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MAP OF EUROPE

Hammerfest

Siglufjordhur

Kirkenes

Reykjavik

Alta

ICELAND

Murmans

Harstad

Narvik Kiruna

Norwegian Sea

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Rovaniemi Lulea Skelleftea

Torshavn Trondheim

FINLAND

Umea Ostersund Vaasa

NORWAY

Lerwick

SWEDEN

Bergen

Gavle

Oslo

U. K.

Vejle

Waterford

Lille

Amiens St Malo

FRANCE ClermontFerrand

Porto Coimbra

Valladolid

PORTUGAL Covilha Lisbon

Bayonne

Bilbao

Lourdes

Salamanca

SPAIN

Zaragoza

ANDORRA

Madrid

Nice Marseille

Cannes

Vienna

Innsbruck

AUSTRIA

Graz

Venice

Ljubljana SLOVENIA

CROATIA Split

ITALY

Naples SARDINIA

Rabat Casablanca Marrakech

MOROCCO

KOSOVO

Skopje

Tirane

Annaba Constan ine

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ALGERIA 500 Km

Tunis

SICILY

500 Miles Gafsa

Larisa

Sfax

Mis

LIBYA

Izmir Athens

Catania

MALTA

Gallipoli

GREECE

Patrai

Mediterranean Sea

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Timimoun

Xanthi Thessaloniki

Valletta

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Varna

Burgas BULGARIA

MACEDONIA

ALBANIA

Palermo

Algiers

Constanta

Danube Sofia

Ioannina

Oran

Braila

Bucharest

SERBIA

Sarajevo

Bari

ROMANIA

Belgrade

BOSNIA and HERZ.

Chisinau

MOLDOVA

Cluj Timisoara

Sorrento

Malaga

Vinnitsa

Botosani

Arad

Pecs

Podgorica

Palma

Sevilla

HUNGARY

MON ENEGRO

Rome

Lviv

Budapest

Zagreb

Rijeka

UKRAINE

Ostrava

SLOVAKIA Bratislava Miskolc

Salzburg

Florence CORSICA

Barcelona

Brno

SAN MARINO

Valencia

Cordoba

Gibraltar Tangier

Monaco

Krakow

CZECH REP.

Stuttgart

Zurich

Turin Montpellier

Lutsk

Nuremberg

Milan

Lodz

Prague

Munich

Basel Bern

Lubin

Dresden

Frankfurt

SWITZERLAND Geneva Lugano

Lyon

Toulouse

Bonn

BELARUS

Warsaw

Poznan

Leipzig

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Bordeaux Braga

GERMANY

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Strasbourg

Tours

La Coruna

BELGIUM Luxembourg

Paris Nantes

Rotterdam

Brussels

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Berlin

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Olsztyn

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London

Gdansk

Hamburg

The Hague

Vitebsk

Vilnius

Sovietsk

Leicester

Birmingham

Rhin

Cork

LITHUANIA

Klaipeda

Manchester

Pskov Riga LATVIA Daugavpils

Liepaja

Copenhagen

Leeds

Liverpool

Novgorod Tartu

Parnu

Sunderland

Dublin

Limerick

ESTONIA

Goteborg

DENMARK

Edinburgh

St. Petersburg

Tallinn

Stockholm

North Sea

Glasgow

IRELAND

Helsinki

Uppsala

Inverness

Belfast

Tampere

Baltic Sea

Bangh

Khania

Iraklion


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Very few places in the world can recreate the timeless splendour of Europe – a historical, cultural and geographical continent which holds most of the must-see countries of the world. From North to South, this mass of culture keeps on surprising and mystifying with its wealth of sights, sounds, peoples and parties. Be prepared for the most enchanting and exciting trip of a lifetime as you take a journey to a part of the earth that never ceases to amaze!

Archangelsk Severodvinsk

Europe has a startling wealth of history. You’ll be astonished to experience the intertwining of ancient and modern that Europe presents visitors with at every turn. The origins of democracy were founded in Athens and the Napoleonic grandeur of Paris. Yet you’ll also encounter the less-expected sites such as the timeless Romantic Road of Bavaria, Germany and the grand Alps of France, Switzerland and Italy.

Europe today is a continent more united than ever, with the European Union (EU) stretching from the Arctic to the top of Africa, and a single currency now used in the majority of European states. The centuries of history behind these countries have brought unique cultural values and traditions. There are very few places where you can pass through so many countries in such a short span of time and witness the striking differences between each one!

Europe at a glance

Europe at a glance

Barents Sea

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Jaroslavl

CANADA at a glance

Rostov Moscow

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Kiev Kharkov Donetsk Zaporozhye

Krivoy Rog

The vast frontier of Canada is a land of windswept prairies, towering mountains, fields of glaciers, pristine lakes and rocky coastlines. Filled with diverse wildlife such as wolves, moose, bears, eagles and other animals, the Canadian landscape is one of great natural beauty and provides ample opportunity for outdoor sports such as hiking, canoeing, fishing, skiing, snowmobiling, and even dog sledding.

City

Austria

Vienna

Canada

Montreal

Canada

Toronto

Canada

Vancouver

Odessa Simferopol

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Czech Rep.

Prague

Zonguldak

Istanbul

France

Lyon

Germany

Frankfurt

Hungary

Budapest

Italy

Pisa

Ankara

Bursa

Cappadocia

TURKEY Antalya NORTH CYPRUS

Switzerland

CYPRUS

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LEBA ISRAE Jerusal Alexandria

Port Said Suez

In the words of Canada Tourism: ‘Getting a first-hand experience of Canadian culture helps travellers understand where our country comes from and where it’s heading. Welcoming travellers with open arms gives them the sense of connection they crave—and those authentic, meaningful moments keep them coming back’. We couldn’t agree more.

Average Maximum & Minimum Temperatures of some World Cities Country

Frunze

While the image of Canada in most people’s minds is one of untouched wilderness, Canada’s cities are just as colourful. Whether you’d like to attend a rodeo in Calgary, marvel at the museums in Ottawa, browse the restaurants and art galleries of Toronto’s Distillery District, or have a picnic in Vancouver’s Stanley Park, the cosmopolitan cities spread across Canada offer a range of attractions that will please any traveller.

United Kingdom

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Climate

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MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

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23

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26

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‘Holidays on Location’ has built its reputation on offering quality, value-for-money travel arrangements for the individual traveller. So, why have we now published a brochure full of group coach touring? Well, we believe that the truly independent traveller can make use of specialised tours to ‘fill in the gaps’.

Much as you would take a city coach tour to get your bearings when first in a strange city, a group tour of a specific region(s) can give you the same overview of what’s on offer. The understanding gained of a particular area on a guided coach tour would be difficult to replicate without extensive local knowledge and linguistic skills.

Having spent a night or two at a particularly enchanting spot, it’s only natural that you would immediately start planning your return, but this time to stay a week and explore the surrounding area at your leisure. The group departures in this brochure offer extensive touring in a single country, exploring its various regions at length.

Group tours offer many advantages to those of us who want a more relaxed touring experience. To have your transport, hotel and sightseeing organised and your particular needs looked after by your driver and/or guide – not to mention your baggage – can be a most satisfying feeling. As for meals, tours generally include breakfasts and there is usually a welcome dinner and farewell dinner with lunches at your own expense. This means that you have ample time to enjoy meals at leisure in your own company or with people with whom you have taken up with. You can do as much or as little as you want.

Of course, if you elect not to take part in a particular event on a day, it’s your choice! So, we hope that if you haven’t previously considered a specialised group tour, the foregoing may serve to help you make up your mind that these tours are not about rigid schedules like that much clichéd ‘if it’s Tuesday it must be …’ Far from it. If it’s Tuesday it must be my free day to relax by the pool bar or perhaps a little retail therapy beforehand. However, there are times when a hire car really can be, by far, the better and more leisurely transport solution. We think this is the case with the six programs we developed especially for the self-drive enthusiast. Germany’s Romantic Road; Britain’s Devon and Cornwall and Historical England and Wales; and the three Canadian itineraries are all good examples of a leisurely approach to discovering a regions charm.


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Contents Banff National Park, Canada

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Escorted Coach Tours Heart of Wales & England | 8D-7N | Departs London The Best of Britain | 9D-8N | Departs London Heathrow British & Irish Grandeur | 14D-13N | Departs London Self-Drive Tours Devon & Cornwall | 9D-8N | Departs London Historical England & Wales | 10D-9N | Departs Bath

IRELAND 24-29 24 25 26-27 28-29 28 29

Canada Independent Coach TOURS Pacific Coast Experience | 6D-5N | Departs Vancouver Discover City, Sea & Sky | 7D-6N | Departs Vancouver Alpine Coach Experience | 4D-3N | Departs Vancouver Garden, Grapes & Glaciers | 2D-1N | Departs Calgary Mountains, Waterfalls & Wines | 8D-7N | Departs Calgary Exploring Atlantic Canada | 13D-12N | Departs Halifax Self-drive Tours Totem Circle | 15D-14N | Departs Vancouver Ranches, Wines & Bed & Breakfast | 7D-6N | Departs Kelowna Quebec Countryside & Cities | 8D-7N | Departs MontrĂŠal

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Scotland 57-61 57 58 59 59 60 61 62-65 62-63 64 65

France Extended Tours 31-33 Paris & Mont Saint-Michel | 3D-2N | Departs Paris 31 Mont Saint-Michel & Loire Valley Castles | 2D-1N | Departs Paris 31 Loire Valley Castles | 2D-1N | Departs Paris 32 Normandy / Saint-Malo & Mont Saint-Michel | 2D-1N | Departs Paris 32 Mont Saint-Michel & Loire Valley Castles | 3D-2N | Departs Paris 33 Normandy / Saint-Malo / Mont Saint-Michel & Loire Valley Castles | 4D-3N 33

Germany 35-39 35 36 38 39 39 40-41 40 40 41 41 37 37

Day Tours  9-10 11-12 Extended Tours Loch Ness, Inverness & the Highlands | 2D-1N | Departs Edinburgh or Glasgow 11 The Lowlands, Northern Highlands, the West Coast & Skye 5D-4N | Departs Edinburgh or Glasgow 11 Skye, Orkney, Loch Ness & the Highlands | 7D-6N | Departs Edinburgh 12 Escorted Coach Tours 13-27 Scottish Dream | 8D-7N | Departs Glasgow 13 Scottish Isles and Glens | 13D-12N | Departs Glasgow 14-15 Taste of Scotland & Ireland | 11D-10N | Departs Glasgow 16-17

Switzerland Escorted Coach Tours 43-49 Romantic Swiss Tour | 2D-1N | Departs Zurich 43 Typical Swiss Tour | 4D-3N | Departs Geneva 43 Charming Swiss Tour | 4D-3N | Departs Zurich 44 Swiss Panorama Tour | 6D-5N | Departs Geneva 44 Swiss Grand Alpine Tour with Jungfraujoch | 7D-6N | Departs Zurich 45 Swiss Charming Tour with Jungfraujoch | 5D-4N | Departs Zurich 46 Swiss Grand Alpine Tour with Glacier Express | 6D-5N | Departs Zurich 47 Swiss Splendour Tour with Glacier Express | 7D-6N | Departs Geneva 48 Scenic Swiss Tour | 8D-7N | Departs Zurich 49 Pre and Post Tour Accommodation  49

Turkey Escorted Coach Tours Western Turkey | 8D-7N | Departs Istanbul Taste of Turkey | 10D-9N | Departs Istanbul Classics of Turkey | 11D-10N | Departs Istanbul Glories of Turkey | 14D-13N | Departs Istanbul Authentic Adventure | 12D-11N | Departs Istanbul

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Escorted Coach Tours Luther, Berlin & the Fairy Tale Road | 8D-7N | Departs Frankfurt Romantic Germany | 7D-6N | Departs Frankfurt  Christmas Delight | 4D-3N | Departs Frankfurt Festive Christmas Markets | 7D-6N | Departs Frankfurt Christmas Fantasy | 11D-10N | Departs Frankfurt Independent Coach TOURS Romantic Road & Rothenburg | 2D-1N | Departs Frankfurt Three Castles Tour | 2D-1N | Departs Frankfurt Augsburg & Royal Castles | 4D-3N | Departs Frankfurt Heidelberg & Royal Castles | 5D-4N | Departs Frankfurt Self-drive Tour Romantic Road | 5D-4N | Departs Frankfurt

Escorted Coach Tours Taste of Scotland & Ireland | 11D-10N | Departs Glasgow Irish Adventure | 8D-7N | Departs Dublin Irish Pub & Folk | 8D-7N | Departs Dublin Irish Classic | 12D-11N | Departs Dublin Irish Spirit | 8D-7N | Departs Dublin Taste of Ireland | 7D-6N | Departs Dublin

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British & Irish Holidays

Welcome to Great Britain & Ireland

Welcome to Great Britain & Ireland

Left to right: London Bus passing Big Ben; Bagpiper at Urquhart Castle, Scotland; Millennium Centre, Wales; Trinity College, Dublin

Shetland Islands

Map of Great Britain & Ireland

Thurso Stornway

Wick

Lochinvar Ullapool

Applecross Aviemore

England England is the lifeblood of Great Britain and has had a huge impact on the history of the world. All the regions of England are easily accessible from London, famous for its history, culture and pageantry. With its pomp and ceremony, wonderful idiosyncrasies and vibrant diversity, today’s England is friendly, welcoming, fascinating and fun.

Aberdeen

Braemar Fort William Kinloch Rannoch Pitlochry SCOTLAND Dundee Oban Aberfeldy St. Andrews Argyll Stirling Falkirk

Isle of Mull

UNITED KINGDOM

EDINBURGH

Glasgow

Kelso

Ayr

Donegal

NORTHERN IRELAND

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

Ferry

Dun Laoghaire

Cashel

Cork

Holyhead

Conway

Ferr y

Rosslare

York Hull

Stoke-on-Trent

WALES

Swansea

CARDIFF Glastonbury

Birmingham The Fens

Bristol

Bath Salisbury

Land’s End

Dartmoor

Plymouth

Penzance

Population of Britain: (2009) 59,755,700 England: 49,997,100 Scotland: 5,114,600 Wales: 2,946,200 Northern Ireland: 1,697,800 Ireland: 4,400,000

Norwich

Coventry

Stratford-uponAvon Cheltenham Oxfordshire Cotswold Hills Oxford

Southhampton Exeter Boumemouth Padstow

Nottingham

ENGLAND

Shrewsbury Kenilworth

Aberystwyth Hereford Fishguard

Useful Information

Yorkshire Dales

Manchester Liverpool Sheffield

Snowdonia National Park

Wexford

Nor h Yorkshire Moors

Leeds

Lliangollen

Kilkenny Waterford

Lake Windermere

Mt. Snowdon

Wicklow

Ennis

Lake District

ISLE OF MAN

DUBLIN

Galway

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Carlisle

Armagh

Enniskillen

Limerick

Hadrian’s Wall

Dumfries

BELFAST

Sligo

Location/Time Zone: Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is the same time as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

Banff

Inverness

Isle of Skye

Londonderry

Killarney

Orkney Islands

John O’Groats

The British Isles The British Isles are a group of islands off the northwest coast of continental Europe that include the islands of Great Britain, Ireland and over six thousand smaller isles. There are two sovereign states located on the islands: Ireland (sometimes called the Republic of Ireland) and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (commonly known as the United Kingdom).

LONDON

Cambridge

Canterbury

Winchester

Rye

Sandwich Dover Hastings

Brighton

Isle of Wight CHANNEL ISLANDS Guernsey

Aldeney Sark Jersey

Scotland The Land of Thistle & Heather Scotland is a haven of purity, beauty, wilderness and romance. Its ruggedness, honesty and authenticity makes it one of the most interesting countries in the world. This evocative nature coupled with the buzzing world of film, celebrity, challenge, adventure and reality makes Scotland a must-see country.

National Capital: London Ireland Capital: Dublin Land Area of Britain: 242,000 sq.km Currency: Pound (UK) Euro (Republic of Ireland) UK Languages: English Ireland Languages: Irish, English International dialling code: +44 (UK) +353 (Ireland) Source: Wikipedia: Date access Jan 2010

IRELAND One hundred thousand welcomes! Ireland is a country steeped in history and culture, where folklore is a part of everyday life. Indulge yourself in breathtaking landscapes, beautiful coastal beaches, the unique atmosphere, quaint Irish villages and be charmed by the locals, who will always have the time for a friendly wave or chat.

Wales With dramatic mountains, tumbling rivers, green valleys and Europe’s largest concentrations of medieval fortresses, it is a real gem. The Welsh have a unique culture, language and heritage distinguish them from the English. Although best-known for their unpronounceable place names, roaring men’s choirs and fierce Rugby teams - this is a friendly and hospitable nation.

NORthern Ireland Northern Ireland is a land of immense variety, with wave-swept coastal drives, hazy mountains, vast open moorland, loughs and glassy lakes, heavy with fish. There are intriguing towns and villages tucked away, cosmopolitan cities, each with their own history and culture. Compact and accessible, it’s a region you can tour at your own pace.


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Loch Ness, Glen Coe & the Highlands Departs Edinburgh

~Optional extra - subject to seasonal availability.

Stirling Castle

Buachaille Etive Beag, Glencoe

Fort Augustus, Loch Ness

Glen Coe is broodingly beautiful and steeped in history! As you stand at the mouth of the glen, you’ll feel the past come to life as our guide tells you about the terrible massacre of the MacDonald Clan.

Ben Nevis Glencoe Loch Lubnaig

The route home takes you past the beautiful city of Stirling and you’ll be able to see its stunning castle and learn more about the exploits of William Wallace that were dramatised in the film Braveheart.

Loch Ness, Glen Coe & the Highlands

Callander

Prices From

Adult

Child/Senior*

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84

Departs Edinburgh: Daily (7 Apr- 31 Oct 2014) at 8:00 a.m., Tour returns approx. 7:30 p m.

Stirling EDINBURGH

*Child = 3-15 years, Seniors = 60+

Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond & Glengoyne

Rosslyn Chapel, Dunfermline & Stirling Castle

Departs Edinburgh

Departs Edinburgh

Duke’s Pass

As you drive north out of Edinburgh you’ll be amazed by the engineering miracle of the Forth Railway Bridge. Then, as you are travelling through Stirlingshire, your guide will bring to life the turbulent times of William Wallace - dramatised in the film ‘Braveheart’ and explain his link to the countryside you’re passing through. We’ll stop at the beautiful city of Stirling, site of the Wallace Monument. You’ll have ample time to explore Stirling castle^ or stroll through the beautiful and ancient streets that surround it.

Take in the view along the Duke’s Pass. The route takes you through the spectacular pass which offers breathtaking views to the peaks of the stunning Trossach Mountains and carries you past some of Scotland’s most picturesque lochs. Your lunchtime stop is by Loch Lomond. Why not try lunch at a traditional pub built out of a 300-year-old oak tree and then walk the shores of Britain’s largest expanse of fresh water? The journey home holds one last treat. You’ll have the chance to visit one of Scotland’s most beautiful distilleries and get a taste of the true spirit of the country - a Highland Malt Whisky^. ^Optional Extras

Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond & Glengoyne Prices From

Adult

Child/Senior*

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The tour starts with a modern marvel, the Forth Railway Bridge. As you cross into Fife your guide will tell you about the heroes of Scotland’s past who battled in this ancient kingdom. Apprentice Pillar, Rosslyn Chapel ©Rosslyn Templars

Your first stop is the town of Dunfermline. Walk down the beautiful nave of Dunfermline Abbey^, the final resting place of Robert the Bruce, who battled for Scotland’s right to be a nation. Into Stirlingshire you will have a brief stop at the city of Stirling, site of the monument of Scottish hero William Wallace (whose life was dramatised in the film ‘Braveheart’). You’ll have time to stroll through the ancient streets that surround it. There is also the chance to explore the Stirling castle^.

From Stirling, head to Bannockburn, the battlefield where Robert the Bruce routed the English in 1314. The tour finishes with a historical mystery at Rosslyn Chapel^, made famous in Dan Brown’s novel, ‘The Da Vinci Code’. Is this the resting place of the Holy Grail? No one really knows, but you’ll love the chapel and the beautiful walk you can take through Roslin Glen and the ruins of Rosslyn Castle. ^Optional extras

Rosslyn Chapel, Dunfermline & Stirling Castle Prices From

Adult

Child/Senior*

78

72

Departs Edinburgh: Daily (4 Apr - 31 Oct 2014) at 9:15 a m., Tour returns approx. 6:00 p.m.

Departs Edinburgh: Tue / Thu / Fri (4 Apr - 31 Oct 2014) at 9:00 a.m., Tour returns approx. 5:30 p.m.

*Child = 3-15 years, Seniors = 60+

*Child = 3-15 years, Seniors = 60+

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Rates not valid during certain trade congress meetings. *Child = 3 years to 15 years

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Board your waiting motorcoach and get ready for a day of adventure. As you head towards the Highlands you’ll see the amazing Forth Railway Bridge. Then try some delicious home baking in the Highland town of Pitlochry.Enjoy the stunning scenery as you travel through the spectacular and unique wilderness of the Cairngorms National Park. Loch Ness is justly famous all over the world for its beauty and mystery. We stop here for lunch and you’ll have ample time for some delicious food and a thrilling ‘monster spotting’ trip out on the waters of the loch~.

Day tours - Scotland

Left: Highland Games celebrations, Braemar; Right: Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness


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Day tours - Scotland

Day tours - Scotland

Left: National Wallace Monument, Stirling; Right: Kilchurn Castle, near Argyll and Bute

St Andrews, Falkland Palace & East NeUK of FiFe

Loch Lomond, Loch Awe, Oban & Inveraray

Departs Edinburgh

Departs Edinburgh / Glasgow

Today drive to Fife crossing the Firth of Forth - there will be a chance to take a photo of famous Forth Railway Bridge.

Depart Edinburgh and head through Scotland’s bustling central belt to show you Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow. Then it’s on to Loch Lomond (the largest expanse of fresh water in the country) where you will stop off at the conservation village of Luss for coffee and sightseeing.

British & Irish Holidays

St Andrews is the star attraction of this tour. As the spiritual home of golf, it is a must-see for all devotees of the game, but it also boasts a stunning beach, great cafes and shops, a beautiful university and an ancient cathedral. Travel west to Falkland and there will be some time to walk round this beautiful village with its unique craft shops and houses. There is an option of visiting the Palace~, which has the oldest tennis courts in use anywhere in the world! ~Optional extra - subject to seasonal availability.

Falkland Palace © Visit Britain

Continue to the East Neuk. This is an often forgotten corner of Fife that has some particularly-beautiful historic fishing villages and coastal scenery. To finish, stop at Anstruther and have the chance to experience an award-winning ‘fish supper’~ (as it’s known to true Scots). Return home full of good food and good memories. ~Optional extra - subject to seasonal availability.

St Andrews Golf Course

Head deep into the Highlands, passing through breathtaking scenery (including views along Loch Awe, the longest in Scotland). The countryside here is rich with history. Pass haunting Kilchurn Castle (historically a stronghold of the Campbell Clan) and the Pass of Brander (where Robert the Bruce had a notable victory).

Seafood of Scotland

Continue to Oban where there will be time to explore this Victorian seaside town. Climb up to McCaig’s Tower, take in the views to the Isles of Mull and Kerrera and try some of the freshest seafood you’ll ever have tasted! On the way back to Edinburgh, visit the seat of the Campbell Clan at Inveraray, where there will be a stop to enjoy an ice-cream, homemade sweets, cakes and coffee while drinking in the beauty of Loch Fyne. * Meals not included

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond, Loch Awe, Oban & Inveraray Prices From

St Andrews, Falkland Palace & the East Neuk of Fife

Adult

Child/Senior*

Adult

Child/Senior*

Glasgow: Departs 9:15 a.m., Returns: 6:00 p.m.

78

72

78

72

Edinburgh: Departs 8:00 a.m. Returns 7:30 p.m.

90

84

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Departs Edinburgh: Sat / Sun (4 Apr - 31 Oct 14) at 9:00 a.m., Tour returns approx. 6:00 p.m.

Departs Edinburgh & Glasgow: Mon / Fri / Sat / Sun (4 Apr - 31 Oct 2014)

*Child = 3-15 years, Seniors = 60+

*Child = 3-15 years, Seniors = 60+

The Black Isle, Caithness, John O’Groats & Duncansby Head Departs Inverness Depart Inverness and head across the beautiful Black Isle to the Cromarty Firth. Driving through this beautiful landscape, there will be a chance to learn about the history of the region, including the story of the First Duke of Sutherland, whose agents were involved in the most-notorious of the Highland clearances in the 19th Century!

Travel through the brooding and magnificent landscape of Caithness. This is a beautiful place full of amazing scenery and some of Scotland’s most fascinating and rare wildlife! At lunchtime, enjoy a coastal stop at one of the region’s picturesque harbours. There will be the chance to learn about the region’s traditional herring fishing industry.

John O’Groats

Golspie

The Black Isle

After lunch continue to John O’Groats where the will be more photo opportunities. Stroll along the cliff-top path at Duncansby Head and take in the dramatic views of sea stacks and the sea itself. Duncansby is rich in birdlife including guillemot, kittiwakes and, its most-famous residents, puffins (until late July). There are binoculars available onboard our mini-coach for a chance for a “close-up” view. After visiting Duncansby, continue southward to Inverness travelling through some breathtaking scenery.

Puffin

John O’Groats

The Black Isle, Caithness, John O’Groats & Duncansby Head

Inverness

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Child/Senior*

98

92

Departs Inverness: Tue / Thu (4 Apr - 31 Oct 14) at 8:15 a.m., Tour returns approx. 7:30 p.m. *Child = 3-15 years, Seniors = 60+

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Rates not valid during certain trade congress meetings. *Child = 3 years to 15 years

Adult


11 Extended tours - Scotland

Loch Ness, Inverness & the Highlands Departs Edinburgh or Glasgow | 2 Days - 1 Night

Price includes: • 1 night’s accommodation at a bed & breakfast or 3-star hotel with private facilities • Breakfast daily • Service charges and taxes

~Optional extra - subject to seasonal availability.

Inverness Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness Fort Augustus

Cairngorm National Park

Day 2 | Go Monster Hunting After a delicious Scottish breakfast, explore the loch. Why not take a boat tour over to Urquhart Castle~, visit the Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition~, or just monster hunt from the shore? As you travel south, take in the majestic sweep of the Great Glen and the stunning heights of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. Then visit Glen Coe and feel the past come-to-life as your guide describes the terrible massacre of the MacDonald Clan. The route home travels past the beautiful city of Stirling and its stunning castle to learn more about the exploits of William Wallace - the Scottish hero brought to life in the film ‘Braveheart’. Return to either Edinburgh or Glasgow. ~Optional extra - subject to seasonal availability.

Pitlochry Glencoe

Cairngorm National Park ©Visit Scotland

Bagpiper wearing Traditional Highland costume ©British Tourist Authority

Dunkeld Day 1 Day 2 EDINBURGH

Loch Ness, Inverness & the Highlands 2D / 1N Prices From

Bed & Breakfast

3-Star Hotel

Twin

Single

Twin

Edinburgh: Departs 830 a.m. Returns 7:00 p.m.

290

320

360

Single 379

Glasgow: Departs 9:45 a.m., Returns: 5:45 p.m.

290

320

360

379

Child and Senior rates on request. Valid Tue / Thu / Sat (7 Apr - 31 Oct 14)

The Lowlands, Northern Highlands, the West Coast & Skye Departs Edinburgh or Glasgow | 5 Days - 4 Nights

Price includes: • 4 nights accommodation at a bed & breakfast or a 3-star hotel with private facilities • Breakfast daily • Service charges and taxes

Day 1 | Trossachs to Oban This wide-ranging tour starts by heading west through the beautiful scenery of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park to Kilmartin Glen. Here you’ll explore Scotland’s ancient past. Walk in the footsteps of the first Scots at Dunadd Hill Fort and the Temple Wood Stone Circle. Then it’s on to the picturesque seaside town of Oban. Overnight Oban.

Eilean Donan Castle

Day 2 | High Hills and History Travel through the haunting landscape of Glen Coe (scene of the terrible massacre of the MacDonald Clan) past Ben Nevis (Britain’s tallest peak) and on, over the sea, to the magical Isle of Skye! Overnight Kyleakin. Day 3 | Explore Skye Explore Skye’s mysteries and landscape. Here the mountains and beaches beckon, so lose yourself amongst the spectacular scenery of the Cuillin Mountains, the slanting hills of Quiraing and the incredible Trotternish Peninsula! Overnight Kyleakin.

Day 4 | Castles, Mountains & Loch Ness Depart Skye for the beautiful Eilean Donan Castle^. Drive past the spectacular Torridon Mountains and through the stunning scenery of Glen Affric! Stroll up to a waterfall, surrounded by ancient Caledonian Forest. Then it’s on to your bed, near the fabled shores of Loch Ness. Overnight Drumnadrochit. ^Optional extra

Day 5 | Monster Hunting, Historic Battlefields and Home Today there is time to explore Loch Ness! Why not take a boat tour over to Urquhart Castle^, visit the Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition^, or just monster hunt from the shore? Head south and have the chance to visit the battlefield of Culloden^, the site of the defeat of the Jacobite forces. En-route, pass the stunning Cairngorm Mountains and be able to explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry before arriving back in Edinburgh and Glasgow. ^Optional extra

Quiraing, Isle of Skye ©Stefan Krause

The Lowlands, Northern Highlands, the West Coast & Skye 5D / 4N Prices From

Bed & Breakfast

3-Star Hotel

Twin

Single

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899

989

1098

1188

Departs Mondays (7 Apr - 31 Oct 14) Edinburgh: Departs 8:30 a.m. Returns 7:00 p.m. Glasgow: Departs 9:45 a m., Returns: 5:30 p m.

Trossachs National Park Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Rates not valid during certain trade congress meetings.

British & Irish Holidays

Day 1 | Head into the Highlands From Edinburgh: Leaving the capital behind, travel to Stirling to join with your fellow travellers. From Glasgow: Head towards Stirling to join the other travellers from Edinburgh.

Travelling together from Stirling, continue the tour with a woodland walk in the Highlands at Dunkeld. Experience the breathtaking Drumochter Pass, past the stunning peaks of the Cairngorm National Park and visit Culloden~, last stand of the Jacobites against the British government forces. Sleep by the Shores of Loch Ness. The first day ends at Drumnadrochit, a beautiful welcoming village on the banks of Loch Ness! Overnight Drumnadrochit.

Extended Tours - Scotland

Left: Urquhart Castle; Right: Trossachs National Park


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Extended Tours - Scotland

Extended Tours - Scotland

Left-to-right: Trossarchs National Park; Village of Kirkwall

Skye, Orkney, Loch Ness & the Highlands 7 Days - 6 Nights - Skye and Orkney - Departs Edinburgh

Price includes:

British & Irish Holidays

• 6 nights accommodation at a bed & breakfast or a 3-star hotel with private facilities • Breakfast daily • Drive/guide plus local guides • Service charges and taxes

Homecoming Scotland 2014

In 2014 Scotland welcomes the world to join in the exciting Year of Homecoming. In addition to the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup, there's our year-long programme of events and activities to showcase all that's great about Scotland; mouth-watering food & drink events, lots to get you active in our great outdoors plus spectacular arts, cultural and ancestral heritage to explore. Whenever you come and wherever you visit, you’ll be very welcome so join us and be part of Homecoming Scotland 2014!

Loch Lomond

Day 1 | Trossachs to Oban This wide-ranging Highland and Islands tour starts by heading west through the beautiful scenery of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park to Kilmartin Glen. Here you’ll be able to explore Scotland’s ancient past. With over 5,000 years of history laid-out before you, you’ll be able to walk in the footsteps of the first Scots at Dunadd Hill Fort and the Temple Wood Stone Circle. Overnight Oban.

Day 4 | Castles, Mountains & Loch Ness Once you leave Skye the first stop is a visit to idyllic Eilean Donan Castle*. You then drive past the spectacular Torridon Mountains and through the stunning scenery. Here you can stroll up to a beautiful waterfall, surrounded by ancient Caledonian Forest. Then it’s on to your bed, near the fabled shores of Loch Ness. Overnight Drumnadrochit. Day 5 | Orkney Isles Today head north via Inverness and the spectacular coastal scenery of the Moray and Cromarty Firths. Board the ferry for the memorable trip to the mysterious and magical Orkney Isles. Once you arrive you can take-in the stunning scenery and start exploring. You’ll visit the beautiful Italian Chapel, which was built by Italian prisoners of war. You’ll also see the famous Churchill Barriers – causeways that were constructed to protect the British naval fleet from submarines. Overnight Kirkwall.

Day 6 | Ancient History of the Isles From your base in Kirkwall, which boasts many craft and gift shops to enjoy, you’ll spend the whole day exploring the islands. This is a land full of ancient history and you’ll be able to take in prehistoric marvels such as the Maeshowe* chambered cairn, the world-famous Neolithic village of Skara Brae* and the brooding stone circles of Stenness and the Ring o’Brodgar. The finishes with a visit to beautiful St. Magnus Cathedral. Overnight Kirkwall. Day 7 | Home via Inverness, Culloden and the Cairngorms. Today start with an early ferry ride back to the mainland. You’ll get the chance to take in Inverness, the capital of the Highlands. As we head home, you’ll be able to visit the battlefield of Culloden*, the site of the defeat of the Jacobite forces. You’ll also pass the stunning Cairngorm Mountains and explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry. *Optional extras

Orkney

Day 2 | High Hills and History Today the tour takes you through the haunting landscape of Glen Coe (scene of the terrible massacre of the MacDonald Clan), past Ben Nevis (Britain’s tallest peak) and on, over the sea, to the magical Isle of Skye. Overnight Kyleakin. Day 3 | Skye Today you’ll have the whole of the day to explore Skye’s beautiful landscape! Here the mountains and beaches beckon, so lose yourself amongst the spectacular scenery of the Cuillin Mountains, the slanting hills of Quiraing and the incredible Trotternish Peninsula. Overnight Kyleakin.

Skye

Inverness Culloden Moor

Loch Ness

Cairngorm National Park Dunkeld Glencoe

Skara Brae

Perth

Stirling EDINBURGH

Skye, Orkney, Loch Ness & the Highlands 7D / 6N Prices From Edinburgh: Departs 8:30 a.m. Returns 7:00 p.m. Departure dates: 7 April - 31 October 2014 Child and Senior rates on request. Glencoe in Winter

Maeshowe

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Rates not valid during certain trade congress meetings.

Bed & Breakfast Twin Single 1548 1678

3-Star Hotel Twin Single 1847 1977


13 Escorted Coach tours

Scottish Dream 8 Days - 7 Nights or 9 Days - 8 Nights - Departs Glasgow

Isle of Skye

Price Includes:

Armadale

Nairn

Culloden

Speyside

Loch Ness

Blairs

Braemar Fort William

Edinburgh Castle © Visit Scotland

Day 1 | Glasgow City Tour Arrive Glasgow Airport. Complimentary group transfer departs Glasgow Airport at 8:00 am, 10:00 am or 12:00 noon. Passengers arriving later transfer to the hotel at their own expense. At 2:30 pm take a coach tour to see the attractions of Glasgow including Victorian buildings, parks, Glasgow Cathedral and the River Clyde, famous for ship building. Visit collections in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, originally opened in 1901. Chat with your tour director and fellow travellers over a welcome drink before dinner. (D) Day 2 | Loch Lomond Cruise & Inveraray Castle Depart Glasgow and drive along the Ga banks of Loch Lomond with views of Ben Lomond. At Tarbet, embark on a short cruise around the loch and admire the views. Travel across the mountains to visit Inveraray Castle. This Campbell family home was built between 1746 ime and 1789. A guided tour will reveal the history of the family as you view ney the Armoury Hall and many ofKill its fine rooms. Browse around the nearby town, planned by the Campbell family. Journey across Rannoch Moor and through Glen Coe, a glen made famous by the Campbells’ massacre of the Clan Macdonald in 1692, and continue to Ballachulish on the coast. (B,D) Day 3 | Isle of Skye & Clan Donald Centre This morning head north via Fort William and take the “Road to the Isles”, stopping for photos at the Glenfinnan Monument. At Mallaig cross by ferry to the Isle of Skye. Visit the Clan Donald Centre to discover the history of Clan Donald, Lords of the Isles. Drive through part of the island and return to the mainland by bridge, stopping at Eilean Donan Castle. Drive along the shores of Loch Ness, famous for its monster before continuing to your hotel in Nairn. Enjoy a special cabaret with Scottish Music and dance. (B,D)

Ballaghlish SCOTLAND

Day 4 | Culloden Battlefield & Distillery Drive to Culloden Moor to tour the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre. Walk around the battlefield where, on 16 April 1746, British Government forces defeated the army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart in just one hour and ended hopes of restoring the Jacobite Stuarts to the British throne. Drive into the Speyside region. Many of Scotland’s famous distilleries are NORTHERN located here near the River Spey. Stop at IR LAND one of the prominent distilleries to learn B AST about whisky making and sample a “wee dram” at the end of the tour. Drive to your 19th century manor house hotel near Blairs.(B, D)

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Day 6 | Glamis Castle & St. Andrews Travel through Aberdeenshire to visit Glamis Castle, the setting of “Macbeth”. Drive across Tay Bridge to St. Andrews, the “Home of Golf.” See the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the Old Course and enjoy free time to visit the British Golf Museum or browse through the medieval town with its cathedral and castle. Drive south to Edinburgh, Scotland’sPadstow capi al. In the evening enjoy a Scottish Evening with dinner and entertainment D) an s(B End

Loch Lomond

St. Andrews

Glasgow EDINBURGH

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Scottish Dream 8 days / 7 nights (Sunday & Wednesday Departures) Prices from

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Seniors 60+

16 Mar - 23 Apr 2014, 1 Oct - 9 Nov 2014 (Sunday)

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2493

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27 Apr - 25 May 2014 (Sun & Wed)

2090

2609

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28 May - 23 Jul 2014, 20 Aug - 28 Sep 2014 (Sun & Wed)

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2694

2088

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27 Jul - 10 Aug 2014 (Sun & Wed)

2439

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Scottish Dream 9 Days / 8 Nights: Prices on request

Glenfinnan Monument, Scotland © Visit Scotland Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Rates not valid during certain trade congress meetings.

British & Irish Holidays

• Group transfer from/to airport - arrival and departure • Sightseeing by luxury coach throughout • Services of a professional tour director • Accommodation in Superior First-Class hotels with private bath/shower • Full Scottish breakfast daily (B) • 6 dinners (D) including: −− Ghillie Dhu Ceilidh with traditional Scottish band in Edinburgh −− Scottish Highland Evening −− 4 table d’hote dinners • Welcome get-together drink • Sightseeing tours of Glasgow and Edinburgh • Scenic cruise of Loch Lomond • Ferry to the Isle of Skye • Whisky tasting and tour at a Speyside Distillery • Scottish afternoon tea and scones at Falls of Feugh • Reserved seats for Edinburgh Military Tattoo on 27 July to 17 August 2014 departures • Visits and admissions to: −− Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, −− Inveraray Castle, −− Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle, −− Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, −− Balmoral Castle or Crathes Castle, −− Glamis Castle, −− St. Andrews −− Edinburgh Castle • Edinburgh open-top bus tour (9-day tour only) • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase, per person

Escorted Coach Tours tours

Left: St. Andrews Golf Course ‘The Home of Golf’ © BTA; Right: Ben Lomond © Britain On View

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Scottish Highland cow

Scottish isles and glens 13 Days - 12 Nights - Departs Glasgow

British & Irish Holidays

Price Includes:

©Visit Britain

Scottish Kilt The Kilt is a knee-length garment with pleats at the rear, originating in the traditional dress of men and boys in the Scottish Highlands of the 16th century. Since the 19th century it has become associated with the wider culture of Scotland in general, or with Celtic (and more specifically Gaelic) heritage even more broadly. It is most often made of woollen cloth in a tartan pattern.Although the kilt is most often worn on formal occasions and at Highland games and sports events, it has also been adapted as an item of fashionable informal male clothing in recent years, returning to its roots as an everyday garment.

• Group transfer from/to airport - arrival and departure • Sightseeing by luxury coach throughout • Services of a professional tour director • Accommodation in Superior & First-Class hotels with private bath/shower • 11 Full Scottish breakfasts daily (B) • 11 dinners (D) including: −− Edinburgh restaurant dinner −− Scottish Highland Evening −− 9 table d’hôte dinners • Welcome get-together drink • Sightseeing tours of Glasgow and Edinburgh • Loch Lomond scenic cruise • Ferry rides to Mull, Iona, Skye and Orkney • Oban Distillery whisky tasting and tour • Walking ghost tour of Edinburgh • Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on 25 July to 10 August 2014 departures • Visits and admissions to −− Glasgow Cathedral, −− Iona Abbey −− Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle, −− Dunvegan Castle, −− Eilean Donan Castle, −− Inverewe Gardens, −− Caithness Horizons, −− Skara Brae, −− Ring of Brodgar, −− St. Magnus Cathedral, −− Italian Chapel, −− Dunrobin Castle, −− Urquhart Castle, −− Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, −− Fort George −− St Andrews and Edinburgh Castle • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase, per person

Day 1 | Glasgow Arrival & City Tour Your tour starts at Glasgow Airport with group transfers to your hotel at 8:00 am, 10:00 am or 12:00 noon. Passengers arriving later will transfer to the hotel at their own expense. At 2:30 pm take a coach tour to see Glasgow’s main attractions and visit Glasgow Cathedral, dating from the 12th century. Chat with your tour director and travel companions about your itinerary over a welcome drink before dinner. Overnight in Glasgow. (D) Day 2 | Loch Lomond & Oban Distillery Travel into the Highlands as you drive alongside the lovely shores of Loch Lomond and embark on a short cruise to admire the scenery all around. Drive to the town of Inveraray, a planned Georgian town and spend some time there to look at the elegant buildings set along the shoreline. Continue your drive to Oban on the west coast and visit Oban Distillery to see how whisky is distilled and sample some at the end of the tour. Overnight in Oban. (B,D)

Day 3 | Isles of Mull & Iona Take a ferry ride from Oban to the Isle of Mull, which is one of the most beautiful of the Hebrides. After a scenic drive across the mountains of Mull take another short ferry ride to the tiny, peaceful Isle of Iona. Visit Iona Abbey, Scotland’s first Christian settlement, which was founded by the Irish Saint Columba in the 6th century. It is the burial place of many Scottish kings and forms an active ecumenical community today. Then enjoy some free time before returning to Oban by coach and ferry. Overnight in Oban. (B,D) Day 4 | “Road to the Isles” & Clan Donald Centre Travel the scenic “Road to the Isles” passing Loch Shiel and the Glenfinnan Monument. Cross by ferry to the Isle of Skye, often called the “Misty Isle” due to the showers that drift across the mountains. Visit the Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle to discover the history of the clans of the region. Cross back to the mainland by bridge to your charming family-owned hotel near Kyle of Lochalsh. (B,D)

Orkney Islands John O’Groats

Durness Thurso Ullapool

Isle of Skye Kyle of Lochalsh

Inverewe Nairn

Culloden Loch Ness

Spey Valley

Glen Coe

Pitlochry

SCOTLAND

Loch Lomond

Glasgow Piper at Eilean Donan Castle ©BTA

Isle of Skye

St Andrews

EDINBURGH


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Scottish isles and glens 13 Days - 12 Nights - Departs Glasgow

Day 6 | Eilean Donan Castle & Inverewe Gardens Tour and take photos of the romantic Eilean Donan Castle. Enjoy more Highland scenery as you drive to Inverewe Gardens, where a haven of trees and shrubs was created from 50 acres of bleak headland in 1862. The varied plantings thrive due to the warmth of the Gulf Stream. Travel to Ullapool, an active fishing and ferry port that was built in 1788, and check in to your hotel. Overnight in Ullapool (B,D) Day 7 | Highland Scenery & Durness Today explore a remote Highland area with huge tracts of bogland, rugged mountains and coastline. Stop in Durness, one of Scotland’s most remote hamlets and learn about the 18th and 19th century Highland Clearances. Stop in Bettyhill, a village built in 1814 to replace crofts destroyed by the Clearances and continue to Thurso. Visit Caithness Horizons Museum and check in to your hotel. Overnight in Thurso. (B,D) Day 8 | Isle of Orkney & Skara Brae Take a ferry ride from the mainland to explore the largest island of Orkney. Visit Skara Brae, a 5,000-year-old village, to see remains of houses. View the Ring of Brodgar, a circle of prehistoric standing stones and see 12th century St. Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall. Drive across the Churchill Barriers, created during World War II to deter German submarines and see the Italian Chapel, built from two Nissen huts with elaborate paintings. Return to the mainland by ferry. (B,D)

Military Tattoo Celebrations © Visit Britain

Day 9 | John o’ Groats & Dunrobin Castle Drive along the coast to John o’ Groats, the most northerly village on the British mainland. Visit Dunrobin Castle, dating to 1275 but renovated in the mid1800’s. With 189 rooms this is the largest mansion in northern Scotland. Watch a demonstration of falconry in the castle gardens to see trained birds of prey. Continue south to your hotel in Nairn, located on the Moray Firth. (B,D) Day 10 | Urquhart Castle & Culloden Drive along the shores of Loch Ness to visit the picturesque ruins of Urquhart Castle. Stop at the Culloden Visitor Centre for a walk around the moor where Bonnie Prince Charlie was defeated at the Battle of Culloden in 1746. Visit the vast ramparts at Fort George, planned in 1747 as an English army base. A Scottish Highland evening in your hotel will feature haggis, traditional foods and lively bagpipe music and dance. (B,D) Day 11 | Sheepdog Trials & St Andrews Drive south past the majestic Cairngorm Mountains to Leault Farm where dogs herd sheep through various obstacles. Travel south through mountainous countryside and to the east coast to St Andrews, the “Home of Golf.” Enjoy free time to visit the British Golf Museum or browse through the medieval town with its cathedral and castle. Drive south into Edinburgh and after dinner at a popular restaurant join a local guide for a fun ghost walking tour. Overnight in Edinburgh. (B,D)

Loch Ness Edinburgh Castle

Day 12 | Edinburgh Castle & City Tour This morning discover Edinburgh on a sightseeing tour. See the wide streets and elegant mansions of the 200-yearold Georgian “New Town” and walk along part of the Royal Mile, the oldest part of the city. Finish your tour at the imposing Edinburgh Castle to see historic buildings and for views of Edinburgh. On 25 July 25 to 10 August 2014 departures enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle. Overnight in Edinburgh. (B) Day 13 | Tour Ends Edinburgh Airport Take a transfer to arrive at Edinburgh Airport by 6:30 am or 9:00 am.(B)

Highlands of Scotland contain some of the most spectacular scenery in the world! A timeless wonderland, where roads and railways cut through breathtaking mountain views, past the deep and mysterious lochs, through the world’s finest whiskyproducing regions, and up to the highest peaks in Britain. The long and dramatic Loch Ness, a short journey from Inverness, with its mythical monster, affectionately known as ‘Nessie’, has attracted thousands over the past century, all eager to catch a glimpse! The region is rich in heritage, and has played host to many bloody battles between the proud and ancient Scottish clans. Off the coast, the Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland Islands with their rugged and dramatic scenery, reveal ancient settlements and unspoilt insights into the ancient history of Scotland.

Old Course at St Andrews

Scottish Isles and Glens 13 days / 12 nights Prices from

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Seniors 60+

11-25 April 2014

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9-23 May 2014

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6-20 Jun 2014

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4-18 Jul 2014

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22 Aug - 26 Sep 2014

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^ Military Tattoo Departures, Scottish Isles and Glens 14 Days / 13 Nights : Prices on Request © Scottish Viewpoint

Urquhart Castle Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Rates not valid during certain trade congress meetings.

British & Irish Holidays

Day 5 | Isle of Skye & Dunvegan Castle Today explore more of the Isle of Skye and Bonnie Prince Charlie associations. Travel to Dunvegan Castle, stronghold of the Chiefs of MacLeod for nearly 800 years, making it the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland. View priceless family heirlooms and stroll through formal gardens. Stop in Portree where brightly-painted houses cluster around a large bay. Return to your hotel for free time before dinner. (B,D)

Escorted Coach Tours tours

Left: Lively Scottish Dancing © Scottish Viewpoint - scottishviewpoint.com; Right: Bagpiper at Urquhart Castle © Visit Scotland


Escorted Coach tours Tours

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View of Edinburgh, Scotland

Taste of Scotland & Ireland 10 Days - 9 Nights or 11 Days - 10 Nights - Departs Glasgow

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Loch Ness is a large, deep, freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands extending for approximately 37km southwest of Inverness. Its surface is 15.8m above sea level. Loch Ness is best-known for the alleged sightings of the cryptozoological Loch Ness Monster. The Loch Ness Monster (Scottish Gaelic: Niseag) is reputed to inhabit Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. It is similar to other supposed lake monsters in Scotland and around the world, though its description varies from one account to the next. Popular interest and belief in the animal has varied since it was brought to the world’s attention in 1933. Evidence of its existence is anecdotal, with minimal and much-disputed photographic material and sonar readings. The scientific community regards the Loch Ness Monster as a modern-day myth, and explains sightings as a mix of hoaxes and wishful-thinking. Despite this, it remains one of the most-famous examples of cryptozoology. The legendary monster has been affectionately referred to by the nickname Nessie (Scottish Gaelic: Niseag) since the 1950s.

One of the most iconic images of Nessie is known as the "Surgeon's Photograph". Its importance lies in the fact that it was the first photo and only photographic evidence of a “head and neck” – all the others are humps or disturbances.

• Group transfer from/to airport - arrival and departure • Sightseeing by luxury coach throughout • Services of a professional tour director • Accommodation in Superior FirstClass hotels with private facilities • Full Scottish & Irish breakfast daily (B) • 6 dinners (D) including −− Scottish Highland Evening −− Edinburgh restaurant dinner −− Canal Cruise dinner & live music −− Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet −− 2 table d’hote dinners • 1 lunch (L) on Ring of Kerry • Welcome get-together drink • Sightseeing tours of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dublin • Loch Ness cruise • Blair Athol Distillery whisky tasting and tour • Edinburgh ghost walking tour • Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on 29 July to 19 August 2014 departures • Ferries from Scotland to Ireland and across the River Shannon • Tour and a pint at the Guinness Storehouse • Farmhouse tea and scones with sheepdog display • Horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney • Visits and admissions to −− Provand’s Lordship, −− Spean Bridge Woollen Mill, −− St Andrews, −− Edinburgh Castle, −− Titanic Belfast, −− Blarney Castle, −− Blarney Woollen Mills, −− Skellig Experience and −− Cliffs of Moher • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase, per person

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Day 1 | Glasgow Highlights Start your trip at Glasgow Airport with a group transfer to your hotel. If you arrive later than noon, transfer to the hotel at your own expense. At 2:30 pm tour Glasgow, a city that flourished in Victorian times. Drive around George Square with its City Chambers and nearby Glasgow Cathedral. Visit Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow’s oldest house built in 1471, and step back in time to discover Glasgow’s unique history. Join your tour director and travel companions for a welcome drink before dinner. Overnight in Glasgow.(D)

Day 2 | Loch Lomond & Loch Ness Cruise Travel alongside Loch Lomond, renowned for its beauty. Travel through the valley of Glen Coe, notorious for the Campbell massacre of the Clan Macdonald in 1692. Continue through Fort William and stop at the Spean Bridge Woollen Mill, which offers a good selection of quality Scottish goods. At Fort Augustus embark on a short cruise on Loch Ness to keep an eye out for “Nessie” as well as admire the lovely scenery of this long, narrow lake. Continue to Nairn for a Scottish Highland evening. (Friday departures will stay in Inverness and enjoy a ceilidh, a musical evening).(B,D) Larne

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Taste of Scotland & Ireland 10 Days - 9 Nights or 11 Days - 10 Nights - Departs Glasgow

Day 4 | Edinburgh Castle & City Tour This morning an Edinburgh city guide will point out the sights of this capital city. Drive along the Princes Street and through the wide streets of the 200-year-old Georgian New Town. Walk along part of the Royal Mile where medieval houses reach 11 floors tall. Visit Edinburgh Castle, which dominates the city and contains the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Scone. The balance of the day is free. On July 29 to August 19 departures, seats are reserved for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Overnight in Edinburgh. (B) Day 5 | Titanic Belfast & Dublin Depart Edinburgh early this morning and drive south through Ayrshire and along the coast. At Cairnryan take a ferry ride to Belfast for a visit to Titanic Belfast. Learn about this famous liner which was built in the adjacent docks. State-of-the-art displays describe Belfast, working conditions and many other aspects of the ship. Drive south to Dublin and check in to your hotel, located overlooking Dublin Bay. The evening is at leisure for independent dining. Overnight in Dublin. (B)

Day 6 | Dublin & Canal Dinner Cruise Tour central Dublin to see public buildings, parks and rows of Georgian houses with brightly painted doorways. Visit the Guinness Storehouse to learn about the famous bre and sample a creamy pint in the rooftop bar with views of Dublin. The afternoon is at leisure so that you may explore the city on your own. In the evening enjoy a canal dinner cruise with traditional Irish music aboard a former Guinness barge through central Dublin.(B,D) Day 7 | Blarney Castle & Killarney Travel through the midlands of Ireland, stopping for photos at the Rock of Cashel. Visit a farmhouse for tea with scones and watch skilled sheep dogs herd sheep. Continue south to visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Also visit the Blarney Woollen Mills where you can find quality Irish-made goods. Drive to Killarney, set beside lakes and mountains. Check in to your hotel and relax before dinner. Afterwards you may like to explore some of Killarney’s famous “singing pubs.”(B,D)

Rock of Cashel

Day 9 | Cliffs of Moher & Bunratty Castle Take a ferry ride across the River Shannon to reach the Cliffs of Moher, a wall of sandstone that reaches 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Check in to Bunratty Castle Hotel, close to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. If you wish, you may visit the Folk Park, have a drink in the 200-year-old Durty Nelly’s Pub or shop at the Bunratty Mills. In the evening head to Bunratty Castle for a medieval-style feast where the lords and ladies will serenade you with song and harp music. (B,D) Day 10 | Shannon Airport or Dublin Extension via Galway Clients on the 10-day tour will take a group transfer to nearby Shannon Airport where the tour concludes at 10:30 a m.

Day 8 | Ring of Kerry & Skellig Experience Take a jaunting car ride to view Ross Castle set on Lough Leane. Then embark on the Ring of Kerry drive – a winding route with sights of mountains and coastal views. Cross to Valencia Island by bridge to visit the Skellig Experience which describes the lives of early Christian monks on the nearby islands. Savour a pub lunch and stop in Sneem to admire brightly painted houses. Pause at Moll’s Gap for views before returning to Killarney where you have an evening free for independent dining. (B,L) Taste of Scotland & Ireland 10 days / 9 nights Prices from

Those on the 11-day tour will drive to Galway for a tour around the central part of the city. Then travel to Clonmacnoise Monastic Site, founded in 546 AD by Saint Ciaran. View Celtic crosses, round towers and ruins of medieval churches. Drive to Dublin and check into a different hotel and you are free for independent activities and dining. Overnight in Dublin. (B)

Guinness

is a popular dry stout that originated in Arthur Guinness’ first brewery in Leixlip, Co Kildare but it then moved to its present home at St. James’s Gate in Dublin. The beer is based on the porter style that originated in London in the early 18th century. It is one of the most-successful beer brands in the world, being exported worldwide! The distinctive feature in the flavour is the roasted barley which remains unfermented. For many years a portion of the beer was aged to give a sharp lactic flavour, but Guinness has refused to confirm if this still occurs. The thick creamy head is the result of the beer being mixed with nitrogen when being served. It is extremely popular with the Irish and, in spite of a decline in consumption over recent years, is the best-selling alcoholic drink of all time in Ireland, where Guinness & Co. makes almost €2 billion’s worth annually.

Day 11 | Tour Ends Dublin Airport Use your taxi transfer to reach Dublin Airport in time to check in for your flight home. (B) Galway Bay

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Day 3 | Whisky Tasting & St Andrews Drive to Blair Athol Distillery in Pitlochry to see how whisky is distilled and sample some. Continue south to St Andrews, renowned as the “Home of Golf” and for its university, Scotland’s oldest and spend some time to explore on your own. Drive south to Edinburgh and to your manor house hotel, set on 1,000 acres with two golf courses and spa facilities a few miles from the city. In the evening dine at a restaurant and discover the haunts of Edinburgh’s eccentric characters in the Old Town on a fun walking tour. (B,D)

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Left to right: Couple walking through Killarney National Park; Sunset at Owenahincia, Cork

Irish Adventure 8 Days - 7 Nights or 9 Days - 8 Nights - Departs Dublin

Day 1 | Dublin Tour & Book of Kells • Group transfer from/to airport Your tour starts at Dublin Airport - arrival and departure with a group transfer to your hotel • Sightseeing by luxury between 7:00 am and 12:00 noon. If coach throughout you arrive later than noon, transfer to • Professional tour the hotel at your own expense. At 2:00 director throughout pm join a local guide for a half-day • Accommodation in superior & escorted Dublin tour to see Georgian First-Class hotels with private squares with brightly-painted doors, bath/shower O’Connell Street and the statues of the • Full Irish breakfast daily (B) Famine Memorial. Visit Trinity College’s • 5 dinners (D) including: campus and the Old Library to view the −− Dinner & traditional show, Dublin manuscript of the Book of Kells. In the −− 4 table d’hote dinners evening meet your tour director over a • 1 Lunch (L) on Ring of Kerry welcome drink to discuss your trip. • Welcome get-together drink • Walking tours of Waterford and Day 2 | 6th Century Glendalough & Derry with local guides Waterford Walking Tour • Sheepdog trials of Ring of Kerry This morning leave Dublin to see the • Walking tours of Waterford and scenery of the Wicklow Mountains on Derry with local guides the way to Glendalough. Learn about • Ferry ride across the St. Kevin’s 6th century monastery in River Shannon the Glendalough Visitor Centre and • Visits and admissions to walk through the site to see its round −− Book of Kells at Trinity College, tower, church ruins and Celtic crosses. −− Glendalough Visitor Centre, Continue your drive south to New Ross −− Dunbrody Famine Ship, where a walk through the reconstructed −− House of Waterford Crystal, 19th century Dunbrody Famine Ship −− Blarney Castle, demonstrates the harsh conditions that −− Blarney Woollen Mills, emigrants endured. Drive to your hotel −− Skellig Experience, in Waterford and, after dinner, take a −− Cliffs of Moher, walking tour around the streets of the −− Knock Shrine, historic city with a local guide. (B, D) −− W. B. Yeats’ Grave, −− Giant’s Causeway and −− Titanic Belfast Giant’s Causeway • Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit and drink at Guinness Storehouse or Londonderry Old Jameson Distillery (9-day tour) Donegal • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase, per person BELFAST

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Day 4 | Ring of Kerry & Skellig Experience Enjoy the highlights of Ireland’s scenery on the Ring of Kerry route. The road winds between the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks Mountains on one side and the Atlantic coastline on the other. Watch a shepherd and his trained dogs skilfully round up sheep. Drive through Killorglin and Cahirciveen and stop for a casual pub lunch. Cross by bridge to Valencia Island and visit the Skellig Experience to learn about the islands off the end of the peninsula where monks lived in early Christian times. Stop in the village of Sneem and also at Moll’s Gap for mountain views. On your return to Killarney you are free for independent dining. (B, L) Day 5 | Cliffs of Moher & Galway Travel north from Killarney and take a ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary and continue along the coast of County Clare. View the Cliffs of Moher rising to heights of almost 700 feet above the wild Atlantic swells and walk to O’Brien’s Tower at the highest point for great views. Drive through the rounded limestone hills of the Burren and around the shores of Galway Bay. Take a short orientation tour of central Galway before checking in to your hotel. (B, D)

Day 6 | Yeats’ Grave & Derry Walk Head north to visit the pilgrimage town of Knock, one of the world’s leading shrines. See the church where villagers saw a vision of the Virgin Mary in 1879. Travel through County Sligo and stop to view W. B. Yeats’ grave in Drumcliffe Churchyard, in the shadow of Benbulben mountain. Follow the shoreline of Donegal Bay to Donegal town and past the Blue Stack Mountains to Derry. On arrival in Derry take a drive around the city, including the Bogside area, with a local guide before walking along the fortification walls, which encircle the old city and date from 1613 AD.(B, D) Day 7 | Giant’s Causeway & Abbey Tavern Today explore the northern coastline, stopping for photos at the ruins of Dunluce Castle. Visit the Giant’s Causeway, hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity over 60 million years ago. Drive to Belfast for a visit to Titanic Belfast to learn about RMS Titanic through displays. See the docks where this liner was built just over a century ago. Continue to check in to your hotel on the north side of Dublin. Drive to the Abbey Tavern for a farewell dinner and entertaining traditional Irish songs and step-dancing. (B, D) Day 8 | Depart for Home For clients booked on our 8-day tour, group transfers are provided to Dublin Airport to arrive at 6:00 am, 9:00 am or 12:00 noon (B). If you have booked the 9-day tour, spend an additional night in Dublin and enjoy an independent Dublin open-top bus tour pass (valid for 48 hours), with a visit to Guinness or Jameson to sample a pint or a shot. Day 9: Depart for Home Take a taxi transfer to Dublin Airport on final day. (B)

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Waterford Ring of Kerry

Day 3 | Waterford Crystal & Blarney Castle Visit the House of Waterford Crystal to learn about glass blowing and cutting and see one-of-a-kind masterpieces. Travel along the south coast via Dungarvan and the outskirts of Cork to Blarney. Climb the steps of the famous Blarney Castle to kiss the “Stone of Eloquence.” You will also have time to shop at the Blarney Woollen Mills, which stocks excellent Irish products. Then journey west through rugged countryside to Killarney and settle in to your centrally-located hotel. (B, D)

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Day 1 | Dublin & Trinity College Walk Your tour starts at Dublin Airport with a group transfer to your hotel between 7:00 am and 12:00 noon. If you arrive later than noon, transfer to the hotel at your own expense. At 2:00 pm join a local guide for a half-day escorted Dublin tour to see Georgian squares with brightlypainted doors, O’Connell Street and the statues of the Famine Memorial. Visit the Guinness Storehouse to explore the many exhibitions, ending in the rooftop bar with a creamy pint of stout. Back at your hotel discuss your itinerary over a welcome drink and you are free for dinner. Day 2 | Farmhouse Visit & Medieval Kilkenny Depart Dublin and stop at a working beef, sheep and horse farm to meet the owners. Sample tea and home-baked scones and learn about country living in Ireland. Arrive in Kilkenny and check in to your centrally-located hotel. Take a walking tour through this medieval city to view merchants’ houses, historic pubs along Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile. Enjoy free time to browse around the compact little city before dinner. (B, D) Day 3 | Waterford Crystal & Blarney Castle Drive to the port of Waterford to visit the House of Waterford Crystal. Drive along the south coast to visit Blarney Castle to kiss the “Stone of Eloquence.” Enjoy some time for shopping at the Blarney Woollen Mills! Travel through County Cork and on to Killarney and check in to your hotel. In the evening explore some of the pubs where traditional Irish music is played.(B, D)

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Day 4 | Dingle Peninsula & Pub Dinner Today discover more gems of Dingle Peninsula made famous by two movies, “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far & Away”,. Drive to Slea Head at the westernmost tip for views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Blasket Islands. Also see early Christian monastic beehive huts. Back in Dingle watch brewing processes at the Dingle Brewing Company and sample some of the local brew. Spend some free time in the town of Dingle before heading back to Killarney. In the evening drive to Kate Kearney’s Cottage for dinner and traditional Irish entertainment with songs and step-dancing.(B, D) Day 5 | Cliffs of Moher, Connemara & Mayo Drive for a short ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary. View the Cliffs of Moher that rise almost 700 feet above Atlantic swells. Sit down to lunch in a pub in the village of Doolin. Pass around the shores of Galway Bay and stop in Galway city for a look around. Continue through the Connemara region with hills, lakes and open country. Stop in Leenane, renowned as the location of the movie, “The Field.” Continue to Westport, an estate town built in 1780, and check in to your hotel. Westport is a great town with lots of interesting shops and traditional pubs, many with live music. (B, L, D)

Day 6 | Westport House & Achill Island Excursion Visit Westport House, an 18th century mansion, set in superb parkland with views overlooking Clew Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Drive around Clew Bay and cross by bridge to Achill Island. Follow the Atlantic Drive to capture views of steeply-sloped mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Stop at the Beehive Restaurant in Keel for lunch and see the Deserted Village, the remains of nearly 100 stone cottages abandoned around the time of the 1840’s Famine. Return to Westport for free time.(B, L) Day 7 | Kilbeggan Distillery & 12th Century Brazen Head Pub Drive eastwards to the center of Ireland and in Kilbeggan visit the historic Kilbeggan Distillery Experience, established in 1757, to see how whiskey is distilled and enjoy a creamy Irish coffee. Continue your journey to Dublin and check in to your hotel. In the evening head to the Brazen Head Pub, Dublin’s oldest, dating back to 1198 for an evening of “Food, Folk and Fairies” where story-telling will reveal Ireland’s myths and beliefs in times past. (B, D) Day 8 | Tour Ends Dublin Airport Group transfers are provided to Dublin Airport to arrive at 6:00 am, 9:00 am or 12:00 noon. (B)

If you have booked the 9-day tour, spend an additional night in Dublin and enjoy an independent Dublin open-top bus tour pass (valid for 48 hours), a visit to the Old Jameson Distillery to learn how whisky is created and enjoy a sample. Day 9 | Tour ends at Dublin Airport Take a taxi transfer to Dublin Airport on final day. (B)

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• Group transfer from/to airport - arrival and departure • Sightseeing by luxury coach throughout • Services of a professional Irish tour director • Accommodation in First-Class hotels with private facilities • Full Irish breakfasts daily (B) • 5 dinners (D) including: −− Kate Kearney’s Cottage Irish night −− Food, Folk and Fairies dinner/ show at the Brazen Head Pub −− 3 table d’hote dinners • Welcome get-together drink • 2 Lunches (L) • Tour of Dublin with a local guide • Tour and a pint at the Guinness Storehouse • Farmhouse visit for tea and scones • Walking tour of Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile • Ferry ride across the River Shannon • Day tour to Achill Island • Tour and an Irish coffee at Kilbeggan Distillery Experience • Visits and admissions to: −− House of Waterford Crystal, −− Blarney Castle, −− Blarney Woollen Mills, −− Dingle Brewing Company, −− Cliffs of Moher −− and Westport House • Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit and drink at Old Jameson Distillery (9- day tour only) • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase, per person

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Left: A Typical Pint at an Irish Pub © Dublin Tourism; Right: The famous castle the Rock of Cashel

Irish ClassicI 12 Days - 11 Nights or 13 Days - 12 Nights | Departs Dublin

Price includes: • Transfer on arrival and departure • Sightseeing by luxury coach throughout • Services of a professional Irish tour director • Accommodation in Superior First-Class hotels with private bath/shower • Full Irish breakfasts daily (B) • 8 dinners (D) including: −− Dinner and traditional Irish entertainment at a Dublin Pub −− Medieval Banquet and entertainment at Bunratty Castle −− 6 table d’hôte dinners • 1 lunch (L) • Welcome get-together drink • Tours of Dublin and Belfast • Walking tours of Derry and Waterford with local guides • Day tour to Achill Island • Horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney • Sheepdog trails on Ring of Kerry • Irish coffee and music session at the Marine Bar in Dungarvan • Visits and admissions to −− Dublin Castle, −− Down Cathedral, −− St. Patrick Centre, −− Ulster Folk Park, −− Titanic Belfast, −− Mount Stewart House & Gardens −− Giant’s Causeway, −− Triona Design, −− W. B. Yeats’ Grave, −− Westport House, −− Connemara Marble Factory, −− Poulnabrone Dolmen, −− Cliffs of Moher, −− Foynes Flying Boat Museum, −− Blarney Castle, −− Blarney Woollen Mills, −− House of Waterford Crystal, −− Dunbrody Famine Ship −− and Kennedy Homestead • Dublin open-top bus tour with complimentary visit and a drink at Guinness Storehouse or Old Jameson Distillery. (13 day tour only) • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase, per person

Day 1 | Dublin Arrival & Dublin Castle Start in Dublin Airport with a group transfer to your hotel between 7:00 am and 12:00 noon. If your flight arrives later, transfer to the hotel at your own expense. At 2:00 pm tour Dublin to see elegant Georgian townhouses, pass St. Stephen’s Green and cross the River Liffey to view the Famine Memorial and drive along O’Connell Street. Take a guided tour through Dublin Castle. In the evening meet your tour director over a welcome drink to discuss your trip. Day 2 | St. Patrick’s Grave & Ulster Folk Park Drive north to visit Down Cathedral to see St. Patrick’s reputed burial site, marked by a huge boulder. Learn about the many stories of his work, life and times in the nearby St. Patrick Centre and why he is so important in Ireland. On the outskirts of Belfast visit the Ulster Folk Park to see traditional town buildings of many types, including churches, a bank, police station and doctor’s office. Also see rural cottages set in gardens and fields and showing crafts, crops and farm animals. Drive to your hotel in central Belfast and relax before dinner. (B,D)

Day 4 | Giant’s Causeway & Derry Walk Drive north along the scenic route of the “Nine Glens of Antrim,” for lovely views of mountains, valleys and coastline. Stop at the Giant’s Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity 60 million years ago. Continue to Derry and join a local guide for a short walking tour around the defensive walls that encircle the compact old city. Overnight in Derry. (B,D)

Day 5 | Atlantic Donegal & Westport Travel through the rugged countryside of Donegal, renowned for heathery hills, sheep and the many tweeds made from their wool. In Ardara visit Triona Design to sample freshly-baked scones with tea and see demonstrations of spinning and weaving. Stop in Donegal town to browse around and pause at W. B. Yeats’ Grave in Sligo, a region that he loved to write about. Drive to Westport and enjoy free time before dinner. Overnight in Westport. (B,D) Day 6 | Westport House & Achill Island Visit the stately Westport House, which contains a wealth of interesting portraits, furniture and silver. Travel around Clew Bay to Achill Island, joined to the mainland by bridge. Follow the Atlantic Drive to capture wonderful views of steeply-sloped mountains plunging into the shimmering Atlantic Ocean. See the Deserted Village, ruins of cottages abandoned during the 1840’s Famine. Overnight in Westport. (B,D)

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Day 3 | Titanic Belfast & Walking Tour This morning take a panoramic tour around central Belfast to see Victorian buildings, the imposing City Hall in Donegall Square and the shipyards where RMS Titanic was built in 1912. Visit Titanic Belfast to learn about this illfated famous liner through state-of-theart displays. In the afternoon visit the imposing Mount Stewart House to see priceless works of art and furnishings as well as the extensive gardens. (B)

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Day 11 | Waterford & Taylor’s Three Rock Visit the House of Waterford Crystal to see how molten glass is blown into shapes before being cut by hand by experts and view priceless trophies. In New Ross explore the Dunbrody Famine Ship which transported people to the U.S. during the 1940’s Famine. Stop at the nearby Kennedy Homestead where the ancestors of President Kennedy lived. In Dublin, this evening’s destination is Taylor’s Three Rock Pub for dinner with traditional Irish songs and intricate step-dancing. (B,D) Day 12 | Depart for Home Group transfers are provided to Dublin Airport to arrive at 6:00 am, 9:00 am or 12:00 noon. (B) Cobh Heritage Centre

Giant’s Causeway

Day 8 | Flying Boat Museum & Dingle Peninsula Drive through the outskirts of Limerick and alongside the River Shannon to visit Foynes Flying Boat Museum. During the 1930’s and early 1940’s, aircraft landed on the River Shannon and the museum’s memorabilia recreates this era. Journey along the Dingle Peninsula for glorious scenic views. Stop in the town of Dingle and head to your hotel in Killarney. (B,D)

Day 9 | Killarney’s Lakes & Jaunting Car Ride Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car ride to Ross Castle for views of Lough Leane, Killarney’s largest lake. Drive to the delightful town of Kenmare where brightly-painted buildings are enhanced with flowers and savour a casual pub lunch. View spectacular mountain scenery at Moll’s Gap and Ladies’ View. The evening is free in Killarney. (B,L)

For those on the 13 day tour, spend an additional day in Dublin with an individual Dublin Open-Top Bus Tour pass with a visit to either Guinness Storehouse or Old Jameson Distillery (valid for 24 hours) (B) Day 13 | Homeward bound A voucher is provided for Independent transfer to the Airport (B).

Waterford Crystal Waterford Crystal is a trademark brand of crystal glassware produced Waterford Wedgwood, Waterford Company. The business was founded in 1793 by George and William Penrose, and produced extremely fine crystal that became worldrenowned. Nevertheless, their company later closed, reportedly due to excessive taxation of the product. In 1947, the company reopened under new ownership due to the superb reputation of the original glassware. Today, tour the Waterford Crystal Factory and watch skilled crafts people create elegant masterpieces from molten glass. In the showrooms see a huge collection of tableware and trophies.

Day 10 | Blarney Castle & Traditional Music Travel to Blarney Castle to climb to the top and kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Also shop at the Blarney Woollen Mills. Drive to Dungarvan to the Marine Bar for a creamy Irish coffee and an informal traditional music session. Continue to Waterford and after dinner join a local guide for a stroll around the historic streets of this old port city. (B,D)

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Day 7 | Cliffs Of Moher & Bunratty Banquet Travel through Maam Cross in the heart of Connemara and visit the Connemara Marble Factory. Stop in Galway and drive through the Burren to view the majestic Cliffs of Moher, which rise 700 feet above the foaming Atlantic Ocean. Walk to O’Brien’s Tower for great views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands. At Bunratty check in to your hotel, right beside the Bunratty Folk Park and Durty Nelly’s Pub. Head to Bunratty Castle for a jolly medievalstyle dinner where the lords and ladies serenade you. (B,D)

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Left: Dingle Peninsula © Tourism Ireland; Right: Connemara

Irish Spirit 8 Days - 7 Nights or 9 Days - 8 Nights - Departs Dublin

Price includes: • Group transfer on arrival and departure, if arrival in Dublin is before noon • Sightseeing by luxury coach throughout • Professional tour director throughout • Accommodation in First-Class hotels with private bath/shower • Full Irish breakfast daily (B) • Pub lunch in Portmagee • 4 dinners (D) including: −− Dinner and traditional show in Dublin −− 3 table d’hote dinners • Welcome get-together drink • Tour of Dublin with a local guide • Tea & scones at Jerpoint Park • Walking Tour of Waterford • Ferry ride across the River Shannon • Sheepdog trials at Caherconnell • Coffee and talk on Irish life at Standun of Spiddal • “The Quiet Man” walking tour of Cong • Corrib Princess cruise from Galway (22 Mar - 1 Nov 2014 departures) • Tour and Tasting at Kilbeggan Distillery Experience • Visits and admissions to −− Book of Kells at Trinity College, −− House of Waterford Crystal, −− Titanic Experience −− Blarney Castle, −− Blarney Woollen Mills, −− Skellig Experience, −− Cliffs of Moher, • Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit and drink at Guinness Storehouse or Old Jameson Distillery (9-day tour only) • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase, per person

Leenane Clifden

Aerial view of Blarney Castle near Cork

Day 1 | Dublin Tour & Trinity College Your tour starts at Dublin Airport with a group transfer to your hotel between 7:00 am and 12:00 noon. If you arrive later than noon, transfer to the hotel at your own expense. At 2:00 pm join your group and a local guide for an introductory look around central Dublin. See shopping areas around Grafton and Nassau Streets, view Dublin’s elegant Georgian squares with imposing townhouses and pause at the Famine Memorial. Walk through the campus of Trinity College to the Old Library to view the illuminated manuscript of the 8th century Book of Kells and learn how monks created this and other masterpieces. Back at your hotel meet with your guide and travel companions for a welcome drink and discuss your itinerary. Day 2 | Farm Visit & Waterford Crystal Depart Dublin and drive through the countryside to County Kilkenny for a stop at a farm in Jerpoint for Tea and Scones and to experience country life. Continue South to visit the House of Waterford Crystal to see how these elaborate pieces are hand-crafted. After dinner in Waterford, take a stroll with a local guide to learn about local history. (B, D)

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Kilbeggan Bunratty

Jerpoint Waterford

Ring of Kerry

Killarney

Blarney

Day 4 | Ring of Kerry & Pub Lunch View the highlights of Ireland’s natural scenery on the Ring of Kerry route. The road winds between the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks Mountains on one side and the Atlantic coastline on the other. Enjoy a pub lunch before taking the bridge to Valencia Island. Visit the Skellig Experience to learn about the rocky islands off the end of the peninsula where monks lived in early Christian times. Today the islands form a protected bird sanctuary. Stop in the attractive village of Sneem and also at Moll’s Gap to view the Three Lakes of Killarney. Relish some free time to browse around Killarney before dining on your own. (B, L) Day 5 | Cliffs of Moher and Galway Bay Leave Killarney and drive north to Tarbert for a 20-minute ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Your tour continues along the Clare coast to the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular wall of limestone that reaches to almost 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Walk along the top of the cliffs to O’Brien’s Tower for great views. Drive through the Burren and stop in Caherconnell to watch as trained dogs show their skills in herding sheep. Continue around the shores of Galway Bay to take a short orientation tour of Galway city before checking in to your hotel. (B, D)

DUBLIN

Galway

Cliffs of Moher

Day 3 | Titanic Experience & Blarney Castle Travel along the south coast to Cobh to visit the Titanic Experience, learn about the poor souls who embarked on the ill-fated maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic. Continue to the village of Blarney to visit Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone. Enjoy some time exploring Blarney Woollen Mills before driving to Killarney. (B, D)

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Day 6 | Connemara & “Quiet Man” Walk Today explore the Connemara region, a region of hills, lakes and peat bogs. Travel alongside Galway Bay and stop at Standun of Spiddal for coffee and a talk on various aspects of Irish life and traditional crafts. Continue to the quaint village of Cong where the ‘Quiet Man’ film was filmed in 1952. Head to Eddie’s Pub in nearby Clonbur for lunch before returning to Galway to embark on the Corrib Princess for a scenic cruise on Lough Corrib to the north of the city (22 Mar – 1 Nov 2014 departures). (B, D) Day 7 | Kilbeggan Distillery & Irish Evening This morning enjoy some free time in Galway before driving to Kilbeggan to visit the Kilbeggan Distillery Experience, established in 1757 making it the world’s oldest. See how whiskey is distilled on modern equipment in the old buildings and enjoy a sample of the finished product. Continue your journey to Dublin and check in to your hotel. Finish up your tour in a Dublin Pub with dinner and a lively show of traditional music, songs and step-dancing. (B, D) Day 8 | Homeward bound or extra day in Dublin For those booked on the 8-day tour, complimentary group transfer is provided to Dublin Airport to arrive at 6:00 am, 9:00 am or 12:00 noon. (B)

If you have booked the 9-day tour, spend an additional day in Dublin with an independent Dublin opentop bus tour pass and a visit to either Guinness Storehouse or Old Jameson Distillery. (B) Day 9 | Homeward bound After breakfast, transfer to Dublin airport in good time to check in for your flights. (B)

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Taste of Ireland 7 Days - 6 Nights (Tour D) - Departs Dublin

Price includes:

Jaunting Cart, Killarney

Day 1 | Arrive Dublin & City Sightseeing Arrive at Dublin Airport. Go to the Tours desk in the Arrivals Hall where staff will arrange a group transfer between 7:00 am and 12:00 noon to your hotel. If your flight arrives later than noon, transfer to the hotel at your own expense. In the afternoon use your independent open-top bus tour voucher for a Guinness or Jameson visit and tasting – this voucher is valid for 48 hours. Day 2 | Dublin & Pub Evening Enjoy a free morning in Dublin for further sightseeing with the included vouchers. At 2:00 pm join a local guide for a tour of Dublin. See historic buildings such as Trinity College, where the Book of Kells is housed; the Famine Memorial; and rows of Georgian houses. Stop at Dublin Castle for a guided tour through the State Apartments. Return to your hotel for a get-together with your tour group and a welcome drink. In the evening enjoy a dinner of Irish specialities, which is followed by a show of traditional Irish songs and step-dancing. (B,D) Wa

Connemara

DUBLIN

Galway

Bunratty Cashel Killarney Ring of Kerry

Blarney

Day 4 | Ring of Kerry & Skellig Experience Today embark on Ireland’s scenic drive of 100 miles – the Ring of Kerry. Stop at Kells to meet a local farmer, Brendan Ferris, for a taste of farm life with a sheepdog demonstration. Drive through the village of Cahirciveen and cross to Valencia Island by bridge. Visit the Skellig Experience to learn about the rocky islands where Christian monks lived in austere conditions. Stop to walk around Sneem, known for its brightly-painted houses. Pause at Moll’s Gap for a view of the Three Lakes of Killarney. Return to Killarney and enjoy dinner at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 6 | Dublin Extension via Galway After breakfast, drive through Galway and out along the famous Galway Bay to Spiddal where the locals still speak the Irish language. Drive across the boglands of Connemara to Moycullen to visit the Connemara Marble Factory. See how marble is made into products and enjoy tea and scones. Drive into Galway for a tour around the principal areas and then take time to look around the city before travelling to Dublin. Check into your hotel, centrally located off O’Connell Street. You are free this evening to spend the final night of your tour exploring the pubs in the lively Temple Bar area. (B) Day 7 | Depart from Dublin Airport Complimentary group transfer is provided to Dublin Airport to arrive at 6:00 am, 9:00 am or 12:00 noon to check-in for your flight. (B)

Day 5 | Cliffs of Moher & Bunratty Castle Leave Killarney and drive to Tarbert for a 20-minute ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary. Your tour continues along the Clare coast to the Cliffs of Moher, a wall of limestone that reaches 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Drive past Lahinch Golf Links and through the town of Ennis to Bunratty. Check into Bunratty Castle Hotel, which is located close to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. In the evening head to Bunratty Castle. Take your place in the Great Hall for a medieval-style feast of excellent dishes and wine. During and after the meal the lords and ladies will serenade you with song and harp music. (B, D) Taste of Ireland TAA13 (Tour D) 7 days / 6 nights - Sun, Wed & Fri Departures Prices from

Other Taste of Ireland Tour Combinations: Tour A: 1 night in Dublin at start and finishing in Shannon – 4 nights Tour B: 1 night in Dublin at start and finishing with an overnight in Dublin – 5 nights Tour C: 2 nights in Dublin at start and finishing in Shannon – 5 nights Tour Z: 1 night in Dublin at start and finishing in Dublin Airport on evening of day 5 – 4 nights

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• Arrival transfer between Dublin Airport & hotel, if arrival in Dublin is before noon • Sightseeing by luxury coach throughout • Professional tour director throughout • Accommodation in Superior & First-Class hotels with private bath/shower • Full Irish breakfast daily (B) except on day of arrival • 3 dinners (D) including −− Merry Ploughboy Pub dinner and traditional show −− Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet −− 1 table d hote dinners in Killarney • 1 Lunch (L) on Ring of Kerry • Welcome get-together drink • Tour of Dublin with a local guide • Dublin open-top bus tour with complimentary visit and a drink at Guinness Storehouse or Old Jameson Distillery (Tours C & D only) • Tea and scones at the Connemara Marble Factory • Sheepdog trials on Ring of Kerry • Ferry ride across the River Shannon • Visits and admissions to −− Dublin Castle, −− Blarney Castle, −− Blarney Woollen Mills, −− Skellig Experience, −− Cliffs of Moher • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase, per person

Day 3 | Blarney Castle & Killarney Depart Dublin and travel through the Irish midlands. Stop to view the church ruins atop the Rock of Cashel. Continue your drive south and, just a few miles outside Cork, visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Also visit the Blarney Woollen Mills where you can find Irish-made goods. Drive through Macroom and into County Kerry. Arrive in Killarney. Check in to your hotel and relax before dinner. After dinner, take a stroll through the town and explore Killarney’s singing pubs. (B,D)

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Left to right: Lakes of Killarney; Sheep near Connemara


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Left to right: Yeomen Warders (Beefeaters) at the Tower on London © Britain on view; Bath © Britain on view; Snowden Mountain © Britain on view

Heart of Wales & England 8 Days - 7 Nights - Departs London

Price Includes • Group transfer at start and end of tour • Sightseeing by luxury coach • Accommodation in Superior & First-Class Hotels with private facilities • Professional tour director • Full breakfast daily (B) • 6 dinners (D) including: −− Welcome dinner in London −− Cardiff Castle Welsh Banquet −− 4 Table d’hote dinners • Welcome get-together h ’ drink t • Tours of London, Cardiff and Th rso Stratford-upon-Avon • Narrow-gauge train ride y Snowdonia Lochinvar in Ullapool • Walking tours of Oxford and Windsor Visits and admissions to: • Applecross −− Tower of London nv r −− Stonehenge, vi e −− Roman Baths & Pump Room, −− Cardiff Castle, Fort W ll am KinlochSlate Rannoch −− National Museum, Pi −− Caernarfon Castle, SCOTLAND −− Shakespeare s BirthplaceD Aberfel yCastle −− and Windsor gy local taxes, ti n hotel Falk service rk • All charges & porterage for one suitcase, per person

Breacon Beacons, Wales © Britain on view

Day 2 | City Sights & Tower of London This morning take a panoramic tour of central London to see some of the famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Column and lions of Ork Nelson’s y Trafalgar sland Square, Big Ben towering over the Houses of Parliament and Hyde Park. Visit the Tower of London to view the Crown Jewels, guarded by Beefeaters in distinctive Tudor uniforms. Learn about the many famous and royal prisoners held in the dungeons and see the ravens, symbols of the endurance of the Tower. The afternoon is at leisure for shopping or further sightseeing; there is no d n shortage of great things to see and do in this exciting city. In the evening you are free for dinner. (B) Day 3 | Stonehenge, Bath & Cardiff Castle Banquet Drive to Salisbury Plain to view the Hhuge monoliths of Stonehenge and learn about their history. Next stop in Bath, popular for its natural hot springs with the Romans 2,000years ago and again in the Regency period. Take shortupon panoramic Newa astle Tyne drive to view elegant row houses and Bath Abbey before visiting the Roman Baths and Pump Room to see many sections still rth ksh re oor after two millennia. Travel preserved into Wales for a tour around Cardiff Castle, developed in Roman times and transformed into an elaborate Gothicstyle castle in the 19th century. Then sit down in the Castle for a fun Welsh banquet with entertainment. (B, D)

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Caernarfon

Conwy

Day 4 | Brecon Beacons & Snowdonia Take a panoramic drive around Cardiff, Wales’ proud capital, to view the principal features and the regenerated Cardiff Bay area. Drive through the gentle hills of Brecon Beacons National Park and continue north through charming countryside, where sheep graze peacefully. Wales is famous for its wool production and its mainly agricultural economy. Take a narrowgauge train ride through the heart of Snowdonia to admire mountain scenery. Travel to Caernarfon for your next overnight stay. Caernarfon is renowned for its great stone castle, built in 1283 by Edward I, where Charles, the Prince of Wales, was invested in 1969. You may stroll around the narrow old streets after dinner. (B,D) Day 5 | National Slate Museum & Caernarfon Castle Today tour scenic North Wales starting at the National Slate Museum which relates the hardships of this region’s slate industry, developed in Victorian times. As you drive through the countryside view Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales. Pause in the village of Betws-y-Coed before heading to Conwy, a walled town with a huge castle, centuries-old buildings and the smallest house in Britain. Back in Caernarfon, tour Caernarfon Castle, once a vast military stronghold and a royal palace. Explore walkways around the massive walls and battlements that dominate the town. After dinner you may like to check out some of the old pubs around the town. (B,D)

Llangollen

ENGLAND

Cotswold Hills

Brecon Beacons

Oxford

CARDIFF

The Fens

Stratford-upon-Avon

WALES

Bath

Stonehenge

Windsor

LONDON

Day 7 | Cotswolds & Windsor Castle Drive through part of the Cotswolds and stop in the village of Broadway to look at quaint old houses built of honeyhued stone. Drive south to Oxford for a walking tour through the historic city to learn about the most famous colleges, including Christ Church College, founded in 1524, and the many prominent graduates. Take some time for a browse around Oxford on your own. A short drive will bring you to Windsor to visit Windsor Castle, one of The Queen’s official residences and the largest occupied castle in the world. Marvel at the size of the castle and walk through the State Apartments. Check in to your hotel, close to the Castle, for a farewell dinner with your travel group. After dinner, take a brief stroll around the town. (B,D) Day 8 | Tour Ends Heathrow Airport Travel by group coach transfer to arrive at Heathrow Airport at either 7:00 am or 10:00 am to allow plenty of time for check in formalities. (B)

Bridgenorth Snowdonia National Park

Stratford-upon-Avon © Britain on view

Day 6 | Llangollen & Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon Drive through the scenery of North Wales and take a break in the village of Llangollen before heading across the English border into Shropshire. Explore the picturesque town of Bridgnorth to see fine gabled and half-timbered houses. Drive to Stratford-uponAvon for a panoramic tour around the lovely old town with distinctive black-and-white houses and shops. Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace to see an exhibition about his life and work. Then enter the house where he was born to see rooms furnished as they would have been in his day. Check in to your nearby Tudor-style hotel and enjoy free time before dinner. (B,D)

Cardiff, Wales © Britain on view

Heart of Wales & England Tour 8 days / 7 nights Prices from (Saturday Departures)

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19-26 Apr 2014

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2748

2081

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2206

2787

2118

2675

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The best of Britain 9 Days - 8 Nights or 10 Days - 9 Nights - Departs London Heathrow

• Group transfer at start and end of tour • Sightseeing by luxury coach • Accommodation in Superior & First-Class Hotels with private facilities • Professional tour director • Full breakfast daily (B) • 5 dinners (D) including: −− Welcome dinner in Windsor −− Scottish Cabaret in Edinburgh −− Cardiff Castle Welsh Banquet −− 2 table d’hote dinners • Welcome get-together drink • Walking tours of Windsor & York • Tours of Edinburgh and Cardiff • London open-top bus tour with Tower of London or Kensington Palace visit • Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on 3 to 17 August 2014 departures • Visits and admissions to: Windsor Castle, Shakespeare’s Birthplace, York Minster, Edinburgh Castle, Old Blacksmith’s Shop at Gretna Green, The Beatles Story, Tintern Abbey, Cardiff Castle, Roman Baths & Pump Room, Stonehenge and Tower of London • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase, per person

Day 2 | Cotswolds & Shakespeare’s She lan Birthplace Head outslands into the English countryside today and travel through the Cotswolds. This region was important in the Middle Ages when the wool produced was vital to the economy. Most of the villages date back centuries and are built in the local warm-toned stone. Stop in one of the villages to take photos before driving to Stratford-upon-Avon. Here visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace to see an exhibition about his life and work. Then enter the house where he was born to see rooms furnished as they would have been in his day. Drive north to Yorkshire and check in to your traditional hotel in central Harrogate. (B,D)

Day 4 | Edinburgh Castle & Guided City Tour Explore Edinburgh this morning, starting in the 200-year-old “New Town” with its Georgian houses where many famous writers and inventors lived. See the Royal Mile where the medieval houses are clustered together with some as high as 11 floors. Tour Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The afternoon is free for independent activities. On 3 to 17 August 2014 departures watch the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. (B) Day 5 | Lake District & Beatles’ Liverpool Stop in Gretna Green, the first village across the border from England where couples used to cross into Scotland to be married at the Old Blacksmith’s Shop. Drive through the Lake District, a region associated with Beatrix Potter. Stop in Grasmere where the poet William Wordsworth spent some time. Continue to Liverpool to visit The Beatles Story where you can hear their music and learn about their lives and work. Check in to your hotel and after dinner you may head to the world-famous Cavern Club. (B,D)

EDINBURGH

SCOTLAND Moffat

Lake District

York

Liverpool Windsor Castle © Britain on view

ENGLAND Ludlow Snowdonia National Park

WALES Oxford Windsor

CARDIFF

Day 3 | York Minster & Scottish Evening Drive to nearby York for a walking tour through medieval streets to see black and white half-timbered houses. Stroll along the Shambles, one of narrowest alleyways where the overhanging upper floors almost form an arch across the street. Tour the stately York Minster, which is renowned for stained glass windows. Travel through the Northumberland National Park and pause in Jedburgh to view the abbey ruins. Continue through the countryside of the Scottish Borders to Edinburgh where your hotel is just a few miles outside the city. Enjoy a Scottish Evening with dinner and entertainment. (B,D)

LONDON

Day 6 | Tintern Abbey & Cardiff Castle Banquet Drive through Shropshire, one of the most unspoiled parts of rural England and close to the Welsh border. Stop in Ludlow, a town that can trace its origins back 900 years, to see the castle and old black-and- white houses. Continue through the Welsh countryside to visit the ruins of Tintern Abbey, founded in 1131. Continue to Cardiff, the youngest and fastest-growing capital city in Europe. Visit Cardiff Castle, which dates back nearly 2,000 years. See the 19th century fairy-tale apartments and then enjoy a great Welsh banquet right in the Castle. (B,D) Day 7 | Roman Baths & Stonehenge Take a tour around the highlights of Cardiff including the older buildings as well as the Wales Millennium Centre. A short drive will bring you to the spa city of Bath, popular for its natural hot springs with the Romans 2,000 years ago and again in the 18th century Regency period. Visit the Roman Baths and Pump Room. At Salisbury Plain marvel at the vast monoliths of Stonehenge. Continue into London and check in to your hotel. (B) Day 8 | Tower of London & Tour Today explore London on an independent open-top sightseeing bus tour – you have a choice of routes around London’s famous landmarks so you may get on and off wherever you wish. There is also a walking tour and a River Thames cruise. Visit either the Tower of London to view the Crown Jewels or Kensington Palace, home of Princess Diana. In the evening you are free for dinner. (B) Day 9 | Tour Ends Heathrow Airport Take a transfer to Heathrow Airport in time for check in formalities. Transfers to Gatwick Airport can be arranged at additional cost. (B) Adult

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Day 1 | Heathrow Airport & Windsor Castle Start your tour at Heathrow Airport with a transfer to your hotel in Windsor. At 2:30 pm depart your hotel to visit Windsor Castle, residence of The Queen and the largest inhabited castle in the world. See the State Apartments and courtyards. In the evening meet your tour director and trip participants over a welcome drink to discuss your itinerary before dining in your hotel. (D)

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Left to right: Oxford University © Britain on view; Changing of the Guard, London © Britain on view; Stonehenge © Britain on view


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Left to right: Couple admiring the sites of Britain; York Minster, York; Fountain in Princes Park, Edinburgh

British & Irish Grandeur 14 Days - 13 Nights or 15 Days - 14 Nights | Departs London

Price Includes • Independent transfer on arrival and departure from Heathrow Airport • Sightseeing by luxury coach throughout • Services of a professional tour director • Accommodation in Deluxe and Superior First-Class hotels with private facilities • 13 full breakfasts daily (B) • 8 dinners (D) including −− Welcome dinner in London −− Scottish Evening in Edinburgh −− Pub dinner & traditional show in Dublin −− Cardiff Castle Welsh Banquet −− 4 table d’hote dinners • 1 lunch (L) • Welcome get-together drink • Tours of London, Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin and Cardiff • London open-top bus tour with Tower of London or Kensington Palace visit • Walking tours of Cambridge, York, Derry, Dublin’s Trinity College and Waterford • Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on 3 to 17 August 2014 departures • Round trip ferry transportation between Britain & Ireland & across River Shannon • Horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney • Visits and admissions to: −− Tower Bridge Exhibition, −− York Minster, −− Alnwick Castle & Garden, −− Edinburgh Castle, −− Giant’s Causeway, −− Titanic Belfast, −− Book of Kells at Trinity College, −− Cliffs of Moher, −− Skellig Experience, −− Blarney Castle, −− Blarney Woollen Mills, −− House of Waterford Crystal, −− Cardiff Castle, −− Roman Baths & Pump Room −− and Stonehenge • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase, per person

Day 1 | London Arrival & Tour Start your trip at Heathrow Airport with an independent transfer to your hotel. At 2:00 pm take a panoramic tour of central London to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Nelson’s Column, Trafalgar Square and Big Ben. Visit Tower Bridge Experience for stunning London views and learn about the inner workings of this famous bridge. In the evening meet your tour director for a welcome drink before dinner in your hotel. (D) Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament © David Angel

Day 2 | Tower of London & City Sights Today you may schedule your London sightseeing when you take an opentop bus tour around the many famous landmarks. There are a number of different bus routes as well as a walking tour and a cruise on the River Thames. Visit either the Tower of London to view the magnificent Crown Jewels or Kensington Palace, home of Princess Diana. You are free to choose a restaurant to dine independently. (B)

Day 4 | Alnwick Castle & Edinburgh Evening Head north to visit Alnwick Castle, the second largest inhabited castle in England. View the lavish State Rooms with a stunning array of art, portraits and furniture. The Alnwick Garden is beautifully landscaped and enhanced with architectural and water features. Travel throughy the scenic I ands Northumberland National Park and make a brief stop in Jedburgh to view the ruins of the abbey. Drive to Edinburgh and enjoy dinner at a Scottish Evening with bagpipes, dancing and song. (B,D)

Day 3 | Cambridge & York Walking Tours Visit Cambridge for a stroll past some of the famous colleges, including King’s College, and the Mathematical Bridge over the River Cam. Head north to York for a walking tour to appreciate narrow streets and medieval houses. The stately York Minster, with towers and stained glass, is the highlight of the walk. Check in to your hotel and relax before dinner. (B,D)

EDINBURGH

Giant’s Causeway

Kelso

Londonderry

Jedburgh

Ferry

Larne

Cairnryan North Yorkshire Moors

BELFAST

Omagh

Giant’s Causeway 

Yorkshire Dales

York

DUBLIN Cashel Wexford Killarney Ring of Kerry

Blarney

Waterford

Rosslare

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Fishguard

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British & Irish Grandeur 14 Days - 13 Nights or 15 Days - 14 Nights | Departs London

Day 6 | Titanic Belfast & Ballygally Castle Stay This morning will be an early start as you drive to Cairnryan for a short ferry ride to Belfast. Take a panoramic tour to see the highlights, including Victorian buildings, the impressive City Hall and the shipyards where RMS Titanic was built in 1912. Visit Titanic Belfast to learn about this ill-fated famous liner through state-of-the-art displays. Continue to historic Ballygally Castle Hotel in time for dinner and your overnight stay. (B,D) Day 7 | Giant’s Causeway & Derry Walk Travel along the scenic coastal route of the “Nine Glens of Antrim” and visit the Giant’s Causeway, hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity over 60 million years ago. The enormous rocks have spawned legends about the mythical giant, Finn McCool. Continue to Derry for a walking tour around the medieval city walls with a local guide. Drive south to your Victorian hotel located on Dublin Bay, a few miles from the city and dine on your own this evening. (B)

Day 11 | Blarney Castle & Waterford Crystal Visit Blarney Castle this morning to kiss the “Stone of Eloquence” and shop at the Blarney Woollen Mills. Travel to Waterford and at the House of Waterford Crystal see how glass is blown and cut by master craftspeople and view a collection of trophies. In the evening take a walking tour with a local guide to discover the history of this old port city. (B,D) Blarney Castle

Day 8 | Dublin Tour & Pub Dinner This morning tour central Dublin to see spacious Georgian squares and streets, landmark public buildings and graceful townhouses. Take a guided tour of Trinity College’s campus and view the Book of Kells in the Old Library. The afternoon is free and enjoy dinner at a Dublin Pub followed by a show with Irish music and dance. (B,D) Day 9 | Cliffs of Moher & Killarney This morning drive through central Ireland to view the Cliffs of Moher on the west coast. These magnificent cliffs extend for five miles and rise to heights of almost 700 feet and offer wonderful views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands. Take a ferry across the River Shannon Estuary to reach Killarney. Check in to your centrallylocated hotel. (B,D) Day 10 | Skellig Experience & Sheepdogs Take a leisurely jaunting car ride to Ross Castle, set on Lough Leane. Then embark on the Ring of Kerry tour for constantly-changing vistas of mountains, open Atlantic Ocean, beaches and cliffs. Visit the Skellig Experience to learn about early Christian monks and savour a casual lunch. Stop at Moll’s Gap for panoramic views before returning to Killarney. (B, L)

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Day 12 | South Wales & Cardiff Castle Banquet Depart Waterford early this morning to catch the ferry from Rosslare to South Wales. Journey through South Wales where coal used to be mined to Cardiff and take a brief tour of the city. Head to Cardiff Castle, developed in Roman times and transformed into an Gothicstyle residence in the 19th century. A tour of the Castle is followed by a fun Welsh banquet. (B,D) Day 13 | Roman Baths & Stonehenge This morning drive to Bath, popular for its natural hot springs with the Romans 2,000 years ago and again in the 18th century. Tour the Roman Baths and Pump Room, well preserved after two millennia and view stately Regency mansions. Drive to Salisbury Plain to view the prehistoric circle of vast monoliths at Stonehenge. Continue to your London hotel again. (B) Day 14 | Tour Ends Heathrow Airport or extra day in London If you are on a 14-day tour, transfer to Heathrow Airport to arrive by 9:00 am (B).

The Giant’s Causeway

The Giant’s Causeway The Giant’s Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. It is located on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland, about two miles (3 km) north of the town of Bushmills. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, and a National Nature Reserve in 1987 by the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland. In a 2005 poll of Radio Times readers, the Giant’s Causeway was named as the fourth greatest natural wonder in the United Kingdom. The tops of the columns form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea. Most of the columns are hexagonal, although there are also some with four, five, seven and eight sides. The tallest are about 12 metres (36 ft) high, and the solidified lava in the cliffs is 28 metres thick in places.The Giant’s Causeway is today owned and managed by the National Trust and it is the most-popular tourist attraction in Northern Ireland!

If you are on the 15-day tour, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in London. Day 15 | Tour Ends Heathrow Airport Transfer to Heathrow Airport to arrive by 9:00 am (B).

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Day 5 | Edinburgh Castle & Guided City Tour Discover Edinburgh’s highlights on a city tour. See the Georgian “New Town” with streets and the medieval city along the Royal Mile. Tour Edinburgh Castle to view the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The rest of the day is free for independent activities. On 3 to 17 August 2014 departures, experience the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. (B)

Escorted Coach Tours tours - Britain

Left to right: Blarney Castle where you can kiss the “Stone of Eloquence”; The Rock of Cashel; Roman Baths, Bath


Self-Drive Touring

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Left-to-right: Tintagel © IDS Photos, St Michaels Mount Sunset ©Paul Watts, Penzance Harbour ©Paul Watts

Devon & Cornwall 9 Days - 8 Nights - Self-Drive Touring | From London Day 3 | Torquay Today, travel along the coastline of the English Riviera to Torquay. Torquay’s famous seven hills provide the backdrop to a waterfront scene that matches anything you’ll find on the French Riviera. Stunning views are to be seen just about every where across the Bay, out over the English Channel, along the 40 miles of Lyme Bay to Portland Bill or inland towards the Tors of Dartmoor. Return to Plymouth for overnight.

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Day 4 | Dartmoor This morning start off with a tour of the Castle Drogo, which has views of the countryside. Continue the day with a tour of Dartmoor National Park, the ‘Hound of the Baskerville’ country. Dartmoor is now the leastinhabited part of England. See wild Dartmoor Ponies, wooded valleys with quaint thatched cottages and heather clad moors. Your first stop will be Buckland-in-the-Moor, one of the most picturesque thatch and granite villages in Dartmoor. Drive through Dartmeet at the confluence of the East and West Dart Rivers. The next stop is Grimspound, an impressive site of Bronze Age huts built 4,000 years ago! Make a stop at Becky Falls with its woodland walks and a viewing platform over the 72 foot falls. Return to your hotel for overnight.

Stonehenge

Day 1 | Arrive London Individual arrival to Gatwick or Heathrow airport. Overnight in a hotel near the airport. Day 2 | London – Stonehenge – Plymouth Start with a journey to Salisbury where you can visit Stonehenge. Stonehenge is a unique, prehistoric World Heritage Site. Continue to Wardour Castle, rarely visited due to limited access. Built in the late 14th century by John Lord Lovel, the hexagonal ruins of this medieval castle stand in landscaped gardens by Capability Brown. Your journey continues through the Wiltshire countryside where you will see many quaint villages. This afternoon enjoy a visit to Montacute House - a Elizabethan house, adorned with chimneys, carved parapets and gardens. Continue to Plymouth/ Torquay for overnight.

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Day 6 | St Ives & St Michael’s Mount After breakfast, travel to St Ives, an old fishing village with narrow alleyways, steep slopes and seafood restaurants. You can take time to visit the studios of working artists after a visit to the Tate Gallery. Continue to St Michael’s Mount where, according to Cornish legend, the Archangel St Michael appeared. This is a rocky island crowned by a medieval castle and church which is accessible on foot at low tide across a causeway or at other times by a short boat trip. You can enjoy a guided tour of the castle. Return to your hotel for overnight.

Day 8 | Somerset – London Today, tour through Somerset en route to London. This is a county famed for its cider apples. Enjoy a tour of Burrow Hill Cider at Pass Vale Farm. You will have the opportunity to view the copper stills and sample the cider and cider brandy amongst oak vats, barrels and presses – all associated with 150 years of cider making. Continue on to Winchester. Once in the town enjoy a visit to Winchester Cathedral which dates from 1079 with a church on this site since 648. Jane Austen is buried here in the north aisle. Continue to London and overnight in a hotel near Gatwick/Heathrow airport. Day 9 | Departure After enjoying breakfast in your hotel, transfer to the airport and join your flight home or continue your stay in Britain.

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Pencarrow St Ives

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St Mawes Castle © EH

Day 5 | Tintagel Castle, Pencarrow & Padstow This morning continue our journey to Cornwall. Visit Cotehele, a Tudor house in the Tamar valley filled with antique textiles, armour and furniture. The gardens draw people from around the world. Next visit Tintagel Castle, the legendary birthplace of King Arthur. Continue to Pencarrow, the home of the Molesworth-St Aubyn family. Enjoy a tour of this residence and see all the things the family loves best. After lunch, continue to the fishing village of Padstow. The harbour is often crowded with fishing boats and yachts. The tiny houses seem to tumble over each other toward the harbour. Sample the local delights of Cornish ice-cream. Overnight in Penzance/Falmouth Area.

Day 7 | Trebah Gardens & St Mawes This morning start the day with a visit to Trebah Gardens which enjoy a stunning location. Discover 26 acres of sub-tropical paradise, explore under canopies bursting with exotic blooms and follow tunnels of colour that cascade down to a private beach on the Helford River. A recognised area of outstanding natural beauty, you will rhododendrons and magnolias. Continue to the fishing village of St Mawes where you will have time to explore the narrow streets. Enjoy a visit to the Waterside Art Gallery which features the work of many local artists. After lunch, continue to St Mawes Castle. It is the finest example of Tudor military architecture, built by King Henry VIII to defend England from an impending French invasion. Continue onto picturesque Newquay. Return to your hotel for overnight.

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Historical England & Wales

Self-Drive Touring

Left-to-right: Stratford-upon-Avon ©VisitBritain, Roman Baths, Bath ©VisitBritain, Peak District ©VisitBritain / Daniel Bosworth

10 Days - 9 Nights - Self-Drive Touring | From Bath

Price includes: • 9 nights accommodation in the above style of accommodation sharing a twin/double room with facilities inclusive of breakfast daily • Welcome Pack

Day 1 | Arrive Bath Arrive in Bath area where you will spend two nights. Bath is a unique city; its hot springs, Roman Baths, Abbey and Georgian stone crescents have attracted visitors for centuries. Set in rolling countryside, just over 100 miles west of London, it is a beautiful and unforgettable place to visit. Day 2 | Bath Spend today exploring the city of Bath. Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Bath is home to some of the finest architectural sights in Europe such as the Royal Crescent, the Circus and Pulteney Bridge alongside an extensive collection of museums and attractions. Discover Bath's heritage at the world-famous Roman Baths, bathe in Britain's only natural thermal waters at Thermae Bath Spa or visit the 15th century Bath Abbey. Return to your accommodation in the Bath area.

Day 4 | Stratford-upon-Avon Continue your exploration of all things Shakespeare with a visit to Mary Arden’s Cottage, the home of William Shakespeare’s mother now transformed into a countryside museum. The barns and outbuildings, together with the adjoining Glebe farm, now house the Shakespeare Countryside Museum. This afternoon visit Warwick Castle, Britain’s Greatest Medieval Experience. The towers and ramparts offer views of the Castle grounds and the town of Warwick. The dungeon and torture chamber contrast with the elegance of the state rooms and the baronial great hall. Return to your hotel.

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Day 7 | Chester After breakfast, depart for the town of Chester. Encircled by a two-mile ring of Roman and medieval walls, Chester is a rare blend of the ancient and traditional with modern cosmopolitan chic. Continue through the Peak District. In the northern area you can roam on wild open moorland with views overlooking sites such as the Derwent Dams. Visit grand houses such as Chatsworth with its farmyard, or the caverns at Castleton featuring Blue John stone, stalactites and stalagmites. Travel on to Nottingham area where you will stay overnight. Day 5 | Shrewsbury Today you will visit the town of Shrewsbury on the border between England & Wales. Shrewsbury has been called ‘England’s finest Tudor town’ with good reason, black and white properties are everywhere and over 660 listed buildings all linked by ancient shuts or passageways. Charles Darwin’s statue stands outside the library, erected in 1894. Shrewsbury is also known as the ‘Town of Flowers’, having won floral awards and accolades such as a gold medals in the National Britain in Bloom competition and the European Entente Florale competition. The towns Quarry Park provides the setting for the annual Shrewsbury Flower Show during the summer. Continue to the Caernarfon/ Llangollen area for overnight. Day 6 | Snowdonia National Park Start today with a visit to Caernarfon Castle. Caernarfon is possibly the most striking medieval monument in Wales. Begun in 1283 by Edward I, Caernarfon was constructed as military stronghold and also as a seat of government and royal palace. Its unique towers, battlements and colour-banded walls were designed to echo Constantinople. This afternoon is spent exploring the Snowdonia National Park. The park, which has the Welsh name ‘Eryri’ meaning ‘the place of the eagles’, is an area of outstanding natural beauty covering 838 square miles. Return to your accommodation in Caernarfon/ Llangollen for overnight.

Day 8 | Nottingham Today discover the legend of Robin Hood. Visit the home of the Sheriff of Nottingham at Nottingham Castle. Wander through the museum and art gallery, and take a souvenir photo at the statue. Have lunch at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, said to be the oldest inn in England. Spend the afternoon at the Tales of Robin Hood, the city centre attraction which brings the legend to life. Travel on to the Cambridge area where you will stay overnight. Day 9 | Cambridge Today is spent exploring the University City of Cambridge. Its famous Colleges are home to over 17,000 students – Kings College Chapel is a familiar image all over the world. Cambridge’s heritage also includes an outstanding record of scientific and artistic achievements – Newton, Darwin, Wordsworth, Milton, Ian McKellan, John Cleese and Zadie Smith were all educated here. Cambridge is rich in museums, ancient churches and historical tradition. Visit the Fitzwilliam Museum, or the Round Church, one of only 4 round churches in Britain. The University College Gardens are one of the great secret delights of the city. Return to your hotel in the Cambridge area. Day 10 | Depart Cambridge After enjoying breakfast in your hotel, transfer to the airport and join your flight home or continue your stay in Britain.

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Day 3 | Stratford-upon-Avon After breakfast enjoy the scenery as you travel through the Cotswolds to Stratford-upon-Avon. You will visit Shakespeare's Birthplace, where he was born on April 23, 1564 and died on the same date 52 years later, as well as the Shakespeare Centre. Make a visit to Holy Trinity Church, the parish church where Shakespeare is buried, located near the River Avon. Visit Anne Hathaway’s House, made famous on chocolate boxes and tea towels. The cottage is located in Shottery, which lies a mile west of Stratford. The cottage belonged to the Hathaway family. Although referred to as a cottage, it is actually a, twelveroomed, Elizabethan farmhouse. Parts of the building structure date back further than the 15th century. Overnight at your hotel in the Stratford area.


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Welcome to France

Welcome to France

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is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations offering an abundance of culture and scenery. Paris, Avignon, Provence, Lyon, Beaune, Loire Valley to name a few are steeped in history and offer their unique atmosphere and charm.

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Currency: The Euro € (EUR) Motto: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité (Liberty, Equality, Fraternity) Official Language: French Population: 65,073,482 (January 1, 2009 estimate) Calling code: +33

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St Malo City of Pirates Walled and built with the same grey granite stone as Mont StMichel, St. Malo was originally a fortified island at the mouth of the Rance, controlling not only the estuary but the open sea beyond.

République française (French)

Capital: Paris

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Size: 674,843 km2

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Paris is one of the mostfascinating cities in Europe, and tourists to this wonderful city will find that things to see and do are almost limitless! Known as the ‘City of Light’, the beauty of Paris is overwhelming and architectural and artistic heritage combine to make any visit an unforgettable experience! The city of Paris got its name from the Parisii, a tribe of Gauls who settled on the Ile de la Cité between 250 and 200 B.C.

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Loire Valley (French: Vallée de la Loire) is known as the Garden of France and the Cradle of the French Language. It is also noteworthy for the quality of its architectural heritage, in its historic towns such as Amboise, Angers, Blois, Chinon, Nantes, Orléans, Saumur, and Tours, but in particular for its world-famous castles, such as the Châteaux d’Amboise, Château de Chambord, Château de Villandry and Chenonceau and more particularly its many cultural monuments, which illustrate to an exceptional degree the ideals of the Renaissance and the Age of the Enlightenment on western European thought and design

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Falaise d’Aval, Normandy

The Normandy Landings were the landing operations of the Allied Invasion of Normandy, during World War II. The landings commenced on 6 June 1944 (D-Day) and took place along a 50-mile (80 km) stretch of the Normandy coast divided into five sectors: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword. The beaches at Normandy are still referred to on maps and signposts by their invasion codenames. There are several vast cemeteries in the area.

In later centuries it became notorious as the home of a fierce breed of pirate-mariners. The corsaires of St-Malo not only forced English ships passing up the Channel to pay tribute, but also brought wealth from further afield. St-Malo is the most visited place in Brittany, thanks more to its superb old citadelle. From outside the walls, the dignified ensemble of the old city might seem stern and forbidding, but passing through into the streets within the walls brings you into a busy, lively town full of character.


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Paris & Mont Saint-Michel

Mont Saint-Michel & Loire Valley Castles

3 Days - 2 Nights - Paris City Package

2 Days - 1 Night - Extended Tour from Paris

Price includes

Price includes

• 2 nights accommodation at the 5-star Victoria Palace hotel in room with private facilities and breakfast daily (B) • 1 x guided full-day excursion to Mont Saint-Michel by coach • Service charges and taxes

• 1 night’s accommodation in 3-star hotel in room with private facilities • Breakfast included (B) • Brunch at l’Aigle • Dinner in Angers (D) • Guided visits as per itinerary • First-Class tour coach throughout • Service charges and taxes

Day 1 | Arrive Paris Arrive Paris. Day at leisure. Overnight at the Victoria Palace.

Day 3 | Depart Paris Depart after breakfast or extend Ayour stay in Paris. (B)

Alleyway, Mont Saint-Michel

The Victoria Palace Hotel has been a landmark on the Left Bank since 1913 and served as a Parisian home to such major figures as the Irish writer James Joyce and the Italian painter Giorgio de Chirico. It has 62 spacious and luxurious guest rooms, junior suites and one bedroom suites. The hotel remains faithful to a very traditional idea of Parisian elegance.

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Day 2 | Châteaux Country Angers (view the Château from outside). Pass by Cunault and Saumur. Guided visit to the Château of Langeais. Amboise: lunch - own arrangements. Afternoon guided visit to the Château of Chenonceau. Pass by Cheverny. Guided visit to the Castle of Chambord. Return to Paris at approximately 9:00 p.m. (B)

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Day 2 | Paris - Mont Saint-Michel Take the Normandy motorway to reach Mont Saint Michel Bay. Stop for lunch at Restaurant Relais St. Michel. Ascend to the Abbey (by the ramparts or by the village) located on the top of the rocky island situated in the biggest bay in Europe. The Mont Saint-Michel Abbey, rightly named “The Marvel of the Western World” is still one of the most-famous pilgrimage centres since the Middle Ages and is recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. The guided visit covers the interior of the Abbey. Return to Paris by 9:45 p.m. Overnight at the Victoria Palace, Paris. (B)

Day 1 | Paris - Angers Drive across the region of Normandy. Brunch at l’Aigle with drinks included. Guided visit to the abbey of Mont SaintMichel. Free time to visit the village. Dinner and overnight in Angers at the Hotel Mercure-Lac de Maine or similar. (D)

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Loire Valley Castles

Normandy / Saint-Malo and Mont Saint Michel

2 Days - 1 Night - Extended Coach Tour from Paris

2 Days - 1 Night - Extended Coach Tour from Paris Price includes:

Price includes:

• 1 night’s accommodation in 3-star hotel in room with private facilities • Breakfast included (B) • Dinner in Tours • Guided visits as per itinerary • First-Class tour coach throughout • Service charges and taxes

• 1 night’s accommodation in 3-star hotel in room with private facilities • Breakfast included (B) • Evening meal at your hotel • Guided visits as per itinerary • First-Class tour coach throughout • Service charges and taxes

French Holidays

Landscape gardens,Villandry

Day 1 | Amboise, Clos Lucé, Tours Cross the southern districts of Paris to take the Aquitaine motorway. A guided visit of the Amboise Castle overlooking the Loire River offers an excellent introduction to the history of the region. Free-time will be allocated NORT CALA for lunch. The afternoon continues with a guided visit of the Clos-Lucé, Leonardo da Vinci's last dwelling and the gardens of Villandry. We then visit ARD Dinner the old historic districts ofI Tours. and accommodation at the Mercure U Tours Nord hotel (or similar). (D) NORMANDY

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Day 2 | Chenonceau, Cheverny, Chambord Departure for Chenonceau for a guided visit of the castle. We continue our morning with a guided visit of the Château de Cheverny followed by lunch at the Hotel Saint-Hubert (regional restaurant of rustic style). Our stay in the Loire Valley ends with a guided visit of the royal Château de Chambord. We leave around 4.30 p.m. and return to Paris around 7.00 p.m. (B)

Falaise d’Aval, Normandy

Day 1 | Paris, Rouen, Honfleur, Omaha Beach, Caen Travel alonge the Normandy motorway for our first stop at Rouen, for a walking tour in the old town before continuing to Honfleur. On the way between Rouen and Honfleur, view the newly-built Normandy bridge. Honfleur: free-time for lunch. We continue to the beaches of Normandy and pass by the Landing Beaches of Omaha. Visit the American Cemetery of Saint-Laurent. Arromanches (Stop). Dinner and overnight stay at Novotel Caen (or similar). (D)

Day 2 | Saint Malo and Mont Saint Michel Depart for Caen towards SaintMalo located in the Brittany region. Guided visit of the town including a walk along the ramparts and the cathedral. After lunch (free-time) depart for Mont St. Michel (frontier between the BrittanyDunkerque and Normandy regions). Cont Calanue s the afternoon with ulo na guided sur-Mervisit of the abbey and L free-time for strolling and shopping. Depart for Paris at approximately 4.30p.m. with a stop en-route. Arrive Paris at approximately 9.15 p.m. (B)

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Mont Saint-Michel & Loire Valley Castles

Normandy / Saint-Malo / Mont Saint-Michel and Loire Valley Castles

3 Days - 2 Nights - Extended Coach Tour from Paris

4 Days - 3 Nights - Extended Coach Tour from Paris Price includes:

Price includes

• 2 nights accommodation in 3-star hotels in room with private facilities • First-Class tour coach throughout • Breakfast daily (B) • Dinner in Angers and Tours (D) • Guided visits as per itinerary • Service charges and taxes

• 3 nights accommodation in 3-star hotels in room with private facilities • First-Class tour coach throughout • Breakfast daily (B) • Three dinners (D) • Entrance tickets for the various monument visits • Services of a licensed multilingual guide • Porterage service on hotel arrival and departure. • Service charges and taxes

Day 3 | Cheverny - Paris Guided visit to the Chateau of Chenonceau. We continue for a guided visit of the Château de Cheverny and lunch. Guided-visit to the Chateau of Chambord. Return to Paris at approximately 7:00p.m. (B)

Mont Saint-Michel

Day 3 | Langeais Castle, Amboise, Clos Lucé, Villandry, Tours We depart Angers at 8:00 a.m. (Short stop at Château d’Angers for photostop) and pass by Cunault and Saumur. Guided visit to the Castle of Langeais before lunch (free time) at Amboise. After noon visit to the Clos-Lucé, last dwelling of Leonardo da Vinci. We then visit of the Gardens of Villandry Castle. Visit the historic districts of Tours. Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel Mercure Tours Nord, Tours, or similar. (B,D)

Châteaux of Cheverny

Day 1 | Rouen, Honfleur, Normandy, Landing Beaches, Caen Travel along the Normandy motorway for your first stop at Rouen for a walking tour in the old town before continuing to Honfleur. On the way between Rouen and Honfleur, view the newly built Normandy bridge. In Honfleur you have free time for lunch. Continue to the beaches of Normandy and the American Landing Beaches of Omaha. Visit the American Cemetery of Saint-Laurent. Stop at Arromanches. Dinner and overnight stay at Novotel Caen, or similar. (D)

Day 4 | Chenonceau, Cheverny, Chambord For our final day in the Loire Valley, our itinerary includes guided visits to Chenonceau, Cheverny and Chambord Châteaux with a farewell lunch at the Hotel Saint-Hubert A S at Cheverny. Depart Chambord at approximately 4.30 p.m. Return to Paris at approximately 9.00 p.m. (B)

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French Holidays

Day 1 | Paris - Mont Saint-Michel - Angers Drive across the region of Normandy. Brunch at l’Aigle with drinks included. Guided visit to the Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel. Free-time to visit the village. Dinner and overnight at Angers. Hotel Mercure-Lac de Maine, Angers or similar. (D)

Abbey, Mont Saint-Michel

Day 2 | Chateaux Country Angers (view of chateau from outside). Pass by Cunault and Saumur. Guided visit to the Chateau of Langeais. Amboise: lunch - own arrangements. Guided visit to the Clos-Lucé, the last dwelling of Leonardo da Vinci. Visit the gardens of Villandry. Guided walkingtour in the charming oldest part of the city of Tours. Dinner and overnight at Tours. Hotel Mercure Tours Nord, Tours or similar. (B,D)

Day 2 | Saint Malo, Mont Saint Michel, Angers Depart Caen at 7:30 a.m. for Brittany. Guided visit of St Malo (ramparts, the cathedral, etc). After lunch (freetime) depart for Mont Saint-Michel (frontier between Brittany and Normandy regions) for a guided-visit of the Abbey followed by free-time. Depart around 4.30 p.m. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Mercure Lac de Maine, Angers or similar. (B,D)

Extended Coach Tours - France

Left-to-Right: Les Rochers Sculpture in Rotheneuf,Saint-Malo; Garden and Chateau Langeais; Saint-Malo City Wall and Guard Tower


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Welcome to GERMANY

Welcome to Germany

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Germany is a favourite with travellers from all over the world! The historic German towns of Augsburg, Bonn, Bremen, Freiburg, Heidelberg, Lubeck, Munster, Potsdam, Regensberg, Rostock, Trier and Wurzburg offer a tremendous variety of history and culture from bygone days. Travel the famous Romantic and Castle Roads, visiting towns such as Rothenburg, Hohenschwangau and Fussen.

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Population: 81.89 million (2012)

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1,000km, castles and palaces. Mannheim (Elector’s Palace), Heidelberg (Old Town, Castle), Neckarsteinach (Four-Castle Town), Bad Rappenau (Moated Palace), Rothenburg (historic buildings, Crime & Punishment Museum, Christmas Museum), Nuremberg (Old Town, Kaiserburg Castle), Bamberg (UNESCO, Altenburg Castle), Kulmbach (Plassenburg Castle), Bayreuth (Festival Town, Wagner).

500km, traditionally-made raw-milk cheeses & dairies. Holtsee (Dairy coop, Cheese cellar, shops and guided tours), Molfsee (open-air museum), Kiel (Laboe Village, harbour), Glücksburg (moated castle, rosarium, Mencke Planetarium, “artefact” energy infotainment centre), Horst (Dannwisch Cheese Dairy), Bendorf (Lohmühle cheese makers) Plön (Lakes, castle), Oster-Ohrstedt (raw-milk cheese dairy) Ratzeburg (island town surrounded by four lakes).

600km, fairytales, myths, legends & culture.

85km, wine, culture, nature, relaxation & fun.

Bremen (Town Musicians), Hamlyn (The Pied Piper’s Town), Hanau (Birthplace and memorial to the Brothers Grimm), Hofgeismar (Sleeping Beauty’s Castle: Sababurg), Kassel (Capital of the German Fairytale Route, Brothers Grimm Museum), Polle (Cinderella), Schwalmstadt (Little Red Riding Hood country), Steinau (Brothers Grimm House), Schauenburg (Märchenwache Arts and Exhibition Centre), Trendelburg (Rapunzel).

Bockenheim (Our Lady of the Grapes, St. Lambert’s Church), Grünstadt (historic monuments), Bad Dürkheim (Giant wine barrel) Wachenheim (Castle) Deidesheim (Parish Church, museum) Neustadt (Half-timbered houses, railway museum, Hambach Castle), Edenboken (Old vintner’s houses), Bad Bergzabern (Palaces, Petronella Spa), Schweigen-Rechtenback (Gateway to the Wine Route).


35 Escorted Coach Tours - Germany Escorted Coach Tours

‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’ The Pied Piper is a legend about the abduction of children from the town of Hamelin (Hameln). Famous versions of the legend are given by the Brothers Grimm.

Luther, Berlin & the Fairy Tale ROAD 8 Days - 7 Nights - Departs Frankfurt

Optional: • Spree Boat trip in Berlin Pay direct € 9.50 per person

Day 3 | Dresden – Wittenberg – Potsdam – Berlin Today we return to the traces of Luther and visit Wittenberg where the reformation started on 31 October 1517 when Martin, according to history, nailed his 95 theses to the portal of the Castle Church. Afterwards, we depart towards Potsdam and the impressive courtyards of Sanssouci Palace, the former summer residence of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia. In the late afternoon we arrive at Berlin. Overnight at Berlin Charlottenburg or similar. (B) Day 4 | Berlin During a city tour see all the highlights of Germany’s capital and most-exciting city! See Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, the Victory Column, Palace Bellevue, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Memorial Church, Checkpoint Charlie, remains of the Wall, Boulevard Unter den Linden and the Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral). The afternoon is free for own activities. Take the opportunity to do an optional boat trip which gives you some memorable views from the Channel Spree. Please just ask your guide! Overnight at Berlin Charlottenburg or similar. (B)

Day 6 | Hamburg – Bremen – Hamelin After breakfast depart for Bremen, the free Hanseatic city at River Weser with an old tradition of seafaring. See ‘Roland’ at the Market Square, the cathedral, the city hall and the bronze statue of Grimms’ Bremer Stadtmusikanten. Rub the donkey’s hooves and a wish comes true! After a walk through the narrow streets of Schnoor Quarter with tiny houses, we turn travel the famous German Fairy Tale Route. In the afternoon we reach Hamelin, a city known for the Pied Piper, another legend that appears in the writings of the Brothers Grimm. Its former wealth – due to its favourable location as a trading centre on the River Weser, was reflected in its lavishly decorated houses. The delightful centre R is a listed site of historical interest. After check-in at the hotel, celebrate our farewell dinner. Overnight at Mercure Hotel or similar. (B,D)

Day 7 | Hamelin – Frankfurt Along the Weser River follow the Fairy Tale Route towards the small and unique city of Hann Münden. Never destroyed, Hann Münden is one the best-preserved half-timbered places in Germany. Enjoy this jewel of Weser Renaissance style before we continue our trip to Frankfurt. On the way to the south we make stops along the road, depending on the weather and traffic situation. In the afternoon we reach Frankfurt where a panoramic city tour of Germany’s financial capital awaits us. Overnight at InterCity Hotel or similar. (B) Day 8 | Frankfurt Our exciting journey ends breakfast at the hotel. (B)

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Day 1 | Frankfurt – Eisenach – Weimar Depart Frankfurt in the morning and drive eastward to Eisenach, dominated by Wartburg Castle. Visit one of the most important buildings of German history and see the room where Martin Luther in only eleven weeks translated the New Testament. Three hundred years before, St. Elizabeth of Thuringia spent almost all her life at the Wartburg. Afterwards, we continue to a cultural treasure, Weimar, where numerous famous persons like Goethe, Schiller, Liszt and Richard Strauss lived and worked. In the evening a Welcome Dinner will be served at our hotel. Overnight at Hotel Leonardo or similar. (D)

Roland Statue, Bremen

Day 2 | Weimar – Dresden After breakfast drive to Dresden, the capital of the Free State of Saxony. On a city tour see one of the loveliest cities of central Europe! Due to its mild climate, the baroque architecture and the renowned museums, Dresden is also called ‘Florence of the Elbe’. See the Semper Opera House, the baroque Zwinger, the Green Vault and, overall, the restored Frauenkirche. Nowadays, it is hard to believe that after the bombing in 1945 the city centre was completely destroyed. The rest of the day is free for own activities. Overnight at Park Inn or similar. (B)

Day 5 | Berlin – Hamburg Today we head north. Our first stop is Hamburg. Enjoy all the main sights of this booming city like St. Michälis Church (called Michel), St. Pauli Quarter, Landungsbrücken, Speicherstadt and the brand-new Hafen City before discovering Germany’s largest port on a typical harbour cruise. The evening is free, maybe for a walk along the Reeperbahn? This amusement district originally was visited by sailors who were able to spend a whole six months pay in only one happy night! Nowadays, of course, you can also see more ‘civilised’ areas. Overnight at Best Western Queens Hotel or similar. (B)

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Four Musicians Statue, Bremen Please note, departure and arrival times/places are subject to change. Due to possible changes during the year, all departure dates/places will be stated on our confirmation. During fair periods a supplement may be charged with regard to accommodation or a suitable alternative may be chosen in the surrounding region. Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.

German Holidays

Price includes: • Accommodation in selected First-Class and Superior TouristClass hotels in room with private facilities and breakfast daily. Hotels listed subject to change. • Touring in modern airconditioned coach with WC • Welcome dinner • Farewell dinner in Hamelin • Entrance fees, tickets & other services: −− Wartburg Castle, Eisenach, −− Harbour Cruise, Hamburg, −− Green Vault, Dresden or Museum of your choice in Dresden • Professional bilingual English/ Spanish speaking guide throughout the tour • Excursions and city tours not marked as optional in itinerary • Baggage handling (1 piece per person) • Service charges and taxes


German Holidays

Escorted Coach Tours

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Left to right: Residence in Würzburg, German Bavarian Pretzel

Romantic Germany 7 Days - 6 Nights - Departs Frankfurt

Price includes: • Accommodation in selected First-Class and Superior TouristClass hotels in room with private facilities & breakfast daily. Hotels listed subject to change. • Touring in modern airconditioned coach with WC • Welcome dinner in Rothenburg • Farewell dinner in Heidelberg • Entrance fees, tickets and other services: −− Residence Würzburg, −− Jakobskirche & Night Watchman Tour in Rothenburg, −− Neuschwanstein Castle −− Linderhof Palace, −− Nymphenburg Palace (only courtyard) −− Olympic Tower, Munich, −− Heidelberg Castle courtyard, wine cellar, −− Rhine River Cruise from Rüdesheim to St. Goarshausen • Professional bilingual English/ Spanish speaking tour guide throughout the tour • All excursions and city tours not marked as optional in the itinerary & baggage handling (1 piece per person) • Service charges and taxes

Houses, Rothenburg

Day 2 | Rothenburg – Augsburg – Munich Today continue along the Romantic Road. See charming villages like Dinkelsbühl or Nördlingen before arriving at Augsburg. Continue to the Bavarian capital, Munich. Enjoy a city tour, showing you the sights of the Bavarian capital including the Nymphenburg Palace and Olympic Tower before checking into your hotel. In the afternoon, take a walk to the ‘Glockenspiel’ (carillon) at Marienplatz. The evening is free for own activities. Overnight at Hotel Eizglesserei or similar. (B) Day 3 | Munich – Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ettal - Oberammergau - Füssen Depending on the weather conditions today, drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, situated at the foot the Zugspitze and one of the most-important wintersport towns in Southern Germany, before going on to the Benedectine Abbey of Ettal and to Oberammergau. The village is internationally-famous for its Passion Play – generally performed every ten years – and for its numerous buildings with Tromp l’oeil (lueftlmalerei) painted façades. Before arriving in Füssen, we make a short stop at the glorious Rococo church in Wies. Overnight at Luitpoldpark-Hotel or similar. (B)

Linderhof Castle Gardens

Day 4 | Füssen – Hohenschwangau – Linderhof – Rottenbuch – Füssen From Füssen it is only a short trip to Hohenschwangau and the castle of King Ludwig II, Neuschwanstein! After a guided visit, continue to Linderhof and its castle on a scenic tour through Austria. Late afternoon, we arrive back in Füssen to see more Rococo architecture and the monastery church Rottenbuch. Overnight at Luitpoldparkhotel or similar. (B) Day 5 | Füssen – Lake Constance – Lindau - Konstanz The tour continues to Lake Constance. Arrive at the north shore of the lake, located between Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Enjoy a walking tour of Lindau before continuing to Konstanz. Continue to Singen. Overnight at Hotel Holiday Inn Express or similar. (B) ne

Frankfurt

Day 1 | Frankfurt – Würzburg – Rothenburg Depart Frankfurt in the morning for a drive through the Spessart Mountains to Würzburg. Enjoy a tour of the Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue on the Romantic Road to Rothenburg, Germany’s “Jewel of the Middle Ages“. Partake in a walking tour which includes a visit to the Jakobskirche with an altar by Tilman Riemenschneider. Enjoy a welcome dinner with a welcome drink. Afterwards join the tour with Night Watchman Overnight at Hotel Eisenhut or similar. (D)

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Day 6 | Lake Constance - Black Forest - Freiburg – Heidelberg Travel to the Black Forest and Freiburg. After a city tour of Friiburg, continue to Heidelberg to see the inner courtyard of the impressive castle, a UneSCo World Heritage Site, and the wine cellar with its big barrel. Enjoy a 3-course farewell dinner at Zum Ritter St. Georg Restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Zum Ritter St. Georg or similar. (B,D) Day 7 | Heidelberg – Rüdesheim – Frankfurt Depart Heidelberg early morning to travel to the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, also a declared UneSCo World Heritage Site and famous for its wines and vineyards. In Ruedesheim we board a steamer for a Rhine River cruise, passing fascinating castles, ruins and the legendary Loreley Rock. Your coach awaits you in St. Goarshausen to return you to Frankfurt where your journey ends with a short panoramic city tour of Germany’s financial capital at approx. 4:00 p.m. (B)

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Oberammergau Please note, departure and arrival times/places are subject to change. Due to possible changes during the year, all departure dates/places will be stated on our confirmation. During fair periods a supplement may be charged with regard to accommodation or a suitable alternative may be chosen in the surrounding region. Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.


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Self-drive Tour

Left-to-right: Museum in Augsburg © Augsburg Tourism; The walled city of Nördlingen

Self-drive Tour: Romantic Road 5 Days - 4 Nights - Departs Frankfurt

Price Includes • Four overnight stays including breakfast daily • City walk in Rothenburg • Night Watchman Walk in Dinkelsbühl • City tour in Augsburg • English guided tour of Neuschwanstein Castle in Hohenschwangau • Service charges and taxes

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German Holidays

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Day 1 | Frankfurt Arrive Frankfurt by own arrangements. Collect documentation upon checkin to your hotel. Overnight at InterCityHotel or similar. Day 2 | Frankfurt - Rothenburg - Dinkelsbühl After breakfast drive along the Autobahn A3 towards Würzburg through the Spessart Mountains. Following the scenic Tauber Valley, passing-by small, historical villages you arrive at Rothenburg o.d. Tauber, the medieval jewel of Germany. Commencing at 2:00p.m. from the City Hall, join the City Walk. From there, it is just a short ride to Dinkelsbühl, the former free Imperial town, surrounded by ancient town walls which you will explore when you accompany the Night Watchman in the evening. Overnight at Hotel Goldene Kanne or similar. (B)

Day 3 | Dinkelsbühl - Nördlingen - Augsburg This morning head south to Nördlingen, the only town in Germany where you can walk the walls and battlements all the way round. The historical old-town is dominated by the bell tower of St. George Church. Your next stop is Augsburg, Germany’s second-oldest town, founded by the Romans in 15 B.C. You are invited to join a city tour, commencing at 2:00p.m. from the City Hall. Overnight at InterCityHotel or similar. (B) Day 4 | Augsburg - Wies - Hohenschwangau After breakfast you are following the Romantic Road heading to the Alps, where the first stop will be at the Wies Church, another architectural treasure and the most beautiful Rococo church of Bavaria. The Romantic Road ends in Füssen and only 3km away is Hohenschwangau with the Royal Castles. Upon check-in at Hotel Müller you will receive your tickets for Neuschwanstein Castle. Overnight at Hotel Müller or similar. (B)

Neuschwanstein Castle

Day 5 | Hohenschwangau Tour ends with breakfast. Visit Neuschwanstein Castle today if you have not already done so. Make arrangements for your departure or continue your stay in Germany. (B)

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Escorted Coach Tours -Christmas Markets Special Departure Tours

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Christmas Delight

4 Days - 3 Nights - Departs Frankfurt

German Holidays

Augsburg Christmas Market © Bayern

German Christmas Markets The magical world of traditional German Christmas Markets is casting more visitors under its spell every year! The historic Christmas Markets, held in cities, towns and villages throughout the country, are becoming increasingly more popular, due, no doubt, to the enchanting Festive Season atmosphere they evoke. The Christmas fairs and markets of Germany are unique. If you're tired of commercialism taking over this holiday period and would like to get right away for a real traditional and romantic Christmas Market, you may wish to consider heading to Germany where gifts are not mass-produced but craft work of real quality! Here you can purchase all kinds of Christmas merchandise and gifts, especially traditional things such as crib figurines, toys, wood carvings, marionettes, candles and lambskin shoes. Many are difficult to resist - as will be the glass of delicious mulled wine you are offered and the baked apples that are very welcome on crisp winter days. The ambience is further enhanced by the aromas of hot chestnuts, grilled sausages and other tasty snacks! Youngsters especially, will be attracted to the gingerbread biscuits known as Lebkuchen, marzipan figures and other sweets.

Price Includes: • Coach transportation as per itinerary • 3 nights at selected first class and superior tourist class hotels, room with private facilities and breakfast daily. Hotels listed are subject to change. • Welcome Snack, Leipzig Christmas Market (local speciality) • Farewell Dinner in Plauen • Entrance fees, tickets and other services at: −− Wartburg Castle, Eisenach −− Porcelain Manufactory, Meissen • Professional bilingual English/ Spanish speaking tour guide throughout the tour • Baggage handling (1 piece per person) • Service charges and taxes

Day 1 Frankfurt – Erfurt – Leipzig Depart Frankfurt in the morning, driving to Eisenach, dominated by the Wartburg Castle. Afterwards, continue to a cultural treasure, Weimar, where famous people like Goethe, Schiller, Liszt and Richard Strauss lived. Continue to Leipzig where you find one of the largest Christmas Markets, located in front of the ancient Town Hall. Marvel at the 25-yard Christmas Tree or stroll by the stalls with handcrafted gifts from the region. Enjoy a very informal German-style snack with bratwurst and mulled wine at one of the food stalls. Overnight at Seaside Hotel or similar.

Frankfurt Christmas Market

Day 2 Leipzig – Meißen – Dresden Continue to Meißen. Visit Meißen, one of Germany’s oldest porcelain manufacturers. Continue to Dresden. After a city tour visiting sights such as the Frauenkirche, the Semper Opera House, the Zwinger and the Green Vault, checkin to your hotel. In the evening visit the Christmas Market in Dresden which is named “Striezelmarkt”. Walk through and see the 16-yard Christmas Pyramid as-well-as visiting the stalls. Overnight at Park Inn or similar. (B)

Day 4 Plauen – Bamberg – Frankfurt This morning travel through Franconian forest to Bamberg. The city has an Old Town, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the Cathedral and the former Benedictine Abbey of Michaelsberg. Walk through the pedestrian-zone around the Cathedral where the Bamberg Christmas Market is located. Travel through the hills of Franconia reaching Frankfurt in the late afternoon. (B) Frankfurt Christmas Market

Day 3 Dresden – Annaberg – Schneeberg – Plauen Continue to two ancient minervillages Schneeberg and Annaberg. These villages are typical for the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains) and home of traditional German woodcarving and Christmas Pyramids. The main Ha besides g its attraction of Schneeberg, Christmas Market, is St. Wolfgang’s Brem nIn the afternoon, continue Church. towards Plauen, a city famous for its handcrafted lace. Farewell Dinner at Ha your hotel. Overnight at Hotel Dormero or similar. (B,D)

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Festive Christmas Markets

Christmas Fantasy 11 Days - 10 Nights Departs Frankfurt

Price Includes: • Coach transportation as per itinerary • 6 nights at selected First-Class and Superior Tourist-Class hotels, room with private facilities with either bath or shower & breakfast daily. Hotels listed are subject to change. • Welcome Dinner in Triberg • Farewell Dinner in Nuremburg • Entrance fees, tickets and other services at: −− Neuschwanstein Castle, −− Jakobskirche, Rothenburg, −− Deep Well & Tower at Kaiserburg, Nuremberg, −− Residence, Würzburg • Professional bilingual English/ Spanish-speaking tour guide throughout the tour • Baggage handling (1 piece per person) • Service charges and taxes

Price Includes: • Coach transportation as per itinerary • 10 nights accommodation in selected first class and superior tourist class hotels in room with private facilities either with bath or shower and breakfast daily • Welcome Snack, Leipzig Christmas Market (local speciality) • Dinner in the Black Forest region • Dinner in Plauen • Farewell Dinner in Nuremburg • Entrance fees, tickets and other services: • Wartburg Castle, Eisenach • Porcelain Manufactory, Meissen • Neuschwanstein Castle • Jakobskirche, Rothenburg • Kaiserburg Castle, Nuremburg • Residence Würzburg • Professional bilingual English/ Spanish speaking tour guide throughout the tour • Baggage handling (1 piece per person) • Service charges and taxes

Day 1 | Frankfurt – Black Forest Depart Frankfurt for Heidelberg for a walking tour of the town. Next stop is Baden-Baden. In the afternoon continue on to the Black Forest. Welcome dinner at your hotel. Overnight at Hotel BW Schwarzwald Residenz or similar. (D)

Day 2 | Black Forest – Füssen Journey to the Allgäu region passing Lake Constance. There are several stops during the trip, one of them is at the Basilica of Birnau. Arrive at Hohenschwangau to see Neuschwanstein Castle! After the guided tour, check-in to Hotel Luitpold Park or similar. (B) Day 3 | Füssen – Munich Arrive at Oberammergau, home of the Passion Plays, stopping at the church in Wies and Benedictine Abbey of Ettal. Continue to Munich. Enjoy a city tour ending at the Christmas Market. Overnight at Kings First Class Hotel or similar. (B) Day 4 | Munich – Salzburg – Munich A full-day excursion to Salzburg. Walking tour through the Old Town, including Mozart’s birthplace, the Getreidegasse and the Cathedral. Explore the city at your leisure; visit the Christmas Market and taste the famous Salzburg sweet, the Mozartkugeln. Overnight at Kings First Class Hotel or similar. (B) Rothenburg Christmas Market

Day 6 Nuremberg Join the walk to the “Christkindl Market” in Nuremberg. Visit the Kaiserburg Castle before exploring the Christmas Market. Enjoy a dinner in one of the local restaurants. Overnight at Hotel Park Inn by Radisson or similar. (B,D)

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Drinking mulled wine at the Chrismas fair

Combines the Festive Christmas Markets Tour and the Christmas Market Delight Tour with an additional night in Frankfurt between tours to enjoy a real Christmas fantasy! Day 1 to 3 On tour Christmas Delight » Frankfurt » Erfurt » Leipzig » Meißen » Dresden » Annaberg » Schneeberg » Plauen » Bamberg » Frankfurt Day 4 | Frankfurt Overnight in Frankfurt Day 5 to 11 On tour Festive Christmas Markets » Frankfurt » Black Forest » Füssen » Munich » Salzburg » Munich » Rothenburg » Nuremberg » Würzburg » Frankfurt Christmas Fantasy 11 Days / 10 Nights Prices from

Festive Christmas Markets 7 days / 6 nights - Prices from Depart Frankfurt

1429

1779

Senior (60+)

1390

1739

Departs Frankfurt on Sunday: 30 Nov, 7 Dec 2014

Nuremberg

Day 5 Munich – Rothenburg – Nuremberg Journey on the Romantic Road to Rothenburg. After a walking tour including the Jakobskirche, enjoy the Christmas Market and visit the worldfamous Christmas Shop. In the afternoon continue to Nuremberg. Overnight at Hotel Park Inn by Radisson or similar. (B)

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Depart Frankfurt

2202

2761

2086

Senior (60+)

2124

2684

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Departs Frankfurt on Sunday & Wednesday: 30 Nov, 7 Dec 2014

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuations. Rates not valid during certain trade congress meetings Hotel room photographs may not be specific to the actual room occupied

German Holidays

7 Days - 6 Nights - Departs Frankfurt

Escorted Coach Tours -Christmas Markets Special Departure Tours

Left: Munich Christmas Market; Right: Lebkuchen stand selling biscuits at a Christmas Market


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German Holidays

Independent Coach Tours

Independent Coach Tours - Germany Pre/Post Accommodation?

Departures are daily from mid April to mid October 2014. Travel is based on the regular coach services operated on the Romantic Road. Individual itineraries are enhanced with further features such as transfers, hotel accommodation and sightseeing programs. Additional nights may be added, subject to availability, to the suggested overnight stays detailed in the planned itinerary, or along the route depending on individual needs.

We can help you complete your itinerary with accommodation, transport and sightseeing options! Contact our office for further information on 1300 65 10 65

Romantic Road & Rothenburg

Three Castles Tour

2 Days - 1 Night - Independent Coach Tour - From Frankfurt

2 Days - 1 Night - Independent Coach Tour - From Munich

Price includes: • 1 night’s accommodation in selected hotel in room with private facilities with either bath or shower, and breakfast • Touring in air-conditioned coach with WC as per itinerary • Rothenburg Walking Tour • Return taxi transfers from coach stop to hotel in Rothenburg • Service charges and taxes

Price Includes • 1 night’s accommodation at Hotel Müller or similar with private facilities with either bath or shower, and breakfast • Touring in air-conditioned coach with WC as per itinerary • Entrance tickets to Hohenschwangau Castle • Service charges and taxes

Day 1 | Frankfurt - Rothenburg Depart Frankfurt for a picturesque tour through the Spessart Mountains to Würzburg, on the banks of the Main River. Continue along the Romantic Road to Rothenburg, Germany’s well-preserved ‘Jewel of the Middle Ages’ with its ramparts, city gates, town hall and Jakobskirche with an altar by famous woodcarver Tilman Riemenschneider. On arrival in Rothenburg, transfer by taxi to your hotel. In the afternoon, join the guided city walk tour or the evening Night Watchman tour. Overnight at Hotel Spitzweg, or similar.

Doorway in the streets of Rothenburg

Day 2 | Rothenburg - Munich After breakfast, transfer by taxi from the hotel to your coach stop. Your coach travels along the Romantic Road passing through such picturesque places as Dinkelsbühl, Nördlingen and Donauworth, with its high-gabled houses and cobbled streets. Continue through Augsburg, a metropolis during the Roman times and famous for its old trade dynasties during the Middle Ages. Arrive Munich at approx. 6 p.m. (B) Itinerary Variations: Munich - Rothenburg - Frankfurt (Reverse Itinerary) departs Munich. Tour ends in Frankfurt at about 7:30 p.m.

Tilman Riemenschneider Restaurant, Rothenburg

Hohenschwangau Castle

Day 2 | Hohenschwangau - Munich After breakfast, store your luggage at the hotel reception (at your own risk) and pick-up your entrance tickets for Hohenschwangau Castle at the front desk of your hotel. Enjoy a guided tour of the castle where the parents of King Ludwig ll lived. The rest of day is at leisure. In the late afternoon transfer back to Munich, where tour ends at approximately 7:00 p.m. (B)

Linderhof Castle

Romantic Road & Rothenburg Tour GHEB608 2 days / 1 night - Prices from

Three Castles Tour GHEB602 2 Days / 1 Night - Prices from

Frankfurt - Munich 2D/1N: Departs Frankfurt: Daily 8 a.m.

306

392

Reverse Itinerary: Munich - Frankfurt, Departs Munich: Daily 10:30 a.m.

325

415

Valid 13 Apr - 15 Oct 2014

Day 1 | Munich - Hohenschwangau Depart Munich in the morning for your first stop at Linderhof Castle for a visit of approximately one hour (unfortunately time does not allow to visit the Moorish Pavilion and Grotto). Next is a short stop in Oberammergau before continuing your journey to Hohenschwangau. Your tour-guide will provide you with the entrance tickets to Linderhof and Neuschwanstein Castles (to be paid locally - see note in price grid). Upon arrival in Hohenschwangau, please check into your hotel first and then visit Neuschwanstein, the famous "Cinderella Castle", built by King Ludwig II. Overnight at Hotel Müller or similar.

Departs Daily: 8:30a.m. from Karstadt Department Store opposite Munich Main train station.

325

417

Valid 1 Apr - 31 Oct 2014. Entrance tickets to be paid directly on the bus to the driver, Total Cost: €21 per person for Linderhof & Neuschwanstein Castles.

Heidelberg Panorama Please note, departure and arrival times/places are subject to change. Due to possible changes during the year, all departure dates/places will be stated on our confirmation. During fair periods a supplement may be charged with regard to accommodation or a suitable alternative may be chosen in the surrounding region. Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.


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Heidelberg & Royal Castles

4 Days - 3 Nights - Independent Coach Tour - From Frankfurt

5 Days - 4 Nights - Independent Coach Tour - From Frankfurt

Price Includes • Accommodation in selected hotels in room including private facilities (with either bath or shower) • Touring in air-conditioned coach with WC as per itinerary • Breakfast daily • Return taxi transfers from coach stop to hotel in Rothenburg • City walk in Rothenburg • City tour in Augsburg • Ticket for Neuschwanstein Castle in Hohenschwangau* • Service charges and taxes

Price includes: • Accommodation in selected hotels in room including private facilities (with either bath or shower) • Breakfast daily • Touring in air-conditioned coach with WC • Return taxi transfers from coach stop to hotel in Rothenburg • Half-day tour to Heidelberg including Heidelberg Castle • City tour in Augsburg • Rothenburg Walking Tour or historic Night Watchman • Neuschwanstein Castle entrance tickets* • Service charges and taxes

Reverse itinerary: *Tickets to be paid directly to the bus driver €21 per person for Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Castles.)

Maximilian Street, Augsburg

Day 1 | Frankfurt - Rothenburg Depart from Frankfurt for a picturesque drive through the Spessart mountains to Würzburg, on the banks of the river Main. Continue on the Romantic Road to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany’s well-preserved "Jewel of the Middle Ages" with its ramparts, city gates, town hall and Jakobskirche (church) with an altar by the famous woodcarver Tilman Riemenschneider. Upon arrival in Rothenburg, a taxi will take you to your hotel. In the afternoon or evening you are invited to join the City Walk with a local guide or the Historic Night Watchman in Rothenburg. Overnight at Hotel Spitzweg or similar.

Colourful houses in Dinkelsbühl ©GNTB

Day 2 | Rothenburg - Augsburg After breakfast, a taxi will meet you at your hotel and take you to the bus stop. Your coach drives along the Romantic Road passing picturesque places such as Dinkelsbühl and Nördlingen with high-gabled houses and cobbledstoned streets. Arrive Augsburg early afternoon. Overnight at InterCityHotel or similar. (B) Day 3 | Augsburg - Hohenschwangau After breakfast, you are invited to join a City Tour starting from the City Hall (Rathaus). You will see important sights of Augsburg, famous for the old trading dynasties (the Fuggers). In the afternoon board the coach again to Hohenschwangau. Overnight at Hotel Müller or similar. (B) Day 4 | Hohenschwangau - Munich In the morning you receive your tickets for Neuschwanstein Castle at the front desk of your hotel. Visit the famous "Cinderella Castle", built by King Ludwig II. Late afternoon proceed to Munich, where tour ends at approximately 7:00 p.m. (B) Reverse itinerary: Additionally includes a stop at Linderhof Castle. Tour ends in Frankfurt at approximately 7:30p.m.

Augsburg & Royal Castles -GHEB600 - 4D/3N 4 Days / 3 Nights - Prices from

Reverse itinerary: *Tickets to be paid directly to the bus driver €21 per person for Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Castles.

Augsburg ©GNTB

Day 1 | Frankfurt - Heidelberg - Frankfurt Commence your tour with a regular diversified half-day trip to Heidelberg, the old university town on the banks of Neckar River, including a visit to the inner courtyard of Heidelberg Castle (lunchbox provided). After returning to Frankfurt, the rest of the day is free for own activities. Overnight at InterCityHotel or similar.

Day 2 | Frankfurt - Rothenburg Depart Frankfurt for a drive through the Spessart Mountains to Würzburg. Continue on the Romantic Road to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany’s well-preserved “Jewel of the Middle Ages” with its ramparts, city gates, and Jakobskirche (church) with an altar by the woodcarver Tilman Riemenschneider. Upon arrival in Rothenburg, a taxi will take you to your hotel. In the afternoon or evening join the City Walk with a local guide or the historic Night Watchman in Rothenburg. Overnight at Hotel Spitzweg or similar. (B) Day 3 | Rothenburg - Augsburg After breakfast, a taxi will meet you at your hotel and take you to the bus stop. Your coach drives along the Romantic Road passing places such as Dinkelsbühl and Nördlingen. Arrive Augsburg in the early afternoon. Overnight at InterCityHotel or similar. (B) Day 4 | Augsburg - Hohenschwangau After breakfast, you are invited to join a City Tour starting from the City Hall. You will see the important sights of Augsburg, which is famous for its old trading dynasties. In the afternoon, board the coach again for Hohenschwangau. Overnight at Hotel Müller or similar. (B) Day 5 | Hohenschwangau - Munich In the morning you receive your tickets for Neuschwanstein Castle at the front desk of your hotel. Visit the famous castle built by King Ludwig II. Late afternoon proceed to Munich, where tour ends at approximately 7:00 p.m. (B)

Heidelberg & Royal Castles GHEB605 - 5D/4N 5 Days / 4 Nights - Prices from:

Departures Frankfurt: Daily 8:00 a.m. Valid 13 Apr - 15 Oct 2014

694

912

Frankfurt - Munich: Departs Frankfurt: Daily 9:30 a.m. Valid 13 Apr - 14 Oct 2014

1015

1306

Reverse Itinerary: Munich - Frankfurt - Includes stop at Linderhof Castle. Departs Munich: Daily 8:30 a.m. Valid 13 Apr - 15 Oct 2014

768

999

Reverse Itinerary: Munich - Frankfurt - Departs Munich: Daily 8:30 a.m. Valid 14 Apr - 16 Oct 2014

1056

1350

Oktoberfest & Munich Trade Fairs supplement (Contact our office for dates and prices)

Oktoberfest & Munich Trade Fairs supplement (Contact our office for dates and prices)

Neuschwanstein Castle © GNTB Please note, departure and arrival times/places are subject to change. Due to possible changes during the year, all departure dates/places will be stated on our confirmation. During fair periods a supplement may be charged with regard to accommodation or a suitable alternative may be chosen in the surrounding region. Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.

German Holidays

Augsburg & Royal Castles

Independent Coach Tours

Left: View of the Zugspite from Garmisch-Partenkirchen; Right: Heidelberg Castle ©GNTB


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Left-to-right: Winter in Zurich, Harder Kulm, near Interlaken, Alpenhorn performance in Interlaken, Edelweiss flower

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Switzerland Holidays

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Switzerland is Europe in miniature. Only 220 km from north to south and 348km east to west, it has nearly 100 spectacular mountains, many huge glaciers, lakes and rivers, rolling meadows, forests, beautiful fertile valleys, ancients cities, towns and villages all lovingly-preserved, possibly the best integrated transport system in the world, and a climate that ranges from alpine to sub-tropical!

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Hans Meier Coach

Welcome to Switzerland

Welcome to Switzerland

The Chocolate Box of Switzerland Bern – the Swiss capital.

The main cities and towns of Switzerland at a glance

The bear featured on the present city coat of arms first appeared in 1224. Bern became a university city in 1834, and in 1848 it was chosen to be the Federal Capital of Switzerland by the 1st National Swiss Parliament.

Montreux – the ‘Pearl of the

Swiss Riviera’ – is situated on the shores of Lake Geneva. Montreux has casinos, hosts rock and jazz festivals and is a modern, uptempo holiday resort. A visit to the Chateau de Chillon or an excursion to Rochers de Naye by scenic cogwheel train is a must!

Useful Information Name: Swiss Confederation

Lucerne

Location/Time Zone: Central European Time (UST+1) Size: 41,285 km2 Capital: Bern Currency: Swiss franc (CHF) Motto: “Unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno” (Latin) “One for all, all for one” Official Language: German, French, Italian, Romansh Population: 8.014 million (2012) Calling code: +41

Interlaken

In the Jungfrau Region between the sparkling waters of Lake Brienz and Lake Thun – lies at the foot of the world famous Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. Its romantic horse-drawn carriages offer an ideal opportunity to enjoy the best of Switzerland.

Locarno & Lugano

Unite the splendour of the Swiss Alps with the serenity of their lakes. Their Mediterranean climate and tropical vegetation contrast dramatically with the ruggedness of the Alps.

– one of the loveliest cities in Switzerland – is the storybook image of a Swiss town, abounding in cobblestoned streets, spires and turrets, covered bridges, frescoed houses and fountains. A visit to the peaks of Mt. Titlis or Mt. Pilatus is also highly recommended!

Geneva - close to the French border in the southwest corner of Switzerland – is a cosmopolitan city and home to many international organisations, the most famous being the United Nations. With lush forests, museums, art galleries, an Opera House and, of course, Lake Geneva with its ‘jet d’eau’ fountain, Geneva has something for everyone to enjoy.

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ZURICH with a magnificent view of the snowcapped Alps on the horizon, Zürich Downtown offers a unique mixture of attractions – over 50 museums and more than 100 art galleries, shops with international fashion labels and the most lively nightlife in Switzerland!

ZERMATT lies at the foot of the

Matterhorn. The town’s touristic development is closely-linked to what is most probably the world’s most famous mountain. This vacation destination is a car-free zone, has preserved its original character and offers nearly unlimited possibilities as far as excursions are concerned.


43 Experience Switzerland by Coach Tours depart from: Zurich: 8:15 a.m from Bus Terminal Sihlquai 8:30 a.m. from Swissotel International Geneva: 8:30 a.m. from Hotel Ramada Encore 9:00 a.m. from Gare Routiere (bus station) - Place Dorciere, Geneva Statue of Charles Chaplin, Vevey © swiss-image.ch

Typical Swiss Tour

2 Days - 1 Night - Escorted Coach Tour - Departs Zurich

4 Days - 3 Nights - Escorted Coach Tour - Departs Geneva

Price Includes:

Price Includes:

Accommodation in First-Class hotel*, in room with private facilities • Breakfast on day indicated (B) • Touring in deluxe airconditioned coaches • Services of a multilingual tour director • Porterage and baggage handling (1 piece per person) • Service charges and taxes

Accommodation in First-Class hotels, in room with private facilities • Breakfast daily and dinners on days indicated (B) or (D) • Touring in deluxe airconditioned coaches • Services of a multilingual tour director • Porterage and baggage handling (1 piece per person) • Service charges and taxes

Mt. Titlis

Day 1 | Zurich – Lucerne – Mt. Titlis – Interlaken Depart Zurich for a short drive to the city of Lucerne where you visit the Lion Monument and walk over the 14th century wooden bridge. Time at leisure for shopping and sightseeing. At noon, proceed to the mountain resort of Engelberg. A cable-car ride to the summit of Mount Titlis brings you up into the high alpine region with its glaciers and eternal ice. Enjoy a magnificent ride in the world’s innovative revolving “ROTAIR” gondola (Take a warm sweater along). In the afternoon cross Brunig Pass to the Bernese Oberland and reach the village of Brienz, famous for its woodcarvers. Continue to the holiday resort of Interlaken at the foot of the Jungfrau mountain. Overnight in Interlaken at a first-class hotel.

Lucerne Cultural & Congress Centre, Lucerne

Day 2 | Interlaken – Bern – Gruyères – Geneva Depart Interlaken in the morning and drive along beautiful Lake Thun to the Swiss capital, Bern. The city is attractively-set on a steep-sided curve of the Aare River and backed by the majestic alps. A city tour to the Old Town includes the Clock Tower, Kramgasse, and the 15th century Cathedral of St. Vincent. A drive south takes you to the scenic dairy farmlands of Gruyères. A beautiful hilltop town, preserved against time, which could be the magical setting for fairytales with its impressive, medieval castle. An informative visit to a milk products factory is a further highlight of the day. Continue to the Swiss Riviera and Geneva, the most cosmopolitan city of Switzerland, arriving in the late afternoon. We suggest an overnight stay in Geneva for the opportunity of exploring this city the following day. We can arrange Geneva accommodation to suit your budget. (B)

Romantic Swiss Tour ZR02G 2 Days / 1 Night - Prices from: Zurich - Geneva

595

638

Senior 60+

567

610

Departs Zurich, every Monday 28 Apr - 13 Oct 2014 For pre and post tour accommodation please refer to page 49

Special NOTE Hans Meier Tourist Ltd guarantee all departures. However, should group size be less than 12 passengers, Hans Meier Tourist Ltd reserves the right to operate the scheduled tour departures in a smaller vehicle types with a driver/guide.

The tour company reserves the right to make changes to the tour program, without notice.

Day 1 | Geneva – Montreux – Zermatt Start with a city tour of Geneva this morning, including the beautiful parks along the lake, the old town with its cathedral, the unique town-hall and the European seat of the United Nations. Late morning depart Geneva and drive to Lausanne and Montreux. Pass by Chillon Castle, the 13th century fortress made famous by Lord Byron’s poem. Time for lunch in Montreux. In the afternoon proceed through the Valais, the valley of the river Rhone with its orchards and vineyards. At Täsch board a cogwheel train that takes you to the mountain resort of Zermatt, at the foot of the mighty Matterhorn. Dinner and overnight in Zermatt at a first-class hotel. (D) Day 2 | Zermatt – Nufenen Pass – Lugano Morning at leisure in Zermatt – admire the quaint old farm houses and barns in their unique style, do some shopping, relax or take an optional cogwheel train to the Gornergrat for a spectacular view of the surrounding snow-covered peaks. Afternoon train to Täsch where your coach is waiting to take you over the breathtaking Nufenen Pass into the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, to the garden city of Lugano. Overnight in Lugano at a first-class hotel. (B)

Lugano

Day 3 | Lugano – Lake Como – Maloja Pass – St. Moritz Depart Lugano and drive along the scenic road to Gandria where you cross the border into Italy. Drive along the romantic shores of Lake Como and Menaggio to Chiavenna in the lovely Breggaglia Valley. In Castasegna, re-enter Switzerland and start the ascent along the Maloja Pass, passing by crystal blue Lake Sils, and Silvaplana before arriving at the world-renowned alpine resort of St. Moritz. Overnight in St. Moritz at a first-class hotel. (B,D) Day 4 | St. Moritz – Principality of Liechtenstein – Zurich Depart St. Moritz in the morning and cross the Fluela Pass to reach Davos and continue to the capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, where there will be time for lunch and sightseeing. This tiny country with the mighty castle, which is the home of the present Prince and his family, attracts visitors from all over the world. In the afternoon continue to Zurich through the picturesque Toggenburg region with its distinctive farmhouses. Tour ends at approx. 5 p.m. in Zurich. (B) As the tour ends late in the day, consider prebooking a night in Zurich or other arrangements.

Seniors Discount will be granted to Senior Citizens (age 60 or above). In order to qualify for the discount the exact date of birth is to be given at time of booking. Please Note: No discount can be granted once booking is confirmed.

Typical Swiss Tour GT04Z 4 Days / 3 Nights - Prices from: Geneva - Zurich

1275

1514

Senior 60+

1220

1458

Departs Geneva, every Wednesday: 30 April - 15 Oct 2014 For pre and post tour accommodation please refer to page 49

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Rates not valid during certain trade congress meetings.

Switzerland Holidays

Romantic Swiss Tour

Escorted Coach Tours

Hans Meier Escorted Coach Tours are created with special care, choosing the most scenic routes for you. The itinerary is designed to show as much as possible but at a leisurely pace which still allows you time to explore on your own. Travel in a modern, comfortable deluxe air-conditioned motor coach. With their friendly crew of experienced drivers and multilingual guides (English and Spanish-speaking) they will ensure that your stay in Switzerland will become an enjoyable experience!


Escorted Coach Tours

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Left: Clock tower, Bern ©swissimage.ch; Right: Chillion Castle, near Montreux

6 Days - 5 Nights - Escorted Coach Tour - Departs Geneva

4 Days - 3 Nights - Escorted Coach Tour - Departs Zurich

Price Includes:

Switzerland Holidays

Swiss Panorama TOur

Charming Swiss Tour

Accommodation in First-Class hotels*, in rooms with private facilities • Breakfast daily and dinner on days indicated (B) or (D) • Touring in deluxe airconditioned coaches • Services of a multilingual tour director • Porterage and baggage handling (1 piece per person) • Service charges and taxes *Geneva-Carouge: Hotel Ramada Encore - 3 Star +

Day 1 | Zurich – Lucerne – Mt. Titlis – Interlaken Depart Zurich for a short drive to the city of Lucerne where you visit the Lion Monument and walk over the 14th century wooden bridge. Time at leisure. At noon proceed to the mountain resort of Engelberg. A cablecar ride to the summit of Mount Titlis brings you up into the high alpine region with its glaciers and eternal ice. Enjoy a magnificent ride in the world’s innovative revolving “ROTAIR” gondola. In the afternoon cross the Brunig Pass to the Bernese Oberland and reach the village of Brienz, famous for its woodcarvers. Continue to the holiday resort of Interlaken at the foot of Jungfrau mountain. Overnight in Interlaken at a first-class hotel.

Day 2 | Interlaken – Bern – Gruyères – Geneva After breakfast depart Interlaken and drive along the Lake of Thun to the Swiss capital, Bern. The city is set on a steep-sided curve of the Aare River and backed by the majestic Alps. A city tour to the Old Town includes the Clock Tower, Kramgasse, and the 15th century Cathedral of St. Vincent. A drive south takes you to the scenic dairy farmlands of Gruyères, a hilltop town, preserved against time with its medieval castle. A visit to a milk products plant is a further highlight of the day. Continue to the Swiss Riviera, arriving Geneva, the most cosmopolitan city of Switzerland, late afternoon. Overnight in Geneva at a superior tourist-class hotel. (B) Day 3 | Geneva – Montreux – Zermatt This morning depart with a city tour of Geneva. See the beautiful parks along the lake, the old town with its cathedral, the unique town-hall and the European seat of the United Nations. Late morning depart Geneva and drive to Lausanne and Montreux. Pass by Chillon Castle, the 13th century fortress made famous by Lord Byron’s poem. Time for lunch in Montreux. In the afternoon, proceed through the Valais, the valley of the river Rhone with its orchards and vineyards. At Täsch, board a cogwheel train that takes you to the mountain resort of Zermatt at the foot of the Matterhorn. Dinner and overnight in Zermatt at a first-class hotel. (B,D) Day 4 | Zermatt – Nufenen Pass – Zurich Morning at leisure in Zermatt. Just relax or take an optional cogwheel train up to Gornergrat for a spectacular view of the surrounding snow-covered peaks! In the afternoon, board the train to Täsch where the bus is waiting to take you over the breathtaking Nufenen Pass to Airolo. Return to Zurich by bus or train. Arrival in Zurich approx. 6:30 p.m. (B)

Price Includes: Accommodation in First-Class hotels*, in rooms with private facilities • Breakfast daily and dinners on days indicated (B) or (D) • Touring in deluxe airconditioned coaches • Services of a multilingual tour director • Porterage and baggage handling (1 piece per person) • Service charges and taxes

Day 1 | Geneva – Montreux – Zermatt Start with a city tour of Geneva this morning. See the beautiful parks along the lake, the old town with its cathedral, the unique town-hall and the European seat of the United Nations. In the late morning leave Geneva and drive to Lausanne and Montreux. Pass by Chillon Castle, the 13th century fortress made famous by Lord Byron’s poem. In the afternoon proceed through the Valais, the valley of the river Rhone with its orchards and vineyards. At Täsch, board a cogwheel train that takes you to the mountain resort of Zermatt at the foot of the mighty Matterhorn. Dinner and overnight at first-class hotel. (D) Day 2 | Zermatt – Nufenen Pass – Lugano Morning at leisure in Zermatt – admire the old farm houses and barns in their unique style, do some shopping, relax or take an optional cogwheel train up to Gornergrat for views of the snow-covered peaks. Afternoon board the train to Täsch where the bus is waiting to take you over the breathtaking Nufenen Pass into the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, to the garden city of Lugano. Overnight at first-class hotel. (B)

Day 3 | Lugano – Lake Como – Maloja Pass – St. Moritz Depart Lugano and drive along the scenic road to Gandria to cross the border into Italy. Along the shores of Lake Como via Menaggio to Chiavenna in the Breggaglia Valley. In Castasegna re-enter Switzerland and start the ascent along the thirteen hairpin bends over the Maloja Pass. Passing by crystal blue Lake Sils and Silvaplana reach the world-renowned alpine resort of St. Moritz. Dinner and overnight at firstclass hotel. (B,D) Day 4 | St. Moritz – Principality of Liechtenstein – Zurich Depart St. Moritz in the morning and cross the Fluela Pass to reach Davos. In the capital of Principality of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, there will be time for lunch and for sightseeing. This tiny country with the castle, which is the home of the present Prince and his family, attracts visitors from all over the world. In the afternoon return to Zurich through the Toggenburg region with its farmhouses. Overnight at first-class hotel. (B) Day 5 | Zurich – Rapperswil – Boat ride on Lake of Zurich At 10.00 a.m. the bus will collect you for a tour that shows you the most interesting sights of Zurich and its surroundings. Start with a city tour of Zurich. Along the Höhenstrasse that offers spectacular views into the Alps, drive to Rapperswil, the town of the roses, where you will see the rose garden, the castle and the deer park on the Lindenhof. Return to Zurich by boat approx. 4:00 p.m. – return to your hotel individually. Overnight at first-class hotel. (B) Day 6 | Zurich Breakfast is served at the hotel. Check out individually no later than 11:00 a.m. (B)

As the tour ends late in the day, consider prebooking a night in Zurich or other arrangements. Zurich © STS swiss-image.ch

Lugano

Charming Swiss Tour ZC04Z 4 Days / 3 Nights - Prices from:

Swiss Panorama Tour GP06Z 6 Days / 5 Nights - Prices from:

Zurich - Zurich

1428

1611

Geneva - Zurich

1590

2011

Senior 60+

1372

1555

Senior 60+

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Departs Zurich, every Monday 28 Apr - 13 Oct 2014

Departs Geneva, every Wednesday: 30 Apr - 15 Oct 2014.

For pre and post tour accommodation please refer to page 49

For pre and post tour accommodation please refer to page 49

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Rates not valid during certain trade congress meetings.


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Mount Titlis

7 Days - 6 Nights - Escorted Coach Tour - Departs Zurich

Glacier Excursion

Day 3 | Interlaken – Bern – Gruyères – Geneva

Accommodation in First-Class hotels*, in rooms with private facilities • Breakfast daily and dinners on days indicated (B) or (D) • Touring in deluxe airconditioned coaches • Services of a multilingual tour director • Porterage and baggage handling (1 piece per person) • Service charges and taxes

Depart Interlaken in the morning and drive along Lake Thun to the Swiss capital, Bern. The city is set on a steepsided curve of the Aare River and backed by the Alps. A city tour to the Old Town includes the Clock Tower, Kramgasse, and the 15th century Cathedral of St. Vincent. A drive south takes you to the dairy farmlands, to Gruyères. A hilltop town, preserved against time with its impressive, medieval castle. A visit to a factory of delicious milk-products is a further highlight of the day. Continue your drive to the Vaud Riviera and reach Geneva. Overnight at superior tourist-class hotel. (B)

Day 1 | Zurich – Jungfraujoch – Interlaken Depart Zurich at 8.00 a.m. for a guided tour to the alpine world of the Bernese Oberland. In Lauterbrunnen board the cogwheel train for an mountain train trip via Kleine Scheidegg at the foot of the Eiger North Face to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe at 3454 m! Today’s highlights include the Ice Palace, the Sphinx Observation Hall overlooking the Aletsch Glacier (Switzerland’s largest glacier) and the snow-capped peaks of the neighbouring countries. Late afternoon check-in to your hotel in Interlaken. Overnight at first-class hotel. Day 2 | Interlaken Today is at your leisure. Interlaken is located between the lakes of Thun and Brienz, at the foot of the towering trio of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. At about 6:00 p.m. meet with your guide in the lobby for a talk about the coach tour starting the following morning. Overnight at first-class hotel. (B)

Day 4 | Geneva – Montreux – Zermatt Start with a city tour of Geneva this morning. See the parks along the lake, the old town with its cathedral, the unique town-hall and the European seat of the United Nations. Late morning depart Geneva and drive to Lausanne and Montreux. Pass by Chillon Castle, the 13th century fortress made famous by Lord Byron’s poem. After noon proceed through the Valais, the valley of the river Rhone with its orchards and vineyards. At Täsch board a cogwheel train that takes you to the mountain resort of Zermatt at the foot of the Matterhorn. Dinner and overnight at first-class hotel. (B,D)

All year round, Mount Titlis offers a snow and ice experience on the highest viewpoint in Central Switzerland. This unique glacier paradise is centrally located and easy to reach. Zermatt

Day 5 | Zermatt – Nufenen Pass – Lugano Morning at leisure in Zermatt – admire the quaint old farm houses and barns in their unique style, do some shopping, relax or take an optional cogwheel train up to Gornergrat for views of the snow-covered peaks. Afternoon board the train to Täsch where your bus is waiting to take you over the Nufenen Pass into the Italian speaking part of Switzerland, to the city of Lugano. Overnight at first-class hotel. (B)

TITLIS CLIFF WALK “NEW for 2013” Get your thrills and walk along the cliff on Mount Titlis. The new glacier suspension bridge is the ultimate highlight of the Swiss Alps.

Day 6 | Lugano – Lake Como – Maloja Pass – St. Moritz Depart Lugano and drive along the scenic road to Gandria where you cross the border into Italy. Along the shores of Lake Como pass by Menaggio and reach Chiavenna in the lovely Breggaglia Valley. In Castasegna re-enter Switzerland and drive through thirteen hairpin bends over the Maloja Pass. Passing by crystal blue Lake Sils and Silvaplana reach the world renowned mountain resort of St. Moritz in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at first-class hotel. (B,D)

Ice Flyer Chair Lift Float safely over crevasses.

Titlis The highest glacier excursion in Central Switzerland (10’000 feet) Titlis Rotair The world’s first revolving cablecar that takes you into a unique glacier world!

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Day 7 | St. Moritz – Principality of Liechtenstein – Zurich Depart St. Moritz in the morning and cross the Fluela Pass to reach Davos. In the capital of Principality of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, there will be time for lunch and for sightseeing. This tiny country with the mighty castle, which is the home of the present Prince and his family, attracts visitors from all over the world. In the afternoon return to Zurich through the Toggenburg region with its farmhouses. Arrival in Zurich at approx. 5:00 pm. (B) As the tour ends late in the day, consider prebooking a night in Zurich or other arrangements. Geneva

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Swiss Grand Alpine Tour with Jungfraujoch


The Jungfrau Railway – 100 years Celebrated its centenary in 2012

Swiss Charming Tour with Jungfraujoch 5 Days - 4 Nights - Escorted Coach Tour - Departs Zurich

Europe’s highest-altitude railway station was opened on 1 August in 1912 (Swiss National Day). At 3,454 metres above sea level, the scenically spectacular Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe – became accessible to a wider public. The idea of building a railway up the Jungfrau Mountain came to Adolf Guyer-Zeller, an already renowned railway pioneer, while hiking in the Jungfrau Region in 1893. Captivated by the towering trio – Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau, he jotted down notes and sketches which corresponded very closely to the subsequent planning and construction of the Jungfrau Railway. Others before him had dreamed of building what became known as the “railway to the sky”.

Price Includes: Accommodation in First-Class hotels*, in rooms with private facilities • Breakfast daily and dinners on days indicated (B) or (D) • Touring in deluxe airconditioned coaches • Services of a multilingual tour director • Porterage and baggage handling (1 piece per person) • Service charges and taxes *Geneva-Carouge: Hotel Ramada Encore - 3 Star +

Day 1 | Zurich – Jungfraujoch – Interlaken Depart Zurich at 8.00 a.m. for a guided tour to the magnificent alpine world of the Bernese Oberland. In Lauterbrunnen we board the cogwheel train for a most interesting mountain train trip via Kleine Scheidegg at the foot of the famous Eiger North Face to u Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe at 3,454 m / 11,333 ft – Europe’s highest railway station. Today’s highlights include the beautiful Ice Palace, the Sphinx Observation Hall overlooking the Aletsch Glacier (Switzerland’s largest glacier) and the snow-capped peaks Da R. of the neighbouring countries. In the late afternoon check-in at your hotel in Interlaken. Dinner on your own. Overnight at first class hotel.

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Day 5 | Zermatt – Nufenen Pass – Zurich Morning at leisure in Zermatt – admire the quaint old farm houses and barns in their unique style, do some shopping, relax or take an optional cogwheel train up to Gornergrat for a spectacular view of the surrounding snow-covered peaks. After noon board the train to Täsch where our bus is waiting to take ich us over the breathtaking Nufenen Pass to Airolo. Return to Zurich by bus or train. Arrival in Zurich approx. 6.30 p.m.

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Day 2 | Independent stay in Interlaken Today is at your leisure. Interlaken is located between the lakes of Thun and Brienz, at the foot of the towering trio of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. A perfect place to relax, or to do some sightseeing and shopping along the Höhenstrasse, the boulevard street in Interlaken with nice restaurants, elegant fashion, watch and jewellers' shops. Interlaken is ideally located for many excursions. Enjoy a leisurely cruise on a modern motor ship or one ofS uttg the rt renovated stately steamers on Lake of Thun. At about 6 p.m. meet with your guide in the lobby for the coach tour starting the following morning. Dinner on your own. Overnight at first class hotel.

Day 4 | Geneva – Montreux – Zermatt Depart with a city tour of Geneva this morning. We will show you the beautiful parks along the lake, the old town with its cathedral, the unique town-hall and the European seat of the United Nations. In the late morning we leave Geneva and drive to Lausanne and Montreux. We pass by Chillon Castle, the 13th century fortress made famous by Lord Byron’s poem. Time for lunch in Montreux. In the afternoon we proceed through the Valais, the valley of the river Rhone with its orchards and vineyards. At Täsch we will board a cogwheel train that takes us to the mountain resort of Zermatt at the foot of the mighty Matterhorn. Dinner and overnight at first class hotel.

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Day 1 Zurich – Lucerne – Mt. Titlis – Interlaken Depart Zurich at 8.30 a.m. A short drive takes you to the city of Lucerne where we visit the Lion Monument and walk over the 14th century wooden bridge. STime at leisure for shopping and sightseeing. At noon you will proceed to the mountain resort of Engelberg. A cable-car ride to the summit of Mount Titlis brings you up into the high alpine region with its glaciers and eternal ice. Enjoy a magnificent ride in the revolving “ROTAIR” gondola (Take a warm sweater along). In the afternoon we cross Brunig Pass to the Bernese Oberland and reach the village Brienz, where you will see woodcarvers at work. Continue to the holiday resort of Interlaken at the foot of Jungfrau mountain. Dinner on your own. Overnight at first-class hotel.

Day 3 Geneva – Montreux – Zermatt Start with a city tour of Geneva this morning. You will see the beautiful parks along the lake, the old town with its cathedral, the unique town-hall and the European seat of the United Nations. In the late morning you will leave Geneva and drive to Lausanne and Montreux. You will pass by Chillon Castle, the 13th century fortress made famous by Lord Byron’s poem. In the afternoon proceed through the Valais, the valley of the river Rhone with its orchards and vineyards. At Täsch you will board a cogwheel train that takes you to the mountain resort of Zermatt at the foot of the mighty Matterhorn. Dinner and overnight at first-class hotel. (B,D) c

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Day 6 St. Moritz – Principality of Liechtenstein – Zurich Depart St. Moritz in the morning and cross the Fluela Pass to reach Davos. In the capital of Principality of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, there will be time for lunch and for sightseeing. This tiny S uttga t country with the mighty castle, which is the home of the present Prince and his family, attracts visitors from all over the world. In the afternoon you will return to Zurich through the Toggenburg region with its picturesque farmhouses. Arrival in Zurich at approx. 5p.m. (B) As the tour ends late GE in M the NY day, consider pre-booking aL kenight in Zurich or other arrangements. Zürich

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Day 2 Interlaken – Bern – Gruyères – Geneva Depart Interlaken in the morning and drive along Lake Thun to the Swiss capital, Bern. The city is attractively set on a steep-sided curve of the River Aare and backed by the Alps. A city tour to the Old Town includes the Clock Tower, Kramgasse, and the 15th century Cathedral of St. Vincent. A drive south takes you to the scenic dairy farmlands, to Gruyères. A hilltop town, preserved against time, which could be the setting for fairytales with its medieval castle. An informative visit to a factory of milk products is a further highlight of your day. Continue your drive to the Vaud Riviera and reach Geneva, the most cosmopolitan city of Switzerland. Dinner on your own. Overnight at superior tourist-class hotel. (B)

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For pre and post tour accommodation please refer to page 49

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Rates not valid during certain trade congress meetings.

Liechtenstein

The Principality of Liechtenstein The House of Liechtenstein is one of the oldest noble families in Europe and a very successful entrepreneurial family! The Princely Art Collections are among the most-important private artcollections in the world and encompass major works of European art over four centuries. Vaduz Castle is the residence of the Princely Family. Visible from far-away and yet close enough to touch, the famous landmark is perched on a rocky terrace above Vaduz, accessible by a romantic footpath. If the blue-red flag with the golden crown flies above the Castle, the Prince is at home. See Vaduz for it’s culture, gastronomy, M the beautiful outdoors, festivals and unique way of life. A one-night stop just doesn’t do Liechtenstein’s many attractions justice! Vaduz Castle

Switzerland Holidays

Accommodation in First-Class hotels*, in rooms with private facilities • Breakfast daily and dinners on days indicated (B) or (D) • Touring in deluxe airconditioned coaches • Services of a multilingual tour director • Porterage and baggage handling (1 piece per person) • Service charges and taxes

Day 5 (unescorted) Zermatt – Glacier Express Train – St. Moritz Today you will travel on the legendary “Glacier Express Train”. You board the train in Zermatt in the morning and a magnificent travelling day is ahead of you. Seated in a comfortable 2nd class compartment, you will pass by breathtaking mountain scenery, snow-covered peaks, meadows with wild flowers and tiny old villages. In the late afternoon you will arrive at the world-renowned mountain resort of St. Moritz. Dinner and overnight at first-class hotel. (B,D)

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Glacier Express Train crossing Landwasser Viaduct

Accommodation in First-Class hotels, in rooms with private facilities • Breakfast daily and dinners on days indicated (B) or (D) • Touring in deluxe airconditioned coaches • Services of a multilingual tour director • Porterage and baggage handling (1 piece per person) • Service charges and taxes

Glacier Express Zermatt - St. Moritz A 7½ hour railway journey across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2’033 metres. The Glacier Express travels a picturesque route between the Graubünden holiday region, the sunny Valais region with its glacier landscape, and the regions of the South. Travel in comfort through the natural beauty of a landscape rich in ancient mountain forests, peaceful alpine meadows, rushing mountain streams and mountain valleys. It was on June 25, 1930 that the Glacier Express started summer operations from Zermatt to St.Moritz, but it was to take more than 50 years before the trains were able to also cross the impassable Furka alpine route in winter. Construction work on the Furka tunnel between Oberwald and Realp began in 1973 and services could finally start on 26 June 1982, allowing the Glacier Express to run year-round.

Day 1 | Geneva – Montreux – Zermatt Start with a city tour of Geneva this morning. In the late morning depart Geneva and drive to Lausanne and Montreux. You will pass Chillon Castle, the 13th century fortress made famous by Lord Byron’s poem. In the afternoon proceed through the Valais. At Täsch board a cogwheel train that takes you to Zermatt at the foot of the mighty Matterhorn. Dinner and overnight in Zermatt at a first-class hotel. (D) Day 2 | Zermatt Full day at leisure in Zermatt. Admire the quaint old farm houses and barns in their unique style, do some shopping or relax. Dinner and overnight in Zermatt at a first-class hotel. (B,D) Day 3 | Zermatt (unescorted) – Glacier Express Train – St. Moritz Today you will travel on the legendary “Glacier Express Train” boarding in Zermatt for a morning departure. A magnificent travelling day is ahead of you. Seated in a comfortable 2nd class compartment. In the late afternoon you will arrive at St. Moritz. Dinner and overnight in St. Moritz at a first-class hotel. (B,D)

Day 6 | Zurich – Lucerne – Mt. Titlis – Interlaken Depart Zurich at 8:30 a.m. A short drive takes you to the city of Lucerne where you’ll visit the Lion Monument and walk over the 14th century wooden bridge. Time at leisure for shopping and sightseeing. At noon proceed to the mountain resort of Engelberg. A cable-car ride to the summit of Mount Titlis brings you up into the high alpine region. Enjoy a ride in the world’s revolving “ROTAIR” gondola. In the afternoon cross the Brünig Pass to the Bernese Oberland to reach the village of Brienz, where you will see woodcarvers at work. Continue to Interlaken at the foot of Jungfrau mountain. Overnight in Interlaken at a first-class hotel. (B)

Day 7 | Interlaken – Bern – Gruyères – Geneva Depart Interlaken in the morning and drive along Lake Thun to the Swiss capital, Bern. The city is set on a steep-sided curve of the River Aare and backed by the majestic alps. A city tour to the Old Town includes the Clock Tower, Kramgasse, and the 15th century Cathedral of St. Vincent. A drive south takes us to the dairy farmlands, to Gruyères: a beautiful hilltop town, preserved against time with its impressive, medieval castle. An informative visit to a milk products factory is a further highlight of the day. Continue driving to the Vaud Riviera and reach Geneva. Tour ends at approx. 5:30 p.m. (B) As the tour ends late in the day, consider prebooking a night in Geneva or other arrangements.

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Day 4 | St. Moritz – Vaduz – Zurich Depart St. Moritz in the morning and cross the Fluela Pass to reach Davos. In the capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, there will be time for lunch and for sightseeing. This tiny country with the mighty castle, which is the home of the present Prince and his family, attracts visitors from all over the world. In the afternoon travel to Zurich through the Toggenburg region with its picturesque farmhouses. Overnight in Zurich at a first-class hotel. (B)

Day 5 | Zurich – Rapperswil – Boat ride on Lake Zurich At 10 a.m. the bus will collect you for a tour that shows you the most interesting sights of Zurich and its surroundings starting with a city tour of Zurich. Along the Höhenstrasse that offers spectacular views into the Alps, you will drive to Rapperswil, the town of the roses, where you will see the rose garden, the castle and the deer park at the Lindenhof. Return to Zurich by boat approx. 4 p.m. – return to your hotel. Overnight in Zurich at a firstclass hotel. (B)

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Day 1 | Zurich – Lucerne – Mt. Titlis – Interlaken Depart Zurich for a short drive to the city of Lucerne to visit the Lion Monument and walk over the 14th century wooden bridge. Time at leisure for shopping and sightseeing. At noon proceed to the mountain resort of Engelberg. A cable-car ride to the summit of Mount Titlis brings you up into the high alpine o Lu vil e region with its glaciers and eternal ice. Enjoy a magnificent ride in the world’s innovative revolving “ROTAIR” gondola. In the afternoon, cross Brunig Pass to the Bernese Oberland and reach Brienz village to see woodcarvers at work. Continue to the holiday resort of Interlaken at the foot of Jungfrau mountain. Overnight at a first-class hotel.

Day 3 | Geneva – Montreux – Zermatt Commence the day withS at city-tour of ar Geneva the European seat of the United Nations. Late morning depart Geneva and drive to Lausanne and Montreux. Pass by Chillon Castle, the 13th century fortress made famous by Lord Byron’s poem and proceed through the Valais, the valley of the river Rhone. At Täsch boardDaan train that takes you to Zermatt, b R at the foot of the Matterhorn. ERMANY Dinner & overnight at a first-class hotel. (B,D)

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Day 4 | Zermatt – Nufenen Pass – Lugano Morning at leisure in Zermatt. Take an optional cogwheel train up to Gornergrat for a view of the surrounding peaks. After noon board the train to Täsch where your bus is waiting to take you over the breathtaking Nufenen Pass into the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, Lugano. Overnight at a first-class hotel. (B) Day 5 | Lugano – Lake Como – Maloja Pass – St. Moritz Depart Lugano and drive along the scenic road to Gandria where you cross the border into Italy. Travel along the shores of Lake Como via Menaggio to Chiavenna in the Breggaglia Valley. Reenter Switzerland at Castasegna. Pass by Lake Sils and Silvaplana to reach St. Moritz. Overnight at a first-class hotel in St. Moritz. (B,D) Day 6 | St. Moritz – Vaduz – Zurich Depart St. Moritz in the morning and cross the Fluela Pass to reach Davos. In the capital of Principality of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, there will be time for lunch and sightseeing. Return to Zurich in the afternoon, passing through the Toggenburg region with its picturesque farmhouses. Overnight at a first-class hotel. (B) Day 7 | Rapperswil – Boatride on Lake Zurich At 10 a.m. your bus will collect you for a tour of the sights of Zurich and Innsb its surroundings. Drive along the Höhenstrasse, with its spectacular views into the Alps, before arriving in Rapperswil. Return to Zurich unescorted by boat. at approx. 4 p.m. - return to your hotel. Dinner on-yourown. Overnight at a first-class hotel. (B) A Day 8 | Tour ends Your tour concludes after breakfast at your hotel. (B)

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As most of our coach tours depart early and arrive at your destination late in the day, please ensure that you have booked pre and post tour accommodation before you depart Australia.

Swissotel International Zurich-Oerlikon, Exterior

Swissotel International Zurich Swissôtel Zurich is a First-Class superior hotel that boasts a prime location within business, cultural, shopping and entertainment areas; ideally located between Zurich Airport and Zurich City. The 347 non-smoking rooms and suites reflect a contemporary and sophisticated style, and feature panoramic views of Zurich and the snow-capped Swiss Alps. Ramada Encore Geneva-Carouge, Exterior

Ramada Encore Geneva-Carouge

The Ramada Encore Geneva is the largest 3-star hotel in the city. The hotel is ideally located between Geneva Stadium and Praille Shopping Centre. Both modern and warm, making your stay enjoyable. 154 air-conditioned rooms, connections: computer and internet via fibre optics, reception 24/7, covered parking.

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Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Rates not valid during certain trade congress meetings.

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Accommodation in First-Class hotels*, in rooms with private facilities • Breakfast daily and dinners on days indicated (B) or (D) • Touring in deluxe airconditioned coaches • Services of a multilingual tour director • Porterage and baggage handling (1 piece per person) • Service charges and taxes

Day 2 | Interlaken – Bern – Gruyères – Geneva Depart Interlaken in the morning and drive along the beautiful Lake Thun to the Swiss capital - Berne. The city is set on a steepsided curve of the River Aare and backed by the majestic Alps. A city tour of the Old Town includes the Clock Tower, Kramgasse, and the 15th century Cathedral of St. Vincent. Drive south to the scenic dairy farmlands of Gruyères. A beautiful hilltop town, preserved against time, which could be the magical setting for fairytales with its impressive, medieval Castle. An informative visit to a milk products factory is a further highlight of the day. Continue to the Vaud Riviera and reach Geneva, the most cosmopolitan city of Switzerland. Overnight at superior tourist-class hotel. (B)

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Linking Europe and the Middle East, suspended between the new and the long-established, Turkey retains a balance of both east and west. Modern city boutiques and exotic bazaars clamour for customers. The different regions of Turkey offer an assortment of landscapes, activities and characters, and whether one is a history or archaeology enthusiast, a sun-worshipper, or city-lover keen on shopping!

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Istanbul The splendid city of Istanbul has many unique and fascinating features. It is the only city in the world reaching across two continents, with its old city in Europe and modern Istanbul situated in Asia, separated by the Bosphorus Strait. It is also unique in having had capital status during two successive empires, Christian Byzantine and Islamic Ottoman, and the legacy from both is visible in the modern city today.

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Location/Time Zone: Eastern Europe (UST+2) Size: 783,562 km2 Capital: Ankara Currency: Turkish liraa (TRY) Motto: Egemenlik, kayıtsız şartsız Milletindir, “Sovereignty unconditionally belongs to the Nation” Official Language: Turkish Population: 75.62 million (2013 est.) Calling code: +90

Turkish Highlights Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii) The Sultan Ahmet Camii, commonly known as the Blue Mosque, with its tiers of magnificent domes and six graceful minarets is one of the most-striking and immediately-distinguishable structures on Istanbul’s skyline. Topkapi Palace Museum The Topkapi Sarayi, built by Mehmet the Conqueror as a Sultan's Palace, consists of a sprawling collection of buildings arranged around several interconnecting courtyards.

Covered Bazaar (Kapali Çarsi) The oldest and biggest enclosed bazaar in the world, also known as the Grand Bazaar, is one of the most enticing and mesmerizing attractions in Istanbul!

Ancient Troy For about 3,000 years the fascinating story involving the destruction of the prosperous city of Troy in a long war fought over the legendary beauty, Helen, was thought to be fiction.

Ephesus Ephesus is the biggest and bestpreserved ancient city in the country and is one of the world's spectacular historical sites.

Goreme The small town of Goreme is situated in the middle of the Valley of Fairy Chimneys, surrounded by the eerie shapes and fantastic rock formations that have made the region famous.


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8 Days - 7 Nights - Escorted Coach Tour - Departs Istanbul

10 Days - 9 Nights - Escorted Coach Tour - Departs Istanbul

Price includes:

Price includes:

• Arrival transfer at the beginning of the tour • Accommodation in DeluxeClass or Superior First-Class hotels with private facilities • Meals are indicated in itineraries by (B) breakfast, (L) lunch, (D) dinner • Licensed guides throughout the land tours within Turkey • Private air-conditioned transportation • Luggage handling • Local taxes and service charges

• Arrival transfer at the beginning of the tour • Accommodation in DeluxeClass or Superior First-Class hotels with private facilities • Meals are indicated in itineraries by (B) breakfast, (L) lunch, (D) dinner • Licensed guides throughout the land tours within Turkey • Private air-conditioned transportation • Luggage handling • Local taxes and service charges

Day 2 | Istanbul Full day tour includes: Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and the Grand Bazaar. Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment. (B)

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Day 4 | Troy – Pergamum – Kusadasi Today visit Troy with its famous wooden-horse, tour the ancient Medical Centre Asclepion in Pergamum and continue on to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi. (B,D) Day 5 | Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Kusadasi Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus and Ku St. Mary’s House and visit z a regional An a do rug production centre. Afternoon l optional: Tour of Sardis or Sirince. (B,D)

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Day 4 | Troy – Pergamum – Kusadasi Today we visit Troy with its famous wooden horse. Before arriving into Asclepion, enjoy lunch with locals in a traditional local village. Then continue to Pergamum to visit the ancient Medical Center in Asclepion and continue to Kusadasi for overnight.

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Day 3 | Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Canakkale Morning departure for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, then across the Dardanelles to Canakkale. Overnight in Canakkale. (B,D)

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Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Rates not valid during certain trade congress meetings. Australia Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Ordinary passport holders can obtain three month-multiple entry e-Visas via the website www.evisa.gov.tr.

PAN EUROPE HOLIDAYS

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Day 3 | Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Canakkale Morning departure for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, then across the Dardanelles to Canakkale for overnight. (B,D)

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CLASSICS OF TURKEY 11 Days - 10 Nights - Escorted Coach Tour - Departs Istanbul

• Arrival and departure transfer at the beginning and on the last day of the tour • Accommodation in First-Class hotels with private facilities • Meals are indicated in itineraries by (B) breakfast, (L) lunch, (D) dinner • Licensed guides throughout the land tours within Turkey • Private air-conditioned transportation • Luggage handling • Local taxes and service charges

Price Excludes: • Personal expenses • Optional tours • Customary tips to guides and drivers

Day 1 | Istanbul Arrival and transfer to hotel. Welcome briefing.

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Day 2 | Istanbul Enjoy a full day tour including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum, residence of the Ottoman Sultans between 1453–1852 (excluding harem). Visit the Hippodrome, which was once the center of life where chariot racing and other public events took place. Tour the Blue Mosque built between 1609 and 1616, famous for its blue ceramic LGARIA tiles.BYour last stop will be the famous Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest and oldest covered market with over 60 streets. Join an optional dinner with belly dancing entertainment.

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Day 3 | Istanbul – Ankara This morning depart on an optional tour of St. Sophia, a church built in the 6th century Byzantine capital, converted to a mosque by the Ottomans, and now a museum and one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders. Continue to cruise along Bosphorus cruise enjoying the strait that separates Asia and Europe. Its shores are lined with fine neighbourhoods, Ottoman palaces, fortresses, old wooden villas, hotels, parks and gardens, restaurants and cafés. Depart for the capital city of Ankara for overnight. (B,D)

Day 5 | Cappadocia Consider an optional early morning hot air balloon tour and experience floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves at sunrise. After breakfast visit Goreme, a historical region of Turkey, located among the rock formations, which was first settled back in the Roman period. Many rock churches can still be seen today, as Christianity was then the prevailing religion in that region. Continue to the town of Avanos renowned for its high quality earthenware. Also visit Pasabagi, Red Valley and attend a brief regional pottery workshop in a cave. (B) Day 6 | Cappadocia – Pamukkale Drive to Pamukkale. En-route visit the famous mausoleum of the Sufi philosopher Mevlana. Drive to Pamukkale, dinner and overnight. (B,D) Day 7 | Pamukkale – Kusadasi Visit the unique cotton fortress of Pamukkale, with its white lime cascades formed by mineral springs, and the ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis. Proceed to Kusadasi for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 | Ankara – Cappadocia Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, a historic caravanserai holding artifacts from up to 7500 years old. Visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the father of modern Turkey. Drive to Cappadocia, touring a 13th century caravanserai en route. Pay a visit to the underground city of Saratli, one of the many underground settlements. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and join an optional Whirling Dervishes performance. Overnight in Cappadocia. (B)

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Day 9 | Pergamum – Troy – Canakkale Visit the ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamum and continue to a traditional local village for lunch with locals. Then continue to Troy with its famous wooden horse, best known for being the setting of the Trojan War and many cities built on top of each other. Continue to Canakkale for overnight. (B,D)

Day 11 | Istanbul – Return Transfer to the airport for your return flight home. (B)

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Day 8 | Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Kusadasi Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural center of the ancient world, and explore 2,000 year-old marble streets, a theater, the Library of Celsius, a gymnasium and Hadrian’s Temple. Take a short drive to see St. Mary’s stone cottage where it is believed Virgin Mary spent her last years accompanied by St. John. Continue to a regional rug production center to have a firsthand experience of this unique art form. Join an optional afternoon tour of Sirince. (B,D)

Day 10 | Dardanelles – Gallipoli – Istanbul Morning departure for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery, Chunuk Bair, then drive to Istanbul for a farewell dinner. Overnight in Istanbul. (B)

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Glories of Turkey 14 Days - 13 Nights - Escorted Coach Tour - Departs Istanbul

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Day 1 | Istanbul Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Welcome briefing will be held.

Day 13 | Istanbul After breakfast take a scenic drive to Istanbul. Afternoon Optional: half day Bosphorus Cruise, including lastminute shopping in the Spice Market. Tonight farewell dinner. (B,D) Day 14 | Istanbul Transfer to the airport. (B)

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Day 7 | Pamukkale – Perge – Antalya Morning drive to Antalya, arrive at mid-noon, pay a visit to the ancient city of Perge, a relaxed afternoon by the Mediterranean coast. (B,D)

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Day 10 | Konya – Cappadocia In the morning, drive to Cappadocia, the land of the fairy chimneys. En route, visit a 13th century caravanserai. Pay a visit to the underground city of Saratli, one of the many underground settlements. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and join an optional Whirling Dervishes performance. (B,D)

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Day 2 | Istanbul Enjoy a full day tour including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum, residence of the Ottoman Sultans between 1453–1852 (excluding harem). Visit the Hippodrome, which was once the center of life where chariot racing and other public events took place. Tour the Blue Mosque built between 1609 and 1616, famous for its blue ceramic tiles. Next see St. Sophia, a church built in the 6th century Byzantine capital, converted to a mosque by the Ottomans, and now a museum and one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders. Your last stop will be the famous Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest and oldest covered market with over 60 streets. Join an optional dinner with belly dancing entertainment(B)

Day 5 | Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Kusadasi Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural center of the ancient world, and explore 2,000 year-old marble streets, a theater, the Library of Celsius, a gymnasium and Hadrian’s Temple. Take a short drive to see St. Mary’s stone cottage where it is believed Virgin Mary spent her last years accompanied by St. John. Continue to a regional rug production center to have a firsthand experience of this unique art form. Join an optional afternoon tour of Sirince.

Day 12 | Cappadocia – Ankara n the morning, depart for the capital city of Ankara through the salt lake area. Enjoy an afternoon tour of the Ataturk Mausoleum and the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, a historic caravanserai holding artifacts from up to 7500 years old.(B,D)

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Day 4 | Troy – Pergamum – Kusadasi Visit Troy with its famous wooden horse, best known for being the setting of the Trojan War and many cities built on top of each other. Before arriving into Asclepion, enjoy lunch with locals in a local village. Then continue to Pergamum to visit the ancient Medical Center in Asclepion and continue to Kusadasi for overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 11 | Cappadocia Consider an optional early morning hot air balloon tour and experience floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves at sunrise. After breakfast visit Goreme, a historical region of Turkey. Continue to the town of Avanos renowned for its high quality earthenware. Also visit Pasabagi, Red Valley and attend a brief regional pottery workshop in a cave. (B,D)

Day 9 | Antalya – Aspendos – Konya After breakfast depart for Konya, en route visit the ancient city Aspendos, known for having the best-preserved theatre of antiquity. Visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana who was a Sufi philosopher. This was also the dervish lodge of the Mevlevi order, better known as the Whirling Dervishes. Continue to the Karatay Koran School, an 800 year-old building, once a Selcuk Islamic theological seminary. Overnight in Konya. (B)

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Ephesus Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Rates not valid during certain trade congress meetings. Australia Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Ordinary passport holders can obtain three month-multiple entry e-Visas via the website www.evisa.gov.tr.

PAN EUROPE HOLIDAYS

• Arrival and departure transfer at the beginning and on the last day of the tour • Accommodation in Deluxe-Class or Superior First-Class or FirstClass hotels with private facilities • Meals are indicated in itineraries by (B) breakfast, (L) lunch, (D) dinner • Licensed guides throughout the land tours within Turkey • Private air-conditioned transportation • Luggage handling • Local taxes and service charges

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• Arrival and departure transfer at the beginning and on the last day of tour • Accommodation in Boutique-Hotel Class hotels with private facilities • Meals are indicated in itineraries by (B) breakfast, (L) lunch, (D) dinner • Flight ticket from Izmir to Kayseri • Licensed guides throughout the land tours within Turkey • Private air-conditioned transportation • Luggage handling • Local taxes and service charges

Price Excludes : • Personal expenses • Optional tours • Customary tips to guides and drivers Day 1 | Arrive Istanbul Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Welcome briefing will be held.

Day 4 | Gallipoli & Troy – Assos In the morning depart for Gallipoli to visit Anzac Cove, the Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair. Before we cross the Dardanelles, visit Suvla Vineyard and wine cellar to taste famous Turkish wines. Continue to Canakkale to visit Troy. Drive to Yesilyurt for dinner and overnight. (B,D) Day 5 | Kusadasi via Pergamum In the morning, drive through the olive forests and stop at an olive museum. Then visit an ethnographical museum in Tahta Kuslar (wooden birds) village. Before arriving in to Asclepion, enjoy lunch with locals in a local village. The last stop of the day will be the ancient Medical Centre Asclepion in Pergamum. Overnight in Kusadasi. (B,L,D)

Day 8 | Cappadocia Consider an optional early morning hot air balloon tour and experience floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves at sunrise. After breakfast visit Goreme, a historical region of Turkey, located among the rock formations, which was first settled, back in the Roman period. Continue to Ozkonak and tour Pigeon Valley Avcilar, the eight-story underground city, and a local pottery making village, Avanos. Conclude with a visit to a traditional Turkish family home. Enjoy dinner from a traditional restaurant. Overnight in Cappadocia. (B,D)

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Day 7 | Kusadasi – Cappadocia Depart on an early morning flight to Kayseri and then proceed to Cappadocia to explore the moon-like landscapes. Drive to Soganli Valley which has been continuously inhabited since the earliest days of the Christian era and is home to churches that date from the 9th-13th centuries. Soganli, like other valleys in Cappadocia, exemplifies the harmony between man and nature. Tonight join an optional Whirling Dervishes performance in an authentic cave setting. (B,D)

Day 6 | Ephesus & St. Mary’s House Morning tour of the glorious ruins at Ephesus, explore 2,000 year-old marble streets, a theatre, the l brary of Celsius, a gymnasium and Hadrian’s Temple. Take a short drive to see St. Mary’s House where she stayed later in life accompanied by St. John, also visit the traditional village of Sirince. Overnight in Kusadasi. (B,D)

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Day 3 | Istanbul In the morning visit Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar. In the evening, join an optional Turkish dinner and enjoy belly and folk dancing entertainment. Overnight in Istanbul. (B)

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Departs Istanbul - 12 Days - 11 Nights - Escorted Coach Tour

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For those on the 15 Day tour Blue Cruise extension Depart early for Fethiye to board a gulet at 10:30am. Spend the afternoon visiting beautiful islands and finally hoist near Göcek Island. Following lunch and a swimming break, cruise to Yassica Island to spend the night and cherish the wonderful scenery. (B,L,D)

Day 9 | Cappadocia – Antalya Proceed to Antalya through the Taurus Mountains and visit Aspendos, the Roman city at the base of the mountains and continue to Perge. Enjoy lunch in a casual, traditional village restaurant. Overnight in Antalya. (B,L,D) Day 10 | Antalya Relax with a free day on the Mediterranean Coast or join an optional tour to the Archeological Museum of Antalya combined with a cruise from the old Roman yacht harbor. Dinner and overnight in Antalya. (B,D)

Day 11 | Myra – Finike – Kalkan Depart in the morning for Myra. Visit the home church of St. Nicholas (Santa Claus) where the floor of the church is made of opus sectile, a mosaic of coloured marble, and there are some remains of frescoes on the walls. Because of the plague that swept through Anatolia (Myra lost one-third of its population to it in 542-3 AD), Muslim raids, flooding and earthquakes, Myra was abandoned by the 11th century. What remains is very impressive - a large theatre with the backdrop of Myra’s famous rockcut tombs. The sight of these is quite striking. Dinner and overnight in Kalkan. Day 12 | Kalkan – Fethiye – Istanbul In the morning drive to Fethiye and visit the Lycian Tombs. Later, transfer to the Dalaman Airport for an afternoon flight to Istanbul. (B)

Day 14 | Kumlubük – Cennet Island – Marmaris Depart early and enjoy breakfast in Kumlubük Bay. Anchor at Cennet Island for our last swimming break and lunch. Proceed to Marmaris Harbour by 4:00pm. Guests wishing to see more of Marmaris are recommended to go to the city centre and experience the nightlife. Overnight stay in Marmaris. (B,L,D) Day 15 | Marmaris Depart from the boat and transfer to the Dalaman Airport. (B)

Göreme is a town in Cappadocia, a historical region of Turkey which is a spectacular example of the effects of erosion of the volcanic tuff sediments by wind and water. Typical features are pillars, columns, towers, obelisks and needles that reach heights of 40m. The major remnant of erosion, Akdağ (1,325m), is the dominant feature in the valley. The nearby Erciyas volcano is still active with occasional minor eruptions. Within these rock formations people have excavated a network of caves which served as refuges, residences, storage and places of worship dating from the 4th century. In the ruin-like landscape of the Cappadocia Plateau where natural erosion has sculpted the tuff into shapes which are eerily reminiscent of towers, spires, domes and pyramids, man has added to the workmanship of the elements by digging cells, churches and veritable subterranean cities which together make up one of the world’s largest cave dwelling complexes! This phenomenal site excels especially for the beauty of the decor of the Christian sanctuaries whose features make Cappadocia one of the leading examples of posticonoclast Byzantine art. Uchisar Castle, Cappadocia

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PAN EUROPE HOLIDAYS

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Day 13 | Bedri Rahmi Bay – Domuz Island – Aga Limani After breakfast, cruise to Bedri Rahmi Bay named after the famous Turkish artist who set voyage on one of the first ‘blue cruises’ in Turkey. Continue to Domuz Island for a swim and anchor in Aga Limani for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

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Welcome to Canada

Left-to-right: Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, Alberta, Skiing Season in Banff; Traditionnal Wendat dancer © Jean-Louis Régis; Husky Puppies in Whistler

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CANADA

Alaska

The vast frontier of Canada is a land of prairies, mountains, fields of glaciers, lakes and rocky coastlines. Filled with diverse wildlife such as wolves, moose, bears, eagles and other animals, the Canadian landscape is one of great natural beauty and provides ample opportunity for outdoor sports such as hiking, fishing, skiing and snowmobiling. Canada’s cities are just as colourful. Whether you’d like to attend a rodeo in Calgary, marvel at the museums in Ottawa, browse the restaurants and art galleries of Toronto’s Distillery District, or have a picnic in Vancouver’s Stanley Park.

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Useful Information Name: Canada Location/Time Zone: Newfoundland Time Zone, Atlantic Time Zone, Eastern Time, Central Time Zone, Mountain Time Zone, and the Pacific Time Zone (UTC−3.5 to −8) Size: 9,984,670 km2 Capital: Ottawa Currency: Canadian dollar (CAD) Motto: “A Mari Usque Ad Mare” (Latin) “From Sea to Sea” Official Language: English, French Population: 34.88 million (2012) Calling code: +1

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Ottawa Canada’s Capital and the country’s fourth largest metropolis, Ottawa is located in Eastern Ontario at the junction of three majestic waterways and just across the Ottawa River from Gatineau, Quebec. A cosmopolitan, intimate capital, Ottawa is a place where you can immerse yourself in Canadian and culture.

Quebec city Quebec City is the heart of Canadian French civilization and the only walled city in North America. The old city of Quebec has been designated a world heritage site by UNESCO to preserve its unique architecture and charm. The old city is set on two levels connected by steps and a funicular.

Montreal French-speaking Montreal is romantic and elegant. This charming island city has plenty to see and do, especially in the realm of culture, and those who plan to travel to Montreal can check a very full calendar of festival events and take in one of these to spice up their visit.

Toronto A holiday in Toronto provides nonstop adventure for tourists with its distinct, compact neighbourhoods, each offering something different, from the summer cultural festivals along the harbourfront to the gaudiness of the Yonge Street strip.

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuations. Rates not valid during certain trade congress meetings Hotel room photographs may not be specific to the actual room occupied

VANCOUVER Vancouver is located between the majestic snowcapped Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, enjoys a mild climate year-round and is surrounded by some of the most stunning natural beauty in the world.

VICTORIA Located on the southernmost tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is sometimes called the most British city in Canada. Victoria is a popular port on Alaskan cruises. Tourists are drawn to Victoria’s manicured gardens and Mediterranean climate, but this large city has many attractions for the whole family.


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Canadian touring 2014-15

Pacific Coast Experience 6 Days - 5 Nights | Vancouver - Victoria - Vancouver

‘Holidays on Location’ has built its reputation on offering quality, value-for-money travel arrangements for the individual traveller. We are celebrating our 35th anniversary with the inaugural launch of Canadian Holidays 2014-15.

Independent Coach Tours

Left-to-right: Niagara Falls, Grizzly Bear at Grouse Mountain, Vancouver

Price Includes:

Day 1 | Arrival in Vancouver Upon arrival at the Vancouver International Airport, transfer on your own by scheduled motorcoach service, limousine or taxi to your downtown hotel. The rest of the evening is at your leisure. Overnight in Vancouver. Day 2 | Discovering Vancouver Included today is a Trolley Tour where you can tour Vancouver at your own pace! Take the entire tour in 2 hours or get off the trolley at any one of the 20 stops to visit attractions. Later, take a free shuttle to Capilano Suspension Bridge. Operating since 1889, Capilano Suspension Bridge is suspended 450 feet across and 230 feet above Capilano River. Admission includes: world-famous Capilano Suspension Bridge, thrilling Treetops Adventure and Cliffhanger Walk. Overnight in Vancouver.

Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver

Day 3 | Vancouver - Victoria Your tour aboard a scheduled motorcoach leaves Vancouver and takes you to Tsawwassen for a 90minute ferry ride to Vancouver Island. En route to Victoria you will visit the world renowned Butchart Gardens. Other sightseeing features include University of Victoria, Royal Victorian Yacht Club, Beacon Hill Park and the attractions around the Inner Harbour. Overnight in Victoria. Day 4 | Sightseeing in Victoria Today is a free day to explore the city. Included is admission to the Royal British Columbia Museum and National Geographic Imax Theatre. This museum is located near the harbour in Victoria and has exhibits on almost everything from First Nations Culture to the most beloved artists from around the world. The National Geographic IMAX is located at the Royal BC Museum. Overnight in Victoria. Day 5 | Victoria to Vancouver Enjoy a morning free to explore the beautiful city of Victoria. Transfer back to the Victoria bus depot by taxi to board your scheduled motorcoach late this afternoon for your return trip to Vancouver. Overnight in Vancouver. Day 6 | Vancouver Your morning is at leisure until your independent transfer to the Vancouver International Airport for your ongoing or homeward flight.

Pacific Coast Experience 6 Days - 5 Nights | Prices from:

Twin

Moderate Hotels Single

Triple

Twin

Deluxe Hotels Single

Triple

1-27 May 2014

1226

1842

1118

1548

2528

1323

28 May - 26 Jun 2014

1258

1905

1139

1548

2506

1323

27 Jun - 30 Sep 2014

1355

2099

1203

1600

2613

1358

1-26 Oct 2014

1040

1466

992

1501

2415

1285

Moderate Hotels used: Vancouver - Century Plaza Hotel, Studio Room, Victoria - Marriott Inner Harbour, Standard Room Deluxe Hotels used: Vancouver - The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, - Fairmont Room

Victoria - The Fairmont Empress, Fairmont Room

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuations. Rates not valid during certain trade congress meetings Hotel room photographs may not be specific to the actual room occupied

Canadian Holidays

• 5 nights hotel accommodation • Sightseeing tour from Vancouver to Victoria including ferry fare • Entries and Admissions: −− Vancouver Aquarium −− Marine Science Centre • Admission and transfers to: −− Capilano Suspension Bridge −− Butchart Gardens −− Royal BC Museum −− National Geographic IMAX Theatre • Transfers to Victoria to Vancouver by coach & ferry • Vancouver Taxi Transfer - as indicated in itinerary • Documentation including itinerary, brochures, maps and vouchers • Hotel luggage handling • HST and GST taxes


Independent Coach Tours

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Left-to-right: Aerial view of Vancouver, Parliament Building, Victoria BC

Discover City, Sea & Sky

7 Days - 6 Nights | Vancouver - Victoria - Whistler - Vancouver

Canadian Holidays

Price Includes: • 6 nights accommodation • Return transfers between Vancouver Airport or downtown bus depot to Victoria Bus depot (including ferry fares) including a scenic cruise through the Strait of Georgia • Taxi transfer from Victoria bus depot to hotel • City tour of Victoria • Butchart Gardens Admission • Taxi transfer from Vancouver bus depot to hotel • Vancouver Trolley Tour • Admission to the Vancouver Aquarium • Sunset Dinner Cruise in Vancouver • Rocky Mountaineer “Whistler Classic” train from Vancouver to Whistler including breakfast and transfers • Treetop Canopy Walk OR Ziptrek Ecotour in Whistler • Transfer from Whistler to Vancouver airport or downtown • Luggage handling at hotels • HST and GST taxes

Butchart Gardens, Victoria

Day 1 | Vancouver to Victoria Upon arrival in Vancouver, transfer by one of many regularly scheduled motor coach services over the Strait of Georgia (BC Ferry fare also included) from the Vancouver bus depot to the Victoria bus depot and then transfer by taxi (included) to your selected hotel. Overnight in Victoria

Totem Poles at Stanley Park, Vancouver

Day 2 | Victoria Spend your morning at leisure in Victoria and then get ready for a 90 minute, fully-narrated Victoria City Tour. This narrated tour shows you the famous landmarks of the city and explains the history behind them. Discover Victoria’s homes, gardens, the Legislative Building, Beacon Hill Park, Mile Zero, the residential areas of the Uplands and Oak Bay and other historical points like Chinatown and Antique Row. At 1:00 pm you’ll depart downtown Victoria depot with a scenic trip to the world famous Butchart Gardens. Once at the Gardens, take a stroll and enjoy the floral displays for your choice of 2 or 3 hours. Take the 4:00 pm or 5:30 pm shuttle back to downtown Victoria to end your day’s excursion. Overnight in Victoria. Day 3 | Victoria to Vancouver Enjoy a free morning before returning to Vancouver. Take any scheduled motor coach and ferry service back to the mainland. Upon arrival into Vancouver, transfer by taxi (included) to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city. Attractions you may wish to visit include The Lookout! Tower or the Vancouver Art Gallery. Overnight in Vancouver

British Columbia Whistler

Alberta

Vancouver Victoria

Day 5 | Vancouver to Whistler The Whistler Mountaineer is a 3-hour, premier train journey from North Vancouver to Whistler. This service delivers the unique blend of contrasts the Sea to Sky region is famous for; cities and old growth forests, action and serenity, deep valleys and snow-capped peaks, seascapes and mountain views. Included is breakfast served at your seat and interpretive commentary from the onboard attendants. Overnight in Whistler. (B) Day 6 | Whistler Today’s options in Whistler are the choice of the Tree Trek Canopy Walk, a walk through a network of suspension bridges, boardwalks and trails that take you from the forest floor to the upper reaches of the forest canopy OR try the Ziptrek Ecotour where you’ll experience the exhilaration of flying as you glide along steel ziplines suspended high above the white-water river that divides Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. The ziplines are joined by a network of ground based boardwalks and trails, and by aerial stairways and bridges at heights of over eighty feet in the tree canopy! Overnight in Whistler City

CANADA

Seattle

Day 4 | Vancouver E xperience Vancouver’s Trolley Attractions Tour today - and tour at your own pace! Take the entire tour in 2 hours or get off the trolley at any one of the 20 stops to visit attractions, shop or dine. Then re-board another trolley to continue your tour. Some of the 20 stops include the Totem Poles in Stanley Park, Gastown, Vancouver Aquarium, English Bay, and Granville Island. Included is admission to the Vancouver Aquarium. Later this evening, take in a West Coast Sunset over the Pacific Ocean on an evening dinner cruise past Stanley Park, through English Bay and into False Creek. Included onboard is a buffet-style meal featuring filet of fresh BC salmon and slow roasted “Baron” of prime Alberta beef as well as live entertainment from one of the featured performers. Overnight in Vancouver. (D)

USA

Inuksuk, Whistler

Day 7 | Whistler to Vancouver This day is at leisure until your transfer to Vancouver. Travel along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway offering panoramic views of Howe Sound and the Coast Range Mountains. Other highlights en route include the Shannon Falls and the Stawamus Chief rock face. Continue to the coastal city of Vancouver, travelling across the Lions’ Gate Bridge (named after two mountain peaks said to resemble sleeping lions). Upon arrival in Vancouver, choose to be dropped off at a downtown hotel or the Vancouver International Airport for your ongoing or homeward flight.

Vancouver from Stanley Park Discover City, Sea & Sky 7 Days - 6 Nights Departs Sundays -Thursdays Prices from: Value Hotels

Twin

12-22 May 2014

1579

Single

2136

25 May - 18 Sep 2014

1678

2333

Moderate Hotels

Twin

Single

12-22 May 2014

1723

2413

25 May - 26 Jun 2014

1761

2491

29 Jun - 18 Sep 2014

1846

2658

Deluxe Hotels

Twin

Single

12-22 May 2014

2097

3144

25 May - 18 Sep 2014

2109

3164

Value

Moderate

Deluxe

Victoria

Best Western Carlton Plaza, Standard Room

Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour, Standard Room

The Fairmont Empress, Fairmont Room

Vancouver

Sandman Vancouver City Centre, Standard Room

Century Plaza Hotel, Studio Room

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Room

Listel Whistler, Standard Room

Delta Whistler Village Inn & Suites, Delta Room

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Fairmont Room

Whistler

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuations. Rates not valid during certain trade congress meetings Hotel room photographs may not be specific to the actual room occupied


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Alpine Explorer

Gardens, Grapes & Glaciers

4 Days - 3 Nights - Vancouver - Calgary

Price Includes:

Day 1 | Vancouver to Kelowna Depart Vancouver, through the lush Fraser delta region, and over the Coquihalla Pass. Start along the Fraser River, a major salmon spawning route. This area attracts and feeds many predators such as eagles and bears who depend on this yearly feast that sustains them during the winter months ahead. After lunch, continue your trek on the Coquihalla Highway up into the heart of ranching country. A brief stop at the Merritt Visitor Centre allows time to stretch and learn about one of the ranching settlements in British Columbia from 1880. Travel onto the wine region of the Okanagan Valley. Visit a local winery for a tour and wine tasting. Sample a variety of handcrafted Okanagan wines in this setting. Kelowna is the cultural centre of the Okanagan Valley. Evening in Kelowna at leisure. Overnight in Kelowna. (L)

Day 2 | Kelowna to Banff After breakfast, travel through the Okanagan Valley, through the town of Vernon. After a quick stop in either Armstrong or Sicamous continue onto the Monashee Mountains and travel past Craigellachie. Stop for lunch in the Revelstoke. Ascending Roger’s Pass, the summit of Glacier National Park. As you enter Banff National Park, stop at world-famous Lake Louise, a stunning emerald green lake. Continue to the town of Banff for your overnight. Overnight in Banff. (B, L) Day 3 | Banff to Columbia Icefield (Round Trip) Today’s journey travels along the famous Icefields Parkway. Travel through Banff and Jasper National Parks with stops at the Columbia Icefield & the Glacier Skywalk. At the Columbia Icefield, enjoy lunch at the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre. After, board a Brewster Ice Explorer and travel onto the icy slopes of the Athabasca Glacier. This excursion allows you to travel in a Brewster Ice Explorer to the middle of the 362 meter high glacier while the driver/guide explains how the glaciers are formed. Only a few minutes from the Athabasca Glacier is the Glacier Skywalk which consists of a 400 metre interpretive boardwalk and a observation platform extending 30 metres out over the Sunwapta Valley. Return to Banff along the Icefields Parkway. Overnight in Banff. Day 4 | Banff to Calgary This morning’s excursion tours through the town of Banff and its environs. Ascend Tunnel Mountain Drive to view Bow Falls and the hoodoos, followed by a visit to Lake Minnewanka and Two Jack Lake. Then take a ride on a gondola car to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Early this afternoon, depart Banff and travel to Calgary. Upon arrival, you will be dropped off either at your downtown hotel or the Calgary Airport.

Bald Eagle Alpine Explorer 4 Days - 3 Nights - Vancouver to Calgary - Departs Daily

Itinerary available in reverse - Prices from: Twin

Single

Deluxe hotels

Twin

Single

1-29 May 2014

1442

1759

1-29 May 2014

1794

2395

30 May - 30 Sep 2014

1575

2024

30 May - 28 Jun 2014

1947

2702

1-10 Oct 2014

1419

1715

29 Jun - 31 Aug 2014

1969

2745

1 - 30 Sep 2014

1942

2691

1-10 Oct 2014

1686

2180

Value Hotels: Prices & hotels available on request. Triple & Quad Room rates also available on request

• 1 night accommodation • Exclusive sightseeing between Calgary and Vancouver • 1 breakfast and 2 lunches between Vancouver and Banff • Admission to Hell’s Gate (when starting from Calgary) • Wine tasting in Kelowna & Take Home Gift • Luggage handling at hotel • National Park fees • HST and GST taxes Fairmont Lake Louise

Day 1 | Calgary to Kelowna Early morning departure from the city of Calgary takes you from the prairies, through the foothills and into the Rocky Mountains of Banff National Park. Witness a change of scenery from the horizon of central Alberta to mountain peaks, in just 90 minutes. After a brief stop in the town of Banff, and continue to Lake Louise, one of the most stunning emerald green lakes in the Canadian Rockies. There will be enough time to explore the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise on your own. Ascending Roger’s Pass, the summit of Glacier National Park, this route follows the Canadian Pacific rail line all along the way. A lunch break (included) is made in the alpine town of Revelstoke. Driving further south, the Trans Canada Highway travels past Craigellachie. Continue on your journey into the wine region of the Okanagan Valley, through the town of Vernon. The last stop of the day is at a local winery for an exclusive tour and educational wine tasting. Sample a variety of hand-crafted Okanagan wines in this unique and authentic setting. An evening arrival at your Kelowna hotel allows time for dinner (meal not included) and exploration of the lakefront. Overnight in Kelowna. (L)

British Columbia

Deluxe Hotels used: Moderate Hotel Kelowna & The Fairmont Banff Springs,Fairmont Room

Day 2 | Kelowna to Vancouver After breakfast, depart the Okanagan Valley on the Coquihalla highway which travels through the interior to the town of Merritt. There, time is allowed at the Visitor Centre to learn about this historic territory, one of the premier ranching settlements in British Columbia from 1880. Then follow the Fraser River where en route a stop is made at Hell’s Gate, located in the scenic Fraser Canyon. You will descend from the highway level in one of two gondolas, and experience a flight directly above the Hell’s Gate fishways, where sockeye salmon travel to their spawning grounds. At the lower terminal, after a 152-metre descent across the canyon, there are observation points to view the Fraser River surging through the gorge. Admission and lunch are included before your return trip up to the highway level. Following lunch, continue along the Fraser River, a major salmon spawning route. This area attracts and feeds many predators such as eagles and bears who depend on this yearly feast that sustains them during the winter months ahead. Travel through the Fraser delta region and then into downtown Vancouver, for a late afternoon arrival. (B, L)

Alberta Lake Louise

Kelowna

Moderate hotels

Moderate Hotels used: Moderate Hotel Kelowna & Mount Royal Hotel Banff (Premium Room)

Price Includes:

Vancouver

Banff Calgary Cedaer Creek Winery, Kelowna

Seattle Gardens, Grapes & Glaciers

Moderate Hotels

USA - Departs Daily 2 Days - 1 Night - Calgary - Vancouver Itinerary available in reverse - Prices from:

Twin

Single

Triple

1 May - 8 Oct 2014

916

1073

876

Hotel Used: Moderate Hotel Kelowna. Child and Quad rates also available.

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuations. Rates not valid during certain trade congress meetings Hotel room photographs may not be specific to the actual room occupied

Canadian Holidays

• 3 nights hotel accommodation • Visit Banff, Lake Louise , Columbia Icefield and Kelowna • Glacier Adventure & lunch • Glacier Skywalk • Souvenir photograph at either the Banff Gondola or the Columbia Icefield • Sightseeing excursion of Banff • Banff Gondola • Exclusive sightseeing between Banff and Vancouver • Wine tasting in Kelowna & Take Home Gift • 1 breakfast and 2 lunches between Vancouver and Banff • Luggage handling at hotels • National Park fees • HST and GST taxes

2 Days - 1 Night - Calgary - Vancouver

Independent Coach Tours

Left-to-right: Brewster Ice Explorers on the Glaciers, Icefields Parkway; Kelowna © Kelowna Tourism


Canadian Holidays

Independent Coach Tours

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Left: Maligne Lake, Jasper; Right: Enjoying a drink in Kelowna

Mountains, Waterfalls & Wines 8 Days / 7 Nights - Calgary to Vancouver

Price Includes: • 7 nights accommodation on room only basis • Sightseeing excursion of Banff • Banff Gondola • Banff Lake Cruise (May 9 - Oct 5 2014) • Excursion from Banff to Jasper • Glacier Adventure & lunch • Glacier Skywalk • Souvenir photograph at either the Banff Gondola or the Columbia Icefield • Transfer from Jasper to Lake Louise • Exclusive sightseeing between Lake Louise and Vancouver • 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches between Vancouver and Lake Louise • Admission to Hell’s Gate (when starting from Calgary) • Tour while in Kelowna, options include: The Sampler (including lunch) or Eastside Bench Winery Tour (including lunch) • Wine tasting in Kelowna & Take Home Gift • Luggage handling at hotels • National Park fees • HST and GST taxes

Not Included • Transfers between airports, hotels and bus depots (unless noted) • Meals (unless noted) • Gratuities to sightseeing motor coach

Day 1 | Calgary to Banff Today, transfer to the resort town of Banff from the Calgary International Airport or your downtown hotel (included). Upon arrival in Banff, you will be dropped off at your hotel. Overnight in Banff.

Vineyards in Kelowna

Day 2 | Banff This morning’s excursion tours through the town of Banff. Ascend Tunnel Mountain Drive to view Bow Falls and the hoodoos, followed by a visit to Lake Minnewanka and Two Jack Lake. Later, take a ride (included) on a gondola car to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Enjoy a panorama of mountain ranges, valleys, lakes and views of the Banff town site, 770 metres below. This afternoon, take a short excursion to Lake Minnewanka, one of Alberta’s largest bodies of water, for your boat cruise. Cruise for approximately 1.5 hours, travelling beneath the peaks of Mount Aylmer and Mount Inglismaldie, the hoodoo clusters and into Devil’s Gap. Return to Banff via Two Jack Lake and Mount Rundle. Overnight in Banff. Day 3 | Banff to Jasper Today’s journey travels north along the Icefields Parkway, one of the most spectacular highways in North America. Travel through Banff and Jasper National Parks with a stop at the Columbia Icefield allowing time for a Brewster “Glacier Experience.” A memorable trip onto the icy slopes of the Athabasca Glacier in a specially designed Brewster Ice Explorer, takes you to the middle of the glacier while the driver/guide explains how the glaciers are formed and points out interesting geological features. Leaving the Athabasca Glacier, visit the newly opened Glacier Skywalk prior to your arrival into Jasper. Overnight in Jasper

Jasper British Columbia Kelowna Vancouver Seattle

Alberta

Lake Louise Banff Calgary

Day 4 | Jasper to Lake Louise Spend the morning exploring Jasper on your own. You may wish to visit the local shops, take an optional sightseeing excursion of Jasper or visit Whistler’s Mountain and ride the skytram to the summit. This afternoon depart Jasper and travel south along the scenic Icefields Parkway to the Lake Louse. Overnight in Lake Louise. Day 5 | Lake Louise to Kelowna Today, depart Lake Louise and head into the province of British Columbia. Ascending Roger’s Pass, the summit of Glacier National Park. A lunch break (included) is made in the alpine town of Revelstoke. Continue on your journey into the famed wine region of the Okanagan Valley, through the town of Vernon. Visit a local winery for an exclusive tour and educational wine tasting. Sample a variety of handcrafted Okanagan wines in this unique and authentic setting. An evening arrival at your Kelowna hotel allows time for dinner (meal not included) and exploration of the lakefront. Overnight in Kelowna. (L) Day 6 | Kelowna Start your day off with a delicious Okanagan breakfast (included) at your hotel. Afterwards you will have your choice of taking one of two winery tours. Option #1 The Sampler: Exciting and fun winery tour in Kelowna. Visit local wineries for a tour and wine tastings. Enjoy wine tastings at Mission Hill, Quails’ Gate Estate Winery and at one other winery. Savour delectable cuisine (lunch included) overlooking vineyards, Okanagan Lake and the Valley. Option #2 Eastside Bench: Enjoy an in depth wine tour with stops at Carmelis Goat Cheese farm, Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Cedar Creek Estate Winery and Tantalus Winery. Artisan lunch included. Overnight in Kelowna. (B,L)

Day 7 | Kelowna to Vancouver After breakfast (included), depart the Okanagan Valley on the Coquihalla highway which travels through the interior to the town of Merritt. There, time is allowed at the Visitor Centre to stretch and learn about this historic territory, one of the premier ranching settlements in British Columbia from 1880. Then follow the Fraser River and connect with the Fraser Canyon. En route a stop is made at Hell’s Gate, located in Fraser Canyon. Descend from the highway level in one of two gondolas, directly above the Hell’s Gate fishways,. At the lower terminal, after a 152-metre descent across the canyon, there are observation points to view the Fraser River. Following lunch, connect with the Fraser River, a major salmon spawning route. On the last leg of your journey, you’ll find yourself travelling through the Fraser delta region and then into Vancouver, for a late afternoon arrival. Overnight in Vancouver. (B) Day 8 | Depart Vancouver A morning check out of your hotel and transfer (not included) to the Vancouver International Airport.

Mountains, Waterfalls & Wines 8 Days - 7 Nights - Departs Daily Prices from: Moderate Hotels

Twin

1-25 May 2014

2254

Single 3256

26 May - 30 Sep 2014

2600

3904

1-8 Oct 2014

2071

2836

Deluxe Hotels

Twin

Single

1-25 May 2014

3019

4675

26 May - 24 Jun 2014

3409

5408

25 Jun - 31 Aug 2014

3461

5514

1-30 Sep 2014

3397

5385

1-8 Oct 2014

2848

4286

Value Hotels, Triple & Quad Room rates Prices & hotels available on request.

City

Value

Moderate

Deluxe

Banff

Banff International,

Mount Royal,

The Fairmont Banff Springs,

Superior Room

Standard Room

Fairmont Room

Jasper

Marmot Lodge,

Chateau Jasper,

The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge,

Standard Room

Standard Room

Fairmont Room

Lake Louise

Lake Louise Inn,

Deer Lodge,

The Fairmont Chateau

Kelowna Vancouver

Economy Double

Heritage Double

Lake Louise, Fairmont Room

Moderate Hotel Kelowna

Moderate Hotel Kelowna

Moderate Hotel Kelowna

Sandman Vancouver

Century Plaza,

The Fairmont Vancouver,

City Centre, Standard Room

Studio Room

Fairmont Room

Prices are per person in Australi n Dol ars and are subject to currency fluctuations. Rates not valid during certain trade congress meetings Hotel room photographs may not be specific to the actual room occupied


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Explore Atlantic Canada 13 Days - 12 Nights - Halifax to Halifax

Price Includes:

Not Included • Transfers between airports, hotels and bus depots (unless noted) • Meals (unless noted) • Gratuities to sightseeing motor coach drivers and taxi drivers

Day 1 | Arrive Halifax Arrive in Halifax and check in to our accommodations which are located in the downtown of this urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean. Meet our Tour Director and fellow travellers this evening at a Welcome Reception. Overnight in Halifax.

Day 3 | Moncton to Saint John Visit the Hopewell Rocks on the coast of the Bay of Fundy. Marvel at these massive flower-pot shaped formations sculpted by the highest tides on the planet. Travel through Fundy National Park on to Canada’s first incorporated city, Saint John, on the southern New Brunswick coast. Enjoy a city tour, including the Reversing Falls, before checking into your Harbour-front accommodations. Overnight in Saint John. (B, L, D) Day 4 | St. Andrews by-the-Sea Enjoy a day trip to St. Andrews by-the Sea where the quaint charm of this coastal town is sure to captivate. After a Whale Watching Boat Tour (weather permitting), the afternoon is yours discover this seaside gem at your own pace. Overnight in St. Andrews. (B, L) Day 5 | Saint John - Annapolis Valley Enjoy free time in Saint John this morning before you ferry back to Nova Scotia; be on the look-out for whales as you cross the Bay of Fundy. Arrive in Digby, the scallop capital of the world, where the fresh sea air and passionate Acadian culture combine to form an historically rich town. Overnight in Digby. (B, D) Day 6 | Annapolis Valley to Halifax Travel the Annapolis Valley and learn about the French Acadians who established their first settlement in the early 1600’s. Visit Grand Pre National Historic Site where fact and fiction blend to reveal the romance of the Land of Evangeline. Visit a local winery for a tour and tasting before arriving in Halifax for the evening. Overnight in Halifax. (B)

Day 10 | Charlottetown to Baddeck Ferry over the Northumberland Strait back to Nova Scotia and proceed to Cape Breton Island - the Scotland of North America – via the Canso Causeway. Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck. Overnight in Baddeck. (B, D) Joggins Fossil Cliffs © Nova Scotia Tourism

Day 7 | Halifax to Oak Island Discover the charm of the renowned fishing village of Peggy’s Cove over breakfast. Travel Nova Scotia’s South Shore and on to the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg, renowned for it’s fleets of Grand Banks’ fishing schooners. Take a walking tour of one of the most remarkably preserved colonial settlements in the New World, and visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to learn about the town’s seafaring heritage. Travel to Mahone Bay where 19th century-built churches represents an iconic cultural landscape of Nova Scotia. Enjoy some free time to stroll through the town. Arrive in Western Shore for the night and learn of Oak Island. Overnight in Oak Island. (B, D) Day 8 | Oak Island to Charlottetown Travel by ferry to Prince Edward Island via the Confederation Bridge, the world’s longest continuous multi-span bridge. En route, learn about Mi’kmaq culture at the Glooscap Heritage Centre & Mi’kmaq Museum. Experience true Maritime hospitality this evening at a Prince Edward Island lobster supper before checking into your accommodation. Overnight in Charlottetown. (B, D) Day 9 | Prince Edward Island Enjoy a free morning in Charlottetown, or join a walking tour of the city. This afternoon, make your way to Prince Edward Island National Park. Before returning to Charlottetown, visit Green Gables Heritage Site, the inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic Anne of Green Gables books. Overnight in Charlottetown. (B, L)

Day 11 | Cabot Trail Touring Today, travel the Cabot Trail which winds around Cape Breton’s northern shore, ascending to the plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Lookouts offer vistas of this rugged coastline. Also enjoy a Whale Watching Boat Tour (weather permitting). Overnight in Baddeck. (B, L, D) Day 12 | Baddeck to Halifax Today visit the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, a reconstruction depicting the settlement of 1744 New France. Proceed along the shore of the Bras d’Or Lake to the mainland, and back to Halifax for one last night in the Maritimes. Overnight in Halifax. (B) Day 13 | Depart Halifax Your package ends upon check out from the hotel. (B) Explore Atlantic Canada EAC12 13 Days - 12 Nights - Prices from: Moderate Hotels

Twin

Single

10 Jun - 30 Sep 2014

4973

6290

2014 Departure Dates 10, 24 June | 8,15,22 July | 5, 19 August 2, 16, 23, 30 September 2014

City

Moderate

Halifax

Cambridge Suites, Standard Room

Moncton

Crowne Plaza Moncton Downtown, Standard Room

Saint John

Hilton Saint John, Standard Room

Digby

Digby Pines Resort, Standard Room

Oak Island

Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island, Standard Room

Charlottetown

Rodd Charlottetown, Standard Room

Baddeck

Inverary Resort, Standard Room

Argyle Street in Halifax © Nova Scotia Tourism Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuations. Rates not valid during certain trade congress meetings Hotel room photographs may not be specific to the actual room occupied

Canadian Holidays

• 12 nights accommodation on room only basis • 24 meals including: −− 2 lobster dinners • Welcome Reception • Joggins Fossil Cliffs – a UNESCO World Heritage Site • Dinner Cruise on Shediac Bay • Hopewell Rocks Ocean Tidal Exploration Site • Fundy National Park • Saint John City Tour including Reversing Falls • St. Andrew’s by-the-Sea Day Trip • Ferry from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia • Grand Pre National Historic Site • Annapolis Valley Winery Tour & Tasting • Peggy’s Cove • Lunenburg – a UNESCO World Heritage Site • Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic • Glooscap Heritage Centre & Mi’kmaq Museum • Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island • Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place • Ferry from Prince Edward Island to Nova Scotia • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site • World Famous Cabot Trail • Cape Breton Highlands National Park • Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site • 2 Whale Watching Boat Tours • Luggage handling at hotels • HST and GST taxes

Day 2 | Halifax to Moncton Explore the Bay of Fundy and learn about the world’s highest tides as we meander its coastline to New Brunswick’s bilingual city of Moncton. En route, explore the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See exposed layers of rock revealing the world’s most complete fossil record of life in the “Coal Age” of 300 million years ago. After crossing into New Brunswick, a culinary experience awaits as we cruise the waters of Shediac Bay aboard a lobster boat; learn about the fishing industry and enjoy a lobster supper. Arrive in Moncton and check into your hotel. Overnight in Moncton.

Escorted Program

Left: Fortress of Louisbourg © Parks Canada; Right: Prince Edward Island National Park © Parks Canada/ Stephen Des Roches


Self-Drive Tours

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Left-to-right: Black Bear on a rocky coastline near Campbell River ©Tourism BC/Tom Ryan, Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies © Thompson Okanagan Tourism

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This package is best suited for those interested in exploring the culture and traditions of Western Canada’s First Nation’s people. Passing through historic sites and villages will bring you face to face with the people, their art, stories and history. Witness some of the Prince Rupert ©Tourism BC most beautiful and awe-inspiring Day 1 | Exploring Vancouver scenery in Western Canada. Price Includes: • 14 nights accommodation room only • BC Ferry fare for car and passenger for the Inside Passage from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert • BC Ferry fare from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay • Luggage handling at hotels • National Park fees • Self-drive routing, maps, itinerary and general information package • Admission to the following: −− Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site −− Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site −− Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site −− Butchart Gardens −− Quw’utsun’ Cultural and Conference Centre −− Whale watching in Telegraph Cove −− Fort St. James National Historic Site −− Maligne Lake Cruise −− Glacier Adventure −− Glacier Skywalk −− Souvenir photograph at either the Columbia Icefield or the Banff Gondola −− Banff Gondola −− Banff’s Upper Hot Springs −− Hell’s Gate Tram • HST and GST taxes

Pick up your rental car (not included) and proceed to your Vancouver hotel. The day is yours to discover the coastal city of Vancouver. Canada’s thirdlargest metropolitan centre, Vancouver is a busy port with a multi-cultural ambiance. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 2 | Vancouver - Victoria Your destination today is the city of Victoria located on Vancouver Island. Departing Vancouver, stop at the village of Steveston and newly-restored Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. This salmon cannery, built in 1894, now houses interpretive displays and exhibitions about the west coast fishing industry. Continue to the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal for your 90 min. ride to Victoria (ferry fare included). Overnight in Victoria. Day 3 | Victoria Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Victoria’s attractions, museums, galleries, parks and Inner Harbour. Visit Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse, a former military installation and first permanent lighthouse built in 1860 that is still functioning today. Rest of the day is at leisure to explore Victoria. Overnight in Victoria.

Day 4 | Victoria - Campbell River Departing Victoria, wind your way up the Island Highway through such communities as Duncan, known as the “City of Totems”. Here you will find an authentic representation of the Northwest Coast Indians’ world at the Quw’utsun’ Heritage Village (formerly known as Cowichan). This site features totem carving demonstrations, weaving, beading and knitting. Continuing, pass the community of Chemainus, the “City of Murals”. Your final destination today is Campbell River - “Salmon Capital of the World”. Upon arrival, spend your evening in one of the most serene and tranquil areas of the country. Overnight in Campbell River.

Day 6 | Cruising - Prince Rupert An early morning transfer to the B.C. Ferry Terminal where you will board your vessel bound for a full day of cruising on one of the world’s most beautiful ocean voyages. As you follow 400 km of B.C.’s coastline, you will be tracing a path between the northern tip of Vancouver Island and Prince Rupert, the gateway to Alaska. Overnight in Prince Rupert.

Day 5 | Campbell River - Port Hardy Your route today features a stop at Telegraph Cove for a 5-hour nature cruise. Possible wildlife sightings may include Dall’s porpoises, harbour seals, otters, killer whales or bald eagles. Depart Telegraph Cove and continue on the Island Highway, reaching its northern terminus at the city of Port Hardy. Overnight in Port Hardy.

Day 7 | Prince Rupert - Smithers Departing Prince Rupert today, follow the Yellowhead Highway through northern British Columbia’s forested landscape. Your first stop will be the fishing village of Port Edward followed by the replica Gitksan Indian Village of ‘Ksan (admission not included), adjacent to the town of Old Hazelton. Overnight in Smithers.

Gitksan Village of ‘Ksan, Hazelton ©Tourism BC

Day 8 | Smithers - Prince George Continuing on the Yellowhead Highway, make a short detour to the Fort St. James National Historic Site, an 1896 Hudson’s Bay Company fur trading post. The site features reconstructed and restored buildings that house artifacts and replicas of furs, trade goods, and furnishing of the late 1800’s. Overnight in Prince George. Port Edward ©Tourism BC/JF Bergeron

Not Included • Transfers between airports, hotels and bus depots (unless noted) • Meals (unless noted) • Rental vehicle, parking fees & drop-off fees • Gratuities to sightseeing motor coach drivers and taxi drivers Fisgard Lighthouse, Victoria ©Tourism BC/Tom Ryan Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuations. Rates not valid during certain trade congress meetings Hotel room photographs may not be specific to the actual room occupied


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Left-to-right: Spirit Island on the Malign Lake, Jasper; Hell’s Gate Tram ride over the Fraser River © Hell’s Gate Airtram

Self-Drive: Totem Circle 15 Days - 14 Nights - Vancouver to Vancouver

Day 9 | Prince George - Jasper Venturing eastward, enter the Rocky Mountains today and pass by Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Check-in to your Jasper hotel before taking a wander through this mountain resort town. Overnight in Jasper. Day 10 | Jasper A day at leisure to enjoy Jasper. Included is a boat cruise on Maligne Lake. Some suggested activities are stopping at Maligne Canyon or hiking one of the local trails. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 12 | Banff Enjoy the sights of Banff this morning as you enter a Banff Gondola car that will whisk you to the summit of Sulphur mountain. Also included in your package is admission to the Upper Hot Springs and the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Overnight in Banff.

Day 15 | Departing Vancouver Your vacation concludes today with the return of your rental vehicle to either the Vancouver International Airport or any downtown drop-off location.

Self-Drive: Totem Circle 15 Days - 14 Nights - Vancouver to Vancouver

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The Kermode bear Spirit Bear The Kermode bear (Ursus americanus kermodei, pronounced kerr-MO-dee), also known as a "spirit bear" (particularly to the Native tribes of British Columbia), is a subspecies of the North American Black Bear living in the central and north coast of British Columbia, Canada. It is noted for about 1/10 of their population having white or cream-coloured coats. Spirit bears hold a prominent place in the oral stories of the Canadian First Nations of the area. The kermodei subspecies ranges from Princess Royal Island to Prince Rupert, British Columbia on the coast, and inland toward Hazelton, British Columbia.

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Day 11 | Jasper - Banff Today, travel the Icefields Parkway and stop at the Glacier Skywalk and then the Athabasca Glacier for an Ice Explorer ride onto the glacier. Other recommended stops are Athabasca Falls, Peyto Lake, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and Johnson Canyon. Overnight in Banff.

Fraser River © Tourism British Columbia

Day 13 | Banff - Kamloops Departing Banff today, travel along the Trans Canada Highway 1 and into Yoho National Park. The mountains are the source for the park’s many waterfalls including Laughing Falls, Wapta Falls, Twin Falls and one of Canada’s highest at 254 metres, Takakkaw Falls. The water from the melting glacier sediment gives Emerald Lake and famed Lake O’Hara their unique green hue. A short drive beyond Revelstoke you will find Craigellachie, where the “last spike” was driven completing the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885. Your destination today is Kamloops, the largest city in south central BC. Overnight in Kamloops.

Day 14 | Kamploops to Vancouver Continue your journey through neardesert regions before following the Fraser River through a narrow canyon. During this stretch of highway, stop at Hell’s Gate for a tram ride over the unique fish ladders in the Fraser River that aid spawning salmon in this difficult part of the river. Make a stop at Hell’s Gate, for a tram ride, before continuing on to downtown Vancouver. Overnight in Vancouver.


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Left-to-right: Osoyoos © Destination Osoyoos; Sockeye salmon run in the Adams River, Chase ©Chun Lee

Self-Drive: Ranches, Wines, BEd & BReakfast 7 Days - 6 Nights - Kelowna to Kelowna

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Okanagan Valley Located in southern British Columbia, Canada - the Okanagan Valley is one of the warmest regions in all of Canada. The Okanagan is comprised of the major centres of Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon and Osoyoos. During the summer months, visitors are offered countless sandy beaches, hot sun, and a variety of outdoor and water activities. Okanagan Lake provides the valley not only with excellent swimming but is also a spectacular backdrop to the golf courses and wineries and popular ski resorts located in the rolling hills of the valley. The Okanagan is considered a premiere wine valley and a tour of the local wineries is a must for anyone visiting the region.

• 6 nights Bed & Breakfast accommodation • Self guided half day wineries tour including lunch • Luggage handling at accommodation • Self-drive routing, maps, itinerary and general information package • HST and GST taxes

Not Included • Transfers between airports, hotels and bus depots (unless noted) • Meals (unless noted) • Rental vehicle, parking fees & drop-off fees • Gratuities to sightseeing motor coach drivers and taxi drivers

Day 1 | Kelowna to Penticton Upon arrival at the Kelowna Airport, pick up a rental car (not included) and travel to Penticton, one of the only Canadian cities located in a semi-arid desert region. Cradled within tree trimmed mountain slopes, dramatic cliffs, and bordered by two pristine lakes, Penticton offers her natural beauty all year round. Some of the major attractions are: wineries, fruit orchards, Okanagan Lake, Skaha Lake, Channel between the lakes and Farmer John’s Petting Zoo. (Attractions not included). Overnight in Penticton. Day 2 | Penticton Today, go on winery tasting adventure! Visit four wineries including See Ya Later Ranch, Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate and Sumac Ridge Estate Winery. Lunch is included today at the Cellar Door Bistro. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Penticton.

Day 3 | Penticton - Osoyoos Leave Penticton today and travel to Osoyoos, one of the hottest areas and most unusual geographical regions in Canada. The community lies in the shadow of the Cascade Mountains creating a hot, sunny, dry climate. For this reason, the area boasts its own climate zone called “Osoyoos Arid Biotic Zone.” Canada’s lowest annual precipitation, warmest annual temperature, and warmest fresh water lake can be found here. This arid zone is the northern tip of the Sonoran Desert which extends from Mexico into Canada. It is biologically classified as Canada’s only desert because of the unique flora and fauna that call the area home. Overnight in Osoyoos. Day 4 | Osoyoos - Merritt Today, leave the wineries and desert and travel to ranching country. The city of Merritt is your destination today. Right from the beginning, early settlers were attracted to the area because of its rich grasslands ideally suited for livestock. Overnight in Merritt. Day 5 | Merritt Today, explore the area. There are many historic sites in Merritt such as the Baillie House (built in 1908) and Douglas Lake Ranch. Established in 1886, it is Canada’s largest working cattle ranch. The ranch is approximately 515,000 acres in size, has in the neighbourhood of 18,000 head of cattle. Overnight in Merritt.

Vintage Fruit Labels © Kelowna Tourism

Day 6 | Merritt - Chase Depart Merritt today and travel towards Chase. You are entering the Shuswap area of British Columbia. With one thousand kilometres (600 miles) of shoreline possessing 25 marine parks, sandy beaches, private coves and narrow channels, this area deserves its distinction of being “The House Boating Capital of Canada.” Your destination today is the town of Chase located on Little Shuswap Lake. The local scenery is a study in contrasts with rolling ranchlands and thick forests. Overnight in Chase. Day 7 | Chase - Kelowna Return to Kelowna today. Travel through rich farmlands, vineyards and orchards. Don’t forget to stop by a local fruit stand. They offer an outstanding variety of local fruits, vegetables and preserves. Upon arrival back into Kelowna, your ranch stay concludes with the return of your rental vehicle.

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Left-to-right: Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site © Parks Canada; Place Royale , Quebec City © Louis Vezina

Self-Drive: Quebec Countryside & Cities 8 Days - 7 Nights | Montreal to Quebec City

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Not Included • Transfers between airports, hotels and bus depots (unless noted) • Meals (unless noted) • Rental vehicle, parking fees & drop-off fees • Gratuities to sightseeing motor coach drivers and taxi drivers Day 1 | Montreal Pick up your rental vehicle (not included) upon arrival at Montréal’s Dorval airport. After checking in to your hotel, the day is yours to explore this fascinating city’s blend of old and new. The buildings of Old Town Montréal date from the 1700’s, and today host housing boutiques, galleries and restaurants. Among the attractions in Old Town is Pointe-a-Calliere, Museum of Archaeology and History (not included) - don’t miss the underground archaeological tour and multimedia show. Overnight in Montréal

Fur Trade at Lachine © Parks Canada

Day 2 | Montreal - Tremblant (241 km) On your way to Tremblant, take a short detour to visit the Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site interactive exhibits depicting life for the fur traders and voyageurs of the 18th century. There are many other activities and points of interest in the Lachine area to visit before you continue on your short trip to Tremblant (approximately 2.5 hours from Lachine). Overnight in Tremblant Day 3 | Tremblant Today is all yours to explore the great outdoors at Mont Tremblant! You may wish try canoeing, horseback riding, biking, exploring a forest canopy, hiking, air or sea plane tours. Or you may wish to just wander around the many shops and sample the great cuisine.Overnight in Tremblant Day 4 | Tremblant to Trois-Rivieres Depart Tremblant bound for TroisRivieres. En route, visit Fort Lennox National Historic Site, an authentic reconstruction of a British fortification. Next on your journey is Fort Chambly National Historic Site a stone fort built by the French in 1711 and restored in 1983. Overnight in Trois-Rivières

Day 6 | La Malbaie Today take a trip to Tadoussac to see the whales! The St. Lawrence River is home to several species of marine mammals, including such whales as minkes, fins and even the mammoth blue whale. Keep your camera ready and marvel at the beauty of the region’s landscape. You may see a beluga whale surface from the water. The excursion is guided by an experienced team of naturalists. Overnight in La Malbaie.

Whales near the St. Lawrence River

Day 7 | La Malbaie to Quebec City (141 km) Today you will return to Québec City. Founded in 1606 and North America’s only European-style “walled” city, there are a number of excellent national historic sites within the city, each presenting a glimpse of Canada’s past. Visit the Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site. Modern-day Québec City is terrific, too - sidewalk cafes, artists and entertainers, shopping, galleries, all brimming with French passion and joie de vivre. Visit the Citadel - Musee du Royal 22nd Regiment. Overnight in Québec City Day 8 | Depart Quebec City Your vacation concludes today with check out at your hotel and the return of your rental vehicle.

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• 7 nights accommodation • Admission to the Following: −− The Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site −− Fort Lennox National Historic Site −− Fort Chambly National Historic Site −− Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site −− Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site −− Old Port of Québec Interpretive Centre −− Whale watching from Tadoussac • Luggage handling at hotels • Self-drive routing, maps, itinerary and general information package • HST and GST taxes

Day 5 | Trois-Rivieres - La Malbaie (253 km) This morning, visit Forges du SaintMaurice National Historic Site in TroisRivieres, birthplace of Canada’s steel industry. Next, continue northward to La Maurice National Park, a hiker’s paradise. Continue onto your destination of Pointe-Au-Pic, following the St. Lawrence River. This historic waterway will take you into the scenic Québec countryside that presents many photo opportunities. Overnight in La Malbaie


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Located harbour-side with views of Lake Como, the hotel is in the heart of Como, just 300m from Como Cathedral. 71 rooms each with private facilities and minibar.

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Contemporary hotel located a 5-minute walk from Missori Metro Railway Station. 158 soundproofed rooms each with a flat-screen TV, private facilities.

per studio, per night, low season, sleeps 1-2 people

Como |

per person per night, low season, twin share

Italy

Prices from

Prices From STUDIO

per person per night, low season, twin share

per person per night, low season, twin share

Turkey

Yasmak’s rooms are elegantly furnished and each offer a private bathroom with marbled counter top basin, bathtub and a satellite TV . Prices from

$96

Prices are per person, per night in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Hotel room photographs may not be specific to the actual room occupied.

per person per night, low season, twin share


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Extend your city stay with Holidays on Location - Call 1300 65 10 65 Coach Tours Left-to-Right: Eiffel Tower, Paris; Trevi Fountain, Rome; Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan; Gondolas in Venice

AUSTRIA / GERMANY / Switzerland

Accommodation options for Austria, Germany & Switzerland

Salzburg | Markus Sittikus +

Austria

Ema House Apartments

Comfortable family-run hotel in the centre of the city, close to Mirabell Gardens and the main railway station. All rooms with private facilities. Breakfast room and bar. Prices from

$74



Austria

BERLIN | crowne plaza 

Germany

This 4-star hotel is a 2-minute walk from the Kurfürstendamm shopping street. 423 rooms with flat-screen TV, tea/ coffee facilities and a safety deposit box. Prices from

$95

Prices from

MUNICH | King’s hotel First Class 

Germany

Close to Munich Central Station, this grand hotel offers 86 elegant rooms each with a four-poster bed, coffee machine, flat-screen TV and a iPod docking station.

$173

per person per night, low season, twin share

HeidelBerg | Holländer Hof Germany +

per person, per night, low season, sleeps 1-2 people

Rothenburg | Eisenhut  Located in the Old-town next to the Christmas Museum in Rothenburg featuring traditional-styled rooms, each is unique in size and decor.

$139

Switzerland

Situated in the heart of Zurich’s Old Town and a short distance from the Bahnhofstrasse. The hotel has 62 rooms with every modern convenience.

Prices on application

Prices from

Zurich | Rütli 

Germany

This historic, 5-star hotel is located close to Frankfurt’s Main Train Station. 297 rooms with private facilities and flat-screen TV, located either in the modern or historic wing.

$139

1-Bedroom apartment (2 people) per night, low season

per person per night, low season, twin share

FRANKFURT | Le Meriden Parkhotel 

Prices from

$317

Prices from

per person per night, low season, twin share

per person, per night, low season, sleeps 1-2 people

Germany

Located beside the Alte Brücke Bridge, this historic hotel offers classicalstyled rooms. 39 spacious rooms each feature Wi-Fi, cable TV andminibar. Prices from

$116

per person per night, low season, twin share

Prices are per person, per night in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Hotel room photographs may not be specific to the actual room occupied.

Holidays on location

Spacious living room with work area, bedroom, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, telephone, broadband LAN and TV/video

Built in Vienna in 1896. This traditional hotel is close to the State Opera House and the Ringstrasse. 74 rooms with private facilities, pay-TV, safe, minibar, hairdryer, and internet.

$94

Switzerland

per person per night, low season, twin share

Vienna | Kaiserhof 

Prices from

Zurich Apartments |


Holidays on Location

Booking Conditions

70 Booking Conditions 1 Goods and Services Tax – GST Does not apply to overseas arrangements such as hotels, tours, hire cars but does apply to service fees charged in Australia, such as amendment and cancellation fees. Where applicable, GST is included in the prices quoted. 2 Brochure Validity This brochure is valid from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015, except where indicated otherwise elsewhere in this brochure. 3 Deposits and Final Payments Deposit: A NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of A$165.00 per person for land-only bookings, A$330.00 per person for all coach tours & packaged holidays, A$550.00 per person for all Brewster Vacations Canada Inc. and Rocky Mountaineer Tours, is payable at time of placing your booking. In the event where your booking request cannot be confirmed, we will refund your deposit in full. Final Payment: Final payment is due 60 days before your departure date from Australia for all products (except for Brewster Vacations Canada Inc. and Rocky Mountaineer products and services) booked with Holidays on Location including packaged holidays with rail travel segments that may remain unconfirmed due to reservation of the same being out of range at the time full payment is due. Final Payment for Brewster Vacations Canada Inc. and Rocky Mountaineer products and services is due 75 days before your departure date from Australia. 4 Single Room Supplement Single occupancy of a room by choice or circumstance is subject to the applicable supplement as charged by the service provider. 5 Individual Rail Bookings A minimum fee of A$33 per booking will be levied on all point-to-point European and Canadian rail bookings, and seat reservations . 6 Booking and Amendment Fees Booking conditions and amendment fees apply to all products and services except for Brewster Vacations Canada Inc. and Rocky Mountaineer products and services. PLEASE NOTE: Booking fees are applicable for one-night stays and when no accommodation has been booked with requested service. Prior to document issue: One change permitted without penalty (excludes airline, rail, cruise or other services where an amendment may be treated as a cancellation). Subsequent amendments will attract a fee of A$55 per file, per amendment. An amendment is a change to an existing booking and not a transfer to another tour, where cancellation fees may apply. Correct names: To avoid any possible inconvenience or denial of service. It is important that the booking name given to Holidays on Location is exactly as shown in your passport. Any name, initial or spelling change will incur a fee of A$55.00 per file and if this is required to be made after documents have been issued a A$110.00 per file will apply. Proof of age to qualify for a seniors discount must be evidenced before the booking is confirmed. After confirmation but before document issue a fee of A$55.00 per person and after document issue and if the discount can be secured a fee of A$110.00 per person will apply to change a confirmed booking.

6.1 Amendment Fees for: a. Brewster Vacations Canada Inc. We, at Holidays On Location, advise and declare the following special amendment fees and conditions imposed by Brewster Vacations Canada Inc. as follows: “Any amendments or cancellations cause administration and communication expenses as well as potential loss of revenue to Brewster.These costs will be absorbed (unless otherwise identified at time of reservation or indicated in the tariff ) up until the cancellation policies listed below take effect. Notification of cancellation is based on a working week in Canada and must be received in writing. Weekend days or statutory holidays cannot be calculated in “days” prior to policies for cancellation fee avoidance. Submission of cancellations to Brewster Vacations Canada during non-business days or hours of operations may result in a late cancellation submission to the reservation. Please be aware of time zones and dates when submitting cancellations to Brewster. An acknowledgement of cancellation notice will be sent; should you NOT receive this notice, then cancellation has NOT been received by Brewster Vacations Canada and must be resent. Charges will be based on the date cancellation is received by Brewster. In the event of major fuel price increases, Brewster Vacations Canada Inc. Reserves the right to adjust the contracted price accordingly with a fuel surcharge.”

11 Cancellations Should you or any member of your party be forced to cancel your travel arrangements you must advise in writing your travel agent or Holidays On Location without further delay.

60-35 Days

34-15 Days

14-0 Days

b. Rocky Mountaineer We, at Holidays On Location, advise and declare the following amendment fees and conditions imposed by Rocky Mountaineer as follows: “Rocky Mountaineer charges full cancellation policies for Name Changes, which includes spelling corrections for misspelled names. Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf and GoldLeaf: Full penalty applies at 61 days prior to the first day of travel. Name changes are subject to a A$65 per person fee (RedLeaf , SilverLeaf & GoldLeaf).”

Coach Tours ^* Deposit 45%

60%

100%

Hiking/Cycling^ Deposit 35%

50%

100%

Rail Packages^ Deposit 45%

60%

100%

7 Late Bookings If a booking request for all other products except for Brewster Vacations Canada Inc. and Rocky Mountaineer products is received within 60 days prior to departure from Australia, after placement of the required non refundable deposit, full payment is required within 5 working days of confirmation of all arrangements except for rail travel segments that may remain unconfirmed. When placing a booking request for all Brewster Vacations Canada Inc. and Rocky Mountaineer products within 75 days before your departure from Australia, a full prepayment is required before confirmation. 8 Unused Services Holidays in Location does not authorize employees of overseas suppliers or service providers to promise a refund to clients for UNUSED SERVICES. All such services unless otherwise specified on voucher documentation issued by Holidays on Location remain non-refundable. 9 Invoices All confirmed bookings/reservations will be issued with an invoice detailing all services booked and confirmed or in the case of rail sectors PN= Pending Need if such reservation falls out of system range. It is the responsibility of the booking agent or the person who has placed the booking on behalf of others to ensure that all details are correct and all related pricing and cancellation conditions have been understood and communicated to all members of your party involved with the booking/reservation. 10 Invoice Errors & Omissions (E&OE) The right is reserved to correct any errors in rates quoted or calculated for any service notwithstanding that the invoice may have been paid in full.

The following charges (including GST where applicable) will apply for all except Brewster Vacations Canada Inc., Rocky Mountaineer product and services and other coach tours. If you cancel your reservation 60 days prior to your departure from Australia, your deposit is NON REFUNDABLE, nor can be transferred or credited to another booking. Cancellation within 60 days of departure: A- Your deposit is non refundable. PLUS B- Additional charges levied by hotels, rail services ground handling agents or agencies and your Travel Agent up to 100% of the total cost of travel arrangements may not be refundable. Exception to the rule are charges imposed by Coach Tours, Hiking and Cycling Tours, Rail Packages, Point to Point Rail Tickets related seat reservation charges to any form of Rail Travel and Rail passes where different terms and cancellation conditions may apply as listed below:Tour Type

61+ Days

*Excluding Brewster Vacations Canada Inc. and Rocky Mountaineer Red, Silver and Gold Services 74-46 Days

46-15 Days

14-0 Days

Deposit 25%

80%

100%

75+ Days Brewster Vacations^

Deposit Rocky 100% 100% Mountaineer^ Deposit +150 ^ = Percentage of total gross value of tour booked. Point-to-Point Rail Tickets: Refunds where applicable, will be paid on a pointto-point rail ticket (except advance purchase tickets, where no refund applies once confirmed) provided the ticket is stamped as cancelled by any rail station in Europe, and is returned to our office prior to date of travel, in the original jacket of issue. Refunds and exchanges are subject to a minimum 25% cancellation fee. Seat Reservations for Rail Travel: After issue of ticket, non-refundable. Rail Passes: Refunds where applicable, will be paid if a pass is returned to our office totally unused and unvalidated by a rail station, and in the original jacket of issue. This must be done before the first day of validity of the pass, and within six months of the issue date. Refunds and exchanges are subject to a minimum 25% cancellation fee. Rail Passes cannot be refunded or reissued if lost or stolen. Car Hire: Scale of cancellation charges. Note that no refund is possible after car pick-up. 72 hours prior

71-48 hours

47-24 hours

Within 24 hours

No fee

2 days rental

2-4 days rental

4 days plus *

*4 days rental charge plus any other charges imposed by the car hire company or the value of total rental, whichever is the greater, may apply. Important Note: No refund will be made on any pre-booked hotels, apartments, villas, homestays, transfers, transport and museum cards, cultural tickets, pre-paid restaurant bookings, city transport cards, day tours (no show: no refund) or other travel not used for whatever reason. No refund will be available for cancellations after holiday package has commenced or in respect of any tours, accommodation, rail, meals or any other services not utilised.

12 Travel Documents All travel documents (including hotel vouchers) should be handled by the passenger with the utmost care. In general, travel documents will be issued in Australia. In some instances, travel documents will be exchanged on arrival at an International Airport, rail station or at checkin at the hotel. However, if the request for delivery (in case of a late booking) is instigated by Travel Agent or client, a private delivery fee of between A$55 and A$165 (GST inclusive) will apply, depending on the delivery address. No refund will be processed for unused vouchers. Lost or stolen or destroyed travel documents (rail, transport, theatre, concert, special events, museum, exhibit or sightseeing tickets) cannot be replaced or refunded. Note carefully: Principals will only accept an official Holidays on Location voucher or their own voucher validated by Holidays on Location. 13 Extra Services Holidays on Location and its associated representatives worldwide, will not accept responsibility nor approve requests to pay for additional charges for extra services requested by clients and not included in our final invoice. It is your responsibility to settle these charges, if any, before departure including parking and other fines or fees incurred when a rental vehicle is used. 14 Extra Hotel Nights or Car Rental Days The special rates shown are available only when booked and paid in advance of your departure from Australia. Should you wish to obtain extra nights or additional days car rental when overseas, the cost will be at the local rates and cannot be booked through Holidays on Location. 15 Costs Not Included Itineraries, packages and products do not include cost of travel from your home town to the city from which you are departing and the destination country you are travelling to overseas. You are also responsible for the cost of your passport, visas, airport taxes, fuel levies, government and local authority charges where applicable, excess baggage costs, insurance and items of a personal nature such as telephone calls, laundry, taxis outside of regular transfers provided, postage and communication costs, drinks, room service or meals, unless specified. 16 Changes to Prices and Itineraries Selling prices were calculated on exchange rates current as at 1st December 2013. All costs are subject to change at any time by the principals and/or because of currency fluctuations. No surcharges in respect of cost or currency deterioration will be made once full payment for your arrangements has been received. This guarantee does not apply to any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or their agencies or to errors or omissions. In exchange for these guarantees, no refund will be made if costs are reduced. The range of products featured in this brochure are offered at the selling prices shown on each page but prices printed do not imply that similar products may or may not be available at a lower price if obtained direct, however, payment sent overseas by travellers is excluded from the protection provided by Travel Agent Licensing and the Travel Compensation Fund. If we are forced to change your booking or part of it for reasons beyond our control, for instance if a European rail service changes its timetable or a hotelier overbooks his hotel accommodation, we reserve the right to vary your itinerary and will give you, or cause to be given to you, notice of these changes and provide you with alternative products or services of a similar standard. 17 Hotel Descriptions Descriptions featured are based on current international hotel guides and contractual agreements provided by the hotels and suppliers. Any facilities shown as included are subject to change at any time. Please note that airconditioning is not a common standard in Europe or Canada.


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19 Children Costs vary according to the number of adults, ages of children travelling together, and accommodation selected. We will be pleased to quote on the required arrangements. 20 Specified Meal Services Meal inclusions specified in accommodation packages are based on set menus offering a choice of meal options. 21 Car Rental Each vehicle is supplied under the terms and conditions of the contractor. Rental inclusions will be detailed on the invoice we provide to your Travel Agent. Specific car types cannot be guaranteed. Rental vehicles cannot be taken into some European countries.

23 Tours, Excursions & Sightseeing These are provided by motor coach (regular services) and include the services of a tour escort when indicated and/or local tourist guide/s whenever necessary. Both the tour escort and the local guide/s will conduct the tour/s in more than one language. The tour company reserves the right to make changes to the tour programme, without notice. 24 Passports, Visas, Vaccinations and Baggage Your Travel Agent will have full details of current requirements. Holidays on Location is not responsible for advising you of health, visa or passport requirements and is not liable for any loss or exposure incurred by your failure to comply with any such requirements. 25 Pre-Departure Contact It is essential that you supply us with a contact telephone number where you can be reached, within 24 hours prior to your departure from home. 26 Special Events, Festivals & Trade Fairs Bookings which run-over special events, festivals and trade fairs, may incur higher prices and cancellation fees.

28 Luggage The luggage allowance for transfers from airport/ rail station to city hotel by multi-stop shuttle service, private car or mini-van applicable is 1 suitcase per person, weighing not more than 30kgs, to be stored in the rack provided in the shuttle or the boot of the car. Oversize or additional pieces will not be carried by the booked transport vehicle. In such a case, alternate arrangements must be made locally with the driver, and any additional cost settled on-the-spot. If you are planning to take additional cases with you, please tell us, so that arrangements can be made and the additional fees settled in advance. Holidays on Location will not accept billings beyond the contracted services. 29 Travel Insurance Travel Insurance is not included in any of the prices in this brochure. It is a requirement by Holidays On Location that you have comprehensive travel insurance to cover you for the full duration of your journey for costs associated with illness, injury, death, loss of or damage to baggage or personal items, cancellation, loss of deposit, medical and hospitalization, repatriation and curtailment expenses due to illness, the need to return home unexpectedly, evacuation expenses, and accidental death or disability. Your travel agent is the most qualified person to provide professional advice in obtaining travel insurance. However, your are solely responsible for obtain the appropriate cover as set out above. 30 Booking Arrangements All booking arrangements are to be made through your Travel Agent and the person making the booking shall be deemed to have accepted the Booking Conditions on behalf of all persons named in the booking. The contract will be governed by and subject to the Booking Conditions and to the general information contained in this brochure. No variation to the Booking Conditions shall be of any effect unless made in writing and with the authority of the directors of Holidays on Location. All communications from us will be sent to your Travel Agent. Your Travel Agent shall, on receipt of any monies, hold such monies for each and every person named in the booking until that booking is confirmed at which time, those monies shall be remitted to us. 31 About Costs For each product or package in Holidays on Location 2014-15 brochures and web pages, included in the selling price are charges to cover costs of research, reservations from travel agents in Australia and from Australia to Europe, postage, courier charges, facsimile, telephone, bank charges, currency transfers, documentation, itinerary preparation, brochure production, printing, brochure distribution, advertising and remuneration to Travel Agents. No break-up of costs is supplied. Receipt of your deposit signifies your acceptance of these normal commercial costs and reservation fees paid to our overseas associates.

32 Consumer Protection Holidays on Location is a registered brand name used by Majestic International Travel Service Pty Ltd which holds a Travel Agent’s Licence (30186), is a member of the Travel Compensation Fund (or any consumer protection agency as mandated by Law) keeps all client monies in a separate bank account, and is a member of ASTA, the American Society of Travel Agents and AFTA, the Australian Federation of Travel Agents. All monies received by Holidays on Location are, as required by law, deposited on your behalf into a trust account as client monies in the name of Holidays on Location with the National Australia Bank, our bankers. We will be entitled to keep any interest earned on such monies. It is a condition of confirmation of your booking and acceptance of your deposit in respect of your booking that all monies paid by you to us through your Travel Agent whether by way of a deposit or otherwise in respect of your booking, may be disbursed by us, as and when we see fit or in respect of the services to be provided or fees payable relating to your booking and the payment of a deposit or otherwise for your booking shall be deemed to be a direction to disburse such monies aforesaid. As from 1 July 2014 Holidays On Location intends to become a fully accredited member of ATAS (the AFTA travel accreditation scheme).

33 Our Responsibility (cont.) Holidays on Location and/or its associated companies or agents, only accept liability for, and only to the extent of, any loss or damage sustained as a result of its negligence or that of its employees. We are not liable for any act or omission or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of airlines, coach operators, shipping and rail companies, hoteliers or other persons providing products and/or services in connection with the product and/or services pursuant to a contract between them and yourselves and over whom we have no direct and exclusive control.

33 Our Responsibility Holidays on Location and/or its associated companies or agents, give notice that they act as booking agents only for the persons or companies providing products and/or services and all receipts, tickets, voucher coupons or exchange orders are issued subject to the terms and conditions of such products and/ or services. Holidays on Location and/or its associated companies or agents, do not accept any responsibility for loss or injury to persons or property whether by negligence or misadventure by the principal contracted to provide the products and/or services.

It is the responsibility of the passenger to ensure that he or she is in possession of the proper travel documents and that they are in compliance with the current government and transport companies’ regulations. The right is reserved to modify the itinerary in any way considered necessary or desirable or to change any reservation, and/or means of conveyance, without notice and for any reason whatsoever. The right is also reserved to cancel or withdraw any tour, or any booking made for a passenger, or to decline to accept or retain any person as a member of a tour, for any reason whatsoever. No refunds can be made in respect of accommodation and meals not utilised and under no circumstances can refunds be authorised for tours and sightseeing excursions not undertaken.

Holidays on Location and/or its associated companies or agents, are not liable for any delays, omissions, irregularities, illness, injuries, strikes, civil disturbances, wars, quarantines, floods or force majeure interfering with, altering, or adding to the cost of the products and/or services booked. Holidays on Location and/or its associated companies or agents, are not liable for any dissatisfaction the client may have with persons or companies providing or offering the products and/or services. The above exclusions of liability are subject to any statutory liability which may not be excluded by law. Holidays on Location and/ or its associated companies or agents, do their best to make sure your arrangements are as agreed, however cannot represent or guarantee the standard, class or fitness for purpose of the product and/or service.

Holidays on Location and/or its associated companies or agents, are not liable in contract or in tort (actionable wrong) for any injury, damage, loss, delay, additional expenses or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by force majeure or other events which are beyond our control, or which are not preventable by reasonable diligence on our part including, but not limited to war, civil disturbance, fire, floods, unusually severe weather, acts of God, acts of Government of any other authorities, accidents to/or failure of, machinery or equipment or industrial action (whether or not involving our employees and even through such action may be settled by agreeing to demands of a labour group).

34 Consumer Claims Attempts should be made in the first instance to rectify any difficulties directly with the hotel management, our local representative or supplier. Should any difficulties not be resolved as they occur and you wish to lodge a claim, this must be made in writing with supporting documentation within 30 days of your return to Australia. The claim should be lodged through your Travel Agent. 35 Law of contract The Terms and Conditions published herein are governed by the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia, except when federal or other legislation takes precedence.

Holidays on Location Level 5, 1 Princess Street, Kew VIC 3101 Australia | Reservations: 1300 65 10 65 Tel: +61 3 9851 8747 | Fax: +61 3 9851 8720 | travel@holidaysonlocation.com | www.holidaysonlocation.com T/A Licence 30186 | ABN 52 005 586 121

Touring services are available for these countries: Austria Belgium Canada Croatia Czech Rep. Denmark Finland France Germany Gibralta Greece Guernsey Hungary Iceland Ireland Isle of Man Italy Jersey Latvia Liechtenstein Luxembourg Malta Monaco Netherlands Norway Poland Slovenia Sweden Switzerland Turkey UK USA Counc l o Aust a i n Tou Ope ato s

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22 Hotel Check-in and Vehicle Rentals Validation of a current credit card will be required by the hotel and hire car companies on check-in/car pick-up. For certain hire car categories, two valid credit cards are required.

27 Maps and Photographs Maps are shown for general information and may not necessarily reflect actual routing, location or services provided. Photographs show places in the geographic areas, but are not necessarily included in the itineraries or tours. Hotel room photographs may not be specific to the actual room occupied.

Booking Conditions

18 Room and Bedding Guide Prices in this brochure are based on existing bedding in the room. Request for particular bedding arrangements must be made at the time of booking. A twin room can be either a room with two single beds or one double bed (either one double or two single mattresses). Triple room rates can apply to either a full-sized triple room built to take three beds or to a twin double room with an extra roll-away bed. The provision of hotel rooms is on a Run-of-House basis, unless otherwise specified. Particular room types e.g. interconnecting, twin vs double, can be requested but cannot be guaranteed.


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