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Maine, USA: Enjoy a traditional fresh lobster dinner with your fellow guests at a waterfront restaurant in Bar Harbor. Related trip: New England’s Fall Foliage 02

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WELCOME to the art of travelling in style It is unbelievable how much our world has changed in a short time. We have all been forever imprinted with memories of sheltering away from our friends and family, taking extraordinary measures to stay healthy and longing to return to the things we love—like travel. Being part of a family-run company that’s been in business for over 100 years and is proudly debt free, means you can travel with the reassurance that we have put numerous new measures in place to elevate our hygiene standards and protocols. Smaller groups and more personal space on our coaches allow you to travel as part of a sociable group and still maintain your physical distance. The wellbeing of our guests and team has always been, and always will be, our top priority. In 2021 we are excited to announce trips to Latin America for the first time. From Peru to Patagonia and Argentina to the Atacama Desert, you’ll be able to delve into the ancient archaeology and rich cultural and natural heritage that this region is famed for. You can also witness the vibrant fall foliage of New England, and dine out on traditional fresh lobster Maine style in a waterfront restaurant in Bar Harbor. We continue to support local businesses and communities during these exceptional times and no matter where you go, you’ll enjoy seamless stress-free travel as we share our passion for travel with you.

Ulla Hefel Böhler CEO INSIGHT VACATIONS

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20 PREMIUM JOURNEYS, CHOOSE THE ONE THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU DISCOVERY JOURNEY VISIT MULTIPLE COUNTRIES ON ONE COMPREHENSIVE JOURNEY.

REGIONAL JOURNEY EXPLORE ONE COUNTRY OR REGION IN GREATER DEPTH.

COUNTRY ROADS STEP OFF THE BEATEN PATH TO GO BEYOND THE MAIN CITIES AND SIGHTS.

YEAR ROUND

TRIPS IN THE USA In the USA, we have five trips which are available throughout the year so you can enjoy milder temperatures and witness the beauty of the seasons in all their glory. Look out for the badge on the trip pages.

CONTENTS CANADA

BEST OF CALIFORNIA

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LANDSCAPE OF THE CANADIAN MARITIMES BEST OF EASTERN CANADA & USA CANADIAN ROCKIES & THE PACIFIC COAST & GLACIER DISCOVERY INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE OPTION

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ALASKA JEWELS OF ALASKA & GLACIER DISCOVERY CRUISE OPTION

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WESTERN USA GRAND JOURNEY OF AMERICA’S WEST BEST OF CALIFORNIA ENCHANTING CANYONLANDS AMERICAN PARKS TRAIL WONDERS OF THE AMERICAN WEST GREAT WESTERN AMERICAN ADVENTURE AMERICA’S MAGNIFICENT NATIONAL PARKS DESERT ESCAPES OF CALIFORNIA AND ARIZONA

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ENCHANTING CANYONLANDS

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EAST COAST USA NEW ENGLAND’S FALL FOLIAGE BOSTON, CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS WITH CANADA & NEW ENGLAND CRUISE OPTION WASHINGTON D.C., NIAGARA FALLS & N.Y.C. REVISED SOUTHERN USA COUNTRY ROADS OF THE DEEP SOUTH NEW

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GREAT WESTERN AMERICAN ADVENTURE See page 32.

DESERT ESCAPES OF CALIFORNIA AND ARIZONA

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LATIN AMERICA

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PERU WITH MACHU PICCHU & THE NAZCA LINES NEW BEST OF CHILE FROM ATACAMA TO PATAGONIA NEW ARGENTINA, URUGUAY & BRAZIL DISCOVERY NEW

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FURTHER INFORMATION

HOTEL & TRANSFER OPTIONS BOOKING CONDITIONS GREAT SAVINGS & DISCOUNTS

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We are proud to be part of the world’s leading travel company, The Travel Corporation (TTC) a family owned and family run business with over 100 years of expertise.

98% of our guests say they will travel with us again or recommend us to a friend. We’ve been honoured with Feefo’s Platinum Trusted Service Award and average 4.6 out of 5 stars rating, based on 11,000+ independent reviews by Insight guests. You can read the live, unedited reviews on our website, on each trip page.

KEY TRIP STYLES Discovery Journey Regional Journey Country Roads

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TRANSPORTATION

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LATIN AMERICA Peru

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AND WIN YOUR NEXT UNFORGETTABLE INSIGHT JOURNEY We love seeing special travel moments from our guests, please don’t be shy about sharing photos of your journey on social media.

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You can even win a fabulous prize, an eight-day European trip for two! Each year we select our favourite image. You’ll be entered into the competition by mentioning #insightmoments hashtag and @insightvacations when posting your travel photos on Instagram or within our Insight Vacations Travellers group on Facebook. To find out more about the competition, including the full terms and conditions, visit insightvacations.com/insightmoments

Berber Tea Ceremony, Dades Valley, Morocco

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All the sights   and the

Insights

Our knowledgeable Travel Directors and Local Experts show you the must-see sights and also reveal the insights within each destination. Dive deeper with unique Insight Experiences that are unavailable to the independent traveller.

Up Close    and

Personal

Meet amazing people who open up their homes and hearts, inviting you to experience the destination as a local. Taste the flavours of the destination with a variety of exciting and delicious ways to dine.

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Your expert Travel Director makes everything seamless and stress free. Travel in smaller groups of an average of 33 guests, and never more than 40, on customised coaches with twice the legroom and twice the view. Stay in style at hotels hand-picked for the best locations.


60+ INSIGHT EXPERIENCES, ALWAYS UNIQUE Turning one-of-a-kind moments into lifelong memories With Insight, you’ll have access to rare and authentic experiences that are not readily available to other travellers. Supporting local businesses by getting to know your destination intimately with exciting activities, meaningful interactions and expert local insights. With our unique collection of 60+ Insight Experiences included in our premium journeys, we offer a richer holiday for better value. CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL

DISCOVER HOW MUSIC IS RECORDED

Gain exclusive access to Crazy Horse Memorial, dedicated to all Native Americans. Ascend to the top of the Memorial and come face to face with the heroic Lakota warrior.

Go behind the scenes of a Nashville recording studio, where you’ll learn all about the song making process. This intimate experience introduces you to a country singer, musicians and the technicians behind a song’s development.

Related trip: Grand Journey of America’s West, page 29

Related trip: Country Roads of the Deep South, page 52

TASTE THE BEST CHILEAN WINE Visit a biodynamic vineyard for a private tasting in the Casablanca Valley, recognized as one of the best wineries in Chile. Related trip: Best of Chile from Atacama to Patagonia, page 60

MEET A NATURALIST GUIDE

UNCOVER A L.A. CLASSIC

Meet Chris Lewey, a naturalist expert who connects his professional passion with his lifestyle – he’s been off the grid since 1998! He gives an informative presentation where he explains to you all about the beautiful New Hampshire countryside.

Visit the last of Los Angeles’ great movie palaces. Having once played host to notable stars including Charlie Chaplin, it is no longer open to the public. You’ll have the opportunity to explore this private venue, built in 1931, with a Local Expert.

Related trip: New England’s Fall Foliage, page 46

Related trip: Great Western American Adventure, page 40

DISCOVER QUEBEC WITH A LOCAL Discover the unique European charm of this city with a Local Expert, who will guide you along the city’s quaint cobblestone streets. Related trip: Best of Eastern Canada & USA, page 20

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TRADITION MEETS HOLLYWOOD IN MONUMENT VALLEY Explore with your Navajo guide One of the most majestic destinations on earth, Monument Valley dazzles with its striking landscapes, colourful sunsets and tribal culture. Delve into its history with an expert. LARRY H. /ARIZONA NAVAJO GUIDE

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oin me in Monument Valley for an introduction into Navajo culture and history. Learn how sacred this land is to my people, and more about the large, sandstone rock formations that make up the area. I will show you Monument Valley’s secrets, as you take in the tribal park’s landscapes during a ride onboard our all-terrain vehicles. I myself, have been guiding travellers across the land and sharing Navajo stories with them for over 20 years. Meet members of my tribe and learn more about our daily lives. We’ll talk to you about how we maintain our traditions in a modern society, and I’ll introduce you to weavers who will show you the methods we use to make our traditional rugs and other products. Discover more about our traditional dress and the stories behind it. This includes the “tsiiyéél” or hair bun, which, to us, represents the identity of each tribe member and can even reflect their way of life and who they are as a person. Turquoise, or “Doo tl’ izh ii” is also significant in my culture. It is supposed to bring good fortune and protect our people from evil. Historically it was used to protect warriors in battle. Today, we still treasure the gemstone for its beauty and good luck. It is a typical gift to exchange among my people and you will see it incorporated in the jewellery we sell. And of course, how could I forget the influence the area has had on the Western movie scene? John Ford shot nine movies here, among them “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon” and “Stagecoach” in 1938. Learn more about how the location has inspired the Golden Age of Hollywood and more about the movie stars that stayed here, including John Wayne.

Navajo guide Larry in Monument Valley with guests

ALL THE SIGHTS AND THE INSIGHTS Journey through the barren beauty of desert land to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Once here, join your Navajo guide, Larry Holiday for a scenic drive through the area. Wherever we go we reach beyond mere sightseeing and seek a deeper level of engagement and understanding for our guests. insightvacations.com/experiences

Related trips: Great Western American Adventure, page 40 , Wonders of the American West, page 38, Enchanting Canyonlands, page 34. 08

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MAKING MEMORIES IN THE USA & CANADA Inspiring local experiences Our passion for meaningful, unscripted travel touches every aspect of Insight Vacations. We especially value our talented Travel Directors, who bring their own personality, knowledge, and enthusiasm to every one of our trips. Just like Insight guests, our Travel Directors are curious travellers themselves and yearn to share their local expertise and passion with you.

YOUR INSIGHT TRAVEL DIRECTOR IS… • A friend overseas who is with you all the way to make sure your vacation is completely hassle-free. • Passionate and knowledgeable about the destinations, making local introductions and recommendations. • Expertly trained to our high standards in both excellent service and the newest protocols in hygiene. • Master of logistical details – arranging priority access, ensuring seamless hotel check-ins and taking care of all the details. • Fluent in the local language and helps you navigate local customs. insightvacations.com/seamless

Heather delights guests with a flourish of blueberry pie in Bar Harbor, Maine

HEATHER A. /USA & CANADA INSIGHT VACATIONS TRAVEL DIRECTOR

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y calling has always been to work with people. So, after leaving my career in the airline industry, it felt right to continue working in travel. I’ve been with Insight Vacations, where I lead trips across the USA and Canada, for over seven years.

My favourite time of year to travel is October. I love to see guests fall in love with nature on our fall foliage holidays, in New England and Eastern Canada. At this time, these destinations are lit up by colourful orange and red hues.

with the locals they meet along the way. This includes a chef at a cooking school in Ottawa. He has a great way of getting everyone to interact, as they learn to prepare traditional Canadian cuisine with him, before trying it out for themselves.

My role as a Travel Director allows me to connect with likeminded individuals, from all over the world. I show them new destinations and help them make memorable experiences that last a lifetime. For a lot of guests, they’re on a trip that they’ve been dreaming about for a long time, so to help bring this dream to life is very special.

The pretty fishing town of Bar Harbor is particularly beautiful. I urge everyone to try its delicious, fresh seafood, and in summer, to take a walk along the shoreline at sunset.

I think guided vacations are a great way to make new friends. They appeal to people who want to travel and truly live in the moment, without having to question logistics. We take care of everything for them, so they simply get to sit back, enjoy themselves and their surroundings.

Not only is it important for guests to connect with each other, but to connect

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MAKE TRAVEL MATTER We believe travel can, and must, be a force for good As a founding member of the TreadRight Foundation, a joint initiative of The Travel Corporation (TTC) family of brands, we focus on those realms where travel has the greatest potential for impact Planet, People, and Wildlife.

INTRODUCING OUR TREADRIGHT AMBASSADORS CÉLINE COUSTEAU / PLANET AMBASSADOR Environmentalist • Explorer • Filmmaker

Céline travels the world helping to communicate the stories that connect humans and the environment. “Every journey we take deepens our appreciation and respect for this planet we all call home. The Americas offer some of the most awe-inspiring sights on earth, which I have been fortunate to see while navigating the Amazon, the coastal water of Chile all the way to Antarctica, and tracking the gray whale migration from Mexico to Alaska. We must make our travels sustainable – so our planet can keep sustaining us.” Discover our planet on our England’s Fall Foliage trip. See page 46 for details.

THE TREADRIGHT FOUNDATION A portion of the money spent on your Insight Vacation goes directly to support the work of the TreadRight Foundation. Learn about the 55 amazing projects you’ll be supporting around the world and more about the work of Céline, Sarain, and Ami. TreadRight.org

SARAIN FOX / PEOPLE AMBASSADOR Activist • Dancer • Storyteller

Sarain amplifies the voices of her Indigenous community through preservation of culture and stories. “When we make authentic connections with local people our travel becomes infinitely richer. My First Nation Anishinaabe heritage serves as the lens through which I view the world, seeking to build a bridge to the people whose lands I am grateful to visit and whose stories I am privileged to tell. Throughout The Americas, you will find rich cultures to discover and support – and fascinating people to meet.” Meet fascinating people on our Argentina, Uruguay & Brazil Discovery trip. See page 62 for details.

AMI VITALE / WILDLIFE AMBASSADOR Photographer • Filmmaker • Writer

An award-winning National Geographic photographer, Ami has captured images in over 100 countries. “Nature is sending us all a strong message now. We need to start recognising that we are not separate from nature. When we see ourselves as part of the landscape and part of nature, then saving nature is really about saving ourselves. Travelling across the Americas, you will witness powerful stories that remind us of just how small and deeply interconnected our world is. I hope we all take advantage of this time to reimagine our relationship to nature and each other.” Observe stunning wildlife on our Jewels of Alaska trip. See page 26 for details. 10

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TOGETHER, WE WILL MAKE OUR TRAVEL MATTER Our positive impact starts long before your vacation begins. The recycled paper for this brochure comes from sustainably managed forests. Both in our offices, and on our trips, we are eliminating single use plastics, inviting you to bring a refillable water bottle to top up with tap water where possible as sign posted on our itinerary pages. When you book with us you will receive your documents electronically, and in doing so will be supporting us to plant a tree - this year helping Australia recover from the devastating bush fires. We have taken the TreadRight Pledge and invite you and your fellow travellers to do the same. TreadRight.org/pledge


FAMILY VALUES Words to live (and travel) by

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As a fourth-generation, family-owned and run travel company, this year we celebrate over 100 years of creating enriching travel experiences that turn your dreams of travel into memories of a lifetime.

A FAMILY OF UNIQUE TRAVEL BRANDS

In pursuit of excellence With 100 years of expertise, as a familyowned and passionately run travel company, we’re dedicated to innovating our trips and experiences to fulfill your travel dreams and provide the best service.

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We make travel personal

We put our guests at the heart of everything we do, delivering the very best holidays for our travellers. No matter where you travel, we unlock the magic of your chosen destination.

Committed to #MakeTravelMatter

TRAVEL FOR 18 - 35 YEAR OLDS

As a founding member of TreadRight, we believe in supporting sustainable projects that safeguard the people, planet and wildlife, to ensure they remain vibrant for generations to come.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOYALTY If you are a past guest of Insight or another TTC brand, you can unlock special benefits, including up to 5% savings on certain trips and departures with Insight or our sister companies. Visit TTC.com/loyalty or see page 65 for more details.

A FAMILY LEGACY IN TRAVEL In 1920, Evelyn and Solomon Tollman laid the foundation for what would become TTC by opening a small hotel in Paternoster, 150 km up the Atlantic coast from Cape Town, South Africa. It was in that hotel that the family’s passion for service developed. Solomon Tollman treated every guest as though they were his only guest, welcoming each with the warmth and hospitality he had not found in his own travels. Working day and night, he built that hotel into a thriving business. In the process, he defined the family legacy: Driven by Service. Founder of TTC Solomon Tollman with his wife Evelyn

While much has changed over the past 100 years, this passionate focus has remained exactly the same, and is precisely the attitude that defines each brand within The Travel Corporation today. INSIGHT VACATIONS | AMERICAS

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DINING THE INSIGHT WAY So many deliciously authentic ways to dine We love great food and know where to find it! Wherever we travel, our resident foodies seek out the most authentic culinary experiences, granting Insight guests a true taste of all the regions we visit. No matter the country or culture, Insight seeks out fresh local ingredients, seasonal menus, and excellent local wines to engage all your senses and highlight the full ambience of the land, people and history. COOKING DEMONSTRATION Roll up your sleeves and get busy with our expert local chefs! Learn about traditional cuisine and regional specialties during a fun and often interactive cooking lesson right inside the kitchen, followed by a taste of the final dish. DINE-AT-HOME

C’est Bon Cooking school, Ottawa

WELCOME DINNER

DINE-AROUND

A warm overture to your Insight adventure, our Welcome Dinners give you a chance to mingle, make friends, meet your Travel Director, and learn more about the journey ahead.

Life is full of tough choices, like knowing where to dine in a new city! Choose from our selection of excellent and personable restaurants all recommended by your Travel Director, where you and a smaller group of companions can enjoy authentic local cuisine in an intimate setting. HIGHLIGHT LUNCH Enjoy lunch like the locals do, for example in Peru discover the traditional way Peruvians have been preparing their food using hot stones since the time of the Inca empire.

Chef Russell preparing a Welcome Dinner at ZuZu

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Join a local foodie for a Dine-at-Home experience

HIGHLIGHT DINNER A night out focusing on excellent gastronomy at acclaimed local restaurants—often paired with music or entertainment, and of course, great wine! CELEBRATION DINNER

FARM-TO-TABLE Get a fresh taste of your destination with restaurants praised for their use of locally sourced ingredients. Our Farm-to-Table meals feature top-notch produce and wine thoughtfully selected from the region’s farmers and growers.

Home-cooked meals are very special, which is why we offer our guests a chance to dine in the home of a local foodie. Enjoy a traditional dinner made with passion and make new friends as you learn about their everyday lives.

Pachamanca Lunch, Sacred Valley

Celebrate the last night of your journey with a meal to remember. Hand-picked by our resident foodie experts, these memorable dinners are at some of the best and highest-rated restaurants on your trip and offer you the chance to bid a stylish farewell to new friends.


HAND-PICKED HOTELS For days and nights to remember At Insight, we believe that where you stay makes the difference between a good holiday and an unforgettable one. That’s why we take the greatest possible care in choosing hotels that are truly excellent in terms of style, location and service, and take the well-being of our guests as seriously as we do.

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stay at the Glacier View Lodge is truly unforgettable. Overlooking glaciers and mountains high up in the alpine zone, the views are spectacular. Stay cozy and warm while enjoying comfortable guest rooms and delicious dining or

THE HARBOR VIEW HOTEL ON MARTHA’S VINEYARD go out and take in the pristine icy surroundings with exclusive before and after hours access to the glacier with private guided tours. Named one of Travel + Leisure's Best Hotels in the World. Stay here on our Canadian Rockies & Pacific Coast trip. See page 22 for details.

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ocated in the heart of historic Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, this iconic hotel blends new, modern design with the elegance of a timeless landmark. Showcasing unparalleled views of the water and harbour, this property is ideal for a stay on the island.

The Harbor View’s culinary program draws guests from all around with island-to-table dining and the Vineyard’s freshest ingredients. Stay here on our Boston, Cape Cod & The Islands trip. See page 48 for details.

STAY IN STYLE Relax at comfortable hotels with welcoming lobbies and bars, air-conditioned rooms and quality breakfasts to start each day.

DESIRABLE ADDRESSES

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Maximise your experience by overnighting in city-centres or in scenic locations, depending on what’s best for your itinerary.

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EXCELLENT SERVICE Enjoy a seamless, stress-free experience with your Travel Director managing your hotel check-ins and luggage delivery. insightvacations.com/hotels

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mbracing the natural environment and emulating its desert surroundings is Hotel Cumbres San Pedro de Atacama, high up in the Cordillera de Los Andes. Soothingly minimalist, this oasis is tranquil and restful, allowing you to recharge before going out and exploring the landscapes and geography of

the driest desert in the world. The Atacama Desert showcases salt flats, lagoons, volcanoes, geysers and hot springs, as well as some of the best stargazing and astronomical observatories in the world due to the clear, bright skies with little to no light interference. Stay here on our Best of Chile from Atacama to Patagonia trip. See page 60 for details.

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TRAVEL IN COMFORT & IN STYLE Twice the legroom, twice the view We want you to feel entirely at ease and relaxed throughout your Insight holiday. So let us take care of the driving while you sit back and enjoy the journey, worry-free.

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ur experienced coach drivers transfer you to your destination seamlessly, via the best and most scenic routes.

Sitting high above the traffic in your uniquely customised Insight Vacations coach, you’ll enjoy the best possible views along with personal air conditioning and twice as much legroom of a standard coach. Catch up online, stay in touch with home, and share photos and highlights in real time with our complimentary Wi-Fi. In Latin America, most of the longer journeys throughout the itinerary are covered by plane and our coaches do not have the additional legroom. On these itineraries some alternative smaller vehicles are used for short journeys, to access hotels which are off the beaten track. With smaller groups that average 33 travellers (maximum 40), Insight travellers have more time to enjoy the destination and to really get to know each other. Reduced wait times and smaller, sociable groups allow for easier travel and more quality time in your destination.

THE INSIGHT DIFFERENCE STANDARD COACH

STRINGENT ON THE ROAD PROTOCOLS The well-being of our guests and team has always been our top priority. Travel with the reassurance that we have put numerous new measures in place to elevate our hygiene standards and protocols. insightvacations.com/knowbeforeyougo

OTHER MODES OF SEAMLESS TRAVEL Our “leave everything to us” principle always applies. By water, rail, or road, every leg of your journey will be smoothly and seamlessly coordinated by our team, so that you don’t have to worry about a thing. SOME FAVOURITE GUEST EXPERIENCES Journey to Machu Picchu on a unique train with panoramic views of the Andean landscape from the high domed windows. There is also an outdoor carriage, so you can step out to fully immerse yourself in the spectacular surroundings en route. Related trip: Peru with Machu Picchu & the Nazca Lines, page 58

Explore the Athabasca Glacier on an Ice explorer after closing hours, when all the crowds have gone. Followed by a guided glacier walk to learn about the history and geology of the region.

INSIGHT CUSTOMISED COACH W.C.

• Smaller groups mean easier travel and more time to enjoy your destination, with less waiting around. • Extra legroom to allow you to stretch out and relax in real comfort with free onboard Wi-Fi. • More personal space with personal air conditioning so that you can travel as part of a sociable group but still maintain your physical distance. • Experienced coach drivers know the best routes for scenery and travel time, so you’re free to relax and enjoy the journey. insightvacations.com/travel 14

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Related trip: Canadian Rockies and Pacific Coast, page 22

Enjoy a train ride through Peru’s Sacred Valley

Explore the ancient Athabasca Glacier on a giant Ice Explorer


PERSONALISE YOUR JOURNEY Manage and personalise your trip, the easy way MyInsight allows you to communicate your preferences to your Travel Director even before you depart from home as well as during your trip. All of your holiday details are easily accessible in one place online.

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o two days on an Insight journey are the same, as we bring the magic of each destination you visit to life. With plenty of opportunities to personalise your trip, you can create your own adventure alongside your knowledgeable Travel Director, who is there to ensure your holiday is completely seamless and stress-free.

Join an active or a leisurely experience

DINE AROUND EVENINGS On many Insight trips, you’ll have a Dine Around Evening with the Travel Director recommending a few local restaurants where you can choose to dine, each serving unique dishes and flavours. Choose the restaurant that suits you best and dine in a more intimate setting with a smaller group. Choose the restaurant and cuisine that suits you

INSIGHT CHOICE With Insight Choice, you can follow your interests and choose the experience that speaks to you. Your Travel Director will offer you the choice of two included Insight Experiences. For example, choose between exploring an art museum or going on a foodie walking tour. Or between a more active experience and a more leisurely one. Look for the Insight Choice symbol on select trips.

HOW MYINSIGHT BENEFITS YOU Personalisation By communicating your preferences ahead of your trip, your Travel Director can tailor your holiday to you and your interests. Seamless travel From hotel check-ins to passport and security checks, we make your travel experience easy and handle all the logistics. Duty of care In the unlikely event of an incident, we will use your details to contact you. Document access View your documents online 21 days prior to departure via the e-Documents portal. We will plant a tree in Australia for every guest, helping us to reforest devastated lands with our partners.

Your Travel Director is on hand for local recommendations

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES & LOCAL RECOMMENDATIONS During your free time, your Travel Director can make local recommendations for how you can explore on your own. You can also choose to join an Optional Experience, organised by your Travel Director, that suits your interests. These can be visits to local museums, foodie experiences, concerts, sightseeing and other activities you enjoy.

YOUR REGISTRATION ON MYINSIGHT We require all guests to register with MyInsight before departing for their holiday. It only takes a few minutes and we’ll ask you to enter: • Your contact details while travelling, such as your mobile number • Your travel preferences, including dietary requirements • Details of someone at home who we can contact in case of an emergency myinsight.insightvacations.com

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FALL FOLIAGE IN THE NORTHEAST New England for foodies If you’re wondering what it’s really like travelling with Insight Vacations, how better to find out than from recent guests?

BRUCE AND ROSE LARKIN /WISCONSIN, USA INSIGHT GUESTS

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hen booking my trip last year, I already knew my Northeast vacation would be phenomenal. I had travelled with Insight Vacations before and love how they always arrange great accommodation and amazing food.

fish and lobster at The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge. We also enjoyed tasting maple syrup in Vermont. We couldn’t get enough of the 8-generation Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks. We love maple syrup so much and of course bought some to take home.

If I could do the trip all over again, I would. We had excellent weather and it was breathtaking to see the beautiful fall colours out east. The holiday was handled so beautifully by our travel director Tiffany—she really did an outstanding job. There were 23 people on this trip, and she engaged with each one of us individually, to ensure the trip was always fun. This allowed us to really connect with one another. It was such a joy for Tiffany to keep everyone energized.

The holiday was handled so beautifully by our travel director Tiffany—she really did an outstanding job.

The highlight of the trip for me was visiting the Von Trapp family in Stowe, Vermont, which is home to the breathtaking alpine setting that attracted the real Von Trapp family of ‘The Sound of Music’. We stayed at the family’s Austrian-style lodge and indulged in a three-course dinner that I will never forget. The lodge is so beautiful and has so much history. On the grounds, you’ll find the gravesite of Von Trapp and his wife Maria, which made our stay even more spectacular. The food experiences did not disappoint either. One of our favourite dishes was fresh

Kennebunkport in Maine was one of the best scenic experiences on the coast. This is where president H.W. Bush had a summer home. We saw a beautiful lighthouse and cool historic sites. We signed up for the optional trip to the Northeast Norman Rockwell museum because he is one of our favourite artists, and the experience did not disappoint.

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Lighthouse in Portland, Maine

Overall, the trip was so well organised— for food and historical sites—it was unbelievable. Our Travel Director, Tiffany, knew everywhere to visit outside the hotel and made it fun. We are heading on another trip with Insight soon, out west, to explore the canyons and national parks. We know it will be another wonderful experience! Thank you, Bruce and Rose, for sharing your travel story and photos.

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INTRODUCING CANADA In Canada, the world’s second largest country, vast wildernesses await you, as well as crystal clear lakes, imposing mountains, and cutting-edge cities including Montreal and Toronto.

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Inspiring, magical #INSIGHTMOMENTS captured by our guest:

Val Mansfield on our CANADIAN ROCKIES & THE PACIFIC COAST trip Learn more about this trip on page 22 and create your own special moments.

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INSIGHT EXPERIENCES CHARLOTTETOWN: Experience the culture of the local Mi’kmaq community on Prince Edward Island through the eyes of their people.

THE ICEFIELDS PARKWAY: Led by an expert driver guide after hours, board a specially designed Ice Explorer to discover the frosty flow of the Athabasca Glacier. 3 ITINERARIES | 2 COUNTRIES

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CANADA REGIONAL JOURNEY

TRIP PLANNER - 12 DAYS

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LANDSCAPES OF THE CANADIAN MARITIMES

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IMPROVED ITINERARY

“One of the things that guests find the most memorable about the trip is the friendliness of the people and the overall hospitality that only Maritimers can give visitors to this part of Canada.� - Max, Travel Director

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ď”ˆ INSIGHT CHOICE

Prince Edward Island: Choose between a guided lighthouse tour followed by a tasting at a winery producing fruit wines, or a bike ride to explore further on your own.

đ&#x;‘ INSIGHT EXPERIENCES Charlottetown: Experience the culture of the local Mi'kmaq community on Prince Edward Island through the eyes of their people. Join an evening of traditional song and dance on Cape Breton Island.

★ TOP RATED HIGHLIGHTS Embark on a cruise of Bras d'Or Lake • Take a whale watching cruise on the Bay of Fundy. Visit Peggy's Cove • the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site • Green Gables Heritage Place • Cape Breton Highlands, Prince Edward Island and Fundy National Parks.

â„“ AUTHENTIC DINING

Welcome Dinner in Halifax • Cape Bretonstyle Dinner with wine • Highlight Lunch in Georgetown • Highlight Lunch with wine while cruising Shediac Bay • Celebration Dinner and scallop demonstration in Digby.

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Atlantic Ocean

Key: Join/Leave Options Cruise UNESCO Heritage Site 1 Central Hotels + Nights 1 Scenic Hotels + Nights Place Visited

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YOUR ITINERARY - AT A GLANCE 12 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 11 BREAKFASTS | 2 LUNCHES | 4 DINNERS | 23 INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

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DAY 2 ¡ RELAXED START SIGHTSEEING AND RELAXATION IN HALIFAX. Delve into Halifax's nautical history at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, where your Local Expert will engage you in stories of key historic events, including the Halifax Explosion and the tragic sinking of the Titanic in 1912. Join a Local Expert for an informative exploration of eclectic Halifax. This afternoon, enjoy an Insight Choice between a visit to the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, the Maud Lewis Gallery, or the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. (B)

DAY 3 HISTORIC LUNENBURG AND PEGGY'S COVE. Journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg and meet a Local Expert for a walking tour. Hear tales of the fishing industry's impact on the region before visiting scenic Peggy's Cove. Enjoy a Highlight Dinner with live music back in Halifax. (B) (DW) DAY 4

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BLOOMING BADDECK. Journey to Cape Breton Island. In Baddeck, embark on a picturesque boat cruise across Bras d'Or Lake with your fellow travellers (weather permitting). â„“ In the evening, experience warm hospitality and Cape Breton-style home cooking at your waterfront hotel. đ&#x;‘ Continue your night with traditional music and song at the Celtic Evening, where you'll enjoy a night of Acadian hospitality and entertainment. (B) (DW)  Inverary Resort, Baddeck. | Resort | ∂

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DAY 7 PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND SIGHTSEEING. ★ Discover picturesque Prince Edward Island with a Local Expert before heading on to Cavendish. Here you'll visit the Green Gables House, the fabled home that provided inspiration for L.M. Montgomery's children's classic, 'Anne of Green Gables'. Return to Charlottetown, where you will visit the Abegweit Mi'Kmaw Nation, an Indigenous community located east of the city. đ&#x;‘ You'll be met by your local Knowledge Keeper who will welcome you to the community, before you are introduced to the Seven Sacred Teachings and how it guides the Mi’Kmaq people. (B)

DAY 8 ¡ RELAXED START INSIGHT CHOICE IN CHARLOTTETOWN. Head for the quaint seaside fishing village of Georgetown in eastern Prince Edward Island. â„“ Enjoy a delicious Highlight Lunch of Island Blue Mussel cooked fresh by the fisherman. Then, take a short stroll though the village to the historic Georgetown Inn, where you' ll be invited by the owner to continue your meal featuring fresh, locally grown produce. đ&#x;‘ You will be met by a fisherman who will regale you with tales of life at sea and teach you all about the area's lobster and mussel industry.

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ROYAL. Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime whale watching cruise (weather permitting) on the Bay of Fundy. đ&#x;‘ Move on to the historic town of Annapolis Royal and take a stroll with a costumed interpreter. â„“ In the evening, meet a former scallop fisherman for a culinary demonstration and Celebration Dinner featuring the highly prized seafood. (B) (DW)

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ALL INCLUDED EXPERIENCES & DINING WORTH APPROXIMATELY $952 Please see inside front cover for information key on dining, travel styles and itinerary icons.

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EASTERN USA AND CANADA DISCOVERY JOURNEY

TRIP PLANNER - 16 DAYS

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BEST OF EASTERN CANADA & USA

“It’s magical to see how a group of guests come together over the course of our trip. I can always tell when that’s happening because there is a lot of conversation on the coach, and guests are exchanging both travel and personal stories.� - Robin, Travel Director

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đ&#x;‘ INSIGHT EXPERIENCES Ottawa: Gain new culinary skills and learn more about regional cuisine with a local chef during a cooking demonstration at C'est Bon. Montreal

★ TOP RATED HIGHLIGHTS Embark on a cruise to the base of Niagara Falls. Visit historic Kingston • Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal • Ile d'Orleans • Quebec City • Acadia National Park • Kennebunkport • Boston's Freedom Trail • Times Square in NYC • Philadelphia's Liberty Bell • Washington D.C. City tours of Montreal, Quebec City and New York City with Local Experts; Washington, D.C. See Niagara Falls • Ottawa • Old Montreal and Mount Royal • the White House, Washington Monument and National Mall in D.C.

â„“ AUTHENTIC DINING

Welcome Dinner in Toronto • Cooking Demonstration and three-course Highlight Dinner in Ottawa • Dine-Around Evening in Quebec • Highlight Dinner with lobster in Bar Harbor • Celebration Dinner in Washington, D.C.

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Key: Join/Leave Options UNESCO Heritage Site 1 Central Hotels + Nights 1 Scenic Hotels + Nights Place Visited

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YOUR ITINERARY - AT A GLANCE 16 DAYS | 2 COUNTRIES | 15 BREAKFASTS | 1 LUNCH | 6 DINNERS | 16 INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

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DAY 2 TORONTO AND THE THUNDERING FALLS OF NIAGARA. See Queen's Park and the Parliament Buildings, before venturing on to spectacular Niagara Falls. View this great natural wonder up-close on a cruise to the base of the falls. (B)

DAY 3 KINGSTON AND OTTAWA. ★ Journey to historic Kingston, otherwise known as the Limestone City and view the old buildings, churches and fortifications. Continue to the Canadian capital of Ottawa. đ&#x;‘ You'll join a cooking demonstration at C'est Bon. Set in their state-of-the-art kitchen facilities close to ByWard Market, you'll learn new culinary skills and more about local cuisine. Ingredients include Canadian staples such as maple sugar, haskaps, labrador tea and wild flowers. â„“ End the experience with a delicious threecourse dinner with wine. (B) (DW)  Hilton Lac-Leamy, Gatineau-Ottawa. | Contemporary | ∂

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DAY 5 MONTREAL, THE ROYAL MOUNTAIN. Join a Local Expert who will guide you around Old Montreal, Mount Royal, and the iconic Notre-Dame Basilica. The rest of the day is free to enjoy as you please. (B)

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DAY 7 ¡ RELAXED START QUINTESSENTIAL QUEBEC. Discover more of Quebec's unique European charm with a Local Expert. You'll see the Latin Quarter, Plains of Abraham, City Hall and Palace Royale, plus views of Château Frontenac. The rest of the day is yours at leisure. In the evening you' ll choose from a selection of top local restaurants on a Dine-Around Evening. (B) (DW) DAY 8 QUEBEC TO BAR HARBOR. Bid 'Au Revoir' to Quebec as you cross the U.S. border and travel toward Mount Desert Island on the Atlantic Coast. (B) Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina, Bar Harbor. | Resort | ∂

DAY 9 EXPLORE ACADIA NATIONAL PARK. Take in the natural beauty of Acadia National Park, with its dramatic rocky shoreline. You'll have time to explore Bar Harbor. The evening is saved for a delectable Highlight Dinner with your new friends, as you feast on authentic Maine lobster. (B) (DW) DAY 10 COASTAL NEW ENGLAND TO BOSTON. Follow the rocky Maine shoreline, and stop in picturesque Kennebunkport. (B) Hyatt Regency Boston. | Traditional | ∂

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DAY 11 BOSTON, THE CRADLE OF LIBERTY. Join your Travel Director as they guide you along the Freedom Trail, a route that leads you to 16 historically significant sites. (B)

DAY 12 A BITE OF THE BIG APPLE. Follow the bright lights to New York City. Visit the Top of the Rock Observation Deck with stunning views of the New York skyline. This evening, your local EatWith host will delight you with a home-cooked meal and immerse you in life in NYC. (B) (DW) The Renwick Hotel, New York City. | Historic | ∂

DAY 13 A MANHATTAN MASTERPIECE. Explore the 'City that Never Sleeps' with your Local Expert, before heading out on your own. (B)

DAY 14 LIBERTY IN PHILADELPHIA AND D.C. Travel to Pennsylvania's largest city, Philadelphia. Explore Independence National Historic Park and visit the Liberty Bell with your Travel Director. Journey to Washington, D.C., the nation's capital. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure and perhaps join an optional Illuminations Tour in the evening. (B) Fairmont Washington D.C. Georgetown. | Contemporary | ∂

DAY 15 WASHINGTON, D.C. SIGHTSEEING AND LEISURE TIME. Immerse yourself in a sightseeing tour and view the White House, the striking Washington Monument, sprawling National Mall, the Lincoln Memorial and the World War II Memorial. The rest of the day is at leisure. Join your Travel Director and fellow guests for a Celebration Dinner and toast to new friends and fantastic memories. (B) (DW) DAY 16 DEPART WASHINGTON, D.C. A morning transfer will take you to Dulles International Airport or Reagan National Airport for your flight home. Alternatively, extend your stay at your own pleasure. (B)

UBER TRANSFER OPTION AVAILABLE ON DEPARTURE ONLY ALL INCLUDED EXPERIENCES & DINING WORTH APPROXIMATELY $995 Please see inside front cover for information key on dining, travel styles and itinerary icons.

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USA & CANADA REGIONAL JOURNEY

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CANADIAN ROCKIES & PACIFIC COAST

NEW EXPERIENCE COLUMBIA ICEFIELD

“Driving onto the Athabasca Glacier on the Ice Explorer and stepping onto one of the largest ice fields in the world is a thrilling experience. Now imagine discovering the beauty and immensity of the glacier after the crowds of the day are gone – that is truly magical for our guests.� - Anina, Travel Director

ď”ˆ INSIGHT CHOICE

Seattle: Choose between a tour of the iconic Space Needle or the Chihuly Gardens and Glass exhibit.

đ&#x;‘ INSIGHT EXPERIENCES Chase: Partake in a Smudging Ceremony and witness a traditional spiritual ritual conducted by a member of the local Indigenous community. Board a specially designed Ice Explorer led by an expert driver guide to discover the frosty flow of the Athabasca Glacier after hours • stroll along Glacier Skywalk before hours, a glass-floored walkway rising 918 ft (280 metres) above the Sunwapta Valley.

★ TOP RATED HIGHLIGHTS Take the ferry as you travel between Vancouver and Victoria • Cruise the serene waters of Maligne Lake • Board a historic Red Jammer bus in Glacier National Park. Visit Jasper National Park • Maligne Canyon • Banff National Park • UNESCO World Heritage Site of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump • Lake McDonald • Lake Coeur d'Alene.

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Welcome Dinner in Vancouver • DineAround Evening in Victoria • Dinner with wine in Chase • Dinner with wine at Glacier View Lodge • Dinner with wine in Banff • Lunch with wine at Cave B Estate • Celebration Dinner at Ivar's in Seattle.

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inclusive of cruise and cruise-related charges. Single and Triple cruise staterooms are available on a request basis only. All departures are sailing on the MS Volendam.

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VICTORIA. Embark on a tour of Vancouver, exploring Gastown and the famous totem poles in Stanley Park followed by a visit to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. You'll have free time to enjoy lunch on your own. This afternoon, board a ferry and sail through the beautiful Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island, an idyllic place known for its fishing and art communities. You'll end your day here, in British Columbia's stunning capital city, Victoria. (B) Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria. | Contemporary | ∂

DAY 3 BUTCHART GARDENS. Start your day wandering through world renowned Butchart Gardens, a National Historic Site of Canada. Enjoy a sightseeing tour, including Canada's oldest Chinatown, the bustling Inner Harbour and stately Legislative Buildings.

At night, choose from a selection of restaurants for your Dine-Around Evening. (B) (DW) DAY 4

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COLUMBIA. This morning, cruise back to the mainland and continue on your scenic journey through British Columbia to the Secwepemc Territory at Little Shuswap Lake close to Chase. đ&#x;‘ Upon arrival, you will witness and partake in a Smudging Ceremony, a traditional spiritual ritual conducted by a member of the local Indigenous community.

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As you settle in at your lakeside lodge this evening, you' ll enjoy Dinner with wine featuring authentic regional fl avours. (B) (DW) Quaaout Lodge & Spa at Talking Rock Golf Resort, Chase. | Resort | ∂

DAY 5 THE ALPINE WONDERLAND OF JASPER NATIONAL PARK. After breakfast this morning, your journey takes you along the legendary Yellowhead Highway towards Jasper National Park, part of the Canadian Rocky Mountains Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. En route, a stop will be made at the Mount Robson Visitor Center in Mount Robson Provincial Park. Enjoy the best views of Mount Robson, which at 12,972 ft (3,954 metres) is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Arrive in the wonderland of Jasper National Park with its soothing mineral hot springs, rugged glaciers, colourful meadows, and majestic mountains. (B) Crimson Jasper. | Contemporary | ∂ DAY 6

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COLUMBIA ICEFIELD. Start the day with an informative walk on the trails of Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Canadian Rockies. ★ Then, embark on a narrated cruise on iconic Maligne Lake. Stop at Spirit Island, one of the most photographed sites in the Canadian Rockies. Travel along the majestic Icefields Parkway and arrive at the Columbia Icefield for your stay at the just opened Glacier View Lodge. đ&#x;‘ After a welcome reception in the Moraine Lounge, your Local Expert will escort you to this evening's first activity—a special after-hours glacier tour, when all visitors are gone. Venture out onto Athabasca Glacier in a massive Ice Explorer. Then, join your guide for a warm beverage as you stroll atop the ice.

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ALL INCLUDED EXPERIENCES & DINING WORTH APPROXIMATELY $1294 Please see inside front cover for information key on dining, travel styles and itinerary icons.

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YOUR ITINERARY - AT A GLANCE LAND ONLY: 14 DAYS | 2 COUNTRIES | 13 BREAKFASTS | 1 LUNCH | 6 DINNERS | 24 INCLUDED EXPERIENCES LAND & CRUISE: 21 DAYS | 2 COUNTRIES | 20 BREAKFASTS | 7 LUNCHES | 13 DINNERS | 24 INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

DAY 7 ICEFIELDS, GLACIERS AND LAKES TO BANFF NATIONAL PARK. đ&#x;‘ Following a hearty breakfast, venture onto the amazing Glacier Skywalk where you will be treated to a before hours, private guided tour of a cliff-edged glass-floored walkway. After this morning's icy adventure, continue south to Lake Louise and admire its blue waters and Victoria Glacier. Journey on to the resort town of Banff, your home for the next two nights.

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Dine at your hotel this evening and unwind in your stunning natural surroundings. (B) (DW) The Rimrock Resort, Banff. | Resort | ∂

DAY 8 ¡ RELAXED START THE UNSPOILED WILDERNESS OF BANFF NATIONAL PARK. Spend the entire day exploring as you wish. Choose from several optional experiences, including a helicopter flight over the Canadian Rockies, or a ride onboard the Banff Gondola.(B)

DAY 9 QUEST FOR BUFFALO ON THE WAY TO GLACIER NATIONAL PARK. đ&#x;‘ Depart for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, to discover how the Indigenous people used this 36-foot-high (11 metres) cliff to hunt stampeding herds of bison. Meet a local Blackfoot elder and hear fascinating stories about the Plains people of today and long ago. Later, cross the U.S. border into Montana, admiring the rugged beauty of mountainous Glacier National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B)  Many Glacier Hotel, Glacier National Park, Babb. | Traditional | ∂

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DAY 10 GOING-TO-THE-SUN AND GLACIER NATIONAL PARK. Board a private, historic Red Jammer bus for a journey along the Going-to-the-Sun Road; an engineering marvel running through the park's wild interior. During your narrated trip, take in the stunning views from Logan Pass, before arriving at historic Lake McDonald Lodge on the shores of beautiful Lake McDonald. (B) Lake McDonald Lodge, Glacier National Park. | Traditional | ∂

DAY 11 LAKE COEUR D'ALENE AND SPOKANE. Continue on to the beautiful shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene, one of America's most beautiful lakes, and arrive in Spokane to stay at The Historic Davenport, Autograph Collection hotel. This is Washington State's grandest hotel, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (B) The Historic Davenport, Autograph Collection, Spokane. | Heritage | ∂

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DAY 13 THE SOARING SIGHTS OF SEATTLE.

Explore Seattle with Insight Choice. Decide between a tour of Seattle’s major sight, the Space Needle, or the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit.

DAY 14 DEPART SEATTLE OR VANCOUVER. It’s time to say goodbye to the Emerald City as your trip comes to an end. You have the choice of an included transfer to Seattle SeaTac International Airport, or Vancouver International Airport, where you will arrive at approximately 14:00. Guests taking the optional Alaska Glacier Bay Inside Passage Cruise will be transferred to the port before boarding their ship. (B) DAYS 14 - 20

â„Ž CRUISING THE INSIDE PASSAGE.

DAY 12 WONDERFUL WINES EN ROUTE TO SEATTLE. Continue on through the wide, endless horizons of the wine-producing area of Washington State.

Enjoy a visit to Cave B Estate, an awardwinning boutique winery. Explore the nuances of their fine wine selection with some tastings over a Highlight Lunch. Then it's on to Seattle for an evening at leisure at your hotel. (B) (LW) The Charter Hotel Seattle, Curio Collection by Hilton. | Contemporary | ∂

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Experience the ever-changing panorama and vast wilderness that stretches from British Columbia to Skagway, Alaska. Slowly glide past a maze of bays, glacier-carved fjords, and waterways protected from open sea by islands and other land masses. Stop in Juneau, a place to let your imagination run wild. Skagway is a town with a colourful past, carefully preserved in the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. In the aquatic wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park, behold a landscape at its literal moment of creation. Call in at Ketchikan, the salmon capital of the world. Every stateroom offers a gracious retreat and luxurious living. Room options include Ocean View with a window or porthole, and Vista Suite with floor-to ceiling-windows and a private balcony. All staterooms feature two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed with ensuite bathroom and a range of sophisticated amenities. (B) (L) (D) Holland America Line: MS Volendam | Cruise

DAY 21 DEPART VANCOUVER. Sail into Vancouver Harbour this morning. After disembarking, take your transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the hotel, if you wish to extend your stay. Airport arrival will be at approximately 09:30. (B)

In the evening, join your Travel Director and fellow guests for a Celebration Dinner with wine at Ivar's Acres of Clams, for the Northwest's best dining on Seattle's waterfront. (B) (DW)

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INTRODUCING USA Discover the USA in all its rich diversity, from bustling New York, enchanting New England, to breathtaking natural beauty in world-famous national parks. Alaska

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Inspiring, magical #INSIGHTMOMENTS captured by our guest:

Margot Lojek on our GRAND JOURNEY OF AMERICA’S WEST trip Learn more about this trip on page 30 and create your own special moments.

ITINERARIES JEWELS OF ALASKA & GLACIER DISCOVERY CRUISE OPTION GRAND JOURNEY OF AMERICA’S WEST BEST OF CALIFORNIA ENCHANTING CANYONLANDS AMERICAN PARKS TRAIL WONDERS OF THE AMERICAN WEST GREAT WESTERN AMERICAN ADVENTURE AMERICA’S MAGNIFICENT NATIONAL PARKS DESERT ESCAPES OF CALIFORNIA AND ARIZONA NEW ENGLAND’S FALL FOLIAGE BOSTON CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS WITH CANADA & NEW ENGLAND CRUISE OPTION WASHINGTON D.C., NIAGARA FALLS & N.Y.C.  REVISED COUNTRY ROADS OF THE DEEP SOUTH  NEW AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL

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INSIGHT EXPERIENCES YOSEMITE: Visit Yosemite National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and experience its beauty on a ranger-led valley floor tour.

NEWPORT: Home of the America’s Cup, sail aboard an 80ft schooner learning about the coastlines rich and famous inhabitants, both past and present. 14 ITINERARIES | 30 STATES

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NEW EXPERIENCE MATANUSKA VALLEY

“One experience not to be missed on this trip is taking a coach tour into Denali National Park. That’s because other than hiking in, this is the only way to experience the 6 million acre Denali National Park.� - Joel, Travel Director

đ&#x;‘ INSIGHT EXPERIENCES Anchorage: Connect with Alaska's Indigenous people and learn about the community during an exclusive Agutak (Inuit ice cream) making demonstration at the renowned Alaska Native Heritage Center Meet a local climber at a private reception in Denali National Park and hear first-hand about their experience climbing the tallest land-based mountain in the world.

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★ TOP RATED HIGHLIGHTS Journey on the world-famous Alaskan Railroad • Cruise Prince William Sound and College Fjord. Visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center • a local farm in Matanuska Valley • Chulitna River on jet boat • Denali National Park. City tour of Anchorage. See the majestic surroundings from your glass-domed railcar • the stunning wilderness of Denali National Park • sweeping views of the mountains and sea on the way to Girdwood • glaciers and wildlife. Enjoy the scenery along George Parks Highway and the dramatic views of Turnagain Arm along the Seward Highway, a National Scenic Byway.

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Welcome Dinner in Anchorage • DineAround evening in Denali • Celebration Dinner in Girdwood.

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DAY 1 ANCHORAGE, THE CITY OF LIGHTS AND FLOWERS. Welcome to Alaska, an adventurous land of wildlife, mountains, national parks and glaciers. Upon arrival at Anchorage International Airport, you'll be transferred to your hotel.

Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner at MUSE, located in the Anchorage Museum, a venue dedicated to studying and exploring the land, people, art and history of Alaska. (DW) Sheraton Anchorage Hotel and Spa. | Traditional | ∂

DAY 2 ANCHORAGE SIGHTSEEING AND THE MATANUSKA VALLEY. ★ Get acquainted with Anchorage on an included city tour. đ&#x;‘ Enjoy an exclusive Agutak (Inuit Ice Cream) making demonstration by Alaska's Indigenous people during a visit to the renowned Alaska Native Heritage Center. Learn how this culinary tradition establishes a link to the past, inspires a sense of pride and spurs a dialogue about an ancient people's remarkable ability to survive. ★ This afternoon, travel through the fertile Matanuska Valley and stop at a local farm to see how the long summer days and glacial silt create the perfect environment for growing vegetables and flowers. Depart Anchorage for the quaint community of Talkeetna, nestled at the base of Mount Denali, North America's tallest peak. The evening is yours at leisure, so ask your Travel Director for suggestions on where is best to head for a bite to eat. (B)  Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge. | Traditional | ∂ DAY 3

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đ&#x;‘ This morning, enjoy an included jet boat tour up the Chulitna River and visit a Trapper Cabin. Learn about the lifestyle of hunting and trapping in Interior Alaska. The rest of the day is yours to explore more of Talkeetna or perhaps join an optional experience. (B)

DAY 4 ¡ RELAXED START JOURNEY ALONG THE ALASKAN RAILROAD. ★ Enjoy a relaxed start this morning before boarding the world-famous Alaskan Railroad train for a spectacular journey over swiftrushing streams, towards Denali National Park and Preserve. View the majestic surroundings from the comfort of your glassdomed railcar. đ&#x;‘ Meet a local climber who will share stories about what it's like to brave a climb up the tallest land-based mountain in the world.

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DAY 5 ¡ RELAXED START DENALI NATIONAL PARK, THE CROWN JEWEL OF THE ALASKAN WILDERNESS. With the Denali National Park and Preserve just a short drive away from your hotel, you'll find a number of ways to enjoy the Alaskan wilderness on your own, or spend the day partaking in one of our optional activities. From an exciting rafting trip down the Nenana River to a helicopter flightseeing tour or a Denali Wilderness walking tour, the choice is yours – just don't forget your camera! End the day back at your lodge and enjoy panoramic views of your surroundings at night. (B)

DAY 6 GIRDWOOD AND MOUNT ALYESKA. Enjoy a scenic journey on the George Parks Highway. đ&#x;‘ Meet the champion dog team of four-time Iditarod winner, Martin Buser and learn about the challenges of competing in the 1,049-mile (1,688 km) dogsled race and enjoy lunch at his home. Journey on the Seward Highway along Turnagain Arm with its dramatic views, before arriving in the town of Girdwood, home of the Alyeska Resort and ski area.

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Visit with the Captain in the wheelhouse and enjoy lunch. For those saying farewell today, travel back to Anchorage where you will arrive at the Anchorage Airport at approximately 20:00. If you're continuing your journey on the Glacier Discovery Cruise from Whittier, you will be transferred to the ship pier to board the MS Nieuw Amsterdam or MS Noordam where you'll enjoy dinner and set sail in the evening. While on board, the cruise line will provide you with options and activities for the day, so whether you want to stay on the ship or explore more on land, the choice is yours. You'll also have a wide range of meal options to choose from throughout your journey.

Information about these will be given by the cruise line once on board. (B) (L) (D) Holland America’s MS Nieuw Amsterdam or MS Noordam. | Cruise

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Check out the world's largest collection of standing totem poles, intricately carved with native designs. Perhaps take an optional guided tour through town or a floatplane flightseeing trip. (B) (L) (D)

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℮ CRUISING – DAY AT SEA.

Enjoy the facilities on board the ship during this day at sea. You will find plenty of options for entertainment, dining or shopping or simply sit back and relax. (B) (L) (D)

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℮ SCENIC CRUISING – INSIDE PASSAGE. Revel in the scenery as you slowly glide past a maze of bays, glacier-carved fjords and waterways protected from the open sea by rugged, isolated islands. (B) (L) (D)

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NATIONAL PARK. Today you'll catch Glacier Bay National Park's immense glaciers, towering peaks and icy rivers and imagine what Alaska was like before the first humans arrived. (B) (L) (D) DAY 10

℮ CRUISING – HAINES.

Haines—home to autumn's famous Alaska Bald Eagle Festival—lies alongside the longest fjord in America. Visit galleries offering traditional Tlingit art in the quaint downtown. (B) (L) (D)

DAY 14 DEPART VANCOUVER. Sail into the iconic Vancouver Harbour early this morning. After disembarking, take your transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the Westin Bayshore, Vancouver if you wish to extend your stay and explore more of this diverse city. Airport arrival will be at approximately 9:30. (B)

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℮ CRUISING – JUNEAU.

Stroll Juneau's picturesque streets, stopping in eclectic shops and saloons from the Gold Rush era. Perhaps embark on an optional trip on the Mount Roberts Tramway for exhilarating views of the harbour and nearby mountains. (B) (L) (D)

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“There’s an expression in Navajo language (Athabaskan) that I love to teach my guests: Ya’at’eeh (pronounced roughly “yah-ta-hey�). It means ‘It is good.’ It is a traditional greeting and sometimes a farewell.� - Joseph, Travel Director

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Los Angeles: Choose between a visit to the Petersen Automotive Museum or the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. @Margot Lojek sharing one of many #InsightMoments Buffalo, Yellowstone Park of Crazy Horse Memorial

đ&#x;‘ INSIGHT EXPERIENCES Black Hills: Visit Crazy Horse Memorial, which is dedicated to all Native Americans. An exclusive experience awaits as you are taken up to stand face to face with the world's largest mountain carving. YELOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (Days 17 & 18)

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Grand Teton National Park

Ride an open-air tram in Yosemite National Park • Cruise Antelope Canyon • Ride the Zion Canyon Shuttle. Visit Yosemite National Park • Grand Canyon National Park • Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park • Bryce Canyon National Park • Zion National Park • Grand Teton National Park • Yellowstone National Park • Custer State Park.

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Welcome Dinner in San Francisco • DineAround Evening in Monterey • Highlight Dinner at the Grand Canyon • scenic Highlight Dinner in Zion National Park. • ranch style Highlight Dinner at UCross • lively Celebration Dinner with wine in Custer.

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DAY 3 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE . đ&#x;‘ Experience Yosemite National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on a ranger-led valley floor tour. Rest up on your free evening at your lodge. On a clear evening you'll be able to take in the sparkling night sky over the park. (B)  Yosemite Valley Lodge. | Traditional | ∂

DAY 4 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK TO MONTEREY. Move on to Monterey. On your way, stop at the Merced Fruit Barn. đ&#x;‘ In Salinas, enjoy a farmer's tour of a local farm, known for heirloom artichokes. Arrive at your hotel on Cannery Row. (B)  InterContinental The Clement Monterey. | Traditional | ∂ DAY 5 MONTEREY, THE CRADLE OF HISTORY. Today you'll journey to Carmel-by-the-Sea, a quaint seaside community where you'll have ample free time.

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DAY 6 THE AMERICAN RIVIERA. Experience a guided tour and wine tasting at a Paso Robles winery, en route to Santa Barbara. Walk along a portion of palm tree lined State Street, the heartbeat of Santa Barbara. In the evening, dinner with wine awaits at the local Opal Restaurant & Bar. (B) (DW) Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. | Resort | ∂

DAY 7 SANTA MONICA AND L.A. ★ Visit Mission Santa Barbara, before making your way down the coast. đ&#x;‘ Your passionate and knowledgeable Local Expert will take you on a walking tour of Venice Beach, Muscle Beach, and the canals. Arrive at your modern L.A. hotel. (B)  InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. | Contemporary | ∂

DAY 8 THE GLITZ AND GLAM OF L.A. Explore Los Angeles with your Travel Director. ★ Ride aboard the lovingly restored Angel's Flight Railway in Downtown. đ&#x;‘ Next, you will be treated to an exclusive and private guided visit of the Los Angeles Theatre, a grandiose historic movie palace that is closed to the public. ★ Visit Hollywood and Highland and see the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre as you walk along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Drive along the famous Sunset Strip before walking along Rodeo Drive. ď”ˆ Explore Los Angeles with Your Choice. Select a visit to either the Petersen Automotive Museum or the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. â„“ Tonight, your Highlight Dinner is at Nick and Stef 's Steakhouse. (B) (DW)

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DAY 10 SEDONA AND THE MIGHTY GRAND CANYON. ★ Explore Sedona before heading to Grand Canyon National Park. đ&#x;‘ Local Expert Canyon Tim will host an informative and exclusive talk on this magnificent natural wonder. â„“ Enjoy a Highlight Dinner overlooking the Grand Canyon. (B) (DW)  National Park Lodges, Grand Canyon. | Traditional | ∂

DAY 11 MONUMENT VALLEY AND LAKE POWELL. ★ Visit the historic Cameron Trading Post. đ&#x;‘ Then journey to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and board all-terrain vehiclesÂŹ to explore the valley with your Navajo guide. ★ Stop at the Glen Canyon Dam to learn about its impact on the Colorado River before arriving at your lakefront resort . (B)  Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas (Lake View or Marina View Rooms). | Traditional | ∂ DAY 12 ¡ RELAXED START

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DAY 13 BRYCE CANYON AND ZION NATIONAL PARKS. Head to the sandstone cliffs of Bryce Canyon National Park in Southern Utah. Walk along Sunset Point before travelling on to Zion National Park. Join your Travel Director and new friends for a Highlight Dinner with wine. (B) (DW) Zion National Park Lodge. | Traditional | ∂ DAY 14 ZION TO LAS VEGAS. Board a private Zion Canyon Shuttle with live commentary. Later, arrive at your luxurious hotel on the glamorous Las Vegas strip. (B) Caesars Palace, Las Vegas (Julius Tower Deluxe Room). | Contemporary | ∂

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DAY 17 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. Wake up to a mountainous view like no other and witness the striking Grand Tetons thrust skyward 6,562 feet (2,000 metres) from the valley floor. This morning, you have the opportunity to partake in an optional scenic float trip down the Snake River inside Grand Teton National Park. Continue to Yellowstone, the world's first National Park. Known for its unique geothermal activity, spectacular landscapes and abundant wildlife. Tonight you'll stay in the National Park Lodges, allowing you to experience the park after hours, in its natural glory. (B) National Park Lodges, Yellowstone. | Traditional DAY 18 ¡ RELAXED START GEYSERS AND COLOURFUL MUDPOTS. Walk among the rainbow tinted hot springs and watch the erupting geysers with your Travel Director as you take in the history of the park. Catch the colourful bubbling mud pots and observe Old Faithful geyser shooting water over 120 feet (37 metres) into the air. The Upper Geyser Basin boasts the highest concentration of spouting geysers, hot springs and steaming fumaroles in the world.

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DAY 20 INTO THE BLACK HILLS. Begin your day with a scenic horseback rideÂŹ. If you prefer, perhaps go fishing or merely relax and take in your beautiful surroundings. Make your way to Devils Tower, an astounding geological feature that protrudes out of the surrounding the Black Hills. This symbolic landmark is considered sacred to the Lakota and other tribes. Experience Spearfish Canyon, a favoured spot among wildlife enthusiasts. (B) Spearfish Canyon Lodge. | Traditional | ∂ DAY 21 CUSTER AND THE WILD, WILD WEST. A day for those looking to explore the Wild West, try to spot pronghorn antelope as you cross the great high plains to the Black Hills of South Dakota. You'll have the opportunity to join Kevin Costner's Original Deadwood Tour, while a Local Expert will talk about the days of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, who made this once lawless town famous during the Gold Rush of the 1870s. Continue on to Custer State Park, renowned for its beautiful landscape and abundant wildlife. (B) State Game Lodge at Custer State Park. | Traditional | ∂ DAY 22 THE MONUMENTS OF THE BLACK HILLS. The heart of the Black Hills offers spectacular representations of the nation's past.

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Travel to iconic Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Here, carvings of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt overlook the landscape. There will be ample time to explore on your own. đ&#x;‘ Afterwards, you'll head to Crazy Horse Memorial, which is dedicated to all Native Americans. An exclusive Insight Experience awaits as you are taken up to the 641 feet (195 metres) long and 563 feet (172 metres) tall sculpture to stand face to face with the world's largest mountain carving. â„“ Join your Travel Director and newfound friends for a Celebration Dinner, as you reflect on your adventure across the wide-open spaces of America's national parks. (B) (DW)

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DAY 23 DEPART RAPID CITY OR DENVER. Guests ending in Rapid City may depart at any time. Or, travel south to Denver International Airport, arriving at 16:30. (B)

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From modern yet bohemian San Francisco, to lively Los Angeles, and the rugged beauty of Yosemite National Park, you’ll be spoiled for choice in the Golden State.

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ď”ˆ INSIGHT CHOICE

Los Angeles: Choose between a visit to the Petersen Automotive Museum or the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

COMBINE THIS JOURNEY WITH 'ENCHANTING CANYONLANDS' - SEE 'GREAT WESTERN AMERICAN ADVENTURE' ON PAGE 40.

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

đ&#x;‘ INSIGHT EXPERIENCES Los Angeles: Visit the historic Los Angeles Theater with a Local Expert for a behindthe-scenes tour.

2 SAN FRANCISCO (Days 1 & 2)

★ TOP RATED HIGHLIGHTS Ride an open-air tram in Yosemite National Park. Visit Yosemite National Park • Monterey • Mission Santa Barbara • Paso Robles • Hollywood. See the cable cars and Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco • Sausalito • the El Capitan and Half Dome rock formations in Yosemite • the art galleries and shops of Carmel-bythe-Sea • the Hollywood Walk of Fame and TCL Chinese Theatre.

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Welcome Dinner in San Francisco • DineAround Evening in Monterey • Dinner with wine in Santa Barbara • lively Celebration Dinner with wine in Los Angeles.

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Gold Country

Sausalito

17-Mile Drive

Salinas

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El Capitan San Joaquin Valley

Sierra Nevada Mountains

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Carmel-by-the-Sea

1 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

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CALIFORNIA Pacific Ocean

* Key: Join/Leave Options UNESCO Heritage Site 1 Central Hotels + Nights 1 Scenic Hotels + Nights Place Visited

COACH WITH EXTRA LEGROOM

Paso Robles Wine Country

SANTA BARBARA (Day 6) 1 Hollywood Santa Monica Venice Beach

2 LOS ANGELES (Days 7, 8 & 9)

SMALLER GROUPS

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YOUR ITINERARY - AT A GLANCE 9 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 8 BREAKFASTS | 4 DINNERS | 18 INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

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Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers at 18:00 for a Welcome Dinner with wine. (DW) Hyatt Regency Embarcadero, San Francisco. | Contemporary | ∂

DAY 2 EXPLORING SAN FRANCISCO. Get ready for a fun-filled day exploring the city. Hop aboard an iconic cable car for a ride along the picturesque streets. Visit the Cable Car Museum in the Nob Hill neighbourhood of San Francisco.Afterwards, take in the city with a few photo stops. Visit the bucolic Golden Gate Park, before walking or driving across the emblematic Golden Gate Bridge and travelling on to the city of Sausalito. A scenic ferry ride will bring you back to San Francisco, where the rest of your day is at leisure. Your Travel Director is on hand to make suggestions for making the most of your evening. (B)

DAY 3 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. Today, witness the mountainous scenery of Yosemite National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. đ&#x;‘ Explore spectacular waterfalls and striking rock formations of El Capitan and Half Dome on a ranger-led valley floor tram tour. Rest up on your free evening at your lodge, located inside the park and close to Yosemite Falls, North America's highest waterfall. On a clear evening you'll be able to take in the sparkling night sky over the park. (B)  Yosemite Valley Lodge. | Traditional | ∂

DAY 4 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK TO MONTEREY. Leave Yosemite behind as you take in the Sierras before you are swept through the fertile San Joaquin Valley, also known as the “food basket of the worldâ€?. Stop at the Merced Fruit Barn which features its diverse produce. đ&#x;‘ In Salinas, the heart of "The Salad Bowl of the World", enjoy a farmer's agricultural tour of a local farm, known for heirloom artichokes. Once in Monterey you'll head to your hotel situated on the waterfront street Cannery Row. (B)  InterContinental The Clement Monterey. | Traditional | ∂

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DAY 5 MONTEREY, THE CRADLE OF HISTORY. Today you'll journey to Carmel-by-the-Sea, a quaint seaside community where you'll have ample free time. As you travel along Pacific Coast Highway, enjoy a relaxing drive across the Monterey Peninsula and along 17-Mile Drive. Stop at Pebble Beach and its world-renowned links, as well as Lone Cypress and Seal and Bird Rocks for a glimpse of sunbathing seals and sea lions. A Dine-Around Evening awaits upon your return to Monterey, with your choice of three local restaurants. (B) (DW)

DAY 6 THE AMERICAN RIVIERA. Head on to sunny Santa Barbara. Along the way, experience a guided tour and wine tasting served at a Paso Robles winery. On arrival, Santa Barbara greets you with its white buildings, terracotta roofs, beautiful weather and an array of bars and restaurants. Walk along a portion of palm tree lined State Street, the heartbeat of Santa Barbara and stop at the Spanish-Colonial style County Courthouse. In the evening, dinner with wine awaits at the local Opal Restaurant & Bar, a Santa Barbara favourite for 20 years serving eclectic California cuisine. (B) (DW) Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort (Ocean View Room). | Resort | ∂

DAY 7 SANTA MONICA AND THE CITY OF ANGELS. ★ Visit iconic Mission Santa Barbara, before making your way to Santa Monica and Venice. đ&#x;‘ A Local Expert will take you on a walking tour of Venice Beach, Muscle Beach, the Canals and Walkways and explain Abbot Kinney's role in the development of the ‘Venice of America'. Continue on to your modern L.A. hotel, in the city's entertainment district. (B)  InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. | Contemporary | ∂

DAY 8 THE GLITZ AND GLAM OF L.A. Explore Los Angeles with your Travel Director. ★ Experience a bit of nostalgia in Downtown as you ride aboard the lovingly restored Angel's Flight Railway. đ&#x;‘ Next, you will be treated to an exclusive and private guided visit of the Los Angeles Theatre, a grandiose historic movie palace that is closed to the public. ★ Visit Hollywood and Highland, where observation decks allow for the best views of the Hollywood sign. See the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre as you walk along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Drive along the famous Sunset Strip to Beverly Hills before walking along Rodeo Drive.

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Explore Los Angeles with Your Choice. Select a visit to either the Petersen Automotive Museum or the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Tonight, toast to your journey at a Celebration Dinner at Nick and Stef 's Steakhouse. (B) (DW) DAY 9 DEPART LOS ANGELES. It's time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers before a transfer takes you to Los Angeles International Airport. If you would like to see more, perhaps extend your stay in the City of Angels. (B)

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đ&#x;‘ INSIGHT EXPERIENCES Grand Canyon

Monument Valley: Board an all-terrain vehicle for a private tour through the mythical formation of the Navajo Tribal Park with a Navajo guide. Meet a Local Expert and geologist for an informative talk about the Grand Canyon.

★ TOP RATED HIGHLIGHTS Cruise Antelope Canyon • Ride a private Zion Canyon Shuttle with live commentary. Visit Sedona • Grand Canyon National Park • Lake Powell • Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park • Bryce Canyon National Park • Zion National Park. See the magical landscape of Monument Valley and the odd-shaped monoliths known as hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park. Enjoy the scenery old Route 66 in Arizona, along the rim at Bryce Canyon National Park, and Zion Canyon Scenic Byway.

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Welcome Dinner in Scottsdale • Highlight Dinner at the Grand Canyon • scenic Celebration Dinner with wine in Zion National Park.

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Antelope Canyon

LAKE POWELL (Days 3 & 4) Monument Valley 2 Tribal Park

1 LAS VEGAS (Days 6 & 7)

* Key: Join/Leave Options UNESCO Heritage Site 1 Central Hotels + Nights 1 Scenic Hotels + Nights Place Visited

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ARIZONA

Phoenix

COACH WITH EXTRA LEGROOM

Glen Canyon Dam Cameron Trading Post

Oak Creek Canyon Sedona

1 SCOTTSDALE (Day 1)

SMALLER GROUPS

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YOUR ITINERARY - AT A GLANCE 7 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 6 BREAKFASTS | 3 DINNERS | 11 INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

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DAY 1 ARRIVE IN PHOENIX AND TRAVEL TO SCOTTSDALE. Welcome to Arizona, famous for road trips, Monument Valley, and of course the Grand Canyon. Your airport transfer will whisk you to your hotel in Scottsdale, a playground of the Hollywood greats in the 1950s and 1960s who were escaping the paparazzi. Enjoy the facilities and grounds of this striking desert oasis. At 18:00, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner, where you will have the opportunity to mingle at your resort's renowned restaurant, Zuzu. (DW) Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale. | Resort | ∂

DAY 2 SEDONA AND THE WONDERS OF THE MIGHTY GRAND CANYON. ★ Explore bohemian Sedona with its shops and galleries, or simply take in its natural rugged beauty. Drive along scenic Oak Creek Canyon and arrive at Grand Canyon National Park. đ&#x;‘ Join your Local Expert, Canyon Tim, for an informative talk about the wonders of the Grand Canyon. With over seven years of experience in geology, you'll be taught all about the origins of the five-million-year-old canyon, its rock formation and impact now. He'll also talk to you about the local flora and fauna, and where you might be able to spot elk, mule deer, coyotes, grey foxes, bobcats and mountain lions. â„“ An appetising Highlight Dinner with wine awaits in your lodge's inviting Thunderbird Room, overlooking the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. End your day with a tranquil night inside the park. (B) (DW)  National Park Lodges, Grand Canyon. | Traditional | ∂

DAY 3 MONUMENT VALLEY AND LAKE POWELL. Get a last glimpse of the Grand Canyon in the morning light before leaving the park as you drive along Desert View Drive on the Grand Canyon's South Rim. ★ Head to the historic Cameron Trading Post where you can familiarize yourself with Native American arts and crafts. đ&#x;‘ Journey on through the barren beauty of the desert to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, where you will board all-terrain vehiclesÂŹ with open sides to explore the valley with your Navajo guide. Hear about Navajo heritage from your guide and more about life on their beautiful land. ★ Later today, you'll stop by the Glen Canyon Dam where you'll learn about its history and impact on the Colorado River. Arrive at your lakefront resort where you can spend the evening relaxing by the swimming pool or simply take in the beautiful views across the lake. (B)  Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas (Lake View or Marina View Rooms). | Traditional | ∂

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Your morning is at leisure. Perhaps join an optional float tripÂŹ down the scenic Colorado River or simply relax and enjoy the resort's facilities. Later today, take a scenic cruise through the narrow sandstone turns of Antelope Canyon awaits. End the day with a breathtaking sunset from your lake view or marina view room. (B)

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DAY 5 BRYCE CANYON AND ZION NATIONAL PARKS. Encounter red rock pillars and pine trees at Bryce Canyon National Park. You'll take a leisurely walk along Sunset Point to view the great amphitheatres of the oddshaped monoliths, known as hoodoos. Travel through more amazing scenery to the lush cliff-and-canyon landscape of Zion National Park. A day of sightseeing deserves some evening festivities. Join your Travel Director and new friends for a Celebration Dinner with wine within the park, surrounded by its natural beauty. (B) (DW) Zion National Park Lodge. | Traditional | ∂

DAY 6 ZION TO LAS VEGAS, FROM NATURE TO NEON. Board a private Zion Canyon Shuttle with live commentary guiding you through the scenic highlights. Depart the natural beauty of the park to arrive to the bright lights and glamour of Las Vegas. With an array of shopping malls, live shows and dining opportunities, this dazzling destination is sure to entertain. Your hotel is perfectly situated on the famous Las Vegas Strip. (B) Caesars Palace, Las Vegas (Julius Tower Deluxe Room). | Contemporary | ∂ DAY 7 DEPART LAS VEGAS. It's time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers as your adventure comes to an end with a departure transfer to Las Vegas International Airport. (B)

Zion National Park

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TRIP PLANNER - 8 DAYS

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FROM $3150

AMERICAN PARKS TRAIL

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đ&#x;‘ INSIGHT EXPERIENCES Black Hills: Visit Crazy Horse Memorial, which is dedicated to all Native Americans. An exclusive experience awaits as you are taken up to the 641 feet (195 metres) long and 563 feet (172 metres) tall sculpture to stand face to face with the world's largest mountain carving.

★ TOP RATED HIGHLIGHTS Visit Grand Teton National Park • Yellowstone National Park • UCross • Spearfish Canyon • Custer State Park. See Jenny Lake in Grand Teton NP • Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park • Devils Tower • Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Enjoy the scenery on your drive through Shoshone Canyon and Absaroka Rocky Mountains and the stunning geology of the Black Hills.

â„“ AUTHENTIC DINING

Welcome Dinner in Jackson • ranchstyle Highlight Dinner at UCross • lively Celebration Dinner with wine in Custer.

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Jenny Lake

Grand Teton National Park

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COLORADO

Key: Join/Leave Options UNESCO Heritage Site 1 Scenic Hotels + Nights Place Visited

*SOLO TRAVELLER SAVINGS

DENVER (Day 9)

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YOUR ITINERARY - AT A GLANCE 8 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 7 BREAKFASTS | 3 DINNERS | 23 INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

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DAY 1 ARRIVE IN JACKSON AND GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK. Welcome to Jackson, a remote and rugged Western town and increasingly popular destination. Jackson's iconic four elk arches guarding the corners of Jackson Square are surrounded by an incredible array of galleries, boutiques, restaurants and bars. On arrival, you'll be taken to your incredibly scenic hotel. At 18:00, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner with wine, where you will meet your fellow guests. (DW) Rustic Inn Creekside Resort and Spa at Jackson Hole. | Traditional | ∂

DAY 2 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. Wake up to a mountainous view like no other and witness the striking Grand Tetons thrust skyward 6,562 feet (2,000 metres) from the valley floor. This morning, you have the opportunity to partake in an optional scenic float tripÂŹ down the Snake River inside Grand Teton National Park. Continue to Yellowstone, the world's first National Park. Known for its unique geothermal activity, spectacular landscapes and abundant wildlife, you'll experience Wyoming in all its glory. Keep an eye out for black bears or wolves. Tonight you'll stay in the National Park Lodges, allowing you to experience the park after hours, in its natural glory. (B) National Park Lodges, Yellowstone. | Traditional

DAY 3 ¡ RELAXED START GEYSERS AND COLOURFUL MUDPOTS AT YELLOWSTONE. Savour the surreal surroundings of Yellowstone with a relaxed start. Walk among the rainbow tinted hot springs and watch the erupting geysers as you take in the history of the park on an informative stroll with your Travel Director. Catch the renowned colourful bubbling mud pots and observe Old Faithful geyser shooting water over 120 feet (37 metres) into the air. The Upper Geyser Basin boasts the highest

concentration of spouting geysers, hot springs and steaming fumaroles in the world. You'll behold the powerful roar of Lower Yellowstone Falls, before heading back to your lodge. The National Park is also famous for its wildlife, so keep an eye out for the Yellowstone ram, wolves, bears and elk. (B)

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Here you' ll enjoy an All-American ranch style Highlight Dinner with wine. (B) (DW) Ranch at UCross, Clearmont. | Traditional | ∂

DAY 5 DEVILS TOWER INTO THE BLACK HILLS. Live the American frontier dream and begin your day with a scenic country horseback rideÂŹ. If you prefer, perhaps go fishing or merely relax and take in your beautiful surroundings. Make your way to Devils Tower, an astounding geological feature that protrudes out of the surrounding the Black Hills. This symbolic landmark is considered sacred to the Lakota and other tribes. Experience Spearfish Canyon, a favoured spot among wildlife enthusiasts and one famous for its elvish woodland beauty. The limestone palisades of this creek-carved gorge are more ancient than the Grand Canyon. (B) Spearfish Canyon Lodge. | Traditional | ∂

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You'll have the opportunity to join Kevin Costner's Original Deadwood Tour, while a Local Expert will talk about the days of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, who made this once lawless town famous during the Gold Rush of the 1870s. Continue on to Custer State Park, renowned for its beautiful landscape and abundant wildlife. (B) State Game Lodge at Custer State Park. | Traditional | ∂

DAY 7 THE MOUNTAIN MONUMENTS OF THE BLACK HILLS OF SOUTH DAKOTA. The heart of the Black Hills offers spectacular representations of the nation's past. ★ Travel to iconic Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Here, carvings of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt overlook the landscape. There will be ample time to explore on your own. đ&#x;‘ Afterwards, you'll head to Crazy Horse Memorial, which is dedicated to all Native Americans. An exclusive Insight Experience awaits as you are taken up to the 641 feet (195 metres) long and 563 feet (172 metres) tall sculpture to stand face to face with the world's largest mountain carving.

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Join your Travel Director and newfound friends for a Celebration Dinner, as you reflect on your adventure across the wide-open spaces of America's national parks. (B) (DW) DAY 8 DEPART RAPID CITY OR DENVER. It's time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers. Guests flying out of Rapid City will be taken to Rapid City Regional Airport. A transfer to Denver International Airport is available for guests flying out of Denver, where arrival is at approximately 16:30. (B)

DAY 6 CUSTER AND THE WILD, WILD WEST. A day for those looking to explore the Wild West, try to spot pronghorn antelope as you cross the great high plains to the Black Hills of South Dakota.

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“In my opinion, the most memorable part of the trip is the Celebration Dinner, experienced at an outside venue set up next to the rim of Bryce Canyon at sunset.� - Carol, Travel Director

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đ&#x;‘ INSIGHT EXPERIENCES Grand Canyon: Join a Local Expert for an informative and exclusive talk as you witness the burnt orange hues of the canyon walls. Visit Monument Valley and board an allterrain vehicle for a private tour through the mythical formation of the Navajo Tribal Park with a Navajo guide. Bryce Canyon

★ TOP RATED HIGHLIGHTS Ride a private Zion Canyon Shuttle with live commentary. Visit Grand Canyon National Park • Lake Powell • Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park • Mesa Verde National Park • Arches National Park • Capitol Reef National Park • Bryce Canyon National Park • Zion National Park. See the ancient pueblo cliff dwellings, known as the Cliff Palace • views of the natural formations of Arches National Park, including the iconic Delicate Arch. Enjoy the scenery along the Trail of the Ancients, through the Ute Reservation. Take the All-American Road Scenic Byway 12 through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Drive along Zion National Park Scenic Byway and through the Virgin River Gorge.

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Welcome Dinner in Las Vegas • Dinner with wine at the Grand Canyon • Navajo cookout Highlight Lunch in Monument Valley • Dine-Around evening Moab • Celebration Dinner at Bryce Canyon National Park.

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UTAH Arches National Park

NEVADA Capitol Reef National Park

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Canyonlands National Park

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LAS VEGAS (Days 1 & 10)

Zion National Park

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK (Days 8 & 9)

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COLORADO

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LAKE POWELL

1 GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

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Monument Valley

MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK (Day 5)

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YOUR ITINERARY - AT A GLANCE 10 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 9 BREAKFASTS | 1 LUNCH | 5 DINNERS | 18 INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

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DAY 1 ARRIVE IN LAS VEGAS. Welcome to glittering Las Vegas. On arrival at Las Vegas International Airport, your transfer will take you to your hotel. At 18:00, join your Travel Director and companions for a Welcome Dinner with wine at the award-winning Bacchanal Buff et. (DW) Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. | Contemporary | ∂

DAY 2 THE WONDERS OF THE GRAND CANYON. In the morning, depart for the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park and the historic Grand Canyon Lodge. đ&#x;‘ Join your Local Expert, Canyon Tim, who has a vast knowledge of the canyon’s geology, flora and fauna for an informative talk about the wonders of this natural phenomenon.

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Dine at your lodge this evening after a sparkling wine reception at sunset taking in the incredible orange hues that light up this stunning natural wonder. (B) (DW) National Park Lodges, Grand Canyon. | Traditional | ∂

DAY 3 GRAND CANYON AND LAKE POWELL. Wake up to the backdrop of the Grand Canyon and enjoy some peace and tranquillity before the day trippers arrive. Depart for the majesty of Lake Powell. Stop at Glen Canyon Dam to learn about its impact on the Colorado River before arriving at your lakefront resort. Check in to your room and enjoy the evening at leisure. Watch the sunset as you dine or relax by the pool. (B) Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas (Lake View or Marina View Rooms). | Traditional | ∂ DAY 4 ¡ RELAXED START A LEISURELY DAY AT LAKE POWELL. Spend the day doing entirely as you please. Perhaps join an optional float tripÂŹ down one of the most scenic stretches of the Colorado River, or take a leisurely optional cruise through scenic Antelope Canyon with its steep, sandstone walls. (B)

DAY 5 MONUMENT VALLEY AND THE NAVAJO NATION. đ&#x;‘ In the morning, head to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and board all-terrain vehiclesÂŹ that afford incredible views with a Navajo guide for a tour of the valley oor, used as a backdrop for many Western ďŹ lms. Learn about Navajo history from your guide and more about life on their beautiful land.

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Enjoy a Navajo cookout Highlight Lunch amid the giant buttes and mesas of this unique landscape. Make your way to Mesa Verde National Park, where the day draws to a close. Your lodge inside the park offers sweeping vistas that reach into three states. (B) (L) (DW) Far View Lodge, Mesa Verde. | Traditional | ∂

DAY 6 MESA VERDE AND MOAB. Enjoy an in-depth visit to fascinating Mesa Verde National Park. View the ancient pueblo dwellings known as Cliff Palace. Settle in for a relaxing stay at your modern hotel with Western flair, superbly located just a block away from Main Street. Enjoy a Dine-Around evening and choose from a hand-picked selection of restaurants. (B) (DW) Hoodoo Moab, Curio Collection by Hilton. | Contemporary | ∂

DAY 7 DELVE INTO CANYONLANDS AND ARCHES NATIONAL PARKS. In the morning, visit Arches National Park, housing the greatest concentration of natural arches in the world. Stop and take a short hike to the Delicate Arch Viewpoint to view the iconic arch. Then it's on to Canyonlands National Park for a drive onto the Island in the Sky - a mesa resting 1,000 feet (305 metres) above the surrounding countryside, offering spectacular views over the dramatic sandstone formations. Back at the hotel, your evening is at leisure. Perhaps enjoy the outdoors or relax in this beautiful natural setting. (B)

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DAY 8 CAPITOL REEF AND BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARKS. MagniďŹ cent scenery awaits at Capitol Reef National Park, best known for its Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile-long (160 km) warp in the earth's crust. Journey along one of the most beautiful roads in the world, Scenic Byway 12, winding through stunning Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Head to the sandstone cliffs of Bryce Canyon National Park in Southern Utah. Here you will be met by pine trees and red rock pillars. You'll take a leisurely walk along Sunset Point to view the great amphitheatres of the oddshaped monoliths, known as hoodoos. (B) The Lodge at Bryce Canyon. | Traditional | ∂

DAY 9 ¡ RELAXED START WHIMSICAL BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK. Start the day travelling through Bryce Canyon National Park, the great natural amphitheatre. The whimsical eroded rock formations that characterize this National Park are some of Utah's most unusual shapes. Learn how wind, erosion and iron oxidation created the spellbinding hoodoos with your Travel Director. In the evening, join your fellow travellers for a memorable Celebration Dinner set overlooking the park's orange and red rock formations. (B) (DW) DAY 10 ZION NATIONAL PARK, BACK TO LAS VEGAS. Enjoy a last look at Bryce Canyon, glowing in early morning light. Head on to Zion National Park - one of the most scenic canyons in the United States. Here, join a guided tour by a private Zion Canyon Shuttle, with live commentary, to view the park's best sites. Your journey ends with a departure transfer to Las Vegas International Airport, arriving at 16:00. (B)

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WESTERN USA REGIONAL JOURNEY

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FROM $5675

GREAT WESTERN AMERICAN ADVENTURE From glorious cities and California wine country to dramatic canyons and coastal towns, this trip introduces you to the highlights of America’s West.

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TRIP CODE: AGW ENDS STARTS Jul 2021 Fri 16 Fri 09 Fri 23 Fri 16 Fri 30 Fri 30 Fri 06 Aug 2021 Fri 06 Fri 22 Fri 13 Fri 29 Fri 20 Sep 2021 Fri 19 Fri 03 Fri 26 Mon 06 Fri 05 Fri 10 Fri 17 Fri 19 Oct 2021 Fri 01 Fri 30 Fri 15 Fri 07 Fri 29 Jan 2022 Fri 21 Fri 07 Fri 28 Feb 2022 Fri 04 Fri 04 Fri 11 Mar 2022 Fri 04 Fri 25 Fri 02 Tue 06 Fri 09

STARTS Oct 2020 Fri 02 Fri 09 Fri 16 Fri 23 Jan 2021 Fri 08 Fri 15 Feb 2021 Fri 05 Fri 12 Fri 19 Mar 2021 Fri 05 Apr 2021 Fri 16 Fri 23 May 2021 Fri 07 Fri 14 Fri 21 Fri 28 Jun 2021 Fri 11 Fri 18 Tue 22 Fri 25

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Fri 17 Mon 20 Fri 24 Fri 01 Fri 15 Fri 29 Fri 12 Fri 21

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Los Angeles: Choose between a visit to the Petersen Automotive Museum or the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

đ&#x;‘ INSIGHT EXPERIENCES Yosemite National Park: Meet a ranger for a private tour of the valley floor of this UNESCO World heritage Site. Meet an heirloom artichoke farmer on his farm in Salinas.

★ TOP RATED HIGHLIGHTS Visit Yosemite National Park • Sedona • Grand Canyon National Park • Lake Powell • Bryce Canyon National Park • Zion National Park. See Golden Gate Bridge • El Capitan and Half Dome • the art galleries and shops of Carmel-by-the-Sea • the Hollywood Walk of Fame and TCL Chinese Theatre • Oak Creek Canyon • the hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park.

â„“ AUTHENTIC DINING

Welcome Dinner in San Francisco • Dinner with wine in Santa Barbara • Highlight Dinner at the Grand Canyon • Dinner with wine in Scottsdale • Dinner with wine at Lake Powell • scenic Celebration Dinner in Zion National Park.

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THIS TRIP IS A COMBINATION OF 'BEST OF CALIFORNIA' AND 'ENCHANTING CANYONLANDS'.

@Margot Lojek sharing one of many #InsightMoments Yosemite Yalley of Antelope Canyon Cruise

NEVADA SAN FRANCISCO 2 (Days 1 & 2)

MONTEREY (Day 4 & 5)

San Joaquin Valley

(Day 3)

2

ZION Bryce Canyon NATIONAL National PARK Antelope Park

Sierra Nevada Mountains

17-Mile Drive

Carmel-by-the-Sea Paso Robles

UTAH

YOSEMITE 1 NATIONAL PARK

CALIFORNIA Pacific Coast Highway

SANTA 1 BARBARA (Day 6)

Pacific Ocean

Key: Join/Leave Options UNESCO Heritage Site 1 Central Hotels + Nights 1 Scenic Hotels + Nights Place Visited

LOS ANGELES

(Day 13)

LAKE POWELL (Days 11 & 12)

LAS VEGAS (Days 14 & 15)

(Days 7 & 8)

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Canyon

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Hollywood

Mojave Desert

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Glen Canyon Dam GRAND CANYON 1 NATIONAL PARK (Day 10)

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Monument Valley

Cameron

Oak Creek Canyon Sedona

ARIZONA 1

SCOTTSDALE (Day 9)

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SMALLER GROUPS

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YOUR ITINERARY - AT A GLANCE 15 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 14 BREAKFASTS | 7 DINNERS | 27 INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

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DAY 1 SAN FRANCISCO, THE CITY BY THE BAY. Welcome to California. You'll be picked up at San Francisco International Airport and whisked to your hotel. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers at 18:00 for a Welcome Dinner with wine. (DW) Hyatt Regency Embarcadero, San Francisco. | Contemporary | ∂

DAY 2 EXPLORING SAN FRANCISCO. Get ready for a fun-filled day. Hop aboard an iconic cable car for a ride along the picturesque streets. Visit the Cable Car Museum in the Nob Hill neighbourhood. Visit Golden Gate Park, before walking across the emblematic Golden Gate Bridge and travelling on to the city of Sausalito. A scenic ferry ride will bring you back to San Francisco, where the rest of your day is at leisure. (B)

DAY 3 SAN FRANCISCO TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. đ&#x;‘ Experience Yosemite National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on a ranger-led valley floor tour. Rest up on your free evening at the lodge. On a clear evening you'll be able to take in the sparkling night sky over the park. (B)  Yosemite Valley Lodge. | Traditional | ∂

DAY 4 YOSEMITE TO MONTEREY. Stop at the Merced Fruit Barn on the way to Monterey. đ&#x;‘ In Salinas, enjoy a farmer's tour of a local farm, known for heirloom artichokes. Arrive at your hotel on Cannery Row. (B)  InterContinental The Clement Monterey. | Traditional | ∂

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DAY 7 SANTA MONICA AND THE CITY OF ANGELS. ★ Visit Mission Santa Barbara, before making your way down the coast. đ&#x;‘ A passionate and knowledgeable Local Expert will take you on a walking tour of Venice Beach, Muscle Beach, and the canals. Arrive at your modern L.A. hotel. (B)  InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. | Contemporary | ∂ DAY 8 THE GLITZ AND GLAM OF L.A. Explore Los Angeles with your Travel Director. ★ Ride aboard the lovingly restored Angel's Flight Railway in Downtown. đ&#x;‘ Next, you will be treated to an exclusive and private guided visit of the Los Angeles Theatre, a grandiose historic movie palace that is closed to the public. ★ Visit Hollywood and Highland and see the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre as you walk along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Drive along the famous Sunset Strip before walking along Rodeo Drive. Explore Los Angeles with Your Choice. Select a visit to either the Petersen Automotive Museum or the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. â„“ Tonight, your Highlight Dinner is at Nick and Stef 's Steakhouse. (B) (DW)

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DAY 10 SEDONA AND THE GRAND CANYON. ★ Explore Sedona before heading to Grand Canyon National Park. đ&#x;‘ Local Expert Canyon Tim will host an informative and exclusive talk on this magnificent natural wonder. â„“ Enjoy a Highlight Dinner overlooking the Grand Canyon. (B) (DW)  National Park Lodges, Grand Canyon. | Traditional | ∂

DAY 11 MONUMENT VALLEY AND LAKE POWELL. ★ Visit the historic Cameron Trading Post. đ&#x;‘ Then journey to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and board all-terrain vehiclesÂŹ to explore the valley with your Navajo guide. (B)  Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas (Lake View or Marina View Rooms). | Traditional | ∂ DAY 12 ¡ RELAXED START

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DAY 14 ZION TO LAS VEGAS. Board a private Zion Canyon Shuttle with live commentary. Later, arrive at your luxurious hotel on the glamorous Las Vegas strip. (B) Caesars Palace, Las Vegas (Julius Tower Deluxe Room). | Contemporary | ∂ DAY 15 DEPART LAS VEGAS. Your adventure ends with a departure transfer to Las Vegas International Airport. (B)

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WESTERN USA REGIONAL JOURNEY

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AMERICA’S MAGNIFICENT NATIONAL PARKS Prepare for an epic adventure of remarkable scenery and prominent landmarks as you make your way across North America’s most popular parks, historic monuments and scenic grandeur.

TRIP CODE: AAM

STARTS

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IMPROVED ITINERARY

ENDS

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ENDS Sat 17 Wed 21 Sat 31 Wed 04 Sat 07 Wed 18 Fri 20 Sat 21 Sat 28 Sat 04 Sat 11 Sat 25 Sun 26 Tue 28 Sat 02 Sun 03 Fri 08

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đ&#x;‘ INSIGHT EXPERIENCES Black Hills: Visit Crazy Horse Memorial, which is dedicated to all Native Americans. An exclusive experience awaits as you are taken up to stand face to face with the world’s largest mountain carving. Visit Monument Valley and board an allterrain vehicle with your Navajo guide for a private tour through the Navajo Tribal Park.

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Navajo Guide, Monument Valley

★ TOP RATED HIGHLIGHTS Cruise Antelope Canyon • Ride a private Zion Canyon Shuttle with live commentary. Visit Sedona • Cameron • Grand Canyon National Park • Lake Powell • Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park • Bryce Canyon National Park • Zion National Park • Grand Teton National Park • Yellowstone National Park • Custer State Park. See the vastness of the Grand Canyon • magical landscapes of Monument Valley • hoodoos in Bryce Canyon NP • Jenny Lake in Grand Teton NP • Old Faithful in Yellowstone NP • Devils Tower • Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Enjoy the scenery along old Route 66 in Arizona and Shoshone Canyon on your way to Cody.

â„“ AUTHENTIC DINING

Welcome Dinner in Scottsdale • Highlight Dinner at the Grand Canyon • Highlight Dinner in Zion National Park • ranchstyle Highlight Dinner at UCross • lively Celebration Dinner with wine in Custer.

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (Days 9 & 10)

Grand Teton National Park

UCROSS

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Bear Lake

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SPEARFISH CANYON

Devils Tower

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SOUTH DAKOTA

Deadwood

Rapid City 2 (Day 15) CUSTER STATE PARK (Days 13 & 14)

SALT LAKE CITY (Day 7)

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LAS VEGAS

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NEVADA

(Day 11)

Bryce Canyon ZION COLORADO NATIONAL National Park PARK DENVER LAKE POWELL (Day 5) 1 (Day 15) (Days 3 & 4)

Antelope Canyon 2

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Monument Valley

Glen Canyon Dam 1

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK (Day 2)

Cameron Trading Post

Oak Creek Canyon

Sedona

1 SCOTTSDALE Phoenix

(Day 1)

ARIZONA

COACH WITH EXTRA LEGROOM

SMALLER GROUPS

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YOUR ITINERARY - AT A GLANCE 15 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 14 BREAKFASTS | 6 DINNERS | 37 INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

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DAY 1 ARRIVE IN PHOENIX AND TRAVEL TO SCOTTSDALE. Welcome to Arizona, famous for road trips, Monument Valley, and of course the Grand Canyon. Your airport transfer will whisk you to your hotel in Scottsdale. At 18:00, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner at Zuzu, where you will have the opportunity to mingle and get to know one another. (DW) Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale. | Resort | ∂

DAY 2 SEDONA AND THE WONDERS OF THE MIGHTY GRAND CANYON. ★ Explore bohemian Sedona with its shops and galleries before heading to Grand Canyon National Park. đ&#x;‘ Join a Local Expert Canyon Tim for an informative and exclusive presentation about the wonders of the Grand Canyon before ending your day with a tranquil night inside the park. â„“ An appetising Highlight Dinner with wine awaits in your lodge's inviting Thunderbird Room, overlooking the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. (B) (DW)  National Park Lodges, Grand Canyon. | Traditional | ∂

DAY 3 MONUMENT VALLEY AND LAKE POWELL. ★ Visit the historic Cameron Trading Post. đ&#x;‘ Then journey to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and board all-terrain vehiclesÂŹ that afford the best views to explore the valley with your Navajo guide. ★ Stop at Glen Canyon Dam before arriving at your lakefront resort. (B)  Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas (Lake View or Marina View Rooms). | Traditional | ∂

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DAY 5 BRYCE CANYON AND ZION NATIONAL PARKS. Explore Bryce Canyon National Park and Sunset Point, before travelling to the lush cliffand-canyon landscape of Zion National Park. Join your Travel Director and new friends for a Highlight Dinner with wine set among the beautiful surroundings of Zion National Park. (B) (DW) Zion National Park Lodge. | Traditional | ∂

DAY 6 ZION TO LAS VEGAS. Board a private Zion Canyon Shuttle with live commentary. Depart the natural beauty of the park to arrive on the glamorous Las Vegas strip. (B) Caesars Palace, Las Vegas (Julius Tower Deluxe Room). | Contemporary | ∂ DAY 7 SALT LAKE CITY. Travel to Utah's capital, Salt Lake City, lying between the Wasatch Range and the Great Salt Lake. (B) Little America Hotel, Salt Lake City (Western Cabin). | Traditional | ∂

DAY 8 JACKSON AND THE TETONS. Take in Temple Square and the State Capitol building, before heading north to historic Jackson. Relax at Rustic Inn Creekside Resort and Spa and savour a delightful dinner with wine. (B) (DW) Rustic Inn Creekside Resort and Spa at Jackson Hole. | Traditional | ∂ DAY 9 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. This morning, you have the opportunity to partake in an optional scenic float tripÂŹ down the Snake River inside Grand Teton National Park. Enter Yellowstone, known for its unique geothermal activity, spectacular landscapes and abundant wildlife. (B) National Park Lodges, Yellowstone. | Traditional

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DAY 10 ¡ RELAXED START GEYSERS AND COLOURFUL MUDPOTS. Walk among hot springs and watch erupting geysers on an informative stroll with your Travel Director. See Old Faithful and behold the powerful Lower Yellowstone Falls. (B) DAY 11 THE RANCH AT UCROSS. Set off to the Wild West town of Cody. Learn about America's great Western legends at the Buffalo Bill Center. Dine like cowboys as you enjoy a ranch-style Highlight Dinner with wine. (B) (DW) Ranch at UCross, Clearmont. | Traditional | ∂

DAY 12 DEVILS TOWER INTO THE BLACK HILLS. Begin your day with a scenic country horseback rideÂŹ accompanied by a Ranch Hand. Make your way to Devils Tower, an astounding geological feature that protrudes out of the surrounding the Black Hills. Next, experience Spearfish Canyon. (B) Spearfish Canyon Lodge. | Traditional | ∂

DAY 13 CUSTER AND THE WILD, WILD WEST. In Deadwood, join Kevin Costner's Original Deadwood Tour with a Local Expert. End the day in Custer State Park. (B) State Game Lodge at Custer State Park. | Traditional | ∂

DAY 14 MONUMENTS OF THE BLACK HILLS. ★ Travel to iconic Mount Rushmore National Memorial. đ&#x;‘ Head on to with Crazy Horse Memorial, which is dedicated to all Native Americans. An exclusive Insight Experience awaits as you are taken up to the sculpture. â„“ Join your Travel Director and newfound friends for a Celebration Dinner with wine. (B) (DW)

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DAY 15 DEPART RAPID CITY OR DENVER. Guests ending in Rapid City may depart at any time. Or, travel south to Denver International Airport, arriving at 16:30. (B)

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WESTERN USA REGIONAL JOURNEY

TRIP PLANNER - 8 DAYS

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FROM $2795

DESERT ESCAPES OF CALIFORNIA & ARIZONA

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A holiday for the adventurous, delve into the USA’s desert lands as you journey from the Golden State to Arizona. Taste Southwestern flavours as you take in the wild terrains and untamed beauty of its national parks.

TRIP CODE: ACNA

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ENDS Tue 21 Tue 19 Tue 14 Tue 25 Tue 22

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ď”ˆ INSIGHT CHOICE

Scottsdale: Choose between a small-group tour of Old Town Scottsdale on golf carts or a visit to the Museum of the West. Joshua Tree National Park

đ&#x;‘ INSIGHT EXPERIENCES Palm Springs: A history and architectural expert will take you on a mid-century architecture tour. Learn about those who have shaped the landscape of Palm Springs. Meet with friendly astronomers who will bring a mobile observatory equipped with large telescopes to your resort. You'll be presented with an exclusive tour of the universe - an extraordinary experience that will leave lasting memories.

★ TOP RATED HIGHLIGHTS Ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tram. Visit Joshua Tree National Park • Mt. Jacinto State Park • the Heard Museum • Saguaro National Park • historic Tombstone.

â„“ AUTHENTIC DINING

Welcome Dinner in Palm Springs • handson cooking during Chef's Table Dinner with wine in Scottsdale • Private guided Foodie tour in Tucson • lively Celebration Dinner in Tucson.

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Joshua Tree National Park 3

Taliesin West SCOTTSDALE (Day 4 & 5)

PALM SPRINGS (Days 1, 2 & 3 )

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ARIZONA

Phoenix (Day 8)

CALIFORNIA

Key: Join/Leave Options UNESCO Heritage Site 1 Central Hotels + Nights Place Visited

TUCSON (Days 6 & 7)

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SMALLER GROUPS

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YOUR ITINERARY - AT A GLANCE 8 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 7 BREAKFASTS | 1 LUNCH | 4 DINNERS | 16 INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

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DAY 1 ARRIVE IN PALM SPRINGS. Welcome to Palm Springs. A star-studded city nestled in the Sonoran Desert of southern California. Once you have arrived at the airport a transfer will take you to your hotel.

Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers at 18.00 for a Welcome Dinner. (DW) Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa, Palm Springs. | Resort | ∂

DAY 2 OUT AND ABOUT IN PALM SPRINGS. đ&#x;‘ Start the day with a tour of Palm Springs' mid-century architecture with a history and architectural expert. Learn about the architects that have shaped the landscape of Palm Springs, including Richard Neutra, John Lautner, Donald Wexler and the Alexander brothers. ★ Later, you'll experience the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, the world's largest rotating tram car, as it travels over two-and-a-half miles along the breathtaking cliffs and transports you to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. As you ascend on your ten-minute journey, the tram car rotates slowly, offering amazing vistas of the valley floor below.

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A Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant introduces you to the best of what Palm Springs has to off er. (B) (DW) DAY 3 EXPLORING JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK. This morning you'll depart from your hotel for an excursion to Joshua Tree National Park, which is chacterized by the strangely shaped Joshua trees, rugged rock formations and stark desert landscapes. The ecosysytems of the Mojave and the Colorado come together here with a variety of plants and animals that thrive in this surreal environment shaped by winds and occasional rainfall. Your knowledgeable Travel Director will bring the park's history and geology to life. Enjoy some time at leisure this evening and get to know this desert oasis on your own terms. (B)

DAY 4 PALM SPRINGS AND SCOTTSDALE. Today you'll move from Palm Springs to Scottsdale. Once you're in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area stop at the Heard Museum for a guided tour. The museum is dedicated to the advancement of American Indian art. (B) Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale. | Resort | ∂

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DAY 7 TUCSON AND SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK. đ&#x;‘ In the morning you'll make your way to historic Tombstone, where a guided tour with a Local Expert will introduce you to the once bustling boomtown of the Wild West. Back then it offered much-needed entertainment to the many miners that spent hours underground. ★ This afternoon you'll visit Saguaro National Park. Situated in southern Arizona on either side of the city of Tucson, this beautiful park seduces visitors with its wild, rugged features and striking views of the desert landscape.

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Meet a Local Expert who will guide you through the city on a Foodie Tour, which will be included as your lunch. Tucson is known for its farmer's markets, annual food festivals and fairs that specialise in southwestern cuisine. (B) (L) JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, Tucson. | Resort | ∂

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đ&#x;‘ INSIGHT EXPERIENCES North Conway: Learn about the wildlife and ecology of the North Woods with expert naturalist Chris Lewey. @robino_insight sharing one of many #InsightMoments Caption here from New England

★ TOP RATED HIGHLIGHTS Ride the scenic Gondola Skyride at Loon Mountain Resort. Visit the Norman Rockwell Museum • The Vermont Country Store • Billings Farm and Museum • Ben and Jerry's Factory • Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks • Diana's Baths. City tour of Boston. See the red-brick Freedom Trail • rolling Berkshire hills • Woodstock's covered bridge • Franconia Notch • Silver Cascade Waterfall • Bretton Woods • Mount Washington. Enjoy the scenery of Massachusetts, the stunning fall foliage of Vermont, the striking hues of the Kancamagus Scenic Byway in New Hampshire and the coastlines of Maine and New Hampshire.

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Lively Welcome Dinner in Boston • Highlight Dinner at the Austrian-style Trapp Family Lodge and Von Trapp Brewery • Celebration Dinner with lobster in Portland. Taste the flavours of Ben and Jerry's ice cream on a guided tour • try Vermont's traditional 'sugar on snow'.

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DAY 1 WELCOME TO BOSTON. Affectionately known as Beantown, this revolutionary city is one of the oldest in the United States. On arrival at Boston Logan International Airport, a transfer will take you to your centrally-located hotel, which is situated next to Boston Common, the city's largest park. After settling in, perhaps take a stroll to Downtown Crossing or historic Faneuil Hall. For those looking to shop, Quincy Market offers big brands and local products, set indoors and surrounding the columns of a regal 19th century building. At 18:00, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner with wine and an opportunity to mingle with fellow guests at your hotel. (DW) Hyatt Regency Boston. | Traditional | ∂

DAY 2 BEANTOWN TO WILLIAMSTOWN. Today you'll discover some of Boston's most famous sights as you delve into the city's transformative past. You'll follow part of the red-brick Freedom Trail that brings the story of the American Revolution to life. Sights include Beacon Hill, Newbury Street, Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the Old South Meeting House. Enjoy the warm, colourful scenery as you travel west to Stockbridge for a visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum, home to the largest and most significant collection of original Rockwell art. Travel on through the rolling hills of the Berkshires to your boutique hotel. Tucked away in the heart of Williamstown, this beautiful property is a prime example of timeless elegance. (B) (DW) The Orchards Hotel, Williamstown. | Traditional | ∂ DAY 3 THE LEGENDS OF THE FALL AND STOWE. Say goodbye to Massachusetts and journey through the bronze fall foliage of Vermont. Visit the Vermont Country Store for a unique shopping experience - you'll step back into history with their nostalgic assortment of products. Explore the Rockefellers' renowned Billings Farm and Museum, a captivating working dairy and farm life museum, before a stop in the quintessential Vermont village of Woodstock with its picturesque covered bridge.

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DAY 4 ¡ RELAXED START A TASTE OF VERMONT. Enjoy Vermont's beautiful scenery ablaze with fall's golden red colours. Experience a guided tour of the Ben and Jerry's Factory and get behind the scenes of their iconic flavours. Return to the enchanting town of Stowe where the rest of the day is yours. From wandering its quaint streets to hiking in the woods or relaxing back at your lodge, make the most of your last evening at this mountain resort. (B) DAY 5 NORTH CONWAY AND THE WHITE MOUNTAINS. Move on to Vermont's pretty capital, Montpelier. You'll travel to Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks, where maple syrup is "tapped" from the trees. Taste a Vermont tradition, the unusually named ‘sugar on snow', which is maple syrup drizzled over packed snow. This tasty treat is traditionally served with a doughnut and pickle. Journey to New Hampshire's White Mountains and enter striking Franconia Notch. Take a scenic ride on the Gondola SkyRide at Loon Mountain Resort (weather permitting). On a clear day, you'll have superb panoramic views of New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, New York and Canada. Later, journey through the dazzling crimson and orange hues of the famed Kancamagus Scenic Byway to North Conway. This spectacular section of Route 112 is unspoiled by industry and boasts 34.5 miles of untouched natural beauty. (B) (DW) White Mountain Hotel and Resort, North Conway. | Traditional | ∂

DAY 6 ¡ RELAXED START SIGHTSEEING IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS. đ&#x;‘ In the morning, enjoy an insightful talk by a naturalist on the North Woods' wildlife and ecology. Expert Chris Lewey is the Executive Director and Founder of Raven Interpretive Programs. He holds a Master's Degree in Environmental Studies and will be on hand to answer any questions you might have. Then, more spectacular fall foliage awaits as you journey through Crawford Notch, an arresting pass through the White Mountains. ★ Stop for pictures at the Silver Cascade Waterfall and Bretton Woods, which offers stunning views of Mount Washington. ★ Your Travel Director will guide you on a scenic hike to Diana's Baths, which is a series of small cascading waterfalls. Return to your hotel where you can enjoy an evening at leisure. (B)

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DAY 7 ¡ RELAXED START THE RUGGED MAINE COAST. Cross from New Hampshire into Maine this morning and visit Portland Head Light on the shores of Fort Williams Park. This popular landmark is one of the most visited lighthouses in the country and is the oldest lighthouse in the state. Visit the historic town of Cape Elizabeth, and spend the rest of your afternoon at leisure. In the evening, enjoy a delicious Celebration Dinner featuring Maine lobster with your fellow travellers. (B) (DW) Westin Portland Harborview. | Contemporary | ∂

DAY 8 BACK TO BOSTON. Visit the coastal town of Kennebunkport, summer retreat of the rich and famous. Travel along Ocean Drive with more stunning views of the Maine coastline, before driving back to Boston. Guests departing Boston will arrive at Boston Logan International Airport at 12:30. Those extending their stay will return to the Hyatt Regency Boston hotel. (B)

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There’s a sense of nautical charm in this unique part of the world. You’ll be mesmerised by New England’s chic waterfronts, sailing history and summer playgrounds.

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Nantucket Island

★ TOP RATED HIGHLIGHTS

Welcome Dinner in Boston • Sea-to-Table Highlight Dinner with wine in Edgartown • Celebration Dinner with New England cuisine in Newport.

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Newport: Home of America's Cup, sail aboard an 80-foot (24 metre) schooner learning about the coastline's rich and famous inhabitants, both past and present. Visit Plimoth Plantation and further your knowledge on the struggles of the early settlers.

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Cruise by ferry to the island of Martha's Vineyard • Take a high-speed catamaran to the picturesque island of Nantucket. Visit the Pilgrim Hall Museum with a Local Expert and direct descendant of the Mayflower settlers • Sandwich Glass Museum • Cape Cod National Seashore • the 'gingerbread cottages' of Oak Bluffs. City tours of Boston, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Island. See the red-brick Freedom Trail and Historic North End in Boston • The Breakers mansion • island communities of Martha's Vineyard • cobblestone streets of Nantucket. Enjoy the scenery along Ocean Drive in Newport, Rhode Island. Take in the natural beauty of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, as well as Newport Harbor on your afternoon sight sail.

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YOUR ITINERARY - AT A GLANCE

LAND ONLY: 8 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 7 BREAKFASTS | 4 DINNERS | 13 INCLUDED EXPERIENCES LAND & CRUISE: 16 DAYS | 2 COUNTRIES | 15 BREAKFASTS | 7 LUNCHES | 11 DINNERS | 13 INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

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At 18:00, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner with wine and an opportunity to mingle with fellow guests. (DW) Hyatt Regency Boston. | Contemporary | ∂

DAY 2 ¡ RELAXED START HISTORIC BOSTON. Explore the city with your Travel Director and learn about the city's transformative past. You'll follow part of the red-brick Freedom Trail that brings the story of the American Revolution to life. Sights include Boston Common, the Old Corner Bookstore and the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)

DAY 3 PILGRIM HERITAGE AND ON TO SANDWICH. This morning you will discover Plymouth's history as the first pilgrim settlement. ★ Visit Pilgrim Hall Museum, the oldest continuously operating public museum in the country and America's museum of Pilgrim possessions. Meet a direct descendant of the Mayflower party that landed on America's shores in 1620 and hear their family stories. đ&#x;‘ Further your knowledge on the struggles the early settlers faced at Plimoth Plantation. This living memorial is dedicated to the Pilgrim Fathers and historical education of the public on how early settlers lived, expanded their settlements and interacted with their environment and the Wampanoag People. Later you'll get to know the Cape more intimately as you make your way to the coastal haven of Sandwich. ★ Experience the techniques of the English and Irish glassmakers at the Sandwich Glass Museum.

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DAY 4 SANDWICH, OLDEST TOWN ON THE CAPE. Meet a park ranger at Salt Pond on Cape Cod's National Seashore and learn about the natural wonder and human history represented on the Cape, from its First People and European settlement to modern lifestyles and communication technology. An optional experience on the Sand Dunes of the National Seashore may present itself later today, or if you prefer, the afternoon also offers the chance to whale watch with expert naturalist guides. (B)

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Depart Martha's Vineyard in style on a highspeed catamaran for the picturesque island of Nantucket. Not only has it retained the charm of a bygone era, it is one of the most exclusive coastal communities in the U.S. (B) Hotel Viking, Newport. | Heritage | ∂

DAY 7 NEWPORT, THE QUEEN OF SUMMER RESORTS. Visit the Breakers, the grandest of Newport's summer cottages.

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Meet your new friends in the evening for a Celebration Dinner with wine, where you can share the highlights of your trip. (B) (DW)

DAY 8 ¡ RELAXED START BACK TO BOSTON. For those heading home today there will be complimentary transfers to Boston Logan International Airport, arriving at 14:00. Alternatively, you may return to the Hyatt Regency Boston if you wish to extend your stay. For those embarking on the Canada & New England Discovery cruise, you will stay in Boston and transfer to the port the following morning to board the MS Zaandam or MS Amsterdam. (B) DAYS 9 - 16 ¡ RELAXED START CANADA & NEW ENGLAND DISCOVERY CRUISE. Welcome to your Holland America Line Canada & New England Discovery cruise for a voyage along the Canadian and New England coasts. Continue north to Bar Harbor, gateway to Acadia National Park. Next, you'll head to Halifax, a maritime destination which offers a perfect mix of sea breezes and cultural charm. Cruise past the Highlands of Nova Scotia to the port of Sydney. Call in at Charlottetown where red double-decker buses motor along streets lined with regal Victorian houses. The Gulf of St. Lawrence is defined by stunning coastline and beautiful islands. Continue on to Quebec City, known for strong French influence both in its culture and architecture. As you travel the St. Lawrence River, witness its showcase of lighthouses, old fishing villages and exciting landscapes. Your trip ends in the old-world French city of Montreal. A departure transfer to Montreal International Airport is provided, arriving at approximately 10:30. (B) (L) (D) Holland America Line - MS Zaandam or MS Amsterdam. | Cruise Overnight

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WASHINGTON, D.C., NIAGARA FALLS & N.Y.C. “This trip captures a wide range of the American experience - key events leading to the American Revolution and the founding of the Republic; one of the country’s great natural wonders and the ‘wow’ of New York City.� - Jacki, Travel Director

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đ&#x;‘ INSIGHT EXPERIENCES Finger Lakes: Gain a fascinating insight into the ecology of Cayuga Lake during a scenic eco-tour aboard a Floating Classroom. Executive Director and Director of Educational Programs Bill Foster will join you aboard the MV Teal.

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★ TOP RATED HIGHLIGHTS Cruise the base of Niagara Falls. Visit the Corning Museum of Glass • Niagara Falls • The Top of the Rock. City tours Washington, D.C. and New York with a Local Expert. See the White House, Washington Monument and National Mall in Washington, D.C. • the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and Rockefeller Center in N.Y.C. Enjoy the scenery of Washington, D.C.'s monuments, the lush greenery in the Finger Lakes region and sweeping views of Manhattan in N.Y.C.

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Welcome Dinner in Washington, D.C. • Dinner with wine in Harrisburg • Highlight Lunch at a winery at Niagara Falls • Celebration Dinner in New York City.

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DAY 2 ¡ RELAXED START WASHINGTON, D.C. SIGHTSEEING. In the morning, learn about the proud heritage of a nation. View the White House, striking Washington Monument, and sprawling National Mall. Reflect on the country's most turbulent days at the Lincoln Memorial and the somber World War II Memorial. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Ask your Travel Director for their sightseeing and dinner recommendations to help you to make the most of America's capital. (B)

DAY 3 GETTYSBURG AND HARRISBURG. đ&#x;‘ Depart for the now peaceful town of Gettysburg, where your Local Expert will uncover the past at the site of one of the Civil War's most pivotal battles. Move on to Harrisburg, the state capital of Pennsylvania on the Susquehanna River. This historic hub is now a beautiful and vibrant city.

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DAY 6 THE FINGER LAKES OF NEW YORK. This morning you'll leave the falls behind and travel to the Finger Lakes region of New York. This beautiful natural setting features eleven glacial lakes situated among forested hills and quaint small towns. ★ Pay a special visit to the Three Brothers Wineries and Estates near Seneca Lake, featuring wineries, a microbrewery, Slushie Hut and Cafe all focused on local sustainability. đ&#x;‘ Become a student aboard the MV Teal as you engage in Floating Classroom activities run by the non-profit Discover Cayuga Lake. Experienced educators will provide narration and hands-on ecology lessons as you participate in this scenic eco-tour on the Finger Lakes' longest lake.(B)  Ithaca Marriott Downtown on the Commons. | Contemporary | ∂

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DAY 7 A BITE OF THE BIG APPLE. Take a bite of the Big Apple on a tour of the city's highlights with a Local Expert. See Empire State Building and the mirrored peak of the Art Deco Chrysler Building as you admire one of the world's most iconic skylines. For the full view of this monumental city, ascend to the Top of the Rock – the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Building – for a sweeping view of the skyscrapers, parks, rivers and urban canyons that make up the teeming isle of Manhattan. (B) New York Marriott Marquis. | Contemporary | ∂

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COUNTRY ROADS OF THE DEEP SOUTH Delve into a world of country music, blues, jazz, honky-tonks and hearty meals in Southern USA. Like music legends Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash before you, follow the neon lights to the Music City.

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★ TOP RATED HIGHLIGHTS Ride in a specially-designed crawfish boat in Lafayette. Visit the Ryman Auditorium • Country Music Hall of Fame • Grand Ole Opry • Nashville Farmers' Market • Nelson's Green Brier Distillery • National Civil Rights Museum • Graceland • Antebellum Mansion • Acadian Cultural Center • TabascoÂŽ Factory • Southern Food and Beverage Museum. See Nashville • Memphis • Mississippi Delta • Natchez • Cajun Country • New Orleans.

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DAY 1 ARRIVE IN NASHVILLE. Welcome to Nashville, the capital of Tennessee and the USA's glittering centre stage. From the Everly Brothers' “Bye Bye Love�, to Roy Orbison's “Oh, Pretty Woman�, the streets are paved with talent. Your airport transfer will whisk you to your hotel. Relax and unwind before meeting your Travel Director and fellow guests at 18:00 to mingle before sitting down to a Welcome Dinner with wine. (DW) Renaissance Nashville Hotel. | Contemporary | ∂

DAY 2 TAKE CENTRE STAGE IN NASHVILLE. Pass the city's lively honky-tonks and performers on Broadway as you make your way to the Ryman Auditorium, former home of the Grand Ole Opry. This afternoon, pay a visit to the Country Music Hall of fame. Tonight, head to the famous Grand Ole Opry, the longest-running radio broadcast in US history. (B)

DAY 3 A DAY OF LEGENDS. đ&#x;‘ Go behind the scenes of a Nashville recording studio. This intimate experience introduces you to a performing artist, musicians and the techniques behind a song's development. You'll have the opportunity to connect with a star from the hit television show, The Voice. ★ Stop off at Nashville's Farmers' Market and explore its artisanal food stalls, crafts and produce. ★ Later, visit Nelson's Green Brier, a local Tennessee distillery and home of the Original Tennessee Whisky. Learn what makes this drink's unique taste. â„“ Tonight's dinner will introduce you to the flavours of Nashville. (B) (D) DAY 4 HEADING BACK HOME TO MEMPHIS. Whether it's your first or hundredth time visiting this vibrant city, you'll be drawn in by the lively melodies coming from Beale Street. ★ Spend the afternoon on a sightseeing tour of the city, then you'll visit the National Civil Rights Museum. While there, you'll be guided through centuries of history. đ&#x;‘ End your day with a private evening at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. The museum is part of The Soulsville Foundation,

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DAY 5 A DAY DEDICATED TO THE KING. Graceland is the former home of the “King of Rock and Rollâ€?, Elvis Presley, begin your day at the exhibition centre. ★ Visit Sun Studio, the “birthplace of rock and rollâ€?, where music legends, including B.B. King, Johnny Cash and Elvis recorded. đ&#x;‘ A Local Expert will take you on a private after-hours tour of Graceland Mansion and the archives. â„“ Dinner this evening will be served at The Beauty Shop, a former parlour where Elvis' exwife, Priscilla, was said to get her hair done. (B) (DW)

DAY 6 MEMPHIS TO GREENWOOD. Travel to the Mississippi Delta down the Mississippi Blues Trail, a route that tells the stories of bluesmen and women. Stop at a blues museum to dive deeper into their stories. đ&#x;‘ Explore the Delta town of Greenwood at your own pace, before heading to the Viking Cooking School for a demonstration class that introduces you to regional specialty, Hot Tamales. â„“ Later, dine on a mouthwatering dinner at Fan and Johnny's. The restaurant's chef is a James Beard Award finalist and dishes are made from local produce. (B) (DW)  The Alluvian, Greenwood. | Traditional | ∂

DAY 7 MOVING ON TO NATCHEZ. Learn more about Southern history and hospitality as you head to Natchez. đ&#x;‘ Connect with locals as you tour an amazing Antebellum Mansion. ★ Later, test your mixologist skills as you participate in a Southern cocktail-making class. Enjoy an evening to yourself. (B)  Monmouth Historic Inn and Gardens, Natchez. | Heritage | ∂ DAY 8 NATCHEZ TO LAFAYETTE. Move on to Lafayette - Cajun and Creole Country. Get to know more about Cajun culture and how it is defined by its French roots.

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DAY 11 FESTIVITIES IN NEW ORLEANS. Get to know the city with a Local Expert. Experience each neighbourhood's unique architecture and explore the vibrant art scene. See how the community comes together through celebration. In the afternoon, perhaps get to know the local culture through a jazz music experience or by meeting a voodoo specialist. End your day with a Celebration Dinner with your fellow travellers. (B) (DW)

DAY 12 DEPART NEW ORLEANS. It's time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers as your toe-tapping adventure comes to an end with a departure to the airport. (B)

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USA AND CANADA DISCOVERY JOURNEY

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From the skyline of Los Angeles and bright lights of Las Vegas, to historic Route 66, Southern hospitality, the historic East Coast and N.Y.C.’s skylines - prepare to be dazzled on a memorable trip across the USA.

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Memphis: Choose between a guided visit to Sun Studios or the National Civil Rights Museum.

đ&#x;‘ INSIGHT EXPERIENCES Los Angeles: Step beyond the red carpet with a private tour of famous Hollywood theatre landmarks. Meet a liquor expert in Little Rock and learn how whiskey is made before a tasting • a Local Expert at the Grand Canyon • a guide for a VIP tour of AT&T Stadium.

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★ TOP RATED HIGHLIGHTS Visit the Grand Canyon • Cadillac Ranch • William J. Clinton Presidential Library • Graceland • a historic Southern plantation. City tours of Santa Fe, Charleston and New York City all with Local Experts. See the Hollywood Walk of Fame • Loretto Chapel • Beale Street in Downtown Memphis • the White House, Washington Monument and National Mall • the sites of N.Y.C. from the Top of the Rock.

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Welcome Dinner and Highlight Dinner in Los Angeles • Highlight Dinner at the Grand Canyon • Dine-Around evening in Santa Fe • Dinner with wine in Amarillo • Highlight Dinner at Marlsgate Plantation • Dinner with wine at a local restaurant in Memphis • Highlight Dinner in Charleston • Celebration Dinner in New York.

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YOUR ITINERARY - AT A GLANCE 22 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 21 BREAKFASTS | 11 DINNERS | 20 INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

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DAY 2 THE CITY OF ANGELS. Channel your inner movie star and check out History of Grauman's Egyptian Theatre, Disney's El Capitan Theatre, TCL Chinese Theatre and more. đ&#x;‘ Continue your star-studded day with a private tour of the Dolby TheatreÂŽ, followed by free time. â„“ Tonight, dine against a backdrop of glimmering lights and an incredible downtown cityscape as Nick & Stef 's Steakhouse welcomes you for your Highlight Dinner. (B) (DW)

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DAY 4 ¡ RELAXED START LEISURE TIME IN SIN CITY. The day is free for you to enjoy. Relax by the swimming pool, try your luck at the casinos, or explore the famous Strip, where you'll find the musical water ballet of the Bellagio's fountains and world-famous shopping. (B)

DAY 5 GET YOUR KICKS AND THE GRAND CANYON. Bid farewell to Las Vegas as you cruise along a portion of the celebrated Route 66. đ&#x;‘ Arrive at the Grand Canyon to learn all about the vibrantly coloured hues of the canyon from a Local Expert. You'll hear an informative presentation on the history and geology of this magnificent natural wonder as you enjoy a glass of sparkling wine.

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DAY 6 ¡ RELAXED START MYSTICAL SEDONA AND FLAGSTAFF. Journey on to the bohemian colony of Sedona to explore its shops and galleries, or simply take in its natural rugged beauty. (B) Little America Hotel Flagstaff. | Traditional | ∂ DAY 7 FROM FLAGSTAFF TO SANTA FE. Depart Flagstaff for the town of Winslow, famous for the Eagles song ‘Take it Easy,' before arriving in New Mexico's capital city, Santa Fe. End your day by choosing from a selection of local restaurants on your Dine-Around Evening. (B) (DW) Inn & Spa at Loretto, Santa Fe. | Traditional | ∂

DAY 8 IS THIS THE WAY TO AMARILLO? Join a guided tour of the historic city of Santa Fe to discover its local art colony and Pueblo traditions. You'll also take in the striking architecture of the Palace of the Governors and the Loretto Chapel with a Local Expert. Journey to Amarillo and catch the 10 classic Cadillacs buried nose down in the dirt at the famed Cadillac Ranch pop art installation. End the day with a tasty Texan treat for dinner at a local restaurant. (B) (DW) Embassy Suites Amarillo Downtown. | Traditional | ∂

DAY 9 CATTLE AND COUNTRY WESTERN. Say goodbye to Amarillo and move on to the modern Dallas/Fort Worth area. On arrival, your Travel Director will take you on an orientation tour of Dallas. Your evening is free to do as you please. Perhaps wander down to Dallas' historic West End District which dates back to 1872. The area is now home to numerous restaurants, bars and cafes. (B) Magnolia Dallas Downtown. | Contemporary | ∂

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DAY 10 ¡ RELAXED START DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS. You can't talk about Dallas without mentioning The Dallas Cowboys. đ&#x;‘ One of the country's richest sports franchises, football fans will be in their element with a guided VIP tour of AT&T Stadium (subject to availability). ★ Visit Stockyards National Historic District, established to preserve Fort Worth's livestock history and promote the heritage of one of the greatest agriculture industries in the world. Later, get your cowboy boots on and your dancing feet ready for a true Western experience at Billy Bob's Texas, a honky-tonk with live music and entertainment. (B)

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DAY 12 ¡ RELAXED START MEMPHIS, HOME OF THE BLUES. Visit the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum dedicated in 2004 to Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States. Arrive in Memphis, the Home of the Blues and the birthplace of Rock N' Roll, for a musical stay on the Mississippi River. Tonight, dine on local specialities served with wine for a taste of what this city has to off er. (B) (DW) The Guest House at Graceland, Memphis. | Resort | ∂

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DAY 14 ATLANTA, CULTURAL CAPITAL OF THE NEW SOUTH. In keeping with the blues spirit, it's time to head off on your ‘midnight train,' well, morning coach to Georgia. Indulge at Mary Mac's this evening where you' ll be welcomed for a comforting dinner of home-style food and wine. With over 70 years of cooking experience, this quaint bistro sets the standard for Southern cooking. (B) (DW) Atlanta Marriott Marquis. | Contemporary | ∂

DAY 15 GEORGIA'S CAPITAL AND SOUTHERN TRADITIONS. đ&#x;‘ Make headlines as you journey into the heart of CNN Worldwide for an exclusive guided tour that goes behind-the-scenes of its fastpaced working studios. â„“ Move on to the charms of South Carolina with a Highlight Dinner at a local Charleston restaurant. (B) (DW)  Andrew Pinckney Inn, Charleston. | Historic | ∂

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DAY 16 CHARMING CHARLESTON. Discover Charleston, South Carolina's oldest city during a historic carriage ride and take in its quaint beauty. From the bright Georgian houses of Rainbow Row, to the city's hidden gardens, courtyards and churches, there is plenty to discover. Afterwards, visit one of the old plantations of the South for a look into what life was like on these historic properties. (B)

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DAY 18 THE CITY OF OAKS TO MONUMENTAL WASHINGTON, D.C. Leave Raleigh behind as you make your way to Washington, D.C. On arrival, you'll have time to acquaint yourself with the capital. End the day with a delicious Highlight Dinner at The Hamilton, a contemporary restaurant offering an eclectic dining experience. (B) (DW) The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection, Washington, D.C. | Heritage | ∂

DAY 19 SIGHTSEEING IN THE CAPITAL. Take a city tour of Washington, D.C. and discover the iconic memorials and monuments, including the White House, Washington Monument, and National Mall. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please. (B) DAY 20 NEW YORK, THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS. Follow the bright lights to The Big Apple. With the evening at leisure, why not catch a Broadway show or go for a stroll amongst the skyscrapers? (B) The Renwick Hotel New York City, Curio Collection by Hilton. | Contemporary | ∂

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INTRODUCING LATIN AMERICA With Patagonian landscapes, Andean peaks, rainforests, Incan ruins and vibrant metropolitan cities, it should come as little surprise Latin America has inspired a “country of poets”.

LATIN AMERICA Peru

Brazil

Chile Argentina

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INSIGHT EXPERIENCES TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK: Join a Patagonian Ranch Cultural Experience, where you’ll learn what it was like to live and work in this remote corner of South America before the arrival of tourism. Meet the local baqueanos, or cowboys, as they demonstrate everything from their clothing and horse tack, to how they maintain and ride the horses.

CUSCO: Learn about mythical Andean culture through astronomy, cosmology and the importance of the stars from a Local Expert during your after-hours guided visit to the Cusco Planetarium. 14 ITINERARIES | 5 COUNTRIES

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From two nights in Machu Picchu, to delving into Incan history and learning more about local foods, culture and archaeology, prepare for an enriching trip in Peru. Along the way, taste a traditional Peruvian feast and regional treats in Cusco.

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đ&#x;‘ INSIGHT EXPERIENCES Cusco: Learn about mythical Andean culture through astronomy, cosmology and the importance of the stars from a Local Expert during your after-hours guided visit to the Cusco Planetarium. Visit Machu Picchu in small groups as your Local Experts reveal the significance of the citadel.

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Welcome Dinner in Lima • Highlight Lunch at Museo Larco • Pachamanca Highlight Lunch • Dinner with wine at Hacienda Huayoccari • Highlight Dinner in Machu Picchu • Celebration Dinner in Cusco.

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DAY 2 PARACAS. In the morning, head on a leisurely coastal drive to the beach town of Paracas. Fly over the mysterious Nazca Lines and see this UNESCO World Heritage Site from above. (B) (DW) Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort. | Resort | ∂ DAY 3 BALLESTAS ISLANDS. Head on a scenic cruise to the Ballestas Islands, famous for its rock formations and marine life.

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DAY 5 EXPLORE LIMA. Explore with your Local Expert this morning, including the Cathedral of Lima, the Government Palace, Archbishop's Palace and the City Hall. Visit the San Francisco Monastery and its underground cemetery and head to Museo Larco.

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After a few photo opportunities along the way to the Sacred Valley, enjoy lunch at Altar Inca. Arrive at your hotel for a leisurely evening. We recommend that you rest in order to adjust to the altitude comfortably. (B) (L) Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness. | Resort | ∂

DAY 7 EXPLORE SACRED VALLEY. Start with a visit to the Maras salt pans. Move on to an Incan laboratory in Moray, then visit and support a local traditional Quechua weaver. Make your way to Laguna Piuray where you' ll enjoy your Highlight Lunch of Pachamanca, a traditional Peruvian feast. In the evening, transfer to Hacienda Huayoccari, a gem of the Sacred Valley. Explore its grounds and sit down for a special Peruvian Dinner. (B) (L) (DW)

DAY 8 EXPLORE MACHU PICCHU. Transfer to the station for your 360° IncaRail train ride.

Enjoy lunch on your way to Machu Picchu pueblo. ★ On the way, visit the Ollantaytambo ruins. Visit a local house in the village and meet the family living there. đ&#x;‘ In the afternoon, visit Machu Picchu, where you'll meet your Local Experts for a guided visit in small groups. They will take you through the ruins and explain their historical and archaeological significance, as well the importance of their location.

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Head back to your hotel to unwind, before sitting down to a Highlight Dinner with your fellow travellers. (B) (DW)

DAY 10 ON TO CUSCO. After breakfast, return by train to Ollantaytambo, where you will transfer to the ancient city of Cusco. Once you arrive, head on a walking tour with a Local Expert. Visit its cathedral and the Korikancha temple. The evening is yours at leisure. (B) JW Marriott El Convento Cusco. | Heritage | ∂

DAY 11 EXPLORING CUSCO. Start your day with a walking tour of Cusco, before heading to Sacsayhuaman.

Have lunch at Pachapapa. Visit San Blas Church and the surrounding streets, before making your way to San Pedro Market. đ&#x;‘ Later, make your way to the city's planetarium for a private, after-hours tour.

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DAY 12 LEISURE TIME IN CUSCO. Choose between optional visits to Rainbow Mountain, the ChocoMuseo, or perhaps relax and unwind at your hotel, set in a beautiful 16th century building.

DAY 13 DEPART CUSCO. It's time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers as your trip comes to an end. Take a private transfer to Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport. (B)

ALL INCLUDED EXPERIENCES & DINING WORTH APPROXIMATELY $1096 Please see inside front cover for information key on dining, travel styles and itinerary icons.

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LATIN AMERICA REGIONAL JOURNEY

TRIP PLANNER - 11 DAYS

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BEST OF CHILE FROM ATACAMA TO PATAGONIA It is no surprise that Chile is known as the “country of poets�. From Santiago’s vibrant culture, to the great wilderness of the Atacama Desert, vast landscapes of Patagonia and glaciers of the south, you’ll find inspiration at every turn.

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Feb 2021 Sat 20 Apr 2021 Sat 17 Sep 2021 Sat 25

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air related charges for the flights between Santiago - Calama, Calama Santiago, Santiago - Punta Arenas and Punta Arenas - Santiago.

LOOKING TO TRAVEL IN 2022? 2022 TRIPS WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE SOON. COMBINE THIS JOURNEY WITH A 3-DAY EASTER ISLAND OPTION OR PERU WITH MACHU PICCHU AND NAZCA LINES - SEE INSIGHTVACATIONS.COM FOR DETAILS.

đ&#x;‘ INSIGHT EXPERIENCES Torres del Paine National Park: Join a Patagonian Ranch Cultural Experience, where you'll learn what it was like to live and work in this remote corner of South America before the arrival of tourism. Meet the local baqueanos, or cowboys, as they demonstrate everything from their clothing and horse tack, to how they maintain and ride the horses.

Atacama Desert CHILE

★ TOP RATED HIGHLIGHTS Cruise a Patagonian fjord to see the Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers. Visit Casablanca Valley • Atacama Desert • Moon Valley • Andes Highlands • Atacama Geysers • Atacama Salt Flats • Torres del Paine National Park. City tours of Santiago and Valparaiso with Local experts See the Andes Mountains • Atacama landscapes including dunes, caves and volcanoes • El Tatio geysers • Altiplanic lagoons • Metropolitan Cathedral in Santiago • the various ecosystems and geology of Patagonia.

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Welcome Dinner in Santiago • Lunch in Valparaiso • Wine tasting in the Casablanca Valley • Dinner with wine in Atacama • Lunch with wine in Santiago • Patagonian Dinner with wine • Celebration Dinner in Torres del Paine.

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For information on this trip, or to book, go to insightvacations.com/bestofchile, call (65) 6922 5950/6299 3382 or speak to your travel agent.


YOUR ITINERARY - AT A GLANCE 11 DAYS | COUNTRIES | 10 BREAKFASTS | 6 LUNCHES | 5 DINNERS | 15 INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

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DAY 2 VALPARAISO AND THE CASABLANCA WINE COUNTRY. Begin your day with a visit to Valparaiso. Explore the UNESCO protected site with a Local Expert. After lunch, visit the Kingston Family Vineyard for a private tasting in the Casablanca Valley. Recognized as one of the best wineries in Chile, its produce has been featured on the wine lists of top restaurants including Aureole in New York. The evening is yours at leisure. (B) (LW)

DAY 3 ON TO ATACAMA. Take a transfer to the airport for your flight to Calama, a city based in the Atacama Desert. On arrival head to San Pedro. From there you'll be driven to the Moon Valley for a guided visit. A nod to its name, this moon-like area is made up of dunes, caves and caverns. Learn more about its history and the land formations from a Local Expert. Afterwards, head out for a stargazing experience up in the Andes Highlands (weather permitting). (B) Hotel Cumbres in San Pedro de Atacama. | Boutique | ∂

DAY 4 EXPLORE ATACAMA. In the morning, take a guided visit to the Atacama Geysers, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. Located in the Andes Mountains you'll be 14,170 ft (4320 metres) above sea level. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Your hotel offers breathtaking views of the Andes mountain range and nearby volcanoes.

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DAY 5 ATACAMA SALT FLATS. Explore the Atacama Salt Flats, the largest in Chile. One of the driest parts of the world, the area stretches for over 40,000 square miles. Later, visit the Altiplanic lagoons, part of Los Flamencos National Reserve. Explore the geology of the region with Local Experts and see huge sand dunes, natural amphitheatres, volcanoes and cloudless skies. (B) (L) DAY 6 ATACAMA TO SANTIAGO. Wake up for your transfer and flight back to Santiago. On arrival, take a tour of the city with a Local Expert. Discover its Neoclassical landmarks including the 18th century Metropolitan Cathedral. Take in the city's architecture, leafy parks and pretty cafes, before taking some time to explore on your own.

Later, enjoy lunch with wine near El Mercado Central. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please. Your hotel is walking distance from the parks, museums, restaurants, and bars of the historical Lastarria neighbourhood. (B) (LW) The Singular Santiago, Lastarria Hotel. | Contemporary | ∂

DAY 7 ON TO PUERTO NATALES. Fly to Punta Arenas then drive to Puerto Natales, a port city and the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park. It is also a starting point for explorers in search of the Patagonian fjords. You'll have leisure time in the day to rest and rejuvenate. Famous for spiced meat and seafood dishes, tonight's dinner will have you savouring typical Patagonian dishes. (B) (DW) Hotel Remota, Puerto Natales. | Contemporary | ∂

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DAY 9 TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK. ★ Take a scenic drive to Torres del Paine National Park. There will be plenty of scenic photo stops along the way. The park is situated in Chile's Patagonia region and is famous for its glaciers, grasslands, imposing mountains and the three granite towers it is named after. It is part of UNESCO's Biosphere Reserve System and is known for its rare wildlife. đ&#x;‘ This afternoon, join a Patagonian Ranch Cultural Experience and learn about the baqueano (cowboy) way of life. During your time with these local cowboys — the descendants of horsemen who came to work ranches in this remote region more than a century ago, you will learn about their special clothing, saddles and other horse tack. You'll also be shown how to properly saddle a horse, nail a horseshoe and of course, how to ride. Enjoy a Yerba mate tea with them while chatting about Patagonian culture. (B) (L) (DW)  Hotel Las Torres Patagonia. | Traditional | ∂

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DAY 11 BACK TO SANTIAGO. It's time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers. Head to Punta Arenas and fly to Santiago International Airport where you will arrive at approximately 19:00. Please be aware when booking onward flights. Otherwise extend your journey with an Easter Island Option. (B)

ALL INCLUDED EXPERIENCES & DINING WORTH APPROXIMATELY $1380 Please see inside front cover for information key on dining, travel styles and itinerary icons.

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LATIN AMERICA DISCOVERY JOURNEY

TRIP PLANNER - 11 DAYS

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FROM $5475

ARGENTINA, URUGUAY & BRAZIL DISCOVERY From thundering Iguassu Falls, to the vibrant lure of Copacabana beach and the natural wonders of Tijuca National Forest, South America has it all.

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Sat 29

Mar 2022

Tue 08

Sat 05

Tue 15

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For the most up-to-date pricing, offers and itinerary variations, visit insightvacations.com/argentinadiscovery Prices shown are accurate at time of printing and are subject to change without notice. NOTES: Pricing is per person, inclusive of land and economy air and air related charges for the flights between Buenos Aires - Mendoza, Mendoza - Iguassu Falls and Iguassu Falls - Rio de Janeiro.

LOOKING TO TRAVEL IN 2022? 2022 TRIPS WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE SOON. COMBINE THIS JOURNEY WITH 'PERU WITH MACHU PICCHU AND THE NAZCA LINES' ON PAGE 58 - SEE INSIGHTVACATIONS.COM/ PERUNAZCALINES FOR DETAILS.

đ&#x;‘ INSIGHT EXPERIENCES Rio de Janeiro: Join experienced local botanist Roberto Ramos for an exclusive guided visit to Rio's Botanical Garden, a preservation site for a rare collection of bromeliads and orchids, as well as old trees and exotic plants. See the biodiversity of the Atlantic Forest through the eyes of an expert researcher and scientist.

Sugarloaf Mountain

★ TOP RATED HIGHLIGHTS Ride a cable car up to Sugarloaf Mountain. Visit Mercado San Telmo • Colonia del Sacramento • a local olive oil farm • Mendoza wine country • Iguassu Falls. See the art-deco buildings of Buenos Aires • Palacio Barolo • Casa Rosada • Plaza de Mayo • the Argentinian and Brazilian sides of Iguassu Falls • Copacabana Beach. Enjoy the scenery along the cascades of Iguassu and as you travel near snow-topped Andes, white-sand beaches, lush landscapes and diverse architecture.

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Welcome Dinner in Buenos Aires • Argentinian Barbecue Highlight Dinner • Lunch with wine in Colonia del Sacramento • Dinner with wine in Mendoza • Highlight Dinner in Iguassu • Highlight Lunch and Celebration Dinner in Rio de Janeiro.

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Colonia del Sacramento

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Key: Join/Leave Options Included Flight UNESCO Heritage Site 1 Central Hotels + Nights 1 Scenic Hotels + Nights Place Visited

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YOUR ITINERARY - AT A GLANCE 11 DAYS | 3 COUNTRIES | 10 BREAKFASTS | 3 LUNCHES | 5 DINNERS | 15 INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

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DAY 2 EXPLORE BUENOS AIRES. ★ Start your first full day in Buenos Aires with a city tour. Key sights to take in include the Metropolitan Cathedral, Casa Rosada and Plaza de Mayo. ★ Later, visit the historic Mercado San Telmo. Built in 1897, this indoor market is situated in the tango district, in the heart of the San Telmo neighbourhood. đ&#x;‘ Witness a private demonstration and performance by professional tango dancers and musicians at an authentic “conventilloâ€? in La Boca, where you will be introduced to this passionate dance and music. â„“ In the evening, enjoy an authentic Asado Porteno (Argentinian barbecue) with local chef, Luis. (B) (DW)

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DAY 5 FLAVOUR OF MENDOZA. A day made for budding wine connoisseurs, enjoy an informative winery tour with Malbec tastings. Savour a Highlight Lunch and wine at the vineyard. Take in the area's spectacular scenery, with the Andes as your backdrop. Later, indulge in a delicious dinner with wine at Abrasado, an Argentinian barbecue and steakhouse. Situated in Downtown Mendoza, you’ ll be close to some of the city’s best wine bars, stores and restaurants. Why not end the evening with a nightcap? (B) (LW) (DW) DAY 6 MENDOZA TO IGUASSU FALLS. With over 270 waterfalls, rare flora and fauna, and lush rainforest, your destination really is as impressive as the photos suggest. Its name means “big waterâ€? in GuaranĂ­ language, with the falls landing in both Argentina and Brazil. Have a night at leisure within the National Park and take in your beautiful surroundings. (B) Gran Melia, Iguassu. | Resort | ∂

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DAY 8 THE BRAZILIAN SIDE. Wake up and enjoy breakfast with a tropical view. Today you'll take a guided visit to the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls. The walk is shorter but no less impressive, allowing you to see all the cascades at once. Your Local Expert will show you panoramic views of San Martin Island, before you head to the airport for your flight to Rio. On arrival to the capital of samba, the rest of the evening will be at leisure. Either relax at your hotel or head out and explore the area's local nightlife. (B) Hotel Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana. | Contemporary | ∂

DAY 9 EXPLORE RIO DE JANEIRO. With spectacular seaview rooms, you'll start the day at your idyllic Fairmont hotel. đ&#x;‘ Join local botanist Roberto Ramos for an exclusive guided visit to Rio's Botanical Garden, a preservation site for a rare collection of bromeliads and orchids, as well as old trees and exotic plants. â„“ Enjoy a Highlight Lunch with a caipirinha at Casa Camolese, a contemporary restaurant situated next to the garden. ★ Conclude your day with a cable car ride up to Sugarloaf Mountain. (B) (L)

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DAY 10 LEISURE TIME IN RIO DE JANEIRO. In the morning, take a tour of Tijuca Forest National Park, where you'll find Mount Corcovado, home to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Why not soak up the sun on Copacabana Beach or ask your Travel Director where is best to grab a coffee? In the evening, commemorate your holiday as you join your new friends for a memorable Celebration Dinner at a traditional Brazilian churrascaria. (B) (DW) DAY 11 DEPART RIO DE JANEIRO. It's time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers as your trip comes to an end. Take our organised transfer to Rio de JaneiroAntonio Carlos Jobim International Airport. (B)

ALL INCLUDED EXPERIENCES & DINING WORTH APPROXIMATELY $979 Please see inside front cover for information key on dining, travel styles and itinerary icons.

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LOOKING TO EXTEND YOUR TRIP? Hotel & Transfer Options Arrive early or stay later by booking extra nights at the following stylish hotels - all part of our itineraries so you won’t have to worry about changing hotels. As always, you’ll start your day with an included breakfast. Make your own way to or from the airport, but for added convenience, why not purchase a transfer through Insight Vacations? Canada

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Toronto

Hilton Toronto

Vancouver

The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

USA

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Anchorage

Sheraton Anchorage Hotel and Spa

Boston*

Hyatt Regency Boston

Denver*

Renaissance Denver Downtown

Halifax

The Westin Nova Scotian

Jackson Hole*

Rustic Inn Creekside Resort and Spa at Jackson Hole

Las Vegas*

Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino

Los Angeles*

InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown

Nashville

Renaissance Nashville Hotel

New Orleans

Kimpton Hotel Fontenot

New York City*

The Renwick Hotel New York City, Curio Collection by Hilton

Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale

New York Marriott Marquis Palm Springs*

Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa

San Francisco*

Hyatt Regency San Francisco

Scottsdale*

Hotel Valley Ho

Tucson*

JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa

Washington DC*

The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection Fairmont Washington D.C. Georgetown

Latin America

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Buenos Aires

Alvear Icon, Buenos Aires

Cusco

JW Marriott El Convento Cusco

Lima

MGallery Lima

Quito

Wyndham Quito Airport

Rio De Janeiro

Hotel Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

Santiago

Holiday Inn Santiago - Airport Terminal The Singular Santiago, Lastarria Hotel

All additional hotel nights include breakfast. Flight information is required in order to provide a transfer.

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INSIGHT VACATIONS | AMERICAS

JW Marriott El Convento Cusco

UBER AIRPORT TRANSFERS *For select airports, we have partnered with Uber to give you an alternative transfer option, instead of an airport taxi. A couple of days prior to your arrival, your Travel Director will provide you with a payment code to cover the full cost of the journey to or from the airport to the hotel, which can be used with your own Uber mobile app.


BOOKING CONDITIONS & other important information For full booking conditions, please visit: www.insightvacations.com/booking-conditions. Should any conflict arise between this summary and the full booking conditions, the full booking conditions will prevail. SUMMARY BOOKING AND CANCELLATION TERMS Level 1

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Additional Air Tickets

Extra Accommodation

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No additional deposit required

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NOTE: Included flights are outlined in each itinerary page price panel. Guests traveling must provide their full name (as appears on passport), date of birth and gender. Incomplete or inaccurate information may result in additional charges payable directly to the airline or in a worst-case scenario, be denied boarding. For our full booking conditions, please visit www.InsightVacations.com/BookingConditions. Level 1: Level 1 cancellation fees are the minimum cancellation fee charged and is used unless the trip is listed as Level 2. Level 2: Level 2 trips can be found on www.InsightVacations.com/BookingLevels but are generally trips which include cruise/ferry, train or intra-trip flight elements.

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Complaint Procedure: If you have a problem during your holiday please inform Insight’s Travel Director/Local Representative immediately, who will try to make things right. If the matter was not resolved locally, please write to Insight’s Guest Relations Department at the address below within sixty (60) days of the end of the Insight holiday, as it is important that you provide us the information quickly. Please quote your booking reference number and all relevant information. Failure to follow this procedure may delay or deny us the opportunity to investigate and rectify the problem, which may affect the way your complaint is dealt with and your rights under this contract. In any legal action, arbitration, or other proceeding to enforce, interpret or construe the terms of this Agreement, or concerning any grievance relating to the trip, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its actual reasonable legal fees, costs and expenses. Booking Arrangements: Your booking arrangements can be made through your Travel Agent or with us directly. When you make a booking you must be at least 18 years of age at the time of booking. You are guaranteeing that you understand and have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of yourself and all members of your party the terms of these booking conditions. We will deal only with the lead booking name in all subsequent correspondence and dealings. You are responsible for making all payments due, ensuring the accuracy of all personal details and other information supplied in respect of yourself and your party, notifying us of any changes or cancellations and for receiving correspondence and keeping your party informed.

IMPORTANT NOTICES

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. We ask that you please take personal responsibility for your wellbeing. This begins with packing any personal protective equipment and sanitisers you require. Please adopt physical distancing and hygiene practises throughout your pre-trip travel arrangements and follow all health instruction whether physical signage, or requests from our professional staff, once you are holidaying with us. When travelling with Insight Vacations, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Full details of hygiene protocols can be found at https://www.InsightVacations.com/ travel-wellbeing Passports, Visas and other Entry/Exit Requirements: All guests including children must be in possession of a machine-readable passport valid for 6 months after their trip return date along with applicable visas. Please refer to “Passport and Visas” section. Due to government imposed security/

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immigration measures, passport and emergency contact information is required for all guests prior to the release of travel documents. It is the guest’s sole responsibility to secure and/or pay for any and all visas, reciprocity fees, affidavits, immunisations, etc. that are required to be permitted entry into each destination. You should also contact your doctor or a specialist vaccination centre for details of any measures you may need to take prior to departure. In some countries you may be subject to entry (reciprocity) fees and/or departure taxes/ exit fees which will be collected at the airports upon entry/ departure by local government authorities. For up-to-date detailed information on travel documents and visas, entry/exit taxes and further information on entry and exit requirements please check with your Travel Agent or local consular services. Obtaining and carrying these documents is your sole responsibility. Insight bears no responsibility for such information and will not be responsible for advising and/or obtaining required travel documentation for any guest, or for any delays, damages, and/or losses including missed portions of your holiday related to improper documentation or government decisions about entry. Certain visa-exempt foreign nationals are required to obtain an eTA prior to departure. Canadian Passport holders require visas for Russia, Belarus, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Schengen Area Countries prior to departing Canada. Please note that entry to any country may be refused even if the required information and travel documents are complete. Insight will also not be liable in circumstances where entry is refused to another country for any reason. We do not accept any responsibility and will not make any refunds if you cannot travel because you have not complied with any passport, visa or immigration requirements or if you have lost or mislaid any necessary

CONDITIONS FOR SAVINGS & DISCOUNTS GENERAL CONDITIONS: Discounts and savings only apply to the land portion of your holiday, may not be available on all trips and departures, and are not applicable with extra nights’ accommodations, optional extensions, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, surcharges and airport transfers. Sometimes more than one discount can apply. PAST GUEST DISCOUNT: If you are a repeat Insight traveller, or a previous guest of participating brands within the TTC company, you can avail of special offers including a 5% discount on certain trips and departures, and for those that have travelled with us 4 times or more a 5% discount on trips with participating brands for life. Redeeming this discount is limited to one trip per calendar year (you must book after your initial trip is completed) and will be applied to an eligible, higher priced trip if you book two trips at once. Can be combined with other discounts. Visit TTC.com/ loyalty for further details. SECOND TRIP DISCOUNT: Book two Insight trips of seven days or more and save on the lowest priced trip. Take three trips and save on two. All trips must be booked at the same time and on the same booking number to qualify. Savings may vary by trip – see individual trip planner box on relevant trip page for details. Applies to land portion of trips only and is not applicable to trips with overnight or multi-day cruise components. Can be combined with other discounts. SINGLE SUPPLEMENT SAVINGS: Not available on all trips. Trip departures have a limited number of single rooms.

documents (including travel documentation). Price changes: Please note that pricing in this brochure was accurate at time of printing, 14th May 2020, and is subject to change without notice. It is inevitable that some of the prices or details contained within this brochure or on our website may have changed since the brochure was printed, and we reserve the right to alter the prices of any of our holidays before you book. You will be informed about any changes to any of the relevant details within this brochure before you book either with your Travel Agent or with ourselves as part of our commitment to high quality customer service. THE TRAVEL CORPORATION (2011) PTE LTD 600 NORTH BRIDGE ROAD, PARKVIEW SQUARE #06-06, SINGAPORE 188778 Tour Operators: Destination America Inc, 5551 Katella Avenue, Cypress, California 90630 The Insight group of companies has Marketing/Sales/Administrative offices/ agents in: Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and the USA. For further information visit our website at: www.insightvacations.com This brochure supersedes any other prior brochure on the market. See back cover for brochure version and print date. Major Credit Cards Accepted

TRIPLE ROOM DISCOUNT: Triple Rooms are based on three guests sharing one room with existing bedding arrangements (usually two bed), they do not include the cost of any additional bed or ‘roll away’. Triple rooms are limited on cruises and not available on all trips. A savings or supplemental charge may apply depending on the trip. See trip planner box on the individual trip page for details. Can be combined with other discounts YOUNG TRAVELLER DISCOUNT: Must be aged 5-17 at time of travel and accompanied by at least one adult sharing a twin room. Discounts are limited up to two young travellers per room. Discounts can often be applied to included cruise aspects of trips - see full itineraries. Can be combined with other discounts. SMALL GROUP DISCOUNT: Available when five or more guests are booked together at the same time and on the same booking. Not applicable to trips with train or cruise components. Can be combined with other discounts. Contact Asia.groups@insightvacations.com or call (65) 6922 5950 / 6299 3382 for trip ideas and savings. DEPOSIT PROTECTION: Should your plans change and you cancel your booking before final payment is due, you will receive a credit of $200 per person, valid for up to five years from date of cancellation. This credit cannot be used as a deposit against your future booking and can only be used as a credit against your final payment. Only one credit per person can be applied to each booking. Further conditions apply to all offers – visit insightvacations.com/ savings for details or call your travel agent EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT: Can be combined with other discounts, where applicable. Offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time and without notice. Please see booking conditions at insightvacations. com/booking-conditions.

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PEACE OF MIND & GREAT SAVINGS How to get the best deal on your next trip with us PEACE OF MIND DEPOSIT PROTECTION FIVE-YEAR GUARANTEE TRAVEL INSURANCE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE NO CURRENCY SURCHARGES GUARANTEED ON DEPOSIT

THE EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT IN FULL BY SAVE 10% PAY 26 FEBRUARY 2021 IN FULL BY SAVE 7.5% PAY 29 APRIL 2021

By booking early, you get the best deals possible, and the greatest choice of trips and departure dates. The longer you wait, the fewer departures offer the early payment discount, meaning you have fewer options. So book early to enjoy the best of both worlds.

DEFINITE DEPARTURES AVAILABLE BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE HYGIENE STANDARDS HIGH STANDARDS OF CLEANLINESS & HYGIENE

GREAT SAVINGS & DISCOUNTS* SAVE UP TO 5% PAST GUESTS DISCOUNT CLUB BON VOYAGE MEMBERS

INSIGHT TRAVEL PROTECTION Providing you with “any reason” cancellation peace of mind Insight Vacations Travel Protection. Only $99 per person for trips up to $1,200 or $129 per person or trips costing $1,201 and above Insight Vacations has devised a unique scheme to protect you against cancellation fees in the event that you should not be granted a visa. By purchasing Insight’s Visa Cancellation Fee Waiver, you are covered for the following: • Should you cancel your Insight trip up to 15 days prior to arrival, your deposit and/or payment to Insight will be refunded, minus the charge for the visa cancellation fee waiver. •Should you cancel within 14 – 01 days prior to the trip departure, you will be charged only 25% of the trip cost, rather than 50%.

group of 5 guests per departure, subject to availability at time of booking. N.B. This scheme does not apply to cancellations due to change of mind or for any other reasons. It is applicable only in the event that you provide documentary proof of having a visa application refused. Bookings made within 14 days without the necessary visa approvals are not eligible for this Visa Cancellation Fee Waiver and will be subject to the standard cancellation terms and conditions.

The Visa Cancellation Fee Waiver covers the Land arrangements made by Insight Vacations only and excludes pre and post trip accommodations, transfers; Independent City Breaks; trips to Egypt, Israel, Turkey; trips that include River Cruises, Greek Cruises, air/rail components; and airline deals. The Visa Cancellation Fee Waiver must be booked at time of making your reservation but can be paid for at time of making final payment. The Cancellation Fee Waiver is not refundable. Purchase of visa waiver insurance is limited to one

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SAVE UP TO 15% TRIPLE ROOM DISCOUNT SAVE UP TO 10% YOUNG TRAVELLER DISCOUNT 5-17 YEAR OLDS

* For conditions to all savings, discounts and deposit protection, please see page 65 or visit insightvacations.com/special-offers.

GROUP BOOKING BENEFITS

TRAVEL WITH US AND ENJOY BENEFITS ON BOOKINGS OF NINE OR MORE TRAVELLERS. CONTACT ASIA.GROUPS@ INSIGHTVACATIONS.COM FOR JOURNEY IDEAS AND SAVINGS.

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nsight Vacations wants to make travelling to the Americas as easy as possible. We often offer great air deals across economy, premium economy and business class fares to accompany your trip. As air offers vary from time to time, please call our contact centre, visit insightvacations.com/special-offers or ask your travel agent for the latest deals.


Journey Beyond THE ORDINARY

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or all out luxury, indulge your passions on a small group journey with our sister company, Luxury Gold. Discover our worldwide collection featuring journeys to the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Discover one of our exceptional Americas journeys below.

Moraine Lake, Banff National Park

MAJESTY OF THE ROCKIES

BRITISH COLUMBIA

WITH ALASKA CRUISE, ROCKY MOUNTAINEER AND CALGARY STAMPEDE OPTIONS

ROCKY Mount MOUNTAINEER Robson GOLDLEAF

14, 16 OR 21 DAYS | OCT 2020 - OCT 2021

KAMLOOPS

WHISTLER

(Day 3)

(Days 10 & 11)

Take in the majesty of the Rocky Mountains as you travel in luxurious comfor t to the most dazzling national parks, glaciers and historic villages of Western Canada.

Jasper National Park

VANCOUVER ISLAND

Sea-to-Sky Highway

Shannon Falls

Butchart Gardens

For more information about our luxury journeys to Canada or to other destinations, please call (65) 6922 5950 / 6299 3382 or contact your Travel Agent.

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2

Duffey Lake Road

VICTORIA

1 SUN PEAKS (Day 3)

2 2

1

VANCOUVER (Days 1, 2 & 14)

Rocky Mountains

JASPER (Days 4 & 5)

2

Athabasca Glacier

ALBERTA

Maligne Canyon Maligne Lake

Icefields LAKE LOUISE (Day 6) Parkway 1 Banff National Park 2

1 Okanagan KELOWNA Valley

2

BANFF (Days 7 & 8)

(Day 9)

(Days 12 & 13)

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ALL THE SIGHTS AND THE INSIGHTS, UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL, IN COMFORT AND IN STYLE. Ask your travel agent about our other brochures, or visit our website to request your own copy and to view all our brochures online.

ALL THE SIGHTS AND THE INSIGHTS, UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL, IN COMFORT AND IN STYLE.

JOURNEY BEYOND THE ORDINARY

USA & CANADA

JOURNEY BEYOND THE ORDINARY

LUXURY GOLD

WE SHOW YOU THE INSIGHTS, NOT JUST THE SIGHTS.

AMERIC AS

Personally curated by The Travel Corporation (TTC) Chairman, Mr. Stanley Tollman, Luxury Gold is a collection of travel experiences unlike any other. We explore distinctive destinations in exquisite luxury, taking you on a journey beyond the ordinary. As a member of TTC’s award-winning portfolio, including esteemed luxury brands such as The Red Carnation Hotel Collection and Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, Luxury Gold shares a passion for excellence, a commitment to service, and a philosophy that “No request is too large, no detail too small.” Travellers seeking to indulge in the exceptional should look no further than our worldwide collection of immersive luxury journeys.

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Insight Vacations is a proud member of The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) collection of award-winning niche brands, together with Luxury Gold, The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, Contiki and Trafalgar. As a fourth-generation, family-owned business, TTC has been creating enriching travel experiences for over 100 years, delivering exceptional hospitality, quality and value. No matter which TTC brand you choose, you can look forward to the same level of meticulous care and expertise. We are confident we can provide a holiday that is right for you. To learn more about our loyalty opportunities and TTC, please visit our website at ttc.com/loyalty

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2021 - 2022 Insight Vacations Europe & Beyond brochure available September 2020.

2021 - 2022 Luxury Gold Worldwide magazine available September 2020.

Insight Vacations is a proud member of The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) collection of award-winning niche brands, together with Luxury Gold, The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, Contiki and Trafalgar. As a fourthgeneration, family-owned business, TTC has been creating enriching travel experiences for over 100 years, delivering exceptional hospitality, quality and value. No matter which TTC brand you choose, you can look forward to the same level of meticulous care and expertise. We are confident we can provide a holiday that is right for you. To learn more about our loyalty opportunities and TTC, please visit our website at ttc.com/loyalty​

We are proud to be using 100% recycled LEIPA paper for the body of our brochures. It is just part of The Travel Corporation way.

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