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visit us at amitex 15th - 18th march

2018 March 2018


Cinque Terre & a 4-Night Cruise - Costa Fascinosa

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Glimpse of Prague

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Paris & Dazzling Disneyland®

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Lourdes & the Surrounding Scenic villages

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André Rieu in Maastricht

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Wonders of Portugal

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Corfu & the Albanian Riviera

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Romantic Rimini & Adriatic Italy

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Unique Poland

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Delightful Austria

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Lakes & Mountains of Bulgaria

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Four Countries Tour: Austria, Hungary, Slovakia & Czech Republic

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Switzerland & the Italian Lake District

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Black Forest & The Rhine Falls

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Puglia & Le Maldive Del Salento

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Venice & The Bubbly Prosecco Region

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A little piece of Paradise - Sardinia

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Colours of Morocco

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Dolomites, Gardaland & a touch of Austria

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Oktoberfest & Thrilling Tyrol

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Fatima for the Last Apparition

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Costa Brava & Barcelona

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Città del Mare Resort Village

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Great Alaska Adventure - Explorer of the Seas®

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Botswana Overland Camping Safari

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China, South Korea & Japan - Celebrity Millennium®

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India Golden Triangle & Diwali, The Festival of Lights

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Malta to Trieste - Mein Schiff

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Trieste to Malta - Mein Schiff

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Malta-to-Malta - Costa Fascinosa

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Mediterranean Cruise - Norwegian Epic

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Islands of the Mediterranean - Jewel of the Seas®

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Symphony of the Seas® from Barcelona

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Symphony of the Seas® from Rome

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Seductive France & the Italian Coasts - Celebrity Reflection®

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Riviera & Mediterranean - Celebrity Constellation®

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Spain, Portugal & the Canary Islands - Independence of the Seas® 44

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The Majestic Fjords of Norway - Independence of the Seas®

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The Military Tattoo & British Isles - Celebrity Eclipse®

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Fjords, Iceland & Scotland - Norwegian Jade

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Orange Travel Group

Orange Travel Group is once again pleased to introduce our 2018 Summer Holidays Guide. This brochure features numerous vacation types: escorted land & cruise tours, summer resort holidays, Malta to Malta cruises and other packaged cruise programmes. As regards to the number of destinations and the number of departures, no other Maltese company offers the choice we do. Apart from our classic guided tour programmes to Austria, North Italy, Germany & Eastern Europe, we have introduced some very exciting destinations such as Portugal, Morocco, Botswana & India. For those looking for a destination of sea and sun, Greece is once again one of the hottest destinations this summer, with direct flights to Corfu and Santorini. Along with Greece , we also offer a selection of beach holidays to Sardinia, Sicily, Costa Brava & Le Maldive del Salento in Puglia. Being a cultural or relaxing holiday you are after, you can rest assured that we have it all! Concerning cruises you can find a varied selection of Mediterranean, North Europe & Long haul destinations such as Alaska & Asia, offered on the several brands that we represent such as TUI, Costa, NCL & Royal Caribbean. Other cruise choices can also be found on our specific brand cruise brochures, which you download from our website or can collect a free copy from one of our offices. Before you proceed with your booking please refer to Orange Travel Group’s Terms and Conditions, relevant to your booking. We will rely on the authority of the person making the booking, to act on behalf of any other traveler in the booking and that person will bind all such travelers to these terms and conditions. A copy of our terms and conditions must be given to every member. Also, when booking your holiday with us, you are protected by the Insolvency Fund, meaning that your money paid is secure. An Insolvency Fund certificate, will be issued with every booking. Whilst hoping to have the pleasure to serve you again this year, we take this opportunity to thank all our past clients and look forward to welcome the new ones with us on board.

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Book by the 14th April 2018 and SAVE Up to €100 per room on Land Tour Holidays of 7 days or more Up to €50 per room on Greece Packages. Please ask for our detailed brochure.


portofino

23 – 29 May

CINQUE TERRE & a 4-night cruise ON BOARD

starting from

€699

THE COSTA FASCINOSA

in Twin Cabin

Visiting: Barcelona, Marseille, Savona, Santa Margherita Ligure, Portofino, Vernazza, Monterosso, Porto Venere and Pisa Wednesday 23rd May: Check in at the Sea Passenger Terminal in Valletta to embark on Costa Fascinosa the most glamorous ship in Costa Crociere’s fleet. Travelling on Costa Fascinosa you’ll be surrounded by cinema legends from Luchino Visconti to David Lynch and their most famous creations. Refined and intriguing environments, charming and fascinating atmospheres for a cruise surrounded by the greatest stars of the best movies of all time. Do not miss the wonderful scenery as the ship set sail from Valletta around 1400hrs. Thursday 24th May: From bow to stern, full enjoyment ahead for the active ones during your day at sea. Pamper yourself at the sauna or just relax by the pool. Don’t miss out to shop for some variety name-brand and the duty-free shopping or try to discover the restaurants on board. Friday 25th May: After an abundant and healthy breakfast, the ship arrives in Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, known for its art and architecture. The fantastical Sagrada Familia church and other modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí dot the city are all within walking distance. Saturday 26th May: Today, you will visit the French town of Marseille. Marseille, a port city in southern France, has been a crossroads of immigration and trade since its founding days. At its heart is the old Port, where fishmongers sell their catch along the boat-lined quay. Basilique Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde is a RomanesqueByzantine church. Modern landmarks include Le Corbusier’s influential Cité Radieuse complex and Zaha Hadid’s CMA CGM Tower. Sunday 27th May: After breakfast meet the Tour leader at the designated post (to be communicated at a later stage), in order to disembark the ship in Savona. Your private coach

will await you at the pier so that together with fellow group members you will start your free full day excursion to Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino. Portofino is a famous Italian fishing village and vacation resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. Pastel coloured houses, high-end boutiques and seafood restaurants fringe its piazzetta, a small cobbled square overlooking the harbour which is lined with super yachts. Later make your way to your hotel in Sarzana in the province of La Spezia for check in, room allocation, dinner and overnight. Monday 28th May: After breakfast we encourage you to join the tour leader for an unforgettable full day excursion to the picturesque Cinque Terre. You start your day, by visiting the port city of La Spezia where you would embark on a boat to visit the beautiful bays of Vernazza, Monterosso and Porto Venere, which form part of the so called ‘Cinque Terre’. If the weather does not permit, such tour will be done with local train. Return to the hotel in time for dinner and overnight. Tuesday 29th May: After breakfast and checkout, your private coach will take you to the central Italian city of Pisa. Pisa is a city in Italy’s Tuscany region best known for its iconic Leaning Tower. Already tilting when it was completed in 1372, the 56m white-marble cylinder is the bell tower of the Romanesque, striped-marble cathedral that rises next to it in the Piazza dei Miracoli. Also in the piazza is the Baptistry and the Caposanto Monumentale cemetery. Enjoy your last day on this marvelous holiday, exploring these sites or head to Corso Italia for a last minute shopping spree. Later rejoin the tour leader for your transfer to Pisa’s airport for your Ryanair flight back to Malta leaving Pisa at 1825hrs with an estimated time of arrival back in Malta at 2010hrs

triple

twin

single

child

Inside IC

€689

€699

€849

€529

Inside Ip

N/A

€709

N/A

N/A

balcony BC

€739

€749

€949

€529

balcony BP

€749

€759

N/A

€529

Price Includes: • 4 Nights on board the Costa Fascinosa on Full Board basis • 2 Nights at the 3* Santa Caterina Park hotel in Sarzana (or similar) on Half Board basis • 10 Kgs Hand Luggage • 20 Kgs Checked-In Luggage • Coach Transfers (Port/Hotel/ Airport) • Direct Flight Pisa-Malta with Ryanair • Free Excursion to Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure • Free Excursion to Pisa • All Taxes, Port Charges and Service Charge • Tour Leader • Protection by the Insolvency Fund Extras • Gratuities to be paid on-board (Approx. €10 per night per person over 14 years & €5 per night for children between 4 & 12 years) • Travel insurance is optional but highly recommended • Excursions whilst cruising can only be purchased on board the ship • Infants (under 2) when sharing with two paying adults at €99 • Requested seats or seats next to each other will incur an additional charge • Classic Cabins might be at a lower deck and in the front or back of the ship • Drinks not included. Optional Excursions: Adults Child Cinque Terre by boat €70 €65

(under 12 years sharing with 2 Adults)

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charles bridge, prague

glimpse of PRAGUE

05 – 09 June starting from

€299 in Triple Room

Visiting: Prague, Karlovy Vary, Dresden and Cesky Krumlov

Tuesday 5th June: Meet the tour leader at 0915hrs at the Malta International Airport for check-in on your direct Czech Airlines flight to Prague departing at 1115hrs. Upon arrival at 1345hrs, your private coach will take you to your 3* EA Hotel Populus for check in and room allocation. In the afternoon, you may join the tour leader by public transport (extra) for a familiarisation tour of Prague city centre.

special price

normal price

€299 triple

€399 triple

€349 twin

€449 twin

€449 single

€549 single

Wednesday 6th June: Today, after breakfast, we encourage you to join the tour leader on an interesting optional day excursion to Karlovy Vary. The city was founded in the 14th century by Charles IV, and took its name from the same emperor. In fact the city was built after the accidental discovery of a number of thermal springs by his hunting entourage. Karlovy Vary developed during the centuries as one of the most luxurious destination of political and cultural personalities. During your free time don’t miss out the ‘’lazenske oplatky’’ commonly known as the tastiest waffles in the Czech Republic or buy a famous pink porcelain cup and drink from one of the hot springs, said to have curative properties.

€249 child

€299 child

Thursday 7th June (National Holiday): Today, after breakfast, we offer you a marvellous optional day excursion to the German city of Dresden. Dresden, heavily bombed during World War II, is now a modern city with numerous attractions such as the Dresden Zwinger, the Frauenkirche Church and the Demper Opera House (entrances extra.) Ample time for shopping and sightseeing will be allocated. Friday 8th June: After breakfast, we offer you an optional excursion to the city of Cesky Krumlov, guarded by the huge Renaissance style castle 4

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(under 12 years sharing with 2 Adults)

Price Includes: • Return Czech Airlines flight to Prague • 8 Kgs Hand Luggage • 23 Kgs Checked In Luggage • All Transfers • 4 Nights at the 3* EA Populus Hotel (or similar) in Prague on Bed & Breakfast Basis • Tour Leader • Protection by the Insolvency Fund

prague (entrance extra). Cesky Krumlov is considered to be Bohemia’s most beautiful town, and the superbly preserved old town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, offers numerous examples of Gothic, Renaissance and baroque elements. Saturday 9th June: After breakfast enjoy your last few hours in Prague, before heading to Prague’s airport for your direct flight back to Malta departing at 1450hrs.

Optional Excursions: Adults Child Karlovy Vary €45 €25 Dresden €45 €25 Cesky Krumlov €45 €25 Rate for all Excursions €135 €75

Special Price is only valid when the Excursion package is taken


07 - 10 June

Paris

starting from

& Dazzling Disneyland® €499 in Triple Room

Visiting: paris, disneyland® paris, walt disney studios® park and versailles Thursday 7th June (National Holiday): Meet the tour leader at 0430hrs at the Malta International Airport for check-in on your direct Airmalta flight to Paris departing at 0625hrs. Upon arrival, your private coach will transfer you to your 4* Vienna House Magic Circus hotel, located just by Disneyland® Paris. In the afternoon, after checkin and room allocation, you are encouraged to join the tour leader and fellow group members for a few hours in central Paris. Start by a scenic drive within the capital city of France, dubbed as the romantic city. Take a look at some of Paris’s magical sites, including the Louvre, Champs Elysee and Place de la Concorde amongst others (entrance fees may apply). In the evening, you can also join the tour leader for a 70 minute boat ride on one of Paris’ Bateaux Mouches (extra) on the River Seine. Return to your hotel for dinner (optional) and overnight. Friday 8th June and Saturday 9th June: After breakfast, take the shuttle bus transfer between the hotel and the Disney® Parks, Disney Village® and the RER Station. Entrance tickets (option) entitle you to a 2 day, multi park visit. At Disneyland®, the biggest attraction is the beauty of the park, itself. Disneyland® Paris is definitely Disney’s most gorgeous castle park, with the highlight being the whimsical Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant (Sleeping Beauty Castle). Enjoy yourself, by roaming through five incredible lands filled with classic attractions, shows and street parades. Rub shoulders with swashbuckling pirates, zoom through time and space and look on in awe at the unforgettable firework and light displays. Whilst at Walt Disney Studios® Park, lights, camera and blockbuster action are the main focus. During one of the two evenings, we are also offering an optional Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show Dinner. Saddle up and witness how the West was won in this spectacular, gunslinging live arena show. Hosted by the legendary Buffalo Bill, famous faces, such as Chief Sitting Bull, Annie Oakley and the Rough Riders, reenact fabled moments from the frontier through stunning shoot-outs and sensational stunts.

special price

normal price

€479 quad

€579 quad

€499 triple

€599 triple

€529 twin

€629 twin

€679 single

€779 single

€349 1st child

€399 1st child

€299

2nd child

€349

2nd child

(under 12 years sharing with 2 Adults)

eiffel tower, paris Special appearances by Mickey and friends help you cheer on all the action. Sunday 10th June: After breakfast, and check out (luggage room will be made available), join your tour leader for a full day excursion to Versailles (entrance included). France’s most famous and grand palace in the bourgeois suburb of Versailles, this Baroque marvel was the kingdom’s political capital and the seat of the royal court from 1682, up until the revolution of 1789. Enjoy its gardens famed for its geometrically aligned terraces, flowerbeds, tree-lined paths, ponds and fountains. Later return to the hotel to freshen up, and collect luggage, before heading toward Orly Airport for your direct Airmalta flight departing at 2145hrs.

Price Includes: • Return Airmalta flight to Paris • 10 Kgs Hand Luggage • 23 Kgs Checked-In Luggage • All Transfers • 3 Nights at the 4* Vienna House Magic Circus Hotel (or similar) on Bed & Breakfast Basis • Tour Leader • City Tax • Protection by the Insolvency Fund Optional Excursions: Adults Child Paris Sightseeing €35 €25 2 Day Multi Park Disney Entrance €150 €133 Buffalo Bill Dinner Show €65 €48 Versailles (entrance included) €45 €29 Rate for all Excursions €295 €235 Optional Adult Child Half Board (x2 dinners) €65 €35 International Buffet with Unlimited Soft Drinks and Fruit Juices Special Price is only valid when the Excursion Package and Half Board options are taken

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02 – 06 July

lourdes

Lourdes

starting from

& the surrounding scenic villages

€559 in Triple Room

Visiting: Lourdes, Biarritz, Saint Jean de Luz, Col d’Ibardin, Pont d’Espagne, Pau, Lac d’Estiang and Col du Salour Monday 2nd July: Meet the tour leader at 1500hrs at the Malta International Airport for check-in on your direct Airmalta flight to Lourdes departing at 1700hrs. Upon arrival, your private coach will take you to your centrally located 3* Hotel Angelic for room allocation and dinner. Soon after dinner, you may join the tour leader for a short familiarisation walk before overnight. Tuesday 3rd July: Today, after breakfast, we encourage you to join the tour leader for a full day excursion to the shores of the famous Bay of Biscay, by visiting Biarritz, Col d’Ibardin and Saint Jean de Luz. Start by driving to Biarritz, an elegant seaside town which was a popular resort since European royalty began visiting in the 1800s. The Rocher de la Vierge is a rocky outcrop topped with a statue of the Virgin Mary that can be reached via footbridge that offers sweeping views of the Bay of Biscay. Packed lunch will be provided. Continue your way to Saint Jean de Luz, before reaching Col d’Ibardin for some spectacular views, and souvenir shopping. Return to your hotel in time for dinner and overnight. Wednesday 4th July: After breakfast, join thousands of other pilgrims and your spiritual director, for the concelebration of Mass at the Basilica of Saint Pius X, informally known as the underground Basilica. After lunch, join the tour leader for a half day optional excursion to Pont d’Espagne. At an altitude of 1500m, this gateway to the Pyrenees National Park extends for more than 100km. Pont d’Espagne is amongst the most priced sites of such park. A marked path will take you to a footbridge, where you can admire the famous Pont d’Espagne, arched above gorges where foaming torrents flow. You may then take the Gaube chair lift (extra) that will take you quietly to the lake. Return to central Lourdes for dinner and overnight

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price

€559 triple €569 twin €647 single €485 child (under 12 years sharing with 2 Adults)

Pont d’Espagne Thursday 5th July: Today, a full day optional excursion awaits you. Join your fellow group members for a full day to the French city of Pau. Pau feels closer to a Riviera resort than a mountain town, with its grand villas, public parks and palm-lined promenandes. You can visit the city’s chateau and its gardens (entrance extra) or walk along the main shopping area along the Boulevard des Pyrenees. Packed lunch will be provided. You will also have the opportunity to visit one of the shopping complexes on your way back to Lourdes. Friday 6th July: Today, after breakfast, and check out, you are encouraged to join the tour leader for a half day optional excursion to Lac d’Estiang and Col du Salour. During your day enjoy the Pyrenees and their surrounding landscapes. Unwind and recharge your batteries at the Jardin des Bains, or simply relax contemplating the landscapes around you. Return to Lourdes for your last few hours of this amazing experience. Late in the afternoon, your private coach will take you to the airport for your direct Airmalta flight back to Malta departing at 2015hrs.

Price Includes: • Return Airmalta flight to Lourdes • 10 Kgs Hand Luggage • 23 Kgs Checked In Luggage • All Transfers • 4 Nights at the 3* Hotel Angelic (or similar) on Full Board Basis • Tour Leader • Spiritual Director • City Tax • Protection by the Insolvency Fund Optional Excursions: Adults Child Col d’Ibardin, Biarritz and Saint Jean de Luz €39 €25 Pont d’Espagne €29 €25 Pau and Shopping Complex €39 €25 Col du Salour and Lac d’Estiang €29 €25 Rate for all Excursions €136 €100 Note Tour will be conducted in Maltese and English


vrijthof, maastricht

André Rieu in Maastricht

11 – 14 July starting from

€579 in Triple Room

Visiting: Neunen, Den Bosch, Eindhoven, Maastricht, Amsterdam and Brussels Wednesday 11th July: Meet the tour leader at 0430hrs at the Malta International Airport for check-in on your direct Ryan Air flight to Eindhoven, the Netherlands departing at 0640hrs. Upon arrival at 0950hrs, your private coach will take you to the small village of Neunen, once home to Vincent Van Gogh, the famous Dutch painter. Over here, together with a local licensed English speaking guide, you will stroll and admire the scenic spots which were inspirational to some of the artist’s famous paintings. After some free time for lunch (extra) and personal recreation you shall head to your 4* Park Plaza hotel in central Eindhoven. After check in and room allocation, you may join the tour leader for a short familiarisation walk. Thursday 12th July: After breakfast, today, you may join the tour leader for a half day excursion to Den Bosch. The full name of Noord Brabant’s capital is s-Hertogenbosch which literally means the Duke’s forest. It is best known for its beautiful fortress and of course its famous painter Jheronimus Bosch. Den Bosch is also known as a great city for shopping. The countless bars, cafes and restaurants make for that characteristic pleasure-loving atmosphere. Without a doubt the city’s culinary pride is the Bossche Bol. A visit to Den Bosch is not complete until you have tried this wonderful spherical pastry. It also has a unique canal system ready for you to explore. In the early afternoon, you will return to Eindhoven for a few hours to really enjoy this beautiful city and its many facades. One can visit the St. Catherine’s church designed by famous architect Pierre Cuypers, the famous architect of the Rijksmuseum and the Central Station in Amsterdam or visit the DAF Museum (entrance extra). Return to your hotel on foot (walking distance) to freshen up and prepare for the evening’s highlight of the tour - the grand performance by Andre Rieu. In the early evening, your coach will transfer you to the city of Maastricht for this unique performance

together with the Johann Straus orchestra, choir and soloists. Join the party and the irresistible waltzes, classical operetta and musicals. For sure, an evening you will never forget. Private transfer back to the hotel after the concert and overnight. Friday 13th July: After breakfast, you are encouraged to join your tour leader for a marvelous full day excursion to Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands. Your first stop will be in the vicinity of the Central Staion. Here you will immediately notice that this city is rich in its artistic heritage. Elaborate canal systems and narrow houses with gabled facades that are a testimony to the city’s 17th century golden age. With the tour leader, you shall walk along one of the main streets in the historical centre of Amsterdam to the main square. Here you can find numerous cafes and restaurants. During your free time in the city, one can visit some of the best attractions such as the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh museum, the Amsterdam Dungeon, the Heineken experience, the Anne Frank House and Madame Tussauds (entrance extra). One can also opt to take one of the numerous canal cruises. You will depart in the early evening to your hotel in Eindhoven for overnight. Saturday 14th July: Today after breakfast and check out, a free day excursion to Brussels awaits you. Brussels, the capital city of Belgium is a major centre for international politics since the end of the Second World War. Brussels is in fact the de facto capital of the European Union as it host a number of principal EU institutions. Enjoy your free time in the Grand Place, Brussel’s most famous and beautiful square or the surrounding pedestrianised area filled to the brim with numerous outlets selling world famous Belgian beer, chocolate and sea shells. Later you will continue your way to Brussels Charleroi airport for check-in onto your Ryanair direct flight to Malta departing Brussels at 2040hrs and arriving at 2340hrs.

special price

normal price

€579

€679

€749

€849

twin

single

twin

single

Price Includes: • Direct Ryanair flight to Eindhoven and return flight from Brussels Charleroi • 10 Kgs Hand Luggage • All Transfers • 3 Nights at the 4* Park Plaza Hotel (or similar) in Eindhoven on Bed & Breakfast basis • Tour Leader • City Tax • FREE Brussels and Neunen Excursions • Protection by the Insolvency Fund Optional Excursions: Adults Den Bosch €25 Transfer & Category 3 Concert Ticket €120 Amsterdam €47 Rate for all Excursions €192 Optional 20 kgs Checked In Luggage, Priority Boarding &Reserved Standard Seat

€60

Special Price is only valid when the Excursion Package is taken

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19 – 26 July

Lisbon skyline with Sao Jorge Castle

wonders of portugal

starting from

€599 in Triple Room

Visiting: Lisbon, Belem, Obidos, Nazare, Peniche, Fatima, Evora, Sintra, Cabo de Roca, Cascais, Arabida, Cristo Rei Monument, Palmela and Setubal

Thursday 19th July: Meet the tour leader at the Malta International Airport at 1630hrs for check in of your direct Air Malta flight to Lisbon departing at 1840hrs. Upon arrival at 2055hrs, your private coach will transfer you to your 3* Hotel in central Lisbon for check-in, room allocation and overnight. Friday 20th July: Today, after breakfast, join the tour leader for a full day excursion to Lisbon, Portugal’s capital city, your home for the next few days. Built on seven hillsides overlooking the Rio Tejo, Lisbon’s postcard-perfect panorama of cobbled alleyways, ancient ruins and white-domed cathedrals will await your discovery together with our English speaking local guide. During your free time visit your favourite hotspot in Lisbon, before making your way towards Belem tower and the adjacent Jeronimo Monastery which is a UNESCO listed monastery. Saturday 21st July: After breakfast, join the tour leader for a full day optional excursion to the northwest of Portugal. Start your day by driving towards the medieval town of Obidos, located on high ground near the Atlantic coast. Its gorgeous historic centre is a labyrinth of cobblestoned streets and flower-bedecked, whitewashed houses livened up with dashes of vivid yellow and blue paint. Then proceed to Nazare, a unique fishing village, with a warren of narrow, cobbled lanes running down to a wide, cliff-backed beach. The town centre is jammed with seafood restaurants, bars and locals in traditional dress. You may, take the funicular up to Promontório do Sítio (extra), where picturepostcard coastal views unfold from the cliffs. Later head to Peniche, popular for its long and fabulous town beach. Sunday 22nd July: Today after breakfast, you may opt for a full day excursion to Fatima. Recognised as one of the most esteemed places of pilgrimage in the world, the city of Fatima is one of the most popular destinations in Portugal. Visit the Perpetual Adoration chapel, the Chapel of the Apparitions, the Basilica and other places of interest in connection with our Lady of Fatima during your free time before heading back to Lisbon. Monday 23rd July: After breakfast join the group on another interesting day excursion to Evora. An enchanting place to delve into the past. Evora’s winding lanes lead to striking architectural works: an elaborate medieval cathedral and cloisters; the 8

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cinematic columns of the Templo Romano (near the intriguing Roman baths); and a picturesque town square. Aside from its historic and aesthetic virtues, Évora is also a lively university town with its many attractive restaurants. Tuesday 24th July: After breakfast, enjoy another splendid day to Sintra, the nearby Cabo da Roca and Cascais. Drive along Portugal’s unspoiled Atlantic coast to the historical towns of Sintra and Cascais. Sintra is like a page torn from a fairy tale. Its UNESCO World Heritage-listed centre, is dotted with pastel-hued manors folded into luxuriant hills that roll down to the blue Atlantic. Later head to Cabo da Roca cliffs to admire the breath-taking landscapes of the westernmost point on mainland Europe. Proceed towards Cascais, a popular fishing-village-turned-resort-town, before your return to Lisbon. Wednesday 25th July: Today, after breakfast join the tour leader on an optional day excusion to the South of Lisbon. Drive towards the imposing 25th April Bridge towards the Cristo Rei monument. Inspired by the statue in Rio de Janeiro, this monument is one of most iconic and prominent landmarks that stand approximately 113m above Tagus River. From the high pedestal, the statue of Christ has His arms out-stretched as if in a motion blessing Lisbon. The viewing platform (entrance extra) at the base of the statue provides amazing views over Lisbon and the Tagus River. The tour continues towards Arrabida, the National Park that stretches out to the Setúbal Peninsula filled to the brim with olives, pistachio, strawberry, lavender, thyme and chamomile. Return to Lisbon for some free time where you can join the tour leader by visiting one of the major shopping malls in the city centre. Thursday 26th July: Today, after breakfast and checkout (luggage room will be made available), join the tour leader for a day excursion to Setubal and Palmela. Setúbal is a coastal town, known for its fishing activities, traditions and industrial area. Take the opportunity to munch choco frito (fried cuttlefish), while trying to sport some bottlenose dolphins in such breazy setting. Stroll around the museums, monuments and medieval castle whilst tasting a glass (or bottle) of wine from the local wine region of Palmela. Later return to Lisbon before making your way to Lisbon’s International airport for your direct Airmalta flight back to Malta departing at 2145hrs.

special price

normal price

€599 triple

€699 triple

€649 twin

€749 twin

€939 single

€1039 single

€499 child

€549 child

(under 12 years sharing with 2 Adults)

€49 infant

€49 infant

(under 2 years sharing with 2 Adults)

Price Includes: • Return Airmalta flight to Lisbon • 10 Kgs Hand Luggage • 23 Kgs Checked In Luggage • All Transfers • 7 Nights at the 3* Hotel Luena (or similar) in Lisbon on Bed & Breakfast Basis • Tour Leader • City Tax • Protection by the Insolvency Fund Optional Excursions: Adults Child Lisbon €36 €15 Obidos, Nazare & Peniche €39 €19 Fatima €39 €19 Evora €37 €19 Sintra, Cabo de Roca & Cascais €35 €19 Cristo Rei & Arabida €32 €19 Palmela & Setubal €30 €19 Rate for all Excursions €248 €129

Special Price is only valid when the Excursion package is taken


27 Jul – 03 Aug

sarande, albania

Corfu & €579 the Albanian Riviera starting from

in Triple Room

Visiting: Sarande, Borsch, Llogora, Porto Palermo, tepelena, Permet, Vjosa, Butrint, Blue Eye Springs, Paxos, Antipaxos and pelekas

Friday 27th July: Meet the tour leader at 0230hrs check-in on your Airmalta flight to Corfu departing at 0435hrs. Upon arrival your coach will take you to the Corfu’s harbour for customs clearance before boarding the ferry to Albania (€10 per person immigartion fee is included). Upon arrival in the touristic resort of Sarande, make your way to your hotel where breakfast will be awaiting, before an optional day excursion to Llogara National Park. Travel to Borsch and then continue to Porto Palermo: a picturesque bay, home to the castle of Ali Pasha. The castle offers a well worth visit (included) to wander around and explore the battlements, which have superb views. Such views can also be admired once you arrive at the Llogora Pass, a high mountain pass, before reaching the national park. Return to your hotel for room allocation in the unofficial capital of the Albanian Riviera, where thousands of tourists enjoy the busy beach and busier nightlife. Saturday 28th July: Today, after breakfast, we encourage you to join the tour leader for an optional excursion to the Tepelena and Permet. Start your day by driving towards the Cold Water monument on the banks of Drino River. Such area derives its name by the natural springs where the water always flows cold and clean. Continue your way to Tepelene and Permet both flanked by the Vjosa river. Permet, a village which nowadays claims to be the cleanest and greenest in Albania is known by locals as the city of roses. You will have time to visit the Vjosa river tributary part of one of Europe’s last wild rivers and its thermal springs, the stone Ottoman bridge and the beautiful gorges. Return to your hotel in Sarande but not before a walk along the busy promenade in your free time. You can also join thousands of others at one of the nearby local clubs for a night to remember. Sunday 29th July: After breakfast, join the group on an optional half day excursion to Butrint Park: an ancient Greek city, famed for its ruins, beauty and tranquillity. Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere created by a combination of archaeology, monuments and nature. Enter the Park (included) where you will admire the remains of a Roman theatre whilst travelling along a route that shows you a temple, an ancient fitness center with public baths, an aqueduct, and a Byzantine church with a one-of-a-kind baptistery. Return to your hotel, so that in your free time, you will be able to head to the beach and enjoy Sarande and its many water sports activities.

Monday 30th July: Today, join the group for an excursion to the Blue Eye Spring: a water spring within a natural park (entrance included), which over the years have become a popular tourist attraction. The clear water of the river bubbles forth from a stunning, more than fifty-metre-deep pool. Change to your swimming costumes for a dive in such clear cold waters, before heading to Lekures Castle for light refreshment (extra). The 18th century castle offers a magical panorama and an astounding view. Take some photos to share with all your friends, whilst being convinced that you chose the best itinerary on offer. Later head back to Sarande for overnight. Tuesday 31st July: After breakfast and check out, enjoy your last few hours in Sarande, before your private coach will take you to the port in order to check in on the ferry back to Corfu. In Corfu, you will be heading to your 3* hotel with your tour leader, for immediate check-in and room allocation. Wednesday 1st August: After breakfast, join the tour leader for a day to Paxos and Antipaxos. Today you will swim in the crystal blue waters in Antipaxos and enjoy Gaios the capital of Paxos. As you sail, enjoy the impressive rocky coast line and the unique white sandy beaches until you arrive at Antipaxos, whose sandy blue water coves have been compared to the Caribbean. Here you will have the opportunity to swim in the crystal waters of the ‘Paradise beach’. The excursion proceeds to Paxos. Mooring will be close to the center of the village where you can easily walk through the wonderful narrow streets and enjoy lunch (extra) at one of the traditional taverns. Thursday 2nd August: Today, we offer you yet another spectacular optional day excursion to Kaiser Throne. Your first stop would be at the Theotoky Estate in Ropa Valley. It covers an area of 1100 acres full of olive, pine trees and vineyards. Apart from wine, the estates also specialize in extra virgin olive oil and the mouth-watering olives. You will be offered to taste them and to purchase some. Continue your day towards Pelekas: a lovely village offering the best 360° view over the island, and to the famous Kaiser throne situated nearby. Friday 3rd August: After early check out, your private coach will take you for check-in on your Airmalta flight back to Malta departing at 0740hrs.

special price

normal price

€579 triple

€679 triple

€629 twin

€729 twin

€899 single

€999 single

€449 child

€499 child

(under 12 years sharing with 2 Adults)

€49 infant

€49 infant

(under 2 years sharing with 2 Adults)

Price Includes: • Return Airmalta flight to Corfu • 10 Kgs Hand Luggage • 23 Kgs Checked-In Luggage • All Transfers • 4 Nights 3* Hotel in Sarande on Bed & Breakfast basis • 3 Nights 3* Hotel in Corfu on Bed & Breakfast basis • Tour Leader • City Tax • Protection by the Insolvency Fund Optional Excursions: Adults Child Llgora National Park €37 €32 Tepelena & Permet €39 €32 Butrinti €37 €32 Blue Eye Spring €37 €32 Paxcos & Antipaxos €39 €29 Wine Tasting & Kaiser Throne €35 €25 Rate for all Excursions €224 €182

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Tiberius Bridge in Rimini

Romantic Rimini & Adriatic Italy

31 July – 07 Aug starting from

€579 in Triple Room

visiting: rimini, mirabilandia, maranello Ferrari museum, san marino, bologna, ferrara, cervia and milano marrittima Tuesday 31st July: Meet the tour leader at the Malta International Airport at 0610hrs, to check-in for your Ryanair direct flight to Bologna departing at 0810hrs. Upon arrival at 1005hrs, your private coach will await you to start this memorable holiday. You make your way to Ravenna for your sightseeing tour of this historical town of the Emilia Romagna. It’s known for the colourful mosaics adorning many of its central buildings, like the octagonal Basilica di San Vitale, the 6th-century Basilica di Sant’ Apollinare Nuovo and the cross-shaped Mausoleo di Galla Placidia. Some free time to stroll around and have lunch (extra). Later in the afternoon transfer to your 4* Hotel. Check-in and room allocation. Free afternoon at your own leisure and a good rest. Dinner (optional) together at the hotel. Wednesday 1st August: After breakfast we offer you a full day excursion to Rimini. It’s city centre is charming, and perhaps its highlight is Piazza Cavour. The centre of this city is always a lively place. Free time to visit the market stalls. There are a number of cafes here, where you can sit down and enjoy a morning cappuccino. Later, your coach will drive you to Rimini beachfront where you can enjoy a full afternoon by the beach. (Entrance to the Lido is extra). Transfer back to your hotel. Dinner (optional) together at the hotel. Thursday 2nd August: Today after breakfast we encourage you to join in a fun day experience in Mirabilandia (entrance extra) Italy’s largest amusement park. Take a train ride to enjoy the park’s green paths or for the more adventurous ones the emotion of a breathless fall from the Tower is a must! Back to your hotel in time for Dinner (optional). Friday 3rd August: After breakfast, we encourage you to join your tour leader for a full day excursion to nearby attractions. You start your visit to Maranello: a small town, best known as the home of Ferrari and the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One racing team. A must visit in this area is the Ferrari Museum (entrance included) which entices its visitors to live the Prancing Horse dream first-hand. It offers a unique and enthralling voyage of discovery, a story told through cars that have made automotive history on streets and circuits the world over. Today for lunch (extra) we will take you to Fico Eataly which is situated in Bologna. It’s the world’s biggest food park with over a kilometre of shops, big brands, even farm animals. Later you proceed to your hotel in time for dinner (optional) and overnight. Saturday 4th August: After breakfast we suggest you join our full day excursion to San Marino, one of the world’s smallest and oldest republics. The most serene Republic of San Marino is a must see 10

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destination for lovers of history – and for those who love picturesque panoramas. San Marino is set on the top of Mount Titan. After arrival you will take a guided walk through this stunning mountain top citadel setting and see many of the fascinating sights including the fortress, the basilica and the government palace, all built using the local golden limestone. The Citadel itself is a maze of small streets dotted with pretty boutiques and gives a delightful walk with amazing views over the plain of Romagna and the sea. You will have time for lunch (extra) and some free time to stroll around this fascinating city. Return to your hotel for dinner (optional). Sunday 5th August: Today after breakfast we offer you a full day Excursion to the cities of Bologna & Ferrara. You start with a drive to Bologna, which is the lively, historic capital of the EmiliaRomagna region, in northern Italy. You visit the Piazza Maggiore which is a sprawling plaza lined with arched colonnades, cafes and Renaissance structures such as City Hall, the Fountain of Neptune and the Basilica di San Petronio. Free time for lunch (extra) and you proceed to Ferrara a splendid city of art, to be enjoyed by walking its streets. This is one of Italy’s greenest cities, full of medieval castles, parks and churches, where almost every museum and tourist attraction is housed in a luxurious palace. Back to your coach and return to the hotel for dinner (optional). Monday 6th August: Today after breakfast we offer you a full day excursion to Cervia & Milano Marittima. Your first stop is in Cervia, which is located on a wonderful part of the Adriatic coast, 20km south of Ravenna. It has a 10 kmlong stretch of coastline with extremely fine sand and shallow waters. Your main attraction is a visit to Salt Museum (entrance extra) which is located inside the “Torre” salt warehouse. The museum was founded by the Salt Workers’ Cultural Association “Civiltà Salinara” in the aim of keeping the memory of work in saltpans alive. It is a collection of documents, tools and photos showing salt production and its milieu. You proceed to Milano Marittima. Free time for your own leisure. Explore the tree-lined avenues, the town centre, the flowerbeds and all the hippest venues provide the perfect background for taking a walk while having fun and doing a spot of shopping in some of the most exclusive shops. Return to your hotel in time for dinner (optional). Tuesday 7th August: Early breakfast followed by room check out. Your coach will transfer you to Bologna airport to check-in for your flight FR7794 departing at 1030hrs and arriving back to Malta at 1220hrs.

special price

normal price

€579 triple

€679 triple

€599 twin

€699 twin

€779 single

€879 single

€499 child

€549 child

(under 12 years sharing with 2 Adults)

Price Includes: • Return Ryanair flights to Bologna • 10 kgs Hand Luggage • 20 Kgs checked-in luggage • All Transfers • Ravenna Sightseeing tour • 7 nights hotel accommodation in a 4* Hotel in Ravenna on Bed & Breakfast Basis • Tour Leader • City Tax • Protection by the Insolvency Fund Optional Excursions: Adults Child Rimini €40 €25 Transfer to Mirabilandia €25 €20 Museo Ferrari, Maranello, Fico Eataly €55 €45 San Marino €45 €35 Bologna & Ferrara €45 €40 Cervia & Milano Marittima €35 €30 Rate for all Excursions €245 €195 Optional Adult Child Half Board excluding drinks (Á la Carte) 7 Dinners €89 €89

Special Price is only valid when the Excursion Package and Half Board options are taken


01 – 08 Aug starting from

zakopane

Unique Poland

€599 in Triple Room

Visiting: Krakow, Kazimierz district, Wieliczka Salt Mines, Lagiewniki Divine Mercy Shrine, Zakopane, Kalwaria Zebrydowska, Wadowice and Auschwitz

Wednesday 1st August: Meet the tour leader at 1700hrs at the Malta International Airport for checkin on your direct Wizzair flight to Katowice departing at 1850hrs. Upon arrival, your private coach will take you to your centrally located 3* Hotel Alexander II in Krakow for room allocation and overnight. Thursday 2nd August: Today, after breakfast, we encourage you to join the tour leader for a full day excursion to the beautiful city of Krakow. Meet your licensed English speaking guide for a walking tour of the city you will be calling home for the next few days. Immerse yourself in its grandeur and beauty, whilst having the opportunity to visit the Royal chambers, the Royal Cathedral (entrance included), the Bishop’s Palace, Wawel Hill and the twin-spired St. Mary’s church (entrance fees extra where applicable) with its famous Wit Stwosz medieval altar. However, there’s more to the former royal capital than its history. As you walk through the Old Town, you’ll sometimes find yourself overwhelmed by the harmony of a quiet back street, the ‘just so’ nature of the architecture and light. It’s at times like these that Kraków reveals its harmonious blend of past and present, an essential part of any visit to Poland. Friday 3rd August: After breakfast, join the tour leader and the local guide to the Kazimierz district of Krakow. While the old town contains soaring churches, impressive museums and the vast Rynek Główny, Europe’s largest market square, in the former Jewish quarter, Kazimierz, remnant synagogues reflect the tragedy of the 20th century, just as its lively squares and backstreets symbolise the renewal of the 21st. The Remuh synagogue (entrance included), and its adjoining cemetery is a unique complex of Jewish architecture and religious art dating back to the mid-16th century. It functions as a centre of the religious life of Jews in today’s Kraków. Complete your day by a visit to the Oscar Shindler factory and to the world famous Eagle Pharmacy (entrances extra). Saturday 4th August: Today, a full day optional excursion awaits you: two of the most important and beautiful attractions combined in one day. Start your day by visiting the Wieliczka Salt Mine complex (entrance included). These mines include magnificent underground chambers chiseled out in rock salt, amazing underground saline lakes and majestic timber constructions and unique statues sculpted in salt. It is no surprise that this is one of the most popular attractions in the whole of Poland. Later make your way to The Shrine of The Divine

Mercy in Kraków-Łagiewniki. At its heart stands the chapel where the miraculous image of Merciful Jesus and the tomb of Sister Faustina are to be found. This small church, consecrated in 1891 and dedicated to St. Joseph, has since witnessed the prayer of the Apostle of The Divine Mercy and the extraordinary graces received by Sister Faustina. For this reason the Lagiewniki Shrine became the centre of devotion to The Divine Mercy.

special price

normal price

€599 triple

€699 triple

€629 twin

€729 twin

€779 single

€879 single

Sunday 5th August: Another day characterised by the beauty of Poland. A full day optional excursion to Zakopane: a spectacular mountain paradise that boast numerous attractions, breathtaking views, highland cultural heritage and unique architecture - all framed by the stunning Tatra Mountains. This tour includes a return trip on the modern funicular up to the summit of Gubalowka Mountain.

€479 child

€529 child

Monday 6th August: After breakfast, join the tour leader and your fellow group members for a full day optional excursion to Kalwaria Zebrydowska and Wadowice. In 1999 Kalwaria Zebrzydowska was added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites. The original hilltop church north of the centre was gradually enlarged and today is the massive Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels. Later continue your way to Wadowice, the birthplace of Karol Wojtyła better known to the world as Pope John Paul II. Wadowice has evolved into a popular pilgrimage destination in its own right. People come to walk the pretty cobblestones, pay their respects to the Wojtyła family home (entrance included) and, maybe most importantly, have a slice of the town’s legendary cream cake, kremówka. Tuesday 7th August: Today, a full day optional excursion awaits you. Join your fellow group members for a day excursion to the AushwitzBirkeanau museum site. Start your day with a sober visit to two of the most infamous concentration camps of World War II. A local guide will explain the cruelty of life under Nazi German occupation and how thousands of Jews, resistance fighters and prisoners of war died there. Later return to Krakow where you may visit Galeria Krakowska, one of the biggest shopping galleries in Poland. Wednesday 8th August: After, breakfast and checkout (luggage room will be made available), enjoy your last few hours in Krakow, before your private transfer to the Katowice’s airport for check in on your direct Wizzair flight back to Malta departing at 1535hrs.

(under 12 years sharing with 2 Adults)

€49 infant

€49 infant

(under 2 years sharing with 2 Adults)

Price Includes: • Return Wizzair flight to Katowice • 10 Kgs Hand Luggage • 20 Kgs Checked-In Luggage • All Transfers • 7 Nights at the 3* Hotel Alexander II (or similar) in Krakow on Bed & Breakfast Basis • Tour Leader • City Tax • Protection by the Insolvency Fund Optional Excursions: Adults Child Krakow walking tour €35 €25 Kazimieri District €35 €25 Saltmines and Sanctuary of Divine Mary €49 €39 Zakopane €49 €39 Wadowice & Kalwaria Zebrydowska €39 €25 Aushwitz €35 €24 Rate for all Excursions €242 €177

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Mirabell Palace, Salzburg

DELIGHTFUL AUSTRIA

11 - 17 Aug starting from

€549 in Triple Room

Visiting: Vienna, Mariazell, Melk, Passau, Cesky Krumlov, Budejovice, Eagle’s Nest, Salzburg and Styer Saturday 11th August: Meet the tour leader at 0500hrs at the Malta International Airport for check-in on your direct Airmalta flight to Vienna, departing at 0715hrs. Upon arrival at 0930hrs, your private coach will pick you up to start your marvellous holiday with a free excursion to the city of Vienna, the capital city of Austria. Together with the tour leader you will visit the famous Hunderwasserhaus with its unique and impressive design. You then continue your panoramic city tour passing by numerous important buildings before some free time. You may admire some important sites such as the Hofsburg (Imperial Palace) and the imposing St. Stephen Cathedral or you may spend some free time for shopping on Mariahilfer strasse. Later during the day, you will be transferred to your 4* hotel in Linz, for check in, room allocation and overnight. Sunday 12th August: Today soon after breakfast, we offer you another interesting optional day excursion, this time visiting one of the most famous pilgrimage places in Austria, Mariazell and Melk. This picturesque village of Mariazell, situated at the foot of the Alps in the province of Styra, is well known for the church that houses the miraculous statue of Our Lady and Child. After having visited the Basilica of Mariazell you continue your way to the Monastery of Melk to visit the world famous Benedictine Abbey (entrance extra). This fortified abbey stands on top of a rocky rise overlooking the Danube. (If due to adverse weather conditions we would not be able to drive to Mariazell, we reserve the right to substitute Mariazell with a drive through the Wachau region including Duernstein where King Richard the Lionheart was once imprisoned.) Return to your hotel for overnight. Monday 13th August: After breakfast, we encourage you to join the tour leader on an interesting optional day excursion to the Bavarian town of Passau. Described as the Bavarian Venice and also the City of the Three Rivers, magical Passau is very much defined by water. It is situated on a peninsula where the river Danube is met by the River Inn from the south and the River Ilz from the Bavarian Forest to the North. One may admire the beautiful scenery by taking a boat ride (not included and subject to weather conditions). Enjoy some free time or you may wish to visit the most modern shopping mall of Passau – the Stadtgalerie. Return to your hotel for overnight. 12

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Tuesday 14th August: Today after breakfast we offer a wonderful optional excursion to the neighbouring Czech Republic to visit the UNESCO World Heritage town of Cesky Krumlov. Drive through the charming south Bohemian countryside before arrivong at Cesky Krumlov. Guarded over by the huge Renaissance style castle (entrance extra), Cesky Krumlov is considered to be Bohemia’s most beautiful town. You will than visit the centre of Budejovice with its various medieval and baroque buildings . Return to the hotel for overnight. Wednesday 15th August (Public Holiday): Today, after breakfast, we offer you a marvellous optional day excursion to Germany’s frontier village of Berchtesgaden. The highlight of the day, shall be the visit to the Eagles Nest complex: an infrastructural marvel, built as a present to Adolph Hitler. Renovated after the end of World War II, today houses a pretty restaurant in the former tea house. (Should it be impossible due to the weather conditions on the day, you would visit the Salt Mines - extra). Enjoy lunch, coffee or beer (extra) in this historic edifice, before making your way down to visit the nearby village of Koenigsee. Lake Koenigsee, is Germany’s highest lake, framed with steep mountain walls, and an interesting artisan market. Return to your hotel for overnight. Thursday 16th August: After breakfast join the optional excursion where you shall visit the wonderful city of Salzburg and the beautiful Salzkammergut area. After your arrival in Salzburg, you could join the tour leader for a walk through the Old Town. Afterwards enjoy some free time for personal sightseeing or shopping on Getreidegasse, Salzburg’s main shopping street before driving to the quaint village of Mondsee. After some free time you continue on your way to St. Wolfgang, a pretty village on the lake with the same name. Return to hotel and overnight. Friday 17th August: Today after breakfast and checkout (luggage room will be made available), join the tour leader for a half day to Steyr. This beautiful city boasts of glorious past, giving its name to the province of Styria and becoming for a time a rival to Vienna. Enjoy a walk through the old town by visiting some of the famous buildings which adore the majestic city square, Stadtplatz,with its famous 17th century fountain. Later return to your hotel to pick up your luggage before heading to Vienna’s airport for your direct flight back to Malta departing at 1940hrs.

special price

normal price

€549 triple

€649 triple

€569 twin

€669 twin

€699 single

€799 single

€349 child

€399 child

(under 12 years sharing with 2 Adults)

€49 infant

€49 infant

(under 2 years sharing with 2 Adults)

Price Includes: • Return Airmalta flight to Vienna • 10 Kgs Hand Luggage • 23 Kgs Checked In Luggage • All Transfers • 6 Nights at the 4* Courtyard by Mariott Hotel (or similar) in Linz on Bed & Breakfast Basis • Free Excursion to Vienna • Tour Leader • City Tax • Protection by the Insolvency Fund Optional Excursions: Adults Child Cesky Krumlov €45 €35 Passau €42 €30 Mariazell and Melk €45 €35 Salzburg €45 €35 Eagle’s Nest €42 €30 Steyr €25 €20 Rate for all Excursions €244 €185

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Seven Rila Lakes

21 - 28 Aug

Lakes & Mountains of Bulgaria

starting from

€499 in Triple Room

Visiting: Sofia, Seven Rila Lakes, Rila Monastery, Vitosha, Koprovshitsa, Plovdiv, King Cobra Aqualand, Bachkovo Monastery, Asenova Fortress and Bansko Tuesday 21st August: Meet the tour leader at 1900hrs at the Malta International Airport for checkin on your direct Wizzair flight to Sofia, departing at 2050hrs. Upon arrival, your private coach will take you to your 3* Hotel Budapest for check-in, room allocation and overnight. Wednesday 22nd August: Today, after breakfast, join the tour leader for a full day excursion to Sofia. Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital is also the largest city in the country and it transpires as a dynamic Eastern European capital, distinguished by its unique combination of European and Communist-style architecture as well as many beautiful orthodox churches. Start your day by touring the city on a panoramic tour around the city with more than 8500 years in history under its belt. Visit the most fascinating places of interest with the local English speaking local guide and then head to Serdica Shopping mall for a feast to your eyes with over 210 shops to choose from. Return to your hotel for dinner (optional) and overnight. Thursday 23rd August: After breakfast, join the tour leader on an interesting optional day excursion to the Seven Rila Lakes Region. Without a doubt this is one of the most notable natural attractions on the Balkan Peninsula. Their beauty touches thousands of travellers. Join the tour leader for a cable car ride (included) to the top of Rila Mountain for some beautiful photo opportunities. Later head to Rila Monastery: the biggest Bulgarian spiritual centre since the middle ages. Nowadays, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this monastery houses a rich collection of icons and wall paintings. Return to your hotel for dinner (optional) and overnight Friday 24th August: Today, after breakfast, we offer you a marvellous optional day excursion to the Vitosha Mountain. Here you will visit the Dragalevski monastery founded in the mid 14th century. The murals present within such monastery are of high artist and historical value. Return to Sofia for some free time before dinner (optional) and overnight. Saturday 25th August: After breakfast and checkout, join your fellow group members on a memorable transfer to Plovdiv, but not before visiting the small town of Koprivshtitsa. Situated in a picturesque village amongst the mountains, Koprivshtitsa is one of the most characteristic

Bulgarian towns, still preserving the atmosphere of the Bulgarian National Revival period of the 19th century. The town boasts a large number of architectural monuments from the period, most of which have been restored to their original appearance. Then continue your way towards the beautiful Rose valley, where you will visit the Tarnichene Rose oil distillery, a high quality Bulgarian essential oil producer operating since 1909. Upon reaching your 3* Park Hotel in Plovdiv, immediate check in and room allocation will be done before dinner (optional) and overnight. Sunday 26th August: Today, after breakfast, we offer you an optional day at Plovdiv’s Aquapark, known as the King Cobra Aqualand. Enjoy your day at this ideal place for all the family. A truly incredible water park with an infinite choice of water rides amongst which the jewel in the crown: The King Cobra water ride. This is one of the most extreme slides in the world, receiving many awards and distinctive mentions. Return to your hotel in time for dinner (optional) and overnight. Monday 27th August: Today, after breakfast we offer you an optional full day excursion to Backovo Monastery and the Asenova Fortress. Start your day by a sightseeing tour of Old Plovdiv, before making your way to Bachkovo Monastery. The second largest monastery in Bulgaria was founded in 1083 and houses a much-cherished icon of the Virgin Mary that believers claim was painted by Saint Luke. Later make your way towards the Asenova Fortess. Early incarnations of the structure were built over 8000 years ago but over the centuries various rulers admired its impenetrable position so much that they continued its expansion and thickening its walls to a battering ram proof 3m. Return to your hotel in time for dinner (optional) and overnight. Tuesday 28th August: After breakfast and room check out, join the tour leader for your transfer to Sofia’s airport, but not before a half day excursion to the city of Bansko. Bansko, once a main stockbreeding and travelling community, has become an international centre for winter and summer tourism. The mountain peaks near the town, the numerous lakes and the old pine woods make it a popular site for recreation. Continue your way to the airport for check-in your Wizz air flight back to Malta departing at 1910hrs.

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normal price

€499 triple

€599 triple

€579 twin

€679 twin

€679 single

€779 single

€399 child

€449 child

(under 12 years sharing with 2 Adults)

€49 infant

€49 infant

(under 2 years sharing with 2 Adults)

Price Includes: • Return Wizzair flight to Sofia • 10 Kgs Hand Luggage • 20 Kgs Checked In Luggage • All Transfers • 4 Nights at the 3* Budapest Hotel (or similar) in Sofia on Bed & Breakfast Basis • 3 Nights at the 3* Park Hotel (or similar) in Plovdiv on Bed & Breakfast Basis • Free Excursion to Koprovshitsa and Bansko • Tour Leader • City Tax • Protection by the Insolvency Fund Optional Excursions: Adults Child Sofia and Serdika Mall €35 €30 Seven Rila Lakes & Monastery €40 €35 Vitosha €40 €35 King Cobra Aqualand (inc. entrance) €45 €35 Bachkovo Monastery & Assen Fortress €35 €30 Rate for all Excursions €195 €165 Optional Adult Child Half Board excluding drinks 6 Dinners €99 €99 Special Price is only valid when the Excursion Package and Half Board options are taken

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bratislava, slovakia

Four Countries Tour

Austria, Hungary, Slovakia & Czech Republic

27 Aug – 02 Sep starting from

€529 in Triple Room

Visiting: Bratislava, Devin, Vienna, Schonbrunn Palace, Mikulov, Brno, Gyor, Cerveny Kamen Castle and Modra Monday 27th August: Meet the tour leader at 0500hrs for check-in on your Airmalta flight to Vienna departing at 0715hrs. Upon arrival, your private coach will take you to your hotel in neighboring Slovakia. Once at the hotel (luggage room will be made available), take your time to refresh, before joining your fellow group members on an optional half day excursion to Devin onboard a specially made boat (tickets included), from which you can admire the beauty of the Danube River. The most notable landmark is the Devin castle (entrance extra and entails a steep walk): a well-preserved ruin, noted for its marvellous geographical position offering terrific panoramic views. Standing on a massive cliff, 212m above the ground, the castle serves as a museum with several exhibitions. A very popular place for Bratislava’s families and tourists to spend their afternoon, this ruin symbolizes Slavic fellowship and unity. No wonder it is a National cultural monument. Return to your hotel for check in, room allocation and overnight.

city in the Czech Republic, Brno. Founded some 1000 years ago and today represents a modern yet historic city in a beautiful natural environment. Later return to your hotel for overnight.

Tuesday 28th August: Today, after breakfast, we encourage you to join the tour leader, for a full day to Vienna. The cultural, political and economic capital is one of the most popular cities in the world, with millions of visitors each year. Have fun in such marvellous city and admire its past with a panoramic drive along its boulevard lined with impressive architectural marvels. During your free time you can head to St. Stephen Cathedral (entrance extra) or you may go shopping on Mariahilfer Strasse. You can also head to the Prater, the oldest amusement park in Europe (entrance free – rides at an extra cost). Later head to Schonbrunn Palace and its amazing gardens, where you can have fun with your fellow travelling partners by taking the little roadtrain (extra) around such gardens and admire this vast former imperial summer residence. Return to your hotel for overnight.

Friday 31st August: Today, join the tour leader, on an excursion to the fourth country on such itinerary: Hungary. You will be heading to Gyor, the most important city of northwest Hungary. Enjoy your day in this mellow and colourful town that hosts a vast array of architectural, cultural and natural treasures. Győr is packed with churches, palaces, museums, corner-balconies and narrow lanes, all reminders of a historic past, that invite its visitors to take a walk in the centre of the town. Enjoy a few hours of rest and relaxation amongst a joke or two by your hosts. Later return to your hotel for overnight.

Wednesday 29th August: Today, you will visit yet another country, on this fun filled tour: an optional day excursion to Brno in the Czech Republic. Start your day by driving to Mikulov, a border town between the Czech Republic and Austria, Mikulov is arguably the most attractive of the southern Moravian wine towns, surrounded by white, chalky hills and adorned with an amazing hilltop Renaissance chateau, visible for kilometres around. Enjoy your time in such surroundings often referred to as a ‘piece of Italy moved to Moravia by God’s hand’. Then, continue your way to the second largest 14

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Thursday 30th August: After breakfast, we encourage you, to join the tour leader on an optional day excursion to the city that you will be calling home during this tour: Bratislava. Due to its position at the border with Hungary and Austria, Bratislava was since the 11th century an important trade city and for some time it also served as the capital of Hungary. Visit the charmful historic city centre for a familiarisation walk and then head to Bratislava’s castle, (entrance extra) directly above the Danube River in the middle of Bratislava. Later head to the UFO Bridge and its adjoining viewing platform for a fantastic photo opportunity. During your free time you can head to the Eurovea or Aupark shopping complex for some great bargains before returning to your hotel for overnight.

Saturday 1st September: After breakfast, join the group for an optional day excursion to Cerveny Kamen Castle and its surrounding villages. Drive towards the most beautiful castle in Slovakia once used as the stately residence of an important noble family. Visitors can admire the famous castle and scenes from its rich history (guided tour included). Later head to Modra, an old vineyard town, where you can enjoy a glass of wine (extra), or a refreshing ice cream surrounded by new friends., before you return to Bratislava for your last few hours. Sunday 2nd September: After breakfast and checkout, your private coach will transfer you to Vienna’s airport for your Airmalta flight back departing at 1040hrs, but not before realising that the decision you took upon booking was one of your best ever.

special price

normal price

€529 triple

€629 triple

€589 twin

€689 twin

€739 single

€839 single

€379 child

€429 child

(under 12 years sharing with 2 Adults)

Price Includes: • Return Airmalta flight to Vienna • 10 Kgs Hand Luggage • 23 Kgs Checked In Luggage • All Transfers • 6 Nights at the 4* Apollo Hotel (or similar) in Bratislava on Bed & Breakfast basis • Tour Leader • City Tax • Protection by the Insolvency Fund Optional Excursions: Adults Child Devin Castle (by boat) €35 €20 Vienna and Schonbrunn €45 €25 Brno €45 €25 Bratislava €35 €20 Gyor €44 €25 Cerveny Kamen Castle and its surroundings €45 €25 Rate for all Excursions €249 €140

Stephen Mifsud and Mario Cassar will be accompanying this group Note: Special Price is only valid when the Excursion package is taken.


San Giulio Island, Lake Orta, Italy

28 Aug - 04 Sep

Switzerland & the Italian Lake District €529 starting from

in Triple Room

Visiting: Aosta, Lago di Como, Bellagio, Lago di Orta, Oropa, Biella, Lago Maggiore, Isola Bella, Stresa, Lugano and Milan Tuesday 28th August: Meet the tour leader at 1100hrs at the Malta International Airport for check-in on your direct Airmalta flight to Milan Linate Airport departing at 1300hrs. Upon arrival, your private coach will take you to your 3* Hotel Croce Bianca. After room check in and allocation join the tour leader for a short familiarisation walk throughout the city streets with their shops and bars that surround the hotel. Return to your hotel for dinner (optional) and overnight. Wednesday 29th August: Today, after breakfast, we encourage you to join the tour leader for a full day optional excursion to the city of Aosta. Enjoy a short walking tour of the same city with the tour leader before having enough free time for lunch (extra) and personal sightseeing. In the early afternoon, you shall head to Fenis Castle (entrance included); an important castle that unlike other castles built for military and defence purposes is not situated on the top of a promontory, but rather on a small knoll. In contrast with the defence structure, its function was only to be the prestigious seat of the Challant family. Return to your hotel in time for dinner (optional) and overnight. Thursday 30th August: After breakfast, we encourage you, to join the tour leader on an interesting optional day excursion to the beautiful Lake Como lined with magnificent mountains, lush gardens and grand villas. You will start your excursion by visiting the village of Bellagio on the banks of this enchanting Lake, where you can join the tour leader for a short walk along the waterside promenade. You may also wish to enjoy a scenic boat ride (extra) so as to appreciate this stunning lake from a different perspective. Later during the day you will proceed to the city of Como, where you will have ample time to explore the city during your free time. Return to the hotel in time for dinner (optional) and overnight. Friday 31st August: Today, after breakfast, we offer you a marvellous optional day excursion to Lake Orta and its nearby villages and hamlets. You shall start your day by visiting the village of Orta San Giulio, from where we will take a small scenic panoramic road train around this peninsula stretch of land and reach the Sacro Monte. After some free time you will catch a boat to cross Lake Orta and reach the village of Pella on the opposite bank of the same lake, not before stopping on the Island of San Giulio. From this small,

splendid village you will take yet another scenic road train in order to reach the Sanctuary of Madonna del Sasso (entrance extra). Return to your hotel in time for dinner (optional) and overnight. Saturday 1st September: After breakfast, we encourage you to join the tour leader for an optional full day excursion to the beautiful Oropa Sanctuary, Piemonte’s famous pilgrimage site. Founded in 1620, the Sanctuary is located at an altitude of 1200 metres and surrounded by breath-taking natural scenery including mountains, sparkling waterfalls and mile upon mile of greenery. After enough free time you shall drive towards the town of Biella and stop in one of the massive shopping complexes of the area. A true feast for all shop lovers. Return in time for dinner (optional) and overnight. Sunday 2nd September: Today, after breakfast, we offer you yet another spectacular optional day excursion to Stresa on the banks of the famous Lago Maggiore. You will start such excursion by taking a boat (extra) to Isola dei Pescatori (meaning Fisherman’s Island) circumnavigating Isola Bella to see the gardens from the boat. Stop briefly on Isola dei Pescatori also known as Isola Superiore with a population of 32, it is the only island to be inhabited all year round. Then you cruise around Isola Madre and return back to Stresa. You will also visit the village of Baveno before returning to your hotel in time for dinner (optional) and overnight. Monday 3rd September: Today, after breakfast we offer you an optional full day excursion to Lugano in neighbouring Switzerland. Join the tour leader and enjoy the city centre and the surroundings such as Mount San Salvadore (reachable by cable car – extra), Mount Bre and amplitude of options for walks along the embankments of the lake. One can also enjoy a boat ride (extra) on this beautiful and fascinating lake. Return to your hotel in time for dinner (optional) and overnight. Tuesday 4th September: After breakfast and room check out, your private coach will transfer you to Milan centre, for some free time in this mega city. One can visit the Duomo, or one of the many attractions within the city before making your way to Linate Airport for your Air Malta flight, departing at 1540hrs, with an estimated arrival time back in Malta at 1735rs.

special price

normal price

€529 triple

€629 triple

€589 twin

€689 twin

€749 single

€849 single

€289 child

€339 child

(under 12 years sharing with 2 Adults)

€49 infant

€49 infant

(under 2 years sharing with 2 Adults)

Price Includes: • Return Airmalta flight to Milan • 10 Kgs Hand Luggage • 23 Kgs Checked-In Luggage • All Transfers • 7 Nights at the 3* Hotel Croce Bianca on Bed & Breakfast Basis • Tour Leader • City Tax • Protection by the Insolvency Fund Optional Excursions: Adults Child Aosta €45 €30 Lago di Como €39 €20 Lago di Orta (including boat and road trains) €45 €25 Oropa Sanctuary and Biella €39 €20 Lago Maggiore €39 €20 Lugano - Switzerland €39 €20 Rate for all Excursions €246 €135 Optional Adult Child Half Board excluding drinks 7 Dinners €115 €77

Note: Special Price is only valid when the Excursion package and Half Board are taken

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strasbourg

BLACK FOREST & the Rhine Falls

28 Aug - 04 Sep starting from

€589 in Triple Room

Visiting: Strasbourg, Colmar, Riquewihr, Rhine Falls, Europa Park, Lake Titisee, Triberg, Heidelberg and Speyer Tuesday 28th August: Meet the tour leader at 1230hrs at the Malta International Airport for check-in on your direct Airmalta flight to Zurich departing at 1435hrs. Upon arrival, your private coach will take you to your centrally located 3* Ibis Styles in Strasbourg. After check in and room allocation, you may join the tour leader for a short familiarisation walk. Wednesday 29th August: Today, after breakfast, join the tour leader for a fantastic day exploring Strasbourg, the city you will be calling home for the next few days. Located close to the border with Germany, in the historic region of Alsace, Strasbourg is one of the de facto capitals of the European Union, as it is the seat of several European institutions. Strasbourg’s historic city centre, the Grande Île , was classified a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1988, the first time such an honour was placed on an entire city centre. Strasbourg is immersed in the FrancoGerman culture and although violently disputed throughout history, has been a cultural bridge between France and Germany for centuries. Walking a fine tightrope between France and Germany and between a medieval past and a progressive future, it pulls off its act in inimitable Alsatian style. Thursday 30th August: After breakfast, we offer you a marvellous optional day excursion to Colmar and Riquewihr. You start your day by visiting Riquewihr, a popular tourist attraction for its historical architecture, and known for the Riesling and other great wines produced in the village. Riquewihr, looks today more or less as it did in the 16th century, and is officially one of the most beautiful villages in France. After some free time for personal leisure, you will continue your way to Colmar, where you can join the tour leader for a city tour of the Upper Alsace capital, Colmar. The city is renowned for its well preserved old town, its numerous architectural landmarks and as one of the main cities of the Alsation Wine Route. Return to your hotel for overnight. Friday 31st August: Today, we offer you yet another spectacular day excursion, this time to the famous Rhine Falls. Your first stop will be in Schaffhausen, located on the German-Swiss border, where you will have ample time to visit the Rhine Falls. Take a trip on one of the boats (extra) to the central cliff and admire the spectacular views and rapids. You will then proceed to Mainau Island (entrance extra), a 45-hector island that lies just off the shores of Lake Constance, close to Switzerland and Austria. Around million tulips, scented roses, perennials and colourful dahlias bloom in the park and gardens, while palms and citrus trees lend a Mediterranean flair to the island. The castle church of Saint Marien is an architectural gem of the Baroque 16

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era and numerous adventure playgrounds make this island not only a nature and garden lovers heaven but a relaxation paradise. Return back to Strasbourg for overnight. Saturday 1st September: After breakfast, join the tour leader for a full day excursion to visit the Europa Park. This largest German theme park (entrance extra), offers countless attractions and shows. Europa Park has everything you could wish, with a sensational mix of high adrenaline rides, cleverly conceived themed area and beautiful parks. Return to hotel for overnight Sunday 2nd September: Today, after breakfast, we encourage you to join the tour leader for a full day excursion to Lake Titisee and Triberg. Lake Titisee, located in the heart of the Black Forest region, is one of the best know attractions and is the largest natural lake in the area. One can enjoy a boat ride on the lake (extra), alternatively browse amongst the numerous souvenir villages, but probably one can just sit and relax in one of the typical beer gardens and take in this heaven on earth scenario which is the idyllic place to relax in a delightful natural setting. You will then continue your way to Triberg, famous for being the home of the manufactures of the cuckoo clocks and also as the site of a series of waterfalls that are amongst the tallest in Germany. Foaming and roaring, the water plunges more than 160m down the river, creating a magnificent spectacle of nature. Return to your hotel for overnight. Monday 3rd September: After breakfast, today, you will enjoy a fantastic optional day excursion to Heidelberg and Speyer. Heidelberg, the home town to Germany’s most famous university, is surrounded by forest and renowned for its Baroque historical centre beautiful riverside settings and evocative half-ruined hilltop castle. You can join the tour leader for a walk along the river Neckar to the Alte Brucke where one can enjoy some splendid views of the old town. You then proceed to Speyer. Scarcely damaged during World War II, this handsome town is crowned by a magnificent Romanesque Cathedral and is easily explored on foot with some outstanding museums in its historic city centre. Return to your centrally located hotel in Strasbourg for overnight. Tuesday 4th September: After late breakfast, and room check out, (luggage room available) the rest of the morning is free so that one can enjoy the last few hours in the town of Strasbourg, before making your way to Zurich Airport in time for check in of your Airmalta flight back to Malta departing at 1740hrs and expected to land at 1955hrs.

special price

normal price

€589 triple

€689 triple

€639 twin

€739 twin

€849 single

€949 single

€449 child

€499 child

(under 12 years sharing with 2 Adults)

€49 infant

€49 infant

(under 2 years sharing with 2 Adults)

Price Includes: • Return Airmalta flight to Zurich • 10 Kgs Hand Luggage • 23 Kgs Checked-In Luggage • All Transfers • 7 Nights at the 3* Ibis Styles Hotel in Strasbourg on Bed & Breakfast Basis • Tour Leader • City Tax • Protection by the Insolvency Fund Optional Excursions: Adults Child Strasbourg €37 €32 Colmar and Riquewihr €45 €29 Rhine Falls €45 €29 Europa Park (transfer only) €37 €32 Lake Titisee and Triberg €45 €29 Heidelberg and Speyer €45 €29 Rate for all Excursions €254 €180

Note: Special Price is only valid when the Excursion package is taken


pescoluse beach

Puglia & Le Maldive Del Salento

02 – 09 Sep starting from

€599 in Triple Room

VISITING: Alberobello, Lecce, Nardo, Porto Cesareo, santa maria di Leuca, Castro, Gallipoli, Galatina, Otranto, Le Maldive Del Salento and bari. Sunday 2nd September: Meet the tour leader at the Malta International Airport at 1130hrs, to checkin for your Ryanair direct flight to Bari departing at 1330hrs. Upon arrival at 1450hrs, luggage collection and you proceed to your coach. On the way to your destination you shall head to the small town of Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town is a showcase of the region’s traditional ‘trulli’ houses with their distinctive cone-shaped roofs. Explore the charming streets of Alberobello and walk inside some of the ‘trulli.’ Back on your coach and transfer to your hotel. Check-in and room allocation. Free afternoon at your own leisure to explore the area and a good rest.   Monday 3rd September: Breakfast at your own leisure. Today it’s a must to enjoy a relaxing day on the beautiful beach called “Maldive Del Salento” with white sand and clear water, green dunes and a rainbow of colours. The hotel offers a shuttle bus stopping at the start of this wonderful beach. From here you are free to decide in which part of this area you would like to spend your day. Tuesday 4th September: After breakfast join your tour leader for a full day excursion visiting Lecce, Nardo & Porto Cesareo. Your first stop is in Lecce which is well known as the “Florence of Southern Italy” for its openair museum of palaces and churches set in the heart of the Salento region. Narrow streets full of palaces will lead you to Lecce’s highlights, such as the Basilica of Santa Croce. Free time for lunch (extra). You proceed to Nardo, a town which is dominated by baroque art disclosing a wonderful view of Salandra square, for years a sought-after film set. Your last stop for the day is at Porto Cesareo, well-known for its golden beaches and the wonderful sea. You can walk around this seaside promenade and taste the best ice cream in the area.  Return to your hotel. Wednesday 5th September: Breakfast and today we offer you a full day excursion to Santa Maria di Leuca and Castro. You start your way to Santa Maria di Leuca which sits on the southernmost tip of the Salentine peninsula. The Sanctuary of Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae is a spiritual place that became a Minor Basilica in 1990. You then proceed to the beautiful village of Leuca, whose name comes from the Greek “leucos”, white which can be admired from above (around 250 steps). Free time for lunch (extra) and you procced to the ancient village of Castro. You stroll around the picturesque alleys where you shall admire the former Cathedral of the 12th century, with its original Romanesque façade. Continue your visit passing by the Castle of Castro (extra), built during the 16th century on the ruins of former buildings, has a circular tower, a bastion with the Torre del Cavaliere and some parts of the defensive walls. Return to your hotel

Thursday 6th September: Today you are encouraged to join the tour leader for a full day excursion to Gallipoli and Galatina. Our first ride is to the seaside town of Gallipoli, whose name means Beautiful City. You explore the narrow paved streets of the historic centre, from where you can catch an occasional glimpse of the sea. Also worth seeing are the Cathedral dedicated to St. Agatha one of the best examples of Baroque in Salento. Free time for some personal sightseeing and lunch (extra). Early afternoon you proceed to Galatina a real gem of art, history and traditions, considered also the pearl of Salento. The old part of the city is located on a limestone island connected to the mainland by a 17th century bridge. You visit the Basilica of Santa Caterina d’Alessandria which is a treasure chest of art boasting magnificent frescoes and a range of architectural styles. Your last stop is a visit to the Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul dedicated to the two patron saints of the town, is among the most important churches in the territory. (All entrances are extra). Return to your hotel. Friday 7th September: After breakfast today you may join the group for your last excursion, this time to Italy’s easternmost town of Otranto. It is well-known as “Porta d’Oriente”. The splendid Cathedral, the Church of Saint Peter in perfect Byzantium style, the Castle, the Towers, the mighty Pelasgi Bastions and the Walls that surrounded the whole of the ancient city make Otranto one of the most interesting cultural destinations in South Italy. If time permits you will have some free time for a swim in one of the sandy beaches. Return to your hotel.   Saturday 8th September (National Holiday): Breakfast at your own leisure.  You can use the hotel shuttle bus to enjoy this last day by the beach in this heaven on earth. From relaxing walks along the beach to the most sparkling water sports, from thirst-quenching drinks savoured in the shade of the palms to the refined cocktails of long nights in the moonlight. It is not a beach like others, but is simply the beach of the Maldives of Salento, unique and enchanting, beautiful and inviting to leave a unique and unforgettable memory. Sunday 9th September: Early breakfast followed by room check out. Your coach shall transfer you for a stop in Bari. You visit Saint Nicholas Basilica (extra), renowned for its Romanesque architecture. Walk along narrow alleyways until you reach the Bari Cathedral. Built in the 12th century, its crypt is a triumph of Baroque art. A short walk through the old town will take you to Piazza Mercantile and Piazza Ferrarese, the oldest commercial and historical centres in Bari. There will be some time to sample traditional food and drink (extra). Later your coach will transfer you to Bari airport to check in for your flight FR9874 departing at 1515hrs and arriving back to Malta at 1635hrs.

special price

normal price

€599 triple

€699 triple

€629 twin

€729 twin

€699 single

€799 single

€499 child

€549 child

(under 12 years sharing with 2 Adults)

Price Includes: • Return Ryanair flights to Bari • 10 kgs Hand Luggage • 20 Kgs checked-in luggage • Return Airport Transfers • Sightseeing tour of Alberobello • Sightseeing tour of Bari • 7 nights hotel accommodation in a 3* Hotel • Bed & Breakfast Basis • City Tax • Airport Taxes • Tour Leader • Protection by the Insolvency Fund Optional Excursions: Adults Child Lecce, Nardo & Porto Cesareo €45 €35 Santa Maria di Leuca & Castro €45 €30 Gallipoli and Galatina €45 €35 Otranto €34 €25 Rate for all Excursions €169 €125

Special Price is only valid when the Excursion Package is taken.

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veneto vineyards & hills

05 - 10 Sep

VENICE & the BUBBLY €469 PROSECCO REGION starting from

in Triple Room

Visiting: Treviso, Udine, Conegliano, Valdobiaddene, Asolo, Bassano del Grappa, Venice, Cortina d’Ampezzo and Lake Misurina Wednesday 5th September: Meet the tour leader at the Malta International Airport at 0400hrs for check in of your direct Ryanair flight to Treviso departing at 0550hrs. Upon arrival at 0850hrs, proceed towards your awaiting private coach in order to start this marvellous experience by a free excursion to the city of Treviso. Together with an English speaking local guide experience Treviso: often described as the perfect Veneto city with its medieval city walls, lots of pretty canals, narrow cobbled streets and frescoed churches. Treviso is also known for being the original production area of Prosecco wine and radicchio, and as being one of several towns thought to have been the origin of the popular Italian dessert tiramisù. Later head to your 3* hotel in Conegliano for check-in and room allocation. In the afternoon, join the tour leader for a half day optional excursion to the city of Udine. This confident, wealthy provincial city remains the spiritual and gastronomic capital of Friuli. Udine gives little away in its sprawling semi-rural suburbs, but encased inside the peripheral ring road lies an infinitely grander medieval centre: a dramatic melange of Venetian arches, Grecian statues and Roman columns. The old town is pristine, but also very lively. Return to your hotel in time for dinner (optional) and overnight. Thursday 6th September: Today, after breakfast, we encourage you to join the tour leader for a full day optional excursion along the Strada del Prosecco. At the foothills of the Alps, Conegliano is the perfect starting point for such a tour of the surrounding vine-draped hillsides that produce the bubbly, dry, crisp white wine famous throughout the world. Following a winding rural road, between the towns of Conegliano and Valdobiaddene, explore the enchanting landscapes that are tinged with ever-changing hues, and genuine food products that give fresh new flavors to the local cuisine. In order to see what all the fizz is all about, a prosecco tasting in one of the typical cellars in Valdobiadene is a must and is included in today’s itinerary. Return to your hotel in time for dinner (optional) and overnight. 18

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Friday 7th September: Today we offer you an optional full day excursion. Start your relaxing day in the beautiful hills of Veneto by visiting the towns of Asolo and Bassano del Grappa. You’ll stroll around enchanting hill towns, and savour the cuisine and wines of the Veneto region. Start by visiting the enchanting Asolo, known as ‘the pearl of the Veneto’ with its delightful gardens and palatial villas, and then make your way towards Bassano del Grappa. Here, you’ll take a guided tour of the town and then visit a local distillery for grappa tasting (included). Return to your hotel for dinner (optional) and overnight. Saturday 8th September (National Holiday): Today after breakfast you may join the tour leader for a marvellous optional day excursion to Venice. The coach will stop you at Tronchetto, the main entry point to Venice from mainland Italy. We suggest that you join the tour leader by public transport (extra) to visit the most famous landmarks of Venice, such as the Rialto bridge, the Palazzo Ducale, Saint Mark’s Square and the Basilica of St. Marco (entrance fees may apply). Return to your hotel for dinner (optional) and overnight. Sunday 9th September: Today, after breakfast, join the tour leader for a full day excursion to Cortina d’Ampezzo and the nearby Lake Misurina. The Italian supermodel of ski resorts, Cortina d’Ampezzo is undeniably beautiful. Cortina d’Ampezzo has a thousand year old history and a long tradition as a tourist destination. The beauty of the Ampezzo valley attracts visitors from around the world at any time of year, surrounded by majestic peaks, part of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage: the Dolomites. Later make your way towards Lake Misurina. At a height of 1754m above sea level, it is famous the world over for its special microclimate and its pure, health-giving air, Misurina is a centre for the cure of respiratory illnesses. Return to your hotel for dinner (optional) and overnight. Monday 10th September: Room checkout and boxed breakfast on your way to Treviso airport for your direct Ryanair flight to Malta departing at 0915hrs.

special price

normal price

€469 triple

€569 triple

€489 twin

€589 twin

€569 single

€669 single

Price Includes: • Return Airmalta Ryanair flight to Treviso • 10 Kgs Hand Luggage • All Transfers • 5 Nights at the 3* Hotel Eurorest (or similar) in Conegliano on Bed & Breakfast Basis • Tour Leader • City Tax • Protection by the Insolvency Fund Optional Excursions: Adults Udine €25 Strada del Prosecco €55 Bassano del Grappa & Asolo €55 Venice €45 Cortina d’Ampezzo & Lake Misurina €45 Rate for all Excursions €225 Optional Adult Half Board excluding drinks 5 Dinners €89 20 kgs Checked In Luggage, Priority Boarding &Reserved Standard Seat

€60

Special Price is only valid when the Excursion package and Half Board are taken


Canaleddus, Sardinia

A little piece of Paradise - Sardinia

09 - 16 Sep starting from

€589 in Triple Room

Visiting: Cagliari, Castiadas, Barumini, Giara Dei Gesituri, Nora, pula, San Sperate aND Wine Tasting Sunday 9th September: Meet tour leader at Malta International Airport at 0330 to check in for your direct Airmalta flight departing at 0530hrs and arriving in Cagliari Elmas Airport at 0645hrs. Luggage collection and you proceed to your coach. Transfer to your hotel. The hotel will offer you an area where you can leave your luggage until it’s time for check-in. Start your holiday by relaxing by the pool or take a walk around the area.

stop you at the main entrance and you will start walking to the entrance This place is well-known for its typical wild little horses with almond eyes. There are about 600, all of them wild and free, probably imported from the Far East. To enrich the fauna of Giara di Gesturi, one can find many other kinds of animals such as foxes, wild cats, pigs, cows and the delicate coloured dragon-fly, and also several species of birds and flamingos. Return to your hotel.

special price

normal price

€589 triple

€689 triple

€599 twin

€699 twin

€719 single

€819 single

Monday 10th September: After breakfast, the first excursion we are offering is a sightseeing tour of Sardinia’s capital city - Cagliari. You drive along the panoramic area of Viale Buon Cammino and proceed through the gate of ‘Maria Cristina’ and enter the historical area by walk. You make your way through the narrow streets of the ‘barrio’ where you will admire the tower of San Pancrazio, the Cathedral dedicated to Santa Maria, the Vice-Roy Palace and the Archbishop’s seat. Your next stop will be at the Bastion of St Remy. You will have time for lunch in Piazza Yenne (extra) and a personal stroll around this magnificent capital. Return to your hotel.

Thursday 13th September: After breakfast you drive your way to visit the archaeological site of Nora (entrance extra) that is near the sea. Some free time to admire this wonderful place and lunch at your own leisure (extra). Later you board your coach and proceed to visit the Cathedral of Bonaria which faces the sea. Your last stop will be to the village of Pula where you will have time for some personal sightseeing and admire the local handicraft shops. Return to your hotel

€499 child

€549 child

Tuesday 11th September: Breakfast and today we suggest you join us on this private Sardinian liqueur factory excursion. You leave the hotel with your private coach towards the direction of Castiadas (about 75min). Your destination is a lovely area with the typical Mediterranean vegetation, where the factory is situated. Bresca Dorada is well known thanks to its excellent production of myrtle liqueur, limoncino, fil’e ferru (a kind of grappa) etc, honey, jams, marmalades, aromatic salts. Everything is produced using natural products. After you have visited the production rooms, there will be the tasting of different kind of liqueurs, as well as jams, marmalade, aromatic salt with typical Sardinian bread. Return back to your hotel with a memory of a Sardinian taste. Wednesday 12th September: After breakfast today you leave for Barumini and Giara di Gesturi. You make your way through the Campidano (the area between the cities of Cagliari and Oristano) to reach the most important and famous archaeological complex in Sardinia, situated approximately 1km from Barumini in the north of Cagliari (Entrance extra). The village is located in a clearly strategic position in a central point on the Island, this area has numerous Nuragic settlements. “Su Nuraxi” which includes a main tower and four smaller ones connected to each other by a containing wall which also forms a raised courtyard. The entire complex is protected by another wall and seven towers. Surrounding the Nuraghe is the village and with its circular, elliptic-shaped huts. Some free time for a quick lunch (extra). You will leave Barumini to reach Giara di Gesturi (entrance extra). Your coach will

Friday 14th September: Today after breakfast we encourage you to join your tour leader for a visit of the Murales of San Sperate, known as the Museum Village which is located about 45 minutes from the capital. This artistic town is small but internationally renowned for its beautiful sculptures and over 500 wall paintings (Murals). The idea of painting the walls of its houses came from the local artist Pinuccio Sciola on return from staying abroad in the 1960s. Soon painters from all over the world came to add their own different styles and techniques and the village was transformed, with an amazing mixture of murals, from trompe l’oeil windows, verandas and lines of washing, to historic scenes of village life 100 years ago, and copies of famous works of art. In the streets and the squares there are many sculptures of finely carved stones as well as art installations. Return to your hotel.

(under 12 years sharing with 2 Adults)

Price Includes: • ReturnAirmalta flights to Cagliari • 10 kgs Hand Luggage • 23 kgs Checked-in Luggage • Return airport transfers • 7 Nights hotel accommodation at the 4* Setar Hotel or similar • Continental Breakfast • Tour Leader • Airport Taxes • Protection by the Insolvency Fund Optional Excursions: Adults Child Cagliari €44 €34 Sardinia Liquiirs Factory €49 €34 Barumi & Giara Di Gesturi €49 €34 Nora & Pula €44 €29 San Sperate €44 €29 Wine Tasting & Shopping in Cagliari €49 €39 Rate for all Excursions €279 €199 Optional Adult Child Half Board excluding drinks (Set Menu) 7 Dinners €99 €99

Saturday 15th September: After breakfast, today for your last excursion, we are offering you to join the group for a Wine Tasting experience finishing with some free time in Cagliari. Your private coach will take you to the village of Dolianova, where you shall visit one of the most famous Sardinian wine producer. You will also be offered to enjoy some wine tasting. You proceed to Cagliari where your coach shall drop you in the centre and you will have some free time to stroll around and grab some lunch (extra). In total you will have around 2 hours. Return to your hotel. Sunday 16th September: Breakfast and free time at your own leisure until it’s time to check out from the rooms. Meet tour leader at the hotel reception area for your transfer to Cagliari Elmas Airport to check in for your Airmalta flight departing at 1430hrs and arriving back to Malta at 15.45hrs.

Special Price is only valid when the Excursion package and Half Board are taken

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colours of MOROCCO

13 – 20 Sep starting from

€889 in Triple Room

Visiting: Casablanca, Rabat, Meknès, Fez, Ouzoud Waterfalls and Marrakesh Thursday 13th September: Meet the tour leader at the Malta International Airport at 1430hrs for check in of your direct Airmalta flight to Casablanca departing at 1630hrs. Upon arrival at 1855hrs, you will be transferred to your 4* hotel accommodation for check-in, room allocation and overnight. Friday 14th September: Today, after breakfast, you start your journey towards Rabat. Located on the Atlantic, the capital of Morocco is also one of the socalled Imperial Cities, together with Fez, Meknès and Marrakesh. Visit the oldest part of the city with its hundreds of traditional shops and cafes that you can visit and explore. You then continue your way toward Meknès. Here you can visit the final resting place of the Sultan who made it his capital in the 17th century. The tomb hall is a lavish celebration of the best of Moroccan craftsmanship. To the southeast of the mausoleum, the king’s immense granaries and stables, Heri es-Souani, were ingeniously designed. Later make your way towards your hotel in Meknès for overnight. Saturday 15th September: After breakfast you continue your journey towards Fez. An ancient breeding ground for scholars, artisans and imams, Fez is a supremely self-confident city with a historical and cultural lineage that beguiles visitors. Seemingly blind alleys lead to squares with exquisite fountains and streets bursting with aromatic food stands, rooftops unveil a sea of minarets, and stooped doorways reveal the workshops of tireless artisans. After your free time, make your way towards your hotel in Fez for overnight. Sunday 16th September: Soon after breakfast you leave towards the Ouzoud Waterfalls but not before a visit to Beni Mallal. This city is one of the fastest growing cities in Morocco, and its position between the middle Atlas Mountains and the Moroccan plains makes it the ideal location for travellers and locals alike. Unlike the large markets of Marrakesh or Fes, the market of Beni Mellal is still largely geared toward Moroccans. Berbers from the mountains and Arabs from the plains meet here to sell their respective goods. Later continue your way towards the world famous Ouzoud Waterfalls. Admire one of Morocco’s natural wonders, and witness the stunning, 110m waterfalls as they plunge down rugged cliffs. You could almost forget you’re in the middle of the desert once you see these stunning waterfalls! Overnight in Ouzoud. Monday 17th September: After breakfast enjoy your free time in Ouzuod before proceeding to Marrakesh. It is the fourth largest city in the country, 20

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and considered as the capital city of the midsouthwestern region of Marrakesh-Safi. Located to the north of the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh is possibly the most important of Morocco’s four former imperial cities. Various buildings constructed in red sandstone, have given the city the nickname of the “Red City” or “Ochre City”. Marrakesh grew rapidly and established itself as a cultural, religious, and trading centre for the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa. Overnight in Marrakesh. Tuesday 18th September: After breakfast join the tour leader and your English speaking local guide, for a full day excursion to Marrakesh. It has the largest traditional market in Morocco, with wares ranging from traditional Berber carpets to modern consumer electronics. Visit the Bahia Palace built in the late 19th century and intended to be the greatest palace of its time capturing the essence of the Islamic and Moroccan style. Continue your way towards the Djemaa El Fna, Marrakesh’s main square. Enjoy the soundtrack of snake-charmer flutes, whilst restaurants fire up their grills. UNESCO declared the Djemaa El Fna a ‘Masterpiece of World Heritage’ in 2001 for bringing urban legends and oral history to life nightly. Berber musicians strike up the music and Gnaoua troupes sing while henna tattoo artists beckon to passers-by and water-sellers in fringed hats clang brass cups together, hoping to drive people to drink. This is a show you don’t want to miss Wednesday 19th September: After breakfast make the most out of your last few hours in Marrakesh, before heading east towards the coastal city of Casablanca, where you will re-join your tour leader on a short walk within this beautiful city. Thursday 20th September: After breakfast, head towards the Central Marche and see how locals shop. The old colonial market is known for its stalls of fresh fish, colourful fruits and vegetables, and various meats. Then head towards the coast for lunch (extra) before making your way towards the opulent Hassan II Mosque. Located next to the coast, the architectural gem boasts fine craftsmanship and exquisite details. Although a sacred place of Islamic worship, nonMuslims are permitted to admire the interiors as part of a guided tour. You can also use this time to take your shoes off and head towards the beach for some relaxing time, before your private coach transfer to Casablanca’s Airport for your direct flight back to Malta departing at 1955hrs.

price

€889 triple €899 twin €1099 single €699 child (under 12 years sharing with 2 Adults)

Price Includes: • Return Airmalta flight to Casablanca • 10 Kgs Hand Luggage • 23 Kgs Checked In Luggage • All Transfers • 7 Nights at the 4* Hotels/Riads as per programe on Half Board Basis • Tour Leader • ALL excursions and transfers as per programme • Protection by the Insolvency Fund


dolomites

15 - 21 Sep

DOLOMITES, GARDALAND €499 & a touch of AUSTRIA starting from

in Triple Room

Visiting: Canazei, Val di Fassa, val gardena, Passo Pordoi, Lake Carezza, Lago di Garda, Malcesine, Sirmione, Merano, Bolzano, Innsbruck and Gardaland Saturday 15th September: Meet the tour leader at the Malta International Airport at 1100hrs for check-in of your direct Airmalta flight to Milan Linate airport departing at 1255hrs. Upon arrival at 1450hrs, your private coach will transfer you to your 3* hotel in Predazzo, a village immersed in the scenery around it. After check in, and room allocation you can join the tour leader for a short walking orientation tour of the area, before returning to your hotel for dinner (optional) and overnight. Sunday 16th September: Today, after breakfast, we encourage you to join the tour leader for a full day optional excursion to the heart of the Dolomites mountain range. Start your day by driving towards Canazei, a city within the TrentinoAlto Adige region and located within the well know Val di Fassa valley. Afterwards proceed to Passo Pordoi. The pass is at an altitude of 2239m, thus making it the second highest surfaced road traversing the Dolomites. In your free time, you may join your fellow group members and enjoy a four minute cable car ride (extra) that takes you to a height of 2950m from which a spectacular view of the Dolomites emerges in front of your eyes. You will then head to Ortisei; the picturesque capital of Val Gardena, famous for its ornate woodcarvings and the lovely pedestrian area with great shops and cafés. Later head to Lake Carezza, considered as the most beautiful lake of the Dolomites before returning to your hotel for dinner (optional) and overnight Monday 17th September: Today we offer you an optional full day excursion to Lake Garda. You will start your day by visiting the Riva del Garda. Later head to Malcesine: a small town on the eastern shore of Lake Garda in northern Italy. It’s a picturesque tourist resort with cobbled lanes and a castle, crammed between the blue lake waters and the massive mountain ridge behind, Monte Baldo. In the summer months Malcesine is a hive of innocent hedonism, packed with pottering holidaymakers gorging on ice cream and sunseekers draped along the lake shore. Later make your way to Sirmione known to everyone as ‘The pearl of the islands and peninsulas’. Sirmione is famous for its thermal water and its healing properties. Return to your hotel for dinner (optional) and overnight.

Tuesday 18th September: Today after breakfast you may join the tour leader for a marvellous optional day excursion to Bolzano and Merano. Start your trip by visiting Bolzano, the largest town of the Italian Sud-Tyrol and its archaeology museum famous worldwide as the home of the alpine iceman Otzi (entrance extra). Free time for lunch (extra), and sightseeing at your own leisure. You will then proceed to the nearby Merano, with its delightfully mild climate, lovely surroundings and rich varied vegetation where you can admire some of its 52 romantic old castles in and around the town. Return to your hotel in time for dinner (optional) and overnight Wednesday 19th September: Today, after breakfast, we offer you a marvellous optional day excursion to Innsbruck in nearby Austria. Drive towards the Brennero pass on the international border with Austria before reaching Innsbruck. Known as Tyrol’s capital, is in many ways Austria in microcosm: its latemedieval Altstadt is picture-book stuff, presided over by a grand Habsburg palace and baroque cathedral. You can have lunch (extra), or enjoy a stroll in the pedestrianised Maria-Theresien Strasse, the most famous street in Innsbruck. At one end of such street one can find Innsbruck’s world famous attraction: the Golden Roof. You shall have ample time for shopping, in one of the many shopping complexes within the area. Return to your hotel in time for dinner (optional) and overnight. Thursday 20th September: After breakfast, we encourage you to join the tour leader for an optional full day excursion to Gardaland and the Sea Life Aquarium (entrances included). Within Italy’s largest theme park, you can find countless attractions for visitors of all ages, including numerous entertaining shows. (In order to prolong your stay in Gardaland Park as much as possible, we will be excluding dinner today). Return late to your hotel for overnight Friday 21st September (National Holiday): After late breakfast, and room check out, you will start your way back to Malta, through Milan’s Linate Airport. Flight leaves Milan at 1540hrs, and is expected to be back in Malta at 1735hrs

special price

normal price

€499 triple

€599 triple

€549 twin

€649 twin

€669 single

€769 single

€299 child

€349 child

(under 12 years sharing with 2 Adults)

Price Includes: • Return Airmalta flight to Milan • 10 Kgs Hand Luggage • 23 Kgs Checked In Luggage • All Transfers • 6 Nights at the 3* Hotel Montanara (or similar) on Bed & Breakfast Basis • Tour Leader • City Tax • Protection by the Insolvency Fund Optional Excursions: Adults Child Dolomites €45 €30 Lago di Garda €45 €30 Merano and Bolzano €45 €30 Innsbruck €49 €30 Gardaland Park (entrance included) €61 €55 Rate for all Excursions €245 €175 Optional Adult Child Half Board excluding drinks 5 Dinners €77 €77

Note: Special Price is only valid when the Excursion package and Half Board are taken

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Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest & Thrilling Tyrol

20 – 27 Sep starting from

€449 in Triple Room

Visiting: Garmish, Lake Eibsee, Goetzens, Tratzberg Castle, Swarowski Crystal World, Innsbruck, Eagle’s Nest, Lake Koenigsee, Oktoberfest Munich Beer Festival, Alpbach, Wiedersbeger Horn, Rattenberg, Krimml, Munich & Salzburg Thursday 20th September: Meet the tour leader at 0645hrs for check in on your direct Airmalta flight to Munich departing at 0845hrs. Upon arrival at 1105hrs, your private coach will pick you up to start your holiday with a free excursion to Garmisch, a famous German skiing resort. You will have time to visit this lovely village at the foot of Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze. Free time for lunch (extra) and personal recreation. Afterwards, you will continue towards the shores of Lake Eibsee, where one can enjoy spectacular views of this beautiful lake, before making your way to your hotel in Goetzens a village immersed in the mountains, just few minutes away from Innsbruck. On arrival at hotel, check in, room allocation, dinner (optional) and overnight. Friday 21st September (National Holiday): After breakfast, we encourage you to join the tour leader on an interesting optional day excursion to the Tyrolean area. You shall first visit the famous Tratzberg Castle (entrance extra), built in the 1500’s to serve as a hunting castle for Emperor Maximilian. After such an interesting visit, you shall head to the nearby village of Wattens, to visit the world famous Swarovski Crystal World (entrance extra). Immerse yourself in this three dimensional museum experience, and relish such beauty made out of crystals, light and sound. The Mega Swarovski shop is also a must, and an experience in itself. The group will then head to Innsbruck historic city centre. One can have lunch (extra), or enjoy a stroll in the pedestrianised Maria-Theresien Strasse, the most famous street in Innsbruck. At one end of such street one can find Innsbruck’s world famous attraction: the Golden Roof. You shall have ample time for shopping, in one of the many shopping complexes within the area. Return to your hotel in time for dinner (optional) and overnight. Saturday 22nd September: Today, after breakfast, we offer you a marvellous optional day excursion to Germany’s frontier village of Berchtesgaden. The highlight of the day, shall be the visit to the Eagles Nest complex (extra): an infrastructural marvel, built as a present to Adolph Hitler. Renovated after the end of World War II, this complex today houses, a pretty restaurant in the former tea house. (Should it be impossible due to the weather conditions on the day, you would visit the Salt Mines - extra). Enjoy lunch or coffee (extra) in this historic edifice, before making your way down to visit the nearby village of Koenigsee. Lake Koenigsee, is Germany’s highest lake, framed with steep mountain walls, and an interesting artisan market. Return to your hotel in time for dinner (optional) and overnight. 22

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Sunday 23rd September: After breakfast, we encourage you to join the tour leader for an optional transfer to Munich to witness the official costume opening parade of this year’s 185th edition of the Oktoberfest Munich Beer Festival. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the Oktoberfest. Make sure to visit the beer tents and join in the fun and spirit of the Oktoberfest. Return to your hotel in the late evening in time for dinner (optional) and overnight. Monday 24th September: Today, after breakfast, we offer you another spectacular optional day excursion to the Austrian region of Tyrol. You will start by driving towards Alpbach, where you can take a cable car (extra), to the Wiedersberger Horn. Weather permitting you will be able to enjoy amazing views over one of the most beautiful valleys in the Tyrol. You shall then visit Rattenberg, a centuries old typical village. You then drive to the skiing resort of Krimml, world famous for the spectacular waterfalls found here (entrance extra). Return to your hotel in time for dinner (optional) and overnight. Tuesday 25th September: Today we offer you an optional full day excursion visiting Munich, the capital of Bavaria. As a group you will head to the historic city centre of Munich in time to visit and enjoy the centuries old chimes of the clock on Marienplatz. In the early afternoon, you will make your way to the Oktoberfest grounds to enjoy the unique atmosphere of this festival. Apart from the numerous and gigantic beer tents, one can enjoy the numerous rides and other activities within the same grounds, during the family dedicated day when all rides and performances cost less. Return to your hotel in the late evening for overnight. (In order to prolong your stay in Munich as much as possible, we will be excluding dinner today). Wednesday 26th September: After breakfast, we offer you an optional excursion to the city of Salzburg, famous birthplace of Amadeus Mozart. Salzburg, is also popular due to its connection to the Von Trapp family and the blockbuster movie of 1965, ‘The Sound of Music’. Have some free time for lunch (extra) or shopping on Getreidegasse, Salzburg’s main shopping street. Return to your hotel in time for dinner (optional) and overnight. Thursday 27th September: After breakfast and room check-out, you will head to Munich airport in time for check in for your Air Malta flight, departing at 1210hrs, with an estimated arrival time back in Malta at 1420hrs.

special price

normal price

€449 triple

€549 triple

€499 twin

€599 twin

€589 single

€689 single

€389 child

€439 child

(under 12 years sharing with 2 Adults)

Price Includes: • Return Airmalta flight to Munich • 10 Kgs Hand Luggage • 23 Kgs Checked-In Luggage • All Transfers • 7 Nights at the 3* Gotznerhof Hotel (or similar) in Gotzens on Bed & Breakfast Basis. • Protected by the Insolvency Fund • Tour Leader Optional Excursions: Adults Child Tratzberg, Innsbruck & Swarowski €49 €20 Eagle’s Nest & Lake Koenigsee €49 €25 Oktoberfest Opening Parade €45 €20 Alpbach, Rattenberg & Krimml €45 €20 Munich & Oktoberfest €45 €25 Salzburg €45 €25 Rate for all Excursions €278 €135 Optional Adult Child Half Board excluding drinks 6 Dinners €79 €79

Special Price is only valid when the Excursion Package and Half Board options are taken


fatima

11 – 18 Oct

FATIMA for the last apparition

starting from

€559 in Triple Room

Visiting: Fatima, Valinhos, Ajustrel, Coimbra, Luso, Bussaco, Batalha, Alcobaca, Nazare, Porto, Tomar, Mira d’Aire and Lisbon Thursday 11th October: Meet the tour leader at the Malta International Airport at 1630hrs for check in of your direct Airmalta flight to Lisbon departing at 1840hrs. Upon arrival at 2055hrs, your private coach will transfer you to your 3* Hotel Santo Amaro in Fatima for check-in, room allocation and overnight. Friday 12th October: Today, after breakfast, join the tour leader for a half day optional excursion to visit Valinhos to take part in the Stations of the Cross and then continue your way to Ajustrel to visit the house where the three little shepherds: Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco used to live in. Enjoy such peaceful surroundings before returning to central Fatima for some free time in order to celebrate the eve of the last apparition celebration. Return to your hotel for dinner (optional) and overnight. Saturday 13th October: Today after breakfast join your fellow group members and visit the Perpetual Adoration chapel, the Chapel of the Apparitions, the Basilica and other places of interest in connection with Our Lady of Fatima. Later attend the blessing of the sick and the famous farewell procession. The rest of the day is free for personal sightseeing or prayer time. Dinner (optional) will be served at hotel before overnight. Sunday 14th October: After breakfast we offer you an optional excursion to Coimbra, a charming university town. The medieval capital of Portugal wears its weighty importance in Portuguese history with dignity. Its atmospheric, beautiful historic core cascades down a hillside in a lovely setting on the east bank of the Rio Mondego. Coimbra is also famous as it is here that sister Lucia used to live in the Carmelite convent within the city. Later head towards the spa town of Luso, before reaching the Bussaco forest, described by UNESCO as the archetype of an eighteenth-century romantic landscape that boasts a remarkable botanical and scenic heritage with its rare and outstanding beauty. Return to your hotel in time for dinner (optional) and overnight Monday 15th October: After breakfast we encourage you to join your tour leader for a full day optional excursion to the region west of Fatima. Start your day by driving towards Batalha for a chance to visit the abbey where solid rock has been carved into forms as delicate as snowflakes and as pliable as twisted rope. Then continue your way to Alcobaca for a chance to visit the famous monastery before continuing your way towards

Nazare with its narrow cobbled lanes running down to a wide, cliff-backed beach. Return to your hotel in time for dinner (optional) and overnight.

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normal price

€559 triple

€659 triple

Tuesday 16th October: After breakfast we encourage you to join the tour leader and an English speaking guide for an optional full day excursion to the second largest Portuguese city: Porto. Porto, also known as ‘Invicta’ is reputable as the working horse city of Portugal. You will start the day by driving towards the city and visit the Avenue of Aliados and the train station of Sao Bento with its admirable and traditional white and blue tiles. Enjoy a coffee (extra) in the majestic Café, one of Europe’s oldest café and then continue towards the district of Ribeira, declared a World heritage site by UNESCO. Together with the group you will have the opportunity to visit the Stock Exchange palace, before lunch (extra). In the afternoon you can join the tour leader for a mini cruise on the river Douro (extra). Return to your hotel for dinner (optional) and overnight.

€579 twin

€679 twin

€749 single

€849 single

€349 child

€399 child

Wednesday 17th October: Today after breakfast join your fellow group members for an optional visit to Tomar and Mira d’Aire Caves. Tomar is one of central Portugal’s most appealing small towns, with its pedestrian-friendly historic centre and its pretty riverside park frequented by swans, families of ducks, and its charming natural setting adjacent to the lush Seven Hills National Forest. Continue your way towards Mira d’Aire: Portugal’s largest cave system (extra). Return to your hotel for dinner (optional) and overnight. Thursday 18th October: After breakfast and checkout, join the tour leader for a free excursion to Lisbon: Portugal’s capital city. Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, with a contemporary culture that is alive and thriving and making its mark in today’s Europe. Perched on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon is one of the rare Western European cities that faces the ocean and uses water as an element that defines the city. Lisbon enchants travelers with its whitebleached limestone buildings, intimate alleyways, and an easy-going charm that makes it a popular year-round destination. Together with your English speaking guides discover the Belem Tower, the Moorish citadel with its famous cathedral but also the Tagus River and Jeronimos Monastery (entrance extra). After free time, head to Lisbon’s international airport for your direct flight back to Malta departing at 2145hrs.

(under 12 years sharing with 2 Adults)

Price Includes: • Return Airmalta flight to Lisbon • 10 Kgs Hand Luggage • 23 Kgs Checked In Luggage • All Transfers • 7 Nights at the 3* Hotel Santo Amaro (or similar) in Fatima on Bed & Breakfast Basis • Free excursion to Lisbon • Tour Leader • Protection by the Insolvency Fund Optional Excursions: Adults Child Aljustrel and Valhinhos €30 €20 Coimbra, Luso & Bussaco €40 €19 Batlha, Alcobaca & Nazare €35 €20 Porto €39 €19 Tomar & Mira d’Aire €35 €20 Rate for all Excursions €179 €98 Optional Adult Child Half Board excluding drinks 7 Dinners €89 €89

Special Price is only valid when the Excursion package and Half Board are taken

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Early Booking Discount

up to €50 per Room for Bookings done by 14th April 2018

Grp 1: 13 - 20 Aug Grp 2: 27 Aug - 03 Sep Grp 3: 03 - 10 Sep starting from

€379 in Triple Room

group 1 - Half Board Basis special price normal price

€588 triple €618 twin €768 single €389 child

€688 triple €718 twin €868 single €489 child

(under 12 years sharing with 2 Adults) Special Price is only valid when the Excursion Package is taken

group 2 - B&B Basis special price normal price

lloret de mar

Costa brava & Barcelona Visiting: Lloret de Mar, Montserrat, Barcelona’s Dancing Fountains, Port Aventura and Tossa de Mar Day 1 - Monday: Meet the tour leader at the Malta International Airport at 2100hrs for check in of your Vueling flight departing at 2300hrs. Upon arrival at 0110hrs, your private coach will take you to your 4* Hotel, Garbi Park in central Lloret del Mar for check in, room allocation and overnight Day 2 - Tuesday: The day is free to explore Lloret de Mar. One may opt to relax by the hotel pool or enjoy a day at the beach a mere 200m walk from the hotel. Day 3 - Wednesday: Today, after breakfast, you will embark on maybe one of the highlights of such holiday: a full day excursion to Barcelona. The second largest metropolitan city in Spain, is an enchanting seaside city with boundless culture and fabled architecture. During such day, you will have the opportunity to visit some of its famous areas and architectural marvels including the Sagrada Familia (entrance extra), the main Ramblas street and the Medieval quarters. Day 4 - Thursday: Today, after breakfast, join the tour leader for a full day optional excursion to Girona and Tossa de Mar. Start your day by visiting Girona, a lovely small town which has managed to retain most of its medieval quarter. It is packed with museums, galleries and gothic churches, amongst which the majestic Cathedral dedicated to Saint Mary. Girona’s walkable centre packed with such riches makes it the best location for some free time for personal sightseeing. In the afternoon you continue your way towards Tossa de Mar, a picturesque village that curves around a boatspeckled bay, guarded by a headland crowned with impressive defensive walls and towers. Wine tasting session included in the itenary. 24

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Day 5 - Friday: After breakfast, we offer you an optional day excursion to Port Aventura (entrance included). This world famous theme park attracts in excess of four million visitors a year and is the second largest in Europe. Enjoy a full day of fun on the numerous roller coasters and rides. You can also visit the newly opened Ferrari Land (extra), a unique Ferrari themed area. Day 6 - Saturday: Breakfast. The day is free, for your personal sightseeing and relaxation, but we suggest that you visit the Marine Land Aqua Park, on the outskirts of nearby Malgrat de Mar (extra) for a spectacular dolphin show in this marine zoo and water park all in one. After dinner, we invite you to join your tour leader to an unforgettable show by Spanish and international artists at the new Casino in Lloret de Mar. This dynamic, vibrant and entertaining show is truly part of an enjoyable night. Return to your hotel for overnight. Day 7 - Sunday: Today, after breakfast you can join the tour leader for a half day excursion to Tordera, for its open market. Lunch (instead of dinner) will be served at the hotel, and soon afterwards another half day optional excursion to Montserrat will take place. Together with the tour leader you will visit the Montserrat Cathedral, world famous for its Black Madonna. Day 8 - Monday: After breakfast and checkout (luggage room will be made available), enjoy your last few hours in such beautiful location before optional lunch (instead of dinner). Later your private coach will head towards Barcelona airport for your direct flight back to Malta departing at 2015hrs

€479 triple €509 twin €659 single €299 child

€579 triple €609 twin €759 single €399 child

(under 12 years sharing with 2 Adults)

group 3 - B&B Basis special price normal price

€379 triple €399 twin €499 single €229 child

€479 triple €499 twin €599 single €329 child

(under 12 years sharing with 2 Adults) Note: Special Price is only valid when the Excursion package and Half board are taken

Optional Adult Child Half Board excluding drinks €89 €89 Price Includes: • Return Vueling flight to Barcelona • 10Kgs Hand Luggage • 23Kgs Checked-in Luggage • All Transfers • 7 Nights at the 4* Garbi Park (or similar) in Lloret de Mar • Tour Leader • Protection by the Insolvency Fund Optional Excursions: Adults Child Barcelona €35 €18 Girona & Tossa de Mar €30 €15 Port Aventura €64 €50 (including entrance)

Casino Flamenco Show €40 €22 Tordera Market €20 €10 Montserrat & the Dancing Fountains €39 €18 Rate for all Excursions €228 €133

City Tax to be paid directly at the hotel (€0.99 per night per person over 18 years old) Tour conducted in conjunction with Pawlu Testa Travel


July August Septmber

Città del Mare Resort Village

starting from

€599 in Triple Room

Città del Mare is a large Resort surrounded by green vegetation, with lovely views of the Gulf of Castellammare, in Sicily. Nature, relaxation and fun make it the perfect place where to spend a dream holiday, for families, couples or groups of friends. The resort is overlooking the Mediterranean Sea from a cliff, 19 km from Palermo Airport. The estate features 3 swimming pools with slides, and a private beach. The functional, air-conditioned rooms are simply furnished and include a private bathroom. You have free access to the Toboggan, which consists of 3 swimming pools linked by slides, and reaching the sea. Aqua-gym, aerobics, mini club and sports facilities are also available for free.

1 - 8 JULY 8- 15 JULY 15 - 22 JULY 22 - 29 JULY 29 JULY - 5 AUG 5 - 12 AUG 12 - 19 AUG 19 - 26 AUG 26 AUG - 2 SEP 2 - 9 SEP 9 - 16 SEP 16 - 23 SEP 23 - 30 SEP

child

TWIN

triple

quad

single

(under 12 yrs)

€719 €719 €719 €739 €739 €809 €809 €739 €739 €669 €669 €629 €629

€699 €699 €699 €719 €719 €789 €789 €719 €719 €649 €649 €599 €599

€689 €689 €689 €709 €709 €779 €779 €699 €699 €639 €639 €589 €589

€849 €849 €849 €869 €869 €949 €949 €929 €929 €779 €779 €719 €719

€449 €449 €449 €469 €469 €489 €489 €469 €469 €419 €419 €399 €399

Price Includes: • Return Airmalta flight to Palermo • 7 Nights Hotel accomodation in a Superior room • Air Conditioned rooms • Half Board Basis • Mineral Water & Wine during Dinner • Protection by the Insolvency Fund Not Included: • Transfers • City Tax €1.50 per person per day payable upon check-in

Infant Cot at €10 per day

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Emerald Lake, Yoho, Canadian Rockies

GREAT ALASKA ADVENTURE

on board the Explorer of the Seas® Wednesday, 18th July Flight to Calgary Meet tour leader at Malta International Airport at 0515hrs to check in for your Air Malta flight to Heathrow departing at 0720hrs. Upon arrival you shall transit before connecting with British Airways flight BA103 departing at 1820hrs. Your arrival in Calgary is scheduled for 2015hrs, followed by transfer to your hotel in Calgary. Room check-in and overnight. Thursday, 19th July Calgary and transfer to Banff After breakfast & room check out enjoy a pleasant and informative overview of Calgary. Wind through top city attractions including Canada Olympic Park, Heritage Park, Calgary Tower, Fort Calgary and the downtown area. Stretch your legs and snap photos at picturesque spots, and learn engaging historical background along the way. Later in the day enjoy some free time at Heritage Park before your transfer to Banff. Room check-in and overnight. Friday, 20th July Banff - Lake Louise - Yoho National Park Banff Today you shall enjoy optional sightseeing of Lake Louise area and Yoho National Park. Admire the Valley of the Ten Peaks reflected in Moraine Lake’s turquoise waters and stroll the shores of Lake Louise, “Jewel of the Canadian Rockies”, with its stunning glacial backdrop. You then cross into the Yoho Valley to view such sights as Takakkaw Falls, if accessible, Emerald Lake, Kicking Horse Pass and the Natural Rock Bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. Overnight in Banff. Saturday, 21st July Banff Breakfast followed by an optional panoramic excursion around the city of Banff, one of Canada’s most popular tourist destinations known for its mountainous surroundings and hot springs. You shall

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have the opportunity to see the Banff Springs Hotel, the Hoodoos and the surprise corner where a backdrop and Bow Falls in the foreground. You have included the Gondola ride to the top of the Sulphur Mountain where one can experience a bird’s eye view of six mountain ranges. It’s a definite “must–do” when one visits the Canadian Rockies. Overnight in Banff.

Sunday, 22nd July Banff - Glacier Adventure - Jasper Following breakfast and room check-out, you shall depart from Banff and drive through one of the nicest highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway, highlighted by occasional wildlife sightings, towering mountain peaks, tranquil lakes and cascading waterfalls. En route to the Columbia Icefield, stop off at Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, and Peyto Lake (if accessible). An experience of a lifetime awaits you at the Columbia Icefield! At the Icefield Centre, shuttle to the Athabasca Glacier where you will board a unique, specially designed Ice Explorer for a guided tour onto the surface of the Glacier - a true Ice Age adventure! You then continue to Jasper for an overnight. Monday, 23rd July Jasper – Maligne Lake Join the optional excursion to Maligne Valley. Your exploration will include a stop at Maligne Canyon for a gentle guided walk to the first two bridges above the gorge, a short stop at the “disappearing” Medicine Lake, and finally Maligne Lake. At this picturesque gem of the Canadian Rockies you will relax aboard the famous Maligne Lake boat cruise to Spirit Island (included). The Maligne Valley Tour is mainly a nature, scenic, and geological voyage but it is also an excellent opportunity to see some of Jasper’s wildlife. Tuesday, 24th July Jasper - Lac Le Jeune Breakfast followed by room check-out. Join us as we drive to Kamloops via

the Yellowhead Highway travelling into Sagebrush Country and arriving at our destination of Lac Le Jeune. En route you will make a short stop at Mount Robson which is the highest point in the Canadian Rockies. Room check-in upon arrival in the afternoon at Lac Le Jeune, a magical place that’s soothing, quiet and tranquil - a place where fish jump from the glassy surface of the lake! Enjoy dinner (included) and overnight at the Lac Le Jeune. Wednesday, 25th July Lac Le Jeune - Vancouver After breakfast and room check out you make your way to Vancouver, Canada’s third-largest city. Vancouver is a cosmopolitan place with a European feel and a unique personality. It’s a community with a rich ethnic mix - including the secondlargest Chinatown in North America - and stunningly beautiful parks. You shall then proceed to your hotel followed by check-in and room assignment. Thursday, 26th July Vancouver After breakfast, this morning, depart on an optional full day sightseeing tour of Vancouver and the North Shore. Begin with a transfer over the Lions Gate Bridge, built in 1938; this bridge links the North Shore to Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Highlights include the Capilano Suspension Bridge (admission included), the longest and highest suspended footbridge in the world spanning 450 feet across and 230 feet above the Capilano Canyon! Continue your tour to Grouse Mountain for a ride aboard the Grouse Mountain Skyride (admission included). As the tramway whisks you from the valley floor, enjoy spectacular panoramas of land, sea and city views from magnificent rugged landscapes. Return to Vancouver over the Lions Gate Bridge and tour to the 1000-acre Stanley Park. Also included in your tour today are Coal Harbour, Chinatown and Gastown. Overnight in Vancouver.


18 Jul - 04 Aug Friday, 27th July Seattle & embarkation Enjoy a relaxed breakfast and some time at leisure until it’s time to depart for your transfer to Seattle cruise port to check in for your cruise. The Explorer of the Seas will be your host for delightful dining and creative relaxation. The State-of- the-art theatre provides the perfect environment for lavish Broadway and Vegas production shows. Prepare yourself to fully experience the majestic grandeur of Alaska’s endless forests, calving glaciers, plummeting waterfalls and abundant wildlife. Ship will set sail at 1600hrs. Saturday, 28th July Cruising A day at sea is never boring on a Royal Caribbean cruise. There is an activity program for guests of all ages and tastes. There are activities geared for the young at heart, children, teens and couples. Programs run all day from dawn to dusk. Start by taking a stroll along the Royal Promenade – it’s the heart of the ship and always bustling with life. Visit the shops and boutiques where there is everything from jewellery to cruise wear. Participate in one of the games or events organized by the animation team on board or just relax by the pool. Sunday, 29th July Inside Passage & Juneau Today you will be cruising the Inside Passage, one of the most beautiful coastal routes in the entire world. It features virtually everything you came to Alaska hoping to see, including rain forests, glaciers, fjords and white-capped peaks. All of which create a setting that’s perfect for viewing whales and sea lions. Ship will arrive in Juneau, the capital of Alaska around mid-day. Juneau was founded during a gold rush in 1880. Today, the former gold-mining town counts among its riches some of Alaska’s most spectacular scenery. Nestled at the foot of Mt. Juneau in the Alaska Panhandle, it faces the water from the mainland side of Gastineau Channel. Several magnificent fjords are located along the channel coast and the majestic Mendenhall Glacier, a favourite of visitors, is nearby. Monday, 30th July Skagway, Alaska When gold was discovered in the Klondike region of the Yukon Territory (just across the border from Alaska), it resulted in the historic Gold Rush of 1898. As thousands of goldcrazed adventures sought the best starting point for their arduous trek, they found the deepest penetration possible by boat was at the northern tip of the Lynn Canal. This is how Skagway was born. Tuesday, 31st July Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska This narrow fjord is located approximately 50 miles southeast of Juneau. Breath taking Tracy Arm extends over 30 miles long, with nearly a quarter of its area covered in ice. In fact, it encompasses some of Alaska’s largest glaciers, including the twin Sawyer glaciers, which often expel enormous chunks of ice

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Thursday, 02nd August Victoria, British Columbia After breakfast we offer you a wonderful optional sightseeing tour of Victoria, the capital city of the province of British Columbia where you will visit the worldfamous Butchart Gardens or the lush and exotic Butterfly Gardens and see how Victoria earned the nickname “The City of Gardens”. With over 50 acres of gardens including the fragrant Rose Garden, the relaxing Japanese Garden, the unique Sunken Garden, the Italian Garden, the Concert Lawn, and Ross Fountain - just to name a few, a visit to Butchart Gardens is a treat for all your senses! Continue to Victoria where additional sightseeing highlights include the exclusive residential areas of Oak Bay and Uplands, Marine Drive, Beacon Hill Park, and the B.C. Parliament Buildings. Enjoy the heart of Victoria close up - at street level, strolling Victoria’s Inner Harbour and Olde Town districts. A little free time to explore the shops and attractions around the Inner Harbour, before returning to the ship. Friday, 03rd August Seattle, disembarkation & return flight End your cruise experience gracefully with a relaxing tour through Seattle’s beautiful and historic scenery. Famously rainy and picturesque, Seattle sits on Puget Sound against a spectacular mountain backdrop. Visit two of Seattle’s most famous attractions: the Space Needle and Pike Place Market and explore hundreds of local artisan shops and order a coffee from the very first Starbucks. Some free time for last minute shopping or time at leisure. Later in the afternoon you will be transferred to Vancouver airport for you return flight on BA084 departing at 2055hrs.

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YOUR PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE

Skagway Juneau Tracy Arm Fjord Alaska Inside Passage

Victoria, British Columbia Seattle Date Port Arr Dep 18 July

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Seattle & Embarkation

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Return flight London - Malta

Price Includes: • Airmalta/British Airways flights Malta/Calgary Vancouver/Malta via London including luggage • All transfers • 1 night accommodation in Calgary on B&B basis • 3 nights accommodation in Banff on B&B basis • 2 night accommodation in Jasper on B&B basis • 1 night accommodation in Lac Le Jeune on HB basis • 2 nights accommodation in Vancouver on B&B basis • 7–night Alaska cruise on full board basis • Entertainment and use of onboard facilities • Airport, Port Taxes & fuel surcharge • Seattle guided city tour • Tour Manager • Protection by the Insolvency Fund NOT included in the price • Prepaid gratuities at €91 per person • Travel Insurance, recommended • Tipping is obligatory in Canada; standard recommended rate is @ CAD5.00 per person per day

NOTES Saturday, 04th August • Excursion rates only applicable subject to a minimum of Flight to Malta 25 Paying adults. Arrival in Heathrow at 1415hrs. You will • Excursions may not be organized if minimum number of participants required is not reached. remain in transit at Heathrow Airport for your next flight to Malta on KM103 • Valid USA entry Visa or Biometric passport required to join this tour. departing Heathrow at 2030hrs, arriving • Clients in possession of a Biometric passport need to fill in Malta at approximately 0040hrs an online form and print authorization from https://esta. cbp.dhs.gov (05August).

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Wednesday, 01st August Cruising Day at sea where you can enjoy all the amenities this marvellous ship has to offer. There’s always something to keep you occupied on board. If you feel like pampering yourself check out the Aqua Spa for a massage or let the soothing thalassotherapy pool work its wonders. In the evening prepare yourself for a fantastic dinner. Pop up on the deck or enjoy a slow dance under the canopy of stars and let the romance of the sea work its magic.

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into the waters below in a magnificent process known as calving. Protected within the Tongass National Forest, Tracy Arm Fjord is a haven for wildlife. As you glide through the pristine fjord, you’ll first pass by a lush forest where a number of beautiful waterfalls cascade down, and then you’ll be treated to views of snow-capped mountains and blue-tinged glaciers more spectacular than you could ever imagine.

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• Valid Canadian entry visa. You may fill an online form from http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta-start.asp • You may Pre-book Alaska shore excursions online or from the on board Shore Excursions desks

Optional Excursions: Adults Lake Louise & Yoho National Park €80 Maligne Lake incl boat €70 Banff City Tour incl Sulphur Mountain €80 Victoria €100

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Botswana Overland

The Okavanga Delta, Chobe Nation Saturday 21st July: Emirates Flight International airport stopover in Larnaca, your flight to Dubai.

Check In for your departing Malta at 15:30hrs, a short before you continue

Sunday 22nd July: Transit in Dubai, for your Emirates flights to Johannesburg, short transit before you continue to your final destination, Maun, the gateway of the Okavango Delta. Blessed with some of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth, Botswana is one of the great safari destinations in Africa. Check In & Overnight. Monday 23rd July: Today you will have the day for yourself, to relax from the previous day flights and enter into the spirt of Africa. Below are some optional activities in which you can engage and book directly on the spot. A Sunset Cruise – Approximate cost BWP 600.00 per boat (max 6 people). A one-and-ahalf-hour sunset boat cruise down the Thamalakane river whilst viewing game in the maun wildlife sanctuary. Scenic Flight - Approximate cost from BWP 930.00 per person per hour for 5 people. An overview of the islands and waterways of the Okavango gives you an insight into the sheer size and beauty of our wetlands and the Wildlife they support. Tuesday 24th July: Meet after breakfast and have time for a quick cup of coffee or tea in a wonderful riverside setting while meeting your guide to discuss the safari. You depart from there in a safari vehicle for the drive to Moremi, driving time varies a bit depending on the condition of the road. It usually takes an hour before you start viewing game and about 1-hour 28

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45minutes before reaching Moremi South Gate. You then head to the West onto the open plains of the “Black Pools” area for a 5-hour game viewing drive en-route to camp. Your guide will choose a good shady place to stop and set up our picnic lunch. This area boasts some classic seasonal and permanent swamp landscapes and is a good area in which to view Cheetah, Buffalo and Wild dogs. You arrive in Xini in the late afternoon to find your mobile safari camp set up. On each day that you transit from one site to another, the crew drives ahead to move and set up camp before your arrival. The sites used are all exclusive operators’ sites, that are not shared with other groups. The tents used on this safari are 3m x 3m walk-in dome tents, each one has one or two comfortable stretchers with bedrolls. Each bedroll is made up with a fitted cotton sheet, duvet and pillow. Each tent has an attached canvas enclosure to the rear with its own shower and toilet area (very basic). Upon arrival in Xini and assignment of your tent, you will go on a late afternoon game drive, arriving back at dawn. The staff would have organised some warm water for the showers and will have the preparations for a three-course fire-cooked meal underway.

Wednesday 25th July: On this day you will go out for a full day game drive exploring the intricate network of game drive roads in Moremi with a packed picnic lunch. You stop at the Mokoro station at Mboma Island for a 2-hour mokoro ride for those who wish to spend a little time gliding along some of the Okavango waterways. Thursday 26th July: Your wakeup call is at 5:30 for tea or coffee and cereal, before

going out for a 2-hour game drive, arriving back by 8am for a cooked breakfast. By 10am you depart from Xini for a slow gameviewing drive through the north of Moremi to Khwai. This will take up most of the day as you will then visit areas such as “Dead tree Island” and “Dombo hippo pools” with a picnic on the way. The crew will have time to dismantle the tents and bedrolls, dismantle camp and get ahead of you. You will arrive at the site at Magotho in the late afternoon to familiarise yourselves with the new bushcamp. You will then take a short drive down to watch the late afternoon and sunset unfold over the Khwai river before enjoying your third night around a campfire.

Friday 27th July: On your full day in Khwai, you will go on a very early to mid-morning game drive and spend the middle of the day to mid-afternoon resting in camp. You will then go out for an afternoon and evening game drive with a little night time game viewing for the chance to spot nocturnal animals. You will arrive back for dinner around 8:30pm. Saturday 28th July: Your wakeup call is at 5:30 for tea or coffee and cereal, before you go out for a 3-hour game drive arriving back by 9:00am for a cooked brunch. By 10:00am you depart from Magotho for a last meander along the Khwai river to give the crew time to pack up and move on. You then head for Chobe South Gate and on to Savuti for some afternoon game viewing. Savuti is famous for the full array of predators that inhabit its wide-open landscapes. In such a dry landscape they are here to hunt animals drawn to the waters of the Savuti channel which flows from Linyanti to the Savuti marsh.


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per person in twin Price Includes: • Return Emirates Flights to Johannesburg including luggage • Connecting Flights Johannesburg – Maun/Victoria Falls – Johannesburg including luggage • En-suite dome tent safari accommodation • 2 nights Maun, 2 nights Xini (Western Moremi), 2 nights Magotho (Khwai river) 2 nights Savuti (Central Chobe), 2 nights Victoria Falls • All transfers, itinerary & meals as per programme • Protection by the Insolvency Fund

Sunday 29th July: Today your wakeup call is at 5:30 for tea or coffee and cereal, before you go out for a 5-hour game drive arriving back by 11:00am for a cooked brunch. After brunch and a couple of hours in camp you head back out for another game drive from 2:30pm to sunset. Arrive back in camp at last light for the last campfire feast on this safari. Monday 30th July: Wake up for your last day of safari at 5:30am Coffee/tea and a cooked breakfast. Depart camp at around 7am for a 5-hour drive to Kasane including a last look around the Savuti area on your way. You will end the safari in Kasane at around 12 o’clock for your transfer to Victoria Falls. Quick Check In at your hotel near the Falls, before you will

make your own way to explore the outstanding natural beauty of this fascinating site. Tuesday 31st July: Enjoy the day in the beautiful Victoria Falls (entrance extra). Take part in the many optional activities available on the spot: a river safari, cultural tours, whitewater rafting, canoeing, or a helicopter ride over the falls. Wednesday 01st August: Make your own way to the nearby Victoria Falls airport for you return South African Airways flight to Johannesburg. Short Transit in Johannesburg, before continuing your connection to Dubai and then to Malta. Arrival in Malta on Thursday 2nd August in the afternoon.

Not Included: • Entrance to the Victoria Falls - $30 per person per entrance • Optional Activities on Tuesday 23 July, to be booked if desired directly on the spot. • Tipping (not compulsory) & other items of personal nature • Travel Insurance highly recommended Notes: • Maltese nationals do not require any Visas to join this programme, however other national must check with the relative embassies before proceeding with the reservations. • Please check for inoculations required. • Keep in mind, that this is a mobile camping safari in Africa, and although all efforts are made in order to stick exactly to the details of the itinerary, in the end this is Africa. • Other dates are available between June & September. • The price per person is indicative and is subject to availability. Triple & Single rates are available upon request.

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Mt Fuji, japan

CHINA, SOUTH KOREA & JAPAN

on board the Celebrity Millennium® Wednesday, 24th October Flight to Dubai Meet tour leader at Malta International Airport to check in for our Emirates flight EK110 departing at 1530hrs and arriving in Dubai at 0100hrs (next day) with a brief technical stop in Larnaca.

Thursday, 25th October Flight to Shanghai, China Proceed to our next gate to embark on flight EK302 departing at 0250hrs and arriving at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai at 1530hrs. Upon arrival you shall be transferred to your hotel for room allocation. After room check-in, we suggest that you join the tour leader for a familiarization walk around the area and overnight. Friday, 26th October Shanghai Enhance your sightseeing experience of Shanghai on an enriching optional full-day excursion around the city. See all of the city’s spectacular sights with a knowledgeable guide as you tour a selection of historical highlights; absorb the sacred majesty of the Jade Buddha Temple; immerse yourself in the city’s rich heritage at the Shanghai Museum;

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and stroll amid the botanical beauty of the Yuyuan Garden. Overnight at the hotel.

Saturday, 27th October Shanghai (Baoshan), China After a relaxing morning for some personal sightseeing your coach will take you to Shanghai cruise port to embark for check in on the Celebrity Millennium. Your adventure begins as soon as you embark on the Celebrity Millennium, taking you to places you have only dreamed of, allowing you to explore spectacular ports of call. Sunday 28th October Cruising Today is your first day at sea. This gives you the opportunity to make use of the varied facilities on board. Monday 29th October Seoul (Incheon), South Korea Discover Seoul’s soul amid traditional markets, gardens and ethnic districts that showcase some of its foods, indulgences and history. The fish market offers the ocean’s choice harvests in its hundreds of restaurants, while Womido Traditional Garden honors nature’s beauty and tranquility. Chinatown

was once a major hub before the Korean War and ensuing regulations. Exotic Shinpo Market, an avenue of vendors, is an incredible kaleidoscope of goods, fragrances, foods, sights and sounds in which to indulge. Tuesday, 30th October Cruising Day at sea. Join the aerobics class with qualified instructors or simply relax by the pool. The ship’s animators will be organizing varied activities by the pool deck and other. Every evening at sea sparkles with dazzling entertainment. Designed to indulge your individual preferences, Celebrity entertainment choices range from Broadway-style productions, captivating shows and lively discotheques to the glamour and excitement of Monte Carlo-style casinos and specialty lounges. Wednesday 31st October Tianjin, China Tianjin’s old city retains some of the architecture and flavors from its days as a foreign concession port. A gateway to Beijing, the fast-modernizing metropolis is also home to historic temples and forts and a famous antiques market. Visit The Great Wall, the only


24 Oct - 11 Nov man-made structure that can be seen from the moon. Walk to the Juyongguan Section of the Great Wall. The scenery is nothing short of spectacular. This portion of the wall snakes along the crest of the mountains, affording incredible iconic views of the valley and the wall itself. Thursday, 1st November Tianjin, China The Forbidden City is definitely one of the highlights when one visits the Tianjin/Beijing area. Once serving as the Chinese Imperial Palace, the complex dates back to the Ming Dynasty. Today, you can walk the once forbidden streets and marvel at some of the oldest standing wooden structures in the world. Next, you can enjoy a Hutong tour by traditional rickshaw. Friday, 2nd November Tianjin, China Prepare to be awe-struck and see the best of beautiful Tianjin, the second largest city in northern coastal China. Visit Ancient Cultural Street, famous for its special architectural styles, folk crafts, and delicious local Tianjin snacks. Then, head off to Confucius Temple, the most well-preserved and largest ancient building complex in Tianjin. Indulge in a scrumptious Chinese lunch at a local restaurant and explore Shi Family Grand Courtyard before returning to the ship in time to sail at 1800hrs. Saturday, 3rd November Cruising Today shall be another day at sea and so another day to relax and unwind! Sun worshippers may lay down on a sun-bed or deck chair by the pool lapping in the sun. And what about pleasing your taste buds! Dining is about more than just food. Think ambience, variety and the flexibility to decide when and what you savor. Sunday, 4th November Jeju Island, South Korea Noted for its beauty, Jeju Island boasts some of the worlds most renowned beaches, waterfalls, and gardens, making it a favorite for travelers. Find out why the Mysterious Road is so mysterious. Visit Yomiji Botanical Garden and learn about its rich variety of flora and fauna. Visit the spectacular waterfalls and prepare to be blown away with the beauty of the cliffs. A visit to Yakcheon Temple is a must. Monday, 5th November Cruising Cruising in Style, while relaxing at sea. Live modern luxury, experience the many culinary spots available on board, pamper yourself at the spa or just get lost in an intriguing story from one of the books you can borrow from the library. Tuesday, 6th November Kobe, Japan At Kobe it’s a must to take a visit to the Port Tower. It was completed in 1963, the 354-foot-tall, red-steel-latticework tower has

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Wednesday, 7th November Kobe, Japan Everything you ever wanted to know about the fermented rice wine can be learned at the Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, located in a former brew house in the Nada district, a neighbourhood famous for its sake breweries. After you’re educated on the sake production process, sample the beverage at both warm and cold temperatures, then wander over to the gift shop to pick up bottles of your favourites.

YOUR PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE

Thursday, 8th November Mt Fuji (Shimizu), Japan The echo of foreign lands rides in on the pounding of the sea. A waterfront with views of Mt. Fuji, this entryway to the sea is lined with museums and entertainment facilities that present the richness of the past, present and future. Many luxury sailing vessels visit the Port of Shimizu. From here, visitors can take a ferry across the bay to Toi on the western shores of the Izu Peninsula, with Mt. Fuji to the north providing a feast for the eyes. Friday, 9th November Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan This cosmopolitan city blends the old and the new, and Japanese and western cultures. Within walking distance from the cruise terminal, there are shopping districts, high-end hotels and a renowned Chinatown. Especially, Minato Mirai 21 has lots of large shopping malls. The west side of Yokohama has all kinds of entertainment, music, fashion and of course electronic shops. Alternatively you may wish to enjoy some time at Sankeien Garden, the vast genuine Japanese garden with an area of 180,000 square metres. Saturday, 10th November Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan & return flight Enjoy your last breakfast on board followed by disembarkation. Since our flight is in the evening we suggest you to join the optional excursion to the city of Kamakura and get a taste of the beautiful landscapes and serene religious monuments outside. Enjoy this tour and gaze at the city’s Great Buddha and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine. Sip green tea while overlooking a rock garden and enjoy a Japanese lunch (not included) before your transfer back to the airport for Emirates flight to Dubai departing at approximately 2200hrs.

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Shanghai, China & overnight

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Price Includes: • Return Emirates flights Malta – Shanghai / Tokyo - Malta via Dubai including 20Kgs Luggage and Hand Luggage • All transfers • 2 nights accommodation in Shanghai on B&B Basis • 14-night cruise on Celebrity Millennium on full board basis • Daily entertainment and use of on board facilities • Airport, port taxes & fuel surcharge • Tour Manager • Protection by the Insolvency Fund NOT included in the price • Prepaid gratuities at €182 per person • Travel Insurance, highly recommended

Sunday, 11th November Flight to Malta Your arrival in Dubai airport will be at 0340hrs. NOTES You will remain in transit for your next flight • Excursions & Tour Manager are subject to a minimum of 25 participants back to Malta departing at approximately 0750hrs. Your expected time of arrival is at • Visa entry to China required to join this cruise tour 1325hrs. Optional Excursions: Adults Shangai (China) 65 Kamakura (Japan) 98

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become the city’s most iconic landmark. For incredible 360-degree views over Kobe, a trip to the upper deck can’t be beat. Have a fear of heights? Stay grounded and watch the skyscraper’s lights flicker against the night time sky.

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India Golden T

& Diwali, The Festiv Thursday 1st November: Morning Check -In for your International Flight departing Malta International Airport, transit in Rome and continue your onward flight to Delhi.

Friday 2nd November: Arrival at the airport in Delhi at 02:15hrs. You will find your coach waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel in Delhi. Time to rest and in the afternoon you will enjoy a city tour of Delhi. Delhi is divided into two parts Old Delhi and New Delhi. In Old Delhi you can see immense sandstone Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Qutab Minar. In New Delhi you can see the Parliament House, India Gate, Bahai Temple, President House. Return to your hotel for overnight. Saturday 3rd November – Delhi / Agra: (200km – 4 hrs) - After breakfast you leave for Agra in Uttar Pradesh. The distance of around 200km is covered in a few hours. Arrive in Agra, check into the hotel and refresh yourself. Then you leave for an Agra Tour where you will visit the grand Agra Fort. The Mughal Emperor Akbar built this majestic fort, with later additions by the Emperors Jahangir and Shah Jahan. Within the fort there are grand palaces, halls of private and public audience and formal gardens. Return to your hotel and overnight. Sunday 4th November – Fatehpur Sikri / Agra: Rise early and visit the Taj Mahal at 06:00hrs. See the breath-taking sight of the sunrise over the Taj Mahal. The early morning light is perfect for taking photographs of this beautiful monument

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in white marble. The best example of Islamic architecture in India, the Taj Mahal, built by the Emperor Shah Jahan for his queen Mumtaz Mahal, is a symbol of everlasting love. Return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast you proceed for Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri is 35 km from Agra. Fatehpur Sikri is a beautiful city built by Emperor Akbar but later abandoned. There are many grand monuments in Fatehpur Sikri, including a large mosque the Jama Masjid, a beautiful palace - the Panch Mahal, and a grand gateway - the Buland Darwaza. In the evening return to Agra. Arrive in Agra, check into your hotel & overnight.

Monday 5th November – Agra / Abhaneri / Jaipur: (250km – 5hrs) - After breakfast you leave for Jaipur. On the way you will visit Abhaneri. Abhaneri is a small village of the Dausa district in northern Rajasthan; it is located 95km from Jaipur, towards the Jaipur-Agra highway. This ancient village in Rajasthan is renowned for its post-Gupta or early medieval monuments, Chand Baori and Harshat Mata temple. Chand Baori which is a huge step well, a unique idea conceived by the natives to work as a water reservoir. Another attraction is the Harshat Mata temple, an architectural jewel on the tourism map of Rajasthan. While Harshat Mata temple symbolises the 10th century architecture, Chand Baori, which is fortified on all sides, is one of the largest step wells in India. Arrive in Jaipur, Checkinto your hotel and relax. In the evening you can visit Galta temple and Birla temple. Galta temple is located just 10 km

from Jaipur. This temple is also known as the monkey temple. The temple complex includes natural sources of freshwater and seven saints “kunds’ or water tanks. Among these kunds, the ‘Galta Kund’, is the most sacred and is believed to never get dry. A source of water pure springs from ‘Gaumukh’, a rock in the shape of the head of a cow, in the tanks. The Monkey Temple Galta has a back-drop of beautiful landscape with lush greenery, and offers a fascinating view of the city of Jaipur. This temple is famous for the numerous tribes of monkeys that live in this area. Birla Temple, Birla Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi is another major attraction of the pink city of Jaipur. The temple is located at the foot of Moti Dungri Fort and is built by the famous and wealthy family business Birlas. The Birlas have built many temples across the country. In the evening, return to your hotel & overnight. Tuesday 6th November – Jaipur / Amber: After breakfast you take a trip to Amber Fort, 11 Km from Jaipur where you can enjoy an elephant ride to Amber Fort. Within the fort there are many palaces and royal buildings. After this you leave for a daylong city tour of Jaipur. In the well planned Pink City of Jaipur built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh you will see the beautiful facade of the Hawa Mahal palace, the City Palace which also contains a museum, the Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory. In the evening you can enjoy walking through the streets and colourful markets of Jaipur, where many kinds of handicraft items, textiles,


01 - 11 Nov starting from

€1849 per person in Triple

Triangle

val of Lights pottery and artifacts are sold. In the evening, you return to your hotel for overnight.

Wednesday 7th November – Jaipur – Diwali Festival: the biggest festival of India, as Christmas for Christians. Diwali or (Deepavali) is one of the India’s biggest festivals. The word ‘Diwali’ means rows of lighted lamps. It is a festival of lights and Hindus celebrate it with joy. During this festival, people light up their houses and shops with Diyas (Small cup-shaped oil lamp made of baked clay). They worship the Lord Ganesha for good welfare and prosperity and Goddess Lakshmi for wealth and wisdom. Hindus light up their homes and shops, to welcome the goddess Lakshmi, to give them good luck for the year ahead. A few days before Ravtegh, which is the day before Diwali, houses, buildings, shops and temples are thoroughly cleaned, whitewashed and decorated with pictures, toys and flowers. On the day of Diwali, people put on their best clothes and exchange greetings, gifts and sweets with their friends and family. Thursday 8th November - Samode: (40km - 1hr) - After breakfast you leave for Samode. Arrive in Samode, check into your hotel to relax and refresh yourself. Later you will visit Samode village. Samode is nestled in the foothills of the Aravallis range and is inhabited with about 8000 people. This small village offers a relaxed atmosphere away from the polluted, traffic and bustle of city life. In Samode you will also visit the old bawaries (water well), chhatries, 400-yearold gates, three forts, temples, gardens and a palace. Besides this, in Samode you will be able to discover a great diversity of local arts and crafts like miniature paintings, lac, iron work, jewellery, leather, carpet weaving, stone cutting etc. In Samode you can dine the Rajasthani

cuisine, enjoy the traditional Kalbeliya dance, and have a nice walk on the hills. In the evening return to your hotel for overnight. Friday 9th November - Samode: In the morning after breakfast you will visit the Major Tourist attraction in Samode the luxurious Samode Palace. This palace was originally built 400 years ago as a simple fortified Rajput stronghold, then developed into an exquisite example of Rajput and Mughal architecture with ornated and elaborate decoration set in beautifully landscaped gardens. The main attraction of the Samode Palace is the incredible Sheesh Mahal (hall of mirrors) and Sultan Mahal (decorated in murals depicting ancient hunting and love scenes). The architecture of the havelis expresses the culture and traditions of villagers. Inside the havelis you will be able to view the colorful patterns and frescoes of surrounded clustered rooms. The villagers of the Samode are well known for their artistic production. It is the home of various artists like the bangle and jewellery makers, stone and paper painting artists, carpet weavers, potters, metal workers, lac makers, gem cutters and traditional mojadi (jooti) as well as bed and cushion cover makers. In the evening you can explore the city before you return to your for overnight. Saturday 10th November – Samode / Delhi: (230km – 5hrs) - In the morning after breakfast you will leave for Delhi. Arrive in Delhi check into your hotel to relax and refresh yourself. In the evening you can explore the city centre before returning to your hotel for overnight.

price

€1849 €1899 €2399 triple

twin

single

Price Includes: • Return international flights to Delhi including luggage • Airconditioned coach for all local sightseeing as per programme. • Elephant ride at Amber fort in Jaipur • Monuments entrance fees • English speaking guide all throughout the programme in India • Local Tour leader, subject to a minimum of 16 persons travelling • Accommodation in Double/Twin sharing room with breakfast based on the following hotels or similar standard – Delhi – Hotel Jayapee Shiddharth, Agra – Hotel Clarks Shiraz, Jaipur- Rajputana Palace, Samode – Hotel Samode Palace. • Protection by the Insolvency Fund Not Included: • Electronic Visa to India, for Maltese nationals. For other nationalities, please check with your relative embassy. • Lunches & Dinners • Insurance (Highly recommended) • Tips and other personal expenses • Any other expenses not listed in the included column

Sunday 11th November - Delhi: Early morning return International Flights (with transit) from Delhi to Malta.

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01 - 08 July 29 July - 05 Aug 26 Aug - 02 Sep starting from

€1449 in Twin Cabin

Malta to Trieste

on board the mein schiff Triest Koper

Split Dubrovnik

Bari

MALTA

inside D inside C

01 Jul 29 Jul 26 Aug

Date Port Arr Dep Sun Valletta, Malta 22:00 Mon At Sea - Tues Dubrovnik, Croatia 07:00 21:30 Wed Bari, Italy 08:00 18:00 Thurs Split, Croatia 07:00 19:00 Fri At Sea - Sat Koper, Slovenia 07:00 23:00 Sun Trieste, Italy 01:00 Flight to Malta

inside B

inside a

Price Includes: • 7 nights accommodation in the cabin of your choice • Meals in almost all restaurants • Drinks according to the Premium Alles Inklusive Bar menu • 5 shore excursions in English by a local expert guide • Free entrance into the SPA & Sport area • Transfer from port to airport • Flight from Italy to Malta including Luggage & Hand Luggage • All tips and service charges • All Port & Airport taxes • English speaking Representative • Protection by the Insolvency Fund Excursions (Included) • Cavtat & Konavle Valley • City of Dubrovnik & Lokrum island • Alberobello • Split & Trogir • Ljubljana • Catania

outside b

balcony b

balcony a

TWIN

TWIN

TWIN

triple

quad

TWIN

triple

quad

TWIN

triple

quad

TWIN

triple

TWIN

triple

1449 1499 1469

1549 1599 1549

1609 1659 1609

1410 1460 1410

1324 1374 1324

1659 1709 1659

1460 1510 1460

1374 1424 1374

1799 1849 1799

1600 1650 1600

1514 1564 1514

2009 2089 2009

1810 1890 1810

2079 2149 2079

1880 1950 1880

The above prices are per adult. All prices quoted in these pages include all taxes, tips and all our excursions. Children 2-14 years: €349. Infants (under 2 years min 6 months): €99. Single supplement: 60% of the Twin Rate

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15 - 22 July 12 - 19 Aug 09 - 16 Sep starting from

€1449 in Twin Cabin

Trieste to Malta

on board the mein schiff Triest

Dubrovnik Kotor Bari

SIZILIEN

MALTA

inside D inside C

15 Jul 12 Aug 09 Sep

Date Port Arr Dep Sun Flight to Italy Sun Trieste, Italy 22:00 Mon At Sea - Tues Dubrovnik, Croatia 07:00 21:30 Wed Kotor, Montenegro 08:00 18:00 Thurs Bari, Italy 08:00 18:00 Fri At Sea - Sat Catania, Italy 08:00 19:00 Sun Valletta, Malta 04:30

inside B

inside a

Price Includes: • Flight from Malta to Italy including 20Kgs Luggage and Hand Luggage • Transfer from airport to port • 7 nights accommodation in the cabin of your choice • Meals in almost all restaurants • Drinks according to the Premium Alles Inklusive Bar menu • 5 shore excursions in English by a local expert guide • Free entrance into the SPA & Sport area • All tips and service charges • All Port & Airport taxes • English speaking Representative • Protection by the Insolvency Fund Excursions (Included) • Cavtat & Konavle Valley • City of Dubrovnik & Lokrum island • Budva & Kotor • Alberobello • Catania

outside b

balcony b

balcony a

TWIN

TWIN

TWIN

triple

quad

TWIN

triple

quad

TWIN

triple

quad

TWIN

triple

TWIN

triple

1449 1499 1469

1549 1599 1549

1609 1659 1609

1410 1460 1410

1324 1374 1324

1659 1709 1659

1460 1510 1460

1374 1424 1374

1799 1849 1799

1600 1650 1600

1514 1564 1514

2009 2089 2009

1810 1890 1810

2079 2149 2079

1880 1950 1880

The above prices are per adult. All prices quoted in these pages include all taxes, tips and all our excursions. Children 2-14 years: €349. Infants (under 2 years min 6 months): €99. Single supplement: 60% of the Twin Rate

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malta-to-malta

on board the Costa Fascinosa Savona Marseille

Barcelona

Naples

Catania Malta

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Date Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed

Port Arr Dep Valletta, Malta - 14:00 At Sea - Barcelona, Spain 09:30 17:00 Marseille, France 09:00 17:00 Savona, Italy 08:30 16:30 Naples, Italy 13:30 20:00 Catania, Sicily 13:00 20:00 Valletta, Malta 08:00 -


October November starting from

€449 in Twin Cabin

03 Oct 10 Oct 17 Oct 24 Oct* 31 Oct 07 Nov 14 Nov

inside classic

inside PREMIUM

balcony classic

balcony premium

TWIN triple quad EBD NRM EBD NRM EBD NRM

twin EBD NRM

TWIN triple quad EBD NRM EBD NRM EBD NRM

TWIN triple EBD NRM EBD NRM

679 649 639 619 619 549 499

799 769 729 719 719 649 639

849 819 779 769 769 699 689

629 599 589 569 569 499 449

779 749 739 719 719 649 599

589 559 549 529 529 459 409

739 709 699 679 679 609 559

559 529 519 499 499 429 379

709 679 669 649 649 579 529

829 799 789 769 769 699 649

949 919 879 869 869 799 789

759 729 689 679 679 609 599

909 879 839 829 829 759 749

*on this itinerary Barcelona will be substituted by Tarragona (Spain) between 0930 - 1700hrs

729 699 659 649 649 579 569

879 849 809 799 799 729 719

999 969 929 919 919 849 839

809 779 739 729 729 659 649

959 929 889 879 879 809 799

Price Includes: • 7 nights cruise on Full Board • All port taxes • Protection by the Insolvency Fund Not Included: • Drinks • Tips (compulsory, to be paid on board)-€10.00 per night per person 14years and over, €5.00 per night for children 4-13years • Excursions (optional, to be paid on board) • Travel Insurance Notes: • All prices are per adult • Children sharing with 2 adults (6months to 17years) at €150 • Single supplement: 60% on twin rate

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June - July August - September starting from

€1419 in Twin Cabin

Mediterranean Cruise

on board the Norwegian Epic Date

Port Arr Dep

Wednesday

Flight to Rome & embarkation

Thursday

Livorno (Florence / Pisa)

07:00hrs 19:00hrs

Friday

Cannes

08:00hrs 18:00hrs

Saturday

Palma de Mallorca

13:00hrs 20:00hrs

Sunday

Barcelona

05:00hrs 18:00hrs

Monday

At Sea

Tuesday

Naples / Pompeii

07:00hrs 19:00hrs

Wednesday

Disembarkation in Civitavecchia & Return Flight

06:00hrs

19:00hrs

Price Includes: • Flight Malta - Rome - Malta including 20Kgs Luggage and Hand Luggage • 7 Night Mediterranean Cruise on Premium All Inclusive Basis • All Meals & Drinks* • Daily Entertainment & Use of Onboard Facilities • Port Taxes • On Board Gratiuities • Protection by the Insolvency Fund NOT included in the price • Travel Insurance, highly recommended • Airport Taxes at €68 per person • Transfers Airport/Port/Airport at €70 per adult & €45 per child

PREMIUM ALL-INCLUSIVE

Under 21 years get Ultimate Soda & Juice package inside max 4 pax TWIN triple

TWIN max 2 pax

13 Jun 27 Jun 11 Jul 01 Aug 08 Aug 29 Aug 12 Sep

quad

max 3 pax TWIN TRIPLE

TWIN

max 4 pax triple

quad

t1 single studio

child 2 - 17 yrs

EBD

NRM

EBD

NRM

EBD

NRM

EBD

NRM

EBD

NRM

EBD

NRM

EBD

NRM

EBD

NRM

EBD

NRM

EBD

NRM

EBD

NRM

1419 1459 1499 1539 1539 1469 1419

1619 1659 1699 1739 1739 1669 1619

1629 1699 1749 1769 1769 1679 1629

1829 1899 1949 1969 1969 1879 1829

1579 1649 1699 1719 1719 1629 1579

1779 1849 1899 1919 1919 1829 1779

1529 1599 1649 1669 1669 1579 1529

1729 1799 1849 1869 1869 1779 1729

1669 1699 1799 1799 1799 1719 1669

1869 1899 1999 1999 1999 1919 1869

1599 1649 1749 1749 1749 1669 1599

1799 1849 1949 1949 1949 1869 1799

1889 1919 2049 1999 2029 1899 1869

2089 2119 2249 2199 2229 2099 2069

1839 1869 1999 1949 1979 1849 1819

2039 2069 2199 2149 2179 2049 2019

1789 1819 1949 1899 1929 1799 1769

1989 2019 2149 2099 2129 1999 1969

1499 1499 1539 1539 1539 1499 1429

1699 1699 1739 1739 1739 1699 1629

699 699 699 699 699 579 579

799 799 799 799 799 679 679

Infants under 2 years: Infant rate at €179. (Child/Infant rate applies when sharing with 2 adults).

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BALCONY

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08 - 15 July 22 - 29 July starting from

€1279 in Twin Cabin

Islands of the Mediterranean

on board the Jewel of the Seas® Date Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8

Port Arr Dep Flight to Rome & embarkation 1700hrs Monte Carlo (Cannes), France 0800hrs 1800hrs Ajaccio, Corsica 0700hrs 1600hrs Barcelona, Spain 1000hrs 2000hrs Palma de Mallorca, Spain 0700hrs 1600hrs Sardinia (Cagliari), Italy 1200hrs 2000hrs Cruising Disembarkation Civitavecchia 0500hrs & return flight

Price Includes: • Return Air Malta flight Malta – Rome – Malta including 20Kgs Luggage and Hand Luggage • 7-night West Mediterranean cruise on board the Jewel of the Seas on full board basis • All meals & entertainment • Port Taxes • Protection by the Insolvency Fund NOT included in the price • Airport Taxes at €68 per person • Return transfers at €80 per adult / €60 per child • Prepaid gratuities at €91 per person • Travel Insurance, highly recommended

PRICES per person 08/07/18

TWIn

TWIN

MAX 2 Pax

TRIPLE

QUAD

SINGLE

MAX 4 Pax

Child

infant

(2-11 yrs)

under 2yrs

EBD NRM EBD NRM EBD NRM EBD NRM EBD NRM EBD NRM INSIDE OCEANVIEW BALCONY

22/07/18

1279 1479 1379 1579 1329 1529 1279 1479 2129 2329 899 999 1299 1499 1399 1599 1349 1549 1299 1499 2229 2429 979 1079 1479 1679 1579 1779 1529 1729 1479 1679 2549 2749 1069 1169 TWIn MAX 2 Pax

TWIN

TRIPLE

QUAD

MAX 4 Pax

SINGLE

749 829 899

Child

infant

(2-11 yrs)

under 2yrs

EBD NRM EBD NRM EBD NRM EBD NRM EBD NRM EBD NRM INSIDE OCEANVIEW BALCONY

1279 1479 1399 1599 1349 1549 1299 1499 2149 2249 929 1029 1349 1549 1449 1649 1399 1599 1349 1549 2249 2449 969 1069 1499 1699 1599 1799 1549 1749 1499 1699 2569 2769 1099 1199

769 799 929

Child & infant rates are applicable when sharing with 2 Adults.

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June July August September starting from

€1399 in Twin Cabin

Symphony of the Seas®

From barcelona Date Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9

Port Arr Dep Flight to Girona (Costa Brava) & Overnight Embarkation in Barcelona 18:00 Palma de Mallorca 08:00 16:00 Marseille 09:00 18:00 La Spezia (Firenze/Pisa) 08:30 20:30 Rome (Civitavecchia) 07:00 20:00 Naples (Capri) 07:00 20:00 At Sea Disembark in Barcelona & evening flight to Malta 05:00

inside TWIN

02/06/18 30/06/18 14/07/18 11/08/18 18/08/18 25/08/18 01/09/18 08/09/18

NOT included in the price • Transfers Girona airport/hotel/port & Barcelona excursion on disembarkation & transfer to airport at €95 p/adult /child. • Prepaid gratuities at €91 per person • Travel Insurance, highly recommended

outside

child

infant

TWIN

triple

quad

single

2 - 11 yrs

Under 2yrs

max 2 pax

TWIN

triple

quad

single

2 - 11 yrs

Under 2yrs

max 2 pax

TWIN

triple

quad

single

2 - 11 yrs

Under 2yrs

1399 1599 1679 1599 1579 1529 1499 1469

1449 2079 2229 2199 2099 1599 1599 1559

1399 1999 2159 2099 1999 1549 1549 1499

1349 1949 2099 1999 1949 1499 1499 1449

2249 2599 2829 2599 2569 2499 2429 2399

999 1579 1679 1649 1599 1199 1199 1149

699 1249 1399 1349 1299 949 899 879

1549 1699 1799 1799 1719 1679 1629 1579

N/A 2229 2379 2349 2269 N/A N/A N/A

N/A 2149 2299 2249 2169 N/A N/A N/A

N/A 2099 2249 2149 2099 N/A N/A N/A

2489 2849 2999 2929 2869 2799 2699 2629

N/A 1749 1849 1779 1749 N/A N/A N/A

N/A 1449 1549 1489 1449 N/A N/A N/A

1779 1999 2099 2079 1999 1899 1899 1849

1799 2679 2849 2779 2699 1999 1999 1899

1749 2599 2769 2699 2599 1949 1949 1849

1699 2549 2699 2599 2549 1899 1899 1799

2979 3449 3679 3549 3489 3169 2999 2999

1159 1899 1999 1959 1919 1499 1449 1399

859 1599 1719 1649 1599 1149 1149 1099

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infant

TWIN

balcony

max 2 pax

max 4 pax

Other sailing dates available on request

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Price Includes: • Ryanair flight to Girona • Vueling return flight Barcelona to Malta • 20Kgs Luggage & Hand Luggage • 1 night accommodation on B&B basis • 7- Night West Mediterranean Cruise on Full Board Basis • Daily Entertainment • Use of onboard facilities • Airport, Port Taxes & Fuel Surcharge • Protection by the Insolvency Fund

max 4 pax

child

infant

TWIN

max 4 pax

Child & infant rates are applicable when sharing with 2 Adults. Prices are valid at time of print. Subject to availabilty and increase.


July August September starting from

€1399 in Twin Cabin

Symphony of the Seas®

From Rome Date Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8

TWIN max 2 pax

05/07/18 1699 02/08/18 N/A 09/08/18 1549 30/08/18 N/A 06/09/18 1399

Port Arr Dep Flight to Rome & embarkation 20:00 Naples (Capri) 07:00 20:00 At Sea Barcelona 05:00 18:00 Palma de Mallorca 08:00 16:00 Marseille 09:00 18:00 La Spezia (Firenze/Pisa) 08:30 20:30 Disembarkation in Civitavecchia & Return Flight 07:00

inside max 4 pax

TWIN

N/A N/A o/r N/A 1499

triple quad single

N/A N/A o/r N/A 1449

Other sailing dates available on request

n/a N/A o/r N/A 1399

2949 N/A 3099 N/A 2279

child infant 2 - 11 yrs

Under 2yrs

N/A N/A o/r N/A 1149

N/A N/A o/r N/A 979

outside TWIN single

1799 N/A 1699 N/A 1499

3099 N/A 2699 N/A 2399

TWIN max 2 pax

1979 1899 1899 1699 1699

Price Includes: • Return Flight Malta - Rome - Malta • 20Kgs Luggage & Hand Luggage • 7- Night West Mediterranean Cruise on Full Board Basis • Daily Entertainment • Use of onboard facilities • Port Taxes • Protection by the Insolvency Fund NOT included in the price • Airport Taxes at €68 per person • Return Transfers at €80 per adult & €60 per child. • Prepaid gratuities at €91 per person • Travel Insurance, highly recommended

balcony max 4 pax

TWIN

2299 N/A 2099 N/A 1779

triple quad single

2149 N/A 2049 N/A 1699

2099 N/A 1999 N/A 1649

3349 3349 3349 2949 2949

child

infant

2 - 11 yrs

Under 2yrs

1469 N/A 1699 N/A 1299

1279 N/A 1349 N/A 1099

Child & infant rates are applicable when sharing with 2 Adults. Prices are valid at time of print. Subject to availabilty and increase.

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15 - 21 Aug starting from

€999 in Twin Cabin

Seductive France & the Italian Coasts

on board the Celebrity Reflection® YOUR PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE

Nice Ajaccio Sardinia

La Spezia Civitavecchia Naples

Date Port Arr Dep 15 Aug Flight to Rome & embarkation in Civitavecchia 1700hrs 16 Aug Florence / Pisa (La Spezia), Italy 0700hrs 1900hrs 17 Aug Nice (Villefranche), France 0800hrs 1800hrs 18 Aug Ajaccio, Corsica 0730hrs 1700hrs 19 Aug Sardinia (Cagliari), Italy 0730hrs 1630hrs 20 Aug Naples, Italy 0900hrs 1830hrs 21 Aug Disembarkation Civitavecchia 0500hrs & return flight

Price Includes: • Return Air Malta flight Malta - Rome - Malta including 20Kgs Luggage and Hand Luggage • 6-night Mediterranean cruise on board the Celebrity Reflection on full board basis • All meals & entertainment • Port Taxes • Protection by the Insolvency Fund

PRICES per person 15/08/18 INSIDE OCEANVIEW BALCONY

TWIN

TRIPLE

QUAD

SINGLE

EBD NRM

EBD NRM

EBD NRM

EBD NRM

EBD NRM

999 1279 1399

n/a n/a 1229 1429 1349 1549

n/a 1179 1299

1699 1899 2079 2279 2249 2449

n/a 699 599

1199 1479 1599

n/a 1379 1499

Child & infant rates are applicable when sharing with 2 Adults.

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Child (2-11 yrs) infant

n/a 799 699

NOT included in the price • Airport Taxes at €68 per person • Return transfers at €80 per adult / €60 per child • Prepaid gratuities at €78 per person • Travel Insurace, highly recommended

under 2yrs

n/a 539 499

free classic drinks package

for 1st & 2nd Guest booked in Outside & Balcony Cabins Terms & Conditions Apply


08 - 18 sep starting from

€1549 in Twin Cabin

Riviera & Mediterranean

on board the Celebrity Constellation® YOUR PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE

Portofino Nice Livorno Toulon Sete Civitavecchia Barcelona Ibiza

Date Port Arr Dep 08 Sept Flight to Rome & embarkation 1700hrs 09 Sept Florence / Pisa (Livorno), Italy 0700hrs 2200hrs 10 Sept Cruising 11 Sept Portofino, Italy 0700hrs 2000hrs 12 Sept Nice (Villefranche), France 0700hrs 1800hrs 13 Sept Provence (Toulon), France 0700hrs 1800hrs 14 Sept Sete, France 0700hrs 1800hrs 15 Sept Cruising 16 Sept Ibiza, Spain 0700hrs 17 Sept Ibiza, Spain 0200hrs 17 Sept Palma de Mallorca, Spain 0900hrs 1700hrs 18 Sept Barcelona disembarkation 0600hrs Excursion & Flight to Malta

Price Includes: • Air Malta flight Malta – Rome including 20Kgs Luggage and Hand Luggage • Transfer to Port • 10-nights Riviera & Med Cruise on board the Celebrity Constellation • All meals & entertainment • Airport, Port Taxes & Fuel Surcharge • Barcelona half day city tour & transfer to airport • Vueling flight Barcelona – Malta including 20Kgs Luggage and Hand Luggage • Protection by the Insolvency Fund

PRICES per person 08/09/18

TWIN

TRIPLE

QUAD

SINGLE

EBD NRM

EBD NRM

EBD NRM

EBD NRM

EBD NRM

1499 1699 1449 1649 1749 1949 1649 1849 2249 2449 2049 2249

2549 2749 2869 3069 4349 4549

1049 1049 1049

INSIDE 1549 1749 OCEANVIEW 1849 2049 BALCONY 2449 2649

Child & infant rates are applicable when sharing with 2 Adults.

Child (2-11 yrs) infant

1149 1149 1149

under 2yrs

799 799 799

NOT included in the price • Prepaid gratuities at €130 per person • Travel Insurance, highly recommended

free classic drinks package

for 1st & 2nd Guest booked in Outside & Balcony Cabins Terms & Conditions Apply

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Lanzarote

Spain, Portugal & the Canary Islands

On board the Independence of the Seas® Saturday, 8th September Flight & Embarkation Meet our tour leader at the Malta International Airport at 5.15 a.m. for check in on our Air Malta flight to London departing at 0720hrs. On arrival, transfer to the port of Southampton where you shall board the Independence of the Seas by Royal Caribbean Cruises. The ship set sails at 1630hrs. Evening performances of Westend style shows and entertainment are offered daily after dinner. Sunday, 9th September Cruising The first day shall be spent cruising to explore the numerous amenities and activities offered on board. You will be spoilt with all the choices on this 154,400-tonnes ship varying from sunbathing by the pool, surf the waves on the Flow-Rider simulator, bumping cars, whirlpools, rock climbing, ice-skating, shopping, aerobics, casino and much more. The ship’s animators will organize activities and entertain guests in the pool area and other lounges. Monday, 10th September Vigo, Spain Galicia’s largest city has long lived by the

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sea, as seen in the traditional fishermen’s homes and bustling fish markets of the historic Berbés district. Join our optional excursion as you ride along Spain’s lush Galician coastline through Vigo, a major Spanish port with a rich, centuries-old history. View its prominent landmarks as you walk through the fishing village of Bayona La Real, where Columbus’s ship “La Pinta” returned from its New World voyage. Admire spectacular views as you pass the Cies Islands National Park. From Fortaleza del Castro you’ll enjoy panoramic vantage points before your visit to Monterreal Palace, located on its own fortified peninsula. Tuesday, 11th September Lisbon, Spain The discoveries of early explorers made a small kingdom, Portugal a world power and its capital, Lisbon, a wealthy city. We recommend you to join our optional excursion visiting this city, also known as Lisboa to the native Portuguese. You shall visit the Belém District famous for its landmark tower on the bank of the Tagus River, from where explorers embarked on their voyages of discovery. Visit the Jeronimos Church, a 16th century architectural masterpiece designed in

Gothic Manueline style. Your tour continues past statue of Pombal, Avenida de Liberdade to Rossio, the heart of Lisbon’s downtown. Explore Alfama, the oldest part of Lisbon, for a quick walk through its cobbled labyrinth of narrow twisting alleys honeycombed with steps and archways. Wednesday, 12th September Cadiz, Spain Jutting from Bay of Cadiz & surrounded by water, Cadiz claims to be Europe’s oldest city. Legend names Hercules as its founder, although history credits Phoenicians. After breakfast join our half day excursion and walk with the guide through the old town. The tour takes you to highlights that are difficult to find on your own, city street grid was designed to confuse pirates. You’ll see Plaza de Espana, Town Hall, Plaza de San Juan de Dios, Cathedral & rampart walls of city. Free time is given to enjoy this beautiful city. Thursday, 13th September Cruising On such a ship there should never be a dull moment! On Royal Caribbean’s Independence, you are sure to enjoy every moment! Obviously, you should try


08 - 22 Sep the numerous delicious buffets on offer throughout the day as you sail south towards the Canary Islands! Friday, 14th September Lanzarote, Canary Islands Starkly beautiful volcanic landscapes, set Lanzarote apart from its sister islands. This morning, after breakfast, join our optional panoramic excursion. Timanfaya is one of the thirteen national parks in Spain and marvel at vast craters and weirdly shaped rock formations. Later you shall visit Playa del Carmen before returning back to the ship. Saturday, 15th September Las Palmas, Gran Canaria Gran Canaria merits its nickname of “the miniature continent,” with amazing diverse landscapes plus quaint villages and 60 beaches, one right in Las Palmas. During our optional excursion, you will discover the varied landscapes and rich cultural heritage of Spain’s “miniature continent.” Begin with a photo stop at Las Canteras, a beautiful golden-sand beach ringed by colourful hillside resorts. See the grand Gothic Cathedral of Arucas, seemingly transplanted from medieval Europe. Enjoy a walk through the town of Teror, past Our Lady Basilica, carved entirely from local stone. Marvel at panoramic views of the rocky landscape from the Bandama volcano, 1,870 feet high. Sunday, 16th September Tenerife, Canary Islands Delight in Tenerife’s spectacular natural landscapes and view the island’s notable landmarks in the comfort with our optional excursion. Enjoy a journey through verdant Orotava Valley and relish Humboldt Viewpoint’s panorama. Travel through coastal Puerto de la Cruz, where you will see the town’s famous Plaza de Charco, admire Playa Jardin’s volcanic shoreline and souvenir shop independently. Stop for photos in San Pedro before your return to the ship. Monday, 17th September La Palma, Canary Islands Discover La Palma’s Caldera de Taburiente, the island’s spiritual center and its unique crafts on an optional guided sightseeing tour. Admire the magnificent views to the National Park, Barranco de las Angustias and to Puerto Tazacorte and its beaches during the stop at the Restaurant Balcón Taburiente. Time for some shopping in Los Llanos, en route you have a stop in Breña Alta for a quick drink (not inlcuded). Take a scenic drive to Santuario Virgen de las Nieves chapel, founded during the Conquest shop before returning to port. Tuesday, 18th September Funchal (Madeira), Portugal Madeira is a delight whether you’re strolling

in Funchal, it’s capital city or enjoying the views from a mountainside cable car. After another hearty breakfast, we invite you to join our optional excursion to discover the dramatic landscapes of Madeira, a Portuguese archipelago located 650 kms off the North African coast. Enjoy the view out over the city and surrounding villages from Pico dos Barcelos. Admire the redtiled roofs and colourful fishing boats of Camara de Lobos. Take in breath-taking views from one of Europe’s highest cliffs and see the lush sloped vineyards of Madeira’s wine country. Wednesday, 19th September Cruising Another glorious day on this luxurious ship. When our ships hit the high seas, the excitement of Casino Royale® kicks off. Try your hand at our card tables, spin to win at roulette, and hit it big time with the pull of a slot machine. Thursday, 20th September La Coruna, Spain With two beautiful bays, waterfront promenade and lively ambiance, La Coruña is a popular vacation spot in Galicia. From here we will offer you an optional guided half-day excursion to the medieval capital of Santiago de Compostela, discovering its spiritual landmarks. You will enjoy an exterior visit of the beloved Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, bustling plazas. See the Portico de la Gloria as well as the urn that contains the ashes of Saint James and then enjoy a guided walking tour through Plaza del Obradoiro, the real heart of the town. Friday, 21st September Cruising World-class performers from across the globe come together on Royal Caribbean ships to WOW you from morning to night. Catch Broadway musicals, the DreamWorks Experience, ice-skating spectaculars — plus thrilling casino action, live comedy and music, bars, clubs and much more. Make the most of your last day at sea and make sure that you have experienced all the wonderful facilities that the ship has to offer. In the evening, you will be instructed to leave your luggage outside your stateroom as bags are transported ashore by Royal Caribbean personnel early next morning. Saturday, 22nd September Southampton London & disembarkation Ship docks in Southampton at 5.30 a.m. Enjoy your last breakfast on board the Independence of the Seas as your cruise holiday comes to an end. A private coach shall take you to London Gatwick Airport and check in for Air Malta flight KM117 scheduled to leave at 1155hrs. Expected time of arrival in Malta will be at 1600hrs.

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YOUR PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE Southampton

La Coruna Vigo Lisbon Cadiz

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Date Port Arr Dep 08 Sep Flight to London & Embarkation 16:30 09 Sep Cruising 10 Sep Vigo, Spain 10:00 17:00 11 Sep Lisbon, Portugal 08:00 17:00 12 Sep Seville (Cadiz), Spain 10.00 18:00 13 Sep Cruising 14 Sep Lanzarote, Canary Islands 08:00 18:00 15 Sep Las Palmas, Gran Canaria 07:00 17.00 16 Sep Tenerife, Canary Islands 07:00 17:00 17 Sep La Palma, Canary Islands 07:00 16:00 18 Sep Funchal (Madeira), Portugal 07.00 15:00 19 Sep Cruising 20 Sep La Coruna, Spain 11:00 17.30 21 Sep Cruising 22 Sep Southampton Disembarkation 05.30 & Flight to Malta

Price Includes: • Return Air Malta flights Malta/London/Malta including 20Kgs Luggage and Hand Luggage • Return Airport transfers • 14-night Canary Islands Cruise on-board the Independence of the Seas • Full Board Basis • Airport, Port taxes & fuel surcharge • Tour Manager • Protection by the Insolvency Fund NOT included in the price • Prepaid gratuities at €195 per person • Travel Insurance, highly recommendedd NOTES • Excursion rates and Tour Manager only applicable subject to a minimum of 25 Paying adults. • Excursions may not be organized if minimum number of participants required is not reached.

Optional Excursions: Adults Child Vigo & Bayona 45 30 Lisbon 45 35 Cadiz 30 25 Lanzarote 49 39 Gran Canaria 30 20 Tenerife 40 21 La Palma 40 25 Madeira (Funchal) 49 29 Santiago de Compostela Discounted Excursion Package

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Geirangerfjorden from Flydalsjuvet viewpoint

The Majestic Fjords of Norway

On board the Independence of the Seas® Day 1 (28th July/31st August) Flight & embarkation Meet the tour leader at Malta international Airport at 0515hrs for check in on our Air Malta flight departing at 0720hrs. After arrival in London Heathrow, transfer to Southampton port for check-in formalities to board the Independence of the Seas. Once on board and cabin assignment, you are free to explore the facilities and décor of this magnificent floating resort. Get ready for the usual safety drill on board and then make sure you go on the upper deck to enjoy the experience as your ship leaves Southampton at 1630hrs. Day 2 (29th July/1st September) Cruising Sit back, kick off your shoes and put your feet up during our ‘at sea’ days, where you can chill in the bar, lounge by the pool or enjoy a relaxing beauty treatment in the spa. For simple pleasures, why not try a game of table tennis? Or if you’re feeling energetic, now’s the chance to explore all the amazing activities the ship has to offer, from spectacular, West-End-style entertainment to adrenalin-charged sports.

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Day 3 (30th July/2nd September) Bergen, Norway (Tender) Join our excursion to Bergen, the second largest city of Norway. Explore the city on foot, the unique UNESCO medieval settlement, wander around the narrow cobblestone streets and learn about the area’s unique architecture and culture. Visit the Bryggen Wharf, definitely one of the highlights of Bergen, then hop on board a funicular (included) to enjoy panoramic views over Mount Floyen. Continue and visit the Hanseatic Museum (at Bryggen Wharf) that gives an authentic picture of the working life of the German merchants and the apprentices, before returning back to the ship. Day 4 (31st July/3rd September) Geiranger, Norway See jaw-dropping views of the Norwegian fjords welcome you to Geiranger. After breakfast, another exciting optional half day excursion awaits you. Experience Geiranger’s fjords and the natural surroundings on a comfortable coach ride to Flydal Gorge, the Norwegian Fjord Center and the Mount Dalsnibba overlook. You’ll see mountains, waterfalls

and glaciers as your coach negotiates thrilling hairpin turns, passing Lake Djupvatn and Geiranger Church. Your first stop is the iconic Flydal Gorge, where you’ll have a unique perspective of your ship moored in the fjord below. Then, journey to Mount Dalsnibba. From the 4920-foot overlook, on clear days visitors can see the mountains, valleys and even the Geirangerfjord far below. Pause to enjoy the spectacular scenery and take a photo of the incredible view. Day 5 (1st August/4th September) Alesund, Norway Our next port of call shall be Alesund, one of Norway’s most picturesque and charming fishing ports. Today’s tour takes you to the Saga Islands of Giske and Godoy, connected to Alesund and the mainland by bridges and one of the longest sub-sea tunnel connections in the world. Visit the Roman marble church, Giske Chapel, dating back to 1135. It was once the influent Giske family chapel. To give you an insight into the multitude of life beneath the waves, you will visit the Atlantic Sea Park (entrance extra), one of the largest aquariums in Northern Europe


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YOUR PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE Alesund Geiranger Skjolden Bergen Stavanger

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and the largest in Scandinavia. On the way back to the ship, you will visit the Mount Aksla view point. Day 6 (2nd August/5th September) Skjolden, Norway Today’s port of call is Skjolden, where we suggest you to join our optional excursion to the Sognefjell Mountain Pass which is the highest mountain road in Norway. It offers unrivalled views across Jotunheimen National Park, home to 27 of the nation’s highest peaks. You’ll travel the winding Sognefjell Mountain Pass, ascending Norway’s highest mountain road. Built in 1938, it offers magnificent views across Jotunheimen National Park. Marvel at the mainland’s largest ice field, deep green forests, plunging waterfalls and rippling glaciers. Bring your camera to photograph the postcard-perfect landscapes, historic sites and craggy mountain plateaus. Day 7 (3rd August/6th September) Stavanger, Norway Be humbled by the awe-inspiring views of the Lysefjord, as you join the excursion. You head to the port where a boat will be waiting to take you on a three-hour journey

around the Stavanger archipelago. As you enter the splendid Lysefjord, you will see one of the most spectacular sights in Norway - Prekestolen or the Preacher’s Pulpit, which stands 460 meters above sea level. As you return to Stavanger you will be amazed by the spectacular natural wonders and scenery. Day 8 (04th August/7th September) Cruising Enjoy your last day aboard. Don’t miss out to shop for variety name-branded items and some last minute duty-free shopping. You will be instructed to leave your luggage outside your stateroom by midnight, as bags will be transported ashore by the ship’s personnel early next morning. Day 9 (5th August/8th September) Disembarkation & Return flight Ship docks in Southampton at 0530hrs. Enjoy your last breakfast on board as your cruise holiday comes to an end. Once ashore a coach will be in attendance for your transfer to Gatwick Airport for check in on Air Malta flight scheduled to depart at 1155hrs. Expected time of arrival in Malta at 16:00hrs.

Date Port Arr Dep Day 1 Flight to London & embark in Southampton 16:30 Day 2 Cruising Day 3 Bergen, Norway 12.00 19.00 Day 4 Geiranger, Norway 11.00 20:00 Day 5 Alesund, Norway 07.00 16.00 Day 6 Skjolden, Norway 08.00 16.00 Day 7 Stavanger, Norway 07.00 16.00 Day 8 Cruising Day 9 Southampton disembarkation 05:30 & Flight to Malta

Price Includes: • Return Air Malta Flights Malta – London – Malta including 20Kgs Luggage and Hand Luggage • Return transfers • 8-night Fjords Cruise on Full board basis • Daily entertainment and use of on-board facilities • Airport, Port taxes & fuel surcharge • Tour Manager • Protection by the Insolvency Fund NOT included in the price • Prepaid gratuities at €104 per person • Travel insurance, highly recommended NOTES • Excursions & Tour Manager are subject to a minimum of 25 participants • Excursions may not be organized if minimum number of participants required is not reached.

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Edinburgh Military Tattoo

THE MILITARY TATTOO & BRITISH ISLES

on board the Celebrity Eclipse® Monday, 6th August Flight to Amsterdam, Holland Meet the tour leader at Malta International Airport at 05:40hrs for check in on our Air Malta flight to Amsterdam departing at 07:40hrs. At your arrival in Amsterdam around 10:50hrs, a coach will be in attendance to transfer you to port to Check In and board the luxurious Celebrity Eclipse. Amsterdam, your embarkation port of today is a mix of old and new, historical charm and cosmopolitan flair. It’s a blend of cultures, but quintessentially Dutch.

Tuesday, 7th August Cruising A day at sea is the perfect time to explore our one-of-a-kind Lawn Club. Relax in the sun, enjoy a drink, or even a picnic, all with real grass between your toes. The choice is all yours. Wednesday, 8th August Inverness/Loch Ness, Scotland Crowned by a pink-turreted castle, Inverness the ‘Highland Capital’ gives you the pure feel of Scotland. After breakfast, we offer you a beautiful optional

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excursion to Loch Ness and the Urquhart Castle Ruins. You will follow Scottish lore along Loch’ Ness, into the ruins of an old castle, and through the countryside of Inverness. While the monster’s existence may be debated, what can’t be argued is the stunning scenery along the steep shores of Loch Ness. Make your way to Urquhart Castle, which served as both a fortress and a residence for Scottish Lords, and continue on to Inverness and the sweeping hills and farmland of rural Scotland Thursday, 9th August Edinburgh – The Royal Military Tattoo (Tender) From its gnarled, gothic spires to the formidable hilltop castle, Edinburgh has a unique allure. Today we offer you an amazing opportunity (optional) to experience the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. In the afternoon, board your motor coach for a scenic guided drive through the ruggedly beautiful Scottish landscapes. Disembark near Edinburgh Castle perched at the top of the Royal Mile. Tattoo” is the traditional signal used to call British soldiers to return to their quarters. Over time, the custom evolved to become

one of the world’s most spectacular visual and musical celebrations. From the stands (tickets included) on the castle’s beautiful esplanade, you’ll watch as an ensemble cast of international performers regales you with a vibrant pageant of folkloric dance, historic re-enactments and military precision displays. Feel your heart synchronize to the commanding rhythm of the Massed Pipes and Drums, played by the Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, along with visiting civilians and military bands – a tribute to the traditional battle signals of Scotland’s Regiments. And for the grand finale, you’ll witness time stand still as a lone piper imbues the castle’s ramparts with his haunting melodies. Friday, 10th August Edinburgh (Tender) After a most exciting night watching the Military Tattoo, enjoy a relaxing breakfast, before you have the opportunity to join our easy-paced optional excursion of Edinburgh. You will enjoy this panoramic overview of Edinburgh’s scenic and historical sights. Capture photos of picturesque Old Town as you descend eastward along the ridge heading away


06 - 18 Aug from the castle. This is the historical ‘Royal Mile.’ Grab your camera as the coach drives along beautiful Castle Hill, Lawnmarket, High Street, and Canongate. Then move on to Holyrood Palace before heading to the top of Calton Hill and then Princess Street. Saturday, 11th August Cruising Cruising in Style, while relaxing at sea. Live modern luxury, experience the many culinary spots available on board, pamper yourself at the spa or just get lost in an intriguing story from one of the books you can borrow from the library. Sunday, 12th August Belfast, Northern Ireland Belfast, today free from the mayhem that once was, this major Northern Ireland city has done a terrific job in both disassociating from her past and creating a thriving positive perception. Today we offer you a particular excursion (optional), which describes the Past, Present and Future of this dynamic city. Explore the prosperous years of shipbuilding, linen-making, and tobacco production. Witness signs of the “The Troubles”, a period from the late 1960s to the mid-1990s, when Irish Nationalists and British Loyalists clashed on the city streets. See the famous shipyard where the ill-fated Titanic was built and then glimpse the hope and aspirations of today’s political and economic climate. Monday, 13th August Liverpool, England With a history that dates back more than 800 years, Liverpool has been a major port for centuries. The awe-inspiring architecture and amazing restaurants are just the beginning of this exciting city. The optional tour of today, takes you from the legendary waterfront of Liverpool into the heart of city where its favourite sons made rock and roll history. You’ll see the Royal Liver Buildings, home to the first passenger lines to America, and continue on past stained-glass cathedrals and other historic landmarks. You’ll see the Cavern Club, where The Beatles played numerous times and stop at Penny Lane to have your photo taken beside the famous street sign. The many galleries, theatres and museums make Liverpool a cultural capital. Tuesday, 14th August Dublin, Ireland Dublin is thought to be almost a thousand years old, but the city has transitioned well into the 21st century. Easily navigated by foot, the city’s 44 square miles and cobblestoned streets speak to its storied history of patriots and writers. On our optional excursion of today, you will get to know the largest and proudest city in Ireland. As you meander through Dublin’s ancient streets, you’ll see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the country’s largest church, where St. Patrick is said to have baptized

converts around 450 AD. You’ll also pass Dublin Castle, the seat of English rule for seven centuries. Then, stroll the green lawns and cobbled squares of Trinity College, as you explore the best of Ireland’s capital city. However, no visit to Dublin would be complete without a pint (or two) of Guinness (not included) at one of the city’s many pubs. Wednesday, 15th August Cork, Ireland The port of Cork is a charming town of colourful Victorian architecture with a salty maritime heritage. During our optional excursion, enjoy a brief exploration of the city of Cork, where coastal steamers busily unload their cargoes, before heading to the famous village of Blarney, home to some of Ireland’s greatest folklore legends. You’ll feel the old-world nostalgia as you wander about this tiny village nestled in the green countryside. Look up to see the grand castle looking down from a distance. Visit the old Blarney Woollen Mill to shop for treasures brought from across Ireland. Stroll the narrow streets and strike up conversations with the local artisans as you discover Ireland’s most storied village. Thursday, 16th August St. Peter Port, Channel Islands (Tender) The rugged seascapes and lushly bucolic landscapes of the island of Guernsey have inspired artists and writers on a panoramic island tour. Its capital of St. Peter Port charms with cobbled streets, pretty harbour and boat-filled marina. Perhaps, the most striking feature of Guernsey is the island itself. Join our optional excursion, and discover the landscape which is deep green dotted by wildflowers and gardens. The climate is ideal and the island is made for exploring. You will visit the Little Chapel, set along a tree lined country path. Travel along the west coast before reaching the Gold and Silversmiths. Watch as they craft their wares. See one magnificent view after another as you crisscross the island on this scenic expedition.

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YOUR PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE

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Date Port Arr Dep 06 August Flight to Amsterdam & embarkation 17:00 07 August Cruising 08 August Inverness/ Loch Ness, Scotland 07:00 17:00 09 August Edinburgh (S. Queensferry), Scotland 09:00 10 August Edinburgh (S. Queensferry), Scotland 18:00 11 August Cruising 12 August Belfast, Northern Ireland 09:30 20:00 13 August Liverpool, England 06:00 15:45 14 August Dublin, Ireland 05:30 23:59 15 August Cork (Cobh), Ireland 10:30 18:00 16 August St. Peter Port, Channel Islands 10:30 18:00 17 August Cruising 18 August Amsterdam disembark & Flight to Malta 06.00

Price Includes: • Return Air Malta Flights to Amsterdam including 20Kgs Luggage and Hand Luggage • Transfers Amsterdam Airport – Port - Airport • 12 Nights British Isles Cruise on-board the Celebrity Eclipse • Full board basis • Daily entertainment and use of on-board facilities • Airport, Port taxes & fuel surcharge • Tour Manager • Protection by the Insolvency Fund NOT included in the price • Prepaid gratuities at €156 per person • Travel Insurance, highly recommended

Friday, 17th August Cruising As your cruise holiday is slowly coming to NOTES an end, take full advantage of your last • Excursion rates and tour manager only applicable subject to a minimum of 25 paying adults. day at sea to relax and make use of the facilities this ship has to offer. You will be • Excursions may not be organized if minimum number of participants required is not reached. instructed to leave your luggage outside your stateroom by midnight, as these Child will be then transported early morning Optional Excursions: Adults Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle 55 35 ashore by the ship’s crew. Saturday, 18th August Amsterdam, Flight to Malta After an early breakfast, we disembark the ship, collect the luggage from the designated area at the terminal and proceed to the airport for Check In of our Air Malta Flight, departing from Amsterdam at 11:50, arriving in Malta at approximately 14:50.

Edinburgh - The Royal Military Tattoo 95 Panoramic Edinburgh 40 Belfast Highlights 45 Liverpool City of Culture & the Beatles 65 Leisurely Dublin Highlights 65 Cork Scenic Drive & Blarney Village 55 Guernsey Island Drive Discounted Excursion Package

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Iceland

FJORDS, ICELAND & SCOTLAND

on board the Norwegian Jade Monday, 3rd September Malta - London & embarkation in Southampton Check-in at 0500hrs at Malta International Airport for Air Malta flight KM100 departing at 0705hrs arriving at Heathrow Airport at 0945hrs. Upon arrival at the airport, you shall be met by our local representative who will direct you for your transfer to Southampton Cruise Port. Once you arrive at the Pier, you will hand over your luggage to the porters and start Check In formalities. Your adventure begins as soon as you embark on the 93,000-ton Norwegian Jade by NCL. The facilities on board are numerous. The ship itself is a great experience, the perfect blend of world-class amenities, advanced technology and classic style. Just refurbished in 2016, she radiates the elegance and ambience one would find in a grand hotel. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable 14-night cruise to the Fjords, Iceland & Scotland as the ship leaves port at 17:00hrs. Tuesday, 4th September Cruising Fun day at sea enjoying the ship’s

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facilities including 17 delicious dining options, 15 bars and lounges, a spacious spa, an always-exciting casino, plus tons of fun for kids of every age. Lavish theatre shows, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, a sports court, bars and lounges of all kinds, pools, hot tubs, kid’s centres, teen discos and more are all on board and included in your cruise fare.

Wednesday, 5th September Bergen Today’s port of call is Bergen, the second largest city in Norway. You have the opportunity to discover the so-called “City Between the Seven Mountains”. Soak up the atmosphere of Bryggen, the old Hanseatic merchants’ quarter. Comprising a maze of characteristic wooden buildings with pointed gables facing onto the harbour, the old Bryggen Hanseatic wharf is architecturally unique and is included on UNESCO’s list of world heritage of history and culture. Continue to the 12th Century Maria Church, the oldest building still existing in Bergen and one of the most outstanding Romanesque churches in the country. The ship shall depart from the port at 2000hrs.

Thursday, 6th September Alesund Alesund is one of Norway’s most picturesque and charming fishing ports. It lies at the mouth of Stor Fjord and is set on two islands which are connected by bridges. After a hearty breakfast on board, today we suggest you explore the main sights of this modern, pulsating town with a varied cultural scene, exciting cafés and restaurants and a rich assortment of shops. Enjoy some free time to browse around the shops before returning to the ship in time for departure at 1900hrs. Friday, 7th September Lerwick (Shetland Islands) (Tender) Today will take you to Shetland’s only town, Lerwick, a bustling, cosmopolitan seaport with services and amenities only found in much larger places on the British mainland. The extensive leisure and entertainment facilities provide warm hospitality to visitors. The old waterfront is thronged with pleasure boats, visiting yachts, historic craft and working fishing boats. Explore a variety of lively bars and clubs, ranging from popular “theme” bars to more traditional hostelries. Ship will set sail at 1700hrs.


03-17 Sept Saturday, 8th September Cruising Day at sea. On such a ship there should never be a dull moment! On the Norwegian Jade, you are sure to enjoy every moment! The ship’s animators will be organizing varied activities by the pool deck and other lounges (kindly consult your ship’s daily programme for timings). From traditional fine dining to endless buffets with custom-order action stations, there is a host of delicious choices included in your cruise fare. For an additional cover charge, you’ll have access to a world of possibilities including gourmet French, Japanese Teppanyaki and an upscale steakhouse – 17 different dining options in all. Sunday, 9th September Reykjavik As you enter the beautiful city of Reykjavik, today you will be able to explore Iceland’s amazing landscapes forged by glaciers, geysers and volcanoes. We suggest you to include a tour to the magnificent Gulfoss waterfall, the spectacular Geysir geothermal area and treat yourself to a trip to the Blue Lagoon, a luxurious spa that is one of Iceland’s most popular destinations. With steamy, mineral-rich water harvested from beneath the earth, it’s the perfect place to relieve stress and tension in an idyllic backdrop. The ship will stay in Reykjavik overnight. Monday, 10th September Reykjavik Europe’s northernmost and westernmost capital is a delightful destination, part old Norse, part modern city, with a quirky personality of its own. One of the advantages of Reykjavik is being able to see it on foot. You can find a wide choice of museums, galleries, restaurants and cafes. The downtown area is rather small and walkable. Return in time for the ship as it will set sail at 1600hrs. Tuesday, 11th September Akureyri (Tender) After breakfast you will enter the port of Akureyri, the second largest city in Iceland. Located on Iceland’s longest fjord, Eyjafjordur, Akureyri has been settled since Vikings arrived in the 9th century.Today’s most popular trip is to Lake Myvatn, an hour’s drive away. Located in this district is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland, The Gooafoss. The water of the river Skjalfandafjot falls from a height of 12 metres over a width of 30 meters. The trip usually includes a stop at the sulfurous steaming ‘mud pots’. The ship shall depart from the port at 1900hrs. Wednesday, 12th September Cruising Whether you seek an adrenaline rush or total tranquillity, this ship have it all. Try the different activities on board. Melt away land-based stress with a spa

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massage, build a scrapbook of memories or simply relax by the poolside. Thursday, 13th September Kirkwall Located on mainland, it is the principal harbour and capital of Orkney. Steeproofed stone houses line streets that wind around the medieval St Magnus Cathedral. No trip to Orkney is complete without discovering and exploring the smaller islands that surround the mainland. The islands are virtually a museum of prehistoric times. The ship set sails at 19:00hrs. Friday, 14th September Invergordon The town’s natural deep harbour carved by glaciers makes it the ideal cruise portal to the Highlands. Once ashore, head out to see the Loch Ness monster, Culloden Battlefield, the town of Inverness, a castle or perhaps a whisky distillery. Enjoy the picture-perfect scenery and perhaps an opportunity to chat with a Highlander eager to introduce you to his fabled land and its rich heritage.

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YOUR PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE

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Alesund

Reykjavik Lerwick Kirkwall Invergordon New Haven

Bergen

Southampton

Date Port Arr Dep 03 Sep Flight to London & embarkation in Southampton 17:00 04 Sep Cruising 05 Sep Bergen 10:00 20:00 06 Sep Alesund 09:00 19:00 07 Sep Lerwick (Shetland Islands) 09:00 17:00 08 Sep Cruising 09 Sep Reykjavik 08:00 10 Sep Reykjavik 16:00 11 Sep Akureyri 10:00 19:00 12 Sep Cruising 13 Sep Kirkwall 11:00 19:00 14 Sep Invergordon 08:00 17:00 15 Sep Newhaven (Edinburgh) 08:00 18:00 16 Sep Cruising 17 Sep Southampton disembarkation 08:00 & Flight to Malta

Saturday, 15th September Newhaven (Edinburgh), Scotland (Tender) Today’s port of call is located in the north east, short drive away from the most beautiful cityscapes in the world, Edinburgh. With Scotland’s most famous castle dominating the city skyline, there is plenty to see and do with the perfect balance between all things traditional and contemporary. Built on extinct volcanoes atop an inlet from the North Sea and enveloped by rolling hills, lochs and forests, Edinburgh invites exploration. This is a city of elegant streets, cobbled Price Includes: alleys and incomparable sunsets. • Return Air Malta flights Malta - London - Malta Sunday, 16th September Cruising This last full day prior to the end of your wonderful cruise shall be spent at sea. You again shall have ample time to relax and make use of the facilities and other amenities this remarkable ship has to offer. In the evening you will be instructed to leave your luggage outside your stateroom as bags are transported ashore by NCL personnel early next morning. Monday, 17th September Southampton & disembarkation Ship docks in Southampton at 0800hrs. Enjoy a last breakfast on board as your cruise holiday comes to an end. Once ashore a coach will be in attendance to transfer you to Heathrow Airport. You will stop en-route to enjoy some free time and last minute shopping. Later in the afternoon you will continue with your transfer to the airport for check in on Air Malta flight scheduled to depart at 2030hrs. Expected time of arrival in Malta will be at 0040hrs (18th September).

including 20Kgs Luggage and Hand Luggage • Return Transfers • 14-Night Fjords, Iceland & Scotland cruise on Premium All-Inclusive Basis • Airport, Port taxes & fuel surcharge • All Meals & Drinks • Daily entertainment and use of on board facilities • On board Gratuities • Meet & assist on arrival at airport and upon disembarkation • Protection by the Insolvency Fund NOT included in the price • Travel Insurance, highly recommended • Excursions bookable on board

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