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with Hawaii, Mexico, Costa Rica & Panama

Experience the real North America with our exclusive Insider Experiences 47 unique itineraries and a choice of vacation styles All the details taken care of: sightseeing, hotels, transportation and dining

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See North America with the Insiders

Traveling is one of life’s greatest experiences. For every new horizon we cross, we broaden our own. For every intriguing character we meet, we become more interesting ourselves. Our passion for sharing these experiences with our guests, over the past 68 years, has seen us craft unique itineraries that give you more than a ‘vacation’. We always deliver expertly sourced accommodations, luxury coaches and must-see sights, so every day of your trip is hassle-free. But we also take you deeper into your destination, giving a richer experience – from the secrets revealed by our Travel Directors to the exclusive Insider moments we share on every trip.

“Travel is in our DNA. It’s our passion to help our guests travel beyond the expected.” Gavin Tollman, Trafalgar CEO

It’s these promises which make us the world’s most awarded guided travel company. Turn over for your Trafalgar Guide

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NORTHERN TERRITORIES

Fairbanks Denali N.P. NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

ALASKA (USA)

Anchorage Whittier College Fjord

YUKON TERRITORY

Seward Skagway Glacier Bay N.P.

Juneau ALBERTA

BRITISH COLUMBIA

MANITOBA

SASKATCHEWAN

CANADA

Ketchikan

Jasper N.P.

What’s always included • The services of the industry’s best-trained Travel Directors • E  xpertly sourced accommodations – always with private facilities • Must-see sightseeing

Kamloops Whistler Victoria

SEATTLE

Portland

• Breakfast every day

Coos Bay

• A  ll your hotel tips, charges and local taxes – including porter service • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

MONTANA

NORTH DAKOTA

Seattle

Olympic N.P.

• Unique Insider Experiences

• A luxury air-conditioned coach to travel in

Kelowna

Vancouver

Gleneden Beach

• S  elected lunches and up to half your evening meals – including tips

Lake Louise Banff N.P. Calgary

Sun Peaks

320 Guest Ranch Yellowstone N.P. Grand Teton N.P.

CALIFORNIA

IDAHO Jackson

SOUTH DAKOTA

Sheridan Mt. Rushmore WYOMING

NEVADA

TEXAS

Casas Grandes

D

LOUI

New Or

San Carlos Alamos Copper Canyon El Fuerte

Local Experts – feel a local’s passion for a city as they share it with you

MEXICO

Unique Insights – get a rare insight or behind-the-scenes visit into well-known places

Queretaro Morelia Camp Mexico City Taxco Puebla Ixtapa

Hidden Treasures – encounter secret spots, found (and shared) by your Travel Director Local Specialties – meet local artisans or sample regional produce

KAUAI OAHU

Lihue

Waikiki Kaanapali Beach

MAUI

HAWAII

ISLANDS OF HAWAII (NOT TO SCALE)

www.trafalgar.com

IOWA

NEBRASKA

Be My Guest – hear stories from local families as you dine on home-cooked dishes with them

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Sioux Falls

COLORADO Sprin UTAH Denver Bryce Moab Lake Tahoe Canyon N.P. St. L Napa Durango KANSAS Yosemite N.P. San Francisco MIS Zion N.P. Las Vegas Mammoth Lakes Santa Fe Lake Powell B Monument Valley Grand Monterey OAKLAHOMA Kayenta Canyon N.P. Flagstaff Cambria ARKA Amarillo Williams Oklahoma City Sedona Albuquerque Santa Barbara ARIZONA Los Angeles Phoenix NEW Scottsdale MEXICO San Diego

Our Insider Experiences

Authentic Accommodations – stay in places which embrace the region’s traditions or styles

Rapid City Keystone

UNITED STATES OF AMER Salt Lake City

CALIFORNIA

Eureka

Billings Cody

MINNESOTA

Kailua Kona Keauhou

CO &

ERN TERRITORIES

Your guide to Trafalgar MANITOBA

LABRADOR QUEBEC

ONTARIO

L’Anse Au Clair

St Anthony

Gros Morne NP Deer Lake

NORTH AKOTA

Quebec City

SOUTH DAKOTA

id City stone

Ottawa

WISCONSIN

Kingston Toronto

MICHIGAN

Sioux Falls

IOWA

KANSAS

Springfield

INDIANNA

Gettysburg WEST VIRGINIA

St. Louis KENTUCKY

Branson

OAKLAHOMA

Nashville

TENNESSEE

ARKANSAS

Memphis

Oklahoma City

MISSISSIPPI ALABAMA TEXAS

OHIO

Natchez

Boston Cape Cod

New York

Philadelphia Washington, D.C.

Shenandoah N.P. Williamsburg

SOUTH CAROLINA

Fort Myers

Baddeck NOVA SCOTIA

Halifax

NEW HAMPSHIRE VERMONT MASSACHUSETTS RHODE ISLAND CONNECTICUT NEW JERSEY DELAWARE MARYLAND

Tip: for help navigating, leave this page open as you explore our North American trips.

Charleston Hilton Head Savannah

FLORIDA

Tampa

nyon

Bar Harbor

NORTH CAROLINA

GEORGIA

Moncton

Portland, Maine

VIRGINIA

LOUISIANA

New Orleans

Saint John

Clarenville St. John's

Charlottetown

Ludlow

Cleveland NEWYORK Lancaster County

PRINCE EDWARD IS.

MAINE

North Conway

PENNSYLVANIA

ILLINOIS

MISSOURI

Montreal

Niagara Falls Springfield Springfield Newport

Des Moines

OF AMERICA Chicago

NEBRASKA

marillo

NEW BRUNSWICK

MINNESOTA

Gander

NEWFOUNDLAND

Orlando Cocoa Beach West Palm beach Miami

KEY: N.P. = National Park = Overnight Stays

Key West

XICO

Merida Queretaro Uxmal Morelia Campeche Mexico City Taxco Puebla Ixtapa

COSTA RICA & PANAMA

Cancun Playa Del Carmen Chichen Itza

(NOT TO SCALE)

Liberia Arenal Sarapiqui Guanacaste Tortuguero N.P. Monteverde Gamboa San Jose Cloud Forest Manuel Antonio N.P. Panama Boquete Playa City Bonita

Cartagena

COSTA RICA & PANAMA COLOMBIA

Local Experts Experiencing life at an Alaskan sled dog kennel in Fairbanks, you hear about life on the trail from our local insider who works there. Looking after the dogs at the kennel of late Iditarod champion Susan Butcher, they share insights of the world’s biggest sled race – a 1,100 mile journey through some of the state’s most dramatic and dangerous regions. See trips to the kennel on page 94.

Authentic Accommodations Staying at a local landmark in Durango, the red brick Strater Hotel was built in 1887 by a pharmacist sure the mining town would prosper. Locals would move in each winter to escape the cold, and now you stay among its American Victorian antiques – the world’s largest collection. See trips featuring Strater Hotel on page 46.

Unique Insights Learn about the stories and secrets behind San Fransico’s world - famous cable cars, like the annual bell-ringing contest. Under street level you’ll see the huge engines, wheels and cables that still invisibly pull the cars you can ride today. See trips featuring the Cable Car Museum on page 24.

Taking you deep inside North America

Be My Guest As you mix up a salad dressing

Local Specialties

from fresh ingredients, grown in the

Hearing the secrets of making Key Lime

Californian sun, Laurence introduces you to her chef, Roth, and one of her farmer friends. Dining together on fine but down-toearth dishes, you soak up your setting, an old sea captain’s house in Santa Barbara. See trips featuring Laurence on page 36.

Discover more of our Insider Experiences - just look for the A symbol on every itinerary page

Pie, in the place it was invented, Key West. Local celebrity chef Kermit reveals his recipe behind the dessert, which he’s been asked to make for stars and on TV shows – and gives you a taste of the pie. See trips to meet Kermit on page 66.

Images clockwise from bottom left: Stella Mare, Santa Barbara; Cable Car Museum, San Francisco; Sled Dog, Fairbanks; Statue of Liberty, NYC; The Strater Hotel, Durango; Key West, Florida

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Discover your piece of North America

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Every state, province and nation is different in North America – the scenery, traditions, cuisine and personalities. We understand the nuances and take you deep into these differences, helping you make the most of every moment.

National Parks

Western USA

Canada and Alaska

Nature is unveiled at its most

The Golden Gate Bridge, Wine

Cosmopolitan cities meet infinite

inspiring in America’s national

Country and Las Vegas. Their legends

nature in Canada and Alaska.

parks. Yellowstone’s geysers,

go before them – and now you can

Vancouver or Toronto. Banff National

Yosemite’s waterfalls, the Grand

explore behind the sights with our

Park or Prince Edward Island.

Canyon’s chasms: we join experts

exclusive experiences, like a private

Whichever coast you choose, you’ll

like geologists and conservationists,

trip inside Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre,

experience unique moments – like

including our park ranger friend who

home to the Oscars.

tasting ice wine at a vineyard we love

leads us through Yellowstone.

See our 7 Western USA trips –

near Niagara Falls.

See our 8 National Park & Canyon

page 24

See our 11 Canada and Alaska trips – page 82

Country trips – page 38

Eastern USA

Hawaii These unique islands offer more than ‘fly

carnival spirit. New England’s fall

Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama

and flop’ beach vacations. We get inside

colors. We introduce you to landmarks

A heady mix of history and tradition,

the rich traditions and meet islanders

and locals in eastern USA, meeting

we unveil the differences and delights

like chef JJ at O’o Farm in the Waipoli

people like the fishermen of Shediac

of these nations through the places,

forests, where coffee and local dishes

Bay in Maine, who feed the region’s

practices and people we encounter,

give a flavor of Hawaiian life.

love of lobster and take you lobstering.

like the master chocolatiers we visit at

See our 4 Hawaii trips – page 74

See our 10 Eastern, Southern & Cross

their organic cacao farm in Costa Rica.

Continent trips – page 54

See our 7 Mexico, Costa Rica and

New York’s bright lights. New Orleans’

Panama trips - page 104

Images, clockwise from top left: Rockefeller Center observation deck, NYC; Miami, Florida; Fishing Bridge, Yellowstone National Park; Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco; Wine tasting, Napa Valley, California; Ball court and the Kukulcan temple, Yucatan; Banff, Alberta; Kalalau, Hawaii

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How do you like to travel?

We’ve designed our collection to help you see North America your way. Lively or relaxed? A country or a region? We’ve listened to guests and infused every trip with our 68 years’ experience.

DEEP INSIDE with Regionals

course, your Travel Director still shares

Taking you deep inside a destination,

SHARING TIME with Family Experiences

these in-depth trips help you absorb the spirit and soul of a state, province or region, with our Insider Experiences taking you to explore, chat or even dine with locals.

We craft every vacation to bring together thoughtfully planned sightseeing, dining and hotels. But we also take you deeper than you could go on your own, blending the must-see sights with Insider moments and free time to reveal the true spirit of your destination on every trip.

COVERING GROUND with Discoveries An instant introduction to North America’s diversity, we created this collection so you can experience more of the continent in one vacation. Faster paced, they still take you beyond the expected, introducing you to local people and moments.

TAKING IT SLOW with At Leisure Slower paced, these vacations give

Insider knowledge and experiences.

Mixing education and entertainment for everyone from children to grandparents, these trips reveal the very best of North America. The activities and dining are hand-picked for families, but it’s the experiences that make them truly unforgettable.

LIVING ISLAND LIFE with Hawaiian Time These vacations promise the perfect balance of relaxed island pace, unique sights like Pearl Harbor and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and memorable Insider moments like walking through a volcanic lava tube or experiencing a luau.

you longer stays and later starts – so you have more free time and rarely have to leave the hotel before 9am. Of

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Images, clockwise from top left: Times Square, NYC; Yellowstone National Park; Venice Beach, L.A; 42nd Street and Times Square, NYC

See North America with the Insiders

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Map

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Taking you deep inside North America

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Hawaii

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Hawaiian Explorer

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Discover your piece of North America

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Best of Hawaii

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How do you like to travel/Table of Contents

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Hawaiian Discovery

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Travel beyond the expected

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Hawaii Four Island Adventure

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Our people. Our passion

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Seeing the sights differently

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Western Canada & Alaska

Flavors of North America

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The right place to stay

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Canada’s Rockies (with optional Calgary Stampede)

Your journey made easy

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Everything taken care of/Caring for the places we visit 22 – 23 Days

Western USA Northern California San Francisco & Wine Country Delights

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California Dreamin’

8 28 – 29

8 Golden West Contrasts (with optional Disneyland®) The Californian (with optional Rose Parade) Adventures in the Wild Northwest

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10 32 – 33 11 34 – 35

Western Discoverer (with optional Disneyland®)

National Parks & Canyon Country

14 36 – 37

Days

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Best of the Canyonlands

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The Trailblazer

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Pioneer Adventures of the Old West

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Wild West, Cowboys & Buffalos

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Days

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Canada’s Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer 8 84 – 85 (with optional Calgary Stampede) (with optional SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf Upgrade) Rockies Thrills & Glacier Chills (with optional Calgary Stampede)

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Best of Canada’s West (with optional Calgary Stampede)

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Rockies Panorama (with optional SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf Upgrade)

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Trans – Canadian Adventure (with optional Prestige Upgrade)

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Majestic Alaska (with optional Alaska Cruise)

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Eastern Canada

90 – 91

Days

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Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island

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Best of Eastern Canada

10 98 – 99

Newfoundland & Labrador NEW

11 100 – 101

Enchanting Maritimes

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Mexico, Costa Rica & Panama

Days

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Colorful Trails of the Southwest (with optional Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta)

9 46 – 47

Panama, the Canal & Beyond (with optional Cartagena)

National Parks Wonders

9 48 – 49

Monkeys, Jungles & Volcanoes

Western Frontiers

10 50 – 51

Natural Wonders of Costa Rica NEW

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Costa Rica Eco Adventure 8 110 – 111 (with optional Guanacaste Beach Stay)

Scenic Parks Explorer

Eastern, Southern USA & Cross Continent

Days

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Treasures of the Yucatan (with optional Riviera Maya Beach Stay)

8 112 – 113 10 114 – 115

Autumn Colors

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54–55

Mexico’s Copper Canyon (with optional Tucson/Tucson)

Historic Highlights

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Mexico’s Colonial Cities & Coastal Resorts NEW 10 116 – 117

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Great East Coast Cities Trails of Liberty

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Secrets of the Old South NEW Tastes & Sounds of the South

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10 64 – 65

Florida’s Sunshine Trail

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Route 66 (with optional Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta)

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East Coast USA & Canada

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Trans-American Grand Adventure NEW

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Family Experiences

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Travel Information Our hotel promise

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Pre/Post nights/Transfers/Things to Know/Express 120 – 121 check-in/Groups Travel Protection & Booking conditions

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At Leisure

Hawaiian Time

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Travel beyond the expected

American West enthusiast, Heather McLaughlin, traveled with her husband on our Scenic Parks Explorer itinerary. She tells us how Trafalgar took her vacation beyond the expected. I grew up with stories of

incredible view of snow-covered

cowboys and Indians, and longed

mountains in the background.

to visit the famous spots - like

Donard, our Travel Director, was

Monument Valley. On our vacation we covered all of them, and the Insider Experiences meant we discovered them in a way that was a little bit different too. There’s not a day goes past when I don’t think of our trip - I’ve even framed some of our pictures and put them on the wall to remind me of the amazing time we had. One of my favorite memories is floating down Snake River – the

amazing - so knowledgeable, entertaining and funny. The Local Experts were really informative too, and our group was fantastic everyone was friendly and we had lots in common. We really liked the fact that everything was done for you – luggage, gratuities, even seat rotation - it made it really relaxing. You think you could do it on your own, but I’m so glad we did it with Trafalgar.

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Clockwise from top left: Surf shop, L.A; Happy Girl Kitchen, Monterey; Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick; Brooklyn Bridge, New York City; Times Square, New York City; Haight Ashbury, San Francisco

Beyond the expected With everything included, plus unexpected extras, we use our local expertise to ensure every one of our trips is unforgettable. Here’s how:

Incredible value We use our reputation, contacts and contracting power to deliver unbeatable value, saving you time, money and hassle. We also secure special rates at four and five star accommodations. And include exclusive Insider Experiences and

Unsurpassed expertise Skillfully planned, our itineraries are designed to perfectly complement every destination. Our dedicated team’s expertise and local contacts mean they know the right hotels, experiences and transportation to reveal each location in unique and authentic ways. And our Travel Directors and Local Experts use their in-depth knowledge and experience to share exciting, little-known stories, bringing every destination into focus as only real Insiders can.

little surprises to enrich your vacation experience.

Balanced and effortless With us, each itinerary has the perfect balance of organized activities and free time. We include VIP entry at selected sights (so you can beat the lines), and take care of check-in, luggage and gratuities. And we handle the driving and navigation. All of which gives you the ultimate hassle-free vacation.

On a Trafalgar vacation, we take you deeper, with unique moments you wouldn’t experience any other way. You see the iconic sights, but you also discover the secret stories behind them. We take you to meet our local friends, real characters who share the stories of their towns, lives and families over delicious homemade meals. And we introduce you to charismatic historians, geologists and naturalists – experts in their field – who reveal the real culture behind each destination.

Award-winning quality Widely recognized as the guided vacation company with the most global awards in the industry, we set the bar for quality. From our strict customer service standards to our innovative Travel Director training program, this commitment to delivering exceptional guest satisfaction is at the heart of everything we do. So when you travel with us, you know you’ll have an incredible vacation.

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Our people. Our passion.

Knowledge. Experience. Expertise A diverse group of people, our Travel Directors share a love of travel and their home nation. Our bespoke Travel Director training program ensures they are true Insiders, giving them the tools to share their knowledge and reveal every destination in unique and authentic ways.

Carefully selected, they have the passion and connections to open their country to you – whether it’s introducing you to local people and traditions, like learning to blend your own vintage with Peter at Ravenswood Winery, or just recommending the best place to find the most delicious cherry pie. They explore the icons with you, and seek out A Hidden Treasures that add an extra richness to your holiday and often become the memories you share when you return home. Like the soaring trunks of Transamerica Redwood Park – tucked away in the urban heart of San Francisco’s financial district.

They work hand-in-hand with our skilled and friendly Drivers, capable chauffeurs with years of experience at the wheel. And with the Local Experts they introduce you to along the way; people who live in the places you’re visiting, giving you an even deeper and more personal perspective.

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Images, clockwise from top left: Natchez, Mississippi; Yellowstone National Park; Guests in Monterey; Parliament of Canada, Ottawa; on board Alcatraz ferry, San Francisco

Texan native and Trafalgar Travel Director Mary Lee loves sharing her favorite places, and her favorite dishes, with our guests. There’s nothing like engaging

Experiences with our guests. Getting

your senses as you explore. Listening

to know people at their homes over

to locals chatter, smelling the aromas,

an authentic meal is such a unique

tasting traditional food and seeing

experience – something that would

the colors and landscapes of new

otherwise be out of reach. Watching

places. Of course, I love traveling, but

guests share photos on Facebook

I’m also passionate about sharing

and Twitter is so rewarding – it means

our dynamic country with our guests

I know they’re having a wonderful time,

– its history, customs, culture, and

and I’ve helped make that happen.

especially its food. Discovering authentic cuisine is such an important part of traveling, and I love sharing our Be My Guest

Mary Lee, Trafalgar Travel Director

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Seeing the sights differently

When you’re visiting a new place, there’s nothing like having a friend there to welcome you. Someone to take you to the sights – but also take you deeper to reveal the secrets. Must-see sights There are places which make it onto postcards and into guidebooks. Places like the Grand Canyon, Rockefeller Center, Icefield Parkway and Hawaii’s beaches. These exciting landmarks are always part of our trips. Traveling with us, you’re free to explore at your own pace. We even have audio headsets, so you can pause to take photos without missing your Travel Director’s insights. But we also take you beyond the expected, introducing you to locals who reveal how different life is in their backyard.

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Unique Insights Our A Unique Insights were inspired by our love of uncovering things not found in guidebooks – from different viewpoints of famous sights to twists on local life. Our MidWest friend shares his Italian neighborhood in St Louis and teaches you the pastime they brought over from Italy, bocce. And on Prince Edward Island, we meet a piper and performers at the Celtic College of Piping, to hear how the traditions followed their ancestors to the New World.

Local Specialties Meeting artisans who create A Local Specialties by following age-old traditions – or starting new ones – gives a fresh perspective on a country’s culture, like the potters of Mexico’s Mata Ortiz ceramics, the stallholders of San Francisco’s Ferry Building, or Kermit, who makes the best Key Lime Pie, in the very place it was invented.

Local Experts We’ve connected with some unforgettable characters, each A Local Expert adding a diverse spin to ‘seeing the sights’. Like hippies Izu and Stan, who show us around Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco; our Mountie friend who talks of the role of the Canadian police; and our Civil War expert who tells stories of Gettysburg as we stand on the battlefield. With anecdotes and quirky facts, they’re the ultimate Insiders in their hometown.

Customize your trip Everyone likes a little time for themselves, so our itineraries always include free time to explore alone. If you’re in need of inspiration, your Travel Director can give ideas – or you can join one of our Optional Experiences, created to help you personalize your trip, whether it’s flightseeing over Niagara Falls or a jazz dinner on a Mississippi steamer. Images, clockwise from top left: Hula Dancer, Hawaii; Chichen Itza, Yucatan; The Capitol, Washington D.C.; Prince Edward Island landscape; Farmers Market, L.A.; Grand Canyon, Arizona; Canadian Mountie; Central Park, NYC; Local Experts Stan and Izu, San Francisco; Paddle steamer, New Orleans

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North America promises an eclectic culinary scene. There’s the fine dining in its cosmopolitan cities. The Tex Mex and Creole flavors of the South. The wines and organic fare of California. And, of course, unforgettable street food – from pretzels to hot dogs. The dishes may be different, but there’s one philosophy which unites North America – food is best enjoyed with friends, old and new. It’s this philosophy which sheds new light on dishes you may think you already know – and inspires our dining experiences, from relaxed Welcome Receptions to Farewell Dinners, the perfect forums for getting to know each other or reliving memories.

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Flavors of North America

Dining with locals We’ve formed many friendships as we’ve explored North America seeking out unique venues and their hosts.

We’re treated to an evening of true Southern hospitality at two period homes in Natchez – with famous pianist Joe Stone playing for you as you enjoy cocktails in his home, before you stroll to his

Our A Be My Guest experiences aren’t

neighbor’s house, owned by a renowned

just about food. Invited into homes of

chef, for a delicious dinner.

people we’ve met, they’re also about hearing stories of local life in intimate settings, from vineyards to farmhouses.

It’s a less formal affair on Route 66, where real ‘barbecue champions’, the Randle and Mellow families, have the grill

In the famous Californian ‘canning

sizzling in the park – ready for ‘pit master’

community’ of Monterey, Jordan

Jim to serve up pulled pork and St Louis

Champagne and her husband Todd

Ribs. But first they challenge you to a

welcome you in for a lunch of fresh,

barbecue sauce competition using the

organic local produce – and possibly a

spices on your picnic table.

taste of their own preserves, chutneys and pickled vegetables.

Our secret recipe We carefully plan meals to match the day. If we’re on a road trip and won’t return till late, we include a meal at the hotel. If we’re staying central, you’re free to find your own favorites – or try your Travel Director’s recommendations. And, if we’re staying near a restaurant we know and love, serving typical dishes, we’ll take you there for a Regional Meal. Of course breakfast is always included, along with up to half your evening meals. And we always plan in time for lunch in just the right spot for your journey.

Images, clockwise from top left: Happy Girl Kitchen Be My Guest dining, Monterey; Stella Mare Be My Guest dining, Santa Barbara; Ravenswood Winery, California; Happy Girl Kitchen Be My Guest dining, Monterey; Traditional barbecue; Hot dog vendor, NYC; Stella Mare Be My Guest dining, Santa Barbara

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The right place to stay

Location, location, location Location is important, so we hand-pick every hotel to suit your destination. That could mean staying central in a capital city. It could mean getting back to nature at an eco-lodge in a national park.

Our 68 years of expertise means we seek out the right hotels, for the perfect blend of charm, location and quality. Star ratings Whether you’re staying in five star luxury or authentic accommodation, with Trafalgar comfort goes without saying.

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Or it could be a local favorite, that reveals more of the history or culture of the area.

Well-known names and hidden gems Of course, we know one size doesn’t fit all. The ‘right’ hotel doesn’t always meet set criteria – after all, you can’t measure charm. So, while we often stay with internationally renowned names like Omni, Hilton and Westin, we also hand-pick independent hotels with an inimitable flavor.

Images, clockwise from top left: Omni Parker House, Boston; The Strater Hotel, Durango; Kauai Beach Resort, Hawaii; Sheraton Centre Hotel Toronto; Yosemite Lodge at the Falls, California; The Strater Hotel, Durango; The Inn at Leola Village, Pennsylvania; The Strater Hotel, Durango

Authentic Accommodations Our local connections have introduced us to some unusual and memorable A Authentic Accommodations, which we couldn’t resist sharing with you. Unique places to stay, each reflects the area you’re in. There’s Boston’s Omni Parker House – setting of historic events from JFK’s proposal to Jackie

Rest Assured We tailor our hotels to match your vacation, so you can be sure you’ll always get the same impeccable

You’ll find WiFi at most hotels. And we take care of checking you in, carrying your luggage and paying any gratuities, saving you time and energy.

O to the invention of Boston Cream Pie. There’s the incredible setting of Red Cliffs Lodge on the Colorado River. And there’s the rustic charm of The Inn at

service and quality, whether staying in a

Leola Village, an award-winning

cutting-edge modern hotel or Authentic

authentic retreat in Lancaster

Accommodation. Our Quality Control

County, Pennsylvania.

team check them all meticulously.

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It’s not just about getting from A to B, but the experiences you have along the way that turn a trip into a journey. On the journey, you get to know your fellow travelers; chatting, sharing stories and creating

Your journey made easy

friendships sealed by a shared love of travel. Your Travel Director shares anecdotes and insights into places you pass and visit. And our Coach Drivers know the roads less traveled, so we ask them to take scenic routes where possible, revealing towns and scenes you might not otherwise see. And, with years of experience, they take the worry out of the road, looking after parking costs, tolls and map reading for you (they even make sure your luggage is waiting in your room at each hotel).

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Coaches vary by region – images are examples only.

Other ways to travel Of course we’re the experts in coach travel, but we tailor our trips, sometimes using other transport to enhance your journey – handpicking and quality checking them all. Train journeys There are some parts of North America it’s hard to reach by road – so we feature famous rail journeys like the Rocky Mountaineer, The Canadian crossing from Jasper to Toronto, and the Train in the Sky into Mexico’s Copper Canyon. And we include historic train experiences, like the Napa Valley Wine Train and Grand Canyon Railway. Cruise connections Many of our trips start or end in popular ports, like Vancouver, so you can take a cruise but still travel deeper into your destination with us. We even offer a popular seven night Alaskan cruise.

Traveling in comfort

Greener travel

With comfortable reclining seats, an

We’re always working hard to become

on-board restroom and WiFi in most

more carbon efficient. 2013 figures*

regions, our air-conditioned coaches are

confirm our coaches emit less carbon,

a luxurious way to travel. Some even have

or greenhouse gas, per guest than cars

North American electrical outlets so you

or trains. And we update our fleet to the

can charge cameras and phones between

latest model at least every five years

destinations. And the panoramic windows

to stay on top of innovations in carbon-

give incredible views.

efficient travel. *S ource DEFRA (UK Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs)

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Everything taken care of

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Regional

Northern California A showcase of California’s many sides: the culture of San Francisco, the wines of Sonoma and Napa, the coastal retreat of Monterey and the beauty of Big Sur, Yosemite and Lake Tahoe. It’s Insider moments like… stepping inside the café owned by Jordan Champagne and her husband Todd, who’ve been running Happy Girl Kitchen for a decade. Their ‘open kitchen’ policy means you can see your meal being transformed from fresh and local organic produce. Keeping the traditions of Monterey’s canning community alive, you could even taste some of the preserves, chutneys or pickled vegetables they produce. It’s also witnessing the region’s farming lifestyle first hand as you meet an expert in Salinas Valley’s agricultural industry.

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive San Francisco (2 Nights) Welcome to San Francisco, the City by the Bay! After checking in at your hotel, enjoy a real San Francisco treat and dive into exploring on your own at nearby Pier 39, the famed marketplace filled with shops, attractions and street performers angling for oohs, aahs and cheers from the crowd. Be sure to visit the “Sea Lebrities,” the pier’s resident sea lion population. At 6 p.m., gather at a local restaurant with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Hyatt Regency San Francisco Day 2 | San Francisco Sightseeing and Free Time

Big Sur

It's iconic places City tour of San Francisco. Visit the California State Rail Museum, “The Salad Bowl of the World” in Salinas Valley, Lake Tahoe, breathtaking Yosemite National Park,  Monterey, Roaring Camp and Henry Cowell Redwood State Park. View Mono Lake. See quaint Carmel and Big Sur. Scenic drive along spectacular 17-Mile Drive and ride on the Napa Valley Wine Train.

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As the mist rises over the bay, the great city of San Francisco stands before you. Embark on a morning exploration that takes you from Fisherman’s Wharf to fashionable Union Square. Explore a A Unique Insight, the Cable Car Museum, a celebration of San Francisco’s rail transit history, focused on exploring the positive impacts streetcars and cable cars have made on the quality of urban life in this great city.  There’s a story around every corner of San Francisco, and you have some time this afternoon to follow your own path before gathering for a guided tour of the oldest Chinatown in the United States.

Sample fortune cookies, a A Local Specialty, and then celebrate your discoveries at a sumptuous Chinese banquet Regional Meal at a local restaurant. (FB RM) Day 3 | San Francisco | Sonoma | Napa Napa Valley’s sun-dappled fields, lush vineyards and fragrant flowers provide an idyllic backdrop for your next adventure. After checking in at your hotel, board the Napa Valley Wine Train’s lovingly restored Pullman cars for a taste of the golden age of rail travel. Journey through the sparkling sunlight of a Napa afternoon as you indulge in a gourmet Regional Meal and wine tasting. This afternoon, enjoy free time in Sonoma Square. (FB  RM) Hotel: Embassy Suites Napa Valley Day 4 | Napa | Sacramento | Lake Tahoe Rise early this morning for an unforgettable optional hot air balloon ride over the lush Napa Valley. Then visit the California State Railroad Museum. Tour the 21 meticulously restored locomotives, train cars and numerous exhibits illustrating how railroads shaped people’s lives, the economy, and the unique culture of California and the West. Then, travel from the fertile Sacramento River valley to the alpine splendor of Lake

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Tahoe, its clear blue waters surrounded by evergreen pines and rocky outcrops. If you like, enjoy an optional sunset dinner cruise on the lake as you savor the magnificent views and magical mountain light. (FB) Hotel: Lake Tahoe Resorts Hotel at Heavenly Day 5 | Lake Tahoe | Mono Lake | Yosemite National Park Lying just east of the Sierra Nevada, Mono Lake feels like another world. Its salty waters and limestone formations called “tufa towers” were once part of a great inland lake that covered most of Nevada and Utah. Currently, migrating birds use Mono Lake as a resting point on their journeys to South America or tropical seas. Snow-covered for much of the year, stunning Tioga Pass is the perfect entry point to the Golden State’s most famous national park, Yosemite. Descend from the Sierra Nevada Mountains into the Yosemite Valley, passing the misty splendor of Bridal Veil and Yosemite Falls. Gaze in wonder at the granite walls of El Capitan and Half Dome. (FB) Hotel: Yosemite Lodge at the Falls Day 6 | Yosemite | Salinas Valley | Carmel | Monterey (2 Nights) Head west today into Salinas Valley and join an agricultural education tour to learn about fruit and vegetable production and advanced farming techniques of the region with a A Local Expert. Then cruise scenic 17-Mile Drive past the famed Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links. Travel north to Monterey for a  A Be My Guest experience. Your hosts share their knowledge and love of food with you this evening as you dine on a meal of the freshest, locally sourced produce of the region. Participate in the creation of your meal, an experience meant to empower you as a diner with an understanding of the farm-to-table experience. (FB BG) Hotel: The Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

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Trip Type: Regional Day 7 | Monterey Peninsula and Big Sur Excursion Experience the glories of the California coast on your day trip to Big Sur, but first stopping in the quaint village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Browse the many shops, wander down to the water’s edge or enjoy a cappuccino at a cafe. Then on to hidden coves with sandy beaches, towering redwoods touching the sky and dolphins and sea lions cavorting in the clear waters—Big Sur’s natural majesty will take your breath away. Return to Monterey for a tour of Cannery Row, made famous by native Californian John Steinbeck. Enjoy some free time at lively, picturesque Fisherman’s Wharf, home to restaurants, shops and vibrant street life, or join an optional tour to the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. Tonight, join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a festive Farewell Dinner including a wine pairing. (FB FD)

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 122 for details. Treadright: See page 23 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 8 | Monterey | Roaring Camp | Depart San Francisco When Isaac Graham settled in the hills outside of Santa Cruz in the 1830s, Mexican authorities named his rowdy settlement “Roaring Camp.” Today, journey back in time to the era of lumberjacks and sawmills in a re-created 1880s logging camp, complete with a general store and railroad depot. Luckily, Graham and his lumberjacks didn’t cut down the massive redwoods just minutes away in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Walk among the awe-inspiring trees—some of the largest living things on earth—and admire these treasures of California. End your journey where you began, in the golden city of San Francisco. Take a transfer to San Francisco International Airport or return to the Hyatt Regency San Francisco if you wish to extend your stay. (FB) Please do not schedule flights before 3 p.m.

Be My Guest in Monterey

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San Francisco & Wine Country Delights This laid-back journey from San Francisco to Sonoma and Napa explores all the sights and tastes along the way, including the fruits of the world-renowned wine country. It’s Insider moments like… savoring house-cured fennel salami, Baja-style fish tacos and handmade chocolate at the San Francisco Ferry Building’s famous farmers’ market. It’s breathing in the aromas of your own wine blend, and discovering the history of a family-owned winery as you sit down to lunch with your host. It’s learning from top chefs as you prepare a gourmet feast. And hearing about the flower power movement from locals like Izu and Stan, who share inside stories of Haight-Ashbury, epicenter of the Hippie Revolution and Summer of Love.

Vineyard in Napa Valley

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive San Francisco (3 Nights) Welcome to San Francisco and the beginning of your wine country adventure! 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 a local restaurant with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Hyatt Regency San Francisco Day 2 | San Francisco Sightseeing

Wine Blending, Ravenswood Winery

It's iconic places City tour of San Francisco. Orientation tour of Sonoma. Visit V. Sattui in St. Helena, Nicholson Ranch Winery  in Sonoma, Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga, Domaine Carneros in Napa. Scenic drives along Carneros Highway and Silverado Trail through Sonoma and Napa Valleys.

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After a leisurely breakfast, begin your day with a Small Group Sightseeing visit to San Francisco’s famous Saturday morning Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market for a food-tasting A Local Specialty adventure. After some time on your own for lunch at Fisherman’s Wharf, set out for a real insider’s experience of Haight-Ashbury, ground zero for the hippie generation in the ‘60s. Join a A Local Expert for a Small Group Sightseeing walk in the footsteps of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and The Grateful Dead to learn about the impact of the alternative rock culture on San Francisco and the world. Explore a A Unique Insight, the  Cable Car Museum, a celebration of San Francisco’s rail transit history, focused on exploring the positive impacts streetcars and cable cars have made on the quality of urban life in this great city. This evening, join your Travel Director on a walking tour through Chinatown, exploring the neighborhood’s fascinating history. Inhale the fragrant scents of the tea and herbal shops, admire the Chinese-style buildings, and enjoy a A Local Specialty during a stop at the Golden Gate Cookie

Factory to watch how fortune cookies are made. Tonight, enjoy a Regional Meal at a local restaurant. (FB RM) Day 3 | San Francisco At Leisure Take 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. 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 you make any arrangements. (FB) Day 4 | San Francisco | Sonoma (4 Nights) Leave your heart in San Francisco as you set out in search of Bacchus in California’s world-renowned wine country. 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 A Local Specialty during a visit to an olive press in Sonoma where you take a tour and learn about the harvesting process and the making of olive oil. This afternoon, retreat to a private blending lab at Ravenswood Winery for a A Local Specialty—create, taste and bottle your own perfect combination of Carignane, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel. (FB) Hotel:  Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn A Authentic Accommodation Day 5 | Napa Valley Excursion Starting with a visit to downtown Napa and the Oxbow Public Market, today is a day

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devoted to tasting the savory, sweet, salty and spicy flavors of California wine country. Sample creamy, delicate, locally-produced artisan cheeses; nibble on cured salami and specialty sausages; and sate your sweet tooth with a tasting of decadent chocolates. You’ll have a chance to shop for your own treats before traveling 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 wine and relax at a picnic Regional Meal lunch on the beautiful grounds. This evening in Sonoma, celebrate wine country with a  A Be My Guest dinner at a local winery where you’ll enjoy a private tour and sample estate-produced wines. (FB RM BG) 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 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 Travel the scenic drive north to St. Helena and join a guided private tour of Castello di Amorosa, a 107-room, Tuscan-style castle and winery. Learn the A Local Specialty of the castle vintners who combine traditional wine

Trip Type: At Leisure making methods with modern technology to produce wines similar 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 Flora Springs where you will enjoy a tour with tastings straight from the barrel; conclude with four wine tastings, paired with artisan cheeses.  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 travelers and prepare a delicious four-course gourmet meal alongside top chef instructors. When finished, toast your efforts with hors d’oeuvres and a glass of champagne before enjoying the fruits of your labor at a Farewell Dinner with a pairing of locally produced wines. (FB FD)

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 122 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 8 | Napa | Depart San Francisco Wrap up your wine country sojourn this morning with a tour of the beautiful chateau and vineyards of Domaine Carneros where you’ll learn the A Local Specialty secrets of sparkling wine production. Before you know it, it will be time to say one last ‘Cheers’ in California—take your transfer to San Francisco International Airport, or to the Hyatt Regency San Francisco if you are extending your stay.   (FB) Please do not schedule any flights before 3 p.m.

Authentic Accommodation Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, Sonoma, California, USA Stay at our A Authentic Accommodation and natural underground hot mineral water springs. Once considered a sacred healing ground, a Native American ‘sweathouse’ stood near the spring for generations. Years later an eccentric San Francisco physician commercially developed the hot springs for well-to-do San Franciscans to enjoy.

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Family Experiences

California Dreamin’ This exciting family trip combines San Francisco, tales of Sierra Nevada’s Gold Rush, views of the great California coastline and an interactive visit to Yosemite. It’s Insider moments like… tasting a freshly made fortune cookie on a visit to a tiny factory in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Hearing our nature historian at Yosemite National Park dispel myths about the black bear, with insights into this solitary animal’s behavior. Entering the Monterey Bay Aquarium before it even opens – so your children can quiz staff about marine life on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour. And roasting s’mores around the bonfire at a classic beach party barbecue in Monterey.

Yosemite National Park

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive San Francisco (2 Nights) Welcome to the City by the Bay! Take your transfer to the hotel, perfectly situated right on the Embarcadero waterfront. Gather with your Travel Director and fellow adventureseekers for a Kick-off Party at 6 p.m. (KP) Hotel: Hyatt Regency San Francisco Day 2 | San Francisco Sightseeing and Free Time

Pier 39, San Francisco

It's iconic places City tour of San Francisco. Visit Yosemite National Park, Salinas Valley, Carmel, Monterey Bay Aquarium,  Roaring Camp and the Sacramento Rail Museum. Scenic drive along 17-Mile Drive. Ride aboard an historic steamtrain among giant California Redwood trees.

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Let’s see if you’ll leave your heart in this great city! See the many city sights, including Pier 39’s sea lions, known as the “Sea Lebrities” and so much more! Explore a A Unique Insight, the Cable Car Museum, a celebration of San Francisco’s rail transit history, focused on exploring the positive impacts streetcars and cable cars have made on the quality of urban life in this great city. One of the most exciting spots in town is the California Academy of Sciences—an aquarium, planetarium and natural history museum all rolled into one. You’ll be among the 40,000 creatures that creep, crawl, fly, slither, waddle and swim in this one-of-a-kind museum. Dinner this evening is a delicious Chinese banquet Regional Meal in Chinatown. But first, stop by the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory. You’re in luck—these famous A Local Specialties are as fresh as they come! (FB RM)

a A Local Specialty, where over 150 different sweet treats are created. Learn the secrets of the legendary jelly bean, and  discover why it takes more than a week to make  a single bean. Then, after some time to look around downtown Sacramento, grab a paddle, hop into a big yellow raft, and get ready for some wet, wild and adventurous fun on the South Fork of the American River! The river flows through the heart of Gold Country through fun, splashy whitewater rapids. There’s always a little time for a refreshing swim in the cool, clear water. Tonight, enjoy a Regional Meal at  Sutter Fort, prepared 1840s style. See costumed characters demonstrating the arts and crafts of 1840s life. A Gold Rush era style band will entertain with old time music. (FB  RM) Hotel: Hyatt Regency Sacramento Day 4 | Sacramento | Yosemite National Park (2 Nights) This morning, travel over the Tioga Pass (weather permitting) to glorious Yosemite National Park. Gather ‘round a A Local Expert and learn about the park’s famous black bears and why you’d better not leave out any picnic baskets. (FB) Hotel: Yosemite View Lodge

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A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Yosemite National Park is awesome! You and your

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wide-eyed compadres are introduced to Yosemite Valley’s most famous icons as you ride aboard a private open-air tram while a Park Ranger gives you the scoop on the park’s history, geology, and plant and animal life. Be sure to take the easy hike to the Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in the United States. This afternoon is free to pursue your own interests! You might want to take a bike ride on 12 miles (20 kilometers) of paved trail, rent a raft for a float down the Merced River or attend one of the many ranger presentations offered daily. Your Travel Director will be on hand to help you plan your day. This evening enjoy a yummy pizza party! (FB D) Day 6 | Yosemite | Salinas Valley | Carmel | Monterey (2 Nights) Head west today into Salinas Valley, also known as the “Salad Bowl of the World,” where you join an agricultural education tour with a A Local Expert to discover what makes Monterey County the number one vegetable growing region in the world. Later, when approaching the breathtaking California coast, look out for the Lone Cypress Tree along 17-Mile Drive, a stunning coastline rich in marine life and beautiful mansions. Drive along the top-ranked Pebble Beach Golf Links and wonder how anyone can focus on their swing with such amazing views to distract them! Spend some free time exploring the village of Carmel, where quaint cottages look like they’ve been plucked from the pages of a storybook. Travel on to Monterey, where John Steinbeck’s life and work come alive at Cannery Row and Fisherman’s Wharf. (FB) Hotel:  The Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay Day 7 | Monterey Sightseeing and Free Time There’s something special in store for you today—a private behind-the-scenes look at the Monterey Bay Aquarium! Before the

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aquarium even opens, this exciting tour gives you a chance to interact with staff and see the marine life in a whole new way. Afterward, enjoy free time to take in the aquarium’s various exhibits at your own pace. Discover the Giant Octopus which, in the open ocean, can grow up to 30 feet (9 meters) long and weigh nearly 600 pounds (272 kilograms). See the Kelp Forest, one of the tallest aquarium exhibits in the world; the stunning one-million gallon Outer Bay, home to giant tunas, sharks and turtles; or maybe explore the ocean at Splash Zone, where you can dive into a kelp forest and see sharks and penguins. After leaving the aquarium, you have a choice of included activities—you might take a kayak for a paddle on Monterey Bay or hop on a bicycle and pedal from Cannery Row to the Pacific Grove Lighthouse! Tonight, gather up the gang and head to the beach for a fun Farewell Dinner. (FB FD)

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 122 for details. Treadright: See page 23 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 8 | Monterey | Roaring Camp | Depart San Francisco Heading inland toward the Santa Cruz Mountains, arrive at Roaring Camp, the coolest train depot this side of the Mississippi. Ride into the past aboard an authentic narrow-gauge steam train that takes you over trestles and through towering California Redwood groves. Along the way, conductors narrate the history of the railroad and surrounding giants of the forest. As the train hisses to a stop, it’s time to disembark into the 21st century and conclude your amazing California adventure. A transfer will take you to San Francisco International Airport and, for guests extending their stay, back to the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco.  (FB) Please do not schedule any flights before 4:30 p.m.

Golden Gate Bridge

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Golden West Contrasts There’s plenty of time to savor the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, the utter decadence and bright lights of Las Vegas, and the history of San Diego on your leisurely trip through America’s Golden West. It’s Insider moments like… picture life as an 1890s miner as you imagine the hardships of prospecting while you travel through the desert to the silver rush ghost town of Calico. It's visiting a local winery in rural Temecula Valley. In Los Angeles, it’s mixing the classic must-dos, like spotting the Hollywood sign and searching for your favorite star on the Walk of Fame, with a private tour inside the Dolby Theatre – home to the Oscars.

Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Los Angeles (3 Nights)

Day 4 | Los Angeles | Las Vegas (2 Nights)

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. with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel:  Millennium Biltmore A Authentic Accommodation

Travel east into the deserts of California with a stop in the old ghost town of Calico. As you  make your way to Sin City, through the stark Mojave National Preserve,  arrive at a barrage of lights breaking the Nevada wilderness: flashy Las Vegas. Celebrate your trip through the desert with a Regional Meal at a local Las Vegas restaurant. 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 RM) Hotel: Paris Las Vegas

Day 2 | Hollywood and Santa Monica Sightseeing As the sun rises over 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 Dolby Theatre, current home of the Oscars. This afternoon, follow the sleek, stylish Angelenos to beachside Santa Monica with its pedestrianfriendly Third Street Promenade and its iconic pier, which stretches out over the sun-kissed Pacific. Enjoy a Regional Meal tonight at a local restaurant. (FB RM) Day 3 | Los Angeles At Leisure

Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles

It's iconic places City tours of Santa Monica and Hollywood. Orientation tour of San Diego. Visit Calico Ghost Town, Las Vegas, Temecula and San Juan Capistrano.

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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 visit 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 time. (FB)

Day 5 | Las Vegas At Leisure Today is yours and the choices are endless: hit the casinos; do some shopping; or 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 in a helicopter or walk on the breathtaking glass Sky Walk overlooking the West Rim. Perhaps take a ride on  Las Vegas’ newest attraction; the world’s tallest observation wheel! If the possibilities are too exhausting, perhaps just lounge by the hotel pool or visit a spa for a rejuvenating massage. (FB) Day 6 | Las Vegas | Temecula | San Diego (2 Nights) Say goodbye to Sin City and head back to California, traveling through the lovely town of Temecula, situated among rolling hills 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: Omni San Diego

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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, cruise on the picturesque harbor or visit the USS Midway. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner. (FB FD)

Traveling up the coast, past the idyllic community of La Jolla, arrive in San Juan Capistrano, home to one of the oldest missions in California. Visit the ruins of the Great Stone Church, the iconic Bell Tower and the peaceful Sacred Garden, before arriving in Anaheim where travelers opting for the Disneyland® Resort extension will disembark. The rest of the group returns to Los Angeles where you may take a transfer to Los Angeles International Airport or to the Millennium Biltmore if you wish to extend your stay in Southern California.  (FB) Please do not schedule any flights before 6 p.m.

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 122 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Authentic Accommodation Millenium Biltmore, Los Angeles, California, USA Stay at our A Authentic Accommodation,  which has been the filming location for numerous award-winning feature films, television shows, cable specials and commercials. 

Golden West Contrasts with Disneyland® Resort Extension Ref: DGWA Extend your vacation with a full day visit to the Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim. Explore eight fantastic “lands” at the original Disneyland® Park or discover Disney’s 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. Day 8 | San Diego | San Juan Capistrano | Anaheim (2 Nights) On arrival in Anaheim, say goodbye 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 Day 9  |  Anaheim and 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 transfer to Los Angeles International Airport. (FB) Share-twin supplement $395 p.p. Single room supplement $150 p.p. Triple room reduction $45 p.p. Quad room reduction $65 p.p.

Las Vegas, Nevada

KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-Off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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Regional

The Californian An all-over experience in California, from southern favorites, Los Angeles and San Diego, to northern must-sees, San Francisco, Cambria, Monterey and via spectacular Yosemite. It’s Insider moments like… trying cheese made from organic sheep’s milk at the Rinconada Dairy in Santa Margarita, where your hosts reveal how they create their artisan cheese. And it’s exploring Getty Museum Botanical Gardens with the most impressive plants in Los Angeles. You will be VIP guests at Nicholson Ranch Winery, tasting wines and local dishes, and you’ll be taken around Los Angeles Farmers’ Market to see the ingredients which have made California’s modern food industry so celebrated. on your own in the City of Angels. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City Day 4 | Los Angeles Sightseeing and Free Time

San Diego

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive San Diego (2 Nights) Welcome to San Diego! Get acclimated and relax. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow companions at the hotel at 6 p.m. for a  Welcome Reception.  (WR) Hotel: Omni San Diego Day 2 | San Diego Sightseeing and Free Time 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 free time to do some shopping, enjoy an optional visit to the San Diego Zoo or choose to cruise the picturesque harbor with an included dinner. (FB) Day 3 | San Diego | San Juan Capistrano | Los Angeles (2 Nights)

Grauman's Chinese Theater, Los Angeles

It's iconic places City tours of San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Visit San Juan Capistrano, Hollywood, Santa Barbara,  Cambria, San Simeon, Carmel Monterey and  Yosemite National Park.  See the scenic Central Coast vineyards. Scenic drives along 17-Mile Drive, Napa and Sonoma Valleys.

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Travel up the sun-kissed coast to San Juan Capistrano, home to one of the oldest Spanish missions in California. Visit the ruins of the Great Stone Church, the iconic Bell Tower and the peaceful Sacred Garden. Stop and grab a bite to eat for lunch on your own in Santa Monica before a visit to the Getty Center, spectacularly located on a hill above west Los Angeles, with its world-renowned collection of classical and modern art. Stroll around the grounds admiring paintings and sculptures, the magnificent gardens and the views. Enjoy an evening

Immerse yourself in Tinseltown today. See Grauman’s Chinese Theater, opened in 1927 and home to hundreds of premieres and three Academy Award ceremonies. Then be treated to a private tour of the Dolby Theatre, the current home of the Oscars. Spot the Hollywood sign and look for your favorite stars along the Walk of Fame. Cruise Sunset Boulevard as you make your way to Beverly Hills and view the high-end shops of Rodeo Drive. If all this sightseeing has made you hungry, you’ll find plenty of choices to sate your appetite at the historic LA Farmers’ Market, a  A Local Specialty, with its colorful collection of restaurants and shops for a tour and tasting. The rest of the day is free. (FB) Day 5 | Los Angeles | Santa Barbara | Cambria After a leisurely morning, wind your way up the coast to idyllic Santa Barbara, situated between the expansive Pacific and chaparral-clad hills of Los Padres National Forest. Savor some time to relax and enjoy lunch before continuing north along the Pacific Coast Highway to the beautiful seaside village of Cambria. Stop to visit an organic cheese maker and learn about the A Local Specialty process of cheese-making using sheep’s milk and tour the unique Rinconada Dairy. (FB  DW) Hotel: Cambria Pines Lodge Day 6 | Cambria | San Simeon | Carmel | Monterey Begin your day at “La Cuesta Encantada”—the enchanted hill—upon which William Randolph Hearst built his magnificent castle. A guide leads you through the property with its 165 rooms, acres of gardens, and pools— and brings the story of the newspaper publisher to life. Then it’s on through the lush vineyards of California’s Central Coast to the quaint village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Browse the many shops, wander down to the water’s edge or enjoy a cappuccino at a cafe. After cruising scenic 17-Mile Drive past the iconic Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links, arrive in Monterey,   home to Cannery Row, made famous by native Californian author John Steinbeck, and lively, picturesque Fisherman’s Wharf.  (FB) Hotel: Monterey Marriott

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Day 7 | Monterey | San Joaquin Valley | Yosemite National Park Head across the fertile San Joaquin Valley, stopping at a local fruit stand to sample some of the tasty produce. Ascend the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains on your way to Yosemite National Park and its spectacular wild landscape, which John Muir called “the hope of the world.” In the breathtaking Yosemite Valley, pass the misty splendor of Bridal Veil and Yosemite Falls, gaze in wonder at the granite walls of El Capitan and Half Dome and take a stroll by the sparkling Merced River.  (FB) Hotel: Yosemite Lodge at the Falls Day 8 | Yosemite | Sonoma and Napa Valleys | San Francisco (2 Nights) Descend from the mountains and head north to Sonoma, where you visit a familyowned winery for an exclusive tour and an alfresco A Be My Guest  lunch featuring a tasting of local wines, olive oil, artisan cheese and cured meats. Cruise the

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Day 10 | Depart San Francisco Your journey comes to an end with a transfer to San Francisco International Airport or extend your stay at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco. (FB)

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Day 9 | San Francisco Sightseeing and Free Time As the mist rises over the bay, the great city of San Francisco stands before you. Embark on a morning exploration that takes you to see the sights. There’s a story around every corner and you have some time this afternoon to follow your own path before toasting your traveling companions during a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD)

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Crossovers: These departures will operate per the 2014 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.  Festive Departures: We’ve arranged Christmas or New Year’s Eve celebrations for these departures. The Californian with Rose Parade Option (Ref: DCLR) This trip (29 Dec departure) includes admission to the 127th Rose Parade in Pasadena on January 1, 2016. 

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 122 for details. Treadright: See page 23 for details.

The Californian with Rose Parade

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

Join this special departure and experience the famous Rose Parade in Pasadena from specially selected Reserved Grandstand Seating along the parade route.  Day 1 to Day 3   These days will operate as shown on The Californian days 1-3.  Day 4 | 127th Rose Parade Celebrate New Year’s Day January 1, 2016 with an unforgettable chance to view America’s famous New Year’s celebration, the 127th Rose Parade in Pasadena. Marvel at the dazzling pageantry of the bands and beautiful floats from your specially selected Reserved Grandstand seating right along

the parade route. After the parade, continue your revelry with a sightseeing trip of Tinseltown, including Beverly Hills and Sunset Boulevard, viewing the Hollywood sign, a stroll along the Walk of Fame and the Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Wrap up the day with a private tour of the Dolby Theatre, current home of Oscars. (FB) Day 5 to Day 10   These days will operate as per Days 5-10 on The Californian itinerary. 

Yosemite National Park

KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-Off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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Family Experiences

Adventures in the Wild Northwest This escapade sees your family zipping over sand dunes, walking over the Golden Gate Bridge, riding the Rogue River, exploring tide pools and learning about the notorious Ring-of-Fire. It’s Insider moments like… the gentle glow of hanging lanterns as you watch glassblowing artisans at work and dine on regional produce with the studio owner, before trying your hand at the delicate art. Listening to Harvest Moon spin tales of her Native American tribe at Olympic National Park, as you hear about a past life in the ‘long house’ when tribal women would weave baskets and recite the legends of their people. And experiencing majestic Hoh Rainforest and the luminous beauty of Hall of Mosses, backdrop to pop-culture favorite Twilight.

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive San Francisco Welcome to San Francisco! After checking in at your hotel, enjoy a real San Francisco treat and dive into exploring on your own at nearby Pier 39, the famed marketplace filled with shops, attractions and street performers angling for oohs, aahs and cheers from the crowd. Be sure to visit the ‘Sea Lebrities’, the pier’s resident sea lion population. At 6 p.m., get together at the hotel with your fellow adventurers and Travel Director at a festive Kick-off Party. (KP) Hotel: Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Day 2 | San Francisco | Eureka

Seattle, Washington

What better way to get a taste of San Francisco than by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks. If you and the family are up for a walk, grab your cameras and join your Travel Director for a stroll across this impressive feat of engineering. Learn all about the bridge and why it’s not painted gold— despite its name! Visit the Charles Schultz Museum, a charming reflection of the modest and much-loved cartoonist who created the Peanuts. Drive along the stunning Avenue of the Giants before arriving at Humboldt Redwoods State Park filled with some of the tallest trees you have ever seen! Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant tonight and listen to a presentation from a A Local Expert,  a genuine  lumberjack, who tells stories about his job and what it takes to get it done! (FB D) Hotel: Red Lion Day 3 | Eureka | Redwood National Park | Coos Bay

Oregan Coast Aquarium, Newport

It's iconic places City tours of Portland and Seattle. Orientation tour of San Francisco. Visit Golden Gate Bridge, Eureka, Redwood and Olympic National Parks, Coos Bay, the Oregon Dunes, the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, the Yaquina Head tidepools, the Visitor Center at Mount St. Helens and the Space Needle. Cruise along Puget Sound via ferry. View Olympic National Park. See the famous lighthouse in Heceta Head and Hoh Rainforest. Scenic drive along the Avenue of the Giants and enjoy a sand dune buggy ride at the Oregon Dunes.

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This morning, view one of the most written about and photographed Victorian houses in California, the Carson Mansion. Drive through Northern California’s Redwood National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with trees more than 1,000 years old and over 300 feet (90 meters) tall. Arrive in Coos Bay and enjoy the evening at leisure. (FB) Hotel: Red Lion Hotel Coos Bay Day 4 | Coos Bay | Oregon Dunes | Gleneden Beach (2 Nights) Gear up for the trip to Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, a natural wonder of endless shifting sand, unique tree islands and lots of interesting creatures. Hop in a dune buggy for an exhilarating ride up and down these expansive tracts of sand. Then stop

at Heceta Head overlook and see a beautiful 19th century lighthouse that casts its beam out to sea, before continuing north to Gleneden Beach. (FB D) Hotel: Salishan Spa & Golf Resort Day 5 | Newport Sightseeing and Free Time Kick off your shoes, roll up your pants and wade in the Yaquina Head tide pools for a captivating search for hermit crabs, sea urchins, anemones, sea stars and even the occasional octopus! Your next look at sea life is even cooler, because you’re headed to the Oregon Coast Aquarium— named one of America’s “Most Awesome Aquariums” by Forbes magazine. Come faceto-face with sharks and bat rays in Passages of the Deep—an acrylic walk-through tunnel surrounded by water. With your free time this afternoon, maybe explore Newport’s historic waterfront or join an optional Sea Life Cruise; keep an eye out for sea life and marine birds as the onboard naturalist tells you all about your surroundings. (FB) Day 6 | Gleneden Beach | Tillamook | Portland (2 Nights) Better get moo-ving, because you’re traveling to Tillamook, a city synonymous with the dairy industry. Get the scoop about this A Local Specialty  during a tour of the Tillamook Creamery and learn about dairy cows. Then you’ll be treated to a fresh waffle cone filled high with your choice from 35 delicious flavors of Tillamook Ice Cream. Next, journey to Portland, where you’ll enjoy a city tour. This evening, discover the art of glass blowing. Enjoy a  A Be My Guest  dinner, overlooking the workshop, with your host at the factory tonight, and then try your hand at glassblowing. (FB  BG) Hotel: Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Day 7 | Portland Sightseeing and Free Time Today you’ll discover some of Oregon’s most beautiful scenery along the historic Columbia River Highway. Stop at Crown Point and the Vista House for panoramic views of the river from 733 feet (223 meters) above. Vista House’s octagonal building with its copper dome, is home to an interpretive display of historic and geologic points of interest in the Gorge. Onward to Multnomah Falls, the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States, and Oregon’s tallest! Stop at

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Bonneville Dam to view this historic dam and lock. Also learn about a fish ladder designed to allow salmon to navigate the Columbia River during spawning. Return to Portland and enjoy some free time. If you’re feeling adventurous, choose to take an optional jet boat ride. And if you’re still in the mood to explore, an optional walking tour including dinner is available this evening! (FB) Day 8 | Portland | Olympic National Park Visit the award-winning Mount St. Helens Visitor’s Center, dedicated to the active Ring-of-Fire volcano that erupted in 1980. Learn about the legendary blast, an eruption so colossal that it spewed ash into 11 states, as you watch a reenactment of the event and experience interactive exhibits such as a step-in volcano model and working seismograph. Venture  west to the rugged coast of Olympic National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve, the park contains three distinct ecosystems. Then meet Harvest Moon, a A Local Expert who shares with you the tribal legends and stories of the Quinault people who have long called the Pacific Northwest home. (FB  D) Hotel: Quinault Lodge Day 9 | Olympic National Park | Seattle (2 Nights) Enter the beautiful Hoh Rainforest, one of the world’s few (as well as the largest) temperate rainforests and trek to the eerie “Hall of Mosses” with trees and branches

dripping with moss. Then make a stop at dazzling Lake Crescent before leaving Olympic National Park. Sensational views of the Seattle skyline unfold before you as you make your way by ferry across Puget Sound into the Emerald City. Once ashore in this hip and vibrant town, stop at the historic Pike Place Market, the nation’s oldest farmers market, where the fish fly low—from one fishmonger’s hands to the next! Enjoy the evening at leisure to explore Seattle as you wish. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Seattle

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 122 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 10 | Seattle Sightseeing This morning, enjoy a visit to the EMP (Experience Music Project) Museum, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the creativity that inspires contemporary pop culture. No visit to Seattle would be complete without making the trip to the top of the Space Needle, the iconic landmark of the great Pacific Northwest. After some down time, head to the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum featuring beautiful glass artwork by the same artist who created the famous glass ceiling at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. After a docent-led tour of the museum, join your newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner toasting to your exciting northwest adventures! (FB FD) Day 11 | Depart Seattle Time to bid farewell to your fellow adventurers and take your transfer to Seattle International Airport or extend your stay at the Sheraton Seattle. (FB)

Heceta Head Lighthouse, Oregon

KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-Off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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Western Discoverer Taking in three national parks, the major metropolises of San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles, wine country, the ocean and deserts, this diverse trip crosses four extraordinary states. It’s Insider moments like… meeting the chef, farmer and host who create your authentic Californian meal at stunning Stella Mare in Santa Barbara. A down-to-earth experience, you’re welcomed to an old sea captain’s house by Laurence, who owns a small orchard and created your menu. Her chef, Roth, gets one of you to make the salad dressing you’ll all enjoy, and one of her farmer friends brings the freshly picked salad ingredients. You’ll also meet an expert who teaches you the geology of the Grand Canyon in the vast majestic canyon itself.

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Los Angeles

Day 7 | Las Vegas Free Time

Welcome to the City of Angels! After a short transfer to Long Beach, settle in at your hotel and relax before your vacation begins. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow traveling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Hotel Maya

The choices are endless: Hit the casinos, do some shopping and enjoy lunch at one of the city’s elegant restaurants. If you’re feeling adventurous, take an optional tour to the Hoover Dam, the engineering marvel that spans the Colorado River. (FB)

Day 2 | Los Angeles | San Diego Sightseeing

Day 8 | Las Vegas | Mammoth Lakes

Travel south along the Pacific Ocean to San Diego. Get acquainted with the city on a guided tour that takes you from the Victorian Gaslamp Quarter and Old Town to the gardens and Spanish colonial-style museums of Balboa Park. Later, join your traveling companions for dinner. (FB D) Hotel: Omni San Diego

Leave the glittering lights of Vegas behind and travel through the wide-open expanses of the Mojave Desert. Arrive in Mammoth Lakes and enjoy the evening on your own. (Weather conditions may cause the Tioga Pass to be closed to traffic, typically from mid-October to the end of May. In this case, overnight in Fresno at The Radisson.) (FB) Hotel: Sierra Nevada Lodge

Day 3 | San Diego | Scottsdale Head east today, as the great Sonoran Desert opens up before you—keep an eye out for giant saguaro cacti. This afternoon, arrive in the desert playground of Scottsdale. The evening is yours to enjoy. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Scottsdale Old Town Day 4 | Scottsdale | Sedona | Grand Canyon National Park

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Travel north through Coconino National Forest on your way to the artists’ enclave of Sedona. Get out your cameras as you near Oak Creek Canyon with its towering red cliffs and crystal pools. This afternoon, arrive at the Grand Canyon. Enjoy astounding views from the South Rim and meet with a A Local Expert. (FB) Hotel: National Park Lodges Day 5 | Grand Canyon | Lake Powell | Zion Canyon National Park

17 Mile Drive, California

It's iconic places Orientation tour of San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Visit San Juan Bautista, San Simeon,  Santa Barbara, Carmel, Monterey, Napa and Sonoma Valleys, Yosemite National Park, Mammoth Lakes,  Las Vegas, Grand Canyon National Park and Zion National Park. View Lake Powell. Scenic drive along 17-Mile Drive.

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Say goodbye to the Grand Canyon as you wind your way around its South Rim. See the glittering waters of Utah’s Lake Powell before continuing to the gorgeous wonderland that is Zion National Park. Marvel at the graceful slot canyons, towering cliffs and awe-inspiring monoliths. Enjoy dinner this evening with your fellow travelers. (FB D) Hotel: BW Zion Park Inn Day 6 | Zion National Park | Las Vegas (2 Nights) Depart the natural beauty of Zion and head towards the glittering lights of Las Vegas. Arrive at your hotel located in the center of the famed Strip and enjoy the evening to relax or hit the town! (FB) Hotel: Tropicana Las Vegas

Day 9 | Mammoth Lakes | Yosemite National Park Descend from the Sierra Nevada Mountains through stunning Tioga Pass (weather permitting) into the Yosemite Valley, passing the misty splendor of Bridal Veil and Yosemite Falls. Gaze in wonder at the granite walls of El Capitan and Half Dome. (FB  D) Hotel: Yosemite View Day 10 | Yosemite | Sonoma | Napa | San Francisco (2 Nights) Head north to Sonoma, where you visit a family-owned winery for an exclusive tour and wine tasting. Travel through Napa’s scenic wine country before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco. Visit the Cable Car Museum, a A Unique Insight, a celebration of San Francisco’s rail transit history, focused on exploring the positive impacts streetcars and cable cars have made on the quality of urban life in this great city. This evening, enjoy a Regional Meal with your traveling companions. (FB RM) Hotel: Hyatt Embarcadero Day 11 | San Francisco Sightseeing and Free Time As the mist rises over the bay, stunning San Francisco stands before you. Embark on a morning exploration that takes you from Fisherman’s Wharf to Golden Gate Park before some free time. (FB) Day 12 | San Francisco | Carmel | Monterey Head south to the Old Mission in San Juan Bautista to the Mission era. In the quaint

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village of Carmel-by-the-Sea, browse the shops, wander down to the water’s edge or savor a cappuccino at a café. After cruising the beautiful 17-Mile Drive past the famed Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links, arrive in Monterey for the night. (FB) Hotel:  The Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay Day 13 | Monterey | San Simeon | Santa Barbara Travel south to Hearst Castle. After a guided tour continue to sun-kissed Santa Barbara. This evening, toast your vacation and newfound friends with a California wine pairing at a culinary  A Be My Guest Farewell

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Trip Type: Discoveries Dinner. Your host, a local chef and author, shares the bounty of local, seasonal foods for the ultimate farm-to-table experience. (FB BG) Hotel: Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort Day 14 | Santa Barbara | Depart Los Angeles Wake to Santa Barbara’s golden beaches and head south to Hollywood. Bid farewell to the City of Angels as you ride down Sunset Boulevard and through Beverly Hills. A transfer is provided to Los Angeles International Airport or to the Millennium Biltmore hotel if you’d like to extend your stay. (FB) Please do not schedule any flights before 5 p.m.

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Western Discover with Disneyland® Resort Extension Ref: DWDD Extend your vacation with a full day visit to the Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim. Explore eight fantastic “lands” at the original Disneyland® Park or discover Disney’s California Adventure™ Park and immerse yourself in a magical festival of shows, parades and attractions celebrating the Golden State. Day 1 to Day 13   These days will operate as shown on Western Discoverer Days 1-13. Day 14  |  Santa Barbara | Los Angeles | Anaheim (2 Nights) After sightseeing in Los Angeles, say good-bye to your Travel Director and newfound friends before transferring to Anaheim. Take some time this afternoon to explore the city’s many attractions on your own. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort Day 15 | Anaheim and 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 16 | Depart Anaheim Bid farewell to Southern California as you board your transfer to Los Angeles International Airport. (FB) Share-twin supplement $395 p.p. Single room supplement $150 p.p. Triple room reduction $45 p.p. Quad room reduction $65 p.p.

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Best of the Canyonlands Taking you inside America’s impressive canyon country, we explore the incredible natural structures of Arches National Park, Mesa Verde and the Grand Canyon. It’s Insider moments like... becoming an expert in the Grand Canyon’s history and nature as a geologist reveals the eras behind the multi-layered rainbow-colored rocks. Once the unfathomable vastness and beauty of this natural wonder has been absorbed, your rim-side walk gives you more than most visitors get to experience. You learn about the towering canyon walls by exploring with our expert, who can answer your questions on anything from the people who’ve lived here to the mighty Colorado River below.

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Welcome to the Mile High City! Nestled between the High Plains and the majestic Rockies, Denver entices visitors and locals alike with sunny blue skies and snowcapped peaks. After settling in at your hotel, head out on your own to take in some of Denver’s attractions. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton Denver Downtown

Day 2 | Denver | Vail | Arches National Park | Moab Head toward the mountains this morning as you ascend into the foothills of the Rockies and cross the Continental Divide on your way to the resort destination of Vail. Founded in 1966 at the base of the largest ski mountain in the United States, this pretty alpine village has an old-world feel that attracts outdoor enthusiasts. Discover magnificent Arches National Park

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where the wind and rain have eroded the sandstone into more than 2,000 natural arches. Then it’s on to Moab where, in the late 1940s, the legendary John Ford discovered the area’s rugged beauty and filmed the first of many movies here. Tonight is yours—perhaps opt for taking in the sunset over the red cliffs. If you’re in the mood for more excitement, try a jet boat ride along the mighty Colorado River with a tasty dinner included. (FB) Hotel: BW Plus Canyonlands Inn

Drive before arriving at the Grand Canyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Immerse yourself in the stunning panoramic views from the South Rim. This afternoon, meet with a A Local Expert who walks you through the geologic life of the canyon and enjoy the chance to examine the multi-colored rocks from different eras of the canyon’s formation. Toast your grand adventure and your new life-long memories at a Farewell Dinner inside the park. (FB FD) Hotel: National Park Lodges

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Travel south this morning through a mesmerizing landscape dotted with natural arches and rock formations, framed by the jagged Rockies in the distance. Crossing into Colorado, skirt the edge of the San Juan National Forest before arriving at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mesa Verde National Park. Between 600 and 1300 A.D., the Ancestral Puebloan people carved houses and entire communities out of the sandstone along the canyon walls. Explore some of the cliff-top buildings and look down at the massive Cliff House, the largest cliff dwelling in the world; then spend some time in the museum learning about the culture and traditions of this once-great civilization. This evening, enjoy a unique Navajo cookout Regional Meal on the floor of Monument Valley before returning to your hotel. (FB  RM) Hotel: Goulding’s Lodge

Rise early to catch the first rays of light as they illuminate the canyon. If you like, take an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip to see the canyon from the sky. Hit the road again, stopping along famed Route 66 hot spots in Seligman and Kingman. Driving through these desert oases is like cruising back in time to see the classic motels, diners and gas stations of a simpler time. Then, it’s full speed ahead to glittering Las Vegas. (FB) Hotel: Tropicana Las Vegas

Day 4 | Monument Valley | Grand Canyon This morning, after a tour of the Monument Valley floor in an open-air vehicle, wind your way through the ancestral home of the Navajo people, stopping at Cameron Trading Post to browse through handicrafts and maybe enjoy some tasty fry bread. This afternoon, follow scenic Desert View

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Day 6 | Las Vegas Free Time Today is yours for sightseeing in this entertainment capital. Visit one of the world’s most recognizable sites and one of America’s Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders with an optional tour of the Hoover Dam. The evening is at leisure for you to take in a show, dine at one of the city’s delectable restaurants, or simply explore the famous Las Vegas Strip. (FB) Day 7 | Depart Las Vegas After breakfast, say goodbye to your fellow travel companions. A transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport or perhaps choose to extend your stay. (FB)

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

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The Trailblazer Blazing a trail around the natural wonders of the west, you’ll see canyons, monuments and monoliths from Monument Valley to the Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion National Parks. It’s Insider moments like… taking walks through national parks with locals who understand the history, nature and formation of some of America’s most famous landmarks. At Zion National Park, a naturalist guides you through the park and reveals its hidden secrets and stories. At Lake Powell, we meet a local who takes you deep inside the landscape to talk about the ecology and perhaps even see some desert wildlife. While, in the Grand Canyon, our geologist helps you see beyond the scale and into the detail of how it formed.

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Las Vegas Welcome to Las Vegas! Check into your hotel, then enjoy the afternoon to take in the sights and sounds of Las Vegas with a stroll down the Strip. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Tropicana Las Vegas Day 2 | Las Vegas | Route 66 | Sedona

Lake Powell, Utah

It's iconic places Orientation tour of Las Vegas. Visit Zion, Bryce and  Grand Canyon National Parks. See glittering Lake Powell. Scenic drives in Sedona, Monument Valley, along Desert View Drive and Oak Creek Canyon and travel a portion of Route 66.

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Say goodbye to Sin City and hit the “Mother Road” on historic Route 66. Watch the classic motels and restaurants of a simpler time roll by, framed by stunning desert landscapes. Travel south through the fragrant pine groves of the Kaibab National Forest on your way to the artists’ enclave of Sedona, a lovely town situated in the high desert of Arizona. Enjoy a leisurely dinner at your hotel this evening. (FB D) Hotel: Poco Diablo Resort Day 3 | Sedona | Grand Canyon National Park This morning, enjoy some free time to stroll the pedestrian-friendly streets, browse a gallery full of local art inspired by the striking landscapes and pure mountain light, or just relax with a cup

of coffee and a croissant at a cozy bakery. If adventure’s more your thing, take part in an optional jeep experience into Red Rock Country. Then depart for Grand Canyon National Park with a drive through Oak Creek Canyon where you can admire the stunning red cliffs amid the pristine forests of ponderosa pines. Upon arrival at the Grand Canyon, meet with a A Local Expert who walks you through the geologic life of the canyon—you’ll become a rock expert yourself as you examine the multi-colored rocks from different eras of the canyon’s formation. If you like, take an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip to see the canyon from the sky. This evening, gather to watch the sunset and the fading light gilding the canyon and casting enchanting shadows. (FB) Hotel: National Park Lodges Day 4 | Grand Canyon | Monument Valley | Lake Powell (2 Nights) Rise early to catch the first sunlight washing over the canyon. Then, follow Desert View Drive and wind your way through the ancestral home of the Navajo people. Stop at Cameron Trading Post to browse through handicrafts and maybe

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sample some tasty fry bread. Traverse the badlands of the Painted Desert—the rugged landscape changing hour by hour as the sun illuminates the eroded stone of the desert floor. Continue on to striking Monument Valley where you’ll hop aboard an open-air vehicle to explore the magnificent mesas and iconic rock formations. Even more spectacular vistas await as you arrive on the shores of glittering Lake Powell, one of America’s most beautiful lakes. Enjoy dinner at your hotel among the stunning scenery tonight. (FB D) Hotel: Lake Powell Resort & Marinas (Guaranteed Lake View Rooms) Day 5 | Lake Powell Free Time The day is yours! Rise early for an adventurous hike or relax in the sun on the shores of this 186-mile (300-kilometer) long lake, formed by the Glen Canyon Dam. Gather some of your traveling companions for an optional raft experience down one of the prettiest sections of the Colorado River or a scenic cruise on the lake, visiting magnificent Antelope Canyon. If you want to hit the water, go kayaking or fish for striped bass and bluegill in one of the lake’s glittering bays.  Tonight, meet with a naturalist, your A Local Expert, for a fascinating slideshow about the ecology and survival strategies of the desert wildlife of the Colorado Plateau.  (FB) Day 6 | Lake Powell | Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks (2 Nights) Continue your journey into Bryce Canyon National Park, home to the world’s largest concentration of hoodoos, those towering limestone spires that rise majestically from the desert floor. From the rim of the amphitheater, gaze down upon thousands of pink, orange and yellow pinnacles, the result of millions of years of erosion.

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Trip Type: Regional You may even spot one of the park’s bristlecone pines, the world’s longestliving trees. Depart Bryce Canyon for the gorgeous wonderland that is Zion National Park. You’ll be amazed by the petrified sandstone formation of Checkerboard Mesa and the otherworldly Zion Canyon. Throughout your stay, you’ll never be far from the natural glories of Zion; even your room has a view of the canyon. (FB) Hotel: BW Zion Park Inn Day 7 | Zion National Park Free Time Join a A Local Expert, a naturalist from the Zion Canyon Field Institute, for a guided walk and introduction to the flora and fauna of the area.  The rest of the day is yours to immerse yourself in the beauty of Zion. Marvel at the graceful slot canyons, towering cliffs and awe-inspiring monoliths, all carved out over 200 million years from the orange sandstone. Stretch your legs during a stroll along the Virgin River up to the Temple of Sinawava to peek at the start of the Narrows slot canyon or hike up to the three Emerald Pools. Spot some of the more than 200 species of birds that call the park home. Or join a park ranger to learn more about the park on one of the many daily programs. This evening, share your adventures with your traveling companions at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD)

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Day 8 | Zion | Depart Las Vegas From Zion, head west and travel along one of the most expensive sections of interstate ever constructed as you wind your way through the Virgin River Gorge on your way to the flat expanses of the Mojave Desert and the neon lights of Las Vegas. A transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport and to Tropicana Las Vegas if you’d like to extend your stay. (FB) Please do not schedule flights before 3 p.m.

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Pioneer Adventures of the Old West Heading down through the Old West, this family vacation reveals the excitement of the land of cowboys, Native Americans and the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon. It’s Insider moments like… listening to tall tales of the Wild West on your historic rail journey to the Grand Canyon. Touching the layered rocks as our expert geologist explains how this natural wonder was formed over the course of 1.7 billion years, then discovering the West of the movies as you cruise through incredible Monument Valley during a four wheel drive exploration. Venturing into the ancient Montezuma Castle cliff dwellings, you imagine the life of the Sinagua Indians, and trace the steps of real life cowboys.

The Grand Canyon Railway, Arizona

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Phoenix | Scottsdale Howdy partners! Check into your hotel and spend the afternoon getting to know this desert oasis. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the hotel’s pool before gussying up for the 6 p.m. Kick-off Party where you meet your Travel Director and spend some time jawin’ with your traveling buddies. (KP) Hotel: Scottsdale Marriott Suites Old Town Day 2 | Scottsdale | Sedona | Williams

Sedona Jeep Tour

It's iconic places Visit Sedona, Montezuma Castle, Grand Canyon National Park, Historic Cameron Trading Post, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. Scenic drives through Oak Creek Canyon and Desert View Drive in Arizona. Iconic train journey aboard the historic Grand Canyon Railway.

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A drive through the Sonoran Desert brings you to Montezuma Castle National Monument, one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America. Take a minute to ponder the Sinagua Indians’ life here in the desert before heading to Sedona in spectacular Red Rock Country. Join in on an adventure with an included jeep ride to get a front row view of the area’s famous red rocks. After a stunning drive through Oak Creek Canyon, arrive in the historic railroad town of Williams—right on old Route 66 and gateway to the Grand Canyon. This evening, join your fellow cowboys and cowgirls for a A Be My Guest dinner where the adults can sample a delicious variety of Arizona wine or craft beer with their meal. The kids won’t be

left out of the fun either as they enjoy a pizza bar and games galore! (FB  BG) Hotel: Grand Canyon Railway Day 3 | Williams | Grand Canyon Railway | Grand Canyon This morning, watch out for the infamous Cataract Creek Gang, as lowly a group of varmints that ever rode the range! Then, climb aboard the historic Grand Canyon Railway; pass through majestic Ponderosa Pines, the high desert and the Kaibab National Forest while hearing tall tales and folklore about the area. Keep your eye out for wildlife—it’s not uncommon to spot elk, mule deer and pronghorn antelope sauntering through this wild and woolly region. Nothing can prepare you for the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, more than 1.7 billion years in the making! With a  A Local Expert, learn how the Grand Canyon was formed and examine rock samples from the colorful sedimentary layers formed as the sea washed in again and again. Join your Travel Director for an unforgettable walk along the rim. (FB) Hotel: National Park Lodges

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Day 4 | Grand Canyon | Monument Valley | Lake Powell (2 Nights) Ferde Grofe was so stunned by the spectacular beauty of the sunrise over the Grand Canyon that he composed his Grand Canyon Suite in 1931. But all you have to do is watch—and maybe whistle—in amazement as the skies glow and brighten with the coming day. Drive along Desert View Drive, featuring jaw-dropping views of the Grand Canyon, before entering Navajo Country. Here you can poke around the historic Cameron Trading Post and hunt for a great piece of Southwest Native American art. See why Monument Valley is a favorite location for movie directors. As you’re bouncing along the valley floor in an open-air vehicle, you can just imagine John Wayne leading the U.S. Cavalry on a ride along the magnificent mesas. Wrap up your exciting day at a lakeside resort tucked into the red rock at amazing Lake Powell. Kick off your boots and have some fun at a poolside pizza dinner! (FB D) Hotel: Lake Powell Resort & Marinas (Guaranteed Lake View Rooms) Day 5 | Lake Powell Free Time Enjoy a free day to roam the range. Optional activities include a fun float down the Colorado River, a cruise on spectacular Lake Powell to Antelope Canyon with views of Glen Canyon Dam. Or maybe dive into some of the many aquatic activities at Lake Powell Marina—the choice is yours! This afternoon, enjoy a super cool slide show presentation by a A Local Expert all about the striking geology and survival strategies of the desert wildlife of the Canyonlands. (FB) Day 6 | Lake Powell | Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks (2 Nights) You’ll be awestruck by the towering cliffs and massive canyon walls of Zion Canyon.

Riding the park’s shuttle, marvel at how the Virgin River cut through the sandstone to create one of Mother Nature’s most stupendous wonders. Enjoy hiking? There’s an easy trek to the Emerald Pools, where splendid views and waterfalls will make the family happier than a crowd of cowpokes at chow time. Leaving Zion, drive along the Mount Carmel Highway and watch out for more spectacular formations like the Great Arch of Zion and the distinctive Checkerboard Mesa. Arrive at magical Bryce Canyon for the last two nights of your Wild West adventure. (FB) Hotel: BW Plus Bryce Canyon Grand

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 122 for details. Treadright: See page 23 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 7 | Bryce Canyon National Park Sightseeing and Free Time Exploring Bryce Canyon is like entering a weird and eerie world, with sandstone spires called hoodoos creating a landscape that is a playground for the imagination. Explore the rim of a great amphitheater stopping at various lookouts to snap pictures of fairytale castles, cathedrals, meandering trails and secret hideaways, all carved out of stone by Mother Nature. This afternoon you’re free to blaze your own trail. Later, put on your cowboy boots and Stetsons for a Western Farewell Dinner filled with good food and good fun. (FB FD) Day 8 | Bryce | Depart Las Vegas Traveling down through the scenic Virgin River Gorge, make your way into southern Nevada to fabulous Las Vegas, where your adventures in the Old West come to an end. A transfer takes you to Las Vegas International Airport, or if you’re extending your stay, to the Paris Las Vegas. (FB) Please do not schedule flights before 6:30 p.m.

Teardrop Arch, Monument Valley, Arizona

KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-Off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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Wild West, Cowboys & Buffalos Stetsons, saddles and spectacular Mount Rushmore - this Wild West family adventure takes in the frontier town of Jackson, the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park. It’s Insider moments like… the rush you get when thousands of gallons of water gush from Old Faithful, as our naturalist guide explains why this world-famous geyser exists at Yellowstone National Park. It’s staying in an historic ranch in rural Montana, a 110 year old homestead which welcomes you to Gallatin Canyon with downhome hospitality, a real saloon bar for the grown-ups, and natural pursuits to enjoy in wide open country. And it’s the epic sight of Crazy Horse memorial, carved from the sacred land of Thunderhead Mountain.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Salt Lake City Welcome to Salt Lake City! Arrive at your hotel and enjoy some time on your own this afternoon to relax or venture out to see some of the main attractions. This evening, meet your fellow adventurers at 6 p.m. for a Kick-off Party with your Travel Director. (KP) Hotel: Little America Hotel Salt Lake City Day 2 | Salt Lake City | Jackson

Bison, Black Hills, South Dakota

It's iconic places Visit Jackson, the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier, Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Cody, 320 Guest Ranch, Black Hills, Bear Country USA. View Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial.

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Put on your cowboy hats, pull up your boots and get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime. Head north and enter Wyoming for your first encounter with the mighty Rocky Mountains. Follow trails blazed by rugged mountain men centuries ago. Stop at the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier to get a glimpse into the thrills and challenges of the Old Trail. Enjoy lunch at the  Center before crossing the famous Oregon Trail to the authentic Old West town of Jackson. Passing through the town’s famous landmark arch of tangled elk antlers, take a walk back in time as you explore the Town Square with its Western boardwalks, craft boutiques and ice cream shops— all surrounded by the majestic Rockies. Come nightfall, enjoy a Western-style Chuckwagon dinner and show. (FB  L  D) Hotel: Rustic Inn Creekside Resort & Spa

Day 3 | Jackson | Grand Teton National Park | 320 Guest Ranch Rise early if you’d like to rollick down the Snake River on a scenic optional wilderness float trip (seasonal). Later discover dramatic Grand Teton National Park and the beautiful Jenny Lake. Travel through Yellowstone as you make your way to The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone. Then it’s onward to Montana’s Big Sky Country where you will settle in for big fun at an 1898 homestead.  This evening, take a wagon ride out to the river for a rib-stickin’ Chuckwagon Regional Meal. (FB  RM) Hotel:  320 Guest Ranch A Authentic Accommodation Day 4 | 320 Guest Ranch | Yellowstone National Park (2 Nights) Giddy up cowboys and girls!  There are many fun choices on the Ranch this morning: join a whitewater rafting trip or gentle float trip down the Gallatin River, or saddle up and ride with a real-life horse wrangler in the Montana wilderness!  After lunch at the Ranch, it’s off to Yellowstone, one of America’s most famous national parks. Do you know how to to locate a bear or tell what it’s been eating? Join your  A Local Expert for a guided stroll around the boardwalks of Yellowstone and learn the answer, plus even more cool facts

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about the park’s abundance of wildlife. (FB L D) Hotel: National Park Lodges Day 5 | Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing and Free Time Discover Yellowstone’s most amazing natural wonders, including the thundering Yellowstone Falls, a multitude of hot gushing geysers and countless brilliantly colored simmering thermal springs, bubbling mud pools and hissing steam vents, highlighted with a visit to Old Faithful, which has been spouting steam water regularly for thousands of years. All of your senses will be engaged by the roar of steam, the thunder of a waterfall, the bellowing of bison and awe-inspiring views at every turn—sights and sounds that make for an experience you’ll be talking about for years. (FB) Day 6 | Yellowstone | Cody | Sheridan This morning, say farewell to majestic Yellowstone. Head east to the town of Cody, named for its most famous native son, Buffalo Bill. Get a glimpse into the fascinating history of the American West at Buffalo Bill Center of the West where your A Local Expert  will reveal the culture of the cowboy, the role of the firearm in the early days and the culture and art of the Plains Indians. Then it’s on to Sheridan to check into your hotel. (FB) Hotel:  Holiday Inn Sheridan Day 7 | Sheridan | Keystone (2 Nights) After a hearty breakfast, your journey continues on to South Dakota. Visit Crazy Horse Memorial where you’ll  gaze in awe at  the towering tribute  to legendary Lakota leader Crazy Horse being carved into the mountain  and  discover the culture of his  people.  The evening is yours to

explore in Keystone, once a gold mining boomtown.  Or perhaps take an optional trip to the moving Mount Rushmore Lighting Ceremony, a chance to see one of America’s most famous landmarks from a different perspective. (FB) Hotel: K Bar S Lodge

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Day 8 | Keystone and Black Hills Excursion The first stop this morning is Bear Country USA, a wildlife park featuring the world’s largest private wildlife viewing habitat of American black bear. Enjoy a drive through this spectacular and unique wildlife park and then walk through the Wildlife Center, where younger and smaller animals frolic in their outdoor exhibits. Next, head to the famous Black Hills of South Dakota.  Then it’s on to  view one of America’s most iconic landmarks: the presidents sculpted at Mount Rushmore. You have seen the pictures of Mount Rushmore, but they pale in comparison to seeing this majestic site in person. It took 400 artisans 14 years to carve the sculptures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln into the mountain. This evening, join your fellow adventurers at a Farewell Dinner featuring an American Indian dancer. (CB FD) Day 9 | Keystone | Depart Rapid City Your Wild West adventure comes to  an end  after breakfast. Say so long to your newfound friends this morning and transfer to the Rapid City Regional Airport for your flight home, or traverse some of the heavily forested Black Hills and the expansive grasslands of Wyoming on your way to Denver, the Mile High City, where you can extend your stay, or to Denver International Airport for your flight home. (CB) For guests continuing on to Denver, please do not schedule any flights before 9 p.m.

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Crossovers: These departures will operate per the 2014 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 122 for details. 9 Day Salt Lake City to Denver Option (Ref: DWWR). Option available for guests wishing to end in Denver. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Authentic Accommodation 320 Guest Ranch, Gallatin Gateway, Montana, USA An 1898 homestead brought to life by Montana’s first female doctor, this A Authentic Accommodation was first used as a getaway for her friends and family. Word quickly spread and the charming ranch soon opened to the public. With activities like horseback riding, whitewater rafting and real life horse wranglers, there's loads of fun in store for the whole family!

KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-Off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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Colorful Trails of the Southwest Quaint western towns, like Santa Fe and Durango, meet the famous icons of the Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde and Arches National Parks on this trail into the Southwest’s colorful landscapes. It’s Insider moments like… staying in authentic inns and lodges in the great outdoors. In Santa Fe, we stay in luxury at The Inn and Spa at Loretto, with its kiva fireplaces, adobe walls and Native American and Pueblo artwork. In the mining town of Durango, we stay in Old West style at the Strater Hotel, built in 1887. And along the Colorado River, we stay between rapids and rugged cliffs at the aptly named Red Cliffs Lodge. It’s also dining al fresco by the river as the sun sets. And it’s meeting a local landscape artist at his studio in Santa Fe. Searchers. Get up close and personal with the towering sandstone buttes and lovely desert vistas in special open-air vehicles accompanied by a guide. This evening, enjoy a unique Navajo cookout Regional Meal on the floor of Monument Valley. (FB  RM) Hotel: Goulding’s Lodge Day 4 | Monument Valley | Mesa Verde National Park | Moab (2 Nights)

Monument Valley, Utah

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Phoenix | Scottsdale Welcome to the Valley of the Sun! Check into your hotel, get acquainted and spend some time relaxing. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Scottsdale Marriott Suites Old Town Day 2 | Scottsdale | Sedona | Grand Canyon National Park

Street Scene in Santa Fe, New Mexico

It's iconic places Visit Scottsdale, Grand Canyon National Park, Monument Valley, Mesa Verde and Arches National Park, Moab, the quaint Colorado towns of Silverton and Durango, Taos and Santa Fe. Scenic drives through Sedona, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and along Oak Creek Canyon.

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Leaving behind the Sonoran desert, ascend into the red rock formations of Sedona. If you like, trade your motorcoach for a roughand-ready jeep on an optional adventure into Red Rock Country. Travel onward and be sure to have your camera ready as you near Oak Creek Canyon with its towering red cliffs and crystal pools. At the Grand Canyon, meet a A Local Expert who walks you through the geologic life of the canyon. (FB D) Hotel: National Park Lodges Day 3 | Grand Canyon | Monument Valley Rise early for an optional flightseeing tour over the Grand Canyon or spend more time in the National Park. You might experience a feeling of deja vu when you enter the wide-open expanse of Monument Valley—this scenic location has been preserved forever in classic films such as Stagecoach and The

Travel east this morning through a mesmerizing desert landscape before arriving at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mesa Verde National Park at the edge of the San Juan National Forest. Between 600 and 1300 A.D., the Ancestral Puebloan people carved houses and entire communities out of the sandstone along the canyon walls. Tour some of the cliff-top buildings and look down at the massive Cliff House, the largest cliff dwelling in the world. Spend some time in the museum learning about the culture and traditions of this once-great civilization. End your day’s journey at your hotel in the outdoor mecca of Moab. Tonight is yours—perhaps opt for a barbecue dinner at your ranch-style lodge. If you’re in the mood for more excitement, try an optional jet boat ride along the mighty Colorado that includes dinner. (FB) Hotel: Red Cliffs Lodge A Authentic Accommodation Day 5 | Arches National Park Excursion and Moab Free Time In magnificent Arches National Park, the wind and rain have eroded the sandstone into more than 2,000 natural arches. Explore the shops and outfitters in Moab as you enjoy an afternoon on your own. This evening, venture along the Colorado River for an exclusive A Be My Guest dinner at a sand beach along the water. The fading sunlight is framed by towering red sandstone cliffs over your head. (FB BG) Day 6 | Moab | Ouray | Silverton | Durango Depart America’s outdoor recreation capital for the “Switzerland of America.” Friendly Ouray boasts classic Victorian architecture and a homey, small-town vibe. Then it’s time to take to the highway—the Million-Dollar Highway, that is—with its priceless views of snow-capped peaks and shimmering alpine lakes. Stake your claim in Silverton, a former silver mining camp that now occupies a spot on the National Registry of Historic Landmark Districts. Stroll the pleasant streets, the pretty city hall and the Grand Imperial Hotel. If you like, take an optional ride from Silverton to Durango on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, which operates coal-fired steam

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engines through the San Juan National Forest. Later on, check in to your hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure. (FB) Hotel:  Strater A Authentic Accommodation Day 7 | Durango | Taos | Santa Fe (2 Nights) Today, head south toward the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Taos Pueblo, an ancient site that has been continuously inhabited for more than 1,000 years by members of the Native American Pueblo people. Learn about the traditional lifestyle and beliefs of the Pueblo Indians and visit the striking adobe chapel of San Geronimo. Continue traveling along the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the foothills of the Rockies, to the colorful artists’ mecca of Santa Fe. Check in to your hotel. Your evening is free to visit some of the many galleries, sample some renowned Southwest cuisine or just admire the adobe architecture on the vibrant plaza. (FB) Hotel:  Inn & Spa at Loretto A Authentic Accommodation

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Day 8 | Santa Fe Sightseeing and Free Time Embark on a private trolley tour to see the sights of Santa Fe and soak up the atmosphere of one of the West’s most interesting towns. Visit a local artist’s studio and learn how this A Local Expert captures the Southwest’s magical light in his landscapes. Enjoy the afternoon on your own to explore old downtown, including the Eldorado Hotel, Loretto Chapel and St. Francis Cathedral. Perhaps follow in the footsteps of Kit Carson on a walking tour or pamper yourself in one of Santa Fe’s elegant spas. This evening, gather with your Travel Director and traveling companions for a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) Day 9 | Santa Fe | Depart Albuquerque After breakfast this morning, bid farewell to your fellow travelers. Extend your stay in Santa Fe or take a transfer to Albuquerque Airport.  (FB) Please do not schedule any flights before 1 p.m.

Join this special departure and experience the famous International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, the world’s largest and most photographed event of its kind! Day 1 to Day 8  

Day 10 | Depart Albuquerque

These days will operate as per Days 1 - 8 on the 9 day itinerary.

This morning, gaze in awe as each of the balloons participating in the Balloon Fiesta ascend into the air with a burst of color and sound. You’ll enjoy this once in a lifetime experience in the exclusive Chasers’ Club featuring guaranteed private seating, deluxe views of the launch and hot food! Return to your hotel in the afternoon and bid farewell to New Mexico as you board your transfer to Albuquerque International Airport.  (FB) Please do not schedule any flights before 3 p.m.

Today, explore quaint Old Town Albuquerque with a guided walking tour. This evening, witness the breathaking Balloon Glow when the festival balloons light their burners simultaneously under the moonlight before a spectacular fireworks display. (FB) Hotel: BW Plus Rio Grande Inn

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 122 for details. Treadright: See page 23 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Authentic Accommodations Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab, Utah, USA An A Authentic Accommodation, this ranch includes both a lodge and a museum which documents the history of the property. In the late 1940s, the legendary director John Ford discovered the rugged beauty of Moab’s Canyonlands and filmed the first of many movies here. The first major motion pictures filmed in the Moab area were also set on the Red Cliffs Ranch. Strater Hotel, Durango, Colorado, USA Opened in the late 1800s, this A Authentic Accommodation became a popular winter retreat for Durango townsfolk who would close their homes for the winter and move in. Many noted personages called the Strater home, including renowned Western author Louis L’Amour. Inn & Spa at Loretto, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA A fixture in the Santa Fe community, this A Authentic Accommodation shares its grounds with the famed Loretto Chapel and has an ideal location only one block from Santa Fe’s historic Plaza. The property embodies the culture of the region with its adobe-style architecture and reflects the true spirit and history of the city of Santa Fe. The walls are adorned with the work of local artisans which completes this elegant retreat.

KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-Off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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National Parks Wonders This trip blends old west towns like Jackson, Cody, Sheridan and Montpelier, national parks like Yellowstone and Grand Teton, and historic monuments like Devil’s Tower and Mount Rushmore. It’s Insider moments like… joining the owner of Sheridan’s PO News and Flagstaff Café, an old world eatery in this historic western town. With its store established in 1910, the café’s mix of home-style American fare, downtown setting and welcoming atmosphere is the perfect backdrop to your host’s stories of the town’s colorful past as the capital of the Bighorn region. In Yellowstone, we meet another local character who takes you on a walk among the geysers, hot springs and mud pots of the world’s oldest national park.

Grand Tetons, Wyoming

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Salt Lake City Welcome to Salt Lake City! Check into your hotel and relax or take a walk around the hotel grounds to get acquainted. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton Salt Lake City Day 2 | Salt Lake City | Jackson (2 Nights)

Crazy Horse Memorial, South Dakota

It's iconic places Orientation tour of Jackson. Visit the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier, Yellowstone National Park, the towering peaks of Grand Teton National Park, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Devil’s Tower National Monument, and the Black Hills of South Dakota. View the awe-inspiring Crazy Horse Memorial and presidential stone renderings at Mount Rushmore. Scenic drive through Deadwood.

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Traveling north into Idaho, trace the footsteps of the pioneers at the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier. Through interactive exhibits, you’ll travel vicariously with a covered wagon train in America’s great western migration and experience the thrills and challenges of the old Oregon Trail. Enjoy a lunch before crossing into Wyoming on your way to scenic Jackson, which stands in the shadows of the icy peaks of the Grand Tetons. Get spectacular 360-degree views of the Snake River Valley and Grand Teton National Park on an exciting aerial tram ride to the summit of Rendezvous Mountain. (FB  L) Hotel: The Lodge at Jackson Hole Day 3 | Grand Teton National Park Sightseeing and Free Time If you like, hit the water this morning on an optional guided float trip down the Snake

River (seasonal) where you’ll float with amazing views of the magnificent Grand Tetons. Keep your eyes open for some of the area’s abundant wildlife, including moose and elk drinking from the rivers, bison munching on grass, and beavers putting the finishing touches on their elaborate dams. Overhead, watch for majestic bald eagles, graceful blue herons and the dozens of species of songbird that call the park home. This evening, join your Travel Director and travel companions for a Regional Meal at a local restaurant. (FB RM) Day 4 | Jackson | Yellowstone National Park (2 Nights) Spend the morning discovering the natural glories of Grand Teton National Park with its snow-capped mountains, pristine alpine lakes and evergreen forests. From Jenny Lake to the jagged peaks of the Teton Range, you’ll find exhilarating vistas everywhere you look. Then it’s onward to Yellowstone, established in 1872 as the world’s first national park. You could spend a year in Yellowstone and still only scratch the surface of its wonders. Watch in awe as Old Faithful’s waters arc nearly 100 feet (30 meters) into the air—as it has done approximately every 90 minutes since the Washburn Expedition discovered

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it in 1870. Take a guided walk with a A Local Expert among the spouting geysers, bubbling mudpots and turquoise hot springs and learn about the geothermal dynamics of this amazing wonderland. Tonight, dine in the park. Before retiring for the night, be sure to step out and take in the great panorama of stars. (FB D) Hotel: National Park Lodges National

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Begin today by looking for wildlife in Hayden Valley en route to the impressive Grand Canyon of Yellowstone with its stunning waterfalls. Early explorers marveled at the yellow rock of the canyon, and from this rock, Yellowstone got its name. Continue on the upper loop to Dunraven Pass and the Lamar Valley, some of the less traveled, but ruggedly beautiful regions of the park. At Mammoth Hot Springs, take a stroll and admire the mineral terraces that resemble frozen waterfalls cascading down into the valley. (FB) Day 6 | Yellowstone National Park | Cody | Sheridan Head east to the town of Cody, named for its most famous native son, Buffalo Bill. Get a glimpse into the fascinating history of the American West at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West where you’ll meet a A Local Expert  and delve into the culture of the cowboy, the role of the firearm in the early days, and the culture and art of the Plains Indians. Join your fellow travelers for a A Be My Guest dinner in true Western style at a historic cafe complete with an old-time tobacco shop. (FB  BG) Hotel: Holiday Inn Sheridan Day 7 | Sheridan | Deadwood | Rapid City (2 Nights) Proclaimed by Theodore Roosevelt as America’s first national monument, the

majestic Devil’s Tower rises nearly 1,300 feet (396 meters) above the Belle Fourche River in eastern Wyoming. You might recognize the iconic monolith from the climactic scenes of the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind. After exploring the area around the eroded core of this ancient volcano, head into the Black Hills of South Dakota and the boomtown of Deadwood, which arose after the discovery of gold in the 1870s. Explore the town and learn a bit about its founding, expansion and decline from your entertaining guide. Journey on to Rapid City, where you have the option of visiting Mount Rushmore this evening to see the magical illumination ceremony. (FB) Hotel: Adoba Hotel Rapid City Day 8 | Black Hills Excursion and Free Time This morning discover more of the natural and manmade wonders of the Black Hills with a drive through stunning scenery on your way to see the Crazy Horse Memorial, a massive mountain carving of the famed war chief of the Lakota people. Next is a visit to Mount Rushmore, designed by sculptor Gutzon Borglum to celebrate the “founding, expansion, preservation and unification of the United States” through enormous carvings of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The afternoon is yours to do as you please. If you like, embark on an optional experience into the wild, eroded badlands of South Dakota. This evening, raise a glass of wine and toast your Travel Director and new friends at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD)

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Day 9 | Depart Rapid City Bid farewell to your traveling companions and take a transfer to Rapid City Airport or extend your stay in Rapid City at the Adoba Hotel Rapid City. (FB)

Old Faithful geyser, Yellowstone National Park

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Western Frontiers Living the cowboy lifestyle, you cross four national parks, including Grand Teton, on your way to visit charming all-American towns, see iconic landmarks and hear tales from the locals. It’s Insider moments like... sparks flying from the campfire, as you enjoy a real cowboy cookout with Happy Pappy in Montana’s wild countryside. On this evening of old west hospitality, you dine cowboy-style on barbecue treats, as this colorful local personality tells stories of life on the frontier – he may even teach you to play the harmonica. An expert on frontiersman, Buffalo Bill meets us at the Center of the West in Wyoming to reveal another colorful character of America’s west – and, in doing so, brings the region’s history to life.

Bison in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Las Vegas Welcome to Las Vegas! Check into your hotel and relax or maybe do some exploring. Perhaps visit exclusive shops, try your hand at a slot machine or simply relax by the pool. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a  Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Tropicana Las Vegas Day 2 | Las Vegas | Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota

It's iconic places Orientation tour of Salt Lake City. Visit Zion, Bryce Canyon and Yellowstone National Parks, the towering peaks of Grand Teton National Park, Jackson, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody and the Mile High City of Denver. View Crazy Horse Memorial and iconic Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. See the site of Custer’s Last Stand at the Little Bighorn Battlefield.

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Depart the glittering neon gulch of Sin City for the gorgeous wonderland that is Zion National Park. Marvel at the graceful slot canyons, towering cliffs and aweinspiring monoliths, all carved out over 200 million years from the orange sandstone. Then it’s onward to Bryce Canyon, home to the world’s largest concentration of hoodoos, those tall limestone spires that rise majestically from the desert floor. (FB D) Hotel: BW Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Day 3 | Bryce Canyon | Salt Lake City Leave the red rock canyons and travel north to Utah’s capital. See the famed

Temple Square, the Mormon headquarters and home to the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. This evening, perhaps enjoy an optional visit to Mormon founder Brigham Young’s former home, followed by dinner at the Lion House, featuring pioneerstyle ambiance and home-style cuisine. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Salt Lake City Center Day 4 | Salt Lake City | Jackson Get a glimpse of the route of the pioneers as you cross the Oregon Trail and enter Wyoming. Stop in Montpelier at the Oregon Trail Center. Through interactive exhibits, glimpse the thrills and challenges of the Old Trail. Enjoy lunch before departing to scenic Jackson, standing in the shadows of the icy peaks of the Grand Tetons. The evening is free for you to enjoy. Explore nearby downtown with its quaint shops and many savory restaurants. Take your photo under the famous elk-antler Arches, pick up some souvenirs for loved ones back home  or simply choose to stay and relax at your hotel. (FB  L) Hotel:  The Lodge at Jackson Hole

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Day 5 | Jackson | Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks (2 Nights) If you like, hit the water this morning on an optional guided float trip down the lovely Snake River (seasonal). Then traverse Grand Teton National Park with its snow-capped mountains, pristine alpine lakes and evergreen forests on the way to Yellowstone, established in 1872 as the world’s first national park. This afternoon, join a A Local Expert to explore the spouting geysers, bubbling hot springs and mud paint pots. (When the south entrance is closed due to weather conditions, the itinerary will travel west from Jackson via Idaho and enter Yellowstone National Park through the west entrance.) (FB D) Hotel: National Park Lodges Day 6 | Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing and Free Time You could spend a year in Yellowstone and still only scratch the surface of its wonders. Today, explore the impressive Grand Canyon of Yellowstone with its stunning waterfalls and a chance to see wandering herds of bison, elk and even the occasional grizzly bear. You’ll have the chance to stroll the boardwalks to view more of the park’s fantastical geothermal activity—and no trip to Yellowstone is complete without a sighting of Old Faithful as its waters arc up to 100 feet (30 meters) into the air. This evening, relax under the great basin of stars in one of the country’s most beautiful wild places. (FB) Day 7 | Yellowstone | Cody | Billings Head east to the town of Cody, named for its most famous native son, Buffalo Bill, and get a glimpse into its lively history with a A Local Expert at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Then it’s on to Big Sky Country for a  A Be My Guest dinner of

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Trip Type: Discoveries local cuisine with a host who welcomes you with true Western hospitality. (FB  BG) Hotel: The Crowne Plaza Billings Day 8 | Billings | Little Bighorn | Rapid City (2 Nights) After saying goodbye to  Billings, the “Magic City,” your day begins with a visit to Little Bighorn National Monument, site of  the infamous battlefield where the ill-fated Custer led his men against a battalion of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors. Then, travel east through the rolling mountains of the  Black Hills on your way  to Rapid City. The evening is at leisure; relax at your hotel or take some time to explore downtown Rapid City. (FB) Hotel: Adoba Hotel Rapid City

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 122 for details. 10 Day Las Vegas to Denver Option (Ref: DWFR). Option available for guests wishing to end in Denver. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 9 | Black Hills Excursion Discover the natural and manmade wonders of the Black Hills with a drive through stunning scenery on your way to visit Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial, a mountain carving of the famed war chief of the Lakota people. You’ll gaze in awe at this towering tribute still being worked on today.  Return to Rapid City this afternoon before gathering with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) Day 10 | Depart Rapid City Say so long to your newfound friends this morning and transfer to the Rapid City Regional Airport for your flight home, or traverse some of the heavily forested Black Hills and the expansive grasslands of Wyoming on your way to Denver, the Mile High City, where you can extend your stay, or take a transfer to Denver International Airport for your flight home. (FB) For guests continuing on to Denver, please do not schedule any flights before 9 p.m.

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-Off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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Scenic Parks Explorer The ultimate national park adventure, visiting seven parks in the west and mid-west, diverse landscapes emerge, from Mesa Verde’s carved canyon houses to Bryce Canyon’s towering hoodoos.  It’s Insider moments like… experiencing the food and lifestyle of a real cowboy on a cookout in Billings, and discovering the history and tall tales of local legend, Buffalo Bill, in Cody. Exploring the staggering size and beauty of the iconic Grand Canyon, it’s meeting an expert geologist who reveals the ancient natural events that resulted in its formation. And listening to the sounds of nature around you on a stroll through Yellowstone with a park expert, who adds insights into the geothermal features, wildlife and forests you witness as you explore together.  evening, perhaps enjoy an optional visit to Brigham Young’s former home, followed by dinner at the Lion House, featuring pioneer-style ambiance and cuisine. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Salt Lake City Center Day 4 | Salt Lake City | Jackson Get a glimpse of the route of the pioneers as you cross the Oregon Trail and enter Wyoming. Stop in Montpelier at the Oregon Trail Center. Through interactive exhibits, glimpse the thrills and challenges of the Old Trail. Enjoy lunch before departing to scenic Jackson, standing in the shadows of the icy peaks of the Grand Tetons. The evening is free for you to explore. (FB  L) Hotel: The Lodge at Jackson Hole Day 5 | Jackson | Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks (2 Nights)

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Las Vegas Welcome to Las Vegas! After checking in at the hotel, browse the exclusive shops, hit the slot machines or just lounge a while by the hotel pool. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a  Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Tropicana Las Vegas Day 2 | Las Vegas | Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks Arches National Park, Utah

It's iconic places Orientation tour of Salt Lake City. Visit Zion, Bryce Canyon, Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park, Arches, Mesa Verde and Grand Canyon National Parks, Jackson, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, the Mile High City of Denver and Monument Valley. View Crazy Horse Memorial and iconic Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. See the site of Custer’s Last Stand at Little Bighorn Battlefield. Scenic drive along Desert View Drive.

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Depart Las Vegas for the graceful slot canyons and towering cliffs of Zion National Park. Then it’s onward to Bryce Canyon, home to the world’s largest concentration of hoodoos—tall limestone spires that rise majestically from the desert floor. (FB  D) Hotel: BW Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Day 3 | Bryce Canyon | Salt Lake City Leave the red rock canyons and travel north to Utah’s capital. See the famed Temple Square, headquarters to the Mormon church and home to the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. This

Rise early for an optional guided raft trip to spot wildlife on the Snake River (seasonal). Then traverse Grand Teton National Park on the way to Yellowstone, established in 1872 as the world’s first national park. Join a  A Local Expert to explore the spouting geysers, bubbling hot springs and mud paint pots. (When the south entrance is closed due to weather conditions, the itinerary will travel west from Jackson via Idaho and enter Yellowstone National Park through the west entrance.) (FB  D) Hotel: National Park Lodges Day 6 | Yellowstone National Sightseeing and Free Time

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Explore the impressive Grand Canyon of Yellowstone with its stunning waterfalls and a chance to see bison and elk. Watch in wonder as Old Faithful’s waters arc over 100 feet (30 meters) into the air. This evening, relax under the great basin of stars. (FB) Day 7 | Yellowstone | Cody | Billings Head north to the town of Cody, named for its most famous native son, Buffalo Bill, and get a glimpse into its lively history with a A Local Expert  at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Then it’s on to Big Sky Country for a A Be My Guest dinner featuring local cuisine and a host who welcomes you with true Western hospitality. (FB  BG) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Billings Day 8 | Billings | Little Bighorn | Rapid City (2 Nights) Today begins with a visit to Little Bighorn, the infamous battlefield where the ill-fated

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Custer led his men against a battalion of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors. Then, travel east through the Black Hills to Rapid City. (FB) Hotel: Adoba Hotel Rapid City Day 9 | Black Hills Excursion Discover the natural and manmade wonders of the Black Hills with a drive through stunning scenery on your way to visit Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial, a mountain carving of the famed war chief of the Lakota people. Return to Rapid City in the afternoon and join your traveling companions for dinner this evening. (FB D) Day 10 | Rapid City | Denver Cross some of the West’s most beautiful terrain today as you travel through the expansive grasslands of Wyoming on your way to Denver, the Mile High City. After getting settled at the hotel, enjoy the evening to relax. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Denver Downtown Day 11 | Denver | Vail | Arches National Park | Moab Ascend into the Rockies and stretch your legs in Vail before descending to magnificent Arches National Park. Here, the wind and rain have eroded the sandstone into more than 2,000 natural arches. Tonight is on your own—your hotel is in the heart of Moab and close to all kinds of restaurants, whether you’re in the mood for family or fine dining tonight. Or if you’re in the mood for more excitement, choose an optional jetboat ride along the mighty Colorado with a tasty dinner included. (FB) Hotel: BW Plus Canyonlands Inn Day 12 | Moab | Mesa Verde National Park | Monument Valley Between AD 600 and 1300, the Ancestral Puebloan people carved houses and entire

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Trip Type: Discoveries communities out of the sandstone of the canyon walls at Mesa Verde National Park, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore some of the cliff-top buildings and look down at the massive Cliff House, the largest cliff dwelling in the world. Head to Monument Valley for the night where you will be treated to a Navajo cookout Regional Meal. (FB RM) Hotel: Goulding’s Lodge Day 13 | Monument Valley | Grand Canyon National Park Marvel at Monument Valley’s landscape of towering sandstone buttes in special openair vehicles accompanied by a guide. Visit the land of the Navajo people, stopping at historic Cameron Trading Post. Breathtaking views along scenic Desert View Drive just hint at the most spectacular of all vistas—the vast panorama of the Grand Canyon unfolding before you. Meet with a A Local Expert who will enlighten you about the more than 1.7 billion years of geology revealed in the canyon. Tonight, toast your grand adventure and your new life-long memories at a  Farewell Dinner  inside the park. (FB FD) Hotel: National Park Lodges

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Fall Foliage: Enjoy the unforgettable sight of stunning “Fall Foliage” during our September 4 - October 3 departures (as determined by Mother Nature).  TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 122 for details. Treadright: See page 23 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 14 | Grand Canyon | Depart Las Vegas If you like, take an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip to see the canyon from the sky. Hit the road again, stopping in Seligman and Kingman, Route 66 hotspots that have kept the old Mother Road’s culture alive. End your journey back in Las Vegas where a transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport or to the Tropicana Las Vegas for guests extending their stay. (FB) Please do not schedule any flights before 6:30 p.m. Zion National Park, Utah

KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-Off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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Autumn Colors The sights of the east coast are set to its dazzling fall foliage on this trip around New England, featuring classics from Acadia National Park to North Conway and Woodstock. It’s Insider moments like… hearing first-hand about the traditional way of life in the pretty town of Bar Harbor, where calm harbor waters open into a wild sea, and fishermen toil to satisfy the region’s love for lobster rolls. It’s meeting an expert in North Conway, on the edge of the scenic White Mountains. And it’s stepping into an historic woollen mill, perched over the edge of a waterfall in Quechee, to discover the craftsmanship of glassblowing and the tastes of Vermont, as our hosts invite us to join them for a meal of local favorites.

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Acadia National Park, Maine

It's iconic places Visit Acadia National Park, the top of Cadillac Mountain,  an historic woolen mill in Quechee, Vermont’s Billings Farm and Museum, and the Norman Rockwell Museum. View Lexington and Concord where the first shots of the American Revolution were fired.  Scenic drive through Pinkham Notch, the wooded valley formed during the ice age.

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Welcome to Boston! Get settled at your hotel and then set out on your own to spot some of Boston’s historic sites or enjoy a stroll along the waterfront before gathering at the hotel at 6 p.m. with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Boston Park Plaza Day 2 | Boston | Maine Coast | Bar Harbor (2 Nights) Begin your journey through the vibrant colors of a New England fall with a trip up the coast to Maine. Pass by old whaling villages dotted with lighthouses and widows’ walks, the playgrounds of New England’s rich and famous, and rocky

beaches pounded by the great Atlantic swells on your way to Bar Harbor on Maine’s Mount Desert Island. Once home to the largest hotel in North America, Bar Harbor also played host to the grand summer homes of the American aristocracy, including the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts and Astors. This evening, join your traveling companions for a traditional Maine lobster dinner and learn about lobster fishing from a fisherman, your A Local Expert. (FB  D) Hotel: Bar Harbor Regency Day 3 | Acadia National Park Excursion and Bar Harbor Free Time At 1,523 feet (464 meters), Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is the first spot in the United States where you can see the sunrise. You won’t be getting up

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that early, but you still have plenty of time to admire the view from the top of the peak before descending to discover the natural riches of New England’s only national park. Marvel at granite cliffs overlooking dramatic, windswept beaches, graceful stone bridges arching over rushing streams and stands of ancient maples, their leaves glowing fiery red, burnt orange and mustard yellow in the crisp fall air. Back in Bar Harbor, enjoy an afternoon on your own. Sip a coffee by the sea, stroll the quaint Main Street or take an optional nature cruise on Frenchman Bay. (FB) Day 4 | Bar Harbor | Pinkham Notch | North Conway (2 Nights) Bid farewell to the coast and travel over rolling hills ablaze with color on your way to the wooded valley of Pinkham Notch, formed during the last ice age as glaciers scoured the earth. Late this afternoon, arrive in the pretty town of North Conway on the edge of the White Mountain National Forest. After dinner, get acquainted with the local flora and fauna during an engaging talk by a A Local Expert. (FB  D) Hotel: Red Jacket Mountain View Resort Day 5 | White Mountains Excursion Spectacular fall foliage awaits as you journey through Crawford Notch. See the Silver Cascade Waterfall and Bretton Woods offering stunning views of Mount Washington, the tallest peak in northeast. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. (FB) Day 6 | North Conway | Ludlow Visit an historic woolen mill in Quechee that now houses the Simon Pearce glassblowing workshop. Relish a  A Be My Guest  lunch featuring local ingredients delicately arranged on Simon Pearce’s beautiful stem and flatware and delve into the art and science of glassblowing. Later, get a

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Includes: 7 nights’ accommodations (5 hotels). Welcome Reception with light appetizers. 7 full breakfasts. Be My Guest lunch. 4 dinners (including 3 three course dinners and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown. All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 3.

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 122 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 8 | Springfield | Lexington and Concord | Depart Boston Travel east to see the birthplace of the American Revolution and the “shot heard round the world” as made famous in Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Concord Hymn.” The battles of Lexington and Concord were the first skirmishes in the American war for independence and these small towns are still rich in history. See the famous statue of the Minute Man, adjacent to Concord’s historic North Bridge. Stop at Lexington Green, which saw the first drops of blood spilled in what George Washington laconically called “the dispute with the British.” Then it’s back to Boston where you are transferred to Boston Logan International Airport or to the hotel in Boston if you’d like to extend your stay.  (FB) Please do not schedule any flights before 4 p.m.

Cadillac Mountain, Maine

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Historic Highlights A portrait of American history, this trip mixes the modern bustle of Washington, D.C., the simple Amish life of Lancaster County, and landmarks from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. It’s Insider moments like… standing on the battlefield as a foremost expert of the Civil War talks of the people behind the Gettysburg battle. Painting a picture of the war cries and cannons that ripped through the tranquil landscape before you, they share incredible details that bring this eerie setting to life. We also meet another local in Washington, D.C., who talks about the history and the modern day happenings of America’s capital city, as they reveal some of its most iconic monuments and memorials.

Washington Monument, Washington D.C.

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Washington, D.C. (2 Nights) Welcome to Washington, D.C.! Check into your hotel and spend your afternoon relaxing or set out on your own to take in some highlights of the nation’s capital city. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Capital Hilton Day 2 | Washington, D.C. Monuments and Memorials | Free Time

The White House, Washington, D.C.

It's iconic places City tours of Washington, D.C. and Philadephia. Visit Arlington Cemetery, Lancaster County, Gettysburg National Military Park, Jamestown and Colonial Williamsburg. See the Washington Monument, U.S. Capitol Building and The Liberty Bell. Scenic Drive in Shenandoah National Park.

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Immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation, joining a A Local Expert  to view the White House, the striking Washington Monument and the National Mall, stretching from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol building. Reflect on the country’s most turbulent days at the Lincoln Memorial and the somber World War II memorial. Visit Arlington National Cemetery, where many of America’s heroes rest, on a narrated tram ride. This afternoon, enjoy some free time to chart your own course through America’s capital city. (FB)

Day 3 | Washington, D.C. | Mount Vernon | Yorktown | Williamsburg (2 Nights) From the nation’s capital, travel to the home of its first president, George Washington, on the banks of the Potomac River in Mount Vernon. Visit the Yorktown Victory Center and watch Revolutionary War history come to life. Delve even further into America’s past upon arriving in Williamsburg—settled in 1638 as Middle Plantation. Enjoy the evening to relax. (FB) Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg Day 4 | Jamestown | Colonial Williamsburg Before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, Captain John Smith and his hardy band of 104 settlers established the first permanent English settlement in the New World—Jamestown. With the insight of your guide, you’ll find out how rough life was for the early colonists when they came to America in 1607. Walk through the life-size re-creations of the colonists’ crude fort, explore the mock-up Native American Powhatan village and climb aboard a

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replica of one of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia. Then, fast forward to the 18th century to spend the rest of the day in Colonial Williamsburg, Britain’s largest colony in the New World from 1699 to 1780. Chat with blacksmiths, take in a fife and drum parade, even engage in some politicking with a costumed Federalist in the town square. This evening, head to a local tavern for a delicious Regional Meal followed by a walking tour. (FB RM) Day 5 | Williamsburg | Monticello | Charlottesville Visit the very spot where George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were inspired by Patrick Henry’s fiery “Give me liberty or give me death” speech when you visit St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia. For a more genteel window into Jefferson’s life, explore Monticello (translating to “little mountain”), his neoclassical Italian estate perched atop a hill. Continue to Charlottesville where you have the afternoon to explore the city. Relax this evening over dinner. (FB D) Hotel: Omni Charlottesville Day 6 | Charlottesville | Shenandoah National Park | Gettysburg Bid farewell to Charlottesville and travel through Shenandoah National Park along beautiful Skyline Drive before continuing on to Gettysburg. Here you’ll immerse yourself in the narrative of the U.S. Civil War. Visit the incredible Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, home to the breathtaking Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama painting. (FB) Hotel: Wyndham Gettysburg Day 7 | Gettysburg | Lancaster County | Philadelphia Cannons blazing, trumpets sounding, the blue and the gray—join your A Local Expert  at the site of one of the Civil

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Trip Type: Regional 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 also the backdrop for Abraham Lincoln’s call for “a new birth of freedom” in his famed Gettysburg Address. A short drive takes you from war to the peace of Lancaster’s traditional Amish agricultural community.  Spend some time among their verdant fields and clapboard farmhouses before arriving in Philadelphia, site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Stay in the heart of the city’s historic district, within walking distance of dozens of landmark buildings. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow American history enthusiasts for a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB  FD) Hotel: Sheraton Society Hill

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 122 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 8 | Philadelphia | Depart Washington, D.C. Walk in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin in one of the foremost cities of American history. Begin with a visit to the National Constitution Center—an interactive museum tracing the history of the U.S. Constitution and the effects it has had around the world. Then explore Independence National Historic Park, home of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Return to Washington, D.C., where a transfer connects you to Dulles International Airport or Ronald Reagan National Airport, or to the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C., for guests extending their stay.  (FB) Please do not schedule flights before 5:30 p.m.  from Dulles International Airport or 6:30 p.m. from Ronald Reagan National Airport.

Cannon On Gettysburg Battlefield

KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-Off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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Great East Coast Cities The White House, Liberty Bell and Times Square – see some of the United States’ most famous landmarks in this gentle discovery of great American cities. It’s Insider moments like… hearing how an old recipe emerged from an attic to revolutionize America’s craft beer industry at Samuel Adams Brewery. It’s following the footsteps of U.S. presidents to stay at the longest continuously operating hotel in America. It’s passing through sculpted iron gates on your way to look around Cornelius Vanderbilt’s palatial mansion in Newport – the socialite called it his ‘cottage’. And, of course, it’s seeing the iconic sights of Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York and Boston.

Times Square, New York

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Washington, D.C. (2 Nights) Welcome to Washington, D.C. Your leisurely exploration of America’s favorite 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 city. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel:  Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Day 2 | Washington, D.C. Sightseeing and At Leisure

Boston, Massachusetts

It's iconic places City tours of Washington, D.C. and New York City. Orientation tour of Boston. Visit The Breakers mansion in Newport. View Philadelphia and Independence National Historic Park. See the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol Building. Take a scenic drive along Ocean Drive in Newport.

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Washington Monument, Washington D.C.

Immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation today as you join a A Local Expert 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. 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 neighborhood, designed by Pierre Charles L’Enfant just after the Civil War. (FB)

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$2450 (per person twin share)

Includes: 7 nights’ accommodations (1 Authentic Accommodations and 2 hotels). Welcome Reception with light appetizers. 7 full breakfasts. 3 dinners (including 2 three course dinners and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown. All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 3.

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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: New York Hilton Midtown Day 4 | New York Sightseeing and At Leisure Take a bite out of the Big Apple today on a tour of the city’s highlights with a A Local Expert. 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) Day 5 | New York City | Boston (3 Nights) 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

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Frequent traveler discount SAVE up to $128 p.p. Other Young traveler discount savings SAVE up to $255 Quad room discount $425 p.p.

Trip Type: At Leisure higher learning, founded just a few years after Boston itself. This afternoon, get to know Boston’s most famous beer, a A Local Specialty,  with a tour and tasting at the Samuel Adams Brewery. Arrive in Boston at the Omni Parker House. (FB D) Hotel: Omni Parker House A Authentic Accommodation 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 summertime 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. (FB)

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 122 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Authentic Accommodation Omni Parker House, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Stay at an Historic Hotel of America, our A Authentic Accommodation and landmark of Boston since 1855 whose legendary “Saturday Club” was frequented by some of the brightest minds from the Golden Age of Literature. Generations of local and national politicians—including Ulysses S. Grant, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and William Jefferson Clinton—also assembled for private meetings, press conferences, and power breakfasts here.

Day 7 | Newport Excursion 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 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 This morning, say farewell to “The City on a Hill”. A transfer is provided to Boston Logan International Airport or extend your stay at the Omni Parker House. (FB)

The Breakers mansion, Newport

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Trails of Liberty Exciting moments in U.S. history are uncovered in this East Coast family encounter, from the Declaration of Independence to the Battle of Gettysburg and the first English settlement. It’s Insider moments like… standing in the very spots history was made while our local historians’ stories reveal all– from why the Liberty Bell cracked to how the Battle of Gettysburg was won. Our local Shenandoah storyteller transports you to a world of myth and legend, while our Amish expert leaves most questioning how their own family would cope without TV. You won’t need to wonder if they could cope without chocolate, as you get to pick your favorite treats to create your own candy bar at Hershey’s Chocolate World.

Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Washington, D.C. (2 Nights) Ghosts and heroes, ammunition and battle strategies, chocolate making and barbecue—you’re sure to have a blast as history comes alive on this patriotic adventure! Check into your hotel, then set out on your own to explore the nation’s capital. At 6 p.m. gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Kick-off Party. (KP) Hotel:  Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Day 2 | Washington, D.C. Sightseeing and Free Time

Colonial Williamsburg

It's iconic places City tours of Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia. Visit Arlington Cemetery, Lancaster County, Hershey’s Chocolate World, Gettysburg National Military Park. See the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol Building. Scenic drive along Skyline Drive through  Shenandoah National Park.

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Join a A Local Expert for a tour of the capital and many of its famous landmarks. View the Washington Monument, the National Mall, the Capitol and the White House. You’ll be awed as you walk right up to the Lincoln Memorial and World War II Memorial. Visit Arlington National Cemetery and hear all about the final resting place of the nation’s heroes on a narrated tram ride. You get the rest of the afternoon to explore wherever you want. Maybe visit one of the world’s greatest museums—the Smithsonian Institution; check out the space vehicles at the National Air and Space Museum or look up at the bellies of the gigantic dinosaurs at the Museum of Natural History. (FB) Day 3 | Washington, D.C. | Philadelphia Sightseeing and Free Time Follow in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin,

the great inventor and statesman, as you travel to Philadelphia. Stop at the Reading Terminal Market, an old train shed opened in 1892 that now houses a huge marketplace and food stands serving up yummy local delights. With so many choices, you may need a while to decide which treats you want to try—maybe dig into an authentic Philly Cheesesteak or a piping hot Pennsylvania Dutch apple dumpling. Continue on to the Independence National Historic Park and visit the National Constitution Center. Ever wonder why the Liberty Bell cracked? You’ll find out when you visit the giant bell on display in its own pavilion. View Independence Hall where Franklin and the other founding fathers started the country’s favorite national holiday with the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore the friendly “City of Brotherly Love.” (FB) Hotel:  Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia – Historic District Day 4 | Philadelphia | Lancaster County | Hershey | Gettysburg Set out this morning for the rolling countryside of Lancaster County. Learn about an entirely different way of life without technology as you ride back in time aboard a horse-drawn wagon and learn about the traditional lifestyle of the Amish with a A Local Expert. Then, be treated to an Amish family-style lunch. Travel on to yet another world—Hershey’s Chocolate World that is—where you’ll learn

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$2075 (per person twin share)

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“Four score and seven years ago,” Gettysburg was one of the most important battlegrounds in the Civil War where President Lincoln gave his remarkable Gettysburg Address. Tour the battlefield with a A Local Expert and be amazed by the greatest collection of Civil War relics at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum. Then, leave the war behind and travel into the peaceful mountains to Shenandoah National Park. Walk with a guide who will teach you about the park’s history, wildlife and native plants. After a hearty barbecue dinner, settle in around a crackling bonfire and listen to a local storyteller bring the legends of Shenandoah to life. Then, challenge your fellow travelers in a contest to see who can toast the ultimate golden marshmallow for the best s’more ever. (FB D) Hotel: Skyland Resort Day 6 | Shenandoah | Charlottesville | Williamsburg (2 Nights) Roll on down picturesque Skyline Drive as you head on over to Charlottesville for a Southern lunch at historic Michie Tavern and get a peek into 18th century tavern life. Continue on to Williamsburg, the early Colonial capital. This evening, don’t be spooked when you walk by candlelight with a storyteller narrating the ghostly legends of the “Hauntings of Williamsburg.” (FB  L) Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg

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Hear ye, Hear ye! Get up and get going to visit Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America. With the insight of your guide, you’ll find out how difficult life was for the early colonists when they came to America in 1607. History comes alive as you meet costumed characters and walk through the life-size re-creations of the colonists’ crude fort, explore the mock-up Native American Powhatan village and climb aboard a replica of one of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia. Then, fast forward to the 18th century to spend the rest of the day in Colonial Williamsburg, Britain’s largest colony in the New World from 1699 to 1780. Get in the spirit along Gloucester Street where townspeople in character go about their daily lives in faithfully restored shops, taverns and homes. Tonight, feast on a Farewell Dinner with your newfound friends. (FB FD)

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the chocolate making process and everyone will get to try their hand at this A Local Specialty and make their own customized chocolate candy bar! Tonight, remember Abraham Lincoln as you settle into historic Gettysburg. Enjoy a historical Regional Meal at the “most haunted” 19th century Farnsworth House Inn with a special guest. (FB L RM) Hotel: Wyndham Gettysburg

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 122 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 8 | Williamsburg | Mount Vernon | Depart Washington, D.C. Be assured that George Washington really did sleep here with this morning’s visit to Mount Vernon, the home and final resting place of George Washington, the first President of the United States. Kids, search for clues to solve the nine different puzzles with the special map you will receive as you tour the mansion and gardens, and walk along the forest trail to meet the farm animals. Return to Washington, D.C. where your journey ends with a transfer to the airport or to the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel for guests extending their stay. (FB) Please do not schedule flights before 6 p.m. from Ronald Reagan National Airport or  7 p.m. from Dulles International Airport.

Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, Philadelphia

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Secrets of the Old South Delving into the culture of the Deep South taking in cities like Savannah and Charleston, trials and tales of local Civil War history, and the South’s famous hospitality. It’s Insider moments like… sharing a delicious meal of Carolina low-country cuisine with an expert Gullah historian, who reveals tales of ancient traditions, local culture, and maybe even a song or two. It’s also learning about the Civil War at a Baptist Church in Savannah, where a friend of the church tells of the Underground Railroad which used it as a refuge for slaves in the 1800s. And visiting Middleton Place, home of America’s oldest landscaped gardens, on an in-depth tour into the plantation’s history.

Forsyth Park, Savannah

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Savannah (2 Nights) Welcome to Savannah, the oldest city in the state of Georgia! Rich with history, charm and famous for its hospitality, this lovely city is quintessentially Southern. Your hotel is located in the heart of the Historic District, so enjoy some time to explore or do a little relaxing before joining your Travel Director and fellow travelers at the hotel at 6 p.m. for a Welcome Reception to kick off your vacation. (WR) Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Historic District Charleston waterfront, South Carolina

It's iconic places City tours of Savannah, Hilton Head, Beaufort and  Charleston. Visit the Savannah Baptist Church and Harbor Town Lighthouse in Hilton Head, and Middleton Place, Battery Park, and the Charleston Tea Plantation.

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Day 2 | Savannah Sightseeing Begin your day with a Trolley Tour through historic Savannah discovering 21 historic squares, incredible architecture, the beginnings of the Girl Scouts and much more. Learn about local Civil War history during a visit to Fort Pulaski and discover how the Confederate siege that took place here was a turning point in military history.

Tonight, indulge in a Regional Meal during a visit to a former fish camp on Tybee Island that slowly evolved into a local’s favorite eatery serving the best seafood in the area. Though frequented by society moguls and socialites, pretentious it is not, for the famed motto of this hotspot is “where the elite eat in their bare feet.” (FB RM) Day 3 | Savannah | Hilton Head (2 Nights) Before departing Savannah, get a real taste of Southern culture during a visit to the Savannah Baptist Church, a historic church which once served as a stop on the Underground Railroad in the mid1800s. Meet your A Local Expert  who shares stories of this amazing place. There is leisure time for lunch on your own to perhaps find a cozy eatery on River Street along the Savannah waterfront dotted with century old buildings that have been

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converted to antique shops, boutiques, galleries, and fabulous restaurants. Take in one of the local museums or historic home tours before departing for the low-country resort town of Hilton Head,  an island rich in thousands of years of history. (FB) Hotel: Omni Hilton Head Day 4 | Hilton Head Free Time and Sightseeing After some free time this morning, climb to the top of the Harbor Town Lighthouse, the island’s most recognizable feature. Then set out for a guided exploration of Hilton Head and learn about William Hilton, the English sea captain who  lent  his name to the island. Continue to Bluffton, an early 1800s resort town dotted with antebellum homes, quaint shops and undeniable charm.  This evening back in Hilton Head, join a special A Be My Guest  dinner with a  local Gullah historian who regales you with  stories of this amazing ancestry and how its traditions have been preserved throughout the generations. During the Civil War, hundreds of freed slaves, or Gullah as they were called, flocked to Hilton Head after the Union blockade. Learn about their trials and how the island became their refuge during a delicious meal of southern cuisine. (FB BG) Day 5 | Hilton Head | Beaufort | Charleston (3 Nights) Bid farewell to Hilton Head and continue to the charming town of Beaufort, consistently named one of America’s best small towns. Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the scenic city and discover the gorgeous antebellum and Victorian homes, the local Civil War history, and even a little about Beaufort’s Hollywood connection. This afternoon, visit Middleton Place, a National Historic Landmark and

Trip Type: Regional home to America’s oldest landscaped gardens, for a guided tour of the property. This beautiful place has remained under the same family stewardship for over 320 years! (FB) Hotel:  Courtyard by Marriott Historic District

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Day 6 | Charleston Sightseeing and Free Time Begin the day with a historic tour of Charleston alight with the colorful residences of Rainbow Row. Learn about the history of the Old Exchange Building and take in the waterfront Battery Park featuring southern mansions, cannons, cannon balls, oak trees, palmettos, statues, a gazebo, and incredible views of Fort Sumter, Castle Pinckney, and the Sullivan Island Lighthouse. Enjoy lunch at the Charleston Tea Plantation where you visit the tea fields for an informative tour and learn why tea, a  A Local Specialty, is ingrained in Southern culture. The remainder of the day and evening are yours to enjoy at leisure. Continue to explore lovely Charleston, relax at the hotel or join an optional dinner cruise on the harbor featuring live entertainment. (FB L) Day 7 | Charleston Free Time Today is yours to enjoy as you please with a full leisure day in Charleston to explore your own interests; perhaps spend the morning at the famous Charleston City Market or tour the Nathaniel Russell House. This evening, gather with your Travel Director and newfound friends for a delightful Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) Day 8 | Depart Charleston Bid farewell to Charleston with a transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay in Charleston. (FB)

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Tastes & Sounds of the South This trip gives you time to enjoy the South’s music and food – from Elvis’s Graceland to Creole cooking in New Orleans and grand antebellum hospitality in Natchez.  It’s Insider moments like… experiencing Southern hospitality at two period homes in one amazing evening. Joe Stone plays the piano for you as you sip cocktails, while Esther Carpenter – once listed among America’s top 20 female chefs – invites you to dinner. It’s getting to know the home of Rock n’ Roll with our passionate Memphis expert, and learning about the city’s role in the civil rights movement. And it’s learning about ‘white gold’ and the stark contrasts between life on a modern and pre-Civil War cotton plantation. as Elvis Presley recorded their iconic sounds. Explore the world’s country music capital, starting with Music Row, the heart of Nashville’s entertainment industry, and home to record labels, radio stations and recording studios. Tonight, enjoy a Regional Meal. (FB RM) Day 3 | Nashville Sightseeing

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The day is yours to discover Nashville as you wish. Perhaps visit the famous Ryman Auditorium or enjoy some live music at a honky tonk on Broadway street. This evening, head to the Grand Ole Opry, home to America’s longest-running live radio program. Dinner is on your own tonight to venture out and sample delicious Southern cuisine. (FB) Day 4 | Nashville | Memphis (2 Nights)

Graceland, Memphis

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Nashville (3 Nights) 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 traveling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Renaissance Nashville Day 2 | Nashville Sightseeing

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It's iconic places City tours of Memphis and New Orleans. Orientation tours of Nashville and Natchez. Visit Graceland, Oak Alley Plantation, Frogmore Plantation, Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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Start the morning with a sightseeing tour of Nashville! 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. Gain a A Unique Insight  into the life and music of Johnny Cash during a private performance and discussion with Johnny and June’s son, John Carter Cash. John (or a member of his family) entertains with his own original music, as well as a few numbers made famous by his legendary family. Ask your own questions about the legend at a meet and greet. 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 musicians such

This morning, hit the highway to Memphis along the Mississippi Delta. Upon arrival in Memphis, visit the National Civil Rights Museum before joining a  A Local Expert  who shares stories about Beale Street and Sun Studios, the Birthplace of Rock N’ Roll. See the hotel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated and savor the late-afternoon light on the Big Muddy. Enjoy the evening at leisure to explore or embark on a culinary adventure and enjoy a delectable meal at one of Memphis’ many restaurants. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Memphis Downtown Day 5 | Graceland Excursion 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. 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 leisure time this afternoon to pick up a pair before embarking on a Your Choice Dining experience where you choose from a selection for local eateries for the evening’s meal. (FB YC) Day 6 | Memphis | Natchez This morning, enjoy an exclusive tour of the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum before it opens

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to the rest of the public. Then depart for Natchez. Founded by the French in 1716, Natchez was home to a flowering antebellum culture. Take in more of the nation’s Southern history in Natchez and see the gracious homes overlooking the river. Tonight, enjoy an incredible evening highlighting Southern hospitality at a  A Be My Guest  dinner. Explore the private residence of Joe Stone, whose home, built in the 1850s, contains a gallery collection of rare maps, a quaint billiards hall, and exquisite ornamental glasswork. Joe performs on his 1903 Steinway grand piano and delves into the meaning and inspiration behind each piece of music as you enjoy a cocktail. Later, head over to the residence of Esther Carpenter, built in 1804, to hear the stories, past and present, about this historic estate in Natchez. Esther, a former Four Seasons Chef and once named one of the Top 20 women chef’s in America by USA Today, hosts a fourcourse dinner with wine featuring a true taste of Natchez and the Deep South. (FB BG) Hotel: Natchez Eola Day 7 | Natchez | Oak Alley | New Orleans (3 Nights) After breakfast, stop at Frogmore Plantation and 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  A Local Specialty  each day.  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.

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Delight in a hearty New Orleans breakfast and coffee before today’s exploration of the Crescent City. Join a tour with a A Local Expert and see the atmospheric French Quarter and Jackson Square, originally called Place d’Armes when it was the center 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)

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 122 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 9 | New Orleans At Leisure Enjoy a leisurely day to explore this vibrant city. 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 traveling companions for a Farewell Dinner at the famed Court of Two Sisters. (FB FD) Day 10 | Depart New Orleans Extend your stay at the New Orleans Marriott or say ‘Au Revoir’ to the Big Easy this morning with a transfer provided to New Orleans International Airport. (FB)

Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville

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Florida’s Sunshine Trail This spotlight on America’s Sunshine State features Florida’s top attractions: the hotspots of Miami and Key West, natural spectacle of the Everglades, and cutting-edge Kennedy Space Center. It’s Insider moments like… being greeted by Kermit in Key West, complete with his green apron and white mustache, to be told the secrets behind the best Key Lime Pie, in the place it was invented. A local celebrity, who’s even made his pie for stars and TV shows, he lets you taste a sample of the delicious dessert. It’s also getting inside the landscape and lifestyles of the state: a local resident in Miami shares stories of life in Little Havana and the Art Deco district.

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Orlando Welcome to the Sunshine State! Relax or explore your resort with its breathtakingly beautiful tropical gardens and signature atriums that recreate three Florida environments from the gently rising mists of the Everglades, the funky and vibrant island revelry of Key West, and the Spanishinfused, old-world charm of St. Augustine. At 6 p.m. join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Gaylord Palms Resort South Beach, Miami

Day 2 | Orlando | St. Augustine | Cocoa Beach Travel north to St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city. An orientation tour introduces you to its charming cobblestone streets and historical landmarks. Climb aboard the Old Town Trolley to hear tales and interesting trivia from conductors, as they bring 500 years of American history to life. If you like, relive the story of the first settlement in North America and visit Castillo de San Marcos, the Spanish fort built in the 17th century. Experience early St. Augustine as you visit old St. Augustine Village, featuring houses from the 18th and 19th centuries and the oldest wooden school in the Americas. Arrive at your beachfront hotel on beautiful Cocoa Beach. (FB  D) Hotel:  Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront Day 3 | Cocoa Beach | Kennedy Space Center | West Palm Beach

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It's iconic places Orientation tour of Miami. Visit Cocoa Beach, Space Coast, Key West, Naples and Fort Myers. View the wildlife of the Everglades and Apollo Beach. Scenic drives through St. Augustine and the Florida Keys.

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Explore the Kennedy Space Center on a NASA coach for a panoramic view of space shuttle launch pads at the LC-39 Observation Gantry. Then experience the historic Apollo 8 launch and marvel at a massive 364-foot-long Saturn V moon rocket at the Apollo/Saturn V Center. At the IMAX theater, the dream of spaceflight comes alive with a wall of sound, a five-story screen and realistic 3D special effects featuring dramatic footage shot by NASA astronauts during actual missions—you will feel like you’re floating alongside them! End your space journey at lunch where you are joined by a veteran astronaut from NASA’s famous Astronaut Corps. This afternoon, continue to West Palm Beach. (FB  L) Hotel:  West Palm Beach Marriott

Day 4 | West Palm Beach | Key West (2 Nights) Head south this morning along the fabled “Road to Paradise”—the Florida Keys Scenic Highway. With the Atlantic Ocean on your left and the Gulf of Mexico on your right, the highway winds through vistas of natural beauty and areas rich in history, legends and stunning views. Stop at the Dolphin Research Center to say hello to dolphins and sea lions before arriving in Key West. Then explore Key West aboard the world-famous Conch Train Tour and discover Key West Historic District’s many points of interest including world famous Duval Street, the Key West Bight, West Martello Fort, and much more. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Suites Key West Day 5 | Key West Sightseeing and Free Time This morning, learn about (and sample!) the history of the Keys’ favorite dessert and  A Local Specialty, the Key Lime Pie. The rest of the day is free to pursue your own interests. Key West is known for its amazing variety of aquatic and land-based activities. Not sure what kind of activities you want to do? Not a problem—your Travel Director is happy to help. Tonight, join the Sunset Celebration festivities in Mallory Square at the historic Key West waterfront and see the sun sink into the Gulf of Mexico. (FB) Day 6 | Key West | Miami (2 Nights) On to Miami today where, upon arrival, you’ll enjoy  a walking tour of the historic Art Deco District with a  A Local Expert. Discover the architectural crown jewels of South Beach’s one-square-mile of traditional Art Deco in the first 20th century neighborhood to be recognized by the National Register of Historic Places. You’ll also view the area’s most infamous residence, Casa Casuarina, once the home of Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace. The afternoon and evening are yours to explore. (FB) Hotel:  Courtyard Miami Coconut Grove Day 7 | Miami Free Time and Sightseeing Enjoy today at leisure in vibrant Miami. This evening, meet in Little Havana for a

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walking tour with a  A Local Expert. The Cuban owner of a popular Little Havana restaurant welcomes you tonight for a  A Be My Guest dinner. Indulge in a glass of sangria while the host enlightens you on the influences Cuban cuisine has in Little Havana. After some appetizers, sit down for a dinner featuring classic Cuban dishes, followed by a cup of café con leche and homemade Cuban dessert. (FB BG) Day 8 | Miami | Everglades | Naples | Fort Myers (2 Nights) Bid farewell to Miami before embarking on a thrilling airboat excursion through the Everglades. It’s an exciting ride through the saw grass prairies and mangrove wilderness. If you’re lucky, you may get up-close with alligators, native wildlife and a variety of birds, such as the blue heron, American egret, bald eagle and osprey. Arrive in Naples this afternoon and explore the quaint city. Then it’s on to Fort Myers for the evening. (FB) Hotel:  Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Day 9 | Edison and Ford Winter Estates Excursion Visit the  Edison and Ford Winter Estates today, a historical  museum  and 17 acre botanical garden  near the winter homes of  Thomas Edison  and  Henry Ford in southwestern Florida. The present site dates from 1885, when Edison first visited Florida and purchased the property to build a vacation home. His home served as a winter retreat and place of relaxation until his death in 1931. His wife, Mina, deeded the property to Fort Myers 16 years later in memory of her husband and the site was opened to the public for all to enjoy.  Today, the estates and grounds are a non-profit corporation whose mission is to protect, preserve and interpret the site for future

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Trip Type: Regional growth and development. Edison’s beautiful botanical garden contains more than a thousand varieties of plants from around the world, including  African Sausage Trees  and a 400-foot (120  meter)  banyan tree  given by  Harvey Firestone  in 1925. It was originally an experimental garden for industrial products, but Mrs. Edison gave the garden an aesthetic turn with plantings of  roses,  orchids  and  bromeliads. Enjoy a Regional Meal this evening with your travel companions. (FB RM) Day 10 | Fort Myers | Tampa This morning, tour the dazzling palatial mansion, Ca’ d’Zan, of John and Mable Ringling (of circus fame). With a guide, discover this tribute to the American Dream reflecting the splendor and romance of Italy. Afterward, visit the Circus Museum celebrating the American circus, its history, and unique relationship to Sarasota. A Farewell Dinner celebration is served tonight—the perfect ending to your Florida vacation. (FB  FD) Hotel: InterContinental Tampa

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Day 11 | Tampa | Depart Orlando Visit the Manatee Viewing Center in Apollo Beach. From a variety of observation platforms, you may get a chance to view manatees gathering in the clean, warm water when the temperature of Tampa Bay is warm enough (This is a seasonal visit, generally November 1st through April 15th). Then it’s time to bid farewell to the Sunshine State. Your Florida trail ends at Orlando International Airport or the Gaylord Palms Resort for those wishing to extend their stay in Orlando to visit one of the many amusements parks such as Walt Disney World, Universal or SeaWorld Orlando Resorts. (FB) Please do not schedule any flight before 3 p.m.

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Route 66 It’s all about the journey as we hit this famous highway from Chicago to L.A. Known as the Main Street of America, the stops on this ‘bucket list’ experience reveal classic Americana. It’s Insider moments like... racing to make the best barbecue sauce from the spices on your picnic table before two local families, real barbecue championship winners, vote which is best. A true American ‘pit master’ serves downhome dishes, from pulled pork to St Louis-style ribs. It’s also visiting The Hill in St Louis, where our Midwest friend shows you his Italian neighborhood and teaches you bocce. And it’s meeting first responders and survivors from the 1995 Oklahoma tragedy, who recount stories of that fateful day.

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Chicago Welcome to the starting point of Route 66! Get settled in at your hotel. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel:  The Palmer House Hilton A Authentic Accommodation Day 2 | Chicago | Springfield | St. Louis (2 Nights) After an introduction to the Windy City, including elegant Lakeshore Drive and the Magnificent Mile, hit the road for a good, old-fashioned American road trip. Explore the history and cultural impact of America’s Mother Road at the Route 66 Association Hall of Fame and Museum. Roll on southwest to Springfield, on the way to St. Louis, the Gateway to the West. (FB) Hotel: Omni Majestic Day 3 | St. Louis Sightseeing

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It's iconic places Orientation tours of Chicago and Los Angeles. Visit the Route 66 Association Hall of Fame and Museum, St. Louis, the hideaway of Jesse James at Meramec Caverns, Branson, the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Tulsa, the Oklahoma City National Memorial and National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Clinton, Albuquerque, Grand Canyon National Park and Las Vegas. View the striking outdoor installations at Cadillac Ranch and the Petrified Forest National Park.

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Get ready for a real taste of America’s Midwest today, starting with the view from atop the famed St. Louis Gateway Arch. Head to “The Hill” and learn about St. Ambrose Church, the history of the Italian immigrants and why they came to and stayed in St. Louis. This A Unique Insight introduces you to wonderful Italian markets and the ancient game of Bocce. Afterward, experience another American favorite with a guided tour of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery—from the stables of the Clydesdales to the tasting room—where you enjoy a sample of this  A Local Specialty. And what goes better with beer than barbecue? Learn to mix up your own sweet and spicy sauce with a team of master BBQ chefs and enjoy a rib-sticking A Be My Guest dinner, hot off the grill. (FB BG) Day 4 | St. Louis | Meramec Caverns | Branson Begin your day by crossing the Mississippi River via the Chain of Rocks Bridge. Go underground in Meramec Caverns, a former hideout of Jesse James, for a glimpse of some outstanding subterranean formations. Then it’s onward to the Ozarks and the lively American musical mecca of Branson. Explore Branson Landing, a shopping, dining and entertainment hub on the shores of Lake Taneycomo. Tonight, perhaps get your kicks at an optional dinner show. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing

Day 5 | Branson | Will Rogers Memorial | Oklahoma City (2 Nights) Roll on through historic Joplin, Missouri into eastern Oklahoma. Stop to visit the Will Rogers Museum dedicated to the famous American humorist. Tonight, enjoy a Regional Meal in the vibrant warehouse district of Bricktown at Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse. (FB  RM) Hotel: Courtyard Oklahoma City Downtown Day 6 | Oklahoma City Sightseeing and Free Time Get a taste of the Old West at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Later, visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, honoring the 1995 bombing victims. Get a  A Unique Insight into the events of that infamous day through the eyes of someone who experienced it as they recount stories from the tragic event. The rest of the day is yours to explore historic Bricktown. (FB) Day 7 | Oklahoma City | Route 66 Museum | Amarillo In Clinton, explore a classic collection of Route 66 history, memorabilia and culture. Crossing into the Texas Panhandle, return to Old Route 66 for a scenic drive before stopping at Amarillo, the “yellow rose of Texas.” (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn West Day 8 | Amarillo | Albuquerque (2 Nights) Yes, those are 10 classic Cadillacs buried nose down in the dirt, the famed Cadillac Ranch pop art installation just outside Amarillo. Stop in Tucumcari, where a large number of the vintage motels and restaurants built in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s are still in existence. Travel on to Albuquerque where the spirit of Route 66 still thrives. Take a walking tour of Old Town and see the old adobe architecture with a A Local Expert. Tonight, don your poodle skirt or leather jacket for a dinner at the 66 Diner with its 1950s jukebox and blue-plate specials that have hardly changed since the heyday of the “Main Street of America.” (FB D) Hotel: Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Day 9 | Albuquerque Sightseeing and Free Time Enjoy the day exploring on your own. Visit one of the many museums, relax in a cafe or perhaps opt to visit southwestern arts-filled Santa Fe. (FB)

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Day 10 | Albuquerque | Flagstaff Cruise through Gallup this morning and see the history of Route 66 on the main drag. See the Historic El Rancho hotel, which served as a home base to the movie stars who came to the desert for their films. Crossing into Arizona, watch the sun play over the changing colors of the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest National Park. See the Wigwam Motel in Holbrook and the Man Standing on the Corner in Winslow before arriving in Flagstaff with its quaint downtown and pine-forested hills. (FB  D) Hotel: Doubletree Woodlands Day 11 | Flagstaff | Cameron Trading Post | Grand Canyon National Park Visit Cameron Trading Post to browse through handicrafts and maybe enjoy some tasty fry bread. This afternoon, wind along scenic Desert View Drive before arriving at the Grand Canyon. Spend the night inside the park, allowing time to explore this natural world wonder. (FB) Hotel:  National Park Lodges

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Trip Type: Discoveries Day 12 | Grand Canyon | Seligman | Kingman | Las Vegas Hit the road again, passing through Seligman then Peach Springs, the town that was the inspiration for the Pixar movie Cars. Then drive through Hackberry, a Route 66 ghost town along the original route. Further ahead, stop in Kingman, a Route 66 hotspot that has kept the old culture alive. Then it’s full speed ahead to glittering Las Vegas. The afternoon and evening are yours. (FB) Hotel: Paris Las Vegas Day 13 | Las Vegas | Hollywood | Los Angeles Travel from Sin City to the City of Angels today, with one last jaunt on Route 66 near the town of Barstow. Upon arrival in Los Angeles, embark on a sightseeing city tour. This evening, celebrate your journey at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB  FD) Hotel:  The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites Day 14 | Depart Los Angeles Transfer to Los Angeles International Airport for your flight home or extend your stay. (FB)

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Authentic Accommodation The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illnois, USA This elegant hotel, an  A Authentic Accommodation, became an epicenter for entertainment in the mid 1900s hosting entertainers such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland and is the oldest continuously operating hotel in America.

Route 66 with Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Ref: DRSB Join this special departure and experience the famous International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, the world’s largest and most photographed event of its kind! Day 1 to Day 8   These days will operate as per days 1-8 on the 14 day itinerary. Hotel: BW Plus Rio Grande Inn Day 9 | Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Rise early to watch the greatest show in the air. Gaze in wonder as hundreds of brightly colored hot air balloons rise into the clear blue fall sky. You’ll enjoy this once and a lifetime experience in the exclusive Chasers’ Club featuring

guaranteed private seating, deluxe views of the launch and hot food! Gather again this evening for the spectacular Balloon Glow where all the balloons light their burners in unison to illuminate the night sky. Conclude your day with a bang at the After Glow fireworks show! (FB) Day 10 to Day 14   These days will operate as per Days 10-14 on the 14 Day itinerary.

Route 66, New Mexico.

KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-Off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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East Coast USA & Canada America and Canada’s principal eastern metropolises meet on this multi-city break featuring New York City, Boston, D.C., Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City – with Niagara Falls fusing the two. It’s Insider moments like… sleeping in the setting of historic events at Boston’s elegant Omni Parker House. Dating back to 1855, JFK proposed to Jackie O at the hotel, Malcolm X and Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh worked there, and Boston Cream Pie was invented in its kitchens. The intriguing politics of Washington, D.C. are explained by an expert we know in the capital  who shows you the key sights and shares the secrets of the city’s powerful players. We also meet locals in Montreal and Quebec City, each adding a personal spin to their home cities. War memorials with a A Local Expert. Enjoy the remainder of the day on your own— perhaps visit one of the Smithsonian’s museums or galleries or take a stroll around Dupont Circle. (FB) Day 4 | Washington, D.C. | Lancaster County/Amish Country

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Welcome to New York! Check into your hotel and head out on your own for an afternoon of discovering New York City. Grab a slice of pizza or a hot dog from a street vendor, browse the high-end shops or just relax at your hotel. At 5:30 p.m. meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: New York Marriott East Side Day 2 | New York | Philadelphia | Washington, D.C. (2 Nights)

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It's iconic places City tours of Washington, D.C., Montreal, Quebec City and Boston.  Orientation tours of New York City, Toronto and Ottawa. Visit Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake  and Lancaster County. Scenic Drive along Ocean Drive in Newport. 

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Take a bite out of the Big Apple on an orientation tour of the city. View the towering Empire State Building, pulsating Times Square and grand Central Park. Travel on to the City of Brotherly Love and visit the Liberty Bell Center. View Independence Hall, site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, before traveling on to Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital. This evening enjoy a dinner in the capital city. (FB D) Hotel: Capital Hilton Day 3 | Washington, D.C. Sightseeing and Free Time Immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation today as you view the White House, the U.S. Capitol Building, the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II and Vietnam

Roll back in time to explore the rural back roads of Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County with a A Local Expert. Learn about the traditional agricultural lifestyle of the Amish and the Mennonites, who live much the same as they did when they first settled here over 200 years ago. Arrive at your hotel, an historic preservation in the heart of Amish Country. Tonight, after a hearty dinner, practice preparing whoopie pies, a delicious A Local Specialty, for your dessert. (FB  D) Hotel:  The Inn at Leola Village A Authentic Accommodation Day 5 | Lancaster County | Niagara Falls (2 Nights) Depart Lancaster County and journey across Pennsylvania into the eastern corner of New York. Stop at the Corning Museum of Glass, a A Local Specialty, where centuries of both ancient and contemporary glassware are on display. Marvel at the beautiful sculptures and learn about the amazing discoveries from their scientific research department. Arrive in Canada at the majestic Niagara Falls. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview Day 6 | Niagara Falls Sightseeing and Free Time After soaking up the panoramic views and thunderous roar of the falls, set out on an exhilarating boat ride to the base of spectacular Horseshoe Falls. Enjoy some free time to explore on your own before traveling on to the picturesque community of Niagara-on-the-Lake. This evening, visit a family-owned winery for an exclusive tour and tasting of their award-winning wines, including ice wine, a specialty to the region and a drink that can only be produced in a few other areas of the world. Later, relax at a A Be My Guest dinner with bucolic views of the vineyard. (FB BG) Day 7 | Niagara Falls | Toronto Arrive on the shores of the Great Lake Ontario and cosmopolitan Toronto today and set out for an orientation tour of the

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city. There is time to explore on your own this afternoon or even set out for an optional tour of the CN Tower. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Centre Toronto Day 8 | Toronto | Ottawa Travel to Ottawa, Canada’s stately capital. Enjoy an introductory tour of the city, including the elegant buildings of Parliament Hill; Rideau Hall, the residence of the Governor General of Canada and the beautiful downtown galleries and museums. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Ottawa Day 9 | Ottawa | Montreal Today takes you from Canada’s administrative capital to the cultural heart of French Canada and the largest French-speaking city outside of France. This evening, enjoy a dinner at a restaurant in charming Old Montreal. (FB  D) Hotel: Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Day 10 | Montreal | Quebec City (2 Nights) Your A Local Expert introduces you to the pleasures of Montreal, including the spectacular Notre-Dame Basilica, the colorful port area and Place JacquesCartier, epicenter of the old city. Stop at Mount Royal for a panoramic view, and then wind your way along the beautiful St. Lawrence River to the fortified walls of Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (FB D) Hotel: Hilton Quebec Day 11 | Quebec City Sightseeing and Free Time Explore Quebec City’s winding streets and historic sites with your A Local Expert. Learn about the city’s French and English military past at the fortified Citadel and the Plains of Abraham, the site of a major colonial battle. This afternoon, perhaps visit a gallery, take a carriage ride through the cobblestone streets or simply relax at a cafe. (FB)

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Trip Type: Discoveries Day 12 | Quebec City | Franconia Notch | Boston (2 Nights) Leave the birthplace of French Canada and cross back into the United States. Traverse New Hampshire on your way to Franconia Notch in the heart of the White Mountains. As you make your way through forests of sugar maple and white birch, watch for the black bear, moose and deer that call this area home. Arrive in Boston at your hotel. (FB) Hotel: Omni Parker House A Authentic Accommodation Day 13 | Boston Sightseeing and Free Time Discover Boston’s rich history, from the Old North Church to Boston Harbor—site of the famous Tea Party—and along the Freedom Trail. This afternoon, continue your exploration as you please—visit the bar that inspired the TV show  Cheers or explore the lovely Public Gardens. This evening, toast your vacation and your newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) Day 14 | Boston | Newport | Depart New York City Once the summer home of the Vanderbilts, Astors and Carnegies, the “captains of industry,” the seaside town of Newport now offers history aficionados a wealth of stunning architectural landmarks. See the rows of mansions along Ocean Drive before returning to New York. A transfer is provided to New York JFK International Airport and to the New York Marriott East Side hotel for those extending their stay. (FB) Please do not schedule any flights before 7 p.m.

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 122 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Authentic Accommodations The Inn at Leola Village, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Slated for demolition in 1999 to make way for a convenience store and an automotive servicing franchise, Dutch-style country homes and workplaces dating back to the 1800s were renovated to preserve their history and create what is now a truly unique A Authentic Accommodation. Omni Parker House, Boston, Massachusetts, USA The legendary ‘Saturday Club’ at this A Authentic Accommodation  was frequented by some of the brightest minds from the Golden Age of Literature—Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne and Longfellow. Generations of local and national politicians— including Ulysses S. Grant, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and William Jefferson Clinton—assembled for private meetings, press conferences, and power breakfasts here.

KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-Off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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Trans-American Grand Adventure A cross-country exploration of America, we head from Los Angeles to New York City, with every stop on our most comprehensive U.S. journey revealing more about its history, culture, and beauty. It’s Insider moments like... sipping wine from nearby Madison County winery, as we enjoy a leisurely lunch with a local in Winterset, where the famous Clint Eastwood movie was filmed. A leading expert on its legendary bridges shares stories of life here and proudly takes you to some of the historic crossings. And it’s exploring the bustling metropolises of Washington, D.C. and New York – meeting a local in each city who takes you beyond the city’s landmarks to reveal a different side of the destinations and add personal stories along the way.

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Los Angeles (2 Nights) Welcome to Los Angeles! Enjoy some time to explore this vibrant city before gathering at the hotel at 6 p.m. with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel:  Millenium Biltmore A Authentic Accommodation Day 2 | Los Angeles Sightseeing and Free Time Join an orientation tour of L.A. including a private tour of the Dolby Theatre. This afternoon, visit Santa Monica with its pedestrian-friendly Third Street Promenade and its iconic pier for lunch on your own. Visit the famous Getty Museum. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (FB D) Day 3 | Los Angeles | Las Vegas (2 Nights) Depart the City of Angels for Sin City, famous Las Vegas, the city that is unlike any other! (FB) Hotel: Monte Carlo Resort and Casino Day 4 | Las Vegas Free Time A full free day to take in all that Las Vegas has to offer; hit the casinos, do some shopping, or take in a show. (FB) Day 5 | Las Vegas | Grand Canyon

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Depart the glittering lights of Las Vegas for the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon. Meet a  A Local Expert  who explains the history and geology of the national park. (FB) Hotel: National Park Lodges Day 6 | Grand Canyon | Zion National Park From one marvel of nature to another, today head to the otherworldly Zion National Park. On the way, visit the historic Cameron Trading Post, and see Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell. (FB D) Hotel: BW Zion Park Inn

It's iconic places City tours of Chicago, Washington, D.C. and New York City. Orientation tours of Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. Visit the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, five national parks including Grand Canyon, Zion, Yellowstone, Badlands and Gettysburg, the Crazy Horse Memorial and Mount Rushmore in South Dakota’s Black Hills, and the Bridges of Madison County in Winterest. See Lake Powell. Travel along the Chicago River during an architectural cruise.

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Day 10 | Yellowstone Sightseeing and Free Time Discover all of the incredible features of Yellowstone with a full day of sightseeing. See famous Old Faithful, the thundering Yellowstone Falls, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, and countless brilliantly colored thermal springs. (FB D) Day 11 | Yellowstone | Cody | Sheridan Depart Yellowstone for Cody where you visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West with the world’s largest collection of Western artifacts. While here, a A Local Expert reveals stories of this famous western icon. This evening, arrive in Sheridan. (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Day 12 | Sheridan | Rapid City (2 Nights) Head into the Black Hills of South Dakota and the boomtown of Deadwood. Explore the town before you journey on to Rapid City where you’ll enjoy dinner this evening. (FB D) Hotel: Adoba Hotel Rapid City Day 13 | Black Hills Excursion Discover the massive Crazy Horse Memorial before heading to the famous sculpture that  is carved into the granite  face of Mount Rushmore. It memorializes  four of the U.S Presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. (FB) Day 14 | Rapid City | Sioux Falls

Before departing Zion, hop on board the park’s tram for a ride through the amazing scenery. Then it’s on to beautiful Salt Lake City. (FB) Hotel: Little America

Travel to Badlands National Park, stopping along the way at two of America’s most famous roadside stops, Wall Drug and Corn Palace. See the waterfalls of Big Sioux Rivers Falls Park. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (FB D) Hotel: Sheraton Sioux Falls

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down the Snake River (seasonal) before heading to Yellowstone. Meet a A Local Expert who takes you on a guided walk among the geysers, mudpots and hot springs. (FB) Hotel: National Park Lodges

Today it’s off to Jackson, home to the famous Antler Arch in the historic town square. Enjoy a Chuckwagon dinner with your traveling companions tonight. (FB  D) Hotel:  Rustic Inn Creekside Resort and Spa Day 9 | Jackson | Yellowstone (2 Nights) Embark on an optional float trip this morning

This morning visit the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center before continuing to Winterest, home to the famed Bridges of Madison County as featured in the hit blockbuster film. Enjoy a A Be My Guest lunch hosted by a foremost expert on the history of the bridges as well as the Hollywood connection to them. Later, visit the John

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Wayne Birthplace Museum. (FB BG) Hotel: Des Moines Marriott Downtown Day 16 | Des Moines | Chicago (3 Nights) Visit Iowa’s beautiful State Capitol Building and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum. Continue to Chicago with a stop at the John Deere Pavilion and World Headquarters. Enjoy a Regional Meal this evening and indulge in a local favorite, deep dish pizza. (FB  RM) Hotel:  The Palmer House Hilton A Authentic Accommodation Day 17 | Chicago Sightseeing and Free Time Embark on a sightseeing tour of Chicago, the birthplace of the skyscraper. Visit the observation deck of the 360 Chicago building and enjoy an architectural cruise on the Chicago River. (FB) Day 18 | Chicago Free Time Today is yours to discover Chicago at your leisure. Browse the shops along Magnificent Mile, visit the Field Museum or walk the famous Navy Pier. (FB) Day 19 | Chicago | Cleveland Travel to Cleveland where you’ll visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum. Enjoy dinner tonight at a local restaurant. (FB  D) Hotel: Westin Cleveland Downtown Day 20 | Cleveland | Niagara Falls, Canada (2 Nights) Cross the border and head to the incredible Niagara Falls where you’ll enjoy a  A Be My Guest dinner at a local winery featuring ice wine, a specialty of the region. (FB  BG) Hotel: Marriott Gateway on the Falls Day 21 | Niagara Falls Sightseeing and Free Time Embark on a boat cruise to the base of the awe-inspiring Horseshoe Falls and feel the power of this incredible natural wonder of the world. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (FB)

Day 22 | Niagara Falls | Pittsburgh Continue on to Pittsburgh. En route, visit Erie Maritime Museum and learn about one of the pivotal battles of the war of 1812. Enjoy dinner tonight with your fellow travelers at a local restaurant. (FB D) Hotel: Omni William Penn

Day 23 | Pittsburgh | Washington, D.C. (2 Nights) On the way to Washington, D.C., visit the site of the Gettysburg battlefield with a A Local Expert. Enjoy the evening at leisure. (FB) Hotel:  Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 122 for details. New York to Los Angeles Itinerary (Ref: DGAMR): This itinerary also operates in reverse, departing from New York and ending in Los Angeles. See www.trafalgar.com for details. Treadright: See page 23 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 24 | Washington, D.C. Sightseeing and Free Time Join a city tour of Washington, D.C. with a A Local Expert and discover amazing memorials and monuments in the nation’s capital city. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (FB) Day 25 | Washington, D.C. | Philadelphia | New York (2 Nights)

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Bid farewell to D.C. and stop in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, on the way to the Big Apple, New York City. (FB) Hotel: New York Marriott East Side

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Stay at our A Authentic Accommodation,  which has been the filming location for numerous award-winning feature films, television shows, cable specials and commercials. 

Embark on a city tour of New York with a A Local Expert.  Head to Rockefeller Center and climb to the top for the famous Top of the Rock view. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner tonight. (FB FD) Day 27 | Depart New York Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay in New York City. (FB)

Millenium Biltmore, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, USA The nation’s oldest continually operating hotel, an  A Authentic Accommodation, hosts you along with entertainers such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland, who were guests when the hotel was an entertainment epicenter in the mid 1900s. KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-Off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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Hawaiian Explorer The soft sands of Waikiki Beach recede to tropical forests, the world’s largest volcano and the iconic sunrises of Mount Haleakala, on this relaxed exploration of Oahu, Hawaii and Maui. It’s Insider moments like…  gathering watermelon radishes, snow peas and dragon carrots, and finding out about the organic farming principles Richard employs at O’o Farm, in the lush forests of Waipoli. Learning about Maui cuisine as Chef JJ whips up local dishes, then dining in the open air as the scent of fresh home-grown coffee floats on the breeze. And discovering more about Hawaii’s military past and the historic events of 1941 on an in-depth visit to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona. the splendid Iolani Palace, former home to Hawaii’s last monarchs, and the iconic King Kamehameha I statue at AliIolani Hale. View the current state capitol building, built in a Hawaiian version of modernist Bauhaus architecture. The rest of the afternoon is yours to spend relaxing on the beach, doing some shopping or just exploring. This evening, join your Travel Director and traveling companions for dinner at a local restaurant. (FB D) Day 3 | Oahu | Hawaii Volcanoes National Park | Kona (2 Nights) Your morning begins with a short, scenic flight to the Big Island of Hawaii. Travel through lush forest preserves before arriving at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s home to both Mauna Loa, the world’s largest volcano, and Kilauea, its most active. Hawaii’s landscape changes constantly as Kilauea spews lava that flows down to the sea—it’s been erupting almost continuously since 1983. Enjoy spectacular views of the caldera and crater and learn about the geology of the islands at the Jaggar Museum. Then take a short walk through a fern forest to get inside an ancient cavelike lava tube. After an included lunch, reach the golden Kona coast and your stunning oceanfront resort. (FB L D) Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Honolulu, Oahu | Waikiki (2 Nights) Welcome to Hawaii! In the traditional Aloha spirit, you’ll be greeted at the airport with a flower lei. Explore your hotel in the heart of Waikiki Beach and spend the rest of the afternoon as you like: dive into the warm gentle waves of the Pacific or relax with a tropical drink poolside. At 6 p.m., gather for a Hawaiian-style Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. (WR) Waikiki Beach, Oahu

It's iconic places Orientation tour of Honolulu. Visit Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jaggar Museum and Thurston Lava Tube, and a local farm  on Maui. View Kilauea Volcano.

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Day 2 | Pearl Harbor and Honolulu Sightseeing Begin your exploration of Oahu. During a visit to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, you’ll be moved by this memorial to the World War II military personnel still entombed in the ship’s hull since the fatal attack in 1941.  Return to Honolulu to see

Day 4 | Kona Free Time Wake to the sound of the sea and explore one of the most beautiful areas in the world on your own today. Options abound: don a snorkel and mask to see some of Hawaii’s colorful and varied marine life; descend into the ocean depths on a submarine to explore a natural coral reef and its marine inhabitants; experience a spectacular helicopter flightseeing excursion over the Big Island; or just relax and enjoy the pool and other facilities at your oceanfront resort.  This evening, perhaps join an optional visit to a working ranch for dinner and entertainment. (FB) Day 5 | Kona | Maui (3 Nights) Soar high above the Pacific again as you fly to Maui, the Magic Isle, home to endless white-sand beaches, crystalclear waters and luxuriant tropical foliage. Travel into the countryside to visit a local farm and learn about the sustainable agriculture on the islands. Then toast your host with a glass of wine and indulge in a  A Be My Guest  lunch serving up delicious

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HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT 4,000 ft.

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Hawaiian specialties made with the freshest local ingredients. Check into your beachfront resort and relax for the evening. Formerly a royal retreat, spectacular Kaanapali Beach is often ranked as one of America’s finest beaches. (FB BG) Day 6 to Day 7 | Maui Free Time Savor two full days in paradise as you chart your own course through Maui’s wonderlands. The possibilities are endless. Spend some time on the three-mile long white sand beach or unwind at the resort’s sparkling pool. Take an afternoon to explore the old whaling village of Lahaina with its trendy art galleries and welcoming cafes. Maybe take a surfing lesson from a local or play 18 holes at one of two championship golf courses overlooking the sea—keep an eye out for breaching whales in season while you’re teeing off! Rise early and ascend to the summit of Mount Haleakala to see the sunrise bathe the island in light. Or make the scenic journey to the remote town of Hana on Maui’s rugged eastern coast. Opt for a helicopter flightseeing experience to get an eye-popping view of the island’s varied landscape and waterfalls. During your stay, enjoy a presentation with a A Local Expert and learn about the exotic flora and fauna of the islands. Join your traveling companions on one evening for a festive Luau Farewell Dinner, featuring a sumptuous buffet, tropical cocktails and the songs and dances of old Hawaii and the South Pacific. Relish the scene as the rising moon transforms the seas into liquid silver, and marvel as the stars begin to brighten the great night sky. (FB FD/FB) Day 8 | Depart Maui A hui hou…until we meet again. Take your transfer to the airport or extend your stay in Maui. (FB)

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Hotel Room Categories: CV: City View POV: Partial Ocean View OV: Ocean View KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-Off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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Hawaiian Time

Best of Hawaii Dramatic scenery is just one of the highlights on this Hawaiian trip, that takes in the best of vibrant Waikiki, exotic Kailua Kona and the stunning Kaanapali Beach. It’s Insider moments like… getting to know our expert naturalist in Maui, and discovering more about the huge variety of exotic flora and fauna that call the island home. It’s experiencing the dramatic landscapes of Oahu - from tropical forests to soaring cliff faces and inviting azure waves, on an in-depth exploration of the island’s most stunning sights. And dining on fresh produce with our local friends, who share stories of a more natural way of life as you savor authentic dishes together. own. Spend some time lazing in the sun on Waikiki Beach; spot sea turtles, colorful coral and dazzling tropical fish while snorkeling at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. (FB) Day 4 | Pearl Harbor and Honolulu Sightseeing Begin your day with a visit to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, a moving tribute to the military personnel who lost their lives in the 1941 attack that launched the U.S. into World War II. Return to Honolulu to see the splendid Iolani Palace, the iconic King Kamehameha I statue and the current state capitol building. The rest of the afternoon is yours. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (FB D) Day 5 | Oahu | Hawaii Volcanoes National Park | Kona (2 Nights)

Lahaina, Maui

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Honolulu, Oahu | Waikiki (4 Nights) Welcome to Hawaii! In the traditional Aloha spirit, you’ll be greeted at the airport with a flower lei. Explore your hotel in the heart of Waikiki Beach and spend the rest of the afternoon as you like: dive into the warm gentle waves of the Pacific; explore the shopping opportunities in Waikiki; or relax with a tropical drink poolside. At 6 p.m., gather for a Hawaiian-style Welcome Reception. (WR) Day 2 | Oahu Sightseeing and Free Time USS Arizona Memorial Pearl Harbor, Oahu

It's iconic places Orientation tour of Honolulu. Visit Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jaggar Museum and Thurston Lava Tube, and a Local Farm on Maui. View Kilauea Volcano. See Pineapple plantations and the world-famous surf along the North Shore (seasonal).

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Traverse the island today on a grand tour of Oahu. See panoramic views of the deep blue waters from rugged cliffs, marvel at idyllic golden beaches and look out on the famous break at the North Shore (seasonal). On your journey through this tropical splendor, pass verdant pineapple plantations, swaying palm trees and lushly forested hills. (FB) Day 3 | Honolulu Free Time Enjoy a full day today to explore on your

Your morning begins with a short, scenic flight to the Big Island of Hawaii. Travel from Hilo to the exquisite western coast, passing through forest preserves before arriving at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s home to both Mauna Loa, the world’s largest volcano, and Kilauea, its most active. Hawaii’s landscape changes constantly as Kilauea, erupting almost continuously since 1983, spews lava flowing down to the sea. Enjoy spectacular views of the caldera and crater and learn about the geology of the islands at the Jaggar Museum. Then take a short walk to get inside an ancient cave-like lava tube. After an included lunch, reach the golden Kona coast and your stunning oceanfront resort. (FB L D) Day 6 | Kona Free Time Wake to the sound of the sea and explore one of the most beautiful areas in the world on your own today. Options abound: don a snorkel and mask to see some of Hawaii’s colorful and varied marine life; descend into the ocean depths on a submarine to explore a natural coral reef and its marine inhabitants; experience a spectacular helicopter flightseeing excursion over Big Island; or just relax and enjoy the pool and other facilities at your oceanfront resort. This evening, perhaps join an optional excursion to a working ranch for dinner and entertainment. (FB) Day 7 | Kona | Maui (3 Nights) Fly to Maui, the Magic Isle, home to endless white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and luxuriant tropical foliage. Travel into

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the countryside to visit a local farm and learn about the sustainable agriculture on the islands. Then toast your host with a glass of wine and indulge in a  A Be My Guest  lunch serving up delicious Hawaiian specialties made with the freshest local ingredients.  Check into your beachfront resort and relax for the evening. Formerly a royal retreat, spectacular Kaanapali Beach is often ranked as one of America’s finest beaches.  (FB BG) Day 8 to Day 9 | Maui Free Time Savor two full days in paradise as you chart your own course through Maui’s wonderlands. The possibilities are endless. Spend some time walking along the long white-sand beaches or relaxing by the pool. Take an afternoon to explore the old whaling village of Lahaina with its trendy art galleries and welcoming cafes. Play 18 holes at a championship golf course overlooking the sea. Rise early and ascend to the summit of Mount Haleakala to see the sunrise. Or make the scenic journey to the remote town of Hana on Maui’s rugged eastern coast. Maybe get a bird’s-eye view of Maui on a helicopter flightseeing excursion. During your stay, meet with a A Local Expert and learn about the exotic flora and fauna of the islands. On one evening, join your traveling companions for a festive Farewell Dinner, featuring a sumptuous buffet, tropical cocktails and the songs and dances of old Hawaii and the South Pacific. Relish the scene as the rising moon transforms the seas into liquid silver, and marvel as the stars begin to brighten the great night sky. (FB FD/FB) Day 10 | Depart Maui A hui hou…until we meet again. Take your transfer to the airport or extend your stay in Maui. (FB)

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Intra-Air: Prices include economy interisland airfares and all related charges as applicable as of May 20, 2014 for Honolulu-Hilo and Kona-Kahului flights and are subject to change without notice. Visit www.trafalgar.com for the most up to date price. Hawaiian Airlines charges a baggage handling fee of $25 per first checked suitcase on each inter-island fight that is not covered in the prices and is the responsibility of the guest.  Please reference page 122 for more information.

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Sheraton Kona (OV)

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Hawaiian Discovery Awe-inspiring volcanoes, royal beaches and the Sleeping Giant mountain ridge mark your progress, on this laid-back journey of discovery of Oahu, Hawaii, Maui and Kauai. It’s Insider moments like… imagining the rumble of the earth beneath your feet as you explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii, home to the world’s largest and most active volcano. Listening to stories of recent eruptions, it’s learning about the geology of the island at the Jaggar Museum. And feeling the hairs on the backs of your arms stand on end as you walk through a real lava tube, before soaking up the stunning view of the caldera – carved from millions of years of volcanic activity. crater and learn about the geology of the islands at the Jaggar Museum; then walk through a real lava tube. After an included lunch, reach the stunning Kona coast and check into your oceanfront resort. (FB L D) Day 4 | Kona Free Time Wake to the sound of the sea and explore one of the most beautiful areas in the world on your own today. Options abound: don a snorkel and mask to see some of Hawaii’s colorful and varied marine life; descend into the ocean depths on a submarine to explore a natural coral reef and its marine inhabitants; experience a spectacular helicopter flightseeing excursion over the Big Island; or just relax and enjoy the pool and other facilities at your oceanfront resort.  This evening, perhaps join an optional visit to a working ranch for dinner and entertainment. (FB)

Waikiki Beach, Oahu

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Waikiki (2 Nights)

Honolulu,

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Welcome to Hawaii! In the traditional Aloha spirit, you’ll be greeted at the airport with a flower lei. Explore your hotel in the heart of Waikiki Beach and spend the rest of the afternoon as you like: dive into the warm gentle waves of the Pacific or relax with a tropical drink poolside. At 6 p.m., gather for a Hawaiian-style Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. (WR) Day 2 | Pearl Harbor and Honolulu Sightseeing Begin your day with a visit to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, a moving tribute to those military personnel still entombed in her hull from the fatal attack of 1941. Return to downtown Honolulu to see the splendid Iolani Palace, the iconic King Kamehameha I statue and the state capitol building. Spend the rest of the afternoon on your own before joining your Travel Director and traveling companions for dinner at a local restaurant. (FB D) Fern Grotto, Kauai

It's iconic places Orientation tour of Honolulu. Visit Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jaggar Museum and Thurston Lava Tube, a Local Farm and the Fern Grotto on Kauai. Cruise along the Wailua River. View Kilauea Volcano.

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Day 3 | Oahu | Hawaii Volcanoes National Park | Kona (2 Nights) Your morning begins with a short, scenic flight to Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii. Set out for the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s home to both the world’s largest and its most active volcano. Look out on spectacular views of the caldera and

Day 5 | Kona | Maui (3 Nights) Soar high above the Pacific again as you fly to Maui, the Magic Isle, home to endless white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and luxuriant tropical foliage. Travel into the countryside to visit a local farm and learn about the sustainable agriculture on the islands. Then toast your host with a glass of wine and indulge in a  A Be My Guest  lunch serving up delicious Hawaiian specialties made with the freshest local ingredients.  Check into your beachfront resort and enjoy a relaxing evening. Formerly a royal retreat, spectacular Kaanapali Beach is often ranked as one of America’s finest beaches. (FB BG) Day 6 to Day 7 | Maui Free Time Enjoy two full days in paradise as you chart your own course through Maui’s wonderlands. Spend some time on the white-sand beaches. Take an afternoon to explore the old whaling village of Lahaina with its trendy art galleries and welcoming cafes. Play 18 holes at a championship golf course overlooking the sea. Rise early and ascend to the summit of Mount Haleakala to see the sunrise. Or make the scenic journey to the remote town of Hana on Maui’s rugged eastern coast. Maybe get a bird’s-eye view of Maui on a helicopter flightseeing excursion. During your stay on Maui, enjoy a presentation with a A Local Expert and learn about the exotic flora and fauna of the islands. On one evening, join your traveling companions for a festive Luau

Hawaiian Discovery

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Regional Meal, featuring a sumptuous buffet, tropical cocktails and the song and dance of old Hawaii and the South Pacific. Relish the scene as the rising moon transforms the seas into liquid silver, and marvel as the stars begin to brighten the sky. (FB RM/FB) A brief flight takes you to the Garden Isle of Kauai, whose rugged Na Pali Coast was the site of filming for Jurassic Park and King Kong. Head into the interior on a cruise of the tranquil Wailua River, passing thick rainforests and the Sleeping Giant mountain ridge. Stroll to a spot once reserved for Hawaiian royalty: the gorgeous Fern Grotto. In this natural amphitheater, Hawaiian dancers and singers will perform traditional songs and hula. A riverside lunch completes the day’s events before heading to your beautiful oceanfront resort. (FB L) Day 9 to Day 10 | Kauai Free Time Spend two glorious days on Kauai savoring its many natural wonders. Maybe take a trip to immense Waimea Canyon, resplendent in the changing island light. Or travel by helicopter to the Na Pali Coast, which offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the entire world. And don’t forget to leave some time to enjoy the lovely pool at your resort, for no Hawaiian idyll is complete without some serious relaxation. On your final night on Kauai, join your Travel Director and traveling companions for a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB/FB FD) Day 11 | Depart Kauai A hui hou…until we meet again. Take your transfer to the airport or extend your stay in Kauai. (FB)

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WI-FI: see page 122 for details.

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

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share.

Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. 

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Intra-Air: Prices include economy inter-island airfares, fuel surcharges, government taxes and fees as applicable as of 20 May, 2014 for Honolulu-Hilo and Kona-Kahului and Kahului-Lihue flights and are subject to change without notice. Visit www.trafalgar.com for the most up to date price. Hawaiian Airlines charges a baggage handling fee of $25 per first checked suitcase on each inter-island fight that is not covered in the prices and is the responsibility of the guest. Please reference page 122 for more information. 

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Crossovers: These departures operate per the 2014 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.

Location

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Oahu (Waikiki) Marriott Waikiki Beach (CV)

First Class

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Marriott Waikiki Marriott Waikiki Beach (POV) Beach (OV)

Hawaii (Kailua or Keauhou)

Royal Kona Resort (POV)

Royal Kona Resort (OV)

Sheraton Kona (OV)

Maui (Kaanapali)

Royal Lahaina Resort (POV)

Royal Lahaina Resort (OV)

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa (OV)

Kauai (Lihue)

Kauai Beach Resort (LV)

Kauai Beach Resort (PV)

Kauai Beach Resort (OV)

Hotel Room Categories: CV: City View POV: Partial Ocean View PV: Pool View OV: Ocean View LV: Lagoon View

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Hawaiian Time

Hawaii Four Island Adventure History, culture and incredible natural beauty – four of Hawaii’s most dazzling islands are revealed, on a 13 day adventure that ranges from iconic Honolulu to the natural wonders of Kauai. It’s Insider moments like… discovering a lush tropical paradise at Fern Grotto – your hands trailing in the soft fronds of the countless ferns that give this royal hideaway its name. Listening to the rush of waterfalls and soaking up the sounds of nature around you. Then meeting the local people, getting to know them before watching a performance of traditional songs and hula dancing, followed by a lunch of authentic dishes, shared together at a waterfront restaurant overlooking the Wailua River. tribute to the military personnel who lost their lives in the 1941 attack that launched the U.S. into World War II. Return to downtown Honolulu to see the splendid Iolani Palace, the iconic King Kamehameha I statue, and the state capitol building. Spend the rest of the afternoon on your own. Tonight, join your travel companions for a dinner. (FB D) Day 5 | Oahu | Hawaii Volcanoes National Park | Kona (2 Nights)

Kaanapali Beach, Maui

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Oahu, Honolulu | Waikiki (4 Nights) Welcome to Hawaii! In the traditional Aloha spirit, you’ll be greeted at the airport with a flower lei. Explore your hotel in the heart of Waikiki Beach and spend the rest of the afternoon as you like: dive into the warm gentle waves of the Pacific or relax with a tropical drink poolside. At 6 p.m., gather for a Hawaiian-style Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. (WR) Day 2 | Oahu Sightseeing and Free Time Begin your exploration of Oahu today. Traverse the island, passing through colorful villages, rainforests and pineapple plantations. See panoramic views of the deep blue waters from rugged cliffs, marvel at idyllic golden beaches and look out on the world-famous surf along the North Shore (seasonal), known for its huge waves during the winter. Back in Waikiki, the rest of your day is free; swim in the gentle waves or perhaps explore the shopping opportunities in Waikiki. (FB) Day 3 | Honolulu Free Time Lahaina, Maui

It's iconic places Orientation tour of Honolulu. Visit Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jaggar Museum and Thurston Lava Tube, a Local Farm and the Fern Grotto on Kauai. Cruise along the Wailua River. View Kilauea Volcano. See Pineapple plantations  and world-famous surf along the North Shore (seasonal).

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Enjoy a full day today to explore on your own. For the more adventurous, try an outrigger canoe ride, take a surfing lesson or grab a snorkel and mask to spot sea turtles and dazzling tropical fish at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. (FB) Day 4 | Pearl Harbor and Honolulu Sightseeing Begin your day with a visit to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, a moving

Your morning begins with a short, scenic flight to the Big Island of Hawaii followed by an included lunch. Travel through forest preserves before arriving at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s home to both the world’s largest volcano and its most active. At an interpretive museum, learn about the fiery geology of the islands and walk through a real lava tube. Reach the coast and check into your oceanfront resort. (FB L D) Day 6 | Kona Free Time Wake to the sound of the sea and explore one of the most beautiful areas in the world on your own today. Options abound: don a snorkel and mask to see some of Hawaii’s colorful and varied marine life; descend into the ocean depths on a submarine to explore a natural coral reef and its marine inhabitants; experience a spectacular helicopter flightseeing excursion over Big Island; or just relax and enjoy the pool and other facilities at your oceanfront resort.  This evening, perhaps join an optional excursion to a working ranch for dinner and entertainment. (FB) Day 7 | Kona | Maui (3 Nights) Soar high above the Pacific again as you fly to Maui, the Magic Isle. Travel into the countryside to visit a local farm and learn about the sustainable agriculture on the islands. Then toast your host with a glass of wine and indulge in a  A Be My Guest lunch serving up delicious Hawaiian specialties made with the freshest local ingredients. Formerly a royal retreat, magnificent Kaanapali Beach is often ranked as one of America’s finest beaches. Check in to your beachfront resort and relax for the evening. (FB BG) Day 8 to Day 9 | Maui Free Time Enjoy two full days in paradise as you chart your own course through Maui’s wonderlands. Spend some time on the long white-sand beaches. Explore the old

Hawaii Four Island Adventure

ALL INTERNAL FLIGHTS INCLUDED

13 days – 1 Country Hawaiian Time

HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT 4,000 ft.

KAUAI

From:  (per person twin share including internal air)

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HONOLULU AIRPORT

Kahului

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Alenuihaha Channel Pacific Ocean

Number of overnight stays

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whaling village of Lahaina with its trendy art galleries and welcoming cafés. Play 18 holes at a championship golf course overlooking the sea. See the sunrise from the summit of Mount Haleakala. Or make the scenic journey to the remote town of Hana. Maybe get a bird’s-eye view of Maui on a helicopter excursion. During your stay, meet with a A Local Expert and learn about the flora and fauna of the islands. On one evening, join your traveling companions for a Luau Regional Meal, featuring a sumptuous buffet, tropical cocktails and the songs and dances of old Hawaii and the South Pacific. (FB RM/FB) Day 10 | Maui | Kauai (3 Nights) A brief flight takes you to the Garden Isle of Kauai. Head into the interior on a Wailua River cruise, passing by rainforests and the Sleeping Giant mountain ridge. Stroll to the gorgeous Fern Grotto. In this natural amphitheater, Hawaiian singers and dancers will perform traditional songs and hula. A riverside lunch completes the day’s events before heading to your beautiful oceanfront resort. (FB L) Day 11 to Day 12 | Kauai Free Time Spend two glorious days on Kauai, savoring its many natural wonders. Maybe take a trip to immense Waimea Canyon, resplendent in the changing island light. Or travel by helicopter to the Na Pali Coast, where Jurassic Park was filmed. And don’t forget to leave some time to enjoy your resort’s stunning pool and gardens. On your final night on Kauai, join your Travel Director and traveling companions for a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB/FB FD) Day 13 | Depart Kauai A hui hou…until we meet again. Take your transfer to the airport or extend your stay on Kauai. (FB)

HAWAII

Price per Person Twin Share

Hawaii

Volcanoes KAILUA KONA 2 National Park

Kilauea Volcano

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29 January

save 10%

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Other savings Young traveler discount SAVE up to $465

Second trip discount SAVE up to $116 p.p.

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Starts Oahu

Hilo

Trip Type: Hawaiian Time

20 November

INTRA AIR INCLUDED

Includes: 12 nights’ accommodations (4 hotels). Welcome Reception with light appetizers. 12 full breakfasts. 3 lunches (including Be My Guest and 2 lunches). 4 dinners (including Regional Meal, 2 three course dinners and Farewell Dinner). All transfers shown. All transport shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 3.

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KAANAPALI BEACH 3

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WI-FI

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LIHUE

BESTSELLER BOOK EARLY

Quad discount $300 $400 $550

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

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4150 4150 4150 4150

4575 4575 4575 4575

WI-FI: see page 122 for details.

Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

Mod Class

u 9 Sep Tue

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. Intra-Air: Prices include economy interisland airfares and all related charges as applicable as of 20 May, 2014 for HonoluluHilo and Kona-Kahului and Kahului-Lihue flights and are subject to change without notice. Visit www.trafalgar.com for the most up to date price. Hawaiian Airlines charges a baggage handling fee of $25 per first checked suitcase on each inter-island fight that is not covered in the prices and is the responsibility of the guest. Please reference page 122 for more information. 

First

Ends Kauai

u

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Code: DHL/M/F/P Price per Person Twin Share

First

Starts Oahu

Ends Kauai

3 Jul Fri 10 Jul Fri 17 Jul Fri 24 Jul Fri 31 Jul Fri

15 Jul Wed 22 Jul Wed 29 Jul Wed 5 Aug Wed 12 Aug Wed

Mod Class Prem

3975 3975 3975 3975 3975

4200 4200 4200 4200 4200

4650 4650 4650 4650 4650

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4150 4150 4150 4150

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4150 4150 4150 4150 4150

4575 4575 4575 4575 4575

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6 Nov Fri 18 Nov Wed 3925 4150 4575 13 Nov Fri 25 Nov Wed 3925 4150 4575 27 Nov Fri 9 Dec Wed 3925 4150 4575 11 Dec Fri 23 Dec Wed 2016 8 Jan Fri 20 Jan Wed 15 Jan Fri 27 Jan Wed 22 Jan Fri 3 Feb Wed 29 Jan Fri 10 Feb Wed

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4150 4150 4150 4150

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Crossovers: These departures operate per the 2014 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.

Location

Moderate

First Class

Premier

Oahu (Waikiki) Marriott Waikiki Marriott Waikiki Marriott Waikiki Beach (CV) Beach (POV) Beach (OV) Hawaii (Kailua or Keauhou)

Royal Kona Resort (POV)

Royal Kona Resort (OV)

Sheraton Kona (OV)

Maui (Kaanapali)

Royal Lahaina Resort (POV)

Royal Lahaina Hyatt Regency Resort (OV) Maui Resort & Spa (OV)

Kauai (Lihue)

Kauai Beach Resort (LV)

Kauai Beach Resort (PV)

Kauai Beach Resort (OV)

Hotel Room Categories: CV: City View POV: Partial Ocean View PV: Pool View OV: Ocean View LV: Lagoon View

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Canada’s Rockies Grizzly bears, spectacular rock formations, thunderous waterfalls and the tranquil emerald waters of glacial lakes – take in the best of the Rocky Mountains in this in-depth exploration. It’s Insider moments like… finding out what to do if you come face-to-face with a bear in the Rockies – our wildlife expert also tells you about some of the 52 other types of mammal that roam Jasper National Park. It’s strolling around Lake Louise, hearing how the water gets its emerald sparkle and about the area’s geology and history. And it’s driving beneath snow-capped peaks, before venturing onto Athabasca Glacier on an Ice Explorer. You could even experience the thrill of the world’s largest rodeo with our Calgary Stampede option.

Jasper National Park, Alberta

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Calgary Welcome to beautiful Canada! 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 travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Delta Bow Valley Day 2 | Calgary | Icefields Parkway | Columbia Icefield | Jasper (2 Nights)

Black Bear, Alberta

It's iconic places Visit Jasper, Yoho and Banff National Parks and ride aboard an Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier. Cruise upon Maligne Lake. Scenic drive along the Icefields Parkway.

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Head north on the stunning Icefields Parkway, driving alongside snow-capped peaks, 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 quaint town of Jasper. (FB) Hotel: Sawridge Inn Jasper Day 3 | Jasper National Park Free Time and Sightseeing Start the day with a morning at leisure, enjoying the superb vistas, strolling

Jasper’s quaint streets, or if you like, take an optional float trip down the Athabasca River before an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Rockies. Learn about the underground river system while following the canyon’s trail past waterfalls and jagged rock formations. Later this afternoon, cruise Maligne Lake, followed by a rustic dinner along the water. Learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife at an interactive, after-dinner presentation by a A Local Expert. (FB D) Day 4 | Jasper | Yoho | Emerald Lake | Banff (3 Nights) Head south and cross the Continental Divide as you set out for Yoho National Park with its towering waterfalls, spectacular scenery and natural bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. See Emerald Lake, sparkling with the blue-green hue of a precious jewel. Ice-blue glaciers, pounding waterfalls and surging rivers abound on the way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Banff National Park. Your day ends with a Regional Meal in the quintessential alpine village of Banff. (FB RM) Hotel: Banff Park Lodge

Canada’s Rockies

HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT 7,496 ft.

From: 2

Jasper National Park

Columbia Icefield

Athabasca Glacier

Icefields Parkway Rocky Mountains Lake Louise Moraine Banff National Park Yoho Lake

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Day 5 | Lake Louise | Moraine Lake | Banff Free Time 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. The evening is yours to enjoy. (FB) Day 6 | Banff Free Time Today is yours to explore as you please. Browse the shops along Banff Avenue, take a hike and enjoy your spectacular

$1950 (per person twin share)

Includes: 6 nights’ accommodations (3 hotels). Welcome Reception with light appetizers. 6 full breakfasts. 3 dinners (including Regional Meal, three course dinner and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown. All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 3.

ALBERTA

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CALGARY

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Day 7 | Banff | Depart Calgary This morning, descend from the Canadian Rockies. Upon arrival in Calgary, a transfer is provided to Calgary International Airport or the Delta Bow Valley hotel in Calgary for guests extending their stay. (FB) Please do not schedule any flights before 2 p.m.

20 November save 10% 29 January save 7.5% 30 April save 5% Second trip discount SAVE up to $69 p.p. Quad room discount $300 p.p. (with Calgary Stampede $550 p.p.) to $275

Price per Person

Trip Type: Regional

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Code: DCRA

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Frequent traveler discount SAVE up to $138 p.p. Other Triple room discount $200 p.p. savings (with Calgary Stampede $375 p.p.) Young traveler discount SAVE up

CALGARY STAMPEDE 8 Day Option Calgary Stampede

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 and learn about the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police during a “Meet a Mountie” A Local Expert presentation. (FB FD)

WI-FI

7 days – 1 Country Regional

Single Supp. Option

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Canada’s Rockies with Calgary Stampede Option (Ref: DC5A). These departures feature two nights in Calgary at the Delta Bow Valley with entry to the Calgary Stampede.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 122 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Canada’s Rockies with Calgary Stampede Ref: DC5A 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) Welcome to Calgary! Check into your hotel and explore some of what Calgary has to offer. Join your Travel Director and fellow traveling companions at 6 p.m. for a Welcome Reception at the hotel. (WR) Hotel: Delta Bow Valley Day 2 | Calgary Stampede Don your boots and Stetson for the worldfamous 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  with a fireworks display. (FB) Day 3 to Day 8   These days will operate as per Days 2-7 on the 7 Day Itinerary.

Rodeo in Calgary

KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-Off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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Canada’s Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer Wildlife, lakes, waterfalls and glaciers – explore the Rockies’ natural wonders before boarding the famous Rocky Mountaineer for one of the world’s most spectacular train rides. It’s Insider moments like… meeting a ‘Mountie’ in pristine ceremonial dress to hear what it takes to be a member of the force today and what it was like to patrol the lawless frontier of the past. And, after driving through the stunning Icefields Parkway, it’s jumping onto a unique snow vehicle to ride across a mighty glacier. On board the Rocky Mountaineer, it’s traveling through spectacular country to places no road could reach, viewing the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate and the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains.

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Calgary Welcome to Calgary! Get settled in at your hotel, located in the heart of downtown Calgary, and spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Delta Bow Valley Day 2 | Calgary | Icefields Parkway | Columbia Icefield | Jasper (2 Nights) Head north on the stunning Icefields Parkway driving alongside snow-capped peaks, 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 quaint town of Jasper. (FB) Hotel: Sawridge Inn Jasper Day 3 | Jasper National Park Free Time and Sightseeing

Rocky Mountaineer

Start the day with a morning at leisure, enjoying the superb vistas, strolling Jasper’s quaint streets, or if you like, take an optional float trip down the Athabasca River before an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Rockies. Learn about the underground river system while following the canyon’s trail past waterfalls and jagged rock formations. Later this afternoon, cruise Maligne Lake, followed by a rustic dinner along the lake. Learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife at an interactive, after-dinner presentation by a A Local Expert. (FB D) Day 4 | Jasper | Yoho | Emerald Lake | Banff (3 Nights)

Parliament Building, Vancouver

It's iconic places Visit Jasper, Yoho and Banff National Parks and ride aboard an Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier. Cruise upon Maligne Lake. Drive along the Icefields Parkway. Iconic train journey aboard the Rocky Mountaineer.

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Head south and cross the Continental Divide as you set out for Yoho National Park with its spectacular scenery and natural bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. See Emerald Lake. Ice-blue glaciers, pounding waterfalls and surging rivers abound on the way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Banff National Park. Your day ends with a Regional Meal in the quintessential alpine village of Banff. (FB RM) Hotel: Banff Park Lodge Day 5 | Lake Louise | Moraine Lake | Banff Free Time 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 float trip down the Bow River. The evening is yours to enjoy. (FB) Day 6 | Banff Free Time Today is yours to explore as you please. Browse the shops along Banff Avenue, take a hike 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 and learn about the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police during a “Meet a Mountie” A Local Expert presentation. (FB FD) 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 west to Vancouver. Travel through the incredible engineering feat of the Spiral Tunnels, past the glaciers of Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass, under Mount McDonald and along the 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, viewing the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate. Approaching Vancouver, travel through the fertile fields of the Fraser Valley and alongside the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains before arriving at approximately 5:30 p.m. Take a transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel if you wish to extend your stay. (CB L) Please do not schedule any flights before 9 p.m.

Canada’s Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer

HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT 7,496 ft.

8 days – 1 Country Regional

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Rocky Mountains

KAMLOOPS

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Canada’s Rockies and Rocky Mountaineer with Calgary Stampede Option (Ref: DC5R/DC5S/DC5G). These departures feature two nights in Calgary at the Delta Bow Valley with entry to the Calgary Stampede.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 122 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

• First Class hotel in Kamloops • All transfers in Kamloops • Tips to train personnel included

Canada’s Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer with Calgary Stampede Ref: 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) Welcome to Calgary! Check into your hotel and explore some of what Calgary has to offer. Join your Travel Director and fellow traveling companions at 6 p.m. for a Welcome Reception at the hotel. (WR) Hotel: Delta Bow Valley Day 2 | Calgary Stampede Don your boots and Stetson for the worldfamous Calgary Stampede. Your all-day pass includes reserved seating for

the world’s largest rodeo and admission to the Stampede Park. This evening, get your adrenaline pumping at the Stampede’s thrilling chuckwagon races. Cap off the day with a bang at the Grandstand Show, a musical extravaganza and fireworks display. (FB) Day 3 to Day 9 These days will operate as per Days 2-8 on the 8 Day Itinerary.

Bow Lake, Banff National Park

KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-Off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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Rockies Thrills & Glacier Chills This is an exhilarating family experience – glacier rides, white water rafting, hiking and biking are joined by visits to a Native American Village, an 1860s roadhouse, hoodoos and beautiful Lake Louise. It’s Insider moments like… seeing the smiles etched across your family’s faces after splashing down the mighty Athabasca River. It’s meeting a ‘Mountie’ who’ll tell you how the lawless frontier was tamed, and getting to know an athlete at Calgary’s Winter Olympic Park. And it’s finding out how the great elk, moose and bear all thrive together in the Rockies from our specialist, as she shares her fun insights into the wildlife that roams Jasper National Park.

Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Vancouver Get ready for a thrilling adventure with your family and friends in the eye-popping Coast Mountains and Canadian Rockies, combining spectacular natural wonders with river rafting, canoeing, hiking and more. Check into your hotel and get settled. At 6 p.m., gather with your Travel Director and fellow adventurers for a festive Kick-off Party at the hotel. (KP) Hotel: Renaissance Vancouver Harborside Day 2 | Vancouver | Sea-to-Sky Highway | Whistler

Ice Explorer, Athabasca Glacier

It's iconic places City tour of Vancouver. Orientation tour of quaint Banff. Visit the BC Aboriginal Culture Centre in Whistler, Calgary, Jasper and Banff National Parks and ride aboard an Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier. View Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains from a gondola ride, Stanley Park, Mount Robson, Peyto Lake and Lake Louise. Cruise on Maligne Lake. Scenic drives on the Sea-to-Sky Highway and Icefields Parkway.

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Start your morning with a city tour of vibrant Vancouver including Gastown, Chinatown and Stanley Park. Then, travel the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler. Hold your breath  as you look  more than 1,300 feet (395 meters) straight down from the world’s highest and longest gondola ride, the Peak 2 Peak Alpine Experience between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. This evening, enjoy a Regional Meal  at the BC Aboriginal Culture Centre  while learning about the indigenous people of British Columbia.  (FB  RM) Hotel:  Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa Day 3 | Whistler | Kamloops Leave Whistler and the Coast Mountains

and continue on to Kamloops and check into your hotel. (FB) Hotel:  Doubletree by Hilton Kamloops Day 4 | Kamloops | Jasper National Park (2 Nights) Travel into the majestic Rocky Mountains, via the scenic Yellowhead Highway. Stop for a knock-out view of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Upon arriving in Jasper, you and your family will face two thrilling choices—either get splashed on a rip-roaring white water rafting adventure on the mighty Athabasca River or take a gentle float trip on calmer waters. Whichever you choose, you’ll marvel at the magnificent landscapes of Jasper National Park. Tonight, enjoy a fun presentation on the park’s wildlife with a A Local Expert before feasting on a savory dinner. (FB D) Hotel: Chateau Jasper Day 5 | Jasper National Park Free Time Spend today rockin’ the Rockies as you like, or choose from optional outdoor activities. Your family members may take a scenic cruise on the pristine Maligne Lake or if they want, don their hiking boots for a guided alpine walk for “oohing and aahing” beneath the splendor of Mount Edith Cavell. There’s plenty of time for both! (FB)

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Day 6 | Jasper National Park | Icefields Parkway | Lake Louise | Banff (2 Nights) Now that you’ve done some thrillin’, time to start the chillin’ as you travel along the stunning Icefields Parkway and the amazing Columbia Icefield, the largest reservoir of ice and snow in the Rocky Mountains. Ride out on the massive Athabasca Glacier ice sheet aboard a specially designed Ice Explorer and learn amazing facts about glaciers and their impact on the environment. Travel on to Banff National Park for another peak experience. As you step out at Bow Summit, the highest point on the Columbia Icefield, marvel at the turquoise color of glacier-fed Peyto Lake below. Travel on to the ultimate postcardsetting, Lake Louise, where you can do some chillin’ on your own—maybe paddle a canoe across the emerald clear waters or take a leisurely hike along the shore. Tonight, settle into the welcoming mountain community of Banff. (FB) Hotel: Banff Park Lodge Day 7 | Banff Sightseeing and Free Time Set out on your own this morning with an optional helicopter flight over Mount

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Assiniboine. Then, get going with one Rocky Mountain high after another. View beautiful Bow Falls, majestic Tunnel Mountain Drive, Surprise Corner and Sulphur Mountain. Play a game of “What creature do you see?” as you spot the whimsical hoodoos overlooking Bow Valley. Afterward, learn about the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police during a “Meet a Mountie” A Local Expert presentation. Tonight, join the gang at a Farewell Dinner pizza night with a rousing game of bowling celebrating this high-scoring family experience. (FB FD)

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 122 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 8 | Banff | Depart Calgary Descend from the glorious Canadian Rockies and stop at Calgary’s Canada Olympic Park, site of the 1988 Winter Olympics. Enjoy a discussion with a A Local Expert, one of the young athletes in training, and browse the Olympic Hall of Fame and Museum. Take a transfer to Calgary International Airport or to the Delta Bow Valley hotel in Calgary if you are extending your stay. (FB) Please do not schedule any flights before 3 p.m.

Rockies Thrills & Glacier Chills with Calgary Stampede Ref: DSRF Yeehah! Hightail it down to the world’s largest rodeo, cheer on the world’s best rodeo athletes showing off their best cowboy skills and check out the awesome live bands, great barbecue, amazing exhibits and fabulous fireworks. Day 1 to Day 7  These days will operate as per Days 1-7 on the 8 Day itinerary. Day 8 | Banff | Calgary Stampede Depart Banff this morning and you’re off to the Calgary Stampede, the “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” Your all-day tickets include reserved seating at rodeo events

and admission to the Stampede Park. Tonight, watch the Stampede’s amazing Chuckwagon Races. End the day with the Grandstand Show musical extravaganza and fireworks! (FB) Hotel: Delta Bow Valley Day 9 | Depart Calgary Take your transfer to Calgary International Airport. (FB)

Gondola Ride, British Columbia

KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-Off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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Best of Canada’s West The glaciers, national parks and laid-back cities of western Canada are just some of the highlights on this adventure into places like Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Jasper and Banff. It’s Insider moments like… walking past wine barrels stacked floor-to-ceiling at Church and State Wines in Saanich on your way to taste award-winning wine crafted from grapes and aged in oak barrels, on this estate of more than 100 acres. It’s walking on the icy surface of the majestic Athabasca Glacier after reaching it on a mammoth Ice Explorer vehicle. And it’s getting to know Canadian lifestyles and landscapes – from your meeting with a ‘Mountie’ to your interpretive walk along incredible Maligne Canyon. Day 3 | Victoria Sightseeing and Free Time Greet the day with breakfast at Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre preserve of gorgeous floral gardens. Site of an old cement plant in the early 20th century, it was transformed by the Butchart family into a world-famous preserve of exotic plants and flowers. Meet with a representative of the gardens who can answer any questions you have, and then spend some time exploring on your own, strolling the winding pathways, spotting colorful butterflies and taking in their unique natural beauty. Back in Victoria, enjoy the rest of your day on your own. Walk around town, do some shopping or perhaps join an optional whale-watching trip. This evening, dinner is up to you with a selection of delectable restaurants for a Your Choice dinner. (FB YC) Coal Harbor, Vancouver

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Vancouver Welcome to Vancouver, Canada’s third largest city! Check into your hotel and get settled or head out to explore the jewel of British Columbia on your own. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow traveling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel:  Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Day 2 | Vancouver | Strait of Georgia | Victoria (2 Nights)

Maligne Canyon Waterfall, Jasper National Park

It's iconic places City tour of Vancouver. Orientation tour of quaint Banff. Visit scenic Victoria. View Lake Louise, Stanley Park, Glacier, Yoho and Mount Revelstoke National Parks. Scenic drives along the Sea-to-Sky Highway and Icefields Parkway.

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Set out for Stanley Park and the towering totem poles and explore the vibrant neighborhoods of Chinatown and Gastown with their cobbled streets. Travel by ferry to Vancouver Island and Victoria, home to fashionable tearooms and old English charm. Visit a family-owned winery and taste the perfectly-balanced vintages, carefully crafted with grapes farmed from over 100 acres and aged in French oak barrels. Indulge in a A Be My Guest  lunch featuring local cuisine delicately paired with their delicious wines followed by a tour of the winery. This afternoon, tour the exhibit of free-flight tropical butterflies at the Butterfly Gardens, an indoor world of tropical color and sights and home to more than 3,000 butterflies. (FB  BG) Hotel: Marriott Inner Harbour

Day 4 | Victoria | Sea-to-Sky-Highway | Whistler Return to the mainland and board your motorcoach for a drive along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway, which winds between the glittering waters of Howe Sound and the soaring Coastal Mountains. Feel the spray on your face and listen to the thunder of the water at the 1,105 foot (337 meter) high Shannon Falls near the town of Squamish, once the southern terminal of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway. This afternoon, arrive in Whistler where you’ll check into your hotel. (FB) Hotel:  Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa Day 5 | Whistler | Kamloops Head east as you cross the Coast Mountains and travel along remote Duffy Lake Road through some of the most beautiful scenery in Canada.  End your day’s journey in historic Kamloops, which means “the meeting of the waters.” (FB) Hotel: Doubletree by Hilton Kamloops Day 6 | Kamloops | Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks | Banff (2 Nights) Sample the best of Canada’s natural treasures in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. Travel through Mount Revelstoke National Park, home to old-growth rainforest of alpine meadows rich with wildflowers. Then, enter Glacier National Park and climb over stunning Rogers Pass—keep an eye out for native wildlife such as caribou, mountain goats and grizzly bears. After crossing the Columbia River, arrive in Yoho National Park with its towering waterfalls, ice-clad peaks

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and a natural bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. Surmount the Continental Divide, and enter Banff National Park where you arrive at your quintessential alpine resort. Enjoy dinner and a A Local Expert presentation where you will learn all about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from a real life “Mountie.”  (FB  D) Hotel:  Banff Park Lodge Day 7 | Banff Sightseeing and Free Time Immerse yourself in the natural glories of Banff, including the classic viewpoint of Surprise Corner, spectacular Bow Falls and the hoodoo rock formations. Then board the Banff Gondola for a ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for a bird’s-eye view of six mountain ranges. Spend the rest of the day as you like. (FB) Day 8 | Banff | Lake Louise | Icefields Parkway | Jasper National Park (2 Nights) Arrive on the shores of lovely Lake Louise where you learn about the history and geology of the area on a short interpretive walk. Head north amidst a landscape of towering peaks, thundering waterfalls and ancient glaciers, keeping an eye out for elk, black bear and mountain goats. Get ready for a unique adventure at the Columbia Icefield when you board an Ice Explorer on the massive Athabasca Glacier. More action is in store if you’d like to take an optional float trip on the Athabasca River on the way to Jasper National Park. Stay in the heart of the park where you learn about the wildlife that call these stunning mountains home during an interactive, after-dinner presentation by a A Local Expert. (FB D) Hotel: Chateau Jasper Day 9 | Jasper National Park Sightseeing Start the day with an optional cruise on Maligne Lake before embarking on an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon. Learn

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Trip Type: Discoveries about the underground river system while following 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 of Jasper or join an optional guided alpine experience to Mount Edith Cavell (June through September only). (FB) Day 10 | Jasper National Park | Mount Robson | Sun Peaks Head west over Yellowhead Pass and arrive at Mount Robson, the Rockies’ tallest peak at 12,989 feet (3,959 meters). Follow the Thompson River as you descend through the Columbia Mountains and arrive at your hotel in the thriving ski resort of Sun Peaks. After arrival into Sun Peaks, enjoy an interpretive walk and learn all about local medicinal plants. Upon completion of the walk, join your new friends and traveling companions for a unique Farewell Dinner and get a true insider’s perspective on the fur trapping and trading industry of the region while tasting authentic regional food. (FB FD) Hotel: Sun Peaks Grand Day 11 | Sun Peaks | Depart Vancouver Returning to the Pacific coast, arrive back in Vancouver, where the journey ends. Take your transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel if you want to extend your stay in Vancouver. (FB) Please do not schedule any flights before 6 p.m. TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 122 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

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Best of Canada’s West with Calgary Stampede Option (Ref: DBSW). Best of Canada’s West with Calgary Stampede. These departures feature two nights in Calgary at the Delta Bow Valley with entry to the Calgary Stampede.

Best of Canada’s West with Calgary Stampede Ref: DBSW The Calgary Stampede takes place at the beginning of July every year. With Trafalgar you can experience this world-famous event on selected departures of the Best of Canada’s West. Day 1 to Day 7 

Day 9 | Calgary Stampede

These days will operate as shown on Best of Canada’s West Days 1-7.

Spend the entire day at the Calgary Stampede, billed as “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. (FB)

Day 8 | Banff | Calgary (2 Nights) Don your boots and Stetson as you arrive in Calgary to experience the world-famous Calgary Stampede, an exciting spectacle of classic rodeo events and grandstand shows. This evening, get your adrenaline pumping at the Stampede’s thrilling Chuckwagon Races. Cap off the day with a bang at the Grandstand Show, an entertainment extravaganza and fireworks display. (FB) Hotel: Delta Bow Valley

Day 10 to Day 13 These days will operate as shown on Best of Canada’s West, Days 8-11.

KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-Off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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Rockies Panorama Taking to the rails on the famous Rocky Mountaineer, this journey takes you from the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver to the heart of the Rockies through spectacular mountain scenery. It’s Insider moments like… talking to naturalists who share their incredible knowledge of the landscapes and wildlife you’ll encounter in the Rocky Mountains – as you explore them together. In scenic Lake Louise, you stroll along the shores of the lake, listening to tales that reveal the geology and history most would miss because of the overwhelming beauty of the scenery. And our local friend in Jasper gives you an insight into the native wildlife, which ranges from bears to mighty elk, and tells you all about their habits and habitats. Day 3 | Vancouver | Rocky Mountaineer | Kamloops All aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train for an unforgettable daylight rail journey through the diverse natural beauty on the way to Alberta. Travel through the fertile fields of the Fraser River Valley and alongside the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains before entering Fraser Canyon. End your day’s journey in historic Kamloops, which means “the meeting of the waters.” (CB L) Hotel: Assigned by Rocky Mountaineer Day 4 | Kamloops | Rocky Mountaineer | Jasper (2 Nights) Back onboard the train, make your way through the dramatic mountain landscape of British Columbia to the delightful alpine town of Jasper. Relax at your hotel located in this quaint city. (CB  L) Hotel:  Sawridge Inn Jasper Day 5 | Jasper Free Time and Sightseeing

Peyto Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Vancouver (2 Nights) Welcome to Vancouver! Check into your hotel and spend some time exploring downtown or perhaps take a walk near the harbor. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Day 2 | Vancouver Sightseeing

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It's iconic places City tour of Vancouver. Orientation tour of quaint Banff. Visit Victoria. View Lake Louise, Stanley Park, Glacier, Yoho and Mount Revelstoke National Parks and Mount Robson. Cruise majestic Maligne Lake. Drive along the Icefields Parkway. Iconic train journey aboard the Rocky Mountaineer.

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Be swept away by sparkling Vancouver with its panoramic views of English Bay. Set out for Stanley Park to see its towering totem poles and explore historic Chinatown and Gastown, the city’s first downtown, named for “Gassy” Jack Deighton who opened the area’s first saloon. This afternoon, visit an art gallery, do some shopping, relax at a cafe, savor an optional lunch and tasting at an urban winery or visit the Capilano Suspension bridge. Enjoy a Regional Meal at a local restaurant this evening. (FB RM)

Start the day with some free time enjoying the superb vistas, strolling Jasper’s charming streets, or if you like, take an optional float trip down the Athabasca River before an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Rockies. Learn about the underground river system while following the canyon’s trail past waterfalls and jagged rock formations. After, cruise Maligne Lake, followed by a rustic dinner along the water. Learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife at an interactive, after-dinner presentation by a A Local Expert. (FB D) Day 6 | Jasper | Columbia Icefield | Icefields Parkway | Banff National Park (2 Nights) Head south along the stunning Icefields Parkway, driving beneath snow-clad peaks and alongside thundering waterfalls and glistening glaciers. Keep an eye out for wildlife including elk, black bear and mountain goats. Upon arrival at the Columbia Icefield, board an Ice Explorer for a journey onto the massive Athabasca Glacier. See lovely Peyto Lake before arriving this afternoon at the quintessential alpine resort of Banff. (FB  D) Hotel:  Banff Park Lodge Day 7 | Banff Sightseeing and Free Time Immerse yourself in the glories of Banff, including the viewpoint of Surprise Corner, spectacular Bow Falls and the wind-shaped rock formations known as hoodoos. Then take an optional ride on the Banff Gondola

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for a bird’s-eye view of six mountain ranges. Spend the rest of the day as you like; explore the shops along Banff Avenue, or perhaps arrange an optional experience such as a scenic helicopter flight over Mount Assiniboine or a float trip down the Bow River. (FB) Day 8 | Banff | Lake Louise | Chase Arrive on the shores of lovely Lake Louise where you’ll learn about the history and geography of the area on a brief interpretive walk. Soak in the stunning landscape with its azure glacial waters, deep green forests, jagged snow-covered mountains and the mighty Victoria Glacier. Then travel through the alpine majesty of Yoho and Glacier National Parks to the temperate rainforest of Mount Revelstoke National Park. Arrive in Chase in time for dinner and a peaceful evening. (FB D) Hotel: Quaaout Lodge Day 9 | Chase | Victoria (2 Nights) Travel back to the Pacific coast and across the Strait of Georgia by ferry to Vancouver Island and quaint Victoria, home to fashionable tea rooms and old English charm. Though the wooden fort is long gone, Bastion Square (the birthplace of the city) welcomes visitors with lovely architecture and a bustling market. Your orientation tour will also introduce you to the scenic Inner Harbour and the impressive Parliament Buildings. The evening is all yours to explore on your own or relax at your hotel. (FB) Hotel: Inn at Laurel Point

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Day 10 | Victoria Sightseeing Start your day with breakfast at the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a 55acre preserve of gorgeous floral gardens.

Trip Type: Discoveries Learn about the history of the gardens and immerse yourself in the extravagant exhibits featuring flowers in full bloom. Spend some time exploring on your own, strolling the winding pathways, spotting butterflies and taking in their unique natural beauty. Visit a family-owned winery and taste the perfectly balanced vintages. The vintages have been carefully crafted with grapes farmed from over 100 acres and aged in French Oak barrels. Enjoy a tour of the winery, then indulge in a A Be My Guest Farewell Dinner featuring local cuisine delicately paired with delicious wines. (FB BG) Day 11 | Victoria | Depart Vancouver Travel by ferry back to the mainland. Transfers will be provided to the airport or to the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel in Vancouver for those extending their stay. (FB) Please do not schedule any flights before 3:30 p.m.

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•C  omplimentary snacks and non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages • First Class hotel in Kamloops • All transfers in Kamloops • Tips to train personnel included KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-Off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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Trans-Canadian Adventure An epic exploration, east meets west on this grand trip across Canada, taking you coast to coast on VIA Rail’s renowned train, The Canadian. It’s Insider moments like… getting an inside look at Canada’s stunning scenery – by rail and road. On the east coast, it’s uncovering the lush wine-growing region of the Niagara Peninsula, often missed by those just heading to the iconic falls. On the west coast, it’s encountering the dramatic Rockies, from the pine forests to the glaciers of the Columbia Icefield and Icefields Parkway. And, of course, it’s meeting locals, like our vintner friends in British Columbia, who invite you to taste their wines and dine with them.

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Vancouver Welcome to Vancouver, Canada’s third largest city and the jewel of British Columbia! Check into your hotel and spend some time exploring before gathering at 6 p.m. at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow traveling companions for a  Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel:  Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Day 2 | Vancouver | Straight of Georgia | Victoria (2 Nights)

Yoho National Park, Alberta

Set out for Stanley Park and the towering totem poles and explore the vibrant neighborhoods of Chinatown and Gastown with their cobbled streets. Travel by ferry to Vancouver Island and Victoria, home to fashionable tearooms and old English charm. Visit a family-owned winery and taste the perfectly-balanced vintages, carefully crafted with grapes farmed from over 100 acres and aged in French oak barrels. Indulge in a A Be My Guest  lunch featuring local cuisine delicately paired with their delicious wines followed by a tour of the winery. This afternoon, tour the exhibit of free-flight tropical butterflies at the Butterfly Gardens, an indoor world of tropical color and sights and home to more than 3,000 butterflies. (FB  BG) Hotel:  Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour Day 3 | Free Time

Butchart Gardens, Victoria

It's iconic places City tour of Vancouver. Orientation tour of Toronto. Visit scenic Victoria, Banff and Jasper National Parks. Take in panoramic views of Niagara Falls on a cruise. View Lake Louise, Stanley Park, Glacier, Yoho and Mount Revelstoke National Parks. Scenic drives along the Sea-to-Sky Highway and Icefields Parkway. Iconic train journey from Jasper to Toronto aboard VIA Rail’s The Canadian train.

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Start your day with breakfast at the worldfamous Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre preserve of gorgeous flowers. Learn about the history as well as current exhibits featuring flowers in their full summer bloom. Spend some time exploring the gardens on your own, strolling its winding pathways, spotting colorful butterflies and taking in their unique natural beauty. Back in Victoria, enjoy the rest of the day on your own. This evening, savor a dinner at one of three local restaurants with Your Choice Dining. (FB YC) Day 4 | Victoria | Sea-to-Sky Highway | Whistler Return to the mainland and board your motorcoach for a drive along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway, which winds between the glittering waters of Howe Sound and the soaring Coastal Mountains. Feel the spray on your face and listen to the thunder of the water at the 1,105 foot

(337 meter) high Shannon Falls near the town of Squamish, once the southern terminal of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway. This afternoon, arrive in Whistler where you’ll check into your hotel. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa Day 5 | Whistler | Kamloops Head east as you cross the Coast Mountains and travel along remote Duffy Lake Road through some of the most beautiful scenery in Canada. Then, it’s on to your hotel in Kamloops. (FB) Hotel:  Doubletree by Hilton Kamloops Day 6 | Kamloops | Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks | Banff (2 Nights) Sample the best of Canada’s natural treasures in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. Travel through Mount Revelstoke National Park, home to old-growth rainforest of alpine meadows rich with wildflowers. Then, enter Glacier National Park and climb over stunning Rogers Pass—keep an eye out for native wildlife such as caribou, mountain goats and grizzly bears. After crossing the Columbia River, arrive in Yoho National Park with its towering waterfalls, ice-clad peaks and a natural bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. Surmount the Continental Divide, and enter Banff National Park where you arrive at your quintessential alpine resort. Enjoy dinner and a A Local Expert presentation where you will learn all about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from a real life “Mountie.” (FB D) Hotel: Banff Park Lodge Day 7 | Banff Sightseeing and Free Time Immerse yourself in the natural glories of Banff, including the classic viewpoint of Surprise Corner, spectacular Bow Falls and the hoodoo rock formations. Then board the Banff Gondola for a ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for a bird’s-eye view of six mountain ranges. Spend the rest of the day as you like; explore the shops along Banff Avenue, or join one of the many optional activities, including a scenic helicopter flight over Mount Assiniboine, a float trip down the Bow River or a fun-filled dinner show this evening. (FB) Day 8 | Banff | Lake Louise | Icefields Parkway | Jasper National Park Arrive on the shores of lovely Lake Louise

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where you’ll learn about the history and geology of the area on a short interpretive walk. Then, soak in the stunning scenery with its azure glacial waters surrounded by deep green forests and jagged snowcovered mountains. Head north amidst a landscape of towering peaks, thundering waterfalls and ancient glaciers, keeping an eye out for elk, black bear and mountain goat. Get ready for a unique adventure at the Columbia Icefield when you board an Ice Explorer on the massive Athabasca Glacier. More action is in store if you’d like to take an optional float trip on the Athabasca River on the way to Jasper. Stay in the heart of the park where you’ll learn about the wildlife that call these stunning mountains home at an interactive, after-dinner presentation by a naturalist, your A Local Expert, on Jasper wildlife. (FB D) Hotel: Chateau Jasper Day 9 | Jasper National Park | The Canadian Train (3 Nights) 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 the underground river system while strolling along the canyon’s trail past beautiful waterfalls and spectacular rock formations. Bid farewell to your Travel Director and enjoy some free time before  boarding The Canadian train for your independent rail journey to Eastern Canada. Relax in your private Sleeper Plus class compartment with en suite facilities, and settle in for one of the world’s great train journeys. (FB D) Day 10 to Day 11 | Onboard The Canadian Enjoy your comfortable compartment, delicious meals and gracious service with

Trip Type: Discoveries this independent travel experience. Unwind with a drink in the welcoming lounge and be sure to spend some time in the open dome car with panoramic views of the passing landscape. As your rail adventure continues, experience all the natural glory of Canada: pristine lakes, expansive prairies stretching to the horizon, sparkling rivers and endless evergreen forests. (FB L D/FB L D) Day 12 | The Canadian | Toronto (2 Nights) After breakfast, your train arrives in Toronto where you are met, welcomed to the city and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to discover the sights of Toronto aboard a Hop-On, Hop-Off London-style, double-decker sightseeing tour bus. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Centre Toronto Day 13 | Niagara Falls Excursion Experience the majesty of one of the world’s great natural wonders. Travel through Niagara Peninsula, a lush wine-growing region, before arriving at Niagara Falls. Enjoy a panoramic view of the cascades before an exhilarating boat ride to the base of spectacular Horseshoe Falls. You’ll have plenty of time for shopping and picture taking before continuing to the historic, picturesque community of Niagara-on-theLake. Finish your unforgettable Niagara visit with a wine tasting experience at a local winery. (FB)

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Prestige Upgrade for VIA Rail Ref: DBTP Travel in class and comfort aboard VIA Rail’s Canadian, in Prestige Class. Upgrade includes: May - June: $675 July - October: $950 • Cabins that are 50% larger than Sleeper Plus class • Flat screen televisions with on demand movies • Includes all alcoholic beverages while on board • Full bathrooms with en suite showers • Dedicated concierge attendant to assist with all your needs • The quiet ambiance in the Prestige Park car with panoramic views and varied activities Note: Upgrade based on availability. Guaranteed room share and single occupancy are not available.

Day 14 | Depart Toronto Your journey comes to an end with a transfer to Toronto International Airport or extend your stay at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. (FB)

KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-Off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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Majestic Alaska A deep discovery of Alaska, this vast and intriguing state is uncovered through its national parks, like Denali and Kenai Fjords, and towns like Fairbanks, Anchorage and Seward. It’s Insider moments like… seeing Alaskan traditions in action, from authentic birch bowls being carved in a Fairbanks workshop to Ulu knives being crafted in a factory in Anchorage, where you learn the manufacturing process and hear how this carved tool was developed by the Inuits for their use in the wild. It’s also spending time with locals, like the expert we introduce you to in Fairbanks; looking after the sled dogs at the kennels of the late Iditarod champion, Susan Butcher, they share stories and insights about the tradition.

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Fairbanks (2 Nights) Welcome to Fairbanks! Spend the afternoon getting settled in at your hotel or do a little sightseeing on your own. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Rivers Edge Resort Day 2 | Fairbanks Sightseeing and Free Time Visit a workshop where local artisans carve Alaskan birch bowls, a A Local Specialty. Then, board a paddlewheel riverboat on a journey to a recreated Athabascan village where you can meet and talk with native Alaskans. Visit the kennel owned by the late Iditarod champion Susan Butcher and hear a  A Local Expert recount tales about life as a senior handler on the trail. Enjoy some free time to explore Fairbanks on your own. Tonight, enjoy a salmon bake Regional Meal. (FB RM) Day 3 | Fairbanks | Denali National Park (2 Nights)

Denali National Park, Alaska

Wind your way through the scenic Tanana River Valley on your way to snow-capped Mount McKinley the highest peak in North America and the centerpiece of Denali National Park. Settle into your hotel and delve into Denali’s lively history at a Regional Meal and show at the Denali Dinner Theater. (FB RM) Hotel: Denali Bluffs Day 4 | Denali National Park Sightseeing and Free Time Perhaps take an optional morning rafting trip or a guided hike this morning before immersing yourself in the wilderness of Denali on the Tundra Wilderness Tour as your guide helps you spot local wildlife. A snack lunch is included on your tour. (FB L) Day 5 | Denali | Alaska Railroad | Anchorage (2 Nights)

Bull Moose, Alaska

It's iconic places Visit Fairbanks, Denali National Park, Anchorage and Seward. Cruise down the river in a paddlewheel boat in Fairbanks, and over to majestic Kenai Fjords National Park. Iconic train journey through Alaska’s wildnerness aboard the Alaska Railroad.

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Enjoy a morning on your own before boarding the famous Alaska Railroad for the scenic journey to Anchorage. Relax in your comfortable reclining seat in your Deluxe Dome Railcar as onboard  experts discuss the spectacular landscapes of Hurricane Gulch and Indian River Canyon. After arriving in Anchorage, enjoy the evening on your own. (FB) Hotel: Quality Suites Anchorage Day 6 | Anchorage Sightseeing and Free Time Explore Anchorage’s historic downtown

district and view the scenic shores of Cook Inlet. Stop at the Ulu Factory for a A Local Specialty, an introduction to the semicircular Ulu knife developed by the Inuit people. Visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center where you can walk past indigenous villages and meet with natives from different parts of the state. After some free time, join your newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner and toast to your Alaskan adventure. (FB FD) Day 7 | Anchorage | Kenai Fjords National Park | Seward Visit a wildlife rehabilitation center with a guide before embarking on a sightseeing cruise into the heart of Kenai Fjords National Park. Enjoy lunch while enjoying the views of abundant wildlife and magnificent glaciers. Then, bid farewell to your traveling companions who are sailing off on the Holland America Line. (FB L) Hotel: BW Plus Edgewater Day 8 | Seward | Depart Anchorage Enjoy the morning on your own before returning to Anchorage. Stops will be made at Anchorage International Airport and the Quality Suites in Anchorage for guests extending their stay. (FB) Please do not schedule any flights before 6 p.m.

14 Day Itinerary Including Glacier Discovery Alaska Cruise Ref: DSMI/Z/B Luxury 7 night cruise aboard the Holland America Line. Your choice of Inside, Ocean-View or Verandah Stateroom. All meals included onboard with Personal Choice Dining, Personal Choice Activities and entertainment. Day 1 to Day 6   These days will operate as shown on Majestic Alaska Days 1-6. Day 7 | Anchorage | Kenai Fjords National Park | Seward | Glacier Discovery Alaska Cruise (7 Nights) Today bid farewell to your Travel Director as you board your Holland America Line cruise ship and set sail on an unforgettable cruise. (FB L D)

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While admiring the massive glaciers of College Fjord in Prince William Sound, keep your eyes open for harbor seals, sea otters, bald eagles and even one of the 40-ton humpback whales. (FB L D)

Haines—home to fall’s Alaska Bald Eagle Festival—lies alongside the longest fjord in America. Visit galleries offering traditional Tlingit art in the quaint downtown. (FB L D)

Day 9  |  Scenic Cruising | Glacier Bay National Park

Stroll Juneau’s picturesque streets, stopping in eclectic shops and saloons from the Gold Rush era. (FB L D)

From the comfort of your ship, watch Glacier Bay National Park’s immense glaciers, towering peaks and icy rivers. (FB L D)

While in Ketchikan, check out the world’s largest collection of standing totem poles, intricately carved with native designs. Consider taking an optional guided tour through town or a floatplane flightseeing trip. (FB L D) Day 13 | Scenic Cruising | Inside Passage Revel in the scenery as you glide past a maze of bays, glacier-carved fjords and waterways protected from the open sea by rugged islands. (FB L D) Day 14 | Depart Vancouver

Day 11 | Juneau

Sail into Vancouver Harbor early this morning. After disembarking, take your transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel if you wish to extend your stay. (FB) Please do not schedule any flights before 12:30 p.m.

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Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island With a taste of the seafaring lifestyle of Canada’s east coast, every spot is picture perfect – from the quaint coastal towns to the wild nature of Prince Edward Island National Park and Cape Breton. It’s Insider moments like… tasting the fruity sweetness of decadent preserves like Strawberry Grand Marnier and Blueberry Raspberry Champagne served on homemade tea biscuits on Prince Edward Island. Bruce McNaughton’s preserve company once sold to global restaurants, but he now welcomes you to his kitchen before treating you to local dishes like potato pie with bacon crust and maple dressing, a choice of 50 teas, and his preserves. It’s also moments like seeing the Great Highland bagpipers, snare drummers and dancers of the College of Piping.

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Halifax (2 Nights) Welcome to the vibrant city of Halifax! Set out to immerse yourself in the city’s rich maritime history. Gather at the hotel at 6 p.m. with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a  Welcome Reception.  (WR) Hotel: The Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites Lighthouse, Prince Edward Island National Park

It's iconic places City tour of Halifax. Visit Prince Edward Island National Park, Bay of Fundy, Sherbrooke Village, Moncton, Jeddore Oyster Pond, the Fisherman’s Life Museum, and the Hopewell Rocks. See Cape Breton Highlands, the famous Peggy’s Cove lighthouse and the Alexander Graham Bell Historic Site. Scenic drive along a portion of the Cabot Trail.

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Day 2 | Halifax Sightseeing Today a A Local Expert leads an orientation tour of this sparkling port city. Learn about Nova Scotia’s intimate ties to the Titanic at a local cemetery and see where many of the victims are laid to rest. Visit the beautiful, Victorian-era inspired Halifax Public Gardens and the bustling harborfront. This afternoon, breathe in the fresh ocean air at Peggy’s Cove on St. Margaret’s Bay, delighting painters and

photographers with its red lighthouse and colorful fishing village. Then, discover the massive Halifax Citadel, formerly one of the principal naval bases of the British Empire. Later, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.  (FB D) Day 3 | Halifax | Sherbrooke Village | Baddeck (2 Nights) Head north to Jeddore Oyster Pond and the Fisherman’s Life Museum, which allows you to imagine the simple joys and struggles of a typical fisherman’s family in the early 1900s. Then stroll among the clapboard houses, visit the blacksmith’s shop and see the local school of Sherbrooke Village, a meticulously re-created lumber town from the late 19th century. Upon reaching Cape Breton Island, end your travels

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in the town of Baddeck on the shores of the enchanting Bras d’Or Lake.  (FB) Hotel: Silver Dart Lodge Day 4 | Cape Breton Highlands and Cabot Trail Excursion Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site where the inventor of the telephone chose to build his grand Canadian estate. Get a taste of the natural beauty that enchanted him on the famed Cabot Trail, a breathtaking journey around the tip of the island. Look out for black bear, moose and bald eagle as you travel past the majestic cliffs and canyons of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. (FB) Day 5 | Baddeck | Wood Islands Ferry | Charlottetown (2 Nights)

Trip Type: Regional festooned with gently waving beach grass and striking red sandstone cliffs. Visit Province House, Prince Edward Island’s provincial legislature meeting place since 1847 and a National Historic Site. For a A Unique Insight, visit the College of Piping, where Celtic culture comes alive! The college has a world-class reputation as an international school of excellence in Highland bagpiping.   Later, pay a visit to the gabled house that provided inspiration for the beloved children’s classic, Anne of Green Gables. n to Charlottetown and enjoy the evening on your own. (FB)

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 122 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 7 | Charlottetown | Shediac Bay | Hopewell Rocks | Moncton

Cross back over the Northumberland Strait, this time by the Confederation Bridge, an Traversing the scenic Nova Scotia eight-mile-long engineering wonder. Back countryside, spot little farms, glittering in New Brunswick, head out onto the stretches of blue water and rocky waters to learn about the art and science headlands before arriving at the lovely of lobstering, then enjoy a lobster Regional harbor of Pictou. Cross the Northumberland Meal aboard the boat (weather permitting). Strait to magical Prince Edward Island Get out your Guinness Book of World and picturesque Charlottetown. Visit the Records this morning and join a  A Local Prince Edward Island Preserve Company Expert  to visit the magnificently eroded and learn the secrets of making delicious Hopewell Rocks in the Bay of Fundy, site of fruit preserves. Join your hosts for a  the world’s highest tides. Arrive in Moncton A Be My Guest  dinner featuring authentic this evening in time to enjoy a Farewell local cuisine. (FB  BG) Hotel:  Rodd Dinner with your newfound friends. (FB RM FD) Hotel: Delta Beausejour Charlottetown Day 6 | Prince Edward Sightseeing and Free Time Join a  A Local Expert  today for an insider’s tour of Prince Edward Island. Begin your exploration at Prince Edward Island National Park with its sand dunes

Day 8 | Moncton | Depart Halifax Bid farewell to Moncton and transfer to Halifax International Airport for your flight home or extend your stay in Halifax. (FB) Please do not schedule flights before 7:00 p.m. Green Gables House, Prince Edward Island National Park

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Best of Eastern Canada The perfect introduction to East Canada’s highlights, the scenic splendor of Niagara Falls meets the urban favorites of Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa. It’s Insider moments like… delving beyond the iconic attractions of Quebec City and Montreal to see the cities like a local. We introduce you to residents we know, who share personal stories of everyday life and introduce you to their favorite places. It’s tasting the unique ‘ice wine’ in the 200 year old log barn of a winery on the Niagara Peninsula. Discovering how the grapes are frozen on the vine, before heading to the stone Carriage House for a private dinner of delicious authentic dishes paired with estate wines.

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Niagara Falls, Ontario

It's iconic places Orientation tours of Toronto and the capital city of Ottawa. Visit Niagara Falls, Montreal, Kingston, Quebec City and a recreated 1860s rural village. View the magnificent Montmorency Falls.

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Welcome to Toronto! After checking into your hotel, take advantage of some time on your own to relax or explore the hustle and bustle of the city. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton Centre Toronto Day 2 | Toronto Sightseeing and Free Time Start the day with an orientation tour of cosmopolitan, multi-cultural Toronto. The remainder of the day and evening are yours to explore this exciting city on your own or

perhaps embark on an optional trip to the top of the iconic CN Tower. (FB) Day 3 | Toronto | Niagara Falls Travel through the lush wine-growing region between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario before arriving at Niagara Falls. Enjoy a panoramic view of the thundering cascades before taking an exhilarating boat ride to the base of spectacular Horseshoe Falls. This evening, enjoy a delightful experience at a family-owned and operated winery. Join your hosts for an exclusive tour and tasting of their award-winning wines, including

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their famous ice wine, a specialty of the region, made from grapes that have been frozen while still on the vine. Sample some of Niagara’s regional cuisine created with local seasonal ingredients at a  A Be My Guest  dinner served in a marvelous setting with stunning views of the vineyard. (FB BG) Hotel:  Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview Day 4 | Niagara Falls | Kingston Follow the scenic shores of Lake Ontario through the countryside to the historic town of Kingston. Here, visit Old Fort Henry and learn about British garrison life during the years just before the confederation of Canada. This evening, enjoy a Regional Meal aboard a cruise across Kingston’s Thousand Islands region. (FB  RM) Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Kingston Day 5 | Kingston | Upper Canada Village | Montreal Follow the thread of the nation’s history in Upper Canada Village, a re-created rural community where costumed interpreters immerse you in 1860s life. Then travel to Montreal, the cultural capital of Canada. Here, your A Local Expert  introduces you to the historic sites of the city, including spectacular Notre-Dame Basilica, the colorful port area and the modern, bustling downtown. Stop at Mount Royal (the hill that gave its name to the city) for panoramic views over one of the loveliest cities in North America. (FB) Hotel: Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Day 6 | Montreal | Quebec City (2 Nights) This morning, wind your way along the beautiful St. Lawrence River, stopping at thundering Montmorency Falls, cascading down from nearly 100 feet (30 meters) higher than those at Niagara. This afternoon, find yourself within the fortified walls of oldworld Quebec City with its artisanal bakeries,

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flower markets and lively cafes offering a taste of Paris in the New World. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (FB  D) Hotel: Hilton Quebec Day 7 | Quebec Sightseeing and Free Time Join your A Local Expert  on an exploration of the city, walking the narrow streets of the atmospheric Old Town and the Plains of Abraham, the site of a major colonial battle between the British and the French. Enjoy the afternoon and evening at leisure. Perhaps browse the city’s shops and galleries, visit a museum or simply sit and watch the world go by at a charming cafe. (FB)

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 122 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 8 | Quebec City | Ottawa Sightseeing (2 Nights) Travel back into Ontario to Ottawa, Canada’s stately capital. Upon arrival, embark on an introductory tour of the city, viewing the elegant buildings of Parliament Hill, Rideau Hall, the residence of the Governor General of Canada, and the beautiful downtown parks with their exquisite gardens. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Ottawa Day 9 | Ottawa Free Time The day is yours to spend as you like, immersed in the history and culture of Canada’s lively capital. Stop at a gallery or two, explore one of Ottawa’s many museums, or visit Rideau Canal—a UNESCO World Heritage Site that becomes the world’s largest skating rink in the winter months. Tonight, toast to your Eastern Canada adventure with newfound friends at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) Day 10 | Ottawa | Depart Toronto Return to Toronto where you are transferred to Toronto International Airport or the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel if you’re extending your stay.  (FB) Please do not schedule any flights before 6 p.m.

Old City Hall, Toronto

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Newfoundland & Labrador A journey into Canada’s less-explored corners, the nature and national parks of Newfoundland and Labrador are explored along with charming spots from St John to L’Anse aux Meadows. It’s Insider moments like… tasting the berry wines at Canada’s only Kosher winery. Made from blueberries, strawberries, cranberries or blackcurrants, the fruit in the Rodrigues wines comes from Newfoundland’s pure soil, air and water. As well as the tastes of Canada, the history and forefathers are brought to life at the Beothuk Interpretation Centre, where you explore the exhibits and discover more about a civilization which has long-since vanished, leaving behind faint outlines of its past in this dramatic coastal setting.

Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive St. John’s (2 Nights) Welcome to St. John’s, a city capturing the ideal balance between nature and nightlife, from the East Coast Trail and its stunning scenery to the colorful entertainment district along George Street. Check into your hotel and spend some time relaxing before meeting with your Travel Director and traveling companions at 6 p.m. for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Delta St. John’s Day 2 | St. John’s Sightseeing

St Anthony Harbour, Newfoundland

It's iconic places Orientation tour of St. John’s. Visit Cupid’s Cove Plantation and Hawthorne Cottage Historic Sites, Heart’s Content Cable Station Museum, Red Bay, L’Anse Aux Meadows and Port au Choix as well as Gander, Gros Morne National Park, Deer Lake and St. Anthony. See King’s Point Whale Pavillion and Arches Provincial Park.

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Begin your exploration of Newfoundland’s capital and largest city with a sightseeing tour that may remind you of a mini San Francisco (without the cable cars!). Although it was incorporated in 1921, some consider St. John’s to be the oldest English-founded city in North America. A A Local Expert shares the story of Signal Hill, where Marconi’s first transatlantic wireless signal was recorded. Enjoy a Lighthouse Picnics lunch for a treasured memory before setting out on a boat tour across Witless Bay Ecological Reserve to spot whales and seabird colonies inhabiting the area (in season). Head back to the hotel for an evening on your own. (FB L) Day 3 | St. John’s | Clarenville Today, visit Cupid’s Cove Plantation and Hawthorne Cottage National Historic Sites, home of Captain Robert Bartlett, commander of The Roosevelt during Admiral’s Perry’s expedition to the North Pole. The site is a prime example of 19th century merchant

housing, with memorabilia from the Captain’s numerous expeditions. Explore another Provincial Historic Site at the Heart’s Content Cable Station Museum to learn about the first permanent Trans-Atlantic telegraph cable. This afternoon join a hosted  winery tour and tasting at the only kosher winery in Canada! Arrive in Clarenville tonight for dinner at the hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Clarenville Inn Day 4 | Clarenville | Gander Begin the morning with a trip to Terra Nova National Park, where landscape varies from rugged cliffs and sheltered inlets of the coastal region to rolling forested hills, bogs and ponds of the inland. Drive on to New Wes Valley to visit the Barbour Living Heritage Museum and explore its many surrounding historic buildings. Next, it’s on to the  Fisherman’s Museum and Banting Interpretation Centre at Musgrave Harbour to see an array of interesting artifacts relating to the fishing industry. Arrive in Gander this afternoon. (FB) Hotel: Sinbad Day 5 | Gander Sightseeing | Rocky Harbour (2 Nights) This morning, visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum to learn about Gander’s role as an important strategic base during WWII and hear the story of Gander’s unexpected role in the days following 9/11. Afterward, stop for lunch on your own in King’s Point  where nature’s beauty abounds. See the 52-foot humpback whale skeleton on display at King’s Point Whale Pavilion

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before visiting King's Point Pottery and Crafts, a gallery specializing in hand-made, whale-themed pottery created by local artisans. This afternoon, arrive in Rocky Harbour, Gros Morne National Park. (FB  D) Hotel: Fisherman’s Landing Inn Day 6 | Gros Morne National Park Sightseeing Gros Morne National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the second largest national park in Atlantic Canada exhibiting the distinct Newfoundland and Labrador culture. With eagles soaring overhead in the sky and the whales swimming in the deep waters, the beauty surrounding the park is breathtaking. (FB) Day 7 | Rocky Harbour | St. Anthony (2 Nights) After breakfast, leave Rocky Harbour and head for Arches Provincial Park. See the photogenic rock formation before heading to Hawkes Bay for a visit to the Torrent River Salmon Interpretive Centre. Here, view salmon in their natural habitat through an underwater window and learn about their lifecycle and how community partnerships helped shape the river. Take a walk on the John Hogan Trail or rest at the Torrent River Nature Park to soak in the surrounding nature before lunch on your own. This afternoon, discover more about what the northern tip of Newfoundland has to offer when you arrive in St. Anthony. (FB D) Hotel: Haven Inn Day 8 | L’Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site Excursion Spend the morning at L’Anse aux Meadows where the remains of a small group of Norse sailor’s camp was discovered in 1960 by Helge and Anne Stine Ingstad, and is the oldest known European settlement of the New World. Explore the reconstructions of three Norse buildings, the focal point of this archaeological site. The archaeological

Trip Type: Small Group remains were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978 and highlights the Viking lifestyle, artifacts, and archaeological discovery of the site. Explore the hiking trails to nearby bays and lakes if you like.  Return to St. Anthony for the rest of the day at leisure or perhaps take an optional boat tour, on the Northland Discovery, in search of icebergs, whales and seabirds. (FB)

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 122 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences. Small Group itineraries have a maximum of 26 guests.

Day 9 | St. Anthony | L’anse Au Clair This morning travel to St. Barbe to board  the Labrador Ferry en route to Red Bay, the  farthest north you can go on paved road! Visit Red Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where  right and bowhead whales once attracted whalers from northern Spain and southern  France during the 16th century. This port  was the busiest for the thriving industry  along the Labrador coast. Return to Blanc Sablon this afternoon in time to celebrate the  region’s beautiful mountainous and coastal  scenery with your newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) Hotel: Northern Light Inn Day 10 | L’anse Au Clair | Deer Lake Take the Labrador Ferry back to St. Barbe this morning and board the coach for a short ride to the Port au Choix National Historic Site.  Location, as the old saying goes, is everything. The Port au Choix Peninsula juts slightly out into the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Newfoundland’s northwest coast. With marine resources like fish and mammals within reach, it’s been a favorite spot for people who have lived and traded here for more than 5,500 years. (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Day 11 | Depart Deer Lake After breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to your newfound friends as your vacation comes to an end. Extend your stay or take a transfer to the airport. (FB)

The Narrows at St. John's, Newfoundland

KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-Off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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Enchanting Maritimes The maritime mainstays of New England and eastern Canada’s remote coastline feature at every stop – from peaceful Bar Harbor and vibrant Boston to the rugged landscapes of Cape Breton. It’s Insider moments like… catching lobster on Shediac Bay as the fresh salt water spray adds to the excitement of our trip out with fishermen. As they teach you the art of lobster fishing on their trawler, they help you net your own lunch – a truly authentic meal on the east coast. And it’s chatting to other local characters, like our friends on Prince Edward Island and the Bay of Fundy, who take you to see the attractions and share knowledge of their home regions, but also reveal their own anecdotes and their love of the places they show you.

Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Halifax (2 Nights) Welcome to the vibrant city of Halifax! Set out to immerse yourself in the city’s rich maritime history. Gather at the hotel at 6 p.m. with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a  Welcome Reception.  (WR) Hotel:  The Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites Day 2 | Halifax Sightseeing

Bar Harbor, Maine

It's iconic places City tour of Halifax, Prince Edward Island and St. John. Orientation tour of Boston. Visit Halifax, Prince Edward Island National Park, Bay of Fundy and Hopewell Rocks. View Peggy’s Cove, Jeddore Oyster Pond, Sherbrooke Village, Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Moncton and Reversing Falls. See Cape Breton Highlands and Acadia National Parks. Scenic drive along a portion of The Cabot Trail.

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Today a A Local Expert leads an exploration of this sparkling port city. Learn about Nova Scotia’s intimate ties to the Titanic at a local cemetery and see where many of the victims are laid to rest. Visit the beautiful, Victorian-era inspired Halifax Public Gardens and the bustling harborfront. This afternoon, breathe in the fresh ocean air at Peggy’s Cove on St. Margaret’s Bay, delighting painters and photographers with its red lighthouse and colorful fishing village. Then, discover the massive Halifax Citadel, formerly one of the principal naval bases of the British Empire. Later, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.  (FB D) Day 3 | Halifax | Sherbrooke Village | Baddeck (2 Nights) Head north to Jeddore Oyster Pond and the Fisherman’s Life Museum, where you can imagine the simple joys and struggles of a typical fisherman’s family in the

early 1900s. Then stroll among the clapboard houses, visit the blacksmith’s shop and see the local school of Sherbrooke Village, a meticulously re-created lumber town from the late 19th century. Upon reaching Cape Breton Island, end your travels in the town of Baddeck on the shores of the enchanting Bras d’Or Lake. (FB) Hotel: Silver Dart Lodge Day 4 | Cape Breton Highlands and Cabot Trail Excursion Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site where the inventor of the telephone chose to build his grand Canadian estate. Get a taste of the natural beauty that enchanted him on the famed Cabot Trail, a breathtaking journey around the tip of the island. Look out for black bear, moose and bald eagle as you travel past the majestic cliffs and canyons of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. (FB) Day 5 | Baddeck | Wood Islands Ferry | Charlottetown (2 Nights) Traversing the scenic Nova Scotia countryside, spot little farms, glittering stretches of blue water and rocky headlands before arriving at the lovely harbor of Pictou. Cross the Northumberland Strait to magical Prince Edward Island and picturesque Charlottetown. Visit the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company and learn the

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secrets of making delicious fruit preserves. Join your hosts for a  A Be My Guest  dinner featuring authentic local cuisine.  (FB  BG) Hotel: Rodd Charlottetown

home to the largest hotel in North America, the city of Bar Harbor also played host to the grand mansions of the American elite. (FB) Hotel: Bar Harbor Regency

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Join a  A Local Expert  today for an insider’s tour of Prince Edward Island. Begin your exploration at Prince Edward Island National Park with its sand dunes festooned with gently waving beach grass and striking red sandstone cliffs. Visit Province House, Prince Edward Island’s provincial legislature meeting place since 1847 and a National Historic Site. For a A Unique Insight, visit the College of Piping, where Celtic culture comes alive! The college has a world-class reputation as an international school of excellence in Highland bagpiping. Later, pay a visit to the gabled house that provided inspiration for the beloved children’s classic, Anne of Green Gables. Return to Charlottetown and enjoy the evening on your own. (FB) Day 7 | Charlottetown | Shediac Bay | Hopewell Rocks | Moncton Cross back over the Northumberland Strait, this time by the Confederation Bridge, an eight-mile-long engineering wonder. Back in New Brunswick, head out onto the waters in Shediac Bay to learn about the art and science of lobstering, then enjoy a lobster Regional Meal aboard the boat (weather permitting). Get out your Guinness Book of World Records this morning and join a  A Local Expert  to visit the magnificently eroded Hopewell Rocks in the Bay of Fundy, site of the world’s highest tides. Arrive in Moncton this evening in time to enjoy dinner with your newfound friends.  (FB  RM  D) Hotel: Delta Beausejour Day 8 | Moncton | Bar Harbor (2 Nights) After breakfast, head south and across the border to Maine’s Mount Desert Island. Once

Marvel at Acadia National Park’s granite cliffs overlooking dramatic, windswept beaches, graceful stone bridges arching over rushing streams and stands of ancient maples. Return to Bar Harbor for a full afternoon on your own. Tonight, enjoy a festive dinner with Maine lobster. (FB D) Day 10 | Bar Harbor | Portland Head to Portland, Maine where you’ll enjoy sightseeing in this genuine and unpretentious city. With its heady mixture of artistic and outdoor adventures, the seascapes and cityscapes blend harmoniously, perched on a peninsula, jutting out into island-studded Casco Bay. Dinner is on your own in Portland. (FB) Hotel: Westin Portland Harborview

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 122 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Authentic Accommodation Omni Parker House, Boston, Massachusetts, USA The hotel’s legendary ‘Saturday Club’ was frequented by some of the brightest minds from the Golden Age of Literature— Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne and Longfellow. Generations of local and national politicians—including Ulysses S. Grant, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and William Jefferson Clinton— assembled for private meetings, press conferences, and power breakfasts at this A Authentic Accommodation.

Day 11 | Portland | Boston Head to Boston after breakfast, traveling along the New England coastline, passing by old whaling villages dotted with lighthouses, the playgrounds of the rich and famous, and rocky beaches. Enjoy an afternoon of sightseeing on an orientation tour upon arrival in Boston. This afternoon, get settled at the Omni Parker House, an Historic Hotel of America. Tonight, celebrate your vacation with newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner. (FB  FD) Hotel:  Omni Parker House A Authentic Accommodation Day 12 | Depart Boston Bid farewell to your travel companions as you are transferred to Boston Logan International Airport or choose to extend your stay at the Omni Parker House. (FB)

Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

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Panama, the Canal & Beyond It may feature the famous and dynamic capital, an unforgettable canal cruise and the sands of Playa Bonita but this trip also takes you beyond all that to meet locals in villages and the rainforest. It’s Insider moments like… the aroma of coffee beans in the air in Boquete, where we meet one of the many growers in the Panama highlands who have made the area famous for award-winning gourmet coffee. In Gamboa Rainforest, villagers show you how to make the local staple of Patacones, or fried plantains. And you’re invited for lunch with the Eleta Almaran family at their thoroughbred farm in Cerro Punta, Panama’s highest village, where they breed race winners in the fresh mountain air – you can even have a photo on one of their stallions.

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Panama City (2 Nights) Bienvenidos a Panama! Welcome to Central America’s most beautiful gem and home to the eponymous Canal. You are greeted at the airport by a local host and transferred to your hotel overlooking the Bay of Panama, just steps away from Calle Uruguay with its many popular restaurants and shops. At 6 p.m., join your fellow travel companions and your Travel Director at the hotel for a  Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Le Meridien Panama Day 2 | Panama Canal Cruise and Free Time

Casco Antiguo, Old Town, Panama

Board your vessel and cruise the Canal, Panama’s premier attraction. As you enter the most important waterway in the world, cruise down from the north end of the Galliard Cut, where the Chagres River flows into the Canal, and witness firsthand the engineering wonder of the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores Locks, the final set before reaching the Pacific Ocean. Cruise over the Continental Divide and under the Centennial Bridge and Bridge of the Americas while enjoying a relaxed morning snack and lunch. Once in the beautiful Bay of Panama, prepare for the best views of Panama City’s modern skyline. Afterward, wander the vibrant streets of Casco Antiguo-a UNESCO World Heritage Site-in Panama’s Historic District. Enjoy the evening in Panama City to sample local cuisine. (FB L) Day 3 | Panama City Sightseeing | Gamboa Rainforest (2 Nights)

Panama Canal

It's iconic places City tour of Panama City. Orientation tour of Boquete. Visit Panama Viejo, the historic district of Casco Antiguo in Panama City, Gamboa Rainforest, Chagres National Park, a thoroughbred farm in Cerro Punta Valley and a coffee plantation in the Chiriqui Highlands. Cruise a portion of the Panama Canal. View the basilica in Nata and the Pacific coast.

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Discover Panama City’s role long before the Canal put it on the map. Visit Panama Viejo, site of the ruins of the original Panama City before it was sacked by the pirate Henry Morgan. Next, stop at a local fish market on the way to the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center and Canal Museum. Then head for the lush vegetation and tropical climate of the rainforest. Once at your resort, join a guide on an exciting nature walk and aerial tram ride. Glide smoothly through the treetops and possibly spot birds and animals that inhabit the rainforest canopy. Visit the Observation Tower and admire the panoramic views of the Chagres River and Panama Canal. After dinner, join a discussion with a Smithsonian researcher, a A Local Expert, and learn more about the diversity of Panama. (FB  D) Hotel: Gamboa Rainforest Resort

Day 4 | Gamboa Rainforest Sightseeing and Free Time Embark on a different kind of water adventure and meet your boteros (boatmen) at the edge of the Chagres National Park to board motorboats. Enjoy a ride up river through the jungle, possibly sighting toucans, sloths and monkeys. Arriving at Embera’ Drua, you are met with a traditional greeting and will learn about the Embera Indians’ fascinating culture, lifestyle and crafts. At the village, enjoy a delicious traditional  A Local Specialty—patacones (fried plantains) with small samples of fried fish or chicken. Then listen to local music and watch traditional shamanic dances. Back at the resort, the afternoon is free. (FB) Day 5 | Gamboa Rainforest | David | Cerro Punta | Boquete (2 Nights) Fly to David and travel up the mountain slopes of the Chiriqui Province. At Cerro Punta, take in the superb views of Volcan Baru, a dormant but prominent volcano and the tallest mountain in Panama. An exclusive  A Be My Guest lunch awaits at a thoroughbred breeding farm situated in Cerro Punta Valley, one of the most beautiful scenic jewels in the country. As guests of the owners—one of Panama’s most prominent families—explore the farm and learn how they breed these magnificent horses in a chemical-free environment. Later, arrive at the mountain resort of Boquete in beautiful Valle Escondido.  (FB  BG  D) Hotel: Finca Lerida Boutique Hotel Day 6 | Boquete Sightseeing and Free Time Visit a coffee plantation and learn how coffee, a new A Local Specialty in Panama, is making a grand entrance on the world stage of gourmet grounds with several award-winning, estate-grown varietals. Learn about the coffee-making process and see the Ngobe-Bugle, an indigenous group who hand-pick the red coffee berries when they are perfectly ripe. The rest of the day is free to do some exploring in the quaint township of Boquete. (FB) Day 7 | Boquete | Santiago | Nata | Playa Bonita Descend from the Chiriqui Highlands to the Inter-American Highway, the Central American section of the Pan-American Highway. Stop in Santiago for lunch on your own. On to

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Aguadulce and Nata in Cocle Province, the heart of Panama’s sugar cane industry. In Nata, view the beautiful basilica, said to be the oldest church in Central America. Arrive at your resort, nestled alongside the Pacific Ocean. This evening, recount cherished memories of your Panama vacation with newfound friends at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) Hotel: InterContinental Playa Bonita

Trip Type: Small Group Day 8 | Playa Bonita | Depart Panama City Extend your stay in Playa Bonita or transfer to Panama City Airport. (Depending on your departure time, a continental or full breakfast will be available). (CB/FB)

Panama, the the Canal Canal and Beyond with Colonial Panama, & Beyond Cartagena Ref: LPAC with Colonial Cartagena Ref: LPAC Day 1 to Day 7   These days will operate as shown on Days 1-7 on Panama, the Canal & Beyond. Day 8  |  Playa Bonita | Panama City | Cartagena (3 Nights) Depart Playa Bonita and head to Panama City for your flight to Cartagena. Upon arrival, you are met by a local host and transferred to your boutique hotel, superbly situated in the heart of Cartagena’s Old Town on the Caribbean coast. Recently declared ‘Historical Patrimony of Humanity’ by UNESCO, it is one the world’s jewels and best kept secret. The city has some of the best-preserved colonial architecture and is considered by many as the most beautiful city in South America. (FB) Hotel: Bantu Boutique Hotel Day 9 | Cartagena Sightseeing Discover the heart of the colonial city walking with your guide along the colorful streets, admiring old colonial houses, beautiful flower-laden balconies, and picturesque squares. Visit the Gold Museum, Heredia Theater and the San Pedro Claver Church. This afternoon, visit the most important monuments outside of the Old Town. View La Popa, Convent of

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La Candelaria, with stunning views of the city and bay. Head to San Felipe Fort, built in the 17th  century to protect the city from pirates. Stop at “Las Bovedas” (The Vaults), which were used as dungeons in days of yore and now house a variety of shops. Your evening is free. (FB) Day 10 | Cartagena Free Time Today is yours to relax, explore further, or take an optional trip to an offshore island or mud bath volcano. (FB) Day 11 | Depart Cartagena After breakfast, say adios to Cartagena and transfer to Rafael Nunez Cartagena Airport for your onward flight. (FB) Below prices include flight from Panama City to Cartagena. 1 Oct 2014 - 31 Dec 2015 Twin share Supplement $1025 p.p. Single room Supplement $525 p.p. 1 Jan 2016 - 31 Mar 2016 Twin share Supplement $1075 p.p. Single room Supplement $550 p.p. This is a locally hosted extension.

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 122 for details. Land and Intra-Air: prices include economy air and air-related charges for flight between Panama City and David and are accurate as of 1 May 2014. For up-to-date information, please visit www.trafalgar.com. Luggage: There is a 25 lb/11 kg baggage weight limit per person on the internal flight to David.  A small carry-on is recommended for your flight to David. Additional luggage will be transferred by coach the evening of Day 4 and will be waiting for you on arrival in Boquete on Day 5.  Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences. Small Group itineraries have a maximum of 26 guests.

Extend Your Vacation 15 Day Itinerary with Costa Rica Eco Adventure Choose to extend your vacation by following your Panama trip with our Costa Rica Eco Adventure vacation. See pages 110 - 111 for more information.

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Monkeys, Jungles & Volcanoes The sights and sounds of the jungle are joined by the calm of thermal mineral pools, volcanic walks and white sandy beaches on this family adventure. It’s Insider moments like… biting into juicy golden fruit at the world’s only certified organic pineapple farm and tasting hearts of palm. It’s meeting locals who strive to protect the sea turtles that nest in Tortuguero National Park; hearing how the turtles can weigh up to 1,100 pounds and that a female can lay more than 100 eggs in one go. And it’s seeing the excitement on your family’s faces as they fly between trees on a zipline, adding to the squeals and shrieks of the jungle.

White-faced Capuchin, Manuel Antonio National Park

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive San Jose Pura Vida! Bienvenidos a Costa Rica! You’re going to have more fun than a barrel of monkeys and spot more than a barrel of wildlife on this incredible adventure. A local host will greet you at the airport and arrange your transfer to the hotel. Relax by the pool before meeting your Travel Director and fellow explorers at 6 p.m. for a  Kick-off Party. (KP) Hotel: InterContinental Costa Rica Day 2 | San Jose | Braulio Carrillo National Park | Tortuguero National Park (2 Nights)

Tortuguero National Park

It's iconic places Visit Tortuguero National Park, Arenal National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park and a pineapple plantation near  Sarapiqui. Cruise the canals of Tortuguero National Park. Scenic drive through Braulio Carrillo National Park.

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Rise with the roosters and head east through Braulio Carrillo National Park towards the Caribbean Sea.  Board a river boat, gliding through canals, lagoons and lowland rainforest teeming with wildlife. You’ll be amazed at how many kinds of animals live here—six species of sea turtles, monkeys, caimans, tons of exotic bird species plus rare and endangered ocelots, river otters and manatees. The afternoon is yours—hang out by the pool or on the beach, or head to Tortuguero Village to meet the local students (when school is in session). Join a  A Local Expert  from the Sea Turtle Conservancy Foundation to learn about the incredible turtles that nest in Tortuguero.  Enjoy a buffet dinner at the resort’s open-air

restaurant along the Tortuguero lagoon. (FB L D) Hotel: Laguna Lodge Tortuguero Day 3 | Tortuguero National Sightseeing and Free Time

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Arrr, arrr, arrr! There’s nothing like the wake-up call of a troop of howler monkeys to start your day. Set off with your captain and guide to explore the lush canals and waterways of Tortuguero National Park. You may want to start a tally of all the types of wildlife you’ll see. Look out for sloths, green iguanas, caiman, crocodiles and colorful toucans. Of course, you’ll spot tons of monkeys—agile howler and spider monkeys and white-faced capuchins swinging through the dense rainforest canopy. This afternoon, you can venture back out on the canals to add to your wildlife tally or relax back at the lodge—the choice is yours! If you’re visiting during nesting season (Jul-Sep), join an optional night walk with a naturalist guide to witness some of the world’s largest turtles laying their eggs. Amazing! A buffet dinner is served at your hotel this evening. (FB L D) Day 4 | Tortuguero | Sarapiqui | Arenal National Park (2 Nights) Bid adios to the monkeys for now as you boat back to the mainland and travel to Horquetas. Here you’ll visit a local

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Tico family palm plantation to learn all about and taste an exotic vegetable and  A Local Specialty  you’ve probably never tried—the delicate heart of palm. Continue traveling to quaint Sarapiqui where you’ll visit a nearby pineapple farm, the only one of its kind in the world producing certified organic golden pineapples, a  A Local Specialty. After learning how it’s grown without hurting the environment, you’ll sample the juiciest, most delicious pineapple you’ve ever tasted. (FB  L) Hotel: Los Lagos Hotel, Spa & Resort Day 5 | Arenal Sightseeing and Free Time Rise and shine as the forest and volcano are calling! Start the day with a guided trek around the quiet side of the volcano at Arenal National Park. Walk through the old lava rocks and learn about the powerful forces behind the volcano’s past eruptions. Then head to the Arenal Hanging Bridges where you can walk eye-level within the lush canopy, observe the monkeys, sloths and chattering birds up close, and look out to see the rumbling, steaming Arenal Volcano. Later, relax in the thermal springs or take a swim at the pool back at the hotel. End the day with a delicious dinner with your traveling companions. (FB D) Day 6 | Arenal | Manuel Antonio National Park (2 Nights) Get ready to have a blast! Imagine yourself soaring high above the jungle floor as you fly along ziplines through the treetops, eye-to-eye with the lush foliage and exotic rainforest creatures. Ziplining through the canopy is sure to be among the most amazing adventures of your lifetime! Later, head south to Manuel Antonio National Park, renowned for its warm blue waters, sparkling white-sand beaches and abundant exotic wildlife. This

evening, join the gang for a pizza night. (FB D) Hotel: Parador Resort & Spa

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Walking deep into the national park with your guide, you’ll definitely check off a few more creatures on your wildlife list—at last count, there were 109 different animals and 184 species of birds living here! Listen to the barking of howler monkeys and the chattering of mischievous squirrels and white-faced monkeys. Then, it’s time to hit the beach! You can laze in the warm Pacific or at the resort’s pool, or choose one of many incredible optional activities. Will it be a catamaran cruise (available Jan-Apr) to snorkel (and maybe even see dolphins, parrotfish and sea turtles), a surf lesson, mangrove kayak tour, horseback ride or whitewater rafting? This evening, join your fellow explorers to celebrate new friendships and awesome experiences with a Farewell Dinner at the hotel. (FB FD)

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share.

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WI-FI: see page 122 for details.

Travel back to San Jose’s Juan Santamaria International Airport for your flight or extend your stay at the Parador Resort and Spa in Manuel Antonio. (FB) Please do not schedule any flights before 12:30 p.m.

Luggage: For the two night excursion to Tortuguero National Park guests are permitted to bring a maximum of 25 lb/11 kg of luggage. Your primary suitcase will be transferred and securely stored at your Arenal hotel.

Please note:  For the more remote areas of Costa Rica (such as Tortuguero), we use the best available hotel facilities with comfortable but simple guestrooms and eco-friendly amenities perfectly suited to the natural surroundings. This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps and sometimes through heavy showers (umbrellas provided).  This journey is best enjoyed by the experienced traveler in good health and who can take such conditions in stride.

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Festive Departures: We’ve arranged Christmas or New Year’s Eve celebrations for these departures. 2016 dates: Subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2016 brochure.

Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. 

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

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Natural Wonders of Costa Rica On this intimate encounter with the nature and people of Costa Rica, we meet locals thriving off the land, in harmony with nature at Arenal and Monteverde Cloud Forest, and relax on tropical Guanacaste Beach. It’s Insider moments like… dining among torches and candles on the terrace of don Alberto and doña Ana Quintana in Sarapiquí. Greeting you at Hacienda Pozo Azul, the Quintana family invites you backstage to their home, where they share anecdotes of how they started this business as a retirement project and how it expanded to help their community. You meet another family near San Jose, and learn how they turned the superb climate and fertile land into a sustainable coffee plantation: a true local specialty.

Guanacaste Coast

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive San Jose Welcome to San Jose! Your journey begins with a warm greeting at the airport from a local host and a transfer to your hotel. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and traveling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: InterContinental Costa Rica Day 2 | San Jose | Sarapiqui

Coffee harvest

It's iconic places Visit San Jose and a nearby coffee plantation, Sarapiqui, Arenal National Park, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Tamarindo and Guanacaste Beach. View Arenal Volcano.   Sky Walk, Monteverde Cloud Forest

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After breakfast, begin your adventure through Costa Rica with one of the most charasmatic and emblematic products of the region: coffee. Learn about this A Local Specialty  at a small family-owned coffee plantation where the Aguilar family explains their passion for saving the rainforest.  Afterward, head toward the tiny town of Sarapiqui for a rare visit to dense rainforests full of wildlife. The afternoon is yours to explore the natural beauty of the area of your lodge. Perhaps you’ll spot the endangered great macaw or take an optional float trip. Later, enjoy a special 

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Be My Guest  dinner at an ecofriendly  hacienda that was  built more than a decade ago as a retirement project by the Quintana family. Today, it is home to an organic farm, restaurant and related eco adventures. The family will welcome you with a delicious dinner and tell stories of how their retirement dreams have benefited the local community. (FB L BG) Hotel: Sueño Azul Resort

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Day 3 | Sarapiqui | Arenal Rise and shine with an early, easy hike in search of all kinds of birds. On the way to Arenal, visit a local Tico family palm plantation to learn about and taste the delicate heart of palm, a A Local Specialty. Also, visit a pineapple farm, the only one of its kind in the world producing the A Local Specialty of certified organic golden pineapples. After learning how it’s sustainably grown, you’ll sample the juiciest, most delicious pineapple ever. As you approach Arenal, keep a look out for the conic shape and steam that emerges from the active volcano. Arrive this afternoon with leisure time to enjoy the hotel and its hot springs. (FB D) Hotel: Los Lagos Hotel Spa and Resort Day 4 | Arenal | Monteverde Cloud Forest (2 Nights) Enjoy a free morning to partake in a variety of activities in and around Arenal. Optional ideas include a float trip, ziplining, an easy volcano hike or even a unique EcoZoo and terrarium excursion, home to more than 200 local reptiles including crocodiles, snakes, frogs, insects and a butterfly farm. Then head to Monteverde Cloud Forest, straddling the Continental Divide, and home to luxuriant vegetation, abundant wildlife, coffee plantations and spectacular views. You’ll spend two nights in this most famous of Costa Rican parks. In the evening, enjoy dinner where you will be joined by a resident Quaker and  A Local Expert who will share his original

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Festive Departures: We’ve arranged Christmas or New Year’s Eve celebrations for these departures. 2016 dates: Subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2016 brochure.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 122 for details. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.  Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Today is at leisure! Enjoy the huge pool at the hotel, the sun and sand at the beach, or ask your Travel Director for optional activities to take advantage of today.  In the evening, join your fellow travelers and share your experiences during a Farewell Dinner at the hotel. (FB FD) Day 8 | Guanacaste Beach | Depart Liberia Say goodbye to Costa Rica this morning before your transfer to Liberia Airport for your flight home. (FB) Please note:  For the more remote areas of Costa Rica (such as Sarapiqui), we use the best available hotel facilities with comfortable but simple guestrooms and eco-friendly amenities perfectly suited to the natural surroundings. This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps and sometimes through heavy showers (umbrellas provided). This journey is best enjoyed by the experienced traveler in good health and who can take such conditions in stride.

Scarlet Macaws

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Costa Rica Eco Adventure All the iconic experiences of Costa Rica come together on this eco-adventure: visiting Tortuguero National Park, seeing Arenal Volcano and walking through the treetops at Monteverde Cloud Forest. It’s Insider moments like… meeting master chocolatiers Julio and George at their workshop in San Isidro de Heredia to see how they create their gourmet chocolate. In search of the finest techniques and cacao, they spent years training at L’Ecole Chocolat in Canada and L’Ecole du Gran Chocolate in France searching for a single organic source, before finding it on Costa Rica’s Caribbean slopes. At Monteverde, meet a native Quaker who shares historic photos and stories of old town. 

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive San Jose Welcome to San Jose! Your journey begins with a warm greeting at the airport from a local host and a transfer to your hotel. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and traveling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: InterContinental Costa Rica Day 2 | San Jose | Tortuguero National Park (2 Nights) After breakfast, head toward the small town of San Isidro de Heredia, where you are welcomed by master chocolatiers, Julio Fernandez and George Soriano, for a taste of gourmet chocolate, a A Local Specialty. Learn about the history of chocolate and how it is produced at this small workshop. Afterward, continue to Siquirres and embark on a river journey through the protected wetlands. Later, stroll the streets of Tortuguero Village and explore the fascinating Green Turtle Research Station. Enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening. (FB L D) Hotel: Laguna Lodge Tortuguero Arenal Volcano National Park

Day 3 | Tortuguero National Park Sightseeing and Free Time Glide through the canals and waterways of the park today as howler monkeys watch from the treetops, toucans and egrets fly through the air and crocodiles ply the cool waters. If you’re here in July, take an optional trip to see the sea turtles laying eggs on the beach. (FB L D)

It's iconic places Visit Tortuguero National Park, Sarapiqui and Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve with its canopy skywalk. View Arenal Volcano. 

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Day 6 | Arenal | Monteverde Cloud Forest (2 Nights) A free morning to do as you please. Sleep in or take an optional outing including a hike around Arenal, ziplining, a float trip or even an EcoZoo terrarium with over 200 species of reptiles, rare frogs and other amphibians as well as butterflies. Early this afternoon, head to Monteverde Cloud Forest, straddling the Continental Divide, and home to luxuriant vegetation, abundant wildlife, coffee plantations and spectacular views. Tonight, you’ll meet a native Quaker, and  A Local Expert, who will share historical photos and stories of Old Town Monteverde. (FB  D) Hotel: El Establo Mountain Hotel Day 7 | Monteverde Cloud Forest Sightseeing and Free Time

Join your guide for an excursion through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Covering 26,000 acres of tropical rainforest, Board your boat and bid adios to the park. the Reserve consists of 6 ecological zones and Enjoy lunch along the way before arriving at offers extremely high biodiversity, consisting of your hotel this afternoon. With a good portion over 2,500 plant species (including the most of the afternoon at leisure, immerse yourself orchid varieties in a single place), 100 species in the natural beauty of the area surrounding of mammals, 400 bird species, and 120 reptilian your lodge. With a little luck, you may spot the and amphibian species.  Later ascend to the endangered great green macaw and there is treetops for a bird’s-eye view of the forest also time for a float trip down the Sarapiqui on the unforgettable Sky Walk, a chain of six River. Later, enjoy a special  A Be My Guest  suspension bridges at canopy level. Tonight, experience at an eco-friendly hacienda built trade stories of your experiences at a festive by the Quintana family as a retirement project. Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) Today, it is home to an organic farm, restaurant and related eco adventures. The family Day 8 | Monteverde | Depart Liberia or San will welcome you with a delicious dinner Jose and tell stories of how their retirement dreams have benefited the local community. Transfer to either Liberia or San Jose International Airports or travel on to (FB L BG) Hotel: Sueño Azul Resort Guanacaste Beach for those extending their stay. (FB) Please do not schedule any flights Day 5 | Sarapiqui | Arenal before 12:30 p.m from Liberia or San Jose. For the early risers, join your Travel Director Day 4 | Tortuguero | Sarapiqui

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on an easy hike looking for the exotic birds of this region. Depart mid-morning for Arenal with your first stop at a local Tico family’s palm plantation to learn about and sample the delicate heart of palm, a A Local Specialty. Then continue to La Fortuna de San Carlos, home of the colossal Arenal Volcano. There is time this afternoon to enjoy the thermal pools of your resort as well as the gardens and beautiful birds. Tonight relish some of the best views of the volcano as you enjoy a leisurely dinner. (FB  D) Hotel: Los Lagos Hotel, Spa & Resort

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A transfer is provided to Liberia International Airport for your onward flight. Or, stay a while longer on the beach; you can reserve extra night accommodations if you wish to extend your stay. (FB)

Descend from the lush cloud forests of Monteverde and head west to the pristine Pacific coast. Check into your seaside resort, the only hotel located on the white sand of the world-famous Tamarindo Beach, adjacent to Tamarindo National Wildlife Refuge and Las Baulas National Park. Relax and simply enjoy the beach and the amenities of your beautiful resort. With just a short stroll along the shore, you can spot howler monkeys, iguanas, parrots and a variety of wildlife.  (FB) Hotel:  Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort Day 9 | Guanacaste Free Time The day is yours to further relax at the beach or choose from numerous options to continue your Costa Rica adventure as you please. (FB)

1 Oct 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 Share-twin supplement $275 p.p. Single room supplement $225 p.p. Triple room reduction $50 p.p. 4 Jan 2015 - 28 Mar 2015 & 6 Apr 2015 - 14 Dec 2015 Share-twin supplement $250 p.p. Single room supplement $195 p.p. Triple room reduction $50 p.p. 29 Mar 2015 - 5 Apr 2015 & 15 Dec 2015 - 27 Mar 2016 Share-twin supplement $325 p.p. Single room supplement $295 p.p. Triple room reduction $50 p.p. This is a locally-hosted extension.

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 122 for details. Luggage: For the two night excursion to Tortuguero National Park guests are permitted to bring a maximum of 25 lbs (11 kg) of luggage. Your primary suitcase will be transferred and securely stored at your Sarapiqui hotel. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.  Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences. KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-Off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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Treasures of the Yucatan Mexico’s Mayan history and colonial cities are uncovered on this trip to its most famous and important Yucatán sites, like Chichén Itzá, Ek’ Balam, Uxmal, Valladolid, Mérida and Campeche. It’s Insider moments like… making tortillas and other dishes with Don Miguel at Chaya Maya Mansion. Native to Mérida, he became a leading chef but keeps the traditions, ingredients and Yucatán recipes he learned in his family kitchen alive. After a local Mayita cocktail and a cooking lesson, you’ll taste your creations. It’s also learning how locals turn their ‘green gold’, henequen, into twine. And it’s immersing yourself in history staying at Hacienda Uxmal, which has also hosted Jackie O, Henry Kissinger and Queen Elizabeth II. where you’ll travel by small boats through the lagoons and canals into protected wetlands to spot the local colony of pink flamingos. Relax during lunch under the palm-thatched roof of a local beach restaurant and enjoy some free time.  This evening, gather for a A Be My Guest experience hosted by Chef Don Miguel in the Chaya Maya Mansion kitchen. Upon arrival, you are greeted and served a welcome cocktail symbolic of the region, the “Mayita” or Margarita de Chaya. Learn about the dishes that you’ll be making and sampling today, including the traditional processes with a modern twist used in their preparation. (FB L BG) Day 4 | Merida | Campeche

Chichen Itza

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Cancun Bienvenidos a Mexico! Your journey begins with a warm greeting at the airport from a local host and a private transfer to the hotel. Gather at the hotel at 7 p.m. to meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a  Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: InterContinental Presidente Cancun Day 2 | Cancun | Ek Balam | Valladolid | Izamal | Merida (2 Nights)

Pink flamingos, Celestun

It's iconic places City tour of Merida. Orientation tour of Valladolid. Visit Ek Balam, the colonial jewel of Izamal, Campeche, Cancun and the Mayan Ruins of Uxmal and Chichen Itza. Cruise the lagoons and canals of Celestun. 

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Begin your exploration of the Yucatan with a visit to the great Maya acropolis at Ek Balam. The ruins here provide a window into the Mayan soul, with elaborate statues and grand architecture surrounded by exhuberant vegetation. Then it’s on to Valladolid, the Yucatan’s first capital, for lunch at a local restaurant and a stroll around its convivial central square. Next, visit the colonial jewel of Izamal with its yellow buildings glowing in the tropical sun. Visit the Franciscan Monastery before ending your day in “The White City” of Merida, one of Mexico’s loveliest colonial cities. (FB  L) Hotel: InterContinental Presidente Merida Day 3 | Celestun Excursion Visit Celestun UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Immerse yourself in the history and passion of colonial Mexico in Merida today. View the Paseo de Montejo lined with beautiful Spanish mansions. Visit the Merida Museum. See the glories of the city as you venture around the Central Plaza, the ornate Casa Montejo, the massive Cathedral and the Palacio del Gobierno with its remarkable collection of murals. Continue on to Campeche. Stroll from the magnificent Puerta de Tierra—the main entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Campeche’s fortified old city—to the Puerta del Mar, which opens up to the Gulf of Mexico. The evening is yours to enjoy one of the many local restaurants on your own. (FB) Hotel: Plaza Campeche Day 5 | Campeche | Edzna | Uxmal Travel to La Ruta Puuc for a further taste of Maya history and culture. Inhabited as early as 400 BC, the abandoned city of Edzna now reveals its secrets to modern-day visitors. Your Travel Director’s intimate knowledge of its fascinating history brings the ruins to life. A special treat awaits you at a Regional Meal lunch: Yucatecan specialties of pollo and cochinita pibil (chicken and pork wrapped in banana leaves and smoked underground). End the day at your historic hotel. (FB  RM) Hotel: Hacienda Uxmal Plantation & Museum A Authentic Accommodation Day 6 | Uxmal | Sotuta de Peon | Chichen Itza Few sites reflect the glories of Maya architecture better than the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Uxmal. From the Governor’s Palace to the majestic Pyramid of the Magician, you’ll be guided through one of the best-preserved ceremonial centers of any Maya city.  At the living history museum of Hacienda Sotuta de Peon, step back in time

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to the age of the haciendas. Learn about the A Local Specialty of henequen (sisal fibre), the green gold of the Yucatan during the colonial era. Visit the main house and the still-active processing plant. Then ride a picturesque mule-drawn rail cart out to one of the cenotes (natural wells) that dot the Yucatan countryside. Later this afternoon, travel to your hotel, ideally situated next to Chichen Itza, the most famous Maya archaeological site. Enjoy the evening at leisure to perhaps relax on the shaded terrace or cool off in one of the pools. (FB L) Hotel: Mayaland Day 7 | Chichen Itza Sightseeing | Cancun Rise early and be the first visitors as you take advantage of your hotel’s own private

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 122 for details. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

Treasures of the Yucatan with Riviera Maya Beach Stay Ref: DYPC Treasures of the Yucatan Riviera Maya Day with 10 | Riviera Maya | Depart Cancun Day 1 to Day 7   Itinerary will Stay operateRef: as shown on Your day is free until your transfer to Cancun Beach DYPC Treasures of the Yucatan Days 1-7.

Day 8 | Cancun | Riviera Maya (2 Nights) Travel on to your oceanfront resort on the idyllic Riviera Maya. (FB) Hotel:  Omni Puerto Aventuras Beach Resort Day 9 | Riviera Maya Free Time Enjoy a leisurely day at the resort on the shores of the sparkling Caribbean Sea. Relax on the white sand beach, swim in the warm turquoise sea or the sparkling pool, and dive in to a host of resort activities. Or, you can join an optional visit to the Maya site of Tulum, perched dramatically on a cliff overlooking the sea, or take a trip to Playa del Carmen to stroll along the shops and cafes along charming Quinta Avenida. (FB)

International Airport, or extend your stay with a few extra nights at the beach. (FB) 2014 Share-twin supplement $295 p.p. Single room supplement $250 p.p. Triple room reduction $25 p.p. 2015 Share-twin supplement $395 p.p. Single room supplement $275 p.p. Triple room reduction $50 p.p.

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences. Please note: This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps. Occasionally, the itinerary may be subject to delays or variations due to circumstances beyond our control; it is best enjoyed by the experienced traveler in good health who can take such variations in stride.

Authentic Accommodation Hacienda Uxmal Plantation & Museum, Uxmal, Mexico Steeped in history, this A Authentic Accommodation is the oldest hotel in the area and has attracted world leaders and royalty ever since it’s inauguration 50 years ago. Past guests include Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip of Great Britain, the Shah of Iran, King Umberto II of Italy, Henry Kissinger and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

2016 Share-twin supplement $425 p.p. Single room supplement $295 p.p. Triple room reduction $75 p.p. This is a locally-hosted extension.

KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-Off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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Mexico’s Copper Canyon Four times bigger than the Grand Canyon, Mexico’s spectacular Copper Canyon is the backdrop for part of this extraordinary trip, as you travel over soaring bridges on the Train in the Sky. It’s Insider moments like… getting to know artisans, local families and farmers as you cross Mexico’s more unseen regions. Like the pearl oyster farmers of the Sea of Cortez, where you learn how cultured pearls are farmed here. And the potters who create the intricate designs of Mata Ortiz ceramics, where ancient techniques are still used but styles have been transformed to suit modern living. And, of course, our hosts at La Cava in Guerrero, who introduce you to the life and traditional foods of the Chihuahua Desert.

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It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Phoenix Welcome to Phoenix! Take your transfer to the hotel. After checking in, relax or perhaps take a swim at the hotel pool. Hotel: Courtyard Marriott Phoenix Airport Day 2 | Phoenix | Tucson | Hermosillo | San Carlos (2 Nights) Begin your adventure with a short stop in Tucson to pick up joining guests before crossing into Mexico. South of the border, the great Sonoran Desert opens up before you. Keep an eye out for giant saguaro cacti—one of the few places  they grow wild. After stopping for lunch in the small town of Santa Ana, travel on to Hermosillo to see the lovely colonial cathedral and the Government Palace, its walls bedecked with murals depicting the history of the Sonoran region. Arrive in San Carlos where the desert meets the glittering Sea of Cortez. Relax at your waterfront resort before gathering for a Welcome Reception and dinner. (FB L WR) Hotel: Marinaterra Hotel & Spa Day 3 | San Carlos Sightseeing

Pottery artist in Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua

It's iconic places Orientation tour of Hermosillo.  Visit historic San Carlos, Alamos and Paquime. Cruise on the Sea of Cortez. View Oteros Canyon. Scenic drive through the Chihuahua Desert. Iconic train journey through Copper Canyon aboard the Train in the Sky. 

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Board a private boat for a scenic cruise on the Sea of Cortez and keep a lookout for dolphins, seals, and exotic sea birds, such as the blue-footed booby and the great blue heron. Afterward, take a scenic drive through stunning desert gardens, home to massive cacti. After a poolside lunch, the afternoon is free to explore the marina and shops. Tonight enjoy a seaside sunset dinner. (FB L D) Day 4 | San Carlos | Alamos This morning, visit the first cultured pearl farm in the Americas and learn all about

the  A Local Specialty of pearl oyster farming, pearl grading and quality selection. Next, travel south through rich farmlands to the foothills of the Sierra Madre and the quaint town of Alamos. A living museum, the city’s cobblestone streets are lined with beautiful Spanish colonial buildings. This evening, immerse yourself in the local culture at dinner with a colorful spectacle of music and folk dancing by performers in traditional costumes. (FB L D) Hotel: Casa de los Tesoros or Casa Encantada or The Mansion Day 5 | Alamos | El Fuerte Stroll the streets of Alamos as your A Local Expert brings this town’s history to life. Visit some of the restored mansions built when Alamos’ silver mines were among the richest in the world. After lunch, journey farther into the Sierra Madre to the town of El Fuerte. This evening, the Torres family welcomes you to their beautifully restored 19th century mansion for a Regional Meal and entertainment. Enjoy a performance of traditional folkloric and native dances followed by a sumptuous dinner of delicious local dishes, including black bass caught fresh from the El Fuerte River. (FB L RM) Hotel: Torres del Fuerte Day 6 | El Fuerte | Copper Canyon (2 Nights) Mexico’s Copper Canyon—four times as large as the Grand Canyon of Arizona— looms large in the culture and imagination of this proud country. Board your rail car and start your journey on the Train in the Sky, traveling from sea level to 7,500 feet (2,285 meters) in less than 150 miles (240 kilometers), passing through tunnels and over soaring bridges. Engineers and laborers

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spent nearly 100 years laying tracks into this rugged terrain, and now the spectacular views make this one of the world’s most exciting train journeys. Pass alongside the jagged Barranca Septentrion and Urique Canyons as you travel into the heart of Copper Canyon. Disembark at your hotel,  situated right on the rim of the canyon. Tonight, attend a Regional Meal and learn all about the culture of the Tarahumara Indians while delighting in traditional Mexican cuisine. (FB  L  RM) Hotel: Mirador A Authentic Accommodation Day 7 | Copper Canyon Sightseeing Spend the entire day exploring this dramatic area, one of the greatest natural treasures of North America. Learn about the geological forces that created the seven individual canyons, collectively known as the Copper Canyons or Barrancas del Cobre. Meet the local Tarahumara Indians, a semi-nomadic tribe whose ancestors have lived in the canyon’s caves for thousands of years. Learn about their natural remedies from a local medicine woman and view the tribe’s arts and crafts. Later, board the aerial tram and descend 4,500 feet (1,372 meters) into the canyon to experience its grandeur in a way few have done before. (FB L D) Day 8 | Copper Canyon | Guerrero | Casas Grandes Travel to the logging village of Creel via Oteros Canyon. Stop in the small town of Guerrero where restaurant owners Alma Casavantes and her husband Paco Cabrera welcome you for a unique A Be My Guest lunch.  They will serve an exquisite meal of traditional foods and share stories of the history of their family and of growing up in this part of the Chihuahua Desert, a region known for its apple orchards. This evening, see local artisans who have adapted ancient traditions into a modern style and  A Local Specialty called Mata Ortiz. Watch master craftsman design fire pots

Trip Type: Regional and the techniques learned over several generations before gathering for a festive Farewell Dinner.  (FB  BG  FD) Hotel:  Hacienda Casas Grandes Day 9 | Casas Grandes | Paquime | Phoenix Today, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Paquime, a great trading center in the 14th and 15th centuries before the Spanish conquest of Mexico. See ceremonial mounds; the House of the Cross, believed to be a temple and observatory; and the House of the Serpent, where animals were raised.  Continue across the Chihuahua Desert into the U.S. and stop in Tucson for guests leaving on this day  before arriving back in Phoenix early this evening. (FB  L) Hotel: Courtyard Marriott Phoenix Airport

Please note: This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps. Occasionally, the itinerary may be subject to delays or variations due to circumstances beyond our control; it is best enjoyed by the experienced traveler in good health who can take such variations in stride.

Authentic Accommodation Hotel Mirador, Posada Barrancas, Mexico Situated right on the rim of the Urique Canyon is the Hotel Mirador, an A Authentic Accommodation. With its unique architecture and location right at the canyon’s edge, you’ll gaze in awe at the majestic panoramic views of Copper Canyon that surround you.

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Day 10 | Depart Phoenix Take a transfer to Phoenix International Airport for your flight home or perhaps choose to extend your stay in Phoenix. (FB)

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$1645 (per person twin share)

Includes: 9 nights’ accommodations (1 Authentic Accommodation and 5 hotels). Welcome Reception with meal. 9 full breakfasts. 8 lunches (including Be My Guest and 7 lunches). 6 dinners (including 2 Regional Meals, 3 three course dinners and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown. All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 3.

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Crossovers: These departures will operate per the 2014 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking. Festive Departures: We’ve arranged Christmas or New Year’s Eve celebrations for these departures. 2016 dates: Subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2016 brochure.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 122 for details. 8 Day Tucson - Tucson Option (Ref: DCTA): From $1550 p.p. Twin share. Single supplement: from $275. Triple reduction: from $95 - For travelers starting and finishing at the Courtyard by Marriott Tucson Airport. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences. KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-Off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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Regional

Mexico’s Colonial Cities & Coastal Resorts The urban capital of Mexico City meets small colonial enclaves like San Miguel de Allende on this trip to meet the locals, encounter age-old traditions and experience the authentic side of Mexico. It’s Insider moments like… witnessing the ancient excavations of Teōtīhuacān with an archaeologist who helped uncover these Aztec ruins. It’s tasting Morelia’s famed food at chef Rubi Silva’s 17th century colonial mansion. Taught by her mother, aunts and grandmother, her work helped the region’s cuisine become recognized by UNESCO, and she shares the origins of each dish she serves to you, from Sopa de Corunda (a favorite local soup) to her dessert pastries, before you head to your authentic colonial mansion-turned-hotel by Morelia’s cathedral.

San Miguel de Allende

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Mexico City (2 Nights) Bienvenidos a Mexico City! Your journey begins with a warm greeting at the airport from a local host and a private transfer to your hotel in the exclusive Polanco neighborhood. Later, join your Travel Director and traveling companions for the evening’s Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: InterContinental Presidente Mexico City Day 2 | Mexico City Sightseeing and Free Time

Cliff Divers, Acapulco

It's iconic places City tours of Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende. Visit Queretaro, Morelia, Taxco, Puebla, the ancient city of Teotihuacan and the resorts of Ixtapa and Acapulco. View the cliff divers of Acapulco.

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Begin your exploration of Mexico City  in the Zocalo, the historic city center. See many of the towering colonial and ancient monuments including the continent’s largest cathedral and the Aztec Templo Mayor. Continue onward to Chapultepec Park where you will meet your A Local Expert at the National Museum of Anthropology, a national treasure found beneath the Zocalo in 1790 by city workers. Later, return to your hotel for an evening at leisure. (FB) Day 3 | Mexico City | Teotihuacan | Queretaro This morning, depart for the ancient holy city of Teotihuacan, where you will be greeted by your A Local Expert, an archaeologist who will share his stories and knowledge of the area as he takes you inside the city’s extraordinary structures. Travel

onward to Queretaro, where you will  enjoy a scenic walking tour of the historic center before checking into your hotel. In the evening,  savor an included dinner. (FB  D) Hotel: Hacienda Jurica Day 4 | Queretaro | San Miguel de Allende | Morelia Journey westward through some of Mexico’s colonial capitals. In San Miguel de Allende, visit the picturesque town center and see some of the majestic colonial structures. You’ll experience a A Unique Insight  by visiting a verdant park fed by El Chorro, the spring that compelled Friar San Juan to found the city. The town  is also  the  headquarters for the blossoming farm-to-table movement in San Miguel’s vibrant culinary scene. Continue on to the dynamic city of  Morelia. Check in to your hotel nestled on the historic town square before enjoying a walking tour and seeing iconic sights  like the Plaza de Armas and Colegio de San Nicolas. Tonight, enjoy a  A Be My Guest dinner where chef Rubi Silva welcomes you to her 17th century colonial mansion and introduces you to the culinary traditions of Michoacán passed down through her own family. (FB BG) Hotel: Virrey de Mendoza A Authentic Accommodation

Mexico’s Colonial Cities & Coastal Resorts

HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT 7,349 ft.

San Miguel de Allende

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Trip Type: Regional Day 8 | Taxco | Tlachihualtepetl | Puebla (2 Nights)

Begin your journey from Morelia to the heartland of the Purepecha people in Patzcuaro. Visit the leafy Plaza Grande and the Plaza Chica before stopping by a former convent turned artisanal workshop to observe the finest local crafts being made. Sample fresh salsas made from the local manzano chile and served with handmade tortillas and roasted meats. Then, head to the idyllic Pacific coast and your beachfront resort.  Enjoy a Regional Meal with your traveling companions this evening at a colorful local restaurant known for its masterful preparation of Guerrero soul food. (FB RM) Hotel: Las Brisas Ixtapa

Continue your journey through Mexico’s colonial centers and  witness the unique layering of cultural representations  at the great Aztec temple of Tlachihualtepetl. Visit the nearby Santa Maria Tonantzintla church, a A Unique Insight which takes its name from the Spanish term for the Virgin Mary and Nahuatl, or “Earth Mother,” and see one of the most breathtaking church interiors in the Americas. Then it’s on to Puebla where the evening is yours to explore or relax! (FB) Hotel: Presidente InterContinental Puebla Day 9 | Puebla Sightseeing

Today, unwind on the sands of Ixtapa. Relax at your hotel or make the most of this beachfront location by exploring on your own or choosing from a variety of optional activities including a horseback ride, sunset sail or a day  trip to explore neighboring Zihuatanejo.  Your Travel Director will be happy to assist you in planning your day. (FB)

Start your morning with a walking tour of the historic center with  insider access to the nation’s premier ceramic workshop. You’ll learn about the A Local Specialty of Talavera pottery and interact with the master artisans. This afternoon, make the most of some free time and take in the local sites or participate in some of the optional activities offered, including a cooking class. Rejoin your traveling companions later for a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD)

Day 7 | Ixtapa | Acapulco | Taxco

Day 10 | Puebla | Depart Mexico City

Continue southeast along the coast to witness one of the truly  iconic sights in Mexico, the cliff divers of Acapulco. The mountainous rocky coast of Acapulco was a favorite retreat for celebrities such as John Wayne and Frank Sinatra during the 1950s and it’s there  where you’ll  enjoy a scenic Regional Meal. After lunch, head inland to the silver capital of Taxco and take a walking tour of the city center. Learn about mezcal, a predecessor to tequila, and taste your own glass  of this A Local Specialty said  to have been created over 2,000 years ago. Tonight, enjoy a delicious three course dinner  at a local restaurant. (FB RM D) Hotel: Posada de la Misión

Transfer to Mexico City and bid adios to your newfound amigos as you arrive at Mexico City International Airport for your flight home. (FB) Please do not schedule any flights before 3 pm. Please note: This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps. Occasionally, the itinerary may be subject to delays or variations due to circumstances beyond our control; it is best enjoyed by the experienced traveler in good health who can take such variations in stride.

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Day 6 | Ixtapa Free Time

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 122 for details. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.  Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Authentic Accommodation Hotel Virrey de Mendoza, Morelia, Mexico Nestled on the town square, this A Authentic Accommodation and  historic property offers elegant, colonial-style rooms amidst the rich history of the city of Morelia and Mexico itself. Nobles settled the property soon after the town was founded and the icon of Mexican independence, Mariano Matamoros, was attacked by the Spanish on the very doorstep of the hotel in 1814.

Talavera Pottery, Puebla

KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-Off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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Our hotel promise

Here’s a taste of the exciting and diverse places you stay when you travel with us. Our dedicated team search for the right hotel for each and every night of your trip, so we can always promise the right location, real value and high quality.

Right location We handpick every hotel to make sure it gives you the very best experience in your destination – it could be because of the view, or because it’s central, or even because it’s an historic landmark.

Real value

High quality

With 68 years’ experience building local

Our team quality check every hotel,

connections in the places we travel, our reputation and contacts help us negotiate incredible hotel savings – so you pay less than independent travelers.

whether it’s a well-known name like Westin or an independent authentic accommodation, and we’re always looking out for extra comforts for you, from pools to spas.

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Images, left to right: Paris Las Vegas, Nevada; The Strater Hotel, Colorado; Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa, Hawaii; The Inn at Leola Village, Pennsylvania

Omni Parker House, Massachusetts; The Palmer House Hilton, Illinois

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Hotels: extend your stay in gateway cities Each itinerary shows the city where your vacation starts and ends. Choose up to three nights before and/or after your vacation and ask your Travel Agent to make the reservations when you book your vacation. Prices are per person, per night on a single, twin/double and triple basis, based on two-bedded rooms with private bath, including all applicable taxes and service charges (luggage handling and breakfast not included unless otherwise specified below). Quad occupancy is also available at some hotels (based on two-bedded rooms) when guests are traveling with young children. Check with your Travel Agent for availability and rates. Conditions: Extra hotel nights should be booked at the time of your vacation reservation; they are subject to availability and offered only in conjunction with the vacation you are booking. Space is limited and blackout dates may apply. Hotels may vary between vacation departures; your Travel Agent will advise you of the confirmed hotel(s). City Anaheim Anchorage Boston Cancun Calgary Charleston Chicago Deer Lake Denver Fairbanks Guanacaste

Hotel ($) Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort Quality Suites * Quality Suites * Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers Omni Parker House Hotel InterContinental Presidente Cancun * Delta Bow Valley Delta Bow Valley Courtyard by Marriott Historic District The Palmer House Hilton Holiday Inn Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel Rivers Edge Resort Rivers Edge Resort Tamarindo Diria Beach & Golf Resort * Tamarindo Diria Beach & Golf Resort *

Halifax Kaanapali Las Vegas

Lihue Los Angeles

Manuel Antonio

Mexico City Mexico City Int’l Airport (MEX) Nashville New Orleans New York City Orlando Panama Phoenix Playa Bonita Rapid City Riviera Maya Salt Lake City San Diego San Francisco Santa Fe San Jose

Savannah Scottsdale Seattle Saint John Toronto Vancouver Waikiki

Washington, D.C.

Tamarindo Diria Beach & Golf Resort * The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites Royal Lahaina Resort (Partial Ocean View) Royal Lahaina Resort (Ocean View) Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa * Paris Las Vegas Paris Las Vegas Tropicana Las Vegas Tropicana Las Vegas Tropicana Las Vegas Kauai Beach Resort (Lagoon View) Kauai Beach Resort (Pool View) Kauai Beach Resort (Ocean View) Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles The Westin Bonaventure Hotel Hotel Maya, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Maya, Doubletree by Hilton Parador Resort & Spa * Parador Resort & Spa * Parador Resort & Spa * Parador Resort & Spa * Parador Resort & Spa * Parador Resort & Spa * InterContinental Presidente Mexico City † InterContinental Presidente Mexico City † Camino Real Aeropuerto Renaissance Nashville Hotel * New Orleans Marriott New Orleans Marriott New York Marriott East Side New York Marriott East Side New York Marriott East Side Gaylord Palms Resort Le Meridien Panama Le Meridien Panama Courtyard Marriott Phoenix Airport* InterContinental Playa Bonita Adoba Hotel Rapid City/Mt. Rushmore Omni Puerto Aventuras Beach Resort Little America Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel Omni San Diego Hyatt Regency San Francisco Inn and Spa at Loretto Inn and Spa at Loretto Inn and Spa at Loretto InterContinental Costa Rica * InterContinental Costa Rica * InterContinental Costa Rica * InterContinental Costa Rica * Hilton Garden Inn Historic District Scottsdale Marriott Suites Old Town Sheraton Seattle Hotel Delta St. Johns Sheraton Centre Toronto Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel Waikiki Beach Marriott (City View) Waikiki Beach Marriott (Partial Ocean View) Waikiki Beach Marriott (Ocean View) Waikiki Beach Marriott (City View) Waikiki Beach Marriott (Partial Ocean View) Waikiki Beach Marriott (Ocean View) Capital Hilton Capital Hilton Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

Season

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All May - Sep Oct - Nov Apr - Jun Jul - Aug Sep - Oct All 1 Jan - 15 Apr 2015 / 20 Dec 2015 - 31 Mar 2016 16 Apr - 19 Dec 2015 All 1 Jan - 15 Apr 2015 / 20 Dec 2015 - 31 Mar 2016 16 Apr - 19 Dec 2015 All All All All All All 1 Jan - 21 May 2015 22 May - 18 Sep 2015 19 Sep - 11 Oct 2015 Mon - Fri 1 Jan - 31 Mar 2015 Sat - Sun 3 Jan - 31 Mar 2015 Mon - Fri 1 Apr 2015 - 31 Mar 2016 Sat - Sun 4 Apr 2015 - 31 Mar 2016 All All All All All All All Apr - Jun 2015 and 20 Aug 2015 - Mar 2016 Apr - Jun 2015 and 20 Aug 2015 - Mar 2016 Apr - Jun 2015 and 20 Aug 2015 - Mar 2016 Jul 2015 - 19 Aug 2015 Jul 2015 - 19 Aug 2015 Jul 2015 - 19 Aug 2015 Wed (Apr - Jun and Sep - Oct) and 25 - 27 May 2015 All other dates All

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*Rates include full breakfast. †Saturday stays are not available. Note: Rates are valid based on travel April 1, 2015 - March 31, 2016. Please contact Trafalgar reservations for rate information for travel September 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015.

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Airport Transfers

Things to know before you go

With Trafalgar you will receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers on all vacations by shuttle, minivan or taxi, between designated airports and hotels on the starting and ending day of your vacation. We regret that we are unable to provide complimentary transfers for anyone arriving before the scheduled starting day of the vacation and/or leaving after the scheduled ending day of the vacation. You may, however, purchase these transfers from Trafalgar provided that you also purchase your extra night(s) from Trafalgar. If you did not purchase your flights to Hawaii, Mexico, Costa Rica or Panama from Trafalgar, you will need to provide your arrival and departure flight information to Trafalgar at the time of booking. It is your responsibility to update Trafalgar with any changes to your flight schedule to ensure that you are met by Trafalgar’s local representative and receive your arrival and departure transfers. Failure to do so, may result in missing these services and no refund shall be due for missed arrival and departure transfers or other related services resulting from missing or outdated flight information. City transfer Airport/hotel

Per person price ($)

Anaheim to Los Angeles International Airport Anchorage Boston Calgary Cancun Charleston Chicago - (Midway Airport) Chicago - (O'Hare Airport) Deer Lake Denver Fairbanks Halifax Honolulu (Oahu) Kahului (Maui) Kona (Hawaii) Las Vegas Liberia Lihue (Kauai) Los Angeles including Long Beach & Beverly Hills Manuel Antonio Mexico City Mexico City Airport (Camino Real) Nashville New Orleans New York (La Guardia, Newark, John F Kennedy Airports) Orlando Panama City Phoenix (Courtyard Marriott Phoenix Airport) Phoenix to Scottsdale Playa Bonita Rapid City Riviera Maya Saint John (Newfoundland) San Jose Salt Lake City San Diego San Francisco Santa Fe to Albuquerque International Airport Savannah Seattle Toronto Vancouver Washington, D.C. - (Ronald Reagan Airport) Washington, D.C. - (Dullies Airport)

20 No Charge 32 35 34 28 33 38 13 27 No Charge 53 35 50 48 27 No Charge 28 20 150 47 No Charge 20 27 25 25 26 No Charge 23 26 13 81 27 29 15 13 19 29 28 24 44 36 17 30

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 48,000 * trees per year and reducing landfill waste that produces harmful greenhouse gases. In addition, the paper used is rated “Excellent” by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) environmental benchmarking tool. We are proud to commit to using one of the most environmentally friendly coated recycled papers on Planet Earth.

Passports and visas

Each guest is responsible for having a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the conclusion of their trip and all necessary visas and permits. Multiple-entry visas may be required as you will enter a country more than once on some of our vacations. Each guest must comply with entry, health and other requirements of the countries visited. Contact your Travel Agent, airline or relevant government authorities to obtain the necessary travel information. The Operators and/or their employees and their agents are not responsible for passport, visa, entry, health and 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.

Travel documents

You will receive your travel documents and literature with your Trafalgar document wallet about 21 days before your departure.

Know before you go guides

We have created country-by-country guides packed with handy travel tips and advice – download at www.trafalgar.com (go to ‘Pre-Trip’ in the top menu bar).

Brochure Terminology

Here is a description of some of the specific terms used in the itinerary pages of this brochure: Visit – In-depth sightseeing with a Local Expert or Travel Director; includes fast track entry (where applicable). View – A brief stop to take in the sight and capture photos. See – See the sight while driving by on the coach.

Why Express Check-in? Our Express Check-in service helps us provide you with the best travel experience possible. It’s easy and takes less than 10 minutes to complete, and enables us to deliver these great benefits: • A more tailored trip for you • No paperwork on vacation • Smoother hotel check-ins • Travel tips and exclusive savings on travel-related goods and services We will also be able to quickly locate you or your nominated contact in the unlikely event of an emergency. Please complete the Express Check-in as soon as possible after booking your vacation – find out more at www.trafalgar.com/express

Group Vacations If you are traveling in a group of 20 or more, let Trafalgar customize your vacation. We can either tailor one of our existing, award-winning itineraries for your group or design an itinerary from scratch. Our team has the experience and insider connections to negotiate great deals with hotels, restaurants, airlines and local experts. Tell us where you wish to travel, the standard of hotel you prefer and the type of meals and experiences you wish to include and we’ll create a great-value itinerary ideally suited to your pace and needs. Contact your Travel Agent who’ll work with our dedicated Groups Team to plan your next vacation.

Regular group vacations 10 or more people traveling together can make great savings when they book together on one of our regular brochure vacations. Restrictions apply – see page 125 for full details.

*Calculations based on data from the Environmental Paper Network.

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Trafalgar’s

TRAVEL PROTECTION

Providing you with “any reason” cancellation flexibility and peace of mind while you travel. Trafalgar Travel Protection Plan – designed exclusively with the following: For trips priced at: Cost is: Under US$2,000 US$129 per person US$2,001 to US$3,500 US$199 per person Over US$3,500 US$249 per person Note: Prices are subject to change without notice.

Section I : Travel arrangement protection Provided by Trafalgar* TRIP CANCELLATION up to total trip cost: Reimburses the non-refundable Trafalgar cancellation penalties imposed if you must cancel your trip for a covered reason such as illness, injury or death to you, a traveling companion or an immediate family member. Other covered reasons for cancellation include common carrier-caused delays due to inclement weather, jury duty, subpoena, or a documented traffic accident en route to departure, and other reasons as cited in the plan description. THE TRAFALGAR “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver**: With the Trafalgar “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver, if you cancel your trip more than 48 hours prior to your scheduled departure for any reason that is not eligible for cash reimbursement, Trafalgar will provide you with 100% of the cancellation charges in the form of a future travel credit certificate. These Trafalgar Travel Certificates allow you a two-year credit to travel with us at a later date! Please note that to be eligible for the “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver, you must enroll and pay for the plan within two days of your initial trip deposit. The certificate is valid for two years, is non-transferable and non-refundable and may not be redeemed for cash. Future travel certificates do not include airfare cancellation charges for air arrangements unless those arrangements were provided by Trafalgar. TRIP INTERRUPTION:  Up to Total Trip Cost TRIP DELAY:  Up to US$1,000 (US$150/day).

Section II : Travel insurance benefits Underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company*** Baggage Protection: Up to US$2,500  Bag Delay: Up to US$500 Medical & Dental Expenses: Up to US$50,000 Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation: Up to US$50,000

Section III : Emergency assistance services Provided by On Call International While the above is not a complete description – a full plan description detailing the terms, conditions and exclusions will be sent to you – we have highlighted just a few of the plan benefits. If you have any Travel Protection Plan questions, or would like to request a copy of the plan description, please call our plan administrator, BerkelyCare, at 1-866-580-4869.You may also view the plan at www.trafalgar.com. The Trafalgar Travel Protection Plan is provided in addition to other applicable indemnity or insurance programs, where permitted by law and shall apply only after benefits have been paid. * For NY residents, Section I Travel Arrangement Protection (Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption & Trip Delay) is underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio. / ** For NY residents only, the “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver may be purchased separately from the Trafalgar Travel Protection Plan. Contact 1-866-850-4869 for details. / *** Section II Travel Insurance Benefits, Policy Number MZ0911062H0000A-U are underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio: NAIC #10952 (all states except as otherwise noted) Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5000. In CA, CT, HI, NE, NH, PA, TN and TX Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5100 and TAHC5200. In IL, IN, KS, LA, OR, OH, VT, WA and WY Policy Forms TAHC5100IPS and TAHC5200IPS. This plan was designed and is administered by BerkelyCareSM. IN CALIFORNIA: BerkelyCareSM is a service mark of Aon Direct Insurance Administrators, CA Insurance License # 0795465. IN ALL OTHER STATES: BerkelyCareSM is a division of Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. in all states other than CA, except: AIS Affinity Insurance Agency, Inc. in MN and OK and AIS Affinity Insurance Agency in NY. 5864684A

Booking Conditions and other Important Information Large print version is available at: www.trafalgar.com PAYMENT & CANCELLATION FEES SUMMARY INFORMATION LAND ONLY GUIDED VACATIONS

Deposit required $200 Final Payment 45 days No of Days Penalty 45 days and over Deposit 44-22 days 25% 21-8 days 30% 7-1 days 50% Departure Day/No Show 100% # Rocky Mountaineer and VIA Rail, *Holland America

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GUIDED VACATIONS INCLUDING TRAIN# AND CRUISE*

Deposit required Final Payment No of Days 80 days and over 79-65 days 64-46 days 45 Days or less No Show

$200 80 days Penalty Deposit 25% 50% 100% 100%

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$750

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Available on selected vacations – see itinerary pages. Can be combined with other discounts where applicable, does not apply to extra nights accommodations, optional extensions, airfares, flight supplements and surcharges, taxes and fees, airport transfers and any cruise portion of a vacation. A deposit is required on booking and the full amount must be paid by the date shown. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn. See page 122-123 for full conditions.

Frequent Traveler Discount

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5%

Traveled with us in the last five years? Join our free Travel Club and get 5% off your next vacation. Discount only applies to the land portion of your vacation. Only one discount available per person, and only one discount can be redeemed against each further vacation. For travel within the same year, there must be a 60-day gap between completion of your first trip and the date on which you make your new booking. You must be a member of Trafalgar Travel Club at time of booking (you cannot save by joining after booking) or have traveled with one of The Travel Corporation sister brands (www.thetravelcorporation.com) in the last five years. Not available on extra night stays, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements and surcharges, or airport transfers, optional extensions and any cruise portion of a vacation.

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Second Trip Discounts

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2.5%

Want to combine two of our trips? If they’re seven days or longer, we give you money off when you book two or more trips for one vacation.  ook two trips – and save up to •B $188 per person on the shorter trip •B  ook three trips – and save on the two shortest trips • Book more trips and keep saving Check the itinerary pages for the discount amounts and ask your Travel Agent for the best combinations. See itinerary pages for discounts. Discount only applies to the land-only portion of your vacation. All vacations must be booked at the same time. Not available on extra night stays, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements and surcharges, airport transfers, optional extensions and any cruise portion of a vacation.

Definite Departures We guarantee our trips will depart (weather and other conditions dependent of course), as soon as enough guests are booked on them. Just look for the green check when you search for prices and dates on www.trafalgar.com

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Family & Friends Discounts

UP TO

10%

One size doesn’t fit all with families, so we have three different ways of saving money.

Group Discounts • Get 5% off per person – for groups of 5-9 or • Get attractive benefits for groups of 10 or more Discount only applies to the land part of your vacation. Limited to one group per coach and all guest names are needed at the time of booking. Not available on extra night stays, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements and surcharges, airport transfers, optional extensions and any cruise portion of a vacation.

Young Traveler Discount Guests aged 5-17 save up to 10% when traveling with an adult on many vacations – see vacation pages for savings. See itinerary pages for discounts. Discount only applies to the land portion of your vacation. Only two discounts per room except Family Experiences where three discounts apply. Young travelers must be aged 5-17 at the time of travel. Not available on extra night stays, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements and surcharges and airport transfers.

Triple & Quad Room Discount When you book a triple or quad room we give discounts to all guests – see itinerary pages for savings. Available on selected vacations – see itinerary pages. Discount only applies to the land portion of your vacation. Triple and Quad Room Reductions are based on three or four people sharing one room based on existing bedding arrangements (usually two beds) they do not include the cost of any additional bed or ‘roll away’. Quad occupancy is strictly reserved for families traveling with young children and is not suitable for four adults sharing. Occupancy is limited on cruises and available on a request basis.

Single Travelers We know solo travelers have different needs – we make it simple by offering the privacy of your own room, while others would rather save money and share.

Guaranteed Room Share We’ll pair you up (don’t worry, they’ll be the same gender) and, if we can’t pair you, you’ll get a single room at no extra cost.

Single Supplement To see our low single room prices, just check our itinerary pages. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences vacations unless traveling as part of a family group. Sharing guests may be of different ages and will be in non-smoking twin bedrooms. Each vacation has a limited number of rooms available for single occupancy and single occupancy is restricted to certain cabin categories onboard cruises. Single occupancy on VIA Rail’s The Canadian is based on VIA’s sleeper plus cabin for one; Single occupancy is not available on VIA Rail’s Prestige service cabin. Guaranteed room share is not available for Family Experiences, extra nights stays, optional extensions, any vacation and cruise combination, VIA Rail’s The Canadian Prestige service, or on the Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico, Panama and Costa Rica itineraries.

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See the world from the inside Our guided vacations cover

Europe, Great Britain, USA, Canada, Central and South America, Asia, Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand. Have you seen our other collections? At Leisure, Family Experiences and CostSaver Order your free brochures now at www.trafalgar.com See what our guests are saying: www.trafalgar.com/trafalgarinsider www.facebook.com/TrafalgarTravel www.twitter.com/TrafalgarTalk www.instagram.com/TrafalgarTravel

Trafalgar 801 E. Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92805 CST No: 2077132-20 Call Toll Free

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Trafalgar is a member of the family-owned The Travel Corporation and is renowned and trusted for its outstanding quality, service, value, reliability and financial stability. www.TheTravelCorporation.com

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