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GN Voyages 2017

Cruises


GN Voyages

20 Years of Quality Travel - 1997 to 2017 Rail Travel with GN Voyages

Dear ‘Voyager’

I love cruising - with guests, family and friends, on oceans

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and rivers, I find it an extra

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special way to holiday. Unlike its Ocean counterpart, river cruising is guaranteed to be a smooth ride - there’s certainly no need to batten down the hatches on Europe’s calm and tranquil waterways where ships glide along almost inperceptively. There’s also no need to wear your hiking boots on board - you can amble between your cabin, the sun deck, the restaurant, your favourite window seat in the lounge and the shore in just a few paces. We’ve been in business since 1997, so you can rest assured our cruises come with plenty of experience and know how. We are passionate about what we do and we believe in quality, personal service, value for money and above all - fun. You’re in safe hands too, as all our cruises are fully bonded and protected against financial loss, so you can book with confidence that your money is safe. Not all holiday companies can provide this guarantee, but we are pleased to say that peace of mind is part of the package at GN Holidays & Voyages with every aspect of your holiday managed by us - something you don’t get with D.I.Y travel. We look forward to welcoming you on board. Perry Mahoney GN Holidays & GN Voyages Founder & Managing Director

01895 83 33 33 and quote the holiday code 09.30 to 12.30hrs Saturdays

we can arrange overnight hotels

1 hour before the train departs - exact

near St Pancras station before and

times confirmed to us 8 weeks before

after your holiday. Hotels range from 2 to 4 star. Please call for

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travel. Champagne check-in opens 2 hours before departure. Please bear this in mind when planning your journey to

availability and prices.

EBBSFLEET DEPARTURES Selected departures can also be joined at Ebbsfleet (see itineraries). Note: Due to timetable restrictions, on some departures you may need to travel unescorted on Eurostar before joining the escorted main group in Lille, Paris or Brussels. The inbound Eurostar may also be unescorted. A supplement may also apply to these departures.

St Pancras.

EUROSTAR & EUROPEAN TRAINS From London St Pancras, Eurostar takes as little as 1 hour 40 minutes to Lille and around 2 hours 15 minutes to Brussels and Paris. At these cities we board our coach and continue to the

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ship, or connect with the European

There are no actual luggage weight restrictions imposed by the rail companies. However, for your comfort and convenience we recommend you limit your luggage to the following: ONE main suitcase/holdall with built in WHEELS weighing no more than 15 to 20kgs per person - Plus ONE small shoulder bag/holdall per person. Restricting the bulk of your luggage to manageable sizes will make the journey more enjoyable.

rail network including the TGV for

Many train stations and platforms are big and long, sometimes with stairs or escalators. Some stations have lifts, but using them can involve a longer walk, so be prepared for this when walking with your luggage.

More holiday details online. .

morning to mid afternoon (see itinerary), with check-in closing at least

On TGV trains, you may be allocated seats on the the upper floor, which means you would have to carry your bags upstairs.

We are open 09.00 to 17.30hrs Monday to Friday

ST PANCRAS DEPARTURES Departure times range from early

For your comfort and convenience

You will need to move all your own bags on and off trains and between platforms and transfer vehicles. Our tour manager will be unable to provide physical assistance with luggage.

Booking is easy - call. .

Flight options also available

southern France, Thalys & Intercity for northern Europe, and the Thello sleeper train for Italy. Plenty of time is allowed to ensure onward trains are boarded comfortably and at a relaxed pace, or an overnight stay en route may be included for your comfort and enjoyment. On board the Eurostar you will have a reserved, semi-reclining aircraftstyle seat. You’ll also find a buffet car serving hot & cold beverages and snacks. Sterling, Euros and cards accepted. You can eat and drink in the bar area (standing space only) or take your purchases back to your seat. You can also take your own food and drink on board. European trains are modern and comfortable with a range of facilities depending on route and destinations.

IMPORTANT Please Help us to Help You All prices are per person and based on 2 persons sharing the included accommodation, single accommodation available for a supplement, and were correct at time of printing. Order of excursions are subject to change depending on local conditions. All holidays are organised and operated by GN Holidays & Voyages, 3 Station Approach, Higher Denham, Uxbridge UB9 5EL, ABTA Y0291 & ATOL9362 protected.

In our experience, clients who discuss with us their concerns over mobility limitations and/or health issues (including visibility, hearing etc) when booking, are far more satisfied with the level of service we provide and enjoy a more relaxed and fun holiday, compared to those who attempt to cope without the benefit of our expert advice. We must stress that in our experience these holidays are not suitable for

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users of mobility scooters, wheelchairs or walking aids (frames, sticks, etc).

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MV Prinses Christina★ ★ ★

GN Voyages is delighted to offer a selection of cruises on-board the popular MV Prinses Christina. This 3-star ship accommodates just 107 guests offering an intimate and comfortable experience as you relax while Europe’s most historic and romantic scenery slips quietly by. The ship’s crew are well-known for their friendliness and ability to make guests feel truly at home. Lounge

There will be time for your own sightseeing ashore, or choose from our great value range of optional excursions, as each day she moors at a different "port of call" on carefully planned itineraries. Lounge The Prinses Christina has an elegant lounge with picture windows offering panoramic views. Morning coffee and afternoon tea are served daily in the lounge. There is a

Restaurant

stairlift between the main deck and the promenade deck and from the main deck to the restaurant on the cabin deck. The large sun deck is partially covered. Restaurant The elegantly furnished restaurant is situated on the Cabin deck. All cruises on board the MV Prinses Christina start the day with a sumptuous buffet breakfast. Guests

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enjoy three-course lunches and four-course dinners with table service and a choice of menu. On the last night of the cruise guests are invited to a special five-course Captain’s dinner. Cabins The cabins on the MV Prinses Christina were renovated at the beginning of 2012. All The Bridge

54 river-view cabins have air-conditioning, shower and toilet, two single beds and satellite TV. Standard cabins are located on all three decks with deluxe cabins available on the main and promenade decks. Ship’s stats Length: 70.6 metres • Breadth: 9.22 metres • Passenger Capacity: 107 • Officers & Crew: 24

Standard cabin

• Passenger decks: 3 • Standard cabin area: 8 sq m • Deluxe cabin area: 9 - 12 sq m • Lifts: Stairlift between main deck and promenade deck & from main deck to the restaurant

Call 01895 83 33 33 09.00 to 17.30hrs Monday to Friday - 09.30 to 12.30hrs Saturdays • Email: info@gnvoyages.co.uk


Dutch Bulbfields & Amsterdam Waterways Cruise GN Voyages ly Cruises

BY RAIL OR AIR v25-07

Fun & Friend

FULL BOARD PLUS

Free Drinks Over 40s Only

Keukenhof Gardens

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in the world and is home to cultural highlights, such as the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, Hermitage Amsterdam and the Rijksmuseum with Rembrandt’s world-famous Nightwatch. Itinerary: Day 1: UK to Amsterdam

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Join us on this exclusive Dutch Bulbfields Cruise on board the stylish MV Prinses Christina. A visit to Holland in springtime is a mesmerising feast for the senses as the gardens and fields are full to bursting with tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, complemented with spring flowering shrubs and plants. The highlight of this cruise is an included visit to Keukenhof Gardens with its magnificient floral displays and there is time to explore the canals, museums and flowers markets of Amsterdam too. We also visit Enkhuizen, Volendam and Hoorn on the Zuiderzee. We travel by Eurostar to Brussels and then board Thalys train to Amsterdam or alternatively fly from many regional airports direct to Amsterdam. Our exclusive river cruiser, will host you in comfort and style with all meals plus selected free drinks with lunch, dinner and at the bar from 6pm to midnight. Amsterdam continues to enthral visitors with its maze of canals and waterways. Some of the canal-side houses show how rich merchants once lived in opulence. The city has the highest museum density

Depart London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet in the morning by Eurostar to Brussels. Here we change platforms and board the Thalys train to Amsterdam. On arrival we transfer to our exclusive ship, the MV Prinses Christina, with time to settle in before dinner. Alternatively, travel to and from Amsterdam by air from regional UK airports – see flight information and options below. Day 2: Amsterdam to Enkhuizen Morning at leisure in Amsterdam, or choose an optional guided walking tour or canal cruise, before a midday sailing to Enkhuizen, arriving mid afternoon. In Enkhuizen you can see the traditions of the Dutch fishing lifestyle from days gone by. Visit the Zuiderzee museum with all the traditions of its folklore culture. This is truly a romantic port of call that captures everything traditionally Dutch. Overnight in Enkhuizen. Day 3: Enkhuizen to Hoorn This morning we sail to Hoorn, a buzzing historic city with its unique waterside location. Hoorn’s atmospheric and diverse shopping centre attracts thousands of visitors each year. This afternoon there is an optional coach excursion to the quaint port of Volendam where the harbour is still busy with working boats. Overnight in Hoorn.

MV PRINSES CHRISTINA Deck Plan & Cabin prices

Entertainment Amsterdam

Day 4: Keukenhof & Amsterdam

5 Days from £599pp DATES - CODE

After breakfast we join the coach for the included excursion to Keukenhof departing from Hoorn and returning to Amsterdam. Lunch is not included on this excursion. These world famous gardens are where more than 7 million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths fill over 32 hectares with colour and fragrance. You can even sail around Keukenhof through the bulbfields in so-called ‘whisper boats’ (not included). These boats are powered by electric engines, are environmentally friendly and are almost silent as they sail through the beautiful Dutch landscape. We rejoin the ship in Amsterdam. For those who do not wish to join the excursion to Keukenhof you may remain on board and relax on the cruise to Amsterdam. Overnight in Amsterdam.

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Day 5: Amsterdam to UK

• Welcome cocktail on arrival

After breakfast we disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam Central station where we take a morning train to Brussels Midi. Here we connect with Eurostar to Ebbsfleet and St Pancras where we expect to arrive late afternoon. Alternatively, transfer to the airport for a return flight to the UK - see flight information and options.

• Morning coffee & afternoon tea

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS

Accommodation Options:

• Amsterdam canal cruise £12pp • OR Amsterdam guided walking tour £12pp Excursions must be booked prior to departure. All operate subject to minimum numbers. The MV Prinses Christina

DEPOSIT: £150pp INCLUDED: • Escorted return rail travel from London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet to Amsterdam OR return flights with luggage - see below • 4-night full board plus cruise on the MV Prinses Christina sharing a twin-bed outside cabin on Cabin Deck - upgrades available • Beer, wine & soft drinks served with lunch & dinner and from 6pm to midnight at the bar • Entertainment

• Captain’s dinner • Excursion to Keukenhof Gardens • Transfers in Amsterdam on arrival and departure days • Services of our Cruise Director on board

• Pre/post departure overnight hotel near London St Pancras - 2 to 4-star options - call for availability and prices.

FLIGHT INFORMATION & OPTIONS Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Belfast, Stansted, Bristol, Liverpool, Edinburgh • Flights are possible from these airports with a choice of airline, outbound and inbound time combinations to suit your preference. All are subject to availability at time of booking and some may have a supp’t.

The Restaurant Deck Price pp Cabin Deck Standard ...................................................................................................................... £599 Main Deck Standard ....................................................................................................................... £699 Main Deck De-Luxe ......................................................................................................................... £749 Main Deck De-Luxe-plus ............................................................................................................... £799 Promenade Deck Standard .......................................................................................................... £849 Promenade Deck Deluxe ............................................................................................................... £899 Promenade Deck Deluxe-plus ..................................................................................................... £949

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• Flights include 1 checked in bag (usually no more than 20kgs) and 1 carry on bag per person -weight and size subject to airline rules. • Flight time around 60 minutes each way. • Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.


Rhine & Moselle River Cruise

BY RAIL OR AIR v27-10

FULL BOARD

The Rhine Gorge

Come with us on a relaxing river cruise on the majestic Rhine and beautiful Moselle rivers in southern Germany. Travel by rail or air to join the cruise in Cologne. Relax on board the MV Prinses Christina as she glides silkily past romantic hilltop castles, picturesque vineyards and historic riverside towns including Andernach, Cochem, Boppard, Rudesheim, Koblenz, and Konigswinter. Accommodation is in comfortable twin bedded cabins with breakfast, lunch and dinner each day included as well as morning coffee and afternoon tea. Itinerary: Day 1: UK to Cologne Depart London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet in the morning on Eurostar to Brussels arriving in just over 2 hours. Continue by coach to Cologne and the MV Prinses Christina, with time to settle in before dinner. Alternatively, travel to and from Cologne by air from regional UK airports – see flight information and options. Overnight in Cologne. Day 2: Cologne to Andernach Early morning we begin our cruise to Andernach, a quiet country town with winding streets and historic architecture, far from the madding crowd. Explore on your own or join our optional guided walking tour. Overnight in Andernach. Day 3: Andernach to Cochem We depart Andernach before breakfast and cruise towards Koblenz where the Rhine meets the Moselle. Here we head

west along the magical Moselle to Cochem, arriving early afternoon. Known as the ‘Pearl of the Moselle’, its lovingly restored half-timbered houses, historic market place and magnificent Reichsburg castle must be seen. Explore on your own or join our optional excursion to Reichsburg Castle followed by a 5 wine tasting. Overnight in Cochem. Day 4: Cochem to Boppard Depart Cochem during breakfast and cruise to Boppard. Sit back and enjoy the views as we pass castles, fortresses and riverside town’s. We arrive in Boppard midafternoon to take in its lovely, romantic squares and the riverside Rhine Allee, filled with trees and flowers. Explore on your own, take the land train tour or join our optional guided walk. Overnight in Boppard. Day 5: Boppard to Rüdesheim This morning we sail through the Rhine Gorge to Rüdesheim, passing the famous Lorelei Rock. We arrive early afternoon with time to take in this gorgeous little town. Our optional tour by land train from the ship takes in the vineyards and the town, including a visit to Seigfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet and the famous Drosselgasse - a unique cobbled lane just 144 metres long, packed with bars, restaurants and live music - where we enjoy a delicious Rüdesheimer Kaffee made with Asbach brandy. Overnight in Rüdesheim. Day 6: Rüdesheim to Koblenz This morning we sail to Koblenz where we arrive early afternoon. Explore on your own, take the cable car over the Rhine to the imposing Ehrenbreitstein fortress surely one of the area’s greatest attractions. or join our optional walking tour of the town. Overnight in Koblenz. Day 7: Koblenz to Konigswinter & Cologne During breakfast we cruise to Konigswinter where we have the morning

MV PRINSES CHRISTINA Deck Plan & Cabin prices

The Koblenz Cable Car

to explore. Situated at the foot of the Drachenfels Mountain, it is set between the Rhine Valley and Siebengebirge “Seven Hills”. Our optional excursion takes us by land train and Germany’s oldest cog railway to the top of the mountain with spectacular views of the Rhine valley below. During the afternoon we sail to Cologne, arriving mid-afternoon. Free time to explore on your own, the impressive Cathedral is certainly worth a visit. Or, join our optional afternoon guided walk. Farewell dinner on board. Overnight in Cologne. Day 8: Cologne to UK After Breakfast we disembark and transfer by coach to Brussels where we take the Eurostar to London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet arriving during the afternoon. Or, transfer to Cologne airport for your flight back to the UK. OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS • Andernach guided walk 1.5hrs £10pp • Cochem Reichsburg Castle tour & 5 wine tasting £29pp • Boppard guided walk 1.5hrs £10pp • Rüdesheim Highlights - land train tour to Seigfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet & Drosselgasse & Rüdesheimer kaffee £29pp • Koblenz guided walking tour £10pp • Konigswinter Highlights - land train & cog railway to Drachenfels £24pp • Cologne Old town guided walk 1.5hrs £10pp Excursions must be booked prior to departure. 10% excursion discount when you pre-book at least 5. All operate subject to minimum numbers. The MV Prinses Christina

8 Days from £699pp DATE - CODE 2017 - 4 June 25 June

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DEPOSIT: £200pp INCLUDED: • Escorted return rail travel from London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet to Brussels and coach transfer to Cologne OR return flights with luggage to Cologne - see below • 7-night full-board cruise on the MV Prinses Christina sharing a twin bed outside cabin on Cabin Deck - upgrades available • Welcome cocktail on arrival • Cup of coffee/tea each morning and afternoon • Captain’s dinner • Transfers abroad • Services of our Cruise Director on board OPTIONS: • Pre/post departure overnight hotel near London St Pancras - 2 to 4-star options - call for availability and prices

FLIGHT INFORMATION & OPTIONS Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Edinburgh • Flights are possible from these airports with a choice of airline, outbound and inbound time combinations to suit your preference. All are subject to availability at time of booking and some may have a supplement.

Friendly Crew Deck Cabin Deck Standard (LSTD) Main Deck Standard (MSTD) Main Deck De-Luxe (MDEL) Promenade Deck Standard (PRSTD) Promenade Deck De-Luxe (PRDEL)

Price pp £799 £899 £999 1099 £1149

• Flights include 1 checked in bag (usually no more than 20kgs) and 1 carry on bag per person - weight and size of each subject to airline restrictions. • Flight time around 2hrs each way

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• Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.

Call 01895 83 33 33 09.00 to 17.30hrs Monday to Friday - 09.30 to 12.30hrs Saturdays • Email: info@gnvoyages.co.uk


Rhine Christmas Markets River Cruise

BY RAIL OR AIR v25-11

FULL BOARD

Mainz

Koblenz

5 Days from £499pp DATE - CODE

train or coach to Cologne and the MV Prinses Christina, with time to settle in before dinner. Alternatively, fly to Cologne by air from regional UK airports – see flight information and options. On arrival transfer to the ship. Overnight in Cologne. Day 2: Cologne to Koblenz

The Christmas Markets in Germany are considered Europe’s best and what better way to experience a selection of some of the best than on a festive river cruise along the majestic Rhine river in southern Germany. Travel by rail or air to join the cruise in Cologne. Relax on board the MV Prinses Christina as she glides silkily past romantic hilltop castles, picturesque vineyards and historic riverside towns and enjoy the festive markets in Koblenz, Rüdesheim and Mainz. Accommodation is in comfortable twin bedded cabins with breakfast, lunch and dinner each day included as well as morning coffee and afternoon tea. Itinerary: Day 1: UK to Cologne Depart London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet in the morning on Eurostar to Brussels arriving in just over 2 hours. Continue by

Early morning we begin our cruise towards Koblenz where the Rhine meets the Moselle. We arrive mid-afternoon and have time to explore and visit the Christmas Market in the main Square. Overnight in Koblenz.

After Breakfast we disembark and have a short transfer by coach to Frankfurt where we take the train to Brussels for our onward Eurostar to London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet arriving during late afternoon. Or, transfer to Frankfurt airport for your flight back to the UK. Cologne

2017 11 Dec - Tour RH11 DEPOSIT: £150pp INCLUDED: • Escorted rail travel from London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet to Brussels and return from Frankfurt OR flights with hand luggage to Cologne & return from Frankfurt -

Day 3: Koblenz to Rüdesheim

see below

This morning we sail through the Rhine Gorge to Rüdesheim, passing the famous Lorelei Rock. We arrive early afternoon. On arrival your cruise director will take those who wish to the famous Drosselgasse - a unique cobbled lane just 144 metres long, packed with bars, restaurants and live music and to the Christmas Market. Overnight in Rüdesheim.

• 4-night full-board cruise on the MV Prinses Christina sharing a twin bed outside cabin on Cabin Deck - upgrades available • Welcome cocktail on arrival • Cup of coffee/tea each morning

Day 4: Rüdesheim to Mainz

and afternoon

This morning we set sail for the historic old town of Mainz. At this time of year the market square is a blaze of lights against the imposing back-drop of the thousandyear-old Cathedral of St Martin. Showmen and craftsmen offer Christmas specialities and original presents. Overnight in Mainz.

• Captain’s dinner • Transfers abroad • Services of our Cruise Director on board OPTIONS:

Day 5: Mainz to Frankfurt to UK

• Pre/post departure overnight

MV PRINSES CHRISTINA Deck Plan & Cabin prices

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FLIGHT INFORMATION & OPTIONS Heathrow & Manchester

Deck Cabin Deck Standard (LSTD) Main Deck Standard (MSTD) Main Deck De-Luxe (MDEL) Promenade Deck Standard (PRSTD) Promenade Deck De-Luxe (PRDEL)

Price pp £499 £599 £699 £799 £899

• Flights are possible from these airports with a choice of airline, outbound and inbound time combinations to suit your preference. All are subject to availability at time of booking and some may have a supplement.

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• Flight time around 2hrs each way • Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.


Rhine Christmas River Cruise

BY RAIL OR AIR v29-11

FULL BOARD

Bonn

6 Days from £799pp

Boppard

DATE - CODE in the morning on Eurostar to Brussels arriving in just over 2 hours. Continue by train or coach to Düsseldorf and the MV Prinses Christina, with time to settle in before dinner. Alternatively, fly to Cologne by air from regional UK airports – see flight information and options. On arrival transfer to the ship. Overnight in Düsseldorf. Day 2: CHRISTMAS EVE Düsseldorf to Bonn Experience the festive splendours and stunning scenery along the Rhine on this festive river cruise. Germany is famed for its Christmas celebrations and markets and this holiday includes visits to some of the famous towns along the Rhine with festive markets. Every year thousands of lights, countless traders and a rich selection of specialities attract visitors from all around the world. Ports of call include Düsseldorf, Bonn, Koblenz, Boppard and Cologne. Relax on board the MV Prinses Christina as she glides silkily past romantic hilltop castles, picturesque vineyards and historic riverside towns. Accommodation is in comfortable twin bedded cabins with breakfast, lunch and dinner each day included as well as morning coffee and afternoon tea. Itinerary: Day 1: UK to Düsseldorf Depart London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet

Early morning we begin our cruise towards Bonn the former capital of Germany and birth home of Beethoven. Here you will have the afternoon free to visit the Christmas markets and you may also like to visit the old town hall which every year is transformed into a giant advent calendar. Overnight in Bonn.

romantic squares and the riverside Rhine Allee, filled with trees.

2017

Day 5: Boppard to Cologne

23 Dec - Tour RH12

During the morning we cruise to Cologne. Arrive early afternoon, we have free time to explore on your own, the impressive Cathedral is certainly worth a visit. Farewell dinner on board. Overnight in Cologne.

DEPOSIT: £200pp INCLUDED: • Escorted return Eurostar travel from London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet to Brussels and train or

Day 6: Cologne to UK

coach transfer to the ship OR

After Breakfast we disembark and transfer to Brussels by train or coach for our onward Eurostar to London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet arriving during late afternoon. Or, transfer to Cologne Airport for your flight back to the UK.

return flights with luggage to Cologne - see below • 5-night full-board cruise on the MV Prinses Christina sharing a twin bed outside cabin on Cabin Deck - upgrades available • Welcome cocktail on arrival

Day 3: CHRISTMAS DAY

• Cup of coffee/tea each morning and afternoon

Bonn to Koblenz This morning we sail to Koblenz where the Rhine meets the Moselle. We arrive earlyafternoon after our festive lunch and have time to explore and walk around this lovely town. Overnight in Koblenz.

• Captain’s dinner • Transfers abroad • Services of our Cruise Director on board

Day 4: BOXING DAY

OPTIONS:

Koblenz to Boppard

• Pre/post departure overnight

This morning we sail through the Rhine Gorge passing the famous Lorelei Rock. We arrive midday in Boppard and have the afternoon to take in its lovely,

hotel near London St Pancras - 2 to 4-star options - call for availability and prices

MV PRINSES CHRISTINA Deck Plan & Cabin prices

FLIGHT INFORMATION & OPTIONS Heathrow & Manchester • Flights are possible from these airports with a choice of airline, outbound and inbound time combinations to suit your preference. All are subject to availability at time of booking and some may have a supplement.

Cologne The MV Prinses Christina

Deck Cabin Deck Standard (LSTD) Main Deck Standard (MSTD) Main Deck De-Luxe (MDEL) Promenade Deck Standard (PRSTD) Promenade Deck De-Luxe (PRDEL)

Price pp £799 £899 £999 £1099 £1199

• Flights include 1 checked in bag (usually no more than 20kgs) and 1 carry on bag per person - weight and size of each subject to airline restrictions. • Flight time around 2hrs each way

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• Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.

Call 01895 83 33 33 09.00 to 17.30hrs Monday to Friday - 09.30 to 12.30hrs Saturdays • Email: info@gnvoyages.co.uk


MV Esmeralda★ ★ ★

GN Voyages is delighted to offer a cruises on-board the popular MV Esmeralda. This 3-star ship accommodates just 126 guests over two decks offering an intimate and comfortable experience as you relax while Europe’s most historic and romantic scenery slips quietly by. The ship’s crew are well-known for their friendliness and Lounge

ability to make guests feel truly at home. Lounge The MV Esmeralda has an elegant lounge, which was renovated in 2011, with leather sofas and armchairs. Situated at the front of the ship on the Promenade deck it offers comfort and panoramic views. Morning coffee and afternoon tea are served daily in

Restaurant

the lounge. There is a stairlift between the main deck and the promenade deck. Sun Deck The large sun deck is partially covered. Restaurant The elegantly furnished restaurant is situated on the Main deck. All cruises on board

Bar

the MV Esmeralda start the day with a sumptuous buffet breakfast followed by threecourse lunches and four-course dinners with table service and a choice of menu. On the last night of the cruise guests are invited to a special five-course Captain’s dinner. Cabins

The Lobby

The MV Esmeralda has 63 cabins, all are around 9sqm and have river-views, airconditioning, shower and toilet, two single beds and satellite TV. Cabins are located on the Main Deck and the upper Promenade Deck. Ship’s Stats Refurbished 2011 • Length: 90 metres • Breadth: 11.20 metres • Passenger Capacity: 126

Standard cabin

• Officers & Crew: 21• Passenger decks: 2 • Standard cabin area: approximately 9 sq m • Lifts: Stairlift between main deck and promenade deck

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New Year Rhine River Cruise 2017

BY RAIL OR AIR v29-11

FULL BOARD

Koblenz

5 Days from £699pp

Boppard

DATE - CODE Itinerary:

Day 4: NEW YEARS DAY

2017

Day 1: UK to Düsseldorf

Koblenz to Boppard

Depart London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet

29 Dec - Tour RY12

This morning we sail through the Rhine

DEPOSIT: £200pp

Gorge, passing the famous Lorelei Rock.

INCLUDED:

We arrive in Boppard early afternoonhave

• Escorted rail travel from London St

in the morning on Eurostar to Brussels arriving in just over 2 hours. Continue by train to Düsseldorf and the MV Prinses Christina, with time to settle in before

the time to take in its lovely, romantic

Pancras and Ebbsfleet to

dinner. Alternatively, travel to Cologne by

squares and the riverside Rhine Allee,

Dusseldorf and return from

air from regional UK airports with transfer

filled with trees. Overnight in Boppard.

to Düsseldorf – see flight information and

Welcome in the New Year with the

Day 5: Boppard to UK

Cologne OR flights with one piece of checked in luggage per couple to Cologne - see below

options. Overnight in Düsseldorf. After Breakfast we disembark and transfer

• 4-night full-board cruise on the

splendours and stunning scenery along

Day 2: Düsseldorf to Cologne

the Rhine on this relaxing river cruise.

Early morning we begin our cruise

Germany is famed for its celebrations

towards Cologne where we have free time

and this holiday includes visits to some

to explore on your own, the impressive

of the famous towns along the Rhine

Cathedral is certainly worth a visit as is the

during late afternoon. Or, transfer to

including Düsseldorf, Cologne, Koblenz

chocolate

Cologne Airport for your flight back to the

and Boppard. We welcome in the new

Overnight in Cologne.

Year in the stunning town of Koblenz

Day 3: NEW YEARS EVE

with a celebration dinner and enjoy the

Cologne to Koblenz

famous firework display. Relax on board

This morning we sail to Koblenz where the

the MV Esmeralda as she glides silkily past

Rhine meets the Moselle. We arrive early-

OPTIONS:

romantic hilltop castles, picturesque

afternoon and have time to explore this

• Pre/post departure overnight

vineyards and historic riverside towns.

lovely town before our New Year’s eve

hotel near London St Pancras - 2

Accommodation is in comfortable twin

dinner followed by entertainment in the

to 4-star options - call for

bedded cabins with breakfast, lunch and

lounge and the stunning firework display

availability and prices

dinner each day included as well as

over the Rhine in Koblenz. Overnight in

morning coffee and afternoon tea.

Koblenz.

to Cologne where we take the train to

museum

and

old

town.

MV Esmeralda sharing a twin bed outside cabin on Cabin Deck -

Brussels for our onward Eurostar to Cologne London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet arriving

UK.

upgrades available • Welcome cocktail on arrival • Cup of coffee/tea each morning and afternoon • Captain’s dinner

Cologne

• Transfers abroad • Services of our Cruise Director on board

FLIGHT INFORMATION & OPTIONS Heathrow & Manchester

MV ESMERALDA Deck Plan & Cabin prices

• Flights are possible from these airports with a choice of airline and outbound and inbound time combinations to suit your preference. All are subject to availability at time of booking and some may have a supplement.

The MV Esmeralda

• Flights include 1 checked in bag per couple (usually no more than 20kgs) and 1 carry on bag per person weight and size of each subject to airline restrictions. Deck Main Deck Rear(LR) Main Deck Standard (MSTD) Promenade Deck Standard (PRSTD)

Price pp £699 £799 £949

• Flight time around 2hrs each way

The Lounge

• Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.

Call 01895 83 33 33 09.00 to 17.30hrs Monday to Friday - 09.30 to 12.30hrs Saturdays • Email: info@gnvoyages.co.uk


Corinth Canal & Ancient Greece

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The Corinth Canal

Delphi

FULL BOARD

9 Days from £1799pp Join us on this rare opportunity to cruise through the Corinth Canal and to discover incomparable ancient history on this fascinating, small ship, circumnavigation of the Greek Peloponnese. With an English speaking expert guest speaker on board and a comprehensive optional excursion programme available, this promises to be a true voyage of discovery. Also included is a 1 night b&b stay at a central Athens hotel before the cruise. Itinerary: Day 1: UK to Athens Fly to Athens and transfer to your overnight hotel in the city centre (around 45 mins). Free time to relax and explore the city. Day 2: Embarkation The morning is free to relax at your hotel or for further exploration. Early afternoon short transfer to the port to board the Galileo. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet the crew and fellow passengers. Sail for Palaia Epidaurus. Evening arrival. Day 3: Palaia/Epidaurus - Nafplion Morning free to explore on your own. Optional 3-hour excursion £50pp: Depart early morning and drive to Ancient Epidaurus, reputed to be the birthplace of Apollo’s son Asclepius. We will visit the breathtaking fourth-century BC amphitheatre, in use again today. Return to the ship at lunchtime. Afternoon sailing to Nafplion. Overnight at port. Day 4: Nafplion/Mycenae - Monemvassia Free time to explore on your own. Optional 4-hour excursion £50pp: After a short walking tour of Nafplion, we

drive through the colourful city and the beautiful countryside of Argolis to Mycenae. Visit the remains of the ancient city - the Lion’s Gate, the Palace, the socalled Agamemnon Tomb and museum. Afternoon sailing and visit to Monemvassia. Overnight sailing to Gythion. Day 5: Gythion/Mani & Diros Cave Day free to explore on your own. Optional 6 hour excursion £60: Drive to the Mani peninsula and Cape Tenaro plus the spectacular Dirou Caves with their stalactites and stalagmites. We will then drive to nearby Areopolis for a short stroll through the town. Overnight sailing to Pylos. Day 6: Pylos/Nestor’s Palace A full day to enjoy this picture-perfect seaside town on the southwest corner of the Peloponnese. In 1827 a fleet ofEnglish, French and Russian ships defeated an Ottoman fleet in one of the most important naval battles in history which led to Greece’ independence in 1829. Optional 3.5 hour excursion £54: From Pylos we drive to Nestor’s Palace, the remains of which occupy a scenic hilltop setting north of Pylos. We then make the short trip to the town of Hora where a superb museum holds thousands of artifacts recovered from the site. Overnight sailing to Katakolon. Day 7: Katakolon/Olympia - Patras - Itea Early morning arrival in Katakolon to disembark those taking the excursion to Olympia. Continue sailing to Patras. Optional full day excursion £75pp:

DATES - CODES See below DEPOSIT: £450pp INCLUDED: • Return flights to Athens with luggage from a choice of UK airports - see below • 1 night hotel b&b in Athens

Early morning drive to Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games. Guided tour and Olympia museum visit. Lunch in the town and visit the museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity. Free time before driving to Patras to rejoin the ship. Afternoon sailing to Itea in the Gulf of Corinth. Overnight at Itea. Day 8: Itea/Delphi - Corinth Canal Athens Free time to explore on your own. Optional 3.5 hour excursion £52pp: We drive to Delphi, one of the most revered sites of the ancient world, built on a stunning mountainside location. Guided walking tour included. This afternoon we sail from Itea through the amazing Corinth Canal to Athens. Overnight in Marina Zea Day 9: Marina Zea Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK. A further 1 or 2 night hotel b&b stay in Athens can be arranged or may be required at extra cost subject to flight availability and schedules.

Galileo Deck Plans

• Full-board: 7 American buffet breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners, including a Greek Evening and Captain’s Dinner. Regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water free all day. • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability). • English speaking expert Guest Speaker & Multilingual Cruise Escort. • Transfers in Athens OPTIONS: • SHORE EXCURSIONS - these can be pre-booked and paid for in Sterling individually, OR pre-book all 6 for £341pp. • Beverages (unless stated). • Gratuities - discretionary. ATHENS HOTELS Stay in central Athens at the Athens Lotus Hotel or similar breakfast included. Upgrade to the 5* Royal Olympic or similar for £100pp per night.

Prices & cabin options Cabin Category SUN DECK

Departure dates 2017: .

A

B

C

Single Occupancy

Cruise CA3 UPPER DECK

Mar 16, 23, 30

2399 2099 1799

2299

Cruise CA4 MAINDECK

Apr 6, 13

2799

2499 2199

2699

Cruise CA10 Oct 19, 26

2799 2499

2199

2699

2099 1799

2299

Cruise CA11 LOWER DECK

Nov 2, 9

2399

Note: Price subject to cabin grade and flight availability at time of booking – supplement may apply. Category A

• 7 night cruise sharing a double bed lower deck standard cabin with private SH/WC & air conditioning – see upgrade options below

Category B

Category C

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FLIGHT INFORMATION & OPTIONS • Flights are Heathrow possible from Gatwick these airports Manchester with a choice of airline and Edinburgh • Flights include 1 checked in bag (usually no more than 20kgs) and 1 carry on bag per person - weight and size of each subject to airline restrictions. • Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.

several outbound and inbound time combinations to suit your preference. All are subject to availability at time of booking and some may have a supplement. • Flight time around 3.5 hours each way


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MS Galileo

MS Galileo

Motor Sailer Galileo The 48-meter Galileo is a classic steel hull motor sailer, which can accommodate up to 49 passengers in 25 cabins. MS Galileo has spacious and well-appointed interiors renovated in 2016. At the main deck, a lounge area with an American bar leads into a warm and elegant dining room finished with wood and leather. Outside the rear, shaded upper deck area has a bar and the ship’s sun deck is equipped with sun beds and deckchairs. The 25 guest cabins are located on Upper and Lower Decks, all with large portholes. Elegantly decorated, they have either twin or queen sized beds and bathroom with shower en suite. All cabins are fully air-conditioned and offer storage space, telephones (for internal use),

A cabin

mini safe, hairdryer and flat screen TV.

The main dining/lounge area

Upper deck bar area

The main dining/lounge area

B twin cabin

NOTE: The itinerary may be changed at the discretion of Variety Cruises and the Vessel's Captain in case of adverse weather conditions - winds of 6/7 beaufort or more; on port authorities not allowing a vessel to leave port or in case of other extraordinary conditions. Such itinerary changes do not automatically entitle passengers to any refunds but Variety Cruises guarantees that passengers are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation on time for their flights.

Call 01895 83 33 33 09.00 to 17.30hrs Monday to Friday - 09.30 to 12.30hrs Saturdays • Email: info@gnvoyages.co.uk


MS Swiss Pearl★★★★Superior

GN Voyages is exclusively chartering the elegant, four-star Superior MS Swiss Pearl in 2017. This beautiful ship was renovated to a high standard in 2012. She accommodates 119 guests in spacious and comfortable cabins, furnished with quality materials in cool, colourful combinations to create a relaxing ambience The impressive Reception on the Ruby deck and the adjacent areas resemble a top quality boutique hotel. At the front of the ship you will enjoy the magnificent lounge with bar, spacious dance floor and easy chairs. The ship also has an indoor pool, sauna and whirlpool. Swimming pool

Restaurant The restaurant on the Emerald Deck features large picture windows. It is light and airy with elegant decor and furnishings engendering a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Diners can enjoy generous buffet breakfasts, plus lunches from the buffet and served at your table. Dinner is a daily highlight with four courses served at your table. On one of the nights of the cruise guests are invited to a special Captain’s dinner. Leisure facilities In the centre of the ship there is a stylish library. Under the large awning on the Sun Deck there

Restaurant

are plenty of chairs and deck chairs for guests’ comfort. On the Emerald deck you will find the wellness centre with swimming pool, sauna and whirlpool. Cabins The Ship has two cabin decks: the upper ‘Ruby’ deck on the same level as the reception, bar, lounge, stairs to the restaurant and ship gangway entrance/exit; and the lower ‘Emerald’ deck. The cabins are decorated in warm colours and beautiful fabrics and have hotel-style beds which can all be configured as either 2 singles or 1 double bed, except for the Emerald deck rear cabins

Bar

with 2 singles only format. All have panoramic window, TV, minibar, safe, hair dryer, air conditioning, shower and WC. Suites The MS Swiss Pearl has two mini suites on the Ruby upper deck. These spacious suites are equipped with all the facilities of the standard cabins plus a queen-size double bed. Ship’s stats Length: 110 meters • Breadth: 11.40 metres • Passenger Capacity: 119 • Officers and Crew: 32 • Passengers decks: 2

A standard cabin made up as a double

Lounge

Sauna

Reception

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60s Rock the Rhine Christmas Markets River Cruise

BY RAIL OR AIR 14-12

FULL BOARD PLUS

Mainz

GN Voyages ly Cruises Fun & Friend

Free Drinks Over 40s Only

GN EXCLUSIVE CHARTER Join us on a fun and friendly cruise down memory lane as we party to 60s sounds, with a star tribute artiste and GN’s entertainment team, along the magnificent Rhine. Our cruise takes in magical Christmas markets in the historic riverside towns of Koblenz, Rüdesheim and Mainz, plus the popular town of Boppard with an attractive riverside promenade and a Christmas shop open 12 months of the year. These lovely attractions are just a stroll from the ship, so there’s no coach transfers or optional excursions to buy. Our home for this festive cruise is the 4star superior MS Swiss Pearl which boasts a heated indoor pool and sauna, plus spacious cabins with hotel style beds. Add to this free drinks throughout, delicious food and a funpacked entertainment programme on board, and this is the perfect start to the festive season. Itinerary: Day 1: UK to Cologne Depart London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet mid-morning on the Eurostar to Brussels, arriving in just over 2 hours. Continue by coach to Cologne and the MS Swiss Pearl. Alternative travel to and from Cologne can be made from regional UK airports – see flight information and options. Time to settle into your cabin or explore Cologne before the ship departs early evening. Dinner and entertainment on-board. Overnight sailing to Boppard. Day 2: Boppard to Rüdesheim

Early morning arrival in Boppard, with free time to enjoy this picturesque town. The town’s treasures include romantic squares and small lanes as well as the Rhine Allee, filled with trees and decorations. Midday the ship departs Boppard and we journey through the Rhine Gorge to Rüdesheim, the highlight of the Rhine, passing hilltop castles, picturesque towns, vine-clad slopes and the famous

Christmas Market opens late morning. Return to the ship for lunch when we set sail for the historic old town of Mainz. At this time of year the market square is a blaze of lights against the imposing back-drop of the thousandyear-old Cathedral of St Martin. Showmen and craftsmen offer Christmas specialities and original presents. Captains dinner and overnight in Mainz. Day 4: Mainz to Koblenz

Cruise

• •

Lorelei Rock, arriving late afternoon. On arrival your cruise director will take those who wish to the famous Drosselgasse - a unique cobbled lane just 144 metres long, packed with bars, restaurants and live music and to the Christmas Market. Dinner and entertainment on-board. Day 3: Rüdesheim to Mainz This morning is free in Rüdesheim, the

This morning we sail from Mainz and have another opportunity to enjoy the stunning journey through the Lorelei Passage and Rhine Gorge on our journey to Koblenz. Festive entertainment on board. We arrive in Koblenz mid-afternoon. You will be free to explore on your own, and our staff will be on hand to escort you to the Christmas Market located in the old town. Dinner and entertainment onboard. Overnight sailing to Cologne. Day 5: Cologne to UK After breakfast we disembark and transfer by coach to Brussels where we take the Eurostar to London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet arriving during the afternoon. Or, transfer to Cologne airport for your flight back to the UK.

Entertainment

5 Days from £699pp DATE - CODE 2017 5 December - Tour SP12 DEPOSIT: £150pp INCLUDED: • Escorted Return rail travel from London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet to Brussels and coach transfer to Cologne OR return flights to Cologne - see below • 4 nights full board plus cruise on the ms Swiss Pearl sharing a Emerald Deck rear twin-bed cabin - upgrades available • House wine by the glass (white & red), draft beer, juices, soft drinks, water, tea & coffee from the bar 10am to 1am daily, and served in the restaurant at lunch & dinner • 4 buffet breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners with coffee (including the Captain’s dinner) • Afternoon coffee/tea and pastries • Entertainment • Transfers abroad • Services of our Cruise Director on board Accommodation Options: • Pre/post departure overnight hotel near London St Pancras - 2 to 4-star options - call for availability and prices.

4-STAR MS SWISS PEARL Deck Plan & Cabin prices

FLIGHT INFORMATION & OPTIONS Heathrow, Stansted Manchester

Rüdesheimer Kaffee Rüdesheim

Suite/Cabin Grade:

S

Ruby Deck Suite Queen Double

£999pp

A

Ruby Deck twin or double

£899pp

B

Emerald Deck Mid twin or double £799pp

C

Emerald Deck Rear twin or double £749pp

D

Emerald Deck Rear twin

£699pp

E

Emerald Deck triple

£699pp

• Flights are possible from these airports with a choice of airline, outbound and inbound time combinations to suit your preference. All are subject to availability at time of booking and some may have a supp't. • Flights include 1 checked in bag per couple (usually no more than 20kgs) and 1 carry on bag per person weight and size subject to airline rules. • Flight time around 2 hrs each way. • Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.

Call 01895 83 33 33 09.00 to 17.30hrs Monday to Friday - 09.30 to 12.30hrs Saturdays • Email: info@gnvoyages.co.uk


GN Voyages & GN Holidays Booking Conditions & Important Information YOUR CONTRACT IS WITH GOOD NEWS HOLIDAYS LTD (TRADING AS GN HOLIDAYS & GN VOYAGES) ABTA NUMBER Y0291. ATOL NUMBER 9362 1. YOUR HOLIDAY CONTRACT: When you make a booking you guarantee that you have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of your party the terms of these booking conditions. A contract will exist as soon as we issue our confirmation invoice. This contract is made on the terms of these booking conditions, which are governed by English Law, and the jurisdiction of the English Courts. If you had not seen these terms and conditions when you made your booking and you are not happy to proceed with the booking now that you have seen them please return all documentation to us, within 7 days of the date of original invoice. Your booking will be cancelled and your monies will be returned in full, provided you have not commenced your travel. This clause does not apply if your booking was made after the usual final balance due date – 8 weeks or more depending on the holiday booked. 2. YOUR FINANCIAL PROTECTION: The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 require us to provide security for the monies that you pay for the package holidays booked with us and for your repatriation in the event of our insolvency. We have a bond lodged with ABTA, which provides you with financial security for our coach, rail and self-drive holidays. Your Financial Protection When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable). If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the nonprovision of the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent (or your credit card issuer where applicable). You also agree that any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme. 3. ABTA: We are a Member of ABTA, membership number Y0291. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. We can also offer you an arbitration scheme for the resolution of disputes arising out of, or in connection with this contract. Further information on the Code and arbitration can be found on ABTA’s website www.abta.com. The arbitration scheme is arranged by ABTA and administered independently by IDRS, part of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. It provides for a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability on you in respect of costs. Full details will be provided on request or can be obtained from the ABTA website. The scheme does not apply to claims for an amount greater than £5,000 per person. There is also a limit of £25,000 per booking form. Neither does it apply to claims, which are solely in respect of physical injury or illness or their consequences. The scheme can however deal with compensation claims which include an element of minor injury or illness subject to a limit of £1,000 on the amount the arbitrator can award per person in respect of this element. The application for arbitration and Statement of Claim must be received by IDRS within nine months of the date of return from the holiday. Outside this time limit arbitration under the Scheme may still be available if the company agrees, but the ABTA Code does not require such agreement. For injury and illness claims, you may like to use the ABTA/Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Mediation Procedure. This is a voluntary scheme and requires us to agree for mediation to go ahead. The aim is to help you resolve your dispute in a quick and cost effective way. Details on request or from www.abta.com. 4. YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE: (a) We reserve the right to alter the prices of any of the holidays shown in our brochure. You will be advised of the current price of the holiday that you wish to book before your contract is confirmed. (b) When you book you must pay the deposit amount stated in the brochure or as advised. The remainder/balance of the holiday cost must be paid at least 8 weeks before commencement of the holiday OR sooner for some cruise/premium holidays as stated in this brochure. (c) The price of your travel arrangements may include an element paid in Euros. Unless otherwise stated in the tour details, the rate of exchange applicable to the holiday(s) in this brochure was based on 1.1 Euro to 1GBP. (d) Changes in transportation costs, including the cost of fuel, taxes or fees chargeable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports and exchange rates mean that the price of your travel arrangements may change after you have booked. However there will be no change within 30 days of your departure. We will absorb and you will not be charged for any increase equivalent to 2% of the price of your travel arrangements, which excludes insurance premiums and any amendment charges. You will be charged for the amount over and above that, plus an administration charge of £1.00 per person together with an amount to cover sellers’ commission. If this means that you have to pay an increase of more than 10% of the price of your travel arrangements, you will have the option of accepting a change to another holiday if we are able to offer one (if this is of equivalent or higher quality you will not have to pay more but if it is of lower quality you will be refunded the difference in price), or cancelling and receiving a full refund of all monies paid, except for any amendment charges. We will consider an appropriate refund of insurance premiums paid if you can show that you are unable to transfer or reuse your policy. Should you decide to cancel for this reason, you must exercise your right to do so within 14 days from the issue date printed on your final invoice. Should the price of your holiday go down due to the changes mentioned above, by more than 2% of your holiday cost, then any refund due will be paid to you. However, please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your travel due to contractual and other protection in place. 5. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING: If, after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date or accommodation, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the person who made the booking. You will be asked to pay an administration charge (amounts vary dependent upon at what stage the

Period before departure Amount retained Amount retained within which cancellation shown as % of shown as % of letter is received HOLIDAY price DAY TRIP price 100% Deposit More than 56 days 100% 30% 56 - 49 days 100% 50% 48 - 22 days 100% 75% 21 - 8 days 100% 100% 7-1 days 100% 100% Departure day change is made and the type of holiday – ask for details), and any further cost we incur in making this alteration. You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible. Note: Certain travel arrangements may not be changeable after a reservation has been made and any alteration request could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements. 6. IF YOU CANCEL YOUR HOLIDAY: You, or any member of your party, may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. Written notification from the person who made the booking must be received at our offices by letter or e-mail. (telephone cancellations are not accepted) Since we incur costs in cancelling your travel arrangements, you will have to pay the applicable cancellation charges up to the total holiday price. Note: If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges. A transfer of holiday arrangements to a later departure date, or to a holiday costing less will normally be treated as a cancellation and re-booking (see table below). Please note different cancellation charges to those shown above may apply to some cruise bookings – please refer to the Cruise Line’s own terms & conditions, when shown, for the scale of charges. 7. IF WE CHANGE OR CANCEL YOUR HOLIDAY: It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements, but we do plan the arrangements many months in advance. Occasionally, we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. Most of these changes will be minor and we will advise you of them at the earliest possible date. We also reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements. For example, if the minimum number of clients required for a particular travel arrangement is not reached, we may have to cancel it. However, we will not cancel your travel arrangements less than 8 weeks, or as stated in this brochure, before your departure date except for reasons of force majeure or failure by you to pay the final balance. If we are unable to provide the booked travel arrangements, you can either have a refund of all monies paid or accept an offer of alternative travel arrangements of comparable standard from us, if available (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value). In accordance with EU Regulation 2111/2005 we are required to advise you of the actual carrier operating your flight/connecting flight/transfer. We do this by listing carriers to be used or likely to be used in the brochure/ on the confirmation. Any changes to the actual airline after you have received your tickets will be notified to you as soon as possible and in all cases at check-in or at the boarding gate. Such a change is deemed to be a minor change. Other examples of minor changes include alteration of your outward/return flights by less than 12 hours, changes to aircraft type, change of accommodation to another of the same standard. If we make a major change to your holiday, we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure. You will have the choice of either accepting the change of arrangements, accepting an offer of alternative travel arrangements of comparable standard from us if available (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value), or cancelling your booked holiday and receiving a full refund of all monies paid. In all cases, except where the major change arises due to reasons of force majeure, The compensation that we offer does not exclude you from claiming more if you are entitled to do so. Force Majeure: We will not pay you compensation if we have to cancel or change your travel arrangements in any way because of unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control. These can include, for example, war, riot, industrial dispute, terrorist activity and its consequences, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions, epidemics and pandemics, unavoidable technical problems with transport. 8. IF YOU HAVE A COMPLAINT: If you have a problem during your holiday, please inform the relevant supplier (e.g. your hotelier) immediately. When your holiday is escorted you should also inform your Tour Manager/Coach Driver who will endeavour to put things right. In the event they are unable to resolve the matter you should contact our office on 01895 83 33 33 or on the out-of-hours emergency number which you will find on your itinerary. If your complaint is not resolved locally, please follow this up within 28 days of your return home by writing to our Customer Services Department at GN Holidays, 3 Station Approach, Higher Denham, Uxbridge, Middx, UB9 5EL giving your booking reference and all other relevant information. Please keep your letter concise and to the point. This will assist us to quickly identify your concerns and speed up our response to you. It is strongly recommended that you communicate any complaint to the supplier of the services in question as well as to our representative without delay and complete a report form whilst in resort. If you fail to follow this simple procedure we will have been deprived of the opportunity to investigate and rectify your complaint whilst you were in resort and this may affect your rights under this contract. 9. OUR LIABILITY TO YOU: If the contract we have with you is not performed or is improperly performed by us or our suppliers we will pay you appropriate compensation if this has affected the enjoyment of your travel arrangements. However we will not be liable where any failure in the performance of the contract is due to: you; or a third party unconnected with the provision of the travel arrangements and where the failure is unforeseeable or unavoidable; or unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised; or an event which we or our suppliers, even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall. Our liability, except in cases involving death, injury or illness, shall be limited to a maximum of two times the cost of your travel arrangements. Our liability will also be limited in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to: (a) The contractual terms of the companies that provide the transportation for your travel arrangements. These terms are incorporated into this contract; and (b) Any relevant international convention, for example the Montreal Convention in respect of travel by air, the Athens Convention in respect of travel by sea, the Berne Convention in respect of travel by rail and the Paris Convention in respect of the provision of accommodation, which limit the amount of compensation that you can claim for death, injury, delay to passengers and loss, damage and delay to luggage. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of any limitation of compensation contained in these or any conventions. You can ask for copies of the transport companies' contractual terms, or the international conventions, from our offices GN Holidays, 3 Station Approach, Higher Denham, Uxbridge, Middx, UB9 5EL. Under EU law (Regulation 261/2004) you have rights in some circumstances to refunds and/or compensation from your airline in cases of denied boarding, cancellation or delay to flights. Full details of these rights will be publicised at EU airports and will also be available from airlines. However reimbursement in such cases will

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not automatically entitle you to a refund of your holiday cost from us. Your right to a refund and/or compensation from us is set out in clause 6. If any payments to you are due from us, any payment made to you by the airline will be deducted from this amount. If your airline does not comply with these rules you should complain to the Air Transport Users' Council on 020 7240 6061 www.auc.org.uk 10. PROMPT ASSISTANCE IN RESORT: if the contract we have with you is not performed or is improperly performed as a result of failures attributable to a third party unconnected with the provision of the services, or as a result of failures due to unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised, or an event which we or our suppliers, even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall, and you suffer an injury or other material loss, we will offer you such prompt assistance as is reasonable in the circumstances. 11. PASSPORT, VISA AND IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS: Your specific passport and visa requirements, and other immigration requirements are your responsibility and you should confirm these with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel because you have not complied with any passport, visa or immigration requirements. 12. HOLIDAYS BY COACH: Coaches used are modern and comfortable, usually with WC. In the event of operational difficulties, on day tours and on short journeys we reserve the right to use coaches without this facility. All coach departure points are offered subject to a minimum of 8 passengers joining at each. However, we will do our utmost to meet all pick-up requests regardless of this minimum subject to operational constraints such as driver hours regulations. Your actual departure point and time will be confirmed with your travel documents. COACH SEAT NUMBERS will be printed on your travel documents please notify us of any special requests at the time of booking. Smoking and/or alcohol consumption are not permitted on the coaches. No-one will be allowed to board the coach if they are considered to be at our sole discretion unfit to travel through excessive alcohol consumption. 13. HOLIDAYS BY TRAIN: Where possible we will reserve seats for your journeys, but we cannot always guarantee that seats will be together or in the direction of travel. Please be aware that trains in Europe are often double-deck, and, we have no control over which deck we are allocated. Where we travel by overnight sleeper train beds are upper and lower unless stated otherwise. 14. EXCURSIONS: Excursions or other tours that you may choose to book or pay for whilst you are on holiday are not part of your package holiday provided by us. 15. FITNESS TO TRAVEL/ REFUSED TRAVEL: At check-in we reserve the right to refuse travel to anyone who has failed to declare to us in advance any mobility limitations/ and or health issues, and who in our opinion, is not fit to travel because they are a danger to themselves or other travellers. In this instance no refund or compensation will be paid. 16. ACCOMMODATION ONLY: Where accommodation only is provided, transportation to and from the accommodation is your sole responsibility. 17. TICKETS: Travel documents/ tickets with timings and final itineraries will normally be sent to you around 7 days before departure. 18. JOINING OUR HOLIDAYS: Your arrangements with us begin and end at the point you join our holiday. We cannot accept any responsibility for travel arrangements you make to or from this point. (For those who need to make independent travel arrangements to get to a station/airport or who need to arrange an overnight hotel prior to/after a tour - we recommend you check with us, and wait until we are in a position to confirm exact timings before you book or make any reservations.) 19. TRAVEL INSURANCE: It is a condition of travel that everyone travelling outside mainland UK must have adequate insurance cover – details of the insurance for everyone in your party must be notified to GN Holidays no later than at the time of paying your balance. As a result of recent changes in legislation GN Holidays have chosen not to sell travel insurance. Regrettably our staff are not able to offer help or advice on this subject nor able to recommend insurers. 20. TRAVEL DELAYS: Occasionally delays will occur. In the event we will work closely with all carriers to ensure the delay is as short as possible. We will try to make sure that arrangements are made for refreshments, when appropriate, but these arrangements will usually be the responsibility of the carrier. Any claim for delays should be directed to your travel insurer. In the unlikely event your flight is delayed more than 4 hours or cancelled, you should contact GN Holidays for guidance. It is your responsibility to obtain written confirmation of the delay/ cancellation from the airline/ rail operator before you leave the airport/ station – this will be required should it be necessary to claim on your travel insurance. 21. PORTERAGE: Porterage is not included unless indicated in the holiday description. Our Tour Managers are not able to offer any luggage assistance. When packing your luggage, please remember that it is you that will have to carry it. 22. BROCHURE INFORMATION & TIMINGS: All information in our brochures is correct at the time of going to print. All timings given are approximate (often firm schedules are not available when a tour is first put on sale). Precise timings and a full itinerary will be sent to you with your travel documents. You are asked to remember that very occasionally resort or other facilities may be withdrawn for maintenance or other reasons beyond our control, such as the sudden onset of adverse weather conditions. In these unusual circumstances we shall bear no resulting liability. Any photographs/ illustrations shown in this brochure are representative of the type of holiday/ country/ area(s) visited and do not necessarily depict your exact accommodation/ destination unless stated. 23. ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR: Anti-social behaviour of any kind will not be tolerated on our holidays. We reserve the right to terminate your holiday at any time if in our opinion, or the opinion of any person in authority your behaviour causes offence, danger, damage or distress to other people. In this event our responsibility for your holiday will cease. You will be liable for any additional costs incurred and NO refund will be given for any part of the tour not undertaken. If your actions cause damage, or result in your transportation being delayed or diverted, you agree to fully indemnify us against any claim (including legal costs) made against us by, or on behalf of, the recipient/ owner. 24. DATA PROTECTION POLICY: Please be assured we take every step to protect your personal information. Data is not used for any other purpose, or passed to any third party, other than in conjunction with travel arrangements booked or as required by law i.e to security services/immigration or when the the holiday was advertised as a ‘Reader Offer’ to the publisher of the offer. GN Holidays (or the publisher) may contact you from time to time by telephone, mail or e-mail with offers of goods and services. If you prefer us (or the publisher) not to contact you, for this purpose please write to us at GN Holidays, 3 Station Approach, Higher Denham, Uxbridge, Middx, UB9 5EL. This brochure is our responsibility, as your tour operator. It is not issued on behalf of, and does not commit any airline or rail company mentioned herein whose services are used in the course of your travel arrangements.


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