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GOGO worldwide VACATIONS PROPERTIES In this brochure you will find a selection from our global portfolio of suppliers. At GOGO Worldwide Vacations, we hand-pick the hotels as well as the sightseeing and excursions we feature in order to ensure the quality of that particular component and the overall experience of your vacation. If you have a particular property or experience that you would like to include in your vacation plans, please ask your Travel Consultant.

GOGO worldwide VACATION ITINERARIES At GOGO Worldwide Vacations, we understand that every traveler is different, and every traveler wants unique experiences to create a trip that they will remember for years to come. To that end, we have included a selection of suggested itineraries to give you insight into what each destination has to offer. These itineraries have been created based on our years of experience in the industry. However, they are only suggestions and can be easily modified to fit your needs, desires, and expectations. Please note, these are not escorted tours; instead they are a collection of independent experiences that have been created to showcase the types of attractions in each

CONTENTS Great Britain.............................. 16-31 Ireland....................................... 32-35 France....................................... 36-47 Italy........................................... 48-65 Spain......................................... 66-75 Portugal..................................... 76-79 Greece...................................... 80-83 Turkey....................................... 84-85 Belgium & The Netherlands....... 86-88 Switzerland................................ 89-90 Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary & Romania................ 91-95 Denmark, Norway, Sweden & Iceland................... 96-97 General Conditions......................... 99

GUIDE TO RATINGS HHHHH Exceptional properties offering the finest accommodations and amenities with an outstanding variety of premium facilities and services. HHHH Excellent properties offering well appointed accommodations and amenities with a superior variety of excellent facilities and services. HHH Comfortable and appealing properties offering dependable accommodations and amenities with a variety of facilities and services. 1/2 star indicates that the property meets all criteria of the assigned rating and exceeds in certain areas.

destination. Use the itineraries as a guide and as inspiration to create your own unique journey.

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choosing your airline The vacation destinations across Europe richly reward visitors with a diversity of culture, mystery, history, and beauty. Now, there are more flights than ever to their capitals and largest cities, including several airlines offering direct nonstop service from the US with various amenities and comfort options to make a rather lengthy flight more pleasurable.

LUFTHANSA

UNITED AIRLINES

Lufthansa is the world’s fourth largest airline, serving 18 domestic destinations and 203 international destinations in 78 countries. Lufthansa understands its travelers’ needs and offers the ultimate in value, service, comfort, and sophistication.

Based in Chicago, United Airlines delivers the world’s most comprehensive global route network, flying more revenue passenger-miles to more destinations than any other airline in the world.

The airline has recently invested in upgrading a wide range of products and services like the new First Class – the ultimate luxury flying experience. In 2013, SkyTrax awarded Lufthansa a 5-Star ranking for “First Class” and for “Best First Class Lounge.”

Boasting a modern fleet which is the most fuel-efficient (when adjusted for cabin size) among US network carriers, the airline’s operations feature world-class international gateways to Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East with nonstop or one-stop service from virtually anywhere in the United States.

Lufthansa is based in Frankfurt, Germany. The airline maintains hubs in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich, as well as in Vienna, Austria, and Zürich, Switzerland. The airline’s long-haul fleet consists of versions of the Airbus A330, Airbus A340, Airbus A380, Boeing 737, and Boeing 747. Lufthansa offers nonstop flights to Germany from 22 North American gateways, with connections to over 160 destinations worldwide. Fly from Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, NYC/JFK, NYC/ Newark, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC, as well as Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. Code-share agreements with JetBlue, United Airlines, and US Airways also provide service to Germany from over 100 additional US cities.

Star Alliance Lufthansa is a member of Star Alliance, which was established in 1997 and is now one of the largest global airline networks, comprising 27 airline members and offering 21,555 daily departures. Star Alliance network is proud to have the highest number of member airlines and the highest number of flights servicing the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.

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The global route network spotlights 373 destinations (228 domestic and 145 international) – the most of any airline in the world; 62 countries served; 5,341 daily departures; and 140 million passengers (2012) – second-most of any airline in the world. The airline’s fleet numbers 696 mainline aircraft, including: • Boeing 737, 747, 757, 767, and 777 jetliners • Airbus A319 and A320 planes • Brand-new Airbus A350-1000 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, soon to be delivered United’s European destinations include Amsterdam, Barcelona, Belfast, Berlin, Birmingham, Brussels, Dublin, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Geneva, Glasgow, Hamburg, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Rome, Shannon, Stockholm, Stuttgart, and Zürich.

Star Alliance United Airlines is a member of Star Alliance, which was established in 1997 and is now one of the largest global airline networks, comprising 27 airline members and offering 21,555 daily departures.


IAG (BRITISH AIRWAYS & IBERIA) British Airways

Iberia

British Airways and Iberia are part of International Airlines Group, one of the world’s largest airline groups, with 459 aircraft flying to 243 destinations and carrying 67.2 million passengers each year. It is the third largest group in Europe and the sixth largest in the world, based on revenue.

Iberia is Spain’s flagship airline and the leading carrier between Europe and Latin America with the most flights and destinations. The merger between British Airways and Iberia in 2011 formed Europe’s third largest scheduled airline and the world’s sixth largest scheduled airline carrier.

British Airways is a full-service global airline, offering year-round low fares with an extensive route network flying to and from centrally located airports.

Iberia Airlines offers a service of unbeatable quality, experience, and comfort designed to exceed expectations on all intercontinental flights. Together with its subsidiary airline Iberia Express and its franchise partner Iberia Regional/Air Nostrum, it operates to 140 destinations in 43 countries from its Madrid hub.

From booking and boarding, to take-off and landing, British Airways understands that a journey is more than just a flight and aims to provide the ultimate travel experience, carrying approximately 33 million passengers every year, and covering 154 destinations in more than 70 countries. British Airways is one of few carriers serving destinations across all six inhabited continents. British Airways serves Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, NYC/JFK, NYC/Newark, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, San Juan, Seattle, Tampa, and Washington DC.

Iberia flies to Europe from Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, and NYC/JFK.

oneworld Alliance British Airways and Iberia are members of the oneworld Alliance. Established in 1998, oneworld is recognized as one of the three largest airline alliances in the world, consisting of 12 members and offering almost 10,000 daily departures throughout various destinations around the globe.

AIR FRANCE / KLM ROYAL DUTCH AIRLINES Air France

KLM

A founding member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance, Air France operates worldwide scheduled passenger service to 156 destinations in 91 countries, including 35 destinations in France. Boasting a fleet of 253 planes, Air France was formed in 1933 and is based at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. The airline carried nearly 60 million passengers last year.

The world’s oldest airline operating under its original name, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (part of the Air France KLM Group) serves 133 destinations worldwide using a modern fleet of 204 aircraft. Its home base and global hub is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands.

For 80 years a legend of the skies with its trademark luxury, classic style, unbeatable value, world-class cuisine, and personal service, it’s no wonder Air France has grown to become Europe’s largest airline. Air France’s acclaimed La Première – First Class features cuisine created by Michelinstarred chefs Joël Robuchon and Guy Martin, and a wine list by acclaimed sommelier Olivier Poussier. In addition, personal screens with audio/video on demand are available in all cabins on all international long-haul Air France aircraft. At Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, the airline’s La Première lounge spotlights a list of wines and menu items selected by legendary chef Alain Ducasse. Air France flies to Paris from Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, NYC/JFK, San Francisco, and Washington DC.

KLM is at the forefront of the European airline industry. Offering reliability and a healthy dose of Dutch pragmatism, 32,000 KLM employees work to provide innovative products for its customers and a safe, efficient, service-oriented operation with a pro-active focus on sustainability. KLM flies to Amsterdam from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, NYC/JFK, San Francisco, and Washington DC.

SkyTeam Alliance Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines are members of the SkyTeam alliance network. Founded in 2000, SkyTeam has continuously grown throughout the years and now consists of 17 airline members with approximately 14,816 daily departures flying to different corners of the world, including Europe, the US, Asia, and Africa.

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Amalfi Coast, Italy

EUROPE SO MANY COUNTRIES, SO MANY CULTURES, SO MANY EXPERIENCES…

GETTING AROUND With high-speed trains and inexpensive flights, widespread usage of the English language, and the introduction of the euro, it’s more convenient than ever to travel among countries and turn a vacation into an experience. Have a leisurely breakfast in London, take a train through the Chunnel, and do some afternoon shopping in Paris. Float on a barge along rivers and canals from Switzerland to The Netherlands, and get a different perspective on the castles, vineyards, and windmills that line the banks.

Border Crossings There are virtually no border controls between countries that have signed and implemented the Schengen Agreement, except under special circumstances. Likewise, a visa granted for any Schengen Agreement signatory country is valid in all other countries that signed and implemented the treaty. Please note, not all EU members have signed the Schengen treaty, and not all Schengen treaty countries are members of the European Union.

Air Dozens of budget airlines allow for very inexpensive travel around Europe, often much cheaper than the train or even bus fares for the same journey; indeed you can make hops just about anywhere on the continent for way under $100 a flight. Low-cost airlines such as Air Berlin, Ryanair, and easyJet typically fly to smaller cities or secondary airports. So, if you are flexible and willing to consider secondary airports or smaller cities as your destination, you can save a lot of money. Please note, low-cost carriers

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usually offer only one passenger class and often have no assigned seating; in addition, tickets from low-cost airlines are usually non-refundable, and flight dates cannot be changed.

You must specifically ask for an automatic transmission when you make a reservation, or you will be given a manual transmission vehicle (an automatic is also significantly more expensive).

Rail

Gas prices currently approach $7-8 per US gallon in much of Europe, rentals are around two-three times more expensive than in North America, and parking costs can be pretty steep in city centers.

Europe has some of the best train systems in the entire world. Especially in Western and Central Europe, the trains are fast, efficient, and cost-competitive with flying. High-speed trains like the French TGV, the German ICE, the Spanish AVE, and the cross-border Eurostar and Thalys services speed along at up to 200 mph, and when taking into account travel time to the airport and back, are often faster than taking the plane. Eurail passes offer good value if you plan on traveling extensively and want more flexibility than cheap plane tickets can offer. It may be necessary to make reservations for high-speed trains in many countries, and the number of seats for railpass holders may be limited.

Car The ease of driving on the continent varies, and as a general rule, east and west of the old Iron Curtain are two different worlds. Western European countries for the most part have good road conditions and extensive, well developed highway networks, whereas Eastern European countries are still working hard on the great backlog left behind from communist days. There are several drawbacks to driving, however. • You usually need a written consent before you can cross a border with a rented car, and some rental companies may not provide that (and their insurance is not valid abroad).

Know Your Destination European countries welcome almost a half-billion international visitors per year – it’s the most popular destination for Americans traveling overseas – and there’s no mystery why. The continent is filled with amazing architecture, outdoor adventures, stimulating culture, unparalleled cuisine and shopping, compelling museums, religious and historical sites, stately palaces and castles, colorful festivals, and breathtaking landscapes. And you’ll find that English is widely spoken and/or understood in big cities and tourist areas beyond the UK. Not only that, it’s easier than ever to visit Europe, thanks to an open borders policy; efficient travel infrastructure; and adoption of a common currency, the euro (€), by almost all the individual countries. American citizens do not require a visa to visit most of the countries within Europe for leisure visits of up to 90 days within a six-month period. Indeed, it’s possible to travel throughout much of Europe with only a single passport stamp on entry.


Barents Sea

Norwegian Sea Reykjavik

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North Atlantic Ocean

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FINLAND

SWEDEN Baltic Sea

Oslo

St. Petersburg Stockholm

U.K. Belfast

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Moscow Copenhagen

Leeds

Liverpool Cork

DENMARK

Sunderland

Dublin

Limerick

Manchester Leicester

Waterford

Birmingham Cardiff Oxford London

Rotterdam

Haarlem Amsterdam The Hague

Hamburg

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Berlin

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Brussels Bruges Rouen Paris Nantes

SWITZERLAND Bilbao

Bordeaux

Madrid

SPAIN

Milan

Monaco Nice Marseille Cannes

PORTUGAL Lisbon

Lyon

Barcelona

Turin Genoa

Seville

Gibraltar

ROMANIA

Zagreb

Bologna

CROATIA

Florence Pisa

Bucharest Black Sea

Split

Corsica Rome

Valencia

Sardinia

Granada

HUNGARY

SLOVENIA

Venice

ITALY

Cordoba Faro

Budapest

AUSTRIA

Geneva

Avignon Toulouse

Valladolid

Krakow

Vienna Munich Salzburg Zurich Bern Innsbruck

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Porto

RUSSIA

St. Andrews North Sea Edinburgh

Glasgow

Istanbul

Naples

Thessaloniki

Bursa Eskisehir

GREECE

Marbella

Ankara

TURKEY Izmir

Palermo Athens

Sicily

Bodrum

Adana

Antalya

MOROCCO Mediterranean Sea

ALGERIA

Crete

TUNISIA

LIBYA EGYPT

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CASTLE COLLECTION SUGGESTED ITINERARY BY OUR EXPERTS

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8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS • LONDON • EDINBURGH

The London Eye

Stonehenge, England Tower Bridge, London

Trip Highlights • London hop-on/hop-off tour • London Eye • Windsor, Stonehenge & Bath tour • Edinburgh hop-on/hop-off tour • Loch Ness, Glencoe & Highlands tour

Day 1: London

Day 5: London – Edinburgh

Arrive in London and transfer to your hotel.

Transfer to airport for your flight to Edinburgh. Transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: London Discover England’s capital city on a hop-on/hop-off tour of top attractions. Daily tours depart every 15-20 minutes, stopping at over 90 spots around the city. Professional commentary, a complimentary river cruise, and a Kids Club (ages 5-12) make this tour a hit for visitors of all ages. Enjoy panoramic views of London from atop the 443-foot-tall London Eye, a landmark Ferris Wheel perched high above the River Thames. You’ll see Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, and Westminster Abbey, among other sights.

Day 3: London Take a journey to three of England’s must-see attractions on a full-day guided tour. Visit the world’s largest inhabited castle, Windsor Castle, and explore its formal State Apartments and St. George’s Chapel. Travel to mysterious Stonehenge and the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bath, where you can see the historic Roman baths.

Day 4: London

Day 6: Edinburgh Join a hop-on/hop-off tour aboard an open-top double decker bus and discover all that lively, cosmopolitan Edinburgh has to offer. Admire the city’s vast collection of medieval and Georgian architecture, discover Old Town and New Town, as well as the Grassmarket, Castle Rock, the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyrood House, and more. Your unlimited-use ticket is good for 24 hours.

Day 7: Edinburgh Discover Loch Ness, Glencoe, and Scotland’s striking, scenic Highlands on this small group day trip from Edinburgh. Travel to historic Glencoe – sight of the infamous 1692 MacDonald massacre – admire rugged mountain scenery, and visit Scotland’s famous Loch Ness. Try to spot “Nessie,” the Loch Ness Monster, on an optional boat cruise equipped with a sonar system.

Urquhart Castle along Loch Ness, Scotland

SCOTLAND Glasgow

Edinburgh

North Sea

Sanderland

NORTHERN IRELAND

Irish Sea Liverpool

Leeds Manchester

ENGLAND

IRELAND

Leicester

Day 8: Edinburgh Transfer to airport for your departing flight.

Birmingham

WALES

Oxford London

Cardiff

Bath

Spend the day at leisure. English Channel

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LONDON & PARIS SUGGESTED ITINERARY BY OUR EXPERTS 9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS • LONDON • PARIS

Windsor Castle, England

Eiffel Tower, Paris

Trip Highlights

Palace de Versailles, France

• London hop-on/hop-off tour • London Eye • Windsor, Stonehenge & Bath tour • Eurostar train to Paris • Paris hop-on/hop-off tour • Tour of Giverny & Versailles

Day 1: London

Day 5: London – Paris

Arrive in London and transfer to your hotel.

Transfer to board the high-speed Eurostar train to Paris. Transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: London Discover England’s capital city on a hop-on/hop-off tour of top attractions. Daily tours depart every 15-20 minutes, stopping at over 90 spots around the city. Professional commentary, a complimentary river cruise, and a Kids Club (ages 5-12) make this tour a hit for visitors of all ages. Enjoy panoramic views of London from atop the 443-foot-tall London Eye, a landmark Ferris Wheel perched high above the River Thames. You’ll see Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, and Westminster Abbey, among other sights.

Day 3: London Spend the day at leisure.

Day 4: London Take a journey to three of England’s must-see attractions on a full-day guided tour. Visit the world’s largest inhabited castle, Windsor Castle, and explore its formal State Apartments and St. George’s Chapel. Travel to mysterious Stonehenge and the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bath, where you can see the historic Roman baths.

Day 6: Paris See Paris at your own pace on a hop-on/hop-off tour with four interconnected routes, the ideal way to see all the sights. Board an open-top double-decker bus for a bird’s-eye view of the Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Musée d’Orsay, Pont Neuf, Palais Royal, Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more sights.

Day 7: Paris Enjoy a private tour of Impressionist painter Claude Monet’s home, studio, and gardens in beautiful Giverny. After lunch with scenic views of the French countryside at Moulin de Fourges, a restaurant on the banks of the Epte River, discover the grandeur of Versailles with an expert guide. You’ll view the royal apartments, the Hall of Mirrors, and the Queen’s apartments, and have free time to tour the perfectly manicured gardens spreading out behind the palace.

The Monet House, Giverny, France

ENGLAND London

BELGIUM English Channel

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Day 8: Paris Spend the day at leisure.

FRANCE

Day 9: Paris Transfer to airport for your departing flight.

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EUROPEAN HIGHLIGHTS SUGGESTED ITINERARY BY OUR EXPERTS

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11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS • PARIS • AMSTERDAM • LONDON

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Amsterdam canals

Norwegian Sea

ICELAND

Moulin Rouge, Paris

Trip Highlights • Paris hop-on/hop-off tour • Moulin Rouge show • tour of Giverny & Versailles • Amsterdam city tour & cruise • Amsterdam dinner cruise • Windmills, Volendam & Marken Tour • London hop-on/hop-off tour • London Eye • Windsor, Stonehenge & Bath tour North Atlantic

Day 1: Paris

Day 6: Amsterdam

Arrive in Paris and transfer to your hotel.

Ocean Explore the Dutch countryside’s picturesque windmills, historic wooden houses, and quaint fishing villages on a half-day tour. See the fanciful windmills of Zaanse Schans, learn how wooden clogs are made, and visit the fishing villages of Marken and Volendam, as well as an authentic Dutch cheese farm.

Day 2: Paris See Paris at your own pace on a hop-on/hop-off tour with four interconnected routes, the ideal way to see all the sights. Board an open-top double-decker bus for a bird’s-eye view of the Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Musée d’Orsay, Pont Neuf, Palais Royal, Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more sights.

North Sea

Day 8: London Discover England’s capital city on a hop-on/hop-off tour of top attractions, stopping at over 90 spots around the city. Professional commentary, a complimentary river cruise, and a Kids Club (ages 5-12) make this tour a hit for visitors of all ages.

Day 5: Amsterdam Embark on a hop-on/hop-off tour and discover the highlights of Amsterdam, including the famous canals with their beautiful, elegant canal houses, towers, and bridges, plus the Royal Palace, the Western Church, the Skinny Bridge, Amsterdam’s tallest windmill, and other attractions. Then, board a canal boat for a cruise along Amsterdam’s famous waterways and enjoy great views.

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Transfer to airport for your flight to London. Transfer to your hotel.

Enjoy a private tour of Impressionist painter Claude Monet’s home, studio, and gardens in beautiful Giverny. Next, discover the grandeur of Versailles with an expert guide. You’ll view the royal apartments, the Hall of Mirrors, the Queen’s apartments, and the perfectly manicured gardens.

Transfer to airport for your flight to Amsterdam. Transfer to your hotel.

NORWAY

Day 7: Amsterdam – London

Day 3: Paris

Day 4: Paris – Amsterdam

Passenger capsule of the London Eye

DENMARK

IRELAND

ENGLAND

Amsterdam

London

Day 9: London Take a journey to three of England’s must-see attractions on a full-day guided tour. Visit the world’s largest inhabited castle, Windsor Castle. Travel to mysterious Stonehenge and the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bath, where you can see the historic Roman baths.

NETH. BELGIUM LUX.

GERMANY

Paris

Day 10: London

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V Salzb

FRANCE

Spend the day at leisure.

SWITZERLAND

Day 11: London

Bordeaux

Transfer to airport for your departing flight.

AUST

Lyon

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ITALY Toulouse

Valladolid

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Avon River, Bath, England

Monaco Marseille

PORTUGAL Madrid

Barcelona

Corsica

Genoa

Bologna Florence Pisa


BLACK CABS & BLACK BEER SUGGESTED ITINERARY BY OUR EXPERTS

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8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS • LONDON • DUBLIN

Kissing the Blarney Stone, Ireland

The Guinness Brewery, Dublin

Trip Highlights • London hop-on/hop-off tour • London Eye • Windsor, Stonehenge & Bath tour • Dublin hop-on/hop-off tour • Guinness Storehouse tour • Cork/Blarney/Queenstown Story tour

Day 1: London

Day 6: Dublin

Arrive in London and transfer to your hotel.

Explore Ireland’s capital city at your leisure on this 90-minute hop-on/hop-off tour, featuring one ticket that covers two separate tour routes. A live guide or multilingual commentary accompanies this fun survey of Dublin’s top attractions, including the Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin Zoo, Old Jameson Distillery, and more. Your hop-on/hop-off ticket is valid for two days.

Day 2: London Discover England’s capital city on a hop-on/hop-off tour of top attractions. Daily tours depart every 15-20 minutes, stopping at over 90 spots around the city. Professional commentary, a complimentary river cruise, and a Kids Club (ages 5-12) make this tour a hit for visitors of all ages. Enjoy panoramic views of London from atop the 443-foot-tall London Eye, a landmark Ferris Wheel perched high above the River Thames. You’ll see Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, and Westminster Abbey, among other sights.

Day 3: London Take a journey to three of England’s must-see attractions on a full-day guided tour. Visit the world’s largest inhabited castle, Windsor Castle, and explore its formal State Apartments and St. George’s Chapel. Travel to mysterious Stonehenge and the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bath, where you can see the historic Roman baths.

Day 4: London Spend the day at leisure.

Day 5: London – Dublin Transfer to airport for your flight to Dublin. Transfer to your hotel.

Tour Ireland’s most famous attraction on a trip to the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin’s St. James’s Gate brewery. Now a visitors center devoted to the history of Ireland’s best-selling alcoholic drink of all time, the Storehouse includes a giant “pint” glass capable of holding over 14 million pints of Guinness. After your tour, visit the Gravity Bar for a complimentary pint and panoramic views of Dublin.

Trafalgar Square, London

Drombeg Stone Circle, County Cork, Ireland

NORTHERN IRELAND

Day 7: Dublin Take in the scenic Irish countryside as you travel on the InterCity train from Dublin to Cork on a full-day tour. Visit Blarney Castle to stroll the extensive gardens and kiss the famous Blarney Stone, said to give visitors the gift of “eternal eloquence”! Next, travel to the seaport town of Cobh, where the “Queenstown Story” Heritage Center is located in the beautifully restored Victorian railway station and transatlantic terminal. Return to Dublin via the InterCity train.

Day 8: Dublin

Dublin

IRELAND

ENGLAND London

Transfer to airport for your departing flight.

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BEST OF SPAIN & PORTUGAL SUGGESTED ITINERARY BY OUR EXPERTS 10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS • MADRID • BARCELONA • LISBON

ICELAND

Belem Tower, Lisbon

North Atlantic Ocean

Park Guell, Barcelona, Spain

Trip Highlights

U.K.

Crystal Palace, Madrid

Glasgow

• Madrid hop-on/hop-off tour • Barcelona highlights tour • Classic Lisbon city tour • Sintra/Cascais/Estoril tour

Day 1: Madrid

Day 6: Barcelona

Arrive in Madrid and transfer to your hotel.

Spend the day at leisure.

Day 2: Madrid

Day 7: Barcelona – Lisbon

Get acquainted with the sights and sounds of Madrid while touring the city on a double-decker bus. With one ticket, you’ll be able to hop on and off the bus all day long on two interconnecting routes and listen to commentaries through a headphone audio system. Highlights include the spectacular Royal Palace, the Prado, the Puerta de Alcalá, the Gran Vía, the Thyssen and Reina Sofia museums, the Salamanca neighborhood, and the modern skyscrapers along the Paseo de la Castellana.

Transfer to airport for your flight to Lisbon. Transfer to your hotel.

Day 3: Madrid Spend the day at leisure.

Day 4: Madrid – Barcelona Transfer to airport for your flight to Barcelona. Transfer to your hotel.

Day 5: Barcelona Board an air-conditioned motor coach for a tour of Barcelona’s top attractions, visiting Via Laietana, the cathedral and its cloister, the Gothic Quarter, and Plaça de Sant Jaume, followed by the Olympic Village and Olympic Port. Climb Montjuic to the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium, the Calatrava Tower, and the Poble Espanyol (the Spanish Village), a selection of typical buildings from all over Spain. End the tour with an aerial view of Barcelona from the cable car to Montjuic Castle.

Edinburgh

Belfast

IRELAND Limerick

Sunder

Dublin

Leeds

Liverpool Cork

Waterford Birmingham

Manchester Leicester

London

Day 8: Lisbon Explore Portugal’s capital city on a half-day tour of vibrant Lisbon. Highlights include the Tower of Belem, the Padrão dos Descobrimentos, the Coach Museum, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mosteiro dos Jerónimos. Take a stroll through historical Alfama, enjoy a wine tasting, and pause for pictures at the beautiful Praça do Comércio. Spend the afternoon at leisure.

Brus Bru

Paris Cascais, Portugal

FRANCE

Day 9: Lisbon Visit Sintra, the town where the Portuguese Royal Family once summered, and the National Palace. Enjoy free time to visit Sintra’s craft shops and sample the famous local pastries. Continue to Cabo da Roca (the westernmost point of Europe) and along the coast, passing famous Guincho Beach, then to Cascais’ seaside “Boca do Inferno” and the Bay of Cascais. On the return trip, pass through Estoril, home of the famous casino.

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Avignon Porto

Valladolid

Ma

PORTUGAL Madrid Lisbon

SPAIN

Day 10: Lisbon Transfer to airport for your departing flight.

Valencia

Cordoba Seville

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Granada

Barcelona


GREEK ISLAND HOPPER SUGGESTED ITINERARY BY OUR EXPERTS 11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS • ATHENS • MYKONOS • SANTORINI

Poseidon Temple at Cape Sounion

Santorini

Temple of the Olympian Zeus and the Acropolis, Athens

Trip Highlights • Athens & Piraeus hop-on/hop-off tour • Cape Sounion tour • Mykonos • Santorini

Day 1: Athens Arrive in Athens and transfer to your hotel. Spend the afternoon at leisure.

Day 2: Athens Visit Athens’ famous Acropolis, Parthenon, National Archaeological Museum, New Acropolis Museum, Temple of Zeus, National Gardens, and more of the city’s many attractions on a hop-on/hop-off bus tour.

Watch a sunset that you’ll never forget in Mykonos Town’s “Little Venice” district, one of the most beautiful and romantic places on the islands. Little Venice is famous for its picturesque medieval houses, which stand like a wall above the sea. Thessaloniki

Day 7: Mykonos – Santorini Transfer to airport for your flight to Santorini. Transfer to your hotel.

GREECE

Day 3: Athens

Days 8-10: Santorini

Join a half-day tour from Athens that will take you to the stunning coastal town of Cape Sounion, perched high above the Aegean Sea. Visit the famous ruins of the Temple of Poseidon, constructed around 440 BCE, and enjoy breathtaking sea views from atop the jutting headland.

Spend your days at leisure on this legendary island.

Day 4: Athens – Mykonos Transfer to airport for your flight to Mykonos. Transfer to your hotel.

Days 5-6: Mykonos Spend your days at leisure on this gorgeous island. Unwind on Kalo Livadi, a quiet stretch of sandy beach where you can also find some excellent dining at nearby tavernas. For a more active afternoon, go windsurfing, jet-skiing, water-skiing, or wakeboarding at Kalafati, just several miles from Mykonos Town.

Mykonos Aegean Sea

Corfu

A picturesque town beloved by artists, Ia is a place to wander the streets, alleys, and staircases, and catch breathtaking views of the caldera, a sea-filled natural dome created by the planet’s largest volcanic eruption. Have a relaxing meal in a Caldera restaurant, and watch one of the most beautiful sunsets you’ll ever see...

Patra

Athens

At the southern tip of the island, Agios Georgios beach offers everything from water sports to beach bars. It’s the perfect spot to have a quiet swim. And you’ll find ideal snorkeling off Mesa Pigadia beach, south of Ia.

CYCLADES

Ionian Sea

Day 11: Santorini Transfer to airport for your departing flight.

Rh

Sea of Crete Crete Mediterranean Sea

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ITALIAN MASTERPIECES SUGGESTED ITINERARY BY OUR EXPERTS 10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS • ROME • VENICE • FLORENCE

Norwegian Sea

ICELAND

Norwegian Sea

ICELAND

Arno River and Ponte Vecchio, Florence

The Colosseum, Rome

Trip Highlights

Procida Island, Naples

• Rome hop-on/hop-off tour • Naples & Pompeii tour • Florence hop-on/hop-off tour • Pizza & gelato class • Venice walking tour • Venice islands tour

Day 1: Rome

Day 6: Venice

Arrive in Rome and transfer to your hotel. Spend the afternoon at leisure.

Take an afternoon “Tour to the Islands” of the Venetian lagoon’s three most famous islands. First, visit peaceful Torcello – Venice’s oldest continuously populated region – to see the city’s first church. Next, watch a glassblowing demonstration on Murano, and then browse Burano’s famous lace shops.

Day 2: Rome From the Trevi Fountain to the Colosseum, Rome’s abundant sights rival those of any other city on the planet. See them all on a hop-on/hop-off panoramic bus tour while listening to informative audio commentary. Other attractions include the Pantheon, Michelangelo’s Piazza del Campidoglio, Vatican City, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, Olympic Stadium, and more.

Day 3: Rome Join a day trip that takes you from Rome to both Naples and Pompeii to explore the history, art, and archaeology of this captivating region. Tour the Gulf of Naples, site of the 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius that destroyed the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum. A local expert will lead you on a two-hour guided walking tour of Pompeii, and you will enjoy lunch at a traditional Pompeii restaurant.

Day 4: Rome – Venice Transfer to airport for your flight to Venice. Transfer to your hotel.

Day 5: Venice Embark on a walking tour of some of Venice’s most beloved landmarks. Explore historic St. Mark’s Square, and visit the interior of its Byzantine-style Basilica. Stroll Venice’s narrow, winding alleyways and admire sights including Campo Santa Maria Formosa and the Church of San Giovanni e Paolo (also known as “the Pantheon of Venice”).

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Day 7: Venice – Florence Transfer to airport for your flight to Florence. Transfer to your hotel.

Grand Canal, Venice

Day 8: Florence There’s no better way to see Florence than on a hop-on/ hop-off tour from an open-top double-decker bus. Stops along the tour route include the Duomo, the Cathedral, Santa Croce, San Marco, Piazzale Michelangelo, and much more.

SWITZERLAND Milan

AUSTRIA SLOVENIA

Venice

Genoa

CROATIA

Bologna

Day 9: Florence Combine your love of pizza and gelato with a unique cooking class in beautiful Florence. Learn how to make gelato and cook an authentic Italian pizza with a professional chef who will guide and teach you along the way. Discover and taste the many gelato flavors that are made in Italy, and sample an array of Italian pizzas. Your new cooking skills will be the best souvenir you take home from your trip to Italy!

Corsica

Florence

Split

Pisa

Rome

ITALY Naples

Sardinia

Day 10: Florence Transfer to airport for your departing flight. Palermo

Sicily


ITALIAN MASTERPIECES SUGGESTED ITINERARY BY OUR EXPERTS 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS • VENICE • FLORENCE • ROME

Norwegian Sea

ICELAND

Norwegian Sea

ICELAND

Vesuvius and ruins of Pompeii

Venice

Trip Highlights • Venice walking tour • Venice islands tour • Pisa tour • Cinque Terre tour • Rome hop-on/hop-off tour • Naples & Pompeii tour

Day 1: Venice

Day 7: Florence

Arrive in Venice and transfer to your hotel.

Embark on a walking tour of some of Venice’s most beloved landmarks. Explore historic St. Mark’s Square, and visit the interior of its Byzantine-style Basilica. Stroll Venice’s narrow, winding alleyways and admire sights including Campo Santa Maria Formosa and the Church of San Giovanni e Paolo (also known as “the Pantheon of Venice”).

Embark on a full-day tour of the Cinque Terre (“Five Lands”) that includes the towns of Manarola, Riomaggiore, Vernazza, Monterosso, and Corniglia, where you’ll find some of the best coastline hiking in the world. On “Lovers Walk,” which begins in Riomaggiore, you can write your names on the rocks and trees surrounding the path. Relax on a boat ride along the coast, take a walk around Manarola’s many narrow alleys, enjoy free time for lunch in Vernazza, and have a glass of wine in Corniglia.

Day 3: Venice

Day 8: Florence – Rome

Day 2: Venice

Take an afternoon “Tour to the Islands” of the Venetian lagoon’s three most famous islands. First, visit peaceful Torcello – Venice’s oldest continuously populated region – to see the city’s first church. Next, watch a glassblowing demonstration on Murano, and then browse Burano’s famous lace shops.

Day 4: Venice – Florence Transfer to airport for your flight to Florence. Transfer to your hotel.

Day 5: Florence There’s no better way to see Florence than on a hop-on/ hop-off tour from an open-top double-decker bus. Stops along the tour route include the Duomo, the Cathedral, Santa Croce, San Marco, Piazzale Michelangelo, and much more.

Day 6: Florence Join an eye-opening excursion to the city of Pisa, famous for its architectural beauty, including a morning visit to the fascinating Piazza dei Miracoli, with the celebrated Leaning Tower (exterior), the Baptistery (exterior), and other beautiful monuments. You have free time at your leisure before returning to Florence.

Cinque Terre

Transfer to airport for your flight to Rome. Transfer to your hotel.

Day 9: Rome From the Trevi Fountain to the Colosseum, Rome’s abundant sights rival those of any other city on the planet. See them all on a hop-on/hop-off panoramic bus tour while listening to informative audio commentary. Other attractions include the Pantheon, Michelangelo’s Piazza del Campidoglio, Vatican City, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, Olympic Stadium, and more.

Day 10: Rome Join a day trip that takes you from Rome to both Naples and Pompeii to explore the history, art, and archaeology of this captivating region. Tour the Gulf of Naples, site of the 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius that destroyed the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum. A local expert will lead you on a two-hour guided walking tour of Pompeii, and you will enjoy lunch at a traditional Pompeii restaurant.

Day 11: Rome

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

SWITZERLAND Milan

AUSTRIA SLOVENIA

Venice

Genoa

CROATIA

Bologna

Corsica

Florence

Split

Pisa

Rome

ITALY Naples

Sardinia

Spend the day at leisure.

Day 12: Rome

Palermo

Sicily

Transfer to airport for your departing flight.

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GREAT BRITAIN A THOROUGHLY ENGAGING STUDY IN CONTRASTS, WHICHEVER WAY YOU TRAVEL

GETTING AROUND Air Given the short distances involved, flying is rarely the cheapest or most convenient option, with the possible exception of travel between southern England and Scotland, or between Britain and Northern Ireland. Domestic flights are offered by British Air, Loganair, EasyJet, and others, flying in and out of London, Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, and other cities.

Rail The National Rail network covers most of Great Britain, with 21,000 miles of track and around 2,600 stations; NI Railways is the state-owned rail in Northern Ireland. Most inter-city trains travel at 125 mph, and stations are located in city and town centers.

Bus Local and inter-urban buses cover the entire country, but vary in quality and cost. Services range from rural village lines operating once a week or less, to intensive urban routes operating every few minutes.

Car A car will get you pretty much anywhere in the UK, of course, but there are caveats: When renting a car, you must specifically ask for an automatic transmission when you make a reservation, or you will be given a manual transmission vehicle (an automatic is also significantly more expensive). And you will be sitting in the right-hand seat of the car while driving on the left-hand side of the road – are you up to the challenge?

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Know Your Destination England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland are all unique countries with their own customs, cultures, and traditions, and offer an incredible diversity of attractions, historical treasures, contemporary excitement, and friendly people. In addition, English is their native language! Entry requirements are simple: all you need is a valid US passport. And all four countries utilize the Pound Sterling (£) as currency, in contrast to most of the rest of Europe (and Ireland). The English are famously reserved in manners, dress, and speech, but they are well used to foreign visitors, and you can expect them to be friendly and polite. In Northern Ireland, the economy is thriving, and there is a new cultural vitality, pride, and optimism. Tourism is thriving too, with new visitors discovering the country’s humor, hospitality, scenery, and quality of life. Despite the varying allegiances of Northern Ireland’s people, they are friendly and warm towards visitors, curious to get to know you, and genuinely interested as to why you’re visiting. However, it is best to avoid the topic of domestic politics. Scotland has a rich culture which is distinct from the other nations in the UK, of which they are fiercely proud. You will find most Scots to be friendly, warm, and with a strong sense of humor, although it can take more than one meeting for them to warm up to you.

THE REGIONS England From the metropolitan center of London to the beautiful rolling countryside of Bath and the Yorkshire Moors, England is a land of great diversity. It is steeped in history and tradition, yet leads the world in fashion and pop culture. Country cottages and captivating castles, crown jewels and cutting-edge culture… The timeless treasures and modern pleasures of England are yours to discover and embrace!

London London rivals New York for art, fashion, dining, and entertainment. Mix visits to the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace with a shopping safari through Harrods, countless boutiques, and the funky Portobello Road Market. Nights are a whirlwind of world-class cuisine, theater, and clubbing. In London, ride a double-decker bus for an unbeatable vantage point from which to photograph Buckingham Palace. Hop off at St. James’s Park to feed the ducks. Hail an iconic black taxi to Covent Garden or the West End theatre district to see a show. Not far from London, at the storybook World Heritage Site of Bath, you can soak in the famous hot springs, tour a 15th-century abbey, and visit Jane Austen’s home. Stonehenge is just an hour away.


Yorkshire Dales

DINING Over the past several years, the global culinary revolution has washed over the British Isles as well, to the extent that there are now more than 100 Michelin-starred restaurants across England, Wales, and Scotland. But of course you can still find fish and chips, haggis, Irish stew, and all manner of locally brewed beers and ales as well as Scottish whiskeys and other traditional delights! There is also a renewed emphasis on local produce, which means that locally produced meats, cheeses, and drinks can be found in supermarkets, restaurants, and farmers markets pretty much everywhere.

SCOTLAND Glasgow

So sit down to some old-fashioned “pub grub” in London, relax with a dram of whiskey in St. Andrews, dig into an “Ulster fry” in Belfast, and sample some cheddars, blues, and soft cheeses from a Cardiff cheeseboard…

Edinburgh

North Sea

Sanderland

Londonderry

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NORTHERN IRELAND Belfast

Irish Sea Liverpool

Leeds Manchester

ENGLAND IRELAND Leicester Birmingham

WALES

Oxford London

Cardiff

Bath

English Channel

FRANCE London pub

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Big Ben and Houses of Parliament

LONDON NO LIMIT TO THE LURES OF THIS BUSTLING, ELECTRIC, MULTICULTURAL CITY

THE REGIONS North The British Museum and University of London have their homes in Bloomsbury, made famous by a celebrated group of fin-de-siècle writers. Check out the historic houses, parks, and buildings there. Shoppers make a beeline for Mayfair and Marylebone, upscale districts that offer some of the city’s best shopping.

East A traditional working-class neighborhood, the East End was almost completely redeveloped for the 2012 Olympic Games. Look for the trendy bars and art galleries. On the southern banks of the Thames, Greenwich is where you’ll find the Greenwich Meridian, Observatory, and National Maritime Museum.

South South Bank, along the River Thames, has great city views and the famous London Eye Ferris Wheel. Westminster is the seat of government and packed with attractions from Buckingham Palace to Big Ben to Westminster Abbey, as well as the grand residences of Belgravia. Go shopping on King’s Road and at legendary department stores in South Kensington/Chelsea.

West Notting Hill, now famous the world over from the eponymous Hugh Grant/Julia Roberts film, is known for its lively Portobello Road Market, gorgeous streetscapes, interesting history, and diverse population. Stroll the historic and beautiful residential streets of Maida Vale and Paddington for a real taste of genteel London. Head to Soho for chic restaurants, cafés, clubs, and jazz bars. Shopping and entertainment make Covent Garden a must-visit neighborhood.

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WORLDWIDE TRAVELER TOP EXPERIENCES Eye Can See for Miles The biggest Ferris Wheel in Europe, the London Eye affords stunning city views, and the Fast Track option gives you priority boarding and souvenir guidebooks.

Tea Time Sit down to classic, old-fashioned High Tea at Claridge’s – or head to Ting at the Shard for Afternoon Tea with a contemporary Asian twist!

Free Markets Take in the sights, sounds, and smells while browsing the stalls at the Camden, Borough, and Brick Lane Markets for antiques, foods, and more.

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Brighton Rocks! Hop onto a bus for a daytrip to fun-filled Brighton, Britain’s “alternative” seaside town that’s famous for its bohemian atmosphere and eccentric locals.

Bath Time Take a full-day trip to pay homage to the druids at mystical Stonehenge, then visit the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, including its ancient Roman Baths and Pump Room.

Go West It’s easy to get tickets to one of the dazzling stage productions playing in the 40+ theaters in the West End, London’s version of Broadway.

Eastenders The home of “Cockney Rhyming Slang” (a dialect in which words are substituted for other words which they rhyme with), the East End has been transformed into a trendy district packed with great bars and arts galleries.

Visit the dome, the crypt, the chapels, and other features of St. Paul’s Cathedral, the mother church of the Diocese of London, which dominates the city’s skyline.

Pub Service Down a pint (or two) at Ye Old Cheshire Cheese on Fleet Street, one of the oldest continuously operating pubs in London.

Don’t Pass Me By Save with the London Pass, which gives you entry to your choice of over 60 of London’s top attractions, including the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and more.

Tower Bridge

WEATHER CHART

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Avg. F° 45.3 46.2 51.6 56.7 63.3 68.9 73.2 72.7 66.6 59.4 51.3 46 Avg. Rainfall (inches) 3.1 2 2.4 2.1 2.2 2.2 1.8 2.2 2.7 2.9 3.1 3.1


ST. JOHN’S WOOD

Paddington

Lord’s Cricket Ground

WEST Recreation KILBURN Ground MAIDA VALE

CAMDEN St. Pancras Gardens TOWN

Regent’s Park

London Zoo

BAYSWATER

NOTTING HILL

19 20

1 Hyde Park

Kensington Gardens Holland Park

17

London Heathrow Airport

WEST KENSINGTON

14

FITZROVIA

SOHO

BELGRAVIA

National Portrait Gallery Trafalgar Square

BARBICAN

Ranalagh Gardens

29 28

St. Paul’s Cathedral

CITY

Covent Garden

9 7

8

Tower of London

THE STRAND

10

COVENT GARDEN 25

32

30

SPITALFIELDS

3

HOLBURN

Picadilly 31 Green Circus St. James’s Park Park Buckingham WestminsterHouses of Buckingham Palace Abbey Parliment Palace WESTMINSTER Gardens 27

CHELSEA

EARL’S COURT

4

British Museum and Library

21 St. James’s23 22 Palace

Royal Albert Hall Victoria & Albert 13 Museum Harrods Natural History BROMPTON Museum

SOUTH KENSINGTON

5 2

MAYFAIR

KENSINGTON

16

BLOOMSBURY

12

Grosvenor Square Berkely Square

Kensington Palace

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EUSTON

24

18

HOXTON SHOREDITCH

6

MARBLE ARCH

Shoreditch Park

ISLINGTON

St. Pancras Station

11

Queen Mary’s Gardens

Madame Tussaud’s

Paddington Station

Barnard Park

KING’S CROSS

River

SOUTH BANK

SOUTHWARK

Tham

es

BERMONDSEY THE BOROUGH

London Eye

NEWINGTON

Waterloo Station

LAMBETH KENNINGTON

Victoria Station

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VAUXHALL

Kennington Park

Surrey Gardens

Faraday Gardens

Surrey Sq. Park Burgess Park

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Queen’s Park

Primrose Hill

River Thames

Abbey Road

KILBURN

HOTEL LISTINGS Bayswater 1 Thistle Kensington Gardens Bloomsbury 2 Grange Blooms Hotel 3 Grange Holborn Hotel 4 Grange White Hall 5 The Montague On The Gardens 6 Radisson Blu Edwardian, Kenilworth City 7 Grange City Hotel 8 Grange St. Pauls Hotel 9 Grange Tower Bridge Hotel

Marble Arch 19 The Cumberland 20 Thistle Marble Arch Mayfair 21 The Chesterfield Mayfair 22 Curzon Street Apartments Piccadilly 23 The Ritz London Regent’s Park 24 Meliá White House The Strand 25 The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel

Covent Garden 10 ME London

Tower Hill 26 The Tower Hotel

Euston 11 Thistle Euston

Westminster 27 41 Hotel 28 Grange Rochester Hotel 29 Grange Wellington Hotel 30 The Grosvenor 31 The Royal Horseguards 32 The Rubens At The Palace

Fitzrovia 12 Grange Fitzrovia Hotel Kensington 13 Grange Strathmore Hotel 14 K+K Hotel George 15 Kensington Close Hotel 16 The Milestone Hotel 17 Royal Garden Hotel 18 Radisson Blu Edwardian, Vanderbilt

Oxford Street

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A SELECTION OF LONDON HOTELS 41 HOTEL

GRANGE ST. PAULS HOTEL

HHHHH Westminster

Preferred Partner

GRANGE TOWER BRIDGE HOTEL

HHHHH City of London

Preferred Partner

HHHHH City of London

Preferred Partner

Overlooking the Royal Mews behind Buckingham Palace is a discreet and intimate hideaway exuding sheer exclusivity. Expect unrivaled service where staff outnumber guests, and enjoy around-the-clock dining with ‘Plunder the Pantry’.

Explore sophistication and boundless luxury at this regal hotel, nestled beside St. Paul’s Cathedral. Its contemporary glass interior houses lavish rooms, delectable dining, a stunning Ajala Spa, and a fitness center with a 60-ft indoor pool.

This brand new eco-friendly hotel is close to the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London’s historic core. In addition to convenient amenities, this energyefficient hotel uses renewable solar panels.

• 30 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/lounge • free snacks & treats 24/7 • concierge/24-hr room service • complimentary Wi-Fi • pet-friendly • bathrobes & slippers

• 433 ac rooms/female-only section available • 3 restaurants/3 bars/ nightclub • afternoon tea • Ajala Spa/fitness center • 60-ft indoor pool • Wi-Fi access

• 370 rooms & suites • grill restaurant/lounge/bar/afternoon tea • 82-ft indoor infinity edge pool • Ajala Spa/fitness center • in-room Ajala spa toiletries/slippers & monogrammed robes

ME LONDON

THE MILESTONE HOTEL

HHHHH

THE RITZ LONDON

HHHHH

Covent Garden

Kensington

This centrally located avant-garde hotel brims with luxuries, exceeding all guests’ expectations. Relish stunning views, and plush linens, rain showers, and top-notch amenities including spa bath products for ultimate comfort.

This exquisite hotel, voted #1 Hotel in the UK in the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2014, overlooks Kensington Palace and Gardens. Minutes from the Royal Albert Hall and close to the West End. Shopping and attractions are nearby.

This Belle Époque gem on Travel+Leisure’s 2014 “T+L 500” has a ratio of two staff members to each room to ensure the highest levels of personal service. Spacious rooms and suites have antique furnishings and overlook Piccadilly.

• 157 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants including STK London/rooftop bar with panoramic views of London/lobby lounge • 24-hr fitness center • near theaters/shopping/entertainment & nightlife

• 44 ac rooms/12 suites & 6 apartments • 2 restaurants/bar/lounge/ afternoon tea • 24-hr butler service • indoor heated resistance pool • fitness center/sauna/spa treatment room • free Wi-Fi

• 136 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar/Palm Court (formal dress required) • concierge/24-hr room service • kidz@theritz program • robe & slippers/ pillow menu/mini-bar

ROYAL GARDEN HOTEL

Preferred Partner

HHHHH

THE ROYAL HORSEGUARDS

HHHHH Kensington

Preferred Partner

Piccadilly

THE SAVOY, A FAIRMONT MANAGED HOTEL

HHHHH Westminster

Preferred Partner

HHHHH The Strand

Overlooking stunning Kensington Palace and leafy Hyde Park, this location is distinctively convenient as you’re in close proximity to London’s main attractions and on the doorstep to the designer shops of Kensington High Street.

Restored to its full Victorian splendor, with high ceilings and chandeliers, this historic hotel – voted among “Britain’s Top Hotels” by Condé Nast Traveler readers – combines an extraordinary heritage with 21st-century comforts.

This regal Art Deco hotel, lauded on Travel+Leisure’s 2014 “T+L 500”, is the ultimate in sophistication, hospitality, and dining. Lavishly appointed accommodations showcase high-touch amenities and enthralling panoramic vistas.

• 394 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/3 bars • concierge/24-hr room service • fitness center/personal trainers • walking distance to Science Museum/Royal Albert Hall/Victoria/Albert & Museum & more

• 282 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • 24-hr room service & concierge • gym • free in-room Wi-Fi • meeting rooms • walking distance to Trafalgar Square/Covent Garden/Buckingham Palace

• 268 ac rooms & suites • 3 restaurants/3 bars • concierge/24-hr room & butler service • indoor pool • fitness center/sauna/massage/steam room • in-room Internet access

GRANGE CITY HOTEL

GRANGE HOLBORN HOTEL

CURZON STREET APARTMENTS

HHHH½ City of London

Preferred Partner

HHHH

HHHH½ Bloomsbury

Preferred Partner

Mayfair

Preferred Partner

This luxury hotel boasts commanding views of the Tower of London and the iconic Tower Bridge. Reflecting its historic city location, it incorporates the last remaining sections of London’s Roman Wall and still stands undamaged.

This sophisticated hotel in the Midtown district between the City and the West End features luxury accommodations with the modern amenities including LCD flat-screen TV’s and marble baths. Indulge in exquisite dining and a luxury spa.

Experience a home away from home in the heart of prestigious Mayfair in these charming apartments, including studios, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, 2-bedroom duplex, and 3-bedroom apartments—all in 3 different properties close to one another.

• 307 ac rooms • 3 restaurants/2 bars • 24-hr room service • fitness center • 82-ft indoor pool • virtual golf simulator • close to the Tower of London, Petticoat Lane & St. Katharine Dock

• 201 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/bar • spa/sauna • fitness center • indoor pool • Ajala bath toiletries • close to Covent Garden/Theatreland/ Brunswick shopping center/British Museum & more

• 20 ac apartments • fully-equipped kitchens • maid service 6 days/ week • complimentary Wi-Fi • Green Park Station & bus stops are 5 min away • close to Royal Parks/Buckingham Palace & shopping

For additional hotels and sightseeing in this destination please contact your Travel Consultant.

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A SELECTION OF LONDON HOTELS THE CHESTERFIELD MAYFAIR

THE CUMBERLAND

HHHH Mayfair

Preferred Partner

GRANGE BLOOMS HOTEL

HHHH Marble Arch

Preferred Partner

HHHH Bloomsbury

Preferred Partner

The quiet and understated elegance of this regal hotel is a place where old-fashioned values of service and courtesy meet 21st-century standards of comfort and technology, and epitomizes Mayfair chic and traditional British charm.

Welcome to a modern style icon, perfectly positioned where Oxford Street meets glamorous Park Lane. This grand hotel near Hyde Park is one of London’s largest hotels combining world-class comforts with stunning contemporary design.

Immerse in comfort at this charming boutique hotel, located in the heart of literary Bloomsbury, London. Previously an 18th-century townhouse, the Grange Blooms Hotel has had its period features restored to their original condition.

• 93 ac rooms & 14 ac suites • restaurant/bar with live music/afternoon tea in conservatory • 24-hr room service • daily maid & turndown service • free Wi-Fi • easy access to shopping/royal parks

• 1,019 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/breakfast room/2 bars/coffee bar • concierge/24-hr room service • gym • TV/fridge/coffee & tea maker/robes • close to West End theaters & shopping

• 26 rooms • daily breakfast served on ground floor • meetings & events room • popular nearby attractions include Covent Garden, the British Museum & designer boutiques on Oxford St. & Regent’s St.

GRANGE FITZROVIA HOTEL

GRANGE ROCHESTER HOTEL

GRANGE STRATHMORE HOTEL

HHHH Fitzrovia

Preferred Partner

HHHH Westminster

Preferred Partner

HHHH Kensington

Preferred Partner

Elegance abounds close to the city’s stylish fashion quarter in the famous West End. Features 86 exquisite accommodations furnished in the traditional English style. Indulge in afternoon tea in the beautifully panelled lounge bar.

Discover ultimate charm and tranquillity at this intimate hotel boasting period features, close to London’s iconic landmarks and tourist sights. Experience convenience like never before and relish an exceptional concierge.

Located in London’s most famous South Kensington, this impressive Victorian mansion, previously the London residence of the Earl of Strathmore, boasts classic rooms with traditional English décor and historical paintings.

• 86 rooms • in-house restaurant/lounge bar • afternoon tea • Wi-Fi access • close proximity to ZSL London Zoo, Madam Tussauds & designer boutique shops

• 76 rooms • 2 restaurants/lounge • afternoon tea • 24-hr room service • Wi-Fi access • nearby attractions include Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey & Buckingham Palace

• 77 rooms • bar • afternoon tea • Wi-Fi access • close to Kensington Palace, Royal Albert Hall, Victoria & Albert Museum & the Natural History Museum

GRANGE WELLINGTON HOTEL

GRANGE WHITE HALL

HHHH Westminster

Preferred Partner

THE GROSVENOR

HHHH Bloomsbury

Preferred Partner

HHHH Westminster

Preferred Partner

Situated in Westminster’s Vincent Square is a sophisticated oasis offering serenity in the heart of Central London. Relax in refurbished rooms with modern amenities and in luxurious discreet apartments for optimum privacy.

Once a 18th-century Georgian townhouse, this boutique hotel in Central Bloomsbury, had its former features restored to their original elegance in exquisite rooms with rosewood furniture, four-poster beds, and marble fireplaces.

This grand hotel was thoroughly transformed by an extensive refurbishment, retaining its distinctive Victorian architecture yet offering lavish 21st-century comforts. Enjoy Cantonese dishes and revel at the new Réunion Bar.

• 84 rooms & 5 apartments restaurant/bar • 24-hr concierge • room service • close to Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, London theaters & Westminster Cathedral • Wi-Fi access

• 58 rooms • restaurant/bar & light snacks • afternoon tea • close proximity to the British Museum, Soho & Russell Square

• 345 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/bar & lounge • concierge/24-hr room service • wireless Internet access • in-roof safe/refrigerator/coffee & tea maker

K+K HOTEL GEORGE

MELIÁ WHITE HOUSE

HHHH Kensington-Earl’s Court

myTime / Preferred Partner

THE MONTAGUE ON THE GARDENS

HHHH

HHHH

Regent’s Park

Bloomsbury

This modern boutique hotel is tucked behind the façade of a historic Victorian building on a quiet residential street in Earl’s Court. Recently renovated guest rooms feature a contemporary style with views of the city or private gardens.

Built in 1936, the hotel’s building still preserves its architectural value as a prime example of late 1930s architecture. This hotel is near London’s main attractions boasting stylish accommodations and award-winning gastronomy.

This genteel Georgian townhouse in Bloomsbury is a peaceful hideaway that combines up-to-the-minute city sophistication with ample Old World charm. Steps from the British Museum, rooms and suites are all elegantly designed.

Preferred Partner

• 154 ac rooms • breakfast room/bistro bar/garden terrace • concierge/ room service • fitness center/spa services • free Internet lounge • free Wi-Fi • in-room mini-bar/safe/coffee & tea maker/TV

• 581 ac rooms & suites/112 ac apartments • 2 restaurants/bar with terrace • fitness center • executive lounge • complimentary Wi-Fi • near shops & transport links

• 88 ac rooms/11 suites & 1 apartment suite • Blue Door Bistro restaurant/ bar/alfresco dining/cigar terrace/afternoon tea in 2 conservatories • fitness center/sauna/steam room/massage • free Wi-Fi

For additional hotels and sightseeing in this destination please contact your Travel Consultant.

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A SELECTION OF LONDON HOTELS RADISSON BLU EDWARDIAN, KENILWORTH

RADISSON BLU EDWARDIAN, VANDERBILT

HHHH

THE RUBENS AT THE PALACE

HHHH

HHHH

Bloomsbury

Kensington

Victoria-Westminster

Characterful, cultured and calm, this charming gem welcomes you to its stylish retreat in the heart of bookish Bloomsbury. The West End location is ideal for Oxford Street & Covent Garden shopping, theatre, and nightlife.

An imposing Georgian mansion in South Kensington stays faithful to its past but espouses modern comfort in a classic cityscape of porticos and leafy squares. Step into the frescoed lobby that leads to the stylish guest rooms.

This hotel offers the best of both worlds – recalling the splendor of a bygone age while boasting modern comforts and technology. It is the closest hotel to Buckingham Palace, and within easy walking distance of Victoria Station.

• 186 ac rooms • Scoff & Banter Bar & restaurant • 24-hr concierge • fully-equipped fitness center • business center • free Wi-Fi • close to the British Museum/Dominion Theatre & transportation

• 215 ac rooms • Scoff & Banter Bar & Restaurant • free Wi-Fi • easy access to Natural History/Museum/V&A/Science Museum • close to popular attractions • Gloucester Road Tube Station

• 151 ac rooms/10 suites & 2 apartments/interconnecting family rooms available • restaurant/intimate library restaurant/lounge/Champagne bar/ afternoon tea

THISTLE EUSTON

THISTLE KENSINGTON GARDENS

HHHH Euston

Preferred Partner

THISTLE MARBLE ARCH

HHHH Bayswater

Preferred Partner

Preferred Partner

HHHH Marble Arch

Preferred Partner

As well as direct connections to the North West and Scotland from nearby Euston station, this luxury hotel is also steps from the Eurostar train terminal at St. Pancras International, from where the whole of Europe can be reached.

Discover tranquility in the heart of a metropolis. From the comfort of contemporary rooms, this Central London hotel affords stunning views across Hyde Park, and yet is minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street.

From its classic Art Deco design to its location on Oxford Street, close proximity to Bond Street, and opposite Marble Arch, this hotel was originally a new gateway to Buckingham Palace. It remains an exclusive thoroughfare for the royal family.

• 362 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • Wi-Fi throughout • coffee & tea maker • trouser press/in-room safe

• 175 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/lounge/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • Wi-Fi throughout hotel • across from Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens • walking distance to dining, shopping & entertainment

• 692 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar/coffee shop • concierge/24-hr room service • fitness center • Wi-Fi throughout • mini-bar/refrigerator/ coffee & tea maker/in-room safe

THE TOWER HOTEL

HHHH Tower Hill

Preferred Partner

A synergy of location, connectivity, and capacity. This hotel with stunning views from all rooms is nestled between the River Thames, St. Katharine’s Docks, and two World Heritage Sites— the Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. • 801 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/bar • 24-hr concierge/room service • fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi • close to London’s popular attractions • close to transportation links

KENSINGTON CLOSE HOTEL

HHH Kensington After a $62 million refurbishment, this unique hotel is located in Central London’s fashionable Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, steps from High Street Kensington, Kensington Gardens, Royal Albert Hall, and more. • 708 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/lounge bar/café/24-hr room service • concierge • Olympic size indoor heated swimming pool • full service health club & spa • private gardens

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a selection of london SIGHTSEEING CITY TRANSFERS

HISTORIC ROYAL PALACES, THREE PALACE PASS

HOP-ON/HOP-OFF CITY CRUISES

London

London

London / 2.5 Hours

City Transfers UK provides a full range of ground transportation services, from private cars and shuttles to executive and VIP transfers. City Transfers also provides a range of private sightseeing experiences for family groups up to eight passengers. You can be greeted upon arrival at the airport terminal, assisted to your vehicle, and seamlessly transported to and from your hotel.

Experience over 900 years of Royal History with your Three Palace Royal Pass. Explore the Tower of London including the fabulous finery and the Crown Jewels. Enjoy the Hampton Court Palace and Gardens – two palaces in one – the Tudor home of the Henry VIII and the elegant Baroque palace of the Georgian Kings. Discover the Kensington Palace featuring Victoria Revealed and Fashion Rules.

Take your choice of hop-on/hop-off city tours of London on an open-top bus: The City Sightseeing Tour (famous sights including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, Tower of London, etc.); The Original Tour (Fleet Street, Nelson’s Column, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London Bridge, Piccadilly Circus, etc.); and The Museum Tour (Kensington Palace, Harrods, Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park Corner, etc.).

LONDON EYE

THE LONDON PASS

SEE LONDON BY NIGHT

London / Half-Hour At 443 feet, the London Eye is one of the world’s tallest observation wheels, offering breathtaking views of London and its famous landmarks, including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, and Westminster Abbey. Your visit includes entry to the London Eye 4D Experience, an inspiring journey of discovery that brings London to life through multi-sensory special effects.

Westminster Abbey

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London / 1-Day Pass

London / 1.5 Hours

For one low price The London Pass provides access to more than 60 of London’s top attractions including the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, ZSL London Zoo, and Windsor Castle. The London Pass also includes fast track privileges at seven of the capital’s busiest and most sought-after attractions, ensuring you spend less time waiting to gain entry, and more time enjoying your selected experience.

This tour is designed to show you the very best of London’s famous landmarks, all beautifully lit at night. Tours are fully guided and depart from Piccadilly, next to the Ritz Hotel. See Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Harrods, the Natural History Museum, Royal Albert Hall, Fleet Street, St. James’ Palace, and Marble Arch.


a selection of london SIGHTSEEING BICESTER VILLAGE SHOPPING EXPRESS

CITY OF LONDON

DOWNTON ABBEY VILLAGE & BLENHEIM PALACE

10 Hours / Evan Evans Tours

Half Day-Afternoon Tour / Evan Evans Tours

Full Day / Evan Evans Tours

You will be taken directly to one of the world’s premier luxury shopping destinations! Bicester Village is home to more than 130 designer outlet boutiques set around open-air pedestrian streets. Satiate your shopping cravings and pick up fabulous collections for discounted prices! Savor exquisite cuisine at the conveniently located restaurants within close proximity of central London.

Explore historic London on this revealing guided tour. Admire the elegance of 17th-century St. Paul’s Cathedral (where Prince Charles and Lady Diana were married), with special access to the Whispering Gallery. See the magnificent Crown Jewels on a visit to the Tower of London. Enjoy a first-class motor-coach and the services of a professional tour guide, as well as a personal radio guide to ensure you don’t miss anything!

A spectacular escorted tour of Blenheim Palace – an English Baroque architectural masterpiece and the birthplace of Winston Churchill. Marvel at the regal interiors and the breathtaking gardens surrounding the palace. Enjoy a wonderful tour of some of the most picturesque Cotswold villages including Bampton the setting for the TV series Downton Abby.

EDINBURGH, THE ROYAL CITY

IVENTURE CARD LONDON

LAKE DISTRICT TOUR

Edinburgh / Full Day Rail Tour / Evan Evans Tours Board the open-top sightseeing bus and get a bird’s-eye view of this majestic city! The hop-on hop-off ticket allows you the freedom to leave and re-join the bus as often as you like. Visit the Old Town quarter, the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre, the Scott Monument, the Palace of Holyrood House, and the new Scottish Parliament building. Stroll along Princes Street checking out Soctland’s the tartan, whisky, and shortbreads! Tickets to Edinburgh Castle are included.

LEEDS CASTLE, CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL & DOVER

3-5-7-10 Day Pass The iVenture Card is a sightseeing city card which gives you entry to a choice of over 60 popular tourist attractions throughout the city, saving you time, money, and stress. Available for either three, five, seven, or ten days, it makes sightseeing easy and affordable by giving you access to top sights in the city. You don’t have to pay to get into any of the attractions it covers. Show your card it will be scanned through card readers and you will be allowed entry.

LONDON PANORAMIC HAMPTON COURT & WINDSOR CASTLE

Lake District National Park / Full Day Rail Tour / Evan Evans Tours Journey to Oxenholme. In the summer, take a cruise on Lake Windermere and visit the village of Hawkshead, Hill Top Farm, and enjoy tea at the Lindeth Howe Country Hotel. In the winter, travel north alongside Lake Windermere to Waterhead and head to the Hawkshead, Tarn Hows+, passing through Yewdale, Yew Tree Tarn, and Skelwith Bridge. Then enjoy a tour of the Rydal Mount & Gardens and tea. You’ll have time to leisurely walk around the village of Bowness.

MAJESTIC LONDON

10 Hours / Evan Evans Tours – Classic & Select Tours

Full Day / Evan Evans Tours

9 Hours / Evan Evans Tours

Depart from London to the Greenwich home of the famous tea clipper the Cutty Sark, to the fairy-tale Leeds Castle, often described as the loveliest castle in the world. Enjoy a magical guided tour of the castle before heading off through the Kent countryside to Canterbury. The Cathedral is the most important church within the worldwide Anglican faith. Enjoy a guided tour using the personal radio headsets. Stop for lunch then to Dover to see the famous white cliffs.

Enjoy this full-day tour driving around Parliament Square to see the marvelous Westminster Abbey. You’ll then visit to the Hampton Court Palace and gardens, Henry VIII’s magnificent Tudor Palace set in extensive gardens on the banks of the River Thames, and the stunning Windsor Castle – the official Residence of the Queen. Explore the majestic State Apartments and St. George’s Chapel.

Highlights of this fascinating tour include Parliament Square, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral with special access to the Whispering Gallery, a guided tour of the Tower of London, and a tour of the magnificent Crown Jewels. Enjoy a first-class motor-coach and as well as a personal radio guide! There’s also an option to enjoy lunch at a traditional London pub.

OXFORD & CAMBRIDGE

ROYAL LONDON

SALISBURY LACOCK & BATH

Full Day / Evan Evans Tours

3.25 Hours / Evan Evans Tours

This full-day tour takes you to Oxford and Cambridge, the most famous university towns in England. In Oxford, whose hushed courtyards have inspired generations of scholars, join a walking tour of Christ Church College (where the Harry Potter movies were filmed), the Bodleian Library, and the famous picture-perfect college courtyards. Then, take a fascinating walking tour of beautiful Cambridge, including the famous Bridge of Sighs and the magnificent chapel of Kings College.

Enjoy a first-class luxury motor-coach and a personal guide to ensure you don’t miss anything on this royal tour! You’ll be taken to a guided journey of London’s historic landmarks. Exlpore Sites including the Houses of Parliament and Parliament Square, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, and Buckingham Palace, where you’ll see the legendary Changing of the Guard ceremony.

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Full Day / Evan Evans Tours Discover the West Country on this full-day guided coach and walking tour. Explore 750-year-old Salisbury Cathedral, celebrating its 800th year in 2015, and see one of only four surviving original copies of the Magna Carta, plus the oldest working clock in Europe. Afterwards, pay a visit to the picturesque town of Lackcock, a pretty town used as film locations for Pride and Prejudice and Harry Potter. See the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, including its ancient Roman Baths and Pump Room.


a selection of london SIGHTSEEING STONEHENGE & BATH FULL DAY TOUR

STONEHENGE EXPRESS

Full Day / Evan Evans Tours

Full Day / Evan Evans Tours

This leisurely paced tour to Stonehenge and Bath gives you plenty of time to explore. First, explore the mysterious Stonehenge, the awe-inspiring creation that has been lost in the mists of time. Then, take the entire afternoon to discover the stunning Georgian Bath’s major sights; a walking tour takes you to Pulteney Bridge, the Circus, and the Royal Crescent. Bath offers a unique experience with stunning architecture, great shopping, and iconic attractions.

Board a luxury motor-coach for a direct express service from London to Stonehenge. Explore the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the great wonders – and mysteries – of the world. The coach takes you directly to the site, where you can enjoy the stones at your leisure with a fascinating audio-guide tour, in the language of your choice. Admission to Stonehenge is included.

WARWICK CASTLE, STRATFORD, OXFORD & COTSWOLDS

WINDSOR CASTLE, STONEHENGE & BATH

WARNER BROS. STUDIO TOUR LONDON

Half Day / Evan Evans Tours You’ll be transferred from Central London on a luxury motor-coach to the Warner Bros. Studio. Explore the magic of the world-renowned Harry Potter™ film series, the most successful of all time. This walking tour takes you behindthe-scenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes, and props. Learn some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and breathtaking animatronics that made these films so hugely popular.

WINDSOR CASTLE, STONEHENGE & OXFORD

Full Day / Evan Evans Tours

Full Day / Evan Evans Tours

Full Day / Evan Evans Tours

Full-day guided trips from London begin with medieval Warwick Castle, perched cliff-top above the scenic River Avon. Explore Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, and take a walking tour of Oxford, “City of Dreaming Spires” and location for the Harry Potter™ movies. Drive through one of the most scenic areas of England, the Cotswolds, and its charming villages with thatched cottages, tea shops, and ancient inns.

Take a journey on a luxury motor-coach to three of England’s must-see tourist attractions on this full-day guided tour. Visit the world’s largest inhabited castle, Windsor Castle, and explore its formal State Apartments and St. George’s Chapel. Travel to mysterious circle of Stonehenge and the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath, where you can visit the historic Roman Baths and Pump Room.

A luxury motor coach takes you on an escorted tour to soak up the splendor and majesty of Windsor Castle’s sumptuous State Apartments and St. George’s Chapel, still an official residence of the Queen. Then, marvel at the of Stonehenge’s stone circle. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the world’s most famous university, learn about its enduring traditions, and perhaps enjoy a treat in a charming tea shop in the heart of Oxford.

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Inveraray Castle

SCOTLAND & WALES LANDS OF HISTORIC HIGHLANDS & VIBRANT METROPOLISES

THE REGIONS Scottish Highlands The rugged northern and northwestern portion of the UK, this is the Scotland conjured up by visions of tartan, kilts, and old stone castles. You’ll find some of Europe’s most extensive wilderness areas, national parks, natural landmarks such as Loch Ness, and famous rural longdistance footpaths for hiking.

Edinburgh The capital of Scotland, with a metropolitan population of about a million, Edinburgh combines the ancient and the modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere, with medieval palaces side-by-side along modern architecture. Immerse yourself in a wealth of pubs, restaurants, and specialty shops. August brings the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the world’s largest arts gathering.

Glasgow A fantastic example of cultural reinvention, Glasgow has a look all its own, thanks to local architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Once a thriving industrial center, the city has been reborn as a high-octane hub of creativity, energy, and style.

Wales One of the countries that form the United Kingdom, Wales is rich in history and natural beauty, with a distinctive Celtic culture – which makes for some of the world’s most unusual and unpronounceable place names!

WORLDWIDE TRAVELER TOP EXPERIENCES Floating Castle Visit the palatial Royal Yacht Britannia, which served the British Royal Family for over 40 years, now docked in Edinburgh’s Leith port.

Royal Flash The main thoroughfare of Edinburgh’s Old Town is home to stately Edinburgh Castle, Parliament Square, and an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, pubs, and other attractions.

Tattoo You Witness the sheer spectacle of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a military whirlwind display of music and entertainment with performers from over 46 countries.

Clear Skye Explore one of the most dramatic and beautiful places in Scotland: the romantic Isle of Skye, including the picturesque harbor town of Portree.

Climb to the top of the ancient walls surrounding the World Heritage Site of Conwy, a small medieval town on the coast of North Wales, and visit the charming castle for great sea and countryside views.

Match This! Check out the national sport of Wales by joining a full house at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium for an international-class rugby match.

Whiskey Down Explore the original birthplace of Scotch whiskey with a tour of the Malt Whiskey Trail, which runs through the Speyside region and includes the Glenfiddich and Glenlivet distilleries.

Last Call Take advantage of the recent Wales renaissance in brewing, which relies on local ingredients and flavors, served in some of the world’s most charming and picturesque pubs.

Fry-Day Almost as notorious as haggis, the deep-fried Mars Bar has become a staple of local Glasgow “cuisine,” along with deep-fried pizza, which you’ll find in many of the city’s chip shops.

Gauging Interest Take an unforgettable ride on the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways, two narrow-gauge railways dating from the 1800s that pass coastlines, woodlands, mountains, rivers, and castles in the heart of beautiful and rugged Snowdonia.

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Wall Aboard!

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland

WEATHER CHART

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Avg. F° 43.9 44.6 48.2 52.9 58.3 63 66.6 66.4 61.9 55.2 48.6 43.9 Avg. Rainfall (inches) 2.2 1.6 1.9 1.5 2 2 2.5 2.7 2.5 2.4 2.5 2.4


A SELECTION OF SCOTLAND & WALES HOTELS and sightseeing G&V ROYAL MILE HOTEL EDINBURGH

THE KNIGHT RESIDENCE

HHHHH Edinburgh

Preferred Partner

HILTON GLASGOW

HHHH Edinburgh

Preferred Partner

HHHHH Glasgow

Preferred Partner

You’re just a short walk from Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town from this modernist luxury hotel. Sleek guest rooms feature premium bedding, B&O® flat-screen TVs, iPod® docking stations, complimentary Wi-Fi, and great city views.

Find comfort in spacious apartments in an enviable location within walking distance of the major tourist attractions. Relish well-appointed kitchens, laundry facilities, luxurious baths, and daily housekeeping service.

Glasgow’s major attractions are within blocks of this landmark modern hotel in the business district, Scotland’s tallest hotel. Contemporary-style rooms have the latest tech amenities and city views. Unwind at the Ocean Rooms Spa.

• 136 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar/afternoon tea/rooftop terrace • concierge/24-hr room service • Spa G&V/fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 20 ac apartments (1-, 2- & 3-bedrooms) • fully-equipped kitchens • concierge • daily housekeeping • free Wi-Fi • private parking on site • close to Edinburgh Castle/Royal Mile/ Princes St.

• 319 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar/tea lounge • concierge/24-hr room service • Ocean Rooms Spa/salon • Livingwell Health Club/indoor heated pool/sauna/Jacuzzi • gift shop • bike rentals • free Wi-Fi

THE SPIRES GLASGOW

DUISDALE COUNTRY HOUSE

HHHH Glasgow

Preferred Partner

KINGSMILLS HOTEL

HHHH Isle of Skye

Preferred Partner

HHHH Inverness

A chic boutique hotel set in an 1865 Victorian hunting lodge, this exquisite property is set in 35 acres of beautiful gardens and woodland in the Scottish Highlands. Retreat to modern or traditional guest rooms with garden or sea views.

Immerse in luxurious comfort where warm hospitality and breathtaking settings abound. Ideally positioned within 4 acres of manicured grounds, guests relax in spacious accommodations, some with private balconies and patios.

• 25 apartments • grocery shopping service • concierge • tour desk

• 18 rooms • restaurant/bar • hot tub • private yacht

• 134 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/lounge • 24-hr room service • day spa/fitness center/sauna/steam room/Jacuzzi • meetings & events venues

MERCURE HOLLAND HOUSE

THE PARC HOTEL BY THISTLE

HHHH Cardiff

Photo: matthi/Shutterstock.com

Located in Glasgow, this modern apartment hotel is within walking distance of the Gallery of Modern Art, George Square, and Glasgow Cathedral. Spacious accommodations feature spacious open-plan lounge/dining areas with full kitchens.

Preferred Partner

HHHH Cardiff

Preferred Partner

This modern hotel stands in the capital city of Cardiff, within walking distance of the iconic Millennium Stadium and Cardiff Castle. Guest rooms have panoramic windows with inspiring views over the city.

A Victorian building in the heart of Cardiff City Centre, this elegant hotel is close to Cardiff International Arena, Millennium Stadium, and Cardiff’s best shopping. Decorated in contemporary style, guest rooms feature city views.

• 165 ac rooms & junior suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • indoor heated pool • Spa Naturel/fitness center/sauna/Jacuzzi/ salon • golf nearby

• 140 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar/Champagne bar • 24-hr room service • Vitality Gym Park Place • complimentary Wi-Fi

LOCH NESS, GLENCOE & THE HIGHLANDS

ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA

Edinburgh

ST ANDREWS & THE FISHING VILLAGES OF FIFE

Edinburgh / Admission

Edinburgh / 12 Hours This small group day trip from Edinburgh will take you to Scotland’s striking, scenic Highlands. Travel historic Glencoe – sight of the infamous 1692 MacDonald massacre – admire rugged mountain scenery, and visit Scotland’s famous Loch Ness. Try to spot Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, on an optional boat cruise equipped with a sonar system.

Visit the Royal Yacht Britannia, which sailed over a million miles on nearly a thousand official visits for the British Royal Family over 40 years of service. Now docked in Edinburgh’s Leith port, BBC News calls the Royal Yacht Britannia, “Scotland’s leading visitor-friendly attraction.”

Edinburgh / 9 Hours Spend a day out with lots of free time in the medieval city of St. Andrews and the picturesque old fishing villages in the East Neuk (corner) of the Kingdom of Fife. Discover a world of beautiful coastal scenery and white-sand beaches, and learn all about the royal history of St. Andrews, ancestral home of the game of golf as well as Scotland’s oldest university. There’s also time for shopping!

For additional hotels and sightseeing in this destination please contact your Travel Consultant.

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IRELAND BOOMING CITIES – WITH A COUNTRYSIDE SHIMMERING IN ICONIC SHADES OF GREEN

GETTING AROUND Air Domestic flights in Ireland are essentially only available between Dublin, Kerry, and Donegal. Two airlines serve domestic airports for internal flights, Ryanair and Aer Arann.

Rail Ireland’s rail network covers most of the island (with the exception of the Northwest), and reaches almost all major cities and towns. Rail services are generally centered on Dublin and Belfast (Northern Ireland). Iarnród Éireann in Ireland and NI Railways in Northern Ireland share a mainline connection between Belfast and Dublin. Most trains in Ireland operate to and from Dublin’s two terminals. The InterRail Global Pass and InterRail One Country Ireland Pass are both valid on all trains in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Bus Bus Éireann (or Irish Bus) operates an extensive intercity network plus local services in major towns. A number of privately-owned companies also provide intercity services.

Car There are many car rental companies in Ireland with offices in cities and at airports. Driving and road rules in Ireland are similar to those of Britain, i.e., drive on the left-hand side of the road. Distances are displayed in kilometers and speed limits in kph (Northern Ireland, like Britain, uses miles and mph).

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Know Your Destination Modern Ireland is more than emerald glens and rural villages. In charmingly compact and eminently walkable Dublin, follow the trail of James Joyce’s Ulysses and visit the Guinness Storehouse to sample a glass…or two…of the country’s most famous export. Ruggedly sophisticated Galway has more than 50 venues for the lively arts, plus sandy beaches, waterfront museums, and lazy pubs brimming with locals. The Emerald Isle is closer than ever, approximately six hours from the US. With five airlines now flying directly to Ireland, getting there has never been easier. And when visitors arrive, everyone will do their best to ensure a unique travel experience. Ireland is a member of the European Union, but not a member of the Schengen Area. Therefore, separate immigration controls are maintained. A valid passport is required for entry, but there is no need for a visa for stays up to three months. Ireland has the euro (€) as its sole currency along with 24 other countries that use this common European money. (Like England, Northern Ireland’s currency is the Pound Sterling.) Public or semi-public discussions about religious differences, political views, and “The Troubles” are generally avoided by locals on both sides of the border. While most Irish people are moderate in their views, it is wise to avoid any political or religious discussion unless you are invited to discuss these topics.

THE REGIONS Dublin The dynamic capital city of Ireland, Dublin is charmingly compact and eminently walkable. Shop, dine, and visit must-see sites such as Trinity College and the Guinness Storehouse. Head for Grafton Street to try on the latest styles and watch the fabulous street performers.

The North Home to the bustling city of Belfast – capital of Northern Ireland, part of the UK – and beautiful rural landscapes and rugged coastlines, this part of the island puts out the welcome mat for hikers, fishermen, golfers, and those wishing to share a pint with warm and friendly locals. County Cavan’s charming towns are set amid thick forests, fertile farmland, and exactly 365 lakes – one for each day of the year!

The South Sophisticated Galway has more than 50 venues for the arts and hosts dozens of festivals showcasing film, jazz, and much more. The spectacular Cliffs of Moher are the poster image for Clare, also known for the traditional Irish music that’s performed nightly in many pubs. Energetic Limerick is a people-watcher’s paradise thanks to its many cafés, fine restaurants, pubs, and performing arts scene.

WEATHER CHART

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Avg. F° 46.6 46.9 50.4 53.8 58.6 63.7 67.1 66.6 62.6 56.5 50.5 46.9 Avg. Rainfall (inches) 2.5 1.9 2.1 2.1 2.3 2.6 2.2 2.9 2.3 3.1 2.9 2.9


Ha’penny Bridge, Dublin

WORLDWIDE TRAVELER TOP EXPERIENCES Bar the Door… Head to Temple Bar, Dublin’s Cultural Quarter, for quirky shopping, great dining, live traditional and new music, and unparalleled pubs!

The World’s Greatest Factory Tours! Tour Ireland’s most famous – and satisfying – attractions with trips to the Guinness Storehouse (complete with complimentary pint) and Old Jameson Distillery (which has a well-stocked outlet store).

Drive, He Said See the emerald green vistas and hidden villages that only the locals see – rent a car and explore Ireland on your own timetable.

Castle Keep Check out the 15th-century Bunratty Castle, a picturebook stone structure, where you can also partake in a medieval-style feast of traditional Irish cuisine. SCOTLAND

Booked Up History comes alive in Trinity College Dublin’s historic Old Library building, where you can view the 9th-century Book of Kells, a masterwork of art and calligraphy.

Edinburgh

Bunratty Castle

Verdant Vistas Killarney National Park, Ireland’s oldest national park, is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with a distinctive combination of mountains, lakes, woods, and waterfalls.

Walk Don’t Run

Glasgow

Londonderry

North Atlantic Ocean

NORTHERN IRELAND

Covered in miles and miles of amazing walking trails, Ireland’s gentle, rolling green hills and rugged coastlines make for scenic hiking or “tramping,” with destinations like the Giant’s Causeway and the Ring of Kerry.

Belfast

‘Cause It’s So One of the planet’s most intriguing landscapes, the Giant’s Causeway is a jaw-dropping sight: some 40,000 basalt columns rising out of the sea in an otherworldly formation.

IRELAND Galway

Dublin

Irish Sea

Derry Air The photogenic city of Derry has a history that stretches back 1,450 years, and its ancient defensive walls are the most complete and best-preserved in Ireland.

Wicklow

ENGLAND

Limerick

Get in a Stew When in Dublin, try some traditional Irish Stew (with lamb) at O’Shea’s Hotel on Talbot Street. Or the Guinness Beef Stew at Gallaghers Boxty House in Temple Bar…

Killarney Cork

St. Georges Channel

WALES

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A SELECTION OF ireland HOTELS and sightseeing THE MERRION HOTEL

THE WESTIN DUBLIN

HHHHH

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON DUBLIN

HHHHH

HHHH

Dublin, South City Centre

Dublin, South City Centre

Dublin, South City Centre

This luxury hotel is created from 4 Georgian Townhouses and a modern Garden Wing with some rooms overlooking landscaped gardens. Don’t miss the “modern classic” cuisine at Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, awarded 2 coveted Michelin stars.

This luxury hotel is located in the heart of Dublin City Center, directly opposite Trinity College. Behind the historic 19th century façade of the hotel, all rooms and suites feature signature Westin Heavenly Bed® and Shower®.

Just a few blocks from Trinity College, Temple Bar, and Aviva Stadium, this modern urban hotel welcomes guests into rooms with contemporary décor, plush Sweet Dreams® Beds, the latest entertainment amenities, and superb city views.

• 142 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/bars • concierge/24-hr room service • indoor pool • Tethra Spa/gym • mini-bar/in-room safe/robes & slippers • Ireland’s largest private art collection

• 163 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/award-winning bar/lounge • concierge/24-hr room service • Westin WORKOUT® Gym/in-room spa treatments • mini-bar/in-room safe/coffee & tea maker • Superfoods®

• 501 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/breakfast room/bar • concierge/ room service • 24-hr fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi

JURYS INN CORK

RADISSON BLU HOTEL & SPA GALWAY

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HILTON BELFAST

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Cork

Galway

Belfast, Northern Ireland

You’re close to the Cork train station, Opera House, and the city’s best shopping when you stay at this modern hotel on Anderson’s Quay overlooking the River Lee. Spacious, modern guest rooms feature state-of-the-art tech amenities.

Attractive accommodations, a top-rated spa, and a location on the shores of Lough Atalia help make this contemporary hotel an ideal choice. Breezy guest rooms have private balconies and views of Lough Atalia and Galway Bay.

It’s just a 2-minute walk to Belfast city center from this modern hotel on the banks of the Lagan River. Retreat to modern rooms with marble baths and stunning views. Sonoma Restaurant serves seasonal regional cuisine with a twist.

• 133 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar/coffee bar • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 282 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • indoor pool • spa/fitness center • Wi-Fi throughout • mini-bar/in-room safe

• 198 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • 24-hr LivingWell Express gym • personal motorized watercraft • complimentary Wi-Fi

CORK, BLARNEY CASTLE & QUEENSTOWN

5-DAY TASTE OF IRELAND TOUR

Preferred Partner

10-DAY TASTE OF SCOTLAND & IRELAND

Dublin / 13 Hours

Dublin / 5 Days

Dublin & Edinburgh / 10 Days

Take in the scenic Irish countryside as you travel from Dublin to Cork on this full-day tour. Visit Blarney Castle to stroll the extensive gardens and kiss the famous Blarney Stone, said to give visitors the gift of eloquence. Afterwards, travel to the seaport town of Cobh, final port of call for the Titanic and departure point for millions of Irish immigrants.

Discover a Taste of Ireland on this introductory tour and experience the best of Ireland. With options for five, six, or seven days, you can visit Ireland on any budget. Experience ancient and modern Dublin, kiss the Blarney Stone, and marvel at the Cliffs of Moher. On six and seven day extensions, visit the majestic coastal city of Galway and tour Connemara’s boglands and scenery.

Get acquainted with Scotland and Ireland on this 10-day fully-escorted coach tour. Tour the breathtaking Scottish Highlands and embark on a scenic cruise on Loch Ness. Visit Edinburgh Castle and learn about some of Edinburgh’s eccentric characters as you stroll through ancient parts of the city with a local guide. In Ireland, enjoy a dinner cruise on the canal through Dublin, kiss the Blarney Stone, and marvel at the Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher.

12-DAY IRISH CLASSIC TOUR

GIANTS CAUSEWAY

GUINNESS STOREHOUSE

Dublin / 12 Days

Dublin / 15 Hours

This exhilarating 12-day tour takes visitors along the Irish coastline. Tour the remarkable cities of Dublin and Belfast. Walk the impressive Giant’s Causeway and see Achill Island and the Dingle Peninsula. Travel along the south coast and kiss the Blarney Stone and see the factory where Waterford Crystal is made.

Hop on a train for one of the country’s most intriguing landscapes. From Belfast, proceed to the famous Antrim Coast Road, crossing the lovely Glens of Antrim en route to Ballycastle and the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Glimpse the Scottish coast on a clear day. Continue to the stunning Giant’s Causeway, and stop for photos at Dunluce Castle. Return to Belfast and the train to Dublin.

Dublin / 1-2 Hours Tour Ireland’s top visitor’s attraction on this trip to the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin’s St. James’s Gate brewery. Now a visitors center devoted to the history of Ireland’s best-selling alcoholic drink of all time, the Storehouse includes a giant pint glass capable of holding over 14 million pints of Guinness. After your tour, visit the Gravity Bar for a complimentary pint and panoramic views of Dublin.

For additional hotels and sightseeing in this destination please contact your Travel Consultant.

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FRANCE THE ESSENCE OF CULTURE, CUISINE, GLORIOUS CITIES & PICTURE-BOOK VISTAS

GETTING AROUND Air France enjoys a robust domestic airline industry, making it quite easy and cost effective to fly around the country. A total of 185 airports handle hundreds of flights daily that link most of the country’s large and small cities to each other, from Paris, Marseille, Lyon, and Nice, to Biarritz, Bordeaux, Le Havre, and Rouen. Most of the domestic flights are run by Air France, easyJet, and Ryanair.

Rail In France, you can get pretty much anywhere by train. For long distances, it’s tough to beat the 200mph TGV, the cornerstone of Europe’s highspeed rail network connecting France to London, Brussels, Geneva, Lausanne, Zürich, Milan, and other cities.

Car France has one of Europe’s densest highway networks, and driving is a good option for exploring the countryside. As in the US, France drives on the right. French highways are known as autoroutes, and most are toll roads. You’ll find narrow singlelane roads in the countryside, and very tight alleys in towns and cities built before the auto age.

Transit There are subway systems in Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Lille, and Toulouse, plus ultramodern tramways in Paris, Grenoble, Lyon, Bordeaux, and other cities.

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Know Your Destination With its sparkling cities and picture-book villages, sandy beaches and snow-capped mountains, rich artistic and literary culture, unbeatable cuisine and unparalleled wines, is it any wonder that France is the world’s most popular travel destination? Long, lazy lunches with fabulous food and fine wine is enjoyed in rustic, Bohemian, or elegant surroundings, with that added dash of je ne sais quoi… France is the essence of chic and an absolute gem, virtually defining romance and glamour… Explore Paris’ bohemian Latin Quarter, climb the iconic Eiffel Tower, linger over a coffee at an outdoor café, or window shop the famed Rue du Faubourg St-Honoré. 2,000-year-old Lyon is France’s second-largest city and gateway to Beaujolais country. Treat yourself to the meal of a lifetime at one of Paul Bocuse’s brasseries. And glamour thrives on the sun-drenched French Riviera, including luminous Côte d’Azur and its gilded enclaves of St. Tropez and Nice. Walk the palm tree-lined waterfront at nearby Cannes, home to the world famous Cannes Film Festival. The administrative details: All US citizens need a valid passport to enter France; visas are not required for American visitors staying in France for up to 90 days. France employs the euro (€) as its sole currency along with 24 other countries that use this common European money. And English is a common second language in much of France, but as in most foreign countries, it always helps to at least offer a couple textbook words or phrases, even if fractured…

THE REGIONS Paris The brilliance of Paris resides in its ability to immerse you in the sophisticated pleasures of Le Louvre, Notre-Dame, and dozens of Michelin-starred restaurants, and encourage you to relax on a park bench with a loaf of bread and a bottle of wine. Laid-back and artsy types love the Latin Quarter, where the bohemian atmosphere lives on.

The Riviera French glamour thrives on the sunny Cote d’Azur and its gilded enclaves of Cannes, St. Tropez, and Nice. The latter is a must for art lovers, with its Musée Chagall and Musée Matisse. The daily flower market in Vieux Nice (Old Town) is a fragrant diversion.

Wine Country 2,000-year-old Lyon is France’s second-largest city and gateway to Beaujolais country. Treat yourself to the meal of a lifetime at one of Paul Bocuse’s brasseries. The Old Town, a World Heritage Site, teems with well-preserved medieval and Renaissance buildings.

Regional France Set along the Rhône in Provence, medieval Avignon is notable for the world’s largest Gothic building – the Palace of the Popes, constructed to give the Papacy a safe haven from the tumult of 14th-century Rome. The awesome French Alps region is a mecca for winter sports thrills.


Louvre Museum / Photo: Brian Kinney/Shutterstock.com

DINING AROUND Croissants, souffles, steak au poivre, le petit déjeuner, creme au caramel, mousse au chocolat, baguettes, pain au chocolat, madeleines, bouillabaisse, crêpes, crème brûlée… The single aspect of French culture that is easiest to access – and deliciously rewarding – is food and drink. And you need not dine in any of its 64 Michelin threestar restaurants to find the essence of French cuisine. You’ll find cozy brasseries on almost every corner, especially in big cities, and benefit from a relatively consistent and virtually standardized menu of inexpensive cuisine. In general, try to eat where the locals do, and chances are you’ll enjoy a memorable meal. And whether in Champagne, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rhone, the Loire Valley... France is the home of wine. It can be found cheaply just about anywhere!

Chateau de Chambord, Loire Valley

UNITED KINGDOM BELGIUM English Channel

LUX GERMANY

Rouen Paris

Nantes

SWITZERLAND

FRANCE

Lyon Bordeaux

ITALY

Monaco Avignon Toulouse

SPAIN

Nice Montpellier

Marseille

Gulf of Lions

Cannes

St. Tropez

French pastries

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Eiffel Tower

PARIS ENDLESS SIGHTS & INSPIRING DIVERSIONS IN THE CITY OF LIGHTS

THE REGIONS Left Bank The Left Bank, a/k/a La Rive Gauche, historically known as an enclave of artists, is the place made famous by Picasso, Matisse, Hemingway, and untold other writers and artists. Though no longer affordable for starving artists, it is home to the bohemian Latin Quarter – with its lively student life at the Sorbonne – and the popular Montparnasse, full of great cafés and bars.

Right Bank Historically the more affluent side of Paris, the Right Bank is where the royals once built their grand palaces and mansions, and smart retailers open the doors to some of the world’s toniest shops on the Rue du Faubourg St-Honoré. The huge Élysée Palace is the official residence of the president.

Suburbs A few miles southwest of central Paris, Versailles is a leafy suburb that’s home to the spectacular 700-room, 17th-century palace of the same name, built by King Louis XIV. And you’ll find the magic in Marne-la-Vallée, just east of the city, where Disneyland Paris has become a larger tourist draw than the Eiffel Tower.

WORLDWIDE TRAVELER TOP EXPERIENCES The View

Home & Gardens Stroll the tree-lined promenades of the stunning Jardin du Luxembourg and its 57 acres of lawns, fountains, and gardens.

The most central high point in Paris, the observation deck of Montparnasse Tower is ideal for discovering all of the city – ideal for viewing the Eiffel Tower and other Paris monuments.

Cheesed Off

Paris After Dark

Paris Perspective

Don’t miss an evening at the glittering Paradis Latin, the oldest traditional French cabaret in the world, an intimate evening of nonstop singing and dancing!

See a different view of Paris during a hop-on/hop-off boat tour along the Seine, stopping at the Champs-Élysées, Le Louvre, Notre-Dame, and other attractions.

Exhibit A

Take It to the Bridge

Join a guided tour of classic exhibits like the Venus de Milo, Winged Victory, and the Mona Lisa, all on prominent display at The Louvre.

Stroll across the Pont Neuf to the tip of Île de la Cité for magnificent views of the city and the perfect place to unwind.

A Royal Time

Royal Residence

Discover the grandeur of the Palace of Versailles, including the royal apartments, the Hall of Mirrors, the Queen’s apartments, and the perfectly manicured gardens.

Take a tour of the awesome 1,500-room Palace of Fontainebleau, a hunting lodge and retreat for French kings and royal families since the 12th century.

When in Lyon, sample some of the regional cheeses, such as Saint-Marcellin, a soft-ripened cheese of pasteurized cow’s milk with a rindless golden crust.

Heart of the City After visiting the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris (commonly known as Sacré-Cœur), head down the hill to the neighborhood of Montmartre, the subject of local artists such as Van Gogh, Renoir, and Picasso.

WEATHER CHART

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Avg. F° 45 46.9 54 60.1 67.3 72.9 77.4 77 70 61.3 51.4 45.5 Avg. Rainfall (inches) 2 1.6 1.9 2 2.5 2 2.5 2.1 1.9 2.4 2 2.3 Palace of Versailles

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16 17E

Gare St. Lazare

LA DEFENSE

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16E

Opéra Garnier

8E

6

14

RIGHT BANK

10E

7

9 2E

20

10

Jardins du Trocadero

19E

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Arc de Triomphe

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Charles de Gaulle Airport

9E

13 Grand Palais Place de la Concorde Musée de L’Orangerie Jardin du Tuileries Sie ne

LEFT BANK

7E

Eiffel Tower

12 1ER

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Jardin du Palais Royal Palais Royal

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Forum des Halles

Musée du Louvre

Musée D’Orsay

Square du Temple

3E

LES 17 HALLES

Si

Parc du Champs de Mars

ST. GERMAIN

La Sorbonne

Palais du Luxembourg

MONTPARNASSE Paris Orly Airport

12E Pantheon

5E

Jardin des Plantes

13E

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Jardin du Luxembourg

Versailles Square St. Lambert

Opéra Bastille

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Place de la Bastille

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Notre-Dame Cathedral

QUARTIER LATIN

6E Roland Garros Stadium

Place des Vosges

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Disneyland Paris

Musée Picasso

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Hotel des Invalides Musée Rodin

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Centre Pompidou

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Eiffel Tower

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HOTEL LISTINGS Left Bank 1 Hotel Central Saint Germain 2 Hotel Pont Royal 3 K+K Hotel Cayré, Paris 4 Le Six Right Bank 5 Champs-Élysées Plaza Paris 6 Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris 7 Hotel Banke Paris 8 Hotel Du Louvre, A Hyatt Hotel 9 Hotel Opéra Cadet 10 Hotel Powers 11 Hotel Regina Paris 12 Hotel Scribe Paris Managed By Sofitel 13 Hotel Waldorf Madeleine 14 Hotel Waldorf Trocadero 15 InterContinental Paris Le Grand 16 Le Meridien Etoile 17 Novotel Les Halles 18 Plaza Tour Eiffel 19 Residhome Paris Opera 20 Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg 21 The Westin Paris—Vendôme Courbevois (La Defense) 22 Meliá Paris La Defense

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A SELECTION OF paris HOTELS CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES PLAZA PARIS

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL GEORGE V, PARIS

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HOTEL BANKE PARIS

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Right Bank – 8ème / Champs-Élysées

Right Bank – 8ème / Champs-Élysées Preferred Partner

Right Bank – 9ème / Opéra

Set in a 19th-century Haussmann-style mansion with chic Parisian decoration, this ultimate luxury hotel is ideally located in the city center next to the Champs-Élysées avenue. Spacious guest rooms all have showers and Jacuzzis.

This celebrated hotel is a sterling property just steps from the Champs-Élysées. Exceedingly posh rooms have bright Louis XVI styling; many rooms open to private terraces. Le Cinq was awarded 2 Michelin stars for its classic French fare.

Set in a former Belle Époque-style bank, this boutique hotel is within easy walking distance of the Paris Opera, Place Vendôme, and Galeries Lafayette. Step into soundproof rooms with Parisian style, marble baths, and patio or city views.

• 35 ac rooms & suites • Le Keller Restaurant/Bar le 35 • concierge/ 24-hr room service • Spa by Sothys/sauna/Hammam/fitness room • free Wi-Fi throughout • mini-bar/safe/coffee machine/TV/Jacuzzi

• 244 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/2 bars • 24-hr concierge & room service • spa

• 94 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/bar • 24-hr room service • fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi • limousine service

HOTEL DU LOUVRE, A HYATT HOTEL

HOTEL PONT ROYAL

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HOTEL SCRIBE PARIS MANAGED BY SOFITEL

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Right Bank – 1ère / Louvre

Left Bank – 7ème / Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Right Bank – 9ème / Opéra

In the heart of Paris, facing the Louvre Museum, Opéra Garnier, and Palais Royal Gardens, this hotel welcomes you into charming rooms exuding Belle Époque charm. The Brasserie serves upscale French cuisine on the outdoor terrace.

This boutique hotel enchants with an outstanding location at St. Germain des Prés, Left Bank. Some rooms have a gorgeous view of Paris and her monuments. Savor exquisite cuisine at the 2 Michelin stars restaurant, “l’Atelier de Joël Robuchon”.

Discover a legendary address in the heart of Paris with décor by interior designer Jacques Grange. Regal accommodations embody the spirit of Parisian elegance and offer intimate interior decoration with ultra-modern amenities.

• 177 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • fitness center • mini-bar/in-room safe/spacious dressing area

• 75 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar •concierge/room service • fitness center/bicycle rental • complimentary Wi-Fi throughout • mini-bar/in-room safe/robes & slippers

• 213 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • Keiraõ Spa/fitness center • Wi-Fi throughout • mini-bar/in-room safe • close to local transportation

INTERCONTINENTAL PARIS LE GRAND

SOFITEL PARIS LE FAUBOURG

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THE WESTIN PARIS—VENDÔME

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Right Bank – 9ème / Opéra

Right Bank – 8ème / Concorde

Right Bank – 1ère / Vendôme

Inspired by Napoleon III, this historic luxury hotel faces the magnificent Opéra Garnier, and is just steps from famous Place Vendôme shopping. Rooms and suites are sumptuously decorated in Second Empire style and offer exceptional views.

Long a Right Bank favorite, this fashionable outpost is just a few steps away from the exclusive Faubourg Saint-Honoré, internationally renowned for its luxury boutiques. Unwind in cozy rooms and indulge in French haute cuisine.

Overlooking the Tuileries Gardens, Louvre Museum, and the Eiffel Tower, this landmark hotel is an idyllic retreat. Unwind in elegant rooms and suites, savor exquisite cuisine at boudoir Paris, and rejuvenate in the Six Senses Spa.

• 470 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/bar • Club Level with private lounge • concierge/24-hr room service • I-Spa/fitness center/sauna • mini-bar/in-room safe

• 147 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • Clé d’Or Concierges Team/ 24-hr room service • wellness center/Hammam/massage services • mini-bar/complimentary Wi-Fi

• 440 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • Six Senses Spa/Westin WORKOUT® Gym • Wi-Fi in public areas/in-room Internet access • Heavenly Bed®/robes/mini-bar/safe

LE MERIDIEN ETOILE

MELIÁ PARIS LA DEFENSE

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HOTEL OPÉRA CADET

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Right Bank – 17ème / Arc de Triomphe

Courbevois (La Defense)

Right Bank – 9ème / Opéra

Just a short walk to the Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Élysées from this modern hotel. Chic, modern rooms boast the latest tech amenities, plus city or courtyard views. Jazz Club Etoile enchants with top-notch musical performers.

The hotel in the shape of the sail of a boat is a technical prowess with panoramic views of Paris. Situated on the Esplanade, this newly-built property is set in front of Takis water mirror fountains and offers underground connection.

An authentic Parisian experience awaits you at this enchanting hotel, set on a charming semi-pedestrian side street with local shops, market stalls, and bistros. Large guest rooms have elegant contemporary décor, and plenty of sunshine.

• 1,025 ac rooms • restaurant/lounge • 24-hr concierge & room service • in-room spa services • live entertainment • Internet access • mini-bar/ in-room safe/ironing board

• 369 ac rooms including 29 suites & family connecting rooms • 2 restaurants/skyline lounge & bar • fitness center/massage rooms • executive lounge • business center • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 85 ac rooms & suites • breakfast room/bar • concierge/room service (breakfast only) • complimentary Wi-Fi & business center • easy access to Gare du Nord • ½ block from metro station & buses

For additional hotels and sightseeing in this destination please contact your Travel Consultant.

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A SELECTION OF paris HOTELS HOTEL POWERS

HOTEL REGINA PARIS

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HOTEL WALDORF MADELEINE

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Right Bank – 8ème / Champs-Élysées

Right Bank – 1ère / Louvre

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Right Bank – 8ème / Champs-Élysées Preferred Partner

Within the Golden Triangle of Paris between the Champs-Élysées, Avenue George V, and Avenue Montaigne, this hotel combines elegance and comfort in a refurbished private mansion. Soundproof rooms have balconies overlooking the Eiffel Tower.

This century-old Belle Époque boutique hotel is right across the street from the Louvre and steps from Garnier Opera House, and Palais Royal. Rooms have high ceilings, traditional French style, and views of the terrace or Eiffel Tower.

Paris’ famous landmarks, including Place de la Madeleine and the Champs-Élysées are within strolling distance of this Haussmann-style boutique hotel. Modern, soundproof guest rooms have marble baths and views of Boulevard Malesherbes.

• 50 ac rooms & suites • breakfast room/bar • concierge/room service • sauna/salon • complimentary Wi-Fi access in rooms

• 119 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/bar/tea room/terrace • concierge/24-hr room service • kids’ playroom • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 45 ac rooms • breakfast room/lounge • concierge/room service • complimentary in-room Wi-Fi • mini-bar/in-room safe • LCD Satellite TV

HOTEL WALDORF TROCADERO

K+K HOTEL CAYRÉ, PARIS

HHHH Right Bank – 16ème / Trocadéro

LE SIX

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Left Bank – 7ème / Saint-Germain-des-Prés myTime / Preferred Partner

Left Bank – 6ème / Montparnasse

Set in a former 1920s private house, this hotel stands near the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Élysées, and the Eiffel Tower. Individually decorated rooms have views of the neighborhood or the glowing glass ceiling of the lobby lounge.

A 19th-century façade conceals a thoroughly modern interior at this boutique hotel on the Left Bank, a short walk from museums and attractions. Retreat to sleek guest rooms boast state-of-the-art technology and baths with heated floors.

Make this boutique hotel your own pied-à-terre for a great Paris vacation! The spacious, soundproof guest rooms feature unique furnishings and some with balconies overlooking the city. The Luxembourg Gardens legendary brasseries are nearby.

• 44 ac rooms • breakfast room/lounge • concierge/room service • complimentary in-room Wi-Fi • mini-bar/in-room safe • LCD satellite TV

• 125 ac rooms & suites • breakfast room/bistro bar • concierge/room service • fitness center/sauna/massage • free Internet lounge & Wi-Fi throughout • in-room mini-bar/safe/coffee & tea maker/TV

• 41 ac rooms & suites • breakfast room • concierge/room service • Le Six & Spa by Pavot/fitness center • mini-bar/coffee & tea maker/ in-room safe • Plasma TV/cable/robes

NOVOTEL LES HALLES

PLAZA TOUR EIFFEL

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Paris: Right Bank – 1ère / Louvre

Right Bank – 16ème / Trocadéro

Right Bank – 9ème / Opéra

This ultra-modern hotel is in the heart of historic, romantic Paris, within easy walking distance of Notre Dame, Le Louvre, the Pompidou Center, and the banks of the Seine. The atriumstyle La Place restaurant serves an international menu.

Steps from the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées, the Trocadéro, and the Arc de Triomphe, this boutique hotel is close to the city’s main attractions and shops. Soundproof rooms have contemporary décor and the latest tech amenities.

Explore the lively city of Paris while staying in these conveniently located apartments. The Opera Square, the Louvre Museum, and the Champs-Élysées are just a short metro ride away. Shopaholics meander along boulevard Haussmann.

Preferred Partner

• 285 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • 24-hr reception/room service • mini-bar/in-room safe • satellite plasma-screen TV/in-room movies

• 41 ac rooms & suites • breakfast room/bar • concierge/room service • fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

• 90 ac apartments (studios/1-& 2-bedrooms) • complimentary daily cleaning (up to 4 nights) complimentary Wi-Fi • close to Opera Garnier & shopping including Le Printemps & Galleries Lafayette

HOTEL CENTRAL SAINT GERMAIN

HHH Left Bank – 6ème / Saint-Germain-des-Prés Preferred Partner Set in the heart of the Latin Quarter, this boutique hotel is close to the Sorbonne University, Cathédral Notre-Dame, and Jardin du Luxembourg. Elegant rooms have the latest technology amenities and city views. • 35 ac rooms • buffet breakfast • complimentary Wi-Fi • walking distance to Rue de Buci’s bars & cafes The Alexander III Bridge

For additional hotels and sightseeing in this destination please contact your Travel Consultant.

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a selection of paris SIGHTSEEING CITY TOUR & SKIP-THE-LINE EIFFEL TOWER

DISNEYLAND PARIS

Paris / 4.5 Hours

Join this city tour by bus to discover Paris museums and monuments, including The Louvre, Place Vendôme, Les Invalides, Palais Garnier, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Musée d’Orsay, Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, and other iconic sights. At the Eiffel Tower, skip the line and take the elevator to the second floor to admire the magnificent views of Paris.

L’OPEN HOP-ON/HOP-OFF 2-DAY PASS

Paris / 2-Day Pass

Paris / Admission

Visit a Parisian market to buy fresh typical products for your cooking class and prepare your lunch. At the cooking class, you’ll prepare a main course and a dessert that you’ll enjoy during a lunch accompanied by wine and cheese. The chef will also help you discover French wines during the lunch. Learn simple and original recipes, and enjoy an unusual culinary experience in Paris!

MOULIN ROUGE DINNER & SHOW

At Disneyland Park – a Magical Kingdom not so far away, somewhere between a place where you wish upon a star and dreams come true – Disney heroes and heroines live in fairytales that are, happily, never ending. At Walt Disney Studios Park you can discover the magical world of cinema and television. Stay in the magic, or close by with seven Disney Hotels to choose from, all with unique Disney theming.

Photo: Cityrama/Sylvain Saustier

Paris / 3 Hours

COOKING CLASS: FRENCH MARKET & TASTING

PARIS BY NIGHT: CITY TOUR

Paris / 4.5 Hours

See Paris at your own pace on a hop-on/hop-off tour with 50 stops on four interconnected routes, the ideal way to see all the sights. Board an open-top double-decker bus for bird’s-eye views of the Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Musée d’Orsay, Pont Neuf, Palais-Royal, Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more sights.

PARIS CITY VISION – FONTAINEBLEAU

Get your ticket to the center of Parisian nightlife for more than 100 years – the home of the can-can and the most beautiful showgirls in Paris! Enjoy a dinner-dance with a select menu, followed by the “Féerie,” a whirlwind four-act show. A half-bottle of Champagne per person is also included.

Paris / 2 Hours Soak up the magic of Paris by night in a double-decker bus, when monuments, bridges, and other landmarks are lit up emphasizing the fantastical atmosphere that reigns in the City of Lights. Sights include the Place de l’Opéra, ChampsÉlysées, Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Place Pigalle, Pont Neuf, Arc de Triomphe, and other iconic sights.

PARIS CITY VISION – VERSAILLES

THE PARIS PASS

Paris / 5 Hours

Paris / 4 Hours

Paris / 2-4-6 Day Pass

The preferred residence of the French emperors, the Château de Fontainebleau is the only royal and imperial castle that has been continually inhabited for seven centuries. Visit the recently restored apartments of Napoléon 1st in this UNESCO World Heritage Site; you’ll have free time to stroll through the gardens and admire the magnificent bronze statues.

Visit the extravagant Royal Palace of Versailles on your own, accompanied by audio-guided commentary. Explore and learn all about the State Apartments, the King’s and Queen’s bedrooms, and the Hall of Mirrors. You’ll also have free time to visit the palace’s world-famous gardens.

Revel in an unforgettable trip to the city of lights. For one low price The Paris Pass provides access to more than 60 top attractions including the Louvre, a one-day hop-on/hop-off bus tour, Arc de Triomphe, Palace of Versailles, and many more. At select attractions you also benefit from fast track entry. The Pass includes a travel card that allows unlimited access to the convenient public transport network.

PARIS SIGHTSEEING TOUR

REIMS AND CHAMPAGNE

SECRET PARIS: CHEESE, ART, AND LOCAL LIFE

Paris / 2-Hours

Paris / 11 Hours

Paris / 3 Hours

This extraordinary two-hour sightseeing tour of Paris travels by luxury minibus with live commentaries. Enjoy the most remarkable sights, monuments, and landmarks of Paris such as the Arc de Triomphe, The Eiffel Tower, and Notre-Dame Cathedral. Board a sightseeing cruise from the Seine River and see the sites that line Seine’s UNESCO World Heritagelisted riverbanks with a glass of Champagne, a crêpe or an aperitif. Every day, except Monday, at 9:30 am.

After a morning orientation tour of Reims, capital of the Champagne region, take a guided visit to its historic Gothic cathedral. A carriage tour and tasting at the Piper-Heidsieck champagne caves, a tasting at the cellars of Moët & Chandon or Mercier, and free time for lunch round out your day.

Wander through the hidden streets of Paris with a local, savor a sugary-sweet macaron at a popular food shop, enjoy the elegant surroundings of the Louvre’s garden, admire medieval and Renaissance-era architecture in Le Marais, become a cheese connoisseur at a fromagerie, and experience the bustling vibe of a busy French market as you become a Parisian for a day.

For additional hotels and sightseeing in this destination please contact your Travel Consultant.

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Lavender fields, Provence

REGIONAL FRANCE A CULINARY JOURNEY, ROMANTIC GETAWAY & CULTURAL ADVENTURE!

THE REGIONS The Cities A center of gastronomic delight with 2,000 years of cultural and architectural heritage, Lyon is the gateway to France’s wine country. Vieux Lyon is packed with 15th-17th century buildings set along narrow streets, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city of Bordeaux is itself an attraction, and not just because it’s an easy base for trips to Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Margaux, and Château Mouton Rothschild… Cafés, gardens, and museums are springing up all the time, and Old Bordeaux – where many buildings date back to the 13th century and earlier – is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

French Riviera All sunny skies and glamour, the Cote d’Azur is best known for the Cannes Film Festival, the rich-and-famous enclave of St. Tropez, and colorful Nice, where art lovers can graze through the Musée Chagall and Musée Matisse. For a splash of real color, head to the daily flower market in Vieux Nice (Old Town).

Monaco Part of the Principality of Monaco, Monte Carlo is almost a mythic place, its popular image that of an international playground for the rich and famous, where aristos play baccarat in the casino… It has perhaps the most felicitous location in the world – hugging the Mediterranean Sea and backed by the French Alps, it personifies the sun-drenched French Riviera.

WORLDWIDE TRAVELER TOP EXPERIENCES Royale Casino Even if you don’t gamble, be sure to visit the Casino de Monte-Carlo just to admire its distinctive Beaux Arts style, which ideally fits its French Riviera setting.

Underground City

A Taste of Bordeaux Explore the beautiful Bordeaux region, and sample some of its renowned wines, among them Médoc, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Mont Dieu! One of the smallest World Heritage Sites, the tiny, rocky island known as Mont St-Michel is home to the spectacular and well-preserved Norman Benedictine Abbey.

Check out the hidden “traboules,” or secret passages, that cut through some of Lyon’s historical buildings (or sometimes a whole city block), linking one street with another.

Hilltop Stop

Beaucoup Bocuse

College Town

The godfather of Lyonnaise cuisine, Michelin-starred chef Paul Bocuse attracts diners from everywhere to his main restaurant as well as several brasseries around town.

Explore the historic and atmospheric city center of Montpellier, a university center full of elegant buildings, grand mansions, stately boulevards, shady backstreets, and leafy squares.

Embark on a tour of the beautiful medieval hilltop villages of Provence, including Gordes, Roussillon, Bories, Brantes, Venasque, and Vaucluse.

Bubble Up Spend some time in the famous region of Champagne and explore the famed wine cellars of Moët & Chandon, Mumm, Taittinger, and other houses.

D-Day Salute Pay tribute to the soldiers who fought on Normandy’s World War II beaches and D-Day battlefields on a tour to Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc.

Châteaux Room Join a tour of the stunning châteaux of the Loire Valley, especially Azay-le-Rideau, a Renaissance-style gem from the reign of François I.

Monte Carlo

WEATHER CHART

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Avg. F° 55.6 56.1 59.4 62.6 69.3 75.7 81.1 81.9 76.3 69.8 61.9 56.8 Avg. Rainfall (inches) 2.7 1.8 1.5 2.7 1.8 1.4 0.5 0.7 2.9 5.2 4.1 3.6

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A SELECTION OF regional france HOTELS GRAND HOTEL DE BORDEAUX & SPA

HÔTEL LE CANBERRA

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LA COUR DES LOGES

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Bordeaux

Cannes

A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, this luxury hotel offers all the keys to a refined journey. Become enraptured by the seductive atmosphere and exceptional service. Luxuriate at the spa overlooking the Bordeaux Opera House.

Just a few steps from the Croisette, sandy beaches, and great shopping, this 19th-century neoclassical hotel is a Cannes landmark. Step into soundproof guest rooms with black marble baths and sea views; some rooms have balconies or terraces.

A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this boutique hotel stands in the heart of Vieux-Lyon. Les Loges was awarded a Michelin star for chef Anthony Bonnet’s exquisite regional cuisine. Romantic rooms have Philippe Starck-designed baths.

• 130 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/2 bars/wine concierge • 24-hr rooms service • indoor pool/hammam/sauna • spa/fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi • mini-bar/safe/coffee & tea maker

• 45 ac rooms • restaurant/lounge/bar/café • concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor heated pool/sundeck • fitness center/sauna • private beach • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 61 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/bar/wine cellar • concierge/24-hr room service • indoor lap pool • Pure Altitude Spa/fitness center/sauna/ Turkish baths

CROWNE PLAZA LYON – CITÉ INTERNATIONALE

Preferred Partner

Lyon

INTERCONTINENTAL MARSEILLE - HOTEL DIEU

HHHH

Preferred Partner

SOFITEL MARSEILLE VIEUX PORT

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Lyon

Marseille

Marseille

Lyon’s Cité Internationale complex is home to this modern hotel by architect Renzo Piano. Retreat to breezy guest rooms with beautiful views of the Parc de la Tête d’Or or the Rhone River. Sit down to traditional Lyonnais cuisine at La Scène.

Superlative best describes Marseille’s latest luxury hotel ideally situated at the gateway to Provence. Housed in a magnificent 18th-century landmark, it offers spectacular views of the Vieux Port and Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica.

Sleek design marks this luxury hotel in the heart of Marseille’s Vieux Port. Rooms have the latest tech amenities, and Hermès products; most have harbor views, while suites have private balconies. Indulge at the award-winning Les Trois Forts.

• 158 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • 24-hr fitness center • free Wi-Fi

• 194 ac rooms & suites • Alycone Gourmet Michelin Star restaurant & Brasserie • outdoor terrace overlooking Notre Dame de la Garde & the Vieux Port • indoor pool • Spa by Clarins

• 134 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar/pool bar • concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor heated pool/sundeck • So Spa/fitness center/ salon/sauna/Jacuzzi/hammam/solarium

HOTEL MÉTROPOLE MONTE CARLO

LE MERIDIEN BEACH PLAZA

HHHHH Monte Carlo

Preferred Partner

MONTE CARLO BAY HOTEL & RESORT

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Monte Carlo

A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, this Belle Époque gem is situated off the legendary casino square. Opulent rooms are designed by Jacques Garcia. Dine in 3 restaurants created by Michelin-starred chef Joël Robuchon!

Serenity abounds at this hotel, featuring its own private beach overlooking the sea in Monte Carlo. Step into sleek rooms with striking views. Wooden steps lead through flower-covered pergolas to the only private beach in the area.

A relaxed yet sophisticated ambiance in a legendary destination, this stellar resort hotel stands on its own private peninsula. Hide away in posh guest rooms with private balconies. Spend all day at the pool, and all evening at the casino and nightclub.

• 133 ac rooms & suites • 3 restaurants/bar/pool bar • concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor & indoor pools • Métropole ESPA/fitness center/ sauna/steam bath • Pilates/yoga

• 403 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/2 bars • 24-hr concierge & room service • 2 outdoor pools/indoor pools/fitness center • private beach with direct access • Wi-Fi • mini-bar/refrigerator/safe

• 334 ac rooms & suites • 4 restaurants/bar • outdoor & indoor pools/ children’s pool/solarium • Cinq Mondes Spa/fitness center/yoga • water sports • casino/nightclub • live entertainment • children’s club

COLUMBUS MONTE-CARLO

CITADINES ANTIGONE MONTPELLIER

HHH Monte Carlo

Preferred Partner

BOSCOLO EXEDRA NICE

HHH Montpellier

Preferred Partner

Preferred Partner

HHHH Nice

Preferred Partner

This sleek, chic hotel was created by Formula 1 racing champ David Coulthard. Rooms and suites boast enchanting views of Fontvieille Port, the amazing Rock, or the Princess Grace Rose Garden, and of course, the Mediterranean Sea.

This apartment hotel is just outside of Antigone, the urban district, close to great shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Guest accommodations feature full separate kitchens and the latest entertainment amenities.

An exclusive destination combining both the future and the past. This hotel was built according to the tastes of wellknown hoteliers of the Belle Epoque and entirely renovated between 2006 and 2009 with modern luxury design.

• 181 ac rooms & suites • outdoor pool/sundeck • fitness center/massage services/salon

• 122 ac studios & 1- & 2-bedroom apartments • outdoor pool • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 113 ac rooms & suites restaurant/bar spa with complimentary access to facilities • complimentary Wi-Fi • central location in residential area & close to attractions

For additional hotels and sightseeing in this destination please contact your Travel Consultant.

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A SELECTION OF regional france HOTELS LE MERIDIEN NICE

MERCURE NICE CENTRE NOTRE DAME HOTEL

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MERCURE NICE PROMENADE DES ANGLAIS

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Nice

Nice

The brilliant blue Mediterranean Sea is just across the street from this hotel on the famous Promenade des Anglais in central Nice. Unwind in modern and spacious guest rooms that open to sun-drenched terraces with dramatic sea views.

This contemporary luxury hotel enjoys a prime location in the city center, close to shopping and attractions. Spacious rooms overlook the exotic gardens or the city. Head to the rooftop Plein Ciel bar for cocktails and panoramic views.

Facing the sea, this modern hotel is above the Casino Ruhl at the top of the famous Promenade des Anglais, just a stone’s throw from Vieux Nice. Modern, soundproof rooms have patios or balconies with garden, city, or sea views.

• 318 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/bar/rooftop terrace café • concierge/ 24-hr room service • health club/sauna/steam room/massage • private beach access/heated outdoor pool • mini-bar/robes & slippers

• 198 ac rooms & suites • 2 bars • concierge/room service • outdoor rooftop pool/sundeck • solarium/massage services • tour desk

• 122 ac rooms & suites • restaurant • room service • casino

HOTEL FONT MOURIER

Preferred Partner

Preferred Partner

HHHH St. Tropez

Preferred Partner

The fabled getaway is home to this exclusive resort, overlooking the Gulf of St. Tropez and close to its famous beaches. Guest rooms, many with private terraces, feature antique furnishings with a traditionally Provençal look.

Soak up the best of the French Riviera at this modernist resort hotel, set on a cliff overlooking St Tropez’ yacht-filled bay. Sleek minimalist rooms feature white geometric furniture and adjustable mood lighting.

• 49 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • room service • outdoor pool/ sundeck • tennis • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 41 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/2 bars/ice bar • 24-hr concierge & room service • 2 outdoor pools/sundeck • spa/fitness center • media library • helipad • nightly entertainment

Monte Carlo

Nice

KUBE HOTEL SAINT TROPEZ

HHHH St. Tropez

Preferred Partner

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Nice

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ITALY FOOD, FASHIONS, FESTIVALS, AND FABULOUS PEOPLE!

GETTING AROUND Air Several airlines operate domestic flights in Italy, from national carrier Alitalia, to continent-wide budget airlines like easyJet and Ryanair, to smaller companies like Air Italy, Air One, Meridiana, and Air Dolomiti. Italy has 40 airports in all, including two each in Rome and Milan, plus Turin, Bologna, Venice, Florence, Pisa, Naples, and Palermo.

Rail Train is usually the best option for getting around Italy, as rail links just about every town or city of any significance, via 200mph high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, Eurostar Italia), intercity, regional trains (Regionali, Regionali Veloci), and international trains (Eurocity, Euronight).

Bus Bus travel in Italy is generally regional in nature; there’s no national bus network. If you’re traveling between two cities in one region – for example, Siena and Pisa in Tuscany – there will be one company (perhaps more) that serves those routes. Buses are best at reaching smaller towns.

Car Driving is a practical way to get around Italy if you’re traveling in a group or as a family, or if you’re staying in a country villa, wandering amid quaint rural villages, or traveling through the more remote parts of wine country. You’ll need your driver’s license and an International Driving Permit (available in the US from AAA).

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Know Your Destination First of all, there’s art, and lots of it. Then, there’s the architecture. Also, the food. The fashion. The festivals. The people... In fact, Italy is so bursting with attractions that a visitor’s biggest problem may be choosing a workable itinerary! Italy’s appeal is derived from its ancient architecture, historical significance, its beautiful coastlines and the pleasant Mediterranean climate of its southern regions. Rome is a picturesque treasure trove of antiquities, from the Colosseum and Santa Maria Maggiore, to the Pantheon and the entire Vatican City. The Uffizi Gallery, one of the world’s truly impressive art collections, is one of the main lures of Florence, where the Renaissance was born and beauty reigns today. In Venice, forget about hailing a Checker cab, you’ll be traveling by water taxi, gondola, or vaporetto! All US citizens need a valid passport to enter Italy; visas are not required for American visitors staying in Italy for up to three months. Italy employs the euro (€) as its sole currency along with 24 other countries that use this common European money. And while you’re likely to find people who speak English if you travel to major cities with robust tourism infrastructure, it’s better not to assume the same once you enter the hinterland. As in many European countries, knowing a little bit of the native language may help you have a better experience.

THE REGIONS Northern Italy The reigning fashion and industrial center, Milan is the most modern of all Italian cities, though it still keeps most of its history intact. La Scala, over 200 years old, is still the world’s greatest stage for opera. All weatherbeaten buildings, quiet canals, and soft sunsets, Venice is one of the most romantic cities on earth. Travel by vaporetto to Piazza San Marco, and take a gondola ride along picturesque canals.

Central Italy Rome is a treasure trove of antiquities, from the Colosseum and Santa Maria Maggiore, to the Pantheon and the entire Vatican City. Spend a day people-watching on the Spanish Steps and shop on the Via Condotti. Birthplace of the Renaissance, elegant Florence is all narrow alleyways and soaring architecture, crowded piazzas and hushed, reverent galleries. Shop here for rich leather and gold bracelets.

Southern Italy Naples is full of life, its narrow and winding streets teeming with small shops, and its vast artistic heritage elevated to UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Just south, the postcard-perfect towns Positano and Ravello nestle within the rugged terrain of the Amalfi Coast.


Grand Canal, Venice

DINING AROUND Beware: It’s not all spaghetti and tomato sauce… Italian food in Italy is different than what is called “Italian food” in America. It is truly one of the most diverse cuisines in the world, and like the language and culture, food in Italy differs region by region. Risotto, arancino, polenta, gelato, cornetto, rustichella – try them all, of course (depending on where you are). But even better, you can learn to make these and many more dishes! Take a cooking class – they’re easy to find – and master the fine arts of pastas and pizzas, sauces and desserts.

St. Peter’s Basilica, St. Peter’s Square, Vatican City

And great Italian fare isn’t only what’s on your plate – Italy is famous for its wine. The best vineyards tend to be in the middle of some beautiful scenery, and tours to these areas abound.

AUSTRIA

SWITZERLAND Varese Photo: T photography/Shutterstock.com

FRANCE

Turin

Lake Como Venice

Milan

Genoa

Verona Portofino Bologna Florence Pisa

ITALY

Adriatic Sea

Corsica Rome

Capri

Naples Amalfi

Sardinia Ionian Sea

Mediterranean Sea Palermo Sicily

Uffizi Gallery, Florence

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Spanish Steps

ROME THE ETERNAL CITY OF CULTURE, RELIGION & LA DOLCE VITA…

THE REGIONS Vatican City An independent country surrounded entirely by the city of Rome, the Vatican is the center of the Roman Catholic Church, filled with more history and artwork than most cities in the world. Don’t miss St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums.

East of the Tiber River This part of Rome is home to its iconic architecture and attractions, including the Pantheon and the Colosseum. There’s a great series of neighborhoods for dining and shopping, or just linger on the Spanish Steps and by the Trevi Fountain. Visit the Villa Borghese and the Forum, the center of ancient Rome.

West of the Tiber River Trastevere, the charming district south of the Vatican on the west bank of the Tiber, is full of narrow cobbled streets and lonely squares that have long served as the inspiration for artists. Aventino and Testaccio are off-thebeaten-path districts with plenty of surprises waiting for interested travelers, as well as some truly great food.

WORLDWIDE TRAVELER TOP EXPERIENCES Food Fair Join a walking tour that samples the best food experiences in Rome, spotlighting gourmet markets, gelaterias, trattorias, cafés, wine bars, and more delights.

Papal Tour Tour the impressive features and sites of Vatican City, including St. Peter’s Basilica, St. Peter’s Square, and the Vatican Museums.

Cat Walk Discover the hidden history of Rome’s underground catacombs and burial chambers, including the Capuchin Crypt, where the remains of 4,000 Capuchin monks literally rest in pieces.

Born Borghese Stroll the fabulous grounds of the Villa Borghese, a heart-shaped English-style botanical garden with spreading shade trees and lawns, romantic walkways, and statues and fountains throughout.

Step Lively Everybody goes there, and that’s why everybody should: The Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain are perhaps the most atmospheric spots in Rome – places to meet up, places to muse, places to relax and watch the passing parade…

Blessed Event Book your ticket (well in advance) for a Papal Audience with Pope Francis I in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Hear the Pope’s weekly message, and receive the papal blessing.

Mangia Italiana Embark on a unique walking tour of Rome that invites you to discover the history and legends of the Eternal City – and also learn to cook three kinds of pasta!

Bizarro Rome Head to Quartiere Coppedé, in Rome’s Trieste district, for a fantastical mix of Ancient Greek, Roman Baroque, Mannerist, medieval, and Art Nouveau architecture, all created by Gino Coppedè in 1919.

Art History via Borghese Limited admissions mean that you can see tons of timeless artworks by Caravaggio, Bernini, Titian, Raphael, Rubens, and others in uncrowded bliss at the Galleria Borghese.

Be an Angel A unique “Angels & Demons” tour takes you to some of Rome’s most beautiful spots, including movie locations, to decode the secret messages of the Illuminati and unravel other secrets.

WEATHER CHART

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Avg. F° 55.2 56.7 59.5 64.4 71.6 78.1 83.5 83.7 78.8 71.6 63 57 Avg. Rainfall (inches) 3.2 3 2.6 2.1 1.2 0.6 0.6 1.3 2.7 3.7 4.3 3.5 Piazza San Pietro

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Villa Borghese

Vi lla

Piazza di Popolo

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Sistine Chapel Citta Vatican Museum del Vaticano St. Peter’s Basilica

Galoppatoio

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Campo Marzio

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Ludovisi

Spanish Steps

Trevi

Castel S. Angelo

Barberini Square

Colonna re Teve Fiume

St. Peter’s Square

Giardini del Quirinale Trevi Fountain

1 Ponte Parione

22 Piazza della Repubblica

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Pantheon

6 Piazza Navona

Fiumicino–Leonardo da Vinci Airport

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Villa Colonna Piazza Venezia

Gianicolo

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Villa Abamelek

Roman Forum

Trastevere

Campo di Fiori

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Colosseum

Parco Oppio

5

Parco Gianicolense

Arch of Constantine

Monte Palatino

HOTEL LISTINGS 1 Aurelia Residence 2 Boscolo Exedra Roma 3 Cardinal Hotel St. Peter 4 The First Luxury Art Hotel Roma 5 Fortyseven 6 Gran Meliá Rome Villa Agrippina 7 Hotel Atlante Garden 8 Hotel Atlante Star 9 Hotel Eden 10 InterContinental De La Ville Roma 11 Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto 12 Kolbe Hotel Rome 13 Marcella Royal Hotel 14 Principessa Isabella Hotel 15 Pinewood Hotel Rome 16 Raganelli Hotel 17 Regina Hotel Baglioni 18 Rocco Forte Hotel De Russie 19 Romanico Palace Hotel 20 Rome Cavalieri, The Waldorf Astoria Collection 21 Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese 22 The St. Regis Rome 23 Trianon Borgo Pio 24 The Westin Excelsior Rome St. Peter’s Basilica

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A SELECTION OF ROME HOTELS BOSCOLO EXEDRA ROMA

THE FIRST LUXURY ART HOTEL ROMA

HHHHH Repubblica-Termini

Preferred Partner

GRAN MELIÁ ROME VILLA AGRIPPINA

HHHHH Piazza del Popolo

Preferred Partner

HHHHH Giancolo

A refined atmosphere envelops guests in extreme luxury. Relish unparalleled accommodations, 2 showy restaurants, a superb terrace overlooking Rome, and an exclusive wellness center, suspended above ancient Roman excavations.

A refined, modern atmosphere greets guests at this stylish all-suite boutique hotel, within walking distance of Piazza del Popolo, Via del Corso, and the Spanish Steps. All’Oro has been awarded a coveted Michelin star for its authentic local dishes.

Discerning travelers love this urban gem, with the Vatican on one side, the Trastevere district on the other, and popular attractions including St. Peter’s Basilica, Navona Square and Trastevere district within walking distance.

• 238 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/bar/Champagne bar/ pool bar • concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor rooftop pool (seasonal) • wellness spa • complimentary Wi-Fi • business center

• 29 ac suites • 2 restaurants/2 bars/rooftop terrace • 24-hr room service • access to fitness center nearby • complimentary Wi-Fi • tour desk

• 116 ac rooms & suites including 29 red level suites • RedLevel service • 2 restaurants/3 bars/pool bar • wine cellar • outdoor pool • YHI spa/ fitness center • sundeck • 75,000-sf private garden

INTERCONTINENTAL DE LA VILLE ROMA

JUMEIRAH GRAND HOTEL VIA VENETO

HOTEL EDEN

HHHHH Via Veneto

Preferred Partner

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Piazza di Spagna

Via Veneto

Located in the heart of Eternal City in a tranquil oasis just a short stroll away from the Spanish Steps, Via Veneto, and historical monuments. All rooms are elegantly well-appointed with modern technology and luxurious bath amenities.

A cool elegance infuses this neoclassical hotel at the top of the Spanish Steps, close to the Trevi Fountain and Via Condotti shops. Guest rooms are quiet havens that overlook either the central courtyard or the city’s rooftops.

On the Via Veneto in the heart of historic Rome, this exclusive hotel comprises 2 restored 19th-century villas. Soundproof suites have the latest tech amenities, Carrara marble baths with Bvlgari amenities, and courtyard or city views.

• 122 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants including Michelin starred La Terrazza/panoramic bar • concierge/24-hr room service • fitness center/ steam room • high-speed Internet • mini-bar/safe/robes

• 192 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/piano bar/terrace bar • concierge/ 24-hr room service • fitness center • Wi-Fi throughout • mini-bar/ in-room safe

• 116 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/bar/wine bar • concierge/ 24-hr room service • rooftop solarium • Aqva City Spa • 24-hr Technogym

REGINA HOTEL BAGLIONI

ROCCO FORTE HOTEL DE RUSSIE

ROME CAVALIERI, THE WALDORF ASTORIA COLLECTION

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Via Veneto

Piazza di Popolo

Prati

Housed in a Liberty-style building, this hotel enjoys a prominent location on the world renowned Via Veneto, within walking distance to the Spanish Steps and Via Condotti. Art Déco and Classic furnishing guarantee a unique atmosphere.

Modern Italian style courses through this luxury 19th-century landmark hotel. Rooms reveal an eclectic blend of modern and traditional elements, with ceiling-high French doors with city views. The Stravinskij Bar opens to terraced gardens.

Perched on 15 acres of private parklands overlooking the Eternal City and the Vatican, this hotel is just minutes from City Centre and its many attractions. Luxuriate in lavish rooms with private balconies and stellar city views.

• 118 ac rooms & suites • Brunello Lounge & Restaurant/Caffé Baglioni • spa/sauna/steam room/fitness center • Wi-Fi access

• 122 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • spa/fitness center/Jacuzzi/sauna/hydro-pool • terraced gardens with butterfly oasis • plasma satellite TV/robes

• 345 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/4 bars • 3 outdoor heated pools/kid’s pool/indoor pool/whirlpool • Cavalieri Grand Spa Club/fitness center/sauna • tennis • private art collection

SOFITEL ROME VILLA BORGHESE

THE ST. REGIS ROME

HHHHH Via Veneto

Preferred Partner

THE WESTIN EXCELSIOR ROME

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Diocletian Baths

Via Veneto

Stroll down Via Veneto to this neoclassical grand hotel and enter a world of natural chic. Elegant rooms are decorated in a classical style and have marble baths with Hermès amenities, Bose® iPod® docking stations, and city views.

This Belle Époque hotel dating from 1894 features an austere façade and opulent interiors with Murano glass chandeliers, hand-painted frescoes, Louis XV furniture, and seductive atmosphere. Di Vino wine cellar offers private tastings.

This regal turn-of-the-century hotel is prized for its unparalleled service and luxurious rooms with antiques and Italian marble baths. The h club>Doney comes alive at cocktail hour when the room is filled with music and Rome’s elite.

• 104 ac rooms & suites • award-winning La Terrasse Cuisine & Lounge/ 2 bars • fitness center • free Wi-Fi • 24-hr business center/meeting facilities • close to nearby restaurants & attractions

• 161 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar/wine cellar • 24-hr concierge & room service • butler service in suites • KamiSpa/fitness center/sauna • mini-bar/in-room safe/pillow menu/nightly turndown

• 316 ac rooms & suites • concierge/24-hr room service • indoor pool/ Jacuzzi • spa/ WestinWORKOUT® Gym/sauna/Turkish bath • nightclub

For additional hotels and sightseeing in this destination please contact your Travel Consultant.

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A SELECTION OF ROME HOTELS AURELIA RESIDENCE

CARDINAL HOTEL ST. PETER

HHHH Vatican-Prati

Preferred Partner

FORTYSEVEN

HHHH Villa Pamphili

Preferred Partner

HHHH Colosseo/Foro Romano

Located 250 yards from Vatican City, these spacious apartments are ideal for couples and large families seeking ultimate comfort. All apartments have a fully furnished kitchen. The roof garden has a beautiful view of St. Peter’s Dome.

Unwind in the quiet district of Villa Pamphili, a few minutes from St. Peter’s Basilica. Indulge in spacious accommodations, a breakfast buffet, a roof terrace with a bar, and 3 Jacuzzi whirlpools overlooking the Cupola of St. Peter.

High style, attentive service, and proximity to Rome’s attractions define this boutique hotel. Art Deco-style rooms feature modern conveniences. Head to the Circus rooftop restaurant, open every day for lunch, cocktails, and dinner.

• 25 ac apartments (1- & 2-bedrooms) • buffet breakfast • complimentary Wi-Fi • walking distance to Vatican City/Castle Saint Angel/Navona Square/Pantheon & more • close to dining & markets • roof garden

• 133 ac rooms • breakfast room/restaurant/bar • outdoor pool/Jacuzzi & solarium • roof garden • Wi-Fi access • 15 minutes from the city center

• 61 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/2 bars • concierge/room service • fitness center/Turkish Bath • complimentary Wi-Fi throughout • mini-bar/in-room safe

HOTEL ATLANTE GARDEN

HOTEL ATLANTE STAR

KOLBE HOTEL ROME

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Vaticano

Vaticano

Municipio I

Vatican City, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Sistine Chapel are within walking distance of this classic-style hotel on a tree-lined street in downtown Rome. Indulge in comfort with antique furnishings, marble accents, and soothing Jacuzzi baths.

A distinguished 19th-century building on a tree-lined street is home to this family-owned hotel, an excellent base for exploring the Eternal City. Les Etoiles and La Terrazza Paradiso serve Roman cuisine with knockout views of the city.

This 15th-century luxury hotel is uniquely located in the heart of Rome. Explore this historic hotel’s enchanted gardens, one of Rome’s best-kept secrets with orange, lemon, and olive trees—all accessible to guests.

• 70 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/bar at Hotel Atlante Star • Jacuzzi Tubs • complimentary airport pick-up on arrival • complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas • satellite TV

• 70 ac rooms & suites (some with Jacuzzis) • 2 restaurants/bar • concierge/room service • complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas • mini-bar • complimentary airport pick-up on arrival

• 72 ac rooms • restaurant/bar & lounge • complimentary Wi-Fi • meeting rooms • close to the Roman Forum, the Colosseum & Spanish Steps

MARCELLA ROYAL HOTEL

PINEWOOD HOTEL ROME

HHHH Via Veneto

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PRINCIPESSA ISABELLA HOTEL

HHHH Olympic Stadium - Monte Mario

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HHHH Via Veneto

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This family-friendly hotel is an ideal base for exploring the Eternal City, just a few minutes from the Trevi Fountain, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Spanish Steps, and Via Veneto. Step into rooms with traditional style and city views.

Situated in Rome, just a few steps away from the Vatican City, is a quiet haven boasting a panoramic view over the Sacchetti Pinewood. Relish top-notch accommodation in 80 rooms with air conditioning and all common facilities.

Elegance and traditional style blend in this classic 1940s hotel in the historic center of Rome, close to the Spanish Steps, Villa Borghese, the Forum, the Colosseum, and Trevi Fountain. Soundproof rooms have spacious baths and city views.

• 89 ac rooms & suites • Terrace at the Bar/roof garden/buffet breakfast • room service • solarium • complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

• 80 ac rooms • breakfast room/lounge & bar • mini-bar/in-room safe/ vanity set • located close to the Vatican City

• 40 ac rooms • restaurant/bar • concierge/room service • bicycle rental • limo service • tour desk • complimentary Wi-Fi

RAGANELLI HOTEL

ROMANICO PALACE

HHHH Aurelio

Preferred Partner

TRIANON BORGO PIO

HHHH Via Veneto

Preferred Partner

HHH½ Borgo

Preferred Partner

Situated close to the Vatican City, this intimate, contemporary hotel invites you to unwind in cozy accommodations with modern baths and amenities. Revel at the rooftop garden, lounge, and experience the charming lobby area.

An ideal base for exploring Rome, this classic hotel is close to the Via Veneto, Galleria Borghese, Via Condotti, and other attractions. Each room has unique frescoes, Italian furniture, and marble baths. Head to the Roof Garden for 360° views!

Select from 45 units of different sizes, all furnished and designed to offer you a pleasant stay. These units are in a limited traffic area near the Vatican where you can easily access markets, restaurants, and transportation.

• 41 ac rooms • breakfast room/bar • rooftop terrace • Wi-Fi access • close proximity to Vatican City • close to transportation links

• 79 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/rooftop bar • 24-hr concierge & room service • Romamor Wellness Center/Moto Creativo Fitness Center/ sauna/Turkish bath • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 45 ac units • fitness center • laundry facilities on premises • complimentary Wi-Fi • close proximity to main attractions • connection with public transports

For additional hotels and sightseeing in this destination please contact your Travel Consultant.

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a selection of rome SIGHTSEEING CAPRI DAY TOUR

COLOSSEUM & ETERNAL ROME WALKING TOUR

Rome / 3 Hours

Rome / 13 Hours

Rome / 2.5 Hours

Take a complete tour of ancient Rome’s major sights and skip the lines for the archaeological area. Gain special access to the Colosseum and, once inside, breathe the bloody past of the amphitheatre and its atmosphere, led by passionate and expert guides. Admire the splendid Arch of Constantine, climb the Capitoline Hill, and walk on the legendary Via Sacra or “Sacred Way”.

Discover one of the world’s most beautiful islands: Capri. This little treasure of the Mediterranean will enchant you with its magical beauty, artisan shops, and luxury boutiques. Live an unforgettable day in a splendid environment. Upgrade your tour with a visit to the Blue Grotto in Capri. This tour includes transportation, local guide, boat tickets, and a delightful lunch.

Take a guided tour of the Colosseum and archaeological area, and skip the long lines at the entrance. Marvel at ancient Rome’s major sights and breathe the bloody past of the amphitheater and its atmosphere led by passionate expert guides. Admire the splendid Arch of Constantine and climb up Palatine Hill. Meet your tour guide at the entrance of the Palatine Hill (opposite side of the street) and join your tour.

COOKING LESSON IN ROMAN COUNTRYSIDE

CRYPTS & CATACOMBS TOUR

OMNIA VATICAN & ROME CARD

Rome / 6 Hours

Rome / 3 Hours

Travel to the ancient village of Mazzano Romano, where a lavish garden and farm abounds with fresh vegetables, spices, and eggs. There, you will pick all of the ingredients to create the menu you’ll be preparing in a cooking lesson. The chef will guide you through the lesson, showing you step-bystep how to prepare each menu item, including appetizers, first course, second course, and dessert.

FLORENCE DAY TOUR BY HIGH SPEED TRAIN & UFFIZI GALLERY

Rome Visit one of the most beautiful cities in the world with expert tour guides. Your high speed train will get you to reach Florence from Rome in the most comfortable way in almost an hour. Tour the City and the Uffizi Gallery, and visit the cradle of the Renaissance. Enjoy a delightful lunch in a restaurant located in the great Santa Croce Square right in the heart of Florence. You’ll then shop at your leisure and return to Rome in the evening.

ROME BY NIGHT WITH TRADITIONAL DINNER & WALKING TOUR OF TRASTEVERE

Rome / 3 Hours Dine on traditional Italian cuisine in a typical local restaurant in the Trevi area. Then, take a stroll around the Trastevere, the medieval area of Rome that is full of life at night and beloved by Romans. Enjoy a relaxing panoramic tour of Rome by motor coach and discover the magical charm of the most famous monuments under a different light.

Explore history as you descend into the Eternal City’s underground burial chambers, its long winding catacombs and its crypts, to a time when Christianity was considered a simple cult whose members were executed as pagans and buried as martyrs. Discover the underside of Rome at the Capuchin Crypt (a chapel decorated entirely by human bones), Catacombs of Domitilla (an ancient Christian burial ground), and the Basilica di San Clemente.

HOP-ON/HOP-OFF PANORAMIC BUS TOUR

Rome / 1-Day Pass FREE and FAST TRACK entry to the Colosseum, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St Peter’s Basilica. Two great passes rolled into one, The Roma Card allows FREE entry to two out of five top attractions as well as discounts at 30 further top sights, plus a travel card. The OMNIA Vatican Card allows entry to all top sights in Vatican City. You also receive a three-day hop-on/hop-off bus tour.

NAPLES, POMPEII, CAPRI & SORRENTO TOUR

Rome / 1-Day Pass

Rome / 2 Days / 1 Night

Climb aboard an open-top double-decker bus and discover the beauty of Rome with 360º views. The bus makes 12 stops in the vicinity of some of Rome’s most famous sights, including the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Vatican Museum, Colosseum, Santa Maria Maggiore, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, and other attractions.

Explore the Neapolitan Coast and spend a night in charming Sorrento on this two-day tour! Visit the spectacular archaeological excavations of Pompeii, tour beautiful Capri and visit the amazing Blue Grotto (weather permitting). Discover quaint Anacapri and its amenities. Day 1: Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento; Day 2: Sorrento, Capri, Rome. Includes transport, guide, entrance fees, standard hotel room, two lunches, and dinner.

SMALL GROUP FOOD TOUR

VATICAN MUSEUMS TOUR

Rome / 3.5 Hours

Rome / Admission

Join a mid-morning walking tour to markets, groceries, and gelaterias for tastings at different locations. Enjoy pizza with mortadella, supplì (fried rice-ball), and pasta. Then experience Jewish food specialties, including fried artichokes and fried codfish. Savor an artisanal gelato tasting.

Enter the Sistine Chapel as a VIP with privileged access before other tour groups and the general public. You’ll have the chance to leisurely admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece with a few other lucky people. With the aid of a map and your exhaustive pre-recorded audio guide, you’ll feel free to explore all the Vatican Museums at your pace. Special tickets include the DVD “Art and Faith” with a full description of the Vatican City in several languages.

For additional hotels and sightseeing in this destination please contact your Travel Consultant.

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ANCIENT ROME TOUR


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Rialto Bridge

VENICE FIND TRUE ROMANCE IN A ONE-OF-A-KIND SETTING

THE REGIONS Venice Island All weathered buildings, quiet canals, and soft sunsets, Venice is one of the most romantic cities on earth. Travel by vaporetto to Piazza San Marco, shop in crowded marketplaces, and take a gondola ride along picturesque canals set under gracefully arched bridges. This sanctuary on a lagoon is virtually the same as it was 600 years ago, which adds to the fascinating character.

Mestre Essentially a suburb of Venice, Mestre stands at the foot of the causeway and railroad bridge that lead from the Italian mainland to Venice’s historic center. It’s a must to visit one of dozens of pasticcerie for desserts, brioche, and other treats.

Murano Much like Venice, Murano is a series of islands linked by bridges in the Venetian Lagoon. Famed for its eponymous glass industry, it’s full of small shops and appealing restaurants. Look for the “Vetro Murano Artistico” trademark decal in the windows of shops and showrooms that sell authentic Murano glass.

Burano Every color of the rainbow is represented in this small town, lined with hundreds of differently colored houses. Almost every shop on this little island sells locally made lace products.

WORLDWIDE TRAVELER TOP EXPERIENCES Going, Going, Gondola! For the quintessential Venice experience, hire a gondola for a cruise on the city’s quiet back canals and discover hidden gems and fabulous photo opportunities.

Island Journeys Visit the islands on the Venetian Lagoon to see traditional glassblowing in Murano and find locally made lace handicrafts in Burano.

Foodie Fair Answer the siren song of local cuisine in a local atmosphere, and embark on a flavorful “cicchetti crawl” in the bustling Rialto district. Devour small plates of olives, marinated seafood, spicy meatballs, and more!

For Chocoholics Only

Market Basket Rub shoulders with the locals as they do their weekly shopping at the Rialto Market. Get there early for the Erberia (vegetables) and Pescheria (fish) markets in full swing.

Venice on Foot You don’t need a boat to navigate Venice, you can actually walk along narrow, winding alleyways and bump into such “hidden” sights as the ancient church of San Giovanni Elemosinario.

Marks the Spot Go inside St. Mark’s Basilica to see its awe-inspiring gold mosaics, the Pala d’Oro (golden altar), stunning frescoes, Byzantine artworks, and more.

A Doge’s Life A guided tour of the Doge’s Palace introduces you to the fascinating elements of Venetian history, including the sculptures, the Opera Museum, the courtyard, the famous Golden Staircase, and much more.

Sit down to the greatest cup of hot chocolate EVER at VizioVirtù, the renowned cioccolateria in the San Polo district.

A Roof with a View Ascend to the Skyline Rooftop Bar atop the Hilton Molino Stucky Hotel for cool cocktails and breathtaking panoramic views of Venice.

Grand Tour A private motor launch cruise on the Grand Canal is a superb way to see the city’s landmark palazzos, courthouses, markets, and bridges.

Piazza San Marco

WEATHER CHART

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Avg. F° 42.4 46.8 53.6 61.3 70.2 76.6 81.5 80.6 74.5 64.6 52.7 44.1 Avg. Rainfall (inches) 2.3 2.1 2.2 2.5 2.7 3 2.5 3.3 2.6 2.7 3.4 2.1

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A SELECTION OF Venice HOTELS BOSCOLO VENEZIA

HOTEL DANIELI

HOTEL METROPOLE VENICE

HHHHH Cannaregio Est

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Castello Ovest

Castello Ovest

Revel in a Venetian atmosphere inside the ancient and prestigious aristocratic Rizzo-Patarol Palace that hides a historic secret garden preserved and overlooking the lagoon. Indulge in modern comfort blended with ‘vintage opulence’.

A masterpiece of hospitality amid the wonders of Venetian art, this legendary hotel overlooks the lagoon and is just steps from Piazza San Marco. Retreat to opulent rooms in gothic Venetian style, many with views of the lagoon waters.

Facing the lagoon, this historic palazzo is now one of Venice’s most coveted addresses for discerning vacationers. Rooms boast period furnishings and enchanted views. Awarded two Michelin stars, the Met Restaurant pampers your palate.

• 69 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • spa in the lagoon/botanical garden • complimentary shuttle boat to & from St. Mark’s Square • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 225 ac rooms & suites • rooftop restaurant overlooking lagoon & islands/ piano bar • concierge/24-hr room service • in-room spa treatments • robes & slippers

• 67 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • live entertainment • private dock for water taxis • luxurious garden with plants & citrus fruits

SANTA MARINA HOTEL

HILTON MOLINO STUCKY VENICE

THE GRITTI PALACE

HHHH Castello

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Guidecca Island

San Marco

St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge are within easy walking distance of this elegant boutique property, a former convent overlooking Santa Marina Square. Intimate rooms have 18thcentury-style Venetian furnishings and neighborhood views.

Originally a flour mill in the 19th century, this modern hotel is located on Giudecca Island, a short boat ride from St. Mark’s Square. Relish elegant rooms, views from the terrace of the Skyline Rooftop Bar, and a relaxing spa.

Welcome to this 15th-century noble palazzo and luxury hotel. This is where history and culture meet with renewed Venetian style on the Grand Canal. Expect a reassuring “home away from home” in the heart of Venice.

• 55 ac rooms • restaurant/bar/rooftop terrace • concierge/room service • tour desk

• 379 ac rooms & suites • 3 restaurants/3 bars • outdoor rooftop pool • spa/fitness center/sauna • executive floor with private lounge • free shuttle boat to St. Marks’ square • free Wi-Fi in public areas

• 82 ac rooms • 2 restaurants including city’s largest rooftop terrace/bar • concierge • Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Spa/fitness center • Internet access • meetings & events venues

LUNA HOTEL BAGLIONI

THE WESTIN EUROPA & REGINA, VENICE

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HOTEL CONCORDIA

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San Marco

San Marco

San Marco

Located a few steps from St. Mark’s Square and the Palazzo dei Dogi, this hotel is a short distance from historical attractions. Housed in an aristocratic building, guests are treated to an intimate atmosphere and impeccable service.

Uniting an inspiring location on the Grand Canal with Venice’s attractions and St. Mark’s Square nearby, this hotel is a picturesque escape overlooking the Grand Canal. Many of the stunning rooms and suites boast remarkable water views.

Delivering exceptional service and refined elegance, this 18th-century boutique hotel is in the historic center of Venice, overlooking St. Mark’s Square. Rooms have period furniture, Murano chandeliers, and marble and natural stone baths.

• 91 ac rooms & suites • Canova Restaurant/ Caffé Baglioni • room service • 24-hr reception desk • mini-bar/in-room safe • located in the heart of Venice

• 185 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • 24-hr concierge & room service • WestinWORKOUT® Gym • Westin Kids Club® • mini-bar/in-room safe/robes & slippers • The Heavenly Bed®/turndown service

• 50 ac rooms & junior suites • restaurant/complimentary breakfast buffet/24-hr bar/wine bar • concierge/24-hr room service • complimentary Wi-Fi

HOTEL KETTE

PALACE BONVECCHIATI

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HOTEL EXCELSIOR

HHHH Preferred Partner

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San Marco

San Marco

Arrive in one of Venice’s legendary gondolas at this intimate boutique hotel on a picturesque canal. Tranquil, soundproof rooms are elegant refuges with period furnishings, rich fabrics, and marble baths, all lit by Murano lamps.

With modern interior design, a wellness center, and unparalleled service, this elegant boutique hotel stands in the historic heart of Venice, close to St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto. Guest rooms feature the latest tech amenities.

Venice Lido

Venice’s famous Lido Beach is home to this century-old, Iberian-Moorish style hotel, open from April through October. Spacious rooms feature the latest tech amenities, plus terraces or balconies overlooking the sea, courtyard, or lagoon.

Preferred Partner

• 63 ac rooms & suites • breakfast room/bar • concierge/room service • Wi-Fi on ground floor • private pier • mini-bar/-in-room safe/satellite TV

• 70 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/breakfast room/bar • concierge • indoor pool • spa/sauna/steam bath/whirlpool/sun terrace • fitness center • tour desk

• 197 ac rooms & suites • 3 restaurants/2 bars/pool bar/free breakfast • 24-hr room service • outdoor heated pool/sundeck/private beach • fitness center • 6 tennis courts • free shuttle boat to Venice

For additional hotels and sightseeing in this destination please contact your Travel Consultant.

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a selection of venice SIGHTSEEING CICCHETTI TOUR

GHOSTS & LEGENDS WALK

THE MAGIC ART OF GLASSBLOWING

Venice / 3 Hours

Venice / 1.5 Hours

Venice / 1 Hour

Embark on a delicious adventure on this tour that introduces you to Venice’s most indelible attraction – food! Visit historical bars and taverns, discover the delicious range of local cicchetti dishes, experience the buzz of Bacari wine bars, ride a traghetto gondola into the Rialto area, visit a local market, sample local specialties such as spicy meatballs, fried olives, and marinated seafood, and get a history lesson while sipping a glass of Prosecco.

Explore Venice’s dark and mysterious past on this night tour through the city’s little-known backstreets. Visit the spiral staircase of the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, and hear tales about Venice’s hidden history, chilling ghost stories, and local legends.

Learn the secrets of the world-renowned Murano method of glassblowing. Visit a glass factory showroom in St. Mark’s Square, where you’ll learn about the origins of the art of glassblowing and how Murano became the center of glass making. Attend a demonstration by a master artisan who uses traditional techniques to create a unique glass item for you.

ORIGINAL VENICE WALK

ROMANTIC WATERWAYS OF VENICE

TOUR TO THE ISLANDS

Venice / 2 Hours

Venice / Half-Hour

Venice / 3.5 Hours

This walking tour of Venice will take you on a guided expedition of some of the city’s most beloved landmarks. Explore historic St. Mark’s Square, and visit the interior of its Byzantine Basilica. Stroll Venice’s narrow, winding alleyways and admire sights including Campo Santa Maria Formosa and the Church of San Giovanni e Paolo – also known as “the Pantheon of Venice.”

Travel along the most important canal in Venice – the Grand Canal – and see many of the most recognizable sights that Venice has to offer, including the Rialto Bridge, the Ca’ Dolfin, and the Grimani Palace. Meander along the city’s more secluded canals, including the Barcaroli Canal, where you’ll see the former home of Amadeus Mozart and the former residence of the Doge, as well as the only canal in Venice with a viewpoint of St. Mark’s Campanile.

Visit peaceful Torcello – Venice’s oldest continuously populated region – to see the city’s first church, watch a glass-blowing demonstration on Murano, and shop Burano’s lace shops on this afternoon tour of the Venetian lagoon’s three most famous islands.

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Florence

FLORENCE, MILAN & BEYOND A RUSH OF EXTRAORDINARY BEAUTY FROM THE ITALIAN ALPS TO THE ISLAND OF SICILY

THE REGIONS Florence Birthplace of the Renaissance, elegant Florence is filled with narrow alleyways and soaring architecture, crowded piazzas and hushed, reverent galleries. Shop for gold bracelets and rich leather, people-watch in the shade of the Duomo, and listen to the clack of heels and rush of roaring Vespas over cobblestone streets.

Milan Alpha designers Prada, Versace, Armani, and Dolce & Gabbana – as well as Da Vinci’s enduring masterpiece, The Last Supper – make cosmopolitan Milan their address while nearby Lake Como is a haven of tranquility, ringed by beautiful villages, exquisite villas, and snowpeaked Italian Alps.

Countryside (Siena, Sicily, Alps, Amalfi) A true Tuscan treasure, Siena is dotted with medieval plazas, palaces, and churches. Sicily, a rugged and attractive island on the southern tip of Italy, is filled with World Heritage Sites, befitting a destination that has not changed much in centuries… One of the planet’s most awesome natural landscapes, the Italian Alps have twice hosted the Winter Olympics: Cortina d’Ampezzo 1956 and Turin 2006. Picturesque Positano and Ravello nestle within the rugged terrain of the Amalfi Coast, known for its iconic cliff-side Mediterranean fishing villages.

WORLDWIDE TRAVELER TOP EXPERIENCES Food Trip Revel in some of Italy’s finest wines, olive oils, chocolates, cheeses, pastas, balsamic vinegars, and more with a daytrip to the sunny Tuscan countryside.

Pizza on the Piazza Facing Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio Piazza della Signoria is the spot where the Florentine republic was born, and you can admire it while noshing on a pizza pie at Ristorante il Cavallino.

Art Attack Check out masterworks by da Vinci, Michelangelo, Uccello, Caravaggio, Titian, Raphael, Botticelli, Rembrandt, and other legends at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

To Market We Go

The Ultimate Milan Twofer Enjoy the unique experience of dining in international fare and traditional Milanese dishes on board one of two historic ATMosfera Trams while you tour the city.

Viva Viale! Milan’s largest and most famous market, the Viale Papiniano Market is the place to go for deals on designer apparel, footwear, and accessories, plus leather goods and rare fabrics.

Vespa Vroom! Rent a Vespa in Florence to explore the city, then motor out to the nearby vineyards and small villages to experience true Italian culture.

Milan Mode Visit Milan’s Fashion District, where alpha designers Prada, Versace, Armani, and Dolce & Gabbana are waiting to outfit you in haute style…

Lose yourself in the overwhelming sights and smells of the extraordinary, historic Florence Market, sampling wild boar prosciutto, pecorino sheep cheese, vine-ripened tomatoes, and other delights.

Milan Horizons Ride the elevator to the roof of the Duomo Cathedral, see the perfect marble sculptures and the church spires up-close, and gaze out to the Milan skyline and the blue horizon.

For Footers Fans Catch one of the world’s greatest soccer teams in action when AC Milan takes the field at legendary San Siro, its purpose-built stadium.

Lake Como

WEATHER CHART

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Avg. F° 49 53 60 68 75 84 89 88 81 69 58 50 Avg. Rainfall (inches) 1.9 2.1 2.7 2.9 3 2.7 1.5 1.9 3.3 4 3.9 2.8

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A SELECTION OF florence & milan Hotels ROCCO FORTE HOTEL SAVOY

HOTEL BRUNELLESCHI

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HOTEL PITTI PALACE FLORENCE

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Duomo, Florence

Duomo, Florence

On the Piazza della Repubblica, this posh hotel welcomes you into Olga Polizzi-designed rooms with marble baths and outstanding city views. The intimate L’Incontro Bar & Restaurant serves Florentine cuisine with modern flourishes.

This regal hotel located in the historic center of Florence offers breathtaking views of the Giotto bell tower, Palazzo Vecchio, and the Duomo. It’s within easy walking distance to the Uffizi Gallery, museums, shopping, and more.

Savor Tuscany at this charming boutique hotel, housed within the walls of the 13th-century Torre dei Rossi (Rossi Tower) adjacent to the Ponte Vecchio. Guest rooms are peaceful havens with blackout drapes and soundproofing.

• 102 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar/outdoor terrace • concierge/ 24-hr room service • gym • EASY connect system throughout • mini-bar/ in-room safe • Duomo/ Uffizi Gallery & Ponte Vecchio nearby

• 96 ac refurbished rooms & suites (exclusive amenities & VIP benefits) • 2 restaurants/bar • on-site private museum • Travel & Leisure’s “500 Best Hotels” • 2 blocks from shopping streets

• 87 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/café lounge/bar • mini-bar/in-room safe/coffee & tea maker • satellite TV/Internet access • bicycle rental

ST. REGIS FLORENCE

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RELAIS SANTA CROCE

HHHHH Piazza Ognissanti, Florence

Palazzo Pitti, Florence

Preferred Partner

Preferred Partner

PLAZA HOTEL LUCCHESI

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Santa Croce, Florence

Santa Croce, Florence

Travel+Leisure’s 2014 “T+L 500” applauds this luxury hotel with original 15th-century architecture by Filippo Brunelleschi. Accommodations are havens of discrete opulence and elegance. You’re just steps from Florence’s iconic landmarks.

The 17th-century Palazzo Ciofi-Jacometti, once owned by the Marquis Baldinucci (treasurer to the Pope,) is home to this exclusive hotel in the heart of Florence. Recent restoration respected the original architectural elements.

Relaxed ambiance, considerate personal service, and 19th-century palazzo style define this elegant hotel overlooking the Arno River and the historic town center. Many rooms open onto private balconies with inspirational views.

• 99 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/24-hr butler service & room service • Iridium Suites by Clarins spa/24-hr fitness center • Bentley limo service

• 24 ac rooms & suites • breakfast room/The Guelfi e Ghibellini restaurant/Caffé Baglioni •24-hr room service • mini-bar/in-room safe/ tea & coffee maker

• 97 ac rooms & duplex suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/room service • complimentary Internet & Wi-Fi • private garage/bicycles • mini-bar/ in-room safe • hair dryers/robes & slippers

THE WESTIN EXCELSIOR FLORENCE

BOSCOLO ASTORIA

HHHHH Santa Maria Novella, Florence

Preferred Partner

BORGHESE PALACE ART HOTEL – FLORENCE

HHHH Santa Maria Novella, Florence

Preferred Partner

Preferred Partner

HHHH Via Ghibellina, Florence

Preferred Partner

Napoleon’s sister once lived in this 16th-century palace, now a hotel acclaimed on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Gold List 2013”. Rooms have high ceilings, handcrafted furniture, and river or city views. Savor contemporary Mediterranean cuisine.

Unrivaled sophistication is situated in a historic building belonging to noble Florentine families. The nobility is also reflected in this hotel’s location: near to the church of Santa Maria Novella and to Florence’s historic center.

A fusion of Old World charm and modern convenience, this grand neoclassical palazzo is just steps from the Uffizi Gallery, the Duomo, and Piazza della Signoria. Guest rooms feature the latest tech amenities and original works of art.

• 171 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar & lounge • concierge/24-hr room service • 24-hr fitness center • The Heavenly Bed® • mini-bar/ in-room safe

• 96 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/wine bar/lounge bar • room service • panoramic terrace • business center • meetings & events space

• 25 ac rooms • buffet breakfast/bar • concierge/room service • spa/ fitness center/sauna/steam room • complimentary Wi-Fi

HOTEL MICHELANGELO MILAN

HOTEL SANPI MILANO

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UPTOWN PALACE

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Center City, Milan

Center City-Porta Venezia Area, Milan

Center City, Milan

Enjoy easy access to Milan’s world-class shopping, museums and galleries, and other major attractions from this modern high-rise hotel. Soundproof rooms feature modern walnut furniture and granite-lined baths with hydro-massage tubs.

This boutique hotel lies in the heart of Milan between Piazza della Repubblica and Porta Venezia–Corso Buenos Aires, close to the historical city center. Modern rooms are tastefully decorated, and most overlook a private garden.

Located in Milan city center, this modern hotel is within easy walking distance of Piazza Duomo and great shopping. Retreat to soundproof guest rooms with parquet floors, plush LinoVivo sheets, and the latest tech amenities.

• 306 ac rooms • restaurant/bar/complimentary breakfast • room service • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 79 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar/breakfast room • concierge/ room service • fitness center/private garden • complimentary Wi-Fi in some areas • mini-bar/in-room safe

• 158 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • complimentary Wi-Fi • tour desk • limo service

For additional hotels and sightseeing in this destination please contact your Travel Consultant.

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A SELECTION OF milan & beyond HOTELS BOSCOLO MILANO

CARLTON HOTEL BAGLIONI

HHHHH Duomo, Milan

Preferred Partner

PARK HYATT MILANO

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Duomo, Milan

Duomo, Milan

Right in the heart of the city’s high-fashion district is an elegant gem representing an original merging of Italian design. Eclecticism is expressed in luxury rooms and suites, the largest Spa in the city, and the wonderful terrace.

Set at the crossroads of culture, fashion, and design. This is the only hotel in Milan that boasts a pedestrian entrance from Via della Spiga. It’s sumptuously decorated with authentic antique furniture, marble mosaics, and stylish drapes.

Occupying a palace-style building dating back to 1870, this deluxe hotel is a short walk from Milan Cathedral, Piazza del Duomo, and La Scala. Understated elegance and minimalist décor mark VUN restaurant, awarded a Michelin star.

• 154 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/rooftop terrace/lounge bar • concierge/24-hr room service • roof garden • spa • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 87 ac rooms & suites • The Baretto al Baglioni restaurant/Caffé Baglioni • concierge • spa/sauna/steam room/fitness center • high-speed Internet access

• 106 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • spa/24-hr fitness center/Jacuzzi/hammam • complimentary Wi-Fi

MELIA MILANO

HOTEL MIRAMALFI

NH BELLINI

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Fiera Milano City, Milan

Amalfi

This lavish hotel is ideal for discovering Milan with access to any part of the city, comfortable facilities, and top-notch services. Enjoy exquisitely appointed accommodations, The Level Lounge, and a revitalizing fitness & spa center.

Indulge in Amalfi Coast’s charm at this hotel, set on a cliff overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. Step into rooms with Vietri tile floors, private balconies, and striking sea views. Il Ristorante serves Italian fare and fresh seafood.

Step outside the doors of this modern high-rise hotel into Catania’s charm, amid a wealth of baroque architecture and the elegant Corso Italia shopping district. Sleek, minimalist guest rooms have the latest tech amenities and city views.

• 288 ac rooms & suites • THE LEVEL service • wellness center with Turkish bath/sauna/hydro massage • free Wi-Fi • close to MiCo Congress Center and San Siro Stadium • meetings & event venues

• 49 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar/snack bar/beach bar • concierge/room service • outdoor seawater pool/private beach

• 130 ac rooms • restaurant/bar/complimentary breakfast • room service • complimentary Wi-Fi

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HOTEL PALAZZO ESEDRA

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Located in Lake Como town center, this modern hotel is a short walk from one of Europe’s most beautiful lakes and its many recreational options. Guest rooms have contemporary style and awesome lake views.

This contemporary-style hotel is located in the historic center of Naples, close to the city’s port and great shopping. Guest rooms have classic style, the latest tech amenities, and balconies with city views.

Within walking distance of RAI and San Paolo Stadium, this luxury hotel occupies a sleek 1930s building designed by Marcello Canino. Spacious contemporary-style rooms have parquet floors, the latest tech amenities, and city views.

• 65 ac rooms • restaurant/bar/complimentary full breakfast • concierge/ room service • tennis • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 120 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/room service • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 106 ac rooms • restaurant/bar/breakfast buffet • 24-hr room service • complimentary Wi-F

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Palermo

Situated on the oceanfront next to the historical center, this contemporary-style hotel is a short walk away from the seafront promenade, and opposite the island’s beautiful botanic gardens. Guest rooms have garden, city, or sea views.

This Art Deco hotel is within walking distance of major attractions, as well as dining, entertainment, and shopping. Spacious rooms have marble flooring, wood décor, and views of the courtyard, Piazza Florio, or Monte Pellegrino.

• 237 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/2 bars/coffee lounge • concierge/ room service • outdoor pool/children’s pool/sundeck • bicycle rental

• 30 ac rooms • coffee shop • concierge/room service • complimentary Wi-Fi • tour desk Sicily

For additional hotels and sightseeing in this destination please contact your Travel Consultant.

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a selection of florence, Milan & beyond SIGHTSEEING HOP-ON/HOP-OFF TOUR

PIZZA & GELATO MAKING TOUR

FLORENCE MARKETS & DELIS TOUR

Florence / 1-Day Pass

Florence / 3 Hours

Florence / 2 Hours

See the best of Florence on this double-decker bus tour. Stops include the Cathedral, Basilica di Santa Croce, San Marco, Piazzale Michelangelo, and more. Hop on and off as many times as you like for a full day of sightseeing; two routes are included. The Florence tour snakes through the city with 15 stops, from Santa Maria Novella to Piazzale Michelangelo; the Fiesole tour includes the famous Etruscan city on a hill just outside of Florence.

Combine your love of pizza and gelato with a unique cooking class in beautiful Florence. Learn how to make gelato and cook an authentic Italian pizza with a professional chef who will teach and guide you along the way. Discover and taste the many gelato flavors that are made in Italy, and sample an array of pizzas. Enjoy dinner with wine tastings! Your new cooking skills will be the best souvenir you take home from your trip to Italy.

This tour dives into the markets of Florence, where you learn about local food and culture. Check out typical delicatessens where Florentines shop daily for fresh produce. Enjoy a cappuccino at the best chocolate shop in town, and check out Florence’s oldest wine cellar. Stop at local farmers’ stands to check out an array of cheeses. End the market tour with a glass of wine (or Italian soda) with delicious toasted bread and seasonal toppings.

TUSCANY WINE TRAIL

MILAN HOP-ON/HOP-OFF TOUR

NAPLES HOP-ON/HOP-OFF TOUR

Florence / 6.5 Hours This glorious Wine Trail tour will give you the chance to get acquainted with the history of wine, learn the different characteristics of wine, and get to know how to distinguish the acidity, the taste, and flavor pairings with food. Visit two wineries for wine tasting and olive oil tasting, a typical T uscan lunch (or dinner for the PM departure), many photo opportunities, and also the friendly feeling of a small and intimate group of wine lovers.

Milan / 1-Day Pass

Naples / 1-Day Pass

Hop on and off as many times as you like from an open-top double-decker bus, and see the greatest attractions of Milan in three interconnected tour routes. Sights include Piazza del Duomo, La Scala, Via Montenapoleone, Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper,” Monumental Cemetery, Fiera Milano Exhibition Center, the Hippodrome, and San Siro Stadium.

The best way to see the sights of Naples, this hop-on/hop-off tour covers three different routes – the Art Tour, Bay of Naples Tour, and San Martino Tour. Attractions include Piazza Municipio, Via S. Lucia, Piazza Vittoria, Mergellina, and much more.

POMPEI AND ERCOLANO TOUR

Naples / 8 Hours This unique excursion invites you to discover the two ancient towns buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. In the morning, visit Pompei, which was covered by ash and lapilli. After lunch, visit Herculaneum, submerged by a flow of mud and lava. Also, visit a local fabric store to view the productive process of cameos and corals.

PALERMO HOP-ON/HOP-OFF TOUR

Palermo / 1-Day Pass Hop on and off at your leisure on this deluxe bus tour covering two separate routes – the Historical Town Tour and Villa & Zisa Castle Tour. Attractions include the Politeama Theatre, Massimo Theatre, Quattro Canti, Vucciria market, Royal Palace, the Flea Market, the Cathedral, English Garden, Villa Malfitano, and Zisa Castle. Vineyard in Tuscany

For additional hotels and sightseeing in this destination please contact your Travel Consultant.

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Grand Canal, Venice

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SPAIN AN EXCITING COUNTRY FOR A COMPLETE VACATION EXPERIENCE

GETTING AROUND Air Spain is large enough that flying between major cities makes a lot of sense. There are excellent air connections from Madrid and Barcelona, which offer the greatest number of daily flights to Bilbao, Cadiz, Seville, Malaga, Oviedo, Valencia, Ibiza, and other destinations. Iberia operates the most flights, and service is also offered by easyJet, ClickAir, Air Europa, and Ryanair.

Rail The state-owned Spanish National Railway Network (RENFE) connects all the capitals with Madrid and is operating more and more high-speed (AVE) trains. They offer every level of rail service, from local destinations to high-speed InterCity links, including the moderate-speed Alaris line between Madrid and Valencia, and Cercanias commuter trains in 11 metropolitan areas, including Madrid and Barcelona. The Renfe Spain Pass allows non-residents to travel around Spain by train, including all AVE trains and the local Cercanías trains.

Bus Bus services in Spain run to more than 170 destinations. Most major routes are point-to-point, and very high frequency. There is a different operator for each route, but usually just one operator per route. Practically all of Spain’s provinces are connected to Madrid, where there are two major bus stations; Barcelona also has excellent connections with the rest of the country.

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Know Your Destination All fiesta and flamenco, energy and passion, Spain is best epitomized by its love of life. A beautiful hinterland and sensational coastline combine with cosmopolitan cities and rich historic and cultural heritage, while the diverse customs and flavors of everyday life entice and excite. Colorful Barcelona is the heart of Catalonia, perched on the shores of the sunny Mediterranean. Spain’s modern capital city, Madrid, still manages to preserve the feeling of a small town, with traditional open-stall markets, plazas, and narrow cobbled streets. In the southwest region of Andalusia sits romantic, sunny Seville – home of the flamenco. And the Costa del Sol sprawls with miles of golden beaches and quaint fishing villages like Marbella. All US citizens need a valid passport to enter Spain; visas are not required for American visitors staying in the country for up to three months. The euro (€) is the sole currency of Spain as well as 24 other countries. Some English is spoken in the major cities, though perhaps less than in other European countries; knowing a little bit of Spanish language may help you have a better experience.

THE REGIONS Central & Northern (Basque) Spain’s modern capital of Madrid still manages to preserve the feeling of a small town, with traditional open-stall markets, plazas, and narrow cobbled streets. Sip sangria at a café in Plaza Mayor, and contemplate the works of master artists at the Prado. The Basque Country is an autonomous region in northern Spain and southern France, gaining renown as a top gourmet destination thanks to numerous Michelin-starred restaurants in San Sebastian, Bilbao, and Biarritz.

Mediterranean Riviera The must-see city in all of Spain, Barcelona beats to its own Catalonian drum. It’s as easy to walk the golden beaches as it is the medieval Gothic Quarter, home to Antoni Gaudí’s crowning La Sagrada Família cathedral. Down the coast, the onetime fishing village of Marbella is now a hip resort and golf destination.

Southern Spain / Gibraltar With ancient cities, amazing beaches, and the tallest mountain in the country, southern Spain is an eye-opener. Romantic, sunny Seville bursts with joy and bustle – just check out the city’s flamenco bars! Visit the Grand Mosque in the World Heritage Site of Cordoba, and gaze at the snow-capped mountains of the Sierra Nevada surrounding beautiful Granada. Overlooking the Mediterranean, exotic Gibraltar – just a few miles from North Africa – is an overseas territory of the UK.


Windmills of Consuegra

DINING AROUND From paella, pimientos rellenos, and lentejas, to gazpacho, Empanadas Gallegas, and churros, the cuisines of Spain reveal a culture that’s passionate about its food (and wine!). The country’s culinary traditions rely on an abundance of locally grown vegetables and fruits as well as meats and poultry, and every region has its own distinct cuisine and specialties. Spain’s diverse geography virtually guarantees it, with an extensive shoreline promoting seafood, fertile farmlands providing fruits and vegetables, sprawling groves and vineyards producing olives and grapes, and mountainous highlands as the basis of its meats and cheeses.

Aloha Golf Course, Marbella

There has also been an explosion of top-notch domestic cooking talent: Michelin has awarded stars to 192 restaurants across the country.

Bay of Biscayne Bilbao

FRANCE Gulf of Lions

San Sebastian Pamplona Burgos

North Atlantic Ocean

Valladolid Barcelona

Salamanca Segovia Avila

Baleric Sea

Madrid

PORTUGAL

Mallorca Valencia

SPAIN Toledo

Ibiza

Cordoba Seville

Madiera Island

Granada Mediterranean Sea

Malaga

Gulf of Cadiz Cadiz

Strait of Gibraltar

Marbella

Costa del Sol

Gibraltar

MOROCCO Ándalusia

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Cybele’s Square - Central Post Office

MADRID ENDLESS MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS IN ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST CAPTIVATING CITIES

THE REGIONS Central / Centro Indulge in great people-watching in majestic Plaza Mayor, shop for nearly everything on Gran Via and around Plaza del Callao, see works by Rubens, Titian, and El Greco at the magnificent Real Academia de Bellas Artes museum, and savor excellent local fare at Botin, cited by Guinness World Records as the oldest restaurant in the world, dating from 1725!

Retiro Madrid’s main park, El Parque de Retiro, is near the Prado Museum, one of the world’s great institutions, as well as the Royal Botanical Gardens and Museo Arqueologico. Inside the park itself, visit the fantastic Crystal Palace and relax on a boat ride around the peaceful lake.

Salamanca One of the wealthiest areas in Madrid, Salamanca sits to the northeast of Centro and is home to some of the trendiest boutiques, gourmet restaurants, and exclusive nightclubs in the city, as well as the American, Swiss, Italian, and French embassies.

WORLDWIDE TRAVELER TOP EXPERIENCES Empire Building The political center of the Spanish empire under King Philip II – and originally commissioned as a mausoleum – the imposing Royal Monastery of El Escorial is a World Heritage Site.

Holy Toledo! Take a guided walk through the cobblestone streets of the beautiful hill town of Toledo, a World Heritage Site, where Moorish, Christian, and Jewish cultures co-existed.

Royal Tour Join a tour of the Royal Palace – or at least a few of its 2,800 rooms! – and learn about the interesting history behind the Bourbon dynasty.

Dining Tip Sit down to authentic Castilian cuisine, including roast suckling pig, at Botin, cited by Guinness World Records as the oldest restaurant in the world, dating from 1725!

Priceless Prado See major works by the masters, including Goya, El Greco, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Dürer, Rembrandt, and Velázquez, at the Museo del Prado, one of the finest art museums in the world.

Tapas Your Feet Join a Madrileño wine connoisseur for a walking tour that combines the most beautiful part of Madrid, his favorite tapas restaurants, and the “not to be missed” wines of Spain.

A Gran Time Head to Gran Vía (literally “Great Way”) for upscale men’s and women’s fashions, as well as nightlife, movie theaters, and a superb showcase of early 20th-century architecture.

Hop to It! Get a unique view of Madrid during a hop-on/hop-off tour on an open-top double-decker bus, from historical sites and monuments to the modern Madrid of skyscrapers and cosmopolitan architecture.

Sunday Sale With up to 3,500 different stalls, the largest open-air flea market in Madrid – and possibly in Europe – “El Rastro” extends through several streets in the city’s historic center, every Sunday.

WEATHER CHART

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Avg. F° 49.5 53.6 60.3 63.5 70.5 80.4 88.2 87.3 78.8 66.2 56.1 50.2 Avg. Rainfall (inches) 1.8 1.7 1.5 1.8 1.6 1 0.4 0.4 1.2 1.8 2.5 1.9 El Parque de Retiro

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A SELECTION OF madrid HOTELS GRAN MELIÁ FÉNIX

HESPERIA MADRID

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Serrano

Chamberí

Retiro

Experience sophistication at this regal member of The Leading Hotels of the World steeped in history. This hotel has been known for a century as “the Hotel of Nobility,” the finest expression of luxury and good taste in Madrid.

Embodying a modern style, this hotel is close to Madrid’s Museum of Natural Sciences, the US Embassy, Prado Museum, and Plaza Mayor. Santceloni Restaurant has earned 2 Michelin stars for its updated traditional Mediterranean fare.

Royal treatment is standard at this regal hotel, built in 1910 by King Alfonso XIII to rival the world’s best. Belle Époque flows through the guest rooms, which dazzle with soaring ceilings, antique furnishings, and hand-woven rugs.

• 205 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/2 bars • concierge/24-hr room service • 24-hr fitness center/salon • next to financial center, golden shopping mile & historic center

• 171 ac rooms & suites • 4 restaurants/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • fitness center/massage services • helicopter transfers

• 167 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/lobby lounge/bar • concierge/ 24-hr room service • wellness center/sauna/fitness center • mini-bar/ in-room safe/TV • robes/pillow menu/in-room treats

INTERCONTINENTAL MADRID

MELIÁ CASTILLA

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Santiago Bernabeu

Argüelles-Monclo

This upscale hotel occupies an 18th-century palace in the heart of Madrid’s cultural district. Guest rooms, many with private balconies, have Regency-style décor, marble baths, and boulevard views. El Jardín serves Mediterranean fare.

Guests revel in one of the most emblematic hotels in Madrid, with an appealing blend of classic and modern styles. This remarkable hotel offers exquisite cuisine including L’Albufera, one of the best rice restaurants in town.

This luxury hotel with elegant décor is an emblem of the city of Madrid, with a cutting-edge flair. This ultra-chic gem boasts an excellent location in the heart of the city, top-notch facilities, and unrivalled hospitality.

• 302 ac rooms & suites • Club Level with private lounge • 2 restaurants/ bar • concierge/24-hr room service • 24-hr fitness center/massage services/2 saunas

• 903 ac rooms & 12 suites • 3 restaurants/2 bars • outdoor pool • 24-hr fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi • next to Real Madrid Football Stadium • within walking distance to shopping & dining

• 274 ac rooms & suites • royal service floor with private lounge • 2 restaurants/bar/discotheque • concierge/24-hr room service • indoor pool • spa/fitness/sauna/Turkish bath • free Wi-Fi • mini-bar

HOTEL WELLINGTON

AC HOTEL CARLTON MADRID

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HOTEL ÓPERA

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Atocha

Los Austrias

This stately grand hotel is adjacent to historic Retiro Park in Salamanca, surrounded by elegant streets, iconic buildings, and Madrid’s best shopping. Retreat to guest rooms with classic style, high ceilings, marble baths, and city views.

Stylish and modern, this luxury hotel stands in the heart of Madrid, just a short walk from the Reina Sofia Museum and Parque del Retiro. After sightseeing, retreat to soundproof guest rooms with contemporary style and city views.

Occupying a prime location in the heart of Madrid’s Old Quarter, this modern hotel stands opposite the Royal Palace and the Royal Opera Theatre. Restaurant El Café de la Ópera showcases Mediterranean cuisine as well as live music.

• 251 ac rooms & suites • 5 restaurants/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor pool/Jacuzzi • Le Max Wellness Club Wellington & Spa by Clarins • fitness center/personal trainers/bicycle rental

• 122 ac rooms & junior suites • restaurant/buffet breakfast/bar • 24-hr room service • tour desk

• 79 ac rooms • restaurant & lounge/coffee shop/rooftop terrace • room service • fitness center/Finnish sauna • complimentary Wi-Fi

ME MADRID REINA VICTORIA

HHHH Prado This convenient hotel has easy access to major attractions including Prado Museum, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and Reina Sofia Museum, Retiro Park, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, and more. Admire spectacular views at “The Roof”. • 192 ac rooms & suites • “The Level” club service • restaurant/ breakfast room/2 bars/rooftop terrace • concierge/24-hr room service • Metropolitan Spa/24-hr gym • meeting rooms • free Wi-Fi

Crystal Palace in Retiro Park

For additional hotels and sightseeing in this destination please contact your Travel Consultant.

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A SELECTION OF madrid HOTELS AND SIGHTSEEING SPLENDOM SUITES GRAN VIA MADRID

TRYP MADRID AMBASSADOR HOTEL

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Los Austrias

Gran Via

Conveniently located in the city center, steps from the famous Gran Via, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, and Plaza Cibleles among others. Indulge in the shopping district and cultural neighborhood full of theatres, nightlife, and museums.

Emblematic hotel located in the historical city center, next to the Opera House, the Royal Palace, “Puerta del Sol” Square, and Gran Vía Avenue. This extraordinary gem continues to maintain its original structure, elegance, and character.

Occupying an emblematic building, this unique hotel is located in the heart of the Gran Via, near the Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Chueca, the Royal Palace, the Congress building and Plaza España. Visit the city’s iconic museums nearby.

• 26 ac apartments for up to 5 guests • Molton Brown amenities • fully-equipped kitchens • daily cleaning & turndown service • free Wi-Fi • free baby cot/high chair/more • kids’ play room

• 183 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/bar • porterage service • meeting & event rooms complimentary Wi-Fi • within walking distance to Royal Palace, Opera House, Almudena Cathedral & more

• 132 ac rooms • breakfast buffet/bar with cafeteria service • terrace on the 8th floor • complimentary Wi-Fi • close to theaters

FULL DAY TOLEDO WITH LUNCH

MADRID HOP-ON/HOP-OFF TOUR

VINCCI SOMA

HHHH Salamanca

Madrid / 8 Hours

This modern hotel is located in the upscale Salamanca district, close to Retiro Park, Calle Serrano shops, and the Prado, Thyssen, and Reina Sofia Museums. Soundproof rooms boast Scandinavian-style décor and the latest tech amenities. • 177 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/room service • fitness center/sauna • library • tour desk

PANORAMIC MADRID TOUR

Take a guided walk through the cobblestone streets of the beautiful historic hill town of Toledo, where Moorish, Christian, and Jewish cultures co-existed. Visit genuine Arab, Gothic, Mudéjar, Renaissance, and Baroque buildings, including the magnificent cathedral, Victorio Macho Museum, Santa María la Blanca, Church of St. Tomé, and Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. You also have free time in the afternoon before returning to Madrid.

Madrid / 1-Day Pass Get acquainted with the sights and sounds of Madrid from a double-decker bus. Hop on and off the bus all day long on two interconnecting routes and listen to commentaries through a headphone audio system. Highlights include the spectacular Royal Palace, the Prado, the Puerta de Alcalá, the Gran Vía, the Thyssen and Reina Sofia museums, the Salamanca neighborhood, and the modern skyscrapers along the Paseo de la Castellana.

ROYAL MONASTERY OF ESCORIAL

TOLEDO HALF-DAY TOUR

Madrid / 3 Hours

Madrid / 5 Hours

Madrid / 5 Hours

Tour Madrid’s most famous attractions by coach on this engaging afternoon sightseeing tour. Explore grand avenues like Gran Via and Castellana, famous squares including Plazas de Espana and Puerta de Alcala, and historic parks like Casa de Campo and Retiro.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this imposing building was the political center of the Spanish empire under King Philip II and originally commissioned as a mausoleum for his father Charles V. The visit includes the Hapsburgs Palace, Kings and Princes Mausoleum, Chapter Houses, and the Basilica. The pantheon contains the remains of Phillip II, Charles V, and the Empress Isabel of Portugal.

Discover Toledo, the “City of the Three Cultures” World Heritage Site, on this excursion. Attractions include the Cathedral (outside view), Church of St. Tomé with El Greco’s “El Entierro del señor de Orgaz” masterpiece, Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca, Museum of Victorio Macho, Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, and a demonstration of the famous technique of damascene (incrustation of precious metals in steel).

Royal Monastery of El Escorial

For additional hotels and sightseeing in this destination please contact your Travel Consultant.

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Entrance to the Park Guell

BARCELONA HISTORIC COSMOPOLITAN CITY FILLED WITH MODERNIST TREASURES

THE REGIONS La Ramblas One of the world’s great urban boulevards, a walk along Las Ramblas is a walk through the life and history of Barcelona. Take a long, leisurely stroll and check out the iconic Canaletes Fountain, Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house, the unique Museu de l’Eròtica, and bustling Boqueria market.

Gothic Quarter The cultural hub of Barcelona, this is also the oldest part of town and home to the Barcelona Cathedral, one of the city’s main focal points. Known for its mix of historic and modern architecture – often standing side-by-side – it is full of designer boutiques, bars, restaurants, and heady nightlife.

Eixample Home to many examples of modernist architecture, this relatively “new” Barcelona neighborhood was a virtual canvas for Antoni Gaudí, who created its spectacular La Sagrada Família, unique Casa Batllo, and eccentric La Pedrera.

WORLDWIDE TRAVELER TOP EXPERIENCES Monserrat Moment Join a daytrip to marvel at jagged Montserrat mountain from the historic pilgrimage site of The Royal Basilica of Montserrat.

Top Tapas Barcelona’s famous Gothic Quarter is more than architectural history – it’s where the best tapas bars reside. You’ll find numerous small shops and restaurants serving tasty local Catalan and Spanish delights.

Howdy Gaudi! Visit architect Antoni Gaudí’s La Sagrada Família to learn all about the still-unfinished UNESCO-listed cathedral and its charismatic creator.

Food Stop Perhaps Europe’s most popular food market, the 200-stall La Boqueria Market is ideal for sourcing ingredients for the perfect paella or just soaking up the unique atmosphere.

The Pick of Picasso See the best of Picasso’s greatest masterpieces at Museu Picasso, a grand collection of more than 4,000 works from all of the artist’s “periods,” but especially his earlier pieces.

Book, Then Cook Sign up for a small-group cooking class with a local chef who focuses on traditional Spanish dishes like Crema Catalana.

The Paella/Sangria Axis Make a beeline for La Cerveseria on Plaça Revolució in Gràcia for standout traditional Spanish paella and freshly made sangria.

Go Gothic Stroll the cozy streets of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, one of the best preserved medieval areas in Europe, full of history, interesting details, nice plazas, and beautiful churches.

Unparalleled Park Take a walk through one of the world’s most unusual urban green spaces, Park Güell, a World Heritage Site designed by Antoni Gaudí and packed with his special touches.

Cheer the Churros After late-night reveling – or at any other time of day – stop at Churrería J. Argiles, a Barcelona icon, for their freshly made churros accompanied by thick hot chocolate.

WEATHER CHART

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Avg. F° 56.1 58.3 60.6 63.7 68.9 75.6 81.5 82.4 77.9 70.7 62.6 57.7 Avg. Rainfall (inches) 1.6 1.1 1.6 1.9 2.3 1.6 0.8 2.4 3.4 3.6 2.3 2 Barcelona

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A SELECTION OF BARCELONA HOTELS GRAN HOTEL PRINCESA SOFIA

HILTON DIAGONAL MAR BARCELONA

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HOTEL ARTS BARCELONA

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Les Corts

Diagonal

Set in the heart of Barcelona’s exclusive residential, financial, and shopping district, this unique hotel combines stylish design with modern amenities. Hide away in elegant soundproof rooms with marble baths and great city views.

It’s just a few steps to a sandy Mediterranean beach from this modern hotel, located next to one of the city’s largest parks. Stylish rooms feature the latest tech amenities and superb sea views. Major attractions are minutes away.

Discover a blissful retreat on the Mediterranean – a cultural hub and a fine dining destination rolled into one. Revel in this unique location on a beachfront surrounded by promenades, 5 delectable restaurants, and a luxury spa.

• 500 ac rooms & suites • 3 restaurants/3 bars/beer garden • concierge/ 24-hr room service • indoor & outdoor pools/whirlpool/sundeck • Aqua Diagonal Wellness Centre • gym/sauna/Turkish bath/salon

• 433 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar/pool bar • concierge/room service • outdoor pool/children’s pool/sundeck • fitness center/2 saunas

• 483 ac rooms & suites • 4 restaurants/breakfast room/2 bars/outdoor terrace • concierge/24-hr room service/butler • outdoor pool • Six Senses Spa/gym/sauna/steam room • shops/art collection

HOTEL CASA FUSTER

HOTEL MIRAMAR BARCELONA

HHHHH Gràcia

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Ciutat Vella

LE MERIDIEN BARCELONA

HHHHH El-Poble-Sec

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HHHHH Ciutat Vella

Occupying a Modernist mansion in the historic Gràcia district, this luxury hotel welcomes guests into rooms with plush bedding, the latest tech amenities, and oversize windows. Café Vienés transforms into a jazz club on Thursday nights.

A restored palace on the slope of a mountain with superb views, this luxury hotel combines 1920s grandeur with modern design. Retreat to rooms with oversize windows and private terraces overlooking the city and the sea.

Ideally located in the heart of the city on the famous Las Ramblas, this hotel conceals a temporary soul behind its neoclassical façade, with rooms and suites combining local atmosphere with sophisticated decisions of top designers.

• 105 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar/pool bar • concierge/24-hr room service/rooftop terrace • outdoor pool/sundeck • fitness center/ sauna • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 75 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar/pool bar/rooftop terrace • concierge/24-hr room service • indoor & outdoor pools/sundeck • spa/fitness center/sauna/Turkish bath • free Wi-Fi

• 231 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/2 bars/outdoor terrace • cultural concierge • vitality pool/gym • business center • free access to SPA studio facilities • free Wi-Fi Internet in public areas

MELIÁ BARCELONA SARRIA

PULLMAN BARCELONA SKIPPER

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La Barceloneta

This posh city hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the city of Barcelona. It’s close to Avenida Diagonal, the Paseo de Gracia, the Football Club Barcelona Camp Nou Stadium, shopping, and sightseeing attractions.

Barcelona’s acclaimed beaches are just steps from this modern hotel, close to Port Olimpic and the Barcelona Zoo. Rooms, most with private balconies, feature modern design, state-of-the-art tech amenities, and city or sea views.

This avant-garde icon designed by architect Ricardo Bofill rises above Barcelona’s beachfront and boasts 360° panoramic views. Guests luxuriate at this posh retreat, the only hotel in the area with direct access to the beach.

• 333 ac rooms & suites including 9 The Level suites & 12 The Level junior suites • The Level service • Restaurant/bar • YHI Spa/fitness center • business center • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 241 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/2 bars (1 seasonal)/pool bar • concierge/24-hr room service • 2 outdoor pools/rooftop sundeck • spa/fitness center/sauna/steam bath/jogging track • free Wi-Fi

• 473 ac rooms & suites • 3 restaurants/4 bars/lounge/Eclipse rooftop bar • SALT Beach Club Restaurant • WET®infinity-edge pool/sun terrace/ cabanas • Bliss® Spa/FIT® fitness facility

K+K HOTEL PICASSO, BARCELONA

MELIÁ BARCELONA SKY

HHHH El Born

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Situated in the chic El Born district of Barcelona, this elegant hotel is the ideal point of departure to discover this fascinating city. Modern interiors and elegant design are tastefully complemented by upscale quality furnishings.

This chic, statuesque gem boasts 29 floors, making it one of the most iconic buildings in Barcelona. Indulge in exquisitely designed rooms, top-notch cuisine on the 24th floor with 360º views of the city, and enchanting terraces.

Conveniently located on the AVENIDA PARALELO, this is only a 5-minute walk from LAS RAMBLAS, the harbour, and less than 10 minutes from Barcelona Trade Fair. Unwind in beautifully appointed rooms and savor delectable cuisine.

• 92 ac rooms & suites • breakfast room/bistro bar/patio • concierge/ room service • outdoor heated rooftop pool • free Internet lounge & Wi-Fi • mini-bar/safe/coffee & tea maker/TV • on-site parking

• 213 ac rooms • 2 restaurants/bar • outdoor pool • terraces • YHI Spa/ 24-hr fitness center • meeting & event space • complimentary Wi-Fi • views of the Mediterranean & city of Gaudi

• 314 ac rooms • breakfast buffet • complimentary Wi-Fi • meeting rooms • close to Tryp Barcelona Apolo/Cataluña Square & more • minutes from the crew´s harbor

For additional hotels and sightseeing in this destination please contact your Travel Consultant.

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AN ARTISTIC BARCELONA TOUR

BARCELONA HIGHLIGHTS

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a selection of barcelona SIGHTSEEING MONSTERRAT TOUR

SAGRADA FAMILIA VISIT

SITGES, BACARDI HOUSE & FREIXENET CAVA WINE CELLARS

Barcelona / 7 Hours Begin this excursion with a visit to the Freixenet cava wine cellars, where you’ll learn how cava is produced, visit the old wine cellars, and enjoy a glass of world-famous Freixenet cava. Continue to Sitges, one of the most beautiful villages on the Catalonian coast. You’ll have free time for lunch (not included), then pay a visit to Casa Bacardi, where you’ll learn about Bacardi rum history, as well as how to make Mojitos and Cuba Libres.

A TAPAS EVENING WALKING TOUR

Barcelona / 3 Hours Spend an evening with a small group strolling along the streets of Barcelona with an expert guide. Savor delectable cuisine and luscious wines as you become enlightened on the historic wonders of Barcelona. See where the locals go and sample local dishes. Visit the open-air Boqueria market – Barcelona’s most popular food market. Then head to the Gothic Quarter, and indulge in mouthwatering tapas at a tapas restaurant!

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Barcelona / 1.5 Hours Discover Gaudi’s magnificent modernist building with a guided tour inside the church. Sagrada Familia has a Latin cross plan with five aisles, richly and symbolically decorated, where vaults reach 200 feet high. Then, stop at the Sagrada Familia museum, where you will see drawings, plaster models, and pictures about the history and development of this basilica. The museum also reveals valuable information about Antoni Gaudi’s life and works.

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Barcelona / 5.5 Hours This inspirational tour will drive you through charming little villages before arriving at the statuesque mountain of Montserrat. Visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat, home of the famous 12th-century Romanesque carving of Virgin Moreneta, the Black Virgin. The Royal Basilica has been one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Spain for years. On some days, the children’s choir sings in the monastery and you may catch one of their delightful performances. Photo: Iakov Filimonov/Shutterstock.com

Barcelona / 4.5 Hours This tour begins in Barcelona’s historic center, home to Via Laietana, the cathedral and its cloister, the Gothic Quarter, and Plaça de Sant Jaume. You’ll then head to the Olympic Village and Olympic Port. Climb Montjuic to visit the Olympic Stadium, the Palau Sant Jordi, and the Calatrava Tower. Visit Poble Espanyol, a selection of typical buildings from all over Spain, and enjoy an aerial view of Barcelona from the cable car to Montjuic’s Castle Shore. Photo: Alessandro Colle/Shutterstock.com

Barcelona / 4 Hours You’re invited to immerse in an artistic discovery of Barcelona. This enlightening walking tour delves into the past of the architect Antoni Gaudi. Commence with an informative tour of Parque Guell, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) Basilica and marvel at the symbolic designs and unique vaults. You’ll then continue to tour the Casa Mila and Casa Batllo.

La Sagrada Familia

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Plaza de Espana, Seville

REGIONAL SPAIN FUN, FOOD, FLAMENCO & MORE ADD UP TO UNIQUE VACATION EXPERIENCES

THE REGIONS Pamplona In midsummer, Pamplona is defined by charging bulls, lots of drinking, and general madness. The rest of the year it is known for its beautiful medieval city center, great museums, an impressive citadel, great gastronomy and wines, and gorgeous parks!

Seville & Cordoba With ancient cities, amazing beaches, and the tallest mountain in the country, southern Spain is an eye-opener. Romantic, sunny Seville bursts with joy and bustle – just check out the city’s flamenco bars! Visit the Grand Mosque in the World Heritage Site of Cordoba – the one-time capital of a Roman province as well as the one-time capital of an Arab State!

Gibraltar Overlooking the Mediterranean, exotic Gibraltar – just a few miles from North Africa – is an overseas territory of the UK. Explore the caves and tunnels inside “The Rock,” marvel at wonderful views of the African coast, and see unique Barbary macaques.

Malaga (Costa del Sol) One of the most popular holiday destinations in the world, the Costa del Sol combines a magnificent yearround climate with great beaches, charming hinterland villages, outstanding local cuisine, and rich cultural heritage – not to mention dozens of the planet’s most beautiful golf courses!

WORLDWIDE TRAVELER TOP EXPERIENCES San Sebastian Succulence

Hop onto a ferry from Valencia to the idyllic island of Ibiza, ruled by its sparkling beaches during the day and by its roaring nightclubs after dark…

Hit the lunch counters in Parte Vieja, San Sebastian’s atmospheric Old Quarter, for tapas (“pintxos” here) like batter-fried fish, shrimp brochettes, and foie gras-filled mushroom caps!

Seville Sights

Bull Walk

Sol Survivors

When the bulls aren’t running, explore Pamplona’s atmospheric labyrinth of ancient stone streets, narrow canyon-like alleyways, and sun-kissed plazas.

Soak up the sun on a hundred miles of Costa del Sol beaches, and revel in nightlife in Marbella, Malaga, Torremolinos, Puerto Banus, and other hot spots.

One-of-a-Kind

My Mallorca

Visit the unique Moorish-style Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba – originally a Catholic church, later converted to an Islamic mosque, then remade into a church again.

Fly or hop a ferry to Mallorca for its sandy beaches and 300 days of sunshine each year. After the sun sets, the island’s nightlife is legendary!

Take in the views of the awesome Giralda Tower and Cathedral of Seville from the rooftop bar/terrace and swimming pool of the Hotel Doña María.

Pub Hub A little bit of England in Spain, Gibraltar keeps it real in a number of British pubs, among them The Horseshoe, Cannon Bar, The Lord Nelson, Ye Old Rock Pub, and The Angry Friar.

The Monkeys Rock! Climb the Rock of Gibraltar to get up-close and personal with the Barbary Macaques – but hang onto your cell phone (they’ll steal it) and don’t feed them (it’s against the law).

Bilbao Billboard Explore both the interior exhibits and exterior artistry of the Guggenheim Bilbao, designed by Frank Gehry, one of the world’s most spectacular examples of post-modern architecture.

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Malaga

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A SELECTION OF Regional Spain HOTELS HOTEL MACIÀ ALFAROS

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Cordoba

Mallorca

Located in the historical center of Cordoba, just minutes from the Cordoba Mosque and the Jewish Quarter, this deluxe hotel carries a traditional Andalusian style throughout. Sit down to authentic Cordovan cuisine at Alarifes Restaurant.

Step out the doors of this modern resort hotel and directly onto a sandy island beach like no other. Guest rooms feature dark wood and glass furniture, marble baths with Alvarez Gómez toiletries, and furnished balconies with sea views.

This exquisite hotel is located in the exclusive Puerto Banús Marina along the Golden Mile and next to the beach. Stunning accommodations overlook the Mediterranean or lush gardens. Indulge at the Blue Lounge Bar or buffet restaurant.

• 144 ac rooms • restaurant/bar • 24-hr room service • outdoor pool/ sundeck • fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 133 ac rooms • 3 restaurants/bar/pool bar • concierge/24-hr room service • indoor & outdoor pools • spa/fitness center/Jacuzzi/Turkish bath • tennis

• 375 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/lounge bar/pool club • 2 outdoor pools including adults-only pool/indoor heated pool • fitness center/ sauna/Turkish • bath • 5 min walk to marina • 100 ft from beach

PUENTE ROMANO BEACH RESORT

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San Sebastián

This member of The Leading Hotels of the World is situated on the southern coast of Spain in the Costa del Sol within the “Golden Mile”. Resembling an Andalusian village, the Mediterranean-style rooms are amid lush tropical gardens.

This modern high-rise hotel is within walking distance of La Concha Bay and minutes from Ondarreta Beach. Guest rooms, many with private balconies, feature sleek design and city views. Ulia serves Basque and international cuisine.

Just a short walk from Zurriola Beach, this deluxe boutique hotel occupies a 19th-century villa, a Historical Heritage Site of San Sebastián. Individually designed guest rooms reveal plush fabrics, precious woods, and works by local artists.

• 269 ac rooms & suites • concierge/ 24-hr room service • 3 outdoor pools/kid’s pool • fitness center/sauna/massage • 8 restaurants • onsite tennis • botanic gardens • golf/water sports • free Wi-Fi

• 203 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar/pool bar/live music • room service • outdoor pool/sundeck • spa/fitness center/Finnish sauna/steam room • tennis • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 25 ac rooms • bar/lounge • concierge/room service • 24-hr fitness center/bicycles available • complimentary Wi-Fi

GRAN MELIÁ COLÓN

HOTEL BÉCQUER, SEVILLE

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Seville

Seville

This member of The Leading Hotels of the World has always formed part of the city’s history and heritage. Its architecture from the Belle Époque era evokes the charm of pure Andalusian flavor and the renowned Spanish tradition.

Occupying the old palace of the Marquesses of Las Torres, this elegant hotel puts you close to the Giralda, Seville Cathedral, and the Royal Alcázar. Step into rooms featuring hardwood floors, state-of-the-art tech amenities, and city views.

Seville Located opposite the Parque de Maria Luisa and Plaza España, and close to the University (Old Tobacco Factory), the Alcazar, the Barrio de Santa Cruz district, and more, this chic hotel boasts comfortable facilities and top-notch services.

• 189 ac rooms & suites • 3 restaurants/bar • concierge & porter service • outdoor hydro-massage pool/solarium • YHI Spa/fitness center • free Wi-Fi • steps from the cathedral, the Reales & more

• 134 ac rooms • restaurant/snack bar/pool bar • concierge/room service • outdoor rooftop pool/sundeck • spa/Jacuzzi/Turkish bath • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 365 ac rooms • 2 restaurants/lounge/pool bar • outdoor pool • 24-hr room service • 10 min from high-speed train station • congress & convention center • complimentary Wi-Fi

Gibraltar

For additional hotels and sightseeing in this destination please contact your Travel Consultant.

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PORTUGAL COOL STYLE, AMAZING HISTORY, ENERGETIC RECREATION & WELCOMING PEOPLE

GETTING AROUND Air Domestic air travel is limited and not inexpensive. There are several Portuguese airlines offering regular domestic and international flights. TAP Portugal, the country’s flagship airline, and SATA International both have scheduled flights between Lisbon, Porto, Faro, Madeira, and the Azores.

Rail Rail travel in Portugal is usually slightly faster than travel by bus, but services are less frequent and cost more. There is a network of regional and interregional trains covering the whole of the country, and the immediate areas surrounding Lisbon and Porto are reasonably well-served by suburban rail services. CP – Comboios de Portugal, the Portuguese railway company, offers an extensive rail network covering the whole of mainland Portugal.

Bus There are regular coach services between Portugal’s main towns and cities.

Transit Lisbon’s subway reaches a considerable part of the city. Porto’s system covers 68 stations in six lines; most of the system is aboveground.

Car Portugal has a good road network composed of highways/turnpikes, secondary, and tertiary roads. Most of the major highways have tolls. Traffic in Portugal keeps to the right-hand side.

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the decorative Manueline architecture of the Monastery of Jerónimos as well as the Torre de Belém, one of the most photographed monuments in Portugal.

One of Europe’s hottest destinations, Portugal wins you over with its laid-back lifestyle, sunny beaches, idyllic weather, lively cities, azure seas and skies, and some of the warmest people you’ll ever meet!

The Algarve

Exquisite, fashionable, and completely down-to-earth, the capital city of Lisbon is a treasure-trove of winding cobblestone streets, pastel bairros and red-tiled rooftops, and historic churches and monasteries perched at the mouth of the sprawling Tagus River. Porto has more than 50 lodges dedicated to wine production, most of which give tours – and incidentally, offer you a free tasting or two… Outside the cities, step into a landscape of picturesque medieval villages and towns where life has changed little over several centuries. Get away from it all on the starkly beautiful beaches along Portugal’s Algarve coast. All US citizens need a valid passport to enter Portugal; visas are not required for American visitors staying in the country for up to 3 months. The euro (€) is the sole currency of Portugal as well as 24 other countries. Apart from the major cities and tourist areas, English isn’t as widely spoken in Portugal compared to other European countries; if you make an effort to speak some minimal Portuguese, it can go a long way.

The combination of great weather, sandy beaches, rocky outcroppings, and azure seas and skies make this coastal region an increasingly popular resort area. If that’s not enough, tee off on 30 golf courses created by the likes of Arnold Palmer and Robert Trent Jones, Jr. The older part of Lagos is still circled by city walls dating from the 16th century, but it’s now a water sports wonderland, lined by sandy beaches and stunning grottoes.

Porto Porto is a city of contrasts – it’s more than 3,000 years old, yet home to some of Europe’s most stunning modern architecture, including Alvaro Siza Viera’s neo-Art Deco Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art and Rem Koolhaas’ spacey Casa da Música concert hall. Don’t leave town without sampling a glass of port wine, the region’s leading export.

THE REGIONS

Lisbon

Lisbon

Fashionable Lisbon is full of cobbled streets, pastel neighborhoods, and Art Nouveau style, topped by a friendly accessibility. The city’s cool beauty is reflected in

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WORLDWIDE TRAVELER TOP EXPERIENCES Simply Sintra Visit the hill town of Sintra and explore its three palaces: the Palácio Nacional, Castelo dos Mouros, and the stunningly beautiful Palácio da Pena.

Belém Bakery In Belém, on the western edge of Lisbon, seek out the Antiga Confeitaria de Belém bakery for its sumptuous specialty pastry, “pastéis de Belém.”

Fado to Black Listen to some authentic Fado music, Portugal’s version of the blues, in the Alfama neighborhood, where this exhilarating form of music was born.

Porto Promenade Join a walking tour of the historic center of Porto, filled with fabulous examples of Gothic, Baroque, Neoclassical, Renaissance, and Roman design.

Algarve Afternoon Explore the seaside town of Lagos, which has interesting

historical monuments, fine cuisine, and vibrant nightlife, but most important, a stunning coastline of golden beaches and jagged cliffs.

SPAIN

Medieval Monsaraz Looking much like a Greek island village, the picturesque hilltop town of Monsaraz reveals white houses with red roofs, wrought iron balconies, and elongated chimneys, all hundreds of years old.

I Sea Food…

Porto

Portugal is a seafaring nation and seafood-loving nation, so look anywhere for exquisite dishes starring crab, shrimp, prawns, sea bass, clams, mussels, oysters, scallops, cod, lobster, and more.

Sensational Citadel Dating back untold centuries, the Castelo de São Jorge commands a hilltop above Lisbon; climb the towers, walk along the reconstructed ramparts, and enjoy extraordinary views.

North Atlantic Ocean

PORTUGAL

SPAIN Cascais/ Estoril Lisbon

Evora Ellard

Portimao

ALGARVE

Albufiera

Faro Villamoura

Madiera Island

Gulf of Cadiz

Funchal

Pena National Palace

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A SELECTION OF portugal HOTELS SHERATON ALGARVE, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL

ALTIS BELÉM HOTEL & SPA

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Albufeira

Lisbon

This Moorish inspired hotel, set on a cliff overlooking Falesia Beach, is prized for its ocean views and sports facilities, such as the golf course, tennis academy, and kids’ village. Spacious rooms open onto private verandahs.

Overlooking the Tagus River in Lisbon, this exquisite hotel is perfect for exploring major attractions. Rooms have marble baths and private balconies. Feitoria Restaurant has been awarded a Michelin star for its Portuguese fusion cuisine.

Travel+Leisure’s 2014 “T+L 500” says, “The glamour of the 1950s is enshrined in this yellow-and-gray palace,” set on one of the Seven Hills. The city’s largest rooms open onto balconies, some with views of Eduardo VII Park.

• 215 ac rooms & suites • 5 restaurants/snack bar/2 bars/beach bar • concierge/24-hr room service • 2 outdoor pools/heated indoor pool • gym/ Jacuzzi/spa services • golf/tennis/kids’ village

• 50 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/bar • 24-hr room service • indoor & outdoor pools • BSpa by Karin Herzog/sauna/hammam/Turkish bath • fitness center/personal trainers • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 282 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/2 lounges • concierge/24-hr room service • indoor heated pool • spa/fitness center/Pilates/outdoor rooftop 400m track

SHERATON LISBOA HOTEL & SPA

SOFITEL LISBON LIBERDADE

PESTANA PALACE LISBON

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Lisbon

Lisbon

A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, this exceptional hotel occupies a 19th-century palace surrounded by gardens that have been classified as a “National Monument”. Posh rooms have elegant antique furniture and garden or city views.

This landmark hotel – Portugal’s tallest building – brings you close to Lisbon’s shopping, theaters, museums, and nightlife. Spacious, chic rooms have glass baths and high-tech amenities. The rooftop restaurant & bar boasts city views.

Opening onto the prestigious Avenida da Liberdade, this modern hotel combines high-tech edge with local flavor. Guest rooms greet you with fresh flowers, down comforters, posh bedding, black-granite baths, and Roger & Gallet amenities.

• 193 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar/seasonal pool bar • 24-hr room service • indoor & outdoor pools • Magic Spa/fitness center/sauna/ Turkish bath/Jacuzzi/aerobics & Tai Chi • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 369 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/2 bars • Club Level with private lounge • concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor heated pool • Spirito Spa/fitness center • mini-bar/B&O® TV • Wi-Fi throughout

• 163 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • 24-hr fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi

BRITANIA HOTEL LISBON

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HOTEL LISBOA PLAZA

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Lisbon

Lisbon

The only surviving original Art Deco hotel in Lisbon, this property stands on Avenida da Liberdade, close to the Castle of São Jorge and Lisbon Cathedral. Step into rooms with classic furniture, marble baths, and Molton Brown amenities.

Modern and cosmopolitan, this deluxe hotel in Lisbon city center is close to Parque Eduardo VII, the Castle of São Jorge, Rossio Square, and Lisbon Cathedral. Sleek modern guest rooms have hardwood floors and city views.

The Castle of São Jorge, Rossio Square, and Lisbon Cathedral are within easy walking distance from this charming boutique hotel, set just off Avenida da Liberdade. Hide away in soundproof guest rooms with city views.

• 33 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • library • tour desk • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 192 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • room service • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 112 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar/rooftop terrace • concierge/ 24-hr room service • fitness center • library • tour desk • complimentary Wi-Fi

HOTEL MUNDIAL

NH LISBOA LIBERDADE

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Lisbon

Lisbon

Lisbon

This neoclassical hotel, located in the Baixa Pombalina district flanked by St. George’s Castle and Rossio Square, features soundproof rooms, many with balconies and city views. Savor exquisite dishes at Varanda de Lisboa.

Lisbon’s Avenida da Liberdade is right outside of this modern high-rise hotel. Spacious guest rooms have contemporary décor and private balconies with great city views. The rooftop pool has panoramic views of Lisbon and the Tagus River.

The only hotel inside the walls of the Castle of São Jorge, this 18th-century mansion is now a boutique property that invites you into plush rooms with “Medieval Contemporary” furniture, exposed stone walls, and courtyard or castle views.

• 350 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/bar/wine cellar/BBQ terrace/ 24-hr room service • solarium • Wi-Fi throughout • mini-bar/in-room safe/robes • complimentary private parking

• 83 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge • outdoor rooftop pool • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 14 ac rooms • restaurant/bar-lounge • concierge/24-hr room service • library • complimentary Wi-Fi

For additional hotels and sightseeing in this destination please contact your Travel Consultant.

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A SELECTION OF regional portugal HOTELS and sightseeing INTERCONTINENTAL PORTO – PALACIO DAS CARDOSAS

POUSADA DO PORTO, FREIXO PALACE HOTEL

HHHHH Porto

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PESTANA PORTO HOTEL

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Occupying a stunning 200-year-old palace, this exceptional hotel places you in the heart of the city’s Old Town. Guest rooms feature grand upholstered sleigh beds, handsome inlaid floors, Art Deco-style chests, and antiqued mirrors.

Set in a former 18th-century palace that’s now a national monument, this gorgeous Baroque hotel adorns the banks of the Douro River. Retreat to rooms with minimalist décor, modern amenities, and views of the river and palace grounds.

Encompassing a group of riverside townhouses dating back to the 16th century, this one-of-a-kind hotel opens directly onto historic Ribeira Square. Soundproof rooms are decorated in modern style and have river or city views.

• 105 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • Wellness Centre by Pevonia/24-hr fitness center • live entertainment • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 87 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar/rooftop terrace • room service ��� indoor & outdoor pools/sundeck • Magic Spa/fitness center/sauna/ Turkish bath • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 48 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/room service • bike rentals • tour desk • complimentary Wi-Fi

PORTO TRINDADE HOTEL

CLASSIC LISBON CITY TOUR

LISBON BY NIGHT

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Distinctive modern design courses through this hotel, both inside and outside, which stands in the center of town, close to City Hall, the Porto Cathedral, and the Museum of Port Wine. Rooms have a unique style and Mediterranean ambience. • 52 ac rooms • 2 bars/rooftop bar • room service • massage services • complimentary Wi-Fi

LISBON HOP-ON/HOP-OFF TOUR

Lisbon / 1-Day Pass Discover Lisbon at your leisure with this hop-on/hop-off bus tour covering two different routes. Attractions include the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and Torre de Belém (both World Heritage Sites), Praça do Município, Praça do Comércio, Praça do Rossio, Museu do Oriente, Museu Nacional do Azulejo, Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Jardim da Estrela, and the Jardim Zoológico de Lisboa, Calouste Gulbenkian, and Palácio Nacionalm de Belém.

Lisbon / 3 Hours Explore Portugal’s capital city on this introductory tour of dramatic Lisbon. Highlights include the Tower of Belém, the Padrão dos Descobrimentos, the Coach Museum, and the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a stroll through historical Alfama, enjoy a wine tasting, and pause for pictures at the beautiful Praça do Comércio.

SINTRA, CASCAIS, ESTORIL TOUR

Lisbon / 3.5 Hours Tour Lisbon after dark with an illuminated tour through its city center. See Marques de Pombal Square, Avenue da Liberdade, Rossio Square, Monument to the Discoveries, the UNESCO World Heritage Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery monuments, and the 25th of April Bridge. Finish your night with a trip to an authentic Fado restaurant for dinner and entertainment.

PORTO HOP-ON/HOP-OFF TOUR

Lisbon / 3 Hours

Porto / 1-Day Pass

Visit the town where the Portuguese Royal Family once summered, including the National Palace of Sintra. Enjoy free time to visit Sintra’s craft shops and sample the famous local pastries. Continue to Cabo da Roca (the westernmost point of Europe) and along the coast, passing famous Guincho beach, to Cascais’ seaside “Boca do Inferno” and the Bay of Cascais. On the return trip, pass through Estoril, home of the famous casino.

Hop on or off at 38 stops around Porto, including downtown and the historic district. Attractions include Praia do Ourigo, Praça da Liberdade, Monumento a D. Pedro IV, Igreja de Santa Clara, Igreja dos Grilos, Igreja de São Nicolau, Museu de Arte Sacra, Museu do Vinho do Porto, Museu Romântico, Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis, and many more.

Rossio Square, Lisbon

For additional hotels and sightseeing in this destination please contact your Travel Consultant.

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GREECE A SPIRITED DESTINATION AT THE CROSSROADS OF CULTURES & CIVILIZATIONS

GETTING AROUND Air Due perhaps to the “distributed” nature of Greece’s numerous islands, there is extensive domestic air service, mostly via Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines. Both lines fly out of Athens and Thessaloniki, and you’ll find connections to other mainland cities, as well as Corfu, Mykonos, Naxos; Rhodes, Samos, and Santorini, among others. The smaller Sky Express serves many of the same destinations.

Rail The national rail system in Greece is limited (at least partly due to the country’s difficult terrain). InterCity or InterCityExpress trains connect Athens, Thessaloniki, Corinth, Patras, Katerini, and Argos.

Bus Greece has extensive bus service via KTEL, an association of independent regional operators. The system is efficient, reliable, and relatively inexpensive. In addition, there’s local service on Corfu, Crete, Mykonos, Paros, Santorini, and other islands.

Boat Ferries are the cheapest, most common, and generally most “authentic” way to visit the islands during the main tourism seasons. There are extensive ferry connections from Athens or Patras to Corfu, Crete, Hios, Lesvos, Rhodes, Samos, and other islands; there is also regular island-to-island service available. There is regular hydrofoil service to many of the major islands.

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Know Your Destination Greece is a land of sunshine and seas, of weatherworn ancient architecture and powdery beaches, fiery ouzo and plump olives, afternoon siestas and barefoot sandy strolls. Take to the cobblestone streets that wind among the pastel-colored houses and old-fashioned tavernas of Athens, and visit the Acropolis of Athena and its majestic ancient Parthenon. Nestled between Crete and Turkey, the Dodecanese Islands are home to Rhodes, a sun-worshipper’s paradise of sugary beaches and medieval ruins. To the northwest, dip in the stunning blue shores of Mykonos with its cliff-carved streets tempting bronzed revelers into a heart-pumping nightlife. Somewhere between tanning and dancing, go for a hike around Santorini’s fantastic caldera, a sea-filled natural bowl created by the planet’s largest volcanic eruption. English is the most widely studied and understood foreign language in Greece, and basic knowledge of English can be expected from almost all personnel in the tourism industry and public transport services, as well as most Greeks under the age of 40. However, learning a few basic Greek terms will be appreciated. All US citizens need a valid passport to enter Greece; visas are not required for American visitors staying in the country for up to three months. The euro (€) is the sole currency of Greece as well as 24 other countries.

THE REGIONS Islands The Greek Isles – all 6,000 of them – are lined with golden stretches of sand with dunes, sheltered bays and coves, and coastal caves with steep rocks and black volcanic soil. The breathtaking scenery of island paradises such as Crete, Mykonos, and Santorini is a perfect backdrop for swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, water-skiing, sailing, and windsurfing.

Athens The Acropolis and the Parthenon are the most famous of the classical architectural icons that endure in Athens, a modern metropolis. Take to the cobblestone streets that wind among pastel-colored neoclassical houses and old-fashioned tavernas. The old Turkish quarter, the Plaka, is like a village within a village. With most of its streets now closed to automobile traffic, the restaurants, shops, and cafés are thriving.

Northern/Thessaloniki Rugged terrain and remote beaches mark the landscape of Northern Greece, and contrast with its hip major city, Thessaloniki. One of Greece’s cultural capitals, Thessaloniki is renowned for its festivals, vibrant street life, and remarkable 3,000-year-old history, evinced in The White Tower, ancient churches, and other relics of its Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman past. Nearby is fabled 9,570-foot Mount Olympus; Vikos Gorge, one of the steepest gorges in the world; and Delphi, a major archeological site.

WEATHER CHART

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Avg. F° 56.5 57.4 60.3 66.9 75.4 83.7 89.2 89.1 82.8 73.8 65.8 59.4 Avg. Rainfall (inches) 1.9 1.6 1.6 1 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.4 1.9 2.2 2.5


Oia Village, Santorini

WORLDWIDE TRAVELER TOP EXPERIENCES National Treasure Clear and silky, with a distinct licorice flavor, ouzo is distilled from the must or remnants of grapes pressed for wine, and café-like “ouzeries” are found all over Greece.

Gyro a Go-Go

The Need for Speed

Night Moves

Board one of the new high-speed ferries or hydrofoil boats for a spectacular scenic trip between Crete, Mykonos, Lesvos, Chios, Santorini, Hydra, and Spetses.

Nothing beats dinner at an open-air restaurant with views of the Acropolis at night, and you can do it at the Plaka Hotel, Brachera Restaurant, Cecil Hotel, Hotel Attalos, Magna Grecia Hotel, and Adonis Hotel, among others.

Ios Love It! For those who are young – or young at heart – head to the island of Ios for nonstop partying with heat-seeking revelers from around the world.

In almost any tavern in Greece, sit down to a lamb-andbeef gyro in a pita, dabbed with some garlicky white tzatziki sauce, and make sure to have plenty of napkins handy!

Ancient History Lesson It’s a sacrilege to visit Athens and not marvel up-close at the Parthenon, the Acropolis, Hadrian’s Arch, and the city’s numerous other ancient monuments and buildings.

Istanbul Thessaloniki

Here Comes the Sunset Head to Oia on the westernmost coast of Santorini to catch one of the planet’s great sunset vistas – from the Castle of Oia, or Amoudi Bay, or your hotel verandah, or a cruise boat…

GREECE

Aegean Sea

Corfu

TURKEY

Move Your Donkey At the old port at Fira, capital of Santorini, skip the cable car ride from the harbor to the town, and instead hop onto a donkey for a taste of that old-timey simple village life. Patra

Athens

Islands Itinerary There are so many Greek Islands, it’s a shame to limit yourself to just one. Instead, arrange your itinerary to explore the different cultures, foods, and architecture on Rhodes, Crete, Santorini, Mykonos, and other islands.

Keeping Up with the Times

CYCLADES

Ionian Sea

Enjoy some of the world’s oldest relics of civilization – as well as some of the newest forms of cosmopolitan nightlife entertainment – in surprising Thessaloniki.

Sea of Crete

Rhodes

Crete Mediterranean Sea

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A SELECTION OF Athens HOTELS and sightseeing DIVANI PALACE ACROPOLIS

HOTEL GRAND BRETAGNE, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL

HHHHH Athens

Preferred Partner

KING GEORGE, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL

HHHHH

HHHHH

Athens

Athens

Not only does this modern hotel stand in the shadow of the Acropolis, but the ancient ruins of Themistocles’ Wall are preserved in its basement. Spacious rooms open onto balconies overlooking some of the world’s best-known monuments.

Opposite Syntagma Square, close to archaeological sites, shopping areas and historical museums, this stunning Beaux-Arts hotel enjoys an ideal location in Athens’ city center. The GB Spa is devoted to pampering and restoration.

Located in the heart of Athens, this elegant hotel represents the absolute essence of a fascinating boutique hotel. Relish luxury rooms and suites, a Penthouse Suite with a private pool, and exquisite dining at Tudor Hall Restaurant.

• 250 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/bar/snack bar/pool bar • 24-hr room service • outdoor pool • complimentary shuttle to Constitution Square

• 320 ac rooms & suites • 3 restaurants/4 bars • concierge/24-hr room service/butler service/private transfers • outdoor rooftop pool (seasonal)/ indoor pool • GB Spa/gym/hair salon • turndown

• 102 ac rooms & suites with natural hardwood floors/penthouse suite with private outdoor pool • personalized service • Tudor Hall Restaurant on 7th floor overlooks the Acropolis

ROYAL OLYMPIC

PLAKA HOTEL

HHHHH Athens

Preferred Partner

ATHENS HOP-ON/HOP-OFF CITY TOUR

HHH Athens

Preferred Partner

Enjoy spectacular views of the Acropolis and Temple of Zeus from this modern hotel. Sumptuous décor courses through the rooms and suites. Plaka, the Parthenon, National Garden, and Acropolis Museum are just steps away!

Located in the very heart of Athens, this hotel puts you close to the Acropolis, the Parthenon, Parliament, Athens Cathedral, Syntagma Square, and other major attractions. Most of the guest rooms feature views of the Acropoils.

• 264 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/3 bars/pool bar • concierge/ 24-hr room service • outdoor pool/sundeck • spa/fitness center/sauna/ salon • library/jewelry store • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 67 ac rooms • restaurant/bar/rooftop terrace & bar • concierge/room service • indoor pool • tour desk • complimentary Wi-Fi

FULL-DAY ARGOLIS WITH LUNCH

Athens / 10.5 Hours This tour of the Greek countryside will take you around the scenic region of Argolis on the eastern coast. Visit the imposing Corinth Canal, and travel to Mycenae to see the Royal Palace and ancient Tomb of Agamemnon. Afterwards, visit the seaport town of Nafplion for photos and lunch, and continue on to the dramatic Theatre of Epidaurus.

ATHENS CITY TOUR WITH ACROPOLIS

Athens / 3.5 Hours Acquaint yourself with both classic and modern Athens on this guided city tour. Discover the ancient Acropolis, visit Constitution Square, view the dramatic marble Panathenaic Stadium, and stroll bustling Omonia Square. Other attractions include the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament, the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, and the Parthenon.

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Preferred Partner

Athens / 1 Day Pass Visit the Acropolis, Parthenon, National Archaeological Museum, New Acropolis Museum, Temple of Zeus, National Gardens, Syntagma Square, and more of Athens’ many attractions with this hop-on/hop-off bus tour.


A SELECTION OF greek islands HOTELS BLUE PALACE, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT & SPA

IOS PALACE HOTEL & SPA

HHHHH

CASA DEL MAR RESORT

HHHH

Crete

Ios

Brilliant sea and endless blue horizons greet guests at this exceptional resort on the Cretan coast overlooking the isle of Spinalonga and the bay. The acclaimed spa offers Turkish baths, indoor Jacuzzis, and 3 thalassotherapy pools.

Set on a hillside above Mylopotas Bay, this luxurious boutique resort overlooks the gorgeous bay and the Aegean beyond. Retreat to spacious guest rooms with minimalistic modern décor and private balconies with views to the horizon.

A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this exclusive resort is perched over a private beach and cove in Glyfadi Bay, minutes from Mykonos Town. Individual villas are private sanctuaries, opening to balconies with stunning sea views.

• 251 ac bungalows, suites & villas • 5 à la carte restaurants/3 bars • concierge/24-hr room service • 3 outdoor pools/indoor pool/private beach & service • Thalasso Spa/gym • water sports/tennis/Helipad

• 59 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/complimentary buffet breakfast/bar/pool bar • room service • outdoor infinity pool/indoor pool/sundeck • spa/fitness center/salon/sauna/Jacuzzi/hammam • tour desk • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 9 ac villas • restaurant • concierge/room service/private beach • outdoor saltwater pool/sundeck • spa/fitness center/hammam/yoga • snorkeling/water sports • complimentary Wi-Fi

HARMONY BOUTIQUE HOTEL

Preferred Partner

HHHH

LAGOS MARE HOTEL

HHHH Mykonos

Mykonos

Preferred Partner

Preferred Partner

SHERATON RHODES RESORT

HHHH Naxos

Preferred Partner

HHHHH Rhodes

Set by the sea at the old port of Mykonos, this resort is defined by its traditional style. Individually decorated rooms have designer furnishings, private balconies, and breathtaking views of Mykonos Town and the blue Aegean Sea.

It’s just steps to the endless sandy beach of Agios Prokopios from this intimate seaside resort, based on traditional Cycladic architecture. Step into plush guest rooms that open to private balconies, most with sea views.

Enjoy beautifully landscaped gardens, dreamy accommodations, and recreationional options. Breezy rooms have private balconies with mountain, garden, or sea views. Stroll directly onto Ixia Beach, dip into 3 pools, or relax at the spa.

• 22 ac rooms & junior suites • restaurant/2 bars/pool bar • concierge/ 24-hour room service • outdoor pool/sundeck • spa/fitness center/sauna/ salon• tour desk • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 30 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/lounge/pool bar • room service • 2 outdoor pools/children’s pool/sundeck • spa/fitness center/sauna/hammam • water sports • game room/playground/library • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 401 ac rooms & suites • 3 restaurants/lounge bar/pool bar • concierge • 24-hr room service • 3 outdoor pools/indoor heated pool/kids’ pool • spa/gym/sauna • water sports/tennis/squash • kids’ club

ANDRONIS LUXURY SUITES

MYSTIQUE, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL

VEDEMA, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT

HHHHH Santorini

Preferred Partner

HHHHH

HHHHH

Santorini

Santorini

Set in Oia Village on a cliff overlooking a volcanic caldera, this resort is your Greek Isles dream come true! Blending traditional Cycladic style and modern comfortable elegance, guest suites feature private balconies with ocean views.

With a typical island-style design that preserves the nature in a climate of unabashed luxury, this boutique hotel stands amid beautiful scenery, with dazzling views of clear blue waters towards the volcano and the Aegean Caldera.

This resort is built around a 400-year-old winery in one of Santorini’s picture-perfect villages. Spacious whitewashed villas have marble baths, island-style décor, private pools, and terraces with enchanted sea or vineyard views.

• 22 ac suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor infinity pool/sundeck • spa • tour desk • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 35 ac suites & villas • 3 restaurants/2 bars/wine cellar • 24-hr concierge & room service • 2 outdoor infinity-edge pools • Asian Spa Resort • mountain bikes/wine tastings

• 45 ac villas & pool suites •3 restaurants/3 bars/wine tasting • concierge/ 24-hr room service • outdoor pool/private beach • spa/gym/sauna • welcome amenity/wine/fresh fruit • free Wi-Fi & turndown

KIRINI SUITES & SPA

ROSEBAY HOTEL

HHHH Santorini

Preferred Partner

HHHH Santorini

Preferred Partner

Nestled in the village of Oia, this Relais & Châteaux resort combines Cycladic architectural tradition with luxury. After rejuvenating at the spa, hide away in guest suites that open to private verandahs with mesmerizing sea and volcano views.

The black-sand beach of Kamari is right outside the doors of this expansive Mediterranean-style resort located in the peaceful side of the village. Retreat to soundproof rooms that open to private verandahs with pool or sea views.

• 21 ac suites • restaurant/bar/wine cellar/pool bar • butler service/ concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor pool/indoor heated pool/sundeck • A. Spa/sauna/steam room

• 55 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar/pool bar • room service • outdoor pool/children’s pool/sundeck • fitness center • game room/ library • tour desk • complimentary Wi-Fi

Santorini

For additional hotels and sightseeing in this destination please contact your Travel Consultant.

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Bosphorus and Dolmabahce Mosque, Istanbul

TURKEY A FASCINATING BLEND OF EUROPE & ASIA, OLD & NEW, CITIES & RESORT AREAS

GETTING AROUND Air Major cities in Turkey are served by reasonably priced airlines, a step above bus travel, especially over longer distances. Flights in and out of Istanbul use either Istanbul Atatürk Airport or Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. Turkish Airlines, the country’s national flag carrier, offers domestic connections to every major city; Anadolu Jet, its low-cost subsidiary, flies to all major Turkish cities as well. Other lines with domestic routes include Sun Express (seasonal), Onur Air, Pegasus Airlines, Atlas Jet, and Sky Airlines.

Rail TCDD (Turkish Republic State Railways) operates passenger trains all over the country, though the network is rather limited in coverage. There is now high-speed rail service between Istanbul and Ankara.

Bus Turkey has a very good long-distance bus network with convenient scheduling and numerous destinations. Standard services are also now in competition from luxury buses with more amenities.

Car Driving in Turkey is on the right, as in the rest of continental Europe. Roads between the major cities in Turkey are generally excellent, but can be poor in remote rural areas. Fuel prices are among the most expensive in the world.

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THE REGIONS Istanbul Istanbul – city of legend, capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires – is absolutely a must-see destination. Its numerous domes, towers, and minarets rising above the Bosphorus, the Old City seduces with such enduring attractions as Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, and the Spice Bazaar. Perhaps a stronger imperative, however, is shopping in the Grand Bazaar and the modern Cevahir Mall.

Aegean Coast The Aegean Coast stretches from Istanbul south to Marmaris, encompassing the popular beaches of Izmir, Bodrum, Kusadasi, and the Datca Peninsula. A magnet for beachgoers, late-night revelers, fishermen, and yachters, Bodrum is a beautiful village of whitewashed houses dripping with bougainvillea, busy cafés and restaurants, the historic Castle of St. Peter, and ancient ruins, all perched beside two calm picture-perfect bays. Check out the Celsius Library at Ephesus, the largest excavated archaeological site in the world.

Central Turkey (Ankara, Cappadocia & Pamukkale) Ankara, capital of Turkey and the nation’s second largest city, is a major trade center and site of numerous historic buildings and landmarks (as well as upscale shopping). Cappadocia’s spooky moon-like landscape, underground cities, and cave dwellings are a spectacular draw, and an even odder sight are the bizarre calcium cliff bathing pools (travertines) overlooking the town of Pamukkale, also home to a stunning 12,000-seat Roman amphitheater.

WORLDWIDE TRAVELER TOP EXPERIENCES Between 2 Worlds A scenic river cruise takes you along the cerulean Bosphorus Strait, connecting the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara, for stunning views of Istanbul’s shore.

Old Spice Take a journey back in time to Istanbul’s ancient Egyptian Spice Market, a kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, colors, spices, dried foods, Turkish sweets, and more.

Ahoy Troy! Visit the fabled ancient city of Troy, a World Heritage List archaeological site where you can explore extensive ruins and even climb a Trojan Horse replica.

Fit to a Tea Sip a glass of Turkish tea, a strong black brew, on one of Istanbul’s many rooftop cafés overlooking the city, including Konak Café, Star Hotel, Dersaadet Hotel Istanbul, and Molla Aski Café, among others.

Grand Bargain Wander through the Grand Bazaar, one of the world’s largest and oldest covered markets, and bargain for jewelry, furniture, carpets, leather goods, and more.

WEATHER CHART

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Avg. F° 46 47 51 60 69 78 82 82 76 67 57 50 Avg. Rainfall (inches) 3.7 2.8 2.3 1.7 1.2 0.9 0.7 0.6 1.1 2.1 3.5 4


A SELECTION OF Turkey HOTELS and sightseeing CIRAGAN PALACE KEMPINSKI

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL ISTANBUL AT SULTANAHMET

HHHHH Istanbul

Preferred Partner

ARENA HOTEL

HHHHH Istanbul

Preferred Partner

HHHH Istanbul

Preferred Partner

Hailed on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Gold List 2014” and Travel+Leisure’s 2014 “T+L 500,” this stellar hotel is set in a restored 19th-century sultan’s palace on the European side of the Bosphorus. Retreat to luxury rooms with private balconies.

Occupying a century-old neoclassical prison, this intimate hotel on Travel+Leisure’s 2014 “T+L 500” is just steps from Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque. Unique accommodations have high ceilings, the latest tech amenities, and lavish marble baths.

Nestled within Sultanahmet, this charming hotel is the perfect retreat to stay in while exploring Istanbul’s historic attractions including the Blue Mosque and more. Elegant rooms boast hardwood floors and antique furnishings.

• 315 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/bar/summer BBQ • concierge/ room service/pool butler • outdoor heated infinity pool/indoor pool/ cabanas • spa/fitness center • shopping arcade • free Wi-Fi

• 65 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • 24-hr in-room dining • 24-hr concierge • spa/fitness center/sauna • wireless Internet access

• 27 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/bar/garden/high tea • complimentary buffet breakfast • 24/7 concierge • spa & wellness center • cooking classes/marbling art

LEVNI HOTEL

YASMAK SULTAN

ERBOY HOTEL

HHHH Istanbul

Preferred Partner

HHHH Istanbul

Preferred Partner

HHH Istanbul

Preferred Partner

Steps from the Sultanahmet area, Blue Mosque, Seaport, and more, this contemporary boutique hotel offers ultimate comfort in creatively designed accommodations boasting modern furnishings and enchanted vistas of Istanbul.

Immerse in authentic Turkish hospitality at this ideal haven exuding the epitome of sophistication. Unwind in newly renovated regal rooms, rejuvenate at the spa, savor succulent cuisine, and enjoy exploring the best of Istanbul.

This convenient hotel nestled on the Historical Peninsula welcomes you to unwind in comfortable rooms while exploring nearby attractions. You’re within steps of Cagaloglu, Hamami, Istanbul Archaeology Museum, and le Arts Turcs.

• 75 ac rooms & suites • 24-hr room service • 2 restaurants/bar/beer pub • indoor pool • free full-service Spa/Turkish Hamam/sauna • free tea/coffee & water in room • free Wi-Fi throughout

• 79 ac rooms • restaurant • 24-hr room service/concierge • Sultan Wellness Center • complimentary Internet access • steps to Hagia Sophia/Blue Mosque/Topkapi Palace/Grand Bazaar/Spice Bazaar

• 108 ac rooms • restaurant/complimentary buffet breakfast/rooftop terrace • room service • complimentary Wi-Fi throughout • coffee & tea maker

NENA HOTEL

MUSEUM HOTEL

TAFONI EVLERI

HHH Istanbul

Preferred Partner

HHHH Cappadocia

Preferred Partner

HHHH Cappadocia

Preferred Partner

Conveniently tucked within Sultanahmet is a boutique hotel inviting you to relax in exquisitely appointed rooms, some with private balconies and mesmerizing views. Indulge at the Roof Restaurant with enthralling panoramic vistas.

This Relais & Châteaux member is an extraordinary hidden gem and a true work-of-art overlooking Cappadocia plains. Marvel at the cave-like coves with exquisite touches to enchant your stay. Balance the senses with an herbal massage.

The pinnacle of luxury resides at this boutique rock hotel with natural stones, regal marble, and stunning craftsmanship. Designed from carved rock, cave suites boast stone fireplaces, and baths with rain showers and soaking tubs.

• 29 ac rooms • Nena Roof Restaurant/buffet breakfast/garden bar • complimentary Wi-Fi throughout • in-room slippers/tea & coffee maker

• 30 rooms & suites • Lil’a Restaurant • room service & concierge • in-room/terrace massage services • ecological garden • cooking lessons

• 13 ac suites • indoor & outdoor restaurant/bar service in restaurant, rooms & terraces • in-room mini-bar • complimentary in-room water bottles/coffee & tea maker

CLASSICAL ISTANBUL

HIDDEN ISTANBUL

Istanbul / 8 Hours

Istanbul / 4 Hours

This extensive guided tour of Turkey’s largest city will take you to historic Istanbul’s most renowned sights and monuments. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Topkapi Palace, the official residence of the Ottoman Sultans for over 400 years, the Saint Sophia Basilica, the Blue Mosque, the Roman Hippodrome, and the Grand Bazaar. All museum fees are included.

Get the most out of Istanbul in the company of an expert local guide. Explore the monumental Aya Sofya (Hagia Sofia), a Byzantine church-turned-mosque-turned-museum, and walk the Divan Yolu, a historical thoroughfare mapped out by Emperor Constantine. Visit the Grand Bazaar, perhaps the first-ever shopping mall, and its 4,000 shops, as well as the Book Bazaar, Beyazit Mosque, Süleymaniye Mosque, and Istanbul University.

Blue Mosque

For additional hotels and sightseeing in this destination please contact your Travel Consultant.

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Windmill in Holland

BELGIUM & THE NETHERLANDS TWO COUNTRIES FULL OF BRILLIANT CITY & COUNTRYSIDE PLEASURES

GETTING AROUND Air Due to Holland’s small size, domestic air travel is relatively limited. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines operates domestic flights from Amsterdam to Eindhoven and Maastricht. There is no domestic air service in Belgium.

Rail The Netherlands has a modern and extensive railway network. NV Nederlandse Spoorwegen is the state-owned rail company and operates most services within the country. The high-speed Intercity Direct and NS Hispeed trains connect Rotterdam to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol or the city of Amsterdam. Most of Belgium is well connected by train, run by NMBS, with most of the main routes passing through Antwerp, Namur, or Brussels. Trains leave, on average, every half-hour between all major Belgian cities.

Bus Buses provide regional transport within The Netherlands, either going to destinations not served by the rail network or connecting destinations where a train journey would require an impractical detour. Conexxion and Arriva are the main operators. In Belgium, bus routes blanket the whole country. The TEC group offers an extensive bus service throughout Wallonia with connections to Brussels; De Lijn serves Flanders with connections to Brussels; and STIB buses cover the Brussels metropolitan area.

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THE REGIONS Amsterdam Suffused with a relaxed charm, the capital city of Amsterdam impresses with eclectic architecture, excellent museums, a serious party scene, and a mix of people and cultures unlike any other city in Europe. It’s easy to get around by bike, canal boat, and your own two feet, thanks to medieval city planning, flat terrain, 160 canals, and 1,100 bridges. Seek out the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum, where you’ll see the best of the Dutch masters.

Regional Netherlands Head north from Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans, which features characteristic green wooden houses and an array of picture-perfect Dutch windmills. The medieval town of Edam, meanwhile, is renowned for its eponymous cheese. Rotterdam, Holland’s second largest city, is full of fascinating post-WWII architecture. The Hague houses the International Court of Justice as well as the residence of Queen Beatrix. The triangle formed by Leiden, Lisse, and Haarlem is literally one of the most colorful destinations in the world, spotlighting Holland’s extensive flower bulb growing fields.

Belgium The cosmopolitan city of Brussels has evolved into the unofficial capital of the European Union. At the city’s heart is the colorful Grand Place, a flower-filled square ideal for sitting, having a beer, and watching the world pass by. Bruges’ medieval beauty and charm is best captured in its cobbled streets and tranquil canals.

WORLDWIDE TRAVELER TOP EXPERIENCES Two-Wheeler Tour Join a small group to explore Amsterdam the “Dutch way” – by bike! Pass alongside the city’s charming canals, and see the Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank House, and Red Light District.

1, 2, 3 Red Light Explore Amsterdam’s legendary Red Light District and all its erotic secrets in the comfort and safety of a local guide.

A House to Remember Visit the Anne Frank House, site of one of the 20th century’s most compelling stories: a young Jewish girl forced into hiding with her family to escape deportation by the Nazis – and keeping a secret diary of her days.

Lunch Bunch Buy your lunch and snacks from a FEBO vending machine, Amsterdam’s updated version of New York City’s bygone Automat restaurants. Open 24 hours!

Dutch Treat Join a boat tour to the countryside to marvel at the fanciful iconic windmills of Zaanse Schans, followed by a bike ride through the colorful tulip fields at Spaarndam.

WEATHER CHART

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Avg. F° 41 42 48 53 61 66 69 70 64 57 48 44 Avg. Rainfall (inches) 3.1 1.7 3.5 1.5 2 2.4 2.9 2.4 3.2 4.1 3 2.8


a selection of Belgium & The Netherlands Hotels DE L’EUROPE AMSTERDAM

INTERCONTINENTAL AMSTEL AMSTERDAM

HHHHH Amsterdam, Netherlands

Preferred Partner

NH BARBIZON PALACE

HHHHH

HHHHH

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands

This member of The Leading Hotels of the World is the hallmark of enchantment. Idyllically positioned on the banks of the Amstel River, this 19th-century marvel is a masterpiece with opulent rooms, delectable dining, and a pampering spa.

Lauded for its regal presence and warm hospitality, this luxury hotel enchants on arrival with a stunning lobby with high ceilings, a monumental staircase, shimmering chandeliers, and a special welcome from Clefs d’Or concierges.

This architectural gem is perfectly positioned across from Amsterdam’s Central Station. Unique accommodations with wooden beam ceilings are sprinkled throughout elegant 17thcentury houses. Indulge at the two fine dining restaurants.

• 111 ac rooms & suites • 4 restaurants/bar/cigar bar • 24-hr room service • heated indoor pool • fitness center/massage services • library • complimentary Wi-Fi • museums nearby

• 54 ac rooms & 25 suites • largest entry level rooms in Amsterdam • Michelin star Restaurant La Rive • indoor pool overlooking the river • health club • 3 authentic canal boats for private tours

• 274 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants • wellness area/sauna/fitness room/massage services • complimentary Wi-Fi

SOFITEL LEGEND THE GRAND AMSTERDAM

IDENTITY APARTMENTS

HHHHH

INNTELS HOTEL-AMSTERDAM-CENTRE

HHHH

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands

A favorite of the elite, this venerable hotel, a blend of Dutch history and modern French design, offers ultimate luxury in historical ambiance, set between 2 canals in the heart of Amsterdam. Enjoy fresh seafood at Michelin star Bridges.

Discover your identity at this posh retreat boasting creatively appointed apartments with fully-equipped kitchens and swanky furnishings. Meander around the heart of Amsterdam and explore nearby museums, shops, theaters, and more.

Nestled within a traffic-free square between Central Station and the Dam, yet close to major attractions, is a contemporary escape. Unwind in stylish accommodations boasting bold colors and creative works of art displayed on the walls.

• 177 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/3 bars • concierge/24-hr room service/butler service • indoor heated pool • SoSpa at the Grand/fitness center • minibar/safe/bathrobes/turndown service

• 55 ac apartments (1-, 2- & 3-bedrooms) • room service • lounge/ vending machines (beer, wine, soft drinks, sandwiches & snacks) • complimentary 24-hr fitness center/sauna • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 239 ac rooms & suites •restaurant/breakfast buffet/bar lounge • complimentary Wi-Fi • meeting rooms • walking distance to canals & attractions

MERCURE AMSTERDAM ARTHUR FROMMER

Preferred Partner

HHHH

PARK PLAZA VICTORIA

HHHH

Amsterdam, Netherlands

VONDEL HOTEL AMSTERDAM

HHHH

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Built in the 17th century, this boutique hotel is close to the Prinsengracht, museums including Van Gogh Museum, the Anne Frank House, Stedelijk Museum, and many more. Cozy rooms feature expansive windows and remarkable paintings.

This centrally located historic hotel is across from Central Station, steps away from shopping, the provocative Red Light District, the Heineken Experience, and famous museums including the Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, and more.

Minimalistic concepts organically blend with ultra-modern furnishings at this boutique hotel, close to designer shops, top-notch restaurants, and famous museums. Marvel at the stunning artwork creatively displayed throughout the hotel.

• 92 ac rooms • restaurant/bar/breakfast buffet • massage services/ sauna • mini-bar/in-room flat-screen TV coffee & tea maker

• 306 ac rooms & suites • 3 restaurants/lobby lounge • indoor pool/Finnish sauna • fitness center • beauty salon • room service • complimentary Wi-Fi • meeting rooms

• 86 ac rooms & suites restaurant/garden • room service • complimentary Wi-Fi • meeting rooms

HILTON BRUSSELS CITY

NH BRUSSELS STEPHANIE

FLORIS AVENUE

HHHH Brussels, Belgium

Preferred Partner

Preferred Partner

HHHH Amsterdam, Netherlands

HHHH

Preferred Partner

HHHH

Brussels, Belgium

Brussels, Belgium

Nestled within the center of Brussels is a contemporary boutique hotel close to famous museums, eclectic restaurants, and other attractions. Relish chic accommodations boasting comfortable tones and stylish furnishings.

This stylish 1930s landmark hotel sits in the heart of Brussels, close to Rue Neuve shopping and Grand Place. Contemporary-style guest rooms have hardwood floors, marble baths, state-of-the-art tech amenities, and city views.

Discover the charm of Brussels while staying at this convenient hotel close to Notre Dame du Sablon, Law Courts of Brussels, Royal Museums of Fine Arts, and more. Sleek accommodations feature plush bedding and hardwood floors.

• 47 ac rooms • breakfast restaurant offering continental breakfast buffet • fitness center • business lounge • meeting room • in-room bathrobes/ fridge/tea & coffee maker

• 283 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • 24-hr room service • Scandinavian Wellness & Health Club/sauna/steam room • tour desk

• 67 ac rooms • breakfast buffet/lounge/lobby bar • complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel • onsite parking

For additional hotels and sightseeing in this destination please contact your Travel Consultant.

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a selection of Belgium & The Netherlands Hotels and SIGHTSEEING ADAGIO BRUSSELS CENTRE MONNAIE

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Brussels, Belgium

Bruges, Belgium

Positioned in the city center is a convenient hotel within steps to shopping, dining, and attractions. Experience optimum comfort in spacious apartments including studios or 2-bedroom apartments fully equipped with a kitchen.

Set in a former 17th-century monastery, this charming hotel stands on the edge of t’Zand Square in Bruges’ city center, within steps to dining, shopping, and attractions. Spacious rooms have traditional-style furnishings and plush bedding.

• 140 ac apartments including studios & 2-bedrooms • fully-equipped kitchens • snack & beverage vending machine • fitness center • Internet access

• 149 ac rooms & suites • concierge/room service • indoor pool/Turkish bath • fitness center • pillow menu/mini-bar/in-room safe/coffee & tea maker

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Amsterdam, Netherlands / 1-Day Pass Take a canal cruise through Amsterdam in comfort and style on the Canal Bus. This hop-on/hop-off canal cruise covers four different routes and takes you through all the famous canals and past all the famous attractions of Amsterdam, like the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House. It also makes stops at Rembrandt Square and the bustling Albert Cuyp Market.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands / 9 Hours

Amsterdam, Netherlands / 1 Hour

Brussels, Belgium / 5.5 Hours

Get acquainted with some of the Netherlands’ most famous attractions during this day-long tour. The first stop is Aalsmeer’s world famous flower auction. Continue to Rotterdam for a city tour by bus, then on to picturesque Delft to visit the Delft Blue Pottery and have time off for lunch or a stroll. Next is a tour of the Hague, including the House of Parliament and the Peace Palace. Finally, proceed to Madurodam, which details highlights of the Netherlands in 1:25 scale.

This comprehensive canal cruise takes in all of Amsterdam’s famous attractions: Canal houses from the Golden Age, the Westerkerk, the Anne Frank House, 17th-century gabled merchants’ houses, numerous baroque churches, enchanting bridges, and more. You’ll also sail around the Central Station to get a view of the city from its original harbor.

This informative tour takes you to the iconic sites of Antwerp including the Old Market Square. You’ll explore the two artistic masterpieces left behind by the painter, Peter Paul Rubens, in the Cathedral of our Lady. This guided tour will also take you to a diamond workshop where you will learn about the history, mining, cutting, and trading of diamonds!

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BRUSSELS GOURMET EVENING TOUR

Brussels, Belgium / 3 Hours Get a true taste of Brussels and discover its most exquisite gourmet restaurants. This leisurely walking tour is ideal for foodies and for those looking to sample the best of Brussels. You’re in for a treat as you pamper your palate with specialty dishes and savory drinks.

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See the best of Brussels on this spectacular hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tour taking you the best attractions including the European Union and the European Parliament, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Chocolate Museum, the Beer Museum, and many more cultural attractions! Satiate your shopping cravings with an afternoon shopping at Rue Neuve or meander around marveling at the architectural monuments. Be sure to visit the famous Atomium and its impressive spheres.

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Limmat River, Zürich

SWITZERLAND COSMOPOLITAN CITIES, SNOW-CAPPED ALPS & ENDURING TRADITIONS

GETTING AROUND Air SWISS (Swiss International Air Lines) and Etihad Regional offer domestic flights within Switzerland, connecting Basel, Geneva, Lugano, Zürich, and Berne.

Rail Underpinning the densest public transport network in the world, Switzerland’s SBB covers virtually the whole country, including domestic high-speed trains as well as trains that link local systems to regional systems and to intercity systems. A few routes, especially Alpine lines, are operated by the individual rail companies. The main hub stations are Basel SBB, Berne, Geneva, Lausanne, Luzern, and Zürich HB, from which you can connect to trains to most of Switzerland’s main cities.

Bus A comprehensive system of buses reach every single village and hamlet in the country, covering ground – such as in the high mountains or deep countryside – left untouched by the trains. Bus and train timetables are coordinated. Most bus lines in Switzerland are operated by PostBus Switzerland – yes, the country’s post office – in a system that’s amazingly punctual. Various regions also have their own local bus companies, In lieu of or alongside postbuses, but all are equally reliable.

THE REGIONS French Switzerland (Geneva) Extravagance is not limited in beautiful, genteel Geneva, as the regal architecture, tree-lined promenades, and fashionable boutiques attest. The presence of several Michelin-starred restaurants signals the city’s emergence as a destination for gourmands. Stroll along the shore of Lake Geneva, where the Jet d’Eau – the tallest fountain in the world – sprays water almost 500 feet in the air.

German Switzerland (Zürich) Belying its stern face as a city of bankers and financiers, Zürich surprises you with Gothic and Romanesque architecture, compelling museums, more nightclubs per capita than any other European city, and the Bahnhofsstrasse – one of the most exclusive (and expensive!) shopping streets in the world. The all-season resort of Interlaken, in the heart of the Swiss Alps, is a magnet for enthusiasts of skiing, hiking, boating, swimming, and other outdoor pursuits.

Italian Switzerland (St. Moritz) An alpine resort town with 300 sunny days a year plus reliable ski-worthy snowfall? Only in Switzerland! Surrounded by magnificent peaks and mineral springs, St. Moritz is mostly associated with skiing and other winter sports – after all, it hosted the Winter Olympics in 1928 and 1948. But golf, hiking, biking, mountaineering, sailing, and other warm-weather pursuits make it an ideal year-round resort town.

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WORLDWIDE TRAVELER TOP EXPERIENCES Top of the World Bow to the awesomeness of the majestic Matterhorn when you visit Zermatt, a car-free mountain town best known for outstanding skiing and mountaineering.

Extreme Dream Head to Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland, a popular base camp for paragliding, hang gliding, bungee jumping, canyoning, river rafting, rock climbing, and other extreme sports.

Good as Gold Buy a ticket for the GoldenPass train, one of the world’s great rail journeys, taking you from German-speaking Lucerne and Interlaken to French-speaking Montreux on Lake Geneva.

For the Jung at Heart Visit the “Top of Europe” on a cogwheel railway trip to the awe-inspiring Jungfraujoch, 11,333-feet high in the Bernese Alps, Europe’s highest-elevation train station.

Buy-Buy Shop almost anywhere in Switzerland for its iconic local products, from high-end Swiss watches and chocolates, to cuckoo clocks and genuine Swiss Army knives.

Alpine Ascent Board the cogwheel train in Montreux and ride up the steep mountain to Rochers-de-Naye for audacious views of Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps.

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a selection of Switzerland Hotels and SIGHTSEEING STEIGENBERGER GRAND HOTEL BELVÉDÈRE

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Geneva

Geneva

This classic retreat, exuding utter elegance, is designed to pamper your senses after an exhilarating day on the ski slopes. Unwind in cozy accommodations and immerse in absolute serenity at the spa with majestic mountain views.

Located majestically by the shore of Lake Geneva, this grand hotel blends period elegance with contemporary charm. Large guest rooms are furnished with antiques and modern pieces, and have opulent marble baths and Alpine views.

Sleek accommodations provide optimum comfort at this contemporary hotel conveniently located in the heart of Geneva near Lake Geneva. Enjoy complimentary public transportation to explore the best of Geneva as well as the lake!

• 126 ac rooms & suites • 24-hr room service 2 restaurants/bistro/bar • indoor pool • The GRAND Spa/sauna/steam room/solarium/gym • free Wi-Fi • near ski slopes & gondola • free ski shuttle

• 84 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • complimentary Wi-Fi throughout • mini-bar/coffee & tea maker • robes & slippers/in-room safe/plasma TV

• 206 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • conference rooms • Hammam/sauna/solarium/fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi

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Lausanne

An alpine gem and member of The Leading Hotels of the World is nestled within the stunning Swiss panorama. Luxuriate in seductive rooms with fireplaces and dark woods. Savor exquisite dishes in sophisticated settings.

This remarkable haven is situated in a quiet neighborhood, where you can unwind in comfortable accommodations. Relish jaw-dropping panoramic views of the Alps, Lake Geneva, and the Jura Mountains from the panoramic breakfast room!

This ultra-modern hotel stands in a quiet neighborhood in the heart of Lucerne, just a few blocks from Old Town. Spacious rooms are decorated in distinctive Urban, Resorts, or Lifestyle themes, with views of the lake or Old Town.

• 105 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/wine & cigar bar/lobby lounge/ bar/courtyard with outdoor lounge • complimentary breakfast buffet • indoor pool • wellness center/fitness center

• 147 ac rooms & suites • panoramic breakfast room • fitness center/ sauna • complimentary Wi-Fi • complimentary access to public transportation within Lausanne

• 189 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar/wine lounge • concierge/ 24-hr room service • fitness center/sauna/steam • complimentary Wi-Fi throughout • mini-bar/flat-screen TV/coffee & tea maker

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HOTEL CONTINENTAL ZURICH - MGALLERY COLLECTION

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Zürich

Zürich

Revel in this intimate, boutique hotel, situated in the city center and designed to enhance your experience when exploring the best of Zürich. Savor exquisite Swiss regional delicacies and detoxify at the spa for unbridled comfort.

This centrally located hotel showcases comfortable, chic rooms with top-notch amenities – a quiet haven after a day of enchanting sights and nearby attractions. Unwind in contemporary rooms and disconnect at the spa.

Experience genuine Swiss hospitality at this conveniently positioned hotel near the Swiss National Museum and Bahuhofstrasse shopping. Newly renovated accommodations feature contemporary comfort paired with a cozy ambiance.

• 51 ac rooms & suites • restaurant with terrace/bar/coffee shop/café • room service • spa/solarium/sauna/fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 137 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar & lounge • concierge • Asia Spa/fitness center • 24-hr business center • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 138 ac rooms • restaurant & bar • complimentary in-room water • in-room safe • Wi-Fi access

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MOUNTAINS, CHEESE & CHOCOLATES TOUR

Geneva / 9 Hours

Zürich / 4 Hours

Zürich / 9 Hours

This fascinating tour consists of a 90 minute drive by motor coach through the picturesque Arve Valley from Geneva to Chamonix, France, one of the most famous mountain villages at the foot of the remarkable and majestic Mont-Blanc. Marvel at the splendid backdrop of the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges. At the end of the tour you can be dropped off at Gare Routiere-Geneva Bus Terminal, ‘Dorciere’ square or Geneva Airport.

Discover the sights of Zürich aboard the unique ‘Classic Trolley’ with modern comforts including personal headsets. You’ll see Bahnhofstrasse, the most important museums, a section of the Old Town, Fraumunster Church with its famous Chagall windows, historical Limmatquai, the University district, residential areas, beautiful hillside villas on the Zurichberg, as well as recreation areas and views of the Alps from Zürich’s vantage points.

Three words that say “Swiss” – mountains, cheese, and chocolate – are the focus of this tour that departs Zürich to the nearby Lindt & Sprüngli Chocolate Factory. Continue to Appenzell for a guided walking tour. At Brülisau, take an aerial cable car to the peak of Hoher Kasten for great views, and enjoy an optional lunch at the spectacular revolving restaurant! On the return to Zürich, visit the cheese factory at Stein, home of famous Appenzeller cheese.

For additional hotels and sightseeing in this destination please contact your Travel Consultant.

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

GERMANY, AUSTRIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, HUNGARY & ROMANIA FIVE DIFFERENT COUNTRIES – AND THOUSANDS OF ATTRACTIONS!

GETTING AROUND Air

THE REGIONS Germany

In Germany, most major cities are served by either Lufthansa, Air Berlin, germanwings, Cirrus Airlines, OLT, and InterSky. Domestic travelers in Austria are served by Austrian Airlines, Tyrolean Airways, InterSky, Niki, and Welcome Air, connecting Vienna, Salzburg, Linz, Innsbruck, and other cities. In the Czech Republic, flights between Prague, Brno, and Ostrava are operated by CSA Czech Airlines.

The land of Bach and Beethoven, Nietzsche and Goethe, soaring castles and natural spas, the Autobahn and s high-speed trains, Germany is a beacon of culture and accomplishment. Berlin is a nexus of open-mindedness and artistic freedom, while the modern Bavarian metropolis of Munich bustles with fashion and commerce.

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Lyrical landscapes, classical music, rich cuisine, and inspiring architecture – this is Austria. Birthplace of the waltz, Mozart, the von Trapp family, and the Hapsburg dynasty, Salzburg has much to tell you about the sound of music. And it takes only a glance to sense the sheer opulence of Vienna, from stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral to the palaces of the aristocracy.

Germany’s railway system reaches most parts of the country, with long-distance and many regional trains operated by Deutsche Bahn, plus other longdistance trains operated by other companies over secondary routes. Austria provides a dense network connecting major cities and many towns, with trains operated mostly by state-owned company ÖBB. The Czech Republic’s comprehensive rail system reaches even the most remote locations, and is operated mostly by state-owned Öeské Dráhy, along with two new private operators, Regiojet and Leo Express.

Bus Deregulated in 2012, Germany’s long-distance bus transportation market is currently served by numerous private operators; there is a very dense network of regional and local bus lines. A comprehensive ÖBB Postbus network operates throughout Austria, especially useful for reaching out-of-the-way places and local destinations. The Czech Republic has an elaborate system of bus transportation served by both state and private companies.

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Czech Republic The Czech Republic’s rich and eventful history is still brilliantly evident in its ancient castles, monasteries, and stately mansions. Prague is packed with classical buildings and cobblestone streets that have all survived history’s tumult, and has fortified its Bohemian air with new restaurants, shops, galleries, cafés, and clubs.

Hungary & Romania The welcome mat is out in Hungary, where Budapest – the “Pearl of the Danube” – is now a flourishing city that celebrates its heritage even as it embraces the future. And Romania’s capital city of Bucharest has cultivated a sophisticated, trendy, and modern sensibility that one would expect from a European capital.

WORLDWIDE TRAVELER TOP EXPERIENCES Bavarian Beauty Visit one of the world’s most recognizable buildings, the Neuschwanstein Castle, built by Ludwig II, the “Mad King of Bavaria,” in homage to Richard Wagner – and an inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Raise a Stein Sip or chug Bavaria’s best beers in Munich during the 16 days of Oktoberfest, the world’s largest yearly festival.

Colossal Cologne Dive into a world of art and historic architecture in 2,000-year-old Cologne, home to 120 galleries and 244 churches, including the towering Cologne Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Berlin Confidential Join a walking tour of Berlin to learn about the city’s turbulent past, stopping at The Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Wall, Luftwaffe HQ, Checkpoint Charlie, and other sites.

From First to Wurst Sample one of Germany’s most iconic foods – the wurst – in its many forms, including currywurst and Bockwurst in Berlin, weisswurst in Bavaria, bratwurst in Nuremburg, and Rindswurst in Frankfurt.

Amadeus! Listen to the magical music of Mozart almost every day of the year in his hometown of Salzburg, including the Schloss Mirabell Palace, the Landestheater, and the Salzburg Festival Halls.

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a selection of Germany Hotels and sightseeing SOFITEL BERLIN KURFÜRSTENDAMM

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Berlin

Berlin

This Art Deco hotel impresses with a prestigious address overlooking the Kurfürstendamm. Spacious accommodations boast cushioned window seats, warm décor, and plush bedding. Satiate your palate at the sophisticated restaurants.

Conveniently situated in the Mitte district, this apartment hotel is ideal for exploring Berlin’s array of historic and entertainment options. Relax in expansive accommodations and savor exquisite Australian cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant.

Explore Berlin’s sights while staying at this modern hotel boasting a privileged location close to the Memorial Church and Berlin Zoo. Wake up to a delightful breakfast buffet and in the evening unwind in cozy accommodations.

• 311 ac rooms & suites • 24-hr room service • 2 restaurants/lounge & bar • spa/sauna/steam room • meetings & events venues • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 124 ac apartments including 1-2 bedrooms & studios • restaurant/bar • 24-hr reception desk • indoor pool • fitness center/Jacuzzi & sauna • grocery deliver service

• 124 ac rooms & suites • daily breakfast buffet • health spa nearby • complimentary Wi-Fi • meeting room • close to metro & train stations

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Berlin

Frankfurt

This posh hotel is ideally located in the heart of Berlin, next to the River Spree and just a short distance from major attractions such as the Brandenburg Gate or Museum Island. Relish comfortable facilities as well as top-notch service.

Unapologetic elegance and unparalleled comfort abound at this Neo-Gothic building. Modern, earth-like tones in exquisitely appointed accommodations provide ultimate comfort. Indulge in award-winning dining at GUSTO restaurant.

Centrally situated in Frankfurt’s downtown, this modern city hotel welcomes you to relax after a day of exploring enthralling nearby attractions. Enjoy a delightful breakfast in the morning and get pampered with therapeutic massages.

• 364 ac rooms with heated bath floors • breakfast buffet/restaurant/ tapas bar/lobby bar • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 127 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/garden/bar • spa/fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi • close to Liebieghaus Staedel Museum/Frankfurt Opera House

• 144 rooms (some with ac) • restaurant (breakfast & snacks)/bar • indoor pool/sauna/solarium • sun deck • massage services • close to Frankfurt Opera House/Jewish Museum/Stadel Muse

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Munich

Munich

This uber-modern luxury gem, once a Bavarian Royal Post Office, is dipped in modern design, high-touch technology, and Avant-Garde architecture. High cielings evoke a sense of uninterrupted comfort and the So SPA rebalances the senses.

Immerse in serenity and inspiration at this charming haven, majestically situated steps from the Englischer Garten. Rejuvenate in exquisitely appointed accommodations adorned with balconies with sliding doors modern furnishings.

Experience superb service at this centrally located hotel that is within walking distance of the world-famous Oktoberfest and Munich’s best restaurants, beer gardens, and shopping areas. Rooms have modern décor and state-of-the-art amenities.

• 396 ac rooms & suites • breakfast buffet/French bistro/bar • indoor pool • So SPA/sauna/fitness center • complimentary in-room bottled water • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 484 rooms & suites • 3 restaurants • indoor pool • spa/sauna/steam room/fitness center • business center • meeting rooms/ballroom

• 106 ac rooms • breakfast room/bistro bar/garden terrace • concierge/ room service • sauna/gym/massage • free Internet lounge & Wi-Fi throughout • in-room mini bar/safe/coffee & tea maker/TV

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Berlin / 2- or 3-Day Pass

ROYAL CASTLES TOUR

Frankfurt / 11 Hours

Berlin’s only all-inclusive city pass offers free entry to over 50 top attractions and tours, including a hop-on/hop-off bus tour, river cruise, and stops at The Berliner Dom, Bode Museum, Checkpoint Charlie Museum, and more. The pass is available in two- and three-day options, and comes with a free guidebook and unlimited use of public transport in zones ABC.

Join this tour and discover Baden-Baden, one of Europe’s most stylish and exclusive spas, its hot springs dating back 2,000 years. Explore the city’s elegant Kurhaus, immaculate gardens and parks, and the casino. Then, take an enchanting trip through a unique natural landscape: the dark, coniferous woods of the Black Forest and Lake Mummelsee.

Munich / 10.5 Hours This excursion introduces you to two extraordinary castles, Neuschwanstein and Linderhof, built by King Ludwig II in the seclusion of the Bavarian mountains. Guided tours are included in both castles. There is also time for a short stop for souvenir shopping in Oberammergau.

For additional hotels and sightseeing in this destination please contact your Travel Consultant.

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HOTEL GOLDENER HIRSCH, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL

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Salzburg

Salzburg

In the heart of the Alps is a contemporary hotel, just steps from the historic Old Town. After an active day on the slopes, marvel at the panoramic views of the dramatic Alps from the comfort of the indoor pool or outdoor whirlpool.

Tracing its heritage back to 1407, this celebrated hotel – Europe’s oldest – stands in Salzburg’s Old Town, a few doors away from Mozart’s birthplace. Individually decorated guest rooms have antique furniture and modern amenities.

Conveniently situated near Mirabell Palace, Museum CarolinoAugusteum, St. Francis Church, and Salzburg Cathedral is a unique hotel with colorful interiors. Take a stroll around the garden followed by a relaxing evening in contemporary rooms.

• 196 ac rooms • 3 restaurants/café & bar • panoramic indoor pool • spa/sauna/steam batch/solarium/sun terrace/outdoor whirlpool/fitness center • Internet access

• 69 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants including city’s exclusive Goldener Hirsch/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • mini-bar/in-room safe • robes & slippers/turndown service

• 39 ac rooms • breakfast buffet • complimentary bike rentals • complimentary Wi-Fi • in-room flat screen TVs

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Vienna

Mirabell Garden is next to this regal hotel near Salzburg’s Old Town. Rooms have traditional style, separate sitting areas, and stunning views. Restaurant Mirabell serves International fare, and a piano bar overlooking the garden.

In the heart of Vienna is the city’s oldest hotel, organically blending contemporary comfort with historic charm. This traditional Viennese hotel with unrivaled hospitality showcases classic rooms with comfortable furnishings.

Located on the Kaertner Ring, opposite the Stadtpark and near the Vienna State Opera, this hotel is close to the city’s many attractions. Luxuriate in spacious accommodations with marble baths or revitalize at the sauna and solarium.

• 165 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • fitness center/ bicycle rental/indoor pool nearby • mini-bar/ coffee & tea maker • robes & slippers/flat screen TV

• 120 ac rooms • breakfast buffet • restaurant/bar & lounge • room service • fitness center • 24-hr desk • meeting rooms • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 453 ac rooms & suites • club level with private lounge • restaurant/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • fitness center/sauna/steam/massage services • mini-bar/robes & slippers/coffee & tea maker

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Situated in the heart of Vienna and amid Vienna’s most exclusive shopping district is an opulent retreat that was once an Austrian bank. Get spoiled with spa treatments, revel in the cigar bar, and pamper your palates with mouth-watering dishes.

Comfortable, modern guest rooms, plus a friendly staff are trademarks of this modern hotel in Vienna’s Spittelberg artists’ quarter. Smart accommodations are brightened by warm colors and city views. Indulge at the casual Bar & Bistro.

Superb service, sleek and comfortable accommodations, and a central location within walking distance of the worldfamous St. Stephan’s Cathedral, Vienna’s best restaurants, sights, and shopping make this hotel a popular pick.

• 143 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar/lounge • 24-hr room service & concierge • indoor pool with underwater music • spa/sauna/steam bath/ fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 123 ac rooms & suites • breakfast room/bistro bar • concierge/room service • gym/sauna/massage • free Internet lounge • free Wi-Fi • in-room mini-bar/safe/TV/coffee & tea maker

• 66 ac rooms • breakfast room/bistro bar • concierge/room service • free Internet lounge/complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel • in-room mini-bar/safe/coffee & tea maker/TV

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SOUND OF MUSIC & LEOPOLDSKRON TOUR

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See the spectacular landscapes and iconic locations where the Academy Award-winning The Sound of Music was filmed on this revealing tour. Your guide will take you to visit the city’s historical and architectural landmarks and its celebrated lake district, in addition to some of the film’s most notable locations, including the 18th-century rococo castle known as Schloss Leopoldskron.

An absolute must for apple strudel addicts, this tour goes inside the Imperial Court Bakery Schönbrunn of the CaféRestaurant Residenz to demonstrate how Viennese apple strudel is made and baked by an experienced pâtissier. It will be hard to resist sampling a piece of freshly baked apple strudel with coffee! In addition, every visitor receives a copy of the original Viennese apple strudel recipe to try out at home.

Hofburg Palace, Parliament, City Hall… see Vienna’s most noteworthy and historical sights on this three-hour guided tour of the city. See the handsome buildings of the Ringstrasse, including the MAK, the State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Natural History Museum. Afterwards, visit the showrooms of the magnificent summer palace of the Hapsburgs, Schönbrunn Palace.

For additional hotels and sightseeing in this destination please contact your Travel Consultant.

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a selection of Czech Republic, hungary & Romania Hotels and sightseeing BOSCOLO PRAGUE

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Prague

Prague

Welcome to a boutique hotel resembling a Neo-Renaissance building. Relax in luxury rooms in Italian-style with plush bedding, and marble baths. Culinary delights are served in the New York Café or Mediterranean Salon restaurant.

Perfectly positioned in the hip Vinohrady and across from Prague’s FLORA shopping is a superb hotel. After an exhilarating day of exploring the best of Prague, relax in comfortable rooms and delight in exquisite Mediterranean cuisine.

This enchanted gem topped with a red roof is perfectly located Lesser Town’s historic Nerudova Street – only a stone’s throw from Prague Castle Gate. Romantic rooms boast Old World charm and enrapturing views of the castle or town.

• 152 ac rooms & suites 2 restaurants/bar/cigar bar • concierge • indoor heated swimming pool spa/sauna/steam room • fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi • mini-bar/in-room safe

• 161 ac rooms • restaurant/bar/lobby lounge • fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 26 ac rooms • complimentary breakfast • in-room pillow menu/ mini-bar/coffee & tea maker • complimentary Wi-Fi • meeting room

K+K HOTEL CENTRAL, PRAGUE

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Prague’s Old Town sets the scene for this modern hotel with a welcoming atmosphere, stylish décor, and steps from the famous late-Gothic Powder Tower. Soundproof rooms have state-of-the art tech amenities, and heated-floored baths.

This modern hotel is located just off Wenceslas Square near the city’s major attractions. Soundproof rooms are adorned with abstract art and large windows with downtown views. Enjoy the glass-walled gym and relax in the Finnish sauna.

Within easy walking distance of Andrássy Avenue, the Theater District, the Hungarian State Opera House, and other attractions, this sterling grand hotel on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Gold List 2014” was originally built in 1886.

• 127 ac rooms & suites • breakfast room/bistro bar/ • concierge/room service • fitness center/massage/sauna • free Internet lounge & Wi-Fi • in-room mini-bar/safe/coffee & tea maker/TV

• 128 ac rooms • breakfast room/bistro bar • concierge/room service • fitness center/massage/Finnish sauna • free Internet lounge & Wi-Fi throughout • in-room mini-bar/safe/coffee & tea maker/TV

• 414 ac rooms & suites •2 restaurants/café/2 bars • concierge/room service • indoor heated pool • spa/fitness center/Jacuzzis/sauna/steam bath

KEMPINSKI HOTEL CORVINUS BUDAPEST

K+K HOTEL OPERA, BUDAPEST

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K+K HOTEL ELISABETA, BUCHAREST

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary

A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, this hotel redefines contemporary luxury with some of the most spacious rooms in the city and unrivaled hospitality. Guests relish elegant rooms with modern accents and exquisite cuisine at Nobu.

This sophisticated hotel has a welcoming atmosphere, friendly staff, and ideal location on a quiet residential street near the Hungarian State Opera. Pastel colors and wicker furniture lend a cheerful look to the soundproof rooms.

Comfortable, contemporary guest rooms, plus an efficient and friendly staff are trademarks of this modern hotel. After touring the city, head to the casual Bar & Bistro for a small snack or cool drink.

• 359 ac rooms & suites • 3 restaurants/bar/lounge • concierge • indoor pool spa/gym • mini-bar/safe heated bathroom floor • free turndown service & in-room water • close to shopping

• 205 ac rooms & suites • breakfast room/bistro bar • concierge/room service • sauna/fitness center/massage • free Internet lounge & Wi-Fi throughout • mini-bar/safe/coffee & tea maker/TV/pillow menu

• 67 ac rooms & suites • breakfast room/bistro bar • concierge/room service • fitness center/sauna/massage • free Internet lounge & Wi-Fi • in-room mini-bar/safe/coffee & tea maker/TV

CESKY KRUMLOV

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GRAND CITY TOUR

Prague / 10 Hours

Prague / 3.5 Hours

Journey to the picturesque UNESCO World Heritage town of Cesky Krumlov on this day trip from Prague. Stroll the medieval town center, comprised of over 300 historic castles, and view the lovely State Castle of Cesky Krumlov and magnificent Church of St. Vitus. Recharge with lunch before returning via coach through the bucolic south Bohemian countryside.

Explore “the golden city” on this coach tour of scenic Prague’s most historic monuments. Discover the State Opera, the National Museum, and Wenceslas Square, and stroll the courtyard of Prague Castle. Travel across the Vltava to see the Old Town’s St Nicholas Church and Tyn Cathedral, and marvel at the Old Town Hall’s astronomical clock.

Bucharest, Romania

PRAGUE CASTLE IN DETAIL

Prague / 3.5 Hours This guided walking tour will take you to Europe’s largest medieval castle, Prague Castle. Explore the mammoth complex with visits to the Royal Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George’s Basilica, and Golden Lane, and hear about the castle’s storied past. Your entrance fee is included.

For additional hotels and sightseeing in this destination please contact your Travel Consultant.

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DENMARK, NORWAY, SWEDEN & Iceland NORTHERN EUROPEAN COOL, WRAPPED IN STUNNING CITIES & AWESOME LANDSCAPES

GETTING AROUND Air In Denmark, Scandinavian Airlines, Norwegian, and Cimber Air operate domestic routes, all of them either from or to Copenhagen Airport; there are no domestic routes between regional airports. Norway’s domestic flights – mostly in the north – are operators are SAS, Norwegian, and Widerøe. In Sweden, domestic routes are served by SAS, Blekinge Flyg, Nextjet, Direktflyg, Norwegian, Malmö Aviation, and Gotlandsflyg. Iceland’s domestic air transport has been well developed to link the coastal towns; operators include Air Iceland, Eagle Air, Icelandair, and WOW Air.

Rail The primary Danish train system is DSB, with Arriva and other companies operating feeder and smaller rail lines. Norwegian State Railways (NSB) operate all railways, mainly connecting Oslo to other major cities. Most major lines in Sweden’s extensive railway network are run by the government-owned SJ.

Bus In Denmark, long-distance bus service is available between Jutland and Copenhagen, operated by Abildskou. Norway’s extensive range of express buses connects cities and even most national parks. In Sweden, there are a number of bus lines in the southern third of the country, plus service between Stockholm and Norrland. An extensive network of buses serves most parts of Iceland; though services are intermittent in the winter season, and some routes are operated only in summer.

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THE REGIONS Denmark Denmark is the smallest of the Scandinavian countries, but it may well be the most fun. Copenhagen projects a cozy, inviting, small-town atmosphere where the pastries are sweeter, and life seems a little bit easier. Visitors come for the stunning modern architecture, exciting nightlife, abundance of superb restaurants, and more than 50 fascinating museums.

Sweden Sweden’s many attractions range from historic UNESCO World Heritage Sites to the lure of modern art, literature, and music. Built on 14 islands around one of Europe’s largest and best-preserved medieval city centers, Stockholm reveals stunning and extremely varied scenery in every direction – and boasts a lively after-dark scene.

Norway The Aurora Borealis, the midnight sun, the spectacular fjords: all symbolic of Norway, but so is Oslo, the capital and largest city. Oslo boasts a unique combination of culture, history, and outdoor activities, and it would require multiple visits to take full advantage of its many museums, galleries, parks, and restaurants.

Iceland Northern Lights, stark stunning vistas, an adventure sports playground, music and artworks on the cutting edge – with so many compelling attractions, Iceland has become one of the hottest vacation destinations on the planet. Cruise the friendly pubs and high-energy clubs of Reykjavík, trek the locations where “Game of Thrones” is filmed, immerse yourself in otherworldly landscapes, and much more!

WORLDWIDE TRAVELER TOP EXPERIENCES Fjord Ranger Take a cruise on Geirangerfjord, one of Norway’s most stunningly beautiful fjords and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Light Show Head to Norway for an optimal look at the Northern Lights, a jaw-dropping and mystical moment. Tromsø, the Svalbard Islands, and anywhere above the Arctic Circle are prime viewing spots.

Garden Party When the sun goes down, stroll Copenhagen’s fairy-lit Tivoli Gardens, one of the oldest amusement parks in the world, where roller coasters clack by as you hoist a stein at the open-air beer garden.

Go on the Snow Fire up a snowmobile for a wild ride on the glistening ice and into the deep forests of the Luleå archipelago in Sweden’s northern wilderness.

Ice Is Nice Spend a night in the IceHotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, where even the beds are fashioned from blocks of ice. Can you think of anything cooler?

Baby Blue Go soak your head – and the rest of your body – in the amazing Blue Lagoon, a man-made pool of superheated neon-blue water believed to have restorative effects.


a selection Denmark, Norway, Sweden & Iceland Hotels and SIGHTSEEING RADISSON BLU ROYAL HOTEL, COPENHAGEN

ADINA APARTMENT HOTEL COPENHAGEN

HHHHH Copenhagen, Denmark

FIRST MILLENNIUMM

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Copenhagen, Denmark

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Oslo, Norway

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Danish icon Arne Jacobsen designed this high-rise hotel in the heart of Copenhagen, a landmark of modern architecture since 1960. Sleek minimalist rooms have unparalleled views of the city. Savor Italian-inspired Scandinavian cuisine.

This harborside apartment hotel offers all the conveniences you’ll need when visiting Copenhagen. Explore the Opera House, National Arena, and the Little Mermaid! In the evening, experience utter comfort in spacious apartments.

This centrally located hotel is within steps to Oslo Cathedral, Parliament, and Oslo Opera House. Experience tranquillity in comfortable and contemporary rooms with wooden décor, and breathtaking views, and savor authentic Italian cuisine.

• 260 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • fitness center/sauna/solarium/massage • complimentary high-speed Internet • coffee & tea makers

• 128 ac apartments with balconies & kitchens (1- & 2-bedroom & studios) • fitness center • in-room mini-bar/sage

• 114 ac rooms • restaurant/bar/lounge/complimentary breakfast • room service • complimentary Wi-Fi • in-room coffee & tea maker

RADISSON BLU NYDALEN

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CLARION HOTEL STOCKHOLM

HHHH Oslo, Norway

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Stockholm, Sweden

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Stockholm, Sweden

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In the heart of Nydalen is an urban hotel showcasing 185 spacious, modern accommodations with unique furnishings, and striking views. Indulge in a delightful complimentary breakfast, and revel in a posh cigar bar and restaurant.

Idyllically situated on the island of Södermalm is a posh hotel and an ideal base to explore the Old Town and meander around cobblestoned streets or the Riddarjarden waterfront. Relish succulent cuisine and panoramic views at the restaurant.

Revel in an uber-hip hotel right in the heart of Stockholm amid culture, top-notch dining, lush parks, and art galleries. Become inspired by the hotel’s artistic vibrancy and enjoy a relaxing evening in sleek accommodations.

• 185 ac rooms • restaurant/complimentary breakfast • indoor pool • fitness center/sauna • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 289 ac rooms • 2 restaurants/bar • fitness center/exercise classes • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 532 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar/lounge • complimentary breakfast • indoor pool/outdoor pool • spa/fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi • in-room mini-bar

COURTYARD KUNGSHOLMEN BY MARRIOTT

RADISSON BLU SAGA HOTEL REYKJAVIK

HHHH Stockholm, Sweden

RADISSON BLU 1919

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Reykjavik, Iceland

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Reykjavik, Iceland

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Built in 1919, this elegant haven features unrivaled hospitality and contemporary rooms with hardwood floors and sleek furnishings. Savor cocktails at the lounge and dine at the sophisticated restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows.

• 278 ac rooms • bar & grill • fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi • in-room coffee & tea makers • across from park with jogging trails • meeting room

• 209 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/coffee shop/bar & lounge • room service • spa/sauna/fitness center • hair salon • complimentary Wi-Fi

• 88 ac rooms • restaurant/bar • room service • hair salon • in-room coffee & tea makers

COPENHAGEN HOP-ON/HOP-OFF – MERMAID TOUR

Copenhagen, Denmark / 1 Hour Find out why they call this city “wonderful Copenhagen” with a tour of Denmark’s vibrant and graceful capital. Take advantage of the conveniently located stops, and hop on and off at your leisure to discover all the things to do and see in Copenhagen, including the city’s swirling towers and turrets, Amalienborg Palace, Gefion Fountain, the Royal Library, Botanical Gardens, the Little Mermaid, and other attractions.

OSLO HOP-ON/HOP-OFF TOUR

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Discover Iceland’s magic while staying at this ultra-chic hotel. Contemporary rooms boast modern furnishings. Satiate your palate with delectable dining and relish million-dollar vistas of Iceland’s scenic beauty.

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Ralambshov Park is right outside the doors of this Stockholm hotel featuring spacious accomodations fully-equipped with convenient amenities. Get inspired to take a stroll around the park or explore the wonders of Stockholm.

NORTHERN LIGHTS MYSTERY TOUR

Oslo, Norway / 1.5 Hours Enjoy panoramic 360º views of Oslo from the upper deck of an open-top bus, and discover some of the city’s most famous landmarks, including the Ibsen Museum, the Royal Palace, Akershus Fortress, the Viking Ship Museum, the Fram & Norwegian Maritime Museum, Vigeland Sculpture Park, Oslo Opera House, and other attractions.

Reykjavik, Iceland / 5 Hours Far from the glow of Reykjavik, join a tour in search of the elusive Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights. From September-April, during clear and cold dark nights, it’s possible to witness one of nature’s most incredible displays swirling and dancing across the sky. (The Northern Lights can only be seen on a clear night; therefore, the tour operator reserves the right to cancel if weather conditions are not favorable).

For additional hotels and sightseeing in this destination please contact your Travel Consultant.

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Burano Island, Venice, Italy

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