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CONTENTS The British Isles............................ 7-26 France...................................... 27-41 Italy.......................................... 42-62 Spain....................................... 64-73 Portugal.................................... 74-77 Greece/Turkey.......................... 78-85

With an emphasis on personal attention and unparalleled expertise, Worldwide Traveler presents an exclusive, hand-selected group of top-of-the-line hotels and resorts in the world’s most desirable destinations that are renowned for their outstanding service, amenities, and locations. It’s the trip of a lifetime. Don’t just dream it – live it!

The Netherlands/Belgium........... 86-90 Germany/Switzerland................ 91-97 The Imperial Cities................... 98-107 Denmark/Sweden.................. 108-111 Europe on Your Own.....................112 Travel Between Cities.....................113 General Conditions.......................115

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Delivering personalized, unbiased, professional service, Worldwide Traveler’s knowledgeable consultants draw upon first-hand experience to craft the perfect vacation for you, and have access to exclusive travel offers thanks to global connections with the best hotels, airlines, and tour companies. This means that Worldwide Traveler delivers the utmost vacation value for your time and money. Worldwide Traveler provides valuable advice and service for the sophisticated traveler looking for luxury tours to exciting destinations throughout the world, including: • South Pacific French Polynesia, Fiji, Cook Islands • Thailand Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Bali • Dubai Abu Dhabi, Oman • China Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, South Korea • Maldives Seychelles, Mauritius • South America Chile, Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Argentina • Australia/New Zealand

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Europe THE ESSENTIAL EUROPE u London: Shop Here, There & Everywhere

Harrods, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Fortnum & Mason, Marks & Spencer, Portobello Road Market, the Oxfam Boutiques: Is there any better city in the world for shopping?

u Paris: The Sidewalk Cafés

The non-touristy sidewalk cafés offer the best coffees and people-watching: La Palette on the bohemian Left Bank, Café Daguerre near the Catacombs, and La Perle in fashionconscious Le Marais.

u Switzerland: Hike ‘n’ Bike

There’s a lot of fresh air and breathtaking scenery – plus 30,000 miles of posted hiking trails and over 5,000 miles of dedicated bike paths in this tiny country.

u Istanbul: Heaven for Hagglers

There are over 5,500 vendors at the city’s Grand Bazaar, and you can negotiate the price on everything from kilims (tapestry-woven rugs) to handbags to leather coats to gold jewelry.

u Dublin: Guinness Goodness

Tour the venerable Guinness Storehouse, see how the legendary stout is brewed, and sip a complimentary pint in the top-floor Gravity Bar, with 360° views over Dublin.

u Berlin: Checkpoint Charlie

Cold War history lives on in a replica guardhouse and border-crossing point between West and East Berlin, where US and Soviet tanks faced off in an epic stare-down.

u Vienna: Learn to Waltz

There are six simple steps to the Viennese Waltz, and you can master them by taking lessons to the strains of Strauss’s “Blue Danube” in the city where it all started.

Stretching from Dublin to Rome, Stockholm to Bucharest, Lisbon to Istanbul, and beyond, Europe is the savvy traveler’s grand destination – traditional and ultra-hip, ancient and futuristic, spanning four dozen countries, it’s a carnival of life unlike any other! When you travel to Europe, you aren’t just exploring its famous places – you’re exploring yourself. With so many experiences spanning so many cultures across so many borders, you’ll find yourself doing things you never dreamed of – or always dreamed of… Plan it or wing it, either way, you’re going to love your own personal Europe.

path, there’s always something new to do – indeed, it would take many lifetimes to cover it all! So it’s a good idea to personalize your first (or next) trip through this network of nations by following your own interests – the arts, food and wine, religion, history, family heritage, nature, sports, shopping – and find out what Europe holds in store for you.

It’s easy to see why Europe is a favorite vacation choice for travelers worldwide: The continent is filled with amazing architecture, outdoor adventures, stimulating art and grand performances, unparalleled cuisine and shopping, compelling museums, religious and historical sites, preserved ruins, stately palaces and castles, colorful festivals, and breathtaking mountains, rivers, and forests.

You don’t have to be a foodie or sit through a seven-course meal to have a truly religious culinary experience. The pleasures of European cuisine can be as simple as:

From the North Sea to the Mediterranean, from the Atlantic to the Adriatic, Europe is a never-ending journey – your own personal journey – with every one of its four dozen countries boasting a historical, cultural, and geographical banquet quite unlike any other continent on the planet. In fact, the biggest issue with traveling in Europe is deciding what you’re going to see and do from among the uncountable options!

• Sipping some port wine at the source – Portugal.

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Explore the Eastern border of Europe in Istanbul – which actually straddles both Europe and Asia – with a boat cruise through the Bosporus Strait.

u Milan: Mangia, Baby!

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Antipasto, crostini, carpaccio, insalata, contoni, formaggio, risotto, and espresso not only taste better in Milan, they sound better too!

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This Europe Is Your Europe Even if you’ve already visited and seen all the top attractions of Europe, plus some off the beaten

• Having a baguette-and-wine picnic on a park bench along the Seine. • Going pub-crawling in Dublin.

• Ordering up a heaping plate of paella in Barcelona. • Hoisting a stein in a Munich beer hall. • Wolfing down some Belgian waffles – in Belgium! You can do all these things and more, because when it comes to dining, Europe has abundant culinary traditions and local specialties that are as different from each other as Sweden is from Sicily. And although the continent overflows with Michelinstarred restaurants (especially in France and Germany), it’s the local cheese shop and the corner patisserie where you’ll engage the mouthwatering, day-in/day-out cuisine beloved by Europeans. You can get even more hard-core by enrolling in a cooking class in Tuscany or Paris!


Retail Therapy It’s only human nature to indulge the urge to “buy a little something” when visiting new and exciting places. Go ahead and pick up a shiny, sparkly bauble for your wrist on the Rue du Marche in Geneva. Let your nose lead you through the Spice Market in Istanbul. Try on some cool leather jeans at the Quadrilatero d’Oro in Milan. Browse for hours through London’s weekly Portobello Road antique market and the massive El Rastro flea market in Madrid. u

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A local chef in Florence can teach you how to shop for and prepare a sumptuous four-course Tuscan feast.

Shopping across Europe’s cities yields treasures ranging from the avant-garde to the perfectly classic. And now more than ever, the adoption of the Euro makes price comparisons easy and removes the cost and inconvenience of changing money. (FYI, there are no limits on what you can buy and take with you when you travel between EU countries, as long as it’s for personal use.)

Pearls of Culture Embrace the opportunity to explore lands of ancient history where you can wander crooked streets in towns that are hundreds of years old and touch buildings that are thousands of years old. Kick along the cobblestones in Prague’s Old Town. Check out the WWII-era underground civilian shelters and bunker complexes of Berlin. You’ll encounter a stunning variety of architectural styles in buildings both public and private: • The Moorish-style Mezquita de Cordoba. • Amsterdam’s colorful canal houses. • The Gothic masterpiece Sainte-Chapelle on Paris’ Ile de la Cite.

• The outlandish Gaudi “sculptures” blanketing Barcelona. • Walter Gropius’ pioneering Bauhaus buildings throughout Germany. And be sure to track down the many amazing modern, postmodern, and expressionist works by Gehry, Meier, Calatrava, Nouvel, and Libeskind, among others. When it comes to the other fine arts and lively arts, Europe is indeed an embarrassment of riches. You can learn to dance the waltz in Vienna, or catch top stars onstage in London’s West End. See da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Michelangelo’s Pieta up close, and dive into contemporary cultural events and “people’s festivals” like the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Berlin’s Love Parade, and Munich’s Oktoberfest. u

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In Dublin, tour the Guinness Storehouse to watch the legendary stout being brewed, or the Old Jameson Distillery to witness the origins of the famed Irish whiskey.

Natural Acts Prepare to get acquainted with an astonishing array of natural landscapes: green plains, fields of flowers, verdant river valleys, snow-topped alpine mountain ranges, shorelines with warm sands, and dramatic cliffs. Take some sun on the beaches of Spain’s gorgeous Costa del Sol or Croatia’s dramatic Adriatic coastline, and stroll among the lakes and woods in Germany’s Black Forest. Hike between cow pastures in the Swiss Alps and on well-worn paths in the Lake District of northwestern England. If that’s not enough, there are also some 360 national parks throughout Europe, magnificently maintained and accessible to all. So many varied experiences, so easy to get around – discover how to make Europe your own!

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Barents Sea

Norwegian Sea

ICELAND

North Atlantic Ocean

NORWAY

FINLAND

SWEDEN Baltic Sea

Oslo

St. Petersburg

Stockholm

U.K. Glasgow Belfast

IRELAND

Moscow Copenhagen

Leeds

Liverpool Cork

DENMARK

Sunderland

Dublin

Limerick

Manchester Leicester

Waterford Birmingham

London

Rotterdam

Hamburg

Amsterdam

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POLAND

Berlin

Warsaw

Brussels

GERMANY

BELGIUM LUX.

Frankfurt

Prague

Paris

FRANCE Bern

Vienna Salzburg

Munich Zurich

AUSTRIA

SWITZERLAND

Bordeaux

Lyon Avignon

Toulouse

Valladolid

PORTUGAL Madrid Lisbon

SPAIN

Monaco Nice Marseille

Genoa

Zagreb

CROATIA

Bologna

Split

Corsica

Rome

Valencia

ITALY

Istanbul

Naples

Sardinia

Granada

Bucharest Black Sea

Florence

Cordoba Seville

ROMANIA

SLOVENIA

Venice

Pisa Barcelona

Budapest

HUNGARY

Geneva

Milan

Krakow

CZECH

Stuttgart

Porto

RUSSIA

North Sea

Edinburgh

TURKEY GREECE

Palermo

Athens Sicily

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Mediterranean Sea

TUNISIA

LIBYA EGYPT

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The British Isles Country cottages and captivating castles, crown jewels and cutting-edge culture… The timeless treasures and modern pleasures of England, Scotland, and Ireland are yours to discover and embrace! FAST FACTS u Language English (also Gaelic in Ireland). u Currency England & Scotland: British Pound Sterling Ireland: Euro. u Average Temperatures (Fº) England: Winter 32-49/Summer 52-73. Scotland: Winter 41-42/Summer 68-77. Ireland: Winter 37-50/Summer 52-70. TIPPING POINTS u Restaurants & Bars Generally a 10-12.5% service charge is added to the bill, especially in hotel restaurants (examine your check carefully to make sure); otherwise tip 10-15% in restaurants and round up in cafés. If you are paying by credit card, you should either leave the tip as cash or, if offered the option, add it onto the bill. (Restaurant staff tend to prefer tips in cash.) There is no tipping in pubs, however you can offer to buy the bartender a drink after a few rounds, though this is not the case in the smarter cocktail bars. u Hotels For porters, tip £1 per piece of luggage. For housekeeping, £1-2 per night at your discretion. For concierge, no tip is expected unless exceptional service is provided. u Taxis Tip taxi drivers 10% or round up. Note: £ (GBP) in England and Scotland, or equivalent € (Euro) in Ireland.

Across the pond from sister city New York, London is all at once historic and contemporary, a place where double-decker busses still rumble past stout pubs, and high-end fashion and gourmet restaurants rub shoulders with the likes of Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. Tour the recreated Globe Theater, sit down to Devonshire tea with clotted cream at Kensington Gardens, and watch the ceremonial Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Outside London, see quaint Stratford-upon-Avon – better known as the birthplace of Shakespeare – and pay a visit to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Venture north to the golfer’s paradise of Scotland and the winding streets of Edinburgh, whose New and Old Towns nestle stately castles set high on rolling hills and serpentine cobbled streets with contemporary dining and modern architecture. To the west, cosmopolitan Glasgow is a highoctane hub of creative diversity and style, with bustling pubs, a thriving music scene, modern art, and high-end shopping second only to London. Beyond the shamrocks and the leprechauns, modern Ireland is more than emerald glens and rural villages. In charmingly compact and eminently walkable Dublin, you can follow the trail of James Joyce’s Ulysses or visit the Guinness Storehouse to sample a glass…or two…of the country’s most famous export. Shop, dine, and visit must-see sites such as Trinity College and the Guinness brewery. Ruggedly sophisticated Galway has more than 50 venues for the lively arts, sandy beaches, waterfront museums, and lazy pubs brimming crowded with locals.

u The Write Stuff The British Isles have given the world some of its most famous authors, musicians, and performers, including: Shakespeare, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jane Austen, James Joyce, U2, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones.

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Escorted Tours CORNERS OF CORNWALL

Day 5: West Cornwall

Day 1: Cotswolds

7 Days/6 Nights

Experience stunning scenery and wide seaside vistas on the coastal drive to Land’s End. In the old fishing town of St Ives, sample rich ice-creams, Cornish pasties, and Atlantic crab and oysters. Journey through a landscape of tiny Iron Age fields bounded by stone walls. Explore the fishing village of Mousehole, and stroll around the tiny harbor.

Explore Oxford and Christ Church College, once the home of Lewis Carroll and location for the Harry Potter films. After a guided walk of the city, enjoy lunch and wander through the lovely villages and towns of the Cotswold Hills.

Tour Includes: • 6 nights charming hotel accommodation • Driver/guide companion • Mercedes mini-coach transportation throughout • Full English breakfast daily • 3x local evening meals • Seafood lunch at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant, Padstow • Entrance fees

Day 6: Dartmoor Continue on to the rugged north coast of Cornwall. Visit the picturesque fishing village of Port Isaac and other coastal towns. The tour stops in Padstow for lunch at The Seafood Restaurant, Rick Stein’s flagship eatery. Head inland across windswept hills to Dartmoor and overnight accommodations. Day 7: London Explore the high lanes and sunken lanes of Devon’s Dartmoor, keeping your eyes open for the wild ponies and roaming sheep that have right-of-way on many of the roads. Finally, visit the cathedral city of Wells to explore local shops and enjoy a coffee before returning to London.

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Day 1: Dorset/Lyme Regis Depart from London and travel by comfortable Mercedes mini-coach to the West Country and Salisbury, home to one of England’s most magnificent cathedrals. Follow the old Roman road to Dorchester and the prehistoric settlement of Maiden Hill. Drive along the UNESCO World Heritage “Jurassic Coast” to Lyme Regis, an unspoiled seaside resort familiar to moviegoers from The French Lieutenant’s Woman. Day 2: Devon/South Cornwall Continue to Devon, stopping off (if time permits) at the magnificent Buckfast Abbey, then on to the gorgeous Cornish coast. Visit the quaint fishing village of Polperro, followed by the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Continue along the Cornish coast down country roads to accommodations. Day 3: West Cornwall Visit the fascinating and historical St Michael’s Mount to discover the medieval castle and delve into the island’s past, or take a small boat to the island from the little Cornish town of Marazion. Continue to the lovely Gardens of Trebah and to Cornwall’s largest fortress, Pendennis Castle. COLOUR

Day 4: West Cornwall

Salisbury Port Isaac Padstow West Cornwall

Dartmoor

Drive across the Vale of Evesham to Worcester. Visit the tomb of the infamous King John. Continue north to quaint Much Wenlock, followed by Ironbridge, cradle of the Industrial Revolution and a World Heritage Site. Drive across lush dairy country to historic Chester. Day 3: Chester Cross the border into Wales to Snowdonia National Park – full of mountains, valleys forests, and lakes – reputed to be the resting place of King Arthur. In the afternoon, visit Conwy, the most complete walled town in Britain. Day 4: York Explore the medieval walled village of Chester, its ancient Roman amphitheatre, and its unique and historic Rows. Cross the Pennine Hills to the Brontë family parsonage before arriving in York. Day 5: York Take a guided tour of York, including the medieval Minster, the city walls, York Castle Museum, Clifford’s Tower, and the Shambles. Wander through winding pedestrian streets, and bend an elbow in one of the historic pubs. Day 6: Lake District

Devon

HIGHLIGHTS OF BRITAIN 8 Days/7 Nights Tour Includes: • 7 nights charming hotel accommodation • Driver/guide companion • Mercedes mini-coach transportation throughout • Full English breakfast daily • 4x evening meals • Entrance fees

Travel to Whitby to see its famous Abbey, as well as its maze of alleyways and narrow streets. View the scenic Yorkshire Dales and the pretty valley of Swaledale with its miles of Viking-era dry-stone walls before arriving in the Lake District. Day 7: Lake District Explore the Lake District’s dramatic countryside and quaint villages, including Grasmere, where the life of the poet William Wordsworth is celebrated at Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum. Day 8: Edinburgh Travel north to Scotland and its Border and Lowland country, the once-lawless region of “Border Reivers” immortalized by novelist Walter Scott. Visit the writer’s romantic home at Abbotsford before continuing to Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Abbotsford

SCOTLAND

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Explore historic Falmouth on the west side of warm gray 5C – 0/5/10/29 the famous Carrick Roads natural harbor. Visit the National Maritime Museum and Falmouth Art Gallery, take a short ride tocountry St. Mawes Landferry of surrounding – 50% warm gray Castle, or, alternatively, a short train ride alongside Land of featured country – 30% warm gray the Restronguet Creek and Fal River to Cornwall’s capital city of Truro. Water (incl. lakes) – 30% gogo blue

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The Lake District

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Conway Castle

District/Area (use sparingly) – 100% warm gray 0.7pt dotted stroke Snowdonia National Park

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Black triangle with ‘landmark text’ Black star (usage eg. Uluru, Niagara Falls)

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Escorted Tours 4-DAY HEART OF ENGLAND 4 Days/3 Nights

IRELAND – A HUNDRED THOUSAND WELCOMES

Tour Includes:

12 Days/11 Nights

• 3 nights charming hotel accommodation • Driver/guide companion • Mercedes mini-coach transportation • Full English breakfast daily • 2x local evening meals • Entrance fees

Tour Includes: • 11 nights charming hotel accommodation • Driver/guide companion • Mercedes mini-coach transportation • Full Irish breakfast daily • 5x evening meals • Entrance fees

Day 5: Galway Drive to the 18th-century town of Westport in County Mayo, then to Connemara via scenic back roads. Visit Roundstone, a picturesque fishing village, and the cottage of Patrick Pearce, leader of the 1916 uprising. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the city of Galway. Day 6: Galway Enjoy free time in Galway City, and make the most of its shopping alleyways, cathedral, waterfront, and pubs. There is an optional excursion to the Aran Islands, an area of outstanding beauty. Day 7: Galway/Dingle Visit some traditional Galway Bay harbors, and tour through the lunar-like landscape of the Burren, including a stop at the prehistoric Poulnabrone Portal Tomb. A visit to the Cliffs of Moher is followed by a delicious Irish dinner. Day 8: Killarney/Dingle Explore the Dingle Peninsula and its ancient churches, forts, local arts centers, and beautiful beaches. Highlights include a visit to the Louis Mulcahy pottery studio. Enjoy free time in Dingle.

Day 1: Cotswolds Travel by comfortable Mercedes mini-coach through the beautiful English countryside to Oxford, with its golden-stone buildings, “dreaming spires,” and Christ Church College. Have lunch in a local pub before visiting Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Winston Churchill. Traverse gentle, timeless hills on the way to accommodation in a beautiful Cotswolds town.

Day 9: Blarney See the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks mountains, then take the mountain road to enchanting Kenmare. Next, journey over spectacular Healy Pass to Bantry Bay and Bantry House, renowned for its formal gardens and bay views. Continue to Blarney, where you can kiss the famous Blarney Stone.

Day 2: Cotswolds Visit Stratford-upon-Avon to explore Shakespeare’s birth and his final resting place, Holy Trinity Church. After a short drive to his wife Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, meander through honey-colored villages and towns lined with atmospheric churches and traditional country inns.

Day 10: Blarney

Day 3: Bath

Day 1: Newcastle Area

Visit the picture-perfect village of Lacock, recognizable from countless movies and TV shows that have used it for location filming. Continue to the splendid Georgian city of Bath, full of stunning architecture, natural hot springs, and numerous bars and restaurants. The evening is at leisure.

From Dublin, journey by comfortable Mercedes mini-coach to the Newgrange prehistoric site, followed by the site of the Battle of the Boyne. Continue to the Hill of Tara and a drive through the Mountains of Mourne.

Day 4: Stonehenge/Windsor Castle

On this morning tour of Belfast, pass the Titanic Quarter, and drive through both sides of this divided city. Visit the Giant’s Causeway, then proceed to your hotel on the Northern Ireland coast.

Travel across Salisbury Plain to visit the great mystical construction at Stonehenge, then proceed to the city of Salisbury, home to the original Magna Carta. Visit the world’s largest occupied and oldest garrisoned fortress, Windsor Castle, official residence of the Queen. Stratford-upon-Avon

ENGLAND Blenheim Palace

Windsor Castle Lacock Bath Stonehenge Salisbury

Day 3: North Irish Coast/Derry

Day 11: Kilkenny Visit The Rock of Cashel, a site of medieval ruins overlooking the plains of Tipperary. Next, travel to Kilkenny and wander the 19th-century castle, the 13th-century St Canice’s Cathedral, Rothe House, and Black Abbey. Day 12: Dublin Cross the Wicklow Mountains to Glendalough, one of the best preserved monastic sites in Ireland. From Sally Gap, proceed to the Powerscourt Estate, with its beautiful formal gardens and views of Sugar Loaf Mountain, before arriving back in Dublin.

Take a guided walk along the ancient city walls of Derry and visit Grianan Aileach, an Iron Age fort offering stunning views. Drive through Buncrana and the Mamore Gap mountain pass to the Isle of Doagh.

Giant’s Causeway Donegal

London

Visit the Ulster American Folk Park, which examines the emigration of Ulster men and women to the New World. Stop in Belleek, home to Ireland’s oldest pottery, and pass through County Fermanagh, along the shores of Lough Erne, to County Sligo and W.B. Yeats country.

Derry

Belfast

Sligo

Day 4: Sligo

Oxford Cotswolds

Day 2: North Irish Coast/Belfast

Visit the harbor of Kinsale, one of the prettiest in Ireland, and explore its fascinating history, still alive in two forts as well as a tower house. Travel to the city of Cork and visit the 19th-century Cork Gaol.

Newcastle

Westport

Irish Sea

Connemara Atlantic Ocean

Galway

IRELAND Moher Killarney Kenmare Bantry Bay

Dublin

Kilkenny

Blarney Castle Cork Kinsale

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London Sightseeing London

ROYAL LONDON

CITY OF LONDON

London

MAJESTIC LONDON

This royal tour of London takes you on a guided journey through the city’s historic landmarks. See the Houses of Parliament and Parliament Square, Westminster Abbey (where the recent marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton took place), Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, and Buckingham Palace, where you will be able to see the legendary Changing of the Guard.

Explore historic London on this revealing guided afternoon tour of the city. Take a trip to 17th-century St. Paul’s Cathedral, where Charles and Diana were married, and see the magnificent Crown Jewels on a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Tower of London. Afterwards, enjoy a scenic cruise on London’s Thames River.

Spend the day discovering London’s most popular attractions and historical monuments on this guided city tour. Highlights include Parliament Square, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London, and a cruise on the Thames River. There’s also the option to enjoy lunch at a traditional London pub.

London

London

London

SALISBURY, STONEHENGE & BATH

WINDSOR CASTLE, STONEHENGE & BATH

LEEDS CASTLE, CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL

Classic Tour of London’s West Country on this full-day guided coach and walking tour. Explore the over 750-year-old Salisbury Cathedral and see one of only four surviving original copies of the Magna Carta. Afterwards, pay a visit to ancient Stonehenge, and see the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, including its ancient Roman Baths and Pump Room.

Take a journey 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 take a tour of its formal State Apartments and St. George’s Chapel. Travel to mysterious Stonehenge and the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath, where you can see the historic Roman baths.

Discover the highlights of scenic Kent, “the garden of England,” on this full-day trip from London. Enjoy a private viewing of historic Leeds Castle before heading to Canterbury, birthplace of playwright Christopher Marlowe. Explore Canterbury Cathedral, the pilgrimage site that inspired Geoffery Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, and see the famed White Cliffs of Dover.

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London

London

WARWICK CASTLE, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

This full-day guided trip from London will take you to explore the charming Cotswolds, named one of England’s 35 “Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.” Journey to medieval Warwick Castle, tour Shakespeare’s birthplace and Stratford-upon-Avon, stroll venerable Oxford, and see Christ Church College, where scenes from the Harry Potter movies were filmed.

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WINDSOR CASTLE, STONEHENGE & OXFORD

This full-day escorted tour invites you 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 engineering genius – and utter mystery – of Stonehenge’s stone circle. And take a guided walking tour of the world’s most famous college, learn about its enduring traditions, and enjoy a treat in a charming tea shop in the heart of Oxford.

OXFORD & CAMBRIDGE

Stroll the streets of England’s most well-known university towns on this invigorating full-day trip. Tour historic Oxford, home to the English-speaking world’s oldest university, and see Bodleian Library, one of Europe’s oldest libraries. Continue on to visit Christ Church College, and enjoy a walk through Cambridge to see the Bridge of Sighs and tour the King’s College chapel.


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STONEHENGE AT SUNRISE OR SUNSET

London

SALISBURY STONEHENGE & BATH

London

WINDSOR CASTLE STONEHENGE & OXFORD

This full-day guided tour from London will take you to experience three of the country’s most historic landmarks. Visit Windsor Castle, the oldest continually occupied castle in the world, enjoy a walking tour of scenic Oxford with a visit to Christ Church College, and wonder at ancient Stonehenge with private access viewing either at sunrise to start your tour, or at sunset to complete your day.

Select Tour Discover the ancient monument that has mystified historians for centuries on this full-day guided tour to Salisbury, Stonehenge, and Bath. Enjoy free time to explore Salisbury before making a stop at prehistoric Stonehenge. Your day will end with a walking tour of picturesque Bath, where you have the option to visit the city’s Roman Baths and Pump Room. Entry fees are not included.

Select Tour Discover Windsor Castle, the oldest inhabited castle in the world, still an official residence of Queen Elizabeth II. Explore the great and ancient stone circle of Stonehenge, one of the world’s enduring mysteries, cloaked forever in intense debate over its purpose. Then visit Oxford, home to the world’s most famous university. Take a walking tour to see Christ Church College, the Bodleian Library, and the Sheldonian Theater. Entry fees are not included.

London

London

London

BLENHEIM PALACE & THE ENCHANTING COTSWOLDS

WARWICK CASTLE, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

LEEDS CASTLE, CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL

Select Tour Pay a visit to the birthplace of Winston Churchill, the monumental Blenheim Palace, on this full-day escorted trip. Tour the palace’s manicured gardens and opulent Palace State Rooms before traveling to the quaint villages of Bibury, Burford, and Bourton-on-the-Water, where you will have the option to enjoy a traditional lunch. Entry fees are not included.

Select Tour Medieval Warwick Castle, perched cliff-top above the scenic River Avon, is your first stop on this full-day tour from London. After an optional interior visit, see Stratford-upon -Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, and take a walking tour of Oxford, “City of Dreaming Spires.” Here, you will have the option to visit Christ Church College, where scenes from the Harry Potter movies were filmed. Entry fees are not included.

Select Tour The immortal White Cliffs of Dover have inspired poets and songwriters for centuries, drawn to their stark beauty and historic significance. See the cliffs, along with storybook Leeds Castle, ancient Canterbury, and famous Canterbury Cathedral on this full-day combination coach and walking tour from London. Entry fees are not included.

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LIVERPOOL & THE BEATLES

This full-day unescorted day trip begins with a rail journey from London to the historic city of Liverpool, birthplace of the Beatles. The “Magical Mystery Tour” bus takes you to all the major landmarks in the lives of the Fab Four, including their homes, schools, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields, and other significant spots. The day ends at the famous Cavern Club, where Brian Epstein discovered the band.

EDINBURGH, THE CAPITAL CITY OF SCOTLAND

Take a rail journey from London to the historic city of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital and most popular tourist destination, on this full-day unescorted tour. Visit the Old Town quarter, the Scotch Whisky Heritage Center, the gloriously intricate Scott Monument, the Palace of Holyrood House, and the new Scottish Parliament building. Hop on and off the open-air sightseeing bus as often as you like. The tour also includes entrance to Edinburgh Castle.

LAKE DISTRICT

Discover the world of Beatrix Potter on this full-day tour from London to the scenic Lake District. Take a spectacular cruise on Lake Coniston, and visit the medieval village of Hawkshead. Make a pilgrimage to Hill Top Farm (except Fridays), home of Beatrix Potter and the inspiration for so many of her characters. Visit Wray Castle, built in 1840 in Gothic Revival style, overlooking Lake Windermere. Enjoy classic afternoon tea at the Lindeth Howe Country Hotel.

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London Sightseeing London

SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE THEATRE

Visit London’s Globe Theatre, a meticulous recreation of the 17th-century theater used to stage some of Shakespeare’s most renowned plays, where interactive displays and live demonstrations will make history come alive. On days when touring is not permitted inside the Globe, visitors will tour The Rose, where playwright Christopher Marlow created his finest works.

London

THE LONDON PASS

See more and save more with the London Sightseeing Pass, giving you entry to your choice of over 55 of the city’s top attractions! Top sites include the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Thames River cruise, London Zoo, Windsor Castle, and many more. Save time with fast-track entry at some of London’s most popular attractions. The pass is available in 1-, 2-, 3- and 6-day options.

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RIVER RED ROVER

See and experience London from the relaxed comfort of a modern, all-weather sightseeing boat. Open-air decks and panoramic windows allow myriad photographic opportunities of the most famous London sights. Cruises depart from Westminster, London Eye, Tower, and Greenwich piers every 30 minutes. Light refreshments and snacks are available throughout the day, and in summer, into the evening. Hop on and off any scheduled City Cruises boat all day.

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EDF ENERGY LONDON EYE

At 443 feet, the EDF Energy 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.

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ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL

St. Paul’s Cathedral, whose famous dome dominates London’s skyline, is England’s architectural masterpiece and place of national celebration. There is so much to see and do at St. Paul’s – The Crypt, The Monuments, The Art, The Whispering Gallery, and one of the best views in London from the Golden Gallery. Use a touchscreen multimedia guide, join a guided tour, or enter an immersive film experience. Visit St. Paul’s, and discover more than you would expect.


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London Hotels Belgravia

THE GORING

Overlooking the private gardens, this award-winning, family-owned property is perfectly placed near London’s premier attractions. Individually designed guest rooms and suites reflect elegant English style. The dining and private rooms thrive on their reputation for delivering the very best English dishes, served with style and flair.

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Features • 69 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar/Lounge/Terrace • 24-Hour Lounge/Bar Service • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Complimentary Gym & Pool Pass • Wi-Fi Throughout • Child-Friendly Tube Stop: Victoria

Kensington

THE MILESTONE HOTEL

This intimate hotel, set in a meticulously restored Victorian mansion across the street from Kensington Palace, puts the accent on attentive service. Individually decorated guest rooms have English country-house ambiance, plush beds, and marble baths, some with Jacuzzis. The ornate Cheneston’s restaurant has a 400-label wine list. See our ad on page 19

More palace than hotel, this Belle Époque property has an impressive ratio of two staff members to each guest room to ensure the highest levels of personal service and comfort. Spacious rooms and suites have antique furnishings and overlook famous Piccadilly. Don’t miss the traditional afternoon tea, served in the gorgeous Palm Court.

This recently refurbished hotel welcomes you into luxurious accommodations in the heart of fashionable Kensington, overlooking Kensington Palace and Hyde Park. Stylish guest rooms have premium bedding and London views. Dine in two acclaimed restaurants overlooking Kensington Gardens, and rejuvenate with a hot stone massage in the spa.

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Features • 394 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/3 Bars • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Spa & Health Club • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe/Bathrobes Tube Stop: High Street Kensington

Westminster

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Features • 69 AC Rooms & Suites/6 Apartments • 2 Restaurants/Bar/Lounge • 24-Hour Butler Service/24-Hour Room Service • Indoor Heated Resistance Pool • Spa/Fitness Center • Wi-Fi Throughout • iPod & Bose Docking Station in Room Tube Stop: High Street Kensington

Piccadilly

THE RITZ LONDON

ROYAL GARDEN HOTEL

THE ROYAL HORSEGUARDS

Recent winner of the prestigious accolade of AA London Hotel of the Year 2010-11, this historic Victorian Gothic hotel graces the banks of the Thames, with Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Charing Cross, and Big Ben all within walking distance. One Twenty-One Two bar-restaurant has long been a haunt of Members of Parliament.

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Features • 281 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • 24-Hour Room Service & Concierge • Fitness Center • Complimentary In-Room Wireless Internet Access Tube Stop: Embankment

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Features • 136 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar/Palm Court (formal dress required) • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • kidz@theritz Program • Robe & Slippers/Pillow Menu/Mini-Bar Tube Stop: Green Park

THE CHESTERFIELD MAYFAIR

Modern convenience blends with the old-school atmosphere of an English gentlemen’s club at this Georgian-style hotel. Elegant guest rooms provide comfort and luxury with heated floors and marble baths. An intimate and graceful oasis, Butler’s Restaurant is known for its Dover Sole and other traditional British specialties. See our ad on page 19

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Features • 107 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar/Conservatory • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Wi-Fi Throughout • Coffee & Tea Maker/Mineral Water • Bathrobes & Slippers/Turndown Service Tube Stop: Green Park

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London Hotels Marble Arch

THE CUMBERLAND

The gleaming 1930s façade of this grand hotel reflects the striking minimalism of its interior spaces. Guest rooms are individually styled and display personalized works of art. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes brings his Michelin-starred expertise to Rhodes W1, a cosmopolitan brasserie serving a modern fusion of European and British cuisines.

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Features • 1,019 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Breakfast Room/2 Bars/ Coffee Bar • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Fitness Center • Plasma TV/Refrigerator/Coffee & Tea Maker • Robes/Power Showers Tube Stop: Marble Arch

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This intimate, award-winning property overlooks the Royal Mews Buckingham Palace and delivers uncompromising personal service. Fresh flowers and twice-daily maid service brighten elegant guest rooms, which have a striking black-and-white theme, mahogany furniture, marble baths, and the latest connectivity tech including free Wi-Fi. See our ad on page 19

Located in Victoria, this landmark hotel has recently been completely renovated. Enjoy authentic Cantonese cuisine at Grand Imperial, or for a more informal dining experience, sit down to classically British fare at the Brasserie. Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Mayfair, and Belgrave Square Gardens are within easy walking distance.

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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 American cherry wood paneling, plus views of the city or award-winning private gardens. Knightsbridge’s fashionable shopping is minutes away.

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Features • 154 AC Rooms • Restaurant/Bar • Concierge/Room Service • Fitness Center/Spa Services • Free Internet Access (Internet Lounge & Wi-Fi) • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe • Coffee & Tea Maker/Robes & Slippers Tube Stop: Earl’s Court

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Features • 28 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Lounge • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Pet-Friendly • iPod & Docking Station in Room • Complimentary Snack Pantry • Plush Bathrobes & Slippers Tube Stop: Victoria

Westminster

THE GROSVENOR

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LE MERIDIEN PICCADILLY

A landmark in Piccadilly Circus, this contemporary and stimulating retreat in the heart of London’s lively West End embodies the true fusion of culture, art, design, fashion, and cuisine. Large guest rooms have traditional Regency or Edwardian style, plus great neighborhood views through double French doors.

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Features • 267 Rooms & Suites/Club Rooms & Lounge • Restaurant/Bar/Lounge • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Indoor Pool/Sauna/Jacuzzi/Fitness Center • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe/Tea & Coffee • Robe & Slippers Tube Stop: Piccadilly Circus

Bloomsbury

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Features • 348 Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Bar & Lounge • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Wireless Internet Access • Refrigerator/In-Room Safe • Coffee & Tea Maker Tube Stop: Victoria

THE MONTAGUE ON THE GARDENS

This intimate hotel, formerly a row of 1830s Georgian townhouses, evokes the ambiance of a fine country manor home. Plush guest rooms are individually decorated with period antiques and works of art, and the wood deck and terrace are perfect for alfresco dining. On most evenings, jazz music flows from the Terrace Bar. See our ad on page 19

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Features • 100 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar/Alfresco Dining • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Fitness Room/Sauna/Steam Room/Massage • Wi-Fi Throughout • Robes & Slippers/Turndown Service • Coffee & Tea Maker/Mineral Water Tube Stop: Russell Square


London Hotels Westminster

THE RUBENS AT THE PALACE

This hotel is as close to Buckingham Palace as you’ll get, unless you’re related to the royal family! The one-time hostelry for palace debutantes embodies traditional English hospitality. Bold fabrics, dark wood, and heavy drapes lend a regal touch to the rooms. The menu at Old Masters’ emphasizes prime beef and hearty breakfasts. See our ad on page 19

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Features • 161 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Bar/Lounge • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Wi-Fi Throughout • Coffee & Tea Maker/Mineral Water • In-Room Entertainment System Tube Stop: Victoria

Mayfair

SHERATON PARK LANE HOTEL

This Piccadilly hotel is a monument to the Art Deco era, from the lobby’s tony paneling to the marble fireplaces and baths. Tastefully decorated guest rooms have high ceilings, separate sitting areas, and views of Mayfair or Green Park. The prestigious Palm Court lounge serves informal lunch as well as classic English afternoon tea.

The West End’s many attractions are easily reached from this modern hotel overlooking Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Settle in to spacious guest rooms with outstanding views over Hyde Park. It’s worth making time to dine at The Brasserie, which serves a range of international and regional dishes.

A glamorous 1930s ambiance infuses this Art Deco gem overlooking Hyde Park. Newly renovated guest rooms and suites, among the largest in central London, have marble baths. Nostalgia is on tap at the Glenn Miller Bar, which serves drinks against a backdrop of the legendary bandleader’s memorabilia.

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Features • 692 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar/Coffee Shop • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Fitness Center • Wi-Fi Throughout • Mini-Bar/Refrigerator/Coffee & Tea Maker/ In-Room Safe Tube Stop: Marble Arch

Westminster

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Features • 303 Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Breakfast Room/Bar • Traditional Afternoon Tea in Palm Court Lounge • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • In-Room Spa Treatments/24-Hour Fitness Center • Sheraton Sweet SleeperSM Bed • Robes & Slippers/Mini-Bar Tube Stop: Green Park

Bayswater

THISTLE KENSINGTON GARDENS

THISTLE MARBLE ARCH

THISTLE WESTMINSTER HOTEL

Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, and King’s Road shopping are just a few blocks from this conveniently located hotel. Spacious, soundproof guest rooms have contemporary décor with traditional touches. Dine in comfort at Brasseria Restaurant, which specializes in British and European cuisines, and has an extensive wine list.

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Features • 134 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Wi-Fi Throughout • Trouser Press/In-Room Safe • Coffee & Tea Maker Tube Stop: Victoria

Tower Hill

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Features • 175 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Lounge/Bar • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Internet Access in Room/Wi-Fi in Public Areas • Mini-Bar/Refrigerator/In-Room Safe • Coffee & Tea Maker Tube Stop: Queensway

THE TOWER

Inspired by the slow roll of the River Thames just outside, this modern hotel provides a feeling of serenity and peace away from the bustle of London and the City. Spacious guest rooms have traditional décor, Elemis bath amenities, and stunning views of some of London’s famous landmarks, including Tower Bridge and St. Katharine’s Dock.

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Features • 801 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Bar • Executive Lounge • 24-Hour Concierge & Room Service • Fitness Center Tube Stop: Tower Hill

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Outside London Hotels Tewkesbury

Liverpool

HILTON PUCKRUP HALL

Championship golf, a world-class spa, and postcard-perfect surroundings lure guests to this elegant hotel on the edge of the gorgeous Cotswolds countryside, set in 140 acres of parkland. Guest rooms, many in the original Regency mansion, have traditional style and garden or golf course views, some through floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Features • 112 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/2 Bars • 24-Hour Room Service • Indoor Heated Pool/Jacuzzi/Sauna/Steam Room • Escape Spa/Fitness Center/Massage Services/ Aerobics • 18-Hole, Par-70 Golf Course

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Features • 73 Rooms • Restaurant/2 Bars • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Wireless Internet Access • Fitness Center Nearby ($)

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Features • 225 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/2 Bars • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Wi-Fi Internet Access

HILTON YORK

Set inside the ancient city walls of York, this unique hotel is just a short walk from York Minster cathedral, York Dungeon, and other major attractions. Spacious guest rooms have the latest entertainment amenities and city views. Tower’s Restaurant serves regional cuisine and continental fare, plus views of Clifford’s Tower.

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Features • 131 Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Bar • Concierge • 24-Hour Room Service • Pet-Friendly

Bath

SUMMER LODGE COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL

Set amid picturesque Dorsetshire countryside in the pretty village of Evershot, this charming Relais & Châteaux boutique property ranks among the finest country house hotels in England. Individually decorated guest rooms have traditional style and the latest tech amenities. Wine Spectator applauds the wine cellar as one of the world’s best.

Liverpool’s major attractions, including The Beatles Story museum, are within easy walking distance of this modern high-rise hotel, set along the city’s famous Dock Front, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Newly renovated rooms have contemporary style and the latest tech amenities. The open-air Vu Bar offers a sweeping eyeful of the River Mersey.

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A magnificent example of authentic Tudor style, this historic hotel dates from the 1400s and would not look out of place in any of the Bard’s plays! Guest rooms – named in honor of Shakespeare’s characters – have amazing original period design. The Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Shakespeare Monument are nearby.

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BEST WESTERN ABBEY HOTEL

The famous Thermae Spa, Roman Baths, and Bath Abbey are within walking distance of this historic Georgian hotel, originally built in the 1740s as a wealthy merchant’s home. Guest rooms have elegant traditional style and furnishings. After sightseeing, head to the Lounge Bar for a pint of traditional Bath ale amid a relaxed atmosphere.

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Scotland Sightseeing Scotland

HISTORIC SCOTLAND EXPLORER PASS

Edinburgh

SCOTCH WHISKY HERITAGE CENTRE

Edinburgh

GHOSTS & GHOULS WALKING TOUR

A Historic Explorer Pass offers an easy and money-saving way to see many of the country’s top visitor attractions. A three-day pass offers admission to 75 of Scotland’s most iconic tourist hotspots, including Edinburgh, Stirling, and Urquhart castles.

Become part of the whisky making process as you tour Edinburgh’s Scotch Whisky Heritage Center. Take a barrel ride through a replica distillery, explore the different aromas and tastes of Scotland’s diverse whisky regions, and tour the world’s largest collection of Scotch whiskies – the Diageo Claive Vidiz Scotch Whisky Collection.

Horrific murders, ghastly torture, sinister tales of witchcraft – a haunting legacy plagues Edinburgh’s Old Town, where restless spirits are said to roam the streets. Investigate the city’s shadowy underground vaults, which local legends claim may have been once held the victims of infamous body snatchers Burke and Hare.

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ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA

FAMOUS GROUSE EXPERIENCE

DA VINCI CODE AND THE BORDERS

Visit the Royal Yacht Britannica, 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 Britannica, “Scotland’s leading visitor-friendly attraction.”

Get in the spirit with a visit to Scotland’s oldest working distillery. See first-hand how the famed Glenturret single malt is made, and learn how various whiskies are married to create The Famous Grouse, one of Scotland’s most beloved whiskeys.

Tour the Scottish Borders to learn the truth about the Holy Grail, and visit locations made famous by Dan Brown’s best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code on this intimate, fullday trip. You’ll hear the true history of the famous Rosslyn Chapel and visit historic Melrose to stroll Border Abbey, which is said to hold connections to the Knights Templar.

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Glasgow

LOCH LOMOND NATIONAL PARK

Spend a day in the land of Scottish hero William Wallace, made famous in the film Braveheart, in this dramatic tour. Take in medieval Stirling Castle, the blanketing forests of Loch Lomond National Park, and the isolated beauty of Loch Lomond’s north east banks.

LOCH NESS, GLENCOE & THE HIGHLANDS

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.

GLASGOW HOP-ON/HOP-OFF

Vibrant and exciting Glasgow boasts excellent museums, art galleries, beautiful parks and buildings, great shopping, and tons of pubs, cafés, and nightclubs. Board a bright red open-top bus for a fully guided tour of all the main sights, including the Gothic cathedral, the new Riverside Museum, the recently restored Kelvingrove Art Galleries, and University of Glasgow, home of the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery as well as the Mackintosh House.

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Scotland Hotels Edinburgh

Inverness

SHERATON GRAND HOTEL & SPA, EDINBURGH

This hotel offers guests that little bit extra, from the warmth of the welcome and the stunning One Spa to the inspirational views of Edinburgh Castle. Bright, spacious, and inviting, new guest rooms blend contemporary comfort and subtly Scottish materials with cutting-edge technology, featuring mood lighting, Bluetooth media hubs, and glass-walled bathrooms.

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You have easy access to Inverness Castle, Castle Cawdor, Loch Ness, and the magnificent Scottish Highlands from this modern hotel located just outside Inverness city center. After sightseeing, retreat to contemporary guest rooms with the latest tech amenities. Cromarty Restaurant serves traditional favorites and modern European dishes.

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This modern, family-friendly hotel is conveniently located in the center of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, within easy walking distance of Edinburgh Castle and many of the city’s major attractions. Retreat to spacious guest rooms with contemporary style, the latest tech and entertainment amenities, and city views.

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Features • 118 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • 24-Hour Room Service • Indoor Pool/Spa Tub/Sauna/Steam Room • Fitness Center/Yoga/Aerobics

THISTLE GLASGOW

Attentive service and a location in the heart of Glasgow’s shopping and nightlife district attract vacationers to this hotel. Guest rooms are exceptionally large, and the Otium Health & Leisure Club is equipped with a pool, sauna, and steam room. Annlann Restaurant serves British and European dishes in contemporary surroundings.

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JURYS INN EDINBURGH

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Glasglow

THE ROYAL TERRACE HOTEL EDINBURGH

Nestled in a prestigious row of Georgian townhouses on a quiet tree-lined street, this luxury boutique hotel puts you right in the heart of historic Edinburgh, close to Princes Street and George Street shopping. Spacious guest rooms have contemporary décor and views of the manicured gardens or overlooking the Firth of Forth.

THISTLE INVERNESS

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Features • 300 AC Rooms • 2 Restaurants/Bar/Coffee Shop • Room Service • Health Club/Sauna/Steam Room • Swimming Pool/Spa Pool

Fife

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BALBIRNIE HOUSE HOTEL

There may be no property more striking than this 14th-century Georgian country manor house, surrounded by a 400-acre park in the village of Markinch. Spacious, individually designed guest rooms have magnificent views over the gardens. The Therapy Room soothes with Reiki, aromatherapy, and hot stone, Thai, and Swedish massage.

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Back Roads Touring Kent & London

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW

HEART OF ENGLAND

London – Edinburgh

HIGHLIGHTS OF BRITAIN

7 Days/6 Nights The theme is Gardens. Beautiful and awe-inspiring, this small group tour will visit several exquisite gardens in some of England’s most stately homes and castles. Starting with the Chelsea Flower Show, highlights will include the RHS Gardens of Wisley, Scotney Castle, Groombrige Place, and Hever Castle.

4 Days/3 Nights Visit the Cotswolds with its rolling countryside and quaint, charming towns reminiscent of a by-gone era. You’ll stay in traditional and unique accommodations and savor delicious evening meals. Highlights include visits to Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Stonehenge, and Windsor Castle.

8 Days/7 Nights Discover some of the most coveted countryside in all of England and Scotland. Explore medieval cities, gothic cathedrals, Roman ruins, Viking artifacts, and cobbled Tudor Streets. You’ll visit Britain’s “nicest town” and see the reputed resting place of King Arthur. Highlights include Oxford, Snowdonia, Lakes District, York, Richmond Castle, and Edinburgh.

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Wales

Ireland

A SCOTTISH JOURNEY

THE RED DRAGON OF WALES

IRELAND – A HUNDRED THOUSAND WELCOMES

7 Days/6 Nights Scotland is a land of many contrasts and a very long history. Be enthralled by the rugged landscape, breathtaking lochs, majestic hills covered with heather, ancient ruins, and fortified castles. You’ll stay in traditional accommodations that reflect the rich Celtic history and culture. Highlights include the Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, Dunvegan Castle, St. Andrews, and Dunfermline Abbey.

6 Days/5 Nights Welsh culture and its historic roots come alive on this trip. A history of colour-full Celtic and Viking past make up the quaint seaside and historic castle towns. Its stunning coastline, lofty peaks, spectacular waterfalls, and dramatic lakes all make this an incredible journey. Highlights include Snowdonia National Park, St. Fagan’s Museum, Caenarfon and Conwy Castles, Powis Castle, and Big Pit.

12 Days/11 Nights Explore the heart of Ireland on a fascinating tour that combines the best-known icons of the Emerald Isle and local lesser known gems. Take a journey through this charismatic country, steeped in history, offering wild open vistas, spectacular coastlines of towering cliffs, pristine sandy beaches and picturesque local villages. Highlights include meeting locals, Ulster American Folk Park, Giant’s Causeway, Derry, the Burren, and the Cliffs of Moher.

France

France

Italy (Rome to Milan)

LA BELLE FRANCE

9 Days/8 Nights Rich in culture and history, this small group tour will give you a taste of France from its quaint villages, magnificent chateaux, art and culture, and delectable wines, to historic battles won and lost. As you experience all the sites, you’ll stay in charming and distinctive accommodations. Highlights include Monet’s Garden, Normandy Beaches, Mont St-Michel, Chateau Villandry, Chateau d’Usse, and Azay-le-Rideau.

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D-DAY BATTLE FOR FRANCE

4 Days/3 Nights From defeat to victory, trace the events during one of the most gripping periods of the 20th century. Tour the historic battlefields of World War II – from the miracle of the Dunkirk Shield, to the Dieppe Raid, to the beaches of Normandy – and walk in the footsteps of brave soldiers. Highlights include the Juno Beach Museum, Pegasus Bridge Museum, Utah Beach Museum, and Dunkirk Dynamo Museum.

ITALIAN INDULGENCE

14 Days/13 Nights Indulge yourself in rich cultural heritage, art, architecture, history, and romance as you experience the “Cradle of the Roman Empire.” See the essential sights of Rome, Florence, Lake Como, Venice, and Milan all the while reveling in the medieval towns and villages along your journey. Highlights include the Vatican Museum, Rome Catacombs, the Duomo, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the La Scala Museum.

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Tour Ireland’s top visitor attraction on this trip to the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin’s St. James’s Gate brewery. Now a visitor’s 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.

Learn how the world’s best-selling Irish whiskey is produced on this guided tour to the Old Jameson Distillery in Dublin, established in 1780. See how Jameson is malted, milled, mashed, fermented, distilled, and finally matured, and visit the Jameson Bar for a whiskey tasting.

James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde – explore the sights that inspired some of Ireland’s greatest writers on this guided walking tour through Dublin’s favorite pubs. Along the way, local actors will recite passages from some of Ireland’s most famed literary works, and you can take part in a literary quiz to win prizes.

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SOUTH COAST AND GARDENS TOUR

NORTH COAST AND CASTLES TOUR

The 18th century will come alive on this guided walking tour through Trinity College Dublin. Visit the esteemed college’s historic Old Library building, constructed in 1712, to view the stunning Book of Kells Exhibition. The 9th-century gospel is considered the country’s finest national treasure, and is a masterwork of art and calligraphy.

A double-decker bus tour of Ireland’s picturesque southern coast will take you along Dublin Bay and Dun Laoghaire, both featured in James Joyce’s Ulysses. Ascend along the Wicklow Mountains to Enniskerry’s Powerscourt House & Gardens, where you can walk the myriad gardens and manicured grounds, and travel through the landscape of The Scalp on your way back to Dublin.

12th-century Malahide Castle, situated on over 200 acres of scenic parkland, will be the first stop on your tour of Dublin’s stunning northern coast. Travel through heritage Malahide to visit the city of Howth, where you can enjoy sweeping views of dramatic Dublin Bay from the summit of Howth Head.

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CLIFFS OF MOHER, BUNRATTY & GALWAY

Explore one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions on this full-day rail trip to the Cliffs of Moher and Ireland’s western coast. Enjoy stunning cliff top views of Galway Bay’s Aran Islands before travelling to the rocky Burren region. See stately Bunratty Castle and amble its quaint folk park, reconstructed to resemble a 19th-century village.

CORK, BLARNEY CASTLE & QUEENSTOWN

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.

DUBLIN HOP-ON/HOP-OFF

Explore Ireland’s capital at your leisure on this 90-minute tour, featuring one ticket covering two tour routes. A live guide or multilingual commentary accompanies this fun survey of Dublin’s top visitor attractions, including the Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin Zoo, Old Jameson Distillery, and more. Your hop-on/hop-off ticket is valid for 24 hours.

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THE MERRION

Created from four Georgian townhouses across the street from the Irish Parliament buildings, Dublin’s most stylish hotel houses one of Ireland’s most impressive collections of art. Plush guest rooms have period antiques and marble baths. Don’t miss the “modern classic” cuisine at Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, awarded two coveted Michelin stars.

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RADISSON BLU HOTEL & SPA GALWAY

Attractive accommodations, a top-rated spa, and a location on the shores of Lough Atalia help make this contemporary hotel an ideal choice. Decorated in Maritime, Scandinavian, and classic styles, guest rooms have private balconies and views of Lough Atalia and Galway Bay. Spirit One Spa’s facilities include a hammam and tropical rainshower.

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RADISSON BLU ROYAL HOTEL DUBLIN

Experience Dublin in style at this new, ultra-modern property, just a short walk from Trinity College and Grafton Street shopping. Guest rooms are furnished with leather armchairs, dark wood furniture, and state-of-the-art amenities. The finest whiskeys, spirits, wines, and Champagnes are served in the sumptuous Vintage Room.

This excellent value hotel on Dublin’s historic Pearse Street is an ideal base for exploring the city’s many attractions. Spacious, en-suite guest rooms have traditional-style furnishings, large windows, and pillow menus. The Green Bistro, a typical Dublin pub, serves fine Irish whiskeys and offers an extensive bistro menu.

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This hotel, set in a historic former bank building, is preferred for its trademark Westin service and deluxe rooms with mahogany furnishings, Heavenly Beds®, and marble baths. The Exchange Restaurant is popular for brasserie-style dining, and the Mint Bar’s offbeat setting in the bank vaults has made it one of the city’s hottest venues.

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BALLYSEEDE CASTLE

Set amid 30 acres of gardens and woodland, this stunning 15th-century castle is an ideal base to explore the hills and valleys of Ireland’s scenic southwest. Individually designed guest rooms have traditional décor and magnificent views of the castle grounds. O’Connell Restaurant’s dishes are locally sourced, and the wine list is extensive.

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France With its sparkling cities and picture-book villages, rich artistic and literary culture, unbeatable cuisine and unparalleled wines, it’s no wonder that France is the world’s most popular travel destination. FAST FACTS u Language French. u Currency Euro. u Average Temperatures (Fº) Winter 34-52/Summer 54-77. TIPPING POINTS u Restaurants & Bars Restaurants and cafés typically include a 15% service charge. (This is required by French law as tips are assessed for taxation purposes.) The 15% service charge is clearly itemized on your check, on top of the VAT tax (the French version of sales tax). The words service compris (tip included) indicate that the tip has already been included in the total to be paid; however, this also means that the prices for items listed on the menus are all-inclusive. It is not an uncommon practice to leave a 10% tip on top of this for exceptional service; round up to a few Euros in restaurants or to the nearest Euro in cafés. Tipping at bars is not expected. u Hotels For porters, tip €1 per bag. For housekeeping, €1-2 per night. For concierges, €10-15 per restaurant reservation made. u Taxis Tip taxi drivers 5-10%, or €1-2. For private airport transfers, €10-20 depending on the driver’s wait time and the in-car amenities.

When they invented the word “chic,” they must have had France in mind… Cosmopolitan cities, glittering seaside resorts, and bags of style and culture, this is a country that knows how to live well. 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… The delicate, graceful architecture; the grand silhouettes of the Arc de Triomphe and NotreDame cathedral; the masterworks of the Musee d’Orsay and the Louvre; the tree-lined avenues and tucked-away shops…is there any city more instantly evocative of romance and glamour than Paris? Explore the 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. After dark, the Moulin Rouge lights up the night with its famous red windmill and stunning can-can dancers while boats glide along the illuminated Seine River. French 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, or visit the cell where “The Man In The Iron Mask” spend 11 years on the tiny island of Île Sainte-Marguerite. Part of the Principality of Monaco, Monte Carlo is an international playground for the rich and famous, where aristocrats play baccarat in the casino, laze on the sands of Larvotto, throw outlandish parties on the decks of their yachts, and sip cocktails in the bars of some of the world’s most glamorous hotels – all hugging the Mediterranean Sea and backed by the staggering French Alps.

u Oui, Walk Paris is ideal for exploring on foot the wide avenues and storybook banks of the Seine. The city is laid out in easy-to-navigate arrondissements that are numbered in a clockwise spiral that spins out from the city center.

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Escorted Tours LA BELLE FRANCE

Day 7: Chinon

9 Days/8 Nights

Chinon, home of famed writer Rabelais, makes an excellent base for exploring the eastern Loire Valley, known for its incredibly rich châteaux, including the Château de Villandry, Château d’Ussé (which reportedly inspired “Sleeping Beauty”), and the delightful Azay-le-Rideau, set on an island in the river Indre.

Tour Includes: • 8 nights charming accommodation • Driver/guide companion • Mini-coach transportation throughout • European breakfast daily • 4x evening meals • Entrance fees

Day 8: Blois

Day 3: Bayonne/Biarritz Take the road south to the Basque Country, through Les Landes to Bayonne, the cultural capital of the Basque country on the French side of the Pyrénées. Arrive at the fashionable resort of Biarritz.

Travel to Richelieu, one of the first truly planned towns. Explore the Parc Natural Régional and spot various birds of prey. Next, visit the Château de Chenonceau or the Château de Cheverny.

Day 4: Bayonne/Biarritz

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Day 5: Toulouse

Visit the celebrated cathedral of Chartres, renowned for its stained glass depicting over 5,000 characters. Then, hit the vivid, bustling streets of Old Chartres. It’s a great place to do some shopping before returning to Paris.

Enjoy the attractions of this delightful corner of France: Spend the day at the beach, explore the area, or delve into its Basque heritage. On the way to Toulouse, the tour stops in Pau, a charming town with an impressive castle where Henri IV of France was born. In lovely Toulouse, dine on fabulous cuisine and enjoy the charms of this cosmopolitan city. Day 6: Toulouse

Day 1: Honfleur Depart Paris, following the course of the Seine to Giverny, home of the impressionist painter Monet, followed by Richard I’s dramatic Château Gaillard. Continue to Rouen and the Place du Vieux-Marché, where Jeanne d’Arc was put to death in 1431. Stay in picturesque Honfleur, one of the bestpreserved old ports of Normandy.

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Day 3: Bayeux Follow the coastal road alongside the Normandy Beaches to Ouistreham, a lovely fishing village and key WWII site. Visit the Musée du Débarquement at Arromanches and the battery at Longues-sur-Mer, untouched since 1944. Travel to Colleville-sur-Mer and the American War Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach.

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Head to Carcassone, take a tour of the ramparts, visit the museums and the Basilica Saint Nazaire, or just stroll the cobblestoned streets. Next, visit Rennes-le-Château, more popular than ever thanks to The Da Vinci Code. Day 7: Sarlat

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Begin the day with a scenic drive along the Normandy Corniche. Explore the historic resorts of Cabourg and Dives-sur-Mer. Arrive in the prestigious yachting harbor of Deauville, and visit its bustling harbor and market.

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A TASTE OF BORDEAUX 10 Days/9 Nights Tour Includes: • 9 nights charming & distinctive accommodation • Driver/guide companion • All mini-coach transportation • European breakfast daily • 5x evening meals • Entrance fees

The tour stops at Albi, home to the 13th-century Cathédrale Sainte Cecile and the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum. Proceed to Cahors, a thriving university town, then arrive at Sarlat. Day 8: Sarlat Lose yourself in the maze of narrow lanes and discover surprises around every corner in Sarlat. Spend the morning at the expansive Saturday market and the rest of the day at leisure. Day 9: Angouleme Arrive at the awe-inspiring Lascaux Caves, which contain some of the oldest prehistoric art in the world. Continue to the small village of Les Eyzies, in the heart of the Vézère valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Finally, arrive in Angoulème.

Day 4: Bayeux

Day 10: Cognac/Bordeaux

Explore the hidden treasures of medieval Bayeux, including the truly breathtaking tapestry of the Battle of 1066 and the Cathédrale Notre-Dame.

On the way back to Bordeaux, stop at Cognac, famous for the brandy it has been producing for the past 300 years. Take a guided tour of one of the cognac houses – Rémy Martin, Martell, Hennessey, and all the famous names are found here – and, of course, sample the final product. Proceed to the town of Saintes, and on to Bordeaux.

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Escorted Tours PROVENCE & THE FRENCH RIVIERA 11 Days/10 Nights Tour Includes: • 10 nights charming & distinctive accommodation • Driver/guide companion • All mini-coach transportation • European breakfast daily • 5x evening meals • Entrance fees

Day 6: Avignon Inland, follow the Durance River to Avignon, meandering through the spectacular vineyards en route, then pass through Ménerbes, immortalized in Peter Mayles’ A Year in Provence. The highlight is the walled city of Avignon, home to the Palais des Papes and St Bénézet Bridge. Day 7: Avignon While meandering through the vineyards of the Côtes-du-Rhône, visit the aqueduct of the Pont-duGard and the Roman theatre of Orange. Finally, visit one of the famous wine caves for a tasting before returning to Avignon. Day 8: Arles Head south to the Camargue area on the coast between the Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence. Stop at the fortified village of Aigues-Mortes, then on to Van Gogh’s Arles, whose narrow winding streets remain as testament to its historic past. Day 9: Arles Enjoy the sights of Arles – including scenes painted by Van Gogh himself. Visit the local market and the ancient Roman Amphitheatre. The afternoon can be spent at leisure. Day 10: Arles

Day 1: Nice Drive from Nice along the Corniche to Monaco, passing through St Jean Cap Ferrat. In Monte Carlo, visit the famous Casino, indulge in shopping, or relax with a glass of wine. The drive back to Nice passes the ancient fortified village of Eze, perched high on the hilltops. Day 2: Cap d’Antibes Explore beautiful St Paul de Vence, famous for its herbs, perfumes, and narrow streets. Stop for lunch in Vence, with its ancient cobbled streets and alleyways, as well as the 11th-century cathedral of St Véran, with its mosaic and chapel by Marc Chagall. Day 3: Cap d’Antibes Spend some time in Cannes, famous for its film festival, glitzy hotels, beaches, and old port. Stroll the famous Croisette and the Rue d’Antibes. Enjoy lunch before leisurely exploring the scenic coast and driving to the breathtaking summit at Pic de l’Ours. Day 4: Aix-en-Provence Drive along the rugged coastline of the Côte d’Azur, the quintessential Mediterranean playground. Arrive in the historical town of Aix-en-Provence, and wander among the evocative architecture.

Heading into the “Little Alps,” explore Les Baux-deProvence, which has views over Arles and the Camargue. Admire more of the spectacular scenery as the tour passes through St Rémi de Provence on the way back to Arles. Day 11: Nice On the return to Nice, visit bustling Marseille and its old port. Travel the scenic Corniche, and the Côte d’Azur, passing through more famous towns and traditional seaside villages.

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Day 1: Chinon Depart Paris for Chartres, a beautiful town with a magnificent Gothic cathedral featuring exquisite 12th- and 13th-century stained-glass windows. Then, head towards the heart of the Loire, stopping to visit the fascinating Clos Lucé to gain a real insight into Leonardo di Vinci and his life. Later, enjoy a taster plate with accompanying wines at a private chateau before arriving in Chinon. Day 2: Chinon Discover the Abbey of Fontevraud, one of Europe’s largest monastic complexes and a World Heritage Site. Next, pause in the tiny settlement of Turquant to sample some of the lesser-known but delicious wines. Proceed to Saumur, a lovely town on the Loire, dominated by its famous fairy-tale castle and home to some world-famous wineries. There’s free time for shopping, wandering, or relaxing at a café. Day 3: Chitenay Today we make our way first to the imposing Château de Villandry, followed by the charming Azay-le-Rideau, a hidden gem of a château. Finally, visit the evocative Château de Chenonceau, whose beautiful arches span the Loire. Day 4: Chitenay Explore the Château de Cheverny, a delicate jewel among the more famous monuments which stretch along the Loire Valley, followed by its opposite number: the mighty Château de Chambord, the largest and most prestigious of all the Renaissance châteaux.

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On the way back to Paris, explore the pretty little town of Beaugency, liberated by Joan of Arc as she made her way to Orléans. Make a final stop at the Palace of Fontainebleau, once a medieval royal hunting lodge and now a beautiful and imposing palace.

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Enjoy a relaxing day in Aix-en-Provence. A walking tour follows the footsteps of Cezanne, passing hot thermal springs, the Pavillon de Vendôme, and the Musée des Tapisseries on the way to the artist’s studio.

• 4 nights charming & distinctive accommodation • Driver/guide companion • All mini-coach transportation • European breakfast daily • 2x evening meals • Entrance fees

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Paris Sightseeing Paris

THE CITY TOUR

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THE PARIS PASS

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See more and save more with the Paris Sightseeing Pass, giving you entry to your choice of over 55 of the city’s top attractions! Top sites include the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Palace of Versailles, River Seine cruise, Metro Ticket, and many more. Save time with fast-track entry at some of Paris’ most popular attractions. The pass is available in two-, four- and six-day options.

This double-decker bus tour takes you to some of Paris’s most famous sights, including the Cathédrale de Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, l’Arc de Triomphe, Place de l’Opera, Place des Pyramides, the Sorbonne, and the Champs-Élysées.

See Paris from three splendid perspectives: via motorcoach on the elegant Champs-Élysées, via boat on the inspiring Seine, and on foot to the heights of the Eiffel Tower. Enjoy live commentary throughout the course of this four-hour tour.

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Visit the Île de la Cité and the city’s most significant landmarks, including the historic Marais district, Latin Quarter, and Sorbonne. End with a visit to the Cathédrale de Notre Dame, and enjoy a short cruise on the Seine to and from the Île de la Cité.

Travel to Montmartre via coach and funicular, where a guided walking tour takes you through the enchantingly narrow streets of the village and Place du Tertre. Visit Sacré-Coeur at your leisure, and enjoy a guided tour of classic Louvre exhibits like the Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory, and the Mona Lisa.

Glide between some of Paris’s most renowned historical monuments on a Segway tour of the City of Light. Visit Ecole Militaire, Napolean’s Tomb, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, the Louvre Museum, and the Eiffel Tower, and take break at a café in the Tuileries Gardens.

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Visit Fontainebleau palace, once the favorite hunting residence of the French kings, and tour the recently restored apartments once occupied by Napoleon Bonaparte. Stop at Barbizon, once home to Jean-François Millet and Robert-Louis Stevenson.

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This full-day tour includes a guided visit to the flower gardens and Japanese bridge that inspired some of Monet’s most renowned masterpieces, as well as free time to explore the painter’s home and former studio. Finish the afternoon with either shopping or a stroll up to the Museum of American Art.

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Tour the picturesque Loire Valley – known as the “Garden of France” – via bus to observe the region’s verdant scenery, lush gardens, and trail of stately castles, and stop to marvel at historic Chenonceau, Chambord, and Cheverny.


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Drive the green landscapes of the Normandy region and enjoy a guided visit to the Mont Saint-Michel Abbey, one of the most famous pilgrimage centers since the Middle Ages. Breakfast or lunch is included, depending on the season.

Begin with a visit to the Memorial-Peace Museum and lunch in Caen, then continue to the Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword Beaches. Stop to see Pointe du Hoc, the American Cemetery at Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, and the village of Arromanches, where you can still see the remains of the floating Mulberry harbor.

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.

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Housed in what used to be a limestone quarry, and later used by the Friars of Passy Monastery for storing their wines, Paris’s famed Wine Museum is today open for wine lovers to explore its long and storied past.

Take in the iconic monuments and sights of Paris from a dinner cruise along the Seine. After an evening boarding on your luxurious boat, enjoy a sumptuous three-course menu as you tour the city’s scenic riverbanks.

See Paris from the land and sea with this combination dinner and cruise. Dine at the restaurant Le 58 Tour Eiffel on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower, and take a boat ride down the leisurely Seine river.

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WINE TOUR DE FRANCE

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MOULIN ROUGE DINNER & SHOW

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 4-act show. A half-bottle of champagne per person is also included.

Elaborate costumes, pulsing music, glamorous performers – experience Paradis Latin, the world’s oldest traditional French cabaret, with a dazzling show and either dinner or champagne. Afterwards, it’s your time to shine when the stage opens up for dancing until midnight.

A French sommelier will guide both novices and connoisseurs on a tasting of a variety of distinctive French wines, including Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Chateauneuf du Pape. Learn about wine pairing, and discover the details that make the major French wine regions unique.

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Paris Hotels Right Bank – 8th/Champs-Élysées

CHAMPS ELYSÉES PLAZA PARIS

Set in a 19th-century Haussmann-style mansion with chic Parisian decoration, this luxury hotel is ideally located in city center next to the ChampsÉlysées and other attractions. Spacious, newly renovated guest rooms have the latest tech amenities and overlook the courtyard or surrounding neighborhood. Unwind with a massage after sightseeing. See our ad on page 38

Right Bank – 9th/Opéra

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Features • 35 AC Rooms & Suites • Le Keller Restaurant/Bar le 35 • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Spa by Sothys/Sauna/Hammam/Fitness Room • Free Wi-Fi High-Speed Access Throughout • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe/Coffee Machine • Flat-Screen TV/CD Player/Jacuzzi Métro Stop: George V/Charles de Gaulle Étoile

Right Bank – 8th/Champs-Élysées

HOTEL DE CRILLON

Overlooking the famous Place de la Concorde, this legendary hotel is ideally located next to the fashionable Rue du Faubourg, Champs-Élysées, and the Louvre Museum. Retreat to spacious guest rooms with gold-leaf accents and white marble baths. Chef Christopher Hache’s creative fare has earned a coveted Michelin star for Les Ambassadeurs. See our ad on page 37

A center city location and 19th-century charm – recently updated by Jacques Grange – make this hotel a top choice for a great Paris vacation. The chic bistro Les Muses is the place for inventive contemporary French fare. After a day of sightseeing, head to the spa, which offers beauty and well-being treatments in conjunction with Lancôme.

Built by Napoleon III in the 1860s, this historic luxury hotel in the heart of Paris is within walking distance of the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. Sumptuous rooms evoke the flamboyant style of the times, and suites have views of the Opéra Garnier. Enjoy a buffet breakfast at Café de la Paix, a favorite place to meet and dine for more than 150 years.

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Features • 470 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Bar • Club Level with Private Lounge • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • I-Spa/Fitness Center/Sauna • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe Métro Stop: Opéra

Right Bank – 1st/Louvre

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Features • 147 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Piano Bar/Tea Room • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • 24-Hour Fitness Center • Complimentary Wi-Fi Throughout • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe • Robes & Slippers/Pillow Menu/ Annick Goutal Amenities Métro Stop: Concorde

Right Bank – 9th/Opéra

HOTEL SCRIBE PARIS

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Ideally located opposite the Tuileries Garden, between Place de la Concorde and the Musée du Louvre, this luxurious landmark hotel is just a short stroll from Place Vendôme and Rue SaintHonoré. Guest rooms have huge marble baths and superb city views. Chef Yannick Alléno’s eatery has earned three Michelin stars for its subtle and varied menu.

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Features • 160 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Bar • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Spa/Fitness Center • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe/Plasma TV • Robes & Slippers/Wi-Fi Throughout Métro Stop: Tuileries

Right Bank – 8th/Champs-Élysées

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Features • 213 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Bar • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Spa/Fitness Center • Wi-Fi in Public Areas/Internet Access in Room • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe Métro Stop: Opéra

LE ROYAL MONCEAU – RAFFLES PARIS

Completely redesigned by Philippe Starck, this luxury property offers a chic new alternative in Paris. La Cuisine serves creative dishes by Alain Ducasse protégé Laurent André and savory desserts by Pierre Hermé. Unwind at the Clarins Spa, and discover contemporary arts with the art gallery, art bookstore, and Art Concierges. See our ad on page 39

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Features • 149 Rooms, Suites & Apartments • 3 Restaurants/Bar • Indoor Heated Pool • 16,000-sf Clarins Spa • Art Gallery • Kids Club Métro Stop: George V/Charles de Gaulle Étoile

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Paris Hotels Right Bank – 1st/Vendôme

THE WESTIN PARIS – VENDÔME

Overlooking the Tuileries Gardens, Louvre Museum, and the Eiffel Tower, this landmark hotel is an idyllic retreat in the midst of the invigorating French capital. Recharge in one of the elegant guest rooms and suites. Savor the flavors of the City of Lights at le First, restaurant boudoir Paris. Renew yourself in the Six Senses Spa.

Left Bank – 14th/Montparnasse

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Right Bank – 1st/Louvre

HOTEL DU LOUVRE

In the heart of Paris, facing the Louvre Museum, Opéra Garnier, and Palais Royal Gardens, this deluxe hotel welcomes guests into charming rooms sprinkled with tokens from the Belle Époque. Popular with local theatergoers, the Brasserie serves upscale French cuisine on the outdoor terrace. See our ad on page 37

It’s just a short walk to the Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Élysées from this modern hotel. Chic, sleek modern style courses through the guest rooms, which have the latest tech amenities, plus city or courtyard views. Jazz Club Etoile has hosted some of the jazz world’s top performers, as well as soul, blues, funk, and world music.

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The shops and restaurants of historic Montparnasse are right outside the front doors of this modern hotel on the Left Bank. With soundproofing, plush bedding, and great views – including the Eiffel Tower – you may never leave your room! Sit down to regional French cuisine and gourmet buffets at Restaurant ô’40, overlooking Catalogne Square.

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Features • 354 AC Rooms • Restaurant/Bar • Room Service • Fitness Center/Sauna • Complimentary Wi-Fi & High-Speed Internet Access • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe • Coffee & Tea Maker/Trouser Press Metro Stop: Gaité

Right Bank – 8th/Opéra

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Features • 177 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Fitness Center • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe • Spacious Dressing Area Métro Stop: Palais Royal

Right Bank – 17th/Arc de Triomphe

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HOTEL CONCORDE MONTPARNASSE

CONCORDE OPERA PARIS

Shopping and nightlife options surround this landmark 19th-century hotel, directly across the street from Gare Saint-Lazare train station and a short walk from Galeries Lafayette. Soundproof guest rooms, decorated in classic Parisian style, have high ceilings and city views. The Terminus Café serves creative French cuisine in Belle Époque surroundings. See our ad on page 37

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Features • 306 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Wireless Internet Access • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe Métro Stop: Europe

Left Bank – 6th/Saint-Germain-des-Prés

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Features • 1,025 AC Rooms • Restaurant/Lounge • 24-Hour Concierge & Room Service • In-Room Spa Services • Live Entertainment • Internet Access/Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe/ Ironing Board Métro Stop: Porte Maillot

HOTEL LE LITTRÉ

Comfort, modern amenities, and a staff with a personal touch define this boutique hotel, set between St-Germain-des-Prés and Montparnasse in the heart of Paris. Spacious and comfortable guest rooms have antique-style furnishings and large marble baths. Unwind with a cocktail in the intimate, wood-paneled lounge.

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Features • 90 AC Rooms & Suites • Breakfast Room/Bar • Concierge/Room Service • Wi-Fi in Public Areas/Internet Access in Room • Early Check-In If Available/Welcome Coffee Break for Early Arrivals • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe/Robes & Slippers Metro Stop: Montparnasse Bienvenue


Paris Hotels Left Bank – 6th/Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Right Bank – 17th/Champs-Élysées

HOTEL LUTETIA

Classic Art Deco style envelops this landmark Left Bank hotel near Musée d’Orsay and Le Bon Marché department store. Large guest rooms, some with Eiffel Tower views, have mahogany furnishings. Sonia Rykiel created the intimate ambiance of the Michelin-starred restaurant Le Paris, serving chef Philippe Renard’s innovative cuisine. See our ad on page 37

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Features • 250 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Brasserie/Piano Bar/Cigar Lounge • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Fitness Center • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe Métro Stop: Sèvres-Babylone

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

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Features • 75 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • Concierge/Room Service • Fitness Center/Bicycle Rental • Wi-Fi in Public Areas/Internet Access in Room • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe/Robes & Slippers Métro Stop: Rue du Bac

Right Bank – 8th/Champs-Élysées

Features • 44 AC Rooms • Breakfast Room/Lounge • Concierge/Room Service • Indoor Pool • Spa Services/Sauna • Free In-Room Wi-Fi • LCD Satellite TV Métro Stop: Pereire/Ternes

HOTEL WALDORF MADELEINE

Paris’ famous landmarks, including Place de la Madeleine and the Champs-Élysées, are within strolling distance of this Haussmann-style boutique hotel in the city’s chic shopping district. Soundproof guest rooms, decorated with contemporary art, have marble baths and views of the wide Boulevard Malesherbes. See our ad on page 38

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Features • 45 AC Rooms • Breakfast Room/Lounge • Concierge/Room Service • Free In-Room Wi-Fi • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe • LCD Satellite TV Métro Stop: Madeleine

Right Bank – 16th/Trocadéro

HOTEL POWERS

Located in the Golden Triangle of Paris between the Champs-Élysées, Avenue George V, and Avenue Montaigne, this boutique hotel combines elegance, comfort, and new technologies in a refurbished private mansion designed by Haussmann. Spacious, soundproof guest rooms have balconies overlooking the Eiffel Tower. See our ad on page 38

Classic Parisian style suffuses this boutique hotel, set between the Arc de Triomphe and the Palais des Congrès. Soundproof rooms have contemporary style, modern furnishings, and the latest entertainment tech. After seeing the sights, unwind with massages and body care treatments at the spa. See our ad on page 38

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HOTEL PONT ROYAL

Wake up in the heart of Paris at this distinguished Left Bank hotel, just a block from the fashion nexus of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Mahogany paneled rooms are decorated with original artwork and have stunning views. Treat yourself to the meal of a lifetime at L’Atelier du Joël Robuchon, featuring the superstar chef’s celebrated Mediterranean fare.

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HOTEL WALDORF TROCADERO

Occupying a former 1920s private house, this relaxing hotel is situated in the adjoining areas of the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Élysées, the Trocadéro, and the Eiffel Tower. Individually decorated guest rooms have contemporary design and views of the neighborhood or the glowing glass ceiling of the lobby lounge. See our ad on page 38

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Features • 44 AC Rooms • Breakfast Room/Lounge • Concierge/Room Service • Complimentary In-Room Wi-Fi • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe • LCD Satellite TV Métro Stop: Boissière/Trocadéro

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Paris Hotels Left Bank – 7th/Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Right Bank – 16th/Trocadéro

K+K HOTEL CAYRÉ

A 19th-century façade conceals a thoroughly modern interior at this boutique hotel on the Left Bank, a short walk from the Musée d’Orsay, the Musée du Louvre, Le Bon Marché, and the Seine. Retreat to sleek guest rooms with plush bedding and state-of-the-art technology, plus luscious black marble baths with heated floors.

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Features • 125 AC Rooms & Suites • Breakfast Room/Bistrot Bar • Concierge/Room Service • Fitness Center/Sauna/Massage • Complimentary Internet Throughout • Mini-Bar/Coffee & Tea Maker/In-Room Safe • Plasma Satellite TV/Robes on Request Métro Stop: Rue du Bac

Left Bank – 6th/Montparnasse

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Features • 41 AC Rooms & Suites • Breakfast Room • Concierge/Room Service • Spa/Fitness Center • Mini-Bar/Coffee & Tea Maker/In-Room Safe • Plasma TV & Cable/Robes Métro Stop: Notre-Dame-des-Champs

Left Bank – 5th/Quartier Latin

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Features • 41 AC Rooms & Suites • Breakfast Room/Bar • Concierge/Room Service • Fitness Center • Complimentary Wi-Fi Access Métro Stop: Trocadéro

RADISSON BLU AMBASSADOR HOTEL PARIS OPERA

Set in the pulsing heart of Paris, this newly renovated hotel is located close to the Louvre Museum, Sacré-Coeur, Folies Bergère, and Galeries Lafayette. Le 16 Haussmann’s flair and originality merge harmoniously with an elegant setting to create a memorable dining experience. Guest rooms have neighborhood views. See our ad on page 39

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Features • 297 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar/Breakfast Buffet • Concierge • 24-Hour Fitness Center • Complimentary Wi-Fi • 10% Discount on Galeries Lafayette Purchase Métro Stop: Richelieu-Drouot

Right Bank – 9th/Opéra

MELIÁ COLBERT BOUTIQUE HOTEL

The fashionable Left Bank is home to this charming boutique hotel, a 19th-century landmark mansion of understated elegance. Guest rooms are decorated in traditional French country style, some facing the courtyard, others with great views of the spires of Notre-Dame. Enjoy easy access to the Métro, the Seine, and La Sorbonne.

Just steps from the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées, the Trocadéro, and the Arc de Triomphe, this elegant boutique hotel is close to the city’s many monuments, museums, restaurants, and shops. Newly renovated, soundproof guest rooms have contemporary décor and the latest tech amenities. See our ad on page 39

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LE SIX

Make this charming boutique hotel your own pied-à-terre for a great Paris vacation! The spacious, soundproof guest rooms – many with balconies overlooking the city – keep you connected with the latest tech amenities. The Luxembourg Gardens, Place Saint-Sulpice, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, and many of the city’s legendary brasseries are nearby.

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HOTEL OPÉRA CADET

An authentic Parisian experience awaits you at this enchanting hotel, set on a charming, semipedestrian side street with local shops, market stalls, and bistros. Large guest rooms have elegant contemporary décor, and sunshine dapples the leafy courtyard garden, the perfect spot for an alfresco breakfast. See our ad on page 38

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Features • 85 AC Rooms & Suites • Breakfast Room/Bar • Concierge/Room Service (breakfast only) • Wi-Fi • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe • Satellite TV Métro Stop: Cadet


This stylish and elegant boutique hotel stands at the heart of Paris culture and arts. Each of the hotel’s four facades looks out at a famous Parisian landmark – the Louvre Museum, the Opera Garnier, the Comédie Française and the Place du Palais Royal. The rich décor has been inspired by the original Napoleon III style and all the public and guest rooms have contemporary comforts whilst retaining a traditional atmosphere. At the very hub, the Defender Bar is frequented by an eclectic mix drawn from the fashion and business district that surrounds the hotel. The buzzing brasserie looks across to the Comédie Française and the Louvre Museum, with a terrace that sits on the Place du Palais Royal. Hotel du Louvre is a perfect place to stay for those on business or pleasure.

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French Riviera Hotels Cannes

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HOTEL MARTINEZ

This landmark 1920s Art Deco palace, just across La Croissette from its own trendy private beach club, “Z plage,” has attracted celebrities for decades. Unwind at the Spa Martinez, an oasis of relaxation and rejuvenation. La Palme d’Or, serving chef Christian Sinicropi’s modern Mediterranean cuisine, is a Michelin two-star delight.

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Features • 412 AC Rooms & Suites • 3 Restaurants/2 Bars • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Heated Outdoor Pool • Spa Martinez/Fitness Center • Private Beach & Pier/Water Sports • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe

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Features • 343 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants (one seasonal)/2 Bars • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Private Beach/Water Sports (seasonal) • Fitness Center • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe

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CROISSETTE BEACH HOTEL CANNES

Nestled between the bustling Croisette and the luxury boutiques along Rue d’Antibes, this charming hotel welcomes you with modern style and outstanding service. Comfortable guest rooms have hardwood floors and superb views. It’s just a few steps to the hotel’s private white-sand beach, ideal for sunning or active water sports.

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Stunning Mediterranean views, a prime location next to the famous Monte Carlo Casino and Opera House, and engaging Fairmont service make this luxury hotel the ideal choice for a memorable vacation. Catch the warm breezes while relaxing on your own balcony, and unwind with signature experiences at the award-winning Willow Stream Spa.

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Features • 602 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/2 Bars • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Heated Rooftop Pool • Willow Stream Spa/Fitness Center • Casino • Mini-Bar/Tea Maker/In-Room Safe

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INTERCONTINENTAL CARLTON CANNES

Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, this grand hotel on the famous Croisette cultivates a refined atmosphere where yesterday’s spirit mixes with today’s expectations. Posh guest rooms are chic hideaways with oversize baths and stellar views. The Carlton Restaurant serves Provençal specialties in a refined Belle Époque atmosphere.

FAIRMONT MONTE CARLO

LE MERIDIEN BEACH PLAZA

Luxury and serenity are the watchwords at this ultramodern luxury hotel overlooking the sea in Monte Carlo. Step into sleek guest rooms with contemporary-style furnishings and magnificent Mediterranean views. Wooden steps lead through flower-covered pergolas to the only private beach in the principality.

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Features • 403 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/2 Bar • 24-Hour Concierge & Room Service • 2 Outdoor Pools/Indoor Pool • Private Beach with Direct Access • Wi-Fi Throughout • Mini-Bar/Refrigerator/In-Room Safe

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Features • 94 AC Rooms • Bar & Room Service • Private Beach/Restaurant (March-October) • Outdoor Pool/Sauna • Private Garage with Valet Service • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe/LCD Satellite TV

HOTEL PALAIS DE LA MEDITERRANÉE

An aura of quiet elegance surrounds this legendary hotel, a 1929 Art Deco treasure on the Promenade des Anglais facing the Mediterranean. Most of the guest rooms open to breezy balconies with views of the city or the sea. During the summer months, diners thrill to spectacular Mediterranean views from the restaurant terrace.

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HOTEL LA PEROUSE

With an exclusive location on the Promenade des Anglais, close to Vieux Nice, this boutique hotel overlooks the Baie des Anges. Newly renovated guest rooms are elegantly decorated and have antique furnishings, marble baths, and large terraces with sweeping views. Restaurant Le Patio serves up Mediterranean cuisine and sea vistas. See our ad on this page

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Features • 60 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • Concierge/Room Service • Outdoor Pool/Jacuzzi/Sauna/Fitness Room • Panoramic Solarium • Complimentary Internet Access

GRAND HOTEL DE BORDEAUX & SPA

A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, this luxury hotel opposite the Opéra, welcomes you into guest rooms designed by Jacques Garcia. The Michelin-starred Le Pressoir d’Argent offers world-class dining. The Brasserie l’Europe, open daily, is the best brasserie in town. The brand new spa, Les Bains de Léa, radiates luxury in a refined atmosphere.

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Features • 150 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/2 Bars • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Indoor Pool • Les Bains de Léa Spa/Fitness Center • Complimentary Wi-Fi • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe/Coffee & Tea Maker

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LE MERIDIEN NICE

The brilliant blue Mediterranean Sea is just across the street from this hotel on the famous Promenade des Anglais in central Nice. Recently renovated in a modern and contemporary style, the spacious guest rooms open to sun-drenched terraces with dramatic sea views. The rooftop La Terrasse serves creative Mediterranean fare.

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Features • 318 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Bar/Rooftop Terrace Café • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Health Club/Sauna/Steam Room/Massage • Private Beach Access/Heated Outdoor Pool • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe/Robes & Slippers

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RADISSON BLU HOTEL NICE

Only the Promenade des Anglais separates this contemporary hotel from a private beach along the Mediterranean. Guest rooms, many with balconies and sea views, have either a sleek “Urban,” breezy “Ocean,” or colorful “Chili” theme. Pull up a chair for Provençal-style cuisine at the Bleu Citron.

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Features • 331 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/2 Bars/Panoramic Terrace • Outdoor Pool/Private Beach • Fitness Center/Sauna/Hammam/Massage • Free Shuttle Service to Old Town/ Complimentary Wi-Fi Access • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe

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Italy Filled with natural treasures as well as manmade ones, the past is present in Italy – the very picture of style and romance, ancient works of art and modern treasures, and friendly, passionate people. FAST FACTS u Language Italian. u Currency Euro. u Average Temperatures (Fº) Winter 40-56/Summer 62-83. TIPPING POINTS u Restaurants & Bars In most sit-down Italian restaurants, you may find both “il coperto” and “servizio incluso” written on the menu. “Il coperto” is the cover charge, generally one or two Euros, which takes care of things like bread before the meal and a glass of tap water. “Servizio incluso” means that service is included, indicating that a tip (usually around 15%) is already figured in for you, so the total due on your final bill is all you will owe. In bars, Italians often leave a few coins for a coffee. If the service has been particularly outstanding or you’ve had an exceptional experience, add 5% or 10% tip and put it on the table. u Hotels For porters, tip €5 total for all luggage. For housekeeping, €1-2 per night, more for extra service. u Taxis You may tip drivers if you want, but it’s not necessary. Note: If your tip is refused at first, this is an indication of common courtesy, not that you have offended them.

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Silky gelato on sultry summer nights, carafes of crisp wine over candlelight, tangles of pasta scented with fresh pressed olive oil…Rome invented la dolce vita, and it’s easy to see why. The Eternal City backdrops its mortal charms against a crumbling landscape of ancient wonders, from the awe-inspiring Colosseum and stately Pantheon to the gold-gilded treasures of Vatican City. Birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is renowned for the elegance of its narrow alleyways and soaring architecture, its crowded piazzas and hushed, reverent galleries. Skirt the bustling street fairs shopping for richly oiled leather and heavy gold bracelets, people-watch beneath the shade of the Duomo, or listen to the clack of heels and rush of roaring vespas over cobblestoned streets. All crumbling buildings and hushed canals, soft sunsets and silently gliding gondolas, Venice is one of the most romantic cities on earth. Made up of 117 islands with 200 canals and over 400 bridges, you can traveling by vaporetto to Piazza San Marco, the Palazzo Ducale, and the Accademia Gallery, shop Carnivale masks in crowded marketplaces, and take a gondola ride through ancient canals and under gracefully arched bridges. Alpha designers Prada, Versace, Armani, and Dolce & Gabbana, to name just a few, make cosmopolitan Milan their address – as well as Da Vinci’s masterpiece, The Last Supper – while nearby Lake Como is a haven of tranquility, ringed by beautiful villages, exquisite villas, and snowy Alps. Italy is so bursting with attractions that a visitor’s biggest problem is may be choosing which itinerary most tickles your fancy!

u Did You Know? By most estimates, Italy holds more than half the works of art created by man in the past 2,800 years (most of them in Rome).


Escorted Tours ITALIAN INDULGENCE 14 Days/13 Nights Tour Includes: • 13 nights in characterful accommodation • Driver/guide companion • Mini-coach transportation throughout • Local guides in Rome, Florence & Venice • European breakfast daily • 6x evening meals • Entrance fees

dates back to the 12th century; Spoleto, the home of the arresting Albornozian Castle; and Assisi, to marvel at the Basilica of St Francis. Tonight, stay in Perugia, a lively medieval walled town famous for its chocolates. Day 5: Volterra Admire the breathtaking countryside on the way to ravishing Tuscany, renowned for its exquisite art, food and wine. Stop first at Siena to explore its exquisite sites, then on to medieval San Gimignano, known as “The Beautiful City of Towers.” Finally, arrive in the hilltop town of Volterra to enjoy eye-popping views. Settle into the comfortable hotel and enjoy a delicious local dinner. Day 6: Volterra From Volterra it is a dramatic drive to Florence, the home of Renaissance art and architecture. Take a walking tour with a local guide, seeing the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo Cathedral, the Uffizi Gallery, and Santa Croce. There will be free time to further explore Florence at your leisure before heading back to Volterra in the late afternoon. Day 7: Lucca Journey to ancient Pisa, whose famous Leaning Tower needs no introduction. Next, travel to the charming city of Lucca, probably the most spectacular walled town in Italy. Enjoy another delicious evening meal together in this captivating medieval town. Day 8: Lucca

Day 1: Rome Explore the spectacular city of Rome before meeting the group in evening for the first of many delicious Italian meals in a local restaurant. Day 2: Rome Wander the classical streets of Rome with a local guide, exploring the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, Roman Forum, and Colosseum. Enjoy free time in the afternoon to further uncover this city at your own pace.

Proceed to the Italian Riviera, and explore its rugged coastline, captivating villages, and breathtaking sea views. There will be plenty of time to take in the beguiling vistas from the famous walking track through the National Park; alternatively, access the villages via boat or train and discover the secrets of this stunning World Heritage site.

Day 10: Venice Explore Venice’s iconic sites and monuments on a guided walking tour, including bustling St Mark’s Square, the gleaming Basilica, the Campanile, and the Doges Palace. See some of its most attractive bridges, including the Bridge of Sighs and the Rialto Bridge. The afternoon is free to continue your explorations. Day 11: Lake Como Head to romantic Verona, famous for Juliet’s balcony from Shakespeare’s. Explore the city’s colossal Roman amphitheatre, the Arena, picturesque Piazza delle Erbe, Madonna Verona fountain, and Tower Lamberti. Next, visit the serene lakes region of northern Italy in the foothills of the Alps. Take a ferry ride on Lake Como, then settle into the lakeside hotel with marvelous views. Day 12: Lake Como Cross the border into Switzerland to explore the lakeside town of Lugano, a delightful town of parks, flowers and villas. On the return, visit the town of Como, an ancient walled town full of cafés and shops. Relax and enjoy Lake Como, an oasis of tranquillity with arresting views of the majestic mountains. Day 13: Milan Continue on to Milan, Italy’s fashion capital, and explore the impressive Gothic cathedral and La Scala opera house. The rest of the day is at your leisure for wandering, shopping, or opera-going. Day 14: Milan After breakfast, there is an opportunity to shop or for further sightseeing. Lugano

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Day 9: Venice Take a dramatic drive over the Apennine Mountains to Ravenna, which includes an optional tour of San Vitale and its fabulous Byzantine mosaics. Arrive at the incredible city of Venice. Sit back and enjoy a vaporetto ride to the hotel, located on Venice island itself. After dinner, take a delightful evening stroll through this romantic city or perhaps a gondola ride on the magnificent Grand Canal.

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Day 3: Rome Head out of the city for a guided tour of the underground cemeteries known as the Catacombs. Visit the Vatican Museum, home to some of the greatest artistic masterpieces in the world. A mustsee of course is Michelangelo’s monumental artistic achievement, the remarkable painted ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Day 4: Perugia Depart Rome, traveling the scenic route along the Via Salaria, stopping at historic towns along the way, including picturesque Rieti, whose cathedral

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Escorted Tours THE SPLENDORS OF SICILY

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Today’s destination is Mount Etna, one of Sicily’s most iconic sights. Next, spend some time in Taormina, a delightful town built high on the cliffs, offering breathtaking and memorable views over the Mediterranean.

Appreciate the overwhelming artistic beauty of Florence with a morning tour. See the Duomo, Giotto’s Campanile (Bell Tower), the Baptistery, Piazza della Signoria, and the Basilica of Santa Croce. In the afternoon, there is the option of taking a tour to Pisa, where you will see the Piazza dei Miracoli, the Duomo di Pisa, the Battistero, and the famous Leaning Tower.

Tour Includes: • 7 nights charming & distinctive accommodation • Driver /guide companion • All mini-coach transportation • 3 guided tours (Palermo, Agrigento, Syracuse) • European breakfast daily • 4x local evening meals • Entrance fees

Day 7: Cefalu Meander along the pretty northern coastline, stopping off at the delightful town of Cefalu, a popular resort with a picturesque harbour, alleyways, medieval buildings, and magnificent cathedral. Stroll along the beautiful beach lapped by crystal-clear water. In the evening, gather for a final dinner together. Day 8: Palermo After a leisurely breakfast, head back to Palermo.

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Arrive in the vibrant city of Palermo and settle in before meeting up this evening with your traveling companions for your first Sicilian dinner. Day 2: Palermo

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A local guide leads a tour of Palermo and its intriguing streets, churches, castles, and palaces. In the afternoon, enjoy free time to do a little shopping, or just to relax and take in the sights and sounds of this very special city.

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Day 3: Agrigento Depart the capital of Sicily to explore the many and varied delights of the island. Visit the wonderful cathedral of Monreale, just outside Palermo on the slopes of Mount Caputo. Next, head to the western coast and the pretty town of Marsala, where we get the chance to sample its distinctive and eponymous wine. Following the Sicilian coastline, visit the fascinating Greek ruins of ancient Selinunte, set high on a promontory above the sparkling Mediterranean. Finally, arrive at Agrigento. COLOUR Day 4: Syracuse

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After breakfast, depart for Tuscany, renowned for beautiful landscapes and delicious wines. Stop at Montepulciano, a medieval town famous for its Vino Nobile wines. There will be free time in the afternoon before returning to Rome.

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Depart Rome for Assisi, where you will have time at leisure to explore this charming walled town in Umbria. Don’t miss the Basilica of St. Francis, filled with masterpieces by Giotto. Then, head to Siena, a wonderful medieval Tuscan city surrounded by ancient walls. See the famous town square, Piazza del Campo, known for hosting the Il Palio horse race. Continue on to Florence for dinner.

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SOUTHERN GLIMPSES TOUR

Enjoy a relaxing panoramic tour of the city by motorcoach and discover the magical charm of the most famous monuments illuminated at night. Dine on traditional Italian cuisine in a typical local restaurant in Trastevere, with the medieval area full of life at night. Highlights include the Trevi Fountain, Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Il Gianicolo, Castel Sant’Angelo, and St. Peter’s Basilica.

Discover one of the world’s most beautiful islands: Capri. This little treasure of the Mediterranean will enchant you with its typical colors, 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. Includes transport, local guide, boat tickets, and lunch.

Charming Sorrento and the Neapolitan Coast are yours to savor in this 3-day tour! Visit the intriguing archaeological excavations of Pompeii; tour beautiful Capri and the famous Blue Grotto (weather permitting); and discover quaint Anacapri. Day 1: Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento; Day 2: Sorrento, Capri, Sorrento; Day 3: Sorrento, Rome. Includes transport, guide, entrance fees, standard hotel room, 2 lunches, and dinner.

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NAPLES, POMPEII, CAPRI & SORRENTO TOUR

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CRYPTS & CATACOMBS TOUR

Explore the Neapolitan Coast and spend a night in charming Sorrento in this 2-day tour! Visit the spectacular archaeological excavations of Pompeii; tour beautiful Capri and visit the amazing Blue Grotto (weather permitting); and 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, 2 lunches, and dinner.

Discover the secrets of the Illuminati with this fascinating trip into the secrets of the Eternal City. This intimate walking tour will take you to the sights made famous by Dan Brown’s best-selling Angels and Demons, including St. Maria del Popolo Church, St. Peter’s Square, St. Maria della Vittoria Church, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and the notorious Castel Sant’ Angelo.

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.

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HOP ON/HOP OFF ROME

From the Trevi Fountain to the Colosseum, Rome’s abundant sights rival those of any other city on the planet. Remain on the bus for the entire loop while listening to informative audio commentary, or hop on and off at any attraction, including the Pantheon, Michelangelo’s Piazza del Campidoglio, Vatican City, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, Olympic Stadium, and more.

BORGHESE GALLERY & GARDENS

Walking Tour One of Rome’s richest and most interesting villas, the Borghese Gallery houses a vast collection of artworks produced by masters such as Bernini, Caravaggio, Raphael, and Titian. This guided tour takes you through the breathtaking rooms of the gallery and reveals the secrets, stories, and techniques behind the masterpieces. Take an enchanting walk through the gardens, surrounded by vast gardens filled with fountains, monuments, and diverse flora.

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Experience the highlights of the Vatican Museum’s worldfamous collection of masterpieces with a guided tour. Besides pre-dating contemporary museums by centuries, it houses some of the world’s finest examples of art and architecture, including Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling as well as the Raphael rooms. Experience the most magnificent church on earth – St. Peter’s Basilica – and the superb square designed by Bernini.

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Rome Hotels Via Veneto

AMBASCIATORI PALACE

The Villa Borghese and Spanish Steps are just a few blocks from this century-old hotel overlooking the Via Veneto. Each guest room is an opulent comfort zone complete with Venetian chandeliers, marble fireplaces, and period furnishings. Intimate and elegant, La Terrazza serves international fare and the best of traditional Italian cuisine.

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BOSCOLO ALEPH

A Renaissance building with ultra-modern interior design houses this chic hotel in central Rome. Soundproof guest rooms, some overlooking the courtyard, combine eclectic Italian style and sleek minimalist design; suites have private terraces with Jacuzzis. Mediterranean ingredients are the secret to the sophisticated fare at Sin.

Grand inside and out, this exceptional hotel occupies a white marble 19th-century palazzo in the heart of Rome. Unusually spacious rooms and suites overlook the Piazza della Repubblica, the Santa Maria degli Angeli Basilica, the Diocletian Baths, or the nearby neighborhood. After a massage at the spa, take a dip in the rooftop pool.

A cool elegance infuses this deluxe, Neo-Classical hotel at the top of the Spanish Steps in the heart of Rome, just a short walk from the Trevi Fountain and Via Condotti shops. Guest rooms are quiet havens that overlook either the central courtyard or the city’s rooftops. At the Emperor Terrace, unwind with a cocktail under a starry sky.

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HOTEL EDEN

Ideally situated between the Via Veneto and the Spanish Steps, this historic 1889 hotel has recently completed a total refurbishment. Elegant rooms envelop guests in sumptuous charm with fabric wallpaper, fine art, and antique furniture. The rooftop La Terrazza dell’Eden combines magnificent views with innovative Mediterranean cuisine.

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REGINA HOTEL BAGLIONI

In the heart of Rome on the world-renowned Via Veneto, this luxury hotel is the epitome of stylish Italian tradition coupled with Art Deco flair. Impeccable service and attention to detail makes this hotel one of the most elegant in the Eternal City. The Villa Borghese Gardens, Piazza di Spagna, and Via Condotti shopping are within walking distance.

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ROCCO FORTE HOTEL DE RUSSIE

Contemporary Italian style courses through this luxury 19th-century landmark in Rome’s historical center. Guest rooms reveal an eclectic blend of modern, antique, and traditional elements, and have plush marble baths and ceiling-high French doors with city views. Sip a cool cocktail at the Stravinskij Bar, which opens to the stunning terraced gardens.

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Features • 370 AC Rooms & Suites with Private Balconies • 2 Restaurants/3 Bars/Pool Bar • 3 Outdoor Heated Pools/Indoor Pool & Whirlpool • Cavalieri Grand Spa CLub/Fitness Center/Sauna/ Steam Room • 2 Clay Tennis Courts • Private Art Collection

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THE ST. REGIS ROME

At this splendid Belle Époque hotel dating from 1894, an austere façade and opulent interiors – with Murano glass chandeliers, hand-painted frescoes, and Louis XV furniture – add to the seductive atmosphere. A private tasting in the Di Vino wine cellar, surrounded by the cellar’s 600 choice labels, is a singular treat.

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This enduring monument to turn-of-the-century style is prized for its unparalleled service and luxurious accommodations. Individually designed rooms are elegantly furnished, often with antiques and silk curtains, and have Italian marble baths. The h club>Doney comes alive at cocktail hour when the room is filled with music and Rome’s elite.

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Only minutes from the city’s great monuments and surrounded by 15 acres of lush Mediterranean parklands, this family-friendly hotel is a calm retreat in the heart of the Eternal City. Guest rooms have private balconies with stellar city views. The rooftop La Pergola is the only restaurant in Rome to be awarded three Michelin stars. See our ad on page 51

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High style, attentive personal service, and close proximity to Rome’s enduring attractions define this boutique hotel, adjacent to the Temple of Vesta. Art Deco-style guest rooms are ample and packed with modern conveniences. After seeing the sights, head to Circus restaurant on the roof for cocktails, light fare, and priceless views. See our ad on page 50

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GRAND HOTEL BEVERLY HILLS

Attentive service and spacious guest rooms add up to a great Roman vacation at this inviting hotel, just steps from the Villa Borghese. Guest rooms have soundproof walls, double-glazed windows, and Wi-Fi Internet access. Sit down to local Roman cuisine and international dishes at Mascagni Restaurant.

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Rome Hotels Vaticano

HOTEL ATLANTE GARDEN

Vatican City, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Sistine Chapel are within walking distance of this classicstyle hotel on a tree-lined street in downtown Rome. Guest rooms are havens of style and comfort, with antique wood furniture, wall tapestries, marble accents, and soothing Jacuzzi baths. See our ad on page 50

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A distinguished 19th-century building on a treelined street is home to this family-owned hotel, an excellent base for exploring the Eternal City. Up on the roof, Les Etoiles and La Terrazza Paradiso both serve refined Roman cuisine with an accent on seafood and fresh vegetables, along with knockout views of the city sights all around. See our ad on page 50

This Italian Art Deco hotel is located in city center on Esquilino Hill, highest of the Seven Hills of Rome. The elegant penthouse suites and flowered terrace of the roof garden bar-restaurant command sweeping views. Ristorante 21 serves traditional Italian cuisine and fine wines in a room dominated by mosaic artwork. See our ad on page 51

In the heart of Rome near the Spanish Steps, this renovated townhouse blends timeless style with modern-day comfort. Guest rooms have either traditional style or bold modern flair, with plush bedding, the latest tech amenities, marble baths, and city views. Il Brillo Parlante serves refined regional cuisine and stocks 400 labels in its extensive wine cellar.

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MARCELLA ROYAL HOTEL

The heart of Rome is home to this family-friendly hotel, an ideal base for exploring the Eternal City. The hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from the Trevi Fountain, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Spanish Steps, and Via Veneto, famous for “la dolce vita.” Step into guest rooms with traditional style and city views. See our ad on page 50

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VISCONTI PALACE

Located in the historic and cultural heart of Rome, this upscale hotel is a short stroll from Piazza del Popolo and Via del Corso shopping. Hide away in spacious guest rooms – many with private terraces – featuring marble baths, original artwork, and floor-to-ceiling windows with outstanding views.

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MASTERPIECES OF UFFIZI GALLERY

Visit The Wine Bar Gustavino for a tasting of four select wines paired with local cheese, salami, and appetizers. Located between the Duomo and Piazza della Signoria in the heart of Florence, this historic shop boasts a cellar of over 800 bottles of wine, including some of the world’s most renowned labels.

Explore the Chianti region’s famed olive groves, rolling vineyards, and historic, stone villages on this scenic two-hour horseback riding tour. Your guide will pick you up from the train station for an orientation and riding lesson, and afterwards you’ll enjoy an authentic Tuscan meal and wine tasting.

Enjoy easy access to the Uffizi Gallery (skipping museum entry lines) on this guided tour. Find out why these famous artworks and the Uffizi Gallery were created. Hear great stories about the artists who changed art forever. Hear about the mysterious and stunningly beautiful models in paintings like Botticelli’s famous “Birth of Venus” as you explore one of the world’s greatest art collections.

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TUSCANY BY BIKE

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Learn how to cook a nice Tuscan meal in a small and intimate class led by Chef Giovanni and his team. Go shopping with the chef at the central market to pick up the ingredients for your lunch, and meet the butchers, the bakers, and the farmers selling vegetables from their gardens. In a private kitchen, you will then prepare your own meal of bruschetta, fresh homemade pasta, and a main course, accompanied with a selection of Chianti wines.

This professionally guided and fully supported bike ride in the Tuscan countryside begins with shuttle transportation out of the busy city center. Riding 24-speed hybrid bicycles, you’ll be led along shaded roadways lined by ancient olive groves and vineyards. Enjoy a home-cooked lunch at a 17th-century villa, and tour the vineyards and wine cellar – tasting is encouraged! There will be stops for photo ops and gelato (time permitting) along the way.

See the best of Florence on this double-decker bus tour. Stops include the Cathedral, 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 in the price. The Florence tour snakes through the city with 15 stops, from Santa Maria Novella station to Piazzale Michelangelo; the Fiesole tour includes the famous Etruscan city on a hill just outside of Florence.

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TUSCANY BY VESPA

Tour the picturesque Chianti wine region of Tuscany on your own Vespa scooter by Piaggio. Get off the beaten path, and explore Chianti’s rolling hills, fragrant vineyards, unique medieval villages, and quiet country roads. Stop at an Old World winery and learn the processes to create an original Chianti Classico wine. Enjoy an olive oil tasting, wine tasting, and delicious homemade lunch.

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MALL OUTLET TOUR

If you’re in the market for designer apparel, this is the tour for you! Visit the Mall Outlet, where you can find popular designers such as Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani, Fendi, Ferragamo, Y.S. Laurent, Valentino, Tod’s, Ermenegildo Zegna, Sergio Rossi, Loro Piana, and Roberto Cavalli.

THE ORIGINAL DAVID TOUR

Learn about the most famous sculpture in the world, Michelangelo’s David – a must-see masterpiece in Florence – in this hour-long guided tour that features easy access to the Accademia Gallery (skipping museum entry lines). Listen to stories about its amazing creation, see where Michelangelo carved the David, and enjoy an exclusive introduction to his other famous works.


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Florence Hotels Duomo

Santa Croce

ROCCO FORTE HOTEL SAVOY

On the Piazza della Repubblica, this contemporary hotel welcomes guests into Olga Polizzi-designed rooms with marble baths and outstanding city views. The intimate L’Incontro Bar & Restaurant serves traditional Florentine cuisine with modern flourishes. The Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery, and the Ponte Vecchio are all nearby.

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Duomo

CERRETANI FIRENZE - MGALLERY COLLECTION HOTEL

Situated in the heart of Florence’s historic center, close to the city’s major attractions, this historic 17th-century gem is an oasis of tranquility and an excellent base for exploring the sights. Soundproof guest rooms have sleek modern style, marble baths, and superb views. Enjoy a range of excellent regional wines at Il Michelangelo.

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BOSCOLO ASTORIA FLORENCE

The church of Santa Maria Novella and other attractions are just a short stroll from this classic hotel in Florence’s historic center. Guest rooms, some with private terraces, have period furnishings and city views. Palazzo Gaddi specializes in Tuscan cuisine and regional wines. The Arrighetti Lounge’s outdoor terrace overlooks Il Duomo.

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PLAZA HOTEL LUCCHESI

Relaxed ambiance, considerate personal service, and 19th-century palazzo style define this elegant hotel overlooking the Arno River and the historic town center. Many guest rooms open onto private balconies with views of the river, the city, or the surrounding hills. At La Serra, Tuscan specialties emphasize fresh produce. See our ad on this page

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Venice Sightseeing Venice

ORIGINAL VENICE WALK

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VENICE GONDOLA SERENADE

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GHOSTS & LEGENDS WALK

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.”

Capture the romance and Old-World glamour of Venice with a 40-minute gondola ride through its famed canals. Your gondolier may serenade you as you marvel at the opulent palaces and magnificent churches lining the city’s Grand Canal.

Explore Venice’s dark and mysterious past on this 1.5-hour 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.

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SECRET TRAILS OF DOGE’S PALACE

HALF DAY PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR

Hear the daring account of Casanova’s legendary escape on this walking tour of gothic Doge’s Palace. View the lavishly appointed rooms and macabre torture chamber, as well as visit Casanova’s one-time jail cell. Your expert guide will provide commentary about Venice’s infamous Council of Ten, and how residents guaranteed bureaucratic loyalty.

This half-day tour led by a professional photographer will take you to some of Venice’s hidden gems to learn the art of taking the perfect photograph. Guests will bring their own camera and learn how to capture the elements and maximize composition to capture the city’s true beauty.

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WINE TOUR OF THE DOGES

Sample some of Venice’s most high-quality vino on this wine-tasting tour to the Lison Pramaggiore DOC area, which has been growing vines for over 3,000 years. See how wines like Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Pinot Grigio are produced, and enjoy a tasting paired with home-made appetizers from the family-run cantina.

TOUR TO THE ISLANDS

Visit peaceful Torcello – Venice’s oldest continuously populated region – to see Venice’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.

FALLING IN LOVE IN VENICE

This marvelous and enchanting gondola ride through the inner canals of Venice invites you to discover the city from a different point of view. After the gondola ride, enjoy a romantic dinner for two at the lovely Ristorante Sempione. This relaxed and charming restaurant is typically Italian, renowned for the fresh pasta and seafood which is served.

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ADDITIONAL VENICE HOTELS AVAILABLE A La Commedia Ai Mori d’Oriente Hotel Bauer Hotel Bauer Il Palazzo Belle Venezia Cavalletto & Doge Orseolo Giorgione Residence Palazzo Odoni Apartments Santa Marina Hotel

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Venice Hotels Cannaregio Est

BOSCOLO HOTEL DEI DOGI

A luxurious Old World atmosphere suffuses this onetime ambassador’s residence, now one of Venice’s most luxurious hotels. Retreat to guest rooms – some with canal or garden views – that are opulent with rich fabrics, Murano glass chandeliers, Oriental rugs, marble-topped desks, antique furnishings, and marble baths.

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Giudecca Island

MOLINO STUCKY HILTON

Originally a flour mill in the 19th century, this striking luxury hotel is located on Giudecca Island, just a short boat ride from St. Mark’s Square. Precious Venetian fabrics and plush marble baths make your room a delightful haven. Unwind with a massage in your room or in the spa, which also has a sauna, Jacuzzi, and Turkish bath.

A masterpiece of hospitality amid the wonders of Venetian art, this legendary hotel overlooks the lagoon just steps from Piazza San Marco. Retreat to newly renovated rooms and suites in gothic Venetian style, many with views of the sparkling lagoon waters. The rooftop terrace Restaurant Terrazza Danieli overlooks the lagoon and islands.

Facing the lagoon, this historic palazzo is now one of Venice’s most coveted addresses for discerning vacationers. Rooms are individually decorated with period furnishings and have courtyard, canal, or street views. Awarded two Michelin stars, the Met Restaurant combines flavors and products from the Veneto tradition with those of the Orient.

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Features • 67 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Live Entertainment • Private Dock for Water Taxis

San Marco

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Features • 379 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/3 Bars • Executive Floor with Private Lounge • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Outdoor Rooftop Pool • Spa/Fitness Center/Sauna/Hydro-Massage • Complimentary Shuttle Boat to St. Mark’s Square

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HOTEL DANIELI

METROPOLE HOTEL

LUNA HOTEL BAGLIONI

A member The Leading Hotels of the World, this exclusive, recently renovated property is one of the oldest in Venice. Original masterpieces and one-of-a-kind furniture still adorn the hotel. A private dock allows guests to arrive straight to the hotel’s entrance by gondolas or water taxi. The Piazza San Marco and other historic sites are just steps away.

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Features • 104 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Breakfast Room/Bar • 24-Hour Concierge & Room Service • Internet Access • Private Dock

San Marco

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THE WESTIN EUROPA & REGINA, VENICE

Uniting an inspiring location on the Grand Canal with the convenience of Venice’s attractions and St. Mark’s Square nearby, this hotel is a picturesque escape. Many of the beautifully decorated guest rooms and suites reward visitors with stunning water views. Overlooking the Grand Canal, the elegant La Cusina features savory regional dishes.

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AMADEUS

This classic hotel in the historic center of Venice is close to the Rialto Bridge and Santa Lucia train station, as well as dining, shopping, and entertainment. Guest rooms are elegantly furnished in traditional Venetian style and have large windows and wrought-iron balconies. Mirai Restaurant serves Japanese fare in a delightful courtyard garden.

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Grand Canal

BOSCOLO BELLINI VENICE

Aristocratic charm fills every corner of this beautiful hotel, from its refined lobby to its spacious rooms. Classic Venetian style courses through the guest rooms, which have lofty ceilings, gold-fabric walls, marble-topped desks, and views of the Grand Canal. It’s just a short walk to Saint Mark’s Square and other Venice attractions.

Arrive in style via one of Venice’s legendary gondolas at this intimate boutique hotel on a picturesque canal. Tranquil, soundproof guest rooms are elegant refuges with period furnishings, rich fabrics, and marble baths, all lit by Murano lamps. Enjoy an elaborate buffet breakfast with Venetian pastries.

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In a completely renovated 15th-century building with its own private dock for gondolas and water taxis, this hotel invites guests into rooms decorated in styles ranging from Venetian to modern. The Ponte di Rialto, the Piazza San Marco, and the historic Jewish Ghetto are just minutes away.

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Features • 138 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Snack Bar • Concierge/Room Service • Private Canal Dock • In-Room Safe/Evening Turndown Service

Santa Croce Ovest

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San Marco

HOTEL KETTE

HOTEL PRINCIPE

PAPADOPOLI HOTEL VENEZIA

Step directly from this classic hotel into one of Venice’s famed gondolas for the sightseeing trip of a lifetime. The Grand Canal, the Piazzale Roma, and the water buses are all just a block away. Seafood and regional specialties top the menu at the Winter Garden restaurant.

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Features • 97 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar/Breakfast • Golden Keys Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • High-Speed Wi-Fi Internet Access Throughout • Multilingual Staff • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe

Castello

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CASA SANTA MARINA

St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge are within easy walking distance of this excellent value boutique property, an adjunct of the Hotel Santa Maria. Intimate guest rooms have 18th-centurystyle Venetian furnishings and neighborhood views. In warmer months, enjoy breakfast on the outdoor terrace.

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Milan Hotels Milan-Palestro

MELIÁ MILANO

This modern high-rise hotel stands in one of Milan’s quieter neighborhoods, within walking distance of the city center. Posh guest rooms have antique-style furnishings, heated floors, and marble baths. Restaurant AlaCena serves refined Mediterranean, Spanish, and fusion dishes accompanied by an extensive choice of wines.

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Milan-Palestro

THE WESTIN PALACE, MILAN

This contemporary hotel overlooks Piazza della Repubblica and is within walking distance of the Duomo Cathedral and La Scala opera house. Oversize guest rooms are appointed with 19thcentury antiques, elegant green-and-pink marble baths, original artwork, and Westin Heavenly Beds®.

SHERATON DIANA MAJESTIC

A fabulous base for exploring Milan, this hotel blends traditional architecture with state-of-the-art tech and a hip atmosphere. Imperial-style guest rooms have antique furniture, marble baths, and private verandahs overlooking the garden – a perfect place to enjoy an open-air breakfast. The exclusive h club>diana Bar is one of the city’s hottest nightspots.

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Milan-Porta Romana

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GRAND VISCONTI PALACE

Centrally located between Milan’s Piazza del Duomo and the Montenapoleone shopping area, this venerable hotel occupies a former mill building from the 1920s. After sightseeing, retreat to guest rooms with Murano crystal lamps, precious Italian polychromatic marble, and views of the city’s rooftops.

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HOTEL SANPI MILANO

This modern boutique hotel lies in the heart of Milan between Piazza della Repubblica and Porta Venezia–Corso Buenos Aires, an ideal position close to the historical city center. Modern rooms are tastefully decorated, and most overlook a pretty, private garden – the perfect spot for a relaxing drink in peaceful surroundings.

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Features • 79 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar/Breakfast Room • Concierge/Room Service • Fitness Center/Private Garden • Wi-Fi Internet Access • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe

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Northern Italy Hotels Lake Como

Varese

GRAND HOTEL TREMEZZO PALACE

Belle Époque glamour characterizes this fin-desiècle hotel hugging the shoreline of ravishing Lake Como. Antique furnishings and paintings embroider the guest rooms, which overlook the gardens or the lake. For a singular treat, head to L’Escale Fondues & Wine Bar, where more than 400 wines are served on the ivy-covered verandah.

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Features • 100 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/3 Bars • Concierge/Room Service • 2 Outdoor Pools/Indoor Infinity Pool • Beach/Floodlit Clay Tennis Court • T Spa/Fitness Center/Beauty Treatments • Water Sports Equipment

Bologna

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Features • 135 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • Room Service • Wi-Fi in Public Areas (paying) • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe

San Gimignano

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B4 PADOVA

It’s just a few minutes to Giotto’s Scrovegni Chapel and more of Padua’s many attractions from this contemporary hotel in the stunning North East Tower. Retreat to soundproof guest rooms with minimalist style, the latest tech amenities, and huge windows. NET’Uno serves gourmet seafood dishes from an open kitchen.

Verona

It’s an easy walk to Verona’s principal piazza, the Roman-era Arena di Verona amphitheatre, and great shopping from this deluxe modern hotel. Contemporary guest rooms feature leathertopped desks, marble baths, and city views. Traditional local specialties and regional wines are served at Salgari Restaurant.

Surrounded by a shady park, this boutique hotel occupies a historic 18th-century country villa close to Lake Maggiore, the Sacro Monte di Varese, and the Italian Alps. Guest rooms have antique Oriental furnishings, as well as baths with multifunction Jacuzzi showers and infrared heating systems.

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B4 BOLOGNA TOWER

Simplicity, functionality, and innovation characterize this luxury hotel, a glossy steel-and-glass tower just minutes from Bologna city center. Guest rooms have sleek minimalist style, the latest tech and entertainment amenities, and city views. The modern Ristorante La Caveja specializes in regional Bolognese cuisine.

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HOTEL L’ANTICO POZZO, SAN GIMIGNANO

Converted from a 15th-century palazzo, this choice hotel stands on a pedestrian street near the Piazza del Duomo. Soundproof guest rooms have wrought-iron beds, antique furnishings, and city views; some rooms have terracotta floors, beamed ceilings, and ceiling frescoes.

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Southern Italy Hotels Puglia

BORGO EGNAZIA

Inspired by Apulia’s rich traditions, yet thoroughly contemporary in its approach to style, this deluxe resort has an atmosphere of understated elegance. The hotel, borgo, and villas are surrounded by Arabian gardens, patios, and private terraces overlooking fields of centuries-old olive trees or the Adriatic Sea. See our ad on this page

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Features • 183 Rooms, Suites, Townhouses, & 3-Bedroom Villas with Pools • 3 Restaurants/3 Bars • 4 Pools (3 outdoor, 1 indoor) • Vair Spa/Fitness Center/Salon • San Domenico Golf Course (18 Hole, Par-72) • 3 Tennis Courts • Beach Club, Playrooms & Activities for Kids & Teens

HOTEL LUNA CONVENTO

This boutique hotel, set in a 13th-century former monastery, is perched on a promontory above Amalfi’s picturesque harbor. Converted from monks’ private cells, the spacious guest rooms – no two alike – have jetted tubs and balconies with sweeping sea views. After dark, head to the ancient watchtower for disco dancing.

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Features • 40 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Bar • Concierge/Room Service • Outdoor Pool/Sundeck

Sorrento

GRAND HOTEL EXCELSIOR VITTORIA

A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, this elegant cliff-side property is prized by discerning travelers for its plush accommodations, outstanding views of the Bay of Naples, and luxuriant, park-like grounds dotted with Roman columns. At sunset, head to the Vittoria Terrace for a cold drink and a magnificent vista starring Mount Vesuvius.

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Features • 96 AC Rooms & Suites • 3 Restaurants/2 Bars/Pool Bar • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Outdoor Pool/Children’s Pool • La Serra Spa/Jacuzzi • Private Gardens • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe

Positano

LE AGAVI

A private funicular railway takes you aloft the fabled Amalfi Coast cliffs to this alluring boutique hotel overlooking the deep blue Gulf of Salerno. Individually decorated guest rooms have private balconies with magnificent sea views. Enjoy exclusive access to Remmese Beach, which also has its own seafood restaurant and bar.

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Features • 56 Rooms • 2 Restaurants/3 Bars/Poolside Dining • Room Service • Outdoor Pool/Private Beach/Solarium • Private Boat Excursions • Shuttle Bus to Positano

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Sicily Hotels Agrigento

Palermo

HOTEL DELLA VALLE

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Surrounded by meadows and a large and lush Mediterranean garden, this friendly hotel stands close to the historic center of Agrigento and the coastline. Bright, airy guest rooms have huge marble baths, oversize windows, and excellent views. The spa soothes with a hydro-massage pool, Turkish bath, sauna, and sensory spa shower.

Features • 114 AC Rooms • 3 Restaurants/2 Bars/Pool Bar • Outdoor Pool/Sundeck • Seta Spa/Sauna/Hydro-Massage/Turkish Bath • Wi-Fi Internet Access • Excursions

Catania

HOTEL VILLA D’AMATO

Surrounded by palm trees and fragrant flower gardens, this Liberty-style oceanfront hotel is the ideal starting point from which to discover the charms of Palermo. Classic style courses through the guest rooms, most with either a balcony or sea views. The restaurant serves typical Sicilian dishes as well as traditional Italian cuisine.

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Features • 56 AC Rooms • Restaurant/Bar • Complimentary Breakfast • Concierge/Room Service • Complimentary Wireless Internet Access

Taormina

NH BELLINI

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Step outside the doors of this modern high-rise hotel and into the heart of Catania, 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. The Gourmet serves delicate Italian cuisine and traditional Sicilian seafood dishes.

Features • 130 AC Rooms • Restaurant/Bar • Complimentary Breakfast • Room Service • Complimentary Parking

HOTEL ARISTON & PALAZZO SANTA CATERINA

Stay in Taormina’s most elegant surroundings at this refined hotel that also includes a renovated classic palace. Guest rooms have breezy modern décor, private balconies, and jaw-dropping Mediterranean Sea views. Wander the centuryold park, and stroll down to the ancient Greek theater. After sightseeing, dip into the hillside pool with sea views.

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ADDITIONAL ITALY HOTELS AVAILABLE AMALFI COAST Art Hotel Gran Paradiso Aurora Hotel, Amalfi Aurora Residence Apartments, Amalfi Bussola BW Hotel La Solara, Sorrento Casa Caprile, Anacapri Covo dei Saraceni Crowne Plaza Stabiae Sorrento Coast Grand Hotel La Medusa La Floridiana Hotel, Capri L’Ancora Le Sirenuse Marina Riviera Pasitea Posa Posa Residence Le Villette, Ravello

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Santa Caterina Savoia Villa Maria Hotel Villa San Michele Villa Scarpariello

ITALIAN LAKES Barchetta Excelsior, Lake Como Continental Hotel Eden Flora, Lake Maggiore Holiday Hotel Hotel Como Hotel Nazionale, Lake Garda Hotel Simplon, Lago Maggiore La Palma Ramada Splendid, Baveno

ITALIAN CITIES Ariston Hotel Best Western City, Genoa Best Western Porto Antico, Genoa Bulgari Carlton Hotel Baglioni Cavaliere Palace, Spoleto Courtyard By Marriott, Airport Hotel Due Torri Hotel Eight Hotel Portofino Etruscan Chocohotel, Perugia Europa, Bologna Garden Gio Jazz & Wine, Perugia Giotto, Assisi Grand Hotel Savoia, Genoa Grand Hotel Vesuvio Grand Visconti Palace

Holiday Inn Naples Hotel La Meridiana Perugia Ibis Italia Leon Bianco, San Gimignano Maison Borella Margherita MH Design Hotel NH Ambassador NH Bologna De La Gare NH Plaza Nuovo Garden, Levanto Orient Grande Palme Pescille, San Gimignano Punta Mesco Regina Hotel, Bologna Relais Borgo Scopeto Relais dell’ Orolgio

Relais Ducale, Gubbio Renaissance Naples Residence Panoramic, Maiori Roseo Hotel Assis Villa Aurea, Cortona Villa Romana, Minori Villa San Paolo, San Gimignano

SICILY Isabella Hotel, Taormina NH Palermo Residenza D’Aragona

TUSCANY Baglioni Cala del Porto, Tuscany Baglioni Residence Alleluja, Tuscany


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Spain A swirl of passion, creativity, and color, today’s Spain dazzles with a mild year-round climate, sandy beaches, awe-inspiring art and architecture, mouth-watering cuisine, a thrilling nightlife, and a vibrant culture all its own. FAST FACTS u Language Spanish. u Currency Euro. u Average Temperatures (Fº) Winter 35-57/Summer 55-80. TIPPING POINTS

Tipping is definitely not obligatory in Spain. It is mandatory for all establishments to include the taxes in their displayed prices; i.e., the price on the menu is the price on the bill. Therefore, any tipping is quite discretionary and is usually in the form of spare change, or at most €1-2, and always in cash.

u Restaurants & Bars Restaurants always include service charges by law; these should be clearly stated on the menus, although a small tip for excellent service will still be expected and very much appreciated, whether in a casual café or proper sit-down restaurant. Tip 5-10% in cash, or round up in cafés. u Hotels For porters, tip €1 per bag. For housekeeping, €1-2 per night, up front for more attentive service. u Taxis Tips aren’t expected at all, and usually, extra luggage charges or surcharge for departures from the airport have already been added to the fare.

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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. It’s as easy to walk the golden beaches as it is the medieval Gothic Quarter, center of the old city and home to Antoni Gaudí’s crowning La Sagrada Família cathedral. In Parc Guell, admire the intricate mosaics and colorful sculptures, or linger along tree-lined La Rambla at dusk. 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. Stroll through the Parque del Retiro, sip sangria at a café in Plaza Mayor, and contemplate the works of master artists like Goya, Velazquez, El Greco, and Rubens at the Prado museum. In the southwest region of Andalusia sits romantic, sunny Seville – home of the flamenco. Nestled on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, Seville’s narrow, winding streets lead to Moorish architecture, the copper-topped Giralda Tower that marks the Cathedral of Seville (the world’s thirdlargest), and the palatial Alcázar. The snow-capped mountains of the Sierra Nevada surround beautiful Granada, where an impressive Andalusian legacy meets architectural jewels from the Renaissance and the most modern facilities. The nearby Costa del Sol sprawls with miles of golden beaches and quaint fishing villages like Marbella.

u Tapas Tapas, or small appetizers, are one of Spain’s most popular dishes. Popular options include olives, cheese, or small bits or meat, as well as prepared items like croquetas, empanadas, and fried potatoes.


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Day 4: Seville

Day 9: Granada

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Experience the capital of Andalusia and its great cathedral, the Real Alcazar, and the Santa Cruz district. Take the afternoon to enjoy the many pleasures this wonderful city has to offer. In the evening, thrill to the flamenco in one of the typical clubs dedicated to the passion and energy of this exotic dance and song.

Continue on to spectacular Granada via the beautiful little whitewashed village of Mihas, where the craft shops have some wonderful hand-made pottery and local works of art on display. After arriving in Granada, explore the cathedral and experience the captivating atmosphere of the Albaicin, Granada’s traditional Islamic quarter. There is free time in the evening to experience this ancient city as you wish.

Tour Includes: • 10 nights charming & distinctive accommodation • Driver/guide companion • All mini-coach transportation • European breakfast daily • 4x evening meals • Wine tasting with tapas/Sherry tasting/ Flamenco dancing • Guided tours (Seville, Alhambra) • Entrance fees Day 1: Toledo Set off from Madrid and head south to Toledo. Explore “The Imperial City” and its winding streets, magnificent cathedral, the fabulous Alcazar, the synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca, the fascinating Jewish quarter, and the monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Day 2: Cordoba Depart Toledo and head to the vast plains of central Spain and the famed La Mancha – a land of fairytale castles, delicious wines and, Don Quixote’s famous windmills. Arrive at Valdepeñas, center of a world-renowned grape growing district, and head to a local bodega to sample the local wine and tapas. Proceed to beautiful Cordoba, with free time to relax and savor the sights, sounds, and atmosphere. Day 3: Seville Explore Cordoba, and see the Puente Romana bridge and the Great Mosque (or “Mezquita”), one of the largest in all the Islam world. Discover the splendid Synagogue and the historic Jewish Quarter of Cordoba. Continue on to joyous Seville, which epitomizes all that is quintessentially Andalusian! Enjoy free time to soak up the sparkling atmosphere.

Day 5: Seville Spend the day relaxing and enjoying Seville at leisure, or learn how to make real paella (optional). In the afternoon and evening, enjoy free time for last-minute sightseeing, shopping, or simply relaxing in the sunshine. Day 6: Arcos de la Frontera Head south to the beautiful Andalusian coastline around Cadiz, a city famous for its picturesque charm and historical links with the sea. Proceed to Jerez de la Frontera and sample its most famous product – sherry! Climb the mountainside to the most breathtaking of all Andalusia’s “white villages,” Arcos de la Frontera. Day 7: Andalusian Coast Head east to another of the famous white villages, Ronda, perched high on the hillside above El Tajo gorge. Explore the pretty town and the stunning views, then go down the hillside to experience the popular Costa del Sol, a magnet for holidaymakers and sun-seekers. Take a peek at the delightful old centre of Marbella and, time permitting, Puerto Banus, a traditional fishing village now filled with multi-million-dollar yachts. Settle into the hotel to enjoy the late afternoon sunshine and Andalusian evening. Day 8: Andalusian Coast Enjoy a day at leisure: Explore the coast, take a swim, walk in the hills, or just relax in the shade with a cooling drink.

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Day 10: Granada Explore the Alhambra, the most famous example of Moorish architecture in the world. Discover the gardens of the Generalife, the rural residence of the emirs who ruled this part of Spain in centuries past. Day 11: Malaga On the way back to the coast, spend a little time in the beautiful village of Frigiliana, a tangle of narrow cobbled streets lined by whitewashed houses. Try the locally-produced wine, and browse the excellent shops selling pottery and ceramics. The next stop is Nerja, where a fascinating system of caves is located just outside of town. Finally, the tour returns to Malaga. Madrid Toledo

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ANDALUCIA IN BRIEF

ANDALUCIA & COSTA DEL SOL TOUR

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• Guided tours in Vic, Figueres (Dali Museum), Girona, Montserrat, Sitges, and Santes Creus (Monastery) • Tour escort • Air-conditioned deluxe motor-coach • Lunch, 3 dinners, and wine tasting • Accommodation in Girona, Sitges, and Tarragona • Breakfast daily

• Guided visits in Cordoba, Seville, Granada & Toledo • 3 nights accommodation • Air-conditioned deluxe motor coach • Meals as specified • Entrance fees

• Guided visits in Cordoba, Seville & Granada • Bilingual guide (English-Spanish) • Air-conditioned deluxe motor coach • Daily breakfast & 1 dinner • Entrance fees/Porters • Travel insurance & travel bag

Day 1: Madrid/Cordoba/Seville

Day 1: Madrid/Cordoba/Seville

Depart Madrid via motor coach to La Mancha for a brief stop at the homeland of Don Quixote. Continue towards the south of Spain, crossing through the impressive gorge of Despeñaperros, gateway to Andalucia. Our next stop will be the ancient city of Cordoba, a World Heritage Site. A local guide takes you on a stroll through the Jewish Quarter and then to the Great Mosque. In the afternoon, proceed to Seville, where you will have time to explore its quaint streets at leisure.

Depart Madrid via motor coach to La Mancha, homeland of Don Quixote. Continue through the impressive gorge of Despeñaperros, gateway to Andalucia. Our next stop will be the ancient city of Cordoba, a World Heritage Site. A local guide takes you on a stroll through the Jewish Quarter and then to the Great Mosque. In the afternoon, proceed to Seville, where you will have time to explore its quaint streets at leisure.

Day 2: Seville

Embark on a panoramic tour of this magnificent city, including Maria Luisas Park, The University, Americas Square, and The Pavilions. The tour continues on foot from the Murillo Gardens to the Santa Cruz neighborhood, the Cathedral, and Seville’s most iconic image, the Giralda Tower. Spend the afternoon at leisure, or take in a Flamenco Show.

Day 1: Barcelona/Vic/Figueres/Girona Depart to Vic, a city that still preserves the customs of the Middle Ages. A sightseeing tour includes a visit to the traditional market in the main square, plus free time for independent lunch. Afterwards, continue to Figueres for a guided tour of the Dali Museum. Continue on to Girona. Day 2: Girona/Montserrat/Sitges Take a sightseeing tour of Girona, including a visit to the ancient narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter as well as the Cathedral of Saint Mary of Girona. There is free time for lunch on your own. In the afternoon, depart for Montserrat, where you will visit the stunning mountaintop Santa Maria de Montserrat monastery (Catalonia’s most significant religious retreat) and its revered “Black Madonna.” Next, proceed to Sitges. Day 3: Sitges/Tarragona Enjoy a morning walking tour of the beautiful seaside city of Sitges, highlighting the “Route of the Americans,” an area packed with beautiful architecture and relaxing beaches. There will be time for you to discover this nice village at leisure. In the afternoon, continue to the ancient Roman city of Tarragona. Day 4: Tarragona/Santes Creus/Barcelona Depart for Santes Creus, home of a historic Cistercian Monastery with impressive gothic architecture, royal tombs, and a beautiful chapter house. After a delicious lunch featuring local Catalonian cuisine, visit Bodegas Torres, one of the most famous wineries in Catalonia, and enjoy a tasting before continuing to Barcelona.

Embark on a panoramic tour of this magnificent city, including Maria Luisas Park (site of the 1929 Ibero-American Fair), The University, Americas Square, and The Pavilions (built for the 1992 Expo). The tour continues on foot from the Murillo Gardens towards the Santa Cruz neighborhood, then to the Cathedral and Seville’s most iconic image, the Giralda Tower. Spend the afternoon at leisure, or take in a Flamenco Show. Day 3: Seville/Granada Proceed to Granada, located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Take a tour of the Alhambra (the most visited monument in Spain), the Nazarite Palaces, and the Generalife Gardens. Day 4: Granada/Toledo/Madrid Depart for Toledo, where all the cultures and eras of Spain (Christian, Moorish, and Jewish) have lived together. On arrival, take a panoramic drive around the World Heritage Site, full of cobblestone alleyways and amazing medieval architecture. Proceed on foot to the historical Old Town. Explore the 13th-century Cathedral, the Church of Santo Tomé (home to El Greco’s famous painting “The Burial of the Count of Orgaz”), and the former Jewish Quarter to see the synagogue of St. Maria La Blanca. In the afternoon, return to Madrid.

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MONTSERRAT MORNING TOUR

Barcelona

MONTSERRAT, WINERY & SITGES

Discover creative Barcelona on this tour of the city’s worldrenowned architectural and artistic monuments. Experience Art Nouveau masterpieces by architect Antonio Gaudi, including Casa Milà, Casa Batlló, the Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia, and the UNESCO World Heritage Parc Guëll. Finish the tour near the Picasso Museum, which you have the option to explore on your own.

Marvel at the views of jagged Montserrat mountain from the historic pilgrimage site of The Royal Basilica of Montserrat on this half-day trip from Barcelona. See the Basilica’s famed Romanesque carving of the Black Virgin, which dates to the 12th century, and have the chance to listen to one of Europe’s oldest children’s choirs, La Escolania de Montserrat.

Travel outside of Barcelona, to the lovely Catalonia countryside. Explore the historic wine-growing vineyards of Bodegas Torres with a walking tour and wine tasting, and visit scenic Montserrat to sample local liquor. Lastly, stroll the dynamic beachside town of Sitges, included a guided tour of the Maricel Museum. Rail tickets and admission fees are included.

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Barcelona

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GIRONA – FIGUERES TOUR

This full-day tour from Barcelona will take you on a drive to Catalonia’s Girona, where you can visit St. Mary’s Cathedral and the city’s historic Jewish Quarter. Explore Figueres, birthplace of artist Salvador Dalí, and pay a visit to the eclectic Dalí Theatre and Museum. Museum admission is included, as well as a guide book filled with information and discounts on local attractions.

HOP-ON/HOP-OFF TOUR – ONE DAY

This double-decker bus tour is the best way to explore Barcelona at your own pace. Your 24-hour ticket allows you to hop on and off all day long at 20 stops. Audio guides in 12 different languages, anatomical seats, and an on-board guide help you make the most of your visit. Stops include Plaça de Catalunya, Port Olímpic, Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló, Fundació Joan Miró, and other sites.

HIDDEN BARCELONA TOUR

This leisurely three-hour guided walking tour introduces some of Barcelona’s iconic sites and surprising hidden places. Walk the back streets, admire Gothic churches, explore produce markets, and visit gourmet shops to sample some local delicacies. Sites include the Old City, Gothic Quarter, Jewish Quarter, Carrer de Montcada, Santa Caterina Market, El Born district, La Ribera, and Les Rambles.

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BARCELONA CYCLE & TAPAS TOUR

Explore the city’s attractive blend of history and contemporary architecture from two wheels on this guided cycle tour of Barcelona. You’ll uncover icons and hidden gems, as well as see the Olympic Port, Frank Gehry’s famous fish sculpture, Pard de la Ciutadela, many of Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces, Barrio Gotico, and El Raval Barrio. The cycling is along flat ground, and your efforts are well rewarded with some delicious tapas!

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Barcelona Hotels Cuitat Vella

HOTEL ARTS BARCELONA

This ultra-modern building, among the tallest in Spain, rises 44 stories above Barcelona’s Port Olimpic. Polished guest rooms have floorto-ceiling windows with city or sea vistas, plus marble baths stocked with Frette robes. Unwind with reflexology therapy and panoramic views at the 42nd-floor spa.

Sarrià-Sant Gervasi

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Features • 483 AC Rooms & Suites • 4 Restaurants/Breakfast Room/2 Bars/ Outdoor Terrace • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service/ Technology Butler • Outdoor Pool • Six Senses Spa/Fitness Center/Sauna/ Steam Room • Shops/Art Collection • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe/Coffee & Tea Maker Metro Stop: Ciutadella/Vila Olímpica

MELIÁ BARCELONA

Elegant new rooms, highly attentive service, and proximity to Barcelona’s shopping district make this high-rise hotel the natural choice for a memorable vacation. Large guest rooms have bright, modern décor, plus top-of-the-line tech amenities and superb city views. After seeing all the sights, relax with massage and sauna time at the spa.

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Features • 314 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Piano Bar • 24-Hour Room Service • YHI Wellness Spa/24-Hour Fitness Center • Mini-Bar/Interactive Satellite TV • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet Access Throughout Metro Stop: Hospital Clinic & Maria Cristina

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EL PALACE BARCELONA

Elegant neoclassical style meets modern convenience in this freshly renovated 1919 hotel, conveniently located in Barcelona’s commercial center and a favorite of visiting celebrities and statesmen. Lavish guest rooms have high ceilings, fireplaces, marble baths, and dressing rooms. Chef Romain Fornell’s Caelis has been awarded a coveted Michelin star.

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Features • 125 AC Rooms & Suites • 3 Restaurants/2 Bars • Concierge/Room Service • Mayan Spa with Fitness Center/Temazcal Sauna/ Massage • Wi-Fi Throughout • In-Room Safe/Mini-Bar • Computer, Fax Lines & Internet Access in Room Metro Stop: Passeig de Gràcia

Barceloneta

W BARCELONA

Designed by renowned architect Ricardo Bofill, this spectacular hotel provides signature W Living Room experience at the beachfront along the Barceloneta boardwalk. Guest rooms have the latest tech and entertainment amenities, plus endless sea and city views. BRAVO 24 features Michelin-starred chef Carles Abellán’s creative modern fare. See our ad on this page

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Features • 473 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/3 Bars/Rooftop Bar • WET® Infinity-Edge Pool/Sun Terrace/Cabanas • Bliss® Spa • SWEAT® Fitness Facility with Technogym Metro Stop: KTK

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PANORAMIC MADRID TOUR

PANORAMIC TOUR & PRADO MUSEUM

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PANORAMIC MADRID & ROYAL PALACE TOUR

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.

This exclusive, private tour will take you to Madrid’s most beloved city sights, including the Museo del Prado, one of the finest art museums in the world. Here, you can see works by masters including Francisco Goya, El Greco, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt, and Fra Angelico, and view Diego Velázquez’s famed Las Meninas.

This guided coach tour visits the palatial Royal Palace, including Plaza de Oriente, the Sabatini Gardens, and the Campo del Moro. Continue with a panoramic drive through Madrid, passing the Renaissance and Baroque buildings of Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, and Plaza de la Villa, plus the Gran Vía, Paseo de la Castellana, Salamanca, Las Ventas Bullring, and Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium. Make a stop at the Hard Rock Café for a drink (included).

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FLAMENCO AND TAPAS AT FLORIDA PARK

FLAMENCO DINNER AT TORRES BERMEJAS

Enjoy traditional Spanish tapas, a three-course dinner, or a refreshing drink while you watch an impassioned Flamenco show at Florida Park in lovely Parque del Buen Retiro. Beforehand, take the stage and show your stuff while you dance with the orchestra.

Visit the legendary Torres Bermejas, decorated in the style of Granada’s dramatic Alhambra Palace, where some of Flamenco’s greatest names have performed. Watch a dance show starring an internationally renowned troupe of over 40 artists, and enjoy either dinner or a drink.

A 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.

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AVILA AND SEGOVIA

This full-day trip from Madrid takes you on a tour of the historic walled cities of Avila and Segovia. Admire the sweeping views from Los Cuatro Postes, visit Avila’s San Vincente Basilica, and see Segovia’s ancient Roman aqueduct. You’ll also have the option of a tourist-style or gourmet Segovian lunch with drinks.

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TOLEDO TOUR

Explore the wonders of UNESCO World Heritage site Toledo on either a morning, afternoon, or full-day tour from Madrid. Stroll the cobblestone streets of Spain’s medieval capital, wonder at its centuries-old architecture, and discover the works of 16th-century painter El Greco, including The Burial of the Count of Orgaz at St. Tome church.

ROYAL MONASTERY OF ESCORIAL

FULL DAY TOLEDO WITH LUNCH

Take a guided walk through the cobblestoned streets of the beautiful historic hill town of Toledo, where Moorish, Christian, and Jewish cultures co-existed. Visit genuine Arab, Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance, and Baroque style 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.


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Madrid Hotels Serrano

GRAN MELIÁ FENIX

The Prado, Retiro Park, and the posh shops of Calle Serrano are just steps from the doors of this majestic hotel on the Plaza de Colón in the heart of Madrid. Classic 19th-century style, vintage art prints, and modern conveniences adorn the spacious guest rooms. Indulge in gourmet Mediterranean cuisine at Restaurant Epoque.

Prado

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Retiro

HOTEL RITZ MADRID

Royal treatment is standard at this Orient-Express hotel – after all, it was built in 1910 by King Alfonso XIII to rival the world’s best. Belle Époque style flows through the guest rooms, which dazzle with soaring ceilings, antique furnishings, and hand-woven rugs. The Prado is right next door, and the Thyssen Museum is across the street.

Attentive personal service is the watchword at this newly renovated, modern high-rise hotel, conveniently located in the city center, just a few blocks from Plaza de Espana and the Royal Palace. Traditional-style accommodations have city views. A wellness center provides massages and a sauna, and night owls flock to the disco.

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Symbol of Belle Époque elegance, this opulent hotel lies in the cultural heart of Madrid within the world-famous Art Triangle, between the Prado, Thyssen, and Reina Sofia Museums. Elegant, soundproof guest rooms have comfortable Westin Heavenly Beds® and spacious marble baths.

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Argüelles-Moncloa

MELIÁ MADRID PRINCESA

THE WESTIN PALACE MADRID

ME MADRID

A historic hotel recently renovated with a bold interior design, this property stands on Plaza Santa Ana in the center of Old Madrid. Guest rooms are havens of relaxation with rainfall showers and organic Aveda amenities. Relax with tapas and mojitos under the stars at Rande Gerber & Scott Gerber’s glamorous Penthouse on the rooftop.

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TRYP AMBASSADOR

Located in the historic center of Madrid, this former ducal palace has been meticulously restored to its original 19th-century glory. Large, soundproof guest rooms have modern amenities and marble baths. Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace, and many of the city’s other treasures are within easy walking distance.

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Andalusia/Mallorca Hotels Granada

MELIÁ GRANADA

In the heart of Granada, near the Cathedral, the Royal Chapel, and the Alhambra, this modern hotel is an ideal base from which to explore the city. Guest rooms have contemporary décor and state-of-the-art connectivity technology, and Generalife restaurant serves traditional Andalusian cuisine.

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Features • 232 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • Room Service • Valet Parking • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe/Satellite TV

Marbella

HOTEL PUENTE ROMANO

A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, this Andalusian village-style resort stands amid acres of award-winning botanic gardens along Marbella’s Golden Mile. Stylish guest rooms have marble floors, Persian rugs, sitting areas, and private terraces. Serve away at the impressive tennis center, site of Davis Cup and ATP matches.

The Costa del Sol’s sunny days are even brighter at this newly renovated resort in the heart of Puerto Banús’ exclusive “Golden Mile” and yacht harbor. Spacious guest rooms, decorated in contemporary style, have crafted wooden furnishings, cool marble floors, and large private terraces overlooking the sea, pools, and beautiful gardens.

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King Alfonso commissioned this Moorish-inspired hotel in 1928, within walking distance of Reales Alcázares and Plaza de España. Guest rooms are posh with Arabic, Castilian, or Baroque-style décor, plus marble floors, Bohemian crystal chandeliers, carved wooden beds, and views of the city or the exquisite inner courtyard garden.

Features • 147 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/2 Bars/Poolside Bar • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Outdoor Pool (seasonal) • Fitness Center/Hair Salon • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe/Turndown Service

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Features • 274 AC Rooms & Suites • 3 Restaurants/2 Bars • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • 3 Outdoor Pools/Children’s Pool • Fitness Center/Sauna/Massage • 10 Lighted Tennis Courts • Mini-Bar/Robes/Turndown Service

Marbella

MELIÁ MARBELLA BANÚS

HOTEL ALFONSO XIII

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Features • 221 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Breakfast Buffet/Patio & Pool Bars • Concierge/Room Service • 2 Outdoor Pool/Indoor Heated Pool/Children’s Pools • Sauna/Whirlpool/Turkish Bath • Tennis

MELIÁ SEVILLA

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This elegant property with an international ambiance stands in the center of Seville, close to the Plaza de España and the Parque de Maria Luisa. Contemporary guest rooms and suites have city views. La Albufera specializes in local rice dishes and Mediterranean cuisine. Royal Service offers premium amenities.

Features • 365 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/2 Bars/Poolside Bar • 24-Hour Room Service • Outdoor Pool • Spa/Fitness Center/Sauna

ADDITIONAL SPAIN HOTELS AVAILABLE Abba Centrum Alicante Astoria Hotel Avenida Hotel Ayre Hotel Sevilla Castillo Hotel Son Vida Catalonia Excelsior Hotel Catalonia Giralda Club La Sirena Gran Melia Colon Gran Melia Victoria Hawai Ibiza Hotel Hotel Fuerte Miramar Spa Hotel Selu Ibiza Gran Hotel Juan Miguel Hotel

Luna Arabial Hotel Melia Araguaney Hotel Melia Costa del Sol Melia Palas Atenea Melia Sancti Petri Monterrey Hotel Palacio de Valderrabanos Paradise Beach Pintor El Greco Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa St Regis Mardavall Torrequebrada Hotel Tryp Albayzin Tryp Gallos Tryp Macarena

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Portugal Nestled along the southwestern edge of the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal’s stunning coastline, sunny climate, and charming villages delight with rural enclaves where time stands still. FAST FACTS u Language Portuguese. u Currency Euro. u Average Temperatures (Fº) Winter 46-63/Summer 62-82. TIPPING POINTS

In Portugal, tipping is always quite welcome -- provided it is done in private. For example, in a restaurant it is more appreciated if you leave it in cash on the table. In addition, VAT tax is already factored into the sales price of virtually every item and service.

In general, tipping is expected more in Lisbon, Porto, and the Algarve than it is in the more rural north.

u Restaurants & Bars Tipping in restaurants is optional. A serviço (service charge) is included in the bill in pricier restaurants, though it is customary to leave an additional tip, though more than 2-3€ would be hardly justified. u Hotels Where service is not included, tip porters and concierges €1-2. For housekeeping, €1 per night. u Taxis A fee is already added to the taxi fare, although you can tip the driver 10% of the metered fare.

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The combination of great weather, sandy beaches, rocky outcroppings, and azure seas and skies make Portugal, especially its southern coastal region, an increasingly popular destination for sunlovers. Stroll along long stretches of sands broken by rugged cliffs and hidden grottoes, lunch on lime grilled fish and ice-cold beer, and visit historic Moorish cities tucked into the countryside. Portugal’s capital city, Lisbon is a treasure trove of cobbled winding streets, pastel bairros and red-tiled rooftops, and historic churches and monasteries perched at the mouth of the sprawling Tagus River. Grab a piping hot café and cinnamonsprinkled pasteis de nata for breakfast before heading on a climb of the city’s legendary seven hills, or take the Santa Justa elevator for panoramic views of the city’s mosaic pavements and dazzling tiled façades. Lisbon’s cool beauty is reflected in the Gothic Manueline architecture of the Monastery of Jerónimos as well as the Torre de Belém, which rises from the Rio Tejo and is one of the most photographed monuments in Portugal. If you feel like stepping outside the city, a few miles north or east lays largely undeveloped landscapes of picturesque medieval villages and towns where life has changed little over several centuries. Once a peaceful fishing village, the streets of Albufeira’s narrow streets are lined with whitewashed houses, and bright-painted boats still bob in the harbor. One of Europe’s “newest” and hottest destinations, Portugal wins you over with its laid-back lifestyle, sunny beaches, lively cities, and some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet!

u Mournful Melodies One of Portugal’s most famous types of music is fado, a type of melancholy song that’s been around since 1840. There are two main types of fado: Lisbon and Coimbra. In Coimbra, audiences traditionally cough instead of clapping to applaud a performance.


Escorted Tours SOUTH OF PORTUGAL

NORTH OF PORTUGAL

4 Days/3 Nights

6 Days/5 Nights

Tour Includes:

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• 3 nights accommodation in 4-star hotels • Breakfast daily • English-speaking guide • Entrance fees to most museums & monuments

• 5 nights accommodation in 4-star hotels • Breakfast daily • English-speaking guide • Entrance fees to most museums & monuments Day 1: Lisbon/Óbidos/Nazare/Batalha/Fatima Depart Lisbon for Óbidos, Portugal’s most romantic medieval village. Proceed to Alcobaça, site of the first and largest Gothic church in Portugal. Stop in Nazare, a typical fishing village and seaside resort, then continue to Batalha and the Monastery of Santa Maria de Victoria, before arriving in Fatima. Day 2: Fatima/Coimbra/Aviero/Porto

Day 1: Lisbon/Evora Travel from Lisbon to Evora for a day of sightseeing in the ancient Roman-built city, a mosaic of culture, history, and traditions. Visit some of the city’s most important monuments, including the Roman Temple, the Romanesque-Gothic cathedral, St. Francis Church (known for its “Chapel of Bones”), and the University. Explore the market, and sample the local wine, cheese, and olives. Day 2: Evora/Beja/Silves/Alvor From Evora, proceed to Beja, founded by Julius Caesar, where you’ll see whitewashed houses and a 13th-century castle. Continue to the Algarve region and Silves, dominated by its red sandstone castle. Proceed to the golden sands of the Algarve, passing by Praia da Rocha to Alvor.

Depart for Coimbra, home of one of the oldest universities in the world. Stop at St. Clara Church, site of the tomb of Queen St. Isabel, the protagonist of the “Miracle of the Roses.” Continue to Aveiro, known as the “Portuguese Venice,” where you have time to see the graceful boats and taste the local sweets. Drive to Vila Nova de Gaia.

capital of Portugal, now a World Heritage Site. Visit the Sacred Hill, crowned by the castle and the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança. Continue to Braga, known as the “Rome of Portugal” for its 35 churches, including the country’s oldest cathedral. Proceed to Barcelos, featuring the largest weekly market in Portugal. Day 5: Porto/Amarante/Douro Valley/Lamego/ Urgeirica Travel through the rich vine-growing Douro Valley, with towns and villages such as Amarante (which also has a bustling market), Vila Real (home of Mateus wine), Lamego, and Viseu, before arriving at Urgeiriç. Day 6: Urgeirica/Bussaco/Tomar/Lisbon Heading south again through Portugal’s heart, pass through lushly forested Bussaco to Tomar, a city founded by the Order of the Templars in 1159, and now a World Heritage Site. Return to Lisbon.

Day 4: Porto/Guimaraes/Braga/Barcelos/Porto

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Portugal Sightseeing Lisbon

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LISBON CITY TOUR

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OBIDOS, NAZARE AND FATIMA

SINTRA, CASCAIS, ESTORIL TOUR

Explore Portugal’s capital city on this introductory half-day tour of dramatic Lisbon. Highlights include the Tower of Belem, the Padrao dos Descobrimentos, the Coach Museum, and the UNESCO World Heritage Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Take a stroll through historical Alfama, enjoy a wine tasting, and pause for pictures at the beautiful Praca do Comercio.

This comprehensive day trip from Lisbon will take you to three of the seven Portugal Wonders and two UNESCO World Heritage sites. Visit Batalha, the fortified village of Obidos, the medieval fishing village of Nazare, and Fatima, including the Sanctuary of ‘Our Lady.’ Lunch and all entrance fees are included.

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.

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HOP-ON/HOP-OFF LISBON TOUR

PENA PALACE & CASCAIS TOUR

Explore Lisbon’s key sights, museums, gardens, and attractions on open-top buses along two routes with more than 40 stops around the city (ticket valid for 24 hours). Attractions include Jerónimos Monastery, Torre de Belém, the Praça do Município, Praça do Comércio, Praça do Rossio, Museu do Oriente, Museu Nacional do Azulejo, Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, the Jardim da Astrela, Jardim do Principe Real, and more.

Bask in the playground of royalty on this romantic guided tour to Pena Palace, a majestic revivalist palace of Moorish, Gothic, and Manueline styles nestled high atop Sintra Mountain. Admire breathtaking 360° views of the mountains and Cascais coast, then savor the delicious and refreshing treats of charming beachside Sintra Village and its antique shops, handicrafts, tea rooms, and restaurants.

LISBON BY NIGHT

Tour Lisbon after dark with an illuminated drive 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.

Portugal Hotels Lisbon

SHERATON LISBOA HOTEL & SPA

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Faro Villamoura Gulf of Cadiz

This landmark hotel – Portugal’s tallest building – brings you close to Lisbon’s shopping, theaters, museums, and nightlife. A trendy, modern vibe flows through the spacious guest rooms, which have glass baths and high-tech amenities. The rooftop Panorama Bar & Restaurant lives up to its name with stunning city views.

Features • 369 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/2 Bars • Club Level with Private Lounge • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Outdoor Heated Pool/Spa/Fitness Center • Mini-Bar/B&O Flat-Screen TV/Wi-Fi Throughout


Portugal Hotels Lisbon

HOTEL MUNDIAL

This neo-Classical hotel is located in the Baixa Pombalina district of central Lisbon, flanked by St. George’s Castle and Rossio Square. Soundproof guest rooms, many with private balconies, have super city views. Overlooking the Old Town, Varanda de Lisboa serves Portuguese and International cuisine, along with its signature flambé dishes.

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Features • 350 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Bar/Wine Cellar/BBQ Terrace • 24-Hour Room Service • Solarium • Wi-Fi in Public Areas • Free Private Parking • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe/Robes

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SOFITEL LISBOA LIBERDADE

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, blackgranite baths, and Roger & Gallet amenities. Ad Lib has become a neighborhood magnet, thanks to its traditional French and Portuguese cuisine.

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Features • 171 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Wi-Fi Throughout • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe/LCD TV • Fresh Flowers/Down Comforters

LELE MÉRIDIEN PENINA GOLF & RESORT ALGARVE

The top golf and sports resort on The Algarve, this deluxe property stands amid 360 acres of beautiful, natural landscape. Tee off on three golf courses, swing away at the tennis center, cool off in the huge pool, and more! Guest rooms have modern design and balconies with views of the golf course, pool, or the Monchique hills.

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Features • 196 AC Rooms & Suites • 5 Restaurants/2 Bars • Olympic-Size Outdoor Pool/Private Beach • Fitness Center/Sauna/Spa Services • 18-Hole Par-73 Golf Course/Two 9-Hole Golf Courses • Tennis Center/Soccer Field • Penguin Village Children’s Club

ADDITIONAL PORTUGAL HOTELS AVAILABLE Baia Grande Convento do Espinheiro Fenix Hotel Lisboa Plaza Marques de Pombal Hotel Melia Gaia Porto Melia Madeira Mare NH Liberdade Olissippo Lapa Palace

Roma Hotel Sana Classic Reno Hotel Sana Classic Rex Sana Executive Sana Metropolitan Park Hotel Sana Seisimbra Sheraton Porto Tryp Porto Centro VIP Eden Apartments

Albufeira

SHERATON ALGARVE

This Moorish inspired hotel, set on a cliff overlooking beautiful Falesia Beach, is prized for its super ocean views and top-notch sports facilities, such as the golf course and tennis academy. Kids frolic in the Porto Pirata children’s village, complete with wooden pirate ships and castle. Spacious rooms open onto private verandahs with garden or sea views.

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Features • 215 AC Rooms & Suites with Balconies or Terraces • 5 Restaurants/Snack Bar/2 Bars/Beach Bar • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • 2 Outdoor Pools/Heated Indoor Pool • Fitness Center/Sauna/Jacuzzi/Spa Services • 9-Hole Golf Course/Golf Academy/5 Tennis Courts

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Greece & Turkey Dynamic and historic, Greece and Turkey lure vacationers with their legendary pasts, romantic mystique, stunning land and seascapes, and world-famous cuisine. FAST FACTS u Language Greece: Greek. Turkey: Turkish. u Currency Greece: Euro. Turkey: Turkish Lira. u Average Temperatures (Fº) Greece: Winter 41-66/Summer 57-92. Turkey: Winter 48-55/Summer 72-86. TIPPING POINTS u Restaurants & Bars Greece: While a service charge of 13% will appear on a restaurant bill (ask if you are in doubt), it is customary to tip 10% on top, especially in tourist locations; if you can leave change on the table for busboys, do so. Turkey: Tip 10% or round up (cash only, not on your credit card). In addition, leave tips in Turkish liras in notes; don’t leave non-Turkish coins, as these cannot easily be exchanged for Turkish liras. u Hotels For porters, tip €1 per bag. For housekeeping, €1 per day. In Greece, tip concierges only for special service. In Turkey, tip approximately €5 equivalent in TL for very helpful concierge services. In Turkish baths (hamams) outside of the hotels, tips are expected for good service, about 15% of the price. u Taxis No tip expected for taxis – round up and they’ll be delighted.

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Greece is a land of sunshine and seas, of crumbling ancient architecture and powdery beaches, fiery ouzo and plump, oily 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. Off Greece’s sun-drenched shores, the glorious Greek Isles – all 6,000 of them – are lined with shimmering golden sand dunes, sheltered bays and rocky coves, and jagged coastal caves traced with black volcanic soil. Nestled between Crete and Turkey, the Dodecanese islands are home to Rhodes, a sunlovers paradise of sugary beaches and medieval ruins. To the northwest, dip in the stunning blue shores of Mykonos and Santorini with cliff-carved streets tempting bronzed revelers with their heartpumping nightlife. Somewhere between tanning and dancing, go for a hike around Santorini’s fantastic caldera, a sea-filled natural dome created by Earth’s largest volcanic eruption. Straddling the point where Europe and Asia meet, Turkey harbors an incredible blend of history and cultures. Marvel at the domes and minarets rising above Istanbul’s narrow Bosporus Strait, sink into a steaming hammam or thermal pool, stop for a potent glass of tea, and trace the path of Old City attractions like the Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, the Spice Bazaar, and the Sultanahmet. Whether you’re a fan of dazzling beaches or bustling cities, Asia Minor – the enduring nations of Greece and Turkey – invites you to experience two uniquely separate but remarkably similar cultures.

u Greek Gifts Here’s a short list of things the modern world owes to ancient Greece: Democracy, philosophy, maps, the Socratic Method, gymnastics, and the Olympics.


Escorted Tours MYKONOS, PAROS & SANTORINI – ON YOUR OWN

CLASSICAL TOUR & OTHER SIDE

TURKEY – WESTERN SHORE

7 Days/6 Nights

7 Days/6 Nights

8 Days/7 Nights

Tour Includes:

Tour Includes:

Tour Includes:

• 6 nights accommodation • Meals & sightseeing as specified • Transfers

• 6 nights in 4-star accommodation • Meals as indicated • Arrival & departure transfers • Hotel porterage/Entrance fees • Option: Dinner with Turkish show (Day 2)

• 7 nights accommodation with private facilities (3 nights Mykonos, 2 nights Paros, 2 nights Santorini) • Breakfast daily • Arrival & departure transfers on each island & ferry tickets between Mykonos-Paros and Paros-Santorini

Day 1: Istanbul Upon your arrival, spend the day at leisure. Day 2: Istanbul Days 1-8 Mykonos, Paros & Santorini Get ready for a week of island-hopping to some of the most desirable destinations in all of Europe! Bask on magnificent beaches and thrill to lively nightlife on Mykonos. Explore Paros’ dramatic cliffs, secluded inlets, and some of the finest tavernas in the Cyclades. Experience the dramatic landscape of Santorini with spectacular views from villages built on steep cliffs above black volcanic sand beaches. (Itinerary subject to change due to weather conditions or ferry schedules.)

Today, visit the spectacular Theatre of Epidaurus and the Tomb of Agamemnon.

After breakfast, take a guided tour of Istanbul, including Topkapi Palace, the iconic Hagia Sophia church, the Blue Mosque, and the Spice Bazaar. There is an optional dinner with a Turkish show.

Day 2: Olympia/Delphi

Day 3: Istanbul/Canakkale

Visit the Olympic site and Archaeological Museum.

Depart for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, The Nek, Chunuk Bair, and Lone Pine. Cross the Dardanelles to Canakkale.

Day 1: Athens/Olympia

Day 3: Delphi/Kalambaka Enjoy a morning of sightseeing in Delphi. Depart for Kalambaka for dinner and overnight. Day 4: Kalambaka/Meteora/Dion/Thessaloniki Visit the unique Byzantine monasteries and visit Dion before driving to Thessaloniki for the night. Day 5: Thessaloniki/KastoriaEdessa/Thessaloniki

Day 6: Thessaloniki

Day 6: Kusadasi/Pamukkale

Enjoy a panoramic tour of Thessaloniki in the morning and have the remainder of the day at leisure.

Drive through the Meander Plain to Pamukkale’s magnificent cascading limestone pools. Continue to ancient Hierapolis, then to your hotel, where you can enjoy the hot springs.

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Day 5: Kusadasi Drive to Ephesus and the sacred House of the Virgin. Continue to Sirince and shop for olive oil, crocheted crafts, hand-carved wooden spoons, and delicious local wines. Return to Kusadasi.

Depart early for the excavations of Vergina before returning to Athens in the early evening.

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Visit the site where the Trojan War took place. Cross Mount Ida to Pergamum and the Acropolis, and then to Kusadasi.

Continue to the picturesque towns of Edessa and Pella, then return to Thessaloniki for dinner and the night.

Day 7: Thessaloniki/Athens

GREECE

Day 4: Canakkale/Kusadasi

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Athens Sightseeing Athens

ATHENS CITY TOUR

WALKING ATHENS TOUR

Athens

HOP-ON/HOP-OFF CITY TOUR

Acquaint yourself with both classic and modern Athens on this four-hour guided city tour. Discover the ancient Acropolis, visit Constitution Square, view the dramatic marble Panathenaic Stadium, and stroll bustling Omonia Square. The entrance fees to all sites and museums are included.

Explore the city’s major sites by foot on this Athens guided walking tour. Begin in Syntagma Square and see the uniquely dressed Evzones hard at work. Proceed to the Acropolis before window shopping in the Plaka area and enjoying some of the cool things to do in Athens. Finish by exploring Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Jupiter, and the Panathinaiko Stadium, site of the first Olympic Games.

Visit the Acropolis, Parthenon, National Archaeological Museum, New Acropolis Museum, Temple of Zeus, National Gardens, and more of Athens’ many attractions with this hop-on/hop-off bus tour.

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CAPE SOUNION

FULL-DAY DELPHI

This half-day tour from Athens 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 B.C., and enjoy breathtaking sea views from atop the jutting headland.

Depart from Athens on a full-day trip through the beautiful Greek countryside to the fabled town of Delphi, believed by ancient Greeks to be the center of the universe. Tour the Temple of Apollo, the Athenian Treasury, and Delphi’s museum, and enjoy an optional lunch at a local restaurant.

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FULL-DAY ARGOLIS

This seven-hour tour of the Greek countryside will take you around the scenic region of Argolis on Greece’s 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.

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2-DAY TOUR TO METEORA

Discover the ancient cliff-top monasteries of Meteora on this two-day trip through the towns and plains of scenic Greece. Travel to Delphi, with a stop for photos, before crossing the Thessalian plain to spend the night in Kalabaka. The next morning, tour Meteora’s ancient monasteries, perched high atop imposing sandstone towers.

THREE ISLAND CRUISE WITH LUNCH

Cruise three of Greece’s most stunning islands – Hydra, Poros, and Egina – on this full-day trip from Athens. Shop or swim in maritime Hydra, experience the Temple of Aphaia on Egina, and wander the fragrant Lemon Forest of Poros. Linger over a leisurely onboard lunch as you enjoy the crisp sea breeze.


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Set in the heart of Athens near the Acropolis, this landmark hotel combines modern luxury with the traditional architecture of Plaka. Soundproof guest rooms, some with balconies, have marble baths and large windows with views of the Acropolis or other city sights. It’s an easy walk to the ancient city’s major sights.

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ATHENS LEDRA MARRIOTT HOTEL

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Spacious rooms open onto balconies overlooking some of the world’s best-known monuments. In summer months, the open-air Socrates Roof Garden hosts a delicious barbecue buffet with live music.

Features • 250 AC Rooms & Suites with Private Balconies • 2 Restaurants/Bar/Snack Bar • 24-Hour Room Service • Outdoor Pool • Complimentary Shuttle to Constitution Square • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe

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Greek Islands Hotels Crete

Mykonos

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Brilliant sea, dazzling sky, 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 relaxes you in marble Turkish baths, indoor Jacuzzis, and three thalassotherapy pools. Guest rooms have sea-view verandas; most offer individual private plunge pools.

Features • 251 AC Bungalows, Suites & Villas/ 142 Private Infinity Pools • 5 à la carte Restaurants/3 Bars • Concierge/Romance Department/ 24-Hour Room Service • Private Beach with Beach Service/3 Outdoor Pools • Thalasso Spa/Water Sports/Indoor Pool/Tennis/ Fitness Center • Children’s Facilities/Helipad

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Step directly onto the warm sands of Mykonos’ famed Ayios Yiannis Beach from this outstanding resort, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Retreat to spacious guest rooms with modern style, mosaic baths, and private balconies or terraces with super sea views. Dolphins of Delos offers open-air dining with stunning vistas.

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SANTA MARINA RESORT & VILLAS

Nestled on a private peninsula overlooking the Aegean Sea, Mykonos’ most exclusive lifestyle resort welcomes guests into elegant accommodations or private villas with spectacular sea views. Dine in a wide choice of fine restaurants, pamper yourself at the Lotus Spa, and lounge on an infinity pool or at the secluded private beach.

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MYKONOS GRAND RESORT

Distinctive luxury, unparalleled service, and sun-kissed tranquility are the hallmarks of this singular resort, surrounded by the Aegean and overlooking the Bay of Psarou. Minimalist-style guest rooms have private terraces or balconies with gorgeous sea views. The spa raises the bar on relaxation with a huge indoor thalassotherapy pool.

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Features • 93 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/4 Bars/Poolside Bar • 2 Outdoor Pools/Jacuzzi/Beach • Aqua Marine Spa/Fitness Center/Sauna • Children’s Activities

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HOTEL ASTORIA

Step outside the doors of this newly renovated hotel and into a quaint Cretan fishing village with a picturesque port, promenade, and beach. Guest rooms have modern style and private balconies with views of the village and the sea. Taverna Kosmos serves traditional Greek specialties.

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Features • 96 AC Rooms, Suites & Pool Villas with Balconies • 4 Restaurants/4 Bars • 2 Infinity Pools/Children’s Pool • 500-Foot Private Beach • Lotus Spa/Fitness Center • Water Sports/Private Marina • Children’s Playground

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Features • 107 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/2 Bars/Pool Bar • Outdoor Seawater Pool/Jacuzzi/Beach • Spa/Fitness Center/Sauna/Yoga • Tennis & Squash Courts

SHERATON RHODES RESORT

Classic Greek Isles style, dreamy accommodations, and a wide range of recreational options make this resort a great choice for romantic getaways and family fun. Breezy guest rooms have private balconies with mountain, garden, or sea views. Stroll directly onto Ixia Beach, dip into three pools, play tennis, relax at the spa, and much more.

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Features • 401 AC Rooms & Suites • 3 Restaurants/Lounge Bar/Poolside Bar • 3 Outdoor Pools/Indoor Heated Pool/ Children’s Pool • Spa/Fitness Center/Sauna • Water Sports/Tennis & Squash Courts • Live Entertainment/Kids Club


Greek Islands Hotels Santorini

MYSTIQUE OIA SANTORINI

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Hailed as a “showstopper” on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Hot List 2008,” this boutique resort is built into Oia’s famous cliffs with dazzling views of clear blue Aegean waters and the Caldera. Suites and villas, lovingly handcrafted from wood and stone, open onto sea-facing terraces with relaxing sunbeds.

Features • 22 AC Suites & Villas • Restaurant/Bar/Poolside Bar/Wine Cellar • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Outdoor Infinity-Edge Pool/Private Beach • Spa

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This deluxe boutique resort is built around a 400-year-old winery in one of Santorini’s pictureperfect villages. Spacious whitewashed villas have marble baths, island-style furnishings, private pools, and terraces with romantic sea and vineyard views. For a special treat, have dinner alongside a bonfire on the private beach.

Features • 45 AC Villas & Pool Suites • 3 Restaurants/3 Bars/Wine Tasting • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Outdoor Pool/Private Beach • Spa/Fitness Center/Sauna/Jacuzzi • Turndown Service/Plasma TV • Welcome Amenity/Wine & Fresh Fruit Basket upon Arrival

ADDITIONAL GREECE HOTELS AVAILABLE ATHENS Arion, A Luxury Collection Resort Athenian Callirhoe Athens Gate Athenuem InterContinental Baby Grand Dorian Inn Fresh Hermes Herodion Royal Olympic The Westin Athens

GREEK ISLANDS Cavalieri Casa Delfino Lato Far Out Village Poseidon Grand Beach K Group Manoula’s Beach Mykonos Palace Petasos Town

Porto Mykonos Semeli Naxos Beach II Acanaves Oia Apartments Chromata El Greco Kastelli Katikies Majestic Nissos Thira On The Rocks San Antonio Suites Of The Gods Astron Agnanti Casa Di Roma Best Western Plaza Ibiscus Lomeniz Beach Mediterranean Hotel Samos Skala Yria

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Turkey Sightseeing Istanbul

CLASSICAL ISTANBUL

ISTANBUL BY NIGHT

Istanbul

OTTOMAN HERITAGE

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.

Experience vibrant Istanbul after dark with this combination dinner and cultural show. Enjoy a short drive through the illuminated city and savor a delicious, four-course meal with wine and Turkish dessert, followed by a striking floorshow featuring exotic belly dancers and an Anatolian cultural folklore group.

Explore nearly 700 years of ancient Istanbul’s Ottoman heritage on this guided city tour. Depending on the day, you will visit Topkapi Palace, the magnificent Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar – one of the oldest covered markets in the world, opened in 1461. All museum fees are included.

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BOSPHORUS CRUISE

HOP-ON/HOP-OFF BUS

This scenic morning cruise will take you along the cerulean Bosphorus Strait, connecting the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara. Take in stunning views of Istanbul’s shores, and visit either the city’s fragrant Spice Market or the Soliman the Magnificent Mosque. Your cruise ticket is included in the tour.

Discover the wonders of Istanbul at your leisure with this 1.5-hour hop-on/hop-off bus tour of the ancient city. With both morning and afternoon departures, your doubledecker coach will make drop points at bustling Taksim Square, the Hagia Sophia, Dolmabahce Palace, Old Pera, Edirnekapi, and Kumkapi.

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ISTANBUL TWO CONTINENTS

Visit two continents in just two minutes on this half-day tour of Istanbul. Cross the city’s Bosphorus Bridge, which connects Europe and Asia, before touring elegant Beylerbeyi Palace. Afterwards, continue to the city’s highest point, Camlica Hill, for stunning panoramic views over Istanbul.

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PRINCES’ ISLANDS TOUR

Take a leisurely cruise across the Sea of Marmara to the unspoiled charms of Büyükada, the largest of the Prince’s Islands, where the beauties of nature and traces of history are harmonized. After lunch in a local seafood restaurant, take a horse-drawn carriage ride past turn-of-the-century wooden mansions and enjoy incomparable views of Istanbul.

GALLIPOLI

This moving, full-day tour from Istanbul will take you via coach to Gallipoli, site of the infamous WWI Gallipoli Campaign. Learn the history of the ANZACs, visit the Turkish and Allied trenches at Johnston’s Jolly, view The Nek, and see the Lone Pine Cemetery and Memorial. Lunch and entrance fees are included.


Turkey Hotels Istanbul

Bodrum

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Occupying a century-old neo-Classical prison in the heart of Istanbul, this intimate hotel is just steps from the famed Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque. Unique rooms and suites, nestled around a landscaped courtyard, have high ceilings, huge windows, full tech amenities, and lavish marble baths.

Features • 65 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • 24-Hour In-Room Dining • 24-Hour Concierge • Spa/Fitness Center/Sauna • Wireless Internet Access

A perfect combination of minimalist design and traditional Turkish hospitality, this modern hotel stands in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet neighborhood near the Grand Bazaar and the famous Blue Mosque. Guest accommodations – many with views of Beyazit Square, Tower, and Mosque – are spacious and have a glossy modern design.

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A member of The Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this distinctly modern resort is set atop a hill overlooking the town of Bodrum, its magnificent castle, and the blue Aegean Sea beyond. Escape to large split-level guest rooms with balconies or terraces and sea views. Nightlife, shopping, and ancient wonders are within easy walking distance.

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BARCELO SARAY

THE MARMARA BODRUM

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Features • 96 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Cafe/Bar/Piano Bar • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Fitness Center/Sauna/Turkish Bath/ Massage Services • Live Music • Wireless Internet Access

Features • 96 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • 2 Outdoor Pools/Jacuzzi • Spa/Fitness Center/Turkish Bath/Sauna • Tennis & Squash Courts • Water Sports & Golf Nearby

ADDITIONAL TURKEY HOTELS AVAILABLE Anemon - Marmaris Arena Asur Aziyade Best Western Konak - Izmir El Vino - Bodrum Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul At The Bosphorus Lush Marina - Kusadasi

Marmara - Bodrum Metropol Mid Town Nippon Orka Royal Ramada Sultanhan Swissotel The Bosporus Titanic

Istanbul

ÇIRAGAN PALACE KEMPINSKI

Hailed on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Gold List 2011” and Travel+Leisure’s 2011 “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 luxurious guest rooms with private balconies and view of the river and Asia beyond. The spa delivers traditional and Asian massage therapies.

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Features • 315 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Bar/Summer Barbecue • Concierge/Room Service/Pool Butler • Outdoor Heated Infinity Pool/Indoor Pool/ Cabanas • Spa/Fitness Center • Shopping Arcade • Complimentary Internet Access Throughout

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The Netherlands & Belgium The North Sea countries of The Netherlands and Belgium offer so much more than windmills, tulips, and wooden shoes, from unspoiled sandy beaches, to decadent chocolate, to a laissez-faire vibe that’s unique on the continent. FAST FACTS u Language The Netherlands: Dutch. Belgium: French/Flemish. u Currency Euro. u Average Temperatures (Fº) The Netherlands: Winter 32-48/ Summer 53-72. Belgium: Winter 32-40/Summer 52-70. TIPPING POINTS u Restaurants & Bars The Netherlands: Gratuity and service charge of 16% are included in the bill, but a little extra is always appreciated; tip an additional 10% in high-end restaurants. Belgium: Restaurants include a service charge of 16%; tipping is not common, although add 10% for exceptional service u Hotels The Netherlands: For porters, tip €2-7. For housekeeping, €2-7. Belgium: Hotels include a service charge. u Taxis The Netherlands: Taxi fares include a service charge, although it is customary to leave an extra nominal tip. Belgium: Taxi fares include a service charge; tipping is not common, although add 10% for extra service for luggage. Note: All prices in the Netherlands by law include tax and tips.

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Holland’s capital city of Amsterdam is a fairytale mix of tidy row houses and open air cafés lining winding canals and dainty bridges. Bicycles whirr past the sidewalks, tulips bloom from flower boxes, and grand, evocative architecture delights at every turn. Enjoy a cold beer or pillowy pancake as you watch houseboats bob along the water, and pay a visit Prinsengracht 263 to see the haunting Anne Frank House. Brussels boasts medieval cities, quaint towns, Gothic cathedrals, over 450 types of beer, Antwerp diamonds, waffles, and chocolate, all in a country the size of Maryland. At the city’s heart is the flower-filled Grand Place square, a flower-filled square where everyone gathers for ceremonies and festivals, or to just sit, have a beer, and watch the world pass by. Speaking of beer, no neighborhood is short of bars or restaurants where there’s a glass for each variety of Belgium’s celebrated beers hanging above the bar. In nearby Flanders, Bruges’ storybook cobbled streets wind past red-tiled stone houses, ivy-draped bridges, and swan-dotted canals lined with gently bowing poplar trees. You can savor rich, Belgian chocolates, bike past hushed, whitewashed nunneries and medieval churches, and meander the boundaries of the quaint city – which still coincide exactly with those of the medieval city center. The multicultural and multilingual, the medieval and the modern, all come together in The Netherlands and Belgium.

u Let’s Go Dutch Amsterdam is home to works by some of the finest artists in the world. Visit the mammoth Museumplein, a huge expanse of park that encompasses the Rijksmuseum (home to Dutch masters like Rembrandt), the Van Gogh Museum (the single largest collection of the artist’s paintings), and the Rembrandt House Museum.


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Days 1-2: Amsterdam by Canals & Cruises

Days 1: Amsterdam & Volendam/Marken

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See Amsterdam from a different perspective with a daytime cruise along the famous canals. Experience the beauty of its charming gables, bridges, and canal houses, then follow a local guide on a delightful walking tour as he introduces you to the Heineken Experience (set in a former brewery) and the colorful, buzzing De Pijp district, home of the famous Albert Cuyp Market as well as numerous shops, restaurants, and bars.

Take a guided coach tour from Amsterdam through typical Dutch scenery and the picturesque town of Monnickendam to Volendam, a fishing village on the Markermeer. Carry on via boat to the island of Marken, where some inhabitants still wear the traditional Dutch costumes. The tour also includes a visit to a cheese farm.

A great way to get acquainted with Belgium’s capital, the Brussels Grand City Tour begins at the famous Grand Place, followed by a luxury coach tour to St. Michael’s, the futuristic Atomium, the Sablon district with its countless antique dealers, the Royal Palace and the Parliament, and the imposing European Union buildings.

Day 2: Amsterdam & Zaanse Schans

Belgium waffles notwithstanding, Brussels is all about the beer. And the chocolate, too. Bier Circus, Delirium Café, and Chez Moeder Lambiek all have wonderful atmosphere and lengthy menus of rare, obscure, and hard-to-find brews. Also around town, find exquisite chocolates at Leonidas, Marcolini, Wittamer, Neuhaus, and Maison Renardy.

When the sun sets, the city and its many canals glow in a blaze of lights – the perfect setting for a romantic grand dinner cruise aboard a luxury glassdomed motor launch! Days 3-4: Amsterdam by Bicycle & Bus The nicest and most genuinely Dutch way to explore Amsterdam is on two wheels. Let an experienced guide lead you on a group bicycle tour to all the famous attractions, including the Harbor, the Royal Palace, the Anne Frank House, the Rijksmuseum, National Monument, Skinny Bridge, Albert Cuyp Market, the famous Red Light District, and one of the last windmills in Amsterdam, plus stop for a cool drink in one of the city’s oldest bars. Always a great way to get acquainted with any cityscape, a hop-on/hop-off tour on an open-air double-decker bus gives you convenient access to all the city’s highlights with 22 centrally located stops – and in Amsterdam, you can combine your bus ticket with a hop-on/hop-off Canal Bus boat pass! On the Ultimate Amsterdam City Tour & Cruise excursion, you’ll see all Amsterdam has to offer, from historical monuments to 21st-century architecture, including the Eastern Docklands and Ajax Arena. A picture stop at a windmill on the river Amstel and a visit to a diamond factory are included, as well as an opportunity to take a short canal cruise.

Head north from Amsterdam to the river Zaan and Zaanse Schans, with its characteristic green wooden houses and array of picture-perfect Dutch windmills. Explore a historic windmill and pay a visit to a wooden shoe manufacturer. Next, take a stroll through the medieval town of Edam, renowned for its eponymous cheese. Day 3: Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Delft-The Hague The first stop on the Grand Holland Landmark Tour from Amsterdam is Aalsmeer, home of the world’s biggest flower auction. Continue on to Rotterdam, Holland’s second largest city, full of fascinating modern architecture all built after its destruction in WWII. The next stop is picturesque Delft, where you can learn about ceramic techniques at the Delft Blue Pottery Factory. Next, proceed to The Hague, a governmental city that houses the International Court of Justice as well as the residence of Queen Beatrix, followed by Madurodam, the astounding 70-acre, 1:25-scale model of Holland! Day 4: Amsterdam-Flower Fields & Keukenhof The triangle formed by Leiden, Lisse, and Haarlem is literally one of the most colorful destinations in the world: The Keukenhof, a garden display of 7 million flower bulbs in the middle of Holland’s extensive flower bulb growing fields. Take a half-day or all-day bus tour to this sublime region, reportedly the planet’s most photographed attraction.

Days 3-4: Antwerp, Ghent & Bruges Antwerp is a dynamic city with an appealing mix of medieval history and modern life. A city tour will bring you up close to the art of favorite son Peter Paul Rubens, which fills the Rubenshuis, his former home and studio. Drive through the harbor (Europe’s second largest), Red Light District, and Diamond District, nexus of the world’s diamond trade. The Flemish cities of Ghent and Bruges hold a treasure trove of venerable architecture and artwork. Wander the traffic-free streets of Ghent’s city center, and take a guided tour to St. Bravo Cathedral, St. Nicolas Church, and the Castle of the Counts of Flanders. In Bruges, a World Heritage Site whose current boundaries still coincide exactly with those of the medieval city, see the Church of Our Lady and 14th-century City Hall.

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The Netherlands/Belgium Sightseeing Amsterdam

HOP-ON/HOP-OFF TOUR

AMSTERDAM CITY WALK

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ANNE FRANK & DIAMOND FACTORY

Discover the attractions of Amsterdam during this hop-on/ hop-off bus tour (ticket valid for 24 hours). Sites include the Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, Heineken Experience, Red Light District, Diamond Museum, and Royal Palace.

Stroll the winding streets of Amsterdam’s historic city center on this engaging walking tour. Let nearly 800 years of history and culture come alive as your guide takes you past some of the city’s iconic 17th-century homes and peaceful, tree-lined canals, and hear stories of Amsterdam’s modest beginnings and illustrious “Golden Age.”

A motor coach tour of Amsterdam will begin your outing, including a stop for pictures by a windmill. Afterwards, see how diamonds are polished at a local diamond factory, and take a boat tour to the city’s Jordaan quarter. Entrance to the Anne Frank house is included, where you can see the attic that hid the family for two years during WWII.

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HISTORICAL AMS EXPERIENCE BIKE TOUR

AMSTERDAM CANAL DINNER CRUISE

WINDMILLS, VOLENDAM & EDAM

The nicest and most Dutch way to explore Amsterdam is by bike! An experienced guide will lead you through the city’s finest places in a funny, interesting, and healthful way. Enjoy a drink in one of the oldest bars of medieval Amsterdam.

You’ll be greeted with a welcome drink as you board your elegant, glass-domed launch for this luxurious canal dinner cruise. Savor a delectable four-course dinner along with beer, wine, and soft drinks, and enjoy an after-dinner tea or coffee as you take in Amsterdam’s brilliantly lit canals.

Explore the Dutch countryside’s picturesque windmills, authentic wooden houses, and quaint fishing villages on this half-day tour. See the 17th- and 18th-century buildings and 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.

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Belgium

BRUSSELS CITY TOUR

Discover the capital city of the European Union on this highlights tour of Brussels. Visit major sights including the Grand Palace, St. Michael’s Cathedral, the Chinese Pavilion and Japanese Tower, Royal Square, and the Triumphal Arch. Along the way, learn how lace is made at a local lace workshop.

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DAY TRIP TO GHENT & BRUGES

Located a short drive from Brussels, the Flemish cities of Ghent and Bruges hold a treasure trove of venerable architecture and historic artwork. Tour Ghent’s St. Bavo Cathedral, St. Nicolas Church, and the Castle of the Counts of Flanders, as well as Bruges’ Lake of Love, Beguinage, Our Lady Church, Market Square, and Town Hall Square on this guided, full-day trip.

DAY TRIP TO ANTWERP

A scenic tour of the Belgian countryside will take you to picturesque Antwerp, Belgium’s second largest city. Visit Market Square in the city center, and learn about diamonds at a gem workshop. Discover works by Baroque master Peter Paul Rubens with a visit to the Gothic Our Lady’s Cathedral.


Amsterdam Hotels Amsterdam

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BELGIUM FRANCE

A favorite of the elite, this venerable hotel offers ultimate luxury in historical ambiance, set between two quiet canals in the heart of Amsterdam. Spacious guest rooms combine period elegance with contemporary design, and have delightful views of the canals, inner garden, or courtyard. Enjoy some oysters at Bridges, the Netherlands’ first raw bar!

Features • 177 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/2 bars • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service/Butler Service • Indoor Heated Pool • SoSpa at The Grand/Gym • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe • Bathrobes/Turndown Service

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HOTEL PULITZER, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL

Overlooking the picturesque Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht canals, this iconic hotel is ideally located in the old city center of Amsterdam. Newly refurbished guest rooms have high ceilings, contemporary furnishings,LINES marble baths, & SYMBOLS and canal or courtyard views. The modern grill O blue – 89/ 43/ 0/ 0 Restaurant Keizersgracht 238 specializes in pure and fresh local products. gray 5C – 0/5/10/29

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Famous as the site of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 1969 “Bed-In for Peace,” this high-rise hotel overlooks a canal in Amsterdam’s exclusive Apollolaan district. Modern guest rooms have plush Egyptian cotton bedding, a pillow menu, the latest high-tech amenities, and private balconies overlooking the garden, the city, or the canal.

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Features • 271 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Bar • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Fitness Center/Bicycle Rental • Wi-Fi Throughout • Smoke-Free Hotel • Mini-Bar/LCD Flat-Panel TV/In-Room Safe

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Brussels/Bruges/Hotels Brussels

HOTEL AMIGO BRUSSELS

This high-style property is known for its excellent location in the heart of Brussels as well as the refined Mediterranean and Italian cuisine at Bocconi. Guest rooms have been designed in a fresh contemporary style, adorned with ceramics, artworks, and fabrics, and crowned with views of the city’s churches and spires.

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Brussels

SOFITEL BRUSSELS LE LOUISE

Recently refurbished, this handsome hotel is located in the exclusive L’Espace Louise shopping district, just steps from the Royal Palace and famous Grand Place. Guest rooms and suites have contemporary style, with built-in furniture and marble baths or rainshower. Crystal Lounge serves modern Mediterranean and traditional Belgian fare. See our ad on this page

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Bruges

NH BRUGGE

Set in a former 17th-century monastery, this atmospheric hotel stands on the edge of t’Zand Square in Bruges’ city center, within walking distance of dining, shopping, and other attractions. Spacious guest rooms have traditional-style furnishings, plush bedding, and a pillow menu. Restaurant Ter Boeverie serves refined Belgian/ French cuisine.

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ADDITIONAL HOTELS AVAILABLE NETHERLANDS

BELGIUM

Albus Grand Hotel Die Port Van Cleve Hotel Eden Hotel Ibis Amsterdam Airport Ibis Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Inntel Hotel Amsterdam-Centre Inntel Hotel Amsterdam-Zaandam Mint Hotel Amsterdam Moevenpick Centre Hotel NH Barbizon Palace NH City Centre Piet Hein

Best Western City Centre Citadines Bruxelles Toison d’Or Citadines Saint. Catherine Hilton Brussels City Centre Hotel Des Colonies Martin’s Brugge NH Gent NH Grand Place Arenberg Scandic Grand Place Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre


Germany & Switzerland The land of Bach and Beethoven, storybook castles and stunning alpine mountains, the Autobahn and Alps, Germany and Switzerland are a natural wonderland of hearty good cheer. FAST FACTS u Language Germany: German. Switzerland: French/German/Italian. u Currency Germany: Euro. Switzerland: Swiss Franc. u Average Temperatures (Fº) Germany: Winter 35-50/Summer 52-80. Switzerland: Winter 28-40/Summer 50-70. TIPPING POINTS u Restaurants & Bars Germany: Restaurants already include a service charge, so just round up to the nearest Euro or leave some small change. Switzerland: Restaurants already include a 15% service charge, so just round up to the nearest franc or leave some small change (more in higher-end restaurants). Tipping is rare in bars. u Hotels Germany: For porters, tip €5 per night. For housekeeping, €5 per night. For concierges, €20 for special service. Switzerland: A service charge is included in hotel bills. For housekeeping, tip 1CHF. For concierges, 2-4CHF for special service. u Taxis Germany: Tip 10%. Switzerland: Taxi fares already include a service charge, so just round up to the nearest franc or leave some small change.

Nestled lakeside in the Rhône Valley, Frenchspeaking Geneva is a Swiss paradise of shoreside promenades, crystalline skies, wide, sunny parks, and international influence. In colder months, bundle against the snowy skies and enjoy a velvety hot chocolate or cheese fondue, and in the summer sail the waters of crescent-shaped Lac Léman. To the north, prosperous, bustling Zürich’s crisp mountain air, stunning lakeshore, medieval churches, and centuries’ old buildings belie its stern face as a city of bankers and financiers. Gothic and Romanesque architecture front a snow-capped skyline of towering Alpine peaks, where gourmet dining and upscale shopping rein. Germany’s capital city of Berlin is a nexus of artistic freedom, where you can still visit Cold War relics of the Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie, while cosmopolitan Frankfurt is Germany’s financial center and a bustling hub of towering skyscrapers, flowered botanical gardens, open-air bars, historic wine cellars, and scores of museums and theaters. Munich revels in fairy-tale Gothic architecture, while the nearby Bavarian Alps straddle Germany and Austria with mountain villages, glacial lakes, icy waterfalls, and impossibly green forests. Hoist a stein of foaming wheat beer to the sounds of an oompah band at one of the city’s biergartens, and take a dip at one of Müllersches Volksbad’s opulent public baths. Fairytale villages, picture-postcard landscapes, lively cities, world-class cuisine, fabulous shopping, pulsating nightlife: You’ll find the best of everything in Germany and Switzerland!

u Oktoberfest Originally to celebrate the 1810 wedding of Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese von SachsenHildburghausen, Munich’s Oktoberfest now draws millions of people to its 16 days of beer-soaked revelry. Annually, about 750,000 kegs are tapped during the celebration.

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Kick off your German holiday in high style in exciting Berlin. The capital is big and sprawling, so begin with a grand overview on the City Circle Tour. Hop on and hop off at 16 different landmarks at your leisure. It’s a convenient way to access the Berlin Zoo, the Jewish Museum, Checkpoint Charlie, the Reichstag, Potsdamer Platz, the Berlin Wall remains, Brandenburg Gate, the Tiergarten, Charlottenburg Palace, and other attractions, including great shopping!

It’s easy to forget that for almost 50 years, there were two Berlins – East and West. The concrete wall separating them since 1961 was torn down in 1989, and the longest section still standing is now a ¾-mile-long art exhibition. Check out the open-air East Side Gallery, spotlighting over 100 paintings by artists on that side of the wall.

Hop on a Geneva City Tour bus and glide along Geneva’s sparkling harbor and Jet d’Eau fountain, pass green lakeside parks and grand residences, and discover this modern world city, including the offices of the United Nations.

Combine your tour with side visits such as the DDR Museum, which details everyday life in the former East Germany under socialist rule. Experience secret-police surveillance, explore a typical East Berlin flat of the era, and rev up an authentic “Trabi”! Days 4-6: Munich Now that you’ve arrived in Munich, drink up! There are some 400 beer gardens and bierkellers in the city, and you owe it to yourself to sample a Munich tradition... Head to Augustiner Keller (the oldest beer garden), the Königlicher Hirschgarten (the biggest), or the Hofbräukeller (a favorite of locals). After you’ve had your fill, stroll around the grounds at Olympic Park, host of the 1972 Summer Games, then join up with half the city at vast Englischer Garten, a leafy oasis where lawns, gardens, and nude sunbathers abound. Take the Royal Castles Tour and discover the inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle: King Ludwig II’s Neuschwanstein and Linderhof, secluded in the stunning Bavarian Alps. The all-day coach tour includes lunch and a stop at Oberammergau (home of the Passion Play) for shopping.

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Take a leisurely Berlin City Tours journey through nearby historic Potsdam, with its all-red-brick Dutch Quarter and the Russian Colony “Alexandrowka” (a World Heritage Site). Continue with a walk through colorful Sanssouci, where you can explore the former summer palace of the Prussian kings and have lunch in one of the local restaurants. Days 4-6: Munich There are more than a dozen Michelin-starred gourmet restaurants in Munich, but you’ll find the most popular food on the street: the frankfurter-size Weisswurst (“white sausage”) is made of very finely minced veal and fresh pork bacon, and always accompanied by pretzels and beer. Stop and enjoy one (or a few) as you stroll past sights like Olympic Park, the BMW Museum, the Old City Hall, and other downtown attractions. An intriguing all-day journey with Munich Tours takes you along the German Alpine Road through the Bavarian Alps to Berchtesgaden, Hitler’s mountain retreat, and the Eagle’s Nest, a lodge built by the Nazis on top of Mt. Kehlstein (and now serves as a restaurant and outdoor beer garden). There are absolutely amazing panoramic views of the mountains and valleys.

A short drive through the Arve Valley takes you to Chamonix, one of the French Alps’ most famous villages. Take the cable car to the summit of Aiguille du Midi for stunning views of Mont Blanc. Then, board the charming red Montenvers train to enjoy views of the Mer de Glace glacier, followed by lunch in town. An easy day trip takes you along the fabulous Lake Geneva countryside to cosmopolitan Lausanne for great shopping, followed by a stop in glittering Montreux, a paddleboat cruise on the lake, and a guided tour of the famed Castle of Chillon, which inspired one of Lord Byron’s most enduring poems. Days 4-6: Zurich Get acquainted with Switzerland’s cultural capital on the guided Great Tour of Zurich, taking you to the most well-known sights, including the Old Town, famous Fraumünster Church with its windows by Marc Chagall, and other attractions. Then, drive to the alpine town of Rapperswil, full of charm and rose gardens, followed by a leisurely boat cruise on Lake Zurich. The small storybook city of Lucerne provides beautiful scenes to remember, from the Chapel Bridge and quaint Old Town to the Albis Pass and Lake Lucerne. From here, take a guided tour to the top of Mt. Titlis for sweeping views of the Alps from the world’s first revolving cable car.


Germany Sightseeing Berlin

CITY CIRCLE TOUR & HAMBURG

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POTSDAM & SANSSOUCI

See the city sights on your schedule on this hop-on/hop-off tour of Berlin, with 15 drop-off points and coaches leaving every 15 to 30 minutes, 7 days a week. The tour can also be combined with a Hamburg day tour to see sights like the St. Michaelis Church and St. Pauli entertainment district.

Discover some of Berlin’s most historic and well-known sights, including the Checkpoint Charlie museum, Brandenburg Gate, Tiergarten, and Potsdam Square, on this 3.5-hour city tour. Shop along the Kurfurstendamm and Unter den Linden, and stroll the poignant East Side Gallery museum.

Explore Potsdam and UNESCO World Heritage Sanssouci Palace on this four-hour guided day trip from Berlin. Known as “The Versailles of Germany,” the Rococo Sanssouci Palace boasts charming gardens and an opulent interior designed by Frederick the Great himself. A sightseeing tour of Potsdam will take you through the city’s museums, parks, and palace.

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Frankfurt

FRANKFURT CITY TOUR

RHINE VALLEY & WINE TASTING

DISCOVER HEIDELBERG

Frankfurt’s illustrious past and bustling present take center stage on this city tour of the German financial center. See historic sights including Paulskirche, Römer Square, Hauptwache, and the old Opera House, as well as modern marvels like the Zeil shopping center and European Central Bank.

Enjoy the quaint villages, sprawling vineyards, and medieval castles of the renowned UNESCO World Heritage Rhine Valley on this memorable day trip from Frankfurt. Visit Loreley rock and either a castle or the Niederwald monument, take a boat trip on the Rhine, lunch at a riverside restaurant, and enjoy a wine tasting.

Romantic Heidelberg’s castle ruins and gothic architecture are yours to explore on this trip to one of Germany’s loveliest cities. Visit the Old Bridge, the Karlstor triumphal arch, and the Church of the Holy Spirit, as well as the Renaissance-era House of the Knights.

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MUNICH BY NIGHT TOUR

This evening tour takes you through the illuminated Munich. Enjoy a Bavarian evening with music and dinner in the famous Hofbräuhaus, followed by a trip up the Olympic Tower to view the city lights. A drink in the nightclub will round out the evening.

BERCHTESGADEN & EAGLES NEST

This full-day guided coach tour from Munich will take you to the scenic mountain town of Berchtesgaden, Hitler’s one-time Alpine retreat. Visit Eagles Nest, a mountaintop lodge built by the Nazis as a national gift for Hitler’s 50th birthday. Located at a height of 6,148 feet, it offers some of the country’s most striking views of the Alps.

ROYAL CASTLES TOUR

Bavaria’s “Fairytale King,” King Ludwig II, designed and built these two secluded storybook castles deep in the rugged Bavarian mountains. This day-trip from Munich will take you to both castles, where you can admire their romantic architecture as well as Bavaria’s grand mountain scenery.

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Warm hospitality and efficient personal service are the hallmarks of this Bauhaus-style hotel in Frankfurt’s financial center, also within walking distance of the Goethe Museum and the theater district. Modern design and muted colors characterize the guest rooms. International cuisine tops the menu at Restaurant Savigny.

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Switzerland Sightseeing Geneva

GENEVA CITY TOUR

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CHAMONIX-MONT BLANC TOUR

Home to the headquarters of both the United Nations and Red Cross, as well as signing of the Geneva Conventions, Geneva is a peaceful hub of diplomacy and international cooperation. Take a scenic bus ride past the city’s verdant parks and modern downtown, and see the buildings of the United Nations.

This day trip from Geneva will take you through the bucolic Swiss countryside to the picturesque cities of Lausanne, Montreux, and Chillon. After an orientation tour in Lausanne, the town is yours to explore. Shop beautiful Montreux, and enjoy a paddleboat cruise and guided tour of Chillon Castle in Chillon.

A drive from Geneva through the Arve Valley will take you to cosmopolitan Chamonix, one of Switzerland’s bestknown mountain villages. Take a cable car to the summit of Aiguille du Midi, and marvel at the views of Mont-Blanc and the famous Matterhorn from its panoramic viewing platform. Ride the Montenvers red train, enjoy views of the Mer de Glace, and lunch in Chamonix.

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This day trip from Lucerne will take you to some of Switzerland’s most charming Alpine towns, nestled high in the beautiful Bernese Oberland. Tour the village of Interlaken, and have the option of taking Grindelwald’s aerial cable car to Mt. First for panoramic views of the snow-covered Alps.

Visit the “Top of Europe” on this trip to the awe-inspiring Jungfraujoch, 11,333-feet high in the Bernese Alps. Take a cogwheel railway trip to Kleine Scheidegg from Europe’s highest railway station, and view the Ice Palace and Sphinx Observation Terrace, as well as the Swiss Alps’ UNESCO World Heritage Park.

Switzerland’s cultural capital, Zurich, will come alive on this guided motor coach of the city’s most beloved sights. Savor stunning Alpine views en route to charming Rapperswil, where you can visit rose gardens, the deer park, and stately Rapperswil castle, and embark on a scenic boat cruise of Lake Zurich.

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HEIDILAND AND LIECHTENSTIEN TOUR

Visit the region made famous in the Johanna Spyri children’s classic Heidi with this day trip from Zurich. Begin your day with a city tour of Zurich, visit Rapperswil – “the town of roses” – and explore its historic Old Town, see the Toggenberg region, and tour the tiny principality of Liechtenstein.

MT. TITLIS

This guided, full-day tour from Zurich will take you to the top of breathtaking Mt. Titlis, 9,908 feet above sea level. Enjoy sweeping views of the magnificent Alps from the world’s first revolving cable car, ride the ice flyer, and spend free time exploring the scenic city of Lucerne.

LUCERNE – THE CHARMING CITY

Storybook Lucerne is yours to enjoy on this full day trip. See Albis Pass and the winding shores of the Lake of the Four Cantons on your relaxing coach ride from Zurich. Get acquainted with city sights like the Concert and Congress Hall, Chapel Bridge, and the Lion Monument, and spend the rest of the day exploring at your leisure.

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HOTEL D’ANGLETERRE

A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, this distinctive boutique hotel stands on the shores of Lake Geneva in the heart of Geneva. Hide away in opulent guest rooms (some with balconies) featuring marble baths, the latest tech amenities, and views of the lake and the nearby Alpine peaks. After sightseeing, unwind in the sauna.

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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. Chef Jerome Manifacier’s sumptuous Vertig’O has earned a prestigious Michelin star.

This ultramodern hotel stands in a quiet neighborhood in the heart of Lucerne, just a few blocks from Old Town. Spacious guest rooms are decorated in distinctive Urban, Resorts, or Lifestyle themes, with streamlined furniture and views of the lake or Old Town. Restaurant Luce specializes in light Mediterranean fare served from an open kitchen.

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This family-friendly hotel is located in Lucerne’s storybook city center, just a short stroll from the magnificent lake and close to all the major sights. Retreat to contemporary guest rooms with modern furnishings, wood floors, and city views. Restaurant Lapin serves seasonal specialties from throughout Switzerland, along with an extensive wine menu.

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FAIRMONT LE MONTREUX PALACE

One of The Leading Hotels of the World, this Belle Époque property stands on the shores of Lake Geneva in the shadow of the Swiss Alps. Sun-drenched rooms have antique furnishings, marble baths, and French doors leading to private verandahs. The Willow Stream Spa’s take on well-being combines fitness, relaxation, treatments, and nutrition.

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HOTEL CONTINENTAL ZURICH

This charming upscale hotel provides a real taste of life in downtown Zurich, just minutes from the famous Bahnhofstrasse. The unique Swiss Chaletinspired décor emphasizes the cozy, relaxing atmosphere including a comfy living room and idyllic garden terrace. Guest Relation services are at hand to make your stay a memorable one.

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HOTEL MONTANNA

Built on the site of Zurich’s medieval town walls, this modern boutique hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of Bahnhofstrasse shopping, the beautiful Old Town, and Lake Zurich. The acclaimed Bistro Le Lyonnais specializes in classic French cuisine.

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This all-suite, residential-style hotel is located in Zurich’s city center, close to the Old Town and the famous Bahnhofstrasse shopping district. Contemporary guest sites have separate living and sleeping areas, the latest entertainment amenities, and views of the city and Mount Uetliberg.

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HOTEL ENGIMATT ZURICH

Situated in a peaceful residential area of Zurich known as Enge, this contemporary hotel is tucked away in its own beautiful, quiet garden, within walking distance of the famous Bahnhofstrasse, the picturesque Old Town, and the idyllic shores of Lake Zurich. Modern-style guest rooms have private balconies.

ADDITIONAL HOTELS AVAILABLE SWITZERLAND Geneva

Alsterhof Andel’s Hotel Berlin Citadines Berlin Kurferstendamm Hilton Berlin Hotel California Hotel Concorde Berlin Melia Berlin Park Inn Alexanderplatz Quality Tegal Airport Hotel The Westin Grand Berlin

Eastwest Hotel Hotel Edelweiss Hotel Eden Mandarin Oriental Hotel Mansley Apartment - Auteil Strasbourg Univers

Derag Johann Wolfgang Excelsior Frankfurter Hof Hilton Frankfurt InterContinental Le Meridien Park Monopol NH City Savoy Tryp Frankfurt

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Lucerne Flora Montana Hotel NH Lucerne Waldstaetterhoff

Zurich Alexander Comfort Inn Royal X-tra

Regional Cities Alpha Palmiers, Lausanne Bernerhof, Interlaken City Am Bahnhof Couronne, Zermatt Hauser, St. Moritz Swissotel le Plaza

Regional Cities Best Western Leonardo Cologne Marriott Hansa Hotel Hilton Dresden Holiday Inn Heidelberg Intercity Hotel Mercure Severingshof NH City Hotel Dusseldorf Radisson Blu Gewandhaus Hotel Radisson BLU Hotel, Hamburg

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The Imperial Cities A visit to the Imperial capitals of Central Europe reveals a picture of majestic castles and palaces, fabled rivers and gorgeous gardens, a land overflowing with beauty and culture. FAST FACTS u Language Austria: German. Czech Republic: Czech. Hungary: Hungarian. Romania: Romanian. Croatia: Croatian u Currency Austria: Euro. Czech Republic: Czech Crown. Hungary: Forint. Romania: Romanian Leu. Croatia: Kuna u Average Temperatures (Fº) Austria: W 27-49/S 50-77. Czech Republic: W 25-36/S 54-74. Hungary: W 5-32/S 81-95. Romania: W 26-41/S 62-71. Croatia: W 41-49/S 65-70 TIPPING POINTS u Restaurants & Bars Austria/Romania: Service charge included, though add 5-10% directly to server. Czech Republic: Usually a service charge, but you can add up to 15%. Hungary/Croatia: If no service charge, tip 10-15%. u Hotels Austria: Porters, €1 per bag; housekeeping, €1 per day. Czech Republic/Hungary/ Romania: Porters, $2 per bag; housekeeping, $4-6 per day. Croatia: Porters, $1 per bag; housekeeping, $3 per day. u Taxis Austria: Tip taxi drivers 10%, or round up. Czech Republic/Hungary/Croatia: Round up the fare. Romania: Tip 10-15%.

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Fairytale Austria charms with storybook landscapes and villages, mirrored lakes and snow-tipped peaks. Tour the magnificent baroque churches and mazed Old Town of Salzburg – home of Mozart, the waltz, and The Sound of Music – and linger over a steaming cup of Mokka in one of Vienna’s legendary coffeehouses. The “Pearl of the Danube,” Hungary’s Budapest beckons with low-lit coffee houses and silky chocolate pastries, steaming Ottoman-style thermal baths and stately grand architecture. Walk the streets of the Castle District, home to the magical Buda Castle and palace complex. All red roofed sunsets, spired cathedrals, arched bridges, and medieval castles, the Czech Republic has become one of Europe’s major tourist destinations. Explore the classical buildings and cobblestone streets of beautiful, romantic Prague – The City of a Thousand Spires –or enjoy a thick goulash and Pilsner as you watch the boats sail down the Vltava. Croatia is the Slavic soul of the Mediterranean, a dreamy land of gorgeous beaches and ancient Roman ruins. Inside the walled city of Dubrovnik, marble streets and baroque buildings glint with a pearly light in the Adriatic sunshine. In Romania, Bucharest’s jazz clubs, lounges, and theaters provide a counterpoint to the broad, tree-lined boulevards and glorious Belle Époque buildings. Walk in the footsteps of history, and revel in the vibrant optimism of today when you discover the captivating charms of Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, and Croatia.

u Get in the Spirit How do Central Europeans warm up on those cold winter nights? In Prague it’s pale Pilsner lager, while Romanians curl up with a glass of Tuica homemade brandy and Hungarians toast with Tokai wine.


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CZECH REPUBLIC

Days 1-2: Vienna

Days 1-2: Budapest

Day 1-2: Prague

See the most significant sights of Vienna on the three-hour Historical Vienna City Tour, focusing on the State Opera House, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Natural History, the Hofburg (residence of Empress Elizabeth), the Parliament, and City Hall. The highlight is a visit to the Rococo-style Schönbrunn Palace, former summer residence of the Habsburg family.

History and culture come alive when you take an entertaining bicycle ride to the major attractions of Budapest, including Heroes Square and City Park (with a peek into the bathhouse); Inner Pest, including the Opera, Basilica, and Synagogue; the iconic Andrássy Boulevard, a World Heritage Site; the “Walking District” of Vaci St., Danube Promenade, and Chain Bridge; and the Buda Castle District, focusing on the Royal Palace and Fisherman’s Bastion.

Explore one of Europe’s most romantic and beautiful capitals on the Grand City Tour, which takes you to Prague’s most historic sights, such as the State Opera, National Museum, Wenceslas Square, and 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.

Day 3: Vienna-Danube Take a full-day Romantic Danube Valley excursion on the storied river, winding its way past charming old villages, steep vineyards, and old castles, including Durnstein, where King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned. Proceed to the old vinemerchants town of Krems, followed by Melk, home of the massive Benedictine Abbey. After lunch in the Abbey Restaurant, the tour finishes at the Opera House. Days 4-5: Salzburg After 200 years, the melodies of Mozart still resound amid the historic walls of Salzburg. Visit the composer’s residence on Makart Square, now a museum documenting his life. Take a guided tour of the city’s Renaissance and Baroque monuments, and experience the city the way it was in the 18th century. Day 6: Salzburg-Lake District Just outside of Salzburg, the Lake District beckons with the same breathtaking natural beauty that lured Emperor Franz Josef and his family for summer vacations. The Lakes & Mountains Tour takes you via motor coach to this enchanting region, highlighting Castle Fuschl, St. Wolfgang, Lake Wolfgang, and St. Gilgen.

Spend an enjoyable evening at a traditional restaurant in the hills of Buda with the Folklore Evening Tour, where you enjoy a three-course meal with aperitif, accompanied by a varied folkloric music and dance show. On the way back to Budapest, get a marvelous view of the illuminated city from Castle Hill. Day 3: Budapest-Danube Climb aboard a Danube Bend tour boat for an allday excursion into Hungarian history. In Visegrád, walk on the 750-year-old remains of the formal Royal Residence, learn about life in the Middle Ages, and enjoy panoramic views of the Danube valley from the medieval citadel atop the hill. Then, visit the country’s largest cathedral in Esztergom. Before returning to Budapest, stop into the striking artist’s village of Szentendre, wander its narrow streets, explore the Caprice Hungarian Jewelry Center, and pop into one of the many art galleries and museums, seemingly situated on every corner!

You owe it to yourself to unwind with a relaxing lunch cruise on the Vltava River, perhaps the best way to appreciate Prague’s astounding skyline. Enjoy a buffet lunch with sweeping views of picturesque roofs and charming spires, including St. Agnes Monastery, the Rudolfinum, Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, and Vyšehrad Castle. Day 3: Prague-Karlovy Vary Experience Bohemia’s most renowned spa town with a day trip via guided coach to Karlovy Vary, better known as Karlsbad, nestled deep in a forested valley dotted with thermal springs. Visit a glass exhibition, and sample the local mineral spring water, wafers, and herbal Becherovka bitters. Day 4: Prague-Ceský Krumlov Discover the beautiful South Bohemian countryside and its picturesque villages on this all-day excursion to the gorgeous Baroque town of Ceský Krumlov, a World Heritage Site. Visit the country’s secondlargest cathedral, the wonderfully preserved Old Town, and the fascinating Egon Schiele Art Centrum (packed with edgy modern art), and have lunch or a local beer in one of the many bars and cafés.

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CITY TOUR ON THE TRACES OF MOZART

BAVARIAN MOUNTAINS AND SALT MINES

Salzburg

ORIGINAL SOUND OF MUSIC TOUR

Birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and home to the UNESCO World Heritage Altstadt, Salzburg is internationally renowned for its exquisitely preserved Baroque architecture and musical contributions. This guided, informational city tour will also take you to Mozart’s Residence.

Explore the Bavarian Mountains’ 450-year-old salt mines on this trip from Salzburg, which will take you though the Alps via the verdant Alpenstrasse. Journey along the King’s Lake River to the Obersalzberg, home to Hitler’s mountain retreat, Berchtesgaden (Eagle’s Nest). Your entrance fee to the salt mines is included, where you can don traditional clothes and explore the underground mines.

See the spectacular landscapes and iconic locations where the Academy Award-winning The Sound Of Music was filmed on this revealing day trip. 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.

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Vienna

Vienna

ROMANTIC DANUBE VALLEY

PANORAMIC CITY TOUR WITH BOAT

HISTORICAL VIENNA & SCHONBRUNN

The history and legends of this lovely part of Austria come to life as you wend your way past charming old villages, steep vineyards, and mysterious castles. Enjoy a boat ride down the Danube from Spitz to Melk, passing the heart of the Wachau Valley at the old wine town of Krems. To complete your superb day trip, visit Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey. While in Melk, you have the option of lunch in the Abbey Restaurant (price not included).

For the best introduction to the beautiful city of Vienna, tour the sights by coach and boat. As you travel along the Danube, you’ll pass the Prater, the Danube Tower, the Unitied Nations buildings, and the Kunst Haus and Hundertwasser-Haus. From the hills of the Vienna Woods, enjoy a magnificent view over vineyards and the city. On the way back to the city, pass through the romantic wine-growing village of Grinzing.

Hofburg, 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, Schonbrunn Palace.

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Vienna

FOLLOWING SISI’S FOOTSTEPS

Walk in the footsteps of Austria’s beloved Empress Elisabeth of Bavaria, known as ‘Sisi’ to her family and friends. This guided tour will take you on a leisurely walk through Vienna’s cultural old city, beginning with a trip to the Imperial Crypt where the Empress and the rest of the Habsburg family is buried. Afterwards, explore the Hofburg - official residence of Empress Elisabeth and Emperor Franz Joseph.

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VIENNESE WINE TAVERN SERENADE

Catch dinner and a show as part of this evening tour of Vienna. Drive along Vienna’s famed Ringstrasse to the Prater, where you can enjoy stunning views of the city from high atop the Giant Ferris Wheel (depending on the season). Afterwards, a scenic drive through the winegrowing village of Grinzing will bring you to a tavern where the 1st Viennese Heurigenshow will serenade you during dinner.

AUSTRIAN DINNER SHOW

Enjoy a night of traditional Austrian entertainment on this cultural night out. Enjoy a customary three-course Austrian dinner as traditional Viennese music is played live, and watch as the Austrian Dinner Show Ensemble’s talented musicians, dancers, and singers perform in vibrant local costumes.


Austria Hotels Vienna

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HOTEL GOLDENER HIRSCH, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL HHHHH

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. Restaurant Goldener Hirsch is one of the city’s most exclusive eateries, thanks to its traditional LINES & SYMBOLS Austrian dishes.

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Comfortable, contemporary guest rooms, plus an efficient and friendly staff are trademarks of this modern hotel in Vienna’s Spittelberg artists’ quarter. Smart accommodations are brightened by warm colors and city views. After touring the city, head to the casual Bar & Bistro for a small snack or cool drink.

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Located on the Kaertner Ring, opposite the Stadtpark and near the Vienna State Opera, this hotel is convenient to the city’s many attractions. Spacious, soundproof guest accommodations have marble baths. Keep toned at the 24-hour fitness center, which has top-tier workout gear, a sauna and solarium, and massage services.

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Prague Sightseeing Prague

GRAND CITY TOUR

PRAGUE CASTLE IN DETAIL

Prague

CRUISE ON THE VLATAVA RIVER

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.

This guided 3.5-hour 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.

Cruise the Vlatava, the Czech Republic’s longest river, on this scenic, 2.5-hour boat tour. Enjoy a generous buffet lunch or coffee break while you take in breathtaking views of the Prague riverside, including highlights like St. Agnes Monastery, the Rudolfinum, Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, the National Theatre, and Vysehrad.

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Prague

Prague

JEWISH PRAGUE WALKING TOUR

PRAGUE BY NIGHT DINNER CRUISE

FOLKLORE PARTY

Tour Prague’s historic Jewish center, the only Central European Jewish quarter to survive the Holocaust, on this illuminating guided walking tour. Visit the Old Jewish Cemetery, see some of the six surviving synagogues, and walk through Maiselova Street to the Old Town Square. Admission to the Jewish Museum is also included.

Prague sparkles by night on this combination city coach tour and dinner cruise along the River Vltava. View illuminated city sights like the Charles Bridge and Prague Castle from your aboard your boat, savor a welcome aperitif, and enjoy a hot and cold buffet dinner. Afterwards, take a short coach tour of Prague’s city center.

Visit an authentic Czech restaurant on this engaging and entertaining night on the town. Enjoy a beer, wine, or non-alcoholic beverage while you watch a traditional folklore program with live music and dancing.

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Prague

KARLOVY VARY

Experience Bohemia’s most renowned spa town with a day trip to world-famous Karlovy Vary, better known as Karlsbad, nestled deep in a forested valley dotted by 12 hot springs. Visit a glass exhibition, and try local mineral spring water, wafers, and herbal Becherovka liqueur.

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KUTNA HORA

This guided day trip from Prague will take you to the UNESCO World Heritage Kutna Hora, a historic mining town dating back to the 13th century. Visit the macabre Sedlec Ossuary, which is decorated and furnished with thousands of human bones, and admire the Gothic St. Barbara’s Cathedral.

CESKY KRUMLOV

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.


Prague Hotels Prague

HILTON PRAGUE OLD TOWN

Centrally located in the heart of Prague at the gates of the Old Town, this modern hotel is within walking distance of Prague Castle, Wenceslas Square, and the Jewish Quarter. Guest rooms have the latest tech amenities, plus great city views. A favorite of celebs and statesmen, Zinc serves modern European cuisine with Asian flavors.

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HILTON PRAGUE

The Czech Republic’s largest hotel stands on the banks of the Vltava River and is within walking distance of the city’s historical sights, fine shops, and lively nightlife. Modern guest rooms reveal views of Prague Castle and the city skyline or the hotel’s huge enclosed atrium. Unwind with a coffee or coconut massage at the Cybex Health Club.

Set in the historic Mala Strana district, this intimate hotel occupies a former monastery with roots dating back to the 14th century and is an ideal base to explore Prague. Spacious guest rooms are individually decorated and have limestone baths with heated floors, plus the latest tech amenities. An underground passage leads to the spa.

This modern hotel is just a short stroll from Prague’s charming Old Town, historic Charles Bridge, and fabled Wenceslas Square, among other attractions. After a day of sightseeing, retreat to guest rooms with contemporary style and city views. The informal restaurant specializes in regional and international cuisine

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MANDARIN ORIENTAL PRAGUE

JURYS INN PRAGUE

K+K HOTEL CENTRAL PRAGUE

Prague’s gorgeous Old Town sets the scene for this sophisticated, modern hotel with a welcoming atmosphere, stylish interior design, and unbeatable location just steps from the famous Powder Tower. Soundproof guest rooms have the newest communications technology, and the baths have heated floors.

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Features • 127 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Breakfast Room/Bar • Concierge/Room Service • Fitness Center/Massage/Sauna/Solarium • Complimentary 24-Hour Internet Access in Business Center • Mini-Bar/Coffee & Tea Maker/In-Room Safe

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K+K HOTEL FENIX PRAGUE

This stylish “Prague Modern” hotel is located just off Wenceslas Square near the city’s major attractions. Modern abstract art brightens the soundproof guest rooms, which have large windows and downtown views. Keep in shape on cardio training gear in the glass-walled fitness center, and relax in the Finnish sauna.

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Budapest Sightseeing Budapest

CITY TOUR OF BUDAPEST

DANUBE BEND TOUR

Budapest

PARLIAMENT TOUR

Discover Hungary’s illustrious capital, Budapest, on this enlightening half-day coach tour of the city. On your either morning or afternoon tour, you will cross the famous Danube River over the Margaret Bridge and view attractions including the House of Parliament, the Royal Castle, and the Fisherman’s Bastion.

This tour takes you to Visegrád, the former Royal Residence, and to Esztergom (Primate of the Catholic Church). After visiting the Cathedral, enjoy a three-course lunch. Proceed to Szentendre, the Baroque artists’ village, then visit Caprice Hungarian Jewelry Centre. Return to Budapest on the Danube by boat.

This 1.5-hour morning tour will take you to the largest building in Hungary, Budapest’s neo-Gothic Parliament House, which boasts 691 rooms and 27 entrance gates. Admire the striking staircase sweeping to Dome Hall, the Session Room, and the Great Vaulted Hall.

Budapest

Budapest

Budapest

JEWISH BUDAPEST TOUR

Journey through Jewish Budapest with this three-hour guided city tour. Tour St. Stephen’s Park’s venerable World War II victims memorial, and visit the former Jewish district of New Leopold town. There, see the Dohany Street Synagogue – the world’s largest Synagogue – in addition to the Temple of Heroes, the Tree of Life, the Jewish Garden, and the Jewish Museum.

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BUDAPEST BY NIGHT FOLKLORE DINNER

Enjoy a night of wining and dining when you visit an authentic Hungarian restaurant for a night of dinner and entertainment. Savor an aperitif, followed by a traditional three-course dinner and wine. Afterwards, enjoy an engaging folklore show of music and dance.

BIKE TOUR OF BUDAPEST

An entertaining bike ride propels you through Hungarian history and culture as you discover Budapest’s major sights, from the Heroes’ Square and City Park to Downtown Pest and the Buda Castle District, including the Royal Palace, Fisherman’s Bastion, and Matthias Church.


Budapest/Bucharest Hotels Budapest

Budapest

KEMPINSKI HOTEL CORVINUS BUDAPEST

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 an unmatched range of travelers’ services. Guest rooms boast an elegant flair with contemporary accents. Nobu is the first Hungarian outpost of chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s acclaimed Japanese fusion restaurants.

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MERCURE BUDAPEST CITY CENTER

Set in the historical and business center of Budapest, this modern hotel is located on the Váci utca pedestrian shopping thoroughfare, just a few blocks from the Danube. Bright, contemporary guest rooms have city views. Café Vu serves Hungarian and international cuisine.

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Bucharest

DANUBIUS HOTEL ASTORIA CITY CENTER

Located in the heart of Budapest, this newly renovated hotel combines timeless elegance with a full range of up-to-date amenities. Soundproof guest rooms have contemporary style and city views. Mirror Café offers classic ambiance, authentic Hungarian delicacies, and the latest premium wine selections from Hungarian wine producers.

This sophisticated, up-to-date hotel has a welcoming atmosphere, friendly staff, and unbeatable central location on a quiet residential street near the Hungarian State Opera. Pastel colors and wicker furniture lend an airy, cheerful look to the soundproof guest rooms. The fitness center features a sauna, steam room, and relaxation zone.

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Behind the Renaissance façade of this grand hotel are lavishly restored rooms and one of Europe’s legendary cafés. Silk-lined walls adorn the accommodations, which have white-marble baths with huge soaking tubs, monsoon showers, and Etro amenities. A Budapest institution since 1895, the New York Café still glitters with the city’s literati.

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K+K HOTEL ELISABETA BUCHAREST

Sophisticated, avant-garde design characterizes this charming boutique hotel, close to the National Theater and dozens of late-night clubs and bars. Unwind in guest rooms with minimalist contemporary décor, plush bedding, high-tech amenities, and heated bath floors. The wellness center has a sauna and gym with cardio training equipment.

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Croatia Sightseeing Dubrovnik

DUBROVNIK CITY TOUR

Tour the historic walled city of Dubrovnik, and discover its UNESCO World Heritage walled Old City, on this combination coach and walking tour. Enjoy a scenic drive to a panoramic lookout over the city, stroll the main street of Stradun, view the Franciscan Monastery and Church of St. Blaise, and spend free time shopping downtown.

Zagreb

CROATIA DELIGHT

Begin your six-day/five-night tour of Croatia in its capital city of Zagreb, where a morning tour will take you to explore its fortified Upper Town and ancient historic center. Wonder at the natural beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park, before heading onto Trogir and Split. Your trip will finish in the walled city of Dubrovnik.

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Dubrovnik

CROATIA AND BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

See the wonders of both Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina on this eight-day/seven-night trip beginning and ending in historic Dubrovnik. Tour the Old City of Mostar before continuing to the capital of Bosnia & Herzegovina, Sarajevo. Afterwards, visit the northern city of Zagreb, spend the day exploring Plitvice National Park, and see both Trogir and Split.

Dubrovnik

HIGHLIGHTS OF CROATIA

This extensive eight-day/seven-night tour of Croatia will take you to the country’s most popular highlights. Your trip begins with a scenic drive along the Adriatic Coast from Dubrovnik to Split, before heading to Trogir and Zadar. Tour Croatia’s capital city of Zagreb, spend the day marvelling at Plitvice Lakes National Park’s cascading lakes, and return to Dubrovnik via Trijj and the Cetina River.


Croatia Hotels Dubrovnik

DUBROVNIK PALACE HOTEL

Perched on the edge of the Lapad Peninsula jutting into the Adriatic Sea, this lavish resort welcomes guests into spacious accommodations with teak accents, state-of-the-art tech amenities, and private balconies with sweeping sea views. The spa – Croatia’s largest – soothes with reflexology, aromatherapy, hot stone massage, and other treatments.

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Dubrovnik

GRAND HOTEL PARK

With accommodations set in a sleek modern hotel and two gorgeous villas, this property is conveniently located on the Lapad Peninsula, just a short walk from nightlife and the beach. All of the spacious rooms have private balconies and views of the sea or Lapad Cove promenade.

SHERATON ZAGREB HOTEL

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Located in Zagreb’s city center, this modern hotel is just a short stroll from the city’s many museums and galleries, theatres, cafés, restaurants, and bars. Guest rooms are bright and airy, with plush Sheraton Sweet SleeperSM beds and large windows with great city views. Fontana Restaurant serves Croatian and International dishes.

Features • 306 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/2 Bars/Piano Bar • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Indoor Heated Pool • Fitness Center/Whirlpool/Sauna/Steam Room • Casino • Wireless Internet Access

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Located in a leafy green area adjacent to the Mimara Museum, this high-rise hotel tower is within easy walking distance to the city’s trendy cafés, restaurants, boutiques, and other attractions. Retreat to spacious guest rooms with signature Heavenly Beds®, Heavenly Shower/Baths®, and spectacular views of the city.

Features • 378 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/2 Bars • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Indoor Heated Pool • WestinWORKOUT® Gym/Sauna • Westin Kids Club®

ADDITIONAL HOTELS AVAILABLE AUSTRIA Salzburg

Split

LE MERIDIEN LAV, SPLIT

The dreamy Dalmatian coast is home to this newly renovated beachfront resort just a few minutes from Split. Contemporary-style guest rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, the latest tech amenities, and private balconies with sea views. Activities range from tennis and water sports, to casino gaming and nightly entertainment.

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Hotel Hofwirt Markus Sittikus Hotel Holiday Inn Salzburg Hotel Stein Salzburg Mercure Salburg City NH Hotel Salzburg City Centre

Europa Graz Grauer Bar Hotel Drei Raben Hotel Gasthof Zauner Hotel Weisses Kreuz Landgraf Hotel & Loft Mercure Bregenz City Hotel Schillerpark

Vienna

CROATIA

Adagio Wien Zentrum Astoria Hotel Boutique Hotel Stadthalle Hotel Bristol Hotel Imperial Hotel Stefanie Mercure Zentrum Vienna Radisson Blu Palais Hotel Senator Hotel Tabor Hotel Tigra Hotel

Four Points Panorama Hotel Kompas

Regional Cities Daniel

CZECH REPUBLIC Ariston Carlo IV City Hotel Moran Harmony Hotel Ibis Wescelas Square

HUNGARY Mercure Budapest Duna New York Palace Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge

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Denmark & Sweden Land of the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun, of centuries-old castles and medieval villages, of Vikings and fairy-tales, Scandinavia offers a new perspective on the Old World. FAST FACTS u Language Denmark: Danish. Sweden: Swedish. u Currency Denmark: Danish Krone. Sweden: Swedish Krona. u Average Temperatures (Fº) Denmark: Winter 28-49/Summer 50-70. Sweden: Winter 23-30/Summer 52-70. TIPPING POINTS u Restaurants & Bars Denmark: No tipping is expected, as a service charge is already included in the restaurant bill, although it is not u ncommon to round up. Sweden: Restaurants include a service charge, but an additional 5-10% tip should be left. u Hotels Denmark: Hotel bills usually include service charges. Sweden: No tipping is expected, as a service charge is already included; however, it is not unusual to tip porters for prompt service. u Taxis Denmark: No tipping is expected, as a service charge is already included in the fare. Sweden: Round up the fare.

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Crisp and clean, tranquil Sweden is elegant and sophisticated cities, picturesque villages, coastal island archipelagos, peaceful lakes and forests, and the icy tundra of northern Lapland. Sweden’s “Venice of the North,” ecofriendly Stockholm is a latticework of bridges interconnecting the 14 Baltic Sea islands that form Scandinavia’s largest city, where Baroque cathedrals rise against wooded parks and cobblestone alleys, and houseboats bob along wooded docks lining the icy waters of Lake Mälaren. Trace the city’s long history from its Viking origins to historic Gamla Stan’s original medieval street system and the remains of the 17th century Vasa warship. Hundreds of art galleries, museums, theatres, and restaurants dot the city, especially around popular Södermalm. Dine on moose and reindeer, warm yourself with a glass of grog, and head to Kungsträdgården and Stureplan for some of Northern Europe’s hottest bars and clubs. To the southeast, tiny Denmark’s medieval charm has been preserved in capital city Copenhagen’s narrow streets, old houses, and crisscrossing canals. Pay homage to fairy-tale master Hans Christian Andersen with a visit to his burial place or one of his many residences, or look for souvenirs on the pedestrian shopping street Strøget. When the sun goes down, stroll the fairy-lit Tivoli Gardens, one of the oldest amusement parks in the world. Roller coasters clack by as crowds hoist steins at the open-air beer garden, and over a million light bulbs illuminate the grounds.

u Going Green Stockholm is one of the cleanest capitals in the world, recently granted the EU Commission’s 2010 European Green Capital Award. The city, of which nearly 1/3 is comprised of parks, has pledged to become fossil fuel free by 2050.


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SWEDEN

Day 1-2: Copenhagen

Days 1-2: Stockholm

Find out why they call it “wonderful Copenhagen” with a city sightseeing tour of Denmark’s vibrant and graceful capital. Board an open-air doubledecker bus and enjoy hop-on/hop-off convenience at 11 stops, including the Little Mermaid, Tivoli Gardens, Tycho Brahe Planetarium, the futuristic Copenhagen Opera House, the majestic Parliament building, the 17th-century Holmen Church, and the shops, restaurants, and cafés of Strøget.

With its many waterways and canals, Stockholm is sometimes called Europe’s “Venice of the North.” And the Royal Canal Tour is one of the best ways to see the picturesque Swedish capital. Begin your journey along the sun-dappled Djurgården, and enjoy superb views of Fjäderholmarna, Prince Eugen’s Waldemarsudde, the Vasa Museum, and the hip Södermalm district.

Spend a day at world-famous Tivoli Gardens, located smack in the center of Copenhagen. A playground for adults and children alike, Tivoli is an enchanted world of exotic architecture, exquisite gardens and scenery, theaters, openair stages, and 26 rides. There are 38 different restaurants, cafés, and food stands, including a pair of Michelin-starred destinations, The Paul and Restaurant Herman. Spend a day shopping in some of Copenhagen’s superb flea markets, including the Gammel Strand (high-quality antique or vintage household items, china collectibles and Danish porcelain); the Nørrebro Loppemarked (antiques, furniture, and collectibles such as Royal Copenhagen porcelain); and Israels Plads (antiques, furniture, and objets d’art). Day 4: Copenhagen-Elsinore (Helsingør) Immortalized by no less than Shakespeare, Kronburg Castle is better known as Hamlet’s Castle, set in Elsinore (Helsingør) on the northeastern tip of Zealand at the narrowest point of Øresund Sound between Denmark and Sweden. A World Heritage Site, the Renaissance castle boasts a wonderfully preserved chapel, as well as several of the surviving King’s Tapestries, commissioned by Frederik II circa 1580. Every year, the famous Shakespearean tragedy Hamlet is performed in the castle courtyard.

The Stockholm Card and Stockholm guide book offer free admission to 80 museums and attractions in Stockholm, plus unlimited use of public transport in Stockholm (including the metro, buses, and commuter trains), and free bicycle sightseeing. Day 3: Stockholm-Archipelago There are 24,000 islands in the Stockholm Archipelago – a favorite escape of Strindberg, ABBA, and Stieg Larsson – and you can visit some of the major ones via ferry. Lapping waves, sunny rock ledges, and unparalleled scenery await you. Hike the trails, go fishing, rent a kayak or bicycle, take it easy with a book and lounge chair, or take a dip in swimming season. Day 4: Stockholm-Uppsala Less than an hour north of Stockholm, explore lively Uppsala, Sweden’s fourth largest city and a leading university town. In addition to its 13thcentury cathedral (also Sweden’s largest), it is the former home of filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, the late UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld, and scientist Carl Linnaeus, whose botanical gardens at Uppsala University showcases 1,300 species all cultivated by Linnaeus and arranged according to his own system.

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Denmark/Sweden Sightseeing Copenhagen, Denmark

CITY AND HARBOUR TOUR

GRAND TOUR OF COPENHAGEN

Copenhagen, Denmark

HAMLET CASTLE TOUR

Explore Denmark’s capital on this combination coach and boat tour of Copenhagen’s city center and harbor. Drive past the Tivoli Gardens, New Carlsberg Glyptotek, and the Gefion Fountain and Kongens Nytorv, before catching your boat at the Old Fish Market. Photo opportunities abound with stops at the Royal Palace and The Little Mermaid.

See the main attractions of illustrious Copenhagen on this motor coach tour of the city. Highlights include the National Museum, Christiansborg Palace, the old Stock Exchange, the Royal Theater, Amalienborg Palace, Rosenborg Castle, the Gefion Fountain, and the beloved Little Mermaid sculpture, inspired by the fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen.

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Elsinore Castle, immortalized in Shakespeare’s masterwork, Hamlet, on this scenic trip from Copenhagen. Along the way, stop for photos at the Queens’s summer residence, Fredensborg, and enjoy the picturesque landscapes of the Danish Riviera along your return trip.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

SWEDEN TOUR

Journey to Sweden on this scenic day trip from Copenhagen, which will take you via ferry to some of the country’s most beautiful cities. Drive through Helsingborg to explore the university city of Lund, and visit its Cathedral and 14thcentury astronomical clock. Finish in Scandinavia’s biggest city, Malmo, and cross the Sound’s stunning Oresund bridge.

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STOCKHOLM IN A NUTSHELL

Get introduced to Sweden’s capital city on this 2.5-hour coach and boat trip through Stockholm. Tour the city’s highlights by land, including the stately Royal Palace, the Vasa Museum, and City Hall, and then continue your journey by sea past the Djurharden royal park.

ROYAL CANAL TOUR

Take in Europe’s “Venice of the North,” on this hour-long canal tour of picturesque Stockholm. Begin your journey along the sun-dappled Djurgarden, and enjoy breathtaking views of Fjaderholmarna, Prince Eugen’s Waldemarsudde, the Vasa Museum, Sodermalm, and Slussen.


Denmark/Sweden Hotels

Stockholm

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GRAND HOTEL STOCKHOLM

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Original home of the Nobel Prize dinner, this Stockholm landmark has been hosting the elite since 1874. Filled with Old World style and luxury, the guest rooms come in all shapes and sizes, and have marble baths with heated floors. A traditional smorgasbord is served daily at the Grand Veranda, which overlooks the harbor and the Royal Palace.

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Features • 76 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Bar/Spa Café • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Mini-Bar/In-Room Safe/LCD TV • Robes & Slippers • Spa/Fitness • Complimentary Internet Access

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Features Roads – White 0.3pt • 401 AC Rooms & Suites Country border – 50% 0.7pt / 10% 0.7pt • 2 Restaurants (one seasonal)/Bars • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service Expect the ultimate in service at this totally renovated, District/Area (use sparingly) – 100% warm grayfamily-friendly 0.7pt dotted stroke • Spa/Fitness Center/Sauna/Steam Room/ hotel in a great location near the Solarium lake, Old Town, and City Hall. The city’s largest • Shops Black triangle with ‘landmark text’ guest rooms have parquet floors, Sheraton Sweet • Internet Access SleeperSM beds, and sweeping views. Die Ecke, Black star (usage eg. Uluru, Niagara Falls) a favorite with Princess Christina, is an intimate bierstube that serves Bavarian cuisine.

Features • 465 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Club Level with Private Lounge/Robes & Slippers • Fitness Center/In-Room Spa Services • Mini-Bar/Coffee & Tea Maker/Plasma TV

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Europe on Your Own Charming accommodations in picturesque small villages, rural towns, elegant city neighborhoods, and seaside hamlets offer the chance to truly experience your destination. Our collection of bed and breakfasts, hotels, villas, and inns is sure to enchant! Bed and Breakfast, Hotel, and Inn Passes Discover an out-of-the-way English hamlet, share a pint in a boisterous Irish pub, or tour Scotland’s famous bonnie banks. With B&B, hotel, and inn passes offering access to some of the UK and Ireland’s hidden gems, you’re free to find your personal Europe – on your schedule! Book your initial accommodations, and decide when you arrive just where your trip will take you, with on-the-go booking options available for reservation. Whether taking a romantic getaway or journeying off the beaten path with friends or family, bed and breakfast, hotel, and inn passes allow you to travel without being tied to pre-booked properties and rigid schedules. Settle into a delightful stone cottage, elegant city townhome, or restored country farm. The UK is available at your fingertips with flexible passes to charming accommodations, from waterfront Plymouth and historic Stratford-upon-Avon, to rugged Edinburgh and Highland Inverness. Discover the Emerald Isle with over 300 properties in towns, cities, and rural locations across Ireland. Choose from stone houses in sunny meadows, to converted barns on hills of clover, and clapboard houses where you can smell the ocean air.

Eurocasa Villas Stay in a classic walled villa, restored rustic farmhouse, ancient stone cottage, or charming peasant homestead amid small medieval villages and verdant rolling hills in the heart of the glorious Tuscan or Umbrian countryside, surrounded by breathtaking scenery and steeped in history and tradition! All of these distinctive private accommodations are self-contained, and many of the larger villas have been converted to provide a range of apartments where you may share the grounds or pool with other guests. Enjoy amenities such as working fireplaces, outdoor gardens, BBQs, gazebos, bicycles, swimming pools, cable TV, and modern appliances. All houses are individually furnished according to the owners’ tastes, and have sufficient equipment to guarantee a comfortable stay. Villas are rented for seven nights, from Saturday to Saturday, with some villas offering shorter stays. *Costs do not include central heating or final cleaning. A deposit of 15% of the total rental cost is payable within 5 days of booking confirmation. A security deposit is payable on arrival. Pools may not be open all year round, and dates will vary between properties. Strict cancellation conditions apply.

Whatever your idea of a perfect getaway, experience undiscovered Europe, on your own!

u Please contact your travel consultant for more information on our collection of Eurocasa Villas, and bed and breakfast, hotel, and inn passes.

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