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AW A RD WINN G IN O H L I DAY USA & CANADA www.trafalgar.com WITH HAWAII, ALASKA, MEXICO, COSTA RICA & PANAMA 51 EXPERTLY PLANNED GUIDED HOLIDAYS INCLUDED AUTHENTIC LOCAL DINING & UNIQUE SIGHTSEEING INCLUDED ALL FIRST CLASS ACCOMMODATION & TRANSPORTATION NEW AUTUMN, WINTER & SPRING ITINERARIES 2013 S At Trafalgar, we open doors. We'll show you more of North and Central America than you ever imagined possible. When you travel with an insider, you'll enjoy unique experiences unlike any other. It's unbeatable value you can see, hear, taste and discover on every day of your holiday. While most guided holiday companies barely skim the surface of the worlds they visit, Trafalgar invites you on a journey to see the world from the inside. 2 Monument Valley, Arizona NORTHERN TERRITORIES Fairbanks Denali N.P. ALASKA (USA) Anchorage Whittier College Fjord Seward YUKON TERRITORY NORTHWEST TERRITORIES Skagway Glacier Bay N.P. Juneau BRITISH COLUMBIA SASK ATCHEWAN ALBERTA MANITOBA Ketchikan CANADA Lake Louise Jasper N.P. Lake Louise Banff N.P. Sun Peaks Calgary Kamloops Whistler Victoria Olympic N.P. Portland Gleneden Beach Kelowna Lac Le Jeune Vancouver Seattle WASHINGTON Spokane Whitefish MONTANA MINNES NORTH DAKOTA Helena Billings Cody Clearmont Sheridan Mt. Rushmore W YOMING 320 Guest Ranch Yellowstone N.P. OREGON SOUTH DAKOTA Grand Teton N.P. IDAHO San Francisco Gold Beach Las Vegas CALIFORNIA COLORADO NEVADA S UTAH Garberville Denver Bryce Moab Lake Tahoe Canyon N.P. KANSAS S Napa Durango Torrey Yosemite N.P. San Francisco Zion N.P. Las Vegas Mammoth Lakes Santa Fe Lake Powell Monument Valley Sequoia N.P. Grand Monterey OKLAHOMA Kayenta Canyon N.P. Cambria BakersfieldDeath Amarillo Williams Flagstaff Shell Beach Oklahoma Ci Valley Sedona Albuquerque Santa Barbara ARIZONA Los Angeles NEW MEXICO Palm Springs Phoenix Scottsdale San Diego L Tucson TEXAS UNITED STATES OF AMER Salt Lake City NEBR ASK A Jackson Rapid City Keystone IO Casas Grandes K AUAI ISLANDS OF HAWAII (NOT TO SCALE) Lihue OAHU San Carlos Alamos Copper Canyon El Fuerte Waikiki Kaanapali Beach Kahului MAUI MEXICO Ca Waikoloa Kailua Kona Kahaluu-Keauhou HAWAII Hawaii Arenal Liberia Sarapiqui Guanacaste Tortuguero N.P. Monteverde Cloud San Jose Forest Manuel Antonio N.P. KEY: N.P. = National Park = Overnight Stays CO COSTA RICA (NOT TO SCALE) 3 ITORIES DESTINATION USA, CANADA, MEXICO, COSTA RICA AND PANAMA Join us for an unforgettable insider's journey of discovery through North and Central America. The locations identified on this map show the various destinations you will experience with Trafalgar. For full details on each destination, refer to the individual itinerary pages within this brochure or visit www.trafalgar.com OBA Quebec NEWFOUNDL AND QUEBEC ONTARIO PRINCE MINNESOTA EDWARD A Quebec City WISCONSIN CharlottetownIS. AMERICA Springfield St. Louis MISSOURI IOWA Chicago Baddeck Montreal Fredericton Moncton Ottawa Saint John Halifax Kingston North Conway Bar Harbor Essex Toronto MICHIGAN Ludlow NEW Niagara Falls YORK Springfield Boston Newport Cape Cod PENNSYLVANIA Lancaster County Bedford New York OHIO Philadelphia Gettysburg Washington, D.C. WEST VIRGINIA VIRGINIA New York KA ILLINOIS INDIANNA NSAS KLAHOMA Branson ARK ANSAS KENTUCKY Nashville Memphis TENNESSEE Shenandoah N.P. Williamsburg NORTH CAROLINA Oklahoma City LOUISIANA MISSISSIPPI Natchez AL ABAMA GEORGIA SOUTH CAROLINA Panama New Orleans Orlando Space Coast FLORIDA Sarasota Naples Key West Miami New Orleans O Merida Uxmal Campeche Cancun Playa Del Carmen Chichen Itza PANAMA (NOT TO SCALE) Gamboa Panama Boquete City Playa Bonita PANAMA COSTA RICA Contents Introduction Map Travellinglikeaninsider Insiderexperiences It'sthepeoplethatmakethedifference Magicalsightseeing Diningexperiences BeMyGuest&Travelatitsbest FirstClasshotels Holidaystyles Uniqueseasonalexperiences Sensationalsavings 2 3-4 6-7 8-9 10-11 12-13 14-15 16-17 18-19 20-21 22-23 24-25 Western Canada & Alaska DCRA DCRD DRMF DSMA DCWW DBCW DROR DBTW Canada'sRockies (withOptionalCalgaryStampede) Canada'sRockies&RockyMountaineer (withOptionalCalgaryStampede) o RockiesThrills&GlacierChills (withOptionalCalgaryStampede) MajesticAlaska (withOptionalAlaskaCruise) WesternCanadaWinterAdventure s BestofCanada'sWest (withOptionalCalgaryStampede) RockiesPanorama Trans-CanadianAdventure Days Page o q z 7 96�97 8 98 �99 8 /9 00�101 1 8 /14102�103 11104�105 11 /13106�107 11108�109 14110�111 t xt t t t Western USA Code DYEL DTRA DCPA DWCD DANF DGWC DCYN DCTS DNPW DPNA DCLN DDRY DWFT DCAL DSPA DWEW DWED Itinerary DBOC BestoftheCanyonlands YellowstoneWinterAdventure TheTrailblazer PioneerAdventuresoftheOldWest DWWA WildWest,Cowboys&Buffalos Days Page 7 26�27 8 28�29 8 30�31 8 32�33 8 34�35 8 36�37 s z Eastern Canada DPEI NovaScotia&PrinceEdwardIsland DBEC BestofEasternCanada DMMA EnchantingMaritimes Days Page 8 112�113 10114�115 12116�117 t q DANC NorthernCalifornia tq t SanFrancisco&WineCountryDelights o 8 38�39 CaliforniaDreamin' q 8 40�41 GoldenWestContrasts 8 (withoptionalDisneyland�Extension) o /10 42�43 CanyonCountryJamboree sq 9 44�45 ColourfulTrailsoftheSouthwest 9 46�47 NationalParksWonders 9 48�49 AdventuresintheWildNorthwest q 10 50�51 TheCalifornian (withRoseParadeoption) DudeRanchin'Yellowstone &GlacierRoundup q WesternFrontiers Wonders&FlavoursoftheGoldenState s ScenicParksExplorer Coast,Canyon& DesertOasisCrossing s iz! WesternDiscoverer 10 52�53 10 12 14 14 54�55 56�57 58�59 60�61 Mexico, Costa Rica & Panama LPAN LFCA LCRE DYUC DCCA Panama,TheCanal&Beyond Monkeys,Jungles&Volcanoes CostaRicaEcoAdventure (withOptionalGuanacasteBeachStay) TreasuresoftheYucatan (withOptionalRivieraMayaBeachStay) Mexico'sCopperCanyon Days Page s q t 8118�119 8120�121 8 /10122 123 � 8 /10124 125 � 9/7126�127 Travel Information Hotels Pre/PostNights&Transfers ExpressCheck-In,CancellationFeeWaiver, ThingstoKnow&BookingConditions Page 128-129 130-131 132-133 14 62�63 14 64�65 Eastern, Southern USA & Cross Continent DACO DHIH DGEC DTLF DATL DFLA DTSS DNEW DRST DEUS Days Page 8 8 8 8 9 10 10 11 66�67 68�69 70�71 72�73 74�75 76�77 78�79 80�81 Thesesymbolsfeaturedonitinerariesindicateour: AutumnColours i HistoricHighlights GreatEastCoastCities o TrailsofLiberty q EastCoastTown&CountryRetreat s o Florida'sSunshineTrail s z ! 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Hawaii DHS DFHA DHM DHK DHL HawaiianExplorer AlohaHawaii BestofHawaii HawaiianDiscovery HawaiiFourIslandAdventure s Days Page 8 86�87 9 88�89 q 10 90�91 11 92�93 13 94�95 5 Trafalgar is your key to travelling like an insider Every day of your holiday, Trafalgar opens the door to unforgettable experiences. For over 65 years, we've been fulfilling travel dreams and creating lasting memories. We bring each destination to life through our intimate knowledge of the places you visit and share authentic experiences you would not have on your own. INCREDIBLE VALUE We're committed to making sure you get the most out of your holiday. Our guided holidays are packed full of inclusions, from selected meals to exclusive sightseeing highlights and activities, Trafalgar delivers truly incredible value. It's an experience far more rewarding than you could ever do on your own! PERFECTLY BALANCED & HASSLE FREE Trafalgar's local knowledge creates the ideal holiday experience for you with a perfect balance of included sightseeing, optional excursions and free time. We also understand your time is valuable, so with your pre-arranged entry ticket in hand, you'll enjoy hassle free entry to all the major attractions you visit. 6 Banff National Park, Canada FIRST CLASS TRAVEL HIGHLIGHTS Enjoy First Class treatment all the way on every Trafalgar guided holiday. Relax in comfort staying in First Class hotel accommodation featuring two-bedded rooms and private facilities. We will check you in, take your luggage to your room and ensure all hotel porterage, tips and gratuities are taken care of in your holiday price. You'll travel by luxury, air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom. And you'll have the services of one of our professional Travel Directors throughout your holiday, ensuring your experience is hassle-free. As a bonus, you will also receive a stylish wallet, a keepsake booklet and map, and take home a group photo taken at a popular attraction. Complimentary airport transfers are also provided on the first and last days of your trip. CLASSIC FAVOURITES & UNIQUE EXPERIENCES Not only do we show you the major sights and attractions you would expect to see, but we surprise you with Hidden Treasures along the way. Our local expertise enables us to take you down the road less travelled � and you'll find it's paved with unique insider experiences you'll never forget. AWARD-WINNING QUALITY & SERVICE Trafalgar wins multiple awards globally every year, including Best International Tour Operator* five years in a row. Over two million people have travelled the world with us, reporting an amazing 98% rate of satisfaction with the quality of our services. * As voted by US Travel Agents and Industry Professionals in the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards. 7 Insider experiences exclusive to Trafalgar Explore North and Central America with Trafalgar and your itinerary will be filled with authentic local experiences you wouldn't get to enjoy travelling on your own. The depth of our local knowledge means we can take you deeper inside the destination and provide a unique insider's perspective on the people, places and history you'll encounter. BE MY GUEST DINING B It's your exclusive invitation to meet and dine with the locals! Our Be My Guest experiences present a unique opportunity for you to sample the authentic dishes of a region and mingle with your hosts at family homes, working estates and other exclusive venues. Discover more on page 16. HIDDEN TREASURES G The world is full of amazing sights, but not all of them are as obvious as the famous landmarks. During your journey, your Travel Director will reveal at least one Hidden Treasure � a special surprise you wouldn't get to experience without their in-depth local knowledge. Read more on page 13. LOCAL SPECIALITIES I Experience firsthand the unique products and crafts of the places you visit with our Local Specialities. Watch skilled local artisans at work, learn about the history of the craft or industry and often sample the fruits of their labours. Read more on page 13. Chef David Sterling hosts a Be My Guest experience in Merida, Mexico UNIQUE INSIGHTS l LOCAL EXPERTS j At various destinations, Local Experts will provide you with fascinating in-depth insights into local cultures and landscapes with their specialised knowledge. These entertaining speakers include professional naturalists, geologists, historians and more. Read more on page 11. On selected itineraries, we'll provide a different perspective on the area you are discovering with visits to interesting and diverse places that are unique to a particular region. Learn more on page 13. LOCAL GUIDES 5 During your journey, you may be accompanied by Local Guides who will share an insider's view of the destination you are visiting. They will provide real cultural insights of their hometown! Read more on page 11. Look for the symbols on each itinerary page in this brochure to see the wealth of insider experiences you'll enjoy when you travel with Trafalgar. 8 Local Speciality - Learn how sparkling wine is made at Domaine Carneros For every iconic destination there's an insider experience waiting to be discovered. Yosemite Falls, California 9 10 Learn the art of wine blending with a winemaker, like Peter at Ravenswood Winery, Sonoma, California It's the people that make the difference We know your holiday memories are measured not just by the sights you see and the food you taste, but also the people you encounter along the way. So Trafalgar makes sure you get to meet and mingle with the locals. Whether it's American Indians in Monument Valley, cowboys in Montana, blues musicians in Memphis or the Amish in Lancaster County, you'll discover the culture of every region from an insider's view. THE FINEST TRAVEL DIRECTORS We pride ourselves on having some of the finest and most experienced Travel Directors in the world. These friendly professionals have the local knowledge to do what the guidebooks can't � give you a true insider's perspective on each destination and create a holiday experience you simply could not have on your own. 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 holiday seamless and hassle free. THE VERY BEST COACH DRIVERS You will be chauffeured by the best Coach Drivers in the business. With years of experience, our friendly and attentive drivers are truly adept at providing you with the smoothest ride and you'll find them completely dedicated to your comfort and safety. Take in the sights of Quebec City, Canada, with a Local Guide LOCAL GUIDES 5 LOCAL EXPERTS j On select itineraries, you'll enjoy the company of skilled and enthusiastic Local Experts who will provide fascinating indepth insights on a range of topics relating to their field. In the San Francisco district of Haight-Ashbury, take a unique journey back to the 1960s reliving the rock `n' roll music, fashion and architecture from the Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix `flower power' era. And in New Hampshire, you'll meet a naturalist who will share his passion and expertise on the local ecology and climate. Entertaining and charming Local Guides will join you at various destinations on select holidays to share stories and knowledge of their hometown and local traditions. Get the insider's view on the historical landmarks of Washington, D.C. Explore New York City's most famous attractions, including a visit to the `Top of the Rock' for unparalleled views of the Manhattan skyline. And in Quebec City, our Local Guide will enlighten you with stories as you walk around the quaint streets of the Old Town and the Plains of Abraham. SHARE THE FUN WITH NEW FRIENDS Travelling is so much more fun when you can share the experience. Your companions will be made up of English-speaking travellers from around the world. As you share good times, you'll find the group camaraderie really enriches your holiday experience. Visit the Trafalgar Community to connect with fellow travellers in our Forums and also see what past guests are saying about us on Facebook at: www.trafalgar.com/community www.facebook.com/TrafalgarTravel Travel Directors, like Todd, provide a true insider's experience 11 Niagara Falls, Canada Magical sightseeing your journey of discovery Sightseeing with Trafalgar is about much more than simply seeing the sights. We take you on an unforgettable, in-depth journey of discovery. You'll see the hidden places only the locals know about. You'll experience the unique traditions that shape the diverse cultures of North and Central America from an insider's perspective. Wherever you go with us, we'll unlock the wonders of each amazing place you visit. YOU WON'T MISS A THING J When you travel with Trafalgar, you can make use of state-of-the-art audio headsets for an enriching sightseeing experience. 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. SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING m On our At Leisure holidays, you'll benefit from locally guided sightseeing with small, intimate groups generally no larger than 25 guests in select locations. 12 Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica Chichen Itza, Mexico Martha's Vineyard harbour, Massachusetts Death Valley, California Everglades National Park, Florida FASCINATING LOCAL SPECIALITIES I Our Local Specialities highlight local enterprises such as wineries, breweries, plantations, farms and art studios. They present great opportunities to learn about the processes involved in creating local products or traditional handicrafts. At Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream factory in Stowe, Vermont, you'll tour the factory and learn how ice cream is made � complete with tastings! And in New York State, you'll visit the Corning Museum of Glass and see firsthand how glassworkers create spectacular works of art. UNIQUE INSIGHTS l Unique Insights will take you deeper into the local, social and cultural landscape than you might have expected. On selected itineraries, you'll visit interesting places that are unique to a particular region. In Las Vegas, you'll discover the whole truth and nothing but the truth about mafia life with interactive exhibits at the Mob Museum. And in Vancouver, you'll learn to play the popular Canadian winter sport of curling at a local club. EXCLUSIVE HIDDEN TREASURES G Sometimes, the most amazing sights are just around the corner, but how would you know where to look or that they were even there? With years of experience and an intimate knowledge of each destination, our Travel Directors take delight in revealing these Hidden Treasures to you on every itinerary. In Washington, D.C., we'll show you where you can get the most exclusive views of the city at night. And in a secret location in Piedras Blancas, California, you'll be surprised when you discover a colony of friendly sea creatures basking in the sun. ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE On every itinerary, we offer a range of optional excursions that allow you to enhance your experience should you so choose. Optional excursions offer unforgettable highlights of each destination at the most competitive prices. Perhaps take a relaxing morning air balloon ride over the Napa Valley. How about white-water rafting in Costa Rica or Jasper? Or experience a thrilling jeep ride through the spectacular red rocks of Sedona? The choice is yours! 13 14 Take part in a hands-on cooking class at the famous Ramekins Culinary School, Sonoma Valley Dining experiences local & authentic It is impossible to get a true feeling of a region without sampling the tasty specialities of its local cuisine, so we go to great lengths to ensure you get to enjoy these distinctive dishes and flavours. From wine tasting in the Napa Valley to a memorable Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant that you would never find on your own, you'll enjoy unique and memorable dining experiences throughout your holiday. WELCOME RECEPTION E & FAREWELL DINNER F Being in a friendly group is all part of the Trafalgar experience, so we make sure you are given a proper introduction to your fellow travellers. On the first night of your guided holiday, your Travel Director will invite you for a Welcome Reception where over a drink and a light buffet, you can get to know your travel companions. For Family Experiences, a Kick-Off Party provides the same opportunity for a fun, informal get together at the start of your holiday. Then, at the end of your trip, you'll all enjoy a memorable Farewell Dinner. For example, in Spokane, you'll enjoy a unique dining experience at the iconic Steam Plant Grill. HIGHLIGHT MEALS F Trafalgar also includes a variety of Highlight Meals, where you'll dine on amazing regional cuisine at a hotel or local restaurant distinctive to the area you are visiting. A true highlight on your itinerary, we have sourced the best local dining experiences that will leave you wanting more. In Memphis, you'll enjoy contemporary southern cuisine with a Delta influence and live blues music while you dine above the famous BB King's Club at Itta Bena. WINE TASTING H & WINE PAIRING WITH DINNER North America boasts some excellent wine-producing regions and you'll be invited to participate in Wine Tastings when you visit these areas. Also, when travelling in regions such as California's Napa, Sonoma and Central Valleys and Canada's Niagara Peninsula, Vancouver Island and Okanagan Valley, you'll enjoy some of the finest locally produced wines served with dinner. You'll learn about the wines' characteristics and why that variety was selected to complement each course of your meal. DELECTABLE EVERYDAY DINING You'll begin the morning with a hearty American breakfast, either � la carte or buffet style. At lunch, you are generally left to discover the local fare on your own, so you can make the most of your free time. Your Travel Director is on hand with insider tips on the best local restaurants to try. Selected dinners are included, often featuring the distinctive cuisines from the various regions you visit. YOUR CHOICE DINING K On our At Leisure holidays, you'll appreciate the choice of where to dine for dinner. We understand that individual tastes may differ, so in some locations we have handpicked four restaurants for you to choose from, offering a variety of cuisines to suit your palate. A TASTE OF NORTH AMERICA h If you like food and wine, then you'll love our food-focused itineraries. Visit a meadery in New England and sample wine made from honey, enjoy a tasting tour around San Francisco's historic Ferry Building marketplace or learn to make culinary delights from an expert chef at the renowned Ramekins Culinary School in Napa Valley. Look for the icon on the itinerary pages to see which holidays are our Taste of North America experiences. Tantalise your taste-buds with New Orleans Creole cuisine. 15 Be My Guest unique local dining experiences Exclusive to Trafalgar, Be My Guest dining experiences connect you with the true essence of a destination as only an insider can. You'll savour amazing regional food and wine with locals in ways you never could travelling on your own. Nicholson Ranch Winery, California Nestled in the foothills of the prized grape-growing region of Sonoma Valley, you'll enjoy a personal tour of the familyrun Nicholson Ranch Winery with one of the winemakers. Sample estate-produced wines followed by an alfresco gourmet meal. ASAP BBQ, Missouri Meet USA Barbecue Champions, the Randalls and the Mellows, for an outdoor picnic on the grounds of the former St. Louis World's Fair. Learn how to make your own ASAP (Always Smoked Absolutely Perfect) barbecue sauce which you'll bottle and take home, followed by an award-winning barbecue dinner. Pappy's Cowboy Cookout, Montana Join Happy Pappy at his ranch for an evening of Old West hospitality in the beautiful Montana countryside. Listen to stories of the frontier while your barbecue dinner is cooked in true cowboy-style. Later, gather around the campfire for harmonica lessons. Join your host, like Ramona at Nicholson Ranch Winery, California UNIQUE, EXCLUSIVE VENUES B The real beauty of Be My Guest is the authenticity of the entire experience � from the exquisite food to the wonderful people you meet and the unique places where these exclusive events are held. You'll be invited into private estates, working farms, wineries and family-run establishments to discover local culture from an insider's view, made possible only through Trafalgar's arrangements with your hosts. Whet your appetite with the following examples, just a few of the Be My Guest experiences you could enjoy in locations all over North and Central America. 16 Be entertained around the campfire by your host Happy Pappy in Montana Ride on the famous Rocky Mountaineer Travel at its best in every way Wherever you go with Trafalgar, you'll travel in comfort and style. Whether it's by land, river or sea, we select the mode of transport that will give you the best travelling experience. No maps or timetables to read, no need to worry about parking, luggage handling or directions � it's the ultimate in hassle free travel. THE ULTIMATE IN COACH TRAVEL Relax in comfort and safety onboard our modern and fuel-efficient coaches. Each coach is fully air-conditioned, fitted with reclining seats and has an onboard restroom. You'll be chauffeur-driven, from your hotel doorstep to all the major sights and attractions. Plus you'll get to know your travel companions along the way! During your journey: � Your Travel Director will provide a captivating insider's view on the history, culture and geography of each region. � In Mexico and Costa Rica, you'll learn useful phrases in Spanish as well as other handy travel tips. � You'll see the glorious scenery through panoramic windows from your coach's high vantage point. THE FINEST MODES OF TRANSPORT We carefully tailor our itineraries to include unique and exciting modes of transport such as historic train rides like the Durango and Silverton Train, the Grand Canyon Railway in Arizona and the Napa Valley Wine Train in California. You can enjoy all-inclusive, luxury cruising in Alaska with Holland America Cruise Lines. Or choose one of our holidays featuring spectacular train journeys on The Canadian or the Rocky Mountaineer offering different service level options. On our Hawaiian itineraries, we include internal flights to take you between islands. Travel in style and comfort 17 Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab, USA First Class hotels ideally located Whether in the city or the country, Trafalgar's guests always stay in first class accommodation in locations that perfectly complement each itinerary. Our gateway city hotels are ideally located close to restaurants, bars and shops allowing you to make the most of each destination. And our charming country properties are selected for their uniqueness and proximity to all the must-see sights. 18 Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa, Hawaii, USA A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP At Trafalgar, we know that a good night's sleep is essential for the full enjoyment of your holiday. That's why every hotel is carefully selected for quality, impeccable service and comfort to ensure you are well rested for the exciting day that awaits you. Your hotels are always First Class or better, featuring luxurious accommodation that often include swimming pools, health spas, gyms and everything you'd expect from highly respected brands such as Sheraton, Hilton, Hyatt and Marriott. You'll also stay in accommodation which are unique to the area you are visiting, such as the Leola Inn in Pennsylvania, K Bar S Lodge in Keystone or spending the night inside Yosemite National Park. And on our Family Experiences holidays, families can make the most of quad room accommodation. ACCOMMODATING YOUR EVERY NEED Our Product Team inspects and monitors each Trafalgar property to ensure the meticulous standards we expect from our hotel partners are maintained for your every comfort and satisfaction. As a guest on a Trafalgar holiday, you'll be treated to First Class service every time. Upon arrival you'll find you have already been checked in, your luggage taken directly to your room and all hotel porterage, tips and gratuities already taken care of in your holiday price, leaving you nothing else to do but enjoy your stay. The Portola Hotel, Monterey, USA Tropicana Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, USA 19 Your choice of distinctive holiday styles At Trafalgar, we understand that everyone is different, so we present a variety of holiday styles for you to choose from. Each of our holiday choices has been carefully designed to truly immerse you in the destination and the local culture. Our goal is to provide the perfect holiday experience. REGIONAL Our Regional guided holidays delve deeper into the heart of a particular region, state or province in North and Central America to discover the true essence of these remarkable destinations. Your Travel Director and Local Guides reveal the unique people, places and sights that make each place you visit so special. If you're looking for a truly authentic experience, choose one of our 17 Regional holidays. AT LEISURE o DISCOVERY Every day on a Trafalgar Discovery guided holiday is an unforgettable adventure in the making. Visiting multiple regions, these itineraries take you to North America's most popular destinations and treat you to all kinds of exciting adventures along the way. To help you plan, so you can choose a lively or comfortable pace itinerary. Accompanied by your expert Travel Director, Discovery holidays provide an in-depth holiday experience, where you come away with a wealth of local knowledge and a photo album packed with memories. Choose from 13 Discovery holidays. Our At Leisure guided holidays are expertly designed to give you more time to savour every part of your North American holiday. With at least two or three nights in each destination and motorcoach travelling days starting no earlier than 9am, these leisurely paced holidays allow you time to soak up the atmosphere of each fabulous city or region while having your Travel Director's guidance should you need it. In select locations you'll make the most of Small Group Sightseeing with generally no more than 25 guests. And when it comes to dining, you can choose from our tempting selection of Your Choice Dining restaurants in select locations. At Leisure holidays are ideal for those who like to linger longer and discover more. Look for the symbol indicating our 7 At Leisure holidays. FAMILY EXPERIENCES q Our Family Experiences are designed to let you make the most of every minute with your family. There's no need to worry about researching the best destinations, family-friendly hotels and restaurants or finding activities that appeal to all ages. All the work has been done for you, so you can relax and have fun with your family. From bonfires on the beach to white water rafting or a stay on a dude ranch, your holiday will be full of family fun and friendship. Look for the symbol indicating our 10 Family Experiences holidays. HAWAIIAN TIME From the moment you set foot in Hawaii, you'll feel the world slow down as island life takes hold of you. With Trafalgar, you'll experience the fantastic sights you've always wanted to see � Honolulu's Pearl Harbor Memorial, spectacular Hawaii Volcanoes National Park or Maui's historic Lahaina � but each itinerary also allows plenty of time for your leisure. Try snorkelling, take a hula lesson, go whale watching, count waterfalls or learn to surf. Or just relax on the beach or by the pool. Choose from 4 Hawaiian Time holidays. 20 Learn how to hula like a local in Hawaii Explore the Old West while staying at a dude ranch in Wyoming 21 Enjoy the warm hospitality and splendour of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Insider experiences in autumn, winter & spring Every season has a story to tell and so does Trafalgar during autumn, winter and spring. From the winter wonderlands of the Canadian Rockies and Yellowstone National Park to the enchanting deserts of California, Arizona and Nevada, you'll discover the unique vibrancy of North America unlike any other time of the year. And join us at Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year for a truly memorable holiday celebration! 22 NOW FEATURING AUTUMN i, WINTER z & SPRING ! HOLIDAYS! No matter what time of the year, Trafalgar opens the door to unique experiences. Our customised autumn, winter and spring holidays are designed to capture the essence of each season with distinctive destinations and experiences that can only be enjoyed and appreciated during these special seasons. Look for the above symbols on the itinerary pages in this brochure to locate our seasonal guided holidays. Western Canada Winter Adventure Discover Western Canada from a truly unique perspective as you travel in complete comfort aboard VIA Rail's `Snow Train' and our luxury motorcoach through the majestic, snow-blanketed Rockies. You'll enjoy an exciting array of specially selected activities � shopping, cooking, curling, snowshoeing, dogsledding and more! Plus, you'll experience the hospitality and grandeur of the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Chateau Lake Louise and Jasper Park Lodge. Exploring Florida's Vizcaya Gardens is a delight in the cooler months Florida's Sunshine Trail Discover Florida's east and west coasts, and the southernmost point of the United States, Key West, when the weather is at its most pleasant. Explore NASA's Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center, where you'll lunch with a real astronaut. In Miami, enjoy a guided visit to the palatial Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. In Key West, you'll have time to browse the many boutiques and museums and sample delicious Caribbean cuisine. Come face-to-face with manatees in Tampa, and sunbathing alligators as you experience the Everglades aboard a thrilling airboat. Yellowstone Winter Adventure Experience Yellowstone's winter wonderland away from the summer crowds, when bison, elk, wolves and bighorn sheep wander more freely across the snow-covered landscape, and the otherworldly array of geothermal activities are even more awe-inspiring in the cold winter air. Explore the park aboard specially designed snow coaches, and go sleigh riding, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing � you will feel like you have Yellowstone National Park all to yourself! Autumn Colours As the leaves begin to fall, immerse yourself in the auburn hues of Eastern USA on this fascinating autumn holiday that visits Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. See the quaint villages of New England and explore Acadia National Park with its breathtaking views from the top of Cadillac Mountain. Visit the scenic town of North Conway and learn about the region's diverse wildlife with a Local Expert. And discover the art of glassblowing at an authentic Be My Guest lunch in Quechee, Vermont. The perfect time to experience desert resorts like Palm Springs Coast, Canyon & Desert Oasis Crossing Explore the great Mojave, Colorado and Sonoran Deserts and revel in their milder season temperatures. Experience the spectacle of the desert in bloom and discover the coastal delights of Los Angeles, Monterey and San Francisco. Enjoy Trafalgar's unique insider experiences including an exclusive Be My Guest winery experience in California, and a private guided tour of Las Vegas' new Mob Museum. Explore the colourful autumn foliage in New Hampshire 23 Trafalgar gives you a great deal more! Take advantage of our sensational offers and you'll enjoy even bigger savings and get even more value out of every moment on your Trafalgar guided holiday. American Eagle BOOK EARLY � PAY NOW & SAVE! If you book and pay in full you'll save up to 10% off the LAND-only portion of your holiday. Choose from these Early Payment Discount options: Pay (min) 12 Months prior to departure 10% SAVE UP TO Pay (min) 10 Months prior to departure 7.5% SAVE UP TO Pay (min) 6 Months prior to departure SAVE 5% UP TO IMPORTANT: See individual itinerary pages for the exact value of how much you will save. All holidays must be booked and paid in full for this discount to apply. This discount does not apply to extra nights' accommodation, optional extensions, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements, airport transfers and any cruise portion of a holiday. SINGLE TRAVELLERS One of the great benefits of guided travel is the ease of travelling solo and with Trafalgar we make it simple by offering the following: TRAVEL WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS Travel together and save money 5% SAVE Guaranteed room share When travelling alone, we understand that some guests do not want to incur the additional expense of a single room supplement. With this in mind Trafalgar offers you the opportunity to purchase these holidays on a room sharing basis on the majority of our itineraries. We will accommodate you with a fellow guest of the same gender on a 'twobedded' room basis (non-smoking rooms only). Please note that we cannot guarantee that roommates will be of a similar age group. This is an enjoyable way to travel and get to make new friends as well as a positive way to stretch your holiday budget further. If we fail to match you, we will provide you with a single room at no additional cost to you. IMPORTANT: This option does not apply to extra nights' accommodation, optional extensions, any holiday and cruise combination, or to the Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico, Panama and Costa Rica itineraries. 5 to 8 � SAVE 5%: If a group of 5-8 guests travel together, a discount of 5% per person applies to the LAND-only portion of your holiday. So it pays to explore the world with your family and friends! 9 or more: If 9 or more guests travel together we offer attractive group discounts based on the number of people travelling. In a group of 9 guests 1 traveller qualifies for a 50%* discount off the LAND-only portion of the holiday. In a group of 16 guests 1 traveller qualifies for 100%* discount off the LANDonly portion of the holiday. IMPORTANT: Space is limited to one group per motorcoach so book early! All guests' names must be advised to Trafalgar before the discount is applied. This discount does not apply to extra nights' accommodation, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements, airport transfers, optional extensions and any cruise portion of a holiday. *Discount is on a twin-share basis only. Single supplement value If you prefer the privacy of your own