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2019 - 2020

Escorted Holidays

Rail • Air


22 Years of Quality Travel - 1997 to 2019 v07-01

Dear ‘voyager’

Rail Travel with GN Voyages

Flight options and holidays by air also available

I am delighted to present you this unique selection of escorted holidays by rail and air. From the The Riviera of Flowers to Vietnam, we will take you to must see destinations and events rarely offered by

ST PANCRAS PRE & POST DEPARTURE HOTELS

other holiday companies.

For your comfort and convenience

We’ve been in business since 1997, so you can rest assured our holidays

near St Pancras station before and

come with plenty of experience and know how. We are passionate

after your holiday. Hotels range

about what we do and we believe in quality, personal service and value

from 2 to 4 star. Please call for

we can arrange overnight hotels

availability and prices.

for money.

ST PANCRAS DEPARTURES Departure times range from early morning to mid afternoon (see itinerary), with check-in closing at least 1 hour before the train departs - exact times confirmed to us 8 weeks before travel. Champagne check-in opens 2 hours before departure. Please bear this in mind when planning your journey to St Pancras.

You’re in safe hands too, as all our holidays 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 with every aspect of your holiday managed by us - something you don’t get with D.I.Y travel. With our Rail Holidays the journey is as important as the final destination, an experience to satisfy your spirit of adventure, without challenging your survival skills. If you’re not content with just lazing around the pool or hiding away for a quiet read this selection of holidays is definitely for you. Stunning scenery, history, culture, fun and lasting memories are the order of the day - albeit at a relaxed pace with all the organising and arrangements taken care of by us and your experienced Tour Manager. We look forward to welcoming you on board.

Perry Mahoney GN Holidays & Voyages Founder & Managing Director

EBBSFLEET & ASHFORD DEPARTURES Selected departures can also be joined at Ebbsfleet or Ashford (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.

TRAVEL & LUGGAGE 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.

and quote the holiday code

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.

We are open 09.00 to 17.30hrs Monday to Friday 09.30 to 12.30hrs Saturdays Closed Bank Holiday weekends

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

Booking is easy - call. .

01895 83 33 33

More holiday details online. .

www.gnholidays.com Email: info@gnvoyages.com

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. All holidays are organised and operated by GN Holidays & Voyages, 3 Station Approach, Higher Denham, Uxbridge UB9 5EL, ABTA Y0291 & ATOL9362 protected.

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.

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 connect with the European rail network including the TGV for 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.

Travel Aware Staying Safe & Healthy Abroad There’s lots going on in this fast moving world and we all need to play our part in keeping safe whether at home or on holiday. Travel is exciting and we all look forward to having fun on our holidays but there’s no harm in keeping informed by viewing the latest Foreign Office advice for the country or countries you are visiting - www.gov.uk/travelaware

IMPORTANT Please Help us to Help You 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 users of mobility scooters, wheelchairs or walking aids (frames, sticks, etc).

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Riviera of Flowers, Monaco & Portofino

BY RAIL v17-01

SEMI-ALL-INCLUSIVE

Free Drinks *Direct train to the Med

7 Days from £899pp

Portofino

DATES - PRICES - CODES

This super holiday, taking in the French

at the hotel.

Day 6: Dolceacqua

and Italian Rivieras, starts at St Pancras

Day 2: Diano Marina

Today we have a half day excursion to

or Ashford where we board the

Free day to enjoy the resort. Dinner

Dolceacqua, a medieval village at the

Eurostar direct to the Mediterranean.

and free drinks at the hotel.

On the Riviera enjoy free drinks every night and visits to Monaco, Portofino & Dolceacqua.

Day 3: Monaco After breakfast join our included excursion to Monaco where you can

Direct train to the Mediterranean

enjoy the glitz, glamour and relaxed

Escorted travel is by direct Eurostar

atmosphere of this tiny principality.

2019 18 May 3 June 15 Sept

£899pp £999pp £949pp

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foot of the Rebuffao mountains. Here you can meander through the village streets and climb to the 12th century castle, or cross the single-arch bridge to the 15th century ‘new’ town. Dinner

DEPOSIT: By Rail £50pp INCLUDED: • Escorted by rail and throughout abroad

train from London St Pancras and

Enjoy a coffee in the famous Café de

and free drinks at the hotel.

Ashford

Day 7: Diano Marina to UK

Pancras or Ashford to Marseille

After an early breakfast we depart the

direct**. Return train direct from

to

Marseilles

(no

• Eurostar rail travel London St

train

Paris in Casino Square; marvel at the

changes), continuing east along the

mega-yachts in Port Hercule from the

French Riviera coast by coach to Diano

harbourside, or from the water-taxi -

Marina, just over the Italian border,

just 2 euros each way; discover rustic

arriving in time for dinner and free

Monaco-Ville and the Royal Palace on

drinks at the hotel. The return will

the ‘Rock of Monaco’. Return to Diano

Note: Order of excursions are subject

room at Piccolo Hotel, Diano

either be by direct train from Marseille

Marina late afternoon. Dinner and free

to

Marina with buffet breakfasts &

or from Nice via Lille or Paris

drinks at the hotel.

conditions.

depending on the date and is subject to Eurostar schedule.

Day 4: Diano Marina

hotel by coach and return to Marseille

Marseille or from Nice Via Lille or Paris (dependent on date).

or Nice for our train to the UK. • 6 nights sharing a twin/double

change

depending

on

local

dinners and free drinks 6pm to 11pm every night - local brands of

Your hotel

beer, wine & spirits

Today is free to explore on your own or

No need to rush

your Tour Manager will be able to

Piccolo Hotel - 3-star - Diano Marina

You will have reserved seats on all

assist with local transport to nearby

Set in a quiet location within walking

trains and all stations are at the start or

towns such as San Remo or Alassio.

distance of the sea and centre of Diano

end of the line (except Lille and

Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.

Marina, the hotel has a panoramic

Day 5: Portofino

terrace

After an early breakfast we will travel

comfortable bar. All bedrooms have

by coach to Santa Margherita where

hotel near London St Pancras - 2

en-suite facilities, telephone, and

to 4-star options - call for

satellite TV. The restaurant offers a full

availability and prices

Ashford), allowing plenty of time for boarding and alighting. Itinerary:

and

restaurant

and

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• Excursions as stated • All transfers abroad ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS: • Single room supplement £140 • Pre/post departure overnight

Day 1: UK to Diano Marina

we join the ferry to Portofino. The

Early morning departure from London

approach to Portofino by boat is

St Pancras (from Ashford on request)

spectacular with coastal views not

direct to Marseille where we transfer

available by other transport. We return

your table. There’s free drinks between

Eurostars current schedule if it

by coach to Diano Marina and check-

to the hotel late afternoon. Dinner and

6pm and 11pm each night including

is altered the outbound will be

in at the Hotel. Dinner and free drinks

free drinks at the hotel.

local brands of beer, wine and spirits.

Monaco

Diano Marina

buffet breakfast and dinner served at

**Direct train is based on

via Paris or Lille.

Dolceacqua

The Piccolo Hotel - inset roof terrace view

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

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Puglia, Matera & Trulli House Experience

BY RAIL OR AIR v09-10

Matera

Alberobello Trulli Houses

Stay in a Trulli House

10 Days by Rail from £1499pp 8 Days by Air from £1199pp DATES - PRICES - CODES Come with us to Puglia, in the ‘heel’ of Italy, for a super 2-centre holiday staying in traditional Trulli houses in Alberobello, and a super 4 star hotel in Otranto on the sun-bleached south coast. Included excursions take-in the beautiful cities of Ostuni and Lecce – known as the Florence of the south, and breathtaking Matera in neighbouring Basilicata. The coast is blessed with Caribbean like beaches, crystal clear blue waters and lovely towns including Trani and Gallipoli, and lesser known Santa Ceasarea Terme taken in on a panoramic coast road drive to Santa Maria di Leuca on the southern most tip of Italy’s heel. Itinerary: Day 1: Rail - UK to Turin or Milan Check-in at St Pancras or Ebbsfleet for an early morning departure to Paris. In Paris we transfer to the Gare de Lyon station and join our TGV train to Turin or Milan where we spend our first night. Day 2: Rail – Turin to Alberobello Air – UK to Alberobello (Day 1) Morning transfer to the station where we join the fast train to Bari. Alternatively check in at Stansted Airport for the direct flight to Bari. On arrival we transfer by coach to Alberobello where we check into our traditional Trulli houses, our home for the next four-nights. Day 3: Alberobello After breakfast in the Trulli Holiday restaurant enjoy a guided walk through Alberobello, famed for its traditional Trulli houses with distinctive conical roofs and white exterior. Originally built using dry wall construction methods, they could be quickly dismantled to avoid feudal property taxes. Today, the Trulli are seen throughout the region, with the highest concentration in Alberobello, a Unesco World Heritage site since 1996, where many are now treasured and comfortable homes, holiday lets, shops and restaurants. This afternoon there will be an optional excursion to the nearby seaside town of Polignano a Mare (excursion payable locally cost dependant on participants). Dinner included in a local restaurant in Alberobello. Trani

Day 4: Matera After breakfast we visit Matera. A Unesco site, this remarkable cities’ Sassi (cave-town), built overlooking a spectacular ravine, is one of the oldest living cities in the world and one of Italy’s most interesting and unusual destinations. Often used as backdrop in films, Matera featured in Mel Gibson's film The Passion of the Christ. This afternoon we return to Alberobello for time at leisure. Day 5: Trani After breakfast we visit the fishing town of Trani on Puglia’s north east coast. The historic centre with its glossy limestone streets, medieval churches and charming Palace area are a joy to explore, and the pristine harbour side with a wide traffic free promenade, cafes, bars and restaurants is perfect for lunch. We return to Alberobello stopping en route at a local farm to experience the making of the regions famous mozzarella. Evening at leisure in Alberobello. Day 6: Alberobello - Ostuni - Lecce - Otranto After breakfast we depart Alberobello and drive south to Otranto. En route we visit pearly white Ostuni. Built over three hills, it has the feel of a town on a Greek Island. We continue to Lecce, known as the Florence of the South, its distinctive baroque architecture is a joy to explore, along with countless museums, designer shops, quaint little bars and cafés and historic squares. From here we continue south into Puglia’s Salento region and our 4-star hotel in Otranto, a pretty seaside town with beaches, azure blue sea and a charming old quarter influenced by periods of Greek, Roman, Turkish and Napoleonic occupation. Dinner in at the hotel. Day 7: Coastal Highlights of the Heel of Italy This morning we join our coach for a stunning journey down the lower eastern coast of Puglia through Santa Cesarea Terme stopping at the picturesque little town of Tricase Porto before reaching the southern most point of the Puglia and the heel of Italy, Santa Maria di Leuca. From here we head north west to Gallipoli, a modern city with a historic centre located on a citadelle-

like island that juts out into the Ionian sea. Return to Otranto for dinner at the hotel.

6 June 2019

£1499

PGR6-2

Day 8: Otranto

30 June 2019

£1549

PGR7

Today is free in Otranto, your tour manager will be on hand with ideas for further exploration. Dinner at the hotel.

3 September 2019

£1529 PGR9-2

Day 9: Rail – Alberobello to Turin or Milan Air – Alberobello to UK (Day 8)

By Rail

18 September 2019 £1529 PGR9-3 13 October 2019

£1499 PGR10-2

By Air 7 June 2019

£1199 PGA6-2

1 July 2019

£1249 PGA7

4 September 2019

£1229 PGA9-2

This morning we depart the hotel after breakfast and travel by coach to Brindisi or Bari to join the flight or train home. The train will arrive in Turin or Milan early evening. Here we check into our hotel. Evening at leisure

14 October 2019

Day 10: Rail – Turin to UK

DEPOSIT: By rail £150pp / By air £200pp

Morning train from Turin to Paris Gare de Lyon Station and transfer to Gare du Nord station to take the Eurostar to London St Pancras or Ebbsfleet. Note: Order of excursions subject to change depending on local conditions. Your Accommodation Turin/Milan hotels: 2/3-star Trulli Houses - 3-star - Alberobello In the heart of Alberobello the ‘Trulli Holiday’ houses allow you to experience these historic buildings in complete comfort as they have been carefully refurbished and furnished with a combination of contemporary and traditional styles, modern shower room, kitchenette airconditioning, heating, TV and fridge. Continental style buffet breakfasts are included at the Trulli Holiday restaurant in the town’s main square, just a short stroll from your Trulli. Hotel Vittoria - 4-star -Otranto Situated in the heart of Otranto, just a short walk from the beach and old quarter, the hotel has a spa, a luxury wellness centre, gym, a summer outdoor swimming pool, a bar and restaurant for buffet breakfasts and 4-course dinners. All rooms are ensuite with airconditioning, telephone, TV , hairdryer, Safe and minibar.

Ostuni

19 September 2019 £1229 PGA9-3 £1199 PGA10-2

INCLUDED: • Escorted throughout • Return rail travel from London St Pancras (Ebbsfleet on request) or flight with luggage to Bari/Brindisi - supp’t may apply see flight options below • 1 night hotel B&B sharing a twin/double room in Turin or Milan outbound & return if travelling by rail • 4 nights B&B sharing a twin/double Trulli House in Alberobello • 1 dinner in a local restaurant in Alberobello • 3 nights half board sharing a twin/double room at the 4-star Hotel Vittoria, Otranto • Excursions as stated • All transfers abroad ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS: • Single room supp’t £20 per person per night

FLIGHT INFORMATION & OPTIONS. Stansted - Bari

Otranto

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• Return flights are possible with Ryanair direct to Bari Airport. On arrival transfer to Alberobello. • Flights are subject to availability at time of booking and a supplement may apply. Includes 1 carry-on bag and 1 checked in bag per person. • Transfer time from Bari Airport to Alberobello is approximately 60 minutes. Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.

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The French Riviera - Cannes, St Tropez & Monaco

BY RAIL v04-03

4-STAR HOTEL IN CANNES

*Direct train to the Med Ile Sainte Marguerite

Cannes

8 Days from £899pp DATES - PRICES - CODES

Come with us to one of the world’s most photographed coastlines and home to so many iconic events and locations from the glitz and glamour of Cannes, St Tropez and Monaco, to the tranquil beauty of Sainte Marguerite Island, where the Man in the Iron Mask was incarcerated. Enjoy all the sparkle and grandeur without a film-star budget, staying in a 4 star hotel in Cannes from where we visit Sainte Marguerite Island, St Tropez, Port Grimaud and Monaco. Direct train to the Mediterranean Escorted travel is by direct Eurostar train from London St Pancras and Ashford to Marseilles (no train changes), continuing east along the French Riviera coast by coach to Cannes, arriving in time for dinner. The return will either be by direct train from Marseille or from Nice via Lille or Paris depending on the date and is subject to Eurostar schedule. No need to rush You will have reserved seats on all trains and all stations are at the start or end of the line (except Lille and Ashford), allowing plenty of time for boarding and alighting.

Day 2: Cannes Today is free in Cannes, your tour manager will give a short orientation tour. Day 3: Cannes & Boat Trip to Ile Sainte Marguerite This morning we travel by boat to Ile Sainte Margurite, a stunning island, 2 square miles in size, just a short cruise from Cannes. This is where the man (or woman) in the Iron mask was imprisoned in the fort in the 17th century, the subject of the famous Alexandre Dumas novel. Day 4: St Tropez & Port Grimaud We join our coach and travel to St Tropez, once a sleepy fishing village now a meeting place for the rich and famous, with its must see harbour filled with supersized yachts, the charming Place des Lices, and the famous beaches lined with cafes and bars. This afternoon we travel to Port Grimaud, known as the ‘Venice of Provence’, a picturesque small town with canals and colourful painted houses.

Itinerary:

Day 5: Cannes Today is at leisure in Cannes. Our Tour Manager will be on hand with help and ideas for further exploration.

Day 1: UK to Cannes Early morning departure from London St Pancras (from Ashford on request) direct to Marseille where we transfer by coach to Cannes and check-in at the Hotel. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 6: Monaco & Monte Carlo Today we visit Monaco by train, including a visit to Casino Square where you can see the famous casino and enjoy a drink at the Cafe de Paris the perfect spot to see an almost

constant parade of glamorous cars (and people). For those who wish you may like to disembark the return train in Nice for a visit before returning to Cannes. Dinner at the hotel.

2019 3 June 8 July 16 Sept 4 Oct

Day 7: Cannes

DEPOSIT: By Rail £50pp

Today is at leisure in Cannes. Our Tour Manager will be on hand with help and ideas for further exploration. Day 8: Cannes to UK

£999pp £999pp £1049pp £899pp

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INCLUDED: • Escorted by rail and throughout abroad

After an early breakfast we depart the hotel by coach and return to Marseille or Cannes station for our train to the UK.

• Eurostar rail travel London St

Note: Order of excursions are subject to change depending on local conditions.

Paris (dependent on date). • 7 nights sharing a twin/double

Your hotel

• 7 breakfasts and 2 dinners

Eden Hotel - 4-star - Cannes

• Excursions as stated

Located in the heart of Cannes, on the rue d’Antibes, 150m from the famous Croisette, the Eden Hotel has all the refinement, serenity and efficiency expected of a 4-star hotel. All rooms are en-suite with bath or shower, telephone, satellite TV, air conditioning, minibar, room safe, hair dryer and free Internet. The Akwaba restaurant serves a full breakfast buffet with a choice of hot and cold dishes and there is a cosy bar. The hotel has an indoor swimming pool and a roof terrace with pool (open mid-April to October).

Pancras and Ashford to Marseille direct**. Return train direct from Marseille or from Nice Via Lille or

room at Eden Hotel, Cannes

• All transfers abroad ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS: • Single room supplement £364 • Pre/post departure overnight hotel near London St Pancras - 2 to 4-star options - call for availability and prices **Direct train is based on Eurostar’s current schedule - if altered the outbound/return will be via Paris or Lille. the October departure will be via Paris\Lille outbound and return.

Monaco

Cannes

St Tropez

Port Grimaud

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

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Italian Lakes - Como & Maggiore

BY RAIL OR AIR v26-02

Isolo Bella, Lake Maggiore

SEMI-ALL-INCLUSIVE

Free Drinks

8 Days by Rail from £1349pp 7 Days by Air from £1149pp

Lake Como

Day 3: Lake Como

Day 8: Lake Como to Milan to London

Free day to relax at the hotel or explore on your own. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and drinks at the hotel.

Early Morning transfer from Como to Milan to board our return train to London St Pancras (Ebbsfleet on request) via Paris, OR check in at Milan airport for your return flight to the UK.

Day 4: Bellagio & Varenna Today we explore Lake Como by ferry, visiting the beautiful resorts of Bellagio and Varenna. There will also be an option to visit the Gardens of Vila Meltzi, one of the best Japanese gardens in Italy (entry payable locally). Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.

Come with us to our favourite Italian lakes – Como and Maggiore. Enjoy an all-inclusive stay at a Como waterfront hotel, visit Como’s Bellagio and Varenna by ferry and have the option to visit Vila Meltzi gardens. We also visit Lake Maggiore and its stunning Borromeo Islands including Isola Bella. A ride on the amazing Bernina Express train is also included. Itinerary: Day 1: London to Milan Morning departure from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet by Eurostar to Paris, continuing by TGV train to Milan where we transfer to our overnight hotel. Day 2: Rail - Milan to Como Air – UK to Como (Day 1) This morning we have a guided tour of Milan followed by time at leisure. Late afternoon transfer by coach to Cadenabbia on lake Como and check into our hotel. Alternatively check in at your chosen airport for the flight to Milan – flight duration around 2 hours. On arrival we transfer by coach to Cadenabbia where we check into our hotel. Dinner at the hotel.

Note: Order of excursions may be subject to change. Your hotel Milan: 2/3-star hotel

Day 5: Lake Maggiore

Britannia Excelsior -3 star -Lake Como

Full day excursion to Lake Maggiore including a visit to the Borromeo Islands and Isola Bella (garden entrance payable locally). Return to the hotel for dinner and free drinks.

The hotel is located in the centre of the small lakeside town of Cadenabbia with stunning views across the lake to Bellagio, Varenna and the mountains beyond. Popular with British visitors since the 18th century, Cadenabbia has excellent ferry links to all of Como’s attractions. Just a few metres from the hotel, directly on the lake, are the outdoor pool and lido area - a perfect spot to relax and take in the magnificent views.

Day 6: Bernina Express Full day excursion to the Bernina Express, an amazing train ride from the cool north of St Moritz to the temperate south. Along its route the distinctive red train climbs to 2,253 metres above sea level where glaciers lie. We take a seat in one of the modern panorama coaches,and relax as the train travels through incredible scenic beauty: romantic forests in the Albula valley and, traversing bridges and viaducts, it will take you high above gorges and wild streams to see the snow and the glacier above the Bernina Pass. This is one of the most stunning rail journeys in the world (Bernina Express may operate from south to north depending on timing). We return to the hotel late afternoon for dinner and free drinks. Day 7: Lake Como Free day to explore on your own or relax at the hotel. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.

The hotel offers excellent value with its ‘all inclusive’ facilities and quality accommodation. All bedrooms are ensuite with a shower (some have bath but this cannot be guaranteed), fully airconditioned and have TV with English satellite channels, fridge and hairdryer. All meals are self-service and offer choices for starters, main courses and desserts. The inclusive bar includes beers, spirits, some liqueurs, and wine by the glass. The bar is open from 10.00 to 23.45hrs daily.

The Bernina Express

DATE -HOTEL - PRICE - CODE 2019 - By Rail 17 June £1499 Code CMR6 9 Sept £1549 Code CMR9 7 Oct £1349 Code CMR10 2019 - By Air 18 June £1299 Code CMA6 10 Sept £1329 Code CMA9 8 Oct £1149 Code CMA10 DEPOSIT: By rail £50pp / By air £200pp INCLUDED: • Escorted throughout abroad • Return rail travel from London St Pancras (Ebbsfleet on request) or return flight with luggage to Milan Supp’t may apply - see flight options below • 1 night hotel B&B sharing a twin/double room in Milan outbound if travelling by rail • 6 nights sharing a comfort room at the 3-Star Britannia Excelsior Hotel on an all-inclusive basis - includes breakfast, lunch (or packed lunch) and dinner, free house wine, beers, spirits, tea/coffee from 10.00 until 23.45 every day. Soft drinks, wine, beer and coffee are free at the swimming pool from 09.30 until 17.30 • Excursions as stated • All transfers abroad

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS: • Single room supplement £20pp per night subject to availability • Britannia Excelsior upgrades: Deluxe room

£60pp

Comfort room with balcony

£90pp

Comfort room with Lake view £90pp Comfort room with balcony & Lake View £110pp • Pre/post departure overnight hotel near London St Pancras- call for information

FLIGHT INFORMATION & OPTIONS To Milan from Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh & Bristol. • Flights are possible from these airports. All are subject to availability at time of booking and some may have a supplement. • Flight time around 2 hrs each way

Varenna

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Hotel Britannia Excelsior

• Flights include 1 checked in bag (usually no more than 20kgs) and 1 carry on bag per person - weight & size of each subject to airline restrictions. • Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.

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Tuscany & Venice - The Jewels of Italy

BY RAIL v26.02

Ponte Vecchio, Florence

Venice

Pisa

10 Days from £1399pp DATES - PRICES - CODES

hotel. Day 3: Florence Today we travel by train to Florence where you will have a walking tour of the main sights of the city. You will then be free to explore on your own and visit some of the remarkable museums and palaces. Dinner at the hotel.

Enjoy visits to some of the jewels in Italy’s crown including Florence, Pisa, Luca, Venice and the Venetian Islands. This 10day holiday is mainly by rail travel, avoiding traffic and having the advantage of arriving in the heart of the towns and cities visited. You will be escorted throughout and stay in historic Turin, the spa town of Montecatini and in Venice Mestre with easy access to all the major sites either by train or boat. Itinerary Day 1: UK to Turin Check-in at St Pancras or Ebbsfleet for an early morning departure to Paris. In Paris we transfer to the Gare de Lyon station and join our TGV train to Turin where we spend our first night. Day 2: Turin to Tuscany This morning we travel to the main station and board the fast train to Pisa. On arrival we join our coach and travel to Montecatini Terme, where we check into our hotel, our home for the next 4 nights. Montecatini Terme is a Roman Spa town situated in the heart of Tuscany within easy reach of Florence, Lucca and Pisa. The town is filled with spas, shops, bars and cafes with interesting buildings on every corner. Just above the town is Montecatini Alto, a medieval town filled with stunning views over the Tuscan landscape. Dinner at the Florence

Day 4: At leisure Today is free to enjoy Montecatini Terme. Dinner at the hotel. Day 5: Pisa & Lucca Today we visit the nearby city of Pisa famous for its leaning tour and Piazza dei Miracoli (square of miracles) and the Renaissance city of Lucca with time to enjoy wandering around the enchanted cobbled streets or sit in one of the famous Piazzas. Day 6: Tuscany to Venice This morning we travel by coach to Florence and board our fast train to Venice Mestre arriving in under 2 hours. This afternoon we have a guided tour of this magical city. Day 7: Venice Today is free in Venice Day 8: Venetian Islands After breakfast our Tour Manager will take you by waterbus to some of the more unusual areas of the city as well as the Murano Glass works on the Island of Murano. There will also be ample time to explore on your own Day 9: Venice to Paris Today is free in Venice. In the early evening we transfer to Venice Mestre station where we board our Thello train for the overnight journey in a sleeper cabin to Paris. Day 10: Paris to London Arrive Paris mid-morning and transfer to Montecatini Terme

Gare Nord station by coach for our return Eurostar to London or Ebbsfleet. Note: Itinerary and events subject to change. Your hotels Turin: 2-3 star hotel.

2019 18 July

£1399pp Tour TV7

10 September £1499pp Tour TV9 17 October

£1399pp Tour TV10

GH Nizza & Suiss - 4 star - Montecatini Terme The Grand Hotel Nizza is located in the very centre of Montecatini Terme, in front of the Excelsior Thermal Spa and the city’s park, along the main street. The hotel has a outdoor swimming pool with a spacious terrace and has its very own spa where you can book treatments (at extra cost). All guest rooms have en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, TV, Wi-fi, direct-dial telephone, a safe and mini-bar.

DEPOSIT: £150pp

INCLUDED: • Escorted throughout • Return rail travel London St Pancras or Ebbsfleet. • 1 night hotel B&B in or near Turin outbound

Hotel Venezia - 3-star - Venice Hotel Venezia, run by the Rossetto family since 1955, is situated in the heart of Venice Mestre and is the ideal location for visits to Venice. It is very easy to reach the historical centre of Venice using the local transport that frequently shuttles back and forth during the day and at night. The hotel also has a welcoming restaurant, called the "Giardino Veneziano" (Venetian Garden), where you can savour a delightful buffet breakfast. All bedrooms are en suite and have satellite TV, telephone, safe, air conditioning and free wifi.

• 4 nights sharing a twin/double room at The GH Nizza & Suiss in Montecatini with buffet breakfasts & dinner. • 3 nights sharing a twin/double room at Venezia Hotel with buffet breakfasts • 1night in a 2 berth cabin on Thello train.. • Excursions as stated • All transfers and train journeys in Italy as stated.

Thello Trains - 2-berth cabin

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:

Go to sleep in Venice and wake up in Paris! On board the Thello train you will have a reserved 2-berth sleeper cabin with sink and 2 fold down beds. The cabins have enforced sound insulation to make for a quiet journey.

• Single room supplement - £164 • Pre/post departure overnight hotel near London St Pancras - 2 to 4 star options - call for availability and prices

Venice

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

Murano

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Best of Northern Italy & The Italian Job

BY RAIL OR AIR v09-10

Free Drinks & Wine Tasting

Free Drinks Portofino

Vernazza - Cinque Terre

Come with us on this exciting escorted holiday taking in: Turin, including an ‘Italian Job’ film location tour, the world heritage Cinque Terre on Italy’s Liguarian coast comprising five stunning fishing villages clinging to a dramatic coastline, picture-perfect Portofino, magnificent Milan; Lake Como and the pretty seaside town of Rapallo, where we stay for four nights and enjoy free drinks every night. Itinerary: Day 1: UK to Turin Morning departure from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet by Eurostar to Paris, continuing by TGV train to Turin where we transfer to our overnight hotel. Flight options direct to Turin from UK regional airports listed on the right. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Day 2: Turin After breakfast we check out of the hotel and board our coach for a city tour taking in many of the locations used for the classic 60s film The Italian Job. Michael Caine and his accomplices pulled off a daring gold bullion robbery in the city using Mini Coopers as getaway cars, driving through, around and over some of the cities architectural

masterpieces in spectacular style. This afternoon is at leisure in Turin. Day 3: Turin - Asti - Rapallo After breakfast we check out of the hotel and board our coach and drive to a local vineyard in the famous Asti region where we have a wine tasting with a buffet of local products, before continuing to the coastal town of Rapallo arriving mid afternoon. Checkin to our hotel for the next four nights. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel. Day 4: Portofino After breakfast we stroll to the jetty where we board the boat for the short cruise to Portofino. The approach to Portofino by boat is spectacular with coastal views not available by other transport. We return to Rapallo for an afternoon at leisure. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel. Day 5: Cinque Terre Today we walk to Rapallo train station where we board the train for the picturesque coastal journey to the higgledy piggledy towns that make up UNESCO and world famous Cinque Terre. We are free to visit the towns during the course of the day and in the mid-afternoon we board a boat for a view of the stunning coastline from the water (Please note that it is not possible to visit all 5 towns in one day). We return to the hotel by train during the afternoon. Dinner and free drinks included this evening. Day 6: Rapallo Today is free in Rapallo, you may like to take the vintage cable car up to the Santuario Basilica di Montallegro for stunning views over the area, visit the 16th Century castle or just enjoy a stroll along the seafront. Dinner and free drinks included this evening. Day 7: Rapallo - Milan We depart Rapallo after breakfast and

drive to Milan. Here we have a guided tour of the historic centre followed by time at leisure before checking into our hotel for a two night stay. Day 8: Lake Como Today we drive to Lake Como, the third largest of Italy’s famous Lakes, with a stunning backdrop of the Rhaetian Alps and said to be the most spectacular of the lakes. Here we visit the town of Como and the smaller town of Bellagio in the centre of the inverted V on the lake’s southern shore which gives stunning views from all around the town. We return to Milan late afternoon for our final evening in the city. Day 9: To London After an early breakfast we depart the hotel and transfer by coach the short distance to Milan Garibaldi Station to take the morning train to Paris, continuing by Eurostar to London St. Pancras or Ebbsfleet. Arriving late evening. Alternatively transfer to Milan Airport for your return flight to the UK. Note: Order of excursions are subject to change depending on local conditions. Your hotel Turin: 3-star Hotel Lancaster, or similar Rapallo: Hotel Giulio Cesare - 3-star The Hotel Giulio Cesare is located in the elegant and peaceful town of Rapallo, a short walk from the beach and the centre. The hotel has a rooftop terrace with wonderful views. The bedrooms are en-suite, with air conditioning, hair dryer, Satellite TV, and telephone. Breakfasts and dinners are served in the restaurant and there is a free bar each evening from 6pm to 10pm offering a selection of local brands of soft drinks, house wines, beer and spirits. Milan: 4-star Hotel Leonardo or similar.

9 Days from £1249pp DATES - PRICES - CODES 2019 By Air 16 September £1299pp 7 October £1249pp

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By Rail 16 September £1399pp 7 October £1379pp

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DEPOSIT: By rail £100pp By air £150pp INCLUDED: • Escorted throughout • Return Eurostar & TGV rail travel from London St Pancras or Ebbsfleet. Flight option available From Gatwick - a surcharge may apply, please contact the office for further information • 2 nights sharing twin/double rooms at a hotel in Turin with buffet breakfast • 4 nights sharing a twin/double room at the Hotel Giulio Cesare (or similar), Rapallo with buffet breakfasts & dinners and free drinks 6pm to 10pm every night - local brands of beer, wine & spirits • 2 nights sharing a twin/double room at the Ibis Milano Centro on B&B basis in Milan • Excursions as stated • Wine tasting in Asti region • All transfers abroad ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS: • Single room supplement £160 • Pre/post departure overnight hotel near London St Pancras - 2 to 4-star options - call for availability and prices Hotel Giulio Cesare

Milan

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Turin

Bellagio, Lake Como

View from the terrace

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Italian Riviera, Monaco, Portofino & Rapallo

BY RAIL OR AIR v26-10

Monaco

Portofino

SEMI-ALL-INCLUSIVE

Free Drinks All Excursions Included

8 Days from £999pp DATES - PRICES - CODES

T

his super holiday, staying on Italy’s Ligurian coast in charming Diano Marina, includes excursions taking in Monaco, Portofino, Rapallo, Dolceacqua and San Remo, PLUS free drinks every night and delicious food at the popular Piccolo Hotel. And, you can choose rail or air travel. Liguria Italy’s Ligurian coast, also known as the Italian Riviera, is where the Apennines and Alps cascade into the Mediterranean sea. From the French border and San Remo in the west to Rapallo and Portofino to the east, this beautiful region has so much to offer. The peaceful resort of Diano Marina is the perfect base for exploring our carefully chosen highlights. Dolceacqua & San Remo At the foot of the Rebuffao mountains, Dolceacqua is a medieval village where you can meander through the streets and climb to the 12th century castle, or cross the single-arch bridge to the 15th century ‘new’ town. The Mediterranean resort of San Remo, said to be the Monte Carlo of Italy due to its famous casino, is also known as the City of Flowers for its colourful summer blooms.

Rapallo & Portofino Rapallo, known as the preferred residence of affluent Italians, has a vintage cable car up to the Santuario Basilica di Montallegro for stunning views over the area, a 16th Century castle and a lovely seafront promenade. From here we a take a ferry to famous Portofino, the small but perfectly kept village and yacht-filled harbour on its own Peninsula. Itinerary: Day 1: UK to Nice Morning departure from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet by Eurostar to Lille or Paris, continuing by TGV train to Nice. Flight options direct to Nice from UK regional airports below. On arrival transfer to our overnight hotel in or near Nice.

Day 5: Diano Marina

2019

Today is free to explore on your own or your Tour Manager will be able to assist with local transport to nearby towns such as Alassio or Finale Ligure. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.

20 Sept

Day 6: Portofino After an early breakfast we will travel by coach to Rapallo (journey time around 2 hours) where we join the ferry to Portofino. The approach to Portofino by boat is spectacular with coastal views not available by other transport. We return to the hotel late afternoon. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel. Day 7: Diano Marina Free day to enjoy the resort. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.

£999pp

10 Oct £999pp DEPOSIT: By rail £50pp By air £200pp

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INCLUDED: • Escorted rail travel and throughout abroad • Return flights - details below OR Return Eurostar & TGV rail travel London St Pancras or Ebbsfleet to Nice • 1 night hotel B&B sharing a twin/double room in Nice

Day 2: Nice - Diano Marina

Day 8: Diano Marina to UK

This morning we have free time in Nice, the capital of the French Riviera. Perhaps stroll along the famous Promenade des Anglais and explore the old town. Early afternoon we continue by private coach to Diano Marina (journey around 90 minutes). On arrival check-in to the hotel. Free time to relax and explore before dinner and free drinks this evening.

We check out of the hotel and transfer to Nice for your flight or train home time subject to flight/train departures.

• 6 nights sharing a twin/double

Note: Order of excursions are subject to change depending on local conditions.

Marina with buffet breakfasts & dinners and free drinks 6pm to

Your hotel

11pm every night - local brands of

Nice: 2/3-star hotel

beer, wine & spirits

Day 3: Dolceacqua & San Remo

Monaco Enjoy the glitz, glamour and relaxed atmosphere of this tiny principality. Drink coffee in the famous Café de Paris in Casino Square; marvel at the megayachts in Port Hercule from the harbourside, or from the water-taxi just 2 euros each way; discover rustic Monaco-Ville and the Royal Palace on the ‘Rock of Monaco’.

After breakfast join our included excursion to Monaco. Return to Diano Marina late afternoon. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.

Dolceacqua

Diano Marina

After breakfast join our included excursion to Dolceacqua and San Remo. Return to Diano Marina late afternoon. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel. Day 4: Monaco

room at the Piccolo Hotel, Diano

Piccolo Hotel - 3-star - Diano Marina Set in a quiet location within walking distance of the sea and centre of Diano Marina, the hotel has a panoramic terrace, outdoor pool and restaurant and a comfortable bar. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities, telephone, and satellite TV. The restaurant offers a full buffet breakfast and dinner served at your table. There’s free drinks between 6pm and 11pm each night including local brands of beer, wine and spirits.

• Excursions as stated • Transfers abroad ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS: • Single room supplement £175 • Pre/post departure overnight hotel near London St Pancras - 2 to 4-star options - call for availability and prices

FLIGHT INFORMATION & OPTIONS

The Piccolo Hotel - inset roof terrace view

Gatwick / Heathrow / Liverpool / Bristol / Edinburgh • Flights are subject to availability at time of booking and a supplement may apply. Includes 1 carry-on bag and 1 checked in bag per person. • We occasionally need to combine transfers to and from the airport. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to two hours, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport early before your return flight check in opens. 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@gnholidays.com

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Mediterranean Christmas & Monaco

BY RAIL OR AIR v01-02

Monaco

Bordighera

SEMI-ALL-INCLUSIVE

Free Drinks

6 Days £1099pp DATES - PRICES - CODES This super holiday taking in the Italian

Day 3: Christmas Eve: Nice

Bordighera we have a tasting session of local Ligurian snacks with local wine.

and French Rivieras and Monaco, starts

We travel by coach to Nice, overlooking

with a relaxing, escorted train journey,

the Bay of Angels, the Capital of the

Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.

or flight, to the Mediterranean. Arriving

Riviera and famous for is stunning

followed by live music.

at our 4 star hotel overlooking the sea

Promenade des Anglais and old town.

in Bordighera, Italy, in time for dinner

Here we visit the Christmas Market in

and free drinks, settle in for a warm and

Place Massena. Return to Bordighera for

welcoming Christmas holiday. On the

candlelit dinner and free drinks at the

Riviera enjoy delicious food, free drinks

hotel. For those who wish you may like

to Lille or Paris where we transfer to

every night and visits to Monaco, Nice,

to attend the ‘Foegu Du bambin’ (baby

Eurostar for the return to Ebbsfleet and

San Remo and Dolceacqua.

Jesus bonfire’ which takes place in the

St Pancras. We expect to arrive mid-

Itinerary:

historical centre of Bordighera after

evening. Alternatively transfer to Nice

Day 1: Eurostar to Nice

midnight Mass with hot chocolate and

Airport for a return afternoon flight to

Check-in at St Pancras or Ebbsfleet for a

mulled wine available.

the UK.

morning departure by Eurostar to Lille

Day 4: Christmas Day: San Remo

or Paris. On arrival transfer to our TGV

This morning is at leisure in Bordighera

Day 6: To UK

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DEPOSIT: By rail £50pp By air £200pp INCLUDED:

Depart the hotel after breakfast for the drive to Nice Station. We board the TGV

• Escorted throughout • Return Eurostar & TGV rail travel London St Pancras or Ebbslfleet to Nice OR return flights with luggage - see below • 5 nights sharing a twin/double room bedded room at the 4-star Parigi Hotel, Bordighera with

Note: Order of excursions are subject to

buffet breakfasts & dinners and free

change depending on local conditions.

drinks 6pm to 11pm every night local brands of beer, wine & spirits

train for the onward journey to Nice

and lunch is included in the hotel. This

where we join our coach for the transfer

afternoon we travel to San Remo a

Your hotel

to Bordighera (approx 45 minutes).

charming seaside resort known as

4-star - Hotel Parigi, Bordighera

• Lunch in the hotel on 25th December.

Alternatively travel to and from Nice by

Italy’s Monte Carlo and the ‘City of

Run by the Sattanino family, the Hotel

air from regional UK airports - see flight

Flowers’ with stunning views on all

Parigi, famous since the early 1900s as

information. Dinner and free drinks at

sides. We return to our hotel for a

the choice of royalty, offers a rich

the hotel,

Festive dinner and free drinks.

variety of services introduced over the

Day 2: Monaco

Day 5: Boxing Day: Dolceacqua and

years to satisfy evolving holiday tastes.

After breakfast join our included

Isolbona

Bordighera is a charming seaside resort

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:

• Excursions as stated • Ligurian tasting on 26 December • All transfers abroad

excursion to Monaco and Monte Carlo

Today we have a half day excursion to

with a good selection of bars, cafés and

• Single room supplement £100

where you can enjoy the architecture,

Dolceacqua, a medieval village at the

shops. With stunning views on all sides,

• Seaview room supplement

including the Casino and the Royal

foot of the Rebuffao mountains. Here

on a clear day you can see Monte Carlo.

Palace and marvel at the prices in the

you can meander through the village

The hotel is situated on the seafront

windows of the designer shops and

streets and climb to the 12th century

and offers a wellness centre, private

boutiques. You can also visit the

castle, or cross the single arched bridge

beach, bar and restaurant. All rooms are

Christmas market. Return to the hotel

with a span of 33 metres to the 15th

en-suite and have private balcony, air-

for dinner and free drinks.

century ‘new’ town. On our return to

conditioning, satellite TV and hairdryer.

Nice

Dolceacqua

£100pp - subject to availability • Pre/post departure overnight hotel near London St Pancras - 2 to 4-star options - call for availability and prices

FLIGHT INFORMATION & OPTIONS Gatwick & Heathrow Return flights are possible from these airports direct to Nice Airport. Flights are subject to availability at time of booking and a supplement may apply. Includes 1 carry-on bag and 1 checked in bag per person. Transfer time from Nice Airport to the hotel is approximately 45 minutes. Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to Hotel Parigi, Bordighera

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discuss your flight requirements.

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Monte Carlo ATP Masters Tennis & The Italian Riviera

BY RAIL OR AIR v25-05

Portofino

SEMI-ALL-INCLUSIVE

Free Drinks

8 Days from £1199pp

Monte Carlo Country Club

DATES - CODES Join us to see the world’s top tennis players at one of the world’s most stunning sporting venues - Monte Carlo Country Club, which hosts the ATP Rolex Masters tournament on open air clay courts by the Mediterranean sea. We stay in a super hotel, with free drinks every night, on the Italian Riviera near Monaco. The holiday includes tennis tickets for the opening rounds, with the opportunity to view the finals, plus a visits to Nice and Portofino. By train to Nice via Lille or Paris Check-in at St Pancras, where our Tour Manager - with you throughout the holiday - will escort you to the Eurostar departure gates to pass through customs and security, ready to board the early morning train to Lille or Paris. The journey time is around 90 minutes to Lille, 2hrs 10mins to Paris. We continue by TGV to Nice. On board the TGV train, settle in to your comfortable seat and relax as the French countryside rolls past the windows. The train has a buffet car where you can obtain drinks and refreshments as we speed south. Itinerary:

Perhaps stroll along the famous Promenade des Anglais and explore the old town. Early afternoon we continue by private coach to Diano Marina (journey around 90 minutes). On arrival check-in to the hotel. Free time to relax and explore before dinner and free drinks this evening. Day 3: Monte Carlo Masters We travel by coach to Monte Carlo and take our seats in this stunning location for a day of tennis. Return to the hotel at close of play – exact time subject to run of play. Free drinks at the hotel. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel. Day 4: Diano Marina Today is free to explore on your own or your Tour Manager will be able to assist with local transport to nearby towns such as Alassio or Finale Ligure. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel. Day 5: Portofino After an early breakfast we will travel by coach to Rapallo where we join the ferry to Portofino. The approach to Portofino by boat is spectacular with coastal views not available by other transport. We return to the hotel late afternoon. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel. Day 6: Monaco

Day 1: UK to Nice Morning departure from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet by Eurostar to Lille or Paris, continuing by TGV train to Nice. Flight options direct to Nice from UK regional airports below. On arrival transfer to our overnight hotel in or near Nice. Day 2: Nice - Diano Marina This morning we have free time in Nice, the capital of the French Riviera.

Today we return to Monaco with free time to explore, or to watch the tennis semi-finals - tickets can be booked on request, subject to availability and payable on booking - early booking essential. Return to the hotel late afternoon. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel. Tennis attendees transfer to the hotel at close of play (for tennis semi final attendees dinner availability

subject to run of play and return time).

2019

Day 7: Diano Marina Free day to enjoy the resort and nearby towns or you can travel by to Monaco to watch the tennis finals - tickets can be booked on request, subject to availability and payable on booking early booking essential and cost includes a coach transfer. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel (for tennis final attendees dinner availability subject to run of play and return time).

15 April

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DEPOSIT:

£50pp by Rail

Day 8: Diano Marina to UK After an early breakfast we depart the hotel by coach and return to Nice to board the TGV to Lille or Paris to connect with our Eurostar to London St. Pancras or Ebbsfleet. Or continue to Nice Airport for the return flight. Note: Order of excursions are subject to change depending on local conditions.

• Escorted by rail and throughout abroad • Return Eurostar & TGV rail travel London St Pancras or Ebbsfleet to Nice. Flight options below. • 1 night Hotel B&B sharing a twin/double room in Nice • 6 nights sharing a twin/double room at Hotel Helios, Diano Marina with buffet breakfasts & dinners and free drinks 6pm to 11pm every night -

Your hotel

local brands of beer, wine & spirits

Nice: 2/3-star hotel Hotel Helios, or similar - 3 star Set in a quiet location just 50 metres from the sea and close to the centre of Diano Marina, the hotel has an elegant restaurant and a comfortable bar. Guests also have access the swimming pool in a sister hotel, the Raffy Hotel (10 meters away). All bedrooms have ensuite facilities, telephone, and satellite TV. The restaurant offers a full buffet breakfast and dinner served at your table. There’s free drinks between 6pm and 11pm each night including local brands of beer, wine and spirits. Please note that the pool may not be open in April. The Hotel Helios

The Rock of Monaco

£200pp by Air INCLUDED:

• Day ticket for the Monte Carlo ATP Masters on 17 April. • Excursions as stated • All transfers abroad ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS: • Single room supplement £154 • Pre/post departure overnight hotel near London St Pancras - 2 to 4-star options - call for availability and prices

FLIGHT INFORMATION & OPTIONS Edinburgh / Liverpool /Leeds / Gatwick / Luton / Heathrow / Manchester / Bristol

Monte Carlo Masters

• Flights may be possible from these airports with a choice of airline, outbound and inbound time combinations to suit your preference. Flights are subject to availability at time of booking and a supplement may apply. Includes 1 carry-on bag and 1 checked in bag per person. • Transfer time from Nice Airport to the hotel in Nice is approximately 30 minutes. Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.

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Monte Carlo ATP Masters Tennis Experience

BY RAIL OR AIR v03-05

Rock of Monaco

2-DAYS OF TENNIS INCLUDED

7 Days from £1049pp

Monte Carlo Country Club

DATES - PRICES - CODES Join us to see the world’s top tennis players at one of the world’s most stunning sporting venues - Monte Carlo Country Club, which hosts the ATP Rolex Masters tournament on open air clay courts by the Mediterranean sea. With a choice of staying in Monaco or Nice, two days of tennis included and the opportunity to visit the Top Marques exclusive car show this is a holiday not to be missed. Top Marques Monaco is an exclusive show attended by the rich and famous alongside car enthusiasts. From Bugatti to McLaren, get up close to these rare breeds in the seafront exhibition venue and on the principality’s streets. The show also features super boats and luxury items from watches to art. Supercar manufacturers including Koenigsegg, Pagani, Noble, Savage, Fisker, Mansory, Gembella, Hamann, MTM, DeLavilla, as well as classics like Aston Martin, Ferrari and Jaguar regularly exhibit. HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco who usually visits every year and a host of other celebrities add to the glamour of this unique event. By train to Nice via Lille or Paris Check-in at St Pancras, where our Tour Manager - with you throughout the holiday - will escort you to the Eurostar departure gates to pass through customs and security, ready to board the early morning train to Lille or Paris. The journey time is around 90 minutes to Lille, 2hrs 10mins to Paris. We continue by TGV to Nice. On board the TGV train, settle in to your comfortable seat and relax as the French countryside rolls past the

windows. The train has a buffet car where you can obtain drinks and refreshments as we speed south. Itinerary: Day 1: UK to Nice Morning departure from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet by Eurostar to Lille or Paris, continuing by TGV train to Nice. Flight options direct to Nice from UK regional airports. On arrival transfer to our hotel. Days 2&3: Monte Carlo Masters We travel by train to Monte Carlo if staying in Nice or transfer by coach if staying in Monaco, and take our seats in this stunning location for a day of tennis. Return to the hotel at close of play – exact time subject to run of play. Day 4: Free Day / Top Marques Today is free to explore on your own or for the car enthusiasts amongst the group you may like to attend the Top Marques held at the Grimaldi Forum exhibition centre on the seafront in the centre of the principality - Entrance fee extra, further information will be given nearer the time. Day 5: Free Day or Tennis Today is free to relax or explore on your own or you may like to watch the tennis semi-finals - tickets can be booked on request, subject to availability and payable on booking - early booking essential. Return to the hotel late afternoon. Day 6: Monaco Free day to relax or explore on your own or you may like to travel to Monaco to watch the tennis finals - tickets can be booked on request, subject to

availability and payable on booking early booking essential.

April 16, 2019

Day 7: Monaco/Nice to UK

Novotel Nice Centre £1049pp

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After breakfast we check out and return to Nice to board the TGV to Lille or Paris to connect with our Eurostar to London St. Pancras or Ebbsfleet. Or continue to Nice Airport for the return flight.

DEPOSIT: £50pp by Rail / £200pp by Air

Note: Order of excursions are subject to change depending on local conditions.

INCLUDED:

Your hotel

• Escorted by rail and throughout

Novotel Centre Vieux 4-star – Nice Ideally located a short stroll or a quick tram ride from the old town, flower market, the sea and the Promenade des Anglais and the main station with easy access to Monaco and popular coastal towns. Our hotel is opposite the Palais des Congrès Acropolis and features a superb terrace, panoramic pool, solarium, bar and restaurant. All rooms include a private bathroom, LCD TV, free WIFI, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities and safe. Hotel Ambassador - 3-star - Monaco The Hotel Ambassador Monaco is located in a prime position at the foot of the Rock of Monaco, a few minutes from the Casino and the Prince’s Palace, Staying at the Hotel Ambassador Monaco is the opportunity to experience the exclusive Monegasque ambience, and relaxed atmosphere of the principality. All rooms include a private bathroom, TV, WIFI, mini bar, airconditioning, hairdryer and safe.

Ambassador Hotel Monaco £1649pp MME4-2

abroad • Return Eurostar & TGV rail travel London St Pancras or Ebbsfleet to Nice. Flight options below. • 6 nights sharing a twin/double room with buffet breakfasts • 2 day tickets for the Monte Carlo ATP Masters on 17 & 18 April. • Excursions as stated • All transfers abroad ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS: • Single room supplement £246pp in Nice or £540pp in Monaco. • Pre/post departure overnight hotel near London St Pancras - 2 to 4-star options - call for availability and prices

FLIGHT INFORMATION & OPTIONS Edinburgh / Liverpool /Leeds / Gatwick / Luton / Heathrow / Manchester / Bristol

Top Marques Casino Square

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Monte Carlo Masters

Monaco

• Flights may be possible from these airports with a choice of airline, outbound and inbound time combinations to suit your preference. Flights are subject to availability at time of booking and a supplement may apply. Includes 1 carry-on bag and 1 checked in bag per person. • Transfer time from Nice Airport to the hotel in Nice is approximately 30 minutes or 1 hour to Monaco. Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.

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The Monaco Historic Grand Prix & Portofino

BY RAIL OR AIR v25-02

Portofino

SEMI-ALL-INCLUSIVE

Free Drinks

8 Days £1299pp The biennial Monaco Historic Grand Prix is run on the famous Formula 1 circuit with classic Grand Prix cars from the 1940s to 1980s. With a seated grandstand ticket for final race day, access to cars and drivers in the paddock, Eurostar and TGV travel to the Mediterranean coast, excursions to Portofino, San Remo and Dolceacqua, a overnight in Nice and free drinks at the hotel every night in Italy, you can expect a Grand experience. The 12th Monaco Historic Grand Prix This motor racing extravaganza, celebrating its 12th edition in 2020, is run on the famous Formula 1 course with rare and famous Grand Prix cars dating from the 1940s to 1980s. In contrast to its modern day counterpart, held two weeks later, the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique is far more relaxed, friendlier and accessible. You can get close to cars and drivers on a stroll through the paddock – definitely off limits at the F1 GP, and you’ll have plenty of elbow room in the grandstand too – we include a seated ticket on final race day. Many of our clients have visited both events, but none were interested in going back to the future the historique event was their overwhelming favourite. Itinerary Day 1: UK to Nice Morning departure from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet by Eurostar to Lille or Paris, continuing by TGV train to Nice. Flight options direct to Nice from UK regional airports below. On arrival transfer to our

drinks at the hotel.

Day 2: Nice - San Bartolomeo/Diano Marina This morning we have free time in Nice, the capital of the French Riviera. Perhaps stroll along the famous Promenade des Anglais and explore the old town. Early afternoon we continue by private coach to San Bartolomeo or Diano Marina and check-in at the Hotel. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.

Day 6: San Bartolomeo/Diano Marina Free day to enjoy San Bartolomeo/Diano Marina. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.

Day 3: Portofino After an early breakfast we will travel by coach to Santa Margherita, where we join the ferry to Portofino. The approach to Portofino by boat is spectacular with coastal views not available by other transport. We return to the hotel late afternoon. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel. Day 4: San Remo Today we have an excursion to The Mediterranean resort of San Remo, said to be the Monte Carlo of Italy due to its famous casino, and also known as the City of Flowers for its colourful summer blooms. On our return to San Bartolomeo/Diano Marina we have a local wine tasting. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel. Day 5: Dolceacqua Today we have a half day excursion to Dolceacqua, a medieval village at the foot of the Rebuffao mountains. Here you can meander through the village streets and climb to the 12th century castle, or cross the single arched bridge with a span of 33 metres to the 15th century ‘new’ town. Dinner and free Monaco Historic GP

San Remo

DATES - CODES

overnight hotel in or near Nice.

May 4, 2020

Day 7: Monaco Historic Grand Prix Today is race day for the Monaco Historic Grand Prix. Travel by coach to Monaco before taking your seat for the race. Return to San Bartolomeo/Diano Marina by coach. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.

GP5

DEPOSIT: By rail £50pp By air £200pp INCLUDED: • Escorted throughout • Return Eurostar & TGV rail travel London St Pancras or Ebbsfleet to Nice OR Return flights - details below • 1 night sharing a twin/double room

Day 8: San Bartolomeo/Diano Marina to UK Depart the hotel after breakfast for the drive to Nice Station and Nice Airport (see flight information). We board the Eurostar train to St. Pancras or Ebbsfleet. We expect to arrive late-evening. Note: Order and times of events/excursions may be subject to change.

in a 2/3 star hotel in Nice with buffet breakfast. • 6 nights sharing a twin/double room in 3-star hotels in San Bartolomeo or Diano Marina with buffet breakfasts & dinners and free drinks 6pm to 11pm every night local brands of beer, wine & spirits • Grandstand seated ticket for Historic Grand Prix Race day

Your hotels Nice: 2/3-star hotel

• Excursions as stated

Hotel Delle Rose, San Bartolomeo Hotel Villa Igea, Diano Marina Both hotels are set quiet location within walking distance of the sea and centre of the towns, the hotels have restaurants and comfortable bars. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities, telephone, and satellite TV. The restaurants offer a full buffet breakfast and dinner served at your table. There’s free drinks between 6pm and 11pm each night including local brands of beer, wine and spirits. Monaco GP Stand K

• All transfers abroad EXTRAS: • Ticket for stand K in addition to the included tickets in stand T at £55pp ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS: • Single room supplement £200pp • Pre/post departure overnight hotel near London St Pancras - 2 to 4 star options - call for availability and prices

FLIGHT INFORMATION & OPTIONS Gatwick / Heathrow / Liverpool / Bristol / Edinburgh • Flights are subject to availability at time of booking and a supplement may apply. Includes 1 carry-on bag and 1 checked in bag per person. • On arrival you will be transferred by car or coach to the hotel. • On the return transfer everyone will transfer together to Nice. Those with later flights you may like to leave your luggage with the left luggage service centre in Terminal 2 (from €14 per bag) and take a taxi into the centre of Nice (approx 15 minutes). 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@gnholidays.com

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The Monaco Historic Grand Prix - 4 Star

BY RAIL OR AIR v30-01

SEMI-ALL-INCLUSIVE

Free Drinks

7 Days from £1299pp

Monaco GP Stand K

The biennial Monaco Historic Grand Prix is run on the famous Formula 1 circuit with classic Grand Prix cars from the 1940s to 1980s. With a seated grandstand ticket for practise and final race days, access to cars and drivers in the paddock, excursions to San Remo and Dolceacqua, free drinks every night at our 4* hotel on the Italian Riviera near Monaco, and a choice of rail or air travel, this will be a nostalgic experience to treasure. The 12th Monaco Historic Grand Prix This motor racing extravaganza, celebrating its 12th edition in 2020, is run on the famous Formula 1 course with rare and famous Grand Prix cars dating from the 1940s to 1980s. In contrast to its modern day counterpart, held two weeks later, the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique is far more relaxed, friendlier and accessible. You can get close to cars and drivers on a stroll through the paddock – definitely off limits at the F1 GP, and you’ll have plenty of elbow room in the grandstand too – we include a seated ticket on final race day. Many of our clients have visited both events, but none were interested in going back to the future the historique event was their overwhelming favourite. Dolceacqua & San Remo At the foot of the Rebuffao mountains, Dolceacqua is a medieval village where you can meander through the streets and climb to the 12th century castle, or cross the single-arch bridge to the 15th

century ‘new’ town. The Mediterranean resort of San Remo, said to be the Monte Carlo of Italy due to its famous casino, is also known as the City of Flowers for its colourful summer blooms. Itinerary Day 1: UK to Bordighera Depart from your chosen airport, or choose an early morning departure from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet by Eurostar to Lille, continuing by TGV train to Nice. On arrival in Nice board our private coach transfer to the hotel in Bordighera. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel (subject to flight/train arrival time). Day 2: Bordighera Free day to enjoy Bordighera. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel. Day 3: Dolceacqua & San Remo Today we have a full day excursion to Dolceacqua and San Remo. We return to the hotel late afternoon. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel. Day 4: Bordighera Today is free to explore on your own or your tour manager will be able to assist with local travel by bus to Alassio. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel. Day 5: Monaco Historic GP Travel by coach to Monaco for the qualifying sessions for the Historic Grand Prix. Return to Bordighera by coach. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel. Day 6: Monaco Historic GP Today is race day for the Monaco Bordighera

Dolceacqua

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Historic Grand Prix. Travel by coach to Monaco before taking your seat for the races. Return to Bordighera by coach. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.

DATES - CODES May 5, 2020

GP5 -20

DEPOSIT: By rail £50pp By air £200pp

Day 7: Bordighera to UK

INCLUDED:

Depart the hotel after breakfast for the

• Escorted throughout abroad

drive to Nice Station. We board the TGV

• Escorted Return Eurostar & TGV rail travel London St Pancras or Ebbsfleet to Nice OR return flights with luggage - see flight information

to Lille or Paris where we transfer to Eurostar for the return to St. Pancras (Ebbsfleet on request). We expect to arrive mid-evening. For those travelling by air a transfer will be made to Nice Airport. Note:

and

Order

times

of

events/excursions may be subject to change. Your hotels 4-star - Hotel Parigi, Bordighera Run by the Sattanino family, the Hotel

• 6 nights sharing a twin/double room at the 4-star Hotel Parigi in Bordighera with buffet breakfasts & dinners and free drinks 6pm to 11pm every night - local brands of beer, wine & spirits • Grandstand seated ticket for Historic Grand Prix Qualifying and Race day

Parigi, famous since the early 1900s as

• Excursions as stated

the choice of royalty, offers a rich variety

• All transfers abroad

of services introduced over the years to satisfy

evolving

holiday

styles.

Bordighera is a charming seaside resort with stunning views on all sides, on a clear day you can see Monte Carlo. Less commercial than other resorts along the

EXTRAS: • Upgrade to Premier Class on Eurostar at £150pp • Ticket for stand K in addition to the included tickets in stand T at £110pp

coast it has a large selection of bars,

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:

cafes and shops. The hotel is situated on

• Single room supplement at £108pp

the seafront and offers a wellness centre, private beach, bar and restaurant. All rooms are en-suite and have private balconies, air-conditioning, satellite TV and hairdryers. Hotel Parigi, Bordighera

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

FLIGHT INFORMATION & OPTIONS Gatwick / Heathrow / Liverpool / Bristol / Edinburgh • Flights are subject to availability at time of booking and a supplement may apply. Includes 1 carry-on bag and 1 checked in bag per person. • On arrival you will be transferred by car or coach to the hotel. • On the return transfer everyone will transfer together to Nice. Those with later flights may like to leave your luggage with the left luggage service centre in Terminal 2 (from €14 per bag) and take a taxi into the centre of Nice (approx 15 minutes). Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.

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4-star Monaco Historic Grand Prix & Menton

BY RAIL or AIR v01-02

Menton

Monaco Historic GP

8 Days from £1399pp The biennial Monaco Historic Grand Prix is run on the famous Formula 1 circuit with classic Grand Prix cars from the 1940s to 1980s. With a seated grandstand ticket for practise and final race days, access to cars and drivers in the paddock, a 4* hotel in the chic Côte d’Azur resort of Menton, close to Monaco, and a choice of rail or air travel, this will be a nostalgic experience to treasure. The 12th Monaco Historic Grand Prix This motor racing extravaganza, celebrating its 12th edition in 2020, is run on the famous Formula 1 course with rare and famous Grand Prix cars dating from the 1940s to 1980s. In contrast to its modern day counterpart, held two weeks later, the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique is far more relaxed, friendlier and accessible. You can get close to cars and drivers on a stroll through the paddock – definitely off limits at the F1 GP, and you’ll have plenty of elbow room in the grandstand too – we include a seated ticket on final race day. Many of our clients have visited both events, but none were interested in going back to the future the historique event was their overwhelming favourite. Monaco Historic Grand Prix Movie Experience a taste of the atmosphere and action at the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique by watching our specially commissioned film shot at the 2014 event – you can view on our website. Itinerary Day 1: UK to Menton Depart from your chosen airport, or choose an escorted early morning

departure from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet by Eurostar to Lille or Paris, continuing by TGV train - to Nice. On arrival in Nice board our private coach transfer to the hotel in Menton. Day 2: Menton

we have a tasting session of local Ligurian snacks with local wine is also included (this optional excursion is £35pp and must be reserved in advance of travel. Day 7: Menton

Today is free in menton. You may like to travel the short distance to Monaco by train to watch the afternoon of opening races (this day is free so no tickets are required) alternatively you may like to visit other Côte d'Azur delights such as Villefranche, Beaulieu or Cap d’Ail, all just a short train ride away. Day 3 & 4: Monaco Historic GP Travel the short journey by train to Monaco (ticket will be provided) to enjoy all the action on practice and final days. Return by train this evening. Day 5: Menton Today is free to explore on your own or your tour manager will be able to assist with local travel by train to some of the delightful towns along the French and Italian Rivieras. Day 6: Menton or Optional excursion to San Remo and Dolceacqua with wine tasting Today is free in Menton or you may like to join the optional excursion to The Mediterranean resort of San Remo, said to be the Monte Carlo of Italy due to its famous casino, and also known as the City of Flowers for its colourful summer blooms. From here we travel to Dolceacqua, a medieval village at the foot of the Rebuffao mountains. Here you can meander through the village streets and climb to the 12th century castle, or cross the single arched bridge with a span of 33 metres to the 15th. A

DATE - CODE 2019 7 May - Tour GP5-19 DEPOSIT: By rail £50pp By air £200pp

Today is free in Menton.

INCLUDED:

Day 8: Menton to UK

• Escorted throughout in abroad

Depart the hotel after breakfast for the drive to Nice Station. We board the TGV to Lille or Paris where we transfer to Eurostar for the return to St. Pancras and Ebbsfleet. We expect to arrive midevening. For those travelling by air a transfer will be made to Nice Airport. of times and Order Note: events/excursions may be subject to change. Your hotels 4-star -Hotel Prince De Galles, Menton seafront Menton’s on Located immediately outside Monaco, the 4-star Hotel Prince de Galles is a hotel rich in history. Since 1865, this former barracks for the carabiniere of the princes of Monaco has welcomed lovers of the French Riviera. Located a mere stone's throw from the Palais Carnolès, the former summer residence of Prince Antonio I of Monaco and a short stroll to the train station for trains direct to Monaco and popular coastal towns. The hotel has a restaurant, cocktail lounge, solarium and bar. All rooms include private bathroom, satellite TV, airconditioning, coffee/tea maker, safe, refrigerator and safe.

The Rock of Monaco

• Escorted Return Eurostar & TGV rail travel London St Pancras or Ebbsfleet to Nice OR return flights with luggage - see flight information below • 7 nights sharing a twin/double room with buffet breakfasts at the 4 star Hotel Prince de Galles, Menton • Grandstand seated ticket for Historic Grand Prix Qualifying and Race day • Nice airport to hotel transfers • Rail tickets to Monaco on days 3 and 4. EXTRAS: • San Remo, Dolceacqua & Ligurian tasting - £35pp • Ticket for stand K in addition to the included tickets in stand T at £110pp ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS: • Single use of a double room supplement at £462pp • Pre/post departure overnight hotel near London St Pancras - 2 to 4 star options - call for availability and prices

FLIGHT INFORMATION & OPTIONS Heathrow / Gatwick / Bristol / Liverpool / Edinburgh

• Flights may be possible from these airports with a choice of airline, outbound and inbound time combinations to suit your preference. Flights are subject to availability at time of booking and a supplement may apply. Includes 1 carryon bag and 1 checked in bag per person. • Transfer time from Nice Airport to the hotel is approximately 50 minutes. Monaco Historic GP Stand K

Hotel Prince De Galles, Menton

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

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Lake Bled, Slovenia & Austria - Rail and Sail Explorer

BY RAIL OR AIR v16-10

Piran

Half Board

10 Days by Rail from £1499pp 8 Days by Air from £1199pp

Lake Bled

Bordered by Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia, Slovenia has a little of each in its character and landscapes. Join us and enjoy a wine tasting at Bled castle, high on a rocky cragg overlooking beautiful Lake Bled, experience the delights of the capital, Ljubljana, serene lake Bohinj, a coastal cruise to the pretty seaside town of Piran and a ride on the Bohinj Railway, one of the great European railway journeys. We also visit Klagenfurt and majestic Lake Worthersee in Austria. Itinerary: Day 1: Rail - UK to Stuttgart Check-in at St Pancras or Ebbsfleet for an early morning departure to Paris. In Paris we transfer to the Gare de l’Est station and join our TGV train to Stuttgart where we spend our first night. Day 2: Rail - Stuttgart to Bled Air – UK to Bled (Day 1) Morning transfer to the station where we join the train to Jesenice, near Lake Bled. Alternatively check in at your chosen airport for the flight to Ljubljana or Venice – flight duration around 2 hours. On arrival we transfer by coach to Bled where we check into our hotel. Dinner at the hotel. Day 3: Bled & Lake Bohinj This morning we visit Bled island by traditional Pletna boat. Afterwards we travel to Lake Bohinj where it may be

possible to take the cable car up to the summit of Mount Vogel (payable locally). In the afternoon we visit Bled castle to enjoy a wine tasting and take-in the sublime views of the lake and Triglav Mountains. Dinner at the hotel. Day 4: Klagenfurt and Lake Worthersee This morning we travel the short distance to Austria where we visit the regional capital of Klagenfurt with its renaissance buildings and charming courtyards. From here we drive to Lake Worthersee, said to be Austria’s Monte Carlo due to its stunning surroundings, sought after properties and towns. Worthersee is the largest Alpine Lake in Europe with a length of 10 miles, and is famous for its crystal blue water clean enough to drink. Late afternoon we return to Bled. Dinner at the hotel. Day 5: Ljubljana Today we visit Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital – a great little city full of charm, historic buildings, cafés, restaurants and shops, all overlooked by an ancient castle. Legend has it that Ljubljana was founded by the Greek mythological heros Jason and the Argonauts. Return to Bled mid-afternoon. Dinner in the hotel. Day 6: Piran This morning we drive to Izola on Slovenia’s Adriatic coast and board our boat for a short coastal cruise to lovely Piran. Here you’ll see architecture influenced by the Venetian Republic and the AustroHungarian empire. Explore narrow winding streets, squares and churches. Tartini Square is a gem named after famous violinist and composer Giuseppe Tartini. The Church of St George, the patron saint of Piran, rises above the town and is worth a visit for the panoramic views alone. Enjoy free time to explore and obtain lunch before returning to Izola by boat and coach to Bled. Dinner at the hotel. Day 7: Bohinj Railway & Julian Alps This morning we board the Bohinj railway at Bled station for a wonderful 90 minute journey through the Julian Alps alongside the stunning blue waters of the Soca River Valley, to the Italian border town of Nova Gorica. Built by the Austro-Hungarain

Bled castle

empire to link Vienna with the Adriatic, the project was likened to the building of the Suez Canal for its scale and effort. Rejoin the coach for an afternoon scenic drive through the mountains taking-in the town of Bovec, surrounded by the peaks of the Julian Alps, cross the border into Italy via a scenic mountain route through the popular resorts of Trbiz, Tarvisio. Arriving back in Slovenia we stop at Kranjska Gora a popular ski and summer resort. Return to Bled. Dinner at the hotel Day 8: Bled Today is at leisure in Bled. Dinner at the hotel. Day 9: Rail - Jesenice to Stuttgart Air – Bled to UK (Day 8) This morning we join the coach and travel to Ljublijana or Venice to check in for our return flight to the UK. For those travelling by rail short transfer by coach to Jesenice to take the train to Stuttgart arriving early evening. Here we check into our hotel and will have free time to obtain dinner. Day 10: Rail – Stuttgart to UK Morning train from Stuttgart to Paris Gare de l’Est Station and transfer to Gare du Nord station to take the Eurostar to London St Pancras or Ebbsfleet. Note: Itinerary & events subject to change. Your hotels Stuttgart Hotel: 2/3 stars Jelovica Hotel - 3 star - Lake Bled Situated in the town of Bled, adjacent to the lakeside park, this 3-star hotel has a bar and terrace overlooking the park and lake. The hotel also has a spa and small swimming pool. In the restaurant all meals are buffet style with a choice of dishes and drinks. All bedrooms for our guests are with balcony, en suite facilities and wifi. Superior rooms and single rooms are available for a supplement.

DATE -HOTEL - PRICE - CODE 2019 - By Rail 12 May -Jelovica £1499 Code SLR5 9 June - Jelovica £1499 Code SLR6 20 Sept -Jelovica £1499 Code SLR9 2019 - By Air 13 May -Jelovica £1199 Code SLA5 10 June -Jelovica £1199 Code SLA6 21 Sept -Jelovica £1199 Code SLA9 DEPOSIT: By rail £150pp / By air £200pp INCLUDED: • Escorted throughout abroad • Return rail travel from London St Pancras (Ebbsfleet on request) or return flight with luggage to Ljubljana or venice- Supp’t may apply - see flight options below • 1 night hotel B&B sharing a twin/double room in Stuttgart outbound & return if travelling by rail • 7 nights half-board hotel accommodation in Bled • All excursions as stated • Transfers abroad ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS: • Single room supplement £20pp per night

FLIGHT INFORMATION & OPTIONS To Venice from Gatwick & Manchester. To Ljubljana from Stansted & Luton. • Flights are possible from these airports. All are subject to availability at time of booking and some may have a supplement. • Flight time around 2 hrs each way • Flights include 1 checked in bag (usually no more than 20kgs) and 1 carry on bag per person - weight & size of each subject to airline restrictions. • Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.

Ljubljana

Pletna boats

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Solkan Bridge, Bohinj Railway

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Lake Bled’s Lights on the Lake – Slovenia

BY AIR v03-08

Bohinj Railway’s Solkan Bridge

Half Board

6 Days £799pp

Lake Bled Bled is one of the best kept secrets in Europe – surrounded by a soaring vista of Alpine peaks, with a dramatic cliff top castle and romantic island at its centre, the emerald green lake is a joy to explore. The ‘Bled Days and Bled Night’ festival includes craft fairs and concerts with the highlight being Bled Night when the lake glows with floating candles. We also have a journey on the stunning Bohinj railway, and a visit to Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana. Flying from a choice of UK airports to Ljubljana or Venice and staying in a hotel situated near the lake this is a holiday not to be missed. The Bohinj Railway - one of the great European railway journeys – winds its way from Lake Bled through the Julian Alps mountain region passing through gorges and ravines, alongside the Sava Bohinjka River, before entering the 6,339 metre Bohinj tunnel. The train emerges in the Soca Valley alongside the stunning turquoise blue water of the Soca River and crosses the world’s longest all masonry Solkan Bridge en route to Nova Gorica on the border with Italy. Built by the Austro-Hungarian empire to connect Vienna with the Adriatic Sea, the railway’s construction was likened to the feat of building the Suez Canal when it opened in 1906. Itinerary: DAY 1: UK to Lake Bled Join at your chosen airport for the flight to Ljubljana or Venice – flight duration around 2 hours. Transfer to the Hotel Jelovica in Bled. Dinner at the hotel.

DAY 2: Lake Bohinj & Bled This morning we travel to Lake Bohinj where it may be possible to take the cable car up to the summit of Mount Vogel (payable locally). This afternoon we visit famous Bled castle where you will be enchanted by the dramatic views of the Lake and the history of the building. Dinner at the hotel. DAY 3: Bohinj Railway & Julian Alps This morning transfer by coach to Bled Station and embark on a wonderful 90 minute journey south through the Julian Alps and alongside the stunning blue waters of the Soca River Valley, before arriving at the Italian border town of Nova Gorica. Rejoin the coach for an afternoon scenic drive through the mountains starting at the town of Bovec surrounded by the peaks of the Julian Alps, continue across the border into Italy following our scenic mountain route through the popular resorts of Trbiz, Tarvisio. Arriving back into Slovenia we stop at Kranjska Gora a popular ski resort in the winter and in the summer popular for locals and tourist for its stunning views over the Triglav National Park. From here we return to Bled. Dinner in the hotel DAY 4: Bled Today is free in Bled. You may like to visit the arts and crafts fair taking place on the promenade. Dinner in the hotel. Afterwards we stroll to the lakeside for the Candles on the Lake, part of the Lights on the Lake Festival.

Today we travel by coach to Ljubljana Slovenia’s dynamic capital city, which has retained a relaxed small-town atmosphere. This picturesque and very vibrant city is full of surprises. Return to Bled mid-afternoon. Dinner in the hotel. DAY 6: Return to UK Check-out of the hotel after breakfast. Transfer to the airport for the flight home. Note: Itinerary and events subject to change .

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2019 17 July - Tour LB7 DEPOSIT: £150pp INCLUDED: • Escorted throughout abroad • Return flights with luggage to Ljubljana or Venice from a choice of UK airports including luggage supp’t may apply -see below • 5 nights stay at the 3 star Hotel

Your hotel Jelovica Hotel - 3 star - Lake Bled Situated in the town of Bled, adjacent to the lakeside park, this 3-star hotel has a bar and terrace overlooking the park and lake. The hotel also has a spa and small swimming pool. In the restaurant all meals are buffet style with a choice of dishes and drinks. All bedrooms for our guests are with balcony, en suite facilities and wifi. Superior rooms and single rooms are available for a supplement. Hotel Jelovica

Jelovica • 5 breakfasts & 5 dinners • Excursions as stated • Train ticket from Bled to Nova Gorica • Transfers abroad ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS: • Single room supplement £100

FLIGHT INFORMATION & OPTIONS To Venice from Gatwick , Luton & Edinburgh. To Ljubljana from Stansted. • Flights are possible from these airports. All are subject to availability at time of booking and some may have a supplement. • Flight time around 2 hrs each way • Flights include 1 checked in bag (usually no more than 20kgs) and 1 carry on bag per person - weight & size of each subject to airline restrictions. • Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.

DAY 5: Ljubljana Ljubljana

Ljubljana

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Bled Castle

Bohinj Valley

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Crystals & Christmas in Bavaria & Austria

BY AIR v13-11

Half Board

5 Days from £769pp

Swarovski Crystal World

Swarovski Crystal World’s Winter Wonderland adds sparkle to the festive season in Austria’s Tyrol fairytale gardens, crystal chambers, an extensive shop and restaurant make it a magical and chic attraction. Add to this Christmas markets in Munich, Innsbruck and Seefeld in Tyrol, plus the opportunity to visit magnificent Neuschwanstein Castle, the inspiration for Disney’s Magic Kingdom, and a dream winter break awaits you. Itinerary: Day 1: UK to Munich

distance by coach to Innsbruck, the Capital of the Tyrol, located in a valley between the mountains with stunning views all around, traditional architecture and a rich history. We have a guided tour and time to enjoy the Christmas Market which opens at 11am. Mid-afternoon we continue the short distance to Swarovski Crystal Worlds which opened in 1995 to mark the centennial anniversary of the company’s founding. Enjoy this stunning park with amazing crystal sculptures, crystal chambers, a shop and restaurant. Return to Seefeld early evening. Dinner at the hotel.

Join at your chosen airport for the flight to Munich (flight time around 2 hours). On arrival transfer to the 4 star Maritim Hotel. The rest of the day will be leisure with time to visit the Christmas Market (flight time permitting), open daily from 10am – 9pm.

Day 4: Seefeld

Day 2: Munich to Seefeld

Day 5: Seefeld to Munich to UK

This morning we have a guided walking tour of central Munich with time at leisure. This afternoon we travel by coach through scenic Bavarian and Austrian countryside to Seefeld in Tyrol which jointly with Innsbruck hosted two winter olympics (journey around 1 hour and 40 minutes). Check into the chic, 3star family run Hayman Hotel in the heart of the town. Dinner at the hotel.

Check out of the hotel after breakfast and transfer by coach to Munich airport for return flight to the UK.

Day 3: Innsbruck & Swarovski Winter Wonderland This morning we travel the short Munich

Innsbruck

Today is at leisure in Seefeld. Alternatively, join our optional £55pp day excursion to Neuschwanstein Castle with a guided tour plus a visit to Oberammergau, famed for its Passion Play - Note: castle access is via some steep slopes and steps.

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Haymon Hotel - 3-star - Seefeld

• Escorted throughout abroad

Rated 5 stars on trip advisor, this hotel comes highly recommended. The Haymon is a 3 star family run hotel at the beginning of Seefeld’s pedestrian area, near the town centre. Well furnished rooms in Tyrolean style, the international kitchen, and cosy chimney bar are all warm and welcoming. All rooms have private bathroom, balcony, radio, telephone, flatscreen cable-TV, hair dryer and a safe. The hotel offers free wifi, a sauna that is free to use for its guests and you will also be provided with a free pass for the regional buXAses in the Olympiaregion. Breakfasts are buffet style and dinners are 4 courses with a choice of main course.

• Return flights with hand luggage to Munich from a choice of UK airports - see below

2019

DEPOSIT: £200pp INCLUDED:

• 1 night sharing a twin/double room at the Maritim Hotel Munich on bed and breakfast basis • 3 nights sharing a twin/double room at the Haymon Hotel Seefeld on half board basis • 4 breakfasts • 3 dinners • Excursions as stated (Neuschwanstein Castle optional excursion £55pp) • All transfers abroad ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS: • Single room supplement £74

Neuschwanstein Castle

FLIGHT INFORMATION & OPTIONS To Munich from Heathrow, Manchester, Bristol & Birmingham.

Note: Snow not guaranteed. Events and order of itinerary subject to change.

• Flights are possible from these airports. All are subject to availability at time of booking and some may have a supplement.

Your hotels

• Flight time around 2 hrs each way

Maritim Hotel - 4-star - Munich

• Flights include 1 carry on bag per person - weight & size of each subject to airline restrictions checked in baggage is available at an extra cost.

The Maritim Hotel Munich is located near the main station and town centre. All rooms have been freshly renovated and include private bathroom, balcony, radio, telephone, Swarovski Crystal World

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flatscreen cable-TV, hair dryer and safe. The hotel has a Panorama roof top indoor pool and a sauna. There is a restaurant, bar and piano bar. Breakfasts are buffet style.

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

Haymon Hotel, Seefeld

Seefeld

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Lake Bled Castle & Christmas Markets – Slovenia & Austria

BY AIR v 26.10

Ljubljana

Half Board Plus

Lake Bled

5 Days from £659pp DATES - PRICES - CODES

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hristmas time at Lake Bled, Slovenia, is just magical framed by the snow-capped peaks of the majestic Julian Alps, Bled is a dream location. Our hotel in Bled close to the Christmas market is a perfect setting for this build up to Christmas. Highlights include: lunch in Bled Castle, perched atop a cliff 130 metres above the glacial lake with spellbinding views; the gingerbread museum in Radovljica; Ljubljana, Slovenia’s charming capital with its stunning Christmas market; and Klagenfurt Christmas Market in Austria. Itinerary: Day 1: UK to Bled Join your flight to Ljubljana or Venice, then transfer by coach to your hotel. Dinner at the hotel. Day 2: Lake Bled - Ljubljana This morning we have a trip by traditional Pletna boat on Lake Bled with a short stop on the Island. Afterwards we travel to Ljubljana, Slovenia’s charming capital, with free time to explore the Christmas Market. Dinner in the hotel. Day 3: Klagenfurt & Radovljica This morning we travel to Klagenfurt in Austria for the traditional Christkindlmarkt. On our return we stop in Radovljica, a stunning small town famous for its Bled Castle

Gingerbread museum and its ‘Christmassy feel’. We have time to visit the gingerbread shop before returning to Bled. Dinner in the hotel. Day 4: Bled Castle This morning we visit Bled castle* where you will be enchanted not only by the dramatic views of Lake Bled but also the delightful restaurant that offers cuisine with modern flavours of the region with our included lunch. The afternoon is free in Bled. Dinner in the hotel. Day 5: Bled to UK After breakfast it’s time to checkout of the hotel and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Note: Itinerary is subject to change depending on local conditions. *Please note that there is a short uphill walk on a cobbled footpath to the castle. Your Hotel Jelovica Hotel - 3 star - Lake Bled Situated in the town of Bled, adjacent to the lakeside park, this 3-star hotel has a bar and terrace overlooking the park and lake. The hotel also has a spa and small swimming pool. In the restaurant all meals are buffet style with a choice of dishes and drinks. All

bedrooms for our guests are with balcony, en suite facilities and wifi. Superior rooms and single rooms are available for a supplement. Low key musical entertainment is provided at the hotel some evenings of your stay. Rikli Balance Hotel - 4-star - Lake Bled The Hotel Rikli is in the heart of Bled. The hotel's Part of the hotel group that is the home of the original Bled cream cake, the popular dessert that Bled is renowned for far and wide. For relaxation, recreation and beauty, guests can take advantage of the Ziva Wellness complex which has six swimming pools, indoor and outdoor, hot tubs, saunas and heated stone beds. the hotel was fully renovated in 2017. Each room has a balcony, bathroom (shower or bathtub) and hairdryer, satellite TV, direct phone line, wireless, internet, safe and mini bar. The staff at this hotel go out of their way to ensure guests receive excellent service with a smile. Note: Snow not guaranteed in Slovenia. Order of excursions are subject to change depending on Hotel Park local conditions.

Klagenfurt

5 Dec 2019 Jelovica Hotel £659pp

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Rikli Hotel

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£769pp

DEPOSIT: £200pp INCLUDED:

• Escorted throughout in Slovenia & Austria • Return flights with cabin baggage from a choice of UK airports supplement may apply (see below) • Excursions as stated • 4 nights accommodation sharing a twin/double bedded room • 4 breakfasts & 4 dinners • Lunch in Bled Castle • Transfers abroad Accommodation Options: • Single room - £80pp

Pletna Boat

FLIGHT INFORMATION & OPTIONS To Venice from Heathrow, Gatwick, Edinburgh & Manchester. To Ljubljana from Stansted.

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• Flights are possible from these airports subject to availability at time of booking and some may have a supplement. • Flight time is around 2 hours each way. • Hold luggage can be added for a supplement. Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flights

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Lake Bled & Castle Christmas – Slovenia

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Half Board Plus

Bled Castle

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hristmas in Bled, Slovenia is just magical - framed by the snowcapped peaks of the majestic Julian Alps, Bled is a dream location where a unique Legend of the Sunken Bell performance is played out every year. The highlight will be Christmas Day Lunch in Bled Castle, perched atop a cliff 130 metres above the glacial lake with spellbinding views. We will also visit a gingerbread museum, Ljubljana Slovenia’s charming capital, tranquil Lake Bohinj & the Mount Vogel cablecar, plus have the opportunity to visit the epic Postojna Caves, Europe’s most visited.

Bled Castle - Christmas Day Lunch High above the lake in Bled Castle you will be enchanted not only by the dramatic views but also the delightful restaurant that serves cuisine with modern flavours of the region. Our Christmas lunch will be served here which also allows you free entry into the Castle and museum. Postojna Caves: The most visited show caves in Europe. In 1872 railway lines were laid to take visitors to the heart of the caves. Floodlighting allows you to admire the size and splendour of the underground world where stalactites and stalagmites abound. A guided visit lasts an hour and a half. Ljubljana: With a relaxed small-town atmosphere, this picturesque and very vibrant city is full of surprises. Along the banks of the Ljubljanica River you will find traditional markets, and the Christmas market and ‘Festive Fair’. The Legend of the Sunken Bell: A unique theatre spectacle where the stage is set on the water, or rather in it. Performed by divers, see how the wishing bell in the island’s church became so famous. According to the legend whatever you wish for while ringing the bell will ‘certainly come true’.

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Lake Bled - view from castle Lake Bohinj: Slovenia's largest lake is a picture of peace and serenity. It's brooding and mystical feel are encouraged by the steep mountains that rise out of the lake on the northern side, with mountain peaks also dominating the background to the west and south. On clear days you can even see the peak of the mighty Triglav Mountains. Itinerary: Day 1: UK to Lake Bled Join at your chosen airport for the flight to Ljubljana or Venice – flight duration around 2 hours. Transfer to the Hotel Jelovica in Bled. Dinner at the hotel. Day 2: Radovljica This morning is free in Bled. This afternoon we travel to Radovljica, a small town which is famous for its Gingerbread museum and its ‘Christmassy feel’. We return to Bled for dinner in the hotel. Day 3: Ljubljana Free morning in Bled. Afternoon visit to Ljubljana where you can stroll around the ‘Festive Fair’. Return to Bled for dinner at the hotel. Day 4: Christmas Eve at Lake Bled After breakfast the day is at leisure to explore Bled. 10:00–19:00: Christmas Arts and Crafts Market - Hotel Park Coffee Shop – Terrace. 16:00: Greeting of Santa Claus with carol singers - Hotel Park Coffee Shop – Terrace. 17:00: Torch-lit walk around the lake – Hotel Park Coffee Shop– Terrace. 19:00: Dinner at the hotel. 24:00: Midnight Christmas Mass - St Martin’s church. Day 5: Christmas Day at Lake Bled 10:00–19:00: Christmas Arts and Crafts Market - Hotel Park Coffee Shop –

Terrace. 12:00: Transfer to Bled Castle* for Christmas Day Lunch. 16:00 – 18:00: Santa Claus goes around Bled in a horse-drawn carriage. 17:00: The Legend of the Sunken Bell. This is the highlight of Christmas in Bled - the action takes place at Bled’s Public Lido, just a short walk from the hotel. 19:00: Dinner in the Hotel. Day 6: Boxing day at Lake Bohinj Visit to Lake Bohinj where it may be possible to take the cable car up to the summit of Mount Vogel (payable locally, weather and conditions permitting). Return to the hotel early afternoon for free time in Bled. Dinner at the hotel. Day 7: Lake Bled or Postojna Caves Optional visit to Postojna Caves by coach (£39pp) or free time in Bled. Dinner at the hotel. Day 8: Lake Bled to UK Check-out of the hotel after breakfast. Transfer to the airport for the flight home. Note: Snow not guaranteed in Bled. Events subject to change by the organisers. *Please note there is a short uphill walk on a cobbled footpath to the castle. Your hotel Jelovica Hotel - 3 star - Lake Bled Situated in the town of Bled, adjacent to the lakeside park, this 3-star hotel has a bar and terrace overlooking the park and lake. The hotel also has a spa and small swimming pool. In the restaurant all meals are buffet style with a choice of dishes and drinks. All bedrooms for our guests are with balcony, en suite facilities and wifi. Superior rooms and single rooms are available for a supplement.

DATE - CODE 2019 21 December - Tour XS12 DEPOSIT: £200pp INCLUDED: • Escorted throughout in Slovenia • Return flights with luggage to Ljubljana or Venice from a choice of UK airports - see below • 7 nights sharing a twin/double room at the Hotel Jelovica • Christmas day lunch in Bled Castle • 7 breakfasts • 7 dinners • Excursions as stated • Airport to hotel transfer on arrival and departure ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS: • Single room supplement £140 OPTIONAL EXCURSION: Postojna Caves - £39 per person

FLIGHT INFORMATION & OPTIONS To Venice from Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton & Manchester. To Ljubljana from Stansted. • Flights are possible from these airports. All are subject to availability at time of booking and some may have a supplement. • Flight time around 2 hrs each way • Flights include 1 checked in bag (usually no more than 20kgs) and 1 carry on bag per person - weight & size of each subject to airline restrictions. • Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.

Ljubljana

The legend of the Sunken Bell

Hotel Jelovica

Radovljica

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Halong Bay

Vietnam is a must see destination with welcoming people, amazing scenery, rich culture, delicious food and an epic history. This fun-packed holiday takes you from Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon) and the Mekong Delta in the south to the capital Hanoi and Ha Long Bay in the north, taking in delightful Hoi An, Hue, the ancient My Son ruins and much more along the way. With a Ha Long Bay overnight cruise and your choice of good quality 3 or 4 star hotels this is every holiday you’ve dreamed of in one great package.

Mekong Delta, Sampan Boat

Highlights: Escorted throughout, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Chu Chi Tunnels, Mekong Delta, Hoi An (Unesco), Tra Que Village experience, My Son ruins (Unesco), Hue (Unesco) Royal Citadel and street food tour, Hue to Hanoi overnight sleeper train, Hanoi, Halong Bay (Unesco) overnight cruise Day 1: UK to Vietnam Depart from your chosen UK airport and fly to Ho Chi Minh (Saigon). Day 2: Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) On arrival short transfer to your city centre hotel. The rest of the day will be at leisure. Overnight in Saigon. Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels This morning we visit Ho Chi Minh’s historic landmarks: Dong Khoi Street, previously Rue Catinat; Reunification Palace, where the Vietnam War ended in 1975; The Grand Building, today a Museum and Hall for official receptions; The impressive Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office (designed by famous architect Gustave Eiffel) - legacies of France’s six decade rule from 1887 to 1954. Our last stop this morning will be the War Remnants Museum, a striking reminder of the so-called ‘American War’. Lunch is included at a local restaurant. This afternoon we drive out of Ho Chi Minh City to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels (around 90 mins drive). This network of tunnels, which stretched for over 200km, is one of the most famous and historical aspects of the Vietnam War. Upon arrival we watch a short introductory film before following our guide into the war memorial park where you will have the opportunity to view and walk through one of the tunnels (not compulsory). Afterwards return to Ho Chi Minh. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh. Breakfast and lunch included today. Day 4: Mekong Delta This morning we travel to My Tho in the heart of Mekong Delta (around 90 mins drive). We start with a visit to the Vinh Trang Pagoda before continuing to the centre where we take a leisurely boat ride along the river viewing the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages. At Tortoise islet we enjoy lunch in the orchard garden before

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continuing by boat to An Khanh, a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre. Here we transfer to hand-rowed sampan boats for a gentle meander along natural canals. Next we visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle and taste the delicious coconut candy and roam through the fruit plantation and village. Return to Ho Chi Minh for our final night in the city. Breakfast and lunch included today. Day 5: Ho Chi Minh – Danang – Hoi An Morning transfer to the airport for our short flight north (around 60 mins) to Danang. Continue by coach (around 45 mins) to Hoi An. This delightful, small, riverside city is famous for express tailor-made clothes, shoes, spectacles, jewellery and more. The tranquil old town is a Unesco World Heritage Centre where vehicles are barred at certain times of day. Once a major trading post, the pretty low-rise buildings have many influences including Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese and French designs. Today they house a myriad of shops, restaurants, coffee houses and bars. On arrival we have a walking tour taking-in the tile-roofed Japanese Bridge, the taciturn Chinese Assembly Halls, ancient houses, and pagodas, and stroll into the market on the Thu Bon river. After lunch we check-in to our hotel near the old town. Overnight in Hoi An Breakfast & Lunch included today. Day 6: Tra Que Village - Thanh Ha Village This morning we travel the short distance to Tra Que herb village to appreciate the local agriculture and the stunning scenery. We enjoy a foot soak before preparing a typical lunch with a local family. Continue to Thanh Ha Pottery Village, located by the bank of Thu Bon river, where we learn how to make real Hoi An pottery. Originating in the 15th century, this famous village produces pottery in all shapes and sizes from bowls, jars and

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My Son pots, to animal shapes, the Taj Mahal and more. Overnight in Hoi An. (Breakfast & Lunch included today). Day 7: Hoi An – My Son – Hue After an early breakfast we leave Hoi An and drive (around 80 mins) to My Son - a UNESCO World Heritage Centre located in a lush jungle setting, resembling an Indiana Jones film location. This tranquil and beautiful site, made up of dozens of tower temples and ancient artefacts, was once the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom, a unique culture originating from Indian Hinduism dating from the 4th to 13th centuries. From here we return to Hoi An for some free time. Mid afternoon we join our coach for the drive north to Hue (journey around 4 hours). Overnight in Hue. Breakfast included today. Hue, Vietnams capital from 1802 to 1945, was the country’s political, cultural and religious centre under the Nguyen dynasty. An abundance of historic monuments and its beautiful setting on the Perfume River earned the city Vietnam’s 1st Unesco listing. Day 8: Hue – Hanoi Check out of the hotel after breakfast and have full day sightseeing in Hué, discovering the charm of the city including the Royal Citadel, Forbidden City and the colourful Dong Ba Market. Around noon time, we shall embark on a special street food tour to discover the other side of Hue from sticky rice dumplings or a fried dumpling (Ram It) or Filtered tapioca dumplings (Banh Loc) to the well-known Hue beef vermicelli soup (Bun Bo Hue). The street food tour ends at a small restaurant with Sweet soup (Che), a scrumptious local delicacy made of various local ingredients or, if sweet soup is not your style, a Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk. This afternoon we transfer to Hue airport for our flight to Hanoi. Breakfast and lunch included today. On arrival we transfer to our hotel for overnight.

Imperial City Hue Day 9: Hanoi Full day exploring Hanoi including lunch and visits to Ho Chi Minh Complex Mausoleum; Museum and Temple of Literature, an ancient collection of courtyards, gardens and architecture built in homage to the Chinese scholar Confucius; Hoan Kiem Lake and the Museum of Ethnology. Overnight in Hanoi. Lunch included today. Day 10: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise This morning we head East to Halong Bay, the pride of the Gulf of Tonkin and a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site (around 4 hours drive). The road will pass by the Red River delta with green paddy fields and rural villages. In Halong we join our boat for a cruise in the stunning bay created by thousands of limestone rocks and karst grottoes. Overnight with dinner on the boat. All cabins have en suite shower room and toilet and air conditioning. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included today.

13 Days from £1799pp DATES - CODES 2019 2,5,9,16,19,23,30 March 2,6,9,13,16 April 4,11,18,25 May 1,4,15,24 June 2,9,20,30 July 3,6,10,17,24 August 10,14,21,28 Sept 1,5,8,15,19,26 Oct 2,5,9,16,19,23,26,30 Nov 3,7,10 Dec

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DEPOSIT: £550pp INCLUDED: • Return flights from UK (overnight

Day 11: Halong Bay – Hanoi Morning wake up with taichi-quan or yoga exercises guided by the crew (not compulsory). Breakfast/brunch served whilst cruising between Halong’s islets. Return to the dock and head to Hanoi arriving mid-to-late afternoon. Overnight in Hanoi. Breakfast/brunch included on board. Day 12: Hanoi – departure This morning we transfer to Hanoi Airport for our return flight to the UK. Breakfast included at the hotel. Day 13: Arrival in UK Note: Order and times of events/excursions may be subject to change.

each way), please call to discuss all options. Flight supplement may apply • 10-nights accommodation including: 9 nights hotel accommodation sharing a twin or double bedded room - hotels listed (or similar) 1 night cruise in Halong Bay • Meals as stated • All excursions as stated • Train, boats & internal flight as stated • All transfers in Vietnam ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:

Prices are based on the above hotels or similar, subject to availability at the time of booking and a supplement may apply to some flight options.

Hoi An, Thu Bon River

• Single room supplement £250pp for 3-star accommodation and £350 for 4-star accommodation - not including the train (see above). NEED TO KNOW: VISA: ‘British Citizen’ passport holders travelling for tourism can stay in Vietnam for up to a maximum of 15 days without a visa. GROUP SIZE: The above dates are guaranteed departure subject to a minimum of 2 guests travelling and subject to availability at the time of booking.

Call 01895 83 33 33 09.00 to 17.30hrs Monday to Friday - 09.30 to 12.30hrs Saturdays • Email: iinfo@gnholidays.com

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Halong Bay

Trang An

Vietnam and Cambodia are an irresistible holiday duo. From the ethereal islets and grottoes in stunning Halong Bay to the water world of the Mekong Delta and awe inspiring Angkor Wat temple, join us for a far east experience like no other, where trains, boats and planes will take us on a fun-packed holiday of a lifetime. Highlights: Escorted throughout, 4 star hotels, Halong Bay overnight cruise, Trang An Boat ride, Scenic & Sleeper trains, Perfume River Cruise, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Chu Chi Tunnels, Mekong Delta Floating Market, Phnom Penh City, Cheoung Ek Killing Fields, Angkor Wat, Siem Reap. Angkor

Day 1: UK to Vietnam Depart from Heathrow Airport and fly to Hanoi. Flights from other airports may be possible, please call to discuss. Flight supplement may apply. Day 2: Hanoi Flight arrives Hanoi. On arrival transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon (flight time permitting) we will have a tour of the Old Quarter of Hanoi, visiting Ngoc Son Temple, the Hoan Kiem Lake (the “Sword” Lake), and Quan Thanh Taoist Temple. The tour will be by the popular cyclo (a type of rickshaw). We also attend a show of Water Puppetry, a traditional stage art of Northern Vietnam. A welcome dinner will be included this evening. Overnight in Hanoi. Day 3: Full Day City tour Hanoi Today we have a full day exploring Hanoi with visits to Ho Chi Minh Complex Mausoleum; Hoa Lo Prison Museum, also known as the "Hanoi Hilton", an infamous prison used by the French colonists. We also visit the Ethology Museum and Temple of Literature, an ancient collection of courtyards, gardens and architecture built in homage to the Chinese scholar Confucius. Overnight in Hanoi. (Breakfast & lunch included). Day 4: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise This morning we head East to Halong Bay, the pride of the Gulf of Tonkin and a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site (around 4 hours drive). The road will pass by the Red River delta with green paddy fields and rural villages. In Halong we board a comfortable junk style boat for a cruise in the “Descendingdragon” bay, created by thousands of limestone rocks and karst grottoes. Overnight on the boat near Titov Beach. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner included). Junk Boat: All cabins have large windows, ensuite facilities, satellite TV, hairdryer. The ships can carry a total of 28 passengers in 14 cabins and a restaurant serving local cuisine, a bar

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and outside seating area to enjoy the stunning scenery. Day 5: Halong Bay – Ninh Binh Early morning wake up call to enjoy the dawn on the sea. After breakfast continue our cruise in the area, where each islet name is inspired by its shape, such as Sail Island, Fisherman’s head rock, Butterfly rock or Turtle islet. This afternoon we disembark the boat and travel to Ninh Binh (around 4 hours drive) where we check into our hotel. Overnight in Ninh Binh. (Breakfast & lunch included). Day 6: Bai Dinh pagoda – Trang An – Night train to Hue This morning we travel to Bai Dinh Pagoda, the biggest pagoda in Vietnam with 500 La Han statues. Have lunch in local restaurant with some local special dishes before we continue to UNESCO site of Trang An (around 30 minutes drive); Travel on a boat through the paddy fields to the impressive limestone cave complex seeing temples, pagodas and stunning scenery along the route. We have time to freshen up in a local hotel before transferring to Ninh Binh station where we join our overnight sleeper train travelling south to Hué. Overnight on train. (Breakfast & lunch included). Livitrans Express Train: Cabins are 4-berth, for a 2 berth cabin a supplement will apply. Every carriage has a wash basin and a toilet situated at the end and there is a dining car with a bar. Day 7: Hué On arrival in Hué, Vietnam’s capital from 1802 to 1945, we transfer to the hotel for check-in and breakfast. Today we have a full day sightseeing in Hué to discover the charm of the city including the Royal Citadel, Forbidden City and the Hué Royal Museum. In the afternoon we visit King Tu Duc tomb - the best-preserved monuments of the Nguyen Emperors since early 19th and early 20th centuries. Today’s schedule will include a

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Cu Chi Tunnels

Hué to Da Nang Coastal Train

Sampan boat on the Mekong Delta

19 Days from £2799pp DATES - PRICES - CODES

cruise sailing along Perfume river. We will reach King Minh Mang tomb, a complex consisting of 40 palaces, temples and pavilions and enjoy the sun set before disembarking and returning to the hotel. Overnight in Hue. (Breakfast & lunch included). Day 8: Hué – Da Nang – Coastal Train - Hoi An This morning we travel from Hué to Da Nang on the stunning coastal railway. Continue by coach to Hoi An (around 45 minutes drive). On arrival we walk over the tile-roofed Japanese Bridge, visit the taciturn Chinese Assembly Halls, ancient houses, and pagodas, and stroll into the market on the Thu Bon river. This is also a wonderful town to shop for lanterns, soft silk, raw silk, or get your clothes tailored within a day. (Breakfast & Lunch included). Day 9: Hoi An – Tra Que Village This morning we travel the short distance to Tra Que herb village to appreciate the local agriculture and the stunning scenery. We enjoy a foot soak before preparing a typical lunch with a local family. Return to the hotel and the rest of day is at leisure. Overnight in Hoi An. (Breakfast & lunch included). Day 10: Hoi An – Danang - Flight to Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) This morning we transfer to Danang (around a 1-hour drive) for the flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Upon arrival transfer to our hotel located in the city centre. This afternoon we have a tour taking-in Saigon’s historic landmarks: Dong Khoi Street, previously Rue Catinat; Reunification Palace, where the Vietnam War ended in 1975, today a Museum and Hall for official receptions; The impressive Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office, designed by famous architect Gustave Eiffel - legacies of France’s six decade rule from 1887 to 1954. Our last stop this afternoon will be the War Remnants Museum, a striking reminder of the so-called ‘American War’ – entry included. Afterwards drop off at central Ben Thanh market for shopping. Overnight in Hoi Chi Minh. (Breakfast & lunch included). Day 11: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels - Can Tho This morning we checkout of our hotel and drive out of Ho Chi Minh City to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels (around 90 minutes drive). This network of tunnels, which stretched for over 200km, is one of the most famous and historical aspects of the Vietnam War. Upon arrival we watch a short introductory documentary before following our guide into the winding, underground network to explore the war memorial park. Afterwards continue to Can Tho in the heart of the Mekong Delta and our overnight hotel (around 4 hours drive). (Breakfast & lunch included). Day 12: Can Tho Floating Market – Chau Doc A highlight of the Mekong delta is its floating market. We rise early check out of the hotel and visit the local Cai Rang and enjoy the daily life of Mekong people who come to the markets on the rivers every day. Afterwards continue to Chau Doc (around 3 hours drive), explore the Tra Su Indigo Forest, which has an area of nearly 1,500 hectares with various species of animals, plants and peaceful sceneries. Here we enjoy its unique beauty by travelling on small boats through the forest. Overnight in Chau Doc. (Breakfast & lunch included). Day 13: Chau Doc – Cambodia – Phnom Penh City - Killing Fields After an breakfast transfer to the pier to take the Hangchau Express boat for great views and a quicker journey across the border to Cambodia. We arrive in Phnom Penh early afternoon, a city which retains its traditional colonial style with French villas and large tree-lined footpaths. We visit the

impressive colourful Khmer-style royal palace complex built in 1866 by the Predecessors of King Norodom. Nearby is Silver pagoda (the emerald Buddha temple), where the Buddha Statues are decorated and made of gold, diamonds, gemstones and silver. Afterwards we travel the short distance to Cheoung Ek, known as the Killing Fields and an important stop not only to remember the infamous events enforced by Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, but it is only when you have visited that you can begin to understand modern Cambodia. Overnight in Phnom Penh. (Breakfast & lunch included). Day 14: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap After breakfast we travel the short distance to Phom Penh Airport for the short flight to Siem Reap. On arrival at Siem Reap we visit West Baray Big Pond “baray” a water reservoir built by the ancient Khmer people and Pre Rup temple for a stunning sunset view. Overnight in Siem Reap. (Breakfast & lunch included). Day 15: Angkor Temples Today we have a full day visiting the nearby Angkor Temples to include; Angkor Thom, known as Big Angkor, the last capital of the Angkorian Empire, The Bayon Temple; and the Terrace of the Elephants, an impressive 300 metre long terrace wall adorned with carved elephants that spans the heart of Angkor Thom. We also visit the Baphuon temple mountain; Royal Palace Area, Ta Prohm Temple and Angkor Wat Temple. We finish the day at Angkor night market. Overnight in Siem Reap. (Breakfast & lunch Included). Day 16: Angkor Temples Today we visit Banteay Srei (around a 1-hour drive) , which loosely translates to “Citadel of the Women”. On the way we will visit Banteay Samre temple and Roluos group, one of the earliest Angkor capitals. The three Hindu sanctuaries: Preah Ko, Bakong and Lolei will also be included. Overnight in Siem Reap. (Breakfast & lunch included). Day 17: Siem Reap - Tonle Sap Today is at leisure in Siem Reap where recommended visits include the French Quarter, the old market and the Cambodian cultural village. In the late afternoon we visit nearby Tonle Sap, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia for a trip in a traditional wooden boat in the sunset around the floating villages followed by a farewell dinner. Overnight in Siem Reap. (Breakfast & lunch included). Day 18: Siem Reap – Departure This morning we transfer to Siem Reap Airport for our return flight to the UK. (Breakfast included).

2019 14 Mar

£2899

Tour VC3-2

4 Apr

£2899

Tour VC4-2

16 May

£2799

Tour VC5-2

20 June £2799

Tour VC6-2

19 Sept £2849

Tour VC9-2

17 Oct

£2899

Tour VC10-2

7 Nov

£2999

Tour VC11-4

21 Nov

£2999

Tour VC11-5

DEPOSIT: £500pp INCLUDED: • Escorted throughout in Vietnam & Cambodia • Return Flights from Heathrow Flights from other airports may be possible, please call to discuss. Flight supplement may apply • 14 nights 4-star hotel accommodation sharing a twin or double bedded room - hotels listed • Overnight Halong Bay cruise • Overnight sleeper train to Hue • Meals as stated

Day 19: Arrival in UK

• All excursions as stated ACCOMMODATION: Flower Garden - Hanoi : www.flowergardenhotel.com.vn Legend Hotel - Ninh Binh: www.ninhbinhlegendhotel.com Huong Giang Hotel & Spa - Hue: www.huonggianghotel.com.vn

• Trains, boats & internal flights as stated • All transfers abroad

Hoi An Silk Village - Hoi An: www.hoiansilkvillage.com Paragon Hotel - Ho Chi Minh: www.paragonsaigon.com

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:

TTC Hotel Premium - Can Tho: www.ttccantho.com

• Single room supplement £504 -

Victoria Hotel - Chau Doc: www.victoriahotels.asia

this does not include the train

Green Palace Hotel, Phnom Penh: www.greenpalacehotel.com Sokha Roth Hotel, Siem Reap: www.sokhahotels.com/siemreap

• Upgrade to a 2-berth cabin on the overnight train £70pp

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

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Peru – Incas to Islands Rail & Sail Explorer

Machu Picchu

Lake Titicaca

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oin us for a holiday adventure in ‘the richest country in the world’ - that’s how Peruvians describe their homeland because they believe you can experience more unforgettable moments here than anywhere else. Peru claims the diversity and authenticity of its culture, nature, people and food contain the essence of life. Enjoy a visit to the world famous Lost City of the Incas, the highest lake in the world - Lake Titicaca, travel through the Sacred Valley to the world famous Machu Picchu, take a train ride through the Andes with lunch on board, and visit the Ballestas Islands - the Galapagos of Peru, rich in nature and stunning scenery. Day 1: UK to Lima

Cusco

Depart from Heathrow Airport and fly to Lima. Flights from other airports may be possible, please call to discuss. Flight supplement may apply. On arrival in Lima you will be met at the airport and escorted to your hotel. Day 2: Lima - Paracas This morning we transfer by bus to Paracas, a small seaside town bustling with life and gateway for the Ballestas Islands. The afternoon is free to enjoy the town and relax. (Breakfast included).

Sacred Valley

Day 3: Ballestas Islands This morning we board a boat and head out toward the Ballestas Islands where we will enjoy close-up views of sea lions as they swim near the boat or sun themselves on shore. Watch hundreds of marine bird species including the Guanay Cormorant, Peruvian pelicans and with some luck even one of the famous Humboldt penguins. We return to the main land and visit the Paracas National Reserve is the only nature reserve, the Peruvian coast and considered one of the world’s strangest and richest ecosystems by UNESCO. As you enter the National Reserve you will have the chance to take pictures of the stunning natural rock formations like the ‘cathedral’ and the ‘friars’, sculpted by the wind and sea. A number of lookouts along the coast are ideal locations for landscape shots of the Paracas Peninsula and the Pacific Ocean. (Breakfast included) Day 4: Paracas – Arequipa This morning we travel by bus to Lima airport for our flight to Arequipa (flight time approx 1½ hours) where we check into our hotel. Free time in Arequipa(Breakfast included) Day 5: Arequipa Half day city tour of Arequipa visiting the

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extraordinary Santa Catalina Convent. This cloister, built in the 16th century, is a huge construction which once served as a town within itself housing 450 nuns. Traditionally, the oldest daughters of Arequipa’s aristocratic families entered the convent in their early teens and spent their lives there, cloistered away. The convent complex has been beautifully refurbished, bringing the past vividly alive once more. After the visit of the convent you will head to the Yanahuara lookout point for a magnificent view of the Misti Volcano and the city. (Breakfast included) Day 6: Arequipa - Colca This morning we leave Arequipa and head towards Colca. On your way we pass Pampa de Arrieros, Pampa Cañahuas (where we find the Vicuna National Reserve of Aguada Blanca), Mismi, Misti and Chachani volcanoes and the glaciers of Ampato, Sabancaya and Hualca Hualca which provide picturesque panoramic views as we enter the Colca Valley. We make a stop at Chivay, the most important town in the Colca Valley, before continuing to your hotel in Colca. (Breakfast and dinner included) Day 7: Colca – Puno After breakfast drive to the observation point ‘Mirador Cruz del Condor’, one of the deepest parts of the canyon where you will find the perfect spot to look down 1,200 m (3,937 ft) into the canyon. It’s here that the legendary condor can be seen rising and circling on the morning thermals, silhouetted against the magnificent backdrop of the mountain scenery. Afterwards continue our trip across Altiplano landscapes to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. (Breakfast included). Day 8: Lake Titicaca Today’s excursion starts with a visit to the floating reed Islands of the Uros people who

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have been living in the lake for hundreds of years. From here we head to Taquile island, the indigenous community of Taquile has conserved across the centuries many of the customs of the old lake population, such as a communitarian life where everything is shared. The deep earthy red colour of the soil contrasts magnificently against the deep blue of Lake Titicaca with the stunning backdrop of the snowcapped Cordillera Real, on the far side makes this a perfect island to visit. (Breakfast and lunch included) Day 9: Scenic Train through the Andes We transfer to the rail station for a spectacular rail journey today beginning in Puno and travelling north to Cusco. This train journey cuts across the formidable Peruvian Altiplano. The first half of the full day journey is through the rolling Andean Plains, where vicuña and alpaca can be seen. The afternoon is dominated by the magnificent Andean mountains which tower over the deep valleys of the meandering Huatanay River. A gourmet lunch will be served on board one of the four dining cars. Traditional dances and music will be presented during the journey to make the special experience complete. Transfer to your hotel in Cusco. (Breakfast and lunch included)

South America's most famous souvenir markets. This afternoon we visit the fortress of Ollantaytambo which houses the impressive Temple of the Sun, formed of six gigantic monoliths, and the Terrace of the Ten Niches. (Breakfast and lunch included).

1 Sept

£3899

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6 Oct

£3799

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Day 12: Sacred Valley

3 Nov

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£3699

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Day 10: Cusco This morning is at Leisure in Cusco. In the afternoon we have a tour to include the beautiful Koricancha Temple, the Cathedral and the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, a most remarkable Inca building the amphitheater of Kenko. This is followed by a visit to Puca Pucara, a strategically located 'red fortress', that dominates the entire area, before visiting Tambomachay, with its two distinctive aqueducts that to this day continue to provide clean water to the area. (Breakfast included)

This morning we transfer to Cusco Airport for our flight to Lima. Upon arrival we are transferred to our hotel. This afternoon we have a sightseeing tour of Lima exploring Miraflores and San Isidro, the modern districts of Lima and its historic center, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. (Breakfast included).

Day 11: Cusco – The Sacred Valley This morning travel to the Pisaq market in the Sacred Valley. Originally a place where people from remote communities used to barter their products, Pisaq has evolved to one of

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This morning we transfer to Ollanta train station for the Expedition train ride taking us through the Sacred Valley of the Incas up to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival a small coach takes you up the steep roads to the entrance of the citadel. For centuries Machu Picchu remained undiscovered by Peru’s Spanish and was eventually found in 1911 by the American explorer Hiram Bingham. During a guided tour experience the uniqueness of the location and the genius that went into its construction, making this Inca site one of the seven new wonders of the world. Return by train from Aguas Calientes to Ollanta (or Poroy) train station for the transfer to the hotel. (Breakfast included) Day 13: Cusco to Lima

Day 14: to UK Transfer to Lima airport for your return flight to the UK.

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DEPOSIT: £700pp INCLUDED: • Escort/guides in Peru as per the itinerary • Return Flights from Heathrow Flights from other airports may be possible, please call to discuss. Flight supplement may apply

Day 15: UK

• 13 nights accommodation in 3-

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or double bedded room upgrades available as stated. • 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner • All excursions as stated • Trains, boats & internal flights as listed • All transfers abroad ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS: • Single room supplement from£320pp • Upgrade to 3 star superior hotels at £210pp • Upgrade to 4 star superior hotels at £280pp

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GN Holidays & Voyages Booking Conditions & Important Information YOUR CONTRACT IS WITH GOOD NEWS HOLIDAYS LTD (TRADING AS GN HOLIDAYS & 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. You may however choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland if you live there and wish to do so. 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 or to your travel agent, within 4 days of receiving these booking conditions. 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 – 12 weeks or more depending on the holiday booked. 2. YOUR FINANCIAL PROTECTION: 1.When you buy a holiday that doesn’t include a flight, protection is provided by way of an ABTA bond held by Travel & General Insurance Services (TAGIS). 2. When you buy a flight inclusive holiday, protection is by way of our Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (ATOL) number 9362. 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 will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where we aren’t able 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 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 non-provision 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 reassigned 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 in line with ABTA’s Code of Conduct. This includes a commitment to resolving any complaints/disputes quickly and amicably. In the unlikely event we are unable to do this, you may use ABTA’s scheme for the resolution of disputes which is approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. If we can’t resolve your complaint, go to www.abta.com to use ABTA’s simple procedure. Further information on the Code and ABTA’s assistance in resolving disputes can be found on www.abta.com. 4. YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE & PAYMENT: 1) 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. 2) When you make your booking you must pay a deposit of the amount stated in the brochure or as advised. The remainder/balance of the holiday cost must be paid at least 12 weeks before commencement of the holiday OR sooner for some holidays as stated in our literature and/or on our website. If the deposit and/or balance is not paid in time, we shall cancel your travel arrangements. If the balance is not paid in time we shall retain your deposit. 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 our literature and/or on our website was based on 1.1 Euro to 1GBP. 3) Changes in transportation costs, including the cost of fuel, duties, 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 any amendment charges. You will be charged for the amount over and above that together with an amount to cover any agents’ 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 (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value), or cancelling and receiving a full refund of all monies paid, except for any amendment charges. Should you decide to cancel you must do so within 14 days from the date on your final invoice. 4) When you buy a flight-based holiday from a travel agent, all monies you pay to that travel agent are held by him on our behalf and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust at all times. This is subject to the agent’s obligation to pay it to us for so long as we do not fail. If we fail, any money held at that time by the agent, or subsequently accepted from you by him, is and continues to be held on behalf of and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust without any obligation to pay that money to us. When you buy a holiday not including a flight, all monies you pay to the travel agent are held by him on our behalf at all times. 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 or your travel agent. You will be asked to pay an administration charge (amounts vary dependent upon at what stage the 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. You may transfer your booking to another person, who satisfies all the conditions that apply to your booking, by giving us notice in writing at least 7 days before departure. Both you and the new traveller are responsible for paying all additional costs. 6. IF YOU CANCEL YOUR HOLIDAY: You, or any member of your party, may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. The person who made the booking or your travel agent must write to us confirming this. Since we incur costs in cancelling your travel arrangements, you will have to pay cancellation charges as follows: Note: If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you

may be able to reclaim these charges. Period before departure within which cancellation letter is received More than 56 days 56 - 49 days 48 - 22 days 21 - 8 days 7-1 days Departure day

Amount retained shown as % of HOLIDAY price Deposit 30% 50% 75% 100% 100%

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7. IF WE CHANGE OR CANCEL YOUR HOLIDAY: As we plan your holiday arrangements many months in advance we may occasionally have to make changes or cancel your booking and we reserve the right to do so at any time. If we make a major change to your holiday, we will inform you or your travel agent 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 holiday and receiving a full refund of all monies paid. In some cases we will also pay compensation (see below). These options don’t apply for minor changes. 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 or higher standard, changes of carriers. Please note that carriers such as airlines stated in our literature and/or on our website may be subject to change. We will not cancel your travel arrangements less than 12 weeks before your departure date, except for reasons of force majeure (unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances beyond our control), failure by you to pay the final balance, or because the minimum number required for the package to go ahead hasn’t been reached. If your holiday is cancelled 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 some cases we will pay compensation (see below). If we cancel or make a major change we will pay compensation as detailed below except where the major change or cancellation arises due to reasons of force majeure - unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances beyond our control which may 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. If we cancel or make a major change to your holiday

Period before departure in which we notify you More than 84 days between 84 and 56 days Less than 56 days less than 14 days

Amount you will receive from us

Nil £5 £10 £20

8. IF YOU HAVE A COMPLAINT: If you have a problem during your holiday, please inform the relevant supplier (e.g. your hotelier) and our resort representative immediately who will endeavour to put things right. If your complaint is not resolved locally, please follow this up within 28 days of your return home by emailing info@gnholidays.com, or writing to GN Holidays Customer Services Department, 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. It is strongly recommended that you communicate any complaint to the supplier of the services 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. Also see item 3. ABTA. 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 2 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 contractual terms, or the international conventions, from 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 will be publicised at EU airports and available from airlines. However reimbursement in such cases will 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 item 7. If any payments to you are due from us, any payment made to you by the airline will be deducted. NB this clause does not apply to any separate contracts that you may enter into for excursions or activities whilst on holiday. If it is impossible to ensure your return as scheduled due to unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances, we will bear the cost of necessary accommodation of an equivalent grade if possible, for a maximum of three nights. The limit doesn’t apply to persons with reduced mobility and any person accompanying them, pregnant women and unaccompanied minors, or persons in need of specific medical assistance, provided that you notified us of these needs at least 48 hours before the start of your holiday. 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

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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 WITH COACH TRAVEL: 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. Coach holidays within the UK have some local (West London) departure points which 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 where coach seats are allocated these 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. THIRD PARTY EXCURSIONS: Excursions or other tours that you may choose to book or pay for whilst you are on holiday that are not part of your package holiday with us, are taken entirely at your own risk . 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 the package will go ahead, and 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 24 hours from booking. 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/LITERATURE/WEBSITE INFORMATION & TIMINGS: All information is correct at the time of publication. 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 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 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.


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