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Worldwide Holidays Collection

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Visual reference guide

Couples Families Family room Up to 2 adults and 2 children sharing

Free kids Kids stay and/or eat for free

Kids’ club Kids and/or teens club

Halal Halal food is available

Spa and wellness Free Wi-Fi In some instances, Wi-Fi may only be complimentary in public areas

Public transport Public transport is within walking distance

Shopping The hotel is attached to a mall or in a main shopping area

Half board available Full board available All-inclusive available Disney hotels Boutique hotels A collection of intimate properties, often with 100 rooms or less, in unique settings

Iconic hotels Hotels known for their character or are a symbolic landmark of the city

Apartments


Holiday choices over six continents With Emirates’ growing network across six continents, you can choose from an increasing range of coveted destinations – idyllic islands, vibrant cities, cruises, lakes, mountains or one of our specially crafted and enriching ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ holidays. Handpicked hotels and handcrafted experiences We handpick our hotels, experiences and partners to ensure your holiday is in safe hands. Our selection of hotels includes known international brands, eclectic and boutique hotels, residences, villas, apartments and palaces. Bespoke holidays Our specially created tours and experiences, can be extended or combined with other services. If you haven’t found what you are looking for, our team of travel consultants can help you tailor-make your holiday to any of the destinations in the Emirates Holidays network.

Reasons to travel with Emirates Holidays

Peace of mind Be guided and supported through your entire journey by our team of experts who will take care of every aspect of your holiday; from planning, booking and check-in to arrival, transit and transfer, hotel stays and in-resort experiences. We are available at every step of the way, so you can holiday with complete peace of mind. Best value We offer quality accommodation and transportation options, tours and excursions and our global buying power and strong partner relationships enable us to offer competitive pricing. For the latest offers, sign up for our newsletters and updates via emiratesholidays.com or contact your travel agent. Emirates Skywards As an Emirates Skywards member, you’ll earn 20% bonus Miles on a holiday of three days or more. Access exclusive Emirates Holidays Skywards member offers and accrual of Miles in the monthly Emirates Skywards newsletters. In selected countries, you will also be able to redeem your Skywards Miles with Emirates Holidays. Contact your local Emirates Holidays outlet or travel agent for further details.


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Fly Emirates

Start your journey with Emirates Holidays and fly Emirates to say hello to something exceptional. We are one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, serving over 150 destinations across six continents. Our commitment to innovation and quality for our customers remains as strong as ever.

Emirates Terminal 3 Emirates Terminal 3 at Dubai International airport is the centre of our world, and we hope you’ll feel at home here. In January 2013, we celebrated the launch of our dedicated hub for the Airbus A380 – the first of its kind in the world. It offers multi-level boarding at every gate, direct access from the First Class and Business Class Lounges to the A380’s upper deck cabins, and a full-service hotel and spa for connecting customers.

In July 2016 we were named as the ‘World’s Best Airline 2016’ at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards. In addition to this, we also won ‘Best Inflight Entertainment’ for a record 12th consecutive year and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East.’ Our fleet Our young fleet of over 240 aircraft is among the most technologically advanced in the sky. We operate the world’s largest fleet of the double-decker Airbus A380 and the ultra-long-range Boeing 777. And our highly trained, international cabin crew deliver a service that is designed to pamper customers from the moment their journey begins.

Emirates Skywards Our frequent flyer programme, Emirates Skywards, makes travel even more rewarding. Enrol today at emirates.com and use your Skywards Miles to enhance your travel experience with reward flights, cabin upgrades and more. As a Silver member you will enjoy Business Class Lounge access in Dubai; with Gold and Platinum members able to relax in any of over 120 Emirates and partner lounges worldwide. As an Emirates Skywards member, you’ll earn 20% bonus Miles on a holiday of three nights or more with us at Emirates Holidays. In selected countries, you will also be able to redeem your Miles with Emirates Holidays. Simply quote your membership number when booking.

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Fly Emirates We believe that every journey should be a memorable one, so we make sure you can relax from the very beginning to the end of your Emirates experience. Below are just some of the highlights you can expect: Economy Class • Contoured reclining seats with adjustable headrests • Warm blankets and soft pillows on longer flights • Personal TV screen and ice on-demand entertainment system with over 2,500 channels of movies, TV, music, games and news headlines • Multi-course menu with complimentary drinks • Mood lighting adjusts through the flight to reflect destination time, to help fight jetlag • Onboard Wi-Fi in all classes

Economy Class

• In-seat power where you can charge your electronics • Online check-in, seat selection and boarding passes before you set off

Business Class • Lie-flat seats, privacy panel, shoe storage. A380 aircraft also include fully flat beds and personal mini-bar • Personal ice TV with over 2,500 channels of on-demand entertainment • Fresh juices, selected drinks, à la carte menu service, freshly made espresso coffee and cappuccinos • Onboard Lounge located on the upper deck of the A380 • Complimentary Chauffeur-drive service in Dubai and selected airports • Business Class check-in desks, priority boarding, lounge access and fast track immigration at selected airports

Business Class B777

First Class • Flat-bed Private Suites onboard the A380 with electric doors, a work desk, vanity set and personal mini-bar • Personal ice TV with over 2,500 channels of on-demand entertainment • Fresh juices, selected drinks, à la carte menu service, canapés, freshly made espresso coffee and cappuccinos • Onboard Lounge and Shower Spa, both located on the upper deck of A380 • Complimentary Chauffeur-drive service in Dubai and selected airports • Exclusive First Class check-in, priority boarding, dedicated boarding gate and lounge access

A380 First Class Shower Spa

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A380 Onboard Lounge

Young Flyers

In-flight Entertainment (ice)

ice – Information, Communications, Entertainment We’re proud that we were voted the ‘Best Inflight Entertainment’ for the 12th consecutive year at the 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards. Your time in the air will fly by with up to 2,500 channels of movies, TV shows, music and games in multiple languages on your personal entertainment system. Kids can enjoy a huge selection of entertainment including Disney favourites, the latest kids TV shows and popular cartoons. Customers who love to keep up to date can enjoy live TV news and sport on over half the fleet so they arrive to their destination of choice informed about what is happening in the outside world.

Young flyers The Emirates experience is just as special for young travellers thanks to our many services created for them. Kids can share their journey with our Fly With Me Animals including Eve the reindeer, Ernie the penguin, Carlos the macaw and Fudo the tiger. Infants can explore our Fly With Me Animals magazine, which is full of fun puzzles and comes with a set of colouring pencils for them to take home.

Business Class A380

Don’t worry; we haven’t forgotten our youngest guests. Parents will receive an infant care kit with useful essentials like nappies, bibs and wipes. Babies can drift off to sleep in the comfort of a bassinet. All toilets are fitted with baby changing facilities and there are baby strollers for customers arriving and connecting at Dubai International airport.

We invite our younger guests to take a walk on the wild side with our Emirates Fly With Me Animals. Dining onboard We strive to make every journey a destination in itself with fine cuisine prepared by award-winning chefs. You don’t have to wait until you arrive at your chosen resort to start savouring the local delights. On your Emirates flight you will enjoy a selection of fresh, regionally inspired meals paired with a refreshing hot or cold drink ensuring you arrive refreshed and well fed.

We’ve teamed up with Lonely Planet Kids to create packs that inspire older children to explore more of the world. These are filled with educational books, creative crafts and a travel journal designed exclusively for our flights. 5


Welcome to Dubai – The Heart of Our World

Legoland Dubai

The Dubai Fountain

Dubai Aquarium

Dubai

Our home Dubai offers some of the world’s most unique and modern attractions, there’s something new to see each time you visit. From beaches that fringe the warm waters of the Arabian Gulf under year-round sunshine, to architectural marvels that punctuate the skyline, Dubai is irresistibly dynamic.

Dynamic Downtown When it comes to the modern and fantastic, Dubai does not disappoint, something perhaps best demonstrated in Downtown Dubai, one of the region’s most vibrant areas. It was recently crowned with Dubai Opera, offering a world-class line-up of performances in an iconic 2,000-seat theatre. But the anchor of this futuristic district remains Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, which has a staggering 828 metres to its name. From the At The Top viewing area, buildings below seem like mere crumbs and head up to level 122 and you’ll be dining in the clouds at At.mosphere. 6

Other attention-grabbing attractions in Downtown Dubai include the Dubai Fountain, where jets of water shoot up to 150 metres high and seem to dance in time to music illuminated by more than 6,000 lights. Also here is Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping mall.

Family fun It’s not just shops you’ll find inside Dubai Mall. Visit Dubai Aquarium and you’ll be wowed by the 270-degree acrylic walkthrough tunnel, which takes you beneath a tank with 33,000 creatures – a perfect experience for families. Little visitors to Dubai will also find KidZania in the mall, a superb interactive and educational attraction where children play grown-ups for a while – there are more than 80 roles to choose from, including firefighters, radio hosts, jewellery designers and mechanics. Dubai is made for families – including a fantastic new attraction, The Green Planet. Set within the new district of City Walk, this tropical rainforest in the heart of the city boasts 3,000 species of plants, animals and birds in a tree canopy that’s set high above a giant aquarium full of exotic fish.

City Walk

When it comes to actually getting in the water – there are plenty of options too. Aquaventure is one of the most fun places for families, an adrenaline-pumping waterpark set within Atlantis, The Palm. Take the Leap of Faith or zoom through the darkened tunnels of Shark Attack and be catapulted into the Shark Lagoon. Or maybe you will be brave enough to tackle Aquaconda, the world’s largest water slide. But of course, if you just want to relax and watch everyone have fun, there are 700 metres of private beach too. Another brilliant day out is Wild Wadi, set in front of Dubai’s iconic Burj Al Arab hotel. The 30 watery rides and attractions at Wild Wadi range from sedate lazy rivers you can bob along in a rubber ring, to the Jumeirah Sceirah, which has two tandem slides you zip down from a 32-metre high tower. The Dubai Water Canal officially opened in November 2016, extending Dubai Creek from Deira all the way to Jumeirah, through Business Bay. Explore the new extension on foot or by bicycle from Sheikh Zayed Road to Jumeirah Beach; or cruise the entire canal from Festival City or Deira.

We offer an array of holidays to Dubai and the UAE – please ask for a copy of our Dubai and UAE brochure.


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Ski Dubai

Dubai Water Canal

Try something new

Shop, sun, sip, ski

From food to festivals

Big news for Dubai is IMG Worlds of Adventure, which is the largest temperature-controlled indoor themed entertainment destination in the world. It will wow with four epic adventure zones, two of which have been created with global adventure brands Cartoon Network and MARVEL, while IMG Boulevard and Lost Valley–Dinosaur Adventure are original concepts from the IMG Group.

While there may always be something new to experience in Dubai – there are plenty of tried-and-tested attractions too. Take Mall of the Emirates; now 11 years old, it changed the face of shopping in Dubai forever. Billed as the world’s first shopping ‘resort’, it boasts the ever-popular Ski Dubai, Magic Planet for family entertainment, a 14-screen VOX Cinema as well as more than 90 dining options.

If food’s your thing, Dubai’s the place for you, with restaurants reading like a ‘who’s who’ of international chefs, from Nobu Matsuhisa to Vineet Bhatia; Pierre Gagnaire to Yannick Alleno. Or you could check out some street food stalls, eat in a ‘tent room’ in Deira to sample local Emirati cuisine, or try traditional food in a modern setting.

For more entertainment and attractions for all ages, City Walk is one of the best new districts in Dubai. This outdoor lifestyle destination offers a unique mix of innovative retail and upscale gourmet outlets and is a fabulous place just to stroll, soak up the atmosphere, dine, shop – and play, at the new Hub Zero, a state-of-the-art indoor entertainment destination, including thrilling rides and gaming attractions. South of Dubai, another dazzling new attraction is emerging – Dubai Parks and Resorts, the first ever integrated resort destination in the region. It’s the home of LEGOLAND® Dubai, LEGOLAND® Waterpark, Motiongate Dubai and Bollywood Parks, as well as the grand entrance plaza Riverland Dubai and a Polynesian-themed family resort.

Then there’s Jumeirah Beach Residences, that combines casual outdoor living with top-notch shops, restaurants and the beach. Here you will find The Walk at JBR, Dubai’s first outdoor promenade, with a 1.7 kilometres stretch of shops and restaurants. It’s also now home to The Beach, where you can make the most of long sunny days – lounge on a beanbag, do yoga on the lawn, pop the kids into a splash-park, try parasailing, wakeboarding or banana boating – there are even camel rides. You can grab a snack from a food cart or eat in one of many restaurants representing a range of well-known hip restaurants and one-off eateries.

Dubai also offers a non-stop calendar of events to suit all tastes, whether gourmet, design, or sporting. Check out Dubai Comedy Festival, the Emirates Airline Jazz Festival, Dubai Design Week, Downtown Design, Dubai Shopping Festival and Dubai Food Festival, to name just a few. No trip to Dubai would be complete without a desert safari. Hop into a 4x4 and leave the city behind as you go dune ‘bashing’ or camel riding at sunset, before enjoying Bedouinstyle camps with fireside tales and delicious dinners. Whatever you can imagine, Dubai has it.

Combine a holiday to any of our destinations with a stay in Dubai.

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Looking for Inspiration? Where in the world would you like to go next? If you’re having trouble deciding which destination to go to, or what kind of holiday you’d like to have, we’ve pulled together some of our favourites to inspire you. If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, contact us and speak to one of our expert travel consultants to create your perfect holiday.

Highway 1, USA

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Tailor-made touring and self-drive holidays

City shopping breaks

Whether you like being behind the wheel yourself, prefer to travel around with a chauffeur driven car or take the train, we offer a range of holidays which allow you to truly explore your chosen destination. In Europe, Australia, USA and Canada, discovering your destination at your own pace by car or train allows you to stop and explore at your leisure. In Asia and Africa, your driver will guide you through the stunning wilderness and bustling towns and cities.

London, New York, Paris and Milan are the obvious choices for fashionistas to get their retail therapy fix. At Emirates Holidays we have scoured the world and have come across some less obvious destinations, all offering fabulous shopping choices, as well as enough sights, attractions and enjoyable activities to complete your city break. Look for hotels marked with .

Hit the road on the iconic historic Route 66 in the USA from the windy city, Chicago to Los Angeles, via restored towns with traditional ‘drivethru’ diners. Or, drive from New York to Miami and visit Washington DC, taking in the charming southern cities of Charleston and Savannah. If the West Coast is your preference, then the ultimate drive is from Seattle down to Los Angeles, via the Pacific Coast and San Francisco on Highway 1. See p. 156. North Italy and Switzerland provide the perfect backdrop for a scenic road trip. Begin in Milan and meander past mountains and lakes, including the snow-capped Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn, down to stunning Lake Geneva. End your tour at Lake Maggiore, where you can sunbathe, relax or venture out on to the lake. See p. 270.

More widely known for its theme parks, Orlando is also a fabulous destination for shopaholics. We love the bargains at the outlet malls, the high-end fashion at high street prices in the Premium Outlets and the huge choice in the Florida Mall. The theme parks also offer an opportunity to pick up some unique character merchandise. See p.160. For Nordic chic fashion and antiques, Copenhagen, Denmark is perfect. From department stores to high street shopping, the boutiques offer unique and quirky, contemporary pieces that are hard to come by outside the city. See p. 302. Floating markets, night markets, shopping malls and hawker stands; Bangkok has it all. Stay in the Siam Kempinski for immediate access to Siam Paragon Mall or in one of the hotels on or close to Sukhumvit Road for your ultimate shopping experience. See p. 59.

Explore the history and culture of Sri Lanka on our Serendib Explorer tour. Your private driver and guide takes you from the coast, high into the mountains up north to the impressive Sigiriya Rock Fortress and on to Kandy and Nuwara Eliya, where it is pleasantly cool and lush among the tea plantations. Why not add a couple of extra days at the beach or in the Maldives at the end of your tour? See p. 112. Start your tour of Botswana and Zimbabwe at the majestic Victoria Falls. Then head to the exceptional Okavango Delta. Navigate the small canals of the Delta in a small mokoro boat, while searching for wildlife and birds. Stay in a luxurious tented camp, where you really are close to nature. See p. 338. Visit the ‘Kingdom in the Clouds’, Bhutan situated in the Himalayas, which offers a visual and spiritual feast of stunning mountain terrain, ancient Buddhist monasteries and colourful prayer flags lining mountain ridges. From Bhutan, you travel to Nepal, where you explore Kathmandu. See p. 108.

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Cape Town

For African fashion, jewellery and toys, the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town is our favourite as well as Green Market square and Long Street. If you are looking for unusual pieces of art, Woodstock is a short taxi ride away from the city. See p. 346.

A shopping trip to Düsseldorf has to include the elegant and luxury boutiques on the world famous Kongigsallee and Schadowstrasse. Don’t miss the Flingern district, for young upcoming designer stores, or visit one of the flea markets for vintage books and crafts. See p. 224.


Multi-destination holidays With a world of choices, it’s hard to decide on one. So why not book a multi-destination holiday and combine several places, resorts and tours into one amazing holiday, unique to you? With flights on Emirates to over 150 destinations, offering excellent connections, it is easy to enjoy the best of both worlds on your next holiday. Combine your final destination with a holiday in Dubai and discover the new attractions and theme parks the city has to offer. Check out the Emirates Holidays brochure on Dubai and the United Arab Emirates for more details.

Baros Maldives

Romantic getaways Honeymoons, anniversaries and celebrations; spend your very special occasion on holiday. From city celebrations in the Big Apple, remote and secluded island resorts to a once-in-a-lifetime Antarctic Cruise, we’ll ensure your romantic celebration is special, memorable and exactly what you hoped for. The Maldives, Mauritius and The Seychelles (from p. 14) are long time favourites. The private island resorts of the Maldives offer overwater villas, private dining, sunset cruises and spa treatments for two, as well as snorkelling and diving on the house reefs. We recommend the resorts of Baros, Anantara Veli and Milaidhoo. If you prefer a larger island idyll with opportunity to explore the local area, Mauritius offers plenty of activities for a day away from the beach. Look for the Oberoi Mauritius or LUX* Grand Gaube. The relaxing Seychelles, with its picture perfect beaches and granite rocks, offers island hopping around the archipelago, exploring protected marine and nature reserves and deep-sea fishing. Head to Raffles Praslin or Hilton Northolme. Fly down to Sydney, Australia and discover this beautiful city by the sea. Drive or fly to the Blue Mountains and spend a few nights in One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort where you can go horse riding and reconnect with nature. End your holiday with a stay in the One&Only Hayman Island in the Great Barrier Reef, the closest of the Whitsunday Islands to Heart Reef. See p. 143 and 150.

For shopping, culture and delicious food, Italy and the USA are the perfect combination. In Italy, travel by train or rent a car and discovery Tuscany, Umbria or Rome and Sorrento. From Milan fly to New York on Emirates and roam the busy streets of Manhattan or Brooklyn, visit one of the many museums and attend a Broadway show. Venture out to Washington DC or Boston and fly back on Emirates. See p. 278 for Italy and p. 190 for USA. Travel to Phuket on the direct Emirates flight from Dubai and enjoy New York some of the best beaches Thailand has to offer. Laguna, Kamala and Karon are the well-known beaches of Phuket and there’s also the nearby Khao Lak and Krabi. Then head up to Bangkok to explore the shopping malls, markets and street cafés. Stay at Sukhumvit or on the banks of the Chao Praya River to be within walking distance to all major attractions. See p. 56.

Train Journey, Austria

Budapest can be the beginning of your central European holiday. Situated on both banks of the Danube River, Buda and Pest have tons of attractions and cultural heritage sites to see. Take the train to Vienna and savour the local delicacies, visit the Spanish Riding School and go to the Opera. Another train ride takes you to Prague, with its many bridges over the Vltava River, ancient castles and trendy cafes and restaurants. P. 248.

The capital of Europe, Brussels, is a train ride away from Paris, Amsterdam, London and other European cities. Combine up to 28 European cities with the European rail pass, your all in one train ticket around the continent. You can begin in any of the European cities and end in any other one and in between see as many other cities as you like. Details on European holidays from p. 206; contact us for details on the rail pass options.

The Bay Hotel, Camps Bay South Africa

Seek out the Big Five in Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge Private Game Reserve in South Africa. The lodge is your luxurious home away from home and between the game drives and delicious meals you can enjoy the spa or the pool. A short flight away, Cape Town has it all, from Cape Point and Table Mountain to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and nearby Hermanus where you can spot whales between July and November. For a stay in the city, the Cape Grace or One&Only Cape Town is your destination; for great views of Table Mountain, the Bay hotel in Camps Bay is your romantic retreat near Cape Town. See p. 346. Travel to Kerala in south India and discover its hill stations and meandering back waters. Visit the hill station of Munnar with its rolling hills and tea plantations, stay on a houseboat, and visit the wildlife sanctuary of Periyar. A relaxing and indulgent Ayurveda treatment in your resort makes your holiday in India complete. See p. 100 and 107.

Phi Phi, Thailand

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Family holidays A family holiday is all about spending quality time together. Our selection of hand-picked holidays and resorts offer something for all ages, from baby crèches for little ones, kids’ clubs and adventurous day trips to keep teenagers happy. With all the activities on offer, while the children are busy, enjoy some quality me-time, relaxing in luxurious surroundings. LUX* Belle Mare in Mauritius is a superb family resort. With an active and entertaining all-day schedule of activities at the kids’ club and a customised club for teens, this resort guarantees an excellent family holiday. Coupled with a beautiful white sand beach, with complimentary water activities, movie nights under the stars, a fabulous spa and an optional upgrade to an all-inclusive holiday, families of all ages will love this resort. See p. 35.

Atmosphere Kanifushi

Get away from it all LUX* Belle Mare, Mauritius

Jumeirah Vittavelli in the Maldives is just 20 minutes by speedboat from Malé International Airport but still gives you the Robinson Crusoe feeling. The resort is home to an abundant house-reef with great snorkelling opportunities. Jumeirah is known for its excellent kids’ clubs and Jumeirah Vittavelli is no exception with a kids’ pool, football and beach volleyball pitches, kids’ amenities and water sport equipment for all ages. See p. 20. Jordan is ideal for a short family break and the rose red city of Petra and the Dead Sea are the two main highlights. Petra is a must-see, and from the Treasury to Al Deir – the Monastery – the monuments in the city are carved out of the rocks and mountains of Wadi Moussa. Children adore exploring the mystical city. Finish your holiday with a float in the Dead Sea. See p. 325. The Sunshine State of Florida ticks many family holiday boxes. It boasts a huge variety of attractions including some of the best theme parks in the world, white sandy beaches, great outlet shopping and enough to keep your children entertained, all within close proximity to each other. From counting the bridges down to Key West, alligator spotting in the Everglades and sharing lunch with an astronaut at the Kennedy Space Center, memories to last a lifetime are made in Florida. See p. 162. The hills are alive, with the Sound of Music in Salzburg, Austria, the stunning setting of the famous movie and the birth place of Mozart. Just an hour away from Munich or three hours away from Vienna, your children will love Hellbrun Palace and Trick Fountains. The nearby mountain resorts of Zell am See and Kitzbuhel offer beautiful nature walks and lake tours. See p. 239.

Life can often become busy, stressful and hectic and sometimes all you need is to escape with your loved one for some downtime, somewhere tranquil and isolated, away from the rigours of everyday life. We’ve hand-picked our favourite secluded resorts to check-in and then check-out from the rest of the world. Arrive by seaplane to the stunning island of Atmosphere Kanifushi, Maldives. Here, life takes on a relaxing and slow rhythm, bicycles are used to get around, each villa has its own direct beach access and you don’t even have to worry about paying bills as it’s an all-inclusive resort. Sit back, relax and watch the sun rise and set. See p. 19. Set amid the rice fields, Alila Ubud, Bali, Indonesia is a secluded hillside retreat 15 minutes from Ubud. The resort blends contemporary design Alila Ubud and traditional Balinese architecture and makes you feel rested and at peace the minute you arrive. With its quiet location surrounded by lush greenery and nature, it feels far removed from the hustle and bustle of city life. See p. 96. Deep in the bushveld overlooking a waterhole, a short flight from Johannesburg, South Africa, is Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge. A luxurious safari lodge set in the Kruger National Park. You’ll be surrounded by animals in their natural habitat, your expert guide and trackers provide expert knowledge and insight on the local flora and fauna. See p. 343. A tropical paradise, unspoilt and beautiful, nestled between the dramatic backdrop of mountains, Beach Villa, Four Seasons Langkawi surrounded by crystal clear waters and lush green jungles; Langkawi Island is truly an epitome of serenity. The Four Seasons Resort Langkawi Island, Malaysia will provide you with the ultimate seclusion and privacy. We recomend staying in a Beach Villa to truly escape. From the 1.8 kilometre long pristine beach to the endless land and water activities, to fine dining, a stay here offers an idyllic getaway.

Petra, Jordan

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Winter wonderlands Clean crystal air, dramatic snow-capped peaks jutting out from valleys scattered with little villages, a pinch in the air; there’s nothing quite like an alpine winter holiday. Toboggan, skate, snow mobile, ski and snow-shoe in wonderful mountain surroundings, enjoy the lively après ski, or relax and get cozy in front of a roaring log fire. Select from our hand-picked snow sprinkled breaks. Just an hour from the mountains, where you can spend your days skiing, snow shoeing or sledging is Beirut, a vibrant and buzzing city, where the nightlife is varied and lively. Famous for its cuisine and hospitality, Beirut makes for an easy and convenient winter break. See p. 328.

Shamu Express - SeaWorld Orlando

Thrills and spills – theme park holidays Do you have a head for heights, a need for speed, or just love hanging upside down? Today’s choice of theme parks don’t just cater to children, there’s plenty at our selection of theme parks to keep adults thrilled and enthralled as well.

Aurora Borealis, Sweden

Orlando in central Florida, USA is known as the theme park capital of the world. Every theme park has thrilling rides, one more daring than the other and you can easily spend several days going from thrill to thrill between the Disney theme parks, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, LegoLand and nearby Kennedy Space Centre. See p. 164. Singapore’s Sentosa Island offers different movie-themed rides at Universal Studios, a thrilling MegaZip Supertrees, Adventure Park and Tiger Sky Tower. Gardens By The Bay For something more low-key, walk amonst the Super Trees at Gardens By the Bay which are particularly spectacular after dark. See p. 87.

One hour away from Brisbane, the Gold Coast is the perfect summer destination. A fabulous coastline, great restaurants and cafés, plus the thrilling rides and slides at Dreamworld, Warner Bros., Movie World, Sea World and Wet’n Wild Theme Parks all await those looking for an adventurous holiday. See p. 144.

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Feel the magic like never before from 26th March 2017, as Disneyland® Paris turns spectacularly sparkly to celebrate its 25th Anniversary – a once in a lifetime experience that’ll leave you starry-eyed and beaming for years to come. An unmissable family destination close to the city. More details see p. 256.

Switzerland spoils you for choice when it comes to winter holiday options. There’s Zermatt at the foot of the Matterhorn, Interlaken and nearby Grindelwald or St. Moritz, all covered under pristine white snow during the winter season. Whether you like skiing or walking and hiking, there is something for everyone. And if you are lucky, the lakes are frozen allowing you to ice skate. See p. 231. Head way up north in Scandinavia, for the unique and truly enthralling Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. In north Sweden you find Arctic plains, forests, mountains and glaciers. You can stay in the annually rebuilt ICEHOTEL and head out with a sledge and huskies in the Arctic Wilderness. See p. 304. Winter in Austria is all about cozy ambiance in small villages, evening or night skiing and plenty of creamy hot chocolate. Austria changes face from summer to winter and the whole country is geared up for snow and winter sports. Lakes become ice rinks, mountains become ski slopes, the fields and plains tracks for romantic horse sled tours. See p. 239. Festive markets that run throughout central Europe during the winter months offer an excellent excuse to spend a few days in an attractive city and soak up the festive atmosphere while picking up unique and special gifts for your friends and family. Whether you choose to go to Munich, Vienna, Salzburg, Brussels or Prague, these markets are where the festive season comes alive in grand tradition. See p. 206.

Disneyland® Paris

Kaprun, Austria

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Cruises

Bay of Santorini, Greece – Eastern Mediterranean Cruise

Cruise holidays are a wonderful way to see the world – imagine exploring the oceans in the luxury of a magnificent cruise ship and waking up to a brand new destination each day. There are few places in the world that can’t be explored on a cruise, whether you’re setting out for the vastness of the ocean or hopping along the coast. A tailor-made cruise and stay holiday will give you more opportunity to explore a destination before embarking on your cruise. The awe-inspiring sight of a glacier shimmering in the sun, the shiver you feel as you look out on Roman ruins that have stood for millennia, and the buzz of a busy market in Southeast Asia – there’s so much to discover. We think that one of the best ways to take in as much as possible is by the leisurely pace of travel that cruising offers, not to mention the incredible facilities, exhilarating entertainment and fine dining on board.

We are delighted to showcase a fantastic array of hand-picked cruises in some of the world’s most beautiful locations. In order to make the most of your cruise, it is important to experience it in the correct season as suggested: • Mediterranean Voyages Peak Season: Late June to early September Shoulder Season: May to early June and late September to October • Northern Europe Peak Season: Late June to early August Shoulder Season: May to early June and late August to September • Caribbean Islands Peak Season: Late March to July Shoulder Season: December to mid March • Asia Peak Season: January to mid March Shoulder Season: Late March to May and November to December • Alaska Peak Season: June to August Shoulder Season: May and September

Embark on an unforgettable voyage with your favourite Arabic Stars on-board the spectacular Royal Caribbean International® ship, Freedom of the Seas®. Ask us for details of this themed voyage, and our great value pre and post cruise nights packages in Barcelona and shore excursions.

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FlowRider, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

Contact us for expedition cruises to Antarctic or to Arctic regions.

Our Cruise Partners There’s a cruise line perfect for everyone, and with such an amazing array of cruise partners we can offer cruise holidays to suit every type of traveller – from first time cruisers to seasoned passengers, family groups or couples searching for a romantic break with a twist. Wherever you want to go, and whatever your style of travelling, our knowledgeable travel consultants can help find the perfect cruise to suit your needs.


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Harmony of the SeasSM

Silversea All-Inclusive Ultra Luxury Cruise

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8 days/7 nights departing 16 October 2017 from Monte Carlo

What’s included: • Economy Class return airfare to Nice and back from Barcelona • Seven nights cruise on All Inclusive basis on board the Silver Spirit • Port charges, all applicable taxes, gratuities and fuel surcharge Avail complimentary helicopter transfer from Nice Airport to Monte Carlo heliport with a two night pre-cruise stay in Monte Carlo.

This cruise takes you to iconic cities and smaller Mediterranean gems that can only be reached with a smaller cruise ship. During a Silversea cruise, you will experience a personal service and a carefree holiday. A Silversea cruise stands for ultimate luxury ships from only 132 to 540 guests, all oceanview suites; with more than 85% of them have private verandas, butler service for every suite, a choice of open-seating and specialty restaurants, extraordinary service ratio of nearly one-to-one, complimentary beverages served throughout the ship, in-suite lounge stocked with your preferred beverages, cuisine by Relais & Châteaux, exclusive culinary partnership with Slow Food, in-suite dining and 24-hour room service. Destinations Monte Carlo; Saint Tropez, Marseille and Sete in France and Alcudia, Valencia and Barcelona in Spain.

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Royal Caribbean International® Western Caribbean Cruise

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What’s included: • Economy Class return airfare to Fort Lauderdale • Seven nights cruise on full board basis on board the Harmony of the SeasSM • Port charges, all applicable taxes and fuel surcharge The sun-drenched beaches, palm trees and coral reefs of Cozumel, the magnificent ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum or the 19th century Georgian architecture in the Historic district of Falmouth in Jamaica are just a few of the many stunning attractions to sample during this extra ordinary cruise journey. Enjoy life on board the Harmony of the SeasSM - the newest addition to Royal Caribbean’s award-winning Oasis Class fleet. Take the plunge 10 stories into the tallest slide at sea, Ultimate Abyss, as well as the exhilarating multilevel Perfect Storm slides. Let the kids explore Splashaway Bay or find your own haven in any of the other seven iconic on board neighborhoods. Destinations Fort Lauderdale in Florida; Labadee in Haiti; Falmouth in Jamaica; Cozumel in Mexico and returning to Fort Lauderdale in Florida.

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8 days/7 nights with departures on 3, 17 and 31 March; 14 and 28 April and more dates from Fort Lauderdale, USA

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

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8 days/7 nights with departures on 23 April, 21 May, 4 and 18 June, 2 and 30 July, 27 August, 10 and 24 September, 8 October from Venice, Italy What’s included: • Economy Class return airfare to Venice • Seven nights cruise on full board basis on board the Norwegian Star • Port charges, all applicable taxes and fuel surcharge

Spend a week away on-board the beautiful Norwegian star, cruising the tranquil waters of the Adriatic. See sights such as the charming canals in Venice, the stunning walled city of Dubrovnik, whitewashed villages clinging to the sides of the sea cliffs at the volcanic island of Santorini. And whilst you cruise from destination to destination, enjoy the services on board of your world-class cruise liner. Unique to Norwegian Cruise is freestyle cruising; choose from a variety of complimentary dining options, where you can dine whenever you wish, then the experience continues with a wide range of entertainment and accommodation options. Destinations Venice in Italy; Dubrovnik in Croatia; Athens and Santorini in Greece; Ravenna in Italy and returning to Venice in Italy.

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Indian Ocean

Enjoy some ‘me time’

Indian Ocean bucket list A visit to any one of the islands floating on the azure waters of the Indian Ocean is bound to quench your thirst for a little peace and quiet. But these island jewels hold so much more than a hotel on a beach and a couple of watersports. Whether you’re looking for giant coconuts or giant tortoises; velvet jungle, powder white beaches, traditional cuisine or getting closer to the wildlife, there’s something to suit every taste and budget.

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Enjoy some ‘me time’ in a resort in Mauritius

Relax and enjoy some ‘me time’ at a fabulous resort in Mauritius. Known for their extremely high levels of luxury and service, Mauritian resorts also offer an unparalleled range of activities in their kids’ clubs for both kids and teens, giving you time to head to the spa, play golf – or just simply be. Bliss.

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Bask in the waters of a private island

Kick off your shoes, grab a book and prepare yourself for the ultimate tropical island getaway, complete with crystal clear waters, a slow pace of life and serene privacy. Both the Seychelles and the Maldives boast superb private islands where you can dive, kayak and snorkel to your heart’s content.

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Dine on a private sandbank in the Maldives

If a spot of picture perfect privacy is what you’re after then look no further than the Maldives. Here you can enjoy a five course candle-lit dinner, like that on Baros Maldives where a secluded beach spot is set up for your dining experience, complete with a clear starry sky, cool sea breeze, crashing waves and a butler service. PAGE 29

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Indulge in a Robinson Crusoe experience in the Seychelles

As well as being home to giant tortoises and flying foxes, the Seychelles is known for its island of Praslin, which is home to Vallée de Mai, nicknamed ‘The Garden of Eden’. This is an idyllic sanctuary for unique flora and fauna, including the wild Coco de Mer which is the world’s largest coconut – weighing up to 20 kilogrammes! PAGE 53


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Try a traditional Mauritian delicacy

A well-loved Mauritian tradition is the table d’hote, a hearty meal of Creole delicacies such as honey glazed lamb or spicy wild boar curry. These dishes are often served with a soulful side of Séga, a lively music style brought to the island by African slaves centuries ago. So why not put on your dancing shoes and after a delicious Mauritian meal, frolic the night away. PAGE 33

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Catamaran cruise in Mauritius

Board a catamaran and set sail to the islands. Anchor in a calm and secluded bay or crystal clear lagoon for a swim or snorkel. Look out for the sea birds nesting on unspoilt sands and the 2,000 species of fish that nibble at the colourful coral gardens below.

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Snorkelling with whale sharks in the Seychelles

For those who fancy a change from the slow motion ambience of Mahé’s beaches, a swim with whale sharks may be for you. Here, these placid beasts are well protected and sightings are most frequent between August and November. Well, it’s not every day you can say you went for a swim with the ocean’s largest fish. PAGE 47

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Bike on La Digue island in the Seychelles

Hire a bike and cycle your way around La Digue, one of the most idyllic beaches in the world. With its unique pink powdered sand and towering granite boulders it makes for the perfect backdrop to laze away the day.

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Hike Le Morne in Mauritius

Le Morne is one of the most iconic hikes on the island of Mauritius, with breathtaking views of the entire island. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of its function as a refuge for freed slaves in the 19th and 20th century. Take a walk through history and an insight into Creole culture, with a hike to Le Morne. PAGE 33

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Dive with manta rays in the Maldives

The Maldives is not only known for its palm fringed silky sand beaches, but for the thrill of seeing giant manta rays floating over colourful coral reefs. You can dive with these unusual creatures and it definitely makes for a blissfully interesting afternoon.

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Welcome to the Maldives

The Maldives

Raa Atoll

Few places on the planet are more photogenic than the Maldives, a scattering of 1,200 Indian Ocean islands. This is a paradise for divers, surfers and sailors and each of its stunning resorts is set on its own private island, offering everything from underwater spas to open-air cinemas and sunken cellars to treetop restaurants.

At a glance

Resort transfers

Emirates gateway: Malé Ibrahim Nasir International Airport

These are mandatory in the Maldives and will be via speedboat for resorts closer to Malé or via seaplane or domestic flight for those that are further away.

Time zone: GMT +5 hours Currency: Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR), which is a non-convertible currency, so you will not be able to exchange it outside the country. There are banks in the capital, Malé, and no ATMs at resorts, but credit cards and dollars will be widely accepted. Languages: Dhivehi, but English is widely spoken in resorts.

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• Relax on an idyllic sunset cruise on a dhoni – traditional wooden boats where the captain deftly steers the rudder with his foot. • Swim with whale sharks – the gentle giants of the ocean – in South Ari Atoll. • Plant coral on the reef, a special experience that helps to highlight the plight of this essential but fragile part of the marine world.

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With each luxury resort set on its own private island, the Maldives is an otherworldly retreat from the buzz of daily life. • Marvel at the atolls of the Maldives as you fly over them in a little seaplane.

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When to visit The best weather is December to February, with low humidity, blue skies and only occasional rain. Temperatures peak in March and April and prices tend to come down, with the lowest season being May-November (except August for school holidays) when there is a higher chance of rain and storms.

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Cheval Blanc Randheli ★★★★★ This sophisticated retreat is a lush exotic haven located in a secluded lagoon and bathed by the turquoise waters of the Noonu Atoll. It can be reached in 40 minutes by the bespoke Cheval Blanc luxury seaplane offering superior facilities and a wealth of dedicated services. The resort offers a truly personalised service to create ideal activities, treasured experiences and tailored surprises for all. A private majordome butler, diving and snorkelling, moon-lit yoga, Guerlain treatments at the Cheval Blanc Spa Island and sunset cruises are some of the exquisite offerings. Dining at Cheval Blanc is also an art from relaxed al-fresco to fine dining; including the signature restaurant Le 1947 with an exceptional nine-course culinary experience. All villas at the resort are a retreat on their own, with lush jungle on one side and endless ocean on the other. The four-bedroom Owner’s Villa is Randheli’s most opulent residence. Nestled on its own private island, this villa is the epitome of exclusive privacy.

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45 loft style villas, five restaurants and three lounges, 24-hour in-villa service, concept stores, beauty salon, doctor on call, butler service, complimentary kids’ club for four to 12-year olds and complimentary teens’ club, daily kids’ and teens’ activities, babysitting, scuba diving, water-skiing, windsurfing, deep sea fishing, outdoor pools including a kids’ pool, fitness centre, boot camp, golf simulator, spa, tennis courts. Water Villa: These elegant loft style villas have three distinct and private areas: a light-filled living room with an outdoor infinity edge pool, a sumptuous bedroom and a generous in and outdoor bathroom. Air-conditioning, TV, DVD, iPod docking station, Wi-Fi, minibar and gourmet coffee station. Upgrade your stay to a Garden Water Villa which are perched right over the lagoon whilst opening onto a lush private garden.

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One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives ★★★★★ This superb all-villa resort offers an unrivalled level of style, choice and personalised service. Set on one of the largest Maldivian islands in the North Malé Atoll and accessible by luxury yacht, the island has endless white sand coves and the largest lagoon of the atoll.

The spa at the resort is a blissful sanctuary inspired by nature with individual treatment villas, all with magnificent sea views. It offers Ayurvedic and authentic therapies, all tailored to restore a natural state of harmony.

The villa accommodation ranges from one to three-bedrooms and are discreetly positioned amidst beautiful landscaping, each with a sheltered sandy shore or private deck over the crystal lagoon. The villas have exquisitely designed indoor and outdoor living areas and some feature a private pool.

128 villas and residences, six restaurants, five lounges, 24-hour in-villa dining, boutiques, hairdresser, beauty salon, doctor on call, complimentary kids’ club, complimentary teens’ club, daily kids’ and teens’ activities, babysitting, diving centre, water-skiing, windsurfing, rock climbing, golf simulator, outdoor pools and kids’ pool, fitness centre, spa, yoga pavilion, crystal steam rooms, sauna, watsu pool, floodlit tennis courts and resort bicycles.

At Reethi Rah, island chic is the keynote for evenings, and innovative and fresh cuisine is prepared with passion and flair. Young guests have a dedicated hang out at the kids’ club – KidsOnly and teens’ club – OneTribe. Daily programmes provide them with exciting activities and experiences that allow for their own personal discovery and enjoyment.

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Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives ★★★★★ This all-inclusive resort, located on Kanifushi Island on the Lhaviyani Atoll, is just 30 minutes from the airport by seaplane. The Platinum Plus offer includes dining options at buffet, fine-dining and theme nights, premium beverages, activities, excursions, sunset fishing, snorkelling and non-motorised watersports at one all-inclusive rate during your stay. Stay in a Maldivian style, detached villa with an open air veranda and with direct access to the beach and the water’s edge. Relax on a sun lounger in your private garden area or at the main swimming pool while listening to chilled DJ tunes. Enjoy an international buffet and live cooking stations at The Spice or Asian fusion and the Teppanyaki Grill at Sunset. Enjoy a vegetarian dinner at Just Veg, a first in the Maldives.

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All-inclusive stay guests can enjoy a selection of things to do; including an excursion (sunset cruise, an island picnic or a visit to a neighbouring island), kids’ club access, a sunset fishing trip and two snorkelling trips per day. The Akiri Spa offers a range of treatments and houses a hair and beauty salon. Located on the east side of the island, it is surrounded by lush vegetation in a tranquil environment. 150 villas, three restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour in-villa dining, boutiques, doctor on call, kids’ club for four to 11-year olds, kids’ activities, babysitting, scuba diving, water-skiing, windsurfing, deep sea fishing, outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa and tennis court. Sunset Beach Villa: Nestled along the long stretch of beach each individual villa has direct beach access, just a few metres in front of their large open air veranda.

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Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, Maldives ★★★★★ Nestled at the south end of the Maldives in the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, this luxurious sanctuary is surrounded by the exotic beauty of the Indian Ocean with its pristine white sandy beaches and thriving coral reef. The island can be reached by a short domestic flight. Stretched across two islands, this enchanting hideaway offers everything you need to get away from it all. The opulent accommodation consists of stand-alone units offering spectacular views and located either on the island or over-water. Each revive or sanctuary features a private pool, the

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services of a butler and private chef upon request. Dining is an experience at Jumeirah Dhevanafushi with every dining venue offering something unique and exquisite with fresh produce prepared to delight and enrich. Suspended above water, the prestigious Talise Spa is located on the main island and offers a holistic approach to wellbeing with signature treatments delivered by an expert spa therapist. 37 revives and sanctuaries, three restaurants, lounge, 24-hour in-villa dining, butler service, boutiques, babysitting, scuba diving, watersports, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa and massage treatments.

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Jumeirah Vittaveli, Maldives ★★★★★ Experience tranquillity in the purest sense of the word, on an island surrounded by aqua-blue ocean and gleaming white beaches. This refined resort is located in the South Malé Atoll and is reachable from Malé International Airport by a 20-minute luxuy catamaran ride. Jumeirah Vittaveli offers stylish villas and suites, each with its own private pool and direct access to the beach or lagoon. The private and spacious villas are available with one or two-bedrooms making them the ideal accommodation for both families and couples.

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The resort provides extensive leisure facilities including a five star PADI dive centre as well as one of the largest kids’ clubs in the Maldives. The resort is home to the renowned Talise Spa, a sanctuary within this tropical island. The spa is surrounded by lush, natural gardens and offers Asian inspired treatments using organic or natural products. Daily yoga and fitness classes as well as personalised wellness programmes are available. 90 villas, suites and residence, four restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour in-villa dining, boutiques, doctor on call, kids’ club, kids’ activities, babysitting, scuba diving, watersports, outdoor and kids’ pools, fitness centre, spa, massage treatments, steam room, sauna and bicycles.


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Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa, Maldives ★★★★★ Situated in the South Malé Atoll, the resort is a 35-minute ride by speedboat from Malé International Airport. Spacious villas with private plunge pools are set in a tropical lagoon in this tranquil Maldivian paradise. Anantara Veli, the sister resort, is accessible by boat just moments away and guests may use the facilities of both resorts interchangeably. Dine in an over-water teak house at Baan Huraa, serving Thai cuisine; sit on the terrace at Terrazzo and sample the finest Italian cuisine and

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beverages, or head to Sea.Fire.Salt for flame grilled seafood and meat, with a selection from around the world. Relax and unwind at Anantara Spa where holistic therapies are available in nine over-water spa suites. Book a multiday package for complete relaxation and make the most of the blissful therapies available. 110 villas and suites, three restaurants, lounge, 24-hour in-villa dining, boutiques, doctor on call, complimentary kids’ club for three to 12-year olds, kids’ activities, babysitting, scuba diving, watersports, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, massage treatments and tennis courts.

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Anantara Veli Resort & Spa, Maldives ★★★★★ Located in the South Malé Atoll, Anantara Veli is 150 metres across the lagoon to its sister resort, Anantara Dhigu and guests may use the facilities of both resorts interchangeably. It is a 35-minute ride by speedboat from Malé International Airport. Over-water bungalows with private plunge pools offer tranquillity for couples in this palm-fringed setting. Watch the sunset at Dhoni, serving light snacks and beverages. Dine at Origami, serving Japanese dishes and dazzling Teppanyaki cooking stations in a relaxed and casual

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atmosphere. Savour international cuisine on the beach at 73 Degrees, or opt for Dining by Design, for private dining options at the resort. The dining venues at Anantara Dhigu are also just moments away by boat. Relax at the infinity swimming pool or enjoy a wide selection of watersports from sailing to surfing and scuba diving to deep-sea fishing. Take a private dhoni (traditional Maldivian boat) excursion with your loved one. The resort specialises in eco-adventures such as snorkelling with the resort’s resident marine biologist and informative cruises. 67 bungalows, three restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour in-villa dining, boutiques, doctor on call, scuba diving, watersports, fitness centre, spa and sauna.

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Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru ★★★★★ Located in the Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, to the northwest, the resort is a 40-minute flight by seaplane from Malé. Here, five-star luxury blends with a sense of real discovery. All of the luxury bungalows and villas feature a private pool. The resort is ideally located for snorkelling, scuba diving and marine-conservation activities, with manta rays and whale sharks passing by at certain times of the year. The resort offers delectable cuisine from around the world served in atmospheric settings and the spa and Ayurvedic retreat focuses on

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natural healing with medically accredited treatments. Younger ones can join in the fun at the Marine Discovery Centre; try a kids dive course or choose from a range of organised activities. Young adults can choose from a range of watersports, activities, team sports and games. 103 bungalows and villas, four restaurants, five lounges, 24-hour in-villa dining, boutiques, beauty salon, doctor on call, kids’ club for four to 12-year olds, teens’ club, kids’ and teens’ activities, babysitting, scuba diving, watersports, outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, steam rooms, sauna and floodlit tennis courts.

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Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa ★★★★★ Located on the North Malé Atoll, this exclusive five star resort is just 30 minutes from the airport by speedboat. Kuda Huraa has an easy, rustic vibe and is known for its all-natural spa, located on its own island; and an acclaimed surf school with world class breaks – home to the annual Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Trophy. Magnificent settings and inspired menus serve cuisine from Italy, Asia and India. Delicious Italian dishes are served on the wooden deck overlooking the ocean at Reef Club while Kandu Grill serves freshly

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grilled seafood and meat. Private ocean-view dining can be arranged close to the pool deck in secluded areas. For the adventurous, take a seaplane surf safari, opt for an islandhopping excursion by seaplane or take a Baraabaru cooking class. Learn to surf in this ideal location, go diving and look for manta rays, enjoy a range of watersports or simply relax at one of the swimming pools – the choice is yours. 96 bungalows and villas, three restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour in-villa dining, boutiques, beauty salon, kids’ club, kids’ activities, babysitting, scuba diving, watersports, outdoor pool and kids’ pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna, games room and tennis court.


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Kurumba Maldives ★★★★★ Kurumba is the Maldives’ very first resort. Located in the North Malé Atoll, this lovely resort is just a 10-minute luxury speedboat ride from Malé International Airport. A cosmopolitan Maldivian island ideal for those seeking relaxation, white sandy beaches, a crystal clear lagoon and a lively house reef combined with never ending choices of fun activities and social events. Embrace the island life with a great variety of sporting facilities, daily activities and enjoy the warmth of Maldivian hospitality with a dining wonderland where you get to choose a delicious array of cuisines and lively nightly entertainment to celebrate your evenings. For those seeking relaxation visit Veli Spa, inspired by the solace of the islands and the balance of the oceans, while incorporating traditional Maldivian therapies. Kurumba offers a wide range of accommodation from Pool Villas to rooms and bungalows, all linked to the many dining venues and entertainment areas with a meandering pathway within lush tropical

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gardens. The accommodation is tastefully decorated with the island colours; the Deluxe Bungalows feature an open plan bathroom-garden with a free-standing bath and an outdoor shower. 180 rooms and villas, eight restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour room service, boutique, doctor on call, kids’ club for four to 11-year olds, kids’ activities, babysitting, two outdoor and two kids’ pools, fitness centre, spa, massage treatments, tennis courts, watersports centre and diving centre. Superior Room: Conveniently located and good value accommodation with downstairs terrace or upstairs balcony and an open-plan bathroom. Upgrade your stay to a Beachfront Deluxe Bungalow and wake up every morning just a few steps away from the calm waters of the Indian Ocean.

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Amilla Fushi Maldives Luxury Resort ★★★★★ Located in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll, Amilla Fushi offers a choice of island homes that hover over crystal clear waters, nestled amongst lush tree tops or hug the shores of pristine white sand. Reach this exclusive island destination by seaplane in just 30 minutes from Malé International Airport. The homes range from one to eight bedrooms, all are private oasis which will create an unspoiled Maldivian experience, lavishly decorated with modern amenities and spacious fresh water pool plus indoor and

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outdoor sitting areas. The larger residences will have a fully-equipped kitchen and chefs on request. Dining on the island can be enjoyed in the privacy of your home or at one of the many dining venues, ranging from relaxed to sophisticated, over-water dining with breathtaking ocean views and stunning rooftop Sunset Bar for pre or post dinner cocktails. 67 houses and residences, three restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour invilla dining, boutiques, doctor on call, kids’ club for four to 11-year olds, kids’ activities, babysitting, scuba diving, water-skiing, windsurfing, deep sea fishing, outdoor pools including a kids’ pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna, steam room, tennis courts.

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Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives ★★★★★ Retreat to this haven of tranquillity on Villingili Island, a 70-minute domestic flight from Malé International Airport. The island is noted for its lush vegetation with banyan and coconut trees in abundance, as well as a coral reef teeming with life. Villas are spacious, and come in a variety of options; from tranquil pool villas, spacious one and two-bedroom beach villas and ocean villas built on stilts over the lagoon, to tree house villas with breathtaking views.

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Spend your days relaxing on the beach on a sun lounger or practising your swing on the nine-hole Villingili golf course. Take a bicycle tour to the neighbouring islands, connected by road, or visit the eco centre for activities in conservation. Watersports are in abundance with scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing, and cruising to mention a few. For the epitome of relaxation, head to the Chi Spa, located in its own spa village. 132 villas, three restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour in-villa dining, boutiques, doctor on call, kids’ club for four to 11-year olds, kids’ activities, babysitting, outdoor and kids’ pools, fitness centre, spa, massage treatments, tennis courts, nine-hole golf course, watersports centre and diving centre.


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Temptation Pool Water Villa

LUX* South Ari Atoll ★★★★★ Located just 25 minutes from Malé by seaplane transfer in the South of the Ari Atoll, this recently renovated luxury resort offers chic island living with four kilometres of beach and stylish water villas. With everything from cinema screenings on the beach to pop-up musical performances, your stay at this luxury resort will be a pleasant surprise. The resort offers a vast array of exciting watersports including flyboarding and hoverboarding. Add to the mix a huge choice of land based activities.

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Every villa and suite is modern, light, breezy and ever so spacious, decorated with splashes of bright island colour and sweeping views over the sparkling lagoon and beach. 193 villas and suites, seven restaurants, five lounges, 24-hour in-villa dining, boutique, beauty salon, doctor on call, complimentary kids’ club for three to 12-year olds, complimentary teens’ club, kids’ and teens’ activities, babysitting, scuba diving, watersports, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna, steam room, massage treatments and tennis courts.

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Anantara Kihavah Villas, Maldives ★★★★★ Overwater villas and underwater dining are just a few of the luxuries that make up Anantara Kihavah Villas Maldives, a resort that offers the ultimate in privacy and tranquillity. Located in the Baa Atoll, the resort is a 35-minute seaplane flight from Malé Airport. The villas feature a private pool and are poised over turquoise waters or stretch on a white powdery beach with great sea views. The resort’s two and three-bedroom residences are palatial sanctuaries with stateof-the-art facilities.

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The island offers an array of gastronomic experiences, whether on the beach, in the privacy of your villa or underwater in the award-winning Sea Restaurant, with the world’s first underwater cellar. 79 villas and residences, five restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour in-villa dining, boutiques, beauty salon, doctor on call, complimentary kids’ club for three to 11-year olds, kids’ activities, babysitting, scuba diving, watersports, outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, tennis court, volleyball, badminton, chess, billiards and resort bicycles.

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Conrad Maldives Rangali Island ★★★★★ The Conrad Maldives Rangali is a stunning romantic island resort offering sophisticated luxury, surrounded by magnificent natural beauty. This tropical paradise is located in the southern area of the Ari Atoll and can be reached by a 30-minute scenic seaplane or domestic flight from Malé International Airport. The resort occupies two islands, the main Rangalifinolhu Island houses all of the resort’s beach villas. Smaller Rangali Island is home to luxurious water villas. The Spa Retreat features Retreat Water Villas

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which have their own private spa treatment room. The innovative choice of restaurants is a true gourmet’s delight including unique and individual venues, like the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, an aquarium-style underwater restaurant. 150 villas and suites, eight restaurants, four lounges, 24-hour invilla dining, hairdresser, beauty salon, boutiques, doctor on call, complimentary kids’ club for three to 12-year olds, kids’ activities, babysitting, scuba diving, watersports, outdoor and kids’ pools, fitness centre, spa, massage treatments and tennis court.

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PER AQUUM Niyama ★★★★★ In the Maldives’ Dhaalu Atoll, PER AQUUM Niyama’s twin islands Play and Chill are an exhilarating 40-minute seaplane journey south of Malé. Choose from a collection of studios, suites and pavilions, dotting both islands or extending out over the lagoon. Each room is outfitted with a king bed and Deli-In with full-size refrigerator overflowing with gourmet treats, as well as Thakuru (butler) service. For exquisite dining in Nature’s Playground, hover over the water at Edge or submerge six metres below the sea to Subsix. Soar among the

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treetops at Nest or dance with the flames at Tribal. Skip over the water on a jet ski, wakeboard, catamaran or fun tube, or explore nature’s underwater garden. Then peer out onto the lagoon or hide away in a private garden sanctuary at Lime Spa. 134 studios, suites and pavilions, nine restaurants and lounges, 24hour in-room dining, boutiques, butler service, kids’ club, children’s play area, babysitting, scuba diving, watersports, outdoor pools, fitness centre and photo studio.

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Overwater Villa with Pool

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort ★★★★★ Nestled on a private island in the Dhaalu Atoll, this grand retreat beckons guests to uncover natural splendour and thriving marine life. The resort is surrounded by pristine landscapes, thick tropical vegetation, a fine white-sand beach, a brackish lagoon and the glistening turquoise Indian Ocean. The island can be reached by seaplane in 45 minutes from Malé International Airport. Exquisitely styled and lavishly appointed, the villas define refined luxury. With beach front location or above water, the villas are a

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luxurious sanctuary with personalised hospitality through its distinct heritage and signature Butler Service, each St. Regis address offers uncompromising luxury and bespoke service. 77 villas, six restaurants and lounges, 24-hour in-villa dining, boutique, butler service, doctor on call, kids’ club for four to 11-year olds, kids’ activities, babysitting, scuba diving, watersports, outdoor pool including a kids’ pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna, steam room, tennis court.

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OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo, Maldives ★★★★★ Amidst the exotic turquoise hues of South Malé Atoll lies the tranquil island of Maadhoo, reachable by 35-minute speed boat ride from Malé International Airport. This very private resort opened its’ doors in mid2016 and offers a unique “Luxury All-Inclusive” plan called “Atmosphere INDULGENCE”.

Spread over an expansive turquoise lagoon, the resort features a selection of beach-front villas, idyllically positioned on a soft and pristine sandy beach and over-water villas, built on creatively designed stilts, with direct sea access. All living spaces are created with a seamless fusion of modern design, nature and vibrancy.

The luxury holiday plan includes all day meals and drinks in the featured restaurants and lounges; a variety of watersports, excursions, diving centre activities and spa activities.

90 villas and suites, four restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour in-villa dining, boutique, doctor on call, kids’ club for four to 11-year olds, kids’ activities, babysitting, scuba diving, watersports, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa and massage treatments.

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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives ★★★★★ Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is an exclusive, private and romantic island resort lush with tropical plants and encircled by clear blue waters of one of the largest lagoons of the Maldives. The resort is located at the northern tip of the South Malé Atoll, reachable by a 15-minute speed boat ride from Malé International Airport. All the villas are palm-thatched – built from the finest natural wood. Finishes on the exteriors and the interiors are delightfully appointed in classic Maldivian style and decorated in natural tones and textures.

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There is never a dull moment in this island, go wildlife spotting or snorkelling, lounge by the pool or laze in a hammock over the blue waters and be truly pampered by Taj world-renowned butlers and enjoy sumptuous in-room dining experiences. 64 villas and suites, three restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour in-villa dining, boutique, doctor on call, babysitting, scuba diving, watersports, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa and massage treatments.

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Milaidhoo, Maldives ★★★★★ This true boutique Maldivian resort is an emerald drop of paradise wrapped in soft white sands, surrounded by a vibrant coral reef, lapped by warm turquoise waters and hidden in the heart of a UNESCO biosphere reserve in the Baa Atoll, reachable by a 35-minute seaplane ride from Malé International Airport. The villas and residences have been designed in a natural style and have a gentle curve in their layout to fit sympathetically with the island. All villas offer a large private freshwater pool on the sun deck.

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Milaidhoo focuses on authentic cuisine offering light food with clean flavours. The restaurants are designed to appeal to the senses, offering outstanding dining in wonderfully informal settings and no shoes are required. The over-water spa is a blissful relaxation for body and soul with treatments to soothe and daily complimentary yoga sessions in an open-air over-water pavilion. 50 villas and residences, three restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour in-villa dining, boutique, doctor on call, babysitting, scuba diving, watersports, fitness centre, spa, massage treatments, library and games room.

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Baros Maldives ★★★★★ Located on the North Malé Atoll, about 20 minutes by speedboat from Malé International Airport, this intimate resort is often called ‘picture perfect’. A walk around the entire island takes 20 minutes and an abundance of coral reef and marine life can be seen in the clear waters. Beach and water villas are made of timber and sandstone for a rustic and natural feel. Villas have direct access to the beautiful lagoon from the veranda or by wooden steps from the sun deck. Water pool villas each have a plunge pool and a dedicated villa host on call.

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Dine at The Lighthouse, an over-water pavilion where fine-dining and select grape beverages are renowned. Asian dishes are served at Lime Restaurant on the deck above the waves. At Cayenne Grill, Teppanyaki and Tandoori, are served under palm thatched gazebos. Friends gather at Sails Bar in the palm grove for beverages at sunset. The Spa at Baros is hidden in a tropical garden with a lazy river and offers treatments from all over Asia. 75 villas, three restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour in-villa dining, boutique, doctor on call, beauty salon, fitness centre, spa, massage treatments, watersports centre and diving centre.

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Velassaru Maldives ★★★★★ This resort offers a pure heaven for holidaymakers with the finest white sand beaches and one of the biggest turquoise lagoons in Maldives. Located only 25 minutes by speedboat from Malé International airport, it offers stylish facilities and elegant accommodation. Tucked away in the gardens, sitting along the beachfront or perched over-water, the contemporary-styled villas and bungalows offer chic serenity. The stylish over-water ocean retreats offer beautiful views of the lagoon. Lush green vegetation surrounds the bungalows and the

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villas are only a few steps away from the beach. A wide range of sporting activities are offered by the watersports centre to discover and enjoy the pristine surroundings of this tropical paradise. Otherwise relax by the infinity pool with views of the beach and ocean or visit The Spa. 129 bungalows and villas, five restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour in-villa dining, boutique, doctor on call, scuba diving, watersports, outdoor pool, fitness room, spa, steam room and tennis court.

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Finolhu, Baa Atoll, Maldives ★★★★★ Located in the UNESCO world biosphere of Baa Atoll, Finolhu is the ultimate island experience for chic couples, fun-loving families and gatherings of friends alike. It can be reached by seaplane in 30 minutes from Malé International Airport.

The resort villas are located on the ocean, the lagoon or by the beach, with or without pool in either one or two-bedroom options. Dining at Finolhu is laid-back yet elegant with a fun selection of restaurants and lounges.

Finolhu is a stylish and eclectic retreat with a buzzy vibe; it is a refreshing, retro-inspired burst of fun, bringing toes-in-the-sand relaxation to fun-loving beach lovers alongside the best DJs, live acts and fabulously chic parties.

125 villas, four restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour in-villa dining, boutique, hairdresser, beauty salon, doctor on call, kids’ club, kids’ activities, babysitting, scuba diving, watersports, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna, steam bath, and massage treatments.

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Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa ★★★★★ Surrounded by soft white sand beaches and a sheltered lagoon, the resort spreads leisurely amongst the island’s trees and landscape gardens – even just walking along the winding paths to your room or villa is a pleasure in its own right. Located in the North Malé Atoll, it is easily reachable by a 35-minute speed boat ride from Malé International Airport. The resort offers a great choice of accommodation to unwind under with typical Maldivian thatch roof and elegant ambiance.

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Whether you are looking for a haven for pure relaxation or an active holiday, the choices here are endless. The clear blue waters of the lagoon are a gateway to a fascinating underwater world. A well-equipped PADI diving school offers courses at all levels and boat trips to more than 45 popular dive sites in close proximity. 176 rooms, suites and villas, four restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, shop, doctor on call, kids’ club, kids’ activities, babysitting, scuba diving, watersports, outdoor and kids’ pools, fitness centre, spa, steam room, massage treatments and tennis courts.


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Coco Bodu Hithi, Maldives ★★★★★ Coco Bodu Hithi is a secluded island with intimate pool villas set among the greenery and over the crystal water. Located in the North Malé Atoll, the island is reachable by a 40-minute speed boat scenic ride. From the personal touches of the attentive team to the surrounding beauty of the lush tropical vegetation home to an abundance of wildlife, the resort is a retreat of tranquility and pristine natural beauty.

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For those looking at an active holiday, the water sport centre offers a great range of thrilling motorised and non-motorised watersports. An over-water gym and award-winning spa allows relaxing with soothing treatments to pamper the mind and body. For gourmet enthusiasts, there is a selection of seven restaurants and lounges catering to tastes from around the world. 100 villas and residences, four restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour in-villa dining, boutiques, marine conservation centre, beauty salon, doctor on call, babysitting, scuba diving, watersports, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna, steam bath, jacuzzi and massage treatments.

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Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa ★★★★ This tranquil, intimate resort is surrounded by a beautiful lagoon, an excellent house reef and long stretches of white, sandy beach. The winding paths, lined with tropical trees, take you to your own private bungalow as well as the many restaurants, watersport centre, swimming pool, and the beach that lies just a few steps away. Located in the South Ari Atoll, the island is a 25-minute scenic seaplane flight from Malé International Airport.

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Whilst the water of the lagoon is ideal for swimming, close by are some of the world’s best dive sites including Vilamendhoo’s lagoon’s spectacular outer reef wall. 184 rooms and villas, four restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shop, doctor on call, kids’ playground, babysitting, scuba diving, watersports, outdoor pool and kids’ pool, fitness centre, spa, massage treatments and tennis court.

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Meeru Island Resort & Spa ★★★★ Surrounded by a beautiful lagoon and long stretches of white sandy beach, the island is only a 55-minute scenic speedboat ride from Malé International Airport. The resort offers a wide range of lounges, restaurants, recreation activities and sports. The lagoon and house reef are home to a variety of colourful fish and corals. The resort offers an excellent variety of diving, water sport activities as well as excursions. The evenings are just as lively with a variety of dining options as well as evening entertainment including a programme of Marine Preservation Slide Shows, Bodu Beru Dance Show, DJ Disco, Crab Races, Live Band and many more. While the Duniye Spa provides a tropical spa experience focused on wholeness, simplicity, purity and quality. 286 rooms, villas and suites, four restaurants, four lounges, 24-hour in-villa dining, boutique, hairdresser, beauty salon, doctor on call, babysitting, scuba diving, watersports, two outdoor pools and kids’ pool, fitness centre, spa, massage treatments, bicycles and tennis courts.

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Kuramathi Maldives ★★★★ Located in the Rasdhoo Atoll, it is an emerald jewel in the turquoise Maldivian waters with acres of luxuriant vegetation and spectacular beaches tapering into a sandbank. This tropical island can be reached by a 20-minute seaplane ride from Malé International Airport. The combination of abundant marine life, colourful reefs, warm waters and big fish encounters, Kuramathi offers thrilling diving and snorkelling experiences. Additionally there is a wide range of nonmotorised and motorised watersports; certified courses in windsurfing and sailing and a variety of excursions. Guest villas are scattered around lush gardens, facing secluded areas of long beaches or poised over water, and some feature additional luxuries such as outdoor jacuzzis or private pools. 360 villas, 10 restaurants, seven lounges, 24-hour in-villa dining, shops, hairdresser, beauty salon, doctor on call, complimentary kids’ club for three to 12-year olds, kids’ activities, kids’ game room, babysitting, scuba diving, watersports, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna, steam bath, icy plunge pool and tennis courts.

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Bandos Island Resort & Spa ★★★★ Situated on a charming coral island located in the centre of North Malé Atoll, the resort is a 10-minute speed boat ride from the airport with an extensive range of leisure activities, a house reef for snorkelling and outstanding service. Lush green vegetation surrounds the resort and all rooms are just a few steps away from the Indian Ocean. The island provides a good selection of dining restaurants with indoor and outdoor settings. The Orchid Spa offers treatments to rejuvenate your body and mind. Intimate villas and cabanas allow you to relax in privacy while expert spa therapists take you on an invigorating journey. 215 rooms, four restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, doctor on call, children’s play area, babysitting, scuba diving, watersports, outdoor and kids’ pools, fitness centre, spa, massage treatments and tennis courts.

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Welcome to Mauritius

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Mauritius

Ornately decorated, pastel coloured buildings by the roadside, lushly carpeted volcanic peaks, fields of swaying sugar cane and powder-white beaches mark out this Indian Ocean island, whose people are a friendly mix of Indian and Creole, with a past peppered with Dutch, French and British colonial influence.

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Experiences

Emirates gateway: Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport

Its peaceful atmosphere makes Mauritius a popular spot for sleepy holidays, but beyond its beautiful beaches and luxury hotels lies a growing range of fun and adrenaline-fuelled activities.

Distance from airport to major beach areas: 45-60 minutes Time zone: GMT +4 hours Currency: The Mauritian Rupee (MUR). It’s sensible to order currency in advance of your trip, but ATMs are widespread on the island and credit cards generally accepted. Languages: English is generally accepted as the official language, but Creole is most widely spoken. You will also hear French, Hindi, Bhojpuri, Urdu and Chinese.

Take the time to visit Black River Gorges National Park, which offers wonderful scenery for you and shelter for endangered bird species, such as the pink pigeon.

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Mauritius is at its coolest from May to September, although temperatures rarely drop below 25℃. December to April is when the island is at its hottest and most humid. It is also the time when it has the highest chance of rain.

• Board a comfortable well-appointed Catamaran Cruise that sails to different islands and swim or snorkel and feast on a barbeque lunch. • Discover the beauty of Mauritius’ marine life with the World of Silence – Undersea Adventure underwater sea-walk. Wearing an air-filled helmet, you can walk on the seabed amongst a host of exotic and friendly fish.

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• Take the Scenic South full-day tour to one of the prettiest parts of the island. Sights include the waterfalls and seven coloured earth at Chamarel, the native forest at Black River Gorges National Park and end with a visit to Casela Nature Park.

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The St. Regis Mauritius Resort ★★★★★ Perched on Le Morne peninsula in a very picturesque area of Mauritius, this resort lies on a white sandy beach overlooking a turquoise lagoon and boasts breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and Le Morne Brabant Mountain. The surrounding landscape alternates between endless forests, lush mangroves, sleepy fishing villages and silky sugarcane fields. The endless and shallow lagoon is ideal for watersports and diving alike and after a day under the sun, escape to a sanctuary of rejuvenation at the signature Iridium Spa featuring 12 private treatment rooms. All suites are elegantly appointed overlooking the ocean, with traditional colonial style interiors. The St. Regis Villa epitomises luxury with four ocean view suites, four pools and a private gym with a hammam. The legendary St. Regis Butler Service ensures that unique requirements are understood and addressed flawlessly.

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Offering five distinct culinary experiences, dining at the resort is a delight with a myriad of gastronomic influences ranging from Frenchinspired and traditional Mauritian cuisine, Southeast Asia and fine Japanese selections. 172 suites, five restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, beauty salon, butler service, complimentary kids’ club for four to 11-year olds, daily kids’ activities, babysitting, outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, motorised and complimentary non-motorised watersports. Upgrade your stay to a Beachfront Junior Suite to enjoy uninterrupted views over the Indian Ocean from the privacy of your large outdoor living space.

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LUX* Belle Mare ★★★★★ Tucked away in lush tropical gardens near the quaint, sleepy village of Belle Mare, this resort graces a glorious stretch of the island’s eastern coast. Dressed in soothing whites and vibrant brights, each of the thatched roof villas is blessed with breathtaking views of unspoilt powder-soft sands, crystalline waters and coconut palms. At the heart of the resort, the island’s largest swimming pool is an idyllic spot for lounging and mingling, gently buzzing by day and sashaying to Balearic beats by night. The kids’ club – PLAY offers youngsters the opportunity to explore the many wonders and delights of island living, while Studio 17 is where teenagers can get together, explore the island or just hang out. The hotel offers delightful pop-up treats as part of its unique ‘Reasons to Go’ LUX* concept to enhance your stay with fun treats. ‘Phonehome for free’ – from the red telephone booth. Spot a lonely hidden bottle and read the ‘message in a bottle’ which reveals a special treat

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just for you. Relax at ‘cinema under the stars’ on the beach with great treats served right to your beanbag. 186 suites and villas, four restaurants, two lounges, shops, beauty salon, complimentary kids’ club for three to 11-year olds and complimentary teens’ club, daily kids’ and teens’ activities, babysitting, swimming pool, fitness centre, spa, tennis courts, volleyball, motorised and complimentary non-motorised watersports. Junior Suite: These signature LUX* suites are designed to convey a beach-house feel with a touch of elegance. Each suite is equipped with a king size Sleep Tight® bed, a dressing room and luxurious bathroom with large walk-in shower. Upgrade your stay to an all-inclusive plan and enjoy the extensive meals and beverages selection throughout your stay.

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Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita ★★★★★ Cocooned by a private sanctuary in Beau Champ on the east coast of the island, this spacious and luxurious resort embraces neverending views of blue waters and green mountains. Tranquil décor rich with natural woods, volcanic stone and other indigenous materials brings a Mauritian flavour indoors with surprising design touches and modern artwork. The resort’s beautiful and endless grounds house a vast array of facilities; take a bicycle and enjoy a ride, partake in one of the many watersports available in the protected lagoon, enjoy a round of golf on the elegantly designed Ernie Els 18-hole course or indulge with treatments in an over-water spa. Children have free access to the kids’ or teens’ club with plenty of fun-filled activities such as fishing, crab hunting and treasure hunts.

multi-course dinner under the stars. Be sure to catch one of the theme nights, with special dishes, decor and entertainment designed to create a one-of-a-kind experience. 123 villas and residences, four restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, shops, beauty salon, complimentary kids’ club for four to nineyear olds and complimentary teens’ club with its own disco, daily kids’ and teens’ activities, babysitting, four outdoor pools including a kids’ pool, fitness centre, spa, golf course, tennis courts, motorised and complimentary non-motorised watersports. Garden Pool Villa: These villas are garden facing and have a private sun deck with plunge pool and day-bed. Air-conditioning, TV, DVD, iPod docking station, Wi-Fi, minibar and gourmet coffee station.

The cuisine at the resort is put together with great creativity and attention to detail, from a casual sushi lunch served poolside to a

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The Oberoi, Mauritius ★★★★★ Full of the rustic charm of a Mauritian village with Asian and African influences, this truly unique hideaway is found on the northwest coast of Turtle Bay with exclusivity and privacy being the hallmarks of this resort. The service is truly outstanding and the discreet staff go above and beyond to accommodate your every need. From sunset cocktails on the beach to petal-filled sunken baths and four-poster beds, The Oberoi is a romantic sanctuary. Dining at the hotel is a unique experience, the thatched roof open-air restaurant with magnificent ocean views serves gourmet European cuisine with a touch of Mediterranean flavour, and Creole savoury dishes specially made to order. The intimate romantic lounge offers a variety of live instrumental music in the evenings which complements the ambiance.

which include Ayurveda and aromatherapy. 71 pavilions and villas, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, boutique, beauty salon, kids’ activities, babysitting, swimming pools, fitness centre, spa and motorised and complimentary non-motorised watersports. Luxury Pavilions are housed under thatched roofs with lush gardens or sea views and feature four-poster beds, walk-in wardrobes and large bathrooms with sunken baths. Villas additionally have a private walled garden, open-air dining pavilion and some have private pools. Upgrade your stay to a Luxury Villa with Private Pool to enjoy absolute privacy with your own courtyard garden, dining pavilion and swimming pool.

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Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa ★★★★★ For privacy and unrivalled personalisation, this chic and contemporary resort located on tranquil Trou d’Eua Douce Bay on the east coast of the island offers idyllic beaches and two private islands – the ultimate get away from it all destination. Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa features cool, fresh designs with the latest in-room features and technology. Everywhere you look there are also indigenous Mauritian features. All rooms and suites are located on the beachfront and offer uninterrupted views of the sparkling Indian Ocean. Pampering spa days and lounging by the pool make way for thrilling watersport and island activities customised to suit your needs. Head to îlot Mangenie, open exclusively for Le Touessrok guests featuring a stylish beach club with on-island butlers. Practise your swing at the 18-hole championship golf course on Ile aux Cerf. Designed by the famous pro-golfer Bernhard Langer, it offers complimentary green fees

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and every facility you would expect from a world-class course. 200 rooms and suites plus three private beachfront villas, four restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, boutiques, hairdresser, beauty salon, doctor on call, complimentary kids’ club, complimentary teens’ club, daily kids’ and teens’ activities, babysitting, fitness centre, spa, golf, floodlit tennis courts, motorised and complimentary non-motorised watersports and diving centre. Deluxe Ocean View Rooms boast magnificent views of the Indian Ocean and are fitted with state-of-the-art technology. The luxury bathrooms offer separate shower, deep soaking tub and designer amenities. Upgrade your stay to the luxurious Three-Bedroom Villa if you are looking for the epitome of privacy and luxury. The villa has a private beach and personalised butler service.

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Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa ★★★★★ This property is a lifestyle resort which unites a magical environment and beautiful landscaped gardens with enchanting seafront pavilions and oriental architecture. Located in Flic en Flac on the west coast of the island, the resort sits on a 400-metre beach with Mauritian-typical filao trees which offers an ideal location for snorkelling, watersports and beach activities. After a spectacular sunset, nightfall offers an unforgettable and serene moment when 70 torches are lit around the pavilions, surrounding the resort in a warm gentle glow. Dining at the resort is a true delight. Savour a gourmet lunch on the edge of the beach at Les Coquillages or enjoy authentic Thai cuisine at Ginger Thai. La Pomme d’Amour serves a daily American-style breakfast and an international buffet dinner with a Creole touch. In the evening the resort comes alive with a variety of evening shows and live music in a lounge atmosphere. A trendy seating area faces the ocean,

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whilst canapés are served at the lounge. Experience the healing powers of the elements at the spa. This is one of the largest designer spas in the Indian Ocean and one of the finest and most stylish the island has to offer. The luxurious spa has an onsite fitness studio with regular yoga and tai chi classes, to help alleviate and relax. 193 rooms and suites, three restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, beauty salon, complimentary kids’ club for three to 12-year olds, daily kids’ activities, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, two outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, motorised and complimentary non-motorised watersports and diving centre. Deluxe Room: Offers gorgeous pool and ocean views from the comfort of a private balcony. The rooms are modernly decorated and the bathrooms feature a walk-in rain shower and a separate bathtub.

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Anahita Golf & Spa Resort ★★★★★ Set amongst 213 hectares of tropical gardens on the east coast of the island, each room at this resort has a view of the golf course, the lagoon or the breathtaking mountains. Choose one of the unique Golf and Beach experiences. Enjoy complimentary golf on two 18-hole Championship golf courses or exclusive beach experience on two beaches, Anahita Resort Beach & Anahita Exclusive Beach at Ile aux Cerfs. A diverse culinary experience is also presented with a sumptuous and appealing selection of delicious dishes available at a selection of

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restaurants. Choose from local Mauritian specialties or international cuisine in an open kitchen concept at the main restaurant Origine. Alternatively, ‘Dial-a-chef’ to enjoy a special meal inspired by you, prepared by a private chef and served by your dedicated waiter. 84 suites and 38 villas, five restaurants, lounge, coffee shop, delicatessen, 24-hour room service, shops, complimentary kids’ club and teens’ club, babysitting, swimming pools, fitness centre, floodlit tennis courts, spa, two golf courses, an adventure park, motorised and complimentary non-motorised watersports and diving centre.

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Shanti Maurice – A Nira Resort ★★★★★ This lifestyle beachfront resort is set within 36 acres of lush tropical gardens around a pristine horseshoe coral cove on the largely untouched south coast of Mauritius. Suites and villas are ocean-facing and all 17 villas, including the Shanti Villa, are located on the beachfront with private pools surrounded by exotic gardens, outdoor rain showers and dining pavilions. Culinary art is sacred at Shanti Maurice showcasing an unforgettable mix of inherent and artisanal experiences.

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The resort offers something for everyone from relaxation in one of the most spacious spas in the Indian Ocean to exciting experiences like snorkelling tours to coral gardens or visits to authentic Mauritian street markets. 61 suites and villas, three restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, shops, beauty salon, complimentary kids’ club for four to 12-year olds, daily kids’ activities, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, swimming pools, fitness centre, spa, tennis courts, motorised and complimentary non-motorised watersports.


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Constance Belle Mare Plage ★★★★★ This stylishly renovated resort is located directly on a two-kilometre long white sandy beach, set amid nearly 15 hectares of sprawling tropical gardens on the east coast of Mauritius. It has two 18-hole championship golf courses. The private beach is protected by an offshore coral reef making it ideal for snorkelling and beachside fun. The modern and renovated rooms, suites and villas are housed in delightful thatched two and three-storey buildings throughout the resort.

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An excellent collection of restaurants and lounges offer delightful cuisine, lively days and evening entertainment. The tranquil, U Spa, is nestled far away from the bustle of the cafés and restaurants at the heart of this resort and houses its own private relaxation garden. 278 rooms, suites and villas, seven restaurants, six lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, beauty salon, complimentary kids’ club for four to 11-year olds, daily kids’ activities, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, swimming pools, fitness centre, spa, tennis courts, motorised and complimentary non-motorised watersports and diving centre.

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LUX* Grand Gaube ★★★★★ This romantic resort is tucked away on a quiet cove on the north coast of the island where every room is blessed with spectacular ocean views. From the bustling markets of Goodlands to the buzzing boutiques of Grand Baie, the north of the island has many attractions.

Inspired by authentic island living, all rooms have been designed to reflect the vibrant energy and lively ambience of Mauritius. Colourful décor, thoughtful design and careful positioning amongst the island’s surrounds ensure a harmonious ambience.

There’s always something exciting happening at the resort from high-energy watersports, a leisurely movie at the island’s only private cinema, swimming in one of the four swimming pools or just relaxing at the LUX* Me Spa – this is island life at its most romantic and joyful.

198 rooms, suites and villas, four restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, beauty salon, complimentary kids’ club for three to 12-year olds and complimentary teens’ club, daily kids’ and teens’ activities, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, swimming pool, fitness centre, spa, tennis courts, beach volley, motorised and complimentary non-motorised watersports and diving centre.

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Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa ★★★★★ Located on the west coast in Flic en Flac overlooking the expansive blues of Tamarin Bay, this Leading Hotels of the World villa-only oasis of relaxation and rejuvenation boasts an award-winning spa, a pristine coastline, exceptional service, stunning sunsets and turquoise ocean views. The recently renovated villas ooze sophistication from every corner; each with a thatched roof, an open air outdoor shower, Hermès decor and amenities, personal plunge pool and butler service upon request.

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Dining at the resort can range from a convivial diner or an intimate setting to an out-of-the-ordinary culinary experience. Additionally guests can enjoy a ‘dine around concept’ with access to the three dining venues of its sister property Sands Suites Resort & Spa located next door. 65 villas, three restaurants, lounge, 24-hour butler service upon request, shop, beauty salon, complimentary kids’ club for four to 12-year olds, kids’ activities, babysitting, swimming pool, fitness centre, spa, yoga, meditation, tennis court, motorised and complimentary non-motorised watersports and diving centre.

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Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius ★★★★★ Head to the northwest coast of the island to a well-established resort where as well as being able to play on the hotel’s own golf course, you can soak up views of Turtle Bay Marine Park. The Maritim is part of the Balaclava historical estate, which dates back to the 18th century. Enjoy the hotel’s 25 hectares garden, partake in the many activities available and dine at Château Mon Désir, a fine dining restaurant set within the historical ruins at Balaclava.

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Young guests will not be bored with a kids’ club, equestrian centre, mini golf, giant tortoise pen and a small farm to keep them occupied. Drift away in the expansive Tropical Flower Spa found amongst pretty waterfalls and tranquil ponds, with a wide range of therapeutic treatments on offer, all using natural oils and floral essence from Lemongrass Energy Massage to Rose Reflexology. 215 rooms and suites, six restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour room service, hairdresser, beauty salon, doctor on call, complimentary kids’ club, babysitting, swimming pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna, steam bath, nine-hole golf course, tennis courts, mini golf, bicycle hire, equestrian centre, motorised and complimentary non-motorised watersports and diving centre.

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The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius ★★★★★ The hotel enjoys a magnificent location spread over 10 hectares on the island’s northwest coast and adjacent to one of only two marine nature parks in Mauritius bordered by a reef running the length of the hotel coastline. There are plenty of fun activities and enjoyable dining venues available at the resort. Kids are celebrated with a fully supervised and fun-filled Westin Kids Club offering playgrounds and daily activities. For an array of treatments from de-stressing to full rejuvenation programmes head

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to the Heavenly Spa, a luxurious retreat that captures the essence of harmony and privacy. 190 rooms and suites, five restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, beauty salon, complimentary kids’ club for four to 12-year olds, daily kids’ activities, babysitting, two outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi, floodlit tennis courts, motorised and complimentary non-motorised watersports.

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LUX* Le Morne ★★★★★ Enjoying a stunning location at the foot of the majestic Le Morne Mountain on the southwest coast, this cozy hotel provides an exquisite setting. Its long stretch of white sandy beach is perfect for watersports.

The hotel offers delightful pop up treats as part of its unique ‘Reasons To Go’ concept delivering fresh experiences designed to surprise guests.

Light, fresh and ever so irresistible, LUX* restaurants offer exceptional island dining, with none of the heavy, overly indulgent extras. The hotel’s spa – LUX* Me offers true pampering while PLAY Kids’ club offers great entertainment and activities for younger guests.

149 rooms and suites, three restaurants, three lounges, Cafe LUX*, 24-hour room service, shops, beauty salon, complimentary kids’ club for three to 12-year olds, daily kids’ activities, babysitting, five outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, floodlit tennis courts, beach volleyball, motorised and complimentary non-motorised watersports.

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Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort ★★★★★ This sprawling luxurious resort is located in the south coast and is part of Domaine de Bel Ombre – a 2,500-hectare playground that has something for everyone including two resorts and private luxury villas, 12 restaurants – each with its own charm and specialities, a championship golf course, world-class spa facilities, one of the most beautiful nature reserves on the island, a beach with a chic atmosphere, a kilometre-long sandy beach as well as a whole range of land and sea activities. 158 rooms and suites, three restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, beauty salon, complimentary kids’ club for four to 12-year olds and complimentary teens’ club, daily kids’ and teens’ activities, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, tennis courts, motorised and complimentary non-motorised watersports and diving centre.

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Long Beach Golf & Spa Resort ★★★★★ Nestled on one of the island’s longest and widest natural beaches on the east coast, this hotel has spectacular views coupled with an excellent variety of sports activities, culinary experiences and a luxurious spa surrounded by calm waters with an extensive treatment list. Rooms offer a chic contemporary design which blend together open-air and indoor living. Young guests thrill at the Angels Kids Club which organises fun educational activities and nature excursions. 255 rooms and suites, five restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, beauty salon, kids’ club, teens’ club, daily kids’ and teens’ activities, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, fitness centre, aerobics, yoga classes, tennis courts, badminton, jogging track, cycle track, climbing wall, motorised and complimentary non-motorised watersports, diving centre and free green fees with a transportation shuttle to the 18-hole Ile Aux Cerfs Golf Club and Anahita Golf Course.

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Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort ★★★★★ Nestled in the nature reserve of Bel Ombre, on the South coast of the island, Outrigger is a friendly resort with a lovely long beach. Stay in traditional thatched Mauritian bungalow style buildings with views of the ocean or tropical gardens, all leading directly through to the beach. This tropical haven is perfect for couples and families alike. You can unwind at one of the four swimming pools, relax with an indulgent treatment at the extensive Navasana spa, or simply explore the Bel Ombre’s nature reserve. For a more active break partake in the array of sports activities on both land and water. 181 rooms, suites and villa, three restaurants, four lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, beauty salon, complimentary kids’ club for three to 11-year olds daily kids’ activities, babysitting, outdoor pools including a kids’ pool, fitness centre, a large selection of non-motorised watersports and diving centre.

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This charming hotel, located close to the fishermen’s village of Grand Gaube on the northeast coast of Mauritius offers a holiday experience drawing heavily on the islands’ local traditions. The resort has been designed to make you feel like a true Mauritian islander – Creole. All the activities offered by the hotel bring a true understanding of the real Mauritius, including special local cooking evenings, Creole language lessons, a typical dinner at a local home, or a day out exploring a Mauritian market bazaar. The accommodation is inspired by traditional Mauritian seaside bungalows featuring contemporary open plan rooms with a ‘rustic chic’ design and feature pieces created by local artists. 214 rooms, five restaurants, two lounges, shops, complimentary kids’ club, kids’ activities, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, tennis courts, complimentary non-motorised watersports and diving centre.

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This all-inclusive resort is set in tropical gardens on white sandy beaches of the south coast with rustling coconut trees and a cobalt ocean. Ocean facing, every room is decorated with a minimalist touch. The resort offers a light-hearted and delicious dining experience, with a choice of hip restaurants and lounges. For those looking for an active holiday, there’s plenty of water and land activities available. Enjoy exciting films under the stars with cinema nights organised on the beach. For special occasions and everyday children’s treats, pop into one of the cake decorating bars, let your creative spirit run free. 214 rooms and suites, three restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shop, complimentary kids’ club, daily kids’ and teens’ activities, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, four outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, tennis courts, motorised and complimentary non-motorised watersports and diving centre.

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Standing on over 1,000 metres of sparkling ivory sands on the northwest coast of Mauritius, this resort creates the perfect atmosphere for a romantic idyll or serene getaway. Explore a large selection of restaurants and lounges, an infinite choice of activities and sports like big game fishing and diving – or simply enjoy relaxing by the sand and sea. The guest rooms and suites offer stunning views of the ocean and mountains. The Nirvana rooms, offer a private infinity pool and a personal terrace that overlooks luxuriant tropical foliage. Playtime is redefined at Le Méridien Family, young guests can join the inspired activities to discover the destination with imaginative amusements and daily planned activities including complimentary glass bottom boat trip. 265 rooms and suites, four restaurants, four lounges, 24-hour room service, shop, complimentary kids’ club, babysitting, outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, motorised and complimentary non-motorised watersports and diving centre.

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Sands Suites Resort & Spa ★★★★ Situated on the west coast of Mauritius, this resort is a hideaway for couples seeking tranquillity and comfort. The view across the lagoon and the Bay of Tamarin with the majestic ‘Le Morne’ mountain offers grandiose scenery. The over 350-metre long white sandy beach is well protected and the crystal clear lagoon is suitable for watersports. The restaurants at the resort offer a blend of international cuisine and spices of the Indian Ocean. Additionally guests can enjoy a ‘dine around concept’ with access to the three dining venues of its sister property Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa located next door. The resort’s spa – SandsSpa is an exquisite concept space filled with the exotic aromas and pure essential oils that bathe your senses and lull you into a deep state of physical and mental relaxation. 91 suites, three restaurants, lounge, limited hours of room service, shop, hairdresser, beauty salon, outdoor pool, fitness centre, tennis court, bicycle tours, spa, yoga, meditation, sauna, hammam, motorised and complimentary non-motorised watersports.

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Merville Beach ★★★ Situated in the heart of the bustling seaside village of Grand Baie, with its chic shops, restaurants and nightlife, this beach hotel offers comfortable, value for money accommodation. The hotel is set in a small bay and offers plenty of watersports and entertainment options. The hotel’s terraced restaurant, overlooking the pool offers panoramic view of the bay and its lush tropical gardens provide serene tranquility. The hotel offers a good range of French, Créole and Asian cuisine. Evening entertainment is varied with Sega dances and a local band plays daily. 169 rooms, restaurant, lounge, limited hours of room service, shop, complimentary kids’ club, kids’ activities babysitting, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, tennis courts, motorised and complimentary non-motorised watersports and diving centre.

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Villas Caroline Beach Hotel ★★★ The hotel is majestically poised on one of the most beautiful beaches in the village of Flic en Flac on the west coast of the island. It is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean. The chalet-like rooms are all laid just a few steps away from the white sandy beach and offer wonderful sea views. Chamarel Spa is the ideal sanctuary filled with bliss and caressing aromas offering a variety of spa treatments to relax, perfect after an active morning of beach and water fun. 54 rooms and bungalows, restaurant, lounge, daily kid’s activities, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, outdoor pool, spa, motorised and complimentary non-motorised watersports and diving centre.

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Welcome to the Seychelles

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Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue

Experiences

The Seychelles

There are few better beach destinations than the Seychelles, with endless talc-white crescents and stretches hemmed by granite boulders seemingly dropped by giants. This is one of the world’s smallest countries, with a population of just 100,000 across its 115 remote islands, so expect peace and space, but adventure also awaits those who seek it.

At a glance

When to visit

Emirates gateway: Seychelles International Airport

There’s a tropical year-round climate with sunny temperatures averaging between 24℃ and 30℃. Rain, sometimes heavy, is common December to February. During the drier months between May and September, the southeast trade winds can bring breezy relief, but also mean rougher seas.

Distance from airport to city centre: 10 kilometres Time zone: GMT +4 hours Currency: Seychelles Rupee (SCR). Only take small amounts, as it will be difficult to exchange outside the country. ATMs can be found on Mahé and Praslin, but less reliably elsewhere. Euros and dollars will most likely be accepted, as will credit cards in hotels.

The beaches are a huge draw card in the Seychelles, along with its raw natural beauty and the simple, sleepy lifestyle of this remote country. • Take the Wild South–Botanical Garden Tour from charming Victoria to the untamed south of the island with its rolling countryside, quaint hamlets and spectacular beaches. • Discover Mahé at your own pace. Hire a rental car so that you can do as much or as little as you like. Find a deserted beach, eat at a road side café, enjoy scenic rides and stop whenever and wherever you please.

• Join the full-day Two Islands Melody Tour of some of the Seychelles’ most iconic landmarks in the mysterious Vallée de Mai on Praslin Island. In La Digue Island visit L’Union Estate, the old Plantation House and the world- famous Anse Source D’Argent beach followed by lunch at the enchanting Domaine de L’Orangeraie.

Languages: The official languages are Creole, English and French.

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MAIA ★★★★★ MAIA is a pure, tranquil refuge situated over 12 hectares of lush grounds on Anse Louis Beach on the west coast of Mahé lsland. Designed to blend in with the Seychellois natural habitat, the resort is a luxurious sanctuary of relaxation and true pampering. Each villa is designed to offer the utmost privacy and has uninterrupted 180 degree views of the sea. The décor is in warm, earthy tones creating an essence of comfort. Every villa comprises two separate pavilions and a private, infinity-edged pool, a luxurious bathroom with

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a walk-in shower and a glorious outdoor, double sunken bath tub. A secluded, outdoor gazebo is fully-equipped with en-suite dining facilities and a wonderfully oversized day bed. A private butler is on hand to prepare light dishes, meals and refreshments throughout the day. 30 villas, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour in-villa dining, boutique, butler service, kids’ activities, babysitting, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, non-motorised watersports.

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Four Seasons Resort Seychelles ★★★★★ This elite, villa-only resort rests in a secluded bay with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean and benefits from direct access to a private beach called Petit Anse on the southwest coast of Mahé Island. Top this with the personalised and sophisticated service of the Four Seasons and you will find yourself in the heart of a lost Eden. The luxurious stand-alone villas are perched above the Indian Ocean overlooking the jungle hillside or nestled amongst the lush beachside greenery – all with a private swimming pool.

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Go island hopping and stay on the islands of Mahé and Praslin.

Young guests and teens will be at home in this paradise, with many daily activities organised by the club. The resort’s spa is located high on the hillside with panoramic views across the bay’s dramatic landscape. It is a retreat of wellbeing and relaxation. 67 villas, two restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour in-villa dining, boutiques, beauty salon, complimentary kids’ club for four to 12-year olds, daily kids’ and teens’ activities, babysitting, outdoor pool, fitness centre spa, jacuzzi, sauna, complimentary non-motorised watersports and diving centre.

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Constance Ephelia, Seychelles ★★★★★ This picturesque resort with two stunning beaches, overlooking the marine national park of Port Launay, offers a treasure trove of discovery. The hotel enjoys a private location on the northwest coast of Mahé Island set within 120 hectares of land with luxuriant and rare vegetation. All suites and villas are spacious and stylishly decorated with breathtaking views of either the tropical garden or the ocean. The resort offers a wide variety of activities for adults and children alike. Cycle around the resort on a bicycle; enjoy non-motorised watersports;

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climb a natural granite boulder climbing wall and fly through the air on the zip line. If relaxation is what you are seeking, the Spa Village located in the heart of this verdant land offers a range of treatments combining healing traditions of East and West. 313 rooms, suites and villas, five restaurants, five lounges, 24-hour private dining, shops, beauty salon, complimentary kids’ club for four to 11-year olds, daily kids’ activities, babysitting, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, jacuzzi, sauna, tennis courts, squash courts, beach volleyball, non-motorised watersports and diving centre.

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Kempinski Seychelles Resort ★★★★★ Located on the exclusive south end of Mahé, directly on the famous Baie Lazare, this luxurious resort is set in a tropical paradise surrounded by untouched natural beauty; and is just a 40-minute drive from the picturesque and lively capital of Victoria and 30-minutes to the airport. Whether for relaxation or to explore hidden bays or island hopping, Kempinski offers a world of choice within easy reach. The resort is an indulgent retreat that captures the spirit of the Seychelles. All rooms are elegantly appointed and equipped with modern

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amenities, all consisting of a bedroom level and a sitting area positioned two steps lower which allows for clear views from the comfort of your bed. The restaurants offer a culinary feast including the signature restaurant L’Indochine inspired by the cuisine of the Indian Ocean rim, a casual poolside café, an all-day dining restaurant with live cooking stations and a beachside lounge with a selection of private dining settings. 148 rooms and suites, four restaurants, 24-hour room service, shops, complimentary kids’ club for four to 12-year olds, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, tennis courts, games room, non-motorised watersports and diving centre.

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Banyan Tree Seychelles ★★★★★ Nestled on the shores of the lovely Intendance Bay on Mahé’s picturesque southwest coast, where steep mountains slopes carpeted with exotic tropical vegetation sweep down to a coastline fringed by palm trees, the Banyan Tree Seychelles is a perfect place in which to enjoy the delights of this beautiful island. Banyan Tree’s spacious villas are elegantly furnished, whilst their extensive verandas are shaded by swaying takamaka trees.

Dining here is an indulgence, with an enormous variety of enticing dishes. Choose from gourmet venues or dining in the privacy of your villa. For another true feast of the senses, soothe away your worldly troubles at the Banyan Tree Spa – an Eden of lush greenery, set between spectacular backdrop of magnificent granite mountains and the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. 60 villas, three restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour in-villa dining, boutiques, hairdresser, beauty salon, babysitting, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, tennis courts and watersports centre.

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Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa ★★★★★ This luxurious resort is set amidst the lush greenery and unspoilt natural surroundings of Silhouette Island, home to unspoilt nature and just 35 minutes away from Mahé by speedboat. A huge diversity of flora and fauna thrive here – from incense trees to 125-year old giant tortoises and vibrant coral reef. As the only resort on the island, it offers seclusion and a feeling of complete and utter peace and freedom from the rigours of everyday life. The villas are spacious, luxuriously-appointed and offer a tropical feel

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with modern amenities and comforts. Dining at Labriz is a truly splendid experience – Grann Kaz is a restored plantation house converted to a café serving traditional Créole cuisine. Portobello offers modern Italian cuisine, Sakura, the grill and teppanyaki restaurant, offers enchanting views of the stream and the pool. The Eforea Spa is a relaxation haven, situated on the rocks, features treatment suites on stilts amidst massive granite boulders. 111 villas, four restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour in-villa dining, shop, beauty salon, kids’ club for four to 12-year olds, babysitting, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, steam room, sauna, tennis courts, games room, non-motorised watersports and diving centre.

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Situated on the northwest coast of Mahé, surrounded by lush tropical gardens, crystal-clear azure waters and a hidden white sanded beach cove, ideal for those looking for the charms of a long-established retreat. The resort enjoys panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. All of the villas at the resort are set on stilts and decorated in a subtle blend of Seychellois and contemporary décor with spectacular ocean views. The Duniye Spa is perched on giant granite boulders at the water’s edge, in its own pavilion. Delight your palate with an enchanting dining experience of freshly prepared local seafood and traditional Creole cuisine. Unwind with a cool drink at the infinity pool and take in magnificent views. 40 villas, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour in-villa dining, boutiques, beauty salon, babysitting, outdoor pool, fitness room, table tennis and spa.

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The H Resort Beau Vallon Beach ★★★★★

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Centrally situated on the island of Mahé, on the white, sandy strip of Beau Vallon Beach, this intimate boutique resort is only 30 minutes away from Seychelles International Airport. It is a natural representation of Seychellois authenticity blended with modern comforts. The accommodation has exquisite designed spaces with private balcony or terrace, indoor and outdoor day beds and dining areas. The resort’s recreation facilities dotted around the resort offer a variety of facilities and invigorating activities like yoga, tennis, beach volleyball and pétanque. While Sesel Spa offers exotic indulgences within five treatment rooms, two dedicated couples’ suites and a Vichy Hydrotherapy room. 100 suites and villas, six restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, boutiques, beauty salon, kids’ club for four to 12-year olds, babysitting, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, tennis court, watersports and diving centre.

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Savoy Resort & Spa, Seychelles ★★★★★

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This tropical hotel is located in the lively Beau Vallon Bay on Mahé’s northwest coast. Enjoy spectacular views of the Indian Ocean with Silhouette Island and North Island gently rested upon the horizon. All rooms and suites are spacious, with modern décor and an extensive private balcony or terrace overlooking the breathtaking lush tropical gardens or ocean. The resort houses a good selection of restaurants from all-day dining with the best local and international cuisine to the specialty restaurant serving fresh seafood brought in straight from the ocean, or a gastronomical selection of Indian cuisine. 163 rooms and suites, four restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, beauty salon, kids’ club for four to 12-year olds, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, tennis courts, games room, watersports and diving centre.

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AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa ★★★★ Enjoying a prime location, this recently renovated hotel is set on Barbarons Beach on Mahé’s west coast. The rooms and suites have a contemporary vibe each with a balcony or terrace and great views of lush gardens or the serene and quiet coast. The AVANI SPA is a calm wellness centre set in the tropical gardens with treatment rooms with sundeck and plunge pools. The restaurants are lively and offer a good variety of cuisine. Elements serve tantalising all-day dining options, plus evening themed buffets and Tamarind has a very creative menu with Pan Asian flavours on the deck or sandy beach. Otherwise, relax at Gravity enjoying drinks and snacks, while admiring the sunset or late night cocktails with beats and shisha. Private beachside dining can also be organised. 124 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, shop, kids’ club, babysitting, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, tennis courts and non-motorised watersports.

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Double Tree Resort & Spa by Hilton Hotel Seychelles – Allamanda ★★★★ Nestled on 2.5 acres of landscaped gardens at Anse Forbans beach on the southwest coast of Mahé, this charming hotel offers spacious guest rooms stylishly decorated in warm, inviting tones. Nature lovers can discover this Seychelles’ hidden mountain treasure and the many walking trails that cross the large granite rock formations. After a day of discovery, choose from one of the many treatments at the resort’s Duniye Spa. Le Palms Restaurant serves the signature Double Tree breakfast and themed international dinners. The Oceanview Bar is an ideal spot for relaxing with a cool drink or Creole afternoon tea. 30 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, shop, beauty salon, babysitting, outdoor pool, fitness room, spa, massage treatments and non-motorised watersports.

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Le Méridien Fisherman’s Cove ★★★★ Perched on the western tip of the Beau Vallon Bay, this charming and informal resort is set amidst a tropical garden with lush exotic vegetation. This resort boasts a chic Creole feel with traditional thatched roofs, local granite accents and an open air lobby – bestowing magnificent views of the Indian Ocean. The hotel has access to the lively Beau Vallon beach, offering watersports, traditional restaurants and charming local artist’s studios. The tastefully furnished rooms and suites, set against a hillside, feature an open plan bathroom with invigorating views across the tropical bay. Discover the underwater world on a guided tour though the snorkelling trail located right in front of the property. 68 rooms and suites, two restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, interconnecting rooms, outdoor pool, fitness centre, art studio, spa, sauna, steam room, tennis courts, coconut petanque game area, watersports and diving centre.

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Praslin Beach Resorts • The Seychelles

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Raffles Praslin, Seychelles ★★★★★

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This luxurious retreat is cradled at the heart of the Indian Ocean on the magical island of Praslin. Its white powder beaches, azure waters and lush greenery offer an ideal hideaway for relaxation and rejuvenation. The contemporary style villas have beautiful views and an extensive outdoor pavilion with a private plunge pool. Raffles boasts a superb spa, carefully designed to calm the spirit and awaken the senses. It is built around nature, close to the ocean and features open air treatment pavilions, couple’s suites and relaxation areas. The Sugar Palm Club is a dedicated kids’ club designed for toddlers, children and teenagers, with three themed, age-specific rooms. 86 villas, three restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour in-villa dining, boutiques, beauty salon, butler service, complimentary kids’ club for four to 12-year olds and complimentary teens’ club, daily kids’ and teens’ activities, two outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa and non-motorised watersports.

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Constance Lémuria, Seychelles ★★★★★

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This luxurious and elegant hotel is set across three of the most beautiful beaches in the Indian Ocean. Located on Praslin Island, the suites and villas offer unparalleled sea views and the hotel boasts a fantastic 18-hole golf course. The expansive grounds house a great range of facilities and activities. The dedicated Constance Kids Club offers exciting activities for young guests with wonderful island discovery trips, culinary activities and treasure hunts. 105 suites and villas, four restaurants, five lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, hairdresser, beauty salon, butler service for the villas, complimentary kids’ club for four to 11-year olds, kids’ activities, babysitting, outdoor pool, fitness centre, tennis courts, golf course, watersports and diving centre. Upgrade your stay to the luxury of a one or two-bedroom pool villa to enjoy absolute privacy in a beach front location.

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This environmentally friendly hotel is located on the shores of a marine park at the beautiful Anse Petite Cour on the island of Praslin. The beach is essentially private with white sand, granite boulders at each end and views of Curieuse Island in the distance. Snorkelling is a must with beautiful coral reefs just centimetres from the beach. The hotel features accommodation in a cluster of Creole-style architecture in a secluded setting with beautifully-appointed rooms, scattered amongst exotic flora, offering magnificent views of the lush vegetation and the Indian Ocean. It also boasts one of the largest swimming pools in the Seychelles. The restaurants and lounges have a great view over the marine park and offer an attractive array of sophisticated dishes, from typical Creole to international delicacies. 40 rooms, two restaurants, two lounges, limited hours of room service, shop, beauty salon, babysitting, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, steam room, sauna, tennis court and non-motorised watersports.

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Asia

Halong Bay, Vietnam

Asia bucket list From the craft Bazaars of Bagan, to the velvet dense jungle of Borneo, to the crystal clear waters of the Philippines, there is so much to see and do in this part of the world. Knowing where to start can be a little overwhelming. To make things easier, we have rounded up a top 10 bucket list of places to see, eat, shop and experience in this glorious part of the world.

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Sail Vietnam’s Halong Bay

Halong Bay contains 2,000 limestone islands, all occupied only by trees, ferns, birds and monkeys. The bay is an idyll of calmness and tranquility that has inspired the poets and artists of Vietnam for many years. If you’re looking for a little peace and inspiration, this is the place to go.

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Bathe an elephant in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Nestled in the foothills of northern Thailand, Chiang Mai offers an insight into an ancient culture and a bygone way of life. Spend the morning sampling traditional fresh coconut pancakes from the many stalls dotted around town. In the afternoon, head down to the Elephant Nature Park where you can bathe an elephant in its natural habitat and learn all about its life. PAGE 57

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Make friends with tigers in Rajasthan, India

Ranthambore National Park is the best place to spot wild tigers in Rajasthan. Scattered around the park are ancient ruins, temples, mosques, vine covered burial tombs and a couple of crocodile filled lakes. As you enter the jungle, be on the lookout for famed Bengal tigers as they roam around, hunt and laze in the sun. PAGE 101

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Sunset and seafood at Jimbaran Bay, Bali, Indonesia

For those who want nothing more than to drop off the grid in tropical idyll then Bali is the place for you. Head over to Jimbaran Bay, with its gloriously white sand, fresh seafood and crystal clear waters. Relax with a drink and a seafood platter and watch as the setting sun soaks the oceanfront in hues of orange and yellow. It’s so divine, you might just forget to leave. PAGE 91


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Behold Bagan from the sky, Myanmar

This is, without a doubt, one of the most impressive temple complexes in Asia. Bagan is an ancient town in Myanmar with sights to rival Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Machu Picchu in Peru. To make the experience even more magical, why not see the temples from the sky? The 45-minute hot-air balloon flight leaves at dawn and allows for a bird’s-eye view of the shrines and mountains and village life below. PAGE 130

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Glimpse a hidden culture in Kyoto, Japan

Today very few Geishas remain – less than 1,000 still practice in Japan. Start your day by sipping green tea in Gion District and watch as Geishas stroll the quaint streets and scurry into teahouses to entertain their clients. It’s worth mentioning that if you want to really immerse yourself in the culture then you can dress up as a Samurai or Geisha for the day. PAGE 136

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Monkey business in Borneo, Malaysia

There are pockets of jungle in Borneo which are home to wild and wonderful creatures unique to Malaysia. The orangutans are one such creature and now you can see them at the many rehabilitation camps dotted around this island. The Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort is set within a Nature Reserve and has its own orangutan orphanage. Kids staying at the resort can even be a ranger for the day. PAGE 72

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Swim with gentle giants in Cebu, The Philippines

Swimming alongside the largest fish in the sea is one of the ultimate bucket list experiences and, luckily, Cebu delivers. After sampling the delicious selection of seafood on its postcard-perfect beaches, head over to Oslob for a truly breathtaking whale shark experience.

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Explore Sri Lanka’s tea trails

This is Sri Lanka’s hidden gem. Watch as the morning mists part to reveal emerald carpets of tea trails and velvet forests clinging to mountain peaks dappled with waterfalls. Walk to the end of the world, stand in an elephant’s footprint, paddle a raft down a roaring river and in the evening retreat back to your wooden cabin and curl up with a book by an open fire. PAGE 112

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Sample some Seoul food, South Korea

Seoul is paradise for passionate foodies. Whether tucking into a bowl of piping hot myeon noodles or sinking your teeth into a traditional pajeon Korean pancake, you’ll find something to satisfy every palate, taste bud and kimchi craving. A must try is the famous Korean barbeque where you dine on a selection of meats and treats that are cooked in front of you on an open flame. PAGE 135 55


Welcome to Thailand

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Thailand is known as the land of a thousand smiles and also for its palmfringed beaches with the purest white sand, towering golden buddhas, sacred temples and palaces, lush rainforest, a vibrant cultural calendar, world-renowned food and tropical island escapes. It’s easy to see why Thailand is one of the most visited countries in the world.

At a glance

When to visit

Emirates gateways: Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport Phuket International Airport

You can visit Thailand all year round, but the best time to travel is during the cooler, dry season between November and early April. Essentially, there are three main seasons: rainy (May to October), cool (November to February) and hot (March to May). The climate can vary in different parts of the country however, with the north much cooler, especially in the jungle regions, while the western and southern isles get much warmer.

Distance from airport to city centre: Bangkok: 35 kilometres Phuket: 45 kilometres Time zone: GMT +7 hours Currency: Thai Baht (THB) Languages: Thai, but English is widely spoken.

From its northern hill tribes and dense jungle to the perfect beaches down south and the buzz of Bangkok, there’s no place quite like Thailand. • Head to Chang Mai to escape the heat and the crowds as you trek through ancient rainforests. • No trip to Thailand would be complete without sampling the world-class food. Hot, spicy, fresh and delicious, you’ll find it on every street corner. • Not quite in their original spirit, there’s still no denying that the full moon parties on Ko Phangan are a sight to behold. • Make the most of your time in Thailand by taking advantage of both Emirates gateways, Bangkok and Phuket.

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Understandably popular with tourists, Thailand also offers many hidden gems and quieter ‘off the beaten track’ experiences. Head to Koh Tao or Koh Samui for authentic island getaways.

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This tour has an exciting combination from the buzz of the capital to the serenity of national parks. Tour atmospheric temples, spectacular natural scenery and relax on sun-drenched beaches.

Discover Bangkok, a city of contrasts with action at every turn. Visit gleaming temples, bustling streets and lively river markets. Explore the pristine nature of Samroi Yod National Park on your way to Ranong. The journey ends on the spectacular beaches of Krabi, an area of limestone karsts and mangrove forest. Day 1: Bangkok Arrive in Bangkok and transfer to your hotel. In the evening enjoy a dinner cruise on the historic Chao Phraya River taking in the vistas of famous Wat Arun and the Royal Grand Palace. Day 2: Bangkok Discover the spectacular sights and sounds of this cosmopolitan capital. Visit the Golden Buddha Temple, the Reclining Buddha Temple and the Grand Palace. Day 3: Bangkok – Hua Hin (200 kilometres) Take a boat ride in Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Then continue to Petchburi and visit the Khao Luang Cave with its worshipped Buddha. Continue to Phra Nakorn Kiri, the former summer residence of King Rama IV before reaching Hua Hin. Day 4: Hua Hin – Ranong (390 kilometres) Drive to Samroi Yod National Park, ‘The Mountain of 300 Peaks’ with limestone towers, fossil caves and coastal marshes. Continue to Prachuap Khiri Khan, visiting Wat Khao Chong Krajok or ‘Mirror Mountain’ and then to Ranong. Day 5: Ranong – Krabi (350 kilometres) Today visit hot spring wells and the fishing port of Ranong before proceeding to Phang Nga for a boat trip through the spectacular bay with its magnificent limestone monoliths, water villages and caves. Visit the island made famous by the James Bond film ‘the Man with the Golden Gun’. Continue to Krabi. Day 6: Krabi Enjoy the day at your leisure.

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Day 7: Krabi – Phuket (145 kilometres) Transfer to Phuket International Airport for your onward flight.

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This tour offers a great insight into four countries in the Indochina region – Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam; each with its diverse culture, rich history and inspiring landscape. Day 1-2: Bangkok Transfer to your hotel and explore this vibrant city over the next two days. Visit The Grand Palace, temples and shopping areas. In the evening join a dinner cruise on the Chao Praya River.

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Day 3: Bangkok – Chiang Rai Fly to the northernmost city in Thailand – Chiang Rai in the Golden Triangle border region of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. Visit Doi Tung, Mae Fah Luang Garden, the Doi Tung Royal Villa and Chiang Saen. Day 4: Chiang Rai – Chiang Mai (200 kilometres) Visit the Long Neck Tribe and the spectacular White Temple in Chiang Rai. Take a scenic drive to Chiang Mai, a picturesque city in a very scenic province often called ‘The Rose of the North’.

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Day 15: Hanoi – Halong Bay (190 kilometres) Transfer to the coastal town of Halong, board your traditional cruise boat and enjoy the cruise through the spectacular Halong Bay. Take a kayak to Cua Van Floating Village and enjoy the evening views and overnight onboard.

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Day 9-10: Siem Reap – Ho Chi Minh City Fly to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Formerly known as Saigon, this vibrant southern metropolis has a collection of famous landmarks. Over the next two days visit the Central Post Office and Opera House, both colonial-era architectural masterpieces with dazzling French design as well as the Reunification and the War Remnants Museum.

Day 13-14: Hoi An – Hanoi Fly to Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital city. Explore the hidden gems of this exquisite city with a strong French influence. Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Temple of Literature and Hoan Kiem Lake; taste Vietnamese cuisine and enjoy a traditional water puppet show.

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Day 7-8: Luang Prabang – Siem Reap Visit the stunning Kuang Si Waterfall which cascades over many calcified tiers into a series of turquoise pools. Then fly to Siem Reap in Cambodia, a small country with a large history. Explore Siem Reap’s history and culture with a journey through its artistically restored temples including the famous Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon, and Ta Prohm.

Day 11-12: Ho Chi Minh City – Hoi An Fly to Danang and drive to Hoi An. Explore Hoi An with its restored architecture, homemade silk, expert tailors and delicious noodles and seafood.

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Day 5-6: Chiang Mai – Luang Prabang Drive to one of Thailand’s most sacred temples Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep. Then fly to Luang Prabang in Laos, known for its mountainous terrain, French colonial architecture, hill tribe settlements and Buddhist monasteries. Rise early to the sound of the temple gong and witness Luang Prabang’s mystical ritual, a procession of about three hundred young monks. Visit Wat Xieng Thong and Wat Mai temples; the former Royal Palace and cruise the Mekong River.

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Day 16: Halong Bay – Hanoi (190 kilometres) Drive back to Hanoi International Airport for your departure flight.


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Welcome to Bangkok • Thailand

The vibrant capital of Thailand is a non-stop whirlwind of entertainment, excitement, sights and sounds, and no visit to the country is complete without soaking up the atmosphere in Bangkok. Its pulsating nightlife and vibrant markets reflect the Thais’ determination to enjoy life to the fullest. Steeped in tradition and history, Bangkok lies on a bend in the Chao Phraya River and possesses an amazing combination of temples and palaces, enticing sights, smells and sounds, glitz and glamour, wonderful hospitality and enchantment and excitement at every turn. Haggling at the street markets, eating at hawker stalls and taking tuk tuk rides are must-dos.

Bangkok sightseeing Explore Bangkok and three of its most renowned temples on a halfday City and Temples tour with a visit to the Golden Buddha Temple, the Marble Temple and the Reclining Buddha Temple. The beautiful architecture and intricate details are a tribute to Thai craftsmanship. Enjoy the exciting rides in the extraordinary Dream World amusement park; see the Hollywood Action Show and marvel at the beautifully designed grounds, with its magnificently sculpted gardens and the Thai Village. Navigate the Klongs, pass by orchards and enjoy the atmosphere of the floating markets on the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market excursion. A visit to the Rose Garden botanical park reveals a typical Thai village with demonstrations of Thai boxing and traditional crafts.

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Enjoy a Dinner Cruise on the ‘Shangri-La Horizon’. Savour an exquisite Thai and international buffet whilst cruising on this luxury motor cruiser along the fabled Chao Phraya River taking in the sites of Bangkok’s majestic ‘River of King’s’ and the spectacle of lights and temples along this famous waterway. Enjoy a full-day of fun with the family on a Safari World Tour to Thailand’s open zoo and leisure park. Attractions include a Dolphin show, the Orangutan boxing show, the Sea Lion show and the White Tiger show amongst many others.

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• Bangkok houses a variety of unique and spectacular temples. Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn, is on the edge of the Chao Phraya River and is best seen from the east side of the river, especially at sundown.

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• Bangkok is a great place for shopping. From bargains at MBK Plaza to trendy Central World and the high street shops at Siam Paragon, the city has it all. After-dark shopping at Patpong and Asiatique only adds to the dazzling sensory experience. • Thai cuisine is renowned around the world. For food lovers there is a vast choice – from street vendors to fine dining restaurants. • Get a foot massage or a Thai massage; they are usually inexpensive and easy to come by. • The BTS Skytrain is the quickest and easiest way to get around central Bangkok. It runs on two lines – the Sukhumvit Line and Silom Line – linking Bangkok’s central business districts and covering almost all of the central city.

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Thailand • Bangkok Hotels 1

JW Marriott Bangkok ★★★★★ The hotel provides one of the best locations in the city, right on the main Sukhumvit Road; the central business, entertainment and shopping district with easy access to Central World, Siam Paragon and MBK shopping malls from the BTS sky train which is within walking distance. Its luxurious interiors, award-winning buffets, friendly ambience and attention to detail combine to provide a luxurious standard in comfort and service. 441 rooms and suites, six restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour room service, shopping arcade, beauty salon, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, outdoor pool, children’s pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna and steam bath.

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Sofitel Sukhumvit ★★★★★ The Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit blends the cosmopolitan energy of modern Thailand and classic Thai hospitality with French art de vivre in a prime location on bustling Sukhumvit Road, flanked by the financial district, upscale shopping venues and entertainment complexes. Modern and opulent, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit offers a truly luxurious stay with excellent service, high-tech amenities and a variety of fine cuisine outlets. The BTS sky train and underground stations are just steps away. 344 rooms and suites, three restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, shops, beauty salon, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna and jacuzzi.

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Siam Kempinski Hotel ★★★★★ Ideally located just a few steps from Siam Paragon shopping mall and offering the finest rooms and suites, this hotel is a luxurious oasis in the heart of Bangkok. The opulent and extravagant décor, floor to ceiling windows, towering ceilings and delicate Thai accents will leave you awestruck from the moment you arrive. A variety of delicious dining outlets will make your taste buds sing. The extensive treatments at the spa will revitalise your mind, body and soul. 401 rooms and suites, three restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, kids’ club, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, free-form swimming pool, fitness centre, spa, steam room and sauna.

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Amari Watergate Bangkok ★★★★★ In the heart of Bangkok, let the dynamism of modern Asia inspire you at the Amari Watergate Bangkok. This elegant hotel is conveniently and centrally located adjacent to Bangkok’s bustling shopping and business district in Pratunam on Petchburi Road with easy access to the two airport expressways. The hotel combines the luxury of well-appointed, spacious rooms and suites with fine restaurants and extensive recreational facilities. 569 rooms and suites, five restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shopping arcade, beauty salon, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, fitness centre and spa.

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Grand Sukhumvit Hotel ★★★★★

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The Landmark Bangkok ★★★★★

The hotel is ideally located in Sukhumvit Road, the bustling commercial, shopping and entertainment district. This elegant hotel’s architecture is contemporary and stylish, featuring luxurious rooms and suites.

This charming and sophisticated hotel is set on acres of premium Chao Praya River frontage, amongst Bangkok’s historical palaces, temples and museums. It offers a complimentary boat cruise to explore Bangkok.

The hotel enjoys an ideal location on Sukhumvit Road and it is a short walk to BTS Nana Station. The rooms have been newly renovated including the club floor which offers exclusive club privileges.

386 rooms, suites and apartments, restaurant, three lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, outdoor pool, fitness centre and spa.

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Amari Boulevard Hotel ★★★★

Holiday Inn Bangkok Silom ★★★★ Majestic Grande Hotel ★★★★

The hotel is located on a quiet residential street within walking distance of Sukhumvit Road. With a variety of leisure facilities and dining outlets, it offers excellent value for money.

This hotel is located in the heart of Bangkok’s commercial, shopping, jewellery and entertainment district and features beautifully decorated modern rooms.

309 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, shop, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, massage treatments, outdoor pool and a fitness centre.

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This stylish hotel enjoys a convenient location close to Sukhumvit Road. The hotel exudes a genuinely warm and welcoming ambience with contemporary décor and well-appointed rooms. 251 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna, jacuzzi and steam bath.

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Thailand • Beaches

Hua Hin Beach

James Bond Island near Phuket

Angthong National Marine Park, Koh Samui

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Once a quiet fishing village, Hua Hin grew into a fashionable escape for residents of Bangkok after the 1920s, when the Thai royal family built summer palaces here. Today it is still a favourite getaway of the Thai royal family, nobility and upper echelons of Thai society. Hua Hin today is an ideal destination where both couples and families can enjoy a quiet holiday and it is just a three-hour drive from Bangkok. Visitors can enjoy snorkelling, swimming, golf, spas, caves, peaks, waterfalls and nearby national parks.

Just an hour’s flight from the teeming streets of Bangkok lies the peaceful island of Koh Samui, the third largest of a group of nearly 100 beautiful islands. A tropical paradise with a mountainous green interior, long pristine palm-fringed beaches, colourful coral reefs, warm sheltered seas, quaint local villages, coconut plantations and easy-going people with a ready smile; it is one of Thailand’s most romantic destinations.

The largest island on Thailand’s west coast, where the warm clear waters of the Andaman Sea lap stretches of fine white sand, Phuket has become one of the region’s most sought after holiday destinations. Phuket has something for everyone from beaches with abundant watersports, great hiking in the forest-clad hills, to flavoursome Thai cuisine, authentic Thai spas and lively night entertainment.

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Krabi and Khao Lak

These islands, together with Koh Samui are located on the Central Gulf Coast of southern Thailand. Koh Phangan is the largest of Samui’s neighbouring islets and just a 30-minute ferry ride from Koh Samui. It is known as a land of coconut trees, famous for its full moon parties. Koh Tao’s natural beauty both above and below the water, with its stunning coral reefs and abundant marine life makes it an unforgettable destination. It can be reached from Koh Samui by boat in one hour. Both islands are a great choice with young adults for lively holidays.

A family-friendly destination, Krabi is located an approximate two hours’ drive from Phuket island. It has gorgeous beaches, fascinating coral, caves and rock climbing. The distinguishing feature is the massive limestone karsts, rising as towering peaks out of the flat rice paddies on land and as islands from the sea. Nature lovers will enjoy Khao Lak, located about an hour’s drive north of Phuket island on the shores of the Andaman Sea. It is a charming and peaceful resort with three national parks, lush tropical hills and beaches that go on for miles.

Located on a wide bay on Thailand’s east coast, Pattaya was once a sleepy little fishing village, but has now been transformed into an exciting resort offering excellent hotels and superb beaches. A mere two-hour drive from Bangkok, it is a vibrant hub of entertainment and activity. It is literally where east meets west, both in colour and character. When daylight fades, the night comes alive at dozens of spectacular clubs, restaurants and lounges. In recent years, Pattaya has reinvented itself as a more family-friendly destination. 62

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Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa ★★★★★ This luxury resort boasts a prime beachfront location within walking distance of the town centre. The spacious guest rooms are decorated in a Thai style and offer splendid sea views from the privacy of the balcony. Savor deliciously authentic Szechuan and Cantonese dishes at White Lotus, enjoy Thai favourites and wood-fired pizzas at The Market and take in stunning views across the Gulf of Thailand from the rooftop terrace and iconic Lotus Skybar. 296 rooms and suites, three restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, beauty salon, kids’ club, babysitting, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, two tennis courts and two squash courts.

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Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas, Hua Hin ★★★★★ Ideally set on a beachfront location, the resort is also close to the town centre which gives an ideal combination of seaside relaxation as well as exploring and shopping. The accommodation reflect the living heritage of the hotel and its era, with their high ceilings and polished hardwood flooring. 249 rooms, suites and villas, four restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, kids’ club, children’s activities, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, outdoor pools, fitness centre and tennis courts.

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Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya ★★★★★ The hotel is an exciting themed resort that is a destination in its own right. An entire world of fun and relaxation with a beachfront location offering an extensive array of watersports, an extensive water park, a kids’ club and an award-winning spa. All the rooms, suites and family residences are ocean-facing. 555 rooms, suites and residences, eight restaurants, five lounges, 24-hour room service, beauty salon, kids’ club, teen’s club, daily kids’ and teens’ activities, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, Lost World themed water park, outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, volleyball, rock climbing and tennis courts.

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Hilton Pattaya Hotel ★★★★★ Set in the heart of the city, overlooking the beach and the bay, this stylish hotel is situated above the Central Festival Pattaya Beach complex with over 300 international shops and restaurants, a 10-screen cinema, and a bowling alley. All the spacious and wellappointed rooms feature balconies with stunning panoramic views. 302 rooms and suites, five restaurants, three lounges, shops, 24hour room service, beauty salon, children’s activities, babysitting, outdoor pool, children’s pool, fitness centre and spa. Upgrade your stay to a King Deluxe Ocean Suite to enjoy the unique “live-in live-out” area on the extended private balcony and unwind in the outdoor bathtub.

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Thailand • Koh Samui Resorts Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui ★★★★★ Located on a white sandy private beach of Lam Yai Bay, this resort is a perfect escape to discover the idyllic bliss of Thailand’s island life. Each luxury villa features the utmost privacy with its own infinity pool and breathtaking views of an amphitheater of sky, ocean and bluegreen waters of the Gulf of Thailand. 60 pool villas and residences, three restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour in-villa dining, library, babysitting, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, yoga, two tennis courts, kick boxing ring and watersports. Upgrade your stay to a sea-facing Premier One-Bedroom Pool Villa and enjoy blissful views from the outdoor deck.

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Conrad Koh Samui ★★★★★ Situated on the southwestern tip of the idyllic Thai island, Conrad Koh Samui overlooks the azure reefs of Aow Thai Beach from its unique position on a dramatic hillside. The resort’s secluded location is home to 81 free-standing villas, all with private balconies and each of them with a private infinity pool, commanding breathtaking views over the Gulf of Thailand. 81 villas, three restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, beauty salon, kids’ club, children’s activities, babysitting, infinity pool, fitness centre, spa, aqua aerobics, Thai Chi, Thai boxing, yoga and watersport centre.

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Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa ★★★★★ Set in fragrant, tropical gardens with stunning views across the mesmerising blue sea of Lamai Bay, the hotel is set on a hill that gently slopes down to an exclusive quiet beach. It offers the intimacy of a secluded island village. Indulge in a restorative treatment at the Quan Spa, which signifies energy, prosperity, wholeness and a sense of wellbeing, a theme that is integrated within all the treatments on offer to regenerate the mind, body and soul. 78 rooms and villas, three restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, shopping arcade, beauty salon, babysitting, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna and jacuzzi.

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Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui ★★★★★ This colonial-style hotel stretches along six acres of Samui’s finest beach and is just a five-minute walk from the Chaweng centre. The rooms and suites offer spacious balconies and good ocean views. The resort is ideal for a relaxing beach holiday with the entire family and offers a great range of facilities including a huge swimming pool, a range of watersports, professionally supervised camp safari for the young ones and an e-zone for the teens. 203 rooms and suites, four restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, kids’ club, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna, jacuzzi, two tennis courts, water-skiing and sailing.

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Melati Beach Resort & Spa, Koh Samui ★★★★★ Set in an expansive and lush tropical landscape, featuring a magnificent waterfall, this resort offers unrivalled luxury while celebrating traditional Thai village design. The resort’s open-air beach restaurant serves fantastic Thai seafood, while the pool café has a live band in the evenings. The Melati Spa is next to a calming waterfall and pond; it provides an extensive array of treatments which combine natural ingredients and traditional herbs with modern massage techniques. 77 rooms, villas and suites, two restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, library, kids’ club, babysitting, two outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, sauna, yoga, golf, kayaking and snorkelling.

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Kirikayan Boutique Resort, Koh Samui ★★★★ The stylish Kirikayan Boutique Resort is a tropical escape on Chaweng beach. It is artistically decorated with a modern Asian theme that runs throughout the resort and the Art Avenue garden. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at the resort’s Chalay-Bun Aesthetic Dining Restaurant which serves Thai and international cuisine. Relaxing at the resort comes naturally; sunbathe on the beach, by the pool or indulge in some pampering spa treatments. 32 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, outdoor pool, babysitting, children’s pool and watersports.

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Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa ★★★★★ Tucked discreetly amidst the towering coconut palms of picturesque Koh Phangan, just a 30-minute ferry ride from Koh Samui, lies this unique tropical haven. Contemporary yet uniquely Thai, the resort offers an environment of exclusive and sophisticated elegance that blends effortlessly into the breathtaking surroundings; the ideal beach hideaway where romantic barefoot grandeur defines the tropical experience. 64 villas and suites with private plunge pools, restaurant, lounge, babysitting, outdoor pool, yoga, diving and watersports.

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Haad Tien Beach Resort, Koh Tao ★★★★ This exquisite resort is set in a stunning backdrop of beachfront panoramas, featuring its own 380-metre secluded beach situated at the southern tip of Koh Tao. This hidden little piece of paradise can be accessed by boat from Koh Samui. Accommodation is spread over 45 acres of land which features a stunning natural bay, perfect for swimming and snorkelling. The resort boasts its own PADI diving centre and a spa offering a range of holistic spa treatments. 70 villas, restaurant, lounge, limited hours of room service, outdoor pool, spa, diving and non-motorised watersports.

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Thailand • Welcome to Phuket Thailand’s playground is the country’s largest island and is located approximately 860 kilometres south of Bangkok. Phuket,
the ‘Pearl of the Andaman Sea’ has retained a distinctive culture, where the fusion of Chinese and Portuguese influences have combined with the traditions of the Chao Naam, the indigenous sea-faring people. Ideal for families, couples and watersport enthusiasts, the island is rife with fun activities, romantic experiences, shopping outlets and delicious dining.

Phuket sightseeing Join a half-day 5-in-1 Safari and experience an exciting elephantback jungle safari, ride on a local farmer’s ox cart through rice fields, learn how to make ‘Jungle Green Curry’, see how monkeys are taught to pick coconuts from palm trees and watch a traditional Thai Boxing show. Cruise Phang Nga by June Bahtra, a traditional Chinese junk boat. Visit the famous village Koh Panyi, absorb the breathtaking scenery and swim in the clear waters of the Andaman Sea. Discover the pearls of the Andaman Sea in a unique way by joining the Andaman Sea Kayaking Experience. Skilled guides paddle sea kayaks into the ‘Hongs’ or caves, which is one of the most beautiful experiences you can imagine. An untouched world, created by nature over millions of years.

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Watch the Phuket Fantasea Show, a spectacular Las Vegasstyle stage production that showcases Thailand’s rich and exotic heritage. This evening experience is filled with magical illusions, four dimensional effects, acrobatics, pyrotechnics, an elephant circus and stunts in one unique and unforgettable theatrical masterpiece guaranteed to thrill and delight visitors of all ages. Take a full-day to enjoy the natural beauty of Koh Phi Phi and Koh Kai. Snorkel in the crystal clear sea, visit the famous Maya Bay and marvel at the Viking Cave.

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• During your stay in Phuket don’t miss a visit to Phang Nga Bay. The bay is home to approximately 40 small islands that come straight out of the sea. The area is full of lagoons, caves and mangroves all of which are best visited with an experienced guide to ensure you don’t miss anything.

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• Visit Wat Chalong, the largest and one of the most visited Buddhist temples in Phuket. It was built at the beginning of the 19th century and has its walls and ceilings decorated with beautiful paintings depicting the life of Buddha and features a tall ‘Chedi’ that shelters a splinter of bone from Buddha. • Go shopping at Phuket Town Weekend Night Market. It is popular with locals and visitors alike where you will find fruits, old curiosities, animals and clothes. It is best to arrive in the late afternoon to ensure you arrive before the crowds. • Go to Patong Beach for vibrant nightlife. Spend some time clubhopping on Bangla Road which comes alive when the sun sets, or spend the evening watching the highly acclaimed, vibrant and flamboyant Simon Cabaret Show.


Phuket Resorts • Thailand

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Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort ★★★★★

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Situated oceanfront on a secluded cove on Phuket’s southwestern coast, the hotel offers limitless discovery with 470 renovated rooms and suites. Offering comfort and seclusion, this inviting slice of paradise is the ideal location for a family holiday at the beach as it has plenty to offer for the young and the young at heart. 470 rooms and suites, 10 restaurants and lounges, 24-hour room service, shopping arcade, kids’ club, babysitting, two outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, golf driving range, mini golf, four tennis courts, two squash courts, volleyball, basketball court and watersports.

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Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa ★★★★★

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This friendly resort is conveniently situated along Karon Beach and stretches over 75 acres of beautifully landscaped tropical gardens offering a range of services and activities. Unwind in the private balconies of the contemporary deluxe rooms and suites with great views of the scenic surroundings. 665 rooms and suites, five restaurants, three lounges, 24hour room service, shopping arcade, beauty salon, kids’ club, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, five outdoor pools, fitness centre, aerobics room, spa and three tennis courts. Upgrade your stay to a Deluxe Seaview Room and admire spectacular sunsets over the sparkling Andaman Sea.

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Amari Phuket ★★★★★

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This recently renovated hotel enjoys a privileged position on the Bay of Patong. The new luxurious Ocean Wing has been set on the hillside with panoramic views across the bay and the resort enjoys direct access to a private and secluded beach. Patong main beach is a 5-minute walk away and Patong town is a short drive away. The resort offers a variety of dining experiences with vibrant flavours in spectacular settings. 380 rooms and suites, two restaurants, four lounges, 24-hour room service, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, three outdoor pools, fitness room and spa.

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Millennium Resort Patong Phuket ★★★★★

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This magnificent hotel is located in the heart of one of Phuket’s most vibrant and popular areas making it the perfect location for an enjoyable holiday with friends. The hotel has two separate wings; the Beachside and the Lakeside that are connected to the Jungceylon shopping centre; a 200,000-square-metre shopping paradise with over 200 shopping and dining options. 418 rooms and suites, three restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, interconnecting rooms, two outdoor pools, fitness room and spa. Upgrade your stay to a Cabana Room and enjoy a private terrace with a jacuzzi and direct access to the pool.

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Banyan Tree Phuket ★★★★★ Bordered by the golden sands and gentle waves of the Andaman Sea, Banyan Tree Phuket is an oasis of peace and tranquility. Set amidst tropical gardens and located on its own private beach in the Laguna area, the resort offers luxurious, romantic settings and the finest range of facilities. Accommodation is in a choice of exclusive private pool villas, each with their own unique character and a variety of culinary experiences are on offer from spa cuisine to Thai specialties. 173 villas, five restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, boutiques, beauty salon, babysitting, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna, steam bath, tennis courts and golf.

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Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket ★★★★★ Located in the heart of Laguna Phuket, this resort is a sanctuary of tranquility nestled amidst acres of tropical gardens. It features neocolonial architecture underlined by modern Thai overtones. The hotel also offers unrivalled dining experiences to suit all tastes, from Continental to Thai cuisine, from poolside dining options to beachside barbeques. 252 rooms, suites and private pool villas, five restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, shop, kids’ club, babysitting, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, tennis court, table tennis, volleyball, bicycle rental and 18-hole Championship Golf Course nearby.

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Angsana Laguna Phuket ★★★★★ Located in the Laguna area, Angsana Laguna Phuket is part of Asia’s first integrated resort complex which consists of six luxury hotels, six palm-fringed lagoons, recreational facilities, shops, restaurants and a golf course. Vibrant and stylish décor combined with its modern facilities and in-room appliances give it the feel of a home away from home. The dining outlets offer exquisite cuisine. 402 rooms, lofts and suites, five restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, kids’ club, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, outdoor pool, children’s pool, fitness centre, spa, watersports, golf course, tennis courts and XANA Beach Club.

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Keemala, Phuket ★★★★★ This luxurious boutique hotel embraces a Thai cultural philosophy in its design and service. It is positioned in the woodlands and nestled well away from the crowds and overlooking Kamala Village. For beach lovers, the property offers transfers to nearby Kamala Beach. The one and two-bedroom villas are shaded by a canopy of rainforest and connected together by a network of jungle walkways. All villas are complete with a private pool and are designed with a rustic, yet lavish style. There are two dining venues to enjoy cuisine outside of the villa. 38 pool villas, two dining venues, two lounges, 24-hour room service, fitness centre and spa.

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JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, Mai Khao Beach ★★★★★

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This resort is spread over 11 hectares of exquisite tropical gardens with three swimming pools, freshwater ponds and naturally preserved coastal wetlands overlooking the Andaman Sea on the beautiful Mai Khao Beach. It is recommended for families as the kids’ club activities include circus training, batik painting, Thai dancing and face painting. 265 rooms and suites, six restaurants, five lounges, 24-hour room service, shopping arcade, babysitting, kids’ club, three outdoor pools, fitness room, spa and watersports.

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Mövenpick Beach Resort & Spa, Karon Beach ★★★★★

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The resort is located amid the lush tropical gardens and just steps away from pristine sands of Karon Beach. Guests can enjoy a variety of culinary specialties and indulge in some relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatments. The Children’s Play Zone features PlayStations, a DVD lounge, indoor games, table tennis and other sports activities. 363 rooms, suites and villas, four restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour room service, beauty services, children’s activities, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, four outdoor pools, fitness centre and spa.

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Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Patong ★★★★

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Located in the heart of Patong; within walking distance of the shopping, dining and entertainment areas, the resort is nestled among exotic gardens and features accommodation in two wings; the family-focused Main Wing and the Busakorn Wing with Thai design that offers spacious rooms with pool view or pool access in a tranquil tropical garden environment appreciated by couples seeking a more intimate resort experience. Enjoy amazing hospitality and an excellent dining selection. The hotel also provides daily guest activities and kids facilities. 398 rooms, four restaurants, two lounges, four adults and two kids’ pools, spa, fitness centre and kids’ club.

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Patong Beach Hotel ★★★★

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Patong Beach Hotel has the honour of being the first hotel on Phuket’s Sunset Coast. Guest accommodations are spread over three wings with Thai décor and sweeping views of the Andaman Sea, lush gardens or the swimming pool. Watersports are available along Patong Beach and a shopping area is a short stroll away. The hotel offers a good selection of dining venues from authentic Thai at the Papaya Thai Village to a quiet and romantic set up at the Andaman Garden. 245 rooms and suites, four restaurants, lounges, 24-hour room service, shopping arcade and babysitting, two outdoor pools and fitness centre.

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Thailand • Krabi and Khao Lak Resorts Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Krabi ★★★★★ This sophisticated resort located in Krabi provides an ideal getaway in one of the most exquisite corners of the world for those who appreciate luxury, absolute privacy and sophisticated service. Spread over 55 acres, the Ritz-Carlton Reserve is a paradisiacal destination with an extremely attentive staff, personal butlers and highly personalised service. Hop on the hotel’s daily long tail boat trip to snorkel and sunbathe at nearby Hong Island, sample the superlative cuisine and make time for unique experiences such as a candlelight yoga. 54 pavilions and villas, four restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, butler service, kids’ club, outdoor pool and fitness centre.

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Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort ★★★★★ This true Thai resort boasts gorgeous views, lovely Thai style accommodation, two inviting beachfront pools and several hammocks plotted in the vast 16-acre tropical gardens. The kids’ club provides a wide range of ‘edu-tainment’ and creative programmes, including batik, rocket and balloon making, and many others. Indulgent treatments at the spa include all-natural body scrubs and a fusion of holistic therapies from Bali, Thailand, Hawaii, Japan and China. 246 rooms and suites, four restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shop, beauty salon, kids’ club, babysitting, outdoor pool, fitness centre, tennis courts, beach volleyball and watersports centre.

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JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa ★★★★★ Surrounded by sea and sand, as well as lush tropical greenery, granite mountains and stunning waterfalls, this award-winning Thai-style luxury resort is set amid tropical gardens and boasts a the longest swimming pool in Southeast Asia. All the rooms are spacious and luxuriously appointed with modern amenities, separate sitting areas and balconies. The resort offers exciting activities and the nearby Similan Islands offer excellent dive sites. 293 rooms and suites, six restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, kids’ club, babysitting, connecting rooms, outdoor pool, kids’ pool, fitness centre, yoga, tennis court and watersports.

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The Sarojin Khao Lak ★★★★★ This gorgeous boutique resort is set amongst lush tropical gardens on a secluded beach providing year round swimming and watersports. The Similan Islands, forested national parks and Phang Nga Bay are nearby. The resort offers extraordinary private dining experiences on a secluded beach, candlelit jungle waterfall or private sand island. 56 residences, two restaurants, two lounges, limited hours of room service, outdoor pool, fitness room, Thai cooking classes, spa, luxury yacht and water sport centre. Upgrade your stay to a Pool Residence idyllically tucked away in its own tropical garden setting with a pool and a Thai sala pavilion.

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Welcome to Malaysia

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Malaysia

From the buzzing capital of Kuala Lumpur to the tropics of Borneo, Malaysia has a lot to offer, encompassing rugged mountain ranges, tropical rainforest, almost 900 islands, boundless rivers and rich wildlife. Foodies flock here for the street food, while Penang’s colonial heritage and the beaches of Langkawi are other magnets.

At a glance

When to visit

Emirates gateway: Kuala Lumpur International Airport

The country has an equatorial climate, making it warm year round with temperatures varying little from the 30℃ mark and showers yearround. The northeast monsoon, or rainy season, particularly affects the east coast of Peninsula Malaysia and Sarawak, with heavy rain from late November to mid-February.

Distance from airport to city centre: 58 kilometres Time zone: GMT +8 hours Currency: Malaysian Ringgit (MYR). ATMs are plentiful, with credit cards widely accepted in major establishments.

With its extensive coastline, beautiful islands, prehistoric jungle, ancient tribes, colonial architecture, Malay, Chinese and Indian heritage and sophisticated cities, Malaysia has a multitude of sightseeing options and activities. • From Chinatown to Little India, the towering Petronas Towers and everything in between, Kuala Lumpur is one of Southeast Asia’s most compelling cities. • Known for their tea plantations and strawberry farms, the hill country of the Cameron Highlands provides cooling respite from Malaysia’s relentless heat. • At 4,094 metres Mount Kinabalu is the highest peak in Southeast Asia. • Ride around Penang’s George Town in a trishaw as you marvel at preserved multicoloured colonial architecture.

Languages: Bahasa Malaysia is the official language but English is widely spoken. Thailand

If you are taking a family holiday to Malaysia with the kids, head to fun-packed Sunway Lagoon for a day. Cool down in the pools and rides at Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon or try out some adrenaline-fuelled activities at Extreme Park.

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7 days/6 nights – Chauffeur-driven private tour

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Explore the vibrant city of Kuala Lumpur, picturesque Cameron Highlands and the sights and sounds of the island of Penang. Day 1: Kuala Lumpur Transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2: Kuala Lumpur – Malacca – Kuala Lumpur Take a full-day tour of Malacca, visit St. Paul’s Hill, A’Famosa Fort, the oldest Chinese temples in Malaysia and Jonker Street, the Chinatown of Malacca. Day 3: Kuala Lumpur – Cameron Highlands On your way to Cameron Highlands, stop at Iskandar waterfalls, meet aborigines at their homes, visit a bamboo basket weaving craft centre and pass by jungle streams. Day 4: Cameron Highlands Day at leisure to discover Malaysia’s largest hill-station area. Visit the bee farm or stop at some of the most beautiful waterfalls. Day 5: Cameron Highlands – Penang Transfer to your hotel in Penang. Drive along the winding road to Simpang Pulai then to the state of Perak, known for its  tin mines, limestone mountains and caves. Day 6: Penang Visit the Penang Butterfly Farm and the Penang Toy Museum then ride the cable car up to Penang Hill for lunch. Later, relax on the beach or shop at the night market. Day 7: Penang – Kuala Lumpur Transfer to the airport for your flight to Kuala Lumpur.

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Borneo is the third largest island in the world and the largest island of Asia. Explore the city of Kuching and its surroundings in the state of Sarawak with its fascinating cultures and wildlife. Day 1: Kuala Lumpur – Kuching On arrival at Kuching, transfer to your hotel. At leisure, stroll the Kuching Waterfront, boasting with food stalls and admire the excellent view of The Astana and Fort Margherita. Day 2: Kuching Go on a walking tour to some famous attractions that include the Tua Pek Kong Chinese temple, Carpenter Street, India Street, Gambier Street, the State Mosque, the Merdeka Square, the St. Thomas’ Cathedral and Sarawak Museum.

Day 3: Kuching Visit the Bako National Park, a small peninsula home to seven unique rainforest ecosystems, making it an outstanding diversity of animal and plant life. Day 4: Kuching Visit Sarawak Cultural Village, nestled at the foothills of Mount Santubong and learn about the multifaceted cultures in Sarawak. This educational tour ends with a colourful multi-ethnic cultural performance. Day 5: Kuching In the evening, depart on a cruise along the Santubong River. You may see Irrawaddy dolphins, proboscis monkeys, fireflies, crocodiles and long-tailed macaque monkeys. Day 6: Kuching – Kuala Lumpur Transfer to the airport for your flight to Kuala Lumpur.

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Tailor-made Touring • Malaysia

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Embark on a fascinating journey and explore cultural Malaysia. Indulge in the taste of Penang, an island teeming with traditions and old world charm, the idyllic and natural beauty of Langkawi, with is picturesque paddy fields, jungle-clad hills and the cosmopolitan Kuala Lumpur known for its vibrant shopping scene. Day 1: Kuala Lumpur – Penang Transfer to your hotel. After check-in, depart on a culinary tour to explore the famed taste of Penang, from local wet markets to private dining. Later, visit the Penang Botanical Gardens founded by the British in 1884 from an old granite quarry site and is home to a variety of exotic plant species. Continue to Entopia, one of the first butterfly farms in the world with over a thousand butterflies from 120 different species. Day 2: Penang – Langkawi Transfer to your hotel. Day at leisure to relax and discover the many beautiful, pristine beaches of this island. Take a walk along Pantai Cenang Beach, the busiest beach in Langkawi where you will find several cafes, restaurants and souvenir shops along the beach strip and then comes alive at night with live music and performances. Go snorkelling at Pulau Payar Marine Park where you will see some of the most beautiful and colourful corals. Day 3: Langkawi After breakfast, go on a half-day tour to Eagle Square, later take a Cable Car ride up 700 metres above sea level to Langkawi Sky Bridge. Then, head to the Craft complex, nestled on a hillside overlooking the sea, here you can enjoy a wide range of souvenirs, handicrafts and delicate hand drawn batik. Finally, continue to Kuah Town, a lively street shopping district. Rest of the evening at leisure. Day 4: Langkawi After breakfast, proceed to the jetty and board a boat to the northeast of the island to explore the mangrove and ancient limestone. Admire the abundant wildlife with striking plants and animal, remarkable views of unique limestone rock formation surfacing from the

Day 5: Langkawi – Kuala Lumpur At noon, depart for your domestic flight to Kuala Lumpur. Later, take a tour of this vibrant city, stop for photos at Petronas Twin Tower and then visit the beautiful Lake Gardens where the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is located. Later, you will be dropped off at the famous Bukit Bintang Street, a real shopping haven where you can find everything from designers to local stores and plenty of restaurants and coffee shops. Day 6: Kuala Lumpur After breakfast, head to the magnificent Batu Caves, a limestone hill made up of three major caves and several smaller ones. An awe-inspiring sight, the 272 steps will lead you up to the Batu Caves where you can see some monkeys and spectacular view of the city skyline. Rest of the day at leisure. You can visit on your own KLCC Suria Shopping Mall, the open bazaar at Chinatown or head to Bangsar where you will find numerous fine dining and international restaurants. Day 7: Kuala Lumpur Day at leisure before you transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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Malaysia • Welcome to Kuala Lumpur Lose yourself in Kuala Lumpur, featuring an intriguing blend of tradition, culture, old-world charm and newworld sophistication. The city is a cultural melting pot consisting of Chinese, Malay, South Indian and Eastern Malaysian ethnic groups with each community offering its own festivals, food, music, art and fashion. The Golden Triangle is the main district that encompasses three major roads: Jalan Imbi, Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Raja Chulan with Bukit Bintang district being located in the centre of the Golden Triangle and is the main spot for high-end shopping, dining and entertainment. For a cultural experience, travel to the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur and discover sights and attractions that will fascinate you. Enjoy Kuala Lumpur’s diverse cultural districts, buzzing nightlife, endless shopping venues, unique architecture, verdant parks, varied cuisines and infinite leisure activities.

Kuala Lumpur sightseeing City Orientation Tour: A half-day tour where you can observe the contrast of old Moorish architecture with the modern Petronas Twin Towers. Visit Merdeka Square, the National Mosque and the New Royal Palace. Visit the National Museum, stroll through the Lake Gardens and do some shopping at the Handicraft Centre and Cocoa Boutique. Historical Malacca Tour: Where the history of Malaysia is said to have begun and the Portuguese, Dutch and English have once ruled, Malacca is a cultural experience to not be missed. Go on a full-day tour and visit St. Paul’s Hill and A’Famosa Fort for a view of the Straits, marvel at the Stadhuys Building and the ruins of St. Paul’s Church.

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i-City Theme Park Tour: Embark on a chilling and thrilling experience for the entire family. Walk through a forest of man-made illuminated trees, have a snowball fight, climb inside an igloo and go bob-sledding. Suburbs of Kuala Lumpur Tour: This half-day tour will take you to the eastern suburb of the city, past Embassy Row to the Royal Selangor Pewter factory and a Batik Factory. Batu Caves: Ascend 272 steps to the limestone Temple where the cavernous interior is home to Hindu Deities. Don’t let the playful monkeys steal your food on the way up. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park: Known as ‘World’s Largest Free-flight Walk-in Aviary’ and housing over 3,000 birds of around 200 exotic local and foreign species in approximately 20.9 acres of lush hilly landscape.

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• Kuala Lumpur Tower, also known as Menara Tower, is the seventh tallest communications tower in the world. Enjoy spectacular views of the city 423 metres above the ground at the observation deck and dine in style at the revolving restaurant.

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• Never has eating on the street been so intensely satisfying. Let your nose and your taste buds lead you on a delicious journey of discovery as you savour appetizers, mains and desserts while you stroll through alleys, side streets and grand avenues. Start on Jalan Alor Food Street. • Enjoy an ideal family weekend experience in the Genting Highlands with cool weather, breathtaking views, a theme park with rides and attractions for adults and children, superb shopping and dining outlets and great hotels. • If you want to experience the Arab world of the Middle East while visiting Southeast Asia, the place to head is Ain Arabia. This street is located at Jalan Berangan in Bukit Bintang.

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Kuala Lumpur Hotels • Malaysia

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The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur ★★★★★

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Situated on a lively shopping strip on Bintang Walk, in the heart of the Golden Triangle, and directly connected to the luxury retail mall, Starhill Gallery. The lavishly decorated rooms are spacious, furnished in warm earth tones and have floor to ceiling windows to maximize natural light. Indulge in the endless dining options offered at Feast Village within Starhill Gallery. 364 rooms and suites, five restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, children’s activities, shopping arcade, outdoor pool, children’s pool, fitness centre and spa. Upgrade your stay to a two-bedroom suite for a larger space when travelling with family.

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Grand Millennium, Kuala Lumpur ★★★★★

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Strategically located in the heart of Bukit Bintang, within the luxuries of the city’s fascinating Golden Triangle. Adjacent to Pavilion Shopping Mall and situated across Starhill Gallery, Fahrenheit 88, Bintang Walk as well as Lot 10 Shopping Complex. Guests can relax and rejuvenate in a free-form outdoor resort-style swimming pool and enjoy holistic treatments at The Spa. 468 rooms and suites, four restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, interconnecting rooms, outdoor pool, fitness centre and spa. Upgrade your stay to a Grand Deluxe Room which offers additional benefits like complimentary breakfast, laundry or pressing, Wi-Fi and late check-out.

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Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur ★★★★★

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Located along the Golden Triangle, the hotel is within walking distance to the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and monorail and 15 minutes’ walk to the high-end Pavilion Shopping mall. The luxurious rooms overlooking the city or the hotel’s lavish garden, decorated in warm, neutral colours with contemporary furnishing and provide plenty of natural daylight. 662 rooms and suites, seven restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, shopping arcade, hairdresser, beauty salon, fitness centre, massage treatments, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Upgrade your stay to a Horizon Club Room for personalised service and exclusive privileges.

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Villa Samadhi, Kuala Lumpur ★★★★★

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A boutique resort within the heart of Kuala Lumpur, perfect for a couple’s getaway, Villa Samadhi is just a 10-minute drive to Bukit Bintang and an hour’s drive from the airport. The Asianinspired rooms are impressively spacious with walk-in closets and provide the utmost privacy. All rooms are unique, decorated with contemporary Asian furniture. Ground floor rooms provide guests with direct access to the pool, while some of the upper floor rooms have either an outdoor or indoor plunge pool. 20 rooms, restaurant, lounge and outdoor pool. Upgrade your stay to Luxe Sarang for direct access to the pool.

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Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur ★★★★★ Located at Jalan Raja Chulan, adjacent to the monorail and within walking distance to Bukit Bintang known for its shopping and entertainment, Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) and Chinatown. Rooms are bright and equipped with modern amenities. Dine and unwind in one of the restaurants, cafés and sports lounges within this lavish hotel, from Western to Asian cuisine and from freshly baked pastries. 515 rooms and suites, three restaurant, two lounges, 24-hour room service, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna, steam and bath. Upgrade your stay to a Club Room for a larger room space and excellent city views.

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E&O Residences Kuala Lumpur ★★★★★ Located on Jalan Raja Chulan, close to key attractions and sights, the E&O Residences offer a choice of one-bedroom and twobedroom suites, beautifully furnished with separate living area and fully equipped kitchen and home entertainment system. A rich choice of restaurants and shopping havens lie within walking distance, whilst the city’s transportation network readily connects you to the rest of the city. 200 one and two-bedroom suites, restaurant, children’s play area, babysitting, outdoor pool, fitness centre and spa. Upgrade your stay to a Two-Bedroom Suite when travelling with your family.

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Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur ★★★★★ Located in Jalan Imbi close to Golden Triangle, the hotel is linked to a shopping mall with over 1,000 outlets and an indoor theme park as well as being directly connected to the monorail. Rooms are styled with simplicity and elegance in mind. 650 rooms and suites, two restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shopping arcade, children’s play area, outdoor pool and children’s pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna, jacuzzi, steam bath and a squash court. Upgrade your stay to a Two-Bedroom Deluxe Suite ideal for families.

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Swiss-Garden Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur ★★★★ Situated between Bukit Bintang and Chinatown, this hotel offers a combination of accommodation from guestrooms to one and twobedroom apartments. Rooms are luxuriously designed, furnished in warm earth tones. 296 rooms and 300 residential suites, four restaurants, two lounges, limited hours of room service, children’s play area, outdoor pool and children’s pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna and jacuzzi. Upgrade your stay to The Residences which are larger and are equipped with a kitchenette ideal for family stays.

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Sunway Resort City • Malaysia

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Sunway Resort City Located within Sunway Resort City in Petaling Jaya, this unique complex comprises of hotels, a Balinese inspired spa, an 88-acre theme park with an 18,000 square feet expanse of man-made beach, a mega shopping and entertainment mall with 250 retail shops, 10 cinema halls and an ice-skating rink. Age is no bar for the fun experience at Sunway Lagoon. In addition to the fun rides, be amazed by the parades, special character appearances and performances that go beyond imagination. The wildlife encounters offer a range of interactive programmes that provide a unique opportunity to get to know the animals upclose and personal. Easily accessible as a day trip from downtown Kuala Lumpur, guests can also choose to stay at The Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa or the Pyramid Tower located within the complex which offers direct access to all the leisure facilities of the complex.

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Sunway Lagoon has over 80 attractions sprawled over 88 acres of land offering adults and children non-stop fun and entertainment at six main attractions; Waterpark, Amusement Park, Extreme Park, Scream Park, Wildlife Park and Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon. Experience adrenaline-pumping water slides or relaxing tube rides at the Water Park. Enjoy fun rides with the kids at Amusement Park or try your hand at a game of paintball or speed testing at Extreme Park. While Scream Park sets apart the brave from the faint-hearted, Wildlife Park provides a learning experience. Last but not least, for a wet and exciting adventure, explore the fantasyland filled with colossal water rides and water playgrounds, canopy walks and meandering pathways, beautiful waterfalls and recreational camp sites at Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon. Whatever your fantasy, Sunway Lagoon has it all.

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Located within the complex with direct access to Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall and Sunway Lagoon Theme Park. Retreat in the spacious, bright rooms full of natural light, the calming earth tone décor with breathtakingly beautiful views of Sunway Lagoon. Experience authentic taste of popular dishes inspired by Malaysian and Asian culture. After a long day of fun, rejuvenate at the spa offering Balinese inspired treatments. 468 rooms, suites and villas, five restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shopping arcade, interconnecting rooms, fitness centre, spa and theme park. Upgrade your stay to a Junior Suite for a larger room space and special access to The Club Lounge.

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Malaysia • Welcome to Langkawi Langkawi, an archipelago of 99 islands, is the first Geopark in Southeast Asia. Set amidst turquoise sea, Langkawi is known as the ‘Jewel of Kedah’ and is an ideal getaway that beckons with clear skies, unspoilt beaches, natural beauty, picturesque paddy fields, excellent food and friendly faces. Inland the dense jungle and tumbling waterfalls contribute to the islands outstanding natural beauty. There’s so much to explore on this beautiful island – its incredible nature is home to various exotic species. Trek through to Mount Mat Cincang Peak and admire the Seven Wells waterfalls. Langkawi is also the premier duty-free shopping destination in Malaysia.

Langkawi Sightseeing Highlights of Langkawi: Pass through Eagle Square, the proud landmark of Langkawi. Take a cable car ride to one of the highest mountains in Langkawi, gliding through the rainforest to the highest point on the island. Visit Kraf Budaya, a magnificent cultural craft complex and then end your tour in Kuah Town, a lively shopping district Sailing in the Tropics: An adventure cruise with lots of fun things to do and includes learning to sail, jungle trekking, boom netting, fishing and swimming. Enjoy a buffet lunch on board while taking in the spectacular scenery.

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Full-day Coral Island Escapade: Sail on a catamaran and discover the fascinating marine life within Langkawi. You can choose to take a ride in a glass bottom boat to see the water creatures without getting wet or you can enjoy snorkelling and diving to observe magnificent aquatic creatures. Mangrove and Limestone Tour: Explore an abundance of wildlife with striking exotic plants and animal, remarkable views of unique limestone rock formation surfacing from the floor of the mangrove swamp and seabed. Jungle Trek: Journey through the tropical rainforest and discover the beauty of nature in Langkawi. Explore over 400 tree species and exotic animals. Take the evening walk to witness the shift from daytime to nightime animals. Langkawi Cable Car

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• Take a 15-minute ride on a cable car up 708 metres to the top of Mount Mat Cincang for the most breathtaking views of the surrounding islands and rainforests. • Underwater World Langkawi is Malaysia’s largest aquarium with more than 500 species of sea creatures and animals. • If you feel like pampering yourself, visit Ayer Hangat Village, a modern cultural complex with duty-free shopping stores, restaurants, private jacuzzis with natural saltwater and hot springs. You can also get a foot reflexology massage.


Langkawi Beach Resorts • Malaysia

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The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa ★★★★★

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This hotel is located close to the jetty and the duty-free shopping in Kuah town on the southeastern coast of Langkawi. Infused with breathtaking natural beauty, the resort is a haven of sandy beaches, the beautiful Andaman Sea and lush tropical greenery. You can enjoy watersports on the beachfront, simply lounge by the pool or revive your senses in the spa. The tastefully furnished rooms are bright and airy and are decorated in warm, refreshing colours for a sense of relaxation. Heavenly Spa By Westin is set on a beachfront taking its primary inspiration from the surrounding beauty of Langkawi. 222 rooms, suites and villas, four restaurants, two lounges, 24hour room service, shops, children’s activities, kids’ club for four to 12-year olds, outdoor pool, children’s pool, fitness centre, spa, tennis courts, indoor squash courts and watersports. Upgrade your stay to a One Bedroom Villa and enjoy great privacy with your family.

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The Danna Langkawi ★★★★★

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On the west coast of the tropical Langkawi sits the Colonialinspired The Danna Langkawi, adjacent to the beautiful marina of Telaga Harbour. The spacious rooms are elegantly designed with a private balcony that frames the different angles of the ocean, marina, hills and the courtyard. The hotel houses the largest infinity pool on the island and a visit to The Danna Spa is highly recommended. The Danna Fitness is adjacent to the spa, whilst the Kiddies’ Club located on the ground floor offers activities for children and babysitting services. The Danna Langkawi is situated at the edge of leisure-convenience and is ideal for a relaxing getaway. 125 rooms and suites, three restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, three-tiered outdoor infinity pool, children’s pool, fitness centre, spa, library and billiard room. Upgrade your stay to Grand Viceroy located on the highest floor, and enjoy breathtaking views of the bay and the ocean.

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The St. Regis Langkawi ★★★★★

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The epitome of luxury, from the grand entrance to the finer details, The St. Regis Langkawi is set against Langkawi’s majestic rainforest on a private lagoon in Kuah. Rooms are bright and are furnished in warm earth tones paired with modern accents to give a cosy yet sophisticated feeling to the space. Iridium Spa, a refined sanctuary of timeless elegance brings together a combination of traditional and modern practices where treatments are enhanced by tropical botanicals carefully selected for their therapeutic benefits. Designed with every detail in mind, dining at the St. Regis is truly an unforgettable experience. 89 rooms, suites and villas, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, shop, beauty salon, outdoor pool, children’s pool, fitness centre, babysitting service and spa. Upgrade your stay to a St. Regis Pool Suite for a private pool, direct access to the public pool and beachfront lagoon.

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Four Seasons Resort Langkawi ★★★★★ Stretching for over a mile along the beaches, the Four Seasons Resort Langkawi is a haven of natural wonder and eco-adventures. 48 acres of vast beachfront gardens bordering the rainforest provide endless space and privacy. The chalets are designed according to rustic Malay architectural style and are surrounded by lush tropical rainforests. The gardens are dotted with striking Beach Villas and Pavilions, showcasing traditional Malay architecture with Moorish influences and superb facilities that include a multi-tiered family pool and kids’ club, an adult quiet pool with private cabanas and the Geo Spa. Enjoy some of the best watersports onsite as well as a host of adrenaline-fuelled activities such as rock climbing, archery and Blokarts. 91 pavilions and villas, three restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, kids’ club, kids’ activities, outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, tennis court and watersports. Upgrade your stay to a Beach Villa featuring a private plunge pool and provides direct access to the beach.

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Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa ★★★★★ Inspired by a traditional Malay village, Meritus Pelangi Resort sits on 35 acres along a kilometre stretch of white sandy Cenang beach on the southeastern coast of Langkawi. The rooms and suites are housed in single or double storey chalets raised on stilts with open and spacious verandas. All rooms and suites feature an open, spacious veranda with garden, pool, lake or sea views. Relax with refreshing and rejuvenating beauty and massage therapies at exclusive Pelangi Spa, or pick from land or sea excursions and watersports activities readily arranged for you. 355 rooms and suites, two restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, children’s activities, kids’ club for four to 12-year olds, outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, games room, tennis courts, squash courts and watersports Upgrade your stay to a Pool Terrace Chalet for direct access to two free-form outdoor swimming pool.

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Berjaya Langkawi Resort ★★★★ This resort, located on the west coast of Langkawi, is immersed in Malaysian heritage. The chalets are designed according to rustic Malay architectural style and are surrounded by lush tropical rainforests while the suites are uniquely built on stilts on land and by the water’s edge. Cushioned in a rainforest sanctuary, this resort has boundless views over Burau Bay and green mountainside. 412 rooms and suites, five restaurants, four lounges, limited hours of room service, children’s playground, kids’ club for four to 11year olds, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna, games room, tennis court and watersports. Upgrade your stay to a Premier Chalet and enjoy uninterrupted views of the Andaman Sea.

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Welcome to Penang, Kota Kinabalu and Pangkor • Malaysia

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A tropical island with lively beaches, popular resorts, quaint fishing villages, elegant colonial architecture and fascinating history. Penang cuisine is a reflection of the city’s multicultural mix of Malay, Chinese and Indian people.

Is situated on the tropical island of Borneo. A resort city with warm hospitality, long sandy beaches, paradise islands, virgin coral reefs, tropical rainforests and the highest mountain in Southeast Asia, Mount Kinabalu.

A beautiful, tranquil island resort with sandy, pristine beaches and tropical rainforest, offering bespoke holistic experience designed for recouping, restoring overall wellbeing and rekindling romance.

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Heritage Trishaw Trail: Take a leisurely ride on an enchanting ‘beca’ and take in popular sites like Khoo Kongsi Temple, Fort Cornwallis, Little India, Market Street and Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion on one of the two routes.

Kinabalu Park and Poring Hot Spring Tour: Take a half-day tour and visit Kinabalu Park, a World Heritage site, and the Poring Hot Springs. En route, enjoy panoramic views of the countryside and Mount Kinabalu, Southeast Asia’s highest peak.

Pangkor Island Excursion: Visit nearby islands and explore the Malaysian culture and heritage through its vibrant towns and traditional homes. Visit the restored Dutch fort and the hillside Taoist temple.

Lost World of Tambun: A theme park consisting of a Water Park, Amusement Park, Tiger Valley, Lost World Petting Zoo, Lost World Hot Spring & Spa and Tin Valley. Orangutan and Mangrove Forest Tour: Take a short ferry ride to Bukit Merah Laketown Resort to view orangutans in their natural habitat. On return, visit Matang Mangrove Forest recognized as the best managed sustainable mangrove ecosystem in the world.

Mari Mari Cultural Village: Visit the tribal houses on a half-day tour and learn about the rich culture of Sabah. You will be taken to five show houses representing the five largest ethnic groups in Sabah. Watch the demonstration of age-old activities such as blowpipe making, starting a fire the traditional way, tattoo-making and a traditional cultural dance performance.

Snorkelling Excursion: Take in the beauty of the surrounding island then snorkel in the crystal clear water to spot some of the most stunning tropical marine fish. Sunset Cruise: Hop onboard a teakwood Oriental junk and enjoy canapes and drinks while observing breathtaking views of the landscape.

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• Visit the Penang night market and haggle for souvenirs.

• The Signal Hill Observatory Platform offers a bird’s eye view of the city.

• Snorkelling among the stunning corals and sea cucumbers.

• Fort Cornwallis is a well-known landmark. Within its ten-foot high walls, you can see a 17th century chapel, some prison cells, ammunition storage area and more.

• The Green Connection Aquarium, will take you on a guided journey through limestone caves, dense rainforest jungles and coral reefs.

• Visit Fu Lin Kong Temple built in a Taoist style, one of the most renowned Chinese temples in Pangkor Island.

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Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang ★★★★★ Located on the famous Batu Ferringhi beach, this resort is nestled in 30 acres of lush gardens and has two buildings, the Garden Wing and the Rasa Wing. The Garden Wing rooms reflect the surrounding beauty of the resort with a fresh and airy space. 304 rooms and suites, three restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour room service, kids’ club for four to 12-year olds, outdoor pool, children’s pool, fitness centre, spa and floodlit tennis courts. Upgrade your stay to a Rasa Wing Room to enjoy exclusive privileges.

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Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang ★★★★★ Situated in George Town within walking distance to shopping, dining and entertainment district. Each suite is classically designed, offering a separate lounge and bedroom area and picturesque views of the Straits of Malacca. Indulge in a range of dining experiences, classical yet contemporary dining or unwind by the poolside with drinks while admiring the mesmerizing views of the Andaman Sea. 221 suites, three restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour room service, spa and fitness centre. Upgrade your stay to a suite at Victory Annexe for exclusive access to the Planters Lounge which offers exclusive benefits.

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Seven Terraces Hotel, Penang ★★★★★ Influenced by the Anglo-Chinese, Seven Terraces Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Penang, a World Heritage Site, within walking distance to key attractions such as Goddess of Mercy Temple and the popular Penang Peranakan Mansion. The apartments and suites are spacious, decorated in dark wooden furnishing and features a separate sleeping area and a balcony. 17 apartments and suites, restaurant, café Upgrade your stay to a Family Suite for a larger space which includes a duplex with a spacious lounge area.

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Golden Sands Resort, Penang ★★★★ This resort is beautifully landscaped and is located along the Batu Ferringhi beach. The Adventure Zone entertainment centre and kids’ club provide plenty of activities for families with children. The spacious rooms have a warm, cosy ambience, furnished with modern luxury and offer views of the verdant hills or azure sea. 387 rooms and suites, two restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, kids’ club for four to 12-year olds, outdoor pools, kids’ pool with water slides and tennis courts. Upgrade your stay to Executive Seaview Room located on higher floors for breathtaking views of the ocean.

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Step back in time with a ride on the beca (trishaw) through Penang.

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Kota Kinabalu, Terengganu and Pangkor Resorts • Malaysia

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Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu ★★★★★

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Set amidst 25 acres of beautifully-landscaped gardens overlooking the South China Sea. The marina offers guests easy accessibility to neighbouring islands for day trips and beach activities. 492 rooms and suites, four restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour room service, shopping arcade, children’s activities, kids’ club, outdoor pool, children’s pool, fitness centre, spa, tennis courts and watersports. Upgrade your stay to a Kinabalu Sea View Room for sweeping views of the ocean and Mt. Kinabalu.

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Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu ★★★★★

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A premier luxury resort set amidst 400 acres of tropical forest. This hotel offers a range of outdoor activities including a nature reserve, an orangutan rehabilitation centre and deep-sea fishing. 416 rooms and suites, five restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour room service, shop, children’s activities, kids’ club, children’s play area, outdoor pool, children’s pool, fitness centre, spa, 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, horse riding and watersports. Upgrade your stay to an Ocean Wing room for stunning views of the ocean and personalised service throughout your stay.

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Tanjong Jara Resort, Terengganu ★★★★★

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Located on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, explore a haven of luxury designed to reflect the elegance of 17th century Malay Palaces. The contemporary rooms are elegantly furnished in local timber and rich fabrics providing a cosy yet sophisticated ambience. Reinvigorate and distress at the Spa Village Tanjong Jara, a true sanctuary for relaxation providing authentic Malay treatments. 99 rooms, three restaurants, lounge, shop, babysitting service, outdoor pool, spa and tennis courts. Upgrade your stay to a Anjung Room for a larger space and direct beach access.

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Pangkor Laut Resort ★★★★★

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Located on a privately owned island, off the west coast of peninsular Malaysia. It is a tropical paradise with sandy beaches, surrounded by tropical rainforest. Relax at the resort’s renowned Spa Village which offers ancient Malay, Chinese, Indian and Thai healing rituals after tasting delectable Continental, Japanese, International and local cuisine made from the finest local ingredients and transformed into a feast every day. 140 rooms and suites, seven restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, two outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, jacuzzi, tennis court, squash court, watersports, fishing and helipad. Upgrade your stay to a Hill Villa for magnificent sea views.

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Spend a day in Sandakan and learn more about the fascinating Orangutan and Proboscis Monkey.

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Welcome to Singapore

Gardens by the Bay View over Marina Bay

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Singapore

Venture into the wild on a full-day River and Night Safari and experience the ecosystems of the world’s most iconic rivers and roam the jungle at the night safari as you encounter animals in their natural habitat.

Not only is the island nation of Singapore a foodie hotspot, a shopping paradise, one of the most multicultural destinations you will find in Southeast Asia, and a nightlife hub, it is also steeped in history and has fun-packed family appeal too, from the island attractions of Sentosa to one of the only night-time safaris in the world.

At a glance

When to visit

Emirates gateway: Singapore Changi Airport

There isn’t a great deal of climatic variation, with Singapore hot and humid year round, but April and May are especially hot, while March and September are susceptible to the highest humidity. The month with potentially the heaviest rainfall is December, while January is the coolest option temperature-wise.

Distance from airport to city centre: 25 kilometres Time zone: GMT +7 hours Currency: Singapore Dollar (SGD)

Wander through 20.2 hectares on a half-day Jurong Bird Park Tour featuring aviaries that mimic the natural habitats of the birds. View the stylish tuxedoed creatures at the Penguin Exhibit and Birds and Buddies Show on a half-day tour. Approximately a 90-minute drive from Singapore is LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort. Enjoy a theme park packed with family fun with more than 70 rides, shows and attractions. On a half-day Singapore City Tour enjoy impressive views of Marina Bay from the Botanic Gardens and visit one of Singapore’s oldest Buddhist – Taoist temples, Chinatown, the National Orchid Garden and Little India. Finally, feel on top of the world as the Singapore Flyer takes you up to 165 metres in the sky.

Languages: Mandarin Chinese, English, Malay and Tamil are the official languages, with English the widespread common language of communication.

Singaporeans love their food and the new Michelin guide features more than 200 restaurants. But only one got three stars – Joel Robuchon’s restaurant in Hotel Michael at Resorts World Sentosa.

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Hotels • Singapore

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Marina Bay Sands ★★★★★

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Forming part of the iconic Singapore skyline with its unique design of three cascading hotel towers topped by a boat shaped deck. Located in the heart of Singapore, fronting Marina Bay, this integrated resort features the world’s highest and largest infinity pool, world-class entertainment including Broadway shows, a light and water show, nightlife and so much more. Rooms at Marina Bay Sands are luxuriously designed in gold-and-earth toned furnishings and provide the ultimate comfort with floor-toceiling windows offering stunning views of the city. Dine in over 60 restaurants from around the world and enjoy some of the best culinary creations from some of the world’s best celebrity chef restaurants. 2,560 rooms and suites, over 60 restaurants and lounges, 24-hour room service, shopping arcade, outdoor pool, fitness centre and spa. Upgrade your stay to a Family Room for a larger space when travelling with your family.

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Raffles Hotel Singapore ★★★★★

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A renowned, all-suite, luxury hotel situated in the heart of the city, Raffles beautifully stands out from neighbouring modern buildings due to its magnificent classic colonial architecture retained from the 19th century. The majestic rooms are luxuriously classic yet contemporary, designed with teak wooden floors, Oriental carpets, antique furnishing and modern amenities. The hotel has an unparalleled spread of dining outlets from Asian to Western cuisine, each uniquely prepared with the freshest ingredients. For a quiet retreat to restore balance and harmony between the body and the mind, head to Raffles Spa where treatments are inspired by Asia, Middle East and European tradition. 103 suites, six restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour room service, shopping arcade, butler service, outdoor pool, fitness centre and spa. Upgrade your stay to a Palm Court Suite that overlooks a garden with beautiful palm trees.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore ★★★★★

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This hotel is situated in the popular Marina Bay area conveniently located just steps from exciting attractions such as Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Flyer and Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. Discover a seven-acre oasis filled with landscaped gardens, tropical plants and a swimming pool. Rooms are generously spacious, bright with plenty of natural daylight and offer beautiful panoramic views of the Marina Bay, Singapore River or city skyline. One of the unique highlights of the hotel is its mesmerising 4,200-piece contemporary art collection which guests can discover on a self-guided iPod tour. Its authentic Cantonese restaurant, Summer Pavilion, earned its first Michelin Star in the inaugural Michelin Guide Singapore 2016, the only Chinese restaurant in a hotel to receive this accolade 608 rooms and suites, three restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, outdoor pool, fitness centre and spa. Upgrade your stay to a Deluxe Marina Bay View Room and enjoy panoramic views of the Marina Bay.

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Grand Hyatt Singapore ★★★★★ Located in world-renowned Orchard Road precinct, Singapore’s prime shopping and entertainment district, this hotel offers an award-winning spa, numerous restaurants and is a five-minute walk from the Orchard MRT station. Rejuvenate at Damai, which incorporates healing philosophies, techniques and traditions of Chinese, Malay, Indian and European cultures into its offerings. 677 rooms and suites, four restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa and two floodlit tennis courts. Upgrade your stay to a Grand Deluxe Room which is larger, with a separate living area and a more comfortable option for longer stays.

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Park Hotel Clarke Quay ★★★★ Centrally located within close proximity to Clarke Quay entertainment precinct. Architecturally inspired by Singapore’s colonial past, rooms are designed in modern furnishing with rich colours and natural daylight and offer spectacular views of the city skyline and the River. Crystal Club rooms are located on the top floors and come with a range of Crystal Club privileges that include exclusive check-in and check-out, complimentary high speed internet and so much more. 336 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, room service, babysitting, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa and jacuzzi. Upgrade your stay to a Crystal Club room for Crystal Club privileges.

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Orchard Hotel, Singapore ★★★★ Situated on Singapore’s renowned Orchard Road, this hotel commands a coveted location on this famous shopping and entertainment boulevard. It is within walking distance of the Orchard MRT station and has easy access to Chinatown and Little India. This award-winning hotel has two buildings, the Orchard Wing and the contemporary Claymore Wing. 656 rooms and suites, three restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, lap pool and fitness centre. Upgrade your stay to a Premier Room if you are looking for spacious interiors with contemporary and elegant designs.

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Hotel Jen Orchard Gateway Singapore ★★★★ Strategically located right in the heart of the famous Orchard Road with direct access to Somerset MRT station. The well-appointed rooms offer an abundance of sunlight with floor-to-ceiling windows and complementing amenities for an indulgent experience. Complete your stay by experiencing the sensational 47 metre rooftop infinity pool, perfect for a leisurely dip or afternoon cocktail, with panoramic views of the Singapore skyline and beyond. 499 rooms and suites, restaurant, two lounges, 24-hour room service, fitness centre and spa. Upgrade your stay to a Club Room for panoramic views of Singapore and Club Lounge access and benefits.

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Sentosa Attractions • Singapore

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Sentosa Underwater World

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Sentosa, the state of fun Sentosa is a popular island resort where exciting attractions include interactive shows that make history and culture come alive. Lush green surroundings and round-theclock entertainment with thrilling shows are all encompassed in around 400 hectares of land.

Resorts World® Sentosa For a fun-filled family holiday, it gets no better than a stay at Singapore’s premier resort area. Resorts World® Sentosa offers a whole new world of rewarding experiences, shows and entertainment within this resort destination that can keep you enthralled for days. Some of the attractions include Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium™, Adventure Cove Waterpark™, Dolphin Island™, The Maritime Experiential Museum, Trick Eye Museum and K-live Sentosa and so much more.

Universal Studios Singapore® The region’s first Hollywood movie theme park featuring 24 movie-themed rides and attractions, 18 of which are unique to Singapore. Experience cutting-edge rides,

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shows and attractions based on your favourite block-buster films, television series and more. Enter the thrilling world of movie magic as you Ride the Movies on roller-coasters and other movie themed attractions. Be dazzled and delighted by an entertainment experience that brings the silver screen to life.

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Marine Life Park™

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The world’s largest oceanarium featuring two world-class attractions – S.E.A. Aquarium™ with more than 800 species of marine animals in the world’s largest aquarium and Adventure Cove Waterpark™, an aquatic adventure park with Southeast Asia’s first hydro-magnetic coaster. Learn more about bottlenose dolphins at Dolphin Island™.

Families can enjoy the Combat Skirmish Live, a combat engagement at Siloso Point. It is also home to many educational attractions that impart knowledge in a fun and engaging way.

Imbiah Lookout 11 attractions in one location. Images of Singapore and the Sentosa Merlion take you on a historical journey. Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom and Sentosa Nature Discovery make you appreciate nature. To get your adrenaline pumping, try MegaZip Adventure Park, Sentosa 4D AdventureLand, Skyline Luge and Tiger Sky Tower.

Photograph yourself with your favourite celebrities. Whether you are an adventure seeker, a history buff or a nature lover, there is always something interesting and exhilarating for you here.

KidZania Singapore An indoor theme park that is a fun, realistic, interactive and educational, offering children a make-belief world where they can be whoever they want to be through role-play activities with real life experiences in this kid-sized city.

Take a day trip from Singapore to Legoland in nearby Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

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Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort and Spa ★★★★★ This is the only resort in Sentosa that is right on the beachfront of Siloso Beach. Rooms are tastefully decorated and come with a private balcony that offers views of the hills, garden, pool or sea. It has a host of activities for the entire family. The Cool Zone kids’ club consists of three activity centres and a giant treehouse slide as its highlight. As a value-added service, the full-day kids’ programme includes complimentary lunch and dinner. Families can spend hours at The Flying Trapeze and the Sea Sports Centre. 454 rooms and suites, four restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, children’s activities, kids’ club for five to 12-year olds, children’s playground, outdoor pool, children’s pool with slides, fitness centre and spa. Upgrade your stay to a Deluxe Sea View Room for scenic views of the South China Sea.

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Le Méridien Singapore, Sentosa ★★★★★ Walking distance from the beach in Sentosa and the monorail station, this restored colonial building is now a stylish, chic and modern hotel providing guests with an unrivalled experience. Rooms are designed with simplicity in mind, soothing colours, wooden floors and are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, quality amenities and unsurpassed views of Sentosa through the floor to ceiling windows. Indulge in authentic local and international dishes at the all-day dining, relax at the outdoor infinity pool or unwind at the fully equipped fitness centre. 191 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, interconnecting rooms, outdoor pool and fitness centre. Upgrade your stay to Onsen Suite fitted with a Japanese Onsen hot tub in the open air deck.

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Hard Rock Hotel Singapore ★★★★ Located within the Resorts World™ Sentosa complex, this hotel has Universal Studios Singapore® right at its doorstep. For families, Marine Life Park™ with S.E.A. Aquarium™ and Adventure Cove Waterpark™ are just a few steps away. Enjoy uniquely designed rooms with ambient lighting, modern furnishing and entertainment options with a rock and roll edge that only Hard Rock Hotels can offer. 364 rooms and suites, two restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shop, kids’ club for three to 12-year olds, games room, children’s play area, outdoor pool, children’s pool, fitness centre and spa. Upgrade your stay to a Rock Star Suite when travelling with family to enjoy a larger space.

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Upgrade your flights on Emirates to First Class or Business Class and fly in style.

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Welcome to Indonesia

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Rice Terraces, Ubud Pura Ulun Danu Bratan Temple, Bali

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In Indonesia, it’s still possible to escape the tourist trail and feel like you’re the only person in this land of thick rainforests, rich history, diverse cultures, palm-fringed beaches and island getaways. It’s the ideal place to get off the beaten track and rediscover yourself – even though you are in the fourth most populous country in the world.

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Emirates gateways: Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport / Denpasar International Airport

An archipelago of 17,508 islands, Indonesia has an abundance of highlights from the huge temples around Yogyakarta to the island of Komodo, home to the eponymous dragons, the largest lizard on the planet.

Distance from airport to city centre: Jakarta: 28 kilometres Bali Denpasar: 5 kilometres Time zone: There are three zones – Western: GMT +7 hours Central: GMT +8 hours Eastern: GMT +9 hours Currency: Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). Credit cards are widely accepted throughout the country and ATMs can be found in major towns and cities.

• The Gili Islands offer palm-fringed beaches, unforgettable sunsets and incredible diving opportunities. • In Bali, see serene Ubud, go surfing in Kuta or lounge on the beaches of Legian and Sanur. • Java’s Borobodur is an awe-inspiring Buddhist monument rising out of the padi fields, on a par with Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

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Languages: Bahasa Indonesian is the official language. English is widely spoken in Java and Bali.

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When to visit The country is hot all year round, with the best time to visit between April and October. The rainy season hits between November and March and sees monsoon-like rain throughout the region.

Escape from it all and stay on the quieter, less well known island of Lombok. Still untouched by mass tourism and easily reached from Bali; take in the glorious natural beauty of this unspoiled spot, offering isolated dream beaches, tasty food and welcoming people.

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7 days/6 nights – Air, rail and chauffeur-driven private tour

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Discover the fascinating history and culture of Java with magnificent temples amidst stunning landscapes of rice paddies, tea plantations and steaming volcanoes. Day 1: Jakarta Arrive in Jakarta and transfer to your hotel. Day 2: Jakarta Get a glimpse of Jakarta’s colonial past during a half-day morning city tour. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Day 3-4: Jakarta – Yogyakarta Board a short domestic flight to Yogyakarta. Later in the afternoon, visit the Prambanan temple complex, an architectural masterpiece. The following day’s highlight includes a half-day city tour with a visit to the Sultan’s palace and a sunset tour of the Borobudur Temple, the largest Buddhist sanctuary in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Day 5: Yogyakarta – Malang (326 kilometres) After an early breakfast, transfer to the train station for a journey to Jombang. Continue by car to the old colonial town of Malang and enjoy viewing a waterfall and a short hike in rice fields on your way. Day 6: Malang – Mount Bromo (53 kilometres) Tour the city to see age-old temple artefacts, explore the local wet market before visiting the tea plantation and tea factory in the country side. In the afternoon enjoy the cooler climate at your hotel on the slopes of Mount Bromo. Day 7: Mount Bromo – Surabaya – Bali Early morning jeep ride to the platform of Mount Penanjakan to enjoy the spectacular views of the sunrise and the surrounding volcanic mountains. Breakfast at the hotel and transfer back to Surabaya airport for your flight to Bali.

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Travel to Bali and experience a beautiful island escape dotted with lush rice fields, idyllic beaches and smoldering volcanoes. Day 1: Denpasar – Ubud (22 kilometres) Arrive in Denpasar and transfer to your hotel in Ubud. Day 2-3: Ubud Visit Elephant Cave (Goa Gajah), Ubud Royal Palace and Ubud market on an Ubud tour. The next day, spend some time at leisure. You can opt for a cycling tour, white water rafting or visit the age-old village of Tenganan. Day 4-5: Ubud – Candidasa (45 kilometres) After breakfast, drive to Candidasa visiting a local dance school en route. Continue your journey towards the east coast of Bali, with a stop at Tihingan village, where you can see the production of gongs and gamelan instruments. Enjoy the following day at leisure or relax at the beach. Day 6: Candidasa – Lovina (114 kilometres) Continue along the east coast stopping at the biggest temple of Bali – Besakih, on the way to the highland town of Kintamani with its panoramic views of Mount Batur. Explore the mythic temple Pura Beji before proceeding to Lovina. Day 7: Lovina Walk along the terraced rice fields, visit local villages and have a cup of home-grown coffee in a farmhouse and take in the Secret Gardens of Sambangan with cascading waterfalls on a guided hiking programme. Day 8: Lovina – Denpasar (78 kilometres) Visit the iconic sea temple Tanah Lot en route before transferring to the airport for your departure flight. Alternatively you can extend your Bali holiday with a south Bali Beach resort stay.

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Famous for its pristine beaches, shimmering turquoise waters, stunning serene resorts, volcanic mountains, terraces embroidered with green rice paddies and lush verdant forests, Bali has much to offer. The superlative cuisine and excellent Balinese hospitality coupled with the natural beauty create magical memories at every turn.

Ubud Located in the cool mountains of central Bali, this cultural capital is the best place for shopping antiques, crafts, paintings and jewellery. With an abundance of yoga studios and meditation classes this area is a fantastic wellness destination.

Nusa Dua An idyllic place for honeymooners and the entire family. With world-class hotels, an upmarket shopping complex, a luxurious 18-hole golf course and white-golden sandy beaches.

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Kuta and Legian This lively area with restaurants, shopping, surfing areas and nighlife, attracts the partygoing crowds, for sunbathing and watersports during the day and socialising all night.

Seminyak With a fashionable beach, lively Seminyak is home to luxurious resorts with fine restaurants and boutiques in a secluded ambience.

Jimbaran Located on Bali’s southwestern coast with world-class beach resorts and pleasant white sand beach, is most famous for its clusters of sunset and seafood restaurants.

Sanur On the eastern side of the island’s isthmus, with a laid-back atmosphere, relaxed coastal ambience and cultural attractions, Sanur is an ideal destination to enjoy a great family holiday and explore street side cafes, restaurants and shops.

Bali experiences • Enjoy a fun filled and unforgettable rafting adventure in Ayung and Telaga Wajah Rivers on a White Water Rafting Adventure. • Explore the stunning underwater life of Bali where you can walk at the bottom of the sea, try fish feeding and come face to face with sea life on a Marine Walk Tour.

• On the Bali Kintamani Volcano, Ubud and Barong Dance full-day tour watch the traditional Barong dance. Visit the 11th century Elephant Cave and go on to Kintamani for views of an active volcano. • The Bali Monkey Forest and Tanah Lot half-day tour allows you to walk through the traditional terraced rice fields. Explore the temple of Taman Ayun and check out the monkeys in the towering trees of Monkey Forest.

Combine your holiday in Bali with a stay in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia or Bangkok, Thailand.

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W Bali – Seminyak ★★★★★ Iconic, innovative and influential, this award-winning resort, features contemporary luxury matched with W’s signature touches creating the most spectacular place to relax and unwind. Every suite features an ocean facing view and is a story of individual expression and modern living fusing landmark architecture with a spectrum of local and global influences. Enjoy your stay in Bali while succumbing to resort living mixed with cutting-edge modern amenities. Wind down and relax any time of the day at The AWAY® Spa that is open 24/7. Whatever/Whenever ® signature service featuring a 24-hour concierge that grants your every wish. The Ngurah Rai International Airport is a 30-minute drive away. 229 retreats, suites and villas, five restaurants and lounges, 24-hour room service, shop, hairdresser, beauty salon, library, music studio, children’s play area, babysitting, outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness centre, spa and jacuzzi.

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Alila Seminyak ★★★★★ Situated along a pristine beach on Bali’s southwest coast, this stunning Seminyak beach resort that radiates sophistication and vibrancy, offers a mix of luscious lifestyle facilities and stylish chill out spaces. The resort is a distinctive blend of contemporary architecture woven through with vertical greens, wall-hugging plants, green roofs and landscaped terraces. The rooms are housed in four separate buildings throughout the resort, each offering a unique experience to suit each guest’s personal holiday needs. The Beach Bar is a breezy spot for unwinding under the sun and stars as beach music sets the mood for revelling and relaxation. The Ngurah Rai International Airport is a 30-minute drive away. 240 rooms and suites, restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shop, kids’ club for four to 12-year olds, children’s activities, babysitting, five outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, steam bath and yoga.

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Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

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On the islands southern coast, this tropical paradise commands a wide stretch of white sand and a panoramic cliffside location. Beautiful villas each with a sparkling plunge pool are attractively decorated and include outdoor living space and opulent bathroom with outdoor rain shower. Dining at Sundara restaurant offers amazing views across the lily pads to the shimmering ocean below. Plan a romantic Four Seasons private dining experience in an oceanfront gazebo or on the beach under a blanket of stars. Be active with a complete range of watersports, tennis and a wellequipped fitness centre. 147 villas and nine private residences, three restaurants, lounge, 24-hour in-villa dining, children’s activities, kids’ club for three to 11-year olds, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, tennis court, yoga, surfing, kayaking and catamaran sailing.

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Grand Hyatt Bali, Nusa Dua ★★★★★

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Located in Nusa Dua, the luxury stretch of magnificent beachfront on the island of Bali, steps away from Bali Collection shopping and entertainment complex, this hotel features landscaped gardens and five lagoons or river pools surrounded by low-rise Balinese style villas and buildings. All rooms and suites feature a balcony. Experience total relaxation at Kriya Spa with treatments that focus on traditional Balinese healing rituals. An interesting feature of the hotel is Pasar Senggol, the Balinese village that hosts cultural shows, food stalls and a bazaar-style market. The Ngurah Rai International Airport is 15 minutes’ drive away. 636 rooms, suites and villas, five restaurants, three lounges, 24hour room service, shops, children’s activities, kids’ club for three to 12-year olds, babysitting, five outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, tennis court, jogging track, yoga and golf course.

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Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa ★★★★★

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Nestled within nine hectares of lush tropical gardens, this elegant resort was designed to resemble a Balinese palace which guarantees an authentic Balinese experience. The hotel features a private beach where daily activities are offered including scuba diving lessons, aqua aerobics and Balinese dance classes. Nusa Dua Spa is inspired by the ancestral beauty ritual using ylang-ylang flowers. Award-winning, Raja’s Balinese Restaurant, just metres from the beach, offers authentic Balinese cuisine in a royal setting with the gracious traditions of Balinese hospitality. The Ngurah Rai International Airport is 15 minutes’ drive away. 382 rooms and suites, five restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour room service, shop, beauty salon, kids’ club for three to 12-year olds, babysitting, three outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, steam room, sauna, yoga and watersports.

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Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali ★★★★★

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This world-class all-suite-and-villa luxury resort is set amidst four hectares of lush tropical gardens in the Sanur district in southeast Bali. Each suite or villa offers an expansive space, tranquil decorations and round-the-clock on call butler service ready to fulfil all your needs. Prayer mats, female butlers and Rolls Royce airport transfers can be arranged upon request. The hotel provides complimentary scheduled shuttle service within Sanur. When not indulging in culinary delights, take a dip in the resort’s 50 metre infinity edge lap pool, or opt for a Balinese massage in the serenity of The Spa, featuring exclusive Le Labo spa product line. The Ngurah Rai International Airport is 25 minutes’ drive away. 120 suites and villas, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, 24-hour on-call butler service, shop, kids’ club for three to 12-year olds, babysitting, outdoor pool, fitness centre, steam bath and yoga.

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Try out kayaking on the Ayung River with its many rapids.

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Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort ★★★★★ Located on Bali’s southern coast, this resort is a sanctuary of ingenious design and natural beauty that offers a unique way to experience the Island of the Gods. Cascading down the cliffside, luxurious suites and villas blend innovation and indulgence with priceless ocean views. Take the easy route to the beach, with an elevator opening directly onto Impossible Beach below, a surfer’s paradise. Admire Uluwatu’s legendary sunsets as you savour delectable cuisine at elegantly designed in rustic vintage style, Dewika Lounge with a 180 degree panoramic view of the Indian Ocean. Experience this perfect hideaway for romantic relaxation or celebrate the ultimate honeymoon in paradise with a stay at this idyllic resort. The Ngurah Rai International Airport is 40 minutes’ drive away. 74 sea-view suites and private pool villas, four restaurants, 24-hour room service, beauty salon, outdoor pool, Balinese cooking classes, dance classes, fitness centre, spa, jacuzzi, surfing and yoga.

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InterContinental Bali Resort, Jimbaran ★★★★★ Situated in lush tropical gardens, with a stretch of powdery white sand beach separating it from the calm waters of Jimbaran Bay, this luxury resort will immerse you in island life. The resort is conveniently located near the southern Bukit surf beaches and upmarket Seminyak. Signature Japanese restaurant, KO, is an award-winning and stylish venue, long popular on the island for its authentic and contemporary Japanese cuisine. The open-air spa pavilions dotted beside the beach come paired with a signature outdoor menu of massages and therapies. Join the resort turtle conservation programme to release turtles into the sea and receive a signed certificate, professional photograph posed with the baby turtle and a souvenir. The Ngurah Rai International Airport is 15 minutes’ drive away. 417 rooms, suites and villas, four restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, shop, beauty salon, kids’ club for five to 12-year olds, babysitting, outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness centre, spa, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi, tennis court, yoga and watersports.

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The Kayana, Seminyak ★★★★ Featuring private villas in fashionable Seminyak district, each with a pool, surrounded by pristine gardens and positioned to offer tranquillity and seclusion, The Kayana accords guests total privacy. Spacious outdoor living and dining areas combined with lush natural surroundings, well-appointed interiors and chic contemporary decor make it a luxurious home away from home. Guests can enjoy a complimentary 24-hour butler service and soft drinks from Minibar. Pamper yourself during your stay with a rejuvenating and relaxing experience from the selections of Balinese or Ayurvedic treatments at Ayur Spa.The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle service to the Seminyak and Legian areas. The Ngurah Rai International Airport is 35 minutes’ drive away. 24 villas, restaurant, 24-hour room service, butler service, shop, babysitting, fitness centre and spa.

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Discover Bali from the sea during the Bali Hai Sunset River Cruise.

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Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort ★★★★★

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Featuring rooms with views of Kuta Beach and the Bali Strait, this lively resort, enjoys a coveted location on the renowned surfers’ paradise stretch. Located next to the Beachwalk Shopping Mall, the hotel offers easy access to the restaurants, entertainment and shopping areas. Each room and suite feature a spacious balcony and the famous Sheraton Signature Sleeping Experience. The open kitchens and the live-action food stations of Feast, the award-winning restaurant, display an abundance of fresh ingredients creating authentic global cuisines. Guests can enjoy drinks and shisha at Bene Rooftop lounge or at the alfresco area of Feast with an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Shine Spa offers day packages for the guests who want to spend the day in Kuta. Ngurah Rai International airport is a 15-minute drive away. 203 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, children’s edutainment activities, kids’ club for three to 12-year olds, outdoor pool, fitness centre, sauna and awardwinning spa.

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Grand Aston Bali Beach Resort, Nusa Dua ★★★★

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Set in the exclusive enclave of Nusa Dua on one of the most exclusive beaches of Tanjung Benoa, the resort offers Balinese contemporary style accommodation with private balcony. An impressive lagoon pool and the floral bath in Biwana SPA is an indulgence in pure leisure. A 70-metre exclusive beach offers a safe swimming area and a large range of watersports. Giorgio Italian Ristorante Pizzeria becomes ‘The Italian Cuisine’ reference in the area of Tanjung Benoa. Guests can try the authentic food from all over Indonesia from Ayam Betutu as a Balinese cuisine to Beef Rendang from Sumatra in Grand Benoa Resto. The hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle bus to Kuta. Ngurah Rai International airport is a 20-minute drive away. 188 rooms and suites, four restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour room service, beauty salon, children’s activities, kids’ club for four to 12-year olds, outdoor pool, water-skiing, parasailing, fitness centre, spa, steam bath and yoga.

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Puri Santrian, Sanur ★★★★

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The Balinese tradition of warmth and hospitality is displayed throughout this well-established resort set on a pristine private white sandy beach in Sanur. The resort is perfect for families and couples with lots of facilities for children and an adults only club zone. There are four large pools, two of which have sections for children, two pools are adults only. Relax poolside to the sound of waterfalls and fountains, enjoy a cool drink at the sunken pool lounge or bask in the sun and just chill. The Mezzanine restaurant offers a fine dining experience with a fusion of Eastern-Western cuisine including Thai and Japanese and international dishes are served all day at the Beach Club. 199 rooms and bungalows, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, shop, library, babysitting, outdoor pool, spa, yoga and snorkelling.

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Take a cooking class at Bumbu Bali, Kuta and learn how to cook Balinese dishes.

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The Royal Pita Maha ★★★★★ Nestled in 18 hectares of lush tropical greenery, designed to celebrate the traditions, art and culture of Bali, The Royal Pita Maha features a collection of private pool villas overlooking the timeless beauty of the Ayung River that embrace a spiritually charged landscape in Ubud. Each luxury villa is defined by its own distinct style and sense of artistry. The Yoga Bale is located at the edge of the Ayung River and the charming riverside Ayung Organic Restaurant serves a delicious menu of health conscious cuisine. The Ngurah Rai International Airport is 90 minutes’ drive away. 75 villas, four restaurants, lounge, 24-hour in-villa dining, wood carving and Balinese cooking classes, cycling, jacuzzi, sauna and spa.

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Maya Ubud Resort & Spa ★★★★★ Located in central Bali, between the river valley and rice terraces of Ubud, this luxury resort is designed by an award-winning architect and features rooms and villas with all the comfort you would expect. Deep in the rainforest, on the banks of the Petanu River, you can enjoy a delightful picnic lunch basket amidst the tranquil surrounding. The hotel features a late departure lounge with showers and complimentary tea and coffee and complimentary shuttle service to Ubud downtown. The Ngurah Rai International Airport is 90 minutes’ drive away. 108 rooms and villas, three restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, cycling, tennis and yoga.

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Hotel Tjampuhan Spa ★★★★ Set in downtown Ubud, this hotel has been a legendary hotel in Ubud since 1928 and it inspired numerous foreign artists, including German painter Walter Spies. Attractions like Ubud Market and Museum Puri Lukisan are within walking distance. This charming hotel features traditionally styled bungalows, guestrooms and the original home of Walter Spies. Positioned at the base of the valley, Tjampuhan Spa features an extraordinary hot and cold spring water jacuzzi created within a mythical stone cavern. The Ngurah Rai International Airport is 90 minutes’ drive away. 67 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, room service, babysitting, outdoor pool, spa, sauna and cycling.

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Alila Ubud ★★★★ Set high up on the edge of the rich green Ayung River valley, just 10 kilometres from central Ubud, in the Balinese hill village of Payangan, this hotel is a secluded hillside retreat. Contemporary design and traditional Balinese architecture with spacious terraces and private gardens of this resort create an intimate feeling like none other. Enjoy the tranquillity of a Pool Villa nestled within a private stone-walled garden with private pool. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to central Ubud. The Ngurah Rai International Airport is 90 minutes’ drive away. 68 rooms and villas, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, shop, Balinese dance classes for children, outdoor pool, spa and yoga.

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See more of Ubud with a tour by bicycle around the area.

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Welcome to Lombok • Indonesia

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The Crater of Mount Rinjani in Lombok Island, Indonesia

Blessed with a rich and diverse culture which blends the traditions of the indigenous Sasak people with Balinese Hindu and Arabic influences, Lombok is unique and fascinating. In addition to pristine beaches lined with palm trees, it also offers nature lovers many opportunities for scenic hikes and treks. Lombok is a 30-minute flight away from Bali. The island can also be reached by public ferries or private yacht from Bali.

Lombok experiences Visit the cultural highlights of Lombok and the largest local market – Pasar Bertais, the ancient temple of Pura Meru on a half-day Lombok City Tour. Explore the crystal clear waters and fringing coral reefs of the magical Gili Islands on a full-day Gili Islands Tour. Discover the ancient traditions of the local Sasak people; visit Banyumulek pottery village

followed by Sukarare, the weaving handcrafts’ centre on a full-day Sasak Traditional Tour. Hike up Mount Rinjani, the second highest volcano in Indonesia at 3,626 metres and soak in the awe-inspiring views. Scuba dive in the Gili islands. There are very few better places to see a whole new magical underwater world teeming with exotic marine life.

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The Oberoi Lombok ★★★★★

Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort ★★★★

Set on Medana Bay, overlooking the Gili islands, with exclusive beach access and magical sunset views, this luxury hotel, spreads across 24 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. Guests staying in villas and pavilions can enjoy a dedicated butler service. The spa features open air, thatched therapy rooms, set within private walled gardens and is furnished for couples. The award-winning Lumbung Restaurant offers Indonesian, Western and Indian cuisine with a range of sugar free desserts and a special children’s menu. Lombok airport is an hour and 45-minutes drive away.

Ideally located on west Lombok, the resort enjoys a scenic setting. When staying in Deluxe Seaside and Deluxe Terrace rooms, you can enjoy spectacular views of Lombok Straits and the fabulous Senggigi sunset. Laguna Beach Spa offers an exclusive range of treatments using the renown Biodroga Systems and locally-derived natural products. Scuba Froggy Water Sport Centre can assist guests with diving and snorkelling activities. Kebun Anggrek, Lombok’s only airconditioned restaurant, offers a selection of Indonesian, Chinese and Western dishes. Lombok airport is a 90-minute drive away.

50 pavilions and villas, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, fitness centre, outdoor pool, spa and watersports.

154 rooms and suites, three restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, gift shop, outdoor pool, tennis courts and spa.

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Indonesia • Welcome to Jakarta

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Founded on the sight of the ancient pepper trading port of Sunda Kelapa, modern Jakarta has developed into one of Asia’s most dynamic metropolitan centres with modern buildings and high-end shopping centres supplementing its colonial architecture. From sleek high-rise hotels to buzzing cafes and restaurants, Jakarta offers everything in one place. This sleepless city has many faces and surprises waiting to be discovered.

Jakarta experiences On a full-day Jakarta City Tour, visit the National Monument, the city’s best known landmark and Taman Fatahillah Square, the centre of colonial administration in the 18th century and the National Museum. Enjoy a fun day out with the children in Ancol Dreamland with its many attractions including Fantasy World and Sea World.

Indonesia in FX Mall for designer goods, Mangga Dua for great value quality goods and Pasar Ikan for souvenir and household items is recommended. Visit Taman Mini Indonesia, a park filled with famous buildings from all parts of Indonesia and authentic examples of the various cultures through Indonesia. The park includes a sky-car tour, IMAX theatre, dances and cultural events.

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Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta ★★★★★

Hotel Ciputra Jakarta ★★★★

Located at the heart of Jakarta, just steps away from Tanah Abang shopping district, this elegant hotel features award-winning restaurants with a unique quality of food and service. Savour the stylish Italian dishes at Rosso or taste authentic Cantonese cuisine at Shang Palace. Guests staying in Executive suites can enjoy complimentary access to Horizon Club Lounge with a one way airport limo transfer. CHI, The Spa offers ‘Sense of Place’ experiences using natural products and authentic treatments that provide revitalising, therapeutic benefits.

The hotel is conveniently located just minutes away from the city centre and connected to Mall Ciputra. All rooms are elegantly designed and well-appointed with a host of modern amenities. Guests can explore the ‘Art of Dining’ at The Gallery restaurant. Children are kept entertained at Puri Kids’ Club while parents enjoy soothing massages at the spa. Executive room guests can enjoy complimentary access to Executive Lounge and laundry services. The Cabana Family Suite Room is an ideal option for family stays with a spacious living room and direct access to the swimming pool.

661 rooms and suites, four restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, children’s pool, outdoor pool, tennis courts, fitness centre, spa and sauna.

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Extend your stay in Jakarta with a tour of Java.

336 rooms and suites, restaurant, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, kids’ club, outdoor pool, fitness centre and spa.

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Welcome to India

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Mehrangharh Fort, Jodhpur Taj Mahal, Agra

Indian Traditional Slippers

Backwaters of Kumarakom, Kerala

India

A land of powerful kingdoms ruled by flamboyant maharajas, and the birthplace of yoga and Ayurveda, India is a country steeped in history and colour. From the high Himalaya and the deserts of Rajasthan to the tropical backwaters of Kerala and the colonial architecture of Goa, India is a captivating world waiting to be explored.

At a glance

When to visit

Emirates gateways: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi
 Cochin International Airport
 Trivandrum International Airport 
 Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad
 Chennai International Airport
 Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata

India is an enormous country with a climate that varies dramatically from north to south. The monsoon moves across the country from south to north from May to October. The best time to visit is mid-October until March, when the climate is warm and dry in most parts of the country.

Distance from airport to city centre: Mumbai: 15 kilometres Delhi: 16 kilometres Cochin: 20 kilometres Thiruvananthapuram: 5 kilometres Flight time: From Delhi (India) to Kathmandu (Nepal) – 2 hours From Delhi (India) to Paro (Bhutan) – 2 hours Time zone: GMT +5.5 hours Currency: Indian Rupee (INR) Languages: Hindi and English are the official languages of the Indian government. There are 22 recognised languages, including Bengali, Tamil, Urdu, Telugu and Marathi, as well as hundreds of other regional languages.

Qutub Minar, Delhi

When the heat and bustle of Mumbai gets too much, take a luxury yacht trip from the Gateway of India and head out to the cave temples of Elephanta island.

Experiences Dramatic landscapes, spectacular temples and resplendent palaces are surrounded by lush national parks and myriad wildlife in India. Don’t miss these highlights: • Join the nationwide festivities during Holi festival, where thousands of revellers douse each other in colourful powder and water. • Marvel at the forts and palaces of Rajasthan, built by the wealthy kings that once ruled over the land.

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• Travel to the Himalayan Kingdom’s of Nepal and Bhutan from India for breathtaking scenery and unique, once in a lifetime experiences.

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Bandhavgarh National Park

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• Cruise the backwaters of Kerala on a liveaboard houseboat, watching the jungle and rice-paddies float by. • Dive into the swirling hubbub of life in Mumbai’s markets and bazaars, and experience modern India in the business districts of south Mumbai.

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Nagarhole National Park

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Delhi, Humayun’s Tomb

Houseboat on Kerala’s Backwaters

The Golden Triangle

7 days/6 nights – Chauffeur-driven private tour

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Enjoy the best of historic northern India; Delhi – the capital city, the Taj Mahal, an eternal monument of love in Agra and Jaipur, the Pink City.

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Day 1-2: Delhi On arrival transfer to your hotel. Spend your first afternoon on a tour of Old Delhi visiting many of the must-see sights including the sprawling Red Fort, Raj Ghat – the memorial to Gandhi, Jama Masjid mosque and the bustling market of Chandni Chowk. The following day, take in the attractions of New Delhi, including the Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb and the India Gate on a New Delhi tour. Day 3: Delhi – Agra (204 kilometres) Depart for Agra. Explore the Agra Fort and visit the historic 17th century marble wonder - the breathtaking Taj Mahal. Day 4: Agra – Jaipur (224 kilometres) Depart for Jaipur, visiting the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri, an architectural marvel en route. Day 5: Jaipur Explore the main attraction of the city – the Amber Fort. Visit Jantar Mantar, the largest observatory ever built and Hawa Mahal, the 18th century Palace of Winds. Day 6: Jaipur – Delhi (252 kilometres) You will be driven back to Delhi. After check-in, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. If you are looking for some last-minute shopping, head to Connaught Place for a huge selection of shops and restaurants. Day 7: Delhi Transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

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Explore the southern Indian paradise of Kerala in all its glory – hill stations, wildlife and backwaters where greenery and nature abound in plenty.

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Day 1: Kochi Arrive in Kochi and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, take a Kochi city tour and immerse yourself in the history and legends of Kochi. Day 2: Kochi – Munnar (189 kilometres) Proceed to the picturesque hill station of Munnar. Among the exotic flora found here is Neelakurinji, a flower which bathes the hills in a hue of blue once every 12 years. Day 3: Munnar You have a day at leisure to relax and enjoy nature at its best. Day 4: Munnar – Periyar (86 kilometres) Explore the wildlife sanctuary, known for its herds of wild elephants. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Periyar and on return take a stroll amid the lush cardamom plantations. Day 5-6: Periyar – Kumarakom (108 kilometres) Depart for Kumarakom. The bird sanctuary here around the Vembanad Lake is ideal for bird-watching. Enjoy the water front view and the spectacular sunset at your resort. Spend the next day at your leisure; take time out to enjoy a traditional ayurvedic massage at the resort. Day 7: Kumarakom – Alleppey (47 kilometres) Enjoy an overnight houseboat cruise along the picturesque backwaters. Day 8: Alleppey – Kochi (55 kilometres) Disembark from the houseboat and travel to Kochi for your return flight back home.

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Why not extend your stay in India with a visit to a tiger reserve?

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Safaris • India

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Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve

Safaris in India are anything but tame. Elephants, rhinoceros, bears and wild dogs roam the lush rainforests while snow leopards make lonely footprints in the Himalayan snows. The holy grail of any safari is a view of the big cats and in India, this means the elusive tiger. The forests of India with enchanting chorus of birds and herds of spotted deer offer an unforgettable experience of some of the country’s most pristine surrounds.

Safari parks

• We suggest a 4 days/3 nights safari to get the best out of your game viewing experience.

Ranthambore National Park: A former royal hunting preserve, this park lies 139 kilometres south of the city of Jaipur. The many ruins of bygone eras scattered all over the jungle give it a unique mixed flavor of history and wildlife. This National Park is the best place in the world to see the wild Indian tiger in its only dry deciduous natural habitat.

• A typical safari involves early morning and evening game drives in the company of professional guides and rangers in semi-open safari vehicles. • Please note that the National Parks and Reserves are closed from 1 July to 30 September annually.

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• Your Ranthambore safari experience will start from Delhi, followed by an express train journey to Sawai Madhopur and a transfer by car to your Ranthambore resort. Your Tadoba safari experience will start from Mumbai followed by a domestic flight to Nagpur and a transfer to your lodge.

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Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve: This is the largest national park in the state of Maharashtra and one of India’s 47 project tiger reserves, located 150 kilometres away from Nagpur airport which is the nearest airport for visiting Tadoba National Park. Beside tigers, the reserve is home to a number of prominent wild denizens such as leopard, sloth bear and wild dog along with rare species including the flying squirrel and pangolin.

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The Tigress Ranthambore Resort ★★★★

The Bamboo Forest Lodge, Tadoba ★★★★★

Located adjacent to the Ranthambore National Park, this luxury heritage resort features tastefully designed suites and villas with modern amenities. The resort offers Indian and International cuisines prepared by expert chefs.

Ideally located on the edge of the scenic Maasal Lake (a haven for bird watchers) just a 10-minute drive from the Kolara Gate of Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, this charming resort offers the ultimate in comfort with its well-appointed lake-facing villas and spacious suites in the chalets.

36 suites and villas, restaurant, lounge, room service, library, kids’ play area, outdoor pool, fitness centre and spa.

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Extend your holiday with a stay at a resort in Kerala.

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Palace on Wheels

Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

Palace on Wheels

8 days/7nights – Train journey

Royal Palaces of India COUPLES

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Roll back the pages of time for one glorious week; recapture the pomp and pageantry of the past in royal style. This seven night journey offers you an unparalleled experience that brings the splendour of Rajasthan, the romance of Agra and the Taj Mahal to life. The luxurious train, aptly named, the Palace on Wheels, epitomizes rich Indian heritage, hospitality and cuisine. This tour starts only on Wednesdays.

Day 1 (Wednesday): Delhi Your journey of a lifetime begins at the Delhi Safdarjung Railway station where you will be traditionally welcomed before the train pulls out into the night for a week-long luxury journey through fascinating Rajasthan. Day 2: Jaipur This capital city of Rajasthan, popularly known as the Pink City, was founded in 1727. Enjoy a tour of the city including Hawa Mahal and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jantar Mantar. Join an afternoon excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hill Fort Palace of Amber and enjoy a festively decorated elephant ride to Amber Fort. Day 3: Sawai Madhopur – Chittorgarh Early morning, visit Ranthambore National Park which is one of the best parks to see tigers in their natural surroundings. Enjoy the afternoon on the train as it travels the lush green countryside before arriving in Chittorgarh. Explore the 7th century fort of Chittor, one of the most outstanding forts of the country, which is perched atop a 180-metre high hillock covering a massive area of 700 acres. Day 4: Udaipur Today, enjoy Udaipur, the Lake City, full of dreamlike marble palaces. After the lunch in a palace hotel, visit the Crystal Gallery housing the personal extraordinary crystal collection of Maharana Sajjan Singh of Udaipur. Enjoy a scenic boat ride in Pichola Lake before returning back to the train. Day 5: Jaisalmer Proceed to a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jaisalmer Fort, founded in 1156 AD. This sandstone fort is an imposing site. In the afternoon take a camel ride through the desert, followed by a cultural evening and dinner in a luxury hotel. Day 6: Jodhpur Enjoy a special welcome followed by sightseeing of the Mehrangarh Fort and Umaid Bhawan Palace. Day 7: Bharatpur – Agra Early morning, visit the world-famous bird sanctuary, Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Spend the afternoon in Agra and visit the ethereal Taj Mahal.

8 days/7 nights – Chauffeur-driven private tour and train journey

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Explore magnificent Rajasthan with rich history and majestic palaces. Live like royalty in India whilst staying in opulent Palace hotels. Day 1: Delhi On arrival you will be transferred to the Taj Palace, New Delhi hotel. Later on join a half-day tour to explore both Old and New Delhi. Day 2: Delhi – Agra – Delhi Board the train to Agra. Visit Agra Fort and the magnificent Taj Mahal, explore the Fatehpur Sikri complex that houses Panch Mahal and other palaces in Agra tour. Transfer back to the train to Delhi. Day 3-4: Delhi – Jaipur Take your flight to Jaipur and transfer to Rambagh Palace hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, exploring colorful bazaars. The following day, discover the Amber fort, Hawa Mahal, Maharaja’s City Palace and Jantar Mantar, the astronomical observatory. In the evening, you can opt for an Elephant Safari and barbeque dinner at Dera Amer. Day 5-6: Jaipur – Udaipur Take the flight to Udaipur and transfer to the Taj Lake Palace hotel. Enjoy a boat ride in Lake Pichola and learn more about the 1500 year old history of Mewar in the Mewar sound and light show. Day 7: Udaipur – Mumbai Depart by air to Mumbai and check in to the Taj Mahal Palace hotel. Join a Mumbai tour to visit the Gateway of India, drive past Marine Drive known as the ‘Queen’s Necklace’, Victoria Terminus and discover the colourful Crawford market. Day 8: Mumbai Transfer to the Airport for your departure flight.

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Welcome to Delhi and Mumbai • India

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Red Fort Lal Qila, Delhi

Victoria Terminus, Mumbai

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With a rich tapestry of tradition, culture and architecture, Delhi’s wide tree-lined avenues, imposing colonial buildings and gardens speak eloquently of its 5,000-year history. India’s capital is littered with the relics of lost empires. Modern Delhi is a chaotic mix of medieval fortifications, Mughal mausoleums and colonial-era town planning.

India’s financial capital, Mumbai, is a vibrant metropolis that is tangibly high in energy with a pulsating street life and a wealth of bazaars and shopping malls that will leave visitors fascinated. It is home to the glamorous Indian cinema industry Bollywood and a thriving theatrical tradition in various regional languages.

Delhi sightseeing

Mumbai sightseeing

Enjoy a half-day City Tour of Old and New Delhi visiting the Jama Masjid Mosque, Humayun’s Tomb, Raj Ghat – the resting place of Mahatma Gandhi, bustling Chandni Chowk and India Gate.

Begin with a walk through the contemporary Art Precinct of Mumbai’s British Heritage district. Then, drive past the University, Victoria Terminus and Crawford Market on a full-day Victorian Mumbai Tour.

See Nautanki Mahal and sample the arts, crafts and food from fourteen Indian states on Culture Gully. Experience an extravagant cinematic musical showcasing the great Indian epics at the ‘Showshaa Theatre’ on a half-day Kingdom of Dreams Tour.

In a full-day Glimpses of Mumbai Tour visit Dhobi Ghat, Mani Bhawan, Churchgate Railway, Rajabai Clock Tower, High Court, Marine Drive and Chowpatty Beach. The tour continues through Malabar Hill, Mumbai’s most exclusive neighbourhood, past the Hanging Garden.

Join a full-day Agra Tour to visit the historical Agra Fort and magnificent Taj Mahal. Explore the Fatehpur Sikri complex that houses Panch Mahal and other palaces.

On your exciting half-day Shopping Tour take in Chor Bazaar (Thieves Market), an antique lover’s paradise, then Colaba Causeway, Fashion Street and Hill Road, the perfect places to shop for clothes, jewellery and shoes.

Delhi experiences

Mumbai experiences

• Delhi is a fantastic place to shop. Pick up hand-woven carpets, embroidered shawls, leather goods, gems and jewelry at Khan Market, Janpath and Santushti Shopping Complex. Visit Hauz Khas Village, an arty little enclave filled with boutiques selling designer Indian clothing.

• Visit the green Elephanta Island to see the intricately carved Elephanta Caves from the seventh century dedicated to Lord Shiva.

• Try the delicious Mughlai food at Have More Restaurant on Pandara Road which is popular with tourists.

• See Mumbai at night on a charming ‘heritage ride’, travelling through the city by traditional horse-drawn buggy. • Foodies will love eating their way through Mumbai. From the delicious variety of street food to the age old Mahesh Lunch Home Seafood Restaurant, be prepared to gain a pound or two.

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The Leela Palace New Delhi ★★★★★ Taj Palace New Delhi ★★★★★

Le Méridien New Delhi ★★★★★

Located in Chanakyapuri, the hotel blends the architecture of the north Indian palaces and represents the elegance of Lutyen’s Delhi. Upgrade your stay to a Premier Room to enjoy picturesque garden views.

Situated near the Rashtrapati Bhawan, India Gate and Connaught Place shopping, this iconic hotel features city’s highest rooftop restaurant. Upgrade your stay to a Club Room and enjoy happy hours with access to the Club Lounge.

254 rooms and suites, four restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, shop, butler service and two-level spa.

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Set on six lush acres, this luxury hotel is located in the Chanakyapuri area and features award-winning restaurants such as Blue Ginger. Guests staying in Taj Club Rooms can enjoy a complimentary airport transfer, late check out and more. 444 rooms and suites, four restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, fitness centre and spa.

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Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel ★★★★★

Radisson Blu, New Delhi ★★★★★

The Park New Delhi ★★★★

A luxury retreat set in the historic Lutyen’s area of Delhi, in close proximity to The Red Fort and India Gate. This elegant hotel features modern rooms and suites with panoramic city views.

Located in Paschim Vihar, this hotel features elegant and modern rooms. Indyaki restaurant offers Indian food cooked on Teppanyaki grills. Guests staying in a Business Class Room can enjoy the access to the Business Floor.

This contemporary hotel sits in the city’s entertainment district close to the Jantar Mantar and Connaught Place. Upgrade your stay to a Luxury Premium Room and enjoy the Jantar Mantar observatory view.

199 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, gift shop, outdoor pool, fitness centre and spa.

220 rooms and suites, four restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shopping arcade, outdoor pool, fitness centre and spa.

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The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel ★★★★★ The Oberoi Mumbai ★★★★★ With panoramic views of the Arabian Sea, this iconic hotel located close to Colaba Causeway. Stay in a Palace Luxury Grande Room to enjoy the complimentary butler service. 560 rooms and suites, six restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, beauty salon, outdoor pool and fitness centre.

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Trident Nariman Point ★★★★★

Centrally located on Marine Drive in the heart of the city’s shopping district, this elegant hotel overlooks the famous ‘Queen’s Necklace’ and stands out for its personalised service such as female chauffeurs and butlers.

This hotel is situated on the Marine Drive better known as the Queen’s Necklace. From the elegant guest rooms to award-winning restaurants such as Frangipani, the hotel provides an unforgettable experience.

327 rooms and suites, three restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, outdoor pool, fitness centre and 24-hour spa.

555 rooms and suites, three restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, outdoor pool, fitness centre and spa.

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The St. Regis Mumbai ★★★★★

JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu ★★★★★ Sun n Sand ★★★★

This hotel is located in Lower Parel near the entertainment districts and adjacent to Palladium Mall which houses luxury retail brands and restaurants. Guests can enjoy the complimentary St. Regis butler service.

Overlooking the sparkling Arabian Sea, this luxury hotel sits along Juhu Beach and features an award-winning spa. Stay in a Deluxe Ocean View Room and enjoy the Juhu Beach or vast ocean view.

395 rooms and suites, four restaurants, two lounges, room service, beauty salon, outdoor pool, fitness centre and spa.

355 rooms and suites, four restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, outdoor pools, fitness centre and spa.

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Located on Juhu Beach, this serene hotel features elegantly appointed comfortable rooms. Guests staying in Ocean Facing Room can enjoy stunning views of the ocean and pool. 120 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, outdoor pool, fitness centre and spa.

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Step back in time during the Victorian Mumbai tour and visit Mumbai’s British Heritage District and Crawford Market.

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India • Welcome to Kerala Affectionately referred to as ‘God’s Own Country’, the state of Kerala in south India offers an enigmatic mix of beaches, palm-fringed backwaters, rolling hills and lush green forests. It is a world away from the frenetic pace of elsewhere and a refreshing getaway from the travails of everyday life. Kochi with its captivating mix of Chinese fishing nets and European architecture has been drawing explorers and traders to its shores for centuries while Thiruvananthapuram allows easy access to some of the most pristine beaches in the state. Often hailed as one of the must-do experiences in India, the backwaters offer a chance to witness another side of the country otherwise known for its chaotic pace of life. Festivals are true celebrations in Kerala. Be it the state festival of Onam or the one at a local place of worship, new attire and sumptuous feasts are a must for all celebrations.

Kerala sightseeing Embark on a half-day Houseboat Cruise with lunch in Alleppey and sail through Kerala’s tranquil backwaters and canals passing by lush green paddy fields, villages, temples, churches and rustic houses, giving you an opportunity to view a different way of life.

Chinese Fishing Nets, Kerala

Immerse yourself in the history and legends of Kochi with a half-day Kochi City Tour starting with a stroll around Fort Kochi to see it’s Portuguese, Dutch and British influences. A visit to St. Francis Church, believed to be the first European Church in India, and the Dutch Palace which contains some excellent mythological murals are other must-see sights. Take an Evening Sunset Cruise along Kochi harbour and admire the seaside views of Fort Kochi, Bolgatty Island, the Kochi shipyard and the impressive Chinese fishing nets which were introduced by the Chinese traders in the 14th century.

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• Kochi teems with spectacular seafood and vegetarian cuisine. Go on a journey of discovery as you sample the food on offer from high-end restaurants to sizzling street food. Try the best vegetable Thali in town at the Hotel Saravana Bhavan or take a cooking class at Nimmy Paul’s Cooking School.

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• The shopping in Kochi is great. Fort Kochi and Mattancherry have lots of pretty boutiques, antique shops and street vendors. MG road in Ernakulam has fine silk and cotton fabrics in every colour of the rainbow. Souvenirs such as painted wooden flowers, costume jewellery, miniature Kathakali masks and peacock feather fans are available outside Fort Kochi. • Visit the Cochin Cultural Centre and enjoy a traditional Kathakali masked dance show with dinner. Listen to traditional Indian instruments, watch animated miming and dancing and sample the local cuisine as you experience Kochi’s culture and heritage.

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• Take a day trip to the 3,000 year old city of Thiruvananthapuram and visit the Shri Padmanabhaswamy Vishnu Temple, built in the Dravidian style and the Napier Museum, with its collection of bronzes, ivory carvings and life-size figures of Kathakali dancers.


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Set in 18 acres of serene landscaped gardens, this elegant award-winning resort is located right on the shores of picturesque Vembanad Lake in Kumarakom, boasting one of the finest and largest spas in south India with an amazing array of Ayurvedic treatments. The villas feature a private swimming pool and guests staying in Zuri Deluxe Rooms can enjoy the lagoon view from their balcony. The resort is 90 kilometres from Cochin Airport. 72 rooms, cottages and pool villas, two restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shop, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa and billiards room.

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The Leela Kovalam Beach Resort ★★★★★

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Spread over 44 verdant acres between two wide-sweeping beaches, this resort boasts panoramic views of the famous Kovalam coastline in Thiruvanthapuram and the Arabian Sea. The resort sits on a cliff, steps away from a private beach and offers a high level of luxury and an unforgettable experience. The Favourite Kerala Ayurveda and Spa is a rejuvenating oasis with magnificent Arabian Sea views and a variety of Ayurvedic treatments and yoga sessions. The resort is 14 kilometres from Thiruvanthapuram Airport. 183 rooms and suites, three restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, beauty salon, shops, children’s play area, two outdoor pools, spa, tennis court and yoga.

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Vivanta by Taj Malabar ★★★★★

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Located on Willingdon Island in Kochi, with magnificent views of the harbour and the backwaters, the hotel combines old-world elegance with modern conveniences. Its Heritage Wing has graceful Victorian-inspired interiors and the Tower Wing houses classic and contemporary rooms. The resort offers a variety of activities such as the romantic Pearl Island tour and high tea or a barbeque on a stylish luxury Yacht. The hotel is 45 kilometres from Cochin Airport. 96 rooms and suites, four restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, shops, kids’ activity area, outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness centre, spa treatments, jacuzzi, steam bath and yoga.

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This luxurious hotel boasts elegant and modern rooms with views of the backwaters and city, delicious dining options and superb leisure facilities. The hotel is located nearby Marine Drive and the Emakulam shopping area. The spa is in a dedicated area of 25,000 square feet offering Ayurvedic, Western and Oriental therapies. Trilogi serves cuisines from Travancore, Kochi and Malabar with an interactive show kitchen. Cochin International Airport is 23 kilometres away. 269 rooms and suites, three restaurants, lounge, room service, library, babysitting, outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness centre and spa.

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Bhutan and Nepal • Once-in-a-Lifetime

Highlights of Bhutan and Nepal 13 days/12 nights – Air and private chauffeur–driven car tour

Journey into the heart of Nepal and experience the colourful sights of this charming country. Mingle with local villagers, visit tranquil temples and sacred Buddhist sites. Explore the ‘land of the thunder dragon’ – Bhutan. Often referred to as the ‘last Shangri-La’ on earth, this tiny Himalayan kingdom is a living canvas of magnificent and dramatic displays of ancient traditions and culture in everyday life.

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Day 1: Delhi, India Arrive in Delhi and transfer to your hotel. Spend the afternoon on an Old and New Delhi tour.

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Day 2-3: Delhi, India – Kathmandu, Nepal Take the flight to Kathmandu and transfer to Dwarika’s hotel. The following day, join the Kathmandu City tour and discover Durbar square and the Golden Window in Patan city. Day 4: Kathmandu – Dhulikhel (32 kilometres) Depart to Bhaktapur and explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Dhulikhel traditional village and explore surrounding temples. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at your resort in stunning surroundings. Day 5-7: Dhulikhel – Kathmandu Unwind and rejuvenate for the day at the holistic Dwarika’s Resort in Dhulikhel. The following day, take a walk to the top of Namo Buddha, the famous ancient Buddhist monastery and return to Kathmandu the day after. Take in Pashupatinath Temple and the beautiful Buddhist Boudhanath Stupa. Day 8-9: Kathmandu, Nepal – Paro – Thimpu, Bhutan Take a scenic flight over the mountains to Paro. Transfer to your hotel in Thimpu and in the afternoon, visit the Thimphu Craft Bazaar. Join a Thimphu tour; visit the Royal Textile Academy and Simply Bhutan museum the next day. Day 10: Thimpu – Punakha (75 kilometres) Visit Punakha Dzong, serving as the winter residence of the monk body and enjoy a leisurely walk through rice fields on a Punakha tour. Day 11: Punakha – Paro (125 kilometres) Indulge in a scenic drive back to Paro. In the afternoon, head to a nearby village and join a farmhouse excursion. Chat to the villagers over a cup of Suja (salt and butter tea). Day 12: Paro – Tiger’s Nest – Paro (20 kilometres) The day’s highlight is a walking excursion to Tiger’s Nest monastery. The most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries sits precariously perched on the side of a cliff 900 metres above the Paro valley floor. Day 13: Paro, Bhutan – Kolkata, India Transfer to the airport for your flight to Kolkata.

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Welcome to Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka

Bursting with beaches and temples, blessed with wonderful wildlife, packed with UNESCO-listed sites and filled with friendly faces and fascinating culture, Sri Lanka is a vibrant place to visit. Exploring the ancient cities of the Cultural Triangle in the centre of the island, you’ll be wowed by history as you discover traces of bygone kingdoms.

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Emirates gateway: Bandaranaike International Airport / Colombo International Airport

With its 1,340 kilometres coastline, traces of ancient civilisation, colourful culture and delicious food, there are many things to keep you occupied in Sri Lanka.

Distance from airport to city centre: 32 kilometres Time zone: GMT +5.5 hours Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR). Ensure you change your rupees before you leave Sri Lanka. ATMs are fairly frequent outside Colombo and credit cards are usually accepted. Languages: Sinhala is the official language; English is widely spoken.

• A safari in Yala National Park brings the chance to see leopards, as well as elephants, crocodiles and sloth bears. • Take to the waters around Trincomalee, Mirissa or Kalpitiya to spot whales and dolphins.

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Nestled on the southwest coast, close to many of our beach resorts, is historic Galle. Stroll around the fabulous Old Dutch Hospital project at Galle Fort, where the colonial structures are being transformed into a fashionable place to shop and dine.

• Marvel at Anuradhapura, the first sacred capital of Sri Lanka, where the extensive ruins are UNESCO-protected. • Cool off in the hill country, where you can still see colonial-era trains making their way through tea plantations and rice paddy fields.

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The island is affected by two separate monsoon seasons, which can mean different conditions across the island across the year. The main southwest monsoon brings rain to the west and southwest and hill country from April to September, while the less severe northeast monsoon makes the east coast wettest from November to December. In the central highlands, summers are hot and winters mild. The most popular travel season is December to March; the best value is May to August.


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Discover some of Sri Lanka’s most iconic and scenic sights on this classic journey. Visit Kandy, the vibrant crucible of the island’s traditional arts and architecture and explore a tea plantation in Nuwara Eliya which has an English country village feel to it.

This tour gives you the chance to encounter some of the world’s largest and most elusive animals – the Asian elephant, the leopard and the Blue Whale and an insight into two UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya.

Day 1: Colombo – Kandy (115 kilometres) Arrive in Colombo and transfer to Kandy, the second largest city in the country and the last capital of the ancient king’s era of Sri Lanka. In the afternoon, explore the city with a guided tour including a visit to the Temple of the Tooth of Lord Buddha, a World Heritage Site.

Day 1: Colombo – Dambulla (160 kilometres) Arrive in Colombo and proceed to Dambulla via the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala. The orphanage houses close to a 100 elephants and you can view the herd as they bathe in the river or at certain times how the young are bottle fed.

Day 2: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya (80 kilometres) Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens with its rare collection of exotic flora. Thereafter, proceed to Nuwara Eliya, a mountain station with picturesque green landscape and breathtaking views of valleys, meadows and mountains. Nuwara Eliya is the tea production area that has made the Ceylon tea famous worldwide, so a visit to a tea plantation is a must.

Day 2: Dambulla Visit the 5th century Sigiriya Rock Fortress, an ancient Kingdom capital. Renowned for its palace ruins on top of a massive 200-metre high rock surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens and for its ancient fresco paintings.

Day 3: Nuwara Eliya – Colombo (165 kilometres) Proceed to Sri Lanka’s capital city. Its large natural harbour and strategic location made Colombo a thriving spice port on ancient sea trade routes. Join a tour to explore the hidden gems of this dynamic city. Day 4: Colombo Proceed to the airport for your departure flight.

Day 3: Dambulla – Pasikudah (120 kilometres) After breakfast, proceed to the beaches of the east coast. En route visit the royal ancient city of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa. Designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it remains one of the best archaeological relic sites in the country with massive stone figures carved on a granite cliff. Day 4: Pasikudah Enjoy your day at leisure on the beaches of Pasikudah, it is famous for its golden bay and clear, shallow waters. There are some excellent snorkelling and diving spots just off the coast. Day 5: Pasikudah Enjoy the day at leisure. For some adventure opt for an early morning drive to Trincomalee to join a morning cruise in search of the Blue Whales.

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Day 7: Yala – Bentota (240 kilometres) Proceed to Bentota and visit the Dutch Fort en route in the walled city of Galle. It has stood since the early sixteenth century, through the Colonial periods of the Portuguese, Dutch and British. Today it is proclaimed as an Archaeological Reserve and has been identified as a living World Heritage Site.

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Day 8: Bentota Take a boat trip on Madhu River and visit the sea turtle hatchery centre.

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Day 6: Pasikudah – Yala (270 kilometres) Today drive to Yala National Park, the oldest and best known of Sri Lanka’s National Parks. Encounter elephants, buffaloes and possibly leopards on an open jeep safari.

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Day 9: Bentota – Colombo (110 kilometres) Transfer to the airport for your flight.

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Feel the vivacity of this island nation and explore Sri Lanka’s glorious history, the rich wilderness and the bustling cosmopolitans.

Day 1: Colombo – Sigiriya (150 kilometres) Upon arrival in Colombo proceed to Sigiriya via the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, home to about 100 elephants, some of which are baby elephants found in the wild. Visit during feeding and river bathing time to see these magnificent creatures in their element. Day 2: Sigiriya This morning, climb the 5th century Sigiriya Rock Fortress, which is a citadel of unusual beauty built on top of this magnificent stand-alone rock, home to the world-renowned frescoes of the ‘Heavenly Maiden’s of Sigiriya’. In the afternoon visit Polonnaruwa, the second capital city of Sri Lanka dating back to the 11th century. This World Heritage Site is home to the splendid gigantic statue of Buddha carved out of rock. Day 3: Sigiriya – Kandy (90 kilometres) Drive to the Hill Country capital of Kandy the last stronghold of Sinhala Kings. En route visit a Spice Garden to learn the many benefits of this natural produce. Day 4: Kandy – Colombo (120 kilometres) In the morning tour the city and visit The Temple of the Tooth of Lord Buddha, a gem factory, a handicraft centre, a batik factory and the botanical gardens. In the afternoon, proceed to Colombo and enjoy an orientation tour of this exotic city, home to all the hues and cultures of this paradise nation. Day 5: Colombo Proceed to the airport for your flight.

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Day 1: Colombo – Dambulla (160 kilometres) Arrive in Colombo. Transfer to Dambulla via Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Visit Dambulla, the largest cave temple complex containing statues and paintings relating to the life of Lord Buddha. The temples are cut out of an enormous granite outcrop that rises more than 160 metres and offers majestic views across the surrounding plains. Day 2: Dambulla Climb one of Asia’s major archaeological sites, the 5th century Sigiriya Rock Fortress, built atop a massive 200-metre high rock surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs and other structures. Explore the citadel and the 1,500 year-old frescoes. Day 3: Dambulla – Kandy (80 kilometres) Continue your journey to spiritual Kandy. Visit the heart of the city and stroll the scenic Kandy Lake. Visit the famed Temple of the Tooth of Lord Buddha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and watch a cultural show afterwards. Day 4: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya (80 kilometres) Embark on a scenic mountain drive to Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka’s tea growing centre and learn the art of tea making with a visit to a tea factory. Day 5: Nuwara Eliya – Colombo (165 kilometres) After breakfast, drive through scenic green valleys to Colombo where you can do some last minute shopping. Day 6: Colombo Proceed to the airport for your departure flight.

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Discover the essence of Sri Lanka with some magical sightseeing and awe-inspiring scenery on a journey that takes you to its cultural heart and the tranquil hills of the south. Visit Sigiriya; the formidable Rock Fortress, lovely Kandy; rich in cultural diversity and the site of the Temple of the Tooth, pretty Nuwara Eliya; also known as ‘Little England’ for its colonial architecture and set 6,128 feet above sea level, and Colombo; the buzzing capital city.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka’s largest city and capital is a mix of modern business establishments and colonial buildings and temples which have given it a distinctly different atmosphere from the rest of the country. A thriving spice port for centuries, it was invaded many times. Today its churches with ornate Iberian façades, massive Dutch forts and assorted examples of British colonial style blend perfectly to make it a vibrant cauldron of contemporary Sri Lankan life.

Colombo experiences Explore the exotic city on a half-day Colombo City Tour. Highlights include a visit to some of the important colonial sites, Independence Square, Galle Face and Petah Bazaar. During the tour, you get an opportunity to indulge in shopping for traditional handicrafts and unique garments from factory outlets. Get to know the culinary flavours on a Cooking by Colours class that draws inspiration from

Located close to the promenade at Galle Face Green and surrounded by 10 acres of lush landscaped gardens, the hotel offers luxurious facilities and some of the finest restaurants in the city. In addition, this hotel boasts a large shopping mall, with over 75 deluxe shops.

This luxury hotel is within walking distance of Galle Face Green, a beautiful grassy promenade right by the water’s edge. The hotel boasts exceptional views overlooking the Indian Ocean and is just a short walk away from the restaurants, museums and shopping in the city centre.

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An exciting full-day Kandy Tour offers an insight into the rich history, culture and extraordinary natural beauty of the country. Visit the elephant orphanage in Pinnawala. Continue your tour to the sacred Buddhist Temple of the Tooth followed by a visit to the Royal Botanical Garden, a spice garden and gem lapidary.

Cinnamon Grand Colombo ★★★★★

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rich Sinhalese heritage and Sri Lankan traditions, a country known for its spice trading.

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501 rooms and suites, 10 restaurants and two lounges, 24-hour room service, shopping mall, beauty salon, kids’ club, babysitting, fitness centre, tennis courts and outdoor pools.

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Galle Face

300 rooms and suites, six restaurants and two lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, beauty salon, babysitting, fitness centre and outdoor pools.

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Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo ★★★★★

This resort-style hotel offers a modern and comfortable stay and enjoys a tranquil setting amidst seven-acres of garden terraces in the World Trade Center area. Wooden furnishings, neutral tones and contemporary design dominate the interiors, which at night are transformed by candlelight and fresh flowers. 340 rooms and suites, five restaurants and three lounges, 24-hour room service, beauty salon, babysitting, fitness centre and outdoor pools.

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Sri Lanka • Beaches

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Negombo is located on Sri Lanka’s west coast and is a mere 15-kilometres from Colombo International Airport. Its attractive, long, wide, golden beaches are sheltered by palms that spread along the coastal stretch.

These resorts are famed as the prime beach resorts of the southern coastal belt. Its calm seas during the season from November to April make it ideal for swimming, snorkelling, diving, sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing and deep-sea fishing.

Weligama is an interesting blend of international beach resorts and a lively fishing town.

The calm waters are ideal for watersports, such as jet-skiing, windsurfing, parasailing and water skiing. Negombo today offers a perfect location from where to discover many highlights of Sri Lanka.

Tangalle Situated on the southern tip of Sri Lanka, the palm fringed bay and picturesque coves of Tangalle are a natural treasure. Tangalle is an ideal location for surfing, whale watching and diving. During your stay here canoe on the Rekawa Lagoon to explore the mangrove and see the local fauna. Also venture for a day adventure to the stunning rock temple of Mulkirigala, where you will find few natural caves with numerous wall paintings and Buddha statues.

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Additionally, The Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery is located a few kilometres south, where you can learn about and assist new born turtles make their first steps back to sea. Do not miss the Buddhism festival in Bentota which happens once a year at the end of December with elephants, dancers, fire jugglers and musicians parading on the streets.

Galle This is a romantic ancient town and a major port for over 500 years, in which the Portuguese, Dutch and British have left their mark – most notably in the fort’s massive fortifications. Today the fort area is lively with quaint boutique shops, art galleries and cafés. The surrounding beaches are shaded by coconut palms and teeming with the scent of spices and ocean breeze.

Combine your beach holiday with a city stay in Colombo.

The name Weligama means ‘Sandy Village’ and the loveliest stretch of the bay beach is around the island of Taprobane. Just a few metres off-shore, see the famous stilt fishermen perched on a crossbar fixed on a single pole planted into the sea-bed.

Wadduwa and Kalutara Located on the southwest coast, these resorts are the closest to Colombo Airport. They have a laid back and relaxed atmosphere and a generous helping of authentic Sri Lankan culture. The beaches are picturesque with lines of coconut palms that seem to go on forever in both directions. Wadduwa enjoys a beautiful location where the Kalu Ganga River estuary meets the Indian Ocean in a huge lagoon. Canoeing is a popular activity here. Kalutara’s soft sandy beaches, the palm plantations and the abundant Buddhist Dagabas are Kalutara’s main attractions.


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Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort ★★★★★ This resort brings the famous Anantara hospitality to Sri Lanka. Set on a rocky outcrop where extensive grounds filled with coconut palms curve down to a golden stretch of secluded sand, the architect fuses ancient Sri Lankan design with chic luxuriant interiors. There are a variety of options on offer to delight any palate. International all-day dining at Journeys, Italian specialty cuisine at Il Mare, Mediterranean degustation menus and tapas at El Vino or the stunning

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beachside restaurant Verele for Teppanyaki inspired Sri Lankan cuisine. Take yoga or pilates classes on the beach, or explore the surrounding area by bicycle or tuk tuk. Try out the blissful Anantara Spa for signature Ayurvedic treatments and enjoy an immersive culinary experience at ‘Spice Spoons’ cooking class. Meanwhile kids will love the shaded playground and kids’ and teens’ clubs. 152 rooms and villas, three restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, beauty salon, kids’ club for four to 12-year olds and teens’ club, daily kids’ and teens’ activities, babysitting, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, tennis court and watersports centre.

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Anantara Kalutara Resort ★★★★★ In a secluded beachfront setting along Sri Lanka’s southwest coast, Anantara Kalutara Resort offers luxurious accommodation and inspirational experiences of the island’s wild nature and rich culture. Tailor your ideal escape. Wind down to the sound of the ocean or refresh your perspective with a myriad of watersports. Feast on the bold, spicy flavours of island culture, take a culinary tour across Asia or savour Italian coastal cuisine. Celebrate romance with a couple’s

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spa bliss, a sunset boat cruise and tailored private dining. Enjoy the family friendly allures of a kids club and endless adventures, from watching turtles hatch to whale and dolphin trips. Relax into authentic, comfortable and luxurious accommodation set amongst tropical gardens and swaying coconut palms. 141 rooms, suites and villas, three restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, shops, beauty salon, library, kids’ club for four to 12-year olds and teens’ club, daily kids’ and teens’ activities, babysitting, outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, yoga and meditation pavilion, tennis court and watersports centre.

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Sri Lanka • Beach Resorts Vivanta by Taj, Bentota ★★★★★ Located along one of the finest beaches on the southwest coast, this hotel offers magnificent sea views and is a perfect base to explore the surrounding area. The stylish rooms and suites feature private sit-outs or terraces. The secluded Jiva Spa offers luxurious Indian aromatherapy massages, healing therapies and wellness treatments. Dining at the resort is a treat with a variety of outlets offering innovative cuisine and conceptual decor including fresh seafood, overlooking the ocean and stylish fine dining. 160 rooms and suites, four restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi, tennis court, games room and watersports. Upgrade your stay to a Premium Indulgence Room when travelling with children for larger rooms and more space. In the evening indulge in complimentary canapés and beverages.

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Cape Weligama ★★★★★ Only 30 minutes from the city of Galle lies Cape Weligama atop a singular promontory rising above the Indian Ocean. Stunning panoramas complement luxurious private retreats with sunset views across the crescent-shaped infinity pool. Unwind on your private shaded terrace with a pot of freshly brewed Ceylon tea; amble barefoot to swim in the shimmering resort pool. A little further on, stone paths lead down to secluded coves where turtles flap about in the crystal clear shallows. Three main dining venues offer distinct experiences with private dining a sublime romantic option. Guest residences are set within private gardens complete with swimming pools shared between two to three rooms. Inside, elegant décor complements state of the art technology. 39 master rooms and private residences, three restaurants, lounges, 24-hour room service, shop, babysitting, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, diving centre and watersports.

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The Blue Water Wadduwa ★★★★★ This contemporary resort offers a tranquil setting and boasts an excellent beachfront location. The resort is surrounded by water, has a large swimming pool and offers an array of sports facilities. A relaxing Ayurvedic Spa enhances the serenity the guests achieve. The resort offers a vast selection of local and international cuisines. Romantic settings by the pool in the evenings with the lights reflecting on the water create awe-inspiring ambience or enjoy a lively evening with in-house live entertainment. 140 rooms and suites, three restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, hairdresser, beauty salon, children’s activities, children’s play area, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, outdoor pools, children’s pool, fitness centre, spa, tennis courts, squash courts and watersports.

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Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle ★★★★★ On the fringe of the former Dutch Colonial town of Galle stands Jetwing Lighthouse. It exudes an old world charm of elegance and minimalism that is combined with fantastic service, scrumptious cuisine and a wide selection of facilities and activities. The hotel terrace is ideal for a drink and a chat while overlooking a spectacular Sri Lankan sunset. 63 rooms and suites, two restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, babysitting, outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, sauna and tennis court. Upgrade your stay to the Ibn Battuta Suite and be transported to a world of mysticism, magic, and adventure. The suite with amazing views of the Indian Ocean is adorned in cooling shades of blue and white and impeccably furnished in a traditional Eastern style.

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Heritance Negombo ★★★★★ This contemporary beachfront hotel is ideally located in Negombo beach, a short 20-minute drive from Colombo International Airport. Combining relaxed atmosphere with high levels of service the resort offers a wide range of activities for a memorable holiday. Dining at the hotel is a pleasure with plenty of options. The main restaurant Blue Tan serves extensive international cuisine, while Big Fish Restaurant specializes on the freshest seafood around. The lagoon pool makes a tempting place to relax while the rooftop spa offers Ayurvedic treatments to help the energy’s body flow. 139 rooms and suites, three restaurants, lounges, 24-hour room service, shop, kids’ club, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, tennis court and watersports. Upgrade your stay to a Superior Deluxe Room which is located on higher floors and enjoy panoramic views of the ocean from the comfort of your spacious furnished balcony.

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AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa ★★★★ A warm and easy going ambiance blends Sri Lankan culture and contemporary design to create this attractive beachside resort in the popular seaside of Bentota. Stroll along the palm fringed beach, doze in the lush lawns and frangipani gardens or cool-off in one of the pools right by the beach. This is the perfect spot to enjoy tropical living. The resort offers a refreshing different spa with Ayurvedic treatments and yoga to soothe your body, mind and mood. A tempting range of dining experiences is available at the resort. Breeze, the main restaurant is situated on the terrace overlooking the lush gardens and offers an al fresco dining of the best Sri Lankan cuisine and international favourites. Frangipani, the specialty Asian restaurant is located in the heart of the resort. Otherwise opt for a private setting right on the beach. 75 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, shop, beauty salon, kids club, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, two outdoor swimming pools, fitness centre, spa, yoga and watersports.

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Sri Lanka • Beach Resorts AVANI Kalutara Resort ★★★★ Secluded and peaceful this tropical beach resort is located between the Kalu Ganga River and the Indian Ocean. The resort is modern and stylish with breezy open corridors, lush lawns and frangipani gardens. The rooms offer views of the rolling Indian Ocean, peaceful river lagoon or vibrant tropical gardens each with a private balcony or patio to soak up the scenery. There are also four great dining options that come with ocean and river views, plenty of beach activities and an infinity pool right beside the golden beach. Just relax and soak it all in. Step into a refreshingly different spa and retrieve your natural flow with therapies to soothe your body, mind and mood then retreat to your stylish room to admire the views from your balcony or terrace. 105 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounges, 24-hour room service, shop, library, babysitting, outdoor pool, spa and yoga. Shared facilities with sister property Anantara Kalutara next door: fitness centre, spa, kids’ club and watersports.

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Cinnamon Bey Beruwala ★★★★ Located in a perfectly formed natural bay, Cinnamon Bey Beruwala is one of the largest resorts along the southern coastline offering a luxurious tropical setting just one hour away from Colombo city. With modern facilities, on-site entertainment and a beautiful beachfront setting, the resort is an ideal holiday destination. Stylish and chic décor combined with up-to-date amenities and delightful dining options help make for a perfect beach getaway on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast. 200 rooms and suites, six restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, outdoor pools, children’s pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna, tennis court and watersports. Upgrade your stay to a Suite to enjoy the pleasure of panoramic views across the entire bay before submerging yourself into your very own private balcony plunge pool.

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Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa, Bentota ★★★★ A short boat ride across a lagoon takes you to this charming resort enjoying an excellent location on the Bentota Peninsula – with the Bentota River to one side and the Indian Ocean on the other. An abundance of natural attractions and a quiet beach with glorious sands and spacious rooms and residences makes this a great choice for families and couples alike. The watersport centre arranges snorkelling, sailing and rafting. Parents can relax by the swimming pool or visit the spa whilst kids are entertained with two active clubs. Savour Sri Lankan cuisine from colourful buffets and live cooking stations and enjoy local seafood al fresco. 165 rooms, suites and residences, three restaurants, lounges, limited hours of room service, shop, kids’ club, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa and watersports.

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China has a host of must-see attractions – ranging from spectacular natural wonders to some of the world’s most impressive and imposing man-made structures.

The nation with the highest population on earth also features some of the most iconic, natural and man-made tourism sights. There’s plenty to see in China from some of the world’s busiest cities to taking a tranquil river cruise on the Yangtze or seeing the magnificent giant pandas. There’s also a wealth of history, culture and cuisine for visitors to enjoy.

At a glance Emirates gateways: Beijing Capital International Airport Guangzhou Baiyan International Airport Shanghai Pudong International Airport Hong Kong International Airport Yinchuan Hedong International Airport Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport Distance from airport to city centre: Beijing: 25 kilometres Guangzhou: 28 kilometres Shanghai: 32 kilometres Hong Kong: 39 kilometres Yinchuan: 25 kilometres Zhengzhou: 25 kilometres

• Visit the unique 2,300 year old Terracotta Army in Xian.

Hop on one of the supermodern bullet trains from Shanghai for just an hour and you will reach the fascinating imperial city of Hangzhou – it’s ancient China as you imagine it to be.

• Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Li River as you travel to Yangshuo through stunning scenery. • Dine at one of the restaurants on Shanghai’s historic Bund waterfront promenade while taking in the city’s ultra-modern skyline. • Visit the iconic Great Wall of China on a day trip from Beijing – top of the bucket list for most visitors to China.

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Time zone: GMT +8 hours Currency: Chinese Yuan (CNY) and Hong Kong Dollar (HKD). Languages: Official language is Mandarin Chinese while Cantonese is widely spoken in southern China.

• Try your hand at the ancient and relatively gentle Chinese marital art of Tai Chi – a popular activity with locals that is available in most of China’s cities.

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When to visit Summers can be very hot and winters bitterly cold in China, so the best times to visit are in spring and autumn when temperatures and conditions tend to be warm and dry.

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10 days/9 nights – Air, rail and chauffeur-driven private tour

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This tour provides a fascinating insight into China’s rich cultural heritage and its dramatic urban regeneration in Shanghai. Day 1: Beijing Arrive in Beijing and spend the day at leisure. Day 2-3: Beijing Discover Beijing’s iconic sites including Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Visit the Great Wall of China and the iconic ‘Bird’s Nest’, officially the National Stadium. Day 4: Beijing – Xian Relax aboard a boat at the Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before heading to Xian on a high speed train. Day 5: Xian After breakfast, visit the extraordinary Terracotta Army and the Ban Po Museum, which houses the remains of a neolithic society dating back 8,000 years. Later, visit Xian Old City Wall and the Muslim Quarter. Day 6: Xian – Guilin After breakfast, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a well-preserved ancient building, before departing for your flight to Guilin. Day 7: Guilin – Li River Cruise – Yangshuo Embark on a Li River Cruise to Yangshuo and take in the breathtaking surroundings. On arrival, take a stroll on West Street in Yangshuo Village, do a spot of light hiking and rafting around the Yangshuo River. Day 8: Guilin – Hong Kong Transfer to the airport for your flight to Hong Kong. Day 9: Hong Kong After breakfast, depart on a half-day Hong Kong City tour where you will visit Victoria Peak, Aberdeen Fishing Village, Jewellery factory, Repulse Bay and Stanley Market.

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Day 1: Zhengzhou – Luoyang Transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Day 2: Luoyang After breakfast, visit the famous Longmen Grottoes, a large number of engraved Buddhism statues recording the faith and respect of Chinese ancient royal family and Buddhism culture. Later discover the White Horse Temple, regarded as the cradle land of Buddhism in China. Day 3: Luoyang – Xian In the morning, take a high-speed train to Xian. Upon arrival, visit the site of one of the most famous archaeological finds in the world, the legendary Terracotta Army, a fascinating sculpture collection of over 8,000 terracotta soldiers of Qin Shi Huang. Continue onwards to Shaolin Temple, known for Chinese Kung Fu and Martial Arts. Day 4: Xian – Shanghai In the morning, depart to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a preserved ancient structure and a holy place for Buddhists. After lunch, transfer to Xian Airport for your flight to Shanghai. Day 5: Shanghai After check-in, continue to Yuyuan Gardens and the Old Town. An impressive maze of colourful pavilions, ponds and stone dragons, it is one of China’s best examples of Ming Dynasty architecture and gardens. After lunch, visit the Bund, China’s well-known waterfront, lined with 30’s era buildings. Stroll through the shopping and dining district of Xintiandi, French Conssions and Tianzifang. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure. Day 6: Shanghai Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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Discover some of the best sights and learn about the fascinating history of China on this historical tour.

Explore the main cities and attractions of mainland China from shopping in Shanghai to strolling along the Great Wall of China.

Day 1: Guangzhou On arrival, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 1: Shanghai On arrival, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2: Guangzhou – Guilin After breakfast, visit Chen Clan Temple, Temple of the Six Banyan Trees and Qing Ping Market. After lunch, transfer to the airport for your flight to Guilin.

Day 2: Shanghai After breakfast, visit Yuyuan Gardens, a garden oasis in the centre of Shanghai’s Old City. After lunch, visit the Bund, China’s well-known waterfront.

Day 3: Guilin – Yangshuo – Guilin After breakfast, glide leisurely along the Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo, enjoying a buffet lunch on route. The small city of Yangshuo is surrounded by Karst Mountains, winding rivers and beautiful scenery. On arrival, take a stroll on West Street in Yangshuo Village, a modern, fashionable street packed with markets and restaurants or explore the local countryside by bike, try rock-climbing on world-class sites, or take a bamboo raft down the river.

Day 3: Shanghai – Suzhou – Shanghai (210 Kilometres) About a 1.5 hour drive from Shanghai is Suzhou, home to the Research Institute for Embroidery. After lunch, continue to Garden of the Master of the Nets, a park and part restored Ming garden, then go on a Grand Canal tour and take in the view of the landscape.

Day 4: Guilin – Kunming After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Kunming. In the afternoon, stroll through Green Lake Park, one of the most picturesque areas in the city popular with locals and visitors alike. Day 5: Kunming Marvel at the limestone formations in Stone Forest and soak up the bustling atmosphere at the Bird and Flower Market in the centre of Kunming City. Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure. Day 6: Kunming – Hong Kong Transfer to the airport for your flight to Hong Kong and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure upon arrival. Day 7: Hong Kong Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Day 4: Shanghai – Xian On arrival, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Day 5: Xian After breakfast set out to see the extraordinary Terracotta Army. Later, visit the Banpo Museum, a prehistoric excavation site museum. After lunch visit Xian Old City Wall, then explore the Muslim Quarter. Day 6: Xian – Beijing After breakfast, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda before departing for your flight to Beijing. Day 7-8: Beijing Discover The Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square ideally located for some of the most important buildings in China’s history. Visit the Great Wall of China and on the way back to the city, stop to take a view of the iconic ‘Bird’s Nest’ officially the National Stadium. Day 9: Beijing Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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China • Welcome to Hong Kong Hong Kong is a cultural kaleidoscope combining Chinese and European cultural heritages with a highpowered attitude to business and leisure. It is one of the most stimulating cities on earth with unsurpassed shopping, ancient traditions and some of the best Chinese food in the world. Renowned for its glittering skyline and magnificent harbour, Hong Kong also provides an easy introduction to mainland China. Catch a show, visit a temple or simply wander the streets and lanes of the city and the night markets, and soak up the sights, sounds, smells and tastes that are so uniquely Hong Kong and which are a true feast for the senses. For the kids, explore the magic of Disneyland, discover the sea-themed Ocean Park Hong Kong, or visit the Science Museum with interactive exhibits and so much more.

Hong Kong sightseeing Take an exciting tram ride to Victoria Peak for the ultimate peak experience on a Hong Kong Island Tour. Visit a traditional fishing village in Aberdeen and indulge yourself at the Jewellery Factory and Stanley Market. Enjoy 360-degree views of glittering Victoria Harbour from sky100 on the 100th floor of the ICC Building. Discover the attractions, thrills, amazing marine life, nature and over 60 exciting rides and attractions at Ocean Park Hong Kong. The Park features some of the rarest animals in the world and a large assortment of thrilling rides for the entire family such as Polar Adventure, Thrill Mountain and Rainforest Rapids.

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On a Macau Extravaganza Tour, take the ferry to Macau and visit three World Heritage sites, the tiny Na Tcha Temple, the Mount Fortress, the Temple of A-Ma and the ruins of St. Paul’s Cathedral. Visit some of the best shopping spots this vibrant city has to offer on a Hong Kong Shopping Tour. Some of the stops include Citygate Outlet Malls in Tung Chung, Sogo Department Store, Festival Walk, Horizon Plaza and Prada Outlet Store. Go on a cable car up to Ngong Ping Village on a Lantau Island Tour and take in the spectacular 360 degree views of the surroundings. Visit the Museum beneath the Big Buddha statue then head to Tai O Fishing Village to view houses on stilts and a glimpse into Hong Kong’s past.

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Hong Kong experiences • Shopping is a wonderful adventure in Hong Kong. Soak in the atmosphere at the Temple Street Night Market, a popular street bazaar. Shop for trinkets, electronics, jade and antiques and get a taste of the local street food. • Enjoy the longest outdoor escalator in the world. The Central MidLevels walkway system covers 2,600 feet and is a welcome rest for weary feet.

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• Take a ride on the charming Star Ferry that links Kowloon and Hong Kong Island, a great opportunity for an up close look at one of the world’s most photographed harbours.

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• Ride the Ngong Ping 360 cable car on your visit to Lantau Island. Enjoy stunning views of the vast South China Sea, Hong Kong International Airport and the Big Buddha. • Board a train or a bus and take a day trip to Shenzhen in mainland China. Hunt for clothing bargains while you are there.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong ★★★★★

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One of the world’s tallest hotels, occupying floors 102 – 118 of the International Commerce Centre in West Kowloon and overlooking the harbour, the Ritz-Carlton is the epitome of opulence, elegance and style. A spa on the 116th floor and an indoor infinity pool on floor 118 gives the impression of being among the clouds. Each room offers breathtaking views of Hong Kong Island. 312 rooms and suites, four restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, beauty services, kids’ club, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, indoor pool, fitness centre and spa. Upgrade your stay to a Deluxe Harbour View Suite for panoramic Victoria Harbour views and for more spacious living.

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Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong ★★★★★

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This award winning luxury hotel boasts unbeatable harbour-front views of Hong Kong from the amazing Victoria Harbour location in the shopping and entertainment district of Tsim Sha Tsui East. Decorated with contemporary art and soothing earth tone fabrics, most rooms offer sweeping views of the harbour and the stunning lights of the city. It not only has some of the most spacious rooms in Hong Kong, but it also has a wide variety of delectable dining options that include two Michelin starred Cantonese restaurants. 688 rooms and suites, five restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, hairdresser, beauty salon, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, indoor pool, fitness centre, massage services, sauna, jacuzzi and steam bath. Upgrade your stay to a Deluxe Harbour View Room for panoramic views of the Harbour.

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The Peninsula Hong Kong ★★★★★

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Located on the edge of Victoria Harbour, The Peninsula Hong Kong is the city’s oldest yet finest hotel, providing timeless elegance and a combination of the best Eastern and Western hospitality. Rooms are designed with simplicity in mind, contemporary furnishing with classic comfort and breathtaking panoramic views of the city. The hotel features over 80 luxury shops and is the finest culinary destination with cuisines ranging from European to Cantonese. 300 rooms and suites, six restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, shopping arcade, indoor pool, fitness centre, spa and sauna. Upgrade your stay to a Grand Deluxe Harbour View Room for a full view of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Skyline.

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InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong ★★★★★ The InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong offers breathtaking views of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour and is conveniently located in Tsim Sha Tsui East, in Kowloon. The hotel offers a friendly and elegant environment with a wide selection of world-class dining outlets including Cantonese and Italian restaurants. A true harbour side haven, the hotel offers a relaxing atmosphere and exceptional service to all guests. 570 rooms and suites, three restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, hairdresser, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, jacuzzi and sauna. Upgrade your stay to a Harbour View Room for astonishing views of Hong Kong’s magical skyline and Victoria Harbour.

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The Excelsior, Hong Kong ★★★★ The Excelsior is located on the Victoria Harbour waterfront, opposite the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club and the Noon Day Gun. It provides great facilities in an excellent location and offers 34 floors of comfortable accommodation, superb dining and sensational views. The entertainment and shopping districts of Causeway Bay are situated all around the hotel. It is adjacent to the MTR station, tram, bus and minibus routes and is linked to two shopping centres. 884 rooms and suites, four restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, beauty services, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, fitness centre, spa, sauna and steam bath. Upgrade your stay to a Grandluxe Harbour View Room for larger space and beautiful views of the harbour.

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Royal Plaza Hotel ★★★★ Located in Mongkok, the Royal Plaza Hotel sits atop the MTR Mongkok East Station and is linked to a shopping mall providing guests with convenient access to shopping, entertainment and dining options. Rooms are beautifully decorated in warm colours with a view overlooking the city .The hotel offers 24-hour concierge services to help you plan your day well and a complimentary shuttle service to Tsim Sha Tsui. 699 rooms and suites, three restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, shops, interconnecting rooms, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna, jacuzzi and steam bath. Upgrade your stay to a Plaza Deluxe Family for more space, accommodating up to four guests.

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Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Disney’s Hollywood Hotel

Experience the Magic of Hong Kong Disneyland Hong Kong Disneyland Resort consists of one theme park and three hotels. The Resort offers unique and immersive Disney experiences for all ages to enjoy. Hong Kong Disneyland Resort has welcomed millions of guests from around the world, making it one of the top destinations in the region. Step into seven themed lands based on stories of the mysterious exploration, Wild West, Toy Story films, fantasy, adventure, space and Americana. In each land, enjoy the rides, meet your favourite Disney characters and watch amazing Broadway-style shows. Main Street U.S.A: Laugh, play, shop and dine on this picturesque boulevard of dreams that Walt Disney envisioned as America’s hometown. Here you can join Flights of Fantasy Parade and ‘Disney in the Stars’ fireworks with the all-new castle projection. Fantasyland: Meet princesses, go round and round on the Cinderella Carousel, take a journey through this whimsical garden featuring classic Disney Fairytales as living storybooks in ‘Fairy Tale Forest – Presented by PANDORA’ and watch the park‘s largest

“Star Wars™: Tomorrowland Takeover”

Broadway-style and brand new musical ‘Mickey and the Wondrous Book’. Tomorrowland: Experience “Star Wars: Tomorrowland Takeover” the first-of-a-kind Star Wars Experience in Asia and Disney Parks’ first Marvel-themed ride with Iron Man in a Hong Kong-based story. Adventureland: Exotic adventures await when you jump on a jungle boat with an entertaining skipper at Jungle River Cruise. Don’t miss the live musical based on ‘The Lion King’ movie. Toy Story Land: Is a Disney·Pixar themed play area where you join the toys from your favourite Toy Story films for playtime in Andy’s backyard and explore this oversized world with its three larger-than-life rides. Grizzly Gulch: Be a Wild West pioneer and board the Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars to embark on an unexpected runaway adventure. Mystic Point: Board Lord Henry’s Mystic Magneto-Electric Carriage at Mystic Manor, Mystic Point to view his amazing collection of art and antiquities from around the world.

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel A Victorian style palace offering unparalleled service and spectacular views of the garden or the South China Sea. Rooms are spacious and have a classical Disney feel. Adults can relax at the Victorian spa or unwind at the gym while the little ones explore the classic English Garden maze or engage in a number of outdoor activities. Dine uniquely alongside Disney characters at Enchanted Garden Restaurant or opt for fine dining at Crystal Lotus providing Chinese cuisine.

Disney’s Hollywood Hotel Travel back in time in this classical Hollywood era designed hotel. Rooms offer ocean or garden views and are Hollywood themed with contemporary furnishing and feature state-of-the-art amenities. The activities at Disney’s Hollywood Hotel are endless. Dine with Disney characters at Chef Mickey and enjoy an international buffet, swim in the large Piano-shaped outdoor pool, stay busy at the games arcade or stroll through the magical gardens.

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China • Welcome to Shanghai and Beijing

Shanghai City

The Great Wall of China

Shanghai

Beijing

Situated on the banks of the Huangpo River, Shanghai is China’s largest and most dynamic metropolis; rich in history with a vibrant street life and vivid modern attractions. Originally a small fishing town, the city has evolved into an important commercial centre with a skyline dominated by an extraordinary mixture of different architectural styles.

Beijing is a city hurtling into the future so rapidly that it is easy to forget its fascinating history, stretching back over 3,000 years as the seat of the Mongol, Ming and Qing dynasties. A city of amazing extremes with its glittering skyscrapers, mazy hutongs and the enigmatic Forbidden City, Beijing is a city with a rich past and an exciting future.

Shanghai sightseeing

Beijing sightseeing

Capture the essence of the new and the old as you explore the vibrant city on a Shanghai City Tour. An intoxicating blend of ancient culture and modernity, the tour covers the classic historical sights and modern landmarks that have made Shanghai so unique.

See the classic sights of Beijing on a tour of the Forbidden City and the Great Wall. Get a sense of history with the former Imperial Palace that was the home to 24 Chinese emperors between 1420-1911 and marvel at the engineering feat of the Great Wall.

Explore the beauty and history of the ancient towns of Suzhou and Zhouzhuang. An important transportation hub during the Qin and Han dynasties, Suzhou boasts a rich cultural heritage. With lakes on four sides, the water town of Zhouzhuang sports a fairyland atmosphere especially in the evenings.

Explore the heart and soul of Beijing with a tour of the Capital Museum located in an ancient Confucian temple; meet the locals on a rickshaw ride around the ancient and narrow streets known as hutongs.

Shanghai experiences

Beijing experiences

• Ride the Shanghai Maglev train from the international airport to the city. At a speed of over 400 km/hr, the trip to the city takes less than 10 minutes.

• Within the Emperor hotel, enjoy a beverage at the rooftop restaurant overlooking the Forbidden City.

• Visit Dongtai Road, a haunt for collectors of antiques and art-deco pieces as well as lots of Cultural Revolution memorabilia. • Visit the Bund. This riverfront boardwalk is one of the most recognisable symbols and the pride of Shanghai. • Visit Xintiandi, an affluent pedestrian-only area of shops and restaurants. The area also has some great beverage spots.

• Pedal yourself around the lake district of Houhai Lake, one of the hippest spots in Beijing surrounded by restaurants, coffee shops and boutiques. You can even pick up a tandem bike or a three-person tandem if travelling with the family. • Visit the Temple of Heaven. This is no ordinary temple – a former place of worship of the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties. The park area is now frequented by locals who, every morning (particularly in summer), come here for their morning exercise, which is anything from Tai Chi to ballroom dancing and sword fighting.

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Discover more of Beijing with a day tour to the Great Wall of China.

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Shanghai and Beijing Hotels • China

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Grand Hyatt Shanghai ★★★★★

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Located in the heart of Pudong and housed within the 88-storey tall Jin Mao Tower, this is one of the highest hotels in the world. Extending from its lobby on the 53rd floor to Cloud 9 Bar on the 87th floor, it provides spectacular 360-degree views of the city. Spacious rooms provide amazing views of the Pudong skyline or the waterfront. 555 rooms and suites, six restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour room service, shopping arcade, beauty salon, hair salon, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, indoor pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna and jacuzzi.

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Sofitel Shanghai Hyland ★★★★★

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Sofitel Shanghai Hyland is located in the heart of the city’s commercial hub on China’s most famous pedestrian shopping street, Nanjing Road, next to Nanjing Road East Metro Station. The hotels’ restaurants also provide the perfect setting for relaxing and socialising. The exclusive Club floor and the Club Lounge located on the 30th floor provide panoramic views of Pudong and the Pearl TV Tower. 383 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, shops, beauty salon, hair salon, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, fitness centre, spa and sauna.

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Raffles Beijing Hotel ★★★★★

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This hotel is an icon of Beijing’s historical heritage. Situated at the crossroads of famous Chang An Avenue and Wangfujing, it is in the heart of the prestigious commercial districts and a few minutes away from the Forbidden City, historical Tiananmen Square, Silk Market and other famous sights. Rooms are beautifully styled with an old world charm with wooden floors and marble bathrooms. Enjoy the finest dining at Raffles Beijing with international cuisine at East 33 or at the award winning Jaan serving French cuisine. 171 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, shopping centre, beauty salon, library, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, fitness centre, spa, sauna, jacuzzi and steam bath.

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Grand Mercure Beijing Central ★★★★

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Located in the heart of the shopping, commercial and retail district of Beijing and within close proximity of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, the hotel is walking distance from the subway station. Rooms are spacious and modern with contemporary furnishing and feature cable television, rain shower, minibar and free Wi-Fi. 290 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, shop, hairdresser, beauty salon, kids’ club, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, indoor pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna, jacuzzi, steam bath, indoor tennis court and table tennis.

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Discover more of China with a day tour to Suzhou, the ‘Venice of the East’ from Shanghai.

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Welcome to Vietnam

Ninh Binh, Northern Vietnam

Vietnam

At a glance Emirates gateways: Ho Chi Minh Tan Son Nhat International Airport Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport Distance from airport to city centre: Hanoi: 45 kilometres Ho Chi Minh City: 8 kilometres

Steamy jungles, endless beaches and ancient cities form the backdrop of a trip to Vietnam – a country steeped in history and culture. From the traditional lifestyle of indigenous hill tribes to the intoxicating flavours of local cuisine, this Southeast Asian country promises an unforgettable sensory experience.

Time zone: GMT +7 hours

Experiences

Currency: Vietnamese Dong (VND). Credit cards are accepted although small local businesses often only accept cash.

With its colourful history and spectacular landscapes, Vietnam is one of the most rewarding destinations in Southeast Asia.

Languages: Vietnamese is the official language; English is widely spoken in tourist areas.

• Wander through the ancient streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter and sample Vietnamese street food with the locals.

When to visit Vietnam’s climate is as varied as its geography. Spring and autumn are the best times to visit Hanoi and Halong Bay, and promise moderate temperatures with little rain. Spring and early summer months are usually warm and dry in Danang and Hoi An.

• Marvel at the majesty of Halong Bay, where 3,000 limestone karsts rise from the sea like monsters from the deep.

• Feast on fresh local cuisine in Hoi An, or take a cooking course to learn the secret to a good pho.

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• Breathe in the fresh air around Sapa, where hill tribes and villages still follow a traditional way of life.

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GULF OF THAILAND

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Deluxe River View Room

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi ★★★★★

Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon ★★★★★

Located in the heart of Hanoi, steps away from Opera House in the French Quarter, this award-winning French colonial-style hotel blends a timeless elegance with colonial grandeur.

With spectacular views over the Saigon River and the vibrant city centre, this charming hotel is within few minutes walking distance from the main attractions such as Opera House and Benh Tanh market.

364 rooms and suites, three restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, hairdresser, babysitting, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna, massage treatments and hammam.

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Tailor-made Touring • Vietnam

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Visit the intriguing Old Quarter in the picturesque capital city of Hanoi, view awe-inspiring seascapes in Halong Bay, explore the ancient town of Hoi An and get a fascinating insight into life along the Mekong Delta. Day 1: Hanoi You will be met on arrival at Hanoi International Airport and transferred to your hotel, where you can enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Day 2: Hanoi Discover the historical and cultural attractions of Hanoi such as the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the One-Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature and the Ngoc Son Temple during a half-day Hanoi city tour. In the afternoon, visit Bat Trang ceramic village where you can make your own piece of pottery. Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (180 kilometres) In the morning transfer to Halong City, where you embark on an overnight cruise to one of the most scenic areas of the world – Halong Bay – a dramatic seascape of over 2,000 limestone karsts. Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hoi An After breakfast, disembark and transfer to Hanoi airport for your flight to Da Nang. From Da Nang airport you will be transferred to your hotel in the enchanting town of Hoi An. Day 5: Hoi An Explore more of Vietnamese culture by making local handcrafts or discover the ancient city of Hue on a full-day tour. Day 6: Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City Transfer to Da Nang Airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City followed by a transfer to your hotel. Explore cultural and historical sites such as Chinatown, Thien Hau Market, Notre Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum on a half-day city tour.

5 days/4 nights – Rail and chauffeur-driven private tour

Experience the graceful architectural heritage of Hanoi, wander through the colourful local markets and enjoy views of the epic scenery, often subdued by a thick mist rolling across the peaks in Sapa. Day 1: Hanoi On arrival in Hanoi, you will be transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Day 2: Hanoi – Lao Cai Join a half-day city tour to explore some of the historical and cultural highlights of Hanoi such as the One-Pillar Pagoda and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. In the afternoon enjoy a leisurely one-hour cycle tour of Hanoi. Transfer to Hanoi train station in the evening for an overnight trip to Lao Cai. Day 3: Lao Cai – Sapa (38 kilometres) After breakfast, depart for the highland town of Bac Ha where you can wander through the colourful ethnic district market. In the afternoon, join a scenic journey on winding roads up the mountains to Sapa, located about 1,500 metres above sea level. Discover bustling markets and the local life in this mountain town on your own. Day 4: Sapa – Lao Cai (38 kilometres) Enjoy a full day of trekking. Visit tea plantations and cardamom gardens in Suoi Ho village, and then explore the villages of the Black Hmong people in Ma Tra. In Ta Phin village meet the Red Dao people famous for their weaving skills. Transfer back to Sapa and afterwards to Lao Cai railway station where you will board the overnight train to Hanoi. Day 5: Hanoi Upon an early morning arrival in Hanoi, transfer to your hotel or the airport for your onward flight. Lao Cai

Day 7: Ho Chi Minh City Cruise in a sampan, taking in the sights of the local market and get a glimpse of daily life along the mighty Mekong Delta. Day 8: Ho Chi Minh Enjoy a final day at leisure before your transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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Welcome to Myanmar

Temples of Bagan at Sunset

Wooden Boat in Ubein Bridge, Mandalay

Myanmar

Myanmar is a magical place, a fabled land of ancient temples, misty plains and a river so enchanting it captured the imaginations of writers such as Orwell and Kipling. Exploring these timeless sights, you’ll experience the warm hospitality and friendly welcome of the Burmese people, whose smiles are as captivating as the landscape.

At a glance

When to visit

Emirates gateway: Yangon International Airport

The tropical climate brings hot, wet summers that can be stifling in parts. The best time to visit is the dry season between November and February, when temperatures are cooler. Areas at higher altitude in the north and east enjoy a cooler climate, giving you a few extra months of comfortable travel in March and April, when it heats up in lowland areas. Many businesses close for the duration of the Thingyan Water Festival and New Year celebrations, which fall on consecutive weeks in April.

Distance from airport to city centre: Yangon: 13.8 kilometres Time zone: GMT + 6.5 hours Currency: Burmese Kyat (MMK). US Dollars are widely accepted. Kyat is a closed currency, so change any leftover cash before you leave. ATMs are available all over the country, but may impose daily withdrawal limits. Credit cards are accepted in larger businesses. Languages: Burmese is the official language; English is usually spoken in hotels, travel agencies and tourist-friendly restaurants.

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Highlights of Myanmar 8 days/7 nights – Air and chauffeur-driven private tour

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Discover Myanmar and its fascinating culture from the bustling cities to local villages with crystal clear lakes. Day 1: Yangon Arrive in Yangon and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city which includes Kandawgyi Park, dinner and a show at Karaweik Barge, a visit to a local teashop and the famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Day 2: Inle Lake Transfer to Yangon airport for a domestic flight to Heho. On the way to Inle Lake, stop for a quick visit of Shwe Yan Pyay monastery then board a private boat to the hotel. In the afternoon, visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest religious site in southern Shan State and the boat construction workshop at Nampan Village as well stopping to see some traditional handicrafts in Inpawkon Village. Continue by boat to visit Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery.

Day 3: Inle Lake – Heho – Mandalay After breakfast, explore a five-day rotating market offering an insight into the life of the ethnic Pa-O, Danu and Intha people. Take a scenic trip by a long-tailed boat across the lake to Indaing, passing through the busy village of Ywama. Disembark at the jetty and walk through Indaing village. Returning to the river walk along a lovely shady path to the Intha village of Sema. In the afternoon transfer to Heho Airport for a domestic flight to Mandalay. Day 4: Mandalay – Innwa (Ava) – Sagaing – Amarapura Take a local ferry from the former royal capital of Innwa (Ava) to the island where your horse cart and driver await. Visit the brick monastery of Maha Aungmye Bonzan before continuing to the impressive wooden monastery of Bagaya Kyaung. In the afternoon, visit picturesque Sagaing and continue to the former capital, Amarapura. Take a sunset stroll on U Bein Bridge, which is believed to be the longest teak bridge in the world. Day 5: Mandalay – Bagan Enjoy a tour of Mandalay in the morning including a visit to Mahamuni Pagoda, home to a spectacular Buddha image covered with thick layers of gold leaves. Stop at local workshops and then later, visit Kuthodaw Pagoda and Shwenandaw Monastery. Transfer to Mandalay airport for your flight to Bagan. Day 6: Bagan Visit a selection of the most important pagodas and temples. In the afternoon, visit a craftsman’s workshop and the Ananda Temple. Continue by horse and cart for a photo stop at the tallest temple – Thatbyinnyu. Continue to Dhammayangyi and Sulamani temples. Day 7: Bagan – Mount Popa – Bagan – Yangon Drive about one hour to Mount Popa, home to Myanmar’s intriguing spirits ‘nats’. Climb the 777 steps to the top to be rewarded by fabulous views. On the way back to Bagan, see local people gathering the sap from palm trees to make raw sugar or toddy palm drink. Transfer to Bagan airport for your domestic flight to Yangon. Day 8: Yangon After breakfast, transfer to Yangon Airport for your international departure.


Welcome to the Philippines

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White Beach, Boracay

Chocolate Hills, Bohol

The Philippines

on a whale shark watching boat trip. Watch or swim with the whale sharks, while they swim gracefully in crystal blue waters.

World-class reefs, pristine beaches, volcanic landscapes and important biospheres are just some of the reasons to visit Philippines. The nation encompasses an amazing 7,000 islands, making it the second largest archipelago in the world. There are plenty of opportunities to get back to nature, with trekking and diving particularly popular.

At a glance Emirates gateways: Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport Mactan-Cebu International Airport Clark International Airport Distance from airport to city centre: Manila: 10 kilometres Cebu: 15 kilometres Clark: 7 kilometres Time zone: GMT +8 hours Currency: Philippine Peso (PHP). There are ATMs on the major islands and credit cards are widely accepted at major stores, restaurants and hotels. Languages: Filipino and English are the joint official languages.

Day 3-4: Cebu – Bohol Transfer to the pier to take a ferry ride to Bohol Island. Discover this fascinating island over the next two days. Visit Tagbilaran City, drive to Bohol’s countryside and visit the Chocolate Hills – several hundreds of uniformly shaped limestone hills. Get close to a tarsier, one of the smallest known primates.

Best of the Philippines

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Discover the amazing Chocolate Hills in Bohol and the walled city of Intramuros in Manila. Experience a whale shark interaction adventure in Oslob and enjoy the tropical islands of Cebu and Bohol with breathtaking white sand beaches and crystal blue waters. Day 1: Cebu You will be met on arrival at Cebu International Airport and transferred to your hotel, where you can enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Day2: Cebu – Oslob – Cebu (115 kilometres) Take an early morning drive to Oslob, on the southwest coast of Cebu Island and embark

When to visit

Day 5: Bohol – Manila Proceed to the Tagbilaran airport for your flight to Manila. On arrival in Manila you will be transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Day 6: Manila This morning tour Manila city and visit Rizal Park, Intramuros, Fort Santiago, San Augustin Church and Casa Manila. Drive by Quiapo district, the old downtown area and the flower market. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Day 7: Manila Indulge in some last-minute shopping in the Ayala Center before transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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Philippines is hot year-round though the winter season – November to February – is fresher. The typhoon season is roughly July to October and the wet season is May to October, although the chance of rainfall varies from island to island. Most tourists visit November to April with December to February the most comfortable.

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The Philippines • Manila Hotels The Peninsula Manila ★★★★★ Set in central business district of Manila, this luxury hotel is known as the ‘Jewel in the Capital’s Crown’ for its legendary presence in the heart of Makati City. The hotel is situated within walking distance from Glorietta, Greenbelt and The Landmark shopping malls. The spacious rooms and suites are styled with timeless Filipino elements and modern amenities. The Peninsula Spa provides award-winning treatments inspired by Oriental and Ayurvedic methods. Club-level guests can enjoy complimentary return luxury airport transfers, afternoon tea and evening cocktails in The Club Lounge. 469 rooms and suites, four restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour room service, gift shop, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa and sauna.

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Makati Shangri-La ★★★★★ Situated at Makati’s central business, shopping and entertainment district, within walking distance from Glorietta and Greenbelt shopping malls and SM Department Store, this award-winning hotel offers elegantly designed spacious rooms. The hotel’s restaurants are known throughout the Philippines for their quality. At the spa, guests may experience the ancient art of traditional Filipino healing called Hilot, a combination of time-honored massage techniques, which will relax the body and spirit. 699 rooms and suites, four restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour room service, shopping arcade, babysitting, outdoor and kids’ pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna, steam room and tennis court.

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Ascott Makati ★★★★ Nestled amidst the shopping and commercial hub of the Ayala Centre and within walking distance from The Landmark, Greenbelt and Power Plant shopping malls, these luxurious serviced apartments feature suites, studios and one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Each suite or apartment is equipped with state-of-the-art entertainment systems, fully-equipped kitchen or kitchenette, spacious living areas and cozy bedrooms. A five-minute walk away from the residence is the Ayala train station, which links the area with the rest of Makati. 306 suites and apartments, restaurant, room service, shop, babysitting, outdoor pool, children’s play room, fitness centre, massage, jacuzzi, steam room and tennis court.

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New World Makati Hotel ★★★★ Ideally located in the heart of Makati, this world-class deluxe hotel features stylish rooms and suites with impressive city views, a modern vibe and hints of Asian influence. The hotel is close to the fashionable Greenbelt Lifestyle Centre and the Glorietta shopping complex is just a short walk away. Jasmine, the hotel’s popular Chinese restaurant, offers authentic Chinese cuisine, dim sum, Peking duck, barbecue delicacies and live seafood prepared by Chef Wong Kam On. Guests can visit the Marahai Spa for headto-toe pampering and relaxation after a long day of sightseeing or shopping. 580 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa and sauna. Specialty Suite SPA

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Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa ★★★★★ Set amidst a lush garden retreat on a beautiful beach cove, this tropical paradise is an ideal destination for a relaxing beach holiday. The luxury resort houses an array of activities including windsurfing, diving and snorkelling. Immerse yourself in a traditional treatment to optimise your body’s energy at CHI, The Spa. The Shangri-La Marine Sanctuary spans six hectares of the resort’s beachfront and teems with over 160 species of fish, clams and coral. 530 rooms and suites, four restaurants, four lounges, 24-hour room service, beauty salon, children’s activities, outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, sauna, golf, tennis court and watersports.

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Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan ★★★★★ This award-winning resort is nestled in six hectares of beautiful gardens and boasts a private beach. Tropical-style guest rooms feature a private balcony, while the luxurious villas feature individual plunge pools. Aum Spa offers an array of services provided by internationally trained therapists. Azure Beach Club with the right mix of contemporary fun and chic atmosphere features an Asian Grill restaurant, beach café area for the sun worshippers and a rock lounge by the cliff for a perfect sundown cocktail. 290 rooms, suites and villas, four restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, beauty salon, shop, children’s playground, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, yoga and watersports.

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Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa ★★★★★ Surrounded by a lush hillside overlooking the ocean, this spectacular resort provides a luxurious and secluded hideaway with variety of restaurants and leisure facilities such as Dive Centre and marine sanctuary. All rooms feature a balcony with views of verdant landscaped gardens or crystalline waters. Guests can enjoy a romantic tree-top dinner at Rima. The resort is a 10-minute speedboat ride from Caticlan Airport. 219 rooms, suites and villas, four restaurants, two lounges, 24hour room service, butler service in villas and sea view suites, shop, children’s activities and playground, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna, tennis court and watersports.

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The Lind Boracay ★★★★★ Situated on the beach front of the White Beach’s Station 1, this lifestyle hotel features contemporary rooms and suites, lush greenery and a luxury spa. All rooms feature a balcony with garden, pool or sea views. The Spa with world-class products, provides a genuine five-star pampering in the exclusivity of your room, pool sides or in the luxurious treatment room of The Spa. D’Mall Boracay shopping area is a 10-minute walk away. The resort is about 15 minutes speedboat ride from Caticlan Airport. 119 rooms and suites, two restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shop, kids’ club for four to 12-year olds, babysitting, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa and sauna.

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Welcome to South Korea

Bongeunsa Temple, Seoul

Jeju Island

South Korea

From its cherry-blossom season to the skyscraper-packed capital Seoul, South Korea is as fascinating as any Asian destination; yet its culture, epic scenery and friendly people remain among the region’s best-kept secrets. Expect a charming hilly interior, Buddhist temples, spicy and very unique cuisine, ancient elegant palaces and sub-tropical islands as you explore the peninsula.

At a glance

When to visit

Emirates gateway: Seoul Incheon International Airport

South Korea enjoys a four-season temperate climate but it can get very humid and hot (up to 45℃) in summer, with heavy rain in July and August. Come November and the winter bites, exacerbated by Siberian winds. It’s quite a big place though, with the entire peninsula stretching 1,200 km, so expect variations as you travel.

Distance from airport to city centre: 60 kilometres Time zone: GMT +8 hours Currency: South Korean Won (KRW). ATMs are prevalent, but will not always accept international cards so just keep trying until you find one that does. Most major credit cards are accepted, but keep cash with you for incidentals in more rural areas.

SEA OF JAPAN

Visit the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site and a folk village in the exciting capital city of Seoul. The semi-tropical island of Jeju is volcanic and very picturesque with crater lakes, waterfalls and parks. The added attraction is the duty-free shopping here. Day 1: Seoul On arrival you transfer to your hotel. The evening is at your leisure. Day 2: Jeju Island Today take a short flight to Jeju Island. Start the day with a drive along the Road of Mystery; explore the Museum of Natural History and the island’s stunning scenery including the cliffs of Suwolbong Peak. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 5: Seoul – Yongin – Suwon – Seoul (64 kilometres) After breakfast, head to Yongin National Folk Village, a living museum of Korean heritage. Later on, visit the imposing Suwon Hwaseong Fortress. Explore traditional Insadong and its antique stores and the exotic Namdaemun Gate market before enjoying some shopping in Seoul’s famous Itaewon area. Overnight in Seoul.

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South Korea Busan

Day 6: Seoul Spend the day at leisure; indulge in shopping or entertainment before transferring to the airport for your onward flight.

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Day 4: Seoul In the morning, visit Seongsang Ilchulbong before taking your flight back to Seoul. Visit the Blue House, Gyeongbok Palace and the Korean National Museum before reaching your hotel. Overnight in Seoul.

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Jeju Island

6 days/5 nights – Air and chauffeur-driven private tour

Day 3: Jeju Island Continue to explore Jeju with visits to Youngduam Rock, Bunjae Artpia, the world’s largest bonsai arboretum, the Sanbanggulsa rock cave and the picturesque Cheonjaeyeon Waterfall. The evening is free to enjoy duty free shopping as well as the exciting nightlife of the island.

Languages: Korean, but English is widely understood and spoken in main areas.

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Welcome to Seoul • South Korea

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With a 600-year history, previously known as Hanyang, Seoul has often been described as a sleepless city where modernity complements the old traditions. Families will enjoy making lasting memories at amusement parks such as Everland Resort and Lotte World, visiting IT experience zones or getting soaked at water parks that are open all year long. Flashy urban department stores and shopping malls are open until dawn. Fashion avenues with the latest trends are heaven for shopaholics.

Seoul experiences • Visit Blue House and the the Gyeongbokgung Palace on a half-day Explore Korea Tour. Learn about Korean traditional life at the National Folk Museum and discover Jogyesa Buddhist Temple. • Take a half-day Folk Village Tour and discover the Korean Folk Village, set in 243 acres, with over 260 traditional houses featuring 20 workshops of various

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• On a full-day Everland Theme Park Tour, enjoy the world’s seventh largest theme park, located in Yongin, featuring themes such as Magic Land, Zootopia, European Adventure and Global Fair. Don’t miss a visit to the Caribbean Bay water park and the botanical garden’s seasonal festivals.

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The Shilla Seoul ★★★★★

Conveniently located in the heart of Seoul near Myeong-dong street, linked to Lotte Department Store, this luxury hotel offers a sophisticated Ladies Floor designed solely for women and a three-Michelin star restaurant, Pierre Gagnaire.

Situated in the central business and shopping district in Jung-gu, this prestigious hotel features a duty-free shopping arcade, Guerlian Spa with beautiful seasonal views of Namsan Mountain and a unique Sculpture Garden. The guest rooms designed by world-renowned designer, Peter Remedios, create elegantlyfurnished modern lifestyle spaces.

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454 rooms and suites, four restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa and indoor golf range.

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Lotte Hotel Seoul ★★★★★

1,120 rooms and suites, five restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour room service, indoor pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna, salt room and indoor golf range.

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Fraser Place Namdaemun ★★★★ Ideally located in the heart of Seoul, overlooking the historical Namdaemun Gate and within walking distance to the Namdaemun Market and Myeong-dong shopping district, this award-winning apartment hotel features modern serviced apartments with panoramic views of Seoul’s skyline. City Hall and Hoehyun stations are just a short walk away. 252 apartments, restaurant, lounge, room service, babysitting, fitness centre and sauna.

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Welcome to Japan

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Japan

Japan is a beguiling land of contrasts; a place where ancient aesthetics and traditions sit happily alongside hypermodern urban culture and technology. Such exciting contrasts, combined with the friendliness of the Japanese people, unrivalled customer service and transport facilities, make travelling in Japan a joy.

At a glance

When to visit

Emirates gateways: Tokyo: Narita International Airport and Haneda International Airport Osaka: Kansai International Airport

Japan has a temperate climate and four distinct seasons, with spring and autumn being the most comfortable and picturesque times to visit.

Distance from airport to city centre: Tokyo: 58 kilometres from Narita International Airport and 14 kilometres from Haneda International Airport Osaka: 38 kilometres

Japan Highlights

7 days/6 nights – Coach and bullet train tour

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This tour takes you through some of the iconic sights of the country – from Tokyo, the modern high-tech capital city, to the natural beauty of Mount Fuji and from Hakone to Nagoya and Kyoto, the cultural heart of Japan and onto Osaka, the gateway to the Kansai region of Japan.

Time zone: GMT +9 hours Currency: Japanese Yen (JPY). Although major credit cards are accepted in cities, cash is king in Japan. Large denomination notes are entirely acceptable. Languages: Japanese is the official language but English is spoken in most hotels.

Day 1: Tokyo On arrival transfer to your hotel.

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Day 2: Tokyo Embark on a half-day city tour by visiting the Tokyo Tower, the Imperial Palace Plaza, the Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise Shopping Arcade, after which you drive through Ueno. Day 3: Tokyo – Mount Fuji – Hakone (82 kilometres) Depart Tokyo and drive through the countryside, halfway up to Mount Fuji. Enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Ashi and a cable car ride to Mount Komagatake. The tour will end at Hakone, after which you make your own way to your hotel. Day 4: Hakone – Nagoya Enjoy a high speed Hikari train ride to Nagoya. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to the hotel by walk. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Day 5: Nagoya – Kyoto Head towards Kyoto by the Nozomi train, check in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure exploring the fascinating sites of this city. Day 6: Kyoto – Osaka (42 kilometres) In the morning transfer to Osaka by road. Take an afternoon walking tour of the city to enjoy all the sites. Day 7: Osaka Enjoy the day at leisure and later transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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The Peninsula Tokyo ★★★★★ Ideally located in the business district of Marunouchi, opposite the Imperial Palace and Hibiya Park, directly connected to Hibiya Subway Station and within walking distance from shopping capital of Ginza, this luxury hotel offers technologically advanced large rooms designed by renowned interior designer, Yukio Hashimoto. Guests can enjoy world-class cocktails, cigars and creative cuisine with stellar views of Tokyo at the 24th floor Peter: The Bar. The Spa features lavish treatment rooms, with Japanese yukimi shoji screens and adjustable heated beds. 314 rooms and suites, three restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, babysitting, indoor pool, fitness centre, spa, steam room and sauna.

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Millennium Mitsui Garden Hotel Tokyo ★★★★ Situated just steps away from Ginza’s shopping, dining and entertainment area, overlooking the iconic Kabukiza Theatre, this open-weave designed hotel features spacious rooms with Laura Ashley bath amenities and an air purifier. For the ultimate in luxury, guests may book a HAKUZA Gold Leaf Room which features unique accessories, beauty products and food created from authentic gold leaf. The hotel is within walking distance from Ginza and Higashi Ginza Subway Station. 329 rooms, restaurant, room service, babysitting, vending and ice maker machines.

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Hilton Osaka Hotel ★★★★★ Set in the lively and vibrant heart of Osaka’s commercial and shopping district just steps away from Umeda Station and the Grand Front Osaka shopping mall, this elegant hotel features airy rooms, large windows with a traditional Fusuma panel and Japanese Yukata robes. Guests can admire the delicate paper artwork and savor Kobe beef with seasonal signature Japanese dishes at Genji restaurant. Stay in a Japanese suite and immerse yourself in the local culture with traditional Japanese décor. 527 rooms and suites, four restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, beauty salon, barber shop, shops, babysitting, indoor pool, fitness centre, jacuzzi and jogging track.

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Arima Onsen Gekkoen Korokan ★★★★ Nestled in the lush greenery of the Rokko Mountains in Kobe, a 60-minute drive from Osaka city centre and 90-minute drive from Kansai International airport, this charming ryokan offers nine different soothing hot-spring baths. Guests can choose a traditional Japanese room with futon bedding or a classically furnished room with western beds. All rooms feature a refrigerator and a private bathroom with bathtub. Guests must check-in before 7pm. The Arima Onsen train station is about 700 metres away. 33 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, room service, shop, hot spring bath, karaoke, massage treatments and sauna.

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Australasia

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Australasia bucket list Australasia is a gold-mine when it comes to bucket list adventures and offers a huge variety of options. With some of the most diverse and undiscovered landscapes, you can start your trip in any of our gateways and tick off your list as you go. So, whether you fancy scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef, road tripping the Great Ocean road, or adventures in New Zealand, here are a few ideas that deserve a place on everyone’s bucket list.

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The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most iconic and scenic drives. Hire a car in Melbourne and take a journey along some of Australia’s most picturesque coastline. Explore the region at your own pace and take in the rugged coastline of the 12 Apostles, iconic surf spots and then, why not enjoy some traditional fish & chips by the sea? Look out for seagulls though – they’re known to steal a chip or two. PAGE 141

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The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef on the planet, stretching 300km from Budaberg to Cape York and is home to 1,500 species of fish and 400 types of coral. Whilst exploring the colourful gardens of the Great Barrier Reef, why not pop over to Heron Island to watch baby turtles hatch on the beach or head over to Port Douglas for an afternoon swim with dwarf mink whales. PAGE 149

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Besides long sandy beaches and a calm blue ocean, Hervey Bay offers the chance to see majestic humpback whales frolicking in the water with their newborns. First-time visitors will have the opportunity to swim with these gentle giants through the waters of this charming coastline. Now, there’s an experience of a lifetime. PAGE 144

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Home to both a world-renowned New Year’s fireworks celebration and possibly the world’s most well-known opera house, Sydney Harbour is a must-visit. If you’re looking for a little bit of adventure, climb the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge for panoramic views over the city and its surrounds. Learn about the history of the bridge and stories from its past from your climb leader as you ascend towards the summit. PAGE 147


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The Blue Mountains is a rugged region west of Sydney and makes for the perfect bucket list road trip. For anyone who enjoys natural landscapes, Echo Point allows for picturesque views of the Three Sisters rock formations. Hop off the train at Katoomba and visit this natural wonder, which, according to Aboriginal legend, represents three sisters that were turned to stone. PAGE 143

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Set deep within Fiordland National Park lies one of New Zealand’s most breathtaking natural attractions, Milford Sound. Spend the day admiring its vast mountain peaks and cascading waterfalls by hiking the Milford Track. In the afternoon, why not book a spot aboard the fjord cruise which takes you across the lake and through some awe-inspiring landscapes. PAGE 151

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Gaze at magnificent Uluru

Eroded by years of wind, this World Heritage listed natural rock formation is one of Australia’s most iconic landscapes. The beauty of Uluru can be experienced in many ways but we recommend taking a sunset walk with an Aboriginal tour guide. You will hear stories from times gone by and learn of the ancient indigenous traditions and spiritual significance of this majestic site. PAGE 141

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Rotorua is renowned for its bubbling mud pools, shooting geysers and natural hot springs. Spend the morning relaxing in a natural mud bath before stopping for breakfast at the Kuirau Park markets. Whether you spend the afternoon exploring geysers, dipping in hot spring rivers, cycling through stunning public gardens or exploring Māori villages, you’re in for a treat at Rotorua. PAGE 151

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Try out Australia’s coffee capital, Melbourne

Known as the coffee capital of Australia, a trip to Melbourne wouldn’t be complete without sampling some of the coffee here. Chapel Street is the place to start at and from there head to Brother Baba Budan on Little Bourke Street and then the many boutique cafés surrounding it.

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Darling Harbour beckons locals and visitors alike to enjoy an array of entertainment and attractions in this historic area right in the heart of Sydney. Head down in the evening to sample some of the freshest seafood around at one of the many acclaimed waterside restaurants, offering mouth-watering cuisine and glorious harbour views. PAGE 147 139


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Beautiful beaches, outback adventure, world-class food, stunning architecture, nature, wildlife, rich Aboriginal heritage – Australia has it all. Whether you’re looking for a glamorous city vibe, thrilling theme park rides to try out or want to lose yourself in the mysterious, undiscovered Northern Territory, it’s all here for your enjoyment.

At a glance

When to visit

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Weather conditions vary greatly around the country. Winter in Australia runs June to August, when you can expect cooler weather around the south with snow in the Blue Mountains and mild days in the north and around the Gold Coast but even during these months, temperatures often stay favourable. In summer (December to February), it is warm and dry. All in all, the best time to visit is spring (September to November) or autumn (March to May).

Distance from airport to city centre: Sydney: 9 kilometres Melbourne: 23 kilometres Brisbane: 12 kilometres Adelaide: 6 kilometres Perth: 14 kilometres Time zone: GMT +10 hours

The country is obviously enormous, but there are certain things you just don’t want to miss. • No trip to Australia would be complete without a trip to the UNESCO-protected Great Barrier Reef, the most famous coral reef in the world. • Uluru, otherwise known as Ayers Rock, is a majestic sandstone rock that rises out of the Northern Territory. • Sydney is often lauded as one of the best cities in the world, and it’s easy to see why; thanks to its culture, incredible pan-Asian cuisine, nightlife, shopping and pictureperfect city beaches. • The iconic Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast is an ideal location for families and friends to holiday together. Enjoy endless beaches, theme parks and excellent shopping.

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Take a tour of the iconic attractions of Australia – from the Aboriginal settlements in Alice Springs to the stunning landscape of Ayers Rock and the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.

This tour covers one of the most spectacular drives along the Great Ocean Road, revealing lovely coastal scenery and the rugged coastline of the states of Victoria and South Australia.

Day 1: Melbourne Arrive in Melbourne. Get acquainted with the city on an afternoon city tour. Visit wonderful gardens, majestic buildings, the buzzing cafes and restaurants, iconic laneways, boutiques and galleries.

Day 1: Melbourne Arrive in Melbourne and spend the day at your leisure.

Day 2-3: Melbourne Go on a three hour Cultural Walk and explore Melbourne’s past by learning about Aboriginal history, the settlement of Melbourne and early colonial life. This tour is also a highlight of cultural aspects of modern day Melbourne.

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Day 2: Melbourne – Ballarat (115 kilometres) Pick up your rental car and drive on to Ballarat. Visit Sovereign Hill, a theme park recreating the old gold rush days. Day 3: Ballarat – Apollo Bay (220 kilometres) Travel to Geelong and on to the Great Ocean Road for one of the most spectacular scenic drives.

Day 4: Melbourne – Adelaide Fly to Adelaide and take time at your leisure to discover this attractive city. Visit some of the native Australian wildlife at Cleland Conservation Park or Gorge Wildlife Park where you can touch and feed some of the animals in their natural habitat or relax in one of the many beautiful beaches.

Day 4: Apollo Bay – Port Fairy (190 kilometres) Journey to Warrnambool via Port Campbell. Along the way, marvel at The Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge.

Day 5-6: Adelaide Travel through scenic Torrens Gorge to Barossa Valley, the country’s most famous and revered grape-growing region or take a full-day tour to Kangaroo Island, picturesque landscape and the best place to see Australian wildlife including sea-lions, kangaroos, wallabies and koalas.

Day 6: Mount Gambier – Robe (137 kilometres) Depart Mount Gambier for the seaside town of Beachport before driving on to Robe. The museum and historic buildings here are worth exploring.

Day 7: Adelaide – Alice Springs Transfer to the airport for your flight to Alice Springs, Australia’s most famous outback town. Explore The Alice Springs Desert Park or go on a walk at the scenic Simpsons Gap. Day 8: Alice Springs – Uluru (Ayers Rock) Fly to Uluru. Enjoy a magical evening with the Sounds of Silence dinner experience.

Day 5: Port Fairy – Mount Gambier (195 kilometres) Drive on to Mount Gambier, known for the Blue Lake and the cave in the centre of the city.

Day 7: Robe – Victor Harbour (350 kilometres) The next stop is Victor Harbour. One of the best known landmarks on the south coast is Rosetta Bluff, a natural rock formation that dominates the skyline. Day 8: Victor Harbour – Adelaide (80 kilometres) Drive to McLaren Vale, home to the famous Hardy and Seaview grape farms before driving on to Adelaide. Drop your car at the airport and connect to your return flight home.

Day 9: Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Cairns Today’s highlights include Uluru Sunrise and a guided Base Walk. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Day 10-11: Cairns View the extraordinary marine life of the Great Barrier Reef on a day cruise. Visit Kuranda and enjoy a scenic cable car ride on the Skyrail.

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Day 12: Cairns – Sydney Fly to Sydney. Explore this city with the Opera House, Darling Harbour and the famous Harbour Bridge. Day 13-14: Sydney Enjoy a full-day excursion to the Blue Mountains. The rest of the time is at leisure before you transfer back to the airport for your onward flight.

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6 days/5 nights – Self-drive tour

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Drive through stately forests and rolling vineyards. The picturesque town of Margaret River is noted for its grapes while further south lies the beautiful Karri and Jarrah Forests, one of Western Australia’s most stunning regions. Day 1: Perth Arrive in Perth and spend the day at your leisure to discover the city. Take a 10-minute scenic ferry ride to Penguin Island or visit Aqwa to see a variety of exotic marine life. Day 2: Perth – Margaret River (267 kilometres) Pick up your car and commence your drive to Margaret River via the port city of Freemantle and the seaside town of Busselton. En route drive through the picturesque Tuart Forest National Park. Day 3: Margaret River A full-day to discover the area. Perhaps a visit to the Leeuwin or Cape Mentelle Estates, a visit to the coastal resort of Prevelly Park is also recommended. Day 4: Margaret River – Pemberton (138 kilometres) Drive south to Pemberton, the best place to experience the magic of the magnificent Karri Forest. Day 5: Pemberton – Albany (238 kilometres) Journey to Albany, once a major whaling station. Enjoy a treetop canopy walk in the town of Walpole along the way. Day 6: Albany – Perth (138 kilometres) Drive back to Perth and drop your car at the airport before you take your onward flight. Why not extend your holiday with a few days stay in Perth?

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A classic east coast tour and a great starting point for first timers. Admire scenic beaches, spectacular rainforests, vibrant cities and the magnificent Great Barrier Reef. Day 1: Sydney Arrive in Sydney and spend the day at your leisure.

Day 2-3: Sydney Discover spectacular Sydney with Captain Cook Lunch Cruise. Take a full-day Hunter Valley tour or a full-day Blue Mountains tour and explore the magnificent eucalyptus forests. Day 4: Sydney – Darwin Transfer to Sydney Domestic Airport for your flight to Darwin. Rest of the day at leisure. Day 5-6: Darwin Depart to Crocosaurus Cove, get an up close and personal view of crocodiles. In the afternoon take a half-day city sightseeing tour and a Litchfield National Park Waterfalls Tour. Day 7: Darwin – Cairns Transfer to Darwin Airport for your flight to Cairns. Rest of the day at leisure. Day 8-9: Cairns Go on an Outer Barrier Reef Cruise then explore Kuranda, a picturesque village in the rainforest located northwest of Cairns. Go on a Scenic Rail and Skyrail and later head to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park to experience traditional Aboriginal and Torres Straight Island dance shows. Day 10: Cairns – Hayman Islands Transfer to Cairns Airport for your flight to Hayman Islands. On arrival, check into the One&Only Hayman Island Resort that is packed with exciting acivities. Rest of the day at leisure. Day 11-12: Hayman Island Spend the day relaxing on this spectacular island or explore the Great Barrier Reef, stretching over 2,600 kilometres long. Day 13: Hayman Island – Brisbane Transfer to Hamilton Island Airport for your flight to Brisbane. Rest of the day at leisure. Day 14: Brisbane Spend the afternoon at Lone Pine Sanctuary, the world’s largest koala sanctuary or go on the Croc Express to Australia Zoo. Day 15: Brisbane Transfer to Brisbane Airport for your onward flight.

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Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa A three-hour drive from Sydney transfers you into the breathtaking beauty of the Australian wilderness in the Blue Mountains. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa is a haven of relaxation and a sanctuary of privacy with each generously spacious villa featuring a private pool and deck offering spectacular view of the landscape. An exceptional culinary experience is what you will find here prepared with the freshest ingredients. Activities are boundless; hike through Blue Mountains and observe some of the most wondrous wildlife, bush ecology and cultural heritage or explore the beauty of Wolgan Valley on horseback. Exclusive activities are also tailored to children of all ages such as bush survival, adventure hikes, fossil hunting, archery and more. 40 suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, children’s activities, children’s play area, outdoor pool, fitness centre, horse riding, guided nature hikes and hosted wildlife safari. Upgrade your stay to a Two-Bedroom Wollemi Villa for larger space when travelling with family.

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Things to do here: • Guided Mountain Bike Tour: Largely over level terrain and skirting a picturesque freshwater dam where wildlife is commonly seen. • Guided Nature Walks: Explore secluded areas within the 7,000 acre of nature reserve through different trails that include open grassland, unspoiled creeks, river crossing, mountain scrambles and grassy eucalypt woodland. • Trail Rides and Horse Riding: Encounter the reserve’s wildlife while horse-riding through the Blue Mountains, hills and creeks. Accompanied by a Field Guide and tailor-made for all experience levels. • Stargazing and Campfire: Watch the beautiful sky bright up with millions of stars while relaxing in a campfire setting listening to the soothing sound of nature. • Wildlife Tour: Look out for the incredible native animals around the reserve and for the courageous, go for the Nocturnal Wildlife Spotlighting & Stargazing tour. • Colonial Heritage Tour: Learn about the rich culture and history of Wolgan Valley during the settlement times.

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Australia • Welcome to the Gold Coast Enjoy golden fun-filled days and glittering action packed nights on Australia’s Gold Coast which serves up a heady mix of sun, surf and sand. A vibrant metropolitan city with so much to do, the party centre is Surfers Paradise with the action spilling over to the neighbouring precincts of Broadbeach and Main Beach. With year-round sub-tropical sunshine, safe sandy beaches, resort and championship golf courses, stunning canals, festivals, award winning restaurants and cafes, major theme parks and attractions and some of Australia’s largest shopping centres, the Gold Coast is easily one of the world’s greatest holiday destinations. The theme park capital of Australia is the perfect place to create family memories to last a lifetime.

Gold Coast sightseeing Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary: Home to the world’s largest collection of Australian native animals. Cuddle a koala, get up close to a crocodile and watch amazing wildlife shows. Australia Zoo: Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin’s living legacy. See more than 1,000 animals from around the globe, watch wildlife handling and feeding demonstrations and a wide variety of attractions. Australian Outback Spectacular Dinner Show: Discover the spirit of the Outback, a non-stop, action packed 90-minute evening dinner show about one of Australia’s most legendary stories presented by R.M. Williams, an Australian bushman and entrepreneur.

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Theme Parks: Travel zero to 100 kilometres in just two seconds, experience the steepest drop in the world, party with King Julian and Alex in Madagascar, karate chop with Kung Fu Panda and hug Shrek. Have hours of fun at the Dreamworld, Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World and Wet n Wild theme parks.

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• The nightlife is spectacular on the Gold Coast with clubs, lounges and highly acclaimed shows. Try your luck at Jupiters Casino and watch magic shows, live musical artists and dance troupes at its theatre. Don’t miss the popular Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant for a fun and risqué evening full of comedy.

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• Climb, dine and celebrate in style at SkyPoint, an observation deck located 230 metres off the ground offering spectacular 360 degree views of the coast and the hinterland. • For an adrenaline rush you will never forget, take a ride on the Gold Coast jet boats. Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, Jet Boat Extreme delivers all the fun you can handle. • Make room on your credit cards and grab some amazing bargains at Robina Town Centre, Marina Mirage Shopping Centre, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and the Harbour Town and Surfers Paradise Beachfront markets.

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Palazzo Versace ★★★★★

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Situated between the magnificent Pacific Ocean and the still waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater, Palazzo Versace offers a personal lifestyle experience enhanced with luxury and technology. Bespoke furnishings, rich parquetry floor and lavish colourful silks make up the interiors of the rooms. Luxury shopping awaits with the ultimate in fashion with Versace’s signature boutique in the lobby, or you can stroll to the neighbouring retail district, Marina Mirage, for the latest in designer and high street fashions. 205 rooms and suites and 72 two and three-bedroom condominiums, three restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, outdoor pool, fitness centre and spa.

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Hilton Surfers Paradise ★★★★★

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Hilton Surfers Paradise offers an unprecedented range of accommodation to suit every style of traveller. Perfectly positioned next to Cavill Mall and just a block away from the pristine white sands and world-renowned surf beach at Surfers Paradise. 419 rooms and residences, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, children’s activities, babysitting, outdoor pool, fitness centre and spa. Upgrade your stay to a one, two or three-bedroom Residences for spacious living - ideal if travelling with families or for longer stays. Staying at the Residences also accords access to the hotel’s services and facilities including in-room dining.

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Soul Surfers Paradise ★★★★★

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Soul Surfers Paradise redefines luxury accommodation on the Gold Coast. Rising 77 storeys high and featuring a range of one, two and three-bedroom luxury apartments. Every one of the stunning apartments is a peaceful oasis providing sublime uninterrupted ocean views. Apartments are equipped with a washing machine, dryer and full kitchen. 160 apartment units, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, outdoor and indoor pool, fitness centre and spa. Upgrade your stay to a Two-Bedroom Sky View Apartment when travelling with family and get breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and coastal.

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QT Gold Coast ★★★★★

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Located within walking distance to Surfers Paradise beach as well as the shopping, restaurants and nightlife districts. This vibrant and trendy beachside hotel offers spacious rooms with designer furnishes and impeccable view from the private balcony of the surrounding hinterland and Nerang River. Savour the flavours of the traditional marketplace at Bazaar Restaurant, the stylish restaurants located within the hotel or unwind at the spa. 297 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa and tennis court. Upgrade your stay to a QT King Suite Ocean View for larger space with separate lounge room when travelling with family

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Q1 Resort & Spa ★★★★ The design of Q1 is inspired by the spirit and lifestyle of Australia and its shape reflects elements of the Olympic torch and the Sydney Opera House. Here you will find tropical landscaping, resort pools, a day spa, a sophisticated dining area and complimentary secure car parking. This inspirational property boasts the world’s tallest residential tower and Australia’s only beachside observation deck with spectacular views from the surf to the hinterland and beyond. 526 apartments, restaurant, lounge, two outdoor pools, indoor pool, fitness centre and spa. Upgrade your stay to a Two-Bedroom Apartment for a larger space when travelling with family.

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The Towers of Chevron Renaissance ★★★★ Offering stylish accommodation boasting elegance and comfort on the Gold Coast, with one, two and three-bedroom units, the private sanctuary of Beaches in the Sky featuring a sandy beach, expansive pools, elaborate sub-tropical gardens and shopping and dining district with leisure and entertainment options right at your doorstep. 280 apartments, club lounge, babysitting, theatre, outdoor pool, indoor lap pool, fitness centre, sauna and two large game rooms. Upgrade your stay to a One-Bedroom Apartment when travelling with family.

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Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise ★★★★ Perfectly situated between Surfers Paradise entertainment strip and Broadbeach’s local shopping and dining district and just a stroll away from the beach. Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise consists of two towers, the Main Tower featuring suites and the Gold Tower featuring hotel rooms and one-bedroom apartments with interconnecting rooms. Rooms are spacious, beautifully decorated and most offer views of the ocean. 370 rooms and suites, three restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, interconnecting rooms, outdoor pool, fitness centre and spa. Upgrade your stay to a King Bedroom Apartment Suite for larger space when travelling with family.

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Mantra Circle on Cavill ★★★★ Centrally located within Surfers Paradise. Comprising of two residential towers, it boasts impressively spacious one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Each accommodation type is stylishly appointed with panoramic ocean or hinterland views. The property sits above the Circle on Cavill Shopping Centre which offers famous brand boutique shopping, games arcade and luxury dining. 200 rooms and suites, 72 apartments, three restaurants, lounge, shops, outdoor pools, indoor lap pool, fitness centre, sauna and private theatre. Upgrade your stay to a Two-Bedroom Condominium when travelling with family.

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Experience the Australian Outback from the Gold Coast during a spectacular dinner show with an Australian barbeque.


Welcome to Sydney and Melbourne • Australia

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Sydney Harbour

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Australia’s oldest city is set around one of the world’s largest and most beautiful natural harbours. Built on low hills interspersed with wooded bays and inlets, Sydney is visually dominated by the iconic Harbour Bridge, the downtown towers and the glittering white shell-shaped roofs of the Opera House.

One of the biggest cities in the world and Australia’s second largest city, Melbourne is known as Australia’s sporting capital and is notable for its mix of Victorian and contemporary architecture, its extensive tram network, parks and gardens and its diverse, multicultural society.

Sydney sightseeing

Melbourne sightseeing

Sydney City Tour: Enjoy the wonderful architecture, its colonial history, friendly people and all that epitomise this spectacular Australian city.

Hidden Secrets Walking Tour: A fabulous introduction to the lanes and arcades of Melbourne. Discover quirky cafés, urban designers, street art, architecture, hidden stairwells that descend into lesser known local haunts and learn more about this fascinating city along the way.

Morning Coffee Cruise: The best way to enjoy the scenic beauty of Sydney is from the water. Gain insight into the harbour’s history and heritage from the live onboard commentary as you sip a refreshing cup of tea or coffee and sample traditional Aussie sweets. Full-day excursion to Hunter Valley: Travel through beautiful countryside, rolling fields and Australian bush land. Take a guided beverage-making tour, learn some of the subtleties of tasting and choose your personal favourite.

Puffing Billy Steam Train & Healesville Wildlife Tour: Perfect for a family day out. Drive through the Dandenong Ranges, enjoy views of Melbourne’s skyline and ride the Puffing Billy steam train to the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary. Ballarat and Sovereign Hill: Take a journey back in time and experience the Australian gold rush era as you explore this quaint township and its unique outdoor heritage museum – a replica of an old gold-mining town. Yarra Valley Tour: Go on this full-day tour and learn how to swirl, sniff and slurp. Visit Balgownie Estate, and enjoy lunch with a glass of grape to complement your meal.

Sydney experiences

Melbourne experiences

• Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge, the ultimate Sydney experience providing panoramic views of the city.

• For fashionistas, a visit to Collins and Bourke Streets, Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Central and Chapel Street.

• Visit Taronga Zoo, the Sydney Aquarium and Wildlife World, Madam Tussauds’ wax works and the Panasonic IMAX theatre.

• For a unique dining experience, head to the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, Chill on Ice Lounge and Ski Lodge or Dinner in the Sky.

• Take a ride on a Harley Davidson. Choose from different itineraries ranging from a tour of the city to an excursion to the Blue Mountains.

• Families can enjoy the Melbourne Aquarium, the Scienceworks & Melbourne Planetarium, Melbourne Zoo, the historical theme park of Sovereign Hill and the Phillip Island Penguin Reserve.

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Four Seasons Hotel Sydney ★★★★★ Overlooking Sydney Harbour, the hotel puts you near the city’s vibrant shopping district. Rooms are elegantly appointed and offer exquisite views of the Harbour Bridge, Walsh Bay and the Sydney skyline. The hotel assures you of the finest experiences the city has to offer making it a preferred choice for leisure travellers. 531 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, outdoor pool, fitness centre and spa. Upgrade your stay to a Deluxe Full Harbour Room for a panoramic view of the Sydney Harbour, the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.

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Grand Hyatt Melbourne ★★★★★ Located on prestigious Collins Street, Melbourne’s epicentre of high fashion and fine dining, the hotel offers easy access to many of the city’s tourist attractions, shopping and theatre districts. The hotel combines refined service, superb food and a strong emphasis on customer care to provide lasting memories of your stay. 547 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, indoor pool, fitness centre, spa and tennis court. Upgrade your stay to a Grand View King for spectacular city view of the Yarra River.

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PARKROYAL Darling Harbour Sydney ★★★★ The convenient location of this hotel allows you to connect to the heart of Sydney. Picturesque Cockle Bay and the attractions of Darling Harbour are a short stroll away and the shopping precincts of Harbourside and Pitt Street Mall are located nearby. The rooms are comfortable, unpretentious and offer views of downtown Sydney and the Darling Harbour precinct. 345 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-room service, interconnecting rooms and fitness centre. Upgrade your stay to a Darling Harbour Room for incredible views of Sydney’s skyline.

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Novotel Melbourne on Collins ★★★★ The hotel is perfectly situated on stylish Collins Street with the best of Melbourne’s shopping and entertainment areas being easily accessible by foot or a short tram ride away. The rooms are designed for natural living and overlook either the spectacular glass atrium of Australia on Collins or Collins Street below. 380 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-room service, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, indoor pool, fitness rooms and sauna. Upgrade your stay to a Premier Spa Suite featuring complimentary Wi-Fi, spa bath and large walk-in shower.

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Discover Sydney from the water with a morning cruise past iconic landmarks such as the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.


Welcome to Cairns and Port Douglas • Australia

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Port Douglas Beach

Whether you seek to fulfil a dream of seeing the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, desire a tranquil rainforest retreat or a laid-back tropical getaway, relaxed Port Douglas or buzzing Cairns offer a perfect holiday experience.

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Quicksilver Great Barrier Reef Cruise: Take in the breathtaking colour and majesty of the outer reefs and visit the renowned Agincourt Reef at the very outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef, where special reefs known as ‘ribbons’ run parallel to the Continental Shelf.

Kuranda Skyrail and Scenic Rail Tour: Become part of the tropical rainforest environment by gliding just above the rainforest with the Skyrail journey, an immersive experience. Travel aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway as you wind your way through a tropical rainforest paradise framed by rugged mountains and waterfalls.

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Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns ★★★★★

Peppers Beach Club, Port Douglas ★★★★

Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa ★★★★

Situated on the waterfront at Trinity Bay in the centre of Cairns, the hotel is a two-minute walk from the business and shopping district and is linked to the Marlin Marina where you can enjoy great waterfront dining options.

The resort features an elegant open-air design with fully-equipped kitchen, washer, dryer and refrigerator in the suites. The famous Four Mile Beach is nearby.

Set amongst 10 acres of tropical beachfront, this resort combines luxury and first-class service to create a haven of privacy and relaxation.

255 rooms and suites, restaurant, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, outdoor pool, children’s pool and fitness centre.

185 one, two and three-bedroom suites, restaurant, lounge, limited hours of room service, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, pool, tennis courts, fitness centre and spa.

194 studios and apartments, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, interconnecting rooms, outdoor pool, fitness centre and spa.

Upgrade your stay to a Superior Sea View for Spectacular views of Trinity Bay and the sea.

Upgrade your stay to a Spa Deluxe Suite for direct access to the lagoon pool.

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Australia • Whitsundays Beach Resorts One&Only Hayman Island ★★★★★ Blending beautifully amidst lush tropical greenery, this resort in the Whitsunday Islands is Australia’s most celebrated island destination. The island is surrounded by idyllic coral fringed beaches and the lapping waters of the Coral Sea blending peace and tranquillity, action-packed activities and superb culinary experiences – all with warm hospitality and great service. The rooms and suites are spread over three distinctive areas of the resort, each with its own unique style and ambience designed to showcase the breathtaking views of the island and its natural surroundings. The resort is easily accessible from the Great Barrier Reef Airport located on Hamilton Island. Transfer is by luxury launch or if preferred, by helicopter or seaplane. 210 rooms, suites, villas and penthouses, four restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, hair salon, beauty salon, library, children’s activities, kids’ club, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, fitness centre, spa, sauna, golf course, watersports, four tennis courts, basketball court and squash court.

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Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island ★★★★ Hamilton Island is the largest inhabited island in the Whitsundays. Offering stylish and family-friendly accommodation, the Reef View Hotel is famous for its breathtaking views. It boasts large comfortable, modern rooms and is a perfect getaway for couples, families or groups of friends. Every room provides a stunning view – either out over the sparkling Coral Sea or the island’s lush landscaped tropical gardens. The hotel is located directly opposite Catseye Beach and is close to many of the island’s restaurants, activities and entertainment. A complimentary airport shuttle provides easy access to the Great Barrier Reef Airport located on Hamilton Island. 363 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, limited hours of room service, children’s activities, babysitting, outdoor pool, tennis courts, snorkelling, mini golf, watersports, fitness centre and spa.

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Daydream Island Resort & Spa ★★★★ This superb resort is located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, nestled among the Whitsunday Islands and surrounded by secluded beaches, sapphire waters and a spectacular rainforest. It boasts Australia’s premier resort spa, an outdoor cinema with a 44-foot movie screen, a themed mini golf course, one of the world’s largest lagoon-style outdoor aquariums with living coral reefs and a world-class, 16 room rejuvenation spa. Adults and children alike will have a variety of activities to keep them happily entertained from spa treatments and watersports to rainforest treks and hand on stingray and tropical fish feedings. The resort is a short 30-minute ferry ride away from the Great Barrier Reef Airport located on Hamilton Island. Seaplane transfers are also available. 296 rooms and suites, three restaurants, two lounges, shop, kids’ club, children’s play area, three outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, two tennis courts, watersports, mini golf course, games room and billiards.

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Welcome to New Zealand

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New Zealand

New Zealand is a haven for those seeking relaxation and peace, as well as a playground for thrill-seekers and adventurers. The country presents a mix of landscapes and cultures that is at once familiar and interestingly different. Sophisticated cities are in close proximity to the spectacularly beautiful countryside, where the awesome landscapes vary from glaciers and fjords to mountains and wide sandy beaches.

At a glance Emirates gateways: Auckland Airport Christchurch Airport Distance from airport to city centre: Auckland: 25 kilometres Christchurch: 15 kilometres Time zone: GMT +12 hours. From end September to early April, New Zealand time uses daylight saving when clocks are put forward by an additional hour (GMT +13 hours). Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD). There are banks and ATMs in all of the major towns and cities. Credit cards are also widely accepted. Languages: English and Maori are the official languages.

When to visit With most of the country lying close to the coast, temperatures are mainly mild with the far north having sub-tropical weather during summer and the inland alpine areas of the South Island dropping to near freezing in winter. The average temperature decreases as you travel south. January and February (summer) are the warmest months and July is the coolest month of the year.

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Day 9: Christchurch – Greymouth – Franz Josef (173 kilometres) Board the TranzAlpine train for a scenic ride across the magnificent Southern Alps. Pick up your rental car in Greymouth and drive to Franz Josef. Day 10: Franz Josef – Queenstown (355 kilometres) Explore the glacier at Franz Josef and drive to Queenstown.

14 days/13 nights – Self-drive or chauffeur-driven private tour

Day 11: Queenstown Spend the day at leisure admiring the awe-inspiring landscapes of Queenstown.

From lively Auckland to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua and the stunning landscapes of the South Island, this tour offers an incredible insight into the many diverse aspects of this fascinating country.

Day 12: Queenstown – Milford Sound – Te Anau (420 kilometres) Enjoy the majestic Mitre Peak, the spectacular Bowen Falls and a fjord cruise on the Milford Sound before heading to Te Anau.

Day 1: Auckland On arrival, you will be met and assisted at the airport before transferring to your hotel.

Day 13: Te Anau – Dunedin (290 kilometres) Drive to Dunedin, the ‘Edinburgh of the South’. Choose to enjoy a wildlife excursion on the rugged Otago Peninsula.

Day2: Auckland – Pauanui (140 kilometres) On delivery of your car, drive to Pauanui on the east coast – a region known for its beautiful sandy beaches. Day 3: Pauanui Spend the day at leisure to exploring the history and Maori heritage of the area.

Day 14: Dunedin – Christchurch or Auckland Immerse in some last minute shopping before dropping off your rental car at the airport and boarding your onward flight.

Day 4: Pauanui – Rotorua (180 kilometres) Marvel at the geothermal activity of geysers and boiling mud pools in Rotorua. Day 5: Rotorua Spend the day at your leisure discovering this thermal wonderland.

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Day 6: Rotorua – Napier (218 kilometres) Drive on to Napier, renowned for its art deco architecture and its grape industry.

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Day 7: Napier – Wellington (334 kilometres) Located on the shores of a magnificent harbour and surrounded by the rugged beauty of green hills, Wellington, the capital, is one of the most scenic cities in New Zealand. Day 8: Wellington – Christchurch Drop your rental car at the airport or the ferry depot and transfer onto South Island by plane or ferry to Picton. On arrival, transfer to Christchurch or pick up of rental car and drive to Christchurch.

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Americas bucket list The Americas are big. Life is short. With one of the most diverse landscapes and home to some of the world’s most well-known cities, there is just so much to see and do. The Americas offer a plethora of sights for both the tourist lover and the beaten path traveller. From National Parks and monuments to cable cars, rodeos, and amazing road trips, we have narrowed down the most iconic, historic, and awe-inspiring bucket list locations. How many have you ticked off?

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Trek the Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA

If you want to avoid the tourists then the North Rim is your best bet – it receives one-tenth of the visitors and is 1,000 feet higher than the South Rim. We would suggest the Kaibab Trail to Cedar Ridge which is a three-mile roundtrip and contains some of the most expansive views of any of the canyon treks. Just remember to pack plenty of water – you’ll need it. PAGE 155

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Grab a coffee at Starbucks in Seattle, USA

Hidden away in Pike Place Market lies the world’s first ever Starbucks coffeehouse. You can expect plenty of cosy hardwood furniture, warm lighting, baked goods and of course, that signature Starbucks brew. If you want to see where it all started, head here next time you’re in Seattle.

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Visit Machu Picchu, Peru

For many travellers, Machu Picchu is a bucket list destination like no other. Its spectacular location makes this ancient city one of the most awe-inspiring and best known archeological sites on the planet. Take a trek through history as you discover the complex of palaces and plazas and temples and homes of this mysterious Inca city that sits deep within the Amazon rainforest. PAGE 204

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Discover San Francisco by Cable Car, USA

Uniquely San Francisco is the San Fran tramline. It was built in 1873 and makes for the perfect way to experience this iconic city. From the comfort of your seat you can wave to Alcatraz, soak up the vibrant city’s streets and finish up in Fisherman’s Wharf for a spot of lunch. Be prepared for some colourful characters hopping on and off the cable car – well it’s San Francisco after all. PAGE 182


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Attend a baseball game in Chicago, USA

Take your seat in the traditional bleachers at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, cheer for your favourite team, and munch on a spicy Chicago-style hot dog. This makes for a memorable sports pilgrimage. After the game, grab a beverage at the many traditional lounges around the stadium – the atmosphere is electric. PAGE 159

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Take in New England’s Indian Summer, USA

Hop in a car during peak foliage season (which is usually late October) and cruise through a sea of fiery reds and oranges and yellows as the trees come alive in Autumn. Nothing says Indian Summer like the rustle of fallen leaves underfoot, the scent of wood smoke in the air and the quiet beauty of this last colourful blaze in the New England trees. PAGE 159

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Feel the mist of Niagara Falls, Canada

There is so much to see and do in Canada but visiting Niagara Falls is definitely top of the list. Buy a ticket, put on your waterproof poncho, and hop aboard Maid of the Mist. Or, for the daredevils amongst you, strap up for the helicopter ride of your life and see Niagara from the sky – you won’t regret it.

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Start with breakfast at Santa Monica Beach, USA

Santa Monica is full of colourful characters and unusual street performers – have your fortune told at breakfast and then grab a surf lesson with lunch. Dinner must be had with a ride on the Ferris wheel at sunset – the views are breathtaking.

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Hire a convertible and road trip Route 66, USA

With 2,448 miles of America’s most iconic stretch of road and robust but scenic landscape, this is the mother of all road trips. If you want to get a sense of the real California, hire an old-fashioned convertible and take to the open road. Make sure to stop at Joshua Tree and Big Sur for views that will leave you breathless. PAGE 159

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Chill out in the Caribbean

Head to a Caribbean island for a laid back holiday, island style. Oozing style and sophistication is the glittering west coast of Barbados. See and be seen at The Cliff restaurant or enjoy sundowners on the beach at Daphne’s.

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Welcome to the United States of America

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Florida

Highlights

United States of America

Take a road trip through some of the most iconic desert landscapes in the world, marvel at the colours and majesty of mighty Redwood forests, kick back on pristine, laid-back beaches or transport yourself to New York, the ever-enduring American city that’s straight out of a movie set – the USA is an exhilarating destination any time of the year.

At a glance

When to visit

Emirates gateways: Boston Logon International Airport Chicago O’Hare International Airport Dallas International Airport Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Houston George Bush International Airport Los Angeles International Airport New York John F. Kennedy International Airport Orlando International Airport San Francisco International Airport Seattle Tacoma International Airport Washington Dulles International Airport

Being the third biggest country in the world, the weather varies hugely from state to state. Visiting between September and October though is a good bet, with pleasant sunny days and less intense heat. In winter (December to April), the northern states experience bitter temperatures that regularly drop below freezing and this is the ideal time to visit Florida when the weather is pleasant and sunny.

• New York’s dramatic skyline, ice skating in Central Park and Broadway musicals will provide just a few of its magical moments. • Take a road trip along California’s iconic Route 66 or maybe Highway 1 and wind through the Napa Valley, San Francisco, Carmel, Big Sur and Santa Barbara. • Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort is 47 square miles of pure, unadulterated fun. • Giant sequoia trees and craggy awe-inspiring granite rock faces dominate the stunning Yosemite National Park.

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• The Grand Canyon is one of America’s most famous landmarks – it’s in Arizona, but also often visited by helicopter from Las Vegas close by.

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Distance from airport to city centre: Boston: 3 kilometres Chicago: 28 kilometres Fort Lauderdale: 9 kilometres Los Angeles: 20 kilometres New York: 24 kilometres Orlando International Airport: 20 kilometres San Francisco: 21 kilometres Seattle: 25 kilometres Washington: 40 kilometres

Languages: English is the official language of the US.

The 50 states of the US are wide and varied in their appeal, from the beaches of Hawaii to the sophisticated cities of the east coast and every kind of attraction in between.

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Postcards of California

9 days/8 nights – Self-drive tour

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From the lively city of Los Angeles, head north via charming seaside towns and gracious valleys to the magnificent Yosemite National Park. Enjoy exploratory walks and bike rides or linger in the numerous pretty cafés to appreciate the splendor and diversity of California. Day 1-2: Los Angeles Upon arrival, collect your car and explore the city for the next two days. Visit the beaches of Santa Monica and Venice; pace the Walk of Fame in Hollywood; spend time with Mickey Mouse in Disneyland and also the movie studio complex at Universal Studios. Day 3: Los Angeles – Central Coast (290 kilometres) Drive up the coast to Santa Barbara, a beautiful seaside community. Continue north and spend the night in the heart of California’s Central Coast. Day 4-5: Central Coast – San Francisco (400 kilometres) Journey through one of the most scenic roadways, enjoy stunning views of the rugged coastline and the Pacific. Experience the quaint village of Carmel and the charming seaside town of Monterey. Arrive in San Francisco. The next day visit highlights such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf and Union Square. Day 6: San Francisco – Napa/Sonoma (115 kilometres) Drive on the Golden Bridge to the Muir Woods National Monument, a sanctuary to beautiful redwoods. Then continue to the valleys of Napa and Sonoma. Day 7-8: Napa/Sonoma – Yosemite (350 kilometres) Continue east across California’s agricultural Central Valley, ascend into the mountains of the Sierra Nevada and on to Yosemite National Park. Spend a day in the park and embrace some of the world’s most spectacular scenery with a wonderful collection of waterfalls, meadows and forests, including groves of giant sequoias. Day 9: Yosemite – San Francisco (280 kilometres) Drive back to San Francisco Airport to return your car and take your flight home.

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Spread your wings in the West of the USA and travel locally with a private jet for the group, surfliner train and motorcoach to discover the highlights of the West.

Day 1-2: Los Angeles – Las Vegas Arrive in Los Angeles and connect to Las Vegas. Walk the famous Las Vegas Strip, lined with mega-resorts, dine at world-class restaurants and catch the latest star-studded show. Day 3: Las Vegas – Grand Canyon – Las Vegas Take a scenic flight over the vast expanse of the Mojave Desert, Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. On arrival at Grand Canyon National Park, spend the day driving around the rim, checking out the impressive outlooks before flying back to Las Vegas. Day 4: Las Vegas – Yosemite After a short flight to Yosemite National Park, join a tour to be introduced to some of Yosemite’s awe-inspiring scenery, including Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, El Capitan, Tunnel View and Bridalveil Falls. Day 5-6: Yosemite – San Francisco (280 kilometres) Drive via beautiful Napa Valley to San Francisco. The next day you will tour many famous sights, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Union Square and Fisherman’s Wharf. Join a boat cruise past the famous PIER 39 sea lions then glide under the Golden Gate Bridge and circle Alcatraz Island. Day 7: San Francisco – Central Coast (400 kilometres) Head south on an exhilarating journey along one of the most scenic roads, hugging the Pacific coastline past emerald green fairways and stunning villages, to the heart of California’s Central Coast. Day 8-10: Central Coast – Los Angeles (290 kilometres) Board a train through the Pacific Coast and journey south to Los Angeles. Tour the seaside communities, the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and Beverly Hills. On the last day, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

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North by Northwest

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Follow the Pacific Coast Highway to discover the dramatic Pacific Ocean coastline, with panoramic vistas and picturesque land and seascapes.

Drive though spectacular scenery in Canada and United States. Visit British Columbia and the Rocky Mountains in Canada. Marvel at the geological wonderland of Yellowstone in the United States.

Day 1: Seattle Collect your car and visit the Space Needle or the superb Explore Music Project before enjoying dinner and coffee at one of Seattle’s excellent restaurants.

Day 1-3: Seattle – Vancouver (230 kilometres) Collect your car and drive to Vancouver. Ascend to Grouse Mountain summit, tour Stanley Park and visit Vancouver Island.

Day 2: Seattle – Portland (280 kilometres) Depart Seattle en route to Mt. Rainier National Park, one of the outstanding wonders of the Northwest. Reach Portland in the evening. Day 3: Portland – Redwood National Park (600 kilometres) Drive through ever-changing terrain, through small towns that reflect the essence of the American spirit. Day 4: Redwood National Park – Eureka (70 kilometres) Pass former Russian fishing settlements as you continue your drive today. The giant redwoods are protected in state and national parks that are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Day 5-6: Eureka – San Francisco (440 kilometres) Follow the coastline to the village of Mendocino and on to San Francisco. Enjoy two nights here and see places like Union Square, the Golden Gate Bridge and visit the infamous Alcatraz island. Day 7: San Francisco – Carmel (200 kilometres) Drive south to Monterey. Stroll along Fisherman’s Wharf and Cannery Row, before continuing along the coast to the village of Carmel. Day 8: Carmel – Central Coast (230 kilometres) Continue south to the heart of Califonia’s central coast. On the way enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean pounding the cliffs and rocks below. Day 9-11: Central Coast – Los Angeles (325 kilometres) Pass through Santa Barbara and Santa Monica prior to arriving in Los Angeles. After returning your car, take your flight home.

Day 4: Vancouver – Kamloops (360 kilometres) Follow the gold path of the Cariboo region, continue your journey through the interior of British Columbia, to the town of Kamloops. Day 5: Kamloops – Jasper National Park (420 kilometres) Continue north, to the beautiful wilderness of the Monashee Mountains before reaching Jasper National Park. Day 6: Jasper National Park – Banff (180 kilometres) Take the Icefields Parkway along the ridge of the Rockies and pass the Columbia Icefield. Visit Lake Louise before arriving in Banff. Day 7: Banff – Calgary (130 kilometres) After a stroll in Banff continue through Bow River Valley to Calgary. Day 8: Calgary – Kalispell (485 kilometres) Drive south to beautiful Waterton Lakes National Park, a geological wonderland encompassing miles of Rocky Mountain peaks. Day 9-10: Kalispell – Jackson (810 kilometres) Travel to Yellowstone National Park, before heading to Jackson. Day 11: Jackson – Twin Falls (400 kilometres) Drive west and visit the Craters of the Moon National Monument. Day 12: Twin Falls – Pendleton (560 kilometres) Drive through the vast Boise National Forest, before continuing to Pendleton, home of the yearly Pendleton Round-Up-Rodeo. Day 13-15: Pendleton – Seattle (550 kilometres) Drive back to Seattle via Yakima. Return your car before your flight.

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Discover iconic New York and Washington and drive down the East Coast national parks and southern cities to vibrant Miami and visit heritage towns. Day 1-2: New York Spend two days exploring New York; the Statue of Liberty, Fifth Avenue, Central Park, and the Empire State Building.

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Considered by many as the happiest place on earth, Orlando hosts many fun theme parks and attractions. Cruising down to the lively towns and beaches of Florida and you will understand why locals call this “The Land of Good Living”. Day 1-3: Orlando Discover Orlando at your leisure.

Day 3-4: New York – Washington (360 kilometres) Collect your car and drive to Washington, D.C. Spend a day discovering its monuments: Lincoln Memorial, the White House and more.

Day 4: Orlando – Cocoa Beach (220 kilometres) Drive east to the Space Coast of Florida and arrive in Cocoa Beach. Explore Kennedy Space Center or walk the famous Cocoa Beach pier.

Day 5: Washington – Shenandoah National Park (140 kilometres) Explore Virginia’s colonial and Civil War heritage before ascending to the highlands of Shenandoah National Park for the night.

Day 5-6: Cocoa Beach – Miami (330 kilometres) Drive south to the tip of the Florida peninsula, bordered by emerald waters and white sand beaches where you will find the jewel of the Atlantic Ocean – Miami Beach. Kick back on the beach or window shop the world-famous boutiques of the Lincoln Street. Enjoy two days here at leisure.

Day 6: Shenandoah National Park – Roanoke (240 kilometres) Follow the crest of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains through Shenandoah Valley to Roanoke. Day 7: Roanoke – Cherokee (490 kilometres) Enjoy the mountain scenery while driving south into North Carolina. Pass through the ancestral homeland of the Cherokee Indians. Day 8: Cherokee – Charleston (500 kilometres) Visit historic Charleston, take a stroll through the historic district and enjoy the Antebellum architecture.

Day 7-8: Miami – Key West (260 kilometres) Head south, on an island adventure to the Florida Keys. Driving across The Keys it seems like the road floats because of the extensive bridges spanning 160 kilometres to Key West, your home for the next two days.

Day 9-10: Charleston – Savannah – St. Augustine (470 kilometres) Drive south to Savannah. The next day follow the coastline of Georgia, through Jacksonville en route to St. Augustine.

Day 9-10: Key West – Fort Myers (485 kilometres) Ride through the wild coast of the Everglades National Park, known as ‘Alligator Alley’ due to the overwhelming number of fresh water alligators. Make a beach stop in Naples and end your day in Fort Myers, an area with more than 100 barrier islands and white sand beaches.

Day 11-13: St Augustine – Orlando – Sarasota (400 kilometres) Drive south to Orlando, enjoy two days at the world renowned theme and entertainment parks before heading to Sarasota.

Day 11-12: Fort Myers – Sarasota (130 kilometres) Head north and spend two days in beautiful Sarasota, a popular beach resort with lots of quaint shops.

Day 14-16: Sarasota – Miami (380 kilometres) Drive to the Everglades, a sanctuary for a myriad of birds and animals. The sandy beaches of South Florida await you for two days at leisure in Miami. Return your car at Fort Lauderdale before your return flight.

Day 13-14: Sarasota – Orlando (220 kilometres) Drive east to Orlando for one more day of magic. Finish your trip off with a splash by visiting one of the waterparks before your flight home.

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7 days/6 nights – Self-drive

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Our six night tour takes you south through Miami, crossing 42 bridges and 32 islands all the way to Key West. Then up to Naples, famous for the wilderness of the Everglades National Park before returning to Fort Lauderdale.

Discover the highlights of Florida on this seven-day journey to Naples, known for the Everglades National Park, then to Clearwater on Florida’s West Coast and finally to the theme park capital of the world, Orlando.

Day 1: Fort Lauderdale Arrive in the Sunshine State of Florida. Pick up your rental car and drive to your hotel.

Day 1: Fort Lauderdale Arrive in the Sunshine State of Florida. Pick up your rental car and proceed to your hotel. In the evening take some time to visit the USA’s largest outlet shopping – Sawgrass Mills® & The Colonnade Outlets.

Day 2: Fort Lauderdale – Miami (30 kilometres) Enjoy your morning in Fort Lauderdale and perhaps join a swamp tour. In the afternoon head to Miami. Day 3: Miami Spend your day at leisure on Miami Beach – explore the Art Deco District in South Beach. Day 4: Miami – Key West (277 kilometres) Today’s journey takes you south, crossing 42 bridges and 32 islands as you drive on the Overseas Highway all the way to Key West. Day 5: Key West – Naples (410 kilometres) Retrace your journey along Florida Keys and head north. We recommend you take an optional airboat ride to enjoy the ultimate Everglades experience before continuing to Naples. Day 6: Naples – Fort Lauderdale (210 kilometres) Travel back to Fort Lauderdale. Today enjoy the city at your leisure and don’t forget to visit Las Olas Boulevard and its boutique shops. Day 7: Fort Lauderdale Drop your car at the airport before taking your return flight home.

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Day 3: Naples – Clearwater (270 kilometres) Travel north along the Gulf Coast of Florida and arrive at Clearwater Beach, stretching for four kilometres along the Gulf and sitting on a barrier island. Naples is famous for its 41-mile long beach, fashionable boutiques and cosy restaurants. In Old Naples and the Dockside Boardwalk you can find a lot of shops and restaurants as well as enjoy a beautiful view over Naples Bay. Enjoy activities such as parasailing, jet ski rentals, boat tours, miniature golf, fishing charters and ‘pirate ship’ cruises. Day 4: Clearwater – Orlando (142 kilometres) From Clearwater, it is only a short drive to Orlando, the entertainment centre of Florida. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. Day 5-6: Orlando Nowhere else in the world can you find such a variety of theme and adventure parks; four Disney Theme Parks, SeaWorld and Universal Studios – there are attractions for the young and the young at heart! Spend these two days enjoying thrilling rides, aquatic adventures and a variety of unique experiences. On the following day, why not enjoy a unique experience at the Kennedy Space Center where you can have the chance to have lunch with an astronaut. Day 7: Orlando Transfer to the airport in time to return your rental car and take your onward flight or drive down to Fort Lauderdale for your return flight home. Note: We recommend staying extra nights to explore more of Orlando.

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Day 2: Fort Lauderdale – Naples (210 kilometres) Drive to Naples, a city on the Gulf of Mexico in southwest Florida that’s known for high-end shopping and golf courses. The Naples Pier is a popular fishing and dolphin-spotting destination. It’s flanked by miles of fine white sand beaches with calm waters.

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This unforgettable journey into this legendary old road, passes through a variety of pure American landscapes and takes in some of the country’s biggest, oldest and most peculiar sites.

Visit Boston, drive through fascinating villages and towns and spectacular scenery, discover soaring peaks, dramatic glaciercarved valleys, clear lakes and the rugged shoreline.

Day 1-2: Chicago Discover the lakefront city of Chicago. The corner of Michigan and Adams, marks the starting point of Historic Route 66.

Day 1-2: Boston Arrive in Boston and collect your rental car. On day two explore the city’s highlights including the four-kilometre Freedom Trail that passes 16 of the city’s historic landmarks.

Day 3-4: Chicago – St. Louis – Springfield (825 kilometres) Collect your car and drive to St. Louis – do not miss the St. Louis Gateway Arch. The next day continue through the Ozark Highlands to Springfield. Day 5: Springfield – Oklahoma City (450 kilometres) Drive to Oklahoma City and check out the numerous vintage buildings. Day 6-9: Oklahoma City – Amarillo – Albuquerque (870 kilometres) Continue to Amarillo, once the buffalo-rich grasslands. The next day proceed to Albuquerque and spend two days discovering the historic town. Next, drive to New Mexico’s state picturesque capital, Santa Fe, the oldest capital in the U.S. Day 10-11: Albuquerque – Holbrook – Grand Canyon (630 kilometres) Visit the Petrified Forest National Park; housing 13,000 years of human history and one of the world’s largest assemblies of petrified wood. Continue to Grand Canyon National Park, a natural wonder. Day 12-13: Grand Canyon – Las Vegas (400 kilometres) Drive to Las Vegas. En-route visit the Hoover Dam, considered the largest single public works project in the history of the U.S. Enjoy a full day Las Vegas style. Day 14-16: Las Vegas – Santa Monica – Los Angeles (450 kilometres) Set out to Santa Monica for a true Hollywood ending to your crosscountry journey. The next day stroll along the Promenade. On your departure day, return your car at Los Angeles Airport prior to your departure.

Day 3: Boston – Kennebunkport (135 kilometres) Visit the charming harbour towns and overnight in Kennebunkport, a haven for writers and artists. Day 4-5: Kennebunkport – Bar Harbour (325 kilometres) Travel along the beautiful Maine Coast to Bar Harbour. Along the way you will pass through quaint fishing villages. Day 6: Bar Harbour – White Mountains (380 kilometres) Head inland towards the outstanding White Mountains, a landscape dotted with historic villages and enchanting covered bridges. Day 7-8: White Mountains – Stowe – The Berkshires (400 kilometres) Traverse the White Mountains taking in the dramatic scenery. Overnight in Stowe and continue the next day to Vermont’s Green Mountains, home to bears, moose, wild turkey and deer. Day 9-11: The Berkshires – Newport – Cape Cod (300 kilometres) Drive through a series of wonderful little towns. Continue along the coast to Cape Cod and explore its magnificent high cliffs, rolling dunes, broad beaches, walking trails and delicious seafood. Day 12: Cape Cod – Boston (115 kilometres) Drive back to Boston and return your car at the airport before your departure flight.

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Travel invites us to discover something new, special and extraordinary. When your travel plans include some retail therapy, Simon Shopping Destinations are a must-see. With more than 100 world-class shopping markets in the United States, these locations offer everything from luxury to outlet offerings with designer, value and classic brands. As an Emirates Holiday’s customer you can enjoy exclusive discounts and benefits when visiting select Simon® Malls, Premium Outlets®, and The Mills®. Simply visit Simon Guest Services or the Information Center in each outlet and ask for a welcome bag full of exclusive offers.

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Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets® A beautiful Mediterranean inspired outdoor village, Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets®, is regarded as one of the country’s most upscale outlet centres. Shop at more than 160 designer and name-brand outlet stores including Michael Kors, Prada, Saks Fifth Avenue off 5th and Tommy Hilfiger.

The Florida Mall®, Orlando Located minutes from Walt Disney World Resort and popular area attractions, this is Central Florida’s largest shopping centre. Spanning 1.7 million square feet, this shopping destination offers more than 250 retail, dining and entertainment options. Exclusive to The Florida Mall, American Girl®, the Crayola Experience attraction, the M&M’s World store, Carlo’s Bakery and The Disney Store; these distinguish the property as a must-visit family shopping destination. It also offers guest amenities and services, including valet parking, free WiFi, parcel and baggage check and two play areas for children.

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Outlets at Orange® Orange County’s premier outlet and value retail shopping destination features brand shops at exceptionally reduced prices plus great dining and entertainment options. With more than 120 stores at savings of up to 70% off every day, this beautiful open-air centre also offers an indoor Vans SkatePark, Dave & Buster’s and Lucky Strike Bowling.

Sawgrass Mills® & The Colonnade Outlets, Fort Lauderdale Known for the largest selection of namebrand outlets and value retailers at discounted prices is Sawgrass Mills®. Shop at more than 350 stores, 60 exclusive to South Florida – at savings of up to 70% every day. The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills® features an impressive collection of luxury brands along with outdoor dining and family-friendly entertainment. Sawgrass Mills is just under a 30-minute drive from Fort Lauderdale, a 40-minute drive from Miami and a three-hour drive from Orlando.


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An hour from New York City, Woodbury Common is renowned as the largest collection of designer outlets in the world. Shop at more than 220 designer and namebrand outlet stores including Armani Outlet, Burberry, Coach, Gucci and Versace. Enjoy brands at extraordinary savings of 25-65% every day.

New England’s largest outlet shopping centre, Wrentham Village is an hour’s drive south of Boston and about 30 minutes’ drive north of Providence, Rhode Island. Shop in more than 170 designer outlet stores including Burberry, Kate Spade New York, Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store, Salvatore Ferragamo and Theory. Enjoy brands at extraordinary savings of 25-65% every day for shopping.

Copley Place, Boston Located in the historic Back Bay, this is Boston’s most distinctive shopping destination. More than 70 stores await you including Tiffany & Co., Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus, Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton. Nearly 10 acres in size, Copley Place features shopping on two levels plus restaurants and several of Boston’s premier hotels.

Stanford Shopping Center, San Jose Set in a distinctive open air environment surrounded by exquisite award-winning gardens, the centre is a mix of iconic retailers, singular shops, and exceptional dining. Located about an hour’s drive south of San Francisco and within 20 minutes’ drive north of San Jose, the center features more than 140 world-class specialty shops and restaurants and is anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom.

San Francisco Premium Outlets® Located a little over an hour by car east of downtown San Francisco, San Francisco Premium Outlets® is the Bay Area’s premier shopping destination. Shop at more than 170 outlet stores including Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store, Coach and DKNY.

Desert Hills Premium Outlets®, Palm Springs Home to the largest collection of luxury outlets, Desert Hills Premium Outlets® in California is just over an hours-drive from Los Angeles and 20 minutes west of Palm Springs. It features 180 designer stores including Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga and Saint Laurent Paris.

The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace®, Las Vegas Be transported to a different time and place at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace® with lavish Romanesque architecture and décor. Enjoy 160 specialty shops and restaurants featuring exclusive brands and delectable cuisine.

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With the Atlantic on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other, Florida is the southeastern-most state in the U.S. This ‘Sunshine State’ is not only home to the theme park capital of the world; Orlando, but is also teeming with wildlife and includes one of the most unique ecosystems, the Everglades. From 150 miles of calm tropical islands known as ‘The Keys’ to Fort Lauderdale; a major cruise hub, from lively Clearwater and elegant Naples to Miami with its famous beach and nightlife – Florida has something to offer everyone as the holiday capital of the world.

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Situated on Florida’s southeastern coast, Fort Lauderdale’s beaches stretch over 23 miles and are known for their peace and tranquillity. The 300-miles of inland canal and waterways are some of the city’s notable attractions. Fort Lauderdale is also home to the largest outlet mall in the USA. It is also a departure destination of choice for cruises. Miami can be reached in around 30 minutes and Orlando is about a three and a half-hour drive away.

Nestled between Fort Lauderdale and Miami is Hollywood Beach with a one-of-a-kind oceanfront promenade better known as the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk that stretches for about two and a half miles along the Atlantic Coast. Fort Lauderdale can be reached within 30 minutes and Miami in approximately 45 minutes by car.

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Located at Florida’s South East tip, Miami can be reached within 30 minutes’ drive from Fort Lauderdale and about four hours by car from Orlando. On Barrier Islands across Biscayne Bay is Miami Beach, home to South Beach, famed for its colourful art deco buildings. Visit Bal Harbour Village, Lincoln Road and Collins Avenue for retail therapy. Explore other diverse neighbourhoods such as Little Havana and Coconut Grove.

One of the three key cities in South Florida located along Florida’s Atlantic Ocean Coast, West Palm Beach is just an hours’ drive north of Fort Lauderdale. From sunny skies and pristine beaches to waterfront music festivals, outlet shopping and a vibrant nightlife, West Palm Beach has so much to offer.

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Everglades Eco-Adventure Tour: A thrilling airboat ride takes you to the legendary Everglades National Park, one of the most unique ecosystems on this planet.

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Part of the Florida Keys archipelago, this island city is Florida’s southern-most point, around three and a half hours drive from Fort Lauderdale or Miami. For beaches with a little of everything, Key West is best known for its coral reefs, exciting festivals, laid-back lounges and fascinating people.

This beautiful stretch of magnificent pristine white beach is located on Florida’s west coast and can be reached within a two-hour drive from Orlando. Not to be missed is a visit to Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay, the ultimate family adventure featuring world-class thrill rides, live shows, more than 12,000 animals and can be reached in just 45 minutes by car from Clearwater.

Naples An area of outstanding natural beauty, known for its miles of immaculate beaches, elegant resorts and world-class golf facilities and most notably the wilderness of the Everglades National Park. Naples is about a two-hour drive away from both Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Another nearby attraction is Fort Myers that is easily accessible just under an hours’ drive. Fort Myers is known for white sand beaches and islands that line the Gulf Coast.

Orlando Set in central Florida, Orlando is the place to go for non-stop thrills and entertainment. Choose from golf resorts, theme parks, attractions, arts and culture, shopping, spas, dining, outdoor adventures and nightlife to build your perfect itinerary. Take advantage of experiences that are unique to Florida. Whilst in Orlando visit LEGOLAND® Florida, which is just a 45-minute drive away. Kennedy Space Center Maximum Access Admission: A unique chance to tour NASA’s launch and landing facilities.

Florida’s Must Do’s • Fort Lauderdale: Visit the largest selection of named-brand outlets and value retailers offering incredible prices at Sawgrass Mills® & The Colonnade Outlets. • West Palm Beach: Florida’s largest waterfront music festival, Sunfest is a must-visit and will take place early May 2017. It features a great mix of acts alongside legendary performers and fireworks.

• Miami: Home to the largest Haitian population in the country and with that comes some of the best Haitian food.

• Florida Keys: Discover the wonders of the undersea with pristine coral reefs and an abundance of marine life including tropical species found no place else on Earth.

• Orlando: Don’t miss the chance to have lunch with an astronaut at the Kennedy Space Center.

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Six Incredible Parks and More Whether you’re looking for beloved Disney Characters, thrilling attractions, splashing good Water Parks or even a relaxing beach or two, Walt Disney World Resort has it all. Meet Mickey Mouse. Ride a magic carpet through Agrabah. Get right in the middle of your favourite toons with outrageous, inyour-face 3D. Plunge down a waterfall. Travel through time, space and under the sea. Golf from dawn ‘til dusk on pro courses. Water ski on private, pristine lakes. Shop ‘til you drop. Be dazzled by spectacular, world-class entertainment. Savour delectable dining at award-winning restaurants. The possibilities are virtually endless. With something for everyone, it’s no wonder Walt Disney World Resort is the holiday of your dreams.And come true they do – just like magic.

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Disney Springs Welcome to Disney Springs — a truly amazing place, featuring 150 different venues to explore. Formerly Downtown Disney, this eclectic mix of unique boutiques, one-of-akind eateries and jaw-dropping entertainment will have you wondering where the day went. Our four fascinating neighbourhoods are filled with so much to discover, they’ll pull you from one to the next. Disney’s BoardWalk Immerse yourself in the timeless charm of Disney’s BoardWalk. Evoking turn-of-thecentury boardwalks in coastal cities like Coney Island and Atlantic City, this quartermile 1940s-themed promenade is filled with exquisite dining, unique shops and exciting nightlife. Stroll along the water’s edge, play afternoon midway games and take in the evening street performers. It’s all part of the sensation of the shore.

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Disney Resort Hotels Set in the heart of the magic, it really is a treat to be able to pop back to the hotel for a midday dip in the pool, or to let the kids take a nap. With more than 20 unique Disney Resort Hotels to choose from, there’s something to suit everyone; all with the legendary service, quality and attention to detail for which Disney is so famous. Please see pages 168-169 for hotel options.

Disney Resort Hotels Benefits Guests staying at Disney Resort Hotels enjoy a host of benefits including Extra Magic Hours, complimentary airport transfers, complimentary resort transportation and parking, complimentary Wi-Fi and many more benefits combined with legendary Disney Service.


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Magic Your Way Tickets With Magic Your Way tickets, it’s even easier to make the most of Walt Disney World Resort. Choose any duration from three to 10 days and maximize your experience by purchasing additional tickets options for more fun and flexibility. Magic Your Way Base Ticket* Provides admission to one of the following theme parks for each day of the ticket Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Magic Your Way Base Ticket Plus Park Hopper Option* With so much to see and do, the Park Hopper Option allows more flexibility. Guests can come and go as they please, through all four Walt Disney World Theme Parks on the same day for each day of their ticket. Magic Your Way Base Ticket Plus Water Park Fun and More Option* Because there’s even more Disney fun! Guests can choose to visit Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Disney’s Blizzard Beach

Water Park, Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course, Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf, Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The number of visits varies based on the length of ticket.

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FastPass+ Disney’s FastPass+ service allows all guests to reserve access to some select Disney FastPass+ attractions as well as designated viewing areas for shows and character greetings. Guests can visit one of the FastPass+ kiosks in a Walt Disney World theme park where they can select the FastPass+ experiences available. Then guests may go to the FastPass+ experience during the designated arrival time window to enter the FastPass+ queue.

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Disney Dining Plan Looking for a great value way to budget meals without compromising on quality, flexibility or choice? Look no further than the Disney Dining Plans, exclusively available to Disney Resort Hotel guests. With up to 100 different venues across the entire Walt Disney World Resort, there’s no need to stick to your Disney Resort Hotel — dine in all six Parks, Disney’s BoardWalk, other Disney Resort Hotels and Disney Springs. How Disney Dining Plans Work When booking your holiday, select the Disney Dining Plan that meets your needs and budget. You will receive the Dining Plan’s meal/snack allocation for each night of your resort stay.

Valid theme park admissions required. The number of Disney FastPass+ selections guests can make and the arrival windows are limited.

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Live the Fairy Tale

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Encounter the Thrills

Wonder and fantasy are everywhere. Six enchanted lands with masses of magical attractions make exciting adventures and timeless fairy tale classics just a smile away. It’s the one and only place where once upon a time is now, and make-believe is as real as today.

High tech fun and Disney imagination combine with the wonder of diverse cultures in two distinct realms. At Future World, discover the wonders of tomorrow, today, and at World Showcase visit 11 countries in one day. Both are bursting with excitement and thrills across a wide range of different attractions.

Lights, camera, action! Showbiz takes centre stage, but you’re the star. Walk down the red carpet into the heart of movie world, where glitz and glamour are in the spotlight, from thrilling attractions to on-stage live spectaculars and exciting backstage action. Are you ready for your close-ups?

Fun for little ones Dumbo the Flying Elephant: Hop on this whimsical classic, and take off into the air to the sounds of joyful carnival music.

Fun for little ones Epcot Character Spot: Meet Mickey and his pals for photos and autographs, hugs and smiles.

Fun for little ones Meet favourite Disney characters at every turn, find Disney Junior pals, Mike and Sulley, friends from Cars, Tinker Bell and more.

Big thrills Space Mountain: High speed roller coaster adventure into the darkest part of the universe.

Big thrills Soarin’ Around The World: Take an aerial adventure like a bird over some of the most spectacular natural and man-made wonders in the world, on this ever-popular ride.

Big thrills Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith: Rocket from 0–60 in 2.8 seconds, to the beat of Aerosmith.

Family fun Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade: See Mickey and friends in this enchanting parade as it marches its way into your hearts.

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Family fun Frozen Ever After: In the Norway Pavilion, travel to Arendelle for this happily ever-after adventure.

Don’t miss the magical Disney fireworks at the parks.

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Family fun Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple. Kids aged 4-12 master the Force in this 20 minute interactive show.


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You’re in for a really wild time. Meet the creatures who inhabit our world — and our imagination. Roar with excitement as you discover animal adventures, loveable creatures and spectacular shows at over 20 attractions throughout six unforgettable lands.

Disney built a ski resort in Florida. And it melted… go figure. What remains is the very cool Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park. From bunny slopes to black diamonds, it’s packed with downhill thrills and plenty of ways to chill, whether you’re a little squirt or making a big splash.

Fun for little ones TriceraTop Spin: Twirl up, down and around on a friendly flying dinosaur. FastPass+ not available.

Big thrills DINOSAUR: Join this rescue mission 65 million years back in time to save the last dinosaur. Family fun Kilimanjaro Safaris: Gaze at free-roaming wildlife across an African-style savannah. Rivers Of Light: An immersive nighttime celebration of the beauty of nature, with live innovative special effects. Coming soon.

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Ultimate Disney Holiday Combine your Disney Cruise Line holiday with a Walt Disney World Resort stay for the ultimate Disney experience. Share unrivalled fun and entertainment across six incredible Disney Parks packed with an amazing range of activities. On board Disney Cruise Line, sailors of all ages can kick back together as a family or separately in their own private dedicated areas, each designed exclusively for adults or kids, while enjoying a vast array of clubs and activities on each spectacular Disney cruise to the Bahamas or the Caribbean.

Soak up the sun Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park features the largest inland surfing lagoon in Florida. For tots, there’s a lot. For teens, thrills like you’ve never seen. Everyone can hang ten, or take five in this tropical paradise.

Enjoy a week at Walt Disney World Resort parks and then cruise away on a Disney Cruise Line experience.

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Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa ★★★★★

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge ★★★★★

Disney’s Contemporary Resort ★★★★★

This Victorian inspired bayside resort is Disney’s flagship hotel and is located just one stop from Magic Kingdom Park on the complimentary Resort Monorail.

An African lodge style resort set amidst a wildlife reserve provides spectacular views of the savannas that house over 200 animals and birds. Complimentary bus transfers to the Parks are available.

Retreat to this ultra-modern resort hotel, the closest hotel to the Magic Kingdom Park, and discover spectacular views and pools.

656 rooms and suites, four restaurants, lounge, 867 rooms, 147 villas and suites, six restaurants, character dining, 24-hour room service, pools, three lounges, character dining, 24-hour room 970 rooms, 216 Jumbo villas and suites, four fitness centre, spa, volleyball and tennis courts. service, pools, fitness centre and spa. restaurants, two lounges, fitness centre and spa.

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Disney’s Beach Club Villas ★★★★★

Palm-lined pathways, a white sand beach and a nightly Polynesian luau invoke the feel of an island paradise. A monorail provides direct access to the Magic Kingdom Park, located across the Seven Seas Lagoon.

Timeless elegance meets old-fashioned charm at this waterfront resort hotel. Delight in saltwater taffy-colored cottages, private courtyards and picturesque gardens and is within walking distance to both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Set your own course for enjoyment in an elegant New-England style villa. Inspired by the casual elegance of early 20th century midAtlantic seaside homes, guests here can enjoy many of the facilities of the Disney’s Yacht and Disney’s Beach Club Resorts.

847 rooms and 360 villas, three restaurants, lounge, pools and game arcade.

532 studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments, lounge and pools.

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Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort ★★★★

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort French Quarter ★★★★

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort ★★★

Relive the romance of Spanish-colonial Mexico at this resort hotel encircling a glimmering 15-acre lake and near Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Complimentary bus transfers to the parks are available.

Revel in the pageantry of New Orleans’ historic French Quarter, where cobblestone streets and fragrant magnolia blossoms evoke images of the colourful Mardi Gras. Transfer to the Parks by complimentary bus or ferry boat.

The Resort hotel draws its inspiration from four classic Disney Animated films: The Lion King, The Little Mermaid and Disney Pixar’s Finding Nemo and Cars. Complimentary bus transfers to the parks are available.

1,921 rooms and suites, two restaurants, two lounges, pools, fitness centre and spa.

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Disney’s Pop Century Resort ★★★ Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort ★★★ Disney’s All-Star Music Resort ★★★ Relive all the fun, fads and fashions of the 20th century – from giant jukeboxes to huge yo-yos, the fun and vibrant theming takes a fond look back through the decades. Complimentary bus transfers to the parks are available.

The stage is set as massive figures from your favourite Disney movies take a starring role – 101 Dalmations, The Mighty Ducks, Fantasia and The Love Bug. Complimentary bus transfers to the parks are available.

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This resort will get your toes tapping with pools shaped like a guitar and a piano, plus its five music-themed hotel areas are adorned with a massive juke box and giant instruments. Complimentary bus transfers to the parks are available. 1,706 rooms, restaurant, lounge, limited hours of room service, pools and arcade.

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The Amazing Adventures of Spider Man® at Universal’s Islands of Adventure™

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Universal Orlando Resort™ Take your holiday to the next level at Universal Orlando Resort™, with three amazing theme parks – Universal Studios Florida™, Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ and the all-new Universal’s Volcano Bay™ water theme park, opening 2017. Plus, you can enjoy the dining and entertainment complex of Universal CityWalk™ all in one convenient location.

Universal Studios Florida™ Immerse yourself in the next generation of blockbuster entertainment at Universal Studios™. You’ll enter The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Diagon Alley™, encounter mischievous Minions, crash through Krustyland with The Simpsons™, and join forces with the TRANSFORMERS as you find yourself right in the middle of the action.

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with King Kong, battle villains alongside Spider-Man, go on a high-speed rampage with The Incredible Hulk, and flee hungry raptors in Jurassic Park™.

Universal’s Volcano Bay™ Opening Early Summer 2017 Live the carefree island life at Universal’s Volcano Bay™. It’s an all-new water theme park like no other filled with thrills, indulgence and rejuvenation. No standing in long queues, wrestling with rings, or waiting for the fun to begin. It’s a tropical paradise just steps away from everything Universal Orlando Resort™ has to offer.

Universal CityWalk™ This is where it all comes together. This is where unforgettable family fun meets restaurants that don’t just make you say “Yum,” but “Wow”. The one place where the dining tastes of every member of the family and entertainment everyone can enjoy all intersect. It’s everything you’re looking for. And anything but ordinary. Universal CityWalk™, The Epicentre of Awesome.

Universal Orlando™ 2 Park Explorer Ticket* Enjoy 14 consecutive days of unlimited park to park access to Universal Studios Florida™, Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ and select live entertainment venues of Universal CityWalk™. This ticket is not available at any park’s entrance. Ticket valid for arrivals from 1 January 2017.

Universal Orlando™ 3 Park Explorer Ticket** Enjoy 14 consecutive days of unlimited park to park access to Universal Studios Florida™, Universal’s Islands of Adventure™, the all NEW Universal’s Volcano Bay™ water theme park, and select live entertainment venues of Universal CityWalk™. This ticket is not available at any park’s entrance. Ticket valid for arrivals from 1 June 2017.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s16) © 2016 MARVEL. TRANSFORMERS and its logo and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. © 2016 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. © 2016 DreamWorks LLC and Paramount Pictures Corporation. All Rights Reserved. THE SIMPSONS RIDE TM Fox. The Simpsons TM & © 2016 Fox. Jurassic Park River Adventure TM Universal Studios/Amblin. *The Universal Orlando 2 Park Explorer Ticket entitles one (1) guest admission to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and select live entertainment venues of Universal CityWalk, on all days during a fourteen (14) consecutive calendar day period which includes the first day any portion of the ticket is used. Unused days shall be forfeited. Ticket valid for arrivals from 1 January 2017. **The Universal Orlando 3 Park Explorer Ticket entitles one (1) guest admission to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Universal’s Volcano Bay Water Theme Park, and select live entertainment venues of Universal CityWalk on all days during a fourteen (14) consecutive calendar day period which includes the first day any portion of the ticket is used. Unused days shall be forfeited. Ticket valid for arrivals from 1 June 2017. Both the 2 Park and the 3 Park Explorer Tickets specifically exclude admission to separately ticketed concerts and special events at either of the parks or within any of the CityWalk venues. Some CityWalk venues require ages 21 or older for admission with valid Photo ID. Does not include admission to AMC® Universal Cineplex 20 with IMAX®, the Blue Man Group show or Hollywood Drive-In Golf™. Additional restrictions apply and benefits are subject to change without notice.


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Stay in the Heart of the Excitement

Loews Royal Pacific Resort ★★★★Plus

The ultimate holiday begins at one of Universal Orlando Resort’s spectacular on-site hotels. There’s one for every holiday style and budget, with thoughtfully designed rooms and suites that welcome you to enjoy every moment of your stay.

Be swept away to a south seas escape filled with tropical wonders, exotic food and carefree fun. Relax beneath swaying palms on the white sands of a sparkling lagoon-style pool.

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort ★★★Plus

Live like a rock star and savour the perks of rock ‘n’ roll royalty with impeccable surroundings, laid-back luxurious style and show-stopping service.

Enjoy a vibrant, retro-style hotel with stellar recreation facilities, from a cool lazy river to a bowling alley and more.

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort ★★★★ Now open, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando™, the newest on-site hotel, transports guests to a paradise in the heart of the tropics. The calming sounds of steel drums call guests to take in the scenic water views, ease into ‘island time’ and let go.

Hard Rock Hotel® at Universal Orlando Resort™

Hard Rock Hotel® ★★★★★

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel ★★★★★ Enjoy a luxurious escape inspired by the famed seaside village of Portofino, Italy. Perfectly appointed rooms and suites, gorgeous vistas and incredible cuisine welcome you to celebrate la dolce vita, the sweet life.

Universal Orlando Resort™ on-site hotel benefits • Early Park Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay™ (opening 2017) one hour before the park opens (valid theme park admission required). • Guests at Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel® and Loews Portofino Bay Hotel receive FREE^ Universal Express Unlimited™ ride access to skip the regular queues at Universal Studios Florida™ and Universal’s Islands of Adventure™. (Valid theme park admission required). • Complimentary transportation to all three theme parks and Universal CityWalk™.

†Valid theme park admission required. Early Park Admission begins one (1) hour prior to regular scheduled park opening times to either Universal Studios Florida™ or Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ as determined by Universal Orlando, and Universal’s Volcano Bay™ (opening early summer 2017). Valid at select attractions at each park. Attractions are subject to substitutions without notice. Additional restrictions may apply. *Valid theme park admission required. Only valid at Universal Studios Florida™ and Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ theme parks. Not valid at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™, other select attractions, separately ticketed events and Hogwarts™ Express. Benefit not valid for guests staying at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort and Loews Sapphire Falls Resort; available for purchase only. Only valid for the number of guests staying in the room for the length of hotel stay as indicated on the Universal Express Unlimited pass. Available during normal theme park operating hours only. Additional restrictions may apply and benefits are subject to change without notice. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2016 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

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Bringing together so many thrilling elements of wonder and awe from the planet that we all share, these parks offer a variety of experiences not available anywhere else in Orlando, Florida or even the wider world. Individually these are the world-famous SeaWorld®, the tropical oasis Discovery Cove®, the unequalled splashiness of Aquatica® and the wild lands of Busch Gardens®.

Immerse yourself in wonder at SeaWorld Orlando, where the aquatic world comes alive. Feel the predator power of the all-new MAKO™, Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest coaster. See the world through the eyes of a penguin in the thrilling, chilling adventure of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin™. Ride the mighty Manta®.

Discovery Cove in Orlando is an all-inclusive day resort where guests can enjoy a one-ofa-kind opportunity to swim with dolphins, rays and tropical fish and hand-feed exotic birds.

From high-speed water slides and exhilarating wave pools, to tranquil beaches and the remarkable animal habitats that are the hallmark of SeaWorld®, Aquatica Orlando, SeaWorld’s Waterpark®, delights all ages and interests.

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Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay is the ultimate family adventure providing unrivalled excitement for guests of every age with a unique blend of world-class thrill rides, live shows and more than 12,000 animals.

We have a wide range of single and multiple park tickets on offer; please ask for more details. • “Choose Your Adventure 1 Visit” ticket” is valid for one visit to either SeaWorld or Busch Gardens.

• “Choose Your Adventure – Any Two Days” is an Admission entitling the guest thereof to two visits at either SeaWorld, Aquatica or Busch Gardens within six months from date of first use. • “Choose Your Adventure – Any Three Days” is an Admission entitling the guest thereof to three visits at either SeaWorld, Aquatica or Busch Gardens within six months from date of first use. • “Choose Your Adventure Unlimited with Free Parking - Four Park Length of Stay Plus” is an Admission entitling the guest thereof to unlimited visits at any of the four parks: SeaWorld, Aquatica, Busch Gardens or Adventure Island Tampa within 14 consecutive days from date of first use.

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Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort ★★★★★

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This wonderful resort is a child’s dream come true with so many entertaining and thrilling activities, spacious family rooms, a kids’, teen and family oriented island and special spa treatments just for them – all just minutes away from the happiest place on earth. The resort offers complimentary transportation to the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks. 443 rooms and suites, four restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, beauty salon, spa, outdoor pools, tennis courts, fitness centre, waterpark and kids’ club for four to 12-year olds.

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Waldorf Astoria® Orlando, Bonnet Creek Resort ★★★★★ Waldorf Astoria® Orlando is an elegant oasis of contemporary luxury nestled in a peaceful 482-acre nature preserve and conveniently surrounded by Walt Disney World® Theme Parks. This family-friendly resort offers a plethora of recreational activities perfect for enjoying and relaxation. Waldorf Astoria Orlando offers complimentary luxury transportation to the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks and Disney Springs™ area. 498 rooms and suites, nine restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour room service, kids’ club for five to 12-year olds, swimming pools with private cabanas, spa and golf course.

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Ritz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes ★★★★★ Set amid 500 acres of tropical gardens, you’ll love our farm-totable dining, endless recreational activities, 18-hole golf course, luxurious spa and an array of outdoor adventures including eco-tours and bird watching. A complimentary shuttle to Walt Disney World Resort® and other theme parks is available as well as complimentary access to the large lazy river pool located at the neighbouring JW Marriott. 582 rooms and suites, eight restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, spa with salon, steam, sauna, adults-only pool, resort pools, tennis courts, golf club, kayaking, fishing, bird watching, fitness centre and kids’ club for four to 12-year olds.

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Reunion Resort ★★★★★ Set amid 2,300 acres of lush landscape as well as a nature reserve, the resort is located in Disney’s Maingate West area. Guests of the resort have access to all on-site amenities, including the water park. All spacious villas feature separate living and dining areas with fullyequipped kitchens, balconies and en-suite bathrooms. 336 suites and one, two and three-bedroom villas, six restaurants, lounge, room service, shops, spa, outdoor pools, tennis courts, fitness centre, 18-hole golf course, waterpark, kids’ club and games room. Upgrade your stay to a Two Bedroom Villa for more space and a second bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

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Regal Oaks Florida ★★★★ This upscale gated resort features three serene lakes and two and three-bedroom townhouses with parking, a large patio with a jacuzzi, separate living and dining areas spread over two floors, fully equipped kitchens and a washer/dryer. The family friendly amenities include a kids’ club and proximity to Universal Studios and Walt Disney World Resort®. Guests can pick up any snacks, sundries or items they may have forgotten at home at the on-site convenience store. 350 townhouses, restaurant, lounge, pool, children’s pool and water slides and jacuzzi and kids’ club.

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Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas, Lake Buena Vista ★★★★ Just six kilometres from Walt Disney World® Theme Parks and three kilometres from SeaWorld® Orlando, this hotel covers 135 acres offering giant water playground complexes with seven swimming pools, whirlpools, waterfalls and children’s play areas. There is a food court on site for a quick dining option and complimentary scheduled transportation is available to select Walt Disney World® Theme Parks. 1,600 one and two-bedroom apartments with fully-equipped kitchens, dining area, washer/dryer, three restaurants, two lounges, outdoor pools, fitness centres, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts.

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Caribe Royale, Lake Buena Vista ★★★★ This modern all-suite hotel, spread over more than 53 lush tropical acres, is close to Walt Disney World® with its famous theme parks Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Animal Kingdom. The resort offers complimentary transportation to The Orlando Premium Outlet Mall at Vineland Avenue and a shuttle service to all four theme parks and Downtown Disney at an additional charge. 1,338 suites and villas, five restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour room service, gift shop, spa, outdoor pool, tennis court, basketball court, fitness centre and children’s pool and play area. Upgrade your stay to a Two-Bedroom Villa with a patio, kitchen, separate living and dining area and access to a private pool.

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Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld ★★★★ Located in the heart of Orlando’s theme park and entertainment district, this hotel is adjacent to SeaWorld® and Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Water Park. Set amid 28 acres of lush greenery, the hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to all the theme parks including SeaWorld® Orlando and Aquatica®. Dine at Laguna or unwind with your favourite drink in The Crazy Squirrel or our hotel’s Sonoma Lobby Bar. 1,004 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, two pools, kids lounge with game area, fitness centre and miniature golf course and putting green. Upgrade your stay to a spacious two-room suite with separate living and sleeping areas.

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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort ★★★★

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This resort is just a short stroll to Epcot®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and Disney’s Boardwalk entertainment district. The resort offers complimentary transportation to Downtown Disney/ Disney Springs, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Complimentary water taxi is also provided to Epcot® and Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. 2,267 rooms and suites, 11 restaurants, six lounges, 24-hour room service, spa, five pools, tennis courts, health clubs, children’s activity centre, games rooms and jogging trails.

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Rosen Shingle Creek ★★★★ Set within 255-acre of natural greenery and waterways, which includes a backdrop of dense oaks and pines along historic Shingle Creek. The façade of the hotel has been designed in a Spanish-style with high-carved arches and natural warm earth tones that exemplifies the sense of casual elegance and the grace of historic Florida. The hotel offers complimentary scheduled daily transportation to and from Universal Orlando® Resorts, SeaWorld® Orlando, Aquatica® and a selection of outlet malls. 1,501 rooms and suites, 10 restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, four outdoor pools, 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, basketball court and games room.

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Sheraton Vistana Villages Resort Villas, I-Drive/Orlando ★★★★ Located just a 15-minute drive from Walt Disney World® Resort and Universal Studios®, this sprawling resort features one- and two-bedroom villas are ideal for friends and families. The Villages Marketplace has breakfast items and Starbucks coffee. Kids’ Night Out for children aged five to 12-years of age features interactive games and arts and crafts to keep children entertained while their parents enjoy dinner together. 1,169 one and two-bedroom villas, restaurant, lounge, shop, outdoor pools, tennis courts, basketball court, fitness centre and children’s activities.

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Ramada Plaza Resort and Suites I-Drive Orlando ★★★ Located on International Drive and with easy access to Universal Studios, SeaWorld® Orlando and Walt Disney World® Resort, this hotel offers all the conveniences of home, right down to complimentary continental breakfast and free Wi-Fi. Guests can use the complimentary scheduled transportation to Universal Orlando® Resort, Epcot and SeaWorld®. Children 18 years and under stay free. 295 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, outdoor heated pool and arcade/games room. Upgrade your stay to a Club Suite and enjoy more space.

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If you are looking for a private home away from home, with your own private pool, then a stay in an Orlando Vacation Home is perfect for you. A great option for families, benefits of a vacation home include: • Executive or Executive Plus Homes • Fantastic well-equipped properties, including everything from ice machines to coffee makers

• Time is your own, no need to get up at a set time to ensure you don’t miss breakfast • If you fancy a break from the sun, you can pop back in any time • Spend your time in Orlando as a resident; eat out when you feel like, buy food at the local supermarket and have a leisurely dinner at home

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Executive Homes Plus Superbly located within resort-style gated communities, golfing communities or affording lake or conservation area views, Executive Plus Homes are ideal for escaping the hustle and bustle of the theme parks. When guests are eager to return to the action, major amusements are within a 10-25 minute drive. These homes have three to seven bedrooms and all the features of Executive Homes as well as a games room or spa and a complimentary welcome pack on arrival. Accommodation: Homes are furnished with a master bedroom with a king or queen size bed and an ensuite, plus additional bedrooms each sleeping up to two people. They may contain twin beds, a double bed or a bunk bed with an additional bathroom.

Facilities: • Private screened swimming pool (pool heat available at a supplement) • Sunloungers, table and chairs in pool area • Fully-equipped kitchen including dishwasher, microwave and washer/dryer • Air conditioning, living area, dining area, TVs, iron, ironing board and hairdryer • Either a spa next to the pool or a games room (games vary in each home) • All linens and towels supplied • Managing agents available 24/7 for assistance • Welcome pack included containing tea, coffee, sugar, milk, orange juice, bread, butter, jam, cereal and eggs

Three Bedroom Home sleeps up to six people. Four Bedroom Home sleeps up to 10 people. Five Bedroom Home sleeps up to 12 people. Six Bedroom Home sleeps up to 13 people. Seven Bedroom Home sleeps up to 14 people. Bedrooms are individually furnished in an appealing style and sleep two people.

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Executive Homes In residential communities these homes are perfect for families and groups seeking a convenient location to discover Disney and Orlando’s other highlights; reached within a 10-30 minute drive. Guests can choose from three to seven bedroom homes, a dining and living area with cable TV, an ensuite master bedroom with a king or queen bed and the addition of a spa or games room and Wi-Fi; fantastic for entertaining the kids or unwinding after a hectic day. Each additional bedroom will sleep up to two people and all homes have a second family bathroom. Decorated in a casual Florida style with high-quality furnishings, Executive Homes are understandably popular. Accommodation: Bedrooms are individually furnished in a modern-day style and sleep two people. Homes have sofa beds to allow the maximum occupancy. Each home has at least two bathrooms with either a shower or bathtub; the master bedroom has an ensuite.

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Six Bedroom Home sleeps up to 13 people. Seven Bedroom Home sleeps up to 14 people. Facilities: • Private screened swimming pool (can be heated for a supplement except in July and August) • Sunloungers, table and chairs in pool area • Fully-equipped kitchen including dishwasher, microwave and washer/dryer • Air conditioning, living area, dining area, TVs, iron, ironing board and hairdryer • Games room (games vary in each home) or spa next to the pool • All linens and towels supplied • Managing agents available 24/7 for assistance

General information • Car hire is essential for all villa holidays. • Upon arrival you will be required to register for the villa and pay a nonrefundable Property Protection Fee, which is US$55 plus tax, by credit card, per stay. • Daily cleaning facility available at an additional charge. Note: At the Welcome Centre in Orlando all guests upon check-in, receive a welcome pack and driving directions to their home, together with entry instructions into their home.

• Welcome pack available at a supplement

Three Bedroom Home sleeps up to six people. Four Bedroom Home sleeps up to 10 people. Five Bedroom Home sleeps up to 12 people.

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USA • Florida • Fort Lauderdale and Miami Hotels The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale ★★★★★ Located on Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, this tranquil beach resort captures both the splendour and the spirit of Fort Lauderdale. Elegant rooms with thoughtful design and décor come with balconies with either an ocean or Intracoastal Waterway view. The elegant 8,500-square-foot spa features a luxurious relaxation lounge and treatment rooms offering ocean-inspired therapies and soothing remedies. 192 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, pool, spa, Ritz Kids programme and fitness centre. Upgrade your stay to a Junior Suite to enjoy more space with a separate living area.

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The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, Miami ★★★★★ An exclusive enclave situated on the edge of the Atlantic and surrounded by lush tropical gardens, the hotel is directly across from the celebrated Bal Harbour shops and a few minutes from South Beach. From the SPG® Kids Pass available for four to 12-year olds, to the 14,000-square-feet Remède Spa and butler service the hotel offers a special experience to all guests. Savour an exquisite culinary experience at the hotel’s signature J&G Grill, which showcases international star Jean-Georges’ world-class cuisine. 243 rooms and suites, three restaurants, two lounges, kids’ club, fitness centre and spa.

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Fontainebleau Miami Beach ★★★★★ Situated on oceanfront Collins Avenue in the heart of Millionaire’s Row, this hotel is one of the most historically and architecturally significant hotels on Miami Beach. Families can spend their days at the hotel’s swimming pools and at the interactive children’s waterscape play area. The FB Kids programme offers extensive daily games and painting for four to 12-year olds. 1,504 rooms and suites, eight restaurants, three lounges, kids’ club, swimming pools, kids’ pool, fitness centre and spa. Upgrade your stay to a Deluxe Balcony Room and enjoy panoramic views of Biscayne Bay or Downtown Miami.

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The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, Fort Lauderdale ★★★★ Just three minutes’ walk from the beach this luxurious hotel is located on Fort Lauderdale Boulevard adjacent to white, sandy beaches. Enjoy spacious, elegant studios and suites featuring private balconies and breathtaking beachfront views. The hotel features contemporary décor with modern amenities in the studio, one and two-bedroom suites, ideal for families. 124 studios and apartments, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, kitchenettes, outdoor pool, spa, fitness centre, sauna and steam room. Upgrade your stay to a One-Bedroom Suite and enjoy either skyline or oceanfront views as well as the comfort of additional space.

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Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa ★★★★

This award-winning resort is ideally located on a 16-acre beach just minutes from Las Olas Boulevard, the Beach Promenade and Sawgrass Mills® Mall. Enjoy South Florida’s largest private beach, plus an abundance of recreation activities, watersports, a tropical lagoon pool and children’s Surf Club. Guests can indulge in treatments at the 22,000-square foot full-service spa. 650 rooms and suites, three restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, outdoor pool, private beach, watersports, kids’ club for five to 12-year olds, spa, fitness centre, jacuzzi and sauna.

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Pelican Grand Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale ★★★★

Enjoying spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, this beachfront resort is located on North Ocean Boulevard. In addition to the pristine white-sand beaches the hotel features a zero-entry pool, a lazy river tubing ride and waterfront dining options. The hotel’s Pure Spa enjoys unobstructed magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean from the 11th floor. 156 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, pool, lazy river, spa and fitness centre.

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B Ocean Resort, Fort Lauderdale ★★★★ Directly on Fort Lauderdale beach, the hotel enjoys incredible views of either, the Atlantic Ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway or the dazzling city skyline. The hotel has bicycles available for guests use free of charge to explore the area and is within walking distance to the renowned Las Olas Boulevard, for entertainment and shopping. 487 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, private beach, outdoor pools and fitness centre. Upgrade your stay to a Nautical Ocean View Balcony and enjoy more space, stunning ocean views and a private balcony.

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1 Hotel South Beach, Miami ★★★★ This hotel sits on 600 feet of pristine beachfront, offering unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean and Downtown Miami’s skyline and is about three kilometres from Ocean Drive. Enjoy daylife with four distinctive outdoor swimming pools, including South Beach’s largest rooftop pool and lounge or refuel with culinary experiences by James Beard Award-winning Chef Tom Colicchio. The hotel boasts vibrant and spacious rooms with custom-made furnishings and offers great value for money for friends, families and couples travelling together. 426 rooms and suites, five restaurants, five lounges, 24-hour room service, kids’ club, outdoor pools and fitness centre.

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USA • Florida • Fort Lauderdale and Miami Hotels Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, Miami ★★★★ Located on Fort Lauderdale’s North Beach, this all-suite, high-rise hotel is in close proximity to restaurants and shops of Las Olas Boulevard. The resort features an amazing adults-only outdoor lounge, the Spa Q’s and an oceanside dining option. All of the suites offer stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and include a kitchen and a whirlpool tub. 374 studios, one, two and three-bedroom suite, restaurant, lounge, limited hours of room service, outdoor pool, spa and fitness centre. Upgrade your stay to a Two-room Suite offering more space with a dining area, living room and an ocean view balcony.

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Hilton Garden Inn South Beach, Miami ★★★ The warm and inviting guest rooms are just the start of the great facilities and amenities at this centrally located historic hotel, just steps from the beach. Guests can enjoy all the comforts of home, along with great activities and proximity to the area’s shopping, dining, entertainment and nightlife. There is a 24-hour Pavilion Pantry Market on site. Guests can collect a Stay Fit Kit™ from Reception and workout in the privacy of their own rooms and the rooftop sundeck is a great place to sunbathe. 96 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, room service, shop, fitness centre and water-skiing.

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Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach ★★★ A beachfront resort with sights of Fort Lauderdale Beach and Intracoastal Waterways, the Courtyard by Marriott is located on Seabreeze Boulevard and is close to the Port Everglades Cruiseport Terminal and The Galleria Mall. With ceiling to floor windows, guests can enjoy spectacular views of the ocean. The hotel offers on-site dining at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Starbucks® coffee in The Bistro and there are laundry facilities on site. 487 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, pool and fitness centre.

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Holiday Inn Miami Beach – Oceanfront ★★★ Located near Miami Beach and within close proximity to the Miami Beach Convention Centre, this oceanfront resort is ideal for families looking for good value for money in a good location. Follow the South Beach Boardwalk to the Art Deco District of South Beach for shopping, dining or vibrant nightclubs. Take a moonlit stroll on the beach by night, play in the surf by day or simply relax by the large pool overlooking the beach and lush, tropical garden with its hammock oasis; it’s a great way to spend a sunny afternoon. 253 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, room service, pool and fitness centre.

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The Breakers Palm Beach ★★★★★

Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach Resort ★★★★

Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach ★★★★

This Italian Renaissance-style resort is located on a private beach, just a five-minute walk from West Palm Beach and the Flagler Museum. It features a large entertainment centre ideal for families, boutiques and two golf courses.

Located directly on the Intracoastal Waterway, 12 kilometres from Fort Lauderdale, this resort has direct access to Hollywood Beach and is just across the street from the Hollywood Beach Trolley and the Water Taxi.

This family and eco-friendly resort boasts a 13acre white sand private beach. The resort also offers the SPG® Kids Pass all-inclusive dining programme for children at an additional charge.

538 rooms and suites, seven restaurants, two lounges, four pools, spa and fitness centre.

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Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria® Resort, Key West ★★★★ A historic landmark, this family friendly hotel boasts the only private beach in Key West. It’s just steps from the quiet southern end of Duval Street’s shopping and dining outlets. 311 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, spa, outdoor pools, fitness centre, golf course and watersports.

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390 rooms and suites, two restaurants, two lounges, spa, outdoor pool, tennis courts and fitness centre.

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Hawks Cay Resort, Duck Key ★★★★ Hilton Naples ★★★★ Midway down the Florida Keys, this resort features an on-site Dolphin Connection research facility where guests can interact with bottlenose dolphins. 420 rooms and suites, six restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, five pools, spa, kids’ club, fitness centre, watersports and tennis court.

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This family friendly hotel is located just under a kilometre from the beach. The hotel offers great value for money and its location allows easy access to a host of shopping and entertainment options in Naples Boulevard shopping centre. 199 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, limited hours of room service, pool and fitness centre.

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California’s diverse landscape, ranges from the cliff-lined beaches of the Pacific Coast in the west to the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the east; and from the redwood forests in the northwest to the Mojave Desert in the southeast. Also referred to as the ‘Golden State’, California is home to Hollywood in the city of Los Angeles; the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island in hilly San Francisco. Bordering the state of California on the west is Nevada renowned for its great expanse of desert and its famed city of entertainment, Las Vegas. Washington State in the Pacific Northwest is home to Seattle, a city renowned for its vibrant music scene and famed coffeehouses.

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Undoubtedly one of the world’s most famous cities, San Francisco’s outstandingly beautiful location on steep rolling hills overlooking the bay and its mix of Victorian and modern architecture creates an amazing experience. The compact city centre can be explored on foot or with the help of the famous cable cars; bustling Chinatown, the shops of Union Square, wealthy Nob Hill, North Beach, the city’s restaurants, theatres, art galleries and museums are all within easy reach. Enjoy a signature dish of clam chowder at Pier 39 on Fisherman’s Wharf or view the cells at Alcatraz and learn about the island’s dark past and much, much more.

Los Angeles, the ‘City of Angels’, is an essential stop on any visit to California and Western USA. Visitors will already be familiar with iconic sights like the famed Hollywood Sign, the boutiques of Rodeo Drive and Universal Studios® Hollywood. Take a tour into Beverly Hills and see some amazing homes of Hollywood celebrities or head to the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’, where entertainment legends have been honoured with stars in the sidewalk. In Downtown Los Angeles, visit the Staples Center, home arena of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers. In the North Bay of Los Angeles lies Santa Monica with its historic Santa Monica Pier, a 100-year-old landmark.

Families can enjoy the cable car rides, visit the Golden Gate Park or visit the San Francisco Zoo. Nature lovers and explorers at heart can take one of our self-drive touring options to Seattle, home to Mt. Rainier National Park or onward to Vancouver and into the heart of British Columbia.

San Diego A city lying on the Pacific Coast of California is the city of San Diego, known for its miles of sandy beaches, parks and great climate and is just a two-hour drive from Los Angeles. Covering nearly 1,200 acres, Balboa Park, a magnificent cultural complex includes numerous museums, major gardens, the world-famous San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld® San Diego.


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With its manicured beach towns and celebrated theme parks, Orange County stands out as one of California’s most iconic destinations. Commonly referred as ‘The OC’, Orange County is just under an hours’ drive south from Los Angeles and includes Anaheim and many famous beach resorts such as Newport Beach and Huntington Beach.

In just over an hours’ flight or a four-hour drive, from Los Angeles, is Las Vegas. Often referred to as the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World’, Las Vegas promises top gaming, starstudded shows, top-class shopping and fine dining experiences lining The Strip. Watch one or more of the most sought-after shows in Las Vegas. Michael Jackson ONE is a fusion of acrobatics, dance and visuals that takes you on a mesmerizing journey through the music and spirit of the ‘King of Pop’.

In Anaheim, Walt Disney’s original Disneyland Park and the acclaimed Disney California Adventure Park offers adventure and excitement for both, young and old. For a perfect enchanted vacation, stay at one of the three amazing Hotels of the Disneyland Resort. Disneyland Resort is a 45-minute drive away from Los Angeles International Airport and a 30-minute drive away from Los Angeles city.

Las Vegas is also a major gateway to the USA’s most famous national parks such as Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion National Parks and Lake Powell. A helicopter excursion to the Grand Canyon is a must do.

Seattle A vibrant city located on Elliott Bay with the Cascade Range as a backdrop, Seattle, is home to the iconic Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Starbucks and Amazon. A visit to the Boeing Factory to witness the inner workings of the world’s largest aircraft is a must.

California’s must do’s • San Francisco: Muir Woods, just a half-hour drive from San Francisco, is the only surviving primordial redwood forest; a tranquil place where sunlight filters 100 metres down through the canopy of 1,000-year-old trees to the laurel and fern-covered canyon floor below. Alternatively a three-hour drive away is Yosemite National Park, a patchwork of swaying meadows, shadowy forests and granite cliffs unfurled across the heart of California. • Los Angeles: Visit El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Park and learn about the origins of the city. Free tours begin from the Visitor Center at Sepulveda House. Nearby you can visit ‘Little Mexico’. Don’t miss a visit to the Griffith Observatory, where you can enjoy amazing views of the city. • San Diego: LEGOLAND California®, located at One LEGOLAND Drive, just off Interstate 5, in the seaside village of Carlsbad, 30 minutes north of San Diego and one hour south of Anaheim.

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Disneyland Resort In California, Walt Disney’s original Disneyland Park glows with its blend of classic and new attractions, while the acclaimed Disney California Adventure Park brings a different kind of excitement with unique experiences like the awe-inspiring 12-acre Cars Land. Disneyland Resort Los Angeles is a 45-minute drive away from Los Angeles International Airport and 30-minute drive away from Los Angeles city. Frozen—Live at the Hyperion In Disney California Adventure Park, Frozen—Live at the Hyperion brings to life the timeless story of Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Sven and everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf, in a spectacular musical stage production. Soarin’ Around the World Get ready to soar over the Great Wall of China, Switzerland’s Matterhorn mountain, and spectacular scenic wonders on every continent in this brand new adventure. 184

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Star Wars Launch Bay Inside Star Wars Launch Bay at Disneyland Park, come face-to-face with some favorite Characters from the dark and light sides like never before.

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World of Color This nighttime extravaganza is held at Paradise Bay in Disney California Adventure Park. Images from beloved Disney and Pixar films are projected onto fountains of shooting water that reach up to 200 feet in the air.

• Early Admission with Extra Magic Hour*: Guests can enjoy select attractions in a designated Theme Park one hour before it opens to the public.

Downtown Disney District The Downtown Disney District transforms after dark into a lively promenade offering, live concerts, outdoor entertainment venues and casual to exquisite dining options.

Disneyland Resort Hotels For the ultimate magical vacation, stay at one of the three amazing hotels of the Disneyland Resort. Whether you choose the elegance of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, the original Disneyland Hotel or the playful Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, each provides an experience designed with all the amenities, imagination and extra touches only Disney can create.

Book your Disney Park Hopper tickets with your hotel in Anaheim.

As Disneyland Resort Hotel Guests you can enjoy a number of benefits including:

• Special Theme Park Entrance: Easy and convenient access to Disney California Adventure Park through a special gateway accessible via Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. • Disney Character Wake-up Calls: Start the day off right with a special wake-up call from some favorite Disney pals. • Key to the Magic & Package Express: “Key to the Magic” cards allow Guests to charge meals and merchandise right to their room—and have purchases delivered directly to their Hotel at no additional cost. *For details on the schedule and conditions, please contact our staff. Note: Valid theme park admission required.

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The world-famous Studio Tour offers a real, behind-the-scenes look at moviemaking secrets. Visitors can experience the largest street movie set in Hollywood history built with creative consultation from Steven Spielberg himself. Guests can see the sets from hit series and witness special effects used in blockbusters like The War of the Worlds and Universal Pictures’ King Kong. And, hold on tight for the Studio Tour’s grand finale, Fast & Furious – Supercharged!

Hold on tight for the Studio Tour’s grand finale, Fast & Furious – Supercharged! Ride along with the all-star cast from the hit movies on an exhilarating high-speed chase that catapults you into the high-stakes underworld of fast cars and international crime cartels. You’ll be engulfed in a world of cutting-edge, hyperrealistic special effects, including 3D-HD imagery projected onto the world’s most expansive 360-degree screens!

AMC’s The Walking Dead Attraction Enter the post-apocalyptic world of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” in an all-new year-round attraction. Prepare to fight for survival in a fully immersive journey as you navigate through a world overrun by hungry walkers. Follow in the footsteps of the human survivors as you battle your way through nightmarish iconic landscapes that bring the most popular cable TV series in history to life!

Front of Line Get the celebrity treatment with this all-access ticket. It includes all-day admission to the park, Front of Line priority access to all rides, shows and attractions*, plus behind-the-scenes privileges at select attractions. Please prepurchase to guarantee Front of Line privileges.

VIP Privileges Go behind the scenes and visit closed sets on Hollywood’s most famous movie-studio Backlot. You’ll also enjoy VIP privileges at Universal Studios Hollywood, with escorted priority access to all rides & attractions.

Did you know? • Universal Studios Hollywood is the #1 destination in Los Angeles. • Universal Studios Hollywood is the largest working movie and television studio and theme park in the world. • In 2016, AMC’s The Walking Dead Attraction, a year-round daytime experience that brings the hit TV show to life, opened at the Park. • The VIP Experience, which includes an extensive guided tour, unlimited Front of Line access to rides, shows and attractions, VIP Lounge, and gourmet lunch, is the most exclusive way to go behind the scenes at Universal Studios Hollywood. • You can uncover the secrets of Hollywood movie-making in the new Special Effects Show – where real Hollywood stunts and cutting-edge technology come to life. • Universal CityWalk® is a three-block entertainment, dining and shopping promenade with over 30 places to eat, a 19 screen theater including IMAX® with Laser and over 30 unique shops.

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Beverly Wilshire Beverly Hills, A Four Seasons Hotel, Los Angeles ★★★★★ This landmark hotel is located at one of the world’s most famous intersections – Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Boulevard, with its exclusive shops, galleries and restaurants. The property features award-winning restaurants, lively entertainment, variety of kids amenities such as child size bath robes and luxuriously appointed rooms with views overlooking either Beverly Hills or Rodeo Drive. 395 rooms and suites, two restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, beauty salon, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, steam room and yoga.

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The Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey ★★★★★ This luxurious hotel lies close to Venice Beach and Santa Monica with an easy access to the area’s numerous attractions. You can enjoy the bustle of the waterfront as you stroll through the Marina del Rey. The spacious guest rooms and suites with private balconies feature marina and city skyline views. Spa del Rey offers 7,000 square feet of serenity featuring eight treatment rooms including one couple’s spa suite. 304 rooms and suites, restaurant, two lounges, 24-hour room service, gift shop, beauty salon, children’s activities, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa and steam room.

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Shutters on The Beach, Santa Monica ★★★★★ Located on Santa Monica beach, this luxury resort is ideal for those looking for laid-back California elegance. Designed by Michael Smith, renowned White House interior designer, the rooms at this Santa Monica beach hotel is an oasis of beach chic and offer luxurious amenities such as a Tibetan rugs, cashmere throws, a spacious spa bath and shelves stocked with thoughtfully chosen books. ONE Spa offers a range of treatments using Kerstin Florian products. 198 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, shops, beauty salon, outdoor pool, fitness centre, jacuzzi, spa, yoga, surfing, beach volleyball.

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Loews Hollywood Hotel ★★★★ Just two minutes’ walk from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, this hotel is a retreat in the Hills and at the corner of Hollywood and Highland. The hotel features luxury with modern furnishings and are equipped with iPod docking stations. Some rooms offer views of the Los Angeles skyline or the Hollywood Hills, while suites add sitting areas and some have separate living rooms. Santa Monica beach is a 20-minute drive away. 628 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, rooftop pool, spa and fitness centre.

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The Resort at Pelican Hill Newport Beach ★★★★★

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa ★★★★★

Located along the scenic coastline of Dana Point, atop a seaside bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the hotel features an Eco Adventure centre and an organic garden.

On the coast of Newport Beach surrounded by lush greenery, sits a family friendly 504-acre epitome of perfection.

Located in a community known as “Surf City, USA” and just few minutes’ drive from South Coast Plaza shopping complex, this retreat offers easy beach access via a walkway.

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332 Bungalow rooms, suites, two, three and four bedroom villas, four restaurants, 24-hour room service, outdoor pool, spa, fitness centre and golf course.

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Hilton Anaheim ★★★★ In the heart of Orange County and adjacent to the Anaheim Convention Centre, this hotel is just one mile from the Disneyland® Resort. Stay in a Disney® room to enjoy great views of Disneyland® Resort. 1,665 rooms and suites, five restaurants, lounge, room service, children’s playground, pools, spa, fitness centre and steam room.

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South Figueroa Street Apartments, Los Angeles ★★★

Palazzo East Apartments, Los Angeles ★★★

This high-rise property offers magnificent views, cosmopolitan design and a popular downtown location ideal for nightlife and entertainment.

Enjoy year-round resort-style accommodation in the mid-Wilshire district Palazzo East Apartments located across the famous Farmer’s Market and The Grove at Palazzo at Park La Brea.

29 studio, one and two-bedroom apartments, fully equipped kitchen, pool and fitness centre.

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USA • San Francisco Hotels The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco ★★★★★ Located near Nob Hill and the California Street cable car line, this 1909 neoclassical landmark hotel provides quick access to Fisherman’s Wharf and Union Square. This award-winning hotel features luxury rooms and suites with city views, designed for ultimate relaxation in the heart of downtown, 24-hour separate men’s and women’s steam room and complimentary House Car within one mile radius. Parallel 37, hotel’s signature restaurant, serves globally inspired and seasonal California cuisine. 336 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, gift shop, beauty salon, childrens’ amenities, fitness centre, spa and steam room.

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Westin St.Francis San Francisco on Union Square ★★★★ Situated in the heart of the city, facing Union Square, this historic hotel is renowned for its legendary service and luxurious accommodation. From the charming and classic rooms in the Landmark Building, to the modern, residential rooms in Tower Building, all guestrooms feature the Heavenly® Bed, as well as Westin signature amenities, a fridge, private-label Westin-brand bath and beauty products. 1,195 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, fitness centre and steam room.

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Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf ★★★★ Located within blocks from Pier 39, Underwater World and Ghirardelli Square, this hotel is only two blocks from cable car on Hyde Street and ferry terminal to Alcatraz. The spacious Traditional Rooms are designed with large picture windows welcoming natural light into the rooms. The hotel is just one block from Fisherman’s Wharf renowned for its historic waterfront, delightful seafood, remarkable sights and distinctive shopping in Union Square. 531 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, limited hours of room service, outdoor pool and exercise room.

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Handlery Union Square Hotel ★★★ Within a 10-minute walk from Union Square and a five-minute walk from the rail station, the Handlery is located within a historic building dating back to 1908. The hotel reflects a perfect blend of classic style and elegance with contemporary décor and sophistication. The hotel’s Historic Section rooms showcase the original Victorian construction whilst offering modern amenities. Guests can choose from a selection of rooms that offer upgraded amenities along with views of the city or the hotel’s courtyard. 377 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, pool and fitness centre.

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Bellagio, Las Vegas ★★★★★ Inspired by an Italian village of the same name, this breathtaking 36-storey tower hotel overlooks a lake in which fountains perform a magnificent ballet to classic tunes. The Bellagio’s rooms and suites offer panoramic views of the surrounding mountains or the Las Vegas Strip. Hotel guests have 11 dining outlets to choose from 3,933 rooms and suites, 13 restaurants, six lounges, 24-hour room service, nightlife, shopping, gaming, five outdoor pools, spa, fitness centre, sauna, jacuzzi, steam bath, solarium and massage treatments. Upgrade your stay to a suite and enjoy more space with a separate living room and views of the Las Vegas landscape.

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Wynn Las Vegas ★★★★★ This luxurious hotel on the Las Vegas Strip offers a contemporary and glamorous experience with a full-service spa, oasis style pools and a variety of exclusive branded shops and boutiques. The hotel features elegantly furnished rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows with spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip or the lush Wynn Golf Course. 2,034 rooms and suites, five restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour room service, nightlife, gaming, shopping arcade, two outdoor pools, fitness centre, golf course, two spas, sauna and steam bath.

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ARIA Resort & Casino, Las Vegas ★★★★★ Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, ARIA Resort & Casino is an award-winning destination that is different by design. This resort features a 150,000-square foot gaming facility with rooms that have floor-to-ceiling windows offering stunning city views. Relax by one of the pools or pamper yourself in the luxurious spa. The Cirque du Soleil show Zarkana is presented at ARIA. The show blends circus arts with the surreal to create a world where chaos and craziness give way to festivity and love regained. 4,004 rooms and suites, 14 restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour room service, gaming, shopping, three outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, sauna and steam bath.

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The Venetian Las Vegas ★★★★★ This luxury all-suite hotel is situated directly on the Las Vegas Strip. The design includes traditional Venetian features such as bridges, canals, piazzas and stone walkways. The hotel’s suites offer marble bathrooms. Guests can relax in the rooftop garden or in one of the luxurious cabanas by the pool, stroll along the shopping arcade or just enjoy a gondola ride. 4,024 rooms and suites, 19 restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, nightlife, gaming, shopping arcade, pools, spa, fitness centre, sauna, jacuzzi, steam bath and massage treatments.

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The ‘Big Apple’, home to the instantly recognisable Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Central Park and Times Square, is the melting pot of the nation and one of the world’s most stimulating and eclectic cities. It is a city overflowing with exciting activities such as Broadway shows and concerts, world-renowned art galleries, museums and restaurants. Head to iconic stores such as Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorf Goodman’s, Madison Avenue’s fashionable boutiques and Fifth Avenue’s prestigious shops and indulge yourself in beautiful high-end fashion.

Hop-on/hop-off Double-decker Bus Tour: Enjoy great views of Manhattan’s top landmarks such as the iconic Empire State Building, the new One World Trade Center and attractions like the American Museum of Natural History, while learning interesting facts and stories about the city.

Explore this thriving metropolis by riding the subway with the locals or crossing the Hudson by water taxi while enjoying the Manhattan skyline. Explore the city’s green spaces. Start with a leisurely stroll in Central Park and watch performers entertaining crowds, treat yourself to delicious snacks from the hawker stalls and see if you can identify all the iconic parts of the park from your favourite movies.

Spirit of New York Cruise: Step aboard for an entertaining three-hour experience. Enjoy the grand buffet, listen to live performances or dance to the on-board DJ. Woodbury Common Premium Outlets: Enjoy New York’s most popular premium outlet on a full-day shopping tour of Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. It features 220 stores offering the largest collection of upscale designer and namebrand outlets in the world as well as a selection of eateries and restaurants. Neighbourhood Eats Tour: On this half-day tour discover delicious mom-and-pop shops, hidden gems and vibrant small, locally owned, artisanal food shops unique to Manhattan. Visit both old school haunts and new culinary entrepreneurs to experience an exciting menu of traditional flavours and daring dishes.


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Welcome to New York and the East Coast • USA

Central Park, New York

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Massachusetts’ capital and largest city, Boston, is one of the oldest cities in the U.S. Boston combines gracious 18th century townhouses with cobbled streets and modern skyscrapers. A must-do is the ‘Freedom Trail’, a walking tour that takes you around Boston and its historic sights. The pretty villages of Cape Cod offer a great day trip from the city.

Vibrant and youthful, Washington, D.C. offers a fantastic blend of world-class museums, top-rated restaurants, and endless entertainment options. Tour the White House, stand on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and explore the sites of Capitol Hill. Spend a day in historic Georgetown and explore the free museums of the Smithsonian Institute. If you visit in the spring, don’t miss the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Boston sightseeing Hop-on/hop-off Old Town Trolley Tour: Tour at your own pace or sit back and relax as you let the expert conductors show you the Best of Boston, as they turn back the pages of history and relive the bustling seaport days of colonial Boston.

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Whale Watching Cruise: You will be brought to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, home to several kinds of large whales, including humpback whales, finback whales, minke whales, as well as pilot whales and the critically endangered right whales.

Spirit of Washington – Dinner Cruise: Enjoy the perfect night out filled with live performances and dancing. A vibrant setting enhanced by dazzling city sights and harbour lights and an evening filled to the brim with festive cuisine served as a buffet, an interactive DJ, live performances and dancing.

Old Town Trolley Tour will show you all of Washington in three loops that cover the National Mall, National Cathedral, Georgetown and other points of interest,

New York and the East Coast must do’s • New York City: Visit Rockefeller Centre and enjoy amazing views of the city; the queues are usually shorter than the Empire State Building. In the evening head over to Chelsea and the High Line Park, a unique raised park above the city’s streets. Time it correctly and you will be able to catch the sunset over the Hudson.

• Boston: Downtown Boston, along the Freedom Trail, is Faneuil Hall Marketplace – the festival marketplace that now encompasses the North Market, Quincy Market and South Market buildings. It’s a great place to pick a souvenir or two. • Washington: If travelling with young children over the age of 10, the International Spy Museum is worth a visit.The museum is noisy with films and interactive displays. Be sure to check out the exhibit on the Navajo code-talkers and the history of spying going back to ancient times.

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USA • New York Hotels 1

Baccarat Hotel & Residences ★★★★★ Just opposite the Museum of Modern Art, this hotel has long been synonymous with royalty: kings and queens, sultans and tsars, moguls and modern-day stars. The hotel is furnished with contemporary Parisian décor and curated original works of art from the Baccarat crystal collection. A chic restaurant serves modern French cuisine and the hotel ‘Spa de la Mer’ features custom treatments based on bio-fermentation. 114 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hours room service, pool, spa and fitness centre. Upgrade your stay to a Classic Suite and enjoy the comfort of expansive sitting and dressing areas.

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Four Seasons New York ★★★★★ One of New York’s tallest residential towers, this hotel is located just a block from the World Trade Centre. Featuring spacious and sophisticated rooms each with soothing and comfortable interiors, the hotel also offers luxurious spa treatments with natural products designed to indulge the body and the mind. The hotel features CUT, by Wolfgang Puck, the celebrity chef’s first restaurant in Manhattan. 189 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hours room service, pool, spa and fitness centre. Upgrade your stay to a Suite with terraces overlooking the city.

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The St. Regis New York ★★★★★ Within walking distance of Central Park, The Empire State Building, major attractions and excellent restaurants, this hotel offers an ideal base for guests to enjoy and discover the city. Located in the lower lobby level of the hotel, the spa is committed to creating an exceptional experience and customised treatments for each guest. Each floor has an assigned butler to meet the guests needs and provide personal service at any hour. 164 rooms and suites, two restaurants, two lounges, 24-hours room service, spa and fitness centre. Upgrade your stay to an Astor Suite and enjoy the comfort of more space with a separate living room.

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Hotel Novotel Times Square ★★★★ A high-rise building located in Midtown New York, this hotel is ideally situated in the Theatre District. New York’s key attractions like Times Square, Broadway and Central Park are just minutes away. The hotel is within a five-minute walk from the 7th Avenue subway station and 10 minutes away from Radio City Music Hall and the Museum of Modern Art. Guests can enjoy a fine dining experience with spectacular views of Broadway and Times Square from the hotel’s Supernova restaurant. 480 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hours room service and fitness centre.

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Sheraton New York Times Square New York Marriott Marquis ★★★★ Kimpton Ink48 Hotel ★★★★ ★★★★

This hotel is conveniently located at the centre of New York’s theatre district, where Broadway merges with Times Square. The Port Authority Bus Terminal, Rockefeller Center and Central Park are just minutes away.

An ideal location, just a four-minute walk from the Museum of Modern Art and about six minutes’ walk from Times Square, this hotel is just a block from the 7th Avenue subway station. 1,755 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, limited hours of room service and fitness centre.

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This contemporary hotel is located in Midtown’s hip Hell’s Kitchen and overlooks the Hudson River. With bold design and rooms that offer, either city or river views, the hotel is in close proximity to the west side theatres, studios, cafés and restaurants.

1,957 rooms and suites, three restaurants, three lounges, limited hours of room service and fitness centre.

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The Kimberly Hotel ★★★★

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The Nash New York ★★★

Located in Midtown Manhattan in the heart of New York City, this luxurious and chic residence is within a 10-minute walk to Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall and Grand Central Station. The subway is just a block away.

Situated in midtown Manhattan on Madison and 5th Avenue, where the bustling business district meets the culture of the Upper East Side, this traditional hotel is within easy walking distance of Central Park, The Empire State Building and 5th Avenue shops.

Located in the Murray Hill area, in Midtown Manhattan, this modern-style apartment is within 10 minutes walking distance to the Chrysler Building and the Grand Central Station. The spacious rooftop area offers panoramic views of the surroundings.

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Welcome to Canada

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Quebec City

At a glance Emirates gateway: Toronto Pearson International Airport Distance from airport to city centre: 40 kilometres Time zone: Canada has six time zones, from GMT -8 in British Columbia in the west, to GMT -3.5 in Newfoundland and Labrador in the east. Currency: Canadian Dollar (CAD). Credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs easily found. Languages: English and French are the official languages.

When to visit A vast country, but true to say one that experiences all the four seasons to their fullest effect. The coast has milder winters and cooler summers than the interior and July and August are reliably warm but the cities can really swelter. In the winter plenty of places in Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec have popular ski resorts.

Fairmont Royal York ★★★★ Situated minutes from the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada and the Eaton Centre, this hotel is located in the centre of downtown Toronto. 1,363 rooms and suites, four restaurants, two lounges, limited hours of room service, pool, spa, fitness centre and steam bath.

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Canada

The second largest country in the world has a diverse array of landscapes and attractions, from the majestic Rocky Mountains in the west to the charming coastal towns of Atlantic Canada in the east. The wildlife spotting potential is huge, the people are super-friendly and the vibrant cities of Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto provide plenty of cultural allure.

Experiences From lobster lunches and whale watching on the east coast, to the laid-back vibe of Vancouver in the west, Canada holds an understandably diverse array of attractions. • The combination of cosmopolitan, coastal Vancouver with the nearby mountain resort of Whistler is an irresistible highlight of the province of British Columbia. • Sophisticated, historic, attractive, Frenchspeaking – everything you might expect from Paris, but in the chic city of Montreal instead.

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• Some of the many reasons to visit Toronto include the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, the city’s colourful neighbourhoods and its highly regarded film festival and of course the proximity to the grand Niagara Falls.

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Hotel Novotel Toronto Centre

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This hotel is located downtown, in the heart of the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood. The CN Tower and the Union trains are within a 10-minute walk from the hotel.

Located on Yonge Street, this hotel is within 10 minutes’ walk from College subway and the Toronto Eaton Centre ideal for shopping.

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Tailor-made Touring • Canada

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Eastern Canada 12 days/11 nights – Self-drive tour

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On this tour discover a world packed with dramatic scenery with the spectacular Niagara Falls and historic attractions like Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Experience the old world charm of Vieux Quebec, visit Kingston, once the capital of Canada before returning to Toronto. Day 1: Arrive in Toronto and spend the day exploring the city on your own. Day 2: Toronto – Niagara Falls – Toronto Today, enjoy a full-day tour to the Niagara Peninsula – Canada’s fruit belt and major grape orchard region and home of the spectacular Niagara Falls, one of the great wonders of the world. Day 3: Toronto – Ottawa (453 kilometres) This morning collect your rental car and travel to the nation’s capital, Ottawa. Once arrived, spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. Why not take a boat cruise along the Rideau Canal? Day 4: Ottawa In the heart of Ottawa, rising dramatically from a bluff overlooking the Ottawa River, are the Parliament Buildings. Many of the city’s attractions are within sight of Parliament Hill. Some of the attractions you may wish to visit include the National Arts Centre, Sparks Street Mall and the ByWard Market, a popular area of cafés, craft shops, farmers’ market stalls and entertainment. Day 5: Ottawa – Mont Tremblant (153 kilometres) Today head northeast to the jewel of the Laurentians, Mont Tremblant, a European styled all season resort village. The remainder of the day is free to discover the lively pedestrian village of Tremblant, its charming boutiques, fine restaurants, sports and cultural activities. Day 6: Mont Tremblant – Quebec City (441 kilometres) Enjoy the pleasant scenery as you travel from Mont Tremblant to historic Trois Rivieres. Continue along the Chemin du Roy road to Quebec City.

Day 7: Quebec City Experience the old world charm of Vieux Quebec with a guided tour of the old city on foot. With its cobblestone streets, fortified city wall and seventeenth century architecture, this UNESCO World Heritage site is complimented by artisan shops, cafés, landscaped parks, and numerous monuments. Take a stroll on the Plains of Abraham and visit the historic Chateau Frontenac. Visit one or more of the great local museums (not included) or simply enjoy the city sights at your own pace. Day 8: Quebec City – Montreal (250 kilometres) Following the St. Lawrence River, pass from city suburbs to the rural landscapes of forests and rich pastures, dotted with tiny villages that extend to Montreal. Day 9: Montreal Today is a free day to explore Montreal. Discover hundreds of places of interest in Montreal including the Notre Dame Basilica – one of the masterpieces of religious architecture in North America located in Old Montreal, residential and financial districts, and the French Quarter. Day 10: Montreal – Kingston (290 kilometres) Travel south to the city of Kingston. On the way visit Upper Canada Village (admission included) – a living-history site that depicts life in a rural English Canadian setting during the year 1866. Stop at Gananoque to join an hour cruise of the 1,000 islands (included). Once the capital of Canada, Kingston is located at the point where Lake Ontario flows into the St. Lawrence River, and at the southern end of the Rideau Canal.

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Day 11: Kingston – Toronto (263 kilometres) Take the time to visit Fort Henry National Historic Site near Kingston. You might also want to stop in the city of Peterborough, which boasts the world’s highest lift locks, literally lifting pleasure crafts, along with the water they float in, 20 metres (65 feet) straight up. Continue to Toronto. Day 12: Toronto Check-out from your hotel and return your rental vehicle in downtown Toronto or Toronto Airport where your vacation ends.

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Welcome to the Caribbean and Mexico

Nassau Waterfront, Bahamas Montego Bay, Jamaica Bermuda

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The Caribbean and Mexico are only a short flight away from mainland Florida. Swaying palms, long beaches, a laid back vibe and a great selection of resorts for couples and families alike, make it a holidaymaker’s paradise. Travel back in time with a day trip to the archaeological Mayan sites in Tulum in Mexico, swim with the dolphins in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, snorkel over a ship wreck in Barbados or just relax in your beach resort in Cancún, Mexico or Montego Bay and Negril in Jamaica. Whichever island in the region you choose to visit, we’re sure you’ll have a wonderful time. Fly Emirates to Fort Lauderdale and connect with ease to the Caribbean and Mexico with our partner airline, JetBlue. 196

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Nassau, Bahamas

Cancún, Mexico

Situated on the northern fringes of the Caribbean Sea, The Bahamas is an archipelago comprising more than 700 islands and cays, displays of a variety of natural habitats and unmatched beauty that is worth exploring. Most visitors, of course, are simply attracted to its world-class beaches, stunning coves and clear turquoise waters.

Cancún, a Mexican city on the northeast corner of the Yucatán Peninsula bordering the Caribbean Sea is known for its beaches, numerous resorts and energetic nightlife. It’s composed of two distinct areas; which are El Centro, the traditional downtown area, and the glitzy hotel zone – a long beachfront strip of high-rise hotels, unabashed party scene and sophisticated seafood restaurants.

Its capital Nassau has more to offer than you might expect from a cruise-ship destination. Designer retailers and the duty-free shops draw in the shoppers. Its five-star hotels and resorts are some of the finest in the Caribbean and provide a range of entertainment and activities for all. A trip to Nassau wouldn’t be complete without a stop at some of the island’s well-preserved historic buildings. The large, pink colonial-style edifices house Parliament and some of the courts, while others, like Fort Charlotte, date back to the days when pirates ruled the town.

For sports enthusiasts, Cancún boasts great golf courses and incredible coral reefs for snorkelling and scuba diving, sport-fishing and jungle tours. The sun worshippers can enjoy some of the world’s most beautiful beaches in and around Cancún. For the culture buffs, Cancún was a part of the ancient Mayan civilisation and is still considered the gateway to the Mayan World; and students flock here during the spring break period, making it one of Latin America’s popular leisure destinations.


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Tropical Reef, Barbados

Montego Bay and Negril, Jamaica Paradise in Jamaica can be whatever you want it to be. Endless sunshine combined with golden beaches and a colourful culture adds up to create an unforgettable holiday experience. Get back to nature in the magic of its rainforests, which seem to be as alive as the tropical animals that inhabit it. Celebrate your wedding day or honeymoon by taking your loved one to hike the famous 600-foot Dunn’s River Falls – Jamaica’s most famous water attraction; meet the friendly locals; savour traditional Jamaican cuisine; and watch the sunset over the Caribbean Sea to the sound of slow reggae rhythms and good times. Explore buzzing Montego Bay on Jamaica’s northern coast. Relax on the beach, swim in the translucent waters or enjoy watersports, beach volleyball or snorkelling at Doctor’s Cave Beach. Head to Negril, famed for the white sands of Seven Mile Beach for a more relaxed vibe. Watch the cliff divers at sunset and dive at Long Bay.

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

With a rugged eastern coast that is pounded by the rolling breakers of the Atlantic and a western coast that is lapped by the gentle waves of the Caribbean Sea, Barbados has a beach for everyone. Just 21 miles long and 14 miles wide, Barbados retains a distinctive West Indian Culture, rich in arts, theatre, music and nightlife, and the capital city of Bridgetown offers great shopping, art galleries and theatres. The island has a number of historical, architectural and natural sites of interest and these make Barbados unique and your time here something special.

A sun-blessed playground occupying the eastern half of the island of Hispaniola, with pristine beaches, rich history and a lively cultural scene, the Dominican Republic has endless charm to offer its visitors.

If your visit is during the end of July or early August then get ready for the spectacular Carnival parade, as a wealth of costumes, street food and good vibrations carry across the island. Treat your taste buds to the tantalising flavours of authentic Bajan dishes like cou-cou and pepper pot. For a glimpse of its colonial history, we recommend a visit to some of the few remaining Great Houses on the island.

Its capital, Santo Domingo is an intriguing mix of old world charm and modern, urban space, which is quite unlike other large Caribbean islands. The impressive colonial district is the city’s cultural centre, with the Museo del Hombre Dominicano and Museo Prehispánico preserving the artefacts of the Taino civilisation. The capital also has the country’s best restaurants and nightlife, where you can experience the island’s most popular dances, the Merengue and Bachata. Punta Cana, situated in the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic, is known for its stretch of sandy beaches framed by crystalclear waters of the Caribbean and the Atlantic. It is a popular destination for vacationers looking to relax in lavish, all-inclusive resorts.

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Bahamas and Mexico Resorts Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas ★★★★★ This world famous resort combines the mythical allure of Atlantis, the bewitching beauty of the Bahamas, a breathtaking array of facilities and non-stop entertainment. In this wonderful setting is the world’s largest open-air marine habitat, an incredible Aquaventure Waterpark encompassing a Rapids River Ride, multiple adrenaline-inducing slides including a Mayan Temple featuring a 60-feet near vertical drop into a shark-filled lagoon. 3,600 rooms and suites, 21 restaurants, 19 lounges, 24-hour room service, Vegas-inspired nightlife, gaming, children’s activities, teen club, babysitting, outdoor pools, golf course, land and watersports, fitness centre and spa.

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One&Only Ocean Club, Bahamas ★★★★★ Located in one of Paradise Island’s beautiful sandy beaches, this former colonial estate has been transformed into a luxurious resort offering the finest services and excellent facilities. Guests are accommodated in one of two colonial wings or in a number of delightful cottages and villas. All guest rooms are spacious and sublimely decorated. Amenities are plentiful and include personalised, 24-hour butler service and thrice-daily maid service. 107 rooms and suites, three restaurants, four lounges, 24-hour room service, beauty salon, kids’ club, three outdoor pools, golf course, tennis court, fitness centre and spa.

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JW Marriott Cancún Resort & Spa ★★★★★ Nestled along the beach in the heart of the Hotel Zone, this landmark resort offers an extraordinary experience to its guests. All rooms have a private balcony offering beautiful sea views, a sitting area and an iPod dock. Dine in style in one of the resort’s several fantastic restaurants, offering everything from Italian cuisine to Japanese fare. The complimentary Kids’ Club, games room and the shallow child-friendly area in the pool will keep the children occupied while you can relax. 448 rooms and suites, nine restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour room service, kids’ club, indoor pool and three outdoor pools, tennis court, fitness centre and spa.

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Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, Cancún ★★★★★ Set amidst spacious tropical gardens, leading down to the shimmering white sandy beach and Caribbean Sea, this popular all-inclusive resort is a holiday paradise of the highest standard offering first class facilities and accommodation, complemented by friendly service. 3,500 rooms and suites, 25 restaurants, 23 lounges, 24-hour room service, two nightclubs, two kids’ clubs, two teens’ lounges, waterpark, seven outdoor pools, flowrider, two fitness centres, two spas, 27 Hole Jack Nicklaus golf course, 18 hole mini golf, bowling alley, theatre, tennis courts and non-motorised watersports plus daily activities and nightly entertainment.

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Enjoy all-inclusive stays at Caribbean beach resorts. Prices include accommodation, all meals and selected beverages. Some resorts also offer additional benefits.


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Le Blanc Spa Resort, Cancún ★★★★★ Located on the beachfront at the northern end of Cancún’s Hotel Zone, within walking distance of the resort’s most popular bars and nightclubs, the Le Blanc Spa Resort is an award-winning all-inclusive oasis for adults only. The spacious guest rooms are furnished in contemporary style and offer ocean or lagoon views and all offer butler service. Select from an assortment of distinctive amenities on site and indulgent spas enveloping you in a luxurious environment of sensory pleasures. 260 rooms and suites, five restaurants, five lounges, 24-hour room service, three outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, nearby golf course, daily activities and nightly entertainment.

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Round Hill, Montego Bay ★★★★★ A 110-acre former pineapple plantation on the outskirts of Montego Bay, the beautiful Round Hill Hotel and Villas is an exclusive boutique-style Jamaican resort offering leading facilities combined with impeccable service, Ralph Lauren-designed guestrooms, spa treatments, nearby golf and non-motorised complimentary watersports and activities. It has its own pier where you can take glass-bottom boat trips out onto the ocean. 129 rooms, suites and private villas, restaurant, three lounges, kids’ club, evening entertainment, outdoor pools, tennis courts, fitness centre, spa, massage treatments and watersports.

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Sandals Negril Beach Resort and Spa ★★★★★ Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa, for adults only, is situated in a serene and secluded bay on the famous seven-mile long Negril beach. Enter the elegantly rustic, jewel-like lobby and immediately come face to face with a beach so magnificent it takes your breath away. It boasts delightful dining options, sensational nightly entertainment, luxurious decor and furnishings throughout the hotel and spacious and well-appointed guest rooms. 226 rooms and suites, seven restaurants, five lounges, 24-hour room service for Butler guests, evening entertainment, three pools, land and watersports, a Red Lane® Fitness Centre and Spa.

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Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall, Montego Bay ★★★★★ Nestled between the sapphire waters of Montego Bay and the Blue Mountains on the historic Rose Hall Estate is the luxurious Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall. Here, guests of all ages are free to enjoy the best the island has to offer in all-inclusive splendour. From gourmet cuisine and accommodation to thrilling sports on land and sea, it is an experience every member of the family will love. Couples should book the nearby Hyatt Zilara Resort for a romantic adult only all-inclusive hotel experience. 387 rooms and suites, eight restaurants, five lounges, 24-hour room service, kids’ club for three to 12-year olds, two outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, tennis court, two golf courses and watersports.

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Barbados and Dominican Republic Resorts Sandy Lane, Barbados ★★★★★ This exclusive resort on the select west coast of Barbados is regarded as the premier address in the Caribbean. Nestled in an ancient mahogany grove, Sandy Lane overlooks a magnificent crescent shaped beach. The personalised service is second to none. Each of the spacious rooms, with their Italian marble floors and plantation style furniture, exudes style and calm. For children, there is The Treehouse Club with organised activities for children aged three to 12-year olds and for older children there’s The Den. 112 rooms and suites, five-bedroom villa, four restaurants, seven lounges, 24-hour room service, live entertainment, kids’ club, outdoor pool, three golf courses, nine tennis courts, fitness centre and spa.

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Colony Club, Barbados ★★★★★ Located on the platinum west coast, Colony Club is a timeless, award-winning retreat with soaring palm trees, four lagoon-style pools and serene tropical gardens and is known for its healthy dining options. The luxurious guest rooms and suites each with its own patio or balcony boast custom-made wood furniture and come with premium amenities. With a prime location, just two minutes to Holetown, Colony Club offers an ideal and exciting base for exploring Barbados. 96 rooms and suites, two restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, evening entertainment, watersports, bespoke tours and more.

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Westin Punta Cana Resort & Club ★★★★★ Conveniently located in the beach area of Punta Cana City, this luxurious resort provides the most conducive spot for you to escape from your daily busy life. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to the city’s main attractions such as La Cana, Hacienda Driving Range and Lake Limestone. The spacious rooms are glamorous in design and come with a host of fine amenities. 200 rooms and suites, five restaurants, four lounges, 24-hour room service, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna, steam bath, massage treatments, diving, fishing, paddle surfing, kite surfing and snorkelling.

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Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa, Punta Cana ★★★★★ Immerse yourself in all that the blue Caribbean seas have to offer at this all-inclusive resort located near the Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana. The Turquesa offers loads of fun and games to keep your little ones happy but with access to the Grand Bahia Principe complex, there are restaurants, spas and little pockets of seclusion for adults to enjoy, too. 502 rooms and suites, three restaurants, eight lounges, 24-hour room service, gaming, evening entertainment, complimentary mini club for four to 12-year olds, children’s pool, outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, sauna, massage treatments and watersports.

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Welcome to South America

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Ranch Excursion in Patagonia from Buenos Aires

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South America

Discover many of the treasures that South America embraces; a continent rich in history, magnificent landscape and delightful cuisine. Get closer to nature in Argentina and enjoy scenic views of the impressive landscapes at the glaciers of Perito Moreno and the town of Bariloche. Thrive in the cultural and culinary scene in Buenos Aires and turn as passionate as the locals for their music, dance and of course football. Be enchanted by Brazil, one of the world’s most captivating places. Explore the wildlife-rich rainforest, the white sandy beaches and rhythm filled metropolis. The enduring favourites are Rio de Janeiro, the Iguacu Falls and the vast Amazon Basin teeming with wildlife. Uncover the many riches of Peru. Travel though the Andes Mountains to visit Lake Titicaca, the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu and the Colca Canyon – one of the deepest in the world, home to the Andean condor – the largest flying bird in the world.

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When to visit

Emirates gateways: Argentina: Buenos Aires – Ministro Pistarini International Airport Brazil: Sao Paulo – Guarulhos International Airport Rio de Janeiro – Galeao International Airport

South America experiences two main seasons, a rainy season in the summer months from December to March and a dry season in winter from May through October with certain variances according to the location. If you plan to visit The Andes, the winter season would be ideal. February is a great month to be in Rio de Janeiro to take part in the Carnival.

Distance from airport to city centre: Buenos Aires: 35 kilometres Sao Paulo: 25 kilometres Rio de Janeiro: 20 kilometres Time zone: GMT -3 hours Currency: Argentine Peso (ARS) Brazilian Real (BRL) Peruvian sol (PEN) Languages: Spanish is the official language of Argentina and Peru with various dialects spoken based on the region; Portuguese is the official language of Brazil. English is spoken in most of the tourist areas in South America.

Machu Picchu, Peru

watch one of their many internationally famed football clubs play. • If you are in for a great adventure, hike the Inca Trail in Peru from Cusco to Machu Picchu, the mysterious ‘Lost City of the Incas’. Include a final ascend to Huayna Picchu, the mountain that rises over Machu Picchu. • While in Argentina stay on a ranch on the pampas and learn how the gauchos tend cattle; dine on tender Argentinean beef, a key component of the local cuisine accompanied by a fine local beverage and perhaps take polo lessons. • Visit the beautiful Parque das Aves, the largest bird park in Latin America. This is a unique experience at Iguassu Falls, Brazil.

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• Argentina is well known for the Tango dance that originated in the River Plate in the 1800s. During your stay in Buenos Aires visit a Tango show and take lessons to learn the floor work of this elegant dance. • When in Brazil or in Argentina, join the football fever and book a ticket in advance to

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Experiences South America has something for everyone, from great adventures in dramatic terrain, educational insights in rich archaeological sites and many festivals and fiestas.

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Perito Moreno Glacier, El Calafate

Amazing Argentina 14 days/13 nights – Air and coach tour

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Discover the real Argentina on the adventure of a lifetime; see its UNESCO World Heritage Sites and stunning landscapes. Day 1: Buenos Aires Arrive at Ministro Pistarini Airport. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Ranch Experience, Buenos Aires

Day 2: Buenos Aires Join a half-day city tour which includes visits to Buenos Aires’ fascinating neighbourhoods, such as Palermo, Recoleta, San Telmo and La Boca. In the evening we recommend an optional dinner and Tango show to enjoy the traditional music and dance of Argentina. Day 3: Buenos Aires You will be picked up from your Buenos Aires hotel to visit a working ranch and experience the unique gaucho culture. Enjoy horseback riding, observe cattle grazing and feast on rustic cuisine during this day trip.

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Day 4-5: Buenos Aires – Iguazu Take a flight to the town of Puerto Iguazu, which provides easy access to Iguazu National Park on the Argentinian side of the falls and Iguaçu National Park on the Brazil side, both

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visit both parks during the two days in Iguazu, marvelling at more than 200 individual waterfalls including the biggest and most famous ‘Devil’s throat’. Day 6-7: Iguazu – Mendoza Transfer to Iguazu airport for a flight to Mendoza via Buenos Aires. In the evening take a half-day city tour of the historical sites of this city founded by the Spaniards. The following day enjoy a full-day tour of the most prestigious grape orchards in Mendoza, sample several different local beverage varieties, including Mendoza’s best-known grape drink. Day 8: Mendoza – Bariloche Transfer to Mendoza Airport for your flight to Bariloche. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Day 9: Bariloche After breakfast join a tour of the large circuit to enjoy breathtaking views of mountains, rivers, lakes and islands. Stop at multiple scenic viewpoints to snap photos of the surrounding scenery of the breathtaking natural highlights of the Lakes District. Day 10: Bariloche Discover the Victoria Island and the Myrtle forest on this day. Drive along a picturesque route that winds through blue and emerald pools, dramatic rock formations, rivers and alpine forests. After taking in the unmatched scenery, enjoy a short sail to Puerto Anchorena on Victoria Island that offers incredible views. Day 11: Bariloche – El Calafate Transfer to Bariloche airport for your flight to El Calafate. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Day 12: El Calafate After breakfast join a tour to visit the spectacular Perito Moreno glacier in Los Glaciares National Park. Explore the park’s walkways and viewpoints to see the glacier from different angles and levels, and hear the roar as ice chunks fall into Lake Argentino. Day 13: El Calafate Join a glacier experience tour to enjoy great views when you navigate along Lake Argentino visiting the barrier of Ice Floes in Canal Upsala and the stunning Spegazzini Glacier. Day 14: El Calafate Transfer to El Calafate Airport for your flight to Buenos Aires to connect to your onward flight.

For a more in-depth experience in Latin America, extend your holiday to Peru. See page 204 for suggestions.


Tailor-made Touring • Brazil • South America

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Panoramic View of Rio’s Beaches

Exploring Brazil 13 days/12 night – Air and coach tour

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From exciting Rio de Janeiro to the Amazon forest and Iguaçu Falls, this tour is the perfect way to explore the highlights of Brazil. Day 1: Rio de Janeiro Arrive at Rio de Janeiro. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Day 2: Rio de Janeiro Join a guided tour to Corcovado Mountain to see the statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. On your return, enjoy a drive along Rio’s famous beaches. Day 3: Rio de Janeiro Spend the day relaxing at Copacabana or Ipanema Beach. In the evening join a guided tour to Sugar Loaf Mountain to enjoy stunning views of the city, followed by a barbeque dinner. Day 4: Rio de Janeiro – Iguaçu Falls Board a short two hour flight to Iguaçu. After checking in to your hotel, enjoy a walking tour that descends into a canyon, offering panoramic views of more than 240 falls. You then board a glass elevator up the cliff face which offers a different perspective and view of the falls. Day 5: Iguaçu Falls Visit the Argentinian side of the falls. Cross the Tancredo Neves Bridge en route to the Iguaçu National Park. After a train ride through the park, join a walking tour to see the suspended platform at the brink of Devil’s Throat – the largest of the waterfalls. Day 6: Iguaçu Falls – Manaus Transfer to Iguaçu Airport for a flight to the Amazon city of Manaus via Sao Paulo. Day 7: Manaus – Amazon This morning join a half-day tour of the city of Manaus to discover its highlights including the Teatro Amazonas, the city’s famous opera house. After the tour transfer to the Amazon Rainforest. In the evening, depart on a motorised canoe with a guide, in search of caiman alligators. Day 8: Amazon Start the next day with a nature hike, then

after lunch depart on a motorised canoe with a guide to observe piranha fish and visit a tribal dwelling to learn about the native Indian inhabitants’ way of life. Day 9: Amazon – Manaus – Salvador Visit a monkey jungle reserve, and transfer back to the Manaus tropical pier by boat, followed by a transfer to Manaus Airport for your onward flight to Salvador via Brasilia. Day 10: Salvador After breakfast you join a half-day tour of Bahia to see its highlights which include the Barra Lighthouse and the Historical Centre of Pelourinho. In the evening enjoy the Bahia by night tour and an authentic Afro-Brazilian culture show with a delicious dinner.

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Day 11: Salvador Spend this day at leisure with optional tours such as a full-day schooner cruise with lunch, or a full-day trip to the city of Cachoeira. Day 12: Salvador – Rio de Janeiro (by air) Transfer from your hotel to the airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro. Arrive in Rio and transfer to your hotel. Day 13: Rio de Janeiro – Dubai This day is free for you to enjoy at your own leisure. Transfer to Rio de Janeiro International Airport and depart. Venezuela

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Treasures of Peru 13 days/12 nights – Semi-private tour

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Discover Peru on this adventure of a lifetime. See its natural and manmade wonders, the ancient Inca Empire, the extraordinary architectural legacy Machu Picchu and the colonial gems of Cuzco and Arequipa. Day 1: Lima Arrive in Lima and transfer to your hotel. Day 2: Lima City Tour After breakfast, join a tour to discover the best of Colonial and modern Lima. Visit important architectural icons and attractions including the Santo Domingo Convent, Cathedral of Lima, the Lima Historical Centre and the Huaca Pucllana, a famous ceremonial centre which was built before the arrival of Spaniards. Day 3: Lima – Arequipa Transfer to the airport for an early flight to Arequipa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a guided tour and see Santa Catalina Convent, the picturesque Plaza de Armas and the Jesuit Church of La Compañia. At 2,400 metres, this is the perfect place to acclimatise to the Andes.

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Day 6: Lake Titicaca Enjoy a boat excursion on the highest navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca, which sits at 12,500 feet above sea level. Visit the floating islands, home to the Uros Indians, as well as the island of Taquile, where life has remained very traditional. Day 7-8: Puno – Cuzco (275 kilometres) Proceed to Cuzco, once the holy city of the Inca Empire. Along the way enjoy unrivalled views of the towering Andes and remote villages. The next day join an afternoon Cuzco tour, which includes a visit to Saksaywaman. Day 9: Cuzco – The Sacred Valley (49 kilometres) The Sacred Valley is a region of outstanding beauty, with traditional villages and ancient ruins. Travel into the valley and visit the Pisac Indigenous market and Ollantaytambo where you can see the impressive Inca fortress.

Day 11: Machu Picchu – Cuzco The morning is at your leisure. You may want to return to the ruins for sunrise or browse through the markets of Aguas Calientes. Later in the afternoon return by train and road to Cuzco.

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Day 5: Colca Canyon – Puno (275 kilometres) See the majestic condors soaring overhead on the early morning currents. Continue by road to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca.

Day 10: The Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu Take a scenic train journey to reach Machu Picchu. On arrival, your guide will explain the fascinating history of the site, steeped in mystery and intrigue, and which was only rediscovered in 1911.

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Day 4: Arequipa – Colca Canyon (162 kilometres) This morning, set off on a scenic bus ride past the snow-capped El Misti volcano to the Colca Canyon, twice as deep as the Grand Canyon and bordered on either side by authentic villages. You’ll then visit the traditional town of Chivay.

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Day 12-13: Cuzco – Lima Transfer to Cuzco Airport for your flight to Lima and then transfer to your hotel in Lima for an overnight stay. The next day transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

For a more in-depth experience in Latin America, extend your holiday to Brazil or Argentina. See pages 202 and 203 for suggestions.


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Europe

Prague, Czech Republic

Europe bucket list Whether you fancy an evening speeding through the hills of Maranello in a Ferrari, indulging in a majestic English afternoon tea in London or discovering historical treasures in Barcelona, we’ve rounded up our top 10 eats, treats and places to visit around Europe. So, if you’re planning a trip, here’s what you should do.

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Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary by rail

With a rail tour you can spend nights in each of Europe’s grand Imperial Cities: Budapest, Vienna, Bratislava and Prague. Start by strolling through lively Budapest, then delight in the historic marvels of Vienna including baroque streetscapes, winding cobbled lanes and poignant museums. Finally, bask in the romance and folklore of Prague, with its hilltop castle and Gothic art galleries. PAGE 240

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Island hop the Greek Isles, Greece

Greece has roughly 3,000 islands and although the secret’s out on Mykonos and Santorini, there are plenty of lesser-known isles like Antiparos, Paros, and Samos which still have a relatively remote and untrampled feeling to them. They boast plenty of chalk white beaches, rustic tavernas and a pace of life which will make the hustle and bustle of reality feel a million miles away. PAGE 283

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Drive a Ferrari in Maranello, Italy

When in Rome, as the expression goes. So, it’s only logical that when in Maranello one must drive a Ferrari. Stay in quintessentially Italian hotels, classy as they are characterful, and explore the picturesque countryside of cypress alleys, olive groves and rolling hills from behind the wheel of your Ferrari.

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Belgian chocolate all the way in Brussels, Belgium

What better way to discover Brussels than with a chocolate walking tour? Spend an afternoon following the quaint trail of the city’s sights and delights, from the Grand Place to the antique shops and top chocolatiers of the Royal Galleries. Sample these tantalising treats and learn to create your own concoction in a workshop which shows you the secret to an authentic Belgian praline. PAGE 299


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Afternoon tea at Harrods in London, UK

There is nothing so endearingly eccentric and yet typically British as afternoon tea and, if you’re going to do it, you must do it right. Harrods Georgian Restaurant in Knightsbridge provides ample opportunity to try tailor-made brews as well as a pretty selection of pastries and a wealth of home baked cakes, including traditional scones served with homemade lemon curd, clotted cream and strawberry jam. PAGE 311

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Chestnuts at the Festive Markets, Germany

Wintertime sees quaint and traditional Bavarian stalls pop up all over Germany. Expect festive stalls selling everything from gingerbread men to hand crafted trinkets to wooden puppets, all with a smattering of good cheer. A stop in Hamburg wouldn’t be complete without sampling some fire roasted chestnuts, a dash of hot chocolate and having a go on the vintage carousel. PAGE 217

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Hang out in Barcelona’s La Rambla, Spain

La Rambla is always a hive of activity, with buskers, peddlers, opera singers, flamenco dancers all mingling amongst the cafés and shops on the boulevard. The Gothic Quarter joins La Rambla and is a place of intrigue. Spend the day discovering historical treasures and perusing the many flower stalls that line the sunlit cobblestone streets of the Gothic Quarter. PAGE 288

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Soak in a hamam in Istanbul, Turkey

One of the greatest pleasures of Istanbul is the city’s spectacular thermal baths. What better way to steam away the day’s travel grime than in one of the many hamams? Built in the 16th century, Kılıç Ali Paşa Hamam, is one of the grandest Turkish baths, with traditional hot oil massages as well as steam rooms and saunas. So, if you want an insight into traditional Ottoman bathing, this is the place to go. PAGE 210

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Take a carriage ride through Warsaw’s Old Town, Poland

Warsaw is a picture-perfect Polish city steeped in history and culture. The city’s famous horse-drawn carriages queue up around the market square and offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience for visitors. From its comfortable cushioned seats you can see the city from all angles, making it the perfect place to do a spot of touristic photography. PAGE 252

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Arrive in style in Monaco

With glistening sunshine, idyllic beaches and world famous designer shopping, Monaco encapsulates many people’s idea of the good life. Be like James Bond for the day and live the fantasy of driving up and down the winding coastal roads in a snazzy sports car. Better yet, see some of Monaco’s top attractions such as the Grand Prix race track from the sky by helicopter. PAGE 266 207


Welcome to Turkey

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A fascinating country with diverse cultural influences from the ancient and modern worlds, Turkey straddles two continents. This gateway between east and west has a rich history, encompassing Roman architecture, Byzantine art and Ottoman palaces, and it also boasts astounding natural beauty, such as Bodrum’s idyllic coastline.

At a glance

When to visit

Emirates gateway: Istanbul Ataturk Airport

The climate varies from region to region, and from coast to coast. On the whole, spring (April to May) and autumn (September to midNovember) are the best times to visit when temperatures are more pleasant and the skies are clear.

Distance from airport to city centre: 45 kilometres Time zone: Summer: GMT +3 hours Winter: GMT +2 hours Currency: Turkish Lira (TRY). Credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs are plentiful in main towns.

Turkey is a cultural treasure trove and full of awe-inspiring landscapes, from the ancient archaeological site of Ephesus to Bodrum’s idyllic coastline. • Visit Cappadocia’s lunar landscape of awe-inspiring rock formations, rock cones, fairy chimneys and cave entrances that reveal subterranean cities. • From Bodrum, take a relaxing cruise along the rugged Aegean coast in a traditional sail boat or gulet. • Head out to green Bursa, with its many parks and trees. Take a ride in the cable car to the top of Uludag Mountain or head out to the Suuctu Waterfall. • Relax and unwind in a traditional hammam in Istanbul for a unique experience. • If you’re looking for a more relaxing break, head to Antalya, the ‘Turkish Riviera’ for great beaches, lively nightlife and national parks.

Languages: Turkish is the official language. English is spoken in places frequented by tourists.

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Cappadocia

Lake Abant Nature Park

Istanbul and Cappadocia

7 days/6 nights – Semi-private tour

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This astonishing journey will introduce you to Istanbul, a vibrant city where east meets west, as well as Cappadocia, one of the must-see places in the world. Discover spectacular natural wonders and the unique historical and cultural heritage of the Cappadocia region where distinctive houses, churches and monasteries have been carved into ancient rock formations. Beneath Cappadocia is equally intriguing with its ancient underground cities. Enjoy discovering this exceptional creation of Mother Nature.

Day 1: Istanbul Arrive in Istanbul and enjoy a private transfer to your hotel. The city’s combination of long history and spectacular setting spread over seven hills and surrounded on three sides by water makes it a particularly rewarding place to explore. Day 2: Istanbul Explore the city’s historical sites. Join a tour to visit Topkapi Palace – a maze of buildings from Ottoman times; the Blue Mosque – notable for its six exquisitely slender minarets and cascade of domes; the Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia, Suleymaniye Mosque and the Grand Bazaar where amongst the maze of narrow cobbled streets thousands of small shops offer an unbelievable choice of goods. Day 3: Istanbul Take a cruise on the Bosphorus for magnificent views of the city. Following your cruise visit Rumeli Fortress, Dolmabahce Palace and the Spice Bazaar. Day 4: Istanbul – Cappadocia Take a domestic flight to Nevsehir Airport. On arrival, transfer to your hotel in Cappadocia.

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Day 7: Cappadocia – Istanbul After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Istanbul and then your international return flight.

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Start this fascinating tour in Istanbul, a city steeped in history offering spectacular architectural marvels. A four-hour drive then takes you to Lake Abant, a freshwater lake in Turkey’s Bolu Province and a favourite holiday spot for locals and tourists due to its natural beauty surrounded by dense forests. Spend a few days amidst nature and appreciate a refreshing change of scenery, mountain views and clear lake waters. Day 1: Istanbul Arrive in Istanbul and enjoy a private transfer to your hotel. Day 2-3: Istanbul Take a half-day city tour and visit the St. Sophia Basilica, the Blue Mosque and the Hippodrome. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, or optionally take a full-day Princess Islands tour with lunch. Day 4: Istanbul – Abant (279 kilometres) Transfer to Abant, the famous mountain and lake resort with mild weather and green surrounds. In the afternoon why not go horse-riding and trekking in and around the forest and lake side. Day 5-6: Abant Enjoy these days at your leisure relaxing at your resort or exploring the wilderness of the surrounding area. Take a hike in the surrounding forest of Lake Abant, bike around at Lake Golcuk and visit Yedigoller National Park which contains seven lakes all surrounded by green forests. Day 7: Abant – Istanbul (279 kilometres) After breakfast, drive towards Istanbul and head to the airport for your return flight.

Day 5: Cappadocia This morning visit Göreme open-air museum, which resembles a vast monastic complex composed of scores of refectory monasteries placed side-by-side, each with its own fantastic church. It represents the finest of the rock-cut churches, with beautiful frescoes whose colours still retain all their original freshness. Continue your visit to Devrent Valley, Pasabag Valley, Avanos and Uchisar. Day 6: Cappadocia On the following day explore Kaymakli underground city – the largest underground city in Cappadocia; Cavusin Village – a quaint and picturesque village which houses the abandoned ‘old’ village all carved into the hillside and Ortahisar Village housing the jagged castle with the biggest fairy chimney in the Cappadocia region.

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Extend your holiday in Turkey with a beach stay in Antalya.

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Turkey • Welcome to Istanbul For more than two millennia the domes, cupolas and minarets of Istanbul have overlooked the Bosphorus, the busy waterway that separates Asia from Europe. Today, the city is Turkey’s centre of business, finance, communications and arts. Not many cities in the world can offer the fusion of cultures, living history and archaeological sites that can be found in Istanbul. The Asian and European continents collide in a fascinating way and create a unique atmosphere with brilliant shopping, multicultural dining and enchanting views no matter where you are. Stroll through the streets, hop on the tram, chat with the friendly locals and snack as you go. A relaxing drink and dinner overlooking the Bosphorus after a day of exploring can be best described in one word, sensational.

Istanbul sightseeing Visit the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia, the Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace on a full-day Old Historical Sites and Ottoman Relics Tour. On the half-day Bosphorus Cruise relax and enjoy a leisurely cruise between the two continents, Europe and Asia. Enjoy views of Istanbul’s ornate palaces and architecture including the Dolmabahce Palace, the Beylerbeyi Palace, Constantinople’s great city walls, Istanbul’s biggest fortification, the Rumeli Fortress and Historical Armament. Enjoy excellent food and spectacular entertainment on the Istanbul by Night Tour. Kervansaray House is home to the best belly dancing show, various folk groups performing traditional dance shows from different regions of Turkey and an outstanding Turkish singer. Escape the bustle of Istanbul on a full-day cruise to Princess Islands. All motorised vehicles are banned, making the islands an oasis of peace and quiet. After a fresh seafood lunch by the pier explore Büyükada, the largest and the most famous of this Islands chain by horse drawn carriage or bike. Enjoy a family day at Vialand Theme Park and experience highspeed rides and splash-filled river rides such as Viking, 360, Crazy River and King Kong. Little ones can enjoy gentler rides, mini-cars, carousels and play centres.

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• Visit the Grand Bazaar, the malls and the busy streets around Taksim Square and buy handmade carpets, beautiful handicrafts, antiques, leather goods and more. Kanyon, Akmerkez, Cevahir, Zorlu Center and Istinye Park are popular malls. • Absorb the hushed and magical atmosphere of the Basilica Cistern, a huge underground chamber that was constructed in the sixth century. Walk around the 336 marble columns, some with intricate carvings including two that feature the face of Medusa. • Unwind at any of the luxury spas and traditional Hammams in the city. Indulge in heavenly treatments that use locally made products and leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. • Whilst in Istanbul, real foodies will be spoiled for choice. From fine dining at a luxury hotel to street food and the catch of the day at the pier, delicious food is all around you. Don’t miss the delicious Turkish coffee, succulent kebabs or sugary Turkish Delights.

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• Party until dawn at any of the city’s lively nightspots. Buzzing with frenetic energy, these haunts serve world-class food, host international DJs and are a regular feature on the agendas of the city’s ‘in’ crowd. Try Anjelique on Ortaköy, Sortie along the Bosphorus or Jolly Joker Balans in Beyoglu.

Combine your stay in Istanbul with a stay in the green city of Bursa.


Istanbul Hotels • Turkey

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Grand Hyatt Istanbul ★★★★★

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Located just a short walk from Taksim square’s shopping and entertainment areas, the stylish Grand Hyatt provides a convenient base to explore Istanbul. Using the nearby Taksim Metro Station, guests can visit the historic landmarks of the Old City including Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. The hotel’s distinctive style, warm atmosphere, contemporary décor and landscaped gardens combined with high standards of service make it one of the finest hotels in Istanbul. 360 rooms and suites, two restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour room service, interconnecting rooms, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, hammam, sauna, steam bath and tennis court.

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InterContinental Istanbul ★★★★★

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Located in Taksim, the hotel offers stunning views of the Bosphorus, Taksim and the skyline of Istanbul. The interior of the hotel reflects a skilful blend of regional art and contemporary design and a variety of culinary venues offer a range of options from fine dining to an al fresco setting. 390 rooms and suites, four restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, concierge lounge, interconnecting rooms, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, massage services, hammam, sauna, jacuzzi and steam bath. Upgrade your stay to a spacious Club Sea View Room which comes with value benefits including Club Lounge access.

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Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus ★★★★★

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This landmark luxury hotel is located right on Barbaros Boulevard, adjacent to Yildiz Palace and is within walking distance to the shopping, commercial and business districts; the Ottoman Dolmabahce Palace is only a short five-minute walk away. The hotel is newly renovated; all rooms and suites are redesigned with a contemporary style reflecting smart luxury. Guests can enjoy stunning views of the Bosphorus and the old city from the rooftop. 629 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, shop, beauty salon, interconnecting rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness centre, sauna, hammam and tennis courts.

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Swissôtel The Bosphorous Istanbul ★★★★★

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This luxurious hotel is located in the centre of Istanbul on the European banks of the Bosphorus and nestled within 65 acres of historical gardens. The restaurants and lounges are designed to suit every taste. Visit the Gaja Roof Restaurant with spectacular views of Istanbul’s skyline and The Bosphorous. The award-winning Purovel Spa offers holistic spa treatments from all over the world. 566 rooms and suites, five restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, beauty salon, interconnecting rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, sauna, hammam, ice fountain, salt pool, jacuzzi and massage treatments.

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Extend your holiday with a stay in Trabzon on the Black Sea.

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Park Hyatt Istanbul – Macka Palas ★★★★★ Located in the fashionable Nişantaşı shopping district, this luxury property combines historic art deco architecture with innovative interior design. The hotel is within walking distance to many upscale designers, fashion houses, as well as ultra-trendy cafés and restaurants. The luxury rooms and suites are decorated in rich, warm colours with city views from large opening windows and French balcony. The hotel offers exciting dining venues and lounges. 90 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna and massage treatments.

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The Marmara Taksim ★★★★★ Built on the highest of Istanbul’s seven hills and towering high above bustling Taksim Square, this elegant hotel is located in the heart of the city’s vibrant cultural, entertainment and commercial centre. The Taksim Metro Station next to the hotel provides convenient access to the city’s historical attractions. The guest rooms face the Bosphorus, Golden Horn or the city. 388 rooms and suites, two restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa with Turkish bath, sauna, jacuzzi and massage treatments. Upgrade your stay to a Club Room and enjoy additional benefits including access to the Marmara Club Lounge.

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Wyndham Istanbul Old City ★★★★★ Nestled in the heart of Istanbul’s celebrated Old City, in a majestically restored historic building, this hotel offers an unparalleled upscale experience within walking distance of major sites such as Sultan Ahmet Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace Museum. The hotel is home to a comprehensive health club – The Blue Harmony Spa & Fitness with an array of facilities including a Turkish bath assuring the ultimate in relaxation. 265 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, coffee lounge, 24-hour room service, shops, indoor pool, fitness centre, spa with Turkish bath, sauna and massage treatments.

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Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel ★★★★★ Located in the Sisli area, a vibrant part of the city, this hotel is a 10-minute walk to Osmanbey Metro Station, only one stop to Taksim and offers easy access to city attractions, shopping malls and historical places. The hotel offers fantastic views of the city and every room features floor-to-ceiling windows. Offering 85 suites, the hotel features 35 two-bedroom suites and 21 family rooms for families. 829 rooms and suites, one restaurant, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, beauty salon, indoor and outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, turkish bath, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and massage treatments.

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Istanbul Hotels • Turkey

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Vault Karaköy, The House Hotel ★★★★★

This sophisticated hotel is situated in the upand-coming neighbourhood of Karaköy on Bankalar Caddesi, conveniently located steps from the Karaköy tram station.

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Best Western Eresin Taxim Hotel

This charming hotel offers cosy and comfortable accommodation with modern facilities. It is situated in the heart of the city near Taksim Square in a pedestrian area.

The stylish Eresin Taxim enjoys a fantastic location in the heart of Istanbul. The hotel offers easy access to many attractions.

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70 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, indoor pool, fitness room, sauna, jacuzzi, steam bath and massage treatments.

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Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Golden Horn ★★★★

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Klas Hotel ★★★★ Ideally located in the Old Town, the hub of the city’s cultural life, it is within walking distance of the Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Place and the Vezneciler Metro Station is only 100 metres away.

210 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, shop, babysitting, interconnecting rooms and fitness room.

145 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, interconnecting rooms, terrace pool, fitness room, sauna and jacuzzi.

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Conveniently located on the Golden Horn and only minutes from the Old Town, Taksim Square and the business district, this hotel is the ideal base for exploring the city.

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Larespark Hotel ★★★★

164 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, interconnecting rooms, indoor pool, fitness room, sauna, jacuzzi, Turkish bath and massage treatments.

63 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, fitness room, sauna, jacuzzi and spa.

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Best Western Plus The President Hotel ★★★★ The hotel offers marvellous views of the city’s skyline as well as the Marmara Sea. It is within walking distance of many attractions. 201 rooms and suites, two restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour-room service, shops, interconnecting rooms, pool, fitness room, sauna, jacuzzi and steam bath.

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Discover more of Istanbul with a cruise on the Bosphorus and sail between two continents.

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Turkey • Areas of Turkey

Castle of Alanya, Antalya

Bodrum

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Temple Apollo, Antalya

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Antalya

Bursa lies in the foothills of the legendary Mount Olympos and close to the Sea of Marmara. Bursa has seen Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans come and go. This 2,500 year old city was established as the first major capital of the Ottoman Empire. The green city of Bursa, as the Turks like to refer to it, is rich in scenic beauty, historic and cultural artefacts and maintains a privileged position today as a thriving tourist destination.

Located in a region described by some as one of the most beautiful places on earth, the picturesque Black Sea Coast city of Trabzon is best known for its dramatic vistas of the Zigana Mountains, the stunning scenery of the Ayder Plateau and the beautiful shimmering lakes of Uzungol and Sera. Flights from Istanbul to Trabzon take under two hours and are served by several domestic carriers.

Antalya, stretching along the Mediterranean coast of south-western Turkey, is a lively holiday destination. Visitors appreciate its fabulous mix of great beaches, Turkish culture, fine restaurants, lively nightlife, national parks and excellent choice of resorts offering relaxing holidays. It is no wonder that Antalya was voted one of the most visited cities in world in recent times.

Don’t miss a visit to the Black Sea Coast’s most famous attraction – the Sumela Monastery or the Monastery of the Virgin Mary, nestled in a steep cliff at an altitude of about 1,200 metres facing the Altındere Valley.

Antalya is also known as the Turkish Riviera because of its natural and historic beauty. It is an hour and a half flight from Istanbul and is served by several domestic carriers.

The green city can be reached from Istanbul by a three-hour transfer by ferry and private car. The main attractions are the architecture of the fabulous mosques and the Ottoman houses, the bazaars, Turkish cuisine and thermal baths. Bursa is one of the richest cities in the world especially in terms of thermal springs and hammams and the neighbouring suburb of Çekirge is famed for its affordable, hot, mineral-rich springs and water baths. Another gem is Uludag Mountain, from where the Greek Gods are said to have watched the Trojan War. It is now a National Park surrounded by rich fauna and flora, ideal for trekking and camping in the summer and skiing in the winter. 214

Bodrum Bodrum offers its visitors a perfect balance of magnificent beaches, historical sites and superb nightlife. Bodrum provides a quiet, family friendly but thriving holiday beach resort experience during the day which then transforms into a vibrant nightlife scene with numerous cafés and restaurants providing entertainment for all. Flights from Istanbul to Bodrum take around one and a half hour and are served by several domestic carriers.

Combine your stay in the countryside with a city stay in Istanbul.

Downtown Antalya is compact, with most of its main attractions within easy walking distance of each other, including Kaleiçi, the old city centre, and the Antalya Museum. Nearby are Konyaalti Beach, Kursunlu and Duden Waterfalls, Gulluk Mountain National Park, Karain Cave, the ancient Perge and Aspendos. Situated only 30 kilometres from Antalya, Belek offers historic sites, splendid beaches, world-class golf courses and a wide range of luxury hotels – many offering all-inclusive arrangements which provide extraordinary value for money.


Bursa and Trabzon Hotels • Turkey

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Almira Hotel Bursa ★★★★★

Crowne Plaza Bursa ★★★★★

Divan Hotel Bursa ★★★★

This luxurious hotel offers magnificent views of Mount Uludag and is located within walking distance of the shopping centres.

This newly built hotel enjoys a prime location 10 minutes away from historical areas and attractions.

Situated in the heart of Bursa, this modern hotel is close to attractions such as the Grand Mosque and covered bazaar.

215 rooms and suites, four restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour room service, interconnecting rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, hammam, sauna, jacuzzi and steam bath.

216 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, beauty salon, interconnecting rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, hammam, sauna, jacuzzi, steam bath and massage treatments.

105 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, interconnecting rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, hammam, sauna, steam bath and massage treatments.

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Ramada Plaza Trabzon ★★★★★

Hilton Garden Inn Trabzon ★★★★

Park Dedeman Trabzon ★★★★

Enjoy the luxuries of a private beach at this hotel which is located just a short drive to the 13th-century Yeni Cuma Mosque and the ancient Trabzon Castle.

This modern hotel is situated in Trabzon City Centre and close to the Black Sea. The rooms and suites are decorated in modern and warm colours and some offer panoramic sea views.

350 rooms and suites, four restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, pools, fitness centre, Turkish Bath, sauna, jacuzzi and steam bath.

190 rooms and suites, five restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour room service, interconnecting rooms, outdoor pool and fitness centre.

Located close to Kasustu Beach on the Black Sea, with access to the city centre, this hotel has a warm atmosphere. It offers a range of facilities including a 24-hour business centre and mini market.

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149 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, babysitting, interconnecting rooms and fitness centre.

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Upgrade your flights on Emirates to First Class or Business Class and fly in style.

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Turkey • Antalya and Bodrum Resorts Rixos Downtown Antalya ★★★★★ The luxurious Rixos Downtown is located on the world-famous Konyaalti Beach with unsurpassed views of the Mediterranean Sea and Toros Mountains. The city’s main attractions are all within close reach. The hotel boasts manicured gardens and fantastic facilities. Guests can enjoy a short stroll to the beach or take the complimentary shuttle to Konyaalti Beach Park. 360 rooms and suites, four restaurants, seven lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, beauty salon, kids’ club, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, children’s pool, fitness centre, spa with Turkish hammam, sauna, jacuzzi, steam bath, massage treatments and tennis courts.

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Kempinski Hotel The Dome, Belek ★★★★★ This elegant resort is located directly on the Mediterranean coast. Traditional Turkish hospitality blends harmoniously with magnificent pre-Ottoman, Seljuk-style architecture. The resort offers two, three and four-bedroom villas that are designed with a luxurious lifestyle in mind and feature semi-private pools. 157 rooms and suites, 18 villas, four restaurants, five lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, beauty salon, complimentary kids’ club, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, spa, sauna, hammam, steam bath, golf courses, tennis courts, jogging track and watersports.

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Bodrum Palace ★★★★★ Set along the spectacular Bodrum coast with the Aegean Sea as its outlook, Bodrum Palace is nestled in the natural beauty of Zeytinlikahve Cove and 20 minutes from Bodrum International Airport. This palace hotel offers suites and villas, each offering commanding views over the Aegean Sea providing a unique balance between luxury, comfort and seclusion. Perched on the cliffs you will find the palatial spa and wellness centre. 135 suites and villas, three restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, beauty salon, kids’ club, babysitting, outdoor pools, spa, sauna, hammam, steam bath, massage treatments and watersports.

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LUX* Bodrum Resort & Residences ★★★★★ Set in an area of pine-clad hills LUX* Bodrum has already won a silver in A’Design Awards’ category for Architecture, Building and Structure Design. Bodrum Airport is located 15 kilometres away. The luxury facilities include a unique wellness services, indoor and outdoor pools and a dock for yachts. Play tennis or golf, go hiking, practice yoga, or soak up those rays from a sunlounger. 85 rooms and residences, two restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, beauty salon, kids’ club, babysitting, swimming pool, fitness centre, spa, tennis courts and watersports.

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Welcome to Germany

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Munich in Summer Neuschwanstein Castle

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Experiences

Germany

Germany may be the economic and political powerhouse at the heart of Europe, but it has a softer side too, one of vast forests, towering mountains, peaceful rivers and elaborate fairytale palaces. In contrast to that, its many sophisticated cities range from arty Berlin to musical Hamburg and of course Munich, at the foot of the Alps.

From North Sea beaches to romantic Bavarian scenery in the south, and from buzzing modern cities to two millennia of history, you’ll find Germany has a lot to offer. • Schloss Neuschwanstein, created for King Ludwig II of Bavaria, is one of Europe’s most famous incredible fairytale palaces.

At a glance

When to visit

• Check into one of Germany’s 350 approved health resorts and spas.

Emirates gateways: Dusseldorf International Airport Frankfurt International Airport Hamburg International Airport Munich International Airport

Germany is a temperate country where you can expect pleasant warm summers and cold winters, but not to the extremes; winter sees an average temperature of 3℃ and summer, 22℃, with the southwest of the country being the hottest whilst you can expect rainfall at any time of year. May-September would be the most popular times to visit, but winter also brings with it the prospect of cozy Festive markets and skiing.

• Witness the miracle of Berlin, once divided by the Wall, now one of the most exciting cities in the world.

Distance from airport to city centre: Dusseldorf: 7 kilometres Frankfurt: 12 kilometres Hamburg: 8.5 kilometres Munich: 29 kilometres Time zone: Summer: GMT +2 hours Winter: GMT +1 hour

• The charm of Germany’s many Christmas markets is enough to make even Scrooge feel festive. • Take a cruise down the Rhine, drifting past medieval villages, historic castles and glorious vistas.

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Currency: Euros (EUR). Credit cards are widely accepted.

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Languages: German. English is widely spoken.

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Munich is packed with wonderful architecture and places to visit, such as modern art museums and the English Garden – bigger than New York’s Central Park. The city is also the gateway to beautiful Bavaria.

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Germany • Tailor-made Touring

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The European Dream

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Tour through Germany’s Bavaria region with visits to charming and sophisticated Munich, the historical town of Nuremberg and then Frankfurt, home to many museums, theatres and world-class opera. Day 1: Munich Arrive in Munich, transfer to your hotel and check in. Day 2-3: Munich Explore the elegant city of Munich with its various attractions, landmarks and shopping treats. Enjoy a tour of the BMW museum, which showcases the technical development of cars and motorcycles, and a visit to the famous shopping streets of Maximilianstrasse and Marienplatz which house many stylish boutiques. Stroll through the English Garden, one of the largest urban parks in the world and a yearround attraction. Day 4-5: Munich – Nuremberg Depart for Nuremberg where we recommend a visit to Nuremberg Castle and a taste of world-famous gingerbread at Hauptmarkt. Take time to experience the amazing world of the PLAYMOBIL Fun Park in Zirndorf near Nuremberg. Day 6-8: Nuremberg – Frankfurt Travel to Frankfurt. Book our Panoramic River Cruise to enjoy spectacular views of Frankfurt’s impressive skyline. Shop ‘til you drop in Zeil, a pedestrian street lined with department stores and boutiques or perhaps enjoy the nightlife around Zeil or Bleichstrasseand and the Alt Sachsenhausen district. Day 9: Frankfurt Transfer to the airport for your return flight.

Experience culture, history, tradition and stunningly beautiful countryside.

Day 2: Munich, Germany Today make the most of your hop-on/hop-off ticket for the Grand Circle City Tour. Visit beautiful sights such as King’s Square and Nymphenburg Palace. Day 3: Munich – Salzburg, Austria A day is all it takes to fall in love with Salzburg. Wander around this picturesque town and visit the birthplace of Mozart or enjoy your day at McArthurGlen Outlet Salzburg and shop at designer stores including Valentino, Guess, Stefanel and many more. Day 4: Salzburg Salzburg is an ideal starting point to enjoy day trips from reliving the making of the ‘Sound of Music’ to visiting the Salt Mines. Take time to explore the city at your own pace. Day 5: Salzburg – Innsbruck, Austria Arrive at Innsbruck and take time to stroll around this small city or we recommend a visit to Swarovski Crystal World. Day 6: Innsbruck Today take a ride on the mountain cable car and experience stunning mountain views.

Day 9-10: St. Moritz – Zurich, Switzerland Head for Zurich and enjoy the nostalgic ‘Classic Trolley’ which takes you through Bahnhofstrasse, historic Limmatquai, Grossmünster Church, St. Peter’s Church with Europe’s largest clock face and Fraumünster Church with its famous Chagall windows.

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Day 1: Munich, Germany Arrive in Munich, transfer to your hotel and spend the day at your leisure.

Day 11: Zurich, Switzerland Transfer to Zurich Airport for your return flight.

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Day 7-8: Innsbruck – St. Moritz, Switzerland Make your way to the fashionable lakeside of St. Moritz, where you can enjoy year-round sunshine and spend time outdoors with activities such as cycling, hiking, golf and much more.

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11 days/10 nights – Rail tour

Landscapes of Germany The European Dream

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Tailor-made Touring • Germany

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9 days/8 nights – Rail tour

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This train tour takes you from the harbour city of Hamburg, through historic Berlin and the cultural city of Dresden to the vibrant and Bohemian capital, Prague. Day 1: Hamburg, Germany Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Day 2: Hamburg, Germany Explore Hamburg by bus and train with your 24-hour Hamburg Card and enjoy savings on admission tickets to museums and attractions. Day 3-4: Hamburg – Berlin, Germany Travel by train to Berlin. With the two-day City Circle Tour in Berlin, you are free to decide when and where to hop on and off the coach, because the bright yellow open-top coaches serve 18 different points in the vicinity of Berlin’s main attractions. A visit to the Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie as well as a stroll or even an early morning run in the Tiergarten park are not to be missed. Day 5-6: Berlin – Dresden, Germany Travel to the beautiful city of Dresden and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. The following day, discover the most beautiful baroque streets from the Old Town to the New Town of Dresden with a sightseeing tour. Day 7-8: Dresden – Prague, Czech Republic Depart for the fairy-tale city of Prague. In the afternoon you have some time at leisure to explore the city. The following day see Prague from an entirely new angle and take a two-hour sightseeing boat trip along the River Vltava. Day 9: Prague, Czech Republic Transfer to the airport for your return flight.

10 days/9 nights – Rail tour

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From Bavaria in the south of Germany, your journey takes you through a range of landscapes to Paris, France’s enchanting capital, and then through the Channel Tunnel to London for some of Europe’s finest shopping. Day 1: Munich, Germany Arrive in Munich. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2-3: Munich, Germany Explore this city at your own pace and hop on and off at attractions of your choice. An absolute must is the impressive Nymphenburg Palace. Day 4: Munich – Paris, France Embark on your train journey across the border to Paris. Enjoy this day at your leisure. Day 5-6: Paris, France The glamorous city of Paris welcomes you with the chic boulevard of the Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe and the must-see iconic landmark, the Eiffel Tower. Following day why not explore the city’s streets, visit the Louvre or just enjoy some shopping. Day 7: Paris – London, United Kingdom Leave Paris and depart for London. Enjoy this day at your leisure. Day 8-9: London, United Kingdom From iconic landmarks including The Shard and Buckingham Palace to exclusive shopping experiences, few cities offer such vast cultural diversity and an enormous range of entertainment and activities. Make the most of your city tour. Day 10: London, United Kingdom Transfer to the airport for your return flight.

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Add the rental car of your choice to your road trip in Germany.

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Germany • Countryside Retreats

Brenner’s Park Hotel & Spa

Mercure Hotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Summer in Berchtesgaden

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Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden

Baden-Baden

Berchtesgaden

Garmisch-Partenkirchen

In the Black Forest on the banks of the Rhine, the healing waters of Baden-Baden have been appreciated since Roman times and were rediscovered by Europe’s nobility in the 19th century. It is just under a two-hour drive from Frankfurt or a two and a half-hour drive from Zurich.

A German town in the Bavarian Alps near the Austrian border, Berchtesgaden can be reached from Salzburg in 30 minutes and is a two-hour drive from Munich. Germany’s only Alpine national park at 1,000 metres above sea level guarantees unspoiled nature and glorious landscapes.

Located in the south, this town lies near the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak that can be accessed by cogwheel train and cable car and is a renowned holiday destination perfect for skiing, walking and hiking. Garmisch is less than an hour by car from Munich or Innsbruck and this scenic journey is a great way to begin your holiday.

Brenner’s Park Hotel & Spa ★★★★★

A magnificent retreat set amongst beautiful woodlands and a park, this resort has an extensive spa in conjunction with a gastronomic concept, including a twostar Michelin restaurant, provides guests with endless possibilities for enhanced rejuvenation. 100 rooms and suites, three restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, kids’ club, pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna and steam bath.

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Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden ★★★★★

This unique and modern hotel situated just outside of Berchtesgaden, is ideal for a family holiday. Thanks to the panoramic glass windows and the horseshoe shape, guests can enjoy unique views of all areas of the hotel. All the rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, while the suites provide a private fireplace. 138 rooms and suites, three restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, nine-hole golf course, kids’ club, indoor and outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, jacuzzi, steam bath and sauna.

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Combine your countryside retreat with a city stay in Munich, Frankfurt or Europa-Park.

Mercure Hotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen ★★★★ Treat yourself to some down time in the Alps at this hotel located in the Garmisch region, close to the town centre and a stone’s throw from the historic Ludwigstrasse. With indoor and outdoor playgrounds for children, children’s menus and family rooms, the hotel is ideal for families. 117 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, golf practice range, indoor pool, fitness centre and spa.

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Welcome to Munich • Germany

emiratesholidays.com Munich has a well-deserved reputation as an elegant and sophisticated city. Home to the 1972 summer Olympic Games, this modern and cosmopolitan city combines the high culture of opera, art and museums with the simpler pleasures of oompah bands and the Oktoberfest, a celebratory cornucopia of food, drink and friendliness. Situated just north of the Alps, Bavaria’s charming capital lies conveniently at the crossroads of Europe bordering Switzerland, Austria and Italy. Munich is a great starting point for touring within Germany or even Austria and Switzerland.

Munich sightseeing Take time to absorb the atmosphere and culture of Munich. From Royal castles such as Linderhof, the Rathaus-Glockenspiel, classic museums including the Deutsches Museum, the world’s largest museum of science and technology to just enjoying a cup of coffee in one of its many attractive cafés or shopping at some of the most beautiful squares in Munich, the choice is endless. Hop-on/hop-off tour Grand Circle: Get the ultimate Munich experience with the hop-on/hop-off Grand Circle Tour. Besides Munich’s most popular inner city highlights such as the Marienplatz, your two and a half hour tour will take you to the Palace of Nymphenburg, the Olympic Park as well as the Siegestor near the English Garden. With just one ticket, valid for one or two days, you can get on and off at any of 10 different sightseeing stops. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the manufacturing rooms at the BMW Museum. Enthusiasts can gain an insight into the company’s evolution, with a series of interactive exhibitions detailing the history of the brand. On a Royal castles Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Tour, take a trip into the fairy-tale scenery of castles and surrounding villages. Visit Linderhof Castle, surrounded by immaculately manicured gardens, followed by a stop at the charming village Oberammergau and then find out why it is said that Neuschwanstein inspired Disney’s storybook castles. Get ready to feel like you’re living a real-life fairy tale. Eagle’s Nest from Munich will take you on a scenic drive along the German Alpine Road through impressive valleys to Berchtesgaden. A special bus and an elevator tunnelled through rock then brings you to the Eagle‘s Nest (usually open by the middle of May), built by the Nazi party for Hitler‘s 50th birthday. In the event of bad weather conditions such as snow, ice or fog, the tour will take you to the famous Berchtesgaden salt mine instead. At Sealife Munich marvel at 4,500 animals in over 33 fascinating displays. Discover over 300 different kinds of starfish at the Sea Stars exhibit and get up close to timid sharks at the Black Tip Reef Shark exhibit.

Neuschwanstein Castle

Munich experiences • Munich’s Oktoberfest is the largest folk fair in the world. At the foot of the Bavaria statue, a huge field – the Theresienwiese, is transformed into a fairground with stalls, rides and a variety of vendors selling gingerbread hearts and fresh pretzels. The festival will take place from 16 September to 3 October in 2017. • Party into the early hours at Munich’s Kunstpark nightlife complex. A former industrial area, the Kunstpark is now alive with cafés and eateries. • Every holiday season, Marienplatz is home to Munich’s famous Festive Market, a great place to buy Bavarian wood carvings, traditional toys and glass crystals.

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• A wonderful way to enhance your holiday is to extend your stay from Munich and visit the exciting attractions of LEGOLAND® Deutschland Resort theme park, located an hour away by car.

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Fly to Munich on the Emirates A380. Experience Private Suites and Shower Spas in First Class, Onboard Lounge for First Class and Business Class, flat-bed seats in Business Class and a spacious Economy Class.

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Germany • Munich Hotels

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Sofitel Munich Bayerpost ★★★★★

Hotel Bayerischer Hof Munich

396 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, indoor pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna and steam bath.

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Located at the start of a pedestrian arcade with exclusive shops, the hotel is within walking distance to Frauenkirche, Viktualienmarkt Square, the Hofgarten park and many more attractions. 340 rooms and suites, five restaurants, six lounges, 24-hour room service, pool and spa.

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Next to the English Garden, one of the largest city parks in the world, the hotel is only three kilometres from the city centre with a bus stop and a tram station at the hotel.

Just steps away from Nordfriedhof underground station, the hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the city. The English Garden, BMW Welt and museum can be reached within a seven-minute drive.

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381 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, indoor pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna and steam bath.

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Munich Marriott Hotel ★★★★

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Conveniently located in the heart of Munich, opposite the main railway station, the hotel is in close proximity to the renowned Karlsplatz and tempting shopping opportunities are at the doorstep.

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Hilton Munich Park ★★★★★

484 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, indoor pool, fitness centre, sauna, jacuzzi, and steam bath.

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This luxurious hotel with its trendy and modern interior enjoys a superb location in the heart of the city, only a few metres away from the main train station.

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Holiday Inn Munich City Centre ★★★★

Situated in the heart of the city in the Rosenheimer Platz area, the hotel offers direct access to underground public transport located within the same building complex and is the ideal base for anyone visiting Munich. 582 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, indoor pool and sauna.

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Combine your stay in Munich with a stay in the Austrian mountains and lake resorts of Salzburg, Zell am See and Innsbruck.


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Anna Hotel, Munich ★★★★

Citadines Arnulfpark Munich ★★★★

Perched on the bank of the River Isar, the hotel is adjacent to the Rosenheimer Platz S-Bahn station with direct access to underground public transport and a direct connection to the airport via its lobby,

Staying at the Anna hotel the guests have the possibility to reach the famous Marienplatz through a pedestrian zone which starts right in front of the building. The city centre, shops, malls and the best cafés and restaurants in Munich can be reached by foot easily.

Situated only a few minutes away from the Theresienwiese underground station and Marsstrasse tram station, the hotel lies in the new quarter of Arnulfpark.

480 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service and fitness room.

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Hotel Pullman Munich ★★★★ Just a few minutes from the Nordfriedhof U-Bahn station, this hotel is located near the English Garden in the popular Bohemian district of Munich Schwabing. The hotel features spacious rooms with balcony or loggia and views of the garden. 337 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, fitness centre, spa and sauna.

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156 studios and one-bedroom apartments, babysitting, kitchen, microwave, dishwasher and weekly housekeeping.

75 rooms and suites, restaurant and lounge.

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Harry’s Home Hotel München ★★★★ LEGOLAND® Deutschland Resort ★★★

A minute’s walk from München-Moosach train station, the hotel is easily accessed from the city centre and is 15 minutes by train. Adjacent to the hotel there is a shopping centre with numerous shops and restaurants. Cleaning services are available at an additional charge. 125 studio apartments with kitchenette.

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LEGOLAND® Deutschland Resort is located in Günzburg, just an hour and a half-drive from Munich. At LEGOLAND®, experience fun for the whole family, from themed rooms and castle rooms to a high rope course and a mini golf course. 280 rooms, three restaurants and lounge.

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Extend your holiday in Munich with a stay in Berchtesgaden or the Garmish Region.

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Germany • Welcome to Düsseldorf and Hamburg

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Düsseldorf is an attractive, multicultural city situated on the banks of the Rhine. At its heart lies the historic Old Town, a maze of narrow streets lined with tall town houses, intimate cafés, busy taverns and smart shops. With its chic, exclusive shops and couture shows held throughout the year, the shopping is excellent and the city is rightly known as the fashion capital of Germany.

Hamburg, situated on the River Elbe with its spectacular riverside scenery and over 2,000 bridges, is a city of magnificent promenades, parks and charming shopping malls. The harbour is famed for entertainment and sightseeing cruises. Alster Lake in the heart of Hamburg town offers sailing and boating.

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Düsseldorf’s Königsallee is located at the heart of this elegant shopping city and is regarded as a major fashion and shopping location. Stroll along the Rhine embankment promenade which links the traditional Alstadt old town to the modern Medienhafen and is lined with cafés and lounges.

Enjoy this city both over land and water. Visit the Hamburg Harbor City and the infamous Reeperbahn district. Visit Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg’s biggest concert hall, a newly added tourist attraction which will have a visitor’s platform from where guests can enjoy a 360˚ view of Hamburg.

Get a stunning view of the numerous attractions along the banks of the river Rhine on a Panoramic River Cruise between Altstadt and MedienHafen.

Experience Hamburg’s waterways by boat and the roads of the metropolis by bus on a Wheels and Water Combo. This includes a day ticket for the sightseeing tour and a one hour boat trip on the Elbe. If you want to feel Hamburg’s heartbeat, come to the waterfront. Enjoy a Discovery Tour of the city highlights, a one-hour harbour cruise and a boat trip on the Alster lakes.

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Hamburg experiences

• Cologne is an easy day trip from Düsseldorf, where you can visit the Cathedral, the Old Town and the Imhoff-Stollwerck Chocolate Museum.

• Explore Miniatur Wunderland, the biggest model railway of Europe, and Hagenbeck Zoo with your family.

• The DüsseldorfCard gives free or discounted admission to most visitor attractions as well as unlimited travel within the city. • Located at Bottrop-Kirchhellen, only a 30-minute drive from Düsseldorf, is Movie Park Germany. The park has real movie studios on-site as well as a wealth of rides and attractions that will appeal to all members of the family.

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• For exciting nightlife visit Reeperbahn with musicals, restaurants and cafés. • Don’t miss Speicherstadt, the largest warehouse complex on one single site in the world. • Walk on the floating dock ‘Landungsbrücken’ or Hamburg’s water station which is 700 metres long. See water on one side and colourful souvenir shops and restaurants on the other.

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Breidenbacher Hof ★★★★★

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Enjoy a privileged city-centre location on the famous Königsallee, a prestigious shopping boulevard, near the Old Town. The hotel is an architectural gem, capturing timeless elegance since its reopening in 2008. All rooms are spacious and styled with elegant, yet understated furnishings. At the Brasserie “1806”, the chefs serve a seasonally-changing menu of fine regional cuisine. The hotel features The Living Room, offering services of a personal assistant. 106 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, fitness centre and spa. Upgrade your stay to an Executive Suite to enjoy beautiful views of the Old Town.

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Hilton Düsseldorf ★★★★★

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Conveniently located just a five-minute walk from TheodorHeuss-Brücke U-Bahn station and a block from the River Rhine, the hotel is close to the Old Town. Guests can enjoy dining at restaurant Max with floor to ceiling windows and a summer terrace surrounded by greens. Club level rooms provide access to the executive lounge for complimentary breakfast and snacks. 375 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, fitness room, sauna and steam room. Upgrade your stay to an Executive Suite with more space and panoramic views of the city.

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Steigenberger Parkhotel Düsseldorf ★★★★★

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The hotel is located directly on the shopping and entertainment strip of the Königsallee, one of Germany’s most prestigious shopping boulevards with elegant boutiques and restaurants at the doorstep. Famous sights such as the German Opera House or the Old Town and the city’s public Hofgarten Park are within walking distance of the hotel, and the promenade on the banks of the Rhine is within a 10-minute from the hotel. 130 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, fitness centre, steam bath and sauna. Upgrade your stay to a Grand Deluxe Room offering more space.

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This cosy, boutique hotel is located just 10 minutes from Dusseldorf Hauptbahnhof railway station and the famous Königsallee shopping street. The STAGE 47 Design Hotel has 27 luxuriously equipped and designed suites that are decorated with black and white portrait photography and named after famous artists. 27 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service and café.

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Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Hamburg ★★★★★ Prominently located on the scenic inner Alster Lake shore, this majestic hotel lies in the heart of the retail and commercial district. Its cosy German oak and marble interiors coupled with a collection of exquisite 16th and 17th century tapestries and Renaissance period chests create an atmosphere of a palatial residence. The hotel offers spectacular lake views from its many beautifully decorated rooms. 156 rooms and suites, four restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, fitness room, spa, sauna and massage treatments.

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Hotel Atlantic Kempinski ★★★★★ Ideally nestled on the shores of Lake Alster and close to the Central Station, major shopping areas, famous museums, HafenCity and theatres, this luxury hotel with grand history unites contemporary luxury with traditional elegance. Rooms offer all of the modern amenities for a memorable stay. Filled with natural daylight, the Energy Clinic Spa overlooks the Alster Lake. 221 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, indoor pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna and massage treatments. Upgrade your stay to a Deluxe Room with Lakeview to enjoy more space and a unique view of Aussenalster.

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Park Hyatt Hamburg ★★★★★ Located on Hamburg’s famous Mönckebergstrasse, this hotel combines Maritime flair with state-of-the-art conveniences and elegant design. Just steps away from popular attractions including the historic warehouse district and Hafen City, the hotel is also in close proximity to the main train station. All rooms are spaciously designed and offer the latest in communication technologies. 283 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, shopping arcade, indoor pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna, jacuzzi, steam bath and massage treatments. Upgrade your stay to a Park Club Room and enjoy access to a private-access floor, concierge service and private lounge.

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Citadines Michel Hamburg ★★★★ Situated at the heart of the city, the serviced Apart Hotel is within five minutes’ walking distance of Rödingsmarkt and Stadthausbrücke underground and is within a 10-minute walk from Miniature Wunderland, an attraction featuring models of famous world landmarks. The hotel offers a range of room types from classic rooms for individuals or couples; to two-bedroom apartments – ideal for long stays and large families. 127 rooms and apartments, fully equipped kitchen, 24-hour security and fitness centre.

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Combine your stay in Hamburg with a holiday in Amsterdam.

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Welcome to Berlin • Germany

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Brandenburg Gate

Divided for nearly half a century, Berlin – geographically located at Europe’s centre, is Germany’s capital. This beautiful, thriving metropolis has a rich history and offers a vast range of world-class attractions along with a lively entertainment scene.

Berlin experiences Berlin offers a vast array of opera, theatre, ballet, concerts and nightlife. Potsdamer Platz is the new commercial and entertainment area; Berlin Mitte is a trendy area with a wide range of up-market nightlife. Cruises on the River Spree are also popular. Potsdam, the capital of the surrounding federal state of Brandenburg is not far away from the southwest of Berlin and is perfect for a day trip. Especially the park of Sanssouci declared a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its great palaces is worth a visit.

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Discover the most distinctive landmarks of Berlin on the City Circle Tour. You have a choice of two tour lines or a combination of both. Visit key landmarks including Potsdamer Platz, Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin Wall Memorial and the trendy district around Simon-Dach-Straße.

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Steigenberger Hotel Berlin ★★★★★

Adjacent to the Brandenburg Gate and a stone’s throw from the Reichstag, this hotel is situated in Pariser Platz Square and on Unter den Linden Boulevard.

Located in the centre of the City West, this hotel is a five-minute walk from U-Bahn stations and the Kurfürstendamm shopping street. The Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag and Checkpoint Charlie can be reached within 20 to 25 minutes using public transport.

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Adlon Kempinski Berlin

385 rooms and suites, four restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shopping arcade, indoor pool, fitness room, spa, sauna, steam bath and solarium.

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Don’t miss the chance to take part in a guided Potsdam Tour including a visit of Palais Sanssouci by coach to the former residence of the Prussian rulers. Admire sights such as the Dutch Quarter, the Russian Colony Alexandrowka and the Potsdam City Palace. The highlight of the tour is the visit to Sanssouci Palace.

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Das Stue, Berlin ★★★★★ Set in a stately, 1930s neoclassical building, this upscale boutique hotel is centrally located between east and west Berlin in the embassy district and is about 13 minutes’ walk from Zoo Berlin. Local tourist attractions such as Victory Column, Bauhaus Archive and Brandenburg Gate can be reached within 20 minutes. The hotel has exclusive entry to the Berlin Zoo for hotel guests. 78 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hours of room service, pool, gym, sauna and spa.

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Germany • Europa-Park

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Europa-Park. Germany’s largest theme park located in the beautiful Black Forest, features 14 themed areas, each based on a different European country. With over 100 attractions and international shows, from thrilling rollercoasters to children’s play areas, this family attraction has something for everyone and can be visited over four seasons. Spring calls for something new while Summer promises refreshing water attractions. Autumn sees over 180,000 pumpkins, giving the park a mystical atmosphere. Winter, transforms the park into a fascinating winter wonderland with thousands of decorated trees, fairy lights and sparkling baubles. 228

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Whether it’s Scandinavia, Spain, or Switzerland – visitors to Europa-Park are able to discover 14 European countries in a single day. The various themed areas will entice you with their detailed architecture, authentic vegetation, and customary cuisine. Brave visitors who like it fast and furious should try out the wooden rollercoaster, WODAN – Timburcoaster in Iceland, or be shot through the air at 100km/h on the catapult rollercoaster, blue fire Megacoaster powered by GAZPROM. Reach for the skies in France, too – the Eurosat rollercoaster takes visitors on a trip through the dark expanses of space.

• Plan your show visit in advance and enter 10-15 minutes before the show starts as doors close when the show begins.

The family attraction ARTHUR – In the Minimoys Kingdom makes the dream of being up close with tremendous natural scenery a reality. During a 550-metre long flight over the subterranean universe, visitors will experience seven fantastic Kingdoms using all their senses.

Book your Europa-Park hotel along with tickets for a great experience.

• All purchases made before 3pm will be taken to the Main Entrance or to your resort hotel free of charge. • Connect to Europa-Park Wi-Fi hotspots to check the Park Map and attraction waiting times. • Enjoy day trips to the magical Black Forest, where you can go hiking or mountain biking.

Getting there Europa-Park is the unique short break destination lying at the border triangle of Germany, France and Switzerland. • A three-hour drive from Frankfurt. • Zurich is just under a two-hour drive. • Freiburg, Strasbourg and Baden Baden can be reached just under an hours’ drive.


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Europa-Park Hotel Resort

Themed accommodation Stay in one of the five on-site four star hotels with wellness spas for a perfect base to explore the area. All the hotels offer a selection of family rooms ideal for everyone. Book your Europa-Park hotel along with tickets for a great experience. All hotel guests enjoy priority privileges with a separate entrance to the park, and during the summer season some attractions are open 30 minutes prior to the official park opening, exclusively for guests. With 11 restaurants and six hotel lounges, the Europa-Park hotels offer something for every taste. Enjoy a delicious gelato at the relaxed Italian café ‘Commedia dell’Arte’, dine at the two-star Michelin restaurant ‘Ammolite’, or marvel at the view from the ‘Buena Vista Club’ on the 9th floor of the ‘Castillo Alcazar’ while sipping on a refreshing drink. In the morning, young hotel guests can look forward to a visit from Ed Euromaus and his friends during breakfast.

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Colosseo Enter hotel Colosseo and step into ancient Rome. Everything adds to the Italian atmosphere, from the 350 air conditioned rooms and suites, to the Colosseum arch, to the vibrant Piazza Roma forming the centre point of the hotel. Enjoy the children’s play area, wellness spa, four restaurants, and two lounges.

El Andaluz Bask in the Mediterranean elegance of a Spanish finca, lounge by the pool in the tropical garden, and soak up the authentic atmosphere of hotel El Andaluz. Flamenco music accompanies you to one of their 192 air conditioned rooms and suites. Relax in the sauna area with steam bath and heated loungers.

Santa Isabel Hotel Santa Isabel is built in the style of a Portuguese monastery. The 66 air conditioned rooms and suites offer the comfort and convenience of a modern superior hotel with a beautiful monastery garden. Guests can enjoy an indoor/outdoor heated swimming pool and relax in the wellness area.

Castillo Alcazar Live like a prince from the Middle Ages in hotel Castillo Alcazar. Set over nine floors, the 120 lavishly decorated air conditioned rooms and suites are complemented by the buffet restaurants, a lounge with panoramic views of the area, and children’s water playground. Guests can also enjoy the sauna area ‘Marrakesh’.

Bell Rock Follow in the footsteps of the Pilgrim Fathers, discovering the historical and cultural roots of New England at hotel Bell Rock. Alongside 225 air conditioned rooms and suites, three restaurants, and two lounges, the hotel has its own lighthouse. There’s even a lake, where you can watch spectacular aquatic shows.

Combine your stay in Europa-Park with a city stay in Frankfurt, Munich or Zurich.

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Germany • Welcome to Frankfurt

Romerberg Square, Frankfurt

Standing on the banks of the River Main, Frankfurt is a modern city and Europe’s prime financial centre. Frankfurt has grown a particular fondness for museums that vary greatly in terms of size, style and area of interest. Known for its spectacular skyline nicknamed ‘Mainhattan’, you can still catch glimpses of its medieval roots in cobbled alleys and quaint squares. 1

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Zoo Frankfurt

Frankfurt is home to many museums, theatres including first-class ‘English Theatre’ and a world-class opera. Explore Frankfurt at your own pace.

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On a Panoramic River Cruise, enjoy perfect views over one of the most impressive skylines of Germany on board the modern MS Palladium. Tour along Frankfurt’s River Main and discover the bustling metropolis and learn the history behind all of Frankfurt’s major attractions.

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Hilton Frankfurt City Centre ★★★★★

Ideally located in the heart of the city overlooking a park, the hotel is within walking distance of the famous shopping mile ‘Goethestrasse’. The Old Opera House and the trendy Zeil shopping street are easily reachable on foot. 342 rooms and suites, restaurant, two lounges, 24-hour room service, pool, fitness centre and spa.

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To ensure convenience of travel, we recommend purchasing the Frankfurt Card. This voucher card offers you free and unlimited travel on Frankfurt’s public transport system within the city zones, as well as savings on admission tickets to numerous museums and cultural establishments and at selected stores and restaurants.

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The Westin Grand Frankfurt ★★★★ This luxurious hotel enjoys a prime city location, within easy reach of the famous pedestrian shopping district Zeil, the exclusive Goethestrasse and the famous ‘Museumsufer’. 371 rooms and suites, three restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, indoor pool, fitness centre, spa, steam bath and sauna.

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Le Méridien Parkhotel Frankfurt ★★★★ Situated in the centre of Frankfurt, close to the central station, just steps away from the Museum Banks, this hotel is also within walking distance of the Old Town. The hotel features elegant rooms located in either the modern wing or the historical wing. The hotel room key allows admission to the famous Schirn Museum. 300 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, fitness centre and spa.

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Fly to Frankfurt on the Emirates A380. Experience Private Suites and Shower Spas in First Class, Onboard Lounge for First Class and Business Class, flat-bed seats in Business Class and a spacious Economy Class.


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Matterhorn Gornergrat Railway Zurich

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Switzerland

Known the world over for its ability to produce coveted watches and divine chocolate, Switzerland also produces endless types of cheese. Furthermore, it is abundant in glass-like lakes, towering mountains and sophisticated cities and uniquely in Europe, it has four official languages – German, Italian, French and Romansh – which also helps add to its varied appeal.

From world-respected festivals to middle-ofnowhere hiking trails, Switzerland packs a lot into its relatively small borders. • Take in the beauty of Lake Geneva, Western Europe’s biggest lake, home to great towns such as Lausanne and Montreux – known for its international jazz festival – as well as orchards stretching up the slopes from the shore.

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Switzerland enjoys a moderate four-season climate with no excesses either in heat or cold. The most pleasant time to visit is early on in the summer, with temperatures around 25℃, but these can hike up to 30℃. From January to February, temperatures can sink to around -2℃ but this varies according to altitude. Spring is also a lovely time to visit as the meadows turn green.

Time zone: Summer: GMT +2 hours Winter: GMT +1 hour Currency: Swiss Franc (CHF). Credit cards widely accepted and ATMs regularly available. Languages: There are four official languages – German in central and eastern areas, French in the west and Italian in the south and Romansh mainly in the southeast (especially the canton of Graubunden). English is also widely spoken.

• Swiss ski resorts are coveted the world over, including Zermatt, which sits in the shadow of the Matterhorn mountain, and the glamorous and gourmet options of Gstaad and St. Moritz. • The charming Jungfrau region has more than 500 kilometres of marked trails for hiking, passing crystal-blue lakes along the way with the backdrop of mountains such as the Eiger, Jungfrau and Monch.

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James Bond fans should visit Piz Gloria, the famous backdrop in the film ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’. It is also home to the longest cableway in the Alps offering panoramic views over Switzerland.

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Explore Switzerland’s top spots and enjoy the comfort of being personally guided and chauffeured in a minibus all along your journey. Day 1: Zurich Airport pick-up and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon enjoy a two-hour city tour through Zurich with a guide. Day 2: Rhine Falls Today take a tour to Stein am Rhein and the Rhine Falls. In the afternoon, take the time to explore Zurich. Day 3: Zurich – Lucerne – Interlaken Transfer to Lucerne, followed by a sightseeing tour of the city. Take advantage of the Swiss Coupon Pass vouchers for lunch or shopping. Later in the afternoon travel to Interlaken nestled in the Bernese Oberland on an alluvial plain, between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. Day 4: Interlaken In Interlaken explore Jungfraujoch, which has the highest train station in Europe. Appreciate impressive views of snow-capped peaks and the Aletsch glacier or take time to go on a boat ride on Lake Brienz. Day 5: Interlaken – Gruyère – Montreux Today you explore Interlaken and after lunch leave for the picturesque village of Gruyère, home of the famous Swiss Gruyère cheese. Walk through the village and visit the Gruyère castle. Late afternoon travel to Montreux. Day 6: Montreux Montreux’s local mountain offers spectacular views over Lake Geneva and the Alps or take an optional tour to Chamonix. Day 7: Montreux – Geneva After breakfast, visit the Chillon Castle in Montreux, before driving along the majestic Swiss Riviera. In the afternoon, continue to Geneva. Day 8: Geneva Transfer to the airport for your flight home. Zürich LAKE ZÜRICH

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Experience the very best of Switzerland’s natural beauty and charming cities on board some of the most iconic Swiss rail journeys taking in some spectacular countryside and staying in beautiful Swiss towns on the way.

Day 1: Zurich Arrival in Zurich and train to your city hotel. Depending on your time of arrival you may have the opportunity to discover the world famous Bahnhofstrasse shopping mile or stroll along the banks of Lake Zürich. Day 2: Zurich – Interlaken This train ride will take you past romantic waterfalls and over the magnificent Brünig mountain pass to Lucerne and finally to Interlaken nestled in the Bernese Oberland on an alluvial plain, between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. Day 3: Interlaken – Montreux In Interlaken explore Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe. Early evening your journey on the Golden Pass line passes through the wild romantic Pays d’Enhaut with the scenic villages of Château d’Oex and Montbovon. A tunnel takes you from the mountains on one side down to the Mediterranean ambiance of Montreux at Lake Geneva. Day 4: Montreux – Zermatt After breakfast travel from Montreux to Zermatt. Take time to explore this car-free town that lies at the foot of the Matterhorn. Enjoy the views of the mountain from a terrace in Zermatt or get up and close via the Gornergrat railway or the gondola. Day 5: Zermatt – St. Moritz In the morning travel along the deep Rhone valley, as the Glacier Express journeys through an incredibly fascinating part of the Alps. The train drives on over the Oberalp pass and through the impressive Rhine gorge before arriving in St. Moritz. Day 6: St. Moritz – Lugano Board the narrow-gauge Bernina Express at St. Moritz station and enjoy one of the most impressive scenic rail journeys Switzerland offers. Arrival in Lugano, at the border of Lugano Lake in the Italian part of Switzerland. Day 7: Lugano – Lucerne With the Wilhelm Tell Express you travel from the Mediterranean south to the traditional heart of Switzerland, an unforgettable trip through impressive countryside before arriving in Lucerne. Day 8: Zurich After breakfast transfer by train to Zurich airport.


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Interlaken is located in central Switzerland, at around two hours from Zurich or Geneva. The city is built on a narrow strip of land between two Alpine lakes, Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and at the foot of three mountains; Eiger, Mönch and the Jungfrau. In summer, Interlaken makes an ideal starting point for excursions to the nearby villages Grindelwald, Wengen, Lauterbrunnen and Murren, each of them located spectacularly in valleys around the town. In winter, Interlaken and the Bernese Oberland are covered under a white blanket of snow where skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing are at the order of the day.

Lying on the shores of an alpine lake and flanked by the Rigi and Pilatus mountains, Lucerne is renowned for its Renaissance town hall and splendid covered bridges. The gateway to the Alps, Lucerne also opens the door to the most beautiful ski areas in the region, all reachable within the hour. From Zurich, Lucerne is just an hour’s drive away, and from Geneva and it takes just under three hours.

Nestled on the northeast shore of Lake Geneva, Montreux is characterised by breathtaking landscapes, palm trees, orchards, snow-covered Alps and glaciers, Belle Epoque style and history, savoir-vivre and warm hospitality. Whilst in Montreux take time to visit Gruyère, the cheese village, or travel on the Golden Pass Train to the nearby town of Interlaken. Book a ride on the Chocolate Train for a tasting session in the Nestlé chocolate factory. Geneva is the closest gateway into Montreux and is just an hour’s drive away.

Wengen Located at an elevation of 1,274 metres above sea level, this Swiss holiday resort lies at the foot of the imposing Eiger – Mönch – Jungfrau mountain range in the heart of the Bernese Oberland. Car free since late 19th century, the village has retained much of its Belle Epoque charm.

Lugano Located in the Italian-speaking part of southern Switzerland, this beautiful city on a lake is so picturesque you’ll think you are in a postcard. Ride a cable car up Monte San Salvatore or Monte Bre for sunny panoramas of lakes, rivers, mountains and red-roofed buildings. Lugano is easily traversed by foot and many of the streets are pedestrian only, but make sure you also use the ferries and funiculars, which are great ways to see the surrounding sights with some spectacular views. Milan is only an hour away from Lugano and combines easily with your mountain holiday.

Lausanne Situated by Lake Geneva, Lausanne is known for its gourmet restaurants, palaces, trendy restaurants and boutique hotels. The old city has medieval, shop-lined streets, a 12th century Gothic cathedral and the 19th century Palais de Rumine, housing fine art and science museums. Lausanne makes an ideal stopover between Geneva and Montreux, as it is just an hours drive from Geneva, and 30 minutes from Montreux.

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Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa, Interlaken ★★★★★ Offering luxurious accommodation and a warm atmosphere, this elegant hotel is situated in the centre of Interlaken, amid the mountains of the Bernese Highlands, with uninterrupted views of the magnificent Jungfrau. Pamper yourself in the 5,500 squaremetre spa. The Spa Nescens offers a unique range of services in an elegant, lush green setting. The hotel’s outdoor terrace is a wonderful place to linger over coffee and cakes, finger foods and more. 224 rooms and suites, two restaurants, two lounges, limited hours of room service, kids’ club, indoor pool, fitness centre and spa.

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Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage, Interlaken ★★★★★ Located beside the River Aare in Interlaken, the hotel offers elegantly appointed rooms with stunning views of either Interlaken’s impressive mountain backdrop or the deep-green, clear waters of the river. The hotel is within walking distance of the Interlaken Ost railway station. This elegant and traditional hotel offers excellent service, culinary specialties and a wide range of facilities. 101 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, limited hours of room service, indoor pool, fitness centre, spa and sauna.

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Hotel Krebs Interlaken ★★★★ Centrally located in the popular shopping area of Interlaken, Höheweg, Hotel Krebs is just a short walk from the Interlaken West train station. Whether you want to simply soak up the atmosphere on the streets outside the hotel, drink coffee or get involved in Interlaken’s surroundings, the hotel is the perfect base from which to explore. From the outdoor terrace you can watch the buzz on Höheweg and enjoy superb views of the mountains of the Bernese Oberland. 44 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge and limited hours of room service.

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Palace Luzern ★★★★ Located directly on the lakeshore promenade in the heart of the country and surrounded by idyllic Alpine Landscape, Palace Luzern offers extraordinary views of Lake Lucerne and some of Switzerland’s most fascinating mountain scenery. The Palace Spa features a range of massage options, fitness studio, spa treatments and a unique facility known as the Giant Singing Bowl. 129 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, limited hours of room service, pool, fitness area and spa.

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Fairmont Le Montreux Palace ★★★★★ The resort hotel is situated on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland and enjoys views over the lake and the Alps. This prestigious hotel is one of the largest in the Swiss Riviera Region and offers personalized and attentive service in true Swiss style. 236 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, kids’ corner, two pools, spa, whirlpool and sauna. Upgrade your stay to a Junior Lake View Suite to enjoy more space, a balcony and stunning views over the lake and the Alps.

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Hotel Splendide Royal Lugano ★★★★★ A palace from the late 19th century, with a location that offers views of the beautiful landscape, Hotel Splendide Royal sits directly on Lake Lugano in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. The hotel is within walking distance of the city centre and the Museo d’Arte Moderna. Some rooms have balconies with lake views while the suites have a separate living room. 93 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, babysitting and interconnecting rooms. Upgrade your stay to a Deluxe Palace Room offering a unique view of Lake Lugano.

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Hotel Silberhorn, Wengen ★★★★ Located in the centre of the village, opposite the Jungfrau railway station, Wengen, the hotel enjoys breathtaking views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Offering all amenities to make your stay comfortable, the hotel is the perfect starting point for various excursions around the Jungfrau region. With the Männlichen cable car, right next to the hotel, within five minutes guests can reach the Männlichen Mountain, perfect for skiing and hiking. 62 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, limited hours of room service, fitness centre, spa and sauna.

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Mövenpick Hotel Lausanne ★★★★ Offering stunning views over the French Alps, the hotel is located on Lake Geneva or Lake Léman as it is otherwise known. The hotel caters to a wide choice of culinary experiences, based on local products and seasonal ingredients. Guests can enjoy the sunshine while savouring lunch on one of the terraces and admire the beautiful scenery over the Lausanne harbour. 337 rooms and suites, three restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, fitness centre, spa and sauna. Upgrade your stay to a Lake Junior Suite to enjoy more space.

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Cosmopolitan Zurich is Switzerland’s largest city and one of Europe’s most fashionable destinations. As a lifestyle capital on the water, Zurich offers visitors a unique mix of discovery, pleasure and nature fused with great shopping and a wide range of cultural delights including museums, art galleries, concerts, opera, ballet and musicals.

Lying at the border of Switzerland and France, Geneva combines Swiss efficiency with Gallic ‘joie de vivre’. With its temperate climate, lively cultural life and astoundingly lovely surroundings of snow– capped mountains, Alpine lakes, deep forests and enchanting countryside, Geneva is a delight. The Jet d’Eau spouting 140 metres into the air is one of the world’s tallest fountains and symbolises Geneva’s heritage as a leader in the field of hydraulic power.

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On the half-day Zurich and Surroundings Extended City Tour visit the Old Town and see St. Peters Church, the Bahnhofstrasse, the Limmatquai and the Guild Houses.

The Chamonix Mont-Blanc full-day tour takes you on a scenic coach ride through the picturesque Arve Valley to the foot of Mont-Blanc, Europe’s highest peak, where you can explore the beautiful Alpine village at your leisure.

The half-day Chocolate Side of Zurich is a city tour through the upcoming, trendy district Zurich West. Extraordinary shopping opportunities await you at the Lindt Chocolate Shop. On the full-day Mt. Titlis tour visit the highest vantage point in Central Switzerland. Enjoy a ride in the world’s first ever revolving gondola.

Hop on the Chocolate Train to Gruyères and Broc for a full-day tour. Aboard the Swiss Chocolate Train, travel through the attractive town of Gruyères and the rolling hills between Lake Geneva and Broc, home to the hundred year old Maison Cailler Chocolate Factory. The tour ends in the tasting room where you can feast to your heart’s delight.

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• Visit Bahnhofstrasse for high-quality department stores and shops, and the Old Town for boutiques and antique dealers. Switzerland is world famous for high-quality goods.

• The Geneva Transport Card is your free passport to Geneva’s transport network. It gives you free rides on all buses, trams, boats and even to and from the airport for the duration of your stay.

• Buy a ZürichCARD that offers a host of benefits over a period of 24 or 72 hours, including access to public transportation, museums and savings at stores and restaurants.

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An urban retreat located at the foot of the Üetliberg Mountain, with stylish rooms offering views over Zurich or the lush green vegetation of the Üetliberg Mountain. The hotels’ ‘dipiù Spa’, with its sauna complex and indoor pool offers treatments using Giardino’s own dipiù Cosmetics brand or Aveda products. In addition the hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle service to and from the city centre. The restaurants offer new dining concepts that combine tastes of Asia, Europe and Middle East to create an exciting culinary melting pot. 95 rooms and suites, two restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, indoor and outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa and sauna.

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Located along the banks of the River Limmat, Zurich Marriott Hotel is a five-minute walk from the shopping districts, the attractions of the Old Town and the Weinplatz city square. The nearby Zurich main train station offers good access to other key locations of the city. The hotel restaurants offer a selection of authentic Thai or the traditional Swiss cuisine. 266 rooms and suites, three restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, fitness centre and sauna. Upgrade your stay to an Executive Room with access to the Executive Lounge.

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Zurich’s tallest hotel is conveniently located opposite Oerlikon train station and is adjacent to a shopping centre and within walking distance to the cultural and entertainment districts. The modern contemporary-style rooms offer panoramic views over Zurich and the Swiss Alps in the distance. Guests can unwind and energise at the hotel’s alpine-inspired Spa and Sport Centre on the 32nd floor which boasts an infinity pool. 347 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, pool, spa, sauna, steam bath and fitness centre.

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This modern hotel is located close to the city centre in the trendy Zurich West district, beside the Letzigrund stadium. Albisriederplatz tram stop is available just outside the hotel, providing easy access to the city centre and all key attractions. Sculptures and artwork by renowned interior designer Tom Chi are displayed throughout the hotel. A variety of warm, earthly tones and materials create an inviting and stylish atmosphere within the hotel. 365 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, pool, spa, sauna, steam bath and fitness centre.

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Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva ★★★★★ A luxury hotel and spa complex that enjoys a privileged location on Lake Geneva with stunning views of the Jet d’Eau fountain and city. With its perfect combination of elegance and first class service, the hotel is the premier address for discerning guests around the world and is only minutes away from the Old Town and the main shopping boulevards of the city. Kempi Kids’ Club is available to children from four to 16 years of age. 412 rooms and suites, three restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, kids’ club, pool and fitness centre.

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Intercontinental Geneva ★★★★★ With amazing views of Mont-Blanc, Lake Geneva and Geneva City, the Intercontinental Geneva is a three-minute walk from the Botanic Garden and within a five-minute drive from the luxury shopping area. The hotel is located in the centre of the diplomatic district near the United Nations office. 389 rooms and suites, two restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, outdoor pool, fitness centre, and spa. Upgrade your stay to a Deluxe Suite Lake View offering more space with a separate living room and views of Lake Geneva.

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Warwick Geneva ★★★★ This hotel is located across the street from Cornavin train station, in the heart of the new shopping and business district. The hotel itself is sophisticated and elegant and provides a great base for your visit to Geneva. The shores of Lake Geneva are a few steps away. The hotel offers free access to Silhouette sports club. 167 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge and limited hours of room service.

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Hotel Bristol Geneva ★★★★ Located in the heart of Geneva, facing the Mont Blanc Square, the Hotel Bristol is only steps away from Lake Geneva and also close to the Old Town, the famous Jet d’Eau fountain and the shopping district. The Mont Blanc bus stop, the Cornavin train station, tramway stop and the Les Pâquis shuttle boat stop are all located five minutes away. 110 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, fitness centre, spa, sauna and steam bath.

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Extend your city stay and experience the mountains and lakes of Montreux, Lugano or Lausanne.


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As known for its wonderful lakes and Alpine terrain as it is for the café culture of Vienna and the pretty city of Salzburg, Austria is a beautiful, relaxing country in the heart of Europe that can count Mozart, Strauss and Freud as just some of its famous sons, while its history and spa traditions are also fascinating.

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Emirates gateway: Vienna International Airport

Austria has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. However, due to its size and varied geography, there are a couple of distinct climatic regions that stand out – in the east, the Pannonian climate dominates with low rainfall, hot summers and moderate winters, while in the Central Eastern Alps, you should expect an Alpine climate of high rainfall, short summers and long winters. December-March is ski season.

Distance from airport to city centre: 18 kilometres Time zone: Summer: GMT +2 hours Winter: GMT +1 hour Currency: Euro (EUR). Credit cards widely accepted and ATMs regularly available.

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Elegant palaces and convivial coffee houses are a hallmark of this landlocked Central European nation, where lakes and mountains also provide a multitude of soft or adrenalinepacked adventures. • The pretty town of Salzburg is usually packed with people coming to celebrate Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who was born there. • Vienna has so many attractions – from its many brilliant museums, to its ‘kaffeehaus’ (coffee house) culture and of course, the famous Lipizzaner horses who seem to ‘dance’ to music at the Hofburg Palace. • Innsbruck, with its 12-century castle, is the gateway to the Tirol, Austria’s most mountainous province. • Speaking of mountains, skiing is excellent in Kitzbühel, famous for the Men’s Downhill Race on the Hanenkamm.

Languages: Austria is German speaking, but English tends to be widely understood.

Austria is a great all round destination, but some of our favourite spots are out of the cities in the glorious Alpine mountains and lakes – winter or summer adventures are idyllic here.

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A scenic journey and the perfect way to explore the fascinating cities of Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and Prague.

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Day 1: Vienna, Austria Upon arrival in Vienna you will be transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Day 2-3: Vienna, Austria Enjoy a hop-on/hop-off tour and explore Vienna’s main attractions such as the Hofburg Palace, the Vienna State Opera and Schönbrunn Palace. The following day we recommend you visit the Chocolate Museum Heindl or enjoy a performance at the Spanish Riding School. Day 4: Vienna – Bratislava, Slovakia Take the train to Bratislava and experience the Oldtimer bus tour up to the castle. Day 5-6: Bratislava – Budapest, Hungary Catch a train to Budapest. Spend the day shopping or take a stroll across the famous Chain Bridge. On day two take a cruise down the Danube River. Day 7: Budapest – Prague, Czech Republic Travel by train to Prague. Enjoy the evening at your leisure to acquaint yourself with this charming city. Day 8-9: Prague, Czech Republic You will enjoy a popular Prague Grand City Sightseeing Tour that takes you to Wenceslas Square, the National Theatre and the famous Charles Bridge. The next day, shop at Prague’s famous shopping boulevard ‘Parizka’. Day 10: Prague, Czech Republic Transfer from your hotel to the airport for your return flight.

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From the interactive music museum in Vienna or miniature world in Klagenfurt to a gondola ride in Venice, Italy, this tour is an ideal way to see two countries on one holiday.

Day 1: Vienna, Austria Arrive in Vienna and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Day 2-3: Vienna, Austria The House of Music Vienna invites you on a discovery tour into the world of music. The following day, why not explore Vienna’s ring boulevard on the ring tram. Day 4: Vienna – Graz, Austria (199 kilometres) Pick up your rental car and drive to Graz. Visit the Frida & Fred children’s museum which features exciting exhibitions, theatre performances and programmes for children. Day 5: Graz – Klagenfurt, Austria (136 kilometres) Drive to Klagenfurt, a sunny city in the very south of Austria which offers easy access to lakeside villages and the beautiful Wörthersee. The lake is surrounded by high mountains and green hills where it is great hiking. Or spend an afternoon in and on the water. Day 6: Klagenfurt – Triest, Italy (180 kilometres) Enjoy a morning at leisure; make sure you stroll through the pretty historic town centre. In the afternoon drive to Triest. On the way visit Minimundus in Klagenfurt, a children´s attraction showing the world in miniature. Day 7: Triest, Italy Visit Miramare Castle which stands on the peak of the rocky promontory of Grignano in the Gulf of Trieste. The castle is surrounded by beautiful botanical gardens. Day 8: Triest – Venice, Italy (160 kilometres) Drive to Venice and drop off your car. Spend the remainder of the day exploring the city and dine at one of the many restaurants on the canal.

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Day 9: Venice After breakfast take time to enjoy a gondola ride through the canals of Venice. The Venetian architecture, the Grand Canal and the numerous museums and churches are just some of the attractions which make Venice such a charming destination. Day 10: Venice, Italy Transfer to the airport for your return flight.


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Welcome to Vienna • Austria

The capital city Vienna, with its splendid imperial architecture, creates one of the world’s most visually fascinating cities. Vienna offers opera and Strauss’ immortal Viennese waltzes, excellent shopping, dining and entertainment. The St. Stephen’s Cathedral is an iconic symbol and one of the most visited local attractions. Vienna is also a city of music and magnificent palaces including the Hofburg Palace, Schönbrunn Palace and the Belvedere Palace. Explore Vienna by foot as almost all of its major attractions sit within or just on the edge of the famed Ringstrasse.

Vienna sightseeing Discover Vienna’s most popular sights on bus tour or take one of our excursions to enhance your holiday with a day trip to Salzburg or Budapest. Take a Hop On Hop Off 24-hours or 48-hours Tour. With just one ticket you can get on and off at as many stops as you like on the hopon/hop-off bus tour. Stops include Schönbrunn Palace, State Opera and many key attractions and landmarks. The Vienna Woods half-day bus Tour takes you through the Vienna Woods to the impressive Abbey of Heiligenkreuz and the Seegrotte in Hinterbrühl, Europe’s largest underground lake. Travel to the southern part of the Vienna Woods through the romantic Helen Valley passing the former Roman spa town of Baden. Visit the most important film locations and immerse yourself in the world of ‘The Third Man’ movie on the Third Man Tour. Retrace the footsteps of Harry Lime, discover the tricks of the film makers and gain exclusive insights into the world of this cinema classic. Follow in the footsteps of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the film ‘The Sound of Music’ on a Salzburg Day Excursion. This full-day bus tour takes you to Salzburg, where you will see the most popular sights of the city, the likes of St. Peter’s Abbey, the Salzburg Cathedral and the Festival Hall. Take an Excursion to Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Discover the district of Pest and visit the most popular tourist attractions such as the neo-Gothic Parliament, the Opera House and the Heroes’ Square. A guided walk through the district of Buda will take you to see the historic Royal Palace, the romantic Fishermen’s Bastion and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Matthias Church.

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• Visit the MuseumsQuartier, one of the ten largest cultural areas in the world. Also intriguing is the Kunsthistorisches Museum, in particular the Kunstkammer – Chamber of Art & Wonders. • Take the family on a visit to Tiergarten Schönbrunn, the oldest zoo in the world founded in 1752. The zoo houses over 750 animals from pandas and polar bears, elephants and lemurs to Siberian tigers and armadillos. • Every night in Vienna around 10,000 music fans are treated to live classical music, something that is simply unheard of in any other city in the world. No other city has been home to so many composers: Mozart, Mahler, Haydn, Beethoven and Johann Strauss – the king of the Viennese waltz.

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Hotel Sacher Wien ★★★★★ This luxurious and charming hotel with its historical façade enjoys a truly special location in the heart of the city centre, opposite the Opera House and close to the main shopping area Kärtnerstrasse. Founded in 1876 by Eduard Sacher, it is rooted in the culture of the city. This beautiful historical hotel retains many original antique furnishings, making it a truly romantic place to stay and also offers a ‘Petit Sacher’ kids programme. 149 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, spa, fitness centre, sauna, steam room and massage treatments. Upgrade your stay to a spacious Junior Suite.

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Hotel Imperial ★★★★★ The Hotel Imperial is one of Vienna’s iconic and most cherished treasures, located right in the city centre, only minutes away from the Opera and main shopping streets. An original Wurttemberg Palace, inaugurated in 1873, the hotel’s architecture exemplifies the spirit of 19th century Vienna. For over a century, this architectural landmark has received the city’s most distinguished visitors. All rooms and suites have been carefully restored, using a combination of rich tradition and modern amenities. 140 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, fitness room, sauna and massage treatments. Upgrade your stay to one of the luxurious and spacious suites.

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Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna ★★★★★ Ideally located in the historic heart of the metropolis by the Danube, close to the former Vienna stock exchange, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and other sights of the city, this luxurious hotel captivates visitors with its historic building, modern architecture and contemporary luxury. The Schottenring U-Bahn or Börsegasse tram are both located close to the hotel. Rooms are decorated in subtle colours with a mix of classic and modern design offering views of the surrounding buildings or the inner courtyard. 154 suites, two restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, spa and fitness centre. Upgrade your stay to a Junior Suite and enjoy the additional space.

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Vienna Marriott Hotel ★★★★★ Situated on the elegant Ringstrasse, the Vienna Marriott Hotel is within walking distance of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the opera, theatres, museums and shopping streets Kärntnerstrasse and Graben. The city’s beautiful Stadtpark with its famous statue of Johann Strauss is located just opposite the hotel. Other major attractions can easily be accessed by the U-Bahn-Stadpark and U-Bahn-Stubentor located nearby. 323 rooms and suites, two restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, indoor pool, sauna and fitness centre. Upgrade your stay to an Executive Room offering more space and access to the Executive Lounge.

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Ritz-Carlton Vienna ★★★★★

Le Méridien Vienna ★★★★★

Hilton Vienna ★★★★

Set within four historic palaces, this hotel blends Renaissance, baroque and gothic influences with modern amenities. Stadtpark metro station is only a four-minute walk away from the hotel.

This urban chic hotel is located in the cultural hot spot of Vienna, just a short stroll away from the Vienna State Opera, MuseumsQuartier, historical attractions and main shopping areas.

Located adjacent to the Stadtpark, this modern property is just a 10-minute walk from attractions such as the Opera House, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the shopping street of Kärntnerstrasse.

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Holiday Inn Vienna City ★★★★

Harry’s Home Wien ★★★★

This hotel is within walking distance of the historic heart of the city and main attractions, such as the Ringstrasse, the State Opera House, the popular Naschmarkt and the Mariahilfer Strasse. Kettenbrückengasse U-Bahn station is also nearby.

This hotel is located by the Danube. It is within the Millennium Tower which is connected to a shopping and entertainment complex as well as the main train station and underground U-Bahn/S-Bahn.

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Austria Trend Hotel Beim Theresianum ★★★ Built in 1984, this hotel is situated close to the city centre, making it the ideal place to stay if you’re looking to explore the city. It is surrounded by restaurants, beautiful parks and is walking distance to the underground line. 115 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge and limited hours of room service.

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The Original Sound of Music Tour since 1967 from Salzburg

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Combining both historical Salzburg and the breathtaking lake and mountain region of the Salzkammergut, relive the making of the ‘Sound of Music’ and visit many of the film locations. The tour reveals not only background stories of the movie but also the history and culture of the region.

A fascinating opportunity to visit the picturesque area of Berchtesgaden in Germany, the Bavarian Alps and Lake König with its crystal-clear emerald-green water and mystical atmosphere. The first stop during this half-day tour is Königssee, generally recognised as the prettiest lake in Germany. Continue to Berchtesgaden, a charming little town in the mountains.

With their impressive waterfall drop of 380 metres the Krimmler Waterfalls are the fifth highest waterfalls in the world and one of the most visited tourist features in Austria. A purpose built hiking trail allows you to get up close to this natural spectacle, affording sensational views. Enjoy the refreshing mizzle and the impressive power of the water amidst the gorgeous scenery of the Hohe Tauern National Park.

Salzkammergut - Lakes and Mountains, from Salzburg A journey to the lake and mountain region of the ‘Salzkammergut’ with its sparkling lakes sprinkled among mountains and forests, offers a perfect escape for the day. With its stunning landscapes, this ‘Land of Music’ tour takes you to Fuschlsee, Wolfgangsee and Mondsee and includes a boat cruise on Lake Wolfgang (May to October) and coffee and cake (November to April). Visit St. Gilgen, birthplace of Mozart’s mother and see the unique Gothic winged altar, sculpted by Michael Pacher in St. Wolfgang.

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Salt Mines, from Salzburg Put on your overalls and climb aboard the miner’s railway to travel down into the shafts of the salt mines. Make your way through the maze of branching tunnels whilst an expert guide explains the fascinating history behind alpine salt-mining. The adventure continues with a slide, taking you yet deeper down into the ground – an exciting experience for young and old. Finally, right at the bottom of the mine, you will climb aboard a raft, to journey across the extraordinary underground salt lake, leading you back under the mountain to Salzburg.

Combine your stay in the mountains with a city stay in Vienna or Munich.

Swarovski Crystal World, from Innsbruck Over 110 years after its creation, Swarovski remains a family-run enterprise. Visit the 14 scintillating Chambers of Wonder designed by multimedia artist André Heller. In this magical place, you will encounter modern art as well as ancient history. Visit the Giant and his garden and let yourself be enchanted by the beauty, inspiration and energy, then buy some shimmering souvenirs in the Crystal Stage shopping area.


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Grand Hotel Zell Am See ★★★★ One of the most beautiful locations in Zell am See, amidst the Austrian Alps, this traditional property offers a variety of facilities including restaurants with spectacular views. Whilst the grown-ups are being spoilt in the wellness area, children aged three to 10-years old can enjoy supervised activities such as crafts, painting and more. The surroundings reflect two fascinating sides. In winter the majestic frozen lake is ideal for skating, whilst summer transforms to an idyllic paradise for sun seekers. 133 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, kids’ club, pool, sauna and fitness centre. Upgrade your stay to a Suite which is ideal for families.

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Hotel Der Waldhof ★★★★ Located in the heart of the mountains and in close proximity to the Schmittenhöhe, the hotel is an ideal starting point for excursions, hikes in summer and ski tours in winter. Located just a 10-minute walk from the lake, the hotel also offers a shuttle service to the train station. The ski path behind the hotel offers quick access to the Schmittenhöhebahn valley station. 79 rooms and suites with balconies, restaurant, lounge, children’s play area, sauna, jacuzzi and steam bath. Upgrade your stay to a Suite which is ideal for families.

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Hotel Heitzmann ★★★★ A two-minute walk from the lake and just five minutes from the railway station, this boutique hotel is privately owned, offering guests a very personal touch of a home away from home. The hotel façade is designed in a classical Austrian style with impressive and bright interiors and has a small winter garden. The guests can also enjoy great views of the surrounding area from the roof terrace. The hotel also offers a shuttle service to the train station. 33 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, fitness centre, sauna, steam bath.

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TAUERN SPA Zell am See – Kaprun ★★★★ Spend your holiday in the mountains and experience truly memorable moments at the Tauern Spa, located in the heart of Kaprun, in the region of Zell am See. The hotel offers a relaxing oasis at the foot of the impressive Alpine peaks of the Hohe Tauern and the Kitzsteinhorn. Guests can enjoy the skyline infinity pool with stunning views of the impressive mountains. 160 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, limited hours of room service, pools, ‘Kidstein’ water area, water slides, fitness studio and spa. Upgrade your stay to a Panorama Deluxe Room which is ideal for families.

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Austria • Salzburg Hotels Hotel Sacher Salzburg ★★★★★ Built in 1866, Hotel Sacher Salzburg is a grand, historic hotel situated in the city centre, on the shores of the Salzach River. Situated in the city of Mozart’s birth, the hotel hosts the world’s finest musicians alongside royalty, international statesmen, artists and global celebrities. The hotel also offers an impressive view of the old town and guests often take time to indulge in an original Sacher-Torte chocolate cake in the Sacher Café. 111 rooms and suites, three restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, pool, sauna, fitness centre, sauna and steam bath. Upgrade your stay to a suite and enjoy more space as well as great views of Salzburg Castle.

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Sheraton Salzburg Hotel ★★★★★ A truly majestic five-star experience, the Sheraton lives up to the excellence that is expected of the chain at this great location in the Alps. Adjacent to the magnificent Mirabell Gardens and directly connected to the Salzburg Congress Centre, the hotel is a 10-minute walk to the train station and to the Old Town. Museum Carolino-Augusteum, Mozart’s Birthplace, St. Francis Church and Salzburg Cathedral are all nearby. Guests can enjoy views of either the city or the Mirabell Gardens. 166 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, fitness centre, sauna and steam bath.

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Crowne Plaza Salzburg – The Pitter ★★★★ Dating back to the 19th century with elegantly furnished, boutiquestyle rooms and suites, this hotel is within walking distance of the magnificent Mirabell Gardens and Mirabell Palace. Salzburg rail station is 900 metres away and the famous Getreidegasse shopping street is 15-minutes away. 189 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, indoor pool, fitness room, sauna, steam bath, jacuzzi and solarium. Upgrade your stay to a Panoramic Suite with panoramic windows and more space.

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Wyndham Grand Salzburg ★★★★ This hotel offers great accessibility to the main rail station and bus depot, which is just a five-minute walk away from the hotel. The historical city centre of Salzburg and the famous attractions of the ‘Mozart city’ can be reached within 15 to 20 minutes by a short walk along the River Salzach. This recently renovated hotel with a clean and modern design offers a wellness area for guests to use during their stay. 257 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, indoor pool, fitness room and sauna. Upgrade your stay to a Family Room for more space.

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Mountains and Lakes Hotels • Austria

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Hotel Europäischer Hof Bad Gastein ★★★★★

Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol, Kitzbuehel ★★★★★

Grand Hotel Europa, Innsbruck ★★★★★

Your home in the Alps, Hotel Europäischer Hof Bad Gastein has always been an exclusive resort for summer holidays, mountaineering, sports and recreation during both summer and winter.

Nestled in the heart of the Kitzbuehel alps, this is the only five star superior hotel in the region. All rooms have a private balcony with incredible views of the Alps.

Being the only five-star hotel in Innsbruck, the hotel is located in the city centre, just opposite the main rail station and a 10-minute walk from the Goldenes Dachl residence and museum.

156 rooms and suites, two restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, kids’ club, teens’ club, pools, fitness centre, spa and sauna.

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Hotel Alpina Bad Hofgastein ★★★★ Best Western Premier Kaiserhof Kitzbuehel ★★★★ This charming and traditional hotel located in the centre of Bad Hofgastein. Guests are pampered with freshly prepared Austrian specialities from natural products from the region.

This hotel sits in the medieval town of Kitzbühel, a one-minute walk from the Kitzbühel Hahnenkamm train station and five minutes on foot from Museum Kitzbühel.

67 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge and limited hours of room service, pool, spa and sauna.

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Schwarzer Adler Hotel, Innsbruck ★★★★ A historic building dating back 500 years has been converted into a boutique style hotel decorated with a touch of Swarovski crystals and is located in the heart of Innsbruck close to the old town. 40 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, limited hours of room service.

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Welcome to Hungary

The Chain Bridge, Budapest

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Nicknamed the ‘land of the waters’ Hungary is crisscrossed by rivers and dotted with lakes, while thousands of thermal springs supply the country’s legendary spas. Budapest is its stand out city, but the country is home to a rich architectural heritage, from its sumptuous Art Nouveau bathhouses to picturesque medieval villages and gothic castles.

At a glance Emirates gateway: Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport Distance from airport to city centre: 17 kilometres Time zone: Summer: GMT +2 hours Winter: GMT +1 hour Currency: Hungarian Forint (HUF). There are ATMs in major cities and credit cards are accepted. Languages: Hungarian (Magyar) is the official language and outside Budapest little English is spoken. A smattering of German is useful.

Budapest, Vienna & Prague

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A fascinating journey through some of Central Europe’s most captivating capital cities of Budapest, Vienna and Prague, where the Baroque and art deco architecture will take you back in time. Day 1: Budapest, Hungary Upon arrival in Budapest, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Day 2: Budapest, Hungary Budapest is a city on both sides of the Danube River. During today’s city tour, you will discover the Buda side with the Castle District area and the Fishermen’s Bastion. Afterwards cross the Elisabeth Bridge to Pest and visit the famous Central Market Hall, the City Park, Budapest Zoo, Europe’s largest thermal spas and Heroes Square.

Day 3-4: Budapest – Vienna, Austria Depart by train to Vienna, Austria. Enjoy a hop-on/hop-off tour and visit among others Hofburg Palace, the Vienna State Opera, the Imperial Palace and Schonbrunn Palace. A walking tour in the inner city will ensure you have seen the best of Vienna in a day. Day 5: Vienna, Austria Depart on a full-day tour to Slovak’s vibrant capital city, Bratislava, also situated on the banks for the Danube River. Discover the Bratislava Castle and Grassalkovich Palace. Return to Vienna at the end of the day. Day 6: Vienna – Prague, Czech Republic Depart by train to Prague, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure. Day 7: Prague, Czech Republic Prague Grand City Sightseeing Tour will take you to Wenceslas Square, the National Theatre and the famous Charles Bridge. You will also visit the Old Town Square where you will find St. Nicholas Church, the Týn Cathedral and the Old Town Hall with its astronomical clock and apostles. Day 8: Prague, Czech Republic Day at leisure in this romantic city. You can discover the city further on foot through the alleys of Prague Castle or opt for a full-day tour to Cesky Krumlov, in the south of the country. Day 9: Prague, Czech Republic In the morning transfer to Prague Airport for your departure flight.

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April to October are the best times to visit Hungary and during the summer the temperatures are pleasant and in the 20℃s across the country. Winters are cold with rain.

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Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace ★★★★★ An art nouveau-style hotel that overlooks a park on the banks of River Danube. This majestic palace that was converted into a hotel is just a four-minute walk from the Széchenyi Lánchíd Bridge, better known as the chain bridge. The hotel interiors gracefully combine antiquated architecture and design with modern services and amenities offering a palatial experience. Guests can enjoy views of the Danube, the hills of Buda, whilst some rooms offer views of the intimate inner courtyard. 179 rooms and suites, restaurant, two lounges, 24-hour room service, indoor pool, spa, sauna, jacuzzi, steam room and fitness centre. Upgrade your stay to a suite with a private step-out balcony.

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Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge ★★★★★ Located beside the famous Chain Bridge and along Danube Promenade, the hotel offers views of the Royal Palace and the Budapest riverscape. The hotel’s Paris Budapest restaurant offers a delicious blend of French and Hungarian cuisines. The nearest subway stop is a five-minute walk away while some of the city’s attractions like the famous pedestrian Vaci Street and the Parliament building are within a 15-minute walk. 357 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, indoor pool, spa, sauna, massage treatments and fitness centre. Upgrade your stay to a Luxury Room where you can enjoy remarkable views of the Danube River.

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The Ritz-Carlton Budapest ★★★★★ Located in Budapest’s city centre, this hotel is housed in the former Adria Palace, a protected monument built in 1918. It is within close proximity to the UNESCO World Heritage Buda Castle nearby and the glamorous shopping Andrássy Street. The hotel offers breathtaking views of St. Stephen’s Basilica and Erzsébet Square from many of the rooms and suites. 200 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, indoor pool, spa, sauna, jacuzzi and fitness centre. Upgrade your stay to a Club Junior Suite and enjoy complimentary access to the club lounge.

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Boutique Hotel Budapest ★★★★ This elegant hotel is located in the heart of Budapest, just a two-minute walk from the Danube River; the closest metro station is a five-minute walk away. The hotel lies within close proximity to the famous pedestrian shopping street Váci utca, Central Market Hall and the Liberty Bridge. Hotel guests can visit the Gellert Thermal Spa close by. The hotel rooms are designed with fresh colours and are furnished with hardwood floors. 74 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge and 24-hour room service.

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Welcome to Czech Republic

Prague

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Czech Republic

A place of fairytale castles, health-giving hot springs and colourful history, landlocked Czech Republic is one of the most popular destinations in central Europe. Tourism is predominantly driven by its vibrant capital Prague, but beyond that, the grape-growing region of Moravia and the picture postcard town of Cesky Krumlov are also worth exploring.

Highlights of Bohemia

At a glance

5 days/4 night – Private tour

Emirates gateway: Václav Havel Airport Prague Distance from airport to city centre: 17 kilometres Time zone: Summer: GMT +2 hours Winter: GMT +1 hour Currency: Czech Koruna (CZK), or Czech Crown. At times prices are listed in Euros, which can also be used. ATMs are widespread, as is acceptance of credit cards. Languages: Czech is the official language, but Slovak is also common, as are English and German.

Day 2: Prague Morning city tour that will take you to the key highlights of the city: Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Wenceslas Square, the charming Old Town and Lesser Town on the other side of the Vltava river. Afternoon at leisure. You can go back to Prague Castle to discover more or do souvenir shopping at the stalls on Charles Bridge.

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Day 1: Prague Arrival in Prague; transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to wander through this fascinating city which is the capital of the Czech Republic.

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Enjoy the flavours of Bohemia during your stay in Prague. Explore Prague on foot, discover the spa town of Karlovy Vary and view the treasures within Karlstejn Castle.

Day 3: Prague Today you will leave Prague for the spa city of Karlovy Vary. The world famous spa city of Carlsbad, as Karlovy Vary is called in Germany, lies in a picturesque, forested valley that is famous for its 12 thermal springs. First you will visit the glass exhibition at the MOSER factory. Then, as you stroll through the city along the spa colonnades, you will have the chance to try not only the mineral springs, but also the delicious local wafers. Day 4: Prague On the agenda for today is breakfast at the hotel followed by a tour to Karlstejn Castle. This castle was founded by Charles IV Holy Roman Emperor – elect and King of Bohemia. The Castle was constructed as a safe home for Imperial Regalia and today is one of the most frequently visited castles in the Czech Republic. After the excursion you will be transferred back to Prague. Day 5: Prague After breakfast you will be transferred to Prague international airport for your return flight.

When to visit The thermometer can drop below zero in winter but also tops 30℃ in summer, the time of year that also sees higher rainfall. Aim for spring and you could be treated to the blossom season in May, while autumn brings a colourful changing of the foliage, making these two seasons the most pleasant to be here.


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InterContinental Praha, Prague ★★★★★ The hotel can be referred to as the city’s best address as it forms an ideal base from which to explore the capital’s endless historic sites, castles, museums, restaurants and shops. Located on the banks of the Vltava River in a premier downtown setting on Prague’s famous shopping boulevard ‘Parizka’ which showcases international fashion brands, the hotel is an easy walk from Old Town and Charles Bridge. The rooms are fitted with modern amenities and facilities while the restaurants offer a wide range of cuisine. 372 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, indoor pool, spa and fitness centre.

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Prague Marriott Hotel ★★★★★ This upscale hotel evokes classic European charm and welcomes you with elegant accommodation and is well-known for its high standards of service and event facilities. Prague Marriott Hotel is just steps away from Old Town Square and its major attractions including theatres, restaurants, Palladium; one of the biggest shopping malls in Prague and the famous Powder Tower. Náměstí Republiky metro station is also within walking distance. 293 rooms, restaurant, lounge, pool, spa, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and fitness centre.

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Hilton Prague Old Town ★★★★★ Located in the heart of Prague and at the gates of the Old Town, this hotel is just a minute’s walk from Namesti Republiky metro station. Landmarks such as Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square and Charles Bridge are a 10-minute walk away and the Na Příkopě shopping street and the Palladium mall are around the corner. 303 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, limited hours of room service, pool, gym, spa and sauna. Upgrade your stay to a Suite which features a living room or loft bedrooms.

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987 Prague Hotel ★★★★ This neoclassical-style and chic hotel is just a few minutes away by foot from the Main Railway Station and Wenceslas Square. The present hotel building was constructed at the beginning of the 19th century as an apartment house in the Prague city centre. The number of the hotel marks the block number and gives the hotel a unique designation. The interiors have been styled by famous designer Philippe Stark and unrivalled details and unique features include interactive light displays in every room that encourage guests to personalize their own individual space. 80 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge and limited hours of room service.

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Welcome to Poland

Krakow

Poland

Mountains with enough snow to ski, a Baltic coast, heritage towns and cities and numerous national parks make for a diverse tourist experience in Poland. You can visit key World War II and Cold War sites or track buffalo and elks and while Krakow and Warsaw are great for city breaks, a longer stay will for some allow hiking and even a beach holiday.

Highlights of Poland

At a glance

6 days/5 nights – Rail tour

Emirates gateway: Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport

This tour showcases three of Poland’s gems – Warsaw, Krakow and Wroclaw. From a glorious history, rich heritage and architectural marvels to a myriad of restaurants, cosy cafés and nightspots, these cities offer plenty to see and do.

Distance from airport to city centre: 10 kilometres Time zone: Summer: GMT +2 hours wWinter: GMT +1 hours Currency: Zloty (PLN). ATMs are widely available and larger shops and restaurants will accept credit cards. Languages: Polish, with English generally spoken.

Day 1: Warsaw Arrive in Warsaw, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to discover the capital. Visit the scenic Old Town (Starego Miasta) and its picturesque market square, surrounded by restored buildings with baroque and renaissance facades. Day 2: Warsaw – Krakow Today, take a train to Krakow, the oldest and second largest city in Poland. Most visitors are captivated by Krakow’s magical

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Day 5: Wroclaw A full day to explore the sights of the city. View the Racławice Panorama, a monumental panoramic painting depicting the Battle of Racławice, the oldest painting in Poland. Visit the Centennial Hall, and later enjoy a photo stop with Wroclaw’s famed Dwarfs and spend the evening at the Old Town.

Poland has a temperate climate but with some extremes, as summer can be very hot and the mountains of southern Poland have snow in winter. The shoulder seasons of late spring and early autumn can be a particularly good time to visit.

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Day 4: Krakow – Wroclaw After breakfast, check out from your hotel and head to the train station for your onward journey to Wroclaw. Originally built across several islands, the city still has many lovely bridges and beautiful architecture. Take time to visit The Rynek (market square) lined by colourful buildings.

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Day 3: Krakow After breakfast you have the day to explore the sights of Europe’s capital of culture. We recommend you make the most of the hopon/hop-off bus tour through the city with visits to The National Museum and the Nation Art Collection or even a visit to Schindler’s Factory.

Day 6: Wroclaw – Warsaw Take the train back to Warsaw for your return flight.

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atmosphere and splendid architecture. You can see medieval cathedrals, the Renaissance castle, baroque churches, the Art Nouveau theatre and many other monuments. Explore the Wawel Hill and Castle or stroll through the Main Market Square.


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Experiences

France

From the heady scent of Provence’s sprawling lavender fields to the enduring glamour of the Cote D’Azur, France is a diverse and colourful country with something to occupy even the most travel weary of visitors. Lose yourself in culture, shopping, gastronomy, monuments of a bygone age and the glorious towns, villages and cities steeped in history.

There’s nowhere quite like the lifestyle in Cannes or St. Tropez in summer, while the charming villages of Provence, France’s national parks and intriguing secondary cities such as Nantes give many reasons to explore. Paris of course, remains a cultural and gastronomic must-visit city. • Soak up the h and white sandy beaches of Cote d’Azur.

At a glance

When to visit

Emirates gateways: Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport Nice Cote d’Azur International Airport Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport

With a typical northern European climate, and a Mediterranean climate in the south, expect hot summers (particularly in the south), cooler autumn months and cold winters. If you want to avoid the holiday crowds the best time to visit is May to July or September to October. If you are looking for snow in the Alps, visit from December to April.

Distance from airport to city centre: Paris: 25 kilometres Nice: 7 kilometres Lyon: 20 kilometres Time zone: Summer: GMT +2 hours Winter: GMT +1 hour Currency: Euro (EUR)

• Visit some of the child-friendly museums and activity centres in Paris, such as the Magic Museum, the Catacombs or the Museum of Natural History. And in the Louvre, try the treasure trail through the museum. • Provence is the home of lavender, with fields ablaze in purple as far as the eye can see. • The French Alps are a must for skiers in the winter, and also for hikers and lovers of outdoor adventure in the summer.

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Nestled between France and Italy, experience the unparalleled high life of Monaco and arrive in true Monaco style – by helicopter.

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France • Tailor-made Touring

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Paris, Strasbourg and Europa-Park 8 days/7 nights – Rail tour

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Explore Paris with its iconic attractions. Discover the quaint town of Strasbourg followed by fun-filled days in Europa-Park.

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Day 1: Arrive in Paris Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Wander through the city of romance at your own pace. Don’t miss the corridors of the Louvre packed with priceless pieces of art and the stunning views from the Eiffel Tower. Day 2-3: Paris Explore this vibrant city at leisure. Join a tour of Paris which will take you to the city’s main attractions including the Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Sacré Coeur. On the following day we recommend an optional tour to admire Louis XIV’s lavish Versailles palace. Day 4-5: Paris – Strasbourg Board the high speed train from Paris to Strasbourg and check in to your hotel. Join a short tour to experience the best that Strasbourg has to offer, from the UNESCO-listed Grande Ile to the impressive Cathedral of Notre Dame to the Palais Rohan. Walk along cobblestoned streets lined with half-timbered homes, see little canals and covered bridges and explore the charming La Petite France neighbourhood.

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Marvel the stunning French Riviera, enjoy spectacular views and soak up the charming city of Nice before heading to the exciting French capital.

Day 1: Nice Arrive in Nice and check in to your hotel. In the evening enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Promenade des Anglais and try a Michelin-starred restaurant for dinner. Day 2-4: Nice Spend the next three days immersing yourself in the splendours of the glamorous French Riviera. Explore the old town in Nice, enjoy the popular restaurants and chic boutiques in Cannes, visit the perfume factory in nearby Grasse, take a day trip to Monte Carlo or visit the neighbouring glamorous resort town of St. Tropez, famed for the famous faces that frequent the opulent resort. Day 5: Nice – Paris Travel by high speed train to Paris. In the evening join an illuminations tour, to admire the beautifully illuminated historical buildings of Paris.

Day 6-7: Strasbourg – Europa-Park In the morning transfer to Europa-Park, one of Europe’s finest theme parks, set within a culturally rich region under an hour’s drive from Strasbourg. Europa-Park offers over 100 attractions, including adventure rides, breathtaking shows, clever landscaping and endless dining.

Day 6-7: Paris Spend the next two days exploring the historical, romantic, fashionable, fun and shopper friendly side of the city with a hop-on/hop-off bus tour. Go on a cruise under the famous Seine bridges to view the city’s historic and architectural wonders. We recommend an optional tour of the Palace of Versailles, the most beautiful of all France’s chateaux and listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Day 8: Europa-Park – Frankfurt Transfer to Frankfurt airport for your return flight.

Day 8: Paris Transfer to the airport to board your return flight.

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Tailor-made Touring • France

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Vichy Wellness Experience

Scenic Lakes and Towns

7 days/6 nights – Rail tour

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This tour takes you from Paris to central France where you stay and enjoy treatments using the thermal water of Vichy.

Day 1-3: Paris or Lyon – Vichy Arrival in Paris or Lyon and transfer to your hotel. Spend a few nights in either city and discover the many monuments and museums Paris is famous for. Lyon is known for its gastronomy and we recommend you try local delicacies wtih lentils, fish and blue cheese. Arrive in Vichy by train. A short five-minute taxi ride from the Vichy train station will take to the Les Célestins hôtel, which is connected to the Vichy thermal spa. Day 4-6: Paris or Lyon – Vichy Transfer to the railway station and train to Vichy. Renowned since the Roman times, Vichy thermal water has many therapeutic benefits due to its rich mineral composition. Choose from an extensive list of personalised hydrotherapy treatment packages from three nights stay and more, designed to rejuvenate your body and soul in a state-of-the-art setting that will make you feel a whole lot better. Treatment packages have been put together to give you the keys to a healthier lifestyle, and are based on the five essential principles of the Vichy Method which are: • Initial medical and dietetics consultations for the Health programmes • The Signature trilogy of Vichy thermal water treatments • Expert care treatments • Progressive and regular physical activities • Health, taste, sensation and nutrition Day 7: Vichy – Paris or Lyon Taxi ride to Vichy train station for your train to Paris or Lyon and depart.

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Discover the beautiful cities of the Rhône-Alpes region. Combine the cultural and gastronomic delights of Lyon with the picturesque beauty of Evian les Bains.

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Day 1-2: Lyon Arrive in Lyon and check into your hotel. Explore Lyon’s main historic attractions and savour its gastronomic delights. Visit the Place Bellecour and Basilica of Notre Dame de Fourvière, Lyon’s most visited attraction. Enjoy some fun filled time with your family at the Parc de la Tête d’Or, discover Vieux Lyon, the charming old town and take a Rhône Cruise. Day 3-5: Lyon – Evian-les-Bains (223 kilometres) Collect your rental car, drive to Evian-les-Bains on the southern banks of Lake Geneva and check into your hotel. Spend the next few days exploring the region at leisure. Set between the lake and mountains, Evian-les-Bains is a picturesque city offering a variety of outdoor activities. Enjoy watersports on Lake Geneva or white-water rafting and biking in the mountain valleys. The Chablais Alps are only a stone’s throw away, and while you can only ski from December to May in the winter resorts, there is so much else to see and do year round. For a family day out head to the nearby scenic Lake Annecy often described as the “Venice of the Alps”. Flanked by the grassy multicentennial Jardins de l’Europe on one side and Annecy’s idyllic Old Town area on the other, delve into the city’s rich history and wander its colourful canal-side streets. Visit interesting landmarks like Palais de l’Isle and Château Annecy or take a stroll on the shores of Lake Annecy. Day 6: Evian-les-Bains – Geneva (46 kilometres) Leave Evian-les-Bains, drop off the rental car at the airport in Geneva and fly out.

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Imagine a place full of once-ina-lifetime family fun, where you’ll dream with your eyes open from the moment you arrive in Disney® Parks to the last thing at night – welcome to Disneyland® Paris! From world-class entertainment and attractions to encounters with Disney Characters, it’s the one place where dreams come true for everyone. Happily ever after is a reality here, and it’s all tantalisingly close to Paris.

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It’s once upon a time all the time Explore five enchanting Lands, each one filled with its own unique fairytale setting. Families of all ages embark on a truly magical adventure, where classic attractions and colourful shows bring limitless imaginations to life. The streets are filled with wonder as beloved Disney Characters glide past whilst singing and dancing in Disney Magic on Parade! And when the sun sets, fireworks and lasers illuminate the night sky – the perfect end to a family trip you’ll never, ever forget.

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Lights! Camera! And Blockbuster Action Ever wondered how movie magic is made? Well here’s where you get to find out, as you pop behind the scenes of the movies to celebrate all things silver screen. Walt Disney Studios® Park is where the whole family can bask in the spotlight, as dazzling stories and action-packed attractions take centre stage. There’s a dream role perfect for each family member at Walt Disney Studios® Park. Young imaginations become star-struck before a world of special effects shows and amazing interaction, while your family’s rising stars will steal the show on our action-packed attractions.


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Smart tips With so much to do and see in the two Disney® Parks with over 50 attractions, shows and entertainment, we recommend you visit for four days. Here are some tips to make your visit more magical.

Fastpass® Save time with Fastpass®, a free service to cut down your queuing time at some of the most popular attractions in both Disney® Parks.

Single Rider Squeeze as much of the magic as possible into your stay by reducing the waiting time at several attractions with the free Single Rider service.

Baby Switch Visiting with Young Children? This is a free service which allows parents to take turns on adult rides, without having to wait in line a second time.

Photopass Disney PhotoPass+ Service is the picture perfect way to capture your magical moments in great photos — and get everyone in the picture!

Make sure you don’t miss With unforgettable seasonal shows, parades and events throughout the year, it’s always a good time to visit Disneyland® Paris. Here’s just a taste of some magical events to come: Season Of The Force Fulfill your Star Wars destiny from 14th January to 26th March 2017, as Walt Disney Studios® Park awakens with the Season of the Force, blasting you to a galaxy far, far away, where breathtaking shows propel you into the most epic of space sagas. Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary Feel the magic like never before from 26th March 2017, as Disneyland® Paris turns spectacularly sparkly to celebrate its 25th Anniversary.

Add an extra magical dimension with a stay in a Disney® Hotel Extend the fairytale bliss of your visit to the Disney® Parks by checking into one of seven Disney® Hotels, each with its own distinct theming and enjoy the following exclusive benefits: • Conveniently located so you can stroll to the Disney Parks or take the free shuttles. • Luxurious Suites and Club Rooms offer exclusive advantages, ensuring royal treatment for Princes and Princesses of all ages. • Entrance tickets to both Disney® parks for the duration of stay is included in the cost. • Up to two Extra Magic Hours of privileged access in certain areas of the Disneyland Park allows your family to access some of the most popular attractions before regular Disney Parks opening hours.

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France • Paris • Disney® Hotels Disneyland® Hotel ★★★★★ Put the icing on your stay with a dream come true Disney experience at its grandest and relax like royalty. The Disneyland® Hotel is a five star magic castle-themed hotel located right at the entrance of the park. Suites and Castle Club Rooms are perfect to make the magic go further for princes and princesses of all ages, and offer a host of exclusive benefits including a private reception area, free soft drinks and afternoon snacks in the Castle Club lounge, “VIP FASTPASS®” for all occupants for the duration of the stay and a private lift straight to the gates of Disneyland® Park. 496 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, interconnecting rooms, indoor pool and fitness centre.

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Disney’s Hotel New York® ★★★★ Settle down and tuck up tight in stylish 1930s New York. This wonderful Manhattan inspired property sits on the banks of the Lake Disney®. It boasts beautiful contemporary art-deco style décor and is situated a 10-minute walk from the Disney® Parks and near the Disney® Village. It offers a wide range of amenities and quality services. The spacious art deco-themed suites are located on the upper floors of the hotel and come with many benefits including “VIP FASTPASS®” for all occupants for the duration of stay. 565 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, interconnecting rooms, indoor and outdoor pool and fitness centre.

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Disney’s Newport Bay Club® ★★★★ Set your crew on course for a stay that’s nautical and nice. The newly refurbished Disney’s Newport Bay Club® evokes the tradition of grand American resorts, in particular that of a 19th century New England mansion. Easily identified by its symbolic lighthouse on the lake shore, this hotel is located right on Lake Disney with an elegant atmosphere of the marina, and is only a 15-minute walk to Disney® Village. The beautiful ensuite guestrooms are decorated in nautical blue and white, a theme that is featured throughout the hotel. 1,093 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, interconnecting rooms, outdoor and indoor pools, fitness centre, jacuzzi and sauna.

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Disney’s Sequoia Lodge® ★★★ A forest lodge inspired by America’s national parks, where the best bits of the wilderness meet cosy creature comforts. The Sequoia Lodge faces Lake Disney®, a few minutes’ walk from the parks. A magnificent fireplace gives the lodge a homely feel. Montana Lake Side rooms offer views of Lake Disney®. The Rio Grande Rooms are located in a quieter area of the hotel and have direct access to the path leading to the Disney Parks. 1,011 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, interconnecting rooms, outdoor and indoor pools, fitness centre, sauna and steam bath.

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Radisson Blu Hotel ★★★★ Located at Disneyland® Paris, the stylish Radisson Blu Hotel lies on the premises of Golf Disneyland®. Its warm atmosphere, contemporary decor and landscaped surroundings combined with high standards of service make it one of the finest hotels. 250 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, outdoor playground area, interconnecting rooms, indoor pool, fitness centre, sauna, steam bath and golf courses.

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Vienna House Dream Castle Hotel ★★★★ This beautiful hotel is only a short complimentary shuttle ride from Disney® Parks and Disney Village®. Guests are offered a choice of immaculately furnished rooms that come with all the modern comforts to ensure a relaxed as well as a pleasant stay. 397 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, limited hours of room service, shop, interconnecting rooms, indoor pool, children’s pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna, jacuzzi and massage treatments.

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Vienna House Magic Circus Hotel ★★★★ This spacious, relaxed and charming family hotel is set right beside a serene lake and is only a short complimentary shuttle ride from Disney® Park and Disney Village®. Rooms have a circus theme and offer views of the garden or the lake. 396 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, limited hours of room service, complimentary kids’ programmes, shop, interconnecting rooms, indoor pool, children’s pool and fitness centre.

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Shopping at La Vallée Village Visit this must-do outlet shopping destination where fashion fans can pick up great designer brands at irresistible prices, during your stay at Disneyland® Paris. As an Emirates Holidays customer you can enjoy a whole host of exclusive benefits and discounts that include: • Complimentary return transfers from Disney® Hotels and Partner Hotels to La Vallée Village • VIP card (10% further reduction in six boutiques of your choice)* • Boutiques directory • Hands-free Shopping service for an effortless shopping • A gourmet break in the Village * Offer not combinable with other reductions.

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France • Welcome to Paris France’s elegant capital, Paris, evokes images of grand romances, masterful architecture, sophisticated fine dining at its best and splendid museums and art galleries. Of all Europe’s capitals, Paris is undoubtedly the most glamorous. Haute cuisine and haute couture mix comfortably with the avant-garde. Whilst modern Paris may give the illusion of being a cosmopolitan city, its French culture is evident right from its berets to its baguettes and its boules to its brioche. Extend your stay in Disneyland® Paris where make believe is real and fairytales come to life. Enjoy thrills and excitement with the entire family and make childhood fantasies come alive. Visit Parc Astérix located just outside Paris offering great attractions and shows.

Paris sightseeing An ideal introduction to this enthralling city, on the Paris Discovery Tour see the Cathédrale Notre Dame, the trendy Marais district, the Latin Quarter, La Basilique du Sacré-Coeur, Montmartre and The Louvre. On the Cruise and Illuminations Tour, cruise along the river Seine in the evening admiring the illuminated monuments, islands and bridges on either side. Enjoy a half-day guided tour of the Louvre Museum to admire the Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory of Samothrace and the famed Mona Lisa. Discover treasures in the world’s largest museum at leisure as you explore other sections and exhibits.

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Take a full-day guided tour of the Palace of Versailles and discover the captivating history of this majestic Palace that has been on the World Heritage list for 30 years. Feel the ceremony of King Louis XIV’s court, view the Hall of Mirrors, the Gardens of Versailles and the King’s and Queen’s Bedroom. Experience a night to remember with dinner and a spectacular show at the famous Moulin Rouge. Dine in style and enjoy the ‘Féerie’ Show with beautiful Doriss Girls in their costumes of feathers, great coloured sets created by Italian artists, the giant Aquarium and original music played by 80 musicians and 60 chorus singers. Perfect for a romantic night out, enjoy a one-of-a-kind dining experience at the luxurious award-winning 58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant. Enjoy an elegant three-course meal overlooking Paris. Admire each other and the views of Champ de Mars, Les Invalides, Montparnasse Tower, Montmartre and the rest of the sparkling City of Lights below.

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• Paris is one of the world’s gastronomic capitals and is home to renowned patisseries Ladurée located on Champs Elysées or Rue Royale and Fauchon located on Place de la Madeline. Sample the cakes and famous hot chocolate at Angelina’s Rue De Rivoli and try Bertillon’s ice creams at Ile de La cité.

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• Explore the pedestrian streets of St. Michel and St. Germain like the local Parisians and enjoy the best city views from the Eiffel Tower, Tour Montparnasse, Montmartre and the roof top of the Arc de Triomphe. • Paris continues to live up to its reputation for excellent nightlife. The famous nightspots like the Moulin Rouge, Lido and Crazy Horse still exist, whilst popular modern live music venues and clubs abound in Oberkampf, Bastille, Menilmontant and Gambetta.


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Ideally situated just steps from the Champs Elysées and Arc de Triomphe, Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris is the most exciting luxury hotel in the City of Lights, combining Parisian Chic with relaxed sophistication. The luxurious chic décor is in tune with the art deco heritage of the building, but has a striking and inspiring individuality. Stepping into your room is like visiting a dear friend who has handed you the keys to their private home – where the décor, the ornaments and the artwork are all part of a personal story. 149 rooms and suites, two restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, indoor pool, fitness centre and spa.

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Situated just steps away from the Champs Elysées in the golden triangle of Paris, famous for high end fashion stores, the stylish Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris with its signature floral displays redefines luxury in the City of Light. The palatial rooms and suites are decorated in classical French style and most of them have private terraces that offer stunning views of the Eiffel Tower or Paris city. Parisian landmarks including Musée d’Orsay, and shopping districts such as Faubourg Saint Honoré Street are all close by. 244 rooms and suites, three restaurants, two lounges, indoor pool and spa.

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Paris Marriott Hotel Champs Elysées ★★★★★

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This prestigious hotel is located directly on the Champs Elysées within walking distance of the Arc de Triomphe. The George V Metro station is only a few steps away and provides direct access to many of the city’s attractions. Also just a few steps away are quaint bistros and boutiques that line the pedestrian walkways. All rooms are contemporary in style and feature luxurious amenities. The property’s ease of access and high standard of facilities make it an ideal choice of residence for the holiday maker. 192 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, fitness centre and sauna.

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This charming hotel is located in the heart of Paris very close to the Concorde Square and the Champs Elysées. It offers spectacular views of the city and is the ideal place to stay for exclusive shopping at Faubourg Saint Honoré with its luxury flagships and designer boutiques. The nearby Concorde Metro Station is just a few steps away and provides convenient access to all of Paris’s famous sites. The well-appointed guest rooms and suites offer a range of amenities to ensure a relaxing stay. 172 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, shop, beauty salon, fitness centre, spa, sauna, steam bath and massage treatments.

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Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe ★★★★★ This modern deluxe hotel is a 15-minute walk from Champs Elysées and a 10-minute walk to the Arc de Triomphe. The upscale rooms and suites are spacious and tastefully decorated in art deco style. Courcelles Metro Station is less than five minutes’ walking from the hotel. 86 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, shop, beauty salon, interconnecting rooms, fitness centre, spa, sauna, steam bath and massage treatments. Upgrade your stay to an Executive Room, which offer more space and come with a host of benefits including access to the Executive Lounge.

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Hôtel Lancaster Champs Elysées ★★★★★ The classic and elegant Hôtel Lancaster is located in the most fashionable area of the famous Avenue des Champs Elysées - the Golden Triangle where the flagship stores of most of the luxury brands are situated. Within walking distance you’ll find iconic Parisian monuments and museums such as the Arc de Triomphe, the Grand Palais, the Petit Palais and the Louvre Museum. The contemporary guestrooms and suites come with a traditional touch and are mostly situated around a beautiful courtyard that provides guests with a calm and peaceful atmosphere. 56 rooms and suites, gourmet restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, fitness centre and sauna.

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Le Belmont Hotel Champs Elysées ★★★★ Set in a typical Parisian building from the 19th century, this boutique hotel is located in the famous Golden Triangle in Paris, just a few steps away from the Champs Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, Avenue George V and Avenue Montaigne. Upscale, intimate soundproofed guestrooms are traditionally decorated and come with outstanding amenities and technology. Le Belmont Champs Elysées is 400 metres from Charles de GaulleEtoile Metro and RER Stations, providing direct access to various Parisian attractions and Disneyland Paris. 74 rooms and suites, breakfast room, lounge, fitness centre and spa.

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Hôtel California Champs Elysées ★★★★ Conveniently located a few steps away from the famous Champs Elysées, this charming hotel offers accommodation in an intimate and elegant setting that is typically Parisian. The hotel has a unique collection of over 4,000 paintings and rooms are decorated in contemporary or Parisian style. The nearby George V Metro station is under five minutes’ walk from the hotel. Guests can unwind in the warm and cosy ambience of the hotel’s restaurant or relax at the Rouge Marine piano lounge. 174 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, interconnecting rooms and fitness room.

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Just a two-minute walk away from the shops and the bistros of the famous Champs Elysées, this stylish contemporary hotel is located at the crossroads of Paris’ fashion, entertainment and business districts. George V Metro station is under five minutes’ walk from the hotel.

Just a short distance away from Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré and the Champs Elysées, this chic hotel is an excellent choice for your stay in Paris. Saint-Philippe-du-Roule Metro station is located opposite the hotel and provides convenient access to visit Parisian attractions.

Facing the Palais de Congrés in the 17th district and just minutes away from the legendary Champs Elysées, the Le Méridien Etoile offers a convenient location. The nearby Porte Maillot Metro station is under five minutes’ walk from the hotel.

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This charming hotel is located in the legendary Marais district of Paris, with its maze of medieval streets, chic boutiques, charming restaurants, fascinating museums and art galleries. Saint-Sébastien-Froissart Metro Station is only 100 metres away.

This apartment is a three-minute walk from Esplanade de La Défense Metro Station, providing direct access to Champs Elysées. The studio and one-bedroom units feature fully equipped kitchens with a stove, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Housekeeping is provided once a week.

The Hôtel Plaza Opéra is a boutique hotel located in an area which is typical of pictureperfect tourist scenes. Place de l’Opéra and Sacré Cœur are only a few minutes away on foot or stroll down the Boulevard Haussmann to make the most of the department stores and boutiques.

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France • Welcome to Lyon, Nice and Cannes

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France’s culinary capital and gateway to the majestic Alps and picturesque Provence, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its historical and architectural landmarks.

The largest and most visited resort on the Côte d’Azur. It is arguably best known for its great weather, the famous Promenade des Anglais, the medieval old town, Vieux Nice (old town) and its architectural monuments.

The most glamorous resort on the Cote d’Azur, famous for its annual Film Festival. Cannes offers glitz and glamour in its nightlife, luxury hotels and high end restaurants but it also does have alternatives to suit all budgets.

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Join the Grand Lyon City Tour and discover the city of Lyon and enjoy its unique sights from an open top bus. A practical and fun way to see the touristic sites in Lyon that include Place Bellecour a large open square in the centre of Lyon, Notre Dame de Fourvière basilica, Parc des Hauteurs and much more.

Join a hop-on/hop-off tour and explore Nice at your own pace and see top attractions like the Promenade des Anglais, Place Garibaldi and the Chagall Museum or shop in the glamorous boutiques.

Join our excursion to Monaco. Commencing in Cannes enjoy a scenic drive along the spectacular coastline past the bay of Billionaires and its famous villas between Nice and Monaco. You will also pass by tranquil villages, modern marinas, the Villefranche Bay and citadel.

Tour the picturesque town of Annecy, located on the foot of the French Alps, also called the Venice of Savoy. Make the most of your time in France’s culinary capital with a Cooking Class. Learn how to prepare a meal using simple, mouthwatering recipes from the regions culinary tradition.

On the St. Paul de Vence, Grasse and Cannes full-day excursion. Visit Cannes and walk by the famous La Croisette Boulevard. Drive through the charming countryside of Provence to Grasse, the capital of the perfume industry. View the Alps, valleys and spectacular coastline from the amazing perched medieval village of Gourdon. End the tour in the most visited village in France, St. Paul de Vence, with ancient cobblestone lanes, ramparts and art galleries.

You will then leave France and cross the border into Monaco, where you can visit various attractions including the Old Town, the palace, the cathedral and many more. Spend some time at Casino Square, indulge in luxury shopping, and see the stunning gardens and mega-yachts in the harbor before returning to Nice.

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• Explore the picturesque Provence region, Avignon is just over two hours’ drive from Lyon.

• Go up to the summit of the neighbouring Mt. Boron and enjoy breathtaking views of the Bay of Angels and Nice Old Town

• Visit neighbouring Port Grimaud often called ‘Little Venice’, known for its canals, bridges, boutiques and charming houses.

• Extend your stay in the neighbouring Mont Blanc; France’s tallest peak.

• Visit the extraordinary St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral, the most beautiful outside of Russia.

• Visit glamorous St. Tropez, wander through the upscale fashion boutiques, people-watch at a café or marvel at the yachts in the harbor.

• Discover the whispering orchards of Burgundy, only an hour’s drive from Lyon.

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Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes ★★★★★

The lovely Grand Hôtel des Terreaux enjoys a prime location, on the edge of the historic centre of Lyon and surrounded by Lyon’s best museums, boutiques and cultural attractions.

Located on the famed Promenade des Anglais, the hotel is a prestigious address for travellers who cherish the elegance of traditional France, and is within walking distance to major museums and the shopping district.

This legendary palace hotel is one of the most renowned addresses on the French Riviera and is located on La Croisette, right across the street from the famous Palais des Festivals.

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Hotel Charlemagne Best Western, Radisson Blu Hotel Nice ★★★★ Hôtel Barrière Le Gray d’Albion, ★★★★ Lyon Cannes ★★★★ The hotel is perfectly situated on the Promenade This charming hotel offers a mix of modernity and tradition and enjoys a location in the heart of Lyon, close to many attractions and just a stone’s throw from Lyon Perrache Main Train and Metro Stations.

des Anglais with direct access to a private beach. The hotel provides impeccable service, four-star amenities, a panoramic rooftop pool with a breathtaking view and Bleu Citron restaurant serving contemporary French cuisine.

Ideally located In the heart of Cannes and yet away from the noise and bustle of La Croisette, this trendy hotel with its private beach guarantees a stay which is both stimulating and relaxing.

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France • Welcome to Monaco Nestled between Italy and France, this cliff-side Mediterranean principality is synonymous with prestige, a place where the international elite gather, a harbour for the most beautiful yachts and home to some of the world’s most celebrated events including the Formula 1® Monaco Grand Prix and the Monaco Yacht Show. Monaco offers visitors a good balance of historical and modern attractions. Visit Port Monaco promenade to admire its luxury yachts, walk through the famous streets where the annual Monaco Grand Prix takes place, tour Monaco-Ville, Monaco’s old town, visit the Prince’s Palace and the Cathedral of Monaco which is also the resting place of Princess Grace, explore the colourful Jardin Exotique, visit the Oceanographic Museum and Aquarium and the legendary cafés and restaurants in Monte Carlo.

Passport to Monaco As an Emirates Holidays customer you can enjoy a whole host of exclusive benefits and discounts offered by the Monaco Governement Tourisme Authority that include: • Complimentary helicopter transfers* between Nice Côte d’Azur international airport and Monaco heliport. • Complimentary entry to many of the Principality’s main attractions and museums including the Exotic Garden, the Oceanographic Museum and the Prince of Monaco’s Collection of Antique Cars.

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• A directory of Monaco, with useful information to discover the Principality and its best places. * Return or one way helicopter transfers, depending on the time of year: - Return from 1 January to 31 March 2017, and 1 November to 31 December 2017 - One way only from 1 April to 31 October 2017, in the Monaco to Nice direction * With a minimum stay depending on the time of year: - A minimum stay of 2 consecutive nights from from 1 January to 31 March 2017, and 1 November to 31 December 2017 - A minimum stay of 3 consecutive nights from 1 April to 31 October 2017

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• Get a taste of Italy; enjoy a scenic drive to the Italian Riviera and visit the town of Ventimiglia or San Remo, its markets are famous for leather goods, accessories, luggage and fashion. Enroute visit the charming old town, Menton – known as the ‘Pearl of France’. • Visit the resort town of Antibes. Travelling along the famous coast road you will see the glamorous towns of the French Riviera. Visit the Old Town and Billionaires Quay mega yachts in Antibes.

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Hôtel Hermitage ★★★★★

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Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo ★★★★★

This charming hotel is located in the Principality’s liveliest area and offers its guests an intimate and relaxed experience, a heaven of peace in the heart of Monte-Carlo.

Located between the Mediterranean Sea, the legendary Opéra de Monte-Carlo and in front of the Formula-1 Hairpin turn, the hotel is a lavish retreat that allows you to immerse in the region’s joie de vivre.

Nestled in the historical district, just steps away from the luxury boutiques and the Opéra de MonteCarlo, the hotel embodies the old-world glamour and modern allure of Monte-Carlo.

278 rooms and suites, 1-star Michelin restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness centre and spa.

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The stylish Monte-Carlo Bay with its sprawling gardens sits on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and offers many amenities to enrich your stay. The contemporary rooms are designed in warm colours.

This chic and contemporary seaside resort, the only one with a private beach is a few minutes from the town centre, Opéra de Monte-Carlo and the Monte Carlo sporting club. The modern rooms offer magnificent sea or city views.

This Riviera chic style hotel is located near the Port of Fontvieille, below the famous Rock of Monaco. The contemporary rooms offer views of the Mediterranean Sea, the Princess Grace Rose Garden or the mountains.

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Welcome to Italy

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The romance and beauty of Italy cannot be overstated, from the beautiful Amalfi Coast and the famed islands of Capri, Sicily and Sardinia, to the mountains and lakes of the north, such as Garda, Como and Maggiore – and then of course, there are the cities, from the living museum of Rome, to Renaissance Florence.

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Emirates gateways: Milan Malpensa Airport Rome Fiumicino Airport Venice Marco Polo Airport Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport

Whether you want to dine on delicious pasta, drift along a canal, hit the beach or marvel at beautiful cities, Italy has plenty to offer.

Distance from airport to city centre: Milan: 50 kilometres Rome: 30 kilometres Venice: 13 kilometres Bologna: 10 kilometres Time zone: Summer: GMT +2 hours Winter: GMT +1 hour Currency: Euros (EUR). No problems using credit cards, or tracking down ATMs all over the country. Languages: Italian, with English spoken in main tourist areas.

When to visit Italy enjoys a Mediterranean climate, which means hot, dry summers and cool, rainy winters. Climate varies considerably down the country – the south never gets too cold in the winter and can reach 32℃ regularly in the summer, while in the north winter gets very cold and summers can be hot and humid. The climate is milder on both counts in the centre of the country. The far north of the country has excellent ski resorts in the Alps. 268

• Visit the Amalfi Coast, one of the most beautiful parts of the country and UNESCOlisted as an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape.

As one of Italy’s top holiday destinations, Tuscany, with its spectacular rolling countryside, offers an enduring and alluring appeal. A stay in one of our ancient converted properties is sure to be a memorable one.

• Venice is utterly unique – splash out for a gondola ride or an elegant water taxi to drift along its canals. • Italy has myriad islands but some of its most sought after are Sardinia and Sicily. • Rome wasn’t built in a day – nor should it be seen in one, so allow some time to explore the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican – this is the stuff of legend. • Discover the scenic Tuscan countryside from Florence, in a classic Vespa or in a vintage Fiat 500. • If you are lucky enough to be in town when AC Milan are playing at home, definitely get a ticket to a game. The atmosphere in the stadium is incredible. • In Maranello near Bologna, test drive a Ferrari in the land of its creator Enzo Ferrari.

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Travel through Italy’s most fabled cities and step back in time at renowned historical sites. Explore the eternal city of Rome, immerse yourself in the beautiful Renaissance city, Florence and enjoy a gondola ride on the canals of Venice on this fabulous tour. Day 1-3: Rome Arrive in Rome and transfer to your hotel. The following day enjoy a walking tour of the city and cover sights including the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon. Afternoon is at leisure. The next day visit Via Condotti or Via Veneto for some retail therapy, or book a tour and visit the iconic Colosseum – ask our team for excursion suggestions. Day 4-5: Rome – Florence (277 kilometres) Collect your rental car or transfer to the train station and head toward Florence. Enjoy the best panoramic views en route. Discover the many marvels of this wonderful Renaissance city including its most famous art museums, the Duomo Cathedral or explore the neighbouring charming towns of Siena, San Gimignano and Pisa at your own pace. Day 6-7: Florence – Venice (257 kilometres) Visit the Cathedral of St. Anthony, in Padua en route to Venice where you return your car. In Venice join a panoramic walking tour and see Piazza San Marco, the Basilica of San Marco, the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Prisons. The following day experience a boat tour to the island of Murano and take part in a glass blowing demonstration. Day 8: Venice Transfer to Venice Marco Polo Airport and depart. Extend your stay in Florence or tailor make your trip and add a few nights in Pisa and Siena to discover more of Tuscany.

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Discover the Tuscan countryside and the coastal beauty of Cinque Terre. We suggest you stay a few nights in Rome or Bologna before the tour. Day 1-2: Rome or Bologna – Florence (277 or 104 kilometres) Collect your car from Rome and drive to Florence, explore the highlights of the Renaissance period and the charming Tuscan neighbourhood. Day 3: Florence – Pisa (83 kilometres) Visit the famous leaning Tower of Pisa, the Campo Santo Holy Field, the amazing Duomo, Cathedral of Pisa and the Battistero.

Day 4: Pisa – Lucca – Pisa Explore Lucca, a beautiful Tuscan town with some of Italy’s finest medieval and Renaissance architecture. Rent a bicycle and ride around the city on the ancient city wall. Day 5-7: Pisa – Monterosso (141 kilometres) Drive through the wonderful Ligurian Riviera and visit Lerici and Portovenere en route to Monterosso and explore the historic and architectural treasures. On the following days enjoy a drive through Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, admire the highlights of Golfo del Tigullio, stop in Sestri Levante to see the magnificence of Baia delle Favole and Baia del Silenzio before heading to Rapallo. You will fall in love with these pretty coastal villages with their friendly fishermen, artisans, farmers and beautiful beaches. Journey on to see the harmonious contrasts in Santa Margherita Ligure en route to Portofino, one of the most enchanting towns in the Mediterranean. Day 8: Monterosso – Milan (267 kilometres) Drop off your rental car in Milan and depart from Milan Malpensa Airport.

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This enthralling tour takes you through some of Europe’s attractive cities and enchanting villages, from fashionable Milan to the breathtaking Alpine vistas at Mont Blanc, from the enchanting country side of Geneva to the scenic Italian lakes region, this is going to be a journey of fascination and delight.

Day 1-2: Milan Arrive in Milan and transfer to your hotel. The following day you will join a half-day tour of Milan including a visit to the impressive Duomo. The next day indulge in shopping at the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele or enjoy some local Italian cuisine. We have many optional tours that you can book to further explore Milan. Day 3-4: Milan – Mont Blanc (229 kilometres) Collect your rental car, drive to Mont-Blanc and check into your hotel. While you can only ski from December to May, with world class slopes for every level, there is so much else to see and do year round. Enjoy the great outdoors trekking and hiking or play golf. Families will enjoy the Chamonix Amusement Park. Alternatively book a helicopter tour. Indulge in luxury shopping, relax at the spa and spend time at the cinema, bowling, ice rink and night spots. Day 5: Mont Blanc – Geneva (90 kilometres) Today your journey takes you through dramatic mountain scenery. Arrive at Geneva, the city hailed as Switzerland’s cultural capital. See various landmarks like Lake Geneva and the Geneva Water Fountain or just enjoy a leisurely stroll in Old Town Geneva. Day 6: Geneva – Montreaux (95 kilometres) After a short morning tour of Geneva a delightful lake side drive will take you to Montreaux. Outstanding Belle Epoque architecture, its lake, palm trees, terraced hills and mountains make Montreux Riviera one of the top destinations in Switzerland. Day 7: Montreaux – Zermatt (140 kilometres) Visit the impressive Chateau Chillon and then continue your climb into the Alps to Zermatt in the shadow of the Matterhorn. Day 8: Zermatt A full day to explore this idyllic car free town. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Matterhorn or take the gondola into the mountains or the historic Gornergrat train to experience snow in summer. Day 9-10: Zermatt – Lake Maggiorre (160 kilometres) Today you cross into Italy and reach the lovely Italian lakes region. Take in the scenery of the lakes and surrounding mountains. Explore the chic town of Stresa, hop on a boat for a cruise around the lake. Visit the Borromean Islands, Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Bella. Day 11: Lake Maggiorre – Milan (50 kilometres) After breakfast drive to Milan Malpensa Airport to drop your car and depart.

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Immerse yourself in history, culture and food on this marvellous tour. Go back in time in San Marino the oldest surviving sovereign state and constitutional republic in the world. Day 1-2: Bologna Arrive in Bologna. Collect your rental car and head to your hotel. The following day choose from the various optional excursions we have to explore Bologna or explore the Motor Valley highway that runs by several supercar museums and factories, which include names like Ferrari and Lamborghini. Day 3: Bologna – San Marino – Urbino (170 kilometres) Depart for Le Marche region, on the way we suggest a stop to discover medieval San Marino Republic. Continue your journey to charming Urbino - a jewel in the artistic world of the Renaissance period and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Marvel at the fascinating discoveries here which reveal glimpses of the Renaissance perfection. Day 4: Urbino – Gradara – Urbino (61 kilometres) Discover the impressive fortified medieval village Gradara. Enjoy old world charm with a stroll along its fortified walls; continue your walk through a drawbridge to the courtyard and inner rooms which portrays its ancient splendour. Day 5-6: Urbino – Numana (120 kilometres) After breakfast, head to the charming Italian Riviera town Numana. The pebble beaches and the secluded coves here are of rare beauty. Do not miss to visit its old town ‘Numana alta’ situated on top of a cliff overlooking the sea. Day 7: Numana – Bologna (234 kilometres) Drop off your rental car at Bologna Airport and depart.

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Welcome to Rome • Italy

emiratesholidays.com In its 2,500 year history Rome has acquired a marvelous concentration of history, architecture and legend. Built on seven hills and known as the eternal city, Rome was the cultural centre of the ancient world. The City of ‘La Dolce Vita’ contains countless masterpieces from the Imperial Golden Era such as the Roman Forum and Colosseum and the Circus Maximus while not forgetting more recent masterpieces such as the Trevi Fountain and Michelangelo’s ornate and instantly recognisable ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Today Rome is a modern, cosmopolitan city, brimming with culture and sophistication, yet a piece of history is around every corner. Throw a few coins in the Trevi Fountain, climb the Spanish steps, visit the Pantheon and marvel at the magnitude of the Colosseum and the elegance and opulence of the Vatican.

Rome sightseeing On a half-day Classical Rome Tour, visit the timeless monuments of Rome. Admire the Trevi Fountain, La Colonna di Marco Aurelio, Palazzo di Montecitorio designed by Bernini, visit the Pantheon, Palazzo Madama, seat of the senate and Piazza Navona. Admire St. Peter’s Square, explore the Basilica and marvel at Michelangelo’s La Pietà and Bernini’s bronze canopy. The half-day Vatican City Tour reveals the splendours of the Vatican covering over 40 hectares. Although it is the world’s smallest independent sovereign state, the wealth of treasures and history it contains would be the envy of many large countries. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, St. Peter’s Square and The Vatican Palace which houses the Sistine Chapel. Embark on a half-day prestige Colosseum Exclusive Tour with underground and Third Tier access. Journey through tunnels where lions and tigers once roared from their cages and gladiators sharpened their swords. Climb to the third tier and marvel at the magnitude of the Colosseum. Climb the Palatine Hill and ponder views over Nero’s Circus Maximus. Take a half-day tour of Rome on the back of a Vintage Vespa with your expert guide/driver. See the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain and peer through the famous keyhole at the Piazza of the Knights of Malta on Aventine Hill. The Roma Pass Ticket is valid for 72 hours and includes public transport, entry to more than 45 monuments, museums and archaeological sites.

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Rome experiences • Explore the city’s cafés, restaurants and haggle with street vendors. Head for Campo de’ Fiori and sample fabulous cuisine in specialty food shops, trattorias, outdoor markets, gourmet shops, bakeries and gelato stalls. Visit the Trastevere area, which offers great restaurants and the feel of a traditional small Italian town. • Indulge the children with something very special. Enrol them in mock Gladiator School for half a day and let them learn about the history of ancient Roman gladiators, try on toy replicas of ancient weaponry and armour and learn how to fight like a gladiator. • Rome caters to every budget from local fashions in artisan workshops to the likes of Prada and Gucci on Via Condotti and Via Veneto. Via del Corso has reasonably priced shops and high street chains. Buy handmade leather goods, perfume, accessories, clothing and toys. • Just a 15-minute drive from the city centre, head to Monte Mario, Rome’s highest peak. Though it’s slightly off the beaten path for most tourists, the glistening view of the entire city is well worth an evening visit.

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Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts ★★★★★ This resort hotel – the only one in the Eternal City, offers panoramic views of historic Rome and is situated in a 15-acre private Mediterranean park close to the Vatican. 370 rooms and suites, two restaurants, four lounges, 24-hour room service, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness centre and spa.

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Located in the heart of the city near the famed Via Veneto, this luxurious hotel is a 15-minute walk from the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and the designer boutiques along Via Condotti. A landmark hotel, it boasts an extraordinary collection of suites to meet different guest preferences.

An elegant hotel enjoying a glamorous position in the exclusive Via Veneto lined with designer shops and outdoor cafés next to the Villa Borghese gardens. Spagna Metro Station is less than ten minutes’ walking from the hotel. 156 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service and fitness centre.

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This modern hotel is ideally situated in the historic centre of the city between Piazza del Popolo and the Spanish Steps, close to the Vatican City and the shopping streets. Lepanto Metro Station is under ten minutes’ walk from the hotel.

Conveniently located near Piazza Navona, this hotel combines stylish contemporary décor with personalised service and with a rooftop terrace with stunning view over the Pantheon. Design rooms furnished with attention given to details and equipped with amenities for an unique stay.

Hotel Diana boasts a convenient location near the Opera House and is within walking distance of the main shopping streets, Via Sistina, Via Condotti and Via Veneto and many historical sights. Termini Station is only a few steps away and provides convenient access to the city’s attractions and to the airports.

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Welcome to Milan and Venice • Italy

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Considered the financial and fashion capital of Italy, Milan also holds some of Italy’s most famous attractions including ancient churches, medieval castles, renaissance palaces, remarkable architecture, impressive museums, great shopping and divine culinary delights.

A truly unique city on the calm waters of the Aegean built some 1,500 years ago, consisting of 117 islands linked by some 400 bridges and numerous canals that weave their way past beautiful shop houses, villas and churches. It boasts a colourful history, was the birth place of iconic figures such as Marco Polo and Giacomo Casanova.

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The half-day city and Skip the Line Leonardo Da Vinci Last Supper Tour includes a visit to the Duomo, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the Teatro alla Scala and a panoramic city bus tour to see the major attractions, the last of which is a pre-booked, guaranteed exclusive entry and an intimate viewing of Da Vinci’s Last Supper.

On your Venice walking tour and Gondola ride see glorious architecture from Piazza San Marco, to the Teatro la Fenice, past the Palazzo Contarini’s flamboyant Scala del Bavolo spiral staircase to the Rialto Bridge lined with shops.

Join a tour of Milan’s San Siro Stadium, one of the temples of football and the largest stadium in Italy. Visit the grandstands, the locker rooms, the bleachers, the field and the museum. Enjoy day trips to Lake Maggiore, Verona and Lake Garda. Embark on a full-day Milan Shopping Tour at the Serravalle Outlets, a unique village with over 200 top Italian and international brands with prices discounted from 30-70%.

Join our Skip the Line Doges Palace Tour, cross the bridge of Sighs, visit the famous prisons of the Doges Palace and see the opulent chambers and the fabulous artwork by some of Venice’s most celebrated artists. On the magical Murano Glass Blowing and Burano Lace Making Tour, visit a workshop in Murano and watch a glassmaker create wondrous pieces of Murano glass art. Then travel to the picturesque island of Burano, famed for its intricate and exquisitely made lace and brightly hued fishermen’s houses.

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• Visit Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of the oldest and most beautiful shopping centres in the world and is home to various famous brands such as Louis Vuitton, Armani and Versace.

• Sail along the Grand Canal aboard a gondola and discover hidden jewels along the narrow canals.

• If you’re lucky enough to be in town when AC Milan is playing at home, definitely get a ticket to a game. The atmosphere in the stadium is incredible!

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• Don’t miss the magnificent Café Florian on Piazza San Marco. It can be one of the most expensive places to enjoy a drink but the atmosphere is worth such an experience. • The best way to get around is the Vaporetto, which is the Venetian water bus.

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Boscolo Milano Autograph Collection ★★★★★

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This elegant boutique hotel is located in the heart of Milan, adjacent to the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and a few steps away from the Duomo Cathedral. It is also within walking distance from the shopping district in Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga.

The Westin Palace is one of Milan’s finest hotels and is located in the heart of Milan’s business district. The hotel is within walking distance of the Duomo, the world-famous shopping streets and the church of Santa Maria Delle, which houses Leonardo’s Last Supper.

The trendy Boscolo Milano enjoys an unbeatable location right in the centre of Milan, a few minutes’ walk from the Duomo and the exclusive shopping street of Via Montenapoleone. San Babila Metro station is under five minutes’ walk from the hotel.

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Doria Grand ★★★★

A nice hotel surrounded by Milan’s iconic sights and attractions is just a few steps from the gothic Duomo Cathedral, Milan’s exclusive fashion street Via Montenapoleone and the world renowned La Scala Opera Theatre.

Located in the heart of the business district, only 600 metres away from the central train station. The hotels modern design will impress you from the moment you arrive. Sondrio Metro Station, next to the hotel provides easy access to Milan’s attractions.

A classic style hotel conveniently located five minutes’ walk from the Corso Buenos Aires shopping street and the central train station. Set among the Loreto, Caiazzo and Lima Metro Stations, the Doria Grand offers a wonderful base from which to explore this beautiful city.

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Palladio Hotel & SPA ★★★★★

A truly authentic Venetian-style palazzo, overlooking the Grand Canal and situated only steps away from Piazza San Marco. The stunning gothic façade, lavish décor an furnishings reflect Venetian opulence at its best.

Regarded as Venice’s oldest hotel, the Luna Hotel Baglioni dates back to the 12th century and is located right behind Piazza San Marco. St. Mark’s Square, the Grand Teatro La Fenice and the Rialto Bridge are all within five minutes’ walking distance.

The hotel is tucked away from the crowds and bustle, housed in a magnificent 16th century convent on Giudecca Island facing St. Mark’s Square. A free shuttle boat is offered to the Bauer Palazzo, sister property of the hotel, located at Saint Mark’s Square.

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Hotel Principe ★★★★

Housed in five 18th-century buildings, this elegant hotel is located in Venice’s designershopping district and is a 10-minute walk from Piazza San Marco and its outdoor cafés and restaurants, the Doge’s Palace, the Rialto Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs.

Situated on the Grand Canal close to the Scalzi Bridge and not far from the Rialto Bridge and the Piazza San Marco. It is located in an ancient and historic building, yet provides modern comforts and facilities and is only minutes away from the fine dining, shopping and entertainment areas of Venice.

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Starhotels Splendid ★★★★

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Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal ★★★★ A family-run hotel ideally located overlooking the Grand Canal close to Santa Lucia Train Station. The rooms are beautifully appointed in 18th century Venetian-style décor and equipped with modern facilities. 145 rooms and suites, restaurant and lounge.

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Italy • Welcome to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast

Positano, Amalfi Coast

Rome

Overlooking the Bay of Naples, Sorrento combines all the attractions of a town with the relaxed ambience of a resort. Just over two hour’s drive from Rome, Sorrento is an ideal year round destination and makes a good base to explore the charming Amalfi Coast on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula. It is well-connected by sea, road, bus and the Circumvesuviana metro train from Naples.

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Join our tour to the picturesque Mediterranean island Capri. Visit the hilltop village of Anacapri, for breathtaking views over the Gulf of Naples. The chic town of Capri is known for its designer shops and busy little lanes that wind between traditional whitewashed buildings. The dazzling Blue Grotto experience should not be missed.

Explore Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. Travel along the Amalfi Coast and enjoy splendid views of the beautiful fishing villages and secluded bays. Explore Piazza dei Mulini in Positano, the stunning Cathedral of St. Andrew in Amalfi and discover some of the most beautiful seaside villas in Ravello in our full-day Amalfi Tour.

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Hilton Sorrento Palace ★★★★

Grand Hotel Royal ★★★★

Grand Hotel Vesuvio ★★★★

Overlooking the bustling town of Sorrento and offering breathtaking views of the Neapolitan coastline, this modern luxury hotel enjoys a convenient location and is only a 10-minute walk from the historical centre and the beach of Sorrento. The Hilton Sorrento Palace combines modern design with breathtaking views and is a popular family retreat, boasting a kid’s club and child-friendly rooms.

The elegant Grand Hotel Royal is located on a cliff top above the sea, overlooking the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. The hotel is set within a large historic park with an assortment of exotic plants, dazzling camellias, orange and lemon trees and is only a five-minute walk from Circumvesuviana Railway Station, which connects Sorrento with Naples.

The family friendly Grand Hotel Vesuvio sits in the hills behind Sorrento, surrounded by lemon and olive groves. Rooms are bright and spacious with tiled floors and classic furniture. From its hillside setting, the hotel offers up widescreen views of the Bay of Naples. It’s a 20-minute walk down into the town centre from the hotel, or you can take the hotel’s courtesy bus.

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Welcome to Tuscany, Umbria and Bologna • Italy

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Beautiful Umbrian Alley with Ancient Buildings

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Tuscany

Umbria

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The Tuscan capital Florence has many impressive sights including some of Italy’s best museums, beautiful cathedrals, interesting streets and squares with elegant buildings and shops. Key attractions include the impressive Duomo – the Cathedral de Santa Maria del Fiore, Uffizi Gallery, Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio – Florence’s first bridge across the river Arno.

Often called the green heart of Italy, the unsung region Umbria is best known for its scenic rolling hills and rich history. Nestled amongst this region is a host of medieval hillside towns, boasting culture, charm and delicious cuisine.

Known as the ‘European Capital of Culture’, the city of Bologna is a well-kept secret – a fascinating and beautiful town where you get a strong feel for the ‘real’ Italy. Bologna is a vibrant tourism centre as well as a perfect gateway for travellers looking to explore the neighbouring cities of Florence, Verona, Parma and Pisa. It also offers access to an impressive selection of motor museums, showcasing some of the world’s finest super cars and bikes. Visits to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, Maserati Panini Collection in Modena, the Ducati Museum in Bologna, and the Lamborghini Museum in the town of Sant’Agata should not be missed.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, San Gimignano is a stunning medieval, hilltop walled town surrounded by beautiful Tuscan countryside. Siena is one of Italy’s loveliest medieval cities and is built on three hills surrounded by olive groves and orchards. It is home to winding alleyways, steep steps and famed cultural sites. The charming Tuscan jewel Pisa is famous for its architectural masterpiece ‘The Leaning Tower’ and the surrounding monuments on the Pizza dei Miracoli. Lucca, Tuscany’s best-kept secret, is a perfectly preserved jewel of medieval architecture and buildings.

Perugia the capital of Umbria is a city full of charm and history. Every ancient gate, alley, piazza, palazzo and church will capture your imagination; and every museum and gallery will impress you with a sense of history, culture and art. The fabled Umbrian town Assisi is one of the most famous pilgrimage site in Italy. Enjoy leisurely strolls through the charming squares and narrow streets of its old town. The lovey hill town Spoleto is one of the most romantic cities in Italy. It is intimate, charming and has several genuine artistic treasures. Treat yourself to a nice meal. The regional cuisine is abundant with robust ingredients such as truffles, mushrooms, fine cured meats, mountain cheeses and local grape.

The Bolognese are passionate about food and the city is famed for excellent cuisine – known as ‘La grassa’ or the fat lady. A visit to the Parmigiano Reggiano cheese factory is highly recommended for those interested to discover the secrets of the King of Cheese.

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Grand Hotel Majestic Gia Bagioni, Bologna ★★★★★

The St. Regis Florence ★★★★★

This luxurious palace is the most prestigious hotel in Bologna, and is located in the heart of the city on Via Indipendenza, within walking distance of Piazza Maggiore and the famous Two Towers.

Ideally located in the historic centre of Florence, the St. Regis is a historic Florentine jewel, designed by Brunelleschi. Newly refurbished, and with Arno views, it appeals to travellers who appreciate proximity to shops and sights, and the highest standards of five-star pampering.

109 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24hour room service, fitness centre and lounge.

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Starhotels Michelangelo, Florence ★★★★ The elegant Michelangelo Florence enjoys a convenient location only a 10-minute walk from Santa Maria Novella Train Station. The nearby Porta al Prato tram stop provides links to tourist attractions in Florence. 119 rooms and suites, restaurant and lounge.

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Star Hotel Excelsior, Bologna ★★★★ Hotel Bernini Palace, Florence ★★★★ The Star Hotel Excelsior enjoys a convenient

Hotel Adler Cavalieri, Florence ★★★★

location, opposite Bologna’s central railway station. Rooms are decorated in chic, contemporary style with some offering views of Bologna’s famous medieval towers. The Bologna Cathedral and the central square of Piazza Maggiore are within walking distance.

Bernini Palace is situated opposite the Palazzo Vecchio in the very heart of cultural Florence. Traditional in style and offering a peaceful atmosphere, the hotel is a stone’s throw away from the River Arno and the shopping streets of Via Tornabuoni.

The charming Adler Cavalieri, originally an 19th century palace, boasts a great location in the historic centre of the city. The hotel is only a short walk from the Santa Maria Novella railway station and various famous attractions including the Brunelleschi’s and the Giotto’s bell tower.

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Tuscany and Umbria Hotels • Italy

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Hotel Athena, Siena ★★★★ Hotel Athena is situated in the heart of the old town centre inside Siena’s historic walls, but outside the restricted traffic area. Piazza del Campo and the Cathedral are just a few minutes’ walk away. Guest rooms offer all modern comforts and some provide splendid views of the surrounding countryside. 100 rooms and suites, restaurant and lounge.

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Hotel L’ Antico Pozzo, San Gimignano ★★★ This impressive medieval heritage hotel is set in a carefully renovated 15th century building and is located within the ancient walls, on the less crowded stretch of the town’s main street Via San Matteo. The charming rooms offer the utmost comfort in a truly magical atmosphere. 18 rooms and breakfast room.

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Grand Hotel Duomo, Pisa ★★★★ The elegant Grand Hotel enjoys a convenient location in Via Santa Maria, only 50 metres from one of Italy’s signature sights – the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The hotel is a 20-minute walk from both Pisa S.Rossore and Pisa central stations. 93 rooms, restaurant, lounge and limited hour room service.

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Hotel Ilaria & Residenza dell’Alba, Lucca ★★★★

Hotel Sina Brufani Palace, Perugia ★★★★★

Hotel dei Duchi, Spoleto ★★★★

Hotel Ilaria and its delightful annex Residenza dell’Alba is located in the centre of Lucca, inside the Renaissance city walls. Renovated from Villa Buonvisi’s historic stables and a 14th century church, this elegant hotel is a 20-minute stroll from Lucca Railway Station.

Situated within the historical centre of Perugia, within walking distance from the main historical sites, this prestigious hotel offers breathtaking panoramic views across the green hills of Umbria and the medieval rooftops.

This charming hotel is centrally located within the gardens of the Ancajani Park. The comfortable rooms offer fantastic views of the nearby Roman Theatre or the spectacular Spoleto valley.

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Welcome to Cyprus

Charming Cypriot Village Lofou, Near Limassol

Aphrodite Birthplace

Cyprus

At a glance Emirates gateway: Larnaca International Airport Distance from airport to city centre: 5 kilometres Time zone: Summer: GMT +3 hours Winter: GMT +2 hours

A place where ancient legends meet relaxed Mediterranean lifestyle, this island hotspot is home to popular resorts such as Ayia Napa, Protaras, Limassol and Paphos. But look beyond the beaches and you’ll find a refreshing contrast of pine-clad hills and remote monasteries.

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Currency: Euro (EUR) Languages: Around 80% of Cypriots speak Greek as their common language and approximately 11% speak Turkish. While English, German and French are spoken in major travel hubs.

When to visit A very appealing Mediterranean climate makes it possible to enjoy pleasant weather year-round. Things heat up from around April, which is the start of the long, hot summer. Winters are relatively mild with rain between December and February.

Explore the Troodos Mountains and Visit top attractions such as the Chrysoroyiatissa and Kykkos Monasteries dedicated to the Virgin Mary on a full-day tour. The pure cool air and breathtaking views are in complete contrast with the lively resorts of the coast. Join our Paphos Historical day tour from Limassol, Discover UNESCO-listed Tombs of the Kings, the famous House of Dionysus mosaics and the much-romanticized Rock of Aphrodite.

Cyprus TROODOS MOUNTAINS

Paphos

Experience contrasting culture, the capital Nicosia, explore impressive historic monuments and savour delicious cuisine on our Northern Cyprus day tour from Limassol.

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Palm Beach Hotel and Bungalows, Larnaca ★★★★

Anassa, Polis ★★★★★

This popular, family-friendly hotel has been extensively renovated and is ideally located on its private long sandy beach amidst stunning tropical and Mediterranean gardens overlooking the sea, close to Larnaca city-centre. Guest rooms are decorated in contemporary style and offer either garden or sea views.

Anassa is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty close to the breathtakingly rugged Troodos Mountains and offers breathtaking sea views and a wealth of wellness and leisure possibilities within a luxurious village setting.

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Cyprus Beach Resorts • Cyprus

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The Four Seasons Hotel, Limassol ★★★★★ The Four Seasons Hotel lies on a sandy beach east of Limassol. This resort is the pinnacle of luxury and style, combining impeccable facilities with world-class hospitality and service. Indulge your senses at the only Shiseido Spa on the island. 302 rooms and suites, four restaurants, four lounges, 24-hour room service, complimentary kindergarten available to children from three to eight years of age, complimentary kids’ club, babysitting, two outdoor swimming pools with one for adults only, indoor pool, fitness centre, spa, floodlit tennis court, diving school with PADI approved instructor and watersports.

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Mediterranean Beach Hotel, Limassol ★★★★ Recently renovated, this hotel boasts some of the best coastal views as well as one of the finest beaches in Limassol. Its contemporary design reflects the colours and ambience of the Mediterranean. The Aquum Health Spa offers the ultimate spa experience to rebalance body, mind and soul. 292 rooms and suites, five restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour room service, complimentary kids’ club available from April to October to children from four to 12 years of age, babysitting, indoor and outdoor pool and children’s pool, fitness centre, spa and a variety of watersports.

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Elysium Hotel, Paphos ★★★★★ This palatial beachside hotel has been creatively designed to reflect the history and culture of ancient Paphos with a strong Byzantine influence, providing guests with a relaxing and unique environment. All rooms have a balcony or terrace offering picturesque views of the lush grounds or the Mediterranean Sea. The Opium Health Spa is a piece of paradise offering a range of ESPA treatments. The hotel is only 10 minutes away from the picturesque harbour of Paphos. 250 rooms and suites, five restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour room service, complimentary kids’ club available from April to October to children from three to 11 years of age, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa and tennis courts.

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Capo Bay Hotel, Protaras, near Agia Napa ★★★★ A modern, family-oriented hotel and one of the few properties in Protaras that offers both beach and easy access to local attractions such as Cape Greko where you can go walking or cycling. The hotel provides numerous activities and facilities for all ages and interests. At the Oneiro Spa, considered one of the best Protaras Spa hubs, guests can experience ELEMIS branded treatments. 225 rooms and suites, three restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour room service, hairdresser, complimentary kids’ club available from April to October to children from four to 12 years of age, interconnecting rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, floodlit tennis court and watersports.

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Welcome to Malta

Valletta Harbour

Azure Window, Gozo Island

Malta

At a glance Emirates gateway: Malta International Airport Distance from airport to city centre: 9 kilometres Time zone: Summer: GMT +2 hours Winter: GMT +1 hour

This small group of islands offers some of the Mediterranean’s most unique sights and experiences, from the spectacular medieval cities of Valetta and Mdina to natural wonders such as the Blue Grotto and the tranquility of Gozo and Comino. The food and culture is a compelling mixture of the Med’s best elements.

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Currency: Euro (EUR) Languages: The official languages are Maltese and English, while Italian is widely spoken.

When to visit Malta is a great place to visit year-round. The hottest period is between July and September when temperatures average around 30°C. Spring and autumn are very pleasant seasons with temperatures in the low 20°C. Even in winter, Malta averages around 15°C, although it gets more rain at this time of year.

Intercontinental Malta ★★★★★

Malta packs a lot of history, culture and attractions into a relatively small country, making it easy to see an impressive range of natural and man-made wonders on your trip. • Take in the harbour views and historic sights of the capital Valetta, which is a Unesco World Heritage site.

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• Enjoy the quieter side of Malta by visiting the peaceful island of Gozo – only a short ferry hop from the main island.

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• Explore the peaceful ancient walled city of Mdina with its archaeological treasures and enjoy the complete absence of any cars.

Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort ★★★★

200 rooms and suites, nine restaurants, seven lounges, indoor and outdoor pools.

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• Visit the sea caverns of the spectacular Blue Grotto cave formations.

Set in the heart of St. Julian’s, Intercontinental Malta is 200 metres away from its own private A modern family hotel, ideally located at the beach on St. Georges Bay and redefines the water’s edge and only a short stroll away meaning of true elegance. from Malta’s entertainment centre. 451 rooms and suites, eight restaurants, five lounges, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness centre and spa.

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Golden Tulip Vivaldi Hotel ★★★★ Golden Tulip Vivaldi hotel enjoys a convenient location in St. Julian’s near the beach and is only a short walk away from a number of facilities including a cinema, bowling alley, shops and restaurants. 263 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, indoor and outdoor pools and spa.

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Welcome to Greece

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Parthenon Temple on the Acropolis, Athens

Traditional Windmill in Mykonos

Greece

At a glance Emirates gateway: Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport Distance from airport to city: 20 kilometres Time zone: GMT +2 hours Currency: Euro. ATMs are widely available in major cities and larger islands, but it’s best to take cash when travelling to smaller islands. The best deals are also available in markets by using cash. Languages: Greek is the official language. English is widely spoken, especially in tourist areas.

When to visit Greece’s temperatures soar to well over 30℃ in the summer months of July and August. This is also the most crowded time of year. Temperatures are more moderate (mid 20℃s) from May to June and September to October, as well as being quieter. Greece’s climate means it is not known as a winter-sun destination but Athens is a good option year-round.

Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens ★★★★★

The combination of some of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean and thousands of years of culture and history makes Greece hard to beat as a destination. There are so many islands to choose from that a holiday can be found to suit everyone, whilst Athens is one of Europe’s most enthralling cities.

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With an estimated 6,000 islands, there is plenty to explore in Greece, as well as the multitude of historic sights on the mainland including the bustling capital Athens. • Learn about Greece’s rich history by taking a trip up to the Acropolis to view the Parthenon temple, which dominates the Athens skyline. • Enjoy the iconic views from the volcanic island of Santorini – particularly at sunrise or sunset.

Albania Mt. Olympus

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Piraeus

• Hike along Crete’s famous Samaria Gorge in the south of Greece’s largest island. The gorge is Europe’s longest at 16 kilometres.

Santorini Mykonos Cyclades

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• Enjoy a few drinks and soak up the party atmosphere at the lounges and clubs on the classy Aegean island of Mykonos.

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Hilton Athens ★★★★★

Hotel Meliá Athens ★★★★

Set in a 19th century palace, this iconic hotel is just a short walk to the exclusive boutiques of Kolonaki and the Acropolis, making this one of the best located hotels in Athens.

This modern, stylish and spacious hotel facing the Acropolis is located on one of Athens most fashionable avenues, within walking distance of the main shopping areas, museums and Athens Concert hall.

The contemporary Hotel Meliá Athens enjoys a convenient location in the heart of the city very close to the National Archaeological Museum and offers magical Acropolis views from its rooftop pool terrace.

320 rooms and suites, two restaurants, two lounges and 24-hour room service.

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Greece • Costa Navarino and Santorini Hotels The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino ★★★★★ Situated in Messinia in southwest Peloponnese, The Westin Resort Costa Navarino is a peaceful retreat in an idyllic location. The architecture is inspired by the old Messinian mansions of the region that spring from nature and creates an ambiance of genuine hospitality. Relax, recharge and discover Messinian inspiration at this resort. A wide range of dining options will ensure that you will never tire of the cuisine. The amazing aqua park and two complimentary hubs designed for children from four months to 12-year olds will ensure that they are kept fully active and entertained. Adults can enjoy the superb sports facilities or revitalise in the serene Anazoe Spa. 445 rooms and suites, nine restaurants, seven lounges, 24-hour room service, kids’ clubs, children’s activities, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa and golf.

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Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Santorini ★★★★★ Mystique Santorini is a luxurious boutique hotel located high on a cliff edge in the small village of Oia offering spectacular views above the indigo waters of the Aegean Sea. Modern comforts and bright colours complement the Island Architecture. All suites and villas open onto panoramic sea-facing terraces or balconies with relaxing daybeds, an open-air dining area, and offer absolutely stunning views of the sea and the caldera. The Museum of Prehistoric Thera, Santorini Airport and the Minoan Bronze Age settlement of Akrotiri are all within half an hour’s drive from the hotel. 39 rooms and suites, four restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna, jacuzzi and massage treatments.

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El Greco Resort, Santorini ★★★★ Located minutes away from the town of Fira, in beautiful natural surroundings, this charming hotel blends heritage and culture with traditional and colourful architecture. It overlooks the ridge of caldera and is one of the most popular spots for fun – loving tourists. The guest rooms, studios and suites, at this resort have been recently renovated and provide all modern comforts to its guests. 150 rooms and suites, restaurant, two lounges, limited hours of room service, outdoor pool, fitness centre, sauna and jacuzzi. Upgrade your stay to a Superior Room. With a separate living area, it offers more space to relax and is highly recommended for families and longer stays.

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Greek Island Hotels Mykonos and Crete • Greece

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Mykonos Blu, Grecotel Exclusive Resort ★★★★★ This romantic resort is designed in the typical blue and white colours of the island. The resort’s location on a hill offers stunning views of the Aegean sea and has its own private stretch of sand on the Psarou beach, the most famous on the island. The accommodation at this resort is a reflection of the minimalistic cubist architecture of the Cyclades, airy, sun-filled with cool shaded terraces. 103 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness centre and spa.

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Grace Mykonos ★★★★★ Grace Mykonos is an exclusive boutique hotel situated above the sandy and protected beach of Agios Stefanos, boasting stunning sea views and dedicated to delight its guests. The hotel’s boutique spa offers an array of treatments. Its boutique nature also means it’s a great choice if you are looking for an intimate retreat where you can unwind and relax yet with close proximity to Mykonos town, shopping, sightseeing and world-renowned nightlife are only a 10 minutes ride away. 32 rooms and suites, restaurant, pool lounge, 24-hour room service, outdoor pool, boutique gym, art gallery and boutique spa.

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Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete ★★★★★ Escape to the wild beauty and unrivalled island style of a bohemian luxe hotel on a private, white pebble beach, with incomparable views and crystal waters. Luxuriously appointed accommodation with private pools, inspired cuisine, an award-winning spa, premier facilities and unbeatable service set this idyllic resort apart. Enjoy private boat cruises around the gulf of Elounda or simply gaze at the island of Spinalonga, a national monument, around an open air fire at the resorts new Isola Beach Club. 251 rooms, suites and private villas, five restaurants, two lounges, indoor pool and three outdoor pools.

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St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas, Crete ★★★★★ This delightful seafront resort situated in its own private sandy cove with suites and villas overlooking the Mirabello Bay. The picturesque fishing port of Aghios Nikolaos with many trendy shops, boutiques, cafés, lounges and restaurants on the seafront is only a mile away from the hotel. Mediterranean in character, the resort blends fresh and airy contemporary design with exceptional service and unique amenities. 107 rooms, suites and villas, five restaurants, three lounges, 24-hour room service, indoor pool, two outdoor pools and separate children’s pool, fitness centre, spa and watersports.

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Welcome to Spain

Ibiza Walled Old City Toledo, Near Madrid

Las Ramblas Boulevard, Barcelona

Great Mosque of Cordoba

Seafood Paella

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Spain

It’s hard to choose just one highlight of Spain: beaches, food, culture, fiestas, majestic medieval towns, whitewashed Moorish villages, passionate locals and their love of life, family and friends – they’re all exceptional. Expect surprises around every corner and wonderfully diverse regions that are well worth seeking out.

At a glance

When to visit

Emirates gateways: Madrid Barajas Adolofo Suarez Airport Barcelona El Prat Airport

Temperatures soar in the summer months of July and August, as do the crowds who flock to the beaches. The southern coastal regions can enjoy sunshine well into October and November. Spring is a good time to visit if you want to walk, hike or cycle through the Pyrenees.

Distance from airport to city centre: Madrid: 18 kilometres Barcelona: 13 kilometres Time zone: Summer: GMT +2 hours Winter: GMT +1 hour

Spain is packed with unique experiences, passionate people and rich cultural traditions, not to mention its excellent dining scene and chic cities across the country, from Madrid to Malaga. • Seek out San Sebastian’s narrow streets crammed full of pintxo eateries, counters piled high with everything from tripe to prawns. The Spanish certainly know how to eat. • They also love to party and everyone’s invited, with fiestas a time to come together and celebrate. Sometimes they go on for days, with huge paellas being served up from tiny doorways, dancing, fireworks, music and singing. • Toledo, in the Castilla-La-Mancha region of Spain, just south of Madrid, dramatically perches at the top of a gorge overlooking the Rio Tajo. It’s a stunning fortress city with medieval wonders at every twist and turn.

Currency: Euros (EUR) Languages: The main language is Spanish but there are some regional variations, most notably in Catalonia where they speak Catalan. English is spoken in the main tourist areas.

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Visit some of Spain’s most beautiful cities. Explore the Spanish capital, Madrid and its historical sites and monuments, admire Valencia’s natural beauty and discover Barcelona’s famous landmarks and Gaudí’s stunning architectural masterpieces.

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Day 1-3: Madrid Start your tour in Madrid, a vibrant metropolis offering dynamic nightlife, a booming flamenco and jazz scene and countless fine restaurants and tapas eateries. Explore the ‘Golden Triangle’ of art museums: Puerta del Sol Square; Plaza Mayor – the centre of Old Madrid; and of course the Royal Palace. You may join an optional day trip to Toledo – known as the Imperial City or explore the prestigious Real Madrid stadium. Day 4-5: Madrid – Valencia Arrive in Valencia by high speed train, home to the world famous paella, a popular rice-dish packed with delicious local ingredients. Valencia also boasts golden sandy beaches, parks, gardens and the incredible Oceanographic, Europe’s biggest aquarium. Day 6-8: Valencia – Barcelona Board the train to Barcelona, famed for art, culture, Catalan cuisine, entertainment and of course football. The fashion-conscious will enjoy the city’s many designer boutiques whist the popular Las Ramblas is great for souvenirs, open-air restaurants and live entertainment in the evening. No trip to Barcelona is complete without a visit to Gaudi’s masterpiece, the extraordinary Sagrada Familia Cathedral. Day 9: Barcelona After breakfast, the day is free for you to enjoy at your own pace. You will be transferred to Barcelona Airport for your onward flight.

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Day 1: Arrival in Madrid Arrive at Madrid airport and transfer to your hotel. We suggest you take advantage of the free time to get to know one of Europe’s most dynamic capital cities. In the evening you may enjoy an Illuminated Madrid drive, through the bustling streets of the old city, to the historical and impressive Plaza Mayor. This area is home to typical Spanish restaurants and taverns that serve delicious ‘tapas’. Day 2: Madrid After breakfast you will be able to experience Madrid at your own pace with your sightseeing hop-on/hop-off tour. Discover Madrid’s architectural diversity and amazing attractions including the Royal Palace, the Almudena Cathedral and the world famous Prado museum. Day 3: Madrid Take an optional tour to the nearby Imperial City of Toledo and the spectacular city of Segovia, where you will be escorted through its narrow cobble stone streets soaking up the medieval atmosphere. Day 4: Madrid – Seville Transfer to Atocha train station and travel to Seville by high-speed train. Arrive at Seville and transfer to your hotel with some free time to explore the charming capital of Andalusia. Day 5: Seville Discover the city at your own pace with a sightseeing hop-on/hop-off tour. Enjoy visits to the Seville Cathedral, the Maria Luisa Gardens and the colourful Santa Cruz Quarter. Day 6: Seville – Cordoba Arrive in Cordoba by high speed train and transfer to your hotel. Discover the cultural, historical and religious gems of Cordoba with our optional excursions. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage listed Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba. Day 7: Cordoba – Granada After some free time, you will be transferred to the train station to board the ALTARIA high speed train to Granada. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

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Day 8: Granada After breakfast, join a guided tour to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Alhambra Palace, renowned for its amazing architecture and the Generalife Gardens. Day 9: Granada – Madrid Take a private transfer to Granada train station for your train to Madrid. On arrival in Madrid, you will be transferred to Madrid airport for your onward flight.

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Spain • Welcome to Barcelona Spain’s second largest city has long prided itself on being the most liberal, avant-garde and fun loving in the country. Art, culture, gastronomy and entertainment all come together in Barcelona, shopping opportunities vary from traditional crafts to the finest international brands, there is nightlife to suit all tastes and Catalan cuisine is renowned the world over. Delve into the beauty of Antoni Gaudi’s impressive architectural creations. The fashionconscious will appreciate Barcelona’s many haute couture salons, designer boutiques and fine jewellers. Most of the mainstream stores can be found on or near Las Ramblas, the broad, tree-lined boulevard that leads up from the waterfront to Placa de Catalunya and Passeig de Gracia. Street markets provide bargains as well as lively entertainment. With a dynamic personality that is so typically Mediterranean, Barcelona has so much to offer.

Barcelona sightseeing On a half-day City Tour of Barcelona, visit Park Güell, a UNESCO World Heritage site, designed by Antoni Gaudi himself and the Gaudi museum. Continue to Gaudi’s exuberant and unfinished Sagrada Familia Cathedral. Then head to the Picasso Museum housing some 700 works by the famed artist. At Paseo de Gracia, one of Barcelona’s grandest boulevards, see modernist and Art-Nouveau buildings including the Casa Milà. Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter links past to the present. On the half-day Gothic walking Tour, you will discover the charm of Barcelona’s streets, squares, hidden corners and hundred-year-old buildings with expert guides who will take you on a step by step journey through history.

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On the half-day Camp Nou Experience visit F.C. Barcelona and the Museum. See the visitors’ changing room, the tunnel onto the pitch, the television studio, the press room and the commentary boxes. Combine gourmet food and Catalan culture on a half-day Tapas Walking Tour and Flamenco Show. Walk through Las Ramblas and La Boqueria to a restaurant where you can enjoy tapas dishes with a beverage. In the Gothic Quarter, stop in a traditional tavern to sample some more tapas then watch a flamenco show at the prestigious Tablao Cordobés. Enjoy a day trip to the Las Roca Village Outlet for hours of Spanishstyle shopping. With over 100 outdoor international boutiques offering last season’s clothing, footwear and accessories at a highly discounted price, you can shop until you drop. You may need to buy another suitcase or two.

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• Take the family to Parc de La Ciutadella which contains a zoo, Tibidabo Amusement Park, stroke a dolphin at the Barcelona Aquarium, sail through the air on a zip-line at Bosc Urbà urban adventure park or splash about at the Barceloneta beach. • Put on your dancing shoes and head out to explore the city’s vibrant nightlife. Plaça Reial just off Las Ramblas street is home to some of Barcelona’s best nightlife. Don’t miss the nightlife at the Olympic Port. • Visit the architectural and historic marvels in the city starting with the church of Santa Maria del Mar one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals ever built, the Casa Batlló one of Gaudi’s masterpieces, the ancient Sant Pere de les Puelles monastery and Santa Maria del Pi Gothic church. • Stroll around the city filling up on all the delicious and delightful treats on offer. Chocolate lovers can head to Escribà. Go to Sirvent to try the horchata, a sweet drink and a local favourite made from the milk of tiger nut.

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The luxurious Mandarin Oriental is superbly located on the city’s famous and fashionable Passeig da Gracia, near the Casa Batlló and La Pedrera by Antoni Gaudi with its fabulous façade. The hotel is surrounded by designer boutiques and is only minutes away from the Gothic Quarter and historic centre. Housed in a mid-20th century building, with chic interiors, gourmet Michelin star dining and a relaxing spa, the hotel offers a wonderful mix of style and five star luxuries like no other, right in the heart of the Catalan capital. 120 rooms and suites, four restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, outdoor and indoor pools, fitness centre and spa.

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Hotel Arts Barcelona ★★★★★

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A blissful retreat ideally located at the marina, with marvellous views over the sea and easy access to the beach and a beautiful promenade with excellent restaurants and lounges. The historic centre and plenty of shopping options are just a few minutes’ walk away. Ciutadella Villa Olimpic metro station is under five minutes’ walk from the hotel. 483 rooms and suites, six restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, outdoor pool, fitness centre and spa. Upgrade your stay to a Luxury Penthouse Apartment with a separate living area and fully-equipped kitchen; highly recommended for families.

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This fabulously located hotel rises above the spectacular beachfront along the famous Barceloneta boardwalk, only minutes away from the historic centre, shopping and restaurants. W Barcelona is an avant-garde icon shaped like a sail, inspired by the city’s artistry and exuberance. The roof, with its stunning infinity pool, day beds and private cabanas almost certainly enjoys the best views of any hotel terrace in Barcelona. The modern and stylish guestrooms and suites boast panoramic views over the Mediterranean or the city of Barcelona. 473 rooms and suites, three restaurants, four lounges, 24-hour room service, beauty salon, outdoor pool, fitness centre and spa.

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Le Méridien Barcelona ★★★★★

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Ideally located on the famous Las Ramblas, the city’s iconic boulevard of leisure and entertainment, the hotel offers easy access to Barcelona’s harbour, the Gothic Quarter, museums, restaurants and shopping areas. The guest rooms are spacious and have double glazed windows to maintain a quiet and peaceful atmosphere, enhanced by artistic touches and sophisticated decor. Plaza Cataluña metro station is under five minutes’ walk from the hotel. 231 rooms and suites, restaurant, two lounges, 24-hour room service, interconnecting rooms, fitness centre, spa, sauna, jacuzzi, steam bath and massage treatments.

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El Palace Hotel ★★★★★ This luxurious hotel is perfectly located in the heart of the city, close to Las Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter and the most renowned shopping area of Barcelona. The hotel is surrounded by boulevards, prestigious boutiques and the city’s main attractions. El Palace, a symbol of Barcelona’s hotel tradition which opened in 1919, has reopened its doors after extensive renovation, maintaining the classic ambience and glamorous traditional style that has always been characteristic for this elegant hotel. 120 rooms and suites, two restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, interconnecting rooms, fitness centre and spa.

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Eurostars Grand Marina ★★★★★ Boasting exclusive views of Port Vell, Eurostars Grand Marina Hotel is set in the heart of Barcelona, close to Barcelona’s wellknown attractions. The Columbus monument at the beginning of Las Ramblas and the Barcelona port are under 10 minutes’ walk from the hotel. The luxurious rooms are avant-garde in design with balconies overlooking the Mediterranean and feature the latest technology. Drassanes Metro Station is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. 291 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, interconnecting rooms, outdoor pool open from April to October, fitness centre and sauna.

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Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona ★★★★ This modern hotel enjoys a unique setting just a stone’s throw away from Nova Mar Bella Beach and opposite Diagonal Mar Shopping Centre featuring a wide range of shops and restaurants. El Maresme-Forum metro station is under five minutes’ walk from the hotel and provides convenient access to the historic centre and prestigious sites of this vibrant city. 433 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, interconnecting rooms, outdoor pool open from April to October, fitness centre and sauna. Upgrade your stay to an Executive Room which is larger in size and includes access to the Executive Lounge.

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Hotel Colonial Barcelona ★★★★ Hotel Colonial Barcelona is set in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, in an impressive colonial stone building with a clock tower. All major tourist attractions and important landmarks such as Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, Barcelona Aquarium, Barcelona Zoo, Barcelona Cathedral and Gran Teatre del Liceu, an opera house on Las Ramblas are easily accessible from the hotel. Jaume I metro station is under 10 minutes’ walk from the hotel. 81 rooms, breakfast room and lounge.

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Melia Barcelona Sky ★★★★

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This hotel is both contemporary and innovative in design and more than deserves its reputation as one of the fine hotels in Barcelona. It enjoys a convenient location in Diagonal Mar with easy access to the Sagrada Famillia and one of the best beaches in Barcelona. Poble Nou Metro Station is only 200 metres away from the hotel. The spacious guest rooms are equipped with the latest technology and are designed to provide the ultimate in comfort and relaxation. You can choose between spectacular views of the city, the Mediterranean Sea or the hotel’s pool. 261 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, outdoor pool, fitness centre and spa.

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Roger de Lluria ★★★★

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The charming boutique hotel Roger de Lluria is perfectly located in the heart of the city, close to Las Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter and the most renowned shopping area of Barcelona. The hotel is surrounded by boulevards, prestigious boutiques and the city’s main attractions. It combines tradition and modernity in an intimate setting with deluxe attention to detail to offer the best hospitality in the city of Barcelona. Spacious guest rooms are perfectly equipped including complimentary coffee and tea facilities. The metro stations of Urquinaona and Passeig de Gracia are only a short walk away. 48 rooms and suites, breakfast room, lounge, limited hours of room service and interconnecting rooms.

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Hotel Ciutadella Barcelona ★★★★

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Housed in a historical building in El Born next to Ciutadella Park, a stone’s throw from the Gothic district and the beaches, this hotel enjoys an unbeatable location and it is well connected with the main attractions in and around Barcelona by bus, metro and train. The closest beaches are a 15-minute walk from the hotel, whilst the famous Catalonia square and Las Ramblas are just over a mile away. The soundproofed rooms overlook the street or a colonialstyle interior patio and offer the most convenient accommodation for guests who want to enjoy Barcelona from the very heart of the city. 59 rooms and breakfast room.

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The contemporary TRYP Condal Mar hotel is located in the Diagonal Mar neighbourhood which is 10 minutes form the Mar Bella beach and many cafes and restaurants. The spacious soundproofed rooms are decorated in bright colours and offer panoramic views of the wonderful city of Barcelona. 178 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, interconnecting rooms, seasonal outdoor pool and fitness centre. Upgrade your stay to a Quadruple Room which offer more space to relax in and are highly recommended for families and longer stays.

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Spain • Ibiza and Mallorca Resorts Mon Port Hotel & Spa, Mallorca ★★★★ Set in its perfectly manicured gardens, boasting views of the neighbouring Tramuntana Mountains, this family friendly resort is situated in in the charming town of Port Andratx and features décor influenced by its Spanish heritage and Mediterranean charm. Superior accommodations combined with extensive leisure facilities and a wellness spa that provides unique and indulgent treatments make this resort an idyllic paradise. It is a 10-minute walk from the resort to the beach, and to the town centre that’s home to a marina and a range of lounges and restaurants. 147 rooms and suites, restaurant, two lounges, 24-hour room service, children’s playground, three outdoor pools, fitness centre and spa.

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Hipotels Gran Playa de Palma, Mallorca ★★★★ This brand new resort enjoys a convenient location in Playa de Palma – a blue flagged beach with good facilities and plenty of beach lounges for refreshments. The spacious guestrooms are contemporary in style. Feast on delicious cuisine in the restaurant or pamper yourself with spa treatments infused with relaxation. The property’s location in Playa de Palma is only a few steps away from the beach and high standard of facilities make it a perfect choice of residence for the holiday maker. 368 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, limited hours of room service, seasonal children’s pool and outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and spa.

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Hotel Garbi Ibiza & Spa ★★★★ The stylish Hotel Garbi is located in Playa d’en Bossa, the most popular tourist beach on the island of Ibiza. The hotel is surrounded by spectacular landscapes and provides infinite options for leisure. The well-appointed guest rooms and suites offer a range of amenities to ensure a relaxing stay. Whether travelling as a family, couple or with friends, you will always feel comfortable at the Hotel Garbi. Playa d’en Bossa’s greatest advantage is its diversity – relaxation during the day, lively atmosphere at night, varied watersports and everything you need to enjoy an unforgettable holiday in Ibiza. 298 rooms and suites, two restaurants, two lounges, limited hours of room service, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness centre and spa.

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Hotel Torre del Mar - Ibiza ★★★★ This modern hotel enjoys a convenient seafront location in one of the most privileged areas of Ibiza – Playa d’en Bossa, close to the popular beach clubs, Ibiza old town and the airport. The stylish rooms offer fantastic sea or mountain views and was renovated in 2014. Guests can choose between a beach holiday, or hit the nightlife of Ibiza town or Playa d’en Bossa – famous for their big nightspots such as Pacha and Ushuaia or lounges and beach restaurants including Nassau. 217 rooms and suites, two restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, massage treatments and tennis court.

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Welcome to Madrid • Spain

The hub of Spain’s mighty empire, the legacy of its wealth and power may be seen in the splendid buildings, astonishing art galleries and stupendous museums that dot the city. Modern Madrileños, whilst proud of their distinguished history, have much more to enjoy, a dynamic nightlife, a burgeoning flamenco and jazz scene, countless fine restaurants and tapas eateries, the retro hedonism to be found in Malasaña and shopping for Loewe’s latest creations in Salamanca. It is said that there are seven or eight Madrid’s: the medieval, the renaissance, the baroque and the neoclassic, the romantic and the modern. A toreros’ Madrid, a flamenco dancer’s Madrid and an artists’ Madrid. Art lovers stroll on over to the ‘Golden Triangle’ of Art museums where you will find three of Madrid’s key museums: the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, all housing magnificent collections of world renowned artists.

Madrid sightseeing Discover the culturally diverse character of Madrid on this half-day Panoramic City Tour and explore the capital city’s key attractions including the Theatre Royal Opera House and famed museums. On a full-day Toledo and El Escorial Tour, visit Spain’s medieval capital and a treasure trove of El Greco artwork, now a National Monument and World Heritage site, and discover its stunning architectural and cultural heritage. Travel to El Escorial, a testament to the wealth and power of the Spanish empire and visit its monumental buildings. This is a once in a lifetime, dream come true opportunity for Football fans. Take a behind-the-scenes full-day Santiago Bernabéu Tour and gain access to every inch of the stadium. View the stadium’s locker rooms, the bench, the pitch and even the presidential box as well as the Real Madrid museum.

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On the full-day Ávila and Segovia Tour travel to Ávila de los Caballeros, 1,130 metres above sea level. Stop at Cerro de Los Cuatro Postes for great views of the walls and city, see a 12th century cathedral, the Basilica de San Vincente and the Convento de Santa Teresa. Then travel to Segovia, the most spectacularly positioned city in Spain. Las Rozas Village has the privilege of being Spain’s leading luxury outlet shopping destination. Browse an extensive collection of some 100 luxury boutiques offering discounts of up to 60% year round and tax free shopping for non E.U. residents. Gran Via Shopping Street

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• Madrid is a gastronome’s dream year-round. Experience the countless fine dining restaurants and tapas eateries around the city. • In Madrid, you are sure to never experience a dull moment in a city that has so much history and cultural vibrancy. Don’t miss a visit to the Royal Palace, one of the most beautiful and exuberantly decorated in Europe. • Enjoy its dynamic nightlife and the flamenco and jazz music scene or head to the eternally bustling areas of Plaza de Santa Ana, Malasaña and La Latina. • Families can visit Faunia Madrid, a huge natural park with animals, Xanadu Snow Park for skiing and snowboarding and Buen Retiro Park containing a peaceful lake. • The city of Madrid is considered one of the top destinations for shopping in Europe. Prime shopping districts are located around the main squares in the old town and along the Calle de Serrano in Salamanca.

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Hotel Villa Magna ★★★★★

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The Hotel Villa Magna is perfect for guests who wish to enjoy the best shopping, trendy restaurants and renowned museums. Designed to please the most demanding travellers, the hotel offers a range of suites and various facilities for a tailor-made experience.

This historical luxury hotel is located in the heart of Madrid and within walking distance of prestigious museums such as the Prado, Reina Sofía and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Foundation plus the main business and shopping district.

This landmark hotel is located in the upscale area of Madrid, ideal for exploring this vibrant city and close to iconic places such as the Prado Museum, Luxury Shopping at Serrano Street or Royal Palace. The elegant rooms feature classicstyle décor and premium amenities.

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This modern hotel features excellent facilities and is located in the heart of Madrid, providing easy access to key tourist attractions such as Gran Via, Plaza Mayor the Royal Palace, Spain square and several museums. Ventura Rodriguez metro station is situated next to the hotel.

Located in the heart of the Spanish capital, this lifestyle hotel is an experience beyond accommodation. The hotel is surrounded by traditional tapas bars, restaurants and is walking distance to main theatres, boutiques and nightspots.

With a perfect location on Gran Via, the main avenue, this hotel is steps from world famous museums, chic shops, gourmet tapas cuisine and vibrant night life. Plaza de España metro station is situated in front of the hotel.

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Welcome to Andalucía • Spain

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Situated in the south of the Iberian Peninsula, the authentic history and character of the Spanish culture are most visible in this unique land. Visitors are attracted by its natural wonders, UNESCO World Heritage listed cultural treasures, flamenco folklore, unique landscapes, Islamic architecture and delicious cuisine. An exploration of Andalucía must begin with the cities of Seville, Córdoba, and Granada as the fundamental triangle of interest.

Andalucía experiences Join a city tour of Seville to admire striking sights including Plaza de España and the charming Santa Cruz neighbourhood. Marvel at UNESCO World Heritage listed wonders including the Seville Cathedral and the Royal Alcazar Palace and absorb the vibrant atmosphere of the Triana neighbourhood. In Granada visit the magnificent UNESCO-listed landmark Alhambra Fortress famed for its architecture. Continue to its Gardens and take

in panoramic views of Granada from its watch tower. Visit the magnificent UNESCO-listed Cathedral of Córdoba. Find out how the architectural wonder was built back in 785 as the Great Mosque of Cordoba and later became home to the Cathedral of Cordoba. Based in Seville, go on a tour to Ronda. Admire the pristine white houses of Grazelema and discover the iconic Puente Nuevo in the historical city of Ronda.

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Hesperia Córdoba ★★★★

This contemporary hotel enjoys a convenient location in Seville, besides the old Cordoba Station which now serves as a shopping centre. Guests will find themselves within easy reach of a host of attractions including the cathedral, the Giralda Tower and the Museum of Fine Arts. The spacious guest rooms have an elegant, modern design and smart wooden floors. Its rooftop pool offers superb city views.

Hesperia Córdoba is situated on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, opposite the old town, providing views of the famous MosqueCathedral and the Alcázar. An abundance of shops and entertainment venues lie in close proximity. The hotel boasts a modern style and offers a convenient base for exploring the cultural cities in Andalucía.

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Hospes Palacio de los Patos, Granada ★★★★★ Converted from a 19th-century palace with beautiful gardens in the historic centre near Granada’s famous sights, this boutique hotel is an urban oasis combining dramatic classical design with equally stunning modern architecture. The guestrooms are exquisitely decorated and the Bodyna Spa provides rejuvenation and beauty treatments for your mind and body. 42 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service and spa.

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Spain • Welcome to the Costa del Sol

Marina of Puerto Banus, Marbella

The Costa del Sol in southern Spain is a year-round seaside resort. With 320 days of sunshine, it is famed for pristine beaches, luxury resorts, world class shopping and pulsating nightlife. In addition, with Michelin starred restaurants, professional golf courses, ancient archeology, culture and architecture, and an array of leisure activities, it is no wonder that tourists the world over flock here. Visitors may explore ancient Roman ruins by day and dance to the sounds of international DJ’s by night.

Costa del Sol experiences Join our City Tour of Marbella to see remnants of the city’s Moorish and Castilian heritage. Visit local highlights including lovely Orange Square, Incarnation Church, Mar Avenue and Alameda Park. Explore the ancient city of Ronda on our fullday guided tour from Marbella. Learn about the city’s Roman roots and see highlights such as the old Town Hall, the well-preserved

Charming Andalusian Streets

Arab baths and one of Spain’s oldest bullfighting rings. Take in spectacular views from Puente Nuevo and other bridges that span clifftops from dizzying heights. Discover Gibraltar on our full-day guided tour from Marbella. Enjoy area highlights such as the Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque, the Moorish Castle, St. Michael’s Cave, Monkeys’ Ape and Europa Point. A valid United Kingdom Visa is required for this experience.

Villa Padierna Palace Hotel, Marbella ★★★★★

Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa, Marbella ★★★★★

Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa, Marbella ★★★★★

Boasting views of the Mediterranean Sea, this luxurious resort is inspired by the traditional style of the palaces of Tuscany.

A fashionable luxury resort enjoying a privileged beachfront location on Marbella’s famous Golden Mile and designed to recreate the character and charm of an Andalusian beachfront village.

Set amidst lush tropical gardens, overlooking Elvira Beach, this luxury resort is an oasis of peace and serenity with great service and amenities.

130 rooms, suites and villas, four restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, beach club, beauty salon, complimentary kids’ club, children’s play area, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, eight padel courts, two tennis courts and three 18-hole golf courses.

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Why not combine your stay in Madrid or Southern Spain with a holiday in Portugal?

258 rooms, suites and villas, four restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, beach club, complimentary kids’ club, children’s activities, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, four outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, nine tennis courts and watersports.

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Welcome to Portugal

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This stunning Iberian nation is bursting with history, culture and beautiful scenery. One day you can be surfing on Alentejo’s wild, wonderful beaches, the next you can be enjoying the lively neighbourhoods in its capital, Lisbon. Or simply escape from it all to the Douro Valley, close to Porto, discovering the Portugese hinterland with its centuries old farming and orchards.

Classic Portugal

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8 days/7 nights – Self-drive tour

Emirates gateway: Lisbon Portela Airport

This tour showcases Portugal’s must-see historic towns, natural attractions and exciting range of cultures, climates and landscapes.

Distance from airport to city centre: 7 kilometres Time zone: Summer: GMT +1 hour Winter: GMT

Day 1: Lisbon Upon arrival at Lisbon airport, pick up your car and proceed to your hotel.

Currency: Euros (EUR)

Day 2: Lisbon – Evora (134 kilometres) Experience old Lisbon by walking around the Moorish Alfama neighbourhood, the city’s oldest quarter and taking a trip on one of Lisbon’s vintage trams. Admire the Eden Theatre, Sé de Lisboa cathedral and the cafés and boutiques of the elegant Chiado neighbourhood.

Languages: Portuguese is spoken all over the country, along with a handful of minority dialects. English is widely understood in tourism hubs.

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Day 4: Coimbra – Buçaco – Aveiro – Porto (162 kilometres) Visit one of the oldest universities in the world and its library, the old cathedral in the Old Quarter and the Santa Clara church. En route to Porto, stop at the luxurious park of Buçaco and at Aveiro, famous for its fish market. Continue on to Porto. Day 5: Porto – Braga – Guimarães – Porto (134 kilometres) Discover Porto, Portugal’s second largest city. Visit its historical centre which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a walk through the lively streets and see landmarks like the Stock Exchange Palace better known as the Palácio da Bolsa, with its beautiful Arab Room and St. Francisco Church. Take in views of the Douro River as you wander around the riverside Ribeira district. Day 6: Porto – Batalha – Nazaré – Obidos (298 kilometres) Visit the gothic masterpiece of Batalha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the fishing village of Nazaré, where you can enjoy a fresh fish meal. Arrive in medieval Obidos, with its perfectly maintained walls and get a taste of the traditional local beverage, ‘ginjinha’ de Obidos. Day 7: Obidos – Lisbon (90 kilometres) Proceed to Lisbon and visit the cultural quarter of Belem, the Marques do Pombal Square and the Tower of Vasco da Gama.

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Day 8: Lisbon Drop your car at Lisbon airport and take your return flight back home.

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Day 3: Evora – Tomar – Coimbra (364 kilometres) Visit Evora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and see the cathedral, the Roman temple and the Giraldo Square. Then continue to Tomar to admire the Convent of Christ, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Proceed to Coimbra.

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The summer months between April and September are the main tourist season, although it can be hot and busy. Early autumn (October) is a good time to visit as is spring (February) when the days are cooler and it will be less crowded. Combine your Portugal holiday with a stay in Madrid or southern Spain.

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Portugal • Lisbon and Porto Hotels

Corinthia Hotel Lisbon ★★★★★ Situated at the heart of the financial district in Sete Rios, a short distance from the historic centre, the Corinthia Hotel Lisbon is stylish and modern in design. The elegant, spacious rooms offer excellent comfort and tranquillity. This upscale hotel provides stunning views over the impressive 18th century Aqueduct and the beautiful Monsanto Nature Park. With the Lisbon Zoo Metro Station only a few steps away, the hotel is an ideal base to explore this noble and thoroughly contemporary European capital. 518 rooms and suites, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, interconnecting rooms, indoor pool, fitness centre and spa.

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Turim Av Liberdade Hotel, Lisbon ★★★★ Located in Avenida da Liberdade, well known for concentrating all international brands of fashion and jewellery. It is a modern hotel which provides guests with a warm welcome and an excellent level of service. The rooms are decorated with contemporary furnishings and natural colours. Marquês De Pombal Metro Station is only two minutes’ walk away from the hotel. The Guests can enjoy Portuguese and international dishes at Turim Av. Liberdade’s restaurant, dUk. The panoramic Gin Twist Bar offers a variety of drinks and snacks, while viewing the Avenue. 165 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge and limited hours of room service.

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Pestana Vintage Hotel, Porto ★★★★★ Located in the heart of the historic core of Porto and standing on the city’s medieval walls, this hotel offers magnificent views of the River Douro. Housed in a 16th century building which has been classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this hotel offers its guests a privileged location and makes it possible to cruise down the River Douro, departing from the bank right in front of the hotel. The Torre dos Clérigos Bell Tower and the Porto Cathedral are only a short stroll away. 109 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, fitness centre and massage treatments.

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Hotel Vila Galé Porto ★★★★ Located in the heart of Porto, a ten-minute walk from the famous shopping street of Rua de Santa Catarina, the Vila Galé Porto brings to life a modern hotel offering a trendy and relaxing atmosphere. Developed under a concept associated with cinema, the spacious guest rooms are decorated in bright colours. Campo 24 Agosto Metro Station is only 100 metres from the hotel and provides convenient access to the city attractions. With amazing views over Porto city, the Paris-Texas restaurant is famous for its Portuguese and international cuisine. 292 rooms and suites, restaurant, two lounges, 24-hour room service, interconnecting rooms, indoor pool and fitness centre.

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Welcome to Belgium and The Netherlands

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Tulips and Windmills Fields, Holland

Belgium and The Netherlands

Moules frites, hops, chocolate, waffles – it’s easy to see why Belgium is a gourmand’s dream. The country is also famous for the fictional character of Tintin, museums and art galleries, picture-postcard gabled houses and opulent market squares.

The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated countries in Europe and is home to Amsterdam, possibly one of the best-known European cities. Known for its cheese, tulips, bikes, trams, canals and liberal attitudes, it is a vibrant, colourful place to visit any time of the year.

At a glance Emirates gateways: Belgium: Brussels Airport The Netherlands: Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Distance from airport to city centre: Brussels: 15 kilometres Amsterdam: 20 kilometres Time zone: Summer: GMT +2 hours Winter: GMT +1 hour Currency: Euros (EUR). There are banks and ATMs in all of the major towns and cities. Credit cards are also widely accepted. Languages: Belgium is divided into two distinct regions: Dutch-speaking Flanders to the north and French-speaking Wallonia to the south whilst in The Netherlands, most of the population speak Dutch. English is widely spoken all over both countries.

When to visit Belgium and The Netherlands are yearround destinations with a typical Northern European climate of warmer summers and colder winters. Tulip fields burst with colour in The Netherlands in April until mid-May. November or December is a great time for a trip to Belgium as many festive markets take place throughout across the country during this time.

Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris

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This delightful rail tour connects you with countries, cultures and culinary delights in some of northern Europe’s best-loved areas. Three nights stay in each of the cities set a leisurely pace that lets you truly immerse yourself in this memorable vacation. Day 1-3: Amsterdam Arrive in Amsterdam and explore this charming city on foot and by boat with your hop-on/hop-off Canal Pass. A perfect starting point is Dam Square, the heart of the city close to the 15th century Nieuwe Kerk and the stately Royal Palace. Discover other attractions in the city including the Museum District, home to the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum; the Vondelpark and the Anne Frank House. Outside of Amsterdam, visit the villages of Marken and Volendam where you will find many Dutch clichés, such as wooden shoes and traditional costumes, or the famous blue pottery of Delft. Day 4-6: Amsterdam – Brussels (202 kilometres) A two-hour train ride takes you into the Belgian capital, Brussels. Discover the magnificent Grand Place with the Gothic City Hall, the Guild House and walk via the St. Hubert Gallery with its exclusive boutiques to the Sablon area – the antiques district that houses Brussels most famous bakery and chocolate makers Wittamer, Pierre Marcolini and Neuhaus. Head to Boulevard de Waterloo and Avenue Louise for luxury shopping and have a peak at the nearby Royal Palace, which is open for visitors during the summer months. For a day out, choose between

romantic medieval Bruges with its historical and architectural wonders or Antwerp, the fashion capital of Belgium with its impressive cathedral and entertainment scene. Day 7-9: Brussels – Paris (307 kilometres) After breakfast depart for Paris. Take a cruise on the River Seine or visit the iconic Eiffel Tower; walk via the Champs Elysees from the Arc de Triomphe to the Tuilleries and the Louvre Museum for a glimpse of the world famous Mona Lisa. Take time to explore the ancient streets and lively cafés of the Latin Quarter or walk up the famous hill to the village of Montmartre where the Basicilia of Sacre-Coeur sits. For a journey back in time, visit the famous Palace and Gardens of Versailles with the Hall of Mirrors where many historic events took place throughout the centuries. Day 10: Paris After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

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Belgium • Brussels, Bruges and Antwerp Hotels Steigenberger Wiltchers, Brussels ★★★★★ This elegant historic hotel retains its original 19th century façade on Avenue Louise, Brussels’ famous shopping district in the heart of the city. The modern rooms and suites feature stylish interiors and come with high class comforts. The opulent décor, facilities, amenities and warm hospitality are unsurpassed. Guests can relax in the comfort of their spacious rooms after a busy day of sightseeing. 267 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, interconnecting rooms and fitness centre. Upgrade your stay to a Junior Suite which offers more space to relax and come with complimentary drinks in the minibar.

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Brussels Marriott Hotel Grand Place ★★★★ Ideally situated in the lower town, near Grand Place, Brussels Marriott Hotel Grand Place combines the area’s majestic history with modern luxuries. Guests enjoy easy access to the best sights, from the renowned Grand Place to Mont des Arts, while being surrounded by a melting pot of hip young designer fashion outlets and multinational eateries. Showcasing luxurious and spacious accommodation in a historical building, the hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the charming Belgian capital. 221 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service and fitness centre.

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Hotel Dukes Palace Bruges ★★★★★ The unique hotel Dukes’ Palace was the former residence of the Burgundian aristocracy and is ideally located in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bruges, only a five-minute walk from the Chocolate Line, Bruges Market Square and Bruges Belfry. The spacious classical guest rooms and suites are all unique and combine contemporary comfort with authentic elegance of the 15th century. The rooms in the main part of the castle include high ceilings and original features. The spa features a steam bath, sauna and a gym. Guests can enjoy a range of relaxing massages. 110 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, fitness centre and spa.

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Hilton Antwerp Old Town ★★★★ The elegant Hilton Antwerp Old Town is housed in a historic building of architectural importance and enjoys a convenient location in the heart of the historic city. Combining old-world charm and style, this hotel overlooks the city’s historic town square and Belgium’s finest architecture. The hotel offers a variety of stylish guest rooms and suites. The Cathedral of Our Lady and De Meir shopping street are only a few steps away from the hotel. Groenplaats Tram Stop is 150 metres away, connecting to Antwerp Train Station in three stops. 210 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, interconnecting rooms and fitness centre.

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Sofitel Legend The Grand, Amsterdam ★★★★★ This hotel is the epitome of historic elegance and luxury. Its superb old town location is within walking distance of most major landmarks, including the Van Gogh Museum and the Royal Palace. The Sofitel Legend The Grand is filled with heritage listed artefacts from the city dating back to 1578. The hotel is built around the former council chamber in which Her Majesty Queen Beatrix was married. The rooms are modern and luxuriously appointed with delightful views of the canals, the inner garden or courtyard. 177 rooms and suites, two restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, interconnecting rooms, indoor pool, fitness centre and spa.

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De L’Europe, Amsterdam ★★★★★ With its prime location along the Amstel River and in walking distance of the refined Museum Quarter, De L’Europe is synonymous with history. Opened in 1896, De L’Europe has been favoured by Amsterdam’s elite and the world’s most celebrated names. Admire true replicas from Dutch Masters in all rooms and suites at the historical Rondeel building and the contemporary Dutch Masters Wing. Enjoy culinary highlights at the award-winning restaurants and lounges or spoil yourself with bespoke beauty treatments at the spa, while exploring a vibrant city. 111 rooms and suites, two restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, interconnecting rooms, indoor pool, fitness centre and spa.

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Movenpick Amsterdam City Centre ★★★★ This contemporary hotel with its fantastic location in the heart of the city centre, is within walking distance of Amsterdam’s historical centre and is housed in a modern high-rise building featuring a sleek, minimalist façade. Guest rooms are decorated in a bright, modern style, some offering great views of the IJburg neighbourhood, which boasts impressive contemporary architecture, boutique shops, restaurants and an artificial summer beach. Muziekgebouw Bimhuis tram stop is opposite the hotel and is only one stop away from Amsterdam Central Railway Station. 408 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, interconnecting rooms, fitness centre and spa.

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Hotel de Hallen Amsterdam ★★★★ Housed in a former tram depot, dating from 1902, this design hotel is situated in Oud-West district – in what is fast becoming one of the hottest quarters of the town for cafés and restaurants, design studios, with plenty of Moroccan and Turkish shops and eateries. The comfortable guest rooms are contemporary in design and the service is impeccable. De Hallen complex which features a library, cinema, boutiques and an indoor food market is connected to the hotel. Amsterdam’s city centre with its World Heritage canals and museums are approximately a 10-minute tram ride from Kinkerstraat tram stop located near the hotel. 55 guest rooms, restaurant, lounge and limited hours of room service.

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Fly to Amsterdam on the Emirates A380. Experience Private Suites and Shower Spas in First Class, Onboard Lounge for First Class and Business Class, flat bed seats in Business Class and a spacious Economy Class.

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Welcome to Scandinavia

Tivoli Gardens, Denmark Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Scandinavia

The Northern European countries that make up Scandinavia – Denmark, Norway and Sweden – are blessed with rugged natural beauty, charming cities and friendly, welcoming people. Home of the northern lights, one of the most captivating natural displays you’ll ever see, Sweden has a huge smorgasbord of natural and man-made attractions from its southern Baltic coastline to the Arctic Circle. Norway is a magical, remote and beautiful country with a huge coastline carved by endless fjords. It’s also a place that stays light almost all night in the summer and dark much of the winter, when it also offers up fabulous ski resorts. The Danes are ranked as the happiest people in the world and gave us the king of the fairytales, Hans Christian Anderson. Considering it’s the smallest of the Scandinavian countries, it packs a big punch when it comes to tourism and you can expect great food, stylish cities and seaside charm.

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Emirates gateways: Denmark: Copenhagen Airport Kastrup Norway: Oslo Airport Sweden: Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Stunning scenery, quaint towns, cosmopolitan cites, Michelin-starred restaurants and a healthy lifestyle – there’s plenty to love about Scandinavia.

Distance from airport to city centre: Copenhagen: 15 kilometres Oslo: 30 kilometres Stockholm: 40 kilometres Time zone: Summer: GMT +2 hours Winter: GMT +1 hour Currency: Denmark: Danish Kroner (DKK) Norway: Norwegian Kroner (NOK) Swedish Krona (SEK)

• Norway is well known for its fjords – deep inlets of the sea between high cliffs – with Sognefjord the absolute highlight, as the largest in Norway and one of the longest in the world.

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• Head to Swedish Lapland to stay in the legendary ICEHOTEL and then wrap up warm to try to catch the natural phenomenon that is the Northern Lights.

When to visit Denmark is a country with a four-season climate, yet not one of extremes, so each season offers a good reason to visit year round. Long days and pleasant average temperatures of 20℃ from June to August make summer the best – and busiest – time to visit, but go in spring or autumn and you’ll miss the crowds yet still enjoy mild weather. December to March sees a frosty, dark winter set in. Summer (June to August) in Norway and Sweden brings incredibly long days – the time of the ‘midnight sun’ – with September generally also a pleasant time to go. Travelling in the winter months from November to March brings a higher chance of seeing the Northern Lights (aurora borealis) and the chance to ski.

• From the world’s oldest theme park at Tivoli to its culinary credentials and fashionable locals, Copenhagen is one of Scandinavia’s finest cities. • The Danes are known as an eco-friendly and healthy bunch who cycle everywhere, so hire a bike and get out on one of the world’s most integrated cycle networks.

Languages: Denmark: Danish is the official language, but most Danes speak English, German or French. Norway: Norwegian, but almost everyone can also speak English. Sweden: Official language is Swedish and many Swedes speak very good English.

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• The Northern Lights are at their most frequent between October and March and can be seen from many places in Norway and Sweden. • Stroll around the pretty cobblestone streets of Gamla Stan, the most central and historic island within the Swedish capital Stockholm.

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Take a trip back to your childhood with a visit to LEGOLAND in Billund. LEGO® bricks, known and loved by children around the world, form the heart of Denmark’s most popular theme park.

Enjoy this incredible voyage which includes highlights such as the magnificent Geirangerfjord and also the remarkable feeling of being at the end of the world at the North Cape plateau.

Day 1: Copenhagen After arriving in Copenhagen you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure to have a wander around the city.

Day 1: Oslo – Bergen Arrive into Oslo and take a domestic flight to Bergen, the gateway to the fjords and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Copenhagen There is plenty to see and do in this magnificent city. A few recommendations would be to take a boat ride from Nyhavn through the city, enjoy a photo stop at the statue of the Little Mermaid or spend the morning at Tivoli Gardens which offers authentic rides and entertainment.

Day 2: Bergen Discover this city with its colourful wharfs and the Fløibanen Funicular before boarding the ship.

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Day 3: Copenhagen – Billund Early morning, you will be transferred to the domestic airport to catch a flight to Billund, home of LEGOLAND®. Upon arrival, transfer to the LEGOLAND® Billund Hotel. After check-in head straight for the theme park using your two-day park entrance tickets. Day 4: Billund Explore Miniland, a world full of famous monuments made entirely out of LEGO® bricks or Imagination Zone, where your imagination can run wild as there is something for everyone. Day 5: Billund – Copenhagen In the afternoon transfer to the domestic airport for your return flight to Copenhagen. Once you have arrived in Copenhagen, the rest of the day is at your leisure where you can enjoy shopping for souvenirs, perhaps a small piece of porcelain from the Royal Copenhagen factory. Day 6: Copenhagen Spend the morning browsing shops along Strøget, one of the longest pedestrian shopping streets in Europe, before you are transferred to the airport for your return flight.

Day 3: Ålesund (Geirangerfjord) Arrival in Ålesund renowned for its beautiful Art Nouveau architecture. Between June and August, the cruise sets sail for the spectacular Geirangerfjord. Day 4: Trondheim Enjoy the views as you sail past the beautiful Kjeungskjær lighthouse and numerous charming islets and rocky outcrops. Day 5: Arctic Circle and Lofoten Islands Today you cross the Arctic Circle and sail past the charming villages of the Lofoten Islands. At Saltstraument, witness the world’s most powerful tidal current. Day 6: Tromsø and The Arctic Full day of activities today and then on to Tromsø. In winter, your best option of seeing the Northern Lights is here. Day 7: North Cape Being atop the 307-metre North Cape plateau will give you the awe-inspiring feeling of being at the end of the world. Day 8: Kirkenes Arrive in Kirkenes to take a domestic flight and stay overnight in Oslo. Day 9: Oslo Private transfer to Oslo airport for your return flight.

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Northern Lights Experience

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Northern Sweden is widely considered one of the last remaining wilderness areas on earth. Between December and April, this wilderness turns into a winter wonderland. Begin your holiday with a stop in Stockholm, a city that combines modern attractions with historic charm. Stay in the world famous ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, witness the life of a musher in the Arctic wilderness and head by snowmobile to watch the mesmerising Northern Lights, one of nature’s great spectacles. Day 1: Stockholm On arrival in Stockholm you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore the city by foot. Explore old town ‘Gamla Stan’ and feel the medieval atmosphere, stroll over the picturesque bridges that span the city’s canals or visit Skansen, the world’s first open-air museum. Day 2: Stockholm – Kiruna (Jukkasjärvi) Transfer to the airport in Stockholm for a short flight to Kiruna and then transfer to the ICEHOTEL. Staying at the ICEHOTEL is an experience unlike any other. You sleep in a thermal sleeping bag on a bed built out of ice blocks topped with reindeer skins. In the evening enjoy a beverage at the ICEBAR. Day 3: Kiruna (Jukkasjärvi) Experience a tour to an isolated wilderness camp located far off the beaten track. Observe the life of a musher in the Arctic wilderness, witness the dogs and the sledges that regularly cross the ice and even enjoy a ride. You can choose to drive your own team of dogs or join as a passenger and assist with unharnessing the dogs after the tour. In the evening you will experience a once-in-alifetime snowmobile excursion in search of the magical Northern Lights, where trained guides tell you stories about the mythical celestial. Enjoy dinner in a wilderness camp. Day 4: Kiruna (Jukkasjärvi) – Stockholm Transfer from the hotel to the airport and fly from Kiruna to Stockholm. Once you arrive in Stockholm, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. We suggest you visit the Vasa Museum which showcases an excellent restoration of a Viking Warship. Why not head to the tiny adjacent island of Riddaholmen to enjoy some stunning views, picturesque streets and historical sites. The city is also famous for its food scene and is one of the world leaders in Nordic cuisine. Day 5: Stockholm Late morning you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight.

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Stockholm Hotels • Sweden • Scandinavia

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Nobis Hotel Stockholm ★★★★★ Housed in two striking historic buildings, the Nobis is a luxury hotel with mellow coloured interiors and a majestic high-ceiling lounge, offering guests all the comforts of a home away from home. The Royal Swedish Museum and the Royal Palace of Stockholm is a 15-minute walk away. All rooms have either city view or view over one of the hotel’s beautiful courtyards. 201 rooms and suites, interconnecting rooms, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, outdoor pool, fitness centre and sauna. Upgrade your stay to a suite and enjoy beautiful views over Norrmalmstorg or Berzelii Park.

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Grand Hotel, Stockholm ★★★★★ Since being built in 1874, this elegant hotel has been home to celebrities and high-profile events. The hotel is located across from the Värtan strait on the waterfront and overlooks the Royal Palace and Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s old town. The hotel is home to the classic Swedish Veranda restaurant, renowned for its traditional smorgasbord and Mathias Dahlgren’s Michelin star restaurants where guests can enjoy a culinary delight in a relaxed, and comfortable atmosphere. 278 rooms and suites, interconnecting rooms, two restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, pool, fitness centre, sauna and spa.

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Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Stockholm ★★★★ Located in the heart of Stockholm’s leisure district, the hotel is walking distance from the Stockholm Central station and is surrounded by the scenic Old Town, the Royal Palace, numerous boutiques and City Hall, where the annual Nobel Prize ceremony is held. The hotel rooms offer guests a choice for views, the likes of the magnificent Lake Mälaren, the inner courtyard as well as remarkable views of the city. Some rooms also offer a balcony. 465 rooms and suites, interconnecting rooms, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour room service, fitness centre and spa.

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Clarion Hotel Stockholm ★★★★ Inspired by the surrounding area of Södermalm, known for its cultural heritage, boutiques, galleries and parks, this hotel is fittingly located just minutes from the city’s Old Town (Gamla Stan) and close to the underground station, Skanstull. Also nearby, guests can visit the Royal Opera (Kungliga Operan) and the Stockholm Globe Arena (Globen), the largest spherical building in the world. The Royal Palace (Kungliga Slottet), where the changing of the guard ceremony has been a daily tradition since 1523, is also close. 532 rooms and suites, interconnecting rooms, restaurant, three lounges, 24-hour room service, outdoor pool, fitness centre and spa.

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Scandinavia • Denmark • Copenhagen Hotels Copenhagen Marriott Hotel ★★★★★ About two kilometres from the Nyhavn district and a five-minute walk from Copenhagen Central Station, this hotel is located on the waterfront offering views of the harbour canal or the city of Copenhagen. Tivoli Gardens amusement park and the world’s longest pedestrian street – Stroget are about a 15-minute walk from the hotel. Guests can relax and enjoy a meal on the hotel’s outdoor terrace at the Pier Bar and Lounge. 402 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, spa, gym and sauna. Upgrade your stay to a Junior Suite offering waterfront views.

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Copenhagen Admiral Hotel ★★★★ Dating back to 1787, the hotel’s well-preserved warehouse buildings with their visible beams and thick walls project a unique maritime character. Two centuries of history are richly evoked in all the hotel’s guest rooms casting a spell on visitors. Guests can enjoy a variety of stunning views including the Opera House, the highly regarded Playhouse and the bustle of yachts in the harbour. Right around the corner is the old dock quarter of Nyhavn with its charming restaurants and cafés. All other major attractions are within walking distance of the hotel. 366 rooms and suites, restaurants, lounge, limited hours of room service, safety deposit boxes and business centre.

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Tivoli Hotel & Congress Centre ★★★★ Inspired by the Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen’s first theme hotel offers luxurious facilities for families with children and couples. Staying in the hotel’s Tivoli-themed rooms are the closest you can get to the experience of being in Tivoli Gardens without actually going there. Children can have fun in the giant Tivoli jumping castle or visit the hotel ‘spa-cious’ children’s activity area. Copenhagen Central Station is just a 10-minute walk away. 679 rooms and suites, three restaurants, two lounges, limited hours of room service, kids’ play area, pool, fitness centre and sauna.

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First Hotel Kong Frederik ★★★★ With its prime location close to the Town Hall Square and boutique shopping, this historic hotel has played host to legendary Danish poets and international performing artists over the years. Tivoli Gardens amusement park can be reached within 10 minutes. Offering a legendary townhouse ambience with a modern accent, the rooms feature classic, romantic and library-styled themes which are designed to make guests feel like royalty. 110 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, safety deposit boxes and interconnecting rooms. Upgrade your stay to an Executive Room and enjoy more space.

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Russia is the largest country on the planet, home to the world’s deepest lake and its longest railway line. Its colourful past is demonstrated to a degree via its contrasting architecture – ranging from elegant palaces to communist concrete blocks – while the onion-domed buildings so iconic of the country can be seen scattered throughout this vast and varied territory.

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Emirates gateways: Moscow Domodedovo International Airport St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport Distance from airport to city centre: Moscow: 42 kilometres St. Petersburg: 23 kilometres Time zone: Moscow and St. Petersburg: GMT +3 hours Russia has 11 time zones in total. Currency: Russian Ruble (RUB) Languages: Russian. Over 80% of the population speaks only Russian. We recommend hiring the services of a guide.

Commencing in the capital, Moscow and culminating in Saint Petersburg, linked by high-speed train, you will experience stimulating history, cultural treasures, impressive architecture and more on this tour which unites classic and modern Russia. Day 1: Moscow Arrive in Moscow, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel. Day 2-3: Moscow After breakfast join an excursion to experience the highlights of Moscow. Visit the Kremlin, a complex of historic buildings that includes cathedrals, churches, palaces, museums and the official residence of the president of Russia. Marvel at the rich

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When to visit It goes without saying that a country this large has a lot of climatic variation. Temperatures can regularly top the 30s in summer and plummet below freezing in the winter. A snow-capped Saint Petersburg is a magical place though, if you can embrace the cold. Summer (June-August) is the optimum, but busiest time to visit, when ‘white nights’ of midsummer sees the sky barely darken over Saint Petersburg. Head to the Baltic coast for pleasant summer temperatures.

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Day 4-6: Moscow – Saint Petersburg (700 kilometres) Transfer to the railway station for your journey to Saint Petersburg. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The next day join an excursion to discover the highlights of Saint Petersburg, including a visit to the prestigious Hermitage museum to learn about artwork by the likes of Da Vinci and Monet. Explore Peter and Paul’s Fortress and Peter and Paul’s Cathedral, the resting place of many of the Romanov monarchs. The following day visit the nearby town of Pushkin to discover its highlights including a tour of Catherine’s Palace in Pushkin’s Tsarkoye Selo Parks. Continue to the Tsarist palace of Peterhof, walk around the vast palace complex and admire its impressive fountains. Day 7: Saint Petersburg After breakfast you will be transferred to Pulkovo Airport for your return flight.

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collection on display in the Armoury and the Diamond Treasury, see the cathedral where the Tsars were crowned and, at the Patriach’s Palace, discover fascinating mementos of life in 18th century Russia. On the next day, with your 24-hour hop-on/hop-off ticket, create your personalised sightseeing itinerary and explore Moscow at your own pace. Admire Moscow’s most popular attractions, such as Red Square, the scene of many military parades during the city’s Soviet era and home to the gorgeous St. Basil’s Cathedral. Pass by the elegant Alexandra Garden or hop off at the Pushkin Fine Arts Museum.

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Welcome to the United Kingdom

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The UK’s England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales all have distinct characteristics with unique history, landscapes, people, food, shopping and cultural opportunities on offer. It’s easy to see why the UK is now the world’s eighth most visited tourist destination, with 36 million people flocking to this diverse, inviting island in 2015.

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Emirates gateways: Birmingham International Airport Glasgow International Airport London Gatwick Airport London Heathrow Airport Manchester International Airport Newcastle International Airport

England’s many dynamic cities and beaches hold great appeal; Scotland has ancient castles and towering mountains; Wales has pretty countryside and attractive resort towns, while buzzing Belfast and the Giants Causeway are a good start in Northern Ireland.

Distance from airport to city centre: Birmingham: 10 kilometres Glasgow: 11 kilometres London Gatwick Airport: 48 kilometres London Heathrow Airport: 22 kilometres Manchester: 14 kilometres Newcastle: 9 kilometres Time zone: Summer: GMT +1 hour Winter: GMT

London gets a lot of the attention in the UK, but just outside the capital are wonderful cultural cities such as Windsor and Oxford, plus the rolling countryside and villages of The Cotswolds and Shakespeare country – go and explore.

• From the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh to the deserted islands of the Outer Hebrides, Scotland has much to offer. • The beautiful honey-coloured villages of the Cotswolds are easily combined with Stratford-upon-Avon and Shakespeare Country. • Families are spoilt for choice with numerous theme parks including LEGOLAND®, Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and Chessington World of Adventures. Harry Potter fans shouldn’t miss the exhibition just outside London.

Currency: British pound (GBP). Credit cards are widely accepted throughout the UK and ATMs are easily found.

• Climb Mount Snowdon, Wales’ highest peak, surf the Gower Peninsula or discover Welsh heritage in Cardiff.

Languages: English is the national language of the UK, with a small percentage of the Scottish and Irish population also speaking Gaelic. In Wales, around a fifth also speak Welsh, the official language there.

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The UK tends to enjoy fairly fine summer months, cold, wet winters and fresh, sunny days in the autumn and spring. The British weather can be changeable so it’s always wise to carry an umbrella. The festive season is a magical time to visit and the New Year’s evening fireworks in London have become one of the best in the world.

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Discover a unique blend of England and Wales, from the scenic Lake District, the story of The Beatles, Snowdonia National Park to the world famous Roman Baths – all in this nine-day tour. Day 1: Newcastle – Lake District (125 kilometres) Arrive in Newcastle and drive to your hotel in the Lake District.

Day 2: Lake District Wander and take in the spectacular landscapes of the Lake District. Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Bowness-onWindermere, Lakeland’s most popular holiday resort is an excellent centre for boating activities. In the area you can also visit the scenic valley of Great Langdale, the world famous poet Wordsworth’s former homes near Grasmere and Beatrix Potter’s cottage at Hill Top. Day 3: Lake District – Liverpool (175 kilometres) Leave the Lake District and drive south to Liverpool. On the way, why not stop at England’s favourite seaside resort, Blackpool, for a visit to Blackpool Tower Eye. Day 4: Liverpool Full day in the city of the Beatles. Day 5: Liverpool – Snowdonia (115 kilometres) Depart from Liverpool after breakfast in the direction of Wales. On the way, visit Chester. Encircled by a two-mile ring of Roman and medieval walls, Chester is a rare and truly magical blend of the ancient and traditional with modern cosmopolitan chic. Continue to Llandudno, Wales’ largest seaside resort. Day 6: Snowdonia, Wales Spend a day exploring Snowdonia National Park and the surrounding area. Hike up the 1,085-metre high Snowdon Mountain along one of the six paths availalbe. If you prefer a more leisurely climb, a ride on the Snowdon train will get you to the summit as well. Day 7: Snowdonia – Bath (325 kilometres) Enjoy the scenery as you travel through the Cotswolds stopping at the Chedworth Roman Villa before arriving in the city of Bath. Day 8: Bath Discover Bath’s heritage at the world famous Roman Baths, bathe in Britain’s only natural thermal waters at Thermae Bath Spa or visit the 15th century Bath Abbey. Day 9: Bath – London (185 kilometres) Check out from your hotel, return your hire car and check in for your flight home.

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This tour takes you to some of England’s hidden gems. York, renowned for its exquisite architecture, tangled quaint cobbled streets and iconic York Minster. Blackpool a seaside resort on the Irish Sea coast of England and Chester for its extensive, wellpreserved Roman walls made of local red sandstone.

Day 1: Manchester – York (115 kilometres) On arrival in Manchester, collect your rental car and drive to your hotel in York. Day 2: York Located around the Pennines in the North of England, the Yorkshire Dales National Park is home to some of the most outstanding scenery in Britain. Enjoy a ride in York on the hop-on/hop-off bus where you will see many of the major sights and attractions that this thriving city has to offer including York Minster – the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe. Day 3-4: York – Blackpool (180 kilometres) Today, travel west to Britain’s favourite seaside resort. Blackpool offers so much more than a traditional beach escape, from miles of golden sands, home to the UK’s most ride intensive theme park to the Blackpool Tower Eye and solid-glass SkyWalk, where you can enjoy the best views across the North West of England from the top of the iconic Blackpool Tower. Day 5-6: Blackpool – Chester (66 kilometres) Travel south, towards Chester, visit Liverpool en route. In Chester, step back in time amid pristine Georgian and Victorian architecture, shop in the unique medieval two-tier galleries called the Rows and enjoy the city’s classy café culture. Day 7: Chester – Manchester/Birmingham (140 kilometres) Return your car and depart for your return flight from either Manchester or Birmingham.

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Starting from Birmingham as your gateway, head out to some of the region’s best attractions including Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bath and Windsor Castle.

Day 1: Birmingham – Stratford-upon-Avon (65 kilometres) Arrive in Birmingham and drive to Stratford-upon-Avon where you will spend the next two nights. Day 2: Stratford-upon-Avon Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace, where The Bard was born and died on the same date 52 years later. Relive Shakespeare’s love story with a visit to Anne Hathaway’s cottage, where the playwright courted his future wife. Day 3: Stratford-upon-Avon – Oxford (85 kilometres) Continue your exploration of all things Shakespeare. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a working Tudor farm at Shakespeare’s mother, Mary Arden’s farm. Day 4: Oxford Today explore The City of Dreaming Spires, famous for its University and place in history. For over 800 years, it has been a home to royalty and scholars, nowadays, the city is a bustling cosmopolitan town. Day 5: Oxford – Bath (115 kilometres) Spend today exploring the city of Bath. Discover Bath’s heritage at the world famous Roman Baths or visit the 15th century Bath Abbey. Day 6: Bath Take to the healing waters of Bath at the Bath Spa Hotel’s luxury spa. Day 7: Bath – Windsor (155 kilometres) Head east and visit Windsor Castle, one of the three official residences of Queen Elizabeth II. Day 8: Windsor – London (45 kilometres) Travel to the airport for your return flight.

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Day 1: Glasgow – Fort William (175 kilometres) On arrival, pick up your car and travel north to Fort William. Pass through dramatic landscapes used as backdrops in many Harry Potter films. Day 2: The Jacobite Steam Train, Fort William (70 kilometres) Take a trip on the Hogwarts Express – the Jacobite Steam Train which travels over the famous Glenfinnan viaduct. Day 3: Fort William – Loch Ness and Inverness (145 kilometres) Travel north to the Inverness area. Stop at Urquhart Castle located on the banks of Loch Ness and look for Nessie, the illusive monster. Day 4: Inverness Spend the day at leisure exploring the highlands or visiting local attractions. You could visit Culloden Manor, where the last battle on British soil was fought or visit Cawdor Castle which dates back to the 14th century and is the castle linked to Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’. Day 5: Inverness – Perthshire (202 kilometres) On route to Perthshire explore the impressive Cairngorm Mountains and visit Aviemore Wildlife Safari Park, Blair Castle and the House of Bruar. Day 6: Perthshire – Perth – Edinburgh (85 kilometres) Visit Perth, beautifully situated on the River Tay before arriving in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital. Stroll down picturesque and vibrant Victoria Street or walk through the cobbled streets of the medieval Old Town, from Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Day 7: Alnwick Castle, England (65 kilometres) Visit Alnwick Castle which was featured as Hogwarts in the first two Harry Potter movies before you return to Edinburgh. Day 8: Edinburgh – Glasgow Depart for the airport for your return flight.

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Welcome to London • United Kingdom

London is a city that has defined pomp and pageantry. It’s a capital steeped in tradition and history while also home to a wonderful kaleidoscope of nationalities that make it truly multicultural. Its colourful history and sense of heritage are evident everywhere from its fine architecture and manicured parks to its countless museums and galleries. London is always ready to invite you to participate in some of its famous traditions, whether it is the finesse of afternoon tea in a comfortable hotel lounge or watching the Changing of the Guard through the Buckingham Palace gates.

London Sightseeing With iconic attractions such as Big Ben and Tower Bridge, London rightly remains one of the most popular cities visited worldwide. This isn’t just a single tower; get ready for acres of towers, ramparts, Queen’s house buildings, armouries, Crown Jewels displays and more at the Tower of London. Meet the Yeoman Warders with nearly 1,000 years of intriguing tales to tell. Discover the fabulous finery, the Crown Jewels in the Jewel House; an unrivalled collection of royal arms and armour, the Line of Kings within the White Tower’s immense walls and tip-toe through the king’s bedchamber in the Medieval Palace. An iconic, landmark building on London skyline, designed by Master Architect Renzo Piano. At a height of 1,016feet (310metres), The Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe. The View is situated at the top of The Shard, on floors 68, 69 and 72 and almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London and has an amazing view of the shards of glass on the top of the building. Founded over 60 years ago – the Original Sightseeing Bus Tour is the essential introduction to London. The Complete London Sightseeing Experience includes tickets valid for 24-hours, three bus tour routes, live guided multi-lingual commentaries, free Thames River Pass and much more.

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• No visit to London is complete without a West End musical. The ticket booths in Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus can provide some great deals on last-minute tickets.

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• London is a city of parks offering respite from the usual bustle and a great place to relax with the family and take a picnic. • Visit Hyde Park, take the kids to Hamley’s, the oldest toy shop in the world, book tickets to see the brilliant Lion King and visit the London Aquarium, Madame Tussaud’s, Shakespeare’s Globe, London Planetarium, London Dungeon and London Zoo.

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London Simply Windsor – The Making of Harry Potter Visit glorious Windsor Castle, the oldest and Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is a truly incredible experience, offering you the chance to explore the grand sets, intricate details and sheer filmmaking magic of the Harry Potter film series. See the Gryffindor™ common room, visit Dumbledore’s office, peer into Hagrid’s hut and see the incredible animatronic door to the Chamber of Secrets. Ride a broomstick in the green screen experience, step onto Platform 9¾ and see inside the Hogwarts Express.

LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort Leave the real world behind and step into LEGOLAND®’s magical park. Home to over 55 fantastic rides and attractions, LEGOLAND® Parks offers a unique LEGO® themed experience for families with children from two to 12-years of age. From comical camels to fearsome fire-breathing dragons, world landmarks to musical pirates, it’s amazing what can be built with LEGO® bricks – nearly 55 million of them.

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largest occupied castle in the world and bask in the fortress’s royal setting. Take a peek at the lavish State Apartments and see the impressive artwork by celebrated painters like Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci.

Bath, Stonehenge and Salisbury First stop is mysterious Stonehenge, with its recognisable rocks arranged in a circle on Salisbury Plain. Check out the legendary Magna Carta that is on display inside Salisbury Cathedral, which also houses the world’s oldest working clock. Your final stop is Bath, known for the famous Roman Baths dating back to 40 AD.

Shakespeare’s Stratford and the Cotswolds Your tour starts with a visit to Stratford-uponAvon, the hometown of William Shakespeare. Pay a visit to the beautiful half-timbered house where the legendary playwright was born, followed by a visit to Shakespeare’s

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bride Anne Hathaway’s cottage and gardens. Enjoy breathtaking scenery of the Cotswolds with its rolling grasslands, beech woods and captivating villages.

Oxford and Cambridge Oxford is famous for being home to the oldest university in the English speaking world. During this guided walking tour you will see Bodleian Library and discover unspoilt narrow alleyways, ancient squares and towering spires. Continue to the equally stunning city of Cambridge. You will be taken on a walking tour through the streets of the city to see the university’s oldest college, Peterhouse, which dates back to 1284.

Leeds Castle, Canterbury and Greenwich Discover magical Leeds Castle located in the Kent countryside. Explore Canterbury, a magnificent medieval city and admire the famous White Cliffs of Dover. In Greenwich visit the world-famous Cutty Sark, a 19thcentury clipper ship. Get a fresh perspective on London’s attractions with the River Thames boat ride from Greenwich to Embankment Pier.


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Situated in London’s most historic area, this hotel is the city’s first elevated luxury hotel and is a two-minute walk from London Bridge railway and tube station. The hotel features luxurious and spacious rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows that boast unparalleled views over some of London’s iconic landmarks and the River Thames. Guests can also enjoy the indoor infinity sky-pool on level 52. 202 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24-room service, pool and gym. Upgrade your stay to a Suite and enjoy a complimentary personal butler service.

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Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel ★★★★★

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Located on Park Lane just opposite Hyde Park, the hotel is within walking distance from Marble Arch tube station and the shops of Oxford Street. Popular attractions such as the National Gallery, London Eye and Big Ben are an easy tube or bus ride away. The rooms are spacious and decorated in sensual colours. The hotel offers impeccable service and features a famous steakhouse and a rooftop terrace offering great views of the city. 494 rooms and suites, four restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service and fitness centre. Upgrade your stay to an Executive Room and enjoy access to the Executive Lounge.

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Situated in fashionable Knightsbridge on Sloane Street, Jumeirah Carlton Tower is only a short stroll away from many of London’s finest department stores and exclusive boutiques like Harrods and Harvey Nichols. It is also an excellent base from which to visit London’s finest museums including the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Natural History Museum. All rooms combine sophistication with true luxury. 216 rooms and suites, three restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, indoor pool, spa, fitness centre and a golf simulator. Upgrade your stay to Junior Suite and enjoy more space for the family.

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The Park Tower Knightsbridge, a Luxury Collection Hotel, London, located in the heart of Knightsbridge is just steps away from one of London’s most distinguished districts renowned for its acclaimed restaurants and luxury shopping at department stores such as Harvey Nichols and Harrods. The guest rooms and Penthouse Suites command sweeping 360-degree views of neighbouring Hyde Park and the London skyline offering guest the most authentic of experiences. 271 rooms and suites, restaurant, two lounges and fitness suite.

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Ideally located between Knightsbridge Station and Hyde Park Station, The Berkeley is the epitome of modern British Luxury. The rooftop garden and pool is a secret haven overlooking Hyde Park allowing the bustle of London to disappear.

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203 rooms and suites, two restaurants, two lounges, spa and fitness centre.

A short walk from Tower Hill tube station and steps away from Tower Bridge, this residence along the River Thames, enjoys spectacular views over the Thames and Tower of London and the Shard.

Overlooking Green Park and Buckingham Palace, this Mayfair hotel is ideally located.

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Located in the heart of London’s West End, this hotel provides elegant accommodation. A choice of nearby tube stations provides quick transport to any London attraction.

Close to Buckingham Palace, the Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences is a suite-only, heritage hotel and is a short walk to St. James’ Park, Westminster and Mayfair.

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85 one, two and three-bedroom suites, three restaurants, two lounges, fully equipped kitchen, wellness centre and gym.

This art deco inspired hotel is located near London’s famous shopping district of Oxford and Bond Street. The hotel is close to tube stations and major bus routes and is particularly convenient for visits to nearby Regent’s Park as well as the many West End attractions.

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This hotel is located on Edgware Road, just a 10-minute walk from the Oxford Street Situated off Edgware Road, this hotel is close to shopping and Hyde Park. Guests can use famous Oxford, Regent and Bond Streets and Edgware Road tube station to visit city Hyde Park. Marble Arch and Edgware Road attractions. tube stations give easy access to attractions. 1,059 rooms and suites, three restaurants, 240 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, two lounges, 24-hour room service, pool and 24-hour room service, indoor pool and fitness fitness centre. centre.

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Just across from South Kensington underground station, this residence comprises of apartments offering comfort, security and a home away from home and is ideal for families who would like to book an apartment for a night or for longer stays. 47 one, two and three-bedroom apartments and kitchenette.

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Citadines Holborn – Covent Garden Lancaster Gate Hotel ★★★ London ★★★★ This hotel is located in one of London’s famous

A unique property that is located at the northern end of Park Lane, overlooking Marble Arch and Hyde Park. The hotel is close to the Marble Arch tube station and Oxford Street.

Close to West End’s Covent Garden, the residence is near to many key tourist attractions and is surrounded by a variety of restaurants, art galleries and museums including the Royal Opera House and The British Museum.

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Welcome to Ireland

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At a glance Emirates gateway: Dublin International Airport Distance from airport to city centre: 7 kilometres Time zone: Summer: GMT +2 hours Winter: GMT +1 hour Currency: Euro (EUR). You’ll find ATMs in all major cities and larger towns, but don’t always expect them in villages or remote places, of which there are many. Major credit cards widely accepted. Languages: The official language is Irish Gaelic, but English is more commonly spoken.

When to visit Ireland has a four-season climate, with nothing too extreme in the form of heat or cold, so you can visit year-round comfortably. Just take an umbrella as it can be wet.

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From joining in with lively St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, to admiring elegant Georgian Squares in Dublin, surfing around rugged coastline or scrambling over ancient castles, Ireland holds many wonderful attractions. A varied country such as this is great for a self-drive tour and friendly locals will always welcome you along the way.

Sightseeing Set on the sweep of Dublin Bay and the conical Wicklow Mountains as a backdrop, Dublin is a compact city, with most of its attractions within walking distance of each other.

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Game of Thrones® Day Tour takes you to Northern Ireland where you can visit Tollymore Forest Park, the film location of many key scenes, such as the opening prologue scene north of the Wall. There are nine Game of Thrones® film locations on site.

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South Coast and Powerscourt Gardens Tour passes through the beautifully developed Docklands area of Dublin City, before travelling inland, climbing the beautiful Wicklow Mountains and continuing to the enchanting old-world village of Enniskerry, home to Powerscourt Estate and Gardens.

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Brooks Hotel ★★★★

Just a minutes-walk from Grafton Street, this hotel is located at the very heart of Dublin’s premier retail and cultural quarter. Guests can relax over seasonal afternoon tea and have a street-side view of Dublin city.

A 10-minute walk from St. Patrick’s Cathedral and a 12-minute walk from the Ilac Shopping The hotel overlooks St. Stephen’s Green Park Centre, this hotel offers stylish rooms with and is within walking distance of the main handcrafted Irish wooden furniture and shopping areas including Grafton Street. luxurious fabrics to create a heritage feel. 99 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 98 rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, 24- 24-hour room service and fitness centre. hour room service, fitness centre and sauna.

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Middle East and North Africa bucket list The Arab world is a cradle to some of the world’s oldest civilisations. It’s a beautiful and intricate land with unspoilt landscapes that are home to some of the most welcoming people on the planet. Wherever you find yourself, whether marvelling at the rose gold city of Petra, spending a day at the marketplace of Fez, or cruising the mighty river Nile; you’ll be experiencing some of history’s grandest epics. Here are some bucket list ideas to get you started.

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Marvel at a wonder of the world in Petra, Jordan

The rose gold city of Petra, with its ancient architecture chiselled from copper sandstone and its breathtaking views across a windblown landscape, is not just a highlight of Jordan: it’s a wonder of the world. Ride a donkey to the monastery, drink tea with a Bedouin, and watch as the sun sets over the Treasury, casting everything into purple shadow and amber light. PAGE 325

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Make the best of both worlds in Mzaar, Lebanon

There are not many places in the world where you can go for a swim in the morning and in a matter of minutes be up in the slopes trying your luck on the ski trails. After a dip in the Mediterranean, peruse the home grown goods in nearby villages and pack a picnic to take up to the Mzaar Mountain Resort. You’ll be skiing your heart out by lunch time. PAGE 328

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Detox at the Dead Sea, Jordan

The lowest point on the face of the earth, the Dead Sea is a mix of ancient history, stunning natural beauty, and holistic mineral spas to soothe and pamper even the weariest of travellers. Take a moment to float in its rich salty waters and then smother yourself in mineral mud, known to cleanse and detox the body. PAGE 326

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Watch a sunset on the Beirut Corniche, Lebanon

Spend dusk on the corniche and you’re in for a treat. Locals bring their own chairs and set up camp to watch the world go by. Vendors wander up and down, selling sweet treats of hot nuts, corn and coffee. Take a moment to watch as the setting sun casts sculptured shadows over the corniche and bathes everything in a warm orange glow. PAGE 328


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Stroll in Fez, Morocco

Fez is a city of old and new. It’s a city of contradictions and surprises, and its impressive medina is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Small alleyways that appear to lead nowhere, actually lead to plush squares, where elegant fountains shoot sprays of water and children play amongst stalls of spices. Spend the day wandering the streets of Fez – it’s time well spent. PAGE 320

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Walk through history at the Pyramids, Egypt

This bucket list wouldn’t be complete without a mention of the Pyramids of Giza. Visit the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, where Tutankhamun’s tomb was unearthed, go to a sound and light show where storytelling brings the ancient Pyramids to life, and see the thrilling finds at the Egyptian museum in Cairo. So much to do, so little time. PAGE 323

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Discover Egypt on the Nile

A cruise on the mighty river Nile is one of the best ways to discover Egypt, with sights and sounds every bit as thrilling as the tombs and temples that await on land. Glimpse the fishermen casting their rods, the dry yellow hills looming in the distance, the men sitting on the riverbank with their morning tea, the wheat fields, the local farms and the kids waving as you pass by. PAGE 322

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Visit the Doha Islamic Museum Art, Qatar

With the largest collection of Islamic art in the world, accumulated from across three continents, this museum garners a welldeserved spot on this bucket list. Spend the day perusing the intricacies of exquisite jewellery, glass work, ceramic flooring, and woven textiles and gaining a true insight into the uniformity of Islamic art. PAGE 331

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Sample fresh fruit at Jebel Akhdar, Oman

This mountain is known as the green jewel of the Al Hajar mountain ranges. It stretches 2,000 metres above sea level and a walk or drive up allows for stunning views of village life below. The fresh mountain air and frequent rainfall encourages a selection of pomegranates, peaches, apricots and other fruit to grow in this region. PAGE 329

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Discover Djema el Fna, Marrakech, Morocco

A whirlwind of colour and culture, Djema el Fna is a show you don’t want to miss. Head to Marrakech’s main square which, by mid-morning, is already brimming with the sound of storytellers, snake charmers and Berber musicians. Henna tattooists beckon from colourfully cushioned sidelines and vendors in fringed hats tempt you with caramelised nuts and fresh coffee. PAGE 320 319


Welcome to Morocco

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This North African destination is an exotic mix of ancient history and architecture blended with a potent and colourful culture. From its unique cuisine to its bustling souks, Morocco is an assault on the senses. There are also plenty of gorgeous beaches to relax on with a glass of mint tea when you need to put your feet up.

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When to visit

Emirates gateway: Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport

Morocco’s low season is during the summer months between May and September due to the high temperature. The best times to visit are in the spring and autumn due to cooler but still warm weather. Expect that prices for hotels are likely to increase for major travel periods.

Distance from airport to city centre: 35 kilometres Time zone: GMT Currency: Moroccan Dirham (MAD). ATMs are common in cities and major credit cards are widely accepted in tourist centres but you will have to use cash in the souks.

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This fascinating tour includes guided visits to the imperial cities, the magic of Djema el Fna, colourful souks, ancient medinas, magnificent palaces and mosques. Day 1: Casablanca Meet and greet on arrival before transferring to your hotel. In the afternoon visit the celebrated Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in Morocco and Africa. Day 2: Casablanca – Meknes – Fez (320 kilometres) Visit the lively souks with traditional handicrafts, artists and musicians of Meknes; the impressive Bab Mansour Gate and the Royal Stables. En-route to Fez, stop at the ruins of Volubilis and the holy city of Moulay Idriss. Day 3: Fez Tour this captivating city, considered the spiritual capital of Morocco, and an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Fez is believed to be one of the world’s largest car-free urban areas.

Languages: Official language is Arabic, although French is widely spoken – especially in cities. Some English is spoken in hotels, restaurants and shops.

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Day 4: Fez – Beni Mellal – Marrakech (470 kilometres) Your first stop this morning is the quaint village of Azrou, surrounded by mountains covered with green oak and cedar. Lunch is at Beni Mellal, surrounded by olive and orange groves. End the day in Marrakech, located at the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. Day 5: Marrakech Visit Menara Gardens, Bahia Palace, the Saadian tombs and Koutoubia Minaret. Explore the thriving souks and the unique Djema el Fna Square. Day 6: Marrakech – Casablanca (240 kilometres) After breakfast drive to Casablanca, the commercial capital of Morocco and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.


Marrakech and Essaouira Hotels • Morocco

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Le Méridien N’fis, Marrakech ★★★★★ Four Seasons Resort Marrakech

La Sultana Marrakech ★★★★★

Situated in the heart of L’Hivernage, Le Méridien N’fis Marrakech is an enchanting resort offering stylishly designed rooms with warm earth tones to create an inviting ambiance.

A luxurious riad situated in the old city in Kasbah district, within close proximity to key attractions and Djema el Fna Square. La Sultana is a reflection of a traditional Moroccan house offering rooms that are beautifully ornamented with attention to detail.

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Situated in Medina, the expansive rooms are bright and airy, decorated with soothing tones.

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Sofitel Marrakech Lounge & Spa Hotel ★★★★★

Heure Bleue Palais - Relais & Châteaux, Essaouira ★★★★★

Located in Hivernage, the elegant rooms are decorated in gold, white and beige tones.

An authentic oriental building in Old Medina transformed into a luxurious hotel.

163 rooms and suites, four restaurants, five lounges, 24-hour room service, shop, hairdresser, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, children’s play area, outdoor pool, fitness centre and spa.

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Le Médina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa Sea & Spa-MGallery by Sofitel ★★★★★ A typical Moroccan riad in a contemporary setting, located on the beach. 117 rooms and suites, two restaurants, two lounges, 24-hour room service, shop, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, outdoor pool, fitness centre and spa.

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Welcome to Egypt

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Few places are as steeped in history as Egypt, land of the pharaohs, whose mighty temples and ancient sculptures have aroused wonder and awe for centuries. Combined with the natural spectacle of the mighty Western Desert, the marine reserves of the Red Sea and the cultural melting pot of Cairo, Egypt is one of the most alluring destinations on the planet.

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6 days/5 nights – Cruise and chauffeur-driven private car tour

Emirates gateway: Cairo International Airport Distance from airport to city centre: 22 kilometres Time zone: GMT +2 hours Currency: Egyptian Pound (EGP). Credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs can be found in most cities. US Dollars are also widely accepted. Languages: Arabic is the official language, but English is spoken in resorts and tourist sites.

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The Nile is a major north-flowing river in north eastern Africa, generally regarded as one of the longest rivers in the world. Commonly referred to as the ‘mother of civilisation’, it has attracted pilgrims and travellers since the 16th century BC. Set sail on the Movenpick M/S Royal Lily or the Movenpick M/S Royal Lotus along this historic waterway in comfort, meandering past the wonders of the ancient world. Begin in Cairo at the Egyptian Museum and Great Pyramids before boarding a Nile cruise at Aswan. A cruise along the river is an ideal way to journey through the sites of ancient Egypt. Day 1: Cairo Arrive at Cairo International Airport where you

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Day 4: Aswan – Edfu Savour breakfast on board as you sail to Kom Ombo. This afternoon visit a temple shared by two gods – Sobek and Haeroris in Kom Ombo. Dinner and entertainment are scheduled this evening as the riverboat sets sail to Edfu. Day 5: Edfu – Luxor This morning, pay a visit to the famed Temple of Horus in Edfu. Set sail to Luxor via Esna while relaxing over with lunch. In the late afternoon explore the Temple of Luxor and ancient Temple of Karnak. Luxor has frequently been characterised as the ‘world’s greatest open air museum’. A dinner and belly-dance show ensure a fun-filled final evening on board.

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Day 3: Cairo – Aswan Take a short flight from Cairo International Airport to Aswan and transfer to the riverside. Enjoy lunch on board, before visiting the High Dam and the Old Dam; the unfinished Obelisk and the Philae Temple for wonderful photo opportunities. Enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on board.

Day 6: Luxor – Cairo Breakfast can be enjoyed before disembarking. This morning, wander through the royal burial sites – the Valleys of the Kings and Queens – and the West Bank in Luxor. Transfer to Luxor airport for your flight back to Cairo to connect with your international flight.

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Day 2: Cairo Tour the Egyptian Museum to view the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities before visiting the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza. The Great Pyramids is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the only one still in existence.

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Egypt’s dry desert climate means that the winter months from October to February, with mostly sunny warm weather, are generally the best time to visit. Temperatures can reach 40℃ in the summer months from June to August, which makes parts of the country like the Western Desert, off limits; although the Mediterranean coast is warm and pleasant this time of year. The shoulder seasons bring milder weather and smaller crowds.


Welcome to Cairo • Egypt

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Cairo, with the Nile at its heart, is the largest city on the African Continent. An extraordinary mix of old and new, it provides an endless variety of things to see and do – from exploring the labyrinthine of Khan-El-Khalili Bazaar to investigating the fabulous displays in the Egyptian Museum, and spending the evening in a local café overlooking the Nile or the Pyramids. With its chaotic streets and myriad of cultural and historical influences, Cairo provides an enchanting destination for all.

Cairo sightseeing Nile River Dinner Cruise: Embark an elegant cruising restaurant, sailing one of the world’s longest rivers. Feast on Egyptian specialities, and watch a folklore show as you take in the illuminated sights of Cairo by night. Classical Sights Tour: Visit some of the most awe-inspiring monuments and attractions that provide a fascinating insight into the history of ancient Egyptian civilisation.

Egyptian Museum: Discover antiquities, treasures and mummies. See ancient coins, papyrus and monuments. Marvel at Farao Tutankhamun’s ornate gold funeral mask and old sarcophagi and scarabs. Pyramids at Sakkara: Also known as ‘Step Pyramid’, it is the oldest known of Egypt’s 97 pyramids and has the some of the oldest stone structures in the world.

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Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza ★★★★★

InterContinental Cairo Citystars ★★★★★

Situated on the legendary corniche and occupying 30 storeys of the prestigious Nile Plaza, this elegant hotel offers some of the most spacious Nile view accommodation in Cairo. The hotel houses the largest spa in Cairo with separate ladies and gentlemen facilities and gourmet restaurants and lounges offering local and international cuisine.

Set minutes away from Cairo International Airport and next to Cairo’s largest retail and leisure complex, this beautiful hotel provides luxurious accommodation amid lush gardens coupled with excellent service and hospitality. The hotel has direct access to over 550 stores and an indoor theme park at Citystars Heliopolis.

221 rooms and suites, five restaurants, four lounges, 24-hour room service, boutique, hairdresser, beauty salon, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, steam room, sauna and massage treatments.

824 rooms and suites, 11 restaurants, lounge, 24-hour room service, shops, hairdresser, beauty salon, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna, massage treatments, tennis and squash courts.

Upgrade your stay to a Nile-View Room for a beautiful view of The Nile River or the island of Zamalek.

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InterContinental Cairo Semiramis Hotel ★★★★★ Offering the perfect balance between modern luxury and ancient charm, the hotel is ideally located in the heart of the city on the banks of the Nile river. The hotel features a 26 square-metre rooftop pool and offers fine dining experiences with exquisite cuisine to suit every taste. 726 rooms and suites, eight restaurants, four lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, hairdresser, beauty salon, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, two outdoor pools, fitness centre, spa, jacuzzi, steam room and massage treatments. Upgrade your stay to a Club Room and enjoy complimentary access to the lounge.

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Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino ★★★★★ Rising majestically above the Zamalek district, the property combines a former royal palace with twin towers. The hotel’s immaculately designed rooms feature breathtaking views of Cairo and the Nile river. 1,088 rooms and suites, eight restaurants, four lounges, 24-hour room service, shops, beauty salon, babysitting, interconnecting rooms, outdoor pools, fitness centre, sauna and steam bath. Upgrade your stay to a Deluxe Nile View for unparalleled view of the Nile.

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Mena House Hotel, Giza ★★★★★ Bounded by 40 acres of lush gardens, Mena House Pyramids is located within close proximity to the Great Pyramids of Giza. This luxurious hotel is designed to reflect its royal history through handcrafted furniture and beautiful antiques. Rooms are spacious and beautifully designed in neutral, calming tones, featuring seating area and a terrace that offers views of the magnificent pyramids or the landscaped gardens. 420 rooms a