Family Experiences 2013 (SA)
The world is full of incredible places and exploring it is a much more fulfilling experience when shared with your family.
2013 EUROPE & THE AMERICAS e kids get up to at See what adventures thes nces.co.za www.FamilyTravelExperie www.FamilyTravelExperiences.co.za Discover the secret to the perfect family holiday! The world is full of incredible places and exploring it is a much more fulfilling experience when shared with your family. Trafalgarâ€™s tailored Family Experiences are the perfect way to introduce your kids to the diverse cultures and traditions of Europe and the Americas. Your kids will be just as eager to explore as you are, as their curiosity of the world unfolds around them and their imaginations grow with amazing sights, action-packed activities and captivating learning experiences that are fun for everyone. 2 With over 65 years of experience, we go out of our way to deliver unforgettable travel experiences for families. We take care of every last detail to ensure your entire holiday is hassle free and infinitely easier than travelling independently. But the real secret to the ultimate family holiday is the memories youâ€™ll relive together long after you return home. Go horseback riding in ranch country, Wyoming, USA Contents Introduction What's Included Sightseeing It's the people you meet Dining Accommodation & Transport Sensational Savings & Air Deals Page 2 4-5 6-7 8-9 10-11 12-13 14-15 Europe Magic & Make Believe Castles & Kilts Gladiators, Gondolas & Gold Sorrento & Sicily Surprise Spanish Salsa European Wonderland Greek Island Hopper Days 8 10 10 10 9 11 10 Page 16-17 18-19 20-21 22-23 24-25 26-27 28-29 Paris, France The Colosseum, Rom e, Italy TreadRight Foundation Peyto Lake, Alberta, Can ada The Americas Days Aloha Hawaii NEW 9 Wild West, Cowboys & Buffalos 8 Pioneer Adventures of the Old West 8 Canyon Country Jamboree NEW 9 Rockies Thrills & Glacier Chills with optional Calgary Stampede 8/9 California Dreaminâ€™ 8 Trails of Liberty 8 Adventures in the Wild Northwest 10 Dude Ranchin', Yellowstone & Glacier Roundup 10 Monkeys, Jungles & Volcanoes 8 Conquistadors, Sacred Valleys & Inca Mysteries 11 Peruvian Amazon & Galapagos Island Cruise Extensions Page 30-31 32-33 34-35 36-37 38-39 40-41 42-43 44-45 46-47 48-49 50-51 In cooperation with TreadRight, we're pleased to support the National Trust, now for our second year. The National Trust is committed to the protection of the coastline and countryside in England, Wales & Northern Ireland. To date, we've supported the building of a state-of-the-art visitors centre at Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway, as well as an appeal to safeguard the iconic White Cliffs of Dover. Several Trafalgar itineraries visit National Trust sites. Please look for the TreadRight logo on select itinerary pages and visit www.trafalgar.com for more information on our commitment to sustainable tourism. 52 Travel Information Hotels, Travel Protection Plan & Booking Conditions Protecting the places we visit and cultures we interact with is important to Trafalgar. We are committed to supporting sustainable tourism initiatives and protecting the destinations we visit to ensure they remain vibrant for future generations of travellers. Through the TreadRight Foundation, established by our parent company The Travel Corporation, we have helped to contribute more than $1.5 million to initiatives worldwide. To learn more, visit us at www.treadright.org. 53-55 ud to Trafalgar is pro recycled be using 100% ody of paper for the b . all its brochures 3 A family holiday to remember Planning a family holiday on your own is not without its challenges. On a Trafalgar Family Experiences holiday, we take all the stress away and create a hassle free journey, so your family can spend quality time together exploring each destination to its fullest. We take care of everything Choosing a Family Experiences holiday ensures your family enjoys hassle free travel filled with priceless memories. We look after all the details so the whole family can get the most out of their holiday and make new discoveries every day. See the Trafalgar difference for yourself with our unbeatable, value-formoney inclusions. WE HEARD STORIES OF INCA RULERS FROM OUR LOCAL GUIDE AT MACHU PICCHU WE GOT TO PAINT AND DECORATE OUR OWN VENETIAN MASK 4 LAST VE B A HAD NING ABO ZIPLI UNGLE IN THE JA RICA! COST Lincoln Mem orial, Washi ngton oming, USA ical Center, Wy Buffalo Bill Histor Travelling ON YOUR OWN Hassle free Travel Sightseeing & Activities Accommodation Meals Transport D.C., USA WHAT WE INCLUDE • Spend hours researching and planning your • Expertly planned itineraries entire holiday • A travel wallet and travel documents • Make new friends • Rely on guidebooks to learn about destinations and where to go • Overcoming language barriers • Follow the usual tourist trail and see the same sights as everyone else • Waiting in line • Organising activities to keep kids entertained that are both fun and educational • Limited cultural experiences • Services of a professional Travel Director* • In-depth sightseeing with Local Guides and Local Experts. See page 8 • Authentic and unexpected sightseeing experiences like Local Specialities, Unique Insights and Hidden Treasures. See pages 6-7 • Free VIP entry to major sights • Family-friendly activities. See pages 6-7 • Kids cooking classes (on selected itineraries). See page 11 • Audio headsets for all guided visits and included sightseeing • Customise your holiday with Optional Excursions. See page 7 • Complimentary keepsake group photo • Unsure of quality and suitability of accommodation you book • Pay retail prices • Struggle with luggage • Additional outlays and hidden expenses such as tips, hotel service charges and taxes • Carefully chosen, great-value First Class hotels and unique accommodation • Ideally located • Tailored for families with two-bedded rooms and private facilities (triple and quad rooms available upon request) • All baggage handling, hotel service charges, tips and taxes included • Risk of poor quality • Spend more time searching for family-friendly options • Pay restaurant prices • Additional cost for tips • Breakfast included daily • Quality local cuisine with kid-friendly menus • Authentic Highlight Dinners. See page 11 • Kick-off Party and Farewell Dinner. See pages 10-11 • Exclusive Be My Guest dining experiences. See page 11 • Tips included • For other meals, help with reservations and directions to where the locals eat • Arrange your own transport which may not always be convenient or comfortable • Rely on maps and timetables to plan your route or stop for directions • Worry about parking • Travel by luxury, air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and restroom • Dedicated Coach Driver takes you everywhere • Complimentary airport transfers on the arrival and departure days of your trip See page 53 for details Except Magic and Make Believe, which is locally hosted. * 5 Sightseeing adventures LIKE NO OTHER! Our Family Experiences holidays are packed with endless activities suitable for travellers of all ages. You’ll explore all the popular sights you’ve been longing to see as well as places of special interest for the kids. And with free VIP entry into many of the major sights on your itinerary, your family will enjoy a hassle free sightseeing experience every time. Local Specialities I Our Local Specialities allow you to learn firsthand about the unique products, crafts and traditions of a region. You’ll watch skilled artisans at work and often sample the fruits of their labours. In Hawaii, learn to make flower leis. Create your own chocolate bar at America’s famous Hershey’s Chocolate World. Learn to dance the Flamenco in Spain, and in Italy, visit a gelateria to see how gelato is made before tasting a variety of flavours! e tun For a t y isi or 'll v act You okie F Co RNED WE LEA CE THE TO DAN IN SPAIN O C N E FLAM See how ge lato is made in Florence Unique Insights l A REAL SAILOR SHOWED US AROUND THE USS MISSOURI On select itineraries, we take you deeper into the social and cultural landscape of a destination with visits to interesting places that are unique to a particular region. Experience life as a gladiator with a visit to a Gladiator School in Rome. Enjoy a glimpse into the lives of a traditional English butler and housekeeper at Tatton Park Mansion House. And learn about the battleship USS Missouri on a guided visit with a real US Navy sailor, on board this museum ship in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Adrenalin-pumping adventures During your holiday, we'll thrill you with action-packed activities. Your family will enjoy flying along ziplines high above the jungle floor in Costa Rica. Feel the rush of white water rafting along the Athabasca River in Canada (or a more gentle and scenic float trip if you prefer). Rev up with dune buggy rides and sand boarding in the middle of the desert in Peru. Or take a high-speed jet boat ride down the Rogue River in Oregon. 6 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. HISTORY CAME TO LIFE AT THE GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD ST SAW THE MO NERY E AWESOME SC DOWN AT ON OUR FLO R SNAKE RIVE Fun learning experiences Along the way, we’ll provide you with insightful and educational experiences that will stimulate the minds of kids and adults alike. Take an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. Feel the history of the American Civil War come to life on a visit to the Gettysburg Battlefield. And enjoy spine-tingling ghost stories on a candlelight tour in colonial Williamsburg. G TO LEARNIN IGHT AT F D R O SW CHOOL S R O T A GLADI COOL! Y L S U O I R WAS SE Exciting Optional Excursions Apart from all the included sights and activities on your itinerary, we also offer a range of Optional Excursions that you can choose from – whatever your family’s interests may be! Optional Excursions are available at competitive prices from your Travel Director during your trip. Payment is made directly to your Travel Director by credit card or cash (in the local currency). In Paris, visit one of the world's largest museums on a guided tour through the Louvre. In the Swiss town of Lucerne, take the amazing cog-wheel train to the summit of Mount Pilatus to enjoy the stunning views. Or maybe a gentle float down Snake River through the spectacular scenery of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. For a full list of excursions, go to the itinerary pages at www.trafalgar.com 7 Say hello to new friends Travelling is just as much about the sights you see as it is the friendly local faces you meet. With each unique encounter, your family will be immersed in the local way of life as if it were your own. The other families you travel with will become lifelong friends, and your Travel Director will share their passion for the places you visit in ways beyond expected. St. Mark's Square, Venice, Italy Travel Directors It’s the stories behind each destination that allow your kids to truly get a feel for the places they visit, and no one does it better than our Travel Directors. They are your friend who brings each destination to life, giving your family a real insider’s perspective on each region, in ways you simply couldn’t experience on your own. And they know exactly what it’s like to be hailed with questions from curious young travellers! USA e National Park, dge, Yellowston junior ranger ba g tin sen pre er Rang Travel Director J.P. sha res his vast knowledge Local Guides 5 Delve deeper into a city or region with entertaining Local Guides who'll join you during your holiday. As locals to the area, they’ll share their passion for the place they grew up in and take your sightseeing experience to a whole new level, showing you specific sights in more detail. Hear tales of ravens and royalty at the Tower of London. Or in Florence, discover Renaissance architecture and another Florentine favourite – gelato! Local Experts j At select locations, enjoy the company of Local Experts such as interpretive guides, indigenous storytellers, naturalists, geologists and historians. They’ll enrich your travel experience by sharing fascinating insights, based on their specialised knowledge in the area you’re visiting. In Arizona, meet Canyon Dave and discover how the Grand Canyon was formed. In Costa Rica, learn about sea turtles who nest in Tortuguero, or meet an Olympic athlete in training at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. F APS O THE E H HAD POTTING T FUN S URTLES A T SEA GUERO TORTU 8 Join the conversation! Mondello, Sicily, Ita ly e, Scotland Edinburgh Castl Marching Band, Share the experience with new friends Itâ€™s the power of travel that brings people together. As you make friends, so too will your kids. The lifetime friendships formed with other kids will see them learn more about the world outside the one they live in. And theyâ€™ll relish having a buddy to share their fun experiences with, on every day of their holiday. Be part of the Community Head to the Trafalgar Community and chat with others in our forums, ask questions, share photos and meet your travel companions before your trip even starts in our Trip Groups. Visit www.trafalgar.com/community Facebook Get information as it happens around the world from Trafalgar, our Travel Directors and guests travelling with us. Like us now at www.facebook.com/TrafalgarTravel Twitter Follow us on Twitter and get instant updates via @TrafalgarTalk Follow us at www.twitter.com/TrafalgarTalk Trafalgar Blog Be inspired and read real-life travel stories written by Trafalgar guests from all over the world. Visit www.TrafalgarBlog.com Share fun times! Monument Valley, Utah, USA 9 Tempt their taste-buds! Discovering the flavours of a region is a fantastic way to get a real feel for a new culture, and we make sure your Family Experiences holiday includes local dining experiences with family-friendly options, that perfectly complement your trip. Kick-off Party E We start your trip with a fun, informal get together so you can meet the other families you’ll be travelling with. Your Travel Director will host the party at your hotel or a local restaurant, where you’ll enjoy a drink and a light meal featuring regional flavours. WE LEARNED HOW TO MAKE PAELLA IN SPAIN - YUM! Enjoy delicious local tastes The perfect start to your day Your family will wake up to a delicious buffet breakfast every day on your holiday. With such a tempting selection of hot favourites like eggs, bacon and sausage as well as cereals, pastries, fruit and more, everyone in the family will get to choose what they like. ui My Guest lunch in Ma Sack racing on a Be Flexible everyday dining We understand what it’s like to cater for varied tastes and appetites, so we make sure you have the flexibility to discover local dining places as a family. For lunch and several dinners, you can explore the local cuisine on your own and make the most of your free time. And you can always rely on your Travel Director’s suggestions on the best local restaurants. Delicious ki d-friendly m enus 10 ht Dinner and show Chuckwagon Highlig Enjoy a western-style Kids Cooking Classes Roasting s'mores at Ucross Ranc h, Wyoming, USA Food is so much tastier when you make it yourself! You’ll find the kids have a wonderful new appreciation for different flavours and traditions, when they join in the fun cooking classes included in select Family Experiences itineraries. Learn how to make Spanish paella for dinner in Valencia. And in Rome, join an expert chef for a lesson on how to make authentic Italian pizza, including how to throw the dough! Highlight Dinners F Your family will absolutely love the Highlight Dinners we include on our holidays. Featuring the special flavours and settings of standout destinations on your trip, they’ll leave the kids with full bellies and happy memories. Tuck into a ranch-style dinner followed by a campfire while staying at a working ranch in Wyoming. Feast on a medieval banquet held in your honour at Ruthin Castle in Wales. Or simply relax with a poolside pizza party at Lake Powell in Utah. Farewell Dinners F On the last night of your holiday, you’ll join your travel companions for an included Farewell Dinner. It’s the perfect way to celebrate all the memorable moments and good times you’ve shared during your journey. PIZZA G N I S S TO ARDER H S I DOUGH IT LOOKS! THAN Enjoy great local food everywhere you go Be My Guest - Dining with the locals B It’s your exclusive invitation to meet and dine with the locals! Included on select itineraries, our Be My Guest experiences present a unique opportunity for your family to sample the authentic dishes of a region and mingle with your hosts at private homes, working farms and other exclusive venues. At La Mirandilla, a bull-raising ranch near Seville, take a guided walk with your host around the classic Spanish home, as you learn about the art of rearing bulls. Then sit down to a tasty barbecue dinner of local favourites including chorizo sausage and roast potatoes. Enjoy a unique farm-to-fork experience at an organic farm in Maui. Your family will learn about sustainable farming as you explore the property, and pick fresh produce to be used in your delicious lunch. The kids will also join in fun activities like tree planting and sack races. 11 A good night's sleep EVERY TIME! , Hawaii Waikiki Beach Resort Hilton Hawaiian Village At Trafalgar, we select every hotel for its ideal location, quality, impeccable service and comfort, ensuring your family is well rested for the exciting day that awaits you. Ruthin Castle, Wales WE GOT TO STAY IN A REAL CASTLE, AWESOME! Stay near the action We ensure every place you stay is suitably located so that you get the most out of each destination you visit. Marvel at the extraordinary views of the Grand Canyon while staying right in the heart of the National Park. Or relive what it would have been like during the Middle Ages, sleeping in a medieval-style castle dating back to 1277 in Wales. In Costa Rica, explore the jungle from the comforts of your Tortuguero National Park lodge. And in Hawaii, all of the hotels are beach front! Your hotels are always First Class or better, and include such world-renowned brands as Hilton, Novotel, Hyatt and Renaissance. If youâ€™re travelling with a larger family, triple and quad rooms are available upon request and young travellers are also entitled to further discounts. Tryp Macarena Hotel, Seville, Spain Swimming at Ucros s Ranch, Wyoming , USA 12 We aim to please As Trafalgar guests, your family can expect high quality service at every hotel. No need to worry about hauling luggage around – we include porterage, hotel tips and local taxes in your holiday price! Upon arrival at your hotel, you’ll find that your Travel Director has already checked you in and arranged for your luggage to be delivered to your room. Our Product Team constantly reviews all hotels ensuring our high standards are always met. Hotel & Wellness, Peru Aranwa Sacred Valley Transport Put your feet up and relax Arranging your own transport for your family while on holiday can be time-consuming and difficult. But with Trafalgar’s Family Experiences we organise it all for you, so you don’t need to think twice about how you’ll get around. Your family will travel in air-conditioned comfort on-board modern coaches fitted with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. The plush surrounds provide the perfect environment for kids to relax or socialise with their new friends. You'll all enjoy the panoramic views from the coach's high vantage point. And our on-board TVs will ensure everyone gets their entertainment fix. Free Wi-Fi Access Trafalgar understands that during your trip you’ll want to stay connected with family and friends. At the majority of the hotels where you’ll stay we ensure that there is access to free Wi-Fi.* d style comfort an Travel in *On all land based itineraries. El Greco, Santorini, Gre ece Crazy Horse Memorial, South Dako ta, USA A sort, Utah, US Lake Powell Re Leave the driving to the expert Your professional Coach Driver takes away the pressure of travelling independently with your family. You’ll be chauffeured around each city and its major attractions, allowing your family to simply enjoy the ride. No maps or timetables to read, no need to worry about parking, luggage handling or directions – it’s the ultimate in hassle free family travel. 13 Trafalgar gives you A GREAT DEAL MORE! Galapagos Sea Lion pup EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNTS BOOK NOW FOR THE BEST DEAL! Book and pay early for these massive savings. Don’t miss out as these discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn. SAVE R2413 UP TO SAVE UP TO 10% Pay in full on or before 27th Dec 2012 and SAVE UP to R2413 per person SAVE UP TO 7.5% Pay in full on or before 28th Feb 2013 and SAVE UP to R1809 per person SAVE UP TO 5% Pay in full on or before 30th Apr 2013 and SAVE UP to R1206 per person This discount CAN be combined with other discounts where applicable and only applies to holidays featuring the “Early Payment Discount”* in the price panel. Deposits must be paid at the time of booking and the balance be paid in full on or before the discounts end date. * Discounts only apply to European holidays featured in this brochure which display the amounts within the price panels on the itinerary pages. For non European itineraries please contact your Travel Agent or visit our website for applicable Early Payment discounts. BOOK YOUR AIR EARLY TO GET THE BEST LAND AND AIR DEAL POSSIBLE! SINGLE TRAVELLERS One of the great benefits of guided holidays is the ease of travelling solo. Trafalgar makes it simple by offering the following options: Guaranteed room share When travelling 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 Magic and Make Believe, Greek Island Hopper, Costa Rica and South America itineraries, optional itinerary extensions, extra nights' accommodation, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements and airport transfers. Single supplement value If you prefer the privacy of your own room, you’ll appreciate our low single room supplement. Please see the itinerary of your choice for the supplement. TRAFALGAR’S GOLD SEAL ADDITIONAL PROTECTION Trafalgar's Gold Seal Additional Protection provides insurance coverage for you while you’re away, including trip cancellations or interruptions due to illness. For peace of mind, see our Gold Seal Additional Protection Plan information on page 54. 14 TRAVEL WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS Travel together and save money SAVE 5% 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 get together with your family and friends! 9 or more: If 9 or more people travel together, we offer attractive group discounts based on the number of people travelling. In a group of 9 guests, 1 traveller qualifies for a 50%* discount off the LAND-only portion of the trip. In a group of 16 guests, 1 traveller qualifies for 100%* discount off the LAND-only portion of the trip IMPORTANT: Space is limited to one group per departure so book early! These discounts cannot be combined with our Young Traveller 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' accommodation. *Discount is on a twin-share basis only. DEFINITE DEPARTURES Definite Departures are holidays which have surpassed minimum booking numbers, confirming operation. Once a holiday reaches its minimum guest number, it will become a Definite Departure, identified on the Trafalgar website with a green tick: See www.trafalgar.com for more information. YOUNG TRAVELLERS (5-17) Share your holiday with your family SAVE UP TO 10 % Take advantage of a great discount off the LANDonly portion of your trip when you travel with your family. Young travellers must be under the age of 18 years on the date of departure and MUST be accompanied by an adult (limit of two Young Travellers per room in Europe and a limit of three Young Travellers per room in North & South America). Airfare deals you’ll love 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 holiday. The young traveller 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, airport transfers and extra nights' accommodation. Young Traveller Discount can only be combined with Triple and Quad room discount when children are under 16 years old. 2ND TRIP DISCOUNT When you book a second Trafalgar holiday SAVE UP TO 5% Book two Trafalgar trips, each 7 days or longer for a reduction of up to 5% off the LAND-only portion of the trip with the shortest duration. Take three holidays and save on two! Ask your Travel Agent for suggestions on your perfect holiday combination. There are too many to list here! IMPORTANT: See individual itinerary pages for the maximum value of how much you will save. Holidays are combinable with second and subsequent additional holidays. Holidays must be booked at the same time. The discount is per person only and does not apply to airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements, airport transfers, optional itinerary extensions and extra nights' accommodation. FREQUENT TRAVELLER DISCOUNT SAVE 5% If you have travelled with us before, you’re entitled to a 5% discount off the LAND-only portion of the next Trafalgar holiday 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! s 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 holiday. 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' accommodation. TRIPLE & QUAD ROOM SHARING REDUCTION SAVE WHEN 3 or 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 holiday price. Each itinerary lists the triple and quad room reduction per person. Refer to the holiday 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 travelling 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 Traveller Discount when children are under 16 years old. Follow us on Twitter Stay updated daily with all the latest insider news and what’s current in the world of travel with @TrafalgarTalk on Twitter. Start following us at twitter.com/TrafalgarTalk 4 Combine Trafalgar's world-renowned guided holidays with a fantastic deal from one of our trusted partner airlines and you'll experience a holiday that far exceeds your expectations. Sensational airfare deals are available throughout the year. For our latest offers and airfares, contact your Travel Agent or visit www.trafalgar.com YEANRD ROU ! DEALS Talk to your Travel Agent today! 15 MAGIC & MAKE BELIEVE 8 Days from R16125 London Highlights SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • London Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. Included ‘London Eye’ observation wheel ticket. • Windsor Excursion to Royal Windsor with a Local Guide including a visit inside this historic castle. • Paris Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the ascent of the Eiffel Tower to the very top! DINING HIGHLIGHTS • Kick-off Party including a light supper and drinks with your Trafalgar Local Host in London (KP) • Buffet breakfast daily (BB) FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • Eurostar high-speed train journey from London to Paris. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host while staying in London and Paris. • London airport shuttle service available. Conditions apply. See page 53 for details. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • L Complimentary keepsake photo. ITINERARY DAY 1 ARRIVE IN LONDON (4 NIGHTS) E Welcome to London, one of the world’s greatest cities! Check in to your hotel then start exploring – perhaps see the Royal Horse Guards on Whitehall or visit Platform 9¾ at Kings Cross station where Harry Potter left for Hogwarts! Meet later with your Trafalgar Local Host and fellow travellers for a Kick-off Party. Tonight we will take you out for a fun evening at a popular London restaurant. (KP) Hotel: Holiday Inn Kings Cross, Bloomsbury (F) DAY 2 SIGHTSEEING IN LONDON 5 See London’s spectacular landmarks during your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. See Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace – where you stop to watch the Changing of the Guard (subject to event taking place). Explore on your own this afternoon. Perhaps visit the National History Museum or the Tower of London. Get a ‘Harry Potter’s eye view’ of the city with your included ‘London Eye’ observation wheel ticket! (BB) DAY 3 SIGHTSEEING EXCURSION TO WINDSOR CASTLE Visit the historic town of Royal Windsor, which includes a guided tour of Windsor Castle – one of the Queen’s favourite castles where she regularly spends her weekends. (BB) DAY 4 FULL DAY FREE IN LONDON Spend a free day discovering the delights of London. Top attractions include Madame Tussauds, the London Dungeon and the British Museum. Shop in the West End and famous stores such as Hamley’s toy shop, Selfridges and Harrods in Knightsbridge. This evening, don’t miss the chance to see a major West End theatre show! (BB) DAY 5 LONDON – EUROSTAR HIGH-SPEED TRAIN - PARIS (3 NIGHTS) Transfer to London St. Pancras International and board the Eurostar for a short journey (2 hours, 15 minutes) to Paris. After check-in to your hotel, take a wander through famous streets or simply relax at an outdoor café and watch the world drift by! (BB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Paris Opera Grand Boulevard (F) WINDSOR CASTLE 16 ARC DE TRIOMPHE = Overnight stays T UK STAR ON LOND London Channel Windsor 4 Tunnel Eurostar Train E 3 PAND RI S Paris France VIEWS FROM THE LONDON EYE DAY 6 SIGHTSEEING IN PARIS 5 Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Guide starts with a trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower for amazing views across the city. See Notre Dame Cathedral, Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and other famous landmarks. In your free time, consider taking the funicular railway to the top of Montmartre, or glide along the River Seine in a glass-topped boat and see Paris from a different perspective. (BB) DAY 8 DEPART PARIS Say ‘au revoir’ to Paris at the end of an exciting adventure in two of the world’s most fantastic cities! Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) 8 Days from: R16125 per person twin share Ref: FLPS Price per Person Starts London Ends Paris Single Supp. Twin Share Option Thu 21 Mar Thu 28 Mar Thu 28 Mar 16125 7030 Thu 4 Apr 16125 7030 Thu 4 Apr Thu 11 Apr Thu 18 Apr Thu 11 Apr 16125 7030 Thu 18 Apr 16125 7030 Thu 25 Apr 16125 7030 Thu 6 Jun Thu 13 Jun Thu 20 Jun Thu 13 Jun 16600 7030 Thu 20 Jun 16600 7500 Thu 27 Jun 16125 7500 Price per Person Starts London Single Twin Supp. Share Option Ends Paris Thu 27 Jun Thu 4 Jul 16125 7030 Thu 4 Jul Thu 11 Jul Thu 11 Jul Thu 18 Jul 16125 7030 16125 7030 Thu 19 Sep Thu 26 Sep Thu 26 Sep 16850 7030 Thu 3 Oct 16850 6800 Thu 3 Oct Thu 10 Oct 16850 6800 GREAT SAVINGS 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to R843 p.p. Triple Room Reduction Quad Room Reduction R1265 R1890 For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14–15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 53. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Airport transfers: A London airport shuttle service is available. Please see page 53 for details. On Day 8 a complimentary transfer will arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle at 08.00am. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. EIFFEL TOWER, PARIS KP = Kick Off Party FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast HL = Highlight Lunch D = Dinner HD = Highlight Dinner BD = Buffet Dinner BG = Be My Guest FD = Farewell Dinner FAMILY EXPERIENCES – EUROPE DAY 7 FULL DAY FREE IN PARIS Today you are free to explore Paris. Perhaps visit the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa, take a wander through the Tuileries or spend the day at the magnificent Palace of Versailles. The options are endless! (BB) 17 CASTLES AND KILTS 10 Dfraomys R20600 Stay in Ruthin Castle INSIDER EXPERIENCES • 5 Local Guide in London and Edinburgh. • l Unique Insight Enjoy a Harry Potter themed half day city sightseeing tour in London. n Enjoy a butler and housekeeper tour at the magnificent National Trust property Tatton Park Mansion house. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • London Sightseeing tour with a Local Guide featuring Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. Included visit to the Tower of London to see the Crown Jewels. • Oxford See this famous University town associated with Harry Potter and enjoy a visit to one of the colleges. • Lacock Visit the picturesque town associated with Harry Potter. • Bath Orientation of this Georgian town and included visit to the Roman Baths. • Ruthin Castle Stay at this beautiful castle. • Liverpool Explore the free museums of this city, birthplace of The Beatles. Visit Crosby Beach to see ‘Another Place’. • Tatton Park Visit this elegant National Trust Mansion House and enjoy an ‘upstairs and downstairs’ visit with the housekeeper and butler. • Lake District Enjoy the majestic scenery of the Lakes en route to Windermere. • Hadrian’s Wall Visit the Roman Army Museum and Roman Vindolanda. See Hadrian’s Wall which dates back to AD122. • Edinburgh See the Royal Mile and the famous Scott Memorial with your Local Guide. Interior visit of Edinburgh Castle. ITINERARY DAY 1 ARRIVE IN LONDON (3 NIGHTS) E Welcome to London – one of the most exciting capital cities in the world! After check-in, the rest of the day is free for you to explore. This evening, meet with your fellow travellers and Travel Director at the hotel for a KickOff Party. Tonight we will take you out for a fun evening at a popular London restaurant. Your Travel Director will explain all the cool things you can do in London. (KP) Hotel: Holiday Inn Kings Cross Bloomsbury (F) DAY 2 LONDON SIGHTSEEING l 5 Your Local Guide shows you the city’s sights, including Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. See the location of the red telephone box where Harry Potter and Mr. Weasley descend into the secret Ministry of Magic in the ‘Order of the Phoenix’. Admire the magical platform 9 ¾ sign where Harry catches the Hogwarts Express! Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (subject to event taking place). After free time for lunch at St Katherine’s Dock near Tower Bridge, visit the Tower of London to see the Crown Jewels. This evening you might like to attend a medieval banquet with King Henry VIII and his court of knights, musicians and singers! (BB) DAY 3 LONDON – FREE DAY Today you are free to explore the city on your own. Perhaps visit Tate Modern or the scary London Dungeon. Shop for fashions in the West End, pop into the most famous toy store in the world – Hamleys on Regent Street – or take a day trip to Windsor Castle. Afterwards you might like to take an optional cruise along the Thames or an excursion DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 9 hot buffet breakfasts (BB) • 4 evening meals: E Kick-off Party including a light supper and drinks with your Travel Director in London (KP) n 1 three-course dinner (D) n F Highlight Dinner at Ruthin Castle n F Farewell Dinner with drinks in Edinburgh (FD) FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host in London. • London airport shuttle service is available. Conditions apply. • Edinburgh transfers are available. See price panel. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • L Complimentary keepsake photo. 18 POSING WITH BEEFEATER, TOWER OF LONDON Scotland = Overnight stays END EDINBURGH Edinburgh 2 Hadrian's Wall 1 Lake District ROMAN FORT AT VINDOLANDA Liverpool Ruthin 2 Castle England Wales Bristol 1 Bath to the London Eye for amazing views across this wonderful city. The options are endless and your Travel Director will be happy to help. (BB) DAY 4 LONDON – OXFORD – LACOCK – BRISTOL Travel west to Oxford for a walking tour of one of the most famous university buildings in the world! Visit the 16th century dining hall used as the inspiration for Hogwarts Hall (if students are not sitting exams). Later in Lacock – one of England’s most beautiful villages – see Harry Potter’s house and the picturesque town. Perhaps enjoy traditional afternoon tea and cakes! Arrive later in Bristol for a relaxing overnight stay. (BB) Hotel: Radisson Blu Bristol (SF) DAY 5 BRISTOL – BATH – RUTHIN CASTLE (2 NIGHTS) Your orientation of Bath includes the Pulteney Bridge and famous Georgian architecture. Visit the Roman Baths and Pump Room and see Bath Abbey, founded in 1499. Arrive later in Wales at a fantastic medieval-style castle which is your home for the next two nights! (BB) Hotel: Ruthin Castle (F) DAY 6 EXCURSION TO LIVERPOOL F Spend the day exploring Liverpool. There are many things to see and do, including the free World Museum and the Merseyside Maritime Museum featuring a gallery devoted to the story of the Titanic. Fans of the Fab Four might like to join a ‘Beatles Tour’! At Crosby Beach see Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ before returning to your castle for free time in the afternoon. Tonight, join your travelling companions for a special banquet held in your honour! (BB HD) DAY 7 RUTHIN CASTLE – TATTON PARK – LANCASTER l Visit Tatton Park, an elegant mansion house set in 1,000 acre deer park, where the butler and housekeeper take you on a guided tour. Continue north to the Lake District and see some of the most beautiful countryside in the world. Perhaps take a ride in a steam train or cruise across Lake Windermere before reaching your hotel, where you dine tonight. (BB D) Hotel: Lancaster House (F) DAY 8 LANCASTER – HADRIAN’S WALL – EDINBURGH (2 NIGHTS) Visit Hadrian’s Wall, built by order of the Emperor Hadrian in AD122, the most important Roman monument in Britain. Visit the Roman Army Museum and Roman Vindolanda for an insight into life as a Roman soldier and see excavations on the site. Later in Edinburgh – Scotland’s capital – your Travel Director will propose a fun night out! (BB) Hotel: Marriott Edinburgh (SF) DAY 9 EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING 5 F Experience the beautiful sights of Edinburgh during your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide, including the Castle, Royal Mile and the famous Scott Monument. See the Scottish Crown Jewels during your visit to Edinburgh Castle and hear tales of bravery, treason and intrigue. Spend the afternoon exploring on your own or join your Travel Lacock LONDO N 3 London Director for an excursion to Leith to see the Royal Yacht Britannia. Celebrate the end of your journey this evening with your fellow travellers and Travel Director at a special Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) DAY 10 DEPART EDINBURGH Join your travelling companions at the end of an amazing holiday. Transfers are available to Edinburgh Airport. Conditions apply. (BB) 10 Days from: R20600 per person twin share Ref: FCAS Price per Person Starts London Single Supp. Ends Twin Edinburgh Share Option Thu 28 Mar Sat 6 Apr 20600 5120 Thu 4 Apr Thu 18 Apr Sat 13 Apr 20600 5120 Sat 27 Apr 20600 5120 Thu 30 May Sat 8 Jun Thu 6 Jun Thu 13 Jun Sat 15 Jun 20600 5120 Sat 22 Jun 20600 5120 Price per Person Starts London Ends Edinburgh Single Twin Supp. Share Option Thu 20 Jun Thu 27 Jun Sat 29 Jun 20600 5120 Sat 6 Jul 20600 5120 Thu 4 Jul Sat 13 Jul 20600 5120 A Thu 15 Aug Thu 19 Sep Thu 26 Sep 20600 5120 Sat 24 Aug 21525 5120 Sat 28 Sep 20850 5120 Sat 5 Oct 20850 5120 GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to R2153 p.p. R1614 p.p. R1076 p.p. 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to R1076 p.p. Young Traveller Discount R2070 Triple Room Reduction R1940 Quad Room Reduction R2990 For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14–15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 53. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Edinburgh Airport at 7.00am and 9.00am. A Edinburgh Tattoo: Tickets for the world-famous Edinburgh Tattoo are included on this departure. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. KP = Kick Off Party FB = Full Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast HL = Highlight Lunch L = Lunch D = Dinner HD = Highlight Dinner BD = Buffet Dinner BG = Be My Guest FD = Farewell Dinner FAMILY EXPERIENCES – EUROPE VISIT CROSBY BREACH AND SEE ÔANOTHER PLACEÕ BY FAMOUS ARTIST ANTONY GORMLEY START Oxford 19 GLADIATORS, GONDOLAS AND GOLD 10 Dfroamys R20475 Colosseum, Rome INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Visit an organic olive oil estate dating back to the 15th century in the Tuscan hills. The villa has been used as a location for many famous films and it is in here that you will be welcomed by the family and have a delicious dinner of local specialities. • 5 Local Guide in Rome, Assisi, Florence, Bologna and Venice. • l Unique Insight Experience life as a gladiator with an included visit to a Gladiator School in Rome. n Enjoy a guided walking tour of ‘Secret Venice’ to the Rialto Bridge and famous fish market. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Learn how to make authentic pizza in Rome and then get to eat it too! n Gelato tasting at a local gelateria in Florence to sample this delicious and refreshing local speciality. n Learn about the Venetian tradition of Carnival Masks and make your own to take home. n Visit a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island. SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Rome Included visit of the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica. See the Roman Forum and the Circus Maximus. • Assisi A Local Guide will take you for a visit of St. Francis’ Basilica. You will also visit the Church of St. Mary of the Angels. • Florence Guided walking tour of the city with a Local Guide. Guided visit of the Academy of Fine Arts including Michelangelo’s David. • Pisa See the Leaning Tower in the ‘Square of Miracles’. • Bologna City tour with a Local Guide including views of the ‘Kissing Towers’. • Venice Canal cruise by private launch. See St. Mark’s Square, the Byzantine Basilica, Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 9 hot buffet breakfasts (BB) • Farewell Lunch with drinks in Venice (FL) • 4 evening meals: E Kick-off Party including a light supper and welcome drinks with your Travel Director in Rome (KP) n 1 authentic Italian pizza dinner (D) n 1 three-course dinner (D) n B Be My Guest Dinner with drinks in a typical Tuscan restaurant in Florence (BG) FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS 20 • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 10. Conditions apply, see departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • L Complimentary keepsake photo. ITINERARY DAY 1 ARRIVE ROME (3 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Italy! After check-in, take a wander through the city’s ancient streets and soak up the amazing atmosphere. This afternoon, meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Kick-off Party. (KP) Hotel: Crowne Plaza St Peters (SF) DAY 2 ROME SIGHTSEEING 5 I Your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour, starting with a guided visit of the Vatican Museums featuring Michelangelo’s frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Explore St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the holiest sites in the world. Across the Tiber in ancient Rome, tour the Colosseum, former site of gladiatorial combat, and see the Forum. This evening, learn how to make authentic Italian pizza and eat it too. Delicious! (BB D) DAY 3 ROME – VISIT A GLADIATOR SCHOOL AND FREE TIME l This morning experience life as a Roman gladiator. After a short introduction to Roman history you will learn the basics of gladiatorial sword fighting - an experience to remember forever. This afternoon explore the city on your own. Rome’s rich history is apparent everywhere you look and there is so much to see and do! Perhaps take a trip to the ancient Catacombs, relax in the Villa Borghese or throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain. (BB) DAY 4 ROME – ASSISI – FLORENCE (3 NIGHTS) 5 Discover Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis, nestled on the slopes of Mount Subasio. Visit St. Francis’ Basilica and the Church of St. Mary of the Angels, where the saint founded the Order of Franciscans. Arrive later in the spectacular city of Florence. (BB) Hotel: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo (F) DAY 5 FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING 5 I See the sights of Florence during your walking tour with a Local Guide, including the magnificent Cathedral and the famous Baptistery. Marvel at Michelangelo’s statue of David at the Academy of Fine Arts. Afterwards, your Travel Director will take you to indulge in refreshing gelato in the city where it was invented! (BB) DAY 6 FLORENCE – EXCURSION TO PISA B View one of the most famous sights in the world – the Leaning Tower of Pisa in the ‘Field of Miracles’! Tonight, join your travel companions for a special Be My Guest dinner at a magnificent Tuscan villa with beautiful views across olive groves and vineyards. (BB BG) DAY 7 FLORENCE – BOLOGNA – VENICE (3 NIGHTS) 5 Cross the dramatic Apennine Mountains and stop in Bologna – the home of ‘spaghetti Bolognese’ – for a wonderful sightseeing tour with your Local Guide. Arrive later this afternoon in the magical Byzantine city of Venice – Queen of the Adriatic. (BB D) Hotel: Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana (F) DAY 8 VENICE – CANAL CRUISE AND ORIENTATION I Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square and view the Bridge of Sighs, where condemned prisoners caught their last glimpse of the city. View the = Overnight stays D E EN NIC E V Venice 3 Bologna 3 Florence Pisa Italy Assisi STAR T ROM E 3 Rome DELICIOUS GELATO ROMAN GLADIATOR exquisite Doge’s Palace, St. Marks Basilica and the Campanile. Watch a glass-blowing demonstration and learn about the Venetian tradition of Carnival masks with the chance to make your own! Later, perhaps take a ride on a gondola – it’s a great way to see the city in all its glory! (BB) DAY 10 DEPART VENICE Say ‘ciao Italia’ at the end of your successful Italian adventure as you prepare to return home with fantastic memories of your holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) 10 Days from: R20475 per person twin share Ref: FGIC Price per Person Starts Rome Ends Venice GONDOLA RIDE IN VENICE Sun 31 Mar 20475 3770 Sun 7 Apr 20475 3770 Fri 5 Apr Fri 12 Apr Sun 14 Apr 20475 3770 Sun 21 Apr 21725 3770 Fri 7 Jun Fri 14 Jun Fri 21 Jun Ends Venice Single Twin Supp. Share Option Fri 28 Jun Sun 7 Jul 21700 3770 Fri 5 Jul Fri 19 Jul Sun 14 Jul Sun 28 Jul 21325 3770 21325 3770 Fri 2 Aug Fri 9 Aug Sun 11 Aug 21225 3770 Sun 18 Aug 21225 3770 Fri 20 Sep Fri 27 Sep Sun 29 Sep 21950 3770 Sun 6 Oct 21950 3770 Twin Share Option Fri 22 Mar Fri 29 Mar Fri 31 May Sun 9 Jun Price per Person Single Supp. 21700 3770 Sun 16 Jun 21700 3770 Sun 23 Jun 21700 3770 Sun 30 Jun 21700 3770 Starts Rome GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to R2195 p.p. R1646 p.p. R1098 p.p. 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to R1098 p.p. Young Traveller Discount R2130 Triple Room Reduction R1820 Quad Room Reduction R2740 For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14–15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 53. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Rome Airport will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Venice’s Marco Polo Airport at 8.00am and 9.30am. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. KP = Kick Off Party FB = Full Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast HL = Highlight Lunch L = Lunch D = Dinner HD = Highlight Dinner BD = Buffet Dinner BG = Be My Guest FD = Farewell Dinner FAMILY EXPERIENCES – EUROPE DAY 9 SECRET VENICE WALKING TOUR & VISIT TO THE MARKET l 5 F Glide along the Grand Canal to Rialto Bridge. Visit and explore the ancient fish market and see the hidden parts of Venice during your walking tour with a Local Guide. Later, join your fellow travellers for a Farewell Lunch at a local restaurant. (BB FL) 21 SORRENTO & SICILY SURPRISE 10 Days from R19075 Sorrento, Italy INSIDER EXPERIENCES ITINERARY • B Be My Guest Join a local family in the hills above Sorrento for an evening of memorable Italian hospitality. After a walk through the lemon farm and a wine tasting you will sample some delicious local dishes. • 5 Local Guide in Rome, Pompeii, Taormina and Palermo. • l Unique Insight Visit 3D Rewind in Rome and discover the history of imperial Rome. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Gelato tasting at a local gelateria to sample this delicious and refreshing local speciality. DAY 1 ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Italy! After check-in, relax or take a stroll through the city’s ancient streets and soak up the ambience. This afternoon, meet for a Kick-off Party with your fellow travellers and Travel Director, an expert on culture and history. (KP) Hotel: Aran Mantegna (F) SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Rome Guided visit of St. Peter’s Basilica and the Colosseum. See the Roman Forum. Included visit to local attraction 3D Rewind. • Monte Cassino Visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery. • Sorrento Enjoy an ice cream making demonstration. • Pompeii Guided visit of the excavations. • Giardini Naxos Enjoy this beautiful resort and beaches. • Taormina Guided visit of the Greek theatre and town. • Enna Views of the fortress town. • Palermo Sightseeing includes Piazza Bellini and the cathedral. DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 9 hot buffet breakfasts (BB) • 5 evening meals: E Kick-off Party including a light supper and drinks with your Travel Director in Rome (KP) n 2 three-course dinners (D) n B Be My Guest Dinner with drinks in Sorrento (BG) n E Farewell Dinner with drinks in Palermo (FD) FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Rome airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Palermo airport transfers on Day 10. Conditions apply. See the departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • L Complimentary keepsake photo. 22 DAY 2 ROME SIGHTSEEING 5 l Your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide starts with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the holiest sites in the world and a monument to artistic genius. Across the Tiber in ancient Rome, see the Forum and then visit a local attraction – 3D Rewind for an included visit. At this attraction you will experience an exhilarating three dimensional journey through the history of imperial Rome. Thanks to a series of amazing special effects, you’ll find yourself in the underground chambers of the Colosseum back in 310 AD, the perfect introduction to your included visit of the Colosseum. The rest of the day will be yours to explore this fascinating city. (BB) DAY 3 ROME – SORRENTO (2 NIGHTS) B Visit the Commonwealth Cemetery near the Abbey in Monte Cassino, where a fierce battle took place in May 1944. Continue south through the fertile Campania region to the Bay of Naples. Arrive later in Sorrento and join your travel companions this evening for a Be My Guest dinner of delicious local specialties. (BB BG) Hotel: Parco Del Sole (F) DAY 4 SORRENTO – POMPEII EXCURSION 5 I Experience a guided walking tour of Pompeii with your Local Guide and hear the fascinating story of a city buried beneath a layer of volcanic ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Later in Sorrento, visit a gelateria for a Local Speciality gelato making demonstration and taste a variety of delicious flavours! (BB) EXPLORING POMPEII ST T ETNA AND MOUN TAORMINA A RO RT ME Rome = Overnight stays 2 Monte Cassino Pompeii Sorrento 2 Italy END PALERMO 1 Mondello Taormina Palermo 2 Enna 2 Giardini Naxos Agrigento PALERMO CATHEDRAL DAY 6 GIARDINI NAXOS – EXCURSION TO TAORMINA 5 This morning a Local Guide will take you to visit Taormina including the Greek theatre. This town was founded in 400BC and is located on the slopes of Mount Tauro with magnificent views across the bay. You will have free time to enjoy the terraced gardens and take a stroll in the town. This afternoon enjoy the swimming pool and facilities at the hotel. Or perhaps venture down to the lovely beach located nearby. Your Travel Director will make suggestions for dinner this evening. (BB) DAY 7 GIARDINI NAXOS – ENNA – AGRIGENTO (2 NIGHTS) Cross the island and stop at Enna for panoramic views across the fortress town and surrounding countryside. Arrive later in Agrigento, Sicily’s oldest tourist site. Agrigento was founded by the Greeks on a plateau overlooking the sea and became a wealthy and famous colony. (BB D) Hotel: Della Valle (F) FISHING BOATS IN ITALY 10 Days from: R19075 Starts Rome Ends Palermo Twin Share Option Starts Rome Ends Palermo Single Twin Supp. Share Option 19075 4090 19075 4090 Fri 22 Mar Fri 29 Mar Sun 31 Mar 19175 4090 Sun 7 Apr 19400 4090 Fri 5 Jul Fri 12 Jul Sun 14 Jul Sun 21 Jul Fri 12 Apr Fri 19 Apr Sun 21 Apr 19400 4090 Sun 28 Apr 19400 4090 Fri 2 Aug Fri 9 Aug Sun 11 Aug 19475 4090 Sun 18 Aug 19475 4090 Fri 7 Jun Fri 21 Jun Sun 16 Jun 19400 4090 Sun 30 Jun 19400 4090 Fri 20 Sep Fri 27 Sep Sun 29 Sep 19625 4090 Sun 6 Oct 19625 4090 GREAT SAVINGS DAY 8 AGRIGENTO – FREE TIME You are free today to relax or you might like to join an optional excursion to the Valley of the Temples, a sacred site on the south side of the ancient city, dating from the 6th century BC. (BB) DAY 9 AGRIGENTO – MONDELLO – PALERMO 5 F En-route to the Sicilian capital of Palermo, stop at the seaside resort of Mondello. Here there is time for a walk or a swim in the turquoise waters before you arrive in Palermo. Your sightseeing in Palermo with a Local Guide includes Piazza Bellini and the cathedral. This evening, celebrate with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB FD) Hotel: NH Palermo (F) 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Price per Person Single Supp. Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to DAY 10 DEPART PALERMO Say ‘ciao Italia’ at the end of your Italian adventure as you prepare to return home with fantastic memories and a dream to return. Airport transfers available. Conditions apply. (BB) per person twin share Ref: FSIP Price per Person R1963 p.p. R1472 p.p. R981 p.p. R981 p.p. Young Traveller Discount R1930 Triple Room Reduction Quad Room Reductiont R2025 R3035 For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14–15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 53. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Palermo Airport at 8.00am. KP = Kick Off Party FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast HL = Highlight Lunch D = Dinner HD = Highlight Dinner BD = Buffet Dinner BG = Be My Guest FD = Farewell Dinner FAMILY EXPERIENCES – EUROPE DAY 5 SORRENTO – GIARDINI NAXOS (2 NIGHTS) Drive south via Salerno and continue through the Calabria region. Take the ferry across the Straits of Messina. Follow the coast of the Ionian Sea to Giardini Naxos and dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Sant Alphio Garden (F) 23 9 Draomys f SPANISH SALSA R15875 Flamenco dancing w INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner in Seville. • 5 Local Guide in Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Barcelona. • l Unique Insight Included ‘Camp Nou’ experience. Visit FC Barcelona’s football stadium and visit the European football champions museum. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Learn how to make authentic Paella and then get to eat it too! n Learn how to Flamenco dance. SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Madrid Sightseeing includes Puerta del Sol, Cervantes Memorial and Plaza Mayor. • Toledo Sightseeing includes visits to the Synagogue and Church of Santo Tomé. • Cordoba Visit the Mosque of the Caliphs. • Seville Sightseeing includes the Bell Tower, Columbus’ Tomb, Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España. Enjoy a flamenco dancing lesson. • Granada Visit to the Alhambra Palace. (This visit may take place on the morning of Day 7 according to ticket availability). • Guadix View the unique cave dwellings. • Valencia See the Town Hall, Cathedral and the Towers of Serrano and Cuarte. Learn how to make delicious paella! • Peñiscola See the ancient castle. • Barcelona Sightseeing includes the Gothic quarter, Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia and the Ramblas. DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 8 hot buffet breakfasts (BB) • 4 evening meals: E Kick-off Party including a light supper and drinks with your Travel Director in Madrid (KP) n 1 Paella dinner in Valencia (D) n B Be My Guest dinner in Seville (BG) n F Farewell Dinner with drinks in Barcelona (FD) FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Madrid airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Barcelona airport transfers on Day 9. Conditions apply. See the departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • L Complimentary keepsake photo. 24 ITINERARY DAY 1 ARRIVE MADRID (2 NIGHTS) E Bienvenido Madrid! After check-in, spend time exploring this amazing city! Later, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Kick-off Party and learn more about your Spanish adventure! (KP) Hotel: NH Eurobuilding (F) DAY 2 TOLEDO EXCURSION AND MADRID SIGHTSEEING 5 In Toledo, your walking tour with a Local Guide includes a visit to the Synagogue and the Church of Santo Tomé. Toledo is renowned for steel and nearly all of the military swords in Spain were forged here! In the capital, Madrid, wander along wide tree-lined boulevards to see the Cervantes Memorial in the Plaza de España on your guided sightseeing tour. Admire the Puerta del Sol and visit the magnificent Plaza Mayor. (BB) DAY 3 MADRID – CORDOBA – SEVILLE (2 NIGHTS) B Hear tales of the legendary Don Quixote, a muddle-headed ‘knight’ who jousted with windmills! In Cordoba, visit the Mosque of the Caliphs and learn about the region’s rich Moorish history. Arrive later at your hotel in Seville and enjoy a spectacular Be My Guest Spanish-style barbecue this evening! (BB BG) Hotel: Tryp Macarena (F) DAY 4 SEVILLE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME I 5 Your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour through Seville’s tree-lined streets. Visit the beautiful cathedral with its mighty Giralda Bell Tower and the tomb of Christopher Columbus. See the pools and fountains of the Maria Luisa Park, built for the 1929 World’s Fair, and walk through the Jewish quarter. This afternoon, enjoy a Local Speciality dancing lesson. The dance is called the flamenco the dancing lesson will be taught by a Local Expert! (BB) DAY 5 SEVILLE – GRANADA 5 Marvel at the picturesque scenery as you drive to Granada. Your Local Guide takes you on a guided sightseeing tour, which includes a visit to one of the most impressive sights in Spain – the Moorish Alhambra Palace. Wander through the exotic water gardens of the ‘Generalife’ featuring stunning views across the town and surrounding hills from the terraces. (BB) Hotel: Alhamar (F) DAY 6 GRANADA – GAUDIX – VALENCIA I See the unique cave dwellings in Gaudix, some of which resemble small cottages, while others are walled earthen mounds with whitewashed chimneys sticking out from the top! Living underground helps the Andalucians escape from the fierce summer heat. In Valencia – renowned for its oranges – see the Bull Ring and the Towers of Serrano and Cuarte. Paella was also invented here and tonight you enjoy a Local Speciality paella-making lesson plus you get to eat it afterwards! (BB D) Hotel: Novotel Valencia (F) DAY 7 VALENCIA – PEÑISCOLA – BARCELONA (2 NIGHTS) 5 North along the coast in Peñiscola, stop to view the medieval fortified castle, built in the 13th century by the Knights Templar. Later in Barcelona, your Local Guide shows you all the city’s major sights, W TO WE LEARN’ HO ST MAKE THE MO LA AND AMAZING PAEL TOO! GOT TO EAT IT = Overnight stays END ELONA BARC T STAR ID Barcelona R MAD Toledo 2 Madrid 2 Peñiscola Spain Valencia 1 Cordoba Guadix Seville 1 Granada including Gaudi’s fantastic architectural creations, the Ramblas, Plaza Catalunya and the Gothic quarter featuring a magnificent Cathedral. (BB) Hotel: Hesperia Fira Suite (SF) DAY 8 BARCELONA EXCURSION TO FC BARCELONA’S CAMP NOU l F This morning join your Travel Director for an included visit to Camp Nou - FC Barcelona’s football stadium – the largest in Europe. Here you will visit the museum of the multiple winners of the Spanish Championship and UEFA Champions League. Then enjoy free time in the city to shop or explore. This evening, celebrate the end of your amazing trip with your Travel Director and newfound friends at a special Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) DAY 9 DEPART BARCELONA Say ‘adios’ to Spain, your Travel Director and travel companions at the end of this memorable Spanish adventure. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) VISIT CAMP NOU IN BARCELONA PENISCOLA, SPAIN 9 Days from: R15875 per person twin share Ref: FPWO Price per Person Single Supp. Price per Person Ends Barcelona Single Twin Supp. Share Option Sat 29 Jun Sun 7 Jul 15875 3500 Sat 6 Jul Sat 13 Jul Sun 14 Jul Sun 21 Jul 15875 3500 15875 3500 Starts Madrid Ends Twin Barcelona Share Option Starts Madrid Sat 23 Mar Sat 30 Mar Sun 31 Mar 15975 3500 Sun 7 Apr 15975 3500 Sat 6 Apr Sat 13 Apr Sun 14 Apr 15975 3500 Sun 21 Apr 15975 3500 Sat 1 Jun Sat 8 Jun Sat 15 Jun Sat 22 Jun Sun 9 Jun Sun 16 Jun Sun 23 Jun Sun 30 Jun 15975 15975 15975 15975 3500 3500 3500 3500 Sat 3 Aug Sun 11 Aug 15875 3500 Sat 10 Aug Sun 18 Aug 15875 3500 Sat 21 Sep Sat 28 Sep Sun 29 Sep 16125 3500 Sun 6 Oct 16125 3500 GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to R1613 p.p. R1209 p.p. R806 p.p. R806 p.p. Young Traveller Discount R1590 Triple Room Reduction Quad Room Reduction R1265 R1940 For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14–15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 53. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Madrid Airport will operate at 10.30am, 1.00pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Barcelona Airport at 8.00am. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. KP = Kick Off Party FB = Full Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast HL = Highlight Lunch L = Lunch D = Dinner HD = Highlight Dinner BD = Buffet Dinner BG = Be My Guest FD = Farewell Dinner FAMILY EXPERIENCES – EUROPE 2 25 EUROPEAN WONDERLAND 11 Damys fro R22250 Florence INSIDER EXPERIENCES • 5 Local Guide in Rome, Florence and Paris. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality in Rome, learn how to make authentic pizza and then get to eat it too! n In Venice, paint and decorate your own Carnival Mask. n In Florence, enjoy a gelato tasting in a local gelateria to sample this delicious and refreshing local speciality. SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Rome Your Local Guide will take you for a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica to see the Pietà. See the Colosseum, Circus Maximus and the Roman Forum. • Siena See the Campo where the horse race takes place. • Florence Guided walking tour of the city with your Local Guide. Visit Piazzale Michelangelo. • Classe See some of the best preserved mosaics in the world. • Venice Canal cruise by private launch. See St. Mark’s Square, the Byzantine Basilica, Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Visit a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island. • Verona See the pretty town and hear stories of Romeo and Juliet. • Lucerne Orientation including the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge. • Paris Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes the ascent of the Eiffel Tower to the very top. See the Champs Élysées and Arc de Triomphe, plus a visit to the Fragonard Perfumery and Museum. DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 10 hot buffet breakfasts. (BB) • 6 evening meals: n E Kick-off Party including a light supper and drinks with your Travel Director in Rome. (KP) n 1 authentic Italian Pizza dinner. (D) n F Highlight Dinner with drinks in Florence. (HD) n 2 three-course dinners. (D) n F Farewell Dinner with drinks in a restaurant in Paris. (FD) ITINERARY DAY 1 ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Rome! Relax and unwind after your journey. This evening, meet for a Kick-off Party with your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions. (KP) Hotel: Crowne Plaza St Peters (SF) DAY 2 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 I Your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide starts with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica where you see Michelangelo’s Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. Cross the Tiber to ancient Rome and view the Roman Forum, the famous Colosseum and the Circus Maximus, where chariot racing was held. Later learn how to make authentic Italian pizza! Roll the dough, scatter your ingredients on top and bake in a traditional pizza oven before eating. Delicious! (BB D) DAY 3 ROME – SIENA – FLORENCE F Head north through the picturesque Chianti wine-producing region. In the beautiful medieval town of Siena, stroll through cobbled streets to the magnificent Campo Square where the colourful Palio bareback horse race takes place every year. Join your travelling companions this evening for a special Italian Highlight Dinner. (BB HD) Hotel: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo (F) DAY 4 FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 I Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to many artistic masterpieces. See the marble Cathedral and Signoria Square during your walking tour of the city with a Local Guide. Spend free time afterwards exploring on your own. Later, admire amazing city views from Piazzale Michelangelo and taste mouth-watering gelato! (BB) DAY 5 FLORENCE – CLASSE - VENICE (2 NIGHTS) Cross the forested Apennine Hills via Forli to Classe and stop to visit the Basilica of Saint Apollinaris, featuring stunning Byzantine mosaics. Continue past Chioggia to the magical city of Venice, your home for the next two nights! (BB D) Hotel: Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana (F) FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel. • London airport shuttle service available. Conditions apply. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • L Complimentary keepsake photo. SWISS ALPS 26 = Overnight stays England NOTRE DAME END LON DO N London GLASS BLOWING IN VENICE Dover 2 Paris Lucerne 2 Engelberg Switzerland France Verona Italy 2 Venice Classe Florence 2 DAY 6 VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME I See the marvellous Byzantine architecture as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. See the Bridge of Sighs, ornate Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Basilica and the Campanile. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass-blowing workshop. Learn about the great Venetian tradition of Carnival masks, with the chance to paint and decorate a mask of your very own! In your free time, perhaps cruise across the lagoon to Burano Island for a fresh seafood lunch. (BB) DAY 8 LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Your orientation tour of historic Lucerne includes the Lion Monument, built to commemorate the heroism of the Swiss guards during the French Revolution. Walk across the 14th century wooden Chapel Bridge and see beautiful swans gliding on the lake. Don’t miss the opportunity to take an exciting mountain excursion with breath-taking views! Later, there is time to shop for Swiss souvenirs including watches and chocolate. (BB D) DAY 9 ENGELBERG – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) From Switzerland, cross the River Rhine and the French border. Travel through the famous Burgundy wine region and view the sprawling vineyards. Later, in the glittering capital Paris, you have the chance to sample the delights that await you tomorrow! (BB) Hotel: Novotel Tour Eiffel (F) DAY 10 PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 F Your Local Guide provides fascinating commentary during your guided sightseeing tour, which includes a drive along the Champs Élysées with views of Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre Museum. From the top of the Eiffel Tower, see the city laid out before you in all its glory! Tonight, celebrate with your travelling companions and Travel Director at a special Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) DAY 11 PARIS – LONDON See the World War I battlefields on the way to Calais. Cross by ferry to Dover and see the famous White Cliffs. Arrive later in London where your spectacular holiday ends! (BB) FLEXIBLE LEAVING OPTION Due to visa implications for certain passport holders, guests are welcome to leave this trip in Paris. On Day 11, private transfers can be arranged for R631 or guests can utilise a complimentary transfer from the Paris hotel which arrives at Charles de Gaulle airport at 8.00am. Please advise your Travel Agent of your leaving preference at the time of booking. ST RO ART ME Rome 2 11 Days from: R22250 per person twin share Ref:FSPL Price per Person Starts Rome Ends London Sun 31 Mar 22250 5400 Sun 7 Apr 22850 5400 Thu 4 Apr Thu 11 Apr Thu 18 Apr Sun 14 Apr 22850 5400 Sun 21 Apr 23675 5400 Sun 28 Apr 23675 5400 Thu 6 Jun Thu 13 Jun Thu 20 Jun Ends London Single Twin Supp. Share Option Thu 27 Jun Sun 7 Jul 23825 5400 Thu 4 Jul Thu 11 Jul Thu 18 Jul Sun 14 Jul Sun 21 Jul Sun 28 Jul 23100 5400 23100 5400 23100 5400 Thu 1 Aug Thu 8 Aug Sun 11 Aug 23100 5400 Sun 18 Aug 23100 5400 Thu 19 Sep Thu 26 Sep Sun 29 Sep 24125 5400 Sun 6 Oct 24125 5400 Twin Share Option Thu 21 Mar Thu 28 Mar Thu 30 May Sun 9 Jun Price per Person Single Supp. 23825 5400 Sun 16 Jun 23825 5400 Sun 23 Jun 23425 5400 Sun 30 Jun 23825 5400 Starts Rome GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to R2413 p.p. R1809 p.p. R1206 p.p. 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to R1206 p.p. Young Traveller Discount R2330 Triple Room Reduction Quad Room Reduction R2235 R3290 For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14–15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 53. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. KP = Kick Off Party FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast HL = Highlight Lunch D = Dinner HD = Highlight Dinner BD = Buffet Dinner BG = Be My Guest FD = Farewell Dinner FAMILY EXPERIENCES – EUROPE DAY 7 VENICE - VERONA - ENGELBERG (2 NIGHTS) Drive west across the Veneto plains and stop in Shakespeare’s Verona to see the Roman Arena and Juliet’s balcony. Your journey continues past the commercial centre of Milan and north via Como and Lugano to the Swiss Lake District. Traverse the scenic Alpine St. Gotthard route into central Switzerland and arrive at the winter sports resort of Engelberg. (BB) Hotel: Ramada Regina Titlis (F) Siena 27 GREEK ISLAND HOPPER 10 Days0 from R1630 Santorini INSIDER EXPERIENCES ITINERARY • 5 Local Guide in Athens. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • l Unique Insight Visit the island of Nea Kamini and swim in the hot springs of this ancient Volcanic island. DAY 1 ARRIVE ATHENS (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Athens! Transfer to your hotel on arrival. Unwind after your journey or take time to explore this ancient city. Meet later with your fellow travellers and your Trafalgar Local Host for a Kick-off Party. (KP) Hotel: Metropolitan Hotel (MD) SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Athens Sightseeing tour includes the magnificent Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus. View Hadrian’s Arch. See Panathinaiko Olympic Stadium and the Evzone Guards. • Mykonos Orientation of the port and Mykonos town includes a walk along the narrow cobbled streets. Your Travel Director will provide information on beaches and sightseeing opportunities. • Santorini Orientation of the town of Fira with a walk to enjoy the views over the caldera. Your Travel Director will provide information on beaches and sightseeing opportunities. DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 9 buffet breakfasts • 3 Dinners F Kick-off party including a light supper and drinks in Athens (KP) n F Highlight dinner in Mykonos. (HD) n F Highlight dinner in Santorini. (HD) FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats. • High-speed ferry from Piraeus to Mykonos. • High-speed ferry from Mykonos to Santorini. • High-speed ferry from Santorini to Piraeus. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Athens airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 10. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • L Complimentary keepsake photo. 28 DAY 2 ATHENS SIGHTSEEING 5 Your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide starts with a visit to see the Parthenon on the Acropolis, one of the most famous monuments in the world. A sacred site since Mycenaen times, Athenians worshipped their deities in temples at the Acropolis. See the Panathinaiko Olympic stadium, the Evzone guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier plus other wondrous sights including the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. The rest of the day is free for you to explore on your own or shop. Dine tonight on Greek specialities at the restaurant of your choice. (BB) DAY 3 ATHENS - MYKONOS (3 NIGHTS) F At the port of Piraeus, board a fast ferry for your crossing to the idyllic Cycladic Island of Mykonos, playground of the rich and famous! Transfer to your hotel with orientation on arrival, then spend free time admiring unique windmills, narrow winding pathways and tempting boutiques. Join your fellow travellers this evening for a Highlight Dinner of local traditional cuisine. Afterwards, don’t miss the opportunity to experience the diverse nightlife on this vibrant island! (BB HD) Hotel: Petinos Hotel (F)/Akroyali (F)/Manoulas (F) DAY 4 TO DAY 5 MYKONOS - FREE TIME You have two glorious days to spend exploring Mykonos! The most cosmopolitan of all the Greek islands, Mykonos is also well-known for its splendid beaches. This glittering, glamorous destination features an old town that is packed with charm, where whitewashed cubic houses with blue wooden shutters and balconies line labyrinthine cobbled streets. Notable landmarks include the picturesque waterside area of Little Venice, the 18th century Church of the Paraportiani, the Archaeological Museum and the Aegean Maritime Museum. In Greek mythology Mykonos was the site of a battle between Zeus and the Titans, and named in honour of Apollo’s grandson. Don’t forget to swim in the sparkling sea and enjoy cocktails at a waterfront restaurant! For sightseeing further afield, take a trip to Delos, believed by the ancients to be the birthplace of Artemis and Apollo, where you will find many interesting temples and sanctuaries. (BB BB) DAY 6 MYKONOS - SANTORINI (3 NIGHTS) F A short ferry ride brings you to the beautiful island of Santorini, your home for the next three days. Transfer to your hotel with orientation on arrival and spend free time exploring Santorini, also known as Thera. Comprised of a small circular archipelago of volcanic islands in the southern Aegean Sea, Santorini is all that remains of an enormous volcanic explosion. The island’s spectacular physical beauty coupled with its dynamic nightlife makes it one of Europe’s most popular hotspots. Tonight, join your companions for a Highlight Dinner of delicious Greek cuisine. (BB HD) Hotel: El Greco Hotel (F)/Aegean Plaza (F) PARADISE BEACH, MYKONOS Greece = Overnight stays T STAR D & EN NS HE AT 1 2 Athens 3 Mykonos High-speed Express Ferry High-speed Express Ferry High-speed Express Ferry Santorini 3 10 Days from: R16300 per person twin share Ref: FGIH DAY 7 TO DAY 8 SANTORINI FREE TIME Santorini offers a wealth of exciting things to do, or you might like to simply spend your time relaxing in the sun! Wander down winding cobbled streets full of whitewashed houses, admire breathtaking views across the caldera and stunning sunsets. For sightseeing, visit the Folklore Museum, the Naval Museum or discover Cycladic architecture. Santorini makes some of the Greek islands’ best wines so perhaps take a tour of a winery and taste some for yourself. Enjoy an included cruise in a caique to the volcanic island of Nea Kamini to swim in the hot springs. Embrace the magic of Santorini! (BB BB) DAY 9 SANTORINI - ATHENS Take the high-speed ferry to the port of Piraeus in Athens for the final night of your trip. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day relaxing or shopping for souvenirs. This evening you might like to celebrate with your travelling companions at a dinner to mark the end of a memorable holiday. (BB) Hotel: Metropolitan Hotel (MD) DAY 10 DEPART ATHENS Say goodbye to the wonderful Greek Islands and the classical city of Athens as you are transferred to the airport for your flight home. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Starts Athens Ends Athens Single Supp. Twin Share Option Fri 26 Apr Sun 5 May 16300 5800 Mon 29 Apr Wed 8 May 16300 5800 Thu 2 May Sun 5 May Wed 8 May Sat 11 May Tue 14 May Fri 17 May Mon 20 May Thu 23 May Sun 26 May Wed 29 May Sat 11 May 16300 Tue 14 May 16300 Fri 17 May 16300 Mon 20 May 16300 Thu 23 May 16300 Sun 26 May 16300 Wed 29 May 16300 Sat 1 Jun 16300 Tue 4 Jun 16300 Fri 7 Jun 16300 5800 5800 5800 5800 5800 5800 5800 5800 5800 5800 Sat 1 Jun Mon 10 Jun 18075 6130 Tue 4 Jun Thu 13 Jun 18075 6130 Fri 7 Jun Sun 16 Jun 18075 6130 Mon 10 Jun Wed 19 Jun 18075 6130 Thu 13 Jun Sat 22 Jun 18075 6130 Sun 16 Jun Tue 25 Jun 18075 6130 Wed 19 Jun Fri 28 Jun 18075 6130 Sat 22 Jun Mon 1 Jul 18075 6130 Price per Person Starts Athens Tue 25 Jun Fri 28 Jun Ends Athens Single Twin Supp. Share Option Thu 4 Jul Sun 7 Jul 18075 6130 18075 6130 Mon 1 Jul Thu 4 Jul Sun 7 Jul Wed 10 Jul Sat 13 Jul Tue 16 Jul Fri 19 Jul Mon 22 Jul Thu 25 Jul Sun 28 Jul Wed 31 Jul Wed 10 Jul Sat 13 Jul Tue 16 Jul Fri 19 Jul Mon 22 Jul Thu 25 Jul Sun 28 Jul Wed 31 Jul Sat 3 Aug Tue 6 Aug Fri 9 Aug 19850 19850 19850 19850 19850 19850 19850 19850 19850 19850 19850 8160 8160 8160 8160 8160 8160 8160 8160 8160 8160 8160 Sat 3 Aug Tue 6 Aug Sun 18 Aug Wed 21 Aug Sat 24 Aug Tue 27 Aug Fri 30 Aug Mon 12 Aug Thu 15 Aug Tue 27 Aug Fri 30 Aug Mon 2 Sep Thu 5 Sep Sun 8 Sep 19850 19850 19850 19850 19850 19850 19850 8160 8160 8160 8160 8160 8160 8160 GREAT SAVINGS 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to R993 p.p. Young Traveller Discount R1830 Triple Room Reduction Quad Room Reduction R2025 R3075 For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14–15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 53. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Please note: Itinerary may vary due to sailing conditions on the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious holidays or unforeseen circumstances. Airport Transfers will be provided for guests who have advised Trafalgar of their flight details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. SEE INCREDIBLE SIGHTS AS WELL AS THE GREEK ISLANDSÕ KP = Kick Off Party FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast HL = Highlight Lunch D = Dinner HD = Highlight Dinner BD = Buffet Dinner BG = Be My Guest FD = Farewell Dinner FAMILY EXPERIENCES – EUROPE Price per Person 29 ! EW N ALOHA HAWAII 9 Damys fro R24325 Kaanapali Beach, Maui INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Visit an organic farm on Maui and meet your host to learn about sustainable farming and enjoy a delicious luncheon. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Visit a gourmet chocolate workshop on Oahu and make your own chocolate bar. n Visit a goat cheese farm on Maui and get a chance to feed and hand-milk goats. n Enjoy a cone of colourful Hawaiian Shave Ice on Hawaii. n Learn the traditional art of flower lei-making, crafting ukuleles and hula dancing. • j Local Expert Learn about the lives of marine creatures from an ocean naturalist during a visit to the Maui Ocean Center. n Discover the wonders of the Hawaiian sky on Maui with a local astronomy expert. • l Unique Insight Learn about life aboard the battleship ‘Mighty Mo’ from a Navy sailor on Oahu. SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Oahu Explore Honolulu’s main highlights and visit Pearl Harbor’s USS Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri Memorial; feed penguins, flamingos, ducks, sacred Ibis and koi fish; take a surfing or stand-up paddle board lesson from local beach boys. • Maui Stop at the historic whaling town of Lahaina; experience Hawaiian culture and traditions at an authentic Hawaiian luau. • Hawaii Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and see both the world’s largest and its most active volcanoes; visit the Jaggar Museum and explore a lava tube; enjoy a glass-bottom boat ride to see and learn about the local sea life. DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 8 full breakfasts • 1 lunch: B Be My Guest lunch with drinks on Maui • 4 evening meals: E Kick-Off Party with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Honolulu n F Highlight Dinner with drinks at a local restaurant in Waikiki n F Hawaii Luau Highlight Dinner with drinks in Maui n F Farewell Dinner on Hawaii FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • See page 5 for all included highlights • 8 nights First Class accommodation • Aloha Welcome with fresh flower lei on arrival at Honolulu International Airport on Day 1 • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 9 • Just 4 Kids Surprise Pack • A Trafalgar Bonus – All inter-island flights: Oahu to Maui and Maui to Hawaii plus all airport transfers included • L Complimentary keepsake photo • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing 30 ITINERARY DAY 1 ARRIVE HONOLULU – WAIKIKI (3 NIGHTS) E Aloha and welcome to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands! In the traditional Aloha spirit, you’ll be greeted at the airport with a fragrant lei and your complimentary transfer will whisk you to your spectacular beachfront hotel. After checking in, get settled into Hawaiian Time with a swim in the Pacific Ocean or 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: Hilton Hawaii Village (SF) DAY 2 HONOLULU SIGHTSEEING I l F 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 flavourmeisters, for a fun, hands-on, bean-to-bar Local Speciality 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 a bar of handmade chocolate home! This afternoon, visit the Pearl Harbor Memorial Park 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, which is built over the submerged battleship USS Arizona, see the engraved names of the heroes who perished on that fateful day and peer down at the remains of the sunken ship from which oil still seeps after more than 70 years. Later, enjoy a Unique Insight into life on a battleship. Join a real navy sailor on an exclusive visit aboard the ‘Mighty Mo’—the USS Missouri—the star of the blockbuster movie ‘Battleship.’ This evening, join your fellow explorers for a splashin’ good time during a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant where you enjoy dinner facing an incredible three-story, 280,000-gallon saltwater fish tank, home to hundreds of tropical fish! (FB HD) DAY 3 HONOLULU FREE TIME The entire day is yours and the choices are endless! Join one of the resort’s wildlife specialists to feed the animals, including the hotel’s very own African Blackfoot Penguins, flamingos, ducks, sacred Ibis and Koi fish. Perhaps attend a ukulele demonstration or spend some time lazing in the warm Hawaiian sun on the beach. Enjoy the water activities of your tropical resort: with a surfing lesson, learn all about the sport from local athletes at Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon, or try stand-up paddle boarding. Take an optional snorkeling excursion to Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and spot sea turtles, colourful 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 4 HONOLULU – MAUI (3 NIGHTS) D B I j 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, you will meet your host for an exclusive farm-to-fork Be My Guest lunch as you are taken on a visit through this diversified natural farm, on the slopes of Haleakala with panoramic Oahu = Overnight stays 3 Waikiki HULA GIRLS DAY 6 MAUI FREE TIME I The entire day is free for you and your family to make the most of your holiday as you please. Enjoy a relaxing breakfast served in a striking 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 Local Speciality and learn about the art of lei-making 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) DAY 7 MAUI – HILO – VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK – WAIKOLOA (2 NIGHTS) D 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 sun-splashed Kohala Coast. (FB) Hotel: Marriott Waikoloa (SF) DAY 8 KONA SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME F Enjoy a relaxing breakfast and laidback morning before boarding a glass-bottom boat to explore the amazing Hawaiian reef without ever getting wet! Relax under the shaded canopy and view Green Sea Turtles grazing, hundreds of species of colourful tropical fish, and unique Hawaiian coral through six full size windows. The friendly onboard marine naturalists and captain will answer all your questions as they take you through the protected waters of Anaehoomalu Bay. Back on land, enjoy an afternoon of free time. 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. (FB) Kahului Kaanapali 3 Maui bi-coastal 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 savoury 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. Discover the ins and outs of goat cheese production, a Local Speciality. Taste various goat cheeses, pet and feed the goats, and for a truly unique experience, kids get a chance to learn 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 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 (SF) DAY 5 MAUI SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME j I F Wake up in stunning Maui and get ready to explore the island’s premier attraction: the Maui Ocean Center. Meet your 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 750,000-gallon 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 colourful flavoured Shave Ice, a Hawaiian Local Speciality, 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 Highlight 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-youcan-eat buffet featuring Hawaiian and Western specialities and a full open bar. (FB HD) D D 2 Waikoloa END A KONRT O AIRP Hilo Hawaii Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Kilauea Volcano 9 Days from R24325 per person twin share Price per Person Starts Oahu Ends Kona Single Supp. Twin Share Option DFHA Ref: Price per Person Starts Oahu Ends Kona Single Twin Supp. Share Option Fri 5 Apr Sat 13 Apr 24325 10580 Fri 4 Oct Sat 12 Oct 24325 10580 Fri 3 May Fri 24 May Sat 11 May 24325 10580 Sat 1 Jun 24325 10580 Fri 15 Nov Sat 23 Nov 24325 10580 Fri 21 Jun Sat 29 Jun 24325 10580 Fri 13 Dec Fri 12 Jul Sat 20 Jul Fri 10 Jan Fri 31 Jan Sat 21 Dec 24325 10580 2014 Sat 18 Jan 24325 10580 Sat 8 Feb 24325 10580 Fri 2 Aug Fri 16 Aug Sat 10 Aug 24325 10580 Sat 24 Aug 24325 10580 Fri 14 Feb Sat 22 Feb 24325 10580 Fri 6 Sep Sat 14 Sep 24325 10580 Fri 7 Mar Sat 15 Mar 24325 10580 24325 10580 GREAT SAVINGS 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to R1216 p.p. Young Traveller Discount R2433 Triple Room Reduction R1755 Quad Room Reduction R2905 For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14–15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 53. Please visit our website or contact your Travel Agent for details of our great Early Payment Discounts. Above prices include economy inter-island airfares for Oahu to Maui and Maui to Hawaii and applicable fuel surcharges, government taxes and fees as applicable as of May 20, 2012. These are subject to change without notice. Please note: Hawaiian Airlines will charge a baggage handling fee on each inter-island flight included on your trip. This additional cost is not covered in the trip prices and is the responsibility of the guest. The approximate cost is US$17 for the first checked suitcase and an additional US$17 for the second checked suitcase per each included interisland flight. These prices are subject to change per the airline baggage policy. The Travel Director will collect these fees when you join the trip and can assist you with any questions. Secure Flight Requirements for Inter-island Flights: Due to airline policies on inter-island flights, guests must provide their full name (as it appears on your passport), date of birth and gender at time of deposit. Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available. Note: 2014 dates are subject to date, price and itinerary modifications. Details will be available in July 2013. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. KP = Kick Off Party FB = Full Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast HL = Highlight Lunch L = Lunch D = Dinner HD = Highlight Dinner BD = Buffet Dinner BG = Be My Guest FD = Farewell Dinner FAMILY EXPERIENCES – THE AMERICAS Pearl Harbor START HONOLULU AIRPORT 31 8 Days from R15395 WILD WEST, COWBOYS & BUFFALOS Western family fun INSDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • j Local Expert Join an interpretive guide for a stroll in Yellowstone National Park. SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Jackson View the famous landmark of tangled elk antlers; enjoy an evening of Western entertainment. • Grand Teton National Park Journey through dramatic scenery and stop at beautiful Jenny Lake. • Yellowstone National Park Discover the natural wonders, including geysers, mud pots, bubbling pools and Yellowstone Falls, in America’s first National Park. • Cody Visit the Buffalo Bill Historical Centre and learn about the Wild West. • The Ranch at Ucross Stay on a real working dude ranch; enjoy an evening campfire with s’mores; choose from a range of included activities. • Black Hills Spend two nights in the gold rush boomtown of Keystone; explore the area and feel the spirit of the Wild West. • Crazy Horse Behold the spectacle of this giant American Indian memorial. • Mount Rushmore Visit this iconic American monument. • Bear Country USA Enjoy a drive through this unique wildlife park and see young bears up close during a walk through the Wildlife Centre. • Hill City Ride through the scenic Black Hills aboard the historic steam engine1880 Train. DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 7 full breakfasts: 5 full breakfasts n 2 continental breakfasts • 1 lunch • 5 evening meals: E Kick-off Party with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Salt Lake City n 1 three-course dinner n Chuckwagon dinner in Jackson n Ranch-style dinner at the Ranch at Ucross n F Farewell Dinner with drinks in Keystone FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • See page 5 for all included highlights • 7 nights First Class accommodation • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8 • Just 4 Kids Surprise Pack • L Complimentary keepsake photo • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing 32 ITINERARY DAY 1 ARRIVE SALT LAKE CITY E Welcome to Salt Lake City! Arrive at your hotel and enjoy some time on your own this afternoon to relax or venture out on your own to see some of the main attractions. This evening, meet your fellow adventurers at 6 p.m. for a Kick-off Party with your Travel Director at the hotel. (KP) Hotel: Hilton Salt Lake City Center (SF) DAY 2 SALT LAKE CITY – JACKSON Put on your cowboy hats, pull up your boots and get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime. Head north and enter Wyoming for your first encounter with the mighty Rocky Mountains. Follow trails blazed by rugged mountain men centuries ago, cross the famous Oregon Trail and follow the historic Snake River to the authentic Old West town of Jackson. Passing through the town’s famous landmark arch of tangled elk antlers, walk back into history as you explore the Town Square with its Western boardwalks, craft boutiques and ice cream shops—all surrounded by the majestic Rockies. Come nightfall enjoy a Western-style Chuckwagon dinner and show. (FB D) Hotel: Antler Inn (MF) DAY 3 JACKSON – GRAND TETON & YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARKS (2 NIGHTS) j Rise early if you’d like to rollick down the Snake River on an optional fun and educational wilderness float trip. Later, discover dramatic Grand Teton National Park and beautiful Jenny Lake, and journey on into the world’s first National Park, spectacular Yellowstone. This is truly a wonderland of over 10,000 geysers, fumaroles, hot springs, mud pots and steam vents, highlighted with a visit to Old Faithful, which has been spouting steam water regularly for thousands of years. At the Visitor Centre, learn amazing facts about Yellowstone—kids can even earn their Junior Ranger Badge. Join your Local Expert for a guided stroll around the boardwalks of the West Thumb Geyser Basin visiting such colourful spots as Abyss Pool, Thumb Paint Pots and the storied Fishing Cone. (FB D) Hotel: National Park Lodges (NP) DAY 4 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING Discover Yellowstone’s most amazing natural wonders, including the thundering Yellowstone Falls, a multitude of hot gushing geysers and countless brilliantly-coloured simmering thermal springs, bubbling mud pools and hissing steam vents. Your senses will be assaulted by the roar of steam, the thunder of a waterfall, the bellowing of bison and awe-inspiring views at every turn—sights and sounds that make for an experience you’ll be talking about for years. (FB) DAY 5 YELLOWSTONE – CODY – THE RANCH AT UCROSS Travel down, down, down into the Shoshone Canyon and the rugged Absaroka Mountains until you reach the rustic Wild West town of Cody, named after Buffalo Bill Cody. Explore the Buffalo Bill Historical Center and the world’s largest collection of Western artifacts. This afternoon, enjoy stunning scenery as you cross the Big Horn Mountains and Bighorn National Forest. Get ready for a taste of the true Wild West and cowboy lifestyle as you arrive at the Ranch at Ucross in Clearmont, an = Overnight stays Montana Yellowstone 2 National Park Idaho Jackson 1 Cody 1 Hill City Mount Rushmore Grand Teton National Park 2 Keystone Crazy Horse Memorial Wyoming START LAKE T L SA CITY Nebraska Fort Laramie END 1 ER DENV Salt Lake City SALT LAKE CITY, UT South Dakota The Ranch at Ucross Denver Utah Colorado Old-West working dude ranch in the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains. When the dinner bell calls all hands to chow, put on your finest cowboy duds and kick up your heels at a typical Ranch-style dinner. End the evening under the stars ‘round a roaring fire with gooey s’mores and entertaining campfire fun. (FB D) Hotel: The Ranch at Ucross (F) DAY 7 KEYSTONE AND BLACK HILLS EXCURSION F The first stop this morning is Bear Country USA, a wildlife park featuring the world’s largest private collection of American black bear. Enjoy a drive through this spectacular and unique wildlife park and then walk through the Wildlife Centre, where young and smaller animals frolic in their outdoor exhibits. Then it’s… All Aboard! Ride on board the 1880 Train, an authentic steam engine train, from Hill City back to Keystone. Hear the bellow of the engine and the whine of the whistle as you wind your way through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Black Hills. There is still time to relax or take a plunge in the hotel swimming pool. This evening, join your fellow adventurers at a Farewell Dinner featuring an American Indian dancer and storyteller. (CB FD) DAY 8 KEYSTONE – FORT LARAMIE – DEPART DENVER Follow the trail to old Fort Laramie, the best-known milepost on the Oregon Trail. At the fort’s living history exhibits, learn about the harsh world of the pioneer family as they fought distance, unforgiving terrain and weather to reach Oregon—and the native tribes who gave their lives trying to prevent it. Your Wild West adventure comes to an end at the Mile High city of Denver where stops are made at Denver International Airport or, if you’re extending your stay, at the hotel in downtown Denver. Please do not schedule any flights before 8 p.m. (CB) 8 Days from: R15395 per person twin share Ref: DWWA Price per Person Starts Salt Lake City Price per Person Single Supp. Starts Salt Lake City Mon 13 May Mon 20 May 15395 4635 Mon 27 May Mon 3 Jun 15975 5200 Ends Denver Twin Share Option Sun 2 Jun Mon 3 Jun Sun 9 Jun Mon 10 Jun Sun 16 Jun Mon 17 Jun Sun 23 Jun Mon 24 Jun Sun 30 Jun Sun 9 Jun Mon 10 Jun Sun 16 Jun Mon 17 Jun Sun 23 Jun Mon 24 Jun Sun 30 Jun Mon 1 Jul Sun 7 Jul 15975 15975 15975 15975 15975 15975 15975 15975 15975 5200 5200 5200 5200 5200 5200 5200 5200 5200 Mon 1 Jul Sun 7 Jul Mon 8 Jul Mon 15 Jul Sun 21 Jul Mon 8 Jul Sun 14 Jul Mon 15 Jul Mon 22 Jul Sun 28 Jul 15975 15975 15975 15975 15975 5200 5200 5200 5200 5200 Ends Denver Single Twin Supp. Share Option Mon 22 Jul Sun 28 Jul Mon 29 Jul Mon 29 Jul Sun 4 Aug Mon 5 Aug 15975 5200 15975 5200 15975 5200 Sun 11 Aug Mon 12 Aug Mon 19 Aug Sun 25 Aug Mon 26 Aug Sun 18 Aug Mon 19 Aug Mon 26 Aug Sun 1 Sep Mon 2 Sep 15975 15975 15975 15975 15975 5200 5200 5200 5200 5200 Sun 1 Sep Mon 2 Sep Sun 8 Sep Mon 9 Sep Sun 15 Sep Mon 16 Sep Mon 30 Sep Sun 8 Sep Mon 9 Sep Sun 15 Sep Mon 16 Sep Sun 22 Sep Mon 23 Sep Mon 7 Oct 15975 15975 15975 15975 15975 15975 15395 5200 5200 5200 5200 5200 5200 4635 GREAT SAVINGS 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to R770 p.p. Young Traveller Discount Triple Room Reduction Quad Room Reduction For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14–15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 53. R1540 R1438 R2396 Please visit our website or contact your Travel Agent for details of our great Early Payment Discounts. All prices are per person, twin share. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. KP = Kick Off Party FB = Full Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast HL = Highlight Lunch L = Lunch D = Dinner HD = Highlight Dinner BD = Buffet Dinner BG = Be My Guest FD = Farewell Dinner FAMILY EXPERIENCES – THE AMERICAS DAY 6 THE RANCH AT UCROSS – CRAZY HORSE – KEYSTONE (2 NIGHTS) After a hearty breakfast, enjoy activities galore on the ranch—all included! Learn about life on a working ranch as you rub elbows with true wranglers. Saddle up for a horseback ride around the ranch lands. See how far you can cast that fishing line to catch brown or rainbow trout in Piney Creek. Challenge your travelling mates to a game of tennis or horseshoes…with bragging rights for the rest of the trip at stake! Or simply relax poolside and take in the serenity of this wonderful resort. After an included lunch, re-board the motorcoach and head east through the national grassland to the famous Black Hills of South Dakota. At Thunderhead Mountain, gaze in awe at the Crazy Horse Memorial. A work in progress being carved into the mountainside, the “world’s largest sculpture” honours the famous war chief of the Lakota people. Reach the quaint “City of Gold,” Keystone, once a gold mining boomtown. This evening watch the moving ceremonial lighting of America’s favourite presidents sculpted at Mount Rushmore. You may have seen pictures of Mount Rushmore, but they pale in comparison to seeing this majestic site in person. It took 400 artisans 14 years to carve the 60-foot sculptures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln into the mountain. (FB L) Hotel: K - Bar - S Lodge (MF) 33 PIONEER ADVENTURE OF THE OLD WEST 8 Dfraomys R15650 Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • j Local Expert Learn about the formation of the Grand Canyon with a local specialist n Enjoy a slide show presentation about the striking geology and survival strategies of desert wildlife with an expert naturalist in Lake Powell. SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Montezuma Castle Visit the site of an ancient Sinagua Indian cliff-dwelling. • Sedona Explore Dry Creek Basin on an exciting jeep adventure. • Grand Canyon Railway Travel to the Grand Canyon on the historic Grand Canyon Railway. • Grand Canyon National Park Stay inside the park for one night and marvel at the sights from the South Rim. • Historic Cameron Trading Post Browse for Native American arts and crafts. • Kayenta Learn about the Navajo Code Talkers and their role during WWII. • Monument Valley Join an informative guided excursion in open-air vehicles through this spectacular region. • Lake Powell Enjoy views of the lake and the impressive rock formations along with the amenities at your lakeside resort. • Zion National Park Explore the towering canyon walls and massive rock formations aboard the park shuttle. • Bryce Canyon National Park Discover this whimsical landscape; enjoy a Wild West evening, complete with a cowboy dinner and rodeo entertainment. DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 7 full breakfasts • 4 evening meals: E Kick-off Party with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Scottsdale n 1 buffet dinner n Poolside pizza dinner at Lake Powell n F Farewell Dinner with drinks in Bryce FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • See page 5 for all included highlights • 7 nights First Class accommodation • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8 • Just 4 Kids Surprise Pack • L Complimentary keepsake photo • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing 34 ITINERARY DAY 1 ARRIVE PHOENIX – SCOTTSDALE E Howdy partners! Check into your hotel and spend the afternoon getting to know this desert oasis. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the hotel’s pool before gussying up for the 6 p.m. Kick-off Party where you’ll meet your Travel Director and spend some time jawin’ with your travelling buddies. (KP) Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Scottsdale Old Town (MF) DAY 2 SCOTTSDALE – SEDONA – WILLIAMS A drive through the Sonoran Desert brings you to Montezuma Castle National Monument, one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America. Take a minute to ponder the Sinagua Indians’ life here in the desert before heading to Sedona in spectacular Red Rock Country. Climb into a jeep for a rip-roarin’ ride into spectacular Dry Creek Basin. At the old Van Deren Cabin, learn what it was really like to be a cowboy in the Old West. After a stunning drive through Oak Creek Canyon and ponderosa pine forests, arrive in the historic railroad town of Williams— right on old Route 66 and gateway to the Grand Canyon. (FB D) Hotel: Grand Canyon Railway Hotel (F) DAY 3 WILLIAMS – GRAND CANYON RAILWAY – GRAND CANYON j This morning, watch out for the infamous Cataract Creek Gang, as lowly a group of varmints that ever rode the range! Then, climb aboard the historic Grand Canyon Railway, you’ll pass through majestic Ponderosa Pines, the high desert and the Kaibab National Forest while hearing tall tales and folklore about the area. Keep your eye out for wildlife—it’s not uncommon to spot elk, mule deer and pronghorn antelope sauntering through this wild and woolly region. Nothing on earth can prepare you for the Grand Canyon, one of the natural wonders of the world, more than 1.7 billion years in the making! With a Local Expert, you’ll learn how the Grand Canyon was formed and become a rock expert yourself as you examine samples from the colourful sedimentary layers formed as the sea washed in again and again. As the sun sets, join your Travel Director for an unforgettable walk along the rim. (FB) Hotel: National Park Lodges (NP) DAY 4 GRAND CANYON – MONUMENT VALLEY – LAKE POWELL (2 NIGHTS) j Fred Grofe was so stunned by the spectacular beauty of the sunrise over the Grand Canyon, he composed his Grand Canyon Suite in 1931. But all you have to do is watch—and maybe whistle—in amazement as the skies glow and brighten with the coming day. Drive along Desert View Drive, featuring jaw-dropping views of the Grand Canyon, before entering Navajo Country. Here you can poke around the historic Cameron Trading Post and hunt for a great piece of Southwest Native American art. Next stop: the Code Talkers Exhibit in Kayenta. Learn how the Navajos were one of America’s greatest secret weapons in World War II and why GIs were ordered to protect the Wind Talkers with their lives. You’ll also see why Monument Valley is a favourite location for movie directors. As you’re bouncing along the valley floor in an openair vehicle, you can just imagine John Wayne leading the U.S. Cavalry = Overnight stays Bryce Canyon National Park Nevada END LAS VEGAS 2 Lake Powell Zion Virgin National River Park Gorge Mojave Desert Las Vegas Utah 2 Grand Canyon 1 National Park Monument Valley Navajo Country Grand Canyon Railway Arizona Painted Desert Oak Creek Canyon Montezuma Castle National Monument RT STA IX EN O PH RED ROCK JEEP TOUR, SEDONA 1 Williams Sedona Prescott National Forest 1 Scottsdale Phoenix COWBOY FUN IN THE WEST on a ride along the magnificent mesas. Wrap up your exciting day at a lakeside resort tucked into the red rock at amazing Lake Powell. Kick off your boots and have some fun at a poolside pizza dinner! After, enjoy a super cool slide show presentation by a Local Expert all about the striking geology and survival strategies of the desert wildlife of the Canyonlands. (FB D) Hotel: Lake Powell Resort & Marinas (Guaranteed Lake View Rooms) (F) DAY 6 LAKE POWELL – ZION & BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARKS (2 NIGHTS) You’ll be awestruck by the towering cliffs and massive canyon walls of Zion Canyon. Riding the park’s shuttle, marvel at how the Virgin River cut through the sandstone to create one of Mother Nature’s most stupendous wonders. Enjoy hiking? There’s an easy trek to the Emerald Pools, where splendid views and waterfalls will make the family happier than a crowd of cowpokes at chow time. There’s also a more strenuous hike to Angel’s Landing, which will prove a big pay-off with its amazing views of the canyon. Leaving Zion, drive along the Mount Carmel Highway and watch out for more spectacular formations like the Great Arch of Zion and the distinctive Checkerboard Mesa. Soon you’ll arrive at magical Bryce Canyon for the last two nights of your Wild West adventure. (FB) Hotel: BW Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel (F) DAY 7 BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME F Exploring Bryce Canyon is like entering a weird and eerie world, with sandstone spires called hoodoos creating a landscape that is a playground for the imagination. Explore the rim of a great amphitheatre stopping at various look-outs to snap pictures of fairytale castles, wondrous cathedrals, meandering trails and secret hideaways, all carved out of stone by Mother Nature. This afternoon you’re free to blaze your own trail. Later, put on your cowboy boots and Stetsons for a Western Farewell Dinner filled with good food and good fun. (FB FD) DAY 8 BRYCE – DEPART LAS VEGAS Travelling down through the scenic Virgin River Gorge, make your way into southern Nevada and to fabulous Las Vegas, where your adventures in the great West come to an end. A complimentary transfer takes you to Las Vegas International Airport, or if you’re extending your stay, to the hotel in Las Vegas. Please do not schedule flights before 6:30 p.m. (FB) 8 Days from: R15650 per person twin share Ref: DCPA Price per Person Starts Phoenix Single Supp. Ends Twin Las Vegas Share Option Sun 5 May Sun 12 May Sun 19 May Sun 26 May Sun 12 May Sun 19 May Sun 26 May Sun 2 Jun 15650 15650 15650 15650 5700 5700 5700 5700 Sun 2 Jun Sun 9 Jun Sun 16 Jun Sun 23 Jun Sun 30 Jun Sun 9 Jun Sun 16 Jun Sun 23 Jun Sun 30 Jun Sun 7 Jul 15650 15650 15650 15650 15650 5700 5700 5700 5700 5700 Sun 7 Jul Sun 14 Jul 15650 5700 Price per Person Starts Phoenix Ends Las Vegas Single Twin Supp. Share Option Sun 21 Jul Sun 28 Jul Sun 28 Jul Sun 4 Aug 15650 5700 15650 5700 Sun 4 Aug Sun 11 Aug Sun 18 Aug Sun 25 Aug Sun 11 Aug Sun 18 Aug Sun 25 Aug Sun 1 Sep 15650 15650 15650 15650 5700 5700 5700 5700 Sun 1 Sep Sun 8 Sep Sun 22 Sep Sun 29 Sep Sun 8 Sep Sun 15 Sep Sun 29 Sep Sun 6 Oct 15650 15650 15650 15650 5700 5700 5700 5700 GREAT SAVINGS 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to R783 p.p. Young Traveller Discount R1565 Triple Room Reduction R1565 Quad Room Reduction R2348 For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14–15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 53. Please visit our website or contact your Travel Agent for details of our great Early Payment Discounts. All prices are per person, twin share. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. KP = Kick Off Party FB = Full Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast HL = Highlight Lunch L = Lunch D = Dinner HD = Highlight Dinner BD = Buffet Dinner BG = Be My Guest FD = Farewell Dinner FAMILY EXPERIENCES – THE AMERICAS DAY 5 LAKE POWELL FREE TIME Enjoy a free day to roam the range. Optional activities include a fun float down the Colorado River, a cruise on spectacular Lake Powell to Antelope Canyon with views of Glen Canyon Dam. Or maybe you’ll dive into some of the many aquatic activities at Lake Powell Marina—the choice is yours! (FB) 35 ! EW N CANYON COUNTRY JAMBOREE 9 Damys fro R17595 Arches National Park, Utah INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • j Local Expert Take a guided walk with a naturalist in Zion. n Enjoy a presentation on the ecology of the southwestern desert in Moab. SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Las Vegas Spend a night in the glittery city at the heart of the desert. • Zion National Park Discover the Valley of Fire, Checkerboard Mesa, Zion Canyon, the Giant Screen Theater and the other breathtaking sites of this National Park. • Bryce Canyon National Park Explore the park that is home to the world’s largest concentration of hoodoos. • Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument See the multi-coloured rocks at this National Monument. • Anasazi State Park Discover the ruins of an ancient Native American village. • Capitol Reef National Park See an actual geologic wrinkle on earth, the Waterpocket Fold, at this National Park. • Goblin Valley State Park Learn how soft sandstone has eroded into interesting shapes, somewhat resembling goblins. • Arches National Park Discover a place with more than 2,000 imposing natural stone arches punctuating this sandstone plateau, like a gigantic pop-up book. • Canyonlands National Park See the Island in the Sky, the remote canyons of the Maze and the thunderous rapids of Cataract Canyon. • Moab Enjoy a ride in a Hummer, horseback riding, river excursions and more in the Old West town of Moab. DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 8 full breakfasts • 5 evening meals: E Kick-Off Party with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Las Vegas n F Farewell Dinner with drinks in Moab n 3 three-course dinners FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • See page 5 for all included highlights • 8 nights First Class accommodation • Just 4 Kids Surprise Pack • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 9 • L Complimentary keepsake photo • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing 36 ITINERARY DAY 1 ARRIVE LAS VEGAS E Welcome to exciting Las Vegas! After settling in at your hotel, explore the famous Las Vegas Strip, do some shopping or take a refreshing dip in the pool. Tonight, gather with your Travel Director and fellow adventurers for a Kick-Off Party at the hotel. (KP) Hotel: Tropicana Las Vegas (SF) DAY 2 LAS VEGAS – ZION NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS) Depart the glittering oasis of Sin City for the Valley of Fire, named for its red sandstone formations. This is Nevada’s oldest and largest state park. Continue on to the gorgeous wonderland that is Zion National Park. Inside the park, marvel at the graceful slot canyons, towering cliffs and awe-inspiring monoliths, all carved out of the orange sandstone over the course of 200 million years. On to The Zion Canyon Giant Screen Theatre to see the film Zion Canyon Treasure of the Gods. The theatre’s screen is the largest in Utah and one of the largest in the world measuring 18 metres (60 feet) high and 25 metres (82 feet) across. After the film, enjoy dinner with your travelling companions. (FB D) Hotel: BW Zion Park Inn (F) DAY 3 ZION NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME j Take the entire day to immerse yourself in the beauty of Zion. Begin with a guided naturalist walk with a Local Expert, and be amazed at the otherworldly Zion Canyon. Later, enjoy time on your own to hike the park, wander trails or use the park shuttle to explore further. Stretch your legs on a leisurely stroll along the Virgin River up to the Temple of Sinawava to peek at the start of the Zion Narrows slot canyon or hike up to the three Emerald Pools. Spot some of the more than 200 species of birds that call the park home. Or join a park ranger to learn more about the park on one of the many daily programs. (FB) DAY 4 ZION NATIONAL PARK – BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK Leaving behind the splendour of Zion, head into the scenic area of Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. A photographer’s delight, the dunes of warm, pink sand are also a favourite place to ride off-highway vehicles. Continue the journey into Bryce Canyon National Park, home to the world’s largest concentration of hoodoos, those towering limestone spires that seem to rise majestically from the desert floor. From the rim of the amphitheatre, gaze down upon thousands of pink, orange and yellow pinnacles, the result of millions of years of erosion. You may even spot one of the park’s bristlecone pines, the world’s longest-living trees! This evening, gather with your travelling compadres for a Western dinner and show. (FB D) Hotel: BW Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel (F) DAY 5 BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK – GRAND STAIRCASE-ESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENT – TORREY This morning, depart Bryce Canyon for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, which spans eons of time and is a territory of multi-coloured cliffs, plateaus, mesas, buttes, pinnacles, and canyons. The tilted terraces of the Staircase step up in great technicolor cliffs of vermilion, white, gray and pink. Next visit Anasazi State Park, sheltering the ruins of an ancient Native American village, one of the largest Nevada = Overnight stays Utah Capitol Arches Bryce Reef National National Canyon Park National Torrey Park Park 1 3 Moab Coral Pink Sand 1 Goblin Dunes State Park 2 T STAR S GA S VE LA 1 Zion National Park Valley State Grand Staircase Park Escalante National Monument Canyonlands National Park END GRAND JUNCTION Colorado Las Vegas ZION NATIONAL PARK Ancestral Puebloan communities found west of the Colorado River. Head to Torrey this evening, travelling scenic Highway 12, and wander the quaint town’s shops and galleries. Butch Cassidy once visited and legend has it the town was named after one of Theodore Roosevelt’s Rough Riders, Colonel Torrey. (FB) Hotel: BW Capitol Reef Resort (MF) DAY 6 TORREY – CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK – MOAB (3 NIGHTS) j Travelling through the heart of red rock country, arrive in Capitol Reef National Park. See cliffs, canyons, domes, and bridges in the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic monocline (a wrinkle on the earth) extending almost 160 kilometres (100 miles). The area has been a homeland to people for thousands of years. Petroglyphs etched in rock walls and painted pictographs remain as sacred remnants of the ancient Indians’ saga. Then it’s onward to Goblin Valley State Park, one of Utah’s most popular parks. It offers incredible scenery and the goblinlike hoodoos here are unique and fun for all ages. Today you’ll also see a naturalist presentation, from a Local Expert on the ecology of the southwestern desert. End your day’s journey with a Cowboy Cookout at the lodge. (FB D) Hotel: Red Cliffs Lodge (F) DAY 8 MOAB SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME F Start the day with an exhilarating Hummer ride along the steep and slick rock climbing to the top of spectacular Moab overlooks. This off-road adventure is sure to create memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy the rest of the day on your own. Lounge by the river, play some horseshoes or take a hike. Horse-back ride along trails made famous by John Wayne. If you’d rather stay indoors visit the on-site, award-winning winery for a tasting or browse the museum displaying early cowboy ranching and local movie memorabilia. Tonight, enjoy an exclusive Farewell Dinner where your host welcomes you at a sand beach along the Colorado River, with the fading sunlight framing towering red sandstone cliffs above. (FB FD) DAY 9 MOAB – DEPART GRAND JUNCTION This morning, say goodbye to your newfound friends and travel to Grand Junction where your journey comes to an end. Take a complimentary transfer to the airport or to the hotel for guests extending their stay. Please do not schedule flights before 1 p.m. (FB) 9 Days from: R17595 per person twin share Ref: DCYN Starts Las Vegas Price per Person Ends Single Grand Twin Supp. Junction Share Option Starts Las Vegas Price per Person Ends Single Grand Twin Supp. Junction Share Option Thu 6 Jun Thu 20 Jun Fri 14 Jun 17595 5770 Fri 28 Jun 17595 5770 Thu 8 Aug Thu 22 Aug Fri 16 Aug 17595 5770 Fri 30 Aug 17595 5770 Thu 4 Jul Thu 25 Jul Fri 12 Jul Fri 2 Aug Thu 5 Sep Thu 19 Sep Fri 13 Sep 17595 5770 Fri 27 Sep 17595 5770 17595 5770 17595 5770 GREAT SAVINGS 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to R880 p.p. Young Traveller Discount R1760 Triple Room Reduction R1760 Quad Room Reduction R2639 For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14–15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 53. Please visit our website or contact your Travel Agent for details of our great Early Payment Discounts. All prices are per person, twin share. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. KP = Kick Off Party FB = Full Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast HL = Highlight Lunch L = Lunch D = Dinner HD = Highlight Dinner BD = Buffet Dinner BG = Be My Guest FD = Farewell Dinner FAMILY EXPERIENCES – THE AMERICAS DAY 7 MOAB – ARCHES NATIONAL PARK – CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK In magnificent Arches National Park, the wind and rain have eroded the sandstone into more than 2,000 natural arches; wander through a kaleidoscope of geologic time as you watch the morning light play upon the ancient, multi-coloured stone. Discover the destinations Canyonlands National Park has to offer. From scenic overlooks at the Island in the Sky, to the remote canyons of the Maze, to the thunderous rapids of Cataract Canyon, a lifetime of exploration awaits. Explore the shops and outfitters in Moab before returning to your lodge overlooking the river. If you’re feeling adventurous this evening, take an optional jetboat ride along the Colorado River with dinner included. (FB) HUMMER RIDE IN MOAB 37 ROCKIES THRILLS & GLACIER CHILLS WITH OPTIONAL CALGARY STAMPEDE 8 Days from R19175 Banff National Park INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • j Local Expert Learn about moose, bear and beavers at a Wildlife Presentation in Jasper n Enjoy a discussion with one of the athletes in training at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. DAY 1 ARRIVE VANCOUVER E Get ready for a thrilling adventure with your family and friends in the eye-popping Coast Mountains and Canadian Rockies, combining spectacular natural wonders with river rafting, canoeing, hiking and more. Check into your hotel and get settled. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow adventurers for a festive Kick-off Party. (KP) Hotel: Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel (SF) SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS DAY 2 VANCOUVER – SEA-TO-SKY HIGHWAY – WHISTLER F Start your morning with a brief city tour of vibrant Vancouver including Gastown, Chinatown and Stanley Park. Then, travel the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler, stopping to visit the Britannia Mine Museum. Here, descend by train into the depths of this historic mining tunnel and try your luck panning for gold. Arrive in Whistler and stop in at the Sports Museum and learn about some of the athletic history of this city that hosted the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. This afternoon, choose from two options: head out on a guided two-hour bike tour through this popular summer outdoors mecca, or visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre to learn about two distinctly different First Nations of British Columbia. Then, hold your breath when you look more than 395 metres (1,300 feet) straight down from the world’s highest and longest gondola ride, the Peak 2 Peak Alpine Experience between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. This evening, stroll around Whistler Village and enjoy a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant. (FB HD) Hotel: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa (SF) • Vancouver Tour this vibrant waterfront city including Stanley Park. • Sea-To-Sky Highway Travel this scenic highway from the coast to Whistler. • Britannia Mine Museum Explore a historic mining tunnel and pan for gold. • Whistler Visit the BC Aboriginal Culture Centre or take a guided bike ride. • Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains Ride a gondola between the peaks of North America’s largest ski area. • Cache Creek Experience frontier hospitality at historic Hat Creek Ranch. • Athabasca River Have a ball on a white-water rafting excursion or gentle float trip. • Jasper National Park Spend two nights inside this UNESCO World Heritage Site. • Icefields Parkway Be astounded by the icefields, glaciers and emerald lakes along this spectacular highway. • Athabasca Glacier Explore on the glacier in a specially designed Ice Explorer. • Peyto Lake Gaze in awe at this incredible turquoise jewel of the Rockies. • Lake Louise Walk, photograph or simply enjoy this emerald lake. • Banff National Park Sightsee inside Canada’s oldest National Park. • Banff Explore the scenic surroundings of this quaint alpine town. DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 7 full breakfasts • 4 evening meals: E Kick-off Party with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Vancouver n 1 three-course dinner n F Highlight Dinner with drinks in Whistler Village n F Farewell Dinner pizza and bowling night with drinks in Banff FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • See page 5 for all included highlights • 7 nights First Class accommodation • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8 • Just 4 Kids Surprise Pack • L Complimentary keepsake photo • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing 38 ITINERARY DAY 3 WHISTLER – CACHE CREEK – KAMLOOPS Leave Whistler and the Coast Mountains and step back in time with a visit to historic Hat Creek Ranch. Interpreters in period clothing bring alive the fascinating tales of this 1860s roadhouse, which catered to miners and wagon trains. Stroll through the apple orchard, view the antique farming equipment and explore the ranch buildings. Walk along beautiful Hat Creek to the native village of the Shuswap Nation where members share their captivating culture. Continue to Kamloops and check into your hotel. Tonight, rally your mateys for a fun-filled evening of miniature golf. (FB) Hotel: The Thompson Hotel (F) DAY 4 KAMLOOPS – JASPER (2 NIGHTS) j Travel into the majestic Rocky Mountains, via the scenic Yellowhead Highway. Stop for a knock-out view of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Upon arriving in Jasper, you and your family will face two thrilling choices—either get splashed on a rip-roaring white water rafting adventure on the mighty Athabasca River or take a gentle float trip on calmer waters. Whichever you choose, you’ll marvel at the magnificent landscapes of Jasper National Park. After dinner, enjoy a fun presentation on the park’s wildlife with a Local Expert. (FB D) Hotel: Chateau Jasper (SF) DAY 5 JASPER NATIONAL PARK FREE TIME Spend today rockin’ the Rockies as you like, or choose from optional outdoor activities. Ask your family members for a quick vote on whether to = Overnight stays British Columbia Rocky Mountains Cache Creek Whistler 1 VA NC STA OU RT VE R take a scenic cruise on the pristine Maligne Lake or if they want to don their hiking boots for a guided alpine walk for “oohing and aahing” beneath the splendour of Mount Edith Cavell. (FB) 1 See to Sky Highway Vancouver DAY 1 TO DAY 7 These days will operate as shown on Rockies Thrills & Glacier Chills Days 1-7. DAY 8 CALGARY STAMPEDE Depart Banff this morning and you’re off to the Calgary Stampede, the “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” Your all-day tickets include reserved seating at rodeo events and admission to the Stampede Park. Tonight, watch the Stampede’s amazing Chuckwagon Races. End the day with the Grandstand Show musical extravaganza and fireworks! (FB) Hotel: Delta Bow Valley (SF) DAY 9 DEPART CALGARY Take a complimentary transfer to Calgary International Airport. (FB) Banff 2 Banff National Park END CALG A RY Calgary 1 Calgary 9-day option with Calgary Stampede BLACKCOMB MOUNTAIN 8 Days from: R19175 per person twin share Ref: DRMF Price per Person Starts Vancouver Rockies Thrills & Glacier Chills with Calgary Stampede Yeehah! Hightail it down to the world’s largest rodeo and cheer on the world’s best rodeo athletes showing off their best cowboy skills and check out the awesome live bands, great barbecue, amazing exhibits and fabulous fireworks. Columbia Icefield Icefields Parkway Lake Louise DAY 7 BANFF SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME F Strike out on your own this morning with an optional helicopter flight over Mount Assiniboine. Then, get going with one Rocky Mountain high after another. View beautiful Bow Falls, majestic Tunnel Mountain Drive, Surprise Corner and Sulphur Mountain. Play a game of “What creature do you see?” as you spot the whimsical hoodoos overlooking Bow Valley. This afternoon, you can opt to put on your boots and bandanas for some spectacular horseback riding, following the trail along the Bow River and hanging on to your hat at the Windy Knoll Viewpoint. Tonight, join the gang at a Farewell Dinner pizza night with a rousing game of bowling celebrating this high-scoring family experience. (FB FD) Reference: DSRF Jasper National Park Athabasca Glacier 1 Kamloops DAY 6 JASPER – ICEFIELDS PARKWAY – LAKE LOUISE – BANFF (2 NIGHTS) Now that you’ve done some thrillin’, time to start the chillin’ as you travel along the stunning Icefields Parkway and the amazing Columbia Icefield, the largest reservoir of ice and snow in the Rocky Mountains. Ride out on the massive Athabasca Glacier ice sheet aboard a specially designed Ice Explorer and learn amazing facts about glaciers and their impact on the environment. Travel on to Banff National Park for another peak experience. As you step out at Bow Summit, the highest point on the Columbia Icefield, marvel at the turquoise colour of glacier-fed Peyto Lake below. Travel on to the ultimate postcard-setting, Lake Louise, where you can do some chillin’ on your own—maybe paddle your own canoe across the emerald clear waters or take a leisurely hike along the shore. Tonight, settle into the welcoming mountain community of Banff. (FB) Hotel: Banff Park Lodge (F) DAY 8 BANFF – DEPART CALGARY j Descend from the glorious Canadian Rockies and stop at Calgary’s Canada Olympic Park, site of the 1988 Winter Olympics. Enjoy a discussion with a Local Expert, one of the young athletes in training, and browse the Olympic Hall of Fame and Museum. Take a complimentary transfer to Calgary International Airport or to the hotel in Calgary if you are extending your stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 3 p.m. (FB) 2 W Ends Calgary Single Supp. Twin Share Option Sat 15 Jun Sat 22 Jun Sat 22 Jun 19175 6295 Sat 29 Jun 19175 6295 Sat 6 Jul Sat 20 Jul Sun 14 Jul Sat 27 Jul 22195 7565 19175 6295 Price per Person Starts Vancouver Ends Calgary Single Twin Supp. Share Option Sat 3 Aug Sat 17 Aug Sat 24 Aug Sat 10 Aug 19175 6295 Sat 24 Aug 19175 6295 Sat 31 Aug 19175 6295 Sat 21 Sep Sat 28 Sep 19175 6295 GREAT SAVINGS 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to R959 p.p. Young Traveller Discount R1918 Triple Room Reduction R1726 Quad Room Reduction R2685 For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14–15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 53. Please visit our website or contact your Travel Agent for details of our great Early Payment Discounts. All prices are per person, twin share. W Rockies Thrills & Glacier Chills with Calgary Stampede (DSRF). This departure features one night in Calgary at the Delta Bow Valley with entry to the Calgary Stampede. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. KP = Kick Off Party FB = Full Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast HL = Highlight Lunch L = Lunch D = Dinner HD = Highlight Dinner BD = Buffet Dinner BG = Be My Guest FD = Farewell Dinner FAMILY EXPERIENCES – THE AMERICAS THE CALGARY STAMPEDE Alberta Jasper 39 CALIFORNIA, DREAMIN 8 Dfraomys R17975 Yosemite National Park INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • j Local Expert Learn about the park’s famous black bears at a presentation in Yosemite National Park. • I Local Speciality Visit a fortune cookie factory in San Francisco. SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • San Francisco Explore the city; visit the California Academy of Sciences. • Gold Country Learn about California’s Gold Rush and pan for gold. • Lake Tahoe Ride the Lake Tahoe Gondola for the best views of the lake. • Mono Lake Experience breathtaking vistas and learn from an expert naturalist about this otherworldly lake and natural wonderland. • Yosemite National Park View and learn about the park’s stunning waterfalls and monoliths with a Park Ranger aboard a private open-air tram; spend two nights soaking up the park’s wildlife and scenery. • Salinas Valley Join an agricultural education tour to learn about fruit and vegetable production and advanced farming techniques. • 17-Mile Drive Admire the spectacular coastal scenery as you journey along this famous scenic road. • Carmel Discover this California coast jewel, a top-ten destination in the USA. • Monterey Join an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Monterey Bay Aquarium; go kayaking or explore by bicycle; enjoy a Classic California Beach Party. • Roaring Camp Ride aboard a historic steam train and admire the giant California Redwood trees. DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 7 full breakfasts • 4 evening meals: E Kick-off Party with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in San Francisco n F Chinese Banquet Highlight Dinner with drinks in San Francisco n F Barbecue Highlight Dinner with drinks in Yosemite n F Beach Party Farewell Dinner with drinks in Monterey FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS 40 • See page 5 for all included highlights • 7 nights First Class accommodation • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8 • Just 4 Kids Surprise Pack • L Complimentary keepsake photo • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing ITINERARY DAY 1 ARRIVE SAN FRANCISCO (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to the City by the Bay! Take your complimentary transfer to the hotel, perfectly situated right on the Embarcadero waterfront. Gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow adventure-seekers for a Kick-off Party at 6 p.m. (KP) Hotel: Hyatt Regency San Francisco (MD) DAY 2 SAN FRANCISCO SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME F I Let’s see if you’ll leave your heart in this great city! See the many city sights, including Pier 39’s sea lions, known as the “Sea Lebrities,” the “Painted Ladies” of Alamo Square and so much more! One of the most exciting spots in town is the California Academy of Sciences—an aquarium, a planetarium and a natural history museum all rolled into one. You’ll be among the 40,000 creatures that creep, crawl, fly, slither, waddle and swim in this one-of-a-kind museum. Dinner this evening is a delicious chinese banquet Highlight Dinner in Chinatown. But first, explore the many alleys and stop by the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory. You’re in luck—these famous Local Specialities, fortune cookies, are as fresh as they come! (FB HD) DAY 3 SAN FRANCISCO – GOLD COUNTRY – LAKE TAHOE Head toward Sacramento and the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. This is where gold was found in 1848, spurring the legendary Gold Rush. Learn golden nuggets of knowledge as you visit a replica of the mill and see if you can strike it rich panning for gold! Later, continue to Lake Tahoe, where you’ll be treated to heavenly views from the Lake Tahoe Gondola. Save some pixels on that camera, because coming up is the 2,781-metre high observation platform on The Deck. (FB) Hotel: Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe Hotel & Ski Resort (SF) DAY 4 LAKE TAHOE – MONO LAKE – YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS) j Now it’s time to venture to another planet—or at least a place that looks like another planet. Between one and three million years old, Mono Lake seems to come from another place, thanks to its odd-looking limestone formations called “tufa towers.” Learn about the lake’s history at the Mono Lake Visitor Centre and get interesting accounts about its history, geology and rich birdlife from an expert naturalist. Next, travel over the Tioga Pass (weather permitting) to Yosemite National Park. Gather ‘round a Local Expert and learn about the park’s famous black bears and why you better not leave out any picnic baskets. (FB) Hotel: Yosemite View Lodge (MF) DAY 5 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME F A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Yosemite National Park is awesome! You and your wide-eyed compadres will be introduced to Yosemite Valley’s most famous icons as you ride aboard a private open-air tram while a Park Ranger gives you the scoop on the park’s history, geology, and plant and animal life. Be sure to take the easy hike to the Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in the United States. This afternoon is free to pursue your own interests! You might want to take a bike ride on 19 kilometres (12 miles) of paved trail, rent a raft for a float down the SEA OTTERS AT THE MONTEREY AQUARIUM = Overnight stays D START & EN SAN O FRANCISC Marshall Gold Discovery SHP Tahoe National Forest 1 Lake Tahoe Tiago Pass Mono Lake 2 Yosemite San Francisco 2 National Park rra Sie San Joaquin Valley da va Ne Roaring Camp M ain nt ou Salinas Valley 17 Mile Drive Merced River or attend one of the many ranger presentations offered daily. Your Travel Director will be on hand to help you plan your day! This evening, after a yummy barbecue Highlight Dinner, enjoy gooey s’mores around the campfire. (FB HD) DAY 6 YOSEMITE – SALINAS VALLEY – CARMEL – MONTEREY (2 NIGHTS) Head west today into Salinas Valley, also known as the “Salad Bowl of the World,” where you join an agricultural education tour to discover what makes Monterey County the number one vegetable growing region in the world. Later, when approaching the breathtaking California coast, look out for the Lone Cypress Tree along 17-Mile Drive, a stunning coastline rich in marine life and beautiful mansions. Drive along the top-ranked Pebble Beach Golf Links and wonder how anyone can focus on their swing with such amazing views to distract them! Spend some free time exploring the village of Carmel, where quaint cottages look like they’ve been plucked from the pages of a storybook. Travel on to Monterey, where John Steinbeck’s life and work come to life at Cannery Row and Fisherman’s Wharf. (FB) Hotel: The Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay (SF) DAY 7 MONTEREY SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME F There’s something special in store for you today—a private behind-the-scenes look at the Monterey Bay Aquarium! Before the aquarium even opens, this exciting tour gives you a chance to interact with staff and see the marine life in a whole new way. Afterward, enjoy free time to take in the aquarium’s various exhibits at your own pace. Discover the Giant Octopus which, in the open ocean, can grow up to 9 metres (30 feet) long and weigh nearly 272 kilograms (600 pounds); the Kelp Forest, one of the tallest aquarium exhibits in the world; the stunning one-million gallon Outer Bay, home to giant tunas, sharks and turtles; or maybe explore the ocean at Splash Zone, where you can dive into a kelp forest and see sharks and penguins. Later, you have a choice of included activities—you might take a kayak for a paddle on Monterey Bay or hop on a bicycle and pedal from Cannery Row to the Pacific Grove Lighthouse! Tonight, gather up the gang and head to the beach for a classic Beach Party Farewell Dinner complete with grass huts, tiki torches and a roaring bonfire. Enjoy a scrumptious barbecue and ice cream sundae bar, followed by delectable s’mores and games of beach volleyball and bocce! (FB FD) California Carmel DAY 8 MONTEREY – ROARING CAMP – DEPART SAN FRANCISCO Heading inland towards the Santa Cruz mountains, arrive at Roaring Camp, the coolest train depot this side of the Mississippi. Here you’ll ride into the past aboard an authentic narrow-gauge steam train that’ll take you over trestles and through towering California Redwood groves. Along the way, conductors narrate the history of the railroad and surrounding giants of the forest. As the train hisses to a stop, it’ll be time to disembark into the 21st century and conclude your amazing California adventure. A complimentary transfer will take you to San Francisco International Airport and, for guests extending their stay, back to the hotel in San Francisco. Please do not schedule any flights before 4:30 p.m. (FB) 8 Days from: R17975 per person twin share Ref: DANF Starts San Francisco Price per Person Ends Single San Twin Supp. Francisco Share Option Fri 21 Jun Fri 28 Jun 17975 6060 Starts San Francisco Price per Person Ends Single San Twin Supp. Francisco Share Option Fri 2 Aug Fri 16 Aug Fri 23 Aug Fri 9 Aug 19395 7490 Fri 23 Aug 19395 7490 Fri 30 Aug 19395 7490 Fri 5 Jul Fri 12 Jul 17975 6060 Fri 12 Jul Fri 19 Jul GREAT 19395 7490SAVINGS Fri 19 Jul Fri 26 Jul 19395 7490 Fri 6 Sep Fri 26 Jul Fri 2 Aug 19395 7490 Fri 20 Sep 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to Fri 13 Sep 19395 7490 Fri 27 Sep 19395 7490 R899 p.p. Young Traveller Discount R1798 Triple Room Reduction R1798 Quad Room Reduction R2696 For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14–15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 53. Please visit our website or contact your Travel Agent for details of our great Early Payment Discounts. All prices are per person, twin share. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. KP = Kick Off Party FB = Full Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast HL = Highlight Lunch L = Lunch D = Dinner HD = Highlight Dinner BD = Buffet Dinner BG = Be My Guest FD = Farewell Dinner FAMILY EXPERIENCES – THE AMERICAS PANNING FOR GOLD s Monterey 2 41 TRAILS OF LIBERTY 8 Days from R16295 Williamsburg, Virginia INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Washington, D.C. and Gettysburg. • I Local Speciality Make your own customized chocolate bar at Hershey’s Chocolate World. DAY 1 ARRIVE WASHINGTON, D.C. (2 NIGHTS) E Ghosts and heroes, ammunition and battle strategies, chocolate-making and barbecue—you’re sure to have a blast as history comes alive on this patriotic adventure! Check into your hotel and then set out on your own to explore the nation’s capital. At 6 p.m. gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Kick-off Party. (KP) Hotel: Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel (SF) SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS DAY 2 WASHINGTON, D.C. SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME 5 Join a Local Guide for a tour of the capital and all its famous landmarks. View the Washington Monument, the National Mall, the Capitol and the White House. You’ll be awed as you walk right up to the Lincoln Memorial and World War II Memorial. Visit Arlington National Cemetery and hear all about the final resting place of the nation’s heroes. You get the rest of the afternoon to explore wherever you want. Maybe visit one of the world’s greatest museums—the Smithsonian Institution; check out the space vehicles at the National Air and Space Museum or look up at the bellies of the gigantic dinosaurs at the Museum of Natural History, just for starters. Tonight, enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant. (FB D) • Washington, D.C. Explore the capital city’s landmarks and memorials. • Arlington National Cemetery Learn about the final resting place of the nation’s heroes. • Philadelphia Tour Independence National Historic Park, home to the Liberty Bell, the National Constitution Center and Independence Hall. • Lancaster County Travel through Amish Country by horse-drawn wagon. • Hershey Visit Chocolate World and make your own chocolate bar. • Gettysburg National Military Park Visit the new Civil War exhibits and learn about the famous battle and Lincoln’s speech. • Shenandoah National Park Walk, roast marshmallows and listen to stories around a bonfire. • Charlottesville Learn about 18th century tavern life at historic Michie Tavern. • Williamsburg Explore the early Colonial capital; listen to ghostly legends from a storyteller on a candlelight nighttime tour. • Jamestown Visit the first permanent English settlement on the continent and step aboard a replica of one of the ships that sailed from England. • Mount Vernon Discover the plantation home of George and Martha Washington, America’s first presidential family. DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 7 full breakfasts • 2 lunches • 5 evening meals: E Kick-off Party with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Washington, D.C. n 2 dinners n F Historical Highlight Dinner with drinks in Gettysburg n F Farewell Dinner with drinks in Williamsburg FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • See page 5 for all included highlights • 7 nights First Class accommodation • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8 • Just 4 Kids Surprise Pack • L Complimentary keepsake photo • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing 42 ITINERARY DAY 3 WASHINGTON, D.C. – PHILADELPHIA Follow in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin, the great inventor and statesman, as you travel to Philadelphia. Stop at the Reading Terminal Market, an old train shed opened in 1892 that now houses a huge marketplace and food stands serving up yummy local delights. With so many choices, you may need a while to decide which treats you want to try—maybe dig into an authentic Philly Cheesesteak or a piping hot Pennsylvania Dutch apple dumpling. Continue on to the Independence National Historic Park and visit the National Constitution Center. Ever wonder why the Liberty Bell cracked? You’ll find out when you visit the giant bell on display in its own pavilion. View Independence Hall where Franklin and the other founding fathers started the country’s favourite national holiday with the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore the friendly “City of Brotherly Love.” (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Philadelphia - Historic District (F) DAY 4 PHILADELPHIA – AMISH COUNTRY – HERSHEY – GETTYSBURG I F Set out this morning for the rolling countryside of Lancaster County. You’ll have a whole new idea of life without technology as you ride back in time aboard a horse-drawn wagon and learn about the traditional lifestyle of the Amish. Then, be treated to an Amish family-style lunch. Travel on to yet another world—Hershey’s Chocolate World that is— where you’ll learn the chocolate making process and everyone will get to try their hand at this Local Speciality and make their own customized chocolate candy bars! Tonight, remember Abraham Lincoln as you settle into historic Gettysburg. Enjoy a historical Highlight Dinner at the “most haunted” 19th century Farnsworth House Inn with a special guest. (FB L HD) Hotel: Wyndham Gettysburg (F) JAMESTOWN, VIRGINIA = Overnight stays Pennsylvania Hershey Gettysburg Lancaster County 1 1 Philadelphia Maryland START & END ON, DC WASHINGT 2 Washington, DC Mount Vernon 1 Shenandoah National Park Charlottesville Virginia DAY 5 GETTYSBURG – SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK 5 “Four score and seven years ago,” Gettysburg was one of the most important battlegrounds in the Civil War where President Lincoln gave his remarkable Gettysburg Address. Tour the battlefield with a Local Guide and be amazed by the greatest collection of Civil War relics at the $135 million Gettysburg National Military Park Museum. Then, leave the war behind and travel into the peaceful mountains to Shenandoah National Park. Walk with a guide who will teach you about the history, wildlife and native plants in the park. After a hearty barbecue dinner, settle in around a crackling bonfire and listen to a local storyteller bring the legends of Shenandoah to life. Then, challenge your fellow travellers in a contest to see who can toast the ultimate golden marshmallow for the best s’more ever. (FB D) Hotel: Skyland Resort (NP) DAY 6 SHENANDOAH – CHARLOTTESVILLE – WILLIAMSBURG (2 NIGHTS) Oh Shenandoah…Too bad we have to say farewell so soon. Roll on down picturesque Skyline Drive as you head on over to Charlottesville for a Southern lunch at historic Michie Tavern and get a peek of 18th century tavern life. Continue on to Williamsburg, the early Colonial capital. This evening, don’t be spooked when you walk by candlelight with a storyteller narrating the ghostly legends of the “Hauntings of Williamsburg.” (FB L) Hotel: The Williamsburg Hotel (F) DAY 7 JAMESTOWN & COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG SIGHTSEEING F Hear ye, Hear ye! Get up and get going to visit Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America. With the insight of your guide, you’ll find out how rough life was for the early colonists when they came to America in 1607. History comes alive as you meet costumed characters and walk through the life-size re-creations of the colonists’ crude fort, explore the mock-up Native American Powhatan village and climb aboard a replica of one of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia. Then, fast forward to the 18th century to spend the rest of the day in Colonial Williamsburg, Britain’s largest colony in the New World from 1699 to 1780. Get in the spirit along Gloucester Street where townspeople in character go about their daily lives in faithfully restored shops, taverns and homes. Tonight, feast on a Farewell Dinner with your newfound friends. (FB FD) 2 Williamsburg DAY 8 WILLIAMSBURG – MOUNT VERNON – DEPART WASHINGTON, D.C. Be assured that George Washington really did sleep here with this morning’s visit to Mount Vernon, the home and final resting place of George Washington. Kids, search for clues to solve the nine different puzzles with the special map you will receive as you tour the mansion and gardens, walk along the forest trail and meet the farm animals. Return to Washington, D.C. where your journey ends with a complimentary transfer to the airport or to the hotel in Washington, D.C. for passengers extending their stay. Please do not schedule flights before 6 p.m. from Ronald Reagan National Airport or 7 p.m. from Dulles International Airport. (FB) 8 Days from: R16295 per person twin share Ref: DTLF Price per Person Starts Ends Single Washington, Washington, Twin Supp. D.C. D.C Share Option Sat 1 Jun Sat 15 Jun Sat 22 Jun Sat 29 Jun Sat 8 Jun Sat 22 Jun Sat 29 Jun Sat 6 Jul 16295 16295 16295 16295 4320 4320 4320 4320 Sat 13 Jul Sat 20 Jul 16295 4320 Price per Person Starts Ends Single Washington, Washington, Twin Supp. D.C. D.C Share Option Sat 10 Aug Sat 24 Aug Sat 17 Aug 16295 4320 Sat 31 Aug 16295 4320 Sat 14 Sep Sat 21 Sep Sat 21 Sep 16295 4320 Sat 28 Sep 16295 4320 GREAT SAVINGS 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to R815 p.p. Young Traveller Discount R1630 Triple Room Reduction R1467 Quad Room Reduction R2281 For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14–15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 53. Please visit our website or contact your Travel Agent for details of our great Early Payment Discounts. All prices are per person, twin share. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. KP = Kick Off Party FB = Full Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast HL = Highlight Lunch L = Lunch D = Dinner HD = Highlight Dinner BD = Buffet Dinner BG = Be My Guest FD = Farewell Dinner FAMILY EXPERIENCES – THE AMERICAS LIBERTY BELL Jamestown 43 ADVENTURES IN THE WILD NORTHWEST 10 Days5 from R2187 Hoh Rainforest, Washington INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Relish a Be My Guest dinner overlooking an artisan glass studio in Portland and try your hand at crafting melted glass. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Tour the Tillamook Creamery where you’ll be treated to a scrumptious ice cream cone. • j Local Expert Enjoy a naturalist presentation in Garberville. SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • San Francisco Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge with your Travel Director. • Richardson Grove Join your Travel Director for a walk through the amazing coastal redwoods. • Avenue of the Giants Drive through this living museum of stunning trees. • Eureka Admire some of the nation’s finest historic Victorian homes. • Redwood National Park Marvel at the redwood trees in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. • Gold Beach Board a jet boat for a thrilling exploration of the Rogue River. • Oregon Dunes Explore sand dunes on a fun dune buggy ride. • Heceta Head View this famous lighthouse located in a spectacular setting. • Newport Visit the renowned Oregon Coast Aquarium. • Yaquina Head Explore the shoreline’s tidepools and search for marine life. • Portland See the city’s highlights and International Rose Test Garden; explore the historic Alphabet District and NW 23rd Avenue, and taste culinary treasures. • Mount St. Helens Stop at the Visitor Center and learn about this volcano. • Olympic National Park Explore the Hoh Rainforest and view Lake Crescent. • Puget Sound Enjoy superb views while cruising this waterway. • Seattle See the city’s sights and take a trip up the Space Needle. DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 9 full breakfasts • 1 lunch: Food tour tasting lunch in Portland • 6 evening meals: E Kick-off Party with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in San Francisco n 3 three-course dinners n B Be My Guest Dinner in Portland with wine n F Farewell Dinner with drinks in Seattle FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • See page 5 for all included highlights • 9 nights First Class accommodation • Airport Transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 10 • Just 4 Kids Surprise Pack • L Complimentary keepsake photo • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing 44 ITINERARY DAY 1 ARRIVE SAN FRANCISCO E Welcome to San Francisco! After checking in at your hotel, enjoy a real San Francisco treat and dive into exploring on your own at nearby Pier 39, the famed marketplace filled with shops, attractions and street performers angling for oohs, aahs and cheers from the crowd. Be sure to visit the ‘Sea Lebrities’, the pier’s resident sea lion population. At 6 p.m., get together at the hotel with your fellow adventurers and Travel Director at a festive Kick-off Party. (KP) Hotel: Hyatt Regency San Francisco (MD) DAY 2 SAN FRANCISCO – RICHARDSON GROVE STATE PARK – GARBERVILLE j What better way to get a taste of San Francisco than by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks. If you and the family are up for a walk, grab your cameras and join your Travel Director for a stroll across this impressive feat of engineering. Learn all about the bridge and why it’s not painted gold—despite its name! Then, travel through the rolling hills of California’s Wine Country and stop at Richardson Grove State Park for your first encounter with the giants of the forest, the mighty redwoods. Follow trails that meander among these towering redwoods and amaze your friends with photos of yourself alongside these immense trees. This evening, hear about the coastal redwoods and the ecology of the Pacific Northwest from a Local Expert. (FB D) Hotel: Benbow Inn (SF) DAY 3 GARBERVILLE – REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK – GOLD BEACH This morning, view one of the most written about, and photographed Victorian houses in California, the Carson Mansion. Then get in touch with your inner green spirit as you travel along the Avenue of the Giants, one of America’s most spectacular roads and best display of giant California redwoods. Step back in time in Eureka, a quaint 19th-century Victorian town built during the height of the region’s logging boom. Next, drive through Northern California’s Redwood National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with trees more than 1,000 years old and over 90 metres (300 feet) tall. Anticipation mounts as you cross into Oregon and step aboard a highspeed jet boat for a ride on the Rogue River. This Congress-designated “National Wild and Scenic River” tumbles and roars from high in the Cascade Range to the shores of the Pacific and is home to tons of native wildlife. Keep an eye out for black bear, river otter, black-tail deer, bald eagles, great blue heron and Canada geese, all commonly seen along the river! (FB) Hotel: Jot’s Resort (F) DAY 4 GOLD BEACH – OREGON DUNES – GLENEDEN BEACH (2 NIGHTS) Gear up for the trip to Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, a natural wonder of endless shifting sand, unique tree islands and lots of interesting creatures. Hop in a dune buggy for an exhilarating ride up and down these expansive tracts of sand. Then stop at Heceta Head overlook and see the view of a beautiful 19th-century lighthouse that casts its beam some say 33 kilometres (21 miles) out to sea, before continuing north to Gleneden Beach. (FB D) Hotel: Salishan Spa & Golf Resort (Deluxe) DAY 5 NEWPORT SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Kick off your shoes, roll up your pants and wade in the Yaquina Head tide pools for a captivating search for hermit crabs, sea urchins, anemones, sea END SEATTLE Kalaloch 1 Ferry = Overnight stays 1 Seattle Olympic National Park Mount St. Helens Washington CRUISING THE OREGON DUNES IN A BUGGY WAS 2 Portland Tillamook 2 Gleneden Beach AMAZING! Newport Oregon Oregon Dunes 1 Rogue River Gold Beach Redwood National Park Eureka California 1 Garberville Richardson Grove State Park T AR N ST SA O C IS NC A FR HECETA HEAD, OREGON COAST DAY 6 GLENEDEN BEACH – TILLAMOOK – PORTLAND (2 NIGHTS) I B Better get moo-ving, because you’re travelling to Tillamook, a city synonymous with the dairy industry. Get the scoop about this Local Speciality during a tour of the Tillamook Creamery and learn about dairy cows. Then you’ll be treated to a fresh waffle cone filled high with your choice from 35 delicious flavours of Tillamook Ice Cream. Next, journey to Portland, where you’ll enjoy an orientation city tour, complete with a stop at the International Rose Test Garden. This evening, walk through the art of glass blowing. This experience is the best way to enjoy the excitement of playing with fire and melted glass. Enjoy a Be My Guest dinner, overlooking the workshop, with your host at the factory tonight. (FB BG) Hotel: Portland Marriott City Center (SF) DAY 7 PORTLAND SIGHTSEEING Today you’ll discover some of Oregon’s most beautiful scenery along the historic Columbia River Highway. Stop at Crown Point and the Vista House for panoramic views of the river from 223 metres (733 feet) above. Vista House’s octagonal building with its copper dome is home to an interpretive display of historic and geologic points of interest in the Gorge. Onward to Multnomah Falls, the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States, and Oregon’s tallest! Stop at Bonneville Dam to view this historic dam and lock. Also learn about a fish ladder designed to allow salmon to navigate the Columbia River during spawning. Return to Portland for a progressive food tasting tour lunch with the rest of the afternoon on your own. (FB L) DAY 8 PORTLAND – OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK Today you’ll visit the award-winning Mount St. Helens Visitor’s Center, dedicated to the active Ring-of-Fire volcano that erupted in 1980. Learn about the legendary blast—an eruption so colossal that it spewed ash into 11 states—as you watch a reenactment of the event and experience interactive exhibits such as a step-in volcano model and working seismograph. After being blown away by Mount St. Helens, venture west to the rugged coast of Olympic National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve, the park contains no fewer than three distinct ecosystems. (FB D) Hotel: Kalaloch Lodge (NP) DAY 9 OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK – SEATTLE F Enter the beautiful Hoh Rainforest, one of the world’s few (as well as the largest) temperate rainforests and trek to the eerie “Hall of Mosses” with trees and branches dripping with moss. Then make a stop at dazzling Lake Crescent before leaving Olympic National Park. Sensational views of the Seattle skyline unfold before you as you make your way by ferry across Puget Sound into the Emerald City. Once ashore in this hip and vibrant 1 San Francisco town, stop at the historic Pike Place Market, the nation’s oldest farmers market, where the fish fly low—from one fishmonger’s hands to the next! No visit to Seattle would be complete without making the trip to the top of the Space Needle, the iconic landmark of the great Pacific Northwest. This evening, kick up your heels at a fun-filled Farewell Dinner—here’s to your exciting Northwest adventures and newfound friends! (FB FD) Hotel: Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue (SF) DAY 10 DEPART SEATTLE Time to bid farewell to your fellow adventurers and take your complimentary transfer to Seattle International Airport. (FB) 10 Days from: R21875 per person twin share Ref: DPNA Price per Person Starts San Francisco Price per Person Single Supp. Starts San Francisco Ends Seattle Single Twin Supp. Share Option Sun 12 May Tue 21 May 21875 6980 Sun 26 May Tue 4 Jun 22175 7270 Sun 28 Jul Tue 6 Aug 23395 8500 Ends Seattle Twin Share Option Sun 2 Jun Sun 9 Jun Sun 23 Jun Tue 11 Jun 22175 7270 Tue 18 Jun 22175 7270 Tue 2 Jul 22175 7270 Sun 7 Jul Sun 14 Jul Tue 16 Jul Tue 23 Jul 22575 7780 23395 8500 Sun 11 Aug Tue 20 Aug 23395 8500 Sun 25 Aug Tue 3 Sep 23395 8500 Sun 1 Sep Sun 15 Sep Sun 22 Sep Sun 29 Sep Tue 10 Sep Tue 24 Sep Tue 1 Oct Tue 8 Oct 23025 23025 23025 22725 8130 8130 8130 7840 GREAT SAVINGS 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to R1129 p.p. Young Traveller Discount R2258 Triple Room Reduction R1996 Quad Room Reduction R3105 For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14–15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 53. Please visit our website or contact your Travel Agent for details of our great Early Payment Discounts. All prices are per person, twin share. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. KP = Kick Off Party FB = Full Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast HL = Highlight Lunch L = Lunch D = Dinner HD = Highlight Dinner BD = Buffet Dinner BG = Be My Guest FD = Farewell Dinner FAMILY EXPERIENCES – THE AMERICAS stars and even the occasional octopus! Your next look at sea life is even cooler, because you’re headed to the Oregon Coast Aquarium—named one of America’s “Most Awesome Aquariums” by Forbes magazine. Come face-to-face with sharks and bat rays in Passages of the Deep—an acrylic walk-through tunnel surrounded by water. With your free time this afternoon, maybe explore Newport’s historic waterfront or join an optional Sea Life Cruise; keep an eye out for sea life and marine birds as the onboard naturalist tells you all about your surroundings. (FB) 45 DUDE RANCHIN’ YELLOWSTONE & GLACIER ROUNDUP 10 Doamys fr R22175 Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming DINING EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • j Local Expert Take a walk with a naturalist in Yellowstone to learn about the park’s wildlife. n Listen to a tribal elder’s insights into the life of the native tribes on a guided tour of The People’s Center in Pablo. SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Pompey’s Pillar National Monument See Native American petroglyphs and the only physical evidence of the Lewis and Clark expedition. • Cody Visit the Buffalo Bill Historical Centre and take in a rodeo or Cowboy music review in season. • Yellowstone National Park See Old Faithful and Yellowstone Falls; become a Junior Ranger. • West Yellowstone Visit The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center. • 320 Guest Ranch Horseback ride or take a floating or rafting trip on the Gallatin River; fish or hike and enjoy various ranch activities at this pleasant Montana guest ranch. • Bozeman Drop your jaw when you see the world’s largest T-Rex skull at The Museum of the Rockies. • Three Forks See the source of the Missouri River, named by Lewis and Clark. • Gates of the Mountains Take a boat cruise and look for mountain goats along these towering limestone cliffs. • Missoula Learn about the daring work of firefighting smokejumpers at the Smokejumper Visitor Center (seasonal). • Pablo Visit the People’s Center. • Glacier National Park Cruise the Goingto-the-Sun Road aboard the historic Red Buses through Logan Pass, past the Continental Divide. • Coeur d’Alene Explore the beautiful lakefront in this resort town. DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 9 full breakfasts • 1 lunch: Picnic lunch at 320 Guest Ranch • 6 evening meals: E Kick-off Party with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Billings n Buffet dinner in Cody n Pizza dinner in Whitefish n 1 three-course dinner n F Chuckwagon barbeque Highlight Dinner with drinks at 320 Guest Ranch n F Farewell Dinner with drinks in Spokane FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • See page 5 for all included highlights • 9 nights First Class accommodation • Airport Transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 10 • Just 4 Kids Surprise Pack • L Complimentary keepsake photo • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing 46 ITINERARY DAY 1 ARRIVE BILLINGS E Welcome to cowboy country! Get acquainted with your surroundings and relax. At 6 p.m., say howdy to your Travel Director and the rest of your posse at the hotel and join a Kick-off Party for your adventure. (KP) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Billings (F) DAY 2 BILLINGS – CODY Git goin’ and follow in the tracks of Lewis and Clark, the West’s greatest explorers, with a visit to the Pompey’s Pillar National Monument. Named for the son of Sacagawea, Clark’s native guide, this 45 metre (150 foot) butte was inscribed with Clark’s name—the only piece of physical evidence of the explorers’ famed expedition back in 1806. Circle back to Cody, home to the legendary Buffalo Bill Cody, known ‘round the world for his stupendous travelling Wild West Show. Visit the top-notch Buffalo Bill Historical Centre, showcasing not only the life of the great showman, but presenting great exhibits on how the Plains Indians lived and an amazing collection of firearms. Keep your Wild West spirit kickin’ with a buffet dinner at Buffalo Bill’s Old Irma Hotel—actually owned by Buffalo Bill and named for his daughter. There’s more fun to be had tonight when you step out for the Cody Night Rodeo (through Aug.) or to a foot-stompin’ cowboy music review (in Sept.). (FB D) Hotel: The Cody (F) DAY 3 CODY – YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Leave the Big Horn Basin for another big day—you’re off to Yellowstone, America’s first National Park. Look out for herds of bison and grazing elk and listen for the roar of Yellowstone Falls. Stroll the boardwalks and watch for spouting geysers and steaming vents, peer into the turquoise hot springs, and listen to the gurgling boiling mudpots. Keep an eye on your watch for the next nearly-hourly appearance of Old Faithful, shooting up to 40 metres (180 feet) high! Kids, don’t miss signing up for the Yellowstone Junior Ranger Program, where you’ll learn all about the park’s amazing wildlife and its geothermal energy. (FB D) Hotel: National Park Lodges (NP) DAY 4 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – 320 GUEST RANCH (2 NIGHTS) j F Can you tell how to find a bear or what it’s just been eating? Take a walk with a Local Expert and find out all kinds of cool insights about Yellowstone’s wildlife. Keep on the lookout for moose, elk and black bears as you leave the park today, but if you haven’t spotted the elusive grizzly bear or a wolf yet, don’t worry; you’ll see them at your next stop, The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Centre in West Yellowstone. Head on out into Montana’s Big Sky Country and settle in for big fun over the next couple of days at an 1898 homestead-turned guest ranch. Take a wagon ride out to the river for a rib-stickin’ Chuckwagon Highlight Dinner. (FB HD) Hotel: 320 Guest Ranch (MF) DAY 5 320 GUEST RANCH FREE TIME No sleepin’ in today when there are so many fun choices: join a white-water rafting trip or gentle float trip down the Gallatin river; or saddle up and ride with a real-life horse wrangler in the Montana = Overnight stays FTING BLAST RA HADA ABLAST WE WE HAD RAFTING RIVER! E GALLATIN RIVER! ON THGALLATIN ON THE Glacier National Park SPOK END ANE Washington Spokane 1 Montana 2 Whitefish Gates of the Mountains Pablo Coeur d’Alene Missoula 1 T STAR NGS ILLI B Helena Billings Three Forks Bozeman Pompey’s Pillar National Monument 1 320 Guest Ranch 2 West Yellowstone 1 1 Cody Yellowstone National Park Idaho Wyoming = Overnight stays wilderness! Then, after a picnic lunch, the whole rest of the day is up to you. Maybe take a hike along one of the many nature trails at the ranch, learn fly casting at the fish pond, do some fly-fishing right on the river, or perhaps skedaddle out to the ski resort town of Big Sky. (FB L) DAY 6 320 GUEST RANCH – HELENA Head out of the hills and travel through the Valley of the Flowers where the great Native tribes once roamed—as well as the ancient dinosaurs! At The Museum of the Rockies, you’ll be amazed at the gigantic Tyrannosaurus Rex skull—it’s the world’s largest! Get back on the trail of Lewis and Clark, stopping at Missouri Headwaters State Park to see the source of the Missouri River. Then, board a boat to cruise through the towering limestone cliffs of the Gates of the Mountains. Look straight up to spot the Bighorn sheep scrambling up the rocks. Kick back on your own on Last Chance Gulch—main street Helena, the friendly former gold-mining town. (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Helena (F) DAY 7 HELENA – WHITEFISH (2 NIGHTS) j When first hearing about smokejumpers—parachuters that drop out of the sky to fight fires in America’s remote forests and prairies—you might think they’re just made up characters for the movies. But their daring jobs are for real as you’ll see during your visit to the country’s largest smokejumper base and Visitor Centre in Missoula. Get the inside scoop on what it takes for this demanding occupation, including a visit to the Smokejumper Loft and ready room (seasonal). In Pablo, listen to the wisdom of a tribal elder, a Local Expert, and learn about the life of Salish, Pend d’Oreille and Kootenai tribes with a guided tour of The People’s Center. Arrive in the old railroad town of Whitefish. (FB) Hotel: Grouse Mountain Lodge (SF) DAY 8 GLACIER NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING Only 25 glaciers remain in spectacular Glacier National Park, still slowly melting since the last Ice Age and the most fun way to see the amazing lakes and waterfalls left behind is by hopping aboard one of the park’s original renovated red buses. As you “jam” up the Going-to-the-Sun Road, look out for giant white mountain goats and the Continental Divide. Head back to Whitefish to browse its main street shops for that perfect cowboy souvenir; then round up your compadres for a pizza dinner. (FB D) DAY 9 WHITEFISH – SPOKANE F Bid ‘so long’ to Montana as you travel through Flathead country into Idaho. Stretch your legs and explore the resort town at the great lake of Coeur d’ Alene, once a French and Native American trade centre. Cross the border into Washington State. Round up your gang for a special tour and Farewell Dinner at the Steam Plant Grill, a historic steam plant converted to a restaurant. Check out the original boilers and catwalks—you can even get inside the 68 metre tall (225 foot tall) smokestack! (FB FD) Hotel: The Davenport Hotel & Tower (Deluxe) DAY 10 DEPART SPOKANE Wish your partners ‘Happy Trails’ as your great Western round-up ends with a transfer to Spokane Airport. (FB) 10 Days from: R22175 per person twin share Ref: DDRY Price per Person Starts Billings Ends Spokane Single Supp. Twin Share Option Sun 16 Jun Sun 30 Jun Tue 25 Jun 22175 7300 Tue 9 Jul 22175 7300 Sun 7 Jul Sun 21 Jul Tue 16 Jul Tue 30 Jul 22175 7300 22175 7300 Price per Person Starts Billings Ends Spokane Single Twin Supp. Share Option Sun 4 Aug Tue 13 Aug 22175 7300 Sun 18 Aug Tue 27 Aug 22175 7300 Sun 25 Aug Tue 3 Sep 22175 7300 Sun 15 Sep Tue 24 Sep 22175 7300 GREAT SAVINGS 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to R1109 p.p. Young Traveller Discount R2218 Triple Room Reduction R2218 Quad Room Reduction R3326 For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14–15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 53. Please visit our website or contact your Travel Agent for details of our great Early Payment Discounts. All prices are per person, twin share. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. KP = Kick Off Party FB = Full Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast HL = Highlight Lunch L = Lunch D = Dinner HD = Highlight Dinner BD = Buffet Dinner BG = Be My Guest FD = Farewell Dinner FAMILY EXPERIENCES – THE AMERICAS 320 GUEST RANCH, MONTANA 47 MONKEYS, JUNGLES & VOLCANOES 8 Days from R10100 Arenal National Park INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasures Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Snack on a ripe banana at a plantation near Tortuguero. n Visit a Tico family palm plantation. n Refresh yourself by sipping from a freshly cut coconut. • j Local Expert Learn about sea turtles who nest in Tortuguero. SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Braulio Carrillo National Park Journey through this magnificent tropical rainforest. • Tortuguero Travel to Tortuguero by river boat; visit the Green Turtle Research Station; cruise the canals in search of wildlife with your naturalist guide. • Tortuguero National Park Join your expert naturalist guide in search of the abundant local wildlife. • Arenal Enjoy a guided tour through the rainforest canopy along the famous Arenal Hanging Bridges. • Arenal National Park Trek with your guide around Arenal Volcano National Park. • Tabacon Hot Springs Bubble and soak in soothing thermal mineral pools. • Manuel Antonio National Park Get your adrenaline pumping on a zipline canopy safari; look for nearly 300 kinds of birds and animals on a nature walk. DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 7 full breakfasts • 3 lunches • 6 evening meals: E Kick-off Party with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in San Jose n F Highlight Dinner buffet with drinks in Arenal n F Pizza night Highlight Dinner with drinks in Manuel Antonio n F Farewell Dinner with drinks in Manuel Antonio n 2 dinners FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS •See page 5 for all included highlights • 7 nights First Class accommodation • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8 • Just 4 Kids Surprise Pack • L Complimentary keepsake photo • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing • Umbrellas provided for your use 48 ITINERARY DAY 1 ARRIVE SAN JOSE E Pura Vida! Bienvenidos a Costa Rica! You’re going to have more fun than a barrel of monkeys and spot more than a barrel of wildlife on this incredible adventure. A local host will greet you at the airport and arrange your complimentary transfer to the hotel. Relax by the pool before meeting your Travel Director and fellow explorers at 6 p.m. for a Kick-off Party. (KP) Hotel: Costa Rica Marriott Hotel (Deluxe) DAY 2 SAN JOSE – BRAULIO CARRILLO NATIONAL PARK – TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS) I j Rise with the roosters and head east through Braulio Carrillo National Park towards the Caribbean Sea. Stop at a banana plantation and learn about the Local Speciality of banana production while snacking on a just-ripe banana before arriving in Tortuguero National Park. You’ll also have the chance to taste the fresh juice of a coconut, another Local Speciality, after you find the most delicious “pipa” (a variety of coconut) to have cut open and sample. Board a river boat, gliding through canals, lagoons and lowland rainforest teeming with wildlife. You’ll be amazed at how many kinds of animals live here—six species of sea turtles, monkeys, caimans, tons of exotic bird species plus rare and endangered ocelots, river otters and manatees. Join a Local Expert from the Sea Turtle Conservancy Foundation to learn about the incredible turtles that nest in Tortuguero. The afternoon is yours—hang out by the pool or on the beach, or head to Tortuguero Village to meet the students (when school is in session). Enjoy a buffet dinner at the resort’s open-air restaurant along the Tortuguero lagoon. (FB L D) Hotel: Laguna Lodge Tortuguero (MF) DAY 3 TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Arrr, arrr, arrr! There’s nothing like the wake-up call of a troop of howler monkeys to start your day. Set off with your captain and guide to explore the lush canals and waterways of Tortuguero National Park. You may want to start a tally of all the types of wildlife you’ll see. Look out for sloths, green iguanas, caiman, crocodiles and colourful toucans. Of course, you’ll spot tons of monkeys—agile howler and spider monkeys and white headed capuchins swinging through the dense rainforest canopy. This afternoon, you can venture back out on the canals to add to your wildlife tally or relax back at the lodge—the choice is yours! If you’re visiting during nesting season (Jul-Sep), join an optional night walk with a naturalist guide to witness some of the world’s largest turtles laying their eggs. Amazing! A buffet dinner is served at your hotel this evening. (FB L D) DAY 4 TORTUGUERO – SARAPIQUI – ARENAL NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS) I Bid adios to the monkeys for now as you boat back to the mainland and travel by motorcoach to Horquetas. Here you’ll visit a local Tico family palm plantation to learn all about and taste an exotic vegetable and Local Speciality you’ve probably never tried—the delicate heart of palm. Continue travelling to tiny Sarapiqui where you’ll visit a pineapple farm, the only farm of its kind in the world producing certified organic golden pineapples. After learning how it’s grown without hurting the environment, you’ll eat the juiciest, most delicious pineapple ever. (FB L) Hotel: Hotel Arenal Manoa (F) = Overnight stays Arenal Sarapiqui 2 2 START & END SAN JOSE 1 Tortuguero National Park San Jose Costa Rica 2 Manuel Antonio National Park ARENAL HANGING BRIDGES CAPUCHIN MONKEY DAY 6 ARENAL – MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS) F Head south to Manuel Antonio National Park, renowned for its warm blue waters, sparkling white-sand beaches and abundant exotic wildlife. Then, get ready for a blast! Imagine yourself soaring high above the jungle floor as you fly along ziplines through the treetops, eye-to-eye with the lush foliage and exotic rainforest creatures. Combined with Tarzan swings and rappelling, ziplining through the canopy is sure to be among the most amazing adventures of your lifetime! This evening, join the gang for a pizza night Highlight Dinner. (FB HD) Hotel: Parador Resort & Spa (SF) DAY 7 MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME F Walking deep into the National Park with your guide, you’ll definitely check off a few more creatures on your wildlife list—at last count, there were 109 kinds of animals and 184 species of birds living here! Listen for those barking howler monkeys and the chattering of those mischievous squirrels and white face monkeys. Then, it’s time to hit the beach! You can laze in the warm Pacific or at the resort’s pool, or choose one of many incredible optional activities. Will it be a catamaran cruise to snorkel (and maybe even see dolphins, parrotfish and sea turtles), a surf lesson, mangrove kayak tour, horseback ride or white water rafting? This evening, join your fellow explorers and celebrate new friendships and awesome experiences with a Farewell Dinner at the hotel. (FB FD) DAY 8 MANUEL ANTONIO – DEPART SAN JOSE Travel back to San Jose’s Juan Santamaria International Airport for your flight (not included in holiday price) or to the hotel in San Jose for guests extending their stay. Or choose to linger longer in Manuel Antonio! Please do not schedule any flights before 12:30 p.m. (FB) Please note: Some parts of Costa Rica, especially in remote areas such as inside Tortuguero National Park and Sarapiqui, are still off the beaten path. Hotel facilities, while the best available, may be limited, such as the Laguna Lodge in Tortuguero and Sarapiqui Rainforest Lodge with comfortable but simple guestrooms with ensuite bathrooms, ceiling fans instead of air-conditioning, and without phone or TV. Meal choices may be limited and not as extensive as on other Trafalgar guided vacations. This program requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps and through heavy rainfalls (umbrellas provided). This journey is best enjoyed by the experienced traveler in good health and who can take such conditions in stride. 8 Days from: R10100 per person twin share Ref: LFCA Price per Person 6 6 Price per Person Twin Share Option Starts San Jose Ends San Jose Single Twin Supp. Share Option Sun 4 Nov Sun 11 Nov 10100 3840 Sun 18 Nov Sun 25 Nov 10100 3840 Sun 14 Jul Sun 21 Jul Sun 21 Jul Sun 28 Jul 12900 4600 12900 4600 Sun 4 Aug Sun 11 Aug 12900 4600 Starts San Jose Ends San Jose Sun 23 Dec Sun 30 Dec Fri 28 Dec Fri 4 Jan 2013 6 Sun 17 Feb Sun 24 Feb 6 Sun 24 Feb Sun 3 Mar 6 6 Sun 17 Mar 6 Sun 24 Mar Sun 31 Mar 6 Single Supp. 11350 3840 11350 3840 10475 3840 10475 3840 Sun 24 Mar 10475 3840 Sun 31 Mar 10475 3840 Sun 7 Apr 12900 4600 Sun 7 Apr Sun 14 Apr 12900 4600 Sun 16 Jun Sun 23 Jun Sun 23 Jun 12600 4200 Sun 30 Jun 12600 4200 Sun 3 Nov Sun 10 Nov 12600 4200 Sun 17 Nov Sun 24 Nov 12600 4200 Sun 22 Dec Sun 29 Dec Sat 28 Dec Sat 4 Jan 2014 Sun 16 Feb Sun 23 Feb Sun 23 Feb Sun 2 Mar Sun 9 Mar Sun 16 Mar Sun 23 Mar 13600 5200 13600 5200 12900 4600 12900 4600 Sun 16 Mar 12900 4600 Sun 23 Mar 12900 4600 Sun 30 Mar 12900 4600 GREAT SAVINGS 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to Young Traveller Discount Triple Room Reduction R505 p.p. R760 Quad Room Reduction R1300 R1600 For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14–15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 53. Please visit our website or contact your Travel Agent for details of our great Early Payment Discounts. All prices are per person, twin share. Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available. 2014 dates are subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed July 2013. 6 These departures operate as per the 2012 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. KP = Kick Off Party FB = Full Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast HL = Highlight Lunch L = Lunch D = Dinner HD = Highlight Dinner BD = Buffet Dinner BG = Be My Guest FD = Farewell Dinner FAMILY EXPERIENCES – THE AMERICAS DAY 5 ARENAL SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME F Rise and shine as the jungle and volcano are calling! Start the day with a guided trek around the quiet side of the volcano at Arenal National Park. Walk through the old lava rocks and learn about the powerful forces behind the volcano’s past eruptions. Then head to the Arenal Hanging Bridges where you can walk eye-level within the lush canopy, observe the monkeys, sloths and chattering birds up close, and look out to see the rumbling, steaming Arenal Volcano. Relax or take a swim at the pool back at the hotel. End the day bubbling and soaking in the thermal mineral pools and hot springs at the awesome Tabacon Hot Springs followed by a scrumptious Highlight Dinner buffet. (FB HD) 49 CONQUISTADORS, SACRED VALLEYS & INCA MYSTERIES 11 Days from R18750 Sacred Valley, Peru INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Be the guest of Dr. Diez Canseco, the descendant of a Peruvian family, for a Welcome Reception; visit the beautiful estate and hear all about the family’s and Peru’s fascinating history. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Sip the Peruvian drink called chicha at a chicheria. n Meet a Shaman and witness a demonstration of the Pago a la Tierra ceremony. n Visit a Maras family and learn how to prepare Quinua Soup. n Visit the Centre for Traditional Textiles to see artisan weavers at work and try weaving yourself. n Sample Pisco at El Catador Pisco Winery and chocolate factory. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Lima, Cusco and Ica. • j Local Expert Listen to Peruvian legends shared by an Andean storyteller and learn about the Andean quipu. n Gaze at stars and planets with local astronomy experts. SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Lima Explore San Francisco Monastery and the catacombs; visit Lima’s UNESCO World Heritage Historical Centre; admire pre-Columbian art at the Larco Museum. • Sacred Valley Get up close with llamas, alpacas and vicunas; enjoy a performance of dancers and Paso horses; stop at farm fields to get a taste of local farming history. • Machu Picchu Discover these amazing Inca ruins, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. • Maras Ride a donkey through the village; investigate the Inca salt mines. • Cusco Marvel at the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman; visit the Cathedral; explore the Inca Temple of the Sun. • Ica Investigate the collection of mummies; view the giant dunes at the oasis of La Huacachina; see the Nazca Lines from the sky; ride a dune buggy and try sand boarding; launch an expedition to the Ballestas Islands or “Little Galapagos.” DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 10 breakfasts: 8 full breakfasts n 2 continental breakfasts • 6 lunches: F 2 Highlight Lunches with drinks in the Sacred Valley n B Be My Guest lunch with wine in Lima n 3 lunches • 3 evening meals: F Make Your Own Pizza Highlight Dinner with wine in the Sacred Valley n F Highlight Dinner with wine in Cusco n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Ica FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS 50 • See page 5 for all included highlights • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 11 • 10 nights First Class accommodation • Just 4 Kids Surprise Pack • D Trafalgar bonus – all Intra-Air Flights: Lima to Cusco and Cusco to Lima • L Complimentary keepsake photo • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing ITINERARY DAY 1 ARRIVE LIMA (2 NIGHTS) Bienvenidos a Lima! Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted and taken to your hotel (check in time is 3 p.m.) in San Isidro, close to lots of fun restaurants and shops. Hotel: Novotel Lima (F) DAY 2 LIMA FREE TIME & SIGHTSEEING B 5 Enjoy the morning to settle in the great city of Lima, dubbed the “City of Kings” by the early conquistadors. Then, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Be My Guest lunch and a warm welcome at the Casa Diez Canseco. Here, Dr. Diez Canseco, the illustrious owner, will take you on a tour of his historical and enchanting home, and join you in celebrating your arrival in Peru with a festive Kickoff Party and a home-cooked meal of tasty Peruvian dishes. Then, set out on a walk with a Local Guide through Lima’s UNESCO World Heritage Historical Centre. Be brave as you descend into the eerie catacombs of the San Francisco Monastery, where you will see hundreds of old bones and skulls. Later, you’ll be wowed by the incredible collection of preColumbian artefacts at the Larco Museum. (FB BG) DAY 3 LIMA – CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY (3 NIGHTS) D5FjI Fly to Cusco and travel toward the Sacred Valley with a Local Guide. En route, visit Awanakancha, a breeding centre for wooly llamas and alpacas. You’ll also see rare vicunas whose super-fine wool the Incas called “the fabric of the gods.” Travel on to Wayra Ranch where you are treated to an exciting performance of dancing and horsemanship featuring Peruvian Paso horses while you enjoy a Highlight Lunch. Later, meet Peru’s beloved ceramicist Pablo Seminario, a Local Expert who shows you how to create your own pottery masterpiece to keep as a souvenir. Sample the Peruvian drink called chicha, a Local Speciality, at a local watering hole. After tonight’s Make Your Own Pizza Highlight Dinner, meet an Andean storyteller and learn about intriguing local legends and the strange quipu or “talking knot.” (CB/FB HL HD) Hotel: Sol y Luna Lodge & Spa (SF) or Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness (SF) DAY 4 MACHU PICCHU ADVENTURES All aboard! Ride the rails on an adventure to mysterious Machu Picchu—“The Lost City of the Incas”—one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Visit the ruins, the great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and many more cool places. Save up some energy to hike up to the Gate of the Sun along the Inca Trail to look out over the fortress and the valley below. Return to your hotel by train late this afternoon. (FB L) DAY 5 SACRED VALLEY ADVENTURES F I j Decisions, decisions! Go river rafting? Mountain biking? Horseback riding? Ziplining? Relaxing at the hotel? The choice is yours—it’s all included! Tempting your taste buds at another Highlight Lunch is a Peruvian Pachamanca feast, where you can lend a hand, cooking tasty foods in a large hole in the ground! Then meet with a Shaman = Overnight stays Peru 7-Day Optional Extension To Galapagos Islands Lima S & TA 1 2 1 D D Sacred Valley D ICA, PERU for a Local Speciality demonstration of the Inca’s Pago a la Tierra, or Payment to the Earth ceremony. Kids and kids at heart can join a game of Sapo or “frog game,” handed down from an ancient Inca royal family. Tonight, stargaze with a Local Expert at the Observatory. (FB HL) Ballestas Islands DAY 6 SACRED VALLEY – MARAS – SACSAYHUAMAN – CUSCO (2 NIGHTS) I Did you know that potatoes originated from Peru over 7,000 years ago and that today, Peruvian farmers grow more kinds of corn than anywhere else on earth? Learn about Peru’s ancient farming history as you explore some local farm fields. Then saddle up on a donkey for a ride through the little village of Maras and visit the amazing ancient Inca salt pans with a guide. Visit a local family for lunch (box lunch provided) and learn how to make delicious quinua soup, a Local Speciality. At the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman, test your strength and try to figure out how the ancient Incas moved these enormous stones. (FB L) Hotel: Novotel Cusco (F) DAY 7 CUSCO SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME 5 I F This morning, join a Local Guide and check out Cusco’s colonial Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun, said to have been sheeted in silver and gold! Continue on to watch expert weavers create the Local Speciality of intricate Andean Textiles and try some weaving yourself. The afternoon is yours for further exploration. Maybe you’ll want to join in the dancing at tonight’s Highlight Dinner, where you’ll be shown traditional dances. (FB HD) DAY 8 CUSCO – LIMA – ICA (2 NIGHTS) D 5 Fly back to Lima and travel with a Local Guide south into the Peruvian desert to Ica whose dry climate is just perfect for the preservation of mummies. View the creepy collection and learn about the sacred burial process at the Regional Museum. (FB L) Hotel: Las Dunas Sun Resort (F) DAY 9 ICA ADVENTURES I F Take to the sky to see the otherworldly Nazca Lines, yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the mysterious ancient drawings of creatures and wonder how and why they were created. Back on the ground, grownups can sample Peru’s Local Speciality, Pisco, at El Catador Pisco Winery, while kids will enjoy a stop at a chocolate factory. This afternoon, hit the slopes on a fast and furious dune buggy ride and sand-boarding adventure on the vast sand dunes! Tonight, celebrate your new friendships and share your awesome experiences at a festive Farewell Dinner at the hotel. (FB FD) DAY 10 ICA – BALLESTAS ISLANDS – LIMA 5 Board a motorboat for an expedition with a Local Guide to the Ballestas Islands, a wildlife wonderland. Be sure to look back toward the coast to see the Candelabra, another mysterious design carved into the earth; then observe thousands of sea lions, Humboldt penguins, countless bird species, and, if you’re lucky, blue-footed boobies and dolphins playing in the waves. Return to Lima late afternoon. (FB) Hotel: Novotel Lima (F) DAY 11 DEPART LIMA Bid adios to your newfound companeros as you take your transfer to the airport for your onward travel arrangements (not included in holiday price). (CB/FB) 3 Peruvian Amazon Machu Picchu 2 D Ica 5-Day Optional Extension 3 2 Cusco D Nazca Lines 11 Days from: R18750 per person twin share Ref: LCSV Price per Person Starts Lima Ends Lima Land & Single Intra- Supp. Air Option Price per Person Starts Lima Ends Lima Land & Single Intra- Supp. Air Option 23900 5250 6 Sun 11 Nov Wed 21 Nov 18750 4275 Wed 17 Jul Sat 27 Jul 6 Thu 20 Dec Sun 30 Dec 18750 4275 2013 Wed 10 Apr Sat 20 Apr 23900 5250 Wed 14 Aug Sat 24 Aug 23900 5250 Wed 20 Nov Sat 30 Nov 23900 5250 Wed 22 May Sat 1 Jun Wed 18 Dec Wed 19 Jun Sat 29 Jun 23900 5250 e Wed 23 Apr Sat 28 Dec 24600 5250 2014 Sat 3 May 27100 5750 23900 5250 GREAT SAVINGS 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to R970 p.p. Young Traveller Discount Friends & Family Discount Frequent Traveller Discount R1455 R970 R1455 Triple Room Reduction R875 Quad Room Reduction R1745 For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14–15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 53. Please visit our website or contact your Travel Agent for details of our great Early Payment Discounts. Above prices are per person, twin share. Land & Intra-Air prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Lima-Cusco and Cusco-Lima and require purchase of round-trip air travel on a oneworld® alliance member airline between your South Africian gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your South Africian gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of June 30, 2012. For up-to-date information, please visit www.TrafalgarTours.co.za International airfare between your South Africian gateway and the itinerary is additional; please call your Travel Agent or Trafalgar for special airfares originating in South Africa. For information on airport transfers, please see page 53. For optional extensions available for purchase in conjunction with this holiday, please see page 52. e 2014 dates are subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed July 2013. 6 These departures operate as per the 2012 brochure. Hotels and inclusions vary. Please inquire at the time of booking. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. KP = Kick Off Party FB = Full Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast HL = Highlight Lunch L = Lunch D = Dinner HD = Highlight Dinner BD = Buffet Dinner BG = Be My Guest FD = Farewell Dinner FAMILY EXPERIENCES – THE AMERICAS LI EN RT M D A D 6 51 5 DAYS PERUVIAN AMAZON This pre-itinerary extension is only available in conjunction with: Conquistadors, Sacred Valleys and Inca Mysteries (pages 50-51). DAY 1 ARRIVE LIMA Fly to Lima, Peru (not included in holiday price). Upon arrival in Lima, you’ll be met and taken on the short walk to your airport hotel where you have the rest of the day on your own. Hotel: Ramada Costa del Sol Lima Airport (F) DAY 2 LIMA – PUERTO MALDONADO – CORTO MALTES AMAZONIA (3 NIGHTS) D This morning, fly to remote Puerto Maldonado; then enjoy a journey on the Madre de Rios River to your jungle lodge. Get your first taste of the rainforest as your expert guide introduces you to the trees, medicinal plants, insects and animals that call the jungle home. Before dinner, take a short caiman-spotting expedition aboard a small boat. (FB L D) Hotel: Corto Maltes Amazonia (MF) the pool. Then immerse yourself in local culture with members of the Ese’eja tribe and visit a local farm to learn about traditional Amazonian agriculture. Later, relish your last dinner in the rainforest and watch the stars twinkling in the great night sky. (FB L D) DAY 5 CORTO MALTES AMAZONIA – PUERTO MALDONADO – LIMA D After breakfast, bid farewell to the Amazon and head back to Puerto Maldonado for your flight to Lima, where you join your holiday on Day 1. (FB) 5 Days Land & Intra-Air from R7300 Ref: LPERU Twin Share 1 Jan 13 - 31 Dec 13 Triple Room Reduction Single Room Supplement 7300 270 1700 1 Jan 14 - 31 Mar 14 8100 All prices are per person, twin share. 270 1800 6 DAY 3 CORTO MALTES AMAZONIA SIGHTSEEING After a dawn excursion to a popular feeding area for multi-coloured parrots, enjoy breakfast and then watch monkeys cavorting among the trees of Monkey Island. A short boat ride takes you into the Tambopata Candamo National Reserve. Disembark and hike through the jungle, marvelling at towering green walls of vegetation, the cacophony of birdcalls and the sunlight filtering through the canopy above (rubber boots provided during rainy season). Arrive at lovely Sandoval Lake where you may spot a wide variety of birds, monkeys, giant river otters, black caimans and the elusive anaconda. Savour a sunset over the lake before heading back to your lodge. (FB L D) 6 2014 dates are subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed July 2013. DAY 4 CORTO MALTES AMAZONIA FREE TIME & SIGHTSEEING Enjoy the morning on your own to stroll the grounds or take a dip in Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Land & Intra-Air: Above prices include economy air and air-related charges for the flights Lima-Puerto Maldonado and Puerto Maldonado-Lima, and require purchase of Highlights of Peru; Conquistadors, Sacred Valleys and Inca Mysteries; or Land of the Incas holiday and air transportation on LAN Airlines to/from your gateway city; if flying with another carrier to/from your gateway city, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of June 30, 2012. For up-to-date information, please visit www.trafalgar.com. 7 DAYS GALAPAGOS ISLAND CRUISE This post-itinerary extension is only offered in conjunction with Conquistadors, Sacred Valleys and Inca Mysteries (pages 50-51). DAY 1 LIMA – ARRIVE QUITO (2 NIGHTS) D Fly to Quito where you will be greeted at the airport and taken to your hotel. (FB) Hotel: Mercure Grand Hotel Alameda Quito (SF) DAY 2 QUITO SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Visit the historical centre of the city, which was the first place in the world to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then travel to the “Middle of the World” to stand on the Equator. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (FB) DAY 3 QUITO – GALAPAGOS CRUISE (4 NIGHTS) – SANTA CRUZ ISLAND D Visit Baltra Island and Las Bachas on Santa Cruz island. Activities include snorkelling. Enjoy a Welcome Drink before dinner. (FB L D) DAY 4 GALAPAGOS CRUISE – JAMES ISLAND Visit Buccaneer Cover and Puerto Egas. Activities include snorkelling, panga rides, and glass-bottom boat rides. (FB L D) DAY 5 GALAPAGOS CRUISE – JERVIS ISLAND Visit Rabida Island and Bartolome Island. Activities include snorkelling, panga rides, and glass-bottom boat rides. (FB L D) RDAY 6 GALAPAGOS CRUISE – TOWER/GENOVESA ISLAND Visit Price Phillips Steps and Darwin Bay. Activities include snorkelling, panga rides, and glass-bottom boat rides. Enjoy a Farewell Cocktail. (FB L FD) DAY 7 GALAPAGOS CRUISE – SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND – DEPART GUAYAQUIL D Visit Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Fly to Guayaquil where you’ll be assisted with your connection to your international flight (not included in holiday price) or transferred to the city of Guayaquil if you wish to extend your stay. Please do not schedule flights before 6 p.m. (FB) 52 7 Days Land, Cruise & Intra-Air from R27300 Ref: LCRUZ Single Child (11 and under) 27050 38500 20650 n/a 39850 n/a 29850 29650 42350 22550 Boat Deck plus Twin 30750 n/a 43700 n/a Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double 31650 n/a 44950 n/a Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin 32650 n/a 46500 24650 Boat Deck Master Suite Double 35950 n/a 51600 n/a M/V Santa Cruz (LCRUZ) - Cabin Categories Twin Share Triple Share Main Deck Twin 27300 Upper Deck Twin 28200 Boat Deck Twin/Double Standard All prices are per person, twin share. High Season Supplement: Conquistadors, Sacred Valleys & Inca Mysteries from R2790 Twin Share 18 Dec 13 departure: R14720 Single Supplement For more information on the M/V Santa Cruz, please visit www.trafalgar.com Above prices include: Galapagos National Park Fee: R880 per adult, R440 per child under 12; Galapagos Transit Control Card: R90 per person. Availability is limited; single and triple cabins are on application only - book early! Land & Intra-Air: Above prices include economy air and air-related charges for the flights Lima-Quito, Quito-Galapagos and Galapagos-Guayaquil and require purchase of the Conquistadors, Sacred Valleys and Inca Mysteries holiday as well as air transportation on a oneworld® alliance airline between your gateway city and the holiday start. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the holiday start, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of June 30, 2012. For up-to-date information, please visit www.trafalgar.com. 2014 dates are subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed July 2013. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. EXTRA NIGHT HOTELS & TRANSFERS HOTELS: WHERE YOU CAN EXTEND YOUR STAY The quality and location of our hotels are two of the most important features of your holiday. Our hotels have been carefully selected, combining First Class quality and service with central and convenient locations, as well as outstanding value. Our hotels are monitored and reviewed on a year-round basis to ensure they meet with our high standards and your expectations. Your comfort and enjoyment is extremely important to us, and with Trafalgar you can rest assured that you will stay in superior accommodation all the way! COUNTRY CITY Canada HOTEL (PRICES ARE PER PERSON, PER NIGHT) Calgary Delta Bow Valley Vancouver Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel Chile Easter Island SINGLE Low - All other dates High (July 05 to July 12 2013) April 2013 to Oct 2013 Nov 2013 to Feb 2014 Taha Tai Hotel Costa Rica Manuel Antonio Parador Resort & Spa San Jose Costa Rica Marriott 1 Apr 13 to 30 Apr 13 1 May 13 to 30 Jun 13 1 Jul 13 to 31 Aug 13 1 Sep 13 to 19 Dec 13 20 Dec 13 to 3 Jan 14 4 Jan 14 to 31 Mar 14 Mon - Fri Sat - Sun 1251 2791 2457 1761 TWIN TRIPLE QUAD 625 1396 1228 880 461 949 1046 814 TRANSFER 461 949 1046 814 235 235 261 261 2388 1194 609 609 No Charge 2388 1978 2388 1978 2886 2388 2587 1928 1194 989 1194 989 1443 1194 1294 964 995 858 995 858 1157 995 1007 902 995 858 995 858 1157 995 1007 902 1219 1219 1219 1219 1219 1219 218 218 Ecuador Guayaquil Quito Oro Verde Hotel Mercure Grand Hotel Alameda 1629 1169 815 585 759 390 759 390 244 279 England & Scotland Edinburgh London London Marriott † Holiday Inn King's Cross Bloomsbury Thistle Marble Arch 1490 2193 2491 1175 1332 1754 1159 N/A 1713 828 885 1175 271 315 315 France Paris Holiday Inn Paris Opera Grand † 2805 1614 1266 1547 631 Greece Athens Metropolitan 1696 1059 960 852 No Charge Italy Palermo Rome Rome Venice NH Palermo Aran Mategna Crowne Plaza St Peter's Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana 1250 2011 1804 1382 902 1357 1357 968 761 1200 1233 919 579 811 811 629 812 451 451 586 Peru Lima Novotel Lima Ramada Costa del Sol Lima Airport 1194 2139 597 1070 386 477 386 477 200 No Charge Spain Hesperia Fira Suite NH Eurobuilding 1705 1324 1109 836 1059 819 861 687 631 631 864 1500 2608 2381 2469 1854 1101 1797 822 1672 1024 2040 872 1804 1388 1780 432 750 1304 1191 1234 927 550 899 411 836 512 1020 436 902 694 890 288 571 1106 935 1011 708 506 738 390 673 411 800 291 703 463 712 288 571 1106 935 1011 708 506 738 390 673 411 800 291 703 463 712 No Charge 218 279 279 392 905 235 235 235 235 113 165 192 209 131 131*/ 252** Barcelona Madrid USA Billings Crowne Plaza Billings Denver Grand Hyatt Denver Honolulu/Waikiki Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort Apr to Dec 2013 Jan to Mar 2014 Kona/Waikoloa Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa Moab/Grand Junction Red Cliffs Lodge Las Vegas Paris Las Vegas Sun to Thu Fri to Sat Las Vegas Tropicana Las Vegas Sun to Thu Fri to Sat Salt Lake City Hilton Salt Lake City Center San Francisco Hyatt Regency San Francisco Scottsdale Hilton Garden Inn Scottsdale Old Town Seattle Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue Spokane Davenport Hotel and Tower Washington, D.C. Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel Note: Buffet breakfast daily in Europe; full breakfast daily in South America and Costa Rica. No breakfast included in North America. Rates are valid based on travel April 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014 for all locations except South America where rates are valid Jan 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013. Please contact your Travel Agent or Trafalgar Reservations for rate information for other dates. Transfers are one-way and rates are per person. *Transfer from Washington, D.C. DCA. **Transfer from Washington, D.C. IAD. †High season supplement will apply. Quad occupancy is strictly reserved for families travelling with young children and is not available to four adults sharing. In Europe, 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. AIRPORT TRANSFERS: EUROPE, NORTH AMERICA & SOUTH AMERICA Trafalgar bonus! All Trafalgar guests receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by coach, shuttle bus, minivan, private car or taxi on the arrival and departure day of their holiday at the time specified on the individual itinerary pages. Any guests whose flight times do not coincide with the group transfer timings may choose to book and purchase a transfer. Additionally, guests arriving before or leaving after the scheduled travel day may also book and buy a transfer through Trafalgar providing that they also purchase the additional pre and post hotel night/s from Trafalgar. Note: Flight timings must be provided to Trafalgar no fewer than 21 days before flight departure (not required for North America). Please see Trafalgar’s conditions below. AIRPORT TRANSFERS IN LONDON Transfers can be expensive, particularly between the airport and your London hotel. Trafalgar has negotiated special rates for transfers from London’s Heathrow Airport‡ to the door of your Trafalgar London hotel: R315 per person per single trip Trafalgar’s transfer terms and conditions: 1. Y our Travel Agent provides detailed flight information to Trafalgar no fewer than 21 days prior to departure. Once transfers are booked they cannot be changed. 2. F or London arrivals, you must stay at the suggested London hotel booked by Trafalgar on the night of arrival and the night prior to your departure date. 3. Trafalgar only includes one inbound and one outbound transfer per person. 4. In the event of flight delays outside of Trafalgar’s control, the transfers will be deemed to be cancelled. 5. A ll transfers are based on group transfers. No refund is therefore available for missed transfers, or guests not using this service. 6. In the event of unforeseen events (such as road or rail works, strikes or demonstrations), Trafalgar will not be responsible for delayed or cancelled transfers. ‡ Heathrow Airport: Guests will be picked up and dropped off in time to meet all flights booked to/from London’s Heathrow Airport. Gatwick Airport: For guests flying into London's Gatwick Airport, Trafalgar recommends the Gatwick Express, see Gatwick Express website at: www.gatwickexpress.com HOTEL CLASS KEY: D: DELUXE MD: MODERATE DELUXE SF: SUPERIOR FIRST CLASS F: FIRST CLASS MF: MODERATE FIRST CLASS 53 EASY AS 1,2,3 EXPRESS CHECK-IN PLEASE REGISTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER MAKING YOUR BOOKING TRAFALGAR'S GOLD SEAL ADDITIONAL PROTECTION Our commitment to provide you with the best travel experience starts with our Express Check-in process. It will take you less than 10 minutes to complete but delivers these great benefits: COVERAGE FOR CANCELLATION AND RETURN FLIGHT SECURITY ONLY R590 PER PERSON • Understanding your individual needs and preferences helps us to better tailor your trip Most guided holiday companies are interested in their guests only after they reach their destination. But with Trafalgar, you get a great deal even before you leave home with our Gold Seal Additional Protection plan for only R590 per person (payable at the time of booking). Gold Seal Additional Protection includes: • You can meet fellow travellers before you depart via our online communities • You’ll receive helpful information, tips and exclusive savings on travel related goods and services • We can quickly locate you/your nominated contact in the unlikely event of an emergency • You will save time with no paperwork on holiday and streamlined hotel check-ins Please complete Express Check-in as soon as possible after making your booking via our secure website. You will need your booking reference number, passport details for everyone on your booking, travel insurance details and the emergency contact details of your nominated person. All your details are kept secure and we will not share your information with third parties. 1 2 3 Go to www.trafalgar.com/sa/express Enter your Booking Number and Last Name Answer all questions and click ‘submit’ CARBON EMISSIONS GRID When taking a Trafalgar holiday with us, you are opting for one of the most environmentally friendly ways to travel. Coach travel is proven to emit less carbon or greenhouse gas per person than travelling by car.* Method of travel Kilograms of CO2 Car 0.3831 Kgs per passenger mile Air 0.1330 Kgs Rail 0.0860 Kgs Coach 0.0483 Kgs *Source DEFRA (UK Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) www.defra.gov.uk/environment/business/reporting/conversion-factors.htm PRE-PAID CANCELLATION OPTION Your deposit and/or payment to Trafalgar will be refunded should you cancel your guided holiday for any reason prior to departure from South Africa. This cancellation option covers the land arrangements made by Trafalgar only*. The Cancellation Option Fee is not refundable for any reason. ON YOUR HOLIDAY Should you or your travel companion leave at any time during the guided holiday for personal sickness reasons or be required to return to South Africa due to injury, illness or death, you and your companion will be refunded R90 per person per day for the unused portion of the itinerary (note that in some cases hotels require a one-night cancellation fee). A doctor’s certificate is required. RETURN FLIGHT SECURITY If you or a member of your direct family in South Africa should fall sick* while you are on your Trafalgar holiday, we will take care of the additional cost of tickets for your earlier or later return home in the same booking class of air travel on the first available flight, provided you hold round-trip tickets on Trafalgar’s recommended airline(s) booked through Trafalgar from South Africa. Please note that travel agent fees and cancellation fees may apply. * Excludes all cruise portions, itineraries with train content, internal flights and optional extenions. ** Medical certificates as proof of all illness claims must be supplied. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO SIGHTSEEING BROCHURE TERMINOLOGY: Trafalgar uses specific terms to describe different aspects of your holiday itinerary. To make it easy to understand, we have created the following glossary: ‘VISIT’ - In-depth sightseeing with a Local Guide or your Travel Director. This includes fast track entry and will vary based on the venue itself. ‘VIEW’ - An opportunity to take in the sight and capture photos with a brief stop. ‘SEE’ - See the sight and its surroundings whilst driving by on the coach. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: We will send you your travel documents and literature together with a Trafalgar document wallet about 21 days before your departure. Please read the information you receive carefully as it contains essential advice and information about your trip. PASSPORTS & VISAS: Each guest is responsible for having a valid passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the conclusion of their trip, all necessary visas and permits, and 54 must comply with entry, health or other requirements of the countries visited. Some of our holidays enter a country more than once, therefore multiple-entry visas may be required for some countries. Contact your Travel Agent, airline or relevant government authorities to obtain the necessary travel information. Please visit our website at www.trafalgar.com (go to ‘FAQs’) for more information about visa requirements. The Operators and/or their employees and their agents are not responsible for passport, visa requirements, entry, health or other requirements of the countries visited or for any loss sustained by you for failing to comply with laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of countries visited. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO GUIDE: For a complete guide to Europe, USA and Canada, or South America including handy travel tips and advice and country-by-country information, go to our website, click on ‘Pre Trip’ in the top menu bar and to download the guide. For more information log on to www.trafalgar.com BOOKING CONDITIONS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION YOUR GUIDED HOLIDAY BOOKING Trafalgar Tours Pty Ltd is the ‘Sales Company’; Trafalgar Tours Limited – Great Britain and Europe and Destination America Inc – America Tours are the ‘Operators’; collectively these companies are referred to as ‘Trafalgar’. Your agreement is with Trafalgar and a contract is formed when you make a reservation with us that we accept. The invalidity of any provisions herein shall not affect the validity of any other provisions. The agreement shall be construed as though the invalid provision was not contained herein and was replaced with an enforceable provision as similar as possible to the original provision. Disclaimer: Travel is personal and each individual’s goals and experiences may differ. Trafalgar will not be bound by, or liable for, any description, representation or warranty made by any independent third party sales representative, travel agent, or other person or entity relating to any holiday offered by Trafalgar. Departure Date: The departure date is the date indicated on the Trafalgar confirmation. WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE GUIDED HOLIDAY PRICE Inter-city Travel: By private motorcoach, trains and ferries (see itineraries). Air Transportation: Not included unless otherwise indicated in the price panel, as well as under the First Class Travel Highlights of each specific itinerary. Guided Holiday: By air-conditioned luxury motorcoaches. Please note that on some Regional holidays and London sightseeing, motorcoaches without toilet facilities are used. If due to circumstances beyond our control coaches are used otherwise than as advertised, a refund of R50 per person will be made. Hotel Accommodation: Prices are per person, based on two persons sharing a two-bed room with private bath or shower. Triple rooms may be available on some guided holidays (not all) in limited numbers. Triple rooms will often feature one foldaway bed plus one double bed. Three adults may find these rooms small and suitcase space slightly restricted. They are generally more suitable for two adults and one child. Quad rooms may also be available. Every effort has been made to reserve two-bed rooms; however, on some occasions, rooms with one bed may be the only choice available. These rooms will be allocated to single travellers and couples first; other rooms may feature a single bed and rollaway bed, murphy bed or sleeper sofa. A limited number of twin-shared rooms are available with our Guaranteed Room Share service. Special room requests (smoking/non-smoking, adjacent, connecting or lower-floor rooms, as examples) must be made at time of booking. Special room requests are not guaranteed and are based on availability at time of check-in. Many hotels are 100% smoke-free, including all guest rooms, restaurants, lounges, meeting rooms, public spaces, and employee work areas. Smoking in a non-smoking room may result in a fine. Substitute hotels may be used sometimes. We try to use hotels of similar standard. Hotel Frequent Traveller programme points are not earned with hotels on Trafalgar holidays. Travel Director: Guided holidays are conducted in English by a professional Travel Director. In the unlikely event that there are fifteen guests or less travelling on a departure, Trafalgar reserves the right to operate this departure on an individual basis with private transfers and individual arrangements. Please refer to the individual guided holiday. Pre or post itinerary extensions are operated on a locally hosted basis using regular English-speaking local guide services. Meals: Meals are included as detailed on itineraries. Sightseeing: Excursions, entrance fees and English-speaking guide (when required) are included as detailed in the itinerary pages. Transfers: Between airports, hotels, railway stations and piers are included as indicated on each guided holiday itinerary (please see ’Airport Transfers’ section for further details). There will be no refund for missed or unused airport transfers. Porterage: Baggage handling of one suitcase per person, at each guided holiday hotel and porter service at airports for all intra-air flights on Hawaii and South America itineraries, is included in the guided holiday price. Due to limited coach capacity, a single bag is allowed with dimensions not exceeding 30”x18”x10” (76x46x25cm) and weight not exceeding 44 lbs (20kg). Some airlines restrict checked luggage - check with your airline. Airlines may impose stricter weight and size limits for luggage and may also charge fees for checked baggage, including the first checked bag. Please check with your airline(s) directly for their most current baggage regulations and related fees. Trafalgar is not responsible for additional fees imposed by air carriers regarding baggage. A charge of US$6 or local currency equivalent per travelling day will be collected by the Travel Director if a second piece of baggage is permitted to be carried, or if suitcase exceeds weight or size limits. This is not assurance that luggage in excess of limits on size, weight and number of pieces will be permitted on the coach. Carry-on/hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12”x11”x6” (30x28x14 cm) to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead compartment. Carry-on/hand luggage handling is the responsibility of each guest and must be taken on and off the motorcoach by you each day of the guided holiday. Carry-ons with telescopic handles and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments or under seats and, therefore, cannot be accepted as carry-on luggage. Trafalgar and Trafalgar’s affiliated entities shall not be liable for loss or damage to baggage or any guest’s belongings. Guests should immediately report lost items to the Travel Director who will assist in completing a lost property form that can be used for an insurance claim. Trafalgar cannot assist in locating lost items after the guest disembarks or completes the Trafalgar holiday. Tips/Gratuities: Tips/gratuities are included for services on guided holiday provided by dining-room waiters, chambermaids and porters at hotels, airports and docks. Inter-Island Flights on Hawaii guided holidays: Hawaii guided holidays include all inter-island airfares, air-related charges and taxes as per date on the back cover and are subject to change without notice. Included flights are outlined in the Hawaii guided holiday price panel. Due to the nature of the inter-island airfares, taxes and fuel surcharges cannot be confirmed until payment has been received and inter-island air tickets issued. Due to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Secure Flight rules, airlines in Hawaii must collect required information from guests. Guests travelling on inter-island flights must provide full name (as appears on a government-issued ID - i.e. passport, or Drivers License for US citizens and residents), date of birth and gender. For more information regarding TSA Secure Flight rules, please visit www.tsa.gov. Incomplete or inaccurate information may result in additional charges payable to the airline or delay or denial of boarding NOT INCLUDED IN GUIDED HOLIDAY PRICE Any items and matters referred to above, including, airfares to and from your destination, air-related taxes and fees (except where specified); additional fees charged by airlines such as checked and/or excess baggage(visit www. trafalgar.com), seat selections and any other services; passport and visa fees; insurances of all kinds; tips/gratuities to Travel Directors, Motorcoach Drivers and Local Guides; laundry; phone calls; internet access; minibar; beverages and meals not detailed in the itinerary; optional excursions; and all items of a personal nature. Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign governmental and non-governmental entities. The price does not cover costs and expenses, including your return home, if you leave the guided holiday whether at your own volition, due to illness, action by any government or other reason. This list is illustrative and not a complete list of every item not included. Hawaiian Airlines Checked Baggage Fee: Please note that Hawaiian Airlines charge a checked baggage fee on each inter-island flight as outlined in your guided holiday itinerary. This additional cost is not covered in the guided holiday price and is the responsibility of the guest. The current cost is US$17 per suitcase (subject to change without notice). Depending on your Hawaii guided holiday selection, the total fee may be up to US$51 per person per items of luggage. These fees are subject to change per airline baggage policy. Once you join the guided holiday, the Travel Director will collect these fees and can assist you with your questions. RESERVATIONS & PAYMENTS Deposit payable within 7 days of booking South American Guided Holiday with Galapagos R1000 All Other Guided Holidays R1000 Final Payment prior to departure date South American Guides Holiday with Galapagos 65 days All Other Guided Holidays 45 days 1. Your guided holiday will be confirmed by Trafalgar after receipt of a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit. We reserve the right to refuse a booking without giving any reason and shall in that event return any deposit received. The deposit forms part of your final payment. If not received within 7 calendar days of booking, the reservation will automatically be cancelled. On certain departures, deposits may be required at time of booking to hold seats. 2. Final payment for your land reservation will be due no later than 45/65 days (as detailed above) prior to departure date. 3. Payment in full will be required at time of booking for reservations made less than 45/65 days (as detailed above) prior to departure date. 4. Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel the reservation and impose cancellation charges if any payment is not received within the above specified periods. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost land and air reservations. 5. Credit Card Bookings: Trafalgar must be provided with your credit card number when making your reservation directly with us. Verbal authorization authorizes processing the charge on your credit card. Reservation is not confirmed until credit card transaction is completed. For security purposes, we collect the guest’s credit card billing address and customer verification code. 6. Any special meal requirements must be provided at time of booking and are received on a REQUEST basis only. Trafalgar cannot assure special meal requests will be fulfilled. Trafalgar does not assume responsibility or liability if guest’s special meal requests are not fulfilled. 7. Your Travel Agent shall hold all monies for each and every person named in the booking until the booking is confirmed. When confirmed, your Travel Agent shall provide those monies promptly to us. You consent to us depositing monies received by us as required by law. We will be entitled to keep interest earned on monies. You consent that all monies paid to us whether through your Travel Agent, by deposit or otherwise, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit. Travel Documents: Travel documents will be sent to you approximately 21 days prior to the guided holiday departure date (provided full payment has been received on time). If final payment is not received when due, costs to courier documents will be the responsibility of the Travel Agent. If you are leaving home earlier, please ask your Travel Agent to request your travel documents well in advance. Please also make sure that you provide your Travel Agent with the flight details that are booked independently no less than 21 days prior to flight departure date. Passports & Visas: All guests including children must be in possession of a machine-readable passport and applicable visas. Please refer to ’Things To Know Before You Go’ section. Your travel agent will advise you as to information and travel documents (such as passports, visas, affidavits, etc.) that will be needed for each person for whom travel services are being booked. Trafalgar bears no responsibility for such information. Entry/Exit Requirements: In some South American countries you may be subject to entry (reciprocity) fees and/or departure taxes/ exit fees which will be collected at the airports upon entry/departure by local government authorities. For more up to date information, please check with your Travel Agent or local consular services. BOOKING CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS Booking Changes: A fee of R175 or more per person, per change and any further cost we incur, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed unless the change increases the price of the booking. Costs and charges may increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made, so you should contact us as soon as possible. We will try to make your requested change but it may not be possible. A change of guided holiday date or itinerary within 45/65 days (as detailed below) of departure date will be treated as a cancellation. Cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date and the guided holiday price is equivalent or greater, in which case a $35 (or more) per person amendment fee will be charged. Name changes or corrections will be treated as a cancellation. Cancellation fees may apply. Cancellations and Cancellation Fees: Travel arrangements for any member of the party may be cancelled at any time by written notice by the person who made the booking. Please note the following: • If notice of cancellation is received by Trafalgar more than 45/65 days (as detailed below) prior to the guided holiday departure date, deposit will be retained. • If full payment is not received 45/65 days (as detailed below) prior to departure date, Trafalgar has the right to cancel your reservation. Trafalgar we will not be responsible for lost reservations. • Notice of cancellation must be made in writing directly to Trafalgar or through your Travel Agent. Please also refer to Trafalgar Gold Seal Additional Protection. The following charges will apply when notice of cancellation is given after the booking is confirmed: South America Guided Holiday including Galapagos No. of days prior to guided Cancellation Fee as (“%” holiday departure date refers to % of total price) Over 65 days Amount of Deposit 64-45 days 50% 44-31 days 70% 30-16 days 80% 15 days or less/no show 100% (Air cancellation fees may also apply – see Air Cancellation section below) All other Guided Holidays No. of days prior to guided Cancellation Fee as (“%” holiday departure date refers to % of total price) Over 45 days Amount of Deposit 45-22 days 25% 21-8 days 30% 7-1 days 50% Day of departure/no show 100% (Air cancellation fees may also apply – see Air Cancellation section below) • If a guest fails to join the guided holiday on the day of departure, cancellation fees will be 100% (unless the guest notifies us of the delay and joins the guided holiday later at their own expense). • Cancellation fees apply to additional accommodation prior to and after the guided holiday reserved through Trafalgar and are additional to any cancellation fees or other charges that may be levied by your Travel Agent. • Additional hotel accommodation cancelled within 14 days of booked date will incur a 100% cancellation fee. For cancellation outside 14 days before the booked date the following fees will be charged: Over 45 days R175 per person 45-22 days 25% of price for the accommodation 21-15 days 30% of price for the accommodation • Travel Agent fees and cancellation charges may also apply. • Airline Flights/Tickets: After deposit has been received, any change incurs a R175 service fee per person PLUS any additional change/cancellation fee imposed by the Airline. Some airfares including published fares booked by Trafalgar are non-changeable and non-refundable. • P ort charges and taxes may be refundable if they have been paid prior to cancelling your trip subject to any administration fees that may be applied. • Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements that you or your party has made outside Trafalgar and which are affected by our cancellations. If the reason for your cancellation is covered under your insurance, you may be able to reclaim these charges from your insurer. You or your travel agent are responsible to make the claim to your insurer. Illness or Absence: Early departure expenses are the guest’s responsibility. There is no refund for absence or early departure from a guided holiday, including but not limited to missed hotels, transfers, meals or sightseeing. Trafalgar urges you to purchase travel insurance to cover such circumstances. Trafalgar makes no representation or guarantees concerning reimbursement, scope of coverage, or other aspects of any travel insurance policy or claim. AIR ARRANGEMENTS Reservations/Ticketing: If an air reservation is made to get you to the starting point of your holiday and from the ending point of your holiday by Trafalgar payment in full is required in accordance with the relevant airlines booking terms, the payment date will be indicated on your Trafalgar confirmation. Airlines reserve the right to change the payment due date at any point prior to payment. Other than as stated under the ‘Inter-Island Flights on Hawaii Guided Holidays’, on receipt of full air payment your airfare, taxes and fuel surcharges are final. This will be regardless of future price fluctuations up or down. When booking a guided holiday including flights, you will be required, at the time of booking, to provide us the full name as detailed on the passport or government-issued ID for domestic travel, passport number, date and place of issue for each guest. Changes to flight itineraries and name changes may result in penalties charged by the airline. These are the guest’s responsibility. Airlines (and other travel providers including Trafalgar) change prices and routes from time to time. All airfares and routings are subject to change at any time until full payment is received and air tickets are issued. Air Cancellation: Airlines may impose penalties up to 100% of the air ticket value. Airline Availability: Seats are limited in our contracted class of service and may not be available on every flight. Trafalgar does not hold block space on any airline and does not assure seat availability for every single guided holiday departure date. Airline Seating: Not all airlines offer pre assigned seats. Some may charge for pre assigned seats. Any additional charge imposed by airlines will be at guests’ expense. Where pre-assigned seats are not offered or different seats are desired, guests must contact airline(s) direct to arrange seating assignments. Seating is solely under the airline’s control, as are itinerary changes due to flight delays and schedule changes. Trafalgar reserves the right to offer alternative schedules for itineraries affected by airline schedule changes and equipment. Flight delays, flight cancellation and schedule changes are the responsibility of the airline. Trafalgar will not be responsible or liable for such delays or rescheduling. Price Changes: Airlines and other travel providers (including Trafalgar) change pricing, and itineraries from time to time. Prior to your booking and paying for travel, all prices and itineraries in this brochure are subject to change at any time. Guest Changes: Changes to flight itineraries and name changes may result in penalties charged by the airline. These are the guest responsibility. Airline Special Requests Seat assignment and special meal requests can be requested at time of booking. Trafalgar does not assure the request will be granted. Frequent Flyer miles can be accrued on most air carriers. Upgrades using mileage is not permitted. Many airlines do not automatically add frequent flyer numbers to records for flights booked and ticketed by Trafalgar. It is therefore the guest responsibility to request frequent flyer credit from the airline. Trafalgar shall not be responsible for matters concerning frequent flyer miles. GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS Guided Holiday Prices: Are based on costs, charges, tariffs, rates, prices, taxes, levies, exchange rates and other considerations as of the production date of this brochure (see back cover). All are subject to change. No surcharges regarding cost or currency fluctuations will be made to the LAND only price once the deposit is received. However, airport taxes, fuel surcharges and taxes, charges and levies imposed by an government or agencies may be passed on at any time, even after the deposit is received or holiday paid for. No refund will be made on account of reduction of any of the above. If the total guided holiday price increases by more than 10%, guests will have the option to cancel the guided holiday within 7 days of notification of the surcharge without penalty. All prices are in South African Rand unless specified. Other Fees and Taxes: Taxes and fees are subject to change without notice and will be confirmed at time of booking. Any additional fees charged by the airlines such as baggage handling (visit www.trafalgar.com/baggage for details), seat selections, and/or any other services are the sole responsibility of the guest(s). Additional air-related restrictions apply. Guided Holiday Participation: On all guided holidays children under 5 years of age are not eligible to travel. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult, who will be responsible for their welfare and supervision. Trafalgar seeks to provide a safe, enjoyable and memorable travel experience for all guests. Trafalgar welcomes guests with special needs or disabilities. Please note the following: • Guests must advise Trafalgar, in advance, as early as possible, of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodating. Trafalgar will make reasonable modifications to its policies, practices and procedures when necessary, unless doing so will fundamentally alter the nature of the services provided. • Guests must ensure they are medically and physically able to travel. • Trafalgar may impose safety requirements. Trafalgar may exclude an individual from participating in a guided holiday or an activity if the individual’s participation poses a direct threat to health or safety of others that cannot be eliminated by a reasonable modification of policies, practices or procedures or by the provision of auxiliary aids and services. This decision to exclude an individual will be based on an individualized assessment based on reasonable judgment that relies on current medical evidence or on the best available objective evidence to determine the nature, duration and severity of the risk, the probability that potential injury will occur and whether reasonable modifications of policies, practices or procedures will mitigate the risk. • Trafalgar does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as eating, toileting or dressing). A traveller who requires services of a personal nature (eating, toileting or dressing, as examples) should consider bringing a companion to provide such assistance and must understand that other travellers, Travel Directors and Trafalgar Staff will not be available for such purpose. • Regrettably, motorized scooters are not allowed on guided holidays. Trafalgar does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention must be sought at a local facility, if available, at the guest’s expense. Trafalgar is not responsible or liable for losses or costs incurred due to unavailability of medical services, or medical services obtained while on holiday, or for the quality of the care or services received. Some guided holidays include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the guided holiday, Trafalgar may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities which Trafalgar does not control. Trafalgar cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for guests travelling on international guided holidays. Many Optional Excursions are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Trafalgar. These are not part of the package holiday provided by us. Your contract will be with the operator of the excursion. We are not responsible for providing of the excursion, or anything that happens during the excursion. Some excursions involve outdoor activities and/or can be physically demanding. You must make your own decisions about excursions and participate only in activities that suit your physical ability. We recommend you check whether any insurance you have also includes your participation in adventure activities you may undertake. Trafalgar may, in its sole discretion, decline booking any guest or remove any guest who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Trafalgar’s terms and conditions. When you make a booking, you accept responsibility for the proper conduct of all members of your party during your stay. We reserve the right at any time to terminate the travel arrangements and/or cease to deal with any party member(s) whose behaviour, in the reasonable opinion of us or our suppliers, may cause danger, upset, disruption or distress to anyone else or damage to property. Full cancellation charges will apply and no refund will be made. We shall have no obligation to pay compensation or meet any costs or expenses (including but not limited to alternative accommodation and return transportation arrangements) guest may incur as a result of the travel arrangements being terminated. If you damage the accommodation in which you are staying or any property, you must reimburse the accommodation provider or property owner concerned for the cost of the damage before the end of your stay if the cost has been established by then or as soon as it has been established if later. You must indemnify us for the full amount of any claim (also including legal costs) made against us. Criminal proceedings may be instigated. Trafalgar is not responsible for any costs incurred concerning a guest removed from a guided holiday or aircraft, ship or train. Guests agree not to hold Trafalgar or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms and conditions. Young Traveller Discount: The Young Traveller must be under age 18 on the holiday departure date, and must be accompanied by an adult, sharing a twin room. The Young Traveller must be the specified age at the start of travel to be eligible for the discount. This discount cannot be combined with our Travel With Family and Friends Discount. Please see ’Sensational Savings’ for details. Itinerary Variations: Trafalgar strives to improve guided holiday itineraries, services and features. If improvements can be made, or if circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods multiple departures may operate, sometimes in reverse order; hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages. On guided holidays which include cruises, the ship may be changed for operational reasons. Departures in early and late season are potentially operated in cool weather conditions. As a result, itinerary variations may occur. Certain activities may not be precisely as described or may not be available due to seasonality or weather conditions. We try to notify you or your travel agent of changes. If your enjoyment may be diminished by such limitations, please check with us or your Travel Agent before making a reservation. Trafalgar’s ‘Be My Guest’ experiences are unique and take place in singular exclusive locations. In the unlikely event that our local hosts are unable to welcome Trafalgar guests, Trafalgar will attempt to find an alternate experience or a highlight meal will be provided in place of the ‘Be My Guest’ experience. Holidays & Changes: During local or national holidays, certain facilities such as museums, sightseeing trips and shopping may be limited or unavailable. In such instances itinerary changes are made by Trafalgar seeking to reduce inconvenience to guests. Such changes are deemed not to be a major change to the itinerary, and no compensation will be payable to guests. Holidays, closing days and other circumstances may necessitate a change of the day of the week for scheduled highlight dinners, sightseeing or other activities. If, you feel your enjoyment might be diminished by any of these circumstances please check with the respective national tourist office before selecting a specific departure date. Extended stays: If you arranged with us to remain at a destination before or after your guided holiday, your stay will be at your sole expense as is the transfer to either the hotel or airport. Please see the ‘Extend Your Stay in Gateway Cities’ section for a list of pre and post guided holiday accommodation. Space is limited and if available is for up to three nights before and/or after each guided holiday. Breakfast and luggage handling is not included unless otherwise noted. Trafalgar does not provide complimentary transfers for guests booking pre-and post-night accommodations. However, inexpensive airport transfers can be purchased from Trafalgar. If your extra night accommodation is not the hotel where your guided holiday begins or ends, you will be responsible for your transfer arrangements at your own expense. For your comfort: Trafalgar operates a daily seat rotation system and enforces a strict no smoking and no alcohol policy on board motorcoaches. Regular comfort stops are made on travelling days. Many hotels, restaurants, trains, cruises and other venues are 100% smoke free. Guided Holiday Cancellation: Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any guided holiday departure in any circumstances, including in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made by Trafalgar any time prior to departure date of the guided holiday except when you failed to pay the final balance on time, Trafalgar will either refund the amount received for the guided holiday booking, or offer a comparable holiday if available. (Trafalgar will refund any difference in price if the alternative is of a lower price however, the Guest will be responsible for additional costs if the alternative is priced higher.) Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations and is not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on other travel arrangements including air tickets. Travel Insurance: Trafalgar recommends that all guests purchase comprehensive Travel Insurance. Certain countries have a requirement for foreign visitors to have valid medical insurance on entry. Trafalgar cannot be held responsible for denied entry if a guest is unable to provide details to authorities of insurance or denial of entry for any reason. Disclaimer of Warranties: The Operator warrants only that the services shall be generally, though in view of the vagaries of travel, not necessarily precisely, as described, and subject to changes and the other terms and conditions herein. All other warranties, express and implied, including warranties of fitness for a specific purpose and merchantability are expressly excluded. There is no warranty that extends beyond the description of the face hereof. Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all the benefits of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay to guests and luggage. Enrolment in and payment for a guided holiday shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the guest of the terms and conditions in this brochure. These cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. Trafalgar Tours Pty Ltd Limited Role Trafalgar Tours Pty Ltd is only responsible for the services of reservations and ticketing. It does not accept any responsibility or liability for any of the acts, omissions or defaults, whether negligent or otherwise, of any of the companies of the Trafalgar group of companies. All matters arising in relation to the services provided by Trafalgar Tours Pty Ltd., but not in respect of other things, are subject to the law of South Africa. Errors and Omissions: In the case of computer or human billing errors, we reserve the right to re-invoice participants with correct billing. We try to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of printing. However Trafalgar shall not be held responsible for printing or typographic errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. Airline(s) do not by virtue of being referred to in this brochure represent itself or themselves as contracting with or as having any legal relationship with any purchaser of a holiday from Trafalgar. All bookings made with any provider of transport, facilities, meals, other goods or of any services are subject to terms and conditions imposed by them in relation to matters not covered particularly and expressly by our agreement with the above mentioned Operator. If you decide you do not want to visit a country or part of a country you intended to visit due to any law, condition or requirement of any government or government authority, official, servant or agent, you are responsible for any costs, expenses, charges, fees, losses or damage incurred, and any cancellation or amendment fees. None of the companies in the Trafalgar group of companies, or any of their servants or agents, accept responsibility or liability for your acts, omissions, defaults, conduct, state of health, condition or circumstances. COMPLAINT PROCEDURES & CONSUMER PROTECTION Complaint Procedure: If you have a problem during your holiday please inform Trafalgar’s Travel Director/Local Representative immediately, who will try to put things right. If the matter was not resolved locally, please write to Trafalgar’s Guest Relations Department at the address below it is important that you provide us the information quickly. Please quote your booking reference number and all relevant information. Failure to follow this procedure may delay or deny us the opportunity to investigate and rectify the problem, which may affect the way your complaint is dealt with and your rights under this contract. Data Protection: To process your guided holiday booking, Trafalgar will need to use personal information for you and guests in your booking. Personal information may include each guest’s name, address, phone number, email address, passport number, credit/debit card number and sensitive information such as health, medical, dietary, mobility, religious or other special requirements. This personal information may be passed on to other suppliers of your travel arrangements in addition to public authorities (such as customs and immigration), security and credit checking organizations, and otherwise as required by law. We may need to provide personal information to contractors who provide services to or for us (e.g., sending mail, processing payments, providing marketing assistance). This may involve sending personal information (including sensitive information) to other countries that may not afford the same level of protection of personal information. In making your booking, you consent to your personal data being passed to relevant third parties as set out above. We may also use the personal information you provide us to review and improve the guided holidays and services that we offer, and to contact you (by post, email and/or phone) about other guided holidays and services offered by Trafalgar that you may be interested in. If you don’t want to receive this information or want a copy of the personal information we hold about you, write to us at Trafalgar Tours Pty Ltd, Attn. Marketing Department, P.O. Box 413786, Craighall, Gauteng 2024, RSA. Trafalgar may charge a fee for supplying you with this information as permitted by law. The booking conditions set out herein are in compliance with existing legislation and regulations as at the date of publication hereof. Should any further legislation and/or regulations be promulgated subsequent to the aforesaid date that may render any provision of the booking conditions and/or the performance thereof in contravention of the law, the relevant contravening provision/s shall be deemed to have been severed from the balance of the booking terms with immediate effect and without further notice to ensure compliance of the booking conditions with all new legislation. OTHER CONDITIONS Each guest is required to comply with the terms, conditions, requirements, laws, rules and/or regulations of any service provider, or any country or governmental authority, and shall be liable for any such non-compliance. Booking Arrangements: Your booking arrangements can be made through your Travel Agent, or with us directly. When you make a booking you must be at least 18 years of age at the time of booking. You are guaranteeing that you understand and have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of yourself and all members of your party the terms of these booking conditions. We will deal only with the lead booking name in all subsequent correspondence and dealings. You are responsible for making all payments due, ensuring the accuracy of all personal details and other information supplied in respect of yourself and your party, notifying us of any changes or cancellations and for receiving correspondence and keeping your party informed. Additional Optional Excursions: With Trafalgar, you will enjoy many famous highlights as included features on your guided holiday, at no extra cost. An exciting array of additional Optional Excursions and Activities may be made available to further enhance your experience. These Excursions and Activities are optional, and are offered at special preferential prices. They can be booked only after you start your guided holiday, as many of them are carefully programmed to coincide with highlights available at the time of your visit. A detailed list and cost of these will be included in your travel documentation. You can book and pay for them through your Travel Director, by cash or credit card. Optional excursions may vary due to seasonal conditions and require minimum guest participation. Prices are subject to change without notice. Please also see the relevant section of "Guided Holiday Participation" regarding limitation (exclusion) of our liability for optional excursions operated by independent third party suppliers. We recommend that you review information provided by the South African Department of International Relations and Co-operation prior to making your booking by visiting their website www.dirco.gov.za for the latest information. We strongly recommend that you familiarize yourself with the latest Government Consular advice and information regarding the country you intend to visit. It is advised that you register your details prior to departure on the Registration of South Africans Abroad website www.ROSA.gov.za RESPONSIBILITY Complete Agreement: These booking conditions together with terms expressly incorporated into this contract represent the entire agreement between the parties. Changes: The Operator shall be responsible to the guest for supplying the services and accommodations described in this brochure, except where they cannot be supplied or the itinerary is changed due to delays or other causes of whatever kind or nature beyond the Operator’s control. In such circumstances, the Operator will seek to supply comparable services, accommodations and itineraries and there shall be no refund in these circumstances. Disclaimer of Liability: Neither the Operator nor its agents or affiliated entities shall be responsible or liable for cancellations, acts of other service providers, diversions or substitution of equipment or any act, variation, postponement, omission or default by air carriers, land carriers, hoteliers or hotels, transportation companies, or any other persons providing services or accommodations to guests including any results thereof, such as changes in services, accommodations or facilities. Nor shall they be liable for loss or damage to baggage or property, or for injury, illness or death, or for any damages or claims whatsoever arising from loss, negligence or delay from the act, error, omission default or negligence of any person not its direct employee or under its exclusive control, including any act, error, omission, default, or negligence of any country, government or governmental authority, officer or employee. Trafalgar shall not be liable for indirect, special or consequential damages. All baggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the guided holiday participant. Trafalgar recommends that guest obtain baggage insurance. After return at the end of the guided holiday, if lost articles are found and returned to the owner, a service fee will be charged. The Travel Directors, carriers, hotels and other suppliers who provide services on guided holiday are independent contractors; they are not agents, employees or servants of the Operator or its TRAFALGAR TOURS PTY LTD associated companies. All certificates and other travel documents for services 3rd Floor, The Travel House, 4-6 Hood Street, Rosebank, 2196 R.S.A. issued by the Operator are subject to the terms and conditions specified Telephone Numbers: 011) 280 8400 Fax: (011) 280 8410 by the carriers and suppliers and to the laws of the countries in which the services are supplied. Carriage by sea is subject to the Carrier’s Conditions of Postal address: PO Box 413786, Craighall 2024, R.S.A. Carriage which are expressly incorporated into this contract, copies of which Docex Address: Docex 122, Randburg are available upon request. The Operator is not responsible for any criminal or Tour Operators: Trafalgar Tours Limited, Picquet House, St Peter Port, other conduct by third parties, whether criminal, intentional, grossly negligent, Guernsey, GY1 1AF, Channel Islands negligent or otherwise. Destination America Inc, 801 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, California 92805 Safety: Where the guest occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, The Trafalgar group of companies has Marketing/Sales/Administrative offices/ neither the Operator nor its agents or co-operating organisations or service providers will be liable for any injury, illness or death or for any loss or damages agents in: Australia, Canada, China, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia,New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand and the USA. not being worn at the time of such an accident or incident. This exclusion and For further information visit our website at: limitation of liability shall not be used to imply that the Operator or its agents www.trafalgar.com or affiliated entities are liable in other circumstances. This brochure supersedes any other prior brochure on the market. International Treaties: Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to See back cover for brochure version and print date. be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time guests are Major Credit Card Accepted not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international convention which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for 55 S L I DAY AW A GUIDED HOLIDAYS & CITY BREAKS 2013 H EUROPE & BRITAIN WINN G IN RD O EUROPE & BRITAIN November 2012 To April 2013 AUTUMN, WINTER & SPRING 2013 EUROPE AND BRITAIN GREA S AW A SOUTH AMERICA WINN L I DAY WITH MEXICO & COSTA RICA 2013 S 2013 WITH HAWAII, ALASKA, MEXICO, COSTA RICA & PANAMA RD O H USA & CANADA WINN L I DAY G IN H 2013 EUROPE, THE AmERicAS, AUSTRAliA & nEW ZEAlAnD RD O G IN at leisure AW A SAVINGT S To order any of our new 2013 brochures visit our website: www.trafalgar.com FREE DVD including Watch & see what a guided vacation is all about. Discover the magic of the Trafalgar experience with our free DVD. To order your copy, ask your Travel Agent or visit www.trafalgar.com Trafalgar 3rd Floor, The Travel House, 4-6 Hood Avenue, Rosebank, 2196 R.S.A. Travel Agent Reservations Telephone Numbers: (011) 280 8400 Fax: (011) 280 8410 Docex Address: Docex 122, Randburg For further information, no one is better qualified to give you expert advice than your Travel Agent! Trafalgar is a member of the familyowned The Travel Corporation and is renowned and trusted for its outstanding quality, service, value, reliability and financial stability. www.TheTravelCorporation.com Printed in SA 1st Edition SA, 31 August 2012 Even more ways to keep in touch: facebook.com/TrafalgarTravel @TrafalgarTalk TrafalgarBlog.com pinterest.com/TrafalgarTravel