CostSaver Europe & Britain 2014 (CAN)
We’ve designed our CostSaver range to give you amazing value – without compromising on the quality you expect from our guided vacations. By including all the essentials and giving you free time to explore, we help you see and do more for your money.
2014 Europe & Britain Save up to 30% versus booking on your own Plus enjoy great Early Payment Discounts 9 2 1 C$ y a d r pe from INCLUDED BREAKFAST & SELECTED DINNERS INCLUDED 3 & 4 STAR HOTELS INCLUDED MUST-SEE SIGHTS $ 154 ay per d from Emperor's Canal, Amsterdam Value travel without compromise Weâ€™ve designed our CostSaver range to give you amazing value â€“ without compromising on the quality you expect from our guided vacations. By including all the essentials and giving you free time to explore, we help you see and do more for your money. ALL ED D INCLU OM FR C$ 129 per d ay 02 St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow Temple Bar, Dublin Eiffel Tower, Paris Save up to 30% See more on page 07 Our CostSaver guided vacations save you up to 30% compared to going it alone, thanks to our local contacts and smart negotiating. This means you get the best price – without missing out on seeing the things that are important to you. Free time and choice See more on page 10 CostSaver vacations are flexible – letting you tailor your trip and choose whether to spend your free time exploring on your own or joining in one of our Optional Experiences. A name you can trust Must-see sights included See more on page 10 As we’re part of the Trafalgar family, who’ve been creating incredible guided vacations for 67 years, you can travel knowing you have the value of a CostSaver vacation, but the quality and confidence of booking with an award-winning travel company. We make sure you get to see the iconic sights in each place you visit – brought to life with insights and stories from our expert Travel Directors. See more on page 06 Extra savings See more on page 14 Expert Travel Directors See more on page 09 Our experienced multilingual Travel Directors are full of local knowledge and expertise. Whether it’s discovering iconic landmarks or recommending their favorite restaurant, they’ll help you make the most of your trip. You can save even more with our range of additional discounts, including Early Payment, Frequent Traveler, Room Sharing and Young Travelers Discounts. Included meals See more on page 11 Quality hotels guaranteed Our hotels feature comfortable twin rooms, and always have private facilities. To give you a hassle-free stay, we include hotel service charges, tips and porterage. We include buffet breakfasts each day and up to half your dinners, with local dishes on the menu to give a really authentic taste. And we intentionally leave lunch and the rest of your dinners to you, to give you even more freedom. See more on page 12 Luxury coach travel See more on page 13 Specialist Local Guides See more on page 09 We've connected with many Local Guides across Europe and Great Britain. They provide you with a unique spin on the history, culture and lifestyle of the destination, sharing personal stories of their region. Our chauffeur-driven coaches let you travel worry-free, with all the driving and parking done for you by our professional Drivers. These luxury coaches also have comfy seats and panoramic windows so you can sit back and enjoy the view. For further information visit www.trafalgar.com/CostSaver 03 Venice, Italy Contents Value travel without compromise A trusted name in travel How you'll save up to 30% Traveling together Must-see sights and free time Local dining experiences Quality hotels guaranteed The perfect way to travel Great savings and discounts 2 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 Regional Experiences Great Britain & Ireland BTOB 8 Days Taste of Britain IRWO 9 Days Irish Wonder BIDE BEAI BIEX BIXP 11 Days Britain & Ireland Delight 12 Days England & Scotland Heritage 16 Days Britain & Ireland Experience 23 Days Britain & Ireland Explorer 36 – 37 38 – 39 40 – 41 42 – 43 44 – 45 46 – 47 Regional Experiences Italy & Combinations IJWL ITAD IHLKA ITSE ITSI 8 Days Jewels of Italy 9 Days Italian Dream 9 Days Highlights of the Italian Lakes 11 Days Italian Scene 14 Days Splendors of Italy 16 – 17 18 - 19 20 – 21 22 – 23 24 – 25 Regional Experiences Central & Eastern Europe GHIG 13 Days Highlights of Germany 48 – 49 50 – 51 52 – 53 54 – 55 CCOX 11 Days Imperial Highlights CHNE 16 Days Highlights of Bohemia SCOS 17 Days Cossack Explorer Regional Experiences Spain, Portugal, Morocco & France SPAX 10 Days Spanish Experience SPIM 13 Days Impressions of Spain & Portugal SPAN 14 Days Iberian Explorer SMHIA 17 Days Highlights of Spain, Morocco & Portugal FHIG 14 Days Highlights of France 26 – 27 28 – 29 30 – 31 32 – 33 34 – 35 Regional Experiences Eastern Mediterranean CGIH 11 Days Greek Island Explorer 56 – 57 04 Cycladic architecture, Santorini Local crafts, Morocco City Breaks European Discoveries EGOEA 9 Days Glimpse of Europe ETRVA 11 Days London to Rome Highlights ESPMB 14 Days European Delight EFIS EEXP 16 Days European Adventures 15 Days European Experience 58 – 59 60 – 61 62 – 63 64 – 65 66 – 67 68 – 69 70 – 71 72 – 73 74 – 75 76 – 77 78 – 79 Perfect for travelers who want to explore independently, our City Breaks give you ample free time to discover Europe your way; and your accommodations, breakfasts, services of a Local Host and even city sightseeing with expert Local Guides are all taken care of. Regional Experiences Ideal if you want a more in-depth exploration of a particular country or region, on our Regional Experiences you’ll travel by luxury coach and stay longer in popular cities. You discover must-see sights and unique local traditions with your Travel Director and Local Guides, can pick Optional Experiences to add on, all your accommodations, buffet breakfasts and up to half your dinners are included. EELMA 15 Days European Magic EACCA 17 Days European Accent EIMP ECAV EEHR 18 Days European Impressions 21 Days European Cavalcade 27 Days European Heritage EDIS 34 Days European Discoverer & Cruise Option City Breaks JIL5 LLPM LPRM 8 Days London Week 9 Days London & Paris 11 Days London, Paris & Rome 80 81 82 – 83 84 – 85 PWEM/S 9 Days Paris Week European Discoveries Taking in up to 14 European countries, you travel by luxury coach with your Travel Director and Driver, enjoy sightseeing with Local Guides and have ample free time to explore on your own too, with a choice of Optional Experiences. All accommodations, daily cold buffet breakfasts and up to half your dinners are included, making your vacation easy and hassle free. Travel Information A Taste of Hotels, Extra Nights Accommodations & Airport Transfers 86 – 87 London Reception Centre, Sustainable Tourism, Things to Know & Customized Group Vacations Express Check-In, Trafalgar's Travel Protection & Booking Conditions 88 – 89 90 – 91 Travel with the world's no. 1 We’ve won over 30 major travel industry awards in the last five years. To see all the awards we’ve won globally visit www.trafalgar.com/can/awards PROUDLY USING 100% RECYCLED PAPER FOR THE BODY STOCK OF BROCHURES For further information visit www.trafalgar.com/CostSaver 05 Queen's Guard, London A trusted name in travel Our guided vacations give you incredible savings, with no compromise on quality. That’s because we’re part of Trafalgar – so you have the confidence of traveling with a team that’s been creating award-winning guided vacations for 67 years. What experience really means We’ve been leading the way in guided vacations for 67 years now. Of course that means we know the destinations you travel to inside out. But, over that time, we’ve also learned our guests’ tastes and needs change, which is why we’re always working hard to keep innovating, so our vacations stay fresh, relevant and exciting. Negotiating better prices We’ve been traveling the world sourcing the best experiences and places to stay for decades now. Trafalgar’s reputation, and the friendships we’ve established with contacts over this time, helps us negotiate discounts and extras not available to others. And that means you get unrivalled quality, reliability and the most value out of every day of your vacation. Satisfied guests More than two million people have traveled the world with us. We’re proud to say the majority of our guests say their CostSaver experience was excellent, with 97% saying it was good to excellent – and we’re working to make that 100%. You can see what our guests think at www.facebook.com/TrafalgarTravel No compromises We know our guests want to save money, without missing out on Trafalgar’s usual uncompromising quality. That’s why all our vacations are guided by experienced Travel Directors and enjoyed on the luxury coaches you’d expect from Trafalgar. And our dedicated team behind the scenes are always on the road checking every part of your vacation, from making sure you’re getting the best-value hotels to quality-checking your breakfasts and guaranteeing our optional experiences are top notch. A greener choice By traveling in a group instead of hiring a car, you’re helping improve environmental standards in travel. Our coaches emit less carbon dioxide for every guest than cars – you can see how it adds up on page 88. Award-winning vacations What are others saying? As part of Trafalgar, we win global awards every year – including best international or escorted tour operator awards at the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards 2012, AFTA National Travel Industry Awards 2012, and Globe Travel Awards 2013. You can see more at www.trafalgar.com/can/awards 06 We think what others say about us is more important than what we say – after all, it’s always good to have a recommendation. To find out more check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TrafalgarTravel How you'll save up to 30% It’s hard to put a price on some parts of a CostSaver vacation, like the little touches that make your vacation easy and hassle-free. But there are some things we can help you compare. Here’s one example of how you save money when you travel with us. Vacation feature Hotels* 16 nights (1 night in Amsterdam, Rhineland and Innsbruck; 2 nights in London, Vienna, the Venice area, Rome, Florence, Lucerne and Rome) † Based on 24th July 2014 departure. * Note: 1 night = overnight flight to Europe. 18 day independent vacation C$1452 • Research to find quality • Retail prices • Extras on top Our 18 day European Impressions† vacation Included • Carefully chosen quality hotels • Hotel tips and porter service included Sightseeing C$322 • No included guides to help • Waiting in line at sights Included • Expert Travel Director • Local Guides in Vienna, Rome and Paris • Express entrance into major sights • River cruise in Venice and the Rhine Meals C$539 • Research to find quality • Restaurant prices • Tips on top • Organising reservations Included • 16 breakfasts and five dinners • Quality local food • Tips included • Help with reservations and recommendations for other meals Transport C$2094 • Foreign road rules, signs and routes to learn • Languages to grasp • Tolls and parking on top Included • Daily travel on luxury coaches • Experienced Coach Driver • Fuel, toll charges and parking included • Chauffeur-driven for a worry-free journey • On board Wi-Fi Total (per person) Highlights of the Italian Lakes C$4407 C$3085 For ways to save even more – see our deals on page 14. Spanish Experience Irish Wonder Taste of Britain ps 4 Tri er und C$14 00 9 days from C$1275 See page 22-23 10 days from C$1399 See page 28-29 9 days from C$1285 See page 40-41 8 days from C$1035 See page 44-45 For further information visit www.trafalgar.com/CostSaver 07 Expert Travel Directors Traveling together Local characters. Fellow travelers. Your Travel Director. The people you share your vacation with make the experience even more memorable. 08 Sagrada Familia, Barcelona Cliffs of Moher, Ireland Arc de Triomphe, Paris E SAV more Travel Director We only work with the best in the business. Your Travel Director is an Insider in your destination, passionate about sharing their favorite part of Europe with you. We personally train and support every one of them, to make sure they are always able to provide exemplary service wherever you are. And they are like your personal concierge, ready with recommendations or help for a worry-free vacation. London Reception Centre team Our London team is ready to help you with anything you need while you’re staying in the city. They can book you extra hotel nights, theater tickets, day trips and sightseeing attraction tickets. Or just help with any day-to-day needs and questions. And it goes without saying, they’re friendly, knowledgeable and love London. Find out more on page 88. Local Guides On our travels, we’ve met local characters in many cities and destinations around Europe – all eager to share their stories about the places you visit. They know things only a local could, like what it was like to grow up there, and secrets behind the famous sights. Utterly entertaining and proud of their hometowns, we couldn’t resist introducing you to them – so you can hear their personal insights too. The locals Our trips give you plenty of free time to explore each city at your own pace. And that gives you time for those chance encounters with local people which leave a lasting impression, whether it’s over a Guinness in Ireland, sipping Espressos in a chic pavement café in Italy or as you haggle with merchants in Morocco’s medina. Coach Driver Your companions We only choose the best Coach Drivers and each one has the experience and passion to make your journey smooth and relaxing. Welcoming you on to their coach, they take you from your hotel to the sights. They also help hotel porters look after your luggage, so you don't have to carry it to or from your room. One of the nicest surprises our first-time travelers have is the genuine friendships they make. It comes from experiencing Europe with people who share your passion for travel. You explore with English-speaking guests from all over the world, from Australia and South Africa to Asia and the USA. You can even ‘meet’ them virtually through our Facebook page before you go. For further information visit www.trafalgar.com/CostSaver 09 Tower Bridge, London Must-see sights and free time To us sightseeing isn’t just about ticking off the attractions. It's about sharing the reasons we love Europe - showing you the secret sides of must-see sights and also giving you freedom to tailor your trip to your budget and tastes. Iconic sights There are some landmarks you just have to see in Europe. We carefully create our trips to include all the iconic sights and scenery. But we go deeper, with your Travel Director revealing the history and mystery behind each one – and our Local Guides sharing personal stories which add authentic flavor. It could be hearing a Scot telling tales of the famous characters who once called Edinburgh’s New Town home. Or a local from Barcelona pointing out the best eateries as you visit Las Ramblas together. Every experience reveals secrets that make this more than simple sightseeing. Free time Not everyone wants exactly the same vacation, so we give you free time to experience your destination your way. Our vacations mix all the benefits of professionally guided sightseeing, with the flexibility to explore independently. And our Travel Directors can help if you want recommendations on how to spend your free time. Optional Experiences You can customise your trip with our Optional Experiences – so you only pay for the activities you want to do. Historians could opt for seeing the Catacombs in Rome; culture fans might choose a fiery Flamenco show in Spain; foodies may prefer to experience a Scottish banquet. You can book as many or as few as you want – all directly with your Travel Director by credit card or using your vacation money. Every experience is chosen to complement the rest of your trip – and for being incredible value for money. You can see them all on your chosen trip’s page at www.trafalgar.com Audio headsets included You can explore at your own pace, without missing your guide’s insights, with our state-of-the-art audio headsets. We include them on all guided visits and included sightseeing, so you can hear every word with complete clarity, without having to stand by their side to listen. 10 Local Market, Italy Paella, Spain Local dining experiences Everyone's tastes are different, so we mix 'included meals', which make life easy, with free evenings, when your Travel Director can recommend restaurants, giving you the freedom to dine where you choose. Greek Taverna, Athens Daily breakfasts 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. Your choice Included dinners After a day’s sightseeing, it’s sometimes good to have dinner waiting for you. We include up to half your evening meals, so you can experience Europe’s famous cuisine without having to leave your hotel. Europe’s known for its incredible gastronomy, so we leave your lunches and some dinners free for you to experience it. That means you can join locals in a French bistro, a Spanish tapas bar or perhaps an English pub. Your Travel Director is ready with their personal recommendations – whether you’re looking for value, an authentic setting or to try a specific dish. Local cheese, France DED INCLU meals For further information visit www.trafalgar.com/CostSaver 11 Hotel Stabia, Italy Quality hotels guaranteed We use our experience and local connections in Europe to source quality hotels at the best prices, so you’re guaranteed a comfortable, relaxing and hassle-free stay. Trusted brand Location and comfort To make sure we’re always delivering the best value for money, we carefully select hotels in exactly the right location. Sometimes it makes sense to stay centrally, so we do. But at other times, we'll opt for a better hotel slightly further out rather than a less desirable property in town. We pick the right location for each trip - and always make sure your hotel is in a good neighborhood, with transport links an easy walk away. We work with You’ll stay in hotels that we’ve handpicked for quality, comfort and service. And with renowned brands like Mercure, Holiday Inn and Jurys Inn on the list, you can rest assured you’ll enjoy a good night’s sleep and be well-rested for the next day’s sightseeing. It’s all taken care of Your stay is completely relaxing, as we take care of every little detail. When you arrive, your Travel Director makes sure your check in is quick and easy, and arranges for your luggage to be delivered to your room – so there’s no battling with heavy bags. And, when it’s time to check out, your Coach Driver will be waiting, with your luggage already on board. Hotel gratuities and porter service are included too, so you don’t have to worry about tip etiquette. Our quality guarantee Our Product team constantly reviews our hotels to make sure they always meet our consistently high standards. And, for added peace of mind, we include the names of hotels in our brochure, so you can see the kind of places you’ll be staying on each trip. 12 Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Chapel Bridge, Lucerne The perfect way to travel Chauffeur-driven in our luxury coaches, you can relax knowing you’ll get from place to place and see it all, without lifting a finger. Our train journeys and river cruises add an extra dimension, without compromising on comfort. The experience Chauffeur-driven Eurostar As you travel, you’re entertained with stories of each region’s culture, history and geography. Your Travel Director also shares useful phrases in the local language and points out sights and restaurants as you reach your hotel. All as you watch the scenery unfold through the window. Knowing you’re in the safe hands of our professional Coach Drivers, you don’t have to give a second thought to maps, foreign road rules or parking. Taking you into the middle of busy cities and to famous sights, you see more – and see it easily. Luxury coaches More than coaches Our air-conditioned coaches feature everything to make your journey smooth from reclining seats, electrical outlets, on-board restrooms and WiFi in most European countries. And, with big windows, a high vantage point and no navigating to do, you can really enjoy the ride. Our European vacations have been designed to feature the right journey for the right occasion. Traveling by rail or boat, we pick experiences that are more than just mere transport. Like taking the sensational Eurostar™ train from London to Paris on our City Break vacation. Or being whisked from one magical Greek island to the next on a high-speed ferry. We make sure you never have to wait in line for tickets or check timetables. It doesn’t matter how you’re traveling, we take care of the logistics so you can just enjoy the experience. Luxury coaches For further information visit www.trafalgar.com/CostSaver 13 The Louvre, France Trafalgar gives you a great deal more! C Book and pay early The earlier you book and pay, the more you save with our Early Payment Discounts. We give you up to 10% off – so, to get our best prices, book before they run out. SAVE O UP T c$ 623 SAVE SAVE UP TO 10% 7.5% Pay in full on or before Jan 15, 2014 and save up to C$623 per person Pay in full on or before Mar 31, 2014 and save up to C$467 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. For discounts to apply, vacations must be paid in full by the designated dates above. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn. See page 91 for full conditions. Book your air early to get the best land and air deal possible! Frequent traveler discount If you have traveled with us or one of our Travel SAVE Corporation sister brands, you’re entitled to a 5% 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. Visit www.thetravelcorporation.com for information on our sister brands. 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. Triple room sharing reduction 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. E SAV EN 3 WH E L TRAV 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 2nd trip discount When you book a second Trafalgar trip Book two Trafalgar vacations, each eight days or longer for a reduction of 2.5% 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! SAVE 2.5% 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). VOE SA UP T 10% 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. 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. 14 Airfare deals you’ll love Nyhavn Canal, Copenhagen, Denmark Prague, Czech Republic Travel with family and friends 5 to 8 – save 5%: 9 or more: If a group of 5-8 guests travel together, a discount of 5% per person applies to the LAND-only portion of your vacation. SAVE 5% If 9 or more guests travel together, Trafalgar offers very attractive group benefits, based on the number of people traveling together. So it pays to get together with your family and friends! 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. 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. 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! 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. For our latest offers and airfares, contact your Travel Agent or visit www.trafalgar.com R ASK FO IR A AN E QUOT 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. Talk to your Travel Agent today! For further information visit www.trafalgar.com/CostSaver 15 C$ 8399 1 days Colosseum, Rome Jewels of Italy Memorable Highlights • Rome Sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica plus views of the Forum and Colosseum • Pisa Visit the Field of Miracles to view the Leaning Tower • Florence Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the cathedral and Piazza della Signoria • Verona View the Roman Arena and Juliet’s balcony • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island Unbeatable Highlights Included Dining • 6 buffet breakfasts • 2 three course dinners • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included • Hotel accommodations featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply. Please refer to the price panel • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • 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 experiences. Venetian mask 16 Gondola on the canal, Venice SLOVENIA VENICE Verona 2 Jewels of Italy CROATIA BESTSELLER BOOK EARLY 8 days – 2 Countries From: C$1399 (per person twin share) BOOK BEFORE: IJWL Pisa CODE: 2 FLORENCE Mediterranean Sea ITALY CORSICA BOOK & PAY EARLY Adriatic Sea SAVE C$148 p.p. UP TO 15 January save 10% 31 March save 7.5% Frequent traveler discount SAVE up to C$74 p.p Second trip discount SAVE up to C$37 p.p Other savings Young traveler discount C$140 Triple room discount C$50 p.p Price per Person Price per Person 2 Overnight stays Sightseeing stops Start End ROME Starts *Canada 5 Apr Sat 12 Apr Sat 19 Apr Sat 26 Apr Sat 3 May Sat 10 May Sat 17 May Sat 24 May Sat 31 May Sat 7 Jun Sat 14 Jun Sat 21 Jun Sat 28 Jun Sat 5 Jul Sat 12 Jul Sat Ends Canada 12 Apr Sat 19 Apr Sat 26 Apr Sat 3 May Sat 10 May Sat 17 May Sat 24 May Sat 31 May Sat 7 Jun Sat 14 Jun Sat 21 Jun Sat 28 Jun Sat 5 Jul Sat 12 Jul Sat 19 Jul Sat Twin Share 1399 1435 1435 1435 1475 1475 1475 1475 1475 1475 1475 1475 1475 1435 1435 Single Supp. Option 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 Starts *Canada 19 Jul Sat 26 Jul Sat 2 Aug Sat 9 Aug Sat 16 Aug Sat 23 Aug Sat 30 Aug Sat 6 Sep Sat 13 Sep Sat 20 Sep Sat 27 Sep Sat 4 Oct Sat 11 Oct Sat 18 Oct Sat 25 Oct Sat Ends Canada 26 Jul Sat 2 Aug Sat 9 Aug Sat 16 Aug Sat 23 Aug Sat 30 Aug Sat 6 Sep Sat 13 Sep Sat 20 Sep Sat 27 Sep Sat 4 Oct Sat 11 Oct Sat 18 Oct Sat 25 Oct Sat 1 Nov Sat Twin Share 1435 1435 1435 1435 1435 1435 1475 1475 1475 1475 1475 1435 1435 1435 1399 Single Supp. Option 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... Day 1 | *Depart Canada Overnight flight to Rome. 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 Palace Day 3 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Don’t miss the opportunity to join an optional experience to the famous Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. Later, your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour starting with a visit to the Vatican City and the awe-inspiring St. Peter’s Basilica to view Michelangelo’s statue, the Pietà. In ancient Rome view the Forum and the mighty Colosseum. Afterwards, during free time, why not explore the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. (BB) Day 4 | Rome – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights) Today head north to Pisa. Explore the Field of Miracles, featuring the Leaning Tower, Cathedral and Baptistery. There is time to shop for souvenirs and take pictures! Arrive later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. (BB) Hotel: Villa Stanley 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 dei Fiori, the impressive Giotto’s Bell Tower, and Piazza della Signoria. Experience a demonstration of fine leatherwork with time to explore on your own. Shop for high quality leather and 18-carat gold jewelry, for which Florence is renowned and don’t forget to try the ice cream! Later enjoy dinner at the hotel. (BB D) 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 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 glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Spend free time afterwards exploring this fascinating city or perhaps take a trip out across the lagoon to the Island of Burano for a relaxing seafood meal. (BB) Day 8 | Venice – Canada 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) TRIP NOTES WiFi: See page 91 for details. Airport Transfers: On arrival to Rome, Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Venice Marco Polo Airport at 8am and 9.30am. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodations please see pages 18 – 19 and 88. All prices are per person, twin share. * International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 15. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner Santa Maria Novella, Florence Regional : Italy & Combinations 17 9 25 C$ 15 Tuscany Italian Dream Memorable Highlights • Rome Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican and views of the Forum and Colosseum • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Marks Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island • Verona View the Roman Arena and Juliet’s balcony on an orientation walk • Florence Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the Baptistery, Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori and Giotto’s Bell Tower • Assisi Orientation of this beautiful town dedicated to St. Francis days Unbeatable Highlights Day 1 | *Depart Canada Overnight flight to Rome. 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: Pinewood Included Dining • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included • Hotel accommodations featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply. Please refer to the price panel • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • 7 buffet breakfasts • 3 three course dinners Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences. 18 Giotto’s Bell Tower, Florence SWITZERLAND AUSTRIA SLOVENIA VENICE Verona Italian Dream 9 days – 2 Countries ITALY FRANCE FLORENCE 2 CROATIA From: C$1525 (per person twin share) BOOK BEFORE: ITAD CODE: 2 Assisi Adriatic Sea BOOK & PAY EARLY SAVE C$160 p.p. UP TO 15 January save 10% 31 March save 7.5% Frequent traveler discount SAVE up to C$80 p.p Second trip discount SAVE up to C$40 p.p Other savings Young traveler discount C$150 Triple room discount C$50 p.p Price per Person Price per Person Mediterranean Sea CORSICA Overnight stays Sightseeing stops Start End 2 1 ROME Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... 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, the focus of daily life in ancient Rome. Spend free time discovering the city on your own. (BB) Day 4 | Rome – Venice (Mestre) (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: Best Western Hotel Quid/Antony 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. 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 glassblowing 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 during 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: Hotel 500/Novotel Firenze Nord 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 dei Fiori, Giotto’s impressive bell tower, and the Piazza della 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: Club House Roma Day 9 | Rome – Canada 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. 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Airport transfers: On arrival to Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodations please see pages 18 – 19 and 88. All prices are per person, twin share. * International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 15. KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner Want more included? Have you seen our similar ‘Italian Holiday’ trip? This Trafalgar trip includes exclusive Insider Experiences, more meals and 4 star hotels – visit www.trafalgar.com Basilica, Assisi Regional : Italy & Combinations 19 9 75 C$ 12 Lake Como, Italy Highlights of the Italian Lakes Memorable Highlights • Lake Maggiore Visit Italy’s second largest lake and see towns dating back to Roman times • Lake Lugano Visit the Swiss city of Lugano located on the shores of this spectacular lake • Lake Como Enjoy the Alpine peaks and sparkling waters of this scenic lake as well as an included cruise to Bellagio • Verona Orientation walk including views of Juliet’s Balcony and the Roman arena • Lake Garda Visit Italy’s largest lake and enjoy breathtaking scenery on an included scenic drive • Brescia Visit the the second largest city in Lombardy after the capital, Milan • Milan Enjoy a sightseeing tour in Milan with your Local Guide including the Duomo, Galleria and La Scala days Unbeatable Highlights • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included • Hotel accommodations featuring twin rooms and private facilities • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply. Please refer to the price panel • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your vacation to enhance your included sightseeing experiences Included Dining Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional experiences. Juliet’s Balcony, Verona • 7 buffet breakfasts • 3 three course dinners 20 Galleria, Milan Highlights of the Italian Lakes 9 days – 2 Countries BESTSELLER BOOK EARLY ITALY From: C$1275 (per person twin share) UP TO IHLKA CODE: BOOK & PAY EARLY SAVE C$135 p.p. 15 January save 10% 31 March save 7.5% BOOK BEFORE: Frequent traveler discount SAVE up to C$68 p.p Second trip discount SAVE up to C$34 p.p Other savings Young traveler discount C$130 Triple room discount C$40 p.p Price per Person Price per Person Overnight stays Sightseeing stops Start End Starts *Canada 11 Apr Fri 18 Apr Fri 25 Apr Fri 2 May Fri 9 May Fri 16 May Fri 23 May Fri 30 May Fri 6 Jun Fri 13 Jun Fri 20 Jun Fri 27 Jun Fri Ends Canada 19 Apr Sat 26 Apr Sat 3 May Sat 10 May Sat 17 May Sat 24 May Sat 31 May Sat 7 Jun Sat 14 Jun Sat 21 Jun Sat 28 Jun Sat 5 Jul Sat Twin Share 1275 1299 1299 1350 1350 1350 1350 1350 1350 1350 1350 1350 Single Supp. Option 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 Starts *Canada 4 Jul Fri 11 Jul Fri 18 Jul Fri 25 Jul Fri 1 Aug Fri 8 Aug Fri 15 Aug Fri 22 Aug Fri 29 Aug Fri 5 Sep Fri 12 Sep Fri 19 Sep Fri 26 Sep Fri Ends Canada 12 Jul Sat 19 Jul Sat 26 Jul Sat 2 Aug Sat 9 Aug Sat 16 Aug Sat 23 Aug Sat 30 Aug Sat 6 Sep Sat 13 Sep Sat 20 Sep Sat 27 Sep Sat 4 Oct Sat Twin Share 1325 1325 1325 1325 1350 1350 1350 1350 1350 1299 1299 1299 1275 Single Supp. Option 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 Your Unbeatable Value Itinerary... Day 1 | *Depart Canada 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 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. Immortalized 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 or apricot kernel biscuits (amaretti), the sweet, almond-flavoured Italian liqueur c