Family Experiences Worldwide 2014 (CAN)
The best family vacations allow you to share amazing experiences as you discover the world together. That’s why Trafalgar has created a fantastic range of exciting Family Experiences vacations filled with unforgettable sights and activities that are fun for everyone.
2014 EUROPE, THE AMERICAS AND SOUTH AFRICA www.trafalgar.com Meet new friends and share unforgettable vacation memories Share the world with your family! The best family vacations allow you to share amazing experiences as you discover the world together. That’s why Trafalgar has created a fantastic range of exciting Family Experiences vacations filled with unforgettable sights and activities that are fun for everyone. Whether you're traveling with young kids, teenagers or mature adults, we have a Family Experiences vacation to suit you. Our perfectly planned itineraries include fun activities, accommodations to suit your needs and family-friendly meals designed to give you the best family vacation possible. Trafalgar's exclusive Insider Experiences bring a destination to life through interactions with locals, immersive activities and fascinating insights into major attractions. From exploring the jungles of Costa Rica to marveling at the beauty of America's National Parks, discovering Scotland's grand castles and learning about South Africa's diverse scenery and culture, you'll experience each destination from a unique insider's perspective. You’ll stay in 4 star accommodations, dine in authentic local restaurants and travel in comfort, plus you’ll meet like-minded people and make new friends from around the globe. Best of all, Trafalgar takes care of everything. With 67 years of experience, our expertise and local knowledge takes the hassle out of a family vacation so all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy quality time with your family. 2 Introduction Creating Family Memories Vacation Experiences Like No Other Taste the Culture Share the Experience A Good Night's Sleep Transportation Savings and Discounts Contents Page 2 4-5 6-7 8 9 10-11 11 12-13 Picchu, Peru Explore Machu USA & CANADA Days Aloha Hawaii 9 Wild West Cowboys & Buffalos 9 Pioneer Adventures of the Old West 8 Canyon Country Jamboree 9 Rockies Thrills & Glacier Chills with Optional Calgary Stampede 8 California Dreamin' 8 Trails of Liberty 8 Adventures in the Wild Northwest 11 Florida Fun 'n' Sun NEW 10 Dude Ranchin', Yellowstone & Glacier Roundup 10 Page 14-15 16-17 18-19 20-21 22-23 24-25 26-27 28-29 30-31 32-33 Taste delicious local spe cialties EUROPE Magic & Make Believe Castles & Kilts Gladiators, Gondolas & Gold Spanish Salsa European Wonderland Greek Island Hopper Days 9 11 11 10 14 11 Page 40-41 42-43 44-45 46-47 48-49 50-51 SOUTH AMERICA Days Monkeys, Jungles & Volcanoes 8 Conquistadors, Sacred Valleys & Inca Mysteries 11 Peruvian Amazon Extension /Galapagos Islands Cruise Extension/Easter Island Extension Page 34-35 36-37 52 SOUTH AFRICA An African Adventure NEW Days 11 Page 38-39 TRAVEL INFORMATION Extra Nights and Transfers Express Check-In, Trafaglar's Travel Protection, Things to Know, Sustainable Tourism and Booking Conditions 53 54-55 See the sights you've alwa ys dreamed of TRAVEL WITH THE WORLD'S NO. 1 We’ve won over 30 major travel industry awards in the last five years. To see all the awards we’ve won globally visit www.trafalgar.com/can/awards dishes Enjoy tasty regional ud to Trafalgar is pro recycled be using 100% ody of paper for the b . all its brochures 3 Creating family memories So your family can spend quality time together exploring each destination to its fullest, we take all the stress out of planning your vacation and create a hassle-free journey. Without having to worry about the details, youâ€™ll be free to create vacation memories that will last a lifetime. GET MORE FROM YOUR VACATION BIR D S , S Y E K N O S E EIN G MS L O T H HI G H IN AND A NG L E C ANO P Y T H E J U HI G H LI G H T O F W A S T H E S TA R I C A CO Accommodations, transportation, meals and activities can all add up quickly when traveling as a family, but on a Trafalgar Family Experiences guided vacation all your major expenses are included in the price of your vacation. See for yourself how a Trafalgar vacation adds up to great value in the table opposite. THE VIEW FROM THE LONDON EYE WAS AWESOME I LEARNED ALL ABOUT THE FISH IN HAWAII 4 Explore grea t works of ar t as a cowboy Learn about life G OING WITH IT ALONE WITH TRAVELING TRAFALGAR TRAVELLING G OING IT TRAFALGAR ALONE HASSLE-FREE TRAVEL • Expertly Spend hours planned researching itineraries and tailored planning to all your ages • • Expertly Spend planned hours researching itinerariesand tailored planning your entire new vacation • Make friends • A entire stylishvacation travel wallet and travel documents • Make new friends • Services of a professional Travel Director* Rely on guidebooks to learn about destinations and where to go • In-depth insights into major sights Overcoming language barriers • Authentic Insider Experiences • Included Follow the usual tourist trail sights and see the VIP entry to major same sights as everyone else • Family-friendly activities • Kids Waiting in line • cooking classes (on selected itineraries) • Organizing activities to keep kids • Audio headsets for all guided visits and entertained that are both fun and included sightseeing educational • Customize your vacation with Optional • Experiences Limited cultural experiences • Complimentary keepsake group photo • Carefully 4 star Unsure ofchosen, quality great-value and suitability of hotels and unique accommodations accommodations you book • Ideally located Pay retail prices • Tailored families with two-bedded rooms Strugglefor with luggage privateoutlays facilities (triple and expenses quad rooms • and Additional and hidden available upon request) such as tips, hotel service charges • All baggage and taxes handling, hotel service charges, tips and taxes included * Rely onof guidebooks to learn about destinations • • Services a professional Travel Director and where to go • In-depth insights into major sights Overcoming language barriers • • Authentic Insider Experiences • Follow the usual tourist trail and see the same • Included VIP entry to major sights sights as everyone else • Family-friendly activities Waiting in line • • Kids cooking classes (on selected itineraries) • Organizing activities to keepvisits kids entertained • Audio headsets for all guided and that aresightseeing both fun and educational included Limited cultural experiences • • Customize your vacation with Optional SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES Experiences • Complimentary keepsake group photo Unsure chosen, of quality and suitability • • Carefully great-value Firstof Class accommodations you book hotels and unique accommodations Pay retail prices • • Ideally located Struggle luggage • • Tailored forwith families with two-bedded rooms and private facilities (triple and quad rooms • Additional outlays and hidden expenses such available upon service request) as tips, hotel charges and taxes • All baggage handling, hotel service charges, tips and taxes included ACCOMMODATIONS MEALS • Breakfast included Risk of poor quality Risk of poor qualitydaily • • Breakfast included daily • Delicious local cuisine with kid-friendly menus • • Spend more time searching for Spend more time searching for Quality local cuisine with kid-friendly menus family-friendly options family-friendly options • Authentic Regional Meals • Authentic Highlight Dinners Pay restaurant prices • Kick-off Pay restaurant prices Party and Farewell Dinner • • Kick-off Party and Farewell Dinner • Additional cost for tips • Exclusive Additional cost for tips Be My Guest dining experiences • Exclusive Be My Guest dining experiences • Tips included • Tips included • For other meals, help with reservations and • For other meals, help with reservations and directions to where the locals eat directions to where the locals eat Arrange your own transportation that may • Travel byyour luxury, air-conditioned coach with • • Arrange own transportation that may Travel by deluxe, air-conditioned coach with not always be convenient or comfortable reclining seats and restroom not always be convenient or comfortable reclining seats and restroom Rely on maps and schedules to plan your route • Dedicated Coach takes you everywhere Rely on maps andDriver schedules to plan your • • Dedicated Coach Driver takes you everywhere or stop for directions route or stop for directions • Complimentary airport transfers on the arrival • Complimentary airport transfers on the arrival • Worry about parking departure days of your trip* • and Worry about parking and departure days of your trip. TRANSPORTATION * Except Magic and Make Believe. 5 Vacation Experiences LIKE NO OTHER! Don't just see the sights - experience them! With exciting activities that will appeal to all ages, a Trafalgar vacation is fun for the whole family. Our expert local knowledge helps you get an in-depth understanding of the local culture of each destination you visit, and with VIP entry to many major attractions there's no waiting around. INSIDER EXP ERIENCES Our exclusive Insider Experiences are an opportunity to get an insight into a destination by hands-on learning and interacting with locals. • Hidden Treasures are surprise sights and experiences revealed by your Travel Director, away from the usual tourist path. You’d never guess there is a piece of the original Berlin Wall in the middle of South Dakota but our Travel Directors will tell you why. • Unique Insights are experiences of unique cultural significance to a particular area such as learning about life as a Gladiator in Rome or meeting a real life Navy sailor on board the ‘Mighty Mo’ in Hawaii. • Local Specialties are interactive activities or insights into local life through the traditional crafts and products specific to a region. You could give Flamenco dancing a try in Spain or taste the exotic ‘heart of palm’ in Costa Rica. • Local Experts are interpretive guides, historians and other experts with specialized knowledge of the places you visit. In the Grand Canyon, a geologist talks you through the formation of this natural wonder. While in Hawaii, an ocean naturalist gives insights into the island’s marine life. Look out for the icon on your chosen itinerary page. rtu a Fory t i s i cto 'll v You okie Fa Co ne GGY THE DUNE BU Y M R ID E S W E R E T F A V O R IT E P A R N IO OF THE VACAT ADRENALIN-P UMPING ADVEN TURES Trafalgar knows how to make traveling exciting and fun. Your Family Experiences guided vacation offers a range of actionpacked adventures such as flying along ziplines high above the jungle in Costa Rica, dune buggy rides and sand boarding in the middle of the Peruvian desert or an airboat ride through the Everglades in Florida. WE SAW A HER D OF ELEPHANTS IN KRUGE NATIONAL PARK R FUN LEARNING EXP ERIENCES Along the way, we provide insightful and educational experiences that will stimulate the minds of kids and adults alike. You could feel the history of the American Civil War on a visit to the Gettysburg battlefield, explore life as a Roman soldier at the Roman Army Museum and Roman Vindolanda or learn about the stars and planets at the Sacred Valley observatory in Peru. 6 Your Personal Insider THE PIZZA THAT I MADE WAS REALLY YUMMY KIDS CO OKING CLASSES On selected itineraries, kids can explore local flavors by learning how to make local specialty foods and tasting them. Whether it’s making an authentic Spanish paella for dinner in Valencia or getting tips on the perfect Italian pizza from an expert chef in Rome, these tactile, hands-on experiences are a great fun way for kids to try something new. ec tor... JP! Meet Travel Dir E MY HO W IN G PE O PL IN G " I L O VE S S HA R IN G AM AZ C O UN TR Y AN D W IT H TH E M . " E XP E R IE N C E S EXCITING OP TIONAL EXP ERIENCES Because we know all families are different, we offer a fantastic range of Optional Experiences that allow you to customize your vacation. Whatever your family’s interests, we can help you get the most out of your vacation. To find out more about the Optional Experiences you could enjoy on your Trafalgar guided vacation speak to your Travel Director or visit the itinerary pages at www.trafalgar.com It’s the stories behind each destination that allow you to truly get a feel for the places you visit, and nobody tells them better than our expert Travel Directors. Like JP (above), all of our Travel Directors are passionate about family vacations and are your friend in every destination who: • Share their in-depth knowledge of the fascinating places and cultures you encounter. Their years of experience mean they can bring a destination to life, with engaging stories and intriguing facts that entertain both kids and adults. • Introduce you to the locals who give a destination character. Over the years our Travel Directors build up lasting friendships in the places they visit and meeting them makes you feel closer to the essence of a country or town. • Ensure the whole family has the best experience possible. Your Travel Director loves interacting with people of all ages and is happy to help with any questions you may have along the way. • Take care of the details each day so you are free to sit back, relax and enjoy your vacation. Without having to worry about transport, luggage and organizing activities, you’ll have more quality time together as a family. OR SCHOOL I WISH GLADIAT CHOOL WAS MY REAL S 7 Taste the culture A destination becomes more than just a place when you discover the food. That’s why with Trafalgar you’ll enjoy a true taste of the local culture through delicious familyfriendly meals that perfectly complement your trip. BE MY G UEST An Insider Experience Our exclusive Be My Guest dining experiences give you a unique opportunity to savor amazing regional food prepared by local families as they welcome you into their homes, working farms and estates. You could enjoy the hospitality of Dr. Diez Canseco in Lima, Peru as he shows you around his family’s beautiful estate and invites you to a delicious lunch of local specialties, or learn all about sustainable farming at an organic farm on Maui before enjoying a homemade lunch of fresh produce. Look out for the icon on your chosen itinerary page. I LOVED CO O K I N G W I T H ALL THE OTHER KIDS MORE DINING EXP ERIENCES Some of the additional highlights you could enjoy on your guided vacation are: for all tastes Savor delicious meals • A Kick-off Party where you get to unwind and meet your Travel Director and travel companions over a drink and a light meal. • Daily buffet breakfast including favorites such as eggs, bacon and sausage as well as cereals, pastries and fruit so everyone in the family can choose what they like. • Selected lunches and dinners that often feature the local flavors of the area. • Regional Meals where you’ll dine on regional cuisine at venues typical of the local area. • Kids Cooking Classes that allow kids to taste and explore local flavors and specialty dishes with the help of experienced cooks. Read more about kids cooking classes on page 7. EXP LORE THE DINING SCENE We believe the best way to dine during your vacation is with the locals, which is why we’ve intentionally left some meals open for you to explore the local dining scene for yourself. Your Travel Director is always on-hand to give you suggestions on the best local restaurants, or take a chance to discover your own favorite. Share drinks with new fri ends 8 Share the experience Traveling is so much more rewarding when you can share the fun with family and friends. On a Trafalgar guided vacation, youâ€™ll meet like-minded families with a passion for travel that will enrich your trip. FORG E LIFELONG FRIENDSHIP S The camaraderie felt when experiencing the amazing sights and activities of a Trafalgar guided vacation brings a group together, with many people making lifelong friendships. Youâ€™ll connect with English-speaking travelers of all ages from all over the world and have shared stories to relive for many years to come. We have been on 3 trips in the past. All have been great. A big variety of fellow travelers. Young and older. From Canada, Mexico, Dubai, Japan, Australia. Meeting new friends is a great part of travel. Diane, Trafalgar Forum Create lasting vac ation memories tog ether SO CIAL NETWORKING Become part of the Trafalgar community and be inspired for your next vacation. Connect with fellow travelers and families before your departure, keep in touch with guests and Travel Directors on their adventures or reminisce about shared vacation memories through our social networking sites. 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 the campfire Enjoy camaraderie around TRAFALGAR BLOG Be inspired and read real-life travel stories written by Trafalgar guests from all over the world. Visit www.TrafalgarBlog.com The country is just beautiful. The meals were exceptional and the group we traveled with were really nice. Sheila, Canada 9 A good night's sleep EVERY TIME! At Trafalgar, we know that a good night’s sleep is essential to fully enjoy your family vacation. That’s why we select every hotel for quality, impeccable service and comfort, ensuring you are well rested for the exciting day that awaits you. We are committed to providing you with family-friendly, 4 star accommodations wherever possible. If you’re traveling with a larger family, triple and quad rooms are available upon request and young travelers are also entitled to further discounts. , Kona, Hawaii Sheraton Kona Resort AU THEN TIC ACCOMMODATIONS An Insider Experience Certain accommodations on a Family Experiences guided vacation have been chosen for their unique significance to the area. These accommodations give an insight into a destination through their remarkable architecture, rich historical background or magnificent location. For example, you could soak up over 100 years of history at the 320 Guest Ranch in Montana or step back in time to the authentic old West while staying at the Red Cliffs Lodge. Look out for the icon on your chosen itinerary page. Ruthin Castle, Wales STAY NEAR THE ACTION Our hotels are perfectly located so you get the most out of each destination you visit. We choose city hotels that are close to the city center for easy access to all the must-see sights, and countryside properties which offer scenic surroundings and proximity to major attractions. WE GOT TO STAY IN A REAL CASTLE, HOW COOL IS THAT? Lake Powell Resor t, Utah, USA 10 FIRST CLASS TREATMEN T As Trafalgar guests, your family will be treated to First Class service at every hotel. No need to worry about hauling loads of bags around – we include porterage as well as hotel tips and local taxes in your vacation price, leaving you nothing else to do but enjoy your stay. You’ll also find the atmosphere welcoming to families and the hotel staff always ready to help. Our Product Team constantly reviews all hotels ensuring our high standards are always met. Transportation Your family will travel in air-conditioned comfort on board modern motor coaches. With reclining seats and on board restroom. For your convenience, our coaches are equipped with free WiFi in North and South America, and in most European countries. You'll enjoy the panoramic views from the motor coach's high vantage point. Hotel & Wellness, Peru Aranwa Sacred Valley P U T YO UR FEET UP AND RELAX Coordinating trains, buses and taxis in foreign countries while keeping track of your family can be time-consuming and difficult. But on a Trafalgar Family Experiences vacation we organize it all for you, so you don't need to think twice about how you'll get around. FREE WI-FI ACCESS Trafalgar understands that during your trip you'll want to stay connected with family and friends so the majority of hotels where you’ll stay have access to free Wi-Fi.* *On all land based itineraries. El Greco, Santorini, Greece Enjoy views from your elevated positi on BE CHAUFFEUR DRIVEN Our professional Coach Drivers take the hassle out of sightseeing. You won’t have to worry about maps, parking or luggage handling as you are driven in comfort to each destination and your luggage is taken to your room. 11 Trafalgar gives you A GREAT DEAL MORE! Get great value on family travel BOOK AND PAY EARLY The earlier you book and pay, the more you save with our Early Payment Discounts. We give you up to 10% off – so, to get our best prices, book before they run out. SAVE C$373 UP TO SAVE SAVE UP TO 10% 7.5% Pay in full on or before Jan 15, 2014 and SAVE UP to C$373 per person Pay in full on or before Mar 31, 2014 and SAVE UP to C$279 per person UP TO This discount CAN be combined with other discounts where applicable and only applies to the LAND portion of vacations featuring the “Book and Pay Early”* in the price panel. For discounts to apply, vacations must be paid in full by the designated date above. These discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn. See page 55 for full conditions. Discounts only apply to European vacations featured in this brochure which display the amounts within the price panels on the itinerary pages. For non European itineraries please contact your Travel Agent or visit our website for applicable Early Payment discounts. BOOK YOUR AIR EARLY TO GET THE BEST LAND AND AIR DEAL POSSIBLE! T R AVEL WI TH F A MILY & FRIENDS Travel together and save money 5% SAVE YOUNG TRAVELERS (5-17) Share your vacation with your family 5 to 8 – SAVE 5%: If a group of 5-8 guests travel together, a discount of 5% per person applies to the vacation of your choice. 9 or more: If 9 or more people travel together, Trafalgar offers very attractive group conditions, 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! These discounts cannot be combined with our Young Traveler Discount or Triple Room Reduction. All guests must be booked at the same time in order to qualify. The discount is per person only and does not apply to Magic and Make Believe, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements, airport transfers, optional itinerary extensions and extra nights' accommodations. Take advantage of a great discount off the LAND-only portion of your vacation. Young Travelers must be under the age of 18 years (under 12 years in Africa) on the date of departure and must be accompanied by at least one adult per room (limit of two Young Travelers per room in Europe & Africa and a limit of three Young Travelers per room in North & South America except on Family Experiences, where the limit is three Young Travelers per room). 10 % SAVE UP TO IMPORTANT: See individual itinerary pages for the exact value of how much you will save. Children under 5 years of age are NOT accepted on any guided vacation. The young traveler must be the specified age at the time of travel to be eligible. This discount cannot be combined with our Travel with Family and Friends Discount and does not apply to airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements and surcharges, airport transfers and extra nights' accommodations. Young Traveler Discount can only be combined with Triple and Quad room discount when children are under 16 years old (under 18 years old for North and South America, under 12 years old in Africa). DEFINITE DEPARTURES TRAFALGAR'S TRAVEL PROTECTION Trafalgar's Travel Protection provides insurance coverage for you while you’re away, including trip cancellation, interruption or delays. For peace of mind, see our Travel Protection information on page 54. 12 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. SINGLE T R AVELERS Often families traveling with us include single people, from aunts to grandparents, who would rather have the privacy of their own room than share with the rest of their family group. Our low single supplements give you the freedom of your own space, while still letting you enjoy the fun of sharing time with your family during the day. We’re always competitive, making sure you get the value-for-money you expect from us – and you can always see the price you’ll pay on our trip itinerary pages. IMPORTANT: Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences vacations unless traveling as part of a family group. Airfare deals you’ll love 2ND TRIP DISCOUNT When you book a second Trafalgar vacation 2.5% SAVE Book two Trafalgar vacations, each 8 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 vacation combination. There are too many to list here! IMPORTANT: See individual itinerary pages for the maximum value of how much you will save. Discounts only apply to European vacations featured in this brochure. For non European itineraries please contact your Travel Agent or visit our website. 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 airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements and surcharges, airport transfers, optional itinerary extensions and extra nights' accommodations. T RIPLE & QUAD ROOM SHARING REDUCTION WHEN 3 or SAVE 4 TRAVE L Travel with three or four people sharing one room and each of you will receive a reduction off the LAND-only portion of your vacation price. When available, vacation price panels list the Triple and Quad Room Reduction. Refer to the itinerary of your choice. IMPORTANT: These reductions apply only to itineraries featuring Triple and Quad room reductions in the price panel. Quad occupancy is strictly reserved for families traveling with young children and is not available to four adults sharing. In North and South America triple and quad room reductions are based on three or four people sharing one room with existing bedding arrangements, usually two beds, and does not include the cost of any additional bed or 'roll-away'. In Europe, Triple and Quad room reduction can only be combined with Young Traveler Discount when children are under 16 years old. Triple rooms 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 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. Sensational airfare deals are available throughout the year. FREQUENT TRAVELER DISCOUNT If you have traveled with us or one of our Travel Corporation sister brands, you’re entitled to a 5% discount off the LAND-only portion of the next Trafalgar 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. 5% SAVE For our latest offers and airfares, contact your Travel Agent or visit www.trafalgar.com 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 Magic and Make Believe, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements, airport transfers, optional itinerary extensions and extra nights' accommodations. Visit www.thetravelcorporation.com for information on our sister brands. s R ASK FO AN AIR E QUOT Talk to your Travel Agent today! Aloha Hawaii White sandy beaches, volcanoes, misty forests and coral reefs provide the setting for your journey to the tropics, while a trip to Pearl Harbor adds incredible history. It’s insider moments like… foraging for fresh produce at O’o Farm, on the slopes of Haleakala, and making brick-oven pizza with chef JJ, as he prepares lunch with your hand-picked ingredients. It’s finding out which family member makes the best chocolate bar from scratch, milking a goat, making traditional lei and learning to hula. And discovering Hawaii’s undersea world with our expert oceanographer, then joining a Navy sailor at Pearl Harbor for a guided exploration of the USS Missouri battleship, often called ‘Mighty Mo’. Hula Dancers IT'S TRAVEL BEYOND THE EXPECTED Day 1 | Arrive Oahu, Honolulu | Waikiki (3 Nights) Aloha and welcome to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands! In the traditional Aloha spirit, you are greeted at the airport with a flower lei and your complimentary transfer will whisk you to your spectacular beachfront hotel. After checking in, get settled into Hawaiian Time with a quick dip in the resort pool. At 6 p.m., gather the family and hit the sand for a Kick-off Party with pupus and drinks on the beach and meet your Travel Director and fellow adventurers. (KP) Hotel: Hyatt Waikiki Beach ‘Battleship.’ This evening, join your fellow explorers for a splashin’ good time during a Regional Meal at a local restaurant where you enjoy dinner facing an incredible three-story, 280 gallon (1,060-litre) saltwater fish tank, home to hundreds of tropical fish! (FB RM) Day 3 | Honolulu Free Time The entire day is yours and the choices are endless! Perhaps attend a ukulele-playing demonstration or spend some time on the beach lazing in the warm Hawaiian sun. Take an optional snorkeling excursion to Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and spot sea turtles, colorful coral and dazzling tropical fish. Explore Waikiki, packed with shops and restaurants and the Ala Moana Shopping Center, a collection of over 90 shops, boutiques and a diverse, international selection of eateries. (FB) Day 2 | Honolulu Sightseeing Turtle Waikiki Beach IT'S ICONIC PLACES City Tour in Honolulu. Visit Pearl Harbor’s USS Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri Memorial, Lahaina, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the Jaggar Museum. Your Aloha adventure begins in Downtown Honolulu, home to several historic structures, including Iolani Palace, the only royal palace on American soil; a 162-year-old church built from coral blocks; and the historic Aloha Tower. Next, meet chocolate flavormeisters for a fun, hands-on, bean-to-bar A Local Specialty experience. Learn how cacao is grown and processed from pods full of cacao beans, which then get roasted, cracked, crushed, ground, conched, tempered and poured into bar molds. Even make your own delicious chocolate bar from scratch and take home a bar of handmade chocolate! This afternoon, visit the Pearl Harbor USS Arizona Memorial dedicated to the infamous naval attack that led to the U.S.’s involvement in World War II. Take a boat ride out to the memorial, built over the submerged battleship USS Arizona, and see the engraved names of the heroes who perished on that fateful day. Peer down at the remains of the sunken ship from which oil still seeps after more than 70 years. Later, enjoy a A Unique Insight into life on a battleship. Join an insider on an exclusive visit aboard the ‘Mighty Mo’—the USS Missouri—the star of the blockbuster movie Day 4 | Honolulu | Maui (3 Nights) Soar high above the Pacific as you fly to Maui, the Magic Isle, home to endless white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and luxuriant tropical foliage. A truly unique island experience begins in the misting forest of Waipoli in upcountry Maui. Here, meet your host for an exclusive farm-to-fork A Be My Guest lunch as you are taken on a visit through this diversified natural farm, on the slopes of Haleakala with panoramic bicoastal views of the island. Learn about the various crops while partaking in their harvesting. Enjoy a gourmet al fresco lunch as you watch the fresh products you just harvested be prepared right in front of you by the chef. Kids can help make their own pizza, rolling the dough, adding their toppings and then eating their savory creation fresh off the pizza oven! This afternoon, visit a working dairy farm and meet working dairy goats, herder dogs and “Charlie,” the owners’ potbelly pig. 14 HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT 3,674ft. Aloha Hawaii 9 days – 1 Country Family Experiences From: OAHU Pearl Harbor 3 WAIKIKI $2895 (per C$3150 (per person person twin twin share) share) KAANAPALI BEACH 3 Kahului MAUI Alenuihaha Channel Includes: 8 nights’ accommodations (3 hotels). 8 full breakfasts. Be My Guest lunch. Kick-off Party with appetizers. 3 dinners (2 Regional Meals and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown (including 2 internal flights). All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 5. Code: DFHA WAYS TO SAVE Triple room discount C$175 p.p Quad room discount C$325 p.p Book and Pay Early Savings visit www.trafalgar.com or your Travel Agent for Early Payment Discounts Price per Person Price per Person KONA 2 HAWAII Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Hilo Kilauea Volcano Young traveler discount C$358 Paciﬁc Ocean u u u u Starts Oahu 10 Jan Fri 31 Jan Fri 14 Feb Fri 7 Mar Fri 20 Jun Fri Ends Kona 18 Jan Sat 8 Feb Sat 22 Feb Sat 15 Mar Sat 28 Jun Sat Twin Share 3150 3150 3150 3150 3575 Single Supp. Option 1370 1370 1370 Starts Oahu 11 Jul Fri 15 Aug Fri 3 Oct Fri Ends Kona 19 Jul Sat 23 Aug Sat 11 Oct Sat 2015 21 Feb Sat Twin Share 3575 3575 3575 3575 3575 Single Supp. Option 1525 1525 1525 1525 1525 Start End Number of overnight stays Sightseeing stops 1370 13 Feb Fri 1525 14 Mar Sat 22 Mar Sun Discover the ins and outs of goat cheese production, a A Local Specialty. Taste various goat cheeses, pet and feed the goats, and for a truly unique experience, kids get a chance to learn how to hand milk a goat! Then get settled at your hotel on spectacular Kaanapali Beach, often ranked as one of America’s finest beaches. This evening, enjoy a unique “Tour of the Stars” led by a A Local Expert on the roof of your resort. Learn how more than 1,000 years ago, voyaging Polynesians were guided to the Hawaiian Islands with the help of the stars. (FB BG) Hotel: Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa setting overlooking the ocean and water-fed lagoon. Choose from a selection of optional excursions or enjoy a fun-in-the-sun beach day. Perhaps enjoy a A Local Specialty and learn about the art of leimaking or attend a demonstration of the Hula, the uniquely Hawaiian dance accompanied by chant or song that preserves and perpetuates the stories, traditions and culture of Hawaii. (FB) u Crossover: These departures operate as per the 2013 brochure. Hotels, hotel room categories and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking. WiFi: See pages 54-55 for details. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 12–13. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 53. Room Share: Guaranteed room share not available. Intra-Air: Prices include economy inter-island airfares and all related charges as applicable as of 20 May 2013 for Oahu to Maui and Maui to Hawaii flights and are subject to change without notice. Visit www.trafalgar.com for most up to date price. Hawaiian Airlines charges a baggage handling fee of $17 per suitcase on each interisland flight that is not covered in the prices and is the responsibility of the guest. Please reference page 55 for more information. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences. TRIP NOTES Day 7 | Maui | Hilo | Volcanoes National Park | Kona (2 Nights) Take flight early this morning as you bid farewell to Maui and head to the Big Island of Hawaii. Travel through the lush forest preserves to arrive at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to both Mauna Loa, the world’s largest volcano, and Kilauea, its most active. Hawaii’s landscape undergoes constant change as Kilauea continuously spews lava down into the sea. Kilauea Visitor Center is the first stop for informative and interactive displays and movies highlighting the special aspects of the park. Visit the Jaggar Museum to learn about volcanology and view seismographs and other equipment used by scientists monitoring the volcanoes. Arrive at the Thurston Lava Tube which several hundred years ago, a scorching river of lava rushed through. Later, arrive at your beachfront resort on the sunsplashed Kona Coast. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Kona Day 5 | Maui Sightseeing and Free Time Wake up in stunning Maui and get ready to explore the island’s premiere attraction: the Maui Ocean Center. Meet your A Local Expert, an ocean naturalist, for a glimpse of Hawaii’s undersea world. Learn about the spectacular live coral displays—the largest collection in the nation—enjoy playful swimming displays by green sea turtles, awe at close encounters with sharks and rays, and enjoy the outdoor touch pools and the acrylic tunnel through the 750 gallon (2,840-litre) Open Ocean exhibit with over 2,000 fish. Then head for the historic whaling village of Lahaina, which once played host to as many as 1,500 sailors on leave, including famous Moby Dick author, Herman Melville. Enjoy a cone of colorful flavored Shave Ice, a Hawaiian A Local Specialty, before returning back to the hotel where the rest of the afternoon is free to relax. This evening, get a real taste of the islands at a special Hawaiian Luau Regional Meal dinner where, through the sounds of the conch, the beating of the drums, and the echoes of the Hawaiian chant, you journey through the story of the islands of Polynesia. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring Hawaiian and Western specialties and a full open bar. (FB RM) Day 8 | Kona Sightseeing and Free Time Enjoy a relaxing breakfast before enjoying a morning and afternoon on your own. Tonight, toast to the wonderful adventures you’ve shared with your family and newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner of delectable Hawaiian dishes. (FB FD) Day 9 | Depart Kona A Hui Hou, or until we meet again! Bid farewell to the islands as your journey comes to an end with a complimentary transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay at the Sheraton Kona. (FB) Hawaii Shave Ice KEY: A Insider Experience KP Kick-off Party FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining DW Dinner with Wine Day 6 | Maui Free Time The entire day is free for you and your family to make the most of your vacation as you please. Enjoy a relaxing breakfast served in a striking 15 Wild West, Cowboys & Buffalos Stetsons, saddles and spectacular Mount Rushmore - this Wild West family adventure takes in the frontier town of Jackson, the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park. It’s insider moments like… the rush you get when thousands of gallons of water gush from Old Faithful; discover why this world-famous geyser exists at Yellowstone National Park with our naturalist guide. As your family sit under the stars by the campfire at a working ranch it’s imagining real cowboys in action the next night, at the Cody Night Rodeo, where bronco riding and team roping give you a real taste of Wyoming. And gasping at the sight of the epic Crazy Horse memorial, carved from the sacred land of Thunderhead Mountain. Traditional American Cowboys IT'S TRAVEL BEYOND THE EXPECTED Day 1 | Arrive Salt Lake City Welcome to Salt Lake City! Arrive at your hotel and enjoy some time on your own this afternoon to relax or venture out to see some of the m