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Lake Como & Alpine Railways
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Jerusalem, Galilee & The Holy Land Travel with us to discover why Newmarket Holidays have just won “Best Escorted Tour Operator” at the British Travel Awards, voted for by the public, for the FIFTH year in a row! Book before 29th March 2018 for Low Deposits of £49 per person*. See page 6 for terms & conditions.
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6-day escorted holiday from
Lake Como & Alpine Railways
Bernina Express Railway at Lake Bianco © photo swiss-image.ch
The glorious shores of Italy’s most romantic lake, some spectacular views, and an unforgettable journey to one of the world’s most famous resorts. AVAILABLE: November 2018, February to April 2019
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS AND INCLUSIONS: • Enjoy the magic of Italy’s romantic lake • Discover lakeside Como Town • Ride on the historic Como-Brunate funicular • Board the Bernina Express to fabled St Moritz • Five nights’ carefully chosen dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the three-star Hotel Bazzoni, Tremezzo (‘All-inclusive’ accommodation is available at the three-star Hotel Britannia Excelsior, Cadenabbia) • Return flights to Milan or Bergamo • Coach travel and transfers throughout • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager
This wonderful wintertime break, based on Como’s picture-book shores, includes a visit to the lake’s main town and a ride on the famous funicular that climbs to hilltop Brunate, offering breathtaking views. Journey on the scenic Bernina Express Railway to fabled St Moritz, one of the world’s most celebrated Alpine resorts, and as well as the chance to explore the lake’s idyllic shores, enjoy opportunities, on optional excursions, to visit Switzerland’s beautiful Lugano and elegant, stylish Milan. Day One Fly to Milan or Bergamo, and upon arrival, transfer to Lake Como and your chosen hotel. Meet your tour manager, settle into your surroundings and enjoy your first dinner. Day Two On today’s first included tour, you’ll journey to the lake’s main Como Town, where the shore-side Piazza Cavour is surrounded by shops and cafés, and leads through to an
old town of narrow streets lined with shops and artists’ studios, and crowned by a majestic cathedral. A highlight of the day will be boarding the historic funicular, first opened in 1894, that climbs the 1,600 feet to the mountain village of Brunate. The seven-minute journey, in modern, air-conditioned and heated cars, offers wonderful views of the lake below, and on clear days
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OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS: • Lugano (full day) – Day Three – £48 • Milan (full day) – Day Five – £49
St Moritz Lugano Como Milan
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Tirano Tremezzo Bergamo
Monte Bre above Lugano
YOUR HOTEL CHOICES: spectacular vistas that stretch to the snow-capped Alps beyond. Wander Brunate’s cobbled streets, take in the views and perhaps visit the public viewing gallery, which showcases the railway’s haulage mechanism. Return to Como and head back to the hotel this afternoon, for the chance to relax before dinner is served. Day Three Today brings a chance to join a wonderful optional excursion, to Swiss resort Lugano, idyllically set on its eponymous lake, and a stylish, elegant town that will be brought to life with a ride on the ‘Red Arrow’ tourist road train. There will also be a chance to climb aboard one of the resort’s two funiculars, either San Salvatore, south of the town, or Monte Bre, above picture-book village Gandria, both of which offer exceptional views (payable locally). Those choosing to stay on Como’s shores might for the day take a lake cruiser to exquisite Bellagio, at the tip of the Lario peninsula jutting into the southern end of the lake, and one of Italy’s most sparkling jewels (limited wintertime service operates – check timetable at the hotel). Day Four An unforgettable second included excursion sees you make the journey to Tirano to board the famous Bernina Express train, which makes its way from the Lombardy town through the countryside of southeast Switzerland, in the Italian-speaking Ticino, crossing bridges and viaducts – including Brusio’s famous spiral – and on across the Bernina Pass, which tops out at 2,253 metres, and on to fabled St Moritz. One of the world’s most celebrated playgrounds, especially for winter sports, the town, tucked away
in the Upper Engadine Valley, offers predictably stylish shops and stores set against the background of some of Switzerland’s finest scenery. Windowshop or enjoy a coffee in a choice of cafés, before returning to Como by coach, arriving in time for dinner at the hotel. Day Five A last day brings opportunities to rest and relax, to enjoy the lake and its surroundings or perhaps to join the optional excursion to historic, stylish Milan. Highlights of an introductory tour will include the breathtaking Duomo cathedral, the vast Gothic church that survived WW2’s bombardment largely unscathed, the great La Scala opera house – one of the world’s most important concert venues – and the arcades of the famous shopping Galleria. Enjoy the pleasures of the city, which include watching Milanese life go by from a seat in a café, visiting one of countless museums or galleries, and – of course - in Italy’s fashion capital, shopping, or window-shopping. Day Six Bid “Arrivederci” to your hosts and transfer back to the airport for the return flight, at the end of a wonderful break in one of Europe’s most beautiful corners.
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Hotel Bazzoni, Tremezzo Half-board
Price from £599
This welcoming hotel sits on the lakeside promenade, offering wonderful views from the newly refurbished public areas, which include a bar and lounge area, reception and dining room. The hotel also has a lift and sun-terraces. The bedrooms offer private facilities, hairdryer, fridge, flat screen satellite TV, safe, air conditioning, ceiling fan and a telephone. There is a supplement for rooms with lake view.
Hotel Britannia Excelsior, Cadenabbia HHH All-Inclusive Price from £633 With 284 rooms, this large three-star hotel is set right on Como’s shore. Offered on an ‘All-inclusive’ basis, with full-board arrangements and many drinks offered free of charge it is set in a former 19th-century inn, and boasts stunning views across the lake towards Bellagio. All air-conditioned rooms offer flatscreen satellite TV, a ceiling fan, and double-glazed windows. There is a supplement for rooms with lake view.
Bellagio and Lake Como
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8-day escorted holiday from
Jerusalem, Galilee & The Holy Land
Dome of the Rock & the Western ‘Wailing’ Wall, Jerusalem
Discover and explore one of the World’s most extraordinary, timeless – and time-weathered – corners, a sacred land forged over centuries. AVAILABLE: November 2018, February to May 2019
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS AND INCLUSIONS: • Discover modern Tel Aviv and nearby restored Jaffa • Roman Caesarea was King Herod’s most important port-city • Visit Haifa and take in Mount Carmel’s spectacular view • Crusader fortress-city Acre is wonderfully preserved • Spend two nights at Tiberias on Lake Galilee • Discover the places once trodden by Jesus • Journey past ancient Jericho • Take the cable car to legendary Masada • Enjoy the unique sensation of ‘floating’ in the Dead Sea • A four-night stay in Jerusalem brings the chance to discover and explore one of the world’s most fascinating places • View the city from the Mount of Olives • Walk the ‘Way of the Cross’ and visit poignant Gethsemane • See the Western ‘Wailing’ Wall and sacred Dome of the Rock • Journey to the Church of the Nativity • Visit Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and see the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Shrine of the Book • Enjoy a free day for personal sightseeing in Jerusalem • Seven nights’ carefully chosen dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation in excellent quality hotels in Tel Aviv, Tiberias, and Jerusalem • Return flights to Tel Aviv • Air-conditioned coach travel and transfers • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager
Beginning in Mediterranean resort-city Tel Aviv, this enthralling, fully escorted tour takes in Roman Caesarea and bustling port-city Haifa, before moving inland to Crusader fortress Acre, then on to the shores of Galilee. A tour of places associated with Christ’s life and ministry is followed by a journey, via the mysterious Dead Sea and haunting Masada, up to Jerusalem, one of the most absorbing cities on Earth, and the final highlight of a remarkable tour. Day One Fly to Tel Aviv, on Israel’s Mediterranean coast, and upon arrival meet your tour manager and transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay. Rest and relax after the journey, stroll along the seafront promenade or perhaps visit nearby bustling Jaffa. Dinner is served in the hotel. Day Two Board the coach this morning for the first fascinating day’s touring, which will begin in the old port of Jaffa,
and take in some of the sites of Tel Aviv, modern Israel’s hub of commercial and cultural activity, before heading north to the ruins of the great Roman port of Caesarea, which was flourishing during the time of Christ. You’ll also pay a short visit to the modern port-city of Haifa, before driving to the summit of Mt Carmel, from where there is a breathtaking panoramic view of Northern Israel and beyond.
UNESCO-listed Masada fortress
Haifa Nazareth Tel Aviv Jerusalem
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Church of the Nativity
Shrine of the Book
YOUR TOURING HOTELS: The day continues with a visit to the Crusader city of Acre, or Akko, onetime fortress of Richard the Lionheart, and with some remarkably preserved architectural remains, before you drive to Tiberias, on Galilee’s peaceful shore, for a two-night stay. Day Three Today’s tour journeys through a land familiar to Bible scholars everywhere, beginning with a boat journey to Caper-naum where Jesus recruited his first disciples, then Tabgha, site of the miracle of ‘the Feeding of the 5000’, beneath the Mount of the Beatitudes, from which the Sermon on the Mount was preached. Journey inland via Cana, where Jesus is said to have performed his first miracle, turning water into wine at a wedding, to bustling Nazareth, where the monumental Church of the Annunciation dominates the skyline, and where St Joseph’s Grotto is a humble contrast. After a fascinating day, you’ll return to Tiberias in time for dinner. Day Four Another extraordinary day begins with a journey south, passing the site where John the Baptist anointed Christ, and the ancient town of Jericho, en route to the other worldly Dead Sea, the lowest place on Earth. You’ll visit the UNESCO-listed mountaintop fortresscitadel of Masada, where Jewish zealots held out against the Romans for three years following the fall of Jerusalem, and from which there is an extraordinary view of the rift valley and the waters of the Dead Sea below. The afternoon will bring the opportunity to enjoy the unique sensation of ‘floating’ in the mineral-laden Dead Sea, a truly strange phenomenon, before you make the climb up to the great city of Jerusalem and the first of four nights in the city. Day Five A guided introductory tour lifts the veil on one of the world’s most fascinating places, as you drive first to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city skyline, much changed
since Christ stood on the same spot, close to the Garden of Gethsemane, but still a mesmerising, stirring sight. Entering the city through the ancient Lion’s Gate, you’ll walk the Via Dolorosa with its Stations of the Cross, to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, site of the Crucifixion. Visits to the Western Wall, beneath the equally sacred Dome of the Rock, and to the Garden Tomb that was found empty on the first Easter morning, complete a truly fascinating day. Day Six Today is spent at leisure in Jerusalem, giving you the opportunity perhaps to wander the colourful souks of the Arab market, to explore the Old City once again, or perhaps to visit the excellent Tower of David Museum. Day Seven Board the coach this morning for the short drive out of the city to Bethlehem, to visit Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity. One of the Holy Land’s oldest churches, the church, as well as the underground ‘grotto’ in which Mary is said to have borne the baby Jesus, boasts several relics and centuries-old fragments of mosaics. Returning to Jerusalem via the ‘Shepherds’ Fields’ where the angels are said to have announced Christ’s birth, you’ll pay visits to the moving Yad Vashem holocaust memorial and to the Shrine of the Book, housing the historically priceless Dead Sea Scrolls recovered from a cave near ancient Masada.
Hotel Metropolitan, Tel Aviv Half-board
HHHH* night 1
Located in the heart of the city, just a block from the Mediterranean and a short stroll from all the major attractions of the city, the Metropolitan will provide a comfortable night’s first stay. Rooms have a telephone, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea/coffee facilities, TV and safe, and the hotel also boasts a lobby bar, health club and café restaurant which will serve dinner and a lavish Israeli buffet breakfast.
Ron Beach, Tiberias Half-board
HHH Superior* nights 2-3
Overlooking the Sea of Galilee, owned by a family that has lived in the region for centuries, the Ron Beach is in the heart of Tiberias, close to all the resort-town’s amenities. Air-conditioned rooms have a TV, hairdryer and telephone. The hotel’s amenities include an outside pool, large garden, fitness suite, pool bar, restaurant and a souvenir shop.
Grand Court Hotel, Jerusalem Half-board
HHHH* nights 4-7
The 422-room four-star Grand Court, a ten-minute stroll from the Old City and its timeless treasures, boasts a roof-top pool and sun terrace overlooking the city, plus a well-equipped fitness room. Air-conditioned rooms offer free Wi-Fi, a TV, hairdryer, telephone and safe, and other hotel facilities include restaurants, including a lobby lounge, a formal dining room and more informal Garden Court, where breakfast can be taken. *Please Note: Hotel star-ratings are based on Newmarket’s experience as there are no official ratings. Grand Court Hotel
A last dinner at the hotel is the chance to look back on what will have been a thoroughly absorbing and enthralling week. Day Eight Drive back down through the scenic Judean Hills to the Mediterranean, making your way to Tel Aviv for the return flight to the UK, at the end of a marvellous holiday.
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Departure Dates & Prices
Prices, Airport Selection & Departures Transfers to your chosen destination are always included in the price of Newmarket holidays. In order to offer our holidays at competitive prices, and to offer you as wide a choice of UK departure airports as possible, we sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your holiday destination, although we try to keep waiting times to a minimum. We thank you for your understanding of this situation, should it arise. All the flight–inclusive holidays in this brochure are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our Booking Conditions for further information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org/ATOLcertificate.
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Lake Como & Alpine Railways – page 2 UK Airport Birmingham Bristol Edinburgh Gatwick Luton Manchester Stansted
Hotel Britannia Bazzoni Excelsior Prices range from – to Milan Malpensa £669 – £709 £703 – £794 Bergamo £649 – £709 £683 – £794 Milan Malpensa £619 – £679 £653 – £764 Milan Malpensa £599 – £659 £633 – £744 Milan Malpensa £599 – £659 £633 – £744 Milan Malpensa £619 – £679 £653 – £764 Milan Malpensa £599 – £659 £633 – £744 Single Supplement £122 – £139 £122 – £139 Lake View Room £75 £75
Departures Available Nov 2018, Feb - Apr 2019 Nov 2018, Feb - Apr 2019 Nov 2018, Feb - Apr 2019 Nov 2018, Feb - Apr 2019 Nov 2018, Feb - Apr 2019 Nov 2018, Feb - Apr 2019 Nov 2018, Feb - Apr 2019
Flight times Outbound 06:45/09:50 12:45/15:50 13:50/17:15 07:00/10:00 17:25/20:25 11:30/14:45 18:10/21:10
Return 10:30/11:35 14:45/15:50 11:45/13:20 16:25/17:20 20:55/21:55 15:25/16:35 21:45/22:40
Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour and 30 minutes from Milan Malpensa and two hours from Milan Bergamo.
Jerusalem, Galilee & the Holyland – page 4 UK Airport Gatwick Luton Manchester Single Supplement
Prices range from – to £1,399 – £1,559 Nov 2018, Feb to May 2019 £1,399 – £1,559 Nov 2018, Feb to May 2019 £1,499 – £1,639 Nov 2018, Feb to May 2019 £629
Flight times Outbound 10:10/17:15 07:15/14:15 12:55/20:05
Return 18:10/21:45 20:25/23:50 21:00/00:35
Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 30 minutes on arrival and one hour on departure.
*Terms & Conditions: Low deposit of £49pp applies to new bookings for the holidays shown in this leaflet only, made between 6th and 29th March 2018. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.
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Departure Dates & Prices
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declare a medical condition, if you develop a medical condition after the policy was issued, if your existing medical condition changes after the policy was issued or if you are unsure whether a medical condition needs to be declared or not. This helpline will be able to tell you whether or not cover can be provided for your medical condition(s). You do not have to declare minor ailments e.g. hay fever, colds/flu, ear infections, dental treatment if you have had no further problems since or if you have been advised by your doctor that it is safe to travel. An additional premium may be payable.
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Excess Waiver Insurance If an excess applies, you can avoid this being deducted from a successful claim by taking out optional Excess Waiver Insurance in addition to the policy.
The Premium The cost of the policy is £9.50 for adults (2-3 days) £11.50 (4-9 days) for UK & NORTHERN IRELAND breaks; £28.00 (5-9 days), £36.00 (10-15 days), £56.00 (16-29 days) for EUROPEAN BREAKS; £72.00 (1-8 days), £95.00 (9-21 days) for USA, CANADA & WORLDWIDE BREAKS. The cost of Excess Waiver Insurance is £10.00 for each person aged 2 or over at the date of travel. All premiums are inclusive of Insurance Premium Tax at the current rate. You must pay all applicable premiums at the time of booking and cover starts from the moment we receive these monies. The cost of our travel insurance policy is slightly higher for customers aged 70-79, and for those over 80. Please see online or call us for exact prices.
The Cover – Main Features; Limits/Excesses applicable The policy provides cover for: • Overseas Emergency Medical and Associated Expenses – up to £5 million (less £70 excess) where applicable • Personal Accident – up to £15,000 • Cancellation or Curtailment Charges – up to the cost of the holiday (less maximum excess of £70)
Cancellation Rights If your cover does not meet your requirements, please return the documentation within 14 days of receipt and your premium will be refunded in full unless you have travelled made a claim or intend to make a claim.
Making a complaint The policy contains a complaints procedure which tells you what steps you can take if you wish to make a complaint.
• Abandonment of the holiday – up to the cost of the holiday (less £70 excess) • Personal Possessions – up to £1,000 in total (less £70 excess) including up to £500 for valuables • Delayed Personal Possessions – up to £75 • Personal Money – up to £250 (less £70 excess) • Loss of Passport – up to £250 • Missed Departure – up to £800 • Personal Liability – up to £1 million • Legal Expenses – up to £10,000
The Cover – Significant Health Exclusions; Health Declaration The policy does not cover any claim arising from a medical condition for which, at the time of taking out the policy, an insured person: • Is being prescribed regular medication; or • Has received treatment for or had a consultation with a doctor or hospital specialist in the past 12 months; or • Is being referred to, treated by or under the care of a doctor or a hospital specialist; or • Is awaiting treatment or the results of any tests or investigations; or • Has been diagnosed with or treated for cancer in the last 5 years unless the condition(s) has (have) been declared, and accepted in writing. Please call the confidential medical line on 0330 123 3702 if you need to
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Published on Mar 9, 2018