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Ljubljana Christmas Markets


Malta

Welcome

Moscow Christmas Markets

Your Festive Holidays

to a very special collection of hugely enjoyable, tremendous value air-inclusive, escorted breaks and tours for the 2019 Festive Season. A few days away are always eagerly anticipated, and all the more so over the festive period. Whether you’re recharging the batteries, getting together with friends or family or simply enjoying the fun of a wintertime break, the Festive Season is always a great time to travel. In the following pages you’ll find some tremendous value getaways to Europe’s finest Christmas Markets, others to help you celebrate Christmas or see in 2020 in relaxed style, some wonderful winterwarming festive river cruises and the chance to meet a Very Special Person in his Lapland home. All the breaks – appropriately for Christmas time – come ‘wrapped’ up with the expertise of an award-winning company and the assurance that wherever you choose to join us, you will be in the safest of hands. Fly from a great choice of airports, enjoy the warmest of welcomes, and the company of a friendly, experienced tour manager. We look forward to the pleasure of your company!

Simon Hibbs, Managing Director Newmarket Holidays

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Contents INTRODUCTION

Introduction Fly from an airport near you New tours for 2019

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CHRISTMAS MARKETS

Collection 2019

Italian Dolomites Christmas Markets Berlin Christmas Markets Swiss Christmas Markets Prague Christmas Markets Kraków Christmas Markets Vilnius Christmas Markets Tallinn Christmas Markets Innsbruck Christmas Markets Vienna Christmas Market Budapest & the Danube Christmas Markets Slovenia and Croatia Christmas Markets

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CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS Christmas in Jersey Christmas at Château de Montvillargenne Christmas in Lisbon & Estoril Christmas in Spain Christmas in Andalucia All-Inclusive Christmas on Lake Como Christmas on Lake Garda Christmas in Rome Christmas in the Italian Dolomites Fairy-tale Christmas in Bavaria Christmas in Vienna Christmas on Lake Bled Christmastime in the Austrian Tyrol Christmas in the Norwegian Fjords Christmas in Moscow Christmas in Malta Christmas in Cyprus Christmas in Northern Cyprus

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NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS New Year on Lake Garda New Year on Lake Como – All-Inclusive New Year in Cyprus New Year in Northern Cyprus New Year in Malta

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FESTIVE RIVER CRUISES Festive River Cruises Rhine Christmas Markets Christmas on the Danube Rhine Cruise & Amsterdam at Christmas New Year on the Rhine Danube Christmas Markets New Year on the Blue Danube Paris, Normandy & the Seine at Christmastime

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LAPLAND Lapland Santa Experience Day Trip

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FURTHER INFORMATION Departures & Prices Holiday Essentials Travel Insurance Booking Conditions

Vienna at Christmastime

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Our Christmas holiday to Lake Garda was of the highest order. Our Tour Manager was very good and the hotel was excellent. — Mr Kelly, by email, Christmas on Lake Garda

Insbruck Christmas Market

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Enjoy the magic of the

festive season!

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” goes a favourite festive song, and that’s certainly true for the destinations featured in the following pages. Some of Europe’s greatest cities wrapped in their seasonal finery, medieval towns and villages straight out of a fairy tale, some picture-postcard scenery – or welcome blue skies – and everywhere the colourful, twinkling sights and rich aromas of Christmastime. There’s laughter and smiles on the faces of the children, the warmth of wintertime treats – and for some, some wintertime sun – and for everyone, wherever you choose to join us, the chance to join in the fun and to enjoy a marvellous, memorable time. Ljubljana Christmas Markets

Christmas shopping treats There’s nothing guaranteed to put you in the festive spirit more than a visit to a Christmas market. Somehow, it really feels as if ‘Christmas has started’ when there’s the aroma of Glühwein in the air and the bustle of the market‑stalls to be enjoyed against a background of cobbled streets and historic squares. The opportunity to soak up the atmosphere, discover a delicious local delicacy for your Christmas feast, find an unusual decoration for your tree, and enjoy the chance to buy some extra special stocking-fillers from local crafts-folk is exactly what a visit to a Christmas market is all about.

Get away for Christmas – or New Year! Spend the festive season enjoying a special destination, or choose to stay at home for Christmas and get away to celebrate the arrival of the New Year. New for 2019, you can spend New Year in a choice of memorable destinations, for the chance to relax after Christmas, or combine both holidays for an extended break to really ‘get away from it all’! See page 23 for more details.

Festive fun on an all‑inclusive river cruise

Costa Brava

Join us for a Christmastime break to remember on Europe’s greatest rivers! Nothing could be more enjoyable than spending a few festive days being pampered in your own floating hotel, calling at some truly beautiful places glowing with the colour and warmth of the season, while being looked after by friendly staff keen to ensure that you really do enjoy a wonderful time.

Lapland Santa Experience – one amazing day It’s the most unforgettable family treat of all – an exclusive, authentic Lappish experience, complete with husky dogs, reindeer, sleigh rides in the snow and – to cap it all – a private meeting with a Very Special Person in his forest home.

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Bellagio, Lake Como

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Outstanding value for money

Compare our prices and inclusions! When you travel with Newmarket Holidays, you can rest assured you have chosen an award-winning company that never forgets that their customers’ holiday time, and especially their holiday money, are precious. We go out of our way to provide you with unbeatable quality and value.

Excellent, handpicked hotels Wherever you decide to join us, you can look forward to a warm welcome at a comfortable hotel, carefully chosen for its comfort and convenience and the range of amenities provided at day’s end. Hotels used on the Christmas markets breaks offer easy access to each city’s attractions, either on foot or by regular public transport, and provide breakfast and dining facilities within the hotel or close by. Those hotels featured on our Christmas Holidays, in addition to a convivial atmosphere, will all offer festive entertainment and traditional Christmas meals as part of your enjoyable stay.

Friendly, experienced Tour Managers Adding immeasurably to the pleasure of these special breaks, by not only bringing to life the places visited and providing colour and background to the sights and attractions, but also by being on hand to help you make the very most of your time with us and ensuring all your holiday arrangements operate as smoothly as possible, will be one of our team of dedicated professionals. Time and again, our customers praise the service they receive from their tour manager, and the contribution they make to a memorable experience.

Exciting included & optional excursions All our festive breaks feature guided visits and excursions conducted by our friendly, experienced tour manager, either within the great value price or as a well-priced addition to the cost of the break. Soak up the festive atmosphere of your chosen destination, and enjoy learning a little about its history and culture, and the traditions of the Christmas Season, which differ from place to place. The fun and enjoyment of the excursions complete your holiday experience.

Your money is safe with us As you’d expect, Newmarket Holidays offers full financial protection through our membership of ABTA and our ATOL licence, giving you peace of mind when it comes to your hard‑earned holiday money.

Quality and outstanding value since 1983 We’ve come a long, long way – and our customers have travelled many millions of miles – since our first tour, in May 1983, and we’re pleased to be offering the same quality and value to our customers today.

Award-winning, year after year Although the comments from our customers matter more to us than industry accolades, we’re especially pleased to have been recognised at the prestigious British Travel Awards, since these are voted for by the British public. We were delighted to be voted ‘Best Escorted Tour Operator’ for the sixth successive year in 2018. Our awards tally since 2011 now stands at an astonishing 36!

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Moscow

Fly from an airport nearYou! In addition to the major UK gateways, we offer flights, where available, from many regional airports, giving you the opportunity to join our festive breaks from a departure point close to home. Our ‘Lapland Santa Experience’ flights depart from specific regional airports on designated dates. Departure airports for each break are shown on the appropriate holiday page.

Aberdeen

As well as the comfort and convenience of starting your holiday closer to home, other benefits include:

Edinburgh

• Easy car parking arrangements or public transport links

Glasgow

• Smooth check-in procedures

Belfast International

• Check through your luggage to your ultimate destination*

Newcastle Durham Tees Valley

*Certain restrictions apply

Leeds/Bradford Doncaster Humberside Liverpool Manchester East Midlands Birmingham

Cardiff

Hold Luggage Christmas Markets breaks include one piece of hold luggage per two people travelling together on one booking (please see table right) within the price. Additional baggage allowance may be purchased directly with the airline when you check-in online in advance for your flight. Christmas and New Year Holidays and all Festive Cruises have one piece of hold luggage per person included in the price.

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Luton Stansted Southend Heathrow London City Bristol Gatwick Southampton

Exeter

Bournemouth

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NEW FOR 2019

New tours just for Aurlandsfjord, Norway

Exciting new Christmas holidays A fascinating collection of newly created Christmas holidays awakens your senses and renews your sense of wonder in the festive season. Enjoy your favourite cities dressed in their winter finery and experience Christmas traditions and local customs!

Christmas in Vienna

Rome

Enjoy a Christmas to remember in one of Europe’s most elegant and romantic cities, where the magic of the season is enhanced by Baroque palaces, shopping arcades, churches and museums, enriched by the winterwarming welcome of the city’s celebrated coffee houses, and augmented by the festive strains of Strauss waltzes ringing in the air. See page 35

Delightful new Christmas Market breaks to discover!

Levico Terme, Italian Dolomites

This quintet of exceptional, and exceptional value tours brings opportunities to savour some of the winter-warming food and wine from different regions as well as browse the colourful market stalls. Do some Christmas shopping or simply treat yourself! Or soak up the wonderful festive atmosphere with friends or loved ones. There’s plenty to see and do... all at your own pace.

Innsbruck Christmas Markets Celebrate the season with a visit to the elegant capital of the Austrian Tyrol, one of Europe’s most celebrated winter wonderlands. See page 19

Innsbruck Christmas Market

Christmas in Moscow The week before New Year is a marvellous time to visit mighty Moscow. With the streets a riot of colour and markets bustling with visitors, the great Slavic capital is at its romantic wintertime best. See page 39

Christmas in Rome Spend a festive break in the glorious Italian capital, taking in the sights and soaking up the atmosphere in one of the world’s greatest cities. Wander the famous shopping streets and simply enjoy la dolce vita in the place that gave it to the world. See page 32

Christmas in the Norwegian Fjords Enjoy the warmth of a renowned hotel in famous Flåm, gateway to UNESCOlisted Nærøyfjord on Aurlandsfjord, and starting point of the beautiful Flåmsbana mountain railway, one of the world’s most spectacular journeys. See page 38

Slovenia & Croatia Christmas Markets Discover the delightful Slovenian capital and enjoy the riverside city’s festive market and laid back, friendly atmosphere, then cross the border into Croatia, where a market voted ‘Best in Europe’ for the last three years awaits. See page 22

Swiss Christmas Markets In the shadow of snow-capped peaks, on the shores of Lake Geneva, celebrate the season in style. See page 14

Italian Dolomites Christmas Markets Enjoy all the magic of a festive winter wonderland and the charming ‘Italian Capital of Christmas’. See page 12

Tallinn Christmas Markets Discover a delightful city that has recently become one of the Europe’s ‘must-do, must-see’ places, and wander the stalls of what is often cited as one of the best Christmas Markets of all. See page 18

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Italian Dolomites Christmas Markets

Enjoy all the magic of a festive winter wonderland and the charming ‘Italian Capital of Christmas’.

4-day escorted holiday from £449

Bolzano Christmas Market

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • Stay in a celebrated Dolomites spa town • Included visit to Bolzano, the ‘Italian Capital of Christmas’ • Enjoy exploring Bolzano’s famed Christmas Market • Three nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation in the three-star Hotel Liberty, Levico Terme • Return flights to Italy • Coach travel and transfers throughout • Hold luggage – please see below • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Available Nov & Dec 2019

Fly direct from these airports. Prices from • Belfast £499 • Bristol £479 • Edinburgh £499 • Gatwick £449 • Luton £469 • Manchester £499 • Stansted £479

Optional Excursion • Rango Christmas Market (full day) Day Three – £37

Single Supplement £114 Luggage allowance  or two people travelling together on one F booking, or a single traveller, one piece of hold luggage is included. Additional hold luggage may be purchased directly with the airline when you check-in online in advance for your flight. Please see page 10.

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Discover this very special corner of alpine Europe, where Austrian and Italian traditions

combine, and where Bolzano, the wine-producing ‘Italian Capital of Christmas’, boasts picture-postcard streets and alleyways lined with coffee houses offering Glühwein and delicious apfel strudel, as the sound of Christmas music fills the air. A comfortable hotel in a popular lakeside spa, and the chance to visit an idyllic ‘ancient village’ and its own festive markets, complete the wonder of a delightful break. Day One Fly to Italy, meet your tour manager and transfer north to the hotel in the famous spa town of Levico. Settle into your surroundings, and dependent upon your arrival time, enjoy a stroll through the streets of the popular lakeside resort, dressed in its winter coat. Set at the highest part of a broad valley, beneath snow-capped mountains, Levico is an ideal base for the break. Choose to dine in the hotel or in a nearby restaurant or café, soaking up the atmosphere of this wonderful Trentino town. Day Two Today’s included excursion is to Bolzano, in the heart of the wine-growing Alto-Adige region, and a delightful town set amongst slumbering vineyards, surrounded by the towering, craggy peaks of the scenic Dolomite Mountains. The town is the undisputed ‘Italian Capital of Christmas’, and the wonderful traditional Christmas Market on the central Piazza Walther lives up to this reputation. Local crafts folk – including glassblowers and wood-carvers – ply their wares, while the foodstuffs on offer, at

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the market and in the surrounding restaurants, fuse the flavours of the north with the tastes of the Mediterranean south. Every inch a ‘winetown’, Bolzano offers countless opportunities for sampling the excellent local vintages, and the chance to take back a bottle or two for your own Christmas table. Day Three Enjoy the surroundings of the spa town, perhaps visiting the Christmas market of wooden stalls built alongside the paths of a beautiful park, or join the optional excursion to exquisite Rango, officially one of Italy’s Most Beautiful Medieval Villages, set high on the renowned walnut-producing Bleggio plateau and a perfectly preserved settlement of cobbled streets and old stone dwellings haphazardly gathered around ancient courtyards. Some delightful traditional Christmas markets are held in half-hidden vaults, where the aromas of local produce fill the air. Day Four Bid farewell to your hosts and transfer back to the airport for the return flight.

Hotel Liberty, Levico Terme Bed & Breakfast

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In a quiet position in the heart of the spa town, just ten minutes’ walk from the lake, and overlooking the park and its Christmas market, this welcoming hotel, owned by its chef-patron Roberto, boasts a breakfast room and health-conscious restaurant, as well as a spa with a sauna, Turkish bath and treatment rooms (all payable locally). Rooms feature wood floors and have a flat-screen TV, telephone, hairdryer, safe and free Wi-Fi.

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Berlin Christmas Markets

The festive charms, stunning sights and vibrant nightlife of the great, reunified German capital, discovered and explored.

4-day escorted holiday from £419

Gendarmenmarkt

Gendarmenmarkt

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • A guided city tour • Free time to explore Berlin and the Berlin Christmas Markets • Three nights’ bed and continental breakfast accommodation at the two-star superior Ibis Berlin Mitte in Berlin (four-star hotel available at a supplement) • Return flights to Berlin • Coach travel and transfers throughout • Hold luggage – please see below • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Pariser Platz

Visit Berlin, the vibrant German capital. Here some 50 Christmas markets offer

traditional festive wares, seasonal delicacies and unusual Christmas goods, and in some cases boast attractions from fairground rides to ice-rinks and even a ski-slope. Day One Fly to Berlin, where you will be met by our tour manager, and transfer to your hotel. Berlin’s legendarily efficient U-Bahn (underground), trams and buses bring everything within easy reach. Day Two A local guide will introduce you to Berlin on this morning’s bus tour – see Norman Foster’s startling Reichstag building, which rises up close to the majestic Brandenburg Gate and the wooded acres of the Tiergarten. For the rest of the day you’re free to savour the aromas of Glühwein, almonds and sweet Christmas biscuits as you wander Berlin’s wonderful Christmas markets – from the Tyrolean wonderland of the ‘Winterwelt’ on Potsdamer Platz to the traditional stalls nestled

in the shadow of the ruined towers of Kaiser Wilhelm-Gedachniskirche. Day Three Spend another day exploring Berlin and its other colourful Christmas markets. Alternatively, join our optional excursion to the sobering memorial and museum at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp; you will be guided through the camp history in the company of an expert local guide. This evening, enjoy another chance to join the Berliners ‘on the town’, or to continue exploring the markets, which stay open well into the evening. Day Four Transfer back to the airport for your flight home, taking with you wonderful memories of this special festive break.

Available Nov & Dec 2019

Fly direct from these airports. Prices from • Belfast £509 • Birmingham £509 • Bristol £479 • Cardiff £509 • Edinburgh £509 • Gatwick £419 • Glasgow £509 • Liverpool £479 • Luton £419 • Manchester £479 • Stansted £449

Optional Excursion • Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp (half day) Day Three – £49

Single Supplement from £104 Luggage allowance  or two people travelling together on one F booking, or a single traveller, one piece of hold luggage is included. Additional hold luggage may be purchased directly with the airline when you check-in online in advance for your flight. Please see page 10.

Your Hotel Choices

Hotel Ibis Berlin Mitte, Berlin Bed & Breakfast

HH Price from £419

The Ibis Berlin Mitte is close to Alexanderplatz and its wonderful Christmas markets. The hotel has a 24-hour bar and lounge area. All of the bedrooms offer free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, shower and hairdryer. The hotel is officially graded as two-star superior but in our opinion is worthy of a three-star rating.

Park Inn, Berlin Bed & Breakfast

HHHH Price from £442

This modern hotel boasts an excellent central location, right on Alexanderplatz – home to Berlin’s lively Christmas Market and the famous TV Tower. The hotel boasts three restaurants, serving international and traditional German cuisine, a bar and a lounge area. The bedrooms have a mini-bar, safe, TV and Wi-Fi.

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Swiss Christmas Markets

In the shadow of snow-capped peaks, on the shores of Lake Geneva, celebrate the season in style.

4-day escorted holiday from £399

Chateau Chillon

Bern

Marché de Noël, Montreux (Christmas Village)

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • Stay in a wonderful alpine village resort, once home to David Niven • Journey to fashionable lakeside Montreux • Explore the colourful stalls of the Montreaux Market • Three nights’ half-board accommodation at the three-star Hotel Roc et Neige, Chateau D’Oex • Return flights to Geneva • Coach travel and transfers throughout • Hold luggage – please see below • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Available Nov & Dec 2019

Fly direct from these airports. Prices from • Bristol £439 • Gatwick £399 • Luton £419 • Manchester £449

Optional Excursion • Bern (full day) Day Three – £38

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Our festive break to picture-postcard perfect Switzerland is based in delightful alpine resort Chateau d’Oex, and includes a visit to Montreux, with its wonderfully colourful Christmas Market. There’s also an opportunity, on a scenic optional excursion, to visit exquisite Swiss capital Bern. Day One Fly to Geneva, meet your tour manager and make the scenic transfer to Chateau d’Oex, beautifully set between the high Alps of the Bernese Oberland and the shores of Lake Geneva. This excellent resort, once home to screen legend David Niven, is a delightful base for the break. Settle into your surroundings, perhaps take a stroll through the village, and enjoy a first dinner at the hotel. Day Two Make the scenic journey down to Montreux, where the most wonderful Christmas Market awaits in this chic, sophisticated town. The stalls of the market are arranged on and around the temporarily named Quai de Noël alongside the lake, and they offer a vast array of locally produced goods and foodstuffs, interesting items from across the Alpine passes and of course the festive staples of vin chaud and cinnamon crêpes. You will also want to explore the shops of the town, or perhaps pay a visit to nearby Chateau Chillon, one of Switzerland’s most famous landmarks (entrance payable locally).

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Day Three Enjoy the surroundings of the resort, or join us on a marvellous optional excursion into the Bernese Oberland, travelling through stunning scenery, past ‘jet-set’ Gstaad and the Lake of Thun to Swiss capital city, Bern, and its own enchanting Christmas markets. Beautifully set above the River Aare, and barely changed since medieval times, Bern’s UNESCOlisted Old Town is a maze of cobbled, arcaded streets, with its centrepiece the famous tower and mechanical clock featuring a parade of metallic figurines on the hour. In the shadow of the city’s towering Münster cathedral and on nearby Waisenhausplatz, Bern’s festive markets offer beautiful hand-made trinkets and traditional Christmas gifts. Return to Chateau d’Oex and dinner at the hotel. Day Four Bid “Au revoir” to Chateau D’Oex and transfer back to Geneva for the return flight.

Hotel Roc et Neige, Chateau d’Oex Half-Board

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In the heart of the mountain village, the traditional and welcoming Roc et Neige Hotel is close to all the local amenities. There is a comfortable lounge area, and a restaurant serving food made from local produce. There is also a large terrace with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. A small gym, sauna and solarium are available. Cosy bedrooms all have a TV, hairdryer and complimentary Wi-Fi is available.

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Prague Christmas Markets

The fairy-tale capital of the Czech Republic – home to Good King Wenceslas – is an irresistible Bohemian masterpiece.

4-day escorted holiday from £419

Prague Christmas Market

Prague Old Town Square

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • A guided walking tour of Prague • Explore Prague’s Christmas Markets • Three nights’ bed and continental breakfast accommodation at the threestar Plaza Alta in Prague (four-star hotel available at a supplement) • Return flights to Prague • Coach travel and transfers throughout • Hold luggage – please see below • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Available Nov & Dec 2019

Fly direct from these airports. Prices from • Belfast £479 • Birmingham £459 • Bristol £439 • East Midlands £479 • Edinburgh £509 • Gatwick £419 • Glasgow £509 • Leeds/Bradford £489 • Liverpool £449 • Luton £429 • Manchester £449 • Newcastle £499 • Southend £419 • Stansted £419

Optional Excursions • Lunchtime River Cruise (half day) Day Two – £29 • Dresden Christmas Market (full day) Day Three – £39

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Prague Christmas Market

Join us for a Christmas markets break that’s guaranteed to warm your heart. Fly to Prague to enjoy the delightful stalls of the Christmas Markets in Wenceslas Square, a tradition that stretches back over a thousand years. Day One Fly to Prague and transfer to your chosen hotel. Dine in, or head out to explore. Day Two Join our included walking tour and watch the astronomical clock in the Old Town Square strike the hour with a procession of wooden figures. Afterwards, explore the Old Town, and the charming former Jewish quarter, before visiting the Christmas Markets to browse at your leisure, or perhaps join our optional river cruise for an excellent buffet lunch and wonderful views of the city.

traditional setting. Wander with a warming glass of Glühwein in hand, and admire the famous Christmas Pyramid and world’s largest ‘nut cracker’, while searching for that perfect gift or souvenir. Day Four Transfer to the airport for check-in and your flight home.

Day Three This morning you’re free to explore, perhaps crossing the famous Charles Bridge to see Prague’s ancient Castle District, St Vitus’ Cathedral and the Royal Palace. Alternatively join our wonderful optional tour to Dresden Christmas Market. Here a romantic blend of festive stalls sell locally produced gifts, handicrafts, decorations and food in a beautiful,

Your Hotel Choices

Plaza Alta Hotel, Prague Bed & Breakfast

HHH Price from £419

This modern hotel is situated close to the Vltava River and has a tram stop on its doorstep. The journey time to the old town is approximately 12 minutes. The hotel has a restaurant, fitness room and free Wi-Fi. All bedrooms are air conditioned and have a mini-bar, satellite TV and safe.

Crystal Palace, Prague Bed & Breakfast

HHHH Price from £468

This modern hotel is ideally located in the heart of Prague, just a few minutes’ walk from Wenceslas Square, and offers high levels of service and comfort. Hotel facilities include a 24-hour reception and lounge area, lift, sauna and bar. Guest rooms are stylish and all have a mini-bar, safety deposit box and satellite TV.

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Kraków Christmas Markets

Poland’s ancient Royal City is a perfect choice for a traditional festive break with a difference – a magical delight.

4-day escorted holiday from £399

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Kraków Christmas Market

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • A guided walking tour of Kraków • Free time to browse Kraków’s Christmas Markets • Three nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation at the three-star Hotel Logos in Kraków (four-star hotel available at a supplement) • Return flights to Kraków • Coach travel and transfers throughout • Hold luggage – please see below • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Available Nov & Dec 2019

Fly direct from these airports. Prices from • Belfast £489 • Birmingham £469 • Bournemouth £489 • Bristol £459 • Edinburgh £499 • Gatwick £399 • Leeds/Bradford £489 • Luton £399 • Manchester £469 • Newcastle £489 • Stansted £399

Optional Excursions • Wieliczka Salt Mine (half day) Day Two – £36 • Auschwitz-Birkenau (full day) Day Three – £49

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Join us in the ancient royal capital of Poland, where colourful Christmas markets, steeped in tradition, are held against the spectacular backdrop of one of the few European cities to have survived the centuries unscathed. Discover the city’s great history, enjoy Kraków by night, and soak up the festive atmosphere on this unmissable seasonal break. Day One Arrive in Kraków and transfer to your hotel. Head out into the city this evening to explore your surroundings and wander through the central square, beautifully illuminated after nightfall. Sample some traditional cuisine and enjoy a drink in one of the many restaurants, bars and music clubs tucked away down its cellars and narrow alleyways. Day Two Discover this seat of Polish kings on today’s walking tour. The mesmerising medieval heart of the city is the stunning Rynek Glowny – Europe’s largest square – lined with boutiques and cafés. Browse the wooden stalls of the Christmas market that surrounds the vast Sukkennice (Cloth Hall), itself a covered market, and see the traditional custom of Christmas crib-building at the Mariacki Church and Wawel Castle – two stunning examples of the city’s Gothic architecture. This afternoon enjoy more

of Kraków, or join our optional tour to see the vast underground chambers, full-sized chapel and stupendous concert hall of Wieliczka’s astonishing salt mine. Find out about life in the mines at the on-site museum, and browse the subterranean gift shop and café before catching the lift back to the surface. This evening, soak up the festive cheer once again in Kraków’s cafés, bars and restaurants. Day Three Today you’re free to discover more of the city’s sights, and to revisit the markets. Alternatively, join our optional half-day excursion to the poignant, intensely moving UNESCO-listed Auschwitz-Birkenau, where the buildings of the camp are left as they were discovered in 1944. Day Four Transfer back to Kraków Airport for your return flight home.

Your Hotel Choices

Hotel Logos, Kraków Bed & Breakfast

HHH Price from £399

Renovated in 2014 and centrally located in the heart of Kraków, this hotel is just a short stroll from the famous old town square, and is close to a good selection of bars and restaurants. The hotel has a traditional cellar restaurant, and all bedrooms have satellite TV, mini-bar, telephone and Wi‑Fi.

Golden Tulip Kazimierz, Kraków Bed & Breakfast

HHHH Price from £425

Opened in 2016, this centrally located hotel is a 15 minute stroll from the Old Town. It offers easy access to the city’s historic heart, and is close to the Vistula River. Among the hotel’s amenities you will find a modern restaurant, a buffet breakfast room and a lobby bar. The rooms are airconditioned, and have Wi-Fi, satellite TV, safe and a telephone.

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Vilnius Christmas Markets

A giant illuminated tree, carols and Christmas music, and the traditions of one of Europe’s most beautifully restored cities.

4-day escorted holiday from £429

Vilnius Christmas Tree © www.vilnius-tourism.lt

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • A guided tour of Vilnius • Free time to enjoy the christmas market and Vilnius Cathedral • Three nights’ bed and continental breakfast accommodation at the fourstar Hotel Amberton in Vilnius • Return flights to Vilnius / Kaunas • Coach travel and transfers throughout • Hold luggage – please see below • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Available Nov & Dec 2019

Fly direct from these airports. Prices from • Birmingham £459 • Bristol £499 • Doncaster £479 • Gatwick £479 • Leeds/Bradford £479 • Luton £449 • Stansted £429

Optional Excursions • Trakai Castle (half day) Day Two – £39 • Folklore Evening Day Two – £49 • Kaunas Christmas Markets (full day) Day Three – £44

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Enjoy a festive break in the historic Lithuanian capital, where in the shadow of a 500-ft

high ‘tree’ – actually the city’s TV Tower – adorned with over 70,000 lights, delightful Christmas markets can be found on Cathedral Square and in the grounds of the City Hall, and over 50 churches resound with the sound of carols and seasonal music. Day One Fly to Lithuania, meet your tour manager and transfer to the hotel in the heart of the city. Settle in and perhaps explore the surrounding, UNESCO-listed Old Town, with its beautifully illuminated Baroque churches and Italianate buildings. A lively university seat exuding festive cheer, Vilnius boasts a vast range of bars, cafés and restaurants in which to pass pleasant evenings. Day Two This morning, join our guide for an included tour that will bring to life Vilnius’ major sights, many restored to their former glory. Highlights include the striking Gothic Church of St Anne, the 14th-century Presidential Palace, the 400-year-old university and the Royal Palace. Countless churches, including the re-consecrated cathedral, testify to the Lithuanians’ deep faith, and beautiful Christmas decorations, especially in Cathedral Square, where the market sells handcrafted goods and traditional foodstuffs, exude fairy-tale charm. Look out for the contrastingly quirky bust of

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jazz-rock legend Frank Zappa – the first work of art to proclaim the country’s newfound freedoms in the early 1990s. This afternoon, an optional excursion takes in the fairy-tale Island Castle of Trakai, lovingly restored to its former glory and set on a lake, offshore from a settlement of distinctive wooden houses. A wonderful day can be completed with an optional folklore evening at a local restaurant. Day Three Spend today at leisure in Vilnius, soaking up the delights of the Christmas markets, or join a last optional excursion to historic second city Kaunus, a restored, riverside gem, boasting a wonderful Old Town and its own festive market. A last evening is enjoyed in Vilnius. Day Four Bid farewell to your Lithuanian hosts, and transfer back to the airport for the return flight.

Hotel Amberton, Vilnius Bed & Breakfast

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This well appointed, modern hotel is very centrally located. All airconditioned rooms offer a mini-bar, TV, safe, telephone, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi. In addition to serving a buffet breakfast, the hotel’s La Cave restaurant is a popular dining room.

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NEW for 2019

Tallinn Christmas Markets

Discover one of Europe’s most authentic and best value markets, in the shadow of fairy-tale Toompea Castle.

4-day escorted holiday from £479

Typical food served at Tallinn Christmas Market

Tallinn

Tallinn Christmas Market

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • Stay in a modern hotel at the foot of Tallinn’s picture-book Old Town • Included guided walking tour of the city, including the Upper Town • Included visit to the Christmas Market • Three nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation in the four-star Hestia Hotel Ilmarine, Tallinn • Return flights to Tallinn • Coach travel and transfers throughout • Hold luggage – please see below • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

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Get the festive season off to the perfect start in Estonia’s picture-book capital, as you step

back in time to enjoy the buzz and friendly welcome of a delightful, compact city that has recently become one of the Europe’s ‘must-do, must-see’ places, and wander the stalls of what is often cited as one of the best Christmas Markets of all. With a guided tour to bring to life the Old Town and its charms, this is the perfect pre-Christmas treat. Day One Fly to Tallinn, meet your tour manager and transfer to your hotel in the heart of the city. Settle in and perhaps explore the surrounding area of storybook houses, halfhidden courtyards and merchants’ buildings, all watched over by 13th-century Toompea Castle. Enjoy dinner in a choice of restaurants, and perhaps end the evening in a cosy pub. Day Two Enjoy this morning’s included guided tour of the beautiful, Old Town. Wander past open studios that have been home to artists and craftsmen for centuries. Take Lühike Jalg or ‘short-leg’ street (there is also Pikk Jalg – ‘longleg’ street – though no Estonian cricket team!) to the Upper Town, and perhaps take in views stretching all the way to Finland on clear days from the observation platforms.

Fly direct from these airports. Prices from

A visit to Toompea Castle is a must, especially at the sunset lowering of the National Flag, while other major sights include St. Olav’s Church and onion-domed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.

• Edinburgh £549 • Gatwick £479 • Stansted £499

A highlight will be the visit to the delightful Christmas market on Town Hall Square, home

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Optional Excursions • Traditional Folklore Dinner (half day) Day Two – £49 • Maarjamae Palace (half day) Day Three – £39

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to the spectacular Gothic Town Hall and the ancient Pharmacy. The wooden stalls of the market are built around the city’s traditional Christmas tree – erected since 1441 and claimed to be Europe’s first – and offer a vast selection of locally crafted goods and traditional foodstuffs. A wonderful day can be completed with the optional folklore evening at a local tavern, where you’ll enjoy music, dancing and perhaps a glass or two of local beer. Day Three Spend today at leisure in Tallinn, soaking up the delights of the Old Town and the Christmas market, or join the optional excursion to the Maarjamäe Palace, a magnificent seaside residence built by a Russian count, which now houses the Estonian History Museum. Spend another evening enjoying Tallinn’s lively atmosphere, perhaps taking dinner in the Kalamaja district, Tallinn’s trendiest quarter. Day Four Bid farewell to your Estonian hosts, and transfer back to the airport your the return flight.

Hestia Hotel Ilmarine, Tallinn Bed & Breakfast

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Housed in a converted building, this ultra-modern hotel is at the foot of the Old Town, close to Kalamaja’s bars and cafés. Bright, modern rooms offer free Wi-Fi and TV, and as well as a well equipped gym the hotel boasts a bar and restaurant that is popular with locals and guests alike. An excellent buffet breakfast is served in the restaurant.

To book please see your Local Travel Agent


NEW for 2019

Innsbruck Christmas Markets

Celebrate the season with a visit to the elegant capital of the Austrian Tyrol, one of Europe’s most celebrated winter wonderlands.

4-day escorted holiday from £449

Innsbruck

Innsbruck

Innsbruck Christmas Markets

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • Stay in a delightful alpine village in the heart of the Tyrol • Spend a day amongst the festive magic of Imperial Innsbruck • Enjoy an introductory tour with your tour manager • Discover Innsbruck’s colourful Christmas Markets • Three nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation at the three-star Hotel Basur, Flirsch am Arlberg • Return flights to Zurich or Innsbruck • Coach travel and transfers throughout • Hold luggage – please see below • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Available Nov & Dec 2019

Fly direct from these airports. Prices from • Birmingham £489 • Edinburgh £489 • Gatwick £449 • Heathrow £479 • Luton £449 • Manchester £489

Optional Excursion • Alpine Winter Panorama Excursion (extended half day) Day Three – £39

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Join us for a wonderfully festive few days in a warm and welcoming hotel surrounded by

a picture-postcard-perfect landscape of pretty towns and villages set beneath the snowcapped peaks. Visit Imperial Innsbruck, with its atmospheric old town, elegant shops and stores and marvellous selection of Christmas markets, and take the opportunity, on an optional excursion, to explore the glorious Tyrolean winter-wonderland, including a local town or village such as famed St Anton, one of Europe’s premier alpine resorts. Day One Fly to Zurich or Innsbruck, meet your tour manager and transfer to your home from home in delightful Flirsch am Arlberg. Settle into your surroundings, and enjoy dinner at your leisure at the hotel. Day Two Enjoy today’s included excursion to Imperial Innsbruck, the elegant Tyrolean capital. Take in the imposing Wilten Monastery and the famous Olympic ski-jump, before entering through the historic triumphal arch to enjoy a guided introduction to the city with your tour manager. With its Old Town, or Altstadt, and famous Maria-Theresien-Strasse, Innsbruck is a delight, with highlights including the famous ‘Golden Roof’, the copper-tiled covering above the window, from which the Kaiser Maximilian would look down on the city. At Christmastime several wonderful festive markets dot the elegant streets, including the traditional market beneath the Golden Roof, another on the vast market square, and yet another on Maria-Theresien-Strasse. Spend time wandering the brightly lit stalls, perhaps

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stopping for ‘coffee and cake’ at one of the countless cafés in the Old Town, and perhaps take the Hungerburg Funicular (payable locally) from the futuristic base station, for a bird’s eye view of the surrounding peaks and the chance to enjoy the small yet delightful market at the summit station. Day Three Spend the day relaxing at your hotel, or join the marvellous scenic Alpine Winter Panorama optional excursion, as you board the coach to journey through the heart of the Tyrolean countryside, its picture-book villages and famous resorts. Highlights might include world-renowned winter sports paradise St Anton, with its bustling centre and cable car to the heights above, or equally delightful Seefeld, with its onion-domed church, elegant shops and stores, and array of eateries, both in the town and in the surrounding hills. Wherever you journey today, scenic wonders will abound. Day Four Transfer back to the airport for the return flight.

Hotel Basur, Flirsch Bed & Breakfast

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In the heart of the delightful village, next to the pretty church, this family-run hotel exudes Tyrolean charm. It boasts a cosy bar and beautiful restaurant, should you wish to dine in, while the wellequipped spa offers sauna, steam bath, plunge pool, relaxation area and massages (payable locally). Traditionally furnished rooms boast TV and free Wi-Fi. A bus to neighbouring resorts such as St Anton and Landeck stops right outside the hotel.

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Vienna Christmas Market

The elegant Austrian capital provides a wonderful backdrop, and some truly memorable coffee and cake!

4-day escorted holiday from £489

Schönbrunn Palace

Vienna Christmas Market

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • A guided city tour of Vienna • A visit to Schönbrunn Palace Markets (entrance to the palace payable locally) • A guided tour of the Schnapps museum • Three nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation at the four-star Best Western Plus Amedia Wien or the four-star Vienna Sporthotel in Vienna depending on your departure date • Return flights to Vienna • Coach travel and transfers throughout • Hold luggage – please see below • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Available Nov & Dec 2019

Fly from these airports. Prices from • Birmingham £519 • Bristol £549 • Edinburgh £559 • Gatwick £489 • Heathrow £529 • Luton £499 • Manchester £549 • Stansted £489

Optional Excursion • Bratislava (full day) Day Three – £43

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Few festive markets enjoy a grander or more romantic setting than those held in the

elegant Austrian capital, where the magic of Advent sparkles against a backdrop of baroque palaces, shopping arcades, churches and museums. There is also an opportunity to visit Bratislava in neighbouring Slovakia. Day One Fly out to Vienna and upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Enjoy a first evening in the Austrian capital. Day Two See the imposing buildings and squares of the Ringstrasse, the Hofburg Palace, and the celebrated coffee-houses of the ancient Innere Stadt on this morning’s guided tour, then stop and explore Vienna’s most famous Christmas markets – held in the idyllic lanes of Spittelberg and (since 1772) on the triangular Freyung ‘square’. Afterwards, we’ll visit the Schönbrunn Palace. See the magnificent building (entrance payable locally), and browse the colourful ‘Christkindlmarkt’ held in the great courtyard

before we round off the day with a warming tipple at a schnapps museum. Day Three Spend the day exploring the city’s markets (some stores may be closed on Sundays). Alternatively join our full day optional excursion crossing into picturesque Slovakia to its wonderful capital, Bratislava. Delightfully set on the River Danube close to the point where Austria and Hungary converge, a cosmopolitan mix of Central European influences await you, with glorious Baroque palaces and some stunning churches. Day Four Bid farewell to Vienna and transfer to the airport for your return flight.

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Depending on your departure date you will be staying at one of the two carefully chosen hotels described below. Your hotel will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Best Western Plus Amedia Wien, Vienna Bed & Breakfast

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A short distance from the city centre by metro or tram – there is a stop nearby – this smart, modern hotel boasts stylish rooms with TV, free Wi-Fi, tea/coffee-making facilities and smart, ‘designer’ bathrooms. A bar, coffeeshop, sauna and steam room add to pleasure of the relaxed stay, and there is a selection of shops and restaurants close by.

Vienna Sporthotel, Vienna Bed & Breakfast

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Offering a range of sports and spa facilities (extra charges may apply), including indoor tennis courts, a restaurant and bar, and well-appointed rooms with TV, hairdryer and safe, this modern hotel is a five-minute walk from the underground station, from which the city centre is a further five minutes away. There is free Wi-Fi, and an excellent buffet breakfast service.

To book please see your Local Travel Agent


Budapest & the Danube Christmas Markets

All the magic of an Advent treasure-chest, in the heart of Hungary’s beautiful capital.

4-day escorted holiday from £459

Hungarian Parliament & the Danube

Bratislava Christmas Market

Budapest Christmas Market

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • Enjoy a guided city tour of Budapest • Explore Budapest’s Christmas Markets • Three nights’ bed and continental breakfast accommodation at the fourstar Grand Hotel Margitsziget (Hotel President available at a supplement) • Return flights to Budapest • Coach travel and transfers throughout • Hold luggage – please see below • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Available Nov & Dec 2019

Fly direct from these airports. Prices from • Bristol £519 • Doncaster £529 • East Midlands £529 • Edinburgh £549 • Gatwick £459 • Leeds/Bradford £529 • Luton £489 • Manchester £539 • Southend £509 • Stansted £509

Optional Excursions • Budapest River Cruise (half day) Day Two – £21 • Bratislava (full day) Day Three – £35

Single Supplement from £132 Luggage allowance  or two people travelling together on one F booking, or a single traveller, one piece of hold luggage is included. Additional hold luggage may be purchased directly with the airline when you check-in online in advance for your flight. Please see page 10.

The stunning, romantic ‘Pearl of the Danube’ is a festive delight, with its traditional

markets, the largest and oldest of which takes place in Pest’s central Vörösmarty tér, and the latest incorporating an ice rink and laser show, adding to the atmosphere of one of Europe’s most appealing cities. Day One Fly to Budapest, meet your tour manager and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a first exploration of the ‘twin city’ straddling the Danube, with its bars, cafés and restaurants exuding traditional Christmastime cheer. Day Two This morning’s included tour will bring to life the major sights, including Buda’s Castle Hill, home to the former Royal Palace, the Castle District’s maze of winding streets, Mátyás Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion, with its views across to Pest on the opposite shore. Bustling, stylish Pest, with its sweeping boulevards, elegant stores, and the Belváros Old Town, is a hive of designer stores, coffee houses, patisseries and restaurants, many found along Váci utca, the pedestrianised main shopping street. Traditional Christmas Markets take place on Vörösmarty tér, the central square, and in front of St Stephen’s Basilica. Wooden pavilions offer handcrafted gifts, and the aromas of

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mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and traditional Hungarian pastries hang in the air. Other attractions include the famous Gerbeaud café, one of Europe’s finest coffee-houses, the ornate Páriszi udvar, or Parisian arcade, with its gilt façade, and for the hardy, the chance to enjoy an outdoor hot pool at the Széchenyi Thermal Baths. Join the afternoon’s optional festive river cruise, and this evening, perhaps dine in one of the Belváros’ many restaurants. Day Three Enjoy another day soaking up Budapest’s festive atmosphere, or join the optional excursion to Slovakia’s Danube-side capital Bratislava, with its Baroque palaces and its own Christmas markets. Wander the decorated stalls, take in the view from the Old Town Hall’s tower or the futuristic UFO bridge, and return to Budapest for a last evening. Day Four Bid farewell to Budapest, transferring to the airport for the return flight.

Danubius Grand Hotel Margitsziget, Budapest Bed & Breakfast 

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This large spa hotel is located on the beautiful and peaceful Margaret Island. The hotel offers easy access, by bus and taxi, to both Buda and Pest across the Margit Bridge. The hotel has a spa plus a restaurant, a lobby bar, a coffee shop and a hairdresser. All the bedrooms are spacious and are airconditioned with a balcony, satellite TV, and an in-room safe and a bathrobe.

Hotel President, Budapest Bed & Breakfast 

HHHH Price from £556

The centrally located and superbly appointed Hotel President boasts a wellness centre with indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna and fitness centre, Intermezzo Restaurant and a roof-top bar. There is also free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. The bedrooms have air-conditioning, satellite TV, tea/coffee-making facilities, a safe, mini-bar and a hairdryer.

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Slovenia and Croatia Christmas Markets

Discover two of Europe’s most welcoming, vibrant capitals, where colourful festive markets brim with Advent magic and wonder.

4-day escorted holiday from £469

Ljubljana

Ljubljana

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • Stay in Slovenia’s beautiful riverside capital Ljubljana • Included walking tour and visit to Ljubljana’s Christmas Markets • Included visit to Croatian capital Zagreb and it’s acclaimed Christmas Market • Three nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation at the three-star Hotel Ljubljana Park in Ljubljana (four-star hotel available at a supplement) • Return flights to Ljubljana, Zagreb or Venice • Coach travel and transfers throughout • Hold luggage – please see below • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Join us in the heart of Europe as you head to the delightful Slovenian capital to enjoy the

compact, riverside city’s festive market and laid back, friendly atmosphere, and, crossing the border into Croatia, journey to capital Zagreb, where a market voted ‘Best in Europe’ for the last three years waits to charm and enthral you. Full of traditional magic, twinkling lights and festive fare throughout, this is a perfect start to Christmas for all. Day One Fly to Ljubljana, Zagreb or Venice, and transfer into the heart of Ljubljana and your chosen hotel. Settle in, and perhaps head out to discover the city, dressed in its glittering festive finery. With its riverside walkways, elegant bridges and enchanting Baroque Old Town bursting with festive cheer, Ljubljana offers a vast choice of restaurants, cafés and bars in which to spend the evening. Day Two Join your tour manager for a walking tour of Ljubljana’s wonderful Christmas markets, held in four separate locations across the compact city. Ljubljana boasts an enchanting Old Town watched over by the majestic castle, from the observation tower of which there are panoramic views over the city and the Julian Alps beyond. Day Three Board the coach today for the journey through the Slovenian countryside into northwestern Croatia and its cultured capital,

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Fly direct from these airports. Prices from • Gatwick £469 • Heathrow £569 • Manchester £579 • Stansted £479

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Zagreb

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Zagreb, where the Festive Season is celebrated with relish, and where the Christmas Market has been voted ‘Europe’s Best’ for the past three years. Don’t miss the ancient upper town of Gradec, reached by a short funicular, the ornate spires of the neo-Gothic cathedral with its live nativity scene, and the beautiful surrounding parks, where walkways are strung with lanterns and stalls are filled with artists’ wares and wintertime treats. Skaters on Tomislav Square’s vast ice rink, the unique ‘Fooling Around’ market with its own brand of noisy and colourful celebration – and the traditional market in Zrinjjevac Park, all contribute to a wonderful day. You’ll return to Ljubljana later this evening. Day Four Bid farewell to your Slovenian hosts, and transfer back to the airport for the return flight.

B&B Hotel Ljubljana Park, Ljubljana Bed & Breakfast

HHH Price from £469

Close to the city’s heart and within a short walking distance of the markets, this eco-friendly hotel is an ideal base for your stay. In a parkland setting, with a view of the castle, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi and rooms with TV, hairdryer and mini-bar, and in addition to a restaurant serving international and Indian dishes, there is a trendy bar and snack bar on site.

Best Western Premier Hotel Slon, Ljubljana Bed & Breakfast

HHHH Price from £518

This city centre hotel, in a superb location 300 metres from the famed Triple Bridge, boasts a stylish breakfast room, restaurant overlooking the Old Town, bar and well equipped gym and spa (treatments at supplement). Rooms offer free Wi-Fi and modern comforts, including tea/coffee-making facilities, TV, mini-bar, and safe.

To book please see your Local Travel Agent


EXTEND YOUR STAY COMBINE TWO HOLIDAYS

Celebrate Christmas & New Year, your way! Join us for a celebration to remember this year in a choice of wonderful, winter-warming destinations, leaving all the arrangements – and the washing-up – to a company that’s been arranging memorable holidays since 1983. Our Christmas and New Year Holidays offer all you could wish for, including accommodation in welcoming hotels, special festive meals and entertainment, and the chance to join some fun and interestpacked included or optional excursions in the company of our friendly tour managers, who will go out of their way to ensure you have a memorable time.

Kyrenia Harbour, Northern Cyprus

You can now combine a Christmas break and a New Year getaway on holidays where you see ‘EXTEND YOUR STAY’. Extend your stay from the Christmas departure to the end of the New Year break to make the most of the festive season. You’ll enjoy even more time to relax and explore your chosen destination.

To find out more about what’s included, your holiday duration, itinerary and price, please go to pages 59-63, call us or visit our website.


Christmas in Jersey

Celebrate the festive season in the charming Channel Isles – Britain’s southernmost outpost.

Curiosity Shop, Jersey

Mont Orgueil Castle

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • Time to explore the resort of St Helier at leisure • Enjoy a tour of the Island • Four nights’ half-board accommodation at the three-star Monterey Hotel in St Helier (four-star hotel on full-board basis available at a supplement) • A Christmas Day lunch, buffet dinner and evening entertainment • Boxing Day lunch and evening entertainment • Return flights to Jersey • Coach travel and transfers throughout • One piece of hold luggage per person • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Join us for a seasonal celebration in Jersey’s charming capital, St Helier – the perfect

place for a Christmas break. With its maritime atmosphere, bustling shops and beautiful surrounding countryside, St Helier is a wonderful choice for a few festive days away. Day One Fly to Jersey and transfer to your chosen hotel. After check-in, the rest of the day is yours to savour. This evening, dinner will be served at the hotel. Day Two (Christmas Eve) This morning explore Jersey’s scenic countryside on our included half-day tour. Highlights might include sweeping St Aubin’s Bay with its vast tracts of sand, the lighthouse at La Corbiere and spectacular Mont Orgueil, one of Britain’s best-preserved castles. After a light lunch back at the hotel, there may be a chance to pick up some last-minute presents in St Helier – though many shops will close early today. Dinner will be served at the hotel this evening, with the chance to join locals and visitors at Midnight Mass should you wish. Day Three (Christmas Day) Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning, and later perhaps enjoy a festive stroll or even take a chilly dip

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Fly direct from these airports. Prices from • Bristol £849 • Cardiff £859 • East Midlands £969 • Exeter £869 • Gatwick £799 • Liverpool £829 • London City £879 • Manchester £869 • Southampton £849

Optional Excursion • Mystery Tour (half day) Day Four – £29

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at the annual Christmas morning swim at St Brelade’s Bay. Christmas Lunch with all the trimmings will be served at the hotel, no doubt followed by the chance to rest and relax before a buffet dinner is served and the evening’s entertainment begins. Day Four (Boxing Day) Today you’re free to rest and relax in your hotel, or perhaps to head out for some independent sightseeing. Alternatively, join our optional Mystery Tour in the company of a local expert, which will bring to life some of the island’s hidden treasures. Lunch and dinner will be served at the hotel today, and dinner will be followed by a programme of entertainment. Day Five After a last opportunity for an early morning stroll, or perhaps a browse around St Helier’s centre, transfer back to the airport to board your flight home.

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Monterey Hotel, St Helier Half-Board

HHH Price from £799

Centrally located, this contemporary hotel offers a warm welcome, and facilities that include an indoor pool, gymnasium, sauna and steam room. There is a restaurant, bar and grill, and free Wi-Fi. The bedrooms offer private facilities, a telephone, tea/coffee-making facilities and a mini-bar.

Pomme d’Or Hotel, St Helier Full-Board

HHHH Price from £987

One of Jersey’s most famous hotels, overlooking central Liberation Square and the marina, this hotel is well known for its bars and restaurants. All bedrooms offer private facilities, TV, Wi-Fi, trouser press and ironing board, hairdryer, and tea/coffee-making facilities.

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5-day escorted holiday from £799

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Christmas at Château de Montvillargenne

Festive celebrations amidst the elegance of France’s largest château-hotel, with beautiful Chantilly and majestic Senlis discovered and explored.

5-day escorted holiday from £999

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Château de Montvillargenne

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • Stay in a wonderful château-hotel • Visit the glorious 19th-century Château de Chantilly and Chantilly town • Four nights’ dinner, bed and buffet breakfast at the four-star Château de Montvillargenne near Chantilly • A four-course Christmas day lunch with mineral water, 1/3 bottle of wine and coffee • An aperitif on Christmas Eve • Mineral water, 1/3 bottle of wine and coffee with all evening meals • Return Eurostar™ travel from London to Paris and onward train travel to Chantilly or return flights to Paris • Coach travel and transfers throughout • One piece of hold luggage per person • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

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Travel by Eurostar™ from • St Pancras International £1,019

Fly direct from these airports. Prices from • Birmingham £1,079 • Bristol £1,069 • Cardiff £1,079 • Doncaster £1,069 • Edinburgh £1,079 • Exeter £1,079 • Gatwick £999 • Manchester £1,069 • Southampton £1,079

Optional Excursion • Paris (full day) Day Four – £47

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Spend the festive season in the glorious four-star Château de Montvillargenne, in the

beautiful Chantilly forest. Rest and relax in comfortable surroundings, which include a beautiful wellness centre and spa, enjoy some special celebration meals, gentle exploration of a beautiful corner of France, and complete a memorable Christmas with an optional day in incomparable Paris. Day One Fly to Paris, or let the train take the strain and journey by super-fast Eurostar™ from St Pancras to Paris’ Gare du Nord, then on to Chantilly. Meet your tour manager and transfer the short distance to the sumptuous Château de Montvillargenne in its parkland setting. Settle into your room and enjoy your three-course dinner. Day Two (Christmas Eve) This morning, join your tour manager for a visit to the sparkling Château de Chantilly, a glorious late-19th-century building surrounded by gardens designed by Le Notre, of Versailles fame, and intimately associated with the famous racecourse on its doorstep. Those interested in the ‘sport of kings’ will be fascinated by the museum, housed in the chateau’s stables. After the chance to explore the small town of Chantilly, return to the hotel to rest and relax, perhaps making use of the facilities in the wellness centre and spa, before the evening. Christmas celebrations begin with an aperitif followed by a four-course evening meal, accompanied by complimentary mineral water, wine and coffee.

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Day Three (Christmas Day) Enjoy a relaxed start to the special day, and join your tour manager on a walking tour of the delightful walled town of Senlis. With its ancient ramparts surrounding an old town of ancient streets, crowned by the Gothic spire of the magnificent cathedral, Senlis is the perfect place in which to enjoy a Christmas morning stroll, before you return to the hotel to enjoy a special four-course Christmas lunch. After a relaxed afternoon doing exactly as you please, a lighter, two-course evening meal is served this evening. Day Four (Boxing Day) Rest and relax after the festivities, or join your tour manager on an optional excursion to Paris, the incomparable ‘City of Light’, all-the-more-special for being dressed in its festive cloak. Your tour manager will introduce the glorious sights of the French capital, before a chance to enjoy a few hours’ exploration of one of the world’s most captivating cities. Day Five Bid farewell to your hosts, and transfer back to the airport for the return flight, or to Chantilly station for the journey back to Gare du Nord and onward return to St Pancras.

Château de Montvillargenne, Chantilly HHHH Half-Board Set in a beautiful, 15-acre park and surrounded by the forest of Chantilly, the four-star Château de Montvillargenne offers a gourmet-style restaurant serving traditional French and international cuisine, a charming bar and comfortable lounges. The wellness centre features an indoor pool, sauna and steam room, and there are massage services (payable locally) to enjoy. Traditionally furnished rooms in the main château building offer a mini-bar, safe, telephone, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers, flatscreen TV and kettle. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

Single Room £327, Superior Room £100

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Christmas in Lisbon & Estoril

Enjoy a week of festive rest and relaxation in one of Europe’s most elegant corners.

8-day escorted holiday from £899

UNESCO-listed Évora

Lisbon street food

Lisbon

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • A guided visit to Lisbon, Portugal’s historic capital • Free time to enjoy the city’s pre Christmas atmosphere • Visit to UNESCO-listed Évora, with its Roman ruins • Seven nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the four‑star Hotel Vila Galé in Estoril • Christmas dinner at the hotel • Return flights to Lisbon • Coach travel and transfers throughout • One piece of hold luggage per person • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Based in a wonderful four-star hotel overlooking Cascais Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, this week-long break is Christmas with a Portuguese theme, including a full day in Portugal’s historic capital Lisbon, a visit to UNESCO-listed Évora and the chance to join other fascinating excursions. Day One Fly to Lisbon and transfer along the coast to Estoril and the hotel, your comfortable home from home for the Christmas holiday. Day Two Explore the wonderful Portuguese capital Lisbon on our included guided excursion, including the historic Belém quarter, the broad avenues of the Baixa and the narrow streets of the Alfama district. There will be a chance to soak up the city’s pre-Christmas atmosphere.

with its Moorish Royal Palace and Disney-esque Palácio da Pena. We also visit Cabo Da Roca, the western most point of mainland Portugal. Begin your celebrations with dinner at the hotel. Day Six (Christmas Day) Enjoy a Christmas Day to remember, as you join new found friends for a special Christmas dinner and perhaps the chance to work off some calories with a stroll along the seafront.

Day Three Rest and relax at the hotel, perhaps enjoying the hot tub or Turkish bath, or join today’s optional excursion, to the walled hill-top town of Óbidos, the former fishing village of Nazaré, beneath its rocky promontory, and the fabled shrine at Fátima.

Day Seven (Boxing Day) The last of the included visits journeys to the exquisite, UNESCO-listed city of Évora, which exudes interest and charm. Don’t miss the Roman ruins – the finest in Portugal – nor the chance to visit the fortified cathedral, before returning to Estoril for a last evening.

Day Four Today is another free day to enjoy the delights of the hotel and elegant Estoril.

Day Eight Bid “Adeus” to your hosts, and transfer back to the airport and the return flight.

Day Five (Christmas Eve) Today’s optional excursion takes in Estoril’s fashionable neighbour Cascais and UNESCO-listed Sintra,

Available 20 Dec 2019

Fly direct from these airports. Prices from • Bristol £989 • Edinburgh £999 • Gatwick £949 • Luton £949 • Manchester £989 • Stansted £899

Optional Excursions • Óbidoz, Nazare and Fátima (full day) Day Three – £43 • Cascais and Sintra (half day) Day Five – £20

Your Hotel

Hotel Vila Galé Estoril, Estoril Half-Board

This elegant, established hotel, set across from Estoril’s famous Tamariz Beach and seafront promenade and just 200 yards from Europe’s largest casino, offers a well-equipped health club and gym, and air-conditioned rooms boasting satellite TV. An excellent restaurant serves Portuguese specialities and there is an elegant bar in which to relax.

Supplements Single Room £238 Drinks with Dinner £63 per person

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Christmas in Spain

All the delights of a welcoming hotel, the festivities of colourful Barcelona and the winter-warming charms of the Costa Brava.

5-day escorted holiday from £689

Sagrada Familia

Barcelona

Costa Brava

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • A full-day visit to Barcelona • A Wild Coast tour on Christmas Day • Four nights’ dinner, bed and continental breakfast accommodation at the four-star Hotel Florida Park, Santa Susanna • A four-course Christmas Day lunch with quarter bottle of wine and a glass of Cava per person • An alcoholic welcome drink • A glass of wine with evening meals • Return flights to Barcelona • Coach travel and transfers throughout • One piece of hold luggage per person • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Available 23 Dec 2019

Fly direct from these airports. Prices from • Bristol £789 • Edinburgh £819 • Gatwick £689 • Liverpool £769 • Luton £739 • Manchester £789 • Newcastle £789 • Stansted £769

Optional Excursion • Montserrat (extended half day) Day Four – £39

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L eave behind the cold, grey weather and spend the festive season on Spain’s beautiful

Costa Brava, enjoying Christmas with all the trimmings in a super hotel complete with excellent leisure facilities. You’ll visit Barcelona on Christmas Eve and, on Christmas Day, tour the dramatic ‘Wild Coast’. Day One Fly to Barcelona and transfer to your hotel, where you will start your delightful festive break.

is accessible by winding road, rack railway or cable-car, and the views from its lofty perch are outstanding.

Day Two (Christmas Eve) Barcelona is one of Europe’s ‘must-see’ cities. Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia, the Gothic Quarter, renowned pedestrian street La Rambla and sites of the 1992 Olympic Games are amongst its highlights. Hunt for last-minute gifts in a famous shopping Mecca, and discover delightful Catalan Christmas traditions. In the evening, you’ll enjoy a special Christmas Eve meal at your hotel.

Day Five Transfer to the airport for check-in and your return flight. Montserrat Monastery

Day Three (Christmas Day) Celebrate Christmas Day with a tour of the beautiful ‘wild coast’ of quaint fishing towns and dramatic coastline. To complete what promises to have been a magical Christmas Day, the celebrations continue with a four-course lunch with wine and music in the evening. Day Four (Boxing Day) An optional excursion today brings the chance to visit the fabled monastery at Montserrat. A centuries-old place of pilgrimage, the mountainside monastery

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Hotel Florida Park, Santa Susanna Half-Board

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The well appointed, four-star Hotel Florida Park is situated in the centre of Santa Susanna and is a two minute walk from the Llevant beach. There is a lift to all floors, a 24-hour reception, a bar, a buffet style restaurant, outdoor swimming pool (open subject to weather conditions), and an indoor swimming pool with spa area (payable locally). Each of the 354 rooms is decorated in warm colours in a contemporary style and has a bathroom with a bath and shower, a balcony, a hairdryer and a TV. There are also sea view rooms at a supplement, and accessible rooms (without balcony).

Single Room £172, Sea View £55

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Christmas in Andalucia

Festive warmth and welcome in the ‘real’ Spain, and visits to two of Europe’s most alluring cities.

6-day escorted holiday from £829

Seville

Cordoba

Granada

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • Stay in the heart of the Andalusian hills • Christmas Eve visit to Seville, city of ‘Carmen’ • Full day in Granada, including entrance to the Alhambra • Five nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the four-star Hotel Antequera in Antequera – with drinks* • Three-course Christmas lunch with drinks* • Return flights to Malaga • Coach travel and transfers throughout • One piece of hold luggage per person • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

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Enjoy a memorable Christmas break in the delightful surroundings of a quintessentially Andalusian town, combining rest, relaxation and celebration in a comfortable, four-star hotel, with exploration of this land of history, legend and some truly fascinating cities. Day One Fly to Malaga, meet your tour manager and transfer into the Andalusian hills and the hotel, where dinner will be served this evening. Day Two (Christmas Eve) Join your tour manager for an included visit to historic Seville, the great ‘City of Flamenco’, setting for Bizet’s ‘Carmen’ and Mozart’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro’. Discover the delightful city, with its atmospheric Old Quarters of narrow streets, opening on to tree-lined squares. Don’t miss the magnificent Cathedral, the Plaza de Toros, Spain’s oldest bullring, the Moorish Alcazar, the ancient Juderia Jewish Quarter and the sweeping, fountain-fronted Plaza de Espana. Stores will be open for last-minute shopping, before you return to the hotel to begin your celebrations. Day Three (Christmas Day) Rest and relax at the hotel, perhaps making use of the indoor pool and spa (payable locally), before enjoying a threecourse Christmas lunch with drinks, as part of an enjoyable day.

Day Four (Boxing Day) Board the coach this morning for the day’s unforgettable included excursion to Granada, set majestically beneath the snow-capped Sierra and crowned by the awe-inspiring Alhambra, one of the world’s finest Moorish Palaces. This evening, return to Antequera after a wonderful day. Day Five A final day perhaps to relax at the hotel, to explore Antequera – a settlement since prehistoric times – or perhaps to join the optional excursion to majestic Cordoba, the third of the great Andalusian cities, with the breathtaking treasure of the Mezquita Mosque/Cathedral its most sparkling jewel. Enjoy a last dinner at the hotel. Day Six Bid “Adios” to your hosts, and transfer back to the airport and the return flight.

23 Dec 2019

Fly direct from these airports. Prices from • Belfast £859 • Birmingham £939 • Bristol £829 • East Midlands £989 • Gatwick £889 • Glasgow £909 • Leeds/Bradford £959 • Liverpool £879 • Luton £879 • Manchester £889 • Stansted £909

Optional Excursion • Cordoba (full day) Day Five – £53

Single Supplement from £180

Your Hotel

Hotel Antequera, Antequera HHHH Half-Board This welcoming hotel is within walking distance of the centre of Antequera, and enjoys excellent facilities and high standards of accommodation. The hotel has a gym, indoor pool and spa (payable locally), gardens and terraces, piano bar, caféteria, restaurant, hair salon and souvenir shop. Air-conditioned rooms boast satellite TV, a mini-bar, safe and hairdryer.

*Please note: Two glasses of local wine, beer or soft drinks per person plus water (one bottle for every four customers) at every evening meal and Christmas lunch.

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All-Inclusive Christmas on Lake Como

Festive warmth and the elegant charms of Italy’s most picture-postcard-perfect lake, dressed in its wintertime cloak.

6-day X-day escorted holiday from from £X,XXX £929

Como Town Light Festival © Como Città dei Balocchi

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • Spend time on the shores of Italy’s most romantic lake • Discover idyllic Bellagio, ‘Italy’s most beautiful town’ • Como Town Christmas Market and Magic Light Festival • A Lake Como cruise on Christmas Day • Five nights’ all-inclusive (breakfast, lunch, dinner & drinks) accommodation at the three-star Hotel Britannia Excelsior in Cadenabbia Griante on Lake Como (an alternative three-star hotel on a half-board basis with all inclusive drinks package is available at a supplement) • A six-course Christmas Day turkey lunch • Return flights to Milan • Coach travel and transfers throughout • One piece of hold luggage per person • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Available 22 Dec 2019

Fly direct from these airports. Prices from • Birmingham £1,029 • Edinburgh £979 • Gatwick £929 • Luton £949 • Manchester £979 • Stansted £949

Optional Excursions • Lugano (half day) Day Three – £33 • Milan (full day) Day Five – £55

Supplements Single Room from £125, Lake View Room £75

Stay for Christmas & New Year Extend this Christmas holiday to include New Year and truly make the most of your festive break. See page 59 for details of the combined Christmas & New Year Lake Como break.

Tremezzo

Bellagio

Celebrate the season in the comfortable surroundings of a welcoming hotel set on the

shore of delightful Lake Como, across the water from beautiful Bellagio. Enjoy all-inclusive accommodation with music each evening and a splendid six-course Christmas Day feast, and discover one of Europe’s most scenic corners on some wonderful excursions. Day One Fly to Milan, meet your tour manager and transfer by coach to your hotel. Settle into your beautiful lakeside surroundings. Day Two An unforgettable day begins with a boat trip across the water to Como’s most sparkling jewel, Bellagio. Step ashore to discover this exquisite place, and after a short walking tour and time to explore, return across the water for lunch in the hotel. Later, board a coach for the journey to Como Town, where the lakeside Piazza Cavour and nearby Via Plinio, beneath the majestic cathedral, are home to a colourful Christmas Market. After dark, a dazzling Magic Light Festival illuminates the historic buildings. Soak up the atmosphere before returning to the hotel in time for dinner. Day Three (Christmas Eve) Relax in the hotel and the nearby small resort of CadenabbiaGriante, or join the half-day optional excursion to Switzerland’s stylish Lugano, set on the shore of the smaller lake of the same name. After a

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chance to explore, return to the hotel to begin your celebrations. Day Four (Christmas Day) A memorable Christmas Day includes a relaxing cruise on the lake, taking in the sight of the historic villas that dot the wooded shore, and culminates in the hotel’s festive dining room, where you join fellow guests for a six-course Christmas lunch. Day Five (Boxing Day) Join this morning’s optional full-day excursion to Milan, one of Europe’s most exciting cities, home to the Sforzesco Castle, the famous shopping Galleria, La Scala – one of the world’s greatest opera houses – and the great cathedral, Il Duomo, which is the world’s largest Gothic church. Enjoy a tour in the company of a local guide, before returning to Cadenabbia in time for dinner and a last evening’s rest and relaxation at the hotel. Day Six Bid “Arrivederci” to your hosts, and transfer back to airport for the return flight.

Hotel Britannia Excelsior, Cadenabbia-Griante,  Lake Como All-Inclusive

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A former 19th-century inn, this will be an ideal base for a New Year stay. The all-inclusive meals and drinks package (local spirits, wine, beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee from 8.30am – midnight), the bars, lounges and dining room, and comfortable, traditionally furnished rooms with a TV, telephone and hairdryer all add to the comfort of your stay. Free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby.

New for 2019: We also offer the three-star Hotel Bazzoni on a half-board meal basis (breakfast and dinner) with an All-Inclusive drinks package. Please see our website for further information.

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Christmas on Lake Garda

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Enjoy four-star rest and relaxation on the colourful shores of Italy’s most famous body of water – a perfect festive choice.

6-day escorted holiday from £699

Riva del Garda

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • A scenic Lake Garda boat trip • Five nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the four-star Hotel Royal in Riva del Garda (alternative four-star hotels available at a supplement) • A four-course Christmas Eve Dinner • A Christmas Day turkey lunch • A glass of sparkling wine • Return flights to Italy • Coach travel and transfers throughout • One piece of hold luggage per person • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Famous Riva del Garda, at the lake’s northern tip, is a delightful spot. Its elegant,

pastel‑painted buildings surround a little port, and its promenade is the perfect place for a morning stroll. Day One Fly to Italy, and transfer to your chosen hotel. Day Two Spend today relaxing, or join our optional excursion to historic Trento, home to a variety of atmospheric Christmas markets. Day Three (Christmas Eve) Today is Christmas Eve, and on our full-day optional excursion we explore Verona, the historic backdrop for the tragic tale of “Juliet and her Romeo”. Explore, then head into the welcoming warmth of a café on Piazza Bra to watch the world go by. Return to your hotel via the shoreline of Lake Garda, stopping to admire beautiful vistas of the lake from some of the most popular resorts. In the evening, enjoy a special four-course dinner.

Day Four (Christmas Day) As ever, Christmas Day will be packed with relaxation and celebration. In the morning discover the sights of Lake Garda on our included scenic boat trip, followed by a turkey lunch. In the evening, take a seat for a four-course celebration dinner. Day Five (Boxing Day) Boxing Day’s unmissable optional excursion is to Venice – quite simply one of the world’s most beautiful cities, and perhaps even more so in the winter months. Discover spectacular St Mark’s Square and Cathedral, the bell tower, the Doge’s Palace, the Rialto Bridge, and the Bridge of Sighs. Day Six Transfer back to the airport to check in for your flight home.

Available 22 Dec 2019

Fly direct from these airports. Prices from • Birmingham £779 • Edinburgh £729 • Gatwick £699 • Luton £699 • Manchester £709 • Stansted £709

Optional Excursions • Trento Christmas Markets (full day) Day Two – £32 • Verona & Lake Garda (full day) Day Three – £36 • Venice (full day) Day Five – £76 Riva del Garda

Single Supplement from £85

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Trento Christmas Market

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EXTEND YOUR HOLIDAY STAY FOR NEW YEAR

Trento Christmas Market

Verona

Stay for Christmas & New Year  xtend this Christmas holiday to include New Year and truly make the most of your festive break. See page 60 for E details of the combined Christmas & New Year Lake Garda break.

Your Hotel Choices

Hotel Royal, Riva del Garda, Lake Garda Half-Board

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Price from £699

This hotel is located in a quiet area of Riva, just 300 metres from the lakefront. It is a 20-minute walk from the resort’s centre, and very close to a selection of shops, bars and cafes. The hotel has a bar and lounge area, a breakfast room, a lift and a 24-hour reception. The hotel also has a garden, which surrounds the swimming pool and sunbathing area. Rooms The bedrooms are comfortable. All have private facilities, satellite TV, telephones, hairdryers, safes (payable locally) and balconies.

Hotel Europa, Riva del Garda, Lake Garda Half-Board

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Price from £790

The Europa Hotel is centrally located in Riva del Garda, and boasts a fantastic terrace overlooking the lake. The hotel has a comfortable reception area and bar, plus a stunning roof-top terrace with lake views. It has a lift, Wi-Fi and bicycles for hire. Rooms Each of the guest rooms has private facilities, satellite TV, a safe, a telephone and a hairdryer.

Hotel Savoy Palace, Riva del Garda, Lake Garda Half-Board

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Price from £864

This extremely popular hotel offers a warm welcome from the Tonelli family owners. A 20-minute walk away from Riva’s historical centre, it boasts two pools (one heated indoor), terrace, garden, bar, lounge, reception, three lifts and a piano bar. Rooms All 190 rooms offer satellite TV, telephone, safe, mini-bar, hairdryer and a balcony.

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NEW for 2019

Christmas in Rome

All the wonders of the Eternal City dressed for the season, and the chance to enjoy a taste of la dolce vita.

6-day escorted holiday from £899

Roasted Chesnuts

Saint Peter’s Basilica in Vatican city

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • Stay in a stylish hotel close to Rome’s Opera House • Included guided visit to the Vatican City and St Peter’s Square • Guided tour of the major city sights • Three nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation in the three-star Nord Nuova Hotel, Rome • Christmas Eve meal at a local restaurant • Return flights to Rome • Coach travel and transfers throughout • One piece of hold luggage per person • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Spend a festive break in the glorious Italian capital, taking in the sights, sightseeing and

soaking up the atmosphere in one of the world’s greatest cities. Enjoy a fascinating guided city tour and a special Christmas meal, pay a visit to the Vatican City to marvel at its wonders, perhaps join the crowds for Pope Francis’ Christmas Day address, wander the famous shopping streets and simply enjoy la dolce vita in the place that gave it to the world. Day One Fly to Rome and transfer to the hotel. Settle in and venture out to enjoy a first glimpse of the extraordinary city, and perhaps to eat. Day Two This morning’s first included tour heads across the River Tiber to the Vatican City, where vast St Peter’s Square is overlooked by the Basilica and its great dome. Enter the church to view Bernini’s baldacchino and Michelangelo’s moving pietà. There will also be the opportunity to view the Sistine Chapel where Michelangelo’s frescoes and ceiling are amongst the western world’s greatest masterpieces. This afternoon, enjoy the city at leisure, perhaps donning your walking shoes to take in the sights, or to do some last-minute Christmas shopping. Perhaps dine in the trendy Trastevere district – the choices are all yours. Day Three (Christmas Eve) Join this morning’s guided tour of the Eternal City’s major sights, including the Capitoline Hill, Colosseum and Forum, the jaw-dropping Pantheon, Piazza

Available 22 Dec 2019

Fly direct from these airports. Prices from • Bristol £969 • Edinburgh £969 • Gatwick £899 • Luton £909 • Manchester £969 • Stansted £909

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Day Four (Christmas Day) Although the city is largely quiet today, there is the chance to join the faithful in St Peter’s Square for Pope Francis’ annual Christmas Day address. Perhaps stroll through Rome’s less-crowded-thanusual streets or enjoy a leisurely lunch – many establishments are open today. Day Five Today is free day to explore the city once again – the major museums all re‑open today – or perhaps to join the optional excursion to UNESCO-listed Villa d’Este at fabled, hill-top Tivoli. This evening, perhaps enjoy a last dinner in the city. Day Six Bid “Arrivederci, Roma”, and transfer to the airport for the return flight.

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This stylish hotel, with its comfortable lounges, individually furnished rooms and marbled bathrooms, is close to the Opera House and National Museum, and just a 15-minute stroll from the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. Offering buffet breakfast, a rooftop terrace, free Wi-Fi, and close to many restaurants and bars, the hotel is an ideal base for the stay.

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After another free afternoon, begin your Christmas celebrations with a special meal taken in a local restaurant. Perhaps attend Midnight Mass at St Peter’s this evening (enquire www.papalaudience.org for free tickets).

Hotel Nord Nuova Roma, Rome Bed & Breakfast with Christmas Eve dinner at a nearby restaurant

• Villa D’este (half day) Day Five – £58

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Navona, Rome’s most famous square, the fabled Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain.

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Christmas in the Italian Dolomites

Enjoy a magical festive stay in the heart of the Alto-Adige, Italy’s scenic South Tyrol, an area dominated by the majestic Dolomite mountain range.

6-day escorted holiday from £849

Merano

Italian Dolomites

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • Enjoy festive Merano on Christmas Day • Marvel at the majestic Dolomite Mountain range on an included tour • Opportunity to visit beautiful Innsbruck and the wonderful city of Verona • Five nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the three-star Hotel Rosa Resort in Cavareno • Christmas Day Lunch • Christmas Day Gala Dinner • Return flights to Italy • Coach travel and transfers throughout • One piece of hold luggage per person • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Exuding alpine charm from every pore, surrounded by mountains dotted with slumbering vineyards, and with the warmest of welcomes filled with Christmas cheer, this memorable holiday will be completed by some wonderful included and optional excursions. Day One Fly to Italy, meet your tour manager and head north across the Veneto, passing historic Trento and journeying into the AltoAdige, where the villages become increasingly Austrian and, despite this being Italy, German is widely spoken. Day Two (Christmas Eve) Today brings opportunities to rest and relax, perhaps enjoying the facilities in the wellness centre, a massage or beauty treatment (by arrangement payable locally) or perhaps to take a stroll into the nearby typical Trentino village of Cavareno. An optional excursion today heads north across the Brenner Pass to Tyrolean capital Innsbruck, where highlights will include elegant MarieTheresien-Strasse and the city’s historic Altstadt, where several delightful Christmas markets are filled with the aromas of glühwein and delicious apfel strudel, and the sound of Christmas music wafts through the air. Wander from from stall to stall, each laden with traditional handicrafts or regional delicacies. Perhaps take the funicular to the top of the Hungerberg, where another market complements the superb views of the city below. Return to the hotel to begin your Christmas celebrations.

Available 23 Dec 2019

Fly direct from these airports. Prices from • East Midlands £899 • Gatwick £869 • Manchester £899 • Stansted £849

Optional Excursions • Innsbruck (full day) Day Two – £52 • Verona (full day) Day Five – £49

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Day Three (Christmas Day) A memorable day includes a morning visit to Merano, a celebrated spa town that was once the favoured refuge of Austrian Empress ‘Sissi’. There may be the chance for a morning coffee and slice of traditional apfel strudel in a café, before you return to the hotel, to enjoy a traditional Christmas Turkey lunch, then this evening, a celebration Gala Dinner with music to round off a perfect Christmas Day. Day Four (Boxing Day) Enjoy today’s second included excursion, spent amongst the majestic Dolomites, cloaked in their winter raiment. As well as the chance to enjoy some of Europe’s most dramatic scenery, there’ll be a chance to soak up the warmth of some of the Alto-Adige towns and villages. Day Five A final optional excursion is to Romeo and Juliet’s fabled Verona, on the banks of the River Adige, where the maze of medieval streets and the marbled Piazza Bra, in the shadow of the vast Roman amphitheatre, can be discovered and explored, before you return to the hotel for a last evening. Day Six Bid farewell to your hosts, and transfer back to airport for the return flight.

Hotel Rosa Resort, Cavareno HHH Half-Board Offering sweeping views of the stunning Brenta Dolomites, this well appointed hotel offers a very warm welcome to all our customers. This owner-managed hotel is an ideal base to celebrate the festive season and boasts a comfortable and friendly reception area, a relaxing restaurant and bar plus spa facilities and an indoor swimming pool. Rooms offer a flat-screen TV, telephone and a balcony.

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Fairy-tale Christmas in Bavaria

Magical castles, snow-capped mountains and all the festive warmth of a traditional Bavarian welcome.

6-day escorted holiday from £989

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • Free time to explore Oberau and celebrated Garmisch-Partenkirchen • Marvel at the beautiful Neuschwanstein Castle, home of ‘Mad’ King Ludwig • Explore ‘Passion Play’ village Oberammergau • Five nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the three-star Hotel Forsthaus in Oberau • Enjoy a special Christmas Day Lunch at your hotel • Return flights to Munich • Coach travel and transfers throughout • One piece of hold luggage per person • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Available 22 Dec 2019

Fly direct from these airports. Prices from • Birmingham £1,029 • Bristol £1,169 • Edinburgh £1,099 • Gatwick £1,069 • Heathrow £1,069 • Luton £989 • Manchester £1,019 • Stansted £999

Optional Excursions • Munich City Tour (full day) Day Two – £49 • Innsbruck City Tour (full day) Day Three – £49

Spend an unforgettable few days in an alpine paradise, where your hosts will exude Bavarian Gemütlichkeit – warmth and good cheer – and in addition to a festive stay close to celebrated Garmisch-Partenkirchen, you’ll enjoy some wonderful sights, including famous ‘Passion Play’ village Oberammergau and ‘Mad’ Ludwig’s extraordinary Neuschwanstein castle. Day One Fly to Munich, meet your tour manager and drive south towards the mountains and your Christmas hotel close to the famous resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Settle into your surroundings and enjoy a first evening of Bavarian hospitality. Day Two Today brings opportunities to rest and relax at the delightful hotel, perhaps to take a stroll around the village or a bus into ‘Garmisch’, or to join the optional excursion to famously festive Munich, with its Gothic Town Hall, its nearby Viktualienmarkt food market, and its streets exuding Bavarian charm. Enjoy a guided tour, wander the stalls of Marienplatz’s colourful Christmas market and perhaps visit the worldrenowned Hofbrauhaus for Bavarian beer and sausage! Return to the hotel for the evening. Day Three (Christmas Eve) Join today’s optional excursion, which crosses into Austria to visit Innsbruck, where a guided tour will bring to life the charming Tyrolean capital, with its elegant Maria-Thresien-Strasse main street and its historic Altstadt of shops and warming coffee houses. Return to Oberau to begin your Christmas celebrations.

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Day Four (Christmas Day) Enjoy an included visit to Oberammergau, setting, every ten years, for the world-renowned ‘Passion Play’ performed by townsfolk to audiences from across the globe. Wander through the pretty town, and enjoy a ride to the heights above on the historic Laber Bergbahn cable car, before returning to the hotel for a special Christmas meal and an enjoyable Christmas evening. Day Five (Boxing Day) Perhaps saving the best till last, today’s included excursion has as its highlight the extraordinary sight of the turrets and towers of ‘Mad’ King Ludwig’s famous castle at Neuschwanstein, built high on a rocky crag. Don’t miss strolling across the Marienbrücke for the classic view of this moreDisney-than-Disney fantasy, which is just as fantastical inside as out, with Gothic bedrooms and decorations inspired by Wagnerian opera (castle entrance not included). Enjoy a last evening in the hotel. Day Six Bid farewell to your Bavarian hosts, and transfer back to the airport for your return flight.

Hotel Forsthaus, Oberau  HHH Half-Board This traditionally styled, family run hotel is set in amongst the Bavarian Alps some five miles from famous GarmischPartenkirchen and is an ideal base for a festive stay. In addition to comfortable rooms, with TV and free Wi-Fi, the hotel offers a lounge and cosy dining room, furnished in traditional style, as well as an indoor hot tub, sauna and a small gym.

Single Supplement from £130

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Munich Christmas Market

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NEW for 2019

Christmas in Vienna

The elegant Austrian capital provides a wonderful backdrop for seasonal celebrations, and some truly memorable coffee and cake!

6-day escorted holiday from £949

Vienna Christmas Market

Vienna Christmas Market

Belvedere Palace

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • A guided city tour of Vienna • A visit to Vienna Woods • Five nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the four-star Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen in Vienna • A special lunch on Christmas Day • Return flights to Vienna • Coach travel and transfers throughout • One piece of hold luggage per person • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Enjoy a Christmas to remember in one of Europe’s most elegant and romantic cities,

where the magic of the season is enhanced by Baroque palaces, shopping arcades, churches and museums, enriched by the winter-warming welcome of the city’s celebrated coffee houses, and augmented by the festive strains of Strauss waltzes ringing in the air. Day One Fly to Vienna, meet your tour manager and transfer into the city and your comfortable hotel. Settle into your surroundings and perhaps enjoy a drink before dinner. Day Two The included guided tour will introduce the city, its elegant, UNESCO-listed Innere Stadt of Baroque palaces, great Gothic St Stephan’s Cathedral, sweeping Stephansplatz main square and colonnaded shopping streets. Don’t miss the Imperial Hofburg Palace, perhaps climb to the top of the cathedral’s spire for stunning views, and take a seat in a Kaffeehaus to soak up the unique Viennese atmosphere. Festive markets in several locations add to the magic. Dine once again at the hotel, at the end of a marvellous day. Day Three (Christmas Eve) Spend the morning in the beautiful Vienna Woods, a favourite retreat of composer Beethoven, and former hunting ground of the Viennese elite. Visit the abbey at Heiligenkreuz and the hunting lodge at Mayerling, scene of an infamous Royal scandal.

Available 22 Dec 2019

Fly direct from these airports. Prices from • Bristol £999 • Gatwick £949 • Luton £959 • Stansted £959

Optional Excursion • Bratislava (full day) Day Five – £49

Your Hotel

Return to the hotel to begin your celebrations with a special meal this evening. Day Four (Christmas Day) Spend the day at leisure, perhaps enjoying a walk after breakfast and exchanging gifts, returning for Christmas lunch, then relaxing before rounding off the day with yet another meal with newfound friends this evening. Day Five (Boxing Day) Rest and relax once more after the festivities, or join today’s optional excursion, to Slovakia’s beautiful, Danubeside capital Bratislava, a cosmopolitan mix of Central European influences, glorious Baroque palaces and its own Christmas markets. Wander the stalls of the Main Square or nearby Hviezdoslav’s square, take in the view from the Old Town Hall’s tower or the futuristic UFO bridge spanning the river, and return to Vienna to enjoy a last dinner at the hotel. Day Six Bid farewell to elegant Vienna, and transfer back to airport for the return flight, at the end of a wonderfully festive few days.

Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen, Vienna Half-Board

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Combining ultra-modern, eco-friendly comforts and a stately setting next to the famous Belvedere Palace, just a ten-minute walk from the city centre, this superior four-star hotel is a perfect base for your Christmas stay, offering a vast, six-storey atrium, rooftop breakfast room, stylish bar, and a more formal restaurant. A wellness centre offers gym and sauna, and bright, elegant modern rooms are air-conditioned with TV, mini-bar and safe. There is free Wi-Fi throughout.

Single Supplement from £290 Call us on: 0330 160 7800

To book please see your Local Travel Agent

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Christmas on Lake Bled

A picture-postcard-perfect setting and the festive delights of one of Europe’s most idyllic locations.

6-day escorted holiday from £759

Ljubljana

Lake Bled

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • Soak up the festive atmosphere and activities at Lake Bled • Visit Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, and browse the Christmas market • View the ‘Legend of the Sunken Bell’ light show • Five nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the four-star Hotel Kompas in Bled • Christmas day lunch at the hotel • Traditional cake and tea on Christmas Eve after Midnight Mass • Return flights to Ljubljana or Venice • Coach travel and transfers throughout • One piece of hold luggage per person • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Available 22 Dec 2019

Fly direct from these airports. Prices from • Bristol £789 • Gatwick £759 • Luton £789 • Stansted £779

Optional Excursion • Postojna Caves & Predjama Castle (full day) Day Five – £65

Spend a memorable Christmas in the delightful surroundings of Slovenia’s lakes and

mountains’ paradise where, in addition to the warmest of welcomes at a comfortable hotel, you’ll enjoy a unique festive light show on the beautiful lake and the chance to soak up the atmosphere of Ljubljana, Slovenia’s exquisite riverside capital. Day One Fly to Venice or Ljubljana and board the coach for the transfer to Lake Bled and the hotel. Settle into your surroundings and enjoy a welcome drink before dinner is served. Day Two Today’s included excursion is to the Slovene capital Ljubljana, a Baroque gem straddling the River Ljubljanica, with its walkways, elegant bridges and enchanting Old Town dressed for the festive season. Enjoy a guided introduction from your tour manager, then soak up the atmosphere of this delightful, laid back city, with its wonderful Christmas market selling craft-ware and local produce, and countless bars and cafés perfect for watching the colourful world go by. Return to Bled and the hotel in time for dinner.

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Midnight Mass, after which tea and cake is served at the hotel. Day Four (Christmas Day) A wonderful day includes the chance to view the ‘Legend of the Sunken Bell’, a unique, not-to-be-missed theatrical performance set on – and under – the lake’s waters, enacted by divers, and telling the tale of the island church’s fabled ‘wishing bell’. There will also be the chance to view the Christmas crib and perhaps choose to take a horse and carriage ride along the lakeshore or a ‘gondola’ (pletna) to Bled Island to ‘ring the bell’. Christmas Lunch will be served at the hotel.

Day Three (Christmas Eve) Get to know the lakeside resort town, ringed by forested hills and looking out across the lake to an offshore island crowned by its Gothic church. Wander the stalls of the Christmas market, or perhaps join the optional walk up to famous Bled Castle, to enjoy a medieval show performed by the ‘Lord’ and his knights.

Day Five (Boxing Day) Rest and relax after the festivities, enjoying the hotel and the resort, or perhaps join today’s final optional excursion to one of the world’s most famous caves, the giant chasm at Postojna, where a remarkable ‘Living Nativity’ is staged in the wonderfully illuminated nether world of stalactites and stalagmites. You’ll also visit historic Predjama Castle, magically built into a sheer cliff face, before returning to enjoy a last evening in Bled.

This evening, Christmas celebrations begin. Following dinner there’s the chance to attend

Day Six Bid farewell to magical Lake Bled, and transfer back to airport for the return flight.

Your Hotel

Hotel Kompas, Lake Bled HHHH Half-Board In an elevated position in the centre of Bled, with wonderful views over the lake and to the Alps beyond, this hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with a hairdryer, telephone, flat-screen TV, mini-bar and free Wi-Fi. An indoor pool and well-equipped fitness centre, as well as the warmest of festive welcomes, will add to the pleasure of your stay. Lake view rooms are available for a supplement.

Single Supplement from £225

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Pletna on Lake Bled © www.slovenia.info, Aleš Fevžer

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Christmastime in the Austrian Tyrol

All the traditions, charms and festive delights of an alpine paradise are yours to savour and enjoy.

6-day escorted holiday from £869

Seefeld

Innsbruck Christmas Markets

Austrian Tyrol

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • Stay in the heart of the Tyrol • Included visit to Imperial Innsbruck and the Christmas markets • Festive ‘lantern walk’ • Christmas Day visit to St Anton • Five nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the three-star Hotel Basur in Flirsch‑am-Arlberg • Traditional Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day turkey lunch • Return flights to Innsbruck or Zurich • Coach travel and transfers throughout • One piece of hold luggage per person • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Join us in the heart of Austria’s famous winter-wonderland, to celebrate the season in a

warm and welcoming hotel surrounded by a picture-postcard-perfect landscape of pretty towns and villages set beneath the snow-capped peaks. With an included visit to Imperial Innsbruck, and opportunities to join some wonderful optional excursions, this will be a Christmas to remember! Day One Fly to Zurich or Innsbruck, meet your tour manager and make the scenic transfer by coach to the hotel in the typically Tyrolean village of Flirsch am Arlberg. Settle into your surroundings, before a welcome drink is followed by dinner at the hotel. Day Two Our included visit to Innsbruck not only brings the opportunity to explore the beautiful city, with its famous Maria- Theresien-Strasse, the elegant main street, but also to look for unusual gifts and trinkets amongst the wooden stalls of the colourful Christmas Market, nestled beneath the famous copper-tiled ‘Golden Roof’. Be sure to stop for ‘coffee and cake’ at one of the cafés in the Altstadt. Enjoy this evening’s pre-dinner guided festive ‘lantern’ walk in the company of your hosts. Day Three (Christmas Eve) Rest and relax in the hotel and its surroundings, or join the optional excursion to ‘Mad’ King Ludwig’s famous castle at Neuschwanstein, built high on a rocky crag. Don’t miss strolling across the Marienbrűcke Disney fantasy, which is just as fantastical inside as out, with Gothic bedrooms and decorations

Available 22 Dec 2019

Fly direct from these airports. Prices from • Birmingham £879 • Bristol £899 • Gatwick £869 • Heathrow £929 • Luton £869 • Manchester £899

Optional Excursions

Your Hotel

inspired by Wagnerian opera (castle entrance payable locally). This evening, begin your celebrations with a traditional Christmas Eve Glühwein, before sitting down to a festive dinner, followed by the chance to join locals and visitors alike at Midnight Mass in the village church. Day Four (Christmas Day) This morning, pay a visit to the nearby resort of St Anton, one of Europe’s premier skiing paradises, before sitting down to a Christmas Day Turkey lunch. After a relaxing afternoon you’ll enjoy another dinner in the hotel’s cosy restaurant. Day Five Today’s optional excursion journeys through the scenic winter-wonderland to the classic Tyrolean resort of Seefeld, with its oniondomed church, elegant shops and stores, and array of eateries, both in the town and in the hills above. There’s the chance, weather permitting, to take a ‘sleigh ride through the snow’, before the wonderful festive break is completed with a last dinner at the hotel. Day Six Transfer back to the airport for the return flight.

Hotel Basur, Flirsch am Arlberg Half-Board

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In the heart of the delightful village, next to the pretty church, this family-run hotel exudes Tyrolean charm. A cosy bar and beautiful restaurant will delight each evening, while the well-equipped spa offers sauna and steam bath. Traditionally furnished rooms boast TV, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi. A free bus to neighbouring resorts stops right outside the hotel.

• Neuschwanstein (full day) Day Two – £45 • Seefeld (extended half day) Day Five – £39

Single Supplement from £69 Call us on: 0330 160 7800

To book please see your Local Travel Agent

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NEW for 2019

Christmas in the Norwegian Fjords

Stay in an historic hotel in Norway’s winter-wonderland, cruise the still waters, and journey on a famous mountain railway.

6-day escorted holiday from £1,119

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • Stay in an historic hotel in the heart of the majestic fjords • Enjoy a warm Norwegian welcome • Discover UNESCO-listed Aurlandsfjord on a ‘RIB’ cruise • Learn the art of cheese making in historic Undredal • Experience a traditional Norwegian Christmas • Journey on the famous Flåmsbana Mountain Railway • Lunch in a mountain hotel • Five nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation in the four-star Fretheim Hotel in Flåm • Four dinners and Christmas Lunch • Return flights to Bergen • Coach travel and transfers throughout • One piece of hold luggage per person • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Available 22 Dec 2019

Fly direct from these airports. Prices from • Birmingham £1,239 • Bristol £1,289 • Durham Tees Valley £1,289 • Gatwick £1,119 • Glasgow £1,239 • Leeds/ Bradford £1,289 • Manchester £1,239

Optional Excursion • Future of the Fjords (full day) Day Three – £149

Spend a few unforgettable festive days in the heart of Norway’s scenic fjordland, enjoying the warmth of a renowned hotel in famous Flåm, gateway to UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord on Aurlandsfjord, and starting point of the famous Flåmsbana mountain railway. With traditional Norwegian Christmas meals, and included and optional tours of the stunning surrounding winter-scape, this will be a Christmas to remember – “Skål!” Day One Fly to Bergen and make the scenic transfer by coach to Flåm, and the welcoming Fretheim Hotel. Settle into the surroundings and enjoy a first dinner. Day Two Wrap up warm in the thermals provided to enjoy an exhilarating guided tour by RIB (powerful rigid inflatable boat), as you head into the UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord, surrounded by snow-covered mountains. Call in the World Heritage village of Undredal, with its traditional wooden stave church, and which is famous for its brown and white goat’s cheese. Learn about the art of cheese making and enjoy a tasting. Return to the hotel to relax and enjoy dinner. Day Three (Christmas Eve) An optional excursion today sees you take to the water once more, aboard the eco-friendly, ‘Future of the Fjords’ sightseeing vessel. Highlights include Gudvangen’s authentic ‘living’ Viking Museum, where you’ll enjoy a traditional Viking lunch. You’ll also visit the Stegastein viewing platform for a staggering panorama from 650 metres above the fjord.

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Begin your celebrations this evening with a traditional Norwegian Christmas meal. Day Four (Christmas Day) A special day begins with a guided walking tour of the village, accompanied by stories of Christmases past and other traditional tales. Later, sit down to Christmas lunch, followed by an afternoon spent relaxing, before dinner this evening. Day Five A memorable day includes a journey on the famous Flåmsbana Mountain Railway, through the winter wonderland from virtual sea level towards Myrdal, some 870 metres higher. Voted ‘World’s Best’ by Lonely Planet in 2014, the line passes through some truly breathtaking scenery along its 20-kilometre length. An included lunch is served at the Vatnahalsen Hotel, a mountain retreat in a superb setting. Dine at leisure in the hotel (payable locally), or perhaps complete a festive stay by enjoying a farewell meal in the famous Ægir Brewery. Day Six Bid farewell to your Norwegian hosts and transfer back to Bergen for the return flight.

Freitheim Hotel, Flam Bed & Breakfast with four dinners and Christmas Lunch included

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A member of Norway’s Historic Hotels & Restaurants’ organisation, this landmark property, tastefully modernised, is just 200 metres from the famous rail terminus and the fjord. It features stylish, individually and traditionally furnished rooms, comfortable lounges, lobby with welcoming open fire, and bar. The restaurant offers traditional Norwegian and international dishes, and there is free Wi-Fi.

Single Supplement from £216

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NEW for 2019

Christmas in Moscow

Wrapped up against winter’s crisp chill, experience the Russian capital’s festive colour and sparkling illuminations.

5-day escorted holiday from £749

Tverskoy Boulevard in Moscow

Moscow

Moscow

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • A guided tour of the Russian capital • Visit the Christmas market in Red Square • Entrance to the Kremlin grounds and cathedral • Four nights bed and breakfast accommodation at the four-star Holiday Inn Lesnaya (five-star hotel available for a supplement) • Dinner on Christmas Eve • Christmas Day lunch in a Moscow restaurant with Champagne • Return flights to Moscow • Coach travel and transfers throughout • One piece of hold luggage per person • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Available 23 Dec 2019

Fly from these airports. Prices from • Birmingham £749 • Bristol £879 • Edinburgh £819 • Glasgow £879 • Heathrow £849 • Humberside £999 • Leeds/Bradford £989 • Manchester £849 • Newcastle £969 • Norwich £879

Optional Excursion • A Taste of Moscow (half day) Day Four – £79

Single Supplement from £172 Visa information: Visas are required by British Citizens travelling to Russia. and you must appear in person at the Russian Embassy in either Edinburgh, Manchester or London as part of the process. The cost is approximately £110 if obtained directly and more information can be found online at: ru.vfsglobal.co.uk. We will send full details about the application process approximately 8 weeks prior to travel including your invitation letter. You will need the invitation letter to be able to apply for your visa. Passports must be valid for six months after the visa expiration date

Though the Russian Orthodox Christmas remains two weeks away, the week before

New Year, when western celebrations are in full flow, is a marvellous time to visit mighty Moscow, with the markets a riot of colour and the Slavic capital at its wintertime best. Day One Fly to Moscow, meet your tour manager and transfer into the city and your chosen hotel. Day Two (Christmas Eve) A guided tour brings to life this, one of the world’s great cities, including Red Square, where multi-coloured, onion-domed St Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s eerie Mausoleum and the great Victorian pile of GUM, the former State Department Store, now a thriving, glittering shopping mall, complete with dazzling wintertime decorations, look out over a vast space dotted with the colourful stalls of the city’s largest Christmas market. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the markets on Red Square, warmed by a glühwein or vodka, perhaps to visit a museum or to wander the shops and stores before beginning your celebrations with dinner at the hotel this evening. Day Three (Christmas Day) After a chance to swap presents, enjoy a second guided tour, of the mysterious citadel of the fabled Kremlin, passing through the turreted walls into a fascinating enclave of imposing – and off-

limits – government buildings like the Senate House and the Presidium, the vast State Kremlin Palace concert hall, as well as beautiful squares, churches and palaces. See the three cathedrals of the Assumption, the Annunciation and the Archangel – the last containing the Tombs of the Tsars – and the Ivan the Great Belltower, the Kremlin’s tallest structure. After a fascinating morning, sit down for Christmas Lunch, preceded by celebration champagne, at a Moscow restaurant. Day Four (Boxing Day) Spend the day at leisure, making the most of the opportunity to explore the great city, which brims with fascination. Alternatively, join today’s festive excursion, which includes a short horsecarriage ride through the winter wonderland of Kolomenskoye Tsaritsyno, the former Royal estate in the south of the city, before enjoying a traditional lunch washed down with some vodka tasting. Day Five Bid ‘do svidánya’ to your Moscow hosts, transferring back by to the airport.

Your Hotel Choices

Holiday Inn Lesnaya, Moscow Bed & Breakfast with one lunch and one dinner

HHHH Price from £749

Conveniently located for all the restaurants of bustling Lesnaya Street, and just 300 metres from a metro, this modern hotel offers every convenience, including well-equipped, air-conditioned rooms with TV, tea/coffeemaker, a breakfast buffet, restaurant and popular lobby bar. The hotel also boasts a gym and free Wi-Fi.

Moscow Marriott Grand Hotel, Moscow Bed & Breakfast with one lunch and one dinner

HHHHH Price from £873

In the heart of the city’s central Tverskoy district, with it’s cultured buzz and famous festive illuminations, this truly grand hotel, with its art deco finish, has an indoor pool, gym and spa, busy lobby bar, two restaurants and lounges. Spacious, well-appointed rooms offer TV, mini-bar, hairdryer, free Wi-Fi, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe and telephone.

Call us on: 0330 160 7800

To book please see your Local Travel Agent

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EXTEND YOUR HOLIDAY STAY FOR NEW YEAR

Christmas in Malta

Enjoy the festive season on the friendly Mediterranean island with the warmest of welcomes for British visitors.

8-day escorted holiday from £799

Triton Fountain

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • Enjoy a week’s festive rest, relaxation and exploration – Maltese-style • Soak up the colour and atmosphere of historic capital Valletta • Visit the ancient ‘Three Cities’ – home to the Knights of St John • Gala Christmas Eve dinner and festive entertainment in your chosen hotel • Seven nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the three-star superior Hotel Santana at Qawra (fourstar hotel also available at supplement) • Return flights to Malta • Coach travel and transfers throughout • One piece of hold luggage per person • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Available 20 Dec 2019

Fly direct from these airports. Prices from • Belfast £829 • Birmingham £859 • East Midlands £829 • Gatwick £799 • Luton £829 • Manchester £859 • Southend £799

Optional Excursions • Mdina (full day) Day Four – £49 • Gozo (full day) Day Seven – £56

Illuminated Merchants Street, Valletta

Valletta, Malta

Head south to enjoy a winter-warming, festive break on the historic island of Malta. Set in a blue sea between Africa and Europe, blessed year round with an agreeable climate and boasting one of the world’s most spectacular natural harbours, delightful Malta exudes fascination and interest, and puts on a wonderful festive cloak at Christmas. Day One Fly to Malta and upon arrival meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your chosen hotel in Qawra. Perhaps enjoy a stroll before dinner. Day Two Rest and relax getting to know the area which throws itself into the festivities, with its bars and cafés that fringe the sandy bay all dressed for the season.

Day Five (Christmas Eve) Enjoy another included excursion, journeying ‘back in time’, across Valletta’s Grand Harbour, where three medieval ‘cities’ reflect the island’s rich history. This evening, begin your celebrations with a Gala Christmas Eve Celebration dinner and live entertainment at the hotel.

Day Three The first of the included excursions, explores the island’s fascinating capital, historic Valletta, with a visit to the Malta Experience, and award-winning audio-visual presentation that places the city and the island in its historical context.

Day Six (Christmas Day) Enjoy a perfect day of rest, relaxation and celebration in the hotel and its surroundings. Spend it how you wish, perhaps heading out to enjoy a traditional Christmas Lunch in the local area. This evening, dinner will be served as usual in the hotel.

Day Four As well as the opportunity for some last minute Christmas shopping, today brings the opportunity to join an optional excursion to Mdina, the ancient, fortified former capital, with its beautiful ‘Silent City’ of narrow streets lined by stone-built houses.

Day Seven (Boxing Day) Enjoy a restful day in Qawra, or perhaps join today’s optional excursion to the Malta’s smaller sister isle Gozo, making the short ferry crossing from Cirkewwa to the quaint port of Mgarr. Day Eight Return to the airport and the flight home, at the end of a thoroughly enjoyable stay.

Your Hotel Choices

Supplements

Hotel Santana, Qawra  Half-Board

Hotel Santana Single Room from £122, Superior Room £29, Drinks package £39 Dolmen Resort Hotel Single Room from £136, Sea View Room £49

Close to the Qawra seafront, the Santana is a more-than-comfortable base from which to enjoy the included tours and the surrounding area. An indoor pool, hydro massage facility, fitness room and spa (treatments payable locally), two restaurants and a café add to the pleasure, while rooms have a balcony and a TV.

Stay for Christmas & New Year

Dolmen Resort Hotel, Qawra Half-Board

Extend this Christmas holiday to include New Year and truly make the most of your festive break. See page 62 for details of the combined Christmas & New Year Malta break.

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HHH Price from £799

HHHH Price from £881

Ideally located and boasting a wealth of facilities including a spa area (treatments payable locally), an outdoor and indoor pool, two restaurants, a bar, lift and coffee shop, this hotel also has its own casino. The air-conditioned twin rooms have satellite TV, telephone, safe deposit box, mini-bar and balcony. Local beer, wine and soft drinks are complimentary with dinner.

To book please see your Local Travel Agent


EXTEND YOUR HOLIDAY STAY FOR NEW YEAR

Christmas in Cyprus

Spend the festive season enjoying the friendly welcome and some of the unique traditions of Aphrodite’s sun-kissed isle.

8-day escorted holiday from £799

Ancient Town, Paphos

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • A guided tour of ancient Paphos – a picture at Christmastime • Free time to enjoy Paphos’ pre‑Christmas atmosphere • Gala Dinner on Christmas Eve with entertainment • Boxing Day visit to the – sometimes – snow-capped Troodos Mountains • Seven nights’ half-board accommodation at the three-star Hotel Veronica Paphos (upgrade hotels available at supplements) • Gala Dinner on Christmas Eve • Return flights to Cyprus • Coach travel and transfers throughout • One piece of hold luggage per person • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Available 21 Dec 2019

Fly direct from these airports. Prices from • Bristol £869 • Edinburgh £869 • Gatwick £819 • Luton £819 • Manchester £869 • Stansted £799

Optional Excursion • Nicosia (full day) Day Seven – £60

Supplements Hotel Veronica Single Room £150 Hotel Dionysis Single Room £223, Sea View Room £97 Cypria Maria Beach Hotel Single Room £146, Side Sea View Room £49, Sea View Room £97

Stay for Christmas & New Year Extend this Christmas holiday to include New Year and truly make the most of your festive break. See page 62 for details of the combined Christmas & New Year Cyprus break.

Paphos

This wonderful week-long holiday, based in a choice of two hotels close to the historic resort town of Paphos, is a perfect opportunity to celebrate Christmas in a delightful corner of the Mediterranean, with every chance of winter warmth and sunshine. Day One Fly to Cyprus, meet your tour manager and transfer to your Christmas home‑from-home.

the preparation of a pie, with a piece saved for Santa.

Day Two Rest and relax at the hotel, or take the opportunity for some Christmas shopping. Day Three An included guided tour will bring to life delightful Paphos, which, with its decorated trees and festive lights, looks a picture throughout the Christmas season. Day Four (Christmas Eve) Today is free to rest and relax in the hotel and its surroundings, before you begin your Christmas celebrations with tonight’s Gala Dinner. Cypriot traditions include children singing kalanda – carols – and

Your Hotel Choices

Day Five (Christmas Day) Enjoy a Christmas Day to remember, perhaps taking a stroll or perhaps heading out for lunch in Paphos. Dinner is served in the hotel. Day Six (Boxing Day) Today’s included excursion heads into the spectacular Troödos Mountains, which rise above the plains and the coast. Day Seven Join today’s optional excursion into historic Nicosia, island capital for more than 12 centuries and to the port town Kyrenia. Day Eight Bid farewell to your hosts, and transfer back to the airport for the return flight.

Hotel Veronica, Paphos Half-Board

HHH Price from £799

This small, friendly and traditional hotel is set in gardens close to the resort’s amenities. A frequent bus service runs from close to the hotel. Facilities include a pool (weather permitting), bar and lounge, dining room, and reception area with Wi-Fi. Simply furnished, comfortable rooms offer a TV, air-conditioning, hairdryer and balcony.

Hotel Dionysis, Paphos Half-Board

HHH Price from £888

Centrally located close to all the resort’s amenities, the Dionysis offers traditional hospitality with recently renovated bedrooms. Facilities include two restaurants, café, and bar, outdoor pool and pool bar, a ‘movie theatre’, games room and small gym. Air-conditioned rooms offer private facilities, satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer and balcony.

Leonardo Plaza Cypria Maris Beach Hotel, Paphos HHHH Half-Board Price from £937 This beachside hotel, with its gardens and beach, lies four km from Paphos’ centre. Facilities include seasonal outdoor and indoor pools, spa (treatments payable locally), tennis courts, four restaurants, bars and lounges. Airconditioned rooms offer TV, hairdryer, fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, balcony, free Wi-Fi and complimentary bathrobe and slippers.

Call us on: 0330 160 7800

To book please see your Local Travel Agent

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EXTEND YOUR HOLIDAY STAY FOR NEW YEAR

Christmas in Northern Cyprus

Head to beautiful Kyrenia and its surroundings to enjoy a warm festive welcome and to celebrate the season in traditional style.

8-day escorted holiday from £949

Lokma – traditional sweet

Salamis Roman ruins

Kyrenia Harbour

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • A half day tour of Kyrenia • Visit Bellapais and St Hilarion • Explore ruined Famagusta and ancient Salamis • Seven nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the three-star Altinkaya Hotel in Kyrenia (four-star hotel available at a supplement) • Christmas Eve Dinner and festive Christmas Day lunch • Return flights to Larnaca or Paphos • Coach travel and transfers throughout • One piece of hold luggage per person • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Based close to Kyrenia’s famous harbour where Christmas cheer is guaranteed, this

wonderful week-long holiday, in addition to sparkling celebrations, features a wonderful mix of included highlights and optional tours. Day One Fly to Cyprus and transfer to your hotel. Day Two This morning’s tour will introduce exquisite Kyrenia, its horseshoe-shaped harbour and imposing medieval castle – a picture‑book scene. Day Three Visit Famagusta, today a living museum, with its ruined churches, and the extraordinary Roman ruins of the ancient coastal city of Salamis, with its colonnades, a magnificent theatre and a bathhouse.

Day Six (Boxing Day) Join an optional excursion to the town of Güzelyurt with its archaeology museum and church of Agios Mamas. Day Seven A final optional excursion is to the unspoiled Karpaz peninsula, a rugged spit fringed by some of the island’s bluest waters, dotted with old villages. Day Eight Bid farewell to your Cypriot hosts, and transfer back to the airport for the return flight.

Day Four (Christmas Eve) Join this morning’s optional excursion to historic Nicosia, island capital for more than 12 centuries. This evening, begin your celebrations with a lively Christmas Eve Party, including a buffet Turkey dinner and entertainment.

Available 21 Dec 2019

Fly direct from these airports. Prices from • Bristol £1,039 • Edinburgh £1,039 • Gatwick £949 • Heathrow £959 • Liverpool £959 • Manchester £1,039 • Stansted £949

Optional Excursions • Nicosia (half day) Day Four – £24 • Güzelyurt & Soli Ancient City (full day) Day Six – £36 • Karpaz Peninsula (full day) Day Seven – £36

Supplements Altinkaya Hotel Single Room £91, Main Building Room £21 Pia Bella Hote: Single Room £126, Superior Room £35

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Day Five (Christmas Day) This morning visit the nearby mountain-top castle of St Hilarion and beautiful village of Bellapais, before returning to the hotel to enjoy a special festive lunch.

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Altinkaya Hotel, Kyrenia Half-Board

Stay for Christmas & New Year  xtend this Christmas holiday to include E New Year and truly make the most of your festive break. See page 63 for details of the combined Christmas & New Year Northern Cyprus break.

HHH Price from £949

With a terrace restaurant and comfortable lounge, this family owned hotel offers the warmest of welcomes and air-conditioned rooms – some in the main building (available for a supplement) and others amidst the grounds – with balcony/terrace, safe, telephone, TV, hairdryer and tea/coffeemaking facilities. There is free Wi-Fi in the hotel reception.

Pia Bella Hotel, Kyrenia Half-Board

HHHH Price from £999

This family run, welcoming hotel, just 1.5km from the historic harbour and set amongst tranquil gardens, boasts outdoor terraces, a bar and restaurant, free Wi-Fi in public areas, and rooms that offer airconditioning, tea/coffee-making facilities, satellite TV, a telephone, hairdryer, mini-bar and safe (at a small charge).

To book please see your Local Travel Agent


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New Year on Lake Garda

See in 2020 on Garda’s colourful shores, enjoying warm hospitality, some delightful excursions and a five-course New Year Celebration Dinner!

7-day escorted holiday from £999

Juliet’s Balcony, Verona

Lake Garda

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • A scenic Lake Garda boat trip • Six nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the four-star Hotel Europa in Riva del Garda • A five-course New Year’s Eve Dinner, with traditional panettone and live music • A glass of sparkling wine at midnight • Return flights to Italy • Coach travel and transfers throughout • One piece of hold luggage per person • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Famous Riva del Garda, at the lake’s northern tip, is a delightful spot. Its elegant, pastelpainted buildings surround a little port, and its promenade is the perfect place for a morning stroll. Day One Fly to Italy and transfer to your hotel. Day Two Spend today relaxing, or join our optional excursion. Bolzano, in the heart of the wine-growing Alto-Adige region, is a delightful town surrounded by slumbering vineyards and the towering, craggy peaks of the Dolomites. Here, on the Piazza Walther, you’ll find a wonderful Christmas market. Local craftsmen offer their work for sale, and the food and drink available fuses the flavours of Austria, the Alps and Northern Italy with the tastes of the Mediterranean. Day Three Join the full-day optional excursion to Verona, the historic backdrop for the tragic tale of “Juliet and her Romeo”. Explore, then perhaps head into the welcoming warmth of a café on Piazza Bra to watch the world go by. Return to your hotel via the shoreline of Lake Garda, stopping to admire beautiful vistas of the lake from some of the most popular resorts.

Available 27 Dec 2019

Fly direct from these airports. Prices from • Birmingham £1,119 • Edinburgh £1,069 • Gatwick £1,039 • Luton £1,039 • Manchester £1,069 • Stansted £999

Optional Excursions • Bolzano Christmas Market (full day) Day Two – £43 • Verona & Lake Garda (full day) Day Three – £36 • Venice (full day) Day Four – £76

Bolzano Christmas Market

Day Four Today’s unmissable optional excursion is to Venice – quite simply one of the world’s most beautiful cities, and perhaps even more so in the winter months. Discover spectacular St Mark’s Square and Cathedral, the bell tower, the

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Doge’s Palace, the Rialto Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs. Day Five (New Year’s Eve) A special day begins with an included boat trip on Garda’s waters, giving you the opportunity to view the lake and its surroundings from a different perspective. Return to the hotel to prepare for this evenings gala New Year’s Eve Dinner, a wonderful way to ring in 2020. Day Six (New Year’s Day) Spend today at leisure, either in the hotel or in the surroundings of Riva. Complete a wonderful festive celebration this evening with a candlelit dinner at the hotel. Day Seven Transfer back to the airport for your return flight.

Stay for Christmas & New Year Combine this New Year holiday with our Christmastime departure and make the most of the festive season! See page 60 for details of the combined Christmas & New Year Lake Garda break.

Hotel Europa, Riva del Garda, Lake Garda HHHH Half-Board Hotel Europa is centrally located in Riva del Garda and boasts a fantastic roof terrace and restaurant with views across the lake. There is also a bar and Wi-Fi available. Rooms have satellite TV, safe, hairdryer and a telephone.

Single Supplement from £138 Call us on: 0330 160 7800

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New Year on Lake Como – All-Inclusive

EXTEND YOUR HOLIDAY COME FOR CHRISTMAS

Ring in 2020 in one of Europe’s most beautiful corners, with all the comforts of a welcoming lakeside hotel.

7-day escorted holiday from £1,019

Bernina Express

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • Enjoy the New Year magic of Italy’s romantic lake • Cross Lake Como by boat to discover idyllic Bellagio • Como Town Magic Light Festival • Visit stylish Swiss Lugano • Six nights’ all-inclusive (breakfast, lunch, dinner & drinks) accommodation at the three-star Hotel Britannia Excelsior in Cadenabbia Griante on Lake Como (an alternative three-star hotel on a half-board basis with all inclusive drinks package is available at a supplement) • A six-course New Year’s Eve dinner with music and fireworks • Return flights to Milan • Coach travel and transfers throughout • One piece of hold luggage per person • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Available 27 Dec 2019

Fly direct from these airports. Prices from • Birmingham £1,119 • Edinburgh £1,069 • Gatwick £1,019 • Luton £1,039 • Manchester £1,069 • Stansted £1,039

Optional Excursions • Bernina Express (full day) Day Three – £75 • Milan (full day) Day Four – £55 • Boat Cruise Day Six – £37

Supplements Single Room from £150, Lake View Room £90

Stay for Christmas & New Year Combine this New Year holiday with our Christmastime departure and make the most of the festive season! See page 59 for details of the combined Christmas & New Year Lake Como break.

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Lugano

Lake Como

Enjoy an unforgettable celebration on Como’s elegant shores, as you enjoy a six-

course feast and watch a spectacular firework display over the lake. Spend a week in a comfortable hotel, visit beautiful Bellagio and Como Town’s brilliant Light Festival, and as well as the New Year’s Eve celebrations, enjoy some marvellous optional excursions. Day One Fly to Milan, meet your tour manager and transfer by coach to your hotel.

Gothic church. Enjoy a tour in the company of a local guide, then explore under your own steam.

Day Two Cross the lake to stunning Bellagio, often described as Italy’s most beautiful town, and step ashore to explore, before returning across the water for lunch in the hotel. Later, board a coach for the journey to Como Town, to discover the lakeside Piazza Cavour, bustling Via Plinio, majestic cathedral and evening Magic Light Festival.

Day Five (New Year’s Eve) An unforgettable day begins with a half-day excursion to Switzerland’s stylish Lugano, delightfully set on the shore of the smaller lake of the same name. After a chance to explore, return to the hotel to begin your celebrations.

Day Three On today’s unforgettable optional excursion, board the famous Bernina Express from Tirano to St Moritz, one of the world’s most celebrated playgrounds. Window-shop or enjoy a coffee before returning to Como by coach. Day Four Join this morning’s optional fullday excursion to Milan, one of Europe’s most exciting cities, home to the Sforzesco Castle, the famous shopping Galleria, La Scala – one of the world’s greatest opera houses – and the great cathedral, Il Duomo, which is the world’s largest

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A six-course dinner includes an aperitivo, antipasto, fish, meat, dessert and traditional panettone, before the evening continues with live music and, to ring in 2020, a firework display over the lake. For those still a little peckish, a traditional Italian ‘good luck and prosperity’ dish of lentils and pork sausage will be served after midnight! Day Six (New Year’s Day) Rest and relax after the festivities, or join today’s optional gentle cruise on the lake – a wonderful way to begin the New Year – before enjoying dinner at the hotel. Day Seven Bid “Arrividerci” to your hosts, and transfer back to airport for the return flight.

Hotel Britannia Excelsior, Cadenabbia-Griante,  Lake Como All-Inclusive

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A former 19th-century inn, this will be an ideal base for a New Year stay. The all-inclusive meals and drinks package (local spirits, wine, beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee from 8.30am – midnight), the bars, lounges and dining room, and comfortable, traditionally furnished rooms with a TV, telephone and hairdryer all add to the comfort of your stay. Free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby.

New for 2019: We also offer the three-star Hotel Bazzoni on a half-board meal basis (breakfast and dinner) with an All-Inclusive drinks package. Please see our website for further information.

To book please see your Local Travel Agent


EXTEND YOUR HOLIDAY COME FOR CHRISTMAS

New Year in Cyprus

Celebrate the arrival of 2020 on Aphrodite’s sun-kissed isle, where you can expect the warmest of welcomes and a memorable stay.

6-day X-day escorted holiday from from £X,XXX £699

Paphos Harbour Castle

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • A guided tour of ancient Paphos – a picture at Christmastime • New Year’s Eve visit to the – sometimes – snow-capped Troodos Mountains • Free time to enjoy Paphos’ festive atmosphere • Gala Dinner on New Year’s Eve • Five nights’ half-board accommodation at the three-star Hotel Veronica, Paphos (upgrades available for a supplement) • Return flights to Cyprus • Coach travel and transfers throughout • One piece of hold luggage per person • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Available 28 Dec 2019

Fly direct from these airports. Prices from • Bristol £799 • Gatwick £699 • Luton £729 • Manchester £789 • Stansted £729

Optional Excursion • Limassol & Aphrodite’s Rock (full day) Day Three – £34

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Paphos

Based in a choice of hotels in – or close to – the historic resort town of Paphos, this is the

chance to enjoy a little winter sunshine, some fascinating included and optional tours, and a memorable New Year’s Eve with new-found friends in your chosen hotel. Day One Fly to Cyprus, meet your tour manager and transfer to your chosen hotel in the island’s southwest corner. Day Two An included guided tour will bring to life delightful Paphos, which with its decorated trees and festive lights, looks a picture throughout the Christmas season. Day Three Today’s optional tour heads first along the coast to ‘Aphrodite’s Rock’, where the goddess is said to have risen from the waves. Head on to ancient Curium, with its magnificent Greco-Roman theatre before discovering Cyprus’ bustling second city Limassol. With some fascinating sights, excellent shopping, and

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a compact Old City, this fascinating place is also centre of the Cypriot wine industry. Day Four (New Year’s Eve) Today’s included excursion heads into the spectacular Troödos Mountains, which rise above the plains and the coast. Return to the hotel to begin your New Year celebrations with tonight’s Gala Dinner, and at midnight, head outside to see fireworks in the night sky. Day Five (New Year’s Day) Rest and relax in the hotel today, perhaps taking a stroll through town or along the seashore. Day Six Transfer back to the airport for the return flight.

Hotel Veronica, Paphos Half-Board

This small, friendly and traditional hotel is set in gardens close to the resort’s amenities. A frequent bus service runs from close to the hotel. Facilities include a pool (weather permitting), bar and lounge, dining room, and reception area with Wi-Fi. Simply furnished, comfortable rooms offer a TV, air-conditioning, hairdryer and balcony.

Hotel Veronica Single Room £107 Hotel Dionysis Single Room £159, Sea View Room £69 Cypria Maria Beach Hotel Single Room £104, Side Sea View Room £35, Sea View Room £69

Hotel Dionysis, Paphos Half-Board

Stay for Christmas & New Year

Hotel Cypria Maris, Paphos Half-Board

Combine this New Year holiday with our Christmastime departure and make the most of the festive season! See page 62 for details of the combined Christmas & New Year Cyprus break.

HHH Price from £699

HHH Price from £763

Centrally located close to all the resort’s amenities, the Dionysis offers traditional hospitality with recently renovated bedrooms. Facilities include two restaurants, café, and bar, outdoor pool and pool bar, a ‘movie theatre’, games room and small gym. Air-conditioned rooms offer private facilities, satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer and balcony.

HHHH Price from £801

This beachside hotel, with its gardens and beach, lies four km from Paphos’ centre. Facilities include seasonal outdoor and indoor pools, spa (treatments payable locally), tennis courts, four restaurants, bars and lounges. Airconditioned rooms offer TV, hairdryer, fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, balcony, free Wi-Fi and complimentary bathrobe and slippers.

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EXTEND YOUR HOLIDAY COME FOR CHRISTMAS

New Year in Northern Cyprus

See in 2020 in beautiful Kyrenia and its surroundings, celebrating at a welcoming hotel.

8-day escorted holiday from £899

Salamis Roman ruins

Bellapais

Kyrenia Harbour

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • A half day tour of Kyrenia • Visit Bellapais and St Hilarion • Explore ruined Famagusta and ancient Salamis • Seven nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the three-star Altinkaya Hotel in Kyrenia (four-star hotel available at a supplement) • Enjoy a New Year’s Eve celebration dinner at the hotel • Return flights to Larnaca or Paphos • Coach travel and transfers throughout • One piece of hold luggage per person • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Based close to Kyrenia’s famous harbour, and where seasonal cheer is guaranteed, this

wonderful week-long holiday, in addition to sparkling celebrations, features a wonderful mix of included highlights and optional tours. Day One Fly to Cyprus and transfer to your hotel. Day Two This morning’s tour will introduce exquisite Kyrenia, its horseshoe-shaped harbour and imposing medieval castle – a picture book scene. Day Three Visit Famagusta, today a living museum, and the extraordinary Roman ruins of the ancient coastal city of Salamis, with its colonnades, a magnificent theatre and a bathhouse. Day Four (New Year’s Eve) Begin a special day by joining this morning’s optional excursion to historic Nicosia, island capital for more than 12 centuries.

ruins of its Gothic abbey. This idyllic spot was home to celebrated writer Lawrence Durrell. Day Six Enjoy an optional excursion to the town of Güzelyurt with its archaeology museum and church of Agios Mamas. Day Seven A final optional excursion is to the unspoiled Karpaz peninsula, a rugged spit fringed by some of the island’s bluest waters, dotted with old villages. Day Eight Bid farewell to your Cypriot hosts, and transfer back to the airport for the return flight.

This evening, enjoy a New Year’s Eve dinner at the hotel with live entertainment.

Available 28 Dec 2019

Fly direct from these airports. Prices from • Bristol £999 • Edinburgh £999 • Gatwick £899 • Heathrow £919 • Liverpool £919 • Manchester £999 • Stansted £899

Optional Excursions • Nicosia (half day) Day Four – £24 • Güzelyurt & Soli Ancient City (full day) Day Six – £36 • Karpaz Peninsula (full day) Day Seven – £36

Single Supplements  ltinkaya Hotel Single Room £91, A Main Building Room £21 Pia Bella Hotel Single Room £112, Superior Room £35

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Day Five (New Year’s Day) Rest and relax after the festivities, then enjoy an afternoon visit to the nearby mountain-top castle of St Hilarion and beautiful village Bellapais, beneath the preserved

Your Hotel Choices

Altinkaya Hotel, Kyrenia Half-Board

Stay for Christmas & New Year Combine this New Year holiday with our Christmastime departure and make the most of the festive season! See page 63 for details of the combined Christmas & New Year Northern Cyprus break.

HHH Price from £899

With a terrace restaurant and comfortable lounge, this family owned hotel offers the warmest of welcomes and air-conditioned rooms – some in the main building (available for a supplement) and others amidst the grounds – with balcony/terrace, safe, telephone, TV, hairdryer and tea/coffeemaking facilities. There is free Wi-Fi in the hotel reception.

Pia Bella Hotel, Kyrenia Half-Board

HHHH Price from £949

This family run, welcoming hotel, just 1.5km from the historic harbour and set amongst tranquil gardens, boasts outdoor terraces, a bar and restaurant, free Wi-Fi in public areas, and rooms that offer air conditioning, tea/coffee-making facilities, satellite TV, a telephone, hairdryer, mini-bar and safe (at a small charge).

To book please see your Local Travel Agent


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New Year in Malta

Ring in 2020 in the surroundings of the fascinating, historic island at the heart of the blue Mediterranean.

6-day escorted holiday from £799

Valletta

Auberge de Castille

Valletta

Tour Highlights & Inclusions • Ring in 2020 in the Mediterranean’s friendly, welcoming island • Soak up the colour and atmosphere of historic capital Valletta • Visit historic Mdina – the ‘Silent City’ • Discover Rabat and its catacombs and Mosta’s ‘miracle church’ • Five nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the three-star superior Hotel Santana in Qawra (fourstar hotel available for a supplement) • New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner with live music and entertainment in your chosen hotel • Return flights to Malta • Coach travel and transfers throughout • One piece of hold luggage per person • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Celebrate in style, as you fly south to historic Malta to enjoy the charms of a place famed for its warm welcome for British visitors, one which is full of fascination and interest and which puts on an especially glittering cloak at this special time of year. Day One Fly to Malta, meet your tour manager and transfer to your chosen hotel in Qawra. Perhaps enjoy a stroll before dinner at the hotel. Day Two The first of the included excursions explores capital Valletta and includes a visit to the award-winning Malta Experience, as well as major sights like Auberge de Castille, former home to the Knights of St John and the Upper Barracca Gardens. Day Three Join today’s optional excursion to Malta’s smaller, greener, sister isle Gozo. In sharp contrast to its bustling neighbour, Gozo, which is dotted with prehistoric Neolithic temples and churches, including Ta’ Pinu’s great shrine, presents a sleepy, timeless face to the modern world, with highlights including Calypso’s Cave, Dwerja’s ‘Inland Sea’, the coastal resort of Xlendi and the capital, Victoria.

famous church, the vast unsupported dome of which survived a direct hit during WW2. The tour also includes Rabat and Mdina, the ancient, fortified former capital, with its beautiful ‘Silent City’ of narrow streets lined by stonebuilt houses. This evening, celebrate in style with a Gala dinner and live entertainment at the hotel. Day Six Return to the airport for the flight home, at the end of a wonderful celebration break.

Day Four Enjoy a day of rest and relaxation. Day Five (New Year’s Eve) A hugely enjoyable day begins with a journey inland to Mosta’s

Available 27 Dec 2019

Fly direct from these airports. Prices from • Birmingham £869 • East Midlands £849 • Gatwick £799 • Luton £829 • Manchester £849

Optional Excursion • Gozo Island (full day) Day Three – £56

Supplements  otel Santana Single Room £111, H Superior Room £21, Drinks Package £28 Dolmen Resort Hotel Single Room £97, Sea View Room £35

Stay for Christmas & New Year  ombine this New Year holiday with our C Christmastime departure and make the most of the festive season! See page 62 for details of the combined Christmas & New Year Malta break.

Your Hotel Choices

Hotel Santana, Qawra  Half-Board

HHH Price from £799

Close to the Qawra seafront, the Santana is a more-than-comfortable base from which to enjoy the included tours and the surrounding area. An indoor pool, hydro massage facility, fitness room and spa (treatments payable locally), two restaurants and a café add to the pleasure, while rooms offer a balcony and a TV.

Dolmen Resort Hotel, Qawra Half-Board

HHHH Price from £958

Ideally located and boasting a wealth of facilities including a spa area (treatments payable locally), an outdoor and indoor pool, two restaurants, a bar, lift and coffee shop. This hotel has its own casino. The air-conditioned twin rooms have satellite TV, telephone, safe deposit box, mini-bar and balcony. Local beer, wine and soft drinks are complimentary with dinner.

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Celebrate the festive

season in style...

The ‘most wonderful time of the year’ is celebrated in great style aboard A-ROSA’s fleet of river cruise vessels, as they take in some glittering cities dressed in their festive finery.

Vienna Christmas Market, Austria

Christmas Markets & Festive shopping There’s nothing more guaranteed to get you in the mood for the Festive Season than visits to Europe’s famous Christmas Markets, where the air is filled with the aromas of gingerbread and Glühwein and colourful wooden stalls are laden with unusual gifts and decorations. Combine such festive treats with the chance to wander through city streets lined with glittering shops and stores, and the warmth and welcome of an A-ROSA river cruise ship.

Christmas & New Year Celebrations! Celebrate the Season, or welcome in – can it really be? – 2020 aboard a warm and welcoming A-ROSA river cruise ship, as you step aboard for a Christmas or New Year cruise taking in the sights and festive sounds of the mighty river Rhine or ‘Blue’ Danube. Visit great towns and cities, and enjoy some very special moments – A-ROSA-style.

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Düsseldorf, Germany

...on an all-inclusive river cruise! Make yourself at home...

As befits some of the smartest ships plying Europe’s famous rivers, your cabin will exude contemporary chic and every modern convenience. A comfortable bed, well-appointed bathroom, flat-screen TV, direct-dial telephone, free Wi-Fi and complimentary bathrobe, pool towel and slippers all ensure that whichever grade of cabin you choose, you will feel immediately at home. All cabins boast windows from which to take in the passing views and higher-grade options offer ‘Juliet balcony’ with French windows, and some suites a full balcony with overhead heating.

Flexible dining arrangements – eat when you choose Enjoy full-board dining arrangements on board your chosen ship, with buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner available throughout generous mealtimes each day.

Regional treats and specialities From time to time, the ship’s chefs will come up with a special treat or two, complementing your location on the river – all adding to the enjoyment of your holiday at no extra charge.

Cheers! The bar is open

Throughout the day, rest and relax in the bars or lounge with a glass of your favourite tipple. All drinks, including speciality teas and coffees, mineral water, sodas, beers, most wines and most top brand spirits, are free of charge.

We offer seven festive cruises – which will you choose? Call us on: 0330 160 7800

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5-Day River Cruise by Air from £859

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Rhine Christmas Markets

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Cruise Highlights & Inclusions

··Embark A-ROSA AQUA in Cologne ··Sail south through the UNESCO-listed Rhine Gorge ··Evening call in Mannheim is home to France’s oldest ··Strasbourg Christmas Market ··Walking tour of historic Mainz nights’ All-Inclusive cruise aboard A-ROSA ··Four AQUA, with accommodation in your chosen cabin, complimentary bathrobe, slippers, and toiletries, on-board buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, beverages throughout the day, including top quality alcoholic drinks, on-board entertainment and activities

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ends in the shadow of Rhineland capital Cologne’s twin-towered Dom cathedral, includes calls in a trio of great cities bursting with festive atmosphere, while aboard A-ROSA AQUA it’s seasonal fun all the way. Take in lively Mannheim, where 200 stalls are gathered around the city’s ancient water tower, and discover the wonderful festive atmosphere of Alsace capital Strasbourg, which has been famed for its Christmas markets for 400 years. Returning downstream to Mainz, you’ll enjoy an included walking tour of the historic city, with its great cathedral and Gutenberg Museum, as well as the opportunity to visit its stylish Christmas Market in the cathedral’s shadow, before enjoying a final night of celebration, A-ROSA-style, as the ship makes her way back to Cologne.

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5-Day River Cruise by Air from £1,399

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This very special Christmas break includes Christmas

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A-ROSA DONNA in Engelhartszell ··Embark (Passau) ··Wachau Valley cruise and call at Dürnstein ··Christmas Eve arrival in Vienna ··Christmas Day tour of the Austrian capital ··Visit to Melk special festive meals and entertainment ··Enjoy aboard ship nights’ All-Inclusive cruise aboard A-ROSA ··Four DONNA, with accommodation in your chosen cabin, complimentary bathrobe, slippers, and toiletries, on-board buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, beverages throughout the day, including top quality alcoholic drinks, on-board entertainment and activities

Day spent in the elegant surroundings of Imperial Vienna, a visit to impossibly pretty Dürnstein, beneath the historic castle where Richard the Lionheart was once imprisoned en route to the Crusades, the opportunity to pay a visit to Melk’s fabled Stift Abbey, and of course a host of special festive celebrations aboard ship. Board A-ROSA DONNA in Engelhartszell (Passau), and cruise first to the beautiful Wachau Valley for a Christmas Eve visit to idyllic Dürnstein. Cruise on to arrive by evening in Vienna, to begin your celebrations on board. Christmas Day will include, in addition to continued celebrations, a guided tour of the magnificent city, before a wonderful festive break is completed with a call in Melk, where you might like to visit the famous Abbey, before returning to Passau.

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Rhine Cruise & Amsterdam at Christmas

6-Day River Cruise by Air from £1,439

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22 December 2019 A-ROSA AQUA

Join gleaming A-ROSA AQUA and celebrate the season

as she cruises from Cologne into the northern reaches of the river to call at ‘Diamond Capital’ Antwerp and cosmopolitan Amsterdam, before spending a final evening in Düsseldorf. On board the ship, in addition to the chance to relax and enjoy the spa and other amenities, there’ll be a full programme of festive fun and entertainment.

Cruise Highlights & Inclusions

··Embark A-ROSA AQUA in Cologne ··Overnight stay in Diamond Capital Antwerp ··Christmas Day in Amsterdam includes a city tour ··Evening visit to Düsseldorf special festive meals and entertainment ··Enjoy aboard ship ··Five nights’ All-Inclusive cruise

New Year on the Rhine 27 December 2019 A-ROSA AQUA

Amsterdam, Netherlands

7-Day River Cruise by Air from £1,789

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Celebrate in style aboard A-ROSA AQUA, sailing from

Cologne to party-loving Rüdesheim, Alsace capital Strasbourg and historic Mainz, before spending New Year’s Eve in glittering Frankfurt. Explore at your leisure or join an excursion to Sachsenhausen’s famed apple-wine taverns, before enjoying the on-board celebrations. On New Year’s Day, cruise back to Koblenz for a final evening, before returning to Cologne.

Cruise Highlights & Inclusions

from Cologne to wine-town Rüdesheim, Strasbourg, ··Sail Mainz, Frankfurt and Koblenz ··Included tours of Strasbourg and Koblenz ··New Year’s Eve in Frankfurt ··Special on-board festive meals and entertainment ··Six nights’ All-Inclusive cruise

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Alte Oper, Frankfurt, Germany


5-Day River Cruise by Air from £889

Danube Christmas Markets | 29 November, 7 & 15 December 2019

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Get your Christmas off to a flying start by joining this wonderful

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cruise through Germany and Austria, taking in the glorious scenery of the ‘Blue’ Danube and including an overnight stay in glorious Vienna, the elegant former capital of the Hapsburg Empire and one of Europe’s most celebrated festive cities. Cruise Highlights & Inclusions

from Engelhartszell (Passau), through the scenic ··Cruise Wachau Valley to Vienna ··Included tour of the Austrian capital and its Christmas markets ··Call at cosmopolitan Linz ··Special festive meals and entertainment aboard ship ··Four nights’ All-Inclusive cruise

New Year on the Blue Danube | 27 December 2019

Vienna's Christmas Market, Austria

8-Day River Cruise by Air from £2,019

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See in 2020 in A-ROSA style, on a celebration cruise taking

in Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna, where you’ll enjoy an unforgettable New Year that will include a guided tour, the chance to visit the beautiful Schönbrunn Palace and a host of on-board celebrations. The cruise is completed with a visit to pretty Dürnstein in the Wachau Valley and a final day in cosmopolitan Linz. Cruise Highlights & Inclusions

the Blue Danube from Engelhartszell (Passau) to ··Sail Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Dürnstein and Linz ··On-board celebrations in Vienna ··Special on-board festive meals and entertainment ··Seven nights’ All-Inclusive cruise

Paris, Normandy & the Seine at Christmastime | 28 November, 2, 10, 18 December 2019 | A-ROSA VIVA

These wonderful pre-Christmas cruises, which begin and end close

to the glorious ‘City of Light’, offer opportunities to experience the French capital at its festive finest, and, as gleaming A-ROSA VIVA sails into the meanders of the famous Seine, chances to rest and relax on board and to enjoy visits to some charming places along the way.

Budapest, Hungary

5-Day River Cruise by Air from £799

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Flying from Aberdeen  Birmingham  Cardiff  Edinburgh  Exeter  Gatwick  Glasgow  Heathrow  Leeds/Bradford  Luton  Manchester  Newcastle  Southampton  Southend

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Cruise Highlights & Inclusions

··Embark A-ROSA VIVA in St Denis, Paris ··Calls in Rouen, Mante-la-Jolie and St Denis for Paris ··Full day and included tour in the French capital ··Special on-board festive meals and entertainment ··Four nights’ All-Inclusive cruise Call us on: 0330 160 7800

Notre Dame, Paris, France

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Lapland Santa Experience Day Trip

Join us for one amazing day, full of laughter and fun, a few tears of joy... and some precious family memories to cherish forever.

Santa Experience Day Break Inclusions

Join Newmarket Holidays for the most exciting, most

• Search for Santa experience • Private Santa Meeting • Token Children’s gift • Snowmobile Adventure • Reindeer Sleigh Ride • Husky Dog Experience • Tobogganing, ‘snowballing’ and snowman-making • Thermal Clothing • Lunch • Return flights to Pajala in Swedish Lapland, North of the Arctic Circle • In-flight catering • Return airport transfers to Santa’s Village

Available Nov & Dec 2019

Fly direct from • Birmingham £549 • Bournemouth £549 • Cardiff £549 • East Midlands £549 • Exeter £549 • Gatwick £549 • Glasgow £549 • Humberside £549 • Leeds/Bradford £549 • Liverpool £549 • Norwich £549

Exclusive to Newmarket Holidays Your specially chartered flight will be the only ‘Santa’ flight to Pajala on this day, and numbers are strictly limited so that you have time to appreciate every magical moment.

magical and without doubt most unforgettable day ever. Fly direct from your local airport to a still, white wilderness high above the Arctic Circle, where amongst the snowy forests, in a land inhabited by the ancient Sami people, with their husky dogs and reindeer, as children of all ages know, there also lives, hidden from view, a Very Special Person.

Treat your family to the most exciting, magical and unforgettable day ever. Fly to a still, white wilderness high above the Arctic Circle where, amongst the snowy forests in a land inhabited by the ancient Sami people and their husky dogs and herds of reindeer, as children of all ages know, there lives a Very Special Person. Full of activity from beginning to end, your Lapland Experience is an opportunity to enjoy a day like no other, full of wonder for children of all ages, played out in a truly authentic setting, as the friendly Lappish hosts welcome you to their pristine homeland, and you discover an entirely different snow-white world. Journey back to nature as you take part in a host of wonderful adventures that will provide indelible, life-long memories. Enjoy a ride on a sleigh drawn by reindeer. Drive a snowmobile on prepared tracks through the snow. Experience the thrill of a husky-drawn sledge ‘safari’. And, of course, the highlight of the Pajala day – journey on a ‘secret path’ to the isolated house that is home to Arctic Circle Santa Claus himself!

Country

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Finland

Stockholm

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Escorted day break from £549 Adult (Ages 2-15) £499 Child

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The friendly Lapps go out of their way to preserve the authentic, magical nature of their beautiful corner of the world on this exclusive tour.


Santa’s Grotto

Husky Dogsled

A Perfect Family Memory – A Private Meeting with A Very Special Person Your day begins with your exclusively chartered direct flight north to Newmarket’s dedicated Lapland airport in Pajala, 80 kilometres beyond the Arctic Circle and gateway to the heart of Swedish Lapland. Your flight will be the only ‘Santa’ flight to Pajala on this day, and on arrival you’ll be met by your Lappish hosts dressed in traditional Sami costume and will board a coach to make the very short journey to Pajala’s purpose-built ‘Santa’s Home’, tucked away in the forest and a place of magic and wonder for everyone.  rapped up against the Arctic chill in the thermal garments that W are supplied on arrival, in no time at all you’ll be heading out into the snow to start your adventures. All the activities take place at points a short distance from the central log cabin that house the restaurant, each separated from the others to ensure that each new thrill comes as a surprise to children and adults alike. As your day unfolds you’ll participate in each of the different, fun-filled activities; will have the chance to enjoy warming drinks at each activity ‘station’, and no doubt between activities; will have ‘fun in the snow’, with toboggan rides, snowball fights and the chance to build a snowman.

Your once in a lifetime experiences There’s little doubt that your Lapland Santa Day Break will be unforgettable from beginning to end, full of unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences that children and adults alike will treasure forever! Our Lappish hosts will go out of their way to ensure that each wonderful activity you take part in during the day will be equally enjoyable for every member of your family and party, with plenty of unexpected surprises to go with your Arctic adventures. With numbers strictly limited there’ll be time to experience all that the Pajala centre has to offer during your exclusive visit. There will also be plenty of time, though, to catch your breath and to enjoy a warming drink or two between each thrilling experience, and of course opportunities to take photographs of your stay and to visit the souvenir store to ensure that you have plenty of mementoes to treasure from your day.

The highlight of the day will come as you venture through the forest on a ‘secret’ path lit with twinkling lights to the hut where Santa himself is waiting to greet each child personally. It’s the most magical moment of all, as wide-eyed children’s dreams come true, and a smile – or a tear – is guaranteed on every adult’s face.

A Magical Reindeer Sleigh Ride If anything sums up the magic and wonder of your Lapland Day Break, then it’s the journey on a traditional sleigh pulled by some of Santa’s reindeer – though possibly not Rudolf and his friends, since flying sleighs aren’t approved by Lapland Elf and Safety! Sit back beneath a warm blanket and enjoy the moment as you “jingle all the way” through the forest – another highlight of a wonderful day!

Husky Experience Very much the ‘work-horses’ of the Sami people before the ‘skidoo’ came along, the teams of hardy, sure-footed huskies were vital for man’s survival in the inhospitable Arctic for centuries. Learn all about this wonderful breed and the ‘art’ of mushing, and enjoy an exhilarating ride over the frozen ground in a traditional sleigh drawn by the willing dogs.

Fun in the Snow! Take time to enjoy the family-fun of being in the snow for a day, perhaps helping to build a snowman, throwing a few well-aimed snowballs or enjoying a toboggan ride. Everyone’s a child for the memory-filled day at Pajala.

A Thrilling Snowmobile Ride Enjoy the thrill of being at the helm of a highpowered snowmobile – on a specially prepared ‘circuit’ marked out in the snow close to the Activity Centre. Holders of full driving licences can take the controls, while for children under 15 there will be the chance to be pulled along in a sleigh. The snowmobile has revolutionised transportation in Lapland, and is a thrilling experience to boot!

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Departures & Prices

Prices, Airport Selection & Departures The following pages give you the information that you need in order to make your holiday choice, including departure date changes for each of the holidays shown in this brochure, the choice of UK departure airports available and price ranges from your chosen airport, for your chosen departure, including any single room and upgrade supplements. You’ll also find scheduled flight times and durations and approximate transfer times (in normal traffic conditions by coach) from the arrival airport to your chosen destination (see note about transfers below). Should you require any further information, please see your local travel agent, look on the website, or call one of our Travel Advisors on 0330 160 7800. 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. Prices shown are for guidance only and can change, depending on departure date, occupancy and room choice. Exact prices will be reconfirmed at time of booking, and will be covered by our No-Surcharge Guarantee. Flight times shown are only an indication as airline schedules can change. Please check online for the most up-to-date information. We will inform you of any changes that take place subsequent to your booking.  ll 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. A 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. The prices shown in the brochure were correct at time of print. Please check our website or call us for the most up to date prices.

Christmas Markets Italian Dolomites Christmas Markets – page 12 UK Airport Belfast Int. Bristol Edinburgh Edinburgh Gatwick Luton Manchester Stansted

Destination Airport Venice Marco Polo Venice Marco Polo Venice Marco Polo Venice Treviso Verona Venice Marco Polo Venice Marco Polo Venice Treviso Single Supplement

Pricing

Departs

from – to £499 £479 £499 £519 £449 – £469 £469 £499 £479 £114

Flight times Outbound 14:30/18:15 15:20/18:35 14:10/17:40 17:25/21:00 11:30/14:35 06:55/10:05 11:30/14:50 18:35/21:35

22, 29 Nov 2019 22, 29 Nov 2019 22, 29 Nov 4 Dec 2019 22, 29 Nov, 4 Dec 2019 22, 29 Nov 2019 22, 29 Nov 2019 4 Dec 2019

Return 17:05/19:00 10:15/11:40 11:10/13:05 18:35/20:20 16:40/17:45 16:10/17:30 15:35/17:05 16:35/17:45

Berlin Christmas Markets – page 13 UK Airport Belfast Int. Birmingham Bristol Cardiff Edinburgh Gatwick Glasgow Liverpool Luton Manchester Stansted Single Supplement

Ibis Berlin Park Inn Mitte Pricing from £509 £532 £509 £532 £479 £502 £509 £532 £509 £532 £419 £442 £509 £532 £479 £502 £419 £442 £479 £502 £449 £472 £125 £104

Departures Available 28 Nov, 5, 12 Dec 2019 12 Dec 2019 28 Nov, 5, 12 Dec 2019 28 Nov, 5 Dec 2019 28 Nov, 5, 12 Dec 2019 28 Nov, 5, 12 Dec 2019 28 Nov, 5, 12 Dec 2019 5, 12 Dec 2019 28 Nov, 5, 12 Dec 2019 28 Nov, 5, 12 Dec 2019 28 Nov, 5, 12 Dec 2019

Return 13:30/14:55 21:20/22:25 21:35/22:40 11:20/12:30 10:00/11:05 18:05/19:10 11:20/12:40 17:15/18:25 11:00/12:05 21:45/22:50 13:50/14:45

Swiss Christmas Markets – page 14 UK Airport

Pricing

Bristol Gatwick Luton Manchester Single Supplement

from – to £439 £399 – £419 £419 £449 £54

Departs 29 Nov, 2 Dec 2019 29 Nov, 2, 8 Dec 2019 29 Nov, 2, 8 Dec 2019 8 Dec 2019

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 45 minutes.

Flight times Outbound 09:45/13:05 17:05/19:55 17:40/20:40 10:10/13:10 06:30/09:35 08:40/11:35 07:25/10:30 12:20/15:15 06:35/09:25 07:10/10:15 07:50/10:40

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately two hours.

Flight times Outbound 13:40/16:20 12:40/15:20 13:40/16:25 13:05/16:05

Return 16:55/17:40 16:20/16:55 16:05/16:50 19:30/20:30

Prague Christmas Markets – page 15 UK Airport Belfast Int. Birmingham Bristol East Midlands Edinburgh Gatwick Glasgow Leeds/Bradford Liverpool Luton Manchester Newcastle Southend Stansted Single Supplement

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Crystal Palace Prices range from – to £479 £514 £459 £494 £439 – £459 £488 – £498 £479 £514 £509 £544 £419 – £439 £468 – £478 £509 £544 £489 £524 £449 – £479 £498 – £514 £429 – £459 £478 – £494 £449 – £479 £498 – £514 £499 – £509 £544 – £548 £419 – £449 £468 – £484 £419 – £449 £468 – £484 £108 £130 Plaza Alta

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Departures Available 29 Nov 2019 29 Nov 2019 29 Nov, 5, 8 Dec 2019 29 Nov 2019 5 Dec 2019 29 Nov, 5, 8 Dec 2019 29 Nov 2019 5 Dec 2019 5, 8, Dec 2019 29 Nov, 5, 8 Dec 2019 29 Nov, 5, 8 Dec 2019 29 Nov 29 Nov, 8 Dec 2019 29 Nov, 5, 8 Dec 2019

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 1 hour 40 minutes from Verona, 2 hours and 20 minutes from Venice Marco Polo and 2 hours from Venice Treviso. Please note: Since some attractions visited offer free admission to visitors at certain times of year, we do not include entrance fees. These will be payable locally where applicable. Hotel Room Tax: Some regions of Italy and Austria have introduced a room tax of between €1.00 - €3.00 per person per night, payable directly by the guest to the hotel on checkout. You will be advised by your tour manager in resort if your particular hotel(s) is implementing this charge.

Flight times Outbound 07:15/10:45 09:00/12:10 13:20/16:25 07:45/10:55 07:20/10:35 09:00/12:00 09:00/12:30 07:30/10:45 14:10/17:10 19:10/21:55 07:55/11:05 08:30/11:45 17:10/20:05 08:45/11:40

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 45 minutes.

Return 14:00/15:35 18:00/19:15 11:00/12:10 20:20/21:35 14:15/15:40 21:35/22:40 17:15/18:50 18:45/20:00 14:00/15:20 22:20/23:20 19:50/21:10 18:00/19:20 20:35/21:30 18:10/19:20

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Departures & Prices

Prague Christmas Markets

Kraków Christmas Markets – page 16 UK Airport Belfast Int. Birmingham Bournemouth Bristol Edinburgh Gatwick Leeds/Bradford Luton Manchester Newcastle Stansted Single Supplement

Golden Tulip Kazimierz Prices range from – to £489 £515 £469 – £489 £495 – £515 £489 £515 £459 – £489 £485 – £515 £499 £525 £399 – £429 £425 – £455 £489 £515 £399 – £429 £425 – £455 £469 – £489 £495 – £515 £489 £515 £399 – £429 £425 – £455 £72 £139

Hotel Logos

Departures Available

Flight times Outbound 07:00/10:50 08:25/12:05 11:45/15:15 06:30/10:05 06:45/10:25 09:00/12:30 09:00/12:35 07:20/10:45 08:35/12:10 08:55/12:35 18:35/11:55

5 Dec 2019 29 Nov, 13 Dec 2019 29 Nov, 13 Dec 2019 29 Nov, 5, 13 Dec 2019 29 Nov, 5, 13 Dec 2019 29 Nov, 5, 13 Dec 2019 29 Nov, 5, 13 Dec 2019 29 Nov, 13 Dec 2019 29 Nov, 5, 13 Dec 2019 29 Nov, 13 Dec 2019 29 Nov, 5, 13 Dec 2019

Vilnius Christmas Markets – page 17 UK Airport Birmingham Bristol Doncaster Gatwick* Leeds/Bradford Luton Stansted Single Supplement

Destination Airport Vilnius Kaunas Vilnius Vilnius Vilnius Vilnius Vilnius

Pricing

Departs

from £459 £499 £479 £479 £479 £449 £429 £104

29 Nov, 6 Dec 2019 29 Nov, 6 Dec 2019 29 Nov, 6 Dec 2019 3, 10 Dec 2019 3, 10 Dec 2019 3, 10 Dec 2019 3, 10 Dec 2019

Tallinn Christmas Markets

Flight times Outbound 18:20/23:05 15:40/20:30 20:25/00:55 09:25/16:20 16:05/20:55 07:40/12:20 12:15/16:55

Return 16:55/17:55 20:55/21:50 18:55/19:50 13:30/16:45 21:20/22:15 19:50/20:50 11:35/12:25

Pricing

Departures Available

Edinburgh Gatwick Stansted Single Supplement

from – to £549 £479 – £499 £479 – £499 £111

6, 13 Dec 2019 28 Nov, 12 Dec 2019 1, 6, 13 Dec 2019

Birmingham Zurich Edinburgh Zurich Gatwick Innsbruck Heathrow Zurich Luton Zurich Manchester Zurich Single Supplement

Pricing from – to £489 – £509 £489 – £509 £449 – £459 £479 – £489 £449 – £459 £489 – £509 £39

Outbound 15:05/19:50 07:55/12:55 06:45/11:35

Return 11:40/12:25 13:30/14:35 12:00/12:50

Departs 29 Nov, 2, 6, Dec 2019 29 Nov, 6, Dec 2019 29 Nov, 2, 6, Dec 2019 29 Nov, 2, 6, Dec 2019 29 Nov, 2, 6, Dec 2019 29 Nov, 2, 6, Dec 2019

Flight times Outbound 08:40/11:30 11:45/15:00 07:15/10:15 07:05/09:50 06:15/08:55 08:45/11:45

Return 17:10/18:00 16:35/17:50 15:05/16:10 15:50/16:40 16:15/17:05 17:10/18:10

Vienna Christmas Market – page 20 UK Airport

Pricing

Birmingham Birmingham Bristol Bristol Edinburgh Edinburgh Gatwick Heathrow Luton Luton Manchester Manchester Stansted Single Supplement

from – to £519 – £529 £529 £549 – £559 £559 £559 – £579 £579 £489 – £499 £529 – £559 £499 £499 £549 – £559 £559 £489 – £499 from £102

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 25 minutes from Vilnius and 1 hour and 30 minutes from Kaunas. *Please note: The flight from Gatwick is indirect, you will be required to change aircraft en-route, where there will be a short wait for your next flight. Your luggage will be thruchecked to your final destination. The times shown indicate the departure time and arrival times and includes the wait time en-route.

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 15 minutes.

Flight times

Innsbruck Christmas Markets – page 19 Destination Airport

Return 11:15/13:20 19:10/20:55 15:40/17:15 10:30/12:10 10:35/12:30 12:55/14:30 15:20/17:00 12:55/14:25 18:35/20:20 17:20/19:00 16:50/18:15

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UK Airport

UK Airport

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 30 minutes.

Departures Available 26 Nov, 3 Dec 2019 29 Nov 2019 26 Nov, 3 Dec 2019 29 Nov 2019 26 Nov, 3 Dec 2019 29 Nov 2019 26, 29 Nov, 3 Dec 2019 26, 29 Nov, 3 Dec 2019 3 Dec 2019 29 Nov 2019 26 Nov, 3 Dec 2019 29 Nov 2019 26 Nov, 3 Dec 2019

Flight times Outbound 06:15/11:30 18:40/22:00 06:15/11:30 07:10/10:30 16:30/20:05 08:45/12:30 08:20/11:35 09:05/12:20 07:40/11:00 07:40/11:00 16:30/19:55 09:10/12:40 08:25/11:35

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour and 15 minutes from Innsbruck airport and two hours and 30 minutes from Zurich.

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 30 minutes.

Return 16:15/17:45 18:00/21:25 18:00/21:35 21:20/21:35 13:10/15:05 14:30/16:15 20:45/22:15 20:05/21:25 11:35/12:55 16:50/18:10 13:40/15:20 16:00/17:40 18:00/19:10

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Departures & Prices

Budapest and Danube Christmas Markets – page 21 Danubius Grand Hotel Hotel Margitsziget President Pricing from Bristol £519 £616 Doncaster £529 £626 East Midlands £529 £626 Edinburgh £549 £646 Gatwick £459 £556 Leeds/Bradford £529 £626 Luton £489 £586 Manchester £539 £636 Southend £509 £606 Stansted £509 £606 Single Supplement £132 £201 UK Airport

Departures Available 5, Dec 2019 29 Nov, 13 Dec 2019 29 Nov, 13 Dec 2019 29 Nov, 5, 13 Dec 2019 29 Nov, 5, 13 Dec 2019 29 Nov, 13 Dec 2019 29 Nov, 5, 13 Dec 2019 29 Nov, 5, 13 Dec 2019 29 Nov, 13 Dec 2019 29 Nov, 5, 13 Dec 2019

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 45 minutes.

Flight times Outbound 13:00/16:30 20:10/23:45 08:30/12:15 17:35/21:25 08:25/12:00 08:30/12:30 08:30/11:45 09:30/13:20 07:20/10:45 08:30/12:00

Return 14:10/15:55 18:05/19:40 17:55/19:50 11:00/13:00 09:40/21:25 19:30/21:30 19:00/20:40 17:35/19:35 17:25/18:55 11:50/13:30

Slovenia & Croatia Christmas Markets – page 22 UK Airport

Destination Airport

Gatwick Ljubljana Heathrow Zagreb Manchester Venice Stansted Ljubljana Single Supplement

B&B Hotel Best Western Ljubljana Park Premier Hotel Slon Prices range from – to £469 – £509 £518 – £558 £569 – £618 £618 – £638 £579 – £589 £628 – £638 £479 – £509 £528 – £558 £156 £153

Departures Available

Flight times Outbound 17:10/20:25 08:20/11:40 11:30/14:50 12:00/15:05

29 Nov, 6, 13 Dec 2019 29 Nov, 6, 13 Dec 2019 29 Nov, 6, 13 Dec 2019 29 Nov, 6, 13 Dec 2019

Return 19:45/21:10 12:35/14:15 15:25/16:55 11:00/12:15

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 40 mins from Ljubljana, 2 hours from Zagreb, 2 hours 40 mins from Venice.

Magic Fountain light show in Barcelona, Spain

Christmas & New Year Holidays Christmas in Jersey – page 24 UK Airport Bristol Cardiff East Midlands Exeter Gatwick Liverpool London City Manchester Southampton Single Supplement

Pomme d’Or Pricing from £849 £1,037 £859 £1,047 £969 £1,157 £869 £1,057 £799 £987 £829 £1,017 £879 £1,067 £869 £1,057 £849 £1,037 – £90

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Departs

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 15 minutes.

Flight times

23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019

Outbound 14:50/15:50 14:30/15:20 12:55/14:05 07:10/08:45 09:00/10:00 13:15/14:25 09:15/10:30 10:35/11:55 08:40/09:30

Return 13:20/14:20 15:50/16:40 12:50/14:00 15:30/17:00 16:50/17:50 15:20/16:25 17:10/18:35 12:20/13:40 17:15/18:00

Christmas at Château de Montvillargenne by Air – page 25 UK Airport

Pricing

Birmingham Bristol Cardiff Doncaster Edinburgh Exeter Gatwick Manchester Southampton Single Supplement Upgrade Room

from £1,079 £1,069 £1,079 £1,069 £1,079 £1,079 £999 £1,069 £1,079 £327 £100

Departs 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019

Flight times Outbound 06:40/09:05 18:30/20:50 09:10/11:30 10:25/13:00 16:30/19:20 14:35/17:10 09:45/12:05 08:45/11:20 14:40/16:55

Return 20:45/21:05 21:20/21:35 12:40/13:00 10:00/10:30 14:55/15:50 18:00/18:30 19:30/19:40 15:00/15:35 17:45/18:00

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 40 minutes.

Christmas at Château de Montvillargenne by Rail – page 25 UK Station

Pricing

St Pancras Single Supplement Superior Room

from £1,019 £327 £100

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Departs 23 Dec 2019

Outbound Train times 10:24/13:47

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via Gare du Nord 14:38/15:24

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 10 minutes.

Return Train times Chantilly

13:28/13:53

via Gare du Nord

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UK Airport

Pricing

Bristol Edinburgh Gatwick Luton Manchester Stansted Single Supplement Drinks with Dinner

from £989 £999 £949 £949 £989 £899 £238 £63

Departs 20 Dec 2019 20 Dec 2019 20 Dec 2019 20 Dec 2019 20 Dec 2019 20 Dec 2019

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 45 minutes.

Flight times Outbound 07:30/10:00 19:30/22:40 10:00/12:50 07:50/10:45 12:50/15:35 09:25/12:25

Return 10:45/13:15 15:55/19:05 19:45/22:30 11:15/14:00 16:00/19:00 15:05/17:55

Christmas in Spain – page 27 UK Airport

Pricing

Bristol Edinburgh Gatwick Liverpool Luton Manchester Newcastle Stansted Single Supplement Sea View Room

from £789 £819 £689 £769 £739 £789 £789 £769 £172 £55

Departs 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019

Flight times Outbound 07:20/10:20 06:30/10:10 06:55/10:00 12:35/15:55 07:45/10:55 06:20/09:40 12:35/16:10 09:35/12:50

Return 10:55/12:15 10:35/12:35 14:10/15:35 16:30/18:05 15:00/16:25 20:35/22:20 21:10/22:55 13:55/15:25

Christmas in Andalucia – page 28 UK Airport

Pricing

Departs

Belfast Birmingham Bristol East Midlands Gatwick Glasgow Leeds Bradford Liverpool Luton Manchester Stansted Single Supplement

from £859 £939 £829 £989 £889 £909 £959 £879 £879 £889 £909 £180

23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 1 hour 15mins.

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour.

Flight times Outbound 06:55/11:05 07:40/11:40 06:35/10:10 07:10/11:10 06:45/10:40 13:00/17:15 09:15/13:20 10:20/14:15 06:50/10:50 16:15/20:05 08:25/12:20

Return 11:35/13:55 19:15/21:20 21:05/22:55 15:45/17:45 21:20/23:10 20:05/22:35 15:05/17:25 19:35/21:40 11:45/13:50 11:10/13:20 16:25/17:35

All-Inclusive Christmas on Lake Como – page 29 UK Airport

Pricing

Birmingham Edinburgh Gatwick Luton Manchester Stansted Single Supplement Lake View Room

from £1,029 £979 £929 £949 £979 £949 £125 £75

Departs 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019

Flight times Outbound 06:45/09:45 09:25/12:45 09:35/12:35 06:50/09:50 13:30/16:40 12:30/15:25

Return 10:25/11:35 17:20/18:55 13:30/14:25 20:55/21:55 13:00/14:10 21:35/22:30

New Year on Lake Como All-Inclusive – page 44 UK Airport

Pricing

Birmingham Edinburgh Gatwick Luton Manchester Stansted Single Supplement Lake View Room

from £1,119 £1,069 £1,019 £1,039 £1,069 £1,039 £150 £90

Departs 27 Dec 2019 27 Dec 2019 27 Dec 2019 27 Dec 2019 27 Dec 2019 27 Dec 2019

Departures & Prices

Christmas in Lisbon & Estoril – page 26

Flight times Outbound 06:45/09:45 09:25/12:45 09:35/12:35 06:50/09:50 13:30/16:40 12:30/15:25

Return 10:25/11:35 17:20/18:55 13:30/14:25 20:55/21:55 13:00/14:10 21:35/22:30

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour and thirty minutes. Please note: Since some attractions visited offer free admission to visitors at certain times of year, we do not include entrance fees. These will be payable locally where applicable. Hotel Room Tax: Some regions of Italy and Austria have introduced a room tax of between €1.00 - €3.00 per person per night, payable directly by the guest to the hotel on check-out. You will be advised by your tour manager in resort if your particular hotel(s) is implementing this charge.

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour and thirty minutes. Please note: Since some attractions visited offer free admission to visitors at certain times of year, we do not include entrance fees. These will be payable locally where applicable. Hotel Room Tax: Some regions of Italy and Austria have introduced a room tax of between €1.00 - €3.00 per person per night, payable directly by the guest to the hotel on check-out. You will be advised by your tour manager in resort if your particular hotel(s) is implementing this charge.

All-Inclusive Christmas & New Year on Lake Como This extended break includes: • Discover idyllic Bellagio • Visit Como Town Christmas Market and Magic Light Festival • Visit stylish Swiss Lugano • A Lake Como cruise on Christmas Day • 11 nights all-inclusive accommodation in the three-star Hotel Britannia Excelsior in Cadenabbia-Griante on Lake Como • A six-course Christmas Day turkey lunch • A six-course New Year’s Eve dinner with music and fireworks • Return flights to Milan

UK Airport Birmingham Edinburgh Gatwick Luton Manchester Stansted Single Supplement Lake View Room

Hotel Britannia Excelsior Pricing from £1,679 £1,629 £1,579 £1,599 £1,629 £1,599 £275 £165

Departs 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019

Flight times Outbound 06:45/09:45 09:25/12:45 09:35/12:35 06:50/09:50 13:30/16:40 12:30/15:25

Return 10:25/11:35 17:20/18:55 13:30/14:25 20:55/21:55 13:00/14:10 21:35/22:30

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour and thirty minutes.

We also offer the three-star Hotel Bazzoni on a Half Board meal basis (breakfast and dinner) with an AllInclusive drinks package. Please see our website for further information. Hotel Room Tax: Some regions of Italy and Austria have introduced a room tax of between €1.00 - €3.00 per person per night, payable directly by the guest to the hotel on check-out. You will be advised by your tour manager in resort if your particular hotel(s) is implementing this charge.

Please contact us or see our website for further details.

Call us on: 0330 160 7800

To book please see your Local Travel Agent

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Lake Garda

Christmas on Lake Garda – page 30 UK Airport

Destination Airport

Birmingham Milan Malpensa Edinburgh Milan Malpensa Gatwick Verona Luton Milan Malpensa Manchester Milan Bergamo Stansted Milan Bergamo Single Supplement

Hotel Hotel Hotel Savoy Royal Europa Palace Prices range from – to £779 £870 £944 £729 £820 £894 £699 £790 £864 £699 £790 £864 £709 £800 £874 £709 £800 £874 £85 £125 £90

Departs 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019

Flight times Outbound 06:45/09:45 09:25/12:45 06:10/09:15 06:50/09:50 07:05/10:15 08:05/11:00

New Year on Lake Garda – page 43 UK Airport

Destination Airport

Birmingham Milan Malpensa Edinburgh Milan Malpensa Gatwick Verona Luton Milan Malpensa Manchester Milan Bergamo Stansted Milan Bergamo Single Supplement

Pricing

Departs

from £1,119 £1,069 £1,039 £1,039 £1,069 £999 £138

27 Dec 2019 27 Dec 2019 27 Dec 2019 27 Dec 2019 27 Dec 2019 27 Dec 2019

Flight times Outbound 06:45/09:45 09:25/12:45 06:10/09:15 06:50/09:50 07:05/10:15 08:05/11:00

Return 10:25/11:35 17:20/18:55 12:00/13:05 20:55/21:55 15:40/16:55 14:25/15:35

Return 10:25/11:35 17:20/18:55 12:00/13:05 20:55/21:55 15:40/16:55 14:25/15:35

Transfer times: The transfer time to your hotel is approximately one hour from Verona, two hours from Milan Bergamo and three hours from Milan Malpensa. Please note: Since some attractions visited offer free admission to visitors at certain times of year, we do not include entrance fees. These will be payable locally where applicable. Hotel Room Tax: Some regions of Italy and Austria have introduced a room tax of between €1.00 - €3.00 per person per night, payable directly by the guest to the hotel on check-out. You will be advised by your tour manager in resort if your particular hotel(s) is implementing this charge.

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour from Verona, two hours from Milan Bergamo and three hours from Milan Malpensa. Please note: Since some attractions visited offer free admission to visitors at certain times of year, we do not include entrance fees. These will be payable locally where applicable. Hotel Room Tax: Some regions of Italy and Austria have introduced a room tax of between €1.00 - €3.00 per person per night, payable directly by the guest to the hotel on checkout. You will be advised by your tour manager in resort if your particular hotel(s) is implementing this charge.

Christmas & New Year on Lake Garda UK Airport

This extended break includes: • A scenic Lake Garda boat trip • Eleven nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the four-star Hotel Europa in Riva del Garda • A four-course Christmas Eve Dinner • A Christmas Day turkey lunch • A five-course New Year’s Eve Dinner with traditional panettone and live music • A glass of sparkling wine on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve • Return flights to Italy • Coach travel and transfers throughout • One piece of hold luggage per person • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Birmingham Milan Malpensa Edinburgh Milan Malpensa Gatwick Verona Luton Milan Malpensa Manchester Milan Bergamo Stansted Milan Bergamo Single Supplement

Bristol Edinburgh Gatwick Luton Manchester Stansted

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Destination Airport Rome Fiumicino Rome Ciampino Rome Fiumicino Rome Fiumicino Rome Ciampino Rome Ciampino Single Supplement

Pricing

Departs

from £969 £969 £899 £909 £969 £909 £243

22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019

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Departs

from £1,499 £1,459 £1,429 £1,429 £1,439 £1,439 £263

22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019

Flight times Outbound 06:45/09:45 09:25/12:45 06:10/09:15 06:50/09:50 07:05/10:15 08:05/11:00

Return 10:25/11:35 17:20/18:55 12:00/13:05 20:55/21:55 15:40/16:55 14:25/15:35

Please contact us or see our website for further details.

Flight times Outbound 12:50/16:25 09:10/13:15 06:45/10:20 16:45/20:20 06:40/10:20 08:45/12:10

Pricing

Transfer times: The transfer time to your hotel is approximately one hour from Verona, two hours from Milan Bergamo and three hours from Milan Malpensa.

Christmas in Rome – page 32 UK Airport

Destination Airport

Return 17:00/18:45 11:00/13:15 13:15/14:55 13:05/14:55 10:55/12:50 11:10/12:55

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour. Hotel Room Tax: Some regions of Italy and Austria have introduced a room tax of between €1.00 - €3.00 per person per night, payable directly by the guest to the hotel on check-out. You will be advised by your tour manager in resort if your particular hotel(s) is implementing this charge.

To book please see your Local Travel Agent

Please note: Since some attractions visited offer free admission to visitors at certain times of year, we do not include entrance fees. These will be payable locally where applicable. Hotel Room Tax: Some regions of Italy and Austria have introduced a room tax of between €1.00 - €3.00 per person per night, payable directly by the guest to the hotel on check-out. You will be advised by your tour manager in resort if your particular hotel(s) is implementing this charge.


Destination Airport

UK Airport East Midlands Gatwick Manchester Stansted

Bergamo Verona Bergamo Bergamo Single Supplement

Pricing

Departs

Flight times

from £899 £869 £899 £849 £96

23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019

Outbound 12:30/15:35 13:10/16:10 12:25/15:35 13:00/15:55

Return 12:25/13:35 09:45/11:00 15:40/16:55 11:25/12:35

Fairy-tale Christmas in Bavaria – page 34 UK Airport

Pricing

Departs

Birmingham Bristol Edinburgh Gatwick Heathrow Luton Manchester Stansted Single Supplement

from £1,029 £1,169 £1,099 £1,069 £1,069 £989 £1,019 £999 £130

22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019

Return 16:00/17:05 19:20/20:30 14:10/15:40 17:00/18:00 15:55/17:05 20:05/21:05 16:35/17:50 15:50/16:45

Christmas in Vienna – page 35 UK Airport

Pricing

Bristol Gatwick Luton Stansted Single Supplement

from £999 £949 £959 £959 £290

Departures Available

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 30 minutes.

Flight times Outbound 12:10/15:25 08:55/12:15 17:25/20:40 09:20/12:25

22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019

Return 11:05/12:30 12:15/13:40 11:35/12:55 19:55/23:05

Christmas on Lake Bled – page 36 Destination Airport

UK Airport Bristol Gatwick Luton Stansted

Pricing

Venice Venice Ljubljana Ljubljana Single Supplement Lake View Room

from £789 £759 £789 £779 £225 £70

Departs

Flight times

22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019

Outbound 09:15/12:30 09:30/12:40 19:40/22:50 12:00/15:05

Return 16:45/18:10 18:50/20:00 23:35/00:55 11:00/12:15

Christmastime in the Austrian Tyrol – page 37 UK Airport

Destination Airport

Birmingham Zurich Bristol Innsbruck Gatwick Innsbruck Heathrow Zurich Luton Zurich Manchester Zurich Single Supplement

Pricing

Departs

from £879 £899 £869 £929 £869 £899 £69

22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019

Flight times Outbound 08:40/11:30 07:20/10:20 07:15/10:15 07:05/09:50 12:40/15:15 08:45/11:45

Return 17:10/18:00 10:50/11:55 15:05/16:10 15:50/16:40 20:50/21:40 17:10/18:10

Christmas in the Norwegian Fjords – page 38 UK Airport

Pricing

Departs

Birmingham Bristol Durham Tees Valley Gatwick* Glasgow Leeds/Bradford Manchester Single Supplement

from £1,239 £1,289 £1,289 £1,199 £1,239 £1,289 £1,239 £216

22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019

Flight times Outbound 06:15/13:45 06:15/12:45 06:10/13:45 11:00/13:55 06:05/13:45 06:10/13:45 05:55/13:45

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately two hours 15 minutes from Verona and three hours from Bergamo. Hotel Room Tax: Some regions of Italy and Austria have introduced a room tax of between €1.00 - €3.00 per person per night, payable directly by the guest to the hotel on check-out. You will be advised by your tour manager in resort if your particular hotel(s) is implementing this charge.

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour and 15 minutes.

Flight times Outbound 17:45/20:30 12:10/15:10 13:20/16:35 13:35/16:30 13:50/16:35 16:45/19:35 17:50/20:55 12:35/15:20

Return 17:25/21:15 17:25/22:05 17:25/22:00 19:10/20:10 17:25/22:00 17:25/21:55 17:25/22:00

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 40 minutes from Ljubljana and three hours from Venice.

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour 15 minutes from Innsbruck, and 2 hours 30 minutes from Zurich. Please note: A tourist tax of between €2-€3 per person per night is payable directly to the hotel on checkout.

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately three hours. *Flights from and Gatwick are direct. All other flights are via Amsterdam. Please call us or see online for details. Please note: Luggage will be checked through and will be waiting for you at your final destination.

Christmas in Moscow – page 39 UK Airport Birmingham Bristol Edinburgh Glasgow Heathrow Humberside Leeds Bradford Manchester Newcastle Norwich

Destination Airport Moscow Domodedovo Moscow Domodedovo Moscow Domodedovo Moscow Sheremetyevo Moscow Domodedovo Moscow Sheremetyevo Moscow Sheremetyevo Moscow Domodedovo Moscow Domodedovo Moscow Sheremetyevo Single Supplement

Departures & Prices

Christmas in the Italian Dolomites – page 33

Holiday Inn Moscow Marriott Lesnaya Grand Hotel Prices range from – to £749 £873 £879 £1,003 £819 £943 £879 £1,003 £849 £973 £999 £1,123 £989 £1,113 £849 £973 £969 £1,093 £879 £1,003 £172 £288

Departures Available 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019

Flight times Outbound 06:20/15:45 06:05/15:45 06:05/15:45 06:05/17:00 06:50/15:45 06:10/17:00 06:10/17:00 06:10/15:45 06:25/15:45 06:15/17:00

Call us on: 0330 160 7800

Return 16:30/21:25 16:30/21:35 16:30/21:50 18:00/22:00 16:30/21:20 18:00/21:15 18:00/21:55 16:30/21:35 16:30/21:25 18:00/21:10

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour. Flights from Glasgow, Humberside, Leeds Bradford and Norwich are via Amsterdam. All other flights are via Brussels. Visa Information: Please note that you require a visa for travel on this tour. The visa application process requires you to appear in person at the Russian embassy in either Edinburgh, Manchester or London. We will send you full application details including your invitation letter approximately 8 weeks prior to your holiday. Please note you cannot obtain your visa until you have received your invitation letter from us. Passports must be valid for at least six months after the visa expiration date.

To book please see your Local Travel Agent

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Christmas in Malta – page 40 UK Airport Belfast Int. Birmingham East Midlands Gatwick Luton Manchester Southend Single Supplement Superior Room Sea View Room Drinks package

Hotel Dolmen Santana Resort Hotel Prices range from – to £829 £911 £859 £941 £829 £911 £799 £881 £829 £911 £859 £941 £799 £881 £122 £136 £29 – – £49 £39 –

Departs 20 Dec 2019 20 Dec 2019 20 Dec 2019 20 Dec 2019 20 Dec 2019 20 Dec 2019 20 Dec 2019

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 30 minutes.

Flight times Outbound 17:30/22:25 10:00/14:20 08:00/12:25 07:30/11:45 07:00/11:20 07:30/12:05 09:15/13:35

Return 14:00/17:05 07:05/09:35 12:50/15:25 12:25/14:45 11:45/14:15 12:30/15:10 06:10/08:30

New Year in Malta – page 47 UK Airport Birmingham East Midlands Gatwick Luton Manchester Single Supplement Superior Room Drinks Package Sea View Room

Hotel Dolmen Santana Resort Hotel Prices range from – to £869 £1,028 £849 £1,008 £799 £958 £829 £988 £849 £1,008 £111 £97 £21 – £28 – – £35

Departures Available 27 Dec 2019 27 Dec 2019 27 Dec 2019 27 Dec 2019 27 Dec 2019

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 45 minutes.

Flight times Outbound 10:00/14:20 08:00/12:25 07:30/11:45 07:00/11:20 07:30/12:05

Return 11:50/14:20 15:10/17:45 12:25/14:45 11:45/14:15 07:55/10:35

Christmas & New Year in Malta UK Airport

This extended break includes: • Explore historic capital Valletta • Visit the ancient ‘Three Cities’ and historic Mdina • Discover Rabat and Mosta’s ‘miracle church’ • 12 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfasat accommodation at the three-star superior Hotel Santana in Qawra (four-star hotel available at a supplement) • Traditional Christmas dinner and festive entertainment in your hotel • New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner with live music and entertainment in your chosen hotel • Return flights to Malta

Birmingham East Midlands Gatwick Luton Manchester Single Supplement Superior Room Sea View Room Drinks package

Hotel Dolmen Santana Resort Hotel Prices range from – to £1,219 £1,484 £1,219 £1,484 £1,149 £1,414 £1,189 £1,454 £1,219 £1,484 £233 £233 £50 – – £83 £67 –

Bristol Edinburgh Gatwick Luton Manchester Stansted Single Supplement Side Sea View Room Sea View Room

Hotel Hotel Hotel Veronica Dionysis Cypria Maris Prices range from – to £869 £958 £1,007 £869 £958 £1,007 £819 £908 £957 £819 £908 £957 £869 £958 £1,007 £799 £888 £937 £150 £223 £146 – – £49 – £97 £97

Bristol Gatwick Luton Manchester Stansted Single Supplement Side Sea View Room Sea View Room

Hotel Hotel Hotel Veronica Dionysis Cypria Maris Prices range from – to £799 £863 £901 £699 £763 £801 £729 £793 £831 £789 £853 £891 £729 £793 £831 £107 £159 £104 – – £35 – £69 £69

Return 11:50/14:20 15:10/17:45 12:25/14:45 11:45/14:15 07:55/10:35

Please contact us or see our website for further details.

Departs 21 Dec 2019 21 Dec 2019 21 Dec 2019 21 Dec 2019 21 Dec 2019 21 Dec 2019

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 30 minutes.

Flight times Outbound 12:15/18:45 10:55/17:50 07:10/13:40 11:20/17:50 11:40/18:25 09:45/16:10

Return 19:25/22:35 18:30/21:55 14:20/17:20 18:30/21:30 19:05/22:15 06:10/09:10

New Year in Cyprus – page 45 UK Airport

20 Dec 2019 20 Dec 2019 20 Dec 2019 20 Dec 2019 20 Dec 2019

Flight times Outbound 10:00/14:20 08:00/12:25 07:30/11:45 07:00/11:20 07:30/12:05

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 30 minutes.

Christmas in Cyprus – page 41 UK Airport

Departs

Departs 28 Dec 2019 28 Dec 2019 28 Dec 2019 28 Dec 2019 28 Dec 2019

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 45 minutes.

Flight times Outbound 12:15/18:45 07:10/13:40 11:20/17:50 11:40/18:25 09:45/16:10

Return 15:15/18:20 14:20/17:20 15:15/18:15 21:35/00:45 06:10/09:10

Christmas & New Year in Cyprus UK Airport

This extended break includes: • A guided tour of ancient Paphos • A visit to the – sometimes – snow-capped Troödos Mountains • Free time to enjoy Paphos • 12 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the three-star Hotel Veronica in Paphos • Gala Dinner on Christmas Eve • Gala Dinner on New Year’s Eve • Return flights to Cyprus

Bristol Gatwick Luton Manchester Stansted Single Supplement Side Sea View Room Sea View Room

Hotel Hotel Hotel Veronica Dionysis Cypria Maris Prices range from – to £979 £1,149 £1,224 £929 £1,099 £1,174 £929 £1,099 £1,174 £979 £1,149 £1,224 £929 £1,099 £1,174 £183 £382 £249 – – £83 – £166 £166

Departs 21 Dec 2019 21 Dec 2019 21 Dec 2019 21 Dec 2019 21 Dec 2019

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 45 minutes.

Please contact us or see our website for further details.

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Flight times Outbound 12:15/18:45 07:10/13:40 11:20/17:50 11:40/18:25 09:45/16:10

To book please see your Local Travel Agent

Return 15:15/18:20 14:20/17:20 15:15/18:15 21:35/00:45 06:10/09:10


Altinkaya Pia Bella Hotel Hotel Prices range from – to Bristol Paphos £1,039 £1,089 Edinburgh Paphos £1,039 £1,089 Gatwick Larnaca £949 £999 Heathrow Larnaca £959 £1009 Liverpool Larnaca £959 £1009 Manchester Paphos £1,039 £1089 Stansted Larnaca £949 £999 Single Supplement £91 £126 Main Building Room £21 – Superior Room – £35 UK Airport

Destination Airport

Departs

Flight times Outbound 12:15/18:45 10:55/17:50 13:00/19:35 11:40/18:20 13:05/19:55 11:40/18:25 14:40/21:25

21 Dec 2019 21 Dec 2019 21 Dec 2019 21 Dec 2019 21 Dec 2019 21 Dec 2019 21 Dec 2019

Return 19:25/22:35 18:30/21:55 20:15/23:20 19:30/22:25 20:35/23:55 19:05/22:15 22:10/00:55

New Year in Northern Cyprus – page 46 Altinkaya Pia Bella Hotel Hotel Prices range from – to Bristol Paphos £999 £1,049 Edinburgh Paphos £999 £1,049 Gatwick Larnaca £899 £949 Heathrow Larnaca £919 £969 Liverpool Larnaca £919 £969 Manchester Paphos £999 £1,049 Stansted Larnaca £899 £949 Single Supplement £91 £112 Main Building Room £21 – Superior Room – £35 UK Airport

Destination Airport

Departs

Flight times Outbound 12:15/18:45 10:55/17:50 13:00/19:35 11:40/18:20 13:05/19:55 11:40/18:25 14:40/21:25

28 Dec 2019 28 Dec 2019 28 Dec 2019 28 Dec 2019 28 Dec 2019 28 Dec 2019 28 Dec 2019

Return 19:25/22:35 18:30/21:55 20:15/23:20 19:30/22:25 20:35/23:55 19:05/22:15 22:10/00:55

Departures & Prices

Christmas in Northern Cyprus – page 42

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour and 30 minutes from Larnaca and two hours and 40 minutes from Paphos.

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour and 30 minutes from Larnaca and two hours and 40 minutes from Paphos.

Christmas & New Year in Northern Cyprus This extended break includes: • A half day tour of Kyrenia • Visit Bellapais and see St Hilarion’s ‘fairy-tale’ fortress • Visit ancient Salamis and Famagusta • Christmas Eve Dinner and festive Christmas Day lunch • A New Year’s Eve celebration dinner • 14 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at your chosen hotel • Return flights to Larnaca or Paphos

Altinkaya Pia Bella Hotel Hotel Prices range from – to Bristol Paphos £1,399 £1,499 Edinburgh Paphos £1,399 £1,499 Gatwick Larnaca £1,279 £1,379 Heathrow Larnaca £1,289 £1,389 Liverpool Larnaca £1,289 £1,389 Manchester Paphos £1,399 £1,499 Stansted Larnaca £1,279 £1,379 Single Supplement £182 £238 Main Building Room £42 – Superior Room – £70 UK Airport

Destination Airport

Departs 21 Dec 2019 21 Dec 2019 21 Dec 2019 21 Dec 2019 21 Dec 2019 21 Dec 2019 21 Dec 2019

Flight times Outbound 1 2:15/18:45 10:55/17:50 13:00/19:35 11:40/18:20 13:05/19:55 11:40/18:25 14:40/21:25

Return 19:25/22:35 18:30/21:55 20:15/23:20 19:30/22:25 20:35/23:55 19:05/22:15 22:10/0:55

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour and 30 minutes from Larnaca and two hours and 40 minutes from Paphos.

Please contact us or see our website for further details.

Lapland Santa Experience Lapland Santa Experience Day Break – page 54 UK Airport Birmingham Bournemouth Cardiff East Midlands Exeter Gatwick Glasgow Humberside Leeds/Bradford Liverpool Norwich

Pricing Adult £549 £549 £549 £549 £549 £549 £549 £549 £549 £549 £549

Child £499 £499 £499 £499 £499 £499 £499 £499 £499 £499 £499

Departures Available 19 Dec 2019 7 Dec 2019 8 Dec 2019 18 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 1 Dec 2019 20 Dec 2019 14 Dec 2019 15 Dec 2019 21 Dec 2019 30 N ov & 23 Dec 2019

Flight times Outbound 07:10/11:30 07:00/11:40 07:00/11:20 07:00/11:00 07:30/11:50 07:10/11:40 07:00/11:15 07:00/10:45 07:00/11:20 07:00/11:30 07:00/11:05

Transfer times: The transfer time from the airport to Santa’s home is approximately fifteen minutes.

Return 19:10/21:30 19:10/21:15 19:00/21:40 19:10/21:10 19:00/21:15 19:00/21:20 19:00/21:00 19:00/21:15 19:00/21:20 19:00/21:25 19:00/21:10

Call us on: 0330 160 7800

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Festive River Cruise Flight-Inclusive Dates & Prices Select your date and cabin choice Cruise Name

Dates

Ship

28 Nov 2019

A-ROSA AQUA

2 Dec 2019

A-ROSA AQUA

10 Dec 2019

A-ROSA AQUA

14 Dec 2019

A-ROSA AQUA

Christmas on the Danube Page 51

23 Dec 2019

A-ROSA DONNA

Rhine Cruise & Amsterdam at Christmas Page 52

22 Dec 2019

A-ROSA AQUA

Rhine Christmas Markets Page 50

New Year on the Rhine Page 52

Danube Christmas Markets Page 53

New Year on the Blue Danube Page 53

Paris, Normandy & the Seine at Christmastime Page 53

Cabin Categories

Airports

27 Dec 2019

A-ROSA AQUA

29 Nov 2019

A-ROSA DONNA

7 Dec 2019

A-ROSA DONNA

15 Dec 2019

A-ROSA DONNA

27 Dec 2019

A-ROSA DONNA

28 Nov 2019

A-ROSA VIVA

2 Dec 2019

A-ROSA VIVA

10 Dec 2019

A-ROSA VIVA

18 Dec 2019

A-ROSA VIVA

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£1,039 £1,109 £1,009 £979 £1,049 £1,119 £1,019 £979 £1,059 £969 £1,029 £989 £949 £1,459 £1,399 £1,489

£1,149 £1,219 £1,119 £1,089 £1,159 £1,229 £1,129 £1,089 £1,169 £1,079 £1,129 £1,089 £1,049 £1,629 £1,569 £1,659

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· Birmingham · Heathrow · Manchester

£1,519

£1,689

£1,859

£1,969

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£1,439

£1,609

£1,779

£1,889

£2,109

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£1,869 £1,839 £1,789 £989 £1,019 £939 £1,009 £1,039 £999 £939 £1,009 £939 £969 £889 £959 £989 £2,079 £2,089 £2,019 £2,109 £1,069

£2,089 £2,059 £2,009 £1,109 £1,139 £1,059 £1,129 £1,159 £1,119 £1,059 £1,129 £1,069 £1,099 £1,019 £1,089 £1,119 £2,289 £2,299 £2,229 £2,319 £1,189

£2,339 £2,309 £2,259 £1,219 £1,249 £1,169 £1,239 £1,269 £1,229 £1,169 £1,239 £1,169 £1,199 £1,119 £1,189 £1,219 £2,659 £2,669 £2,599 £2,689 £1,299

£2,439 £2,409 £2,359 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – £1,359

£2,699 £2,669 £2,619 £1,389 £1,419 £1,339 £1,409 £1,439 £1,399 £1,339 £1,409 £1,249 £1,279 £1,199 £1,269 £1,299 £3,299 £3,309 £3,239 £3,329 £1,449

£1,299 £1,369 £1,259 £1,239 £1,309 £1,379 £1,279 £1,239 £1,329 £1,239 £1,199 £1,159 £1,119 £1,859 £1,799 £1,879 £2,189

£889

£1,019

£1,129

£1,189

£1,279

£969 £839 £889 £949 £919 £829 £1,079 £909 £989 £849 £899 £949 £919 £839

£1,089 £959 £1,009 £1,069 £1,039 £949 £1,199 £1,029 £1,109 £969 £1,019 £1,069 £1,039 £859

£1,199 £1,069 £1,119 £1,179 £1,149 £1,059 £1,309 £1,139 £1,219 £1,079 £1,129 £1,179 £1,149 £1,069

£1,259 £1,129 £1,189 £1,239 £1,209 £1,119 £1,369 £1,199 £1,279 £1,139 £1,189 £1,239 £1,209 £1,129

£1,349 £1,219 £1,269 £1,329 £1,299 £1,209 £1,459 £1,289 £1,369 £1,229 £1,279 £1,329 £1,299 £1,219

£909

£1,019

£1,129

£1,189

£1,289

£849 £949 £839 £919 £1,029 £859 £939 £799 £909 £879

£959 £1,059 £949 £1,029 £1,149 £979 £1,059 £919 £1,029 £999

£1,069 £1,169 £1,059 £1,139 £1,259 £1,089 £1,169 £1,029 £1,139 £1,109

£1,129 £1,229 £1,119 £1,199 £1,309 £1,139 £1,219 £1,079 £1,189 £1,159

£1,229 £1,329 £1,219 £1,299 £1,329 £1,159 £1,239 £1,099 £1,209 £1,179

*Single cabin prices are based on a category C outside cabin with ‘Juliette’ balcony.

Child Prices from £250 All children aged 2-15 years of age pay just £250 if travelling with one or more full paying adult. On the Rhine A-ROSA AQUA, FLORA & SILVA and on the Seine A-ROSA VIVA have some cabins with connecting doors, which can be used as family cabins. A-ROSA DONNA on the Danube has larger family cabins. Please call us for details.

Flight times

Flight times are subject to change. You will receive your final flight times with your Joining Instructions.

Rhine Christmas Markets UK to Cologne Edinburgh Heathrow* Southend Stansted* UK to Frankfurt Bristol UK to Düsseldorf Birmingham* Manchester*

Outbound Return 11:20/14:05 11:00/11:50 09:00/11:25 13:35/14:05 10:35/12:45 13:20/13:30 07:40/10:05 21:45/22:00 Outbound Return 06:40/09:20 15:00/15:40 Outbound

Return

07:50/10:10 07:55/10:20

15:15/15:40 14:50/15:20

* Please note that for 10th & 14th December departures your arrival airport will vary. Please see website or call us for information.

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Rhine Cruise & Amsterdam at Christmas UK to Frankfurt Birmingham Heathrow Manchester Stansted

Outbound 09:05/11:40 09:20/12:00 09:20/12:00 08:00/10:35

New Year on the Rhine UK to Frankfurt Birmingham Bristol Manchester UK to Cologne Heathrow Stansted

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Return 17:00/17:35 14:00/14:40 13:20/14:05 18:50/19:25

Outbound Return 06:15/08:50 12:10/12:45 06:40/09:20 15:00/15:40 06:25/09:10 13:10/13:50 Outbound Return 09:00/11:25 13:30/14:05 07:40/10:05 17:55/18:20

Danube Christmas Markets UK to Munich Birmingham Bristol Gatwick Heathrow Manchester Southampton Stansted

Outbound Return 07:30/10:20 16:05/17:05 06:30/09:30 15:50/16:50 06:20/09:10 16:50/17:50 06:55/09:40 16:00/17:05 07:15/10:15 15:55/17:00 08:25/11:10 17:15/18:15 09:00/11:45 18:40/19:30

Christmas on the Danube & New Year on the Blue Danube UK to Munich Birmingham Bristol Gatwick Heathrow Manchester Southampton Stansted

Outbound Return 07:30/10:20 16:10/17:10 06:30/09:30 15:50/16:50 06:20/09:10 16:50/17:50 06:55/09:40 16:00/17:05 07:15/10:15 15:55/17:00 08:25/11:10 17:15/18:15 09:30/12:15 18:40/19:30

To book please see your Local Travel Agent

Paris, Normandy & the Seine at Christmastime UK to Paris Outbound Aberdeen 06:00/09:05 Birmingham 09:15/11:35 Cardiff 09:45/12:05 Edinburgh 13:25/16:20 Exeter 10:15/12:40 Gatwick 13:50/16:10 Glasgow 10:40/13:30 Heathrow 13:30/15:45 Leeds/Bradford 12:25/14:55 Luton 06:05/08:25 Manchester 10:35/13:05 Newcastle 12:20/15:10 Southampton 06:35/08:50 Southend 13:45/15:55

Return 12:15/13:10 13:00/13:20 12:45/13:05 16:50/17:35 13:30/14:00 16:40/16:45 14:00/14:45 12:05/12:25 16:25/16:55 18:10/18:30 13:45/14:10 15:00/15:55 18:00/18:15 16:10/16:15


Departures & Prices

Festive River Cruise Rail-Inclusive Dates & Prices Select your date and cabin choice Cruise Name

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2019 Dates

Ship

28 Nov 2 Dec 10 Dec

Cabin Categories S

A

C

D

Single (C)

A-ROSA AQUA

£879

£999

£1,109

£1,169

£1,259

A-ROSA AQUA

£869

£989

£1,099

£1,159

£1,259

£959

£1,059

£1,109

£1,129

£1,519

£1,689 £1,799 £2,019

14 Dec

A-ROSA AQUA

£829

Rhine Cruise & Amsterdam at Christmas Page 50

22 Dec

A-ROSA AQUA

£1,349

New Year on the Rhine Page 50

27 Dec

A-ROSA AQUA

£1,709 £1,929 £2,179 £2,279 £2,539

28 Nov 2 Dec 10 Dec

A-ROSA VIVA

£809

£929

£1,039 £1,099

18 Dec

A-ROSA VIVA

£759

£879

£989

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£1,189

£1,039 £1,059

*Single cabin prices are based on a category C outside cabin with ‘Juliette’ balcony.

Child Prices from £250 – See page 61 for further information.

Eurostar™ times Train times are subject to change. You will receive your final travel times with your Joining Instructions. Rhine Christmas Markets, Rhine Cruise & Amsterdam at Christmas, New Year on the Rhine Outbound – St Pancras to Cologne Train times Change at Arrive at Train times 08:58/12:08 Brussels Cologne 13:25/15:15 Outbound – Ebbsfleet to Cologne Train times Change at Arrive at Train times 09:15/12:08 Brussels Cologne 13:25/15:15

Return – Cologne to St Pancras Departs Train times Change at Train times Cologne 12:42/14:35 Brussels 16:56/18:06 Return – Cologne to Ebbsfleet Departs Train times Change at Train times Cologne 12:42/14:35 Brussels 16:56/17:49

Paris, Normandy & the Seine at Christmastime Outbound – St Pancras to Paris Departs Arrive at Train times St Pancras Paris 12:24/15:47 Outbound – Ebbsfleet to Paris Departs Arrive at Train times Ebbsfleet Paris 12:41/15:47

Rhine & Seine Cabins

Danube Cabins

A-ROSA AQUA | A-ROSA VIVA

A-ROSA DONNA

S

2-bed outside cabin

Return – Paris to St Pancras Departs Arrive at Train times Paris St Pancras 11:04/12:39 Return – Paris to Ebbsfleet Departs Arrive at Train times Paris Ebbsfleet 11:04/12:19

S

14.5 m² / Deck 1

14.5 m² / Deck 1

A

2-bed outside cabin

2-bed outside cabin

A

14.5 m² / Deck 1

 -bed outside cabin, 2 with extra bed, 15.5 m² / Deck 1

C

 -bed outside cabin, 2 Juliette balcony

C

14.5 m² / Deck 2

 -bed outside cabin, 2 Juliette balcony, 16 m² / Deck 3

D

 -bed outside cabin, 2 Juliette balcony 14.5 m² / Deck 3

B

Cabin grade B is only available on request.

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Your Holiday Essentials Before you go

Money matters

Passports & Visas

You will need a full 10-year British passport (valid for a further three months on return to the UK) for all European holidays featured in this brochure. Children require their own passport. The Passport Office may be contacted on 0300 222 0000. British Citizens do not require visas to enter Europe. Citizens of other countries should contact the embassy of the country they are travelling to for clarification. Newmarket cannot accept responsibility for entry or travel being refused due to the failure on the part of any customer to produce correct documentation. A visa is required for entry into Russia, please see page 39 for details.

Health & holiday insurance If you have any concerns, or if you have suffered from a serious medical condition recently, it is suggested that you consult your GP about your fitness to travel about 12 weeks prior to your holiday departure date. We strive to give all our customers full care and attention, but we do need to know at the time of booking if there are any special needs or requirements. It is particularly important that we are advised of any disabilities and also if you intend to bring any specialist equipment such as a wheelchair with you. No inoculations are required for travel within Europe, and standards of health care are good or excellent at all our destinations. Travel insurance can play an essential part in ensuring you enjoy peace of mind during your holiday. We strongly recommend that everyone travelling abroad with Newmarket has travel insurance. We offer our customers good-value, comprehensive travel insurance as detailed in the section below.

• Personal Accident – up to £15,000 • Overseas Emergency Medical and Associated Expenses – up to £5 million (less £70 excess) where applicable • Cancellation or Curtailment Charges – up to the cost of the holiday (less maximum excess of £70) • 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

Hotels We’re proud of the hotels used throughout our holidays, all of which are carefully selected. On occasions, for operational reasons, we have to use alternative properties, which will be advised in advance with your joining instructions. These will always be of at least the same standard and in similar locations.

Optional excursions

Your airline requires valid photo identification which must be either a valid passport or a valid European Economic Area (EEA) driving licence with photo presented by an EEA national. Children under 16 require their own passport unless they are included on the passport of the parent with whom they are travelling. If you are in any doubt, please contact your airline, as we cannot accept liability if you are refused travel or entry because of invalid documents.

All our optional excursions are subject to a minimum number of participants. In the unlikely event that that minimum numbers are not reached and the tour is cancelled, your payment will be returned in full. If minimum numbers are not met, your tour manager will inform you as soon as possible.

Your holiday Service with a smile

Our friendly, experienced tour managers will meet you in the arrivals area of the airport and show you to your transport. They will usually accompany you to your accommodation. All our

Travel insurance can play an essential part in ensuring you are able to enjoy every moment of your time on holiday, without worrying what might happen should bad luck befall you. Hence, we strongly recommend that everyone travelling abroad with Newmarket has travel insurance. This must be either the Newmarket Travel Insurance policy underwritten by AWP P&C SA and administered in the UK by Allianz Global Assistance, or an alternative travel insurance policy. The Newmarket travel insurance policy is only available to UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man residents and English law will apply.

tour managers have a passion for the country you are visiting and will have good knowledge of the local language, and will be able to assist with any questions you may have.

UK Holidays

For details of hold luggage allowances, please see page 10. Weight and dimension limits will apply, and vary between airlines. We will send you up-to-date information about your hold and hand baggage allowance just prior to your departure. Keep your passport, important documents and medication in your hand luggage.

Peace of Mind

Main Features; Limits/Excesses applicable The policy provides cover for:

Your journey

Luggage

Travel Insurance

The Cover –

Credit cards and debit cards are accepted virtually everywhere, but don’t forget to inform your bank if you intend to use ‘cash-point’ machines while away. Take some cash for use on arrival – we normally find the best rates are available at the Post Office, supermarkets and online. We also recommend a Pre-paid Money Travel Card - a cheap and safe way to spend money abroad.

Shopping Generally in Europe shops will be closed from early afternoon on Christmas Eve, re-opening on 27 December.

Tipping A gratuity is an accepted form of appreciation and works differently from country to country. At the end of the day, do use your own discretion to tip for good service and do rely on the tour manager for advice. It’s also customary to tip your tour manager if service is good!

Smoking As is the case at home, smoking in public spaces is pretty much outlawed across Europe. Regular stops will be made for your comfort en route. The vast majority of hotels now have no or very few smoking rooms. In general, smoking outside is acceptable.

• Personal Liability – up to £1 million • Legal Expenses – up to £10,000

The Policy Document

The Cover –

Excess Waiver Insurance

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 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.

This will be sent to you with your confirmation of reservation. It is the full terms and conditions of the policy. 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 £9.00 for adults (2-3 days) £11.00 (4-9 days) for UK & NORTHERN IRELAND breaks; £27.00 (5-9 days), £35.00 (10-15 days), £55.00 (16-29 days) for EUROPEAN 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. If you are travelling abroad with us, we will automatically add the cost of the policy to your invoice if, at the time of booking, you do not provide us with the required information about an alternative policy. 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

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.

Newmarket Holidays Limited are Appointed Representatives of Leisureworld (GB) Ltd who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register No. 749920) Newmarket Holidays Limited are registered in England & Wales No. 022383316. Registered office: Cantium House, Railway Approach, Wallington, SM6 0BP Leisureworld (GB) Ltd are registered in England & Wales No. 02663024. Registered office: 1422/24 London Road, Leigh On Sea, Essex, SS9 2UL.

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Booking Conditions Please read carefully

We want you to enjoy every minute of your break or longer holiday with us, and we’ll do our very best to try to ensure that it lives up to your expectations of it. We believe that our more than 35 years of tour operating experience, together with the reputation we have for quality and value, should give you the confidence to book with us. To give you further peace of mind, we accept your booking on the basis of our Terms and Conditions, which are designed to clarify the contractual obligations between us. Please spend some time reading them carefully, and please feel free to contact us should anything be unclear.

travel will be subject to the terms and conditions of carriage of the airline, shipping, rail or coach company providing the transport. In most cases, the conditions will limit the carrier’s liability to you in accordance with international law. Should anyone be refused admission to the coach, ferry or flight, or to the destination country by the transport or government authority, then we are powerless to assist and cannot be held responsible. This includes any passenger who fails to advise us of any medical condition or disability. If you are prevented from travelling as a result, our responsibility for your holiday thereupon ceases. Full cancellation charges will apply and we will be under no obligation whatsoever for any refund, compensation or loss you may incur.

Your contract with us

Our contract with you

Your booking, once accepted and confirmed in writing to you, represents a contract between all persons named on the Booking, and/or on the Personal Details booking page, and/or on the Confirmation of Reservation, and Newmarket Holidays Limited (The Company). When you make a booking you guarantee that you have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of your party the terms of these booking conditions. The contract is based on the information given in the brochure and the terms laid out in the following Booking Conditions. This agreement is governed by English Law and jurisdiction is conferred on the Courts of England and Wales only unless, in the case of Court proceedings, you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland. In this case, proceedings must either be brought in the Courts of your home country or those of England and Wales. If proceedings are brought in Scotland or Northern Ireland, you may choose to have your contract and claim governed by the law of Scotland/Northern Ireland as applicable (but if you do not so choose, English law will apply). We do not accept bookings from any unaccompanied passengers under the age of 18.

When we have received your booking and deposit we will send you a Confirmation of Reservation which details exactly what is booked for you. From this moment Newmarket Holidays has accepted your booking on the terms set out in this Contract.

Your Confirmation of Reservation includes an invoice showing the deposit paid and the final balance due. The outstanding amount must be paid by the due date. Should we not receive payment by this date we shall cancel your travel arrangements, in which case you could be liable to pay cancellation charges according to the scale set out in section 4 below. N.B. 1: The person making the booking with us does so in accordance with these Terms and Conditions and with the understanding that the information they provide is a requirement of the contract between us. He/she becomes directly responsible to the Company for the payment of the total holiday price and if applicable, and where appropriate, for the cancellation charges and disbursements of any funds. The person making the booking does so on behalf of all persons named on it, and is responsible for ensuring that all the Personal Data provided is accurate and for ensuring that all persons named on the booking are aware of these Terms and Conditions and that they consent to the person making the booking acting on their behalf in relation to this booking.

3 Data Protection

1

Your Booking

2 Your Payment

3 Your Alterations

If you want to change any of the details of your booking, we will always do our best to help. We will however make amendment charges as follows: Change of name - £50 per person plus supplier costs Transfer to another departure date or package prior to balance due date - £75 per person Transfer to another departure date or package after balance due date - Cancellation charges will apply Part cancellations follow the standard Cancellation charges. See Your Cancellations section, below, for details. All amendments must be notified to us in writing, by telephone or by email to info@newmarketholidays.co.uk, by the person who made the original booking. N.B. 2: If an amendment involves a change of name, insurance premiums are not transferable. Where any change is made to a booking involving travel by air, we reserve the right to make additional charges to cover in full any costs charged to us by our suppliers.

4 Your Cancellation

You may cancel your booking or part of it once it has been confirmed but the cancellation will only be valid if made in writing direct to the Company or by telephone to our Customer Service team and having answered the security questions. If the cancellation results in a person travelling alone, a single room supplement is payable. The amount payable on cancellation depends upon when we receive your instructions - the more notice you give, the less we will charge. The different periods before departure date within which instructions are received by the Company and the amounts of cancellation charge (shown as a percentage of the total holiday price excluding insurance premium which is not refundable) are as follows: Charge prior to Balance Due date* Deposit and any amendment fees incurred Balance Due date - 49 days 50% or deposit if greater 48 - 35 days 75% or deposit if greater 34 - 16 days 90% or deposit if greater 15 - 0 days before departure 100% For holidays including an A-ROSA river cruise: More than 90 days prior to sailing Deposit only, 71 - 89 days  30% or deposit if greater, 50 - 70 days  50% or deposit if greater, 29-49 days  75% or deposit if greater, 28 days or less  100%. N.B. 3: If the reason for cancellation is covered under the terms of an insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges. You can cancel your booking without paying cancellation charges if the performance of your package, or the carriage of passengers to your destination, is significantly affected by unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances. In such circumstances, we will arrange for your booking to be terminated and for you to receive a full refund. We will observe advice provided by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office. *See Your Payment section.

5 Your Complaints

In the unlikely event that you have problems whilst on holiday, you MUST report the matter to the hotel or our representative IMMEDIATELY during your holiday. If the matter is not then satisfactorily resolved, you must complete a written report (form available from our representative). You must then follow up any complaint in writing within twenty-eight days of your return, including a copy of the original report form. We operate a strict code of conduct which also conforms to European regulations on package travel and take any complaints received seriously. If you fail to follow the requirement to report your complaint in resort we will have been deprived of the opportunity to investigate and rectify it and this may affect your rights under this contract.

6 Your Travelling Conditions

Where as part of the holiday you have booked your travel by air, land or sea, such

Important Information Booking

It is extremely important that you provide clear, correct information when booking, for it is from this information that we make your res­er­va­tion and our contract with you. The person to whom all correspondence, in­voic­es and joining in­struc­tions are to be sent, should be en­tered as the first name. It is also their address and telephone number(s) that should be given. Other names are required by air­lines, insurance compa­nies, ho­tel­iers etc., so please be accurate. For foreign holidays it is essential that these names match those on the pass­ports. If any member of your party e.g. newly weds, changes their name between book­ing this hol­i­day and travelling, it is impor­tant to provide us with these details so that we can issue the tickets in the new name. If there is not time to amend the passport the marriage cer­tif­i­cate should be carried in the passport. We need to know the number of children under 2, and those between the ages of 2 and 16 who may qualify for a 10% dis­count if they are sharing a room with 2 adults where a specific child price is not shown. We do not accept bookings from any unaccompanied passengers under the age of 18.

Your Itinerary

You will receive your final Itinerary and Joining Instructions ten to fourteen days prior to departure, provided all payments have been made. We endeavour to operate the itinerary advertised in the brochure although there are occasions when due to circumstances out of our control, we may have to change the order in which the itinerary is operated, or our day by day activities. On the rare occasion this happens our tour managers will keep you fully informed, and where possible provide suitable alternatives.

Accommodation

Should you have special requests such as adjoining rooms, or high or low floors, make your request at the time of booking. The hotel cannot guarantee to meet all requests but will at all times do their best to oblige. Please note that at the beginning and at the end of the summer season, certain facilities advertised at hotels may not be available. Items such as outdoor swimming pools, for example,

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Our Confirmation of Reservation

2 The Price of Your Holiday

Once you have booked, we guarantee to not change the price of your holiday with us. System Errors We try hard to ensure that advertised prices are up to date, and reflect the price you will pay when you book. However, prices can change and errors can occasionally occur. We reserve the right to change and correct advertised prices at any time before your booking is confirmed. In the event of your Confirmation of Reservation showing an incorrect price for your holiday, the price that will prevail is the price shown in our offline reservation system. Accordingly you may not seek to rely on system errors with a view to obtaining a holiday at less than the correct price, and any contract entered into upon a mistake, such as wrong pricing due to system errors, is not valid or binding. In order to confirm and process your booking, we need to collect Personal Data for all the people named on the booking. We reserve the right to process, store and share any and all of the information we collect with our suppliers as we deem necessary to fulfil the contract between us and to comply with national and international law. To find out more about how we use and protect your Personal Data, log on to www.newmarketholidays.co.uk/privacy

4 Our Alterations

It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your holiday but we do plan your holiday arrangements many months in advance. Occasionally changes may be made, which we reserve the right to do at any time. Most of these changes are insignificant and we will advise you at the earliest possible date. Examples of insignificant changes include alteration of your outward/return flights by less than 12 hours, changes to aircraft type, change of accommodation/cabin to another of the same or higher standard, changes of carriers, cancellation of an optional excursion. A significant change is one that we make to your holiday arrangements before departure that involves, for example, changing your resort area, or time of departure or return by more than twelve hours, or offering accommodation with a lower official classification than that advertised (except the latter in the case of en route tour hotels). If a significant change becomes necessary we will inform you as soon as is reasonably possible if there is time before your departure. When a significant change occurs you will have the choice of either accepting the change of arrangements, purchasing another available holiday from us (we will refund any price difference if alternative is of lower value), or cancelling your holiday and receiving a full refund of all monies paid (we will also provide a full refund of your travel insurance premiums if you purchased insurance from us). When a significant change occurs, provided it does not arise from circumstances amounting to force majeure (see below), we will pay compensation as detailed below, based on how far ahead of departure the change is advised: Charge 28 - 15 days £10 14 - 0 days £25 N.B. 4: We will not pay you compensation where the significant change is due to unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances, which means a situation beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all reasonable measures had been taken. These can include, for example, war, riot, industrial dispute, terrorist activity and its consequences, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions, epidemics and pandemics, unavoidable technical problems with transport.

5 Our Cancellations

We reserve the right to cancel your holiday and in this event we will return to you all money you have paid to us or will offer you an alternative, available holiday to purchase of comparable standard. In no case, except for reasons of war etc, (see N.B. 4 above) will your holiday be cancelled after the date when your final balance becomes due.

6 Our Complaints Procedure

Newmarket Holidays Ltd is a Member of ABTA with membership number V7812. ABTA Members help holidaymakers to get the most from their travel and assist them when things do not go according to plan. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. We can also offer you ABTA’s scheme for the resolution of disputes which is approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. We can normally agree an amicable settlement of the few complaints we receive. However, if we cannot agree, disputes arising out of, or in connection with this Contract may (if the customer so wishes) be referred to ABTA. Go to www. abta.com to use ABTA’s simple procedure. Further information on the Code and ABTA’s assistance in resolving disputes can be found on www.abta.com. You can also access the European Commission Online Dispute (ODR) Resolution platform at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. This ODR platform is a means of notifying us of your complaint; it will not determine how your complaint should be resolved. Redress under this Scheme requires written notice requesting arbitration to be made within nine months of scheduled date of return from the holiday. Our liability, except in cases involving death, injury or illness, shall be limited to a maximum of three times the cost of your travel arrangements. Our liability will also be limited in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to a) The contractual terms of the companies that provide the travel services that make up your package. These terms are incorporated into this booking; and b) Any relevant international convention, for example the Montreal Convention in respect of travel by air, the Athens Convention in respect of travel by sea, the Berne Convention in respect of travel by rail and the Paris Convention in respect of the provision of accommodation, which limit the amount of and conditions under which compensation can be claimed for death, injury, delay to passengers and loss, damage and delay to luggage. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of any limitation of the extent of or the conditions under which compensation is to be paid under these or any conventions. Under EU law (Regulation 261/2004) you have rights in some circumstances to refunds and/or compensation from your airline in cases of denied boarding, cancellation or delay to flights. Full details will are subject to weather conditions and it will be the decision of each individual hotelier as to when these facilities are available.

Airport Development Charge

An Airport Development charge has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay a charge per passenger over 16 years old at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Durham Tees Valley; Newquay; Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but is generally between £5 and £10 per person. Please visit the airport’s website for further information.

Special Requests

There are of course only a limited number of front seats on coaches, low floor rooms in hotels etc. Should you have special requests such as adjoining rooms, or for a high or low floor, make your request at the time of booking. We cannot guar­an­tee to meet all re­quests but will do our best to oblige.

Delays

Occasionally flights and coaches may be delayed due to circumstances beyond our control. In such cases we will do our utmost to help you and keep you fully informed. In the event of extended overnight delays, de­pend­ing upon circumstances, we will endeav­our to provide ac­com­mo­da­tion. In the case of a major delay to your home­ward journey, we shall en­deav­our to de­lay the depar­ ture from your hotel.

Optional Excursions

All our optional excursions are subject to a minimum number of participants. In the unlikely event that minimum numbers are not reached and the tour is cancelled, your payment will be returned in full. Cancellation often takes place whilst you are already on your holiday. This is because some people like to wait until they are in resort before booking their excursions and this often increases the numbers. If minimum numbers are still not met, your tour manager will inform you as soon as possible.

Flight Information

All prices are based on air travel in economy class. We reserve the right to substitute an alternative airline or aircraft type if required to do so for reasons

be publicised at EU airports and available from airlines. However reimbursement in such cases will not automatically entitle you to a refund of your holiday cost from us. Your right to a refund and/or compensation from us is set out in these booking conditions. If any payments to you are due from us, any payment made to you by the airline or any other service provider will be deducted. If it is impossible to ensure your return as scheduled due to unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances, we will bear the cost of necessary accommodation, if possible of equivalent category, for a maximum of three nights. The limit doesn’t apply to persons with reduced mobility and any person accompanying them, pregnant women and unaccompanied minors, or persons in need of specific medical assistance, provided that you notified us of these needs at least 48 hours before the start of your holiday. N.B. 5: This entire clause does not apply to any separate contracts that you may enter into for excursions or activities whilst on holiday.

Our Responsibility for Your Holiday 1

Overseas Holidays

(a) Although we have no direct control over services provided to you by independent suppliers we accept responsibility for the reasonable standard of the holiday which you book. If any part is not provided as promised, we will pay you appropriate compensation if this has affected the enjoyment of your holiday, except where the failure is unforeseeable or unavoidable. (b) We accept responsibility if you or any person named on the booking suffers bodily injury, illness or death due to the negligent acts and/or omissions of: (i) our employees or agents; or (ii) our suppliers or subcontractors, servants or agents whilst acting within the scope or in the course of their employment to provide any service or arrangement forming part of the holiday that you have booked with us save that we do not accept responsibility for any air or sea carriers whose liabilities are limited by the relevant International Conventions. Any such claims will be subject to and dealt with in accordance with English Law, and will be subject to the jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales only unless, in the case of Court proceedings, you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland. In this case, proceedings must either be brought in the Courts of your home country or those of England and Wales. If proceedings are brought in Scotland or Northern Ireland, you may choose to have your contract and claim governed by the law of Scotland/Northern Ireland as applicable (but if you do not so choose, English law will apply). (c) We shall give you assistance in the event that you suffer illness, personal injury or death during the period of your holiday overseas arising out of an activity which does not form part either of the holiday arrangement with us or an excursion offered through us. This assistance will include advice and guidance and, at our discretion and where appropriate, financial assistance subject to our spending a maximum amount in this regard on behalf of yourself and any other person named on the booking of £5,000 in total. (d) In the event of a claim under this clause against us by you or any person named on the booking we reserve the right to claim in your place against the person or corporation responsible for the act, default or omission giving rise to the claim and you hereby agree to assign to us all your rights under this clause and we will be subrogated to those rights and you hereby agree to assist us fully in the event that we enforce the rights which have been assigned to us or to which we are subrogated. (e) We take the safety and security of our clients extremely seriously. If the Foreign Office advises that people should not visit a particular country, then we would act on this. However, we are sure you appreciate from press and television coverage that the political, economic and social conditions in many countries are not as stable as we are used to. Sadly crimes against both people and their property are a fact of life the world over, and when in a foreign country it is very important to be extra vigilant and avoid drawing attention to yourself by wearing expensive jewellery, carrying expensive camera equipment etc. Travellers have the same responsibility for their personal safety and that of their possessions, as they do at home. As situations in countries can change rapidly, we would suggest you may wish to visit the Foreign Office Travel Advice website at www. gov.uk/foreigntravel-advice for up to date information and advice regarding safety BEFORE BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY. Newmarket Holidays operate to many parts of the world, some of which do not conform to British health and safety standards. We request that all our hotels comply with the local regulations applicable in their country for health and safety but we cannot guarantee that these meet British standards.

2 UK Holidays

We accept responsibility for ensuring that all component parts of this inclusive holiday are supplied to you as described in this brochure and to a reasonable standard. If any such part is not provided in the advertised manner, we will pay you appropriate compensation if this has affected your enjoyment of your holiday.

3 Travel Insurance

Because of the importance of having adequate insurance cover we strongly recommend on all foreign holidays that you are covered by an insurance policy. If you elect not to take our insurance, you agree to indemnify Newmarket Holidays for any costs that arise which would otherwise have been met had Newmarket Holidays insurance been taken. Please note, if you take out our insurance, certain claims will be subject to an excess charge and that your insurance premium will be dependent on your date of birth. We have no liability for any loss or damage to luggage inflight or in transit. Any claims of this nature should be referred directly to your insurer.

4 Financial Protection & Repatriation

Newmarket Holidays Ltd’s ATOL number is 2325. When you buy an ATOL protected flight inclusive holiday from us you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists the flight, accommodation, car hire and/or other services that are financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or to your credit card issuer where applicable).

5 Passport, Visa and Immigration Requirements

Your specific passport and visa requirements, and other immigration requirements are your responsibility and you should confirm these with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel because you have not complied with any passport, visa or immigration requirements. beyond our control.

Important Note about Flight Timings

The flight information given is based upon schedules that were known at the time of printing, or upon expected airline schedules. Please note that timings may become subject to change at the airline’s discretion, and should any such alteration be significant, we will inform you. Final timings will otherwise be reconfirmed with your tickets and Joining Instructions, approximately ten days before departure. We thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Fitness to Travel

We strive to give all our customers full care and attention, but we do need to know at the time of booking if there are any special needs or requirements. It is particularly important that we are advised of any disabilities and also if you intend to bring any specialist equipment such as a wheelchair with you. Please tell us any special information and this will be acknowledged on your Confirmation of Reservation. If you have suffered from a serious medical condition recently, then you should consult with your Doctor about your fitness to travel.

UK, Irish & European holidays

Unless otherwise stated the price of the holiday applies to each of 2 people sharing a room. The majority of rooms are twin-bedded. Double beds can be requested but are not guaranteed. Most hotels have single rooms and a supplement is usually charged. The third and fourth bed in triple and four bedded rooms are usually only suitable for children. It is standard practice for rooms to be vacated by 12 noon. Where your departure is later, it may be possible to keep the room longer - your tour manager will give you assistance and advise of any extra charge that would be made. Breakfast is included on most holidays - details are in the brochure. Continental style invariably means rolls/croissants, jam, tea or coffee. If you have any special dietary needs, please let us know at the time of booking. Not all hotel rooms especially in overseas hotels have tea/coffee making facilities – seasoned travellers take mini-water heaters with them.

Call costs

All calls to our 0330 telephone numbers are charged at standard local rate.


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