab’! Arrive later in the capital, Dublin, for the final night of your vacation. (FB) Hotel: Jurys Inn Parnell St (MF) DAY 9 DUBLIN – CANADA D Say farewell to your Travel Director and new-found friends as your memorable vacation in the Emerald Isle comes to an end. (FB)

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Kilkenny Castle, Ireland Kilkenny Castle, Ireland

Britain & Ireland Delight 11 Days from C$1425 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Stratford-upon-Avon Visit the town of Shakespeare’s Birth and see Anne Hathaway’s cottage.

• 9 full breakfasts (FB)

GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND : REGIONALS

• York See the old walls and Mansion House. View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles.

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• Glasgow View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour. • Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the new Parliament Building as well as the castle.

• 3 three course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist 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.

• Falkirk Visit the Falkirk Wheel Visitor Center.

• Ferry across the Irish Sea from Scotland to Northern Ireland and Ireland to South Wales.

• Belfast See Belfast City Hall & Queen’s University.

• The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.

• Dublin Sightseeing with your Local Guide to see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park, the glorious Georgian Square and Trinity College.

• London airport transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 87.

• Kilkenny View Kilkenny Castle and gardens. • Waterford Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom, when open. • Cardiff See the Millennium Stadium and view Cardiff Castle. • Bath Visit the Georgian spa town. • Stonehenge View the ancient stone circle.

* DAY 1 DEPART CANADA

DAY 2 ARRIVE LONDON D Welcome to London! After checking in to your hotel the rest of your day is free to explore this magical city. Hotel: Ibis Earls Court (MF) DAY 3 LONDON – STRATFORD-UPON-AVON – YORK – LEEDS This morning, visit Stratford-upon-Avon and See Anne Hathaways’ Cottage, where you have time to see the sights and shop for souvenirs. During your orientation, your Travel Director will take you on a walk through the web of quaint, narrow streets and show you York Minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world. Continue to your hotel in Leeds where you dine tonight. (FB D) Hotel: Bewleys Hotel (F) DAY 4 LEEDS – GRASMERE – GRETNA GREEN – GLASGOW (2 NIGHTS) Drive through the Yorkshire Dales to the scenic glory of the Lake District. Traveling along the shores of England’s largest lake, Windermere, and through countryside that inspired the Romantic poets, you reach Grasmere. View the grave of William Wordsworth, buried at St. Oswald’s Church. We cross the Scottish

• The services of a Trafalgar Local Host in London.

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

D

Overnight flight to London.

York Minster

SCOTLAND

11 Days from C$1425

GLASGOW Falkirk

North Atlantic Ocean

2

NORTHERN IRELAND

Reference: BIDE

Edinburgh

Southern Uplands

Ferry

Belfast

IRELAND

Lake District

Irish Sea

2

Pennines

DUBLIN

LEEDS

Kilkenny

WATERFORD Cardigan Bay Rosslare

WALES

1

1

York

ENGLAND

Fishguard

Ferry

North Sea

Grasmere

Stratford Cotswolds

CARDIFF

Celtic Sea Overnight stays

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1 1 LONDON

PACE: Lively • Countries visited: 5

NETHERLANDS

BELGIUM

border and visit Gretna Green, where eloping couples would say their vows over the anvil. This afternoon, your orientation tour of Glasgow includes views the Cathedral, the magnificent George Square and the River Clyde, former heart of the shipbuilding industry. (FB) Hotel: Campanile Glasgow (MF) DAY 5 EDINBURGH EXCURSION Today, visit Edinburgh. Your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city. View the famous castle, the Royal Mile, 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. En route back to Glasgow this afternoon, visit the Falkirk Wheel Visitor Center to see this modern technological marvel in action. (FB D) DAY 6 GLASGOW – BELFAST – DUBLIN (2 NIGHTS) Follow the rugged Ayrshire coast past the island called Ailsa Craig, the stepping stone from Ireland to Scotland, then board a ferry for the short crossing to Northern Ireland. View City Hall, Queen’s University and the dock where the Titanic was built during your city orientation. Finally, cross the River Boyne at Drogheda to

enter the Irish capital, Dublin. (FB) Hotel: Jurys Inn Parnell St (MF) DAY 7 DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING See Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park and the stately Georgian Squares with your Local Guide. Spend the rest of the day as you please, why not explore Temple Bar or Grafton Street, famous for its street Performers? This evening consider joining an excursion to an Irish cabaret. (FB) DAY 8 DUBLIN – KILKENNY – WATERFORD Traverse County Kildare’s splendid countryside. In Kilkenny, see the imposing medieval castle and enjoy free time for lunch. This afternoon, visit the House of Waterford Crystal showroom and see the exquisite pieces. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Treacys Hotel (F) DAY 9 WATERFORD – CARDIFF Cross the Irish Sea to Wales, and continue your journey to Cardiff Bay to view the Millennium Center and the National Assembly. View the historic Cardiff Castle and see the Millennium Stadium before arriving at your hotel. (FB) Hotel: Copthorne Cardiff (F) DAY 10 CARDIFF – BATH – STONEHENGE – LONDON Cross the Severn Estuary into England and the glorious city of Bath. See splendid Georgian architecture during your orientation and enjoy free time to admire the elegant architecture. Perhaps consider a visit to the Roman Baths. Stop to view mysterious Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain en route to London where your amazing vacation ends. (FB)

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Ends Canada

Land Only

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1425

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1499

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1475

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1475

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 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

C$150 p.p. C$112 p.p. C$75 p.p. C$75 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$140

Single Room Supplement

C$400

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. Unused London Accommodation: Prices are per person per night

C$95

Edinburgh Tattoo 2 – 24 August 2013: Tickets may be obtained through your Travel Agent for this event subject to availability and at an additional charge.

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 14-15.

DAY 11 LONDON – CANADA D Today bid farewell to London and your fellow travelers after breakfast as your memorable vacation comes to an end. (FB)

FIRST CLASS TRAVEL

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Scottish Highlands

England and Scotland Heritage 12 Days from C$1485 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Stonehenge View the ancient stone circle.

• 10 full breakfasts (FB)

• Bath Visit the Georgian spa town.

• 3 three-course dinners (D)

• Tintern View Tintern Abbey, one of the greatest monastic ruins in Wales.

UNBEATABLE FEATURES

GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND : REGIONALS

• Chester View the Tudor architecture and the timbered buildings known as the ‘Rows’.

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• Grasmere Visit the village of Grasmere, and view the grave of Wordsworth. • Gretna Green See the Blacksmith’s shop, a wedding venue since 1754 when eloping couples would exchange their vows over the anvil. • Glasgow View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour of Glasgow.

• First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist 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. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host in London.

• Loch Lomond See the freshwater lake with the largest surface area in Britain.

• London airport transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 87.

• Fort William See the Commando Memorial and Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. Enjoy a scenic drive through Glencoe, the infamous Glen of Weeping.

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.

• St. Andrews View the 18th hole on St. Andrews Old Course. • Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the new Parliament Building as well as the castle.

• J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

* DAY 1 DEPART CANADA

DAY 2 ARRIVE LONDON (2 NIGHTS) Welcome to London! After checking in to your hotel the rest of your day is free to explore this magical city. Hotel: Ibis Earls Court (MF) DAY 3 LONDON FREE TIME Today you are free to take in the sights of your choice such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Perhaps visit Harrods or one of the many incredible museums the city has to offer. (FB) Hotel: Ibis Bristol Temple Meads Quay (F) DAY 4 LONDON – STONEHENGE – BATH – BRISTOL This morning view Stonehenge, site of the mysterious ancient monoliths. In the city of Bath, where two of Jane Austen’s novels were set, admire the Georgian architecture and enjoy free time to shop or visit the Roman Baths. Arrive later at your hotel in Bristol. (FB) Hotel: Ibis Bristol Temple Meads Quay (F) DAY 5 BRISTOL – TINTERN – CHESTER – LAKE DISTRICT Cross the Severn Estuary to Wales and follow the Wye Valley. View the ruins of Tintern Abbey, a Cistercian abbey which has inspired both painters and poets. Continue north to Chester to view the Roman Walls, the cathedral and the black and white timbered buildings, known

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

• Hadrian’s Wall View the remains of the Roman wall. • York See the old walls and Mansion House. View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles. • Stratford-upon-Avon Visit the town of Shakespeare’s Birth and see Anne Hathaway’s cottage.

D

Overnight flight to London.

Chester Rows

12 Days from C$1485 Reference: BEAI Starts Canada

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Sightseeing stops

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Land Only

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1485

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1499

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1565

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1565

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to swim upstream to spawn. Take time to shop, explore, or join an excursion to Blair Castle, home to the Duke of Atholl. In St. Andrews, where Prince William went to university, stop to take a picture of the 18th hole. Known as the home of golf, the game has been played here for over 600 years! (FB) Hotel: Airth Castle (F)

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DAY 9 EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME This morning’s sightseeing tour with your Local Guide includes views of the Georgian New Town, Holyrood Palace, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Spend free time exploring on your own or join your Travel Director on an optional excursion to the Royal Yacht Britannia in nearby Leith. Tonight, why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes. (FB)

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Thu 3 Oct

1585

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1565

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1565

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1565

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PACE: Lively • Countries visited: 3 as the ‘Rows’. This afternoon, why not join an excursion to North Wales. (FB D) Hotel: Holiday Inn Lancaster (F) DAY 6 LAKE DISTRICT – GRETNA GREEN – GLASOW Visit the village of Grasmere where the poet, William Wordsworth, lived and wrote his most acclaimed poem, ‘The Daffodils’. Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Windermere as you head north to the Scottish border and stop at Gretna Green, where eloping couples married against their parents’ wishes. Cross the Southern Uplands to Glasgow, one of Europe’s liveliest cities. (FB) Hotel: Ibis Glasgow (MF) DAY 7 GLASGOW – SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS See the sights of Glasgow during your orientation tour. Drive north through incredible scenery into the Scottish Highlands and follow the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Drive through Glencoe, Glen of the Weeping, onto Fort William, which lies in the shadow of the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, whose summit stands at 4,409 feet above sea-level. Dine tonight at your Highland hotel in Aviemore, a well-known Scottish ski resort in the Cairngorms National Park. (FB D) Hotel: Laggan Gaskmore (F) DAY 8 SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS – ST. ANDREWS – EDINBURGH (AIRTH) (2 NIGHTS) Visit picturesque Pitlochry on the banks of the river Tummel. Famous for salmon fishing, a ‘fish ladder’ on the dammed river helps the salmon

DAY 10 EDINBURGH – YORK – LEEDS Departing the city of Edinburgh, cross the Scottish Borders back into England. Drive through Northumberland National Park and view part of Hadrian’s Wall. Begun in 122 AD, the wall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is among the most important monuments built by the Romans in Britain. Continue south and arrive in York, a city of extraordinary cultural and historical wealth. During your orientation, your Travel Director takes you on a walk through the web of quaint, narrow streets and shows you York Minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world. Finish the day in Leeds, where you dine tonight at your hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Bewleys Hotel (F)

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 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

C$159 p.p. C$119 p.p. C$79 p.p. C$79 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$150

Single Room Supplement 31 Mar - 14 Apr 2013 All other departures

C$460 C$510

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. Unused London Accommodation: Prices are per person per night

C$95

Edinburgh Tattoo 2 – 24 August 2013: Tickets may be obtained through your Travel Agent for this event, subject to availability and at an additional charge.

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 14-15.

DAY 11 LEEDS – STRATFORD-UPON-AVON – LONDON This morning, visit Stratford-upon-Avon, where you have time to see the sights and shop for souvenirs. In your free time, why not visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Visitor’s Center for an in-depth look at the great man’s life. (FB) Hotel: Ibis Earls Court (MF) DAY 12 LONDON – CANADA D Today bid farewell to London and your fellow travelers after breakfast as your memorable vacation comes to an end. (FB)

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Thatched cottages, Adare, Ireland

Britain and Ireland Experience 16 Days from C$2165 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS • Stonehenge View the ancient stone circle. • Bath Visit the Georgian spa town. • Cardiff See the Millennium Stadium and view Cardiff Castle. • Pembroke View Pembroke Castle.

GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND : REGIONALS

• Waterford Visit the Crystal Showroom, when open.

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• Youghal Visit the picturesque fishing port of Youghal. • Blarney Kiss the Blarney Stone during your visit of Blarney Castle and acquire the ‘gift of the gab.’

• York See the old walls and Mansion House. View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles. • Stratford-upon-Avon Visit the town of Shakespeare’s Birth and see Anne Hathaway’s cottage. • Bladon View Sir Winston Churchill’s grave. • Oxford Walk down Broad Street and view the Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera on your orientation of Oxford.

INCLUDED DINING • 14 full breakfasts (FB)

• Adare View the prettiest village in Ireland.

• 4 three course dinners (D)

• Limerick View St. Mary’s Cathedral and King John’s Castle.

UNBEATABLE FEATURES

• Galway View Galway Cathedral and Eyre Square. • Dublin With your Local Guide, see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park, the glorious Georgian Squares, and Trinity College on your panoramic sightseeing tour. • Chester View the Tudor architecture and the timbered buildings known as the ‘Rows’. • Grasmere Visit the village of Grasmere, and view the grave of Wordsworth. • Gretna Green Visit Gretna Green, popular with eloping couples since 1754. • Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and the new Parliament Building as well as views of the castle. • Jedburgh View the abbey ruins. • Hadrian’s Wall View the remains of the Roman wall.

• First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist 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. • Ferry across the Irish Sea from Wales to Ireland and return. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • The services of a Local Host in London. • London airport transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 87. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

* DAY 1 DEPART CANADA

D

Overnight flight to London. DAY 2 ARRIVE LONDON (2 NIGHTS) Welcome to London! After checking in to your hotel the rest of your day is free to explore this magical city. Hotel: Jurys Inn Islington (F) DAY 3 LONDON FREE TIME Today you are completely free to take in the sights of your choice such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Perhaps visit Harrods or one of the many incredible museums the city has to offer. (FB) Hotel: Copthorne Cardiff (F) DAY 4 LONDON – STONEHENGE – BATH – CARDIFF This morning, meet your Travel Director and traveling companions as you set off on your vacation. View the mysterious ancient stone circle at Stonehenge. See elegant Georgian architecture in the spa town of Bath. Cross the vast Severn Estuary to Cardiff, capital of Wales, where you dine tonight. (FB D) Hotel: Copthorne Cardiff (F) DAY 5 CARDIFF – PEMBROKE – WATERFORD Admire Cardiff Castle then journey through beautiful countryside via Carmarthen. View Pembroke Castle which is the birthplace of Henry Vll, founder of the Tudor Dynasty. Board your ferry from Pembroke to Rosslare, Ireland. Journey west to Waterford and dine tonight at your hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Treacys Hotel (F) DAY 6 WATERFORD – BLARNEY – TRALEE Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom. Continue along the splendid southern coast through the picturesque fishing port of Youghal. Explore Blarney Castle – kiss the stone and acquire the ‘gift of the gab’! Cross over the Cork and the Kerry Mountains, then travel via Killarney to your hotel in Tralee. (FB D) Hotel: Manor West (F) DAY 7 TRALEE – DINGLE PENINSULA – LIMERICK This morning, enjoy a scenic drive along the Dingle Peninsula. See the unspoilt and colorful villages and fishing harbors of Europe’s most westerly point. Travel north to County Limerick

SCOTLAND North Atlantic Ocean NORTHERN IRELAND

Gretna Green

TRALEE Dingle Peninsula excursion

1

Blarney

Land Only

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Sun 14 Apr

2165

Sat 6 Apr

Sun 21 Apr

2165

Sat 13 Apr

Sun 28 Apr

2165

Sat 20 Apr

Sun 5 May

2165

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Sun 12 May

2175

Sat 4 May

Sun 19 May

2175

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Sun 26 May

2175

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2175

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2175

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2175

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2175

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2175

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2175

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2175

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2175

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2175

BELGIUM

Thu 25 Jul

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2175

on your own or join your Travel Director on an optional excursion to the Royal Yacht Britannia in nearby Leith. Tonight, why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes? (FB) DAY 13 DUNFERMLINE – YORK – LEEDS This morning, travel south through the Scottish Borderlands and stop to view the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey. Enjoy the views across the Cheviot Hills at Carter Bar and continue into Northumberland National Park where you view Hadrian’s Wall at Heddon. Cross the River Tyne at Newcastle and stop at York for an orientation tour including the Gothic Minster and the narrow cobbled street known as the Shambles. Then continue to your hotel in Leeds. (FB) Hotel: Bewleys Hotel (F) DAY 14 LEEDS – STRATFORD-UPON-AVON – WARWICK This morning, visit Stratford-upon-Avon where you have time to see the sights and shop for souvenirs and see Anne Hathaways’ Cottage. In your free time, why not visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Visitor’s Center for an in-depth look at the great man’s life. Dine tonight at your hotel in the historic city of Warwick. (FB D) Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Warwick (F) DAY 15 WARWICK – OXFORD – LONDON See Warwick Castle, dating back over 1100 years, and enjoy a scenic drive through the Cotswolds to the little churchyard at Bladon, where Sir Winston Churchill is buried. See the sights of Oxford, the oldest university city in England, before continuing to London. (FB) Hotel: Jurys Inn Islington (F) DAY 16 LONDON – CANADA D Say farewell to your fellow travelers after breakfast as your memorable vacation ends. (FB)

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2175

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2175

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2175

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2175

Sat 10 Aug

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2175

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2175

2 Anglesey

Dublin Bay Ferry

Adare Killarney

Ends Canada

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1

Rosslare

Youghal

Pembroke

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End

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ENGLAND

WARWICK

1

Stratford-upon-Avon CARDIFF Bladon Oxford 1 Bath Stonehenge

Sightseeing stops

1

1

Chester

Ferry

Celtic Sea

York

LIVERPOOL

Irish Sea

WALES

Overnight stays

North Sea

Grasmere

DUBLIN

1

LIMERICK

Reference: BIEX

Jedburgh Hadrian’s Wall

Lake District

IRELAND Galway

16 Days from C$2165

2

EDINBURGH

2 1 LONDON

PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 4 through Adare, the prettiest village in Ireland. Arrive in Limerick where you view St. Mary’s Cathedral and King John’s Castle. (FB) Hotel: Jurys Inn Limerick (F) DAY 8 LIMERICK – GALWAY – DUBLIN (2 NIGHTS) This morning there is time to visit Bunratty Castle and folk park, where 19th century life is vividly recreated. Drive through beautiful County Clare to view Galway Bay. Stop in Galway then head across lush countryside to Dublin, Ireland’s capital. (FB) Hotel: Jurys Inn Parnell St (MF) DAY 9 DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour of Dublin, with views of Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and historic Phoenix Park. Spend the rest of your day as you choose. For your last night in Ireland, why not join your traveling companions for an Irish cabaret. (FB) DAY 10 DUBLIN – CHESTER – LIVERPOOL Cross the Irish Sea, with magnificent views of Dublin Bay, and arrive at Holyhead on the Welsh Island of Anglesey. Cameras at the ready as you view the station with one of the longest names in the world, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwlllantysiliogogogoch. Admire breathtaking scenery in Snowdonia National Park on the way to Chester, where you have time to walk along the medieval walls and appreciate the famous ‘Chester Rows’. Arrive later in Liverpool, home of the Beatles. (FB) Hotel: Ibis Liverpool (ST) DAY 11 LIVERPOOL – LAKE DISTRICT – DUNFERMLINE (NEAR EDINBURGH) (2 NIGHTS) Stop to view William Wordsworth’s grave in the pretty Lake District village of Grasmere. Continue across the Scottish border and stop at Gretna Green, where eloping couples could marry against their parents’ wishes. Your day ends at your hotel near Edinburgh. (FB) Hotel: Queensferry Hotel/Holiday Inn Express (MF) DAY 12 EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING This morning’s sightseeing tour with your Local Guide includes views of the Georgian New Town, Holyrood Palace, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Spend free time exploring

FIRST CLASS TRAVEL

For a similar trip featuring First Class hotels, Insider Experiences and a host of exciting inclusions, search for Wonders of Britain & Ireland at www.trafalgar.com or order Trafalgar’s First Class Europe & Britain 2013 brochure at www.Trafalgar.com

Starts Canada

Sat 17 Aug

Sun 1 Sep

Thu 22 Aug

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2175 2175

Sat 24 Aug

Sun 8 Sep

2175

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2175

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2199

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2199

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2199

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Fri 27 Sep

2199

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2199

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2175

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2175

Thu 26 Sep

Fri 11 Oct

2175

Sat 28 Sep

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2165

Sat 5 Oct

Sun 20 Oct

2165

Sat 12 Oct

Sun 27 Oct

2165

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$220 p.p. C$165 p.p. C$110 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

C$110 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$210

Single Room Supplement

C$700

Triple Room Reduction

C$20

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. Unused London Accommodation: Prices are per person per night

C$121

Edinburgh Tattoo 2 – 24 August 2013: Tickets may be obtained through your Travel Agent for this event subject to availability and at an additional charge.

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 14-15.

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Caernarfon Castle, Wales

Britain and Ireland Explorer 23 Days from C$3150 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS • Stratford-upon-Avon Visit the town of Shakespeare’s Birth. • York View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles. • Hadrian’s Wall View the remains of the Roman wall.

GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND : REGIONALS

• Jedburgh View the Jedburgh Abbey ruins.

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• Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the castle. • St. Andrews View the 18th hole on the Old Course. • Loch Ness View the most famous loch of them all.

• Cliffs of Moher View the stunning views of the cliffs and visit the Atlantic Edge exhibition in the Visitor Center. • Adare Visit the prettiest village in Ireland. • Limerick View St. Mary’s Cathedral & King John’s Castle. • Dingle Peninsula Enjoy the beautiful countryside along the Dingle peninsula. • Blarney Kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle. • Waterford Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom. • Cardiff See the Millennium Stadium and view Cardiff Castle. • The Welsh Valleys Visit the Welsh Valleys and the National Coal Museum. • Bath Visit the Georgian spa town.

• Culloden Visit the famous battlefield.

• Stonehenge View the ancient stone circle.

• Inverness Visit the capital of the Scottish Highlands.

INCLUDED DINING

• Glencoe See Glencoe, also known as the Glen of the Weeping.

• 21 full breakfasts (FB) • 8 three course dinners (D)

• Glasgow View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour.

UNBEATABLE FEATURES

• Gretna Green Visit this town, popular with eloping couples since 1754. • Chester View the timbered buildings known as the ‘Rows’. • Liverpool Visit the home of the Beatles. • North Wales View Caernarvon Castle. • Dublin Sightseeing with a Local Guide. See St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park, the glorious Georgian Squares, and Trinity College. • Boyle View the Cistercian Abbey. • County Donegal Visit this picturesque area. • Galway View Galway Cathedral and Eyre Square.

• First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist 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. • Return ferry across the Irish Sea from Wales to Ireland. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

* DAY 1 DEPART CANADA

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Overnight flight to London. DAY 2 ARRIVE LONDON (2 NIGHTS) After checking in to your hotel the rest of your day is free to explore this magical city. (D) Hotel: Jurys Inn Islington (F) DAY 3 LONDON FREE TIME Enjoy a free day to see the many incredible sights the city has to offer. (FB) DAY 4 LONDON – STRATFORD – LEEDS Your vacation starts with a visit of Stratford-uponAvon, where you have time to see the sights and shop for souvenirs. In your free time, why not visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Visitor’s Center for an in-depth look at the great man’s life. Later arrive at your hotel in Leeds where you dine tonight. (D) Hotel: Bewleys Hotel (F) DAY 5 LEEDS – YORK – NEAR EDINBURGH (AIRTH) (2 NIGHTS) See the sights of York, including the Minster and picturesque ‘Shambles’. Head north, stopping to view Hadrian’s Wall and the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey, to your hotel in Airth. (FB) Hotel: Airth Castle (F) DAY 6 EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME This morning’s sightseeing tour with your Local Guide includes views of the Georgian New Town, Holyrood Palace, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Tonight, why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes? (FB) DAY 7 EDINBURGH – SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS (2 NIGHTS) Crossing into the ancient Kingdom of Fife, we head for the coastal town of St. Andrews, the home of golf. Later, we stop in the town of Pitlochry before heading to your Highland hotel for a two night stay. (FB D) Hotel: Aviemore Inn (F)/Academy (F) DAY 8 SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS EXCURSION Today is dedicated to the beauty of the Scottish Highlands. Visit Loch Ness, and keep a look out for the famous monster. Visit Inverness –

23 Days from C$3150 Reference: BIXP Starts Canada

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PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 5 the capital of the Highlands. Later visit the battlefield of Culloden where Bonnie Prince Charlie fought the English. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB D) DAY 9 SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS – GLASGOW Drive in the shadow of Ben Nevis to Fort William then follow the shores of Loch Linnhe to Glencoe – the Glen of the Weeping. Travel along the ‘banks and braes of Loch Lomond’ before continuing your journey to Glasgow. View Glasgow Cathedral and George square during your orientation tour. (FB) Hotel: Campanile Glasgow (MF) DAY 10 GLASGOW – GRETNA GREEN – HAYDOCK (NEAR LIVERPOOL) (2 NIGHTS) Visit Gretna Green, where eloping lovers famously went to marry. Continue south through breath-taking scenery in the English Lake District to Lancashire. (FB D) Hotel: Holiday Inn Haydock (F) DAY 11 CHESTER – NORTH WALES AND LIVERPOOL EXCURSION See some of the most spectacular views in Wales as you travel the Horseshoe Pass to visit the town of Llangollen, home of the Music Eisteddfod. On arrival in Chester, view the medieval city walls and the half-timbered buildings known as the ‘Rows’. This afternoon, enjoy exploring the lively city of Liverpool. (FB) DAY 12 HAYDOCK (NEAR LIVERPOOL) – DUBLIN (2 NIGHTS) See the pretty Welsh coast as you drive via Colwyn Bay and Caernarvon, for views of the castle, before boarding your ferry for Ireland. Arrive later in the Irish capital, Dublin. (FB) Hotel: Jurys Inn Parnell St (MF) DAY 13 DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING Your Local Guide shows you the sights of this historic city, with views of Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Phoenix Park. This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore the city. (FB) DAY 14 DUBLIN – BOYLE – KNOCK – SLIGO (2 NIGHTS) View the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey at Boyle, dating back to the 12th century. Visit the pilgrimage town of Knock in County Mayo and drive through lush countryside to Sligo and your hotel where you dine tonight. (FB D) Hotel: Sligo Southern (F)

DAY 15 COUNTY DONEGAL EXCURSION Travel through the beautiful County Donegal. See the harbor town of Mullaghmore before heading to the town of Donegal where you view the 15th century castle. Visit the Belleek Pottery center before stopping at Drumcliffe to view the grave of renowned Irish author, W.B. Yeats. (FB) DAY 16 SLIGO – CONNEMARA – GALWAY – LIMERICK (2 NIGHTS) This morning, travel the beautiful region of Connemara to Galway on the banks of the Corrib River. View the Cathedral and stroll around Eyre Square before continuing on to Limerick. Here your orientation tour includes views of St. Mary’s Cathedral and King John’s Castle. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Jurys Inn Limerick (F) DAY 17 CLIFFS OF MOHER EXCURSION This morning drive to the western coast and the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. Bring the history of the cliffs to life with a visit to the ‘Atlantic Edge’ exhibition. Return to Limerick for free time exploring on your own or perhaps join your Travel Director for an optional excursion to Bunratty Folk Park. (FB)

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C$320 p.p. C$240 p.p. C$160 p.p.

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C$160 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$310

Single Room Supplement

C$970

Triple Room Reduction

C$40

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. Unused London Accommodation: Prices are per person per night

C$121

Edinburgh Tattoo 2 – 24 August 2013: Tickets may be obtained through your Travel Agent for this event subject to availability and at an additional charge.

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 14-15.

DAY 18 LIMERICK – DINGLE PENINSULA – TRALEE This morning, enjoy a scenic drive along the Dingle Peninsula. See the unspoilt and colorful villages and fishing harbors of Europe’s most westerly point. Later, arrive in the town of Tralee, famed for its annual ‘Rose of Tralee’ festival and beauty pageant. (FB D) Hotel: Manor West (F)

DAY 21 CARDIFF SIGHTSEEING AND SOUTH WALES EXCURSION See the sights of Cardiff this morning before leaving the city and traveling through the heartland of South Wales to visit the National Coal Museum for an insight into what life was like for the miners in days gone by. Return to the Welsh capital through the picturesque Brecon Beacons National Park. (FB D)

DAY 19 TRALEE – WATERFORD Explore Blarney Castle, where you can kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the ‘gift of the gab’! Continue through Cork and along the coast to Waterford, famous for its crystal-ware. Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom (when open). (FB) Hotel: Treacys Hotel (F)

DAY 22 CARDIFF – BATH – STONEHENGE – LONDON Cross the Severn Estuary to Georgian Bath. Admire the Georgian architecture and enjoy free time to shop or visit the Roman Baths. View mysterious Stonehenge en route to London. (FB) Hotel: Jurys Inn Islington (F)

DAY 20 WATERFORD – CARDIFF (2 NIGHTS) Travel from Waterford to Rosslare where you board a ferry to Wales. Arrive in Fishguard and drive on to Cardiff, where you stay for the next two nights. (FB) Hotel: Copthorne Cardiff (F)

DAY 23 LONDON – CANADA D Today bid farewell to London and your fellow travelers after breakfast as your memorable vacation comes to an end. (FB)

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Berlin Cathedral

Highlights of Germany 13 Days from C$1699

CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE : REGIONALS

MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

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• Frankfurt Orientation tour of this impressive city.

INCLUDED DINING

• Rhine Cruise Enjoy a scenic cruise through part of the romantic Rhine Valley.

• 5 three-course dinners (D)

• 11 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Cologne See the Gothic cathedral.

UNBEATABLE FEATURES

• Hamelin Visit the town famous for the folk tale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin.

• First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.

• Hamburg Orientation includes the Inner Alster Lake. • Berlin Sightseeing tour of this re-united city with a Local Guide. • Dresden Orientation includes the Zwinger Palace and Opera House. • Bayreuth See the Wagner Festival Theater. • Nuremberg Orientation includes St. Sebald’s Cathedral. • Rothenburg Orientation of this medieval city. • Munich Orientation includes the Olympic Stadium, Marienplatz and Glockenspiel. • Oberammergau Visit the town made famous by the Passion Play. • Neuschwanstein View the castle. • Bavarian Alps Enjoy views of this spectacular mountain range. • Black Forest Scenic drive through the thickly forested mountains.

• 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. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Frankfurt airport transfers are provided on Day 2 and Day 13. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.


* DAY 1 DEPART CANADA

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Overnight flight to Frankfurt. DAY 2 ARRIVE FRANKFURT Welcome to Frankfurt! After check-in this afternoon, your Travel Director takes you on an orientation tour of the city’s dynamic financial center and medieval Römerplatz before dining in the hotel. (D) Hotel: Mercure Neu Isenburg (F) DAY 3 FRANKFURT – RHINE CRUISE – COLOGNE Cruise along the River Rhine from St. Goar, site of the famous Lorelei Rock. The scenery is spectacular! Your day ends in Cologne, Germany’s fourth largest city, where you see the impressive Gothic cathedral. (BB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Cologne (ST) DAY 4 COLOGNE – HAMELIN – HAMBURG Drive through Lower Saxony and stop in Hamelin en-route to Hamburg. Hamelin is a picturesque town depicted in the Brothers Grimm fairytale and has also been immortalised in poems by Goethe and Robert Browning. Later in Hamburg, see the main sights including the inner Alster Lake during an orientation tour with your Travel Director. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Mercure Hamburg Arena (ST) DAY 5 HAMBURG – BERLIN (2 NIGHTS) Follow the valley of the River Elbe from

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• Heidelberg Visit the oldest and best-known University town in Germany.

Black Forest,Germany

13 Days from C$1699 Reference: GHIG Start Canada

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PACE: Lively • Countries visited: 1 Hamburg, accross the former “Iron Curtain” to the historic city of Berlin, your home for the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Grand City Hotel Globus (MF) DAY 6 BERLIN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Marvel at the landmarks of the old East and West sections of Berlin during your sightseeing tour with your Local Guide, including The Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard, the German State Opera House, Reichstag Building, Tiergarten and the shopping and entertainment district of Kurfürstendamm. Spend the rest of your day exploring on your own and shopping for souvenirs! (BB) DAY 7 BERLIN – DRESDEN A short drive south brings you to Dresden - known as ‘Florence on the Elbe’. See the highlights of this astonishing Renaissance city including the Opera House and Zwinger Palace. (BB D) Hotel: Ramada Hotel Dresden (ST) DAY 8 DRESDEN – BAYREUTH – NUREMBERG In Bayreuth, admire the Wagner Festival Theater before arriving in Nuremberg, where you see mighty ramparts, a bustling market place and St. Sebald’s Cathedral on your orientation tour of the city. (BB) Hotel: Intercity Hotel Nuremberg (ST) DAY 9 NUREMBERG – ROTHENBURG – MUNICH (2 NIGHTS) Your Travel Director takes you on a wonderful orientation walk of Rothenburg, perhaps the most well-preserved medieval town in Germany. Sights include half-timbered houses and the old town hall. Shop for wooden Christmas ornaments, then follow part of the Romantic Road through picturesque villages and pristine countryside to Munich, the lively capital of Bavaria. Enjoy an included dinner at your hotel this evening. (BB D) Hotel: Holiday Inn Munich South (F) DAY 10 MUNICH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME See the city’s landmarks on your orientation tour including the Olympic Stadium, Ludwigstrasse

and Marienplatz, famous for its Glockenspiel Carillon. Take an optional excursion to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site in the afternoon or spend the rest of the day exploring on your own. You could visit Munich’s fine museums or enjoy a walk in some of the beautiful city gardens. This evening, consider a visit to the Hofbräuhaus, the world’s most famous beer hall! (BB) DAY 11 MUNICH – OBERAMMERGAU – NEUSCHWANSTEIN – BLACK FOREST Head south to the quaint village of Oberammergau, where the famous Passion Play is performed once every decade. Stop to marvel at King Ludwig’s fairytale 19th century castle of Neuschwanstein. After time for lunch, admire the scenery as you drive along the Bavarian prealpine range and into the hills and lakes of the Black Forest, famous for cuckoo clocks. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Hofgut Sternen (F) DAY 12 BLACK FOREST – HEIDELBERG – FRANKFURT A scenic drive brings you to the famous university town of Heidelberg built alongside the picturesque River Neckar. See Heidelberg Castle, one of the most important Renaissance structures north of the alps as well as the Baroque style Old Town. Enjoy some free time for souvenir shopping before continuing on to Frankfurt. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Neu Isenburg (F) DAY 13 FRANKFURT – CANADA D This morning, say ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to your Travel Director and traveling companions as your memorable German vacation comes to an end. Transfers to Frankfurt Airport are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Tue 30 Apr

1699

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Tue 7 May

1725

Thu 2 May

Tue 14 May

1725

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Tue 21 May

1725

Thu 16 May

Tue 28 May

1725

Thu 23 May

Tue 4 Jun

1725

Thu 30 May

Tue 11 Jun

1725

Thu 6 Jun

Tue 18 Jun

1725

Thu 13 Jun

Tue 25 Jun

1725

Thu 20 Jun

Tue 2 Jul

1725

Thu 27 Jun

Tue 9 Jul

1699

Thu 4 Jul

Tue 16 Jul

1699

Thu 11 Jul

Tue 23 Jul

1699

Thu 18 Jul

Tue 30 Jul

1699

Thu 25 Jul

Tue 6 Aug

1699

Thu 1 Aug

Tue 13 Aug

1699

Thu 8 Aug

Tue 20 Aug

1699

Thu 15 Aug

Tue 27 Aug

1699

Thu 22 Aug

Tue 3 Sep

1699

Thu 29 Aug

Tue 10 Sep

1750

Thu 5 Sep

Tue 17 Sep

1750

Thu 12 Sep

Tue 24 Sep

1750

Thu 19 Sep

Tue 1 Oct

1750

Thu 26 Sep

Tue 8 Oct

1750

Thu 3 Oct

Tue 15 Oct

1699

Thu 10 Oct

Tue 22 Oct

1699

Thu 17 Oct

Tue 29 Oct

1699

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C$175 p.p. C$131 p.p. C$88 p.p. C$88 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$170

Single Room Supplement

C$400

Triple Room Reduction

C$10

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. 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 pages 14-15. Marienplatz, Munich

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Parliament, Budapest

Imperial Highlights 11 Days from C$1450 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Munich Orientation includes the Olympic Stadium, Marienplatz and Ludwigstrasse.

• 9 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Nuremberg Orientation includes the old city walls.

CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE : REGIONALS

• Pilsen See this beer-brewing town.

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• Prague Walking tour with a Local Guide includes views of St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square. • Bratislava Visit the capital of Slovakia. • Budapest Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes Fisherman’s Bastion, the Church of St. Matthias and Gellert Hill. • Györ Visit this historical town. • Vienna Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the State Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and the Imperial Boulevards. • Salzburg Visit this charming city, the birthplace of Mozart.

• 4 three-course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist 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. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Munich airport transfers are provided on Day 2 and Day 11. Conditions apply, see departure panel on page opposite.

* DAY 1 DEPART CANADA

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Overnight flight to Munich. DAY 2 ARRIVE MUNICH Welcome to Munich, capital of Bavaria. After check-in, your afternoon begins with an orientation tour of this exciting city! See the Olympic Stadium, Ludwigstrasse and Marienplatz, featuring a Glockenspiel clock. This evening, you might like to soak up the atmosphere with a stein of beer at one of the beerhalls, for which Bavaria is world-renowned! Hotel: Holiday Inn Munich South (F) DAY 3 MUNICH – NUREMBERG – PRAGUE (2 NIGHTS) Travel north to Nuremberg, which for centuries was the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Much of it was rebuilt following wartime destruction and its old-world charm and history is in evidence during your orientation tour. Cross the border into the Czech Republic and pass Pilsen, renowned for its breweries. Arrive later in Prague, a vibrant and fashionable city steeped in history, and one of Europe’s mustsee destinations since the Velvet Revolution in 1989. (BB D) Hotel: Diplomat Prague (F) DAY 4 PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Admire the sights of Prague with your Local Guide who gives a superb account of the

• J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

Salzburg, Austria

11 Days from C$1450 Reference: CCOX Starts Canada

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PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 5 city’s rich history. See St. Vitus Cathedral, which is set inside the 1,000 year old Prague Castle. Your tour continues across the River Vltava in the cobblestoned Old Town Square, where you see the Astronomical Clock. Spend free time afterwards exploring this fascinating city on your own and shopping for beautiful Czech crystal. Later, consider a cruise on the river and view the city from a different perspective. (BB D) DAY 5 PRAGUE – BRATISLAVA – BUDAPEST (2 NIGHTS) Journey through Moravia in the southern Czech Republic into Slovakia. Enjoy an orientation tour of the capital, Bratislava, which shows you the medieval town hall in the quaint Old Town area. Arrive later in Budapest, a romantic city which straddles the River Danube. This evening, you might like to dine on board a cruise boat, while admiring Budapest from the water. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Buda (F) DAY 6 BUDAPEST SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide shows you the sights of the twin cities of Buda and Pest including the Fisherman’s Bastion, Heroes’ Square and the Church of St. Matthias. Admire panoramic views of the city from Gellert Hill, with free time afterwards to explore on your own. Perhaps take a trip to Szentendre or visit the Parliament buildings. (BB) DAY 7 BUDAPEST – GYÖR – VIENNA (2 NIGHTS) Cross the picturesque Transdanubia region dotted with orchards and vineyards. Visit the historical town of Györ, which dates back to Roman times and also has an abundance of medieval and Baroque charm. Later, head north into Austria and arrive in Vienna, a dynamic city with a splendid imperial heritage. (BB) Hotel: Senator Hotel (MF) DAY 8 VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME The Hofburg, State Opera House, Imperial Boulevards, the impressive City Hall – your

Local Guide shows you all these landmarks and more during your sightseeing tour of this elegant city. Later in your free time, explore the pedestrian area around St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the main shopping street, Kärntnerstrassse. You might also like to visit a traditional Viennese café and sample unique pastries! This evening, consider an optional excursion to dine at a heurigen or tavern in a wine village on the outskirts of the city. (BB) DAY 9 VIENNA – SALZBURG Follow the Danube Valley past the impressive monastery at Melk. Continue west to the charming city of Salzburg, famous for its musical heritage, and wander through the Mirabell Gardens, which featured in the film ‘The Sound of Music’. Cross the bridge over the River Salzach and explore the Old Town, including the imposing cathedral square and Getreidegasse, a narrow street where Mozart was born in 1756. (BB D) Hotel: Arena City Hotel (MF) DAY 10 SALZBURG – MUNICH Don’t miss the opportunity to take an optional excursion to the Eagle’s Nest near Berchtesgaden in Germany, with spectacular views across the surrounding valleys. This evening in Munich – your final night – celebrate the end of the trip with your Travel Director and fellow travelers with dinner at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Holiday Inn Munich South (F)

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1450

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1450

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1465

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Sun 12 May

1465

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Sun 19 May

1465

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Sun 26 May

1465

Thu 23 May

Sun 2 Jun

1465

Thu 30 May

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1465

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1465

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1465

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Sun 30 Jun

1465

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1465

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1465

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1465

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Sun 28 Jul

1465

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1465

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1465

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1465

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Sun 1 Sep

1465

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1465

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1499

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Sun 22 Sep

1499

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Sun 29 Sep

1499

Thu 26 Sep

Sun 6 Oct

1499

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Sun 13 Oct

1465

Thu 10 Oct

Sun 20 Oct

1465

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 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

C$150 p.p. C$112 p.p. C$75 p.p. C$75 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$140

Single Room Supplement

C$390

Triple Room Reduction

C$20

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. 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 Munich Airport at 9.30am.

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 pages 14-15.

DAY 11 DEPART MUNICH – CANADA D This morning, say ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to your Travel Director and traveling companions as your memorable European vacation comes to an end. Transfers to Munich Airport are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Frankfurt, Germany

Highlights of Bohemia 16 Days from C$2050 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Frankfurt Orientation tour includes the Old Town.

• 14 buffet breakfasts (BB)

CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE : REGIONALS

• Berlin Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Tiergarten and the German State Opera House.

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

• 5 three-course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist 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. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Frankfurt airport transfers are provided on Day 2 and Day 16. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

* DAY 1 DEPART CANADA

D

Overnight flight to Frankfurt. DAY 2 ARRIVE FRANKFURT Welcome to Frankfurt! After check-in this afternoon, your Travel Director takes you on an orientation tour of the city’s dynamic financial center and medieval Römerplatz before dining in the hotel. (D) Hotel: Mercure Neu Isenburg (F) DAY 3 FRANKFURT – BERLIN (2 NIGHTS) Cross the northern plains of Germany to the capital, Berlin, a city with a rich political and cultural history. (BB) Hotel: Grand City Hotel Berlin East (ST) DAY 4 BERLIN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide brings Berlin’s history to life during your sightseeing tour. View the Reichstag Building, Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard and the German State Opera House. Spend the rest of the day exploring this exuberant city on your own, or perhaps join an optional excursion for a glimpse into Berlin’s secret past. (BB) DAY 5 BERLIN – POZNAN – WARSAW (2 NIGHTS) Head east and cross the border into Poland at Frankfurt-an-der-Oder. Visit the commercial center, Poznan, and view the City Hall, Gothic architecture and other important sights. Arrive later in the capital, Warsaw, where you dine tonight. (BB D) Hotel: Novotel Centrum (F) DAY 6 WARSAW SIGHTSEEING Like Berlin, Warsaw is an energetic and lively city and your Local Guide reveals the city’s diverse history during your sightseeing tour this morning. View St. John’s Cathedral and the Royal Palace in the Old Town, which was rebuilt after the war. See the site of the Warsaw Ghetto. Afterwards you are free to explore and don’t miss the opportunity to take an excursion to Wilanow Palace, the residence of Polish King Sobieski. This evening you might like to discover the city’s vibrant nightlife! (BB)

16 Days from C$2050 Reference: CHNE Starts Canada

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PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 6 DAY 7 WARSAW – CZESTOCHOWA – KRAKOW (2 NIGHTS) Travel south to Czestochowa and view the Paulite Monastery at Jasna Gora. Dating back to the 14th century, this place of pilgrimage is home to a famous icon of the Black Madonna. Arrive this afternoon in Krakow, where you might like to take an excursion to see the famous sculptures in the nearby salt mines. (BB D) Hotel: Ibis Stare Miastro (ST) DAY 8 KRAKOW SIGHTSEEING Admire Krakow’s beautiful sights with your Local Guide this morning, including the city’s medieval walls and buildings, and the castle and cathedral on Wavel Hill. In your free time, soak up the atmosphere in the Old Town or perhaps visit Auschwitz, a chilling reminder of the Holocaust. (BB) DAY 9 KRAKOW – BUDAPEST (2 NIGHTS) Relax and enjoy the splendid scenery as you drive through the foothills of the Tatra Mountains into the Slovak Republic and on to Hungary. Your day ends in Budapest, a bustling city on the romantic River Danube. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Buda (F) DAY 10 BUDAPEST SIGHTSEEING View the city’s sights with your Local Guide including the Fisherman’s Bastion, Heroes’ Square, the Church of St. Matthias and panoramic views of the city from Gellert Hill. Afterwards, explore on your own or maybe take a trip to Szentendre or visit the Parliament buildings. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) DAY 11 BUDAPEST – GYÖR – VIENNA (2 NIGHTS) Journey through the Transdanubia region to Györ. Founded by the Romans, Györ has retained much of its medieval and Baroque charm. Continue across the Austrian border and arrive later in the capital, Vienna. (BB) Hotel: Senator Hotel (F) DAY 12 VIENNA SIGHTSEEING From the Parliament to the Opera, the Hofburg and City Hall, your Local Guide shows you all the sights of this beautiful imperial city. This evening, consider an optional excursion to a wine village on the outskirts of Vienna for dinner. (BB)

DAY 13 VIENNA – BRNO – PRAGUE (2 NIGHTS) Leave Vienna and cross the border into the Czech Republic at the medieval town of Brno. Journey through beautiful Bohemian countryside to the golden city of Prague. (BB D) Hotel: Diplomat Prague (F) DAY 14 PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING Prague spans the River Vltava and ranks as one of the best-preserved cities in Europe. Your Local Guide gives you an insight into the city’s history during your sightseeing tour, which features Prague Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus and the Old Town square. In your free time, perhaps take a cruise on the Vltava River. (BB) DAY 15 PRAGUE – ROTHENBURG – FRANKFURT Travel across the border into Germany, where you arrive at the charming city of Rothenburg. See the sights during your orientation of the city, including medieval streets and fortified walls. There’s time to shop for Christmas ornaments before returning to Frankfurt. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Neu Isenburg (F) DAY 16 FRANKFURT – CANADA D Say goodbye to your Travel Director and traveling companions as your memorable vacation comes to an end. Frankfurt Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Sat 25 May

2050

Fri 17 May

Sat 1 Jun

2050

Fri 24 May

Sat 8 Jun

2050

Fri 31 May

Sat 15 Jun

2050

Fri 7 Jun

Sat 22 Jun

2050

Fri 14 Jun

Sat 29 Jun

2050

Fri 21 Jun

Sat 6 Jul

2050

Fri 28 Jun

Sat 13 Jul

2050

Fri 5 Jul

Sat 20 Jul

2050

Fri 12 Jul

Sat 27 Jul

2050

Fri 19 Jul

Sat 3 Aug

2050

Fri 26 Jul

Sat 10 Aug

2050

Fri 2 Aug

Sat 17 Aug

2050

Fri 9 Aug

Sat 24 Aug

2050

Fri 16 Aug

Sat 31 Aug

2050

Fri 23 Aug

Sat 7 Sep

2050

Fri 30 Aug

Sat 14 Sep

2075

Fri 6 Sep

Sat 21 Sep

2075

Fri 13 Sep

Sat 28 Sep

2075

Fri 20 Sep

Sat 5 Oct

2075

Fri 27 Sep

Sat 12 Oct

2075

Fri 4 Oct

Sat 19 Oct

2050

Fri 11 Oct

Sat 26 Oct

2050

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$208 p.p. C$156 p.p. C$104 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

C$104 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$200

Single Room Supplement

C$610

Triple Room Reduction

C$10

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. 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 pages 14-15. Poznan, Poland

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

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Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg

Cossack Explorer 17 Days from C$2675 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Copenhagen Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the Little Mermaid and Christiansborg Palace.

• 10 buffet breakfasts (BB)

CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE : REGIONALS

• Stockholm Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the City Hall and the Royal Palace.

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

• 3 three-course lunches (L) • 5 Scandinavian buffet breakfasts (SB) • 5 three-course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist 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. • Overnight mini-cruise from Sweden to Finland, all cabins two-berth with private facilities. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your vacation.

* DAY 1 DEPART CANADA

D

Overnight flight to Copenhagen. DAY 2 ARRIVE COPENHAGEN (2 NIGHTS) Welcome to Copenhagen, capital of Denmark. Relax and unwind after check-in, or take a stroll through the city. Later meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers. Hotel: Bella Sky Comwell (F) DAY 3 COPENHAGEN SIGHTSEEING Your Local Guide takes you on a morning sightseeing tour, which includes the Little Mermaid, the Renaissance Stock Exchange, Royal Amalienborg Palace and Christiansborg Palace. Spend the rest of the day exploring the sights of your choice or shopping. (SB) DAY 4 COPENHAGEN – STOCKHOLM Cross the Oresund into Sweden and travel north through lush forests and meadows bordering the shores of Lake Vättern. Continue northwards to Stockholm, Sweden’s beautiful capital surrounded by islands. (SB) Hotel: Park Inn Solna (MF) DAY 5 STOCKHOLM – AT SEA Admire Stockholm’s biggest landmarks this morning with your Local Guide, with views of the Royal Palace and City Hall. Built on a maze of islands accessible by bridges, Stockholm is an interesting city to wander through. Don’t miss the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere before embarking on your mini-cruise to Finland! (SB D)

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Copenhagen and Berlin airport transfers are provided on Day 2 and Day 17. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

Little Mermaid, Copenhagen

17 Days from C$2675 Reference: SCOS Starts Canada

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

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PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 7 DAY 6 AT SEA – HELSINKI Arrive early in Finland’s capital for a sightseeing tour with your Local Guide. View Finlandia Hall, the Senate and market squares, sweeping boulevards and the beautiful domed Russian church. The rest of the day is yours to explore, shop for souvenirs or relax. (SB) Hotel: Radisson Blu Espoo (MF) DAY 7 HELSINKI – ST. PETERSBURG (2 NIGHTS) Follow the Finnish coast past the timber center of Kotka, across the border into Russia and on through the town of Vyborg. Admire the scenery as you traverse the forests of Karelia, arriving later in St. Petersburg for a two-night stay. (SB D) Hotel: Park Inn Pribaltiskaya (F) DAY 8 ST. PETERSBURG SIGHTSEEING The Tsar’s Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Statue of Peter the Great all feature on your guided sightseeing tour. Explore St. Peter and Paul Fortress with your Local Guide and spend the rest of the day as you wish. You might like to visit the Hermitage Museum or the residence of Peter the Great in Petrodvorets. (BB) DAY 9 ST. PETERSBURG – NOVGOROD Cross the vast Russian steppes to the ancient city of Novgorod where you view the Kremlin Fort, Millennium Monument and St. Sophia Cathedral. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Park Inn Veliky Novgorod (F) DAY 10 NOVGOROD – TVER – MOSCOW (2 NIGHTS) Your wonderful journey continues through picturesque villages to the Tver region for an included lunch. Then travel via Klin, the former home of Tchaikovsky, to the Russian capital, Moscow. (BB L) Hotel: Holiday Inn Suschevsky (F) DAY 11 MOSCOW SIGHTSEEING Moscow is a city full of wonderful buildings and monuments! Your Local Guide shows you an array of sights including Red Square, the Kremlin Walls and the domed St. Basil’s Cathedral. In your free time, consider visiting the impressive Treasure Chamber of the Tsars. (BB)

DAY 12 MOSCOW – MINSK Drive past the region of Borodino, site of Napoleon’s great defeat, and stop for lunch near Smolensk. Later, cross the border into Belarus and continue to Minsk. After the Second World War the city was rebuilt in supreme Soviet style which you can see during your orientation tour. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB L D) Hotel: Jubileynaya (ST) DAY 13 MINSK – BREST – WARSAW (2 NIGHTS) Traverse the huge plains of Belarus and stop for lunch at Brest on the Polish frontier. Afterwards, cross the River Vistula and arrive later in Warsaw, Poland’s capital. (BB L) Hotel: Novotel Centrum (F) DAY 14 WARSAW SIGHTSEEING Your Local Guide shows you the site of the Warsaw Ghetto and the landmarks of Warsaw’s Old Town, which was almost entirely destroyed during the Second World War. Later, you might like to soak up the city’s culture and nightlife. (BB) DAY 15 WARSAW – BERLIN (2 NIGHTS) Travel west across the plains of central Poland and over the border into Germany, arriving later in the exciting city of Berlin! (BB D) Hotel: Grand City Hotel Berlin East (ST) DAY 16 BERLIN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME From the Reichstag Building to the Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard and the German State Opera House, your Local Guide shows you all Berlin’s highlights this morning. Spend the rest of the day seeing the sights of your choice, or perhaps join an optional excursion exploring the city’s secret past. (BB)

Ends Canada

Land Only

Fri 19 Apr

Sun 5 May

2675

Fri 26 Apr

Sun 12 May

2675

Fri 3 May

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2675

Fri 10 May

Sun 26 May

2675

Fri 17 May

Sun 2 Jun

2735

Fri 24 May

Sun 9 Jun

2735

Fri 31 May

Sun 16 Jun

2735

Fri 7 Jun

Sun 23 Jun

2735

Fri 14 Jun

Sun 30 Jun

2775

Fri 21 Jun

Sun 7 Jul

2775

Fri 28 Jun

Sun 14 Jul

2775

Fri 5 Jul

Sun 21 Jul

2735

Fri 12 Jul

Sun 28 Jul

2735

Fri 19 Jul

Sun 4 Aug

2735

Fri 26 Jul

Sun 11 Aug

2735

Fri 2 Aug

Sun 18 Aug

2735

Fri 9 Aug

Sun 25 Aug

2675

Fri 16 Aug

Sun 1 Sep

2675

Fri 23 Aug

Sun 8 Sep

2675

Fri 30 Aug

Sun 15 Sep

2699

Fri 6 Sep

Sun 22 Sep

2699

Fri 13 Sep

Sun 29 Sep

2699

Fri 20 Sep

Sun 6 Oct

2699

Fri 27 Sep

Sun 13 Oct

2699

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$278 p.p. C$208 p.p. C$139 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

C$139 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$270

Single Room Supplement 17 May - 7 Jun & 5 Jul - 2 Aug 2013 14 Jun - 28 Jun 2013 All other departures

C$710 C$750 C$650

Triple Room Reduction

C$230

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 2 from Copenhagen Airport will operate at 9.00am, 12.00pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Berlin Brandenburg Airport at 8.00am and 10.00am.

Kremlin, Moscow

DAY 17 BERLIN – CANADA D Say goodbye to your Travel Director and traveling companions at the end of your memorable vacation. Transfers are available to Berlin Brandenburg Airport. Conditions apply. (BB) IMPORTANT NOTE: Please check with your Travel Agent about visa requirements for this trip. It is necessary to obtain a Russian Visa. A visa for Belarus is also required.

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Santorini

Greek Island Explorer

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN : REGIONALS

11 Days from C$1650

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MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Athens Sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes a visit to the magnificent Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus. View Hadrian’s Arch.

• 9 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• 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.

• 2 three-course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • High-speed ferries from Piraeus to Mykonos, Mykonos to Santorini and Santorini to Piraeus, subject to availability and weather conditions. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Athens airport transfers are provided on Day 2 and Day 11. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

EXCITING FAMILY ITINERARY REF: FGIH - Greek Island Hopper For an exciting family version of this itinerary with fun family activities & inclusions please see our 2013 Family Experiences brochure or www.trafalgar.com.

2013

EURO PE, NORT H AMER ICA & SOUT H AMER ICA

* DAY 1 DEPART CANADA

D

Overnight flight to Athens. DAY 2 ARRIVE ATHENS (2 NIGHTS) Welcome to Athens! You are met on arrival and taken to your hotel. After check-in spend the rest of the day relaxing or exploring the city. Later, join your Trafalgar Local Host and fellow travelers for a Welcome Meeting. Hotel: Zafolia Hotel (MF) DAY 3 ATHENS SIGHTSEEING Your Local Guide takes you on a morning sightseeing tour of Athens starting with a visit to the ancient Acropolis and the Parthenon, which is considered to be the most important building to survive from Classical Greece. Afterwards, view the Panathinaiko Olympic stadium, the Evzone guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and a host of other famous sites including the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. Spend the rest of the day as you choose. This evening, savor local Greek specialties at one of the city’s excellent restaurants. (BB) DAY 4 ATHENS – MYKONOS (3 NIGHTS) Transfer to Piraeus and board the Aegean ferry. Your first stop is Mykonos, popular with the rich and famous. Transfer to your hotel where you will be given an orientation tour and useful information. Spend the rest of Parthenon, Athens

11 Days from C$1650 Reference: CGIH Starts Canada

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

End

PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 1 the day exploring this magical island. Houses, shops, churches, restaurants and windmills are immaculately whitewashed, with splashes of sky blue and jade green bringing color to door frames and window shutters, many of which are overhung with dazzling pink and purple blossoms. Dinner is included tonight. Afterwards you might like to experience the island’s vibrant nightlife. (BB D) Hotel: Kamari/Venoulas Garden Hotel (ST) DAY 5 TO DAY 6 MYKONOS – FREE TIME You have two days to experience the delights of Mykonos. Around 9,000 people inhabit this rugged mass of granite. One of the most cosmopolitan islands in Greece, Mykonos is known for its beaches and diverse nightlife but manages to retain a strong indigenous identity despite its popularity. If you want to see the quieter side of the island, explore narrow winding alleys full of tempting boutiques in the labyrinthine old town. Wander round Little Venice on the east side of the harbor or consider a sightseeing excursion to the nearby sacred island of Delos, a charming island and the birthplace of Artemis and Apollo. Visit the Archaeological Museum or Aegean Maritime Museum displaying ancient and nautical artifacts relating to the island’s seafaring heritage. Enjoy cocktails at a waterfront restaurant and don’t miss the opportunity to take a refreshing swim in the sparkling sea. (BB/BB) DAY 7 MYKONOS – SANTORINI (3 NIGHTS) Your vacation continues with a ferry ride south across the Aegean to the beautiful island of Santorini, your home for the next three nights. You are met at the port and transferred to your hotel where you will be given an orientation tour and useful information. After check-in, explore Santorini, also known as Thera, which is comprised of a small circular archipelago of volcanic islands and is all that remains after one of the world’s largest volcanic eruptions. This created a caldera whose multi-colored walls are spectacular and it’s the islands physical beauty that, along with a dynamic nightlife, makes it one of Europe’s most desirable destinations. This evening join your fellow travelers for an included dinner. (BB D) Hotel: Astir Thira/Aegean Plaza Hotel (ST)

DAY 8 TO 9 SANTORINI – FREE TIME There are plenty of things to do in Santorini and you have two full days to enjoy this picturesque island. Relax in cliff-top restaurants and laze on sun-soaked beaches. Consider a cruise to explore the volcano and swim in the hot springs. Visit the island’s museums or take a tour of a traditional winery and sample the grape variety unique to Santorini. And don’t miss the sunsets for which the island is justifiably famous. They are spectacular from anywhere on the caldera but particularly from Oia on the northern tip of the island, which offers an uninterrupted view of the sun as it sinks below the horizon. Santorini has an abundance of dining establishments to suit all tastes where you can dine on a full range of international cuisine including Greek specialties. (BB/BB) DAY 10 SANTORINI – ATHENS Today take the high-speed ferry back to Athens for the final night of your trip. On arrival at the port of Piraeus, you are transferred to your Athens hotel. There is time this afternoon for you to do some last minute sightseeing, shop for souvenirs or simply relax and reflect on your amazing journey. This evening you might like to join your traveling companions for a celebration dinner – there are plenty of restaurants, tavernas and open air cafés in the colorful Plaka area with street musicians playing traditional Greek music. (BB) Hotel: Zafolia Hotel (MF) DAY 11 ATHENS – CANADA D This morning, after breakfast, it is time to bid farewell to Greece and your new found friends at the end of your wonderful Greek Island vacation. Transfers are available to the airport for your return flight home. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Young Traveler Discount

C$180

Single Room Supplement 30 Jun - 29 Aug 2013 All other departures

C$780 C$670

Triple Room Reduction 31 May - 28 Sep 2013 All other departures

C$120 C$60

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions on the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious holidays or any other unforeseen circumstances. Airport transfers: Free transfers will be provided for all guests who have advised Trafalgar in advance of their flight information.

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 14-15.

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Place de la Concorde, Paris

Glimpse of Europe 8 Days from C$1225 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Amsterdam Orientation includes the Mint Tower and Dam Square.

• 6 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Rhine Valley Cruise the Romantic Rhine. • Heidelberg Enjoy views of the castle from the old town. • Black Forest See this picturesque region. • Schaffhausen View the mighty Rhine Falls. • Lucerne Orientation including a visit to the Lion Monument.

EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES

• Paris View the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame and Eiffel Tower on your sightseeing tour with your Local Guide.

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• 2 three-course dinners (D) • 1 BBQ dinner in Lucerne (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist 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.

* DAY 1 DEPART CANADA

D

Overnight flight to Amsterdam. DAY 2 ARRIVE AMSTERDAM Greetings from your Travel Director and a warm welcome to Amsterdam, one of Europe’s friendliest cities. This afternoon enjoy an orientation of the city which is built on a network of narrow canals. See the Mint Tower beside the floating flower market and Dam Square at the center of the city. Perhaps take the opportunity to explore the city further on a canal cruise in a glass-covered boat to enjoy views of the historic gabled houses. Hotel: Ibis Amsterdam Airport (ST) DAY 3 AMSTERDAM – RHINE CRUISE – RHINELAND This morning, after breakfast, travel eastwards through the Dutch countryside passing by Utrecht, both a provincial capital and the largest university city of The Netherlands, and Arnhem, renowned for the battle fought here during the Second World War which was recounted in the film ‘A Bridge Too Far’. Then cross into Germany

• Amsterdam Schiphol Airport transfers on Day 2 are available. On Day 8 a Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport transfer is available. Conditions apply. Please see panel opposite for details. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

Amsterdam

8 Days from C$1225 Reference: EGOEA Starts Canada

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

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1235

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Sun 28 Apr

1235

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1235

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1235

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1235

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Sun 26 May

1235

Sun 26 May

Sun 2 Jun

1235

Sun 2 Jun

Sun 9 Jun

1235

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Sun 16 Jun

1235

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Sun 23 Jun

1235

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Sun 30 Jun

1235

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Sun 7 Jul

1235

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Sun 14 Jul

1235

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Sun 21 Jul

1235

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Sun 28 Jul

1225

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Sun 4 Aug

1225

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1225

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1225

there is plenty of opportunity for shopping, whether it be Swiss watches, jewelry or the wide range of deliciously flavored chocolate. (BB D)

Sun 18 Aug

Sun 25 Aug

1235

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1235

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1265

DAY 6 LUCERNE – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) Today head north and cross the Rhine River for the final time in the city of Basel as you leave Switzerland and enter France. Pass by Belfort and the remains of the Maginot Line, a vast fortification built after the First World War, which ended in 1918, to protect the French - German border. Then cross through part of the renowned wine producing Burgundy region with views of the extensive vineyards. Continue past the rolling fertile farmland of the Auxerre region before the approach to the capital city of Paris. Gradually the excitement mounts as you begin to enter the outskirts of this splendid city. Tonight perhaps take the opportunity to get to know Paris on a stunning illuminations tour? (BB) Hotel: Courtyard Paris Arcueil (F)

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Sun 15 Sep

1265

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1265

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Sun 29 Sep

1265

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Sun 6 Oct

1265

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1235

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1235

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PACE: Lively • Countries visited: 4 and travel via Bonn, the former capital of West Germany when the country was divided, to the picturesque Rhine Valley. Here you embark on a cruise at Boppard which glides past medieval castles and steeply terraced vineyards which produce the well known high quality Rhine wines. You disembark at St. Goar and then have views of the notorious Lorelei Rock and learn about the legends associated with this stretch of the river. Finally continue southwards to your hotel where you dine tonight. (BB D) Hotel: Ramada Neustadt (MF) DAY 4 RHINELAND – HEIDELBERG – BLACK FOREST – RHINE FALLS – LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS) Travel this morning to Heidelberg, the oldest university city in Germany. Learn about the riotous life of past students and enjoy views of the sandstone castle from the charming Old Town. Continue south, through the Black Forest region which is bordered by the Rhine Valley to the west and south. This beautiful area is renowned for wood carving, the creation of the original cuckoo clock, and specialty cuisine which includes delicacies such as smoked ham and Black Forest Cake. Cross the border into Switzerland before stopping to admire the impressive Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen. Travel to central Switzerland and enter the scenic region of Lake Lucerne, your home for the next two nights. Later this evening, perhaps enjoy the fun and yodelling at a Swiss Folklore Show after enjoying dinner at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Himmelrich (F) DAY 5 LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME This morning your orientation tour around this medieval city highlights the poignant Lion Monument, built in memory of Louis XVI’s courageous Swiss Guards who tried to defend the Palace of the Tuileries in Paris during the French Revolution, the wooden Chapel Bridge across the River Reuss and the onion domed Jesuit Church. Later, perhaps enjoy an exhilarating excursion to the top of one of the surrounding mountains or explore the squares and towers of the quaint old city? Alternatively,

DAY 7 PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME This morning, your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide introduces you to this exquisitely planned city with views of the Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral on the City island on the River Seine. Later there is time to maybe visit the vast Louvre Museum and this evening, why not sample Paris nightlife at a cabaret show? (BB)

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 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

C$127 p.p. C$95 p.p. C$63 p.p. C$63 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$120

Single Room Supplement

C$250

Triple Room Reduction

C$20

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 2 from Amsterdam Schiphol 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 day will arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport at 8.00am 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 pages 14-15.

DAY 8 PARIS – CANADA D This morning, say ‘au revoir’ to Paris and bid farewell to your Travel Director and new-found friends. Transfers are available to Charles de Gaulle Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Duomo, Florence

London to Rome Highlights 11 Days from C$1735 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Dover See the White Cliffs.

• 9 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Paris Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.

• 3 three-course dinners (D)

• Lucerne Orientation includes views of the Chapel Bridge and a visit to the Lion Monument.

EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES

• Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop.

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UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist 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.

• Florence See Piazza St.Croce.

• Ferry from Dover to Calais.

• Rome Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the Forum and Colosseum, and a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica.

• The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host in London.

* DAY 1 DEPART CANADA

D

Overnight flight to London. DAY 2 ARRIVE LONDON (2 NIGHTS) Relax after check-in or head out to explore this lively city. Hotel: Hilton Olympia (F) DAY 3 LONDON FREE TIME Today, explore the city at your own pace. See the sights, visit the museums, picnic in the parks or shop on the high streets – the list is endless and the choice is yours! (BB) DAY 4 LONDON – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) A very warm welcome from your Travel Director! See the White Cliffs of Dover as you cross by ferry to Calais in France. Travel past the Somme battlefields in northern France to the glittering capital Paris, your home for the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Paris La Defense 5 (F) DAY 5 PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide takes you on a morning guided sightseeing tour, which includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Spend the afternoon as you wish. Consider a cruise along the Seine in a glass-topped boat. You might like to round off your Parisian adventure with a spectacular cabaret show! (BB)

• A London airport shuttle service is available. Conditions apply. Please see page 87 for details. • Rome Fiumicino airport transfers are provided on Day 11. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions. Lucerne

11 Days from C$1735 Reference: ETRVA

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

End

PACE: Lively • Countries visited: 5 DAY 6 PARIS – LUCERNE Today, drive through the Burgundy region where vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see. Pass the fortified town of Belfort to lakeside Lucerne with views of the 14th century Chapel Bridge and a visit to the Lion Monument during your orientation tour. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Weinhof (SF) DAY 7 LUCERNE – VENICE Traverse the Alps into Italy via the scenic St. Gotthard route and catch a glimpse of Lake Como. Skirt the sprawling commercial capital, Milan, arriving later in the region of Venice, a historically wealthy city built across 117 islands in a marshy lagoon. (BB D) Hotel: Il Burchiello (Oriago) (F) DAY 8 VENICE – FLORENCE Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square and see the sumptuous Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialties at a glassblowing workshop. Afterwards, you might like to take an optional excursion to Burano Island for a delightful seafood lunch. Cross the Apennine Mountains, arriving later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. (BB D) Hotel: West Florence (F)

Eiffel Tower Paris

DAY 9 FLORENCE – ROME (2 NIGHTS) See the sights during your orientation tour of Florence, which includes a stroll to Santa Croce Square. Don’t miss the opportunity to shop for high quality leather and gold before departing for Rome. (BB) Hotel: Melia Roma Aurelia Antica (F) DAY 10 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide takes you on a guided visit of St. Peter’s Basilica, believed to enclose the tomb of St. Peter. Your fascinating guided sightseeing tour continues across the River Tiber in ancient Rome with views of the Forum and Colosseum. Spend free time afterwards exploring on your own. Shop in smart boutiques on the Via Condotti, throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain or simply watch the world drift by! (BB) DAY 11 ROME – CANADA D After breakfast, say ‘arrivederci’ to Rome and your fellow travelers at the end of a dream vacation! Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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1750

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1750

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1750

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1750

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 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

C$180 p.p. C$135 p.p. C$90 p.p. C$90 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$170

Single Room Supplement

C$460

Triple Room Reduction

C$10

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. Unused London Accommodation: Prices are per person per night

C$120

Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 11 to Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 7.00am and 9.30am.

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 pages 14-15.

FIRST CLASS TRAVEL

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White Cliffs of Dover

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Rialto Bridge, Venice

European Delight 14 Days from C$2250 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Rome Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica. View the Forum and Colosseum.

• 12 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Siena Visit the medieval city and view the Palio Square. • Florence Panoramic views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. • Bologna Sightseeing tour with your Local Guide including views of the Kissing Towers. • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island.

EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES

• Verona Walk to view the Roman Arena and Juliet’s balcony.

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• Lucerne Orientation includes the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge. • Paris Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. • Dover See the White Cliffs.

• 4 three-course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist 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. • Ferry from Calais to Dover. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers are provided on Day 2. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host in London. • A London airport shuttle service is available. Conditions apply. Please see page 87 for details. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

* DAY 1 DEPART CANADA D

Overnight flight to Rome. DAY 2 ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS) Welcome to Rome! Unwind after your journey. Meet later with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. Hotel: Aran Park/Ergife (F) DAY 3 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide takes you on a fantastic sightseeing tour. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and admire Michelangelo’s Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. Your guided tour continues across the Tiber in ancient Rome where you view the Forum, the mighty Colosseum and Circus Maximus. Spend time afterwards seeing more sights or shopping for souvenirs. (BB) DAY 4 ROME – SIENA – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS) Head north through the Chianti wine-producing region to the beautiful medieval city of Siena in Tuscany. Stroll through ancient cobbled streets to Campo Square where the colorful Palio horse race takes place every year. Marvel at the striped marble cathedral and shop for attractive ceramic pottery. Arrive later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance and your home for the next two nights. (BB D) Hotel: Novotel Firenze Nord (F) Siena, Italy

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ENGLAND

LONDON

2

English Channel

Dover Calais

THE NETHERLANDS

BELGIUM

2

GERMANY

CZECH REPUBLIC SLOVAKIA

2

AUSTRIA

SWITZERLAND

HUNGARY

Verona

VENICE SLOVENIA

Po Valley

ITALY FLORENCE

SPAIN

2

End

Bologna

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

SERBIA

Adriatic Sea

Mediterranean Sea Start

2

ROMANIA

CROATIA

Apennine Mountains

Siena

Sightseeing stops

UKRAINE

LAKE LUCERNE

Burgundy Wine Region

ROME

2

BULGARIA MACEDONIA

PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: GREECE 5 DAY 5 FLORENCE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Florence is a treasure trove of art and history! Enjoy spectacular views from Piazzale Michelangelo, then spend time exploring the delights of this amazing city. Perhaps visit Piazza Signoria featuring many statues and palazzos, and don’t miss the Duomo or Giotto’s Bell Tower. Florence is also renowned for high quality leather goods and 18-carat gold. (BB) DAY 6 FLORENCE – BOLOGNA – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) Cross the forested Apennines to the city of Bologna, home to one of the oldest universities in Europe and famous for sausages and salami! Your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes views of the Kissing Towers. Continue along the Strada Romea, across the Po Delta and into the Venice region – Queen of the Adriatic. (BB D) Hotel: Antony Palace (F) DAY 7 VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Admire the many sights of this Byzantine city as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. See the Palladian Churches of the Redeemer and St. George, the ornate Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and part of the Grand Canal. Marvel at the Basilica and Campanile. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialties at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca island. In your free time, take an optional cruise across the lagoon to the island of Burano for a fresh seafood lunch! (BB D) DAY 8 VENICE – VERONA – LAKE LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS) Follow the Veneto plains to Verona and stop to see the Roman Arena and Juliet’s balcony. Pass Milan and head north to the Italian and Swiss Lake Districts via Como and Lugano. Drive along the scenic alpine St. Gotthard route through central Switzerland to the picturesque town of Lucerne. (BB) Hotel: Postillon (MF) DAY 9 LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Enjoy the sights of Lucerne during your orientation tour, including the 14th century wooden Chapel Bridge and a visit to the Lion Monument commemorating the heroic Swiss Guards during

14 Days from C$2250 Reference: ESPMB Starts Canada

PARIS

FRANCE

Overnight stays

BELARUS

POLAND

the French Revolution. In your free time, take an exhilarating mountain excursion, shop for Swiss watches and chocolate or perhaps explore the flower bedecked squares and fortified towers in the quaint old town. (BB D) DAY 10 LAKE LUCERNE – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) Drive across the French border past Belfort and the remains of the Maginot Line, and through the Burgundy wine region. View the sprawling vineyards that stretch across the hillsides. Arrive later in Paris, the City of Light, where this evening you might like to experience a world-famous cabaret show! (BB) Hotel: Mercure Paris La Defense 5 (F) DAY 11 PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Views of the Eiffel Tower, Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral – your Local Guide shows you all this and more during your sightseeing tour! Spend free time exploring the banks of the Seine or visit the magnificent Palace of Versailles. Tonight, why not dine at a cozy Parisian bistro and finish with a dazzling tour of the city’s illuminations? (BB) DAY 12 PARIS – LONDON (2 NIGHTS) Cross the Channel to Dover and see the famous White Cliffs before arriving in London. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Olympia (F) DAY 13 LONDON FREE TIME Today, explore the city at your own pace. See the sights, visit the museums, picnic in the parks or shop on the high streets – the list is endless and the choice is yours! (BB)

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2275

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2275

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2275

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2275

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2275

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2275

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2275

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2250

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2250

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2250

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2250

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2250

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2250

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2250

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2250

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2250

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2275

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2299

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2299

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2299

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2299

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Tue 15 Oct

2275

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2275

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2275

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$230 p.p. C$172 p.p. C$115 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

C$115 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$220

Single Room Supplement

C$630

Triple Room Reduction

C$20

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. Unused London Accommodation: Prices are per person per night

C$120

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.

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 14-15.

DAY 14 LONDON – CANADA D Say farewell to your traveling companions as you prepare to fly home. (BB)

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Lion Monument, Lucerne

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Nuremberg, Germany

European Adventures 16 Days from C$2335 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Dover See the White Cliffs.

• 14 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Amsterdam See Dam Square & Mint Tower on your orientation.

• 5 three-course dinners (D)

• Cologne View the cathedral. • Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine. • Nuremberg See the medieval town. • Prague Walking tour with your Local Guide includes views of Prague Castle and views of the Charles Bridge. • Munich View the Olympic Stadium & Marienplatz. • Innsbruck View the Golden Roof and Hofburg.

EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES

• Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island.

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• St. Gotthard Drive this scenic alpine route.

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist 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. • Ferry from Dover to Calais. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host in London.

• Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument and view the Chapel Bridge.

• A London airport shuttle service is available. Conditions apply. Please see page 87 for details.

• Paris Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.

• Paris Charles de Gaulle airport transfers are provided on Day 16. Conditions apply, see departure panel on page opposite.

• Somme Valley See the monuments to the First World War battles.

• J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.

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

* DAY 1 DEPART CANADA

D

Overnight flight to London. DAY 2 ARRIVE LONDON (2 NIGHTS) Relax after check-in or head out to explore this lively city. Hotel: Ibis Earls Court (MF) DAY 3 LONDON FREE TIME Today, explore the city at your own pace. See the sights, visit the museums, picnic in the parks or shop on the high streets – the list is endless and the choice is yours! (BB) DAY 4 LONDON – AMSTERDAM (2 NIGHTS) Meet your Travel Director this morning before traveling through Kent’s scenic countryside to Dover. Drive through Kent’s scenic countryside to Dover. Admire the famous White Cliffs as you sail across the Channel to Calais, France. Continue by road through Belgium to The Netherlands, home of clogs and windmills! (BB) Hotel: Dorint Amsterdam Airport (F) DAY 5 AMSTERDAM ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME This morning in Amsterdam, see Dam Square and the Mint Tower on your orientation. Afterwards you will have free time to take in one of the fantastic museums or perhaps take a canal cruise in a glass-topped boat and see the city from a unique perspective! (BB) DAY 6 AMSTERDAM – COLOGNE – RHINELAND Drive into Germany and marvel at Cologne Cathedral. At Boppard, embark on a relaxing cruise along the River Rhine past medieval hilltop castles and steep vineyards. Continue to your hotel where you dine this evening. (BB D) Hotel: NH Frankfurt Rhein-Main (F) DAY 7 RHINELAND – NUREMBERG – PRAGUE (2 NIGHTS) Stop in Nuremberg this morning, a historic city where little has changed since the Middle Ages! Drive east across the border into the Czech Republic, and arrive later in the capital, Prague. (BB) Hotel: Diplomat (F) DAY 8 PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide brings the history of this fascinating city to life during your sightseeing

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ENGLAND

LONDON

THE NETHERLANDS

2

2

English Channel

Calais

16 Days from C$2335

AMSTERDAM

Reference: EFIS

GERMANY

Dover

BELGIUM

POLAND

Cologne Rhine Cruise

Somme Battlefields

PARIS

RHINELAND

2

1

PRAGUE

Nuremberg

CZECH REPUBLIC

2

Regensburg

FRANCE

1 LAKE LUCERNE

2

SWITZERLAND

MUNICH

AUSTRIA

SLOVAKIA

Innsbruck

HUNGARY

Overnight stays

SPAIN

Sightseeing stops

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End

ITALY

2

SLOVENIA

VENICE

CROATIA BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

PACE: Lively • Countries visited: 9

tour, which includes Prague Castle, the largest medieval castle complex in Europe, and the Cathedral of St. Vitus as well as views of Charles Bridge and the Old Town Square. Spend free time afterwards exploring on your own and shopping for souvenirs. Later, perhaps take a cruise on the River Vltava or attend a lively folklore show. (BB) DAY 9 PRAGUE – REGENSBURG – MUNICH Cross back into Germany, stopping in Regensburg on the River Danube. In Munich, capital of Bavaria, your orientation includes the Olympic Stadium, Ludwigstrasse and the Marienplatz, renowned for its musical Glockenspiel. You might like to visit a bierkeller and sample the local beer, for which the city is famous. (BB D) Hotel: Holiday Inn Munich South (F) DAY 10 MUNICH – INNSBRUCK – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) Head south towards the mountains and enjoy an amazing drive through Austria. Stop at Innsbruck, a popular ski area, to view the Golden Roof and the Hofburg. Continue across the Brenner Pass, one of the principal Alpine highways, into Italy and south to Venice, Queen of the Adriatic. Tonight dine in your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Il Burchiello (Oriago) (F) DAY 11 VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Evidence of Venice’s glorious Byzantine history is all around as you cruise by private launch through the city’s canals to St. Mark’s Square. Admire the magnificent Doge’s Palace, former home of Venice’s ruling elite. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialties at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Afterwards, you have time to explore amazing narrow alleyways and historic bridges and canals. Later, perhaps take the opportunity to cruise to Burano Island, the most picturesque island in the lagoon, for a seafood lunch. (BB) DAY 12 VENICE – LAKE LUCERNE (2 NGHTS) Traverse the plains of northern Italy and cross the border into Switzerland. Continue along the St. Gotthard route, with spectacular views of waterfalls and mountain peaks. See the chalets dotting the steep hillsides as you approach Lake Lucerne in the heart of central Switzerland. (BB D) Hotel: Postillon (MF)

DAY 13 LAKE LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Your orientation tour of Lucerne includes the medieval wooden Chapel Bridge and the poignant Lion Monument, built to commemorate the Swiss Guards who bravely defended Louis XVl during the French Revolution. There is time afterwards to shop for delicious chocolates and watches, relax or stroll beside the lake. Consider an optional trip up a mountain peak by cable car to admire the magnificent views! Later, you might like to join in the fun at a Swiss Folklore Show. (BB D) DAY 14 LAKE LUCERNE – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) Travel north-west through Basel into France, skirting the edge of the Vosges Mountains. Admire charming villages and castles as you pass through the vineyards of Burgundy, France’s most famous wine region. Arrive later in the glittering capital, Paris! This evening perhaps take a tour through this dazzling city to see the magnificent illuminations. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Paris La Defense 5 (F) DAY 15 PARIS SIGHTSEEING Paris probably has more recognisable landmarks than any other city in the world. Your Local Guide shows you all the major sights during your sightseeing tour, including the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. The rest of the day is yours to explore. Consider a trip to the impressive Palace of Versailles or take a Seine cruise. This evening, you might like to celebrate the end of your vacation with a famous Parisian cabaret show! (BB) DAY 16 PARIS – CANADA D After breakfast, it’s ‘au revoir’ to Paris, your Travel Director and traveling companions at the end of your memorable European vacation! Transfers to Charles De Gaulle Airport are available, conditions apply. (BB)

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2335

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2335

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2385

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2385

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2385

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2385

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2385

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2385

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2385

Thu 20 Jun

Fri 5 Jul

2365

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2365

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Fri 19 Jul

2365

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2350

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Fri 2 Aug

2350

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Fri 9 Aug

2350

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Fri 16 Aug

2350

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Fri 23 Aug

2350

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2350

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2375

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2399

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Fri 20 Sep

2399

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Fri 27 Sep

2399

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Fri 4 Oct

2399

Thu 26 Sep

Fri 11 Oct

2399

Thu 3 Oct

Fri 18 Oct

2385

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$240 p.p. C$180 p.p. C$120 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

C$120 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$230

Single Room Supplement 18 Apr - 25 Apr & 4 Jul - 15 Aug 2013 C$700 All other departures C$740 Triple Room Reduction

C$20

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87.

Unused London Accommodation: Prices are per person per night

C$95

Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 16 to Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport will arrive at the airport at 08.00am.

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 pages 14-15.

Note: Your coach returns to London from Paris on Day 16. You are welcome to utilize this complimentary transfer. Drop-off in London will be the Trafalgar London hotel and not the airport. Arrival will be approximately 4.00pm, depending on traffic conditions. Rhine Valley

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Amsterdam Canals

European Experience 15 Days from C$2299 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Dover See the White Cliffs.

• 13 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Amsterdam See Dam Square and the Mint Tower.

• 5 three-course dinners (D)

• Cologne View the Gothic cathedral. • Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine. • Munich See the Olympic Stadium, the Glockenspiel in the Marienplatz and the Hofbräuhaus. • Innsbruck View the famous Golden Roof and the ski-jump. • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop.

EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES

• Rome Sightseeing with your Local Guide. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica. View the Forum and the Colosseum.

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UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist 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. • Ferry from Dover to Calais. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host in London.

• Florence Enjoy panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo. Admire Florentine leatherwork.

• A London airport shuttle service is available. Conditions apply. Please see page 87 for details.

• Swiss Alps Picture-book scenery.

• Paris Charles de Gaulle airport transfers are provided on Day 15. Conditions apply, see departure panel on page opposite.

• Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument and see the medieval old town. • Paris Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

* DAY 1 DEPART CANADA D

Overnight flight to London. DAY 2 ARRIVE LONDON (2 NIGHTS) Relax after check-in or head out to explore this lively city. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Olympia (F) DAY 3 LONDON FREE TIME Today, explore the city at your own pace. See the sights, visit the museums, picnic in the parks or shop on the high streets – the list is endless and the choice is yours! (BB) DAY 4 LONDON – AMSTERDAM Greetings from your Travel Director! Admire the famous White Cliffs as you approach Dover, where you board a ferry for the short Channel crossing to Calais in France. Drive through Belgium’s Flanders fields into The Netherlands, renowned for tulips, clogs and windmills! Arrive later in Amsterdam, one of Europe’s friendliest cities, and see Dam Square and the Mint Tower. (BB) Hotel: Dorint Amsterdam Airport (F) DAY 5 AMSTERDAM – COLOGNE – RHINELAND Cross into Germany and view Cologne Cathedral, the largest Gothic church in Europe. In Boppard, embark on a scenic cruise down the River Rhine past terraced vineyards and towering castles. Finish the day at your hotel in the Rhineland. (BB D) Hotel: Europa Hotel Ludwigshafen (MF) DAY 6 RHINELAND – MUNICH – INNSBRUCK In Munich, admire the Olympic Stadium, the Glockenspiel in the Marienplatz and the Hofbräuhaus. Continue along the Inn Valley to the Austrian Tyrol and on to Innsbruck, a picturesque town where you view the sights, including the Golden Roof and the ski-jump. (BB D) Hotel: Bon Alpina (MF) DAY 7 INNSBRUCK – VENICE Enjoy an exhilarating journey through the Brenner Pass – one of the principal Alpine highways – to Italy. In the Byzantine city of Venice cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. Marvel at St. Mark’s Basilica and the ornate Doge’s Palace. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop and see a demonstration, then spend

WALES

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Reference: EEXP

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Boppard

Somme Battlefields

St. Goar

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PACE: Lively • Countries visited: 9 time discovering the delights of Venice. You might like to take a romantic ride in a gondola! (BB D) Hotel: La Meridiana (F) DAY 8 VENICE – ROME (2 NIGHTS) Traverse the Veneto plain via Bologna and cross the dramatic Apennine Mountains into Tuscany. Continue through Umbria to Lazio and the capital, Rome. This evening, take the opportunity to explore the city’s beautiful squares and fountains, and perhaps savor the local cuisine at one of the many restaurants. (BB) Hotel: Raganelli (F)/Ergife (F) DAY 9 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide brings Rome’s rich history to life during your wonderful sightseeing tour! Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, featuring magnificent works of art. Your tour continues across the Tiber in ancient Rome with views of the Forum and Colosseum. Spend the rest of the day as you wish. From the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican Museums to the incredible fountains in Piazza Navona, Rome is full of wonderful, unmissable sights! (BB) DAY 10 ROME – FLORENCE Drive north through Umbria into the rolling countryside of Tuscany. In the Renaissance city of Florence, enjoy spectacular views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Afterwards, there is time to explore the Piazza Signoria, the Duomo and Giotto’s Bell Tower, and don’t forget to shop for leather goods and 18-carat gold jewelry. (BB D) Hotel: Demidoff/Novotel (F) DAY 11 FLORENCE – LAKE LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS) Cross the Apennines to the great northern plain and pass the city of Milan. Continue north to the Swiss border, and follow the scenic St. Gotthard route to Lake Lucerne in the heart of Switzerland. The landscape is breathtaking! (BB D) Hotel: Stanserhof (ST) DAY 12 LAKE LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Admire the sights of Lucerne during your morning orientation tour, including views of the Chapel Bridge, the Jesuit Church and a visit to the Lion Monument, built to commemorate the Swiss Guards who died defending Louis XVI during the French Revolution. Spend free time shopping for

Swiss chocolate or perhaps take an excursion up a mountain peak! (BB) DAY 13 LAKE LUCERNE – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) Journey into France and pass the Vosges Mountains. See the vineyards as you travel through the great wine region of Burgundy. Arrive later in the elegant capital, Paris. This evening, you might like to take a tour of the city and see the dazzling illuminations! (BB) Hotel: Mercure Defense 5 (F) DAY 14 PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Paris is a beautiful city, and probably has more familiar landmarks than any other capital in the world. Your Local Guide shows you most of them during your sightseeing tour, with views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Afterwards there is time for you to explore on your own. Perhaps you might like to take an optional excursion to the Palace of Versailles, the extravagant creation of Louis XIV, renowned for the Hall of Mirrors and surrounded by magnificent gardens. Tonight is the last evening of your vacation, so you might consider a delicious dinner at a cozy bistro. Also, no trip to Paris is complete without seeing a famous cabaret show featuring the can-can! (BB) DAY 15 PARIS – CANADA D After breakfast, it’s ‘au revoir’ to Paris, your Travel Director and companions at the end of your memorable European vacation! Transfers to Charles De Gaulle Airport are available, conditions apply. (BB) Note: Your coach returns to London from Paris on Day 15. You are welcome to utilize this complimentary transfer. Drop-off in London will be the Trafalgar London hotel and not at the airport. Arrival will be approximately 4.00pm, depending on traffic conditions.

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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$240 p.p. C$180 p.p. C$120 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

C$120 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$230

Single Room Supplement 14 Mar-22 Jun & 22 Aug-17 Oct ‘13 All other departures

C$670 C$630

Triple Room Reduction

C$40

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. Unused London Accommodation: Prices are per person per night

C$120

Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 15 to Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport will arrive at the airport at 08.00am.

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 pages 14-15.

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Grand Casino, Monte Carlo

European Magic 15 Days from C$2325 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Dover See the White Cliffs.

• 13 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Paris Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.

• 4 three-course dinners (D)

• Beaune Visit this medieval town. • Geneva Orientation includes the Jet d’Eau and the United Nations building. • Cannes Visit the sophisticated Film Festival city. • Nice Orientation includes the Promenade des Anglais and Place Masséna. • French Riviera Visit the Fragonard Perfumery. • Monaco View the Royal Palace and cathedral.

EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES

• Pisa View the Leaning Tower.

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• Florence Panoramic city views from Piazzale Michelangelo. • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. • Rome Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica. View the Forum and Colosseum.

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist 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. • Ferry from Dover to Calais. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host in London. • A London airport shuttle service is available. Conditions apply. Please see page 87 for details. • Rome airport transfers are provided on Day 15. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

* DAY 1 DEPART CANADA D

Overnight flight to London. DAY 2 ARRIVE LONDON (2 NIGHTS) Relax after check-in or head out to explore this lively city. Hotel: Hilton Olympia (F) DAY 3 LONDON FREE TIME Today, explore the city at your own pace. See the sights, visit the museums, picnic in the parks or shop on the high streets – the list is endless and the choice is yours! (BB) DAY 4 LONDON – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) Greetings from your Travel Director as you drive through the scenic Kent countryside to Dover. Admire the White Cliffs as you cross by ferry to Calais, France. Travel through the battlefields of the Somme to the glittering capital, Paris. Hotel: Courtyard Paris Arceuil (F) DAY 5 PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Admire the sights of this elegant city with your Local Guide, including views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Spend free time afterwards soaking up the atmosphere with a walk along the banks of the Seine or see priceless works of art in the Louvre. Tonight, don’t miss the opportunity to go to a famous Parisian cabaret! (BB) DAY 6 PARIS – BEAUNE – GENEVA (2 NIGHTS) Head south past the vast Forest of Fontainebleau, former hunting ground of the French kings. Visit Notre Dame, Paris

15 Days from C$2325 Reference: EELMA

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

End

PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 6 the medieval town of Beaune, the wine capital of the Burgundy region. Cross into Switzerland and arrive later at the international city of Geneva, which lies at the western end of Lake Léman. (BB) Hotel: Ramada Encore (F) DAY 7 GENEVA ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Enjoy an orientation tour of this beautiful city, including the unique Jet d’Eau and the United Nations building. Afterwards spend free time exploring on your own. Perhaps take a stroll by the lake and admire the modern sculptures. (BB) DAY 8 GENEVA – CANNES – NICE (2 NIGHTS) Drive south past Grenoble, a university city and a renowned winter sports resort. Continue through the impressive landscape leading from the Alps to the Côte d’Azur. Admire the beautiful resort of Cannes, home of the renowned annual Film Festival. Continue to Nice, where your orientation includes the Promenade des Anglais and the Place Masséna. (BB D) Hotel: Apogia (ST) DAY 9 NICE FREE TIME Nice is one of the jewels of the French Riviera, and has always been a favorite with the rich and famous! Discover the Old Town, shop in hip boutiques or simply relax on the beach. (BB) DAY 10 NICE – PERFUMERY VISIT – MONACO – PISA – MONTECATINI Visit Fragonard Perfumery and learn about the history and techniques of the French perfume industry. Then on to the Principality of Monaco, which has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century. Walk through the Old Town and view the Royal Palace – home to the Grimaldi family – and the cathedral, where Princess Grace and her husband Prince Rainier are buried. Continue along the coast into Italy, past the port of Genoa to Pisa, where you view the famous Leaning Tower. Your day ends in the Tuscan spa town of Montecatini, where you dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Tuscany Inn (F) DAY 11 MONTECATINI – FLORENCE – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) A short drive through rolling countryside brings you to the Renaissance city of Florence. Enjoy spectacular views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo and spend time on your own

exploring Piazza Signoria, the Duomo and Giotto’s Bell Tower. Don’t forget to shop for high quality leather goods and 18-carat gold jewelry! Arrive later in the magical city of Venice for your two-night stay. (BB D) Hotel: Villa Giulietta (F) DAY 12 VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Admire the splendors of this Byzantine city as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. View the Bridge of Sighs and the magnificent Basilica of St. Mark. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialties at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Afterwards, explore on your own or perhaps take a cruise to one of the islands for lunch. (BB D) DAY 13 VENICE – ROME (2 NIGHTS) Cross the Veneto plain via Bologna and drive over the Apennine Mountains. Continue through Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio to Rome, the Eternal City! (BB) Hotel: Aran Park (F) DAY 14 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide takes you on a tour of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican city, where you view Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Pietà. Your wonderful sightseeing tour continues across the River Tiber in ancient Rome, with views of the Forum and the Colosseum. Spend free time seeing more sights such as the Sistine Chapel, or relax at a sidewalk café on the Via Veneto. (BB) DAY 15 ROME – CANADA D This morning say ‘arrivederci’ to your traveling companions and your Travel Director at the end of a memorable European vacation. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Ends Canada

Land Only

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Sun 21 Apr

2365

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Sun 28 Apr

2365

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2365

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2365

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2365

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2365

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2365

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2365

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2325

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2325

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2325

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2325

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2325

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2365

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2399

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2399

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2399

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Sun 6 Oct

2399

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Sun 13 Oct

2399

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2365

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Sun 27 Oct

2365

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$240 p.p. C$180 p.p. C$120 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

C$120 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$230

Single Room Supplement 21 Jul - 18 Aug 2013 All other departures

C$730 C$800

Triple Room Reduction

C$30

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. Unused London Accommodation: Prices are per person per night

C$120

Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 15 to Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 7.00am and 9.30am.

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 pages 14-15. Duomo, Florence

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Avignon, France

European Accent 17 Days from C$2525 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Dover See the White Cliffs.

• 15 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Amsterdam See Dam Square and the Mint Tower.

• 4 three-course dinners (D)

• Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine. • Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument & views of the Chapel Bridge. • Swiss Alps Scenic St. Gotthard highway.

EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES

• Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island.

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• 1 BBQ dinner in Lucerne (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.

• Rome Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica. View the Forum and Colosseum.

• Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.

• Florence Panoramic city views from Piazzale Michelangelo. See Piazza Santa Croce.

• The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.

• Pisa View the Leaning Tower.

• The services of a Trafalgar Local Host in London.

• Monaco Visit the Principality. • French Riviera Orientation in Nice. • Avignon Views of the Popes’ Palace and the Pont Saint-Bénezet. • Paris Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour with your Local Guide including views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.

• Ferry from Dover to Calais.

• A London airport shuttle service is available. Conditions apply. Please see page 87 for details. • Paris Charles de Gaulle airport transfers are provided on Day 17. Conditions apply, see departure panel on page opposite. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

* DAY 1 DEPART CANADA

D

Overnight flight to London. DAY 2 ARRIVE LONDON (2 NIGHTS) Relax after check-in or head out to explore this lively city. (MF) Hotel: Ibis Earls Court DAY 3 LONDON FREE TIME Today, explore the city at your own pace. See the sights, visit the museums, picnic in the parks or shop on the high streets – the list is endless and the choice is yours! (BB) DAY 4 LONDON – AMSTERDAM Welcome to Europe! See the famous White Cliffs of Dover as you cross by ferry to Calais, France. Continue by coach through Belgium to The Netherlands, where you see your first windmill! In Amsterdam, see Dam Square and the Mint Tower by the floating flower market. Tonight, consider a canal cruise in a glass-topped boat – it’s a great way to see the city. (BB) Hotel: Ibis Amsterdam Airport (ST) DAY 5 AMSTERDAM – RHINE CRUISE – RHINELAND Cross through The Netherlands and east into Germany. Cruise down the River Rhine past picturesque villages, steep vineyards and medieval castles. Arrive later by road at your Rhineland hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Queens Hotel Karlsruhe (F) DAY 6 RHINELAND – LAKE LUCERNE Follow the Rhine valley to the Swiss border near Basel and continue through central Switzerland to Lucerne. Your orientation includes the old town, the Chapel Bridge and the poignant Lion Monument, built in memory of Louis XVI’s Swiss Guards. Don’t forget to shop for Swiss chocolate and exquisite watches! (BB D) Hotel: Himmelrich (F) DAY 7 LUCERNE – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) Enjoy splendid views of Alpine scenery as you follow the St. Gotthard highway south to Chiasso at the border with Italy. Travel past the commercial capital, Milan, to the magical city of Venice. (BB D) Hotel: Il Burchiello (Oriago) (F)

17 Days from C$2525 Reference: EACCA Start Canada

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Sightseeing stops

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Tue 16 Apr

2525

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Tue 23 Apr

2525

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Tue 30 Apr

2525

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2525

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2525

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2575

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Tue 28 May

2575

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Tue 4 Jun

2575

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2575

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2575

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2575

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2575

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2565

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2565

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2565

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2565

DAY 14 NICE – AVIGNON – BEAUNE In the papal town of Avignon, view the renowned broken bridge made famous in the song, ‘sur le pont d’ Avignon’ and the imposing Papal Palace. Continue through orchards and vineyards in the Rhone valley to Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. (BB D) Hotel: Ibis Beaune La Ferme Aux Vins (ST)

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Tue 3 Sep

2585

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2585

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2625

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2625

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2625

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2625

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2625

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2575

DAY 15 BEAUNE – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) Continue through Burgundy’s splendid scenery and the Forest of Fontainebleau, to arrive in the elegant, romantic city of Paris. On arrival there will be the chance to take an optional excursion to the Palace of Versailles. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Paris La Defense 5 (F)

Sun 13 Oct

Tue 29 Oct

2565

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PACE: Lively • Countries visited: 9 DAY 8 VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Cruise along Venice’s romantic canals to St. Mark’s Square. View the ornate Doge’s Palace where the Venetian rulers once lived. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialties at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. (BB) DAY 9 VENICE – ROME (2 NIGHTS) Cross the Veneto plains via Bologna and drive over the Apennine Mountains. Continue through Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio to Rome – the Eternal City. (BB) Hotel: Aran Park (F) DAY 10 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME This morning consider an excursion to the Sistine Chapel featuring Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoed ceiling, considered to be his crowning achievement. Then your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour starting with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica. View the Forum and the mighty Colosseum in ancient Rome and spend the rest of the day exploring on your own. (BB) DAY 11 ROME – FLORENCE Travel north through the rolling hills of Umbria into Tuscany and the Renaissance city of Florence. Enjoy spectacular views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Spend free time visiting Piazza Signoria, the Duomo and Giotto’s Bell Tower. Shop for high quality leather goods and 18-carat gold jewelry, for which the city is renowned. (BB D) Hotel: West Florence (F) DAY 12 FLORENCE – PISA – MONACO – NICE (2 NIGHTS) View the Leaning Tower in the Square of Miracles. Follow the Italian coast to the stunning French Riviera, and visit Monaco en route to glittering Nice, the capital of the Côte d’Azûr. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Nice Acropolis (F) DAY 13 NICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Your orientation tour includes Place Masséna and the Promenade des Anglais. The afternoon

is yours to relax or perhaps swim in the Mediterranean Sea! (BB)

DAY 16 PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your wonderful sightseeing tour with your Local Guide includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Later, consider an excursion to the galleries of the vast Louvre Museum. You might like to finish your vacation with a cabaret show, for which Paris is proudly famous! (BB) DAY 17 PARIS – CANADA D After breakfast, it’s ‘au revoir’ to Paris, your Travel Director and traveling companions at the end of your memorable European vacation! Transfers to Charles De Gaulle Airport are available, conditions apply. (BB) Note: Your coach returns to London from Paris on Day 17. You are welcome to use this complimentary transfer. Drop-off in London will be the Trafalgar London hotel and not at the airport. Arrival will be approximately 4.00pm, depending on traffic conditions.

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$263 p.p. C$197 p.p. C$131 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

C$131 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$250

Single Room Supplement 5 May - 6 Oct 2013 All other departures

C$820 C$780

Triple Room Reduction

C$10

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87.

Unused London Accommodation: Prices are per person per night

C$95

Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 17 to Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport will arrive at the airport at 08.00am.

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 pages 14-15. Nice, French Riviera

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St. Mark’s Square, Venice

European Impressions 18 Days from C$2650 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Dover See the White Cliffs.

• 16 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Amsterdam See Dam Square and the Mint Tower.

• 5 three-course dinners (D)

• Cologne View the Gothic cathedral. • Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine. • Innsbruck View the Golden Roof, Hofburg Palace and Olympic ski-jump. • Salzburg Visit the Baroque town of Mozart’s birth. • Vienna Sightseeing with your Local Guide features the Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and the Imperial Boulevards.

EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES

• Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Marks Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island.

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• Rome Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica. View the Forum and Colosseum. • Florence Panoramic city views from Piazzale Michelangelo. See Piazza Santa Croce. • Lugano See this magnificent Swiss lake. • Lucerne Orientation includes the Lion Monument and the old town. • Paris Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and Eiffel Tower.

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist 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. • Ferry from Dover to Calais. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host in London. • A London airport shuttle service is available. Conditions apply. Please see page 87 for details. • Paris Charles de Gaulle airport transfers are provided on Day 18. Conditions apply, see departure panel on page opposite. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

* DAY 1 DEPART CANADA D

Overnight flight to London. DAY 2 ARRIVE LONDON (2 NIGHTS) Relax after check-in or head out to explore this lively city. Hotel: Hilton Olympia (F) DAY 3 LONDON FREE TIME Today, explore the city at your own pace. See the sights, visit the museums, picnic in the parks or shop on the high streets – the list is endless and the choice is yours! (BB) DAY 4 LONDON – AMSTERDAM Greetings from your Travel Director! A scenic drive through Kent brings you to Dover. See the White Cliffs as you board the ferry and cross to Calais, France. Admire the countryside as you traverse Belgium and The Netherlands. In Amsterdam, one of Europe’s friendliest cities, marvel at the Mint Tower and Dam Square. Later, you might like to take a canal cruise in a glass-covered boat – it’s a great way to see the city! (BB) Hotel: Ibis Amsterdam Airport (ST) DAY 5 AMSTERDAM – COLOGNE – RHINE CRUISE – RHINELAND Pass Arnhem into Germany and view Cologne Cathedral, the city’s most famous landmark. Continue past Bonn to Boppard, where you embark on a relaxing cruise along the River Rhine past ancient castles and vineyards. Disembark at St. Goar where you view the Lorelei Rock and hear the legend of the fabled siren! Dine tonight at your Rhineland hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Ramada Neustadt (MF) DAY 6 RHINELAND – FERN PASS – INNSBRUCK Head south into the region of Bavaria. Glimpse Neuschwanstein Castle built by Mad King Ludwig, before taking the scenic Fern Pass into Austria. In the Tyrolean capital, Innsbruck, see the sights during your orientation tour including the Golden Roof and St. Jakob’s cathedral. (BB D) Hotel: Alphotel (MF) DAY 7 INNSBRUCK – SALZBURG – VIENNA (2 NIGHTS) Explore the splendors of Salzburg and marvel at the sights associated with ‘the Sound of

18 Days from C$2650 Reference EIMP Starts Canada

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

Ends Canada

Land Only

Thu 28 Mar

Sun 14 Apr

2750

Thu 4 Apr

Sun 21 Apr

2775

Thu 11 Apr

Sun 28 Apr

2775

Thu 18 Apr

Sun 5 May

2775

Thu 25 Apr

Sun 12 May

2775

Thu 2 May

Sun 19 May

2775

Thu 9 May

Sun 26 May

2775

Thu 16 May

Sun 2 Jun

2775

Thu 23 May

Sun 9 Jun

2775

Thu 30 May

Sun 16 Jun

2775

Thu 6 Jun

Sun 23 Jun

2775

Thu 13 Jun

Sun 30 Jun

2775

Thu 20 Jun

Sun 7 Jul

2750

Thu 27 Jun

Sun 14 Jul

2750

Thu 4 Jul

Sun 21 Jul

2750

Thu 11 Jul

Sun 28 Jul

2750

Thu 18 Jul

Sun 4 Aug

2750

Thu 25 Jul

Sun 11 Aug

2750

quality leather goods and 18-carat gold jewelry! (BB D) Hotel: Demidoff/Novotel (F)

Thu 1 Aug

Sun 18 Aug

2750

Thu 8 Aug

Sun 25 Aug

2750

DAY 14 FLORENCE – LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS) North from Florence via Bologna and Milan and across the Swiss border, you travel through beautiful, ever-changing scenery. See picturesque Lake Lugano, then take the famous St. Gotthard route through the Alps to Lake Lucerne. Later, why not experience a Swiss folklore and fondue evening? (BB) Hotel: Weinhof (ST)

Thu 15 Aug

Sun 1 Sep

2750

Thu 22 Aug

Sun 8 Sep

2775

Thu 29 Aug

Sun 15 Sep

2835

Thu 5 Sep

Sun 22 Sep

2835

Thu 12 Sep

Sun 29 Sep

2835

Thu 19 Sep

Sun 6 Oct

2835

Thu 26 Sep

Sun 13 Oct

2835

Thu 3 Oct

Sun 20 Oct

2775

Thu 10 Oct

Sun 27 Oct

2775

Thu 19 Dec

Sun 5 Jan

2725

Thu 2 Jan

Sun 19 Jan

2650

End

PACE: Lively • Countries visited: 9 Music’ and the city’s most famous son, Mozart. Your scenic journey continues towards the River Danube, arriving later in the elegant city of Vienna. (BB) Hotel: Austria Trend Hotel Bosei (MF) DAY 8 VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide shows you the city’s important landmarks including the Opera House, the Hofburg, Parliament and the Imperial Boulevards. Spend free time afterwards sightseeing or shop for souvenirs on the fashionable Kärtnerstrasse. (BB) DAY 9 VIENNA – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) Journey through the heart of the Austrian Alps past mountains and small picturesque towns to the Austrian Lake District. Cross the Italian border and arrive later in Venice, your home for the next two nights. (BB D) Hotel: Quid Hotel Mestre (F) DAY 10 VENICE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Discover this stunning Byzantine city as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. Admire the Bridge of Sighs and the ornate Doge’s Palace. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialties at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca island. (BB) DAY 11 VENICE – ROME (2 NIGHTS) Admire the scenery as you cross the fertile Po valley and journey over the dramatic Apennine Mountains to Rome, the Eternal City. This evening you might like to explore the city’s vibrant nightlife. (BB) Hotel: Aran Park (F) DAY 12 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide takes you on a visit of St. Peter’s Basilica, where you see Michelangelo’s sculpture, the Pietà. Your sightseeing tour continues across the Tiber in ancient Rome for views of the Forum and the Colosseum. In your free time afterwards, visit the magnificent Sistine Chapel or relax at a sidewalk café on the Via Veneto and watch the world go by! (BB) DAY 13 ROME – FLORENCE Drive through Tuscany’s Chianti region to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Enjoy spectacular views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. In your free time, visit Piazza Signoria, the Duomo and Giotto’s Bell Tower. Don’t forget to shop for high

DAY 15 LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME See the highlights of Lucerne this morning on your orientation tour, including the medieval Old Town and a visit to the renowned Lion Monument. Spend free time afterwards relaxing or perhaps take an optional trip up a nearby mountain for breathtaking views! (BB D) DAY 16 LUCERNE – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) Travel west across the French border, past Belfort and the remnants of the Maginot Line. Continue through the Burgundy wine region, with views of the vineyards. Arrive later in the capital, Paris. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Defense 5 (F) DAY 17 PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME The Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, Eiffel Tower – your Local Guide shows you all these amazing sights and more on your sightseeing tour. Explore on your own afterwards. Stroll along the banks of the Seine or visit the magnificent Palace and gardens of Versailles. Tonight, why not celebrate the end of your journey with a traditional Parisian cabaret? (BB) DAY 18 PARIS – CANADA D After breakfast, it’s ‘au revoir’ to Paris, your Travel Director and traveling companions at the end of your memorable European vacation! Transfers to Charles De Gaulle Airport are available, conditions apply. (BB) Note: Your coach returns to London from Paris on Day 18. You are welcome to use this complimentary transfer. Drop-off in London will be the Trafalgar London hotel and not at the airport. Arrival will be approximately 4.00pm, depending on traffic conditions.

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$284 p.p. C$213 p.p. C$142 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

C$142 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$270

Single Room Supplement

C$750

Triple Room Reduction

C$20

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. Unused London Accommodation: Prices are per person per night

C$120

Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 18 to Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport will arrive at the airport at 08.00am.

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 pages 14-15.

FIRST CLASS TRAVEL

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Trevi Fountain, Rome

European Cavalcade 21 Days from C$3125 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Dover See the White Cliffs.

• 19 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Amsterdam See Dam Square & Mint Tower.

• 7 three-course dinners (D)

• Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine.

UNBEATABLE FEATURES

• Heidelberg View the castle. • Black Forest Drive through Germany’s famous forested region. • Schaffhausen Stop to view the Rhine Falls. • Lucerne Visit the the Lion Monument and view the medieval old town. • Liechtenstein Visit the capital, Vaduz. • Innsbruck View the Golden Roof, Hofburg Palace and Olympic ski-jump.

EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES

• Verona View Juliet’s balcony.

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• Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. • Rome Visit St. Peter’s Basilica on your morning sightseeing with a Local Guide. View the Forum and the Colosseum. • Florence Panoramic view from Piazzale Michelangelo. See Piazza Santa Croce on your included morning sightseeing tour with your Local Guide. • Pisa View the Leaning Tower.

• First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist 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. • Ferry from Dover to Calais. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host in London. • A London airport shuttle service is available. Conditions apply. Please see page 87 for details. • Paris Charles de Gaulle airport transfers are provided on Day 21. Conditions apply, see departure panel on page opposite. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

• Monaco See the Monte Carlo Casino. • Nice Drive along the Promenade des Anglais. • Avignon View the Palace of the Popes and St. Bénezet Bridge. • Paris View the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and Eiffel Tower on your morning sightseeing with a Local Guide.

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

* DAY 1 DEPART CANADA D Overnight flight to London.

DAY 2 ARRIVE LONDON (2 NIGHTS) Relax after check-in or head out to explore this lively city. (F) Hotel: Jurys Inn Islington  DAY 3 LONDON FREE TIME Today, explore the city at your own pace. See the sights, visit the museums, picnic in the parks or shop on the high streets – the list is endless and the choice is yours! (BB) DAY 4 LONDON – AMSTERDAM Greetings from your Travel Director! See the White Cliffs of Dover as you board the ferry and cross to Calais, France. Continue by road through the Belgian and Dutch countryside to Amsterdam. See the sights during your orientation tour including Dam Square and the Mint Tower. (BB) Hotel: Ibis Amsterdam Airport (ST) DAY 5 AMSTERDAM – RHINE CRUISE – RHINELAND Drive eastwards into Germany and follow the Rhine valley southwards. Take a leisurely cruise along the River Rhine by boat, past picturesque villages and medieval castles. Continue by road to your hotel, where you dine tonight. (BB D) Hotel: Ramada Neustadt (MF)/NH Mannheim Viernheim (MF) DAY 6 RHINELAND – LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS) View Heidelberg Castle, a magnificent example of Renaissance architecture. Journey via Freiburg through the beautiful Black Forest region. Stop at Schaffhausen to view the mighty Rhine Falls and arrive later at Lake Lucerne, your home for the next two nights. (BB D) Hotel: Weinhof (ST) DAY 7 LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Visit the poignant Lion Monument and the old town during your orientation tour of Lucerne. Afterwards, in your free time, consider a scenic cruise on the lake, shop for Swiss watches and chocolates or take a cog railway up one of the nearby mountains to enjoy the amazing views! (BB)

WALES

THE NETHERLANDS

ENGLAND

2

LONDON English Channel

Calais

1

PARIS

GERMANY

BELGIUM

FRANCE LYON

RHINELAND

Heidelberg Freiburg

LUCERNE

2

Schaffhausen Vaduz

1

SWITZERLAND

1

ITALY

Monaco

Gulf of Venice

BAY OF NAPLES

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

SERBIA

Adriatic Sea

2

Sorrento

ROMANIA

CROATIA

1

MACEDONIA

A

End

HUNGARY

ANI

Start

UKRAINE

ALB

Sightseeing stops

2

2

ROME Overnight stays

SLOVAKIA

AUSTRIA

INNSBRUCK

Cote Pisa 2 d’Azur NICE FLORENCE

SPAIN

CZECH REPUBLIC

VENICESLOVENIA

Verona Avignon

Starts Canada

St. Goar

1

2

Reference: ECAV

POLAND

Rhine Cruise

Boppard

Somme Battlefields

21 Days from C$3125

AMSTERDAM

Dover

PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 11

GREECE

DAY 8 LUCERNE – LIECHTENSTEIN – INNSBRUCK Cross the Swiss border to Liechtenstein for a brief stop in the capital, Vaduz. Continue into Austria, via the Arlberg region, to Innsbruck, capital of the Tyrol. (BB D) Hotel: Bon Alpina (MF)

DAY 14 BAY OF NAPLES – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS) Drive north to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Admire views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Later, check into your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: West Florence (F)

DAY 9 INNSBRUCK – VERONA – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) Marvel at Innsbruck’s sights including the Golden Roof, Hofburg Palace and Olympic ski-jump. Travel through the Brenner Pass into Italy and view Juliet’s balcony in Verona, the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Your day ends in the magical Byzantine city of Venice, Queen of the Adriatic. (BB D) Hotel: Il Burchiello (Oriago) (F)

DAY 15 FLORENCE Enjoy a morning walking tour with your Local Guide to see the magical buildings and statues of Florence. Enjoy time at leisure to immerse yourself in the sights - Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery, Signoria Square - the list is endless! (BB)

DAY 10 VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Evidence of Venice’s former maritime power and wealth is everywhere you look as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialties at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Then spend free time exploring this fascinating city on your own. (BB) DAY 11 VENICE – ROME (2 NIGHTS) Traverse the flat plains of Veneto and cross the dramatic Apennine hills. Admire splendid scenery as you drive through the rolling Tuscan countryside, arriving later in the capital, Rome. (BB) Hotel: Aran Park (F) DAY 12 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour which starts with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica. Continue to ancient Rome to view the Forum and Colosseum. Later enjoy your free time seeing the sights or shopping for souvenirs. (BB) DAY 13 ROME – BAY OF NAPLES Pass the Abbey of Monte Cassino en route to the Bay of Naples, where you might like to take an excursion to explore the excavations of Pompeii. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Dei Congressi (F)

DAY 16 FLORENCE – PISA – MONACO – NICE (2 NIGHTS) View the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Continue past Genoa and view the famous casino of Monte Carlo. Arrive later in Nice, glittering capital of the Côte d’Azur. (BB) Hotel: Busby Hotel (ST) DAY 17 NICE – FREE TIME Orientation includes the Promenade des Anglais and the Place Masséna. Spend the rest of the day relaxing. (BB) DAY 18 NICE – AVIGNON – LYON Admire the beautiful countryside around Aix-en-Provence, where Van Gogh liked to paint. In Avignon view the Palace of the Popes and the famous bridge. Continue through the Rhône Valley to Lyon. (BB D) Hotel: Campanile Lyon Tassin (ST) DAY 19 LYON – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) The wine-producing region of Burgundy and the Forest of Fontainebleau provide picturesque backdrops for your drive to the elegant, romantic city of Paris. On arrival maybe take an excursion to visit the magnificent Palace of Versailles. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Paris La Defense 5 (F) DAY 20 PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME The Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, Eiffel Tower - see all these sights and more with superb commentary from your Local Guide. This evening maybe see one of the famous Parisian cabaret shows? (BB)

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31 Mar 7 Apr 14 Apr 21 Apr 28 Apr 5 May 12 May 19 May 26 May 2 Jun 9 Jun 16 Jun 23 Jun 30 Jun 7 Jul 14 Jul 21 Jul 28 Jul 4 Aug 11 Aug 18 Aug 25 Aug 1 Sep 8 Sep 15 Sep 22 Sep 29 Sep 6 Oct 13 Oct 20 Oct 27 Oct 3 Nov 8 Dec 15 Dec 5 Jan 2 Feb

Ends Canada

Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat

20 Apr 27 Apr 4 May 11 May 18 May 25 May 1 Jun 8 Jun 15 Jun 22 Jun 29 Jun 6 Jul 13 Jul 20 Jul 27 Jul 3 Aug 10 Aug 17 Aug 24 Aug 31 Aug 7 Sep 14 Sep 21 Sep 28 Sep 5 Oct 12 Oct 19 Oct 26 Oct 2 Nov 9 Nov 16 Nov 23 Nov 28 Dec 4 Jan 25 Jan 22 Feb

Land Only

3250 3250 3250 3250 3250 3250 3250 3250 3250 3250 3250 3250 3225 3225 3225 3225 3225 3225 3225 3225 3250 3250 3295 3295 3295 3295 3295 3250 3250 3225 3150 3125 3165 3165 3125 3125

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$330 p.p. C$247 p.p. C$165 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

C$165 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$320

Single Room Supplement 31 Mar - 13 Oct 2013 All other departures

C$890 C$860

Triple Room Reduction

C$20

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. Unused London Accommodation: Prices are per person per night

C$121

Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 21 to Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport will arrive at the airport at 08.00am

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 pages 14-15. DAY 21 PARIS – CANADA D After breakfast, it’s ‘au revoir’ to Paris, at the end of your memorable vacation! Transfers to Charles De Gaulle Airport are available, conditions apply. (BB) Note: Your coach returns to London from Paris on Day 21. You are welcome to use this complimentary transfer. Drop-off in London will be the Trafalgar London hotel and not the airport. Arrival will be approximately 4.00pm, depending on traffic conditions.

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Lourdes Basilica

European Heritage 27 Days from C$4050

EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES

MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

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• Dover See the White Cliffs. • Amsterdam Orientation tour and visit to a diamond-cutting factory. Excursion to Volendam. • Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine. • Heidelberg View the castle. • Strasbourg Visit the medieval city. • Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument. • Liechtenstein Visit the capital, Vaduz. • Innsbruck View the Golden Roof, Hofburg Palace and Olympic ski-jump. • Salzburg Visit this charming musical town. • Vienna Morning sightseeing tour with your Local Guide. See the Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and Imperial Boulevards. • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Marks Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. • Rome Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica. View the Forum and Colosseum. • Florence Views from Piazzale Michelangelo. • Pisa View the Leaning Tower. • Monaco See the famous Monte Carlo Casino. • Nice Drive along the Promenade des Anglais and see Place Masséna. • South of France Drive through the Camargue. • Barcelona Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. See the Ramblas, Paseo de Gracia and Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia Church. • Madrid Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. See Puerta del Sol and Plaza de España.

• Lourdes View the Basilica and join the torchlight procession. • Biarritz Visit this seaside resort. • Loire Valley View the Château de Blois. • Paris Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. View the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.

INCLUDED DINING

• 25 buffet breakfasts (BB) • 10 three-course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist 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. • Ferry from Dover to Calais. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host in London. • A London airport shuttle service is available. Conditions apply. Please see page 87 for details. • Paris Charles de Gaulle airport transfers are provided on Day 27. Conditions apply, see departure panel on page opposite. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

* DAY 1 DEPART CANADA D

Overnight flight to London. DAY 2 ARRIVE LONDON (2 NIGHTS) Relax after check-in or head out to explore this lively city. Hotel: Hilton Olympia (F) DAY 3 LONDON FREE TIME Today, explore the city at your own pace. See the sights, visit the museums, picnic in the parks or shop on the high streets – the list is endless and the choice is yours! (BB) DAY 4 LONDON – AMSTERDAM (2 NIGHTS) Drive to Dover and see the White Cliffs as you cross the Channel to Calais. Continue through Belgium to Amsterdam, a lively city full of surprises! (BB) Hotel: Ibis Amsterdam Airport (ST) DAY 5 AMSTERDAM ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME See the sights of Amsterdam including the Royal Palace and Dam Square, and visit a diamond polishing center. In Volendam, learn about the arts of cheese and clog making. (BB) DAY 6 AMSTERDAM – RHINE CRUISE – RHINELAND Cross into Germany, then take a scenic cruise along the River Rhine past medieval castles and vineyards. (BB D) Hotel: Ramada Hockenheim (MF) DAY 7 RHINELAND – STRASBOURG – LAKE LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS) Admire Heidelberg Castle, one of the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. Continue via Strasbourg to Lake Lucerne. (BB D) Hotel: Hotel Krone Giswil (ST) DAY 8 LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Your orientation tour includes the poignant Lion Monument and the 14th century wooden Chapel Bridge, with free time afterwards to shop for all things Swiss! (BB D) DAY 9 LAKE LUCERNE – LIECHTENSTEIN – INNSBRUCK Visit Vaduz, capital of Liechtenstein. In Innsbruck, marvel at the Golden Roof, Hofburg and Olympic ski-jump. (BB D) Hotel: Bon Alpina (MF) DAY 10 INNSBRUCK – SALZBURG – VIENNA (2 NIGHTS) Salzburg is a beautiful city! See Mozart’s birthplace and locations where the ‘Sound of Music’ was

27 Days from C$4050 Reference: EEHR Starts Canada

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

End

PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 12 filmed! Later arrive in Vienna. (BB) Hotel: Senator Hotel (F) DAY 11 VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide shows you the sights of Vienna, including the Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and Imperial Boulevards. Spend free time exploring or perhaps take an excursion to the vast Schönbrunn Palace. (BB) DAY 12 VIENNA – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) Continue south via Klagenfurt to the Austrian Riviera. Cross the Italian border, the Alps and the Veneto plains to the Byzantine city of Venice. (BB D) Hotel: Park Hotel Villa Fiorita (F) DAY 13 VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Marvel at the sights as you cruise to St. Mark’s Square by private launch. Enjoy a demonstration of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, with time later to shop and explore. (BB D) DAY 14 VENICE – ROME (2 NIGHTS) Cross the Veneto, traverse the dramatic Apennine Mountains and continue south to the ancient city of Rome. (BB) Hotel: Aran Park (F) DAY 15 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Visit St. Peter’s Basilica with your Local Guide and see Michelangelo’s Pietá. View the Forum and Colosseum in ancient Rome. In your free time, consider a tour of the Sistine Chapel! (BB) DAY 16 ROME – FLORENCE – MONTECATINI Explore Renaissance Florence, with time to shop for high quality leather and gold. Dine tonight at your hotel in Montecatini. (BB D) Hotel: Tuscany Inn (F) DAY 17 MONTECATINI – PISA – MONACO – NICE (2 NIGHTS) View the Leaning Tower of Pisa in the Square of Miracles. Follow the coast to Monaco and continue to Nice on the glamorous French Riviera. (BB) Hotel: All Seasons (MF) DAY 18 NICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Admire the Promenade des Anglais and Place Masséna. Spend free time exploring, relaxing or perhaps swim in the Mediterranean Sea! (BB) DAY 19 NICE – BARCELONA (2 NIGHTS) Your splendid journey continues along the coast, through the Camargue and across the Pyrenées to Barcelona. (BB D) Hotel: Husa Via Barcelona (F)

DAY 20 BARCELONA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME In Barcelona, your Local Guide shows you the sights including the Ramblas and the Sagrada Familia. Afterwards, discover the delights of the city at your own pace. (BB) DAY 21 BARCELONA – MADRID (2 NIGHTS) Drive through the sprawling vineyards of Catalonia and the arid hills of Aragon to the Spanish capital, Madrid. (BB) Hotel: Sunotel Amaral (MF) DAY 22 MADRID SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME See Puerta del Sol and Plaza de Espãna during your sightseeing tour with your Local Guide. Later, consider an excursion to Toledo. (BB) DAY 23 MADRID – LOURDES Cross into France and visit Lourdes, home of St. Bernadette, to see the basilica above the grotto. (BB D) Hotel: Best Western Christina (ST) DAY 24 LOURDES – BORDEAUX Spend the morning relaxing or exploring. Later, drive via the charming resort of Biarritz to Bordeaux, where you dine tonight. (BB D) Hotel: Ibis Bordeaux Meriadeck (ST) DAY 25 BORDEAUX – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) Travel to the Loire Valley and view the Château de Blois, where Joan of Arc was blessed before battle with the English. Arrive later in the glittering capital, Paris. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Pantin (ST) DAY 26 PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Admire the sights of Paris with your Local Guide, including the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral. Spend free time seeing more of this city or enjoy an optional guided visit to the Louvre Museum. Tonight, why not see a famous cabaret show? (BB) DAY 27 PARIS – CANADA D After breakfast, it’s ‘au revoir’ to Paris, your Travel Director and traveling companions at the end of your memorable European vacation! Transfers to Charles De Gaulle Airport are available, conditions apply. (BB) Note: Your coach returns to London from Paris on Day 27. You are welcome to use this complimentary transfer. Drop-off in London will be the Trafalgar London hotel and not at the airport. Arrival will be approximately 4.00pm, depending on traffic conditions.

Ends Canada

Land Only

Thu 28 Mar

Tue 23 Apr

4050

Thu 4 Apr

Tue 30 Apr

4050

Thu 11 Apr

Tue 7 May

4050

Thu 18 Apr

Tue 14 May

4099

Thu 25 Apr

Tue 21 May

4099

Thu 2 May

Tue 28 May

4085

Thu 9 May

Tue 4 Jun

4085

Thu 16 May

Tue 11 Jun

4085

Thu 23 May

Tue 18 Jun

4085

Thu 30 May

Tue 25 Jun

4085

Thu 6 Jun

Tue 2 Jul

4085

Thu 13 Jun

Tue 9 Jul

4085

Thu 20 Jun

Tue 16 Jul

4050

Thu 27 Jun

Tue 23 Jul

4050

Thu 4 Jul

Tue 30 Jul

4050

Thu 11 Jul

Tue 6 Aug

4050

Thu 18 Jul

Tue 13 Aug

4050

Thu 25 Jul

Tue 20 Aug

4050

Thu 1 Aug

Tue 27 Aug

4050

Thu 8 Aug

Tue 3 Sep

4050

Thu 15 Aug

Tue 10 Sep

4075

Thu 22 Aug

Tue 17 Sep

4075

Thu 29 Aug

Tue 24 Sep

4135

Thu 5 Sep

Tue 1 Oct

4135

Thu 12 Sep

Tue 8 Oct

4135

Thu 19 Sep

Tue 15 Oct

4135

Thu 26 Sep

Tue 22 Oct

4085

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$414 p.p. C$310 p.p. C$207 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

C$207 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount Single Room Supplement 28 Mar & 20 Jun - 15 Aug 2013 All other departures Triple Room Reduction

C$400 C$1140 C$1190 C$60

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. Unused London Accommodation: Prices are per person per night

C$120

Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 27 to Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport will arrive at the airport at 08.00am.

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 pages 14-15.

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Acropolis, Athens

European Discoverer & Cruise Option

34 Days from C$4985 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

• Schaffhausen Stop to view the Rhine Falls.

• Paris Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. Enjoy views of Notre Dame & the Eiffel Tower.

• Heidelberg View the castle.

• Tours View the cathedral.

• Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine. • Amsterdam See Dam Square and the Mint Tower.

• Pamplona Orientation of this famous city.

INCLUDED DINING

• Barcelona Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. View Sagrada Familia Cathedral. • South of France Drive through the Camargue. • Nice Orientation tour. • Monaco View the Old Town.

EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES

• Black Forest See this beautiful forested region.

• Biarritz Visit the seaside resort. • Madrid Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. See Plaza de España and Puerta del Sol.

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• Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument.

• Dover See the White Cliffs.

• Pisa View the Leaning Tower. • Florence Panoramic city views from Piazzale Michelangelo. • Rome Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. Visit St. Peter’s and view the Forum and Colosseum. • Athens Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. Visit the ancient Acropolis, Parthenon and see the Temple of Zeus.

• 32 buffet breakfasts (BB) • 11 three-course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist 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. • Ferry Dover to Calais and return. • Overnight mini cruise – Bari or Brindisi to Patras and Patras to Ancona. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host in London.

• Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island.

• A London airport shuttle service is available. Conditions apply. Please see page 87 for details.

• Vienna Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. See the Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and Imperial Boulevards.

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.

• Innsbruck See the Golden Roof & Hofburg Palace. • Liechtenstein Visit the capital, Vaduz.

• J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

* DAY 1 DEPART CANADA D

Overnight flight to London. DAY 2 ARRIVE LONDON (2 NIGHTS) Relax after check-in or head out to explore this lively city. Hotel: Ibis Earls Court (MF) DAY 3 LONDON FREE TIME Today, explore the city at your own pace. See the sights, visit the museums, picnic in the parks or shop on the high streets – the list is endless and the choice is yours! (BB) DAY 4 LONDON – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) Greetings from your Travel Director. See the White Cliffs of Dover as you board the ferry to Calais in France. Arrive later in the glittering capital, Paris. (BB) Hotel: Apogia (F) DAY 5 PARIS SIGHTSEEING Admire the sights with your Local Guide including the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées and Notre Dame. Spend time afterwards exploring. (BB) DAY 6 PARIS – TOURS – BORDEAUX Drive through the Loire Valley and view the cathedral at Tours. Dine tonight at your hotel in Bordeaux. (BB D) Hotel: Campanile Pessac (F) DAY 7 BORDEAUX – PAMPLONA Explore the glamorous resort of Biarritz. Continue into Spain via San Sebastian to Pamplona, famous for its annual bull run. (BB D) Hotel: Abba Reino de Navarra (MF) DAY 8 PAMPLONA – MADRID (2 NIGHTS) Traverse the splendid landscape through Rioja to the capital, Madrid. (BB) Hotel: Agumar (F) DAY 9 MADRID SIGHTSEEING Your Local Guide shows you all Madrid’s sights including Puerta del Sol and Plaza de España, with time to explore on your own or relax. (BB) DAY 10 MADRID – BARCELONA (2 NIGHTS) Cross the Spanish Meseta, and pass Catalonia’s sprawling vineyards en route to Barcelona. (BB) Hotel: Abba Garden (MF) DAY 11 BARCELONA SIGHTSEEING Highlights of your sightseeing tour with your Local Guide include views of the city from Montjuic and Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia. (BB)

34 Days from C$4985 Reference: EDIS Starts Canada

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

End

PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 14 DAY 12 BARCELONA – NICE (2 NIGHTS) Head north into France and follow the Camargue to Provence. Drive along the glittering Côte d’Azur to the city of Nice. (BB) Hotel: Apogia (F) DAY 13 NICE SIGHTSEEING Drive along the Promenade des Anglais during your orientation tour, with time to explore and shop. (BB) DAY 14 NICE – MONACO – PISA – MONTECATINI Explore Monaco’s Old Town, then follow the spectacular coastline to Italy. In Pisa, view the famous Leaning Tower. (BB D) Hotel: Tuscany Inn (F) DAY 15 MONTECATINI – FLORENCE – ROME (2 NIGHTS) Experience the sights and delights of Renaissance Florence. Arrive later in Rome, the Eternal City. (BB) Hotel: Aran Park (F) DAY 16 ROME SIGHTSEEING Admire the landmarks with your Local Guide including the Forum and Colosseum. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica. Afterwards, shop or perhaps explore the Sistine Chapel. (BB) DAY 17 ROME – BAY OF NAPLES Drive south to the Bay of Naples. Why not join an optional excursion to the excavations at Pompeii? (BB D) Hotel: Stabia (F) DAY 18 BAY OF NAPLES – BARI – AT SEA Travel east across Italy via Puglia to the port of Bari. (BB D) DAY 19 AT SEA – PATRAS – ATHENS (4 NIGHTS) Cross the Ionian Sea to the Greek port of Patras and continue by road to Athens. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Athens (F) DAY 20 TO DAY 22 ATHENS – FREE TIME There is plenty of time for you to explore the fascinating ancient city of Athens! Why not join our three-day Aegean Cruise? (See box opposite.) (BB BB BB) DAY 23 ATHENS SIGHTSEEING – AT SEA Admire the sights with your Local Guide including the Parthenon, Acropolis and Temple of Zeus. In Patras, board your ship for an overnight cruise to Ancona. (BB D)

DAY 24 ANCONA – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) Disembark and cross the dramatic Apennines. Continue via Bologna to Venice. (BB D) Hotel: Sirio (F) DAY 25 VENICE ORIENTATION Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. Enjoy a glassblowing demonstration at a traditional workshop. Spend time afterwards exploring. (BB D) DAY 26 VENICE – VIENNA (2 NIGHTS) Drive through the Carnic Alps and the spectacular Austrian Lake District to Vienna. (BB) Hotel: Austria Trend Hotel Bosei (MF) DAY 27 VIENNA SIGHTSEEING The Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament – your Local Guide shows you the sights of this illustrious city. (BB) DAY 28 VIENNA – INNSBRUCK Head west through the picturesque Salzkammergut to Innsbruck. (BB D) Hotel: Bon Alpina (MF) DAY 29 INNSBRUCK – VADUZ – LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS) Visit Vaduz, capital of Liechtenstein, then drive through scenic Alpine landscapes to lovely Lake Lucerne. (BB) Hotel: Weinhof (ST) DAY 30 LUCERNE ORIENTATION View the Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument. Afterwards, perhaps take a wonderful mountain excursion. (BB D) DAY 31 LUCERNE – HEIDELBERG – RHINELAND Marvel at the mighty Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen. Continue through the Black Forest to Heidelberg. (BB D) Hotel: Ramada Neustadt (MF) DAY 32 RHINELAND – RHINE CRUISE – AMSTERDAM Experience a relaxing cruise through the Rhine Valley. Then continue northwards to lively Amsterdam. (BB) Hotel: Ibis Amsterdam Airport (ST) DAY 33 AMSTERDAM – LONDON Drive to Calais and board the ferry back to Dover. Arrive later by coach in London. (BB) Hotel: Ibis Earls Court (MF) DAY 34 LONDON – CANADA D Say farewell to your traveling companions as you fly home. (BB)

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Ends Canada

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Land Only

10 May 17 May 24 May 31 May 7 Jun 14 Jun 21 Jun 28 Jun 5 Jul 12 Jul 19 Jul 26 Jul 2 Aug 9 Aug 16 Aug 23 Aug 30 Aug 6 Sep 13 Sep 20 Sep 27 Sep 4 Oct 11 Oct 18 Oct 25 Oct

4985 4985 4985 4985 5035 5035 5035 5050 5250 5325 5325 5325 5299 5299 5299 5299 5299 5299 5299 5299 5065 5125 5125 5125 5035

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$533 p.p. C$399 p.p. C$266 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

C$266 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

C$510

Single Room Supplement 2 Jun - 18 Aug 2013 All other departures

C$1820 C$1620

Triple Room Reduction

C$70

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. Unused London Accommodation: Prices are per person per night

C$95

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 14-15.

OPTIONAL 3-DAY AEGEAN CRUISE On day 20 you have the opportunity to take a 3-day Aegean cruise aboard a Louis Cruise Line ship around the magical Greek Isles. Excellent on-board facilities include a plunge pool, casino and library. Price for a 3 day Aegean Cruise From: Inside C$375 Single Supp C$55 Ref: EDMM (Moderate) From: Outside C$450 Single Supp C$55 Ref: EDSM (Superior) The above prices include port taxes, tips and fuel surcharge and are accurate as of July 2012. For up-to-date pricing and availability please see our website. Triple cabin reduction available. DAY 19 ARRIVE ATHENS Itinerary remains the same up to Day 19 with arrival into Athens. DAY 20 EMBARK PIRAEUS – MYKONOS Board your ship in Piraeus harbor and cruise to stylish Mykonos. Enjoy time here before the cruise continues. (Breakfast is included at the hotel). (B L D) DAY 21 KUSADASI – PATMOS Arrive early this morning at Kusadasi with time for an excursion to the ruins of Ephesus. Sail to Patmos with time to visit the Fortress Monastery. (B L D) DAY 22 HERAKLION – SANTORINI Arrive in Heraklion on the island of Crete. Continue to the volcanic island of Santorini, explore or consider joining an optional shore excursion to Oia and Fira. (B L D) DAY 23 RETURN ATHENS (PIRAEUS) Disembark early this morning and rejoin the trip – See Day 23 opposite. (B L D)

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HOTELS: WHERE YOU WILL STAY

Demidoff Florence (F), Italy

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 the daily itineraries.

Novotel Tours Sud (MF), France

Hilton Olympia London (MF), UK

Mercure Séte Balaruc Les Bains (F), France

Holiday Inn Munich South (F), Germany

Quid Hotel Venice (F), Italy

Melia Roma Aurelia Antica (F), Italy

HOTEL CATEGORY KEY:  SF = Superior First Class  F =First Class  MF = Moderate First Class  ST = Superior Tourist

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HOTELS: WHERE YOU CAN EXTEND YOUR STAY If your itinerary begins or ends in London or one of the cities listed below, you can extend your stay before or after your trip. Only Trafalgar guests qualify for these special offers. Check the itinerary pages for the hotel in which your trip starts or ends, choose how many nights you want to extend your stay and ask your Travel Agent to make the additional reservation when you book your vacation.

TRAFALGAR’S LONDON HOTELS C$ prices per person per night. Ibis Earls Court: High: 01/05/13 - 31/10/13, Low: 28/03/13 - 30/04/13. Hotel

Category

Single Room

Twin Room

Triple Room

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High

Low

High

Low

Hilton Olympia

MF

212

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153

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N/A

High N/A

Ibis Earls Court

M

158

201

101

128

N/A

N/A

Jurys Inn Islington

MF

240

-

154

-

151

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WHAT THE PRICE INCLUDES

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

DEPARTURE FROM LONDON Departure from London: In London all group coach vacations depart from Trafalgar’s London Reception Centre. Pick-ups on the morning of departure for London-starting vacations are only included from the London hotel (see itinerary page for details) and if accommodations have been reserved through Trafalgar at this hotel. All other guests are required to make their way to our London Reception Centre on the departure morning. Please also remember to reconfirm your departure morning information by contacting our London Reception Centre at +4420 7620 8900 or email us at: london.24x7@travcorpuk.com

TRAFALGAR’S EUROPEAN HOTELS City

Hotel C$ per person per night

Single

Twin

Amsterdam Athens Barcelona Berlin Copenhagen Dublin Frankfurt Madrid Madrid Madrid Madrid Milan Munich Palermo Paris Paris Paris Paris Paris Paris Paris Rome Rome Rome Rome Rome Rome Rome Varese Venice

Ibis Amsterdam Airport* Zafolia Hotel Abba Garden* Grand City Hotel Berlin East Bella Sky Comwell Jurys Inn Parnell Street Mercure Neu Isenburg Agumar Novotel Campo de las Naciones Novotel Puente de la Paz Hotel Praga Milton Hotel Holiday Inn Munich South Astoria Palace Alliance St Ouen Concorde Montparnasse* ** Courtyard Paris Arcueil Delos Vaugirard Mercure La Defense 5 Mercure Pantin* Novotel Gare Montparnasse* ** Aran Park Ergife Hotel Melia Roma Aurelia Antica Papillo

148 192 151 126 177 144 112 146 127 127 141 130 124 126 189 307 243 181 199 189 307 181 177 169 162 187 239 162 130 156

103 120 101 88 108 97 78 90 88 88 89 92 86 90 117 179 138 130 122 117 169 122 128 126 115 126 169 115 86 114

Pinewood

Villa Pamphili Waldorf Capolago Hotel Antony Hotel

*Seasonal supplements apply. **Certain days of the week attract a supplement Transfers are not included in these offers but Trafalgar can provide airport/hotel transfers. Please ask for transfer prices at the time of booking your extra night accommodation.

FREE TRANSFERS IN EUROPE Trafalgar bonus: All Trafalgar guests receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttlebus in many European gateway cities, on the arrival and departure day of their vacation at the times specified on the individual itinerary pages (see below for transfer information for London). Any guests whose flight times do not coincide with the shuttle bus transfer timings may choose to book and purchase a transfer. Additionally, guests arriving before or leaving after the scheduled vacation may also book and buy a transfer through Trafalgar providing they also purchase the additional pre and post trip hotel night/s from Trafalgar. A Trafalgar bonus in the Eastern Mediterranean region: Trafalgar is pleased to offer complimentary airport transfers at any time either on the first and last day of the trip or on other days in conjunction with pre and post trip accommodations booked through Trafalgar.

GATEWAY AIRPORT

INBOUND

OUTBOUND

Amsterdam

09:00, 11:30 & 14:30

N/A

Athens

Any time, any day

Any time, any day

Barcelona

09:30, 12:00 & 14:30

08:00

Berlin (Brandenburg)

N/A

08:00 & 10:00

Copenhagen

09:00, 12:00 & 15.30

N/A

Dublin

08:30, 11:00 & 13.00

07:30, 09:30 & 11:30

Frankfurt (Main)

09:30, 12:00 & 14:30

08:00 & 10:00

Madrid

10:30, 13:00 & 15.30

08:30 & 11:00

Milan Malpensa

09:00, 12:30 & 15:30

07:30, 10:30

Munich

10:00 & 13:00

09:30

Palermo

N/A

08:00

Paris (Charles de Gaulle)*

08:00, 11:00 & 14.00

08:00 & 11:30

Paris (Charles de Gaulle)**

08:00, 11:00 & 14.00

08:00

Rome (Fiumicino)

09:30, 12:30 & 15.30

07:00 & 09:30

Venice

N/A

08:00 & 09:30

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

TRANSFERS TO & FROM LONDON HEATHROW DIRECT TO YOUR LONDON HOTEL Transfers can be expensive, particularly between the airport and your London hotel. But when you book your Trafalgar vacation and take advantage of Trafalgar’s Air and Land packages, we have included a FREE transfer to and from London’s airports* and your hotel. For guests who have their own flight arrangements we are giving you the opportunity to purchase inexpensive transfers to and from London’s Heathrow Airport* to the door of your Trafalgar London hotel: C$39 per person per single trip from/to Heathrow Airport

TRANSFER TERMS & CONDITIONS TRANSFER TERMS AND CONDITIONS: 1. For included and chargeable transfers: Your Travel Agent provides detailed flight information to Trafalgar no fewer than 21 days prior to departure. Once transfers are booked they cannot be changed. 2. For London arrivals, you must stay at the suggested London hotel booked by Trafalgar on the night of your arrival and the night prior to your departure date. 3. Trafalgar only includes one inbound and one outbound transfer. 4. In the event of flight delays outside of Trafalgar’s control, the transfers will be deemed to be cancelled. 5. All transfers are based on group transfers. No refund is therefore available for missed transfers, or guests not using this service. 6. In the event of unforeseen events (such as road or rail works, strikes or demonstrations), Trafalgar will not be responsible for delayed or cancelled transfers. *Heathrow Airport: Guests will be picked up and dropped off in time to meet all flights booked to/from London’s Heathrow Airport. Gatwick Airport: Guests who have booked air and land packages through Trafalgar arriving/departing at London’s Gatwick Airport, will be provided with a Gatwick Express Voucher. The Gatwick Express train journey to/from Gatwick to/from London’s Victoria Station takes 30 minutes. Guests then need to make their own way from Victoria Station to/from their Trafalgar hotel.

For further information visit www.trafalgar.com

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TRAFALGAR’S LONDON RECEPTION CENTRE

London Reception Centre

Your home away from home A friendly welcome awaits you at Trafalgar’s London Reception Centre, your contact for all itineraries commencing in London. Our aim is to make your stay in London as enjoyable as possible, so drop in and take advantage of our services and facilities. Talk to our highly trained Local Hosts, make use of free internet access or read up on the latest news with our daily newspapers.

Book London Sightseeing & Attractions We offer a great range of sightseeing excursions in and around the city, plus priority entry tickets to London’s famous attractions, so you can save time and book directly with us!

Hospitality Service If you’re staying in a Trafalgar hotel, your Trafalgar Local Host will visit daily to provide you with important departure information, book London sightseeing and tickets for you, and offer any further assistance. Please check the hotel noticeboard for visiting hours and information or ask the concierge.

Currency Packs Currency Packs are available from your Travel Director on the morning you depart from the London Reception Centre for Europe. They contain enough currency to get you started in each country you visit.

Enjoy the services and local knowledge of our Local Hosts

Summer Opening Hours 8 April – 25 October, 2013: Sunday to Thursday 5am – 7pm, Friday & Saturday 5am – 8pm Until 8 April 2013, the centre operates on winter opening hours, daily 7am – 7pm.

Address & Contact Details The London Reception Centre is located close to Waterloo train station and opposite the famous London Eye: 79 York Road, London SE1 7NJ, Tel: +44 (0) 207 620 8900 General Email: London.24x7@travcorpuk.com City Breaks Email: City.Breaks@travcorpuk.com

OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABLE TOURISM Trafalgar, as part of The Travel Corporation, is proud to be using 100% recycled paper for the body of our brochures. Some of the positive impacts of this include saving more than 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. When you travel with us, you’re also reducing your carbon footprint. Coach travel is proven to emit less carbon or greenhouse gas per person than traveling by car^.

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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

*Calculations based on data from the Environmental Defense Fund ^Source: DEFRA Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Conversion figures June 2009 Source: DEFRA (UK Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) www.defra.gov.uk/environment/business/reporting/conversion-factors.htm

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Lake District, England

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.

EXPRESS CHECK-IN: Don’t forget to check-in before you go on vacation. For more information refer to page 90.

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.

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 LAND-only 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 14-15 for full details.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO GUIDE: For a complete guide to Europe, 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 the Europe guide. For more information log on to www.trafalgar.com

Travel together on a customized group vacation

For further information visit www.trafalgar.com

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DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT... EXPRESS CHECK-IN the ultimate hassle-free vacation experience

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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TRAFALGAR’S

TRAVEL PROTECTION 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$2,000 C$129 per person Over

C$2,001 - C$3,500

C$199 per person

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 non-transferable and nonrefundable 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). 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 1-866-5804869. 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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BOOKING CONDITIONS YOUR GUIDED VACATION BOOKING Trafalgar Tours of Canada Ltd is the ‘Sales Company’; Trafalgar Tours Limited is the ‘Operator’; collectively these companies are referred to as ‘Trafalgar’. Your agreement is with Trafalgar and a contract will come into existence between us when you make a reservation with us. The invalidity of any of the provisions hereof shall not affect the validity of any of the other provisions, and the agreement shall be construed as though such invalid provision had never been contained herein. 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 constitutes 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. Guided Vacation: By air-conditioned luxury motorcoaches. Please note that on London sightseeing, motorcoaches without toilet facilities are used. In the Middle East and Morocco air-conditioned motorcoaches (or minibuses in Israel) 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 Accommodation: Prices are per person and based on two persons sharing a twin-bedded room with private bath or shower. 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. Availability of triple rooms is limited. Note that single rooms in European hotels are generally smaller than twin-bedded rooms and that European hotel standards, facilities and services provided may vary from those in other parts of the world and are often local in style. Substitute hotels may sometimes be used at certain times and will be of similar standard whenever possible. There are a limited number of twin-shared rooms available with our Guaranteed Room Share Service. Special room requests such as smoking/non-smoking, adjacent, connecting or lower-floor rooms must be requested at time of booking. These special room requests cannot be guaranteed and are based on availability at time of check-in. 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 only by a professional Travel Director. On City Breaks there may be a Local Host instead of a Travel Director. Please refer to individual itinerary pages. Meals: Continental or buffet breakfast will be provided on all vacations except in Ireland and provincial Britain (not including London) and Scandinavia where full national style breakfasts are served. Dinners are included as detailed on itineraries. All meals are included on cruises. 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: Due to limited coach capacity, a single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30”x18”x10” (76x46x25cm) and weight not exceeding 50 lbs (23kg). Please note that some airlines restrict checked luggage allowance - check with your airline. A charge of approximately 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 the suitcase exceeds the established weight and/or dimensions. This is not assurance that luggage in excess of limits on size, weight and number of pieces will be permitted. Please note that we cannot guarantee that more than one suitcase will be allowed onboard the coach. Carry-on/hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12”x11”x6” (30x28x14 cm) in order to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead compartment. Carry-on/ hand luggage handling is the responsibility of each guided vacation guest and must be taken on and off the motorcoach by you each day of the guided vacation. Please note that 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 for safety reasons. Trafalgar and Trafalgar’s affiliated entities shall not be liable for any loss or damage to baggage or any of the guest’s belongings. Guests should report any lost items to the Travel Director who will assist in completing a lost property form that can be used for any insurance claim in this matter. However, Trafalgar cannot assist in locating any lost items once the guest has disembarked or completed the trip as the case may be. 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 the most current baggage regulations and related fees. Trafalgar is not responsible for additional fees imposed by air carriers regarding baggage. Tips/Gratuities: All tips are included for services on guided vacations provided by dining-room waiters, chambermaids and porters at hotels, airports and docks. NOT INCLUDED IN THE GUIDED VACATION PRICE Any items and matters referred to above, including, all airfares and air-related charges between your gateway city and your destination); 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 nongovernmental 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 Guided Vacation Only $200 Final Payment prior to departure date 45 days 1. Your 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. Final payment for your land reservation will be due no later than 45 days prior to the departure date. 3. Payment in full will be required at time of booking for reservations made less than 45 days prior to the departure date. 4. Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel the reservation and impose cancellation charges if any payment is not received within the above specified periods. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost land and air reservations.

5. Credit Card Bookings: Trafalgar should be advised of your credit card number when making your reservation directly with us. Verbal authorization of your credit card confirms your reservation. For security purposes, we are required to collect the guest’s credit card billing address as well as the customer verification code (MasterCard the 3 digit CVC2 code, Visa the 3 digit CW2 code or American Express the 4 digit CID code). 6. Any special meal requirements will be made on a REQUEST basis only and must be advised at the time of booking. Trafalgar cannot guarantee special meal requests, nor will Trafalgar assume any responsibility or liability if guests’ special meal requests are not fulfilled. 7. Your Travel Agent shall hold all monies for each and every person named in the booking until the booking is confirmed. When confirmed, your Travel Agent shall provide those monies promptly to us. You consent to us depositing monies received by us as required by law. We will be entitled to keep interest earned on monies. You consent that all monies paid to us whether through your Travel Agent, by deposit or otherwise, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit. Travel Documents: Travel documents will be sent to you approximately 21 days prior to the guided vacation departure date (provided full payment was received on time). 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. For the documents to be issued the guest must give complete names as per passport, nationality, passport numbers, and dates of birth. Passports & Visas: All passengers require a valid passport valid for 6 months after their trip return date and may require visas. Some countries require multiple visas. For specific Visa requirements at time of booking please contact your Travel agent for more details. It is the guests’ responsibility to ensure he/she travels with the appropriate  documents. Please ask your Travel Agent for advice. Please note that entry to another country may be refused even if the required information and travel documents are complete. Obtaining and carrying these documents is your sole responsibility. Trafalgar will not be responsible for advising and/ or obtaining required travel documentation for any guest, or for any delays, damages, and/or losses including missed portions of your vacation related to improper documentation. Due to government imposed security/ immigration measures, passport and emergency contact information is required for all guests prior to the release of travel documents. At time of printing (see back cover) Canadian Passport holders require visas for the following countries Belarus and Russia. For specific Visa requirements at time of booking please contact your Travel agent or Trafalgar for more details. It is the passengers’ responsibility to ensure he/she travels with the appropriate  documents. Please ask your Travel Agent for advice. Please note that entry to another country may be refused even if the required information and travel documents are complete. 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 days of departure date will be treated as a cancellation. Cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date and the guided 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 days prior to the guided vacation departure date, deposit will be retained along with the Travel Protection payment. • If full payment is not received 45 days prior to departure date, Trafalgar has the right to cancel your reservation. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost reservations. • Notice of cancellation must be made in writing directly to Trafalgar or through your Travel Agent. Please also refer to Trafalgar’s Travel Protection. The following charges will apply when notice of cancellation is given after the booking is confirmed: GUIDED VACATION only No. of days prior to guided Cancellation Fee as % vacation departure date of total price Over 45 days Loss 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) GUIDED VACATION with Louis Cruises No. of days prior to guided Cancellation Fee as % vacation departure date of total price Over 45 days Loss of Deposit 45-22 days 25% 21-8 days 50% Less than 7 days/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). • Cancellation fees apply to additional accommodation prior to and after the guided vacation or cruise reserved through Trafalgar and are additional to any cancellation fees or other charges that may be levied by your Travel Agent • Additional hotel accommodation cancelled within 14 days of booked date will incur a 100% cancellation fee. For cancellation outside 14 days before the booked date the following fees will be charged: Over 45 days $35 per person 45-22 days 25% of price for the accommodation 21-15 days 30% of price for the accommodation • Travel Agent fees and cancellation charges may also apply. • Airline Flights/Tickets: After deposit has been received, any change incurs a $35 service fee per person PLUS any additional change/cancellation fee imposed by the Airline. Some airfares including published fares booked by Trafalgar are non-changeable and non-refundable. • P ort charges and taxes may be refundable if they have been paid prior to cancelling your trip subject to any administration fees that may be applied. • Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements that you or your party has made outside Trafalgar and which are affected by our cancellations. If the reason for your cancellation is covered under your insurance, you may be able to reclaim these charges from your insurer. You or your travel agent are responsible to make the claim to your insurer. Illness or Absence: Early departure expenses are the guest’s responsibility. There is no refund for absence or early departure from a guided 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 further 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. Air Cancellation: Prior to airline ticketing, a service fee $35 per person and after airline ticketing a service fee of $75 per person, plus any airline imposed penalties which may be up to 100% of the air ticket price, will be charged. If paper tickets are issued, no refund will be made for cancelled air tickets until after the paper tickets are returned to Trafalgar. Non-refundable tickets cannot be refunded. Please ensure any returned guided vacation document which contains airline tickets is sent by certified or registered mail. Lost ticket replacement can take up to one year and processing fees may be assessed. 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. 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, airlines 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. 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: • Guests must advise Trafalgar, in advance, as early as possible, of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodating. Trafalgar will make reasonable modifications to its policies, practices and procedures when necessary, unless doing so will fundamentally alter the nature of the services provided. • Guests must ensure they are medically and physically able to travel. • Trafalgar may impose safety requirements. Trafalgar may exclude an individual from participating in a guided 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. • Trafalgar does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as eating, toileting or dressing). A traveler who requires services of a personal nature (eating, toileting , dressing or pushing wheelchairs, 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. • Regrettably, 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 behavior is, 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 18 years old 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 time of travel to be eligible for the applicable discount and is limited to one Young Traveler discount per room. 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. Holidays & Changes: During local or national holidays, certain facilities such as museums, sightseeing trips and shopping may be limited or unavailable. In such instances itinerary changes are made by Trafalgar seeking to reduce inconvenience to guests. Such changes are deemed not to be a major change to the itinerary, and no compensation will be payable to guests. Holidays, closing days and other circumstances may necessitate a change of the day of the week for scheduled highlight dinners, sightseeing or other activities. If, you feel your enjoyment might be diminished by any of these circumstances please check with the respective national tourist office before selecting a specific departure date. Extended stays: If you arranged with us to remain at a destination before or after your guided 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. 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 is only responsible for the services of reservations and ticketing. It does not accept any responsibility or liability for any of the acts, omissions or defaults, whether negligent or otherwise, of any of the companies of the Trafalgar group of companies. 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 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 current brochure on the market. See back cover for brochure version and print date. Major Credit Cards Accepted

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