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EUROPE, THE AMERICAS, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, CHINA & VIETNAM

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Your key to discovering the world at your leisure

Taste, create and bottle your own personal blend of wine to take home from a private session with the winemaker at a California winery. Experience a breathtaking sunset at Australia’s Uluru (Ayers Rock). Meet the performers backstage after a spectacular cultural show in Xi’an, China. And become ‘family’ while savouring a home-cooked meal at a private Tuscan villa in Italy. That’s just a sample of the authentic experiences you can look forward to when you travel At Leisure with Trafalgar. These relaxed-pace journeys combine the very best of guided holidays with the freedom to explore each incredible destination on your own. If you want to delve deeper and discover more, we invite you to unlock the world at your leisure.

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Ravenswood Winery, California, USA

CONTENTS At Leisure....................................................................... 4-5 Our destinations............................................................ 6-7 The ultimate way to travel............................................ 8-9 It's the people that make the difference................ 10-11 Sightseeing................................................................ 12-13 Be My Guest dining.................................................. 14-15 Dining experiences................................................... 16-17 Accommodation........................................................ 18-19 Savings & Discounts.................................................. 20-21

Europe & Eastern Mediterranean Rome & Tuscan Highlights....................................... 22-23 Milan & Italian Treasures.......................................... 24-25 Great Italian Cities..................................................... 26-27 Italian Concerto......................................................... 28-29 Italian Glory................................................................ 30-31 Corsica & Sardinia – NEW. ....................................... 32-33 Best of Scotland........................................................ 34-35 Scenic Ireland............................................................. 36-37 Paris & Provence . ..................................................... 38-39 Best of Holland, Belgium & Luxembourg............... 40-41 Sound of Music.......................................................... 42-43 Highlights of Austria, Slovenia & Croatia................ 44-45 Bohemian Highlights – NEW.................................... 46-47 Prague, Vienna & Budapest..................................... 48-49 Wonders of St Petersburg & Moscow..................... 50-51 Egypt – Cairo & Sharm el Sheik............................... 52-53 Greek Island Hopper – NEW.................................... 54-55

USA & Canada Canada’s Rockies with optional Calgary Stampede..................................................... 56-57 Canada’s Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer with optional Calgary Stampede NEW............................ 58-59 San Francisco & Wine Country Delights................. 60-61 Great East Coast Cities............................................. 62-63 East Coast Town & Country Retreat – NEW........... 64-65 Tastes & Sounds of the South – NEW..................... 66-67 Golden West Contrasts with optional Disneyland® Extension.............................................. 68-69

Santorini, Greece

South America Glimpse of South America....................................... 70-71 Best of South America.............................................. 72-74 Brazilian Amazon & Easter Island extensions.............. 75

Asia Classic China – NEW................................................. 76-77 Highlights of Vietnam – NEW................................... 78-79

Australia & New Zealand Discover Australia...................................................... 80-81 Southern Icons – NEW. ............................................. 82-83 Australia & New Zealand Panorama . ..................... 84-85

Travel Information Hotels......................................................................... 86-87 Transfers, Extra Night Hotels, Gold Seal Additional Protection & Express Check-in.............. 88-89 Things to Know, Customised Groups & Booking Conditions.............................................. 90-91

Proudly using 100% recycled paper Trafalgar, as part of The Travel Corporation, is proud to be using 100% recycled paper for the body of our brochures. Some of the positive impacts of this include saving more than 67,000* trees per year and reducing landfill waste that produces harmful greenhouse gases. In addition, the paper used is rated “Excellent” by the World Wildlife Federation’s (WWF) environmental benchmarking tool. We are proud to commit to using one of the most environmentally friendly coated recycled papers on Planet Earth.

Prague, Czech Republic

*Calculations based on data from the Environmental Defense Fund.

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An inspired way TO TRAVEL THE WORLD Trafalgar’s At Leisure holidays transport you deep into the local landscape and lifestyle, while unlocking a unique insider’s perspective on the cultures, customs and cuisines you encounter along the way. They are designed to provide the relaxing benefits of a fully guided holiday, plus the time to explore on your own. From sleeping in, to enjoying off-the-beatenpath excursions, At Leisure doesn’t just unlock the treasures of each amazing destination – it’s the key to discovering them at your own pace. Some of the ways Trafalgar's At Leisure creates a refreshingly different holiday experience: • With all accommodation included, enjoy stays of two to three nights on average and up to six nights in some destinations, so you spend minimal time unpacking. • With all transport included, you'll depart no earlier than 9am on most travelling days. • Plenty of free time to explore on your own. • In-depth sightseeing with Trafalgar’s knowledgeable Travel Directors, Local Experts and Local Guides. • Smaller, more intimate groups for locally guided sightseeing in select locations. • Authentic local dining, including our exclusive Be My Guest dining experiences. • In select locations on At Leisure holidays in the USA & Canada, Your Choice Dining offers a variety of local restaurants to choose from. Combine all of this with our planning expertise, local knowledge and unrivalled value for money, and you will discover that At Leisure provides the ultimate holiday for the independent-minded traveller.

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland

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Unlock the treasures OF THE WORLD

Cruise the canals in Venice, Italy

EUROPE & EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN When you travel At Leisure in Europe, you’ll have time to linger in each amazing destination and at every fascinating sight as we reveal its rich history, vivid pageantry, intriguing customs and glorious scenery. You’ll enjoy a leisurely journey through quaint villages and vibrant cities, experiencing it all from an insider’s perspective. You’ll get to explore on your own in great cities like Rome, Venice, Paris, Brussels, Vienna and Budapest. And enjoy unique experiences like a cooking class with a local chef just outside Nîmes in the south of France. Choose from 17 At Leisure holidays spanning Britain, Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

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USA & CANADA

Central Park, New York City, USA

North America is a continent full of natural marvels as well as some of the world’s most exciting and diverse cities. Our At Leisure holidays take you to the heart of a destination to reveal its wonders from an insider’s perspective. Like the fun, interactive presentation on Rocky Mountain wildlife from our Local Expert in Jasper National Park. Or learning the secrets of Creole cuisine at a cooking class in New Orleans’ French Quarter. Plus, you’ll have ample free time to immerse yourself in the endless attractions of great cities like San Francisco, Las Vegas, Boston, New York and Washington, D.C. Choose from seven At Leisure itineraries in North America.

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

Sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock), Australia

Australia and New Zealand’s friendly, welcoming cities, stunning landscapes and fascinating indigenous cultures make them the perfect destinations to explore at a leisurely pace. You’ll take in the famous sights like Uluru (Ayers Rock), Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef and Rotorua’s extraordinary thermal springs. You'll also gain deeper insights into these amazing places from Local Experts, be they a marine naturalist explaining the ecology of the Reef, or a Maori guide walking you through the history and customs of New Zealand’s first people. And you'll relish having entire days to yourself to explore cities like multicultural Melbourne, spectacular Sydney and adventure-packed Queenstown. Choose from three At Leisure itineraries in Australia and New Zealand.

SOUTH AMERICA

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

ASIA Uncover the wonders of China and Vietnam in holidays that give you time to absorb and appreciate the rich culture and history of these incredible lands, with unique encounters with the locals that you’ll never forget. In Vietnam, join a local chef to take part in a private cooking class. Learn about Vietnamese food culture and cooking techniques, whilst making sensational seasonal dishes you then enjoy for dinner. And in China, spend a whole day discovering the delights of glittering Shanghai. Shop for designer fashions, browse museums or simply soak up the atmosphere of this cosmopolitan city. There are two At Leisure holidays to choose from in Asia.

With its mystical cultures, passionate people and spectacular landscapes, South America is a land of magical possibilities and you can uncover the mysteries of this exotic destination through our fabulous At Leisure itineraries. They include the iconic sights and sounds of South America, but also insider experiences like our Be My Guest dinner at the home of an Argentine family, and a visit to a Chilean winery for the ultimate vine-to-glass wine experience with the winemaker. Plus, you'll have ample opportunity to explore on your own in the buzzing cities of Buenos Aires, Santiago and Rio de Janeiro. Choose from two At Leisure holidays in South America.

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Explore, relax & enjoy THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY When you travel At Leisure, you’ll enjoy all the advantages of our vast experience in creating exceptional holidays, as well as the time to go your own way in each remarkable destination. It’s the perfect balance and you’ll find it a unique and far more enriching experience than you could ever have on your own.

STAY A WHILE To enhance your enjoyment, we plan each itinerary with an average of two and often three nights in each destination – up to six nights in some! This gives you time to feel more a part of the local culture and deepen your understanding of the people, places and stories of each city or region you visit. Plus, with longer stays at each stop on your itinerary, you’ll have minimal packing and unpacking.

Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

INCREDIBLE VALUE We're committed to making sure you get the most out of your travel experience, so our At Leisure holidays are full of included features and experiences. From wonderful Highlight meals like our Stargazing Dinner in the Egyptian desert, to exclusive activities like learning how to make traditional Guinness Stew at an Irish farmhouse, Trafalgar delivers truly incredible value. It’s an experience far more rewarding than you could ever have on your own!

Sydney, Australia

FIRST CLASS TRAVEL HIGHLIGHTS On every At Leisure itinerary you'll enjoy a range of First Class inclusions that give you outstanding value for money. • First Class hotel accommodation featuring two-bedded rooms and private facilities. • All hotel tips*, baggage handling, service charges and local taxes. • Travel by luxury, air-conditioned coach featuring reclining seats and an on-board* restroom. • The services of one of our professional Travel Directors throughout your journey. • A stylish travel wallet and travel documents. • Return scheduled flights.^ • Complimentary airport transfers on the arrival and departure days of your trip, conditions apply – see page 87 for details. * Hotel tips not included in China and Vietnam. Reclining seats and on-board restroom are not featured on coaches in China, Vietnam and select locations in South America.

Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply.

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Colourful streets in La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

TREADRIGHT FOUNDATION Protecting the places we visit and cultures we interact with is important to Trafalgar. We are committed to supporting sustainable tourism initiatives and protecting the destinations we visit to ensure they remain vibrant for future generations of 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.

The Great Wall of China

THE ULTIMATE IN COACH TRAVEL You’ll find every journey with At Leisure blissfully hassle free. Unlike travelling on your own, there’s no need to read maps and timetables or worry about foreign road rules, parking or directions. Relax in comfort and safety on-board modern coaches, as you’re chauffeur-driven from your hotel doorstep to the major sights and attractions. Enjoy your Travel Director’s captivating insider’s view on the history, culture and geography of each region. And see the glorious scenery through panoramic windows from your coach’s high vantage point. Trafalgar coaches emit less carbon or greenhouse gas per guest than car travel, so you know you’re doing your part for the environment. For more information see page 90.

Travel in style and comfort

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It's the people

THAT MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

We know that it’s the people you meet on your trip that turn a great holiday into one that’s truly memorable. That's why we make sure you get to meet and mingle with the locals. From charismatic entertainers to skilled artisans, they all help add an extra special spark to an unforgettable journey.

THE FINEST TRAVEL DIRECTORS We pride ourselves on having some of the finest and most experienced Travel Directors in the world. These friendly professionals have the local knowledge to do what the guidebooks can’t – give you a true insider’s perspective on each destination. As well as smoothly checking you in at hotels and ensuring your luggage is delivered to your room, they can also suggest ways to spend your free time.

LOCAL GUIDES

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To further enhance your experience, Local Guides will join you in various destinations to share stories and knowledge of their hometowns and local traditions. In New York City, your Local Guide will give you the insider's view of Manhattan's many remarkable features, including Times Square and Rockefeller Center. And in Xi'an, China, your guide will reveal the fascinating story behind the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Terra Cotta Warriors - a collection of nearly 8,000 sculptures portraying the legendary army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang.

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At select locations, you will enjoy the company of Local Experts such as indigenous storytellers, professional naturalists, geologists, historians and other specialists in their field. Their talks will give you real insights into the local history and culture in such diverse destinations as Australia’s iconic Sydney Opera House, San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury ‘Flower Power’ neighbourhood, and the vast labyrinth of tunnels used by the VietCong fighters in Cu Chi during the Vietnam War.

EXPERIENCED COACH DRIVERS

Explore Paris at your own pace

You will be chauffeured by the friendliest, most professional Coach Drivers in the business. Chalking up thousands of miles and years of experience, they are truly adept at providing you with the smoothest ride. You’ll find them dedicated to your comfort and safety.

Pounamu (New Zealand Greenstone), Queenstown, New Zealand

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Join the conversation!

Haight Ashbury, San Francisco, USA

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

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SHARE THE FUN WITH NEW FRIENDS Your At Leisure holiday gives you the opportunity to share your experiences and make friends with a diverse mix of English-speaking travellers from countries such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore, the UK, USA and Canada. As you enjoy good times and make new discoveries together, you’ll find the group camaraderie truly enriches your holiday experience.

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The Acropolis, Athens, Greece

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Sightseeing experiences THAT YOU'LL TREASURE FOREVER Your At Leisure holiday is full of authentic local discoveries. The hidden places off-the-beaten-path, the local people you wouldn’t otherwise meet and the traditions you may never experience travelling by yourself. You’ll enjoy the deeper insights we provide through our fully-guided sightseeing. Plus, you’ll have ample free time to delve further into each amazing place on your own. It all adds up to richer sightseeing experiences that you'll never forget.

EXCLUSIVE HIDDEN TREASURES  G Sometimes, the most amazing sights are just around the corner, but how would you know where to look or that they were even there? Even with time to search, you may never find these secret gems. But our Travel Directors know them and they love to reveal these Hidden Treasures on every At Leisure itinerary. Exclusive to Trafalgar, these surprise experiences would never happen if you were travelling on your own.

FASCINATING LOCAL SPECIALITIES  I Our Local Specialities featuring local artisans, give you the opportunity to learn about the unique crafts or traditions of the places you visit. In Venice, witness the traditional art of glass-blowing or in Rio, learn about Brazilian gems and see them transformed into sparkling jewels. Taste America’s most famous whiskey, Jack Daniels, and see how it is created from start to finish. While in Vietnam, learn the art of Tai Chi on board a traditional Vietnamese Junk boat.

SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING m In select locations, you’ll benefit from locally guided sightseeing with small, intimate groups generally no larger than 25 guests.

Bow River, Canada

STATE-OF-THE-ART AUDIO HEADSETS  J With At Leisure sightseeing in Europe, North America, Asia and South America, we provide state-of-the-art audio headsets that allow you to explore at your own pace while still listening to your guide’s commentary. No need to even stand nearby. You’ll hear every word with complete clarity so you can simply relax, wander and take it all in.

FLEXIBLE FREE TIME CHOICES

Glass-blowing in Venice, Italy

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With plenty of free time, each At Leisure itinerary is planned to give you the most flexibility in choosing how to spend it. If you don’t have definite plans, your Travel Director is always there to help with insider tips on local activities, attractions and off-the-beaten-path sights.

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On every itinerary, we offer a range of Optional Excursions that allow you to further enhance your experience should you so choose. Optional Excursions offer unforgettable highlights at the most competitive prices. Payment for these, is made to your Travel Director by credit card or cash (in the local currency). For instance, in Banff you could take an eyepopping scenic helicopter flight over the Canadian Rockies. Or perhaps in Paris, you could enjoy the sensational Moulin Rouge cabaret from some of the best seats in the house. For a full list, go to the itinerary pages at www.trafalgar.com

Our Unique Insights in Europe and the USA will take you deeper into the local social and cultural landscape than you might have expected. On select itineraries, you’ll visit interesting places that are unique to a particular region. In Rome, follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and da Vinci when visiting the Vatican Museums. Ascend the step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante, in a part of the Vatican not open to the public.

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Be My Guest YOUR EXCLUSIVE INVITATION TO DINE Trafalgar captures the true essence of the destination with its exclusive Be My Guest dining experiences. You’ll be welcomed into private homes, working farms, wineries and other family-run establishments for a true taste of local culture made possible only through Trafalgar’s arrangements with your hosts. Here are just some of the Be My Guest experiences you could enjoy on your At Leisure holiday:

VILLA IL LECCIO, TUSCANY, ITALY

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Lifesaver on Bondi Beach, Australia

A warm welcome awaits you at the Landi family villa where you’ll dine on a magnificent home-cooked Italian feast. As you sip an aperitif, enjoy a walk through the gardens with its olive trees and magnificent views over the Tuscan hills before indulging your taste-buds in a delicious meal of regional specialities and local Chianti wines.

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

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In Buenos Aires, be welcomed by a local family, as they share their family recipes in their kitchen. You will smell and taste the fresh produce, herbs and spices used to prepare the evening meal. You'll discover the secrets of kneading country bread and even try your hand at it yourself before savouring the completed meal together.

Provence, France

NICHOLSON RANCH WINERY, CALIFORNIA B Nestled in the foothills of the prized grape-growing region of Sonoma Valley, you’ll enjoy a personal tour of the family-run Nicholson Ranch Winery with one of the winemakers. Sample estate-produced wines followed by an alfresco gourmet meal.

Enjoy locally grown favourites at Nicholson Ranch Winery, California, USA

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Join the owner of a family winery in southern France whose great grandfather was made a Baron by Napoleon. Sip an 'apéro' as a member of the family, Faverot de Kerbrech tells of the domaine's wine and history. Then enjoy a tour of the winery, a wine tasting and a mouthwatering array of Provençal dishes for lunch. Learn the secrets of bread making in Argentina

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Tuscany, Italy

BONDI BEACH, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

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Enjoy an iconic Australian experience with lunch hosted by a real Surf Lifesaver overlooking Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach. After an exclusive tour of Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club, settle back to take in the views and enjoy lunch at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen's Club.

BEIJING, CHINA

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Travel by rickshaw to the traditional Hutong home of a local family in Beijing for an authentic home-made meal. They will welcome you into their home where you’ll dine on a delicious lunch of local cuisine prepared just for you. Visit www.trafalgar.com to read more about these superb experiences – it’s sure to whet your appetite!

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Dining experiences TO BE SAVOURED AT LEISURE Your At Leisure holiday presents you with wonderful opportunities to experience the true flavours of the regions you visit. Whether it’s an included meal or when you’re free to make your own plans, we make sure your culinary journey is tasty, authentic and hassle free.

WELCOME RECEPTION AND FAREWELL DINNER  E On the first night of your At Leisure holiday, your Travel Director will host a Welcome Reception where you can meet your fellow travellers and get to know them over a drink and appetisers featuring local flavours. And at the end of your trip, you’ll get together for a memorable Farewell Dinner to say goodbye to your newfound friends and toast to an unforgettable holiday.

BREAKFAST DAILY Your breakfast is included daily on every At Leisure itinerary. Wake up to a delicious buffet selection including hot favourites like eggs, bacon and sausage as well as cereals, pastries and fruit.* A traditional cooked breakfast is served while staying in Scotland and Ireland.

Taste authentic flavours while dining amongst the locals

*Buffet selections will vary in Asia.

Dine on delicious regional cuisine, like French Onion Soup

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Share a toast in true local style

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Trafalgar includes a variety of Highlight Meals, where you’ll dine on amazing regional cuisine at your hotel or a local restaurant distinctive to the area you are visiting. These meals are often accompanied by local beer, wine and soft drinks. A true highlight on your itinerary, we have sourced the best local dining experiences that will leave you wanting more. A wonderful example is at a famous Napa Valley cooking school, where you will join top chefs in preparing a fourcourse gourmet meal and then dine on the delicious result!

Your Highlight Dinner in Sonoma, California starts with a fun, hands-on cooking class!

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Your holiday includes select lunches and dinners, often featuring local culinary delights. When travelling in certain wine-growing regions of Europe and North America, locally produced wine is served with all your included hotel dinners. We intentionally leave many lunches and evening meals open, so you can make the most of your free time and discover the local cuisine on your own. If you need recommendations, your Travel Director will point you in the right direction.

YOUR CHOICE DINING K On USA & Canada At Leisure holidays, you’ll have the choice of where to dine for certain dinners on your itinerary. We've handpicked four restaurants for you to choose from, offering a variety of cuisines to suit your palate. We'll also treat you to an aperitif before dinner at your chosen restaurant.

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First Class Hotels AND A LEISURELY START TO EACH DAY With At Leisure holidays, most travel day departures are no earlier than 9am, so there won’t be a rush to check-out. And on non-travel days, you can enjoy a leisurely breakfast before exploring the local attractions within easy reach of your hotel.

A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP At Trafalgar, we know that a good night’s sleep is essential for a truly relaxing holiday. That’s why every hotel on your itinerary is carefully selected for quality, impeccable service and comfort to ensure you feel well rested every day of your trip. Your hotels are always First Class or better, and include such world-renowned names as InterContinental, Westin, Sheraton, Hilton, Marriott and Radisson Blu.

CLOSE TO ATTRACTIONS We have specially designed each itinerary to minimise your travel time and maximise your enjoyment. This means your hotels have been carefully selected to allow quick and easy access to local sights, attractions and venues. In Las Vegas, you’ll stay amid the non-stop action right on the strip. In Edinburgh you'll stay in the heart of the city, near the historic Castle and the Royal Mile. Galleries, museums and cafes are a short walk from your city centre hotel.

FREE WI-FI ACCESS Trafalgar understands that during your trip you’ll want to stay connected with family and friends. At the majority of the hotels where you’ll stay we ensure that there is access to free Wi-Fi.* *On all land based itineraries.

Omni Bedford Springs Resort, Bedford, USA

FIRST CLASS SERVICE & QUALITY ASSURED As a Trafalgar guest, you will be treated to First Class service every time. Upon arrival, you will find you have already been checked-in^, your luggage taken directly to your room and all hotel tips,* gratuities and porterage taken care of in your holiday price, leaving you with nothing else to do but relax and enjoy your visit. Each Trafalgar property is inspected and monitored by our Product Team, who ensure the meticulous standards we expect from our hotel partners are maintained for your every comfort and satisfaction. Guests in South America must register at check-in. Except China and Vietnam.

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Rio Othon Palace, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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Ambasciatori Hotel, Florence, Italy

Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, New Zealand

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Colosseum, Rome, Italy

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.

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This discount applies to the Land Only price and 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.

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 extra nights' accommodation, Egypt and South America itineraries.

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. IMPORTANT: Each holiday has a limited number of single rooms.

TRAVEL WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS Travel together and save money

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5 to 8 – SAVE 5%: If a group of 5-8 guests travel together, a discount of 5% per person applies to the LANDonly 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’ names must be advised to Trafalgar at the time of booking in order to qualify. The discount is per person only and does not apply to extra nights' accommodation, Egypt, optional itinerary extensions, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements and airport transfers. *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: 

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See www.trafalgar.com for more information.

YOUNG TRAVELLERS (5-17) Share your holiday with your family

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Take advantage of a great discount off the LAND-only 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 (5-15 for Australia & New Zealand and under the age of 13 for itineraries featuring the Rocky Mountaineer) and MUST be accompanied by an adult (limit of one Young Traveller Discount per room except on North and South America itineraries when the limit is two Young Traveller Discounts per room).

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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 extra nights' accommodation, Egypt, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements or airport transfers.

2ND TRIP DISCOUNT When you book a second Trafalgar holiday

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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 extra nights' accommodation, Egypt, optional itinerary extensions, airfares, taxes & fees, flights supplements and airport transfers.

OUTSTANDING CHOICE: With our range of partners, we can offer the best available airfares and flight times to suit you and will always aim to secure a flight that departs from your preferred local airport. Please note that depending on your destination and airline routings this may sometimes involve a change of aircraft either in the UK or abroad. WHY NOT UPGRADE YOUR FLIGHT? The service and comfort levels offered by all our scheduled airline partners are always superb, but we also know that many of our guests like to upgrade their flights to

FREQUENT TRAVELLER DISCOUNT 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.

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Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Why not enjoy enhanced legroom, wider seats, a greater choice of cuisine and in-flight entertainment? It can cost you less than you think. Often you will benefit from access to exclusive check-in facilities and reserved airport lounges in which to relax before your flight. To discuss your flight options, please contact us or your favourite travel agent who will be happy to advise the best flight times for you.

Act NOW and take full advantage of this great offer! IMPORTANT: Trafalgar’s Travel Club is not available retroactively. Only one credit is available per person, per year, and only one credit can be redeemed against each further holiday. The Trafalgar Travel Club Discount does not apply to extra nights’ accommodation, optional itinerary extensions, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements and airport transfers. For all South America itineraries, see the individual price panel on the itinerary page for the applicable discount.

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Travel with three 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 Room Reduction per person. Refer to the itinerary of your choice.

IMPORTANT: This reduction only applies to itineraries featuring the Triple Room Reduction offer. In North and South America Triple Room Reductions are based on three 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, Australasia and Asia, triple rooms will often feature one foldaway bed plus one double bed. Three adults may find these rooms small and suitcase space slightly restricted. They are generally more suitable for two adults and one child. This reduction cannot be combined with our Travel with Family and Friends discounts but can be combined with Young Traveller Discount when children are under 16 years old.

IMPORTANT: All flights are subject to availability at the time of booking and supplements may be applicable, especially if booking near to the departure date or departing from another UK gateway. Prices are based on flying from London. Please note thatTrafalgar will not be liable should you arrange your own flights. Not all itineraries include internal flights, please see itinerary pages for details.

PRIVATE DOOR TO DOOR AIRPORT TRANSFERS At Trafalgar, we believe your holiday should be PRIVATE a relaxing and hassleDOOR TO DOOR UK AIRPORT free experience from TRANSFERS INCLUDED start to finish, which is why we include a complimentary private UK airport transfer with all bookings. See page 89 for full details.

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Rome & Tuscan Highlights San Gimignano

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Visit an Agriturismo farmhouse in the heart of Tuscany for a delicious Italian meal. After a warm welcome by the family, walk through the olive groves and lemon trees and taste some of the locally produced wines and olive oils. • 5 Local Guide in Rome, Florence and Assisi. • m Small Group Sightseeing In Rome, enjoy a guided visit to the Sistine Chapel with a group size of no more than 25 guests to enhance your experience. • l Unique Insight Follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and da Vinci when visiting the Vatican Museums. Ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante, in a part of the Vatican not open to the public n Stop in Vinci - the town near where Leonardo da Vinci was born and visit a museum dedicated to the master. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

Sightseeing Highlights • Rome Sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes views of the ancient Roman Forum, the Colosseum and Circus Maximus. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and see Michelangelo’s Pieta. • San Gimignano Visit this medieval town with its ancient towers. • Siena Visit the medieval Tuscan city, home of the Palio horse race. • Pisa Visit the Square of Miracles. View the Cathedral, Leaning Tower and Baptistery. • Vinci Visit this beautiful Tuscan town named after the Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci. • Florence Admire the panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo. Your walking tour with a Local Guide takes you to Signoria Square and includes views of the Duomo, Baptistery, Ponte Vecchio and Santa Croce Basilica. • Tuscan Countryside Visit an olive grove including tastings of various varieties. • Assisi Walking tour includes a visit to St. Francis’ Basilica.

DAY 1 ARRIVE ROME E Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City! The city stands on the Tiber river and enjoys a long and celebrated history. Relax after your journey. Later, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. Then an orientation drive will show you the Tiber and St. Peter’s Basilica - a perfect introduction to the sights which await you! (WR) Hotel: Milton (F) DAY 2 ROME SIGHTSEEING – MONTECATINI (TUSCAN HILLS) (6 NIGHTS) m 5 l N Your included Small Group Sightseeing tour with a Local Guide begins at the Vatican Museums. Experience a Unique Insight in the Vatican when you ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante. Admire Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and then visit St. Peter’s Basilica to see his famous Pietà. Your tour continues in ancient Rome where you view the enormous Colosseum and the ancient Forum, once the centre of Roman rule. Later, enjoy a spectacular scenic drive through the Tuscan Hills to the spa resort of Montecatini, your home for the next six nights! (BB D) Hotel: Tamerici (F)/Francia & Quirinale (F) DAY 3 SAN GIMIGNANO AND SIENA EXCURSION Explore San Gimignano known as the ‘medieval Manhattan’, famed for its ring of towers which can be seen several kilometres from town. Shop for locally-produced delicacies and hand-painted Tuscan pottery. Later, in Siena, see the Piazza del Campo, scene of the celebrated annual Palio horse race, and the stunning marble Cathedral which dominates the town. (BB)

Dining Highlights • 8 hot buffet breakfasts. • F Highlight Lunch with wine in Montecatini. • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception including light snacks and welcome drinks with your Travel Director in Rome. n B Be My Guest dinner at an Agriturismo farmhouse. n N 1 three-course dinner with local wine. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in a trattoria in Rome.

First Class Highlights • Includes all First Class Highlights as featured on page 8. • Return scheduled flights* • UK private car door to door airport transfers

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DAY 4 PISA AND VINCI EXCURSION l B In the coastal town of Pisa see the famous Leaning Tower, the finely sculpted marble Cathedral and the ornate Baptistery. Then travel to the scenic Tuscan town of Vinci where you will hear all about the life of Leonardo da Vinci and enjoy an included visit to the Museo Leonardiano containing some of his work. Join your fellow travellers tonight for a wonderful Be My Guest dinner experience with beautiful views over the Tuscan hills. (BB BG)

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For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. Note: All discounts apply to the land only portion. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 88. 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 Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7.00am and 9.30am. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for land only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased.

tonight, celebrate the end of your holiday with your companions at a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) Hotel: Sheraton Golf Parco Dei Medici (SF) DAY 9 DEPART ROME Say ‘arrivederci Roma’ at the end of a relaxing and memorable Italian holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

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DAY 5 MONTECATINI AT LEISURE Montecatini Terme is one of Italy’s most popular thermal spa destinations, and you have the entire day to do exactly as you please! Your Travel Director will be available for suggestions on how to spend your day. (BB) DAY 6 FLORENCE EXCURSION 5 Your Local Guide gives you a fascinating account of the history of Renaissance Florence during your walking tour. See the magnificent Duomo and Piazza Signoria. View the Ponte Vecchio bridge, one of the city’s most famous landmarks. (BB) DAY 7 FLORENCE EXCURSION F Return to Florence for free time to explore this amazing city. Shop, take in the sights or join an optional excursion to the Accademia to see Michelangelo’s David - possibly the most famous sculpture in the world. This afternoon, enjoy a special Highlight Lunch in in the Chianti wine region. (BB HL) DAY 8 MONTECATINI (TUSCAN HILLS) – ASSISI – ROME 5 F Set on the slopes of Mount Subasio, Assisi is the birthplace of St. Francis. Visit the Basilica during your walking tour with a Local Guide. In Rome

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Milan & Italian Treasures Lake Como

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Dinner of delicious local specialities served in a converted 15th century convent set amongst the vineyards. • 5 Local Guide in Verona and Modena. • l Unique Insight Visit the Ferrari Museum in Maranello. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

Sightseeing Highlights▪ • Milan Orientation includes the Duomo, Galleria and La Scala. • Lake Como Visit the beautiful glacial lake. • Bergamo Visit this attractive town and admire the 15th and 16th century buildings at the Piazza del Duomo. • Lake Garda Visit the largest of Italy’s fresh water lakes, a region of exquisite natural beauty. • Bassano del Grappa Visit this town famous for its white brandy and covered bridge. • Marostica Visit the lovely 14th century town. • Sirmione View the imposing Scaligers Castle and visit the town. • Verona See Juliet’s balcony and the Roman arena with your Local Guide. • Modena Visit this city for a walking tour with a Local Guide. View the Piazza Grande, Romanesque Cathedral and Ghirlandina Tower.

DAY 1 ARRIVE MILAN (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Milan! Relax and unwind after your journey. Later, see the sights during an orientation of the city centre including the Gothic Duomo, 19th century Galleria and La Scala Opera House. This evening, meet and get to know your travelling companions and Travel Director at a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Melia Milano (SF) DAY 2 MILAN FREE TIME AND COMO EXCURSION Enjoy free time this morning to explore Milan. Later, travel to scenic Lake Como and visit Como town. Enjoy a cappuccino or a gelato in your free time before returning to Milan later in the afternoon. (BB) DAY 3 MILAN – BERGAMO – LAKE GARDA (5 NIGHTS) N Visit the ancient town of Bergamo near the foothills of the Alps. Explore the streets of the old town before continuing your journey to Lake Garda for a relaxing five-night stay. Dine at your hotel this evening. (BB D) Hotel: Villa Maria (F) DAY 4 MAROSTICA AND BASSANO DEL GRAPPA EXCURSION Your excursion starts by visiting Marostica, a beautiful 14th century town. Finish this leisurely day by visiting Bassano del Grappa, renowned for its white brandy and magnificent scenery. Return later to Lake Garda. (BB)

Dining Highlights • 8 hot buffet breakfasts. • 5 evening meals: E Welcome Reception including lights snacks and welcome drinks with your Travel Director in Milan. n N 2 three-course dinners with local wine. n B Be My Guest Dinner in a villa converted from a 15th century convent. n F Farewell Dinner with wine at a local restaurant in Milan.

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. • Return scheduled flights* • UK private car door to door airport transfers • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 9. Conditions apply, see departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo.

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Piazza del Duomo, Milan

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DAY 5 SIRMIONE AND VERONA EXCURSION 5 B Stop to see Scaligers Castle at Sirmione. In Shakespeare’s romantic city of Verona, see the Roman arena and Juliet’s balcony during your walking tour of the town with a Local Guide. Spend this afternoon exploring this city at your own pace. Join your travelling companions this evening and visit a villa near Lake Garda, converted from a 15th century convent, for a special Be My Guest dinner and vineyard experience. (BB BG)

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For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20-21. Note: All discounts apply to the land only portion. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 88. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Milan Malpensa Airport will operate at 9.00am and 12.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Milan Malpensa Airport at 7.30am and 10.30am. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for land only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased.

DAY 8 LAKE GARDA – MILAN F This morning, travel back to Milan for free time to explore the city. This evening, join your fellow travellers to celebrate the end of your holiday at a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) Hotel: Atahotel Quark (F) DAY 9 DEPART MILAN Say ‘arrivederci’ this morning to Italy and your travelling companions at the end of a memorable holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

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DAY 6 LAKE GARDA AT LEISURE You have a whole day to do as you please! Take a stroll along the sparkling lakeside, relax surrounded by beautiful scenery, or perhaps take an optional excursion to visit the magnificent Dolomite mountain range. (BB) DAY 7 MODENA EXCURSION 5 l N Enjoy today’s excursion to the interesting gastronomic city of Modena. A Local Guide will walk you through the Old Town and show you the Piazza Grande including views of the Ghirlandina Tower. You will also see the magnificent 12th Century Romanesque Cathedral. Sample some of the local speciality balsamic vinegars. After short drive, visit the Ferrari Museum for an inside look at the history of this luxurious Italian icon founded by Enzo Ferrari. Later return to your hotel to enjoy a delicious meal. (BB D)

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Great Italian Cities Duomo, Florence

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest You will be welcomed by the owners of a magnificent castle in the Tuscan hills and taken on a tour of the castle and the cellars – once used as the dungeons! Enjoy a memorable dinner in the Great Hall or Castle gardens and taste some delicious Chiantis. • 5 Local Guide in Rome, Assisi, Florence, Bologna and Venice. • m Small Group Sightseeing In Venice, enjoy a walking tour with a Local Guide of ‘Secret Venice’ and the Rialto fish market with a group size of no more than 25 guests to enhance your experience. • l Unique Insight Follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and da Vinci when visiting the Vatican Museums. Ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante, in a part of the Vatican not open to the public. • 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 Giudecca Island for an insider look at Venetian Arts. See glassblowing artisans and other craftsmen in action.

Sightseeing Highlights • Rome Sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes views of the ancient Roman Forum and Circus Maximus. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and see Michelangelo’s Pietà. Visit the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel and visit the Colosseum. • Assisi Walking tour includes a visit of St Francis’ Basilica. • Florence Admire the panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo. Your walking tour takes you to Signoria Square and includes views of the Duomo, Baptistery, Ponte Vecchio and Santa Croce Basilica. • Pisa View the Leaning Tower and the Square of Miracles. • Bologna Walking tour includes views of the Kissing Towers and Neptune’s Fountain. • Venice Canal cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. View the Byzantine Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs.

Dining Highlights • 9 hot buffet breakfasts. • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception including light snacks and welcome drinks with your Travel Director in Rome. n N 1 threecourse dinner with local wine. n B Be My Guest dinner on a Tuscan wine and olive oil estate. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Venice.

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DAY 1 ARRIVE ROME (3 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City! Relax after your journey or explore this fascinating city on your own. Later, meet your travelling companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception. It’s the perfect opportunity to get to know everyone! An orientation drive will take you to view St. Peter’s Basilica - the perfect start to your Italian holiday! (WR) Hotel: Grand Hotel Palatino (F) DAY 2 ROME SIGHTSEEING 5 l Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Guide begins at the Vatican Museums. Experience a Unique Insight in the Vatican when you ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante. Admire Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and then visit St. Peter’s Basilica to see his famous Pietà. Later, view the Forum, centre of daily life in ancient Rome as well as visit the impressive Colosseum, the largest in the Roman Empire. See the Circus Maximus where Ben Hur-style chariot racing took place. Spend free time discovering more of the city or relax at a pavement café and watch the world go by. (BB) DAY 3 ROME AT LEISURE Spend today as you please. Your Travel Director will be able to help you get the most from your day at leisure. Alternatively, consider joining an excursion to the renowned excavations at Pompeii, close to the Bay of Naples. (BB) DAY 4 ROME – ASSISI – FLORENCE (3 NIGHTS) 5 Drive north to the mystical town of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio. Your Local Guide shows you all the sights. Visit St. Francis’ Basilica and see Giotto’s enchanting frescoes. Visit the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli, which stands on the site where St. Francis died. Arrive later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. (BB) Hotel: Ambasciatori (F) DAY 5 FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING 5 B Learn about Florence’s rich cultural history during your sightseeing tour with your Local Guide. See Piazza Signoria, with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzi, and the multi-coloured marble Duomo and Baptistery, famous for its bronze doors with relief sculptures. View the Ponte Vecchio, one of the city’s most famous landmarks. This evening, travel to a Tuscan wine and olive oil estate for a special Be My Guest dinner in a historic castle. (BB BG) DAY 6 FLORENCE – EXCURSION TO PISA Cross the Arno Valley to Pisa, a former maritime city on the Ligurian Sea. In the Square of Miracles, home to some of the city’s most famous sights, see the incredible Leaning Tower and the beautifully sculpted marble Cathedral. See the Baptistery and the cemetery, built on soil brought from Calvary in the Holy Land. Spend free time shopping for souvenirs in Florence, renowned for high quality leather and 18-carat gold jewellery. (BB) DAY 7 FLORENCE – BOLOGNA – VENICE (3 NIGHTS) 5 N Travel through the Apennines to Bologna, home to one of the oldest universities in Europe and famous for sausages and salamis! Your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes views of the Kissing

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Towers, which lean towards each other, seemingly poised to embrace. Later, cross the Veneto plains to Venice. This Byzantine city, constructed in a lagoon, has an incredibly rich cultural and artistic heritage. This evening, you might like to take a gondola ride along enchanting canals - it’s the perfect introduction to this magical city! Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Boscolo Bellini (F) DAY 8 VENICE – CANAL CRUISE AND ORIENTATION I Savour the unique sights of Venice as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. See the Bridge of Sighs, Palladian Churches, Customs House, Grand Canal, St Mark’s Basilica and the ornate Doge’s Palace. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca island. Free time is an opportunity to visit the Fine Arts Academy, simply relax at a café on St. Mark’s Square or consider a boat trip to the Island of Burano for a delicious seafood lunch. (BB)

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For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. Note: All discounts apply to the land only portion. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 88. 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 Venice Marco Polo Airport at 8.00am and 9.30am. 6 Winter Departures (WGIC) Departures marked with a 6 in the price panel are subject to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in July 2013.

Rialto Bridge, Venice

DAY 9 SECRET VENICE WALKING TOUR & VISIT TO THE MARKET m F Enjoy a boat trip along the Grand Canal to the Rialto Bridge to join your Small Group Sightseeing walking tour of the colourful, centuries-old fish market and narrow ‘calle’ or streets. See the beautiful architecture, including Marco Polo’s house. For the rest of the day you are free to visit the sights of your choice. Celebrate this evening with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB FD) DAY 10 DEPART VENICE Say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy and your newfound friends at the end of your memorable Italian holiday! Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

*Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for land only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased.

EXCITING FAMILY ITINERARY REF: FGIC Gladiators, Gondolas and Gold For an exciting family version of this itinerary with fun family activities & inclusions please see our 2013 Family Experiences brochure or www.FamilyTravelExperiences.co.uk

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Italian Concerto St. Peter’s Basilica and the Tiber River, Rome

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest You will be welcomed by the owners of a magnificent castle in the Tuscan hills and taken on a tour of the castle and the cellars – once used as the dungeons! Enjoy a memorable dinner in the Great Hall or Castle gardens and taste some delicious Chiantis. • 5 Local Guide in Rome and Florence. • m Small Group Sightseeing In Pompeii, enjoy an expert guided visit to the excavations with a group size of no more than 25 guests to enhance your experience. • l Unique Insight Follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and da Vinci when visiting the Vatican Museums. Ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante, in a part of the Vatican not open to the public. • 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 Giudecca Island for an insider look at Venetian Arts. See glassblowing artisans and other craftsmen in action. • H Wine Tasting Enjoy a tasting of popular Tuscan wines in Florence.

Sightseeing Highlights • Rome Sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes views of the ancient Roman Forum and Circus Maximus. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and see Michelangelo’s Pietà. Visit the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum. • Monte Cassino Visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery. • Amalfi View the Romanesque Church during your orientation of the town. • Isle of Capri Cruise to the beautiful island and take the funicular to Capri town. View the Faraglioni Rocks, the Marina Piccola and visit the Piazzetta. • Florence Admire the panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo. Your walking tour with a Local Guide takes you to Signoria Square and includes views of the Duomo, Baptistery, Ponte Vecchio and Santa Croce Basilica. • Ferrara See the home of the d’Este family. • Venice Canal cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. View the Byzantine Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs.

DAY 1 ARRIVE ROME (3 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City! Relax after your journey, then meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers later for a Welcome Reception. This evening, enjoy an orientation drive to see St. Peter’s Basilica and the Tiber, a great introduction to this magical city. (WR) Hotel: Una Hotel (F) DAY 2 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 l Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Guide begins at the Vatican Museums. Experience a Unique Insight in the Vatican when you ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante. Admire Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and then visit St. Peter’s Basilica to see his famous Pietà. Your tour continues in ancient Rome, view the Forum and see Circus Maximus, where chariot races were held. Visit the impressive Colosseum. There’s time afterwards to explore the city on your own, or simply relax and watch the world go by! (BB) DAY 3 ROME – AT LEISURE The day is yours to explore this wonderful city. Consider a trip to the ancient catacombs or take an excursion to Tivoli, site of the magnificent Villa d’Este. Visit museums and gardens, or simply experience ‘la dolce vita’ at a sidewalk café in one of the city’s many piazzas. (BB) DAY 4 ROME – MONTE CASSINO – POMPEII – AMALFI COAST (MAIORI) (3 NIGHTS) 5 m N Stop to view the Abbey at Monte Cassino and visit the cemetery in the valley below. In Pompeii - buried for centuries when Mount Vesuvius

Dining Highlights • 10 hot buffet breakfasts. • 5 evening meals: E Welcome Reception including light snacks and welcome drinks with your Travel Director in Rome. n N 2 three-course dinners with local wine. n B Be My Guest Dinner on a Tuscan wine and olive oil estate. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Venice.

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• Includes all First Class highlights as featured on page 8. • Return cruise to the Isle of Capri. • Return scheduled flights* • UK private car door to door airport transfers

Amalfi coast

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erupted in 79 AD - your Local Guide takes you on a fascinating Small Group Sightseeing tour of the excavations. Arrive later at your hotel on the Amalfi Coast where you dine tonight. (BB D) Hotel: San Pietro (F)/Pietra Di Luna (F)/Panorama (F) DAY 5 AMALFI COAST FREE TIME N Your day is free to do as you please. Perhaps visit the splendid Villa Rufolo at Ravello or shop for souvenirs. Spend the evening sipping limoncello while overlooking the glorious Bay of Salerno! Enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening. (BB D)

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DAY 6 ISLE OF CAPRI EXCURSION Sail to the magical island of Capri, a favourite resort among Italians. Ascend to Capri town by funicular railway for a guided walking tour which includes views of the Faraglioni Rocks, Marina Piccola and the famous Piazzetta. Later, your Travel Director takes you on an orientation tour of Amalfi town, featuring medieval streets and the spectacular Romanesque Church. (BB) DAY 7 AMALFI COAST (MAIORI) – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS) North through Umbria and into Tuscany you arrive in Florence. Tonight why not dine at one of the city’s many trattorias. (BB) Hotel: Mediterraneo (F)/Adler Cavalieri (F) DAY 8 FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND WINE TASTING 5 H B Florence is a beautiful city with a wealth of Renaissance treasures to discover. Your Local Guide shows you all the main sights including the marble Duomo and Piazza Signoria, with its amazing sculptures. View the famous Ponte Vecchio, followed by a Wine Tasting with your Travel Director featuring popular Tuscan wines. Join your travelling companions this evening for an authentic Be My Guest dinner in a castle on a wine and olive estate. (BB BG) DAY 9 FLORENCE – FERRARA – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) Marvel at the breath-taking scenery on your journey across the Apennines via Bologna. In Ferrara, see the family home of the notorious

*Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for land only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased.

d’Este family. Arrive later in the Byzantine city of Venice, Queen of the Adriatic, where you stay for the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Continental (F) DAY 10 VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME I F See the island of St. George, the elegant Customs House, the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs as you cruise to St. Mark’s Square in your private launch. Stroll across St. Mark’s Square to see the Basilica and its campanile. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca island. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and newfound friends. (BB FD) DAY 11 DEPART VENICE Say ‘arrivederci’ to your travelling companions as your memorable Italian holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

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Ancient street in Pompeii

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 Venice Marco Polo Airport at 8.00am and 9.30am.

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Italian Glory Colosseum, Rome

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Dinner in an elegant Tuscan country villa with frescoed reception rooms overlooking the Chianti hills. • 5 Local Guide Local Guide in Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome. • m Small Group Sightseeing In Pompeii, enjoy an expert guided visit to the excavations with a group size of no more than 25 guests to enhance your experience. • l Unique Insight Walking tour of ‘Secret Venice’ with your Local Guide includes a visit to the colourful fish market and views of Marco Polo’s house. n Follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and da Vinci when visiting the Vatican Museums. Ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante, in a part of the Vatican not open to the public. • 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 Giudecca Island for an insider look at Venetian Arts. See glassblowing artisans and other craftsmen in action.

Sightseeing Highlights • Como Orientation tour of this lakeside resort. • Milan Walking tour with your Local Guide includes views of the Glass Domed Galleria, the Gothic Cathedral and La Scala Opera House. • Verona See the Roman arena and Juliet’s balcony. • Venice Canal cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. View the Byzantine Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. • Florence Your walking tour with a Local Guide takes you to Signoria Square and includes views of the Duomo, Baptistery, Ponte Vecchio and Santa Croce Basilica. • Isle of Capri Cruise to the beautiful island and take the funicular to Capri town. View the Faraglioni Rocks, the Marina Piccola and visit the Piazzetta. • Pompeii Visit of the excavations with a Local Guide. • Monte Cassino Enjoy views of the Abbey. • Rome Sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes views of the ancient Roman Forum and Circus Maximus. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and see Michelangelo’s Pieta. Visit the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel and visit the Colosseum.

DAY 1 ARRIVE MILAN – COMO (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Milan - capital of the Lombardy region! Transfer to your hotel in Como. Unwind or take a leisurely stroll to see the exquisite villas and gardens. Meet your travelling companions and your Travel Director later for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Barchetta Excelsior (F)/NH Pontevecchio (F) DAY 2 MILAN EXCURSION 5 Enjoy an orientation tour of Como before heading to Milan. In fashionable Milan, your Local Guide shows you the impressive sights. View the Gothic cathedral, La Scala and the Galleria. (BB) DAY 3 COMO – VERONA – VENICE (3 NIGHTS) N See the Roman arena and Juliet’s balcony in Verona, the setting of Shakespeare’s most famous play. There’s time to relax or shop on the Via Mazzini. Arrive later in the Renaissance city of Venice, your home for the next three nights. Consider a gondola ride this evening − the perfect introduction to this romantic city! Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Villa Mapaba (F) DAY 4 VENICE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME I Admire Venice in all its glory as you approach St. Mark’s Square by private launch. See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace and the Byzantine Basilica. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca island. Spend the afternoon exploring the city on your own. (BB) DAY 5 SECRET VENICE WALKING TOUR AND VISIT TO THE MARKET 5 l Cruise along the Grand Canal to the Rialto Bridge. Your Local Guide brings the city to life during your walking tour. See how the locals shop for food and find out about some of the regional cuisine including the delicious seafood. Cross the Rialto Bridge and see the beautiful architecture including Marco Polo’s house. The rest of the day is free to

Dining Highlights • 12 hot buffet breakfasts. • 6 evening meals: E Welcome Reception including light snacks and welcome drinks with your Travel Director in Como. n N 3 three-course dinners with local wine. n B Be My Guest Dinner in a Tuscan country villa. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Rome.

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Delicious Italian cuisine

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explore, or perhaps consider an excursion to Burano for some delicious local seafood! (BB) DAY 6 VENICE – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS) B Travel through picturesque Tuscan countryside to Florence for your twonight stay. Tonight, join your fellow travellers and Travel Director for an authentic Be My Guest dinner in a local restaurant with stunning views over the rolling Chianti hills. (BB BG) Hotel: Roma (F)/Croce di Malta (F)

Lake Como

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For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. Note: All discounts apply to the land only portion. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 88. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Milan Malpensa Airport will operate at 9.00am and 12.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7.00am and 9.30am *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for land only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased.

charming town of Amalfi to see the Romanesque Church and other interesting sights. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D)

DAY 7 FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 Learn about Florence’s artistic heritage during a walking tour with your Local Guide. See the multi-coloured Duomo and the Piazza Signoria. View Ponte Vecchio bridge, one of the city’s most famous landmarks. Enjoy panoramic views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Spend free time shopping for high quality leather and gold or consider an excursion to the Fine Arts Academy to see Michelangelo’s ‘David’. (BB) DAY 8 FLORENCE – AMALFI COAST (MAIORI) (3 NIGHTS) N Drive south from Florence through the Arno Valley and past the Bay of Naples to your hotel in Maiori on the Amalfi coast. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Pietra Di Luna (F)/San Pietro (F)/Panorama (F)

DAY 12 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE 5 l F Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Guide begins at the Vatican Museums. Experience a Unique Insight in the Vatican when you ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante. Admire Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and then visit St. Peter’s Basilica to see his famous Pietà. Your tour continues in ancient Rome. View the Forum and see Circus Maximus, where chariot races were held and visit the impressive Colosseum. There’s time afterwards to explore the city on your own, or simply relax and watch the world go by! This evening, celebrate with your travelling companions and Travel Director at a Farewell Dinner with wine. (BB FD)

DAY 9 AMALFI COAST AT LEISURE Spend the day relaxing on this magnificent coastline. Sip a cappuccino, browse in the shops or perhaps take a dip in the Mediterranean. The choice is yours! (BB)

DAY 13 DEPART ROME Say ‘arrivederci Roma’ at the end of a memorable holiday! Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

DAY 10 ISLE OF CAPRI AND AMALFI TOWN EXCURSION N Take a ferry to the Isle of Capri (weather permitting), and continue to Capri town by funicular railway. See the famous Piazzetta, the Caesar Augustus gardens and views of the Faraglioni Rocks during your guided walking tour. Spend time exploring on your own. Perhaps visit the house of Dr. Axel Munthe or shop for souvenirs. Later, cruise to the

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DAY 11 AMALFI COAST (MAIORI) – POMPEII – ROME (2 NIGHTS) 5 m Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, leaving Pompeii covered for centuries by a layer of volcanic ash. Your Local Guide tells you the history of this partially buried ancient town during a Small Group Sightseeing walking tour. Later, enjoy views of the Abbey of Monte Cassino on the way to Rome. Tonight, consider an evening excursion around the City of Light. (BB) Hotel: Grand Hotel Tiberio (F)/Milton (F)

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Corsica and Sardinia Costa Smeralda, Sardinia

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest After a scenic drive through the countryside, enjoy warm Sardinian hospitality with a local family who will tell you about island life. Sample some of the local specialities while enjoying a delicious home cooked meal with local wine. • 5 Local Guide in Cagliari, Barumini and Bonifacio. • l Unique Insight Discover why Sardinia is famed for cork harvesting and export. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • H Wine Tasting Sample delicious wines at a local Sardinian Winery.

Sightseeing Highlights • Cagliari Visit the castello district with a Local Guide including views of the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the Archbishop’s Palace and the Elephant and San Pancrazio Towers. See the Basilica of San Saturno built in the 5th century. Visit the Marina District and see the Roman ruins. • Barumini Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site to see the nuraghi of Su Nuraxi. • Alghero Orientation including the harbour, cathedral Santa Maria and Piazza Ginasio in the heart of the old town. • Bonifacio Enjoy a guided tour of this stunning fortified town. • Ile Rousse and Parc De Saleccia Enjoy an included excursion to visit the town and gardens. • Costa Smeralda Enjoy a scenic drive along this magnificent coastline. • La Maddalena Take a ferry to the unspoilt island of La Maddalena. • Nuoro Visit the cultural capital of the island of Sardinia.

Dining Highlights • 10 hot buffet breakfasts. • 6 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in Cagliari including a light meal and welcome drinks. n B Be My Guest Delicious dinner with a local Sardinian family near Alghero. n N 2 three-course dinners with local wine. n 1 three course dinner. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Cagliari.

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Return scheduled flights* • UK private car door to door airport transfers • 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 professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 11. Conditions apply. See the departure panel on page opposite. • Return ferry transportation between Sardinia and Corsica. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo.

DAY 1 ARRIVE CAGLIARI (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to the capital of Sardinia and the island’s largest city located on the southern coast of Sardinia. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: T Hotel (SF) DAY 2 CAGLIARI SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE 5 Explore Sardinia’s capital and the largest town on the island with a Local Guide. Visit the castello district including views of the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the Archbishop’s Palace and the Elephant and San Pancrazio Towers. See the Basilica of San Saturno built in the 5th century. Visit the Marina District and see the Roman ruins. This afternoon consider an excursion to the botanical gardens. (BB) DAY 3 CAGLIARI – BARUMINI – ALGHERO (2 NIGHTS) 5 N Enjoy a scenic drive through the interior of the island stopping at the UNESCO World Heritage site Su Nuraxi which stands at the edge of Barumini, a farming town in Marmilla. A Local Guide will show you one of the most important architectural examples of early Sardinian civilization which is a special type of defensive structure known as nuraghi. This megalithic complex was established in the late 2nd millennium B.C. during the Bronze Age. It remained buried until 1949, when a massive flood washed away the earth surrounding the upper section. It is regarded as the finest and most complete example of this remarkable form of prehistoric architecture in the world. Continue on to Alghero, a beautiful town with a strong Spanish influence. (BB D) Hotel: Carlos V (SF) DAY 4 ALGHERO SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE B Your Travel Director will take you on a pleasant stroll through the old town of Alghero this morning. Although part of the kingdom of Italy for many generations, this lovely old town still retains an air of the

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Cagliari, Sardinia

Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Cagliari Elmas Airport will operate at 11.15am and 2.00pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Cagliari Elmas Airport at 4.30am and 7.00am. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for land only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased.

DAY 8 AJACCIO – BONIFACIO – FERRY TO SARDINIA – COSTA SMERALDA – OLBIA (2 NIGHTS) Travel back to Bonifacio for the return ferry crossing to Santa Teresa Gallura. From here enjoy a scenic drive along the fabulous Costa Smeralda coastline with its turquoise waters. Stop at the popular resort of Porto Cervo, the playground of the rich and famous developed by the Aga Khan in the 1960s before continuing to our hotel in Olbia. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Olbia Hermana (F) DAY 9 EXCURSION TO LA MADDALENA This morning take a trip back to the exclusive and beautiful Costa Smeralda, which owes its name to the green emerald-coloured waters. From the harbour town of Palau you will take a ferry to the unspolit island of La Maddalena. The old town perched on a hill is a charming maze of narrow streets and small squares. This is where the young Napoleon suffered the first defeat of his military career after islanders withstood a three-day siege launched from Corsica. Enjoy the scenery and sample some of the local cuisine in your free time for lunch. Later, return to your hotel in Olbia. (BB)

DAY 5 ALGHERO – AJACCIO (3 NIGHTS) 5 After breakfast, enjoy a scenic drive along the northern coast to Santa Teresa Gallura, before taking the ferry across to the French island of Corsica, just a few miles away (crossing time approx. 1 hour). On arrival in Bonifacio enjoy a tour with a Local Guide and then free time to explore this stunning fortified town. Dramatically situated on a limestone peninsula, there are spectacular views of the Mediterranean from the impressive Citadel plus a delightful harbour and marina. From Bonifacio, we continue to our luxurious hotel in Ajaccio for a three night stay. (BB D) Hotel: Radisson Blu Ajaccio Bay Resort & Spa (SF)

DAY 10 OLBIA – NUORO – OLIENA – ORGOSOLO – CAGLIARI l H F Today travel south through the Barbagia area, considered the heart of Sardinia with ancient traditions which survive alongside modern life, evident in the landscape, the architecture and the cuisine. The museum in Nuoro, the capital of the province, has many reminders of the culture of this ancient population. Continue through the vineyards to Oliena where you will enjoy a Wine Tasting. See the ‘murales’ of Orgosolo and the famous bandit villages before returning to Cagliari for the final night of your trip. This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travellers to celebrate your memorable holiday with a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) Hotel: Regina Margherita (F)

DAY 6 AJACCIO AT LEISURE Enjoy a full day of leisure or take an optional excursion with lunch to the Gulf of Porto to see the UNESCO World Heritage Calanche of Piana and Gulf of Girolata. (BB)

DAY 11 DEPART CAGLIARI This morning, say goodbye to your fellow travellers at the end of your wonderful Corsica and Sardinian holiday. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

DAY 7 ILE ROUSSE AND PARC DE SALECCIA EXCURSION Today enjoy an excursion to Ile Rousse and Parc De Saleccia. The prosperous port of Ile de Rousse, developed to export local olive oil, is reminiscent of the French Riviera in style, with its palm-lined, grid-system streets, smart shops and lovely beaches. You will have free time for lunch before visiting the landscaped garden of Parc de Saleccia which showcases a huge variety of Corsican and Mediterranean plants in a beautiful setting. This evening return to your hotel for dinner. (BB D)

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Spanish region of Catalonia, since it once formed part of the kingdom of Aragon. The local residents still speak with a Spanish dialect. Many of the older buildings are in a Catalan Gothic style reminiscent of Barcelona. See sights including the harbour, cathedral Santa Maria and Piazza Ginasio in the heart of the old town. This afternoon consider an excursion to the craggy cliffs of Capo Caccia. This evening a scenic drive will take you to the home of a local family to experience a delightful Sardinian Be My Guest experience. (BB BG)

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Best of Scotland Blair Atholl Castle

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Farewell dinner at a working hill farm on the banks of a Loch. Admire the picturesque Scottish scenery as your hosts serve traditional Scottish cuisine and wine. The perfect way to end your trip! • 5 Local Guide in Edinburgh. • 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 Glengoyne, known as Scotland’s most beautiful whisky distillery, for a tour and tasting.

Sightseeing Highlights • Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the new Parliament Building. Visit the iconic castle. • St. Andrews View the 18th hole on the Old Course. • Eilean Donan Castle View this majestic castle. • Isle of Skye Visit the beautiful Isle of Skye and the Clan Donald Centre. • Glencoe See Glencoe, also known as the Glen of the Weeping. • Glasgow Visit Glasgow Cathedral and see George Square on your orientation tour. • Stirling Castle Visit the castle to explore the great hall and see the Stirling Heads.

Dining Highlights • 6 full breakfasts. • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Pub Reception in Edinburgh, which includes traditional Scottish Fare and Welcome Drinks. n 2 three-course dinners. n B Be My Guest Farewell Dinner near Glasgow at Loch Ard.

DAY 1 ARRIVE EDINBURGH (2 NIGHTS) E Relax or explore this fascinating capital city. This evening, meet your companions and Travel Director at a Welcome Pub Reception, which includes a typical Scottish pub meal and drinks. (WR) Hotel: Novotel City Centre (F) DAY 2 EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 This morning, your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city, including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, perched high above the city. See the Royal Mile, the elegant Holyrood House in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat, and the new Scottish Parliament building. Admire the elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town. During the Edinburgh Festival, your visit will include tickets to the dazzling Edinburgh Tattoo. (FB) DAY 3 EDINBURGH – ST. ANDREWS – PITLOCHRY – SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS (2 NIGHTS) Travel across the Firth of Forth to St. Andrews to view the celebrated ancient university and the home of golf. Continue north across the Tay at Dundee, to visit Pitlochry, a charming village on the banks of the River Tummel. Explore the village or join an excursion to visit Blair Castle, ancestral home to the Dukes of Atholl. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Four Seasons (F)/Highlands (F)/Laggan Gaskmore (F) DAY 4 ISLE OF SKYE & SCENIC HIGHLANDS EXCURSION Travel via the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands, to Mallaig for a ferry to the Isle of Skye, renowned for its spectacular scenery. Visit the Clan Donald Centre and the Museum of the Isles. Discover the history of the Kingdom of the Isles, trace your genealogy, or explore the gardens before crossing the Skye Bridge for views of picturesque Eilean Donan Castle. View Loch Ness en route back to your hotel. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB D)

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. • Return scheduled flights* • UK private car door to door airport transfers • Travel by luxury airconditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • Tickets are included for the world-famous Tattoo during the Edinburgh Festival. • Ferry from Mallaig to the Isle of Skye. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 7. Conditions apply. See the departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo.

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Commando Memorial, near Fort William

North Sea

Duration: 7 Days Price from: £1350

T per person twin share

Package price per person

Isle of Skye Ferry

North Atlantic Ocean

Eilean Donan Castle

Ben Nevis

2

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

Glencoe

2 GLASGOW

St. Andrews

2 EDINBURGH

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DAY 5 SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS – GLENCOE – GLASGOW (2 NIGHTS) Stop at the Commando Memorial near Fort William for breath-taking views of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Continue south through Glencoe, ‘Glen of the Weeping’, site of the infamous massacre of the Macdonald clan by the Campbells in 1692. Journey along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, immortalised in the well-known Scottish song, to the lively city of Glasgow. This afternoon visit St. Mungo’s Cathedral, dedicated to the patron saint and founder of the city. Your orientation tour of Glasgow also includes the magnificent George Square and the River Clyde, former heart of the shipbuilding industry. (FB) Hotel: Radisson Blu (SF)

Ref: BBOS

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Single Twin Supp. Share Option

160 A Sun 4 Aug Sat 10 Aug 1475 160 A Thu 8 Aug Wed 14 Aug 1499 200 160 A Sun 11 Aug Sat 17 Aug 1499 200 160 A Thu 15 Aug Wed 21 Aug 1499 200 160 A Sun 18 Aug Sat 24 Aug 1499 200 160 A Thu 22 Aug Wed 28 Aug 1499 200 Sun 25 Aug Sat 31 Aug 1425 160 160 160 Sun 1 Sep Sat 7 Sep 1350 160 160 Sun 8 Sep Sat 14 Sep 1350 160 160 Sun 15 Sep Sat 21 Sep 1350 160 160 Sun 22 Sep Sat 28 Sep 1350 160 Sun 29 Sep Sat 5 Oct 1350 160 160 160 Sun 6 Oct Sat 12 Oct 1350 160 160 Sun 13 Oct Sat 19 Oct 1350 160 160

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£134 p.p. £100 p.p. £67 p.p. £67 p.p. £120

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£10

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. Note: All discounts apply to the land only portion. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 88. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Edinburgh Airport will operate at 9.00am, 11.30am and 2.00pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Glasgow Airport at 7.00am and 9.00am. A Edinburgh Tattoo: Tickets for the world-famous Edinburgh Tattoo are included on departures marked with a A in the price panel. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for land only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased.

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Meet your travel companions before you go!

DAY 6 STIRLING CASTLE EXCURSION I B Enjoy some free time this morning to explore this vibrant city. Later visit Stirling Castle, a symbol of national pride and once a place of great power. See the ‘Stirling Heads’ and visit the halls, chapels and bedrooms of this imposing castle. From the castle walls view the Wallace Monument – dedicated to Sir William Wallace and overlooking the battlefield of Stirling Bridge. Later travel into the Trossachs National Park. Here enjoy a Local Speciality visit to Glengoyne Whisky Distillery to sample a ‘wee dram’. Tonight, experience a Farewell Be My Guest Dinner at a working hill farm on the banks of Loch Ard. (FB BG) DAY 7 DEPART GLASGOW After a hearty Scottish breakfast, bid farewell to your Travel Director and companions as your holiday in Scotland comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (FB)

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Firth of Forth Rail Bridge

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Scenic Ireland Scenic Dingle Peninsula

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Enjoy a delicious hearty lunch on the magnificent Ring of Kerry with delightful Irish hospitality. Have time to take in the spectacular scenery of your surrounds. • 5 Local Guide in Dublin. • l Unique Insight Visit the Irish Botanical Gardens with over 15000 species of plant. • G Hidden Treasure Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Enjoy a cooking demonstration including homemade Guinness Stew and Irish soda bread.

Sightseeing Highlights • Dublin See St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park, the glorious Georgian Squares, and Trinity College with your Local Guide. • Cashel Visit the Rock of Cashel and Cormac’s Chapel. • Blarney Castle Kiss the Blarney Stone during your visit of Blarney Castle and acquire the ‘gift of the gab’. • Dingle Peninsula Enjoy the beautiful countryside along the Dingle peninsula, Europe’s most westerly point. • Ring of Kerry Enjoy the spectacular natural beauty of County Kerry on this scenic drive. • Adare Visit the prettiest village in Ireland. • Kildare Visit St. Brigid’s Church.

DAY 1 DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING (2 NIGHTS) 5 E Spend the morning relaxing or exploring this vibrant, friendly city. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this afternoon and see Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park and the stately Georgian Squares with your Local Guide. This evening, get to know your companions and Travel Director over a traditional Irish meal with drinks at your Welcome Pub Reception. (WR) Hotel: Trinity Capital (F) DAY 2 DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE l This morning, enjoy a walking tour of the National Botanical Gardens in Dublin. Founded in 1795 and dedicated to conservation, education and science, the gardens are now home to over 15,000 species of plant. Spend the rest of the day as you please, why not explore Temple Bar or Grafton Street, famous for its street performers? This evening consider joining an excursion to an Irish cabaret. (FB) DAY 3 DAY 3 DUBLIN – ROCK OF CASHEL – BLARNEY – KILLARNEY (4 NIGHTS) Leave the capital city and drive through scenic countryside to visit the spectacular Rock of Cashel. This is reputed to be the site of the conversion of the King of Munster by St. Patrick in the 5th century. Its rich heritage is reflected in the picturesque complex of fortified town houses, a medieval monastery and a Georgian Cathedral. It also has one of the most remarkable collections of Celtic art and medieval architecture to be found anywhere in Europe. A trip to Ireland would

Dining Highlights • 7 full breakfasts. • 2 Lunches B Be My Guest Lunch at a scenic village in County Kerry. n Irish Guinness stew and soda bread Cooking Demonstration and included lunch. • 3 evening meals: E Welcome Pub Reception in Dublin, which includes traditional Irish fare and welcome drinks. n 1 three-course dinner. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Dublin.

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Return scheduled flights* • UK private car door to door airport transfers • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • Dublin airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8. Conditions apply, see departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo.

Jaunting cars in Killarney

N.IRELAND

Duration: 8 Days Price from: £1365

Galway Bay

DUBLIN

Dingle Peninsula

Adare

Caherciveen Ring of Kerry

Waterville

4

Moll’s Gap

Killaloe

1 2

Kildare

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Single Twin Supp. Share Option

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300

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1425 300

Sat 20 Apr

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300

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1425 300

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300

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300

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300

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300

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1425

300

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Rock of Cashel

Blarney Castle

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per person twin share

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T

■ Sightseeing stops

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not be complete without a visit to Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone to acquire the ‘gift of the gab’! Dine tonight at your hotel in Killarney. (FB D) Hotel: Killarney Plaza (SF)

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300

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1450 300

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300

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1450 300

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300

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1450 300

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300

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1375 300

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1425

300 Sat 5 Oct

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1365 300

Sat 6 Jul

Sat 13 Jul 1425

300

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Sat 19 Oct

1365 300

Sat 13 Jul

Sat 20 Jul 1425

300

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Sat 26 Oct

1365 300

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£127 p.p. £95 p.p. £63 p.p. £63 p.p. £120

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. Note: All discounts apply to the land only portion. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 88. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Dublin Airport will operate at 08.30am, 11.00am and 1.00pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Dublin Airport at 7.30am, 9.30am and 11.30am. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for land only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased.

Alternatively, enjoy the peace and tranquillity of your surroundings find a quiet spot, put your feet up, and admire the views. (FB)

DAY 4 DINGLE PENINSULA EXCURSION Today, experience a breath-taking excursion round the Dingle Peninsula. Europe’s most westerly point, the peninsula features a wealth of ring forts and ancient ruins as well as verdant hills, magnificent mountains and sandy beaches. (FB) DAY 5 RING OF KERRY EXCURSION B Follow the Ring of Kerry around the Iveragh Peninsula, characterised by plunging cliffs, shimmering lakes, granite mountains and rugged coastlines. See castles, forts and monasteries as you wind your way through Killorglin (of Puck Fair fame), Cahirciveen, Waterville and Moll’s Gap in the Black Mountains. Enjoy a Be My Guest lunch in beautiful Sneem, a rural town in the heart of County Kerry. (FB BG) DAY 6 KILLARNEY AT LEISURE Enjoy a full day to do as you please. Killarney National Park offers an exciting range of outdoor activities including walking, cycling, horse riding or golf on championship courses overlooking the Killarney Lakes.

DAY 8 DEPART DUBLIN After a hearty breakfast, say farewell to this beautiful country and your companions at the end of a magical holiday on the Emerald Isle. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (FB) Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

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Ruins at the Rock of Cashel

DAY 7 KILLARNEY – KILLALOE – KILDARE – DUBLIN I F Follow scenic roads through the beautiful Irish countryside to Dublin. View the thatched cottages in the village of Adare, voted the prettiest village in Ireland, and then travel on to Killaloe on Lough Derg. Learn to make a traditional Guinness stew and Irish soda bread during your Cooking Demonstration and enjoy the homemade results for lunch! Travel through Portroe and Nenagh before stopping to visit St. Brigid’s Church in Kildare. St. Brigid is one of Ireland’s patron saints along with St. Patrick and St. Columba. Join your fellow travellers this evening for a Farewell Dinner in Dublin and raise a toast to your newfound friends and scenic Ireland! (FB L FD) Hotel: Trinity Capital (F)

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Paris & Provence Provençal Cafés

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Enjoy a delicious lunch at a family-run vineyard in the foothills of the Luberon Mountains. See the beautiful 18th century stone country house and taste the delicious local wines. • 5 Local Guide in Paris and Arles • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

Sightseeing Highlights • Paris View Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées and the Louvre with your Local Guide. Enjoy spectacular city views with an included ascent to the second level of the Eiffel Tower. • Avignon See the Papal Palace, broken bridge and Place de l’Horloge. • Aix-en-Provence See the Cours Mirabeau and the Place de la Rotonde. • Ménerbes Visit this picturesque town in Provence. • Arles Guided walking tour includes views of the Roman amphitheatre and the Romanesque Cathedral. • Nimes See the Roman Arena and the Maison Carée. • Cassis Included cruise to see the coastal coves or ‘calanques’. • Nice Orientation tour includes the Promenade des Anglais, Place Masséna, the Old Town and château park for spectacular views. • Monaco See the palace and the cathedral. Visit a casino in Monte Carlo.

Dining Highlights • 10 hot buffet breakfasts. • B Be My Guest lunch in the Luberon. • Cookery class and lunch in Nimes. • 2 evening meals: E Welcome Reception including light snacks and Welcome Drinks with your Travel Director in Paris. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Nice.

DAY 1 ARRIVE PARIS (3 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Paris, France’s glittering capital! Relax after check-in or start exploring this amazing city. Join your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions later for a Welcome Reception followed by an evening drive to see the city’s impressive illuminations – the perfect introduction to your holiday! (WR) Hotel: Renaissance La Defense (SF) DAY 2 PARIS SIGHTSEEING 5 Your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour of Paris this morning. View the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame. Enjoy spectacular city views with an included ascent to the second level of the Eiffel Tower. Spend the rest of the day seeing the sights of your choice. You might like to round off your day with a famous Parisian cabaret show. (BB) DAY 3 PARIS AT LEISURE Today is free for you to explore the delights of Paris. The city is home to many world-renowned galleries and museums including the Louvre, Musée D’Orsay and Les Invalides, featuring Napoleon’s tomb. Cruise along the River Seine, stroll through the Tuileries or join an excursion to Monet’s garden at Giverny, the choice is yours! (BB) DAY 4 PARIS – TGV TRAIN – AVIGNON - AIX-EN-PROVENCE (2 NIGHTS) Take the high-speed TGV train from Paris to Avignon. Your orientation tour of Avignon includes the famous broken bridge, the bustling Place de I’Horloge and the Palace of the Popes, an immense fortification built in the 14th century. This afternoon, continue to Aix-en-Provence, a vibrant student city featuring an abundance of grand period architecture. (BB) Hotel: Grand Hotel Roi Rene (SF) DAY 5 AIX-EN-PROVENCE – SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME B This morning, see the sights during your orientation including Place de la Rotonde, Cours Mirabeau and the thermal springs. Later drive through beautiful Provençal countryside to Ménerbes, immortalised by Peter Mayle in his book ‘A Year in Provence’. Experience a delicious Be My Guest lunch of local dishes at a family run winery in the famous Luberon area and learn about the excellent wines which are produced

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Return scheduled flights* • UK private car door to door airport transfers • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • TGV Express train between Paris and Avignon. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 11. Conditions apply, see departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo.

Notre Dame, Paris

BELGIUM

PARIS

3

Package price per person

FRANCE

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TGV Express Train

ITALY Ménerbes

NIMES

Avignon

2

2 Arles

SPAIN Overnight stays

AIX-EN-PROVENCE Cassis NICE

Mediterranean Sea

■ Sightseeing stops

3

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3

Monaco

Côte d'Azur End

here. Return later to Aix-en-Provence with free time to do as you please. (BB BG) DAY 6 AIX-EN-PROVENCE – ARLES – NIMES (2 NIGHTS) 5 A short drive brings you to Arles where you see the Roman Amphitheatre and Romanesque cathedral during your walking tour with your Local Guide. After shopping for souvenirs continue to Nimes, where your orientation tour shows you the Roman Arena and the 2,000 year old Roman Temple, known as the Maison Caree. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Nimes Centre (F)

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£225 p.p. £169 p.p. £113 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

£113 p.p.

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£210 £30

All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport will operate at 8.00am, 11.00am and 2.00pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Nice Airport at 5.00am and 9.30am. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for land only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased.

DAY 10 NICE AT LEISURE F Spend the day exploring Nice at your leisure. Visit the flower market in the old town. Maybe relax on the beach or swim in the Mediterranean. This evening, raise a toast to your fellow travellers at a celebratory Farewell Dinner with wine in a local restaurant. (BB FD) DAY 11 DEPART NICE Say farewell to this magical country and your newfound friends at the end of a remarkable holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

DAY 7 NIMES – COOKERY CLASS Your day starts with a visit to St. Remy de Provence Market to buy fresh produce for your culinary adventure! Join your companions for a Cookery Class from a qualified chef at a nearby restaurant, work together to produce a delicious lunch and eat it! Return later to your hotel in Nimes and spend the evening relaxing. (BB HL) DAY 8 NIMES – CASSIS – NICE (3 NIGHTS) Drive south to coastal Cassis and take an included cruise around the bay and view the limestone coves – calanques − which provide shelter for local wildlife. Later continue to Nice where your orientation includes the Promenade des Anglais, Place Massena and the Old Town. (BB) Hotel: Hotel Ellington (F) DAY 9 EXCURSION TO MONACO & MONTE CARLO Drive along the elegant Côte d’Azur to Monaco. See the Palace of the Grimaldi family − they have ruled from this residence for 700 years − and the Cathedral where Princess Grace and Prince Rainier are buried. Continue along part of the Grand Prix circuit to Monte Carlo with the chance to visit a casino − you might get lucky and win! Later in Nice, there is time to shop for souvenirs or relax. (BB)

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Best of Holland, Belgium & Luxembourg Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Enjoy a memorable dinner of Belgian cuisine at an 18th century farmstead near Bruges. The farm is home to cattle, sheep and poultry. Meet the farmer who was born and raised on the farm. • 5 Local Guide in Luxembourg and Bruges • m Small Group Sightseeing In Amsterdam, enjoy a guided visit to the Rijksmuseum with a group size of no more than 25 guests. • 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 historic diamond polishing factory in Amsterdam. n Visit the Delft Pottery factory for a look at the creation of this renowned, hand painted, porcelain. n Visit a lace workshop in Bruges.

Sightseeing Highlights • Amsterdam Orientation includes the Mint Tower, Tower of Tears, Dam Square, and ‘Skinny Bridge’. Enjoy a sightseeing cruise along the canals. • Keukenhof Visit the magnificent bulb fields (when open). • Rotterdam Visit the Euromast Tower for panoramic views of the city and harbour. • Delft Visit the city of Delft, once the home port of the Dutch East India Company. • De Haar Castle Gardens Visit the magnificent gardens of this fairy-tale castle. • Maastricht Visit the picturesque fortified city of Maastricht. • Bastogne Visit the American Memorial at the Battle of the Bulge site. • Luxembourg View the Cathedral of our Lady of Luxembourg and Grand Ducal Palace. Visit General George Patton’s grave. • Orval Visit the Cistercian Abbey. • Dinant Visit this pretty town on the banks of the Meuse. • Bruges See the Grand Place, the Basilica of the Holy Blood and enjoy an included cruise along the canals. • Gent Orientation featuring views of the ‘Three Towers of Gent’ and Castle of the Counts of Flanders. • Brussels Orientation includes views of the Atomium, Grand Place, Royal Park and Palaces, Japanese and Chinese Pagodas, and the Manneken Pis.

Dinant, Belgium DAY 1 ARRIVE AMSTERDAM (3 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Amsterdam! Relax and unwind after check-in or take a leisurely stroll through this unique city. Tonight, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a sightseeing cruise aboard a canal boat. Later, get to know your travelling companions at a Welcome Reception including a light meal and welcome drinks. (WR) Hotel: Hilton (MD) DAY 2 AMSTERDAM SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE I m In Amsterdam, enjoy an orientation of the historic city centre. Admire Rembrandt’s masterpiece, ‘The Night Watch’, during your guided Small Group Sightseeing tour of the Rijksmuseum. Visit an historic diamond polishing factory to see the diamond cutters at work. During the flowering season (April until mid-May), an included visit to the tulip fields of Keukenhof is sure to dazzle, with several million flowering bulbs planted across a 70-acre site. (BB) DAY 3 ROTTERDAM AND DELFT EXCURSION I After a leisurely morning, travel through The Hague to the historic town of Delft. Visit the Royal Delft Pottery workshop for a closer look at the manufacture of this Local Speciality, hand painted, porcelain. After some free time to explore the city. Continue to Rotterdam, the most important river port in Europe. After a short city orientation, visit the Euromast Tower for spectacular panoramic views of the city and the famous harbour. The rest of the afternoon is yours to spend as you please before returning to Amsterdam this evening. (BB) DAY 4 AMSTERDAM – HAARZUILENS – MAASTRICHT – BASTOGNE – LUXEMBOURG (2 NIGHTS) In Haarzuilens, visit the magnificent gardens of fairy-tale De Haar Castle. Continue your journey to visit the historic fortified city of Maastricht. Enjoy free time to explore the city before continuing to Bastogne. View the American Memorial, erected to commemorate the 76 890 American soldiers wounded or killed during Battle of the Bulge. Arrive later at your hotel in the Duchy of Luxembourg. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Doubletree (SF) DAY 5 LUXEMBOURG SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE 5 This morning, visit General George S. Patton’s grave. Your walking tour of Luxembourg with your Local Guide shows you the sights

Dining Highlights • 9 hot buffet breakfasts. • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in Amsterdam including a light meal and drinks. n 1 three-course dinner. n B Be My Guest dinner at an 18th century farmstead near Bruges. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Brussels.

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including the breath-taking gorge of the Rivers Alzette and Petrusse, the Cathedral, and the Grand Ducal Palace. The rest of the afternoon is yours to spend at leisure and your Travel Director will be able to advise on how to get the most from your free time in the city. (BB) DAY 6 LUXEMBOURG – ORVAL – DINANT – BRUGES (2 NIGHTS) B Visit Orval Abbey, a Cistercian monastery famous for producing Trappiste beer. Continue your journey and visit the pretty town of Dinant, birthplace of Adolphe Sax – best known for inventing the saxophone. Later, arrive in picturesque Bruges and join your fellow travellers this evening for a special Be My Guest dinner at an 18th-century farmstead. (BB BG) Hotel: De’Medici (F)

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For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. Note: All discounts apply to the land only portion. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 88. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Amsterdam Airport will operate at 9.00am, 11.30am and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Brussels Airport at 8.00am and 12.00pm. # Departures marked with a # will visit the magnificent Keukenhof Tulip Fields. d Due to events taking place in Amsterdam, the 30 August 2013 and 13 September 2013 departure will spend one night at the Hilton Amsterdam and two nights at the Hilton Den Haag. All sightseeing inclusions will remain the same. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for land only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased.

DAY 10 DEPART BRUSSELS This morning bid farewell to your fellow travellers and take home many special memories. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

Meet your travel companions before you go!

DAY 7 BRUGES SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE 5 I Admire the sights of Bruges, including the town square, during your walking tour with a Local Guide. Cruise along picturesque canals during your sightseeing cruise and visit a Lace Centre to see the production of this Local Speciality. Spend the rest of the day exploring the charming medieval streets at your own pace. (BB) DAY 8 BRUGES – GENT – BRUSSELS (2 NIGHTS) Visit the beautiful city of Gent and see the three famous Gent towers – Saint Nicholas’ Church, the Belfry and Saint Bavo’s Cathedral. This afternoon, in Brussels, your Travel Director shows you the city’s highlights, including the Atomium, Royal Palace, Japanese Pagodas, the Grand Place and the famous Mannekin Pis. (BB) Hotel: The Hotel (Deluxe) DAY 9 BRUSSELS – AT LEISURE F Today is free for you to do as you wish! Explore the Grand Place, join a beer or bike tour, or simply relax in a café and watch the world go by. Your Travel Director will be able to assist you to get the most from this leisurely day. This evening, celebrate a wonderful trip with your travel companions at a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD)

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Sound of Music Neuschwanstein, Germany

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Visit a family at their gasthof near Salzburg. On site is their own ‘Home Brew’ brewery in which they produce three different types of beer. The family members work in the gasthof preparing homemade local specialities. The gasthof is converted from a 200 year old barn built in the hills to protect cattle in winter months. Enjoy delightful views towards the city with the backdrop of the Berchtesgaden Alps. • 5 Local Guide in Salzburg and Vienna. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

Sightseeing Highlights • Munich Orientation includes the Marienplatz and Glockenspiel, the Opera House and Hofbräuhaus. • Oberammergau Visit the Passion Play village. • Neuschwanstein Horse and carriage ride to visit King Ludwig’s fairytale castle. • Innsbruck Orientation includes the Golden Roof, the Hofburg Palace, the Olympic ski-jump and St. Jakob’s Cathedral. • Berchtesgaden Visit the Bavarian Alpine resort. • Salzburg Sightseeing includes the Domplatz, Mozart’s birthplace and some of ‘The Sound of Music’ locations. • Mondsee Visit the church where Captain Von Trapp and Maria were married in the film ‘The Sound of Music’. • Wachau Valley See the ornate Melk Abbey. • Vienna View the Imperial Boulevards, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Hofburg, Opera and Parliament on your city sightseeing. • Mayerling Hear the tragic story of Prince Rudolph and his mistress and visit Heiligenkreuz Abbey.

Dining Highlights • 9 hot buffet breakfasts. • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in Munich including welcome drinks and a light meal. n 1 three-course dinner. n B Be My Guest dinner at a local Gasthof in Salzburg. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Vienna.

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Return scheduled flights* • UK private car door to door airport transfers • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • 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. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo.

DAY 1 ARRIVE MUNICH (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Munich. Relax after check-in and later enjoy an evening orientation drive including views of the Olympic Stadium. This evening, meet for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director. (WR) Hotel: Hilton Munich City (SF) DAY 2 MUNICH SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE Munich is a lively, prosperous medieval city – a perfect blend of traditional and modern. See the sights during your morning orientation including the Hofbräuhaus, Marienplatz, Ludwigstrasse and the majestic Opera House. Spend free time afterwards exploring on your own. Visit galleries and museums, shop for souvenirs or consider an optional excursion to the infamous Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. This evening you might like to join your companions for a night out at a local beer hall. (BB) DAY 3 MUNICH – OBERAMMERGAU – NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE – INNSBRUCK (2 NIGHTS) In Oberammergau, see the theatre where the Passion play has been performed every decade since 1634 when Europe was gripped by plague. Drive into the scenic Bavarian mountains and arrive by horse and carriage at Neuschwanstein Castle. Experience a guided tour of this fortress, built in the 19th century for King Ludwig on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau. Arrive later at the famous town of Innsbruck where you will enjoy dinner at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Grauer Bär (F) DAY 4 INNSBRUCK SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE Your orientation includes views of the Wilten Basilica, Golden Roof and the Hofburg Palace. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please. Explore medieval lanes, visit world-class museums and Hapsburg palaces or simply relax and admire this dazzling city set against a spectacular Alpine backdrop. Tonight you might like to see a traditional Tyrolean folklore show. (BB) DAY 5 INNSBRUCK – BERCHTESGADEN – SALZBURG (2 NIGHTS) Continue through the picturesque valley of the River Inn and pass the Wilder Kaiser Mountain. Visit the National Park of Berchtesgaden, featuring awe-inspiring mountains. Continue on to Salzburg. (BB) Hotel: Holiday Inn (F)

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All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Munich Airport will operate at 10.00am and 1.00pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Vienna Airport at 8.00am and 9.30am. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for land only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased.

views of the Opera House, the Hofburg Palace, the Parliament and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The magic continues with a walking tour through the oldest parts of the city near ‘Am Hof’. Free time is an opportunity to indulge in famous pastries like the delicious Sacher Torte. This afternoon, your Local Guide will take you to on a scenic drive to Mayerling in the Vienna Woods. Stop to visit 12th Century Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz and view the hunting lodge where Crown Prince Rudolph and his young mistress died tragically in 1898. (BB) DAY 9 VIENNA – AT LEISURE F Spend the day as you wish. Why not explore museums, palaces, galleries, cafés, memorials to famous composers and parks? Vienna has it all. This evening, join your travelling companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD)

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Salzburg Old Town

DAY 7 SALZBURG – VIENNA (3 NIGHTS) View the Church in Mondsee where the marriage of Captain Von Trapp and Maria was filmed for ‘The Sound of Music’. Traverse the Salzkammergut, a picturesque region of mountains and lakes, whose salt deposits brought great wealth to the area. Continue via the Wachau Valley and arrive later in Vienna. (BB) Hotel: Am Konzerthaus (F) DAY 8 VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND VIENNA WOODS EXCURSION 5 Your Local Guide reveals the city’s major landmarks and palaces during your included morning sightseeing tour. The Imperial Boulevards lead to

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DAY 10 DEPART VIENNA Say goodbye to your newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Highlights of Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Visit a local family at their simple and charming rustic home or konoba. Enjoy a delicious and authentic meal cooked under a clay bell. Take home memories of your friendly hosts on Hvar Island as well as the beauty of the surrounding countryside. • 5 Local Guide in in Vienna, Ljubljana, Plitvice, Split, Hvar Island and Zagreb. • m Small Group Sightseeing In Dubrovnik, enjoy an expert guided walking tour with a group size of no more than 25 guests. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

Sightseeing Highlights • Vienna Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the Hofburg, Opera, Parliament, St Stephen’s Cathedral and Stadtpark. • Graz View the galleried courtyards, clock tower and Renaissance ‘Landhaus’. • Lake Bled Orientation of this beautiful resort. • Ljubljana Sightseeing tour with Local Guide includes views of the Opera House, Castle and Cathedral. • Plitvice National Park See the waterfalls and lakes of this UNESCO World Heritage site with your Local Guide. • Split Visit Jupiter’s Temple and the Diocletian’s Palace with your Local Guide. • Hvar Island Visit the 16th Century Cathedral and the Loggia with your Local Guide • Dubrovnik Sightseeing tour with your Local Guide includes a walk along the city ramparts and a visit of the Old City. See the Rector’s Palace, Onofrio’s fountain and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries. • Zagreb Sightseeing tour with your Local Guide includes views of the Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace, St Mark’s Church, and the Opera House.

Hvar Island, Croatia DAY 1 ARRIVE VIENNA (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Vienna! Spend the afternoon relaxing or take a stroll. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive. This will be the perfect introduction to this magical city! (WR) Hotel: Hilton Danube (SF) DAY 2 VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 Admire Vienna’s sights as you drive along the Imperial Boulevards with your Local Guide. See the Opera House, Parliament, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Palace. Explore the oldest parts of the city near ‘Am Hof’ on your walking tour. Spend time sightseeing on your own or join an excursion to nearby Bratislava. Tonight, consider enjoying a concert of Viennese music. (BB) DAY 3 VIENNA – GRAZ – LAKE BLED (2 NIGHTS) South towards the Semmering Pass, stop to view the galleried courtyards and famous clock tower at Graz. Continue via the beautiful Austrian Riviera and cross the Karawanken Mountains to the Slovenian border. Arrive later in Lake Bled, an earthly paradise and your home for the next two nights. A beautiful glacial lake in the Julian Alps, Lake Bled is a picturesque and serene escape set amid forests and mountains. (BB D) Hotel: Park Hotel (F) DAY 4 LAKE BLED FREE TIME See this picturesque resort during your orientation. Spend the rest of the day as you please, or take a relaxing optional cruise on the glassy lake. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB)

Dining Highlights • 13 hot buffet breakfasts. • B Be My Guest Luncheon with wine in a charmingly rustic shepherd’s village on Hvar Island. • 7 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in Vienna including welcome drinks and a light meal. n 4 three-course dinners. n F Highlight Dinner with wine in Dubrovnik. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Zagreb.

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Return scheduled flights* • UK private car door to door airport transfers • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • Ferry to the Island of Hvar in the Adriatic Sea and return to mainland. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 14. Conditions apply, see departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo.

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DAY 5 LAKE BLED – LJUBLJANA – PLITVICE LAKES 5 It is only a short drive to Ljubljana where your Local Guide shows you the sights, including the Opera house, Cathedral, National Museum and Castle, and Three Bridges Square. Drive south to the Croatian border near Karlovac, and through the forested National Park of Plitvice. Admire the waterfalls and lakes of this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site on your walking tour with your Local Guide. See 16 lakes of crystal clear water in many colourful shades of green, grey and blue which are linked by spectacular waterfalls. (BB D) Hotel: Eko Hotel (F)/Jezero (F) DAY 6 PLITVICE LAKES – SPLIT – HVAR ISLAND (3 NIGHTS) 5 Travel through scenic Croatian countryside to Split, the largest city in Dalmatia. Meet your Local Guide for a fascinating tour of the UNESCO World Heritage site Diocletian’s Palace. Visit the substructions, Cathedral and the Baptistery of Split, once the Temple of Jupiter, and more! Later, travel to the beautiful island of Hvar for a relaxing three night stay. (BB D) Hotel: Amfora (F)

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For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. Note: All discounts apply to the land only portion. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 88. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Vienna Airport will operate at 9.00am, 12.00pm and 3.00pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Zagreb Airport at 7.00am and 11.30am. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for land only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased.

city walls, Onofrio’s fountain and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries. Spend free time relaxing, exploring the lively market, or perhaps enjoy lunch at a seaside restaurant. Consider joining an optional excursion to Montenegro to see the only fjord in southern Europe and the 2,500 year old town of Budva. Your Travel Director will be happy to advise how best to use your free time. Tonight, enjoy a Highlight Dinner of regional cuisine at a local restaurant. (BB HD BB) DAY 12 DUBROVNIK – ZAGREB (2 NIGHTS) Your Croatian adventure continues as you head north to the capital Zagreb, your home for the next two nights! Dine this evening at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: The Westin (SF) DAY 13 ZAGREB SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 F Zagreb is a traditional medieval European city with a wealth of historic monuments. Your Local Guide shows you the highlights including the upper and lower town, the majestic Cathedral, Archbishop’s Palace, St. Marks Church and the Opera House. Spend free time exploring the winding streets of the old town or consider an excursion into the surrounding countryside. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner celebration. (BB FD)

DAY 7 TO DAY 8 HVAR SIGHTSEEING B Enjoy an included excursion on the island of Hvar to see the 16th century cathedral and loggia built by the Venetian architect Sanmicheli. Enjoy a very special Be My Guest dining experience in a family home in a rustic shepherd’s village overlooking the Adriatic. On your second day relax, sightsee or cruise to one of the other islands. (BB BG BB) DAY 9 HVAR ISLAND – DUBROVNIK (3 NIGHTS) Today drive along the coast to Dubrovnik – Pearl of the Adriatic. The scenery is spectacular! (BB) Hotel: Ariston (SF) DAY 10 TO DAY 11 DUBROVNIK SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME m F You have two full days to experience the delights of this stunning medieval city! On the first day, enjoy a Small Group Sightseeing walking tour of the main sights. Admire the Rector’s Palace, the

DAY 14 DEPART ZAGREB Say farewell to your companions as this memorable trip comes to an end. Transfers are available to Zagreb Airport. Conditions apply. (BB) Please note: Your coach returns to Vienna from Zagreb on Day 14. You are welcome to use this complimentary transfer. Drop-off in Vienna will be the Trafalgar Vienna hotel and not at the airport. Arrival will be approximately 6.00pm, depending on traffic conditions. Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak to your travel agent at the time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Visas cannot be issued at borders in Europe. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

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Bohemian Highlights Wawel Hill, Krakow

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Receive a warm welcome from a local family who have lived on the outskirts of Budapest for many generations. Involved in the production of wine, the family will share some of their history and you will be served delicious food and enjoy fantastic hospitality. • 5 Local Guide in Berlin, Warsaw, Budapest, Vienna and Prague. • m Small Group Sightseeing In Krakow, enjoy an expert guided visit to the medieval Old Town with a group size of no more than 25 guests to enhance your experience. • l Unique Insight Enjoy priority access to the Berlin TV Tower with fantastic 360° views of the city. • 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 the Pilsner Urquell Brewery founded in 1842.

Sightseeing Highlights • Frankfurt Orientation includes the Old Town. • Leipzig Orientation of this historical city. • Berlin Sightseeing includes views of the Reichstag, Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard and the German State Opera House. • Warsaw See the Old Town and site of the Warsaw Ghetto. • Czestochowa Visit the monastery of Jasna Gora. • Auschwitz Visit the concentration camp. • Krakow See the Cathedral and Royal Castle on Wawel Hill. Visit Mariacki Church and the Cloth Hall. • Budapest View the Chain Bridge and visit the UNESCO-listed Castle Hill district and Fisherman’s Bastion. • Györ Visit the Baroque town centre. • Vienna Sightseeing includes views of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Hofburg, Imperial Boulevards and Parliament. • Tabor Visit one-time headquarters of the Hussites. • Prague Visit St. Vitus Cathedral and the old town square. • Pilsen Visit a famous brewery and see the Škoda plant.

Dining Highlights • 14 hot buffet breakfasts. • 7 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in Frankfurt including welcome drinks and a light meal. n 3 three-course dinners in hotels. n F Highlight Dinner with wine in Warsaw. n B Be My Guest Dinner of seasonal Hungarian specialities and regional wine in a family-run restaurant near Budapest. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Frankfurt.

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• Includes all First Class highlights as featured on page 8. • High-speed train from Berlin to Warsaw. • Return scheduled flights* • UK private car door to door airport transfers • Frankfurt airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 15. Conditions apply. See the departure panel on page opposite.

DAY 1 ARRIVE FRANKFURT (OFFENBACH) E Welcome to Frankfurt! Check-in this afternoon and enjoy an orientation drive through this fascinating city. Meet your Travel Director and companions later for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton Offenbach (F) DAY 2 FRANKFURT – LEIPZIG – BERLIN (2 NIGHTS) Travel through Saxony to the bustling town of Leipzig which was once of the major cities of the former East Germany. Until his death, this city was also home to composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Continue through to Berlin, a contrasting city with a rich and varied history. (BB) Hotel: Hilton (SF) DAY 3 BERLIN SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE l 5 This morning enjoy a Unique Insight experience with fantastic 360° views of the city from the Berlin TV Tower. See the Reichstag, Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard and the German State Opera House with a Local Guide during your included sightseeing tour. Spend free time afterwards shopping for souvenirs and exploring this captivating city! (BB) DAY 4 BERLIN – HIGH-SPEED TRAIN – WARSAW (2 NIGHTS) Take a high-speed train across the central plains to the Polish capital, Warsaw. After dinner this evening, you might like to explore the city’s nightlife or treat yourself to a Chopin recital. (BB D) Hotel: Westin (Deluxe) DAY 5 WARSAW SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE 5 F Admire Warsaw’s historic centre including the Old Town during your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. Visit the site of the Warsaw Ghetto, shockingly evoked in Polanski’s award-winning film, ‘The Pianist’. Explore the city on your own during your free time. Consider a visit to the Wilanow Palace, a priceless testimony to the splendour of Poland’s past. Join your companions this evening for a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant. (BB HD) DAY 6 WARSAW – CZESTOCHOWA – AUSCHWITZ – KRAKOW (2 NIGHTS) Visit the 14th-century Jasna Gora Monastery at Czestochowa. This is Poland’s greatest place of pilgrimage and home of Black Madonna of Czestochowa, Jasna Gora’s most precious treasure. Later, your visit to the concentration camp at Auschwitz is a sobering reminder of the atrocities of World War II. Tonight, dine at your hotel in the medieval city of Krakow. (BB D) Hotel: Park Inn (F) DAY 7 KRAKOW SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE m This morning, consider joining an excursion to the Wieliczka Salt mine, one of the oldest world’s oldest salt mines still in operation and home to an entire chapel carved from the rock salt as well as dozens of sculptures. Enjoy a Small Group Sightseeing walking tour of the medieval Old Town and visit the Cloth Hall and Mariacki Church. See Wawel Castle and enjoy panoramic views of the city from Wawel Hill. Relax this afternoon or explore the Market Square and city on your own. This evening, perhaps enjoy an evening of Folklore? (BB) DAY 8 KRAKOW – SLOVAKIA – BUDAPEST (2 NIGHTS) Drive south into the foothills of the Tatra Mountains and across the border into Slovakia. Admire the changing landscapes as you continue into

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WARSAW

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Duration: 15 Days Price from: £2225 per person twin share Ref: CBOHA Package price per person

Leipzig

PRAGUE

2

1 1 FRANKFURT

Pilsen

Tabor

Czestochowa

Starts Frankfurt

Sat 13 Apr

Sat 27 Apr 2225

520

Auschwitz

Sat 20 Apr

Sat 4 May 2225

520

Sat 27 Apr

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520

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Sat 18 May 2225

520

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2

KRAKOW

SLOVAKIA 2

VIENNA

AUSTRIA ITALY

Györ

2

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Hungary. Arrive later at the majestic capital Budapest. (BB) Hotel: Ramada Plaza (SF) DAY 9 BUDAPEST SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE 5 B Built on the banks of the romantic River Danube, Budapest is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide features views of the famous Chain Bridge, the UNESCO-listed Castle Hill district and a visit to the Fisherman’s Bastion for superb views of the Parliament and Danube. Afterwards, explore on your own or perhaps take a trip to Szentendre, a charming town popular with artists. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a special Be My Guest dinner at a family-run restaurant and winery on the outskirts of the city. (BB BG)

Ends Frankfurt

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Sat 3 Aug

2225

520

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Sat 10 Aug 2225

520

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Sat 3 Aug

Sat 17 Aug 2225 520

Sat 10 Aug

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Sat 25 May 2225

520

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2225

520

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2225 520

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2225

520

Sat 31 Aug

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2265 520

Sat 1 Jun

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520

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2265 520

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520

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2265 520

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520

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2265 520

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2225

520

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2265 520

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520 Sat 5 Oct

Sat 19 Oct

2225 520

Sat 6 Jul

Sat 20 Jul 2225

520

Sat 12 Oct

Sat 26 Oct

2225 520

Sat 13 Jul

Sat 27 Jul 2225

520

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Sat 2 Nov

2225 520

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

£208 p.p. £156 p.p. £104 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

£104 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount Triple Room Reduction

£200 £10

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. Note: All discounts apply to the land only portion. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 88. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Frankfurt Airport will operate at 9.30am, 12.00pm and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Frankfurt Airport at 8.00am and 10.00am. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for land only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased.

a walking tour through ‘Am Hof’, Vienna’s oldest and most secret quarter. Spend free time sightseeing on your own or shop on the fashionable Kärntnerstrasse. This evening, why not join an optional excursion and dine at a lively ‘Heurigen’ inn. (BB) DAY 12 VIENNA – TABOR – PRAGUE (2 NIGHTS) North into the Czech Republic, visit Tabor, once the headquarters of the 15th century religious reformer, John Huss. Arrive later in the capital Prague, a lively hub of art and culture. (BB D) Hotel: Andels (SF)

Jasna Gora, Czestochowa

DAY 10 BUDAPEST – GYÖR – VIENNA (2 NIGHTS) Cross the Transdanubia region - dotted with orchards and vineyards - to Györ. Visit this Roman town, which has retained much of its medieval and baroque charm. Arrive later in Vienna, your home for the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Danube (SF)/Hilton Am Stadpark (SF) DAY 11 VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE 5 From the Parliament building to the Hofburg, the State Opera House to St. Stephen’s Cathedral, admire the city’s imperial elegance on your included sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. Your guide also takes you on

DAY 14 PRAGUE – PILSEN – FRANKFURT (OFFENBACH) I F In Pilsen, see the Škoda factory and enjoy an included visit to a famous pilsner brewery for a demonstration of the brewing process and a tasting. Continue west across the German border before arriving in Frankfurt for your final night. Tonight, celebrate with your travelling companions at a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) Hotel: Sheraton Offenbach (F) DAY 15 DEPART FRANKFURT Say farewell to your new found friends at the end of your memorable holiday. Transfers are available to Frankfurt Airport. Conditions apply. (BB) Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

AT LEISURE : EUROPE

DAY 13 PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE 5 Your Local Guide explains the history of Prague during your guided sightseeing tour. Visit the impressive St. Vitus Cathedral, which is set inside the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle. Cross the Vltava River to the cobble stoned old town square and view the Astronomical Clock. Spend time afterwards seeing more sights or perhaps enjoy a cruise on the Vltava river. (BB)

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Prague, Vienna & Budapest Fisherman’s Bastion, Budapest

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Receive a warm welcome from a local family who have lived on the outskirts of Budapest for many generations. Involved in the production of wine, the family will share some of their history and you will be served delicious food and enjoy fantastic hospitality. • 5 Local Guide in Vienna and Budapest. • m Small Group Sightseeing In Prague, enjoy an expert guided walking tour with a group size of no more than 25 guests. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

Sightseeing Highlights • Prague Visit St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle and the Old Town Square. See Charles Bridge. • Bratislava View the Presidential Palace and the quaint Old Town. • Vienna Guided tour to see the Parliament, Hofburg Palace, the Opera House and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. • Esztergom See the cathedral, Castle Hill and St. Tamas Hill. • Budapest View the Chain Bridge and visit the UNESCO-listed Castle Hill district and Fisherman’s Bastion.

Dining Highlights • 9 hot buffet breakfasts. • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in Prague including welcome drinks and a light meal. n F Highlight Dinner with wine in Vienna at a traditional ‘Heurigen’ wine tavern. n B Be My Guest Dinner of seasonal Hungarian specialities and regional wine in a family-run restaurant near Budapest. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Budapest.

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. • Return scheduled flights* • UK private car door to door airport transfers • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • 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. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo.

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DAY 1 ARRIVE PRAGUE (3 NIGHTS) E Welcome to the Golden city of Prague, renowned for its gleaming spires. Relax or take a leisurely stroll through this magnificent metropolis. In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception and evening drive with your travelling companions and Travel Director. (WR) Hotel: President (SF) DAY 2 PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE m Explore Prague’s rich cultural and economic history during your Small Group Sightseeing guided walk. Visit the monumental St. Vitus’ Cathedral in the precincts of Prague Castle. Admire the Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square. See the atmospheric Charles Bridge, lined with Baroque statues. Discover the city at your own pace this afternoon. (BB) DAY 3 PRAGUE AT LEISURE Plan your day and see the sights of your choice. You might like to spend time relaxing with a spa treatment or exploring the shops for Bohemian crystal. In the evening, you may want to consider dinner followed by the opera or a theatre show. (BB) DAY 4 PRAGUE – BRATISLAVA – VIENNA (3 NIGHTS) Travelling south from Prague you see Brno, site of Napoleon’s headquarters for the Battle of Austerlitz, his greatest victory. Pass the Presidential Palace and the quaint Old Town in Bratislava, capital of the Slovak Republic. Crossing into Austria you arrive in the imperial city of Vienna. Tonight, you might consider a walk through Prater Park with a ride on the big wheel immortalised in the film The Third Man. (BB) Hotel: Am Konzerthaus (F) DAY 5 VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE 5 F View the Hofburg Palace, the official residence of the President of Austria and former home of the Hapsburg Dynasty on your included sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. View the Parliament Buildings and the magnificent Opera House, dating from the mid-19th century. View St. Stephen’s Cathedral, its ornately patterned roof bearing the imperial emblem of the Hapsburgs. Spend the afternoon exploring the city.

Austrian Sacher Torte

GERMANY

POLAND

Duration: 10 Days Price from: £1599 per person twin share Ref: CPVB

PRAGUE

3

Package price per person Ends Twin Budapest Share Option

Starts Prague

Ends Budapest

Single Twin Supp. Share Option

Fri 19 Apr Fri 26 Apr

Sun 28 Apr 1599 Sun 5 May 1599

490 490

Fri 26 Jul

Sun 4 Aug

1599 490

Brno

3

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Sun 12 May 1635 Sun 19 May 1635 Sun 26 May 1635 Sun 2 Jun 1635 Sun 9 Jun 1635

490 490 490 490 490

Fri 2 Aug Fri 9 Aug Fri 16 Aug Fri 23 Aug Fri 30 Aug

Sun 11 Aug Sun 18 Aug Sun 25 Aug Sun 1 Sep Sun 8 Sep

1599 1599 1599 1599 1665

490 490 490 490 490

Fri 7 Jun Fri 14 Jun Fri 21 Jun Fri 28 Jun

Sun 16 Jun Sun 23 Jun Sun 30 Jun Sun 7 Jul

1635 1635 1635 1599

490 490 490 490

Fri 6 Sep Fri 13 Sep Fri 20 Sep Fri 27 Sep

Sun 15 Sep Sun 22 Sep Sun 29 Sep Sun 6 Oct

1665 1665 1665 1665

490 490 490 490

Fri 5 Jul Fri 12 Jul Fri 19 Jul

Sun 14 Jul 1599 Sun 21 Jul 1599 Sun 28 Jul 1599

490 490 490

Fri 4 Oct Fri 11 Oct Fri 18 Oct Fri 25 Oct

Sun 13 Oct Sun 20 Oct Sun 27 Oct Sun 3 Nov

1635 1635 1635 1635

490 490 490 490

SLOVAKIA VIENNA

AUSTRIA

Bratislava

Esztergom

3 BUDAPEST

HUNGARY ITALY SLOVENIA CROATIA Overnight stays

■ Sightseeing stops

Start

Package price per person

Starts Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

Single Supp.

GREAT SAVINGS

End

Tonight, experience a Highlight Dinner featuring Viennese specialities at a Heurigen, a local wine tavern near Vienna. (BB HD) DAY 6 VIENNA AT LEISURE Organise your day to reflect your interests. Consider visiting the beautiful Schönbrunn Palace. Or splash out on the Kärntnerstrasse, Vienna’s most famous shopping street. Don’t forget to treat yourself to coffee and Sachertorte in a typical Viennese coffee house! (BB)

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

£145 p.p. £109 p.p. £73 p.p. £73 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount

£140

Triple Room Reduction

£20

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. Note: All discounts apply to the land only portion. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 88. All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

Prague

Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Prague Airport will operate at 9.00am, 11.00am and 1.00pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Budapest Airport at 7.00am and 11.00am. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for land only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased.

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak to your travel agent at the time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Visas cannot be issued at borders in Europe.

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DAY 8 BUDAPEST SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE 5 B Your Local Guide takes you on a fascinating walking tour of old Buda. Visit the Fisherman’s Bastion. View the Matthias Church. See the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe. Drive to Pest to visit Heroes’ Square, featuring the Millennium Memorial. Enjoy free time shopping for Hungarian embroidery and fine porcelain. Tonight, enjoy a Be My Guest dinner of authentic cuisine at a local family-run restaurant and winery on the outskirts of the city. (BB BG) DAY 9 BUDAPEST AT LEISURE F Arrange your free day to suit yourself. Laze in one of the city’s Thermal Pools or take a leisurely lunch in the town square. This evening, celebrate the end of your trip with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB FD) DAY 10 DEPART BUDAPEST Say goodbye to your companions and Travel Director after an unforgettable trip. Transfers are provided to Budapest airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

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AT LEISURE : EUROPE

DAY 7 VIENNA – ESZTERGOM – BUDAPEST (3 NIGHTS) Drive along the Danube Bend, a narrow twisting valley in the pretty Carpathian Basin. View the cathedral, Castle Hill and St. Tamas Hill in Esztergom before you follow the river to Budapest. Tonight why not experience a scenic cruise with views of the city. (BB) Hotel: Hilton West End (SF)

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Wonders of St. Petersburg & Moscow Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest This is a unique opportunity to meet and chat with the locals at the Theatre of Youth in the centre of St. Petersburg. You will be welcomed by the Theatre Director and taken on a short visit. See short dances on the stage by students and enjoy drinks and canapés in one of the beautiful theatre halls. The money contributed by Trafalgar to the Theatre on your behalf will be used to promote the theatrical and dance education of the young people of St Petersburg – future Nureyevs and the like! • 5 Local Guide in St. Petersburg and Moscow. • m Small Group Sightseeing in St. Petersburg, enjoy an expertly guided tour of the Hermitage Museum with a group size of no more than 25 guests. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

Sightseeing Highlights • St. Petersburg View the Winter Palace, St Isaac’s Cathedral and Nevsky Prospekt. Visit St Peter and Paul Fortress with a Local Guide. • Moscow See Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral & the Kremlin Walls with your Local Guide.

DAY 1 ARRIVE ST. PETERSBURG (4 NIGHTS) E Welcome to the magnificent city of St. Petersburg! Relax and unwind after your journey. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception with a light dinner at your hotel. Then a short evening orientation drive will be the perfect introduction to this magnificent city. (WR) Hotel: Sokos Olympia Gardens (F) DAY 2 ST. PETERSBURG SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE 5 m B Admire the landmarks of St. Petersburg during your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. View the Tsar’s Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great. Explore the Peter and Paul Fortress on your included visit. Your time in St. Petersburg also includes a Small Group Sightseeing visit to the Hermitage Museum to see some of the world’s largest and most valuable art collections. The Hermitage occupies five impressive buildings on the banks of the River Neva in the heart of St. Petersburg. Featuring over 3 million artefacts, the collection represents the development of world culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20th century. This evening enjoy a unique Be My Guest dining experience. (BB BG) DAY 3 ST. PETERSBURG AT LEISURE Today is a full day at leisure to explore the city further. This evening, perhaps visit a theatre to see a Russian folklore show. (BB)

Dining Highlights • 7 hot buffet breakfasts. • B Be My Guest Drinks and canapés in a beautiful St. Petersburg theatre hall. • 2 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in St. Petersburg including welcome drinks and a light meal. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Moscow.

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. • Return scheduled flights* • UK private car door to door airport transfers • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • High-speed train journey between St. Petersburg and Moscow. • Rail service is reserved in standard class. • Porterage is included at train stations. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8. Conditions apply, see departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo.

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Moscow Underground Station

3

FINLAND Duration: 8 Days Price from: £1725

per person twin share

Package price per person

Gulf of Finland

4

ST. PETERSBURG

ESTONIA

Starts St. Petersburg

High-speed Train

RUSSIA LATVIA 3

MOSCOW

LITHUANIA

■ Sightseeing stops

Single Twin Supp. Starts Share Option St. Petersburg

Ends Moscow

Single Twin Supp. Share Option

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320 320

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1725 320 1725 320

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320 320 320 320

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320 320

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Sun 13 Oct

1725 320

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BELARUS Overnight stays

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End

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

DAY 4 ST. PETERSBURG AT LEISURE Consider joining an excursion to visit the fabulous gardens and spectacular fountains of Peter the Great’s summer residence at Petrodvorets. (BB)

Young Traveller Discount Triple Room Reduction For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. Note: All discounts apply to the land only portion. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 88.

£154 p.p. £115 p.p. £77 p.p. £77 p.p. £140 £100

All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Please note: It is necessary to obtain a Russian tourist Voucher and a Russian Visa for this trip. It is your responsibility to obtain both documents prior to travel. Speak to your Travel Agent for details. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from St. Petersburg Airport will operate at 11.30am, 2.30pm and 5.00pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport at 5.00am and 11.00am and at Moscow Domodedovo Airport at 5.00am and 1.00pm *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for land only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased.

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. River Neva, St. Petersburg

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DAY 7 MOSCOW AT LEISURE F Today is a full day at leisure to explore the city further. Consider visiting one of the city’s museums or take an optional excursion to Zagorsk, the largest religious and cultural centre in Russia. Tonight celebrate with your Travel Director and companions at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB FD)

AT LEISURE : EUROPE

DAY 5 ST. PETERSBURG – HIGH SPEED TRAIN – MOSCOW (3 NIGHTS) After a hearty Russian breakfast enjoy some free time before taking a train trip towards the Russian capital. Arrive later in Moscow, your home for the next three nights. An ancient city full of remarkable architecture and monuments to fallen heroes and victorious battles, Moscow is a cauldron of creativity and culture. The capital of Russia and the largest city in Europe, its metropolitan area is vast. Located on the Moskva River, Moscow is the country’s political, economic, religious and financial hub, and home to the largest number of billionaires in the world! (BB) Hotel: Marriott Tverskaya (SF)

Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this holiday. Please speak to your Travel Agent at the time of booking to assess your specific requirements.

DAY 8 DEPART MOSCOW Say goodbye to this unique country at the end of a remarkable holiday of discovery. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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DAY 6 MOSCOW SIGHTSEEING 5 Marvel at Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin Walls during your guided sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. Afterwards, there is plenty of time to shop for souvenirs and explore on your own. (BB)

Egypt, Cairo & Sharm el Sheikh Sharm el Sheik

Sightseeing Highlights • Memphis See the Ramses II statue and the Alabaster Sphinx. • Sakkara View the Step Pyramid, the oldest in the ancient world. • Giza See the Great Pyramids and the Great Sphinx. • Cairo Visit the Citadel, Alabaster Mosque, the Hanging Church of St. Mary and the Egyptian Museum. • Sharm el-Sheikh Enjoy relaxation time at this Red Sea Resort.

Dining Highlights • 8 buffet breakfasts. • F Highlight Dinner star-gazing in the desert.

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. • Return scheduled flights* • UK private car door to door airport transfers • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats. • Flight from Cairo to Sharm el-Sheikh. • Flight from Sharm el-Sheikh to Cairo. • The services of a professional English speaking Egyptologist in Cairo. • Airport transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in a Cairo hotel booked by Trafalgar. • J Audio Headsets Provided in Cairo to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo.

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From £985 per person sharing a twin room. Why not extend your holiday by joining the five day Jordan Experience. On Day 8 of ESHAA you will fly from Sharm el Sheikh to Amman to pick up the Jordan Experience. See our website or First Class brochure for full itenerary details.

DAY 1 ARRIVE CAIRO (3 NIGHTS) Welcome to Cairo! You are met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Relax after check-in or take a stroll through the city’s ancient, bustling streets. The rest of your day is at leisure. Hotel: Ramses Hilton (MD) DAY 2 CAIRO SIGHTSEEING In Memphis, see the limestone Colossus of Ramses II and the giant Alabaster Sphinx. Visit Sakkara, a vast burial ground featuring numerous pyramids including the world famous Step Pyramid. Finish at Giza, home to the Great Pyramids and the enigmatic Great Sphinx. (BB) DAY 3 CAIRO SIGHTSEEING Built to protect the city from Crusaders and home to Egypt’s rulers for 700 years, Cairo’s ancient Citadel is magnificent. View the Alabaster Mosque’s ornate interior and explore the Hanging Church of St. Mary. Visit the Egyptian Museum featuring a wealth of treasures, including Tutankhamun’s famous gold mask. This evening, you might like to watch the Sound and Light show at the Pyramids. (BB) DAY 4 CAIRO − SHARM EL-SHEIKH (4 NIGHTS) D This morning, transfer to the airport for the short flight to Sharm el-Sheikh. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. You are free for the rest of the day to explore this charming town located on the Red Sea. (BB) Hotel: Maritim Jolie Ville (MD) DAY 5 SHARM EL-SHEIKH SIGHTSEEING F A major resort on Egypt’s sparkling Red Sea Riviera, Sharm el-Sheikh features pristine sandy beaches, crystal blue sea, sizzling temperatures

Pyramids at Giza

Giza

Sakkara

1 1

JORDAN

CAIRO

2 PETRA

1 3

Memphis

5

EGYPT Valley of the Kings Edfu

Package price per person

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4

SHARM SHEIKH

Dendera

Red Sea

Karnak Luxor

Kom-Ombo Philae

Overnight stays

Aswan

■ Sightseeing stops

Start

Duration: 9 Days Price from: £1675 per person twin share Ref: ESHAA

End

and breathtaking views of the Sinai Mountains. This evening, experience a special stargazing Highlight Dinner in a tent in the desert. After a buffet of local specialities, an astronomer gives a short talk on the stars and planets visible at the time. (BB HD) DAY 6 TO DAY 7 FREE TIME AT LEISURE Enjoy your time in this beautiful resort. Maybe snorkel to explore the coral reef or marvel at the underwater world from a glass-bottomed boat. Haggle for souvenirs in the bazaars or just relax and gaze across the Red Sea. (BB/BB) DAY 8 SHARM EL-SHEIKH - CAIRO D This morning transfer to the airport for the short flight to Cairo. Or you may wish to fly to Luxor to join either the 4 or 7 night Nile Cruise. Or to Amman to join the Jordan Experience with a possible extension to the Dead Sea. (BB) Hotel: Fairmont Heliopolis (SF) DAY 9 DEPART CAIRO Bid farewell to Egypt this morning. Transfers are available, conditions apply. (BB) Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this trip, please speak with your Travel Agent at time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

Starts Cairo

Ends Cairo

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Twin Share Option

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1750 1725 1725 1699

330 290 290 290

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1675 1675 1675 1675 1675

290 290 290 290 290

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1675 1675 1675 1675

290 290 290 290

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Ends Cairo

Single Twin Supp. Share Option

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Fri 26 Jul Fri 2 Aug

1699 320 1675 290

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Fri 9 Aug Fri 16 Aug Fri 23 Aug Fri 30 Aug Fri 6 Sep

1675 1675 1675 1675 1675

290 290 290 290 290

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1675 1675 1685 1699

290 290 290 290

Thu 3 Oct Fri 11 Oct 1765 Thu 10 Oct Fri 18 Oct 1765 Thu 4 Jul Fri 12 Jul 1699 320 Thu 17 Oct Fri 25 Oct 1765 Thu 11 Jul Fri 19 Jul 1699 320 Thu 24 Oct Fri 1 Nov 1765 Please note: Guaranteed room share and Triple rooms are not available on this trip.

330 330 330 330

Airport transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in a Cairo hotel booked by Trafalgar. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for land only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 20-21 and 88.

OPTIONAL 4 OR 7 NIGHT NILE CRUSE Extend your holiday by joining a four or seven night Nile cruise. 4 night Nile Cruise from £775 per person sharing a twin cabin. Single supplement available from £150. 7 night Nile Cruise from £960 per person sharing a twin cabin. Single supplement available from £230. On Day 8 of ESHAA you will fly from Sharm el Sheik to Luxor to embark on your chosen Nile cruise adventure. For full details of the four night Nile cruise itinerary, see the Best of Egypt, Day 2 – 6 on our website. For full details of the seven night Nile cruise itinerary, see the Wonders of Ancient Egypt, Day 3 – 10 on our website. After disembarkation from your Nile Cruise, join your included flight to Cairo for a final night in the capital.

Red Sea, Sharm el-Sheikh

AT LEISURE : EUROPE & EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

AMMAN Giza Province

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Greek Island Hopper Santorini

Insider Experiences • 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.

Sightseeing Highlights • Athens Visit the Acropolis and view the Parthenon. See the Agora, Royal Palace and Temple of Zeus. View Hadrian’s Arch and the 1896 Olympic stadium. • 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 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with a light meal and drinks with your Trafalgar Local Host in Athens. n F Highlight Dinner in Mykonos. n F Highlight Dinner in Santorini.

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 (excluding all ferries and flights where baggage handling is the guests responsibility). • Return scheduled flights* • UK private car door to door airport transfers • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats. • High-speed ferry from Athens to Mykonos. • High-speed ferry from Mykonos to Santorini. • Flight from Santorini to Athens. • Airport transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Athens hotel booked by Trafalgar. • J Audio Headsets Provided in Athens to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo.

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For an exciting family version of this itinerary with fun family activities & inclusions please see our 2013 Family Experiences on our website at www.FamilyTravelExperiences.co.uk

2013

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

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. Later, meet with your fellow travellers and your Trafalgar Local Host for a Welcome Reception including a welcome drink and a light meal. (WR) Hotel: Metropolitan Hotel (MD) DAY 2 ATHENS SIGHTSEEING 5 Your amazing sightseeing tour with your 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. (BB) DAY 3 ATHENS – MYKONOS (3 NIGHTS) F Board your ferry at the port of Piraeus for a spectacular cruise to the Cycladic Island of Mykonos, playground of the rich and famous! Transfer to your hotel with an 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 / Akroyali / 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 Archaelogical 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 an orientation on arrival and spend free time exploring Santorini, also known as Thera. Comprising 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 / Kalisti Thira (F)

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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. Consider a ride 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 short flight back to Athens this morning. 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 Greece and your newfound friends as you are transferred to the airport for the flight home. (BB)

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All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Athens hotel booked by Trafalgar. Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions on the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious holidays or unforeseen circumstances. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for land only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 20-21 and 88.

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

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Costsaver Option: For a similar trip featuring Superior Tourist Class hotels, search for Greek Island Explorer at www.trafalgar.com or ask for Trafalgar’s 2013 CostSaver brochure.

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Paradise Beach, Mykonos

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Canada’s Rockies

with optional Calgary Stampede Bow River, 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 Rocky Mountain wildlife at a fun, interactive presentation in Jasper.

Sightseeing Highlights • Icefields Parkway Motor along this stunning highway. • Columbia Icefield Ride an Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier. • Jasper National Park Stay two nights in the heart of the National Park; join a narrated walk along Maligne Canyon. • Yoho National Park View the Natural Bridge, Spiral Tunnels and Emerald Lake. • Banff Spend a relaxing three nights in this famed alpine resort town. • Banff National Park Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. • Lake Louise Enjoy a guided walk along the lake. • Moraine Lake View this stunning lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks.

Dining Highlights • 6 full breakfasts • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Calgary n K Your Choice Dining in Banff n 1 three-course dinner n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Banff

DAY 1 ARRIVE CALGARY E Welcome to Calgary! Get settled in at your hotel, located in the heart of downtown Calgary, and spend the afternoon relaxing or opt to explore the city. Visit the arts district or make use of easy access to public transportation to see all that Calgary has to offer. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Delta Bow Valley (SF) DAY 2 CALGARY – ICEFIELDS PARKWAY – COLUMBIA ICEFIELD – JASPER (2 NIGHTS) j Head north along the stunning Icefields Parkway, driving beneath snowcapped peaks, and alongside thundering waterfalls and glistening glaciers. Keep an eye out for wildlife including grizzly and black bears, moose, elk and mountain goats. Upon arrival at the Columbia Icefield, board an Ice Explorer for a unique journey onto the massive Athabasca Glacier. Stay tonight in the heart of Jasper National Park where you’ll learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife at an interactive, after-dinner presentation by a Local Expert. (FB D) Hotel: Sawridge Inn Jasper (SF) DAY 3 JASPER NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE Start the day with an optional cruise on Maligne Lake before embarking on an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Rockies. Learn about one of Canada’s longest underground river systems while strolling along the canyon’s trail, past beautiful waterfalls and spectacular rock formations. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you like: relish the superb vistas, stroll the quaint streets, or join one of the optional activities, which include a gentle float trip down the Athabasca River or a guided alpine excursion to Mount Edith Cavell. (FB)

First Class Highlights • See page 8 for all included highlights • 6 nights First Class accommodation • Return scheduled flights* • UK private car door to door airport transfers • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 7 • L Complimentary keepsake photo • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

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For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 88. Please visit our website or contact your Travel Agent for details of great Early Payment Discounts. All prices are per person, twin share.

DAY 5 LAKE LOUISE – MORAINE LAKE – BANFF AT LEISURE Ice-blue glaciers, pounding waterfalls and surging rivers dominate the landscape on the way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Banff National Park. Soon the stunning emerald and aquamarine lakes of the Rockies are revealed. Visit postcard-perfect Lake Louise and take a narrated stroll along the lakeshore to learn about the geology and history of the area. Continue on to stunning Moraine Lake, nestled in the dramatic Valley of the Ten Peaks. Spend the rest of the day as you like—perhaps ride on the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a bird’s-eye view of six mountain ranges or a river float trip down the Bow River. Tonight, if the landscape makes you feel like singing, choose a fun outing at Banff’s entertaining musical dinner. (FB) DAY 6 BANFF AT LEISURE F Today is yours to explore as you please. Browse the shops along Banff Avenue, take a hike and enjoy your spectacular setting, or be wowed by bird’s-eye views of the Rockies with an optional scenic helicopter flight over Mount Assiniboine. Your Travel Director will be happy to assist you in planning your day. This evening, join your newfound friends at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) DAY 7 BANFF – DEPART CALGARY This morning, descend from the Canadian Rockies. Upon arrival in Calgary, a complimentary transfer is provided to Calgary International Airport or the hotel in Calgary for guests extending their stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 2 p.m. (FB)

*Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for land only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased. International flights included in the itinerary may mean you leaving earlier or landing later than the start and end dates featured. Please speak to your travel consultant for full details. W Canada’s Rockies with Calgary Stampede (DC5A). These departures feature two nights 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.

Canada’s Rockies with Calgary Stampede Reference: DC5A The Calgary Stampede takes place at the beginning of July every year. With Trafalgar, you can experience this worldfamous event on selected departures. DAY 1 ARRIVE CALGARY (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Calgary! Get settled at your hotel, and spend the afternoon relaxing or opt to explore Calgary. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions at the hotel for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Delta Bow Valley (SF) DAY 2 CALGARY STAMPEDE Don your boots and Stetson for the world-famous Calgary Stampede, an exciting spectacle of classic rodeo events and grandstand shows. Spend the entire day at “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” Your all-day pass includes reserved seating for the world’s largest rodeo and admission to the Stampede Park, home to agricultural and livestock exhibits, live bands and an amusement park. This evening, get your adrenaline pumping at the Stampede’s thrilling chuckwagon races, in which teams of horses pull traditional chuckwagons around a racetrack. Cap off the day with a bang at the Grandstand Show, a singing and dancing musical extravaganza and fireworks display. (FB) DAY 3 TO DAY 8 Days 3-8 will operate as per Days 2-7 on the 7-Day itinerary.

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DAY 4 JASPER – YOHO – EMERALD LAKE – BANFF (3 NIGHTS) K Cross the Continental Divide and set out for Yoho National Park with its towering waterfalls, spectacular scenery and Natural Bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. You’ll see Emerald Lake, sparkling with the blue-green hue of a precious jewel. Immerse yourself in the natural glories of Banff, including the classic viewpoint of Surprise Corner along Tunnel Mountain Drive, spectacular Bow Falls and the wind-shaped rock formations known as hoodoos. End the day in the quintessential alpine village of Banff with a Your Choice Dining experience where you will select your dinner location from one of four Banff favourites. (FB YC) Hotel: Banff Park Lodge (F)

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Canada’s Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer with optional Calgary Stampede 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 Rocky Mountain wildlife at a fun, interactive presentation in Jasper.

Sightseeing Highlights • Icefields Parkway Motor along this stunning highway. • Columbia Icefield Ride an Ice Explorer on Athabasca Glacier. • Jasper National Park Join a narrated walk along Maligne Canyon; spend two nights inside the National Park. • Yoho National Park View the Natural Bridge, Spiral Tunnels and Emerald Lake. • Banff Spend a relaxing three nights in this famed alpine resort town. • Banff National Park Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. • Lake Louise Enjoy a guided walk along the lake. • Moraine Lake View this stunning lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. • Rocky Mountaineer Travel from the Rockies to the Pacific coast.

Dining Highlights • 7 breakfasts: 5 full breakfasts n 2 continental breakfasts onboard the Rocky Mountaineer • 2 lunches: Onboard the Rocky Mountaineer • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Calgary n K Your Choice Dining in Banff n 1 three-course dinner n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Banff

First Class Highlights • See page 8 for all included highlights • Rocky Mountaineer trail (RedLeaf Service) from Banff to Vancouver • All tips to train personnel included • 7 nights First Class accommodation • Return scheduled flights* • UK private car door to door airport transfers • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8 • L Complimentary keepsake photo • J Audio Headsets On all guided visits and included sightseeing

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Rocky Mountaineer DAY 1 ARRIVE CALGARY E Welcome to Calgary! Get settled in at your hotel, located in the heart of downtown Calgary, and spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring. Visit the arts district or make use of easy access to public transportation to see all that Calgary has to offer. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Delta Bow Valley (SF) DAY 2 CALGARY – ICEFIELDS PARKWAY – COLUMBIA ICEFIELD – JASPER (2 NIGHTS) j Head north along the stunning Icefields Parkway, driving beneath snowcapped peaks, and alongside thundering waterfalls and glistening glaciers. Keep an eye out for wildlife including grizzly and black bears, moose, elk and mountain goats. Upon arrival at the Columbia Icefield, board an Ice Explorer for a unique journey onto the massive Athabasca Glacier. Stay tonight in the heart of Jasper National Park where you’ll learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife at an interactive, after-dinner presentation by a Local Expert. (FB D) Hotel: Sawridge Inn Jasper (SF) DAY 3 JASPER NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE Start the day with an optional cruise on Maligne Lake before embarking on an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Rockies. Learn about one of Canada’s longest underground river systems while strolling along the canyon’s trail, past beautiful waterfalls and spectacular rock formations. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you like: relish the superb vistas, stroll the quaint streets, or join one of the optional activities which include a gentle float trip down the Athabasca River or a guided alpine excursion to Mount Edith Cavell. (FB) DAY 4 JASPER – YOHO – EMERALD LAKE – BANFF (3 NIGHTS) K Cross the Continental Divide and set out for Yoho National Park with its towering waterfalls, spectacular scenery and natural bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. You’ll see Emerald Lake, sparkling with the blue-green hue of a precious jewel. Immerse yourself in the natural glories of Banff, including the classic viewpoint of Surprise Corner along Tunnel Mountain Drive, spectacular Bow Falls and the wind-shaped rock formations known as hoodoos. End the day in the quintessential alpine village of Banff with a Your Choice Dining experience where you will select your dinner location from four Banff favourites. (FB YC) Hotel: Banff Park Lodge (F) DAY 5 LAKE LOUISE – MORAINE LAKE – BANFF AT LEISURE Ice-blue glaciers, pounding waterfalls and surging rivers dominate the landscape on the way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Banff National Park. Soon the stunning emerald and aquamarine lakes of the Rockies are revealed. Visit postcard-perfect Lake Louise and take a narrated stroll along the lakeshore to learn about the geology and history of the area. Continue on to stunning Moraine Lake, nestled in the dramatic Valley of the Ten Peaks. Spend the rest of the day as you like—perhaps ride on the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a bird’s-eye view of six mountain ranges or a river float trip down the Bow River. Tonight, if the landscape makes you feel like singing, choose a fun outing at Banff’s entertaining musical dinner. (FB) DAY 6 BANFF AT LEISURE F Today is yours to explore as you please. Browse the shops along Banff Avenue, take a hike and enjoy your spectacular setting or be wowed by aerial views of the Rockies with an optional scenic helicopter flight over Mount Assiniboine. Your Travel Director will be happy to assist you in planning your day. This evening, join your newfound friends at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD)

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DAY 7 BANFF – ROCKY MOUNTAINEER – KAMLOOPS After bidding farewell to your Travel Director, it’s “All aboard!” the Rocky Mountaineer train in RedLeaf Service (GoldLeaf Service and SilverLeaf Service upgrades available) for a two-day independent daytime rail journey back to Vancouver. Travel through the incredible engineering feat of the Spiral Tunnels, past the glaciers of Kicking Horse Pass, under Mount McDonald and along the South Thompson River to historic Kamloops—“the meeting of the waters”—where you are transferred to your hotel. (CB L) Hotel: Assigned by Rocky Mountaineer DAY 8 KAMLOOPS – ROCKY MOUNTAINEER – DEPART VANCOUVER Continue your rail journey through the Thompson and Fraser Canyons. Approaching Vancouver, travel through the fertile fields of the Fraser River Valley and alongside the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains before arriving at approximately 5:30 p.m. Take a complimentary transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the hotel downtown if you want to

Rocky Mountaineer Train GoldLeaf Upgrade Reference: DCGD GoldLeaf Upgrade £680 • Rocky Mountaineer train (GoldLeaf Service Upgrade) from Banff to Vancouver • Assigned seating with extended legroom in a bi-level GoldLeaf Dome Coach • Open-air viewing deck at the rear of the car • Live onboard commentary • 2 full breakfasts and 2 lunches served in the GoldLeaf dining room • Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages • First Class hotel in Kamloops • All transfers in Kamloops • Tips to train personnel included

Rocky Mountaineer Train SilverLeaf Upgrade Reference: DCSD SilverLeaf Upgrade £415 • Rocky Mountaineer train (SilverLeaf Service Upgrade) from Banff to Vancouver • Single level glass domed coach with oversized windows • Roomy, reclining seats • Breakfast and lunch served at your seat (choice of entrees) • Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and snacks • Overnight accommodation in popular hotels

Please visit our website or contact your Travel Agent for details of great Early Payment Discounts. All prices are per person, twin share. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Department to discuss land only prices should you wish to purchase your own flights. All flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may be applicable. Dependent on flight times additional nights may need to be purchased at the beginning or end of your trip. International flights included in the itinerary may mean you leaving earlier or landing later than the start and end dates featured. Please speak to your travel consultant for full details. W Canada’s Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer with Calgary Stampede (DC5R, DC5S, DC5G). These departures feature two nights 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.

extend your stay. The train’s arrival into Vancouver can be subject to delays so please allow plenty of time for your onward travel arrangements. Please do not schedule any flights before 9 p.m. (CB L)

Canada’s Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer with Calgary Stampede Reference: DC5R/DC5S/DC5G The Calgary Stampede takes place at the beginning of July every year. With Trafalgar, you can experience this world-famous event on selected departures. DAY 1 ARRIVE CALGARY (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Calgary! Check into your hotel and explore some of what Calgary has to offer. Join your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions at 6 p.m. for a Welcome Reception at the hotel. (WR) Hotel: Delta Bow Valley (SF) DAY 2 CALGARY STAMPEDE Don your boots and Stetson for the world-famous Calgary Stampede, an exciting spectacle of classic rodeo events and grandstand shows. Spend the entire day at “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” Your all-day pass includes reserved seating for the world’s largest rodeo and admission to the Stampede Park, home to agricultural and livestock exhibits, live bands and an amusement park. This evening, get your adrenaline pumping at the Stampede’s thrilling chuckwagon races, in which teams of horses pull traditional chuckwagons around a racetrack. Cap off the day with a bang at the Grandstand Show, a singing and dancing musical extravaganza and fireworks display. (FB) DAY 3 TO DAY 9 Days 3-9 will operate as per Days 2-8 on the 8-Day Itinerary.

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San Francisco & Wine Country Delights Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Enjoy a Be My Guest dinner with wine and a private tour of a winery with your local hosts in Sonoma. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • j Local Expert Tour San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury neighbourhood with an expert guide and recapture the flower-power spirit of the 1960s. • I Local Speciality Embark on a food tasting adventure at the local farmer’s market in San Francisco. n Taste and learn about fortune cookies. n Sample and learn about the making of sparkling wine in Calistoga. n Enjoy a tour and tasting at an Olive Press in Sonoma.

Sightseeing Highlights • San Francisco Enjoy a city tour exploring the main attractions; take a guided walk through Chinatown. • Sonoma and Napa Valley Journey along the scenic Valley of the Moon, Carneros Highway and Silverado Trail, dotted with wineries. • Ravenswood Winery Blend your own wine at a private seminar. • Sonoma Stroll historic Sonoma Plaza for some shopping at quaint boutiques. • St. Helena Enjoy a tour and tasting followed by a picnic lunch at V. Sattui Winery. • Clos Pegase Enjoy the art and sample the varietals during this guided visit. • Castello di Amorosa Enjoy a private guided tour of the castle followed by a tasting of five wines. • Nicholson Ranch Winery Admire the sweeping views and taste fine wines on this exclusive tour. • Domaine Carneros Tour the winery, visit the beautiful chateau and enjoy a tasting of various sparkling wines. • m Small Group Sightseeing In San Francisco, enjoy an expert guided tour of Haight Ashbury and the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market with a group size of no more than 25 guests to enhance your experience. • H Wine Tasting Create and sample your own wine at a private blending lab at Ravenswood Winery.

Dining Highlights • 7 full breakfasts • 1 lunch: F Picnic Highlight Lunch with drinks at a winery in St. Helena • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in San Francisco n K Your Choice Dining in San Francisco n B Be My Guest dinner with wine at a Sonoma Valley winery n F Private cooking class and Farewell Dinner with wine in Sonoma

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Castillo di Amarosa, Calistoga DAY 1 ARRIVE SAN FRANCISCO (3 NIGHTS) E Welcome to San Francisco and Wine Country! After checking in at your hotel, feel free to start your discovery of San Francisco and get a preview of the many sites you will visit in the coming days. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Hyatt Regency San Francisco (MD) DAY 2 SAN FRANCISCO SIGHTSEEING I m j K After a leisurely breakfast, begin your day with a Local Speciality with a visit to San Francisco’s famous Saturday morning Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market for a food-tasting adventure and Small Group Sightseeing. After some time on your own for lunch at Fishermans Wharf, set out for a real insider’s experience of Haight Ashbury, ground zero for the hippie generation in the ‘60s. Join a Local Expert for a Small Group Sightseeing walk in the footsteps of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and The Grateful Dead and learn about the impact of the alternative rock culture on San Francisco and the world. This evening, join your Travel Director on a walking tour through Chinatown, exploring the neighbourhood’s fascinating history. Inhale the pungent scents of the tea and herbal shops, admire the Chinese-style buildings, and enjoy a Local Speciality during a stop at the Golden Gate Cookie Factory to watch how fortune cookies are made. Tonight, enjoy a Your Choice Dining experience when you select a dinner location from one of four San Francisco restaurants. (FB YC)

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DAY 3 SAN FRANCISCO AT LEISURE You have the entire day to explore glorious, exciting, eccentric San Francisco on your own. Ride the cable cars, shop Union Square, or visit the museums and gardens of Golden Gate Park. If you’re a foodie, you can eat your way through San Francisco’s eclectic neighbourhoods on an optional Tastes of the City tour. You can also venture further away on optional trips to Carmel and Monterey, Muir Woods National Monument or Yosemite National Park. Your Travel Director will be happy to help make any arrangements for you. (FB) DAY 4 SAN FRANCISCO – SONOMA – NAPA (4 NIGHTS) I H Leave your hearts in San Francisco as you set out in search of Bacchus in California’s world-renowned Wine Country. Pass through the quaint towns of Glen Ellen and Kenwood before arriving in Sonoma for some at leisure time and lunch on your own. Stroll historic Sonoma Plaza, flanked by the Presidio and Mission San Francisco de Solano—the last California mission built—and browse the unique gift shops. Enjoy a Local Speciality during a visit to an Olive Press in Sonoma where you take a tour and learn about the harvesting process and making of olive oil. This afternoon, retreat to a private blending lab at Ravenswood Winery and create, taste and bottle your own perfect combination of Carignane, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel for a Wine Tasting. (FB) Hotel: River Terrace Inn (SF) DAY 5 NAPA VALLEY EXCURSION F B Starting with a visit to downtown Napa and the Oxbow public market, today is a day devoted to tasting the savoury, sweet, salty and spicy flavours of California Wine Country. Sample creamy, pungent and delicate locally produced artisan cheeses; nibble on cured salami and speciality sausages; and sate your sweet tooth with a tasting of decadent chocolates. You’ll have a chance to shop for your own treats before travelling on to the quaint town of St. Helena and the V. Sattui Winery. After touring the winery, prepare your palate for an outstanding selection of wines for a wine tasting then relax at a picnic Highlight Lunch on the beautiful grounds. This evening in Sonoma, celebrate a wonderful holiday with a Be My Guest dinner at a winery where you’ll also enjoy a private tour and sample estateproduced wines. (FB HL BG)

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to the hand-crafted wines from Italy’s Tuscany and Umbria regions. And, you’ll enjoy a wine tasting, of course! Lunch is on your own in downtown Calistoga, noted for its hot springs and geyser. Continue on to explore the art and vineyards of the award-winning winery Clos Pegase and sample some of its estate wines. This evening, the tables are turned as you join a hands-on cooking class at a famous culinary school. You’ll group into teams with your fellow travellers and prepare a delicious four-course gourmet meal alongside top chef instructors. When finished, toast your efforts with a glass of champagne and hors d’oeuvres before enjoying the fruits of your labour at a Farewell Dinner with a wine pairing of locally produced wines. (FB FD) DAY 8 NAPA – DEPART SAN FRANCISCO I Wrap up your Wine Country sojourn this morning with a tour of the beautiful chateau and vineyards of Domaine Carneros. Learn the Local Speciality secrets of sparkling wine production and toast your fellow travellers with a seated wine tasting of sparkling wines. Before you know it, it will be time to say one last ‘Cheers’ in California—take your complimentary transfer to San Francisco International Airport, or to the hotel in San Francisco if you are extending your stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 3 p.m. (FB)

DAY 6 NAPA AT LEISURE You have a free day to explore Napa on your own! Spend the day around town, enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the charming restaurants or shop for antiques and crafts. If you are feeling extra adventurous, join an optional sunrise balloon flight over the vineyards or a journey through the bucolic countryside with lunch aboard the vintage rail cars of the Napa Valley Wine Train. (FB) DAY 7 CALISTOGA EXCURSION I F Travel the scenic drive north to St. Helena. Then, join a guided private tour of Castello di Amorosa, a 107-room, Tuscan-style castle and winery. Learn the Local Speciality of the castle vintners who combine traditional wine making methods with modern technology to produce wines similar

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Great East Coast Cities The Jefferson Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Insider Experiences • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Washington, D.C. and New York City. • I Local Speciality Visit the Samuel Adams Brewery for a tour and tasting.

Sightseeing Highlights • Washington, D.C. Explore the main attractions; take pictures of the White House, view the Capitol, Washington Monument and visit the Lincoln and World War II Memorials. • Arlington National Cemetery Learn about the final resting place of the nation’s heroes. • Philadelphia Explore Independence National Historic Park, including the Liberty Bell. View Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence was signed and where the United States Constitution was drafted. • New York City Enjoy a tour of the city’s famous attractions including Battery Park and views of the Statue of Liberty. Look out on it all from the Top of the Rock observation deck. • Newport Tour the Vanderbilts’ opulent mansion, The Breakers. • m Small Group Sightseeing See Washington, D.C. on an expert guided tour with a group size of no more than 25 guests to enhance your experience.

DAY 1 ARRIVE WASHINGTON, D.C. (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Washington, D.C. Your leisurely exploration of America’s favourite East Coast metropolises begins in the nation’s capital. Get settled at your hotel and step out on your own to get acquainted with this capital city. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel (SF) DAY 2 WASHINGTON, D.C. SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE 5 m Immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation today as you join a Local Guide on your Small Group Sightseeing tour to view the White House, the striking Washington Monument and the sprawling National Mall. Reflect on the country’s most turbulent days at the Lincoln Memorial and the somber World War II memorial. Next, visit Arlington National Cemetery and learn about the final resting place of the nation’s heroes. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to chart your own course through America’s capital city—visit one of the Smithsonian Institution’s renowned museums or stroll around Dupont Circle neighbourhood, designed by Pierre Charles L’Enfant just after the Civil War. (FB)

Dining Highlights • 7 full breakfasts • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Washington, D.C. n 1 three-course dinner in New York City n K Your Choice Dining experience in Boston n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Boston

First Class Highlights • See page 8 for all included highlights • 7 nights First Class accommodation • Return scheduled flights* • UK private car door to door airport transfers • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8 • L Complimentary keepsake photo • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

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DAY 3 WASHINGTON, D.C. – PHILADELPHIA – NEW YORK CITY (2 NIGHTS) Travel up the Atlantic seaboard to the City of Brotherly Love where you can walk in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin. View Independence Hall, visit the Liberty Bell and enjoy some time on your own to explore the Independence National Historic Park. Then it’s on to New York City. Take it easy or venture out to the pulsating streets of Times Square before a delicious dinner at a Manhattan restaurant. (FB D) Hotel: Hilton New York (SF) DAY 4 NEW YORK CITY SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE 5 Take a bite of the Big Apple today on a tour of the city’s highlights with a Local Guide. See the towering Empire State Building, the mirrored peak of the iconic Chrysler Building and expansive Central Park, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Visit Battery Park with views of the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France. Then ride the elevator to the “Top of the Rock,” the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Building, for a sweeping view of the skyscrapers, parks, rivers and urban canyons that make up the teeming isle of Manhattan. The afternoon and evening are yours to enjoy—take in a Broadway show, visit the American Museum of Natural History, or just explore the bustling streets, soaking up the atmosphere of one of the world’s greatest cities. (FB)

Please visit our website or contact your Travel Agent for details of great Early Payment Discounts. All prices are per person, twin share.

*Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Department to discuss land only prices should you wish to purchase your own flights. All flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may be applicable. Dependent on flight times additional nights may need to be purchased at the beginning or end of your trip. International flights included in the itinerary may mean you leaving earlier or landing later than the start and end dates featured. Please speak to your travel consultant for full details.

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mansions along Ocean Drive before touring The Breakers, the 70-room Italianate palace Cornelius Vanderbilt called his “cottage.” Tonight in Boston, raise a glass with your newfound friends at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) DAY 8 DEPART BOSTON A complimentary transfer is provided to Boston Logan International Airport. (FB)

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DAY 5 NEW YORK CITY – BOSTON (3 NIGHTS) I K Boston is awash in history, from the Old North Church—made famous in Longfellow’s poem about Paul Revere’s midnight ride—to the Cambridge campus of Harvard University, the nation’s oldest institute of higher learning, founded just a few years after Boston itself. This afternoon, get to know Boston’s most famous beer, a Local Speciality, with a tour and tasting at the Samuel Adams Brewery. This evening, savour dinner at a special Your Choice Dining experience where you will select your dining location from four of Boston’s renowned eateries. (FB YC) Hotel: Omni Parker House (SF) DAY 6 BOSTON AT LEISURE Explore Boston on your own today. Rise early and hit the streets—or sleep late and enjoy a leisurely breakfast with a copy of the Boston Globe. Explore many of the city’s most famous sights. Stroll the green spaces of the Boston Common (and take a summer-time ride on one of the famous Swan Boats in the Public Garden), get lucky enough to catch a Red Sox game at Fenway Park, or discover the continental art collection at the lovely Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, designed to resemble a 15th-century Venetian palace. If you like, cross the Charles River to Cambridge on an optional tour of Harvard University. (FB) DAY 7 NEWPORT EXCURSION F Once the destination of choice of the Vanderbilts, Astors and Carnegies, the beautiful seaside town of Newport now offers history aficionados a wealth of architectural landmarks and entertaining stories of life among the 19th-century rich and famous. See the rows of

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East Coast Town & Country Retreat New York City, New York

Insider Experiences • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in New York City, Gettysburg and Washington, D.C. • l Unique Insight See Thomas Jefferson’s impressive book collection at the Library of Congress.

Sightseeing Highlights • New York See the sights on a guided city tour; experience the boroughs of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. • Lancaster County Appreciate the simplicity of the Amish lifestyle; enjoy a stop at the Kitchen Kettle Village for some shopping. • Bedford Stay in the elegant Omni Bedford Springs Resort and enjoy the activities and amenities of this luxury hotel. • Gettysburg Visit the historical battlefield with a guide. • Washington, D.C. Learn about the nation’s capital on a guided tour; pay tribute at the Arlington National Cemetery. • m Small Group Sightseeing See Washington, D.C. on a guided tour with a group of no more than 25 guests to enhance your experience.

Dining Highlights • 8 full breakfasts • 4 evening meals: E Harbour Cruise Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in New York n K Your Choice Dining in New York n 1 three-course dinner n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Washington, D.C.

First Class Highlights • See page 8 for all included highlights • 8 nights First Class accommodation • Return scheduled flights* • UK private car door to door airport transfers • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 9 • L Complimentary keepsake photo • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

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DAY 1 ARRIVE NEW YORK CITY (3 NIGHTS) E Welcome to New York City! Check into your hotel and spend the afternoon relaxing from your travels or doing a little exploring of this great metropolis on your own. At 5:30 p.m., join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a special Harbour Cruise Welcome Reception for an insider’s introduction to one of the world’s most captivating cities. Hop on a comfortable boat and toast the beginning of an unforgettable trip during a relaxing voyage through the beautiful harbour with stunning views of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline. (WR) Hotel: Staybridge Suites Times Square (F) DAY 2 NEW YORK CITY SIGHTSEEING 5 Embark on a city tour exploring the Big Apple with a Local Guide and discover the most vibrant features of this remarkable metropolis. See Times Square, Rockefeller Center and many more famous Manhattan sights. Drive through the boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn, getting a glimpse into these eclectic neighbourhoods. Enjoy the evening at leisure offering endless opportunities in the city that never sleeps. Catch a Broadway show or dine at one the unlimited choices of delectable restaurants. (FB) DAY 3 NEW YORK CITY AT LEISURE K The day is yours at leisure to take on the city as you please. Enjoy a long walk in beautiful Central Park, head to Fifth Avenue for some of the city’s best shopping, visit the moving 9-11 Memorial, or just explore the bustling streets soaking up the atmosphere. Tonight, finish your New York adventure with a Your Choice Dining experience, where you can sate your appetite at your choice of one of four stylish Manhattan eateries. (FB YC) Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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DAY 4 NEW YORK CITY – LANCASTER COUNTY – BEDFORD (2 NIGHTS) Travel through the green landscapes of Pennsylvania as you make your way to Amish Country in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. View the verdant fields and clapboard farmhouses before stopping at the Kitchen Kettle Village, a shopping village with 32 unique stores. Experience the heritage of the Amish people, browse the handmade products and soak up the local culture. Perhaps try a local favourite like “chow-chow” or “shoe-fly pie.” Then journey onward to the town of Bedford where the Omni Bedford Springs Resort awaits. Original historic charm is timelessly preserved in this luxury Four-Diamond hotel that sits alongside the Bedford Springs, eight mineral springs that are famed as being sources of rejuvenation. You will be welcomed with an afternoon tea followed by a tour of the historic property and resort. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the resort with your travelling companions. (FB D) Hotel: Omni Bedford Springs Resort (SF) DAY 5 BEDFORD AT LEISURE Today is at leisure for you to enjoy the serene atmosphere of the scenic Cumberland Valley. Relax or take advantage of the resort’s many optional activities such as hiking, biking or fly-fishing. This afternoon, delight in a cooking demonstration by one of the hotel’s expert chefs complete with a tasting of the delicious creations. (FB)

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DAY 8 WASHINGTON, D.C. SIGHTSEEING F Rise for a second day of discoveries in Washington, D.C. Visit Arlington National Cemetery and learn about the final resting place of the nation’s heroes. Pay tribute to those who dedicated their lives to the American ideals at the Tomb of the Unknowns, the Women in Military Memorial and the Kennedy gravesites. This afternoon is at leisure to chart your own course through America’s capital city—visit one of the Smithsonian Institution’s renowned museums or stroll around Dupont Circle neighbourhood, designed by Pierre Charles L’Enfant just after the Civil War. This evening, a special Farewell Dinner awaits you and your travel companions—the perfect ending to your time together. (FB FD) DAY 9 DEPART WASHINGTON, D.C. Your trip comes to an end with a transfer to Ronald Reagan National Airport or Dulles International Airport. (FB)

DAY 6 BEDFORD – GETTYSBURG – WASHINGTON, D.C. (3 NIGHTS) 5 Bid farewell to Bedford and continue to the historical site of Gettysburg. Join your Local Guide for a tour at the site of one of the Civil War’s most pivotal battles. The events at Gettysburg—where General George Meade’s Army of the Potomac defeated Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia—turned the tide in the Civil War. Just four months after the historic struggle, the battlefield was the backdrop for Abraham Lincoln’s call for “a new birth of freedom” in his famed Gettysburg Address. Arrive in the nation’s capital and enjoy the evening on your own to explore the offerings of Washington, D.C. (FB) Hotel: Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel (SF) DAY 7 WASHINGTON, D.C. SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE 5 m l Today, immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation as you view the White House, the striking Washington Monument and the sprawling National Mall with a Local Guide on a Small Group Sightseeing tour. Reflect on the country’s most turbulent days at the Lincoln Memorial and the somber World War II memorial. Visit the Library of Congress for a Unique Insight, the book collection of Thomas Jefferson. In 1814 Jefferson offered to sell his book collection to the Library of Congress after the British burned Congress and the nation’s Capital. His was the largest private collection at the time, and was purchased for $23,950 in 1815. Today, only a third of the original 6,487 volumes remain after a second fire to the Library in 1851. Enjoy the evening at leisure. (FB)

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Tastes & Sounds of the South Oak Alley Plantation, Louisiana

Insider Experiences • GUEST SAVOUR A BE MY B BE MY • B Be My Guest Savour a Be My Guest reception and dinner at a private Natchez Mansion. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in New Orleans. • I Local Speciality Encounter America’s most famous whiskey— Jack Daniel’s—and see how it is created from start to finish n Visit an authentic cotton plantation.

Sightseeing Highlights • Nashville Explore the city; visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and take a tour of Studio B; attend a live recording at the Grand Ole Opry. • Memphis Explore the “Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll”; enjoy a private tour of the Rock and Soul Museum. • Graceland Visit Elvis Presley’s estate, collections and gravesite. • Natchez Tour the city and visit a historical antebellum mansion. • Oak Alley Visit this historic plantation and tour the beautiful mansion. • Frogmore Plantation Learn about past and present cotton production. • New Orleans Stroll through the historic French Quarter and Garden District; visit an above-ground cemetery. • m Small Group Sightseeing See New Orleans on an expert guided tour with a group of no more than 25 guests to enhance your experience.

Dining Highlights • 9 full breakfasts • 1 lunch: F Highlight Lunch with wine at New Orleans School of Cooking • 5 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Nashville n 1 tapas and wine dinner n K Your Choice Dining in Memphis n B Be My Guest dinner with wine in Natchez n F Farewell Dinner with wine in New Orleans

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• See page 8 for all included highlights • 9 nights First Class accommodation • Return scheduled flights* • UK private car door to door airport transfers • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 10 • L Complimentary keepsake photo • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

DAY 1 ARRIVE NASHVILLE (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Music City! Get settled at your hotel and enjoy some time on your own this afternoon to explore. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Renaissance Nashville Hotel (SF) DAY 2 NASHVILLE – GRAND OLE OPRY No visit to Nashville is complete without a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. See memorabilia from stars such as Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn and Garth Brooks as you explore this shrine to country music. Wrap up your exploration of musical history with a tour of RCA’s Studio B, one of the world’s most successful recording studios where such musicians as Elvis Presley recorded their sounds. Explore the world’s country music capital, starting with Music Row, the heart of Nashville’s entertainment industry, and home to the record labels, radio stations and recording studios where such greats as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Roger Miller and Dolly Parton recorded the hits that defined the Nashville sound. Attend a live taping at the Grand Ole Opry, home to America’s longest-running live radio program. Before the show, enjoy a tapas and wine dinner. (FB D) DAY 3 NASHVILLE – LYNCHBURG – MEMPHIS (2 NIGHTS) I Head out to Lynchburg for a taste of life in the country and an introduction to a Southern Local Speciality and America’s most famous whiskey—Jack Daniel’s. Embark on a guided tour to see how clear spring water and corn, rye and barley become smooth-sippin’ Tennessee whiskey. Then travel from Lynchburg to the birthplace of blues and rock ‘n’ roll. In Memphis, take a stroll down Beale Street past Sun Studios, see the hotel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated and savour the late-afternoon light on the Big Muddy. Enjoy the evening at leisure to sample some Southern cookin’ and check out some live music. (FB)

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Hotel: Memphis Marriott Downtown (SF) DAY 4 MEMPHIS – GRACELAND EXCURSION K Graceland is as much an object of pilgrimage as a museum dedicated to the late, great Elvis Presley. From the flowers and painted signs outside the gates, to the tear-streaked cheeks of fans inside, see the effect that Elvis and his music had on popular American culture. On a guided tour, marvel at the Jungle Room, the private jets, custom cars and walls full of gold and platinum records. Stroll the grounds and you just might find yourself humming “Blue Suede Shoes;” if so, don’t worry, there’s free time this afternoon to pick up a pair before joining your travelling companions for a Memphis Your Choice Dining experience where you will select your eatery from one of four Memphis favourites. (FB YC) DAY 5 MEMPHIS – NATCHEZ (2 NIGHTS) B This morning, enjoy an exclusive tour of the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum before it opens to the rest of the public. Take in the exhibits that document the musical history of Memphis. Then depart for Natchez. Founded by the French in 1716, Natchez was home to a flowering antebellum culture. Tonight, step back in time with a private tour of a Renaissance Revival mansion with a local Natchez storyteller. Your authentic Be My Guest experience will begin as your host welcomes you with a cocktail reception, takes you on a guided tour of the elegant Southern home, then escorts you to an authentic and specially prepared ballroom dinner. As you finish your meal, you’ll be charmed by the entrance of costumed tableaux dancers who famously portray life in antebellum Mississippi through song and dance. (FB BG) Hotel: Natchez Eola Hotel (F) DAY 6 NATCHEZ SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE I Along the river lie the great cotton fields of the South. Stop at Frogmore Plantation & Gins to learn about the White Gold of the Mississippi Delta. With your costumed hosts, tour a reconstructed 19th-century cotton plantation and compare it to the modern-day operation that produces more than 900 bales of the Local Speciality each day. Spend a day taking in more of the nation’s Southern history in Natchez. See the gracious homes overlooking the river and enjoy a tour of palatial Stanton Hall, built by a Natchez plantation owner. Enjoy this evening at leisure. (FB)

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with a Local Guide and see the atmospheric French Quarter and Jackson Square, originally called Place d’Armes when it was the centre of the old city, and tour one of the city’s above ground cemeteries. Then it’s out to the lovely Garden District, home to some of the best-preserved Southern mansions in the United States. This afternoon, enjoy some time on your own: grab a po’ boy or some fresh beignets, stroll down Bourbon Street or hit the lively waterfront area. (FB) DAY 9 NEW ORLEANS SCHOOL OF COOKING & AT LEISURE F Enjoy a leisurely morning before visiting the New Orleans School of Cooking located in the heart of the French Quarter. Discover the flair of Creole cuisine during a fun and interactive cooking class. Later, enjoy your culinary creations at a Highlight Lunch. The remainder of the afternoon is free to explore on your own. If you’re feeling adventurous, head out to the bayou for a guided tour deep into the swamps. Look out for alligators! Or stay downtown and stroll Magazine Street, visit Marie Laveau’s Historic Voodoo Museum or catch a little jazz piano while cooling off and watching the world go by. This evening, join your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Farewell Dinner at the famed Court of the Two Sisters. (FB HL FD) DAY 10 DEPART NEW ORLEANS Say Au Revoir to the Big Easy this morning. A complimentary transfer is provided to New Orleans International Airport. (FB)

DAY 7 NATCHEZ – OAK ALLEY – NEW ORLEANS (3 NIGHTS) From Natchez, travel to the countryside to marvel at Oak Alley Plantation. This classic antebellum home sits on the Mississippi River and amazes visitors with its quarter mile canopy of 300-year-old live oak trees. In this grand dame of Southern mansions, learn about the lives of the plantation owners. Late this afternoon, arrive in New Orleans proper and enjoy some time at leisure. (FB) Hotel: New Orleans Marriott (SF) DAY 8 NEW ORLEANS SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE m 5 Delight in a hearty New Orleans breakfast and coffee before today’s exploration of the Crescent City. Join a Small Group Sightseeing tour

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Griffith Observatory Los Angeles, California

Insider Experiences • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

Sightseeing Highlights • Santa Monica Visit the shops, restaurants and cafes on Third Street Promenade; see the world famous Santa Monica Pier. • Hollywood See Grauman’s Chinese Theater, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Sign. Take a private guided tour of the Kodak Theater, home of the Academy Awards. • Calico Visit Calico Ghost Town, site of a former silver mine. • Las Vegas Spend two nights in the entertainment capital of the world. • Temecula Savour a private wine tasting after a guided winery tour. • San Diego See Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, Balboa Park and the Gaslamp Quarter. • San Juan Capistrano Take a guided tour of Mission San Juan Capistrano. • H Wine Tasting Sample the local wines in Temecula.

Dining Highlights • 7 full breakfasts • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Los Angeles n F Highlight Dinner with wine in Santa Monica n K Your Choice Dining in Las Vegas n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Old Town San Diego

First Class Highlights • See page 8 for all included highlights • 7 nights First Class accommodation • Return scheduled flights* • UK private car door to door airport transfers • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8 • L Complimentary keepsake photo • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

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DAY 1 ARRIVE LOS ANGELES (3 NIGHTS) E Welcome to the City of Angels! After checking in at your hotel, spend the afternoon exploring this great city on your own before gathering this evening at 6 p.m. at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: The Beverly Hilton (MD) DAY 2 HOLLYWOOD & SANTA MONICA SIGHTSEEING F As the sun rises on Los Angeles, head to the hills for a view of the famed Hollywood sign. Then take a stroll along the Walk of Fame and see Grauman’s Chinese Theater, opened in 1927 and home to hundreds of premieres and three Academy Award ceremonies. Speaking of the Academy Awards, enjoy a private tour of the Kodak Theater, current home of the Oscars. This afternoon, follow the sleek, stylish Angelenos to beachside Santa Monica with its pedestrian-friendly Third Street Promenade and its iconic pier, which stretches out over the sun-kissed Pacific. Enjoy a Highlight Dinner tonight in one of Santa Monica’s renowned restaurants. (FB HD) DAY 3 LOS ANGELES AT LEISURE Los Angeles is the city of dreams. Pursue yours today, whether it’s a trip to Venice Beach, shopping at Rodeo Drive boutiques or a visit to the renowned Los Angeles County Museum of Art. If you like, take an optional excursion to Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park and enjoy the Studio Tour to get a behind-the-scenes look at movie making. This evening is on your own to enjoy a night on the town—take in a show or linger over a gourmet dinner. Whatever you wish, your Travel Director can help you plan your day. (FB) DAY 4 LOS ANGELES – CALICO GHOST TOWN – LAS VEGAS (2 NIGHTS) K Travel east into the deserts of California until you reach the ghost town of Calico. Founded in 1881 on the heels of the largest silver strike in the state, the town was abandoned just 20 years later. Today, walk among some of the original mine buildings, stroll a reconstructed Main Street and imagine the rough-and-ready life of a prospector. Then make your way through the stark Mojave National Preserve before arriving at a barrage of lights breaking the wilderness: flashy Las Vegas. Celebrate your trip through the desert with a Your Choice Dining experience where you will select your own eatery from one of four Las Vegas restaurants. Tonight, try your luck at the tables, take in a show or just get out and enjoy all the sights and lights on The Strip. (FB YC) Hotel: Paris Las Vegas (SF) DAY 5 LAS VEGAS AT LEISURE The day is yours and the choices are endless: Hit the casinos, do some shopping and maybe enjoy lunch at one of the elegant restaurants that have put Vegas on the culinary map. If you’re feeling adventurous, take an optional tour to marvel at the engineering feat that is the Hoover Dam, or soar over the natural wonders of the Grand Canyon to walk on the breathtaking glass Sky Walk overlooking the West Rim. Exhausted by the possibilities? Why not lounge by the hotel pool or visit a spa for a rejuvenating massage? (FB) DAY 6 LAS VEGAS – TEMECULA – SAN DIEGO (2 NIGHTS) H Say good-bye to Sin City and head back to California, travelling through the lovely town of Temecula, situated among rolling hills

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dotted with vineyards. Enjoy a visit to a local winery in Temecula Valley for a guided tour and private Wine Tasting. Continue to laid-back San Diego, site of the first Spanish mission in California. (FB) Hotel: Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego (MD) DAY 7 SAN DIEGO SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE F From the Victorian Gaslamp Quarter to the luxuriant gardens of Balboa Park, San Diego entices visitors and locals alike with a combination of fascinating history, lively street life and some of the best weather in the country. Get acquainted with the city on a guided orientation tour and then enjoy some leisure time to do some shopping, take an optional tour to the San Diego Zoo or a cruise on the picturesque harbour. This evening, join your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner at a lively restaurant. (FB FD)

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Extend your holiday with a full day visit to the Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim. Explore eight fantastic “lands” at the original Disneyland® Park or discover Disney California Adventure™ Park and immerse yourself in a magical festival of shows, parades and attractions celebrating the Golden State. DAY 1 TO DAY 7 These days will operate as shown on Golden West Contrasts Days 1-7.

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DAY 8 SAN DIEGO – SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – ANAHEIM – DEPART LOS ANGELES Travelling up the coast past the idyllic community of La Jolla, arrive in San Juan Capistrano, home to the seventh oldest mission in California. Visit the ruins of the Great Stone Church, the iconic Bell Tower and the peaceful Sacred Garden, before arriving in Anaheim where travellers opting for the Disneyland® Resort extension will disembark. The rest of the group returns to Los Angeles where you may take a complimentary transfer to Los Angeles International Airport or the hotel in Los Angeles if you want to extend your stay in southern California. Please do not schedule any flights before 6 p.m. (FB)

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DAY 8 SAN DIEGO – SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – ANAHEIM (2 NIGHTS) On arrival in Anaheim, say good-bye to your Travel Director and newfound friends. Take some time this afternoon to explore Anaheim and Orange County’s many attractions on your own. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort (F) DAY 9 ANAHEIM & DISNEYLAND ® RESORT AT LEISURE The Magic Kingdom awaits. Keep in mind Walt Disney’s words of wisdom: “If you can dream it, you can do it.” Make the most of your full day at Disneyland® Park or Disney California Adventure™ Park—places where dreams really do come true. (FB) DAY 10 DEPART ANAHEIM Bid farewell to southern California as you board your complimentary transfer to Los Angeles International Airport. (FB)

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Glimpse of South America Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Experience dinner at the home of a local family in the Palermo Soho neighbourhood; taste fresh herbs and produce and learn about making country bread; watch a demonstration on the art of typical Argentinean crafts. • 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 mix the perfect Caipirinha, Brazil’s national cocktail. n Find out about Brazilian gemstones in Rio and watch them transform into beautiful jewellery. n Visit a leather workshop in Buenos Aires and learn how the finest Argentine leathers are crafted into fine designs. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Iguassu and Buenos Aires. • j Local Expert Discover the unique idiosyncrasies and treasures of Argentina during a private lecture to discuss, enjoy and be surprised by the traits that make Argentina such a unique country.

Sightseeing Highlights • Rio de Janeiro Discover the city’s main sights; enjoy a cogwheel train ride through Tijuca Forest and up Corcovado Mountain to see the famous Christ the Redeemer statue; ride a cable car up to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain for awe-inspiring views; experience a Rio Carnival extravaganza Samba show. • Iguassu Falls Embark on guided tours of the massive falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinean side; browse the Visitors Centre; ride the Ecological Jungle Train. • Buenos Aires Immerse yourself in the culture and passion of the “Paris of South America;” explore the city’s main sights; stroll through the famous Recoleta Cemetery; enjoy a captivating tango show. • m Small Group Sightseeing See Buenos Aires on a guided tour with a group size of no more than 20 guests to enhance your experience.

Dining Highlights • 9 full breakfasts • 2 lunches: F Highlight Lunches with drinks in Rio de Janeiro and at Iguassu Falls • 6 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and wine with your Travel Director in Rio de Janeiro n F Highlight Dinner with wine in Rio de Janeiro n B Be My Guest dinner with wine in Buenos Aires n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Buenos Aires n 2 dinners

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• See page 8 for all included highlights • 9 nights First Class accommodation • Return scheduled flights* • UK private car door to door airport transfers • Airport Transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 10 • D A Trafalgar bonus – all Intra-Air Flights South America flights: Rio to Iguassu and Iguassu to Buenos Aires, including porter service at all airports • A Trafalgar bonus - guaranteed late hotel check-out until 5 p.m. in Buenos Aires on Day 10 • L Complimentary keepsake photo • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

EXTEND YOUR HOLIDAY 4 DAYS BRAZILIAN AMAZON See page 75 for more information. DAY 1 ARRIVE RIO DE JANEIRO (4 NIGHTS) Bemvindo ao Rio de Janeiro! On arrival at the airport, you will be met by a local host and taken to your luxurious oceanfront hotel (check-in time 3 p.m.). Relax, get settled in and enjoy your hotel’s superb location overlooking Copacabana Beach, minutes from downtown Rio. Hotel: Rio Othon Palace (MD) DAY 2 RIO DE JANEIRO AT LEISURE & SIGHTSEEING E Enjoy a leisurely morning before joining your Travel Director for an exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvellous city) and its many contrasts, from the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church to the 20th century opera house, Sambodromo, and city Cathedral. Stretch your legs in lovely Flamengo Park before ascending Sugarloaf Mountain via cable car for astounding views over the city and the bay. This evening, enjoy a festive Welcome Reception at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. (FB WR) DAY 3 RIO DE JANEIRO SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE F Journey by cogwheel train to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Back down the mountain see the song-inspiring Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. Stop for a Highlight Lunch at a local restaurant then enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (FB HL)

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DAY 4 RIO DE JANEIRO AT LEISURE I F Enjoy a full day to explore the wonders of Rio on your own. This evening, learn to mix a Local Speciality, the national cocktail— Caipirinha—and indulge in a traditional barbeque Highlight Dinner at a local churrascaria, followed by a Rio Carnival extravaganza of Samba song-and-dance. (FB HD) DAY 5 RIO DE JANEIRO – IGUASSU FALLS (2 NIGHTS) I D This morning, experience a Local Speciality as you watch and learn the process of transforming precious metals and rough Brazilian gemstones into works of art before flying to magnificent Iguassu Falls, on the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. These 275 separate falls cover nearly two miles along the Iguassu River. This evening, enjoy a convivial dinner with your companions at the hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Mabu Thermas & Resort (F) DAY 6 IGUASSU FALLS SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE 5 F Enter Iguassu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and meet your Local Guide to explore the Brazilian side of Iguassu, including a scenic walk through the rainforest at the base of the falls. After a Highlight Lunch at a restaurant overlooking the falls, return to your hotel for a leisurely afternoon. Maybe enjoy the hotel’s thermal pools or visit the Parque das Aves home to more than 500 species of tropical birds. (FB HL) DAY 7 IGUASSU FALLS – BUENOS AIRES (3 NIGHTS) D j Cross the border into Argentina and take a guided walk along a scenic catwalk. Board the open-air Ecological Jungle Train for a different perspective on the falls and see the thunderous Devil’s Throat Falls. Fly to Buenos Aires where your hotel is in the centre of all the action: boutiques, fine dining, museums and the famous Teatro Colon. This evening, enjoy a light buffet dinner with drinks followed by a presentation by a Local Expert on the country’s culture, traditions and passions such as tango, Malbec wines, beef, soccer and polo to name a few. (FB D) Hotel: Sheraton Libertador Hotel (SF) DAY 8 BUENOS AIRES SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE 5 I B Embark on an in-depth tour with a Local Guide to see the Casa Rosada, Metropolitan Cathedral and other government buildings; world-renowned Teatro Colon; the colourful neighbourhood of La Boca; San Telmo’s famed outdoor market, and lovely Palermo. Watch and learn how the Local Speciality of Argentine leathers are turned into fine leather goods at the workshop of a master artisan. Lastly, visit the Recoleta Cemetery where Argentina’s former First Lady, Eva Peron (Evita), is buried. Enjoy some time at leisure before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an exclusive Be My Guest experience in Palermo Soho this evening. You will be welcomed by a local family and long-time residents of this now trendy neighbourhood in the fashionable Palermo Viejo. Be delighted, as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes in the kitchen, smelling and tasting

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the fresh produce, herbs and spices used in the evening meal. Discover the secrets of kneading country bread and even try with your own hands. Watch as your hosts demonstrate the art of typical Argentinean crafts. Spending time with these lively people will be an insider memory you won’t soon forget. (FB BG) DAY 9 BUENOS AIRES AT LEISURE F A full day at leisure—explore on your own or perhaps take an optional excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay, or to a traditional estancia (ranch) to learn about the life of a gaucho (cowboy) while enjoying a barbeque lunch and equestrian show. This evening, get ready for a festive Farewell Dinner and a chance to savour renowned Argentinean beef followed by a sensual tango dance performance. (FB FD) DAY 10 DEPART BUENOS AIRES Say hasta luego to Argentina today and transfer to the airport for your flight home (not included in holiday price). For your comfort, your rooms are reserved until 5 p.m. (CB/FB)

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Best of South America Iguassu Falls, Brazil

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Experience dinner at the home of a local family in the Palermo Soho neighbourhood; taste fresh herbs and produce and learn about making country bread; watch a demonstration on the art of typical Argentinean crafts. • 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 mix the perfect Caipirinha. n Find out about Brazilian gemstones and watch them be transformed into beautiful pieces of jewellery. n Learn how the finest Argentine leathers are crafted into attractive designs at a leather workshop. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Iguassu, Buenos Aires and Santiago. • j Local Expert Discuss the unique traits that define Argentina and the Argentines during a private lecture.

Sightseeing Highlights • Rio de Janeiro Discover the city’s main sights; enjoy a cogwheel train ride up Corcovado Mountain to see the famous Christ the Redeemer statue; ride a cable car up to Sugarloaf Mountain for awe-inspiring views; experience a Samba Show extravaganza. • Iguassu Explore the falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinean side; ride the Ecological Jungle Train. • Buenos Aires Discover the “Paris of South America’s” main sights including the Recoleta Cemetery; enjoy a captivating tango show. • Santiago Get acquainted with the city on a city tour; visit the San Francisco Church and Monastery; travel to Chile’s wine country to visit a local winery; delight in a Chilean folklore show. • H Wine Tasting Experience the wine-making process with an expert winemaker in Chile’s wine country. • m Small Group Sightseeing See Buenos Aires on a guided tour with a group size of no more than 20 guests to enhance your experience.

EXTEND YOUR HOLIDAY 4 DAYS BRAZILIAN AMAZON See page 75 for more information.

DAY 1 ARRIVE RIO DE JANEIRO (4 NIGHTS) Bemvindo ao Rio de Janeiro! You will arrive and be met at the airport by a local host and taken to your luxurious oceanfront hotel (check in time is 3 p.m.). Enjoy your hotel’s superb location overlooking Copacabana Beach, minutes from downtown Rio. Hotel: Rio Othon Palace (MD) DAY 2 RIO DE JANEIRO FREE TIME & SIGHTSEEING E Enjoy a leisurely morning before joining your Travel Director for an exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvellous city) and its many contrasts, from the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church to the 20th century opera house, Sambodromo, and city Cathedral. Stretch your legs in lovely Flamengo Park before ascending Sugarloaf Mountain via cable car for astounding views over the city and the bay. This evening, enjoy a festive Welcome Reception at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. (FB WR) DAY 3 RIO DE JANEIRO SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE F Board a classic cogwheel train for the journey to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. After admiring the panoramic views, head back down the mountain and see the song-inspiring Copacabana and Ipanema beaches and stop for a Highlight Lunch at a local restaurant on your way back to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. (FB HL)

Dining Highlights • 12 full breakfasts • 3 lunches: F Highlight Lunches with drinks in Rio and Iguassu n F Highlight Lunch with wine in the Maipo Valley • 7 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and wine with your Travel Director in Rio de Janeiro n F Highlight Dinners with wine and shows in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires n B Be My Guest dinner in Buenos Aires with wine n F Farewell Dinner with wine and show in Santiago n 2 dinners

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• See page 8 for all included highlights • Return scheduled flights* • UK private car door to door airport transfers • Airport Transfers provided on Day 1 and Day 13 • 12 nights First Class accommodation • D A Trafalgar bonus - all Intra-Air Flights: Rio to Iguassu, Iguassu to Buenos Aires and Buenos Aires to Santiago, including porter service at all airports • A Trafalgar bonus – guaranteed late hotel check-out until 6 p.m. in Santiago on Day 13 • L Complimentary keepsake photo • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing.

Copacabana Beach, Brazil

DAY 6 IGUASSU FALLS SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE 5 F Enter Iguassu National Park and spend the morning exploring the Brazilian side of the cascades with a Local Guide, including a scenic walk through the rainforest at the base of the falls. After enjoying a Highlight Lunch at a local restaurant with a view of the falls, return to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Perhaps enjoy the hotel’s thermal pools fed by the planet’s biggest thermal water spring or visit the Parque das Aves—a tropical bird preserve that’s home to more than 500 species of Brazilian birds. (FB HL) DAY 7 IGUASSU FALLS – BUENOS AIRES (3 NIGHTS) D j Cross the border into Argentina and spend some time getting to know the geography of the area at the Visitors Centre. Take a walk along a scenic catwalk and board the open-air Ecological Jungle Train for a different perspective on the mighty falls and view the thunderous Devil’s Throat Falls. Then fly to Buenos Aires and arrive at your stylish hotel. From your hotel’s vantage point in the heart of Argentina’s sizzling capital, you are in the centre of all the action: renowned international designer boutiques, fine dining venues, museums, cultural pursuits, modern theatres and the famous Teatro Colon. Late afternoon, enjoy a light buffet dinner with drinks followed by a presentation by a Local Expert on the essence of being an Argentinean—learn all about the country’s culture, traditions and passions such as tango, Malbec wines, asado and empanada dishes, soccer, polo, just to name a few. (FB D) Hotel: Sheraton Libertador Hotel (SF)

DAY 4 RIO DE JANEIRO AT LEISURE I F Enjoy a full day to explore the wonders of Rio on your own. Your Travel Director will be happy to help you plan your day. This evening, learn how to mix the perfect Caipirinha, a Local Speciality and Brazil’s national cocktail, and indulge in a traditional barbeque Highlight Dinner at a local churrascaria. Feel the spirit of Rio’s world-famous Carnival as you’re treated to a lively extravaganza of Samba song-and-dance. (FB HD) DAY 5 RIO DE JANEIRO – IGUASSU FALLS (2 NIGHTS) I D Brazil is world renowned for its vast array of gemstones. This morning, you’ll learn about this Local Speciality and watch the fascinating creative process as precious metals and rough gemstones are transformed into works of art, design and luxury. Then take a flight to magnificent Iguassu Falls, straddling the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Iguassu National Park boasts one of the world’s largest and most impressive waterfalls and is home to many rare and endangered species of flora and fauna. This evening, enjoy a convivial dinner with your travel companions at the hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Mabu Thermas & Resort (F)

DAY 9 BUENOS AIRES AT LEISURE F Relish a morning and afternoon at leisure to pursue your own interests in the “Paris of South America.” The possibilities are endless. Delve into one of the country’s finest museums at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, set in a lovely park in the Recoleta neighbourhood. Follow in the footsteps of Argentina’s most revered writer, Jorge Luis Borges, as you browse the many bookstores of Buenos Aires and sip a coffee at

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Santiago, Chile

DAY 8 BUENOS AIRES SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE 5 I B Embark on an in-depth tour, with a Local Guide, of the passionate city where the tango was born. See the Casa Rosada, Metropolitan Cathedral and other government buildings; world-renowned Teatro Colon; the colourful neighbourhood of La Boca; San Telmo with its famed outdoor market and lovely Palermo, home to fashionable cafes and verdant parks. Stop at the workshop of a master leather artisan and learn how the Local Speciality of Argentine leathers are turned into fine leather goods. Lastly, visit the elegant Recoleta, where Argentina’s former first lady, Eva Peron (Evita), is buried. Enjoy some time at leisure before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an exclusive Be My Guest experience in Palermo Soho this evening. You will be welcomed by a local family and long-time residents of this now trendy neighbourhood in the fashionable Palermo Viejo. Be delighted, as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes in the kitchen, smelling and tasting the fresh produce, herbs and spices used in the evening meal. Discover the secrets of kneading country bread and even try with your own hands. Watch as your hosts demonstrate the art of typical Argentinean crafts. Spending time with these lively people will be an insider memory you won’t soon forget. (FB BG)

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the famed Cafe Tortoni. As an option, you can visit the UNESCO World Heritage city of Colonia del Sacramento across the Rio de la Plata in Uruguay. And if you’d like to experience a different side of Argentina, choose an optional trip into the countryside to a traditional estancia (ranch); share a drink with the local gauchos (cowboys), learn about their lives and marvel at their consummate horsemanship during a lively equestrian show before tucking into a sumptuous traditional parrillada (barbeque) lunch. This evening, do as the locals do and linger over a Highlight Dinner and a chance for an authentic taste of world-renowned Argentinean beef! Cap off the evening watching the best tango dancers in Buenos Aires perform, and experience the passion and power of the traditional tango–the most representative and beloved music in Argentina. (FB HD) DAY 10 BUENOS AIRES – SANTIAGO (3 NIGHTS) D Bid “Adios” to Buenos Aires and say “Hola” to Santiago as you fly west across the Andes to the Chilean capital. Settle into your hotel, situated in the heart of one of Santiago’s most beautiful neighbourhoods, and a prime location close to charming boutiques, bars and restaurants. This evening is at leisure. (FB) Hotel: InterContinental Santiago (MD) DAY 11 SANTIAGO SIGHTSEEING 5 j H F Meet your Local Guide and embark on a tour of this vibrant city, travelling past the Club Hipico—the regal racetrack—and sprawling Parque O’Higgins. Cruise along Alameda Avenue, past the church of San Francisco and the University of Chile, on your way to the vibrant Plaza de Armas with its fountains and sculptures. View the Palacio de la Moneda and stop at the bustling Central Market. Visit San Francisco Church and Monastery, reputed to be one of the oldest in Chile. Continue your tour with a drive up San Cristobal Hill for panoramic views of the city and the snow-capped Andes. Then head for the Maipo Valley, the most traditional wine-producing valley in Chile with the best conditions for premium wines. Enjoy a private visit at an exclusive winery where you meet the winemaker, your Local Expert, who escorts you on a personal winery experience, from the vineyards to the bottling process. Enjoy a Wine Tasting celebrating Chile’s proud wine-making traditions, followed by a gourmet Highlight Lunch served on the beautiful grounds of the winery. Return to Santiago later this afternoon and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (FB HL) DAY 12 SANTIAGO AT LEISURE F Enjoy a day of leisure in Santiago. Perhaps join an optional trip to Valparaiso, once known as “Little San Francisco” by the sailors who made it a frequent stopover on the long voyage between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans; then take the coastal road to see the graceful mansions, white-sand beaches and historic casino of the seaside resort of Vina del Mar. This evening, gather for a festive Farewell Dinner with a folklore show of charismatic and agile dancers in colourful ethnic costumes from northern, central and southern Chile, as well as Easter Island. (FB FD)

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For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 88. Please visit our website or contact your Travel Agent for details of great Early Payment Discounts. All prices are per person, twin share. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Department to discuss land only prices should you wish to purchase your own flights. All flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may be applicable. Dependent on flight times additional nights may need to be purchased at the beginning or end of your trip. International flights included in the itinerary may mean you leaving earlier or landing later than the start and end dates featured. Please speak to your travel consultant for full details.

Package price includes return international economy air, intra-trip air and air-related charges. Prices are accurate as of June 30, 2012. For up-to-date information, please visit www.trafalgar.com. 6 2014 dates are subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed July 2013.

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DAY 13 DEPART SANTIAGO Say hasta luego to Chile and transfer to the airport for your onward travel arrangements (not included in holiday price). For your comfort, your rooms are reserved until 6 p.m. (CB/FB)

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EASTER ISLAND

BRAZILIAN AMAZON

DAY 1 ARRIVE MANAUS Fly to Manaus, Brazil (not included in holiday price). Upon arrival, you’ll be taken to your hotel where you have some time to freshen up before embarking on a city tour. Visit the grand Palacio Rio Negro, former home of a rubber baron and now a museum preserving the traditional Amazonian culture. Discover the floating harbour and nearby Customs House, the vibrant Mercado Municipal, and the famed Opera House, constructed during the rubber boom of Manaus’ golden age. Hotel: Tropical Manaus (MD) DAY 2 MANAUS – AMAZON ECOPARK JUNGLE LODGE (2 NIGHTS) This morning, travel upstream to the famous “Meeting of the Waters” and watch the dark water of the Rio Negro mix with the brown water of the Solimoes as the mighty river flows eastward to the Atlantic. After lunch, choose to take an optional canoe excursion down a smaller tributary and try your hand at piranha fishing, or just relax and soak up the jungle atmosphere. Later this afternoon, transfer to your lodge on the banks of the Rio Taruma. (FB L D) Hotel: Amazon ECOPARK Jungle Lodge (MF) DAY 3 AMAZON EXCURSION After breakfast, embark on a guided walk through the rainforest. When you enter the dense jungle, imagine yourself as one of the first explorers of the Amazon—perhaps you’ll spot the capybara, the world’s largest rodent, or get a glimpse of an anaconda as it naps on the branches of a tree. Then visit the home of native Amazonians to learn about their culture and way of life. This evening, take to the river on a moonlit search for caiman. (FB L D) DAY 4 AMAZON – MANAUS – RIO DE JANEIRO D Visit Monkey Forest, a rehabilitation centre and wildlife refuge, to watch the rescued monkeys eat and play. Then say chau to the Amazon as you return to Manaus Airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro where you will join your holiday on Day 1. (FB)

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DAY 1 FLY TO EASTER ISLAND (3 NIGHTS) D Fly to Easter Island, the cradle of an enigmatic culture that persists to this day. The language, music and many traditions remain alive amongst the island’s inhabitants, while the enormous carved stone moai tell of a more remote past. After checking in at your seaside hotel (check in is at 3 p.m.), enjoy the rest of the day on your own. Take a swim in the pool, stroll into town or just relax and enjoy the island breezes. Guests flying in from Lima will get the full use of their hotel room in Lima until their transfer to the airport for their late evening flight to Easter Island and will get the immediate use of their room upon their early morning arrival on Easter Island, including a hot breakfast served at the hotel. Hotel: Taha Tai Hotel (MF) DAY 2 EASTER ISLAND SIGHTSEEING Drive to the coast and visit representative examples of not restored platforms, Ahus Vaihu in the bay of Hanga Te’e, and Akahanga, where supposedly the famous king Hotu Matua was buried. Proceed to Rano Raraku, quarry of almost 900 stone statues, 397 of them still lying or standing at the slopes of the extinct volcano with crater lake. Then visit Ahu Tongariki, the most recent and biggest restauration on the island. Then visit Ahu Te Pito Kura and the “Navel of the World”. Finally, visit the beach of Anakena with its restored Ahus Nau Nau and Ature Huke. There you will have the opportunity to enjoy the warm Pacific Ocean. (FB L) DAY 3 EASTER ISLAND SIGHTSEEING Delve deeper into Easter Island’s singular history and culture today as your expert guide takes you to explore Rano Kau, an extinct volcano with stunning views of the island, and the village of Orongo, the ceremonial centre of the mysterious Birdman cult. View the altars, quarry and some of the 480 cave paintings related to this fascinating cult. Drive to restored Ahu Akivi with 7 Moais, built in the middle of the island. Visit the topknot-quarry Puna Pau with its red scoria stone, where all the Pukaos were made. (FB) DAY 4 DEPART EASTER ISLAND Enjoy some free time this morning before transferring to the airport for your onward flight arrangements (not included in holiday price). (FB)

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6 2014 dates are subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed July 2013.

Land & Intra-Air: Above prices include economy air and air-related charges for the flights Santiago-Easter Island, and require purchase of the Best of South America holiday and air transportation on oneworld® alliance to/from your gateway; if flying with another carrier to/from your gateway, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of June 30, 2012. For up-to-date information, please visit www.trafalgar.com.

For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 20-21 and 88.

6 2014 dates are subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed July 2013. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 20-21 and 88.

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Classic China The Great Wall of China

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Get a glimpse into Chinese life during a visit to a Hutong family in Beijing for a delicious lunch featuring local cuisine. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide Enjoy the company of a Local Guide in Xi’an and Shanghai. • I Local Speciality Try a Tai Chi class in Xi’an n Indulge in a relaxing foot massage in Beijing.

Sightseeing Highlights • Beijing Visit Tiananmen Square; tour the Forbidden City; walk the Great Wall, wonder of the ancient world; travel the Sacred Way; experience an evening of kung fu at the Red Theatre; see the Giant Pandas at the Beijing Zoo; explore the Hutongs by rickshaw. • Xi’an Explore the excavations of the Terra Cotta Warriors and horses; visit the City Wall; experience a thrilling Tang Dynasty cultural show. • Shanghai Relax and enjoy the Huangpu River Cruise; visit the Zhujiajiao ancient water town; enjoy a performance by the Shanghai Acrobats.

DAY 1 ARRIVE BEIJING (3 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Beijing! Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and settle in before meeting your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception drink and local appetisers at 8 p.m. (WR) Hotel: Traders Upper East Hotel, Beijing (by Shangri-La) (SF) DAY 2 BEIJING SIGHTSEEING I F Begin your visit to one of the world’s great capital cities by exploring one of the world’s largest public areas—Tiananmen Square, home to the National Museum of China, the mausoleum of Mao Zedong and the great Monument to the Peoples’ Heroes. Pass through the south gate to the magnificent Forbidden City, a 250-acre complex of courtyards, palaces, pavilions and gardens, which served as the imperial palace for emperors and their households for more than 500 years. Continue to the stunning Temple of Heaven visited by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven. Later, indulge in a relaxing foot massage, a Local Speciality, at the Foot Reflexology Centre. This evening, enjoy a succulent Peking Duck Highlight Dinner—a must during any visit to Beijing. (FB L HD) DAY 3 BEIJING SIGHTSEEING & THE GREAT WALL Travel outside the city and look down upon the Chinese countryside from your perch on top of the Great Wall, which is actually a collection of fortifications built and rebuilt from the 5th century B.C. to the 16th century to repulse nomadic invaders like the Mongols. Walk the Sacred Way home to the remnants of the Ming Tombs, the once-lavish burial chambers of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty. Later this evening back in Beijing, attend a lively show of acrobatics, kung fu and dance at the Red Theatre. (FB L)

Dining Highlights • 8 full breakfasts • 6 lunches: F Traditional dumpling Highlight Lunch in Xi’an n F Traditional Dim Sum Highlight Lunch in Shanghai n B Be My Guest Hutong family lunch in Beijing n 3 lunches • E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and a drink with your Travel Director in Beijing. • 3 evening meals: F Peking Duck Highlight Dinner in Beijing n F Tang Dynasty Highlight Dinner and cultural performance in Xi’an n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Shanghai

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• See page 8 for all included highlights • 8 nights First Class accommodation • Intra trip flights Beijing – Xi’an and Xi’an – Shanghai • Return scheduled flights* • UK private car door to door airport transfers • Complimentary airport transfers are provided on Days 1 and 9. Conditions apply. • L Complimentary keepsake photo • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

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DAY 4 BEIJING SIGHTSEEING – XI’AN (2 NIGHTS) B D Begin your day by greeting the famed Chinese Giant Pandas at the Beijing Zoo before embarking on a unique tour by rickshaw around the ancient alleyways of the traditional courtyard Hutong residence. Visit the home of a local family for a Be My Guest lunch of traditional Chinese cuisine. This afternoon, bid farewell to Beijing and fly to the city of Xi’an. Arrive at your hotel for an evening at leisure. (FB BG) Hotel: Golden Flower Hotel, Xi’an (by Shangri-La) (SF)

Package Price includes return international economy air fares plus air-related charges for flights Beijing – Xi’an and Xi’an – Shanghai and are accurate as of June 20, 2012. For up-to-date information, please visit www.trafalgar.com d This departure occurs over the Chinese New Year. For optional extensions available for purchase in conjunction with this holiday, please visit www.trafalgar.com *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for land only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased. International flights included in the itinerary may mean you leaving earlier or landing later than the start and end dates featured. Please speak to your travel consultant for full details. Please note hotels may be subject to change.

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DAY 6 XI’AN – SHANGHAI (3 NIGHTS) I F D Try a morning Tai Chi Class, a Local Speciality, and learn the basic principles of Tai Chi as well as some of the basic movements. Continue to Big Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the city’s most distinctive and outstanding landmarks, possibly the most beautiful building left in Xi’an today. In the afternoon, visit the ancient City Wall, the most complete city wall that has survived in China. Experience a Highlight Lunch where you can try your hand at making traditional dumplings at a local restaurant before enjoying the fruits of your labour. Later, transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. On arrival in Shanghai, transfer to your hotel before a relaxing evening cruise along the Huangpu River. (FB HL) Hotel: Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao (SF)

Traditional Hutongs in Beijing

DAY 5 XI’AN SIGHTSEEING 5 F Venture out with a Local Guide starting with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the legendary army of Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses in Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s subterranean tomb. Later, enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the old city wall, which protected Xi’an’s inhabitants from its invaders. This evening, indulge in a Tang Dynasty Highlight Dinner and cultural performance featuring music, dance, and traditional costumes with a special backstage visit. (FB L HD)

DAY 8 SHANGHAI AT LEISURE F Today is yours to explore Shanghai as you wish. Take an optional trip to the stunning Yuyuan gardens to see the Jade Buddha Temple and the Shanghai Propaganda Poster Museum, explore the bustling streets filled with character or relax and enjoy the atmosphere. This evening, gather with your newfound friends for a lively Farewell Dinner toasting to a great trip and an unforgettable adventure. (FB FD) DAY 9 DEPART SHANGHAI Transfer to the airport for your flight home, or continue your holiday with one of the many popular optional extensions. (FB)

AT LEISURE : ASIA

DAY 7 SHANGHAI SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE 5 F Drive to the suburbs of Shanghai City with a Local Guide to Zhujiajiao, an ancient water town founded more than 1700 years ago. In its heyday, it was a bustling market town well known throughout the country. The town’s many attractions can be found by strolling down the ancient streets and exploring the many bridges that crisscross its canals. Return to the city for a Highlight Lunch featuring Dim Sum, followed by a visit to a local tea house. The afternoon is at leisure for you to visit the city’s museums, have time to go shopping or relax at your hotel. This evening, enjoy a performance by the world-renowned Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe. (FB HL)

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Highlights of Vietnam Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Enjoy lunch at a Vietnamese farm to learn about the local cultures and customs and indulge in regional cuisine. • 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 Tai Chi onboard a traditional Vietnamese Junk boat in Ha Long Bay. n Enjoy seeing local pottery artisans at work at the Dong Trieu Ceramic Factory en route to Hanoi n Partake in an exclusive Vietnamese cooking class and dinner taught by a local chef. • l Unique Insight Visit Ho Chi Minh’s house in Hanoi.

Sightseeing Highlights • Hanoi Explore the city and see the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, and the Temple of Literature; take a cyclo ride through the French quarter. • Ha Long Bay Cruise the bay during an overnight trip aboard a traditional Junk boat. • Hoi An See this ancient town built of old merchant houses, the Hoi An Museum and the Chinese Assembly Hall. • Hue Explore the Imperial Citadel; take a boat ride along the Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda. • Ho Chi Minh City See Notre Dame Cathedral, Reunification Palace, and the War Crimes Museum; explore the Cu Chi Tunnels used by the VietCong during the war.

Dining Highlights • 9 full breakfasts • 7 lunches: B Be My Guest lunch at a Vietnamese herb farm in Hoi An n 6 lunches • E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and a drink with your Travel Director in Hanoi • 5 evening meals: F Highlight Dinner and music and dance performance in Hue n F Farewell Dinner in Ho Chi Minh City n 1 dinner on board the Victory Star in Ha Long Bay n 1 three-course dinner in Hanoi n 1 three-course dinner in Hoi An

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• See page 8 for all included highlights • 9 nights First Class accommodation including • Intra trip flights Hanoi – Danang and Danang – Ho Chi Minh City • Return scheduled flights* • UK private car door to door airport transfers 1-night Victory Star Cruise on Ha Long Bay • Airport transfers are provided on Days 1 and 10. Conditions apply. • L Complimentary keepsake photo • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

DAY 1 ARRIVE HANOI (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Vietnam! Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and get settled in before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception drink and local appetisers at 8 p.m. (WR) Hotel: InterContinental Hanoi West Lake (Deluxe) DAY 2 HANOI SIGHTSEEING l Take a full day to explore Hanoi’s celebrated history. Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum encased in an impressive marble structure before moving onto his wooden stilt house, a Unique Insight, and the One Pillar Pagoda. Explore the first University of Vietnam, the Temple of Literature, which is filled with the profound philosophies of Confucianism. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Hoan Kiem Lake and the Ngoc Son Temple before taking a cyclo tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter which allows you to catch a glimpse of ancient Hanoi and learn about traditional Vietnamese architecture. In the evening, enjoy a delightful traditional water puppet performance whose origin dates back over a thousand years before indulging in your first Vietnamese dinner at a local restaurant. (FB L D) DAY 3 HANOI – HA LONG BAY CRUISE This morning, drive through green rice paddy fields to Ha Long Bay where you board a traditional Junk sailing boat for a cruise among the hundreds of islets of Ha Long Bay. Enjoy a sumptuous seafood lunch before visiting a grotto of gigantic stalactites and stalagmites. Drop anchor later in the evening for dinner and a peaceful overnight stay afloat among the dramatic limestone peaks rising out of the sea. (FB L D) Boat: Victory Star DAY 4 HA LONG BAY – HANOI – HOI AN (2 NIGHTS) I D Begin your day as the locals do during a morning Tai Chi class, a Local Speciality, on the deck of the Junk boat. Indulge in a delectable brunch as the cruise along the emerald waters continues before arriving at the wharf. Disembark and drive back to Hanoi stopping at Bat Trang Ceramic Village where you learn about the art of pottery and ceramics, also a Local Speciality. Head to the Hanoi airport for your flight to Danang where, upon arrival, you are transferred to your hotel in Hoi An. Enjoy the evening at leisure and relax at your hotel enjoying the tranquil ambiance of the Vietnamese coastline. (FB) Hotel: Sunrise Hoi An (SF)

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2799 625

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£120 p.p. £120 £60

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 88. Please visit our website or contact your Travel Agent for details of our great Early Payment Discounts. All prices are per person, twin share. Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

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DAY 5 HOI AN SIGHTSEEING I Your morning begins on a walking tour around the ancient town of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Merchant houses which were built over 200 years ago, the Hoi An Museum, Chinese Assembly Hall and the Japanese covered bridge. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before embarking on a boat trip on the Thu Bon River to visit Kim Bong village, famous for its wood carvings. This evening, partake in an exclusive Local Speciality Vietnamese cooking class during a dinner taught by a local chef. (FB L D)

Package price includes return international economy airfares plus economy air and air-related charges for the flight Hanoi to Danang and Danang to Ho Chi Minh City and are accurate as of June 20, 2012. For up-to-date information, please visit www.trafalgar.com For optional extensions available for purchase in conjunction with this holiday, please visit www.trafalgar.com *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for land only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased. International flights included in the itinerary may mean you leaving earlier or landing later than the start and end dates featured. Please speak to your travel consultant for full details. Please note hotels may be subject to change.

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

DAY 7 HUE SIGHTSEEING F Visit the Imperial Citadel, the centrepiece of the royal empire and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It incurred extensive damage during the war and only a few buildings survived. The spectacular Citadel houses a series of palaces, ornate halls, libraries, residences and colleges and was the former historic capital of Vietnam during the Nguyen Dynasty. After lunch at a local restaurant, take an afternoon boat cruise on the peaceful Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda. This evening, attend a special Royal Highlight Dinner with traditional Hue music and a dance performance at Duyet Thi Duong theatre in the Citadel. (FB L HD)

Ladies dressed in traditional Au Dai

DAY 6 HOI AN – DANANG – HUE (2 NIGHTS) B Enjoy some leisure time this morning to take in more of beautiful Hoi An before heading towards Danang. En route, delight in a Be My Guest lunch at a Vietnamese herb farm where the local farmers will share their knowledge and expertise on the regional agriculture techniques. Continue over the Cloudy Pass for stunning views before descending into Danang. Stop at the Cham Museum, to learn about the ancient Champa civilisation with records dating as far back as 2nd century AD. This evening is at leisure for you to relax at your hotel with its beautiful gardens. (FB BG) Hotel: Pilgrimage Village Boutique Resort & Spa (SF)

DAY 9 HO CHI MINH CITY SIGHTSEEING F Take a drive to Cu Chi where VietCong fighters built a labyrinth of narrow tunnels as hideouts during the war. Visit the underground kitchens, secret trapdoors, living areas and meeting rooms. Continue to the town of Tay Ninh and visit Cao Dai Temple for a very colourful, formal service. The Cao Dai religion is unique to Vietnam and the temple at Tay Ninh is the centre of the religion. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, before returning to Ho Chi Minh City. Take some free time this afternoon to visit the markets and shops downtown before toasting your travel companions during a Farewell Dinner at a Vietnamese fine dining restaurant. (FB L FD) DAY 10 DEPART HO CHI MINH CITY Transfer to the airport for your flight home, or extend you stay with an optional Cambodian cruise extension, see www.trafalgar.com for full details. (FB)

AT LEISURE : ASIA

DAY 8 HUE – HO CHI MINH CITY (2 NIGHTS) D Transfer to the airport this morning for a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, join an orientation tour of the city and see Notre Dame Cathedral. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to the Reunification Palace and War Remnant Museum, and Ben Thanh Market. Tonight is at leisure for you to relax at your hotel or enjoy sampling some of the many local restaurants this buzzing city has to offer. (FB L) Hotel: Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon (SF)

WR = Welcome Reception FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch / Dinner / Farewell Dinner BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Discover Australia Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Feel the sand between your toes when you visit Bondi Beach for lunch at an Aussie institution with views over the Pacific Ocean. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience unique to your itinerary courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • j Local Expert Journey through the Sydney Opera House and discover the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with Local Experts.

Sightseeing Highlights • Sydney View the Harbour Bridge and Opera House on a harbour cruise. • Ayers Rock Experience sunset and sunrise at Uluru (Ayers Rock). • Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) Walk into Walpa Gorge and watch the sunset. • Great Barrier Reef Get up close to the colourful coral and tropical fish. • Cairns A free day to relax or go sightseeing in this tropical city.

Dining Highlights • 8 hot buffet breakfasts. • E Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in Sydney. • 2 lunches: B Be My Guest lunch in Sydney. n F Highlight Lunch on the Great Barrier Reef. • 1 evening meal: F Farewell Dinner in Cairns.

First Class Highlights • Airport transfers are provided as indicated in the itinerary (conditions apply refer to page 88). • Return scheduled flights* • UK private car door to door airport transfers • First Class hotel accommodation which includes twin-bedded rooms with 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 a restroom onboard. • Escorted by one of Trafalgar’s top professional Travel Directors. • A travel wallet with your documentation.

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DAY 1 ARRIVE SYDNEY (3 NIGHTS) E On arrival in Sydney you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy free time explore this beautiful city. Perhaps take a walk down to the historic Rocks district and Circular Quay for views of the sparkling harbour. You could stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens to the Art Gallery of New South Wales which houses permanent and visiting collections from Australia and around the world. Why not take a trip to Sydney’s beautiful Northern Beaches including Manly. You’ll travel over the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Milsons Point for the best possible photo opportunity of the Sydney Opera House. See Sydney’s white sandy northern beaches including Curl Curl Harbord and Freshwater before returning to the city. This evening meet your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour (MD) DAY 2 SYDNEY SIGHTSEEING j B This morning enjoy a tour of the Sydney Opera House with a Local Expert. Later board your coach to see the Royal Botanic Gardens Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair Watson’s Bay and the Gap. Our destination is famous Bondi Beach for an iconic Australian experience. You’ll be greeted by a local surf lifesaver before a Be My Guest lunch at an Aussie institution the Returned Servicemen’s Club with its views over the Pacific Ocean. Your host will take you on an exclusive tour through Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club to learn about the history of Bondi and surf lifesaving. When you return to the city you’ll cruise on the glistening water of Sydney Harbour then you’ll have the opportunity to discover Australia’s national gemstone – the opal. Or if you want to see Sydney from above take the climb of your life with the Sydney Harbour Bridge ‘BridgeClimb’. (BB BG) DAY 3 SYDNEY AT LEISURE Spend a free day in Sydney seeing the sights of your choice. Or perhaps take an excursion to view the Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves or an interesting trip to Canberra Australia’s capital. Or travel to the Hunter Valley New South Wales’ premier wine growing region for a wineries tour. (BB)

Great Barrier Reef

Coral Sea

Duration: 9 Days Price from: £3025 per person twin share Ref: ASACL Package price per person

NORTHERN TERRITORY AYERS ROCK RESORT WESTERN AUSTRALIA

2

CAIRNS

3

GREAT BARRIER REEF CRUISE

QUEENSLAND

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

NEW SOUTH WALES

3

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Ends Cairns

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Single Supp.

Twin Share Option

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Tasman Sea

Twin* Share

Single Supp.

Option

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Mon 12 Nov 3095

830

6 Sun 4 Aug

Mon 12 Aug 3275

830

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760

6 Sun 1 Sep

Mon 9 Sep

3550

830

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Mon 10 Dec 3025 2013 Mon 14 Jan 3025

760

6 Sun 6 Oct

Mon 14 Oct 3550

830

Sun 3 Feb

Mon 11 Feb 3025

760

6 Sun 3 Nov

Mon 11 Nov 3550

830

Sun 10 Mar Mon 18 Mar 3025

760

6 Sun 1 Dec

830

6 Sun 7 Apr

Mon 15 Apr 3095

760

6 Sun 5 Jan

Mon 9 Dec 3500 2014 Mon 13 Jan 3595

6 Sun 5 May

Mon 13 May 3095

760

6 Sun 2 Feb

Mon 10 Feb 3595

830

6 Sun 2 Jun Mon 10 Jun 3095 3095 6 Sun 30 Jun Mon 8 Jul

760 760

6 Sun 9 Mar

Mon 17 Mar 3595

830

SYDNEY

VICTORIA

Ends Cairns

830

GREAT SAVINGS Overnight stays

■ Sightseeing stops

Start

End

DAY 4 SYDNEY – ULURU (AYERS ROCK) (2 NIGHTS) D You will be transferred to Sydney Airport for your flight to Ayers Rock. Late afternoon you’ll travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Witness and photograph the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. (BB) Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel (F)

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

£100 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount from

£210

Family & Friends Discount

£100

Frequent Traveller Discount

£100

Triple Room Reduction For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 88.

£100

Please visit our website or contact your Travel Agent for details of great Early Payment Discounts. All prices are per person, twin share. *Air: Please note that intra-trip air sectors are not included in the prices above. Prices require the following intra-trip air sectors to be purchased separately: Day 4 from Sydney to Ayers Rock - flights to arrive prior to 3pm; Day 6 from Ayers Rock to Cairns - flights to depart after 12pm. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Department to discuss land only prices should you wish to purchase your own flights, in addition to intra-trip air sectors which must be purchased separately. All flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may be applicable. Dependent on flight times additional nights may need to be purchased at the beginning or end of your trip. International flights included in the itinerary may mean you leaving earlier or landing later than the start and end dates featured. Please speak to your travel consultant for full details.

6 Please note that these departures are subject to price itinerary and hotel modification. Details will be confirmed in November 2012. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

DAY 5 KATA TJUTA (THE OLGAS) Rise early this morning to experience sunrise at Uluru (Ayers Rock). Watch the first rays of dawn set Uluru and the Red Centre alight. Travel by coach to the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Your guide will escort you on a walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole indicating the natural features of the landscape Aboriginal rock paintings and traditional Aboriginal stories relating to this special place. Visit the Uluru - Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. This afternoon travel to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) 36 massive domes of red conglomerate rock. The walking trail through the Walpa Gorge follows the natural creek bed between two of the tallest domes. Later enjoy complimentary sparkling wine as the sun sets at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). (BB) DAY 6 ULURU (AYERS ROCK) – CAIRNS (3 NIGHTS) D Take time to relax this morning before you are transferred to the airport for your flight to Cairns. The rest of the day is free to explore on your own. Stroll along the Esplanade then browse the night markets and the Pier Marketplace. (BB) Hotel: Hilton (D) DAY 7 GREAT BARRIER REEF 5 F Encounter unique Australian animals at the Cairns Wildlife Dome. Later board a high speed catamaran for an unforgettable day on the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a reef education presentation by a Local Expert. Snorkel in the underwater paradise with its colourful coral and tropical fish and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment

provided). Visit the underwater observatory and watch the marine life glide by plus take a ride in the semi-submersible vessel. Enjoy a tropical buffet Highlight Lunch before returning to Cairns in the late afternoon for an evening of free time. (BB HL) DAY 8 CAIRNS AT LEISURE F Enjoy a full free day in this tropical city. Perhaps take a ride on the famous Kuranda Railway for a breathtaking journey to the village of Kuranda with time to stroll through the market. Return to the lowlands by the Skyrail Cableway above the Barron Gorge National Park a beautiful experience. Visit the award-winning Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Experience the History Creation and Dance Theatres where the legends of the Dreamtime are brought to life. Or if nature’s your thing you could take a trip to Cape Tribulation. Catch a ferry across the Daintree River and visit the Environmental Centre then take a closer look at life from the Rainforest Canopy Tower. There’s time to walk along Cape Tribulation Beach before lunch in a rainforest setting. Later cruise through the mangroves along the Daintree River and visit Mossman Gorge. This evening join your Travel Director and new-found friends for a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) DAY 9 DEPART CAIRNS This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Cairns Airport for your flight home (flights anytime). (BB)

AT LEISURE : AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

Sydney Harbour

WR = Welcome Reception YC = Your Choice Dining FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch / Dinner / Farewell Dinner BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Southern Icons Lake Hayes

Insider Experiences • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Watch skilled artisans carving greenstone (jade) in Hokitika. n Experience a Kiwi Haka Maori Show in Queenstown. n Taste the sumptuous stone fruit at Mrs. Jones’ Orchard at Cromwell. • 5 Local Guide A qualified Local Guide at Franz Josef Glacier and valley. • j Local Expert Ride the Haast River Safari Jet boat with a Local Expert.

Sightseeing Highlights • Christchurch See how the city is being rebuilt after the earthquake of February 2011. • TranzAlpine Train Journey through the spectacular Southern Alps. • Franz Josef Glacier View the magnificent glacier. • Haast River Safari Ride the Haast River on our own Jet boat. • Arrowtown Explore this historic gold mining town. • Queenstown Spend three nights in New Zealand’s adventure capital.

Dining Highlights

DAY 1 ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH E On arrival in Christchurch you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in (flights to arrive prior to 4pm). You’ll have free time to relax before a Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director this evening. (WR D) Hotel: Heartland Hotel Cotswold (F) DAY 2 CHRISTCHURCH – TRANZALPINE – FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER (2 NIGHTS) I Start the day with a spectacular train journey on the TranzAlpine from Christchurch through the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. You’ll visit Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade), a Local Speciality, for a factory visit and demonstration before continuing south along the rugged coastal road to Franz Josef Glacier. (BB D) Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (SF) DAY 3 FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER SIGHTSEEING 5 Today you’ll explore Franz Josef Glacier with your Local Guide on an interpretive tour. This afternoon you will have the opportunity to take an optional scenic flight over the Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers and Mt. Cook (weather permitting). This evening, why not dine at one of the local cafés. (BB) DAY 4 FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER – WANAKA j Travel along the coastal road with the towering mountains on your left and the Tasman Sea on your right. Climb over the Haast Pass to view Thunder Creek Falls and travel through dramatic mountain and forest scenery. You’ll stop for a ride on the Haast River Safari with a Local Expert, a unique covered jetboat experience. Later you’ll arrive at Lake Wanaka. (BB D) Hotel: Wanaka Hotel (F)

• 8 hot buffet breakfasts. • 6 evening meals: E Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director in Christchurch. n 3 three-course dinners. n F Highlight Dinner in Queenstown. n F Farewell Dinner in Christchurch.

First Class Highlights • Airport transfers are provided as indicated in the itinerary (conditions apply, refer to page 88). • First Class hotel accommodation, which includes twin-bedded rooms with private facilities. • Return scheduled flights* • UK private car door to door airport transfers • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and a restroom onboard. • Escorted by one of Trafalgar’s top professional Travel Directors. • A travel wallet with your documentation.

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Hokitika Jade Factory Carving

S3

Duration: 9 Days Price from: £2675 per person twin share Package price per person Single Starts Ends Twin* Supp. Christchurch Christchurch Share Option

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End

DAY 5 WANAKA – QUEENSTOWN (3 NIGHTS) I This morning pass Lakes Hawea and Dunstan. Journey through the Kawarau Gorge. Stop at Cromwell to taste its sensational stone fruit, a Local Speciality. Enjoy a visit to Arrowtown, a colourful old gold-mining township steeped in local history, before continuing to Queenstown for your three night stay. (BB D) Hotel: Heartland Hotel (F) DAY 6 MILFORD SOUND CRUISE Today is a feast for the senses. Travel along the Devil’s Staircase and the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau and its lake. You’ll be awe-struck by great sights from Fiordland National Park, New Zealand’s largest, to Milford Sound, one of the world’s most amazing places, where you will cruise on the waters of this natural wonder. En route you’ll drive through the hand-made Homer Tunnel to the abundant photo opportunities afforded by the Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley, the Chasm, Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls. In the late afternoon return to Queenstown, where you’ll have a free evening. (BB)

Sat 3 Nov Sat 10 Nov Sat 17 Nov Sat 24 Nov

Sun 11 Nov Sun 18 Nov Sun 25 Nov Sun 2 Dec

2695 2695 2695 2695

415 415 415 415

Sat 1 Dec Sat 15 Dec

2695 2725

415 415

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2725 2725 2725 2725

415 415 415 415

Sat 2 Feb Sat 9 Feb Sat 16 Feb Sat 23 Feb

Sun 10 Feb Sun 17 Feb Sun 24 Feb Sun 3 Mar

2725 2725 2725 2725

415 415 415 415

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Sun 10 Mar Sun 17 Mar Sun 24 Mar Sun 31 Mar Sun 7 Apr

2725 2725 2725 2725 2725

415 415 415 415 415

Sat 6 Apr Sat 20 Apr

Sun 14 Apr 2725 Sun 28 Apr 2725

415 415

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360

Sat 1 Jun

Sun 9 Jun

2675

360

Sat 6 Jul

Sun 14 Jul

2675

360

Sat 3 Aug

Sun 11 Aug 2775

360

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Sat 17 Aug Sun 25 Aug 2775

360

Sat 7 Sep Sat 21 Sep

Sun 15 Sep 2825 Sun 29 Sep 2825

360 360

6 6 6 6

Sat 5 Oct Sat 12 Oct Sat 19 Oct Sat 26 Oct

Sun 13 Oct Sun 20 Oct Sun 27 Oct Sun 3 Nov

2950 2950 2950 2950

415 415 415 415

6 6 6 6 6

Sat 2 Nov Sat 9 Nov Sat 16 Nov Sat 23 Nov Sat 30 Nov

Sun 10 Nov Sun 17 Nov Sun 24 Nov Sun 1 Dec Sun 8 Dec

2950 2950 2950 2950 2950

415 415 415 415 415

6

3395

415

6 6 6 6

Sat14 Dec Sun22 Dec 2014 Sat 4 Jan Sun 12 Jan Sat 11 Jan Sun 19 Jan Sat 18 Jan Sun 26 Jan Sat 25 Jan Sun 2 Feb

3395 3395 3395 3395

415 415 415 415

6 6 6 6

Sat 1 Feb Sat 8 Feb Sat 15 Feb Sat 22 Feb

Sun 9 Feb Sun 16 Feb Sun 23 Feb Sun 2 Mar

3395 3395 3395 3025

415 415 415 415

6 6 6 6 6

Sat 1 Mar Sat 8 Mar Sat 15 Mar Sat 22 Mar Sat 29 Mar

Sun 9 Mar Sun 16 Mar Sun 23 Mar Sun 30 Mar Sun 6 Apr

3025 3025 3025 3025 3025

415 415 415 415 415

GREAT SAVINGS 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

£75 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount

£150

Family & Friends Discount

£75

Frequent Traveller Discount

£75

Triple Room Reduction For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 88.

£75

All prices are per person, twin share. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for land only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased. International flights included in the itinerary may mean you leaving earlier or landing later than the start and end dates featured. Please speak to your travel consultant for full details.

6 Please note that these departures are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification. Details will be confirmed in April 2013. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

Arrowtown

DAY 7 QUEENSTOWN AT LEISURE F I Time at leisure today gives you the opportunity to sample the many scenic delights of Queenstown. Perhaps take a jet boat ride or try white water rafting. For the less adventurous there are garden and wine tours. This evening ride the Skyline Gondola to Bob’s Peak for a delicious buffet Highlight Dinner while taking in stunning views of Queenstown. Experience a Kiwi Haka Maori Show as well, a Local Speciality! (BB HD)

DAY 8 QUEENSTOWN – CHRISTCHURCH F Travel past Mt. Cook National Park, home to New Zealand’s highest mountain. You may wish to take an optional scenic flight (weather permitting). This afternoon stop at Lake Tekapo and view the Church of the Good Shepherd and then continue over the colourful Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner together with your travelling companions. (BB FD) Hotel: Heartland Hotel Cotswold (F) DAY 9 DEPART CHRISTCHURCH Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

AT LEISURE : AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

Please visit our website or contact your Travel Agent for details of great Early Payment Discounts.

WR = Welcome Reception YC = Your Choice Dining FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch / Dinner / Farewell Dinner BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Australia and New Zealand Panorama Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Enjoy a Maori Hangi dinner at the Tamaki Family Marae in Rotorua. Feel the sand between your toes when you visit Bondi Beach for lunch at an Aussie institution with views over the Pacific Ocean. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide Join a qualified Local Guide at Waitomo Caves, Rainbow Springs and Whakarewarewa Village in Rotorua. • j Local Expert Discover the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and journey through the Sydney Opera House with Local Experts.

Sightseeing Highlights • Auckland Cruise on Waitemata Harbour. • Waitomo Caves Take a guided boat tour of the Glow Worm Grotto. • Rotorua Discover Whakarewarewa Village, Rainbow Springs Nature Park and the Agrodome Sheep Show. • Queenstown Spend a free day in New Zealand’s adventure capital. • Melbourne See the Royal Botanic Gardens and Queen Victoria Market. • Great Barrier Reef Get up close to the colourful coral and tropical fish. • Sydney View the Harbour Bridge and Opera House on a harbour cruise.

Dining Highlights • 12 hot buffet breakfasts. • 3 lunches: F Highlight Lunch on the Great Barrier Reef. n B Be My Guest lunch in Sydney. n 1 lunch. • 3 evening meals: F Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director in Auckland. n B Be My Guest dinner with local wine in Rotorua. n F Farewell Dinner in Sydney.

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• Airport transfers are provided as indicated in the itinerary (conditions apply, refer to page 88). • Return scheduled flights* • UK private car door to door airport transfers • First Class hotel accommodation, which includes twin-bedded rooms with 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 a restroom onboard. • Escorted by two of Trafalgar’s top professional Travel Directors, one per country. • A travel wallet with your documentation.

Maori Cultural Performers DAY 1 ARRIVE AUCKLAND E On arrival in Auckland you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 1pm). See the sights of Auckland on a city tour. This evening meet your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception at your hotel and dinner at the top of the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Auckland’s Skytower at Orbit, a revolving restaurant with 360 degree views of the city. (WR D) Hotel: SKYCITY Grand Hotel (D) DAY 2 AUCKLAND – ROTORUA (2 NIGHTS) 5 B Travel to the Waitomo Caves to see the incredible Glow Worm Grotto on a boat tour with a Local Guide. Continue to Rotorua to experience the Realm of Tane, a dramatic blend of a guided tour, character theatre and cultural storytelling, followed by a Maori Hangi Be My Guest dinner accompanied by local wine and a concert at the Tamaki Family Marae. (BB BG) Hotel: Millennium Hotel (MD) DAY 3 ROTORUA SIGHTSEEING 5 A Local Maori Guide will accompany you around the Whakarewarewa Living Thermal Village, where you’ll gain an insight into Maori culture. See New Zealand’s biggest geyser, bubbling mud pools and thermal springs. Your next stop is Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a tour with a Local Guide. You may even spot a kiwi! Then visit the Agrodome Sheep Show, the multi-award-winning stage show, for a taste of farm life. (BB) DAY 4 ROTORUA – QUEENSTOWN (2 NIGHTS) D This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Queenstown. On arrival explore the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown on the Arrow River, previously one of the world’s richest rivers, before an orientation tour of Queenstown and surrounds. See Lake Wakatipu, the Remarkables Mountain Range and the home of the Bungy Jump at Kawarau Bridge. (BB) Hotel: Millennium Hotel (MD) DAY 5 QUEENSTOWN AT LEISURE A free day to do as you choose in New Zealand’s adventure capital. Why not take a day trip to mystical Milford Sound? You will travel along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau and its lake then through the rainforest of World Heritage Fiordland National Park, sighting glaciers and mountain ranges. Travel through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel to abundant photo opportunities afforded by the Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley and the Chasm, en route to Milford Sound to board your cruise for an unforgettable experience. (BB) DAY 6 QUEENSTOWN – MELBOURNE (2 NIGHTS) D You will be transferred to Queenstown Airport to board your flight for Melbourne, Australia. On arrival you are transferred to the hotel. This evening is free to explore this cosmopolitan city. (BB) Hotel: Crowne Plaza (MD) DAY 7 MELBOURNE SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE See the Royal Botanic Gardens, Queen Victoria Market, the Shrine of Remembrance, Parliament House and much more on a sightseeing tour. The remainder of the day is free so you may consider an excursion to the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island. (BB) DAY 8 MELBOURNE – CAIRNS (2 NIGHTS) D This morning you will be transferred to Melbourne Airport for your

Duration: 13 Days Price from: £3575 per person twin share Ref: QPACA Package price per person Starts Auckland

Ends Sydney

*

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Single Supp.

Twin Share Option

Starts Auckland

Twin* Share

Ends Sydney

Single Supp.

Option

Tue 18 Dec Sun 30 Dec 3725 2013

820

6

Tue 23 Jul

Sun 4 Aug

3575

810

Tue 8 Jan

Sun 20 Jan 3725

820

6

Tue 10 Sep

Sun 22 Sep 3795

810

Tue 5 Feb Tue 19 Feb

Sun 17 Feb 3725 Sun 3 Mar 3725

820 820

6

Tue 8 Oct

Sun 20 Oct 3875

820

6

Tue 5 Nov

Sun 17 Nov 3875

820

Tue 5 Mar Tue 19 Mar Tue 26 Mar

Sun 17 Mar 3725 Sun 31 Mar 3725 Sun 7 Apr 3725

820 820 820

6

Tue 17 Dec Sun 29 Dec 4475 2014

820

6

Tue 7 Jan

Sun 19 Jan 4475

820

6

Tue 9 Apr

Sun 21 Apr 3725

820

6

Tue 7 May

Sun 19 May 3575

810

6 6

Tue 4 Feb Tue 18 Feb

Sun 16 Feb 4025 Sun 2 Mar 4025

820 820

6

Tue 4 Jun

Sun 16 Jun 3575

810

6 6

Tue 4 Mar Tue 18 Mar

Sun 16 Mar 4025 Sun 30 Mar 4025

820 820

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■ Sightseeing stops

Start

End

flight to Cairns, Queensland. Visit Rainforestation Nature Park for lunch. Experience indigenous culture and Australian native wildlife in a World Heritage listed rainforest setting. At the Pamagirri Corroboree you’ll witness a traditional dance performance. Try your hand at boomerang throwing, observe spear-throwing and watch a Pamagirri Guide play the didgeridoo. Visit the Wildlife Park to see native Australian animals including kangaroos, koalas and crocodiles. (BB L) Hotel: Hilton (D)

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

£130 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount

£255

Family & Friends Discount

£130

Frequent Traveller Discount

£130

Triple Room Reduction For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 20–21. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 88.

£130

Please visit our website or contact your Travel Agent for details of great Early Payment Discounts. All prices are per person, twin share. *Air: Please note that intra-trip air sectors are not included in the prices above. Prices require the following intra-trip air sectors to be purchase separately: Day 4 from Rotorua to Queenstown - flights to depart prior to 12pm; Day 6 from Queenstown to Melbourne - flights to arrive prior to 4pm; Day 8 from Melbourne to Cairns - flights to arrive prior to 12pm; Day 10 from Cairns to Sydney - flights anytime. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Department to discuss land only prices should you wish to purchase your own flights, in addition to the intra-trip air sectors which must be purchased separately. All flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may be applicable. Dependent on flight times additional nights may need to be purchased at the beginning or end of your trip. International flights included in the itinerary may mean you leaving earlier or landing later than the start and end dates featured. Please speak to your travel consultant for full details.

DAY 9 GREAT BARRIER REEF j F Board a high speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy an informative reef education presentation with a Local Expert. See a myriad of coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and the semi-submersible craft. There is the opportunity to go snorkelling and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided). Enjoy a tropical buffet Highlight Lunch before you return to Cairns. (BB HL) DAY 10 CAIRNS – SYDNEY (3 NIGHTS) D You will be transferred to Cairns Airport for your flight to Sydney. On your arrival in Sydney you’ll transfer to your hotel in the centre of the city, where the remainder of the day is free. Perhaps take a stroll through Darling Harbour or wander down to the historic Rocks district at Circular Quay for a panoramic view of the Sydney Opera House. (BB) Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour (MD) DAY 11 SYDNEY SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE j B This morning enjoy a tour of the Sydney Opera House with a Local Expert. Later, board your coach to see the Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, Watson’s Bay and the Gap. Your destination is famous Bondi Beach for an iconic Australian experience. You’ll be greeted by a local surf lifesaver before a Be My Guest lunch at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen’s Club, with its views over the sparkling Pacific

Festive Season surcharge applies to Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour for departure 18 December 2012.

6 Please note that these departures are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification. Details will be confirmed in November 2012. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

Ocean. Your host will take you on an exclusive tour through Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club to learn about the history of Bondi and surf lifesaving. Return to the city for a cruise on the beautiful harbour. Then you will have the opportunity to learn about Australia’s national gemstone - the opal. (BB BG) DAY 12 SYDNEY AT LEISURE F Spend a free day in this exciting city. Why not take an excursion to the famous Blue Mountains and see some of Australia’s native wildlife at Featherdale Wildlife Park. You could visit the Hunter Valley, New South Wales’ premier wine-growing region? Or perhaps take an interesting trip to Canberra, Australia’s capital. Gather together this evening with your Travel Director and new-found friends for a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant by the water. (BB FD) DAY 13 DEPART SYDNEY Time to bid farewell as we transfer you to Sydney Airport for your flight home (flights anytime). (BB)

AT LEISURE : AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

Sydney Harbour and Opera House

WR = Welcome Reception YC = Your Choice Dining FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch / Dinner / Farewell Dinner BG = Be My Guest Dining

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HOTELS: WHERE YOU WILL STAY

InterContinental Hanoi West Lake (Deluxe), Vietnam

THE FINEST ACCOMMODATION This is just a selection of the hotels where you may stay during your holiday. For full details, please see the hotels listed on daily itineraries.

Beverly Hilton (MD), Beverly Hills, USA

Una Hotel Roma (F), Italy

Amfora Hvar Island (F), Croatia

Crowne Plaza Melbourne (MD), Australia

Hilton Amsterdam (MD), The Netherlands

HOTEL CLASS KEY: D: DELUXE MD: MODERATE DELUXE SF: SUPERIOR FIRST CLASS F: FIRST CLASS MF: MODERATE FIRST CLASS

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Sunrise Hotel Hoi An (SF), Vietnam

Sheraton Libertador (SF), Buenos Aires, Argentina

SKYCITY Grand Hotel (D), Auckland, New Zealand

Paris Las Vegas (SF), USA

Ramses Hilton (MD), Cairo, Egypt

TRAFALGAR’S LONDON RECEPTION CENTRE While travelling in Europe, it’s reassuring to know you have a helping hand if ever you need it. The friendly team at Trafalgar’s London Reception Centre is there to assist, whether it’s questions about joining your group, a problem with travel arrangements or an emergency situation you need help to resolve. Calm, efficient assistance is just a phone call or email away.

Address & Contact Details: 79 York Road, London SE1 7NJ Tel: +44 (0) 207 620 8900 General Email: London.24x7@travcorpuk.com

Summer Opening Hours April 8 – October 25, 2013: Sunday to Thursday 5am – 7pm, Friday & Saturday 5am – 8pm Until 8 April 2013, the Centre operates on winter opening hours, daily 7am – 7pm. Enjoy the services and local knowledge of our Local Hosts

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HOTELS: WHERE YOU CAN EXTEND YOUR STAY Why not stay a little longer in the city where your holiday starts or ends? Only Trafalgar guests qualify for the special offers shown below. Check the itinerary pages for the hotel in which your trip starts or ends, choose by how many nights you want to extend your stay and ask your Travel Agent to make the additional reservation when you book your holiday. Transfers are not included in these offers but Trafalgar can provide door-to-door transfers to and from the airport to your hotel, see prices below. Prices are per person, per night on a single or twin/double basis, with private bath, including all applicable taxes and services charges. EUROPE CITY

USA AND CANADA HOTEL

SINGLE

TWIN

TRANSFER

Amsterdam Hilton Amsterdam†

172

101

53

Athens

132

83

No Charge

Metropolitan Hotel

Brussels

The Hotel Brussels†

114

75

42

Budapest

Hilton Budapest West End

126

74

28

Cagliari

Regina Margherita

110

81

21

T Hotel Regina

110

77

21

Cairo Fairmont Heliopolis**

Low High Peak

114 123 154

73 78 93

No Charge No Charge No Charge

Ramses Hilton**

Low High

115 139

74 86

No Charge No Charge

Como

Barchetta Excelsior

143

103

84***

NH Pontevecchio†

103

72

84***

Dublin

Trinity Capital

115

74

46

Edinburgh

Novotel City Centre†

137

105

21

Frankfurt

Frankfurt Offenbach†

77

54

56

Glasgow

Radisson Blu Glasgow

112

78

32

Milan

Atahotel Quark

84

57

70***

Melia Milano

100

60

70***

Moscow

Marriott Tverskaya

211

130

49

Munich

Hilton Munich City†

117

77

63

Nice

Hotel Ellington†

170

99

39

Paris

Renaissance La Defense† ††

147

109

49

Prague

President Hotel Prague

128

75

32

Rome

Grand Hotel Palatino

179

122

35

Grand Hotel Tiberio†

139

100

35

Milton Hotel

144

105

35

Sheraton Golf Parco Dei Medici

115

88

35

Una Hotel Rome

166

117

35

St Petersburg Sokos Olympia Gardens

211

130

46

Venice

Boscolo Bellini † ††

169

119

88

Continental Venice

175

133

88

Vienna

Hilton Vienna Danube

119

89

35

Hotel Am Konzerthaus

142

85

35

Zagreb

The Westin

98

71

39

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND CITY

HOTEL

Auckland Cairns Christchurch Sydney

SKYCITY Grand Hotel Hilton Hotel Heartland Hotel Cotswold Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour*

SINGLE

TWIN

160 125 110 180

80 65 65 90

CITY

HOTEL

Beijing Shangri-La Traders East Upper Hotel Hanoi InterContinental West Lake Ho Chi Renaissance Saigon Minh City Shanghai Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao

SEASON

SINGLE

TWIN

1 Dec 12-28 Feb 13 1- 31 Mar, 1 Jun -15 Aug All other dates 1 Oct 12 -31 Oct 13 1 Jan 13 -30 Sep 13 1 Oct 13 -31 Dec 13 1 Dec 12 -28 Feb 13 1- 31 Mar, 1 Jun -15 Aug All other dates

78 88 110 182 152 172 118 125 147

48 53 64 100 85 95 68 72 83

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Meet and greets do not apply for North America

TRANSFER

55 86 96 51 113 102 79 51 136 131 116 147 83 86

13 19 19 19 19 13 13 19 44 44 44 44 13 21

144

72

11DCA  / 20IAD

CITY

HOTEL

Rio De Janeiro Manaus Buenos Aires Easter Island Santiago

Rio Othon Palace Tropical Manaus Sheraton Libertador Hotel Taha Tai Hotel InterContinental Santiago

SINGLE

TWIN

TRANSFER

316 192 89 193 181

158 96 44 97 91

27 No Charge 18 No Charge 16

Trafalgar bonus! All Trafalgar guests receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by coach, shuttle bus, minivan, private car or taxi on the first & last days of the Trafalgar trip between designated airports and hotels for North America, South America, Asia, Australia & New Zealand. Anyone arriving before or after the scheduled first & last days of the trip may choose to book and purchase a transfer. In Australia & New Zealand complimentary transfers are also included with pre or post accommodation booked through Trafalgar. In Europe, complimentary group transfers are available on the scheduled first & last days of the Trafalgar trip at specified times (see table below). Anyone whose flight times do not coincide with the group transfer times may choose to book and purchase a transfer. Transfers may also be booked for those guests who have pre or post accommodation booked through Trafalgar. Note: Flight timings must be provided to Trafalgar no fewer than 21 days before flight departure (not required for North America).

EUROPE AIRPORT TRANSFER TIMES

*Surcharge applies 29 Dec 12 - 2Jan 13 and 29 Dec 13 - 2 Jan 14 *** To Milan Malpensa. Trafalgar will not be responsible for unused transfers as a result of missed flight connections.

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TWIN

111 172 192 101 226 204 159 102 273 262 231 294 165 171

AIRPORT TRANSFERS: EUROPE, NORTH AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, ASIA, AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

The above costs include all hotel taxes & service charges. †Seasonal Supplements apply. †† Certain days of the week attract a supplement. **Fairmont Heliopolis Low: 07/04/2013 - 30/09/2013 High: 01/10/2013 - 31/10/2013 Peak: 26/03/2013 06/04/2013. **Ramses Hilton Low: 07/04/2013 - 30/06/2013, 22/07/2013 - 30/09/2013 High: 01/04/2013 - 06/04/2013, 01/07/2013 - 21/07/2013, 01/10.2013 - 31/10/2013.

All prices are in GBP per person per night. The accommodation cost includes twin rooms with private facilities. Buffet breakfasts are included daily in Europe, South America, Asia, Australia & New Zealand. No breakfast is included in North America. A supplement may apply for Christmas, New Year, Easter and special events, this will be advised at the time of booking. Private transfer prices are per person one way. Private transfers are by car or minibus, and you will be met# after clearing customs and escorted to your vehicle.

SINGLE

SOUTH AMERICA

ASIA CITY

HOTEL

Anaheim Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort Boston Omni Parker House May - Aug Low Sept - Oct High Calgary Delta Bow Valley Low 5 July - 12 July High Los Angeles The Beverly Hilton Nashville Renaissance Nashville Hotel New Orleans New Orleans Marriott New York Staybridge Suites Times Square May June July - Aug Sept San Francisco Hyatt Regency San Francisco Vancouver Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel Washington, D.C. Renaissance Washington D.C.

EUROPEAN GATEWAY

FREE TRANSFER INBOUND

Amsterdam Athens‡ Brussels Budapest Cagliari Cairo‡ Dublin Edinburgh Frankfurt Glasgow Milan (Malpensa) Moscow (Sheremetyevo) Moscow (Domodedovo) Munich Nice Paris (Charles de Gaulle) Prague Rome St Petersburg Venice Vienna Zagreb

09:00, 11:30 & 14:30 Any time, any day N/A N/A 11:15 & 14:00 Any time, any day 08:30, 11:00 & 13:00 09:00, 11:30 & 14:00 09:30, 12:00 & 14:30 N/A 09:00 & 12:30 N/A N/A 10:00 & 13:00 N/A 08:00, 11:00 & 14:00 09:00, 11:00 & 13:00 09:30, 12:30 & 15:30 11:30, 14:30 & 17:00 N/A 09:00, 12:00, 15:00 N/A

FREE TRANSFER OUTBOUND N/A Any time, any day 08:00 & 12:00 07:00 & 11:00 04:30 & 07:00 Any time, any day 07:30, 09:30 & 11:30 N/A 08:00 & 10:00 07:00 & 09:00 07:30 &10:30 05:00 & 11:00 05:00 & 13:00 N/A 05:00 & 09:30 N/A N/A 07:00 & 09:30 N/A 08:00 & 09:30 08:00 & 09:30 07:00 & 11:30

In Cairo and Athens complimentary transfers are offered at anytime either on the first or last day of the trip or on other days in conjunction with pre and post accommodation booked through Trafalgar.

DOOR TO DOOR PRIVATE UK AIRPORT TRANSFERS Trafalgar wants you to enjoy a hassle-free holiday PRIVATE experience, so when DOOR TO DOOR UK AIRPORT you book your Trafalgar TRANSFERS INCLUDED holiday we will provide you with a complimentary private door-to-door transfer service for distances of up to 150 miles. You will be collected from your home by private chauffeurdriven car and taken to your departure airport. At the end of your holiday, you will be met at the airport upon arrival for a relaxing journey home. No worries and no hassle. If you prefer not to take the complimentary transfer we will deduct £75 from the total cost of your holiday. Just part of Trafalgar’s legendary personal service. Terms and conditions: This service is offered to guests purchasing a holiday from Trafalgar. It is valid from one address per booking in the mainland UK only and covers the distance from the point of collection to the local departure airport. For guests exceeding the 150-mile limit, additional mileage will be charged at £1.80 per mile. All mileage is calculated using the map service at www.maps.google.com. At the time of booking, the guests pick up address and contact details are required. Note that for bookings with 3 to 4 guests may have larger vehicles. Please contact us or your local Travel Agent for further details.

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EXPRESS CHECK-IN THE ULTIMATE HASSLE-FREE HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE

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PLEASE REGISTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER MAKING YOUR BOOKING Our commitment to provide you with the best travel experience starts with our Express Check-in process. It will take you less than 10 minutes to complete but delivers these great benefits: • Understanding your individual needs and preferences helps us to better tailor your trip • You can meet fellow 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.

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Go to www.trafalgar.com/uk/express

2

Enter your Booking Number and Last Name

3

Answer all questions and click ‘submit’

Photographs A selection of photographs in this brochure have been supplied by Great Adventures, Tourism Victoria, Tourism Queensland, Captain Cook Cruises, Tourism Northern Territory, SkyScans, Kuranda Scenic Railway, Tourism New South Wales, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Quicksilver Cruises & Voyages.

Tuscany, Italy

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Travel together on a customised group holiday

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.

EXPRESS CHECK-IN: Don’t forget to check-in before you go on holiday. For more information refer to page 89.

PASSPORTS & VISAS: Each guest is responsible for having a valid passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the conclusion of their trip, all necessary visas and permits, and must comply with entry, health or other requirements of the countries visited. Some of our 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 each destination, including handy travel tips and advice and country-by-country information, go to our website, click on ‘Pre Trip’ in the top menu bar and download each guide. For more information log on to www.trafalgar.com

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CUSTOMISED GROUP HOLIDAYS Do you belong to a social group or have friends who’d like to plan a special holiday together? Whatever the interests of your group, our Customised Groups team can tailor one of our existing itineraries to fit your needs, or design an itinerary from scratch, especially for you.

REGULAR HOLIDAYS – BIG DISCOUNTS! Make a group booking for friends or club members on one of our regular brochure holidays and get great savings. If 9 or more people travel together, 1 traveller qualifies for a 50% discount on the LAND-only portion of the holiday. When 16 people travel together, 1 traveller qualifies for a 100% discount on the LAND-only portion of the holiday (discount is on a twin-share basis only; not valid on cruises). A group allocation means fixed prices and assured seats. We’ll reserve your seats on the itinerary of your choice, it’s that easy!

TAILOR–MADE HOLIDAYS Visit the places you’ve always wanted to see, travel at a pace that suits you, choose the standard of your hotels and specify the type of meals and excursions you wish to include. Our team has the experience and insider connections to negotiate great deals with hotels, restaurants, airlines and local experts. Tell us what your group needs, and we’ll create the perfect itinerary at the ideal price! Contact your Travel Agent who’ll work with us to plan your group holiday. Restrictions apply – see page 20-21 for full details.

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 per passenger mile

Car

0.3831 Kgs

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

BOOKING CONDITIONS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION YOUR GUIDED HOLIDAY BOOKING Trafalgar Tours Limited is the ‘Sales Company’; AAT Kings Tours (Pty) Limited – Australian holidays, AAT Kings Tours (NZ) Limited – New Zealand holidays, Trafalgar Tours Limited – China & Asia, Great Britain and Europe holidays and Destination America Inc – America holidays are the ‘Operators’; collectively these companies are referred to as ‘Trafalgar’. All contracts with Trafalgar are made subject to the terms of these booking conditions and are governed by English law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. 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: Air transportation (including international, local and interisland Flights excluding Australia and New Zealand) is included in the total price as indicated for each specific itinerary. Please note flight supplements may apply subject to airline availability at time of booking. Guided Holiday: By air-conditioned luxury motorcoaches. Please note that on some Regional holidays and London sightseeing, motorcoaches without toilet facilities are used. In the Middle East, air-conditioned motorcoaches without toilet facilities are used. If due to circumstances beyond our control coaches are used otherwise than as advertised, a refund of £7 per person will be made. Hotel Accommodations: Prices are per person, based on two persons sharing a two-beded 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. 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 in North America 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 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). 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. NOT INCLUDED IN GUIDED HOLIDAY PRICE Additional fees charged by airlines such as checked and/or excess baggage (visit www.trafalgar.com/baggage), additional fuel surcharges, 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. RESERVATIONS & PAYMENTS When you make a booking, you must pay a deposit. This will consist of the amount for the international flight element of your holiday (see Air Arrangements for further details), together with the following amount for the land and/or cruise element of your holiday: Deposit per person, per itinerary, payable within 7 days of booking £100 South American Guides Holiday £100 Guided Holiday with USA Train* £300 Guided Holiday including USA Train# £100 All Other Guided Holidays  Final Payment prior to departure date 45 days South American Guides Holiday 50 days Guided Holiday with USA Train* 80 days Guided Holiday including USA Train# 45 days All Other Guided Holidays * Rocky Mountaineer RedLeaf Service # Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf and SilverLeaf Services 1. Your guided holiday will be confirmed by Trafalgar upon receipt of a nonrefundable, non-transferable deposit. We reserve the right to refuse a booking without giving any reason for such refusal and shall in that event return any deposit received to its sender. The deposit you have paid will only be refundable in the circumstances set out in these booking terms and conditions. This deposit forms part of your final payment. On certain departures, deposits may be required to hold seats at the time of booking. 2. Final payment for your land reservation will be due no later than 45/50/80 days (as detailed above) prior to the guided holiday departure date. 3. Payment in full will be required at time of booking for reservations made less than 45/50/80 days (as detailed above) prior to the guided holiday 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 authorisation authorises processing the charge on your credit card. The reservation is not confirmed until the 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. Where Trafalgar is selling a flight-inclusive package holiday, all money you pay to a Travel Agent (or an Accredited Body member) for that holiday will be held by the Agent (or Accredited Body member) on behalf and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust at all times, but subject to the Agent’s (or Accredited Body member) obligation to pay the money to us for so long as we do not fail. In the event of our failure, any money held at the time by the Agent (or Accredited Body member), or subsequently accepted from you by the Agent (or Accredited Body member), is and continues to be held by that

Agent (or Accredited Body member) on behalf of and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust without any obligation to pay that money to us. Full payment for these flights must be made within 7 days of booking or at time of booking depending on the airlines ticketing deadline and is non-refundable and non-transferable. Where we are selling a package holiday that does not include a flight, all money you and every person named in the booking pays to a Travel Agent for your holiday with us will be held by the Agent on our behalf until the booking is confirmed. In such cases, 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 and where 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 on our website at trafalgar.com. 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. BOOKING CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS Booking Changes: A fee of £15 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 45/50/80 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 £15 (or more) per person amendment fee will be charged. Name changes or corrections will be treated as a cancellation. Cancellation fees may apply. You must also pay any charges imposed by airlines for any changes, including name and date changes. This can be up to 100% of the value of the ticket. 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 45/50/80 days (as detailed below) prior to the guided holiday departure date, deposit will be retained. • If full payment is not received 45/50/80 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. The following charges will apply when notice of cancellation is given after the booking is confirmed: SOUTH AMERICA GUIDED HOLIDAY No. of days prior to Cancellation Fee as (“%” departure date refers to % of total price) Over 45 days Amount of Deposit 45-31 days 30% 30-8 days 50% 7-1 days 75% Day of departure/no show 100% (Air cancellation fees may also apply – see Air Cancellation section below) GUIDED HOLIDAY INCLUDING USA TRAIN* No. of days prior to Cancellation Fee as (“%” departure date refers to % of total price) Over 50 days Amount of Deposit 50-35 days 35% 34-20 days 50% 19-8 days 75% 7 days or less/no show 100% * Rocky Mountaineer RedLeaf Service (Air cancellation fees may also apply – see Air Cancellation section below) GUIDED HOLIDAY INCLUDING USA TRAIN# No. of days prior to Cancellation Fee as (“%” departure date refers to % of total price) Over 80 days Amount of Deposit 80-46 days 35% 45-8 days 75% 7 days or less/no show 100% (Air cancellation fees may also apply – see Air Cancellation section below) (# - Rock Mountaineer Goldleaf and Silverleaf Services) ALL OTHER GUIDED HOLIDAYS No. of days prior to Cancellation Fee as (“%” 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 and/or chargeable transfers 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 and chargeable transfers 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 £15 per person 45-22 days 25% of price for the accommodation and/or chargeable transfers 21-15 days 30% of price for the accommodation and/or chargeable transfers • Travel Agent fees and cancellation charges may also apply. • Airline Flights/Tickets: After deposit has been received, any change incurs a £15 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. • 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: All packages offered for sale by Trafalgar include flights unless otherwise specified, or where you inform us that you wish to book your own flights. Clients booking their own flights need to check with their personal travel consultant to ensure flights are booked into and out of the correct airports. Some cities have more than one airport and transfers operate out of specific airport. Changes to flight itineraries, airlines and name changes may result in charges by Trafalgar and/or the airline concerned passed on to the passenger (see “Booking Changes” above). Any airline delays or itinerary changes causing you to miss the holiday/cruise start will be your responsibility to connect with the group and any additional costs will be your responsibility and not Trafalgar. Any airline seat requests cannot be guaranteed. Many airlines now require the full name of all passengers travelling. Where you are booking a package holiday including flights, we will therefore ask you at the time of booking to provide us with the full names of each member of your party, together with their passport number, and its date and place of issue. Please ensure that the names provided are exactly as stated in the relevant passport. In accordance with EU Regulation 2111/2005 we are required to advise you of the actual carrier operating your flight/connecting flight/transfer. We do this by listing carriers to be used, or likely to be used, on the relevant brochure pages and/or holiday confirmation invoice. Any changes to the actual airline after you have received your tickets will be notified to you as soon as possible and in all cases at check-in or at the boarding gate.

Air Cancellation: For airline arrangements made by Trafalgar, cancellation charges will apply of £50 per person plus any airline imposed penalties which may be 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 the 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, rescheduling or and additional costs incurred. 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: Prices are in Pound Sterling, per person, twin-share and based on costs, tariffs, rates, taxes, charges, levies and exchange rates as of the date of production of this brochure (see back cover). Should these change, the price of your holiday may increase. No surcharges regarding cost or currency fluctuations will be made to the LAND only price once the deposit is received. We will not increase the price of your holiday after we receive your deposit save for where there are increases in transportation costs (including cruise and airlineimposed fuel surcharges), taxes, dues, charges, fees or levies imposed by any government or its agencies and any changes to airport taxes or fees. There will be no change to the price within 30 days of your departure date. Where holiday prices are surcharged, we will absorb an amount equivalent to 2% of the holiday price which excludes insurance premiums and any amendment charges. Only amounts in excess of this 2% will be surcharged, but where a surcharge is payable, there will be an administration charge of £1 per person, together with an amount to cover the agent’s commission. If this means paying more than 10% on the holiday price, you will be entitled to cancel your holiday with a full refund of all money paid, except for any premium paid to us for holiday insurance and amendment charges, provided that you do so within 14 days of notification of the surcharge. Alternatively you may accept a change to another holiday if we are able to offer you one. If it is of equivalent or higher price you will not have to pay more, but if it is of lower quality you will be refunded the difference in price. Should the price of your holiday go down due to the changes mentioned above, by more than 2% of your holiday cost, then any refund due will be paid to you. However, please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your travel due to contractual and other protection in place. 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. Visit www.trafalgar.com/ restrictions for details. 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 individualised 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 (16 on Australia and New Zealand holidays) 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. Only one Young Traveller discount per room is permitted except on North and South America itineraries where the limit is two young traveller discounts per room. This discount cannot be combined with our Travel With Family and Friends Discount. Please see ’Sensational Savings’ for details. This discount does not apply to extra night accommodation, optional extensions, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements, airport transfers or any cruise portion of a holiday. 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. In the event that we make a major change to your holiday (which does not include, for example, changes to aircraft type, change of accommodation to another of the

same standard, or alteration of your outward/return flights by less than 12 hours) we will inform you or your travel agent as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure date. You will either have the choice of accepting the change of arrangements, accepting an offer of alternative travel arrangements of comparable standard from us if available (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value, but these booking terms and conditions will continue to apply to any alternative booking), or cancelling your booked holiday and receiving a full refund of all monies paid. Where we make a major change to your holiday, you will also be entitled to compensation unless the change arises for unusual or unforeseeable reasons outside of our control (also referred to as reasons of “force majeure”, and includes war (and threat of war), riot, industrial dispute, actual or threatened terrorist activity and its consequences, civil disturbances, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions, epidemics, pandemics, unavoidable technical problems with transportation and any other similar events). The level of compensation will depend on when we inform you of the major change, although this does not exclude you from claiming more if you are entitled to do so: GUIDED HOLIDAY No. of days prior to Compensation payable departure date (per person) Over 45 days £0 45-22 days £10 21-8 days £20 7-1 days £30 Day of departure £40 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. Other than on Australia or New Zealand holidays Trafalgar does not provide complimentary transfers for guests booking pre-and post-night accommodation. 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. Trafalgar will also pay compensation except in circumstances of force majeure, where the holiday is cancelled because the minimum number of clients required for a particular travel arrangement is not reached (and you are informed of this in good time) or where you fail to pay the final balance in time. The level of compensation depends on when we inform you of the cancellation, and is set out in “Itinerary Variations” above. 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. RESPONSIBILITY Complete Agreement: These booking conditions, together with the other terms incorporated into this contract referred to below, represent the entire agreement between the parties. Disclaimer of Liability: Trafalgar shall be responsible for supplying the services and accommodation described in this brochure with reasonable skill and care. Where the contract is not performed, or is performed improperly by us or our agents, suppliers or other co-operating organisations we will pay you appropriate compensation unless this failure is due to i) you; ii) a third party unconnected with the provision of these services where this failure is unforeseeable or unavoidable; iii) unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised; or iv) an event which neither we nor our suppliers could have foreseen or forestalled, even with all due care. In such circumstances, we will do their best to supply comparable services, accommodations and itineraries and in any event we shall offer you such prompt assistance as is reasonable in the circumstances, but there shall be no refund in this connection. Our liability for claims which do not involve death, injury or illness shall be limited to twice the price of the holiday.. Under EU law (Regulation 261/2004) you have rights in some circumstances to refunds and/or compensation from your airline in cases of denied boarding, cancellation or delay to flights. Full details of these rights will be publicised at EU airports and will also be available from airlines. However, reimbursement in such cases will not automatically entitle you to a refund of your holiday cost from us. If any payments are due from us, any payments made to you by the airline will be deducted from this amount. All baggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the guided holiday participant. Baggage insurance is recommended. Upon return at the end of the guided holiday, if lost articles are found and returned to the owner, a service fee will be charged. All certificates and other travel documents for services issued by Trafalgar’s agents, suppliers or other co-operating organisations are subject to the terms and conditions specified by the carriers and suppliers and to the laws of the countries in which the services are supplied some of which may limit or exclude liability. You are responsible for ensuring that you keep all of your travel documents safe and that they are available for inspection. Safety: Save for where negligence can be shown on the part of Trafalgar or its agents, co-operating organisations or service providers, where the guest occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither Trafalgar nor its agents or co-operating organisations or service providers concerned will be liable for any injury, illness or death or for any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of such an accident or incident. International Treaties: Our liability is also limited by the contractual terms of the companies that provide the transportation for your travel arrangements (which are incorporated into this contract) and international conventions 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 accommodation. 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. Errors and Omissions: In the case of computer or human billing errors, we reserve the right to re-invoice participants with correct billing. Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to press; however Trafalgar cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. The airline(s) featured or nominated in this brochure do not by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure commit or represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday from Trafalgar group or as having any other legal relationship with them. All bookings made with any provider of any transport, facilities, meals, other goods or of any services are subject to terms and conditions and exclusions and/or limitations of liability imposed by them in relation to matters not covered particularly and expressly by our agreement with Trafalgar. If you decide that you do not want to visit a country or part of a country you intended to visit because of any law, condition or requirement of any government or governmental authority, official, servant or agent, you are responsible for any costs, expenses, charges, fees, losses or damage incurred as a consequence and any cancellation or amendment fees. None of the companies in the Trafalgar group of companies, or any of their servants or agents, accept any responsibility or liability for your acts, omissions, defaults, conduct, state of health, condition or circumstances. Arbitration of Disputes: In the unlikely event that a problem cannot be resolved amicably between us, we can offer you an arbitration service for the resolution of disputes arising out of, or in connection with this contract. The arbitration

scheme is arranged by ABTA and administered independently. It provides for a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability on you in respect to costs. This scheme does not apply to claims for an amount greater than £5,000 per person, and there is also a limit of £25,000 per booking form. It does not apply to claims which are solely or mainly in respect to physical injury or illness or their consequences. The scheme can however deal with compensation claims which include an element of minor injury or illness subject to a limit of £1,500 on the amount an arbitrator can award per person in respect of this element. Your request for arbitration must be received by ABTA within 18 months of the date of return from holiday. Outside this time limit arbitration under the Scheme may still be available if we agree, but the ABTA Code does not require such agreement from us. For injury and illness claims, you can request the ABTA Mediation Procedure and we have the option to agree to mediation. 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 mail, email and/or telephone) 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 if you want a copy of the personal information we hold about you, write to us at Trafalgar Tours Ltd (see address below). Trafalgar may charge a fee for supplying you with this information as permitted by law. Please note: Due to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) SECURE FLIGHT rules, airlines are now REQUIRED to collect more specific data on their guests prior to travel documents being issued. 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. We provide full financial protection for our package holidays. When you buy an ATOL protected air holiday package, flight and/or “flight plus” holiday from Trafalgar you will receive a Confirmation Invoice or, after 1 October 2012, an ATOL certificate from us (or via our authorised agent through which you booked), confirming your protection under our Air Travel Organiser’s Licence number 10148. The ATOL certificate lists the flight, accommodation, car hire and/or other services that are financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the CAA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. For further information, visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk. Please note that not all holiday or travel services offered and sold by us may constitute an air package and therefore will not be protected by the ATOL scheme. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. When you buy a package holiday that does not include a flight, protection is provided by way of a bond held by ABTA. Before 1 October 2012, we, or the suppliers of the services you have bought, will provide you with the services you have bought (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable). On or after 1 October 2012, we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate, will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable). ABTA STATEMENT: Trafalgar is a member of ABTA with membership number Y181X We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. Further information on the Code of Conduct and ABTA’s assistance in resolving disputes can be found at www.abta.com. 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. 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