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The Holiday Collection 2016 - 2017 Europe USA


Find inspiration here Whether it’s a family adventure, luxury city break, stimulating cultural trip or beachside bliss you’re looking for, dnata Travel has it covered. We have a great selection of stunning hotels and resorts in Europe and the USA, matched with expert advice and the highest standards of service. Let dnata Travel help you plan a holiday to remember.


Travel & Tours Hertz car rental  Sailing the seas – Europe Club Med – all-inclusive holidays Rail Europe G Adventures & Insight tours

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Europe

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United Kingdom Ireland Germany The Netherlands France Monaco Italy Switzerland Austria Turkey Spain Portugal Greece Cyprus Czech Republic Russia Scandinavia

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USA Sailing the seas – USA New York Los Angeles San Francisco Las Vegas Miami & Orlando

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Insurance & Outlets Travel insurance Our outlets

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A world of travel

dnata Travel is the largest provider of travel services in the Middle East. We’ve been creating holidays for over 50 years, so it’s no surprise that we’ve established ourselves as leaders in tailor-made holidays. Over the years, we have built partnerships with a range of first-class service providers, so we can offer leisure and corporate travellers the best travel products, services and tours. Our Holiday Collection brochures showcase the very best hotels and resorts from around the world, with recommendations and itineraries to help create the perfect holiday for you.

Unrivalled service At dnata Travel, our aim is to help you see the world the way you want to see it. Our multilingual team of holiday planners will help you choose your dream holiday and book it for you. We’ll take care of you before, during and after you travel.

Your holiday, your way From simple breaks to complex multi-centre itineraries, our knowledge and experience means we can create your holiday, your way. We specialise in tailor-made holidays which combine scheduled flights, hotels, car hire, tours, cruises and excursions – take your pick and we will work it into your itinerary to suit your taste and budget.

Hotels and resorts We’re committed to sourcing the finest hotels from around the world. With more than 200,000 luxury resorts in over 30 countries, we’re devoted to making the best travel experiences available at the most competitive prices – without compromising on the high standards of service that our clients expect.

Gift vouchers Whether you want to surprise someone who loves travelling, or contribute to a friend or loved one’s holiday fund, dnata Travel gift vouchers are the ideal present. Choose from AED 50, 100 or 500 denominations and be confident that you could be giving someone the holiday of a lifetime.

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Easy to talk to We speak your language. With more than 200 multilingual staff, dnata

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Travel makes travel easy for local and expatriate travellers from across the Arabian Gulf and around the world.

Speak to the experts We hope you enjoy browsing our brochure and getting some inspiration for your next holiday. We’re here to help you plan your perfect holiday, so visit one of our 200-plus outlets throughout the Arabian Gulf and India. Drop by at a time that suits you and we’ll be happy to share our knowledge and experience. Alternatively, call our 24-hour, multilingual customer care centre on +971 4 389 8333, or visit our website, dnatatravel.com.

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Recommended Families Shopping Spa All-inclusive Golf Kids club Halal (available on request)

dnata4good helps break the cycle of poverty through education, by building schools across Asia and Africa, as well as building sanctuaries

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Hitting the road with Hertz

There’s nothing better than getting behind the wheel in a new destination and letting curiosity be your guide. Hertz can create bespoke self-drive itineraries that will get you started on your own unique journey. Here are just a couple of suggestions to get your imagination revving. Provence and the French Riviera – 8 days

USA’s Route 66 – 16 days

This is a heady round-trip from Marseille that takes you to celeb-studded

Get your kicks on Route 66 and take a road trip west along the iconic

destinations and past landscapes so beautiful, it’s no wonder they

‘Main Street of America’, running 3950km all the way from Chicago to

inspired revered artists. Glamorous beach resorts, Roman ruins and

Los Angeles. It’s a classic journey into America’s heart and soul.

medieval towns provide ample reasons to stop and stretch your legs.

Day 1-4: Chicago, St. Louis & Missouri

Day 1-3: Marseilles, Arles & Provencal countryside

Pick up your rental car and explore Chicago, the sights of St. Louis and

Pick up your rental car and explore Marseilles, the Roman ruins of Arles,

Springfield, Missouri.

then tour the scenic Provencal countryside.

Day 5-9: Oklahoma, Texas & New Mexico

Day 4-6: Provence, Monte-Carlo & Nice

Drive through the plains of Oklahoma to Amarillo, Texas and then head

Time to discover St. Remey de Provence, Les Baux de Provence and

on to New Mexico.

Aix-en-Provence, the perfume capital of Grasse and the glamour of Monte-Carlo and the French Riviera before heading back to Nice.

Day 7-8: St. Tropez, Toulon & Marseille Go lounging in St. Tropez, then motor on to Toulon and Marseille to return your Hertz rental.

Day 10-11: Albuquerque & Grand Canyon See Albuquerque’s Painted Desert then aim for the epic Grand Canyon.

Day 12-13: Arizona & Las Vegas From the photogenic wilds of Arizona, it’s time to cruise into Vegas.

Day 14-16: Los Angeles Finally, steer your wheels into sunny California, finishing in Los Angeles.

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Economy

Compact 4

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Citroen C3

Ford Focus

Intermediate

Luxury

Ford C-Max

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BMW 1 Series

Full Size

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Mercedes Benz E Class

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Premium

Full Size SUV

Volvo XC60

Compact Elite

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Range Rover Evoque

Prestige

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Volvo S80

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Mercedes Benz S Class

Hiring with Hertz - the fine print What is included in your rental cost?

Liability insurance supplement (USA only) Liability insurance supplement (LIS) provides coverage for you and other authorized operators of your rental vehicle for third party claims.

Location service charge (LSC) (UK and Europe only) Location service charge (LSC) is a mandatory charge that applies to all rentals with pick-up at selected airports, railway stations or downtown locations. This fee is to reimburse Hertz for the concession fees paid to the airport/ railway station or other location for each rental.

Customer facility charge (USA only) This fee is to reimburse Hertz for concession fees paid to the airport (hotel or train station) for each rental.

Collision damage waiver (excess applies) (UK and Europe only) Collision damage waiver reduces your financial liability for damage to the Hertz vehicle, its parts and accessories, except for theft, attempted theft or vandalism, provided the vehicle is used in accordance with the terms and conditions of the rental agreement.

Energy surcharge (USA only) Separate and apart from the costs of fueling rental vehicles, energy costs represent a substantial portion of Hertz’s operating expenses. To offset the significant costs of utility charges, bus fuel, oil and grease, and related costs, Hertz is separately imposing an Energy Surcharge. Tax State and/or local taxes will be applied to the rental.

Super cover (UK and Europe only) If you opted for, or if your rate includes, collision damage waiver (CDW) and theft protection (TP), you may also wish to purchase an additional protection - super cover - to waive* your already limited liability in case of damage to, or theft of, the Hertz vehicle, its parts and accessories, including those losses resulting from collision, vandalism, theft or attempted theft, provided the vehicle is used in accordance with the terms and conditions of the rental agreement.

What you should know when hiring a car?

Unlimited free kilometres included Hertz rentals include unlimited kilometres.

Rental period Prices are based on a 24-hour rental period, meaning a car picked up at 10am should be dropped back by 10am on the last day of rental. Late return fees apply and there are no refunds for early returns.

What is not included in your rental cost?

Driving licence A national driving licence (with a minimum of one year validity) plus an international driving licence is recommended.

Vehicle licence fee (VLF) Vehicle licensing fee/road tax (VLF) is a mandatory charge that applies to all rentals. This fee is for Hertz’ recovery of the proportionate amount of vehicle registration, licensing and related fees applicable to a rental.

Fuel Our rates do not include fuel. All Hertz vehicles are rented with a full tank and must be returned with a full tank or a local refuelling charge will apply in addition to the cost of the fuel.

Credit card A credit card in the name of the driver is a mandatory requirement for picking up a car rental.

Airport concession fee recovery (USA only) This fee is to reimburse Hertz for concession fees paid to the airport (hotel or train station) for each rental.

Young driver surcharge (if any) Every country will have a driving age restriction. A young driver surcharge could be paid in some cases to waive this restriction.

Theft protection (excess applies) (UK and Europe only) Theft protection, reduces your financial liability for loss of, or damage to the Hertz vehicle due to theft, attempted theft or vandalism, including its parts and accessories, provided the vehicle is used in accordance with the terms and conditions of the rental agreement.

Loss damage waiver (USA only) Hertz will provide secondary liability protection from claims of injury by others against you resulting from an accident with the rental car. Your personal/business insurance is primary to the minimum state limits. In the event there is no applicable liability protection, Hertz, by default, becomes primary.

Additional driver fee Additional drivers can be added for an additional fee.

Deposit on picking up the car A deposit is always charged at the time of rental pickup to cover for possible charges such as fuel, tolls, fines and damages. This deposit is released within 10 days of returning the rental vehicle. * Please note: All car rentals are subject to Hertz’ terms and conditions.

Extras Any extras, such as GPS navigator or child seats, can be booked at the location for an additional charge.

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Sailing the seas - Europe For relaxing, stress-free travel, it’s hard to beat a cruise. Sailing the

Silversea

seas on a floating resort means exploring the world in comfort and

Silversea’s small luxury ships are designed for those who delight in the thrill

style (and unpacking only once!), with the chance to do as much or

of discovery while indulging mind and body in the most lavish surroundings

as little as you please. Europe is a marvellous destination for cruising,

imaginable. All accommodation is in spacious, ocean-view suites – most

for first-time visitors and seasoned travellers. A European cruise is an

include butler service and private verandas. Silversea voyages and cruise

especially good fit for travellers wishing to simply absorb the history,

expeditions sail to over 800 destinations on all seven continents, more than

art and natural beauty of this gloriously attraction-rich continent –

any other cruise line.

without having to navigate the roads and train stations, or spend a lot of time planning where to stay or dine. Costa Cruises Costa Cruises has been perfecting the art of cruising since 1948 – and every year, more than one million travellers worldwide choose a Costa holiday. With the largest fleet of vessels in Europe, this Italy-based cruise line offers you one of the best itinerary selections. Every one of Costa’s 16 ships is designed to combine comfort, entertainment and pleasure in unmistakable Italian style.

Costa Cruises 8 days – Italy, Spain, France: Marvellous Mediterranean

2016 departures: from Barcelona every Monday until 27 June or from Savona every Saturday until 24 Oct The stunning new Costa Diadema sails a seven-night itinerary exploring the jewels of the Mediterranean, setting off from the Italian port of Savona or the delightful Spanish city of Barcelona. La Spezia, Naples and Marseille add historical seaside flavour and flair, with memorable excursions to the Cinque Terre and Provence.

Itinerary Savona Marseille Barcelona Palma de Mallorca

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Le Spezia

Naples

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PORT

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Barcelona (Spain)

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Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

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Le Spezia (Italy)

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Savona (Italy)

08:00

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Marseilles (France)

08:00

18:00

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Barcelona (Spain)

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Costa Cruises 8 days – Italy, Greece, Croatia, Greek Islands 2016 departures: every Sunday from 1 May to 9 Oct The Costa Deliziosa sails from the dreamy Italian port of Venice, calling in at the megastar Greek islands of Corfu, Mykonos and Santorini and the stunning Croatian seaport of Dubrovnik. Explore unique Venetian and Cycladic architecture, archaeological sites, sparkling beaches, volcanic calderas and the ancient city walls.

Itinerary Venice Dubrovnik Bari

Mykynos

Santorini

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Bari (Italy)

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Venice (Italy)

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Silversea: Cruising on the Silver Spirit

Visit the Mediterranean’s historic, sun-kissed ports onboard the Silver Spirit with sailings from Athens, Rome, Istanbul, Venice and Barcelona. Silver Spirit, Silversea’s newest and largest ship, combines the award-winning hallmarks of the Silversea luxury cruise experience with expanded amenities and exciting new venues for dining and entertainment.

Mediterranean sailing options 26 April 2016: 6 days – Barcelona to Rome

5 August 2016: 7 days – Athens to Venice

Visit Sete, Sanary, Monte-Carlo, Livorno and Olbia

Visit Katakolon (Olympia), Corfu, Kotor, Dubrovnik and Hvar

2 May 2016: 8 days – Rome to Barcelona

29 October 2016: 7 days – Rome to Barcelona

Visit Sorrento, Trapani, La Goulette, Cagliari, Porto Mahon

Visit Livorno, Portofino, Monte-Carlo, Marseille, Porto Mahon and

and Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca

29 July 2016: 7 days – Istanbul to Athens Visit Dikili, Kusadasi, Patmos, Santorini, Rhodes and Mykonos

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Club Med – all-inclusive holidays

Holidays are meant to be about relaxation, but sometimes all the logistics and organising when you’re on the road can prove more stressful than unwinding. But with an all-inclusive vacation at a Club Med Resort, all you have to do is show up and enjoy. When there’s something for everyone, every age and every taste, why wouldn’t you? The beauty of an all-inclusive vacation is that they’re convenient, they’re great value – no shelling out for overpriced food or tourist attractions – and they’re set in diverse locations so you can holiday in the destination that relaxes you most, whether that’s a golden beach or a sparklingwhite, snow-covered mountain. Club Med Resorts pride themselves on their fantastic kids’ programs, A-grade sports, gourmet dining, spacious and stylish suites, chalets and private villas, live entertainment, parties and shows, all framed by Club Med’s unfailing care and hospitality. For those who like to holiday in exceptional luxury, Club Med has also created the 5-Trident Resorts and Luxury Spaces. While retaining Club Med’s warmth, they offer a more personalised, exclusive experience in exceptional destinations. With premium services, original activities and rooms designed by the world’s biggest names in interior design, this really is a unique luxury experience.

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Club Med Val Thorens Sensations, France 4 If you love to ski and love to holiday in luxury, Club Med’s 4-trident Val Thorens Sensations can tick both boxes. Located in Savoie, in the Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps, it’s a high-end and contemporary resort offering exceptional skiing on the largest ski domain in the world. Nestled at the foot of the slopes, at an altitude of 2300m, this international resort is lively, cosmopolitan and full of 5-star facilities. Val Thorens Sensations is a multi-award-winning resort, having been recognised as World’s Best Ski Resort 2013. The French summits are a collaboration with the French Ski School (ESF) and the resort features stylish decor across the range of rooms – Club, Deluxe, Junior Suite or Suite – and a unique architectural design that captures the surrounding majesty of the mountains in panoramic views that envelop you in natural beauty and light.

Resort features •

Powdery slopes with full range of snow sports

Gourmet dining designed by Michelin-starred chef, Edouard Loubet

Spa and wellbeing centre

Club Med fitness, weights and cardio training room

Wi-Fi

Climbing wall

Ski-in ski-out option

Inclusions •

Ski pass (from age 4)

All meals and beverages

Open bar, snacks and takeaway snacks in ski-room

Evening entertainment and parties

Optional extras •

Turkish hammam

Multi snow-sports formula (age 12 to 17)

Group classes for all levels (from age 12)

Flights

Visas

Insurance

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Get a ticket to ride with Rail Europe

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There’s no doubt about it, train travel gives you a lot of bang for your buck – it’s a hasslefree way of getting to your destination, and offers a scenic journey to boot. Europe’s rail network is one of the most extensive and comprehensive in the world, zipping people from major cities to tiny villages quickly and efficiently. Get your ticket to ride!

Popular rail passes

With Rail Europe, you can choose from high-speed, overnight, scenic and

Eurail Passes

regional trains to suit your budget and your time frame – overnight trains

Global Pass: Unlimited travel in 28 countries

are a neat way to save on a night’s accommodation, while scenic trains will get you a front row seat to Europe’s prettiest landscapes. So what’s the best kind of Rail Europe pass for you? A train ticket is more affordable if you book in advance and only plan on doing a couple of trips, but if you want to really criss-cross the continent with freedom, a rail pass will suit you much better. There are a range of popular passes available, depending on your itinerary. Some concentrate on single countries like Switzerland or Italy, but if you want more, the Eurail Global pass is a sure-fire hit. It allows you unlimited travel in 28 countries, as well as offering you related discounts and bonuses like free ferry trips and reduced hotel costs. It’s the only rail pass to cover the whole of Europe, so it’s your ticket to ultimate freedom.

Italy Pass: Unlimited travel in Italy France-Spain Pass: Unlimited travel in France and Spain • 15% discount for families or groups of 2-5 people with the Saver Pass • children up to 11 travel for free

Swiss Travel Pass • unlimited travel in Switzerland • all-in-one ticket to travel by train, bus and boat • children under 16 travel for free

France Rail Pass • unlimited travel in France • children under 4 travel for free Note: The Eurail pass is available to any persons living in a non-European country apart from Russia and Turkey.

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Hit the European highlights with a Eurail Global Pass So you’ve packed your bags, got to the station and you’re all sorted with Rail Europe’s flexible Eurail Global Pass. But where to go when you’ve got a whole continent to choose from? Here’s a suggested itinerary that you can spread across two months, with 15 days of comfy train travel peppered throughout, to get you to the unmissable highlights of Europe.

Sample itinerary Day 1-10: Paris, Versailles & Amsterdam Make Paris your first stop, getting off to explore the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, Père Lachaise Cemetery, the Moulin Rouge – all the big-ticket sights – then hop a quick ride down to Versailles. From France, spend a day riding the rails to the Rembrandts of Amsterdam, settle in, and explore this picturesque canal city.

Day 11-19: Berlin & Prague When you’ve had your fill of Amsterdam, spend an afternoon taking the train to Berlin, where you can get lost in the contemporary culture of this happening city while you explore its history. From Berlin, Prague is a mere six hours away! Take in sights like Prague Castle, St. Vitus’ Cathedral and Kafka House in between relaxing times in the beer gardens of this beguiling city.

Day 20-38: Salzburg, Venice, Florence & Rome From Prague, it’s an easy half-day journey to Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and home to some of Austria’s prettiest buildings. Hop a couple of trains back via Germany and set your sights on Italy. Make Venice your first stop and enjoy the canals, history and spectacular cuisine for a little while, before taking a train to Art Central: Florence. You’ll need to spend some time here to work your way through the museums and galleries before hopping a quick train to Rome. Check out the fascinating Vatican City to see the Sistine Chapel with your own eyes.

Day 39-48: Monte-Carlo & Barcelona Amsterdam

Berlin

Rest your feet for a day while you travel to the glamorous environs of flower-filled Monte-Carlo with its blue-glowing Mediterranean coastline. The Monte-Carlo lifestyle will set your dial to total relaxation, so you’ll

Prague Paris Versailles

Bay of Biscay

Train

be in perfect shape to enjoy a lazy nine-hour train trip to Barcelona, that art-filled and culinary wonderland, full of sculpture parks,

Salzburg

pretty beaches and more fine food than you can poke a toothpick in.

Venice Monte-Carlo

Florence Rome

Barcelona

Mediterranean Sea

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Guided by experts

When you’re visiting a new destination, there’s nothing like having a friend to welcome you. Someone who’s passionate about making sure you have a great time; who will make sure you meet the locals and can introduce you to hidden treasures. On guided holidays, you can leave all the planning to the experts

Insight Vacations

and spend time simply enjoying your travels. In Europe and America,

For over 35 years, Insight Vacations has been designing the world’s

companies such as G Adventures and Insight Vacations escort travellers

finest escorted touring itineraries. They are experts in touring Europe,

with a huge choice of itinerary, budget and touring styles: large groups

visiting 43 European countries (the most of any operator). They also offer

or small, adventure or culture, luxury or local hotels. Relax and leave the

around 50 itineraries in the USA, covering lively cities and small towns.

details to the experts.

events. These are events handpicked by Insight, which take you far

G Adventures is an adventure travel pioneer offering the planet’s

beyond the traditional tourist-trodden sites to unique places you might

most awe-inspiring selection of affordable small-group tours, safaris

not normally get to see.

and expeditions. Their award-winning trips embrace authentic accommodation, exotic cuisine and local transport to put travellers on a first-name basis with the planet’s people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife. More people are seeking an authentic travel experience – that feeling of getting close to a destination and its culture. Adventures are opening up – not just to specialists in mountain climbing or expert divers, but to anyone who wants to get out of the bus or car, get closer to nature and challenge themselves with loftier goals. G Adventures, with their unique range of products, offers you just that. 12

Every Insight vacation on every continent now includes ‘Signature’

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Insight Gold luxury vacations If you’re looking for the ultimate in luxury and refinement when you travel, then an Insight Gold vacation is the perfect choice for you. These journeys go above and beyond the basics to offer something extra when it comes to style, service and comfort. These standout tours provide an all-inclusive experience. All visits, sightseeing, activities, and evening dining are included in the price of your vacation so you don’t have to worry about anything. Your only concern? Enjoying the journey.


G Adventures: 15 days – Best of Greece (Athens to Santorini) Discover Greek history and culture, marvel at classic architecture both ancient and modern, explore old cities and quaint villages, and soak up Cretan culture.

Day 1-2: Athens Take an orientation walk in Athens, with the rest of the day free to explore, or you can visit the Acropolis site, the new Acropolis Museum, the Roman agora and the National Archaeological Museum.

Day 3-7: Mainland treasures Visit the stunning mountaintop monasteries of Meteora, ancient Delphi and the Temple of Apollo, and the beautiful cobbled streets of Nafplio. Meteora 2

Delphi 1 Nafplio 2

Opt to visit Epidavros, as well as the nearby site of Mycenae.

Turkey

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Day 8-12: Crete After an overnight ferry to Crete, relax at one of the many harbourside cafes of Chania. Hike the rugged Samariá Gorge, take a cooking class and

Epidavros

lunch with a local family, rent a kayak and explore secluded beaches and coves. Enjoy a visit to Knossos, an archaeological site of an ancient city.

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Day 13-15: Santorini Take the ferry to breathtaking Santorini and enjoy two nights on the island.

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Opt to enjoy a Santorini sunset tour or take a half-day volcano boat tour.

Insight Vacations: 8 days – Cities of the East Coast, USA Day 1-2: A bite of the Big Apple Welcome to New York! On arrival, transfer to the Waldorf Astoria New York on fabled Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. A local expert lays bare the city highlights. View the Statue of Liberty from Battery Park, marvel at New York’s iconic Empire State and Chrysler Buildings and get an overview of Central Park.

Day 3-4: Newport and Boston Travel along Ocean Drive, lined with the Gilded Age mansions of America’s wealthiest families. Later this evening, arrive in Boston for two nights. Gain a fascinating insight into the history of ‘Beantown’ on a historical sightseeing tour and a tour of prestigious Harvard University. Boston 2

Day 5: Exploring the streets of Philadelphia Newport

New York 3 Philadelphia 1

Set out for Philadelphia, one of America’s first cities, founded by the Quakers to escape religious persecution and still known as the ‘City of Brotherly Love’.

Day 6-8: Monumental Washington, D.C. Depart for the capital via Baltimore, where you visit the historic Inner Harbor. In Washington, D.C., take an insightful tour and view the capital’s

Washington DC 2

iconic landmarks, including the White House, Washington Monument and National Mall. Return to New York City.

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Europe Words and numbers struggle to convey the magical riches of Europe, but we’ll try: 50 countries, from the speck on a map that is medieval San Marino, to the history-filled enormity of Russia. A climate that travels from Scandinavia’s Arctic wilderness to sun-kissed islands sprinkling the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas. The continent is home to 740 million people, and enough mountains, castles, artworks, coastlines and cuisines to happily fill months of vacation time. You’ll go home with magnificent memories, and a vow to return for more.

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Get inspired by... flavours to savour. You won’t want to skip a meal with a whole continent to taste-test, from French pastries to Italian pizza, Spanish tapas to Swiss fondue. blockbuster scenery. Take in the views from the Eiffel Tower, a Swiss mountaintop, or a cruise ship on a Norwegian fjord. the great outdoors. Stretch your legs by hiking the fairy-tale-rich Black Forest, cycling the cobbled streets of Amsterdam, snowboarding in the Alps or sailing around the Greek Islands. unique shopping opportunities. Browse bustling local markets, or prepare your credit cards for Parisian food halls, Milan’s fashion boutiques and the department stores of London. architectural marvels.Train your camera on Gaudi’s Barcelona confections, London’s royal palaces, and the supremely romantic bridges of Prague and Venice.

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United Kingdom Each component of this kingdom shares common treasures: rolling green countryside, gilded royal palaces, Victorian relics, ancient monuments, buzzing cities and quaint, picture-postcard villages.

Get inspired by... iconic London. They are icons for good reason: the Tower of London, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Harrods, Hyde Park and the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace.

England serves up the birthplace of such luminaries as Shakespeare and the Beatles, plus intriguing Stonehenge and history-laden York. Scotland has lively cities and spectacular highlands; Northern Ireland has photogenic coastlines and a booming Belfast dining scene and Wales glows green with walking trails through emerald mountains, but the crown jewel is London, a richly storied and civilised capital that is a beacon of culture and unity.

daytripper destinations. From London, easy excursions include popping by to see the Queen at Windsor Castle, pondering the mysteries of ancient Stonehenge or seeing a Shakespeare play in Stratford-upon-Avon. the wilds of Scotland. Plan a self-drive tour exploring Glasgow, Edinburgh, hidden lochs, iconic golf courses, looming castles and the mythical underwater monster at Loch Ness. the Lake District. There is more to this panoramic region than its namesake lakes: take in misty mountains, country inns and literary landmarks. the beauty of Bath. Grand Georgian architecture and an ancient Roman bathhouse – it’s easy to see why Bath has been attracting visitors for 2000 years.

Scotland Northern Ireland Belfast

Edinburgh Glasgow Newcastle

England

Manchester Birmingham

Ireland

Wales

London

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European Wonderland tour London

Paris 2 Engelberg 2

Bay of Biscay

Verona Florence 2

Venice 2 Bologna Siena

Rome 2

Mediterranean Sea Coach

Day 9-11: Burgundy wine region, Paris, Dover & London From Switzerland, cross the River Rhine and the French border.

11 Days – Fully-Guided Tour

Travel through the famous Burgundy wine region and on to Paris

It’s all about food on this delicious road trip from Rome to London.

to Britain! Cross by ferry to Dover and see the famous White Cliffs

Swiss chocolate, Italian gelato. Even the history’s served up

before finishing up in London.

differently, with lashings of lion fights and chariot racing. There are loads of special moments to be enjoyed as you explore this European wonderland.

Inclusions: 10 hot buffet breakfasts • 6 dinners (including welcome reception, regional meal, 3-course dinner, 3-course dinner with wine, Rome pizza demonstration & farewell dinner) • luxury air-conditioned

Day 1-4: Rome, Siena & Florence

coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such

Kick your journey off in Rome with a welcome reception, see major

as rail journeys) • hand-picked Insider Experiences • all porterage &

historic sites, and gain a cultural insight during a pizza cooking

restaurant gratuities • an expert Travel Director & separate driver

demonstration. Head north through the Chianti wine-producing region

• VIP entry to many sights • UK airport door-to-door transfers

and into the medieval town of Siena. Spend day four sightseeing in Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to many artistic masterpieces.

Day 5-8: Bologna, Venice, Verona, Como, Lugano & Lucerne Cross the Apennine mountains to the city of Bologna where you can see the sights and sample typical Italian cuisine. Spend day six exploring the wonders of Venice and its famed crafts, then head west through Verona, past Milan and north via Como and Lugano to the Swiss Lake District. Spend day eight touring historic Lucerne – with an optional mountain experience. Just don’t skip the Swiss chocolate!

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where you’ll spend a day on a guided sightseeing tour. Then it’s on

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Wonders of Britain & Ireland tour Edinburgh 2 Alnwick

York 1

Liverpool 1 Dublin 2 Cashel

Waterford 1

Kenmare 2

Celtic Sea

Chester Warwick 1 StratfordOxford upon-Avon Bath Cardiff 1 London Stonehenge

Coach

Day 9-12: Edinburgh, Alnwick, Northumberland, Newcastle, York, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Oxford & London

12 Days – Fully-Guided Tour

Enjoy a day tour of Edinburgh’s major sights, followed by a day visiting

Churchill and Wordsworth. Castles and legends. Rugged beauty

Northumberland. Go via Newcastle to York to see the medieval walls,

and hidden places. The icons and secrets of Britain and Ireland

the Shambles and Minster. Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Visitor

are explored in a cross-country itinerary over land and sea, where

Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon, browse the quaint village, then spend your

you’ll dip into the historic architectural wonderlands and ferry

last day in Warwick, the charming churchyard at Bladon in the Cotswolds,

to verdant lands.

and the hallowed city of Oxford before your London return.

Day 1-4: London, Stonehenge, Bath, Cardiff, Kenmare & the Ring of Kerry

Inclusions: 11 full breakfasts • 5 dinners (including welcome reception,

From London, you’ll visit Stonehenge and Bath before crossing the

• return ferry across the Irish Sea between Wales & Ireland • luxury

Severn Estuary to Cardiff. The next day, explore Cardiff then take the

air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative

ferry to Waterford in Ireland. Visit the House of Waterford Crystal and

transportation (such as rail journeys) • hand-picked Insider Experiences

Blarney Castle, then cross the Kerry Mountains to Kenmare for two

• all porterage & restaurant gratuities • an expert Travel Director & separate

nights. Spend the fourth day taking a scenic coastal drive around

driver • VIP entry to many sights • UK airport door-to-door transfers

the medieval market town of Alnwick and the lush landscape of

Be My Guest dinner, regional meal, 3-course dinner & farewell dinner)

the Ring of Kerry.

Day 5-8: County Tipperary, Dublin, Holyhead, Chester, Liverpool & Edinburgh Visit the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary then explore more of Dublin. Cross the Irish Sea to Holyhead, Wales and visit Snowdonia National Park before heading to historic Chester and Liverpool. Head north through Lancashire to the Lake District, the countryside that inspired the Romantic poets, then on to Edinburgh for two nights. dnatatravel.com

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Stonehenge & City of Bath tour

1 Day – Fully-Guided Tour Escape London for the day and visit two top UK attractions: Stonehenge and Bath. Full of history and picturesque scenery, this day tour will take you to Bath to explore the city’s treasures and gorgeous architecture before visiting the ancient wonder of Stonehenge.

Morning: Bath, Roman Baths, Jane Austen Centre or Bath Abbey On your morning visit to Bath you will learn about the city during a guided walking tour and enjoy ample free time to discover some great city gems. Whether you want to pay a visit to the Roman Baths, Jane Austen Centre or Bath Abbey during your time in the historic city, you won’t run out of amazing places to see and experience.

Afternoon: Stonehenge After an optional lunch, you’ll travel to Stonehenge. You will be able to walk around the stones and enjoy perfect photo opportunities. Make up your own mind about Stonehenge’s origins during this visit – discover the fascinating theories behind these sturdy rocks from your guide. You’ll make your way back to London for an estimated 7:30pm arrival.

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Inclusions: fully escorted tours • guided walking tour of Bath • optional pub lunch • luxury air-conditioned vehicle • complimentary hotel pick-up from over 80 central London hotels • English-speaking guide(s) Please note: Optional tours are not included.


Buckingham Palace & Windsor Castle tour

1 Day – Fully-Guided Tour Discover the charm of two gorgeous royal residences with this package. You’ll be able to go inside fabled Buckingham Palace, see the State Rooms and explore the South Garden before

Inclusions: fully escorted tours • special timed entry to Buckingham Palace with audio tour • entrance to Windsor Castle • English-speaking guide(s) Please note: Optional tours are not included.

spending the afternoon at 900-year-old Windsor Castle and visiting St. George’s Chapel.

Morning: Buckingham Palace Meet your guide near Victoria coach station and walk to Buckingham Palace for a special timed entry to the palace. You’ll receive an audio guide upon arrival so you can explore the lavish rooms at your own pace. The State Rooms are open for just eight weeks a year and the opportunity to see the rooms used by the Queen to entertain her guests is not to be missed! Discover the 47-metre-long Picture Gallery, be dazzled by the beautiful ballroom and throne room before completing your tour with a walk through the idyllic South Garden.

Afternoon: Windsor Castle & St. George’s Chapel Make your own way back to Victoria, where you’ll pick up a tour to Windsor Castle, the world’s largest and oldest occupied castle. Peep inside the ornate State Apartments and check out the priceless works of art by celebrated painters Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci. See Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, an incredible model home complete with working lifts, running water, electricity and wine bottles, all in miniature! You can also walk through St. George’s Chapel. The tour finishes at approximately 7pm in Kensington.

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London

‘When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford,’ wrote esteemed writer Samuel Johnson in the 1770s. It is as true now as it was then: one of the world’s most visited cities is a treasure chest of old and new, highbrow and earthy, cultural and commercial. A melting pot of nationalities makes this city hum day and night, but storybook London isn’t hard to find, in the red double-decker buses, antiquity-filled museums and vast royal parks and palaces.

Get inspired by... world-class shopping. Revamp your wardrobe on Bond and Oxford streets, or in the exclusive department stores and boutiques of Knightsbridge. entertaining evenings. The West End theatre district provides firstclass entertainment, while the Globe Theatre cleverly recreates the Shakespearean era. treasure-filled markets. Borough Market is paradise for gourmands, while markets at Camden, Covent Garden and Notting Hill are browseworthy for clothes, food, flowers and antiques. soaring city panoramas. Take in epic views from a pod on the London Eye, on the River Thames. Icons of the city, including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, reveal themselves below.

Did you know...? You can trace the history of London – and the world – at outstanding repositories of history, art, science and culture. The British Museum is among the world’s oldest museums, and the National Gallery houses countless masterpieces.

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London Hotels

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park reflects a lifestyle of timeless

the-art fitness centre, and in-room yoga sessions are available.

elegance.

For gastronomes, Bar Boulud serves French bistro fare, while Dinner by

This landmark property has been an icon of London for more than a

Heston Blumenthal offers British cuisine inspired by the celebrity chef.

century and continues to inspire with its traditional English designs

Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

and modern comforts.

• fitness centre • concierge

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, London offers innovative wellness

Room facilities: 194 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning

treatments, including facilities such as the Amethyst Crystal Steam

• minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service • butler service in suites

Room, Vitality Pool and a unique Sanarium. There’s also a state-of-

Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London Modern luxury with breathtaking London views. Occupying levels 34 to 52 of the iconic Shard building, the Shangri-La

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • fitness centre • 24-hour concierge

Hotel At The Shard, London maintains the theme of Asian elegance.

Room facilities: 202 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking

The culinary journey is at the heart of the hotel experience: savour

station • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities

artisan delicacies at Lang, or locally inspired dishes and the exquisite

• in-room safe • 24-hour room service • butler service in suites

afternoon tea at TING. Don’t miss a sunset beverage at GÖNG, London’s highest bar on level 52, with spectacular views of the city skyline. Each of the uniquely designed guest rooms has floor-to-ceiling windows providing fine views of the city.

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London Hotels

Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel Grosvenor House offers historic luxury in the heart of Mayfair. Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel has occupied a prime location in London’s fancy Mayfair neighbourhood since first opening as The Grosvenor in 1929. Stepping past the original Lutyens wroughtiron gates into the stunning forecourt and reception area, you’ll feel transported to an elegant yet welcoming retreat. Gorgeously appointed rooms and suites offer a seamless blend of style

amenities, technology and Penhaligon’s bath products. Dine in style at one of several restaurants including JW Steakhouse and Corrigan’s Mayfair. Hotel facilities: 7 restaurants & lounges • fitness centre Room facilities: 494 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

and convenience that will inspire, but are also equipped with the latest

Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill Elegant and luxurious, Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill is in

or Italian specialities at Locanda Locatelli. The traditional Churchill Bar

London’s lively West End.

serves guests a wide range of beverages.

Only 100m from Marble Arch and a short walk from Hyde Park

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • fitness centre • tennis court

and Oxford Street, Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill is close

• jogging track • babysitting service

to some of London’s major attractions and central tube stations. Luxurious, spacious rooms offer scenic courtyard views, king-size beds and mod-cons. Diners can choose between the Montagu restaurant, with freshly cooked British and European seasonal dishes and English afternoon tea,

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Room facilities: 434 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service


London Hotels

Jumeirah Carlton Tower Superior service and style close to world-class shopping. Jumeirah Carlton Tower is opposite the picturesque Cadogan Gardens

Elegant rooms are well appointed and some suites have panoramic views of London’s skyline.

in Knightsbridge, where boutique shops and world-famous department

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness

stores such as Harrods and Harvey Nichols are mere steps away.

centre • golf simulator

Take in afternoon tea at Chinoiserie or lunch and dinner at the Rib Room.

Room facilities: 216 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

For relaxation the hotel features a spa and swimming pool, as well as

• air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities

a state-of-the-art golf simulator to help you work on that swing.

• in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Rosewood London Informed by the grand traditions of a British manor home, and crafted to refined luxury.

Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre Room facilities: 306 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

The Rosewood London is located in one of the capital’s most historic

• docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-

thoroughfares, High Holborn, a road that dates back to Roman times.

making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Stylish interiors, the work of designer Tony Chi and Associates, are crafted from the finest materials and appointed to the highest standard. The striking Mirror Room restaurant and intimate lounge provide a variety of dining options, including traditional afternoon tea. Rosewood London enjoys easy connections around the capital.

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Brown’s Hotel London Historic Brown’s is a long-serving Mayfair landmark. Brown’s first opened its doors on Albemarle Street in 1837 and has

wonderful treatments and there’s a 24-hour fitness centre for busy travellers in need of a workout.

since hosted guests from all walks of life. Located in Mayfair, close to the

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants, lounges & tea room • spa

famed Bond Street boutiques, Brown’s is a London institution and hotel

• fitness centre

of choice for many well-known visitors.

Room facilities: 117 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

Enjoy the traditional tearoom, or not-so-traditional restaurant serving

• docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe

modern British food by Mark Hix. Charming vintage rooms, designed

• 24-hour room service

by Olga Polizzi, are a distinctive mix of old and new. The spa offers

Dukes St. James Hotel Quintessential British charm and the finest luxury.

Mendham’s restaurant Thirty Six or enjoy a drink in the Dukes Bar.

Dukes St. James Hotel offers boutique accommodation in the heart of

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre

St. James, where the blend of British charm and sophisticated luxury

• 24-hour concierge

create a timeless atmosphere. The hotel puts you just a steps away from Green Park tube station, Buckingham Palace and the world-class shopping of Bond Street. All rooms feature rich, sumptuous textures and soothing colours, reflecting the sophistication and style of Dukes. Dine at Nigel

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Room facilities: 90 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service


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Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel Set against the serene backdrop of a leafy London square.

Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre

Boutique Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel is located in the heart of fashionable

Room facilities: 88 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking

Belgravia, just minutes from Knightsbridge’s most fashionable stores,

station • air-conditioning • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe

including Harrods and Harvey Nichols. The chic retreat also offers guests

• 24-hour room service

complimentary access to all facilities at the nearby Jumeirah Carlton Tower, including Peak Health Club & Spa, with a day spa, fitness centre and pool. Diners can choose between modern British cuisine at Lowndes Bar & Kitchen, or al fresco dining at The Terrace in summer.

The Langham London The Langham is the epitome of elegance on London’s Regent St. Symbolising luxury, hospitality and historic character, the Langham London is ideally located, close to the popular shopping area of Oxford Street. This renowned London hotel opened in 1865 as Europe’s first grand hotel, and has since accommodated royalty, foreign dignitaries and celebrities in its luxurious rooms and suites.

the quintessential afternoon tea. Relax in Chuan Spa, with treatments inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • sauna Room facilities: 380 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Today the Langham features fine dining venues, including the modern Roux at The Landau and the chic Artesian bar, while Palm Court presents

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The Park Tower Knightsbridge The Park Tower has an unmatched location in the heart of

plush beds and lavish bathrooms with deep soaking tubs. One-O-One is

Central London.

the Park Tower’s acclaimed fish and seafood restaurant by chef Pascal

The Park Tower Knightsbridge brings an undeniable degree of excellence

Proyart, or dine informally at the al fresco Terrace.

to international travel and a prime location for shopping, sightseeing

Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • fitness centre • spa

and local culture. Nearby is Hyde Park, Royal Albert Hall, the Albert

• concierge

Memorial and Kensington Gardens. The Park Tower Knightsbridge boasts excellent amenities within,

Room facilities: 280 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • 24-hour room service • butler service

including a fitness centre and private spa treatments. Rooms feature

London Hilton on Park Lane The Hilton is a prestigious address on London’s Park Lane. One of the select London hotels offering stunning views of the city

night away at Whisky Mist at Zeta.

from all guest rooms, the London Hilton on Park Lane is famed for its

Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre

unparalleled five-star luxury and prestigious Mayfair location.

• club lounge • concierge

The hotel is close to all that London has to offer, from musicals and

Room facilities: 453 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

theatre to famous landmarks. Guests can pamper themselves at Purity

• air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities

Spa, with massages and mini spa experiences. Among the restaurants

• in-room safe • 24-hour room service

and lounges here are the Michelin-starred Galvin at Windows,

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Chocolate Afternoon Tea in Podium, mocktails at POP Bar and dance the

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Millennium Hotel London Knightsbridge Charm, sophistication and one of London’s most fashionable

contemporary and well-equipped with rich wood furnishings.

neighbourhoods.

Modern Chinese is on offer at the hotel’s Le Chinois restaurant.

Situated on Sloane Street, the classy Millennium Hotel London

Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • 24-hour concierge

Knightsbridge stands tall in one of London’s most exclusive areas. This contemporary hotel is perfectly positioned for guests wishing to visit many of the British capital’s greatest shopping areas and attractions. Enjoy first-class service, a relaxing ambience and outstanding facilities

Room facilities: 222 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

with 24-hour room service and round-the-clock concierge services to help you get the most out of your visit. The Millennium’s rooms are

ME London ME London is part of Covent Garden history, located on the Strand,

Architect-designed rooms are contemporary urban chic with floor-to-

in the heart of the city’s theatre and nightclub action.

ceiling windows, luxury features and personal touches.

Formerly the popular Gaiety Theatre, the new hotel stands within the

Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • fitness centre • 24-hour

recently renovated Marconi House, former headquarters of the BBC.

concierge

Today the ME is a stylish boutique hotel with a fine range of restaurants and lounges, including Radio Rooftop Bar, where you can enjoy a variety of international tapas with a twist, and stunning views of the London Eye, Trafalgar Square, Tower Bridge and St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Room facilities: 157 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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London Hotels

The May Fair Hotel There are luxury hotels, and then there is The May Fair. This icon of expressive contemporary design brings together boutique attention to detail with grand hotel service. A legendary hotel with a glamorous past, The May Fair was first opened by King George V in 1927 and offers luxury rooms, a discreet spa, a fine-dining restaurant and the quintessential London Casino.

which between them have played host to some of London’s most extravagant society events. Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • spa • fitness centre • concierge Room facilities: 404 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

The spirit of surrounding Mayfair is captured beautifully in the May Fair Bar, breathtaking Crystal Room and opulent Danziger Suite,

Millennium Hotel London Mayfair A beautifully renovated 18th-century London townhouse in

service, as well as a selection of fantastic facilities and an award-winning

fashionable Mayfair.

and hugely popular Italian restaurant, Avista.

The Millennium Hotel London Mayfair is located on the historical site

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • fitness centre • concierge

of three townhouses, one of which was the Waterloo house built in the 18th-century. In 1969 the hotel was built in a neoclassical style to reflect this historic heritage. The hotel has retained many of its original features, with its Georgian façade and classic Doric columns. It offers guests superb customer

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St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel, London Beautiful architecture and a taste of India. Located in the very heart of central London, St. James’ Court London, is footsteps from Buckingham Palace and St. James’ Park. St. James’ Court has a vast variety of dining options including the Michelin-starred Indian restaurant Quilon. A feature of the hotel is the extensive collection of vintage and classic cars available for bespoke sightseeing tours.

in Downton Abbey. Afternoon tea is enjoyed in the Hamptons Bar. Genteel rooms are quintessentially English with modern amenities. Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre Room facilities: 338 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

They include Lord Mountbatten’s vintage Daimler, the Queen Mother’s favourite Jaguar limousine ‘Grand Princess’ and the Rolls Royce featured

Radisson Blu Edwardian Berkshire An intimate hideaway and haven for Oxford Street shoppers. Between Bond St and modish Marylebone village, the Radisson Blu Edwardian Berkshire is an intimate hideaway and soothing retreat from the city bustle.

Bathrooms are fitted with Sicilian marble and feature luxury products. Each room also features the latest in digital entertainment. Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • concierge Room facilities: 149 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

Across the cool marble of the lobby, the Apex Bar is a relaxed local

• air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room

meeting place flooded with natural light. With comfy leather sofas

safe • 24-hour room service

and classic wood panelling, Ascot’s Bar & Restaurant serves seasonal British food.

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Grosvenor House Apartments by Jumeirah Living Luxury residence overlooking the leafy green expanse of

The spectacular second-floor Atrium is a great place to meet or unwind.

Hyde Park.

Flooded with natural daylight from the seven-storey high glass roof, the

Grosvenor House Apartments by Jumeirah Living offers a luxurious and sophisticated lifestyle in one of London’s most exclusive addresses. Located in the heart of Park Lane, this property in a historic 20th century Sir Edward Lutyens building offers convenient access to London’s landmark attractions, including the boutiques and galleries of Mayfair.

Atrium feels like an outdoor cafe, yet offers the privacy and calm of an intimate courtyard. Hotel facilities: restaurant • fitness centre • 24-hour concierge Room facilities: 130 rooms & suites with kitchen or kitchenette • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

The Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments The Atheneum offers exclusive, private apartments with views

unique Pudding Parlour. This family-owned hotel offers a range of

across to Buckingham Palace.

bedrooms, spacious suites and serviced apartments.

Located in London’s Mayfair, the luxurious Athenaeum offers privacy

Hotel facilities: restaurant, lounge & tearoom • spa • fitness centre

coupled with first-class views. Guests can unwind at the Athenaeum spa, relax in hot tubs or energise in the fully equipped fitness centre. The house restaurant serves contemporary interpretations of traditional English dishes, or you can enjoy the hotel’s classic afternoon tea. The Whisky Bar offers a selection of cheeses or savour desserts at the

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51 Buckingham Gate Taj Suites & Residences Royal treatment, Taj-style. This hotel is rich in history and heritage, overlooking a Shakespearean Courtyard in the heart of historic Westminster. It’s close to the Houses

residences are royally spacious with separate living and kitchen areas. Of the restaurants on offer, don’t miss Indian cuisine at Michelin-starred Quilon.

of Parliament, Big Ben and Whitehall, and just three minutes’ walk from

Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre • sauna

Buckingham Palace.

• steam room

51 Buckingham Gate Taj Suites & Residences comprises three Victorian

Room facilities: 85 suites & residences with kitchen & living area

townhouses – Kings, Ministers and Falconers, which are each distinctly

• complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar

designed, and beautifully restored to their iconic heritage. All suites and

• tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service • butler service

Ascott Mayfair London Make Mayfair your home in these luxury serviced apartments.

Hotel facilities: breakfast room • fitness centre • concierge

Ascott Mayfair London offers a range of well-appointed short-stay

Room facilities: 56 apartments with fully-equipped kitchens

London apartments equipped with fine amenities and features. With a

• complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • tea & coffee-making facilities

strategic location in an exclusive neighbourhood and close to central

• in-room safe

London’s best dining and shopping, Ascott Mayfair London is the ideal home-away-from-home in London. The 1920s Art Deco building combines all the comforts and amenities of home with an extensive range of facilities and personalised services.

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Conrad London St. James Conrad London St. James offers a smart choice for the

restaurant, Blue Boar, or indulge in a quintessential English afternoon tea

modern traveller.

at Emmeline’s Lounge. Take care of the finer details of your stay with the

Ideally situated just steps from St. James’s Park, Buckingham Palace and

hotel’s pioneering Conrad Concierge app.

the Houses of Parliament, six-floor Conrad London St. James offers easy

Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounge • fitness centre

access to iconic London landmarks.

• club lounge

Encased in a historic 19th-century façade, the chic and contemporary

Room facilities: 256 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

interior showcases original art installations and locally inspired design.

• air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities

Dine on the finest locally sourced British food in the Conrad’s signature

• in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Radisson Blu Edwardian Sussex A calming, peaceful retreat close to Marble Arch.

and Sicilian marble bathrooms with polished granite flooring.

The boutique Radisson Blu Edwardian Sussex hotel is a short walk

Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • fitness centre

from Oxford St but feels a world away. The hotel’s sleek, contemporary design brings modern chic to an Edwardian listed building. In-house restaurant Nova Bar & Grill is a light-filled, laid-back spot to enjoy authentic British cooking. Comfortable, modern and smart guest rooms are ergonomically designed and include luxury designer furnishings, Italian chairs

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London Hotels

Hilton London Metropole Take in the views of the London skyline from one of the city’s largest hotels. In the heart of Edgware Road, an area renowned for its Middle Eastern cuisine and shisha cafes, the Hilton London Metropole is central to many attractions. Dine on international cuisine at Fiamma Restaurant, or try Asian fusion dishes with panoramic views of London in Minako at the Met. Spacious, modern rooms are recently renovated. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • fitness centre • club lounge Room facilities: 1054 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Thistle Marble Arch The Thistle is just across the road from leafy Hyde Park. Thistle Marble Arch is close to the shopping district of Oxford Street and the 350-acre Hyde Park, home to Serpentine Lake, Speaker’s Corner and a host of seasonal activities. After a busy day shopping or sightseeing, relax in the Glenn Miller lounge, take afternoon tea in the Delicacy coffee bar or dinner at the Marmor grill restaurant. Bright, stylish rooms have kingsized beds and full-length windows. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • fitness centre • club lounge Room facilities: 692 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Citadines Holborn-Covent Garden London London apartment living at its best. Located just a short walk from Covent Garden, this property is a contemporary apartment hotel surrounded by traditional pubs, international restaurants, art galleries and churches. Each of the studios and 1-bedroom apartments feature fully-equipped kitchen, living areas and weekly housekeeping service. There’s also a fitness centre onsite. Hotel facilities: fitness centre • concierge Room facilities: 192 apartments with fully-equipped kitchens • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • in-room safe

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Ireland To be sure, the greens are greener here, and the lyricism of life is palpable – it seduces you in the form of traditional music, dance and the beloved custom of storytelling. The countryside is a mosaic of rugged, storm-pounded coast, steep mountains, velvety green fields, historic sites, and welcoming towns and villages. The locals are as friendly as the stereotype suggests, and Dublin hums with youthful energy and a tradition of cosy inns, literary legacies and fun festivals.

Get inspired by… mythical rock formations. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Giant’s Causeway is a magnificent geological formation of interlocking hexagonal rocks steeped in myth and legend. ancient halls of education. Take a tour of Trinity College, Ireland’s oldest university, founded in 1592 and famous for historic tomes and graduates who became some of the world’s greatest writers. Dublin’s cultural quarter. Some of Dublin’s best nightspots, restaurants and boutiques line the narrow, cobbled streets of the Temple Bar district. magnificent scenery. The 179km Ring of Kerry is one of Ireland’s best-known and most scenic drives, skirting a peninsula that reaches out into the Atlantic. coastal views. On the wind-battered west coast, the Cliffs of Moher are the country’s most visited attraction. The attention is warranted: the views are superb!

Northern Ireland Belfast

Ireland

Dublin

Limerick

Cork

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Conrad Dublin Conrad Dublin hotel prides itself on offering guests the highest quality.

Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • fitness centre Room facilities: 191 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking

This luxury hotel is well located in the heart of the city and offers leisure

station • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities

travellers an array of amenities, from an exclusive fitness centre to

• in-room safe • 24-hour room service

contemporary restaurants and lounges. Enjoy modern seasonal cuisine in Alex Restaurant, which offers dishes ranging from the familiar to the innovative, in a warm and modern setting. The Conrad Dublin’s range of guest rooms feature attractive décor, luxurious amenities and beautiful views of the city.

The Westbury Hotel This iconic hotel showcases the best of Irish architectural design. Situated just off Dublin’s Grafton St, between Trinity College and St. Stephen’s Green, The Westbury Hotel is perfectly located for guests to explore the city’s most fashionable retail and cultural quarter.

in Dublin. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • fitness centre Room facilities: 205 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

Substantial and glamorous, The Westbury features the Gallery Lounge,

• air-conditioning • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe

famous for The Westbury Afternoon Tea. The relaxed atmosphere and

• 24-hour room service

energy of the adjoining Marble Bar and Wilde Restaurant combine to make The Westbury a great social hub and Dublin’s ultimate city

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The Shelbourne Dublin, a Renaissance Hotel Picture-perfect location overlooking St. Stephen’s Green. Close to many of Dublin’s most famous historic landmarks,

visiting Ireland’s capital, the staff at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel will make your stay truly remarkable.

The Shelbourne successfully marries traditional splendour and

Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

contemporary convenience. Stretch out in a newly refurbished

• fitness centre • 24-hour concierge

guestroom with Egyptian cotton sheets, marble bathrooms, deluxe bath products, robes and slippers.

Room facilities: 265 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Start or end your evening at No.27 or the Horseshoe Bar; before heading to signature restaurant, The Saddle Room. Whatever your reason for

Hilton Dublin Overlooking the historic Grand Canal in Dublin’s city centre.

Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • fitness centre

Just a short walk from the famous St. Stephen’s Green area and the

Room facilities: 193 rooms • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning

bistros of Grafton St, the Hilton is well-placed to enjoy the best Dublin

• minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe

has to offer. Bright and comfortable guest rooms are complemented by a well-equipped fitness centre and Wi-Fi in public areas. Relax with some local cuisine at the hotel’s Stil Bar & Lounge.

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Germany Booming cities, quaint time-warped villages, fairytale castles, futuristic technology and a fascinating history are on offer in this complex, captivating country sitting in the heart of Europe. Germany’s coastline is short, so turn your gaze upwards – to mountain ranges, cathedral spires and castle turrets. There is art and literature in abundance here – this is, after all, the land of cultural heavyweights like Goethe, Beethoven and the fairytale-spinning Brothers Grimm. The outdoors calls with outstanding scenery: forested lakeshores and mountain trails will ensure an appetite for the famously hearty cuisine.

Get inspired by... outdoor pursuits. Bavaria in the south is the perfect region for winter sports and summer hiking. Some of Germany’s best skiing areas are found here. a road to romance. When a route is named the ‘Romantic Road’, who can resist? This 350km driving route from Würzburg to Füssen links a number of picturesque towns and castles in southern Germany. river cruising. Take in a patchwork of dreamy landscapes (cities, churches, vineyards, mountains) on a cruise down the Rhine, Moselle or Danube River. city life. There’s a vast array of cities to choose from, rich in treats like museums, shopping and fine dining: choose between Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Düsseldorf. family fun. Families will adore Europa-Park – one of the biggest and best theme parks in Europe (five million visitors annually can’t be wrong!).

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Munich & Bavarian Castles tour Germany

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Linderhof Neuschwanstein Castle

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3 Days – Fully-Guided Tour In this three-day tour, you can explore the world-class art museums and lively cultural scene of Munich before visiting the

your leisure before returning to Munich in the late afternoon. Inclusions: 1 night in Munich in a 4-star hotel, including breakfast

fairytale castles of the Bavarian Alps. Explore further and you’ll

• 1 night in Hohenschwangau, including breakfast • fully escorted

discover the largest lake in Bavaria, rolling alpine meadows and

tours including a guided audio tour of Hohenschwangau Castle

the beautiful island of Fraueninsel.

• English-speaking guide(s)

Day 1: Munich After a late afternoon arrival in Munich, check in at the hotel (no transfer included) and spend the remainder of your day at leisure.

Day 2: Linderhof, Oberammergau, Hohenschwangau & Neuschwanstein Castle After an early breakfast, it’s time to start the Bavarian Castle Tour. The first stop will be at Linderhof, then you will continue to the famous town of Oberammergau before arriving at Hohenschwangau. Check in at the hotel and continue to Neuschwanstein Castle. The castle was built in the late 1800s by King Ludwig II of Bavaria. One of the most elaborate and recognisable castles in Europe, the castle is famous for its medieval style architecture.

Day 3: Hohenschwangau Castle & Munich After breakfast, enjoy a guided audio tour of the impressive Hohenschwangau Castle. Used as the summer residence of the Bavarian royal family, the castle features the stunning “hall of the heroes” banquet

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5 Days – Fully-Guided Tour In this guided five-day tour, you’ll discover some of the prettiest parts of Germany – and yes, the stunning Black Forest. Covering a diverse mix of urban and natural beauties, you’ll visit Baden-Baden, take a boat trip on Lake Titisee and rev up to the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart.

Day 1: Frankfurt & Baden-Baden Travel by train from Frankfurt Airport to Baden-Baden (included) and discover beautiful Baden-Baden by foot, as the main sights – Festspielhaus, Kurhaus – are nearby.

Day 5: Stuttgart Spend the day on a hop-on-hop-off tour (included) of Stuttgart, taking in the Mercedes-Benz Museum or the Porsche Museum. Make your own way back to the city centre for shopping at Königstrasse; alternatively you can drive to the vineyards of Untertürkheim (optional) and then stay overnight in Stuttgart. Inclusions: 4 nights accommodation in Baden-Baden, Constance and Stuttgart in a 4- or 5-star hotel, including breakfast daily • 1 night in Europa-Park in a 4-star hotel or Lake Titisee in a 3-, 4- or 5-star hotel • Europa-Park theme park ticket • boat trip to Mainau Island • fully escorted tours • train transportation from Frankfurt airport to Baden

Day 2: Black Forest & Europa-Park or Lake Titisee

Baden, Europa-Park (Rust) or Lake Titisee to Constance to Stuttgart

Drive through the Black Forest and then choose between two options –

• English-speaking guide(s)

either spend the day at the massive Europa-Park theme park and stay overnight there, or stay lakeside and enjoy a boat trip on Lake Titisee

Please note: Optional tours are not included.

whilst indulging in coffee with genuine Black Forest gateaux.

Day 3: Constance Explore the old town of Constance and enjoy the beautiful sights of this lake city. Take a boat trip to Mainau Island then return to Constance for the evening.

Day 4: Metzingen & Stuttgart Head to the outlets of Metzingen for shopping and stay for dinner (optional) before travelling back to stay overnight in Stuttgart.

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Munich

Munich, steeped in rich Bavarian tradition and framed by the spectacular backdrop of the Alps, delights visitors with its blend of old-world charm, penchant for hearty food and its warm-hearted people. Visitors can admire the timeless architecture of central Marienplatz, marvel at the city skyline from the Olympic Tower, or step into the future at the BMW headquarters. Around every corner are traditional taverns, offering a wonderful insight into local life.

Get inspired by... park life. Bigger than New York’s Central Park, the Englischer Garten is a favourite playground for locals and visitors alike – join the parade of cyclists, joggers and families. a perfect castle specimen. Take a trip to the fantastical Neuschwanstein Castle. It’s so magical, it became the inspiration for Disneyland’s signature citadel. the home of BMW. Automotive history is beautifully showcased at BMW Welt (BMW World) and museum, just next to the company’s headquarters. You can even tour the BMW plant. Munich Residenz. Fountains, courtyards, antiquities, fine frescoes and Renaissance glory are on show at this former royal palace of Bavarian monarchs.

Did you know...? Germany’s third largest city is home to the stunning Pinakothek der Moderne, featuring four museums under one roof. The museum features a stunning collection of 20th century art, design, architecture and jewellery.

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Sofitel Munich Bayerpost Behind Sofitel Munich Bayerpost’s neoclassical façade is a

has the latest equipment, a spiral-shaped swimming pool and sauna.

landmark contemporary design hotel.

Top floor offers stunning views across to the Bavarian Alps. Enjoy casual

The hotel is in Munich’s former Bavarian Royal Post Office, a blend of avant-garde architecture, modern amenities and sumptuous Frenchinspired design. Situated at the heart of Bavaria’s state capital, the Sofitel Munich

elegance and French cuisine at Délice La Brasserie or buffet breakfast at Schwarz & Weiz. Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • sauna • fitness centre

Bayerpost provides the perfect base from which to explore the city.

Room facilities: 396 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking

The SoSPA provides rejuvenating treatments, while the fitness centre

station • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe

The Charles Hotel Munich The Charles enjoys the serene backdrop of Munich’s Old

with beautiful mosaics. Most of the contemporary rooms and suites,

Botanical Garden.

designed by Olga Polizzi, enjoy views of the city or the Old Botanical

In a former university library building, The Charles is a luxury hotel in the heart of Munich, within walking distance of major sights and five minutes from the train station. The hotel’s Munich Spa is a welcoming sanctuary where guests can

Garden. Authentic Italian cuisine can be found at Davvero, or take in afternoon tea at The Bar. Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • indoor swimming pool • spa • sauna • fitness centre

indulge in rejuvenating therapies, or make use of the fitness centre,

Room facilities: 136 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

sauna, steam room and Munich’s largest indoor hotel pool, decorated

• air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Munich Hotels

Bayerischer Hof Bayerischer Hof is exclusive world-class luxury in the heart of Munich. This historic property in Munich’s fashionable shopping district is among the city’s most impressive hotels. Features include a wide range of gourmet restaurants and sophisticated lounges, including the Michelin-star Atelier and renowned Falk’s Bar, as well as a rooftop pool, the luxury Blue Spa and a private cinema lounge. Hotel facilities: 11 restaurants & lounges • 2 swimming pools • spa • sauna • fitness centre • salon • cinema Room facilities: 350 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • docking station • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Mandarin Oriental, Munich Mandarin Oriental, Munich offers an enticing blend of luxury, comfort and style. Down a quiet street but in the heart of city centre attractions, the hotel exudes a sense of elegant charm with a refined décor and impeccable service. There’s a spectacular rooftop pool with 360-degree views, a fitness centre, Finnish sauna and Turkish steam room. Drink and dine well at the China Moon Roof Terrace or Lobby Lounge. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • sauna • steam room • fitness centre • complimentary Mercedes-Benz bike hire Room facilities: 73 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Kempinski Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten An elegant spa and pool with panoramic city views are hallmarks of this luxury hotel. Centrally located in Munich, just a five-minute walk from Marienplatz, Kempinski’s sixth floor features a luxury spa area with a large pool, well-equipped fitness centre and a sauna. Every room includes an iPad, which can be used to book hotel facilities, access hotel information or order room service. The dining highlight is the Bavarian restaurant Schwarzreiter. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • sauna • fitness centre Room facilities: 297 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room iPad • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Le Méridien Munich Le Méridien Munich combines old-world charm, chic interiors and a peaceful sanctuary. From its excellent city centre location, the property allows guests to easily explore the Bavarian capital. The creative cuisine at restaurant Le Potager guides your palate around the world, while Longitude 11° and Le Méridien Hub are creative gathering places. Relax at the Emotion Spa, with a large pool and 24-hour fitness centre. Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • swimming pool • spa • sauna • fitness centre Room facilities: 381 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

The Westin Grand Munich The Westin Grand Munich boasts exceptional service, delightful surroundings and first-rate amenities. Situated within the Arabellapark area of Munich, the hotel presents a welcoming ambience in the centre of this vibrant city. Arabella Spa encourages guests to revitalise body and soul before refreshing in the pool and sauna. Savour typical Bavarian dishes in Paulaner’s Wirtshaus or watch chefs in the ZEN Restaurant show kitchen. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • sauna • executive club Room facilities: 627 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Pullman Munich Renovated Pullman Munich offers modern design and a relaxing garden ambience. This stylish designer hotel is situated in Schwabing, one of Munich’s fashionable districts near the Englischer Garten: the spa and fitness areas draw inspiration from the natural beauty of the gardens. Many of the spacious rooms and suites face the peaceful inner courtyard and there’s a garden terrace to complete the theme. Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • spa • sauna • fitness centre Room facilities: 331 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • coffee machine • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Frankfurt

The business and financial heart of central Europe, Frankfurt sits on the Main River and is a unique German city, with an international feel and a towering skyline. It is a key transport hub and an easy place to base yourself for business or pleasure. The appeal of such a liveable city becomes clear in Frankfurt’s parks, festivals, museums and restaurants. You’ll still find quintessentially German touches here though – including taverns and the birthplace of literary giant, Goethe. The surrounding countryside is great for day trips: the Rhine Valley between Koblenz and Mainz is German countryside at its best.

Get inspired by... scenic cruising. One of the best day tours from Frankfurt is to the idyllic Rhine River valley – and the best way to explore is on a boat cruise. historic highlights. A beacon of quaintness among the modern towers, the Römerburg is the city’s central square, lined with photogenic 14th- and 15th-century buildings. high-class shopping. Frankfurt’s Zeil (‘Golden Mile’) is where the biggest department stores are clustered. Visit MyZeil mall as much for its bold modern architecture as for its shops. high-altitude views. Visit the Main Tower for a contemporary art collection, bird’s-eye views (including an open-air viewing platform at 200 metres) and a restaurant on the 53rd floor.

Did you know...? You might not associate Frankfurt with palms and cacti, but almost every kind of exotic flora from around the world can be found in Frankfurt’s Palmengarten botanical gardens.

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Villa Kennedy Frankfurt’s luxurious downtown retreat is a wonderful combination of tradition and innovation. Villa Kennedy is in the centre of Frankfurt just off the south bank of the Main River. The hotel’s three newly constructed buildings are built around the traditional 1904 Villa Speyer in extensive gardens. A highlight is the expansive spa area with private garden, indoor pool, sauna, yoga studio and fitness centre. The signature restaurant is fine Italian at Gusto, or try an informal meal at popular JFK Lounge. Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • swimming pool • spa • sauna Room facilities: 163 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

The Westin Grand Frankfurt The Westin Grand Hotel in Frankfurt is synonymous with inspiration and relaxation in this vibrant metropolis. The hotel is ideally located close to the famous Zeil shopping mile and the historic city centre. Revive your spirits at the Emotion Spa with pool, sauna and luxurious spa treatments. Treat your tastebuds with Chinese dishes at Restaurant San San or Japanese cuisine at Sushimoto. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • sauna • fitness centre • executive club Room facilities: 371 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Hilton Frankfurt Popular Hilton Frankfurt is beautifully located with park and city views. In the heart of Frankfurt, nearby attractions include the Alte Oper (Old Opera), Städel Museum, English Theatre, Schirn Kunsthalle (gallery) and the Old Town. Behind the hotel is a large, open park, which offers beautiful views from many guest rooms and the garden terrace. Facilities include an indoor pool, fitness centre, Pacific Colours restaurant and the Vista Bar & Lounge. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • indoor swimming pool • sauna • fitness centre Room facilities: 342 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Hamburg

The rich and prosperous port city of Hamburg is a lively metropolis, sitting pretty within northern Germany. It’s the country’s second-largest metropolis, with a diversity and dynamism to (almost) match that of Berlin. It has stamped itself on some key eras of history – as diverse as the Middle Ages (via membership of the Hanseatic League of medieval trading towns) and the swinging 1960s – this is where the Beatles honed their skills, playing in various clubs. The city’s canals make the Hamburg of today eminently walkable – this port is a unique mix of old and new, maritime and multicultural, commercial and cultural.

Get inspired by... lake adventures. Get out on the Alster Lakes in the heart of the city whichever way you can: cruise on a steamer, or rent a canoe or sailboat. Miniatur-Wunderland. This miniature wonderland is a treat for young and old. You’ll marvel over the model trains, as well as the streetscapes and even planes arriving at the mini airport. fishy business. An early start is well rewarded every Sunday (from 5am) by visiting the atmospheric St. Paul’s fish market, in operation since 1703. day-trip destinations. The 12th-century town of Lübeck is UNESCOprotected and home to charming crooked streets, church spires and a long tradition of marzipan production.

Did you know...? HafenCity is a huge urban regeneration project transforming old port warehouses into offices, shops and apartment buildings and a stunning new concert hall.

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Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Hamburg A grand hotel in the European tradition, the Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten offers an experience rich in historic charm and luxury. Prominently located on the western side of the Inner Alster Lake shore, The Fairmont lies in the heart of the prime retail and commercial district of Hamburg. The hotel offers international cuisine in four exquisite restaurants and lounges, while the Spa and Fitness Club overlooks the city from the 5th and 6th floors. Hotel facilities: 8 restaurants & lounges • spa • sauna • steam room • fitness club Room facilities: 156 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg Hotel Atlantic is a luxury lakeside hotel with a grand history in the city of Hamburg. In its own unique way, the hotel unites the traditional and the modern, linked to the social, political and cultural life of Hanseatic Hamburg. Indulge in the Atlantic Kempinksi’s gourmet restaurants, rejuvenating spa, indoor pool, sauna and private cinema for up to eight guests. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • sauna • fitness centre • cinema Room facilities: 221 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Park Hyatt Hamburg Experience the romance and allure of Hamburg from the boutique luxury of the Park Hyatt. With its central location in the Moenckebergstraße shopping promenade, just steps from Central Station, Park Hyatt Hamburg is an ideal base for exploring the city and one of Hamburg’s most sought-after properties. Club Olympus Wellness area features a 20-metre swimming pool, while Apples Restaurant & Bar serves fresh seasonal cuisine from its open kitchen. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • sauna • fitness centre Room facilities: 283 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • Playstation • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf is a clasically German city, perfectly combining the old world with cutting-edge new. It cements its position on the Rhine River with elegance and style, and visitors can observe the city’s split personality by comparing the historic Marktplatz with Medienhafen, the redeveloped port full of head-turning architecture. The city has plenty of diversions, but don’t miss getting out of town – try a Rhine cruise, especially through the Rhine Gorge, where hillsides are dotted with quaint towns, vineyards and castles.

Get inspired by... the riverside promenade. Stop in one of the many riverside cafes along the Rhine River Walk (Rheinuferpromenade) – it’s a great place to people-watch and experience local life. a sightseeing cruise. Take in the city sights from the Rhine River. Enjoy panoramic views of the Old Town and the city’s modern landmarks. retail therapy. Join the city’s elite to go shopping along the Königsallee, a boulevard lined with upmarket boutiques – it’s a who’s who of the international fashion industry. family fun. Use Düsseldorf as a base to visit Movie Park Germany, loved by families for its theme-park rides and entertainment.

Did you know...? From Düsseldorf, you’re well placed to take gorgeous excursions to the spa town of Aachen, Bonn (birthplace of Beethoven), the scenic and vineyard-lined Moselle Valley, or the medieval Eltz Castle.

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Breidenbacher Hof The ultimate address for luxury and hospitality in Düsseldorf for over two hundred years. Opulent Breidenbacher Hof, opened in 1812, is located on Düsseldorf’s famous Königsallee in the city centre, not far from the Old Town and a 15-minute drive from Düsseldorf International Airport. Guests can enjoy French and regional cuisine at Brasserie ‘1806’ or unwind with cocktails and cigars at the Capella Bar and Cigar Lounge. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • sauna • steam room • fitness centre Room facilities: 106 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Hyatt Regency Düsseldorf This design hotel is a modern and elegant destination in Düsseldorf’s trendy district. Located on the tip of a peninsula directly on the Rhine River, the Hyatt Regency is located in the heart of Düsseldorf’s Media Harbour. Opened in 2010 the new 19-storey building sits on the water with a pedestrian bridge connecting the hotel to the Media Harbour and the city. The eclectic dining options include the signature Dox, with show kitchen and sushi bar, casual Café D, or al fresco Pebbles Terrace. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • spa • sauna • fitness centre Room facilities: 303 room & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • airconditioning • tea & coffee-making facilities • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Hilton Düsseldorf The central Hilton Düsseldorf offers contemporary architectural influences and modern amenities. A block from the banks of the River Rhine, the hotel is located just 10 minutes from the city centre and Düsseldorf International Airport. Hilton Düsseldorf boasts a contemporary bar and restaurant, al fresco terrace, sauna, solarium and fitness centre. The executive lounge enjoys panoramic views over the city from the 11th floor. Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • sauna • fitness centre • club lounge Room facilities: 375 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Berlin

Few cities have a contemporary history to rival that of Berlin: the past century has been a roller coaster for the German capital. A city divided for 45 years, it’s now reborn, re-energized and busy reinventing itself, with a decided X-factor coolness. Despite so much change in the quarter-century since German reunification of east and west, there are constants here: a youthful population, diversity and tolerance, and monuments and museums that reflect both the city’s dark periods as well as its high points. Berlin is famous for its affordability, creativity and its nightlife, and there’s no doubt it brings history to life in a way that demands attention.

Get inspired by... waterfront dining. Berlin is a city of rivers, lakes and bridges – and excellent food – so get the best of both worlds at Berlin’s floating restaurants on the Spree River. an island of treasures. Museuminsel (Museum Island) is a treasure trove of art spread across five museums. The Middle East antiquities inside the Pergamon Museum are a highlight. historic landmarks. The Reichstag parliamentary building and nearby Brandenburg Gate are symbols of Germany. Tour the Reichstag to learn more, and to admire old-meets-new architecture. Then, take a short walk to the world-famous Checkpoint Charlie. royal residences. Schloss Charlottenburg is a grand Prussian palace – come to admire its extravagant baroque design and to stroll the grounds.

Did you know...? The marvellous East Side Gallery is the longest (1.3km) surviving stretch of the Berlin Wall. It’s covered in artwork: 105 murals from international artists, painted in 1990 after the Wall fell.

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Waldorf Astoria Berlin Timeless elegance is artfully blended with the vibrant, modern attitude of Berlin at the Waldorf Astoria. Ideally located in the heart of Berlin City West, the Waldorf Astoria is a landmark luxury hotel with unparalleled facilities. Stylish dining and entertainment venues, an indoor pool and extraordinary spa experiences at Germany’s first Guerlain Spa Waldorf Astoria all contribute to the experience. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • indoor swimming pool • spa • sauna • fitness centre Room facilities: 232 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Regent Berlin The Regent Berlin prides itself on impeccable service and first-class amenities. Regent Berlin is regarded as one of the finest luxury heritage hotels in Berlin. The sumptuous guest accommodation, Michelin-starred cuisine and rich décor of fine upholstery and traditional Biedermeier furniture offer guests an exquisite home-from-home convenient to the city’s historic heart. Facilities include separate men’s and women’s sauna, well-equipped fitness centre and a luxury spa. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • spa • sauna • fitness centre Room facilities: 195 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Hilton Berlin The Hilton has a prime location on Berlin’s most beautiful city square. From spacious, contemporary rooms enjoy views of historic Gendarmenmarkt. The hotel is in the midst of Berlin’s major attractions, including the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, Check Point Charlie and the Reichstag. Sample regional cooking with a modern twist in Mark Brandenburg Restaurant or dine al fresco on the terrace of Dom Curry. In the evening, linger over drinks in the stylish Lobby Lounge. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • sauna • fitness centre • club lounge Room facilities: 601 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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The Netherlands Sometimes travel destinations really are as pretty as the postcards, and The Netherlands is one of those places.

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Cycling adventures cruise past gorgeous windmills and tulip fields. Museums burst with world-class art collections. In the picturesque capital, canal tours take in gabled houses, churches, curved bridges and cobblestoned streets. Quaint cafes, aromatic cheese markets and breezy coastal villages only add to the Netherlands’ inherent charm.

beautiful blooms. A springtime floral extravaganza, De Keukenhof (near Lisse) is known as the Garden of Europe and bursts with colourful blooms and heady scents from around March to May. biking bliss. With its countless cycling routes, this country is designed to get you from A to B on two wheels. Go local – hire a bike in Amsterdam and get pedalling! cheese markets. History comes to life each Friday in the historic town of Alkmaar, where a cheese market on the cobblestoned square provides plenty of photo opportunities. artworks of Amsterdam. The Rijksmuseum is a stellar repository of the best of Dutch art; check out more masterpieces from Van Gogh and Rembrandt at dedicated museums. inspecting carats. Jewel devotees will enjoy a tour of a diamond factory – a handful of places in Amsterdam offer diamond-cutting and polishing tours, and sales of the finished gems.

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Hotel De L’Europe Refined atmosphere and gracious service define the Amsterdam experience. The Hotel De L’Europe is centrally located, a 15-minute walk from Central Station and 25-minute drive from Schiphol International Airport. Recently renovated and scented with house perfume by perfumer Blaise Mautin, the hotel’s spacious rooms and suites are a showcase of art. While the original Rondeel building epitomises timeless refinement, the contemporary Dutch Masters Wing harmonises art and design. Windows look out to the historic city centre, the inner courtyard or the stunning Amstel River, where there’s also a private jetty. Among the dining experiences are Michelin-starred Bord’Eau, the casual Hoofdstat Brasserie and Freddy’s Bar, a classic ‘brown café’. Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre • Turkish hammam • limousine service • private jetty Room facilities: 111 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Sofitel Legend The Grand A hidden jewel in the heart of Amsterdam’s city centre. Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam is located between two of the city’s most picturesque canals, close to major landmarks such as the Dam Square, Royal Palace and within walking distance of the famous shopping area ‘The Nine Streets’, Anne Frank House and the Hermitage Amsterdam. The Grand’s rooms and suites come with exclusive Butler Service, and offer canal or garden views. The SoSPA is the ideal place for travellers looking to unwind. Intriguingly, the hotel boasts a wide variety of lounge bars, from the Raw Bar to the Vinotheque. Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • Jacuzzi • sauna Room facilities: 177 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service • butler service

Andaz Amsterdam This five-star landmark is set on the site of the former public library on the Prinsengracht (Prince’s Canal). The Andaz Amsterdam hotel is surrounded by the cultural scene of the lively Jordaan district and the charming Nine Streets, filled with art galleries, unique speciality shops and trendy fashion boutiques. The city centre’s major attractions and prime retail districts are within close walking distance. Guests can savour seasonally inspired, farm-to-table cuisine at the hotel’s Bluespoon Restaurant, then sample distinctive Dutch beverages or handcrafted cocktails in the ‘speakeasy’ style bar. Other facilities include a spa and state-of-the-art fitness centre. Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • spa • sauna • fitness centre Room facilities: 122 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Amsterdam Marriott Hotel Amsterdam Marriott Hotel welcomes guests with exceptional service. Explore world-renowned Leidseplein shopping and sights such as the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Vondelpark at this well-situated hotel. Whether you visit Amsterdam for leisure or shopping, Amsterdam Marriott Hotel offers the perfect setting. Meat lovers will enjoy dining in at the hotel’s excellent steakhouse. Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • fitness centre • sauna Room facilities: 396 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service • in-room safe

Renaissance Amsterdam Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel’s local experts will help you make the most of the city of canals. Just steps away from the historical Jordaan and the fashion district ‘De Negen Straatjes’, the Renaissance Amsterdam puts you in the middle of Amsterdam’s attractions. This landmark hotel boasts well-appointed rooms and suites, all featured in a contemporary and vibrant design. Dine in style at the signature Scossa Italian restaurant or relax in traditional Koepelcafe. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • fitness centre Room facilities: 396 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam The Radisson Blu Hotel offers state-of-the-art rooms designed in traditional Amsterdam style. This city centre hotel is convenient to Amsterdam’s excellent transport options and top cultural attractions, including museums and theatres. The Radisson’s authentic Dutch restaurant de Palmboom is a charming streetside brasserie dating back to 1742. Hotel rooms and suites are typical Amsterdam-style apartments complete with wooden beams, a small flight of stairs or floor to ceiling windows. Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • fitness centre • sauna Room facilities: 252 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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France The fuel in the tank of centuries’ worth of romantic daydreams, France is as luxurious as it is legendary, and renowned for its culinary culture. Paris can turn on the finer things in life like a string of fairy lights: a picnic in Luxembourg Gardens, live classical music at Maison de la Radio on the banks of the Seine, an afternoon in the Pompidou, or an afternoon of people-watching from an outdoor table at a charming bistro. The Loire Valley beckons with its vineyards and châteaux, the French Riviera offers unbridled and celebrity-studded glamour. Nice twinkles by the sea, while, inland, there is a multitude of villages to discover. Those wanting something more high-octane can ski the French Alps or cycle in the shadow of Le Tour de France.

Get inspired by… ornate, ancient architecture. From Notre Dame to the chateaux of southern France’s hilltop villages and the Roman temple in Nimes. glamorous road trips. Hire an open-topped car and go for a road-trip along the winding high roads around Nice or meander from village to village in the Loire Valley. the taste of the earth. The produce of France is world famous – dine on boeuf bourguignon in Burgundy, eat bouillabaisse in Provence or rocquefort cheese in Rocquefort. the French Impressionists. Visit Monet’s garden in Giverny or explore the landscape in Aix-en-Provence that inspired Paul Cézanne. You can still visit his small home on Lauves Hill – left untouched. ultimate couture fashion. For lovers of couture, every major house has a salon in Paris, including Lacroix, Dior, Chanel, Gaultier and Givenchy among others.

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Paris & Nice Discovery package

England

Paris 3

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Nice 4

8 Days – Self-Guided Package This package will guide you towards some of France’s lushest highlights. Start with three nights in Paris, before heading south to Nice for four nights.

in Nice • daily breakfast • city tax • private transfer in & out of Paris (from Charles de Gaulle or Orly Airport to hotel in Paris) with English-speaking driver – standard vehicle capacity • 2 passengers private transfer in & out of Nice (from Nice Airport to hotel in Nice) with English-speaking

Day 1-3: Paris

driver – standard vehicle capacity 2 passengers • full day in Paris with

Transfer from your Paris airport to your conveniently located Paris hotel.

English-speaking driver at your disposal for 9 hours – standard vehicle

Enjoy three nights in Paris, making the most of this European capital of

capacity 2 passengers • entrance tickets to the Grévin Paris wax museum

gastronomy and fashion. An English-speaking driver is at your disposal

for 2 adults

for a day of Paris sightseeing. Plus, your visit includes entrance tickets for the world-famous Grévin Paris wax museum featuring The Hall of Mirrors, created for the 1900 Universal Exhibition in Paris.

Day 4-8: Nice In Nice, revel in the exceptional climate, sunlit cafe terraces and the beautiful Bay of Angels. Your visit includes transfers from Nice Airport and four nights at a Nice hotel with breakfast included.

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Inclusions: 3 nights in a 4-star hotel in Paris • 4 nights in a 4-star hotel

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Optional extras: full day in Disneyland Park Paris with private transfer Paris/Disneyland • full day in Asterix Park Paris with private transfer Paris /Asterix Park • full day tour in Nice with private driver


Loire Valley tour Paris

Villandry

Amboise 2 Tours

Azay le Rideau

Blois

Chambord Castle

Cheverny Castle

Montbazon 2 (optional)

France

3 Days – Tour with Driver-Guide A fairytale realm par excellence, the Loire Valley is studded with storybook villages, abundant vineyards and, of course, the famous châteaux de la Loire. On this three-day tour with your own English-

Inclusions: 2 nights in a 4-star castle-hotel in Amboise or 5-star castlehotel in Montbazon • half board (dinner & breakfast next morning) • city tax • private vehicle with English-speaking driver-guide at your disposal for 10 hours per day

speaking driver-guide, you can explore the various regions and immaculately landscaped gardens that pepper this iconic valley.

Day 1: Amboise Spend your first day discovering the splendid city of Amboise and its surrounds. Finish your day exploring the architecturally remarkable Château de Chenonceau, an ancient royal residence which spans the River Cher and is known for its history, gallery and stunning gardens.

Day 2: Azay le Rideau, Villandry & Tours Discover all the refinement, elegance and grace of the two castles of Azay le Rideau and Villandry. After lunch, visit the lovely city of Tours and taste the sweet and delicate Montlouis-sur-Loire’s wine.

Day 3: Cheverny Castle, Blois & Chambord Castle Enjoy your last day visiting the Château de Cheverny and discover its vivid heritage. Wind up your adventure by strolling the royal town of Blois before heading to the largest castle of Loire Valley: Château de Chambord. This incredibly grand residence of King François I is famous for its double helix staircase.

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Paris

Yes, Paris lives up to its glittering image – the Eiffel Tower really is that striking, the bistros really are that charming… Paris is beguiling all year round – from the summer beaches along the Seine to autumn picnics in the sculpture-studded Luxembourg Gardens to a winter afternoon spent amidst the cream of the contemporary art crop at the Pompidou Centre. Explore the different flavours of each arrondissement – you’ll find unique salons selling everything from macarons to handmade gloves in the picturesque backstreets.

Get inspired by... the flea markets. Browse for that perfect Parisian souvenir at an atmospheric, outdoor flea market. The small Brocante des Abbesses on Montmartre Hill sells second-hand trinkets and paintings. delicious handmade chocolates. Parisian chocolatier Christian Constant is one of the world’s finest. Try the signature dark-chocolatecoated mandarin sticks or sip on a spoon-thick hot chocolate. a romantic canal cruise. Admit it – Paris has that sweetheart vibe. Cruise the Canal Saint-Martin from the Bastille to the Marne River and pretend you’re in your own movie. superb couture shopping. Head to the Rue Saint-Honoré fashion district, which is home to major design houses and the latest ones to watch.

Did you know...? You can get your own bespoke luxury fragrance made by award-winning Parisian perfumier, Francis Kurkdjian. Just make sure you book your appointment well in advance.

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Shangri-La Hotel Paris French history and elegance combine in the grand Shangri-La. As guests arrive at Shangri-La Hotel Paris, the elegant façade brings

elegance of the meals prepared here. Or savour the Cantonese cuisine at the renowned and Michelin-starred Shang Palace.

to mind its legacy as the former home of Napoleon Bonaparte’s great

Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

nephew, Prince Roland Bonaparte. In the grand rooms, commanding

• fitness centre

views of the Eiffel Tower and the River Seine hold guests transfixed.

Room facilities: 101 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

When in the mood for a light meal, La Bauhinia is the place.

• air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities

The exquisite glass cupola and Murano chandelier reflect the

• in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris Michelin-star restaurants and the Champs-Élysées right on

afternoons at La Cuisine, while Il Carpaccio, the only Michelin-star Italian

the doorstep.

restaurant in Paris, offers Italian pastries prepared by superstar pastry

Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris is in the 8th district, 500 metres from

chef Pierre Hermé.

the Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe. Boasting hand-crafted

Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

furniture designed by Philippe Starck, the spacious rooms and suites

• fitness centre • cinema

come equipped with private bar and a choice of French products. Both of the hotel’s restaurants are Michelin-starred, serving French and

Room facilities: 149 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Italian gastronomic-style cuisine. Royal brunch is served on Sunday

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Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe Paris Surrounded by the chic boutiques and authentic French brasseries

Purple Bar with its retro booths. Relax in the Mosaïc Spa with sauna,

of Rue du Faubourg St Honoré.

Oriental steam bath and a fitness centre. With art deco influences,

The Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe Paris is located among

the spacious rooms and suites are supremely comfortable.

many of the city’s famous landmarks and only 15 minutes’ walk from

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre

the Champs-Élysées and Arc de Triomphe.

• steam room • sun terrace

At Art Deco Le Safran, restaurant guests can savour traditional French

Room facilities: 478 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

cuisine with modern influences or enjoy a medley of cocktails in the

• air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

The Westin Paris Vendôme Discover the perfect balance between traditional Parisian

Le First. Each of The Westin Paris Vendôme's guest rooms is elegantly

influence and contemporary design.

appointed, many with unparalleled Parisian city views.

The Westin Paris Vendôme's ideal location in Paris' first arrondissement

Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre

makes it easy for guests to combine business and pleasure. Indulge in

• 24-hour concierge service

the Six Senses spa or exercise in the well-equipped fitness centre. The Winter Terrace, inspired by Mauritius, brings colour, life and energy to Paris, even in the middle of winter. For the perfect end to the day, guests should treat themselves to a savoury culinary experience at

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Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel Prince de Galles is a legendary jewel of the Parisian Art

steps away from the Champs-Élysées and Avenue Montaigne.

Deco movement.

Facilities include a state-of-the-art fitness centre and wellness space.

A member of The Luxury Collection, the Prince de Galles has become the rendezvous for the Parisian establishment and international travellers.

Discover the fine-dining Michelin-star restaurant La Scène, or tea-time at the bar Les Heures.

A magnificent patio mosaic unravels scenes intrinsic to the art of living

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre • Turkish

in timeless elegance.

hammam

The elegant rooms also feature art deco touches and marble bathrooms

Room facilities: 159 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • minibar

with mosaic flourishes. The hotel is centrally located on Avenue George V,

• tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Trianon Palace Versailles, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel Stay opposite the wonderful Chateau de Versailles in this stunning

while the award-winning Guerlain Spa features an extensive list of

historic Palace.

beauty and body treatments. There’s also a heated indoor swimming

This truly palatial luxury hotel is just 30 minutes from Paris and just a few steps from the former home of Louis XIV. You can choose to stay in the beautifully appointed rooms and suites in the Palace building

pool, Turkish hammam and sauna. For golf lovers, this hotel is perfectly located close to both Golf de Fuecherolles and Golf de la Boulie championship-level golf courses.

or in the sleek and modern Pavilion. The Gordon Ramsay au Trianon

Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

Restaurant offers a fine dining experience and an elegant cocktail bar,

• fitness centre • Turkish hammam • sauna • tennis courts Room facilities: 199 rooms & suites • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Paris Marriott Champs-Élysées Hotel The Paris Marriott Champs-Élysées Hotel is situated on one of the world’s most famous avenues. This charming hotel offers guests an oasis of luxury in a vibrant

Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • fitness centre • sauna Room facilities: 192 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

downtown setting. On-site dining includes fine French cuisine at Le Restaurant and international fare at the Bar Atrium, where all-day menus are served under the lobby's seven-storey skylight. Freshly renovated rooms and suites have been given an elegant makeover, with some exclusive rooms boasting breathtaking views of the Champs-Élysées.

Hotel Napoléon Paris A family run hotel with a love story. The history of Napoléon Paris is the story of a rich Russian entrepreneur, Alexander Pavlovich Kliaguine, who met a young Parisian girl at a literary fair in the late 1920s and fell in love. As a wedding gift, he gave her a hotel in Paris' prestigious 8th arrondissement so that she could entertain the high society of the time. To this day, the Hotel Napoléon remains the property of the Kliaguine family. The hotel’s rooms and suites are spacious and luxurious with

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an immaculate décor, while the Bivouac Café exudes Parisian charm, with a menu to match. Enjoy indoor dining in a cosy room under domed frescoes, or take to the terrace to enjoy a cool drink. Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • fitness centre Room facilities: 102 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service


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InterContinental Paris Le Grand Hotel Dating from 1862, InterContinental Paris Le Grand is an historic

is set in a winter garden and the Café de la Paix is perfect for a full meal

Paris monument.

or pastry, while Le Bar serves sumptuous beverages.

The hotel is located in the shopping and theatre districts close to famous

Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre • sauna

attractions such as the Opéra Garnier, Place Vendôme and the Louvre Museum. With floodlit views of the Opera House, this superbly renovated luxury hotel is at the heart of Parisian society.

Room facilities: 470 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Elegant rooms and suites are decorated in Napolean III style with engravings and modern conveniences. The superb La Verrière Restaurant

Le Méridien Etoile Paris The strategic location will appeal to international travellers and

fitness centre and in-room spa services, which allow guests

art lovers.

to experience a true spa treatment without leaving the comfort

Facing the Paris Convention Centre in the 17th district and just a few

of their room.

minutes from the legendary Champs-Élysées, Le Méridien Etoile is

Hotel facilities: restaurant & jazz club • fitness centre • 24-hour

convenient for exploring some of the finest cultural attractions in Paris.

concierge service

Round off a memorable Parisian evening at the Ma Chère & Tendre

Room facilities: 1,025 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged)

steakhouse and the Jazz Club Etoile. Rooms are contemporary chic with

• air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

courtyard or Paris street views. Facilities for active travellers include the

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Hilton Paris La Défense The Hilton Paris La Défense hotel is located at the foot of the Grande Arche. Only a few minutes from the Charles de Gaulle Etoile and Opera Metro stations, staying at this hotel is hassle-free. Keep fit in the hotel’s 24-hour fitness centre, indulge in gourmet French cuisine at Côté Parvis, or savour contemporary French dishes at the Tangerine Bar. Spacious rooms and suites are stylish and modern with signature Hilton amenities. Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • 24-hour fitness centre Room facilities: 153 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Pullman Paris Montparnasse The renovated Pullman Paris Montparnasse hotel is perfect for families and leisure travellers. Located in the heart of Paris, close to Montparnasse train station, the Eiffel Tower, and Saint Germain des Près, the hotel boasts sleek white-on-white rooms with modern amenities. Guests can enjoy traditional French cuisine at Just'in restaurant, or a light meal in the casual Atlantic Café. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • fitness centre Room facilities: 953 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel Renovated deluxe hotel on the Left Bank of the River Seine. Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel is in the heart of the city and a two-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower. Modern soundproof rooms offer the perfect retreat, while the two-level restaurant, Pacific Eiffel, offers a remarkable blend of traditional French gastronomy and inventive international flavours. Guests will also love relaxing in the cosmopolitan ambience of the Frame Bar. Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • fitness centre Room facilities: 430 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Rochester Champs Élysées An exceptional location for Parisian adventures. Elegance, charm and tradition come together at the Rochester Champs-Élysées. Located just a stone's throw from the Champs-Élysées and Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, the hotel is the perfect place for a romantic stay in one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods of Paris. Rooms range from modern décor to Louis XV charm, many overlooking the garden courtyard. The Rochester wellness centre and spa has its home inside a lovely vaulted cellar. Hotel facilities: lounge • spa • fitness centre • Turkish hammam Room facilities: 106 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Citadines Suites Louvre Paris Contemporary apartment living in the heart of one of the most vibrant parts of Paris. Citadines Suites Louvre Paris is in a distinctive neighbourhood, opposite the ComédieFrançaise theatre, with a mix of high-end contemporary shopping venues, quaint cafes and cultural attractions. Hotel facilities include the fitness centre, gourmet breakfasts, and even the option to have the refrigerator filled with food upon guest’s arrival. Suites are packed with facilities for families, including full kitchen, laundry and high-tech connectivity. Hotel facilities: fitness centre • concierge • limousine service Room facilities: 51 apartments • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • air-conditioning • fully-equipped kitchen & laundry • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe

Radisson Blu Hotel at Disneyland Paris ®

An accommodation wonderland set in rolling greenery. With three challenging 9-hole golf courses and free round-trip shuttle services to the theme parks, this Radisson Blu hotel is perfect for families and golfing holidays. The hotel also has an array of spa treatments, a fitness centre, indoor swimming pool, steam bath and sauna. Modern colourful rooms and suites offers spectacular golf course views and modern amenities. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre • sauna • steam room • complimentary shuttle service • golf courses Room facilities: 250 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Disneyland Hotel ®

Stay in palace themed splendor at the gates of Disneyland® Paris. Disneyland® Hotel presents its guests with the ultimate Disney® service and hospitality, and bright, spacious rooms with a Victorian palace theme. Families have easy access to the attractions of Disneyland® Paris along with luxurious accommodation and facilities. Dining options include Café Fantasia, Inventions Restaurant and California Grill, all of which offer creative cuisine and beverage options. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • spa • sauna • whirlpool • free valet parking • Golf Disneyland® nearby Room facilities: 514 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Disney’s Hotel New York ®

Inspired by the chic and vibrant Lower Manhattan. Charming Disney’s® Hotel New York has Art Deco-themed rooms and suites. The hotel is about 10 minutes' walk from the Disney® Parks (or a few minutes with the free shuttle) and a few steps from Disney® Village. Savour inventive cuisine in the New York style atmosphere of the Manhattan Restaurant or the Parkside Diner. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • 2 swimming pools • fitness centre • whirlpool • valet parking • tennis court • Golf Disneyland® nearby Room facilities: 565 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Disney’s Newport Bay Club ®

Relax in the charm of this seaside themed manor on the waters of Lake Disney®. With décor inspired by the 1920s, this unique Disney® Hotel also adds stunning lake views, a gym, kids' play area and nautical-themed restaurants to its list of charms. Not to mention the hotel is only a 15-minute walk, or a few minutes ride in the free shuttle, from the Disney® Parks and Disney® Village. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • 2 swimming pools • fitness centre • whirlpool • sauna • complimentary shuttle • Golf Disneyland® nearby Room facilities: 1,093 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe

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South of France

Scenic and sun-drenched, the South of France is impossibly beautiful and wildly diverse. Provence’s panoramas will make you reach for the nearest paintbrush (as did many famous Impressionist painters). The famed Côte d’Azur, aka the French Riviera, is the quintessential beach resort, while the French Alps are a skier’s playground. For those seeking a cultural journey, this small pocket is packed with historical sights and antiquated villages, gourmet delights like sensational seafood, plus visits to centuries-old vineyards.

Get inspired by... the world-famous Rhône region. Take a tour of its medieval villages, learn the history and appreciate the terroir. the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Explore this elevated, peachy-pink, magnificent villa, once the home of Baroness Béatrice de Rothschild, surrounded by nine elaborate gardens. Roman ruins. Discover the impressive Roman ruins, including a gladiatorial arena, of Nimes, on the border of Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon. the picturesque lavender. You’ve seen the gentle paintings, now see it for yourself at the 11th-century Cistercian Abbaye de Senanque.

Did you know...? For the best Riviera views, drive up to Vieux Eze, a pretty village that affords breathtaking expansive views of the azure waters below. Imagine the sunsets!

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JW Marriott Cannes JW Marriott Cannes boasts an incomparable cultural and artistic heritage. In France’s famous celebrity city, the JW Marriott occupies the former site of the Palais des Festivals. Rooms blend shades of cream and chocolate with a Film Festival-theme, while an American-style buffet breakfast is served every morning. In the evening, the hotel’s rooftop bar, Le Panorama, offers aperitifs with a view. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre Room facilities: 261 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

InterContinental Carlton Cannes Hotel Refined Riviera atmosphere where yesterday’s charm and spirit mix with today’s expectations. The InterContinental Carlton Cannes cultivates this combination with its stylish restaurants and lounges, its famous terrace and private beach of fine sand. In the heart of La Croisette and close to all that Cannes has to offer, the hotel provides incomparable service worthy of the best. Elegant and well-appointed rooms overlook central Cannes or offer panoramic views of the bay. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre Room facilities: 343 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Boscolo Exedra Nice This Belle Epoque-style hotel boasts historical architecture with distinctly modern design. On the central boulevard along the famous Cote d’Azur, Boscolo Exedra Nice offers the most sumptuous welcome. Here, historical architecture sits alongside bold and refined design solutions. Guests can unwind in the contemporary spa, while the hotel’s restaurant and lounge are inspired by the savoir-faire of the Riviera. Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre • Turkish hammam Room facilities: 113 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Monaco The mere concept of Monaco oozes glamour – and so does the reality. This tiny principality may be the world’s secondsmallest country, but it knows how to pack an exclusive, diamond-encrusted punch with its lush gardens, glitzy boutiques and luxury yachts bobbing on those photogenic waters. But there’s more to Monaco than glitz and glamour. It’s gorgeous to explore on foot: get lost in the Exotic Gardens, home to the world’s largest collection of cacti, cherry-pick the perfect souvenir at the historic Condamine Market, or take in the sweeping views from the roof of the fascinating Musée Océanographique de Monaco.

Get inspired by… Princess Grace Rose Garden. Created by Prince Rainier III in memory of his wife Princess Grace, it features 300 rose varieties, including the rose of the Grimaldi Royal Family. the Sculpture Path. Wander this pedestrian walk in Fontvielle and admire almost one hundred contemporary and classic sculptures. an opulent evening at the ballet. Monte-Carlo Opera House, an ornate red-and-gold theatre built in 1893, plays host to the Monte-Carlo Ballet Company and Philharmonic Orchestra. Monaco Cathedral. Visit the resting place of Prince Rainier and Princess Grace, among others, in this magnificent Roman-Byzantinestyle building. time-travel. Le Rocher (‘The Rock’) is the old town of Monaco and remains a medieval village at heart. Get an ice cream and wander its winding cobbled streets.

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Monaco, Monte-Carlo & Eze day tour

1 Day – Fully-Guided Tour If you’re short on time but hungry for a sensory trip to one of the most glamorous corners of the earth, this mini-adventure is for you. This full-day tour, with optional departure from Nice or Cannes,

ancient villages and modern marinas, and admire the Bay of Villefranche. Inclusions: transfers to and from local hotels only (charges apply for

takes in so many unforgettable views, your camera will be set

other locations) • English-speaking guide(s)

on overdrive.

Please note: Entry fee for Palace and Cousteau Oceanographic Museum

Itinerary: Nice, Eze, Provence, Monaco, Monte-Carlo & the Bay of Villefranche

is not included. Unless otherwise stated, meals and entry prices to

Your day will start by being taken to the perfect spot for panoramic views over Nice. On the Middle Corniche, you’ll stop at Eze – a perched medieval village, full of craft shops and breathtaking views. Then, to experience the true essence of Provence, you’ll be taken on a guided tour of a perfumery. After that, you’ll visit the Old Town of Monaco, the Palace (open June to October), Cathedral, and the stunning Cousteau Oceanographic Museum. You’ll also get to see the Changing of the Palace Guards. You’ll then take a tour of Monte-Carlo and drive the amazing Grand Prix circuit. Enjoy some free time at Casino Square, where you can indulge in luxurious shopping, stroll through stunning gardens, see the mega-yachts, and watch the glamorous world go by.

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Provence Countryside day tour

1 Day – Fully-Guided Tour In this day tour of Provence, you’ll see why this region has inspired artisans through the ages, from revered painters to France’s most exacting perfumiers. With awe-inspiring landscapes and coastline,

opportunity at the jewel of Provence: Tourrettes-sur-Loup, a spectacular artisans’ village perched on high. This gorgeously scenic tour ends on a fitting note, with a trip to the St. Paul de Vence, home of many Impressionist painters. It’s France’s

you’ll be tempted to pick up your own paintbrush after this tour!

second most visited village, full of ancient cobblestone lanes, ramparts

Itinerary: Cannes, Provence, Grasse, Gourdon & Tourrettes-sur-Loup

Inclusions: transfers to & from local hotels only (charges apply for other

and art galleries.

Departing from either Nice (8am) or Cannes (10am), you’ll start with

locations) • English-speaking guide(s)

a walk along Cannes’ famous Croisette Boulevard, passing by the Film

Please note: Unless otherwise stated, meals and entry prices to

Festival Palace, browsing the designer shops and taking in the smart, sandy beaches.

excursion sites are not included in the tour price.

After your Cannes experience, you’ll drive through the lavender-striped countryside of Provence to Grasse, the world capital of the perfume industry, for a guided tour of a perfumery. If fragrance is not your thing, you can spend your time exploring the Old Town. After Grasse, you’ll get to capture some stunning images of the Alps, valleys and spectacular coastline from the perfectly perched medieval village of Gourdon. After lunch, wind down the charming Loup Gorges, a road that winds through stunning scenery, and taste the Riviera’s speciality flower sweets at the traditional Florian Confectionary. Stop for an unmissable photo

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Monaco Hotels

Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo Legendary palace on Monte-Carlo’s Casino Square. A simple flight of steps leads from Place du Casino to the majestic lobby of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, built in 1864. Low relief sculptures,

Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre • Turkish hammam • sauna • salon • helicopter service • valet parking

marble colonnades and crystal chandeliers combine to create a sense

Room facilities: 182 rooms & suites • air-conditioning • minibar

of awe-inspiring solemnity, which makes this a memorable Monaco

• in-room safe • 24-hour room service

destination. Dine in one of the restaurants, including the Michelin-starred Le Louis XV-Alain Ducasse, listen to jazz in Le Bar Américain, or access the superb recreational facilities at Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo.

Hotel Hermitage Monte-Carlo Hotel Hermitage epitomises a carefree Mediterranean elegance. Built in the early 20th-century, Hotel Hermitage offers an intimate and relaxed luxury ambience overlooking the glittering Mediterranean Sea. This haven of peace in the heart of Monaco faces the Square Beaumarchais, a short walk from the famous Place du Casino. Rooms and suites are inspired by the Belle Epoque style with views to the garden, city or sea. Le Vistamar offers a panoramic view from its terrace, while fine beverages are served in the Crystal Bar.

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Guests also have access to recreational facilities at Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre • sauna • Turkish hammam Room facilities: 278 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service


Monaco Hotels

Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo exudes glamour and elegance in the

landscaped gardens and the Odyssey restaurant. The Metropole ESPA

heart of the city.

Monte-Carlo also offers an extensive range of well-being and beauty

In cream tones and with palatial fabric-covered walls, the guest rooms display elegance in richly coloured fabrics and dark-wood accents. The hotel is a true gourmet destination with its two Michelin-star

ESPA treatments. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • 2 swimming pools • spa • fitness centre

restaurants: the Joël Robuchon restaurant for inventive Mediterranean

Room facilities: 133 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

fare; or Yoshi for modern Japanese cuisine. Exclusively for hotel guests,

• air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

the outdoor area includes a magnificent swimming pool with sundeck,

Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort This prestigious hotel and resort occupies a beautiful

Modern rooms boast white-oak furnishings and sea views. Dine in style

landscaped peninsula.

at Marcel Ravin’s Michelin-starred Blue Bay, go casual at L’Ornage Verte,

Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort is an innovation for the Principality of

or relax with a beverage at Blue Gin.

Monaco, reviving the spirit of a legend and the splendour of the 1930s

Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • 2 swimming pools • spa

– chic and bright, luxurious and relaxed.

• fitness centre

From the entrance, which is reminiscent of a grand private residence,

Room facilities: 334 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning

enter into an elegant Eden of terraces, water features and landscaped

• minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

gardens designed by Jean Mus.

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Italy Where better to indulge in ‘la dolce vita’ (the sweet life) than in the country that coined the term: glorious Italy.

Get inspired by…

History and art lessons take on a new dimension when ancient ruins, iconic architecture and collections of priceless masterpieces are interspersed with great coffee and tonguetingling gelati.

world-famous cities. There’s a rich roll call of visit-worthy cities bursting with appeal: Rome, Venice, Florence, Milan and Naples are first-rate favourites. lesser-known destinations. Cities like Bologna, Turin and Palermo deserve traveller attention too. Many smaller towns (Siena, Verona) overflow with food, culture and history on a more intimate scale.

The culture, the cuisine and the superbly stylish locals will make your heart soar, as will the seaside, the lakes and the mountains. The boutiques and cafes provide plenty

watery views. Feast your eyes on breathtaking scenery from the Amalfi coast (south of Naples) the lake region of the north, or the winding walking paths of the Cinque Terre.

of inspiration for following the locals’ lead and revelling in the lively Italian lifestyle.

island escapes. Head to one of the major offshore islands like Sicily or Sardinia for relaxed beach bliss and exploration. local feasts & flavours. Seek out regional specialities, or keep it simple with some of the best pasta and pizza dishes you’ll ever taste. Try to always save room for dessert!

Milan

Venice

Florence

Rome Naples

Italy Palermo

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Cruise: Blue is the Colour Savona Barcelona

Rome

Palma de Mallorca

Palermo La Valletta

8 Days – Italy, Malta, Spain

DAY

PORT (EX SAVONA)

Polo and countless other explorers – from the dawn of civilisation

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to present-day cruise vacationers – have explored the coastal

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cities and thousands of islands of southern Europe and the

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Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, St. Paul, Marco

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Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

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On board the Costa Fascinosa, this eight-day cruise takes in western

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Mediterranean destinations in Italy, Malta, Balearic Island and Spain,

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departing from either Savona (Italy) or Civitavecchia (Italy). Inclusions: cabin plus all buffet meals onboard • access to onboard gymnasium, swimming pools, multipurpose sports pitch, outdoor jogging track • access to onboard theatre, disco, library Please note: Flights, transfers, hotel stays, paid activities on the cruise, gratuities, port charges and insurance are not included.

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Itinerary

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Mediterranean Highlights tour France Avignon 1

Cinque Terra Nice 2

Zaragoza

Barcelona 2

Madrid 2

Pisa 1

Florence 2 San Gimignano

Rome 2

Italy

Spain

Day 6: Cannes, Monte-Carlo & Nice We follow the sapphire coastline past the movie-star glamour of Cannes

13 days – Fully-Guided Tour Trip style: Discovery Plus With Contiki, you’ll explore amazing destinations with a group of 18-35 year olds from around the world who share your passion for

and Monte-Carlo, to sunny Nice.

Day 7: French Riviera Free time for exploring the French Riviera high life.

Day 8: Cinque Terra & Pisa

adventure and good times. Kicking off in Madrid, this two-week

Journey through the coastal villages of Cinque Terre en route to Pisa.

Contiki trip takes you to all the coastal Mediterranean hotspots:

Day 9: Pisa & Florence

Spain, France and Italy await.

Free time for tower-admiring in Pisa before rolling on to Florence.

Day 1: Madrid

Day 10: Florence

Arrive in Madrid. Get ready for the Spanish capital’s high-energy lifestyle.

Day 2: Madrid Get inspired as your trip opens up Madrid’s monumental heart.

Day 3: Zaragoza & Barcelona Travel Madrid to Zaragoza and on to dynamic Barcelona, a sizzling,

Our local guide helps you uncover Florentine treasures.

Day 11: San Gimignano We get out into the Tuscan countryside then head south to vibrant Rome.

Day 12: Rome Uncover stylish Rome, oozing energy and overflowing with relics from

festive city any night of the week.

another age.

Day 4: Barcelona

Day 13: Rome

Explore the delicious food, wild architecture and nightlife of Barcelona.

The trip ends after breakfast. It’s time to say farewell to your new friends.

Day 5: Provence & Avignon

Inclusions: 12 nights accommodation • modern, air-conditioned coach

Take in the rustic beauty of Provence’s landscapes and explore the

• hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • experienced & professional trip

heritage of Avignon.

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Venice

Venice’s beauty and romantic charms are celebrated around the world in art, music and literature. This is a mesmerisingly unique city, full of fairytale canals and gondolas, bridges and basilicas, palaces and paintings. At its heart, St. Mark’s Square beautifully encapsulates the splendour of Venice’s past, and its tourism-fuelled present – it’s usually filled with competing flocks of sightseers and pigeons, but it’s to the luminous St. Mark’s Basilica and neighbouring Doge’s Palace that all eyes are drawn.

Get inspired by... the Grand Canal. Take vaporetto (passenger ferry) number 1 along the Grand Canal, lined with architecture that will have your camera working overtime. St. Mark’s Square. Time your visit to this landmark for the early morning or the late evening, when the crowds have dispersed and there’s a dreamy quiet. fulfilling the gondola-ride dream. Go on, take a gondola ride – it’s clichéd, but it’s hard to resist the allure! discovering hidden sights. Put the map away and just wander the backstreets of the city. Prepare to get lost a little, but also to be enchanted by the sights you’ll encounter.

Did you know...? Venice is spread over 118 small islands. Take a boat to some of the further-flung locations for great sightseeing and souvenir-shopping: Murano is famed for its glass, Burano for its lace.

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The Westin Europa & Regina, Venice Sweeping views of Venice’s Grand Canal. The Westin Europa & Regina offers intimate views of the stunning Santa Maria della Salute. With its private entrance on the Grand Canal, the hotel is at once both centrally located and utterly secluded. The astonishing Piazza San Marco and spectacular Palazzo Ducale are

kitchen, while Bar Tiepolo serves tea and a selection of beverages to live music at the Piano Bar. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre Room facilities: 185 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

a short walk away, as are countless boutiques and restaurants. Luxury rooms and suites present guests with courtyard, lagoon or Grand Canal views. La Cusina restaurant prepares savoury regional dishes in the show

Luna Hotel Baglioni This historic Venetian hotel is housed in an aristocratic palace.

Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges

Ideally positioned near the Piazza San Marco, right in the heart of

Room facilities: 91 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking

Venice, the Luna Hotel Baglioni is close to the most famous historical

station • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

and artistic attractions of Venice – where guests can experience the magic of the city. The Canova restaurant provides a cosy atmosphere, while Salone Marco Polo, entirely frescoed by pupils of Tiepolo, is a unique buffet breakfast experience. The elegant Caffé Baglioni faces a small canal with a view of the famous Giardini Reali of Piazza San Marco.

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Bauer Il Palazzo A quintessential Venetian palace overlooking the Grand Canal. Boasting spectacular views and ultra-luxurious accommodations, Bauer Il Palazzo is only a block from St. Mark’s Square. Five star services include an elegant bar, music lounge and fine dining

carved stucco ceilings and Murano glass chandeliers, offer guests some of the finest accommodation in Venice. Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre • sauna • Turkish hammam

restaurant. For recreation guests can indulge in the luxury spa, fitness

Room facilities: 72 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning

centre and outdoor Jacuzzi.

• minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

The luxurious suites and guestrooms at Bauer Il Palazzo, many with balconies or terraces decorated with finest fabrics, gilt mirrors,

Boscolo Venezia, Autograph Collection Stay in the prestigious Rizzo-Patarol noble palace. At Boscolo Venezia, the 17th-century façade has a portal and loggia on overlapping levels and is hidden in a secret garden – the only one to be found in a hotel in Venice. The hotel combines contemporary comfort with precious marble, splendid frescoes and majestic chandeliers. Luxurious rooms are the epitome of Venetian style, with high ceilings and period furnishings, while the nobility’s glorious deeds come alive again in glorious suites.

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The hotel features the Boscolo Venezia spa, an exclusive place to be pampered, and fine dining is available at the Restaurant Il Giardino. Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • spa Room facilities: 72 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service


Venice Hotels

JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa On a private island just a boat ride to St. Mark’s Square. JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa is the ultimate luxury experience for

of culinary delights, including the Sagra Rooftop Restaurant and the Sapori Cooking Academy.

discerning travellers, with a complimentary 24-hour boat service at

Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness

guests’ disposal.

centre • sauna • Turkish hammam

The combination of wide and lush green areas, a refined restoration

Room facilities: 250 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged)

by Matteo Thun, together with an attentive service and the finest

• air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities

wellness and dining experiences makes Roses Island a serene

• in-room safe • 24-hour room service

retreat where guests can enjoy luxurious rooms and a wide range

Palace Bonvecchiati Palace Bonvecchiati is a modern luxury hotel in the heart of

original red sofas that stand out against the terrazzo floor and the

historic Venice.

precious marble of the walls. Traditional Venetian cuisine can be found

With contemporary interior design, a wellness centre, and modern

at La Terrazza restaurant.

services, Palace Bonvecchiati offers a new hospitality concept in the

Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • fitness centre • sauna

historic heart of Venice. The hotel is close to St. Mark’s Square,

• Turkish hammam

making it ideal for exploring the best of Venice. The lounge is of exceptional class and elegance, where authentic

Room facilities: 70 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

contemporary works of art are found as a counterpoint to the very

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Hotel Danieli, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice This Luxury Collection hotel overlooks the Venice lagoon

music, drinks and snacks. Guests can also relax in the day spa or make

and islands.

use of the fitness centre.

Hotel Danieli is just steps away from St. Mark’s Square, Palazzo Ducale,

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre

the Bridge of Sighs, romantic cafes, art galleries and artisan boutiques. The sumptuous rooms and suites at Hotel Danieli reflect the rich cultural heritage of Venice, and provide sweeping views of the lagoon.

Room facilities: 210 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Restaurant Terrazza Danieli offers diners a culinary journey inspired by the oriental influences, while charming Bar Dandolo provides live

Starhotels Splendid Venice In the heart of Venice between St. Mark’s Square and the

Solana is the name of the altana, a typical Venetian roof top terrace, a

Rialto Bridge.

place where guests can enjoy a stunning view of the city, the towers and

Starhotels Splendid Venice overlooks romantic bridges and old Venetian palaces and includes a private dock. Choose from luxurious rooms or suites decorated in an interpretation of traditional Venetian style with silks, velvets and timeless accessories. Diners can enjoy traditional Venetian cuisine and classic dishes at Le Maschere restaurant, while taking in mesmerising backdrops.

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the roof tops of Venice. Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge Room facilities: 165 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service


Venice Hotels

Hilton Molino Stucky, Venice Savour this iconic hotel with the best pool views in Venice.

Venice’. The rooftop swimming pool and terrace seals the deal.

Hilton Molino Stucky is the largest hotel in Venice with an exceptional

Hotel facilities: 7 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

choice of dining options and the city’s only rooftop pool. Guests can

• sauna • fitness centre • Turkish hammam

explore the hotel’s fascinating story and discover its former life as a 19th century flour mill. On the banks of Giudecca island, Hilton Molino Stucky offers a choice of

Room facilities: 379 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

elegant rooms and suites, as well as a world-class range of restaurants and lounges – including Skyline Rooftop Bar with ‘the best views in

Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal The Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal will enchant guests with its

the splendid panoramic terrace Top of the Carlton Sky Lounge

refined elegance.

and Restaurant.

Facing the magical Grand Canal, the Hotel Carlton is the ideal

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges

destination for an unforgettable holiday in Venice with pastel colours, Venetian plasterwork and wall-lamps in Murano glass.

Room facilities: 145 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

La Cupola Restaurant offers typically Venetian menus, seasonal and innovative, while the elegant Carlton Café offers fine drinks, nibbles and snacks. The jewel in the crown of the Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal is

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Rome

Rich in majestic monuments from its ancient past, the ‘Eternal City’ unlocks 2800 years of history in style. Its heritage is iconic, from the perfect dome topping the Pantheon to the crumbling might of the Colosseum. History not your thing? How about art? You’ll be tripping over masterpieces, from Michelangelo sculptures to Raphael frescoes. But it’s not all highbrow: parks and cafe-filled piazzas give you a front-row seat to the passing parade of fashionable Romans, and everywhere is food, glorious food.

Get inspired by... colossal history. Discover Italy’s past at the Colosseum, where Roman gladiators faced each other as 50,000 spectators cheered. Michelangelo’s artworks. Inside Vatican City, the incomparable frescoes of the Sistine Chapel are considered among Michelangelo’s finest works of art. treasure-filled gardens. Take a bike ride through the beautiful gardens of Villa Borghese, stopping to view the art treasures of Galleria Borghese. Roman landmarks. It’s hard to resist the lure of the Spanish Steps – a natural meeting place for the city and prime people-watching perch.

Did you know...? The baroque Trevi Fountain is a cinematic classic, starring in movies, photo shoots and countless holiday snaps. Tossing a coin into the fountain (over your shoulder) is said to ensure your return to Rome.

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The Westin Excelsior Rome Luxury in one of Rome’s most imposing palaces. Rich in history and located on one of the most celebrated streets of

Enhancing the luxury is the hotel’s Kami Wellness Centre, pool, fitness centre, restaurant and cafe.

Rome, The Westin Excelsior Rome is close to many city attractions:

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness

the legendary Via Veneto, between the Spanish steps and the Borghese

centre • sauna • Turkish hammam

Gardens & Gallery. The Westin Excelsior’s magnificent and imposing dome unveils the

Room facilities: 316 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

most spectacular and opulent suite in Europe – the unparalleled Villa La Cupola, offering the ultra-elite a truly ‘Roman Emperor’ experience.

Hotel de Russie Hotel de Russie’s modern design respects its classical

Garden, Le Jardin de Russie offers simple yet refined dishes, while the

architecture.

Stravinskij Bar boasts the best aperitivo in town.

Situated between the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo, Hotel de

Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre • sauna

Russie is a fascinating mix of old and new. Aristocratic travellers, Russian

• Turkish hammam

royalty and renowned artists have all passed through the elegant lobby. With its Secret Garden the hotel is a green oasis in the centre of the

Room facilities: 122 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

city. The De Russie Wellness Zone is a true oasis of beauty and health, complemented by a fitness centre and Turkish hammam. In the Secret

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The St. Regis Rome This grand palace invites guests to explore its stunning art

but there is no place like Le Grand Bar to enjoy a masterfully made

and architecture.

Bloody Mary or indulge in a St. Regis Tea Ritual.

The St. Regis Rome features a curated collection of fine art and antiques,

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre • sauna

handcrafted stuccos adorned staircase, the historic lift, the glittering

• Turkish hammam

Murano chandeliers and the majestic symbol of La Belle Époque – the Ritz Ballroom.

Room facilities: 161 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Guests can enjoy signature treatments at the KamiSpa. Dining options include sophisticated Mediterranean flavours at Restaurant Vivendo,

Gran Meliá Rome Luxury urban resort with a wealth of historical charm. The Gran Meliá Rome boasts a truly exceptional location, on the banks

centre • whirlpool • 24-hour concierge service • limousine service

of the River Tiber and just five minutes from St. Peter’s Square and the

Room facilities: 116 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

Basilica. Experience this journey through history and let Gran Meliá

• docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making

Rome change guests concept of a luxury urban hotel.

facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Its rich history blends seamlessly with elegant interiors which masterfully balance traditional luxury with sophisticated avant garde flair. Excellent facilities include an outdoor whirlpool tub, fitness centre and swimming pool with Balinese beds.

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Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto A masterful creation in the heart of Rome. Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto is housed in two renovated

while a sauna, Turkish hammam and fully-equipped fitness centre will soothe and stimulate.

19th-century buildings beautifully combined to create a modern

With a legendary art collection, including works by Picasso, Dali and

masterpiece. Right on the exclusive Via Veneto, with its designer

Guttuso, and grand marble bathrooms in every suite, this five-star hotel

shops and outdoor cafes, Jumeirah Grand is just minutes from the

in Rome exemplifies luxury.

Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. From classy wining and dining to trendy events, Time Restaurant & Wine Bar is a favourite fashionable rendezvous among Romans and travellers alike, while the wonderful arched dining rooms of Magnolia Restaurant are the perfect backdrop for intimate and fine dinners. The AQVA City spa

Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • salt water pool • spa • fitness centre • sauna • Turkish hammam Room facilities: 116 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

is the ideal place to relax and features exclusive Sisley treatments,

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Regina Hotel Baglioni Rome A magnificent selection of rooms in original Art Deco style. The Regina Hotel Baglioni is situated on Via Veneto, a stone’s throw from the Villa Borghese, Piazza di Spagna and Via Condotti. The Brunello Lounge & Restaurant is a distinguished venue with an innovative menu, while the rooms and suites are the height of luxury – everything here has been designed and looked after to make guests stay unforgettable. Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre • sauna Room facilities: 118 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Boscolo Exedra Roma A luxury restored palace in the heart of Rome. In Piazza della Repubblica is the outstanding restored Boscolo Exedra. With two stylish restaurants, including a rooftop terrace with stunning views over Rome, a deluxe spa and rooftop swimming pool, Boscolo Exedra Roma is a place where guests can be looked after in sheer luxury. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre • sauna • Turkish hammam Room facilities: 238 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Starhotels Metropole Roma The Metropole captivates guests with its romantic charm. Nestled amongst the historic sites such as the Forum, Colosseum and Trevi Fountain, Starhotels Metropole Roma is a classic four-star hotel in central Rome. Diners can indulge in Roman specialities and international dishes at the Apicio restaurant or linger over drinks at the Rendezous Bar. Many of the top-floor suites enjoy views of St. Peter’s Dome. Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • fitness centre Room facilities: 236 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Aleph Hotel Rome Aleph Hotel is the whimsical creation of architect Adam D. Tihany. In the centre of Rome, a short walk from Via Veneto, Aleph has walls full of history in a splendidly renovated old palace. In the vaults of the old bank is the Paradise Spa, where guests can be pampered in unsurpassed elegance. On the upper floors, savour the flavours of the restaurant and wine bar. Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre • sauna • Turkish hammam Room facilities: 96 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Hotel Bernini Bristol Glamour of a bygone era with modern conveniences. A recently renovated late-19th-century palace in the heart of Rome, Hotel Bernini Bristol is a splendid building facing the famous Piazza Barberini. With classical décor or contemporary geometric lines the rooms are personalised from different eras. Modern facilities include a spa, fitness centre and a gourmet restaurant headed by Michelin-star chef Andrea Fusco. Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • spa • fitness centre • sauna • Turkish hammam Room facilities: 127 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter’s Well-appointed recreation facilities are on offer at Crowne Plaza. Crowne Plaza Rome-St. Peter’s is only 20 minutes’ drive from Fiumicino Airport, easily reached by the hotel’s shuttle. Relax in the luxurious spa or laze beside the outdoor pool, play tennis or let off steam in the sauna and Turkish hammam. Choose between Le Jardin d’Hiver or Papillon restaurants for a meal or take room service in the elegant, neatly-furnished rooms. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa • fitness centre • Turkish hammam • tennis court Room facilities: 308 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • minibar • in-room safe • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

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Milan

Glamorous Milan is the economic and fashion capital of Italy, but it’s not all high finance and haute couture. Here is art and architecture to make your head spin, excursions to mountain-ringed lakes that will take your breath away, and shopping and food worth building an itinerary around. The spires of the grand Gothic cathedral, Duomo, are dizzying, while the art is iconic. Evenings might be spent at a football game, at Milan's most exceptional restaurants, or the opera – La Scala is one of the world’s most revered opera houses.

Get inspired by... rooftop views. The Duomo is one of Europe’s largest churches. Its ornate interior is worth admiring – then head to the rooftop for outstanding views. Italian masters. See the works of Caravaggio and Tintoretto at Pinacoteca di Brera and try to score a ticket to see Da Vinci’s The Last Supper, Milan’s number one attraction. a gourmet food emporium. There’s a glorious world of delectable food at Peck, the city’s best delicatessen, on Via Spadari. lakeside splendour. Take a day tour to Lake Como and the lakeshore village of Bellagio – or even better, spend a few days exploring the Lake District.

Did you know...? In Milan, fashion goes from the catwalk to the stores in weeks. Head for the so-called Quadrilatero d’Oro (‘rectangle of gold’) for super shopping: Via Montenapoleone is the prime strip for designer fashion.

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The Westin Palace, Milan Representing an elegant and sophisticated meeting point for local

Lounge Bar. Active guests can stay fit and focused at the state-of-the-art

and international travellers.

fitness centre.

The Westin Palace, Milan is conveniently located in an up-and-coming

Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre

and well-connected area of Milan, thanks to its excellent access to the

• Turkish hammam

main transportation links. During summer the eighth-floor roof terrace provides a unique location

Room facilities: 227 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

for an aperitif with fine views overlooking the Duomo. Year-round guests can dine at the intimate and refined Restaurant Casanova or relax in the

Armani Hotel Milano The Armani style and philosophy defines every detail of this

are personally designed by Giorgio Armani, and chosen for their

Milan Hotel.

sculptural, aesthetic and sensual qualities.

Armani Hotel Milano is situated in the prestigious Manzoni 31 building

Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

in Milan, anchoring the world-famous fashion district known as the

• fitness centre

Quadrilatero della Moda. The spa is a haven of beauty, peace and quiet overlooking the city from

Room facilities: 95 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

the top floor of the hotel, where guests will also find a magnificent relaxation pool with glass roof and walls. Elegant rooms and suites

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Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Milan Reflecting the glittering essence of Milan’s sophistication. The Excelsior Hotel Gallia blends historical glory with contemporary Milanese design to create an extraordinary new destination in the city of style. Originally opened in 1932, the hotel has been completely renovated by renowned Milanese designer Marco Piva. Excelsior Hotel Gallia is a gateway to Milan, where fashion, design and cuisine come together to make a city renowned for its creativity.

Outstanding features include one of the largest hotel spas in Milan on two floors, an indoor pool, fitness centre, virtual golf simulator and luxurious rooms. The Gallia Restaurant features a live cooking station and delicious seasonal produce. Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness area • virtual golf simulator • salon • concierge Room facilities: 235 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Boscolo Milano A meeting place for Milanese and travellers alike. Situated in the golden square, the Boscolo Milano is a great way

24-hour lounge bar.

to enjoy the essence of Italy’s fashion, design and financial capital.

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

Large windows open welcomingly outwards towards the pulsating

• sauna • Turkish hammam

Corso Matteotti. Inside, the Boscolo Exedra spa is the largest in Milan and a temple of well-being. Walls with kaleidoscopic spheres reflect the light blue colours of the swimming pool, and sauna, Turkish hammam and beauty rooms

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are also offered. The hotel boasts two world-class restaurants and a

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Room facilities: 154 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service


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Park Hyatt Milan The Park Hyatt Milan is an elegant boutique hotel built around

VUN restaurant stands out among Milan restaurants, La Cupola Lobby

an 1870 palazzo.

Lounge is a cosy and refined place to relax, while Mio is the new city bar

Situated within walking distance of renowned fashion houses along

and bistro in Milan.

Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga, the Park Hyatt is in the heart

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre

of Milan.

• Turkish hammam

Adorned with pastel Venetian stucco finishes, the Spa is an oasis for

Room facilities: 106 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking

body and mind and features a diverse variety of salon treatments and

station • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities

holistic therapies in a setting of sheer opulence. The Michelin-starred

• in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Palazzo Parigi Hotel & Grand Spa Milano Palazzo Parigi will captivate with its majestic spaces and

welcoming with private balcony or terrace. They come in contemporary

century-old garden.

Italian style, or classic, graceful Parisien style.

The hotel is endowed with precious works of art and antiques,

Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants • spa • fitness centre • personal training

rich woodwork, bright, cosy rooms and suites with private terrace.

• babysitting service

The gourmet experience offered by Palazzo Parigi’s restaurant sets new

Room facilities: 98 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

standards for quality and creativity, or guests can choose an informal

• docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe

lunch or dinner in the stylish ambience of Caffé Parigi. The hotel’s Grand

• 24-hour room service

Spa is a luxury experience, while guest rooms are spacious, warm and

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Carlton Hotel Baglioni Meet the perfect blend of fashion and culture at Carlton

fitness centre or relax in one of the luxurious Baglioni Suites for an

Hotel Baglioni.

unforgettable experience.

The Carlton Hotel Baglioni is prestigiously located in the heart of Milan,

Hotel facilities: restaurant • spa • fitness centre • Turkish hammam

at the crossroads of culture, fashion and design, overlooking Via della Spiga, the most celebrated shopping street in the city.

Room facilities: 89 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

The Baretto al Baglioni is one of the most famous restaurants in Milan and the perfect meeting place for Italian and international travellers. Guests have the opportunity to escape to the spa and

Starhotels Rosa Grand Milan Starhotels Rosa Grand showcases the best in Italian design and

are first class at Rosa Grand, all delivered with authentic Italian

architectural style.

hospitality. Rooms and suites showcase the best in Italian design,

The recently renovated hotel, with its tasteful façade, is centrally located among Milan’s iconic sights and a short walk from the

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • fitness centre

Duomo, the exclusive fashion street of Via Montenapoleano and

• concierge service

La Scala Opera Theatre. Diners will enjoy the in-house Roses Restaurant, a Milanese hotspot that is popular for its Sunday Brunch. Service and attention to detail

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reflecting Milan’s fame as one of the world’s fashion capitals.

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Room facilities: 330 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service


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Meliá Milano The reinvented Meliá Milano is tailored to suit guests needs. Located in the most dynamic and fastest growing district of Milan, near the EXPO 2015 pavilions, the Meliá Milano is a newly renovated luxury hotel with discerning travellers in mind. The one thing that hasn’t changed is the Meliá’s characteristic

where fresh Mediterranean cuisine is combined with an exclusive selection of premium drinks and signature cocktails. Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre • sauna Room facilities: 288 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

personalised customer service and care. Brand new The Level rooms and suites offer exclusive services and amenities as well as an executive lounge. Guests can enjoy the new Jigger Food & Cocktail Bar,

Best Western Hotel Galles Milan Refurbished in classical style while preserving the original

skyline of Milan. Hotel Galles also offers plenty of luxury pampering with

19th-century palace architecture.

a stunning indoor pool, fitness centre, spa and Turkish hammam.

Best Western Hotel Galles is strategically located in front of Lima

Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre

underground station, just a few stops from the Duomo and within

• sauna • Turkish hammam

walking distance of Centrale Railway Station. This charming Milanese hotel beautifully preserves the original palace architecture.

Room facilities: 202 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

The panoramic 6th-floor La Terrazza restaurant provides a complimentary American buffet breakfast, perfect for a morning spent admiring the

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Florence

Florence exerts a special kind of romance. This ‘cradle of the Renaissance’ was home to revered artists, and today visitors flock to see their creations. The city is overflowing with world-class galleries, museums and churches, but it’s not merely a time capsule of past treasures. There’s designer shopping, delicious eateries, and diverse day trips through the fairy tale Tuscany region: tour the rolling hills and take in local produce markets, Pisa’s leaning tower and Siena’s medieval magic.

Get inspired by... art powerhouses. The Uffizi Gallery houses an art collection that’s the envy of other museums – for blockbuster artists such as Michelangelo, Botticelli and Da Vinci. a bridge of gold. The exquisitely photogenic 14th-century Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) over the Arno River is lined with goldsmiths and jewellery shops. a Michelangelo masterpiece. Michelangelo’s David statue (finished in 1504) is the star attraction of the Galleria dell’Accademia – hence the queues of tourists! handbags and shoes. Florence is famous for leather goods: gorgeous bags, shoes and jackets are a speciality. The leather shops are mainly clustered in the Santa Croce area.

Did you know...? The dome of the cathedral, Duomo, and its neighbouring bell tower are the prettiest things in the Florence skyline. A favourite place to view them is from the nearby hilltop town of Fiesole.

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Hotel Savoy Florence Great history and a unique location facing the spectacular Piazza

elegant contemporary style which combines Italian touches such as

della Repubblica.

parquet flooring with artworks inspired by local fashion houses.

The Hotel Savoy Florence puts guests right in the heart of Florence,

Hotel facilities: restaurant • spa • fitness centre

next to the Duomo and within walking distance of the River Arno, Ponte Vecchio, Boboli Gardens and Pitti Palace, as well as the finest designer boutiques of Via Roma and Via Tornabuoni.

Room facilities: 102 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Even the well-equipped fitness centre boasts a stunning view of the historical centre and Giotto’s Campanile. All rooms are designed in an

Il Salviatino Fabulous views over Florence and the Tuscan countryside. Set in rolling Tuscan gardens, Il Salviatino has an enviable location with

Hotel facilities: restaurant • swimming pool • spa • complimentary city shuttle

views over the city and countryside. The hotel is located in the greenest

Room facilities: 45 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

corner of the villa’s private park, immersed in luxurious gardens.

• air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities

A wide range of luxury spa treatments are on offer, as well as a two-

• in-room safe • 24-hour room service

tiered swimming pool (summer only). Rooms and suites are individually designed with 19th-century frescoes, huge marble fireplaces and ancient mosaics. The villa’s amenities also resonate with the beauty of Tuscan living from handcrafted linens to heady, luxurious bathroom treats.

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The St. Regis Florence Historic palace designed by Brunelleschi in the historic centre

Winter Garden by Caino. Discover an unmatched experience of wellness

of Florence.

and relax at the hotel spa.

Ideally located along the Arno River, minutes away from the city’s

Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre

finest shopping, museums and the world famous Ponte Vecchio, The St. Regis Florence is a beauty.

Room facilities: 100 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Gastronomy is at the heart of The St. Regis Florence experience, home to an innovative cuisine concept serving unforgettable flavours, from classic Florentine recipes to tastes at the Michelin star Restaurant

Hotel Brunelleschi Gracious Hotel Brunelleschi prides itself on delivering

include the Golden Keys concierge service, private museum with Roman

immaculate service.

Ruins, fitness centre and lounge bar.

The hotel is wonderfully located in the heart of Florence city centre,

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • fitness centre

mere steps from the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, the Uffizi Gallery and Ponte Vecchio. Hotel Brunelleschi is a perfect base from which to explore the arts and culture of this historic city. Rooms are enriched by oak flooring and contemporary touches, while the common areas exude a welcoming atmosphere. Additional facilities

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The Westin Excelsior, Florence The Westin Excelsior is an undisputed masterpiece in Florence. This is a stunning renaissance palace with cutting edge contemporary interiors flawlessly paired with unique renaissance features. A perfect mix of style and design, rooms and suites are decorated in period style, offering a taste of Florentine tradition. Modern conveniences such as free Wi-Fi in public areas, and views of the city or Arno River are standard. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre Room facilities: 171 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Grand Hotel Baglioni Historic Grand Hotel Baglioni is a symbol of Florentine hospitality. The elegant decor in the rooms, suites and lobby areas blends discreetly with modern comforts, harmoniously merging the past and the future. Located in the heart of Florence, the Grand Hotel Baglioni is a short walk to the most important tourist attractions. The hotel’s restaurant, and the magnificent summer roof garden, have splendid views over the city of Florence which constantly change throughout the day. Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges Room facilities: 193 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Boscolo Hotel Astoria Boscolo Hotel Astoria displays the charm of Renaissance Florence. In the heart of Florence, the hotel is located in two ancient buildings that once belonged to noble Florentine families: Palazzo Gaddi and Palazzo Andrighetti. The rooms and suites will takes guests back to the Renaissance, with lavish frescoes and sumptuous furniture. The Palazzo Gaddi restaurant serves classic Mediterranean dishes while Agorà is well stocked with fine Tuscan beverages. Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges Room facilities: 98 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Switzerland Switzerland is the perfect country in which to gape in awe at Mother Nature’s impressive handiwork. It packs in an awesome amount of natural beauty: around every corner are mountain vistas, alpine pastures, sapphire lakes and idyllic villages. Lake cruises and train journeys can put you in the thick of these cinematic landscapes, or get amongst it by skiing or hiking.

Get inspired by... jazz in July. For the first two weeks in July, scenic lakeside Montreux transforms into the coolest place in Switzerland during the worldfamous Montreux Jazz Festival. the sound of cowbells. If you’re looking for the consummate Swiss alpine village, look no further than Gruyeres. Visit the famous cheese factory or just take in mountain views. Europe’s peak. Take an unforgettable rail excursion to the Jungfraujoch – the ‘Top of Europe’. The station here is Europe’s highest, at 3454 metres above sea level. glacial wonder. The views are glorious on the cable-car ride ascending Mt. Titlis, and the ‘Glacier Paradise’ at the summit includes ice caves and panorama-filled chairlift rides.

Urbanites will revel in cities that take in French, Italian or German influences – and food fans can eat their way through a deliciously varied cuisine most famous for delectable chocolate and cheese.

storybook territory. The super-scenic Heidiland holiday region was where Johanna Spyri found the inspiration for her renowned children’s book, Heidi.

Zürich Bern

Lucerne Interlaken

Lausanne St. Moritz Geneva

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Switzerland’s Peaks rail package

France

Germany

Zürich 2

Swtizerland

Lucerne 1

Interlaken 2 Mt. Titlis Montreux 1

Jungfraujoch

Geneva 1

Train

8 Days – Self-Guided Rail Package This self-guided train and hotel package covers everything you want to see on a first-time visit to Switzerland. You’ll be fascinated by the various cultures and languages, and equally enthralled by the best of the Swiss scenery: stunningly situated cities,

Excursion to the Jungfraujoch, the highest train station in Europe, at 3454 metres. Overnight in Interlaken.

Day 6: Gstaad & Montreux The train takes you to the world-renowned holiday resort of Gstaad, and then on to Montreux. Overnight in Montreux.

Day 1: Zürich

Day 7: Montreux & Geneva

mile Bahnhofstrasse or stroll along the banks of Lake Zürich.

Montreux’s local mountain at 2042 metres offers spectacular views over Lake Geneva and the Alps. From Montreux, take a train ride to Geneva.

Overnight in Zürich.

Overnight in Geneva.

Day 2: Zürich

Day 8: Geneva

Take a 2.5-hour Zürich city tour and spend more time exploring. Overnight in Zürich.

Day 3: Lucerne & Mt. Titilis After a train journey to Lucerne, take an excursion to Mt. Titlis (3020 metres). Reach the summit by riding the world’s first rotating gondola. Overnight in Lucerne.

Day 4: Interlaken A scenic train ride travels over the Brünig Pass to Interlaken, where there’s time to discover the village. Overnight in Interlaken.

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Day 5: Jungfraujoch & Interlaken

plus mountains and lakes are the epitome of natural beauty.

After your arrival in Zürich, discover the world-famous shopping

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Before your departure, do some last-minute shopping in Geneva and then transfer by rail to the border/airport or on to your next holiday destination. Inclusions: Swiss Travel Pass 2nd class (8 days) • 7 nights accommodation • breakfast daily • non-guided excursions to Mt. Titlis, Jungfraujoch & Rochers-de-Naye • city tour in Zürich


Grand Tour of Switzerland package

France

Germany St. Gallen 1 Zürich 1

Lucerne 1

Bern

Swtizerland

Gstaad 1

Davos 1

Montreux 1 Täsch

Lugano 1

Zermatt 1

Self drive

9 Days – Self-Guided Drive Package This self-guided drive and hotel package leads you 1600 kilometres through Switzerland's most beautiful regions, and will show you just how diverse and spectacular the country is: through four linguistic regions, over five Alpine passes, to 11 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and along 22 lakes.

Day 1: Zürich Arrive in Zürich, and pick up your car at the airport. Explore the city’s unique mixture of attractions. Overnight in Zürich.

Day 2: St. Gallen Drive to St. Gallen with a stopover at Europe’s largest waterfall. Overnight in St. Gallen.

Day 3: Maienfeld & Davos The drive to Davos takes you through the Appenzell region, known for rural customs and traditions, and ‘Heidi’s Village’ in Maienfeld. Overnight in Davos.

Day 4: Davos & Lugano

Italy

Day 6: Täsch & Montreux Take the train to Täsch and resume your view-blessed drive into French-speaking Switzerland and on to Montreux on Lake Geneva. Overnight in Montreux.

Day 7: Gstaad Today is one of your longest drives, but there are great sights en route to Gstaad, including vineyards and a medieval town. Overnight in Gstaad.

Day 8: Interlaken, Bern & Lucerne Continue your drive to Interlaken for a lake cruise. If you have some time left, Bern is the place to spend it. Overnight in Lucerne.

Day 9: Lucerne & Zürich Spend your last day in Lucerne, which nestles within an impressive mountainous panorama. Drive back to Zürich for car drop-off at the airport. Inclusions: 8 nights accommodation • breakfast daily • rental car for 9 days with pick-up & drop-off at Zürich Airport • train ticket Täsch – Zermatt – Täsch • Grand Tour of Switzerland road map & travel guide

A beautiful Alpine train ride and spectacular hikes lure you on your journey between Davos and Lugano. Overnight in Lugano.

Day 5: Zermatt Leave Lugano to reach Zermatt. Täsch is the last stop for your car before you continue by train on to Zermatt. Overnight in Zermatt.

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Tops of Switzerland rail package Germany France Swtizerland Mt. Pilatus Interlaken 2

Lucerne 2 Alpnachstad

Jungfraujoch

Italy Train

November; in winter, travel to Pilatus’ peak via cableway and gondola. Return to overnight in Lucerne.

5 Days – Self-Guided Rail Package

Day 5: Lucerne

The Tops of Switzerland rail and hotel package includes five days of

or continue your stay in Switzerland at your own leisure.

camera-ready rail travel where you’ll journey through lofty Swiss splendour, including excursions to two renowned mountaintops. Jungfraujoch is Europe’s highest-altitude railway station, while you scale Mt. Pilatus via the world’s steepest cogwheel railway.

Day 1: Interlaken Journey to Interlaken from any Swiss airport or border station, using your Swiss Rail pass. Spend the day exploring this scenically sited town.

Day 2: Interlaken & Jungfraujoch Take an excursion from Interlaken up to the Jungfraujoch, the ‘Top of Europe’, at 3454 metres. Return to overnight in Interlaken.

Day 3: Brünig Express & Lucerne Travel one of the most scenic rail journeys in Europe over the Brünig Express from Interlaken to Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne.

Day 4: Lucerne, Alpnachstad & Mt. Pilatus Enjoy a Lake Lucerne cruise from Lucerne to Alpnachstad. From Alpnachstad to Mt. Pilatus, the world’s steepest cogwheel railway winds through flowerfilled meadows and past mountain streams. The railway operates May to

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Finish your tour by taking the train to any border station or airport,

Inclusions: Swiss Transfer Ticket: Tops of Switzerland (five transfers) including excursions to Jungfraujoch & Mt. Pilatus from/to Swiss border or airport • 2 nights in Interlaken, 2 nights in Lucerne • breakfast daily • any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal-coaches & cable cars can be purchased at 25–50% of the regular fares


GoldenPass Tour rail package

Germany France Swtizerland Lucerne 2 Zweisimmen

Interlaken 2 Jungfraujoch Montreux 1

Mt. Titlis

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Day 5: Zweisimmen & Montreux Trip by train to the quaint village of Zweisimmen and change to

6 Days – Self-Guided Rail Package

the GoldenPass panoramic train for the trip to lakeside Montreux.

The self-guided GoldenPass Tour is one of the world’s most

Day 6: Montreux

scenic journeys, travelling from Lucerne past edelweiss meadows and picturesque villages, up to Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highestaltitude railway station. Next is chalet-filled Interlaken, where woodland paths lure with first-class alpine hiking. Your tour ends in Montreux on the Lake Geneva shore.

Day 1: Lucerne Journey to Lucerne by train from any Swiss airport or border station, using your Swiss Rail pass.

Overnight in Montreux.

Finish your tour by taking the train to any border station or airport, wor continue your stay in Switzerland at your own leisure. Optional tour from Montreux – The Chocolate Train: Take a day tour to the Nestlé Swiss chocolate factory. First, visit the cheese factory in Gruyères, then visit the Castle of Gruyères or enjoy lunch in the village. The coach then transfers you to the station to board the Chocolate Train to Broc, home of Nestlé’s famous Maison Cailler chocolate factory. Learn all about chocolate making, visit the factory and enjoy the

Day 2: Mt. Titlis

chocolate tasting. A coffee and a croissant will be served on the

Take a breathtaking excursion by train, gondola and revolving cable car

Chocolate Train and by the late afternoon you will be back in Montreux.

to Mt. Titlis, at 3020 metres. For a spectacular icy experience, visit the glacier cave and ride the Ice Flyer chairlift. Return to overnight in Lucerne.

Inclusions: Swiss Card GoldenPass Line (four transfers) including excursions to Mt. Titlis & Jungfraujoch in 1st class from/to Swiss border

Day 3: Brünig Pass & Interlaken

or airport • 2 nights in Lucerne, 2 nights in Interlaken, 1 night in Montreux

From Lucerne, travel over the Brünig Pass to Interlaken by GoldenPass

• breakfast daily • any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel

train. En route you pass the stunning turquoise-coloured Lake Brienz.

by rail, boat, postal-coaches & cable cars can be purchased at 25–50% of

Overnight in Interlaken.

the regular fares

Day 4: Interlaken & Jungfraujoch Take an excursion from Interlaken up to the Jungfraujoch, the ‘Top of Europe’ at 3454 metres. Return to overnight in Interlaken. dnatatravel.com

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Geneva

Situated along the banks of Lake Geneva at the foot of the Alps, Geneva sparkles as one of Europe’s most beautifully sited cities – but there’s loads more to do here than just admire pretty scenery and indulge in Swiss deliciousness like chocolate and fondue. Home to the European headquarters of the United Nations (plus dozens of other important international organisations), Geneva has a long history of diversity and tolerance. This cosmopolitan city is a cultural hub and home to top-rated restaurants, super-stylish shopping and unlimited access to outdoor adventures.

Get inspired by... exclusive retail. The parallel streets of Rue du Rhône and Rue du Marché together form the luxury shopping precinct, where fine designer boutiques and world-famous watchmakers are found. a fabulous fountain. One of the world’s largest fountains, the Jet d’Eau (the ‘Water Jet’) spouts water 150 metres into the air and is visible throughout the city (and even from the air!). choc-tastic indulgence. The Swiss are the world’s biggest consumers of chocolate, and Geneva is home to some truly tempting chocolateries. Seek out lakefront Favarger, or Du Rhône Chocolatier. time travel. Take a trip through five centuries of watchmaking at the prestigious Patek Phillipe Museum, and admire the exquisite timepieces on display.

Did you know...? Attractions on the Swiss side of Lake Geneva include the vineyardstudded hillsides of the Lavaux area or the mountain playground of the Alpes Vaudoises (perfect for summer hiking or winter skiing).

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Mandarin Oriental Geneva Luxury on the banks of the River Rhone. The Mandarin Oriental Geneva is just minutes from Geneva’s leisure and

amenities including Greek marble bathrooms, Molton Brown luxury products and Nespresso coffee machines.

shopping venues. Travellers and guests can enjoy Mandarin Oriental’s

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • fitness centre • sauna

legendary amenities and service. Facilities include a state-of-the-art

• steam room

fitness centre, sauna and marble steam bath.

Room facilities: 196 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged)

Michelin-starred Rasoi by Vineet is Geneva’s first Indian fine-dining

• air-conditioning• minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities

restaurant, redefining food from the subcontinent in a sophisticated

• in-room safe • 24-hour room service

setting. Stylish, contemporary rooms and suites offer a wealth of

Hotel President Wilson Hotel President Wilson faces Lake Geneva, offering panoramic

Wilson boasts an outdoor pool overlooking the lake, a saltwater pool on

views of Mont Blanc.

the first floor, and Switzerland’s only La Mer spa. Rooms have neutral

The hotel is centrally located, just 15 minutes from the airport and a 10-minute walk from Geneva’s old town and beautiful parks. Guests can savour Lebanese cuisine at Arabesque, classic culinary

tones with city or lake views. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre • salon

delights at Bayview restaurant by Michel Roth, or Mediterranean cuisine

Room facilities: 228 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

at The Pool Garden. Relax with a drink at the So Caviar Bar and Glow,

• docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe

a contemporary lounge with an immense fireplace. Hotel President

• 24-hour room service

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Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues By renowned interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, Four Seasons

Rooms and suites are bright and airy, decorated with rich blue and green

Hotel des Bergues combines classical elegance with the latest

fabrics, light woods and Louis Philippe-style or contemporary furnishings.

in technology. The Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues is located in the city centre facing Lake Geneva and just a short walk from the famous Rue du Rhône, the city’s most upscale shopping street.

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre Room facilities: 115 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

The brand new Spa Mont Blanc offers revitalising treatments and an infinity pool with outstanding views over the Old Town and mountains.

Le Richemond Geneva Prestigious and refined, Le Richemond is on the picturesque shores

All suites feature a private balcony with breath-taking views of the lake

of Lake Geneva.

and mountains.

The most iconic hotel in Geneva is only 15 minutes from the airport,

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • spa • sauna • steam room

and close to the city’s shopping areas. The hotel features a bar and the

• fitness centre

signature Le Jardin restaurant as well as Geneva’s urban Spa by Sisley. For more relaxation, take time out in the sauna and steam room then settle into one of the reclining chairs. Active guests can hit the wellequipped fitness centre.

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Room facilities: 109 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service


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Swissôtel Metropole Geneva Lakefront Swissôtel offers Swiss hospitality in a landmark 1854 building.

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • fitness centre Room facilities: 127 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

A short walk from the Jet d’Eau fountain, the Old Town and close to

• air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities

Geneva’s shopping district, Swissôtel Metropole is ideally situated for

• in-room safe • 24-hour room service

leisure travellers. There is a state-of-the-art fitness centre and a lakeside jogging track nearby. The Grand Quai restaurant has a beautiful outdoor terrace and is ideal for formal dining, while guests can enjoy live piano music at the Mirror Bar. Stylish and comfortable rooms and suites offer complimentary Wi-Fi and a variety of views.

Hotel Warwick Geneva The opulence begins with marble furnishings and spectacular

room service in bright, well-appointed rooms, as well as complimentary

Geneva views.

transport throughout Geneva, multilingual staff and safety deposit boxes.

Hotel Warwick Geneva is centrally located, a 10-minute drive from the

Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • fitness centre

airport and within easy walking distance of the lakefront, city centre and the prestigious shopping district. Along with fine views, Hotel Warwick boasts excellent dedicated services and amenities.

Room facilities: 167 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

There’s fine dining in the Swiss Téséo Restaurant or Japanese cuisine at Inagiku, and casual drinks at Téséo Bar. Guests can enjoy 24-hour

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InterContinental Geneva Embrace the iconic Geneva experience in a redesigned room or

for retro-style beverages, a large outdoor pool and a sauna. The Spa by

suite by Tony Chi.

Clarins blends aromatherapy and phytotherapy into an extensive menu

The InterContinental Geneva has been newly redesigned by famed NYC

of treatments for the face and body.

architect Chi, and offers amazing views of Mont Blanc, Lake Geneva and

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

Geneva City.

• fitness centre • sauna • Turkish hammam

The hotel is a three-minute walk from the Botanical Garden, and free

Room facilities: 333 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

transport is available from the hotel to Palexpo Exhibition Centre for

• air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

shopping. Amenities include gourmet restaurant, Woods, Les Nations

Mövenpick Hotel & Casino Geneva The Mövenpick Hotel & Casino is a luxury residence near

including the Sky Gym fitness centre on the 14th floor with tremendous

Geneva’s airport.

views of the Jura mountains. Dining options include Swiss specialities

The hotel is conveniently located near the airport, accessible by a complimentary shuttle bus, and the Palexpo Exhibition Centre.

Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • fitness centre • shuttle bus

With excellent connectivity to the city centre and lakeshore, guests

Room facilities: 350 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

receive a free public transport pass to travel within Geneva (including

• air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room

tram, bus, train, little ferries on the lake). Rooms and suites are sleek and

safe • 24-hour room service

contemporary, and the hotel offers a wide a range of leisure facilities,

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Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva The Grand Hotel Kempinski enjoys a unique city centre location on the shores of Lake Geneva. The hotel presents guests with tempting dining options including Tse Yang’s Chinese cuisine and innovative fine dining at FloorTwo, all with views over Lake Geneva. The luxury spa by Cinq Mondes offers signature treatments, or relax beside Geneva’s largest indoor swimming pool. Spacious and elegant rooms and suites overlook the lake, Old Town or patio. Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre Room facilities: 412 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • docking station • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Hotel Rotary Geneva MGallery Collection Between the lake and the mountains, Hotel Rotary MGallery is in the heart of the city centre. The hotel is ideally located with complimentary transport from the airport by train or bus. Beautifully set near the mouth of the Rhone, Hotel Rotary Geneva provides a comfortable and refined setting. All rooms are authentic in character with modern amenities. Le Caprice serves French and international cuisine from its summer terrace. Hotel facilities: 2 restaurant & lounges • fitness centre Room facilities: 95 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Crowne Plaza Geneva Crowne Plaza is an inspiring renovated hotel in a prime city location. Main city attractions, including monuments, parks, museums or shopping malls, are within 10 minutes of the hotel. Guests can enjoy free access to the fitness centre and sauna with panoramic mountain views. The hotel also has two excellent restaurants and a bar. Rooms and suites feature soundproofing and luxurious bedding. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • fitness centre • sauna Room facilities: 366 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Zürich

Don’t be misled by Zürich’s title as the banking and financial hub of Switzerland – it’s not all business and no pleasure here. This is an eminently liveable city with an enviable mix of nature and culture: a prime lakeside location, big-city delights of unlimited shopping, culinary creativity and lively nightlife, plus dozens of museums and galleries. It doesn’t take much to let the outdoors in – the city is rich in alpine views, while its surrounds are home to vineyards, as well as mineral-rich thermal spas and wellness centres.

Get inspired by... Swiss-style shopping. Bahnhofstrasse is the city’s prime shopping boulevard – a vast selection of luxury boutiques, department stores and watch brands line its length. old town wanderings. The old town area is famous for the gothic, 13th-century Fraumünster Cathedral, with spectacular stained-glass windows and a towering steeple. lake cruising. Walking the lakeshore promenade is a highlight – or get out on the water on a cruise, and enjoy views of bridges and fine baroque guild houses from the Limmat River. lofty panoramas. At 871 metres, Uetliberg is Zürich’s ‘little local mountain’, with glorious city and lake views, plus plenty of fresh-air walks and activities, all year-round.

Did you know...? Confiserie Sprüngli has been making confectionery since 1836 – its cafe on Paradeplatz opened in 1856. You won’t regret stopping by for cake and a signature macaron.

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The Dolder Grand The Dolder Grand is a chic retreat in the heart of Zürich. Built in 1899, The Dolder Grand’s elevated location provides a

Wing and the Golf Wing – the interior design and luxurious bathrooms of sand-coloured Jura limestone exude a modern style.

magnificent view of the city, the lake and the Alps. This is the

Hotel facilities: 7 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • tennis

perfect environment for travellers looking for pleasure, exclusivity

court • golf course • mini golf

and relaxation, with exquisite dining, a large spa and a remarkable art collection. The interiors in the main building create a sense of history through their

Room facilities: 176 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

eclectic and subtle combinations, while in the two new wings – the Spa

Park Hyatt Zürich A sleek, sophisticated luxury hotel in the heart of Zürich’s

an unparalleled dining experience with an open kitchen, along with

fashionable district.

a dynamic lobby lounge, delicatessen-inspired Café Z and the

Park Hyatt Zürich hotel is one of the city’s premier luxury hotels, encircled by the prestigious financial institutions of Paradeplatz Square and the fashionable boutiques on Bahnhofstrasse. The scenic beauty of Lake Zürich and the captivating attractions in

fashionable Onyx. Rooms feature large marble bathrooms and high-speed internet connections. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre • sauna • steam room

Altstadt (Old Town), Niederdorf, the Congress Hall and Opera House are

Room facilities: 142 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

close at hand. The vibrant international restaurant Parkhuus showcases

• air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Eden Au Lac Zürich Baroque elegance on the shores of lovely Lake Zürich. Within walking distance of major tourism attractions as well as the world famous shopping mile of Bahnhofstrasse, Eden Au Lac is perfectly placed for the leisure traveller to Zürich. The hotel is around 45 minutes from Zürich airport. As well as a restaurant and bar on-site the Eden Au Lac offers a luxury spa. Tasteful rooms have lake views, some with walk-out balconies. Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • spa Room facilities: 50 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Marriott Hotel Zürich Marriott Hotel Zürich welcomes travellers to its convenient city centre location. The hotel, just steps from the train station and neatly positioned along the pristine banks of the River Limmat, provides a relaxing atmosphere filled with the comforts of high-tech amenities and attentive service, including dining options and a fitness centre. Slick rooms feature smart but simple design and thoughtful amenities. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • fitness centre Room facilities: 266 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

Renaissance Zürich Tower Hotel Spacious, well-appointed hotel rooms and panoramic Zürich views. The Renaissance Zürich Tower Hotel is located in the vibrant West quarter, 10 minutes from downtown Zürich and only 15 minutes from Zürich Airport. The executive lounge with complimentary food and beverages and the fitness and recreation area are located on the 15th floor and offer an amazing view over this dynamic location. All rooms and suites boast panoramic city views and feature luxury bedding. Enjoy creative dishes with innovative products at the Equinox restaurant or sit back and relax in the Lucid Bar & Lounge. Hotel facilities: 2 restaurant & lounges • spa • sauna • club lounge Room facilities: 300 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe

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Crowne Plaza Zürich Hotel Crowne Plaza Zürich Hotel offers dedicated service in the trendy Zürich West district. Luxurious bedding, aromatherapy and Tony Chi design are stand-out features of the rooms at the Crowne Plaza, while recreational facilities include the trendy Holmes Place Fitness Club. The classic Relais des Arts restaurant serves local delicacies and seasonal specialities. Celebrate with al fresco dining at Crowne Plaza Zürich’s floral garden restaurant and terrace or relax in the lobby bar. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • fitness centre • Jacuzzi Room facilities: 365 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Swissôtel Zürich Swissôtel Zürich is a luxury hotel in central Zürich. The hotel is ideally located close to Zürich’s cultural, shopping and entertainment areas and opposite Oerlikon train station. The Spa & Sport centre on the 32nd floor offers a panoramic view over the city and the surrounding mountains. Enjoy casual dining at Restaurant Le muh and drinks at Le muh bar, or relax in your bright, airy room or suite with views over the city. Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre Room facilities: 347 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

Sheraton Zürich Hotel The Sheraton Zürich Hotel is located in the exciting, diverse quarter of Zürich West. The hotel offers a broad range of culinary choices, from Swiss specialities at Route Twenty-Six to Italian at Nuovo cafe and bar. Club guests can enjoy the exclusive benefits of the modern Sheraton Club Lounge located on the 10th floor, with stunning views over Zürich West. Spacious rooms and suites come with Sheraton’s signature luxury beds and a full range of amenities. Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • fitness centre • club lounge Room facilities: 197 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Lakes & mountains

Swiss wintertime resorts are synonymous with the high-rolling international jetset. Idyllic towns like Gstaad, St. Moritz and Davos crouch beneath breathtaking mountains, their streets full of glamorous snow-bunnies, upmarket boutiques and excellent après-ski activities. If mountains aren’t your thing, lakes may lure you to their scenic shores – and Switzerland has thousands to choose from, providing a glittering backdrop for countless cities, towns and hamlets. These watery wonderlands are ideal for swimming, boat cruises and leisurely lakeside strolls – or simply to view from a cafe terrace.

Get inspired by... invigorating Interlaken. A haven for action lovers, Interlaken offers year-round activities, including skiing, hiking, canyoning and paragliding, plus loads of mountain excursions. lakeside Lucerne. Join a long list of visitors transfixed by the majestic location and beautiful medieval centre of Lucerne – past admirers include Goethe, Wagner and Queen Victoria. jazzy Montreaux. Surrounded by vineyards, Montreux is situated on the ‘Swiss Riviera’ and has inspired writers, artists and musicians for centuries. Don’t miss the island castle of Chillon. gorgeous Gstaad. Spot celebrities and shop in the designer boutiques of this snowy hamlet, smaller than its reputation suggests but still renowned for luxury chalets.

Did you know...? Elegant Lausanne is renowned for its lakeside promenades, imposing gothic cathedrals and 14th-century old town – plus the ultra-modern Olympic Museum, home to the International Olympic Committee.

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Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa Elegance and grandeur in the spectacular Bernese Oberland. This outstanding hotel boasts wonderful views of the Jungfrau Massif. No detail is spared in the opulent accommodations, with décor ranging from classical to contemporary and incorporating period furniture and marble bathtubs. The exquisite Victoria-Jungfrau Spa offers blissful treatments and active guests will appreciate the fully-equipped fitness centre. Savour the very best in haute cuisine at Restaurant La Terrasse or innovative Italian at Quaranta Uno. Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre • sauna • steam room Room facilities: 224 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hr room service

The Chedi Andermatt A destination in itself, The Chedi Andermatt feels refreshingly remote yet accessible. The hotel is beautifully located in the natural alpine landscape of the Urseren Valley. There’s plenty of recreation here with a state-of-the-art spa, fitness centre, indoor pool and outdoor lap pool. Dark wood interiors and leather chairs add sophisticated alpine chic to the rooms and suites. There’s signature dining at The Japanese by Hide Yamamato, or the show kitchens of The Restaurant. Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa • fitness centre • sauna • golf Room facilities: 105 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hr room service

Kulm Hotel St. Moritz Enter a world of uncompromising luxury at the exquisite Kulm Hotel St. Moritz. Situated in the heart of St. Moritz this unique hotel offers stunning views and over 150 years of traditional excellence. The hotel’s Kulm Spa St. Moritz is one of Switzerland’s premier wellness establishments. Tastefully decorated rooms boast marble bathrooms and lake or mountain views. Diners are spoiled for choice, from fine-dining Le Grand and The K, to casual pizzeria and popular Altitude Bar. Hotel facilities: 8 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa • fitness centre • sauna • steam room • golf Room facilities: 173 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hr room service

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Fairmont Le Montreux Palace Fairmont Le Montreux Palace is one of the largest hotels in the Swiss Riviera region. Situated on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland, overlooking the Alps, this jewel of Belle-Époque architecture offers a traditional and elegant atmosphere. Fairmont Le Montreux Palace provides stylish restaurants and bar, spa and fitness centre. Light-filled rooms and suites come with a balcony or veranda overlooking the lake. Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • 2 swimming pools • spa • fitness centre • valet service Room facilities: 236 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Lausanne Palace & Spa The Lausanne Palace & Spa is a city social hub, providing a meeting place for locals and an escape for visitors. Situated in the heart of Lausanne’s shopping district, this elegant luxury hotel offers panoramic views of the city, Lake Geneva and the Alps. Traditionally furnished rooms and suites feature views of the Lausanne cathedral. Facilities include a spa, indoor pool and the Michelin-starred restaurant; The Table d’Edgard. Hotel facilities: 7 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • sauna • fitness centre • Turkish hammam Room facilities: 148 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Beau-Rivage Palace Lausanne This elegant hotel has been reflecting lights onto Lake Geneva for nearly 150 years. Set on 10 acres of private gardens, with superb views across the lake to the majestic Swiss and French Alps, the hotel is well-located in the residential part of Lausanne, only five minutes from the shopping district and 40 minutes from Geneva International Airport. Among the amenities are a double-Michelin-starred restaurant and a grand bar, while most of the wellappointed rooms and suites come with Jacuzzi. Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre Room facilities: 168 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Palace Luzern Palace Luzern offers sensational views of Lake Lucerne and a first-class spa experience. From Palace Luzern it’s just a 10-minute walk along the lake to the Old Town. The hotel boasts a one of a kind ‘giant singing bowl’, which, when struck, sends a thousand frequencies through the body, stimulating every cell. Contemporary furnishings and large windows give the rooms a bright feel. For dinner, try the modern dining experience of Jasper, or atmospheric Palace Bar. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre • sauna Room facilities: 129 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Schweizerhof Luzern The Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern enjoys a prime location in the heart of Switzerland – with magnificent views of the lake and the Alps. The hotel is situated right on the lake shore promenade in the centre of Lucerne’s historic Old Town, close to the railway station and lots of shopping opportunities. Well-appointed guestrooms are newly refurbished and the hotel has a spa and fitness centre. Dine on marketfresh regional dishes at Restaurant Galerie or world cuisine at Pavilion. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre • sauna Room facilities: 101 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Gstaad Palace Overlooking the beautiful town of Gstaad with views of the majestic Swiss Alps. Guests can indulge in the spa with separate facilities for women and men, heated indoor and outdoor pools and Jacuzzi, as well as tennis courts, squash courts and play areas for children. The hotel’s gastronomic journey includes formal Le Grill, Italian at Gildo’s and fondue at La Fromagerie. Rooms and suites exude an alpine elegance and mountain views. Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • 2 swimming pools • spa • fitness centre • spa • Jacuzzi • tennis court • squash court • Turkish hammam Room facilities: 104 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Austria Austria bounces around the spectrum of delights – winter or summer, indoors or outdoors, classic or contemporary. Its scenery is nothing short of spectacular – alpine mountains, shimmering lakes, flower-flecked meadows – while urban centres beguile with ornate churches and palaces alongside modern art galleries and charismatic, cafe-crammed backstreets. Austria is obviously a prime destination for skiers, with superb slopes and luxury chalets studding the mountains, but it’s also a magnet for those who love a good dose of history, culture and gourmet adventure (this is the birthplace of Mozart, after all) so go and see the Lipizzaner stallions at the Spanish Riding School or check out the Viennese Expressionists.

Get inspired by… Viennese coffee culture. The art of drinking coffee in a ‘Wiener Kaffeehaus’ is an absolute institution – spend an afternoon soaking up this cornerstone of Viennese culture. dining along the Danube. Explore the local dishes and spectacular vineyards dotting the postcard-pretty Danube Valley. music and museums. See the works of iconic Austrian artists like Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele at Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier, or see spectacular open-air opera at Opera Festival St Margarethen. a year on a lake. Austria’s silver lakes are perfect for a summer cruise or a fun winter afternoon of skating on the frozen surface. mountains from the sky. Take a cable car to the top of the Untersberg mountain and take in the snow-laced greenery of the Rositten Valley.

Vienna Salzburg Innsbruck

Zell am See

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Best of Austria rail tour Czech Republic

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9 Days – Self-Guided Rail Tour This compact tour visits the jewels of Austria. You’ll start in highclass capital Vienna then move to Zell am See, an idyllic mountain town. Onwards to the perfectly preserved baroque city of Salzburg, before ending your trip with a final night back in Vienna.

Day 1-5: Vienna & Zell am See Your tour starts in Vienna, where you’ll take a Public Historical City Tour and a tour of the impressive Schönbrunn Palace, which has its own zoo – the oldest in the world! On day three, you’ll travel to Zell am See for two days of relaxing in this alpine wonderland in the middle of the Pinzgau Valley, with snowcapped-peak surrounds and the clear-as-glass Lake Zell.

Day 6-9: Salzburg & Vienna On day six, you’ll travel to Salzburg – explore its vibrant Old Town, quaint, picturesque and synonymous with Mozart. Your stay includes a Public Salzburg Mozart City Tour, including a visit to the dramatically sited Hohensalzburg Fortress. Finally, it’s back to Vienna for one last night.

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Inclusions: 8 nights accommodation in 4-star hotels in Vienna, Saltzburg & Zell am See • daily breakfast buffet • arrival & departure transfers to & from Vienna airport • all transfers from hotel to train station • train ticket in 2nd class from Vienna to Zell am See, Salzburg & Vienna • tour fees


The Greatest Triple Pack tour

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11 Days – Fully-Guided Tour This 11-day tour takes in three delicious destinations – Munich, Salzburg and Innsbruck. Munich’s historical markets, high-end shopping and famed beer gardens offer a buzzing urban adventure,

On day eight, make the most of your 48-hour Innsbruck Card, which gives you access to Innsbruck's museums and key attractions free of charge plus the Sightseer hop-on hop-off bus and the lifts and cable cars around Innsbruck.

while Salzburg soaks you in Mozart-inspired culture, before you

Day 10-11: Munich

cool off in the picture-perfect mountain village of Innsbruck.

On day ten, travel by train back to Munich and stay overnight. Hotel

Day 1-3: Munich After an arrival transfer from Munich Airport, check into your four star hotel for a three night stay. On day two, enjoy sightseeing at your own pace with the handy hop-on hop-off Grand Circle bus ticket.

transfers are included to and from the train stations. Your tour ends with a transfer back to Munich Airport. Inclusions: 10 nights accommodation at 4-star hotels in Munich, Salzburg & Innsbruck • daily breakfast buffet • airport transfer from Munich airport • all hotel & train transfers • train ticket in 2nd class for Munich to Salzburg to Innsbruck to Munich • Munich hop-on hop-off

Day 4-6: Salzburg

Grand Circle ticket (valid 48 hours) • public Salzburg Mozart city tour

You are transferred to Munich's rail station for the two hour ride to

(1.5 hours) including Salzburg Card (valid 24 hours) • Innsbruck Card

Salzburg. After checking into your Salzburg hotel, there is plenty of time

(valid 48 hours)

to take in the best of Salzburg's vibrant Old Town. The next day, set off on the classic Salzburg Mozart City Tour where you will see the city's stunning Baroque architecture and Mozart's birthplace.

Day 7-9: Innsbruck Transfers are included to Salzburg's rail station for the two hour rail journey to Innsbruck. Upon arrival in the alpine city of Innsbruck you will be transferred to your hotel, where you are based for three nights.

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Vienna

Vienna is gorgeous. Simple as that. It’s rich in palatial grandeur, and it knows how to celebrate culture. Art galleries and opera halls lend the city a sophisticated air – Vienna lays claim to celebrated composers like Mozart and Strauss, after all. The sheer spirit of this most liveable city is felt in its cosy coffee houses (Vienna’s coffee-house culture is on UNESCO’s ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’ list). Spend a morning exploring the staggeringly impressive Hofburg Palace, spend an afternoon deciding between the Apfelstrudel or the Sachertorte, and spend an evening watching the fleet-footed and majestic Lipizzaner stallions. The Viennese really do live the good life.

Get inspired by... Vienna on two wheels. Vienna’s a great city for cyclists, with miles of bike paths and a public bike-rental system. Use a bike to get around or ride west along the Danube. understanding Freud. The Sigmund Freud Museum, located where he used to live and work, houses fascinating memorabilia of the renowned psychoanalyst. Mozart’s pad. This museum, known locally as the Figarohaus, is where Mozart lived and worked from 1784 to 1787 and features drawings, letters and original sheet music. the Hundertwasser House. This apartment block, designed by Austrian painter Friedensreich Hundertwasser, resembles a colourful patchwork quilt outside and features real trees inside.

Did you know...? Vienna’s Tiergarten Schönbrunn is the world’s oldest zoo, built in 1752 and located on the grounds of the Schönbrunn Palace. The giant pandas are a major attraction!

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The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna The Ritz-Carlton combines the charm of four historical buildings

Austrian dishes prepared on a charcoal grill. The hotel’s club lounge is

with stylish and modern interior design.

specifically designed for the discerning traveller.

Located next to Stadtpark on the famous Ring Boulevard, the hotel

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness

is perfect for visitors looking to explore history or indulge in a day of

centre • club lounge

shopping. Guests can rejuvenate at Austria’s first Guerlain spa or swim in the indoor pool to underwater music. The atmospheric rooftop bar and lounge on the 8th floor offers

Room facilities: 245 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

spectacular city views, while Dstrikt Steakhouse serves a selection of

Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof is the newest five-star hotel to grace Vienna.

Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • spa • fitness centre • sauna Room facilities: 186 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

Steigenberger offers the perfect location and refined luxury in the heart

• air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities

of Vienna for leisure guests. After a day of shopping or soaking in the rich

• in-room safe • 24-hour room service

culture of Vienna, you can be assured of a relaxing stay at this new hotel. Sink into the exquisite on-site spa or savour a romantic dinner at the restaurant. Enjoy a drink at the bar or simply retire to your luxury room, where 24-hour room service is available.

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Hotel Sacher Wien This iconic hotel boasts a unique location in the heart of Vienna. Opposite the State Opera and Albertina museum, Sacher Wien Hotel is also close to the pedestrian shopping area Kaerntner Strasse. The deluxe spa features a traditional sauna, aroma salt steam bath, herbal bath, vital sensory showers, ice fountain and meditation room. Elegant rooms and suites have been renovated in soft colours with modern amenities. Elegant Café Sacher is the place to try the legendary Sachertorte cake with a cup of Austrian coffee. Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre • sauna Room facilities: 149 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Grand Hotel Wien The Grand Hotel Wien is one of Vienna’s most majestic dining destinations. The hotel is centrally located close to the Vienna State Opera. Le Ciel, with its spectacular views of the city, is renowned for serving creative Viennese and French cuisine, while Unkai is considered the most authentic and exclusive Japanese restaurant in Austria. The hotel’s spacious guestrooms and suites are decorated in luxurious Viennese style, with rare antiques, rich fabrics, classic decor and fine furnishings. Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre • sauna Room facilities: 205 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Hilton Vienna One of the city’s premier hotels, the Hilton Vienna is just a short walk from Vienna’s famous attractions. Guests can relax over a Viennese coffee in the stylish lobby bar and lounge, dine at the terrace restaurant or relax in the sauna. The hotel is convenient for attractions such as St. Stephan's Cathedral or the State Opera but also fashionable shopping streets. Rooms and suites are elegant and well-appointed, many with city views. Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • fitness centre • sauna • executive lounge Room facilities: 579 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom is a modern architectural marvel inspired by nearby St. Stephan's Cathedral. Stunning monochromatic rooms and suites all offer fine views over Vienna’s central city area. On the mezzanine level, the Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom has a comfortably furnished library space. Modern amenities and pure indulgence are the hallmarks of the spa and fitness centre, where guests can take advantage of steam rooms, whirlpools and sauna. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre • steam rooms • sauna • club lounge Room facilities: 182 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Hilton Vienna Plaza Inspired by the Golden Age of the 1920s, the Hilton Vienna Plaza is a luxurious property on the exclusive Ringstraße. Newly renovated in 2014, the spacious rooms and suites display a timeless elegance and offer every conceivable comfort, including marble bathrooms and city views. The hotel's fitness centre and spa suite extends across three floors and features a Finnish sauna and relaxation zone. The Brasserie & Bar ÉMILE is known for its superb art deco interior and excellent French and Austrian cuisine. Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • spa • fitness centre • sauna • executive lounge Room facilities: 254 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

InterContinental Vienna The InterContinental Vienna offers classic luxury and superb views across the Stadtpark. Guests can choose from Classic and Deluxe Rooms and three different suite types, with all rooms furnished in a classical, elegant style. Most have views over Stadtpark or the Vienna Concert Hall. The hotel’s fitness centre is open 24 hours and offers steam bath, sauna, massages, yoga and personal trainers. The restaurant, Mediterraneo, serves expertly crafted Viennese cuisine, or simply relax with a coffee and pastry at Café Vienna. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • fitness centre • sauna • executive lounge Room facilities: 458 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Vienna Marriott Hotel Experience sophisticated luxury on Vienna’s elegant Ringstraße. The Vienna Marriott is ideally located within walking distance of St. Stephan's Cathedral, the opera and theatre district, museums and shopping streets. Spacious rooms and suites are thoughtfully furnished with luxurious Marriott Revive bedding and down comforters. Guests have easy access to the indoor pool, fitness centre, sauna and solarium. Enjoy traditional Austrian cuisine at the Parkring Restaurant, or meet with friends over coffee at the Viennese Garten Café or American-style Champions Sports Bar & Restaurant. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • fitness centre • sauna • executive lounge Room facilities: 323 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Le Méridien Vienna Le Méridien is an art-filled design hotel in the heart of Vienna. Perfectly placed to explore Vienna’s galleries, museums, coffee houses and markets, Le Méridien is also well-equipped with a spa, indoor swimming pool and fitness centre. With understated style and luxury, rooms are furnished in warm tones and many feature artfully engraved glass panels. The stylish Shambala restaurant features innovative world cuisine with an Austrian touch, while Le Moët Gourmet lounge features live DJs and a wide range of drinks. Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre • sauna • Jacuzzi • executive lounge Room facilities: 294 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront True to its name, Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront graces the lovely Danube River. The incredibly spacious rooms and suites at the Hilton offer expansive views from large windows, and modern amenities. Facilities include an outdoor pool and terrace overlooking the river, a fitness centre, volleyball court and walking track. The hotel's Waterfront Kitchen offers an international range of cuisine, while Pier 269 Bar & Lounge exudes a sophisticated, maritime ambience. Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • swimming pool • fitness centre • sauna • volleyball court • executive lounge Room facilities: 367 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Bohemian Rhapsody tour Wroclaw 1

Poland Prague 2

Auschwitz Krakow 2

Kutna Hora

Czech Republic Český Krumlov 1

Olomouc

Slovakia Vienna 3

Austria

Hungary

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Day 7-10: Český Krumlov & Vienna Take a scenic drive to the medieval town of Český Krumlov and spend the

10 Days – Fully-Guided Tour

day exploring its cobbled streets and cosy cellar pubs. The day after, travel through farmland to Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace

This 10-day tour is a wondrous ride past Gothic spires, sparkling

for an extraordinary concert of Viennese classical music, with dinner

salt mines, romantic castles and sites spanning a thousand years

and drinks.

of Central European history. You’ll go deep underground and enjoy sights from up high, you’ll be serenaded in palaces and lose yourself in captivating cobblestone streets.

Day 1-3: Vienna, Olomouc & Krakow Your tour starts in Vienna with an evening Welcome Reception. The following day, cross the Czech border to Olomouc, one of Moravia’s most historic cities, before continuing to medieval Krakow. Day three is all about Krakow’s major sights – the Wieliczka salt mines, Wawel Hill, the Renaissance Castle and ‘Old Podgórze’, finishing with an evening of local fare and Klezmer music.

Your next day includes an expert tour of the hidden treasures of Old Vienna and a drive to the Vienna Woods before a farewell tavern dinner with live Schrammelmusik. The next morning, you’ll transfer from your hotel to Vienna Airport. Inclusions: expert Insight Tour Director • welcome reception including drinks & a welcome dinner, 9 buffet breakfasts, 8 dinners • 9 nights accommodation in a 4- or 5-star hotel • transfers to/from airport • hotel & restaurant tips • taxes & porterage charges at hotels Please note: Optional tours are not included.

Day 4-6: Auschwitz, Wroclaw, Kutna Hora & Prague Visit the memorial and museum of Auschwitz then head on to Wrocław, ‘the Venice of Poland’. The next day, visit Kutna Hora, a town that flourished in the Middle Ages, then it’s on to Prague, where you’ll spend the next day sightseeing in this picturesque city.

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Salzburg Hotels

Salzburg

If you experience a sense of déjà vu in Salzburg, blame The Sound of Music – it was filmed in the mountains surrounding this blissfully baroque settlement. Those picturesque peaks are definitely alive with the sound of music – Mozart was born in Salzburg in 1756, and tourists flock to see his birthplace. The Salzburg Festival is a prime time to visit – it’s a fiveweek celebration of classical music, beginning in mid-July. But year-round, the charm of Salzburg is evident: in the Old Town, brimming with church spires and narrow cobbled streets; in the town’s palaces and manicured gardens; and in those gorgeous, musical mountains.

Get inspired by... views from the top. Try to capture the 360-degree panoramas from Hohensalzburg Fortress, a mighty clifftop edifice built in 1077. Take your time to walk uphill, or take the funicular. a crazy castle. Schloss Hellbrunn is the perfect excursion: a 17thcentury summer palace with a garden full of trick fountains (expect to get wet!). a world of ice. Wrap up warm for an unforgettable visit to Eisriesenwelt (German for ‘World of the Ice Giants’), a glittering ice cave south of Salzburg. fun themed tours. Kitschy tours can take you to film locations for The Sound of Music, or experts can help you explore Mozart and /or historic city landmarks.

Did you know...? Mozart is the city’s favourite son, you can visit his birthplace and residence. Be sure to try a Mozartkugel (‘Mozart ball’), a small, round confection made of marzipan, nougat and dark chocolate, first created in 1890.

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Salzburg Hotels

Hotel Sacher Salzburg Hotel Sacher Salzburg epitomises Sacher’s unique mix of world

a slice of the legendary Sachertorte at Café Sacher. Some of the lavish

charm and modern comfort.

rooms and suites offer a balcony, with fine views over the old city of

In the city of Mozart’s birth, the Hotel Sacher Salzburg regularly hosts the world’s finest musicians, alongside royalty, international statesmen, artists and celebrities. The hotel offers a superior culinary experience with a selection of fine

Salzburg and the fortress Hohensalzburg. Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • fitness centre • sauna Room facilities: 113 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

restaurants. Enjoy Austrian and international cuisine in the traditional Roter Salon and the Gourmet Restaurant Zirbelzimmer, and indulge in

Crowne Plaza Salzburg - The Pitter Originally opened by the Pitter family in 1864, the Crowne Plaza

amenities. The Pitter also features a private underground car park and

Salzburg is just steps away from the Mirabell Palace and Garden.

the Salzburg Train Station is just a 10-minute walk away.

As well as a central location close to the Old Town, guests can enjoy

Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • fitness centre

regional specialities and a wide selection of beverages in the PitterKeller, Salzburg’s oldest cellar.

Room facilities: 199 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • tea & coffee-making • in-room safe

The Imlauer Sky Bar & Restaurant on the renovated top floor offers gourmet cuisine and panoramic views of the Old Town. The elegantly furnished rooms at the Crowne Plaza are well appointed with modern

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Wyndham Grand Salzburg Conference Center The Wyndham Grand provides the grand service and amenities

rooms and suites. BarRoque is the Wyndham Grand’s stylish restaurant,

that visitors to Salzburg expect.

bistro and lounge offering a range of small and large plates from the

This Green Key certified eco-friendly property offers world-class leisure facilities and a convenient location, just 4km from Salzburg Airport. The full-service hotel is not only close to Salzburg’s city centre,

modern menu. Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • swimming pool • fitness centre • sauna

but the neighbouring snow-topped Alps are easily accessible for hikers,

Room facilities: 257 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

mountain climbers and skiers alike. Guests can relax in the hotel,

• air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

with its swimming pool and fitness centre, and elegant, well-appointed

Hotel NH Salzburg City The well-equipped NH Salzburg City hotel is the ideal base for

For relaxation there’s a sauna and fitness centre. Elegant rooms

exploring Salzburg.

are decorated in warm woods with red accents, and come with

The Salzburg Exhibition Centre and Salzburg Arena are both within easy reach, while the city’s main train station is just 2km away.

Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • fitness centre • sauna

The NH boasts a stylish, modern restaurant serving international

Room facilities: 140 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

and local dishes, while the lobby bar offers a fine selection of drinks

• air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

and a summer terrace.

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Christmas in Europe December sees Europe at its festive finest: snow falls on the mountains, twinkling lights illuminate the villages, and renowned Christmas markets take over the city squares. Revel in the festivities at famous Christmas markets across Europe, from the centuries-old yuletide centre in Strasbourg, France, to magical fetes in Germany's Aachen, Cologne, Dresden, Leipzig and Nuremberg. Join merry locals in London and Manchester, England, and celebrate Christmas traditions at markets across Belgium, Spain and Switzerland. Rug up warm to experience a fairy-tale white Christmas. For more information and to book, please visit dnata Travel or call +971 4 389 8333.


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Zell am See

Rural Austria is a feast of mountainscapes, where snowcapped peaks vie with sparkling lakes, glistening glaciers and chocolate-box Alpine villages for your ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’. Save some superlatives for Zell am See, a natural playground all year round. Attractions run the gamut from hiking trails and alpine huts in the Hohe Tauern National Park (Austria’s oldest and largest park) to lidos for a refreshing dip in the lake. Street cafes pepper Zell am See’s car-free old town – perfect for when you’d prefer to simply sit and soak up the natural splendour.

Get inspired by... scenic drives. And not just any old drive, but one of Europe’s most spectacular. The 43km Grossglockner High Alpine Road is the highest mountain pass road in Austria. lovely lake. In summer, sailing, boating and windsurfing are all possible on Lake Zell. Lidos have heated pools if the water’s too cool for swimming. river rafting. Close to Zell am See are the rivers Salzach and Saalach, which are great for rafting adventures. winter sports. The Zell am See-Kaprun skiing area caters to all level of skiers and snowboarders (including families) with an impressive 138km of slopes!

Did you know...? Mayer’s Restaurant, located in Schloss Prielau, is one of Austria’s finest, the holder of two Michelin stars. Dine here on outstanding local produce – and if you enjoy it, return for a cooking class.

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Zell am See Hotels

Grand Hotel Zell am See Surrounded by the Austrian Alps, the Grand Hotel is situated on the shore of the beautiful Lake Zell. Whether it’s winter or summer, the Grand Hotel Zell am See affords you family-friendly Austrian charm, imperial luxury and romance, all in a stunning location. Outstanding culinary creations are a feature at the hotel, including regional dishes and theme nights. Rooms and suites come with hardwood floors and lake views. The 18-hole championship course, Golf Club Zell am See, is just minutes away from the hotel. Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • swimming pool • spa • sauna Room facilities: 133 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Der Waldhof This family run hotel welcomes guests to the heart of the breathtaking mountains in close proximity to the Schmittenhöhe. Enjoy pristine cosiness in a homey ambiance combined with comfort and indulgent evenings in a relaxed atmosphere. Only a short walk away from the Schmittenhöhe cable car, Der Waldhof enjoys a quiet location above Zell am See. It has a heated outdoor pool and the spa area includes two hot tubs, a sauna, a steam bath, an infrared cabin, and a Kneipp pool. Der Waldhof has a ski and bicycle rental and offers free private parking. The city centre is 500 metres away. Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • swimming pool • fitness centre • sauna • library • bicycle rental Room facilities: 79 rooms • complimentary Wi-Fi • minibar • in-room safe

Hotel Heitzmann Zell am See This family-run hotel is in the centre of the idyllic mountain town of Zell am See. Enjoy traditional Austrian hospitality at the Hotel Heitzmann, where history meets the modern age. The hotel’s restaurant offers exquisite Austrian and international meals. The lake, the City XPress cable car and local sporting facilities are all within easy walking distance. The chalet-style rooms are individually and brightly furnished. Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • sauna Room facilities: 29 rooms • complimentary Wi-Fi • in-room safe

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Innsbruck

Innsbruck has a rich history to absorb. Ramble over cobbled streets in the late-medieval Altstadt (Old Town) and travel back to a time when Innsbruck was a centre of European politics and culture, home to Habsburg emperors and eccentric archdukes. Innsbruck has hosted the Winter Olympics twice. This is a winter wonderland boasting no fewer than nine ski areas, each one a veritable paradise for snow lovers offering powderperfect slopes and breathtaking mountain views.

Get inspired by... the city from the air. Take the funicular to nearly 2000 metres above sea level and see some of the most amazing views of the Central Inn Valley and even across to the Italian border. the two-sided Triumphpforte. See this Triumphal Arch commissioned by Empress Maria Theresa to commemorate both the wedding of her son and the death of her husband. the ornate Hofkirche. Look for the bronze statues by Albrecht Dßrer in one of Europe’s finest examples of a Gothic royal court church. Schloss Ambras. Visit the lavish renaissance palace of Archduke Ferdinand II, which overlooks the city (and is home to a suit of armour made for a 2.6 metre tall giant!)

Did you know...? Skiing is so good in this region. It has staged the Olympic Winter Games twice and is home to Olympia SkiWorld, with its 250km of ski slopes.

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Innsbruck Hotels

Grand Hotel Europa Modern Italian design meets Tyrolean cosiness at this Innsbruck

meals. The hotel’s central city location and easy access to the cable

landmark.

railway make this an ideal starting point for discovering the unique

Innsbruck’s historic hotel has received a modern facelift with renovations redefining the exclusive character. Rooms are elegant and tastefully furnished with modern touches.

Tyrolean mountain world at any time of year. Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge Room facilities: 117 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

The Grand Hotel Europa’s restaurant, Europa Stüberl, is a fine-dining

• air-conditioning • tea & coffee-making facilities • minibar

restaurant divided into cosy parlours and popular with guests and locals

• in-room safe • 24-hour room service

alike. The Europa Bar is a comfortable lounge for refreshments and light

Hilton Innsbruck Surrounded by the majestic Tyrolean Alps, Hilton Innsbruck offers a unique stay for leisure travellers and families. Located in the heart of the Olympic city of Innsbruck, the hotel is easily

Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • fitness centre • sauna Room facilities: 176 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

accessible by public transport. All of the elegantly appointed rooms and suites offer magnificent views of the Tyrolean Alps. Experience genuine Tyrolean hospitality at the stylish and contemporary KONRADS restaurant, specialising in Austrian dishes and steaks, or retire to the sophisticated Hilton Innsbruck Hotel Bar. There’s a well-equipped fitness centre and mountain walks just outside your door.

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Turkey Straddling Europe and Asia, Turkey is a heady mix of cultures and traditions. See this magical mixture take physical form in the country’s archaeological treasures, its mouthwatering cuisine and its busy bazaars. The highlights are numerous: top of the list may just be the delicious food and great shopping, but Istanbul’s history and architectural bounty offer stiff competition. And let’s not forget the pristine beaches, clear blue waters and luxurious coastal resorts, or the otherworldly interior Cappadocia region, where rock formations take fantastical shapes.

Get inspired by... the capital’s charms. Istanbul bristles with European and Islamic architectural riches, evocative bazaars, and a happening social scene. fairy chimneys. Travel to Cappadocia and visit the Göreme National Park, famous for its ‘fairy chimney’ rock formations. Stay in a cave hotel to complete the experience. the Turkish Riviera. Take a ‘Blue Cruise’ along the southwest coast, a turquoise stretch known for hidden coves and beachside bliss. authentic hammams. A scrub and steam at a hammam makes a relaxing end to a day of sightseeing. snowcapped peaks. Take a trip to enjoy views of Mt. Ararat, a dormant volcano that overlooks the point where the borders of Turkey, Iran and Armenia converge.

Istanbul

Turkey Cappadocia Bodrum

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Istanbul tour

4 Days – Semi-Guided Tour Turkey’s capital is on so many travel hit-lists – Istanbul is a bustling clash of old and new, with gorgeous European and Islamic

Enjoy a final breakfast at the hotel before checking out and transferring to Atatürk Airport for your departure flight.

architecture, incredible food in glamorous rooftop restaurants,

Inclusions: 3 nights accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Istanbul

historic bazaars and that gorgeous blue Bosphorus. This neat tour

• breakfast daily • 2 fully escorted tours • return private transfers

will show you the city’s highlights while leaving you enough time

• English-speaking guide(s)

to discover your own pocket of Istanbul.

Day 1: Istanbul Welcome to Istanbul! You’ll meet your tour representative at Ataturk Airport and transfer to your four-star hotel.

Day 2: Sultanahmet, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque & the Grand Bazaar After breakfast, you’ll take a half-day sightseeing tour of the World Heritage-listed Sultanahmet area, where you can get a taste for the Istanbul of the past: the Hippodrome, the stunning Blue Mosque (famed for its blue-tiled interior) and the hubbub of the Grand Bazaar.

Day 3: Bosphorus & Spice Bazaar After breakfast, you’ll enjoy a half-day tour cruising on the Bosphorus and shopping at the Spice Bazaar, one of the city’s largest bazaars, heaving with colourful piles of spices and pyramids of fresh, sugardusted Turkish delight.

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Please note: Optional tours not included.


Best of Turkey tour Black Sea Istanbul 2

Turkey Cappadocia Pamukkale 1 Denizli Kusadasi 1

Kayseri 1

Mediterranean Sea

6 Days – Semi-Guided Tour Discover headliner Turkish treats on this six-day tour: bustling, old-meets-new Istanbul, the magical rocky landscapes of Cappadocia, the travertine pools of Pamukkale, ancient Greek

Day 4: Denizli, Pamukkale & Hierapolis After breakfast, take a morning flight to Denizli and transfer to Pamukkale. Here, take a tour of Hierapolis, the ancient Roman spa city, as well as incredible terraced pools.

ruins and glorious Aegean coastline. There’s a mix of tours and free

Day 5: Kusadasi & Ephesus

time – see the major sights then discover more at your own speed.

Time to head for the sea. En route to Kusadasi, a resort town on the

Day 1: Istanbul Welcome to Istanbul! You’ll meet your tour representative

Aegean coast, you’ll tour the memorable ruins of the ancient Greek city of Ephesus, dating as far back as the 10th-century BC.

at Ataturk Airport and transfer to your hotel (your choice of four

Day 6: Ephesus

or five-star).

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to Izmir airport for

Day 2: Sultanahmet, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque & the Grand Bazaar

your departure. Inclusions: 5 nights accommodation in a 4- or 5-star hotel in

After breakfast, you’ll take a half-day sightseeing tour of Istanbul,

Istanbul, Kayseri, Pamukkale & Kusadasi • breakfast daily

including the historic Sultanahmet area, the Hippodrome, the stunning

• all fully escorted tours • return private transfers & domestic

Blue Mosque (famed for its blue-tiled interior) and the Grand Bazaar.

flights • English-speaking guide(s)

Day 3: Kayseri, Cappadocia & Rose Valley

Please note: Optional tours are not included.

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then transfer to Atatürk Airport and fly to Kayseri, where you’ll go on a half-day tour of Cappadocia, famous for its ‘fairy chimney’ rock formations and cave hotels. Enjoy a walk through beautiful Rose Valley, visiting ancient rock churches on the way.

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Istanbul

In recent years, keen travellers have been making a beeline for the bazaars, boutique hotels, hammams and mosques of this glorious East-meets-West city on the Bosphorus. A glorious past has endowed the city with magnificent monuments, places of worship and palaces celebrating Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. You can spend a day touring ancient temples of religion, empire-building and trade, but the modern world demands your attention too, with a bevy of cool nightspots, designer boutiques, shopping malls and cutting-edge galleries.

Get inspired by... Topkapi tours. The primary residence of the Ottoman sultans for nearly 400 years, Topkapi Palace dazzles with jewelled opulence and legends of harems. Aya Sofya. One of the world’s most precious monuments in terms of religious and architectural history, Aya Sofya was a Byzantine church then an Ottoman mosque, and is now a museum. bazaar browsing. The Grand Bazaar is one of the world’s largest and oldest covered markets. Colour and chaos reign here, but so do perfect souvenirs. Bosphorus Cruise. The domes and minarets of Istanbul’s skyline look spectacular from the water. On a cruise, look for the flashy façade of the Dolmabahce Palace.

Did you know...? A cascade of curved domes and six slender minarets come together to make the 400-year-old Sultanahmet Mosque one of the city’s most photogenic. The blue tiles of its interior give it its nickname, the Blue Mosque.

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Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul is the only Ottoman Imperial

rooms. Ottoman-themed signature restaurant, Tuğra, serves a feast of

palace hotel on the banks of the Bosphorus.

classic Turkish cuisine.

This city centre hotel is walking distance from Beşiktaş and Ortakoy,

Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa

and a 45-minute drive from Ataturk International Airport. With the

• Turkish hammam • whirlpool • sauna • steam room

ambience of a luxury resort, Ciragan Palace has vast gardens and a heated infinity pool, which gives the feeling of floating in the Bosphorus.

Room facilities: 313 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour butler service

The spa is managed by Sanitas and includes an authentic Turkish hammam, fitness centre, whirlpool, indoor pool, sauna and steam

Raffles Istanbul Raffles’ newest hotel is a timeless fusion of inspired architecture

Raffles is ideally placed to enjoy the best Istanbul has to offer, from

looking out across Istanbul’s Bosphorus River.

cruises on the Bosphorus and ancient sights, to world-class shopping

Raffles Istanbul is an icon of the Zorlu Centre, where high fashion,

and dining.

performance and art converge. Ravishing luxury, gastronomic innovation

Hotel facilities: 7 restaurants & lounges • 2 swimming pools • spa

and serious cultural chic combine with angular architecture.

• 3 Turkish hammams • sauna • steam room • movie theatre

Travellers can find their spiritual home here, enjoying the hotel’s

Room facilities: 185 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

restaurants, swimming pools, luxury day spa and an open air rooftop

• air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room

movie theatre. There’s also a heated heliport and car parking.

safe • 24-hour butler service

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Shangri-La Bosphorus Istanbul Shangri-La Bosphorus Istanbul promises a memorable stay in the

at the fitness centre with indoor swimming pool. Among the hotel’s

heart of Istanbul, on the banks of the Bosphorus river.

restaurants, Shang Palace serves exquisite Cantonese cuisine while

Centrally located in the Beşiktaş district, Shangri-La Bosphorus Istanbul is

the grand Lobby Lounge is a great place to people watch.

next to the Presidents Palace. Spacious rooms have soft tones and many

Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

have French-style balconies facing an inner atrium or with views

• Turkish hammam • salon

of Bosphorous Strait.

Room facilities: 186 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

Relax in the hotel’s CHI The Spa with spacious private suites, special

• air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities

treatments and Turkish hammam, or enjoy the recreation facilities

• in-room safe • 24-hour room service • butler service in suites

St. Regis Istanbul The St. Regis Istanbul is surrounded by some of Istanbul’s best

St. Regis Brasserie. The hotel’s sumptuous rooms and suites include a

boutiques, restaurants and entertainment venues.

butler service and artworks by acclaimed Turkish artists.

Located in the heart of the most exclusive district of Istanbul, Nişantaşı,

Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • sauna

the hotel is just steps from attractions like Maçka Park, high end

• fitness centre

shopping, Taksim square and the Bosphorus.

• air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities

of sightseeing and shopping. Savour refined cuisines at either of the

• in-room safe • 24-hour room service

signature restaurants – the intimate rooftop Spago or the eclectic

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Room facilities: 118 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

Indulge in the flawless pampering of the deluxe Iridium Spa after a day

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Grand Hyatt Istanbul Grand Hyatt Istanbul is a city centre gem close to landmark

bar and restaurant, Gazebo. Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine is

attractions of the Old City.

expertly prepared at Restaurant 34, while leather chairs and the finest

The hotel is perfectly located for exploring sights such as Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Guests can enjoy relaxation

drinks are offered at the Library Bar. The Hyatt’s luxurious rooms feature large marble bathrooms and king-sized beds.

therapy in Gaia Spa & Fitness Centre or play a set on the floodlit

Hotel facilities: 4 restaurant & lounges • swimming pool • spa

tennis court.

• fitness centre • tennis court

Few hotel pools in Istanbul compare to the Grand Hyatt’s outdoor free-

Room facilities: 360 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

form swimming pool with a beautiful garden terrace setting, poolside

• air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul The luxury Ritz-Carlton beautifully blends timeless sophistication

furniture. At Atelier Real Food Restaurant and Bleu Lounge & Grill guests

with historic Ottoman touches.

can enjoy Mediterranean-inspired cuisine with spectacular views.

Overlooking the Bosphorus, the hotel grounds incorporate magnificent landscaped gardens and cascading pools, while classic Ottoman

Inspired by the traditional hammam, the hotel spa combines Eastern traditions and western methods.

styles can be found everywhere from the spa to the contemporary

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

rooms and suites.

• Turkish hammam

A 16th-century door offers passage from the energetic city into the hotel,

Room facilities: 243 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

where the graceful lobby is adorned with Turkish carpets and antique

• air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah The iconic Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah is the epitome of timeless

of modern Turkey. Afternoon tea in the opulent Kubbeli Lounge is a

elegance in Istanbul.

much-loved institution, while the Orient Terrace is one of Istanbul’s most

Located in the heart of the vibrant Beyoglu district for over a century,

popular outdoor venues.

this unique heritage property symbolises the cosmopolitan culture that

Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • sauna

Istanbul is renowned for.

• Turkish hammam • fitness centre

The hotel has hosted an impressive list of guests including Ernest

Room facilities: 115 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

Hemingway, Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock. In 1981 Room 101

• air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities

was converted into the Atatürk Museum, as a tribute to the founder

• in-room safe • 24-hour room service

CVK Park Bosphorus Istanbul The heritage Park Bosphorus Hotel Istanbul welcomes guests in grand Ottoman style. Located in the Taksim district, in the heart of Istanbul, the hotel has been opened by the CVK Group, bringing to life the glories of luxury and pleasure from the ancient Ottoman Empire. The hotel features luxuriously designed rooms with modern amenities and delightful dining venues including the Hezarfen Teras with its expansive terrace overlooking the Bosphorus. Guests can also enjoy VIP

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treatment at the state-of-the-art Safira Spa with pool and fitness centre. Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • sauna • fitness centre Room facilities: 438 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service


Istanbul Hotels

InterContinental Istanbul Luxury charms overlooking the magnificent Bosphorus River and

at the InterContinental, Safran serves the finest Turkish and Ottoman

Istanbul’s city skyline.

cuisine, while City Lights is a rooftop venue with live music and a

The InterContinental Istanbul is the ideal base from which to explore

memorable view.

Istanbul’s endless historic sites, museums, restaurants, clubs and shops.

Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • sauna

Located in Taksim, this city centre hotel commands stunning views of

• Turkish hammam • fitness centre

the Bosphorus, Taksim Square, the Blue Mosque and the city skyline.

Room facilities: 390 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

A range of spacious rooms and suites feature Turkish-inspired Ottoman

• air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities

design and double-glazed windows. Of the range of restaurants and bars

• in-room safe • 24-hour room service

W Istanbul The W Istanbul offers the best of both worlds, between Istanbul’s

traditional Turkish fare, and the more contemporary offerings at Minyon,

historic and modern districts.

as well as the chic W Lounge and the glamorous SIP.

In the centre of the historic Akaretler Row Houses, a luxurious locale filled

Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • fitness centre

with restaurants, cafes and art galleries, the hotel boasts an excellent location in Istanbul’s historic Beşiktaş area.

Room facilities: 136 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Rooms at the hotel are spacious, opulent and tastefully lavish, providing an oasis of calm with a garden, terrace or cabana. W Istanbul is also home to two of Istanbul’s hottest restaurants: Okka, which serves

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Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus The Conrad’s distinctive S-shape offers guests a unique Bosphorus River vantage point. Guests can enjoy the view, the luxurious atmosphere, and dedicated services at Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus. Facilities include tennis courts (tennis lessons available), luxury swimming pools and a fully equipped fitness centre. Dine in style at Manzara Restaurant or sip beverages at Summit Bar & Terrace. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • 2 swimming pools • fitness centre • 3 tennis courts Room facilities: 174 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus The Hilton is a landmark of understated riverside luxury in Istanbul. Admire Bosphorus views and the lush garden surroundings of the Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus hotel, situated on the European side of the city. The hotel is a dining destination in itself with international cuisines including Lebanese restaurant Al Bushra, Chinese at the Dragon or Turkish at Bosphorus Terrace. The outdoor pool is in the shape of Conrad Hilton’s footprint. Hotel facilities: 7 restaurants & lounges • 2 swimming pools • spa • Turkish hammam • fitness centre • tennis court Room facilities: 499 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Towering above the Bosphorus, the Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus provides stunning river and city views. Located in Beşiktaş, midway between Taksim and Levent, the hotel is in walking distance to key Istanbul shopping malls and historic sights. Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel meets the most demanding requirements of the modern traveller with spacious rooms and suites, top-class restaurants and luxury recreational facilities. Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • sauna • fitness centre Room facilities: 214 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Divan Istanbul The new Divan Istanbul brings guests close to all the historical and cultural sites that define Istanbul. On a leafy boulevard leading to Taksim Square, in the heart of the city, the hotel is a 45-minute drive from Atatürk International Airport. Experience Ottoman style rejuvenation in the Turkish hammam and Puri Spa or enjoy a few laps in the pool before relaxing in the sauna. Enjoy Turkish and international cuisine at Divan Lokanta, at the more informal Divan Pub, or dine in your comfortable guest room. Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • sauna • fitness centre Room facilities: 228 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

The Marmara Taksim Views of the Bosphorus stretch all the way to the Sea of Marmara. The Marmara Taksim is at the centre of Istanbul’s shopping, theatre and entertainment districts. Rooms and suites are stylish and sophisticated with city or river views, and guests staying in the Marmara Club rooms can take advantage of the Marmara Club Lounge. The signature Raika restaurants serves regional Anatolian cuisine with panoramic city views. Hotel facilities: 5 restaurant & lounges • swimming pool • spa • sauna • fitness centre • club lounge Room facilities: 376 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul Luxury accommodation and historic gardens on the banks of the Bosphorus. Swissotel The Bosphorus, Istanbul is nestled in 65 acres of historical gardens, with Istanbul’s world-class shopping and vibrant nightlife just outside. The award-winning Purovel Spa & Sport offers luxurious holistic spa treatments from all over the world, while there’s healthy dining at the restaurant Energia. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • sauna • Turkish hammam • fitness centre Room facilities: 497 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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The Istanbul EDITION This exclusive hotel draws on Ottoman traditions of extraordinary craftsmanship with an emphasis on modern luxury. The Edition combines multiple venues for relaxation and entertainment, and is close to the city’s high-end shopping malls and the Bosphorus Bridge. The exquisite ESPA Spa is spread over three floors, while the famous Cipriani Restaurant and Gold Bar provide an elegant social experience. Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • swimming pool • spa • sauna • Turkish hammam • fitness centre Room facilities: 78 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

10 Karaköy, A Morgans Original Neo-classical splendour with an exciting modern vibe. Located in the vibrant heart of Istanbul, this luxury boutique hotel showcases the distinctive touch of award-winning designer, Sinan Kajadar. Rooms are impeccably-proportioned with crisp décor and a restful palette. Work out in the fitness centre or explore the area’s many tourist attractions, including the Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar. Celebrated chef Rudolf Van Nunen creates gourmet international fare at Rudolf, while Sky Terrace serves Eurasian dishes and superb views. Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • fitness centre Room facilities: 71 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hr room service

Taksim Gonen Hotel Traditional hospitality just minutes from Istanbul’s Taksim Square. Taksim Gonen Hotel is centrally located hotel in the heart of the city’s bustling cultural and shopping district. Excellent facilities include a day spa, and a health club with an indoor swimming pool, a Turkish hammam, sauna and fitness centre. The Muizz Café and Zümrüt Restaurant serve Turkish and International cuisine in a smart and comfortable environment. Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants • swimming pool • spa • sauna • Turkish hammam • fitness centre Room facilities: 153 rooms & 3 suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe

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From Dubai to London aboard Australia’s premium airline Fly with Qantas, Australia’s premium airline, with flights twice daily from Dubai to London daylight or overnight to suit your convenience. Experience the luxurious A380* First Class Suites, fully flat beds in Business, spacious seats in Premium Economy and self-serve snack bars in Economy. For more information visit qantas.com

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Bodrum

Turkey’s long, spectacular coastline is lapped by the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas. On the Aegean coast is Bodrum, a town with a long and distinguished history that’s now a magnet for summertime tourists. The resorts, restaurants and nightspots cater to every traveller’s need: sun lounger-lined pools and beaches, yacht cruises, plentiful feasts (including great seafood – in a previous life, Bodrum was a simple fishing village). Even with the tourist influx, there is still charm to be found in the winding streets of the old town and bazaar area: town explorations should begin or end with a visit to Bodrum’s grand castle.

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Get inspired by... a postcard-perfect castle. Star of almost every postcard from Bodrum, the Castle of St. Peter dates from 1402 and houses a superb museum with finds from ancient shipwrecks. ancient treasure. There’s little left of the Mausoleum of King Mausolus, but it is significant as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. day-trip opportunities. How about the incredible Roman ruins of Ephesus, or the hot springs and white travertine pools of Pamukkale? diving clear waters. With high underwater visibility and warm waters (even during the winter months), Bodrum is renowned as one of Turkey’s top diving and snorkelling destinations.

Did you know...? A ‘Blue Cruise’ is a must, on board a traditional wooden sailing boat known as a gulet. Bodrum, Marmaris and Fethiye are the chief ports – join a cruise with a set itinerary, or charter a boat and set sail.


Bodrum Hotels

Mandarin Oriental Bodrum Mandarin Oriental is a private hideaway which offers an idyllic

Japanese and South Asian at Kurochan. Guests are also spoiled for choice

location on Bodrum’s Paradise Bay.

with bars and lounges, including atmospheric M2 Bar and the breezy

A seductive blend of style, luxury and comfort, this beachfront hotel

Blue Beach Club & Bar.

boasts two private beaches, a range of dining venues, an outstanding

Hotel facilities: 9 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • sauna

spa and choice of contemporary rooms, suites and villas.

• Turkish hammam • fitness centre • tennis court • private beach

Renowned for its range of dining experiences, Mandarin Oriental

Room facilities: 86 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • docking station

Bodrum features Italian cuisine at Assaggio, traditional Turkish and

• air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room

Mediterranean at the Olive Garden, international flavours at Sofra,

safe • 24-hour room service

Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay Bodrum Overlooking its own Aegean Sea bay, Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay

Rooms at the Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay are designed to channel

is a waterfront oasis of serenity.

space, colour and form to enhance the beauty of the view from floor-to-

Nestled on the cliffs overlooking pristine Barbaros Bay, Kempinski Hotel

ceiling windows, or from the balcony or terrace.

Barbaros Bay Bodrum offers guests a unique and luxurious vacation.

Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

A rich variety of restaurants and bars will satisfy the most demanding

• sauna • Turkish hammam • fitness centre • private beach

palate, while the magnificent Sanitas Spa promises European-style luxury and pampering.

Room facilities: 173 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Spain Wondrous food? Artful streets? Striking landscape? Parties after dark? Thank goodness for Spanish siestas – you need a lie down after all that good living. Spain is as diverse as it is delicious, serving up charismatic beachside towns and sophisticated cities with effortless style. Barcelona’s architecturally astonishing Sagrada Familia and Park Güell, each designed by Antoni Gaudí, are both wonderlands of mosaics and enclaves. And yet, Spain’s natural wonders rival its man-made structures – the picturesque Pyrenees, the wildflowers of Andalucia, the stunning coast of Jávea. Spain has an artful heart, producing artists as game-changing as Dalí, Picasso, Goya and Velasquez, and a relentless appetite for gastronomic delights, from a simple and earthy tapa to a Michelin-starred Madrid restaurant.

Be inspired by… the Alhambra. This 14th-century, World Heritage-listed complex of astounding red-walled palaces and lush gardens has to be seen to be believed. Mediterranean allure. For a seaside holiday, Spain’s coast includes beach resorts, surf waves, party towns, secluded coves and the option of luxury beachside accommodation. Córdoba’s great mosque. Lavishly decorated in stripes, arches and gold, this incredible structure is a prominent and staggering example of Moorish architecture. crema catalana. This classic Catalan dessert of subtly flavoured custard served in a terracotta ramekin with a crisp, toffee surface is the understated taste of Spain. Madrid's Plaza Mayor. Explore Madrid's grand central square and its intriguing laneways. Discover hidden cafes, shopping and 400 years of history.

Barcelona Madrid

Spain

Valencia

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Essentials of Spain package

Bay of Biscay

Spain

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Madrid 2 Toledo

Cordoba 1 Seville 2

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9 Days – Semi-Guided Package Starting in Madrid and working all the way to Barcelona, this nine-day tour is perfect for people who want a bit of freedom in their tour experience. Designed for two people, with some shared

then catch a flight to Barcelona. Day eight consists of a thorough tour of magical Barcelona, with a focus on the art of Gaudi. End the day with a traditional Spanish restaurant

services and other private ones, this is a fabulously bespoke travel

meal and transfer to the airport the next day.

offering that gets you straight to Spain’s essentials.

Inclusions: 8 nights accommodation in 4-star hotels in Madrid,

Day 1-4: Madrid, Toledo & Cordoba

Cordoba, Seville, Granada & Barcelona • breakfast daily • all fully escorted

Arrive in Madrid, enjoy welcome drinks and tapas, then take a day tour of Madrid and Toledo. On your third day, spend some time discovering

tours • return private transfers • AVE express train: Madrid-Cordoba, Cordoba-Seville, national train Seville-Granada • domestic flight

more of Madrid, then take a fast train to Cordoba.

Granada-Barcelona • English-speaking guide(s)

On day four, tour wonderful Cordoba, visiting the Alcazar de los Reyes

Please note: Optional tours are not included.

Cristianos, the Great Mosque Cathedral of Cordoba and the city’s picturesque streets and squares before taking the train to Seville.

Day 5-9: Seville, Santa Cruz, Granada & Barcelona Spend a day in Seville, checking out the local monuments, then take a minibus tour to sights such as the University, Old Snuff Factory, Plaza of Spain and the Palace of San Telmo. Head to Santa Cruz, an ancient maze of narrow streets, then take a tour of the Royal Palace and finish with an afternoon cruise on the Guadalquivir. The next day, take the train to Granada and finish the day with a show at the Temple of Flamenco.

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Madrid & Barcelona package

Bay of Biscay

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8 Days – Semi-Guided Package All the delicious wonders of Spain can be encapsulated in these two sensational cities – ornate Barcelona by the sea or hip and happening Madrid, a magnet that draws curious tourists inland.

Inclusions: 4 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast at America 4-star hotel or similar • private transfer in & out of Barcelona • Barcelona welcome pack • shared full day city tour with entrance fees in Barcelona • shared tour of Montserrat with entrance fees • dinner at Xup Xup restaurant, Asador de Aranda restaurant & Costa Gallega

Day 1-4: Madrid

restaurant • AVE train Barcelona-Madrid • private transfer in & out of

Fly in to Madrid for welcome tapas, then spend the next day enjoying

Madrid • Madrid welcome pack • 3 nights hotel accommodation with

a tour of Madrid’s most famous landmarks such as the Gran Via and

breakfast at Eurostars Plaza Mayor 4-star or similar • shared sightseeing

Paseo de la Castellana. The next day, you’ll travel to Toledo and explore

tour of Madrid • Toledo half-day tour • lunch at the La Capilla de la Bolsa

its spectacular sights and take a Damasquinado workshop. Return to

restaurant • Flamenco show & dinner at the Las Carboneras tablao

Madrid to spend the afternoon at leisure before dinner and a Flamenco

• English-speaking guide(s)

show that evening. Spend the fourth day discovering Madrid on your own terms, perhaps visiting museums like El Prado and Reina Sofia.

Please note: Optional tours are not included.

Day 5-8: Barcelona Travel by train to Barcelona. The following day, you’ll spend the day on a panoramic tour of this picturesque city, seeing places such as Plaza Catalunya, the Gothic Quarter and the Montjuic area, where you can ride a cable car for stunning views. The tour also focuses on the whimsical, awe-inspiring architecture of Gaudi. The following day, you’ll travel through picturesque little villages to the majestic mountain of Montserrat and the amazing sights of the area. Spend the afternoon at leisure back in Barcelona before dinner in scenic Tibidabo, overlooking Barcelona. On your final day, enjoy a last Spanish breakfast before transferring to the airport for your return flight home.

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Barcelona is one of those cities that weave a heady spell in your imagination even before you get there. It has an inherent liveliness that blooms in the galleries, the side streets and boulevards, colourful parks, pretty beaches and teeming restaurants. Barcelona’s architecture is a whirlwind of modernism alongside the ornate swirls of a Gaudi building and the ancient, still-lived-in residences of the Gothic Quarter. During the day you can wander Las Ramblas for shopping and coffee, but when the sun goes down, bohemian Barcelona really wakes up.

Get inspired by... hilltop hikes. Behind the city you’ll find Collserola Hills, which are perfect for a day walk, bike ride or hike when you need a break from the city. the Gran Teatre del Liceu. Treat yourself to a performance at this grand dame of the theatre, with its plush red carpet and shimmering gold leaf. football fever. Catch a game at Camp Nou, home of FC Barcelona, or check out the multimedia displays at the on-site museum. the Museu Picasso. While the collection focuses on Pablo Picasso’s earlier works, this museum is a charming complex of medieval stone mansions and picturesque courtyards.

Did you know...? Even though construction on the renowned Sagrada Família began in 1882, it is still years from completion!

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Hotel Arts Barcelona This modern architectural gem offers stunning views over the

while Frank’s is a relaxed evening meeting place. Sleek, contemporary

Mediterranean and Barcelona city.

rooms feature modern amenities and spectacular Mediterranean views.

Designed by architect Bruce Graham, this iconic waterfront hotel is a

Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

soaring modern combination of blue glass and steel frames.

• fitness centre • salon

The interiors are elegant, luxurious and refined with outstanding facilities

Room facilities: 483 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning

such as the pool and terraced gardens, the oasis of calm at 43 The Spa

• minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour

and the fully equipped fitness centre. Eclectic dining options include the

room service

Michelin-starred Enoteca, modern tapas at Arola or poolside at Marina,

Mandarin Oriental Barcelona Mandarin Oriental enjoys an unrivalled setting in the heart of

dining venues, including the Michelin-starred Moments. Spacious and

Barcelona, the prestigious Passeig de Gràcia.

contemporary rooms and suites boast interiors by leading Spanish

Surrounded by the city’s finest shopping, dining and cultural venues

designer Patricia Urquiola.

and minutes from Las Ramblas, the hotel is ideally located. The spa is

Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • indoor & outdoor swimming

arguably the most serene space in the centre of Barcelona, where you

pools • spa • fitness centre

can rebalance the needs of your body, mind and soul.

Room facilities: 120 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning

Mandarin Oriental is also home to a branch of the renowned podiatrist

minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour

Bastien Gonzalez’ Pedi:Mani:Cure studio, and a fabulous range of

room service

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Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona has a 90-year history of excellence

of restaurants overseen by gastronomic advisor, chef Nandu Jubany,

in Barcelona.

including El Patio del Majestic and the casual La Dolce Vitae.

The recently fully refurbished hotel is well-located in the middle of

Elegant white rooms offer courtyard or city views.

Passeig de Gràcia close to Gaudi’s buildings, exclusive shopping venues

Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

and important historic tourist sites.

• fitness centre

There’s an open air swimming pool on the 10th floor with unbeatable

Room facilities: 275 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

views, and Majestic Fitness has been totally refurbished with recreational

• air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities

facilities including a spa and fitness centre. The hotel offers a range

• in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Le Méridien Barcelona Stay on the famous Las Ramblas, Barcelona’s iconic boulevard.

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre • sauna

Le Méridien Barcelona sits at the city’s artistic and commercial hub.

Room facilities: 231 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • docking

The rich artistic heritage represented by Barcelona’s museums, music

station • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities

and architecture will inspire your experience. Not to be missed in any

• in-room safe • 24-hour room service

exploration is the city’s MACBA, which guests can access with Le Méridien’s Unlock Art Program. Le Pop Cocktail Bar will stimulate your senses with an exciting blend of cocktails, music and vintage savoir vivre with a modern twist. Spacious rooms and suites are decorated with pieces inspired by Antoni Gaudi.

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W Barcelona Located on the beachfront along the famous Barceloneta

pool and sun-soaked terrace. Michelin-starred Chef Carlos Abellan

boardwalk.

heads up the Mediterranean dishes at Bravo24, while there’s beachfront

Where Miró meets the Mediterranean and medieval quarters showcase modernist masterpieces, W Barcelona is an avant-garde icon created by

Californian fusion cuisine to enjoy at SALT. Relax by the pool at Wet Bar, or in the classic W Lounge lobby bar.

the world-famous Ricardo Bofill, rising above the spectacular beachfront

Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness

like a giant sail.

centre • steam room • sauna

Inspired by the city’s artistry and exuberance, revel in the world-class

Room facilities: 473 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • docking station

restaurants, sleek Eclipse rooftop bar, vibrant W Living Room, swimming

• minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Meliá Barcelona Sarrià Meliá Barcelona Sarrià is a luxury city hotel with a strategic location in the heart of the city. The fully renovated hotel is only a few minutes from Avenida Diagonal,

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre • sauna Room facilities: 333 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

the Passeig de Gràcia and the Football Club Barcelona Camp Nou Stadium. Near the stops for the tourist bus, the hotel is also located in one of the city’s main cultural and entertainment districts. Meliá Barcelona Sarrià boasts fine dining at the Mediterranean-style Uno, or 150 types of cheese at Cheese Bar Poncelet. Modern, well-designed rooms and suites offer comfortable living.

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Hotel Casa Fuster Hotel Casa Fuster is the most characteristic of the properties from this local chain of hotels. Located in the heart of the city, on Passeig de Gràcia, this genuine gem designed by the Catalan architect Lluís Domenech i Montaner symbolises the spirit of modernism. The splendid Hotel Casa Fuster features well-appointed rooms in warm tones and the Mediterranean cuisine at Galaxo restaurant. Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool Room facilities: 105 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Renaissance Barcelona Take in the views of the Barcelona skyline. The Renaissance Barcelona Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the city and just steps away from Passeig de Gràcia shopping district and Plaza Cataluña. Stunning views of the Barcelona skyline can be taken in at La Terrassa, the hotel’s sun-drenched terrace located on the 8th floor. Rooms and suites exude stylish comfort with city views. Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • fitness centre Room facilities: 211 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

NH Barcelona Calderón Stylish NH Barcelona Calderón is luxury in Barcelona’s La Rambla district. The NH Calderón hotel has restaurants, shopping, culture and more right at the doorstep. Diners can sample fresh Mediterranean delights at El Calderón restaurant, an avant-garde venue offering views of Ramblas de Catalunya, or satisfy their sweet tooth with one of the many dessert preparations. Stylish rooms and suites are modern and minimalist. Hotel facilities: restaurant • swimming pool • fitness centre • sauna Room facilities: 255 rooms • complimentary Wi-Fi • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Meliá Barcelona Sky One of Barcelona’s tallest buildings, this designer hotel offers spectacular views over the city and sea. Meliá Barcelona Sky features an outdoor swimming pool and a Michelin-starred restaurant. Located in the lively area of Poblenou, Meliá Barcelona Sky is just 200m from Poble Nou Metro Station, close to The Forum and the International Convention Centre. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • fitness centre Room facilities: 213 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona The Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona offers stunning views of the sea and the rising sun. The hotel is next to Diagonal Mar Shopping Centre and 400m from Nova Mar Bella Beach. It offers a seasonal outdoor pool, fitness centre and spacious contemporary rooms, designed with simplicity in mind and overlooking the sea or Barcelona’s skyline. Among the dining options is the Brisa Pool Bar & Terrace. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • sauna • fitness centre • airport shuttle Room facilities: 433 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

Citadines Ramblas Barcelona On Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas Boulevard, this apart’hotel is a home from home, ideal for families. Citadines Ramblas Barcelona has the perfect location to immerse yourself in Barcelona’s atmosphere, close to many of the city’s attractions, shopping streets and architectural gems. Spacious and well-designed studios and one-bedroom apartments feature fully-equipped kitchens and living areas with housekeeping available. Hotel facilities: restaurant • 24-hour reception Room facilities: 131 studios & apartments • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • fully-equipped kitchen

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Madrid

Spain’s capital is a big, bustling, beautiful city of cuisine and charisma. This city has an artistic and culinary pedigree to rival the world’s finest – you’ll find multiple galleries teeming with works of Spanish masters like Picasso, Dalí and Miró, and an innovative food scene that redrafts Spanish tradition. Spend a sunny day lounging in the sprawling, fountainstudded El Retiro park, or go hunting at the traditional Sunday market, El Rastro, before joining the locals at sunset, when cafes and live music infuse the air with that signature Madrid glamour.

Get inspired by... the Museo del Prado. This vast and impressive gallery, with its grand columns flanking the entrance, showcases Spain’s – and the whole of Europe’s – artistic history. Madrid from the sky. Ride the Teleférico de Madrid cable car – which has been operating since the late sixties – and get a bird’s-eye view of the city. flea-market shopping. The El Rastro market has been in operation since the 17th-century. It used to sell meat mainly, but now you can pick up paintings, clothes and thrift-store finds. a star-studded nightspot. The loungey Museo Chicote has been in operation since 1931 and has hosted Hemingway, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren and Frank Sinatra.

Did you know...? Madrid’s park, Casa de Campo, is five times bigger than New York's Central Park and includes a lake, fairground, zoo and a concert arena.

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Hotel Ritz, Madrid A baroque palace landmark at the heart of Madrid’s

Gardens is the perfect place for a delightful al fresco lunch or dinner.

‘Golden Triangle’.

Uniquely decorated rooms and suites feature period furniture,

Built in 1910 according to the wishes of King Alfonso XIII, the iconic Ritz Madrid building is located directly opposite the famous Prado Museum, within walking distance of the city’s major cultural, business, shopping and dining venues. The Goya Restaurant serves gourmet Spanish delicacies prepared with

hand-woven carpets and generous-sized marble bathrooms. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre • sauna Room facilities: 167 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

the finest seasonal ingredients. During warmer months the Terrace and

The Westin Palace Madrid Topped by an enormous stained glass dome, the regal building has

With signature Heavenly beds and restful décor, Westin’s rooms and

been a centre of Spanish society for more than 100 years.

suites will ensure a good night’s sleep.

Located in the cultural and financial heart of Madrid, the Westin Palace

Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • fitness centre

Madrid provides guests with a luxurious stay. Commissioned by King Alfonso XIII in 1912, the newly restored Westin

Room facilities: 467 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Palace Madrid boasts meeting rooms, restaurants, bars, shops and fitness centre overlooking the city. La Rotonda restaurant serves a grand buffet lunch and the Bar offers beverages in an English-club atmosphere.

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Villa Magna Madrid Villa Magna is surrounded by aristocratic palaces and designer

dining options present some of Madrid’s most exceptional gastronomic

boutiques in the most fashionable part of Madrid.

experiences. The elegant Magnum Bar is the perfect place to enjoy

This luxurious hotel perfectly blends a classic style with contemporary facilities, making it a truly unique destination in the Spanish capital. Rooms and suites are luxurious retreats with soft beds, double-glazed windows, contemporary styling and high-speed internet. The Club Wellness By Kiara Kare offers a range of beauty and spa

exquisite beverages. Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre • sauna Room facilities: 150 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

treatments while the fitness centre is well-equipped. The hotel’s

Gran Meliá Fenix Overlooking Plaza de Colón, the hotel Gran Meliá Fenix places you

Restaurant CARAY and the renowned bar by Javier de las Muelas.

in the heart of the Spanish capital.

Luxury rooms boast artworks, feature walls and courtyard or city views.

The hotel is just steps from boutiques of Salamanca District, the Retiro

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & bars • spa • 24-hour fitness centre

Gardens, the three world-famous museums on the Paseo del Arte and the iconic Gran Via. Guests can enjoy access to the 24-hour fitness Centre and the authenticity of exclusive massages and treatments inspired by the ancient recipes of Southeast Asia. Dining is a pleasure at the signature

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Meliá Madrid Princesa The Meliá Madrid Princesa Hotel is a luxury emblem of Madrid.

Outward-facing rooms are contemporary in design with king-sized beds.

With elegant interior design and cutting edge flair, the fully renovated

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • fitness

hotel is perfect option for families and leisure travellers thanks to its

centre • sauna • Turkish hammam

comfortable facilities, and the superb quality of its services. The hotel is located in one of the most elegant and fashionable

Room facilities: 274 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

areas of Madrid, just a few metres from the famous Plaza Espana, the Royal Palace and the Plaza Mayor. The hotel’s UNO comprises a slick restaurant, tapas bar and lounge bar in a single space.

InterContinental Madrid An impressive landmark in the exclusive Paseo de la

lunches and dinners. Bar 49 provides guests with a chic yet comfortable

Castellana district.

atmosphere, serving speciality cocktails, local beverages, and tapas.

The InterContinental Madrid is an 18th-century palace with a luxurious

Classically-styled rooms have marble bathrooms and marble amenities.

and sophisticated ambience.

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • fitness centre • sauna

Situated amid the city’s cultural and business district, the hotel is just

Room facilities: 302 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged)

minutes from popular tourist attractions such as the Prado Museum,

• air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities

the Real Madrid Stadium and the Serrano shopping street. El Jardin

• in-room safe • 24-hour room service

restaurant offers a sumptuous breakfast buffet and traditional Spanish

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Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol has long been a magnet for tourists looking for a relaxing beachresort holiday on the Spanish coast. It encompasses an epic 150km stretch of Málaga province coastline, and visitors flock to its various beaches and coves, outdoor restaurants and exciting nightlife, so start exploring east and west and find the area that suits you best. There’s more to the Costa del Sol than catching some rays. There are multiple golf courses to play – many in very picturesque mountain locations – and there’s a lot of outdoor adventure activities in the region, including options for hiking and horse-riding. For a culture fix, head to Málaga City for excellent museums and restaurants.

Get inspired by... pretty old towns. Take a break from the beach and explore the old towns like Casco Antiguo, with its pretty little streets, white houses and cute cafes. the art museums. Get a dose of great art at Museo Ralli, a private art museum showcasing Latin American and European artists, including Dali, Miró and Chagall. butterfly wings. Head to the Mariposario de Benalmádena, a butterfly park with 1500 of the gorgeous, colourful creatures. underground treasures. Explore the Nerja Caves, a 5km-long system of caves and caverns, including the world’s largest stalagmite!

Did you know...? The highly exclusive port and residential area of Sotogrande has some of Europe’s most expensive homes, from traditional Andalucian houses to mid-century masterpieces.

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Meliá Marbella Banus Located in the exclusive Golden Mile area of Puerto Banús. Opposite the beach and close to some of the most select shopping and leisure facilities in Europe, the Meliá Marbella Banús Hotel is the perfect choice thanks to its excellent location, full range of facilities and buffet restaurants, and the quality of its services. Well-equipped rooms have terraces with sea or mountain views. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • 3 swimming pools • fitness centre • sauna • Turkish hammam • tennis court Room facilities: 200 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Villa Padierna Palace Hotel, Marbella Recreating the magic of Tuscany in the heart of Costa del Sol. Villa Padierna Palace Hotel is just a few minutes away from Puerto Banus and offers guests the experience of a lifetime with a spa, Roman Amphitheatre, indoor pool, fitness centre and three 18-hole golf courses. Guests can relax at an English-style bar or beachside cafe with access to a private beach. Rooms are spacious and elegant with mountain or golf course views. Hotel facilities: 6 restaurant & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre • golf courses • tennis courts Room facilities: 139 rooms, suites & villas • complimentary Wi-Fi • minibar • 24-hour room service

Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa, Marbella Beachfront Don Carlos Resort is surrounded by tropical gardens. On the best stretch of Marbella Beach, discover the exclusive services and facilities that Don Carlos Resort Leisure Resort & Spa has to offer. First-class recreational facilities include swimming pools, spa, beach club and more. Enjoy varied dining, including Thai at Ombu, Andalusian at Bahia, or poolside on the terrace. Rooms are modern, large and luxurious. Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • 4 swimming pools • spa • fitness centre • salon • tennis courts • basketball court Room facilities: 243 rooms, suites & villas • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Gran Meliá Colón, Seville The Gran Meliá Colón enjoys a privileged location in the heart of Seville. Chosen by generations of bullfighters and important personalities from around the globe, Gran Meliá Colón is considered to be one of the city’s major landmarks, offering a striking combination of art, culture and style. Decorated with Spanish artworks, the refined, outward facing rooms and suites offers fine views of Seville. Guests can savour the finest Andalusian cuisine and tapas at El Burladero, El Tendido and Majestic restaurants. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre • Turkish hammam • sauna Room facilities: 189 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Alfonso XIII Hotel, Seville One of Spain’s most prestigious hotels, Hotel Alfonso XIII is located next to Seville’s Real Alcazares. Since its inauguration in 1929, the Hotel Alfonso XIII has been the preferred rendezvous for residents of Seville and international travellers. The grand hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and a leafy garden courtyard with fountain and the excellent San Fernando restaurant. Elegant rooms are divided into Andaluz, Moorish and Castellan styles, all with city or garden views. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • sauna Room facilities: 151 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Ibiza Gran Hotel, Ibiza Experience luxury on Ibiza island. The essence of the Mediterranean is captured in the Ibiza Gran suites with exceptional views, spa, restaurants and swimming pools. The hotel is centrally located next to the maritime promenade, a stone’s throw from the city, Marina Botafoch and Ibiza’s renowned nightlife. Music, art and sushi combine at the hotel’s La Gaia restaurant or enjoy international cuisine at Costa Mara. Artistically designed suites are spacious with fine views. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • tennis court Room facilities: 157 suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Portugal If you’re looking for a sun-drenched medley of charms, Portugal can tick any number of boxes. For history buffs, there are all manner of UNESCO sites, clifftop castles and quaint villages still operating on a refreshingly simple scale. For explorers, there are the golden beaches of the Algarve and treks in the Serra da Estrela, and for culture lovers there are vibrant cities with tiled cafes, local music and festivals. Portugal is truly scenic, with fishing villages and incredible coastline offering sensational surfing on the water and soul-stirring hikes on land. This natural bounty makes its way easily onto Portugal’s table, where its fabled cuisine showcases effervescent local produce and seafood.

Get inspired by... Lisbon’s sun-yellow trams. Lisbon is laidback, charismatic and embellished with pretty detail, the bright yellow trams add a sweet flash of colour to the streets. the sound of fado. This melancholy style of song is native to Portugal. Head to the bars of Bairro Alto in Lisbon to hear it. a day in Sintra. This magical spot looks like it’s been torn from a story book, with a UNESCO-listed city centre of pastel-coloured buildings arcing around the base of a lush green mountain. the Algarve. This tourism hotspot is a bounty of beautiful beaches, cliffs and seaside resorts, while inland you’ll find cute old villages and a quieter natural beauty. pastéis de nata. Peruse Portugal’s traditional bakeries, choose a favourite and get to know the classic pastéis de nata – Portugal’s famous custard tart.

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3 Days – Fully-Guided Tour This compact tour of Lisbon and its surrounds – Sintra, Cascais, Estoril and Belém – may only take two nights but it’s full of some of Portugal’s travel jewels, with history, landmarks, landscapes

or the Bairro Alto, Lisbon’s bohemian quarter.

Day 3: Lisbon It’s farewell to captivating Lisbon. Your tour ends with a convenient

and superb food all getting a good serve of attention.

transfer to the airport for departure.

Day 1: Lisbon & Belém

Inclusions: 2 nights accommodation in Lisbon in a 4-star hotel

You’ll arrive with plenty of time to start a half-day afternoon tour of Lisbon. You’ll stop by Belém, a fascinating historical town, to visit the famous Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery, as well as try the famous Pastéis de Belém, that famously flaky Portuguese custard tart. End your first day with your choice of either dinner at the hotel or an Indian restaurant, or perhaps a fado and dinner show (cost additional).

Day 2: Sintra, Cascais & Estoril On your second day, you’ll take a day tour of picturesque Sintra, Cascais and Estoril. Sintra is a spectacular, UNESCO heritage-listed enclave of castles and 19th-century Romantic architecture, sitting at the base of the forested Sintra Mountains. Head to Cascais for a lovely lunch of fresh local seafood (cost additional). Here, you’ll be at the most western point of Europe, where the coastal views are truly spectacular. On the return journey to Lisbon, you’ll see Estoril Casino, Europe’s largest casino, and be back in time for dinner at the hotel or at an Indian restaurant (cost additional).

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• breakfast daily • half-day tour of Lisbon • full-day tour of Sintra, Cascais & Estoril • transfers to/from airport • English-speaking guide(s)


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9 Days – Fully-Guided Tour Porto and Lisbon are two of Portugal’s tourist magnets: Lisbon, with its charismatic streets full of fado music and old-school bakeries, and Porto, a lovely port city known for its UNESCO-

and taking a half-day guided walking tour of the historical downtown area. On day eight, you’ll go for a visit to Alentejo Wine Interpretation Center. Afterwards, you’ll catch the train back to Lisbon for one last night before transferring to the airport the next day.

listed historic centre. This tour gives you an insight into both

Inclusions: 8 nights accommodation in 4-star hotels • breakfast daily

of these hotspots.

• return transfers throughout • tours included unless otherwise stated

Day 1-4: Porto, Duoro Valley & Lisbon

• English-speaking guide(s)

After a meet-and-greet with your tour representative on arrival, you’ll stay overnight in Porto, then spend the next day enjoying a full day cruise through the Douro Valley. The next day, you’ll take a half-day sightseeing tour, then you’ll get the afternoon to do as you please in this pretty port town. On day four, you’ll take a train ride ( just under three hours) to the colourful, stylish city of Lisbon.

Day 5-9: Lisbon, Sintra, Óbidos, Fátima & Évora On day five, you’ll take a full-day tour of Lisbon and nearby Sintra, an incredible UNESCO-listed town of regal Romantic architecture situated at the base of the Sintra Mountains. The next day includes a full-day tour of Óbidos and Fátima (including lunch), followed by a day travelling by train to Évora (90 minutes),

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Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon One of Lisbon’s premier luxury hotels provides a bird’s-eye view of

with modern amenities in the luxury spa, swimming pool and Turkish

the city’s stunning historic sites.

hammam, or retire to the superb Michelin-star Varanda Restaurant or

Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon is located in the heart of the city

Ritz Bar.

and makes the perfect starting point for exploring Lisbon’s unique

Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • swimming pool • spa • fitness

architecture and attractions.

centre • Turkish hammam

Inside the elegant 10-storey building, spacious interiors house

Room facilities: 282 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning

18th-century replica furnishings and an outstanding collection of

• minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

contemporary Portuguese tapestries. Guests can relax and indulge

Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade With elegant architecture in the heart of Lisbon, Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade is a luxury local landmark. Located in the lively Avenida da Liberdade, the Sofitel offers a supremely comfortable stay in the historic part of town. After exploring the historic Portuguese capital, make use of the hotel’s fitness centre, or simply relax in the AdLib restaurant, a fusion of French culinary know-how and Portuguese cuisine. Complete the evening with a nightcap at the Intra-Muros Bar.

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Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • fitness centre Room facilities: 163 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service


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DoubleTree by Hilton Lisbon - Fontana Park The contemporary DoubleTree by Hilton Lisbon – Fontana Park

golf courses and Lisbon Airport. Features include a stylish lounge bar and

enjoys a superb location in the heart of Lisbon.

outstanding restaurants.

With its unique décor, modern leisure amenities and warm hospitality,

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • fitness centre

this hotel will make you feel at home, even greeting you with a freshbaked cookie on arrival.

Room facilities: 139 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe

Set in the Saldanha area of Lisbon, this modern hotel is close to the historical city centre, tourist attractions, commercial and shopping areas, and offers easy access to stretches of sandy beaches, beautiful

Conrad Algarve Conrad Algarve overlooks the exclusive and naturally beautiful

Among Conrad’s varied dining experiences, Gusto by Heinz Beck is a

Quinta do Lago.

signature gourmet restaurant experience, while Louro specialises in

Located near the Atlantic Ocean and Ria Formosa Natural Park, with easy

Portuguese cuisine.

access to the unspoilt Algarve beaches, Conrad Algarve is luxury living on

Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • 5 swimming pools • spa

Portugal’s Algarve coast.

• fitness centre • tennis court

Many internationally famous golf courses, including Quinta do Lago Sul

Room facilities: 154 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

and Laranjal, are on your doorstep. This is an exclusive piece of paradise

• air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities

where global celebrities of music, sport and cinema come to stay and play.

• in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Greece There is something undeniably alluring about Greece and its islands. We think it might have something to do with the country’s magnificent history, more than 1400 islands dotted around the blue waters of the Aegean and Ionian Seas, and more than 300 days of guaranteed sunshine a year. The stone houses and ancient ruins of the mainland are picture-perfect, especially under cloudless blue skies, but it’s probably the islands’ white cubist architecture and gorgeous beaches that will exhaust your camera’s memory card.

Get inspired by... monumental marble. Visible from any corner of Athens, the Acropolis rises high and proud. Crowned by the Parthenon, it manifests the grandeur of the ancient Greek civilisation. history in a nutshell. You won’t find a better or more important collection of ancient Greek sculpture, jewellery and pottery than at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. a stay on Santorini. Newlyweds often choose this piece of island heaven for their honeymoon. And no wonder: its setting is breathtaking, perched on the cliffs of a volcanic caldera (crater). Greek gourmet. At the lively central market on Athinas Street, fish, meat and fresh fruit and vegetable vendors cater to the needs of Athenian shoppers. The restaurants in the meat market can’t be beaten. island-hopping. Select an island group (the Cyclades is a favourite), then set sail (on a ferry, or a private yacht), calling at various ports and secluded swimming spots.

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Athens package

4 Days – Self-Guided Package with Optional Tours

Day 3: Delphi or Argolis

History overflows from Athens, where the Acropolis stands

the ‘Omphalos’ (Navel of Earth). The Argolis Peninsula, which separates

sentinel, visible from almost everywhere in this bustling, lively

the Saronic and Argolic Gulfs, is a veritable treasure trove for archaeology

city. See its columns gleam white in the midday sun, then become

buffs and history lovers.

floodlit at night. Below this monument, a treasure-filled city

Day 4: Athens

unfolds, full of food, monuments, tradition and culture.

Day 1: ‘Athens by Night’ tour, Acropolis & Plaka Take an optional ‘Athens by Night’ tour, which includes a panoramic drive through the city centre and viewing of the illuminated Acropolis. A walk through the narrow picturesque streets of Plaka, the old city, brings you at a typical Greek tavern for dinner accompanied by live music and Greek folk dances.

Day 2: Constitution Square (Syntagma), House of Parliament, Presidential Palace, Acropolis & Parthenon On an optional half-day Athens city tour, expert guides take you to various sights, including Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament and the Presidential Palace (including the photogenic presidential guard in traditional garb). At the Acropolis, visit the architectural masterpieces of the golden age of Athens. The crown jewel here, the Parthenon, is unsurpassed in grace and harmony.

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Today offers an optional full-day tour to either Delphi or Argolis. Delphi was known as the prestigious centre of the Ancient World –

After breakfast, you’re picked up and transferred to the airport for your departure flight. Inclusions: 4 nights accommodation in 4- or 5-star hotels in Athens • breakfast daily • all fully escorted tours • private transfers between airport & hotel • English speaking guide(s) Please note: Optional tours are not included.


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7 Days – Self-Guided Package with Optional Tours

Day 5: Kalambaka & Meteora

Be wowed by the astounding history and dramatic landscapes

Day 6: Meteora & Athens

of Greece, home of the ancient gods. It’s easy to understand how myths and legends grew up around sites like Olympia, Delphi and Meteora. But it’s not all reflections on the past – Greece’s present and future are just as intriguing.

Day 1: ‘Athens by Night’ tour & the Acropolis Take an optional ‘Athens by Night’ tour, which includes a panoramic drive through the city centre and viewing of the illuminated Acropolis, plus dinner and live music at a typical Greek tavern.

Day 2: Acropolis & Parthenon Free day or optional half-day Athens city tour, with expert guides taking you to various sights including the Acropolis and Parthenon.

Day 3: Olympia

Tour Delphi’s ancient monuments before departing for Kalambaka, a small town at the foot of the astonishing rock complex of Meteora.

Explore Meteora, where ageless monasteries perch on top of huge rock pinnacles. Admire their exquisite Byzantine art collections before returning to Athens.

Day 7: Athens After breakfast, you’re picked up and transferred to the airport for your departure flight. Inclusions: 6 nights accommodation in 4- or 5-star hotels in Athens, Olympia, Delphi & Meteora • breakfast daily • half board outside Athens • all fully escorted tours • private transfers between airport & hotel • English speaking guide(s) Please note: Optional tours are not included.

Tour archaeological sites en route to Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games.

Day 4: Delphi Visit the World Heritage site of Ancient Olympia - the ancient stadium, sanctuary of Olympian Zeus and the archaeological museum – then continue to Delphi.

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Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens Hotel Grande Bretagne offers an unrivalled perspective of Athens’

with classic décor and enchanting views of the courtyard and panoramic

mythical history.

scenes of Athens’ timeless landmarks.

With breathtaking views of the fabled Acropolis, regal Syntagma Square

Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • swimming pool • spa • fitness

and the Parliament, or the original Olympic Stadium, this landmark

centre • sauna

hotel has been around since 1874. Escape to the GB Spa Athens or the Roof Garden Restaurant & Bar, with views of the setting sun beyond the imposing Acropolis. Interiors pay homage to celebrated Greek culture,

Room facilities: 320 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service • butler service

King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens The King George epitomises boutique luxury in central Athens. Dating back to 1930, the King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is an inspiring and gracious venue, perfectly situated for experiencing the best of Athens. The Acropolis, Agora, Plaka and Thission are nearby, as are upmarket boutiques, world-renowned museums, and the city’s vibrant business district. Rooms and suites are stylish, with the finest natural hard wood floors. The Penthouse Suite, with private outdoor pool overlooking the

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InterContinental Athenaeum Athens In view of the famed Parthenon, the Athenaeum brings the history

where the focus is on coffee and chocolate, while Bistrot Vienna serves

of Athens to your doorstep.

creative Greek cuisine in a contemporary setting.

The InterContinental Athenaeum Athens boasts a central location and

Hotel facilities: 7 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

some of the largest guestrooms in the city. Take in the magnificence of

• fitness centre • sauna • Turkish hammam

the Acropolis from the renowned rooftop restaurant Première or relax at Cafezoe, an artfully landscaped restaurant designed by Toni Chi. Relaxation comes in the form of the I-Spa, the outdoor pool and the

Room facilities: 543 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

24-hour fitness centre. Café Vienna is a cosmopolitan meeting place

Hilton Athens The Hilton Athens is more than a hotel; it’s a modern-day icon of

The rooftop Galaxy Bar has become the hotspot in the city for beverages

Greece’s capital.

with the Acropolis and the whole of Athens as the backdrop. Indulge in

Pull open the patio doors to enjoy unforgettable views of Mount Lycabettus from the spacious private balcony. Savour fresh seafood from

the Hiltonia Spa, swim laps in the outdoor pool or just relax with a drink at the poolside Oasis Bar & Grill.

the Aegean Sea at Milos, or select Greek specialities and international

Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • 2 swimming pools • spa

cuisine to accompany coffees and cigars from the humidor at the

• fitness centre • sauna

Byzantino Restaurant.

Room facilities: 506 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Cyprus When you think of Cyprus you might conjure images of golden sand beaches, idyllic rocky outcrops and azure waters. Whilst Cyprus certainly has these scenes in abundance, you’ll be surprised at its diversity of history and culture here. Craggy mountain ranges reveal medieval frescoed churches, luxury hotels rub shoulders with Roman amphitheatres, while the shadows of gods and kings can almost be seen in the setting sun. There’s so much more to this island than sand and tan lines.

Get inspired by... Tröodos Mountains. Travel inland to the home of Mount Olympus and visit the picturesque local mountain villages. Aphrodite’s sea. Visit Paphos for incredibly preserved Roman mosaics, a 2nd-century amphitheatre and the legendary site where Aphrodite rose from the sea. shipwreck scubadiving. Cyprus has fantastic options for scubadiving. One of the Europe’s premier wreck dives is the Zenobia in Larnaca Harbour here. a Roman gymnasium. Explore the fully-restored Roman gym and amphitheatre at Salamis. St. Hilarion Castle. Walk through the fairy-tale ruins of St. Hilarion Castle, and try to find the secret internal garden.

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Elysium Cyprus, Paphos Byzantine-era architecture, palatial style and uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean. The Elysium Cyprus in Paphos is a blend of local stone, marble and timber, warm muted colours and decorative features such as mosaics, arches and columns. Dining is a key element of the Elysium experience with a choice of eight restaurants offering delicious gourmet menus and appetising healthy options. The irresistible free-form outdoor pool is the focal point of the hotel’s gardens and has been imaginatively designed. Hotel facilities: 8 restaurants & lounges • 3 swimming pools • spa • fitness centre • 2 tennis courts • scuba diving courses Room facilities: 250 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Aphrodite Hills Resort, Paphos The Aphrodite Hills boasts an enviable position overlooking Cyprus’ legendary Petra tou Romiou – Aphrodite’s Rock. Stylish rooms and suites are finished to an exacting high standard with a choice of sea view, garden view or pool view accommodation. The resort is beautifully equipped with restaurants, a fabulous swimming pool and an 18-hole championship golf course. Resort dining includes tandoori at the Gate to India and the traditional Greek Cypriot Pithari. Hotel facilities: 7 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • golf course Room facilities: 290 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Four Seasons Hotel, Limassol The prestigious Four Seasons Hotel lies on a sandy beach east of Limassol. The Four Seasons Hotel is conveniently located midway between the airports of Larnaca and Pafos. Two outdoor freshwater swimming pools, indoor pool, sauna, floodlit tennis courts, giant outdoor chess, fully equipped gym and PADI-approved diving school contribute to the active nature of this luxury hotel. The signature restaurant here is Vivaldi Fine Italian, but you can also enjoy international fare at several cafes and lounges. Hotel facilities: 8 restaurants & lounges • 3 swimming pools • spa • fitness centre • sauna • 2 tennis courts • diving school Room facilities: 304 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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The Golden Bay Beach Hotel, Larnaca Overlooking a sandy beach, the hotel’s balcony rooms offer beautiful views over the Mediterranean. At the edge of Larnaca’s tourist area, The Golden Bay Beach Hotel is a 15-minute drive from the town centre and from Larnaca International Airport. The Golden Leisure Club offers a variety of relaxation and beauty treatments and guests can savour fine French, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine across four restaurants. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • 2 swimming pools • spa • fitness centre • tennis court • salon Room facilities: 193 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Adams Beach Hotel, Nissi Bay Adams Beach Hotel is serenely located on white-sand Nissi Bay. Located 2.5km from the centre of Ayia Napa, with its lively nightlife, family activities, fun fair and local festivals, Adams is perfectly placed for leisure travellers and families. Aside from the many nearby cultural attractions, the hotel has fine dining, swimming pools, a spa and tennis courts. Hotel facilities: 10 restaurants & lounges • 2 swimming pools • spa • fitness centre • salon • tennis court • minigolf Room facilities: 376 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • 24-hour room service

Hilton Cyprus, Nicosia The Hilton Cyprus is the perfect luxury stay in Nicosia’s city centre. It’s easy to make the most of the Mediterranean climate as you cool off in the large outdoor pool or relax in the sun on your private balcony. The hotel’s wide choice of leisure facilities include a fully equipped fitness centre, a stunning outdoor pool, squash courts and tennis courts, as well as four lounges and restaurants. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • 2 swimming pools • spa • fitness centre • sauna • tennis courts • club lounge Room facilities: 294 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • minibar • tea & coffeemaking facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Czech Republic In the Central European heartland lies one of the continent’s superstars: the exquisite city of Prague. Here, a majestic castle looms overhead, striking bridges bear witness to a bygone era, and church steeples tower over a sea of red rooftops. Prague Castle has perched on a hilltop overlooking the Old Town since the 10th century; down below, cobblestones and courtyards lead to romantic cafes and artisan studios. Let yourself fall under Prague’s spell – but be sure to look further, too. Castles and chateaux, mountain slopes and cosy spa towns are trademarks of a country that effortlessly charms travellers.

Get inspired by... a fairytale capital. Prague’s headline acts deserve full credit: Charles Bridge is a must. Take in Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral, and a concert performance at the State Opera House. a bejewelled excursion. The treasure-filled Karlstejn Castle is a 14thcentury wonder used as a repository for crown jewels by Czech King Charles IV. rest and revitalisation. Visit famous spa cities Karlovy Vary and Marianske Lazne to taste the local mineral water from natural springs, and enjoy various blissful spa treatments. imperial touring. Prague is fantastic as part of a trip covering European ‘imperial’ cities such as Vienna in Austria and Budapest in Hungary. All offer cultural and architectural splendour. souvenir shopping. In Prague, Wenceslas Square and Na Prikope street are prime spots for retail indulgence. Great souvenirs include Bohemian crystal and deep-red Bohemian garnets.

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Discover the Czech Republic package

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8 Days – Package with Day Tours From your base in picture-perfect Prague, spend a week exploring the rich highlights of the Czech Republic via various day tours. Travel to medieval towns, spa centres, castles and scenic

Day 5: Český Krumlov A full-day tour travels to Český Krumlov, a pearl of Renaissance architecture. The town is home to 300 historic houses and a magnificent castle.

countryside, returning each evening to bask in the capital’s glow,

Day 6: Kutna Hora

surrounded by historic monuments and cobblestoned charm.

A half-day tour heads to Kutna Hora, once famous for its silver mines.

Day 1: Prague Arrival in Prague. Guests will be met upon arrival at Prague airport and transferred to their hotel.

Day 2: Prague

It retains its medieval character and is UNESCO-listed. On request, you can visit the Sedlec Ossuary, or ‘bone church’.

Day 7: Prague Day at leisure.

A half-day Grand City sightseeing bus tour provides a background to

Day 8: Prague

the capital’s heritage and evocative monuments. Guests then enjoy

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for departure.

Prague by Night, a romantic river cruise that includes a buffet dinner.

Inclusions: 7 nights at a 4- or 5-star Prague hotel • breakfast daily

Day 3: Karlovy Vary

• return private transfers between airport & hotel • all half- & full-day

A full-day tour visits Karlovy Vary, the world-famous spa town also

tours, as outlined in the itinerary • English-speaking guide(s)

known as Carlsbad. It lies in a picturesque forested valley and is famous for its 12 thermal springs.

Day 4: Karlstejn Castle A half-day tour takes in the majestic Karlstejn Castle, built in the 14th century by the Czech King and Roman Emperor, Charles IV.

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8 Days – Package with Day Tours Spend a week mixing city treats with country retreats. Enjoy the sights of the magnificent Czech capital (some say Prague’s beauty rivals that of Paris), then head to the Bohemian countryside to unwind and rejuvenate in the famous spa town of Karlovy Vary.

Day 1: Prague Arrival in Prague. Guests will be met upon arrival at Prague airport and transferred to their hotel.

Day 2: Prague The morning is spent on a half-day Grand City sightseeing bus tour, providing background to the capital’s heritage and evocative monuments.

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Day 6-7: Grand Hotel Pupp Guests enjoy a two-day wellness package at the Grand Hotel Pupp, a five-star hotel dating from 1701. The package includes a welcome wellness gift, two treatments daily in the Pupp Royal Spa, entry to the fitness centre and wellness centre with pool and saunas.

Day 8: Karlovy Vary & Prague After breakfast, transfer from Karlovy Vary to the airport in Prague for departure. Inclusions: 4 nights at a 5-star Prague hotel • breakfast daily • 3 nights at Karlovy Vary hotel • breakfast daily • wellness package • private transfers between airport & hotel in Prague, & Karlovy Vary to Prague airport • Prague Grand City Tour • English-speaking guide(s)

Day 3-4: Prague Days at leisure in Prague.

Day 5: Karlovy Vary After breakfast, guests are transferred to Karlovy Vary, 150km from Prague. Karlovy Vary is the renowned spa city also known as Carlsbad; it lies in a picturesque forested valley and is famous for its 12 thermal springs.

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The Mark Luxury Hotel Prague In a former baroque palace, The Mark Hotel Prague creates an aura

terrace offers the perfect setting for enjoying a memorable meal.

of historic luxury.

Take advantage of the hotel’s free bike rental to explore the city or

The Mark artfully blends classical design with modern art, technology

relax in one of the hotel’s stunning guestrooms with private balcony.

and luxury features. The location is ideal for leisure and entertainment,

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre

within walking distance of Prague’s key attractions and high-end

• complimentary bike rental • concierge services

designer shopping.

Room facilities: 75 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

Design elements incorporate rich textures, fine furnishings and specially

• air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room

commissioned artwork. The hotel’s charming courtyard garden with

safe • 24-hour room service

Art Deco Imperial Hotel Century-old Art Deco Imperial boasts a long tradition in

kitchen of television celebrity chef, Zdenek Pohlreich. There’s a

historic Prague.

Turkish hammam, a fitness centre and stylish rooms and suites

Built on the site of a historic inn, the hotel combines three architectural styles – Art Deco, cubism and Art Nouveau – with breathtaking ceramic wall tiling, mosaic ceilings and large street windows. Its on-site restaurant, the famous Café Imperial, has been a legendary ‘Grand Cafe House’ for the past century, frequented by eminent guests like the writer Franz Kafka. It is still renowned for traditional Czech cuisine with a modern twist, as well as international dishes and is currently the home

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Prague Marriott Hotel The Prague Marriott evokes classic European charm with elegant

international wines. For a relaxed meeting with friends, Espressamente

accommodations.

Illy coffee shop offers 20 varieties of authentic Italian coffee.

Centrally located in one of Europe’s most enchanting cities, the Prague

Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • swimming pool • spa

Marriott Hotel is just steps from Old Town Square and all of Prague’s

• whirlpool • fitness centre • sauna

major attractions. Recreational facilities at the hotel include a swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool and well equipped gym.

Room facilities: 293 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

The Midtown Grill restaurant offers some of the best steaks in Prague, as well as international and local cuisine and the finest Czech and

Hilton Prague Old Town This wonderful Art Deco Old Town hotel combines luxury

Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • swimming pool • spa

with location.

• fitness centre

The Hilton Prague Old Town is located in the centre of Prague’s finest

Room facilities: 303 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning

attractions, allowing guests to easily explore the surrounding area

• minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

including Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square and Charles Bridge. Right outside the hotel guests can enjoy easy access to public transport and the central train station. European cuisine is given an Asian twist at the contemporary Zinc Restaurant, but don’t forget to refresh with a swim in the pool or a workout at the fitness centre.

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Russia The sheer size of the country is the first of Russia’s many wonders, which include cinematic landscapes and cultural treasures, including a famed ballet company and literary heavyweights. The legends are manifold, the attractions as diverse as a colourful multi-domed cathedral, a multiday train journey across Siberia or a night of unparalleled balletic artistry. Moscow and St. Petersburg are the twin glories – countless gilt-edged treasures lie within their city limits, but don’t overlook the chance to lose yourself in the fabled countryside.

Get inspired by... the rolling rails. There’s something magical about boarding the Trans-Siberian Railway for a week, and travelling more than 9000km from Moscow to the heart of Asia. music and dance. The Bolshoi is one of the world’s greatest theatres, and an evening at the Bolshoi (opera or ballet) is an essential part of a Moscow visit. the ‘Venice of the North’. St. Petersburg is breathtaking, full of baroque architecture and intertwining canals. Icing on the cake is the legendary State Hermitage Museum. Siberian lakes. Ancient Lake Baikal is the deepest lake on Earth, and its shores are a year-round tourist magnet: sunny and relaxing in summer, icy and frozen in winter. marvellous Moscow. The Kremlin is an ancient fortified complex that oozes history courtesy of the palaces, cathedrals and museums within its walls. For more Moscow marvels, ride the art-filled metro.

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Golden Ring tour Yaroslavl 1

Kostroma

Rostov Pereyaslavl-Zalessky Zagorsk

Suzdal 1 Vladimir

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Ukraine Coach

3 Days – Fully-Guided Tour This tour fills three days with visits to Russia’s oldest villages, bursting with golden church domes, religious treasures and storybook wooden cottages. There’s also a glimpse into proud cultural traditions: sample authentic food and drink, see handicrafts being made, and experience folkloric song and dance.

Day 1: Moscow, Vladimir & Suzdal On the first day travel from Moscow to the towns of Vladimir and Suzdal, which together comprise a World Heritage site entitled ‘White Monuments’. Most of the ancient structures here date from the 12th-century – they include churches, cathedrals, monasteries and citadels, plus ancient city gates. Break from sightseeing to taste medovukha, a honey-based drink similar to mead. There’s folkloric dancing and traditional Russian games, too.

Day 2: Kostroma & Yaroslavl Today’s destinations are Kostroma and Yaroslavl. A city tour of Kostroma takes in the main sights, including the market and the Volga River, plus local speciality tasting and traditional handicrafts. The Yaroslavl city tour includes the main sights of the city: the Spit where two rivers meet, and the fresco-adorned Church of the Prophet Elijah.

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Day 3: Rostov, Pereyaslavl-Zalessky & Zagorsk Today begins with a visit to the 13th-century Transfiguration Monastery. At Rostov-the-Great, there is a photo stop to view the Kremlin, a complex of palaces, churches and towers that dates from the late 17th century. Next is Pereyaslavl-Zalessky and a visit to a traditionally decorated Russian izba (wooden house) for tea and pancakes. On to Zagorsk, the spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church. The trip ends in the evening in Moscow. Inclusions: 2 nights accommodation in 4-star hotels in Suzdal & Yaroslavl • breakfast & dinner daily • fully escorted tours • English-speaking guide(s) Please note: Optional tours are not included.


Russia: Past & Present tour Finland

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6 Days – Fully-Guided Tour Within Russia’s vastness, St. Petersburg and Moscow are the must-see cities, home to priceless national treasures and top-shelf

and seat of Russian power. The tour includes the incredible Armory Chamber and a cathedral.

Day 5: Moscow

cultural pursuits. Prepare to be entranced by ancient fortresses,

A panoramic city tour takes in the rich highlights of the Russian capital.

dazzling palaces and onion-domed cathedrals – but you’ll also get

Day 6: Moscow

to experience the contemporary side of big-city Russia.

After a buffet breakfast, transfers are scheduled from the hotel to

Day 1: St. Petersburg

the airport.

Arrival in St. Petersburg – transfer from airport to the hotel.

Inclusions: 5 nights accommodation in 5-star hotels in central

Day 2: St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg & Moscow • breakfast daily • fully escorted tours

In the morning, you’ll take a city tour, including a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress, the city’s original citadel from the 18th-century. The afternoon is a tour of the exquisite artwork collection (one of the world’s finest) and the glorious architecture of the State

• return private transfers to & from the airport/hotel • Sapsan express train St. Petersburg to Moscow (one-way ticket in Economy class) • English-speaking guide(s) Please note: Optional tours are not included.

Hermitage Museum.

Day 3: Peterhof Today’s tour is to the grand estate of Peterhof, outside the city. This ‘Russian Versailles’ is home to a scenically sited grand palace, extensive gardens and famous fountains.

Day 4: Moscow After an early breakfast, take the morning high-speed ‘Sapsan’ train to Moscow, a journey of just under four hours. After transferring to the hotel, take a walking tour to the iconic Kremlin, the historic fortified complex

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Four Seasons Hotel Moscow A modern incarnation of the legendary hotel Moskva, Four Seasons

luxurious Four Seasons décor – including elements of the 1930s Russian

Hotel Moscow is historic, yet stylish and contemporary.

constructivist design of the original Hotel Moskva – in spaces that are

Enjoy a convenient location in the heart of Moscow’s historic district,

bright, airy and contemporary.

with views of the Kremlin, Red Square, and the colourful domes of

Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • indoor swimming pool • spa

St. Basil’s Cathedral.

• fitness centre • sauna • steam room • whirlpool

At the Four Seasons Moscow you can take advantage of exceptional

Room facilities: 180 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking

services and amenities, which include a luxurious spa, a well-equipped

station • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities

fitness centre with sauna and a pristine indoor pool. Relax amid

• in-room safe • 24-hour room service

The St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya The St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya is where aristocratic heritage

and many fine chocolate stores. Today, the St. Regis brand remains the

meets contemporary design.

highest expression of bespoke service and refined surrounds. The patio

A complex of historical buildings at an unrivalled location at the corner of Nikolskaya Street, Lubyanka Square, Maly Cherkassky Lane and Bolshoi

in the centre of the hotel is decorated in classic Italian style under the open sky.

Cherkassky Lane, the St. Regis offers superb views of downtown, the

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • fitness

Kremlin and Red Square.

centre • sauna • Turkish hammam

Formerly the residence of Count Orlov-Davydov, the hotel’s exclusive

Room facilities: 210 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

retail frontage was once known for the Koeller perfumery business

• air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service • butler service

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Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace, St. Petersburg Savour iconic St. Petersburg views from the luxury Four

Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • fitness

Seasons Hotel.

centre • spa • sauna • steam room

Live like Russian royalty in an authentic 19th-century palace, all

Room facilities: 183 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

painstakingly restored to its original 1820 beauty. The newly appointed

• docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making

luxury hotel interior reflects imperial Russian style while feeling fresh,

facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

light and contemporary. Rooms on the fifth floor of the hotel offer personal terraces with sweeping cathedral views, while all guests can access the finest dining, spa and fitness facilities in St. Petersburg.

Hotel Astoria St. Petersburg A city landmark since 1912, Hotel Astoria offers everything that’s

Indulge in rejuvenating therapies at one of two spas, then unwind in the

great about St. Petersburg.

sauna and Turkish hammam.

The Hotel Astoria St. Petersburg has played host to dancer, Isadora

Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre • sauna

Duncan, writer Mikhail Bulgakov and poet Sergei Yesenin. A list of

• Turkish hammam

illustrious guests is engraved in brass at reception. Located next to St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Hermitage is just around the corner.

Room facilities: 175 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

The Astoria Café serves French favourites with a Russian twist, while afternoon tea at the Rotonda Lounge is a St. Petersburg institution.

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Scandinavia

This vast region sits at the top of Europe, wooing travellers with vast wilderness, unique outdoor adventures and supercool cities. Urban life is full of impeccable design, cutting-edge architecture and restaurants serving acclaimed New Nordic cuisine. The great outdoors is never far away: epic fjord-riven coastlines, offshore archipelagos, forests full of hiking trails, and snowy expanses are all ripe for exploration.

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Get inspired by... Nordic food. Michelin stars are scattered throughout the capital cities. Noma in Copenhagen has been the world’s number-one restaurant in recent years. northern lights. Also known as the Aurora Borealis, these curtains of light appear unpredictably in clear dark skies in the far north during winter (October to April). fjord finery. Mother Nature should be especially proud of her handiwork on the Norwegian coast – take a cruise for spectacular fjord scenery. winter wonderlands. Temperatures may dip in winter but don’t be put off: skiing, snowmobile safaris and sled rides (pulled by huskies or reindeer) are all part of the cold-weather fun. design icons. Scandinavia is especially renowned for architects and clever designers – shopping for furniture, homewares and handcrafted souvenirs is a particular pleasure.


Engholm Husky Lodge package

Norwegian Sea Lakselv Engholm Husky Lodge 3

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4 Days – Package with Day Tours This winter break lets you experience northern Norway at its very best: a huge expanse of wilderness deep inside the Arctic Circle, where traditional Sami culture pervades every facet of life and the husky-driven dogsled is the only way to travel.

Inclusions: return flights to Lakselv, all airport taxes, transfer to/from Karasjok bus station to Engholm • 3 nights in ‘Buvri’ designer cabin • day trip with sled dogs • day trip with Sami to reindeer herd • meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 4 • winter clothing for the entire stay • English-speaking guide(s)

Day 1: Engholm Husky Lodge Fly to Lakselv via Oslo and Tromsø and take the bus to Karasjok, where you’ll be met and transferred to Engholm Husky Lodge. Lodge facilities include a wood-heated sauna, an outdoor hot tub and a turf-covered log house where guests gather around the fire on reindeer furs. In the evening you can join a snowshoe trek in search of the Northern Lights, or simply relax at the lodge after dinner.

Day 2: Husky safari Take a husky safari, where you get to drive your own team of huskies through the Arctic wilderness. Keep an eye out for moose, and enjoy lunch round an open fire.

Day 3: Sami Travel by snowmobile to a Sami settlement of reindeer herders, who make their living on these cold winter pastures. Spending the day with them gives a wonderful insight into Sami culture.

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Northern Lights in Lapland package

Norwegian Sea

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Finland Norway

5 Days – Package with Day Tours On this five-day winter-wonderland break in Finnish Lapland, your chance of seeing the magnificent Northern Lights is maximised. At night, you’ll head out to explore on snowshoes and snowmobiles, while daytime is the domain of husky and reindeer safaris.

Day 1: Kittilä & western Lapland

Day 4: Snowmobile safari You’ll have free time in the morning to go skiing on your own or try an optional excursion. Meet your snowmobile instructor in the afternoon for a classic Lapland activity: a snowmobile safari. Glide on snow and ice through forests draped with white and over deep frozen lakes.

Day 5: Kittilä & Helsinki Transfer to Kittilä airport after breakfast for your flight home via Helsinki.

Fly from Helsinki to Kittilä and transfer to Harriniva Hotel in western

Inclusions: 4 night accommodation at Harriniva Hotel • 4 breakfasts

Lapland. Harriniva is a cosy, pine-clad wilderness hotel that offers

& 4 dinners daily • evening saunas & activities • winter clothing

saunas, outdoor Jacuzzis, snow igloos and spa treatments, as well

for the entire stay • airport transfers from Kittilä to hotel

as its own farm of around 400 friendly huskies.

• English-speaking guide(s)

Day 2: Husky safari In the morning, enjoy free time to explore the local area. In the afternoon a guide will show you around the husky farm before leading you out on a thrilling two-hour husky safari.

Day 3: Northern Lights reindeer safari Spend the day at leisure and choose your own activities. Maybe try crosscountry skiing, or prepare lunch at the wilderness cooking school. In the evening enjoy a Northern Lights reindeer safari.

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USA The United States of America has an unmistakable global allure. And why wouldn’t it? The landscape is as spectacular as it is varied, there’s a thriving and diverse culture, and it knows how to make the good travel times roll. Experience the charismatic buzz of New York City or the lazy, laidback vibe of Memphis. Relax in the California sun or explore the theatrically moody outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. This really is the Wonderland of Travel.


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Get inspired by... the great outdoors. The sheer grandeur of the Grand Canyon, the skyscraping trees in Redwood National Park and the tropical Everglades wilderness. major sporting events. Catching a world-class football, baseball or basketball game, with cheers and theme tunes, is an iconic American experience. theatrical wonders. The Great White Way, Tinseltown – the US glitters with celebrities and Hollywood thrills, so grab some seats at the latest Broadway smash. classic road trips. Get behind the wheel and explore the West Coast with the Pacific Ocean for company, or arc up the East Coast from New York to Niagara. American cuisine. Food in the US is as big and as bold as its cities. Try classic New York diner fare, Texas barbecue, Southern fried chicken, LA food trucks and Seattle seafood.

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Sailing the seas - USA

For relaxing, stress-free travel, it’s hard to beat a cruise. Sailing the

and Canadian coasts, as well as the Panama Canal. Bucket-list itineraries

seas on a floating resort means exploring the world in comfort and

like Alaska and Hawaii, and scenic rivers (including the Mississippi),

style (and unpacking only once!), with the chance to do as much or

draw cruise passengers here from around the world. Florida has the

as little as you please. The United States is home port for most of the

most home ports, but New York City, Seattle, Galveston and other

cruise ships that sail in Caribbean waters, along the Mexican Riviera

coastal cities are also cruising hubs.

Costa Cruises

Silversea

Costa Cruises has been perfecting the art of cruising since 1948 –

Silversea’s small luxury ships are designed for those who delight in

and every year, more than one million travellers worldwide choose

the thrill of discovery while indulging mind and body in the most lavish

a Costa holiday.

surroundings imaginable. All accommodation is in spacious, ocean-view

With the largest fleet of vessels in Europe, this Italy-based cruise line offers you one of the best itinerary selections. Every one of Costa’s

Silversea voyages and cruise expeditions sail to over 800 destinations

16 ships is designed to combine comfort, entertainment and pleasure

on all seven continents, more than any other cruise line. Their intimate,

in unmistakable Italian style.

ultra-luxury ships can sail up narrow waterways into the heart of a city,

Cruise prices include so many of things that will make you happy: your cabin and related services, all meals at the restaurants and buffets, the fun activities and shows onboard (for adults and children).

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or tie up right at the pier while others must anchor offshore.


Costa Cruises 11 days – Bahamas, Jamaica, Mexico: Caribbean Explorations 2015/16 departures: 28 Dec 2015 • 7, 16, 26 Jan • 5, 15, 25 Feb • 6 Mar 2016 A Caribbean cruise is a dream vacation in any season: exotic views with vivid colours, exclusive islands, and unforgettable beaches. Come cruising with Costa Deliziosa and discover exotic destinations like the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Cayman Island, Honduras, Mexico and Jamaica. Costa Deliziosa features: • 1130 cabins • 106 suites with private balcony • 4 restaurants • theatre • disco • gym • sauna • pool • whirlpools • library • shops • children’s club

Itinerary

Port Everglades Nassau

Amber Cove

Cozumel Grand Cayman

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Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands)

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Cozumel (Mexico)

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Silversea 7 days – Vancouver to Seward, Alaska 2016 departures: from 26 May to 1 Sep From the modern city of Vancouver, sail on the Silver Shadow to the rugged environs of the Inside Passage and the awe-inspiring Hubbard Glacier. Whether breathing in the fresh air of a forest, watching a whale breach the ocean’s surface, or drifting through the waters of an Alaskan fjord, you’ll enjoy strikingly beautiful landscapes along the way.

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Silver Shadow features: • 194 suites • 4 restaurants • spa • library • salon • fitness centre • theatre

Hubbard Glacier

• swimming pool • whirlpool • shops • outdoor jogging track

Skagway Juneau

Itinerary

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Ketchikan

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Juneau, Alaska (USA)

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23:00

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Skagway, Alaska (USA)

08:00

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Sitka, Alaska (USA)

09:00

16:00

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Cruising Hubbard Glacier (USA)

07:00

11:00

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Seward, Alaska (USA)

07:00

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This cruise is also available sailing from Seward, Alaska to Vancouver.

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Western Impressions package San Francisco 2 Yosemite National Park 2 Bryce Canyon 1 Zion National Park 1 Hearst Castle 1 Death Valley

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Los Angeles 3

Grand Canyon Williams 1

Palm Springs 1 Self drive

15 days – Self-Guided Driving Package The best of the west is covered in this two-week self-drive package that journeys from sun-kissed coast to sun-baked desert. After Los Angeles glitz, Vegas kitsch and Palm Springs retro glamour, take it down a notch in glorious national parks like

San Francisco shines like a beacon – unwind, explore and eat superbly here, then hit the Pacific Highway to return to LA. En route south, enjoy the magnificent coastline and consider a stop-off at remarkable Hearst Castle.

Bryce Canyon and Yosemite, and unwind in colourful San Fran.

Inclusions: 14 nights’ accommodation in 3- or 4-star hotels in Los

Day 1-5: Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Williams & the Grand Canyon

Canyon, St. George/Springdale, Las Vegas, Visalia, El Portal, San Francisco

The star-filled glamour of Los Angeles extends to Palm Springs desert resort, a favourite playground for wealthy Californians. From here, the route continues to the town of Williams, a gateway for the glory of the Grand Canyon and the colourful vistas of Lake Powell.

Day 9-10: Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Las Vegas, Death Valley & Yosemite National Park Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks are full of incredible rock formations, hanging gardens and glorious sunset walking opportunities. Natural wonder gives way to the bright lights and luxury of Las Vegas, then it’s on through Death Valley towards the coast, with a stop at Yosemite, one of the world’s most spectacular national parks.

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Angeles, Palm Springs, Williams/Grand Canyon, Page/Lake Powell, Bryce & San Simeon/Pismo Beach • road book including day to day routings, sightseeing suggestions, area & city maps, driving & custom tips • all taxes & fees • up to two children under 12 years stay free when sharing with two paying adults Please note: Optional tours are not included.


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New York

There’s a reason New York is such a fabled city – the energy is palpable as soon as you land. Against a soundtrack of honking taxis, bustling streets and the clatter of steamy hot dog and pretzel carts, no city blends speed, style and spirit like New York. It’s a diverse and charismatic mix of theatre, from Broadway to out-of-the-way, restaurants of enduring charm next to the latest culinary hotspot, leafy enclaves and that unmistakable shimmering silver skyline. Streets segue from clean-cut financial districts to Chinatown chaos, from historic neighbourhoods to those famous shopping avenues.

Get inspired by... cycling through Central Park. Hire a bike and cycle the broad, winding paths – you might catch a free open-air concert here too. New York from the water. Take a cruise around Manhattan – you’ll be amazed how forest-green parts of it are! taking a day trip. Take a mini-break from the city and head to the medieval art enclave of the Cloisters, the retro fun of Coney Island and the beach vibes of Fire Island. immigrant history. Take a walking tour of the historic Lower East Side and discover the stories of the tenements and New York’s immigrants.

Did you know...? There’s a Whispering Gallery in the Grand Central Terminal: go with a friend, whisper into the archways diagonal to each other and hear your voices travel across the domed ceiling.

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New York Hotels

The Plaza Hotel New York A timeless urban property with a modern, contemporary spirit. Striking the fine balance between its storied past and limitless future,

white glove service, the Plaza is an extraordinary hotel that offers its guests every indulgence.

The Plaza is the ultimate New York City luxury lifestyle destination.

Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre • salon

Located at the corner of 5th Avenue and Central Park South, this high

• butler service • shops

end property was first opened in 1907 and features world-class shopping as well as health & wellness facilities.

Room facilities: 282 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • in-room iPad • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

The Plaza’s 102 suites boast the largest square footage of any luxury property in New York. From the sumptuous decor to the impeccable

The Pierre New York, a Taj Hotel The Pierre is the iconic US flagship of Taj Hotels on New York’s 5th

the new interiors. The Pierre’s signature restaurant is Siriio Ristorante,

Avenue, overlooking Central Park.

offering seasonal and contemporary Italian dishes, while the Two E

Re-opened following an impressive $100 million renovation and with a fabled Central Park location in Midtown Manhattan, historic The Pierre continues to set the standard for elegance and unrivalled hospitality. All guestrooms and suites have been transformed to feature a warm,

Bar/Lounge is the place for refined afternoon tea. Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre Room facilities: 189 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

inviting residential-style decor with a feeling of luxury. High ceilings and abundant natural light evoke a gracious, airy experience that enhances

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The Peninsula New York An oasis in the heart of Manhattan, the Peninsula offers guests a

restaurant Clement presents an energetic approach to regionally-

quintessential New York experience.

sourced cuisine, while Salon de Ning offers panoramic views of the

The Peninsula New York is ideally located on 5th Avenue and 55th Street,

shimmering Manhattan skyline.

in the heart of the city’s most prestigious shopping, entertainment and

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

cultural district.

• fitness centre • sauna

Elegant rooms and suites exude a sense of tranquillity and modernity

Room facilities: 235 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking

with crisp bed linen and marble bathrooms. Guests can relax with

station • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

a treatment in the Peninsula Spa or a lap of the pool. The signature

Langham Place New York, Fifth Avenue In the city’s most coveted district, this modern limestone tower

of-the-art equipment and personal trainers to help maximise

soars 57 storeys above Midtown Manhattan.

your workout. Afterwards, unwind with indulgent hydrotherapy,

Located between Bryant Park and the Empire State Building, the Langham Place embodies sharp metropolitan style with sleek, contemporary rooms, chic design, modern European cuisine, and an artisanal lounge.

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Baltic mud treatments, and other therapeutic regimens at The Spa at Langham Place. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre Room facilities: 214 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

For elegant fine dining, the Michelin-starred Al Fiori offers an Italian and

• air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities

French Riviera-inspired menu. The fitness centre is equipped with state-

• in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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The New York Palace With a nod to its illustrious past, The New York Palace has taken an

built in 1882, is recognised as a New York City landmark and gracefully

ambitious leap into the future.

blends with a contemporary 55-storey tower. The Madison Avenue

The legendary Palace has undergone a thorough transformation from

Courtyard provides a dramatic entry to the hotel’s grand lobby.

a historic Madison Avenue gem to Midtown’s premier modern hotel.

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre

Rooms seamlessly mix modern comfort with heritage charm and

• complimentary theatre shuttle • complimentary house car

tasteful décor. This is the perfect setting for relaxation and inspired stays, with unique

Room facilities: 909 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

dining venues such as Pomme Palais. The hotel’s famed Villard Mansion,

Viceroy New York Viceroy New York redefines Midtown by combining the pulse of the

Enjoy fine dining at street-level Kingside restaurant or Central Park views

city’s heart with the cosmopolitan spirit of Uptown.

from the rooftop lounge and terrace.

Guests can enjoy exceptional New York City views, superbly tailored

Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • 24-hour fitness centre

accommodations and distinctive service. Features like a state-of-the-art sound system are included in every room. Guests are also provided with a smartphone that includes the custom

Room facilities: 240 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Viceroy Connect app. An Illy coffee maker and Neil George toiletries are part of the package.

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JW Marriott Essex House New York This luxury Central Park hotel is a work of art. The JW Marriott Essex House New York hotel near Central Park has served as an iconic New York hotel since opening its doors in 1931. Elegant rooms feature marble bathrooms and many offer city views. Enjoy the locally-sourced menu at Southgate Bar & Restaurant, including shareable items and specialty beverages. A Beaux Arts-style Grand Salon replete with chandeliers, murals and private entrance creates an indulgent setting. Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • spa • fitness centre Room facilities: 511 rooms & suites • internet TV • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Trump International Hotel & Tower Central Park With impeccable style and service, Trump International exceeds expectations. Overlooking Central Park, this 52-storey hotel offers guests elegant, beautifully appointed rooms with luxurious amenities, fully-equipped kitchenettes and full-length windows with views of the Manhattan skyline. The Trump Spa and health club offer relaxation and rejuvenation, with yoga instruction and personal trainers on hand. Dining is a pleasure, from the signature Jean Georges to the casual Nougatine. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre • sauna Room facilities: 176 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • air-conditioning • kitchenette • minibar • in-room dining • 24-hour room service

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel The Sheraton at Times Square has stood proudly against the city skyline since 1962. On Seventh Avenue between 52nd and 53rd Streets, this iconic hotel draws travellers to its central Midtown location with renowned hospitality and a wide range of refurbished rooms and suites with comfortable beds and city views. A fully-equipped fitness centre allows guests to let off some steam, then unwind in the Lobby Lounge and Library Bar or take a seat at the in-house Hudson Market Bistro. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • fitness centre • sauna • club lounge Room facilities: 1755 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe

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Le Parker Meridien New York In the heart of the action on West 56th Street, with superb New York City views. Le Parker Meridien is just steps from Central Park, MOMA, Carnegie Hall, and 5th Avenue’s famous shops. Rooms are sophisticated in their simplicity, with stunning views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. Even better views await from the top-floor swimming pool and outdoor sundeck, and there’s a fully-equipped fitness centre. Dining is casual at Norma’s, Knave Café, or the Burger Joint. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre Room facilities: 731 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe

InterContinental New York Times Square The 36-storey InterContinental Times Square affords impressive views of the Hudson River and New York City skyline. Ideally located right on Times Square in the heart of Manhattan’s theatre, dining, fashion and business districts, this is the place to savour a pre-theatre menu at Ça Va Brasserie. Guest rooms are designed to evoke the feel of a chic Manhattan residence. Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • fitness centre Room facilities: 611 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe

W New York - Times Square A stone’s throw from the Times Square ball drop, W New York-Times Square welcomes you to the heart of the city. The W’s renowned hospitality and refinement are on show in the centre of Manhattan’s theatre and shopping districts. Savour the stylish spaces where vivid design and cutting-edge technology meet uniquely modern amenities and stunning skyline views. Discover exquisite cuisine at Blue Fin, then mix it up in the Living Room as the DJ’s beats pulse into the night. Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounge • fitness centre • shops Room facilities: 509 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Los Angeles

Park your preconceptions at the door – there’s more to Los Angeles than Hollywood starlets and the Sunset Strip. LA does an impressive line in secretly-celebrity-studded restaurants, hip bars and shopping that will turn your credit card to dust. It’s also rich in culture and natural beauty. Discover contemporary art galleries and concert halls, iconic modernist architecture, an amazing food scene (from the latest raw-food restaurants to fabulous food trucks), epic parks, and that unfathomably blue Pacific Ocean.

Get inspired by... the Getty Center. Sitting way up in the hills, it features an incredible art collection (including Van Gogh and Monet), contemporary architecture, rolling gardens and evening concerts. the greenery of Griffith Park. Swap the smog for a hike or a horseback ride through the enormous, verdant Griffith Park in Los Feliz. iconic dining destinations. LA boasts amazing, celebrity-studded restaurants. Try the contemporary fare at the legendary Chateau Marmont, with pretty garden dining available. the LA classics. Get into the tourist spirit with a wander down Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame, stopping at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre for old-time Hollywood thrills.

Did you know...? You can book a private tour in an open-topped vintage car for a leisurely drive right up into the Hollywood Hills and as close to the Hollywood sign as possible.

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The Peninsula Beverly Hills Luxury stay in the heart of Beverly Hills. A short walk from Rodeo Drive, The Peninsula features a full-service spa,

beverage in the club lounge. On South Santa Monica Boulevard, the hotel is close to Century City and Rodeo Drive shopping.

large rooftop outdoor pool and a modern gym with personal trainers

Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounge • swimming pool • spa

available. Spacious guest rooms come with flat-screen TV and marble

• fitness centre

bathrooms and complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

Room facilities: 194 rooms, suites & private villas • complimentary

Upon check-in guests can enjoy fresh fruit and a welcome beverage.

Wi-Fi • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe

Experience fine dining at the world-class Belvedere Restaurant, healthy

• 24-hour room service

organic food LA-style in the garden-like Roof Garden, or retire with a

Beverly Wilshire - Beverly Hills, a Four Seasons Hotel Relax in a private cabana by the Mediterranean-style pool at this

Guests can be pampered in the full-service spa with massage, facials,

landmark Beverly Hills resort.

and organic treatments. A fitness centre with state-of-the-art equipment

The hotel is close to all the Rodeo Drive shopping action and a short drive from Venice Beach. Rooms and suites in the connected Wilshire

is on site. Dine in style at Cut, offering a steak and seafood menu created by Wolfgang Puck. The Pool Bar and Café offers casual poolside dining.

and Beverly wings combine contemporary décor with an airy elegance

Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

and city views.

• fitness centre • 24-hour concierge • house car service Room facilities: 395 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Montage Beverly Hills Embraced on all sides by beauty and refinement, Montage Beverly

Spacious rooms and suites feature flat-screen satellite TV and

Hills is in the heart of the Golden Triangle.

DVD player.

Literally steps from the incomparable shopping and dining of Rodeo

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

and Canon Drives, this Beverly Hills hotel is a celebration of its

• fitness centre • salon • 24-hour concierge • valet parking

legendary setting. Dining is a pleasure at the Montage Beverly Hills, with the Rooftop Grill,

Room facilities: 201 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • air-conditioning • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Scarpetta Los Angeles, Macallan and Parq Bar. Indulge in the luxury spa or rooftop pool, and take the kids to Paintbox, a fun children’s programme.

SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills The last word in luxury, with unrivalled views across Beverly Hills. Ideally situated at the crossroads of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles,

journey to complete bliss.

the SLS Hotel is a landmark of sleek sophistication, with its stylish

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre

Philippe Starck-designed rooms and suites.

• complimentary house car

The private guest lobby is an intimate dining and lounge space, while the

Room facilities: 297 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking

Bazaar is a modern-day indoor piazza where guests and locals alike can

station • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe

enjoy José Andrés’ pioneering culinary creations. With unrivalled views across Beverly Hills, the exclusive Altitude pool deck sits handsomely on

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Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills A luxury spa, gourmet restaurant and elegant rooms are all part of

iPod docking station and work desk. All rooms have city views and floor-

the package at this luxury Beverly Hills hotel.

to-ceiling windows.

LeSpa at Hotel Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills boasts an outdoor

Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

pool, fully-equipped gym and a variety of face and body treatments,

• fitness centre

all in a prime location on the west side of Los Angeles, at the Beverly Centre, five minutes from Beverly Hills.

Room facilities: 295 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe

Drink and dine in the Estérel restaurant and Riviera 31 lounge-bar, or arrange room service to your spacious modern room with LCD TV,

JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE This stunning 54-storey masterpiece hotel is the focal point

Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

of L.A. LIVE.

• fitness centre

In the heart of downtown Los Angeles, just steps from STAPLES Center,

Room facilities: 878 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning

JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE Hotel fashions a new standard of luxury

• tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

and hosts many of L.A.’s most fashionable events. Entertainment events at L.A. LIVE are complemented by the hotel’s lavish spa, a rooftop pool, dining options such as Wolfgang Puck’s WP24 and LA Market Restaurant, modern yet comfortable guest rooms, and luxurious suites.

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W Hollywood Hotel & Residences Boutique W Hollywood sits under the shadow of the iconic

wind down in the comfort of our wow-worthy luxury rooms in

Hollywood sign.

Los Angeles, all with stunning views of Hollywood and Los Angeles.

Take a stroll down the Hollywood Walk of Fame right outside the

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

front door – W Hollywood brings glamour and excitement back to the

• fitness centre

neighbourhood that invented celebrity. Hotel guests will enjoy the signature Whatever/Whenever service that defines W Hotels.

Room facilities: 305 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Indulge in fabulous food at Delphine, and then take the lift upstairs and splash around in the rooftop pool. Soak up the celebrity scene and then

Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel Hyatt Regency Century Plaza is a welcome luxury retreat in the

reservations and recommendations. Hyatt Regency Century Plaza allows

heart of Los Angeles.

you to make the most of your time spent in the City of Angels.

The Hyatt Regency Century Plaza enjoys a convenient location just

Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

minutes from Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Los Angeles attractions.

• fitness centre • valet parking

First-class amenities include the Spa at Equinox, the Equinox Fitness Club and the rooftop pool with private cabanas. Luxury rooms and suites feature king-sized beds, marble bathrooms and LA views. The professional concierge can help with tours, tickets,

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Loews Hollywood Hotel Loews Hollywood Hotel is a true urban oasis with a prime location

embroidered robes and modern amenities. California-inspired cuisine is

at the base of the fabled Hollywood Hills.

on offer at Preston’s, or there’s casual dining till late at H2 Kitchen & Bar.

The hotel at Hollywood and Highland offers everything from a spa and

Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness

fitness centre to views of the bright lights of LA and beyond. The rooftop

centre • valet parking

pool guarantees fun in the sun, with complimentary poolside cabanas and Wi-Fi.

Room facilities: 628 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • in-room safe

With 20 floors, Loews Hollywood offers views that are hard to match among Hollywood hotels. Bright, airy rooms have full-length windows,

Marriott Newport Beach Hotel & Spa Indulge in the classic Southern California lifestyle at this one-of-a-

is the place for prime steak or fresh seafood, served inside or al fresco.

kind Newport Beach Hotel & Spa.

In nearby Newport Beach, you’ll find championship golf, colourful

Retreat to one of the Newport Beach hotel’s elegant refurbished

attractions, and world-class shopping.

accommodations and enjoy sweeping Pacific views, vibrant decor

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

and plush furnishings.

• fitness centre

Escape to the tranquillity of Pure Blu, the all-new spa, which soothes

Room facilities: 552 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning

the soul with innovative therapies, a saltwater lap pool, private cabanas,

• tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe

and a state-of-the-art fitness centre. Sam & Harry’s Steakhouse & Lounge

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San Francisco

The Bay Area beauty blends looks with heart, history and a whole lot of innovation. Spanning the blue-water bay, the striking Golden Gate bridge offers a soaring Californian welcome. Trolley cars amble along hilly streets (including Lombard, the ‘most crooked street in the world’) that are a kaleidoscope of lovingly restored ‘earthquake’ houses and neighbourhood parks. There’s a corner for everybody in San Francisco.

Get inspired by... exploring the east. Ferry over the East Bay and discover diverse, progressive Oakland, an evolving city in the cultural spotlight. going on a Mission. Explore the Latin American flavours of the Mission district, an artful, diverse neighbourhood full of murals, music and amazing food. the counter-culture. Get a glimpse of San Francisco’s counter-cultural history in Haight-Ashbury or literature’s Beat history at North Beach’s City Lights Bookstore. San Francisco’s seals. Take a trip to Pier 39 to watch bundles of seals lolling about, and then take a walk to the Buena Vista Café in Fisherman’s Wharf for a famous Irish Coffee.

Did you know...? If you want to see a postcard-perfect, prime example of San Francisco’s classic Victorian architecture, head to Alamo Square to see the ‘Painted Ladies’ – a row of colourful, immaculately restored period homes.

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The Westin St. Francis A stay at this iconic hotel affords a taste of classic luxury comfort in the heart of the city. Dating back to 1904, this classic and historic landmark hotel is situated

Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounge • spa • fitness centre Room facilities: 1195 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • in-room safe

directly on Union Square in the heart of San Francisco. Shops, theatres and restaurants are just steps away and San Francisco’s famous cable cars stop right in front of the hotel to take you up to Nob Hill or down to Fisherman’s Wharf. Clock Bar is one of the city’s most well-known meeting places, and guestrooms are located either in the original Landmark Building or in the Tower Building.

The Fairmont San Francisco The Fairmont San Francisco hotel presents an awe-inspiring

at Nob Hill offers massages and state-of-the-art fitness equipment.

picture of historic San Francisco.

The Fairmont San Francisco hotel provides luxury rooms and suites,

The grandeur of the luxury hotel atop Nob Hill coupled with its

many with impressive views of the city and bay.

reputation for impeccable service promises a memorable experience.

Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre

Built in 1907, the hotel’s luxury accommodations combine classic

• concierge

ambience with modern amenities. The hotel’s restaurants and lounges provide guests with an extensive

Room facilities: 592 rooms & suites • tea & coffee-making facilities • air-conditioning • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

selection of mouth-watering cuisine. To unwind, the Active Sports Club

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Hilton San Francisco Union Square This stylish and sophisticated hotel is designed with comfort and

the Urban Tavern restaurant. The rooms and suites at Hilton

convenience in mind.

San Francisco Union Square offer a range of great amenities,

Located on Union Square in downtown San Francisco, the Hilton offers easy access to Nob Hill, Chinatown and fantastic shopping, dining and entertainment at Union Square. Enjoy a refreshing swim after a busy day of sightseeing or relax in the

including internet access and a 37-inch HDTV. Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • swimming pool • fitness centre Room facilities: 1908 rooms • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • in-room safe

whirlpool located on the 16th floor. Grab a coffee at Starbucks in the lobby, or savour comfort food from the innovative gastro-style pub at

InterContinental San Francisco The InterContinental San Francisco Hotel is among the city’s most

high-tech amenities, enhanced by floor-to-ceiling windows offering

admired landmarks.

amazing views. Fine dining can be found at the hotel’s Michelin-rated

Located adjacent to the Moscone West Convention Center in the South of

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Luce, serving California and world cuisine.

Market (SoMa) neighbourhood, the InterContinental occupies a strategic

Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

location in America’s most dynamic and beloved city.

• fitness centre

The luxury hotel has an intimate footprint with no more than 22 guest

Room facilities: 550 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • docking station

rooms per floor. Rooms are elegantly appointed with rich wood and

• air-conditioning • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe

marble, striking contemporary art, sleek, stylish furniture, and the latest

• 24-hour room service

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Hyatt Regency San Francisco This luxury San Francisco hotel features the world’s largest

impressive atrium lobby is the Eclipse Restaurant & Lounge, where you

atrium lobby and stunning views of San Francisco Bay.

can enjoy California cuisine or a drink in stylish surrounds.

Within five minutes’ walk of Ferry Building shops and ferries to Alcatraz,

Hotel facilities: 2 restaurant & lounge • fitness centre

the Hyatt Regency San Francisco is situated on the Embarcadero waterfront, convenient to Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf or the cable cars.

Room facilities: 804 rooms • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • air-conditioning • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe

Comfortable rooms and suites have oversized beds, desks, modern amenities and floor to ceiling windows. In the middle of the hotel’s

Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel puts you in the heart of San

temperate climate and Sheraton Social Hour program. Fisherman’s

Francisco’s most popular neighbourhood.

Wharf Sheraton also offers free Wi-Fi in the lobby.

You’ll be steps away from San Francisco’s biggest attractions, including

Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants • swimming pool • fitness centre

Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, Alcatraz Island, and the world famous San Francisco Cable Car lines.

Room facilities: 539 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe

Enjoy a swim in the outdoor heated pool or relax with a cocktail at the outdoor living room – an extension of the hotel’s lobby. The outdoor seating features fire pits where you can enjoy San Francisco’s year-round

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Las Vegas

Glittering in the middle of the desert, Las Vegas is no mirage. It’s completely real – but you won’t believe your eyes. This city is a feat of engineering magic, where hotels resemble entire foreign cities, glitzy shows abound and fountains arc and dance in time to classical music. Anything goes in Vegas, from small-time Elvis impersonators to top-class megastars, comedy shows to jaw-dropping feats of circus acrobats. Calmer times can be had relaxing around a hotel pool or exploring the desert landscape.

Get inspired by... neon history. Visit the Neon Museum’s outdoor Boneyard to see a collection of historic neon signs going back to the 1930s. the Fremont Street Experience. Experience a nightly sound and light show projected onto the curved roof enclosing Fremont street. the Vegas art scene. Check out the latest avant-garde artists at the Contemporary Arts Center in the downtown arts district. natural wonders. Escape to the awe-inspiring natural splendour of the Grand Canyon, Red Rock Canyon or the magnificently engineered Hoover Dam.

Did you know...? Dining in Las Vegas isn’t just about epic hotel buffets. Take a food tour of Downtown Las Vegas where you’ll see a more historic culinary side of Vegas, exploring the locals’ favourite specialty restaurants and multicultural eateries.

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Bellagio Las Vegas Backdrop to the famous Fountains of Bellagio, this luxury Las

of Vegas’ most famous hotels, the wide range of rooms and suites

Vegas Strip hotel is a renowned landmark.

are opulent and stylish, with Italian marble tubs and views of the

The hotel offers an upscale day spa, where guests can experience a

bright lights.

variety of treatments or enjoy a massage beside one of 5 beautiful

Hotel facilities: 15 restaurants & lounges • 5 swimming pools

courtyard pools.

• spa • salon

A wide range of dining options is offered, including Michael Mina’s fine

Room facilities: 3933 rooms & suites • docking station • minibar

dining restaurant, al fresco dining with fountain views at Picasso and

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contemporary Japanese dishes at Yellowtail. As you’d expect from one

Aria Resort & Casino All rooms boast corner views from floor-to-ceiling windows,

room control system that allows guests to quickly customise lighting

showcasing stunning Las Vegas city views.

and temperature. The property is attached to The Shops at Crystals,

Set on the Las Vegas Strip, this upscale resort features an array of

CityCentre.

restaurants and on-site entertainment. Guests can relax in outdoor pools

Hotel facilities: 29 restaurants & lounges • 3 swimming pools

and hot tubs. The seasonal adults-only Liquid Pool Lounge features DJ

• 3 hot tubs • spa • fitness centre

entertainment, a restaurant, bar and private cabana rental. The on-site Spa at Aria offers massage, facial treatments and a full range

Room facilities: 4004 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe

of salon services. Rooms include a stocked minibar and a one-touch

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Wynn Las Vegas Chic style is stamped onto a tranquil, natural environment setting at Wynn Las Vegas. The hotel exemplifies lavish accommodation with capacious guestrooms and suites that feature signature Wynn beds and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city and desert beyond. A choice of swimming pools, a lavish spa, and an 18-hole golf course provide daytime entertainment and the hotel is also home to Le Rêve – The Dream, an aquatic show of daring acrobatics. Hotel facilities: 15 restaurants & lounges • 3 swimming pools • whirlpools • spa • fitness centre • salon • 18-hole golf course Room facilities: 2716 rooms • Wi-Fi (charged) • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar

Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace Crafted by Robert DeNiro and Chef Nobu, this boutique hotel is part of the Caesars Palace casino and hotel complex. Nobu Hotel emanates style and sophistication. Luxurious boutique rooms, suites and villas feature contemporary and traditional Japanese art, and sleek décor with splashes of gold and purple. Exclusive room amenities include exotic-scented sleep oils and tea. The restaurant of celebrated Japanese chef Nobu is a dining experience not to be missed. Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • swimming pool • spa • sauna • access to facilities at Caesars Palace Room facilities: 181 rooms • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • air-conditioning

The Venetian Las Vegas The spectacular Venetian Las Vegas delights with its wonderful attention to detail. Themed on the beautiful Italian city of Venice, the resort’s canals, sidewalk cafes and gondola rides bring a touch of romantic Italy to the deserts of Nevada. The hotel boasts all-suite accommodations in modern European style, and a plentiful array of entertainment, dining and shopping. The Canyon Ranch SpaClub features a gym, rock climbing wall and beauty salon. Hotel facilities: 21 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • whirlpools • spa • fitness centre Room facilities: 4049 suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-house safe

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Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas Soaring 47 stories above the Las Vegas Strip, Mandarin Oriental offers you a check-in experience like no other. The stunning glass façade affords dynamic views of the city and the desert beyond, while luxuriously appointed guestrooms offer the ultimate in comfort and serenity. The Shanghaithemed spa features luxury treatments, while the eighth-floor furnished terrace offers cabanas, pools and hot tubs. Guest rooms feature state-of-the-art technology to control the lighting, air conditioning and entertainment. The property is opposite The Shops at Crystals, CityCentre. Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • 3 swimming pools • 2 hot tubs • spa Room facilities: 392 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • air-conditioning

The Palazzo Las Vegas The eco-friendly Palazzo Las Vegas hotel is a major landmark on the Vegas Strip. The luxury hotel features a full-service spa and health club, pool deck overlooking the Strip, and a state-of-the-art entertainment. Hotel Palazzo’s range of restaurants and bars serves a variety of cuisine from around the world. Relax beside one of the outdoor pools, hot tubs and private cabanas surrounded by gardens. Spacious suites are standard with a separate living area and a dining table. Hotel facilities: 16 restaurants & lounges • 7 swimming pools • 4 hot tubs • spa • fitness centre Room facilities: 3068 suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • in-room safe

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas The Cosmopolitan is luxury urban-inspired living in the heart of the strip. Guests will enjoy oversized residential-styled living spaces with private terraces and breathtaking views of the Las Vegas skyline. Dining is reinvented with a one-of-a-kind restaurant collection featuring world-class chefs making their Vegas debut. The Pool District offers panoramic views and unrivalled service, allowing guests to choose between three distinct pool experiences. Hotel facilities: 20 restaurants & lounges • 3 swimming pools • spa • fitness centre Room facilities: 2995 rooms & suites

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Miami & Orlando

Just thinking about Florida gives you a sun-kissed glow. Miami is an absolute beauty, a glamorous playground where beach fun meets culture. Spectacular art deco buildings, world-class museums, and Cuban cuisine are set to a multicultural backdrop. Orlando is the theme-park epicentre, home to Walt Disney World Resort®, Universal Orlando®, SeaWorld® – and that’s just the tip of the family fun iceberg.

Get inspired by... a super shopping strip. Head to Lincoln Road Mall for magnificent al fresco shopping with Miami’s most fashion-conscious set. Little Havana. Explore this Miami district for a taste of Cuban life – colourful murals, Cuban music, cigar shops and classic cuisine. Ocean Drive Deco. Miami’s postcard perfect Deco architecture is a must-see for any visitor. Cruise down Ocean Drive in South Beach for a glimpse of the best. alternate universes. Kids big and small can live out their astronaut dreams exploring the Kennedy Space Center, just an hour from Orlando.

Did you know...? Orlando isn’t all theme parks. For an evening of top-notch performance, book a couple of tickets to the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, or spend an afternoon at the Orlando Museum of Art.

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The Ritz-Carlton South Beach An iconic address among the pastel palette skyline of Miami Beach

Florida’s freshest and most inventive fare and with artwork curated from

Art Deco hotels.

the private gallery of Diana Lowenstein. Relax in the luxurious spa or

The Ritz-Carlton South Beach puts you in the heart of Miami’s chic

beside the pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

urban landscape. The landmark hotel, designed by famed architect

Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

Morris Lapidus in the Miami heyday of postmodernism style,

• 24-hour fitness centre • club lounge

opened in 1953 as the DiLido. Today, the hotel embraces its glamorous past with a transformed

Room facilities: 375 rooms & suites • Wi-Fi (charged) • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

contemporary spirit, in restaurants that take you on a culinary journey of

Mandarin Oriental Miami Bringing a taste of refined Asian luxury to prestigious Brickell Key. Mandarin Oriental, Miami enjoys a wonderfully private, yet convenient,

Peruvian at La Mar, sushi and tapas at Oasis Pool Bar, and classic beverages at MO Bar + Lounge.

location on Brickell Key – the hotel is an oasis of calm surrounded by

Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre

stunning waterfront views. With a subtle and sophisticated decor, private

• steam room

beach, therapeutic spa and a choice of celebrated restaurants, Mandarin Oriental offers the perfect base for families and leisure travellers.

Room facilities: 326 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Waterside views and delicious flavours provide the inspiration behind the hotel restaurants, including French and Asian fusion at Azul,

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Delano South Beach With its soaring lobby and subtle seductions, Philippe Starck-designed Delano is the hotel that changed South Beach forever. Delano South Beach balances eclectic details with grand public spaces that are playful, elegant, quietly theatrical and filled with all-night energy. Rejuvenate at Club Essentia, the rooftop spa, dine at one of the fine restaurants or sip a drink at the poolside bar. White-on-white rooms are minimalist chic with luxurious amenities, and range from studios to 2-bedroom apartments. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre Room facilities: 208 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

W South Beach W South Beach hotel offers a cutting-edge oasis in the cosmopolitan heart of South Beach. Iconic, edgy design and swaying palms set the stage for an unforgettable experience, where the pulsating worlds of music, fashion and design meet contemporary luxury. Relax around the pool in a deluxe cabana or hit the private beach. Dine in style at the hotel’s renowned restaurants, including The Dutch, a tradition American restaurant and oyster room inspired by neighbourhood bistros and seaside shacks. Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • 2 swimming pools • spa • fitness centre • private beach Room facilities: 312 rooms & suites with kitchenettes • Wi-Fi (charged) • docking station • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Hyatt Regency Miami Stay in the middle of the action at Hyatt Regency Miami. Located just 15 minutes from South Beach and two miles from the Port of Miami the hotel’s striking white towers overlook the Miami River and Florida’s famed Biscayne Bay. Contemporary rooms boasts bright modern décor and Miami views. Hyatt Regency Miami features a heated outdoor pool and a fully equipped fitness centre, along with a cafe and lounge. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • fitness centre Room facilities: 612 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Waldorf Astoria Orlando Families will love the location of this Orlando hotel, right next to Walt Disney World Resort®. The hotel offers complimentary transportation to and from Disney parks, an 18-hole golf course, and full-service spa. Spacious swimming pools and an on-site jogging trail are available and guests can hire a bicycle or use the fitness centre. The Waldorf has an ambiance of stylish sophistication replete with celebrated amenities and impeccable personalised service. Hotel facilities: 12 restaurants & lounges • 4 swimming pools • spa • 24-hour fitness centre • jogging trail • 18-hole golf course Room facilities: 498 rooms • complimentary Wi-Fi • air-conditioning • minibar • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort ®

Located in the heart of the most magical place on earth. The resort provides an extraordinary backdrop for your Orlando holiday. Tropical landscaping, tranquil waterways, classic art and architecture work together to create a stunning landmark. Newly refurbished throughout, from the spectacular lobbies and unique new restaurants, to the exotic Mandara Spa and the comfortable guest rooms, the resort offers the ultimate escape just moments away from the thrill and excitement of Walt Disney World®. Hotel facilities: 117 restaurants & lounges • 5 swimming pools • spa • 2 health clubs • sauna • steam room • 4 tennis courts • jogging trails • mini golf • white sand beach Room facilities: 2267 rooms & suites • air-conditioning • complimentary Wi-Fi • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

Crowne Plaza Orlando Universal A lifestyle hotel and resort for vacationing families and leisure travellers to Florida. From Crowne Plaza Orlando Universal, free local area transfer service is provided to the Universal Orlando Resort®, SeaWorld®, and the Walt Disney World Resort®. A spacious outdoor pool with a hot tub, poolside tiki bar, and deck are open to all guests. Rooms are stylish and well-equipped, with large windows to take in the views. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • fitness centre • club lounge Room facilities: 400 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • minibar • tea & coffee-making facilities • in-room safe • 24-hour room service

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Travel insurance For peace of mind and an ultimately worry-free holiday, dnata Travel provides the perfect solution.

Coverage available

Cover Type

Standard individual Comprehensive individual

Standard family Comprehensive family

Annual cover Executive cover

Eligibility

Standard/Comprehensive cover

Residents of UAE only

Executive cover

Residents of GCC & Afghanistan

Coverage comparison* Coverage

Standard Cover

Comprehensive Cover

Executive Cover

Cancellation Missed departure Travel delay Curtailment Baggage delay Personal baggage Personal money Passport assistance Emergency medical expenses Repatriation expenses Personal accident Personal liability Legal expenses Mugging/Assault/Robbery Kennel/Cattery fees cover Hijack Winter sports Golf cover Home burglary whilst travelling

Not covered Not covered Not covered Not covered Not covered Not covered Not covered USD 450 USD 40,000 USD 10,000 USD 13,000 Not covered Not covered Maximum USD 700 Not covered Maximum USD 700 Not covered Not covered USD 10,000 per policy

USD 5,000 USD 1,000 USD 300 USD 5,000 USD 1,000 USD 5,000 USD 750 USD 750 USD 1,000,000 USD 10,000 USD 20,000 USD 1,000,000 USD 50,000 Maximum USD 700 USD 300 Maximum USD 700 Optional Optional USD 10,000 per policy

USD 5,000 USD 1,000 USD 500 USD 5,000 USD 1,000 USD 6,000 USD 750 USD 750 USD 1,000,000 USD 10,000 USD 35,000 USD 1,000,000 USD 50,000 Maximum USD 700 USD 300 Maximum USD 700 Optional Optional Not covered

Emergency assistance and medical services include: • 24 hours assistance & emergency services

• Dispatch of medication and medical supplies

Evacuation & repatriation

Legal referrals

• Accommodation & transportation arrangements

Lost document advice & assistance

Companion ticket Medical expenses & referrals

Emergency message transmission, translation & interpreter services

Advance of emergency personal cash

Insurance premium per person rate Period of Cover

Standard (Individual)

Standard Family (1 adult + 2 childrenˆ free)

Comprehensive (Individual)

Comprehensive Family (1 adult + 2 childrenˆ free)

Executive Worldwide

1-5 days 1-28 days 6-9 days 10-15 days 16-22 days 23-31 days 29-45 days 32-45 days 46-62 days 63-92 days 93-180 days Annual Cover

AED 99 AED 150 AED 370 AED 520 AED 700 -

AED 111 AED 220 AED 370 AED 520 AED 700 -

AED 199 AED 252 AED 607 AED 710 AED 1,217 -

AED 211 AED 326 AED 607 AED 710 AED 1,217 -

AED 133 AED 181 AED 252 AED 326 AED 366 AED 455 AED 607 AED 710 AED 1,217 AED 862

Executive Worldwide (Excluding USA & Canada)

(Cover for 1 adult + 2 childrenˆ) AED 100 AED 152 AED 189 AED 252 AED 252 AED 326 AED 407 AED 455 AED 914 AED 862

Annual multi-trip cover Period of Cover

Annual Comprehensive Cover: Individual

Annual Comprehensive Cover: Family (2 adults + 4 childrenˆ free)

AED 862

AED 1,521

Annual Multi-Trip (Max. up to 180 days)

Annual Executive Cover: Family (2 adults + 4 childrenˆ free) AED 1,521

AED 1,521

Annual multi-trip cover features •

Covers multiple trips

Policy valid for 365 days

Each trip - maximum of 62 days

Includes worldwide coverage including USA & Canada

Maximum travel allowance of 180 days

Includes 21 days complimentary winter sports coverage

• Annual Family Cover available for family of 2 adults and maximum 4 childrenˆ

Ideal for frequent travellers

* Coverages are subject to change. Travel insurance is operated and underwritten by RSA Insurance, a company authorised and regulated by the UAE Insurance Authority. Please refer to the policy document for details of inclusions & exclusions. ˆ Children are below 16 years of age. For full details of your benefits, please call dnata Travel on (+971) 4 389 8333. 242

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