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memories o n a s p ir itu al jour n e y Dear friend: Togetherness. That’s what it is all about, isn’t it? Faith is something that connects. We share it with one another at home and on the road. At home, we hear the most beautiful histories that help us make sense of life’s inherent chaos. When we travel, those stories and histories come to life. There is nothing better. Just as important as finding the right journey, is finding the right travel provider to make it safe, easy and effortless so that you can focus on what is important. At Collette, we’ve been fulfilling travel dreams for more than 95 years. Togetherness is a cornerstone of our family-owned business. I hope you’ll join Collette for the journey of a lifetime, so that the quiet, beautiful moments that await us out in the world are ours to share together. Sincerely,

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” - Psalm 119:105

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“The heart of the man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” - Proverbs 16:9 guided group travel since 1918. We handle every

Your faith can take you anywhere in the world: the ancient cities of Nazareth and

detail so that you can truly savor each moment.

Bethlehem; the basilicas of Fatima and Lourdes;

We have a team in place to help you each step

the shrines of Ireland; and the shrines of Italy.

of the way, including a dedicated District Sales

Our faith-based travel programs were created

Manager, a specialized Groups department

by experts to include devotional sites where you

and helpful Account Executives. Benefit from

can explore your faith, in addition to centrally-

free marketing materials, Hometown Pick Up

located accommodations, the services of a Tour

service, a full cash refund waiver and, of course,

Manager, many meals and more.

After all, Collette has been leading the way in

experience-rich itineraries to the world’s most divine destinations.

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Journeys that Transform Bring Your Community Together. Imagine seeing the world through fresh eyes. Somehow when you travel, the colors of the world seem brighter. Communities gather in church to find meaning in life as well. It’s a place that opens our eyes and enlightens our souls. A travel program enhances the beauty of joining together in our faith. It enhances the messages delivered at home. Travel strengthens bonds and builds loyalty and closeness. Take a spiritual journey with the leading expert in group travel.

“Go in peace,” the priest replied. “For the LORD will go ahead of you on your journey.” - Judges 18:6

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Shrines of Ireland

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Pilgrimage to Fatima & Lourdes

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Greece:

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In the Footsteps of Paul the Apostle

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Spain’s Classics

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Attend Mass On tours like Israel: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Shrines of Italy, and Pilgrimage to Fatima & Lourdes, enjoy the opportunity to attend mass daily! Plus: Attend a scheduled mass at La Sagrada Familia in the crypt below the altar on Pilgrimage to Fatima & Lourdes – a new and special highlight of the tour.

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Shrines of Ireland Dublin, Rock of Cashel, Cork, Kinsale, Cobh, Limerick, Galway, Knock, Clonmacnoise

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Enjoy a guided tour of Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin.

Spend two nights in the charming waterside village of Kinsale, renowned as Ireland’s

“gourmet capital.”

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Day 1: Overnight Flight Discover the most revered sites of the Emerald Isle. Visit Dublin, Kinsale and Galway as you experience Ireland's natural beauty, rich history and religious heritage. Day 2: Dublin, Ireland - Tour Begins Arrive in Dublin, Ireland’s historic capital city. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a fun-filled welcome dinner at the Brazen Head, one of Dublin’s oldest pubs. (D) Day 3: Dublin Today, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dublin, the “Fair City,” that includes an inspiring visit to St. Patrick’s Cathedral. You’ll also see O’Connell Street, Grafton Street, Phoenix Park and the city's magnificent rows of stately Georgian town homes. Afterwards, enter the scholarly grounds of Trinity College to view the Book of Kells, one of medieval Ireland’s religious masterpieces. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure, relaxing or exploring the cultural and spiritual offerings of delightful Dublin on your own. (B) Day 4: Dublin Travel into the rugged Wicklow Mountains south of Dublin. Here, each pass reveals a remarkable vista, revealing some of the wonders of creation. Continue to Glendalough, the “Valley of the Two Lakes.” In the 6th century, Saint Kevin, who legend says lived until age 120, founded a thriving monastic community in this

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Day 5: Dublin - Rock of Cashel - Cork - Kinsale This morning, drive into Ireland’s beautiful Curragh region, a place well-known for Irish horse breeding and training. In the center of the country, you pause to visit the historic Rock of Cashel. Here, Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, personally carried out baptisms. In this mystical place you can still feel the power of his belief. Continue on to Cork, the second city of Ireland. Later, arrive in the charming fishing town of Kinsale, known for its spectacular restaurants and art galleries. Settle into your waterfront hotel for a two-night stay. (B, D)

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Departure Dates 2014 May 14 June 4 July 2 August 6 September 10, 17, 24 October 8, 15, 22 November 12

Day 6: Kinsale - Cobh - Midleton - Kinsale Begin your day with a trip to the port of Cobh and the Cobh Heritage Centre. Come to know the personal stories behind the millions of Irish emigrants who have carried their strong faith and vibrant culture around the globe. Later, visit the Old Midleton Distillery and discover the secrets of Jameson’s Irish Whiskey. Then, enjoy time in Kinsale to independently explore more of this lovely town. (B)

Day 8: Galway - Knock - Galway Today you have the chance to worship at the Marian Shrine of Knock. On August 21, 1879, fifteen witnesses beheld an apparition of the Blessed Virgin with Saints John and Joseph. The site of this vision is visited by 1.5 million pilgrims each year. Pope John Paul II worshipped at the Shrine in 1979 to mark the centenary of the vision. After this moving experience, return to town for some time at leisure. (B) Day 9: Galway - Clonmacnoise - Athlone - Dublin Depart Galway and pass the village of Athenry, inspiration for the famous song, “The Fields of Athenry.” Journey to the stirring ruins of Clonmacnoise, site of Ireland’s greatest monastic settlement. Tour this holy site and learn about the great Celtic Christian tradition of the Irish. Then, travel to the nearby town of Athlone. Since medieval times, this place has been an important crossing point of the River Shannon. Pay a visit to Sean’s Pub, recorded as the oldest pub in Europe. Toast the fellowship of travel and the end of a life-changing trip at a farewell dinner. (B, D) Day 10: Dublin - Tour Ends Your tour comes to a close in Dublin. (B)

Call for details.

10 DAYS • 12 MEALS

beautiful place. Today, see the remains of that early center of Christian life. Pay a visit to the Avoca Handweaving Mill before returning to Dublin. (B)

Day 7: Kinsale - Limerick - Bunratty - Galway Depart this morning for Limerick. Upon arrival, visit Saint Mary’s Cathedral. Although it dates back to 1168, this magnificent structure is still used for its original purpose and remains a pillar which holds the local community together. Continue to Bunratty and visit Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. This intriguing site offers a window into the life of the Ireland of yesteryear. Later, experience the customs and daily life of a traditional Irish family during a special visit to Rathbaun Farm. Enjoy a guided tour of the farm and join the farmers for tea and scones and stories of life in this peaceful place. Then, travel to the great city of Galway on Ireland’s West Coast. Perhaps tonight you will take advantage of the chance to enjoy Galway‘s charms. (B, D)

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Accommodations Day 1

Overnight Flight

Day 2 - 4

Grand Canal Hotel or Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane, Dublin

Days 5, 6

Trident Hotel, Kinsale

Day 7, 8

Hotel Meyrick, Galway

Day 9

Citywest Hotel, Dublin Area

On some dates alternate hotels may be used.

Stay Another Night Add a pre or post-night stay in Dublin. Prices start at $80 per person, double.

Purchase optional activities in advance of your tour! Call for more details. This trip requires:

PASSPORT

Early Booking Savings is per person and is valid on air-inclusive group bookings for travel between May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015 and will expire 6 months prior to departure or your group’s deposit due date. *Rates are per person based on double occupancy and include land, roundtrip air, tax & fuel surcharges for the departure date and gateway specified and include applicable port charges. Pricing is based on a minimum of 10 passengers traveling on the same air schedule from the same gateway. Other dates and gateways available. Call for pricing. Airfare: For your convenience, we offer airfare for purchase with all vacation packages. If you purchase an air-inclusive program, your airfare will be quoted inclusive of all fuel, taxes and fees. Your rates are subject to change until paid in full. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight or departure date. Checked Baggage Charges: Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information regarding your airline’s checked baggage policies. 1

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Shrines of Italy Rome, Montecassino, Pompeii, San Giovanni Rotondo, Loreto, Assisi

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Day 1: Overnight Flight Travel with Collette Vacations on an inspirational journey visiting some of the most fascinating religious sites and relics in the world. Day 2: Rome, Italy - Tour Begins Your tour begins in Rome. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a special welcome dinner at a popular local restaurant featuring regional delicacies and fine Italian wines. (D) Day 3: Rome - Vatican City - Christian Rome City Tour - Papal Audience This morning, visit Vatican City to attend the weekly papal audience and receive the blessing given by His Holiness, Pope Francis. Later, visit the catacombs where early Christians, fearing persecution, hid and buried their dead. Next, visit two of Rome’s major basilicas. See St. Paul Outside the Walls which contains the remains of St. Paul under its main altar; then visit St. John in Lateran, the former residence of the popes prior to their return to Rome in 1377. (B) Day 4: Rome - Vatican Museum After celebrating Mass, you head towards Vatican City. In the Vatican Museum you will view such historical treasures as the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo’s restored mural of the Last Judgment. Also visit St. Peter’s Basilica, built on the site where St. Peter was martyred. Known as the grandest of the world’s churches, St. Peter’s is unsurpassed in beauty. Then proceed to St. Mary Major, one of the oldest shrines dedicated to the Blessed Virgin. The

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remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the city on your own. (B)

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Day 5: Rome - Abbey of Montecassino Madonna del Rosario - Campania This morning you travel to Montecassino to visit the renowned abbey founded by St. Benedict in the 6th century AD. This sacred place houses the relics of St. Benedict and his sister Saint Scolastica. Montecassino also became famous during the battles that took place here during World War II, when the abbey was bombed and destroyed. Later, your travels continue to the town of Pompeii where you will visit the Madonna del Rosario Sanctuary, one of the most famous shrines of Christianity. Finish your day in Campania. (B, D)

TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL 1 2 3 4 5 Call for details.

Departure Dates 2014 May 12 June 9 July 7 September 8, 22 October 6, 13, 20, 27 November 3, 24

Day 6: Abbey of Santissima Trinita - San Giovanni Rotondo Begin your morning with a special visit to the Benedictine Abbey of Santissima Trinita in Cava de Tirreni, founded in the 11th century by a local saint. After a guided visit to the abbey, you will have the option of celebrating mass. Later, your travels continue southeast through the picturesque landscape of the regions of Campania and Apulia to San Giovanni Rotondo, home of Padre Pio. (B, D) Day 7: San Giovanni Rotondo - Monte Sant’ Angelo - San Giovanni Rotondo Begin your day with a special visit to Monte Sant’ Angelo. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Gargano Peninsula and visit one of the most celebrated shrines of early Christianity, the Grotto of Michael the Archangel. Many popes and saints have knelt and prayed at this grotto, seeking the protection of Saint Michael. Later, return to San Giovanni Rotondo and celebrate Mass in the sanctuary of Padre Pio. This is followed by a tour of the sanctuary, including the old church and the crucifix from which he received the stigmata in 1918 as well as a visit to Padre Pio’s tomb. Then, visit the new church dedicated in 2004 to Saint Pio of Pietrelcina. You will also see the confessional where Padre Pio spent many hours directing pilgrims on their journey toward God. (B, D) Day 8: San Giovanni Rotondo - Loreto - Assisi Travel the Adriatic Coast to the Marian shrine of Loreto. Visit the Holy House of Nazareth and the beautiful Madonna of Loreto where more than 50 popes have made a pilgrimage. You will celebrate Mass before crossing the Apennine Mountains en route to Assisi, birthplace of St. Francis. (B, D) Day 9: Assisi - Optional Florence Excursion Enjoy a full day at leisure to independently explore historic Assisi. Or, if you prefer, join a full day optional excursion to Florence, the “Renaissance City,” where a local expert provides a leisurely paced walking tour featuring the Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (one of the largest in the Christian world), the Museum of the Opera del Duomo, and the Baptistery doors. You also view the Palazzo Vecchio, and the Ponte Vecchio. Enjoy several hours of leisure in Florence before returning to Assisi. (B) Day 10: Assisi - Rome Begin your morning with a special visit to St. Mary of the Angels Basilica, where St. Francis spent most of his life. Enjoy a visit to the Chapel of the Porziuncola, the rose bush, and the cave where the saint prayed. Later, visit the Church of St. Clare who founded the Order of Poor Clares and followed the teachings of St. Francis by living a life of poverty and humility. You will also be able to see and kneel before the crucifix from which Jesus spoke to St. Francis, asking him to rebuild his church. A local expert will provide an interesting tour of Assisi highlighting the huge 13th century basilica where you can see many of St. Francis’ possessions and a series of frescoes depicting his life. Celebrate Mass in the basilica of St. Francis before departing for Rome. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of a memorable pilgrimage to Italy. (B, D) Day 11: Rome - Tour Ends (B)

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Accommodations Day 1 Day 2 - 4 Day 5 Day 6, 7 Day 8, 9 Day 10

Overnight Flight Domus Mariae Palazzo Carpegna Hotel or Crowne Plaza St. Peter's, Rome Hotel Scapolatiello, Cava de Tirreni or Hotel Victoria Maiorino, Campania Hotel Parco delle Rose, San Giovanni Rotondo Roseo Hotel Assisi, Assisi Hotel Cardinal St. Peter's, Rome

On some dates alternate hotels may be used.

Stay Another Night Add a pre-night stay in Rome. Prices start at $105 per person, double.

Purchase optional activities in advance of your tour! Call for more details. This trip requires:

PASSPORT

Early Booking Savings is per person and is valid on air-inclusive group bookings for travel between May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015 and will expire 6 months prior to departure or your group’s deposit due date. *Rates are per person based on double occupancy and include land, roundtrip air, tax & fuel surcharges for the departure date and gateway specified and include applicable port charges. Pricing is based on a minimum of 10 passengers traveling on the same air schedule from the same gateway. Other dates and gateways available. Call for pricing. Airfare: For your convenience, we offer airfare for purchase with all vacation packages. If you purchase an air-inclusive program, your airfare will be quoted inclusive of all fuel, taxes and fees. Your rates are subject to change until paid in full. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight or departure date. Checked Baggage Charges: Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information regarding your airline’s checked baggage policies. 1

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Reflections of Italy Rome, Assisi, Perugia, Siena, Florence, Venice, Murano Island, Lugano (Switzerland), Como

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* – number indicates length of stay

Travel to Assisi, birthplace of St.

Francis.

Discover Siena’s magnificent palaces and historic Piazza del Campo. A tour of Florence showcases the cultural treasures of the “Cradle of the

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Day 1: Overnight Flight Welcome to Italy, a land rich in history, culture, art and romance. Your journey begins with an overnight flight to Rome, “The Eternal City.”

Day 3: Rome This morning, enjoy a locally guided panoramic tour of Rome featuring the impressive Piazza Venezia, the Circus Maximus, the Arch of Constantine, the famous Piazza Navona and a visit to the Colosseum. This afternoon it’s your choice! Perhaps a trip to Vatican City, with an optional tour to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, will be on your personal sightseeing list. (B) Day 4: Rome - Assisi - Perugia Ease your way into the local culture as your tour manager teaches you a few key phrases of the native language. Travel to Assisi, birthplace of St. Francis. Take a guided walking tour of the old city, including the Basilica of St. Francis. Then you are off to medieval Perugia, the historic capital of Umbria. Behold one of the grandest squares in Italy, the Piazza IV Novembre, and delight in the medieval palaces and ornate cathedrals. (B, D)

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Day 5: Perugia - Siena - Florence A scenic journey through Tuscany’s graceful low-lying hills brings you to the mystical city of Siena. You will be delighted by its narrow Gothic streets, magnificent palaces and historic Piazza del Campo. After a walking tour with a local expert, take some time to explore the medieval corners of Siena with its great shops and outdoor cafes. Arrive in Florence and enjoy some free time before departing for dinner. (B, D) Day 6: Florence In Florence, the “Cradle of Italian Renaissance,” visit the world-famous Academy Gallery to see Michelangelo’s incredible statue of David. During your cultural tour of Florence, you'll also view the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Palazzo Vecchio and the Church of Santa Croce Afterwards, learn the traditional Italian techniques of leather making at a family-owned leather shop before visiting a local gold shop for an informative explanation of Florentine gold. The remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy this fascinating city on your own. (B) Day 7: Florence - Venice Start your day with a trip to a historic winery in the heart of the Chianti region with its very own 12th century castle. Learn about Tuscany’s famous wines and enjoy a light lunch filled with local specialties. This afternoon, journey through central Italy, crossing over the wooded Apennine Mountains toward the Valley of the Po. Enchanting Venice awaits with 117 tiny islands and its latticework of 150 canals and 400 bridges. (B, L) Day 8: Venice - Murano Island - Venice Your day begins with a boat trip (weather permitting) to Murano Island for an up-close glass making demonstration. Next, return to Venice and visit charming St. Mark’s Square, the lively hub of the city's activity and events. A local expert will guide you on a walking tour of the area featuring St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, and the Clock Tower with its famous Moors. (B, D) Day 9: Venice - Lugano, Switzerland - Como, Italy - Milan Malpensa Today you travel to the picturesque Italian Lake district. Cross into Switzerland and the lakeside resort of Lugano to enjoy beautiful views of Lake Lugano with excellent shopping opportunities. Returning to Italy, spend time in the elegant town of Como. Lake Como’s charm is tied to its beautiful villas, lush gardens and spectacular views. Continue to Milan Malpensa for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of an unforgettable trip. (B, D) Day 10: Milan Malpensa - Tour Ends (B) Early Booking Savings is per person and is valid on air-inclusive group bookings for travel between May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015 and will expire 6 months prior to departure or your group’s deposit due date. *Rates are per person based on double occupancy and include land, roundtrip air, tax & fuel surcharges for the departure date and gateway specified and include applicable port charges. Pricing is based on a minimum of 10 passengers traveling on the same air schedule from the same gateway. Other dates and gateways available. Call for pricing. Airfare: For your convenience, we offer airfare for purchase with all vacation packages. If you purchase an air-inclusive program, your airfare will be quoted inclusive of all fuel, taxes and fees. Your rates are subject to change until paid in full. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight or departure date. Checked Baggage Charges: Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information regarding your airline’s checked baggage policies. 1

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Hotel Diana Roma Roof Garden or Massimo Hotel, Rome

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Sangallo Palace Hotel, Perugia or Roseo Hotel, Assisi

Day 5, 6

Starhotels Michelangelo or Best Western Rivoli Hotel, Florence

Day 7, 8

Carlton on the Grand Canal Hotel, or LaGare Hotel, Murano Island, Venice

Day 9

Crowne Plaza Malpensa or Sheraton Malpensa Airport, Malpensa

On some dates alternate hotels may be used.

Stay Another Night Add a pre-night stay in Rome. Prices start at $145 per person, double.

Purchase optional activities in advance of your tour! Call for more details. This trip requires:

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Pilgrimage to Fatima & Lourdes Fatima, Aljustrel, Santarem, Burgos, Lourdes, Carcassone, Barcelona

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Worship in the basilicas of Fatima and Lourdes, two of the world’s most revered pilgrimage centers.

Visit the magnificent Cathedral of Burgos. In Santarem, visit the Shrine

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Day 1: Overnight Flight Travel overnight to Portugal, one of Europe’s most hospitable countries. Here you can enjoy a superb climate, historic sites, and beautiful scenery. Day 2: Fatima, Portugal - Tour Begins Your tour begins in Fatima, Portugal’s world-famous religious center. (D) Day 3: Fatima - Aljustrel - Santarem - Fatima You may celebrate Mass before traveling to the original town of Fatima and the parish church where the children Francisco, Jacinta and Lucia were baptized. Continue on to Aljustrel, where the children lived, and view the site of the fifth apparition in Valinhos. In Santarem, visit the Shrine of the Most Holy Miracle. At the church of St. Stephen, see the relic of the miraculous Host, considered among the most important Eucharistic miracles. Later, return to Fatima to enjoy free time for personal worship and to explore the Basilica and its grounds. (B, D) Day 4: Fatima - Burgos, Spain Ease your way into the local culture as your tour manager teaches you a few key phrases of the native language. Attend a morning Mass before traveling east to Burgos, known as the cradle of the Castile region. Situated on the Pilgrim’s Road, Burgos stands on the banks of the Rio Arlazon with the slender, elegant spires of its famous cathedral rising into the sky.

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Many Gateways Available. Call for details.

10 DAYS • 16 MEALS TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL 1 2 3 4 5 Call for details.

Departure Dates 2014 May 4, 18, 25 September 7, 14, 21, 28 October 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31 November 2, 9

Mass is available this evening. (B, D) Day 5: Burgos Join a local expert on a leisurely-paced walking tour of Burgos’ beautiful medieval town center. Visit the Cathedral of Burgos, a masterpiece of Spanish gothic architecture, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The cathedral, the third largest church in Spain, offers such masterpieces as the filigree work in the spires of the towers, the starry dome, the choir, the sarcophagi and the golden staircase. Next, visit the 12th-century Monastery of Santa María Real de las Huelgas. Founded as a Royal Pantheon and a spiritual retreat for society ladies and royalty, the complex consists of the church, monastery and the enclosed premises of the Cistercian nuns. Mass is available this evening. (B, D) Day 6: Burgos - Lourdes, France Today you travel northeast through the Pyrenees to Lourdes. This is where the Virgin Mary appeared in the Grotto of Massabielle to the poor shepherd girl, Bernadette, a total of 18 times between February 11 - July 16, 1858. This little market town has been a pilgrimage site of world renown ever since. Tonight you may wish to partake in a candlelight procession. (B, D) Day 7: Lourdes After morning Mass enjoy a walking tour of Lourdes, visiting the places associated with the life of St. Bernadette: the “Boly Mill" (site of the birthplace of St. Bernadette), the "Cachot," and the parish church, housing the baptismal font of St. Bernadette. Later, at leisure, explore the town's rich historical and natural heritage and be submerged in the atmosphere that reigned during the apparitions and the spirit of brotherhood that is still present today. (B, L, D)

2015 March 8, 15 April 12, 17, 19, 26

Accommodations Day 1

Overnight Flight

Day 2, 3

Hotel de Fatima, Fatima

Days 4, 5

Fernan Gonzalez Boutique Hotel or Hotel Almirante Bonifaz, Burgos

Day 6, 7

Hotel Alba, Hotel Beau Site or Hotel Mediterranée, Lourdes

Day 8, 9

Hotel Regencia Colon or Eurostars Cristal Palace Hotel, Barcelona

On some dates alternate hotels may be used.

Stay Another Night

Day 8: Lourdes - Carcassone - Barcelona, Spain Celebrate Mass before traveling through southern France's Pyrenees Mountains to Carcassone. Enjoy some leisure time to explore this beautiful, historic town and its medieval atmosphere. Later, cross back into Spain and travel to fascinating Barcelona, one of Europe's most popular cities. (B) Day 9: Barcelona Set out on an in-depth tour of Barcelona that showcases Las Ramblas Boulevard, Columbus Monument and Parc Montjuic. You will also view Antonio Gaudi’s masterpieces: Mila House and and "La Sagrada Familia, all UNESCO World Heritage sites. Celebrate Mass at La Sagrada Familia (crypt) followed by a visit to the Basilica. Once completed, Gaudí's masterpiece will have 18 towers: 12 dedicated to the apostles, 4 to the evangelists, one to Jesus and another to Mary. The afternoon is at leisure for independent exploration or an optional excursion to the quaint mountain village of Montserrat. This evening, gather with your fellow travelers for a dinner celebrating the end of a memorable tour. (B, D). Day 10: Barcelona - Tour Ends You return home eager to share vivid memories of a spectacularly beautiful land with an old, rich and diverse cultural heritage. (B)

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Add a post-night stay in Barcelona. Prices start at $100 per person, double.

Purchase optional activities in advance of your tour! Call for more details. This trip requires:

PASSPORT

Early Booking Savings is per person and is valid on air-inclusive group bookings for travel between May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015 and will expire 6 months prior to departure or your group’s deposit due date. *Rates are per person based on double occupancy and include land, roundtrip air, tax & fuel surcharges for the departure date and gateway specified and include applicable port charges. Pricing is based on a minimum of 10 passengers traveling on the same air schedule from the same gateway. Other dates and gateways available. Call for pricing. Airfare: For your convenience, we offer airfare for purchase with all vacation packages. If you purchase an air-inclusive program, your airfare will be quoted inclusive of all fuel, taxes and fees. Your rates are subject to change until paid in full. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight or departure date. Checked Baggage Charges: Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information regarding your airline’s checked baggage policies. 1

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Greece: In the Footsteps of Paul the Apostle Athens, 3-Night Cruise, Mykonos, Ephesus, Santorini, Thessaloniki, Meteora, Delphi, Acropolis

BULGARIA MAC.

Kavala Thessaloniki

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Visit two monasteries in Meteora and learn about the devout lifestyle of the monks. Explore ancient

Corinth on a guided tour featuring the Agora and the Bema, where Paul was brought before the tribunal.

Join a local expert exploring the monuments of ancient Athens, including the Acropolis.

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Day 1: Overnight Flight Paul the Apostle, the prolific writer of the New Testament letters, was one of the first Christian missionaries. Trace his journey through the ancient world. Day 2: Athens, Greece - Tour Begins Your tour begins in Greece’s lively capital, Athens. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner in Athens’ historic district - the Plaka - a lively historic neighborhood nestled at the foot of the Acropolis. Feast on local cuisine and enjoy fine wine in a traditional taverna. (D) Day 3: Athens - Piraeus (Embarkation) - Mykonos Embark on a wonderful 3-night cruise to the Greek Islands and Turkey. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily while on board. Mykonos, the whitewashed jewel of the Cyclades Islands, is your first stop. This charming, mountainous island is known for the hundreds of tiny chapels, white-washed buildings and beautiful windmills. Don’t miss Mykonos Town, where mazes of narrow streets link the whitewashed buildings and traditional life continues amidst the bustling activity. Enjoy free time to explore this island paradise. (B, L, D) Day 4: Kusadasi, Turkey - Patmos, Greece Visit the Turkish port of Kusadasi for an included excursion to the ruins of Ephesus where Paul the Apostle spent three years during his ministry. Visit the House

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Many Gateways Available.

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of Mary, where she is said to have spent her last days. A visit to the ruins includes the Agora, the great theater, and the stadium where chariot races took place and gladiatorial combats were held. It is said that Paul himself fought here against wild beasts. Later, visit the ruins of John’s Basilica where the “disciple whom Jesus loved” is said to be buried. Continue your cruise to Patmos, the “Jerusalem of the Aegean.” Visit the Monastery of John and the Cave of the Apocalypse where John the Evangelist, inspired by God, wrote the Book of the Revelation during his exile. (B, L, D)

11 DAYS • 20 MEALS TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL 1 2 3 4 5 Call for details.

Departure Dates

Day 5: Heraklion (Crete) - Santorini Arrive early this morning in Heraklion, Crete. Time is allowed for an optional excursion to Knossos, one of the most extraordinary archaeological sites in the western world and the center of the 4000 B.C. Minoan civilization. Explore the site and visit the world-famous Knossos Archaeological Museum. Later, you arrive on the fabled island of Santorini, known as the “Black Pearl of the Aegean.” Accessible by foot, cable-car or donkey, enjoy free time to visit the cliff-top village of Fira for one of the world’s most breathtaking panoramas. (B, L, D) Day 6: Piraeus - Disembark Cruise Ship - Athens - Thessaloniki After an early morning disembarkation, travel north. Make a picture stop at Thermopylae, famous for its heroic defense by Leonidas and his courageous Spartans against the Persian army. Your day ends in Thessaloniki. Founded in 315 B.C., Thessaloniki was an early center for Christianity, where Paul visited and preached during the winters of 49-50 A.D. and wrote two epistles to the ancient Thessalonians. Visit the Museum of Byzantine Culture with its impressive collection of Byzantine and early Christian frescoes, icons and artifacts. (B, D) Day 7: Thessaloniki - Kavala - Thessaloniki Travel to the coastal town of Kavala where Paul, accompanied by Silas, Luke and Timothy, first set foot on European soil. In nearby Philippi, Paul delivered his first sermon in Europe, planting the seeds of Christianity. Join a local expert for a guided tour of this historic town featuring the archaeological site and monuments spanning the Ancient, Roman and Byzantine eras. See the dungeon where Paul was held prisoner and the site where he baptized Lydia, the first Christian in Europe. (B) Day 8: Thessaloniki - Kalambaka Proceed through the fertile Thessalian Valley - the breadbasket of Greece - to spectacular Meteora, a UNESCO World Heritage site. These dark, sandstone pinnacles rise abruptly from the plain of Thessaly, with six historic monasteries perched upon their peaks. Beginning in the 10th century, hermits, monks and ascetics sought solitude and spiritual solace in these dramatic crags. Visit two amazing Meteora monasteries renowned for their intricate construction and exquisite Byzantine art. (B, D) Day 9: Kalambaka - Delphi Travel through scenic mountain terrain to Delphi, one of the most moving sites of the ancient world. Once considered the “navel of the world,” Delphi is nestled on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Pilgrims once came from all over the ancient world to consult its mysterious oracle. A guided tour takes you along the Sacred Way to see the Doric Temple and the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Treasuries, and the intriguing Archaeological Museum with its staggering collection. (B, D) Day 10: Delphi - Corinth - Athens Travel to Corinth, where Paul wrote two epistles, lived and preached. Explore ancient Corinth on a guided tour featuring the Agora, where Paul’s trial by Gallio took place, and the Bema, where Paul was brought before the tribunal, as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles. In Athens, see the hill of Areopagus (Mars Hill) where Paul delivered his famous “Men of Athens” speech, and visit the incomparable Acropolis. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner. (B, D) Day 11: Athens - Tour Ends Return home inspired. (B)

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2014 April 30 May 21 June 4 September 17, 24 October 1, 8, 15, 22 2015 March 25 April 8, 15, 22

Accommodations Day 1

Overnight Flight

Day 2

Crowne Plaza Athens City Center, or Holiday Inn Attica, Athens

Day 3 - 5

Coral or Olympia, Louis Cruises

Day 6, 7

Capsis Hotel, Thessaloniki

Day 8

Hotel Famissi, Kalambaka

Day 9

Hotel Anemolia or Santa Marina Hotel, Delphi

Day 10

Holiday Inn Attica or Crowne Plaza Athens City Center, Athens

On some dates alternate hotels may be used.

Stay Another Night Add a pre-night stay in Athens. Prices start at $100 per person, double.

Purchase optional activities in advance of your tour! Call for more details. This trip requires:

PASSPORT

Early Booking Savings is per person and is valid on air-inclusive group bookings for travel between May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015 and will expire 6 months prior to departure or your group’s deposit due date. *Rates are per person based on double occupancy and include land, roundtrip air, tax & fuel surcharges for the departure date and gateway specified and include applicable port charges. Pricing is based on a minimum of 10 passengers traveling on the same air schedule from the same gateway. Other dates and gateways available. Call for pricing. Airfare: For your convenience, we offer airfare for purchase with all vacation packages. If you purchase an air-inclusive program, your airfare will be quoted inclusive of all fuel, taxes and fees. Your rates are subject to change until paid in full. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight or departure date. Checked Baggage Charges: Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information regarding your airline’s checked baggage policies. 1

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France Magnifique Paris, Normandy, French Riviera, Amboise, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Nice, Monaco

Ste. Mere Eglise Huppain Port-en-Bessin

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Aix-en-Provence

St. Paul de Vence Monaco Nice Grasse 2

* – number indicates length of stay

Visit areas immortalized by the famous artist, Paul Cézanne, considered the

founder of modern painting. Witness luxury and splendor in the Principality of Monaco, the glittering gem of the Riviera. Enjoy a tour

and tasting at one of the most well-known wineries in Vouvray.

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Day 2: Paris, France - Tour Begins Your tour begins in beautiful Paris. Celebrate the beginning of a fabulous trip with a wonderful sunset dinner cruise past famous glittering landmarks along the River Seine. (D) Day 3: Paris A panoramic tour of Paris reveals the breathtaking architecture of the Arc de Triomphe; the Cathedral of Notre Dame; the Place de la Concorde and its commanding obelisk from the tomb of Ramses II in Egypt; Place Vendome; and the Champs-Elysées, the promenade famous for its people watching. (B) Day 4: Paris - Caen - Huppain Port-en-Bessin Set off for the Normandy coast. During WW II, the largest invasion in history took place here. Enjoy an insightful visit to the Memorial Peace Museum, built to commemorate those who died in the epic battle of Normandy in 1944. Later, see the remains of the artificial Mulberry port built near Arromanche-les-Bains, where the allies resupplied their lines during the liberation of France, before making your way to the hotel. (B, D)

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Chicago $3999* | Los Angeles $4149* | New York

3899

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TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL 1 2 3 4 5 Call for details.

Departure Dates 2014 May 1, 3, 8, 22, 24 June 5, 19 July 3, 17 August 28 September 4, 6, 11, 18, 20, 25, 27 October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 November 6 2015 March 12, 19, 21 April 9, 11, 16, 18, 23

Day 6: Huppain Port-en-Bessin - Blois Journey south to the Loire Valley which is brimming with chateaux and parks, once the setting for the French court. Visit Chateau de Chenonceau on the banks of the Cher River, a jewel of Renaissance architecture with traditional French gardens. Enjoy dinner at a local bistro in Blois. (B, D) Day 7: Blois - Amboise - Blois Embark on a tour of Chateau du Clos Luce, where Leonardo da Vinci spent his last three years, showcasing a display of his early inventions. Proceed to the picturesque center of Amboise for free time to explore the colorful market street. Enjoy a tour and tasting at a well-known winery in Vouvray. (B)

Day 9: Avignon - Aix-en-Provence - Avignon Embark on a walking tour “in the footsteps of Cézanne” through Aix-en-Provence’s tree lined avenues to view sites from the famous painter's life. Experience the markets and monuments of this ancient city before returning to Avignon. (B) Day 10: Avignon - St. Paul de Vence - Grasse - Nice Today, journey to St. Paul de Vence, a 16th century walled town overlooking the Mediterranean coast. Travel to Grasse, a retreat in the alluring Cote d'Azur region of France. Learn the secrets of perfume making, from extraction to distillation, when visiting a famous perfumerie. Then it’s off to Nice, the playground of the rich and famous. (B)

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12 DAYS • 15 MEALS

Day 5: Huppain Port-en-Bessin - D-Day Landing Sights This morning visit the Omaha Beach Cemetery with time to visit the new interpretive center and to see the stars and stripes raised over the graves of the valiant soldiers who gave their lives in the Battle of Normandy. Then, walk through la Pointe Du Hoc Ranger Memorial and see where the 2nd Ranger Battalion scaled 100-foot cliffs on D-Day to seize the fortified enemy position. Next, make your way to Sainte Mère Eglise, the heart of the American Airborne operations on D-Day, and visit its parachute-shaped Airborne Museum. You will also visit other landing beaches, such as Utah and Juno. Then, stop off at a local cider farm to sample Normandy’s drink of choice. (B)

Day 8: Blois - Paris - TGV Train - Avignon Climb aboard the high speed TGV Train heading for Avignon, Provence. Enjoy a delightful tour of this walled city that was the center of European religion for 70 years when the Popes moved there in 1309. The afternoon is at leisure for independent exploration. (B, D)

Many Gateways Available.

Accommodations Day 1

Overnight Flight

Day 2, 3

Pullman Hotel Montparnasse, Paris

Day 4, 5

Mercure Omaha Beach, Port-en-Bessin

Day 6, 7

Holiday Inn, Blois

Day 8, 9

Mercure Pont d' Avignon or Mercure Cite Des Papes, Avignon

Day 10, 11 Hotel Nice Riviera, Nice On some dates alternate hotels may be used.

Stay Another Night Add a pre-night stay in Paris. Prices start at $175 per person, double.

Day 11: Nice - Monaco - Nice Enjoy a morning stroll through the local Flower Market in Nice. Next, see Place Massena and the lively seafront Promenade des Anglais. Witness the splendor of Monaco, the glittering gem of the Riviera. A panoramic tour highlights the famous Casino of Monte Carlo and the 13th century Prince’s Palace. See the Cathedral of Monaco, where Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace are buried. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a quaint restaurant. (B, D)

Purchase optional activities in advance of your tour! Call for more details. This trip requires:

PASSPORT

Early Booking Savings is per person and is valid on air-inclusive group bookings for travel between May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015 and will expire 6 months prior to departure or your group’s deposit due date. *Rates are per person based on double occupancy and include land, roundtrip air, tax & fuel surcharges for the departure date and gateway specified and include applicable port charges. Pricing is based on a minimum of 10 passengers traveling on the same air schedule from the same gateway. Other dates and gateways available. Call for pricing. Airfare: For your convenience, we offer airfare for purchase with all vacation packages. If you purchase an air-inclusive program, your airfare will be quoted inclusive of all fuel, taxes and fees. Your rates are subject to change until paid in full. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight or departure date. Checked Baggage Charges: Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information regarding your airline’s checked baggage policies. 1

Day 12: Nice - Tour Ends (B)

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Spain’s Classics Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Valencia, Barcelona, La Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell

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Gothic Cathedral.

Enjoy two-night

stays in captivating Madrid, Seville, Valencia, and Barcelona.

1st Proof date: 2/18/11

Visit the monumental Royal Palace, official residence of the royal family.

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Day 1: Overnight Flight Day 2: Madrid, Spain - Tour Begins Welcome to Madrid, Spain’s capital and largest city. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner. (D) Day 3: Madrid - Royal Palace - Toledo - Madrid During a locally guided tour of Madrid’s historic center, see the Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor, where events have been held since the 17th century. A guided tour of the monumental 18th century Royal Palace reveals lavish halls, banquet rooms, the throne room, royal armory and the impressive courtyard. This afternoon travel to Toledo, a UNESCO site and the capital of medieval Spain until 1560. A comprehensive tour highlights the magnificent Gothic cathedral and the 13th century synagogue, a testament to Toledo’s Jewish heritage. Also stop in the Church of Santo Tome to view El Greco’s masterpiece painting, The Burial of Count Orgaz. (B) Day 4: Madrid - Cordoba - Seville Ease your way into the local culture as your tour manager teaches you a few key phrases of the native language. Then, travel to the extraordinary Moorish city of Cordoba. Embark on a walking tour of the Mezquita. This UNESCO site, an architectural marvel built by the Moors in the

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3199

$

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Rates are per person, double occupancy and include land, roundtrip air, tax & fuel surcharges. Departing February 21, 2015. Rate Includes $250 Early Booking Savings.1

TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL 1 2 3 4 5

Day 5: Seville Today you will see Columbus’ tomb, the ornate cathedral, a UNESCO site, and Giralda Bell Tower. Enjoy a walking tour of the quaint old Santa Cruz Quarter with its bright flowers, white-washed buildings and winding streets; then continue to Plaza d’Espana and the beautiful Maria Luisa Park, one of the loveliest in all of Europe. This evening, enjoy authentic regional cuisine followed by reserved seats for an authentic flamenco show (UNESCO) featuring Seville's top performers. (B, D)

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Departure Dates 2014 May 10, 17, 24 June 7, 14, 21 July 19 August 2 September 6, 13, 20, 27 October 4, 11, 25 November 1, 3, 5, 8

Day 6: Seville - Granada Travel along the peaceful Sierra Nevada to Granada, the last great capital of the Moors in Spain before it fell to the Catholic monarchs in 1492. Join a local expert for a tour of the world-famous Alhambra, the immense hilltop palace that is a UNESCO site. Also tour the Generalife, meaning “garden of the architect,” where the grounds are beautifully designed with waterfalls, courtyards and smaller secret gardens. (B, D)

2015 February 14, 21, 28 March 7, 14 April 11, 18, 25

Day 7: Granada - Valencia Today you travel through Spain's amazing landscape viewing rolling hills dotted with picturesque olive groves while en route to the Mediterranean coast. Arrive in the city of Valencia, a treasure trove of Roman and Arabic architecture, surrounded by citrus groves. (B)

Day 9: Valencia - Museum of Las Fallas - Barcelona A walking tour of historic Valencia features the ornate 14th century Serranos Tower and imposing 15th century Quart Tower. You'll also see the bustling central market, one of the largest in Europe, and view the Gothic Cathedral, where construction began in 1262 on the site of an ancient mosque. Your trip to Valencia would not be complete without a stop at Lonja, the old Silk Exchange, recognized by UNESCO as one of the most beautiful buildings of European civil Gothic architecture. Visit the Museum of Las Fallas where you will see figurines from the last 80 years of the Las Fallas festival. Learn about this unique, spectacular festival from assembly and costumes to fireworks and the night of burning. Later, travel to Barcelona, one of Europe’s most beautiful and exciting cities. (B) Day 10: Barcelona Today, get an in-depth look at vibrant and lively Barcelona. Your locally-guided tour showcases Las Ramblas Boulevard, the most famous in Barcelona, dotted with bird and flower stalls. Also see Columbus Monument; Parc Montjuic; Antonio Gaudi’s UNESCO World Heritage sites including “La Sagrada Familia,” Parc Guell, Bartlo House and the unconventional Casa Mila building. This afternoon continue to explore colorful Barcelona on your own. Gather this evening for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of an unforgettable trip to Spain! (B, D) Day 11: Barcelona - Tour Ends (B)

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11 DAYS • 14 MEALS

8th century as a magnificent mosque, was converted into the city’s cathedral in the 16th century. Continue your exploration of Cordoba in the city's well-preserved and historical old Jewish Quarter. Later, transfer to Seville, considered Spain’s “cultural capital.” (B)

Day 8: Valencia - Lladro - Valencia Begin your day with a panoramic tour of Valencia’s port area followed by the impressive City of Arts & Sciences. Next, visit Lladro-City of Porcelain and learn about the history and creative process of the world-famous, handmade Lladro figurines. Travel to the area where paella cuisine originated. A “paella experience” features a boat ride on the canals surrounding rice field plantations; a visit to a traditional fisherman’s home known as a “barraca;” a paella making demonstration and an authentic paella lunch. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B, L)

Many Gateways Available.

Accommodations Day 1

Overnight Flight

Day 2, 3

Hotel Husa Princesa, Madrid

Day 4, 5

Hotel Melia Sevilla or Melia Lebreros, Seville

Day 6

Hotel Melia Granada, Granada

Day 7, 8

Hotel Tryp Oceanic, Valencia

Day 9, 10

Hotel Colon, Barcelona

On some dates alternate hotels may be used.

Stay Another Night Add a pre-night stay in Madrid. Prices start at $100 per person, double.

Purchase optional activities in advance of your tour! Call for more details. This trip requires:

PASSPORT

Early Booking Savings is per person and is valid on air-inclusive group bookings for travel between May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015 and will expire 6 months prior to departure or your group’s deposit due date. *Rates are per person based on double occupancy and include land, roundtrip air, tax & fuel surcharges for the departure date and gateway specified and include applicable port charges. Pricing is based on a minimum of 10 passengers traveling on the same air schedule from the same gateway. Other dates and gateways available. Call for pricing. Airfare: For your convenience, we offer airfare for purchase with all vacation packages. If you purchase an air-inclusive program, your airfare will be quoted inclusive of all fuel, taxes and fees. Your rates are subject to change until paid in full. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight or departure date. Checked Baggage Charges: Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information regarding your airline’s checked baggage policies. 1

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Heart of Russia Moscow, Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Volga River, Kizhi Island, St. Petersburg

SWEDEN

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Mandroghi

Volga

Uglich 4 Moscow

Enjoy a guided tour through the world-

famous Hermitage Museum, the crown jewel of St. Petersburg. Visit the magnificent Baroque-style Catherine Palace, former home of Catherine the Great.

Explore the Kremlin and view the priceless collection of Imperial treasures.

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Day 1: Overnight Flight

Goritsy

Day 2: Moscow, Russia - Tour Begins This morning you arrive in Moscow, the capital of Russia. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner in the city. (D) Day 3: Moscow This morning you will get acquainted with Moscow on a tour that includes a walk through Red Square (UNESCO World Heritage site), the glistening domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral, a stroll past Lenin’s Mausoleum, and the flame of the Unknown Soldier. Later, enjoy some leisure time to explore independently. (B) Day 4: Moscow - Board Cruise Ship Today you visit the Kremlin (UNESCO) and view its priceless collection of Imperial treasures. Next, go inside one of the cathedrals situated around “Cathedral Square,” which makes up the heart of the Kremlin. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional lunch on one of the small boats that dock along the Moskva River. This afternoon you embark your cruise ship. You are greeted with a welcoming “bread and salt ceremony,” followed by a Captain’s cocktail party and shipboard dinner. (B, L, D) Day 5: Moscow Today is yours to explore Moscow as you wish. Or, you may choose to enjoy the onboard amenities of your ship such as

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4599

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TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL 1 2 3 4 5

Day 6: Moscow - Uglich Today you set sail from Moscow for a journey through the countryside of Russia. Later, approach the Golden Ring city of Uglich and soak in a lovely view of its magnificent architectural monument. Later, a walking tour features Transfiguration Cathedral, where a local choir brings the church's acoustics to life. You will also see the blue-domed Church of Prince Dimitry on the Blood, visit a local handicraft market to view regional crafts, and learn about the Chaika watches. On board your ship, continue along the Volga River through unspoiled forests and rural villages. While sailing, enjoy a sampling of cuisine unique to Russia, such as blini and caviar. (B, L, D)

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Departure Dates 2014 May 14 June 11, 25 July 9, 23 August 13 September 3, 22

Day 7: Goritsy Enjoy breathtaking scenery as you sail south to Goritsy, a peaceful farming community. Here you will have the opportunity to experience Russian rural life. Start with a walking tour of this sleepy village. Next, a local resident introduces you to the children at a local school. Here you will visit the classrooms and browse through the library and garden. Later this afternoon, you visit the home of a local family where you can experience what Russian provincial life is really like. Afterwards, board your ship to set sail for the White Lake. On board, you join the chef for a Russian culinary demonstration followed by a Piroshki tea party. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Svir River - Green Stop on Mandroghi Cruise through the Svir River which connects Lake Onega with Lake Ladoga. Pause in a quaint riverside settlement where you will explore various buildings which represent country life in Russia. Afterwards, everyone comes together at the outdoor pavilion for a Shashlik barbecue lunch. This evening, enjoy a Captain’s dinner on board the ship. (B, L, D)

Accommodations Day 1

Overnight Flight

Day 2, 3

Radisson Slavyanskaya or Renaissance Moscow Monarch Hotel, Moscow

Day 4 - 10 MS Tolstoy or MS Pushkin Day 11, 12 Sokos Olympia Garden Hotel, St. Petersburg On some dates alternate hotels may be used.

Stay Another Night

Day 10: St. Petersburg Sail along the Neva River to St. Petersburg. Your morning tour will take you to Palace Square, the historic heart of St. Petersburg (UNESCO), and along Nevsky Prospect, the city’s main boulevard. See the monumental St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the other great buildings that stand as monuments to the splendors of Imperial Russia. This afternoon, enjoy a guided tour through the Hermitage Museum. No museum rivals the Hermitage in size and holdings, which include masterpieces by da Vinci, Rembrandt, Rubens and Picasso. (B, L, D) Day 11: St. Petersburg - Disembark Cruise Ship Today you travel to Tsarskoye Selo, formerly known as Pushkin, for a tour of the magnificent Catherine Palace. You are sure to marvel at the robin’s egg-blue of the exterior and also at the superb design of the interior rooms. Later you return to St. Petersburg. (B) Day 12: St. Petersburg Today is yours to explore St. Petersburg on your own or you may wish to join an optional excursion outside the city. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner, to celebrate the conclusion of a memorable journey. (B, D) Day 13: St. Petersburg - Tour Ends (B)

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the piano bar, library or solarium. During your cruise you will enjoy nightly entertainment such as folklore shows, a classical music concert, a Piroshki tea party, Russian language lessons, and discussions on Russian history. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Lake Onega - Kizhi Island Cruise through Lake Onega, the second largest lake in Europe. This morning you arrive at Kizhi Island, which is renowned for its open-air museum; visit these fascinating buildings of wood architecture including the remarkable Church of the Intercession. Later, join your fellow travelers for a tasting of various types of vodka as well as an included lecture on this Russian spirit. (B, L, D)

Many Gateways Available.

Purchase optional activities in advance of your tour! Call for more details.

This trip requires:

PASSPORT

Early Booking Savings is per person and is valid on air-inclusive group bookings for travel between May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015 and will expire 6 months prior to departure or your group’s deposit due date. *Rates are per person based on double occupancy and include land, roundtrip air, tax & fuel surcharges for the departure date and gateway specified and include applicable port charges. Pricing is based on a minimum of 10 passengers traveling on the same air schedule from the same gateway. Other dates and gateways available. Call for pricing. Airfare: For your convenience, we offer airfare for purchase with all vacation packages. If you purchase an air-inclusive program, your airfare will be quoted inclusive of all fuel, taxes and fees. Your rates are subject to change until paid in full. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight or departure date. Checked Baggage Charges: Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information regarding your airline’s checked baggage policies. 1

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Discovering Poland Warsaw, Czestochowa, Krakow, Wawel Castle, Auschwitz, Wroclaw, Torun, Gdansk

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Day 2: Warsaw, Poland - Tour Begins Welcome to Warsaw! Tonight, join your fellow passengers for a welcome dinner. (D) Day 3: Warsaw Embrace the moving history of Warsaw, a city reborn after WWII, as you embark on a locally-guided tour. Your journey through this capital city includes stops at what remains of the Warsaw Ghetto and Wilanow Palace. The afternoon is free to relax or explore independently. (B) Day 4: Warsaw - Czestochowa - Krakow Travel south to Krakow, a charming old world city famous for its well-preserved town center. En route, stop in Czestochowa, the spiritual capital of Poland, where each year over 5 million pilgrims journey to pay their respects to the famous Black Madonna. Housed in the Jasna Gora monastery, you journey inside for an up-close look at this miraculous image. Arriving in Krakow, enjoy some free time. This evening, it’s Diner’s Choice…a Collette Exclusive. Dinner is included and you will choose the perfect spot from a “menu” of Krakow’s great restaurants. (B, D)

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Many Gateways Available.

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12 DAYS • 15 MEALS

Day 5: Krakow This morning, your tour with a local expert includes visits to the Market Square, St. Mary’s Church and the university. You will also visit Wawel Castle and explore this former residence of Polish kings. The rest of your day is at leisure. Perhaps you’ll stroll the quaint side streets of Krakow’s famous old town, have coffee in one of the largest squares in Europe or walk along the river for views of the new sections of the city. You may also visit the Schindler Museum or join your fellow travelers on an optional excursion. (B)

TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL 1 2 3 4 5 Call for details.

Departure Dates

Day 6: Krakow - Auschwitz - Wroclaw A local expert guides you through the former concentration camp of Auschwitz. Learn the history of the prison and many of the hardships that occurred within those walls. Later this afternoon you arrive in the ancient city of Wroclaw. Tonight, join your traveling companions for some locally-brewed beer and a traditional “home-style” dinner at a local restaurant. (B, D)

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Day 7: Wroclaw A morning tour of Wroclaw brings you up-close and personal to this large and ethnically diverse city. It could be the only location where you can find a Stare Miasto (Old Town) with a Synagogue, a Lutheran church, a Roman Catholic church and an Eastern Orthodox church standing near each other. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B) Day 8: Wroclaw - Torun Today you travel to the town of Torun, a UNESCO World Heritage site and birthplace of the astronomer Nicholas Copernicus. Torun remains one of the best preserved medieval towns in all of Europe and is one of the “Seven Wonders of Poland.” This evening, join a local resident for a walking tour of this unspoiled town, including a stop at Copernicus’s house. Next, you step back into history while baking and sampling your very own gingerbread according to a 500-year-old recipe. (B) Day 9: Torun - Marienburg Castle - Gdansk Travel to the seaside city and port of Gdansk. En route, stop in the town of Malbork, home to Marienburg Fortress, the largest castle in the world. A guided tour of this 700-year-old structure introduces you to the world of the Knights of the Teutonic Order. Upon your arrival in Gdansk, join a local expert for an introduction to this strategic and historic city. Visit City Hall, St. Mary’s Church and the Polish post office where Polish militia defended against one of the first German attacks of WWII. Later, visit the Gdansk Shipyard, site of the creation of the anti-Communist Solidarity movement in 1980 that helped liberate Poland from Soviet rule. (B, D)

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Accommodations Day 1

Overnight Flight

Day 2, 3

Mercure Warszawa Grand, Warsaw

Day 4, 5

Holiday Inn City Center, Krakow

Day 6, 7

Hotel Sofitel Old Town, Wroclaw

Day 8

Hotel Bulwar, Torun

Day 9, 10

Radisson Blu Hotel Old Town, Gdansk

Day 11

Mercure Warszawa Grand, Warsaw

On some dates alternate hotels may be used.

Stay Another Night

Day 10: Gdansk Today is yours to relax or explore the city independently. You may choose to join an optional excursion outside the city that includes a visit to a working hay farm, the opportunity to make your own Polish ceramics, lunch with a local family and a carriage ride through the forest to a stunningly beautiful lake. (B) Day 11: Gdansk - Warsaw Your journey through Poland comes full circle with your return to Warsaw. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner celebrating a fantastic journey through Poland. (B, D) Day 12: Warsaw - Tour Ends (B)

Call for details.

Add a pre or post-night stay in Warsaw. Prices start at $60 per person, double.

Purchase optional activities in advance of your tour! Call for more details. This trip requires:

PASSPORT

Early Booking Savings is per person and is valid on air-inclusive group bookings for travel between May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015 and will expire 6 months prior to departure or your group’s deposit due date. *Rates are per person based on double occupancy and include land, roundtrip air, tax & fuel surcharges for the departure date and gateway specified and include applicable port charges. Pricing is based on a minimum of 10 passengers traveling on the same air schedule from the same gateway. Other dates and gateways available. Call for pricing. Airfare: For your convenience, we offer airfare for purchase with all vacation packages. If you purchase an air-inclusive program, your airfare will be quoted inclusive of all fuel, taxes and fees. Your rates are subject to change until paid in full. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight or departure date. Checked Baggage Charges: Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information regarding your airline’s checked baggage policies. 1

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South Pacific Wonders Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Sydney, Christchurch, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Arrowtown

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Day 1 – Day 2: Depart From Home Cross the International Dateline, and skip a day ahead. Day 3: Cairns, Australia - Tour Begins Your tour begins in Cairns, the tropical gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. (D) Day 4: Cairns Today visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Center to meet Australia’s original inhabitants. See the traditional dances, learn how to play a didgeridoo or even throw a boomerang. Visit Hartley's Croc Farm and stroll through rainforests to see animals such as wild birds, reptiles and wallabies. While visiting you also have the chance to meet some of the local koalas. Take an exciting cruise on the lagoon looking for crocodiles before enjoying an Aussie barbecue. (B, D) Day 5: Great Barrier Reef Board a high speed catamaran for an excursion to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a glass bottom boat ride, snorkel or just watch the fish and sea turtles swim past from the pier. For a more adventurous encounter, optional scuba diving is also available. (B, L) Day 6: Cairns - Sydney Your morning is at leisure. Later, fly to Sydney. (B) Day 7: Sydney This morning enjoy a tour of Sydney, including the Harbour Bridge, the Botanic Gardens and the fashionable suburb

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Chicago $5899* | New York $5999* | Los Angeles

5599

$

*

Rates are per person, double occupancy and include land, roundtrip air, tax & fuel surcharges. Departing May 19, 2014. Rate Includes $500 Early Booking Savings.1

Many Gateways Available. Call for details.

15 DAYS • 20 MEALS TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL 1 2 3 4 5 Call for details.

Departure Dates Optional 3-Night Fiji Post Tour Extension

2014 May 5, 19, 26 June 9 July 7 August 4, 11, 25 September 1, 15, 22, 29 October 6, 13, 20, 27 November 3, 10, 24

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of Paddington. Discover one of the world’s most fascinating architectural sights as you take a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House. Next, learn first-hand how raw opals are transformed into works of art at the National Opal Centre. The evening is at leisure. (B) Day 8: Sydney Take hold of Sydney during a day of independent exploration. Tonight, take in the sights during a delightful dinner cruise of Sydney Harbour. Marvel at Sydney’s magnificent skyline, the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. (B. D)

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Day 9: Sydney - Christchurch, New Zealand Fly to the historic city of Christchurch, New Zealand. Devastated by an earthquake in early 2011, see firsthand how the city known as “the Garden City” is recreating itself. Make yourself right at home this evening when a New Zealand family welcomes you into their home for dinner! (B, D) Day 10: Christchurch - Mt. Cook Region This morning you will have time to explore Christchurch. Later, depart for the Mt. Cook region. En route, visit a Canterbury farmyard and learn how a New Zealand family farm operates. Next, traverse the spectacular countryside to New Zealand’s most famous national park, Mt. Cook. (B, D) Day 11: Mt. Cook Region - Queenstown This morning, if the weather cooperates, you may choose to view the massive glaciers on an optional glacier flightseeing tour. Or, perhaps enjoy free time in Mt. Cook National Park. Later, depart for Queenstown. En route, stop at a local fruit stand to gain an inside look at New Zealand produce. (B)

Accommodations Day 1, 2

Overnight Flight

Day 3 - 5

Novotel Oasis Resort, Cairns

Day 6 - 8

Menzies Hotel, Sydney

Day 9

Rendezvous Hotel, Christchurch

Day 10

Mackenzie Country Inn, Mt. Cook Region

Day 11 - 14 Millennium Hotel, Queenstown On some dates alternate hotels may be used.

Day 12: Queenstown Today Queenstown offers up several options. Shop in the village, enjoy an optional jet boat ride on the Shotover River, or join the optional “Journey through Middle Earth” tour which takes you through the breathtaking Queenstown countryside showcasing many of the spots where the Lord of the Rings movies were filmed. (B) Day 13: Queenstown - Milford Sound - Queenstown En route to Milford Sound, you’ll travel through ancient beech forest via the Homer Tunnel. During a cruise of Milford Sound you will see why this fjord is one of the most visited sights on the South Island. Following your cruise, you return to Queenstown. You may choose to return via a short optional flight (weather permitting) for views of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. (B, L) Day 14: Queenstown - Arrowtown - Queenstown This morning, set off for the turn-ofthe-century Gold Rush settlement of Arrowtown. Next, explore the Central Otago region where many of New Zealand’s best wines are grown. During a stop at a local winery, enjoy a tasting. This evening, take in the city of Queenstown from above during a gondola ride to dinner at the Skyline Restaurant overlooking Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkable Mountains. (B, D) Day 15: Queenstown - Tour Ends (B)

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Stay Another Night Add a pre-night stay in Cairns. Prices start at $100 per person, double.

Purchase optional activities in advance of your tour! Call for more details. This trip requires:

PASSPORT

Early Booking Savings is per person and is valid on air-inclusive group bookings for travel between May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015 and will expire 6 months prior to departure or your group’s deposit due date. *Rates are per person based on double occupancy and include land, roundtrip air, tax & fuel surcharges for the departure date and gateway specified and include applicable port charges. Pricing is based on a minimum of 10 passengers traveling on the same air schedule from the same gateway. Other dates and gateways available. Call for pricing. Airfare: For your convenience, we offer airfare for purchase with all vacation packages. If you purchase an air-inclusive program, your airfare will be quoted inclusive of all fuel, taxes and fees. Your rates are subject to change until paid in full. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight or departure date. Checked Baggage Charges: Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information regarding your airline’s checked baggage policies. 1

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Discover Croatia Opatija, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Dubrovnik, Split, Ljubljana, Lake Bled

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Day 1: Overnight Flight Join Collette Vacations and explore Croatia and the countries of the Adriatic. This is a “must see” region filled with ancient cities, medieval architecture, unique cultures, rolling hills and stunning coastal scenery. Day 2: Venice, Italy - Opatija, Croatia Upon arrival into Venice you will transfer directly to your hotel in the seaside resort of Opatija. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a special welcome dinner. (D) Day 3: Opatija Opatija is known as “Croatia’s Riviera” and was once the summer retreat for Roman Caesars and Hapsburg Monarchs. Your day is at leisure to explore the town or you may choose to join your fellow travelers on an optional trip to Pula to visit the second largest Roman coliseum in the world. (B) Day 4: Opatija - Plitvice Lakes After breakfast, travel to Croatia’s most beautiful national park, Plitvice Lakes, a stunning example of a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy awe-inspiring scenery as you travel through this natural phenomenon of sixteen terraced lakes surrounded by forests and thick vegetation. A series of waterfalls and free flowing cascades connects each lake to the other. A short cruise on the lake takes you into the heart of this natural wonder. (B, D)

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Chicago $3299* | Los Angeles $3399* | New York

3149

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Rates are per person, double occupancy and include land, roundtrip air, tax & fuel surcharges. Departing November 1, 2014. Rate Includes $250 Early Booking Savings.1

TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL 1 2 3 4 5 Call for details.

Day 6: Dubrovnik Join an expert local guide on a tour of “Old Dubrovnik,” a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the Franciscan Monastery, where Europe’s oldest pharmacy lies; Rector’s Palace, the City Walls, and many more historical sites. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore this fascinating city on your own or join us for an optional excursion outside the city. (B)

Departure Dates 2014 May 10, 17 June 7 July 12, 19 August 2 September 6, 13, 20, 27 October 4, 11, 18, 25 November 1 2015 March 21 April 11, 18, 25

Day 7: Dubrovnik The day is at leisure to explore Dubrovnik, enjoy the rocky coastline and crystal blue waters, or join your fellow companions on an optional trip to Montenegro. This evening, travel to the culturally rich Konavle region to Cilipi for a family-style dinner in a locally-owned restaurant. While visiting with the local family, you’ll learn about life in the Croatian heartland and sample regional wines. At dinner, servers introduce you to a culinary feast, prepared in the way of their ancestors. (B, D)

Day 9: Split - Ljubljana, Slovenia Today you continue up the coast and into Slovenia where your destination is the quaint capital Ljubljana. Upon arrival you will be met by a local expert who will introduce you to this lovely town nestled along the banks of the river. A tour includes stops at the medieval castle, the impressive City Hall, and a visit to magnificent St Nicholas’s cathedral. After a short walking tour of the city center, you arrive at your hotel. (B)

Accommodations Day 1

Overnight Flight

Day 2, 3

Bristol Hotel, Opatija

Day 4

Jezero Hotel, Plitvice

Day 5 - 7

Valamar Lacroma Resort, Dubrovnik

Day 8

Hotel Atrium, Split

Day 9, 10

Hotel Lev, Ljubljana

Day 11

Crowne Plaza, Venice Region

On some dates alternate hotels may be used.

Day 10: Ljubljana Today is yours to relax in this lovely town where you can browse the many shops, visit Tivoli Park, or walk along the canal. You may also choose to join an excursion outside the city. (B) Day 11: Ljubljana - Lake Bled - Koper, Slovenia - Venice, Italy Region Today will surely be a highlight as you travel to Bled where you will enjoy the old-world charm of taking a “pletna” boat to the island on the lake to visit the 17th-century cathedral, St. Mary’s Church and the “wishing bell.” You will have some free time to stroll the paths of this lakeside community. Next, you make a stop in Kopar, Slovenia where you will have a chance to taste some of the local vintages at a winery. From there you travel to your hotel on the outskirts of Venice where you can easily take the train into the city or just relax before joining your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner to celebrate the end of a marvelous journey around the Adriatic. (B, D) Day 12: Venice - Tour Ends Your tour ends in Venice this morning. (B)

Call for details.

12 DAYS • 15 MEALS

Day 5: Plitvice Lakes - Dubrovnik This morning you continue south through the heart of Croatia, towards the medieval city of Dubrovnik. Along the way, enjoy some breathtaking views of the beautiful blue waters of the Adriatic Sea. (B, D)

Day 8: Dubrovnik - Split Today, enjoy stunning sea views as you travel up the winding coastal road, hugging the sheer cliffs that drop into the aquamarine Adriatic Sea. Enjoy a stop in a quaint village in the Croatian countryside. You will have time to taste the local specialties and perhaps walk through the village square. Upon arrival in Split you will enjoy an included walking tour featuring the impressive Diocletian's Palace, one of the most significant late-Roman historical monuments and a UNESCO World Heritage site. In addition, see the peristyle of the palace and the Temple of Jupiter. Later, continue on to your hotel located in the center of Split. (B)

Many Gateways Available.

Purchase optional activities in advance of your tour! Call for more details. This trip requires:

PASSPORT

Early Booking Savings is per person and is valid on air inclusive group bookings for travel between May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015 and will expire 6 months prior to departure or your group’s deposit due date. *Rates are per person based on double occupancy and include land, roundtrip air, tax & fuel surcharges for the departure date and gateway specified and include applicable port charges. Pricing is based on a minimum of 10 passengers traveling on the same air schedule from the same gateway. Other dates and gateways available. Call for pricing. Airfare: For your convenience, we offer airfare for purchase with all vacation packages. If you purchase an air inclusive program, your airfare will be quoted inclusive of all fuel, taxes and fees. Your rates are subject to change until paid in full. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight or departure date. Checked Baggage Charges: Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information regarding your airline’s checked baggage policies. 1

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Israel: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Caesarea, Acre, Nazereth, Tiberias, Capernaum, Mount Tabor, Bethlehem, Jerusalem

Mass Included

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Day 1: Overnight Flight Travel to the Holy Land on an inspirational journey that visits some of the most ancient sites in the world. Day 2: Tel Aviv, Israel - Tour Begins Your tour begins in Tel Aviv, a bustling city brimming with culture and history, situated on the Israeli Mediterranean coastline. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. (D) Day 3: Tel Aviv - Jaffa - Caesarea - Acre - Nazareth - Cana Tiberias Journey to the ancient port city of Jaffa for a leisurely stroll through the winding alleys of the historic area. Celebrate Mass at St. Peter’s Church. Travel to the walled city and Roman ruins of Caesarea. It was here that St. Peter converted the first pagan, Centurion Cornelius, to become a Christian, and St. Paul was imprisoned for two years. Next, stop in Acre, an ancient crusader city and UNESCO World Heritage site. In Nazareth, visit St. Joseph’s Shop, a small church built on the site of St. Joseph’s home and workshop. Your day concludes with a visit to Cana, the site of Our Lord’s first miracle, at the wedding feast where you can renew your marriage vows. (B, D) Day 4: Tiberias - Sea of Galilee - Tabgha - Capernaum - Tiberias This morning, enjoy a special treat when you take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee where many of the apostles were fishermen and Our Lord preached. Travel to nearby Tabgha and visit the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Fishes built to commemorate the miraculous feeding of five thousand. Stop at the Mount of Beatitudes for a stunning view of the Sea of Galilee. Celebrate Mass at the Church

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Many Gateways Available.

Rates are per person, double occupancy and include land, roundtrip air, tax & fuel surcharges. Departing November 3, 2014. Rate Includes $250 Early Booking Savings.1

Call for details.

9 DAYS • 15 MEALS TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL 1 2 3 4 5 Call for details.

Departure Dates Optional 4-Night Jordan Post Tour Extension

2014 May 14 June 18 July 23 September 24 October 8, 15, 22, 29 November 3, 5, 10, 12 December 3, 10

(call for details)

of the Beatitudes. Continue to the Church of the Primacy of St. Peter where Our Lord appeared to the apostles after His resurrection. In Capernaum, visit the church built over the ruins of St. Peter’s house. Get a taste of the local flavor when you enjoy lunch at a communal settlement known as a Kibbutz. Later, cross the River Jordan to visit the Golan Heights and the Hashalom Observatory. Finally, visit Yardenit, the Jordan River baptismal sight. (B, L, D)

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Day 5: Tiberias - Mount Tabor - Bethlehem - Jerusalem Travel to Mount Tabor, the site of the Transfiguration. Proceed to Bethlehem and enjoy a stop at Shepherds’ Field, where the angels appeared on the first Christmas night. Celebrate Mass at the Church of the Nativity, built on the birth site of Our Lord. Later, arrive in one of the holiest cities in the world, Jerusalem. (B, D) Day 6: Jerusalem, the Old City Your visit to Jerusalem begins with a visit to the Mount of Olives and the site where Our Lord wept over the city, now known as Dominus Flevit. Afterwards, visit the Church of All Nations built over the rock on which Our Lord prayed the night before He was crucified. Continue to the Church of the Paternoster, built on the traditional site where Jesus taught His disciples the Lord's Prayer; its name refers to the “Our Father” prayer. Nearby is the Tomb of the Virgin Mary and the Garden of Gethsemane, the site of Christ’s betrayal by Judas. Travel to Caiaphas’ Palace, known today as St. Peter in Galicantu, where St. Peter once denied Our Lord in one of its courts. This afternoon, travel to Ein Karem to visit the Church of St. John the Baptist, built over the Grotto of his birthplace, and celebrate Mass. (B, D)

Accommodations Day 1

Overnight Flight

Day 2

Leonardo Basel Hotel, Leonardo City Tower, City Hotel or Tal Hotel, Tel Aviv

Day 3, 4

Leonardo Hotel, Tiberias

Day 5 - 8

Leonardo Jerusalem Hotel, Jerusalem

On some dates alternate hotels may be used.

Stay Another Night

Day 7: Jerusalem Today you are free to explore the city on your own. Perhaps you’ll choose to take an optional excursion to the Dead Sea to discover where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, visit Masada and perhaps even float on the salty waters of the Dead Sea. Later today, gather with your fellow travelers to celebrate Mass. (B, D) Day 8: Jerusalem - Western Wall Your day begins with a visit to the Western Wall of the Temple. Then, follow the Via Dolorosa, the Way of the Cross, walked by Our Lord on the way to His crucifixion. Afterwards, pass through St. Stephen’s Gate where St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr, was stoned to death. Continue to the Church of St. Anne, marking the place where the parents of the Blessed Mother lived. Visit the nearby Pools of Bethesda, where Jesus healed the paralytic, and see the Ecce Homo Arch, the site where Pontius Pilate presented Our Lord to the crowds. Celebrate Mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the site of His crucifixion, burial and resurrection. Next, visit the Church of the Dormition, commemorating Our Lady’s Assumption, and the nearby Hall of the Last Supper. In Jerusalem, enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers to celebrate the end of this unforgettable and holy experience. (B, D) Day 9: Jerusalem - Tour Ends (B)

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Early Booking Savings is per person and is valid on air-inclusive group bookings for travel between May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015 and will expire 6 months prior to departure or your group’s deposit due date. *Rates are per person based on double occupancy and include land, roundtrip air, tax & fuel surcharges for the departure date and gateway specified and include applicable port charges. Pricing is based on a minimum of 10 passengers traveling on the same air schedule from the same gateway. Other dates and gateways available. Call for pricing. Airfare: For your convenience, we offer airfare for purchase with all vacation packages. If you purchase an air-inclusive program, your airfare will be quoted inclusive of all fuel, taxes and fees. Your rates are subject to change until paid in full. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight or departure date. Checked Baggage Charges: Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information regarding your airline’s checked baggage policies. 1

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IMPORTANT RESERVATION INFORMATION (See Frequently Asked Questions section on website for more information.) LAND RATES Land rates are per person, double occupancy. Availability of departures at the prices noted in the brochure is limited. For current prices, please see our website. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. PAYMENTS A $250 non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking to secure your reservation. If you have selected instant purchase, non-refundable air, you are required to pay the full air cost in addition to the $250 deposit at time of booking (all of which is non-refundable). For Antarctica a $500 per person deposit is required at time of booking. An additional deposit of $1000 is due 180 days prior to departure for Antarctica. Should you decide to purchase our trip cancellation waiver, you must do so at the time of booking. Payment of a per person waiver fee guarantees a full refund of all payments (including deposit), except for the waiver fee itself, in case of cancellation of your travel plans for any reason prior to the day of departure. If you originally purchased non-refundable airline tickets, the Waiver does not provide a refund for the airline tickets, taxes or fees, in the event of a cancellation. This air ticket is covered by Collette Vacations’ travel protection plan under Part B, if you cancel your trip for covered reasons (see Part B for more details). The balance is due 60 days before departure on all tours, except cruises. The balance is due 120 days before departure for cruises. Payment may be made by charging to clients’ Mastercard, Visa, American Express or Discover (card imprint and signature required) or by sending a check or money order. All land rates are guaranteed upon deposit. PLEASE SEND PAYMENTS TO: Collette Vacations, 162 Middle Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860 Attn: Accounts Receivable REVISION FEES A handling fee of $25.00 per transaction will be assessed for any change or revision made to a reservation. A change of departure date within 11 months of departure will be treated as a cancellation and cancellation charges will apply. CANCELLATION CHARGES Cancellations of confirmed bookings and transfers to new travel dates both result in penalties and fees assessed by travel suppliers. If you have not purchased waivers, and you need to transfer or cancel for any reason prior to tour departure, the following cancellation fees will be assessed on your land or cruise product. Air is 100% nonrefundable once paid in full. If cancelled prior to being paid in full the following cancellation fees will also apply to air. (*see cancellation and unused services waiver fees and exceptions): • More than 60 days prior to departure: a non-refundable deposit will be retained • 60 - 16 days prior to departure: 30% of land or cruise price • 15 - 1 day prior to departure: 50% of land or cruise price • Day of departure and after: 100% of land or cruise price EXCEPTIONS: Ocean Cruises: • More than 90 days prior to departure, a non-refundable deposit will be retained. • 90 - 61 days prior to departure: 35% of land or cruise price • 60 - 31 days prior to departure: 60% of land or cruise price • 30 - 0 days prior to departure: 100% of land or cruise price River Cruises: including Europe, Russia, Egypt and China • More than 90 days prior to departure, a non-refundable deposit will be retained. • 90 - 61 days prior to departure: 50% of land or cruise price • 60 - 31 days prior to departure: 85% of land or cruise price • 30 - 0 days prior to departure: 100% of land or cruise price Galapagos & Antarctica: • More than 120 days prior to departure: non-refundable deposits will be retained • 120 - 90 days prior to departure: 60% of land or cruise price (Antarctica & Galapagos) • 89 - 0 days prior to departure: 100% of land or cruise price

If insufficient funds are deducted from the canceling client, the traveling client will be charged the remaining portion of the single supplement. Payment of the Waiver Fee (if chosen) must be received by Collette Vacations with your Deposit. The Waiver is non-transferable and valid for each applicant only. Collette Vacations can assume no responsibility for and cannot be held liable for any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized acts or omissions of any travel agent or travel agency other than that of Collette Travel Service, Inc. itself, and its own employees. On tour, insurance benefits are provided if you: must interrupt your trip or return home early for a covered reason; incur medical expenses for a covered sickness or injury; need medical assistance or evacuation; suffer a baggage loss or delay; or are delayed on tour for 12 hours or more for a covered reason. Following is a schedule of the Part B insurance benefits provided. SCHEDULE OF COVERAGES PART A – Benefits Provided By Collette Vacations

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Pre-Departure Cancellation Fee Waiver Trip Cost PART B – Benefits Provided by the Insurance Company Listed Below Accidental Death & Dismemberment $25,000 Medical Expense/Emergency Assistance Accident & Sickness Medical Expense $25,000 Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation $50,000 One Call 24-Hour Assistance Services Included Trip Cancellation Amount Purchased* Trip Interruption 150% of Trip Cost Missed Connection $1,500 Travel Delay (Maximum of $100 per Day) $1,500 Baggage and Personal Effects $1,500 Baggage Delay $200 *This benefit is only applicable to Instant Purchase (non-refundable) air tickets and does not cover any other land, air or water travel arrangements. PART B CONDITIONS & LIMITATIONS Certain exclusions and limitations apply and are detailed in the Travel Insurance Certificate which will be included with your documents and is also available to you online at www.tripmate.com/wpF430C or by request from our Travel Consultants. For example, coverage does not apply to: any sickness or condition of you, a Traveling Companion, Family Member or Business Partner traveling with you that existed during the 60 days prior to the effective date of the coverages (this exclusion is waived if your premium is received with your initial deposit/ payment for your Trip), suicide, normal pregnancy, war or any act of war, mental or nervous disorders. A Traveling Companion is defined as a person with whom you have coordinated travel arrangements and intend to travel with during the trip. Part B of the plan is underwritten by: United States Fire Insurance Company, Eatontown, NJ Where to Present Part A Claims To request a refund under the Cancellation Fee Waiver, please call Collette Vacations and send any unused airline tickets to: Collette Vacations ATTN: Customer Service Department 162 Middle Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860

* Instant purchase air and its associated taxes, fees and surcharges are 100% non-refundable at time of reservation.

If cancellation occurs prior to departure, contact the Collette Vacations Reservations Department. When a client cancels prior to departure, any refunds are processed through the booking agent.

Upon cancellation of transportation or travel services where you, the customer, are not at fault and have not cancelled in violation of the terms and conditions above, you will be refunded 100%.

All Inquiries and Claims under Part B should be reported to the Plan Administrator:

CANCELLATION WAIVER & TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN Payment of a Per Person Waiver Fee guarantees a full refund of all payments (including deposit), except the Waiver Fee itself, made to Collette Vacations for travel arrangements in case of cancellation of your travel plans for any reason prior to the day of departure. The Waiver Fee with Air only covers airline tickets you have purchased from Collette Vacations. Exception: If you originally purchased non-refundable airline tickets, the Waiver does not provide a refund for the airline tickets, taxes or fees, in the event of a cancellation. This air ticket is covered by Collette Vacations’ travel protection plan under Part B, if you cancel your trip for covered reasons (see Part B for more details). Cancellation waiver protects you from penalties in the event you have a need to cancel your entire inclusive vacation package up to the day prior to departure. Cancellation waiver does not indemnify you from penalties if you chose to cancel partial tour components or air. If you chose to partially cancel your vacation, you will be responsible for a revision fee as well as any penalties that are incurred at the time of the cancellation. The Waiver Fee does not cover any single supplement charges which arise from an individual’s traveling companion electing to cancel for any reason prior to departure. In this case, the single supplement will be deducted from the refund of the person who cancels. Division of this charge between the two passengers involved is solely their responsibility.

Trip Mate, Inc.* www.tripmate.com 9225 Ward Parkway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64114 Tel: 800-888-7292 * In CA, dba Trip Mate Insurance Agency CANCELLATION WAIVER & TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN PRICING (Per Person) Land Only Clients: •$40 adult/$40 child for all domestic escorted tours under 6 days •$130 adult/$60 child for all domestic escorted tours of 6 days or more •$130 adult/$60 child for all international tours 8 days or under (except cruises, Canadian Rockies Train tours, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa, South Africa & Egypt) •$200 adult/$85 child for all international tours 9 days or more (except cruises, Canadian Rockies Train tours, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa, South Africa & Egypt tours) •$240 adult/$105 child for all Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa & South Africa tours •$255 adult/$110 child for all cruises & Canadian Rockies Train tours

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When purchasing pre and post night accommodations, including optional extensions, the number of days will be added to the total number of tour days, and may subsequently alter your waiver fees. Please confirm with your reservation agent at time of booking. Air Inclusive Clients (Collette Flex Airfare is purchased through Collette Vacations) •$70 adult/child for all domestic vacations under 6 days •$175 adult/child for all domestic vacations of 6 days or more •$185 adult/child for all international vacations 8 days or under (except cruises, Canadian Rockies Train tours, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa & South Africa) •$230 adult/child for all international vacations 9 days or more (except cruises, Canadian Rockies Train tours, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa, South Africa & Egypt tours) •$270 adult/child for all Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa, South Africa & Egypt tours •$315 adult/child for all cruises & Canadian Rockies Train tours Air inclusive cancellation waiver can only be purchased by individuals who have purchased Collette Flex Airfare through Collette Vacations. Air inclusive waiver is not applicable for instant purchase, non-refundable air. Instant purchase air and its associated taxes, fees and surcharges require full payment at time of reservation and are 100% non-refundable. This air ticket is covered by Collette Vacations’ travel protection plan under Part B, if you cancel your trip for covered reasons. Tickets may only be changed for a fee up to $300 plus any difference in airfare for travel in the following 12 months; specific fees and policies may vary by airline. CONSUMER PROTECTION PLANS Collette Vacations is a member of the following organizations: The National Tour Association, The United States Tour Operators Association, The Alliance of Canadian Travel Associations, the Travel Industry Council of Ontario, and the Association of British Travel Agents. Some of these associations operate a consumer protection plan to cover deposits placed with any tour operator member. In the case of USTOA, the consumer protection bond is $1 million. Full details are available from the organizations or Collette Vacations. Collette is pleased to give this additional protection to our clients. AIRFARE For your convenience, we offer airfare for purchase with all vacation packages. If you purchase an air inclusive program, your airfare will be quoted inclusive of all fuel, taxes and fees. Your rates are subject to change until paid in full. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight or departure date. Instant Purchase Non-refundable Airfare includes round trip airport/hotel transfers (excluding pre or post days and extensions). Instant Purchase, Non-refundable Airfare requires full payment at the time of booking. If you purchase the waiver it does not provide a refund for the airline tickets in the event of a cancellation (there is coverage under Part B for Instant Purchase Airline tickets if you cancel your Trip for covered reasons-see Part B for more details). Tickets will be issued immediately and once issued are non-refundable, may only be changed for a fee up to $300 plus any difference in airfare for travel in the following 12 months; specific fees and policies may vary by airline. These tickets include an administration fee and round trip airport to hotel transfers of which both hold no airline reissue value. Once issued, there can be no fluctuation in price due to an increase in government taxes or in airline fuel surcharges. TRAVELERS NEEDING SPECIAL ASSISTANCE You must report any disability requiring special attention to Collette Vacations at the time the reservation is made.* Collette will make reasonable efforts to accommodate the special needs of tour participants. Such participants, however, should be aware that the Americans with Disabilities Act is inapplicable outside of the United States and facilities outside the United States for disabled individuals are limited. It is strongly recommended that persons requiring assistance be accompanied by a companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing the assistance. Neither Collette nor its personnel, nor its suppliers, may physically lift or assist clients into transportation vehicles. If a traveler thinks he or she might need assistance during a trip, he or she should call Collette to determine what assistance might reasonably be given. Collette cannot provide special individual assistance to tour members with special needs for walking, dining or other routine activities. *To request a wheelchair accessible room on a cruise, the traveler or person sharing the room must have a recognized disability that alters a major life function and requires the use of a mobility device and the use of the accessible features provided in the wheelchair accessible stateroom. BAGGAGE DISCLAIMER Although every effort is made to handle passengers’ luggage as carefully as possible, Collette Vacations is not responsible for and does not assume liability or accept claims for loss of or damage to luggage due to breakage, theft or wear and tear through hotel and group carrier handling. It is recommended for your own self interest and protection that you have adequate insurance to cover these eventualities. Check with your sales agent for low cost insurance to cover these risks. Checked Baggage Charges: Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information on your airline’s checked baggage policies. TRANSFERS Book an air-inclusive tour and enjoy complimentary roundtrip hometown to airport service.* Plus, you’ll also receive roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers.** *Restrictions may apply. **Available on first and last day of tours. MOTORCOACH WASHROOMS Most motorcoaches used on our tours are equipped with washrooms (except safari vehicles, exotic locations, and some of our Explorations tours). These are typically for emergency use, as we make plenty of comfort stops, allowing you the opportunity to use public restrooms and/or stretch your legs. MAPS AND PHOTOS Maps shown on tour pages are current at the time of printing and may not reflect actual tour routing should the tour change. Photos shown on tour pages are reflective of the area(s) visited, but may not be included in the actual tour itinerary.

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EXPLANATION OF RESPONSIBILITIES AND TOUR CONDITIONS FOR COLLETTE VACATIONS Any person reserving or purchasing any Collette Vacations product published in this brochure accepts the condition that Collette reserves to itself the exclusive right to change or cancel itineraries, hotels, and other tour components whenever it is deemed necessary. If this occurs, every effort will be made to offer alternate dates and/or programs. Published times on itineraries are as accurate as possible but subject to change due to traffic, weather, mechanical and any other conditions beyond Collette’s control that prevent Collette Vacations from operating as scheduled. Collette Vacations expressly disclaims any liability for any damages that may be incurred for any changes, cancellations or delays on any itinerary on any Collette tour. All rates on foreign tours are subject to fluctuations of currency and may be changed when necessary without advance notice prior to deposit. All rates published are per person as indicated and are based on double occupancy when only one rate is shown. Reservations will be accepted subject to availability at the time of a request and will be considered confirmed only upon receipt of a minimum deposit. Child land rates are available and are valid for ages 5-12, sharing a room with two full paying adults. Child land rates are available and are valid for ages 5-12, sharing a room with two full paying adults. Children ages 4 and over may travel on a Collette Family Vacations trip, accompanied by an adult. Child land rates for Collette Family Vacations are valid for ages 4-14, sharing a room with at least one adult. Collette Vacations does not accept liability in the case of any passenger being denied boarding by any airline carrier due to the carrier’s over-booking of a flight. All cancellation charges, fees and refunds for any tour within this brochure are in effect as of the effective date as indicated below and supersede any other previously printed policies relating to these same charges. GENERAL DISCLAIMER Neither Collette Travel Services, Inc., its affiliated entities and its and their employees, shareholders, officers, directors, successors, agents, and assigns (collectively “Collette”), own or operate any person or entity which is to or does provide goods or services for these trips. Collette does not maintain control or operate the personnel, equipment, or operations of these suppliers it uses and as such Collette assumes no responsibility for and cannot be held liable for any personal injury, death, property damage or other loss, accident, delay, inconvenience, or irregularity which may be occasioned by reason of (1) any wrongful, negligent, willful or unauthorized acts or omissions on the part of any of the suppliers or other employees or agents, (2) any defect in or failure of any vehicle, equipment, or instrument owned, operated or otherwise used by any of these suppliers, or (3) any wrongful, willful or negligent act or omission on the part of any other party not under the supervision and control of Collette. Additionally, responsibility is not accepted for losses or expenses due to sickness, lack of appropriate medical facilities or practitioners, weather, strikes, theft or other criminal acts, war, terrorism, computer problems, or other such causes. All services and accommodations are subject to the laws of the country in which they are provided. Collette reserves the right to make changes in the published itinerary whenever, in their sole judgment, conditions warrant, or if Collette deems it necessary for the comfort, convenience, or safety of the tour. Collette reserves the right to withdraw any tour announced. Collette reserves the right to decline to accept any person as a member of the tour, or to require any participant to withdraw from the tour at any time, when such action is determined by the tour manager to be in the best interests of the health, safety, and general welfare of the tour group or of the individual participant. Neither does Collette accept liability for any carrier’s cancellation penalty incurred by the purchase of a non-refundable airline or other ticket to the tour departure city and return or otherwise. Baggage and personal effects are the sole responsibility of the owner at all times. Participants may be photographed for the promotional purposes of Collette. Payment of the deposit to Collette constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions. ARBITRATION I agree that any dispute concerning, relating, or referring to this contract, the brochure or any other literature concerning my trip, or the trip itself, shall be resolved exclusively by binding arbitration according to the then existing rules of the American Arbitration Association in the State of Rhode Island. Such proceedings will be governed by and in accordance with substantive Rhode Island law. The arbitrator and not any federal, state, or local court or agency shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, conscionability, or formation of this contract, including but not limited to any claim that all or any part of this contract is void or voidable. 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FAMILY TOURS DISCLAIMER Any minor child (under the age of majority) who shall participate in a Collette Family Tour program must be accompanied by an adult and supervised by an adult during the entire length of the tour. Collette will make reasonable efforts to accommodate the special needs of any minor child during the tour. However, Collette cannot provide special individual assistance to any minor tour participant. The adult travel companion shall be primarily responsible for the conduct and care of the minor tour participant. Collette will not accept any parental responsibility for the minor tour participant.

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