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Designed for both independent travelers and those wanting a more guided travel experience, these four-day, three-night journeys are suitable for all. Each itinerary includes set activities, like a tour or cooking class, as well as optional activities and suggestions based on the original 36 Hours in … itinerary from The Times. The 36 Hours+ experience — Three nights accommodation — 24/7 concierge service — Two local tours or local experiences — Restaurant reservation service — Private airport transfers Make it your own — Choose from three levels of accommodation — Customize your tour with suggested add-ons — Decide when you want to go — Call us to start planning With destinations including Marrakesh, Bogotá and Reykjavik, 36 Hours+ gives you the flexibility of a short vacation without the hassle of planning, or the ability to add a special extension to another trip — all backed by the expertise of The New York Times and Abercrombie & Kent.

  Mexico City Pg. 74

Bogota Pg. 82


Reykjavik Pg. 42 Belfast Pg. 50 Porto Pg. 66

Amalfi Coast Pg. 58 Tel Aviv-Jaffa Marrakesh Pg. 26 Pg. 18 Casablanca Pg. 10

 Tokyo Pg. 34

 Delhi Pg. 90

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The 36 Hours+ experience features: No set departure dates

24/7 concierge service

Two tours or local experiences

Restaurant reservation service

Private airport transfers

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The New York Times


Times Journeys creates bespoke itineraries traveling to destinations that tell a story, allowing you to experience not just the place, but its past, culture, people and food.

History Travel has always been an important aspect of the newspaper since its founding in 1851: As early as 1852, travel articles were already being published. A dedicated travel section didn’t fully emerge until 1923, under the guidance of Lester Markel, the man behind the Sunday editions from 1923 to 1964.

Today The Times still regards the Travel section as a pivotal part of the publication. A natural progression in our approach to travel is integrating hard-hitting world news with compelling journeys that delve into places in the news, such as Tel AvivJaffa and Belfast, Reykjavik and Bogotá, to bring the world closer to you — Times readers and those with similar values.

36 Hours+ For more than a decade, The Times has highlighted “36 Hours in …” showcasing more than 300 cities in 100 countries, offering an in-depth look for travelers who want to get the most out of a short visit. It’s only natural that The Times is now offering these customized itineraries on demand.

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Choose Your Interests


Arts & Culture From the architecture of Mexico City to the saffron-infused souks of Marrakesh, these trips focus on the delights of the senses.

History & Context With journeys focused on subjects like Bogotá’s colonial past, dive deep into how things came to be.

Politics & Perspectives Whether it’s examining the delicate dance of Israelis and Palestinians or Reykjavik’s struggles with climate change, journeys give you an insider’s view.

Food & Wine Sample the wines of Porto or the tastes of a Japanese izakaya with private guides.

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Casablanca “Casablanca” conjures images of Rick and Ilsa and so sophisticated living. Morocco’s largest city is indeed cosmopolitan, attracting people from around the world. Today, this colorful city on the Atlantic Ocean happily coexists in several worlds: Art Deco buildings from its French colonial period contrast with traditional Islamic buildings, with a young, hip populace shuttling between them. Take a privately guided tour of Casablanca and a cooking class, included in your package. Add on day trips to the Rabat wine country, a side trip to the Portuguese treasures of Morocco, or a day trip to Marrakesh, or plan your own itinerary. Casablanca’s vibrant culinary, bar and shopping scenes beckon you to an itinerary suggested by The New York Times. 4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS FROM $1,295

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS On a privately guided tour included in your package, stroll districts filled with Art Deco buildings reflecting Casablanca’s colonial past. Take a cooking class and see how Morocco’s cuisine comes together, included in your package.

AFRICA Trip Category ARTS & CULTURE FOOD & WINE

MOROCCO


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DAY 1

Welcome to Casablanca

Take a three-hour privately guided city tour, included in your package. Originally settled by Berbers in the seventh century and later a French colony, Casablanca reflects its roots. Visit the magnificent Hassan II Grand Mosque, one of the few that permit visits by non-Muslims, and the heart of the modern Casablanca. Stroll the Quartier Habous, a leafy neighborhood, and the Arab League Park, a quiet oasis in the city. For dinner, you might try Rick’s Café. No, this is not where Bogart and Bergman hung out, but it does evoke the film. There’s even a piano player, frequently performing “As Time Goes By.”


DAY 2

Food and Shopping You might start with something sweet, perhaps at the familyowned Pâtisserie Bennis Habous. At La Toque Blanche School of Gastronomy, watch and help a chef, and learn about the spices and techniques of Moroccan cooking (included in your package), including the lunch you help to make. Then, maybe it’s time for shopping. The Quartier Gauthier has high-end designer shops, but also furniture stores and galleries. Or go to the seafront Morocco Mall and shop Louis Vuitton or Galeries Lafayette. For dinner, you might want to try Al Mounia, opened in 1958.

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DAY 3

The Scene Outside or at Night One option is a wine-tasting day trip to Rabat (from $425 a person). Or maybe take a private driver and guide to see the Portuguese side of Morocco (from $315 a person) at El Jadida and Azemmour, or a drive through the Atlas Mountains to Marrakesh (from $365 a person). In Casablanca, for lunch you might try the Mood Café in the Quartier Gauthier, a trendy hangout. For happy hour or later, check out Le Chester’s, a hangout for locals and French expats, or party at La Calèche, a basement bar down a side street, or Le Cabestan, an oceanfront bar and restaurant.


DAY 4

A Relaxing Coda

Depending on how late you were out, you might want to take it easy today. In the mood for a little culture? Try the Villa des Arts, housed in a 1934 Art Deco building, the only contemporary art museum in Casablanca, featuring Moroccan and international artists. You can also choose your own adventure with the help of a private driver and guide (four hours, from $185 a person). Perhaps you want to just drive down the coast, or spend a little time in the Atlas Mountains looking back at Casablanca and the sea.

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Make This Trip Your Own 1. Choose your accommodations. Decide from a selection of three levels of accommodations. Kenzi Basma This four-star, recently renovated property in downtown Casablanca nestles between the architecture of the Art Deco neighborhood and the cosmopolitan business district. 4 days/3 nights From $1,295 per person

Mövenpick Hotel Casablanca This five-star property is centrally located in the business district, close to Casablanca’s most popular tourist sites. It has a rooftop pool and spa. 4 days/3 nights From $1,495 per person

Hyatt Regency Casablanca This popular five-star hotel features exclusive views of the Hassan II Mosque and the Atlantic Ocean. 4 days/3 nights From $1,495 per person

2. Choose your add-ons. Customize your tour with optional activities for greater cultural insights. ADD-ON

Wine tasting in Rabat From $425 per person

ADD-ON

Trip to the Portuguese side of Morocco With a private driver and guide From $315 per person

ADD-ON

Day trip to Marrakesh Drive through the Atlas Mountains with a private guide From $365 per person

ADD-ON

Design your day Four hours with a private driver and guide From $185 per person

3. Decide when you want to go. With no set departure dates, you are free to travel on a date of your choosing.

4. Call us to start planning. Accommodation, add-ons and date chosen, call us at 844 761 7001 to start planning your trip. We can even book your flights for you. Prices valid for 2017. Prices listed are per person, double occupancy. Total does not include internal or international air where required. Prices will vary based on accommodations and departure date chosen.

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Marrakesh Whether it’s medieval Islamic architecture and rugged mountainous landscapes, the hippie days of “charming cobras” or, more recently, the emerging center of North Africa’s style and nightlife, you’ll find your time in Marrakesh, inspired by The New York Times, to be an experience for all your senses. Browse the souks, including the largest in Morocco, with a private driver and guide as part of your package. Experience Marrakesh’s vibrant nightlife in one of its many clubs. With a traditional family cook, learn the art of tagine cooking with its delicate spices, and dine on your own creation, included. You can add on a belly-dancing lesson or a day trip to the Atlas Mountains, or design your own adventure. 4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS FROM $1,395

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS Tour Marrakesh with a private driver and guide, seeing stunning Islamic architecture and shopping in a variety of souks, included in your package. Take a tagine cooking lesson from a family chef and dine on the stew you made, included in your package.

AFRICA Trip Category FOOD & WINE HISTORY & CONTEXT

MOROCCO


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DAY 1

Marrakesh at Night Depending on when you arrive, you’ll have time for dinner at least. If you want to start with a special, romantic experience that will have you falling in love with Marrakesh right away, try to score reservations at Le Tobsil, an elaborately Moorish restaurant with a menu that changes daily. Party late into the night at Pacha, which claims to be Africa’s largest nightspot.


DAY 2

Islamic Architecture, Bargains and Gardens

Discover the mysteries of Marrakesh with a private driver-guide, included. Visit the 16th-century Ben Youssef madrasa and stop by some modern boutiques in the Medina. Try Warda la Mouche for splashy fashions, Original Design for textiles and ceramics and Kifkif for a modern twist on traditional Moroccan accessories. Visit the Djemaa el Fna, the city’s main square, and the Jardin Majorelle, a tropical paradise. For dinner, try the Grand CafÊ de la Poste, built in 1925. Or return to Djemaa el Fna for dinner, browsing the food stalls among the cobra charmers and monkey handlers.

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DAY 3

The Art of Tagine Discover Morocco’s rich, sophisticated cuisine during a small-group cooking class, included, and cook a tagine, a stew of lamb or chicken led by a dada, a traditional family cook. Tagine is also the earthenware pot in which the traditional meal is cooked and served. Keep the tagine theme going by making your own vessel in a private, twohour pottery workshop (from $95 a person). Or work off all that food with a two-hour private belly-dancing lesson (from $95 a person). For dinner (and later), try the sophistication of Jad Mahal, a restaurantlounge-club that serves modern Moroccan food with Asian and European influences.

DAY 4

Meet the Berbers


Discover another side of Morocco, the gorgeous Atlas Mountains, on a day trip (from $370 a person). Travel with your private driver-guide to Imlil, in the foothills of Djebel Toubkal, the highest mountain in the Atlas. Meet a Berber family and learn about their way of life over fresh bread and mint tea. Continue to Kasbah Tamadot, a Richard Branson resort with spectacular vistas.

Or, choose your own itinerary with the help of a private driver and guide (from $120 a person). Maybe you just want to relax and experience the venerable Islamic hammam, or steam bath, updated at Les Bains de Marrakech.

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Make This Trip Your Own 1. Choose your accommodations. Decide from a selection of three levels of accommodations. Hivernage Hotel & Spa This hotel is walking distance from the Djemaa el Fna, making it ideally located for exploring this ancient city. The rooms offer a Zen atmosphere and are built with traditional materials. 4 days/3 nights From $1,395 per person

The Pearl Marrakech In the heart of the city, the Pearl Marrakech exudes the mystery and exoticism of another world. Its opulent interior blends precious marbles with sumptuous velvet and other rare textiles.

The Royal Mansour Built and owned by King Mohammed VI, this luxury hotel is a stone’s throw from the Koutoubia Mosque and Djemaa el Fna. Each riad, or room, has a rooftop terrace with views of the Atlas Mountains.

4 days/3 nights From $1,595 per person

4 days/3 nights From $3,195 per person

2. Choose your add-ons. Customize your tour with optional activities for greater cultural insights. ADD-ON

Pottery workshop Make your own tagine From $95 per person

ADD-ON

Belly-dancing lesson Two-hour private lesson From $95 per person

ADD-ON

Atlas Mountains Eight hours with a private driver and guide From $370 per person

ADD-ON

Design your day Four hours with a private driver and guide From $120 per person

3. Decide when you want to go. With no set departure dates, you are free to travel on a date of your choosing.

4. Call us to start planning. Accommodation, add-ons and date chosen, call us at 844 761 7001 to start planning your trip. We can even book your flights for you. Prices valid for 2017. Prices listed are per person, double occupancy. Total does not include internal or international air where required. Prices will vary based on accommodations and departure date chosen.

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Tel Aviv-Jaffa Tel Aviv-Jaffa has 300 days of sunshine, the better to enjoy the pristine Mediterranean beaches. The high energy and carefree attitudes of Tel Avivians extend late into the night, and even into the traditionally Arab Jaffa, which is full of hipsters and history. With an itinerary suggested by The New York Times, explore the area by bicycle and on a private tour of its vibrant market, included in your itinerary. Visit its iconic flea market, or experience late night, Tel Aviv-style. Add extras like a culinary tour or a one-on-one conversation with a geopolitical expert to make this a unique adventure, or design your own itinerary with a private driver and guide. 4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS FROM $1,695

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS Take a privately guided tour of Shuk Ha’Carmel Market, the city’s largest, as part of your package. Explore the city on an included four-hour guided bike tour.

ASIA Trip Category HISTORY & CONTEXT

ISRAEL


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DAY 1

Tel Aviv After Dark

When you arrive, maybe you’ll want to brush up on your Hebrew skills or start to learn it in a private two-hour lesson with a local language expert (from $145 a person). Then, learn why Tel Aviv gained a reputation as a culinary destination that goes far beyond falafel, hummus and grilled meats. Meir Adoni runs four restaurants that put Israel’s new cuisine on display. If you’re still awake after dinner, see how late Tel Aviv stays up by wandering to the funky bar and cafe at Rothschild 12, where D.J.s and live bands take over the back room, and people watching is great from the sidewalk cafe.


DAY 2

Freewheeling on Two Wheels You might start with breakfast at the vegetarian Café Xoho, or at Brew Shop Coffee. Take a privately guided visit to Shuk Ha’Carmel, or Carmel Market, included. Then, explore Tel Aviv on a guided bicycle tour (included). Navigate the White City, famous for its Art Deco and Bauhaus architecture, and the Arabic Old City of Jaffa. Perhaps you’ll cool off with frozen yogurt or gelato from Anita Ice Cream. Cycle to Neve Tzedek, the first Jewish neighborhood built outside Jaffa. You can end the day at the beach, maybe at Manta Ray, a great spot for seafood.

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DAY 4

A Focus on Food

DAY 3

Jaffa by Day, Jaffa by Night Immerse yourself in current affairs by spending two hours in an intimate conversation with a local geopolitical expert (from $325 a person). Or in Jaffa, visit Shuk Hapishpeshim, which transforms from a flea market to a wonderland of cafes and restaurants after dark. Try Puaa, where you can eat homey food among flea market acquisitions, or Shaffa Bar, for tapas and a haircut. Later, maybe head for Anna Loulou, a cultural center and underground bar in Old Jaffa, for the full diversity of Tel Aviv and Jaffa. Or design your own adventure with a private driver-guide (from $435 a person).


Perhaps you want to end your time with a sixhour private Israeli culinary experience (from $495 a person). Start with breakfast in a local’s haunt in the Carmel Market. Your private chef will guide you through the stalls of fruits, vegetables and spices, shopping for your cooking lesson. Then join the chef in the kitchen to create dishes, based on authentic Israeli and ethnic recipes with the fresh ingredients from the market. Feast on your delicious creations. Transfers, breakfast and lunch are included in this optional activity. Then, extend your time or head for home.

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Make This Trip Your Own 1. Choose your accommodations. Decide from a selection of three levels of accommodations. The Market House This hotel, next to the Jaffa Clock Tower and Flea Market, contains the archaeological remains of a Byzantine chapel. 4 days/3 nights From $1,695 per person

The Rothschild Hotel An eclectic structure under strict preservation by Unesco and the Tel Aviv municipality, paying homage to the Zionist vision and activity of Baron Edmond de Rothschild, who contributed greatly to the establishment of Israel.

The Norman Tel Aviv This hotel is a fusion of 1920s elegance and exceptional service, housed in two historic buildings, superbly restored to their unique architectural splendor. 4 days/3 nights From $2,195 per person

4 days/3 nights From $1,895 per person

2. Choose your add-ons. Customize your tour with optional activities for greater cultural insights. ADD-ON

Hebrew lesson Two hours with local language expert From $145 per person

ADD-ON

Conversation with geopolitical expert Spend two hours in conversation From $325 per person

ADD-ON

Design your day Eight hours with a private driver and guide From $435 per person

ADD-ON

Israeli culinary experience Cooking lesson and lunch From $495 per person

3. Decide when you want to go. With no set departure dates, you are free to travel on a date of your choosing.

4. Call us to start planning. Accommodation, add-ons and date chosen, call us at 844 761 7001 to start planning your trip. We can even book your flights for you. Prices valid for 2017. Prices listed are per person, double occupancy. Total does not include internal or international air where required. Prices will vary based on accommodations and departure date chosen.

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Tokyo Tokyo is more than 400 years old, and some joke that many people there are, too. But Tokyo is also the home of a huge youth culture that has been shaping the city in recent years the same way its history of earthquakes, fire and war has done. On this itinerary suggested by The New York Times, with English-speaking guides, have dinner at a typical Japanese izakaya and a privately guided tour of Tokyo’s highlights, both included. You can sample the hyperactive hip shopping districts, slurp a bowl of ramen or enjoy the fresh seafood. Add on a private Japanese lesson, a sake tasting or a privately guided tour of the Yushukan War Memorial Museum or design your own itinerary.

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS Eat with a private guide in an izakaya, where typical Japanese workers go for dinner, included in your package. Tour many of the iconic sites of Tokyo with a private driver and guide, including a privately guided visit to the Edo-Tokyo Museum, included in your package.

ASIA Trip Category FOOD & WINE HISTORY & CONTEXT

4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS FROM $2,695 JAPAN


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DAY 1

Eat Like a Local Begin your time in Tokyo right by joining a guide and dining like a local, at an izakaya, with dinner and a drink in your package. Izakaya are casual places where the locals typically stop for after-work drinks and food. Try many Japanesestyle dishes such as tempura, boiled dishes, grilled seafood and more, over lively conversation and a glass of sake.

DAY 2

Tokyo’s Iconic Sights


Take a private city tour, seeing landmarks like the Imperial Palace and the EdoTokyo Museum, included. For lunch, you might try the tempura at Aoi Marushin, in business since 1946. At Mugi to Olive, the signature dish is clam ramen; the tiny Kagari often has lines out the door with diners seeking chicken ramen.

Shops in Takeshita Dori cater to fashionable teens, while European designer outlets are nearby. More unusual is Maach Ecute Kanda Manseibashi, a riverside complex under an old railroad station. You can take a private lesson in Japanese, focused on travel conversations (from $585 a person).

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DAY 3

Reflections of Water, or the Past

You might want to add on a privately guided visit to the Yushukan War Memorial Museum (from $585 a person), dedicated to Japanese war dead. Maybe you want to cruise from Hinode Pier at the edge of Tokyo Bay into the heart of the city on the Sumida River, or cruise across the bay to Odaiba. Or hire a private driver and guide (from $585 a person). Or use your access to an exclusive reservation line to plan a long evening for kaiseki, a lengthy dinner in which each of the many courses has its own artful presentation, perhaps at Hinokizaka, with stunning views.


DAY 4

A Sake Lesson

Learn more about sake on a tasting tour with a private driver and guide (from $625 a person). A delicate, yet complex, rice liquor, sake has steadily become an international trend among connoisseurs and general consumers. To end on a frenzied note, go to Akihabara, the center of the world for gamers and fans of anime. Don Quijote has eight floors of just about everything, from the gamers on the top floor to retail floors selling the essentials of cosplay and the schoolgirl look. As you get closer to street level, the merchandise becomes more traditional, if the arrangement of it does not.

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Make This Trip Your Own 1. Choose your accommodations. Decide from a selection of three levels of accommodations. Shinagawa Prince Hotel This hotel, set in a high-rise and modern towers in southern Tokyo, has 11 restaurants, a karaoke lounge, an aquarium, a movie theater, a bowling alley and indoor tennis courts and driving ranges.

Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa This contemporary upmarket hotel in southern Tokyo is close to Epson Aqua and the Hatakeyama Kinenkan museum. 4 days/3 nights From $2,895 per person

4 days/3 nights From $2,695 per person

The Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo, Autograph Collection Nestled among gardens and trees, this chic, contemporary hotel in southern Tokyo features air bubble baths in every room, a casual Italian cafe, a Japanese steakhouse and a sophisticated spa. 4 days/3 nights From $3,195 per person

2. Choose your add-ons. Customize your tour with optional activities for greater cultural insights. ADD-ON

Private Japanese language lesson At the Yanesen Culture Centre From $585 per person

ADD-ON

Yushukan War Memorial Museum Four-hour privately guided visit From $585 per person

ADD-ON

Design your day Four hours with a private driver-guide From $585 per person

ADD-ON

Sake tasting tour With private driver and guide From $625 per person

3. Decide when you want to go. With no set departure dates, you are free to travel on a date of your choosing.

4. Call us to start planning. Accommodation, add-ons and date chosen, call us at 844 761 7001 to start planning your trip. We can even book your flights for you. Prices valid for 2017. Prices listed are per person, double occupancy. Total does not include internal or international air where required. Prices will vary based on accommodations and departure date chosen.

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Reykjavik Reykjavik is no longer just a place to change planes. Emerging from a crippled economy and a major volcanic eruption, Iceland is welcoming visitors with a new vibe. New restaurants are embracing fresh local fare, including horse and puffin, and the relatively new club and bar scene attracts locals and hipsters taking advantage of long summer days. On this itinerary, inspired by The New York Times, take a privately guided tour of the city and nearby Videy Island, home to ancient churches and contemporary art, and dine in the home of an Icelandic family, both included in your package. Add on a whale-watching trip, horseback riding, glacier walking or hiking, or you can design your own itinerary with a private guide. 4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS FROM $2,495

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS Tour Iceland’s largest city with a private guide, included in your itinerary. Visit nearby Videy Island, a windswept place that includes ancient stone buildings and contemporary artworks by Yoko Ono and Richard Serra, part of your package. Immerse yourself in Icelandic food and culture by joining a local family in their home for an intimate three-hour evening of home cooking, eating, laughter and sharing stories.

EUROPE Trip Category ARTS & CULTURE FOOD & WINE

ICELAND


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DAY 1

Art, Art and More Art

Dive in to Reykjavik’s rich art scene. You might want to start at the Gallery, displaying major international and Icelandic artists. Nearby is Hafnarhus, home of the Reykjavik Art Museum’s contemporary collections. Street art includes a glittering glacial snowcap by the Danish artist Theresa Himmer. You might want to stop at Mokka-Kaffi, a quiet coffee shop that seems to have changed little since it opened in 1958. Immerse yourself in Icelandic food and culture by joining a local family in their home for an intimate evening of home cooking, eating, laughter and sharing stories, included in your package.


DAY 2

Reykjavik, by Land and by Sea You might start the day with a two-mile walk along the waterfront toward the lighthouse on Grotta Island, with great views of the majestic Esja mountain range. Join your guide for a walking tour of Reykjavik, included. See the Parliament and Hallgrimskirkja church, then take a ferry to the island of Videy. The church here is the oldest in Iceland. Once back in Reykjavik, see if there’s something on at the Harpa concert hall. For dinner, if you’re feeling adventurous, try Grillmarkadurinn, which serves horse, puffin and whale. For something a little less exotic but still different, Forrettabarinn serves creative small plates.

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DAY 3

Stay In, or Go Out? You could decide to travel to Thorsmork (from $1,750 a person) to hike and take in stunning views in Iceland. Or take a south shore day trip (from $1,960 a person) to visit the area surrounding Eyjafjallajokull, the volcano whose 2010 eruption closed down air traffic over the Atlantic Ocean, and the Thorvaldseyri Volcano Museum. Or design an itinerary with a private driver-guide (from $1,175 a person). In Reykjavik, experience the runtur, or pub crawl. Start at Saemundur i Sparifotunum, a laid-back gastropub. Later, try Slippbarinn, more subdued than most. End the night (or morning) at Kaffibarinn, more house party than nightclub.


DAY 4

Taking It Easier

If you had a good runtur, you might take it easier before your time in Iceland ends. What’s easier than shopping? Downtown has Kiosk, a co-op of eight young designers. If you can’t leave without an Icelandic sweater or something to keep you warm, stop at Geysir. If you’re up for more adventure, go horseback riding for two hours through bushy hills and moss-covered lava fields (from $155 a person). Or get back to the sea for a two-hour whale-watching safari on a specially constructed rigid, inflatable boat (RIB), designed to get you close to the wildlife (from $335 a person).

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Make This Trip Your Own 1. Choose your accommodations. Decide from a selection of three levels of accommodations. Skuggi Hotel This new hotel is close to one of the oldest streets in Reykjavik, Hverfisgata, and is walking distance from Iceland’s main shopping street, Laugavegur. 4 days/3 nights From $2,495 per person

Alda Hotel In the vibrant center of Reykjavik, this hotel is on the city’s main shopping street, Laugavegur, close to restaurants and bars.

101 Hotel Reykjavik’s only boutique hotel, it is named after the city’s 101 nightlife district, where its minimalist, contemporary look fits right in.

4 days/3 nights From $2,795 per person

4 days/3 nights From $3,295 per person

2. Choose your add-ons. Customize your tour with optional activities for greater cultural insights. ADD-ON

Super jeep excursion Private, eight-hour tour to Thorsmork From $1,750 per person ADD-ON

Horseback riding Two hours through hills and lava fields From $155 per person

ADD-ON

South shore day trip Eight-hour trip with a private guide From $1,960 per person

ADD-ON

Design your day Ten hours with a private driver-guide From $1,175 per person

ADD-ON

Whale-watching safari Two hours on a specially constructed RIB From $335 per person

3. Decide when you want to go. With no set departure dates, you are free to travel on a date of your choosing.

4. Call us to start planning. Accommodation, add-ons and date chosen, call us at 844 761 7001 to start planning your trip. We can even book your flights for you. Prices valid for 2017. Prices listed are per person, double occupancy. Total does not include internal or international air where required. Prices will vary based on accommodations and departure date chosen.

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Belfast Belfast spent a quarter-century in deep conflict with itself, then another quartercentury recovering. In the meantime, it has developed a vibrant restaurant scene (though you can still find the traditional Ulster fry breakfasts), award-winning architecture and a new cosmopolitanism. See some of the iconic sites of the Troubles and other Belfast sites with your own driver, and visit the area and museum dedicated to the Titanic, both included. Customize your visit with trips to the Old Bushmills distillery, the Giants Causeway or “Game of Thrones� filming sites. Or design your own tour with a private car and driver. With this itinerary inspired by The New York Times, experience firsthand the walkability, friendliness, pleasures and pints of this brogue-filled city. 4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS FROM $1,595

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS See the city with a private black cab and driver, visiting some of the sites of the Troubles as well as other iconic neighborhoods of Belfast, included in your package. Visit the Titanic Quarter with a private guide, seeing the museum dedicated to that ill-fated ship, included in your package.

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NORTHERN IRELAND


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DAY 1

The Troubles and a Pint

Take a private black cab tour, included, and learn from a driver likely to have personal stories about the Troubles. See the remnants of this turbulent past in the form of murals adorning buildings and walls. See the Classical Renaissance architecture of the city hall and continue to the Parliament buildings. Head to East Belfast, and then to the Cathedral Quarter. Later, maybe you’ll want a pint at the famous Crown Liquor Saloon, a quintessential Northern Irish “gin palace.” For dinner, try to get reservations for Mourne Seafood Bar, one of the (surprisingly) few places serving locally caught fish.


DAY 2

Experience the Titanic The “Ulster fry” is not for the faint of heart: Most include eggs, bacon, sausages, fried tomato, soda bread and maybe black pudding. At Brights, add potato bread and grilled mushrooms. Then, meet a private guide for a tour of the Titanic Quarter, included. See where the Titanic was built and learn the history of shipbuilding in Belfast.

Visit the Titanic Belfast, a museum that looks like a modern ship. Later, you might go see St. Anne’s Cathedral and, among the pubs and restaurants in what is now a trendy neighborhood, you might choose Hadskis, focusing on local ingredients.

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DAY 3

Country or Culture?

Today, you might take a day trip (from $850 a person) to the Giant’s Causeway, thousands of hexagonal-shaped basalt columns that extend out into the North Atlantic, and visit the nearby Bushmills Distillery. Or stay in Belfast and stroll the Botanic Gardens, a 28-acre swath of lawns and trees, and the nearby Ulster Museum. For lunch, maybe try Robinson & Cleaver, in a former linen warehouse, or the Duke of York, where the Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams tended bar in the ’60s. For dinner, try to get into OX, another new arrival, which looks out over the River Lagan.


DAY 4

Art or the Real “Game of Thrones” Check out what’s happening at the Metropolitan Art Center, opened in 2012. Another option: “Game of Thrones” fans can experience the real Westeros with a visit to the Winterfell Castle movie set at Castle Ward with a private guide and driver (from $675 a person). Explore the castle and over 1,000 acres of land used during the filming of the popular TV series, hear stories about the film sets and maybe even some insider gossip. Meet some Direwolves before heading back to Belfast. Or, you can hire a private guide and driver (from $400 a person) and design your own itinerary.

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Make This Trip Your Own 1. Choose your accommodations. Decide from a selection of three levels of accommodations. Malmaison In a former seed warehouse, the hotel’s comfortable beds, free-standing bathtubs and hospitality are the biggest in Ireland, a few minutes from the Victoria shopping center and Titanic Quarter.

Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast This vibrant, modern and luxurious boutique property is in the heart of Belfast on Great Victoria Street. 4 days/3 nights From $1,695 per person

Merchant Hotel Belfast In the heart of Cathedral Quarter, this five-star property is in a listed sandstone building designed in the 1850s as headquarters for the Ulster Bank. 4 days/3 nights From $1,995 per person

4 days/3 nights From $1,595 per person

2. Choose your add-ons. Customize your tour with optional activities for greater cultural insights. ADD-ON

Trip north of Belfast Eight hours with a private driver and guide From $850 per person

ADD-ON

“Game of Thrones” experience With private driver and guide From $675 per person

ADD-ON

Design your day Four hours with a private guide and driver From $400 per person

3. Decide when you want to go. With no set departure dates, you are free to travel on a date of your choosing.

4. Call us to start planning. Accommodation, add-ons and date chosen, call us at 844 761 7001 to start planning your trip. We can even book your flights for you. Prices valid for 2017. Prices listed are per person, double occupancy. Total does not include internal or international air where required. Prices will vary based on accommodations and departure date chosen.

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Amalfi Coast The 30-mile stretch of Italian coast has cliffs towering above pebbled coves and villages that hug improbably steep slopes. On this itinerary inspired by The New York Times, let a private driver navigate its scenic (and harrowing) turns from Positano to Ravello and beyond, and take a multicourse cooking class, both included in your package. Stay in Positano, the most-visited of the towns and villages, or Praiano, but also travel to Sorrento, Ravello and Amalfi. You can add on a pizza-making class, a tasting of the tart limoncello the area is known for, a trip to the ruins of Pompeii or a visit to an artist’s studio, or you can design your own itinerary. 4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS FROM $1,895

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS Sit back and enjoy the views as your private driver navigates the stunning scenery of the Amalfi Coast, included in your package. Learn to cook Italian style in a small class at the Buca di Bacco cooking school, included in your package.

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ITALY


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DAY 1

Food? Of Course. It’s Italy Italy is about food, so you might as well just plunge in. After you arrive in Positano, make your way to the Buca di Bacco cooking school to attend a four-hour small-group cooking lesson, included in your package. Learn to create a multicourse feast of traditional local cuisine with the help of a chef, then finish your experience with your dinner and good company. Dating to the early 1900s, Buca di Bacco is one of the oldest establishments in Positano.


DAY 2

Along the Cliffs of Amalfi

You might want to have breakfast at Casa e Bottega, which relies on fresh, organic food. Then, join your private driver-guide on a six-hour excursion along the romantic coastal road, included in your package, as it twists, turns and loops along, through and past Sorrento, Amalfi and Ravello. Stop in Amalfi for a privately guided tour of the Duomo. Continue to the enchanting village of Ravello, said to have the best views along the coast. In Positano, you might try dinner at Ristorante Casa Mele, specializing in regional dishes.

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DAY 3

Decisions, Decisions Get deeper into Italian cooking and take a private vehicle (from $495 a person, lunch included) to a farmhouse overlooking the Bay of Naples and Salerno. Taste some of the local products and learn how to make pizza and mozzarella. Another food-related option is a trip to Sorrento (from $295 a person), to a small limoncello producer to view the process and enjoy a tasting. Or travel with a private driver-guide to Pompeii (from $495 a person), destroyed by the Mount Vesuvius eruption in 79 B.C. You can also design your own itinerary with a private driver and guide (from $390 a person).


DAY 4

Down to the Sea This might be a good day to get a view of the Amalfi Coast from the water. The Travelmar ferry can take you from Positano to Amalfi, Minori, Maiori or even all the way to Sorrento, cruising past coves carved into the cliffs. In Maiori, you can have a snack at Pasticceria Napoli, which serves exemplary sfogliatelle, ricotta-filled pastries.

Or go with a private driver to Torre a Mare, an 800-year-old limestone watchtower that is now home to the gallery and studio of the artist Paolo Sandulli (from $210 a person). Try an aperitivo at Il Pirata, with a stone terrace beside the sea.

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Make This Trip Your Own 1. Choose your accommodations. Decide from a selection of three levels of accommodations. Hotel Marincanto Positano This family-run boutique hotel is in the most beautiful part of Positano overlooking the Lido l’Encanto beach. 4 days/3 nights From $1,895 per person

Le Sirenuse Positano This intimate building was once the summer house of four Neapolitan brothers, who opened the hotel in 1951, and is one of Italy’s leading seaside luxury hotels. 4 days/3 nights From $2,195 per person

Casa Angelina Lifestyle Praiano This luxury property is perched between soaring pine-covered mountains and a deep sapphire sea. The sleek all-white rooms are contrasted by the wild and whimsical colors of Murano glass sculptures. 4 days/3 nights From $2,395 per person

2. Choose your add-ons. Customize your tour with optional activities for greater cultural insights. ADD-ON

Day trip to Sorrento Six-hour tour, includes limoncello tasting From $295 per person ADD-ON

Visit Paolo Sandulli studio Three hours with a private driver From $210 per person

ADD-ON

Excursion to Pompeii Travel with a private driver and guide From $495 per person

ADD-ON

Design your day Six hours with a private driver and guide From $390 per person

ADD-ON

Culinary excursion Learn how to make pizza and mozzarella From $495 per person

3. Decide when you want to go. With no set departure dates, you are free to travel on a date of your choosing.

4. Call us to start planning. Accommodation, add-ons and date chosen, call us at 844 761 7001 to start planning your trip. We can even book your flights for you. Prices valid for 2017. Prices listed are per person, double occupancy. Total does not include internal or international air where required. Prices will vary based on accommodations and departure date chosen.

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Porto Porto is, of course, known for its wine. But whether you’re a fan of ruby or tawny port, you can discover why Porto is also known as Portugal’s best food city. Trendy restaurants and concept stores contrast with its stunning buildings, some dating to the 12th century, some modern. In an itinerary inspired by The New York Times, experience the city’s culinary best in a privately guided walking tour of the old town with a local food expert, and a visit to the heart of port wine production with a private driver and guide, both included. Add on a full day tour in the Alto Douro wine region or a walk-and-learnphotography lesson, or design your own itinerary with a private driver and guide. 4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS FROM $1,695

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS Immerse yourself in Porto’s culinary scene on a threehour private walking tour with a culinary guide, included in your package. Visit some of Portugal’s most famous wine producers in a four-hour private tasting tour, sampling many varieties of port, included in your package.

EUROPE Trip Category FOOD & WINE

PORTUGAL


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DAY 1

Porto and Its Food

Get to know Porto through its food on a threehour walking tour of the old town with a private guide, included in your package. Sample traditional Portuguese dishes like bolinho de bacalhau codfish and nata sweet pastry. See if you can get the guide to stop at Caldeireiros, a recent addition serving petiscos, the Portuguese version of tapas. Try the alheira de caça, a sausage made with white meats like rabbit and chicken, or a pork loin sandwich topped with melted local cheese (payable locally). If you’re ready to just sit in a quiet bar, you might pick Garrafeira AMS, a cozy wine shop with a few Portuguese wines by the glass.


DAY 2

Porto and Its Wine

You can start the day with a visit to any of Porto’s bakeries, such as Confeitaria Serrana. Then join your private driver and guide for a four-hour wine discovery. On the south bank of the Douro, visit one of the most prestigious wine houses, W.&J. Graham’s. You might also visit a place like Vinologia to taste a wider selection of ports. Then, maybe it’s time for shopping. The Centro Comercial Bombarda has many local designers, or visit Feeting Room for shoes and leather goods, including the Porto brand Maria Maleta. For dinner, see if you can get into Cantinho do Avillez.

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DAY 3

More Wine or What? One option is a day trip with a private driver and guide (from $615 a person) to the Douro Valley. Stop at the Sandeman winery for a tour, tasting and views. Continue to the port of Pinhão and the glazed tiles of the railway station and go to the Casa de Mateus, featured on the label of the rosé wine. In Porto, perhaps lunch can be at Brasão Cervejaria. Porto has three Michelin-starred restaurants — Largo do Paço, Pedro Lemos and The Yeatman — but you can eat Pedro Lemos’s food at Stash the Sandwich Room. Experience the late-night scene at Café Candelabro, a bookshop, café and bar.


DAY 4

Views and Memories You might want to walk across the bi-level Ponte de Dom Luís I over the River Douro to Vila Nova de Gaia. You can return via the teleférico cable car. Once back in Ribeira, you might want to stop at Armazém, one of the many warehouses being converted to multiuse spaces, and shop for souvenirs, vintage artwork or

clothes and handbags by local designers. You might want to take a private photography walking tour (from $285 a person) to help you create memorable images of Porto. You can also design your own itinerary with a private driver and guide for four hours (from $265 person).

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Make This Trip Your Own 1. Choose your accommodations. Decide from a selection of three levels of accommodations. NH Collection Porto Batalha In a renovated 18th-century palace, this hotel was once the home of a prominent wine-producing family, and most recently was the city’s main post office. 4 days/3 nights From $1,695 per person

InterContinental Porto — Palacio Das Cardosas Close to the Bolhão Market, Ribeira District and the Clérigos Church, the hotel is in a newly renovated 18thcentury palace overlooking Porto’s elegant main square. 4 days/3 nights From $1,795 per person

The Yeatman Hotel This Relais & Châteaux hotel is on a hill on the south bank of the River Douro, giving every room breathtaking, panoramic views over the historic center of Porto. 4 days/3 nights From $1,995 per person

2. Choose your add-ons. Customize your tour with optional activities for greater cultural insights. ADD-ON

Douro Valley Day trip with a private driver and guide From $615 per person

ADD-ON

Private photography tour Four-hour walking tour From $285 per person

ADD-ON

Design your day Four hours with a private driver and guide From $265 per person

3. Decide when you want to go. With no set departure dates, you are free to travel on a date of your choosing.

4. Call us to start planning. Accommodation, add-ons and date chosen, call us at 844 761 7001 to start planning your trip. We can even book your flights for you. Prices valid for 2017. Prices listed are per person, double occupancy. Total does not include internal or international air where required. Prices will vary based on accommodations and departure date chosen.

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Mexico City Even as Mexico struggles with drug violence and corruption, its capital attracts a young, hip, cosmopolitan group drawn to the new restaurants, clubs and boutiques, as well as to the stunning array of museums. On this itinerary suggested by The New York Times, tour the city with a private guide and see the new buildings contrasted with the old (included). Take a cooking class and mezcal tasting, also included. You can add on a full day meeting emerging designers and learning about their work, or head out of the city on an optional trip to see TeotihuacĂĄn, the pyramid city. Spend time in the museums, markets, shops or clubs of Mexico City, or design your own optional itinerary with a private guide. 4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS FROM $1,295

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS Take a privately guided tour of Mexico City’s top sites, included in your package. Learn the secrets of Mexican cooking in a private cooking class and mezcal tasting, also part of your package.

NORTH AMERICA Trip Category ARTS & CULTURE FOOD & WINE

MEXICO


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DAY 1

Jump Right In

Get acquainted with Mexico City on a privately guided architecture and city tour, included. The highlights are a private, special access visit to the Luis Barragรกn House and Studio, the former residence of the architect, and a private visit to the colorful Casa Gilardi, another Barragรกn masterpiece.

Finish with a climb to the top of the Monumento a la Independencia, the Angel of Independence, for sweeping views. For dinner, see if you can get into Quintonil. A venture between a young chef and an experienced one, the restaurant draws on pre-Hispanic ingredients to produce elegantly reinvented Mexican cuisine.


DAY 2

Tortilla Secrets

Breakfast could be at Fonda Mayora, from the chef at Restaurante Nicos. Then, take a private cooking lesson on tortilla making and mezcal tastings, included. Learn to make your own tortillas and tacos using seasonal ingredients, and eat them accompanied by tastings of mezcal or tequila. For hand-embroidered blouses and bags, stop in at Fรกbrica Social in La Roma. Try Goodbye Folk for custom-made shoes, David Pompa for handblown glass lights, Carla Fernรกndez for bold geometric clothes or Carmen Riรณn for colorful scarves. Mexico City is inland, but surf-and-turf restaurants abound. You might try La Docena (its name hints at its raw bar options).

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DAY 3

Meet the Designers, or Wander

Try Museo Casa del Risco, for medieval European art. Or head to the Museo del Carmen, a former monastery with a collection of mummies. You must eat at a market: The biggest is La Merced, and in La Roma, the smaller and more specialized Meche and Rafael’s meat stand serves just that.

You can take a private “Emerging Design” tour (from $515 a person) to meet cutting-edge jewelry, fashion, textiles and ceramic designers, or visit the ancient Teotihuacán pyramids (from $315 a person). For a bar-hopping evening, head to Condesa and Baltra, then move on to La Clandestina, with more than 20 mezcals.


DAY 4

The Decorative Arts Try to beat the crowds and have breakfast at Lardo, where the hip and well-heeled go. If you can, try to visit the Franz Mayer Museum, an overlooked gem, Latin America’s largest collection of decorative arts, housed in an 18th-century building with a quiet cloister. You can spend hours here examining the silver collection.

You can also design your own adventure with a private guide and driver (four hours, from $195 a person). Maybe you want to visit some of the smaller, picturesque towns close to Mexico City, or ask your guide for some local favorites.

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Make This Trip Your Own 1. Choose your accommodations. Decide from a selection of three levels of accommodations. Histórico Central Hotel This architectural gem in the heart of Mexico City’s historic district dates to the 1700s, but has been meticulously restored. 4 days/3 nights From $1,295 per person

Hotel Downtown Blending colonial 17thcentury grandeur with a raw industrial edge, this hotel integrates local indigenous culture into its concept, in the midst of the historic district.

The St. Regis Mexico City This hotel, designed by the legendary architect César Pelli and completed in fall 2009, rises 31 stories above the corner of the historic Paseo de la Reforma.

4 days/3 nights From $1,495 per person

4 days/3 nights From $1,695 per person

2. Choose your add-ons. Customize your tour with optional activities for greater cultural insights. ADD-ON

“Emerging Design” experience Meet Mexico’s cutting-edge designers From $515 per person

ADD-ON

Teotihuacá​n pyramids Privately guided day trip From $315 per person

ADD-ON

Design your day Four hours with a private driver and guide From $195 per person

3. Decide when you want to go. With no set departure dates, you are free to travel on a date of your choosing.

4. Call us to start planning. Accommodation, add-ons and date chosen, call us at 844 761 7001 to start planning your trip. We can even book your flights for you. Prices valid for 2017. Prices listed are per person, double occupancy. Total does not include internal or international air where required. Prices will vary based on accommodations and departure date chosen.

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Bogotá Bogotá is undergoing a culinary renaissance and a new hip verve. You’ll still find coffee and a vibrant arts scene that embraces street graffiti as political forum. On this itinerary inspired by The New York Times, roam the cafes and clubs with an expert and take a privately guided tour of the iconic Candelaria neighborhood, included in your package. Sample hot new restaurants or classics that have weathered the bad times. Add on a visit to a local neighborhood for a beer and to watch the locals play tejo, the national sport. Or add on a more in-depth look at the political art form that is street graffiti, or leave the city behind for a day trip to some surrounding towns. 4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS FROM $895

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS Walk with a local guide and sample some of the clubs and restaurants of Bogotá, (included in your package). Take a privately guided tour of La Candelaria and its iconic buildings and museums, including the Botero collection and the Museo del Oro, displaying many of Colombia’s gold artifacts, included in your package.

SOUTH AMERICA Trip Category ARTS & CULTURE FOOD & WINE

COLOMBIA


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DAY 1

A Taste of Bogotá

Join a local expert on a walking tour to get a sense of the scene, part of your package. Your guide will discuss the city’s politics and social diversity and the reason soup is on so many breakfast menus. Try a handcrafted beer at one of the city’s trendiest pubs and a cocktail in one of the most sophisticated bars in town, or you may choose instead a mouthwatering dessert in a famous local saloon. If you’re still hungry and it’s not too late, you can grab a snack at La Puerta Falsa, a hole-in-the-wall in La Candelaria that’s been in business since 1816.


DAY 2

La Candelaria Take a privately guided tour of the Candelaria, included in your package, learning the historical importance of Bogotá’s iconic buildings. Visit the Museo del Oro, the gold museum, and the Botero Museum. La Percha has Colombian designer clothing and Flora Ars & Natura has nature-themed exhibitions. You can also stop for coffee at Bourbon, or take a private guide and drive (from $155 a person) to a popular neighborhood for beer and tejo, the Colombian national sport. For dinner, try Gaira Café Cumbia House for dinner, music and a peek at a museum’s worth of historic Colombian music paraphernalia, or try to dine at Bruto.

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DAY 4

Take a Hike

DAY 3

The Art Scene in Depth, or a Day Trip? Have a Bogotán breakfast at Pastelería Florida, popular for decades. To further explore the art scene, consider an art, design and graffiti tour with a local driver and guide (from $115 a person) in a city where graffiti is a political art (and protected). You might stop for a coffee at La Peluquería, where you can also have your hair done, or head back to La Candelaria for a bowl of chicha, a mildly alcoholic beverage. Or consider a privately guided journey through Bogotá’s northern plateau (from $375 a person). For dinner, try to get reservations at Tábula, a skylight-filled restaurant.


Perhaps you want to design your tour with a private guide and driver (from $125 a person). Or take a privately guided visit to Paloquemao, the city’s main marketplace (from $55 a person). If you’re brave, try the jugo de borojo y cangrejo — a fruit shake with live river crabs meant to encourage virility. Or join the crowds of locals hiking up Monserrate, a 10,000-foot mountain that overlooks the city and is home to a 17th-century statue of the Fallen Christ. You can also take a funicular and cable car. The spectacular views encompass the sweep of the city.

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Make This Trip Your Own 1. Choose your accommodations. Decide from a selection of three levels of accommodations. W Bogotá This boutique property, centrally located in the upscale Santa Barbara business area, is a short stroll from the Usaquen district.

Hotel Sofitel Victoria Regia This five-star property in the northern section of the city, named for an Amazonian water lily, is close to galleries, restaurants and boutiques.

4 days/3 nights From $895 per person

4 days/3 nights From $1,095 per person

Four Seasons Casa Medina With its stone columns and handsome brick facade, this hotel, a recent member of the Four Seasons group, has been one of Bogotá’s luxury destinations for more than 60 years and is listed by the Colombian Ministry of Culture. 4 days/3 nights From $1,295 per person

2. Choose your add-ons. Customize your tour with optional activities for greater cultural insights. ADD-ON

Food and sports experience Private guide and driver From $155 per person

ADD-ON

Design your day Four hours with a private driver and guide From $125 per person

ADD-ON

Art, design and graffiti tour With a local driver and guide From $115 per person

ADD-ON

Bogotá’s northern plateau Eight-hour privately guided journey From $375 per person

ADD-ON

Visit to Paloquemao Two-hour privately guided tour From $55 per person

3. Decide when you want to go. With no set departure dates, you are free to travel on a date of your choosing.

4. Call us to start planning. Accommodation, add-ons and date chosen, call us at 844 761 7001 to start planning your trip. We can even book your flights for you. Prices valid for 2017. Prices listed are per person, double occupancy. Total does not include internal or international air where required. Prices will vary based on accommodations and departure date chosen.

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Delhi Delhi, old and new, is redolent with history (and the spices that make the food so irresistible). Often overlooked by visitors eager to go to the Taj Mahal or elsewhere or those concerned about security or pollution, Delhi is being fixed up by a government eager to restore its luster. As a result, Delhi has been attracting new waves of visitors. On this itinerary inspired by The New York Times, immerse yourself in the food and culture of Delhi with two private, four-hour guided excursions, one to Old Delhi and one to New Delhi, included in your package. Visit the grand mosque and forts of Old Delhi, then taste your way through bazaars and spice markets. Another day, do the same in New Delhi, seeing the colonial and modern sides of the city as you experience the evolution of India’s culinary scene. 4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS FROM $1,595

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS See the monument to Mahatma Gandhi, on the site of his funeral pyre, and the India Gate, commemorating the soldiers who gave their lives. Add on optional activities like an overnight trip to the Taj Mahal, a breakfast street food tour, a private cooking lesson, or tours of local museums.

ASIA Trip Category FOOD & WINE HISTORY & CONTEXT

INDIA


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DAY 1

Welcome to Delhi Take it easy today. You could wander to Shahpur Jat and Hauz Khas, two gentrifying neighborhoods, or take a threehour tour of the Crafts Museum (from $120 a person). Try spending the evening with a local family to learn how to create a typical Indian meal (from $120 a person).


DAY 2

The Wonders of Old Delhi Explore Old Delhi with a private guide (included). Authentic Old Delhi food is best enjoyed in the noisy labyrinthine lanes of the Chawri Bazar and Chandni Chowk and Jama Masjid. For a taste of what British Colonial India, you can head for a drink at the 1911 Bar at The Imperial hotel.

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DAY 3

The Wonders of New Delhi

Explore New Delhi with your guide (included). Later, you might take an optional walk of Hazrat Nizamuddin, inhabited since the 13th century (from $160 a person). If you can’t go to India without stopping at the Taj Mahal, take the optional overnight trip to Agra (from $795 a person, including guide and accommodations).


DAY 4

Breakfast and Culture

Try sampling the breakfast foods of Old Delhi on a walking tour (from $140 a person). Then, you might visit some of Delhi’s museums with a guide (from $140 a person), including the National Museum, the National Gallery of Modern Art, the Natural History Museum, the Railway Transport Museum and the Nehru Memorial Museum.

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Make This Trip Your Own 1. Choose your accommodations. Decide from a selection of three levels of accommodations. Haveli Dharampura This haveli, or traditional mansion, dates to 1887, its newly restored design reflecting the rich cultural heritage of the Mughal period. 4 days/3 nights From $1,595 per person

Taj Mahal Hotel Delhi Surrounded by gardens in the central part of the city, this five-star hotel is a showcase for local artifacts, from the intricate design work of the lobby’s domes to the golden inlay work.

The Leela Palace New Delhi This new, five-star luxury property in the diplomatic district blends the architecture of the North Indian palaces and the grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi.

4 days/3 nights From $1,795 per person

4 days/3 nights From $1,995 per person

2. Choose your add-ons. Customize your tour with optional activities for greater cultural insights. ADD-ON

Visit to the Taj Mahal and Red Fort of Agra Including accommodations and private driver and guide From $795 per person ADD-ON

Tour of the Crafts Museum Three hours with a private driver and guide From $120 per person

ADD-ON

Private cooking lesson in a local home Three hours with transfers, dinner included From $120 per person ADD-ON

Museum-hopping Four hours with private driver and guide From $140 per person

ADD-ON

Breakfast street food tour Four hours with private guide From $140 per person

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Heritage walk of Hazrat Nizamuddin Four hours with private driver and guide From $160 per person

3. Decide when you want to go. With no set departure dates, you are free to travel on a date of your choosing.

4. Call us to start planning. Accommodation, add-ons and date chosen, call us at 844 761 7001 to start planning your trip. We can even book your flights for you. Prices valid for 2017. Prices listed are per person, double occupancy. Total does not include internal or international air where required. Prices will vary based on accommodations and departure date chosen.

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Terms and conditions These are the terms under which we offer Times Journeys Tours. By registering and paying your deposit for a Tour, you are entering into this Participant Agreement with us. Please read these terms carefully before making a deposit or payment for a Tour. These terms may be supplemented by additional terms and conditions specific to your Tour (“Supplemental Terms”). In the event of a conflict between this agreement and the supplemental terms, the Supplemental Terms will apply. TIMES JOURNEYS PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT Times Journeys, a part of The New York Times Company, acts only as the trip sponsor and is not responsible for the acts or omissions of other parties. The trip described on the Times Journeys website (the “Website”) or in your brochure (the “Tour”) is provided by an independent tour operator named on the Website or in your brochure (the “Operator”). Times Journeys and the Operator are collectively referred to as “we” or “us.” The terms and conditions of this Participant Agreement apply to your Tour and the program for the Tour (the “Itinerary”). Pricing and Inclusions: Quoted Tour prices are per person, double occupancy except where indicated. Prices include programming, planning, handling and operational charges and are based on current rates of exchange, tariffs and taxes in effect at the time of publication. We reserve the right to increase Tour prices to cover increased costs, tariffs, taxes and V.A.T. received after prices are published and to reflect fluctuations in foreign exchange markets. We will not give a breakdown in the price of a Tour or its parts. Modification of Tour content size will not affect the published price. Exclusions: Quoted Tour prices exclude: trip insurance; airfares between points on the Tour; international airfare, including airfare and other transportation to and from the Tour (unless otherwise noted); costs associated with obtaining passports or entry visas; airport departure taxes (unless otherwise noted); excess baggage charges; gratuities to the Tour directors, drivers and guides; meals other than those specified in the Itinerary; sightseeing not included in the Itinerary; and personal expenses such as laundry, communication charges and optional activities (which are subject to availability). Reservations and Payments: The Tour deposit amount is listed on the Website or in your brochure. The deposit is required in order to confirm your booking. Upon receipt of the deposit, the Operator will send you confirmation of your booking. Your final payment date will be listed on the confirmation. If a Tour is already full, we may accept deposits on a standby basis. If space becomes available, you will have the choice of joining the Tour by paying in full or forfeiting the space in return for a refund of your deposit. Final payment is due ninety (90) days prior to departure unless otherwise indicated on the Website or in the brochure. If your reservation is made within ninety (90) days of departure, the entire cost of the trip must be paid at the time of the request in order to secure confirmation. Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation and medical insurance. The Operator will provide the insurance applications along with your booking confirmation. Any questions about what travel insurance does or does not cover should be addressed directly to the travel insurance company. If you decline insurance coverage, you will personally assume full responsibility for any financial loss associated with your travel arrangements, and you could lose your travel investment and/or have to pay more money to correct the situation. Single Travelers: Tour prices are based on double occupancy. Single travelers will be expected to pay the single supplement fee. Cancellation by You: We must receive your cancellation notice in writing by email, fax or overnight courier, and your cancellation date will be the date on which we receive your notice. Unless otherwise indicated on the Website or in the brochure, the following will apply. •

If we receive your cancellation notice ninety-one (91) days or more from the Tour departure date, we will refund fifty percent (50%) of the deposit amount and all of the Tour price to the extent that you have made that payment.

If we receive your cancellation notice ninety (90) to sixty-one (61) days prior to the departure date, we will retain twenty percent (20%) of the Tour price based on double occupancy, excluding optional payments.

If we receive your cancellation notice sixty (60) to thirty-one (31) days prior to the departure date, we will retain fifty percent (50%) of the Tour price based on double occupancy.

If we receive your cancellation notice thirty (30) days or fewer prior to the departure date, we will retain one hundred percent (100%) of the Tour price.

Any penalty imposed by an airline, including for airline service between points on the Tour (“Internal Air”) or travel to or from the Tour, is your responsibility.

Your decision not to participate on the Tour due to State Department warnings, fear of travel, illness or any other reason will be deemed a cancellation. If a flight or other delay for any reason prevents you from joining the Tour on the Tour departure date and time, you will be considered a no-show, and we cannot provide a full or partial refund or credit toward a future Tour, but you may join the Tour late if you wish. Air Transportation During the Tour: Internal Air is not included in the price of the Tour. Estimated Internal Air costs will be identified separately on the Website or in your brochure. Internal Air costs and availability are subject to change at any time prior to final payment for your Tour and we reserve the right to increase Tour prices accordingly. We will not change your seat assignment request on commercial aircraft without your permission. However, airlines often change seat assignments to satisfy their loyalty members or because of equipment changes (aircraft type). We are not notified of these changes in advance, and often travelers are not made aware of these changes until they arrive at the airport. We cannot be responsible for seat assignment changes made by the airline. Frequent flier programs are private agreements between airlines and passengers, and we cannot be held responsible for mileage discrepancies involving airline loyalty reward programs. Passports and Visas: You are solely responsible for complying with passport and visa requirements. For U.S. travelers, international travel requires a passport valid six (6) months beyond your intended return travel date. In many cases, you will also need to have multiple consecutive blank visa pages within your passport (the number varies depending on the destination(s)). Many destinations also require that visas be obtained prior to travel. It is recommended that you check with the U.S. Department of State website for the latest passport and visa requirements. Cancellation or Substitution by Us: We will make commercially reasonable efforts to keep the Itinerary as it has been published; however, the final Itinerary may vary due to availability and factors beyond our control. We may in our sole discretion substitute services such as hotels or goods of similar quality for any service or good stated in the Itinerary. If a Times Journeys speaker (“Speaker”) cancels, the Operator will make every effort to find a replacement. You will not be refunded in whole or in part when the Operator is unable to find a replacement Speaker. We reserve the right to cancel any Tour because of inadequate enrollment that makes the trip economically infeasible to operate or because of our concerns with respect to the safety, health or welfare of our travelers or staff. If we cancel a Tour, our liability is limited to a full refund of your payments to us and we will not be liable for any other costs, damages or refunds of any kind for any loss, delay, inconvenience, disappointment or expense whatsoever in such circumstances. If a Tour in progress must be interrupted or canceled, our liability shall be strictly limited to refund of the recoverable cost of any unused portion of the Tour. Other Taxes and Fees: Some governments charge departure taxes and/or fees. These fees are the responsibility of each passenger traveling to the designated country and are not included in the Tour price unless stated.


Baggage: We assume no liability for loss or damage to baggage in transit to and from a Tour or while on a Tour. We recommend purchasing a supplemental travel insurance package. Children: Unless otherwise indicated in the Tour description, all Tour passengers must be at least ten (10) years of age. However, some activities contained within an Itinerary may have a different age restriction than the overall minimum age requirement, in which case details will be provided at the time of booking. We reserve the right to marginally exceed the published maximum group size on family Tours to accommodate a family. Suppliers Acts or Omissions: The Operator acts only as an independent contractor to supply or arrange for the travel services named in your Itinerary or otherwise to procure services or goods from third parties such as airlines, hotels and other lodging providers, local hosts, guides, bus lines, car rental companies, driving services, restaurants and providers of entertainment (the “Suppliers”). The Operator and Times Journeys assume no responsibility for any personal injury, property damage or other loss, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity which may be occasioned by reason of any act or omission of any of the Suppliers. Conduct During the Tour: You are responsible for respecting the authority and following the directions of the Tour guide and the laws of the countries in your Itinerary during a Tour. We may exclude you from participating in all or any part of the Tour if, in our sole discretion, your condition or behavior renders you unfit for the Tour or unfit for continuation once the Tour has begun. Unfitness may include, without limitation, any behavior that, regardless of its cause, is inappropriate or offensive or interferes with the delivery of Tour services or may constitute a hazard or embarrassment. In such case, our liability shall be strictly limited to refund of the recoverable cost of any unused portion of the Tour. Should you decide for any reason not to participate in certain parts of the Tour or use certain goods included in the Tour, no refunds will be made for those unused parts of the Tour or goods. You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any costs, damages, losses or liabilities arising out of (a) the actions or omissions of any minors traveling with you and (b) if you checked the box indicating that you are signing on behalf of yourself and your traveling companions, your companions’ claims that you were not authorized to agree to this Participant Agreement on their behalf. Limitation of Liability and Damages: In no event will we be liable for any injury, loss, claim, damage or any special, punitive, exemplary, direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages of any kind, whether based in contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise, that arise out of or are in any way connected with the Tour, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. Travel Advisories and Warnings: It is your responsibility to become informed about the most current travel advisories and warnings by referring to the U.S. State Department’s travel website at www.travel.state.gov or by phone at 888-407-4747. Force Majeure: We assume no responsibility for any personal injury, property damage or other loss, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity which may be occasioned by reason of any matter beyond our exclusive control, including, but not limited to, a delay or cancellation that causes you to miss all or any portion of the Tour; acts of God, acts of government, war, terrorist acts, riots, disaster, weather extremes or strikes. We have no special knowledge regarding the financial condition of the Suppliers, unsafe conditions, health hazards, weather hazards or climate extremes at locations to which you may travel. You understand that health care standards, facilities and services abroad may be different or even inadequate for treating health conditions. For information concerning possible dangers at foreign destinations, we recommend contacting the Travel Warnings Section of the U.S. State Department at 202-647-5225 or www.travel. state.gov, and click on “Travel Warnings.” For medical information, we recommend contacting the Centers for Disease Control at 877-FYI-TRIP or www.cdc.gov/travel. Assumption of Risks and Release: If you participate in activities during your Tour, certain risks and dangers may arise, including, but not limited to,

the risk of accidents in remote places without access to medical facilities, transportation or means of rapid evacuation and assistance; the hazards of traveling in unsafe or politically unstable areas or under unsafe conditions; the dangers of civil disturbances, war, extortion, kidnapping and terrorist activities; dangers and risks inherent in activities in underdeveloped countries; and dangers of local law enforcement activity. You hereby expressly assume all of these risks and dangers, and you hereby expressly agree to forever release, discharge and hold us and our agents, employees, officers and directors harmless against any and all liability, actions, causes of actions, suits, claims and demands of any and every kind and nature whatsoever, which you now have or which may hereafter arise out of or in connection with your Tour or participation in any activities in which you participate. Arbitration and Waiver of Trial by Jury: You agree to present any claims against us within ninety (90) days after the Tour ends and to file any suit within one (1) year of the incident, and you acknowledge that this expressly limits the applicable statute of limitations to one (1) year. In lieu of litigation and jury trials, each of which is expressly waived, any dispute concerning, relating or referring to this Participation Agreement, the brochure or any other literature concerning your trip or the Tour shall be resolved exclusively by binding arbitration in New York City, New York, according to the then-existing commercial rules of the American Arbitration Association. Such proceeding will be governed by the substantive law of the State of New York. The arbitrator(s) and not any federal, state or local court or agency shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, conscionability or formation of this Participant Agreement, including, but not limited to, any claim that all or any part of this Participant Agreement is void or voidable. General: You hereby consent to our use of pictures or video of you in our marketing materials without compensation. Facsimile or scanned transmission of any signed document shall be deemed delivery of an original. If there are any conflicts between this Participant Agreement and the Itinerary, this Participant Agreement shall apply. We reserve the right to decline to do business with anyone on a nondiscriminatory basis. Active Elements, Medical Conditions and Special Assistance: Some of our Tours incorporate active elements such as hiking, climbing or canoeing; you are responsible for familiarizing yourself with the level of activity that will be involved in your Tour. You must disclose in your Participant Information Form (or at such later time when you become aware of such a condition) any existing physical or mental illness, disability, pregnancy or any other condition which may create a health hazard for yourself or others during the Tour, or for which you may require medical attention or special accommodation during the Tour. We will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your needs, but you must notify us at the time of booking for a determination of what assistance we can reasonably provide. We regret that we cannot accommodate you if you have special needs for ordinary daily activities, such as walking and dining. In no instance will our Suppliers or we physically lift or assist you on to or off any vehicles. If we cannot accommodate your special needs, you must be accompanied by a companion who will be responsible for independently providing the needed assistance. We reserve the right to decline acceptance of anyone we consider unsuitable due to fitness level. We also reserve the right to remove you from the Tour, at your own expense, if your condition is such that it could create a hazard to you or others, or otherwise impact the enjoyment of other passengers. Quoted tour prices are per person, double occupancy except where indicated and subject to availability. Excludes internal and international air. Programs subject to change. All terms and conditions can be found at nytimes.com/timesjourneys or you can call 855-NYT-7979 and request a copy be sent to you. Abercrombie & Kent CST#2007274-20, Mountain Travel CST#2014882-10, Academic Travel Abroad CST#2059002-40, Insight Cruises CST#206538-40, Judy Perl Worldwide Travel LLC CST# 2122227-40.

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18

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From $1,695

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From $2,695

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66

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From $1,295

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82

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From $1,595

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  FOOD & WINE,

  HISTORY & CONTEXT


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