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When you feel it, you just know REAL CONNECTIONS. REAL EASE. REAL JOY. EVERY SINGLE DAY.

Shaman Blessing, Sacred Valley, Peru What will your 2020 story be?

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Learn more: trafalgar.com

Get inspired: instagram.com / trafalgartravel

Watch us: youtube.com / trafalgarweb

Follow us: facebook.com / trafalgartravel

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7 CONTINENTS, 68 COUNTRIES, 77 TRIPS. LET US SHOW YOU THE WORLD LIKE ONLY WE CAN. 62

CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA

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Southern Italy and Sicily

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Real Britain

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Best of Devon and Cornwall

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Irish Highlights

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Best of Scotland

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Riviera Explorer NEW

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WWI and WWII Battlefi elds

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Spanish Wonder

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Northern Spain

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Best of Portugal

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Best of Morocco

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Best of Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg

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Best of Germany w. Oberammergau option

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Best of Switzerland

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Prague, Vienna and Budapest

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Imperial Europe w. Oberammergau option

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Highlights of Eastern Europe

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WHY YOU'LL LOVE US

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TRAVEL WITH REAL EASE

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DISCOVER REAL CONNECTIONS

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EXPERIENCE REAL JOY

Including the brand new Colombia Rediscovered, our most immersive trip yet.

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TRAVEL TODAY, SUSTAIN TOMORROW

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DRIVEN BY SERVICE, 100 YEARS ON

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Treasures of the Yucatán

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WAYS TO SAVE

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EXTEND YOUR STAY

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Costa Rica Eco Adventure w. Guanacaste Beach option

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SPECIAL INTEREST TRIPS

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MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP

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BOOKING CONDITIONS

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Land of the Incas

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Impressions of South America

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Colombia Rediscovered NEW

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Antarctica Peninsula Cruise – Land of Penguins and Icebergs

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ASIA

Make a difference with at least one JoinTrafalgar experience included on every itinerary.

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Splendours of Japan

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Pearls of The Adriatic NEW

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Colourful India NEW

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Balkan Adventure NEW

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Classic China

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Wonders of St.Petersburg and Moscow

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Georgia and Armenia Uncovered NEW

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Colonial Singapore and Malaysia w. Beach Stay option

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Saigon and Bangkok Explorer NEW

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Best of Finland, Russia and the Baltic States

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Highlights of Vietnam

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More ways than ever to experience the richness of these two incredible countries with a new Active itinerary, more National Parks and more year-round trips.

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Hawaii Four Island Adventure

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Best of the Canyonlands

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Scenic Scandinavia and Its Fjords

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The Trailblazer

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Best of Greece

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Wild West, Cowboys and Buff alos

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Best of Turkey

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Utah's Mighty Five National Parks NEW

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Scenic Parks Explorer

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Best of Egypt, Egyptian Voyager, Wonders of Ancient Egypt

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Adventures in the Pacific Northwest NEW

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Best of Israel

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The Magnifi cent Southwest NEW

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Western Discoverer w. Disneyland © option

Jordan Experience w. Dead Sea Extension option

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Autumn Colours

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Best of South Africa

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Namibia Adventure

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East Coast USA and Canada

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African Safari Adventure

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Tastes and Sounds of the South w. Jazz Festival Special Departures

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Majestic Alaska NEW w. Alaska Cruise option

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Canada’s Rockies w. Calgary Stampede and Rocky Mountaineer options Iconic Rockies and Western Canada w. Alaska Cruise, Rocky Mountaineer and Calgary Stampede options The Great Trans-Canadian Journey w. Alaska Cruise option NEW

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Best of Eastern Canada w. Maritimes Cruise option

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Scenic Wonders of Newfoundland, Labrador and Ile Saint Pierre NEW

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AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

Exclusive experiences that give you a deeper understanding of both these unique local indigenous cultures.

Experience travels richest local experiences that connect you to the real Europe like only we can. PAGE

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Australian Highlights

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European Whirl w. Eurostar option and Oberammergau option

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Tastes of Southern Australia

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Rome and Tuscan Highlights

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New Zealand Uncovered NEW

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Northern Italy including Cinque Terre

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Uluṟu Kata Tjuṯa Sights and Sounds

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Gladiators, Gondolas and Gold

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Sydney and The Blue Mountains

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Best of Italy

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Melbourne and The Great Ocean Road

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Colours Of Sicily NEW

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Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef

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TRIP STYLE KEY AND WAYS TO EXPLORE Find out more on trafalgar.com/choose-trafalgar/trip-types COUNTRY EXPLORER: Unlock one country in great depth.

CITY EXPLORER: For lovers of unlocking the secrets of a city.

FAMILY: The perfect trips for explorers of all ages.

REGIONAL EXPLORER: Gain insights into the diversity of two or more countries.

DISCOVERIES: Maximise your travel time by covering more ground to see all The Icons on one trip.

MINI STAY: Short trips to discover a single destination.

AT LEISURE: A leisurely pace with later starts and longer stays.

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CRUISE OR RAIL: Watch the scenery unfold along your journey.

STATE EXPLORER: For those wanting to unlock the unique spirit of some individual states.

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CANADA

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UNITED STATES

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a homecooked meal with an extra helping of Southern hospitality

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members of a reclusive indigenous tribe recount tales of life in the Colombian wilderness

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FEEL

the Latin rhythms at a tango lesson in Argentina

FEEL

the chill of the icebergs as you step onto the icy shores of Antarctica

SOME OF THE TRAFALGAR HIGHLIGHTS THAT AWAIT 1

NEW YORK CITY, USA

Get a behind-the-scenes tour of Broadway and meet a member of 'Hamilton' 2

ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

Experience the rich Russian culture at a theatre performance in the 'Venice of the North'

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Experience dinner with a view as you cruise one of the world's most iconic harbours 4

ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND

See Māori culture come alive in an ancient forest village on the North Island

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LOUISVILLE (KY), USA

Hear anecdotes about the legendary boxer Muhammed Ali during a dinner with his brother 6

MAUI (HAWAII), USA

Sample farm-to-table delicacies during lunch with an ocean view

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BEIJING, CHINA

Visit a Chinese family in their home in one of the hutong areas of Beijing 8

HERMANUS, SOUTH AFRICA

Join a local family for a braai (barbeque) at their clifftop home and taste their home made wines

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RUSSIA

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the beautiful handicrafts created by the Iraq Al Amir Women’s 11 Collective

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a traditional kaiseki lunch in a ryokan built for the Imperial Family

AFRICA

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exotic spices of a traditional meal as you celebrate the Diwali "Festival of Lights" with a local family.

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AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

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ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK AREA

Meet members of Namibia’s last semi-nomadic tribe 10

LUXOR, EGYPT

Embark on a 5-star cruise to explore the wonders of the Nile

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NARLAI, INDIA

Stay in a beautiful heritage resort, a former hunting lodge of Jodhpur’s Royal Family 12

NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA

Stay at Ile St. Pierre, a literal slice of France in beautiful Newfoundland

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FES, MOROCCO

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SACRED VALLEY, PERU

Experience the real Morocco as you dine with a local family in their Riad home

Be welcomed into the country by the shaman of an Andean village

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NEW FOR 2020

CHICHÉN ITZÁ, MEXICO

Stay in a hotel at the foot of one of the Seven Wonders of the World

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15 BRAND NEW ITINERARIES AND 8 NEW COUNTRIES

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WHY YOU’LL LOVE US

WE UNDERSTAND WHY YOU TRAVEL: TO LEAVE YOUR WORLD BEHIND AND LOSE YOURSELF ON A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY.

Pouring 74 years of expertise into every trip we create, you’ll get to know the true essence of each destination, create CONNECTIONS to local people and have unforgettable experiences along the way, so you discover the world with complete EASE.

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REAL CONNECTIONS

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EXCLUSIVE TRAFALGAR ONLY HIGHLIGHTS

EVERYTHING ARRANGED BY US, NOT BY YOU

Our famous Be My Guest experiences ensure you deeply Connect With Locals

The perfect accommodation booked and paid for, in the right locations

Continue your journey by night, with our Stays With Stories

Included meals showcasing delicious regional flavours

Discover secret Hidden Gems, shared by our Travel Directors

Your Travel Director & Driver team, bringing each place, and your travel dreams to life

Dive Into Culture with chefs, artisans and performers who’ll ignite all five senses

Our Local Specialist guides unlock their home cities from their perspective

Make A Difference through experiences directly supporting the people and places we visit

A mix of safari vehicles, small and latest luxury coaches with Wi-Fi onboard on most trips will make your transport as enjoyable as the destination

HANDCRAFTED, MUST-SEE INCLUSIONS Unlock the real reason you chose to travel, from The Icons you couldn't possibly miss, to unexpected secrets, every single day

REAL EASE

BACKED BY 100 YEARS OF TRAVEL EXCELLENCE As part of The Travel Corporation (TTC), with us you benefit from 100 years of travel expertise, business stability and longstanding connections in each destination

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WHY YOU'LL LOVE US

Our journey began in 1947 Today, over 5 million guests have trusted us to fulfill their travel dreams

53% of our guests travel with us again, annually

4.7 5  /

FEEFO independent and transparent satisfaction rating

90+ awards. The #1 most awarded brand in travel

this is why we are

SIMPLY THE BEST

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TRAVEL WITH REAL

EASE

The freedom to discover and confidence to explore

Giving our guests the freedom to discover and conďŹ dence to explore as they travel, is what we do best. We do this through incredible experiences, hand-crafted itineraries and all the travel essentials sorted by us, not by you

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REAL EASE

Our trip was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Our travel director and driver, were exceptional in both service and knowledge of the region. They met us each day with smiles and readiness to share information about any We carefully craft each of our trips to leave you free to live in the subjects we approached. moment and enjoy your holiday without a worry in the world.

Our guest: Bonnie on Tastes of Southern Australia

From foreign languages to cultural dierences, a holiday abroad can be tricky business if you go it alone. Our destination expertise ensures you can travel the world with ease, secure in the knowledge that we have seen to every detail, with our expert Travel Directors always on hand to ensure your trip ows seamlessly, every single day.

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All you have to do is turn up and enjoy the trip of a lifetime.

Travel Directors like Jonathan, are with you every step of the way

Hand-selected, carefully vetted hotels and breakfast daily

Connect to incredible experiences and discover unique local wildlife

You'll love exploring each of our destinations through culture & food

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REAL EASE

It's great when the guests come together, you hear the laughter, the clinking of glasses, the exchanging of emails... when you stand back knowing you helped play a part in creating this... it's the best feeling. Rob Early Travel Director

02 – We place an emphasis on homemade, fresh local cuisine and agrotourism practices at many of the small family owned properties we visit

Carefree travel

Local cuisine

Where to stay, where to go, what to see, and how to get there. These are no longer your concerns, leave all the planning to us.

Each destination we visit brings with it a melting pot of regional flavours, just waiting to be sampled, sipped and savoured.

We use our destination expertise to choose the perfect accommodation in the right location, find the most knowledgeable Local Specialists to show you the sights, and arrange all your transportation needs (be it by land, sea or air) to ensure that your holiday flows effortlessly 01 from one ‘pinch me’ moment to the next.

Your culinary adventure starts with breakfast included every morning, so you can start your day off right. The rest of the day could see you dining on homemade regional specialties in the homes of our Be My Guest hosts, or dining out in a local restaurant during one of the many included meals and hands-on experiences 02 sprinkled throughout our itineraries. But, we know that each palate is different, so we’ll leave you free time to explore the local culinary scene with insider tips from your Travel Director on where to find the best restaurants in town.

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REAL EASE

01 – Giving you the freedom to live in the moment

with friends like Arild, is what we do best

MAKING A DIFFERENCE IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK Sometimes, it’s the little things you do that have the biggest impact. We are on a mission to simplify sustainable travel, making it an integral part of every trip in a multitude of ways. From choosing to book using our e-documents program to Make A Difference experiences that let you give back to local communities during your holiday, by travelling with Trafalgar you are helping Make Travel Matter. Learn more on p.21

Your on-the-ground team Meals, logistics, service and care, the red thread that seamlessly weaves these elements together is our world-class team of Travel Directors, Drivers and our behind the scenes team. They are the moment-makers, the facilitators, the narrators of your travel story, there to bring your travel dreams to life the way you want. They are the best in the business and they love what they do. For them, travel isn’t their job, it’s their passion, and they can’t wait to share the place you're visiting with you. Our Drivers ensure a smooth ride, there to lend a hand with your luggage and a friendly smile to welcome you aboard. Behind the scenes you'll benefit from our team of experts, crafting each day and experience to create our 77 itineraries to bring each place to life like only we can.

Meet the talented female artisans of Iraq Al Amir – Jordan, whose livelihoods are supported by our visits

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ONLY THROUGH REAL

CONNECTIONS can we unlock the magic of travel

Meeting, learning and discovering the true heart of a destination through locals is a core part of the Trafalgar experience in every place you'll go

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REAL CONNECTIONS

Travel is about connecting people with the real essence of the places we visit. We know that the soul of a destination lies in the hearts of the people who call it home. Gavin Tollman Trafalgar CEO

Support the local farm-to-table movement on the picturesque island of Maui during a Be My Guest lunch at O'o Farm Hawaii Four Island Adventure (p.24)

Connect With Locals On their farms in New Zealand, in their homes in Buenos Aires, with their families in the hilltops of Thailand, you’ll Connect With Locals in a way most travellers never will. Back in 2009, we realised that the best way to bring each place we visit to life is to connect with local people where they feel most comfortable, in their own homes, using the universal language of food. Thus, our Be My Guest experiences were born. As you walk in their footsteps, learn about their traditions, hear their stories and get a glimpse of their daily life, you’ll begin to see the world through our hosts’ eyes and gain an understanding and appreciation of each destination, deeper than you ever thought possible.

Making A Difference Your visit provides valuable economic support for our passionate hosts, enabling them to preserve their local traditions, operate their small-scale businesses off-thebeaten tourist track and safeguard their cultural legacy for generations to come.

Our exclusive Be My Guest experience with the Davila family in Colombia Get ready for an unprecedented look into the cultural richness and natural beauty of Colombia. Join one of Santa Marta’s most influential families for a Be My Guest experience at their beachfront villa in the scenic Tayrona National Park. The Davila family will share tales of their ancestry and their role as the largest cultivators of organic produce in all of South America. Then, get ready for an exclusive cultural insight as we fly in one of Colombia’s leading anthropologists, Dr. Santiago Giraldo. Over years of working with the indigenous people of the Tayrona area, he has managed to earn their trust and will arrange for you to meet members of one of the local tribes. Extremely reclusive, they rarely make contact with the outside world. Join Esther and Joe in their Mississippi homes for some good food, live music and plenty of Southern hospitality Tastes and Sounds of the South (p.46)

This is just one of our 100 + one of a kind Be My Guest experiences. Learn more at: trafalgar.com / bemyguest 15

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REAL CONNECTIONS

02 – Meet the Barranquilla's reigning

Carnival Queen and learn to samba in the vibrant city of Rio De Janeiro

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REAL CONNECTIONS

Dive Into Culture It’s through our senses that we experience the world, and through our senses that we remember… Travel is about escaping your reality and immersing yourself in the reality of others. Our trips allow you to experience local culture in a way otherwise not possible, deepening your understanding of the places you visit.

SMELL

the aromas as you blend your own wine at a winery in California's Napa Valley. 01 Western Discoverer (p.40)

FEEL

the thrill of exploring Australia's outback with its vibrant blue skies and bright red landscapes and deeply moving Aboriginal culture.

01 – Explore the lush,

green California vines

Highlights of Australia and New Zealand (p.160)

SEE

daily life unfold in a Maasai village on the beautiful plains of Kenya.

African Safari Adventure (p.90)

TASTE

some of Singapore’s culinary delights as you sample your way through the famous Geylang Serai market.

Colonial Singapore and Malaysia (p.80)

HEAR

the infectious rhythms of carnival 02 at a local samba school in Rio de Janeiro.

Impressions of South America (p.68)

JACK LARSEN

AMERICAN TRAVEL DIRECTOR

Italian takes on a whole new meaning with a market visit and pasta making with Chef Libero in Tuscany

Strolling the streets of Kyoto is an unmissable experience

Hidden Gems These aren’t the ‘must-see’s, they are the ‘never-heard-of’s that just might become the highlights of your holiday. As the ultimate locals, our Travel Directors take you to their favourite spots and off-the-beaten-path sights for an insider tour of the places they love. Each Travel Director has their favourite Hidden Gems, and we won’t

In New Orleans I take guests to Fritzel's European Jazz Pub. It’s an unsuspecting place within the hustle and bustle of Bourbon Street. It’s a small intimate space that allows you to really appreciate the music while you sip on a cocktail, grooving to the rhythm of Jazz.

spoil the surprise by telling you what they are. From hidden cafes or artisan galleries to favourite market stalls or secret parks, they can't wait to unlock a side of each destination that you never knew existed.

These are just a few examples of how your sensory journey will unfold. 17

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REAL CONNECTIONS 01 – Overnight like royalty at the multi-award

winning 5-star Oyster Box Hotel, Durban. A national treasure, this hotel with its pool, iconic lighthouse and beach front location is simply breathtaking Best of South Africa (p.86)

They planned each day with such detail that there was no stone left unturned. Trafalgar takes the time to show you all and more of what each excursion offers. Our guest: Marilyn on California's Great National Parks

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Stays With Stories So much more than just a place to rest your head. Our Stays With Stories let you become a part of the narrative. 01 Each accommodation is an attraction in its own right – a part of the local landscape both literally and figuratively – boasting idyllic locations, inspiring architecture and intriguing stories.

To see which Stays With Stories are included in your holiday, look for these icons on the trip itinerary pages.

You'll love waking up to a sunrise on New Zealand's West Coast with the sound of nature outside your window at Punakaiki Resort New Zealand Uncovered (p.166)

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REAL CONNECTIONS Stare in awe at the pink sandstone facades of Petra in Jordan Jordan Experience (p.158)

The Icons The Icons you’ve dreamed of seeing, brought to life in a series of “pinch-me” moments you’ll never forget. The rose-coloured temples of Petra, the rushing waters of Iguassu, the seemingly endless Great Wall of China. We will show you the icons of the world, bringing them to life through a series of experiences that is beyond your imagination, enabling you to connect to your bucket list destinations through a unique visit to the natural, cultural and historical landmarks that make them so incredible. And with priority access at many must-see sights, you’ll skip the lines and beat the crowds.

THE ICONS MADE EASY

See the raw power of Mother Nature as you explore New Zealand's Milford Sound Highlights of Australia and New Zealand (p.160)

The vast landscapes that await you in the USA's Grand Canyon have to be seen to be believed Best of the Canyonlands (p.26)

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WANDER THROUGH TIMES SQUARE East Coast USA & Canada (p.44)

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VISIT THE TAJ MAHAL Colourful India (p.76)

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LEARN THE SECRETS OF THE GRAND CANYON WITH YOUR LOCAL SPECIALIST Best of the Canyonlands (p.26)

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EXPLORE THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK AND THE SACRED SITE OF ULUṞU Australian Highlights (p.162)

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CRUISE DOWN MILFORD SOUND New Zealand Uncovered (p.166)

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DISCOVER MACHU PICCHU Land of the Incas (p.66)

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SEE THE BIG 5 ON A SAFARI IN KRUGER NATIONAL PARK Best of South Africa (p.86)

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EXPLORE BANGKOK'S GRAND PALACE Saigon and Bangkok Explorer (p.82)

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VISIT MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST IN COSTA RICA Costa Rica Eco Adventure (p.64)

10. VIEW TABLE MOUNTAIN IN CAPE TOWN Best of South Africa (p.86)

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THE GREATEST

TRAVEL STORIES you’ll ever tell ... but don't take our word for it

We believe so passionately in delivering on our promise to your family of providing Simply the Best experiences, that we were the first brand in travel to confidently engage in unedited, independent review site FEEFO, for 100% transparency for our guests, because it’s your opinion that count.

@ CVEITCH251 Gallatin River, Montana

@ ELSFAYE Pyramids, Cairo

4.7 FROM INDEPENDENT RATINGS BASED ON 70,016 USER REVIEWS

/5

@TATIANABELLATOR Ecuador, Latin America

We’re proud of our 4.7 / 5 rating, as determined by our guests, while connecting them to the greatest travel stories they’ll ever tell, and their own feeling of real joy.

After each of our trips, we ask our guests to leave an unedited, unfiltered review of our trips, and we encourage you to check them out. Look out for the FEEFO rating on each of our trip pages, or visit our site for more. (CURRENT TO 3 SEPTEMBER 2019)

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JOIN TRAFALGAR

" It's our responsibility to ensure future generations can also enjoy the gift of travel " Gavin Tollman Trafalgar CEO

WE’RE REMOVING UNNECESSARY SINGLE-USE PLASTIC IN OUR OFFICES WORLDWIDE AND ON OUR TRIPS

Travel Today, Sustain Tomorrow OF TREES REFORESTED THROUGH GUESTS CHOOSING TO TRAVEL PAPER-FREE

Travel is one of life's greatest gifts. We know we can’t change the world. But today, it's imperative that we do our part to ensure that our impact is a positive one. Simply put, making travel matter. This goal is at the heart of everything we do.

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LIVELIHOODS ARE SUPPORTED THROUGH OUR BE MY GUEST EXPERIENCES

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01 HELPING PEOPLE We support artisans, farmers, families & invest in micro enterprises.

PRESERVING PLACES & WILDLIFE We protect & maintain the diversity of wildlife, cultures and traditions.

CARING FOR THE PLANET We reduce our footprint & protect the environment. Trafalgar, as part of The Travel Corporation, is proudly using 100% recycled LEIPA paper for the body stock of our brochures. LEIPA papers are certified according to the leading environmental standards. By using 100% recycled paper, TTC actively contributes to the conservation of resources and the environment.

Over a decade ago, we created JoinTrafalgar, fuelled by our parent company’s not-for-profit TreadRight Foundation, to use the positive power of travel to make a difference in the places we visit. From planting a tree in the name of each guest that books using e-documentation to supporting numerous projects that work to preserve the natural and cultural heritage in the destinations we visit, we are doing what we can to make travel a force for good. But JoinTrafalgar is about more than just sustainability, it’s about sharing the joy that travel can bring. The joy you feel making a difference in the places you visit. And, the joy your visit brings to local communities by ensuring the benefits of tourism reach the people that need them most, while protecting places, wildlife and the planet we all share. Sustainability isn’t a destination, it’s a journey. We invite you to join us. MAKE A DIFFERENCE As part of our JoinTrafalgar programme, we have included 80+ Make A Difference experiences that allow you to directly impact the places and people you visit during your trip. Look out for the on our trip pages. 21

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DRIVEN BY SERVICE, 100 YEARS ON

TRAVEL FOR 18 - 35 YEAR OLDS

The creators of modern day TTC, brothers Stanley & Arnold Tollman, standing proud in Trafalgar Square, 1956

... Today their sons, TTC's leaders, Brett and Gavin Tollman stand strong in the very same spot in 2017, the only thing that's changed is the pigeons

2020 marks a century of The Travel Corporation (TTC), of which Trafalgar is the flagship brand. Our commitment to you, our guests, remains our goal. 100 years on we're still 100% family-owned and operated, and living by our founder's promise, to always be 'Driven by Service'. Since our humble beginning in 1920, as a single hotel in a small South African fishing village, four generations of my family have stayed true to the promise to be 'Driven by Service' which was my grandfather Solomon Tollman's, vision. His son Stanley, travel pioneer, industry disruptor and today serving as our Chairman, proudly took this promise and created what we know as modern day TTC. Alongside my father Arnold; Stanley and his wife Bea grew and expanded the company across all seven continents, to what it is today. 'Driven by Service' remains all 42 of our brands singular guiding light, and I’m proud to lead Trafalgar as CEO, alongside Stanley’s son Brett as TTC's CEO, and many other members of our family, all passionate explorers and just as proud to continue the legacy. TTC’s dedication is fuelled by a deep-seated passion for opening eyes, minds and hearts through travel, and an unwavering commitment to protecting the people, places and wildlife and the planet, always. Most importantly, we strive to always provide inspiring experiences and excellent service through every brand, every time. As we reach this milestone, from my family to yours, join us in celebrating 100 years past, and 100 years of the future.

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All our past guests automatically become Very Important Travellers (VIT’S) and benefit from exclusive savings and offers. Those who’ve travelled 4 or more times also receive 5% off all trips, all year round. Save an additional 2.5% when you book multiple trips. The more you book, the more you save.

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Save up to 10% for travellers between 5-17 years (5-11 in Africa & Asia, 5-15 in Australia & New Zealand). If you’re travelling solo, some single supplements on selected trips and departures are discounted. If you want to avoid extra costs, we can pair you in a shared room with a fellow traveller (same gender) on most trips. Save more when sharing a triple, or quad room on our Family trips. Enjoy special benefits and savings when you book groups of 9 or more. Choose from one of our itineraries or call us to build your own.

Finding the right airfare is key, and we can help with finding you the right airfare at the right price. Contact us at trafalgar.com or your travel agent.

DEPOSIT PROTECTION Should your plans change and you cancel your booking 60 days or more prior to your departure date, you will receive a credit of €100 per person, valid for up to five years from date of cancellation.

Pay Early Savings Conditions: *10% saving shown is per person based on twin room accommodation for the Highlights of Australia & New Zealand trip. 10% discount is not available on our Africa trips, we offer 5% on these trips with a pay by date of 27 February 2020. These Pay Early savings apply to the land portion of selected holidays and departures. See itinerary pages. Can be combined with other discounts, where applicable. Pay your deposit when booking and the balance by the date shown. Offer is subject to availability, exclusions may apply and the offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Check the dates and prices section of the trip on-line at trafalgar.com for current savings availability. General Conditions: Discounts and savings only apply to the land portion of your holiday and may not be available on all trips and departures. Not applicable with extra nights accommodation, optional extensions, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, surcharges, airport transfers and does not apply on any internal air portion of a trip. Sometimes more than one discount can apply. VIT exclusive offers are only available on select trips and departures after your initial trip is completed and are limited to one trip per calendar year. Savings are applied to the higher priced of two trips, if you book two at once. Multi-trip with two or more trips applies to holidays booked simultaneously, must be seven days or longer, savings are applied to lowest price trip, not available on our Israel, Jordan and Egypt trips or cruises. Multi-trip & Group Discounts to apply must be booked at the same time, on the same booking number. Groups are on request in Asia & Africa, discounts are not available on some train holidays and our Israel trip. Group discounts are not combinable with our Past Guest or Young Traveller offers on our Australia & New Zealand holidays. Young Travellers limited to one discount per room (two for Family Experiences in Europe, three for Family Experiences in the USA) when accompanying and sharing a room with at least one adult. Young travellers must be aged 5-17 at time of travel (5-11 in Africa & Asia, 5-15 in Australia & New Zealand), discount is not available on our Israel, Jordan and Egypt trips or cruises and not combinable with our Group, Triple and Past Guest offers for our Australia & New Zealand trips. In most destinations Triple rooms are mostly suitable for two adults and one child (three adults may find rooms too small as they often have one double and one foldaway bed and limited suitcase space). Triple rooms are not available on all trips. In the USA Triple rooms are based on three people sharing one room with existing bedding arrangements (usually two beds), they do not include the cost of any additional bed or ‘rollaway’. Quad rooms are available on our Family Experience holidays and are suitable for two adults and two children (both aged 17 or younger). Shared rooming will be accommodated in non-smoking twin rooms and are not applicable on our train holidays, cruises, Hawaii, Alaska, Central & South America, Asia, Africa, Israel, Jordan, Greece trips and Family Experiences. Holidays have a limited number of single rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on our Family Experience holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. Deposit protection credit cannot be used as a deposit against your future booking and can only be used as a credit against your final payment. Only one trip credit per person can be applied to each booking. Cancellation fees and deadlines remain unchanged.

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ARRIVE HONOLULU, OAHU – WAIKIKI (4 NIGHTS) Immerse yourself in the Aloha Spirit of Hawaii as you join your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception to launch your Hawaii holiday. (WR) Hotel: Outrigger Waikiki Beach – Moderate (City View), First Class (Partial Ocean View), Premier (Ocean View) OAHU SIGHTSEEING Discover the effortless fusion of East and West in Hawaii's self-proclaimed ‘Gathering Place'. Spend the day exploring, then enjoy an evening at leisure in Waikiki. (B) HONOLULU FREE TIME Delve into the heritage of the real Hawaii, experiencing first-hand the history, culture and hospitality of the warm Polynesian people. Tonight, it's a Mai Tai, ocean breezes and tropical flavours all round as you join your travel companions for a dinner featuring local fare. (B, D) PEARL HARBOR AND HONOLULU SIGHTSEEING Today we visit the USS Arizona Memorial as well as the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Also today in downtown Honolulu, see the Iolani Palace, King Kamehameha I Statue and State Capitol Building. (B) OAHU – KONA – KEAUHOU BAY, HAWAII (2 NIGHTS) Fly to the Big Island today where we savour the rich aroma of Kona coffee during a visit to a local plantation with a Local Specialist. Check in to your oceanside resort, then meet a Local Specialist at the hotel's Manta Ray Learning Center. (B, D) Hotel: Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa – Moderate (Mountain View), First Class (Partial Ocean View), Premier (Ocean View) KONA FREE TIME Let the soothing sounds of the ocean set the tone for a leisurely exploration on your terms. Be as lazy as you like on Hapuna Beach or ride the tubes of Kailua–the choice is yours. (B) KEAUHOU BAY – HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK – HILO – KAANAPALI BEACH, MAUI (3 NIGHTS) Witness the force of Mother Nature first-hand as you journey to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, stopping at the southernmost bakery in the United States. We fly to Maui later today. (B, L) Hotel: Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa – Moderate (Resort View), First Class (Partial Ocean View), Premier (Ocean View) MAUI SIGHTSEEING Enjoy an extraordinary encounter with Hawaii's marine life during a visit to the Maui Ocean Center, then journey into the countryside to 'Make a Difference' at a local farm where we 'Connect with the Locals' for a gourmet 'Be My Guest' lunch. (B, BMG, , ) MAUI FREE TIME Bask in the natural beauty of paradise, charting your own course through Maui's soul-stirring landscapes. This evening, lose yourself in the moment as your embrace the lively tradition of the Hawaiian Luau and enjoy dinner featuring local flavours and tropical cocktails. (B, D) MAUI – LIHUE, KAUAI (3 NIGHTS) Catch your flight to Kauai where you'll encounter extraordinary feats of nature. (B) Hotel: Aqua Kauai Beach Resort Moderate – Moderate (Mountain Garden View), First Class (Lanai/Ocean View), Premier (Pool/Ocean View) KAUAI SIGHTSEEING Delve into the vibrant sugar cane heritage of Kauai during a visit to Grove Farm Sugar Plantation, then see "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific". (B) Connect With Locals WR Welcome Reception B Breakfast

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KAUAI FREE TIME Kauai's natural treasures are yours to explore as you enjoy a full day at leisure. On your final night on Kauai, join your travel companions for a Farewell Dinner. (B, FD)

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DEPART KAUAI For now it's a fond a hui hou... until we meet again. Take your transfer to the airport or extend your stay on Kauai. (B)

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, €118 per person. Intra-Air: Prices include economy inter-island airfares and all related charges as applicable as of 20 May, 2019 for Honolulu-Kona and Hilo-Kahului and Kahului-Lihue flights and are subject to change without notice. Visit trafalgar.com for the most up to date price. Inter-island airlines charge a baggage handling fee of USD$25 per first checked suitcase on each inter-island flight that is not covered in the prices and is the responsibility of the guest. Please reference the Terms and Conditions for more information. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Trip code: DHL/M/F/P

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Enjoy an educational farm-to-fork experience and help gather fresh produce for your al fresco lunch. (Day 8)

MAKE A DIFFERENCE Help support the farm-to-table movement and learn more about bio-dynamic farming in Hawaii. (Day 8)

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €465 PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings

SAVE €465

2. Multi Trip Savings

SAVE UP TO €117

3. Triple Share Savings

SAVE UP TO €475 PP

4. VIT (Very Important Traveller)

Benefits for past guests

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

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More Hawaii itineraries available on our website, including our 8 day Hawaiian Explorer, 10 Day Best of Hawaii and 11 day Hawaiian Discovery. Please see trafalgar.com for details.

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DESCEND FROM THE MILE HIGH CITY, INTO THE FOOTHILLS OF THE ROCKIES AND THROUGH THE BADLANDS, CANYONS AND NATURAL ARCHES THAT RISE UP FROM THE DESERT LANDSCAPES THAT SHELTER THE NAVAJO.

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ARRIVE DENVER Channel your inner pioneer as you embark on an epic encounter with the peaks, canyons and deserts of what was once the treacherous Wild West. We kick-start our journey in Denver, exploring the Mile High City at leisure before meeting our Travel Director and fellow expeditioners for a Welcome Reception this evening. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton Denver Downtown DENVER – VAIL – MOAB (2 NIGHTS) Descend into the foothills of the Rockies and cross the Continental Divide en route to the alluring alpine village of Vail. The launch-pad to powder days enjoyed within a world of startling white, Vail's enchanting old-world feel will linger in your mind as you journey to Moab, whose rugged beauty was immortalised on the big screen by the legendary John Ford in the 1940s. Admire the blazing rocky red cliffs as the sun sets over the desert or explore this gateway to a myriad of adventures – tonight is yours to enjoy on your terms. (B) Hotel: BW Plus Canyonlands Inn

to desert oases as we cruise back in time past motels, diners and gas stations towards the dazzling lights of Las Vegas. (B) Hotel: Harrah’s Las Vegas 7

DEPART LAS VEGAS Take your transfer to Las Vegas International Airport or consider extending your stay at Harrah's. (B)

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, €71 per person. Trip code: DBOC

MONUMENT VALLEY – GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK The arresting beauty of Monument Valley is ours to explore this morning as we join a Local Specialist for a drive in an open-air vehicle past its towering sandstone buttes and mesas that rise up from the barren landscape. We continue through the ancestral home of the Navajo, arriving at Cameron Trading Post for a quick shopping stop and perhaps a taste of traditional fry bread. Driving along the scenic Desert View Drive, we skirt the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and gaze into its mesmerising multi-coloured depths before meeting another Local Specialist to gain insights into its geologic life. Our grand adventure almost at its end, we join our fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner to reminisce over the epic landscapes encountered along our journey. (B, FD) Hotel: National Park Lodges

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”One of the most beautiful roads to travel on in America, Scenic Highway 128 in southern Utah is the journey to take. Cruise along and the picturesque scenery of the mountains, the river and the red rock formations. It’s the kind of scenery that will make you happy that you decided to travel.”

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CANYONLANDS AND ARCHES NATIONAL PARKS EXCURSION Tread lightly through the captivating landscapes of Utah's Canyonlands and Arches as you explore Mother Nature's profound mark on the surrounding geology. Deep canyons, towering spires and mesas give way to thousands of fiery sandstone arches during today's encounter with two soulstirring national parks. See iconic Delicate Arch and if you like, take a short hike to the view point for an up close look. Reconnect with nature and admire how the land has adapted to the ravages of wind, water and time. Then, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (B) MOAB – MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK – MONUMENT VALLEY This morning, say goodbye to the playground of giants and arrive at the UNESCO-listed Mesa Verde National Park where we'll enjoy a rare opportunity to delve into the history and culture of the onceflourishing community of the Ancestral Pueblo people. Explore their beautifully preserved dwellings hewn from the sandstone cliff centuries ago and look down at the massive Cliff Palace, the largest cliff dwelling in the world. This evening, we join our generous Navajo hosts for a traditional cookout Regional Dinner against the surreal backdrop of Monument Valley. (B, RD) Hotel: Goulding’s Lodge

YOUR HOLIDAY PLANNER

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €195 PP

USA AND CANADA

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OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings 2. Multi Trip Savings 3. Triple Share Savings

SAVE €195 SAVE UP TO €49 SAVE UP TO €275 PP

4. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS

Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Monument Valley and at the Grand Canyon. (Day 5)

MORE TRIPS ONLINE More canyon country itineraries available on our website, including Colourful Trails of the Southwest. Please see trafalgar.com for details.

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK – LAS VEGAS Rise early to catch the first rays of light as they illuminate the canyon. Consider an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip to view this feat of nature from the sky or enjoy a leisurely morning, before we journey to Sin City. Desolation gives way Connect With Locals WR Welcome Reception B Breakfast

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ICONIC HIGHLIGHTS • VISIT Grand Canyon, Bryce National Park, Zion National Park • SEE glittering Lake Powell • SCENIC DRIVE in Monument Valley, along Desert View Drive, along a portion of Route 66

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ARRIVE LAS VEGAS The dazzling lights of Las Vegas set the tone for an unforgettable encounter with some of America's most iconic natural sights—a soul-stirring array of canyons, mesas and rocky cliffs. This evening meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and then soar 550 feet above the center of the Las Vegas Strip on the High Roller, the world's tallest observation wheel. With sweeping 360-degree views of the Las Vegas Valley and The Strip you'll see all the glitz and glamour of Sin City. (WR) Hotel: Harrah’s Las Vegas LAS VEGAS – GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK Say goodbye to Vegas and journey east to Grand Canyon National Park. We hit the "Mother Road" as we journey past fifties-style diners, motels and general stores – colourful highlights on a journey that will take you through stunning desert landscapes. From the iconic to the unexpected, the UNESCO-listed Grand Canyon is beyond anything you could have ever imagined. Meet your Local Specialist who will share insights into the canyon's geological marvels. Watch how the light plays on its layered cliffs, revealing a different story at every vantage point. Later, take a mental snapshot as you watch a mesmerising sunset over one of the world's seven natural wonders – its grandeur lingering far longer in our minds than the fading light glinting off its ancient rock-face. (B) Hotel: National Park Lodges

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ZION NATIONAL PARK FREE TIME A full day with the freedom to explore Zion National Park and take the same paths once travelled by America's early pioneers and Native Americans. Admire the graceful slot canyons, towering cliffs and jaw-dropping monoliths, all carved out over 200 million years from the orange sandstone. Stretch your legs on a leisurely stroll along the Virgin River from the Temple of Sinawava to the start of the Zion Narrows, or hike up to the three Emerald Pools. See if you can spot the park's resident Peregrine falcons, California condors and Bald eagles, or join a park ranger to learn more about the inhabitants who live there. This evening, share your adventures with your travel companions at a festive Farewell Dinner. (B, FD) ZION NATIONAL PARK – DEPART LAS VEGAS Wind along the interstate skirting Virgin River Gorge to Las Vegas. A transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport and to Harrah's Las Vegas if you'd like to extend your stay. (B) Airport arrival will be at 1:30 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

LAKE POWELL FREE TIME Enjoy a day to indulge your inner adventurer, spending the day exploring this exquisite lakeside setting on your terms. Perhaps rise early for an exhilarating hike, relax in the sun on the shores of this crystal-blue lake or kayak on its waters in search of secluded bays. Consider embarking on an optional raft experience^ down one of the prettiest sections of the Colorado River or take a scenic cruise on the lake, visiting exquisite Antelope Canyon. (B) LAKE POWELL – BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK – ZION NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS) Continue your journey to the mesmerising pink, orange and red spires of Bryce Canyon National Park. Witness firsthand the eerie pillars that rise up from the desert floor – the world's largest collection of hoodoos that have eroded over millions of years. Keep a keen eye for one of the park's rare bristlecone pines, the longest-living trees known to man, then travel to Zion National Park, where we'll spend the next two nights. (B) Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Springdale

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€950 PP

Crossovers: These departures will operate as per the 2019 brochure. Itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €240 PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings 2. Multi Trip Savings 3. Triple Share Savings

SAVE €240 SAVE UP TO €60 SAVE UP TO €325 PP

4. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing at the Grand Canyon. (Day 2)

TRAVEL DIRECTOR TIP ”Getting around Zion National Park is easy with the free bus system, which will take you everywhere you need to go. Even if you decide not to hike, walk or explore, simply relax and watch the beautiful scenery unfold from the comfort of your seat.”

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, €87 per person.

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Trip code: DTRA

ALTERNATIVE TRIP MORE TRIPS ONLINE

Check out our similar 'Canyon Country Showcase' trip. With fewer inclusions on our Costsaver itineraries, you decide what you want to experience. Visit costsavertour.com

Immerse yourself in this region and its heritage even further on our Southwest Native Trails itinerary, available on our website. Please see trafalgar.com for details.

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

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GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK – MONUMENT VALLEY Rise early to watch the first rays of sun hit the Grand Canyon and consider an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip to view the canyon from the sky. Today we venture to the badlands of the Painted Desert en route to Monument Valley. On the way, stop at Cameron Trading Post to browse through Navajo handicrafts and perhaps a taste of traditional fry bread. This evening, enjoy a Navajo Cookout among the stars. (B, RD) Hotel: Goulding’s Lodge MONUMENT VALLEY – LAKE POWELL (2 NIGHTS) Today, we'll board open-air vehicles, passing mesas and iconic rock formations that rise up from the red valley floor. We arrive on the shores of glittering Lake Powell next, surrounded by the rusty red walls of Glen Canyon. Enjoy dinner at your resort against the surreal backdrop. (B, D) Hotel: Lake Powell Resort and Marinas (Guaranteed Lake View or Marina Rooms)

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cowboy, the role of the firearm in the early days and the culture and art of the Plains Indians. (B) Hotel: Holiday Inn Sheridan

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JACKSON – GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK – 320 GUEST RANCH Rise early if you'd like to rollick down the Snake River on a scenic optional wilderness float trip^ (seasonal). Later, discover dramatic Grand Teton National Park. Travel onward to Montana's Big Sky Country and settle in for big 'Family Fun' at our 'Stay with a Story', an 1898 homestead where you'll feast on a classic Western dinner. (B, D, ) Hotel: 320 Guest Ranch

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SHERIDAN – KEYSTONE – RAPID CITY (2 NIGHTS) Visit Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota's Black Hills and 'Make a Difference' by learning how your visit helps to preserve the heritage of the Lakota people. The evening is yours to explore Rapid City. Or consider an optional trip to the Mount Rushmore Lighting Ceremony and see the giant faces of former U.S. presidents light up at night. (B, ) Hotel: Alex Johnson BLACK HILLS EXCURSION Today, head for the famous Black Hills of South Dakota to view Mount Rushmore. This evening, 'Dive into Culture' and join your fellow adventurers at a Farewell Dinner featuring a local Native American dancer. (B, FD, ) DEPART RAPID CITY OR DENVER Your Wild West adventure comes to an end after breakfast. Say so long to your newfound friends this morning and transfer to the Rapid City Regional Airport for your flight home, or traverse some of the heavily forested Black Hills and the expansive grasslands of Wyoming on your way to Denver, the Mile High City, where you may extend your stay, or transfer to Denver International Airport for your flight home. (B) For guests who choose to continue on to Denver Airport on Day 9, arrival will be at 5 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights. Note: For activities marked with a caret (^) in the day-by-day itinerary, participation is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required.

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Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, €98 per person.

DIVE INTO CULTURE A son of the Lakota and Iroquois Nations, meet Stephen Yellowhawk who is helping to keep the important traditions and history of his tribe alive through song and dance. (Day 8)

Day 9 End Denver Option (DWWD): Available for guests wishing to end in Denver.

320 GUEST RANCH – YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS) Giddy up cowboys and cowgirls. There are many fun choices on the ranch this morning: join a whitewater rafting trip^ down the Gallatin River or saddle up and ride^ with a reallife horse wrangler in the Montana wilderness. After lunch at the ranch, visit The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone where you'll learn how your visit 'Makes a Difference' to its conservation projects. Tonight, arrive at your accommodation inside Yellowstone National Park. (B, L, ) Hotel: National Park Lodges

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STAYS WITH STORIES Spend the night at an authentic 1800s Montana homestead to relive the early Western atmosphere. (Day 3)

MORE TRIPS ONLINE More family fun in the west awaits on our Pioneer Adventures of the Old West, available on our website. See trafalgar.com for details.

FAMILY FUN Explore old style Montana ranch life with a real-life horse wrangler or down the wild waters of the Gallatin River. (Day 3) MAKE A DIFFERENCE Learn how your visit to The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center contributes to the conservation projects of Yellowstone National Park as well as your visit to Crazy Horse Memorial in the Black Hills. (Days 4, 7)

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ARRIVE GRAND JUNCTION The ‘River City' extends a warm welcome as your launch pad to an in-depth encounter with the Mighty Five National Parks of Utah. Relax after your journey or explore on your own before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Wine Country Inn 8

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GRAND JUNCTION – CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK – MOAB (2 NIGHTS) We head to canyon country this morning and see first-hand the power of the Colorado River carving its way through the rocky red landscape at Canyonlands National Park. Ascend to the top of the Island in the Sky mesa and admire Canyonlands' spectacular landscape below. We will hike to Grand View Point Overlook, Mesa Arch, and White Rim Overlook or Murphy's Point Overlook. Tonight we will also be joined by a Local Specialist, Tom Tills, a renowned National Park photographer, who will give us guidance on how to take the best photos on this trip. This evening, 'Connect With Locals' at the rustic Moab Grill where you'll enjoy a 'Be My Guest' dinner with the owner who worked at the grill as a waitress when she was a teenager. (B, L, BMG, ) Hotel: Homewood Suites ARCHES NATIONAL PARK Admire the exquisite natural sandstone shapes that dot the landscape in Arches National Park. Learn how Mother Nature's magic touch has left her indelible mark with wind and rain when you embark on a strenuous hike up to famous Delicate Arch. Continue your exploration with a walk to Double Arch, Landscape Arch or Turret Arch. Take a well-deserved break this afternoon or explore the town of Moab at your leisure. (B, L) MOAB – CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK See the otherworldly hoodoos of Goblin Valley State Park this morning – these mushroom-shaped rock pinnacles make for a memorable hike and photo opportunity before you arrive at Capitol Reef National Park. Upon arrival, enjoy some free time to explore on your own. In the evening, enjoy the rustic charm of this special resort, located on the edge of the park, offering truly spectacular landscapes, and breathtaking views. (B, D) Hotel: Capitol Reef Resort CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK – BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS) Lace up your boots for an exhilarating morning hike in Capitol Reef National Park, whose colourful canyons and capitol-shaped domes provide the perfect backdrop for an adventure. Continue your journey along an "All American Road", Highway 12, one of America's most scenic highways, before embarking on a short hike in Kodachrome Basin State Park. Here, you will have the opportunity to select the trail that best suits your adventurous spirit. This dramatic landscape features striking layered stone spires which are a sight to behold. We continue to Bryce Canyon National Park, where we'll spend the next two nights. (B, RD) Hotel: Best Western Ruby’s Inn BRYCE CANYON FREE TIME You'll have a full free day to relax or explore the eerie landscapes of Bryce Canyon National Park today. Everyone will be able to self select hikes and walks that best suit them, from leisurely to strenuous. Admire the rusty red limestone spires that rise up surreally from the desert floor to meet Utah's skies from scenic viewpoints or follow one of the many trails into the hoodoos and beyond. (B) BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK – LAKE POWELL (2 NIGHTS) A pink, red and orange canvas awaits visitors to Coral Pink Sands State Park. Climb up the coral-hued Connect With Locals WR Welcome Reception B Breakfast

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ZION NATIONAL PARK – DEPART LAS VEGAS Don't leave Zion without a morning hike under your belt. You'll have the whole morning to spend as you wish before departing for Las Vegas mid-afternoon. (B) Airport arrival will be at 6 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

ACTIVE ITINERARY

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Dine at a local restaurant in Moab and meet the owner, who worked there as a waitress when she was a teenager, and learn how she came to buy the restaurant. (Day 2)

This is an "Active" lifestyle itinerary, with walks and hikes most days. Hikes will range from very gentle to strenuous. No technical climbing skills are required but a reasonable level of fitness is recommended to make the trip more enjoyable. Understanding that not all people want to hike at the same pace or even on the same trail we will where possible host map orientations and then let everyone dispurse to enjoy the trails best suited to them.

LOCAL SPECIALIST Meet a renowned National Parks photographer and learn how to take the best photographs. (Day 2)

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Weather Considerations: While the itinerary is planned as described, we are at the mercy of the weather and so reserve the right to adjust the program as necessary to keep everyone safe and comfortable. What to Pac k: Guests should bring lightweight hiking shoes or boots, a hiking day pack, sun protection (long sleeves and hat) a reusable water bottle(s), and hiking poles (optional).

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Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, €110 per person.

”Delicate Arch, we all know what Delicate Arch is, having seen it in pictures or even from a distance. But have you ever been up there? Standing at the base of this remarkable rock formation, in awe at what nature has created for us, it is absolutely beautiful. That moment for me was the catalyst for developing this trip.

Trip code: DTMF

Richard Launder

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

MORE TRIPS ONLINE More exciting national parks itineraries available on our website, including America’s great Desert National Parks. Please see trafalgar.com for details.

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ARRIVE LAS VEGAS Las Vegas launches our encounter with America's national parks. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and then soar 550 feet above the center of the Las Vegas Strip on the High Roller, the world's tallest observation wheel. (WR) Hotel: Harrah’s Las Vegas LAS VEGAS – ZION AND BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARKS Our first stop today is at Zion National Park. Then, it's off to the enchanting landscapes of Bryce Canyon. (B, D) Hotel: BW Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel BRYCE CANYON – SALT LAKE CITY Travel north to Salt Lake City and discover the basic beliefs and history of the Mormon pioneers. (B) Hotel: Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel SALT LAKE CITY – MONTPELIER – JACKSON Cross the Oregon Trail, stopping in Montpelier at the Oregon Trail Center where you'll enjoy lunch at a covered wagon-themed restaurant. Enjoy an evening at leisure in Jackson. (B, L) Hotel: The Lodge at Jackson Hole JACKSON – GRAND TETON AND YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARKS (2 NIGHTS) Cross the alpine landscapes of Grand Teton National Park en route to Yellowstone's geothermal wonderland. We overnight at one of the lodges within the national park. (B, D) Hotel: National Park Lodges YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING Enjoy a full day to explore the natural splendour of one of the world's oldest national parks. See Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, then join your Travel Director to explore. (B) YELLOWSTONE – CODY – BILLINGS Visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West museum complex to gain a deeper understanding of the “Spirit of the American West”. 'Connect with Locals' in an effortless delivered authentic encounter with true Western hospitality. (B, BMG, ) Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Billings BILLINGS – LITTLE BIGHORN – RAPID CITY (2 NIGHTS) Travel to Little Bighorn, the site of Custer's Last Stand. Continue east through the Black Hills to Rapid City. (B) Hotel: The Rushmore BLACK HILLS EXCURSION Venture into the Black Hills of South Dakota as you make your way to the base of Crazy Horse Memorial. Learn how your visit 'Makes a Difference' by preserving Native American Culture. We continue to Mount Rushmore, then rapid City where we'll 'Dive into Culture' with Stephen Yellowhawk and learn about his tribe's history during a festive dinner. (B, D, , ) RAPID CITY – DENVER Travel south through the expansive prairies of Wyoming to Denver, the Mile High City, where you'll enjoy an evening at leisure. (B) Hotel: Sheraton Denver Downtown

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CANYONLANDS AND ARCHES NATIONAL PARKS EXCURSION Our national park journey takes us to Canyon Country, where we visit Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park, revealing the effects of rain and wind on the landscape. Choose to take a short hike to a view point of iconic Delicate Arch. (B) MOAB – MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK – MONUMENT VALLEY Admire the ancient cliff dwellings of the Ancestral Puebloan people in the UNESCO-listed Mesa Verde National Park. Then, enjoy a cookout Regional Dinner in Monument Valley. (B, RD) Hotel: Goulding’s Lodge MONUMENT VALLEY – GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK Explore the red valley floor of Monument Valley in a special open-air vehicle, accompanied by a Local Specialist. Arriving at the UNESCO-listed Grand Canyon, you'll meet a Local Specialist to gain a deeper understanding into its geology. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner with new friends inside the park. (B, FD) Hotel: National Park Lodges GRAND CANYON – DEPART LAS VEGAS Consider an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip over the canyon. End your journey in Las Vegas where a transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport or to Harrah's Las Vegas for guests extending their stay. (B) Airport arrival will be at 4 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, €166 per person.

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ALTERNATIVE TRIP Check out our similar 'Spectacular Canyons and National Parks' trip. With fewer inclusions on our Costsaver itineraries, you decide what you want to experience. Visit costsavertour.com

OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings 2. Multi Trip Savings 3. Triple Share Savings

SAVE €455 SAVE UP TO €114 SAVE UP TO €625 PP

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INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Experience true Western hospitality in Montana's Big Sky Country. (Day 7)

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DIVE INTO CULTURE Meet Stephen Yellowhawk and discover the history of his tribe during a festive evening of dance and song. (Day 9)

Cross more national parks off your bucket list on our Welcome to Colorado itinerary, available on our website. Please see trafalgar.com for details.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE Contribute to the preservation of the heritage of Native Americans during a visit to the Crazy Horse Memorial. (Day 9)

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ARRIVE PORTLAND (3 NIGHTS) Welcome to Portland, where the aromas of coffee and craft beer are never far. Relax after your journey or explore on your terms before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Hilton Portland Downtown COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE SIGHTSEEING This morning, we'll embark on a full-day sightseeing trip to Columbia River Gorge. Nothing will prepare you for the incredible scenic beauty that will unfold along this journey as you follow the historic Columbia River Highway. Waterfalls cascade from basalt cliffs lining the road and the views from Crown Point are simply spectacular. You'll have some free time in Hood River for lunch and a stop along the famed “Fruit Loop” which sells farm produce and artisan food. We continue to Timberline Lodge, located on the slopes of Mt. Hood. Later enjoy a Regional Dinner with your travel colleagues. (B, RD) PORTLAND SIGHTSEEING Today is dedicated to getting to know Portland. We kick off with an orientation tour of the city before joining a Local Specialist for a walking tour to delve into the history and importance of the Pearl District. Formerly occupied by warehouses, this revamped district of the city is now a vibrant centre for art galleries, food carts and stylish bars. You'll have the rest of the afternoon free to explore on your own. (B) PORTLAND – NEWPORT Discover why Portland is justifiably called the ‘City of Roses' during this morning's visit to the International Rose Test Garden, the oldest official continuously operated public rose test garden in the US. We leave Portland bound for coastal Newport, with some free time for lunch during a quick stop in the university city of Corvallis. Later, join an expert Local Specialist onboard an included nature cruise to spot local sea life and marine birds. You'll have an evening at leisure to spend as you wish or consider visiting a local chowder house to savour authentic Newport flavours. (B) Hotel: Elizabeth Oceanfront Suites

your way. Relax at the lodge or consider one of the popular local activities, including hiking, biking boating or fishing – the choice is yours. (B) 8

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SEATTLE FREE TIME Today, you may choose to experience Pike Place Market, where the fish fly low from one fishmonger's hands to the next. Explore, on your own to become a market insider experiencing the sights, sounds and flavours of this historic 100+ year old landmark. You may wish to explore the rest of the city to checkout its vibrant foodie, culture and art scene. Later, you'll join your newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner. (B, FD)

Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Discover Oregon's Willamette Valley on this exclusive Be My Guest experience, during which you'll meet the owners during a gourmet lunch. (Day 5) DIVE INTO CULTURE Enjoy a ride in a restored street that ply the track along the Astoria Riverfront Trolley and relish a coffee seminar at the Starbucks Roastery. (Days 6, 9)

DEPART SEATTLE Take your transfer to Seattle International Airport or perhaps extend your stay. (B)

STAYS WITH STORIES Stay at the rustic Quinault Lodge built in 1926 in Olympic National Park. (Day 6)

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, €117 per person. Trip code: DONW

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS TRAVEL DIRECTOR TIP

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”Our lodge in Olympic National Park is in a rare, temperate rainforest, and that has produced some gigantic trees. A short walk from the lodge is the world’s largest spruce tree, a very impressive rainforest giant. But be careful on your walk—this is Bigfoot country!”

MORE TRIPS ONLINE See even more of the west coast on our Journey Along California’s Pacific Coast Highway, available on our website. See trafalgar.com for details

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OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK Nature lovers will adore this morning's trek to the eerie “Hall of Moses” in Hoh Rainforest and the wild and windswept beaches of the Western Olympic Peninsula. You'll have some free time this afternoon to explore this beautiful wilderness area

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NEWPORT – SEASIDE We journey north, up the rugged Oregon coast bound for Seaside. But first, we'll take a side trip to Oregon's green and golden wine country and 'Connect With Locals' over an exclusive 'Be My Guest' gourmet lunch with the area's signature Pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley. Arriving in Seaside, keep a keen eye out for the famous “Turnaround”, the official end of the Lewis and Clark Trail. (B, BMG, ) Hotel: The Kathryn Hotel SEASIDE TO OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS) 'Dive Into Culture' and take a step back in time in historic Astoria, the oldest American settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. You'll board a restored street car for a ride along the Astoria Riverfront Trolley. The historic journey continues during a docent-led tour of the Columbia River Maritime Museum, which shares the stories of the legendary Columbia River Bar, one of the most dangerous passages in the world. Later, we meet Harvest Moon, a Local Specialist, historian and storyteller who will share the tribal legends of the Quinault nation. Tonight you'll stay at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories', a rustic lodge built in the 1920s on the site of the old ‘Log Hotel'. (B, D, , ) Hotel: Quinault Lodge

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ALL THE HIGHLIGHTS AND MANY OF THE SECRETS OF THE SOUTHWEST ARE REVEALED ON THIS IN-DEPTH EXPLORATION OF THE CANYONS, DESERTS, CITIES AND VALLEYS OF ARIZONA, COLORADO, UTAH AND NEW MEXICO.

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ARRIVE PHOENIX – SCOTTSDALE Sun-kissed Phoenix kickstarts your journey through America's stunning Southwest. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception this evening. (WR) Hotel: The Saguaro SCOTTSDALE – SEDONA – GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK Your first stop today is in the artists' enclave of Sedona – surrounded by red-rock buttes, steep canyon walls and pine forests. You'll travel through Oak Creek Canyon next, with its rocky red cliffs, then venture to the UNESCO-listed Grand Canyon National Park, where a Local Specialist will share the canyon's many geological marvels. Overnight at one of the lodges inside the park. (B) Hotel: National Park Lodges GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK – MONUMENT VALLEY TRIBAL PARK – BLUFF Rise early for an optional flightseeing over the Grand Canyon and then trace the scenic South Rim of the Grand Canyon along Desert View Drive. Stop at Cameron Trading Post to browse through handicrafts and perhaps sample traditional fry bread. Continue to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park where you'll board 4X4 vehicles to navigate the iconic red valley landscape guided by a Local Specialist and member of the Navajo Nation. Savour the flavours of the Southwest for dinner at your leisure at the resort's fine dining restaurant, Duke's. (B, D) Hotel: Desert Rose Resort

by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. The journey continues along the High Road, the Taos – Santa Fe Scenic Byway, rich in history, art and culture. Arrive at the hotel, ideally located two short blocks from Santa Fe's Historic Plaza. (B) Hotel: Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza 9

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BLUFF – CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK – MOAB (2 NIGHTS) Sit back and watch the scenery unfold as you drive along Utah's Scenic Byway 191 between Bluff and Moab. Arriving at Canyonlands National Park, ascend to the Island in the Sky mesa and admire the spectacular scenery below. This evening, we 'Connect With Locals' over an exclusive 'Be My Guest' dinner with wine at a local grill in Moab. (B, BMG, ) Hotel: Homewood Suites ARCHES NATIONAL PARK EXCURSION AND MOAB This morning, discover how the forces of wind and rain have shaped the enchanting landscape of Arches National Park. Later, enjoy a free afternoon or consider a deeper exploration of the area with an optional guided hike to Delicate Arch. (B)

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MOAB – MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK – DURANGO (2 NIGHTS) We arrive in the UNESCO-listed Mesa Verde National Park to delve into the history and culture of the Ancestral Puebloan people. Explore their beautifully preserved sandstone dwellings and admire the massive Cliff Palace. This evening, in Durango, your 'Stay with Story' is the historic Strater Hotel. For dinner, enjoy a Your Choice Dining option and choose from several different restaurants in town. (B, YC, ) Hotel: The Strater Hotel 13

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DURANGO FREE TIME Enjoy free time in Durango today. Perhaps, enjoy a truly unforgettable step back in time, on an optional ride aboard the coal-fired, steam-powered narrow-gauge train to the historic mining town of Silverton. If you're feeling more adventurous, opt for a white water rafting trip on the Animas River. (B) DURANGO – TAOS – SANTA FE (2 NIGHTS) This morning's drive takes you through the towns of Vallecito, Pagosa Springs and Chama before arriving in Taos, where there will be time at Taos Plaza, a Historical Landmark. Meet your local Navajo resident guide and explore the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site Connect With Locals WR Welcome Reception B Breakfast

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SANTA FE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Join your Local Specialist this morning on a guided tour of Santa Fe. Experience this city where Spanish, Native American and Old West influences all combine to form a city with its own exclusive culture and character. See many of the city's major sights before the rest of the day is free. This evening enjoy dinner with wine at one of Santa Fe's many restaurants. (B, RD) SANTA FE – WHITE SANDS NATIONAL MONUMENT – LAS CRUCES Stop at White Sands National Monument– like no other place on earth–where the great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand allow you to walk along barefoot which, unlike conventional sand, stays cool to the touch. 'Dive Into Culture' in Las Cruces as you learn about the production of New Mexico's renowned spicy chili and major-league pecan production. Dinner is at a local restaurant in town this evening. (B, RD, ) Hotel: Encanto de la Cruces

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HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS At a local grill in Moab where you'll enjoy an exclusive Be My Guest dinner. (Day 4) DIVE INTO CULTURE In Las Cruces, learn about the production of New Mexico's renowned spicy chili and majorleague pecan production. Join a foodie tour and taste your way through Tucson. (Days 10, 12) STAYS WITH STORIES Stay at The Strater Hotel, Durango's Historic Landmark Hotel, showcasing stories of the old west and mining times. (Day 6) LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing at the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Santa Fe, Tombstone, Las Cruces and Tucson. (Days 2, 3, 9, 11, 12)

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, €144 per person. Trip code: DCTA

MORE TRIPS ONLINE

Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

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DEPART TUCSON OR PHOENIX Your journey through the American Southwest comes to an end as you are taken to Tucson Airport. There is also the possibility of riding aboard the coach to Phoenix International Airport. (B) Airport arrival will be at 11:00 a.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

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SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK AND TUCSON FOODIE TOUR Start the morning with a visit to Saguaro National Park East. Drive along the Cactus Forest Loop before heading to Downtown Tucson to 'Dive into Culture' and become a Tucson Foodie, sampling dishes from various restaurants and discover why Tucson was named the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the USA. Back at the resort there is time to relax before a farmto-table Farewell Dinner concocted by Chef Joshua Willett. Later, a Local Specialist reveals the secrets of the universe on your date with the stars. Tucson is recognized as Dark Sky City by the International Dark Sky Association the secrets of the universe will be revealed with customized, transportable computerized telescopes. (B, L, FD, )

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LAS CRUCES – TOMBSTONE – TUCSON (2 NIGHTS) Blazing a trail across the Southwest, continue to Tombstone to meet with Dr. Jay, “The Custodian of Tombstone's History,” and your guide for a private tour of the township. Hear the tales from this legendary frontier mining camp, make a stop by the OK Corral and hear about the infamous shootout, which some have called the world's most famous 30-second gunfight. See inside the home of Wyatt Earp and his gunfighting friend Doc Holliday. Arrive at the AAA Four Diamond resort with amazing desert and mountain views. (B) Hotel: El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort

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CHAMPION HAPPY ON THIS EPIC ENCOUNTER WITH HOLLYWOOD'S WALK OF FAME, THE SPLENDOUR OF YOSEMITE FALLS, ASTOUNDING VIEWS OF THE GRAND CANYON AND A DAZZLING PLAYGROUND IN THE DESERT, LAS VEGAS.

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ARRIVE LOS ANGELES Kick-start your exploration of the iconic sights and sounds of the West. This evening, meet your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Beverly Hills Marriott LOS ANGELES – SAN DIEGO Discover San Diego's Balboa Park, the Old Town and Victorian Gaslamp Quarter. Then, enjoy a Regional Dinner with your fellow travellers. (B, RD) Hotel: Embassy Suites San Diego Bay – Downtown SAN DIEGO – SCOTTSDALE Traverse the great Sonoran Desert to Scottsdale where you'll enjoy an evening at leisure. (B) Hotel: Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale SCOTTSDALE – SEDONA – GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK Journey to the artists' enclave of Sedona, admiring the natural beauty of Oak Creek Canyon before arriving at UNESCO-listed Grand Canyon. Meet a Local Specialist who will share insights into the canyon's geological marvels. (B) Hotel: National Park Lodges GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK – LAS VEGAS (2 NIGHTS) Head towards Las Vegas, where we'll spend the next two nights. (B) Hotel: Harrah’s Las Vegas LAS VEGAS FREE TIME Indulge in a full day to explore Vegas at leisure—casinos, shops and restaurants await. This evening, we enjoy a Regional Dinner at one of the city's famous, elaborate buffets. (B, RD) LAS VEGAS – MAMMOTH LAKES Travel through the Mojave Desert, to Mammoth Lakes in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. (Weather conditions may cause the Tioga Pass to be closed to traffic, typically from mid October to the end of May. In this case, an alternate entry point to Yosemite will be used.) (B) Hotel: Mammoth Mountain Inn

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SANTA BARBARA – LOS ANGELES – ANAHEIM (2 NIGHTS) After sightseeing in Los Angeles, say goodbye to your Travel Director and newfound friends before transferring to Anaheim. Take some time this afternoon to explore the city's attractions on your own. (B) Hotel: Sheraton Garden Grove

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ANAHEIM AND DISNEYLAND® RESORT Make the most of your full day at Disneyland® Park or Disney California Adventure™ Park where dreams really do come true. You may even get a chance to meet Mickey Mouse himself. (B)

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DEPART ANAHEIM Bid farewell to the West as you board your transfer to Los Angeles International Airport. (B)

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HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Visit Happy Girl Kitchen in Monterey, where your hosts share their knowledge and love of food using the freshest ingredients during an outstanding farm-to-table experience. (Day 11)

Guaranteed Room Share not available on this extension. Trip code: DWDD €395 per person twin share €175 single supplement

DIVE INTO CULTURE Visit a family-owned winery for an exclusive tour and wine tasting in Sonoma. (Day 9)

MAMMOTH LAKES – YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Descend from the Sierra Nevada Mountains through Tioga Pass (seasonal) and enter UNESCO-listed Yosemite National Park to delve into the park's natural history, flora and fauna. (B) Hotel: BW Plus Yosemite Way Station

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share.

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK – NAPA AND SONOMA VALLEYS – SAN FRANCISCO (2 NIGHTS) Head north to Napa and Sonoma, where we'll 'Dive into Culture' and visit a family-owned winery for an exclusive tour and wine tasting. Continue to San Francisco, where we'll enjoy a Regional Dinner. (B, RD, ) Hotel: The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, €155 per person.

SAN FRANCISCO SIGHTSEEING See San Francisco's iconic sights, from Fisherman's Wharf to Golden Gate Park. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. (B)

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SAN FRANCISCO – MONTEREY (2 NIGHTS) Drive to Monterey where we'll 'Connect with Locals' for a 'Be My Guest' dinner using the freshest farm-to-table local ingredients. (B, BMG, ) Hotel: Hotel Pacific

”For many a visit to Alcatraz is high on a San Francisco to-do list. If that’s you, then book those tickets for your free day well in advance. They can sell out months before your tour date and be very hard to come by on short notice.”

Check out our similar 'California and the Golden West' trip. With fewer inclusions on our Costsaver itineraries, you decide what you want to experience. Visit costsavertour.com

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MONTEREY AND CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA SIGHTSEEING Skirt the Pacific coast along the iconic 17-Mile Drive, past the Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links. The rest of the day is free to explore Monterey's strong coastal heritage. (B)

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AS AUTUMN ARRIVES, ADMIRE THE FIERY RED, ORANGE AND YELLOW FLAMES OF FALL FOLIAGE ON YOUR SCENIC ROAD TRIP FROM BEANTOWN BOSTON TO THE ROCKY ATLANTIC HEADLANDS OF MAINE.

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PITTSFIELD

• VISIT Woodstock, Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory, Acadia National Park and Lexington Green and the the Concord Minute Man National Historical Park North Bridge

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ARRIVE BOSTON Welcome to Boston, the Cradle of Liberty and once home to famous sons such as Samuel Adams, Paul Revere and Benjamin Franklin. Amble up and down the City on the Hill on your terms and immerse yourself in its revolutionary history or enjoy a stroll along the waterfront. This evening, we'll meet our Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception to kick-start our colour-filled journey through New England landscapes. (WR) Hotel: Boston Park Plaza BOSTON – LEXINGTON AND CONCORD – PITTSFIELD Weaving along the Freedom Trail, we delve into the rich history of the American revolution. Stop at Lexington and Concord, the site where "the shot heard round the world" was fired. We'll embark on an afternoon drive along the Mohawk Trail, an early Native American and colonial trade route, and the first designated scenic drive in New England. (B) Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Lenox/Pittsfield PITTSFIELD – QUECHEE – WOODSTOCK – BURLINGTON Journey to the Quechee Historic Mill District and admire the delicate glassware in Simon Pearce's glassblowing workshop, which once housed a textile manufacturer. Watch craftsmen create the delicate glassware that has made the workshop famous, delving into the art and science of glassblowing. Then, savour a lunch featuring local ingredients arranged on Simon Pearce's beautiful stem and flatware. (B, L) Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Burlington Downtown BURLINGTON – STOWE – WHITE MOUNTAINS – NORTH CONWAY (2 NIGHTS) Visit Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory, where you'll have an opportunity to sample some of their uniquely named flavours. Venture into New Hampshire for views of Mount Washington. Continue to North Conway, where you'll learn about the local flora and fauna with a Local Specialist for an ecological look at Autumn in the North Woods. Begin the adventure at the summit of Mt. Washington where man has been able to adapt in order to survive some of the most severe weather ever recorded. Then descend into the forest and valley below to take a closer look at some of the wildlife that calls New Hampshire home as well as an overview of the spectacular fall colors. The Mt Washington Valley provides the scenic backdrop as we take this fascinating closer look at Autumn. (B, D) Hotel: Red Jacket Mountain View Resort KANCAMAGUS EXCURSION Journey along “The Kanc”, an American Scenic Byway that cuts through the White Mountain National Forest, admiring the glowing fall colours. Enjoy an easy hike to Diana's Baths, a series of small waterfalls and the site of a sawmill powered by turbines from the 1930s. (B) NORTH CONWAY – BAR HARBOR (2 NIGHTS) We continue through the lush pine forests, highlands and river valleys that define the rugged Maine landscape. Descend "Downeast" to Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island. Join a lobster fisherman and Local Specialist for insights into lobster fishing. This evening, we'll savour a traditional lobster dinner. (B, RD) Hotel: Bar Harbor Regency

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BAR HARBOR – MAINE COAST – PORTSMOUTH Journey past lighthouses, fisheries and seaside dwellings along the rugged Maine Coast, arriving in the historic seaport city of Portsmouth, where this evening we'll join our fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner. (B, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside PORTSMOUTH – DEPART BOSTON We'll return to Boston and take a transfer to Boston Logan International Airport or to the hotel in Boston if you'd like to extend your stay. (B) Airport arrival will be at 11 a.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

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€1125 PP

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€975 PP

Crossovers: These departures will operate as per the 2019 brochure. Itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €278 PP

TRAVEL DIRECTOR TIP ”There are few things more special than seeing the blaze of fall foliage in New England when summer begins to wane. A personal favourite is our journey along “The Kanc”, an American Scenic Byway, which slices through the White Mountain National Forest. You’ll have plenty of time to savour all that colourful beauty around you.”

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4. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

ALTERNATIVE TRIP

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS

Check out our similar 'Fall Colours' trip. With fewer inclusions on our Costsaver itineraries, you decide what you want to experience. Visit costsavertour.com

Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. LOCAL SPECIALIST Learn about North Conway flora and fauna and spend time with a lobster fisherman in Bar Harbor (Days 4, 6)

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, €98 per person. Trip code: DACO

MORE TRIPS ONLINE Go beyond the brilliant hues of the season and explore the history of a young nation on our Historic Highlights itinerary. See trafalgar.com for details.

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK EXCURSION Admire panoramic views of pink granite cliffs, windswept beaches and colourful maple forests from the highest point along the Atlantic Seaboard, Cadillac Mountain. Consider an optional nature cruise on Frenchman Bay this afternoon. (B) Connect With Locals WR Welcome Reception B Breakfast

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CONNECT WITH THE HERITAGE OF TWO NATIONS, EXPLORING THE CORRIDORS OF THE CAPITAL, A SIMPLER AMISH WAY OF LIFE, CANADA'S COSMOPOLITAN CITIES AND THE THUNDEROUS ROAR OF NIAGARA FALLS.

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NIAGARA FALLS

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4.7/5

MASSACHUSETTS

LANCASTER COUNTY

NEW YORK CITY

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Philadelphia

• ORIENTATION of New York City, Toronto • VISIT Liberty Bell Center, Lancaster County, Corning Museum of Glass, Niagara Falls

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ARRIVE NEW YORK CITY Check in to your New York hotel and spend the afternoon exploring its soaring skyline. This evening, you'll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers at 5:30 p.m. for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: The Shelburne Hotel & Suites NEW YORK – PHILADELPHIA – WASHINGTON, D.C. (2 NIGHTS) Embark on an orientation tour of the Big Apple. View the Empire State Building, Times Square and Central Park, before journeying to Philadelphia to visit the Liberty Bell Center. View Independence Hall, site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, then travel to Washington, D.C. (B, D) Hotel: Capitol Hilton WASHINGTON, D.C. SIGHTSEEING View the White House, the U.S. Capitol Building, the Lincoln Memorial, and the World War II and Vietnam War memorials. Spend the rest of the day at leisure and consider a visit to one of the Smithsonian museums. (B) WASHINGTON, D.C. – LANCASTER COUNTY/AMISH COUNTRY Join a Local Specialist in rural Pennsylvania to delve into the culture of the local Amish community, immersing yourself in the traditional agricultural lifestyle of the Amish and the Mennonites, who live much the same they did when they first settled here over 200 years ago. Our 'Stay with a Story' was built in 1873 in the heart of Amish Country. Enjoy a hearty Regional Dinner, and make whoopie pies for dessert. (B, RD, ) Hotel: The Inn at Leola Village LANCASTER COUNTY – NIAGARA FALLS (2 NIGHTS) Witness first-hand the delicate craft of glassblowing at the Corning Museum of Glass, then cross the Canadian border to Niagara Falls. (B) Hotel: Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview NIAGARA FALLS SIGHTSEEING Embark on an exhilarating boat ride to the base of Horseshoe Falls. We'll continue to the flower-filled, tree-lined historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, where this evening we'll 'Connect with Locals' at a family owned winery and sample some of Niagara's regional cuisine paired with their delicious vintages at a 'Be My Guest' dinner. (B, BMG, ) NIAGARA FALLS – TORONTO Skirt the shores of Lake Ontario bound for Toronto. Enjoy an orientation tour of this truly multi-cultural city, then spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure. (B) Hotel: Sheraton Centre Toronto

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QUEBEC CITY SIGHTSEEING Explore Quebec City's winding streets and historic sites, joining your Local Specialist for an in-depth discovery of a city that exudes all the charm of old Europe. Delve into Quebec City's French and English military past at the fortified Citadel and the Plains of Abraham, the site of a major colonial battle. The afternoon and evening are yours to explore La Vieille Capitale on your terms. (B) QUEBEC CITY – MONTREAL Visit a local farmers market outside of Montreal to 'Dive into Culture' and experience the flavors of the region during a lunch tasting including wine and cider. Savour the good life as you arrive in Montreal where your Local Specialist will introduce you to such sites as NotreDame Basilica, the colourful port area and Place Jacques-Cartier. (B, L) Hotel: Le Centre Sheraton Montreal MONTREAL – FRANCONIA NOTCH – BOSTON (2 NIGHTS) Return to the United States and traverse New Hampshire bound for Franconia Notch, in the heart of the White Mountains. Our 'Stay with Story' in Boston was a frequent haunt of powerful politicians and famous writers. (B, ) Hotel: Omni Parker House BOSTON SIGHTSEEING Connect with the living history of Boston this morning, touring the city's redbrick Freedom Trail with stops at the Old North Church and Boston Harbor, the site of the famous Tea Party. Spend the rest of the day on your terms. Consider a visit to the bar that inspired the TV show Cheers or stroll through the centuries-old Boston Common. This evening, toast your memorable East Coast experiences at a Farewell Dinner. (B, FD) DEPART BOSTON OR NEW YORK Depart Boston today at your leisure or return to New York, where a transfer is provided to JFK International Airport, or consider extending your stay in New York. (B) Airport arrival time at JFK will be at 2 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

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OTTAWA – QUEBEC CITY (2 NIGHTS) Our love affair with French-speaking Canada begins today as we begin our voyage to Quebec City and the UNESCOlisted Old Quebec. Immerse yourself in the city's joie de vivre and romantic 17th century façades, but not before we stop for lunch at a local cabane a sucre (sugar shack) to indulge our sweet tooth. (B, L) Hotel: Hôtel Château Laurier

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€1595 PP

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Crossovers: These departures will operate as per the 2019 brochure. Itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €390 PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings

SAVE €390

2. Multi Trip Savings 3. Triple Share Savings

SAVE UP TO €98 SAVE UP TO €450 PP

4. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Visit a local family-owned winery and savour regional flavours paired with their delicious wines. (Day 6) DIVE INTO CULTURE Food tasting lunch of local Quebecois delicatessen. (Day 11) STAYS WITH STORIES Stay at the historic Inn at Leola Village in Lancaster and Omni Parker House, symbolic to Boston's rich history and culture since 1855. (Days 4, 12)

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, €155 per person.

See even more of the quintessential New England coastline on our 8 day Cape Cod Delights. See trafalgar.com for details.

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INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

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Check out our similar 'Landscapes of Eastern Canada and USA' trip. With fewer inclusions on our Costsaver itineraries, you decide what you want to experience. Visit costsavertour.com

TORONTO – OTTAWA Embark on an introductory tour of Ottawa, including views of the elegant Gothic buildings of Parliament Hill, Rideau Hall, the residence of the Governor General of Canada and the beautiful downtown galleries, museums and parks. (B) Hotel: Sheraton Ottawa

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JOIN US FOR A LITTLE HONKY-TONK, HOME COOKIN', HOT-FOOTED HOEDOWN AND A WHOLE LOT OF ROCK 'N' ROLL ON THIS INSPIRING AT LEISURE JAUNT THROUGH THE DEEP SOUTH. 3

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ICONIC HIGHLIGHTS

NEW ORLEANS

Oak Alley Plantation

8

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3

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ARRIVE NASHVILLE (3 NIGHTS) The beating heart of America's Music City will chart your pace as you prepare to embark on a leisurely pilgrimage to discover the tastes and sounds of the South. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Renaissance Nashville NASHVILLE SIGHTSEEING RCA's Studio B reveals the legends of Elvis Presley, Jim Reeves and Roy Orbison. 'Dive into Culture' and gain insights into the life and music of Johnny Cash during a private performance of original Cash tunes with Johnny's granddaughter (or another family member). We visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then continue our discovery of Nashville on a your choice sightseeing experience, exploring either the Johnny Cash Museum or the Ryman Auditorium. (B, )

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NEW ORLEANS AT LEISURE Today is yours to explore the French, Spanish and Creole sights and sounds of New Orleans. This evening, join your Travel Director and new friends for a Farewell Dinner at the famed Court of Two Sisters. (B, FD) DEPART NEW ORLEANS Take a transfer to New Orleans International Airport or extend your stay in New Orleans at the Sheraton New Orleans. (B)

GRACELAND EXCURSION Worship at the altar of the King and head to Graceland, paying tribute to the man who changed the face of American popular music and culture. Then pay a visit to Sun Studio, which recorded the first Rock 'n' Roll single in 1951. This evening is free. (B) MEMPHIS – NATCHEZ Kick off this morning's musical interlude at the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum before saying so long to Memphis, bound for the city of Natchez. With a little French flair and a flowering antebellum culture, Natchez is the perfect showcase of Southern history and hospitality. 'Connect with Locals' as you meet Joe Stone in his 1850s home and visit the 1804 residence of Esther Carpenter, a former Four Seasons chef, with whom you'll enjoy a traditional three-course Deep South 'Be My Guest' dinner with wine. (B, BMG, ) Hotel: Magnolia Bluffs NATCHEZ – OAK ALLEY – NEW ORLEANS (3 NIGHTS) 'Dive into Culture' at Frogmore Plantation and Gin and 'Make a Difference' by discovering how they preserve their Mississippi Delta cotton plantation heritage. Visit Oak Alley before visiting the New Orleans School of Cooking for a fun cooking demonstration before a Regional Dinner featuring Creole cuisine. (B, RD, , ) Hotel: Sheraton New Orleans NEW ORLEANS SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE Let the good times roll in New Orleans today with a Local Specialist, stopping at City Park and one of the ornate above-ground cemeteries. (B)

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TRAVEL DIRECTOR TIP ”Nashville’s “Honky Tonk Highway,” aka Broadway, is full of live music every single day and night. For an authentic Nashville music experience, take in some performances at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge. The legendary bar has hosted hundreds of country music’s most famous acts, and the ghost of Hank Williams is said to still wander from Tootsie’s to the Ryman. (Former home of the Grand Ole Opry) I suggest going in the afternoon before the nighttime rush.” Austin Coop

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PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €283 PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings 2. Multi Trip Savings 3. Triple Share Savings

SAVE €283 SAVE UP TO €71 SAVE UP TO €295 PP

4. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share.

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, €105 per person.

Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

Trip code: DTSS

DIVE INTO CULTURE Delve into the life and foot-tapping tunes of Johnny Cash with a member of his family and with costumed guides at the Frogmore Plantation. (Days 2, 7)

JAZZ FESTIVAL OPTION Choose to attend the Jazz Festival and spend a day at the annual celebration of the music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana. See price panel for special departure date.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Join a pianist and a chef for an evening of true southern hospitality and an opportunity to explore the sights and sounds of two beautiful Natchez homes. (Day 6)

ALTERNATIVE TRIP MAKE A DIFFERENCE Meet the Tanners on their cotton plantation and learn how your visit helps them to preserve the history of their estate and Mississippi cotton plantation heritage. (Day 7)

Check out our similar 'Rhythms of the South' trip. With fewer inclusions on our Costsaver itineraries, you decide what you want to experience. Visit costsavertour.com

MORE TRIPS ONLINE Find more soulful southern USA itineraries on our website. Visit trafalgar.com for details.

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NASHVILLE AT LEISURE AND SIGHTSEEING Spend the day at leisure. Amble through Broadway's honkytonk scene or perhaps enjoy the gut-busting flavours of homegrown hot chicken and biscuits. This evening, the sound of country music fills the air as we head to the Grand Ole Opry to watch a performance of America's longest running live radio programme. (B) NASHVILLE – MEMPHIS (2 NIGHTS) Head to Beale Street, the birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll, where we'll meet a musician and Local Specialist. This afternoon, perhaps visit the National Civil Rights Museum, home to the former Lorraine Motel, where civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Enjoy a Regional Dinner this evening. (B, RD) Hotel: Crowne Plaza

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EXPLORE THE SCENIC RIVER VALLEYS AND SNOW-CAPPED PEAKS OF ALASKA, TRAVERSING DENALI'S TUNDRA AND HURRICANE GULCH TO KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK—HOME TO BLACK BEARS, THE HARDING ICEFIELD TRAIL, RESURRECTION BAY AND PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND.

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ARRIVE ANCHORAGE Welcome to a city surrounded by uninhabited landscapes. Tonight, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Hilton Downtown Anchorage Hotel ANCHORAGE – DENALI NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS) Kickstart your day with a brief Anchorage City Tour before visiting the Alaska Native Heritage Centre and then on to Denali National Park. A Local Specialist reveals insights into the rare Sub-Artic flora and fauna before delving into Denali's lively history during a Regional Dinner and show at the Denali Dinner Theatre. (B, RD) Hotel: Denali Park Village

DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND FREE TIME Wind your way through this untamed wilderness to catch a glimpse of the ‘Great One'. Embark on an extensive Denali Natural History Tour. (B) DENALI NATIONAL PARK – FAIRBANKS (2 NIGHTS) Your morning is free. This afternoon, we'll join a Local Specialist at a Dog Musher's kennel. Later, we'll board the Alaska Railroad, in a deluxe dome railcar, and make our way to the Golden Heart City of Fairbanks. A Regional Dinner is served before our arrival in Alaska's Northern Lights capital. (B, RD) Hotel: River’s Edge

FAIRBANKS SIGHTSEEING Dig for insights into Alaska's Gold Rush. 'Dive into Culture' with Fairbanks' own Gold Daughters who will guide you through the process of panning for gold. Then, board the Riverboat Discovery before visiting a recreated Athabascan Indian Village. Indulge in the delicious flavours of a traditional salmon bake Regional Dinner. (B, RD, ) FAIRBANKS – VALDEZ (2 NIGHTS) We journey to Valdez on Prince William Sound. Stretch your legs during a brief stop at the Historic Rika Roadhouse, an important crossroads for travellers, and the Wrangell St. Elias Visitors' Centre, before arriving in Valdez. (B) Hotel: Totem Inn

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VALDEZ Delve into heritage and culture at the Valdez Museum. Cruise Prince William Sound, admiring the ice cliffs of Columbia Glacier. (B, L)

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VALDEZ – ANCHORAGE (2 NIGHTS) Journey back to Anchorage this morning. 'Make A Difference' during your afternoon stop at the Musk Ox Farm to take a guided tour and learn how this non-profit organisation promotes sustainable agriculture practice. This evening, toast to new friends over a Farewell Dinner. (B, FD, ) Hotel: Hilton Downtown Anchorage Hotel

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ANCHORAGE – SEWARD – KENAI FJORDS CRUISE Journey along the Scenic Seward Byway this morning to the port community of Seward. Our first stop is a 'Make a Difference' at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre, where a Local Specialist reveals the role of this rehabilitation centre. Next up is a sightseeing cruise, including lunch, into the icy heart of Kenai Fjords National Park. (B, L, ) DEPART ANCHORAGE Our adventure through the rugged Alaskan wilderness at its end, we take an airport transfer or connect with a southbound Alaska cruise. (B)

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ANCHORAGE – SEWARD – CRUISE (7 NIGHTS) Bid farewell to your Travel Director as you board your Holland America Line cruise. (B, D) SCENIC CRUISING Enjoy the facilities on board ship today. (B, L, D) SCENIC CRUISING – GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK Watch as Glacier Bay National Park's immense glaciers pass you by. (B, L, D) CRUISING – HAINES Visit Haines which lies alongside the longest fjord in the U.S. (B, L, D) CRUISING – JUNEAU Stroll Juneau's picturesque streets. (B, L, D) CRUISING – KETCHIKAN See the world's largest collection of standing totem poles. (B, L, D) CRUISE THE INSIDE PASSAGE Slowly glide past a maze of bays, fjords and waterways. (B, L, D)

YOUR HOLIDAY PLANNER 10 DAYS LAND ONLY Price PP

Price PP

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Start End Twin Anchorage Anchorage Share

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SU SU SU SU

Airport arrival will be at approximately 9:30 a.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

Trip code: DSMAI/Z/B

Book before February 28 th, 2020 and receive Shipboard Credit of US$25 p.p. for Ocean View or US$50 p.p. for Verandah.

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3425 3325

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€1275 PP

Exc eptions

€1075 PP

Departures 2019:

17 DAYS LAND AND CRUISE Ocean View

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Single Supp Option

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4950 5250 5250

590 590 590

5540 5840 5840

2550 2750 2750

5595 5595 5695 5695

590 590 590 590

6185 6185 6285 6285

2850 2850 2950 2950

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1 FR 22 MAY SU 07 JUN

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1 FR 07 AUG SU 23 AUG

FR 14 AUG SU 30 AUG

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SHIPBOARD CREDIT

3675 3675 3675 3675

07 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28 AUG

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16 AUG 23 AUG 30 AUG 06 SEP

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Cruise Fees, Taxes and Tips: These compulsory charges are levied by the cruise line and are comprised of a NonCommissionable Fare, Hotel Service Charges (cruise tips), Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses. See Terms and Conditions for details.

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PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €368 PP

Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. DIVE INTO CULTURE with Fairbanks' own Gold Daughters. (Day 5)

OTHER GREAT SAVINGS

LOCAL SPECIALIST Denali National Park, Dog Musher Kennel (Day 3, 4)

2. Multi Trip Savings

1. Young Traveller Savings 3. Triple Share Savings

SAVE €368 SAVE UP TO €92 SAVE UP TO €295 PP

4. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests MAKE A DIFFERENCE at the Musk Ox Development Corporation and the Alaska Wildlife Centre. (Days 8, 9)

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, €105 per person.

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

Full payment for Land and Cruise is required 80 days prior to departure. Inside and Verandah Staterooms are also available, please see trafalgar.com for pricing. Single and triple cruise staterooms are on request basis only. Trip code: DSMA

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4

ALBERTA JASPER 2

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Jasper National Park

► Athabasca Glacier

Rocky Mountains

Columbia Icefield

Banff National Park

Lake Louise

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ICONIC HIGHLIGHTS • CITY TOUR of Banff • VISIT Jasper National Park, ride aboard an Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier, Banff National Park • SCENIC DRIVE along the Icefields Parkway

VANCOUVER

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2

ARRIVE CALGARY Tip your Stetson to Canada's ‘Cowboy Country', kick-starting your adventure through the inimitable Rockies in Calgary. This evening, gather at your hotel joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Westin Calgary

6

CALGARY – LAKE LOUISE – JASPER NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS) Embark on a spiritual encounter with the Canadian Rockies, admiring the ethereal beauty of Lake Louise, the surrounding summits and Victoria Glacier, before we continue along the Icefields Parkway. Skirt the craggy peaks, waterfalls and luminous glacial lakes keeping an eye out for grizzlies, elk and mountain goats as you make your way through the wilderness to Jasper. (B) Hotel: Jasper Mountain Park Lodges 7

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JASPER SIGHTSEEING Soak up pristine natural surrounds enjoying a morning at leisure. Perhaps join a rafting optional and float along the Athabasca River, passing through many small sets of rapids as well as calm stretches. Your National Park licensed guide will point out the natural and human history of Jasper. In the afternoon, enjoy dramatic views as you take a guided walk to Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Rockies. Learn about the underground river system while following the canyon's trail past waterfalls and jagged rock formations. Take to the aqua waters of Maligne Lake later this afternoon (seasonal), admiring views of its three glaciers and Spirit Island, named by the Stoney Nation indigenous people for the experiences their ancestors had at this place centuries ago. It's a tiny grove of trees set in pristine nature separated from the mainland by an isthmus. Spirit Island becomes a true island for a few short days during the summer. Later this evening, indulge in a Regional Dinner. The Maligne Lake Chalet is a rustic log building situated on a rise of land offering magnificent views of beautiful Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park. (B, RD) JASPER – ATHABASCA GLACIER – BANFF (3 NIGHTS) Your adventure begins with a ride onto the Athabasca Glacier in an all-terrain Ice Explorer—a massive vehicle specially designed for glacier travel. On this thrilling trip, an experienced driver-guide will share a wealth of fascinating information about glaciers and their impact on our environment. Take a sip of ice cold glacier water and admire the surrounding snowcapped panorama before continuing your journey to the alpine village of Banff. Before dinner, you'll enjoy a rare opportunity to meet a retired Royal Canadian Mountie, dressed in the traditional red serge uniform. This Local Specialist will share colourful stories about life in the ‘force' and even pose for a photo or two. Tonight, enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers. (B, D) Hotel: Banff Park Lodge BANFF SIGHTSEEING Learn the art of playing the puck like a pro when you meet a real Canadian hockey player in Canmore. 'Dive into Culture' and embrace Canada's national sport, learning the secrets and superstitions of hockey players as a professional coach walks you through a day in the life of a player. Go inside the players' dressing room and put on the full hockey gear with help of a real coach. Grab your stick and it's off onto the ice where you're soon find out whether you are a lefty or righty and learn how to score the big goal. A sightseeing excursion around Banff reveals the exquisite natural beauty of the area. Admire the classic viewpoint of Surprise Corner, spectacular Bow Falls and the hoodoo rock formations. You may also choose a breathtaking helicopter optional for views of the Canadian Rockies you won't soon forget. (B, ) Stays With Stories WR Welcome Reception B Breakfast

Connect With Locals L D

Lunch Dinner

BANFF Reconnect with nature, with a free morning to spend as you please. Perhaps join your Tour Director for an optional excursion to Yoho National Park on the western slopes of the Great Divide with a stop at Emerald Lake. Then it's onto the rugged Valley of the Ten Peaks and Moraine Lake, surrounded by mountains, waterfalls and rock piles. With its vivid shade of turquoise, that changes in intensity through the summer as the glaciers melt, makes for a jawdropping experience. We travel to the Guinn family ranch and 'Connect with Locals' over a special 'Be My Guest' Farewell Dinner in pristine surrounds. Take a wagon ride through the forest near the ranch and past the Buffalo herd before dinner. Afterward, twist, kick and bump your way to country line-dancing success. (B, BMG, ) BANFF – CALGARY Descend from high above and bid farewell to the Canadian Rockies. Take your transfer to Calgary International Airport or to the Westin Calgary if you are extending your stay or joining the Calgary Stampede Option. (B) Airport arrival will be at 11:30 a.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP

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SU SU SU SU SU TU

Price PP

Twin Share

Start Calgary

End Calgary

10 MAY 17 MAY 24 MAY 31 MAY

1725 1795 1795 1795

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SU 23 AUG WE 26 AUG SU 30 AUG SU 06 SEP

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07 JUN 14 JUN 21 JUN 28 JUN 05 JUL 07 JUL

1975 1975 1995 1995 2850 2895

● WE 01 JUL TH 09 JUL ● FR 03 JUL SA 11 JUL ● SU 05 JUL MO 13 JUL

2925 3195 2950 2050 2050 1975

TH 03 SEP MO 07 SEP MO 14 SEP TH 17 SEP MO 21 SEP TH 24 SEP ■ MO 28 SEP

WE 09 SEP SU 13 SEP SU 20 SEP WE 23 SEP SU 27 SEP WE 30 SEP SU 04 OCT

1995 1995 1995 1950 1950 1950 1875

■ MO 05 OCT SU 11 OCT

1825

MO 06 JUL SU 12 JUL MO 13 JUL SU 19 JUL MO 20 JUL SU 26 JUL

MO 12 OCT SU 18 OCT 1825 MO 19 OCT SU 25 OCT 1825 MO 26 OCT SU 01 NOV 1825

Single Supplement (add to price above):

3

Twin Share

€1395 PP

Calgary Stampede Special Departures (Ref: DC5A): These departures feature two nights in Calgary with entry to the Calgary Stampede.

* All prices are per person, twin share. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, €98 per person.

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €320 PP

Trip code: DCRA

OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings 2. Multi Trip Savings 3. Triple Share Savings

SAVE €320 SAVE UP TO €80 SAVE UP TO €425 PP

4. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS The Guinn Family are your welcoming hosts on this authentic Canadian ranch experience during which you'll enjoy a wagon tour and traditional ranch-style dinner. (Day 6)

TRAVEL DIRECTOR TIP “One of my favourite walks in Banff is the pathway beside the Bow River to Bow Falls. It is an unhurried escape to the surrounding nature from the flora to the spectacular mountain views to the changing characteristics of the river. You may even spot wildlife like the chattering squirrel or the aquatic muskrat.”

DIVE INTO CULTURE Lace up those skates, hit the ice and learn about being a real hockey player. (Day 5) LOCAL SPECIALIST Meet a retired Royal Canadian Mountie in Banff. (Day 4)

Russell Morrow

ALTERNATIVE TRIP

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

Check out our similar 'Wonders of the Canadian Rockies' or 'Panoramic Canadian Rockies' trips. With fewer inclusions on our Costsaver itineraries, you decide what you want to experience. Visit costsavertour.com

Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

Dive Into Culture RD Regional Dinner FD Farewell Dinner

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YOUR HOLIDAY CONTINUED

ROCKY MOUNTAINEER RETURN OPTION Relax onboard the Rocky Mountaineer for two days of all-daylight rail travel through Canada’s West and the Canadian Rockies. 7

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BANFF – KAMLOOPS A sensational two day journey on-board the Rocky Mountaineer with a night in Kamloops. Your train journey through Canada’s stunning Rocky Mountains begins as you head west to Vancouver. (B, L) Hotel: Assigned by Rocky Mountaineer KAMLOOPS – VANCOUVER Continue your journey by rail through British Colombia to Vancouver. Upon arrival into Vancouver, your included transfer will take you to the Vancouver International Airport or the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront. Airport arrival will be between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., depending on rail traffic, please be aware when booking your flights. (B, L)

CALGARY STAMPEDE OPTION Join in the revelry of The World’s Richest Tournament Style Rodeo. 7

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BANFF – CALGARY (2 NIGHTS) Bid farewell to your newfound friends and transfer to your hotel in Calgary. Brace yourself for the wonder of the GMC Rangeland Derby, and the TransAlta Grandstand Show. Chuckwagon racing is followed by an epic stage show. (B) Hotel: Westin Calgary CALGARY STAMPEDE Continue your day at The World’s Richest Tournament Style Rodeo and enjoy the main events today including

ladies barrel racing, bareback, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc and bull riding. (B) 9

DEPART CALGARY Take a transfer to the Calgary International Airport this morning. (B) See price panel for dates and prices. Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, €98 per person.

Trip code: DC5A

SilverLeaf: From €1275 per person twin room, €75 single supplement GoldLeaf: From €1750 per person twin room, €75 single supplement Prices include all taxes and gratuities to on-board personnel. 4

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Trip code: DCRS/G 52

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ICONIC ROCKIES AND WESTERN CANADA 13 DAYS

1 COUNTRY

FROM €3325 PP

17 MEALS

EMBRACE THE LAID-BACK LIFESTYLE OF VANCOUVER AND A DRAMATIC MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS. EXPLORE THE TRADITIONS OF THE FIRST NATIONS, BEHOLD THE ICY FINGERS OF THE COLUMBIA ICEFIELD AND MEET A RETIRED MOUNTIE.

Skagway Juneau Tracy Arm

Glacier Bay National Park

ALBERTA

Ketchikan

BRITISH COLUMBIA

CRUISE

Mount Robson

2

GUEST REVIEW RATED:

JASPER NATIONAL PARK

► Alaska Cruise 8 Day Optional Extension 7

VANCOUVER

Athabasca Glacier Rocky Mountains Columbia Icefields Icefield Parkway Banff National Park Lake Louise

► ROCKY MOUNTAINEER

Rocky Mountaineer 2 Day Return Option

BANFF

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CHASE

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Chemainus

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BRITISH COLUMBIA

VANCOUVER

• CITY TOUR in Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Banff • VISIT Chase, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park • CRUISE across Maligne Lake to iconic Spirit Island

• SCENIC DRIVE along the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Icefields Parkway

VICTORIA

START

ICONIC HIGHLIGHTS

• VIEW Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, Rogers Pass, Athabasca Falls, Sea-to-Sky Gondola, Butchart Gardens, a traditional kekuli built by the people of the First Nations

FERRY

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Calgary Stampede 3 Day Optional Extension

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5

ARRIVE VANCOUVER Tackle the ‘Great Outdoors' on this effortlessly delivered adventure through Western Canada. Discover why Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world's most livable cities. Then, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Pinnacle Harbourfront

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VANCOUVER – VICTORIA (2 NIGHTS) This morning, delve into the historic neighbourhoods of Chinatown and Gastown before boarding a ferry to Vancouver Island. 'Dive into Culture' and taste local cider at a familly-owned ciderhouse, before continuing to Victoria. (B,  ) Hotel: Inn at Laurel Point

10

VICTORIA SIGHTSEEING Enjoy breakfast at Butchart Gardens and learn how the spectacular floral display was once a giant disused quarry. Enjoy a your choice dining experience tonight. (B, YC)

11

VICTORIA – CHEMAINUS – SQUAMISH – WHISTLER (2 NIGHTS) See the vivid murals of Chemainus. Board a ferry and then take the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway. Ascend to Summit Lodge, admiring the views from the Sea-to-Sky Gondola. Tonight, enjoy a Regional Meal dinner in Whistler Village. Our 'Stay with a Story' is Whistler's landmark ski-in ski-out hotel. (B, RD,  ) Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

12

WHISTLER SIGHTSEEING First Nation traditions are revealed by a Local Specialist at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre. Spend the rest of your day at leisure. (B)

6

WHISTLER – KAMLOOPS Continue towards Kamloops where we'll enjoy an evening at leisure. (B) Hotel: Kamloops DoubleTree

7

KAMLOOPS – ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARKS – BANFF (2 NIGHTS) Sample the best of the UNESCOlisted Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. We overnight at a mountain resort in Banff National Park, where we'll meet a retired “Mountie” Local Specialist. (B) Hotel: Banff Park Lodge

13

BANFF SIGHTSEEING Immerse yourself in Banff's soul-stirring natural surrounds. We venture into the Kananaskis Valley to 'Connect with Locals' at a traditional Rocky Mountain 'Be My Guest' dinner. (B, BMG,  ) BANFF – LAKE LOUISE – JASPER (2 NIGHTS) Enjoy a lakeside talk at Lake Louise, then board an Ice Explorer and drive over the Athabasca Glacier. (B) Hotel: The Sawridge Inn JASPER SIGHTSEEING Embark on an invigorating guided walk to Maligne Canyon. Board a narrated cruise on Maligne Lake (seasonal) stopping at Spirit Island. Enjoy dinner this evening. (B, D) JASPER – MOUNT ROBSON – CHASE Admire Mount Robson – the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Learn about the First Nation Shushwap people and stroll around their ancestral grounds where we'll see a traditional kekuli winter homestead. (B) Hotel: Quaaout Lodge & Spa CHASE – VANCOUVER Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and explore Stanley Park upon arrival in Vancouver. Afternoon is at leisure. (B) Hotel: Pinnacle Harbourfront DEPART VANCOUVER Transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the hotel for those on the optional Alaska cruise and for guests that are extending their stay. (B)

BANFF - CALGARY (2 NIGHTS) Visit the ‘Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth' – the Calgary Stampede. Spend the afternoon with your travel companions watching exhilarating Chuckwagon Races.  (B) Hotel: Westin Calgary

10

CALGARY STAMPEDE An all-inclusive pass is your gateway to a day of effortless fun as you witness the world's largest rodeo first-hand and visit Stampede Park. End the day with a bang at the Grandstand Show. (B)

11

CALGARY - LAKE LOUISE - JASPER (2 NIGHTS) Arrive on the shores of Lake Louise with a short lakeside talk. Get ready for a unique adventure at the Columbia Icefield where you board an Ice Explorer and drive on the massive Athabasca Glacier. Later this afternoon, arrive at the hotel in the heart of Jasper National Park. (B) Hotel: The Sawridge Inn

12

JASPER SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Embark on an invigorating guided walk to Maligne Canyon. Board a narrated cruise on Maligne Lake (seasonal) stopping at Spirit Island. (B, D)

13

JASPER – MOUNT ROBSON – CHASE Admire Mount Robson – the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Learn about the First Nation Shushwap people and stroll around their ancestral grounds where we'll see a traditional kekuli winter homestead. (B)

14

CHASE – VANCOUVER Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and explore Stanley Park upon arrival in Vancouver. Afternoon is at leisure. (B)

15

DEPART VANCOUVER Big farewell to your travelling companions and transfer to Vancouver International Airport. (B)

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CRUISE TRACY ARM AND JUNEAU Arrive in Juneau where you can shop downtown, raft or flightsee. (B, L, D)

16

SKAGWAY Step into the town's past at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. (B, L, D)

17

CRUISE GLACIER BAY From your ship, view pristine Glacier Bay National Park. (B, L, D)

18

KETCHIKAN Visit the world's largest collection of standing totem poles or enjoy a variety of optionals. (B, L, D)

19

CRUISE THE INSIDE PASSAGE Today is a relaxing day as you cruise back to Vancouver. (B, L, D) DEPART VANCOUVER Sail into Vancouver Harbour this morning. (B)

Connect With Locals

Book before February 28 th, 2020 and receive Shipboard Credit of US$25 p.p. for Ocean View or US$50 p.p. for Verandah.

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SHIPBOARD CREDIT

9

Stays With Stories

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Included transfer from cruise terminal will arrive airport at approximately 9:30 a.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

The Calgary Stampede is so large and so iconic it almost defies description, but in the world of all things cowboy, the 104-year-old event, held in and around Stampede Park, is tops.

Travel through the calm waters of the Inside Passage, through glacier-carved fjords, snowcapped mountains and lush forests.

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ROCKY MOUNTAINEER RETURN OPTION Relax onboard the Rocky Mountaineer for two days of all-daylight rail travel through Canada’s West and the Canadian Rockies. 11

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JASPER – KAMLOOPS Embark on a two-day journey on the luxury Rocky Mountaineer with a night in Kamloops. (B, L) Hotel: Assigned by Rocky Mountaineer KAMLOOPS – VANCOUVER Discover the elegance of yesteryear, continuing your journey through the clouds by rail until you reach Vancouver. (B, L) SilverLeaf: From €1275 per person twin room, from €75 single supplement GoldLeaf: From €1750 per person twin room, from €75 single supplement Prices include all taxes and gratuities to on-board personnel. Rocky Mountaineer extra savings departures: Book the Rocky Mountaineer extension on selected dates marked in price panel by 13 December 2019 and save €100 per person

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HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Enjoy a hosted dinner on a family-owned ranch in Kananaskis Valley at the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. (Day 9) DIVE INTO CULTURE Taste local cider at a familly-owned ciderhouse, before continuing to Victoria. (Day 2)

Check out our similar ‘Wonders of the Canadian Rockies' or 'Panoramic Canadian Rockies' trip. With fewer inclusions on our Costsaver itineraries, you decide what you want to experience. Visit costsavertour.com

MORE TRIPS ONLINE Experience more of this exhilarating region on our Spectacular Canadian Rockies or Secrets of the Rockies and Glacier National Park itineraries, available online. See trafalgar.com for details.

YOUR HOLIDAY PLANNER 13 DAYS LAND ONLY Price PP

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3325

SA SA SA SA

16 MAY 23 MAY 30 MAY 06 JUN

3425 3475 3495 3575

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP

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SA SA SA SA TH SA TU

13 JUN 20 JUN 27 JUN 04 JUL 09 JUL 11 JUL 14 JUL

3575 3575 3595 3595 4375 3595 4375

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● WE 01 JUL WE 15 JUL

4395 3595

STAYS WITH STORIES Stay at the landmark ski-in, ski-out Fairmont Chateau Whistler. (Day 5)

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, €155 per person. Ocean View and Verandah Suites also available. Please visit trafalgar.com for pricing.

MO 06 JUL SA 18 JUL

Trip code: DIRW

OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings 2. Multi Trip Savings 3. Triple Share Savings 4. VIT (Very Important Traveller)

SAVE €440 SAVE UP TO €110 SAVE UP TO €525 PP Benefits for past guests

SA SA SA SA SA

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3495 3495 3495 3495 3675

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Full payment for Land and Cruise is required 80 days prior to departure.

Single and Triple cruise staterooms are on a request basis only.

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Guaranteed Room Share is not available on cruise and train.

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CONNECT WITH CANADA'S SOUL-STIRRING WILDERNESS BY ROAD AND RAIL. FORGE AN UNFORGETTABLE TRAIL WEST FROM TORONTO TO VANCOUVER THROUGH EPIC NATIONAL PARKS, PRAIRIE LANDSCAPES AND CANADA'S MIGHTY ROCKIES.

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ARRIVE TORONTO (2 NIGHTS) Canada's favourite big-time city bids you a warm welcome. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception this evening. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton Toronto TORONTO SIGHTSEEING AND NIAGARA FALLS Discover the city's most inspiring sights on an orientation tour this morning. Switch the sidewalks for the spray of Niagara Falls, stepping aboard a cruise to the base of Horseshoe Falls. (B) VIA RAIL (3 NIGHTS) Embark on an iconic journey aboard VIA Rail's cross-country train, also known as "The Canadian". With Sleeper Plus Class, your accommodation is offered in single or double cabins, along with all your meals and heartfelt service. (B, L, D) Hotel: Via Rail ABOARD THE CANADIAN “The Canadian” continues her journey along the country's ever-changing landscapes. (B, L, D) ABOARD THE CANADIAN With all the essentials taken care of on this last leg of your great Canadian journey, simply sit back and let the gentle motion of your VIA Rail train rock you to sleep. (B, L, D) VIA RAIL – JASPER (2 NIGHTS) We arrive in Jasper this evening and have some free time to explore the town. (B, L) Hotel: Jasper Mountain Park Lodges JASPER SIGHTSEEING Go from the iconic to the unexpected when you embark on a guided walk of Maligne Canyon sculpted by an icy river flowing along its base. This afternoon, you'll have an opportunity to cruise the waters of the lake to Spirit Island, (in season). (B, L) JASPER – ATHABASCA GLACIER – BANFF (2 NIGHTS) We crunch across the glistening icefield of the iconic Athabasca Glacier this morning, stepping aboard an Ice Explorer, we'll continue our scenic drive along Icefield Parkway. Our final stop before continuing to Banff is the beautiful Lake Louise. (B) Hotel: Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa BANFF SIGHTSEEING We have a full day of sightseeing ahead in Banff National Park, Canada's oldest National Park. Meet a Royal Canadian Mountie Local Specialist who will share his story about life in the ‘force'. (B, RD) BANFF – VERNON A day of exquisite scenery awaits as we journey over Kicking Horse Pass, which straddles the Continental Divide of the Americas. You'll stop at Spiral Tunnels, then pass Mount Revelstoke National Park and journey through the vineyard and orchard country of Okanagan Valley, where you'll 'Connect With Locals' at a family-owned winery for a memorable 'Be My Guest' dinner and wine tasting. (B, BMG, ) Hotel: Prestige Hotel Vernon VERNON – VANCOUVER (2 NIGHTS) We wind our way through the beautiful wine country of British Columbia en route to Vancouver. Delve into the heritage of the First Nations when you visit Stanley Park and see the totem poles that stand tall at Brockten Point. You'll have an evening at leisure. (B) Hotel: Pinnacle Harbourfront VANCOUVER SIGHTSEEING Your morning begins with a city tour of all The Icons and Hidden Gems revealed through the eyes of your Travel Director. This evening, we'll visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and enjoy a memorable Farewell Dinner with new friends. (B, FD)

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DEPART VANCOUVER Transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to Canada Place for those boarding the optional Alaska cruise. You also have the option to extend your stay at the hotel. (B)

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VANCOUVER – ALASKA CRUISE (7 NIGHTS) Take your transfer to Canada Place where your Alaska cruise begins on the ms Volendam. (B, D) CRUISE THE INSIDE PASSAGE Only accessible by boat or plane, cruise the Inside Passage for a unique view. (B, L, D) CRUISE TRACY ARM AND JUNEAU Arrive in Juneau where you can shop downtown, raft or flightsee. (B, L, D) SKAGWAY Step into the town's past at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. (B, L, D)

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CRUISE GLACIER BAY From your ship, view pristine Glacier Bay National Park. (B, L, D)

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KETCHIKAN Visit the world's largest collection of standing totem poles or enjoy a variety of optionals. (B, L, D)

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CRUISE THE INSIDE PASSAGE Today is a relaxing day as you cruise back to Vancouver. (B, L, D)

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Trip code: DTCA/I/Z/B

Connect With Locals

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End Twin Vancouver Share

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PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €433 PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings 2. Multi Trip Savings 3. Triple Share Savings

SAVE €433 SAVE UP TO €109 SAVE UP TO €1625 PP

4. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

* All prices are per person, twin share. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, €129 per person.

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS

Ocean View and Vista Suites are also available. Please see trafalgar.com for pricing and details.

Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

Full payment for Land and Cruise is required 80 days prior to departure.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Live your passions on an exclusive Be My Guest visit to a family-owned winery in British Columbia. Savour farm-to-fork cuisine paired with the most exquisite local wines. (Day 10)

Guaranteed Room Share is not available on cruise and train. Single and Triple cruise staterooms are on a request basis only. Trip code: DTCA

ALTERNATIVE TRIP Check out our similar ‘Canada from East to West' trip. With fewer inclusions on our Costsaver itineraries, you decide what you want to experience. Visit costsavertour.com

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ARRIVE TORONTO (2 NIGHTS) Canada's multicultural metropolis of Toronto launches your journey across Eastern Canada. Relax after your journey, then meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception this evening. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton Centre Toronto NIAGARA FALLS SIGHTSEEING Witness Mother Nature's power first-hand when you journey to Niagara Falls and embark on an exhilarating boat ride to the base of Horseshoe Falls. You'll have some time on your own to explore Ontario's most enchanting village, Niagara-on-the-Lake. (B) TORONTO – KINGSTON Our day begins with an orientation tour. We ascend Toronto's iconic CN Tower before continuing to Kingston, a 17th-century former French trading post and gateway to a Thousand Islands. This evening, we set sail on our dinner cruise. (B, RD) Hotel: Delta Kingston Waterfront KINGSTON – OTTAWA Arriving in Ottawa, we embark on an introductory tour of Canada's capital. You'll have a full afternoon to explore the city on your terms. (B) Hotel: Sheraton Ottawa OTTAWA – QUEBEC CITY (2 NIGHTS) The sticky, rich flavours of Canada's traditional maple syrup will linger long after your morning stop at the local cabane a sucre (sugar shack). Then continue to Quebec City. (B, L) Hotel: Hotel Clarendon QUEBEC CITY SIGHTSEEING Embark on a captivating walk through the narrow streets of Old Quebec City, joining your Local Specialist for an in-depth discovery. (B) QUEBEC CITY – EASTERN TOWNSHIPS – MONTREAL (2 NIGHTS) Leave the city behind, bound for Quebec's picturesque Eastern Townships. Your journey will take you past pretty villages and rolling farmlands before arriving at Domaine Ives Hill for an exclusive 'Be My Guest' lunch. 'Connect With Locals' and learn how black currants are farmed, picked and processed into a variety of beverages. You'll have an opportunity to make your own black current tea and enjoy a tasting session, followed by a hearty lunch of locally sourced ingredients. Later, we'll make our way to Montreal. (B, BMG, ) Hotel: Le Centre Sheraton MONTREAL SIGHTSEEING Join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour revealing the splendour of historic sites in the colourful Old Port area and Downtown Montreal. After a free afternoon to explore, meet your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner in Old Montreal. (B, FD) DEPART MONTREAL OR TORONTO Bid a fond au revoir to newfound friends as you are transferred to either Montreal or Toronto International Airport. (B) For guests departing from Toronto, airport arrival will be at 4 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

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MARITIMES CRUISE OPTION Visit charming seaside towns with tidy whitewashed buildings where patriots once envisioned a nation of liberty for all.

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MONTREAL – CRUISE See the famous sights of Montreal before boarding the Holland America MS Zaandam or MS Amsterdam to set sail. (B, D)

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GULF OF SAINT LAWRENCE Travel along the Gulf of Saint Lawrence which fringes the shores of half of the Canadian provinces. (B, L, D)

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CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND Call in at Charlottetown, the capital of Canada's Prince Edward Island. (B, L, D)

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SYDNEY, NOVA SCOTIA Cruise to the port of Sydney where lighthouses stand sentinel on cliffside ledges. (B, L, D)

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HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA In Halifax, the ramparts of the Citadel await. (B, L, D)

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BAR HARBOR, MAINE Continuing south, Bar Harbor is the quintessential New England coastal town. (B, L, D)

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DISEMBARK BOSTON Disembark the ship in Boston today. (B) Airport arrival will be at approximately 10:00 a.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

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HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Visit a black currant farm in the Eastern Townships and meet the owner for a tour and tasting and afterward you'll create your own tea mix. Join the owner for a locallysourced hearty meal with wine. (Day 7)

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MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, €91 per person.

OTHER GREAT SAVINGS

Guaranteed Room Share is not available on land and cruise if cruise portion is purchased.

2. Multi Trip Savings

Inside Staterooms and Vista Suites are also available. Please see trafalgar.com for pricing and details.

4. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

1. Young Traveller Savings 3. Triple Share Savings

Full payment for Land and Cruise is required 80 days prior to departure.

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SAVE UP TO €195 PP

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ARRIVE ST. JOHN'S (2 NIGHTS) The colourful row houses of St. John's add character to North America's oldest city. You'll have the day to recover after your travels before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn St. John’s ST. JOHN'S SIGHTSEEING Nature takes centre stage this morning as we board the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve Boat Tour, keeping an eye out for puffins and whales (in season) in their natural habitat. Arriving in Petty Harbour, we meet a fisherman and 'Connect with Locals' over a 'Be My Guest' lunch at his restaurant. We'll learn about the significance of cod and snow crab fishing and how his family have been fishing for generations. We'll return to St. John's later and embark on a city tour, including Cape Spear, the most eastern point of America. (B, BMG, )

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ST JOHN’S – CUPIDS – FORTUNE – ST. PIERRE Gain insights into life in a 17th-century settlement when you visit Cupid's Legacy Centre and Plantation this morning with a Local Specialist. You'll see a magnificent collection of artifacts and interactive exhibits telling stories of that time, before continuing to Fortune where you'll board your ferry to St. Pierre. Enjoy a rare opportunity to stay overnight in the only part of New France that remains under French control (guests should pack an overnight bag). (B, D) Hotel: Hotel Roberts

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GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK Board your choice of boat tour this morning to explore the Gros Morne National Park your way. Enjoy live commentary about the geological wonders and rich cultural history of the bay or explore a spectacular glacier-carved land-locked fjord. Later, we'll visit the Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse. (B, D) GROS MORNE AREA – ST. ANTHONY An early start to the day sees us trace the rugged coastline of Western Newfoundland with a stop at the Arches Provincial Park. We'll 'Dive Into Culture' with a wild berry experience, tour and lunch before continuing to L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site for a tour of the UNESCO-listed 11th-century Viking settlement with a Local Specialist. (B, L, ) Hotel: Glenfell Heritage Hotel

RED BAY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE Join a Local Specialist this morning for a guided tour of the UNESCOlisted Red Bay National Historic Site, once a major whaling point on the Atlantic. You'll tour the tallest lighthouse of Atlantic Canada, Point Armour Lighthouse, followed by a Regional Dinner. (B, RD)

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L’ANSE AU CLAIR – BLANC SABLON – ST. BARBE – CORNERBROOK We leave Labrador bound for Newfoundland on the ferry. Encounter milennia of human history at the crossroads of four ancient cultures in Port aux Choix National Historic Site before stopping at the Captain James Cook National Historic Site. This evening we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with new friends at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' where we'll stay overnight. (B, FD, ) Hotel: Glynmill Inn

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HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Meet a local fisherman at his restaurant in Petty Harbour for insights into the cod-fishing industry and how his family has been involved for generations. (Day 2) DIVE INTO CULTURE in the French territory of St. Pierre where you'll learn about the local fishing heritage and way of life on the island. Visit the Lighthouse on Cape Bonavista. Savour the flavours of Newfoundland berries and fruits at Auk Island Winery. Meet a local boat builder in Twillingate. Enjoy a wild berry experience, tour and lunch at Dark Tickle Company. Learn how to shuck a scallop at a farm in Blanc Sablon. (Days 4, 5, 6, 10, 11) STAYS WITH STORIES Stay at The Glynmill Inn, a Tudor-style ‘Staff House' built for senior executives of the Newfoundland Pulp and Paper Company in the early 1900s. (Day 13) LOCAL SPECIALIST Cupid Legacy Centre and Plantation, Trinity, Terra Nova National Park, Gros Morne National Park, L’Anse aux Meadows National Historical Site, Red Bay National Historic Site. (Days 3, 6, 8, 10, 12)

DEPART CORNER BROOK – DEER LAKE Your journey at its end, take your transfer to Deer Lake Regional Airport. (B)

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, €155 per person. Trip code: DNNL

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ST. ANTHONY – ST. BARBE – BLANC SABLON – L’ANSE AU CLAIR (2 NIGHTS) Our first stop on today's journey to Labrador is in scenic Fisher Point, where we'll enjoy breakfast in a replica Viking sod hut. We'll take the ferry to Labrador in the afternoon, arriving in Blanc Sablon where we'll 'Dive Into Culture' during a visit to a scallop farm and learn how to shuck a scallop like a local. Taste the difference between a live and cooked scallop accompanied with wine. (B, ) Hotel: Northern Light Inn

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ARRIVE CANCUN Warm heart and soul on the sojourn to Mexico's Caribbean playground, Cancun. On arrival, you'll be met with a hearty Mexican bienvenido and transferred to your hotel, where you'll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception this evening. (WR) Hotel: InterContinental Presidente Cancun Resort CANCUN – EK BALAM – VALLADOLID – IZAMAL – MERIDA (2 NIGHTS) Delve into Mayan culture this morning during a visit to the Ek Balam acropolis, whose well-preserved stucco sculptures and painted hieroglyphic inscriptions provide a window into the Mayan soul. We'll journey to Valladolid, once Yucatan's capital and today a sleepy town. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, before continuing to the colonial jewel of Izamal, said to be the oldest city in the Yucatan. See its yellow buildings glow in the tropical sun and pay a visit to the Franciscan Monastery before ending your day in "The White City" of Merida. (B, L) Hotel: InterContinental Presidente Merida CELESTUN EXCURSION Visit the UNESCO-listed Celestún Biosphere Reserve, navigating the lagoons and canals in small boats in search of its famous flamingoes. This evening, we'll 'Connect with Locals', joining Chef Don Miguel in the Chaya Maya Mansion kitchen for Mayita cocktails and traditional dishes, at a 'Be My Guest' dinner. (B, L, BMG, ) MÉRIDA – CAMPECHE Ancient meets colonial in the Yucatan's cultural capital of Mérida, which we will have an opportunity to explore in-depth today. View the Paseo de Montejo lined with beautiful Spanish mansions, then visit the Mérida Museum to gain insights into the glories of the city's past. We'll travel to the port city of Campeche next, with its colourful colonial history and tales of marauding pirates. Stroll from the magnificent Puerta de Tierra—the main entrance to the Campeche's UNESCO-listed fortified old city—to the Puerta del Mar, which opens up to the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy an evening at leisure. (B) Hotel: Plaza Campeche CAMPECHE – EDZNÁ – UXMAL Immerse yourself in Mexico's Mayan Puuc culture and heritage in the abandoned city of Edzná. Savour smoky local flavours during a lunch featuring the Yucatecan specialities along La Ruta Puuc. We'll overnight in a historic hacienda 'Stay with a Story' that has attracted world leaders and royalty. (B, L, ) Hotel: Hacienda Uxmal Plantation and Museum UXMAL – SOTUTA DE PEÓN – CHICHÉN ITZÁ Few sites reflect the glories of Maya architecture better than the UNESCO-listed Uxmal. Gaze up at its excellent examples of Mayan construction. 'Dive into Culture' and learn about henequen (sisal fiber), the green gold of the Yucatán during the colonial era. Later this afternoon, we journey to our 'Stay with a Story' located next to the famous Mayan archaeological site of Chichén Itzá. (B, L, , ) Hotel: Mayaland

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Please note: This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps. Occasionally, the itinerary may be subject to delays or variations due to circumstances beyond our control; it is best enjoyed by the experienced traveller in good health who can take such variations in stride.

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Crossovers: These departures will operate as per the 2019 brochure. Itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €188 PP TRAVEL DIRECTOR TIP ”Get up early and take the time to explore the beautiful gardens of the Mayaland Hotel, where you can observe native plants like the Calabash Tree, Jackfruit and Mamey Sapote. You may also see wildlife such as the Summer Tanager that comes from Canada to breed and if you’re lucky, one of these fellows might steal from your breakfast bread.”

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HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Join Don Miguel in The White City of Merida for a traditional Mayan dinner, complete with a Mayita cocktail, live cooking demonstration and exceptional Mayan hospitality. (Day 3)

Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

STAYS WITH STORIES Stay at Hacienda Uxmal Plantation and Museum, featuring traditional Mayan and Spanish décor and at the Mayaland, as much of a landmark as the ancient sites that surround it. (Days 5, 6)

MORE TRIPS ONLINE Find more spectacular itineraries in magnificent Central America, available on our website. Visit trafalgar.com for details.

DIVE INTO CULTURE Learn about the production and use of henequen. (Day 6)

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, €83 per person. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Trip code: DYUC

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CHICHÉN ITZÁ SIGHTSEEING – CANCUN Rise with the birds and stroll through the ruins of the UNESCO-listed Chichén Itzá, savouring the rare opportunity to be the first visitors on site. This afternoon, we'll return to Cancun for some free time to embrace fun and freedom in this Caribbean beach playground. Our journey almost at its end, we'll join our travel companions for a lively Farewell Dinner. (B, FD) Hotel: InterContinental Presidente Cancun Resort

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ARRIVE SAN JOSÉ Learn the secrets of Pura Vida on this effortlessly delivered encounter with Costa Rica. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow expeditioners for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton San Jose SAN JOSÉ – BRAULIO CARRILLO NATIONAL PARK – TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS) Journey to San Isidro de Heredia, where we'll 'Dive into Culture' with master chocolatiers to learn about the history of chocolate and how it is produced at this small workshop. Take a journey upriver to Tortuguero, where you'll visit the Green Turtle Research Station. (B, L, D, ) Hotel: Laguna Lodge Tortuguero TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING Explore Tortuguero's lush waterways today. If you're lucky enough to be visiting during nesting season, join an optional walk to witness turtles laying their eggs. (B, L, D) TORTUGUERO – SARAPIQUÍ Meet the Tico family for a 'Dive into Culture' experience at their palm plantation to learn about and sample the delicate heart of palm. Enjoy a leisurely hike in Sarapiquí, then a 'Be My Guest' with the owners of your hotel, providing a 'Connect with Locals' experience, as they prepare a special BBQ meal just for you. (B, L, BMG, , ) Hotel: Hotel La Quinta Sarapiqui Lodge SARAPIQUÍ – ARENAL Embark on an optional rafting trip^. We 'Connect with Locals', joining the Quintana Family for a 'Be My Guest' lunch at their eco-friendly hacienda. 'Make a Difference' and learn how your visit contributes to the local community. We continue to Arenal Volcano, where we spend the afternoon relaxing. (B, BMG, , ) Hotel: Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa ARENAL – MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST (2 NIGHTS) Visit Monteverde Cloud Forest, then meet a native Quaker, and Local Specialist, who will share stories of Old Town Monteverde. This evening, relish some of the best views as you enjoy dinner. (B, D) Hotel: El Establo Mountain Hotel MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST SIGHTSEEING Join your guide for an excursion through Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and later walk above the jungle floor on its Sky Walk^. We toast to our eco-adventure at a Farewell Dinner. (B, FD) MONTEVERDE – DEPART LIBERIA OR SAN JOSÉ Transfer to either Liberia or San José International Airports or travel on to Guanacaste Beach for those extending their stay. (B) Airport arrival will be at 11:30 a.m. for both San José and Liberia airport, please be aware when booking your flights.

Note: For activities marked with a caret (^) in the day-by-day itinerary, participation is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required. For the more remote areas of Costa Rica (such as Tortuguero and Sarapiquí), we use the best available hotel facilities with comfortable but simple guestrooms and eco-friendly amenities perfectly suited to the natural surroundings. This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps and sometimes through heavy showers (rain ponchos provided). This journey is best enjoyed by the experienced traveller in good health and who can take such conditions in stride.

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€900 per person twin share €775 single supplment This is a locally hosted extension.

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MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share.

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €178 PP

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, €87 per person. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Luggage: For the two night excursion to Tortuguero National Park guests are permitted to bring a maximum of 25 lbs (11 kg) of luggage. Your primary suitcase will be transferred and securely stored at your Sarapiquí hotel. Trip code: LCRE

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Check out our similar ‘Costa Rica Adventure' trip. With fewer inclusions on our Costsaver itineraries, you decide what you want to experience. Visit costsavertour.com

Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS A special BBQ meal is prepared for you in Serapiqui and you'll join Don Alberto and Doña Ana Quintana for a traditional Costa Rican lunch at their Hacienda Pozo Azul, a 2000-acre working ranch. (Days 4, 5)

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

DIVE INTO CULTURE Indulge in gourmet chocolate made from the world's best cacao beans. Visit a Tico family's palm plantation to learn about and sample the delicate heart of palm. (Days 2, 4)

MORE TRIPS ONLINE

LOCAL SPECIALIST Listen to a Quaker share stories of the beginning of Monteverde's colourful history. (Day 6)

See our Monkeys, Jungles and Volcanoes itinerary for more family fun in Costa Rica. Available on trafalgar.com.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE Visit the Quintana Family's Hacienda Pozo Azul and discover how they reduce their carbon footprint and support the local economy. (Day 5)

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ARRIVE LIMA (2 NIGHTS) Meet your local host on arrival and transfer to your hotel in the fashionable barrio of Miraflores. This evening, you'll join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception at 6 p.m. (WR) Hotel: Hilton Miraflores LIMA SIGHTSEEING Join your 'Local Specialist' for a city tour that reveals Lima's colonial splendour. Later, you'll embark on a scenic walk through Miraflores with your Travel Director. (B) LIMA – CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY (2 NIGHTS) We'll fly to Cusco this morning, where you will enjoy a local Peruvian lunch. Then we'll 'Dive into Culture', meeting a Shaman who will perform a special ceremony to welcome us to Peru. (B, L, D, ) Hotel: Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel and Wellness SACRED VALLEY 'Connect with Locals' over a 'Be My Guest' lunch, learn about the culture surrounding the production of Giant White Corn. Revel in the romance of the local Marinera dance and admire the showmanship of the Peruvian Paso horses. This evening, meet 'Local Specialist', Peter Frost, a writer, photographer and independent scholar who has explored the Andes and Amazon for 47 years. (B, BMG, ) SACRED VALLEY – MACHU PICCHU Visit the mystical Incan stronghold of Ollantaytambo, a village in the Sacred Valley. Then, ascend to the Lost City in the Clouds aboard the Vistadome train (light snack included), joining your 'Local Specialist'. (B, D) Hotel: Sumaq Machu Picchu MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO (2 NIGHTS) We’ll spend one last morning exploring Machu Picchu on our own. Next, we'll journey back to the Sacred Valley by train, stopping en route to Cusco to 'Dive into Culture' and learn about the natural dyeing techniques used by native weavers. Visit the Pisac handicraft market followed by sampling the sweet flavours of chicha. Then we 'Our 'Stay with a Story' tonight is a centuries-old mansion located in the historic centre of Cusco. (B, , ) Hotel: Palacio del Inka, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel CUSCO SIGHTSEEING Begin your day at the ruins of the UNESCO-listed Sacsayhuaman fortress. Your 'Local Specialist' will guide you through Cusco's colonial centre. Later, you'll join another 'Local Specialist' who will reveal insights into the nearby 13th century Incan settlement of Qoriwayrachina. The afternoon is free. (B)

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Please note: In some locations you will be required to walk on uneven terrain and climb stairs without handrails. You should be in good health and be able to walk without assistance. This trip also experiences high elevations so we recommend guests with preexisting medical conditions talk with a doctor prior to travel.

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Visit Hacienda "Sarapampa", a quechua word meaning corn field, and savour Peruvian farm-to-table cuisine. You’ll have a chance to watch a Marinera performance. (Day 4) STAYS WITH STORIES Stay at the centuries-old Palacio del Inka in the historic heart of Cusco. (Day 6) DIVE INTO CULTURE Meet a Shaman who will perform a Pago a la Tierra ceremony. Visit a local chicheria for a traditional chicha tasting. Learn about the natural dyeing techniques used by native weavers and visit Bodega El Catador to learn about and taste the finest pisco in the country. (Days 3, 6, 11) LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Lima, Machu Picchu, Cusco, at Qoriwayrachina, the Peruvian altiplano, Lake Titicaca and at the Larco Museum. (Days 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12)

CUSCO SIGHTSEEING – JULIACA – PUNO (2 NIGHTS) Fly to Juliaca and meet a 'Local Specialist' to learn about daily life on the Peruvian altiplano. After an included lunch, we'll visit Sillustani. Explore the towering chullpas (above ground tombs) before travelling to Puno. (B, L) Hotel: Libertador Lake Titicaca

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LAKE TITICACA EXCURSION Cruise Lake Titicaca with a 'Local Specialist', passing floating islands constructed by the Uros Indians. On Taquile Island, we'll embark on a private tour to gain insights into the tradition of knitting and weaving. Enjoy a lunch here and learn more about the islanders' unique way of life upon islets make of totora reeds, tonight, we indulge in a Trafalgar highlight—a Regional Dinner at our favourite local restaurant in Puno. (B, L, RD)

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PUNO – JULIACA – LIMA – PARACAS (2 NIGHTS) Return to Lima this morning, then continue your journey to Paracas. (B, L, D) Hotel: Aranwa Paracas Resort and Spa

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Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

Customise your holiday by adding a 5 day Peruvian Amazon pre-extension, 3 Day Easter Island post-extension or 6 Day Quito and Galapagos Islands cruise. See trafalgar.com for more information.

YOUR HOLIDAY PLANNER Price PP Start Lima ◆■ TU 01 OCT ◆■ TU 15 OCT

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3950

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4095

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4250 4095

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MO 11 MAY SA 23 MAY

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■ MO 06 JUL SA 18 JUL ● MO 13 JUL SA 25 JUL ● MO 27 JUL SA 08 AUG

● MO 10 AUG SA 22 AUG 4095 ■ MO 31 AUG SA 12 SEP 4095

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● MO 05 OCT SA 17 OCT 4050 ■ MO 12 OCT SA 24 OCT 4050 ■ MO 26 OCT SA 07 NOV 4050 ■ MO 09 NOV SA 21 NOV 4050 ● MO 30 NOV SA 12 DEC 4050

Single Supplement (add to price above):

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Crossovers: These departures will operate as per the 2019 brochure. Itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.

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3

Galapagos Legend East Cruise (Ref LGCE) available on this departure. See trafalgar.com for details.

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €425 PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings 2. Multi Trip Savings 3. Triple Share Savings

SAVE €425 SAVE UP TO €107 SAVE UP TO €75 PP

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MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Drivers, €128 per person. Land and Intra Air prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Lima-Cusco, Cusco-Juliaca and Juliaca-Lima and require purchase of round-trip air travel on LATAM airline between your gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities (ticket number required). If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2019. For up-to-date information, visit trafalgar.c om Note: On the train to Machu Picchu, only hand luggage (overnight bag) can be taken. Your suitcase will be securely stored and returned to you in Cusco. Passport: Guest passport information for flights is required at time of final payment. Trip code: LLIA

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• CITY TOUR in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Airesm

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an optional trip into the countryside to a traditional estancia (ranch)–a unique opportunity to share a drink with the local gauchos (cowboys) and learn about their lives. Admire their consummate horsemanship during a lively equestrian show before sitting down to a traditional parrillada (barbecue) lunch. Tonight, we 'Connect with Locals', joining a local family in Palermo Soho for a 'Be My Guest' Farewell Dinner of delicious family dishes paired with local wine. Learn the secrets of kneading country bread and see how typical Argentinian crafts are made. (B, BMG, )

ARRIVE RIO DE JANEIRO (3 NIGHTS) Launch your leisurely exploration of South America to the sultry beats of the Bossa Nova and Samba. A local host will take you to your hotel where you'll enjoy superb oceanviews of Copacabana beach. This evening, we enjoy a festive Welcome Reception with our Travel Director and fellow travellers. (WR) Hotel: Miramar by Windsor, Oceanview Rooms RIO DE JANEIRO SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE The rhythm of Rio is yours to explore this morning. Join your Travel Director to delve into the captivating contrasts of Brazil's cidade maravilhosa (marvellous city). See the 18th century Carioca Aqueduct, colonial Candelaria Church, and the home of the Rio Carnival, the Sambodromo. Journey high above Guanabara Bay and summit Sugarloaf Mountain via cable car for a “pinch me moment” of inspiring bay and city views. Spend the evening at leisure. (B) RIO DE JANEIRO SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE Iconic Christ the Redeemer welcomes you to the hunched outcrop of Corcovado, sharing his impressive panoramic. This afternoon, soak in the shores of Copacabana and Ipanema. Sip a caipirinha or two, which you'll learn to mix this evening, followed by a sizzling barbecue at a local churrascaria Regional Dinner. Bom proveito! (B, RD) RIO DE JANEIRO – IGUASSU FALLS (2 NIGHTS) Spend your lazy moments in Rio soaking up the laid-back carioca life before you 'Dive into Culture' at a local Samba School to see their preparations for Carnival Week. You'll learn how to sway those hips to the tunes of Mais que nada and The Girl from Ipanema during your visit. From the intoxicating beat of Rio to the thundering roar of Iguassu, we fly to the magnificent falls that straddle the borders of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. This evening, we'll enjoy dinner together, pondering Rio's party vibe and the inspiring force of nature nearby. (B, D, ) Hotel: Wish Resort, Foz do Iguassu IGUASSU FALLS SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE Explore the UNESCO-listed Iguassu National Park with a 'Local Specialist', walking through the rainforest to the base of the falls before indulging in lunch at a local restaurant. Consider one of our optional experiences this afternoon, a jetboat ride to the base of the falls^ or a visit to a tropical bird reserve, home to more than 500 species of birds. (B, L)

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DEPART BUENOS AIRES Transfer to the airport for your flight home or choose to extend your stay at the InterContinental Buenos Aires. (B)

Note: For activities marked with a caret (^) in the day-by-day itinerary, participation is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required.

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Drivers, €97 per person. Land and Intra Air : prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Rio de Janeiro-Iguassu Falls and Iguassu Falls-Buenos Aires and require purchase of round-trip air travel on LATAM between your gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities (ticket number required). If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2019. For up-to-date information, visit trafalgar.com. Passport: Guest passport information for flights is required at time of final payment. Trip code: LISA

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2925 2925

FR 08 MAY SA 16 MAY 2825 FR 22 MAY SA 30 MAY 2825

◆ FR 01 NOV SA 09 NOV 2925 ◆ FR 15 NOV SA 23 NOV 2925 ◆ FR 29 NOV SA 07 DEC 2850

FR 05 JUN SA 13 JUN 2825 FR 12 JUN SA 20 JUN 2825

◆ FR 06 DEC SA 14 DEC

2020 FR 17 JAN SA 25 JAN FR 24 JAN SA 01 FEB FR 31 JAN SA 08 FEB

2850 2775 2775 2775

Twin Share

FR 10 JUL SA 18 JUL 2825 FR 17 JUL SA 25 JUL 2825 FR 24 JUL SA 01 AUG 2825 FR 07 AUG SA 15 AUG 2825 FR 21 AUG SA 29 AUG 2825

FR 14 FEB SA 22 FEB 2825 FR 28 FEB SA 07 MAR 2825

FR 18 SEP SA 26 SEP 2825 FR 25 SEP SA 03 OCT 2825

FR 13 MAR SA 21 MAR 2825 FR 20 MAR SA 28 MAR 2825 FR 27 MAR SA 04 APR 2825

FR 02 OCT SA 10 OCT 2825 FR 16 OCT SA 24 OCT 2825

FR 03 APR SA 11 APR 2825 FR 10 APR SA 18 APR 2825 FR 24 APR SA 02 MAY 2375

FR 06 NOV SA 14 NOV 2775 FR 04 DEC SA 12 DEC 2775

Single Supplement (add to price above):

€975 PP

Exc eptions

€895 PP

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2019 Departures:

Crossovers: These departures will operate as per the 2019 brochure. Itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €283 PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings

SAVE €283 SAVE UP TO €71 SAVE UP TO €150 PP

4. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS

DIVE INTO CULTURE Visit a Samba school to see and experience this symbol of Brazil and the important role it plays in Rio's incredible Carnival. Experience the beauty of the Tango and learn about its traditions. (Days 4, 7)

Check out our similar 'South American Samba' trip. With fewer inclusions on our Costsaver itineraries, you decide what you want to experience. Visit costsavertour.com

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Dine at the home of a local family in the bohemian neighbourhood of Palermo Soho with its European-style houses and hip attitude. (Day 8)

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

LOCAL SPECIALIST For sightseeing on both sides of Iguassu Falls and in Buenos Aires. (Days 5, 6, 7)

MORE TRIPS ONLINE Find more spectacular journeys to South America on trafalgar.com.

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Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

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Customise your holiday by adding a 4 day Brazilian Amazon pre-extension or 3 day Easter Island postextension. See trafalgar.com for more information.

BUENOS AIRES SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE Our day together is spent on a paseo with a 'Local Specialist'. We'll walk through the wide boulevards of this beautiful capital admiring the spirit of a city whose European and Latin American influences can be seen around every turn. This evening, we linger over a delicious Regional Dinner and 'Dive into Culture' watching the passionate, fiery and precise steps of some of Buenos Aires' most talented Tango dancers. (B, RD, )

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IGUASSU FALLS – BUENOS AIRES (3 NIGHTS) Crossing the Argentinian border, we join our 'Local Specialist' for a walk along the long catwalk suspended above the swirling waters of the Iguassu River. View the chaotic crush of water pouring down Devil's Throat Falls, then board an open-air ecological jungle train for a different perspective of the mighty cascades. Our Iguassu adventure at its end, we'll board a flight to Buenos Aires. (B) Hotel: InterContinental Buenos Aires

BUENOS AIRES AT LEISURE Get under the skin of Buenos Aires today—a full day to pursue your own interests in the 'Paris of South America'. Feeling adventurous? Consider

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1 COUNTRY

29 MEALS

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YOUR SIZZLING LOVE AFFAIR WITH COLUMBIA BEGINS IN VIBRANT BOGOTÁ, WITH STIRRING ENCOUNTERS IN MEDELLIN, CHARMING CARTAGENA AND THE BREATHTAKING BEAUTY OF THE COFFEE TRIANGLE MAKING THIS A SOUTH AMERICAN ADVENTURE TO REMEMBER FOREVER.

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Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá

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ARRIVE BOGOTA (3 NIGHTS) Your journey through Columbia begins in its colourful capital, Bogotá – a delightfully vibrant city whose youthful energy connects seamlessly with the traditions of its colonial past. Relax after your journey, then meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception this evening. (WR) Hotel: B.O.G. BOGOTA SIGHTSEEING Visit the Paloquemao Market this morning with a 'Local Specialist' Chef. Enthusiastic vendors will vie for your attention as you admire their stalls laden with locally grown produce, which you'll have an opportunity to taste before leaving the noise behind for the elegance of the city's historic Old City. Embark on a guided walking tour of La Candelaria, with its elegant colonial façades dating back to the 16th century. You'll discover the pivotal role of gold in attracting the Spanish conquistadors to the area when you visit the Museum of Gold, then head to a local restaurant for a rustic meal incorporating some of the ingredients that were purchased during this morning's market visit. This afternoon, your choice of included sightseeing with a 'Local Specialist' could see you take a guided visit to an emerald workshop or you may choose to visit the Botero Museum, housing one of Latin America's most important art collections. Your third alternative is a guided visit to Montserrate, ascending over 10,000 feet above sea level via funicular to see the sprawling city below. You'll have the rest of the afternoon at leisure to explore on your own before joining your travel companions for a 'Dive into Culture' for a Regional Dinner at a favourite haunt of the Bogotá locals. (B, L, RD, ) SALT CATHEDRAL OF ZIPAQUIRA Join your 'Local Specialist' this morning for a spiritual encounter in the tunnels of a former underground salt mine. Nearly 200 meters underground, there is a special experience waiting for you: a stunning cathedral unlike any other you have ever seen, as it is built inside the depths of a salt mine. The spectacular cathedral is illuminated by hundreds of multicolored lights; the walls and pillars of salt shimmer and sparkle as the lights illuminate this underground church. The rest of the day is free. (B, L) BOGOTA SIGHTSEEING – COFFEE TRIANGLE (2 NIGHTS) The rich aroma of Arabica beckons as we board our flight from Bogotá to Columbia's famed Coffee Triangle, designated Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia by UNESCO. Enjoy a scenic jeep drive into the lush countryside to a coffee plantation, joining the owner's family for lunch. Columbia has shared its tawny treasure with the world since the early 19th century and you'll have an opportunity to savour its complex flavours first-hand when you join Juan Pablo Echeverry at his hacienda and historic farm for a memorable Columbian "coffee baptism" experience. Later, enjoy a relaxing evening on your own with dinner at your hotel. Casa San Carlos Lodge, your 'Stay with Story,' has been primarily built with bamboo, providing views across well kept gardens and open farmland, in the heart of the coffee region. (B, L, ) Hotel: Casa San Carlos Lodge, Pereira FILANDIA, SALENTO AND COCORA VALLEY Head back into the countryside this morning, bound for the lush Cocora Valley, home to the world's tallest palm trees. During a Jeepao Show, you'll encounter the curious local tradition dedicated to the Coffee Triangle's beloved Willys Jeeps or mulitas mécanicas (mechanical mules). 'Dive into Culture' meeting inhabitants of these small and rural coffee communities. Witness how Columbia's own ‘cowboys' overload their vehicles with anything that isn't

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bolted down. Leave these teetering towers behind for a delicious lunch of smoked trout at a local trout farm. Columbia's love affair with coffee continues later during a visit to Café Jesus, where you'll learn how to create delicate images in the generous foam of a latté. Work off your caffeine buzz during an optional walk beneath the canopy of lofty wax palms before returning to your hotel for dinner and the traditional Colombian game of tejos. (B, L, D, ) 6

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COFFEE TRIANGLE – MEDELLIN (2 NIGHTS) This morning sees us fly to the modern metropolis of Medellin. You'll find sanctuary amidst the soaring skyscrapers when you enjoy lunch at the city's Botanical Gardens, then join your 'Local Specialist' for a visit to the Antioquia Museum, featuring permanent collections of preColumbian, colonial and contemporary art. 'Connect with Locals' and meet the lecturer of the museum. Gain insights into Medellin's reputation and history as the so-called crime capital of the world and its evolution as an up-and-coming urban hub during an exclusive talk. This evening enjoy dinner with your travel companions at a favourite local restaurant. (B, L, RD, ) Hotel: NH Collection Royal

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FR 17 JAN WE 29 JAN

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€1075 PP

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €450 PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings 2. Multi Trip Savings

SAVE €450 SAVE UP TO €113

3. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Meet the Davila family, Santa Marta's most prominent and influential family, inside Tayrona National Park. (Day 9) DIVE INTO CULTURE Dinner at a favourite haunt of the Bogotá locals. Meet locals of small and rural coffee communities. Meet a flower farmer at a local finca. Discover Carnival de Barranquilla and meet the reigning Carnival Queen (Days 2, 5, 7, 10) STAYS WITH STORIES The Casa San Carlos Lodge, in the heart of the coffee region, has been primarily built with bamboo and many pieces found throughout the lodge have been made by local artisans. (Day 4) LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Bogota, Coffee Triangle, Medellin, Santa Marta, Baranquilla, Cartagena. (Days 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12)

TAYRONA NATIONAL PARK Visit Tayrona National Park, a magical slice of Colombia’s Caribbean coast. You will be led by ‘Local Specialists’ through lush rainforest to a private beachfront estate, right inside the national park, where you’ll be welcomed by the Davila family, the most prominent and influential family in Santa Marta. Enjoy an al fresco ‘Be My Guest’ lunch and learn about this local family, their ancestors, their active involvement in the development of Santa Marta, and their status as South America’s largest producers of organic food and leaders in sustainable farming. You will also meet Dr. Santiago Giraldo of the ProSierra Nevada Foundation, flown in directly from Bogota by Trafalgar for the occasion. Dr. Giraldo, recipient of a TreadRight Foundation grant, will describe how this grant will enable him to manage his careful and sustainable development plan for the elusive indigenous tribes. He will be joined by local indigenes for you to engage with and learn from. After lunch, there is some time at leisure before returning to Santa Marta for a spectacular Regional Dinner served at Don Davila’s private Marina Club. (B, RD, BMG, , )

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4495 4495

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MEDELLIN – SANTA MARTA (2 NIGHTS) The sun-kissed beaches of Santa Marta await and after a short flight this morning, you'll be transferred to Mamancana Private Game Reserve. This scenic natural sanctuary provides a beautiful backdrop for a private lunch of local favourites. Later, check in to your hotel on one of the most beautiful bays in The Americas. This evening, cross the street for a cocktail reception at the marina. (B, L) Hotel: AC Marriott

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SANTA ELENA AND ARVÍ PARK SIGHTSEEING This morning, meet your 'Local Specialist' and drive to Santa Elena, a mountainside town renowned for its floral exports. 'Dive into Culture' at a local finca and meet the Silletero (flower farmer), who will share how flowers have been grown in the area for centuries. Enjoy a guided walk and picnic lunch at Arvi Park, an ecological nature preserve and Pre-Hispanic archeological sit. Take Medellin's famous aerial lift system and then escalators up to Comuna 13 and see how this reinvented neighbourhood has been transformed. You'll meet a local resident whose story will move you as he recounts the atrocities he experienced when Comuna 13 was dubbed as the world's murder capital. (B, L, )

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SANTA MARTA – BARRANQUILLA – CARTAGENA (3 NIGHTS) Begin your journey to Cartagena with a scenic drive along the coast to Baranquilla, the “City of Open Arms”. Here you'll enjoy lunch and join a 'Local Specialist' who will share insights into the UNESCOlisted Carnival de Barranquilla. 'Dive into Culture' and meet the reigning Carnival Queen of one of the biggest carnivals in the world, seeing the city come to a standstill for four days with many street dances and parades. Arrive at your hotel in Cartagena, superbly situated in the heart of Cartagena's Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This evening you'll have the choice of three top restaurants, for a your choice dining experience, all within walking distance from your hotel. (B, L, YC, ) Hotel: Charleston Santa Teresa CARTAGENA SIGHTSEEING Embark on a guided walking tour of the Old City nestled within the fortress walls built in the 16th century by the Spanish. Visit the Palace of the Inquisition and San Pedro Claver Convent, share the locals' love for fine seafood at a popular restaurant. Afterward, stroll back to your hotel while learning about Gabriel Garcia Marquez, literature giant and Nobel Prize winner while your guide points out the places mentioned in his books. You'll have the rest of the day on your own. (B, L)

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CARTAGENA SIGHTSEEING Explore Cartagena and surrounds on your terms this morning. Your choice of included sightseeing could see you embark on a tour of Cartagena. Or, consider taking a tour to the fishing village of La Boquilla for first-hand insights into the locals' seafaring traditions. Let the sultry afroColumbian rhythms set the pace as you settle in for a fun folkloric show, then canoe through the mangroves to watch the local fishermen ply their artisanal fishing trade. Returning to Cartagena, your final evening will be the most memorable yet as you board a local Chiva (party) bus to your restaurant, toasting to an epic journey with new friends. (B, FD) DEPART CARTAGENA Bid a fond adios to newfound friends as you are transferred to Cartagena Airport. (B)

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Drivers, €148 per person. Land and Intra Air prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between BogotaCoffee Triangle, Coffee Triangle-BogotaMedellin, and Medellin-Santa Marta. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2019. For up-to-date information, visit trafalgar.c om Passport: Guest passport information for flights is required at time of final payment. Trip code: LCOL

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

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1 COUNTRY

26 MEALS

FROM €9975 PP*

YOUR HOLIDAY PLANNER

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ARRIVE USHUAIA Welcome to Ushuaia, your

gateway to Antarctica. Upon arrival you will be met and escorted to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore on your own terms. Hotel: Arakur Spa

10-11 DRAKE PASSAGE We leave the dramatic polar

landscape behind, returning via Drake Passage to Ushuaia. Spend your days on board discovering further insights about the Antarctic and enjoy a Farewell Dinner with new friends. (B, L, D)

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3-4 DRAKE PASSAGE We leave Cape Horn and

islands of Tierra del Fuego behind us, bound for the swirling convergence of the Atlantic, Pacific and Southern oceans. (B, L, D)

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DISEMBARK USHUAIA After breakfast, we disembark and take a transfer to the airport or consider extending your stay in Ushuaia. (B) Airport arrival will be at noon; please be aware when booking flights.

15 Feb 20 to 26 Feb 20:

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Cruise Taxes and Gratuities: price includes all taxes and US$250 gratuities to shipboard personnel and cruise guides.

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

This land and c ruise experienc e to Antarc tic a is offered on an independent basis. Find more details about the offered cabin categories on this once in a lifetime journey

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ANTARCTICA PENINSULA Immerse yourself in the incomparably beautiful landscapes of the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula. Stretch your sea legs, embarking on Zodiac excursions to experience this wilderness first hand. Watch the sun glisten on the golden furs of seals lazing on ice floes, slide down snowy slopes and kayak through the icy waters in search of whales and penguins. Spend your days cruising past protected bays and glacial peaks, weaving in and out this untouched island chain – a journey filled with “pinch me moments”. (B, L, D)

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SLICE THROUGH THE ICY WATERS OF DRAKES PASSAGE TO A VAST WILDERNESS THAT LIES BEYOND THE REALM OF MAN— AN EPIC JOURNEY THROUGH THE SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS AND ANTARCTIC PENINSULA.

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ARRIVE TOKYO (2 NIGHTS) Your in-depth exploration of Japan begins in Tokyo. On arrival at Narita or Haneda Airport, take a shuttle bus transfer to your centrally located hotel, where you'll join your Travel Director and fellow guests for a Welcome Reception drink and local appetisers. (WR) Hotel: New Otani Garden Tower TOKYO SIGHTSEEING We launch our City Tour in the old-time entertainment centre of Asakusa, where we'll encounter the Sensoji Buddhist Temple. One of Tokyo's most colourful and popular temples, Sensoji has been rebuilt countless times since it was founded in 628, making it Tokyo's oldest temple site. Strolling down Nakamise next, we immerse ourselves in the sights and sounds of shitamachi (downtown Tokyo), admiring the wooden dolls, colourful chiyogami (origami paper) and traditional Japanese sweets. We'll ascend Tokyo Skytree, the world's highest free-standing broadcasting tower for panoramic views of the city, then enjoy the rest of the day at leisure or on an Optional Experience where a professional stylist will dress you in a traditional Japanese kimono. (B) TOKYO - LAKE YAMANAKAKO Our first stop today is the Imperial Palace Plaza from where the two bridges that form the entrance to the inner grounds of the Imperial Palace can be viewed. We'll have the opportunity to explore the leafy Imperial Palace East Gardens before continuing our City Tour. At the Edo-Tokyo Museum, we delve into the history and culture of Tokyo's Edo era, then continue to the Ginza district where we'll learn how to make sushi with a 'Local Specialist'. We venture to the Five Lakes District next, keeping a keen eye out for the UNESCO listed Mt. Fuji which dominates the landscape. (B, L, D) Hotel: Fuji Marriott Yamanakako LAKE YAMANAKAKO - MT. FUJI - TAKAYAMA Visit Oshino Hakkai, a small rural village in the Fuji Five Lakes district, renowned for eight natural spring water ponds that are fed by melted snow from Mt. Fuji. Admire the reflections of the sky and landscapes in its clear waters, then ascend Mt. Fuji by road to 2,300 metres at the 5th station. Ride up Mt. Tenjo on the Kachikachiyama Ropeway next, for jaw-dropping views (weather permitting) of Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchiko. Then, journey through the Japanese Alps to the beautiful hillside town of Takayama, before enjoying dinner at the hotel. (B, D) Hotel: Associa Takayama Resort TAKAYAMA - GOKAYAMA - KANAZAWA (2 NIGHTS) Immerse yourself in tradition as you walk through the Edo-style streets of Takayama's Old Town. Indulge a lunch of Japanese Hida-gyu – beef from a black-haired Japanese cattle breed, renowned as one of the finest quality varieties of beef. Journey back in time this afternoon during a visit to the peaceful UNESCO-listed Gokayama, a mountain village set amidst five valleys. Admire the unique construction of the local Gasshozukuri wooden houses that have been built without the use of nails with steeply sloped thatched roofs to prevent snow from building up on them. Next, meet a local family in one of these houses, then 'Dive Into Culture' observing local artisans making washi paper and trying your hand at making your own. 'Make A Difference' to the sustainability of this small business during your visit. Stay overnight in Kanazawa. (B, L, , ) Hotel: Kanazawa Tokyu KANAZAWA SIGHTSEEING Join a 'Local Specialist' this morning to learn the secrets of painting gold leaf, a delicate craft the Japanese have been perfecting since the 16th century. Continue to the tranquil gardens of Kenrokuen, which took shape over a hundred years to emerge as one of Japan's most beautiful gardens. Connecting with your exquisite natural surrounds, you'll Connect With Locals WR Welcome Reception B Breakfast

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stroll through ornate landscapes and past ponds and temples. Take a short walk through the Omicho market next to see the local fish catch and enjoy an insider's view of everyday life in a busy coastal town. Then, visit the Nagamachi District with its beautifully preserved samurai houses that line the traditional stone streets. Here you will gain first-hand insights into samurai life during a visit to the Nomura house, an elegant samurai mansion. (B) 7

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Gion Festival: Takes place annually in Kyoto for the entire month of July.

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CONNECT WITH LOCALS A kaiseki lunch at a traditional Japanese ryokan home near Kyoto where you will learn about local customs. (Day 7) DIVE INTO CULTURE Sample Japanese sake during a walking tour in the Edo-style streets of Takayama Old Town. Learn how local artisans make Japanese washi paper in the UNESCO village of Gokayama. (Day 5)

MAKE A DIFFERENCE Help support a local business with a visit to a washi paper workshop. You'll watch the family at work, and test your paper-making skills for yourself. (Day 5)

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €420 PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings 2. Multi Trip Savings 3. Triple Share Savings

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* All prices are per person, twin share. Visas are generally not required for Japan but please contact your travel agent for more information.

More Japan itineraries available on our website including our 13 day Splendours of Japan with Hiroshima and 10 day Classic Japan. Please see trafalgar.com for details.

Cherry Blossom season varies between different regions of Japan and is dependent on weather conditions. Late March to early April are the most likely times to experience it on this trip but this is not guaranteed.

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

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Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

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DELIGHT YOUR EVERY SENSE DURING THIS ENCOUNTER WITH THE SOARING MONUMENTS AND SCENIC LANDSCAPES OF NORTHERN INDIA – FROM BUSTLING DELHI TO THE JUNGLES OF RANTHAMBORE, HILLTOP FORTRESSES TO ROYAL TREASURES.

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• CITY TOUR of Delhi and Jaipur • VISIT Jama Masjid, the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar in Delhi, the Agra Fort, the Taj Mahal in Agra, Ranthambore National Park, the City Palace and Amber Fort in Jaipur, Narlai, Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada in Jodhpur • VIEW the Palace of Winds in Jaipur • SEE the Red Fort, Parliament House and India Gate in Delhi

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ARRIVE DELHI (3 NIGHTS) India's vibrant capital extends a lively welcome, launching an unforgettable journey through northern India's most exquisite sights. On arrival in Delhi, you'll be transferred to your hotel where you'll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception with drinks and local appetisers this evening. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton New Delhi

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DELHI SIGHTSEEING Embark on an exhilarating rickshaw ride, navigating the busy streets of Old Delhi. See the Red Fort, the former home of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty, before riding through the colourful Chandni Chowk market. Later, visit Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India, followed by free time this afternoon to relax or explore. (B, ) DELHI SIGHTSEEING 'Dive Into Culture' this morning, embarking on a guided walking tour to discover the work done by the Salaam Baalak Trust. Your visit will 'Make A Difference' to this non-profit organisation which provides a caring environment for street children. Later, walk through the bazaar of Paharganj, then indulge in lunch at a local restaurant. Head to the district of New Delhi to visit the UNESCO-listed Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar before driving past Parliament House and India Gate. (B, L, , )

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DELHI - AGRA Visit the UNESCO-listed Agra Fort and stroll through the chambers of a royal residence that lay at the centre of the dynasty until the 17th century. As you drive through the city's crowded streets, connect with its vibrant spirit and raw energy. (B, D) Hotel: Double Tree by Hilton AGRA - RANTHAMBORE (2 NIGHTS) Gaze at the sun-kissed white marble of the Taj Mahal, arriving just before sunrise. Learn how this well-preserved landmark stands today as a monument of love, then return to your hotel for breakfast. Later today, travel to Ranthambore and upon arrival check into your hotel for dinner and your overnight stay. (B, L, D) Hotel: The Tigress Ranthambore RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK Start the day with an early morning visit to Ranthambore National Park, which was once the hunting ground of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Keep your camera at the ready to hopefully snap a few photographs of the resident tigers. Afterwards return to your hotel for breakfast followed by some time to relax. After lunch venture out into the park for another visit and watch for glimpses of the various species of bird and wildlife. Dinner is served this evening at your hotel. (B, L, D) RANTHAMBORE - JAIPUR (2 NIGHTS) Continue your journey to Jaipur, the Pink City. After lunch, visit the ornate City Palace at the heart of the Old City. Later, ‘Dive Into Culture' with a lesson in the art of turban tying and a favourite pastime in Jaipur, kite flying. (B, L, ) Hotel: Hilton JAIPUR SIGHTSEEING One of today's highlights is a visit to the UNESCO-listed Amber Fort, but first stop to admire the red and pink façades of the Palace of Winds. Continue to the UNESCO-listed Jantar Mantar Observatory, featuring the world's largest sundial before meeting a 'Local Specialist' to learn about the tradition of hand block printing. You'll have an opportunity to 'Connect With Locals' this evening, joining a local family for an exclusive ‘Be My Guest' dinner. (B, BMG, ) Connect With Locals WR Welcome Reception B Breakfast

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JAIPUR - NARLAI (2 NIGHTS) We journey to Narlai and check into Rawla Narlai, a beautifully maintained heritage resort, which was once one of the Jagir villages of Jodhpur's royal family. Experience royal Rajasthan within its lavishly decorated walls. (B, L, D, ) Hotel: Rawla Narlai NARLAI Join a Jeep safari into the nearby countryside and keep a keen eye open for deer and leopard in their natural habitat. Later, take a walk around Narlai village and gain insights into the traditional way of life of the villagers. During term-time, you'll also visit the village school. Later, meet one of the heads of a noble family who'll share interesting stories about the hotel and the local residents. This evening, your dinner is served in extraordinary surrounds. Descend into the 16th century baori (step-well) for a memorable meal featuring delicious Rajasthani flavours. (B, RD, , ) NARLAI - JODHPUR (2 NIGHTS) Leave Narlai behind and travel to another of Rajasthan's colourful cities – Jodhpur. Your introduction to the Blue City begins with a visit to Mehrangarh Fort, whose glowing red sandstone façades stand imposingly several hundred feet above the city skyline atop a sheer cliff. From one exquisite monument to the next, you'll visit Jaswant Thada, walking up its red steps to the shimmering white marble façades that house a memorial built to honour the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II by his son in 1899. The mausoleum is still used by the Marwar Royal Family as its cremation grounds. After a busy day of sightseeing, get a taste of local culture during a visit to a market by tuk-tuk and plunge into its crowded alleys with shopfronts selling vegetables, spices, sweets, silver and handicrafts. (B) Hotel: Indana Palace Jodhpur JODHPUR Leave the busy city streets behind and embark on a 4x4 drive through the Rajasthan countryside. Experience a different side of India as you visit a rural Bishnoi community village, a place that appears to be caught in a delightful time warp, where life still goes on like the days of the past. The villagers are all vegetarians and staunch worshippers of nature in all its forms, especially the sanctity of plant and animal life. You'll gain insights into the day-to-day experiences of the locals who live here and after the visit you'll have the rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure or consider joining an Optional Experience for dinner. (B, L)

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HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Savour dinner with a local family at their home in Jaipur. (Day 8) DIVE INTO CULTURE Take a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi (Day 2). Learn the art of Rajasthani Turban Tying and Kite Flying (Day 7)

JODHPUR - DELHI We leave Jodhpur behind, flying back to Delhi this morning. Our memorable encounter with northern India at its end, we'll toast to shared memories over a delicious local Farewell Dinner. (B, FD) Hotel: Sheraton New Delhi

STAYS WITH STORIES Stay in a beautifully maintained heritage resort in Narlai. (Day 9)

DEPART DELHI Say a fond farewell to your travel companions and take a transfer to New Delhi International Airport for your onward flight. (B)

MAKE A DIFFERENCE On a walking tour with a guide from the Salam Baalak Trust which cares for the street children of Delhi (Day 3). Visit the village school in Narlai (Day 10).

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Visas are required for India, please contact your travel agent for more information and advice.

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More India itineraries available on our website including our 8 day India’s Golden Triangle with Varanasi and India itineraries with a Nepal extension. Please see trafalgar.com for details.

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FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE ANCIENTS – UP THE ORNATE STEPS OF THE FORBIDDEN CITY AND TO THE RAMPARTS OF THE GREAT WALL, SNAKING ITS WAY ACROSS THE ROLLING COUNTRYSIDE, AND THROUGH THE WINDING ANCIENT ALLEYS OF BEIJING'S HUTONGS TO LEARN ABOUT CHINESE TRADITIONS OVER A HOME-COOKED LUNCH.

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city's renowned waterfront since the early 1900s. Learn how this marshland was transformed into one of the world's most important trading hubs. Then, continue to the winding streets and vibrant markets of Old Shanghai to discover the how the customs and traditional lifestyle of this area have remained relatively unaltered. Enjoy some free time for lunch and shopping in the Old Town before we 'Dive Into Culture' during a visit to a silk museum. This evening, indulge in a performance by the Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe. (B)

ARRIVE BEIJING (4 NIGHTS) Transfer to your Beijing hotel where you'll meet your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception drink and local appetisers tonight. (WR) Hotel: Novotel Peace BEIJING SIGHTSEEING Begin your encounter with the remnants of centuries-old dynasties in the world's largest public space, Tiananmen Square. Pass through the south gate to the UNESCO-listed Forbidden City, then continue to the tranquil Temple of Heaven, another UNESCO Heritage Site. This evening, enjoy the salty, sweet flavours of succulent Peking Duck at a Regional Dinner. (B, L, RD) BEIJING AND THE GREAT WALL We leave the city behind, bound for the iconic Great Wall of China at Juyongguan. Standing on its ramparts, we look down on the Chinese countryside which its walls successfully defended against marauding nomadic invaders. Watch it snake thousands of miles into the distance as you imagine how these man-made fortifications were built and rebuilt from the 5th century B.C. to the 16th century. Then, walk the Sacred Way past the imposing stone statues that guard the Ming Tombs and remains of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty. (B, L)

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SHANGHAI FREE DAY Spend a day exploring the Paris of the East on your terms – shop for delicate Chinese ceramics, or consider joining an Optional Experience to Zhujiajiao, an ancient water town founded more than 1,700 years ago. In its heyday, Zhujiajiao was a bustling market town. Today, old historical buildings such as rice shops, banks, spice stores and even a Qing Dynasty post office can still be found as you stroll down its ancient streets and wander across the many stone bridges that crisscross its canals. This afternoon, you'll have some free time at leisure before joining your travel companions for a Farewell Dinner. (B, FD) DEPART SHANGHAI Take a transfer to Shanghai Airport for your onward flight. (B)

BEIJING SIGHTSEEING A leisurely start to our morning sees us embark on a rickshaw tour around the ancient narrow alleyways of the courtyard Hutong residences. We 'Connect With Locals', joining a family for a delicious meal of traditional Chinese cuisine at a 'Be My Guest' lunch, followed by a visit to a tea house, where a 'Local Specialist' prepares and serves tea, explaining the historic tea-making ritual. This afternoon, we'll indulge in a relaxing foot massage at the Foot Reflexology Centre. (B, BMG, , ) BEIJING - XI'AN (2 NIGHTS) We fly to Xi'an, which reveals its role as the ancient departure point of the Silk Road. Visit the Great Mosque, one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved mosques in China. According to historical records it was built in 742 during the Tang Dynasty and is a combination of Islamic art and traditional Chinese architecture. (B) Hotel: Wyndham Grand Xi’an South XI'AN SIGHTSEEING 'Make A Difference' during a visit to a local primary school (during school-term) to exchange a few Chinese and English words with the children and teachers. Trafalgar will donate some much-needed supplies as part of your school visit. Next, descend into Emperor Qin Shi Huang's subterranean tomb to see his terracotta army for the afterlife, another UNESCO-listed site. For lunch, enjoy a traditional meal of Chinese noodles, then continue with a visit to a Jade factory, the favoured stone of emperors and more precious to the Chinese people than gold. (B, L, ) XI'AN - SHANGHAI (3 NIGHTS) This morning, your choice of activities gives you an opportunity to mimic the graceful movements of a skilled T'ai Chi 'Local Specialist', or consider joining a cycle tour around part of the ancient City Wall of Xi'an. Watch a demonstration in the art of making dumplings, with an opportunity to sample these for lunch, before your flight to to Shanghai. Ascend to the 88-storey Jinmao Tower for panoramic views over the most populous city on earth. (B, L, ) Hotel: The Kunlun Jing’An SHANGHAI SIGHTSEEING Stroll down Shanghai's famous ‘Bund' with a 'Local Specialist', admiring the neoclassical colonial buildings that have lined this Connect With Locals WR Welcome Reception B Breakfast

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HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Visit a Chinese family in their home in one of the Hutong areas of Beijing to gain a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse into their lifestyle. (Day 4) DIVE INTO CULTURE Indulge in a foot massage at the Foot Reflexology Centre (Day 4) and discover the traditions and techniques of dumpling making, enjoying an opportunity to taste them (Day 7).

TRAVEL DIRECTOR TIP A secret spot that I like to visit is the west gate of the city wall of Xi’an to see the life size model of an Akhal Teke horse. Here I explain to my guests how the evolution of the Silk Road is linked to strong and magnificent horses like these. The Han dynasty realised that silk could be traded for horses to form a strong cavalry for China.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE at a Xi'an primary school to which Trafalgar will donate much-needed supplies during your visit. (Day 6)

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A longer 15 day China itinerary is available on our website which includes a Yangtze River Cruise and a stay in the city of Chengdu. Also available is a Hong Kong and Macau Mini Stay which can be booked as an extension to our China trips. Please see trafalgar.com for details.

* All prices are per person, twin share. Flights: Prices include internal airfares and taxes for flights: Beijing to Xi'an and Xi'an to Shanghai and are accurate as of 1st June 2019. Visas are required for China, please contact your travel agent for more information and advice.

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International Flights: Our pric es do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

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SINGAPORE SIGHTSEEING Begin your city tour on the spot where colonial Singapore began – the Raffles Landing Site. Stroll along the Singapore River through the Colonial District, then 'Dive Into Culture' and explore the contrasts of Singapore, from Chinatown to Little India. Visit the UNESCO-listed Singapore Botanic Gardens before an afternoon at leisure. This evening, a 'Local Specialist' demonstrates the delicate craft of Chinese Calligraphy before dinner at a local Chinese restaurant. Stroll through the narrow lanes of the Night Market and take a trishaw ride before returning to your hotel. (B, RD, ) SINGAPORE SIGHTSEEING ‘Dive Into Culture' and spend the morning sampling the city's culinary delights that reflect its multi-cultural influence including Chinese, Malay, Indian and Peranakan. Rub shoulders with the locals at Geylang Serai market and indulge in all-time Singaporean favourites like Roti Prata and Thosai taken with a frothy glass of Teh Tarik. Continue to the Joo Chiat and Katong enclave and with a bit of luck, you may come across the popiah masters who stand over hot griddles twirling dollops of dough in mid-air to make paper-thin wrappers for fresh spring rolls. This evening consider joining our ‘Night Out at Marina Bay' Optional Experience to enjoy the Rhapsody of Lights Show at Gardens by the Bay and views of Singapore from the Marina Bay Sands Skypark Observation Deck. (B, ) SINGAPORE - MALACCA (2 NIGHTS) Your journey to Malaysia begins with a visit to Kampung Cantik village, where you'll 'Connect With Locals', joining a family for a 'Be My Guest' lunch, followed by a walk around the village with a 'Local Specialist'. Immerse yourself in the local culture and participate in some of the villagers' favourite pastimes, then continue to your hotel in Malacca. (B, BMG, ) Hotel: Casa del Rio MALACCA SIGHTSEEING This morning, your 'Local Specialist' reveals the seamless fusion of Portuguese, Dutch, British and Malay influences that have shaped the UNESCO-listed historic city of Malacca. Embark on an informative walking tour past Dutch Square with its Stadhuys and clock tower, reflecting the multi-cultural heritage of this once vibrant trading port. Ascend to the top of Malacca Hill, then stroll along the river to Kampung Kuli where you'll discover colourful shopfronts displaying traditional crafts. This afternoon, board a leisurely cruise along the Malacca River, sailing past historic buildings, old godowns (warehouses), churches and villages. After a day of exploration enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants. (B, RD) MALACCA - KUALA LUMPUR (2 NIGHTS) Your visit to Kuala Lumpur begins with visits to Independent Square, the grand 19th century Sultan Abdul Samad Building and Sky Bridge which straddles the imposing 88-storey-high Petronas Twin Towers. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure. (B) Hotel: Melia Kuala Lumpur KUALA LUMPUR Delve into the history and traditions of the Orang Asli, an ethnic group widely regarded as being Malaysia's original inhabitants. Visit their village and the Orang Asli Museum, before joining a 'Local Specialist' for a walk to observe the local traditions first-hand. Return to Kuala Lumpur and visit Chow Kit Market, then stop at Kampung Baru enclave, where the ethnic Malay lifestyle

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KUALA LUMPUR - BATU CAVES - CAMERON HIGHLANDS Leave the city behind, stopping briefly at the Selangor Pewter factory before continuing to Batu Caves, one of Malaysia's most iconic sights. Enjoy a photo stop at the Lata Iskandar Waterfall before travelling to Tanah Rata for a Trafalgar highlight – afternoon tea and scones with cream and locally produced jam, followed by a visit to a strawberry farm. (B, D) Hotel: Strawberry Park Resort CAMERON HIGHLANDS - IPOH Lush valleys and tea plantations provide a tranquil backdrop for today's drive through the Cameron Highlands and onwards to Ipoh. Visit the Perak Cave Temple, an extensive limestone cave complex. This afternoon enjoy a walking tour of the charismatic town of Ipoh. (B) Hotel: Weil IPOH - GEORGETOWN (2 NIGHTS) Our journey to Penang takes us past the royal town of Kuala Kangsar where we'll visit the Ubudiah Mosque with its massive golden dome. Afterwards we'll visit the workshop of a traditional keris maker to learn about how these elaborately carved daggers are made and hear all about their spiritual meaning to the local people who believe that they possess magical powers. Later we'll cross one of the longest bridges in Southeast Asia before arriving in Penang. This afternoon consider joining an Optional Experience to visit the majestic Kok Lok Si Temple and ascend Penang Hill by funicular railway. (B, , ) Hotel: Penaga

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HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

GEORGETOWN SIGHTSEEING Start your historical tour of Georgetown with a photo stop at Fort Cornwallis before meeting a 'Local Specialist' who will demonstrate the almost-forgotten craft of handmade joss sticks. Then, visit the Chinese clan house of Khoo Kongsi, where Chinese families of the same surname gather together to worship their ancestors. Board a trishaw and see the city's famous street art, followed by an afternoon at leisure and a Farewell Dinner in the evening. (B, FD, )

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Enjoy lunch with a local family in the village of Kampung Cantik, Malacca. (Day 4) DIVE INTO CULTURE In Singapore, visit Chinatown to learn about the Chinese immigrants and Little India for an insight into Indian culture and traditions (Day 2). Sample Singapore's culinary delights on a walking tour (Day 3).

DEPART GEORGETOWN Take a transfer to Penang International Airport for your onward flight. (B)

STAYS WITH STORIES In Georgetown, stay in a stunning heritage hotel that was built in the 1920s and originally housed traditional shop-houses. (Day 10)

BEACH STAY OPTIONAL EXTENSION Extend your trip and stay for two nights at the stunning beach-side Golden Sands Resort, Penang. The hotel features three outdoor pools in beautifully landscaped gardens and is within walking distance of the local night market. Based on the following 14 day itinerary:

MAKE A DIFFERENCE Visit a village inhabited by the Orang Asli ethnic group (Day 7) and a traditional keris maker (Day 10)

Days 1-11: As per Colonial Singapore with Malaysia

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP

Day 12: Transfer from Georgetown to the beach resort of Batu Ferringhi.

* All prices are per person, twin share.

Day 13: At Leisure in Batu Ferringhi

Visas are generally not required for Singapore and Malaysia but please contact your travel agent for more information.

Day 14: Transfer to Penang International Airport for your onward flight.

International Flights: Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

Price from €3575 per person in a twin share and €1380 per person on a single room basis Additional nights available, see page 170.

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GLIMPSE PAST AND PRESENT ON THIS IN-DEPTH ENCOUNTER WITH THE GLITTERING CITYSCAPES, YOUTHFUL VERVE, AND CENTURIES-OLD CULTURE, HERITAGE AND TRADITIONS OF VIBRANT HO CHI MINH CITY AND BANGKOK.

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ARRIVE HO CHI MINH CITY (4 NIGHTS) Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, transfer to your hotel. Later this evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception with drinks and local appetisers. (WR) Hotel: Sofitel Saigon Plaza HO CHI MINH CITY SIGHTSEEING Enjoy a leisurely walking tour past the elegant French colonial-era buildings and high-end boutiques that dot Dong Khoi Street. See the splendidly restored exteriors of the Opera House and the former CIA residential block where helicopters frantically evacuated the remaining US citizens in 1975. Continue your walk with views of Notre Dame Cathedral, then head across the square to visit the 19th century Central Post Office, an elegant French colonial structure. Travel by coach to the Reunification Palace and then on to the War Remnants Museum to gain a perspective of the war through the eyes of the Vietnamese. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure or consider joining an Optional Experience to delve into Saigon's art scene, learning from a museum curator and a local artist. (B) HO CHI MINH CITY We journey by speedboat along the Saigon River to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, descending into an underground world of subterfuge and hardship. Learn how the Vietcong guerrilla fighters used these impossibly narrow and dark tunnels as communication routes, storage facilities for food and weapon caches, as well as hospitals and living quarters throughout the war. We have an opportunity to ‘Connect With Locals' next, visiting an organic farm to join the family in their home for an exclusive ‘Be My Guest' lunch and insights into how their business is providing a livelihood for many local farmers. Next ‘Make A Difference' with a visit to the HCMC Blind Centre where children gather together to learn how to play music and use the computer under the guidance of volunteers. The centre was founded by blind musician Mr. Dao Khanh Truong who spent most of his life caring for and teaching the children life skills and music. (B, BMG, , ) HO CHI MINH CITY Relax this morning or make an early start with an optional walking tour through the city's lively outdoor markets. This afternoon, visit Chinatown and the Thien Hau Pagoda where you'll ‘Dive Into Culture' and make a wish, writing your deepest desires on a small card and attaching it to one of the incense coils like the locals do. Pay a short visit to Binh Tay Market and rub shoulders with the residents who visit the market to buy fresh fruit and vegetables, spices, meat and seafood from regions across Vietnam. Continuing to FITO, the first museum of traditional medicine in Vietnam, you'll gain an insightful glimpse into the history and application of traditional medicine in everyday life. Afterwards, ‘Dive Into Culture' during a walking tour of Chinatown with its many herbal medicine shops and learn how herbs are combined for traditional therapies. Later, enjoy a memorable dinner of traditional Vietnamese specialties ) in a local restaurant. (B, RD,

and admire the city skyline before joining your travel companions for lunch in a traditional Royal Thai Cuisine restaurant. This afternoon, you'll ‘Dive Into Culture' during a visit to a local community which produces Thai silk. Take a moment to observe how talented villagers colour and weave the delicate silk followed by a visit to the former home of Jim Thompson, an American businessman who helped revive the Thai silk industry in the 1950s by supplying fine Thai silk to overseas fashion houses. Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure. ) (B, L, 7

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HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Visit an organic farm, where you'll join a local family for an exclusive ‘Be My Guest ' lunch and learn about the benefits of natural medicine. (Day 3) DIVE INTO CULTURE Make a wish at the Thien Hau Pagoda and embark on a walking tour of Chinatown. (Day 4) Visit a local community which produces Thai silk for Jim Thompson’s factory (Day 6). Visit a food market and shop for local produce, which you will use to prepare some authentic Thai dishes (Day 7). Visit the Mae Klong railway market to see how the stalls are removed and replaced at lightning speed to make way for passing trains.(Day 8) MAKE A DIFFERENCE Visit the HCMC Blind Centre to learn about the great work they do and enjoy a musical performance put on by the children who study music there. (Day 3)

MORE TRIPS ONLINE Our longer 11 day Treasures of Thailand itinerary is available on our website which includes stays in Kanchanaburi, Sukhothai and Chiang Mai. Please see trafalgar.com for details.

Extend your trip and spend a relaxing 3 nights staying on Thailand's largest island, Phuket with the flight from Bangkok included. See trafalgar.com for details of our Phuket programme.

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BANGKOK SIGHTSEEING Visit Bangkok's iconic Grand Palace, the official residence of the Kings of Thailand from the 18th to the mid-20th century. Then, continue to Wat Ratchanatdaram Worawihan, a UNESCO-listed royal temple renowned for its pyramid-like structure and stunning views of the main temple area of Bangkok and the Golden Mount. Stroll along the open-air walkway

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DEPART BANGKOK Transfer to Bangkok International Airport for your onward flight. (B)

HO CHI MINH CITY - BANGKOK (4 NIGHTS) After your short flight to Bangkok, meet your Thai Travel Director, who you'll join for dinner at a local restaurant featuring some of the city's favourite delicacies. (B, RD) Hotel: Shangri-La

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FLOAT ON THE SPARKLING EMERALD WATERS OF HALONG BAY ON A TRADITIONAL VIETNAMESE JUNK. GLIDE PAST HIDDEN ISLETS, GIANT LIMESTONE KARSTS AND COLOURFUL FISHING VILLAGES, STOPPING ONLY TO GAIN INSIGHT INTO THE LIVES OF THE LOCAL FISHERMEN AT CUA VAN AND TO PRACTICE T'AI CHI IN EXQUISITE SURROUNDINGS. 3

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ARRIVE HANOI (2 NIGHTS) On arrival in Hanoi, transfer to your hotel and later meet your Travel Director and fellow guests for a Welcome Reception with drinks and local appetisers. (WR) Hotel: Melia Hanoi HANOI SIGHTSEEING Visit the final resting place of “Uncle Ho”, the imposing Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Next, 'Dive Into Culture' exploring the grounds of Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts. Continue to the Temple of Literature to gain insights into Hanoian culture followed by a cyclo tour, weaving through the lively Old Quarter. This evening is free or consider an Optional Experience to watch a show that uses the ancient art of water puppetry to story-tell the daily lives of Vietnamese people. (B, ) HANOI - HALONG BAY CRUISE Travel to Halong Bay, where we'll board a traditional-style Vietnamese Junk boat and cruise among the limestone karsts and tropical islets. After lunch on board, take a small boat transfer to visit the Tien Ong Cave and Cua Van Fishing Village, whose residents live in traditional floating houses. Return to the Junk boat for a cooking demonstration or enjoy a mesmerising sunset on the top deck before dinner. (B, L, D, ) Hotel: Jasmine Cruise

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HALONG BAY - HANOI - DANANG - HOI AN (3 NIGHTS) The graceful practice of T'ai Chi eases you into your day as is the local custom. You'll have some time for an early morning swim at one of Halong Bay's quiet beaches before driving to Hanoi Airport bound for Danang. On arrival, transfer to your hotel in Hoi An. (B) Hotel: Royal Hoi An HOI AN SIGHTSEEING 'Dive Into Culture' this morning, embarking on a walking tour around the ancient town of Hoi An. Embrace its charm of yesteryear – the narrow lanes, colourful marketplaces and ancient temples providing insights into the Vietnam of old. See the old merchant houses and 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, before visiting Thanh Dong Organic Village where you'll spend some time helping local farmers and learning about their daily working routines. Kick back and enjoy a relaxing foot massage that will set the pace for the rest of the day and evening at leisure. (B, )

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HUE - HO CHI MINH CITY (3 NIGHTS) Enjoy some free time after flying to Ho Chi Minh City. 'Make A Difference' during your lunch visit to KOTO restaurant, a non-profit social enterprise that provides training to disadvantaged young people in the hospitality industry. Embark on a walking tour of Dong Khoi Street next, to view the Opera House, former Hotel de Ville, Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office, designed by Gustave Eiffel. Gain insights into the war through the eyes of locals at the War Remnants Museum, then continue to Ben Thanh market. (B, L, ) Hotel: Sofitel Saigon Plaza MEKONG DELTA The mighty Mekong beckons today, as we take a day trip to My Tho, a nearby Delta market town. We'll transfer to a small sampan boat and navigate the maze of small canals before stopping for a lunch of delicious Mekong Delta specialities. After a short walk along village roads, we'll visit the house of a former soldier, a 'Local Specialist' who survived fighting the Khmer Rouge. Indulge in the family's colourful stories and learn how they make a living crafting rice paper, before returning to Ho Chi Minh City for an evening at leisure. (B, L) HO CHI MINH CITY Delve into Vietnam's turbulent history with a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels, an immense network of connecting underground tunnels built to protect the Viet Cong guerrillas. Explore the underground compounds with a VC veteran, then return to Ho Chi Minh City by private speedboat. 'Dive Into Culture' later, during a visit to the home of the former American Ambassador to South Vietnam, followed by a Farewell Dinner. (B, FD, )

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HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

DEPART HO CHI MINH CITY Our discovery of the iconic and unexpected highlights of Vietnam at its end, take a transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Enjoy lunch at one of the great remaining garden houses of Hue and admire the family's fascinating collection of mementos from the days of the former Royal Empire. (Day 8)

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Flights: Prices include internal airfares and taxes for flights: Hanoi to Danang and Hue to Ho Chi Minh City and are accurate as of 1st June 2019.

HOI AN After a leisurely morning, your choice of activities this afternoon could see you learn how to craft your own colourful lantern or gain insights into life as a local fisherman (subject to weather conditions). (B, )

Important Information: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum closed September to mid November. Trip code: CTVA

DIVE INTO CULTURE Visit Ho Chi Minh's house in Hanoi (Day 2), the colourful market of Hoi An (Day 5). Join a Lantern Making Workshop or a Fishing Life Tour to learn about the lives of the local fishermen (Day 6). Visit the home of the former American Ambassador to South Vietnam in the 1960s (Day 11).

HOI AN - HUE (2 NIGHTS) Travel by boat to the Red Bridge Cooking School to learn about and sample traditional Vietnamese cuisine. Continue over Hai Van Pass en route to Red Beach, where the American Marines first landed in Vietnam. Then, travel to Danang for a visit to the Cham Museum, before arriving in Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam, where we stay for two nights. (B, L) Hotel: Imperial

WHY NOT EXPLORE FURTHER?

STAYS WITH STORIES Stay on a traditional style Vietnamese Junk boat for an overnight cruise in Halong Bay. (Day 3)

HUE SIGHTSEEING Navigate the busy streets of Hue on the back of a cyclo, en route to the UNESCO-listed Imperial Citadel. Drive to Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue's best-preserved religious monument, then board a local dragon boat cruising along the Perfume River to the house of the former Princess Ngoc Son. 'Connect With Locals' and meet a family member for a 'Be My Guest' lunch to gain a glimpse of their life in this historic house before an afternoon at leisure. (B, BMG, )

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Visas are generally required for Vietnam but please contact your travel agent for more information.

Vietnam and the Temples of Angkor:

Vietnam and Cambodia Uncovered: Extend your journey beyond Vietnam to experience the highlights of Cambodia, from its unmissable sights of Angkor Wat to its capital city of Phnom Penh. See details of our 18 day itinerary at trafalgar.com

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE Have lunch at KOTO restaurant, a non-profit social enterprise training disadvantaged young people in the hospitality industry. (Day 9)

Delve deeper into the culture of this region by extending your trip to see the unmissable sights of Angkor and Siem Reap. See details of our 16 day itinerary on our website - trafalgar.com

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INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

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CONNECT WITH THE CULTURE OF TWO COUNTRIES AS YOU TRAVEL FROM THE NORTH TO SOUTH TO ENCOUNTER SOUTH AFRICA'S LEGACY OF MANDELA AND THE COSMOPOLITAN SPIRIT OF CAPE TOWN.

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ICONIC HIGHLIGHTS • VISIT the Kruger National Park, Bourke's Luck Potholes, eSwatini (formerly Swaziland), Port Elizabeth, Tsitsikamma National Park, Knysna and Table Mountain by Cable Car • VIEW Blyde River Canyon, God's Window, the Drakensberg mountains and Storms River Mouth • SEE South Africa's wildlife and birds on Safari

Tsitsikamma National Park

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The Oyster Box Hotel, Durban

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ARRIVE JOHANNESBURG Your seamless South African journey begins with an airport transfer to your hotel. Settle in to the pace of Africa's most energetic city before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: The Maslow JOHANNESBURG – KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA (2 NIGHTS) Travel to South Africa's Lowveld and admire the iconic sights along Mpumalanga's Panorama Route – the Blyde River Canyon, God's Window and Bourke's Luck Potholes. (B, D) Hotel: Sabi River Sun Resort/ Protea Hotel Hazyview KRUGER NATIONAL PARK SAFARI GAME DRIVE Connect with nature and explore South Africa's oldest national park in the company of a Local Specialist. Uncover the secrets of the bushveld – the magnificent and iconic Big 5, the Little 5 and everything in between. (B, D)

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KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA – MBABANE (ESWATINI) (FORMERLY SWAZILAND) Travel to landlocked eSwatini, and 'Dive Into Culture' during a visit to a Swazi Chief's village gaining insights into the community's way of life. (B, L, D, ) Hotel: Royal Swazi Spa MBABANE (ESWATINI) – HLUHLUWE We venture to 'the garden province' of KwaZulu Natal. Traversing rolling sugarcane fields and lush valleys, we arrive at HluhluweImfolozi National Park for an optional 4x4 game drive. This evening enjoy a delicious South African braai. (B, D) Hotel: Anew HLUHLUWE – DURBAN (UMHLANGA ROCKS) Board an optional morning cruise on Lake St. Lucia and get up close to the hippos, crocodiles and birdlife residing in the estuary. We continue south to Durban where our overnight accommodation is at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' – the iconic seaside Oyster Box Hotel that captures the nostalgia of a bygone era. Indulge in the hotel's famous curry buffet featuring 11 different kinds of curry. (B, D, ) Hotel: The Oyster Box DURBAN (UMHLANGA ROCKS) – SOUTHERN DRAKENSBERG MOUNTAINS (2 NIGHTS) Venture through the scenic Valley of 1000 Hills bound for the spectacular escarpment that winds north from the Eastern Cape to Mpumalanga. You'll continue to the foothills of the iconic Sani Pass where you'll have the rest of the afternoon at leisure and stay overnight. (B, D) Hotel: Premier Resort Sani Pass DRAKENSBERG MOUNTAINS FREE DAY OR SANI PASS EXCURSION TO LESOTHO Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site on your terms. Consider joining an optional 4x4 Sani Pass drive, ascending to a heavenly height of 2,876 metres for lunch at Africa's highest pub in Lesotho, or relax down here on earth amidst the Drakensberg's lofty peaks. (B, D) SOUTHERN DRAKENSBERG MOUNTAINS – EASTERN CAPE BEACHES Venture through the Eastern Cape and the green hills of the Transkei. Discover the legacy of Nelson Mandela, at his birthplace in Xunu, then enjoy the unspoiled Wild Coast beaches of Chintsa, where the only footprints in the sand will be yours. (B, D) Hotel: Crawfords Beach Lodge

PORT ELIZABETH – TSITSIKAMMA NATIONAL PARK – KNYSNA (2 NIGHTS) Walk beneath the tranquil canopy of Tsitsikamma's giant and ancient Yellowwoods, arriving at Storms River Mouth to peer into the depths of the gorge. 'Connect With Locals' during a 'Be My Guest' experience at a township in Knysna where you'll learn how to drum, gain insights into Xhosa culture and be taught a few Xhosa phrases during a meal of traditional local dishes. (B, BMG, ) Hotel: Premier Resort The Moorings KNYSNA FREE DAY You'll have a free day to explore the jewel of the Garden Route. Consider an Optional Experience to Featherbed Nature Reserve including a drive through the reserve to the top of the lagoon's Western Head. (B) KNYSNA – CAPE TOWN (2 NIGHTS) Leave the Garden Route behind bound for the Mother City. You'll pass through vibrant coastal towns and the Cape Winelands, winding your way along South Africa's southern Cape coastline. Arrive in Cape Town later this afternoon, and embark on a visit to the iconic Table Mountain by cable car (weather permitting). (B) Hotel: Southern Sun The Cullinan

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CAPE TOWN FREE DAY Spend the day exploring Cape Town's streets and squares. Consider an Optional Experience tour around the Cape Peninsula or sample the Cape's finest wines in the Cape Winelands. (B, FD)

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DEPART CAPE TOWN Say a fond farewell to South Africa and transfer to Cape Town International Airport. (B)

YOUR HOLIDAY PLANNER Price PP Start End Twin Johannesburg Cape Town Share

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Festive Departures: The 21 December 2019 departure will celebrate Christmas in Hluhluwe and New Years Eve in Knysna. The 12 December 2020 departure will celebrate Christmas in Cape Town. The 19 December 2020 departure will celebrate Christmas in the Drakensberg Mountains area and New Years Eve in Cape Town. The 26 December 2020 departure will celebrate New Years Eve in Durban.

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €220 PP

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Airport Transfers: Complimentary transfers are available on the first and last day of the trip. See Page 173 for further details.

OTHER GREAT SAVINGS

Please Note: Guaranteed Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip.

2. Multi Trip Savings

Table Mountain: The Aerial Cableway closes for annual maintenance usually during late July to early August time. Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden will be the alternative inclusion on departures where it is not possible to visit Table Mountain.

Price PP Start End Twin Johannesburg Cape Town Share

1. Young Traveller Savings

AFRICA

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SAVE €410 SAVE UP TO €110

3. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS

Trip code: AFSA

Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS at a township in Knysna where guests will join Ella for a traditional meal and insights into the local Xhosa culture, including traditional dress, language and songs. (Day 11)

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

STAYS WITH STORIES Durban's five-star Oyster Box Hotel overlooks Umhlanga's iconic lighthouse and is owned and run by Trafalgar's Tollman family. (Day 6)

MORE TRIPS ONLINE

DIVE INTO CULTURE Connect with Swazi culture during a visit to a local Chief's village. (Day 4)

More South Africa itineraries available on our website including our 10 day Essence of South Africa and 8 day Cape Town Explorer trips. Our 4 day Victoria Falls Experience Mini Stay can be added onto the end of all our South Africa trips. See trafalgar.com for details.

EASTERN CAPE BEACHES – PORT ELIZABETH Wake to the sound of the ocean before beginning your journey to Port Elizabeth, which you'll explore on your own terms this evening. (B) Hotel: Radisson Blu

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23 MEALS

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PEER INTO THE DEPTHS OF AFRICA'S LARGEST CANYON, ADMIRE THE STARK BEAUTY OF SOSSUSVLEI'S ANCIENT BACKDROPS AND SEE THE SHIMMERING EXPANSE OF THE ETOSHA PAN ON THIS EXPEDITION THROUGH NAMIBIA'S SURREAL LANDSCAPES. 3

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ICONIC HIGHLIGHTS • VISIT Rehoboth, Kalahari Desert, Keetmanshoop, Quivertree Forest, Fish River Canyon, Duwisib Castle, Sossusvlei, Dune 45 & Deadvlei, Namib Naukluft National Park, Twyfelfontein ancient Rock Art, National Park Paintings and the Organ pipes, the Petrified Forest, Etosha National Park • VIEW Naute Dam, Sesriem Canyon, the Moon Landscape valley near Swakopmund

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MAX 16 GUESTS PER DEPARTURE To ensure a more exclusive expedition.

Rehoboth

Sossusvlei

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3.7/5

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ARRIVE WINDHOEK Your epic encounter with Namibia kicks off in its capital, Windhoek. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy time at leisure before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Windhoek Country Club Resort WINDHOEK – REHOBOTH – KALAHARI DESERT Embrace the freedom of the open road as we venture into the Kalahari Desert – Namibia's boundless, sandy beauty. We make our way through the historic town of Rehoboth, then take our front-row seats on a scenic nature drive through this 'thirst land', where trees loom and rocky shadows stretch out on the horizon against the setting sun. (B, D) Hotel: Zebra Kalahari Lodge/Kalahari Anib Lodge

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KALAHARI DESERT – KEETMANSHOOP – FISH RIVER CANYON See the iconic forest of Quiver Trees – the towering aloes from which the San people fashion their quivers to this day. After a short stop in Keetmanshoop with free time for lunch, travel to Naute Dam before arriving at your motor-themed lodge to savour a spectacular Namibian sunset. (B, D) Hotel: Canyon Roadhouse FISH RIVER CANYON – AUS Peer over the ancient chasm carved by the Fish River to form Africa's largest canyon. Carved over millennia, the Fish River Canyon's gigantic ravine provides sanctuary to klipspringer, zebra and even wild horses. We continue our journey to the spectacular Aus Mountains where you'll spend the afternoon getting close to nature. (B, D) Hotel: Desert Horse Inn

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AUS – SOLITAIRE (2 NIGHTS) Immerse yourself in the Southern Namib region admiring desert vistas and expansive skies as we conquer the open road. We pay a visit to Baron von Wolf's Duwisib Castle to learn about its history as a gift of love for his American wife. Settle in to the comfort of your lodge and spend the afternoon relaxing, before embarking on a nature drive into the desert. (B, D) Hotel: Namib Desert Lodge SOSSUSVLEI AND DEADVLEI EXCURSION In a country renowned for its epic landscapes, competition for the top spot is tough. But it is Sossusvlei and Deadvlei that rightly deserve this crown and it is where we begin our adventure today. Gaze up at the towering Dune 45, then meander into the eerie but beautiful photographers' paradise of Deadvlei, to snap iconic photos of dead camel thorn trees on a bed of white clay pans, perfectly framed by towering sand dunes and clear blue skies. Your early morning adventure in Sossusvlei complete, travel on to explore the ravine walls of the Sesriem Canyon, carved out by the Tsauchab River. (B, D) SOLITAIRE – SWAKOPMUND (2 NIGHTS) After breakfast, we drive to the German-inspired seaside town of Swakopmund with its colonial buildings and encroaching desert. (B) Hotel: The Delight SWAKOPMUND AT LEISURE During your free time perhaps consider joining an Optional Experience catamaran wildlife cruise in Walvis Bay in search of the marine 'Big 5', or spend time independently exploring Swakopmund, and take a stroll along its Mole seafront promenade. Then it's time to 'Connect With Locals' and savour some hearty vetkoek with a Damara family in Mondesa Township during our 'Be My Guest' experience, where you'll learn about life in the township. (B, BMG, ) Connect With Locals WR Welcome Reception B Breakfast

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SWAKOPMUND – DAMARALAND Follow Namibia's salt route en route to Damaraland, a place where mysterious flat-topped lava mountains and petrified trees cast shadows across the terracotta-coloured terrain. We make an important stop at Twyfelfontein to admire its ancient rock engravings, then explore the rocky-red Organ Pipes carved into the face of the mountain before arriving at our lodge - one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories'. After settling in to our accommodation, we'll embark on a nature drive on the property. (B, D, ) Hotel: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge DAMARALAND – ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK AREA (2 NIGHTS) As we journey north, we make a brief stop to visit the Petrified Forest and its unique fossilised tree trunks. Meet the OvaHimba tribe with whom we'll 'Dive Into Culture' to gain insights into their huntergatherer traditions that have spanned thousands of years. Your visit will 'Make A Difference' by contributing to funds used for food and other necessities. Despite vast desolate landscapes, Namibia is renowned for its wildlife and there's no better place to encounter the array of animal and birdlife that live within its borders than Etosha National Park. (B, D, , ) Hotel: Etosha Safari Lodge ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK FULL DAY SAFARI Explore one of the world's great wildlife sanctuaries on a fullday safari. Enjoy a deep connection with your natural surrounds, joining a guide who will uncover the secrets of the bush and maximise your game viewing chances. (B, D)

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Start End Twin Windhoek Windhoek Share

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4525

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4395

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4525

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4525

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4395

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4525

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4525

SA 14 NOV TH 26 NOV

4875

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4525 q SA 19 DEC TH 31 DEC

4925

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€500 PP

Exceptions

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PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €246 PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings 2. Multi Trip Savings

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS In Swakopmund, where you'll meet a Damara family in Mondesa Township and enjoy traditional vetkoek made in three-legged potjie pots and learn about township life (Day 8) STAYS WITH STORIES Twyfelfontein Country Lodge is framed by the surrounding towering red rocks of Damaraland and sensitively designed to integrate and blend within its surrounding area, with its own on-site ancient petroglyphs. (Day 9)

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Airport Transfers: Complimentary transfers are available for guests on the first and last day of the trip. See page 173 for further details.

DIVE INTO CULTURE Meet members of the OvaHimba tribe, considered the last seminomadic people of Namibia. (Day 11)

Please Note: Guaranteed Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip. Trip code: AFNA

MAKE A DIFFERENCE With your visit to the Otjikandero Himba Orphan Village Project in Namibia's Kaokaland, which uses the funding received from tours for food and other necessities. (Day 11)

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

Make A Difference BMG Be My Guest

SAVE €450 SAVE UP TO €123

3. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

DEPART WINDHOEK With our journey at its close, we say goodbye to our new-found friends and transfer to Windhoek airport. (B)

Dive Into Culture RD Regional Dinner FD Farewell Dinner

14 Nov 20 to 19 Dec 20:

Christmas Departure: The 19 December 2020 departure will celebrate Christmas in Swakopmund with a festive meal.

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK AREA – WINDHOEK We bid farewell to Etosha and travel south back to Windhoek. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner at one of the city's most famous and lively beer houses to celebrate the end of a magical journey through Namibia. (B, FD) Hotel: Windhoek Country Club Resort

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EXPLORE THE WILDERNESS OF KENYA AND TANZANIA, CROSSING THE LANDSCAPES WHERE THOUSANDS OF WILDEBEEST MAKE THEIR BRAVE PILGRIMAGE, NAVIGATING LAKES IN SEARCH OF RESTING HIPPO AND SAVOURING THE SPICY FLAVOURS OF SWAHILI CUISINE. 3

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• VISIT Solio Game Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Naivasha, Maasai Mara National Game Reserve, Lake Victoria, Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park and Tarangire National Park • VIEW Thomson's Falls in Nyahururu

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ARRIVE NAIROBI Kickstart your African safari adventure in Kenya. Meet your Trafalgar Representative and embark on a 4x4 journey in your Toyota Landcruiser vehicle to your hotel. Spend the evening with your fellow explorers and your Kenya Driver Guide enjoying a delicious Welcome Reception at the world-famous Carnivore restaurant. (WR) Hotel: Tamarind Tree NAIROBI – ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK AREA (2 NIGHTS) This morning 'Connect With Locals' during a 'Be My Guest' Experience at Shangilia Children's Home, a centre for street and orphaned children. 'Make A Difference' with your visit, which contributes to the home's efforts to transform the lives of vulnerable street children. After lunch at the Home, you'll continue your 4x4 journey to Aberdare National Park. (B, BMG, D, , ) Hotel: Aberdare Country Club SOLIO GAME RESERVE EXCURSION Embark on a half-day exploration of Solio Game Reserve, a privately owned wildlife conservancy renowned as the most successful rhino breeding reserve in Kenya. Return to your accommodation for an afternoon at leisure. (B, L, D) ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK AREA – LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK Have your camera ready for a photo stop at the spectacular Thomson's Falls before connecting with the soul of Africa's Great Rift Valley. Visit the bird watcher's paradise that is Lake Nakuru National Park, then join your Driver Guide for an afternoon game drive to spot pink flamingos lining the lakeshore and to search for lions and leopards. (B, L, D) Hotel: Lake Nakuru Lodge LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK – LAKE NAIVASHA As the sun rises, navigate Lake Nakuru National Park's landscapes on a 4x4 game drive. Journey to Lake Naivasha for lunch and enjoy a boat ride in search of the resident hippo. Journey over to Crescent Island and join a 'Local Specialist' to walk among wildlife such as zebras, impalas and giraffes. (B, L, D) Hotel: Lake Naivasha Country Club LAKE NAIVASHA – MAASAI MARA (2 NIGHTS) Venture across the Great Rift Valley to the savannah wilderness of Kenya's Maasai Mara National Reserve, whose promise of some of the best game viewing in the world attracts safari enthusiasts the world over. (B, L, D) Hotel: Keekorok Lodge MAASAI MARA FULL DAY SAFARI Get close to the wildlife that find sanctuary in Maasai Mara's wilderness, on a full-day safari to seek out the Big 5. 'Dive Into Culture' during a visit to a Maasai village, where you'll watch the warriors display their jumping prowess, then tour the village to gain in-depth insights into the daily life of this colourfully clad tribe. Later, indulge in a bush picnic before continuing on your safari. (B, L, D, ) MAASAI MARA – LAKE VICTORIA Cross the border into Tanzania to meet your Tanzania Driver Guide, then travel to Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa. (B, L, D) Hotel: Serenity on the Lake LAKE VICTORIA – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS) The endless plains of the Serengeti provide an exquisite backdrop for a 4x4 safari game drive, tracking such species as lion, leopard and cheetah. (B, L, D) Hotel: Serengeti Sopa Lodge

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SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK FULL DAY SAFARI GAME DRIVE Discover the secrets of the Serengeti's complex eco-system, the site of the largest overland migration in the world. Join your Driver Guide for an in-depth exploration of the wilderness. (B, L, D) SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK – NGORONGORO CRATER Descend hundreds of metres to the floor of the vast Ngorongoro Crater, to explore its forests in search of elephant, lion and flamingos. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the crater before your late afternoon transfer to your overnight lodge. (B, L, D) Hotel: Acacia Farm Lodge NGORONGORO CRATER – LAKE MANYARA 'Dive Into Culture' during lunch at Mto wa Umbu village with its local farms, school, nyombas, market and milling machines. Later, you'll enjoy an afternoon game drive through Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its tree-climbing lions. (B, L, D, ) Hotel: Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp LAKE MANYARA – TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK Embark on a game drive in Tarangire National Park past battalions of baobab trees, scouting for vast herds of elephants. (B, L, FD) Hotel: Tarangire Sopa Lodge TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK – ARUSHA – DEPART KILIMANJARO Travel to Arusha, where you will be surrounded by the rich aromas of coffee during your lunch at a restaurant within one of Tanzania's largest coffee plantations. After lunch, depart on a transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for your outbound flight. (Should you have a late evening flight departure, you may wish to consider booking a day use room at an airport hotel). (B, L)

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€1220 PP

11 Apr 20 to 09 May 20: 06 Jun 20 to 27 Jun 20:

€560 PP €920 PP

Christmas Departure: The 19 December departures in 2019 and 2020 will celebrate Christmas in the Maasai Mara with a festive meal.

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €348 PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings 2. Multi Trip Savings

SAVE €650 SAVE UP TO €174

3. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

* All prices are per person, twin share. Airport Transfers: Complimentary transfers are available on the first day of the trip. A departure transfer to Kilimanjaro airport will operate at 1.00pm. See page 173 for further details.

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

Flights: Onward flights from Kilimanjaro Airport should not be scheduled before 4.00pm.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Meet the orphaned street children, cared for by Shangilia Children's Home, who will capture your heart through music, dance and acrobatics. Enjoy lunch at the Home and learn about their work. (Day 2)

Please Note: Guaranteed Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip. Please Note: The full duration of this itinerary is operated by a 4 X 4 safari vehicle, including all road travel and safari game drives. The trip will travel over a variety of terrains, resulting in some rough and bumpy journeys. Guests must travel with a soft sided bag or medium size suitcases due to limited space in the safari vehicles.

DIVE INTO CULTURE Visit a Maasai village for an in-depth perspective into the daily life of this colourful tribe. (Day 7)

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Meet the farming community of Mto Wa Umbu to learn about their way of life and enjoy Swahili cuisine (Day 12)

MORE TRIPS ONLINE For a shorter duration East Africa itinerary option visit trafalgar.com and search for our 9 day Wonders of Kenya trip.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE Help the orphaned, abandoned, neglected and abused children who find sanctuary in Kenya's Shangilia Children's Home. Your visit will help support the home's efforts to transform the lives of these children. (Day 2)

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

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ICONIC HIGHLIGHTS • SIGHTSEEING TOUR with a Local Specialist in Rome, Florence and Paris • ORIENTATION of Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Innsbruck, Venice and Lucerne

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• VIEW the canals in Amsterdam, the Golden Roof in Innsbruck, St. Mark's Square in Venice, the ancient sites in Rome, the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne and the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris • SEE the Lorelei Rock, the vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields • SCENIC CRUISE along the canals of Amsterdam and the Rhine River

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LONDON – EUROSTAR™ – BRUSSELS – AMSTERDAM Meet your Travel Director before boarding the Eurostar™ for a high-speed train journey to Brussels and a luxury coach journey to Amsterdam. Enjoy an orientation tour before your Welcome Reception dinner cruise. (WR) Hotel: Mercure City AMSTERDAM – RHINE CRUISE – HEIDELBERG – RHINELAND Cruise along the Rhine to St. Goar, then enjoy the sights of Heidelberg before arriving at your Rhineland hotel. (B, D) Hotel: Sinsheim

OBERAMMERGAU Consider including the Oberammergau Passion Play on your trip. Premium tickets are included. Departures, as noted in the price panel, will operate as per the regular European Whirl trip, excluding days 3 – 4, as per below. 3

RHINELAND – INNSBRUCK Head to Innsbruck, where you'll admire Emperor Maximilian's famous Golden Roof and perhaps indulge in an evening of Tyrolean entertainment. (B) Hotel: Innsbruck INNSBRUCK – VENICE Journey along the Brenner Pass into Italy and continue to Venice. Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square, viewing the ornate Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. ‘Dive Into Culture' and witness the centuries-old craft of glassblowing before a free afternoon. (B, ) Hotel: Novotel Mestre Castellana VENICE – ROME (2 NIGHTS) Travel south across the Veneto Plain to Rome. En route, we 'Connect With Locals' over a 'Be My Guest' lunch. (B, BMG, Hotel: A.Roma Lifestyle

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ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Discover the divine beauty of the Vatican City. Visit St. Peter's Basilica with a 'Local Specialist' to view the Pietà and continue to Ancient Rome to view the iconic Colosseum and Circus Maximus. (B) ROME – FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING From Rome, we travel to the 'Cradle of the Renaissance', Florence. Delve into the rich Medici heritage with your 'Local Specialist'. (B) Hotel: Hilton Metropole FLORENCE – LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS) Drive across the Alps into Switzerland, where the next two nights are spent in Lucerne at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' – the Grand Hotel Europe. (B, D, ) Hotel: Grand Europe LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME View the mournful, mortally wounded lion hewn from rock, then walk along the Chapel Bridge, or join an Optional Experience. (B) LUCERNE – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) We travel to Paris. Spend the evening at leisure or consider an Optional Experience to a colourful Parisian cabaret. (B) Hotel: Evergreen Laurel PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Join a 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour of Paris. View the Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde and the 19thcentury Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner in a local bistro. (B, FD) PARIS – LONDON Travel past poignant World War I battlefields to the coast and board a ferry to Dover, continuing to London by coach. (B)

RHINELAND – OBERAMMERGAU (PASSION PLAY PERFORMANCE) Journey to Oberammergau for a Trip Highlight – the Oberammergau Passion Play. Take your premium seats for this poignant performance. Dine at a local restaurant this evening before returning to your seat for the continuation of the captivating play. (B, RD) Hotel: See ‘More About Your Trip’ OBERAMMERGAU – VENICE Continue to Venice. Here you will cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square before you 'Dive Into Culture' during a visit to a traditional glassblowing workshop. Spend the afternoon at leisure. (B, ) Hotel: Novotel Mestre Castellana

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HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Eight generations of history with plenty of stories to tell. Enjoy a traditional 'Be My Guest' lunch with the Landi family at their home near Florence, set within a garden of oak trees against the backdrop of Tuscan vineyards and olive groves. (Day 5)

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€650 PP

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Exceptions

€490 PP

* All prices are per person, twin share.

Oberammergau: The Passion Play is available for purchase on these departures.

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Bastille Day is a national holiday in France. Celebrations will be taking place throughout Paris on 14 July.

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Autumn, Winter, Spring (WWWH): Please note, these departures are subject to change in price, itinerary and hotels. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in May 2020.

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Festive Celebrations: Christmas and New Year Celebrations have been arranged for these departures. Join us in Europe to celebrate the Festive Season.

Oberammergau Accommodation: Trafalgar has secured hotel accommodation in Oberammergau or close by in a local village. Please note that single and triple rooms are not available for the Oberammergau stay. Solo travellers and tripleshare guests will be matched and accommodated in a twin room with a fellow solo Trafalgar traveller, of the same gender, for the stay. Your London Hotel: The Tower For rates and full details please see page 171. This trip starts and ends at our London Reception Centre or the above hotel, providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar.

28 Oct 20 to 31 Mar 21:

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €303 PP

London Airport Transfers: Transfers available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 173 for details.

OTHER GREAT SAVINGS

Please Note: An Optional Eurostar Extension is available for this trip. See trafalgar.com for details.

2. Multi Trip Savings

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, €96 per person. Drinking Water: Tap water is safe to drink in all of the destinations on this trip. Please remember to bring a water bottle.

EUROPE AND BEYOND

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1. Young Traveller Savings 3. Triple Share Savings

SAVE €280 SAVE UP TO €76 SAVE UP TO €70 PP

4. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

Trip code: EWHI

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STAY IN THE POPULAR THERMAL SPA RESORT OF MONTECATINI, ADMIRE THE EXQUISITE MARBLE CATHEDRAL IN SIENA AND EMBRACE LA DOLCE VITA IN TRUE TUSCAN STYLE, LEARNING TO COOK ITALIAN PASTA.

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CINQUE TERRE OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE Available on Day 7

Pisa

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• VIP ADMISSION to the Vatican Museums

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• VISIT St. Peter's Basilica, the Tuscan city of Siena, San Gimignano, the Leonardiano Museum in Vinci and the Sistine Chapel • VIEW the ancient sites of Rome including the Colosseum, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence and the Leaning Tower of Pisa

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ARRIVE ROME Ciao Roma! 'The Eternal City' opens its doors for an unforgettable At Leisure jaunt through Tuscany and two millennia of culture, history and fiery Italian verve. Spend the afternoon exploring the city before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. Embark on an orientation drive past Rome's iconic and unexpected highlights, including views of the Colosseum and Circus Maximus, once the site of exhilarating chariot races which attracted thousands of enthusiastic spectators. (WR) Hotel: Cardinal St. Peter

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SIENA AND SAN GIMIGNANO EXCURSION Saunter through the beautifully preserved medieval city of Siena to see the 13th-century marble Cathedral and the shell-shaped Piazza del Campo which hosts the biannual Palio horse race. We venture to the walled medieval town of San Gimignano, renowned for its towers. Enjoy some free time strolling through its narrow lanes and shopping for locally-produced delicacies and hand-painted Tuscan pottery - the alluring aromas of pecorino and cured meats can be found around every turn. (B)

Price PP End Rome

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Begin your love affair with Tuscan cuisine, joining Chef Libero and his sons for a pasta-making class and tasting with wine, enjoyed al fresco at his restaurant in the Tuscan hills.

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MONTECATINI AT LEISURE OR OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE TO CINQUE TERRE You have a full free day to relax in the soothing waters of Montecatini Thermal Spa or join an Optional Experience to Cinque Terre, whose pastel-hued villages cling to the rugged Ligurian cliffs. (B) PISA AND VINCI EXCURSION Journey to Pisa where we join a 'Local Specialist' to view the famous Leaning Tower, the finely sculpted marble Cathedral and the ornate Baptistery, said to be the largest in Italy. We continue through Tuscany, arriving in Vinci where we'll 'Dive Into Culture' at Museo Leonardiano and gain a deeper understanding of the life of this talented master. Admire Leonardo da Vinci's machines and models, his sketches and handwritten notes, as well as interactive exhibits during your visit. Tonight 'Connect With Locals' at the Agriturismo Borgo Vigna Vecchia where you'll enjoy an exclusive 'Be My Guest' dinner surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. (B, BMG, , )

YOUR HOLIDAY PLANNER

Start Rome

ROME SIGHTSEEING – MONTECATINI (6 NIGHTS) Our journey through Rome begins in the centre of Christendom, where we join a 'Local Specialist' on an included sightseeing tour to visit St. Peter's Basilica and Michelangelo's much-admired Pietà. This afternoon, we enjoy a leisurely drive through the scenic Tuscan hills to the thermal spa resort of Montecatini, the largest and most famous spa town in Italy and your home for the next six nights. (B) Hotel: Columbia FLORENCE EXCURSION Your 'Local Specialist' will reveal the history of Renaissance Florence during your walking tour. View the magnificent Duomo and visit Piazza della Signoria. Perhaps in your free time walk across the Ponte Vecchio bridge, one of the city's most famous landmarks, lined with goldsmiths and jewellers. This is a legacy of the 16th-century decree which mandated that only jewellers and goldsmiths be allowed to ply their trade on the bridge. (B, D)

TUSCAN LIFESTYLE EXPERIENCE Feast your eyes on the vibrant colours and busy stalls heaving with fresh produce at a local food market where you will join a 'Local Specialist' professional chef for a tasty introduction to Tuscan cuisine. (B, L)

MONTECATINI – ROME – VATICAN EXPERIENCE Departing Tuscany, we travel south to Rome. This evening, we 'Dive Into Culture' at a Farewell Dinner amidst the stunning Roman and Ancient Greek artistry showcased in Museo Gregoriano Profano. We'll have access to the museum before dinner and join a 'Local Specialist' later for a guided evening tour of the Vatican Museums, including a visit to Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded. (B, FD, ) Hotel: Sheraton Parco de’ Medici

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Special Rate Solo Rooming: These departures include 20 – 100% discount on our standard single supplement. Please see trafalgar.com for pricing.

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €213 PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings 2. Multi Trip Savings 3. Triple Share Savings

SAVE €210 SAVE UP TO €53 SAVE UP TO €60 PP

4. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Enjoy an exclusive ‘Be My Guest' dinner at the Agriturismo Borgo Vigna Vecchia in the Tuscan hills. (Day 5)

Dine amidst centuries of art and history in the Vatican Museums, enjoying exclusive after-hours' access to the Museo Gregoriano Profano and Sistine Chapel.

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DIVE INTO CULTURE Visit the museum dedicated to the life of Leonardo da Vinci in his Tuscan birthplace. (Day 5)

DEPART ROME Today we bid a fond farewell to newfound friends and an epic At Leisure experience, departing Rome today. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (B)

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share.

FLIGHTS

Airport Transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am.

Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, €72 per person. Drinking Water: Tap water is safe to drink in all of the destinations on this trip. Please remember to bring a water bottle. Trip code: ITRO

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FROM THE NORTHERN LAKES TO PARMA – SEE THE LAYERS OF PASTEL HUES THAT CLING TO CINQUE TERRE'S DRAMATIC SEA CLIFFS, ENJOYING THE FLAVOURS OF PROSCIUTTO AND PARMIGIANO ALONG THE WAY.

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ICONIC HIGHLIGHTS • SIGHTSEEING TOUR with a Local Specialist in Milan, Genoa, Cinque Terre and Parma • VISIT the botanical gardens at Villa Taranto and Cinque Terre • VIEW the Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan and the Renaissance Palaces in Genoa

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ARRIVE MILAN (2 NIGHTS) Embrace the glamour of Milan, your introduction to the sights and sounds of northern Italy. Spend the day exploring this stylish city before meeting your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive. (WR) Hotel: Starhotels Tourist

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MILAN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Wander through the sophisticated streets of Milan joining your 'Local Specialist' on a tour that will reveal the city's iconic and unexpected highlights. See the Gothic Cathedral, glass-domed Galleria and La Scala Opera House, then it's time to pound the pavements in your free time. Consider a visit to the medieval fortress of Sforza Castle to admire the magnificent artistry of da Vinci and Michelangelo, including the famous statue of the Pietà Rondanini. (B) MILAN – LAKE MAGGIORE FREE TIME (2 NIGHTS) Italy's much-admired Lake District and Lake Maggiore, set against the backdrop of the Southern Alps, is the next stop on our northern Italy journey. We 'Dive Into Culture' during a visit to the Villa Taranto botanical gardens – scents of azalea, camellia and wisteria linger as we explore its lush gardens filled with rare lilies and 300 varieties of dahlias in bloom. Then it's on to our home for the next two nights on the quiet shores of Lake Maggiore. Consider joining an Optional Experience to one of the Borromean Islands – Isola Bella, which includes a visit inside the aristocratic Borromeo Palace and its gorgeous terraced gardens. (B, D, ) Hotel: Simplon

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Savour the salty, tender delights of local prosciutto and the culinary traditions of the Parma region during a visit to a working prosciutto factory near Langhirano.

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PARMA – MILAN Delight in the gastronomic and architectural splendour of the Emilia-Romagna region during a guided tour of Parma with a 'Local Specialist'. See the 12th-century Piazzo Duomo with its Romanesque Cathedral and Baptistery, and Garibaldi Square, home to the Palazzo del Governatore with its ornate astronomical clock. We leave the flavours of Parma behind and embark on a scenic drive back to Milan where we'll enjoy a Farewell Dinner tonight with our travel companions and Travel Director. (B, FD) Hotel: Starhotels Business Palace DEPART MILAN While your holiday has come to an end, the special memories with new friends will linger long after you return home. Say farewell to your Travel Director as you prepare for your return journey. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (B)

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Exceptions

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PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €215 PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings 2. Multi Trip Savings 3. Triple Share Savings

SAVE €200 SAVE UP TO €54 SAVE UP TO €40 PP

4. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

LAKE MAGGIORE FREE DAY Lap up gentle lakeside living during a full day spent at leisure in this pictureperfect setting. Spend the day relaxing or take an alpine train journey to see the magnificent panoramic views of the north. This evening, we cross the tranquil waters of Maggiore to secluded Isola Madre where we'll 'Connect With Locals' over a 'Be My Guest' dinner. (B, BMG, )

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS

* All prices are per person, twin share.

Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

LAKE MAGGIORE – GENOA – VIAREGGIO (2 NIGHTS) The maritime city of Genoa and birthplace of Columbus is our first stop today as we join a 'Local Specialist' for a guided walking tour to view the city's majestic Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Visit Via Garibaldi, the historic centre of Genoa lined by ancient palaces, before continuing to the seaside town of Viareggio this afternoon. (B) Hotel: Mercure

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, €72 per person.

VIAREGGIO – FULL-DAY CINQUE TERRE EXCURSION Today we explore the dramatic coastal setting of UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre on an included full-day excursion. The deep blue Ligurian Sea provides a stunning backdrop for the expanse of pastel pinks, yellows and oranges that cling to the rugged seaside cliffs. We join a 'Local Specialist' to visit this remarkable destination. (B, D)

Airport Transfers: On arrival at Milan Malpensa Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Milan Malpensa Airport at 7.30am and 10.30am.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Join Signor Telli for an exclusive 'Be My Guest' dinner and bei tempi at his family run restaurant on the secluded Isola Madre island on Lake Maggiore. (Day 4)

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DIVE INTO CULTURE Amble through the beautiful gardens of Villa Taranto with its vertical gardens, water lilies and dahlia maze. (Day 3)

Drinking Water: Tap water is safe to drink in all of the destinations on this trip. Please remember to bring a water bottle. Trip code: INOR

Visit a working prosciutto factory and parmigiano reggiano cheese caseificio near Parma. (Day 7)

FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

VIAREGGIO – LANGHIRANO – PARMA Today is a feast for the senses. Crossing the scenic Appenine mountains, we venture towards Parma, renowned for its famous Parma ham and cheese. 'Dive Into Culture' and visit a prosciutto factory, with a brief photo stop at Torrechiara. Next we'll learn how to make parmigiano reggiano cheese at a family run caseificio. This evening, consider an unforgettable Optional Experience featuring delicious local flavours in a historic setting. (B, ) Hotel: Sina Maria Luigia

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3 EXPERIENCE LIFE AS A ROMAN GLADIATOR, TOSS A COIN IN THE TREVI FOUNTAIN AND DEVOUR THE PIZZA YOU'VE JUST LEARNT TO MAKE BEFORE CREATING YOUR OWN COLOURFUL VENETIAN CARNIVAL MASK.

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Bologna

Pisa

• VIP ADMISSION to the Vatican Museums FLORENCE

• SIGHTSEEING TOUR with a Local Specialist in Rome, Florence, Bologna and Venice • SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING on a guided walking tour of 'Secret Venice' to the Rialto food market, with a group size of no more than 25 guests

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ARRIVE ROME (3 NIGHTS) Ciao Roma! Feast your eyes and your stomach on the 'Eternal City' – the launch pad for an unforgettable adventure with la famiglia. Tread in the footsteps of the ancients before meeting with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Kick-Off Party that will rock Rome. (KP) Hotel: Crowne Plaza St. Peter’s

on a private launch. View the famous Bridge of Sighs, so named for the sound condemned prisoners made at catching their last glimpse of beautiful Venice, the exquisite Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica and the Campanile. The afternoon is yours to explore - go in search of the cosiest trattoria in town. (B, , )

FA MILY FUN

ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Join a 'Local Specialist' to delve into centuries of history and culture, including a guided tour of the Vatican Museums. Gaze up at the wonder of Michelangelo's frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and explore the Catholic shrine of St. Peter's Basilica. Venture across the Tiber to the Colosseum imagining a time when brave warriors fought to the thunderous roar of thousands. (B) ROME – VISIT A GLADIATOR SCHOOL AND FREE TIME Book your spot on the podium. It's time to become a gladiator for the day. You'll learn how to wield a gladiator's sword and gain insights into military techniques with an expert. This afternoon, you'll have some free time to explore the city with the family. Perhaps count the Spanish Steps or toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain to secure your speedy return to Rome. Then it's time for a cheesy 'Family Fun' affair as we 'Dive Into Culture' and learn how to make authentic Italian pizza, sharing a tasty slice or two of our culinary masterpieces with our loved ones. (B, RD, , ) ROME – PISA – FLORENCE (3 NIGHTS) Set your watch to Italian time and embark on a scenic drive north through Tuscany's golden fields. Stop in Pisa to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Piazza del Duomo to snap a selfie in front of the famous Leaning Tower. Carry on to the Renaissance city of Florence, our home for the next three nights. (B) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME The exquisite sights of Florence are brought to life on a walking tour in the expert company of a 'Local Specialist'. See the magnificent Gothic Duomo and famous Baptistery before marvelling at Michelangelo's statue of David at the Academy of Fine Arts. Where better to 'Dive Into Culture' and indulge in a refreshing gelato than in the city where it was invented. Tonight we 'Connect With Locals' joining a Tuscan family for a 'Be My Guest' dinner enjoying delicious specialities against the backdrop of picture-perfect olive groves and vineyards. Salute! (B, BMG, , ) FLORENCE FREE DAY You have a full day at leisure to enjoy this remarkable Renaissance city. Florence is a living museum that you can explore on foot. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to the ‘Town of Towers' – San Gimignano. (B) FLORENCE – BOLOGNA – VENICE (3 NIGHTS) Stop and smell the rich aromas of Bolognese sauce, spending the morning with a 'Local Specialist' to explore the medieval city of Bologna. Then it's just a hop, skip and a jump to the island city of Venice. Discover the 'Queen of the Adriatic' from the comfort of one of its traditional gondolas on an Optional Experience. (B, D) Hotel: Novotel Mestre Castellana

Indulge in the delicate craft of hand-painting and decorating your own colourful Carnival mask in the tradition of Venice's celebrated Carnevale.

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€420 PP

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PAY E ARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €258 PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS

SECRET VENICE WALKING TOUR AND VISIT TO THE RIALTO FOOD MARKET Navigating the bustling canals to the Rialto Bridge, we embrace the sights and sounds of Venice from the water before 'Diving Into Culture' to savour the flavours of Italy during a visit to an ancient food market. We delve into the hidden highlights of Venice during a Small Group Sightseeing walking tour, working up an appetite for our Farewell Lunch at a local restaurant. (B, FL, ) DEPART VENICE Our unforgettable journey together has come to an end. All that's left to say is a hearty arrivederci as you prepare to return home with fantastic shared memories. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (B)

1. Young Traveller Savings 2. Multi Trip Savings

SAVE €250 SAVE UP TO €64

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SAVE UP TO €250 PP

4. Quad Share Savings

SAVE UP TO €380PP

5. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

AF TE D HANDC RG HTS HIGHLI

Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

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Discover the great Venetian tradition of Carnival masks and create your own. (Day 8) CONNECT WITH LOCALS Enjoy a local Tuscan 'Be My Guest' dinner with Count Miari Fulcis on his 15th-century organic olive oil estate in the Tuscan hills. (Day 5)

* All prices are per person, twin share. Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Single rooms are not available unless travelling as part of a family group. Airport Transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Venice's Marco Polo Airport at 8am and 9.30am.

DIVE INTO CULTURE Experience life as a gladiator with an included visit to a Gladiator School in Rome. (Day 3) Indulge in an Italian gelato at a local gelateria in Florence. (Day 5)

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, €71 per person.

Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Guidecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craft smen have perfected over the centuries. (Day 8)

Drinking Water: Tap water is safe to drink in all of the destinations on this trip. Please remember to bring a water bottle. Trip code: FGIC

VENICE – CANAL CRUISE AND ORIENTATION 'Dive Into Culture' and witness first-hand the exquisite tradition of Venetian glassblowing. Time for 'Family Fun' as you learn about the art of crafting Carnival masks, before cruising to bustling St. Mark's Square Connect With Locals KP B

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EXPERIENCE ALL THE MESMERISING HIGHLIGHTS OF ITALY, INCLUDING THE DELECTABLE FLAVOURS THAT HAVE INSPIRED ITS PASSIONATE LOCALS TO COIN THE PHRASE: ‘FIRST WE EAT, THEN WE DO EVERYTHING ELSE...’

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• VIP ADMISSION to the Vatican Museums

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ROME

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Pompeii Isle of Capri

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• VISIT St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum in Rome, the excavations at Pompeii, the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, Lake Como and the Florence American Cemetery and Memorial • VIEW Juliet's Balcony in Verona, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Duomo in Florence • SEE the ancient sites of Rome and the Abbey in Monte Cassino

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Milan

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DAY ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS) Savour some free time in Rome before joining your companions and Travel Director later for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive. (WR) Hotel: Victoria/Una

Signoria with its exquisite statues and palazzi. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the beautiful skyline of Florence and the 400-year-old Ponte Vecchio from Piazzale Michelangelo. (B)

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ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Join a 'Local Specialist' for an included sightseeing tour in the Vatican Museums. 'Dive Into Culture' and admire the Bramante staircase and Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel, then see the marble masterpiece of the Pietà. We venture to Ancient Rome to visit the Colosseum and see Circus Maximus. Spend the afternoon at leisure. (B, ) ROME – POMPEII – SORRENTO (2 NIGHTS) We journey south to the well-preserved ruins of Pompeii. Here we join a 'Local Specialist' who will share details of the devastation caused by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius as we wander through the ancient paved roads of a city that was frozen in time. (B, D) Hotel: La Residenza/Johanna Park ISLE OF CAPRI EXCURSION Cross the Bay of Naples by ferry to the Isle of Capri and join a 'Local Specialist' for a guided walking tour in Capri town, before returning to the mainland. (B) SORRENTO – ASSISI See the Benedictine Abbey of Cassino. Continue north where you will meet a 'Local Specialist' for a walking tour in Assisi to visit the Basilica of St. Francis. We'll stay at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' – a fully renovated old Franciscan convent. (B, D, ) Hotel: Cenacolo ASSISI – VERONA – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) We travel to Verona, the home of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, where we'll view the balcony from which a fictional Juliet once called to her Romeo, and the Roman arena, still in use today. Later, continue to Venice, where tonight we'll enjoy a Regional Dinner. (B, RD) Hotel: Biasutti/Viktoria Palace VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME We venture to the island of Giudecca where we'll 'Dive Into Culture', watching centuries-old glassmaking traditions. Continue past the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge's Palace to St. Mark's Square where we will view the impressive square and Basilica. (B, ) VENICE – MILAN – LAKE MAGGIORE (2 NIGHTS) Today we cross the plains of Lombardy to sophisticated Milan. An orientation tour takes us past the Gothic Duomo, La Scala Opera House and the famous Galleria. Later arrive at Lake Maggiore where we'll enjoy dinner served tonight at our hotel. (B, D) Hotel: Simplon LAKE COMO EXCURSION Indulge in free time to explore Lake Como. This evening, we venture by private boat to a secluded island on Lake Maggiore where we'll 'Connect With Locals' over a 'Be My Guest' dinner. (B, BMG, ) LAKE MAGGIORE – PISA – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS) Tuscany lures us past the marble quarries of Carrara to Pisa and its Square of Miracles where we will view the Leaning Tower. Our next stop is Florence. (B) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Delve into the extravagant legacy of the Medici family in the company of a 'Local Specialist'. The elegant Duomo dominates the skyline as we visit Piazza della Connect With Locals WR Welcome Reception B Breakfast

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FLORENCE – SAN GIMIGNANO – ROME This morning we stop at the Florence American Cemetery and Memorial. Continuing south, we visit the Tuscan hill-town of San Gimignano, featuring extraordinary examples of medieval architecture. This evening in Rome, we enjoy a Farewell Dinner. (B, FD) Hotel: Marriott Park DEPART ROME Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport. Conditions apply. (B)

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Join Signor Telli for an exclusive dinner at his family run restaurant on the secluded Isola Madre island. (Day 9) STAYS WITH STORIES Hotel Cenacolo is a fully renovated old Franciscan convent in Santa Maria deli Angeli. (Day 5) DIVE INTO CULTURE When visiting the Vatican Museums ascend the spiral staircase designed by Donato Bramante, in a part of the Vatican not open to the public. (Day 2)

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Airport Transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, €104 per person. Drinking Water: Tap water is safe to drink in all of the destinations on this trip. Please remember to bring a water bottle. Trip code: ITBO

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €335PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings 2. Multi Trip Savings

SAVE €310 SAVE UP TO €84

3. Triple Share Savings

SAVE UP TO €90 PP

4. VIT (Very Important Traveller)

Benefits for past guests

FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details. Dive Into Culture RD Regional Dinner FD Farewell Dinner

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SIMMERING MOUNT ETNA AND THE ANCIENT VALLEY OF THE TEMPLES MAKE AN APPEARANCE ON THIS GLORIOUS ENCOUNTER WITH SUN-KISSED SICILY, FROM FISHING VILLAGES TO THE SEASIDE HAUNTS OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS.

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• SIGHTSEEING TOUR with a Local Specialist in Catania, Taormina, Syracuse and Palermo • ORIENTATION of Agrigento

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• VISIT Basilica Cattedrale Sant'Agata, Giardino Bellini, the Greek Theatre in Taormina, the Syracuse Archaeological Museum, Ortygia, Ragusa, Valley of the Temples, Erice, Mondello, and the Monreale Norman Cathedral • VIEW Mt. Etna

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ARRIVE CATANIA You'll start your Sicilian journey in the city that lies in Mount Etna's shadow, spending your first day exploring Catania on your own before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: NH Centro CATANIA – TAORMINA (GIARDINI NAXOS) (3 NIGHTS) Begin your day with a guided sightseeing tour. Your 'Local Specialist' will delve into the history and culture of this ancient port city, including a visit to Basilica Cattedrale Sant'Agata which you'll have an opportunity to explore on your own. Take a leisurely stroll through Giardino Bellini, one of Italy's most exquisite public gardens with incredible vistas of Catania and Mount Etna. Continue to Taormina, for an afternoon to spend at your leisure. (B) Hotel: Caesar Palace

the Temples, a UNESCO-listed site featuring some of the world's most treasured Greek art and architecture. (B, ) Hotel: Dioscuri Bay Palace 7

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Rub shoulders with the Catania locals who flock to the beautiful Giardino Bellini gardens to escape the bustling Sicilian cityscape.

AGRIGENTO – ERICE – MONDELLO – PALERMO (2 NIGHTS) A day of discovery awaits as you head to Palermo, stopping first in Erice. Next on your journey is a visit to the pretty fishing village of Mondello, a favourite seaside retreat for the who's who of Palermo. This evening, you could choose to join an Optional Experience to Sferracavallo at the foot of Mount Capo Gallo for dinner. (B) Hotel: Garibaldi PALERMO SIGHTSEEING Palermo's rich history, culture and gastronomy are revealed on this morning's sightseeing tour with a 'Local Specialist', who will take you on a journey into the city's tumultuous past. You'll head to Monreale on the slopes of Monte Caputo where a 'Local Specialist' will join you on a tour of one of the greatest examples of Norman architecture, the 12th-century Cattedrale di Monreale. The afternoon is yours to get your final taste of Sicily, before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a rousing Farewell Dinner. (B, FD) DEPART PALERMO Your journey through Sicily has come to an end. All that's left is to say a fond farewell to new friends and take your airport transfer for your return journey home. Conditions apply. (B)

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share.

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TAORMINA SIGHTSEEING Sea views and sun-kissed pastel façades feature along your sightseeing tour with a 'Local Specialist' this morning. You'll have an opportunity to explore the well-preserved ruins of the Teatro Antico di Taormina. This evening, the slopes of Mount Etna provide a dramatic backdrop for an exclusive 'Be My Guest' dinner with Maria Marano. 'Connect With Locals' as you take a walking tour through the estate and cellars and enjoy the flavours from secret family recipes. (B, BMG, )

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PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €195 PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings 2. Multi Trip Savings 3. Triple Share Savings

SAVE €180 SAVE UP TO €49 SAVE UP TO €60 PP

4. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

Airport Transfers: On arrival at Catania Airport transfers will operate at 10am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. A return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Palermo Airport at 8am.

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, €80 per person. Drinking Water: Tap water is safe to drink in all of the destinations on this trip. Please remember to bring a water bottle.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Visit Maria Marano's wine farm at the foot of Mount Etna for a walking tour through the estate and cellars, and enjoy home-made appetisers accompanied by the local wine. (Day 3)

Trip code: ISIC

DIVE INTO CULTURE Learn how the local Modica chocolate is made and enjoy a chocolate tasting. (Day 6)

FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

TRAVEL DIRECTOR TIP Catania is known as the ‘Milan of the South’ because of its strong commercial vocation. Ensure you explore its monumental Baroque historical centre and its picturesque fish market to capture the true Sicilian essence. Paolo Consoli

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TAORMINA – SYRACUSE Once a major Mediterranean power and the birthplace of Archimedes, the historic city of Syracuse takes centre stage today as you join your 'Local Specialist' for in-depth insights into its colourful past. You'll see some of its treasures at the Archaeological Museum, then visit the island of Ortygia, the ancient heart of the city connected to the mainland by a stone bridge you'll cross on foot. This evening, you'll enjoy dinner at your hotel. (B, D) Hotel: Mercure

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TAORMINA FREE DAY Indulge in a full free day to explore Taormina on your own. You could choose instead to join your fellow travellers for an Optional Experience to Mount Etna and Savoca. This evening, maybe choose to join a traditional Sicilian dinner in Castelmola, perched picturesquely above Sicily's stunning coastline. (B)

SYRACUSE – MODICA – RAGUSA – AGRIGENTO The aroma of roasted cocoa beans will linger long after your visit to a local chocolatier in Modica. Here you'll 'Dive Into Culture' and learn the secrets of Modican chocolate. Continue to Agrigento, stopping along the way in Ragusa, whose Duomo di San Giorgio, with its remarkable stained glass windows, stands out amongst a multitude of beautiful Baroque façades. Join a 'Local Specialist' later for a visit to the Valley of

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SLOW DOWN TO THE LANGUID PACE OF THE SOUTH, A PART OF ITALY THAT MARCHES TO ITS OWN TUNE. EASE INTO THIS LEISURELY EXPLORATION OF THE SOUTH AND SICILY.

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• VISIT the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino, the excavations at Pompeii, the ruins of the ancient Greek theatre at Taormina, the Temples of Concord and Juno at Agrigento, Erice, Monreale Cathedral and Mondello

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• SIGHTSEEING TOUR with a Local Specialist in Pompeii, Capri, Taormina, Agrigento and Palermo

• VIEW the Benedictine Abbey at Monte Cassino, the fortress town of Enna and Palermo Cathedral 6

• SEE St Peter's Basilica in Rome

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ARRIVE ROME Welcome to Rome, the 'Eternal City', which you'll have an opportunity to explore on your own before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception this evening. Enjoy an orientation drive – a perfect introduction to this beautiful city, the centre of which has been proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its ruins, imposing monuments, statues and fountains. (WR) Hotel: Victoria ROME – CASSINO – POMPEII – SORRENTO (2 NIGHTS) From Rome, visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino to commemorate those who died here in the WWII battle. Then, view the Benedictine Abbey, originally founded by Saint Benedict in the 6th century. Next, stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii. Your 'Local Specialist' will take you on a walking tour of the excavations buried for centuries under a layer of volcanic ash after Mount Vesuvius erupted. See such sites as the Gymnasium, the Temple of Apollo and the impressive Basilica before arriving later at your hotel in Sorrento. (B, D) Hotel: Johanna Park SORRENTO – ISLE OF CAPRI EXCURSION Take a ferry to the Isle of Capri, the isle of sirens according to Greek mythology. You'll ascend to Capri town by funicular railway and see the famous Piazzetta during your guided walking tour with a 'Local Specialist'. Spend some free time people-watching at one of the local cafés before returning to the mainland where you can enjoy free time in Sorrento. (B)

Experience. Whatever you decide, your Travel Director will be on hand to help you get the most out of your day. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel. (B, D) 7

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TAORMINA – AGRIGENTO Enjoy views of Enna on the way to Agrigento, where your 'Local Specialist' will take you to the Valley of the Temples - the finest Greek sanctuary in Sicily. See the Temple of Concord and the Temple of Juno overlooking the sea. (B) Hotel: Dioscuri Bay Palace AGRIGENTO – ERICE – MONDELLO – PALERMO (2 NIGHTS) Travel to Erice and explore this famous hilltop medieval town in western Sicily with its cobbled streets, Norman castles and stunning views of the sea, salt pans and wooded hillsides. Perhaps take a walk to the ruins of Venus Castle with its Balio Gardens. Before arriving in Palermo, the Sicilian capital, visit the chic seaside resort of Mondello, with its beautiful beach, popular with the elite Palermitans. (B) Hotel: Garibaldi PALERMO SIGHTSEEING AND EXCURSION TO MONREALE Meet your 'Local Specialist' this morning for a sightseeing tour of Palermo. See Palermo's famous Opera House and the Cathedral. Travel to Monreale for views of La Conca d'Oro and explore the magnificent 12th-century Norman Cathedral. Later join your companions and celebrate your journey with a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. (B, FD) DEPART PALERMO Say arrivederci to Sicily and your newfound friends at the end of a memorable holiday. A transfer to Palermo airport is available. Conditions apply. (B)

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PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €238 PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings 2. Multi Trip Savings 3. Triple Share Savings

SAVE €230 SAVE UP TO €59 SAVE UP TO €70 PP

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HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Visit Maria Marano's wine farm at the foot of Mount Etna for a walking tour through the estate, and enjoy homemade appetisers accompanied by local wine at a 'Be My Guest' dinner. (Day 4)

Visit the Isle of Capri in the midst of the Tyrrhenian Sea, a popular haunt for artists, writers and celebrities over the centuries and an island so pretty it inspired paintings and novels celebrating its dramatic scenery.

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SORRENTO – TAORMINA (GIARDINI NAXOS) (3 NIGHTS) Drive south via Salerno and through Calabria, crossing the straits of Messina to Sicily and the beachside resort town of Giardini Naxos below Taormina. Tonight 'Connect With Locals' during a 'Be My Guest' dinner hosted at a beautiful Sicilian winery and restaurant overlooking Mount Etna. (B, BMG, ) Hotel: Sant Alphio Garden TAORMINA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your 'Local Specialist' will take you on a walking tour of Taormina on the slopes of Monte Tauro, overlooking the sea. Visit the Greek theatre and see the terraced botanical gardens. Then, stroll along the elegant Corso Umberto with a gelsi gelato and on to the Piazza for splendid panoramic views across the bay. Later, there's free time for shopping for souvenirs and handmade lace on the Corso. (B)

* All prices are per person, twin share. Airport Transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. A return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Palermo Airport at 8am.

TRAVEL DIRECTOR TIP In Erice, don’t miss the opportunity to try one of the gastronomic pearls of western Sicily, the couscous. Resulting from intense trade with Tunisia, couscous has become a delicious staple in many people’s diets.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, €80 per person.

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Drinking Water: Tap water is safe to drink in all of the destinations on this trip. Please remember to bring a water bottle.

FLIGHTS

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Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

TAORMINA FREE DAY Enjoy a full day to do as you please in this beautiful resort town. Shop, relax, see the sights of your choice or consider an Optional Connect With Locals WR Welcome Reception B Breakfast

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YOUR JOURNEY THROUGH THE LUSH LANDSCAPES OF BRITAIN WILL SEE YOU VISIT MYTHICAL STONEHENGE, CARDIFF AND THE LAKE DISTRICT, BEFORE RAMBLING UP EDINBURGH'S ROYAL MILE AND BACK TO LONDON.

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• ORIENTATION of Bath, Cardiff, Liverpool and York • VISIT Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, the Tudor town of Ludlow, Gretna Green, Edinburgh Castle, and Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon • VIEW Bath Abbey, Cardiff Castle, the Lake District's magnificent scenery, Hadrian's Wall, York Minster, and Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage • SEE the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh

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LONDON – STONEHENGE – BATH – CARDIFF Experience first-hand what's 'great' about Great Britain on this mesmerising sojourn past the peaks of Wales and the rolling hills and lush farmlands of England to 'bonnie' Scotland. We kick-start our adventure in the cosmopolitan capital of London, heading west to visit Stonehenge's stone monoliths, whose centuries-old myths have yet to be fully revealed. The elegant Georgian architecture of Bath takes centre stage during our visit to this famous spa town. Here, we'll see the Abbey and visit the Roman Baths, before crossing the Severn Estuary to Cardiff. Delve into the proud culture and heritage of the Welsh as you embark on an orientation of the city to see the Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle, in the heart of the city. Tonight, we celebrate the beginning of an epic adventure through Britain at a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Mercure Holland House CARDIFF – LUDLOW – LIVERPOOL The half-timbered Tudor houses of Ludlow feature today on our exploration of this market town with its medieval walls and historic castle. We journey north through the Shropshire Hills and Cheshire landscapes to the bold British city of Liverpool, hometown of the 'Fab Four'. Saunter through its edgy Scouse streets and perhaps visit The Cavern Club, where the Beatles once played, during your evening at leisure. (B) Hotel: Mercure Atlantic Tower LIVERPOOL – LAKE DISTRICT – GRETNA GREEN – EDINBURGH (2 NIGHTS) The enchanting views of Britain's Lake District provide a scenic backdrop for our leisurely drive north to Scotland. Skirt the romantic shores of Lake Windermere and enjoy views that inspired literary greats like William Wordsworth. We stop at the runaway wedding capital that is Gretna Green where 'Blacksmith Priests' would marry couples over the Marriage Anvil. Later, we arrive in enchanting Edinburgh – our home for the next two nights. Tickets to see the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included on departures that coincide with performance dates. (B) Hotel: Holiday Inn

visit the Royal Yacht Britannia. This evening, consider attending a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes. (B) 5

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EDINBURGH – HADRIAN’S WALL – YORK Trace the northern frontier of the Roman Empire at Hadrian's Wall before crossing the River Tyne and venturing south to the ancient cathedral city of York, whose origins hark back to Roman times. Walk along the famous Shambles and view the York Minster, one of the greatest cathedrals in the world. This evening we 'Connect With Locals', joining a family in York for a home-cooked 'Be My Guest' Farewell Dinner and some hearty British hospitality. (B, BMG, ) Hotel: Novotel Centre YORK – STRATFORD-UPON-AVON – LONDON Delve into the fascinating story of Shakespeare's life at his Birthplace and Visitor Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon, and view Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage. We return to London this evening where our memorable encounter with Britain's icons comes to an end. (B)

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Your London Hotel: Hilton Kensington For rates and full details please see page 171. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. London Airport Transfers: Transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 173 for details.

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Edinburgh Tattoo 7-29 August 2020: We've included Tattoo tickets when you're in Edinburgh during these dates. See page Edinburgh Military panel for further details.

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Autumn, Winter, Spring (WIBT): Departures marked in the price panel are subject to change in price, itinerary and hotels. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in May 2020.

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Festive Celebrations: Christmas and New Year Celebrations have been arranged for these departures. Join us in Britain to celebrate the Festive Season.

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Hogmanay: Marked departure will celebrate Hogmanay in Edinburgh.

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One of the most spectacular annual events is the Edinburgh Tattoo. It is simply not to be missed. Military bands from all over the world take to the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle to play rousing tunes culminating in the haunting melody of the Lone Piper. The Tattoo is run for charitable causes and has donated over £5 million to military and civilian charities and organisations. Trafalgar includes tickets and arrangements for our guests for every trip in this brochure that stays in Edinburgh during the Tattoo dates above.

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €158 PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings 2. Triple Share Savings

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HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Enjoy a traditional British 'Be My Guest' dinner hosted by a local family in the dining room of either their elegant town house in the city or in their impressive country house overlooking picturesque scenery in the Vale of York. (Day 5)

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EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Ramble up the Royal Mile in the mesmerising medieval city of Edinburgh, where you'll join a 'Local Specialist' on an included city sightseeing tour. Stroll through the Old Town and view Arthur's Seat and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, for centuries the seat of the kings and queens of the Scots. Visit Edinburgh Castle perched atop Castle Rock overlooking the city. Spend the rest of the day exploring 'Auld Reekie's' medieval relics and elegant Georgian and Gothic façades on your own, or join your Travel Director on an Optional Experience to

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THE ROYAL EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO 7 – 29 AUGUST 2020

The UNESCO-listed Lake District is home to England's largest national park and the country's deepest and longest lakes, making it a popular retreat for nature lovers.

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THE RIVER VALLEYS OF ROMANTIC DEVON AND CORNWALL TAKE CENTRE STAGE ON THIS JOURNEY THROUGH BATH, RURAL WILTSHIRE, AND THE RUINED TINTAGEL CASTLE WHERE, LEGEND HAS IT, KING ARTHUR WAS BORN.

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• VISIT Royal Windsor, the Roman Baths in Bath, Longleat House in Warminster, Lacock village, Buckfast Abbey, the artists' colony of St. Ives, Exeter Cathedral, the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge and John Constable's Salisbury • VIEW Windsor Castle, the Capability Brown landscaped parkland at Longleat, Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth and St. Michael's Mount

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• ORIENTATION of Bath, Bristol, Brixham, Plymouth, Dunster, Lynmouth, Exeter and Salisbury

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LONDON – WINDSOR – BATH – BRISTOL (2 NIGHTS) Leave the bright lights of the British capital behind and journey through lush landscapes to the historic market town of Windsor. Journeying west, we arrive in the stately Georgian town of Bath, whose beautiful Pulteney Bridge and 15th-century Gothic Abbey provide a picturesque backdrop for the Roman Baths from which the city takes its name. See the steamy thermal pool of the 'Great Bath' before travelling to easygoing Bristol, where we'll enjoy an orientation of the city including views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and Brunel's SS Great Britain, the world's first ocean-going luxury liner. (WR) Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn City Centre LONGLEAT STATELY HOME AND LACOCK EXCURSION Leaving trendy Bristol behind, we embark on a scenic drive through the English countryside, arriving at Longleat Stately Home where we'll 'Dive Into Culture' and tour one of the country's finest stately homes, currently home to the 7th Marquess of Bath. Later, we stop in the picturesque village of Lacock – its honeycoloured stone cottages and 15th-century inns have served as an iconic backdrop for such famous films as 'Pride & Prejudice', 'Harry Potter' and 'Downton Abbey'. (B, )

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EXETER – DUNSTER – LYNMOUTH AND DARTMOOR NATIONAL PARK This morning, visit the Exeter Cathedral with its 15th-century astronomical clock and misericords, said to be the earliest complete set in the United Kingdom. Continue to the Somerset village of Dunster, where you'll have some free time for lunch and an opportunity to view its castle on your own. Visit Lynmouth next, the walking capital of Exmoor, then drive through the brooding landscape of Dartmoor National Park, stopping at a traditional pub for a memorable Farewell Dinner with your travel companions. Return to Exeter, where you'll spend the night. (B, FD) EXETER – STONEHENGE – SALISBURY – LONDON This morning, visit the ancient monoliths at Stonehenge, which rise imposingly on Salisbury Plain, imagining a time when pagans and druids would gather in their mysterious midst. We'll visit the town of Salisbury, home to Britain's tallest spire, before returning to London where our memorable journey through Devon and Cornwall comes to an end. (B)

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3. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

London Airport Transfers: Transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 173 for details.

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, €49 per person. Discover centuries of British tradition, priceless collections of art and an exquisite Capability Brown landscaped parkland when you visit Longleat Stately Home.

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Drinking Water: Tap water is safe to drink in all of the destinations on this trip. Please remember to bring a water bottle.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Spend quality time with the locals when you join an exclusive ‘Be My Guest' experience featuring local hospitality and cuisine (Day 3)

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DIVE INTO CULTURE Enjoy a guided tour of Longleat House, the seat of the Marquesses of Bath and one of the finest stately homes open to the public. (Day 2)

BRISTOL – BRIXHAM – BUCKFAST ABBEY – PLYMOUTH The sounds and smell of the sea beckon as you make your way to Devon and stop in the fishing town of Brixham where Sir Francis Drake's ship Golden Hind is permanently moored. Spend some free time strolling through its hilly streets and working up an appetite for your 'Be My Guest' experience where you'll 'Connect With Locals' and savour local flavours. Continue to Buckfast Abbey where you'll 'Dive Into Culture' and gain insights into how Benedictine monks have lived and prayed for nearly 1,000 years. Venture to Plymouth next, where pilgrims once left English shores for an unknown new world. This evening you could choose to toast to their bravery over an optional dinner with your fellow travellers. (B, BMG, , ) Hotel: Crowne Plaza PLYMOUTH – ST. IVES – TINTAGEL – EXETER (2 NIGHTS) Continue your journey to lovely St. Ives, a popular retreat for artists, surfers and sun-worshippers. On the way, enjoy views of St. Michael's Mount with its 17th-century castle, perched dramatically atop the tidal island near the seaside town of Penzance. Stop at Tintagel Castle, the legendary birthplace of King Arthur, and admire its rugged clifftop vantage point overlooking the wild Atlantic. Your final destination today is the sophisticated Devon centre of Exeter, whose medieval centre is yours to explore on your own this evening. (B) Hotel: Mercure Southgate Connect With Locals WR Welcome Reception B Breakfast

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TRAVEL DIRECTOR TIP Don’t leave St Ives without trying the Cornish clotted cream ice cream. This luxiourious and delicious treat comes straight from the heart of Cornwall. Ed Dischler

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SHARE A PINT AND SOME CRAIC WITH NEW FRIENDS AND YOU'LL WISH YOU'D STAYED LONGER ON THE 'EMERALD ISLE'. FROM CATHEDRALS AND CASTLES TO WATERFORD CRYSTAL, THERE'S A LOT TO SAY SLÁINTE ABOUT.

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• ORIENTATION of Galway, Limerick and Waterford • VISIT Bunratty Folk Park, the Cliff s of Moher, Blarney to kiss the stone and gain the ‘gift of the gab', the Crystal Showroom at Waterford and the famine ship in New Ross • VIEW St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin and King John's Castle in Limerick • SEE the Cathedral of Galway and St. Mary's Cathedral in Limerick

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ARRIVE DUBLIN – AFTERNOON SIGHTSEEING Tread in the footsteps of James Joyce and Oscar Wilde, through the lyrical streets of Dublin – your launch pad to a memorable encounter with Ireland's iconic highlights. After a leisurely morning, meet a 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour with views of Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and the stately Georgian Squares. Indulge in a little Irish craic this evening, joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Ballsbridge/Maldron Parnell Square DUBLIN – GALWAY – BUNRATTY – LIMERICK We journey to Galway, the 'City of Tribes', where we'll see its stone cathedral on the banks of the Corrib and spend some free time exploring its colourful façades. Irish traditions and heritage are explored next, during a visit to Bunratty Castle and its Folk Park, a living history museum that reveals insights into life in Ireland during the 18th and 19th centuries. Continue on to Limerick, for an orientation tour to view the 13thcentury King John's Castle overlooking the Shannon. (B) Hotel: Greenhills/Castle Oaks

again, gaining insights into the tragic plight of the Irish emigrants. Continuing through County Wexford and the lush countryside of County Wicklow, we journey to Dublin stopping en route at Ballyknocken Farmhouse, where we'll 'Connect With Locals' over a 'Be My Guest' dinner and meet the Fulvio family. (B, BMG, , ) Hotel: Clayton Dublin Airport DEPART DUBLIN For now, it's time to say a fond slán abhaile to your fellow travellers as you close the curtain on an unforgettable journey through the 'Emerald Isle'. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (B)

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Airport Transfers: On arrival at Dublin Airport transfers will operate at 8.30am, 11am and 1pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Complimentary/regularly scheduled return transfers to Dublin Airport are provided by the Clayton Dublin Airport hotel.

Drinking Water: Tap water is safe to drink in all of the destinations on this trip. Please remember to bring a water bottle. Trip code: IRIH

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LIMERICK – CLIFFS OF MOHER – KILLARNEY (2 NIGHTS) We leave Limerick and stop at the spectacular Cliffs of Moher to visit to the 'Atlantic Edge' exhibition. After a scenic drive, we take a short ferry journey across the Shannon estuary. Our home for the next two nights is the colourful little town of Killarney. (B) Hotel: International/Innisfallen

Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Traditional Irish fare with an Italian twist is served up at Ballyknocken Farmhouse near Dublin with the charming Fulvio family on hand to share their story. (Day 6) DIVE INTO CULTURE Learn how delicate Irish crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour. (Day 6)

WATERFORD – NEW ROSS – CO. WICKLOW – DUBLIN 'Dive Into Culture' and witness the centuries-old tradition of crafting fine glass at the House of Waterford Crystal. Our next stop is in the town of New Ross, where we'll see the monument to John F. Kennedy who travelled to his ancestral family hometown in 1963. We'll visit the three-masted famine ship Dunbrody and 'Dive Into Culture' yet Connect With Locals WR Welcome Reception B Breakfast

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St. Patrick's Day will be celebrated in Ireland on these departures.

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Special Rate Solo Rooming: These departures include 20 – 100% discount on our standard single supplement. Please see trafalgar.com for pricing.

OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings 2. Multi Trip Savings 3. Triple Share Savings

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4. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

TRAVEL DIRECTOR TIP Visit The King’s Head pub in the heart of Galway’s Latin Quarter. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the remarkable history of this 17th-century establishment and its connection to the execution to King Charles I. Sally Creegan

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RING OF KERRY EXCURSION Circle the spectacular Ring of Kerry – its emerald green hills and vivid blue seascapes provide a soul-stirring backdrop. We'll see Daniel O'Connell's Cahirciveen, the coastal village of Waterville, Moll's Gap and the Black Valley, renowned for being the last place in Ireland without electricity and telephone networks. (B) KILLARNEY – BLARNEY – YOUGHAL – WATERFORD Cross the rugged Kerry Mountains and travel to Blarney Castle to kiss the stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'. En route to Waterford, we stop in the historic seaport town of Youghal, once home to Sir Walter Raleigh. This evening we dine in our hotel. (B, D) Hotel: Fitzwilton

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Go back in time, delving into the day-to-day lives of Ireland's folk at tumultuous times in the island's history, including the Irish Famine and the country's fight for independence.

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TRAVEL FROM SCOTLAND'S LITERARY CAPITAL, EDINBURGH TO GLASGOW, THE BATTLEFIELDS OF CULLODEN AND GLENCOE, AS YOUR QUEST TAKES YOU PAST THE LOCHS AND GLENS OF THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS.

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• ORIENTATION of Glasgow and Stirling • VISIT Edinburgh Castle, Pitlochry, the Isle of Skye, Culloden Battlefield and Stirling Castle • VIEW the 18th green at St Andrews, the Glenfinnan Monument, Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Ness, Glencoe, People's Palace and Winter Gardens and George Square in Glasgow

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ARRIVE EDINBURGH (2 NIGHTS) Get lost in the narrow lanes of Edinburgh – the Scottish capital with a mystical air combining ancient heritage with the verve of a modern city. Spend your day at leisure delving into its rich history and embracing the warm culture of the Scots, before joining your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception with a light meal and drinks. (WR) Hotel: Novotel Centre/Apex Haymarket EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Join your 'Local Specialist' this morning for an intriguing sightseeing tour of the city. Ascend Castle Rock and visit Edinburgh Castle, which watches over the surrounding city from its elevated vantage point. Stroll through the Old Town along the Royal Mile and see the stunning Palace of Holyroodhouse, before enjoying time at leisure to soak up the city's festive atmosphere. Tickets to see the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included on departures that coincide with performance dates. (B)

the Wallace Monument from the castle walls, paying tribute to the Scottish hero who fought for Scotland's independence. Later, 'Dive Into Culture' at Glengoyne Whisky Distillery and enjoy a wee dram before joining the Wood family at their 15th-century farm on the shores of Loch Ard to 'Connect With Locals' over a home-cooked Farewell 'Be My Guest' dinner, amidst tales of Rob Roy and a few foot-tapping ceilidh tunes. (B, BMG, , ) 7

DEPART GLASGOW The rugged beauty and warmth of Scotland's people forever in your memories, we enjoy one last hearty breakfast with our travel companions before wishing them and your Travel Director a fond farewell. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (B)

Please Note: Hotels in the Scottish Highlands are generally simpler establishments typical of the region.

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share.

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EDINBURGH – ST. ANDREWS – PITLOCHRY – SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS (2 NIGHTS) Tread in the footsteps of the world's golfing greats and head to St. Andrews en route to the glorious Scottish Highlands. A scenic drive takes us north and across the Firth of Tay, past the city of Dundee to Pitlochry. After lunch, enjoy some free time to explore its riverside setting or join an Optional Experience to Blair Castle, the ancestral home of the Clan Murray. Our day in beautiful surrounds comes to an end with a cosy dinner at our hotel located within the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands. (B, D) Hotel: Laggan Gaskmore/Carrbridge

Airport Transfers: On arrival to Edinburgh Airport transfers will operate at 9am, 11.30am and 2pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Glasgow Airport at 6.30am and 9am.

CULLODEN, LOCH NESS, EILEAN DONAN CASTLE AND ISLE OF SKYE EXCURSION Continue your journey to the tragic battlefield of Culloden. Pay tribute to the brave men who lost their lives in the Jacobite Uprising, then journey past Scotland's infamous Loch Ness. The rugged beauty of Eilean Donan Castle will leave you speechless before you continue your journey to the coast and cross to the Isle of Skye. Heather-clad peaks provide a stunning backdrop for our scenic drive across the Sleat Peninsula. Indulge in some free time for lunch before boarding your ferry in Armadale and crossing to Mallaig, back on the mainland. (B, D)

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SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS – GLENCOE – GLASGOW (2 NIGHTS) Our first stop today sees us commemorate World War II history at the Commando Memorial near Fort William, from which we admire spectacular views of Britain's highest peak – Ben Nevis. We journey through the volcanic ruins and precipitous mountains that lie just beyond Glencoe to see the 'Glen of Weeping'. Here we remember the MacDonald clansmen who were massacred in 1692. Continuing towards the River Clyde, we arrive at our final stop for the day – Glasgow. (B) Hotel: Crowne Plaza GLASGOW ORIENTATION AND STIRLING CASTLE EXCURSION Madainn mhath! While your Gaelic may be a little rusty, your orientation tour around this edgy city will be anything but. Begin your day seeing Glasgow's iconic sights. Enjoy views of the People's Palace and Winter Gardens, the regal George Square and River Clyde, for over 200 years the centre of shipbuilding. Journey to Stirling, to see its hilltop fortress, which stands as a symbol of national pride. Stirling Castle was once the seat of Scottish kings and queens, including Mary, Queen of Scots. View Connect With Locals WR Welcome Reception B Breakfast

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Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, €57 per person. Drinking Water: Tap water is safe to drink in all of the destinations on this trip. Please remember to bring a water bottle. Trip code: BBOS

Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Join the Wood family at their 15th-century farm on the shores of Loch Ard for a home-cooked Scottish 'Be My Guest' dinner, tales of Rob Roy and a few foot-tapping ceilidh tunes. (Day 6)

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Festive Celebrations: Christmas and New Year Celebrations have been arranged for these departures. Join us in Scotland to celebrate the Festive Season.

DIVE INTO CULTURE Visit Glengoyne, known as Scotland's most beautiful whisky distillery, for a tour and a tasting of their unique Highland single malt whisky. (Day 6)

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €183 PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS

THE ROYAL EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO 7 – 29 AUGUST 2020

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SAVE UP TO €10 PP

FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

Trafalgar includes tickets and arrangements for our guests for every trip in this brochure that stays in Edinburgh during the Tattoo dates above.

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One of the most spectacular annual events is the Edinburgh Tattoo. It is simply not to be missed. Military bands from all over the world take to the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle to play rousing tunes culminating in the haunting melody of the Lone Piper. The Tattoo is run for charitable causes and has donated over £5 million to military and civilian charities and organisations.

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BASK IN THE PLAYGROUND OF SOCIALITES, CELEBRITIES AND ARISTOCRATS WHEN YOU EXPLORE THE SUN-KISSED FRENCH RIVIERA, FROM ELEGANT NICE TO PICTURE-PERFECT ANTIBES, WITH A SIDE TRIP TO ITALY IN BETWEEN. 3

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ARRIVE NICE (7 NIGHTS) Stretch your legs on sunkissed Mediterranean shores. On arrival, you'll be transferred to your hotel and have the day to embark on your own exploration of Nice before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Beau Rivage NICE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Delve into the Italian heritage of Nice's elegant Old Town when you join a 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour that will take you to the heart of the city, Place Massena, Promenade des Anglais and the Bay of Angels. On your free afternoon, consider an Optional Experience to the medieval hilltop town of Saint-Paul-de-Vence. (B) ITALIAN EXCURSION Begin your day in the hilltop village of Dolceaqua with its 11th-century castle. Tread in the footsteps of Claude Monet, walking across the picturesque bridge depicted in several of his paintings. Continue with a visit to an Italian agriturismo in Rocchetta Nervina. 'Dive Into Culture' and savour the flavours of taggiasche olives grown on-site during an olive oil tasting and lunch, featuring some of the owner's favourite local dishes using only products grown on their land. (B, L, ) NICE AT LEISURE OR OPTIONAL ST. TROPEZ AND CANNES EXPERIENCE Consider a full-day Optional Experience to St. Tropez and Cannes. You'll embark on a drive along the scenic coast to Sainte-Maxime and board a boat to St. Tropez, where you'll have some free time for lunch and your own exploration. Returning to Nice, you'll stop in Cannes and view the Palais des Festivals, where the annual film festival is held. (B) CÔTE D’AZUR AND MONACO EXCURSION ‘Dive Into Culture' and stop at Fragonard Parfumerie, which has been crafting delicate French scents since the 1920s. A stop in medieval Èze delivers panoramic views of the sparkling Côte d'Azur before you continue to La Turbie for a remarkable photo opportunity of Monaco. Follow the winding road down to the coast to the glamour of Monaco. Here you'll visit the RomanByzantine Monaco Cathedral and the Prince's Palace. Experience lifestyles of the rich and famous at a dinner in Monaco-Ville before we enjoy a scenic drive to Monte Carlo, to see the Grand Casino and parts of the Monaco Grand Prix race track. (B, RD, )

have an opportunity to pick from the dizzying array of artisanal fresh produce for lunch on your own. Alternatively, head down to the harbour to admire the many private yachts moored there. (B)

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NICE AT LEISURE Get your final fix of Nice on this full free day to explore the city on your own. Consider an Optional Experience to Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, an elegant seaside villa surrounded by beautiful gardens. This evening, you'll join your new friends for a rousing Farewell Dinner as you toast to good times, good friends and the French joie de vivre. (B, FD) DEPART NICE Say a fond farewell to your travel companions at the end of our time on the Riviera. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (B)

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4. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

Look for Madame Thérésa’s socca stall in Nice’s Old Town market. Here you will be able to try a traditional chickpea flatbread topped with onions and parsley that is sure to make your taste buds sing.

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

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DIVE INTO CULTURE Visit an agriturismo in Italy's Nervia Valley where you'll savour the local olive oil and enjoy traditional cuisine (Day 3)

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share.

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The scents of France are yours to enjoy at Fragonard, a famous French perfumery that has been creating perfumes since the 1920s. (Day 5)

Airport Transfers: On arrival at Nice Airport transfers will operate at 12noon and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Nice Airport at 5am and 9am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, €64 per person.

FLIGHTS

Drinking Water: Tap water is safe to drink in all of the destinations on this trip. Please remember to bring a water bottle.

Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

Trip code: RIVK

Visit the sumptuous State Apartments of the official residence of the ruling Grimaldi monarch, Prince Albert II, exploring what was originally built as a Genoese fortress in the 12th century.

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EXCURSION TO ANTIBES – MARKETS AND MEGAYACHTS Follow the Mediterranean coastline south to Antibes, once the haunt of Pablo Picasso. Join your Travel Director for an orientation tour before exploring the bustling market squares where you'll Connect With Locals WR Welcome Reception B Breakfast

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EXPLORE THE MOMENTS OF THE D-DAY LANDINGS, INFAMOUS SOMME AND THE BATTLE OF DUNKIRK, IMMORTALISED IN THE MUSEUMS, MEMORIALS AND CEMETERIES DOTTING THE FRENCH, BELGIAN AND DUTCH COUNTRYSIDES. 3

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ICONIC HIGHLIGHTS • SIGHTSEEING TOUR with a Local Specialist in London and Paris • ORIENTATION of Normandy, Bayeux, Amiens, the Somme Region, Ypres, Bruges and Amsterdam

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• VISIT the D-Day Landing Beaches in Normandy, the Bayeux Tapestry Museum, Saint-Sulpice Church in Paris, Amiens Cathedral, military cemeteries throughout northern France and Belgium, the Australian National Memorial, the Caen Memorial, WWI & WWII Battlefields, the Dunkirk War Museum and evacuation beaches and the Memorial Museum Passchendaele in Zonnebeke • VIEW Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and the cobblestone streets and canals of Bruges

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ARRIVE LONDON (2 NIGHTS) From tragic battles to tales of triumph, this special-interest exploration of two World Wars kicks off in the vibrant British capital of London. Meet your Travel Director and fellow companions this evening for a traditional English pub Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Park Plaza Riverbank LONDON – SIGHTSEEING AND INCLUDED IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM VISIT Towering Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey feature on this half-day introductory sightseeing tour with a 'Local Specialist', which also includes views of Buckingham Palace. This afternoon, we visit the Imperial War Museum, which tells the story of those whose lives were shaped by war, from World War I to today. (B) LONDON – FERRY TO CAEN – BAYEUX (2 NIGHTS) We journey south to Portsmouth and leave British shores bound for Caen by ferry this afternoon. After dinner on the ferry, transfer to your hotel in Bayeux. (B, D) Hotel: Novotel

to Australian soldiers who lost their lives in WWI. Carry on to Thiepval to see the poignant memorial which honours the 72,337 missing British and South African men who died with no known graves. We journey to Amiens for an evening at leisure. (B) Hotel: Mercure Cathedrale 8

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BAYEUX – D-DAY NORMANDY BEACHES We journey to the historic D-Day Normandy Landing Beaches and learn about Canadian, American, and Commonwealth involvement in this unbelievable battle for supremacy. Later, we see the famous Bayeux Tapestry, depicting the Norman conquest of England. (B, D)

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BAYEUX – VISIT MEMORIAL DE CAEN – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) Take yourself back to June 6, 1944. Imagine the terror and bravery of thousands of soldiers who landed on the beaches of Normandy to free Europe from the Nazis. This morning, we visit the Memorial de Caen to learn about the significance of Normandy and the day that changed World War II. You'll also receive a souvenir D-Day Landings souvenir booklet, before travelling to Paris, the 'City of Lights'. (B) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Neuilly PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Join your 'Local Specialist' to visit the remarkable church of Saint-Sulpice, then delve into the lives of Parisians, wandering through the enchanting hidden squares and secret passages of one of Paris's oldest neighbourhoods. Our walking tour concludes in one of the city's loveliest squares which is a real favourite among the locals. Spend the rest of the day on your own to see the sights. Consider an Optional Experience to the opulent Palace of Versailles. This evening, you may wish to enjoy a traditional Parisian Cabaret. (B)

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AMIENS – VIMY RIDGE – DUNKIRK – FROMELLES – LILLE (2 NIGHTS) Today we visit the memorial at Vimy Ridge dedicated to the Canadian soldiers, who fought a battle here in 1917. This horrific battle, and the bravery of the men who fought in it, came to symbolise Canada's coming of age as a nation. We then journey to Dunkirk, where Operation Dynamo miraculously saw over 330,000 Allied troops evacuated to Britain. We stop in Fromelles, where there was a combined operation between British troops and the Australian Imperial Force, described as the 'worst 24 hours in Australia's military history'. (B, D) Hotel: Crowne Plaza LILLE – EXCURSION TO YPRES BATTLEFIELDS – MENIN GATE Some of the biggest battles of World War I are explored at Ypres Salient in Belgium, where we will see such sites as Tyne Cot, Langemark and Vancouver Corner. Stop in Zonnebeke for an included visit to the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, where you can see a replica trench. See Essex Farm Cemetery where over 1,200 brave servicemen are buried and where Lt. Col. John McCrea wrote his immortal poem, ‘In Flanders Fields'. Spend the rest of the afternoon on your own, before making your way to Menin Gate to witness the moving Last Post Ceremony to pay tribute to over 100,000 soldiers who laid down their lives more than a century ago. (B)

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HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Go Dutch and share a gezellig 'Be My Guest' dinner, savouring delicious local cheeses, with the Pauw family on their dairy farm near Amsterdam. (Day 11)

LILLE – BRUGES – AMSTERDAM (2 NIGHTS) Travel to Bruges and perhaps try the delicious local chocolate and Belgium's famous frites – the perfect fried chip! Explore the cobblestone streets and medieval façades reflected in the still waters of the canals. Continue to Amsterdam, where we spend the next two nights. (B) Hotel: Mercure City

DIVE INTO CULTURE The charming countryside of North Holland reveals its secrets behind perfecting Dutch cheese and crafting the traditional clog. (Day 11)

AMSTERDAM ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Gabled townhouses dating back centuries and leafy canals provide a beautiful backdrop for our orientation tour. Enjoy free time afterwards to explore the city on your own. Later, we 'Dive Into Culture' and gain insights into the art of making cheese and wooden clogs, before we 'Connect With Locals', joining the Pauw family for a gezellig 'Be My Guest' Farewell Dinner. (B, BMG, , )

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MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. London Airport Transfers: Transfers available to purchase, conditions apply. See page 173 for details. Airport Transfers: Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Amsterdam Airport at 8am and 10am.

DEPART AMSTERDAM Say farewell to this magical country and your newfound friends at the end of a remarkable trip. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (B)

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, €90 per person. Drinking Water: Tap water is safe to drink in all of the destinations on this trip. Please remember to bring a water bottle.

FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

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PARIS – SOMME BATTLEFIELDS – AMIENS The bloody battlefields of the Somme take centre stage today. Stop at Villers-Brettoneux to visit the memorial Connect With Locals WR Welcome Reception B Breakfast

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ARRIVE MADRID (2 NIGHTS) Bienvenidos a Madrid. The lively capital of Spain is our launch pad to a memorable encounter with one of Europe's most soulful destinations. Relax in the lush surrounds of Buen Retiro Park, shop up a storm on Gran Vía or people-watch over coffee and napolitana con chocolate in Puerta del Sol. This evening, join your fellow travellers and Travel Director for an orientation drive to see some of the city's most iconic sights, followed by a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Ayre Gran Colón/Meliá Castilla TOLEDO EXCURSION AND MADRID SIGHTSEEING We head to Toledo, the former capital of Spain, where we join a 'Local Specialist' for a walking tour of this city that dates back to Roman times. We'll visit a traditional factory and 'Dive Into Culture', witnessing the age-old inlaid steel craft, before seeing one of El Greco's most famous paintings in the Church of Santo Tomé – 'The Burial of the Count of Orgaz'. We'll also visit the synagogue, then return to Madrid where we'll admire the Royal Palace and Cibeles Fountain with our 'Local Specialist'. Spend the evening on your own, delving into the delicious flavours of Spain's tapas capital. (B, ) MADRID – CÓRDOBA – SEVILLE (2 NIGHTS) Journeying south through La Mancha, we arrive in Córdoba, once a significant Moorish settlement. Join a 'Local Specialist' to visit the Mosque of the Caliphs and learn about centuries of Moorish rule and its influence on the culture and architecture of the region. We travel to flamboyant Seville, our home for the next two nights. Consider an Optional Experience to see the colourful twirling skirts of a fiery flamenco show or rub shoulders with the Sevillanos in search of delicious tapeo and wine. (B) Hotel: Zenit/Hesperia SEVILLE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME This morning, we meet our 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour of Seville. View the symbolic Bell Tower of the Giralda, see the Moorish-inspired Maria Luisa Park, with its tiled fountains, pavilions and ponds, and walk through the imposing Plaza de España. Marvel at Christopher Columbus's ornate tomb in the cathedral, then take a walk through the former Jewish Quarter. This evening, we 'Connect With Locals', joining the Morillo family for a 'Be My Guest' dinner at their olive oil mill, where you'll learn how oil is produced from their 6,000 trees and get to sample some of their produce. (B, BMG, ) SEVILLE – GRANADA Multicultural Granada takes centre stage today, as we visit the magnificent Alhambra in the company of a 'Local Specialist'. A fine example of Moorish architecture, the Alhambra complex was built towards the end of Islamic rule in Spain. Wander through the exotic water gardens of the Generalife, the royal Summer Palace, once linked to the other palaces by a covered walkway across the ravine. (B) Hotel: Occidental/Catalonia GRANADA – GUADIX – VALENCIA This morning, we journey via Mora Pass to Guadix in the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. We'll see the whitewashed troglodyte dwellings lodged into the ochre-coloured cliffs of the surrounding area, then travel to Valencia, where we'll see the Bullring and admire its medieval architecture. Embrace the city's spirit of innovation and stop to view the City of Arts and Sciences. This evening, dine at your hotel, and perhaps take to the vibrant streets of the Old Quarter. (B, D) Hotel: Oceanic/Eurostars Rey Don Jaime Connect With Locals WR Welcome Reception B Breakfast

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VALENCIA – PEÑISCOLA – BARCELONA SIGHTSEEING (2 NIGHTS) Head north, along the coast through the Levant region, and stop at Peñíscola, the 'City in the Sea'. View the ancient castle of the 'Spanish Pope', built by the Knights Templar and used in the film, 'El Cid'. Then, journey along the Costa Dorada to Barcelona with its whimsical Gaudí architecture. Admire this famous architect's talents as we view his unfinished La Sagrada Família. See the Plaça de Catalunya and pay tribute to the great Christopher Columbus, with your 'Local Specialist'. From the hill of Montjuïc, we'll enjoy panoramic views of this enchanting city. Enjoy a free evening to spend as you wish. (B) Hotel: U232/Hesperia Tower BARCELONA FREE DAY Explore centuries of history, contemporary culture and exquisite art and architecture on your day at leisure. Visit Gaudí's fantasy Park Güell, or join an Optional Experience to the monastery perched atop Montserrat to see the mystical Black Madonna. This evening, we celebrate with our newfound friends and Travel Director at a Farewell Dinner with wine. (B, FD) DEPART BARCELONA For now it's a fond adiós to Spain at the end of a memorable holiday. A transfer to Barcelona Airport is available. Conditions apply. (B) Please Note: Your coach returns to Madrid from Barcelona on Day 9. You are welcome to use this complimentary transfer. Drop-off in Madrid will be at the Trafalgar Madrid hotel and not at the airport. Arrival will be at approximately 6pm, depending on traffic conditions.

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* All prices are per person, twin share. Airport Transfers: On arrival at Madrid Airport transfers will operate at 10.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. A return transfer on the last travel day will arrive at Barcelona Airport at 8am. Alhambra: Access to attractions within the Alhambra complex, including the Nasrid Palace, is at the discretion of the staff of the Alhambra. Your Travel Director will advise and, if necessary, adjust your itinerary accordingly.

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PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €190 PP

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Drinking Water: Tap water is safe to drink in all of the destinations on this trip. Please remember to bring a water bottle.

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Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Enjoy a traditional Andalusian 'Be My Guest' dinner and the charming company of the Morillo family. Start with a welcome drink of sangria in their sun-dappled courtyard before learning how they produce olive oil. (Day 4) DIVE INTO CULTURE The invincible swords of Toledo have defended cities for centuries. Visit an inlaid steel factory in Toledo to see local craft smen forging the highest-quality steel. (Day 2)

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STOP IN THE CULINARY CAPITAL OF SAN SEBASTIÁN, MARVEL AT THE PICOS DE EUROPA AND VISIT THE PILGRIM CITY OF SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, BEFORE BASKING IN THE GOLDEN GLOW OF SALAMANCA.

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ARRIVE BARCELONA (2 NIGHTS) Trace the treasures of the north on this grand expedition from Barcelona to Madrid, easing yourself into la buena vida as only the Spaniards can. Delve into centuries of history and the cosmopolitan culture of Barcelona, rambling up Las Ramblas, people watching in Plaça de Catalunya and admiring the whimsical architecture of Gaudí. Later, you'll meet with your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and evening drive to see the city's iconic sights. (WR) Hotel: Senator Spa

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SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Join a 'Local Specialist' who will share insights into the 'Way of Saint James' and explain why thousands of people attempt the life-changing pilgrimage annually. Visit the vast St. James Cathedral and the Praza do Obradoiro, a square dominated by four architectural styles. Consider an Optional Experience to the Rías Baixas for soulstirring views of the Galician coast. The region has long waterways stretching inland that are said to be the mark left by God's hand when he cleansed himself after creating the world. (B)

BARCELONA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME The unfinished La Sagrada Família is our first stop this morning. We join a 'Local Specialist' to see the Plaça de Catalunya and pay tribute to Christopher Columbus at the monument that bears his name. Later, spend the rest of the day on your own to explore the city's enchanting barrios, or consider joining an Optional Experience to the mountain-top monastery of Montserrat to see the shrine of the Black Madonna - affectionately known in Catalonia as La Moreneta. (B) BARCELONA – PAMPLONA The feisty former capital of Navarre takes centre stage today. We follow in the footsteps of thousands of exhilarated runners and hot-blooded bulls, see Pamplona's ancient city walls and Plaza del Castillo, the heart of the city where markets, tournaments and even bullfighting has taken place. (B, D) Hotel: Tres Reyes

SANTANDER – PICOS DE EUROPA – COVADONGA – OVIEDO Spectacular scenery awaits today as you travel through the dramatic Picos de Europa which sits between two main pilgrim routes along which you will encounter several quaint historic market towns. Visit the grotto of ‘Our Lady of Covadonga', a famous Marian pilgrimage site, and the pink-hued basilica made from the marble of the surrounding hills. Later we'll 'Connect With Locals' and enjoy a traditional 'Be My Guest' lunch and cider tasting with the Castañón family at their Cider Mill. This evening is free for you to explore Oviedo at leisure. (B, BMG, ) Hotel: Exe Centro OVIEDO – LUARCA – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA (2 NIGHTS) The Asturian fishing village of Luarca is our first stop today. Soak up its seafaring atmosphere en route to the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela, renowned as the end of the 'camino' pilgrimage route that has its origins dating as far back as the 9th century. (B) Hotel: Tryp Santiago

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SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – ZAMORA – SALAMANCA Journey through the lush Galician landscape and Castile-Leon to Zamora, a veritable open-air museum of Romanesque art. See the 12thcentury Cathedral, with its richly sculptured Bishop's Door and the scaled dome, before departing for Salamanca – its golden-hued façades providing an air of mystery and majesty. We join a 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour including views of Spain's oldest university and the Cathedral, as well as a walk through the imposing Plaza Mayor, built in the Spanish Baroque style. (B) Hotel: Gran Corona Sol

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HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Say salut to traditional Asturian cider and enjoy a local 'Be My Guest' meal and cider tasting with the Castañón family at their Cider Mill near Oviedo. (Day 6)

SALAMANCA – MADRID SIGHTSEEING Travelling east, we arrive in the fiery Spanish capital, Madrid, for an afternoon of sightseeing with a 'Local Specialist'. 'Dive Into Culture' and visit the Prado Museum, which houses the largest collection of European art in the world. Then, see the Royal Palace, Gran Vía and the neoclassical Cibeles Fountain that has become an iconic symbol for the city of Madrid. Tonight, join your Travel Director and fellow companions for a memorable Farewell Dinner with wine, toasting to a magnificent journey through northern Spain. (B, FD, ) Hotel: AC Cuzco

DIVE INTO CULTURE Visit the Prado Museum in Madrid, where you'll have time to admire its extraordinary collection of European art dating from the 12th to early 20 th centuries. (Day 10)

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share.

DEPART MADRID For now it's a fond hasta luego to your newfound friends as our Spanish adventure comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (B)

Airport Transfers: Transfers on arrival at Barcelona Airport will operate at 9.30am, 12noon and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the first hotel. Return transfers from the last hotel will arrive at Madrid Airport at 8.30am and 11am.

FLIGHTS

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, €88 per person.

Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

Drinking Water: Tap water is safe to drink in all of the destinations on this trip. Please remember to bring a water bottle. Trip code: SNOR

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WANDER THROUGH MEDIEVAL CITIES AND VISIT THE RELIGIOUS LANDMARKS OF FÁTIMA, BATALHA AND THE DRAMATIC HIERONYMITE MONASTERY, ENJOYING A DELICIOUS PASTEL DE BELÉM OR TWO ALONG THE WAY.

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ARRIVE LISBON (2 NIGHTS) Bem-vindo a Lisboa. A sea of pastel pinks, yellows and blues dot the seven hills of the romantic Portuguese capital, which you will have an opportunity to explore today before meeting your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive past the city's most iconic sights. (WR) Hotel: Turim Marquês/ Marriott LISBON SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Delve into Lisbon's centuries-old seafaring heritage today, paying tribute to the brave men who set off from these shores to discover the ‘New World'. We'll see the shimmering white Monument to the Discoveries, the iconic suspension bridge spanning the Tagus and Belém Tower, built to commemorate Vasco da Gama's expedition. We join a 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO-listed Hieronymite Monastery, an exquisite testament to 15th-century Manueline architecture and art. There's time to join an Optional Experience to the historic towns of Cascais and Sintra. In the evening, perhaps enjoy a traditional Portuguese dinner amidst the heart-wrenching, haunting sounds of the fado. (B) LISBON – ALGARVE REGION (2 NIGHTS) We journey across the Tagus this morning and drive south towards the Serra da Arrábida Mountains and to the golden pastures of the Alentejo. The hearty aroma of Portuguese chicken fills the air as we 'Connect With Locals' over a 'Be My Guest' lunch at a stud ranch, where Lusitano horses were once reared at the pleasure of King João VI in the 18th century. Our journey continues further south, bound for the sunkissed shores of the Algarve – our home for the next two nights. (B, BMG, ) Hotel: Agua Riverside ALGARVE EXCURSION The dramatic cliffs and beautiful beaches of the Sagres Peninsula provide a stunning backdrop for our morning coastal drive. Admire spectacular views across Baleeira Beach, before continuing along the coast to Cape St. Vincent, the site of many sea battles centuries ago. We end our excursion with a visit to the resort town of Lagos – once the home of Henry the Navigator. (B) ALGARVE REGION – ÉVORA Journeying north, we travel across the Serra do Caldeirão to the ancient Alentejo city of Évora. Join your 'Local Specialist' and visit the elaborate cathedral, Roman temple and the Chapel of Bones. Spend the rest of your day, delving into the medieval history of this enchanting city. Consider joining an Optional Experience to the village of Monsaraz. This evening, we dine at our hotel in Évora. (B, D) Hotel: M’ar de Ar Muralhas

bottles. We then continue via Guimarães for views of its impressive 10th-century castle. (B) Hotel: Carrís Ribeira/Neya 8

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PORTO SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Join a 'Local Specialist' today for a sightseeing tour of Porto, which takes you past Baroque churches and along the winding lanes that tumble down towards the Douro River. See the remarkable bridges that span the river and the Gothic Church of St. Francis. Visit the Stock Exchange Palace with its splendid Arabian Hall inspired by Granada's Alhambra, before we 'Dive Into Culture' and gain insights into the centuries-old tradition of local port production at a tasting in a port cellar. Spend the rest of the afternoon strolling through the historic centre of Porto. (B, ) PORTO – COIMBRA – TOMAR – FÁTIMA Soak up the grand atmosphere of one of Europe's greatest and oldest universities and stroll through the ancient streets and squares of Coimbra, before journeying to the Templar city of Tomar to visit the Convent of Christ, originally built as a Templar stronghold in the 12th century. We arrive in the pilgrimage centre of Fátima, where we'll dine in our hotel. (B, D) Hotel: Fátima FÁTIMA – BATALHA – NAZARÉ – ÓBIDOS – LISBON This morning, we rub shoulders with millions of Catholic pilgrims who have journeyed to the pilgrimage site of Fátima, where three young shepherds famously saw the apparition of the Virgin Mary. En route to Lisbon, we stop at the imposing monastery of Batalha – a UNESCO World Heritage site and the best example of late Gothic architecture in Portugal. Our next stop is the fishing village of Nazaré, before we visit the medieval walled city of Óbidos with its whitewashed houses and cobblestone roads. Our last night in Portugal together sees us toast to an incredible journey at a Farewell Dinner with wine. (B, FD) Hotel: Turim Av Liberdade/Occidental DEPART LISBON Say a fond adeus to your fellow travellers at the end of an unforgettable Portuguese holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (B)

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP

Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

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Special Rate Solo Rooming: These departures include 20 – 100% discount on our standard single supplement. Please see trafalgar.com for pricing.

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €223 PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings 2. Multi Trip Savings

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4. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

Trip code: PORT

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Saddle up for a superb stud farm visit, the tragic story of unrequited love and a traditional home-cooked 'Be My Guest' lunch with Tiago and Vera in Portugal's beautiful Alentejo. (Day 3)

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DIVE INTO CULTURE Sample the Douro Valley's delicious Port wine-making tradition at one of the local Port wine lodges. (Day 8)

Drinking Water: Tap water is safe to drink in all of the destinations on this trip. Please remember to bring a water bottle.

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Airport Transfers: On arrival at Lisbon Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Lisbon Airport at 7am and 9.30am.

VISEU – MATEUS – GUIMARÃES – PORTO (2 NIGHTS) Vineyard-clad hills provide an enchanting backdrop for our journey today through the Douro Valley, where Port wine is produced. We explore the magnificent gardens at the Baroque-style Palácio de Mateus, depicted on the label of the distinctive Mateus wine

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ÉVORA – CASTELO DE VIDE – VISEU Our first stop today is in the hilltop town of Castelo de Vide with its white façades, narrow alleys and Jewish Quarter. Travel north towards the Serra de Estrela mountains and arrive later in Viseu, set high on a plateau near the famous Dão vineyards. Explore the city's rich art and architectural history, visiting the 12th-century Sé, standing imposingly on a hill overlooking the city. (B) Hotel: Grão Vasco

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• ORIENTATION of Rabat, Meknès, Erfoud, Ouarzazate, Essaouira and Casablanca • VISIT Midelt, Tafilalt Oasis and Bahia Palace • VIEW the Royal Palace in Rabat, the Ziz Valley near Tinghir, the Todra Gorge, Aït Ben Haddou and the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca

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ARRIVE CASABLANCA Delve into the intrigue and romance of Casablanca immortalised by Hollywood before meeting your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Grand Mogador City Center CASABLANCA – RABAT – MEKNÈS – FES (2 NIGHTS) We continue along the coast to the capital, Rabat, where we'll embark on an orientation tour of the city including views of the grand 17th-century Palace and Mausoleum of Mohammed V. Travelling to the imperial city of Meknès, we'll see the grand gate of Bab el-Mansour adorned by green and white zeillij tiles. We arrive in Fes later today and spend the rest of the day at leisure. (B) Hotel: Marriott Jnan Palace FES SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Join a 'Local Specialist' today to explore the Medina, one of the largest thriving medieval centres in the world. See the Royal Palace and 'Dive Into Culture' during a visit to the round dye-pits and tanneries revealing Morocco's ancient leather craft. Spend the rest of the day shopping or relaxing in a lantern-lit courtyard away from the Medina crowds. Join your companions this evening for a special opportunity to 'Connect With Locals' over a 'Be My Guest' dinner experience, featuring Moroccan specialities served with wine in a traditional Riad. (B, BMG, , ) FES – MIDELT – ERFOUD We follow the old caravan trail south, stopping for a lunch in Midelt. Continuing along the palm-fringed Ziz Valley and past the Tafilalt oasis, we arrive in the oasis town of Erfoud, regarded as the 'Gateway to the Sahara'. (B, L, D) Hotel: Kasbah Xaluca

free time before joining a city tour of the UNESCOlisted Medina, the walled Jewish Quarter and Skala fortress. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure. (B, ) Hotel: Coté Océan Mogador 9

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ESSAOUIRA – CASABLANCA This morning we journey north to Casablanca where we will enjoy views of the magnificent Hassan II Mosque, built for the late King's 60th birthday celebrations. Later, we join our Travel Director and companions for a Farewell Dinner to celebrate an unforgettable voyage of discovery. (B, FD) Hotel: Grand Mogador City Center

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MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Airport Transfers: On arrival at Casablanca Airport transfers will operate at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Casablanca Airport at 5am, 7am, 10am and 12noon. Ramadan: During daylight hours from dawn to sunset fasting takes place for Ramadan. It is observed from Thursday 23 April to Saturday 23 May 2020 in Morocco. The order of sightseeing and meals may be adjusted.

MARRAKESH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Visit the ornate Bahia Palace during city orientation with your 'Local Specialist' and spend some time soaking up the energy of Djemaa el Fna Square in the Old Quarter with its palm readers, acrobats and snake-charmers. (B)

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Autumn, Winter, Spring (WMOR): Please note these departures are subject to change in price, itinerary and hotels. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in May 2020.

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €203 PP

Trip code: MORB

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ERFOUD – TINGHIR – DADES VALLEY Journeying west, we arrive in Tinghir, one of the most beautiful oases in southern Morocco. We continue through part of the Todra Gorge and cut through the mountains for one of the most dramatic views in the country. Enjoy a memorable lunch, then follow the 'Route of a Thousand Kasbahs' to the flourishing Dades Valley. Here we will overnight at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories', Xaluca Dades, surrounded by panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains. (B, L, D, ) Hotel: Xaluca Dades DADES VALLEY – OUARZAZATE – AÏT BEN HADDOU – MARRAKESH (2 NIGHTS) Ouarzazate has provided a backdrop for such famous movies as 'Lawrence of Arabia', 'Cleopatra' and 'Gladiator'. Spend some time exploring the sights during your orientation tour. See the UNESCO-listed fortified village of Aït Ben Haddou in the High Atlas Mountains and continue through the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass to Marrakesh - the 'Red City'. Marrakesh is home to Morocco's largest traditional souk (market) where you may wish to spend some time learning the art of haggling. (B) Hotel: Le Méridien N’Fis

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2. Multi Trip Savings 3. Triple Share Savings

SAVE €190 SAVE UP TO €51 SAVE UP TO €30 PP

4. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

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HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Enjoy a speciality 'Be My Guest' dinner of delicious Moroccan cuisine served with wine at a traditional Riad in Fes. (Day 3)

TRAVEL DIRECTOR TIP

STAYS WITH STORIES Promising paradise in the middle of the Atlas Mountains, the Africanstyled Xaluca Dades is surrounded by a spectacular mountainscape with panoramic views of the Dades Valley and its Berber villages. (Day 5)

In Fes, visit the 16th-century Borj Nord fortress. It offers amazing views of the Fes Medina and the opportunity to get spectacular panoramic photographs. Javier Galvez

DIVE INTO CULTURE Visit a traditional tannery and dye-pit for a fascinating glimpse into an ancient practice. (Day 3)

FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

Visit a Moroccan pharmacy to learn about local healing creams and cosmetics made from regional ingredients. (Day 8)

MARRAKESH – ESSAOUIRA We travel to the laid-back shores of Essaouira this morning. Stopping en route, we 'Dive Into Culture' to visit a cooperative involved in creating cosmetics from traditional ingredients. Consider a delicious seafood lunch and enjoy some

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TAKE A JAUNT THROUGH BENELUX – FROM CASTLES TO FLOWERING FIELDS AND REMBRANDT TO ROYAL DELFT. SEE THE HISTORIC FORTIFIED CITY OF MAASTRICHT AND THE GORGE OF LUXEMBOURG'S ALZETTE AND PETRUSSE RIVERS.

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• VISIT Royal Delft Pottery, General George Patton's Grave, Orval Abbey and Dinant

• VIEW The American Memorial at Bastogne

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• SCENIC CRUISE on the canals of Amsterdam and Bruges

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ARRIVE AMSTERDAM (3 NIGHTS) Launch your holiday in Amsterdam. Later, you'll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception cruise, including a light meal and welcome drink. (WR) Hotel: Apollo AMSTERDAM SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Explore Amsterdam's historic city centre this morning and enjoy a Small Group Sightseeing tour of the Rijksmuseum with a 'Local Specialist'. Celebrate spring and enjoy an included visit to Keukenhof (subject to season) where you'll stroll through an enchanting wonderland of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths. (B) THE HAGUE – DELFT AND ROTTERDAM EXCURSION Soak up the gezellig Dutch atmosphere this morning, before heading to Delft via The Hague. We 'Dive Into Culture' during a visit to the Royal Delft Pottery workshop and admire the delicate blue and white porcelain that has made this historic town famous. We continue our journey south, arriving in the edgy port city of Rotterdam, where we will enjoy an informative orientation tour. (B, )

Atomium, designed for the 1958 Brussels World's Fair, Mannekin Pis and the exquisite Grand Place with its ornate guildhalls. (B) Hotel: Sofitel Europe 9

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BRUSSELS FREE DAY Embrace a full free day to explore the Belgian capital as you wish. Your Travel Director will assist you to make the most out of your free day. This evening we celebrate a memorable sojourn through three fascinating countries during a Farewell Dinner. (B, FD) DEPART BRUSSELS We bid Belgium a fond adieu this morning as we prepare to close the curtain on a memorable holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (B) Please Note: Your coach returns to Amsterdam from Brussels on Day 10. You are welcome to use this complimentary transfer. Drop-off in Amsterdam will be at the Trafalgar Amsterdam hotel and not at the airport. Arrival will be at approximately 3pm, depending on traffic conditions.

LUXEMBOURG CITY – DINANT – BRUGES (2 NIGHTS) En route to the enchanting medieval village of Bruges, we stop in Dinant whose famous son, Adolphe Sax, is credited with having invented the saxophone. (B) Hotel: Golden Tulip de’ Medici BRUGES SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Wake up in beautiful Bruges and join a 'Local Specialist' for a walking tour of the town. Take to the water and enjoy a whimsical sightseeing cruise along the city's wonderful canals lined with Gothic façades. 'Dive Into Culture' next and admire the delicate art of Belgian lace. Spend the rest of the day on your own. This evening, we 'Connect With Locals', joining Marc Nyssen at his 18th-century Bruges farmstead to learn about Flanders farm life. (B, BMG, , ) BRUGES – GHENT – BRUSSELS (2 NIGHTS) Delve into centuries of trade heritage in the port city of Ghent. See the medieval city's three famous towers – Saint Nicholas' Church, the Belfry and Saint Bavo's Cathedral – before continuing to Brussels. See the

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When in Bruges, visit Café Vlissinghe – Bruge’s oldest inn. Ever since 1515 this café’s unique and warm atmosphere has been hidden away in the beautiful Saint Anne area.

Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

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CONNECT WITH LOCALS Join Marc Nyssen at his 18 th-century Bruges farmstead to learn about Flanders farm life and enjoy a hearty Belgian 'Be My Guest' dinner. (Day 7)

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP

DIVE INTO CULTURE Visit the Delft Pottery factory to see how this delicate, porcelain is created. (Day 3)

* All prices are per person, twin share. Airport Transfers: On arrival at Amsterdam Airport transfers will operate at 9am, 11.30am and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Brussels Airport at 8am and 12noon.

See first-hand the famous tradition of Belgian lace at a workshop in Bruges. (Day 7)

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, €80 per person. Drinking Water: Tap water is safe to drink in all of the destinations on this trip. Please remember to bring a water bottle. Trip code: EHBL

FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

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AMSTERDAM – MAASTRICHT – BASTOGNE – ORVAL – LUXEMBOURG CITY (2 NIGHTS) The fortified city of Maastricht takes centre stage this morning. We spend some time strolling through its town centre before continuing to Bastogne, the site of bloody skirmishes in the World War II Battle of the Bulge. Visit the 12thcentury Cistercian Orval Abbey, renowned for being one of the few breweries that produce Trappist beer before journeying to the Duchy of Luxembourg, where tonight we'll dine in our hotel. (B, D) Hotel: Novotel Kirchberg LUXEMBOURG CITY SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME This morning, we pay tribute to Allied Forces hero, General George S. Patton, whose final resting place is the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial. Later, we embark on a leisurely walking tour of Luxembourg City with a 'Local Specialist'. Our route takes us past the Cathedral and the Grand Ducal Palace, with its Flemish Renaissance façades, and includes spectacular views of the gorge of the rivers Alzette and Petrusse. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. (B)

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• ORIENTATION of Frankfurt, Cologne, Hamburg, Dresden, Nuremberg, Rothenburg, Munich and Heidelberg

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• SCENIC CRUISE along the Rhine River

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ARRIVE FRANKFURT On your first day in Germany, see the sights of Frankfurt on your own before meeting your Travel Director for an orientation of the medieval Römerplatz and financial district. Later, enjoy a Welcome Reception, including a light meal and welcome drink. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton Offenbach FRANKFURT – RHINE CRUISE – COLOGNE – DÜSSELDORF Board your Rhine cruise, stopping to 'Connect With Locals' for a 'Be My Guest' lunch at a 13th-century castle. Continue to Cologne and view the Gothic spires of its cathedral during an orientation, then continue to Düsseldorf, arriving in time for dinner at your hotel. (B, BMG, D, ) Hotel: Leonardo Royal Königsallee DÜSSELDORF – HAMELIN – HAMBURG Journey through Lower Saxony, stopping in Hamelin, immortalised in the medieval tale of the Pied Piper. Continue to the international trade centre of Hamburg for an orientation tour. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city's seafaring heritage. (B) Hotel: Crowne Plaza City Alster HAMBURG – BERLIN SIGHTSEEING (2 NIGHTS) Cross the former ‘Iron Curtain' to Berlin where your 'Local Specialist' will reveal the city's iconic landmarks, including the neo-Renaissance Reichstag, Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate and Unter den Linden Boulevard. Enjoy some time at leisure this afternoon. (B) Hotel: Hilton

fantasy and fiction from the famous Brothers Grimm. This evening, we dine at our hotel. (B, D) Hotel: Best Western Hofgut Sternen 11

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BLACK FOREST – HEIDELBERG – FRANKFURT Witness the centuries-old craft of cuckoo clock making as you ‘Dive Into Culture'. Then view the ruins of Heidelberg Castle, as well as the Baroque-style Old Town. Tonight, we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with our newfound friends. (B, FD, ) Hotel: Sheraton Offenbach DEPART FRANKFURT After breakfast, we say a fond farewell to Frankfurt after a memorable holiday. Transfers to Frankfurt Airport are available. Conditions apply. (B)

OBERAMMERGAU Consider including the Oberammergau Passion Play on your trip. Premium tickets are included. Departures, as noted in the price panel, will operate as per the regular Best of Germany trip, excluding days 8-10 which will run as per below. 8

BERLIN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Ascend the iconic Berlin TV Tower for 360° views of the city. You'll have some free time this afternoon. (B) BERLIN – DRESDEN Visit Dresden and learn about the city's restoration following its devastation during World War II. See the Semper Opera, Zwinger Palace and the fully reconstructed Frauenkirche. (B) Hotel: Pullman Newa DRESDEN – MÖDLAREUTH – NUREMBERG Gain insights into a divided Germany at Mödlareuth's open-air museum and see a section of the original wall with its security features. This afternoon, arrive in Nuremberg, once the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire. During your orientation, see the mighty castle ramparts and stand in the Hauptmarkt main square, then spend the rest of your evening at leisure. (B) Hotel: Maritim NUREMBERG – ROTHENBURG – MUNICH (2 NIGHTS) Stroll through the medieval centre of Rothenburg, seemingly frozen in time. Admire its beautiful market square and the Old Town Hall before following parts of the Romantic Road to Munich, where you'll see the Olympic Stadium. (B) Hotel: Leonardo City Olympiapark MUNICH ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Immerse yourself in the diversity and splendour of Munich. Enjoy an orientation tour of the city's landmarks and see the Wittelsbach Royal Family Residenz and Marienplatz, home to the Town Hall Glockenspiel. (B)

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NUREMBERG – ROTHENBURG – OBERAMMERGAU (2 NIGHTS) Embark on an orientation walk past the half-timbered houses of Rothenburg. Shop for wooden Christmas ornaments, before following parts of the Romantic Road to Oberammergau. Dine at your hotel tonight. (B, D) Hotel: See ‘More About Your Trip’ OBERAMMERGAU (PASSION PLAY PERFORMANCE) Witness a display of enduring faith. Take your premium seats for this poignant performance. Dine at a local restaurant, before returning to your seat for the captivating second half of this performance as night falls. (B, RD)

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Oberammergau: The Passion Play is available for purchase on these departures.

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €263 PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings 2. Multi Trip Savings 3. Triple Share Savings

SAVE €250 SAVE UP TO €66 SAVE UP TO €10 PP

4. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

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Oberammergau Accommodation: Trafalgar has secured hotel accommodation in Oberammergau or close by in a local village. Please note that single and triple rooms are not available for the Oberammergau stay. Solo travellers and triple-share guests will be matched and accommodated in a twin room with a fellow solo Trafalgar traveller, of the same gender, for the duration of the stay.

OBERAMMERGAU – NEUSCHWANSTEIN – BLACK FOREST We journey to fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle. Continue through the hills and past lakes as you admire the scenery on your way to the Black Forest. (B, D) Hotel: Best Western Hofgut Sternen

See trafalgar.c om for further details and pric ing.

Airport Transfers: On arrival at Frankfurt Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12noon and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Frankfurt Airport at 8am and 10am.

Trip c ode: OGBOG

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, €96 per person.

Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

Drinking Water: Tap water is safe to drink in all of the destinations on this trip. Please remember to bring a water bottle.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Enjoy a 'Be My Guest' banquet and stories of knights and feuding lords in a fairy-tale 13th-century castle perched high above the Rhine Valley. (Day 2)

Trip code: GBOG

MUNICH – NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE – BLACK FOREST Snap your fingers and be transported to a land of fables and folklore. Visit King Ludwig II's fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle, then continue to the Black Forest, whose mystical landscape inspired

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SWITZERLAND'S INDIGO LAKES AND IMPOSING ALPINE BACKDROP SEEM TO GO ON FOREVER AS YOU EXPLORE SOPHISTICATED CITIES, AN ANCIENT CASTLE AND THE SHORES OF LAKE GENEVA.

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ARRIVE ZURICH Welcome to the sophisticated Swiss city of Zurich - a flawless blend of fascinating heritage and modern spirit. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and orientation in this beautiful lakeside setting. (WR) Hotel: Mövenpick Regensdorf ZURICH – BERN – LAKE GENEVA (MONTREUX) We leave the bright lights of Zurich behind and stop in Bern with its Old Town, admiring its medieval streets, ornate fountains and arcaded walkways. Journeying to Lake Geneva, we arrive in the resort town of Montreux, set against the pristine backdrop of snowcovered peaks and vineyards. After lunch, consider joining an Optional Experience to cruise Lake Geneva, including a visit to the Charlie Chaplin museum in his former estate, Manoir de Ban. (B) Hotel: Eurotel LAKE GENEVA (MONTREUX) – CHILLON – ZERMATT (2 NIGHTS) This morning, we visit Chillon Castle, immortalised by Lord Byron's 'Prisoner of Chillon'. For nearly four centuries, this water fortress was the residence of the Counts of Savoy and an important stop for traders. Our next stop is the 15th-century vineyards of Cave Champ de Clos in Chexbres, a UNESCO world heritage site, where we'll 'Connect With Locals' over a 'Be My Guest' lunch. Continue your journey to the resort town of Zermatt, set against the backdrop of the snow-capped Matterhorn. (B, BMG, ) Hotel: Mirabeau/Ambassador ZERMATT FREE DAY Spend the day soaking up the crisp mountain air and panoramic alpine vistas. You have a full day on your own to explore the town, or simply relax in beautiful surrounds. Consider an Optional Experience to the Klein Matterhorn for the most spectacular mountain views or explore the heritage of what was once a remote mountain village. (B)

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ST. MORITZ – LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME (2 NIGHTS) Journeying through lush green landscapes, past Lake Zurich, we arrive in lakeside Lucerne. Pay tribute to the brave Swiss Guards, who lost their lives defending King Louis XVI at the Lion Monument, and cross the iconic wooden Chapel Bridge before strolling past the city's colourful façades. Consider joining a cruise on the tranquil lake waters and then ride the world's first CabriO cable car to the top of Mount Stanserhorn. (B, ) Hotel: Grand Europe BRIENZ AND INTERLAKEN EXCURSION We travel to Interlaken at the heart of Switzerland, which lies in the shadow of the Jungfrau Mountain. Stopping in the village of Brienz en route, we'll 'Dive Into Culture' and gain insights into the centuries-old tradition of wood carving for which this village is so famous. Spend some time on your own and enjoy superb views of the peaks of the Bernese Oberland. This evening, we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with our fellow travellers and Travel Director toasting the highlights of Switzerland we've enjoyed along the way. (B, FD, )

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* All prices are per person, twin share. Airport Transfers: On arrival at Zurich Airport transfers will operate at 10.30am and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. A return transfer will arrive at Zurich Airport on the last day of the trip at 8am from Lucerne.

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Basel Tattoo: We've included Tattoo tickets during these dates. See Basel Tattoo panel for further details.

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €250 PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings

SAVE €230

2. Multi Trip Savings 3. Triple Share Savings

SAVE UP TO €62 SAVE UP TO €60 PP

4. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

Important Visa Information: This trip will visit Italy for one night. Some passport holders may require double entry visas. Please speak with your travel agent at time of booking to assess your specific requirements.

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Explore centuries of wine tradition at the 15th-century terraced vineyards of the Lavaux, a UNESCO world heritage site since 2007, during an unforgettable 'Be My Guest' lunch in charming Chexbres. (Day 3) STAYS WITH STORIES Enjoy the elegance of yesteryear and sweeping lake vistas at the Grand Hotel Europe in Lucerne, where warm Swiss hospitality and a grand past span over a century. (Day 7)

BASEL TATTOO Embrace a bit of pomp and circumstance at the world's second largest open-air Tattoo show in Basel. Watch as international military bands, popular musicians, traditional folk dancers and tattoo formations wow spectators during rousing performances that will get your feet tapping.

DIVE INTO CULTURE Explore the wood-carving heritage of Switzerland's picture-perfect lakeside town of Brienz. (Day 8)

Selected departures will replace the Brienz and Interlaken Excursion on day 8, with a trip to the Basel Tattoo.

FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

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BAVENO – ST. MORITZ We travel through the scenic Italian countryside, crossing the Swiss border into the scenic Upper Engadine Valley. We stop in the fortified town of Tirano, where we will board our train and wind our way through scenic landscapes en route to the stylish resort town of St. Moritz. This evening, enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers. (B, D) Hotel: Reine Victoria

Connect With Locals WR Welcome Reception B Breakfast

Twin Share

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ZERMATT – BAVENO FREE TIME Departing Switzerland, we travel to the lakeside town of Baveno on Italy's Lake Maggiore. Spend the rest of the day indulging in the laid-back lakeside atmosphere or consider joining an Optional Experience to Isola Bella, one of the lake's Borromean islands, with its palazzo and exquisite gardens. (B) Hotel: Simplon

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Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, €72 per person.

Set at the foot of the famous Matterhorn, Zermatt is straight out of a storybook with its romantic alpine setting and vibrant après-ski scene.

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LUCERNE – DEPART ZURICH As our journey through the Best of Switzerland comes to an end, we bid our newfound friends a fond farewell. A transfer is available to Zurich airport. Conditions apply. (B)

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10 DAYS

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12 MEALS

FROM €1625 PP*

SEE PRAGUE'S ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK AND OLD TOWN SQUARE AND TREAT YOURSELF TO A SLICE OF SACHERTORTE IN VIENNA, THEN FOLLOW THE DANUBE TO BUDAPEST TO SEE ITS FISHERMAN'S BASTION. 3

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• SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING in Vienna, enjoy an expert guided tour of the Kunsthistorisches Museum with a group size of no more than 25 guests • VISIT St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square of Prague, the old Hungarian capital of Esztergom, the UNESCO-listed Castle District and Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest • VIEW the Castle and Old Town of Bratislava and the Hofburg Palace and Imperial Boulevards of Vienna

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ARRIVE PRAGUE (3 NIGHTS) The gleaming spires of Prague shine brightly on this At Leisure sojourn through the imperial capitals of Prague, Vienna and Budapest. Admire the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque façades, before joining your Travel Director and travel companions for an unforgettable Welcome Reception to kick off your holiday. (WR) Hotel: Angelo by Vienna House PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE Delve into centuries of history, joining your 'Local Specialist' for a guided walk past the city's iconic sights. Visit the final resting place of Bohemian kings, St. Vitus Cathedral, set within the precincts of Prague Castle. Then, admire the Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square, with its hourly Walk of the Apostles. See the 14th-century Charles Bridge, lined with the Baroque statues of saints, before spending the afternoon admiring the spectacular cityscape on your own. (B)

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PRAGUE AT LEISURE Today is yours to explore the legends, castles and palaces of Prague. Follow the 'Royal Route' and discover historic treasures, admire picturesque views of the city from Petřín Hill, or join an Optional Experience to Kutná Hora, with its bonebedecked chapel and five-nave St. Barbara Church. Spend your evening at leisure, enjoying some of the local beer for which the country is famous. (B) PRAGUE – BRATISLAVA – VIENNA (3 NIGHTS) Travel south from Prague through lush Moravian landscapes to Bratislava, passing its quaint Old Town, before continuing your journey to Vienna – our home for the next three nights. Admire the city's musical talents and consider attending a Viennese concert. (B) Hotel: NH Danube City VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE The heritage of one of Europe's most influential royal families is explored this morning as we 'Dive Into Culture' during a Small Group Sightseeing guided visit to the Habsburg's royal collection of art and wonders before the doors are open to the general public. Visit the spectacular Kunstkammer and admire the valuable objects collected by the emperors and archdukes of Habsburg over the centuries. Later, we join an included sightseeing tour with a 'Local Specialist' to view the Hofburg Palace, the official residence of the President of Austria and former home of the Habsburg Dynasty. We'll see such sights as the Parliament Building, the magnificent Opera House and St. Stephen's Cathedral with its geometrically tiled roof. Spend the afternoon on your own, indulging in the city's kaffee culture with a slice or two of Sachertorte. (B, )

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VIENNA AT LEISURE Today is yours to explore the 'City of Music' on your terms. Tread in the footsteps of the great sons of Vienna – Mozart, Haydn and Strauss, as you delve into the city's rich musical heritage nurtured by aristocrats throughout the centuries. Consider a visit to the beautiful Baroque Schönbrunn Palace to see the former imperial summer residence. (B) VIENNA – ESZTERGOM – BUDAPEST (3 NIGHTS) Journey along the Danube Bend, a narrow twisting valley in the pretty Carpathian Basin, stopping in Esztergom to view its Castle Hill, domed Cathedral, and St. Thomas Hill. We follow the scenic landscape to the romantic city of Budapest where we will spend the next three nights. Enjoy a free evening sipping Hungarian wines or consider cruising along the Danube. (B) Hotel: Hilton City BUDAPEST SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE Join a 'Local Specialist' this morning for a walking tour through the winding lanes of Buda's Castle District. Visit the Fisherman's Bastion, view the Matthias Church and drive to Pest to see the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe. We pay tribute to the seven chieftains of the Magyars in Heroes' Square before enjoying time at leisure to indulge in coffee and krémes in the Jewish Quarter or shopping for Hungarian embroidery and fine porcelain. Tonight, we 'Connect With Locals' over a 'Be My Guest' dinner with the Schieszl family and hear the story of their winery. (B, BMG, ) BUDAPEST AT LEISURE Venture up Gellert Hill for spectacular views of the Budapest skyline, relax in the Szechenyi Baths or consider an Optional Experience to Szentendre, a riverside village popular with artists and craftworkers. On our last evening together, we toast to a magnificent journey to the imperial capitals of Europe and enjoy a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (B, FD)

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Festive celebrations: Christmas and New Year's Eve celebrations have been arranged for these departures. Join us in Europe to celebrate the festive season.

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Special Rate Solo Rooming: These departures include 20 – 100% discount on our standard single supplement. Please see trafalgar.com for pricing.

DEPART BUDAPEST We say a fond farewell to our companions and Travel Director today after an unforgettable At Leisure trip. Transfers are provided to Budapest airport. Conditions apply. (B)

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €210 PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Airport Transfers: On arrival at Prague Airport transfers will operate at 11am and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Budapest Airport at 7am and 11am.

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Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Join the Schieszl family for a hearty Hungarian 'Be My Guest' dinner and the story of their winery. (Day 8) DIVE INTO CULTURE Enjoy a visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the largest art museum in Austria, to view the Royal Collection before the general public has access. (Day 5)

Visit the Kuntshistoriches Museum in Vienna to view the Habsburg Empire's formidable art collection, showcasing masterpieces by Rubens and Rembrandt.

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VISIT BOHEMIAN PRAGUE, THE ECLECTIC SLOVAKIAN CAPITAL OF BRATISLAVA AND THE DANUBE RIVER WITH STOPS IN VIENNA AND BUDAPEST, WHERE YOU'LL HEAR A HEART-WARMING FAMILY TALE OF A WWII RESCUE.

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ARRIVE MUNICH Sophisticated city streets of Munich kick off your adventure through the capitals of imperial Europe. Join your fellow travellers and Travel Director this evening for an orientation tour, including views of the Marienplatz and its iconic Glockenspiel, before a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton Westpark/Holiday Inn Westpark MUNICH – REGENSBURG – PRAGUE (2 NIGHTS) This morning visit Regensburg, an unspoilt medieval gem. Cross the Czech border and head to Prague. (B) Hotel: Vienna House Andels PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Delve into centuries of history as you join a 'Local Specialist' for a guided sightseeing tour with views of St. Vitus Cathedral. Cross the river on your walking tour to the Old Town Square to see the Astronomical Clock, then enjoy a free afternoon. (B)

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PRAGUE – BRATISLAVA – BUDAPEST (2 NIGHTS) Cross the lush landscapes of Moravia and the Hungarian border before arriving in Budapest, the 'Paris of the East'. (B) Hotel: Novotel Danube

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BUDAPEST SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Admire all the highlights of Budapest on a guided sightseeing tour with a 'Local Specialist'. See the famous Chain Bridge and the UNESCO-listed Castle Hill district. Visit Fisherman's Bastion and enjoy superb views across the imposing Parliament building and Danube below. Spend the rest of the day at leisure before joining the Schieszl family for a hearty Hungarian 'Be My Guest' dinner. 'Connect With Locals' and hear the story of their winery. (B, BMG, )

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BUDAPEST – GYŐR – VIENNA (2 NIGHTS) Cross the hilly landscapes of Transdanubia stopping in Győr to soak up its medieval atmosphere. Arrive in Vienna for an evening at leisure. (B) Hotel: Renaissance Wien VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Join a 'Local Specialist' and explore the imperial splendour of Vienna at Hofburg Palace, the former winter residence of the Habsburg Dynasty. Admire the grand State Opera House and Ringstrasse, then see the ornate colourful roof of St. Stephen's Cathedral. (B) VIENNA – WACHAU VALLEY – SALZBURG SIGHTSEEING Drive through the enchanting landscapes of the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley. See the Benedictine Melk Abbey perched on a rocky outcrop above the Danube. Arrive in Salzburg later and embark on a leisurely walking tour with a 'Local Specialist'. Dine in your hotel this evening. (B, D) Hotel: Hubertushof Anif/Mercure City SALZBURG – MUNICH Return to Munich where your journey began. Celebrate a memorable holiday with new friends at an unforgettable Farewell Dinner. (B, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Westpark/Holiday Inn Westpark DEPART MUNICH Say a fond auf Wiedersehen to Germany, at the end of your exhilarating European experience. Transfers to Munich airport are available, conditions apply. (B)

OBERAMMERGAU Consider including the Oberammergau Passion Play on your trip. Premium tickets are included. Departures, as noted in the price panel, will operate as per days 1-8 of the regular Imperial Europe trip. Days 9-12 will then run as per below.

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End Munich

FR 10 APR SU 19 APR 2025

✚ FR 17 APR SU 26 APR

9

10

11

12

2025

FR 24 APR SU 03 MAY 2025

SALZBURG – INNSBRUCK – OBERAMMERGAU (2 NIGHTS) Visit Innsbruck and see the Golden Roof, then travel to Oberammergau where villagers perform their Passion Play, as they have every ten years since 1634. Dine in your hotel this evening. (B, D) Hotel: See ‘More About Your Trip’ OBERAMMERGAU (PASSION PLAY PERFORMANCE) Witness a display of enduring faith. Take your premium seats for this poignant performance. Dine at a local restaurant, before returning to your seat for the captivating second half of this performance as night falls. (B, RD) OBERAMMERGAU – MUNICH Return to Munich where your journey began. Celebrate a memorable holiday with new friends at an unforgettable Farewell Dinner. (B, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Westpark DEPART MUNICH For now it's time to say a fond auf Wiedersehen to Germany, your fellow travellers and Travel Director at the end of your exhilarating European experience. Transfers to Munich airport are available, conditions apply. (B)

See trafalgar.com for further details and pricing. Trip code: OCEOX

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MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Oberammergau Accommodation: Trafalgar has secured hotel accommodation in Oberammergau or close by in a local village. Please note that single and triple rooms are not available for the Oberammergau stay. Solo travellers and tripleshare guests will be matched and accommodated in a twin room with a fellow solo Trafalgar traveller, of the same gender, for the duration of the stay.

Trip code: CEOX

2025 2050 2050 2050 2050 2050 2050 2050 2050

Twin Share

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✝ TU 08 SEP TH 17 SEP

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€560 PP

Exceptions

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Oberammergau: The Passion Play is available to purchase on these departures.

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Autumn, Winter, Spring (WEOX): Please note, these departures are subject to change in price, itinerary and hotels. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in May 2020.

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Festive celebrations: Christmas and New Year's Eve celebrations have been arranged for these departures. Join us in Europe to celebrate the festive season.

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Special Rate Solo Rooming: These departures include 20 – 100% discount on our standard single supplement. Please see trafalgar.com for pricing.

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €213 PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings 2. Multi Trip Savings

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS

End Munich

Single Supplement (add to price above):

Airport Transfers: On arrival at Munich Airport transfers will operate at 10am and 1pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Munich Airport at 7am and 9am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, €80 per person.

Price PP Start Munich

Twin Share

EUROPE AND BEYOND

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3. Triple Share Savings

SAVE €190 SAVE UP TO €53 SAVE UP TO €20 PP

4. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Join the Schieszl family for a hearty Hungarian 'Be My Guest' dinner and the story of their winery. (Day 5)

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8 COUNTRIES

24 MEALS

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FROM €3275 PP*

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EXPLORE ‘EAST' AND ‘WEST' IN THE CROATIAN CITY OF ZAGREB, VISIT THE HUNGARIAN SEA AND PAY HOMAGE TO THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES AT AUSCHWITZ, A REMINDER OF THE HORRORS OF THE HOLOCAUST.

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BERLIN

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Dresden

PRAGUE

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Tábor

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SLOVAKIA

4.6/5

BUDAPEST

HUNGARY

SLOVENIA

Lake Balaton

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CROATIA

• SIGHTSEEING TOUR with a Local Specialist in Vienna, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Budapest, Kraków, Warsaw, Berlin and Prague

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• ORIENTATION of Dresden • VISIT Lake Bled in Slovenia, Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, the concentration camp at Auschwitz, Jasna Góra Monastery, Berlin TV Tower, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square of Prague and Tábor • VIEW Lake Balaton

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WARSAW

POLAND

Częstochowa

GERMANY

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YOUR HOLIDAY

TRAVEL STYLE

REGIONAL EXPLORER

DAY

2

3

ARRIVE VIENNA Admire Vienna's Hofburg Palace, Imperial Boulevards and the beloved St. Stephen's Cathedral in the company of a 'Local Specialist'. This evening, we join our Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Hilton Danube Waterfront

the afternoon exploring the city or perhaps join an Optional Experience to the Wieliczka Salt Mine. This evening, we dine at our hotel. (B, D) 10

VIENNA – LAKE BLED (2 NIGHTS) Journey through the Loibl Pass to Slovenia, arriving later at Lake Bled. This evening, we dine at our hotel. (B, D) Hotel: Park LAKE BLED FREE DAY Spend the day on your own or consider joining an Optional Experience to the extensive maze of underground caves at Postojna. (B)

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LAKE BLED – LJUBLJANA – ZAGREB (2 NIGHTS) We arrive in the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, where we will join a 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour to see its Opera House, Cathedral, National Museum, Three Bridges Square and Castle. We cross into Croatia and travel to its capital, Zagreb. (B, D) Hotel: International ZAGREB SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Explore a tale of two hilltop settlements and Zagreb's alluring streets, to this day lit by gas lamps in the Upper Town. Join a 'Local Specialist' who will share the landmarks of the city's Lower and Upper Town, including the Gothic Cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace, the Opera House and St. Mark's Church. (B) ZAGREB – LAKE BALATON – BUDAPEST (2 NIGHTS) Crossing the border into Hungary, we enjoy a photo stop on the shores of Lake Balaton. We continue to Budapest – our home for the next two nights. (B) Hotel: Danubius Margitsziget BUDAPEST SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Today, we join a 'Local Specialist' for a walking tour of the Castle district to admire views of the Danube and Fisherman's Bastion. See the Parliament and the Great Synagogue. Later, we meet the Schieszl family and 'Connect With Locals' over a 'Be My Guest' dinner. (B, BMG, )

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BUDAPEST – SLOVAKIA – KRAKÓW (2 NIGHTS) Journey through Slovakia to Poland and the enchanting city of Kraków. (B) Hotel: Qubus KRAKÓW SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME We amble through the beautiful streets of Kraków this morning with our 'Local Specialist', admiring views of the Royal Castle and Cathedral on Wawel Hill. Our walking tour through the Old Town includes a visit of the Mariacki Church and view of the Cloth Hall. Spend

Connect With Locals WR Welcome Reception B Breakfast

L D

Stays With Stories Lunch Dinner

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KRAKÓW – AUSCHWITZ – CZĘSTOCHOWA – WARSAW (2 NIGHTS) Our journey this morning takes us to the concentration camp at Auschwitz, a poignant reminder of the horrors perpetrated during the Holocaust. Travelling to Jasna Góra Monastery, we ‘Dive Into Culture' and rub shoulders with Catholic pilgrims, who have journeyed to the famous shrine for centuries to see the iconic Black Madonna of Częstochowa. This evening, we arrive in the elegant Polish capital of Warsaw, where we will dine tonight at our hotel. (B, D, ) Hotel: Leonardo Royal WARSAW SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME This morning, we join a 'Local Specialist' visiting the Old Town and the site of the Warsaw Ghetto. Spend the rest of the day seeing the sights. (B) WARSAW – BERLIN (2 NIGHTS) Journey across Poland's patchwork countryside along the Autostrada Wolnośki (Motorway of Freedom). Cross the German border and arrive in Berlin, a capital city with an enviable youthful verve and charisma. Here you'll enjoy an evening at leisure to explore the city your way. (B) Hotel: Hampton by Hilton City Centre Alexanderplatz BERLIN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Ascend an icon of reunification this morning as you indulge in spectacular panoramic views of the city from the Berlin TV Tower. Join a 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour through the city's great landmarks, including the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard and the Reichstag Building. Spend the afternoon on your own or join an Optional Experience. (B)

Price PP Start Vienna

3295

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17 MAY 24 MAY 31 MAY 07 JUN 14 JUN

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SU SU SU SU

21 JUN 28 JUN 05 JUL 12 JUL

3295 3295 3275 3275

FR 03 JUL SU 19 JUL FR 10 JUL SU 26 JUL

3275 3275

End Vienna

Twin Share

FR 17 JUL SU 02 AUG 3275

✚ FR 24 JUL SU 09 AUG 3275

FR 31 JUL SU 16 AUG 3275 FR FR FR FR

07 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28 AUG

SU SU SU SU

23 AUG 30 AUG 06 SEP 13 SEP

3275 3275 3350 3395

FR FR FR FR

04 SEP 11 SEP 18 SEP 25 SEP

SU SU SU SU

20 SEP 27 SEP 04 OCT 11 OCT

3395 3375 3375 3375

✚ FR 02 OCT SU 18 OCT

3295

Single Supplement (add to price above): 9

€820 PP

Special Rate Solo Rooming: These departures include 20 – 100% discount on our standard single supplement. Please see trafalgar.com for pricing.

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €340 PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings 2. Multi Trip Savings 3. Triple Share Savings

SAVE €330 SAVE UP TO €85 SAVE UP TO €70 PP

4. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Join the Schieszl family for a hearty Hungarian 'Be My Guest' dinner and the story of their winery. (Day 7) DIVE INTO CULTURE Visit the Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa and see the revered Black Madonna, a venerated icon recognised by several Pontiff s. (Day 10)

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Airport Transfers: On arrival at Vienna Airport transfers will operate at 10am and 1:30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Vienna Airport at 8am and 9.30am.

PRAGUE – TÁBOR – VIENNA Journey through the lush green and golden landscapes of southern Bohemia, stopping in Tábor, once a Hussite stronghold. Later, we travel to the imperial city of Vienna, where we'll enjoy a final Farewell Dinner together. (B, FD) Hotel: Hilton Danube Waterfront

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, €136 per person.

DEPART VIENNA Say a fond farewell to your newfound friends and an epic adventure together through eastern Europe. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (B)

Make A Difference BMG Be My Guest

Price PP Start Vienna

Twin Share

FR 24 APR SU 10 MAY 3295

PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Stroll through the ancient streets of Prague with your 'Local Specialist' who will share insights into the city's centuries-old history. Marvel at Prague Castle, the 14th-century Charles Bridge and Old Town Square. Visit the Cathedral of St. Vitus, then enjoy the rest of the day free to explore or relax. (B)

Dive Into Culture RD Regional Dinner FD Farewell Dinner

End Vienna

✚ FR 17 APR SU 03 MAY

BERLIN – DRESDEN – PRAGUE (2 NIGHTS) Travel through the Spreewald Forest to Dresden where your orientation tour will reveal insights into the city's restoration. Amble through its streets to see the Semper Opera, Zwinger Palace and fully reconstructed Frauenkirche. We arrive later in glorious Prague. Spend your evening savouring hearty Czech flavours during a Regional Dinner at a local restaurant. (B, RD) Hotel: Vienna House Diplomat

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PEARLS OF THE ADRIATIC CROATIAN CRUISING 9 DAYS

1 COUNTRY

17 MEALS

FROM €2520 PP*

2

CRUISE THE SOUL-STIRRING CROATIAN COASTLINE FROM DUBROVNIK TO OPATIJA, DELVING BEHIND THE ANCIENT WALLS OF FORTIFIED TOWNS AND INTO A TRANQUIL RETREAT THAT HAS ATTRACTED ROYALTY OVER THE CENTURIES.

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CROATIA THIS TRIP ALSO OPERATES IN REVERSE - FROM ZAGREB/OPATIJA TO DUBROVNIK

ZAGREB

1

OPATIJA

1

GUEST REVIEW RATED:

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4

NOT YET RATED

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ICONIC HIGHLIGHTS CRUISE

1

ZADAR

• SIGHTSEEING TOUR with a Local Specialist in Korčula Old Town, Split, Rab and Opatija

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1

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SPLIT

KORČULA

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1

METKOVIC

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• VISIT Dubrovnik, Metković, the Narona Archaeological Museum, Split Market, Skradin, Bibich winery, Krka Waterfalls National Park, Skradinski Buk, Šibenik, Zadar and Volokso

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• SEE the Augusteum Roman Temple in Metković and the Zadar Sea Organ

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TRAVEL STYLE

CRUISE OR RAIL

DAY

2

ARRIVE DUBROVNIK Imposing stone walls encircle the Old Town of Croatia's most recognisable city. On arrival in Dubrovnik, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore 'paradise on earth' in the words of George Bernard Shaw. Your local host will meet you and provide suggestions on how to explore the city's limestone streets and elegant courtyards lined with remnants of Dubrovnik's Golden Age. Hotel: More EMBARK 7-DAY CRUISE – KORČULA A leisurely start to your day could see you get your final fix of Dubrovnik. Then, transfer to the MV Aquamarin where you'll meet your onboard team. Set sail for Korčula, most famously the birthplace of Marco Polo and reminiscent of Dubrovnik with its medieval squares, churches and palaces. You'll discover why the locals call it 'The Black Island' and see how its towering walls have shielded its capital for centuries as it came under the rule of the Greeks, the Romans, the Venetians and even the British. After a tour through the Old Town's narrow streets, you'll have time to soak up the local atmosphere in one of the many konobas, restaurants or cocktail bars. (B, L)

which to view 17 separate falls cascading 45 metres to the pools below. Refreshed after taking a dip in the crystal waters, you'll have the afternoon to explore the cultural monuments and waterfront attractions of Šibenik, a historic city along the Dalmatian coast and the oldest native Croatian town on the shores of the Adriatic. (B, D) 6

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Navigate the small, secluded harbours of Croatia on board the MV Aquamarin – your mesmerising small-ship voyage past all the iconic and unexpected treasures of the Adriatic.

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KORČULA – METKOVIĆ Follow in the footsteps of ancient Illyrian, Greek and Roman sailors as you cruise to Metković. It's here, on the banks of the Neretva, that you'll find one of the last remaining wetland deltas in Europe. A barge ride into the groves provides the perfect opportunity to view the local flora, fauna and birdlife. Next, visit the Narona Archaeological Museum, where you'll see the remains of the Augusteum Roman temple, at the heart of what was once a major Roman stronghold. Tonight, you'll be hosted by the Captain for dinner. (B, L, D) METKOVIĆ – SPLIT Your cruise continues towards the capital of Dalmatia and the home to the UNESCO-listed Diocletian's palace. Explore Split's buzzing historical town centre on foot with your 'Local Specialist' who will share all the iconic and unexpected highlights with you as you wind your way towards Split Market at the heart of Croatia's secondlargest city. Watch the animated vendors ply their fruits, fish and vegetables to locals visiting the market for their daily grocery run. You'll be tempted to stay in Split forever, but the comfort of your ship beckons and you'll return to it later this afternoon. (B, L)

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ŠIBENIK – ZADAR Cruise to Zadar, Croatia's oldest university town. From the 1st-century Roman forum to the 9th-century St. Donat Church, there's history around every turn. After exploring the wealth of museums, churches and palaces, you'll make your way to Zadar's Riva to see (and hear) the mesmerising Sea Organ, comprising several stairs that descend into the sea. (B, L) ZADAR – RAB ISLAND Today you'll explore the 'island of love'. A guided tour of Rab will reveal its highlights, including its ancient walls, church bell towers and the monastery at the 16th-century Church of St. Justine. Sample Rab cake and enjoy a presentation of how this local delight is made. Rub shoulders with local artists who add a splash of colour to the streets of the town before returning to your cruise ship. (B, L) RAB ISLAND – OPATIJA Opatija was a favourite getaway of the Habsburgs and it will be for you too. Often compared to the French Riviera, the area has a colourful history which is brought to life by your 'Local Specialist'. Savour the town's café culture and stroll down Franz Joseph promenade to the fishing village of Volosko. Tonight your Farewell Dinner on board is paired with live entertainment. (B, L, FD) OPATIJA – DEPART ZAGREB Say a fond farewell to your newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable journey. Transfers are available to Zagreb airport. Conditions apply. (B)

YOUR HOLIDAY PLANNER Price PP Twin Share

◆ TU 28 APR WE 06 MAY

2520

TU 28 JUL WE 05 AUG 2850

2600 2550 2875 2850

◆ TU 04 AUG WE 12 AUG 2900

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◆ TU 13 OCT WE 21 OCT

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◆ TU 07 JUL WE 15 JUL

TU 14 JUL WE 22 JUL

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Exceptions 7

2500

TU 20 OCT WE 28 OCT 2500

Single Supplement (add to price above):

€1120 PP

28 Apr 20 to 12 May 20: 29 Sep 20 to 20 Oct 20:

€890 PP €890 PP

Reverse itinerary: These departures sail southbound from Opatija to Dubrovnik. One fewer dinner is included. See trafalgar.com for full details. Trip code: CICS

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €320PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings 2. Multi Trip Savings

SAVE €280 SAVE UP TO €80

3. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share based on upper deck cabins.

DELUXE MV AQUAMARIN

Shared Rooming: Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip.

Explore the beauty of the Adriatic in comfort, boarding your deluxe MV Aquamarin to navigate the picture-perfect Croatian coastline and secluded harbours. Enjoy an intimate encounter with sun-kissed resort towns and fishing villages, made possible with small ship cruising. It's the easiest way to experience the true Croatia.

Airport Transfers: Complimentary transfers (from Dubrovnik airport – CICN or Zagreb airport – CICS) will be provided, on the first and last day of the trip only, for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details. Cruise Ship: This cruise is operated by Katarina Lines MV Aquamarin.

TRIP ADD-ON

Port Taxes: All prices are inclusive of port taxes and are accurate as of July 2019. Up-to-date pricing can be found at trafalgar.com.

The 'Pearls of the Adriatic' cruise joins seamlessly with either the 'Best of Croatia and Slovenia' trip or the 'Contrasts of Italy' trip with all transfers included. See trafalgar.com for further details.

Trip code: CICN

FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

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SPLIT – KRKA WATERFALLS – ŠIBENIK Arrive in Skradin and travel to Bibich winery where you'll get to sample some of the indigenous varietals produced by this boutique family-owned winery. Next up is a visit to Krka Waterfalls National Park, where you'll visit 'Skradinski Buk', a spectacular vantage point from Connect With Locals WR Welcome Reception B Breakfast

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BALKAN ADVENTURE 14 DAYS

7 COUNTRIES

20 MEALS

FROM €2650 PP*

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THE BALKANS REVEAL THEIR RARE BEAUTY, WARM CULTURE AND COLOURFUL HISTORY FOR ALL TO ENJOY. EXPLORE AN ANCIENT CROSSROADS AND DELVE INTO THE REVIVAL OF A REGION ONCE SCARRED BY CONFLICT AND COMMUNISM.

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• SIGHTSEEING TOUR with a Local Specialist in Bucharest, Braşov, Veliko Târnovo, Sofia, Skopje, Tirana, Mostar, Sarajevo and Belgrade

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• VISIT Bran Castle in Braşov, Tsaravets Fortress in Veliko Târnovo, the Church of the Nativity in Arbanasi, Sofia, Skopje, Tirana, Kotor, Budva, Mostar, the War Tunnel in Sarajevo and Kalmegdan Fortress in Belgrade • VIEW Peleş Castle in Sinaia, St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and St. Sofia Church in Sofia, the Palace of Culture and the National library in Tirana and the Stari Most in Mostar • SEE the Palace of Parliament in Bucharest

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ARRIVE BUCHAREST You'd be forgiven for thinking you were in Paris when you explore the Belle-Époque atmosphere of Romania's capital, Bucharest. Your first day will be free to explore the city your way. Later, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Mercure City Center BUCHAREST – SINAIA – BRAŞOV (2 NIGHTS) A full day of sightseeing stretches ahead, beginning in Bucharest where you'll join a 'Local Specialist' to delve into the city's tumultuous history. See the immense Palace of the Parliament, one of the lasting legacies left behind by dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu. Venture to Sinaia and view Peleş Castle, the summer retreat of Romania's first king. Then, continue to Braşov and check in to your hotel in Poiana Braşov ski resort. Enjoy traditional Romanian cuisine for dinner at your hotel against the backdrop of panoramic mountain views. (B, D) Hotel: Teleferic Grand BRAŞOV SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME The highlight of the day is this morning's visit to Bran Castle, the legendary home of Dracula. 'Dive Into Culture' with a 'Local Specialist' and learn about its history as the favourite royal residence of Queen Maria of Romania, then journey to the medieval streets of Braşov, where you'll take a step back in time with a 'Local Specialist' who will reveal the city's trading history and Saxon roots. Your evening is free to indulge in some of the local Transylvanian favourites, or consider joining your travel companions for an optional dinner. (B, )

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BRAŞOV – VELIKO TÂRNOVO Head south, through ancient villages and tranquil landscapes across the Danube River into Bulgaria. Your journey ends in Veliko Târnovo, the ‘City of the Tsars' and former capital of the Bulgarian Empire. Relax after your scenic drive and join your travel companions for dinner at your hotel. (B, D) Hotel: Yantra Grand VELIKO TÂRNOVO – ARBANASI – SOFIA (2 NIGHTS) The fairy-tale façades of Veliko Târnovo exude medieval history around every turn and your 'Local Specialist' will reveal a rich history and culture befitting a former imperial capital. At the heart of the city is Tsarevets Fortress, which you'll have an opportunity to visit as part of your sightseeing tour. Your next stop is the UNESCO-listed town of Arbanasi, renowned for its Bulgarian National Revival architecture. Visit the Church of the Nativity before we continue to Sofia, where you'll join a 'Local Specialist' for an in-depth sightseeing tour of Bulgaria's modernday capital including views of the golden-domed St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and St. Sofia Church. (B) Hotel: Marinela SOFIA FREE DAY You'll have a full day to explore this modern city built on Roman ruins. You could choose instead to join an Optional Experience to the UNESCOlisted Rila Monastery, founded by the hermit St. Ivan of Rila in the 10th century. Later this evening, you may wish to get your foot tapping to the flurry of red skirts at an optional folklore show. (B) SOFIA – SKOPJE Cross the Macedonian border today, bound for Skopje. See the legacy of the Ottomans in the mosques and bazaars as you join a 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour this afternoon. Local flavours and stories are on the menu tonight as you 'Connect With Locals' for an exclusive 'Be My Guest' dinner. (B, BMG, ) Hotel: Holiday Inn

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SKOPJE – TIRANA Leaving Macedonia behind, head to the Albanian capital of Tirana where you'll join a 'Local Specialist' on arrival for a sightseeing tour. You'll view such highlights as the Palace of Culture, the National Library and the Clock Tower before enjoying dinner at your hotel. (B, D) Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn TIRANA – KOTOR – BUDVA Soak up Montenegro's natural beauty as you drive towards Kotor. You'll have some time for lunch on your own and an orientation tour of this fortified town, tucked deep within enchanting fjord-like surrounds. Travel to Budva next where your Travel Director will provide an orientation tour before you have the rest of the day to explore 'Montenegro's Miami' on your own. (B) Hotel: Falkensteiner BUDVA – MOSTAR – SARAJEVO (2 NIGHTS) Leave the shimmering Adriatic coast and travel back in time to Bosnia and Herzegovina's historic city of Mostar. A 'Local Specialist' will lead you through its colourful cobbled streets and you'll view the Stari Most Ottoman-style bridge reconstructed entirely using traditional methods. Head to Sarajevo next where you'll delve into the rich religious and multicultural heritage that has earned it the nickname, the 'Jerusalem of Europe'. Tonight you'll enjoy dinner at your hotel. (B, D) Hotel: Novotel Bristol SARAJEVO SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Join a 'Local Specialist' for a guided walking tour of Sarajevo. Visit the War Tunnel, an underground tunnel of hope that was built in 1993 during the Siege of Sarajevo, allowing war supplies and humanitarian aid to reach the city at the height of the Bosnian War. Then, enjoy a free afternoon to explore on your own. You could choose to join your travel companions for an optional dinner this evening. (B)

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HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Spend quality time with the locals when you join an exclusive ‘Be My Guest' experience featuring local hospitality and cuisine. (Day 7) DIVE INTO CULTURE Visit the infamous mythical home of Count Dracula and favourite residence of Romanian royalty – Bran Castle. (Day 3)

BELGRADE SIGHTSEEING Your 'Local Specialist' will share the sights and sounds of Belgrade from an insider's perspective this morning. Visit Kalemegdan Fortress and discover how the Romans, Ottomans and Austro-Hungarians have each had a hand in rebuilding the fortress over the past 16 centuries. This evening, we reunite one final time for a rousing Farewell Dinner to reminisce over our shared travel experience. (B, FD)

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Airport Transfers: On arrival at Bucharest Airport transfers will operate at 12noon and 3pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Belgrade Airport at 7am and 11am.

DEPART BELGRADE Our journey through the Balkans has come to an end. All that's left is to say a fond doviđenja as you bid your new friends farewell and take your transfer to the airport. Conditions apply. (B)

Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak to your travel agent at the time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Visas cannot be issued at borders in Europe.

MORE TRIPS ONLINE Visit trafalgar.com for another exciting itinerary that explores the Balkans. Discover the historic cities of Split, Sarajevo and Zagreb and admire the beautiful Adriatic in Dubrovnik on our trip - the ‘Balkan Delight’.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, €112 per person.

Trip code: BALK

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SARAJEVO – BELGRADE (2 NIGHTS) Travel through lush forests, pastures and the Bosnian Mountains into Serbia – a scenic day of driving that will end in Belgrade. The ‘White City' has a long history which you'll have an opportunity to explore tomorrow. (B) Hotel: Mercure Excelsior

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A RAIL ADVENTURE COMBINING ART AND ANTIQUITIES WITH SUCH ATTRACTIONS AS THE HERMITAGE MUSEUM, RED SQUARE AND THE KREMLIN. GAIN INSIGHTS INTO RUSSIA'S TRANSFORMATION OVER THE CENTURIES.

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MOSCOW

• VISIT the Peter and Paul Fortress and St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow • VIEW the Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great in St. Petersburg and Red Square and the Walls of the Kremlin in Moscow

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ARRIVE ST. PETERSBURG (3 NIGHTS) Tread in the footsteps of tsars and tsarinas, of artists, poets and musicians, whose great gifts to the romantic city of St. Petersburg you will have an opportunity to see during an orientation drive through Russia's 'Imperial City' after meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and light dinner. (WR) Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson Nevsky ST. PETERSBURG SIGHTSEEING AND HERMITAGE MUSEUM VISIT Explore the might of imperial Russia on a sightseeing tour with a 'Local Specialist'. View the magnificent Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress on an included visit before we 'Connect With Locals', meeting some of the students of St. Petersburg's Theatre for canapés and a stage performance. Learn how your visit will 'Make a Difference' to the theatrical education of St. Petersburg's youth. Later, join a Small Group Sightseeing visit with a 'Local Specialist' to the Hermitage Museum. Consider a theatre visit to enjoy a fascinating Russian Folklore performance. (B, , , )

YOUR HOLIDAY PLANNER

Admire the colourful domes of St. Basil's Cathedral, a symbol of Russia and shaped like the flame of a bonfire rising into the sky on Ivan the Terrible's orders.

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MOSCOW AT LEISURE A leisurely start to your day could see you enjoying the kofe culture of Moscow with the locals. You could choose instead to join an Optional Experience inside the Kremlin and explore the golden-domed Cathedral of Christ the Saviour before taking a stroll along Arbat street, Moscow's Montmartre. This evening, toast to the magic and magnificence of Mother Russia, joining your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner. (B, FD) DEPART MOSCOW We close the door on our epic At Leisure holiday in two iconic Russian cities and say farewell to newfound friends. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (B)

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Marvel at the extraordinary collection of cultural artefacts and art, from the Stone Age to the 20th century, making the Hermitage the world's second-largest art museum.

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ST. PETERSBURG AT LEISURE The narrow lanes and grand boulevards of St. Petersburg are ours to explore today. Admire the ornate domes and colourful mosaics of the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood and the gold-plated dome of St. Isaac's Cathedral. (B)

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ST. PETERSBURG – HIGH-SPEED TRAIN – MOSCOW (3 NIGHTS) After a hearty breakfast, enjoy some time at leisure before boarding a train to the Russian capital. En route, contemplate the tumultuous and captivating history of an ancient city that oozes grandeur, and the indomitable spirit of the Russian nation which saw it send the first man to outer space. Straddling the Moskva River, this city is the country's political, economic, religious and financial hub – and your home for the next three nights. (B) Hotel: Hilton Leningradskaya

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* All prices are per person, twin share. Airport Transfers: On arrival at St. Petersburg Airport transfers will operate at 2.30pm and 5pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport at 5am, 10am and 1pm at Moscow Domodedovo Airport at 6am, 10am and 12noon.

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS This is a unique 'Be My Guest' opportunity to meet and chat with the locals over drinks and canapés at the Theatre of Youth in the centre of St. Petersburg. Enjoy a stage performance by the students in one of the beautiful theatre halls. (Day 2)

Important Visa Information: Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your travel agent at the time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Visas cannot be issued at borders in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, €56 per person.

DIVE INTO CULTURE Admire the impressive collection of artefacts and art collected by Russia's tsars and tsarinas since the mid-18 th century. (Day 2)

Trip code: SWHSA

CAPITALS OF SCANDINAVIA ADD-ON

MAKE A DIFFERENCE The St. Petersburg Theatre of Youth will enlighten you on the institute's work and show you how funds contributed on your behalf are used to promote the theatrical education of St. Petersburg's youth. (Day 2)

Why not add our 'Capitals of Scandinavia' trip before your visit to Russia? For details, see this combination trip ‘Capitals of the North’ on trafalgar.com

FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

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MOSCOW SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE Enjoy a leisurely morning exploring Moscow your way or head to the ancient 14th-century town of Sergiev Posad on Russia's Golden Ring route on an Optional Experience. Home to the beautiful blue and gold onion domes of the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, the town is the centre of Orthodox faith and Russia's most important pilgrimage site. Visit the Troitse-Sergiieyeva Lavra, a working monastery which still operated during the atheist years of Communist rule. Then, return to Moscow for a guided sightseeing tour with your ‘Local Specialist' which features the imposing walls of the Kremlin. (B) Connect With Locals WR Welcome Reception B Breakfast

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EXPLORE DRAMATIC LANDSCAPES AND THE COLOURFUL HISTORY OF THE SNOW-CAPPED CAUCASUS AS YOU JOURNEY ACROSS THE EURASIAN CROSSROADS OF GEORGIA AND ARMENIA AND DISCOVER EUROPE'S BEST KEPT SECRET.

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• VIEW Metekhi Church, Narikala Fortress, four UNESCO World Heritage sites including the Jvari Monastery, the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and the monastic complex of Haghpat, Lake Sevan, the cross-stones in Noratus, the Wings of Tatev ropeway, Khor Virap Monastery, Mount Ararat, the Cascade Complex in Yerevan and the UNESCO-listed Geghard Monastery

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ARRIVE TBILISI (2 NIGHTS) A smorgasbord of architectural marvels overlook the cobbled streets of Georgia's capital. On arrival in Tbilisi, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel where you'll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception with drinks and Georgian-style fare this evening. (WR) Hotel: Wyndham Grand TBILISI SIGHTSEEING Your sightseeing tour begins at the 13th-century Metekhi Church, from there you'll wind your way along narrow streets and stroll past the patterned balconies and colourful façades that are so characteristic of this city. Ascend to the ancient Narikala Fortress by cable car next, before delving into the legend of the Golden Fleece at the Georgian National Museum. (B)

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TBILISI – MTSKHETA – AKHASENI Leave Tbilisi behind as you head to the ancient capital of Mtskheta. Known as the religious centre of Georgia, you'll revel in the twin UNESCO World Heritage sites – the 6th-century Jvari Monastery and 11th-century Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. Delve into the city's Christian history which saw it granted the status of a 'Holy City', then retire to your hotel where you'll enjoy dinner. (B, L, D) Hotel: Wine Resort AKHASHENI – SIGHNAGHI – SAGAREDJO – TBILISI (2 NIGHTS) Travel to the fortified town of Sighnaghi in the heart of Georgia's wine region. Visit Bodbe Monastery, one of the country's most prominent pilgrimage sites, then head to Kakabeti village in Sagaredjo where you'll 'Connect With Locals' and enjoy an exclusive 'Be My Guest' lunch and wine tasting. Your host will treat you to some of the local wines, followed by a master class in Georgian bread baking and churchkhela sweets. Return to your hotel later for an evening at leisure. (B, BMG, ) Hotel: Wyndham Grand TBILISI – UPLISTSIKHE – CHARDAKHI – TBILISI Trace the ancient Silk Route and visit Uplistsikhe Cave Town where you'll find an ancient theatre, church and dwellings hewn directly out of the rocky hillside. Later, 'Connect With Locals' at Iago's wine cellar where you'll sample some of the local wines produced using a traditional method which has been inscribed as a UNESCO heritage. Iago and his wife Marina regale guests with colourful stories of their life as wine producers in the area before you return to Tbilisi. (B, ) TBILISI – HAGHPAT – FIOLETOVO VILLAGE – DILIJAN Bid farewell to Georgia and cross the border into Armenia. Your first taste of this ancient land is the UNESCO-listed monastic complex of Haghpat featuring incredible works of medieval Armenian architecture. Enjoy lunch in Dzoraget village, then 'Dive Into Culture' by tasting Russian pancakes and homemade tea with a local in Fioletovo village, before heading to Dilijan for your overnight stay. (B, L, D, ) Hotel: Best Western Plus Paradise DILIJAN – SEVAN LAKE – NORADUZ VILLAGE – GORIS A day of tranquil beauty awaits at Lake Sevan – your reward for an early start to the day. You'll see first-hand why it is deserving of its nickname 'The Blue Pearl of Armenia' before stopping in the lakeside village of Noratus, with its impressive collection of Armenian cross-stones. Head to Yeghegnadzor, where you'll savour a homemade lunch of local specialties. Then, enjoy a quick photo stop in Karahunge, known as 'Armenia's Stonehenge'. Tonight you'll enjoy dinner at your hotel in Goris. (B, L, D) Hotel: Goris Connect With Locals WR Welcome Reception B Breakfast

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TATEV COMPLEX – ARARAT VALLEY AND KHOR VIRAP – YEREVAN (3 NIGHTS) A thrilling start to the day sees us take a trip across the Wings of Tatev ropeway to the 'monastery on the edge of nothing'. Watch the epic scenery unfold as the world's longest aerial tramway delivers you to the 9th-century Apostolic monastery. Then, continue to Shinuhayr village where you'll 'Make A Difference' to the local community which makes a living from crafting traditional wool carpets. Enjoy lunch in a local family's home nearby before continuing to your final stop for the day, Khor Virap Monastery. Admire the views of Mount Ararat, Armenia's national symbol, then head to Yerevan, the country's capital. (B, L, ) Hotel: Ramada by Wyndham YEREVAN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your sightseeing tour will start in Republic Square and continue to the Cascade Complex, home to the Gafesjian Centre which houses some of Armenia's most important works of art. Take the Great Cascade to Victory Park for incredible views of the heart of the city. The rest of the day is free to explore the city your way. Consider spending your afternoon on an Optional Experience to visit the Ruins of Zvartnots, or perhaps enjoy dinner in the former home of a famous Armenian painter. (B) CAVE MONASTERY EXCURSION Today's excursion takes us to the UNESCO-listed Geghard Monastery. Hewn partly from the surrounding rock, Geghard is most famous for its incredible acoustics and spectacular natural beauty. You'll 'Dive Into Culture' during a moving performance of Armenian spiritual songs, or sharakans, performed by a live quintet, before a scenic drive brings you to Garni. Here you'll meet a local family who will teach you how to make Armenia's national flatbread lavash paired with cheese and greens. 'Connect With Locals' as you sample the brduj snack you've just made yourself and take a walk around your host's garden and orchard, learning about the different fruits grown in the area. On your return to Yerevan, enjoy delicious flavours of the legendary Armenian brandy during a local distillery visit. Tonight, you'll end your epic adventure through Georgia and Armenia with a Farewell Dinner in a traditional Armenian tavern, paired with folk songs and dance. (B, FD, , )

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HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Enjoy a master class in Georgian bread making and churchkhela sweets at a 'Be My Guest' lunch and wine tasting in Kakabet village. (Day 4) Visit Iago's wine cellar in Chardakhi and sample local wines as Iago and his wife Marina regale you with tales of their lives as wine producers. (Day 5) Meet a local family in Garni who will teach you how to make lavash, paired with cheese and greens. (Day 10)

DEPART YEREVAN After a whirlwind journey to two lands with dramatic pasts and vibrant multi-cultural legacies, it's time to say a fond farewell to new friends and prepare for your journey home. A transfer will take you to the airport for your return flight. (B)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Indulge in Russian pancakes and homemade tea with a local in Fioletovo village. (Day 6) Explore the UNESCO-listed Geghard Monastery and settle in for a moving performance of Armenian spiritual songs. (Day 10)

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE In Shinuhayr village your visit helps to fund the local community who make their living through the crafting of traditional wool carpets. (Day 8)

Airport Transfers: Complimentary transfers will be available for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in Tbilisi and Yerevan hotels booked by Trafalgar. Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak with you travel agent at the time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Trip code: GAAR

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22 MEALS

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FROM €3295 PP*

ADMIRE THE INDOMITABLE SPIRIT OF MOTHER RUSSIA IN MOSCOW AND ST. PETERSBURG. WANDER THROUGH THE ANCIENT BALTIC CAPITALS OF VILNIUS, RIGA AND TALLINN'S HANSEATIC QUARTER.

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• VISIT the St. Peter and Paul Fortress and Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin in Moscow, the Peter and Paul Church in Vilnius, the Hill of Crosses in Siauliai and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Tallinn • VIEW Red Square in Moscow, Nevsky Prospekt and St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg and the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki

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ARRIVE HELSINKI Welcome to Helsinki, the cool capital of Finland, before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travel companions for an orientation drive to see the city's iconic sights followed by a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Scandic Grand Marina HELSINKI – ST. PETERSBURG (3 NIGHTS) Follow the beautiful shoreline along the Gulf of Finland, crossing the border into Russia. We journey through the lush forests of Karelia to the imperial city of St. Petersburg – our home for the next three nights. You will have the option of admiring the 'Venice of the North', taking to its waters and navigating the city's canals by boat. This evening, we dine at our hotel. (B, D) Hotel: Solo Sokos Vasilievsky ST. PETERSBURG SIGHTSEEING AND HERMITAGE MUSEUM VISIT Join a 'Local Specialist' this morning to explore the city's iconic sights including the Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Statue of Peter the Great. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, built to protect the city against invading forces in the 18th century, and the spectacular Hermitage Museum to see one of the world's largest and most valuable art collections. Admire the exquisite works of da Vinci, Rembrandt and Vermeer which hang proudly on its magnificent Baroque and Rococo walls. (B, ) ST. PETERSBURG FREE DAY Spend the day exploring St. Petersburg, admiring the ornate golden domes and colourful mosaics of cathedrals and churches. Consider joining an Optional Experience to a highenergy Russian folklore show. (B) ST. PETERSBURG – HIGH-SPEED TRAIN – MOSCOW (3 NIGHTS) Leave St. Petersburg behind, boarding your high-speed train bound for Russia's imposing capital city. Delve into the tumultuous and captivating history of Moscow, an ancient city that oozes grandeur. This evening, we dine at our hotel. (B, D) Hotel: Azimut Olympic

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Join the locals on their commute between Russia's two mighty capitals as you board the Sapsan (Peregrine Falcon) bullet train and enjoy the rapidly unfolding landscape in the luxury and comfort of one of its modern rail carriages.

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MOSCOW SIGHTSEEING Join a 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour of the imposing Red Square. See the domes of St. Basil's Cathedral, before venturing beyond within the red walls of the Kremlin for a memorable visit to the seat of Russian power. (B) Please Note: On certain departures, the Kremlin will be visited on day 7.

Connect With Locals WR Welcome Reception B Breakfast

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MOSCOW FREE DAY Immerse yourself in the kofe culture of Moscow, before taking to its streets to learn about the city's triumphs and defeats. Consider an Optional Experience to the Tsar's Treasury Chamber or St. Sergius Monastery and its handicraft market. (B) MOSCOW – MINSK (2 NIGHTS) Pass near the 'bloody battlefields' of Borodino and stop for lunch in the Smolensk region. We cross the border and journey to Minsk, where tonight we dine on traditional cuisine at our hotel. (B, L, D) Hotel: Crowne Plaza MINSK SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME This morning, we join our 'Local Specialist' to see the iconic sights of Minsk, including the Hero City Memorial, built to commemorate the city's status as one of the Hero Cities of the former Soviet Union. This evening, 'Connect With Locals' and join Anatolij and his family in their Belarus farmstead for a traditional 'Be My Guest' dinner. Enjoy rousing accordion choruses and, of course, a few shots. (B, BMG, ) MINSK – VILNIUS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME We journey west to Vilnius. Join a 'Local Specialist' on a leisurely tour past the city's iconic sights. See the 16thcentury Bishop's Palace and the University, the oldest university in the Baltics. Explore the Baroque Church of St. Peter and St. Paul. Then, walk to the Gates of Dawn, the Carmelite Church of St. Theresa and former Jewish Ghetto, passing the Cathedral on the way. (B) Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott City Center VILNIUS – SIAULIAI – RIGA (2 NIGHTS) Enjoy a leisurely morning in Vilnius, departing the city after lunch. Our first stop is the extraordinary Hill of Crosses at Siauliai. We arrive in the ancient city of Riga later, where we will spend the next two nights. This evening, after dinner, maybe take to the streets to explore the Latvian capital's inspiring Gothic spires. (B, D) Hotel: Mercure Centre

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Special Rate Solo Rooming: These departures include 20 – 100% discount on our standard single supplement. Please see trafalgar.com for pricing.

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €348 PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings

SAVE €330

2. Multi Trip Savings 3. Triple Share Savings

SAVE UP TO €87 SAVE UP TO €200 PP

4. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Anatolij and his family welcome you to their Belarus farmstead for a traditional 'Be My Guest' dinner, rousing accordion choruses and, of course, a few shots of vodka. (Day 9) DIVE INTO CULTURE Admire the impressive collection of artefacts and art collected by Russia's tsars and tsarinas since the mid-18 th century. (Day 3)

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Airport Transfers: On arrival at Helsinki Airport transfers will operate at 11.30am and 3pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Helsinki Airport at 7am and 12noon.

TALLINN – HELSINKI SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME We board a ferry this morning, crossing the Baltic Sea to Helsinki where we'll meet a 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour past Finlandia Hall, the Senate and Market Squares, and the café-lined Esplanadi. This evening, we join our fellow travellers for a special Farewell Dinner. (B, FD) Hotel: Clarion

Important Visa Information: Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your travel agent at the time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Visas cannot be issued at borders in Europe

DEPART HELSINKI We say a fond farewell to newfound friends at the end of a memorable trip. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (B)

Make A Difference BMG Be My Guest

Twin Share

SU 26 APR SU 10 MAY 3325

RIGA – TALLINN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME We follow the Gulf of Riga north into Estonia, and travel via Parnu, a popular beach resort for Tallinn residents. Explore the beautifully preserved streets of Tallinn's old Hanseatic Quarter with a 'Local Specialist'. See its 15th-century Luhike Jalg Gate and visit the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, a symbol of Russian power with its magnificent gold-plated dome. (B) Hotel: Nordic Forum

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RIGA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Stroll through the winding medieval streets of Riga's UNESCOlisted Old Town – with one of the world's finest collections of Art Nouveau buildings and a Hanseatic trade history we will have an opportunity to explore during a sightseeing and walking tour with a 'Local Specialist'. Spend the rest of the day exploring the sights on your terms. (B)

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• VISIT Odense, Stavanger, the Sognefjord, Geiranger, the Stave Chuch in Lom, the Olympic Town of Lillehammer, Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo and Stockholm's City Hall

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ARRIVE COPENHAGEN (2 NIGHTS) Welcome to Copenhagen – the enchanting Danish capital that inspired Hans Christian Andersen to share tales of mermaids, queens and ugly ducklings with the world. Spend the day embracing its quintessential hygge found throughout its charming streets before enjoying a late afternoon orientation drive and Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and travel companions. (WR) Hotel: Marriott COPENHAGEN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Join a 'Local Specialist' today for a sightseeing and walking tour of the iconic sights of Copenhagen, including the Amalienborg Palace Quarter. See the 17th-century Stock Exchange, Christianborg Palace and the NeoClassical Cathedral, before paying tribute to the tragic Little Mermaid. Spend the rest of the day on your own. This evening, consider a canal cruise with stunning city views. (B) COPENHAGEN – ODENSE – RANDERS Journey to Odense, then continue across pastoral landscapes to Randers, with its half-timbered merchant houses. Tonight, we stay at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' – the Hotel Randers, one of the oldest hotels in the area with original artwork and a VIP-rich guestbook. (B, ) Hotel: Randers RANDERS – STAVANGER Set sail from Hirtshals across the Skagerrak to Kristiansand in Norway. Drive north past fjords, lakes and forests to Stavanger, one of Norway's oldest settlements. (B, D) Hotel: Scandic Forum STAVANGER – BERGEN (2 NIGHTS) Embark on an island hop from Stavanger. In Bergen, we take an orientation tour past the 13th-century Haakon's Hall, the bustling fish market and colourful Bryggen Quarter. This evening, we 'Connect With Locals' for a 'Be My Guest' dinner, visiting the Øvre-Eide farm, worked for five generations by the same family. (B, BMG, ) Hotel: Scandic Neptun Please Note: If your trip starts in Copenhagen on a Thursday, your 'Be My Guest' dinner in Bergen, will take place on day 6 of this trip.

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BERGEN FREE DAY Enjoy a full free day in the cultural centre of Bergen or ascend its funicular for spectacular views of the fjords and islands. Consider an Optional Experience to Telavåg, which played a significant role in the secret North Sea boat traffic between Norway and Great Britain during World War II. (B) BERGEN – FLÅM RAILWAY – SOGNEFJORD We drive east to the popular ski resort of Voss, where we'll board a train ascending over 860 metres above sea level. 'Dive Into Culture' on one of the world's most exciting train journeys, through the Flåm Valley past the Kjosfossen. Later, arrive in Sognefjord, the 'King of the Fjords', where we will stay overnight at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories'. (B, D, , ) Hotel: Sognefjord SOGNEFJORD – GEIRANGER (2 NIGHTS) Norway's incredible glacier countryside surrounds us as we follow the spectacular Sognefjord to Geirangerfjord. Tonight, we stay on the shores of the fjord at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' – Hotel Geiranger. (B, D, ) Hotel: Geiranger

Connect With Locals WR Welcome Reception B Breakfast

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GEIRANGER FREE DAY Spend a full day admiring this spectacular natural wonder. Consider an Optional Experience to the Trollstigen and see Norway's most famous mountain road. Dinner is at your hotel this evening. (B, D) GEIRANGER – LOM – LILLEHAMMER A scenic drive from Geiranger through high peaks brings us to Lom, where we will visit a 12th-century wooden Stave church. We continue through the Gudbrandsdalen Valley before arriving in Lillehammer, the proud host of the 1994 Winter Olympics. (B, D) Hotel: Scandic LILLEHAMMER – OSLO SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME See the unusual Olympic ice arena beside the lake at Hamar as we travel to Norway's cultural capital, Oslo. Join a 'Local Specialist' who will share the city's iconic sights, including views of the medieval fortress of Akershus, the Opera and 19thcentury Royal Palace. We visit the fascinating Vigeland Sculpture Park, before spending the rest of the day at leisure. Consider a visit to the Fram Polar Ship Museum and Viking Ship Museum to see the world's best-preserved Viking ships. (B) Hotel: Scandic Solli

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STOCKHOLM SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME We meet our 'Local Specialist' this morning for a sightseeing tour of the waterside City Hall and see the medieval Storkyrkan, Riddarholm Church and the Royal Palace at the heart of Stockholm's quaint Old Town. The rest of the day is free to explore as you wish. Join your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner this evening. (B, FD)

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€940 PP

Special Rate Solo Rooming: These departures include 20 – 100% discount on our standard single supplement. Please see trafalgar.com for pricing.

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €363 PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings 2. Multi Trip Savings 3. Triple Share Savings

SAVE €360 SAVE UP TO €91 SAVE UP TO €180 PP

4. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

DEPART STOCKHOLM Our epic journey has come to an end. Bid Stockholm and your newfound friends a fond farewell. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (B)

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Enjoy a 'Be My Guest' dinner with the fifth-generation Øvre-Eide family on their livestock farm in Norway, which has been a working farm since the 1500s. (Day 5)

* All prices are per person, twin share. Airport Transfers: On arrival at Copenhagen Airport transfers will operate at 9am, 12noon and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Stockholm Airport at 7.30am and 11am.

STAYS WITH STORIES Enjoy three splendid hotels: Hotel Randers (Day 3), Sognefjord Hotel (Day 7) and Hotel Geiranger (Day 8).

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, €112 per person. Drinking Water: Tap water is safe to drink in all of the destinations on this trip. Please remember to bring a water bottle.

DIVE INTO CULTURE Take a ride on one of the most exciting train journeys in the world, past mountains and waterfalls through the scenic Norwegian countryside to Flåm. (Day 7)

Trip code: SCFA

FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

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EXPLORE ANCIENT GREECE, FROM THE TEMPLES OF ZEUS AND HERA TO THE PARTHENON AND DELPHI. WALK THE SACRED WAY TO THE 4TH-CENTURY TEMPLE OF APOLLO AND GREET THE GODS AND GODDESSES OF OLYMPIA.

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• VISIT the Acropolis and Museum in Athens, the ancient ruins in Corinth, the ancient Theatre at Epidaurus, the Olympic Stadium in Olympia, the home of the Oracle at Delphi, and the incredible rock monasteries in Meteora • VIEW the Parthenon, Agora, Royal Palace and Temple of Zeus in Athens, the Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus and the battle site at Thermopylae • SEE the Corinth Canal, the Lion Gate and Agamemnon's Palace at Mycenae

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ARRIVE ATHENS (2 NIGHTS) Put the 'oh' in opa and embark on an unforgettable exploration of an ancient land of gods and goddesses, myths and legends. Your springboard to your spellbinding holiday is the vibrant capital of Athens, an effortless mix of ancient treasures and modern verve, which you will have an opportunity to explore after being transferred to your hotel. This evening, join your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception, including a light meal and welcome drink. (WR) Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis ATHENS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Join your 'Local Specialist' for a guided sightseeing tour to the ancient complex that was once the 'Cradle of Western Civilisation'. We'll have an opportunity to explore the Acropolis with its treasures. We'll admire the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena, the Royal Palace, Temple of Zeus and the Agora. 'Dive Into Culture' and see remarkable displays of an ancient world during an included visit to the Acropolis Museum, and see Hadrian's Arch and the stadium where the first modern Olympics took place. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy on your own. Stroll through the Plaka, people watch in Syntagma Square or go in search of the city's tastiest souvlaki. (B, ) ATHENS – CORINTH – MYCENAE – EPIDAURUS – NAFPLION We depart Athens crossing the mighty Corinth Canal to the wild Peloponnesian Peninsula. Arriving in Corinth, we join a 'Local Specialist' to explore an ancient city that several empires fought over throughout the centuries. We continue to Mycenae, a mighty kingdom of Ancient Greece, where we'll see the Beehive Tombs (the Treasury of Atreus), the Lion Gate and the remains of Agamemnon's Royal Palace, in the company of a 'Local Specialist'. Later, we'll travel to Epidaurus to visit the ancient Theatre and view the Sanctuary of Asclepius, the God of Medicine, whose snake-entwined staff remains the symbol of medicine to this day. (B, D) Hotel: Amalia Nafplion NAFPLION – OLYMPIA We traverse the Mountains of Arcadia to ancient Olympia, the site of the first Olympic Games held in 776 BC. This evening, we 'Connect With Locals' joining the Karambellas family on their olive and wine farm for a 'Be My Guest' dinner, some traditional dancing and characteristic Greek philoxenia. (B, BMG, ) Hotel: Amalia Olympia OLYMPIA – PATRAS – DELPHI We join a 'Local Specialist' this morning to delve into centuries of history. We'll visit the ancient Olympic site, the museum and the ruined remains of the Temples of Zeus and Hera. Leaving Olympia, we skirt the coastline north to Patras, crossing the Gulf of Corinth to mainland Greece before continuing to Delphi, our home for the night. (B) Hotel: Amalia Delphi DELPHI – THERMOPYLAE – KALAMBAKA Tread in the footsteps of the ancient Greeks, who would descend on the sanctuary of Delphi to consult with the most important oracle in the classical world. Join your 'Local Specialist' and walk the Sacred Way to the 4th-century Temple of Apollo. View the statues immortalising the strength of the athletes who once competed in the Pythian Games held in honour of Apollo and the Arts. A scenic afternoon drive brings us to Thermopylae, famous for the heroic defence by Leonidas and his brave Spartans against the invading Persians. We cross the lush Thessaly

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region, the ‘bread basket of Greece', then travel over the Pourmaraki Pass towards Kalambaka. (B, D) Hotel: Amalia Kalambaka 7

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KALAMBAKA – METEORA – ATHENS The UNESCO World Heritage monasteries of Meteora are our first stop today. Join a 'Local Specialist' to visit two of the six Eastern Orthodox monasteries that cling impressively to immense, rounded rock towers overlooking the town. A scenic drive returns us to Athens, where we'll enjoy a rousing Farewell Dinner with our travel companions and reminisce over an incredible journey through Greece. (B, FD) Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis DEPART ATHENS We say a fond farewell to our newfound friends and the treasures of Greece after an unforgettable journey or join one of the 3, 4 or 7-day Aegean Cruises see trafalgar.com for more details. Airport transfers are available, conditions apply. (B)

OPTIONAL SANTORINI EXTENSION Extend your time in Greece with a 3-night visit to Santorini. The Santorini Extension will start on Day 8. See trafalgar.com for more details.

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP

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Festive Celebrations: Christmas celebrations have been arranged for this departure. Join us in Europe to celebrate the festive season.

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Reversed Itinerary: The departure marked will operate in reverse and may stay in alternative hotels to those listed opposite. All sightseeing and inclusions will remain as described.

Airport Transfers: Complimentary transfers will be available for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Athens hotel booked by Trafalgar. Trip code: AGBOA

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Say opa! to an Olympic 'Be My Guest' experience with the Karambellas family on their olive and wine farm, followed by a traditional dinner and dancing. (Day 4)

10 Apr 20 to 17 Apr 20: 30 Oct 20 to 26 Mar 21:

GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings 2. Multi Trip Savings 3. Triple Share Savings

SAVE €180 SAVE UP TO €54 SAVE UP TO €70 PP

4. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

DIVE INTO CULTURE Visit the Acropolis Museum containing remarkable antiquities giving visitors an insight into the lives of Athenians centuries ago. (Day 2)

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• VISIT the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Anzac Cove and the War Cemeteries at Gallipoli, the ancient ruins of Troy, the Asclepion Medical Centre at Pergamon, the ancient city at Ephesus, the Cotton Castle Springs in Pamukkale, the Archaeological Museum in Antalya, the home of the Whirling Dervishes at Konya, the underground city of Saratli, Göreme Open Air Museum and the Museum of Anatolian Civilisation at Ankara • VIEW the Wooden Horse at Troy

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ARRIVE ISTANBUL (2 NIGHTS) Stand at the ancient crossroads between Europe and Asia, embarking on a journey of discovery through ancient lands and empires. Transfer to your Istanbul hotel, before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Radisson Blu Sisli ISTANBUL SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Embark on a guided tour of Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Hippodrome and the Blue Mosque. 'Dive Into Culture' to explore the Grand Bazaar before an afternoon on your own. (B, ) ISTANBUL – GALLIPOLI – ÇANAKKALE Journey to Gallipoli. See Anzac Cove and the Dardanelles, and visit the cemeteries of Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair. Continue to Çanakkale. (B, D) Hotel: Kolin

your Travel Director and fellow companions for a memorable Farewell Dinner. (B, FD) Hotel: Radisson Blu Sisli 14

DEPART ISTANBUL We bid Istanbul a fond farewell. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (B)

BEST OF TURKEY WITH ANZAC DAY The Anzac Day departure will operate as per Best of Turkey excluding days 3 – 6 which operate as per below. 3

ÇANAKKALE – TROY – PERGAMON – IZMIR (2 NIGHTS) Explore the legend of Troy, visit the ancient Asclepion Medical Centre in Pergamon, then travel to Izmir. (B, D) Hotel: Mövenpick EXCURSION TO EPHESUS AND THE HOUSE OF THE VIRGIN MARY Visit the ruins of Ephesus, past the amazingly intact façade of the Library of Celcus. See the House of Virgin Mary at Mt. Koressos, then enjoy a free afternoon and evening. (B) IZMIR – PAMUKKALE FREE TIME Journey inland to Pamukkale. Relax in the blissful thermal pools before dinner. (B, D) Hotel: Colossae Thermal

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PAMUKKALE – HIEROPOLIS – ANTALYA (2 NIGHTS) Tread in the footsteps of the ancients at Hieropolis, then admire Pamukkale's Cotton Castle Springs. Later, we join the Yazir community, to 'Connect With Locals' over a 'Be My Guest' lunch. Continue to Antalya. (B, BMG, D, ) Hotel: Rixos Downtown PERGE EXCURSION Enjoy a free morning on the Turkish Riviera. This afternoon, travel to Perge and visit the Antalya Archaeological Museum. (B) ANTALYA – ASPENDOS – KONYA Witness the world's best-preserved theatre of antiquity in Aspendos, before continuing to Konya, for insights into the Whirling Dervish sect. Continue to the Karatay Tile Museum. (B, D) Hotel: Dedeman KONYA – CAPPADOCIA (2 NIGHTS) See a wellpreserved 13th-century caravanserai. Then, journey to Cappadocia and the underground city of Sarhatli. This evening, indulge in a Regional Dinner. Tonight we stay in one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' located alongside the ancient Ortahisar rock castle. (B, RD, ) Hotel: Dilek Kaya GÖREME EXCURSION The ethereal landscapes of Cappadocia take centre stage today. We visit the Göreme Open-Air Museum to admire the extraordinary rock-hewn churches and learn about the art of pottery making in Avanos. (B, D) CAPPADOCIA – ANKARA We visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations and the final resting place of the country's beloved Atatürk in Ankara. (B, D) Hotel: Mövenpick

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ISTANBUL SIGHTSEEING – TROY – ÇANAKKALE (2 NIGHTS) Leaving Istanbul behind, you'll cross the Dardanelles Strait by ferry to Çanakkale. Visit the Archaeological Site of Troy and the replica wooden horse which famously ended a 10-year siege. Then, return to Çanakkale and check in to your hotel, leaving later this evening to attend the Dawn Service. (B, D) Hotel: Iris ÇANAKKALE Witness the stirring dawn tribute at Anzac Cove and pay your respects to the brave soldiers who lost their lives during poignant ceremonies held at Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair. Return to your hotel in Çanakkale later this afternoon and spend the rest of the day at leisure. (B, D) ÇANAKKALE – GALLIPOLI – IZMIR Cross the Dardanelle Strait again and visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair. You'll be reminded of the sacrifices made by both sides during World War I before returning to Çanakkale and then on to Izmir where you'll spend the night. (B, D) Hotel: Mövenpick IZMIR – EPHESUS AND THE HOUSE OF THE VIRGIN MARY – PAMUKKALE Stroll through the ruins of Ephesus and see the House of Virgin Mary at Mt. Koressos before continuing to Pamukkale. (B) Hotel: Colossae Thermal

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Festive Celebrations: Christmas is not celebrated in Turkey. New Year’s Eve celebrations have been arranged for the marked departures.

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Special Rate Solo Rooming: These departures include 20 – 100% discount on our standard single supplement. Please see trafalgar.com for pricing.

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4. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

Trip code: GTBOT

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP

Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

* All prices are per person, twin share.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Enjoy a 'Be My Guest' lunch with the Yazir community in the Taurus Mountains near Antalya. (Day 7)

Shared Rooming: Room Share is available on this trip. Airport Transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Istanbul hotel booked by Trafalgar.

STAYS WITH STORIES Located alongside the ancient Ortahisar rock castle, many of the rooms at Dilek Kaya Hotel are hewn out of the surrounding rock. (Day 10)

Itinerary: Some departures may operate in reverse. Included sightseeing will not be affected. If Sarhatli is unavailable, an alternative underground city may be visited instead.

DIVE INTO CULTURE Haggle for souvenirs at Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, one of the largest covered markets in the world with 60 streets and over 5,000 shops. (Day 2)

Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak with your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your specific requirements. Trip code: TBOT

ANKARA – ISTANBUL FREE TIME Return to Istanbul for a free day. Consider an optional cruise navigating the waters of the Bosphorus before meeting

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Internal Airfares: Trip prices include internal airfares and are accurate as of July 2019. For up-to-date pricing, please visit trafalgar.com.

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Nile Cruise: All three itineraries include a cruise along the legendary River Nile on board the most luxurious of ships: MS Miriam, Ms Medea or MS Sapphire (or similar cruise ship). Please Note: Cruise itineraries on the Nile may vary occasionally according to seasonal circumstances. Visits to sights and highlights will not be affected. Abu Simbel Optional Experience is available on all of these itineraries. Visit trafalgar.com for full itinerary information, dates and prices. Connect With Locals

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DAY ARRIVE CAIRO Embark on an expedition to the land of the Pharaohs. On arrival at Cairo Airport, transfer to your hotel and relax after your journey. Hotel: Hilton Heliopolis

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CAIRO – LUXOR – NILE CRUISE (4 NIGHTS) Fly to Luxor this morning and connect with the remnants of ancient Thebes during a visit to the Temple of Amun and the imposing Avenue of the Sphinx. Board your cruise ship in time for lunch, then visit the Luxor Museum before returning to your cruise ship for dinner. (B, L, D) Hotel: Nile Cruise

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NILE CRUISE: LUXOR Journey to the final resting place of Egypt’s Pharaohs, immersing yourself in the ancient history of Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. Visit the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon and the Grand Temple of Luxor. ‘Connect With Locals’ as you enjoy a traditional ‘Be My Guest’ refreshment of freshly baked bread with honey and mint tea in the archaeological paradise that is Luxor’s West Bank. (B, BMG, D, ) NILE CRUISE: KOM-OMBO Sail upstream to Kom-Ombo, where life remains much as it was a thousand years ago. Tour the Temple of Kom-Ombo. Donning our galabeas, we enjoy a traditional Egyptian dinner on board this evening. (B, L, D) NILE CRUISE: KOM-OMBO – ASWAN Set sail on a traditional felucca across the mighty Nile to see the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener’s Island. On arrival, explore the Aswan Dam built to curb the periodic flooding of the Nile. Our next stop is the Temple of Isis, followed by a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk. As the dipping sun sets the sky on fire, admire the silhouette of feluccas plying the river’s waters. (B, L, D)

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DISEMBARK – ASWAN – CAIRO (3 NIGHTS) Enjoy a day at leisure or perhaps join an Optional Experience to the Sun Temple of Abu Simbel before flying back to Cairo this afternoon. (B) Hotel: Ramses Hilton

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CAIRO SIGHTSEEING Embark on a sightseeing tour through the cacophony of Cairo’s busy streets. Visit the Hanging Church of St. Mary and the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Old Cairo and see the ancient Citadel, the Alabaster Mosque and Tutankhamun’s priceless treasures at the Egyptian Museum. (B)

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CAIRO – PYRAMID EXCURSION The Great Pyramids of Giza beckon today and we have an opportunity to embark on a soul-stirring encounter with its treasures – the Colossus of Ramses II, the Step Pyramid of Sakkara and the enigmatic Great Sphinx. Enjoy some free time this evening or consider joining a Nile dinner cruise. (B) DEPART CAIRO Our epic journey at its end, we say farewell to newfound friends and transfer to the airport. (B) Trip code: EGBO

WONDERS OF ANCIENT EGYPT 12 DAYS 25 MEALS

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ARRIVE CAIRO (2 NIGHTS) Your encounter with Egypt’s ancient past begins in its capital, Cairo. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for a day at leisure. Hotel: Ramses Hilton

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ARRIVE CAIRO (2 NIGHTS) Delve into the antiquities of Egypt on this epic journey which begins in Cairo. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. Hotel: Le Méridien Pyramids

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CAIRO SIGHTSEEING Enjoy a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum, home of King Tutankhamun’s priceless treasures. View one of the seven wonders of the ancient world − the Great Pyramids at Giza, including the Pyramid of Cheops and the Sphinx. (B)

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CAIRO – ASWAN – NILE CRUISE (3 NIGHTS) We fly to Aswan this morning, where we’ll have an opportunity to visit the High Dam before travelling by motorboat to the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae. Then board a felucca and sail to the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener’s Island and see the Aga Khan Mausoleum. (B, L, D) Hotel: Nile Cruise

CAIRO – PYRAMIDS EXCURSION During a full-day excursion see the Colossus of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx at Memphis. Visit the Step Pyramid at Sakkara and marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx. At night, watch as the walls of these feats of man are lit up in a sound and light show. (B)

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CAIRO – NILE CRUISE: LUXOR (7 NIGHTS) Fly to Luxor where we will enjoy a guided tour of the Karnak Temple complex. Then explore Luxor Museum before we board our cruise ship. (B, L, D) Hotel: Nile Cruise

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NILE CRUISE: DENDERA – LUXOR This morning explore the beautifully preserved Dendera Temple by bus, dedicated to the Goddess Hathor, before returning to Luxor to marvel at its Great Temple. (B, L, D)

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NILE CRUISE: ASWAN Sail on today to Aswan, arriving in time for dinner. (B, L, D)

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NILE CRUISE: ASWAN View the Unfinished Obelisk, lying semi-carved from the solid bedrock, and visit the High Dam in Aswan. (B, L, D)

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NILE CRUISE: ASWAN – PHILAE Continue today, to the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae, then sail in a felucca to the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener’s Island. (B, L, D)

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NILE CRUISE: ASWAN – KOM-OMBO Spend the morning relaxing aboard your cruise ship. Later, we’ll visit the roofless Temple of Kom-Ombo. (B, L, D)

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NILE CRUISE TO LUXOR Watch how the river gives life to an arid landscape and the people who live within it as you sail down the Nile to Luxor. (B, L, D)

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DISEMBARK LUXOR – CAIRO (2 NIGHTS) Disembark in Luxor and ‘Connect With Locals’ as you enjoy a traditional ‘Be My Guest’ refreshment of freshly baked bread with honey and mint tea. Explore the West Bank complex of mortuary temples and tombs, including Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple, the Colossi of Memnon and the Valley of the Kings. Then fly to Cairo. (B, BMG, ) Hotel: Ramses Hilton

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NILE CRUISE: KOM-OMBO This morning relax on your Nile cruise or consider joining an Optional Experience. This afternoon, we’ll visit the Temple of Kom-Ombo, dedicated to two gods, before returning to our boat for an evening celebration of Egypt’s culture and cuisine. (B, L, D) NILE CRUISE: LUXOR Set sail early for Luxor on the banks of the Nile. Here you’ll have time to visit the Luxor Museum and see an astounding collection of archaeological treasures, including items from Tutankhamun’s tomb. (B, L, D) DISEMBARK – LUXOR – CAIRO Visit Luxor’s ancient Great Temple today before Ancient Thebes takes centre stage as you explore its iconic Valley of the Kings and ‘Connect With Locals’ as you enjoy a traditional ‘Be My Guest’ refreshment of freshly baked bread with honey and mint tea before exploring the archaeological paradise that is Luxor’s West Bank. Marvel at the Colossi of Memnon, the Karnak Temple Complex and Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple before your flight to Cairo. (B, BMG, ) Hotel: Ramses Hilton

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CAIRO – ALEXANDRIA Journey to the port city of Alexandria, stopping at the Coptic Monasteries at Wadi el Natrun (if open). Dinner this evening is at a local restaurant. (B, RD) Hotel: Helnan Palestine

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ALEXANDRIA SIGHTSEEING – CAIRO Delve into the treasures of Alexander the Great’s once-prosperous Mediterranean city. Tour the Roman Amphitheatre and Pompey’s Pillar at the ancient acropolis. Visit the Kom El Shoqafa Catacomb and the National Museum, then drive back to Cairo. (B) Hotel: Hilton Heliopolis

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DEPART CAIRO We say a fond farewell to Egypt and transfer to the airport at the end of our journey. (B)

CAIRO SIGHTSEEING Visit the Hanging Church of St. Mary and the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Old Cairo and see the ancient Citadel, the Alabaster Mosque and the Egyptian Museum. (B)

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DEPART CAIRO Our expedition at its end, take a transfer to the airport for your onward journey. (B)

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Trip code: EGVO Departures operate every Saturday between 4 April and 24 October 2020.

Departures operate every Wednesday between 1 April and 28 October 2020.

Trip code: EGWE Departures operate every Tuesday between 31 March and 27 October 2020.

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ARRIVE TEL AVIV – JERUSALEM (3 NIGHTS) Your journey through a land regarded by many as the holiest of the holy begins in the sacred city of Jerusalem, which you will have an opportunity to explore before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Drink to herald an epic journey into antiquity. L'chaim! Hotel: Dan Panorama JERUSALEM – DEAD SEA – MASADA – JERUSALEM Journey across the rocky Judean Desert to the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found accidentally by a Bedouin boy in 1947. Visit the striking clifftop fortress of Masada, where a Roman siege ended in the tragic mass suicide of over 900 Zealots. Their sacrifice remains as a symbol of Israel's pledge to remain free. Stroll through the excavations of Herod's palatial retreat, before returning to the lowest point on earth to float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea (time permitting). This evening, we share a traditional meal at our hotel. (B, D) JERUSALEM OLD CITY – BETHLEHEM – JERUSALEM Tread in the footsteps of prophets, crusaders and kings, admiring the Old City of Jerusalem from the sacred vantage point of the Mount of Olives. Stroll through the Jewish Quarter where you'll ‘Dive Into Culture' at the Wailing Wall and watch faithful Jews cede their prayers to the crevices of its ancient rocks. See the Dome of the Rock on Temple Mount and follow the path taken by Christ past the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa to Golgotha, arriving at the 4th-century Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Christians gather to commemorate at the traditional site of His Resurrection. Later this afternoon, travel to Bethlehem where the story of Mary, Joseph and Jesus officially begins. Visit the Church of Nativity, built on the site traditionally considered to be the birthplace of Jesus, and the Manger Square before returning to Jerusalem. (B, ) NEW CITY OF JERUSALEM – LOWER GALILEE (2 NIGHTS) This morning, continue your compelling discovery of Jerusalem and visit Yad Vashem to commemorate the millions of lives lost in the Holocaust during World War II. See the Dead Sea Scrolls at Israel Museum's Shrine of the Book, the Knesset, and the Givat Ram Campus of the Hebrew University, before travelling through the farmlands of the Jordan Valley. In Nazareth, you'll have an opportunity to visit the sacred Catholic Shrine of the Church of Annunciation, whose cupola overlooks the cave in which Archangel Gabriel appeared to Mary to share the blessing that she would conceive and give birth to the Son of God. Celebrate a strong sense of community at your overnight stop at a Kibbutz hotel, where you'll dine this evening. (B, D) Hotel: Kibbutz Lavi BOAT RIDE – CAPERNAUM – MOUNT OF BEATITUDES – SAFED – LOWER GALILEE Begin the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and visit the Jesus Boat, an ancient fishing vessel dating to the 1st century AD. Continue to the ruins of the old synagogue at Capernaum, said to have been built on the home of St. Peter. Then visit the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Next, venture to one of Judaism's Four Holy Cities and the birthplace of the Kabbalah movement, Safed. Proceed to your Kibbutz hotel in Lower Galilee where you'll enjoy dinner. (B, D)

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ACRE – HAIFA – CAESAREA – TEL AVIV (2 NIGHTS) Continue to the almost-intact 12th-century underground city of Acre to admire its medieval Crusader buildings, before enjoying views of the Baha'i Shrine and the beautiful Persian Hanging Gardens of Haifa, created as a memorial to the founders of the Bahá’í Faith. Imagine seafaring traders plying their wares in the ancient port city of Caesarea, where we visit the Roman Amphitheatre. Then travel to the vibrant city of Tel Aviv, our home for the next two nights. (B) Hotel: Dan Panorama TEL AVIV SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Visit Rabin Square this morning. Here you'll learn about the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who has become a symbol of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Continue to Newe Zedek, the first neighbourhood of Tel Aviv and soak up the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Rothchild Boulevard. Next, stroll through the ancient ruins of Old Jaffa and explore the biblical stories and ancient mythology of the Old Port. The robust aroma of coffee makes an appearance next at an exclusive ‘Be My Guest' lunch in Ajami neighbourhood where you'll ‘Connect With Locals' and learn about the personal story of a Christian girl growing up in a Jewish, Muslim and Christian area. (B, BMG, ) DEPART TEL AVIV Our epic journey through the sacred lands of Israel has come to an end. All that's left to say is a fond farewell to fellow pilgrims as you prepare for your journey home. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (B)

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Transport: Smaller coaches without toilet facilities are used on this trip. Airport Transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in a hotel booked by Trafalgar.

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GREAT SAVINGS 1. Triple Share Savings

SAVE UP TO €30 PP

2. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

Religious Holidays: Due to the frequency of religious holidays in Israel, the hotels and order of the sightseeing program may be changed.

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS

Trip code: ISBO

Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS In Jaffa, meet the Hiffawi family for a 'Be My Guest' lunch and taste the coffee they have been making for generations. You'll also learn their story of living as Christians in a multireligious society. (Day 7)

JORDAN EXPERIENCE ADD-ON Why not add our 'Jordan Experience' trip after your visit to Israel? See pages 158-159 for trip details or visit trafalgar.com and view full itinerary details for 'Best of Israel and Jordan'

DIVE INTO CULTURE Visit the Western Wall, otherwise known as the Wailing Wall, renowned as one of the holiest places for the Jewish faith. (Day 3)

Trip code: ISJO

FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

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ARRIVE AMMAN (2 NIGHTS) Our springboard to the spellbinding ancient trading history of Jordan is the white stone city of Amman, which you will have an opportunity to explore at your leisure after being transferred to your hotel from the airport. Meet your fellow travellers this evening for a cocktail reception followed by dinner. (WR) Hotel: Landmark AMMAN – JERASH – AMMAN This morning, we embark on a city tour of Amman. Our next stop is to Iraq Al Amir where we'll 'Make a Difference' at the Iraq Al Amir Women's Association to learn first-hand how they make soap from olive oil and craft greeting cards and note books from recycled paper. Try your hand at making your own before enjoying a lunch prepared by the women. We continue to the ancient city of Jerash, before returning to the seven hills of Amman, where tonight we'll 'Connect With Locals' over an exclusive 'Be My Guest' dinner with a local family featuring Jordanian favourites. (B, L, BMG, , )

OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO THE DEAD SEA Extend your holiday and visit the mysterious Dead Sea. Days 1 - 4 will operate as per the Jordan Experience. Days 5 - 7 will operate as per below. 5

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PETRA – AMMAN – DEAD SEA (2 NIGHTS) Sightseeing as per day 5 of Jordan Experience followed by a transfer to your hotel at the Dead Sea. (B, D) Hotel: Hilton DEAD SEA Set in a beautiful and dramatic landscape, the Dead Sea is famous for its mineral-rich waters. Relax and enjoy the resort, luxuriate in the warm, stimulating black mud and float in the calming water. (B, D) DEPART AMMAN This morning bid farewell to this extraordinary land. Transfers to Amman airport are available. Conditions apply. (B)

From €295 per person twin share Single supplement available from €200 Trip code: JOXT

Support the women of the Iraq Al-Amir Women Cooperative Society in Amman, Jordan, who sustain their families through creating and selling traditional crafts.

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AMMAN – PETRA (2 NIGHTS) The enchanting rosered façades of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, beckon, but not before we visit Mount Nebo, the place where Moses is buried. You'll see the Madaba Mosaic Map that covers the floor of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George and ascend to the Crusader Shobak Castle. We arrive in Petra later where we'll spend the next two nights at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' - the Hyatt Zaman, built on and around an ancient village. (B, D, ) Hotel: Hyatt Zaman PETRA SIGHTSEEING Imagine silk and spice caravans plying their wares as we 'Dive Into Culture' and enter this mystical trading city through the narrow Siq, flanked by towering cliffs soaring 80 metres high. Emerging from the path, the stone façade of the Treasury with its ornate decoration looms ahead – the first of many wonders to be explored. Later, we join a Bedouin tribe for dinner in their camp near Little Petra. (B, D, ) PETRA – WADI RUM – AMMAN This morning, we journey through desert landscapes to Wadi Rum. Embark on a jeep tour through the desert, then return to Amman for your final night in Jordan, enjoying a dinner with your travel companions. As the sun sets on this magical city, listen to the mystical call of the muezzin and reminisce over an enchanting trip into antiquity. (B, FD) Hotel: Landmark

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Autumn, Winter, Spring (WJOR): Please note, these departures are subject to change in price, itinerary, and hotels. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in May 2020.

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Festive Celebrations: New Years celebrations have been arranged for this departure.

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS

* All prices are per person, twin share.

Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

Shared Rooming: Room Share and Triple rooms are not available on this trip.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Embrace the genuine hospitality of your Jordanian hosts during an exclusive 'Be My Guest' dinner with a family in their Amman home featuring favourite local flavours. (Day 2)

Transport: Smaller coaches without toilet facilities may be used on this trip. Airport Transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Amman hotel booked by Trafalgar.

DIVE INTO CULTURE In the 'Rose City' of Petra, you'll see tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone cliff s and admire the 45m-high façades of Al Khazneh, the Treasury. (Day 4)

Important Visa Information: Visas are required for this trip. Please contact your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your requirements. Trip code: JORD

EUROPE AND BEYOND

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE Visit the Iraq Al Amir Women's Centre and learn how they create soap from olive oil and greeting cards from recycled paper, followed by lunch prepared by the women. (Day 2)

BEST OF ISRAEL ADD-ON Why not add our 'Best of Israel' trip before your visit to Jordan? See pages 156-157 for trip details or visit trafalgar.com to view full itinerary details for 'Best of Israel and Jordan'. Trip code: ISJO

FLIGHTS BEST OF EGYPT ADD-ON

Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

Why not add our 'Best of Egypt' trip before your visit to Jordan? See pages 154-155.

DEPART AMMAN This morning, we bid farewell to this extraordinary land. Transfers to Amman airport are available. Conditions apply. (B)

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CONNECT WITH THE OUTBACK, UNTAMED FIORDS AND FASCINATING MĀORI LEGENDS, EVERY BIT AS ENCHANTING AS AN EPIC ALPINE JOURNEY THROUGH NEW ZEALAND'S MAJESTIC SNOW-CAPPED SOUTHERN ALPS. 5

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• CITY TOUR in Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland • VISIT Uluru (Ayers Rock), Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach, Franz Josef Glacier

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ARRIVE MELBOURNE (3 NIGHTS) On arrival in Melbourne, you'll be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12pm). This evening, get to know your Travel Director at a Welcome Reception including a Regional Dinner. (WR, RD) Hotel: Crowne Plaza MELBOURNE SIGHTSEEING Admire the city's street art as you 'Dive into Culture' on a walking tour. (B, )

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MELBOURNE AT LEISURE Enjoy a day at leisure or an Optional Experience along the Great Ocean Road. (B)

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MELBOURNE - ALICE SPRINGS Join 'Local Specialists' to delve into the support that the School of the Air and Royal Flying Doctor Service provide to isolated communities. 'Connect With Locals' over a 'Be My Guest' dinner at the Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre. (B, BMG, ) Hotel: Mercure Alice Springs Resort

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ALICE SPRINGS - ULURU (AYERS ROCK) (2 NIGHTS) Cross vast open desert to one of Trafalgar's ‘Stays With Stories'. This evening, watch as the Outback sky ignites in shades of red, yellow and purple – the perfect backdrop for Uluru sundowners. (B, ) Hotel: Desert Gardens KATA TJUTA (THE OLGAS) Watch night turn to day as you witness a magical sunrise over Uluru. 'Dive into Culture' and hear stories about the Anangu, caretakers of this remote arid landscape, as you tour the base of Uluru. This afternoon, continue your journey through the desert plains to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Admire yet another magnificent sunset paired with sparkling wine. (B, ) ULURU (AYERS ROCK) - CAIRNS (3 NIGHTS) Rise with the birds and visit the art installation, the Field of Light. This soul-stirring start to your morning gives way to yet another magical experience on top of a sand dune to watch the desert landscape awaken over Uluru. Later, join your 'Local Specialist' Aboriginal artist for a fun introduction to Western Desert Art and craft your own story as a memento of the experience. Fly to Cairns. (B) Hotel: Shangri-La

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CAIRNS AT LEISURE Ease into laidback Cairns. (B) GREAT BARRIER REEF An underwater wonderland awaits you as you board a high-speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. Take to the water and snorkel alongside a dazzling array of colourful marine-life (equipment provided) or stay dry and explore the world's largest living reef system from a semisubmersible craft. This evening you'll enjoy a Regional Dinner at a waterfront restaurant. (B, L, RD) CAIRNS - SYDNEY (3 NIGHTS) Fly to Sydney and spend the rest of the day at leisure. (B) Hotel: InterContinental SYDNEY SIGHTSEEING Join a 'Local Specialist' for a guided tour around the Sydney Opera House, before you dip your toes in the Pacific waters of Bondi Beach. Prime your sea legs next as you board a Captain Cook Lunch Cruise, passing the iconic sights for which Sydney is so famous. (B, L)

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SYDNEY AT LEISURE Enjoy a full free day to explore Sydney. Spend your last evening at a waterfront restaurant for a Regional Dinner. (B, RD)

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SYDNEY - AUCKLAND (2 NIGHTS) Set your sights on New Zealand as you fly to Auckland, where this evening you'll join your Travel Director for dinner. (B, D) Hotel: Stamford Plaza

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AUCKLAND - ROTORUA Keep a keen eye out for the shy kiwi and learn about the endemic flora and fauna of this land during a visit to Rainbow Springs Nature Park with a 'Local Specialist'. This evening, 'Dive into Culture' at the Tamaki Maori Village, complete with a Hangi Regional Dinner with wine and powerful Māori cultural performance revealing the rituals and traditions of this ancient culture. (B, RD, ) Hotel: Millennium ROTORUA - QUEENSTOWN (3 NIGHTS) There's time this morning to consider an Optional Experience. Perhaps visit Te Puia to see the bubbling geysers, mud pools and thermal springs of Rotorua. We fly to Queenstown next. (B) Hotel: Millennium MILFORD SOUND Prepare for a day filled with pinch-me moments as you journey over Devil's Staircase and along the shore of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau and into Fiordland National Park. Capture the splendid natural beauty of Milford Sound on an exclusive nature cruise with lunch. We return to Queenstown. (B, L) QUEENSTOWN AT LEISURE Spend today as you wish. This evening, join your Travel Director for a Regional Dinner at The Boatshed. (B, RD) QUEENSTOWN - FRANZ JOSEF Before departing Queenstown, you'll visit the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown, then indulge in some delicious stone fruit in Cromwell. Journey along the shores of lakes, over the Haast Pass and past waterfalls. Continue to the luminescent icy depths of the Franz Josef Glacier. (B, D) Hotel: Te Waonui Forest Retreat FRANZ JOSEF - CHRISTCHURCH (2 NIGHTS) Journey to Hokitika and visit a greenstone (jade) factory to witness a 'Local Specialist' master carver at work. At Arthur's Pass board the TranzAlpine for one of the world's most scenic train rides through the Southern Alps to Christchurch. (B) Hotel: Distinction CHRISTCHURCH SIGHTSEEING After a city tour, 'Connect with Locals' Isabelle and Tim Weston for a 'Be My Guest' morning tea at their home, Britten Stables. Formerly a horse stables, the couple restored the property and transformed it into the exquisite home it is today. Spend the last evening with your Travel Director at a Farewell Dinner. (B, BMG, FD, )

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PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO €715 PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings

SAVE UP TO €715

2. Multi Trip Savings

SAVE UP TO €180

3. Triple Share Savings

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SAVE UP TO €360 PP

4. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

DEPART CHRISTCHURCH Bid farewell to your newfound friends as your holiday concludes after breakfast. You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (B)

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP

CONNECT WITH LOCALS At Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre, you'll hear stories of ecology, culture and astronomy, while enjoying an Aussie Outback barbecue dinner (Day 4). Meet a couple in their Christchurch home, the birthplace of a world-record-setting Britten V1000 motorcycle (Day 21).

* All prices are per person, twin share. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Land Only price requires the following intra-trip flights to be purchased separately in order to fulfil the trip itinerary: Day 4 from Melbourne to Alice Springs - QF796; Day 7 from Ayers Rock to Cairns - QF1854; Day 10 from Cairns to Sydney - QF923; Day 13 from Sydney to Auckland - QF143; Day 16 from Rotorua to Christchurch NZ5785 (until 31 Mar 2020); Rotorua to Queenstown - NZ5785/NZ5653 (from 01 Apr 2020).

DIVE INTO CULTURE Tour the waterholes at the base of Uluru and learn about the traditional owners of the land, the Anangu (Day 6). Gain an insight into their indigenous culture and traditions at the Tamaki Maori Village in Rotorua (Day 15).

This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings. Trip code: IMZB

AUCKLAND SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE Explore the sights of Auckland on a sightseeing tour. (B)

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AUSTRALIA AT ITS BEST – FROM THE GOLDEN BEACHES OF BONDI AND SHARED STORIES OF ABORIGINAL DREAMTIME, TO AN ASTOUNDING UNDERWATER WONDERLAND AND FIERY ULURU SUNSET LIGHTING UP THE OUTBACK SKY. 3

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ARRIVE MELBOURNE (3 NIGHTS) On arrival in the stylish Victorian capital of Melbourne, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the afternoon at leisure (flights to arrive prior to 12pm). Later, you'll join your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and Regional Dinner at a restaurant by the waterfront. (WR, RD) Hotel: Crowne Plaza

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures or board the historic Kuranda Scenic Rail for a journey through some of the oldest rainforest in the world. (B) 9

MELBOURNE SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE ‘Dive Into Culture' this morning and gain insights into Melbourne's edgy Street Art scene and the city's love affair with coffee. Spend the rest of the day exploring on your own. You could choose to fill your afternoon with an Optional Experience visit to Phillip Island to witness the Penguin Parade. (B, ) MELBOURNE AT LEISURE A full free day awaits to sample the cosmopolitan flavours of Melbourne or consider an Optional Experience following the Great Ocean Road with its famous Twelve Apostles. (B) MELBOURNE - ALICE SPRINGS On arrival in Alice Springs, join your ‘Local Specialist' for a visit to the School of the Air. Discover how modern technology delivers education to children living in remote areas, then visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service, where another ‘Local Specialist' explains how the facility provides primary healthcare and emergency support for the people of the Outback. Later, ‘Connect With Locals' at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre. The famous Falzon brothers will regale you with stories of how they live a self-sufficient lifestyle in the Australian Outback over an exclusive ‘Be My Guest' dinner. (B, BMG, ) Hotel: Mercure Alice Springs Resort ALICE SPRINGS - ULURU (2 NIGHTS) Cross rugged landscapes to Ayers Rock Resort, located just a stone's throw from the sacred, ancient monolith that is known as Uluru by its traditional caretakers – the Anangu people. Journey to Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park in time for sundowners and a chance to witness first-hand how its rusty red walls change colour as the sun dips below the horizon. We spend the night in one of Trafalgar's 'Stays with Stories', which blends seamlessly into its splendid natural surrounds. Tonight, consider an optional authentic Aussie BBQ Dinner under the glittering southern-night sky. (B, ) Hotel: Desert Gardens ULURU AND KATA TJUTA Watch as the desert awakens – the rising sun lighting up Uluru in a spectacular golden hue. ‘Dive Into Culture' next and gain insights into the culture, history, art and traditions of the Aboriginal caretakers of the land on a tour of the base of Uluru. This afternoon travel to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Your Travel Director will take you on a walk deep into Walpa Gorge, where you'll hear about the area's distinct geological and cultural history. Toast to a mesmerising Outback sunset over the rusty red domes of Kata Tjuta with sparkling wine. (B, ) ULURU - CAIRNS (3 NIGHTS) Rise early to experience the ethereal Field of Light art installation before sunrise. As the sun rises, join your fellow travellers on top of a sand dune to watch the desert awakening over Uluru.‘Dive Into Culture' with an Aboriginal artist this morning, gaining insights into the ritual of Dreamtime and the meanings of the Anangu totems in indigenous art. Tell your very own Outback story as a memento of your experience, putting paint to canvas, then fly from Ayers Rock to the tropical city of Cairns. (B, ) Hotel: Shangri-La

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GREAT BARRIER REEF An underwater wonderland awaits as you board a high-speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. Take to the tropical waters and snorkel alongside a dazzling array of colourful marine-life (equipment provided) or explore the sparkling blue coral sea from the comfort of a semi-submersible craft, just one metre underwater. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch on the water before returning to Cairns, where this evening you'll enjoy a Regional Dinner at a waterfront restaurant. (B, L, RD) CAIRNS - SYDNEY (3 NIGHTS) A leisurely start to your day means there's time for a final exploration of Cairns before flying south to Sydney. (B) Hotel: InterContinental SYDNEY SIGHTSEEING Visit Bondi Beach then head to the Sydney Opera House for a privately guided tour with a ‘Local Specialist' and ‘behind-the-scenes' look at the building's inner workings. Prime your sea legs next as you board a lunch cruise, sailing past parklands, waterfront homes and the iconic sights for which Sydney Harbour is so famous. Spend the rest of the day on your own or consider an Optional Experience and ascend the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. (B, L, ) SYDNEY AT LEISURE Get your final Sydney fix today as you enjoy a full day on your own. Consider an Optional Experience and visit the Blue Mountains for fresh mountain air and stunning scenery. Later, join your Travel Director and new friends for a Farewell Dinner at a popular waterfront restaurant. (B, FD)

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DEPART SYDNEY Say farewell to your fellow travellers after breakfast as your memorable Australian holiday concludes. You will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (B)

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HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS At Earth Sanctuary's Spirit of the Outback Dinner and Show learn about the sustainable lifestyle the family has established (Day 4).

1. Young Traveller Savings 2. Multi Trip Savings 3. Triple Share Savings

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DIVE INTO CULTURE Discover Melbourne's eclectic hidden lanes, arcades and fascinating street art (Day 2).

* All prices are per person, twin share. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Land Only price requires the following intra-trip flights to be purchased separately in order to fulfil the trip itinerary: Day 4 from Melbourne to Alice Springs - QF796; Day 7 from Ayers Rock to Cairns - QF1854; Day 10 from Cairns to Sydney - QF923. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

STAYS WITH STORIES You'll discover the stunning heart of the Red Centre from the Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort (Day 5). LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Melbourne, Ayers Rock and Sydney (Days 2, 6, 11).

This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings.

MORE TRIPS ONLINE More Australia itineraries are available on our website including our 12 day Perfect Tasmania. Please see trafalgar.com for details.

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THE BAROSSA The rolling Adelaide Hills, Hahndorf and the Barossa lay ahead of you today and you'll have the opportunity to sample a number of their world-renowned wines. Enjoy lunch at the South Australian Company Store in the Barossa, then 'Dive Into Culture' on a visit to Jacob's Creek, whose awardwinning vintages can be found on tables all over the world. You'll enjoy an opportunity to sample some of Trafalgar's favourites with a 'Local Specialist' before touring the surrounding vines. Return to Adelaide through South Australia's lush countryside, followed by a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and newfound friends. (B, L, FD, )

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As this trip departs at 7.30am from Rydges Sydney Central, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.

Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Visit Gold Creek Station for an exclusive Aussie BBQ ‘Be My Guest' lunch and sheep farm experience with the Starr family (Day 1). DIVE INTO CULTURE At the Australian War Memorial (Day 1), at Worn Gundidj in Tower Hill State Reserve (Day 6), taste a selection of handcrafted premium spirits at Kangaroo Island Distillery (Day 7) and indulge in wine tasting in the famous Barossa wine region (Day 10).

DEPART ADELAIDE Your journey of Southern Australia at its end, say farewell to your fellow travellers as you transfer to Adelaide Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (B)

STAYS WITH STORIES Boutique country-style stay in an historic gold rush town (Day 2).

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share, land only.

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Gold Creek Station, Parliament House, Tower Hill, Coonawarra Winery, Naracoorte Caves, Kangaroo Island Distillery, the Barossa, Seal Bay Conservation Park (Days 1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10).

This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings. Trip code: ESMA

MORE TRIPS ONLINE If you would like to taste more of Australia, visit our website. Please see trafalgar.com for details.

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ARRIVE AUCKLAND (2 NIGHTS) Welcome to Auckland, 'City of Sails'. Transfer by private car to your hotel (flight to arrive prior to 4pm), where you'll meet your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and dinner later. (WR) Hotel: Stamford Plaza

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BLENHEIM - CHRISTCHURCH Keep a keen eye out for Sperm Whales during your visit to Kaikoura, New Zealand's whale-watching capital, before travelling to Christchurch. (B) Hotel: Distinction

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TWIZEL - DUNEDIN SIGHTSEEING Enjoy a brief photo stop at the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam, then travel to Oamaru, with its famous white limestone buildings. This afternoon, continue to Dunedin where your choice of sightseeing could see you embark on wildlife cruise out to Otago Peninsula; visit Speight's Brewery or ride on the historic Taieri Gorge Railway. (B, D) Hotel: Scenic Southern Cross

For the ultimate New Zealand experience, add the 3 day Jewels of the Bay to this itinerary. Please see trafalgar.com for details.

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HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Bridgette and Lance O'Sullivan are your hosts on their dairy farm in the North Island (Day 3). Join Angie and Stan Taylor in their home and hear about a lifetime spent farming in the Southern Alps (Day 9). GET INSPIRED For the ultimate New Zealand experience, add our 3 day Jewels of the Bay to this itinerary. Please see Trafalgar.com for details.

This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings. Trip code: ZAAC

DIVE INTO CULTURE Immerse yourself in Maori culture and enjoy a traditional Maori feast at Tamaki Maori Village (Day 4). Visit Te Papa Museum of New Zealand, and learn about the traditions of the Maori (Day 7).

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ARRIVE MELBOURNE (3 NIGHTS) Kickstart your scenic coastal journey in Melbourne. On arrival, spend the day immersing yourself in what makes this city Australia's ‘Capital of Cool'. Hotel: Crowne Plaza

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GREAT OCEAN ROAD - TWELVE APOSTLES Journey through lush tree-fern gullies and towering mountain-ash rainforests. The imposing Twelve Apostles loom in the distance. Survey the grandeur of this iconic site from the cliff-top and stroll along the boardwalk. See Loch Ard Gorge and discover the romantic and tragic story of love and lives lost aboard the Loch Ard in 1878. Explore Port Campbell National Park and delve into the tragic history of over 50 ships wrecked along this unforgiving coastline. Travel the length of the Great Ocean Road, built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932. (B)

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3

CITY SIGHTS - PHILLIP ISLAND Tour the sights of the city before visiting Maru Koala & Animal Park to connect with the koalas, kangaroos and Tasmanian Devils. On Phillip Island witness a miracle of nature as the Little Penguins battle the surf and make their way to their dune burrows to greet their young families, then gain a deeper understanding of the environmental and conservation methods that ensure the wildlife and vulnerable geology of Phillip Island remain protected. (B)

4

DEPART MELBOURNE Your Mini Stay concludes after breakfast. (B)

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YOUR HOLIDAY PLANNER

FROM €680 PP*

4 MEALS

1

ARRIVE CAIRNS (3 NIGHTS) Ease into the laidback vibe of Cairns and spend the day at leisure soaking up your coastal surrounds. Hotel: Hilton

2

GREAT BARRIER REEF A high-speed catamaran takes you to the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef, the largest reef structure and marine park in the world. View the spectacular coral display and tropical fish from the comfort of an underwater observatory. Or take to the water, donning your mask and fins for a snorkel to see these marine creatures up close (equipment provided). Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch on board. (B, L)

3

TJAPUKAI - SKYRAIL - KURANDA SCENIC RAIL Discover the secrets of the world's oldest living culture during a visit to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Then, it's a short distance to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, which will take you through the World Heritage rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park. On arrival in Kuranda, there is free time to explore the ‘village in the rainforest', including the Heritage Markets. Afterwards, board the Kuranda Scenic Rail for a historic journey through some of the world's oldest rainforest. Passing the spectacular Stoney Creek Falls your journey winds through man-made tunnels and across bridges to arrive at its destination of Freshwater Station. (B)

4

DEPART CAIRNS Your Mini Stay concludes after breakfast. (B)

YOUR HOLIDAY PLANNER Price PP

Price PP Twin Share

Triple share savings

Twin Share

Triple share savings

01 Nov 19 - 31 Mar 20

650

31

260

01 Nov 19 - 31 Mar 20

680

31

335

01 Apr 20 - 31 Mar 21

650

31

260

01 Apr 20 - 31 Mar 21

680

31

335

Departures on or between

Single supplement

Young Traveller Discount Save up to €135

Departures on or between

Single supplement

Young Traveller Discount Save up to €135

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* All prices are per person, twin share, land only.

* All prices are per person, twin share, land only.

Mini Stays start daily 01 Nov 19 to 31 March 21. Departures between 01 Nov 19 to 31 Mar 20 operate as per the 2019 brochure itinerary.

Mini Stays start daily 01 Nov 19 to 31 March 21. Departures between 01 Nov 19 to 31 Mar 20 operate as per the 2019 brochure itinerary.

Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.

Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.

Airport Transfers: Airport transfers for departures from 01 April 2020 will be an additional cost. Please ask for details.

Airport Transfers: Airport transfers for departures from 01 April 2020 will be an additional cost. Please ask for details.

This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialist - AAT Kings.

This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings and Down Under Tours.

Trip code: MM11

Trip code: CC11

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YOUR STAY and discover even more

Make even more out of your long-awaited holiday. We offer discounted hotel rates so you can explore more, either before or after your trip.

City

Hotel

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND Adelaide Stamford Plaza Ayers Rock Sails in the Desert (Room Only) Cairns Melbourne Sydney

Auckland Christchurch ASIA Bangkok

Hilton Crowne Plaza Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour City View InterContinental Rydges Central Stamford Plaza Distinction Shangri-La

Batu Ferringhi Beijing

Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La Novotel Peace

Delhi

Sheraton New Delhi▲

Georgetown Hanoi Ho Chi Minh City Kyoto

Penaga Melia Hanoi Sofitel Saigon Plaza Nikko Princess▲

Shanghai

The Kunlun Jing’An

Singapore Tokyo

Novotel Clarke Quay New Otani Garden Tower▲

CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA Bogota B.O.G Buenos Aires InterContinental Cancun InterContinental Presidente Resort Cartegna Charleston Santa Teresa Lima Hilton Lima Miraflores Rio de Janeiro Miramar by Windsor San Jose Sheraton San Jose Ushuaia Arakur Spa EUROPE Amman Landmark Amsterdam Apollo* Mercure City*† Athens Divani Palace Acropolis* Barcelona Hesperia Tower* Hotel U232* Senator Spa* Belgrade Mercure Excelsior* Brussels Sofitel Europe† Bucharest Mercure City Center*† Budapest Hilton City* Cairo Hilton Heliopolis* Le Meridien Pyramids* Ramses Hilton* Casablanca Grand Mogador City Centre† Catania NH Centro Copenhagen Marriott* Dublin Clayton Ballsbridge Clayton Dublin Airport Maldron Parnell Square*† Dubrovnik More* Edinburgh Apex Haymarket*† Novotel City Centre*† Frankfurt Sheraton Offenbach* Glasgow Crowne Plaza*†

Stay a few extra nights in your city of departure or arrival. Simply advise your travel agent when booking your Trafalgar trip to take advantage of our exclusive rates below. We’ll even organise the airport transfers to make sure you enjoy an effortless holiday experience from the moment you touch down.

Season

Single

Price PP (€) Twin Transfer

01 Nov ‘19 - 31 Mar ‘21 01 Apr ‘20 - 31 May ‘20, 01 Dec ‘20 - 31 Mar ‘21 01 Jun ‘20 - 30 Nov ‘20 01 Nov ‘19 - 31 Mar ‘21 01 Nov ‘19 - 31 Mar ‘21 01 Nov ‘19 - 31 Mar ‘20, 01 Oct ‘20 - 31 Mar ‘21 01 Apr ‘20 - 30 Sep ‘20 01 Nov '19 - 31 Mar '21 01 Nov ‘19 - 31 Mar ‘21 01 Nov ‘19 - 31 Mar ‘21 01 Nov ‘19 - 31 Mar ‘21

175 421 501 164 193 342 291 361 245 257 191

88 211 250 91 106 184 158 193 131 137 108

included

02 Jan - 31 Mar ‘20, 01 Nov - 25 Dec ‘20, 02 Jan - 10 Jan ‘21 01 Apr - 31 Oct ‘20 26 Dec ‘20 - 01 Jan ‘21 05 Mar - 26 Oct ‘20 01 Mar - 31 Mar ‘20, 01 Jun - 30 Jun ‘20, 01 Nov - 30 Nov ‘20 01 Apr - 31 May ‘20, 01 Jul - 31 Oct ‘20 16 Apr - 30 Sep ‘20, 20 Dec ‘20 - 09 Jan ‘21 01 Oct - 19 Dec ‘20, 10 Jan - 30 Mar ‘21 01 Feb - 31 Oct ‘20 01 Jan - 31 Dec ‘20 01 Jan ‘20 - 02 Jan ‘21 09 Apr - 06 May ‘20, 01 Sep ‘20 - 05 Jan ‘21, 01 Mar - 07 Apr ‘21 07 May - 10 Jun ‘20 11 Jun - 31 Aug ‘20, 06 Jan - 28 Feb ‘21 01 Mar - 30 Jun ‘20, 01 Sep - 30 Nov ‘20 01 Jul - 31 Aug ‘20 01 Jan - 31 Oct ‘20 04 Jan - 31 Mar ’20 01 Apr - 28 Apr ‘20, 07 May - 19 Dec ‘20, 04 Jan - 28 Feb ‘21, 01 Mar - 31 Mar ‘21 29 Apr - 06 May ‘20, 20 Dec ‘20 - 03 Jan ‘21

258 234 589 252 218 246 202 275 176 217 229 496 410 374 233 226 172 340 410 472

129 117 295 126 109 123 102 138 88 108 115 299 262 237 116 113 96 256 312 361

All All All All All All All All

181 202 252 385 257 304 149 591

96 101 126 192 129 152 75 329

49 76 38 36 34 88 34 57

All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All

189 304 184 231 186 172 150 115 118 120 163 155 155 158 160 132 269 231 172 200 347 240 253 98 164

113 171 111 130 110 108 98 74 80 76 98 96 100 97 106 87 151 160 123 137 206 151 146 70 112

included 71 71 included 66 66 66 38 57 19 38 included included included 57 38 109 47 47## 47 38 43 43 52 38

included 15 27 22 included included included included included included included included included included included included included included included included included

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City

Hotel

Season

Helsinki

Clarion*† Scandic Grand Marina Clarion Radisson Blu Sisli Dan Panorama* Marriott Occidental Turim Av Liberdade Turim Marques

All All All All All All All All

The Tower*† Hilton Kensington*† Park Plaza Riverbank*† Grand Europe* AC Cuzco*† Ayre Gran Colon* Melia Castilla*† Starhotels Business Palace*† Starhotels Tourist* Hilton Leningradskaya Holiday Inn Westpark*† Sheraton Westpark Beau Rivage* Hotel Paris* Garibaldi Angelo by Vienna House Cardinal St. Peter*† Crowne Plaza St.Peter’s Marriott Park Sheraton Parco De Medici Una Hotel Roma Victoria Park Inn by Radisson Nevsky* Clarion*† Wyndham Grand Dan Panorama Novotel Mestre Castellana* Hilton Danube Waterfront*† Ramada by Wyndham Movenpick Regensdorf

All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All

Istanbul Jerusalem Lisbon

London

Lucerne Madrid Milan Moscow Munich Nice Opatija Palermo Prague Rome

St. Petersburg Stockholm Tbilisi Tel Aviv Venice Mestre Vienna Yerevan Zurich AFRICA Cape Town Johannesburg Kilimanjaro Nairobi Windhoek USA & CANADA Anchorage Boston Calgary

Southern Sun The Cullinan

302 214 177

Hilton Downtown

180 370 519 212 464 206 310 372 421 265 295 314 139 256 401 260 641 260 295 216 343 362 332 394 365 219 161 442 140 366 281 198 415 422

Nashville New Orleans

Renaissance Sheraton

New York

Shelburne Suites

Portland Rapid City Salt Lake City Seattle Scottsdale Toronto

Hilton Downtown The Rushmore Little America Sheraton Grand The Saguaro Sheraton Centre

Tuscon Vancouver

El Conquistador, Hilton Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront (Standard) Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront (Premium)

Las Vegas

01 Jun - 31 Aug ‘20 01 May - 31 May ‘20 and 01 Sep - 30 Sep ‘20 All All 08 Jun - 03 Jul ‘20 All All All All All All All All All 13 Apr - 13 Dec ‘20 01 Jan - 04 Jun ‘20 05 Jun - 07 Jun ‘20 08 Jun - 31 Oct ‘20 All All other dates 30 Apr - 03 May ‘20 and 03 Oct - 05 Oct ‘20 01 Jan - 30 Jun ‘20 01 Jul - 31 Aug ‘20 01 Sep - 30 Nov ‘20 All All All 18 Jun - 29 Sep ‘20 All May, Jun and Sep ‘20 Jul, Aug and Oct ‘20 All All All

Price PP (€) Twin Transfer 91 91 118 200 112 104 112 112

To

From

85 85 included included 28 28 28 28 To

213 475 125 256 53^^ 149 197 106 161 53^^ 235 551 134 291 53^^ 218 154 208# 159 92 57 152 94 57 174 100 57 118 78 99^ 118 77 99^ 249 155 52 149 104 76 289 162 76 242 139 47 190 137 213 162 112 66 169 99 28 179 118 47 190 138 47 165 119 47 165 121 47 229 164 47 232 166 47 301 176 52 166 105 90 196 122 included 420 232 included 141 99 38 167 139 47 161 98 included 170 106 61

19 Jan - 31 Mar ‘20, 01 Oct - 31 Dec ’20 01 Apr - 30 Sep ‘20 The Maslow 21 Dec ‘19 - 10 Jan ‘21 KIA Lodge - Kilimanjaro International Airport Daily Room Rate Only Tamarind Tree 19 Dec - 31 Dec ‘19 01 Jan - 31 Dec ‘20 Windhoek Country Club Resort 08 Jan - 18 May ‘20 19 May - 31-Dec ‘20

Los Angeles Montreal

Kauai

146 145 214 355 182 167 174 174 From

Park Plaza Westin Calgary (Standard) Westin Calgary (Premium) Sheraton Downtown Outrigger Waikiki (Resort View) (Partial Ocean View) (Ocean View) Aqua Kauai Beach Resort (Resort View) (Partial Ocean View) (Ocean View) Harrahs (Midweek) Harrahs (Weekend) Beverly Hills Marriott Le Centre Sheraton

Denver Honolulu

Single

182 included 128 134 included Price On Request 191 128 included 210 139 244 155 included 265 167 228 211 282 106 232 120 155 186 211 144 159 169 84 143 201 148 339 148 147 108 343 202 187 218 182 120 94 241 70 196 153 99 227 211

34 28 26 40 20 7 23 32 27 22 33 28 32

No Charge

16 30 27

32 47 23

*Seasonal supplements apply.  †Certain days of the week attract a supplement.  ▲For pre/post rates at these hotels Jan - Mar ‘20 please see the Trafalgar Asia 2019/20 brochure or contact us.  Prices are applicable for stays between 01 Jan ‘20 - 31 Dec ‘20 unless specified otherwise. Prices are per person per night, based on accommodation with private facilities. Includes all hotel taxes and service charges and breakfast daily unless specified above. Luggage handling is not included. Transfers are not included when you extend your stay unless specified in the table above. Prices are per person one way. Flight information must be provided to Trafalgar no fewer than 21 days before flight departure. Transfers are by car or minibus; you will be met after clearing customs and escorted to your vehicle. Trafalgar will not be responsible for any missed or unused transfers for any reason. #To Zurich Airport.  ##Clayton Dublin Airport offers a free shuttle to the airport terminal.  ^^Transfer from London Heathrow Airport.  ^To Milan Malpensa Airport.

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INTEREST

trips, crafted with your passions in mind

TRAVELLING WITH FAITH If you’re looking for a trip that will ignite your faith, we’ve crafted 8 itineraries that unlock the world’s holiest sites. Here are 4 of them: PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND

CUSTOM TRIPS Sports, education, faith, corporate groups, or something to celebrate? We can create your perfect itinerary from scratch, anywhere we go. Our Group Travel Specialists work with you to design the trip of your dreams, and using our buying power as part of TTC (see page 22) and our expertise in travel, we’re able to create the best itinerary possible. You’ll love: • All the essentials from flights, hotels, unique dining experiences, priority access and sightseeing sorted by us • Destination expertise of our personalised service from our Travel Directors • Transportation in our luxury coaches

• Each trip being designed with your group’s needs in mind, every time Simply tell us your requirements; from destinations to hotels, to the things you’d like to do, and we’ll take care of the rest.

LARGE GROUP OPTIONS If you’re travelling with a crowd, select a date from our portfolio of popular brochured trips, and we’ll block it out for your group. Enjoy savings for bookings of 9+ or more guests. For more information on custom or larger group trips, contact your local Travel Agent or a Trafalgar Groups Travel Specialist at groups@trafalgar.com

See first-hand the resilience and restoration of Poland on this in-depth exploration of a land that has retained its unwavering faith and bonds of Christianity despite its diff icult and tragic past. Your spiritual pilgrimage will see you visit the birthplace of Pope John Paul II and many of the country’s holiest sites. Code: RPTP 8 Days

DAYS OF DEVOTION Trace the paths of pilgrims to some of Europe’s most important and sacred religious centres – a spiritual journey to Lourdes, Santiago de Compostela and Fátima, with an opportunity to attend Mass. Code: RDOD 12 Days

LAND OF THE GODS Take a pilgrimage to the land where it all began. Walk where Jesus walked or take a cruise on the Sea of Galilee. Visit the old city of Jerusalem and the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Visit the ancient ‘Rose Red’ city of Petra and admire fortresses from the Crusade period. Code: RLOG 13 Days

STEPS OF ST. PAUL Tread in the footsteps of St. Paul as you encounter the places the apostle lived, preached the Gospel and wrote profoundly and prolifically about Jesus’ selfless sacrifice of love. Code: RSSPM 12 Days

Visit trafalgar.com for full itineraries and pricing

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YOUR TRIP

must-know info, from our MyTrafalgar platform and travelling paper free (p.175) and transfers below AIRPORT TRANSFERS

OUR TERMINOLOGY Here’s a quick guide to some of the terms we use throughout the brochure: VISIT In-depth sightseeing with a Local Specialist or Travel Director, which includes fast-track entry (where applicable). VIEW A brief stop to enjoy the sights and take some photos. SEE Observe sights while passing by on your coach, cruise or train.

EUROPEAN GATEWAY

FREE TRANSFER INBOUND

FREE TRANSFER OUTBOUND

Amman

Any time, any day

Any time, any day

Amsterdam

09:00, 11:30 & 14:30

08:00 & 10:00

Athens

Any time, any day

Any time, any day

Barcelona

09:30, 12:00 & 14:30

08:00

Belgrade

N/A

07:00 & 11:00

Bucharest

12:00 & 15:00

N/A

Budapest

N/A

07:00 & 11:00

Brussels

N/A

08:00 & 12:00

Cairo

Any time, any day

Any time, any day

AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, AFRICA & ASIA

Casablanca

09:00, 11:00, 13:00 & 15:00

05:00, 07:00, 10:00 & 12:00

Start and end your holiday seamlessly with Trafalgar and enjoy complimentary arrival and departure transfers by coach, shuttle bus, minivan, private car or taxi on the arrival and departure days of your holiday between designated airports and hotels. We are also pleased to offer complimentary transfers on other days in conjunction with any pre or post nights booked through Trafalgar. (Not applicable to Australia Mini Stays SS11, MM11, CC11).

Catania

10:00, 12:30 & 15:30

N/A

Copenhagen

09:00, 12:00 & 15:30

N/A

Dublin

08:30, 11:00 & 13:00

See trip page - pg.110

Dubrovnik

Any time on start day

Any time on end day

Edinburgh

09:00, 11:30 & 14:00

N/A

Frankfurt

09:30, 12:00 & 14:30

08:00 & 10:00

Glasgow

N/A

06:30 & 09:00

Helsinki

11:30 & 15:00

07:00 & 12:00

Istanbul

Any time, any day

Any time, any day

Lisbon

09:30, 12:30 & 15:30

07:00 & 09:30

Madrid

10:30, 13:00 & 15:30

08:30 & 11:00

Milan Malpensa

09:30, 13:00 & 15:30

07:30 & 10:30

Moscow Sheremetyevo

N/A

05:00, 10:00 & 13:00

Moscow Domodedovo

N/A

06:00, 10:00 & 12:00

Munich

10:00 & 13:00

07:00 & 09:00

Nice

12:00 & 15:30

05:00 & 09:00

Palermo

N/A

08:00

Prague

11:00 & 14:30

N/A

Rome Fiumicino

09:30, 12:30 & 15:30

07:00 & 09:30

Stockholm

N/A

07:30 & 11:00

St. Petersburg

14:30 & 17:00

N/A

Tbilisi

Any time, any day

N/A

Tel Aviv

Any time, any day

Any time, any day

Venice

N/A

08:00 & 09:30

Vienna

10:00 & 13:30

08:00 & 09:30

Yerevan

N/A

Any time, any day

Zagreb

Any time on start day

Any time on end day

Zurich

10:30 & 14:30

08:00

USA, CANADA, CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA Start and end your holiday seamlessly with Trafalgar and enjoy complimentary arrival and departure transfers by coach, shuttle bus, minivan, private car or taxi on the arrival and departure days of your holiday between designated airports and hotels. In Hawaii, Central and South America a meet and greet service will be provided. For peace of mind, Trafalgar also offers our guests the option to book and purchase your transfers if you’re planning to stay a few days before or after your Trafalgar holiday.

EUROPE Our guests travelling in Europe enjoy complimentary group transfers at scheduled times on the first and last days of their trip as specified in the table opposite and on the itinerary pages. For peace of mind, Trafalgar also offers our guests the option to book and purchase your transfers if you’re planning to stay a few days before or after your Trafalgar holiday. LONDON Trafalgar has arranged group transfer rates from London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports to your Trafalgar London hotel: €53 single trip per person to/from Heathrow Airport €126 single trip per person to/from Gatwick Airport

For Trafalgar’s Terms & Conditions, please see below TRANSFER TERMS AND CONDITIONS: 1. F or included and chargeable transfers, you or your Travel Agent must provide detailed flight information to Trafalgar at the time of booking or no later than 21 days prior to departure. Transfers cannot be amended once booked. 2. F or London arrivals, you must stay in a hotel booked by Trafalgar on the night of arrival and the night prior to your departure date. 3. I n the event of flight delays outside of Trafalgar’s control, the transfers will be deemed to be cancelled. 4. A  ll transfers are based on group transfers. Refunds are not available for missed transfers or to guests not using this service. 5. I n the event of unforeseen circumstances (such as road or rail works, strikes or demonstrations), Trafalgar will not be responsible for delayed or cancelled transfers.

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T&Cs

SUMMARY BOOKING CONDITIONS & OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION Full booking conditions are available at: trafalgar.com/booking-conditions Should any conflict arise between this summary and the full booking conditions, the full booking conditions will prevail.

PAYMENT & CANCELLATION FEES SUMMARY INFORMATION Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Deposit due per person on booking Final Payment Due (Before departure)

€100 60 days

€200

€300

90 days 120 days

Oberammergau

Additional Air Tickets

€540

As per airline policy

90 days

As per airline policy

Extra Accommodations

Chargeable Transfers

No additional deposit required In accordance with guided holiday

No additional deposit required In accordance with guided holiday

Cancellation charges per person if you cancel your holiday No of Days (before trip departure) 120 +

Deposit

Deposit

Deposit

Deposit

€30 plus airline charges

€15

€15

119-90

Deposit

Deposit

30%

Deposit

€30 plus airline charges

€15

€15

89-60

Deposit

30%

60%

Deposit

€30 plus airline charges

59-46

30%

60%

90%

Deposit

€30 plus airline charges

€15 Higher of €15 or 25% of accommodation price

€15 Higher of €15 or 25% of transfer price

€30 plus airline charges

Higher of €15 or 25% of accommodation price

Higher of €15 or 25% of transfer price

€30 plus airline charges

Higher of €15 or 25% of accommodation price

Higher of €15 or 25% of transfer price

€30 plus airline charges

Higher of €15 or 30% of accommodation price

Higher of €15 or 30% of transfer price

€30 plus airline charges

100% of accommodation price

100% of transfer price

€30 plus airline charges

100% of accommodation price

100% of transfer price

45-22

30%

60%

90%

21-16

30%

60%

90%

15-8

50%

90%

100%

7-1

90%

100%

100%

Departure Day/No show

100%

100%

100%

100% of Oberammergau supplement + 25% of land only price excl. Oberammergau 100% of Oberammergau supplement + 30% of land only price excl. Oberammergau 100% of Oberammergau supplement + 30% of land only price excl. Oberammergau 100% of Oberammergau supplement + 50% of land only price excl. Oberammergau 100%

Level 1: Cancellation fees are the minimum cancellation fee charged and is used unless the trip is described as Level 2. Level 2: These trips are listed on trafalgar.com/booking-conditions but are generally trips which include cruise/ferry, train or intra-trip flight elements Level 3: Level 3 cancellation fees applies to Antarctic Peninsula Land of Penguins and Icebergs For your statutory rights please refer to legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/634/schedule/2/made?view=plain

YOUR GUIDED HOLIDAY BOOKING See our website for detailed terms on what’s included and not included in the guided holiday price and for information on reservations and payments including your travel documents.

BOOKING CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS

See our website for details on Name Changes, Booking Changes, Cancellations and Cancellation Fees, Illness or Absence.

GENERAL INFORMATION AND CONDITIONS

See our website for detailed terms on Guided Holiday Prices, Other Fees and Taxes, and Travel Insurance.

COMPLAINT PROCEDURE & CONSUMER PROTECTION

If you have a problem during your holiday please inform Trafalgar’s Travel Director/Local Representative immediately, who will try to make things right. If the matter was not resolved locally, please write to Trafalgar’s Guest Relations Department at the address opposite within sixty (60) days of the end of the Trafalgar holiday, as it is important that you provide us the information quickly. Please quote your booking reference number and all relevant information. Failure to follow this procedure may delay or deny us the opportunity to investigate and rectify the problem, which may affect the way your complaint is dealt with and your rights under this contract. In any legal action, arbitration, or other proceeding to enforce, interpret or construe the terms of this Agreement, or concerning any grievance relating to the trip, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its actual reasonable legal fees, costs and expenses. We provide full financial protection for our package holidays. The Travel Corporation Ireland Limited is a member of the Irish Travel Agents Association (www.ifaa.ie) and are licenced and bonded by the Commission for Aviation Regulation (ta 0713). For further information call 01 66 11700, or write to 3rd Floor, Alexandra House, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2. When you buy an ATOL protected air holiday package, flight and/or “flight plus” holiday from Trafalgar you will receive an

ATOL certificate from us (or via our authorised agent through which you booked), confirming your protection under our Air Travel Organiser’s License number 10148. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. When you buy a package holiday that does not include a flight, protection is provided by way of a bond held by ABTA.

ABTA STATEMENT

We are a Member of ABTA, membership number Y181X. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. We can also offer you ABTA’s scheme for the resolution of disputes which is approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. If we can’t resolve your complaint, go to www.abta.com to use ABTA’s simple procedure. Further information on the Code and ABTA’s assistance in resolving disputes can be found on www.abta.com.

IMPORTANT NOTICES

Passports, Visas and other Entry/Exit Requirements All guests including children must be in possession of a machine-readable passport valid for 6 months after their trip return date along with applicable visas. Please refer to “Passport and Visas” section. Due to government imposed security/ immigration measures, passport and emergency contact information is required for all guests prior to the release of travel documents. It is the guest’s sole responsibility to secure and/or pay for any and all visas, reciprocity fees, affidavits, immunisations, etc. that are required to be permitted entry into each destination. You should also contact your doctor or a specialist vaccination centre for details of any measures you may need to take prior to departure. In some countries you may be subject to entry (reciprocity) fees and/or departure taxes/ exit fees which will be collected at the airports upon entry/departure by local government authorities. For up-to-date detailed information on travel documents and visas, entry/exit taxes and further information on entry and exit requirements please check with your Travel Agent or local consular services. Obtaining and carrying these documents is your sole responsibility. Trafalgar bears no responsibility for such information and will not be responsible for advising and/or obtaining required travel documentation for any guest, or for any delays, damages, and/or losses including missed portions of your holiday related to improper documentation or government decisions about entry.

Please note that entry to any country may be refused even if the required information and travel documents are complete. Trafalgar will also not be liable in circumstances where entry is refused to another country for any reason. We do not accept any responsibility and will not make any refunds if you cannot travel because you have not complied with any passport, visa or immigration requirements or if you have lost or mislaid any necessary documents (including travel documentation). Price changes Unfortunately it is inevitable that some of the prices or details contained within this brochure or on our website may have changed since the brochure was printed, and we reserve the right to alter the prices of any of our holidays before you book. You will be informed about any changes to any of the relevant details within this brochure before you book either with your Travel Agent or with ourselves as part of our commitment to high quality customer service.

TOUR OPERATORS

Trafalgar Tours Limited, Travel House, Rue du Manoir, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 2JH Destination America Inc, 5551 Katella Avenue, Cypress, California 90630 AAT Kings Tours (Pty) Limited, 82 – 86 Bourke Road, Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia Travel Corporation NZ Limited, 131 New North Road, Eden Terrace, Auckland, New Zealand The Trafalgar group of companies has Marketing/Sales/ Administrative offices/agents in: Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and the USA. For further information visit our website at: trafalgar.com This brochure supersedes any other prior brochure on the market. See back cover for brochure version and print date. Major Credit Cards Accepted.

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MYTRAFALGAR ENHANCE YOUR TRAVEL EXPERIENCE We know that no two travellers are the same, so we want to get to know you even before your plane arrives and learn how we can make your holiday dreams come true. MyTrafalgar is an easy to use, interactive travel portal where you can register for your trip, download your travel documents, input your on-trip preferences and have a ready reference of your daily trip inclusions and optional experiences. REGISTERING ON MYTRAFALGAR Every travel moment counts. To ensure you have a total stress-free holiday and that we can contact you in the unlikely event of an emergency, we require all guests to register before they travel. You can easily complete this online in a few minutes by simply providing the following details: 1.

Your contact details, including an email address and mobile number that you will be travelling with.

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The name of someone at home whom we can contact in case of an emergency.

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Your passport and insurance details.

Simply head to my.trafalgar.com and you’ll be all set for the trip of a lifetime and can start personalising your holiday.

E-DOCUMENTS CHOOSE TO DOWNLOAD NOT TO PRINT In 2014, we introduced the option to choose e-documentation when booking your trip. No more clunky trip wallets, all your information will be available right in your phone, perfect for quick reference when you’re on-the-go. All documents are downloadable so they are available even when you’re offline. To thank you for choosing this paperless solution, we will plant a tree in your honour through our partner One Tree Planted. To date, we have reforested over 359 acres of devastated land in Northern California, Africa and Tanzania. Once you register in the MyTrafalgar portal, your e-documents will be available approximately 21 days prior to your departure date.

PASSPORTS AND VISAS Each guest is responsible for ensuring that their passport is valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of their trip and that all necessary visas and permits have been acquired. Multiple-entry visas may be required if you are entering a country more than once on your holiday. Each guest must comply with entry, health and other requirements of the countries visited during your trip. • Contact us, or your Travel Agent, airline or relevant government authorities to obtain the necessary travel information. • The Operators and/or their employees and their agents are not responsible for passport, visa, entry, health and other requirements of the countries visited, or for any loss sustained by you for failing to comply with laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of countries visited.

WE’RE HERE TO HELP CALL FREEPHONE 1800 98 98 98 For a Trafalgar expert: travel advice, bookings, information or a helping hand. Monday - Friday: 8:00am – 11:00pm Saturday: 9:00am – 10:00pm Closed on Sundays Online 24/7 trafalgar.com for information, bookings, online payments and frequently asked questions. 175

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