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SPRING 2013

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The Allure of Eastern Europe

This issue... A chat with Trafalgar’s CEO Exploring America’s National Parks Beijing: Beyond the Great Wall


Dear Traveler, I just read that Americans throw away 266 million vacation days every year! I couldn’t believe that number, but everything this Huffington Post article said about ‘why you should take a vacation right now’ rang true with me…So how long has it been since your last real vacation? I’ve decided this will be the year that I don’t waste a single day. This summer my family’s going on Trafalgar’s Tastes & Sounds of the South vacation. Not only will we be celebrating my son’s 21st birthday, but it’s one of my all-time bucket list destinations – Elvis, Memphis, country and blues, the music capital of the world – there’s nothing like this at home in Australia! I’m also lucky my work is about taking vacations. This Spring, I’m taking our sales team to one of our hottestselling destinations, Peru! During our meeting we’ll be exploring the sights, history and culture like you can only on a Trafalgar trip. So take the inspiration I did and make the most of every minute! Whether you have seven days, two weeks or a month, our trips are designed to take care of all the hassles so you can simply relax and soak up an insider’s view of the destination. What are you waiting for? Happy travels,

Machu Picchu, Peru

Paul Wiseman President, Trafalgar USA

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9 8 4 Eastern Europe Step into Eastern Europe’s most impressive cities: Prague, Vienna and Budapest 8

Be My Guest: Budapest Indulge in a Hungarian feast of the senses

9 Insider Profile – Gavin Tollman Trafalgar’s CEO reveals his own travel secrets 10 Top 5 Bucket List Destinations Discover what places our readers have set their sights on Cover image: Mexikoplatz church on Danube River, Vienna, Austria

11 WOW Moments Share your travel experience and win! 12 America’s National Parks Explore some of the hottest destinations in our own backyard 14 Beijing: Beyond the Great Wall Step back in time with some of Beijing’s hidden delights 16 Spain Experience the rhythms and flavors of this vibrant country 18 The World... At Your Leisure Venture into the world at your own pace with our At Leisure vacations 3


Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe is a majestic landscape dotted with glorious palaces, iconic battlefields, and imperial delights. Not as heavily visited as its western cousins, the countries of Eastern Europe hold a magnificence that is well worth a visit. Three cities in particular – Prague, Vienna and Budapest – showcase this region’s diverse treasures.

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Pruhonice Castle, Prague


Prague: The Most Beautiful City in the World

Charles Bridge

Prague Skyline Sculpture at Prague Castle

Prague is truly a golden city

with dreamy spires, an expansive castle, and the UNESCO-designated historical district that lies next to the Vltava River. Since Communism fell during the peaceful Velvet Revolution of 1989, Prague has prospered and restored many of its Art Nouveau and Baroque treasures. This jewel box of a city holds numerous delights for the intrepid traveler, from atmospheric bridges lined with statues to tucked-away neighborhoods holding small shops selling intricate Bohemian crystal. An expert Local Guide by your side is the best way to explore Prague’s delights, as a walk with one of them

will quickly open up the history and cultural lore of such famed spots as the Gothic marvel of St. Vitus’ Cathedral; Prague Castle, the biggest ancient palace in the world; the pedestrian-only Charles Bridge; and the incredible astronomical clock of Old Town Square. There are charming squares for prime people-watching and cafés on the river for taking in the local culture. Also renowned for its lively cultural scene, Prague teems with performers of all types, making this city the setting for some of the most amazing entertainment Europe has to offer. There are literally hundreds of concert halls, galleries, cinemas, night clubs, and theaters in the city. It just proves that the historical heart of Bohemia still beats in this gorgeous setting.

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Vienna:

Waltz Into a Dream

The State Burgtheatre

No one could fail to be impressed by imperial Vienna, the glorious home to some of

the greatest thinkers, creators, and philosophers the world has ever known. Situated as it is along the Danube River, the site has seen the rise and fall of many cultures, including the Celts, the Romans, the Magyars, the great Babenburg Dynasty, the powerful Habsburgs, the Ottoman Empire, Napoleon’s French forces, the Austro-Hungarians, and the Germans. Each group left their mark, which can now be seen in such regal monuments as the impressive Hofburg Palace, the stately Parliament building, and the ornate St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Music is one of Vienna’s great legacies and more famous composers have lived here than any other city in the

world, earning it the nickname as the “City of Music.” World-class performers still sing from the stage of the grandiose State Opera House, and smaller theaters produce eclectic experimental plays and cabaret. More than four hundred balls are performed in various palaces throughout the city each year, and revelers have the opportunity to dance to fantastic live orchestras at parties that last through the night. Of course, no visit would be complete without stepping into one of Vienna’s ubiquitous coffee houses for refreshment and friendly conversation. Who knows, you may just be occupying the same seat as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sigmund Freud, Gustav Klimt, or Gustav Mahler.

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medieval Old Town, get priority access to the Berlin TV Tower for 360° views and dine with a local family at their winery near Budapest. Departures available: April 12, 2013 – October 8, 2013

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Castle in Krakow, Poland


Budapest treasures the historic while embracing the modern. Although around 30,000 buildings were destroyed during World War II and in the 1956 Revolution, the past lives on in the gorgeous architectural details of the impressive structures that remain. An informative Local Guide will be more than happy to share their city and point out these aspects and much more during walking tours that will help you get acquainted with this impressive city. Originally made up of the independent cities of Buda, Pest and Óbuda, the current metropolis of Budapest is the result of a unification effort in 1873. Today it’s the political, cultural and commercial heart of Hungary, and unique experiences abound for the curious visitor. Gaze out at the panoramic vistas from the Fisherman’s Bastion in the UNESCO-listed Castle District. Explore the towers of Matthias Church, originally built in the 13th century and the site of several coronations. See the impressive onion-shaped domes of

Buda Castle Sculpture

Eastern Europe is the birthplace of so much of America’s cuisine, history, and arts that traveling to its major cities can feel like a revelation. From castles to ballrooms to houses of worship, there’s a sight for every type of visitor. Prague, Vienna, and Budapest have been there for centuries, but there’s no time like the present to experience some of their cultural delights.

The largest city in Eastern Europe,

the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe. Stroll the streets of Pest, peeking in stores selling delicate Hungarian embroidery and fine porcelain. And with Trafalgar’s Be My Guest experiences, sample hearty Hungarian cuisine at a local family’s restaurant. There’s so much to see and do that Budapest is sure to be one of the highlights on your journey.

Budapest: A Thriving Cultural Icon

7 Chain Bridge Over the River Danube and Parliament Buildings, Budapest


Budapest Cuisine: Seafood with Parika Sauce

In Budapest, you’ll uncover real Bohemian spirit as you mingle with a local Hungarian family and see what life is like for them. Take a peek inside what may end up becoming the highlight of your trip….

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Director will translate as family members share more about their commitment to the land over the past 75 years, through periods of both war and peace. It’s truly a feast for the senses.

Just a short ride out of Budapest you’ll arrive at your hosts’ winery. Family-owned for generations, this scenic spot is a welcome respite from Budapest’s whirlwind of delights. Your hosts will take you on a tour of their winery and cellar, where you can sample some of their award-winning bottles while peeking into the wine cavern from a glass window in the floor. After a tour and tasting, you’ll retire to a restaurant loft where a sumptuous meal will be laid out for you to enjoy. While tasting Hungarian delicacies, your Travel

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Budapest


There are no such things as foreign lands, it’s the traveler that is foreign. A person goes into a country and discovers as a foreigner and the foreigner comes out richer from the experience.

We sat down with our leader and the ultimate Trafalgar insider, Gavin Tollman to learn what drives his passion for travel, hear about his most memorable moments and gain insights and useful travel advice. What is your proudest moment as Trafalgar CEO? Gavin: I try to join a couple trips a year and talk with our Trafalgar guests. Every time I hear their stories, hear how we’ve been able to fulfil someone’s travel dreams and allow them to discover and create memories they would never have been able to on their own, I’m filled with gratification.

Share a memorable travel experience. Gavin: I’ve probably been to Venice too many times to count, but yet every time I come into Venice on the water taxi and see St. Mark’s Basilica, my heart skips a beat. Every single time.

How often do you travel? Gavin: I travel a lot but due to my schedule I don’t always spend enough time in the destination. My Godfather, a man who inspires me, would add an extra day whenever he traveled for business to see an art gallery or iconic sight. I made this my most important New Year’s resolution this year.

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Gavin: My iPad! It is small, light and easy to travel with. I’m always downloading books, and I get all my magazines on it – Economist, Conde Nast, Travel +Leisure, plus I’m able to read my emails.

What does being an “Insider” mean to you? Gavin: The ‘Insider’ is about the journey and what happens in “discovering.” It’s about getting a greater appreciation of a destination, understanding the beat of what makes a culture happen, grow and be different. As a child I remember reading something, something I’ve always brought into my life: there are no such things as foreign lands, it’s the traveler that is foreign. A person goes into a country and discovers as a foreigner, and the foreigner comes out richer from the experience.

What is your best piece of travel advice? Gavin: I always find if someone goes in with the understanding that there is something to be learned, it makes travel so much more fun and enriching. I encourage all travelers to discover the food and art of a country. You’ll find me going out of my way to eat local foods and meet local artists and artisans. Gavin recently hosted a Be My Guest experience, read about it in the full interview online at www.trafalgar.com/AskAnInsider

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Santorini, Greece We ran a poll on Facebook asking guests to tell us

“The next destination I would like to cross off my bucket list is ___ !”

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Cairo, Egypt Cairo has been a coveted destination for centuries, beguiling visitors with its pyramids and bazaars. Your Trafalgar Travel Director will take you to the popular sites providing an incredible level of safety and comfort. 10-day Egypt, Cairo & Sharm el Sheikh

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Discover the answers throughout this issue of theInsider! Across 1. There are more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches at this national park. 3. Trafaglar’s ____ is a chance to dine with the locals for a unique insider’s perspective into their culture. 4. Travel by rickshaw to the ____, the timeless neighborhoods of Old Beijing. 9. It is said that 226 million ____ go unused by Americans each year. 2. When Trafalgar’s Global CEO travels, he 1 never leaves home without this. 3. Guests can combine traveling by land with 1 crusing down this river in China.

Down 2. This magical island has beautiful beaches, a volcanic caldera and dynamic nightlife. 5. When you travel with Trafalgar, who will reveal the majesty of Zion’s sandstone cliffs? 6. The pedestrian-only bridge in Prague. 7. More famous composers have lived here than any other city. 8. This city is where you can sip a dram and listen to a wailing bagpipe. 0. A gorgeous, intricate dance celebrated 1 in Southern Spain, ____ is know for its colorful costumes, noisy rhythms and exquisite steps.

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Grand Canyon National Park – One of the most spectacular

vistas in the world comes alive with a Local Expert who can show you over two billion years of geology on display in the canyon.

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park – You’ll feel like

you’ve entered the set of a Western movie with your Trafalgar Travel Director as a special open-air vehicle takes you across this iconic landscape filled with unique sandstone buttes.

Mesa Verde National Park –

This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a spectacular look into the lives of the ancient Pueblo people with over 5,000 archaeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings.

Arches National Park – More than 2,000 natural sandstone arches dominate the landscape of this breathtaking national park.

Yellowstone National Park –

Find out more about the world’s first national park as you explore spouting geysers, hot springs, fumaroles, steam vents and bubbling mud pots with a Local Expert.

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People come from around the world to explore the majesty of America’s National Parks and Monuments. Whether you haven’t been since childhood or always meant to go, now’s the time to explore some of these treasures in our own “backyard.” You’ll be amazed by the diversity of wildlife, stunning vistas, ecological wonders, and historical monuments that make this country so great. And with Trafalgar, you’ll spend less time navigating the road and maps, and more time enjoying the sights.

Zion National Park – Follow the paths of the ancients on a naturalist walk with a Local Expert who will reveal the majesty of Zion’s sandstone cliffs.

Bryce Canyon National Park – Explore the tall, skinny spires of rock known as “hoodoos.” Bryce has more of these strange formations than anywhere else in the world!

Grand Canyon

Grand Teton National Park –

Bask in the serenity of these magnificent mountains that are full of awe-inspiring vistas and backcountry delights. Depending on the season, you may even be able to raft down the Snake River!

Mount Rushmore National Memorial – Discover one of America’s most enduring symbols of democracy at this iconic site.

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Beyond the Great Wall

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Beijing delights travelers with its futuristic architecture and awe-inspiring UNESCO sites. But while many guests head straight to the Great Wall, intrepid travelers know the local culture of Beijing is the best way to get a feel for this city’s thriving spirit. By spending a day with one of Trafalgar’s Local Guides, you’ll find a Beijing that is filled with small wonders. 14

Your day of immersion begins with your Local Guide at the center of contemporary Chinese life, Tiananmen Square, with its numerous historic monuments. The guide will show you what to look for at the gateway of the 250-acre Forbidden City and walk with you through the palaces and gardens that housed the Imperial Family for centuries. After exploring these wonders, you’ll be whisked away by rickshaw to the hutongs, the timeless neighborhoods of Old Beijing. Here, amongst tree-lined alleyways, is where Trafalgar and their Local Guides become an invaluable key to finding Beijing’s real-life link to its fascinating past. It’s a place where old men sit outside their courtyards on wooden stools, market traders call out their wares, and children scamper around corners. The Local Guide will take your sightseeing to a whole new level with insider stories that only someone who grew up in the area could possibly know. You’ll even have the chance to dine on traditional Chinese cuisine in one of the historic courtyards at a delightful Be My Guest lunch with a welcoming local family.


Travel at its best Wherever you go with Trafalgar, you’ll travel in comfort and style. And, on many itineraries we mix up the mode of transportation to showcase the destination at its finest. Here are two exciting ways to travel on a Trafalgar guided vacation: Train Journeys Discover destinations like Europe and Canada by rail! Whether it’s onboard a high-speed train like the Eurostar and TGV, or a scenic rail journey like the Glacier Express in the Swiss Alps and the Rocky Mountaineer from Banff to Vancouver, travel by train has a charm all of its own and provides a unique perspective you wouldn’t get any other way. River Cruises Trafalgar’s river cruise vacations showcase some of the world’s most scenic destinations in Asia, Greece and Egypt. Choose from combined coach and river cruise guided vacations along China’s spectacular Yangtze River and the legendary Nile in Egypt. Or soak up the sun as you cruise the Aegean Sea around the enchanting Greek Islands.

Tiananmen Square, Beijing

With over 20 million people, China’s capital races towards the future at a speed that dazzles the rest of the world. That’s why exploring some of Beijing’s hidden gems not found in guidebooks with Trafalgar transforms your vacation from merely ordinary to something truly extraordinary. Traditional Chinese Rickshaw

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Highlights of china & the yangtze, 12 days Past Guest Price from $3,420* From the Great Wall in Beijing to the Terra Cotta Warriors in Xi’an and Shanghai’s famed waterfront promenade, your exploration of China is enriched by the expert knowledge of a Local Guide. Go even deeper into Chinese culture with an exclusive Be My Guest dinner with a local

family in Beijing before relaxing onboard a three-night cruise down the Yangtze River through the Three Gorges. Departures available: April 10, 2013 – October 30, 2013

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Spain Passion.

More than any other country, sun-drenched Spain provokes this response from its visitors. It’s a country of extremes: from gilded cathedrals to humble cave dwellings, from snow-capped peaks to exotic water gardens. Discover for yourself why visitors are so passionate about Spain…

Food

With exotic influences from around the world, Spanish cuisine is sure to please. Try authentic paella through a Local Specialty program in Valencia where you learn how to make the hearty dish. Or during a Be My Guest experience in Seville, enjoy dinner at a local estate with a family who owns an olive oil mill and cultivates oranges and lemons.

Nightlife Seeing Spain by day is only half the experience. Spanish streets have a completely different feel at night when residents fill them with noise and excitement. Dine al fresco, discover your favorite tapas at a nearby bar, shop during special late-night hours, or simply watch the festivities. There’s no good reason to feel sleepy in Spain!

Traditional Spanish Paella

Placa Reial, Barcelona

Flamenco Dancing

A gorgeous, intricate dance celebrated in Southern Spain, flamenco is known for its colorful costumes, noisy rhythms and exquisite steps. You’re sure to be swept up by the drama of a performance… or, learn it yourself from a Local Expert. Either way, it’s sure to be an experience you’ll never forget. Flamenco Dancer

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Red Wine Sangria A traditional Spanish beverage, brimming with passion! 1 Bottle of red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rioja, Zinfandel, Shiraz) 1 Lemon cut into wedges 1 Orange cut into wedges 1 Lime cut into wedges 2 Tbsp sugar

Mudejar Pavilion and Plaza de America, Sevilla

Splash of orange juice or lemonade 2 Shots of gin or triple sec (optional) 1 Cup of raspberries or strawberries (may use thawed or frozen) 1 Small can of diced pineapples (with juice) 4 Cups ginger ale

Pour wine into a large pitcher and squeeze the juice wedges from the lemon, orange and lime into the wine. Toss in the fruit wedges (leaving out seeds if possible) and pineapple then add sugar, orange juice and gin. Chill overnight. Add ginger ale, berries and ice just before serving. If you’d like to serve right away, use chilled red wine and serve over lots of ice. However, remember that the best Sangrias are chilled around 24 hours in the fridge - allowing the flavors to really marinate into each other. Moorish Plasterwork

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Moorish Influence

The Moors ruled Spain for centuries, and their influence is still seen in Southern Spain’s dazzling architecture. In Granada, ancient filigree, quiet courtyards and colossal walls mark the 14th century Alhambra Palace. A Local Guide is sure to point out the sacred geometrical patterns and tiled walls of this UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s a place of majesty, reflection, and of course, romance.

Spain has seduced travelers for centuries with its thriving culture. Isn’t it time you let the passion of Spain sweep you away?

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Go a little slower, explore a little further

Discover the world at your own pace on these featured At Leisure itineraries: Best of Scotland

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Here’s what this new style of travel has to offer:

Glimpse of South America 10 days from $3,395*

Longer Stays

Discover Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls and Buenos Aires

With two to three nights on average in each city (sometimes up to six!), you’ll have the chance to unpack, unwind and take in the local scene.

Canada’s Rockies 7 days from $1,895*

Later Starts

Experience Calgary, Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff and more

On traveling days, departures are no earlier than 9 a.m., and we’ve carefully selected hotels to allow quick access to local sites – relax knowing there’s plenty of time to explore.

Discover More Experience more of each destination with our Travel Director’s local knowledge, Small Group Sightseeing in select locations and plenty of time to explore on your own. At Leisure combines the advantages of Trafalgar’s hassle-free itineraries with the flexibility of independent travel. Plus, enjoy all the value-packed inclusions you’ve come to expect from us, like First Class hotels and unique Insider Experiences.

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