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JUNE 2014

a c i r e m N o r t h A uncovered LIVE YOUR CHILDHOOD

dreams at Disneyland

Witness the natural wonders of ALASKA

Explore the face of BRITISH COLUMBIA

Be dazzled by

NEW YORK CITY

Savour the sights

in San Francisco

PORTLAND'S

smorgasbord of sensations ROCKING ROAD TRIPS: The USA's best drives


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‘LIKE’ US

a c i r e m A h t N o r uncovered Ahhhhh, to the almighty wonders of North America. A land with everything you’d ever want under one roof. Imagine the stories you could create from a road trip along Route 66, or the view of New York’s breath-taking skyline from the top of the Empire State Building. You could head north to Alaska for bear-watching and camping out under the spectacular Northern Lights, or just kick back with the celebs on a beach in sunny California. Explore one city, one state… or perhaps the whole lot! The fact is, you could spend a lifetime discovering the nooks and crannies of North America. So to make it easier for you, we’ve collected some of our best and most-loved things to do across this diverse continent. Let us take you on a journey as we uncover North America; inspire you to take the leap and experience it for yourself. Pay us a visit instore, jump online or give us a call - we’ll make sure you never skip a beat and that your North America holiday is nothing short of perfection.

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4 Disneyland - Experience the magic 5 Los Angeles - Live the good life 6 San Francisco - Savour the sights 7 Sonoma County - Out & about in wine country 8 Oregon - Awesome adventures 9 Las Vegas- Living large 10 Boston - Discovering the birth of a nation 11 New York - Bright lights, big city 12 New Orleans - Soak up the sights and sounds 14 On the Road - Self-drive adventures through the USA 16 Alaska - Glaciers, bears & the Northern Lights 18 British Columbia - The many wonders of BC 20 Hawai’i - Say Aloha to its finest

Photos appear courtesy of: ©Disney ©Disney/Pixar, Sonoma County Tourism, Travel Oregon, Travel Portland, www.123rf.com - ©Frank Joergensen, ©Songquan Deng, ©Hang Dinh,©Yun Wan, ©Richard Semik ©Gabriel Cassan ©Sonya Bitz, ©Russ McElroy, ©JoAnn Snover, ©Marty Wakat, ©Deborah Kolb, ©American Queen Steamboat Company, ©Rocky Mountaineer, ©Oceania Cruises

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Experience the magic of

Disneyland RESORT in CALIFORNIA

It's every child's (and big kid's!) dream to go to Disneyland. With two amazing theme parks, Disney California Adventure Park and Disneyland Park, as well as an abundance of entertainment, dining and shopping, you'll be occupied from dawn to dusk. Bring the whole family along and discover this magical world. EXPLORE THE TIMELESS DISNEYLAND PARK Dive headfirst into the eight themed lands at the Disneyland original, which has been open since 1955. Experience heart-pounding adventures and meet your favourite Disney characters – you’ll feel as though you've been transported straight into a fairytale! Explore the wonders of Main Street, Tomorrowland, Mickey's Toontown, New Orleans Square and many more of the fun filled areas around the park.

DISCOVER DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE PARK

DELVE INTO DISNEY BY NIGHT

Thrills and excitement from the wildest depths of your imagination are waiting to be explored at this wonderful destination filled with rides inspired by Disney and Pixar classics. Get started on the bustling main strip, Buena Vista Street, which harks back to the days of Walt Disney himself.

There's no place quite like Disneyland Park after dark. You can't miss the world-famous fireworks show, where sparklers of all colours burst from behind the iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle. You can also catch Fantasmic! after night falls in the Frontierland zone along the river. Expect pink elephants, puppets, princesses and maybe even a gigantic fire-breathing dragon!

You’ll love attractions such as Cars Land, inspired by the beloved animated film, Cars. Or if you're keen for that extra adrenalin rush, try out the California Screamin' rollercoaster and Tower of Terror! DISNEY'S PARADISE PIER HOTEL

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HOT T IP Check out the FASTPASS service. Save your place in line at some of your favourite attractions by inserting your park ticket and receiving a FASTPASS, printed with a specific time for you to return. Attractions and entertainment are subject to change. As to Disney photos, logos, properties; ©Disney ©Disney/Pixar


in Los

Angeles

Live the good life

The land of the rich and the famous, and tales of rags-to-riches glory. Savour a taste of the good life yourself with a visit to this enigmatic city and its enchanting attractions. STROLL THE STREETS OF BEVERLY HILLS

SEASIDE AT SANTA MONICA

THE BEST OF THE REST

This is one of LA’s swankiest neighbourhoods, home to high-end shopping street Rodeo Drive and plenty of famous faces. No doubt you’ve seen Hollywood divas roam these shopping streets on TV or the silver screen - why not give it a go yourself? If your budget doesn’t quite stretch, it’s a great spot for window shopping or people watching.

Beach lovers will love Santa Monica, with its golden sand, temperate waters and pier that simply drips with vintage cool. Hire a bike or stroll along the pier and take a ride on the ferris wheel for its expansive city and sea views. Catch a glimpse of the historic carousel and soda fountain, check out the original Muscle Beach or visit the Santa Monica Farmers’ Markets for some great fresh produce and maybe some celeb sightings.

There’s plenty more on offer in this vibrant city. You could check out Huntington Beach or visit the downtown district and California Science Centre, complete with its own space shuttle. See the colourful characters around Venice Beach or taste some worldly flavours in Chinatown.

LIVE THE DREAM IN HOLLYWOOD Home to the iconic Hollywood sign, Hollywood Boulevard and its Walk of Fame, the TLC Chinese Theatre, Universal Studios and Runyon Canyon Park, this is one action-packed destination! If you’re keen to avoid the tourist trail, check out the Hollywood Museum full of movie memorabilia, or take a stroll around the gorgeous Lake Hollywood Reservoir.

LOUNGE AT LAGUNA BEACH The Laguna coastline offers a stunning array of sandy shores. Lounge seaside and soak up some rays, or get active and swim, surf or skimboard in the waves. Enjoy a nature walk, slip away and relax at a blissful spa or sign up for a yoga retreat. The Laguna Art Museum is a must for art enthusiasts, then there’s all the shopping and dining you could dream of!

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Savour the- sightsof

SAN FRANCISCO

Hip, cool and culturally rich, San Francisco is one of the USA's top holiday destinations. The city itself is compact, making it easy to explore and navigate while still offering plenty to see and do. EXPLORING THE LANDSCAPE Jump on the famous cable cars and make your way around the city. Start at Fisherman’s Wharf, the historic fishing district now full of fantastic restaurants, bars and shopping. Walk, cycle or drive across the Golden Gate Bridge, particularly spectacular at sunrise and sunset. With its glittering colour, Art Deco style and awe-inspiring views, it’s a sight that shouldn’t be missed.

CHECK OUT THE HOTSPOTS Union Square, full of shops, eateries, galleries and cultural attractions, is a great place to wander to soak up San Fran's charismatic vibe, while the North Beach neighbourhood offers up a sumptuous taste of Italy. While in this Italian rich spot, enjoy a world-class ice cream, stroll Washington Square and enjoy the city views from Telegraph Hill. As the day turns to dusk, watch a cabaret or jazz show and take part in the district’s famous night life.

Also be sure to experience the oldest district in town, the charming Mission District. Take in the old-worldly architecture on Dolores Street, gaze at the sheer number of colourful murals that adorn buildings throughout the area and check out the galleries, restaurants and lively bars.

AND THERE'S MORE... Visit the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), head to Alamo Square with its quaint ‘Painted Ladies’ houses you might recognise from the sitcom Full House, or take a day tour to nearby Yosemite National Park or the Napa Valley and Sonoma wine regions. For a stunning scenic experience, visit the Bay area, Marin Headlands and Sausalito for a day or two to get in touch with nature.

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SAN FRANCISCO HANDLERY UNION SQUARE 4 nights & transfers

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Sonoma County Out and about in

wine country

For a holiday filled with delicious food and wine, make your way to Sonoma County in the San Francisco Bay Area. This regional gem produces some of California's best wines and will see you experience its many delicious grape varietals, breathtaking scenery, gourmet foods and much more. TOP SONOMA COUNTY EXPERIENCES

GASTRONOMIC DELIGHTS

WINERIES

Between all these action-packed activities or restful relaxations, you're going to need to eat! Luckily Sonoma County is the perfect place for it. Try one of the amazing wine and food pairings at your favourite vineyard, or take a table at one of the many hotels or inns in the area. The food is always fresh with local produce being the go-to. Feast on organic veggies, creamy cheese, indulgent olive oils and only the best in beverages. Now, who’s ready to wine and dine?

One of the top things to experience in Sonoma is naturally, the wine! There are over 400 wineries sprinkled throughout the county, so explore them at your leisure or hop on a tour that includes the highlights. Favourites include; Francis Ford Coppola Winery, the Korbel Champagne Cellars, St. Francis Winery and Kendall Jackson Wine Estates. Not only are you likely to happen upon a new silky-smooth drop to fall in love with, you'll adore the surrounds, with green rolling hills and endless shining sun.

STUNNING SCENERY There are dozens of regional and state parks in the area, along with charming towns out in the countryside. Stop by either Cazadero or Duncans Mills and peruse their shops and galleries when you need a rest from hiking. Nature lovers will also want to head to the Sonoma Coast, where you can dip your toes in kilometre after kilometre of Pacific Ocean coastline. Stroll the beaches, gaze at rugged and dramatic cliffs and if you’re lucky, you might even spot a whale or two out in the deep!

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Awesome

adventures in

Oregon

It's time to discover the enchanting state of Oregon in the northwest of the United States. Why? Think gorgeous alpine forests, dramatic Pacific Coast beaches, fascinating landscapes and the state's undying passion for food and wine - what's not to love?

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE OUTDOORS Oregon is paradise - especially for those who love the outdoors, as many days can be spent relishing its natural treasures. Take the Oregon Coast, for instance. There is around 584 kilometres of stunning coastline to explore, with vast sand dunes, sheer cliffs and ancient forests. Beautiful coastal towns and fishing villages are also to be visited, such as Cannon Beach, Newport and Garibaldi. The Columbia River Gorge and Crater Lake are some other watery wonders. Dramatic cliffs plunge into the lake, with deep, sapphire blue colouring which has to be seen to be believed. Perfect for hiking, kayaking and all manner of outdoor pursuits.

GET A TASTE OF PORTLAND Oregon’s most populous city, hip and quirky Portland, is laid back with a friendly vibe. The city is nice and flat with attractions close by, so be sure to pack your walking shoes. The culinary scene in the city is fantastic, expect local and organic fresh produce. All the care that’s

gone into its production is evident in the succulent flavours you’ll find around every corner. Beverage wise, you’ve got your artisanal wines, and hops and barley beers which are grown in the state so once again, those local flavours find their way to your tastebuds. Head to Southwest 10th Avenue and Alder Street for a tantalising variety of food carts and pods. Once you’ve had your fill, be sure to explore the city landscape. The Pearl District is a cultural gem, so enjoy its features such as the world’s largest independent bookstore, old loading docks and cobblestones galore, finishing up with a stylish dining experience. Also be sure to lap up the shops, because Oregon is a tax-free state, which means tax-free shopping! You could take our word for it that Oregon is amazing - or just see for yourself.

“ Expect local and organic fresh produce. All the care that's gone into its

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Living large in LAS VEGAS

In the middle of the parched Nevada desert you'll find Las Vegas, a place where the party never stops and everything is right within your reach. TRY YOUR LUCK AND PLACE A BET

OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS

Vegas is famous for its casinos, so get a taste of the action with a visit to one of the most lavish casino resorts such as the Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, Caesars Palace, Luxor or the Venetian.

The sight of the Grand Canyon and its red rock formations stretching on for miles on end won’t be something you’ll forget in a hurry. Take a few hours’ drive from Vegas, or soar across in a helicopter to see this world-class wonder for yourself.

While giving the slot machines (and your wallet) a rest, gaze at Luxor’s replicas of ancient Egyptian structures, glide in a gondola down the Venetian’s canals or glow under the Hollywood-like lights of the MGM Grand.

Take a tour to Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park. Stunning rivers, gorges, cliffs, mountain lava fields and the bowl-shaped Bryce Canyon itself will be some of the sights you’ll happen across.

SHOP LIKE A SUPERSTAR

THE SHOW MUST GO ON

Don’t miss the 500,000 square-foot retail and dining district, Crystals, which is home to luxury retailers. Expect Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Christian Dior, Hermes and plenty more world-class designers.

Spectacular concerts and musical extravaganzas are a daily occurrence in this city. From mind-bending magicians and breathtaking circus contortionists to sizzling showgirls. Also keep an eye out for big performances like Britney Spears and Shania Twain!

Or indulge in a more affordable shopping experience at the premium outlets where you’ll discover a number of popular stores with bargains galore!

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Boston

DISCOVER the birth of a nation in Pack your walking shoes, because this compact city is perfect to explore by strolling around, visiting its wonderful vibrant neighbourhoods and taking in the palpable history in the air. Discover what this historic capital city has to offer. EXPLORING DISTRICTS AND NEIGHBOURHOODS

Begin your adventures in Boston with a leisurely wander through its neighbourhoods. Each has its own personality and will reveal plenty about the charms of the city. For a bit of international flavour, you can head to Chinatown. Sample the diverse range of cuisine on offer, then peruse the clothing stores and hunt for some unique market treasures.

Beacon Hill is another historic neighbourhood with picturesque cobblestone streets, stylish gas lamps, redbrick and wrought iron. This area was settled in 1625 and you can sure feel its old-worldly appeal in the air. Then there’s the ever-vibrant North End. This is village life at its finest; full of bustling cafes, live music, and of course being Boston, historic sites. It’s a foodie paradise with pastry shops nestled in intimate alleyways, and Italian fare is abundant, so come hungry. Of course, you can’t really experience Boston without a visit to the downtown and waterfront areas. You’ll find

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Back Bay is another popular neighbourhood with its unique shops and vintage homes. Stroll alongside the Charles River, take in the copper facades and shop til you drop at high-end boutiques. Just 15 minutes’ drive from the city is Cambridge, home to the famous Harvard University. Soak up the city’s culture of academia and learning, or travel further afield and explore the stunning scenery at every turn in the New England region.

WALK THE HISTORY Delve into the USA’s history on The Freedom Trail, which passes through 16 of the most important city sights. After all, the American Revolution began here! The trail stretches on for 4 kilometres, passing by impressive destinations such as King’s Chapel, Benjamin Franklin Statue and Boston Latin School, Copp’s Hill Burying Ground and Bunker Hill Monument.

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New York Bright lights,

BIG CITY,

The indescribable buzz of Times Square, towering skyscrapers, lush Central Park and numerous diverse districts each with their own distinct flavour and flair. It's time to stop hearing about it and discover NYC for yourself! OUT AND ABOUT IN NYC

Little Italy and Chinatown are both tasty neighbourhoods. Indulge in pizza and pasta or chow down on dim sum while taking in the glow of the lanterns. The SoHo region is famous for its quirky atmosphere and vast array of shops and galleries. Check out Greenwich Village with its palpable bohemian flair and Midtown’s Fashion District, brimming with all the shops a fashionista could dream of. Catch a world-famous musical on Broadway before heading uptown to stroll the affluent streets of the Upper East and West Sides.

AN OASIS IN THE CITY In the midst of all the hustle and bustle of New York life, there are plenty of green spaces for the public to enjoy. The most famous of these is, of course, Central Park. This vast green space spans 843 acres and has been in existence since 1857.

AN ABUNDANCE OF ART AND ARCHITECTURE

HOT TIP

For art lovers, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Whitney Museum of American Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art are musts for checking out the worldclass collections. Take in the views of New York’s incredible cityscape from the top of the towering Empire State building, walk or cycle across the wonderful Brooklyn Bridge and view the high ceilings and wonderful glass and brass clock that makes up Grand Central Station.

If you want to avoid the crowds at the Statue of Liberty, jump on the free Staten Island ferry where you’ll get sensational views.

EXPLORE THE UNIQUE HISTORY & CULTURE Take a ferry to Ellis Island, an historic immigration centre that operated from 1892 until 1924. A huge number of American families flock to this island to discover their roots. Then there's the Statue of Liberty which needs no introduction. You can head up to great heights, right inside the statue’s crown!

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of New

Orleans

Soak up the SIGHTS and SOUNDS

Home to scores of jazz music, a plethora of history, piles of mouth-watering treats, a true melting pot of cultures and an absolutely enchanting atmosphere, New Orleans is one city you need to experience. INTRODUCING NEW ORLEANS’ NEIGHBOURHOODS One of the best ways to explore the city is to stroll the streets of the various neighbourhoods, all diverse and equally fascinating. The French Quarter, in the heart of New Orleans, exudes charm with its architectural mix of Spanish, French, Creole and American influences. Visit historical buildings, the French Markets and lap up the vibrant café scene. Wander the streets of the Garden District, filled with fountains and Greek-influenced architecture. Check out the oaks of Coliseum Square and soak up the romantic atmosphere through the laneways. Faubourg Marigny and Bywater are home to great music and scrumptious foods. Stop by jazz clubs, art galleries and the quaint restored cottages for a truly authentic experience.

(giant sandwiches), beignets (doughnuts drowned in icing sugar), crawfish etouffee, po boys, king cakes and more. You could even take a New Orleans cooking class!

SAIL THROUGH SWAMPS You wouldn’t know it while you’re wandering the eclectic streets of the town, but New Orleans is surrounded by swamp. Beautiful bayou trees coated in moss drape down over the water, which conceals lurking alligators. Hop aboard a swamp tour and experience this mysterious world.

DELVE INTO DEEP HISTORY You can’t ignore New Orleans’ plantation history. Grand homes and properties that once housed wealthy owners and slaves now act as a look into the past. Take a tour of plantation homes and hear stories of tragedy and triumph from the past.

JIVE TO SOME JAZZ AND DEVOUR THE CUISINE Head to Frenchman Street, just by the French Quarter, for an alternative to New Orleans’ tourist hub, Bourbon Street. This is where the locals tap their toes to jazz, Latin, reggae and blues, in traditional woodensigned venues. Try all the classic New Orleans flavours you can. Munch on some jambalaya (a rice dish), muffulettas

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North America with the American Queen Steamboat Company

Glide through

Have you ever wanted to explore the true heartland of America, on great rivers such as the Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee? EXPLORE THE HEARTLAND The American Queen Steamboat Company flagship steamer, the American Queen brings you a range of itineraries over these iconic rivers, with themes such as Elvis, Fall Colours, and Southern Culture. Imagine a cruise that takes you to those cities and towns so embedded in American history – Memphis, New Orleans, St. Louis, Nashville, Louisville and more. Distinctions include: • The largest, most opulent riverboat in the world • Complimentary Shore Excursions in every port • Included deluxe hotel stay before your voyage • Complimentary wine and beer with dinner • Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your voyage • No formal attire required From April 2014 American Queen is joined by her sister ship, the American Empress who will cruise the Snake and Columbia Rivers from Portland, Oregon.

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USA

On the road: SELF-DRIVE

ADVENTURES through

the

The USA is home to some legendary road trip routes. Considering how expansive the country is, hiring a car and self-driving around the nation can be a great way to see the sights. Check out these iconic American road trips.

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THE PACIFIC COAST Stretching from Seattle to Los Angeles, this drive gives you a taste of the forest, ocean and city. Turn up your favourite tunes and head south from enchanting Seattle. Drive through Washington State’s wild natural environment and wind your way around the dramatic, jagged cliffs on the Oregon Coast. Stop and wander through the giant redwood forests before you arrive in San Francisco, the city of the Golden Gate Bridge. The next stretch of the journey will take you to the stunningly picturesque, Big Sur Peninsula. Stop off for breaks and soak up the stretches of golden sand and undulating green hills. Malibu and Santa Monica will then thrill the beach bunnies amongst you, before arriving in Los Angeles where the land of Hollywood glitz awaits.

GOLDEN CALIFORNIA Fancy four-wheeling it through hot spots such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas? Then the Golden California route is just the ticket! Once you’ve caught a glimpse of the rich and famous in Tinseltown, start your engine and head through the arid Mojave Desert. Not too long after you’ll be greeted by those flashing neon signs that Sin City is known for. Try your luck at a casino or check out a concert at this luxurious desert destination. The Grand Canyon isn’t far away, so you must take some time out to gaze in awe at the scenery.


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ROUTE 66

THE SUNSHINE TRAILS Starting in the fun city of Miami, savour the laid back beachside vibe and hot nightlife before hitting the road. Make your way to Key West, an area surrounded by turquoise water and tall palm trees. Swim, dive and golf by day, and enjoy the streetside entertainment and a meal at an open-air café by night. Soak up the African heritage in the Bahama Village neighbourhood, or visit the 1860 African Burial Ground and its memorial. Scoot to Everglades National Park to try and spot crocs, manatees and panthers, before heading on to Naples at the Gulf of Mexico. This beach resort town exudes luxury and natural beauty.

TEXAS

No list of great USA road trips could be complete without the iconic Route 66.

You’ll stay a night in the historical beach town of St Augustine, then step on the gas and visit famous Daytona Beach before swinging inland to the theme park capital of the world, Orlando.

This drive starts off in the lively city of Chicago and winds its way west to Santa Monica. Along the way you’ll head through a number of states, including Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and finally California. You’ll see so much variety, from big cities to charming rural towns, giving you a taste of the ‘real USA’.

MAINE

You’re now part of the amazing legacy that is Route 66! Boston MASSACHUSETS NEW YORK S|E

PENNSYLVANIA

St Augustine

Cape Cod Newport

Silver Springs

Hamptons New York

Orlando Cape Canaveral

Crystal River FLORIDA Sarasota Naples Everglades National Park Key West

THE GREAT GATSBY GETAWAY You might have read the book, you’ve likely seen the film - so why not take a drive to some of the locations key to this American tale?

S|E

Miami Key Largo

The route begins in New York, where you can check out Gatsby’s accommodation of choice – the Plaza Resort. Once you’ve had your fill of New York’s bright lights, put your foot on the throttle and make your way to the Hamptons on Long Island, where much of the novel’s narrative is set and where author F. Scott Fitzgerald was based. Continue the journey onto Newport to explore historic estates and quaint streets, which inspired the famed novel. Cruise 45 minutes across to Cape Cod and visit the Hyannis Port Historic District, home to the Kennedy Compound and where John F Kennedy ran his presidential campaign. Make your way to your final destination of Boston, where you can shop on Newbury Street and soak in all its classical architecture.

ROAD TRIP

GOLDEN CALIFORNIA

GREAT GATSBY GETAWAY

12 days/11 nights

9 days/8 nights

1259

$

per adult share twin

from TRAVEL: 01 Jun-04 Jul, 01 Sep-31 Oct 14 INCLUDES: 11 nights accommodation, 12 day intermediate size Hertz rental car hire and welcome kit with detailed day to day itinerary

1665

$

per adult share twin from TRAVEL: 01 Jun-04 Jul, 01 Sep-31 Oct 14 INCLUDES: 8 nights accommodation, 9 day intermediate size Hertz rental car hire and welcome kit with detailed day to day itinerary

PACIFIC COAST EXPLORER

ROUTE 66

SUNSHINE TRAILS

11 days/10 nights

16 days/15 nights

12 days/11 nights

1245

$

per adult share twin

from TRAVEL: 01 Jun-04 Jul, 01 Sep-31 Oct 14 INCLUDES: 10 nights accommodation, 11 day intermediate size Hertz rental car hire and welcome kit with detailed day to day itinerary NOTE: One way fees may apply.

To find out more call

1675

$

per adult share twin

from TRAVEL: 01 Jun-04 Jul, 01 Sep-31 Oct 14 INCLUDES: 15 nights accommodation, 16 day intermediate size Hertz rental car hire and welcome kit with detailed day to day itinerary

1075

$

per adult share twin from TRAVEL: 01 Jun-04 Jul, 01 Sep-31 Oct 14 INCLUDES: 11 nights accommodation, 12 day intermediate size Hertz rental car hire and welcome kit with detailed day to day itinerary Flights are additional. Terms and conditions apply.

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Glaciers, bears &

the Northern Lights:

Alaska is a destination you need to add to your bucket list, stat. This incredibly vast state has a diverse array of scenery like nowhere else in the world. The sights of Alaska will truly take your breath away.

ADVENTURES IN ANCHORAGE AND FAIRBANKS Anchorage is a city that maintains the perfect mix of stunning natural environment and metropolitan buzz. Explore national parks, join a bear-watching expedition, or simply wander the streets for a slice of local life.

THE AMAZING LANDSCAPES OF ALASKA With Alaska being a fifth of the USA's total land area, you’ll want to set aside plenty of time to explore some of the 15 national parks and regions. For starters, head to Glacier Bay National Park where you can cruise through icy waters looking out at massive formations of tidal glaciers and striking silhouettes of icebergs. Then there’s Denali National Park, with Mt McKinley, North America’s highest peak, dominating the skyline. It’s also home to a huge array of animals including the famous four: moose, caribou, wolf and bears. DENALI HIGHLIGHTS TOUR

Fairbanks is also worth a visit. In the summer, the sun is up for almost 24 hours! Pan for gold in the local rivers or check out the Indigenous Inuit history and culture of Alaska in the museums and galleries of art and artefacts.

SIGHT THE ABUNDANCE OF WILDLIFE You can't take a trip to Alaska without capturing its diverse wildlife. Look out for bears trawling the beaches for barnacles or fishing for treats at the riverbank. Spot frolicking humpback whales and catch sight of sea lions and gorgeous otters. And be sure to keep your eye out for the elegant moose!

5 days/4 nights

1319

$

per adult from share twin DEPARTS: Daily (01 Jun-31 Aug 14) INCLUDES: 4 nights tourist-moderate class accommodation, sightseeing in Anchorage, Denali National Park bus tour, some transportation & standard seating onboard Alaska Railroad

REDOUBT BAY BEAR TOUR

1149

$

from

per DEPARTS: Daily (Jun-Aug) adult DURATION: Full day

Flights are additional. Terms and conditions apply.

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CLARION SUITES DOWNTOWN ANCHORAGE 4 nights

369

$

from

per person share twin

TRAVEL: 16 Sep-31 Dec 14 TRAVEL: 01 Jun-15 Sep 14 from $649 per person share twin

ANCHORAGE CITY & ALASKA NATIVE HERITAGE CENTRE TOUR

135

$

from

per adult


Exploring Alaska BRIGHT NIGHTS WITH THE NORTHERN LIGHTS We forbid you to miss the Northern Lights! Also known as Aurora Borealis, you can see this amazing phenomenon of coloured lights dancing through the skies. The best time to see them is between late September to March, from late evening until early morning. To make the experience extra special, head out on an overnight dog sled trip, cabin retreat or horse-drawn sleigh.

AURORA BOREALIS FROM FAIRBANKS 3 days/2 nights

1749

$

from

per adult share twin

DEPARTS: Set departures (Oct-Apr) INCLUDES: 2 nights accommodation at Bettles Lodge, Aurora viewing, all meals, roundtrip flights from Fairbanks to Bettles, transfers & brief village tour of Bettles

FANTASTIC FRONTIERS

VANCOUVER TO ANCHORAGE 20 MAY 2015 | Seven Seas Navigator 7 NIGHTS - WINDOW SUITE

3,895

$

FROM ANCHORAGE (SEWARD)

*per guest

double occupancy

• •JUNEAU • WRANGELL • KETCHIKAN TRACY ARM •

• FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions • FREE Beverages Including Fine Wines & Premium Spirits • FREE In-Suite Mini-Bar Replenished Daily • FREE Pre-Paid Gratuities • FREE 24-Hour Room Service • FREE Speciality Restaurants

CONCIERGE SUITES AND HIGHER ALSO ENJOY:

GULF OF ALASKA

• FREE WiFi Throughout the Ship*

INSIDE PASSAGE

PACIFIC OCEAN

THE ALL-INCLUSIVE REGENT EXPERIENCE:

• All-suite accommodation, 97% with private balconies

ICY STRAIT (HOONAH)

•VANCOUVER

WEATHER METER June and August are usually the warmest months, but it can still get chilly. The winter period, from November March, can be extremely cold. May tends to be the driest month, and September is the rainiest - so plan your adventures accordingly!

up to 37 FREE SHORE EXCURSIONS*

• FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel Package

A SAMPLING OF OUR FREE UNLIMITED SHORE EXCURSIONS*: JUNEAU, ALASKA GLACIER VIEW SEA KAYAKING Experience the pristine beauty of North Douglas Island and views of the Mendenhall Glacier and Auke Bay during a kayaking adventure.

Originally US$149 . . . . . . . . . . . . now FREE

To book phone House of Travel on 0800 838 747 or come in store

*Fares are per guest in New Zealand dollars, double occupancy. Based on a category G Window Suite. Subject to availability. Airfare is additional. Free WiFi includes up to 500 minutes depending on length of cruise. Free shore excursions are subject to availability. Please request brochure for full conditions.

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The many

wonders of

BRITISH COLUMBIA Lying between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, British Columbia is Canada’s most western province. It has everything you could possible want with spectacular mountain scenery, unique wildlife and the twinkling lights of a city skyline. VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE IN VANCOUVER This cosmopolitan city boasts incredible scenery, a great food scene, shopping and nightlife all in close proximity to nature’s door. Be sure to visit Stanley Park, Vancouver’s massive urban park and home to the Vancouver Aquarium. On the north shore of Vancouver, visit Capilano Suspension Bridge and brave the Cliffwalk, then check out another of the city’s gems - Grouse Mountain. Head up the mountain by cable car and be treated to beautiful panoramic views. Also make time for a trip to Granville Island, famous for its artistic flair and abundance of fresh market food and fun foodie tours. Mmm!

VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER ISLAND

WILD FOR WILDLIFE

Located on the south end of Vancouver Island, Victoria is utterly charming. Take the ferry from Vancouver or try the floatplane for a bird’s eye view. Victoria is certainly pleasing to the eye with its historic architecture, great shops, eateries, museums and the Butchart Gardens, with wonderful floral displays and themed areas. Victoria is also a great place to spot orca whales from.

Of course, one of the highlights of travelling to British Columbia is its extraordinary wildlife. Catch a glimpse of orcas and dolphins gliding through the ocean, or get up close and personal on a bearwatching tour in one of the hot spots throughout the province. Keep your eyes peeled for black bears, grizzly bears and the rare Kermode (Spirit) bear!

WHIZ DOWN THE MOUNTAINS IN WHISTLER If you’re a lover of the outdoors, Whistler is a must! Known for the skiing in winter, this charming alpine village is bustling with outdoor adventure activities and wildlife viewing in the summer as well. A must is to venture up the mountain for a ride on the Peak2Peak gondola - a breathtaking 4.4 kilometre ride between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.

VANCOUVER ISLAND

VANCOUVER BLUE HORIZON HOTEL 4 nights

445

$

from

v ADD ON x

Vancouver City & Lookout Tour

per person share twin

TRAVEL: 01 Jun-30 Sep 14

W HISTLER FAIRMONT CHATEAU WHISTLER 2 nights

325

$

from

per person share twin

TRAVEL: 01 Jun-31 Oct 14

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INN AT LAUREL POINT 2 nights & transfers from Vancouver

315

$

from

per person share twin

TRAVEL: 01 Oct-31 Dec 14

GREAT BEAR NATURE TOURS 5 days/4 nights

2885

$

per person share twin from DEPARTS: Set departures (01 Jul-19 Aug 14) INCLUDES: 4 nights accommodation, transportation, all meals including wine with dinner except in Port Hardy, bear viewing sessions & guided hiking, boat cruises or sea kayaking, and all weather gear. Flights are additional. Terms and conditions apply.


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Vancouver-Kamloops-Jasper-Lake Louise-Banff-Calgary NZL per person, GoldLeaf Service, Vancouver-Kamloops-Jasper-Lake FROM $ twin share,Louise-Banff-Calgary flights additional

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6,035 $7,515 FROM Based on7,515 6,035 $ set departures 29 May—22 Jun 14 FROM 6,035 Based on7,515 set departures 29 May—22 Jun 14 Based on set departures 29 May—26 Jun 14 Based on set departures 30 May—13 Jun 14 Based on set departures 29 May—22 Jun 14 BOOK TODAY—2014 DATES SELLING FAST! BOOK TODAY—2014 DATES SELLING FAST! BOOK TODAY—2014 DATES SELLING FAST!

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Packages include hotel nights, onboard meals, spectacular tours, hotel and more! *Conditions apply. Packages include nights, onboard meals, Packages include nights, onboard meals, spectacular tours, hotel and more! *Conditions apply. spectacular tours, and more! *Conditions apply.

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to

SayAloha -

HAWAII'S f inest

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O`AHU - Hawaii's Gateway Hawaii's most populous island, O‘ahu, is a dream for holidaymakers in search of sunny skies and sandy shores. Check out some of our top things to do, on and off the 180 kilometres of stunning coastline, while visiting this Hawaiian gem.

Stay and play... OUTRIGGER REEF ON THE BEACH, WAIKIKI 4 nights

569

$

from

per person share twin

TRAVEL: 16 Aug-15 Dec 14

THE KAHALA RESORT & HOTEL, KAHAHA 4 nights

1069

$

from

per person share twin

TRAVEL: 18 Aug-19 Dec 14

TURTLE BAY RESORT, NORTH SHORE

WHILE IN O‘AHU..

4 nights

Get around with the much-loved Waikiki Trolley, an open aired trolley that stops off at many of the island's prime locations. Hit the shops. Visit Ala Moana, the world's largest open air shopping centre. It features around 290 shops and 70 eateries - fashionistas and foodies seventh heaven! Waikele Premium Outlets is another great destination full of bargains on a range of exciting brands - our advice is to leave plenty of room in your suitcase! Explore the North Shore. Nature lovers, and anyone who wants to watch professional surfers, should definitely make a trip here. It's about an hour's drive from Waikiki and is one of the world's premier surfing destinations, with breathtaking beaches and big waves.

935

$

from

per person share twin

TRAVEL: 01 Sep-15 Nov 14

PEARL HARBOUR, USS ARIZONA & HONOLULU CITY TOUR

49

$

from

per adult

Flights are additional. Terms and conditions apply.

Learn how to catch your first wave at Waikiki! After checking out the pros, surely you’ll want to get your feet wet yourself. Since the early 20th century, Waikiki Beach Boys such as Duke Kahanamoku have been teaching visitors how to ride the waves. Simply sign up for a lesson at the booths on the beach and you’ll be catching a wave in no time. Scrub up on your history. Take a visit to Pearl Harbour, the site of the December 7, 1941 attacks which is home to the USS Arizona Memorial, a floating memorial built over its sunken hull. Also check out one of the USA’s war submarines displayed at the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park. And of course, soak up the rays on Oahu’s picturesque beaches. Take in the lively atmosphere on the iconic Waikiki Beach, snorkel with the colourful marine life at Hanaumu Bay or check out Waimea Bay – home to the Big Wave comps in the winter months.

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Explore the wonders -of MAUI

You can't beat the island of Maui for its natural charm and splendid scenery. From strolling the beaches and hiking in the jungle to watching out for whales, it's a nature-lover's paradise. TAKE A STEP BACK IN TIME

PARTY LIKE A HAWAIIAN

DELVE INTO THE UNDERWATER WORLD

Start off in the glorious streets of Lahaina, a historic town that was once Hawaii's capital and a whaling village. Take in the old-worldly feel of this destination by wandering Front Street. Travel the self-guided Lahaina Historic Trail and walk in the footsteps of those from days gone by.

Experience a lua’u, a traditional Hawaiian party and feast with plenty of entertainment. Savour the flavours of food cooked in earth ovens, known as imu. Kalua pig, coconut pudding and Hawaiian taro are all on the menu. Watch hula performances, listen to local songs and settle into the laidback and friendly Hawaiian way of life.

Maui's a great place to take the plunge and explore the underwater world. Snorkel or scuba dive to come face to face with an array of bright coral, friendly sea turtles and tropical fish all colours of the rainbow. Some of the top spots are the northern section of Ka’anapali Beach near Black Rock, or the small island of Molokini, which is just southwest of Maui.

WATCH FOR WHALES Head out for a spot of whale-watching. West and South Maui are famous for their clear water and calm conditions, making it easy to spot humpback whales December through to April. Watch as the creatures playfully blow water spouts up into the air and splash around right before your eyes. Great island vantage points for spotting whales also include McGregor Point lookout, Kihei, Wailea and Ka’anapali.

Stay and play...

ROYAL LAHAINA RESORT, MAUI 4 nights

535

$

from

ROYAL LAHAINA LUA’U

from

TRAVEL: 25 Aug-18 Sep, 21 Sep-29 Oct, 17 Nov-15 Dec 14

Big adventures -on HAWAI`I Island

Flights are additional. Terms and conditions apply.

SHERATON KONA RESORT & SPA AT KEAUHOU BAY 4 nights

609

$

from

BIG ISLAND SPECTACULAR HELICOPTER TOUR from

Home to the volcano Kilauea, this amazing geological wonder is a sacred place for Hawaiians. Take a hike past craters, forest, desert and even molten hot lava flows for a truly unique experience.

679

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per adult

Flights are additional. Terms and conditions apply.

KALAPANA

Test your swing at one of the spectacular golf courses with a game to remember, and a view to match. Try Hualalai Golf Course, the two courses at Waikoloa Beach Resort or the Kona Country Club, with palm trees, dazzling blue ocean and towering mountain peaks surrounding you.

per person share twin

TRAVEL: 01 Jul-05 Oct & 30 Nov 14

$

VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

WORLD-CLASS GOLFING

per adult

Stay and play...

Known as the Big Island, you’ll be in awe at its diverse natural wonders. From its lush and green landscape on one side to one of the world’s most active volcanoes on the other, Hawai‘i Island will see you ready for a holiday full of thrills and spectacle.

The viewing site here is an unbelievable experience – and if the conditions are right, you’ll see lava pour off the land into the sea in fiery fashion. A phenomenon not to be missed!

169

$

per person share twin

TIP:

Take the Crater Rim Drive that circles for 17kms around some of the major sites.


Take -in the serenity of KAUA`I

For a serene spot full of hidden gems and empty beaches, head to Kaua‘i. Get a taste of authentic Hawaiian life in this little slice of tropical heaven. WAIMEA CANYON

MOVIE MAD?

This wonder often draws comparisons to the Grand Canyon. Its 22 kilometre-long formation with deep valleys, dramatic cliff faces, jagged rocks and panoramic views that stretch on as far as the eye can see, set you up for a view to remember.

Take location tours where hit movies have been filmed; including Jurassic Park: The Lost World, Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark, King Kong and plenty more!

Stay & play...

NA PALI COAST

SHERATON KAUA‘I RESORT 4 nights

Hike the challenging 17km Kalalau Trail, which will guide you along the coast and allow you to take in the emerald green of the forest contrasted by the sapphire sea, and stumble upon ethereal waterfalls. Your finish line is the gorgeous sight of deserted Kalalau Beach.

765

$

from TRAVEL: 31 Aug-30 Nov 14

TIP:

EXPLORE THE HISTORY Traverse the Koloa Heritage Trail to get a taste of the island’s culture. Koloa was the site of Hawaii’s first commercial sugar plantation, then there’s Pau A Laka gardens that were established in the 1930s, Hapa Road where Hawaiians have lived since 1200 AD and Kauai’s first church, the Koloa Missionary Church.

per person share twin

WAIMEA CANYON SCENIC TOUR

Na Pali Coast If you’re not eager to walk, take a boat tour around the coast instead.

109

$

from

per adult

Flights are additional. Terms and conditions apply.

Panama Canal SCENIC

MIAMI

to

LO S A N G E L E S

1 6 - N I G H T VOYA G E REGAT TA - 5 DE C 2 0 1 4

Experience incomparable value onboard an elegant mid-size ship

Starting from just $4,390* per guest, share twin

C OA S T TO C OA S T A DV E N T U R E S On this epic adventure, pass through the magnificent Panama Canal and visit wonderful destinations as you sail from Miami to Los Angeles. Our elegant mid size ship caters to just 684 pampered guests, where the ambiance is luxurious yet relaxed, and where tuxedos and gowns are never required. Enjoy the finest cuisine at sea, in a variety of gourmet restaurants satisfying the most discerning palates, from Continental cuisine to authentic Italian to classic steakhouse fare. Open seating and no surcharges only enhance what will be a most memorable experience as you visit exciting and vibrant ports of call on this 16 night adventure. This is a distinctly different style of cruising, this is Oceania Cruises.

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*Sales to 30 Jun 14 or until sold out. Prices are per guest, share twin in New Zealand dollars, based on an Inside Stateroom, category F. Other staterooms available, please enquire. Prices include gratuities and port taxes (correct as of 5 May 14) and all applicable discounts. Airfares are additional. Valid for new bookings only. Price is subject to currency fluctuations and availability restrictions. All fares and taxes are subject to change without notice until full payment is received. Additional Terms and Conditions may apply. Complete Terms and Conditions may be found in Oceania Cruises World Collection Nov 2014 - Apr 2015 brochure.

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INSPIRE GENERAL CONDITIONS: Valid for new bookings only sales end 30 Jul 14. • All prices are correct as at 16 May 14 but may vary due to exchange rates • Full payment is required within 7 days of reservation being made • Some surcharges, closeouts and accommodation restrictions apply • Child costs where advertised are based on up to 2 children under 12 years sharing accommodation with 2 adults using existing bedding • Bedding configurations may vary on twin share options • Advertised prices are per person share twin based on payment by cash or cheque. Credit card fees will apply • Airfares are not included and are an additional cost • Amendment and cancellation fees apply • Accommodation ratings are based on House of Travel ratings and are a guide only to the overall quality of the property • Self Drive Packages: based on an Automatic Intermediate Hertz Rental Car. This includes Loss Damage Waiver (LDW), Liability Insurance Supplement (LIS), taxes, local surcharges, airport fees, unlimited mileage and Vehicle Licence Fee (VLF). It excludes: Deposit, fuel charges, some vehicle insurances, one way rental fees and any additional charges. These are payable direct to Hertz at time of pick up • Please ask your House of Travel consultant for full details.

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