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Chateau de Chambord, Loire Valley, France

So much more, for so much less! Trafalgar’s CostSaver guided holidays are expertly planned to deliver outstanding value on an unforgettable European journey. With quality, choice and a fantastic range of inclusions packed into every trip, you’ll be amazed how Trafalgar does it for the price!

Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

Real savings With CostSaver guided holidays, you save on average up to 30% over going it alone, without compromising on quality. See page 7 for more details.

Discover more with expert Travel Directors

Buckingham Palace, London, England

The finest Travel Directors

Luxury coach travel

Enjoy the services of Trafalgar's experienced multi-lingual Travel Directors on every guided holiday. You’ll find their local knowledge and expertise invaluable – just think of them as your personal concierge! See page 8 for more details.

CostSaver includes First Class touches at no added cost. Like, luxury coach travel with professional Coach Drivers, who will take care of all the driving during your holiday. See page 8 for more details.

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Relax in comfort on our luxury coaches


More included meals

Hotel accommodation

Demidoff Country Resort, Pratolino, Italy

Our hotels are guaranteed Superior Tourist Class accommodation or better, featuring twin rooms with private facilities. Hotel service charges, tips and porterage are always included. See page 12 for more details.

Your daily cold buffet breakfasts and up to half of all dinners are included. All offer quality menus featuring local delicacies. And we intentionally leave lunch up to you, so you can make the most of your free time. See page 11 for more details.

Louvre, Paris, France

Even more ways to save You can save even more with Trafalgar’s outstanding range of discounts, including Early Payment, Frequent Traveller, Room Sharing and Young Travellers Discounts. See pages 14-15 for more details.

Visit all the must-see sights

Local Guides

More free time

Guided sightseeing

In many locations, entertaining and informative Local Guides add to your sightseeing experience immeasurably with priceless stories about the local history of their home towns. See page 8 for more details.

All CostSaver holidays offer great flexibility with plenty of free time and complete freedom to choose how you spend it. Explore on your own or join in one of our value-priced Optional Excursions. See page 10 for more details.

We make the most of your time by ensuring you get to see all the popular attractions in every city you visit. See page 10 for more details.

For further information visit www.trafalgar.com

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Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy

Contents Unbeatable value........................................................................................ 2 Quality without the price tag................................................................... 6 CostSaver vs Travelling on your own................................................... 7 The people you meet................................................................................ 8 Sightseeing - discover more for less..................................................10 Dining.............................................................................................................11 Accommodation.........................................................................................12 Transport.......................................................................................................13

Regional Experiences On a Regional Experiences guided holiday, you’ll travel by luxury coach exploring a particular country or region with two-night stays in most key cities. Your Travel Director and Local Guides will reveal the must-see sights, unique people and traditions that make the destination so special. Plus, all your accommodation and daily cold buffet breakfasts are included, along with up to half of your dinners.

Special Offers & Great Deals.................................................................14

City Breaks City Breaks are designed specifically for travellers that prefer to travel and explore independently. We take care of your accommodation, daily breakfast and provide guided sightseeing and orientation tours, but give you ample free time to explore some of the world’s greatest cities as you desire. PWEM/S 8 Days JIL5 7 Days LLPM/S 8 Days LPRM/S 10 Days

Paris Week................................................................. 16 London Week........................................................... 17 London & Paris......................................................... 18 London, Paris & Rome.......................................... 19

Regional Experiences: Italy & Combinations IJWL ITAD ISSCA IHLK ITSE ITSI

7 Days 8 Days 8 Days 8 Days 10 Days 13 Days

Jewels of Italy 1........................................... 20 – 21 Italian Dream.................................................. 22 – 23 Highlights of Southern Italy & Sicily........ 24 – 25 Highlights of the Italian Lakes 1............ 26 – 27 Italian Scene.................................................... 28 – 29 Splendours of Italy........................................ 30 – 31

Regional Experiences: Spain, Portugal, Morocco & France SPAX SPIM SPAN SMHIA FHIG

9 Days 12 Days 13 Days 16 Days 13 Days

Spanish Experience...................................... 32 – 33 Impressions of Spain & Portugal 1....... 34 – 35 Iberian Explorer.............................................. 36 – 37 Highlights of Spain, Morocco & Portugal.. 38 – 39 Highlights of France...................................... 40 – 41

Regional Experiences: Great Britain & Ireland

Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England

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BTOB IRWO BIDE BEAI BIEX BIXP

4 Days 8 Days 8 Days 8 Days 12 Days 19 Days

Taste of Britain 1......................................... 42 – 43 Irish Wonder.................................................... 44 – 45 Britain & Ireland Delight.............................. 46 – 47 England & Scotland Heritage.................... 48 – 49 Britain & Ireland Experience...................... 50 – 51 Britain & Ireland Explorer............................ 52 – 53


Make new friends from all over the world

Regional Experiences: Central & Eastern Europe GHIG CCOX CHNE SCOS

12 10 15 16

Days Days Days Days

Highlights of Germany 1.......................... 54 – 55 Imperial Highlights........................................ 56 – 57 Highlights of Bohemia................................. 58 – 59 Cossack Explorer............................................ 60 – 61

Regional Experience: Eastern Mediterranean

Old Town Square, Prague, Czech Republic

Travel Information Hotels, Extra nights accommodation & Transfers........................86 – 87 London Reception Centre, Sustainable Tourism, Things to Know & Customised Group Holidays.............................88 – 89 Express Check-In, Gold seal Additional Protection & Booking Conditions.............................................................................90 – 91

PROUDLY USING 100% RECYCLED PAPER See page 88 for more information.

CGIH 10 Days Greek Island Explorer................................... 62 – 63

European Discoveries Our European Discoveries guided holidays take you through several European countries. You’ll travel by luxury coach with one of Trafalgar’s multi-lingual Travel Directors and a professional Coach Driver. And enjoy the perfect balance of guided sightseeing with a Local Guide at select locations, with ample free time to explore on your own. Plus, all your accommodation and daily cold buffet breakfasts are included, along with up to half of your dinners. EGOEA 7 Days ETRVA 8 Days ESPMB 11 Days EFIS 13 Days EEXP 12 Days EELMA 12 Days EACCA 14 Days EIMP 15 Days ECAV 18 Days EEHR 24 Days EDIS 30 Days

Glimpse of Europe....................................... 64 – 65 London to Rome Highlights...................... 66 – 67 European Delight.......................................... 68 – 69 European Adventures...................................70 – 71 European Experience....................................72 – 73 European Magic..............................................74 – 75 European Accent............................................76 – 77 European Impressions.................................78 – 79 European Cavalcade.................................... 80 – 81 European Heritage........................................ 82 – 83 European Discoverer & Cruise Option............................................. 84 – 85

Mykonos, Greece

Mirabell Gardens, Salzburg, Austria

For further information visit www.trafalgar.com

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Quality without the price tag When you choose a CostSaver guided holiday, you don’t have to compromise on quality to enjoy exceptional value. Trafalgar’s established reputation and meticulous standards assure you of a budget travel experience that exceeds your every expectation.

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland

Over 65 years’ experience

Negotiating power

For over 65 years, Trafalgar has been making travel dreams come true and we continue to lead the way in guided holidays. This wealth of experience allows us to deliver an unrivalled level of quality, reliability and value that sets us apart from other travel operators and would be impossible to match as an independent traveller. With a CostSaver holiday, you really do get more.

With our established worldwide reputation, Trafalgar has the negotiating strength to get the most value out of every day of your holiday. The amazing discounted rates we secure on a host of holiday essentials, means you’ll save more on hotels and included sightseeing than if you were travelling independently.

Uncompromising standards We pride ourselves on delivering high quality experiences every time. Regardless of whether you’re on a CostSaver or First Class holiday, our expert Travel Directors and luxury coaches are standard on all Trafalgar trips. Our dedicated team also works hard to ensure the quality of your holiday meets our high standards. This includes sourcing the best value-for-money hotels, monitoring the standard of your hotel breakfast and offering great optional excursions.

Award-winning holidays Trafalgar wins multiple awards globally every year, including such accolades as Best International Tour Operator as voted by Australian Travel Agents.

Guest satisfaction Over two million people have travelled the world with us, reporting an amazing 98% satisfaction rate with the quality of our services.

Go green* Trafalgar coaches emit less carbon or greenhouse gas per guest than car travel, so when you ride with us you know you’re doing your part to improve environmental standards in travel. For more information see pages 13 and 88.

* Source: DEFRA Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Conversion Figures June 2009.

Share experiences with new friends

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St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, Rome

Free time to explore on your own

Compare and see the savings! See just how much you’ll save with CostSaver when you compare the price of our 15-day European Impressions guided holiday against arranging it all by yourself! Holiday component

Trafalgar's 15-day European Impressions†

15-day independent holiday

Hotel Accommodation

INCLUDED

$1,034

14 hotel nights – Amsterdam (1), Rhineland (1), Innsbruck (1), Vienna (2), Venice Area (2), Rome (2), Florence (1), Lucerne (2), Paris (2)

• All carefully chosen • Great quality • Porterage and hotel tips included

• Hours of research • Pay retail prices • Unknown quality

Sightseeing

INCLUDED

$272

• Knowledgeable Travel Director • Local Guides in Vienna, Rome & Paris • Express entrance into major sights • River cruises in Venice and the Rhine

• No local expertise/assistance • Wait in line • Purchase/read guidebooks

INCLUDED

$439

• 14 breakfasts and 5 dinners • Quality local cuisine • Tips included • For other meals, help with reservations and directions to where the locals eat

• Pay restaurant prices for meals • Risk of poor quality • Additional cost for tips

INCLUDED

$1,735

• Daily transport on luxury coaches • Professional Coach Driver • Fuel, toll charges and parking taken care of • Relax in comfort

• Risk of getting lost • Many different languages to grasp • Foreign road rules & signs • Pay for tolls and parking

†Based on 28th July 2013 departure.

Meals

Transport

Total cost per person $2,435 Highlights of the Italian Lakes

SAVE

30%

$3,480

Spanish Experience

Irish Wonder

Glimpse of Europe

8 days from $1,099

9 days from $1,199

8 days from $1,099

7 days from $1,185

See page 26-27

See page 32-33

See page 44-45

See page 64-65

4 TRIPS UNDER $1,200

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Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany

Local Hosts provide friendly assistance at our London Reception Centre

The people you meet It’s the people you meet along the way that can turn a great guided holiday into a truly memorable one. And it's the experiences you share together that add a value far beyond the price of your holiday.

Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England

Your Travel Director

Your Coach Driver

Our Travel Directors are the best in the business. They give you an insider’s perspective on Europe that you simply couldn’t get travelling independently. These knowledgeable professionals have experienced the world and are passionate about sharing it with you. In addition, we personally train our Travel Directors to provide exemplary service every step of the way. And with their diverse range of talents, they also act as your personal concierge to make your holiday hassle free.

Clocking up tens of thousands of miles with years of experience behind them, our professional Coach Drivers have the expertise to provide you with the smoothest ride and the most relaxing journey. Enjoy door to door service as they take you from your hotel to major sights. Your Travel Director will ensure your luggage is picked up from your room and your Coach Driver will load it on the coach every time.

Local Guides Enjoy sightseeing led by passionate Local Guides in many destinations throughout your holiday. These entertaining presenters are proud of their culture and provide a wealth of interesting facts that only a local would know. Discover more about the amazing sights you visit as they enlighten you with stories of their hometown and local traditions.

London Reception Centre A friendly welcome awaits you at Trafalgar’s London Reception Centre, the contact point for all itineraries starting in London. Happy to assist with your day-to-day needs while travelling in London, the team can arrange additional accommodation, book day tours or tickets to major attractions on your behalf and confirm any current bookings for you. See page 88 for more details.

The locals Discover the rich culture of each destination with those who live and breathe it every day. Our itineraries give you plenty of free time to explore each city at your own pace. Share a tipple of whiskey in a merry Irish pub, sip espresso with vibrant Italians at a chic sidewalk café or haggle with spirited merchants over beautiful carpets in Morocco.

St Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia

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The most experienced Travel Directors


Join the conversation Travel Directors share their vast knowledge with you

Your travel companions You’ll get to travel with a diverse mix of English-speaking people from places such as Australia, New Zealand, the UK, South Africa, Singapore, the USA and Canada. Make new friends and share great times as you explore Europe together. Look at the panel to your right to find out how you can connect with other travellers.

TREADRIGHT FOUNDATION Protecting the places we visit and cultures we interact with is important to Trafalgar. We are committed to supporting sustainable tourism initiatives and protecting the destinations we visit to ensure they remain vibrant for future generations of travellers. Through the TreadRight Foundation, established by our parent company The Travel Corporation, we have helped to contribute more than $1.5 million to initiatives worldwide. To learn more, visit us at www.treadright.org.

Be part of the Community Head to the Trafalgar Community and chat with others in our forums, ask questions, share photos and meet your travel companions before your trip even starts in our Trip Groups. Visit www.trafalgar.com/community

Facebook Get information as it happens around the world from Trafalgar, our Travel Directors and guests travelling with us. Like us now at www.facebook.com/TrafalgarTravel

Twitter Follow us on Twitter and get instant updates via @TrafalgarTalk Follow us at www.twitter.com/TrafalgarTalk

In cooperation with TreadRight, we're pleased to support the National Trust, now for our second year. The National Trust is committed to the protection of the coastline and countryside in England, Wales & Northern Ireland. To date, we've supported the building of a state-of-the-art visitors centre at Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway, as well as an appeal to safeguard the iconic White Cliffs of Dover.

Trafalgar Blog Be inspired and read real-life travel stories written by Trafalgar guests from all over the world. Visit www.TrafalgarBlog.com

Tuscany, Italy

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Flamenco dancer, Spain

Scottish Highlands

Sightseeing - discover more, for less! With CostSaver, your sightseeing adventures go much deeper than simply pointing out the popular tourist sights – we take your enjoyment and your budget further on every day of your holiday.

State-of-the-art audio headsets

Audio headsets included

CostSaver guided holidays are carefully designed to include Europe’s must-see highlights with visits to iconic destinations and drives through regions of spectacular scenic beauty. Your knowledgeable Travel Director and Local Guides will reveal the history, mystery and tales behind each city and sight you visit, creating the most exciting and in-depth experience imaginable.

On all guided visits and included sightseeing, you can take advantage of state-of-the-art audio headsets. These useful devices allow you to explore at your own pace while still listening to your guide’s commentary. No need to even stand nearby – you’ll hear every word with complete clarity.

For instance in Edinburgh, enjoy your Local Guide’s fascinating insights into the birthplaces and lives of historical figures who once called the Georgian New Town home. And in Barcelona, see the Sagrada Familia, views of the city from Montuic and the Ramblas as your Local Guide shares the colourful history – and best shopping secrets! – of this vibrant city. Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

Discover the art of glass-blowing

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Guided sightseeing

Free time to explore Your Travel Director will not only bring Europe to life right before your eyes, but also offer you a greater choice of activities and provide recommendations on the best ways to spend your free time. CostSaver itineraries are specifically tailored to give you all the benefits of professional guided sightseeing together with the added flexibility to explore independently.

Optional excursions One of the great advantages of a CostSaver holiday is that you decide and pay for which activities you want to do, giving you the ability to customise your own itinerary. On your holiday, your Travel Director will offer you a number of Optional Excursions that are not only affordable, but also complement your holiday. Payment for these is made to your Travel Director by credit card or cash (in the local currency). Enjoy activities such as a fiery Flamenco show in Spain, or an excursion to the Catacombs, the underground burial place of early Christians in Rome. For a full list of Optional Excursions visit the itinerary pages at www.trafalgar.com


Experience the best local produce

Share a toast in true local style

Make the most of local flavours Europe is renowned for its incredible culinary diversity and we plan your holiday so you can make the most of it! The perfect start to your day Your breakfast is included daily on every CostSaver itinerary. Wake up to a delicious selection of cold buffet favourites, including cereals, croissants and fruit. A traditional cooked breakfast is served while staying in the UK and Ireland.

Enjoy delicious local delicacies

Delectable included dinners We conveniently include up to half of your dinners at your hotel. Europe is full of gastronomic delights and we aim to showcase the authentic flavours of each region during these meals.

Dining as the locals do We believe the best way to dine during your holiday is with the locals, so you can truly experience the culture of each city and enjoy some of the best value cuisine you’ll ever taste. We have intentionally left lunches open for you to explore the local dining scene yourself, and make the most of your free time. On your unplanned nights, your Travel Director will gladly assist you with local dining information to help you decide where to go, from atmospheric local bistros, trattorias and cafÊs to traditional English pubs.

Relax and unwind amongst the locals

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Hilton London Olympia, London

Park and Suites Elégance Lyon Gerland, France

Stay in the best value hotels Our established reputation means we have the local connections to source the best value, quality accommodation throughout Europe, so you can look forward to a relaxing and hassle free holiday.

Mercure Sete Belaruc Le Bains, France

A good night's sleep

Great value locations

CostSaver holidays feature the best Superior Tourist Class, Moderate First Class and First Class hotels, including trusted and renowned brands such as Mercure, Holiday Inn and Jurys Inn. All hotels have been selected for their superior standards in comfort, service and value for money.

To deliver consistently good value for money, some CostSaver hotels are located centrally while others are in more residential areas of town. Particularly in large cities, we’ll sometimes opt for a better hotel slightly further out rather than a less desirable property downtown. They are always in good neighbourhoods, where you can join the friendly locals on the excellent transport systems that you’ll find within easy walking distance of your hotel.

We take care of everything From start to finish, your Travel Director and Coach Driver will look after you. Upon arrival at your hotel, you’ll find that your Travel Director has already checked you in and arranged for your luggage to be delivered to your room. On the day of your departure, your Coach Driver will bring the coach right to the doorstep and load your luggage. We also take care of porterage, hotel tips and gratuities in your fixed price – these are all additional expenses you would need to consider if you were travelling on your own.

Our hotel partners include

Quid Hotel, Venice, Italy

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Quality assurance Our Product Team constantly reviews all hotels, ensuring our high standards are always met. Plus, for added peace of mind, we include the names of the hotels on the itinerary pages, so you know the kinds of hotels you'll be staying in.


Lucerne, Switzerland

Glide through France on the Eurostar on a City Breaks holiday

The most enjoyable way to travel Whether you’re travelling by luxury motorcoach, train or river cruise, your CostSaver holiday includes the modes of transport that give you the most enriching experience.

Travel on our modern luxury coaches

You’ll ride in comfort and style onboard our First Class air-conditioned motorcoaches featuring reclining seats, electrical outlets and an onboard restroom. Best of all, you can relax knowing you’re in the safe hands of one of our professional Coach Drivers. You'll be chauffeured around cities and the major attractions without having to give a second thought to maps, foreign road rules or parking. During your journey: • Your Travel Director will entertain you with stories on the history, culture and geography of each region. • You'll learn useful phrases in the local language. • You'll see the wonderful scenery through panoramic windows from your coach's high vantage point. Please note: This coach image is a representation of our coaches only, they will vary depending on the region you travel to. To view more images of our coaches visit www.trafalgar.com

Exciting modes of transport CostSaver’s European holidays have been designed to include a fantastic variety of travelling modes that offer so much more than mere transport. Watch the beautiful landscapes of France glide by, on the sensational Eurostar train from London to Paris on our City Breaks program. Be whisked from one magical Greek island to the next by high-speed ferry. Whatever the type of transport, you won’t have to line up for tickets or check timetables. We take care of the logistics, so you can make the most of every moment on your unforgettable journey.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the journey

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Nyhavn Canal, Copenhagen, Denmark

Trafalgar gives you a great deal more! EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNTS BOOK NOW FOR THE BEST DEAL! Book and pay early for these massive savings. Don't miss out as

these discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn.

SAVE $489

SAVE

UP TO

10%

Pay in full on or before 27th Dec 2012 and SAVE UP to $489 per person

SAVE

UP TO

7.5%

Pay in full on or before 28th Feb 2013 and SAVE UP to $366 per person

SAVE

UP TO

5%

Pay in full on or before 30th Apr 2013 and SAVE UP to $244 per person

UP TO

This discount CAN be combined with other discounts where applicable and only applies to holidays featuring the “Early Payment Discount” in the price panel. Deposits must be paid at the time of booking and the balance be paid in full on or before the discounts end date.

BOOK YOUR AIR EARLY TO GET THE BEST LAND AND AIR DEAL POSSIBLE!

FREQUENT TRAVELLER DISCOUNT

SAVE

5%

If you have travelled with us before, you’re entitled to a 5% discount off the LAND-only portion of the next Trafalgar holiday of your choice. You will need to travel within five years of your last trip and be a member of the Trafalgar Travel Club to qualify for this discount.

ACT NOW AND TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THIS GREAT OFFER! IMPORTANT: Trafalgar’s Travel Club is not available retroactively. Only one credit is available per person per year, and only one credit can be redeemed against each further holiday. The Trafalgar Travel Club discount does not apply to City Breaks and extra nights’ accommodation.

2ND TRIP DISCOUNT WHEN YOU BOOK A SECOND TRAFALGAR TRIP

SAVE UP TO 5%

Book two Trafalgar holidays, each seven days or longer for a reduction of up to 5% off the LAND-only portion of the trip with the shortest duration. Take three holidays and save on two! Ask your Travel Agent for suggestions on your perfect combination. There are too many to list here! IMPORTANT: See individual itinerary pages for the exact value of how much you will save. Holidays are combinable with second and subsequent additional holidays. Holidays must be booked at the same time. The discount is per person only and does not apply to City Breaks and extra nights’ accommodation.

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TRIPLE ROOM SHARING REDUCTION

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WHEN TRAVE 3 L

Travel with three people sharing one room and each of you will receive a discount off the LAND-only portion of your holiday price. Each itinerary lists the Triple Room Reduction per person. Refer to the itinerary of your choice.

IMPORTANT: Triple rooms will often feature one foldaway bed plus one double bed. Three adults may find these rooms small and suitcase space slightly restricted. They are generally more suitable for two adults and one child. This discount only applies to itineraries featuring the Triple Room Reduction offer and cannot be combined with our Travel with Family & Friends discount.

YOUNG TRAVELLERS (5-17) SHARE YOUR HOLIDAY WITH YOUR FAMILY

SAVE UP TO 10%

Take advantage of a great discount off the LAND-only portion of your trip when you travel with your family. Young travellers must be under the age of 18 years on the date of departure and MUST be accompanied by an adult (limit of one Young Traveller per room). IMPORTANT: See individual itinerary pages for the exact value of how much you will save. Children under 5 years of age are NOT accepted on any guided holiday. This discount cannot be combined with our Travel with Family and Friends Discount. It also does not apply to City Breaks and extra nights’ accommodation.

DEFINITE DEPARTURES Definite Departures are holidays which have surpassed minimum booking numbers, confirming operation. Once a holiday reaches its minimum guest number, it will become a Definite Departure, identified on the Trafalgar website with a green tick: See www.trafalgar.com for more information.


Fly to Europe from $1,699

When you book any Trafalgar holiday in this brochure you can take advantage of our air deals from great partners which start from just $1,699 into Paris or Rome return economy*. Our partners also offer great savings on Premium Economy and Business Class.

Florence, Italy

TRAVEL WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS 5 TO 8 – SAVE 5%:

SAVE

5%

If a group of 5-8 guests travel together, a discount of 5% per person applies to the LAND-only portion of your holiday. So it pays to get together with your family and friends!

9 OR MORE:

If 9 or more guests travel together we offer attractive group discounts based on the number of people travelling. In a group of 9 guests 1 traveller qualifies for a 50%* discount off the LAND-only portion of the holiday. In a group of 16 guests 1 traveller qualifies for 100%* discount off the LAND-only portion of the holiday. IMPORTANT: Space is limited to one group per departure so book early! All guests must be booked at the same time in order to qualify. The discount is per person only and cannot be combined with our Young Traveller Discount or Triple Room Reduction and does not apply to City Breaks and extra nights’ accommodation. *Discount is on a twin-share basis only.

Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines offers you the ultimate travelling experience. You will enjoy unprecedented levels of comfort, cuisine and in-flight entertainment from this multi award-winning airline. Choose from over 100 non-stop departures each week from Australia to Singapore, and beyond to a network of 98 destinations in 37 countries. *Schedules correct as at 31 July 2012

SINGLE TRAVELLERS One of the great benefits of guided holidays is the ease of travelling solo. Trafalgar makes it simple by offering the following options:

GUARANTEED ROOM SHARE

When travelling alone, we understand that some guests don’t want to incur the expense of an additional single room supplement. That's why on the majority of our itineraries we give you the option to room share. We will accommodate you with a fellow guest of the same gender on a 'two bed' basis (non-smoking rooms only). Please note, we cannot guarantee roommates will be of a similar age group. If we fail to match you, we will provide a single room at no extra cost.

Etihad Airways and Virgin Australia The alliance between Virgin Australia and Etihad Airways offers a comprehensive schedule of 24 weekly flights between Australia and Abu Dhabi and beyond to Europe, the UK and more, providing customers with seamless connections across each of their respective networks. Customers will also benefit from reciprocal Velocity Frequent Flyer and Etihad Guest programs.

IMPORTANT: This service does not apply to our City Breaks, Greek Island Explorer and extra nights’ accommodation.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT VALUE If you prefer the privacy of your own room, you’ll appreciate our low single room supplement. Please see the itinerary of your choice for the supplement.

TRAFALGAR’S GOLD SEAL ADDITIONAL PROTECTION Trafalgar's Gold Seal Additional Protection provides insurance coverage for you while you’re away, including trip cancellations or interruptions due to illness. For peace of mind, see our Gold Seal Additional Protection information on page 90.

For full details on these air deals and more great offers see your travel agent or visit www.trafalgar.com *Air price based on low season travel to Paris; seasonal surcharges apply for other departures. Other destinations are available. Air price is inclusive of government taxes, airline fees and fuel and ETS surcharges for direct flights only. Valid as of 31 JUL 2012 and are subject to change, availability or withdrawal without notice. All air bookings are to be created and owned by Trafalgar. For full terms and conditions for each airline, please refer to the offers tab on www.trafalgar.com 11798TTEK

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Paris Metro

Paris Week 8 Days from $965 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS • Paris View Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées and the Eiffel Tower with your Local Guide. Enjoy a sightseeing cruise on the Seine. • Fragonard Perfumery Visit to the Fragonard Perfumery and Museum. • Versailles Half-day excursion to Louis XIV’s Palace and Gardens of Versailles.

INCLUDED DINING • Buffet breakfast daily (BB)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • Your choice of Moderate or Superior First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host in Paris. • Discount vouchers for leading department stores and shops. • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8. Conditions apply. See departure panel below. • J Audio Headsets Provided to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries.

SEVEN NIGHTS IN FRANCE’S GLITTERING CAPITAL Experience seven unforgettable nights in one of Europe’s favourite capitals. Your fantastic journey starts with a sightseeing tour with a Local Guide featuring views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Also included is a cruise on the Seine River and a visit to the Fragonard Perfumery and Museum. Undoubtedly another highlight of your holiday is an included half-day excursion to Louis XIV’s Palace of Versailles, renowned for its stunning interior and spectacular ornamental gardens. This relaxing City Break gives you the opportunity to explore Paris in your own time and at your own pace. You will never tire of the city’s attractions and there is always something new to discover. Paris is perfect for culture lovers and offers an array of famous museums and galleries including the Musée d’Orsay, the Louvre and the Pompidou centre. Shop in chic boutiques and elegant department stores or simply relax at an outdoor café and watch the world go by. When the sun goes down, the city is still bursting with life. Wander through the Latin Quarter and dine in Bohemian Montmartre. Don’t miss a spectacular cabaret show at the Moulin Rouge or Nouvelle Eve. You can also make the most of your stay with a selection of optional excursions, including the

Montmartre Café

PACE: Relaxed Countries visited: 1 home and gardens of the Impressionist painter, Claude Monet, at Giverny. A Trafalgar Local Host will be available to advise and organise excursions and activities.

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8 Days from $965 per person twin share Ref: PWEM/S This trip starts every Sunday in Paris and ends in Paris on a Sunday. Departures are available from 7 April 2013 until 27 October 2013. Winter Departures are available, please ask your Travel Agent for details. Moderate - Code PWEM Departures between 7 Apr - 23 Jun 30 Jun 7 Jul - 25 Aug 1 - 29 Sep 6 - 27 Oct 6 3 Nov - 22 Dec

Twin Share 1135 1025 999 1150 1135 965

Single Supp 350 350 350 350 350 300

Twin Share 1599 1450 1425 1625 1599 1375

Single Supp 1030 860 850 1030 1030 850

Superior - Code PWES Departures between 7 Apr - 23 Jun 30 Jun 7 Jul - 25 Aug 1 Sep - 29 Sep 6 - 27 Oct 6 3 Nov - 22 Dec

SUPERIOR

(Ref. PWEM) Paris (7): Delos Vaugirard (M)

(Ref. PWES) Paris (7): Pullman Montparnasse (S)

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For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87.

Please note: Guaranteed Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport will operate at 8.00am, 11.00am and 2.00pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport at 8.00am and 11.30am. 6 Winter Departures (WCPS): Please note, these departures are subject to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in July 2013.


Changing of the Guard

London Week

SIX NIGHTS IN ENGLAND’S EXCITING AND VIBRANT CAPITAL CITY, LONDON.

London bus

A warm welcome to London, one of the most exciting and cosmopolitan cities in the world! This flexible package is designed to help you get the most from your visit to London. To help get your bearings, enjoy an included half-day morning sightseeing tour featuring Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace with a Local Guide. The sightseeing tour finishes in central London.

7 Days from $690

Then London is yours! Explore the British Museum, visit the City of London’s business district and the Tower of London. Call in at Madame Tussauds or browse through the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. Don’t miss the Changing of the Guard or a River Thames cruise to Greenwich, home of the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory and much more.

MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS • London Half day sightseeing with a Local Guide. See the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey.

INCLUDED DINING • Hot buffet breakfast daily (BB)

Shopping is just as tempting and varied. Department stores line Oxford Street and Regent Street. Famous fashion houses can be found on Bond Street and the Burlington Arcade. Knightsbridge is home to Harrods and many other stylish shops and boutiques. Antiques and curiosities can be found on Portobello Road, the Kings Road in Chelsea and Camden Market.

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • Your choice of Moderate or Moderate First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Tickets for the Original London Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off tour. • FREE off-peak travel on central London’s buses and Underground (subway) in zones 1 & 2 for three days.

Make the most of your stay by planning a selection of optional excursions with your Trafalgar Local Host. From Windsor Castle to Oxford’s ornate colleges and Shakespeare’s

• The services of a Trafalgar Local Host in London.

PACE: Relaxed Countries visited: 1 birthplace at Stratford-upon-Avon, there are many great attractions to choose from. Trafalgar’s London Week also includes tickets for the Original London Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off tour plus the added bonus of three days’ off-peak included free travel on the city’s central bus and underground network.

• London airport shuttle service available. Conditions apply. See page 87 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

Buckingham Palace, London

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JIL5 Jurys Inn Islington HI05 Hilton Olympia Triple Room Accommodation available on request. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

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Daily winter departures are available (1 November 2013 to 31 March 2014). Please contact your Travel Agent for details.

For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87.

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Pont Neuf, Paris

London & Paris 8 Days from $1599 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS • London See Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace on your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. • Windsor Visit the royal town of Windsor and the castle. • Paris View Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Élysées with your Local Guide. Enjoy spectacular city views from an included ascent to the second level of the Eiffel Tower.

INCLUDED DINING • Buffet breakfasts daily (BB)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • Your choice of Moderate First Class or Superior First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • London airport shuttle service available. Conditions apply, see page 87 for details.

DAY 1 TO DAY 4 LONDON (4 NIGHTS) Experience London - from the pomp and pageantry of the Royal Horse Guards to the welcoming pubs and bustling markets – this city has it all. Relax after check-in or spend time exploring the sights and sounds of London. Your Local Guide takes you on a morning sightseeing tour including views of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. You will also enjoy a visit to Windsor, with an included visit to the castle and time to shop. The rest of the time is yours to enjoy as you please. Stroll through Hyde Park, have lunch in Covent Garden or explore Camden Markets. Shop in the West End, enjoy a top stage production or take a trip outside of the city to the pretty Cotswolds. Your Local Host will be available to suggest activities or help organise any excursions during your stay. DAY 5 TO DAY 7 PARIS (3 NIGHTS) Transfer to St. Pancras International Station and board the Eurostar, a high-speed train service, to Gare du Nord. On arrival, you are transferred to your hotel for three nights. The next morning, meet your Local Guide for a sightseeing tour of Paris which includes an ascent to the second level of the Eiffel Tower, a wonderful drive up the Champs Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe and views of Notre Dame Cathedral. Afterwards, you are free to do as you please. There is time to shop in the chic French boutiques or to enjoy a visit to the Palace of Versailles or the Louvre – the choice is yours. This evening, why not take in a spectacular Parisian cabaret? DAY 8 DEPART PARIS After breakfast, bid your new-found friends ‘au revoir’ as your city break comes to an end. Transfers to Charles De Gaulle airport are available. Conditions apply.

PACE: Relaxed Countries visited: 2

Windsor Castle

• The services of a Trafalgar Local Host in London and Paris. • Eurostar high-speed train from London to Paris. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • J Audio Headsets Provided in Paris to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

8 Days from $1599 per person twin share Ref: LLPM/S This trip starts in London on Thursdays and ends on Thursdays in Paris from the 4 April 2013 until the 31 October 2013. Moderate - Code LLPM Departures between

1 Apr - 8 Jul 15 Jul - 26 Aug 2 Sep - 30 Sep 7 - 28 Oct Superior - Code LLPS

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EXCITING FAMILY ITINERARY REF: FLPS - Magic & Make Believe For an exciting family version of this itinerary with fun family activities & inclusions please see our 2013 Family Experiences brochure or www.trafalgar.com.

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MODERATE (Ref. LLPM) London (4): Hilton Olympia Paris (3): Novotel Gare Montparnasse

SUPERIOR (Ref. LLPS) London (4): Thistle Euston Paris (3): Concorde Montparnasse

All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Please note: Guaranteed Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip. 6 Winter Departures (WLLP): Please note, these departures are subject to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in July 2013. Airport transfers: Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport at 8.00am. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87.


Roman Forum

London, Paris & Rome 10 Days from $2065 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS • London See Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace on your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. • Paris View Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées and the Louvre with your Local Guide. Enjoy spectacular city views from an included ascent to the second level of the Eiffel Tower. • Rome Sightseeing tour with your Local Guide includes views of the ancient Roman Forum, Colosseum and Circus Maximus. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and see Michelangelo’s Pieta.

INCLUDED DINING • Buffet breakfast daily (BB)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • Your choice of Moderate First Class or Superior First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Eurostar high-speed train from London to Paris. • Flight from Paris to Rome. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host in London, Paris and Rome. • London airport shuttle service available. Conditions apply, see page 87 for details. • Airport transfers are provided on Day 10. Conditions apply, see departure panel on price panel opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided in Paris and Rome to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

DAY 1 TO DAY 3 LONDON (3 NIGHTS) After check-in to your hotel, the rest of your day is free. Your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour including views of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. The rest of your time in London is yours to do as you wish! Choose from any number of world-class museums and galleries. Walk in famous parks such as Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Mix with the famous and infamous at Madame Tussauds. Watch top stage productions at any one of London’s forty-plus West End theatres. The choice is yours! DAY 4 TO DAY 6 PARIS (3 NIGHTS) Take the Eurostar high-speed train from London’s St. Pancras International station to Gare du Nord in Paris. The following day, your Local Guide brings the city to life during your sightseeing tour, which includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the ascent of the Eiffel Tower to the second level. Later, you might like to dine at a restaurant on the Left Bank and perhaps round off the evening with a spectacular Parisian cabaret. DAY 7 FLIGHT FROM PARIS TO ROME (3 NIGHTS) D After breakfast, transfer to the airport for a short flight to Rome, the Eternal City. Check-in to your hotel, then spend the rest of the day relaxing or strolling through the ancient streets and soak up the unique ambience! DAY 8 TO DAY 9 ROME SIGHTSEEING Experience the delights of two full days in this exciting city. Your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour on the first morning, which includes views of the Forum, Colosseum and the Circus Maximus, where chariot races were staged in ancient Rome. The spectacle continues with a

PACE: Relaxed Countries visited: 4 visit to St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. Afterwards, Rome is yours to discover. Admire Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museums, and shop for the latest fashions on the elegant Via Condotti. In the evenings, Rome’s many restaurants offer all manner of mouth-watering specialities for you to try! DAY 10 DEPART ROME After breakfast say ‘arrivederci Roma’. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport for your return flight home. Conditions apply.

10 Days from $2065 per person twin share Ref: LPRM/S This trip starts every Friday in London and ends on a Sunday in Rome from the 5 April 2013 until the 1 November 2013. Please see your Travel Agent for details of departures from November 2013 - March 2014 Moderate - Code LPRM Departures between 2 Apr - 9 Jul 16 Jul - 27 Aug 3 - 24 Sep 1 - 29 Oct

Twin Share 2135 2065 2165 2135

Single Supp 700 630 700 700

Twin Share 2435 2485 2425 2385 2499 2485 2150

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Superior - Code LPRS Departures between 2 Apr - 7 May 14 May - 18 Jun 25 Jun - 2 Jul 9 Jul - 2 Aug 27 Aug - 24 Sep 1 - 29 Oct 6 1 Nov - 25 Mar

MODERATE (Ref. LPRM) London (3): Hilton Olympia Paris (3): Novotel Vaugirard Rome (3): Ergife

SUPERIOR (Ref. LPRS) London (3): Thistle Euston Paris (3): Concorde Montparnasse Rome (3): Villa Pamphili

All prices are per person on a twin share basis. The above prices include internal airfares and are accurate as of July 2012. For up-to-date pricing, please visit our website. Please note: Guaranteed Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip. Airport transfers: Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumincino Airport at 7.00am and 9.30am. 6 Winter Departures (WLPR): Please note, these departures are subject to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in July 2013. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra nights’ accommodation please see pages 14 – 15 and 87.

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Colosseum, Rome

Jewels of Italy 7 Days from $1199

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MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Rome Sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica plus views of the Forum and Colosseum.

• 6 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Pisa Visit the Square of Miracles to view the Leaning Tower. • Florence Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the cathedral and Signoria Square. • Verona View the Roman Arena and Juliet’s balcony. • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island.

• 2 three-course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.

ITALY & COMBINATIONS : REGIONALS

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.

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DAY 1 ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS) Welcome to Rome! After check-in, relax and unwind. Later meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. This evening, consider a stroll around this fascinating ancient city and mingle with the locals in beautiful squares with stunning architecture! Hotel: Ergife (F) DAY 2 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Don’t miss the opportunity to join an optional excursion to the famous Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. Later, your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour starting with a visit to the Vatican City and the awe-inspiring St. Peter’s Basilica to view Michelangelo’s statue, the Pietà. In ancient Rome view the Forum and the mighty Colosseum. Afterwards, during free time, consider a trip to the catacombs and the medieval city walls or the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. (BB) DAY 3 ROME – PISA – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS) Today head north to Pisa. Explore the Square of Miracles, featuring the Leaning Tower, Cathedral and Baptistery. There is time to shop for souvenirs and take pictures! Arrive later in

• Rome airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Venice Marco Polo airport transfers on Day 7. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

Rialto Bridge, Venice


7 Days from $1199

per person twin share Ref: IJWL Price per Person Starts Rome

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PACE: Lively • Countries visited: 1 fine leatherwork with time to explore on your own. Shop for high quality leather and 18-carat gold jewellery, for which Florence is renowned and don’t forget to try the ice cream! (BB)

Pieta, St. Peter’s Basilica

Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Later enjoy dinner at the hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Villa Stanley (F) DAY 4 FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME There are few cities in the world with an artistic legacy to equal that of Florence. Your Local Guide gives a superb commentary of the city’s history during your walking tour, which includes the Baptistery, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the impressive Giotto’s Bell Tower, and Piazza Signoria. Experience a demonstration of

DAY 5 FLORENCE – VERONA - VENICE (2 NIGHTS) Head east to Verona, the home of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers. View the vast Roman Arena, where concerts are still held regularly each year, and walk to see Juliet’s balcony. Your journey continues north across the dramatic Apennine Mountains to the magical, romantic city of Venice. (BB D) Hotel: Antony Hotel (F) DAY 6 VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Your day starts with a cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square in the heart of Venice. Admire the Bridge of Sighs, the ornate Doge’s Palace and the Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Spend free time afterwards exploring this fascinating city or perhaps take a trip out across the lagoon to the Island of Burano for a relaxing seafood lunch. (BB) DAY 7 DEPART VENICE This morning, say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy, your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable holiday. Transfers are available to Venice Marco Polo Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

Meet your travel companions before you go!

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GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

$125 p.p. $94 p.p. $63 p.p. $63 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount Triple Room Reduction

$120 $40

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Venice Marco Polo Airport at 8.00am and 9.30am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $53 per person.

Leaning Tower of Pisa

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Panoramic Florence

DAY 1 ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS) Welcome to Rome! Relax and unwind after check-in and meet with your Travel Director this afternoon. Tonight, perhaps take a stroll through the city and soak up the vibrant atmosphere! Hotel: Melia Aurelia Antica (F)/Pinewood (F)

Italian Dream 8 Days from $1299 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Rome Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican and views of the Forum and Colosseum.

• 7 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Marks Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island. • Verona View the Roman Arena and Juliet’s balcony on an orientation walk. • Florence Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the Baptistery, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Giotto’s Bell Tower. • Assisi Orientation of this beautiful town dedicated to St. Francis.

• 3 three-course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.

ITALY & COMBINATIONS : REGIONALS

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.

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• Rome Fiumicino airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite.

DAY 2 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour of the city. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the holiest Christian sites in the world. Cross the River Tiber and admire views of the iconic Colosseum and the Forum, of daily life in ancient Rome. Spend free time discovering the city on your own. (BB) DAY 3 ROME – MESTRE, VENICE (2 NIGHTS) Follow the upper Tiber valley past the medieval hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto in Umbria to Tuscany, a unique and fertile landscape with olive groves and vineyards stretching into the distance. Cross the dramatic Apennine Mountains and arrive later close to the magical city of Venice. (BB D) Hotel: Antony Hotel (F)/Quid Hotel (F) DAY 4 VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Savour the unique sights of Venice as you cruise by private launch to its heart, St. Mark’s Square.

• J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

Bridge of Sighs, Venice


8 Days from $1299

per person twin share Ref: ITAD Price per Person Starts Rome

Overnight stays

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PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 1 Marvel at the Bridge of Sighs, the magnificent Doge’s Palace and the Byzantine basilica adorned with glass mosaics. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca island. Explore this fascinating city in your free time or perhaps take a trip across the lagoon to Burano Island for a seafood lunch. (BB D) DAY 5 VENICE – VERONA – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS) Drive west to Verona, the home of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. View the vast Roman Arena on your walking orientation, where concerts are still held, and then see Juliet’s balcony. Your journey continues through the gastronomic region of Emilia Romagna to Tuscany and the Renaissance city of Florence. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Firenze Nord (F) DAY 6 FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Florence enjoys a unique artistic heritage. Experience the delights during your sightseeing tour on foot with your knowledgeable Local Guide. Admire the Baptistery, renowned for its carved bronze doors, the marble Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto’s impressive bell tower, and the Piazza Signoria. Enjoy a demonstration of

leatherwork, with time afterwards to explore or to shop for high quality Italian goods and 18-carat gold jewellery. (BB D) DAY 7 FLORENCE – ASSISI – ROME Through the rolling countryside of Tuscany into Umbria, you arrive at the mystical town of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio. See the sights of St. Francis’ birthplace, including the medieval ramparts and the Basilica of St Mary of the Angels, built on the site where St. Francis died. Later, on your final night in Rome, you might like to celebrate the end of your holiday with a special dinner. (BB) Hotel: Aran Park (F) DAY 8 DEPART ROME Say ‘arrivederci’ to Rome, your Travel Director and newfound friends as you prepare for your journey home. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

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For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7.00am and 9.30am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $61 per person.

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Piazza Bellini, Palermo

Highlights of Southern Italy & Sicily

DAY 1 ARRIVE ROME Welcome to Rome! After check-in at your hotel, relax and unwind before meeting with your Travel Director in the afternoon. Enjoy an orientation drive of the city in the early evening to see sights such as the Roman Forum, the Colosseum and St. Peter’s Basilica. Hotel: Papillo/Waldorf (F)

8 Days from $1199

DAY 2 ROME – MONTE CASSINO – BAY OF NAPLES (2 NIGHTS) This morning drive south through Lazio and visit the Commonwealth Cemetery at Monte Cassino in the valley below the Abbey. There is the opportunity to take an optional excursion to visit the excavations at Pompeii, buried for centuries when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Later, enjoy a dramatic scenic drive to Sorrento and dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Grand Hotel Moon Valley (F)

MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Rome See the Forum, Colosseum, Tiber River and St. Peters Basilicia on your orientation drive of the city.

• 7 buffet breakfasts (BB)

ITALY & COMBINATIONS : REGIONALS

• Monte Cassino View the Abbey and visit the Commonwealth Cemetery.

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• 3 three-course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES

• Sorrento Orientation and demonstration of inlaid wood-working.

• First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.

• Taormina Sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes the Corso Umberto.

• All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.

• Palermo Orientation includes Piazza Bellini and views of the Cathedral.

• Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite.

DAY 3 SORRENTO ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Your day starts with an orientation tour of Sorrento and a visit to an inlaid-wood workshop to see how these wonderful local crafts are produced. Later don’t miss the opportunity to take an optional cruise excursion to the Isle of Capri or simply enjoy your free time in Sorrento. (BB) Mount Etna, Sicily

• J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

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PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 1 DAY 5 TAORMINA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide takes you on a walking tour of Taormina which clings to the slopes of Mount Tauro overlooking the sea. Stroll along the elegant Corso Umberto to the Piazza for splendid panoramic views across the bay. Later spend free time shopping for souvenirs and handmade lace on the Corso. (BB)

Sicilian Lemons

DAY 4 BAY OF NAPLES – TAORMINA (2 NIGHTS) Continue south via Salerno through the mountainous region of Calabria to the very ‘toe’ on the ‘boot’ of Italy to take the ferry across the Straits of Messina to Sicily. After the short crossing, drive to the magnificent resort town of Taormina. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Antares (F)

DAY 6 TAORMINA – PALERMO (2 NIGHTS) This morning there is the opportunity to join an optional excursion to Europe’s only active volcano, Mount Etna. Later drive southwards via Catania, Sicily’s second largest city, and then inland passing Enna, the impressive fortress town. Arrive in the bustling island capital, Palermo for a two night stay. (BB) Hotel: Astoria Palace (F) DAY 7 PALERMO ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME See the sights of Palermo during your orientation tour including Piazza Bellini and views of the Cathedral. The afternoon is free for you to explore more of Palermo. In the evening, celebrate the last night of your holiday together, with a memorable dinner at the hotel. (BB D) DAY 8 DEPART PALERMO This morning after breakfast say ‘arrivederci’ to your Travel Director and travelling companions. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

$123 p.p. $92 p.p. $61 p.p. $61 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount Triple Room Reduction

$120 $30

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfer on the last travel day will arrive at Palermo Airport at 8.00am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $61 per person.

Taormina, Sicily

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Lake Garda

Highlights of the Italian Lakes 8 Days from $1099 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Lake Maggiore Visit Italy’s second largest lake and see towns dating back to Roman times.

• 7 buffet breakfasts (BB)

ITALY & COMBINATIONS : REGIONALS

• Lake Lugano Visit the Swiss city of Lugano located on the shores of this spectacular lake.

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• 3 three-course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES

• Lake Como Enjoy the Alpine peaks and sparkling waters of this scenic lake as well as an included cruise to Bellagio.

• First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.

• Verona Orientation walk including views of Juliet’s Balcony and the Roman arena.

• All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.

• Lake Garda Visit Italy’s largest lake and enjoy breathtaking scenery on an included scenic drive.

• Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.

• Limone Stop to visit this quaint and colourful town on the shore of Lake Garda. • Brescia Visit the the second largest city in Lombardy after the capital, Milan. • Lake Iseo Drive through the wine growing region of Franciacorta and stop for photographs on the shores of Lake Iseo. • Milan Enjoy a sightseeing tour in Milan with your Local Guide including the Duomo, Galleria and La Scala.

• The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Milan Malpensa Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

DAY 1 ARRIVE MILAN – ITALIAN LAKES (2 NIGHTS) Welcome to the Italian Lakes region! Airport transfers will be provided from Milan Malpensa Airport to your hotel. After check-in, relax and unwind before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an included dinner at the hotel. (D) Hotel: Capolago Hotel (F) DAY 2 LAKE MAGGIORE EXCURSION After breakfast a short drive brings you to Lake Maggiore which is the second largest lake after Garda and one of the most scenic. Immortalised in American writer Ernest Hemingway’s novel ‘A Farewell To Arms’, you will have free time to explore or perhaps take an excursion to the Borromean Islands. (BB) DAY 3 ITALIAN LAKES – LUGANO – SARONNO (2 NIGHTS) This morning make your way to the Swiss city of Lugano which is also known as the ‘Monte Carlo of Switzerland’. An ever growing number of celebrities, entertainers and successful athletes have residences along the shores of this scenic lake. Later travel back into Italy where your two night stay near Como is in the town of Saronno. Well known for its almond or apricot kernel biscuits (amaretti), the sweet, almond-flavoured Italian liqueur called Amaretto is also produced here. (BB) Hotel: Starhotels Grand Milan (SF) DAY 4 LAKE COMO EXCURSION After breakfast enjoy a short drive to Lake Como and an included cruise to Bellagio called Old Town, Verona

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PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 2 around Lake Garda, stopping in the town of Limone which nestles on the west shore of Lake Garda. Explore the narrow cobblestone streets and perhaps enjoy a delicious gelato while overlooking the quaint harbour. Later check into your hotel in Riva del Garda for a two night stay. (BB) Hotel: Hotel Royal (F) DAY 6 FREE DAY – LAKE GARDA Relax and enjoy these peaceful and serene surroundings. Perhaps consider taking a boat trip across the lake or maybe join a full day excursion into the Dolomite Mountains where you can ride a cable car up one of the mountain peaks for spectacular views. (BB)

Italian Amaretti Biscuits

“the pearl of Lake Como”. The illustrious history of Bellagio dates back to Roman times, and to this day, continues to attract the rich and famous to its beautiful shores. Later return to the hotel for an included dinner. (BB D) DAY 5 SARONNO – VERONA – LAKE GARDA SCENIC DRIVE – RIVA DEL GARDA (2 NIGHTS) This morning travel to Shakespeare’s romantic Verona where you enjoy an orientation tour of the town including sights such as the Roman arena and Juliet’s balcony. Later you will have free time to savour the atmosphere of this historic city. This afternoon take a scenic drive

DAY 7 RIVA DEL GARDA – BRESCIA – LAKE ISEO – MILAN En route to Milan stop and visit the attractive town of Brescia for some free time. Later travel through the wine growing region of Franciacorta and pause on the shores of Lake Iseo for a photograph. On arrival in Milan, enjoy a walking tour of the city centre with your Local Guide including the Gothic Duomo, the 19th century Galleria and La Scala Opera House. This evening enjoy a final dinner at the hotel with your companions. (BB D) Hotel: Milton Milan (F) DAY 8 DEPART MILAN This morning, say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy, your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable holiday. Transfers are available to Milan Malpensa Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

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GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

$118 p.p. $88 p.p. $59 p.p. $59 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount Triple Room Reduction

$110 $30

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Milan Malpensa Airport will operate at 9.00am, 12.30 and 3.30pm to Varese. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Milan Malpensa Airport at 7.30am and 10.30am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $61 per person.

Lake Como

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St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome

DAY 1 ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS) Welcome to Rome! After check-in, relax and unwind. Later meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. This evening, consider a stroll around this fascinating city and take in the vibrant atmosphere. Hotel: Ergife (F)

Italian Scene 10 Days from $1599 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Rome Sightseeing tour with your Local Guide includes a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica plus views of the Forum and Colosseum.

• 9 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Sorrento Visit this popular resort.

UNBEATABLE FEATURES

• Monte Cassino Views of the monastery high on the hill.

• First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.

• Assisi Orientation of this beautiful town dedicated to St. Francis.

ITALY & COMBINATIONS : REGIONALS

• Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island.

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• 4 three-course dinners (D)

• All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.

• Verona View Juliet’s Balcony and the impressive Roman Arena.

• The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.

• Italian Lakes Visit Lake Como.

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.

• Italian Riviera Drive this scenic route.

• Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 10. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite.

• Pisa Visit the Square of Miracles to view the Leaning Tower. • Florence Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the cathedral and Signoria Square. Stop for breathtaking views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo.

• J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

DAY 2 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Don’t miss the opportunity to join an optional excursion to the famous Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. Later, your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour starting with a visit to the Vatican City and the awe-inspiring St. Peter’s Basilica to view Michelangelo’s statue, the Pietà. Cross the Tiber in ancient Rome and view the Forum and the mighty Colosseum. (BB) DAY 3 ROME – SORRENTO – BAY OF NAPLES Today head south to the Bay of Naples. Drive to the nearby resort of Sorrento to visit an inlaid-wood workshop. Then consider an optional excursion to Positano and the Amalfi Coast. Later enjoy dinner at the hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Grand Hotel Moon Valley (F) DAY 4 BAY OF NAPLES – MONTE CASSINO – ASSISI Perhaps join an optional guided walking tour of Pompeii, which lay undiscovered beneath a layer of ash for centuries after Mount Vesuvius

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

Venice


10 Days from $1599 per person twin share Ref: ITSE

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PACE: Lively • Countries visited: 1 erupted in AD 79. Afterwards, leave the Bay of Naples and stop for views of the monastery at Monte Cassino, the scene of fierce fighting during the Second World War. Continue north to the mystical town of Assisi, built on the fertile slopes of Mount Subasio in Umbria. (BB D) Hotel: Il Castello (F) DAY 5 ASSISI – VENICE (ORIAGO) (2 NIGHTS) Your morning orientation tour of Assisi reveals a town that has changed little since the time of St. Francis, who was born here in 1182. There is time to visit the great Basilica and see the Saint’s tomb. Later see the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels, built on the site where St. Francis died in 1226. Your journey continues north across the dramatic Apennine Mountains to near the magical, romantic city of Venice. (BB D) Hotel: Il Burchiello (F) DAY 6 VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Your day starts with a cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square in the heart of Venice. Admire the Bridge of Sighs, the ornate Doge’s Palace and the Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca island. Spend free time afterwards exploring this fascinating city or perhaps take a trip out across the lagoon to the island of Burano for a relaxing seafood lunch. (BB)

DAY 7 VENICE (ORIAGO) – VERONA – ITALIAN LAKES (SARONNO) Head west across the plains of the Veneto to Verona, the home of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers. View the vast Roman Arena, where concerts are still held regularly each year, and walk to view Juliet’s balcony. Continue north to the Italian lake district to visit Lake Como, a favoured summer retreat of the rich and famous, before arriving at your hotel where you dine tonight. (BB D) Hotel: Starhotels Grand Milan (SF) DAY 8 ITALIAN LAKES (SARONNO) – PISA – FLORENCE Journey south and cross the Apennines en route to the coast, past the historic port of Genoa. Along the coastline you will have views of the marble quarries at Carrara. This marble has been used since the time of ancient Rome and is still sought after today. In Pisa, explore the Square of Miracles, featuring the Leaning Tower, Cathedral and Baptistery. There is time to shop for souvenirs and take pictures! Arrive later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Firenze Nord (F) DAY 9 FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING – ROME There are few cities in the world with an artistic legacy to equal that of Florence. Your Local Guide gives a superb commentary of the city’s history during your walking tour, which includes views of the Baptistery, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the impressive Giotto’s Bell Tower, and Piazza Signoria. Experience a demonstration of fine leatherwork with time to explore on your own. Shop for high quality leather and 18-carat gold jewellery, for which Florence is renowned and don’t forget to try the ice cream! Later travel back to the Eternal City. This evening in Rome you might like to celebrate the end of your holiday in style! (BB) Hotel: Aran Park (F) DAY 10 DEPART ROME This morning, say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy, your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable holiday. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

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GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

$164 p.p. $123 p.p. $82 p.p. $82 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount Triple Room Reduction

$160 $40

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7.00am and 9.30am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $76 per person.

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Siena, Tuscany

Splendours of Italy 13 Days from $1950 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Rome Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica and views of the Forum and Colosseum.

• 12 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Sorrento Visit a traditional inlaid wood workshop. • Assisi Orientation tour includes St. Francis’ Basilica. • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island. • Verona View the Roman Arena and Juliet’s balcony.

ITALY & COMBINATIONS : REGIONALS

• Lugano Visit this magnificent lakeside resort.

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• Italian Lakes Enjoy a free day with spectacular views. • Pisa View the famous Leaning Tower. • Florence Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes Piazza Signoria, Cathedral and Baptistery. • Siena Visit the Piazza del Campo famous for the Palio horse race.

• 6 three course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 13. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included 
 sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

DAY 1 ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS) Welcome to Rome! After check-in at your hotel, relax and unwind before meeting with your Travel Director in the afternoon. This evening, why not take a stroll around this fascinating city and soak up the amazing atmosphere. Hotel: Aran Park/Ergife (F) DAY 2 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour of the city, starting with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the largest and most inspiring churches ever built. Your tour continues across the Tiber River with views of the Forum and the iconic Colosseum. Spend free time exploring the wonderful sights on your own. Perhaps take an optional excursion to the ancient Catacombs or maybe visit the splendid Tivoli Gardens near Rome. (BB) DAY 3 ROME – BAY OF NAPLES (2 NIGHTS) Journey south past the Abbey of Monte Cassino to the Bay of Naples, your home for the next two nights. This afternoon, why not take an optional excursion to see the excavations of Pompeii, which lay undiscovered for centuries beneath a layer of volcanic ash after Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. (BB D) Hotel: Stabia (F) DAY 4 SORRENTO EXCURSION Your excursion to the nearby resort of Sorrento starts with a visit to an inlaid-wood workshop, for which the area is renowned. Later, consider an optional visit to Positano and the Amalfi Coast. Dine this evening at your hotel. (BB D) Lugano, Switzerland


13 Days from $1950 per person twin share Ref: ITSI

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PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 2 DAY 5 BAY OF NAPLES – ASSISI Drive into the rolling hills of Umbria to the mystical town of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio, birthplace of St. Francis. Your Travel Director gives you an orientation tour, which includes St. Francis’ Basilica, renowned for its fresco paintings. (BB D) Hotel: Frate Sole (MF) DAY 6 ASSISI – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) Enjoy a scenic drive across the dramatic Apennine Mountains to the magical floating city of Venice. (BB D) Hotel: Il Burchiello (Oriago) (F) DAY 7 VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME You are surrounded by magnificent sights and sounds as you cruise by private launch along shimmering canals to St. Mark’s Square. Admire the Bridge of Sighs, the ornate Doge’s Palace and the Basilica of St. Mark. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca island. Explore the city during your free time or maybe take a trip to Burano Island in the lagoon for a fresh seafood lunch. (BB) DAY 8 VENICE – VERONA – LUGANO – ITALIAN LAKES (2 NIGHTS) Journey west to Verona, the setting for Shakespeare’s most famous play, and stop to admire the Roman Arena and Juliet’s balcony. Continue via Milan to the Swiss border and visit the pretty lakeside resort of Lugano. (BB D) Hotel: Capolago Hotel (F) DAY 9 ITALIAN LAKES FREE DAY There’s time to stroll beside the charming lake

and breathe wonderfully pure mountain air before returning to your hotel. (BB D) DAY 10 ITALIAN LAKES – PISA – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS) Cross the Apennine Mountains past Genoa, Columbus’ birthplace. In Pisa, marvel at the famous Leaning Tower in the Square of Miracles. Later arrive in the Renaissance city of Florence. Tonight, you may wish to enjoy a wonderful dinner in the Chianti hills! (BB) Hotel: Novotel Firenze Nord (F) DAY 11 FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Florence is one of the liveliest and most creative cities in Europe, and home to some of the world’s greatest works of art and architecture. Your Local Guide gives you an excellent account of the city’s history during your walking tour of the city, which includes the marble Cathedral, Piazza Signoria and the Baptistery. Afterwards in your free time, visit one of the many museums or shop for quality leather and gold or simply relax and enjoy the ambience! (BB) DAY 12 FLORENCE – SIENA – ROME Admire the beautiful scenery as you drive through the Chianti area of Tuscany to Siena, a medieval city famous for its annual Palio horse race. Marvel at its rich heritage during your orientation tour. This evening in Rome – your final night – you might like to mark the end of an enjoyable holiday with a meal out! (BB) Hotel: Aran Park (F)

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GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

$199 p.p. $149 p.p. $99 p.p. $99 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount Triple Room Reduction

$190 $70

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7.00am and 9.30am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $99 per person.

DAY 13 DEPART ROME This morning, say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy, your Travel Director and your fellow travellers as you prepare to return home with wonderful memories. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

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Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia

Spanish Experience

SPAIN PORTUGAL MOROCCO & FRANCE : REGIONALS

9 Days from $1199

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MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Madrid Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes Puerta del Sol, the Cervantes Memorial and the Cibeles Fountain.

• 8 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Toledo Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the synagogue and cathedral. Visit a steel workshop. • Puerto Lapice Visit the inn where Don Quixote is said to have been dubbed a knight. • Seville Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the cathedral and Giralda Tower.

• 3 three course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.

• Granada Orientation drive through the city with views of the cathedral and Plaza Nueva.

• The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.

• Valencia See the town hall, cathedral, and Serrano and Cuarte Towers.

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.

• Peñiscola See the ancient castle overlooking the beach. • Barcelona Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, the Ramblas and views from Montjuïc.

• Madrid airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Barcelona airport transfers on Day 9. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

DAY 1 ARRIVE MADRID (2 NIGHTS) Welcome to Madrid, Spain’s capital city. Check into your hotel then relax and unwind. Later, meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. This evening, spend free time exploring on your own or join the group for a walking tour of the city and the chance to savour local ‘tapas’ at a café on the Plaza Mayor. Hotel: Novotel Puente De La Paz (MF) DAY 2 MADRID SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide shows you the sights of Madrid including the Cibeles fountain, the Gran Via, the Paseo de la Castellana and the Puerta del Sol. At Plaza de España, admire the monument to Cervantes. Afterwards, consider an excursion to the medieval city of Segovia a UNESCO World Heritage site. This evening, you might be tempted by Madrid’s nightlife, where the locals dine late and enjoy the open-air cafés and vibrant atmosphere until the early hours! (BB) DAY 3 MADRID – TOLEDO – SEVILLE (2 NIGHTS) In the medieval city of Toledo – the ancient capital of Castile – your Local Guide takes you on a walking tour through the quaint streets for views of the cathedral and synagogue. Toledo has been a traditional sword-making, steel-working center since about 500 BC and was the standard source of weaponry for

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

Spanish Flamenco


9 Days from $1199

per person twin share Ref: SPAX Price per Person Starts Madrid

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

End

PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 1 the Roman Legions; visit a steel workshop to see some fine examples of this age-old craft. Your journey continues south to Puerto Lapice where, reputedly, Don Quixote was dubbed ‘a knight’ by a local innkeeper. The plains of La Mancha give way to the hills of Andalusia with striking whitewashed villages and churches. Arrive in Seville, a vibrant city and the home of bullfighting and flamenco! Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Grand Lar (MF) DAY 4 SEVILLE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Admire the great monuments and sights of Seville with your Local Guide. View the pools and pavilions in Maria Luisa Park, constructed for the 1929 World’s Fair. Marvel at the mighty cathedral and La Giralda. Tonight, you might like to experience the fire and passion of a Spanish flamenco show! (BB) DAY 5 SEVILLE – GRANADA A picturesque drive through beautiful villages and countryside brings you to Granada. Your orientation tour includes views of the cathedral and Plaza Nueva. There is also a chance to join an optional excursion to explore the Alhambra Palace and gardens, subject to ticket availability. (BB D) Hotel: Macia Condor (MF) DAY 6 GRANADA – GUADIX – VALENCIA Cross the Mora Pass through the superb scenery of the Sierra Nevada. Admire the cave dwellings in Guadix with time to take pictures. Continue

through Murcia and the forests of Elche to Valencia, renowned for its orange groves. See the bull ring, the great cathedral and the Towers of Serrano and Cuarte during your orientation tour. Later, arrive at your hotel where you dine tonight with your fellow travellers. (BB D) Hotel: Husa Mas Camarena (MF) DAY 7 VALENCIA – PEÑISCOLA – BARCELONA (2 NIGHTS) Head north along the coast through the Levant region and stop at Peñiscola to view the ancient castle of the ‘Spanish Pope’, used in the film El Cid. Continue along the Costa Dorada to Barcelona, Spain’s most cosmopolitan city. Your Local Guide takes you on a wonderful sightseeing tour, which includes Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia and the Plaza Catalunya. See the lively Ramblas and enjoy spectacular views of the city from Montjuïc. Tonight, consider visiting a Catalan-style restaurant for a delicious dinner of local specialities! (BB) Hotel: Abba Garden (MF) DAY 8 BARCELONA FREE TIME Today is free for you to explore this fascinating city. As well as having a rich Roman and medieval heritage, Barcelona also has a reputation for fun! Why not visit the monastery in the rocky mountains of Montserrat to see the Black Madonna? This evening, maybe take the opportunity to dine with your companions and celebrate a memorable holiday. (BB)

Ends Barcelona

Single Supp. Option

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1199

300

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1225

300

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1225

300

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1225

300

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1225

300

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1225

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1225

300

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1225

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1225

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1225

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300

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1225

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1225

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1225

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1225

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1225

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1225

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1250

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1250

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1250

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1250

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1225

300

Sat 12 Oct

Sun 20 Oct

1225

300

Sat 19 Oct

Sun 27 Oct

1225

300

Sat 26 Oct

Sun 3 Nov

1225

300

GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

$125 p.p. $94 p.p. $63 p.p. $63 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount Triple Room Reduction

$120 $30

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Madrid Airport will operate at 10.30am, 1.00pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Barcelona Airport at 8.00am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $68 per person.

DAY 9 DEPART BARCELONA This morning, say ‘adios’ to Spain, your Travel Director, and your fellow travellers at the end of your unforgettable Spanish Experience! Transfers are available to Barcelona Airport. Conditions apply. (BB) Please note: A complimentary transfer is available to Madrid for all guests. It will arrive at the Trafalgar extra night hotel in Madrid at approximately 6pm.

FIRST CLASS TRAVEL

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Beach at Peñiscola

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Albufeira, Portugal

Impressions of Spain & Portugal

SPAIN PORTUGAL MOROCCO & FRANCE : REGIONALS

12 Days from $1450

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MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Puerto Lápice Visit the inn where Don Quixote is said to have been dubbed a knight.

• 11 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Úbeda View the monumental Vázquez de Molina Square, surrounded by imposing Renaissance buildings.

• 4 three course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES

• Baeza Visit a traditional hacienda to see how olive oil is produced.

• First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.

• Granada Orientation drive through the city with views of the cathedral and Plaza Nueva.

• All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.

• Malaga See the cathedral and castle during your orientation of the city.

• Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.

• Ronda Cross the Puenta Nuevo bridge and see the bull-ring of this beautiful hill-top town.

• The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.

• Algarve Stay in the picturesque beach resort of Albufeira.

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.

• Lisbon View Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries on your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. • Fatima Visit the celebrated Shrine. • Oporto See the Stock Exchange and the Church of St. Francis on your orientation of the city. • Salamanca Orientation of this university city includes views the Plaza Mayor. • Madrid Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes Puerta del Sol, the Cervantes Memorial and the Cibeles Fountain.

• Madrid airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and on Day 12. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

DAY 1 ARRIVE MADRID Welcome to Madrid! Relax after check-in. Later you might like to explore Spain’s capital city. Check into your hotel then relax and unwind. Later, meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers before enjoying dinner at your hotel. (D) Hotel: Praga (MF) DAY 2 MADRID – ÚBEDA – BAEZA – GRANADA Travel south, across the plains of La Mancha, and stop at Puerto Lápice to visit the inn where legendary Don Quixote received his knighthood. Continue south into Andalucia to visit the UNESCO World Heritage town of Úbeda. View Vázquez de Molina Square, one of the best examples of Renaissance architecture in Spain. Explore the town on your own in your free time. This afternoon, visit a traditional hacienda to see how olive oil is produced and taste some for yourself! This evening sample the night life of Granada. (BB) Hotel: Citymar San Anton (MF) DAY 3 GRANADA – MALAGA (2 NIGHTS) This morning’s panoramic tour includes views of the Cathedral and Plaza Nueva. Afterwards, there is time, subject to ticket availability, to join an optional visit to the magnificent Alhambra

Belém Tower, Lisbon


12 Days from $1450 per person twin share Ref: SPIM

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Single Supp. Option

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Thu 25 Apr

1450

480

Sun 21 Apr

Thu 2 May

1450

480

Sun 28 Apr

Thu 9 May

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480

Sun 5 May

Thu 16 May

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480

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Thu 23 May

1465

480

Sun 19 May

Thu 30 May

1465

480

Sun 26 May

Thu 6 Jun

1465

480

Sun 2 Jun

Thu 13 Jun

1465

480

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Thu 20 Jun

1465

480

Sun 16 Jun

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1465

480

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480

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1465

480

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1465

480

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480

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480

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480

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480

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480

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1465

480

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1465

480

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1485

480

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1485

480

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1485

480

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Thu 3 Oct

1485

480

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Thu 10 Oct

1485

480

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1465

480

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1465

480

Starts Madrid

Overnight stays

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PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 2 Palace and gardens. Arrive later on the famous Costa Del Sol, with time to lounge on the beach and swim in the sparkling Mediterranean. (BB D) Hotel: Don Curro (ST) DAY 4 MALAGA ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Malaga is one of the oldest cities in the world. See the castle and cathedral during your orientation of the city, then enjoy free time to explore at your own pace. Visit the Picasso Museum, relax at the beach, or join an optional excursion to one of the famous hilltop villages, the choice is yours! (BB) DAY 5 MALAGA – RONDA – ALBUFEIRA, ALGARVE (2 NIGHTS) This morning, take a scenic drive to the hilltop town of Ronda for spectacular views of the Sierra de Ronda. Cross the Puente Nuevo, spanning the 120m deep chasm carrying the Guadalevín River, and see the famous bull-ring, one of the oldest in Spain. Cross the border to the Algarve, your home for the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Montechoro/Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa (ST) DAY 6 FREE DAY IN ALBUFEIRA, ALGARVE Enjoy a whole day at leisure to do as you please. Relax on the beach or join an excursion to Faro, the historical capital of the Algarve. (BB)

DAY 7 ALBUFEIRA – GRÂNDOLA – LISBON (2 NIGHTS) Travel via Grândola, a small Alentejan town surrounded by cork trees and agriculture in the Setúbal district, and cross the River Tagus to Lisbon, the Portuguese capital and your home for the next two nights. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Altis Park (ST) DAY 8 LISBON SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME See Lisbon’s landmarks during your sightseeing tour with your Local Guide including the Monument to the Discoveries, the suspension bridge spanning the River Tagus, the Belem Tower and the quaint Alfama district. Later, in your free time, perhaps take an optional excursion to the historic towns of Cascais and Sintra. (BB) DAY 9 LISBON – FATIMA – OPORTO A scenic drive north through the magnificent Serra d’Aire Mountains brings you to the Shrine at Fatima, site of celebrated religious miracles. Traverse the Buçaco National Park to the city of Oporto located on the banks of the Douro River. See the Stock Exchange and the Church of St. Francis during your orientation of the city. Why not join your Travel Director for a Duoro River Cruise with dinner tonight? (BB) Hotel: Axis Porto Business & Spa Hotel (F) DAY 10 OPORTO – SALAMANCA Enjoy free time this morning before crossing the border back into Spain. View the Plaza Mayor during your orientation of Salamanca, the oldest university city in Spain. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Recoletos Coco (MF)

GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

$149 p.p. $111 p.p. $74 p.p. $74 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount Triple Room Reduction

$140 $20

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Madrid Airport will operate at 10.30am, 1.00pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Madrid Airport at 8.30am and 11.00am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $91 per person.

DAY 11 SALAMANCA – MADRID Your journey continues through the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains to Madrid, Europe’s highest capital city. Your Local Guide shows you the sights of Madrid including the Cibeles fountain, the Gran Via, Paseo de la Castellana and Puerta del Sol. See the monument to Cervantes in Plaza de España. Tonight consider spending the evening with your fellow travellers on the final night of your holiday. (BB) Hotel: Praga (MF) DAY 12 DEPART MADRID Say ‘adios’ to your companions after a wonderful holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

Ronda, Spain

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Royal Palace, Madrid

Iberian Explorer 13 Days from $1650 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Barcelona Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, the Ramblas and views from Montjuïc.

• 12 buffet breakfasts (BB)

SPAIN PORTUGAL MOROCCO & FRANCE : REGIONALS

• Peñiscola See the ancient castle overlooking the beach.

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• Valencia Orientation tour includes the cathedral, town hall and Serrano and Cuarte Towers. • Guadix View the cave homes in “Barrio Troglodyte”. • Granada Orientation with views of the Cathedral and Plaza Nueva.

• 5 three course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.

• Costa Del Sol Visit this renowned resort area.

• The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.

• Gibraltar Visit the famous rock of Gibraltar.

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.

• Seville Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the cathedral and Giralda Tower.

• Barcelona airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Madrid airport transfers on Day 13. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite.

• Lisbon View Belém Tower, the monument to the Discoveries on your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. • Fatima Visit the celebrated Shrine. • Salamanca Orientation of this university city includes views the Plaza Mayor. • Madrid Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes Puerta del Sol, The Cervantes Memorial and the Cibeles Fountain.

• J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

DAY 1 ARRIVE BARCELONA (2 NIGHTS) Welcome to Barcelona! Relax after check-in. After meeting your Travel Director, you might like to explore Spain’s most cosmopolitan city. Tonight dine at the hotel. (D) Hotel: Abba Garden (MF) DAY 2 BARCELONA FREE TIME Your Local Guide shows you the sights including Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, the Ramblas, Plaza Catalunya and spectacular views of the city from Montjuïc. Enjoy free time to explore the city or join an excursion to Montserrat. (BB) DAY 3 BARCELONA – PEÑISCOLA – VALENCIA Drive through orange groves to Peñiscola and see the ancient castle used in the film ‘El Cid’. Continue through the ‘huertas’ to sunny Valencia, the third largest city in Spain, where your orientation includes the town hall, the Bull Ring, the Towers of Serrano and Cuarte, the cathedral and the modern ‘City of Arts and Science’ designed by renowned architect, Santiago Calatrava. (BB D) Hotel: Husa Mas Camerena (MF) DAY 4 VALENCIA – GUADIX – GRANADA Travel southwest across the ‘sierras’ to view the cave houses at Guadix. Take pictures of the troglodyte dwellings and then cross the jagged Mora Pass to Granada. (BB D) Hotel: Macia Condor (ST) DAY 5 GRANADA – COSTA DEL SOL This morning’s panoramic orientation tour includes views of the Cathedral and Plaza Plaza de España, Seville


13 Days from $1650 per person twin share Ref: SPAN

Price per Person Starts Barcelona

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

End

PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 2 Nueva. Afterwards, there is time, subject to ticket availability, to visit the magnificent Alhambra Palace and gardens. Arrive later on the famous Costa Del Sol, with time to lounge on the beach and swim in the sparkling Mediterranean. (BB) Hotel: Tryp Guadalmar (MF)/Tryp Alameda (MF) DAY 6 COSTA DEL SOL – GIBRALTAR – SEVILLE (2 NIGHTS) Enjoy a scenic costal drive past Marbella to La Linea. Cross to the Rock of Gibraltar, where you have the chance to see the famous Barbary monkeys and possibly visit the cave of St. Michael. Then continue through spectacular Andalusian countryside to Seville. After dinner at your hotel tonight you might like to experience a fiery Flamenco show! (BB D) Hotel: Gran Lar (MF) DAY 7 SEVILLE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Admire the great monuments and sights of Seville with your Local Guide on your included morning sightseeing tour. View the pools and pavilions in Maria Luisa Park, constructed for the 1929 World’s Fair. Marvel at the mighty cathedral and La Giralda. Explore the city at your own pace or join an excursion to see the impressive Alcazar. Tonight, you might like to sample some traditional tapas. (BB) DAY 8 SEVILLE – LISBON (2 NIGHTS) Drive to the Portuguese border then continue past the cork trees of the Alentejo region. From here travel via Setúbal to the capital of Portugal, Lisbon, a great seafaring city situated

near where the Tagus River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Tonight, consider a traditional Portuguese dinner with folk dancing and song. (BB) Hotel: Altis Park (MF) DAY 9 LISBON SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME See the Hieronymite Monastery and the medieval quarter of the city before taking in views of the Belém Tower on an included sightseeing tour with your Local Guide. Then time at leisure to maybe take an optional excursion to the coastal town of Cascais. (BB) DAY 10 LISBON – FATIMA – SALAMANCA A scenic drive north through the magnificent Serra d’Aire Mountains brings you to the Shrine at Fatima, site of celebrated religious miracles. Cross the border back into Spain and arrive later in Salamanca where you view Plaza Mayor during your orientation tour. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Recoletos Coco (MF) DAY 11 SALAMANCA – MADRID (2 NIGHTS) Your journey continues through the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains to Madrid, Europe’s highest capital city. This afternoon your Local Guide shows you all the sights including the Royal Palace, the Puerta del Sol and the Cervantes Memorial in the Plaza de España. Madrid offers a feast of fine restaurants to choose from, where you can dine on local and regional treats such as paella and roast suckling pig. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Puente De La Paz (MF)

Ends Madrid

Single Supp. Option

Twin Share

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1650

460

Sat 20 Apr

Thu 2 May

1650

460

Sat 27 Apr

Thu 9 May

1650

460

Sat 4 May

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1650

460

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Thu 23 May

1650

460

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Thu 30 May

1650

460

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Thu 6 Jun

1650

460

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1650

460

Sat 8 Jun

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1650

460

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1650

460

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1650

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1650

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1650

460

Sat 13 Jul

Thu 25 Jul

1650

460

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Thu 1 Aug

1650

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1650

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1650

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1650

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1650

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Thu 5 Sep

1650

460

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Thu 12 Sep

1675

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Thu 19 Sep

1675

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Thu 26 Sep

1675

460

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Thu 3 Oct

1675

460

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Thu 10 Oct

1675

460

Sat 5 Oct

Thu 17 Oct

1650

460

Sat 12 Oct

Thu 24 Oct

1650

460

Sat 19 Oct

Thu 31 Oct

1650

460

GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

$168 p.p. $126 p.p. $84 p.p. $84p.p.

Young Traveller Discount Triple Room Reduction

$160 $40

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Barcelona Airport will operate at 9.30am, 12.00pm and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Madrid Airport at 8.30am and 11.00am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $99 per person.

DAY 12 MADRID FREE DAY An entire day to explore the city! You might like to visit the Prado Museum, watch the street artists on Plaza Mayor or join an excursion to the medieval city of Toledo, the ancient capital of Castile. (BB) DAY 13 DEPART MADRID Say ‘adios’ to your companions after a wonderful holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) VISAS FOR GIBRALTAR: Please speak to your Travel Agent to find out whether you are affected by the specific visa requirements necessary to visit the Rock of Gibraltar. Granada

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Bazaar in Casablanca, Morocco

Highlights of Spain, Morocco & Portugal

SPAIN PORTUGAL MOROCCO & FRANCE : REGIONALS

16 Days from $1950

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MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Madrid Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes Puerta del Sol, The Cervantes Memorial and the Cibeles Fountain.

• 15 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Toledo Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the synagogue and cathedral. Visit a steel workshop. • Granada Orientation drive through the city with views of the cathedral and Plaza Nueva. • Fez Sightseeing includes a walking tour of the Medina and views of the Royal Palace. • Marrakesh Visit Bahia Palace and Djemaa el-Fna Square during your sightseeing tour. • Casablanca View the Corniche and see the Hassan II Mosque. • Rabat View the Mausoleum and Royal Palace during your orientation.

• 6 three-course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • Return ferry crossing between Spain and Morocco. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.

• Seville Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the cathedral and Giralda Tower.

• Madrid airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 16. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite.

• Lisbon View Belém Tower, the Monument to the Discoveries on your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide.

• J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

• Fatima Visit the celebrated shrine. • Salamanca Orientation of this university city includes views of the Plaza Mayor.

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

DAY 1 ARRIVE MADRID (2 NIGHTS) Welcome to Madrid! After check-in there is time to unwind and relax. This evening, why not try the traditional dish of paella in one of the restaurants lining the lively Plaza Mayor. Hotel: Agumar (F) DAY 2 MADRID SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide shows you the sights of Madrid including the Cibeles fountain, the Gran Via, Paseo de la Castellana and Puerta del Sol. See the monument to Cervantes in Plaza de España. Afterwards, consider a visit to the famous Prado Museum featuring a large collection of works by Velazquez, or take an optional excursion to the medieval UNESCO World Heritage city of Segovia. This evening, you might be tempted by Madrid’s nightlife, where the locals dine late and enjoy the open-air cafés and vibrant atmosphere until the early hours! (BB) DAY 3 MADRID – TOLEDO – GRANADA Today drive to ancient Toledo and see the cathedral and the ancient synagogue with your Local Guide. Visit a steel workshop to see some fine examples of the famous Toledo steel-craft. Travel through Andalusia to the Moorish city of Granada. (BB D) Hotel: Macia Condor (MF) DAY 4 GRANADA – COSTA DEL SOL Your orientation tour includes views of the cathedral and Plaza Nueva. Enjoy free time to explore the city or join an optional excursion to the Alhambra Palace, subject to ticket availability. Then travel towards Malaga, the most popular Mediterranean resort on the Costa del Sol. (BB) Hotel: Tryp Guadalmar (MF)/Tryp Alameda (MF) DAY 5 COSTA DEL SOL – FEZ (2 NIGHTS) The day begins with a scenic coastal drive before boarding the ferry to North Africa. A different world awaits you in Morocco, from the dramatic Rif Mountains to the imperial city of Fez, the architecture, culture and scent of the land is as rich as it is diverse. (BB D) Hotel: Fram Volubilis (SF) DAY 6 FEZ SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME The morning guided sightseeing tour includes views of the Royal Palace. On your walking tour through the labyrinthine Medina, learn the art of haggling. Experience the atmosphere of this exotic city with time to relax or use your new-found skills to haggle over beautiful Moroccan carpets – an everlasting souvenir. This evening, stroll beneath the star-studded sky or consider joining an


16 Days from $1950

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PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 3 excursion to a traditional Arabian experience dinner, complete with belly dancers! (BB) DAY 7 FEZ – MARRAKESH (2 NIGHTS) This morning enjoy the breathtaking drive, travelling through the foothills of the Atlas Mountains to the city of Marrakesh, Africa’s most popular year-round sun resort. It was once the favourite holiday spot of Sir Winston Churchill, a haven where he used to relax and paint. (BB) Hotel: Atlas Asni (F) DAY 8 MARRAKESH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME This morning your guided sightseeing tour includes a visit to the ornate Bahia Palace and the vast Djemaa el-Fna Square with its palm readers and acrobats. Then there is time at leisure for bargain hunting in the many souks and bazaars or perhaps take an excursion to a Berber village in the Ourika Valley. (BB D) DAY 9 MARRAKESH – CASABLANCA – RABAT Today continue on to Casablanca, scene of Humphrey Bogart’s most magical moments. On arrival your guided tour includes a panoramic drive of the Corniche, plus views of the Hassan II mosque with the world’s tallest minaret. Then continue to the capital city, Rabat, where you view the Mausoleum and Royal Palace. (BB D) Hotel: Rihab (F) DAY 10 RABAT – SEVILLE (2 NIGHTS) Today, drive northwards to the coast and board the ferry for the return journey back across the Straits of Gibraltar to the Spanish mainland. Continue your journey through the Jerez vineyards, home of sherry. Later arrive in Andalusia’s most beautiful city, Seville, for a two-night stay. This evening, enjoy dinner with your companions and then relax or why not experience the fire and passion of a Spanish flamenco show? (BB D) Hotel: Gran Lar (MF) DAY 11 SEVILLE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Admire the great monuments and sights of Seville with your Local Guide. View the pools and pavilions in Maria Luisa Park, constructed for the 1929 World’s Fair. Marvel at the mighty cathedral and La Giralda. Explore the city at your own pace or join an excursion to see the impressive Alcazar. Tonight, you might like to sample some traditional tapas. (BB)

DAY 12 SEVILLE – LISBON (2 NIGHTS) Drive to the Portuguese border then continue past the cork trees of the Alentejo region. From here travel to the capital of Portugal, Lisbon, a great seafaring city situated where the Tagus River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Tonight, consider a traditional Portuguese dinner with folk dancing and song. (BB) Hotel: Altis Park (MF) DAY 13 LISBON SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME See the Hieronymite Monastery and the medieval quarter of the city before taking in views of the Belém Tower on an included sightseeing tour with your Local Guide. Then time at leisure to maybe take an optional excursion to the coastal town of Cascais. (BB) DAY 14 LISBON – FATIMA – SALAMANCA A scenic drive north through the magnificent Serra d’Aire Mountains brings you to the Shrine at Fatima, site of celebrated religious miracles. Cross the border back into Spain and arrive later in Salamanca where you view Plaza Mayor during your orientation tour. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Recoletos Coco (MF) DAY 15 SALAMANCA – MADRID Your journey continues through the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains to Madrid, Europe’s highest capital city. This afternoon, explore the city at your own pace. Tonight, perhaps enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers on the final night of your holiday. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Campo De Las Naciones (ST) DAY 16 DEPART MADRID This morning it is time to bid farewell to your Travel Director and new-found friends as your memorable holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available to Madrid airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

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GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

$198 p.p. $148 p.p. $99 p.p. $99 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount Triple Room Reduction

$190 $60

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Madrid Airport will operate at 10.30am, 1.00pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Madrid Airport at 8.30am and 11.00am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $122 per person.

Toledo, Spain

IMPORTANT NOTE: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak with your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your specific requirements.

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Château Chenonceau

Highlights of France

SPAIN PORTUGAL MOROCCO & FRANCE : REGIONALS

13 Days from $2099

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MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Beaune Visit this charming town.

• 12 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Lyon Orientation tour of this gastronomic city.

• 5 three-course dinners (D)

• Avignon View St. Bénezet Bridge and the Papal Palace.

UNBEATABLE FEATURES

• Monaco Visit the Principality. • Nice Enjoy the capital of the French Riviera. • Cannes View the Film Festival Centre.

• First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.

• Pont du Gard View the Roman Aqueduct.

• All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.

• Nimes View the Roman Arena, Maison Carré and city gardens.

• Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.

• Carcassonne Visit this beautifully preserved walled city.

• The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.

• Lourdes View St. Bernadette’s Grotto.

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.

• Biarritz Visit this glamorous resort.

• Paris Charles de Gaulle airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 13. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite.

• Bordeaux Orientation tour. • St. Emilion Visit the famous wine village. • Cognac Visit a brandy distillery. • Loire Valley Visit the magnificent Château de Chenonceau with your Local Guide. View the Château at Amboise and Chambord. • Mont St. Michel Visit the island town and view the abbey. • Normandy Visit the D-Day landing beaches. • Honfleur Visit this picturesque port. • Rouen View the Cathedral. • Paris Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées and the Eiffel Tower.

• J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

DAY 1 ARRIVE PARIS Welcome to Paris! After a welcome meeting with your Travel Director, there is time to relax and explore this beautiful city. Consider an evening tour to Montmartre, an area full of charm and character. Hotel: Mercure Paris La Defense 5 (F) DAY 2 PARIS – BEAUNE – LYON Visit medieval Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. Arrive later in Lyon, a dynamic cultural city with an orientation tour on arrival. (BB) Hotel: Park & Suites Lyon Gerland (MF) DAY 3 LYON – AVIGNON – MONACO – NICE (2 NIGHTS) Enjoy a scenic drive south to Avignon to view the Palace of the Popes and St. Bénezet Bridge. Then continue to the tiny Principality of Monaco on the coast. Finally drive to the city of Nice, capital of the glamorous French Riviera! (BB D) Hotel: Apogia (ST) DAY 4 NICE – FREE DAY Relax and experience the Côte d’Azur’s sophisticated atmosphere. Perhaps laze on the beach and sip cocktails in a shady terraced bar, shop for the latest fashions or visit the colourful Flower Market in the old town. (BB) DAY 5 NICE – CANNES – PONT DU GARD – NIMES – SETE View the Film Festival Centre in Cannes. Admire the Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct to the north of Nîmes. In Nîmes, view the Roman Arena, Maison Carré and city gardens. Dine tonight at your hotel in the quaint fishing port of Sète, known as the ‘Venice of Languedoc’. (BB D) Hotel: Mercure Sete (F)

Normandy, Honfleur


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DAY 8 BORDEAUX – COGNAC – LOIRE VALLEY (TOURS) (2 NIGHTS) Cross the vineyards of Bordeaux to Cognac to visit a brandy distillery. Continue past the strange buildings of Futuroscope, the amusement and science theme park at Poitiers, to Tours in the Loire Valley. (BB D) Hotel: Novotel Tours Sud (MF) DAY 9 LOIRE VALLEY AND CHATEAU EXCURSION Your Local Guide takes you on a fascinating visit to Chenonceau, a fairytale château built across the River Cher, home to priceless collections of Renaissance art and furniture. Your journey continues through verdant countryside. View the imposing castle at Amboise, where Leonardo da

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Vinci died and is buried, and view the splendid Château de Chambord. Tonight, why not delicious local Touraine cuisine? (BB)

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DAY 10 LOIRE VALLEY (TOURS) – MONT ST. MICHEL – D-DAY LANDING BEACHES – DEAUVILLE Head north via Le Mans, home of the famous 24-hour car race, through the fortified town of Fougères. Visit Mont St. Michel and view the abbey. Tour the historic D-Day landing beaches and the American cemetery at Omaha Beach. Arrive later at your Normandy hotel in Deauville, the elegant resort renowned for its racecourse, harbour and international film festival. (BB D) Hotel: Ibis Deauville (ST)

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PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 2

DAY 7 LOURDES – BIARRITZ – BORDEAUX Drive westwards from Lourdes to the Atlantic coast. In the glamorous resort of Biarritz explore the chic boutiques and watch the surfers perform their stunts! Traverse the rolling countryside of Les Landes to classical Bordeaux and visit the hilltop town of St. Emilion during your included excursion. Don’t miss the chance to sample splendid Graves wines at a wine cellar in this picturesque village. (BB) Hotel: Ibis Bordeaux Meriadeck (ST)

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DAY 6 SETE – CARCASSONNE – LOURDES Drive to Carcassonne for an orientation of this walled medieval town. Ascend into the spectacular snow-capped Pyrénées to the pilgrimage site of Lourdes, to view the basilica on top of St. Bernadette’s Grotto. This evening there is an opportunity to join a procession by torchlight to the basilica with the pilgrims – a magical and moving experience. (BB D) Hotel: La Solitude (MF)

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DAY 11 DEAUVILLE – HONFLEUR – ROUEN – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) Explore the picturesque harbour at Honfleur on the Normandy coast, a summer haunt of the Impressionist painters. Drive through cheese and cider country to Rouen, where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake, and view the impressive cathedral. Your day ends in the glittering capital, Paris. (BB) Hotel: Alliance St Ouen (F) DAY 12 PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Experience a wonderful sightseeing tour with your Local Guide, featuring views of the Eiffel Tower, Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame Cathedral. Spend the rest of your day as you choose. Perhaps visit the Pompidou centre, view the numerous art treasures in the Louvre Museum or simply relax at a pavement café and watch the world go by. This evening, why not finish your journey with a spectacular cabaret show, for which Paris is famous! (BB)

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$213 p.p. $159 p.p. $106 p.p.

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$106 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount

$210

Triple Room Reduction

$60

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport will operate at 8.00am, 11.00am and 2.00pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Airport at 8.00am and 11.30am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $99 per person.

DAY 13 DEPART PARIS Say ‘au revoir’ to Paris, your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of a memorable holiday in France. Transfers are available to Charles de Gaulle Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Eiffel Tower

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St John’s College, Cambridge

Taste of Britain 4 Days from $665 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Cambridge View King’s College Chapel and the Bridge of Sighs over the river Cam.

• 3 full breakfasts (FB)

• York See the old walls and Mansion House. View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles.

GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND : REGIONALS

• Hadrian’s Wall View the remains of the Roman wall.

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1 • 2 three-course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.

• Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the new Parliament building and the castle.

• All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.

• Gretna Green Visit Gretna Green, popular with eloping couples since 1754.

• The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.

• Grasmere Visit the Lake District village of Grasmere, and view the grave of poet William Wordsworth.

• The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel.

• Liverpool Visit the home city of the Beatles. • Chester View the Tudor architecture and the timbered buildings known as the ‘Rows’. • Stratford-upon-Avon Visit the town of Shakespeare’s Birth and see Anne Hathaway’s cottage.

• Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.

• Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre.

DAY 1 LONDON – CAMBRIDGE – YORK – DARLINGTON Enjoy a scenic drive towards the university city of Cambridge. Explore the cobbled streets and see some of the world famous colleges. On arrival in York your Travel Director will show you some of the highlights of this city on an orientation walk. View the magnificent Gothic Minster and see the famous street called the Shambles. Dine tonight in your hotel. (D) Hotel: Blackwell Grange (MF) DAY 2 DARLINGTON – EDINBURGH CITY SIGHTSEEING – DUNFERMLINE View Hadrian’s Wall, a defensive wall built by the Romans in 122 AD. Cross the border into Bonnie Scotland and arrive in the capital city Edinburgh. The city sightseeing tour with your Local Guide includes views of the Georgian New Town, Holyrood Palace, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Spend free time exploring on your own or join your Travel Director on an optional excursion to the Royal Yacht Britannia in nearby Leith. Tonight, why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes? (FB) Hotel: Queensferry Hotel (MF)/Holiday Inn Express (MF) DAY 3 DUNFERMLINE – LAKE DISTRICT – HAYDOCK (NEAR LIVERPOOL) Heading south, stop at Gretna Green, where eloping couples married against their parents’

• London airport transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 87. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

Edinburgh Castle


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Lake District

wishes. Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Windermere as you travel through the Lake District. Stop in the village of Grasmere where the poet, William Wordsworth, lived and wrote his most acclaimed poem, ‘The Daffodils’. This afternoon spend time exploring Liverpool, home city of the ‘Fab Four’ before checking into your hotel in nearby Haydock. (FB D) Hotel: Ramada Encore (MF)

DAY 4 HAYDOCK (NEAR LIVERPOOL) – CHESTER – STRATFORD-UPON-AVON – LONDON This morning visit Chester. View the Medieval Walls, the cathedral and the black and white timbered buildings, known as the ‘Rows’. Visit Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace, and see Anne Hathaway’s cottage before arriving in London at the end of a remarkable four days. (FB)

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Triple Room Reduction

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For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Your London Hotel: Hilton Olympia (F) For rates and full details please see page 87. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Hilton Olympia providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Edinburgh Tattoo 2 – 24 August 2013: Tickets may be obtained through your Travel Agent for this event subject to availability and at an additional charge. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $30 per person.

Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon

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St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin

DAY 1 ARRIVE DUBLIN - SIGHTSEEING Welcome to Dublin! Relax after check-in. Later, your Local Guide takes you on a panoramic sightseeing tour, which includes views of Dublin Castle, Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Phoenix Park. It’s a great introduction to your Irish journey! Hotel: Jurys Inn Parnell St (MF)

Irish Wonder 8 Days from $1099 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Dublin With your Local Guide, see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park, the glorious Georgian Squares, and Trinity College on your panoramic sightseeing tour.

• 7 full breakfasts (FB)

• Boyle View the Cistercian Abbey.

• First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.

• Knock Visit the pilgrimage town of Knock. • County Donegal Visit this picturesque area. • Galway View Galway Cathedral and Eyre Square.

GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND : REGIONALS

• Limerick View St. Mary’s Cathedral and King John’s Castle.

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• Cliffs of Moher View the stunning seascape from the cliffs and visit the Atlantic Edge exhibition in the eco-friendly Visitor Centre. • Dingle Peninsula Enjoy the beautiful countryside along the Dingle peninsula, Europe’s most westerly point. • Blarney Kiss the Blarney Stone during your visit of Blarney Castle and acquire the gift of the gab.

• 3 three-course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES

• All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Dublin airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

DAY 2 DUBLIN - BOYLE - KNOCK - SLIGO (2 NIGHTS) View the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey at Boyle, dating back to the 12th century. Visit the pilgrimage town of Knock in County Mayo, where the Virgin Mary appeared to villagers in 1879. Dine tonight at your hotel in Sligo. (FB D) Hotel: Sligo Southern (F) DAY 3 COUNTY DONEGAL EXCURSION Travel through the beautiful County Donegal. See the harbour town of Mullaghmore before heading to the town of Donegal where you see the 15th century castle. Visit traditional weavers in Adara before heading across the border for a visit to the Belleek Pottery centre. Stop at Drumcliffe to view the grave of renowned Irish author, W.B. Yeats. (FB) DAY 4 SLIGO - WESTPORT - GALWAY LIMERICK (2 NIGHTS) This morning, travel via Westport and the beautiful region of Connemara to Galway on the banks of the Corrib River. View the Cathedral, built on the site of the old prison, and stroll around Eyre Square before continuing

Cliffs of Moher


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PACE: Lively • Countries visited: 2 Cottage in Connemara

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GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

$115 p.p. $86 p.p. $58 p.p. $58 p.p.

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on to Limerick, the setting for the film ‘Angela’s Ashes’. Here your orientation tour includes views of St. Mary’s Cathedral and King John’s Castle. Tonight, explore the vibrant city of Limerick or join your Travel Director and companions for a medieval banquet in an Irish castle. (FB) Hotel: Jurys Inn Limerick (F) DAY 5 CLIFFS OF MOHER EXCURSION This morning drive to the western coast and the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. Bring the history of the cliffs to life with a visit the ‘Atlantic Edge’ exhibition. Return to Limerick for free time exploring on your own or perhaps join your Travel Director for an optional excursion to Bunratty Folk Park. (FB D)

DAY 6 LIMERICK - DINGLE PENINSULA TRALEE This morning, enjoy a scenic drive along the Dingle Peninsula. See the unspoilt and colourful villages and fishing harbours of Europe’s most westerly point. Later, arrive in the town of Tralee, famed for its annual ‘Rose of Tralee’ festival and beauty pageant. (FB D) Hotel: River Island Hotel (MF) DAY 7 TRALEE - BLARNEY - DUBLIN This morning we visit Blarney Castle. Don’t forget to kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the ‘gift of the gab’! Arrive later in the capital, Dublin, for the final night of your holiday. (FB) Hotel: Jurys Inn Parnell St (MF)

$110 $10

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Dublin Airport will operate at 8.30am, 11.00am and 1.00pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Dublin Airport at 7.30am, 9.30am and 11.30am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $61 per person.

Kiss the Blarney Stone

DAY 8 DEPART DUBLIN Say farewell to your Travel Director and new-found friends as your memorable holiday in the Emerald Isle comes to an end. (FB)

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Kilkenny Castle, Ireland

Britain & Ireland Delight 8 Days from $1225 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Stratford-upon-Avon Visit the town of Shakespeare’s Birth and see Anne Hathaway’s cottage.

• 7 full breakfasts (FB)

• York See the old walls and Mansion House. View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles. • Glasgow View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour.

GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND : REGIONALS

• Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the new Parliament Building as well as the castle.

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• 3 three course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.

• Falkirk Visit the Falkirk Wheel Visitor Centre.

• Ferry across the Irish Sea from Scotland to Northern Ireland and Ireland to South Wales.

• Belfast See Belfast City Hall & Queen’s University.

• The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.

• Dublin Sightseeing with your Local Guide to see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park, the glorious Georgian Squares and Trinity College.

• The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel.

• Kilkenny View Kilkenny Castle and gardens. • Waterford Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom, when open. • Cardiff See the Millennium Stadium and view Cardiff Castle. • Bath Visit the Georgian spa town. • Stonehenge View the ancient stone circle.

DAY 1 LONDON – STRATFORD-UPONAVON - YORK - LEEDS This morning, visit Stratford-upon-Avon and See Anne Hathaways’ Cottage, where you have time to see the sights and shop for souvenirs. During your orientation, your Travel Director will take you on a walk through the web of quaint, narrow streets and show you York Minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world. Continue to your hotel in Leeds where you dine tonight. (D) Hotel: Bewleys Hotel (F) DAY 2 LEEDS – GRASMERE – GRETNA GREEN - GLASGOW (2 NIGHTS) Drive through the Yorkshire Dales to the scenic glory of the Lake District. Travelling along the shores of England’s largest lake, Windermere, and through countryside that inspired the Romantic poets, you reach Grasmere. View the grave of William Wordsworth, buried at St. Oswald’s Church. We cross the Scottish border and visit Gretna Green, where eloping couples would say their vows over the anvil. This afternoon, your orientation tour of Glasgow includes views the Cathedral, the magnificent George Square and the River Clyde, former heart of the shipbuilding industry. (FB) Hotel: Campanile Glasgow (MF)

• Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre. • London airport transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 87. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included 
 sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

York Minster


8 Days from $1225

per person twin share Ref: BIDE Price per Person Starts London

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PACE: Lively • Countries visited: 5 DAY 3 EDINBURGH EXCURSION Today, visit Edinburgh. Your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city. View the famous castle, the Royal Mile, elegant Holyrood House in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat and the new Scottish Parliament building. Admire the elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town. En route back to Glasgow this afternoon, visit the Falkirk Wheel Visitor Centre to see this modern technological marvel in action. (FB D) DAY 4 GLASGOW - BELFAST - DUBLIN (2 NIGHTS) Follow the rugged Ayrshire coast past the island called Ailsa Craig, the stepping stone from Ireland to Scotland, then board a ferry for the short crossing to Northern Ireland. View City Hall, Queen’s University and the dock where the Titanic was built during your city orientation. Finally, cross the River Boyne at Drogheda to enter the Irish capital, Dublin. (FB) Hotel: Jurys Inn Parnell St (MF) DAY 5 DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING See Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park and the stately Georgian Squares with your Local Guide. Spend the rest of the

day as you please, why not explore Temple Bar or Grafton Street, famous for its street Performers? This evening consider joining an excursion to an Irish cabaret. (FB) DAY 6 DUBLIN - KILKENNY - WATERFORD Traverse County Kildare’s splendid countryside. In Kilkenny, see the imposing medieval castle and enjoy free time for lunch. This afternoon, visit the House of Waterford Crystal showroom and see the exquisite pieces. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Treacys Hotel (F) DAY 7 WATERFORD - CARDIFF Cross the Irish Sea to Wales, and continue your journey to Cardiff Bay to view the Millennium Centre and the National Assembly. View the historic Cardiff Castle and see the Millennium Stadium before arriving at your hotel. (FB) Hotel: Copthorne Cardiff (F) DAY 8 CARDIFF - BATH STONEHENGE - LONDON Cross the Severn Estuary into England and the glorious city of Bath. See splendid Georgian architecture during your orientation and enjoy free time to admire the elegant architecture. Perhaps consider a visit to the Roman Baths. Stop to view mysterious Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain en route to London where your amazing holiday ends. (FB)

FIRST CLASS TRAVEL

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GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

$125 p.p. $94 p.p. $63 p.p. $63 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount Triple Room Reduction

$120 $10

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Your London Hotel: Ibis Earls Court For rates and full details please see page 87. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Ibis Earls Court providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Edinburgh Tattoo 2 – 24 August 2013: Tickets may be obtained through your Travel Agent for this event subject to availability and at an additional charge. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $60 per person.

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Scottish Highlands

England and Scotland Heritage 8 Days from $1225 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Stonehenge View the ancient stone circle.

• 7 full breakfasts (FB)

• Bath Visit the Georgian spa town.

• 3 three-course dinners (D)

• Tintern View Tintern Abbey, one of the greatest monastic ruins in Wales.

UNBEATABLE FEATURES

• Chester View the Tudor architecture and the timbered buildings known as the ‘Rows’.

GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND : REGIONALS

• Grasmere Visit the village of Grasmere, and view the grave of Wordsworth.

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• Gretna Green See the Blacksmith’s shop, a wedding venue since 1754 when eloping couples would exchange their vows over the anvil. • Glasgow View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour of Glasgow. • Loch Lomond See the freshwater lake with the largest surface area in Britain. • Fort William See the Commando Memorial and Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. Enjoy a scenic drive through Glencoe, the infamous Glen of Weeping. • St. Andrews View the 18th hole on St. Andrews Old Course. • Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the new Parliament Building as well as the castle. • Hadrian’s Wall View the remains of the Roman wall. • York See the old walls and Mansion House. View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles.

• First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel. • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre.

DAY 1 LONDON - STONEHENGE - BATH BRISTOL This morning view Stonehenge, site of the mysterious ancient monoliths. In the city of Bath, where two of Jane Austen’s novels were set, admire the Georgian architecture and enjoy free time to shop or visit the Roman Baths. Arrive later at your hotel in Bristol. Hotel: Ibis Bristol Temple Meads Quay (F) DAY 2 BRISTOL - TINTERN - CHESTER LAKE DISTRICT Cross the Severn Estuary to Wales and follow the Wye Valley. View the ruins of Tintern Abbey, a Cistercian abbey which has inspired both painters and poets. Continue north to Chester to view the Roman Walls, the cathedral and the black and white timbered buildings, known as the ‘Rows’. This afternoon, why not join an excursion to North Wales. (FB D) Hotel: Holiday Inn Lancaster (F) DAY 3 LAKE DISTRICT - GRETNA GREEN GLASOW Visit the village of Grasmere where the poet, William Wordsworth, lived and wrote his most acclaimed poem, ‘The Daffodils’. Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Windermere as you head north to the Scottish border and stop at Gretna Green, where eloping couples married against their parents’ wishes. Cross the Southern Uplands to Glasgow, one of Europe’s liveliest cities. (FB) Hotel: Ibis Glasgow (MF)

• London airport transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 87. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

• Stratford-upon-Avon Visit the town of Shakespeare’s Birth and see Anne Hathaway’s cottage. Chester Rows


8 Days from $1225

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on your own or join your Travel Director on an optional excursion to the Royal Yacht Britannia in nearby Leith. Tonight, why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes. (FB)

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DAY 7 EDINBURGH - YORK - LEEDS Departing the city of Edinburgh, cross the Scottish Borders back into England. Drive through Northumberland National Park and view part of Hadrian’s Wall. Begun in 122 AD, the wall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is among the most important monuments built by the Romans in Britain. Continue south and arrive in York, a city of extraordinary cultural and historical wealth. During your orientation, your Travel Director takes you on a walk through the web of quaint, narrow streets and shows you York Minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world. Finish the day in Leeds, where you dine tonight at your hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Bewleys Hotel (F)

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PACE: Lively • Countries visited: 3 DAY 4 GLASGOW - SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS See the sights of Glasgow during your orientation tour. Drive north through incredible scenery into the Scottish Highlands and follow the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Drive through Glencoe, Glen of the Weeping, onto Fort William, which lies in the shadow of the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, whose summit stands at 4,409 feet above sea-level. Dine tonight at your Highland hotel in Aviemore, a well-known Scottish ski resort in the Cairngorms National Park. (FB D) Hotel: Laggan Gaskmore (F) DAY 5 SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS ST. ANDREWS - EDINBURGH (AIRTH) (2 NIGHTS) Visit picturesque Pitlochry on the banks of the river Tummel. Famous for salmon fishing, a ‘fish ladder’ on the dammed river helps the salmon to swim upstream to spawn. Take time to shop, explore, or join an excursion to Blair Castle, home to the Duke of Atholl. In St. Andrews, where Prince William went to university, stop to take a picture of the 18th hole. Known as the home of golf, the game has been played here for over 600 years! (FB) Hotel: Airth Castle (F) DAY 6 EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME This morning’s sightseeing tour with your Local Guide includes views of the Georgian New Town, Holyrood Palace, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Spend free time exploring

DAY 8 LEEDS - STRATFORD-UPON-AVON LONDON This morning, visit Stratford-upon-Avon, where you have time to see the sights and shop for souvenirs. In your free time, why not visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Visitor’s Centre for an in-depth look at the great man’s life. Say goodbye to your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of an exciting and memorable holiday as you return to London. (FB)

GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

$124 p.p. $93 p.p. $62 p.p. $62 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount Triple Room Reduction

$120 $10

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Your London Hotel: Ibis Earls Court For rates and full details please see page 87. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Ibis Earls Court providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Edinburgh Tattoo 2 – 24 August 2013: Tickets may be obtained through your Travel Agent for this event, subject to availability and at an additional charge. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $60 per person.

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Thatched cottages, Adare, Ireland

Britain and Ireland Experience 12 Days from $1750 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS • Stonehenge View the ancient stone circle. • Bath Visit the Georgian spa town.

GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND : REGIONALS

• Oxford Walk down Broad Street and view the Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera on your orientation of Oxford.

• Cardiff See the Millennium Stadium and view Cardiff Castle.

INCLUDED DINING

• Pembroke View Pembroke Castle.

• 11 full breakfasts (FB)

• Waterford Visit the Crystal Showroom, when open.

• 4 three course dinners (D)

• Youghal Visit the picturesque fishing port of Youghal.

UNBEATABLE FEATURES

• Blarney Kiss the Blarney Stone during your visit of Blarney Castle and acquire the ‘gift of the gab.’

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• Bladon View Sir Winston Churchill’s grave.

• Adare View the prettiest village in Ireland. • Limerick View St. Mary’s Cathedral and King John’s Castle. • Galway View Galway Cathedral and Eyre Square. • Dublin With your Local Guide, see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park, the glorious Georgian Squares, and Trinity College on your panoramic sightseeing tour. • Chester View the Tudor architecture and the timbered buildings known as the ‘Rows’. • Grasmere Visit the village of Grasmere, and view the grave of Wordsworth. • Gretna Green Visit Gretna Green, popular with eloping couples since 1754. • Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and the new Parliament Building as well as views of the castle. • Jedburgh View the abbey ruins. • Hadrian’s Wall View the remains of the Roman wall. • York See the old walls and Mansion House. View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles. • Stratford-upon-Avon Visit the town of Shakespeare’s Birth and see Anne Hathaway’s cottage.

• First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • Ferry across the Irish Sea from Wales to Ireland and return. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.

DAY 1 LONDON - STONEHENGE - BATH CARDIFF This morning, meet your Travel Director and travelling companions as you set off on your holiday. View the mysterious ancient stone circle at Stonehenge. See elegant Georgian architecture in the spa town of Bath. Cross the vast Severn Estuary to Cardiff, capital of Wales, where you dine tonight. (D) Hotel: Copthorne Cardiff (F) DAY 2 CARDIFF - PEMBROKE WATERFORD Admire Cardiff Castle then journey through beautiful countryside via Carmarthen. View Pembroke Castle which is the birthplace of Henry Vll, founder of the Tudor Dynasty. Board your ferry from Pembroke to Rosslare, Ireland. Journey west to Waterford and dine tonight at your hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Treacys Hotel (F) DAY 3 WATERFORD - BLARNEY - TRALEE Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom. Continue along the splendid southern coast through the picturesque fishing port of Youghal. Explore Blarney Castle – kiss the stone and acquire the ‘gift of the gab’! Cross over the Cork and the Kerry Mountains, then travel via Killarney to your hotel in Tralee. (FB D) Hotel: Manor West (F) DAY 4 TRALEE - DINGLE PENINSULA LIMERICK This morning, enjoy a scenic drive along the Dingle Peninsula. See the unspoilt and colourful

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre. • London airport transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 87. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

Jedburgh Abbey


12 Days from $1750 per person twin share Ref: BIEX

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PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 4 villages and fishing harbours of Europe’s most westerly point. Travel north to County Limerick through Adare, the prettiest village in Ireland. Arrive in Limerick where you view St. Mary’s Cathedral and King John’s Castle. (FB) Hotel: Jurys Inn Limerick (F)

Edinburgh Castle. Spend free time exploring on your own or join your Travel Director on an optional excursion to the Royal Yacht Britannia in nearby Leith. Tonight, why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes? (FB)

DAY 5 LIMERICK - GALWAY - DUBLIN (2 NIGHTS) This morning there is time to visit Bunratty Castle and folk park, where 19th century life is vividly recreated. Drive through beautiful County Clare to view Galway Bay. Stop in Galway then head across lush countryside to Dublin, Ireland’s capital. (FB) Hotel: Jurys Inn Parnell St (MF)

DAY 10 DUNFERMLINE - YORK - LEEDS This morning, travel south through the Scottish Borderlands and stop to view the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey. Enjoy the views across the Cheviot Hills at Carter Bar and continue into Northumberland National Park where you view Hadrian’s Wall at Heddon. Cross the River Tyne at Newcastle and stop at York for an orientation tour including the Gothic Minster and the narrow cobbled street known as the Shambles. Then continue to your hotel in Leeds. (FB) Hotel: Bewleys Hotel (F)

DAY 6 DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour of Dublin, with views of Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and historic Phoenix Park. Spend the rest of your day as you choose. For your last night in Ireland, why not join your travelling companions for an Irish cabaret. (FB) DAY 7 DUBLIN - CHESTER - LIVERPOOL Cross the Irish Sea, with magnificent views of Dublin Bay, and arrive at Holyhead on the Welsh Island of Anglesey. Cameras at the ready as you view the station with one of the longest names in the world, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwlllantysiliogogogoch. Admire breathtaking scenery in Snowdonia National Park on the way to Chester, where you have time to walk along the medieval walls and appreciate the famous ‘Chester Rows’. Arrive later in Liverpool, home of the Beatles. (FB) Hotel: Ibis Liverpool (ST) DAY 8 LIVERPOOL - LAKE DISTRICT DUNFERMLINE (NEAR EDINBURGH) (2 NIGHTS) Stop to view William Wordsworth’s grave in the pretty Lake District village of Grasmere. Continue across the Scottish border and stop at Gretna Green, where eloping couples could marry against their parents’ wishes. Your day ends at your hotel near Edinburgh. (FB) Hotel: Queensferry Hotel/Holiday Inn Express (MF) DAY 9 EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING This morning’s sightseeing tour with your Local Guide includes views of the Georgian New Town, Holyrood Palace, the Royal Mile and

DAY 11 LEEDS - STRATFORD-UPON-AVON - WARWICK This morning, visit Stratford-upon-Avon where you have time to see the sights and shop for souvenirs and see Anne Hathaways’ Cottage. In your free time, why not visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Visitor’s Centre for an in-depth look at the great man’s life. Dine tonight at your hotel in the historic city of Warwick. (FB D) Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Warwick (F) DAY 12 WARWICK - OXFORD - LONDON See Warwick Castle, dating back over 1100 years, and enjoy a scenic drive through the glorious Cotswolds to the little churchyard at Bladon, where Sir Winston Churchill is buried. See the sights of Oxford, the oldest university city in England, before continuing to London where you can say farewell to your Travel Director and travelling companions at the end of your memorable holiday. (FB)

FIRST CLASS TRAVEL

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GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

$177 p.p. $132 p.p. $88 p.p. $88 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount Triple Room Reduction

$170 $10

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Your London Hotel: Jurys Inn Islington For rates and full details please see page 87. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Jurys Inn Islington providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Edinburgh Tattoo 2 – 24 August 2013: Tickets may be obtained through your Travel Agent for this event subject to availability and at an additional charge. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $90 per person.

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Caernarfon Castle, Wales

Britain and Ireland Explorer 19 Days from $2735 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS • Stratford-upon-Avon Visit the town of Shakespeare’s Birth. • York View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles. • Hadrian’s Wall View the remains of the Roman wall. • Jedburgh View the Jedburgh Abbey ruins. • Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the castle. • St. Andrews View the 18th hole on the Old Course.

GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND : REGIONALS

• Waterford Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom. • Cardiff See the Millennium Stadium and view Cardiff Castle. • The Welsh Valleys Visit the Welsh Valleys and the National Coal Museum. • Bath Visit the Georgian spa town. • Stonehenge View the ancient stone circle.

• Loch Ness View the most famous loch of them all.

INCLUDED DINING

• Culloden Visit the famous battlefield.

• 18 full breakfasts (FB) • 8 three course dinners (D)

• Inverness Visit the capital of the Scottish Highlands.

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• Blarney Kiss the Blarney Stone during your visit of Blarney Castle.

• Glencoe See Glencoe, also known as the Glen of the Weeping. • Glasgow View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour. • Gretna Green Visit this town, popular with eloping couples since 1754. • Chester View the timbered buildings known as the ‘Rows’. • Liverpool Visit the home of the Beatles. • North Wales View Caernarvon Castle. • Dublin Sightseeing with a Local Guide. See St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park, the glorious Georgian Squares, and Trinity College. • Boyle View the Cistercian Abbey. • County Donegal Visit this picturesque area. • Galway View Galway Cathedral and Eyre Square. • Cliffs of Moher View the stunning seascape from the cliffs and visit the Atlantic Edge exhibition in the eco-friendly Visitor Centre. • Adare Visit the prettiest village in Ireland. • Limerick View St. Mary’s Cathedral & King John’s Castle. • Dingle Peninsula Enjoy the beautiful countryside along the Dingle peninsula.

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • Return ferry across the Irish Sea from Wales to Ireland. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre. • London airport transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 87. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

DAY 1 LONDON – STRATFORD – LEEDS Welcome to London! Your holiday starts with a visit to Stratford-upon-Avon, where you have time to see the sights and shop for souvenirs. In your free time, why not visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Visitor’s Centre for an in-depth look at the great man’s life. Later arrive at your hotel in Leeds where you dine tonight. (D) Hotel: Bewleys Hotel (F) DAY 2 LEEDS – YORK – NEAR EDINBURGH (AIRTH) (2 NIGHTS) See the sights of York, including the Minster and picturesque ‘Shambles’. Head north, stopping to view Hadrian’s Wall and the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey, to your hotel in Airth. (FB) Hotel: Airth Castle (F) DAY 3 EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME This morning’s sightseeing tour with your Local Guide includes views of the Georgian New Town, Holyrood Palace, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Tonight, why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes? (FB) DAY 4 EDINBURGH – SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS (2 NIGHTS) Crossing into the ancient Kingdom of Fife, we head for the coastal town of St. Andrews, the home of golf. Later, we stop in the town of Pitlochry before heading to your Highland hotel for a two night stay. (FB D) Hotel: Aviemore Inn (F)/Academy (F) DAY 5 SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS EXCURSION Today is dedicated to the beauty of the Scottish Highlands. Visit Loch Ness, and keep a look out for the famous monster. Visit Inverness – the capital of the Highlands. Later visit the battlefield of Culloden where Bonnie Prince Charlie fought the English. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB D) DAY 6 SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS – GLASGOW Drive in the shadow of Ben Nevis to Fort William then follow the shores of Loch Linnhe to Glencoe – the Glen of the Weeping. Travel along the ‘banks and braes of Loch Lomond’ before continuing your journey to Glasgow. View Glasgow Cathedral and George square during your orientation tour. (FB) Hotel: Campanile Glasgow (MF) DAY 7 GLASGOW – GRETNA GREEN – HAYDOCK (NEAR LIVERPOOL) (2 NIGHTS) Visit Gretna Green, where eloping lovers famously


19 Days from $2735 per person twin share Ref: BIXP

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680

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680

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magnificent Cliffs of Moher. Bring the history of the cliffs to life with a visit to the ‘Atlantic Edge’ exhibition. Return to Limerick for free time exploring on your own or perhaps join your Travel Director for an optional excursion to Bunratty Folk Park. (FB)

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Thu 22 Aug

2775

680

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680

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680

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680

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680

DAY 15 LIMERICK – DINGLE PENINSULA – TRALEE This morning, enjoy a scenic drive along the Dingle Peninsula. See the unspoilt and colourful villages and fishing harbours of Europe’s most westerly point. Later, arrive in the town of Tralee, famed for its annual ‘Rose of Tralee’ festival and beauty pageant. (FB D) Hotel: Manor West (F)

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2775

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Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

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End

PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 5 went to marry. Continue south through breath-taking scenery in the English Lake District to Lancashire. (FB D) Hotel: Holiday Inn Haydock (F) DAY 8 CHESTER – NORTH WALES AND LIVERPOOL EXCURSION See some of the most spectacular views in Wales as you travel the Horseshoe Pass to visit the town of Llangollen, home of the Music Eisteddfod. On arrival in Chester, view the medieval city walls and the half-timbered buildings known as the ‘Rows’. This afternoon, enjoy exploring the lively city of Liverpool. (FB) DAY 9 HAYDOCK (NEAR LIVERPOOL) – DUBLIN (2 NIGHTS) See the pretty Welsh coast as you drive via Colwyn Bay and Caernarvon, for views of the castle, before boarding your ferry for Ireland. Arrive later in the Irish capital, Dublin. (FB) Hotel: Jurys Inn Parnell St (MF) DAY 10 DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING Your Local Guide shows you the sights of this historic city, with views of Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Phoenix Park. This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore the city. (FB) DAY 11 DUBLIN – BOYLE – KNOCK – SLIGO (2 NIGHTS) View the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey at Boyle, dating back to the 12th century. Visit the pilgrimage town of Knock in County Mayo and drive through lush countryside to Sligo and your hotel where you dine tonight. (FB D) Hotel: Sligo Southern (F) DAY 12 COUNTY DONEGAL EXCURSION Travel through the beautiful County Donegal. See the harbour town of Mullaghmore before heading to the town of Donegal where you view the 15th century castle. Visit the Belleek Pottery centre before stopping at Drumcliffe to view the grave of renowned Irish author, W.B. Yeats. (FB) DAY 13 SLIGO – CONNEMARA – GALWAY – LIMERICK (2 NIGHTS) This morning, travel the beautiful region of Connemara to Galway on the banks of the Corrib River. View the Cathedral and stroll around Eyre Square before continuing on to Limerick. Here your orientation tour includes views of St. Mary’s Cathedral and King John’s Castle. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Jurys Inn Limerick (F) DAY 14 CLIFFS OF MOHER EXCURSION This morning drive to the western coast and the

DAY 16 TRALEE – WATERFORD Explore Blarney Castle, where you can kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the ‘gift of the gab’! Continue through Cork and along the coast to Waterford, famous for its crystal-ware. Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom (when open). (FB) Hotel: Treacys Hotel (F) DAY 17 WATERFORD – CARDIFF (2 NIGHTS) Travel from Waterford to Rosslare where you board a ferry to Wales. Arrive in Fishguard and drive on to Cardiff, where you stay for the next two nights. (FB) Hotel: Copthorne Cardiff (F) DAY 18 CARDIFF SIGHTSEEING AND SOUTH WALES EXCURSION See the sights of Cardiff this morning before leaving the city and travelling through the heartland of South Wales to visit the National Coal Museum for an insight into what life was like for the miners in days gone by. Return to the Welsh capital through the picturesque Brecon Beacons National Park. (FB D)

GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to

$278 p.p. $208 p.p. $139 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

$139 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount Triple Room Reduction

$270 $40

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Your London Hotel: Jurys Inn Islington For rates and full details see page 87. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Jurys Inn Islington providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Edinburgh Tattoo 2 – 24 August 2013: Tickets may be obtained through your Travel Agent for this event subject to availability and at an additional charge. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $143 per person.

DAY 19 CARDIFF – BATH – STONEHENGE – LONDON Cross the Severn Estuary to Georgian Bath. Admire the Georgian architecture and enjoy free time to shop or visit the Roman Baths. View mysterious Stonehenge en route to London where your amazing holiday comes to an end. (FB)

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Scottish Piper

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Berlin Cathedral

Highlights of Germany 12 Days from $1650 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Frankfurt Orientation tour of this impressive city.

• 11 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Rhine Cruise Enjoy a scenic cruise through part of the romantic Rhine Valley. • Cologne See the Gothic cathedral. • Hamelin Visit the town famous for the folk tale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin.

CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE : REGIONALS

• Hamburg Orientation includes the Inner Alster Lake.

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• Berlin Sightseeing tour of this re-united city with a Local Guide. • Dresden Orientation includes the Zwinger Palace and Opera House. • Bayreuth See the Wagner Festival Theatre. • Nuremberg Orientation includes St. Sebald’s Cathedral. • Rothenburg Orientation of this medieval city. • Munich Orientation includes the Olympic Stadium, Marienplatz and Glockenspiel. • Oberammergau Visit the town made famous by the Passion Play. • Neuschwanstein View the castle. • Bavarian Alps Enjoy views of this spectacular mountain range.

• 5 three-course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.

DAY 1 ARRIVE FRANKFURT Welcome to Frankfurt! After check-in this afternoon, your Travel Director takes you on an orientation tour of the city’s dynamic financial centre and medieval Römerplatz before dining in the hotel. (D) Hotel: Mercure Neu Isenburg (F) DAY 2 FRANKFURT – RHINE CRUISE – COLOGNE Cruise along the River Rhine from St. Goar, site of the famous Lorelei Rock. The scenery is spectacular! Your day ends in Cologne, Germany’s fourth largest city, where you see the impressive Gothic cathedral. (BB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Cologne (ST) DAY 3 COLOGNE – HAMELIN – HAMBURG Drive through Lower Saxony and stop in Hamelin en-route to Hamburg. Hamelin is a picturesque town depicted in the Brothers Grimm fairytale and has also been immortalised in poems by Goethe and Robert Browning.

• Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Frankfurt airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 12. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
 Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

• Black Forest Scenic drive through the thickly forested mountains. • Heidelberg Visit the oldest and best-known University town in Germany.

Black Forest,Germany


12 Days from $1650 per person twin share Ref: GHIG

Price per Person Ends Frankfurt

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Single Supp. Option

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380

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380

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390

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390

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390

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390

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390

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Starts Frankfurt

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

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PACE: Lively • Countries visited: 1 Later in Hamburg, see the main sights including the inner Alster Lake during an orientation tour with your Travel Director. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Mercure Hamburg Arena (ST) DAY 4 HAMBURG – BERLIN (2 NIGHTS) Follow the valley of the River Elbe from Hamburg, accross the former “Iron Curtain” to the historic city of Berlin, your home for the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Grand City Hotel Globus (MF) DAY 5 BERLIN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Marvel at the landmarks of the old East and West sections of Berlin during your sightseeing tour with your Local Guide, including The Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard, the German State Opera House, Reichstag Building, Tiergarten and the shopping and entertainment district of Kurfürstendamm. Spend the rest of your day exploring on your own and shopping for souvenirs! (BB) DAY 6 BERLIN – DRESDEN A short drive south brings you to Dresden - known as ‘Florence on the Elbe’. See the highlights of this astonishing Renaissance city including the Opera House and Zwinger Palace. (BB D) Hotel: Ramada Hotel Dresden (ST) DAY 7 DRESDEN – BAYREUTH – NUREMBERG In Bayreuth, admire the Wagner Festival Theatre before arriving in Nuremberg, where you see mighty ramparts, a bustling market place and St. Sebald’s Cathedral on your orientation tour of the city. (BB) Hotel: Intercity Hotel Nuremberg (ST) DAY 8 NUREMBERG – ROTHENBURG – MUNICH (2 NIGHTS) Your Travel Director takes you on a wonderful orientation walk of Rothenburg, perhaps the most well-preserved medieval town in Germany. Sights include half-timbered houses and the old town hall. Shop for wooden Christmas ornaments, then follow part of the Romantic Road through picturesque villages and pristine countryside to Munich, the lively capital of Bavaria. Enjoy an included dinner at your hotel this evening. (BB D) Hotel: Holiday Inn Munich South (F)

DAY 9 MUNICH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME See the city’s landmarks on your orientation tour including the Olympic Stadium, Ludwigstrasse and Marienplatz, famous for its Glockenspiel Carillon. Take an optional excursion to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site in the afternoon or spend the rest of the day exploring on your own. You could visit Munich’s fine museums or enjoy a walk in some of the beautiful city gardens. This evening, consider a visit to the Hofbräuhaus, the world’s most famous beer hall! (BB) DAY 10 MUNICH – OBERAMMERGAU – NEUSCHWANSTEIN – BLACK FOREST Head south to the quaint village of Oberammergau, where the famous Passion Play is performed once every decade. Stop to marvel at King Ludwig’s fairytale 19th century castle of Neuschwanstein. After time for lunch, admire the scenery as you drive along the Bavarian prealpine range and into the hills and lakes of the Black Forest, famous for cuckoo clocks. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Hofgut Sternen (F) DAY 11 BLACK FOREST – HEIDELBERG – FRANKFURT A scenic drive brings you to the famous university town of Heidelberg built alongside the picturesque River Neckar. See Heidelberg Castle, one of the most important Renaissance structures north of the alps as well as the Baroque style Old Town. Enjoy some free time for souvenir shopping before continuing on to Frankfurt. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Neu Isenburg (F)

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390

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Tue 24 Sep

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390

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Tue 22 Oct

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390

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Tue 29 Oct

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390

GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

$169 p.p. $126 p.p. $84 p.p. $84 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount Triple Room Reduction

$160 $10

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Frankfurt Airport will operate at 9.30am, 12.00pm and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Frankfurt Airport at 8.00am and 10.00am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $91 per person.

Marienplatz, Munich

DAY 12 DEPART FRANKFURT This morning, say ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to your Travel Director and travelling companions as your memorable German holiday comes to an end. Transfers to Frankfurt Airport are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Parliament, Budapest

Imperial Highlights 10 Days from $1399 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Munich Orientation includes the Olympic Stadium, Marienplatz and Ludwigstrasse.

• 9 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Nuremberg Orientation includes the old city walls. • Pilsen See this beer-brewing town. • Prague Walking tour with a Local Guide includes views of St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square.

CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE : REGIONALS

• Bratislava Visit the capital of Slovakia.

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• Budapest Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes Fisherman’s Bastion, the Church of St. Matthias and Gellert Hill. • Györ Visit this historical town. • Vienna Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the State Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and the Imperial Boulevards. • Salzburg Visit this charming city, the birthplace of Mozart.

• 4 three-course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Munich airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 10. Conditions apply, see departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

DAY 1 ARRIVE MUNICH Welcome to Munich, capital of Bavaria. After check-in, your afternoon begins with an orientation tour of this exciting city! See the Olympic Stadium, Ludwigstrasse and Marienplatz, featuring a Glockenspiel clock. This evening, you might like to soak up the atmosphere with a stein of beer at one of the beerhalls, for which Bavaria is world-renowned! Hotel: Holiday Inn Munich South (F) DAY 2 MUNICH - NUREMBERG - PRAGUE (2 NIGHTS) Travel north to Nuremberg, which for centuries was the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Much of it was rebuilt following wartime destruction and its old-world charm and history is in evidence during your orientation tour. Cross the border into the Czech Republic and pass Pilsen, renowned for its breweries. Arrive later in Prague, a vibrant and fashionable city steeped in history, and one of Europe’s mustsee destinations since the Velvet Revolution in 1989. (BB D) Hotel: Diplomat Prague (F) DAY 3 PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Admire the sights of Prague with your Local Guide who gives a superb account of the city’s rich history. See St. Vitus Cathedral, which is set inside the 1,000 year old Prague Castle. Your tour continues across the River Vltava in the cobblestoned Old Town Square, where you see the Astronomical Clock. Spend free time afterwards exploring this fascinating city on your own and shopping for beautiful Czech crystal.

Salzburg, Austria


10 Days from $1399 per person twin share Ref: CCOX

Price per Person Starts Munich

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Sightseeing stops

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End

PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 5 Later, consider a cruise on the river and view the city from a different perspective. (BB D) DAY 4 PRAGUE - BRATISLAVA - BUDAPEST (2 NIGHTS) Journey through Moravia in the southern Czech Republic into Slovakia. Enjoy an orientation tour of the capital, Bratislava, which shows you the medieval town hall in the quaint Old Town area. Arrive later in Budapest, a romantic city which straddles the River Danube. This evening, you might like to dine on board a cruise boat, while admiring Budapest from the water. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Buda (F) DAY 5 BUDAPEST SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide shows you the sights of the twin cities of Buda and Pest including the Fisherman’s Bastion, Heroes’ Square and the Church of St. Matthias. Admire panoramic views of the city from Gellert Hill, with free time afterwards to explore on your own. Perhaps take a trip to Szentendre or visit the Parliament buildings. (BB) DAY 6 BUDAPEST - GYÖR - VIENNA (2 NIGHTS) Cross the picturesque Transdanubia region dotted with orchards and vineyards. Visit the historical town of Györ, which dates back to Roman times and also has an abundance of medieval and Baroque charm. Later, head north into Austria and arrive in Vienna, a dynamic city with a splendid imperial heritage. (BB) Hotel: Senator Hotel (MF)

DAY 7 VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME The Hofburg, State Opera House, Imperial Boulevards, the impressive City Hall – your Local Guide shows you all these landmarks and more during your sightseeing tour of this elegant city. Later in your free time, explore the pedestrian area around St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the main shopping street, Kärntnerstrassse. You might also like to visit a traditional Viennese café and sample unique pastries! This evening, consider an optional excursion to dine at a heurigen or tavern in a wine village on the outskirts of the city. (BB) DAY 8 VIENNA - SALZBURG Follow the Danube Valley past the impressive monastery at Melk. Continue west to the charming city of Salzburg, famous for its musical heritage, and wander through the Mirabell Gardens, which featured in the film ‘The Sound of Music’. Cross the bridge over the River Salzach and explore the Old Town, including the imposing cathedral square and Getreidegasse, a narrow street where Mozart was born in 1756. (BB D) Hotel: Arena City Hotel (MF) DAY 9 SALZBURG - MUNICH Don’t miss the opportunity to take an optional excursion to the Eagle’s Nest near Berchtesgaden in Germany, with spectacular views across the surrounding valleys. This evening in Munich – your final night – celebrate the end of the trip with your Travel Director and fellow travellers with dinner at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Holiday Inn Munich South (F)

Ends Munich

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330

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330

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Sun 5 May

1425

370

Fri 3 May

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370

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Sun 19 May

1425

370

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Sun 26 May

1425

370

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Sun 2 Jun

1425

370

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Sun 9 Jun

1425

370

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370

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1425

370

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370

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1425

360

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1425

360

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1425

360

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Sun 28 Jul

1425

360

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1425

360

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1425

360

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370

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370

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1425

370

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1425

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GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

$145 p.p. $109 p.p. $73 p.p. $73 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount Triple Room Reduction

$140 $20

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Munich Airport will operate at 10.00am and 1.00pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Munich Airport at 9.30am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $76 per person.

DAY 10 DEPART MUNICH This morning, say ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to your Travel Director and travelling companions as your memorable European holiday comes to an end. Transfers to Munich Airport are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Frankfurt, Germany

Highlights of Bohemia 15 Days from $1975 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Frankfurt Orientation tour includes the Old Town.

• 14 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Berlin Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Tiergarten and the German State Opera House. • Poznan Visit the town known as the ‘cradle of the Polish state’.

CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE : REGIONALS

• Warsaw Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Old City, St. John’s Cathedral and the Royal Palace.

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• Czestochowa View the monastery at Jasna Gora. • Krakow Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the cathedral and Royal Castle on Wavel Hill. • Budapest Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes Gellert Hill, the Fisherman’s Bastion and the Church of St. Matthias. • Gyor Visit this medieval city. • Vienna Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of Vienna’s State Opera House, the Hofburg Palace, Parliament and the Imperial Boulevards. • Brno See the medieval town. • Prague Walking tour with a Local Guide includes views of Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square. • Rothenburg Visit this fortified medieval town.

• 5 three-course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Frankfurt airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 15. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

DAY 1 ARRIVE FRANKFURT Welcome to Frankfurt! After check-in this afternoon, your Travel Director takes you on an orientation tour of the city’s dynamic financial centre and medieval Römerplatz before dining in the hotel. (D) Hotel: Mercure Neu Isenburg (F) DAY 2 FRANKFURT – BERLIN (2 NIGHTS) Cross the northern plains of Germany to the capital, Berlin, a city with a rich political and cultural history. (BB) Hotel: Grand City Hotel Berlin East (ST) DAY 3 BERLIN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide brings Berlin’s history to life during your sightseeing tour. View the Reichstag Building, Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard and the German State Opera House. Spend the rest of the day exploring this exuberant city on your own, or perhaps join an optional excursion for a glimpse into Berlin’s secret past. (BB) DAY 4 BERLIN – POZNAN – WARSAW (2 NIGHTS) Head east and cross the border into Poland at Frankfurt-an-der-Oder. Visit the commercial centre, Poznan, and view the City Hall, Gothic architecture and other important sights. Arrive later in the capital, Warsaw, where you dine tonight. (BB D) Hotel: Novotel Centrum (F) DAY 5 WARSAW SIGHTSEEING Like Berlin, Warsaw is an energetic and lively city and your Local Guide reveals the city’s diverse history during your sightseeing tour this morning.

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin


15 Days from $1975

per person twin share Ref: CHNE Price per Person Starts Frankfurt

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

End

PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 6 View St. John’s Cathedral and the Royal Palace in the Old Town, which was rebuilt after the war. See the site of the Warsaw Ghetto. Afterwards you are free to explore and don’t miss the opportunity to take an excursion to Wilanow Palace, the residence of Polish King Sobieski. This evening you might like to discover the city’s vibrant nightlife! (BB) DAY 6 WARSAW – CZESTOCHOWA – KRAKOW (2 NIGHTS) Travel south to Czestochowa and view the Paulite Monastery at Jasna Gora. Dating back to the 14th century, this place of pilgrimage is home to a famous icon of the Black Madonna. Arrive this afternoon in Krakow, where you might like to take an excursion to see the famous sculptures in the nearby salt mines. (BB D) Hotel: Ibis Stare Miastro (ST) DAY 7 KRAKOW SIGHTSEEING Admire Krakow’s beautiful sights with your Local Guide this morning, including the city’s medieval walls and buildings, and the castle and cathedral on Wavel Hill. In your free time, soak up the atmosphere in the Old Town or perhaps visit Auschwitz, a chilling reminder of the Holocaust. (BB) DAY 8 KRAKOW – BUDAPEST (2 NIGHTS) Relax and enjoy the splendid scenery as you drive through the foothills of the Tatra Mountains into the Slovak Republic and on to Hungary. Your day ends in Budapest, a bustling city on the romantic River Danube. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Buda (F) DAY 9 BUDAPEST SIGHTSEEING View the city’s sights with your Local Guide including the Fisherman’s Bastion, Heroes’ Square, the Church of St. Matthias and panoramic views of the city from Gellert Hill. Afterwards, explore on your own or maybe take a trip to Szentendre or visit the Parliament buildings. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) DAY 10 BUDAPEST – GYOR – VIENNA (2 NIGHTS) Journey through the Transdanubia region to Györ. Founded by the Romans, Györ has retained much of its medieval and Baroque charm. Continue across the Austrian border and arrive later in the capital, Vienna. (BB) Hotel: Senator Hotel (F)

DAY 11 VIENNA SIGHTSEEING From the Parliament to the Opera, the Hofburg and City Hall, your Local Guide shows you all the sights of this beautiful imperial city. This evening, consider an optional excursion to a wine village on the outskirts of Vienna for dinner. (BB) DAY 12 VIENNA – BRNO – PRAGUE (2 NIGHTS) Leave Vienna and cross the border into the Czech Republic at the medieval town of Brno. Journey through beautiful Bohemian countryside to the golden city of Prague. (BB D) Hotel: Diplomat Prague (F) DAY 13 PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING Prague spans the River Vltava and ranks as one of the best-preserved cities in Europe. Your Local Guide gives you an insight into the city’s history during your sightseeing tour, which features Prague Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus and the Old Town square. In your free time, perhaps take a cruise on the Vltava River. (BB) DAY 14 PRAGUE – ROTHENBURG – FRANKFURT Travel across the border into Germany, where you arrive at the charming city of Rothenburg. See the sights during your orientation of the city, including medieval streets and fortified walls. There’s time to shop for Christmas ornaments before returning to Frankfurt. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Neu Isenburg (F)

Ends Frankfurt

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Twin Share

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Sat 18 May

1999

590

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Sat 25 May

1999

590

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Sat 1 Jun

1999

590

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Sat 8 Jun

1999

590

Sat 1 Jun

Sat 15 Jun

1999

590

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Sat 22 Jun

1999

590

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Sat 29 Jun

1999

590

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Sat 6 Jul

1999

580

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Sat 13 Jul

1975

580

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Sat 20 Jul

1975

580

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Sat 27 Jul

1975

580

Sat 20 Jul

Sat 3 Aug

1975

580

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Sat 10 Aug

1975

580

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Sat 17 Aug

1975

580

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Sat 24 Aug

1975

580

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1975

580

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1975

590

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2025

590

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2025

590

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2025

590

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2025

590

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Sat 12 Oct

2025

590

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Sat 19 Oct

1999

590

Sat 12 Oct

Sat 26 Oct

1999

590

GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to

$203 p.p. $152 p.p. $101 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

$101 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount Triple Room Reduction

$190 $10

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Frankfurt Airport will operate at 9.30am, 12.00pm and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Frankfurt Airport at 8.00am and 10.00am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $114 per person.

Poznan, Poland

DAY 15 DEPART FRANKFURT Say goodbye to your Travel Director and travelling companions as your memorable holiday comes to an end. Frankfurt Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) IMPORTANT NOTE: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak with your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your specific requirements.

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Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg

Cossack Explorer

DAY 1 ARRIVE COPENHAGEN (2 NIGHTS) Welcome to Copenhagen, capital of Denmark. Relax and unwind after check-in, or take a stroll through the city. Later meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers. Hotel: Bella Sky Comwell (F)

16 Days from $2650

DAY 2 COPENHAGEN SIGHTSEEING Your Local Guide takes you on a morning sightseeing tour, which includes the Little Mermaid, the Renaissance Stock Exchange, Royal Amalienborg Palace and Christiansborg Palace. Spend the rest of the day exploring the sights of your choice or shopping. (SB)

MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Copenhagen Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the Little Mermaid and Christiansborg Palace.

• 10 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Stockholm Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the City Hall and the Royal Palace.

CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE : REGIONALS

• Helsinki Sightseeing with a Local Guide features views of the Senate and market squares.

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• St. Petersburg Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Nevsky Prospekt. Visit the St. Peter and Paul Fortress. • Novgorod View St. Sophia Cathedral and the Kremlin Fort. • Moscow Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin Gardens. • Minsk Orientation drive along the Independence Prospekt and Victory Square. • Warsaw Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the ‘wedding cake’ Palace of Culture and Science. • Berlin Sightseeing with a Local Guide features views of the Brandenburg Gate, German State Opera House and Tiergarten.

• 3 three-course lunches (L) • 5 Scandinavian buffet breakfasts (SB) • 5 three-course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.

DAY 3 COPENHAGEN – STOCKHOLM Cross the Oresund into Sweden and travel north through lush forests and meadows bordering the shores of Lake Vättern. Continue northwards to Stockholm, Sweden’s beautiful capital surrounded by islands. (SB) Hotel: Park Inn Solna (MF) DAY 4 STOCKHOLM – AT SEA Admire Stockholm’s biggest landmarks this morning with your Local Guide, with views of the Royal Palace and City Hall. Built on a maze

• Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • Overnight mini-cruise from Sweden to Finland, all cabins two-berth with private facilities. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Copenhagen and Berlin airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 16. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

Little Mermaid, Copenhagen


16 Days from $2650 per person twin share Ref: SCOS

Price per Person Starts Copenhagen

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

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End

PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 7 of islands accessible by bridges, Stockholm is an interesting city to wander through. Don’t miss the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere before embarking on your mini-cruise to Finland! (SB D) DAY 5 AT SEA – HELSINKI Arrive early in Finland’s capital for a sightseeing tour with your Local Guide. View Finlandia Hall, the Senate and market squares, sweeping boulevards and the beautiful domed Russian church. The rest of the day is yours to explore, shop for souvenirs or relax. (SB) Hotel: Radisson Blu Espoo (MF) DAY 6 HELSINKI – ST. PETERSBURG (2 NIGHTS) Follow the Finnish coast past the timber centre of Kotka, across the border into Russia and on through the town of Vyborg. Admire the scenery as you traverse the forests of Karelia, arriving later in St. Petersburg for a two-night stay. (SB D) Hotel: Park Inn Pribaltiskaya (F) DAY 7 ST. PETERSBURG SIGHTSEEING The Tsar’s Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Statue of Peter the Great all feature on your guided sightseeing tour. Explore St. Peter and Paul Fortress with your Local Guide and spend the rest of the day as you wish. You might like to visit the Hermitage Museum or the residence of Peter the Great in Petrodvorets. (BB) DAY 8 ST. PETERSBURG – NOVGOROD Cross the vast Russian steppes to the ancient city of Novgorod where you view the Kremlin Fort, Millennium Monument and St. Sophia Cathedral. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Park Inn Veliky Novgorod (F) DAY 9 NOVGOROD – TVER – MOSCOW (2 NIGHTS) Your wonderful journey continues through picturesque villages to the Tver region for an included lunch. Then travel via Klin, the former home of Tchaikovsky, to the Russian capital, Moscow. (BB L) Hotel: Holiday Inn Suschevsky (F) DAY 10 MOSCOW SIGHTSEEING Moscow is a city full of wonderful buildings and monuments! Your Local Guide shows you an array of sights including Red Square, the Kremlin Walls and the domed St. Basil’s Cathedral. In your free time, consider visiting the impressive Treasure Chamber of the Tsars. (BB)

DAY 11 MOSCOW – MINSK Drive past the region of Borodino, site of Napoleon’s great defeat, and stop for lunch near Smolensk. Later, cross the border into Belarus and continue to Minsk. After the Second World War the city was rebuilt in supreme Soviet style which you can see during your orientation tour. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB L D) Hotel: Jubileynaya (ST) DAY 12 MINSK – BREST – WARSAW (2 NIGHTS) Traverse the huge plains of Belarus and stop for lunch at Brest on the Polish frontier. Afterwards, cross the River Vistula and arrive later in Warsaw, Poland’s capital. (BB L) Hotel: Novotel Centrum (F) DAY 13 WARSAW SIGHTSEEING Your Local Guide shows you the site of the Warsaw Ghetto and the landmarks of Warsaw’s Old Town, which was almost entirely destroyed during the Second World War. Later, you might like to soak up the city’s culture and nightlife. (BB) DAY 14 WARSAW – BERLIN (2 NIGHTS) Travel west across the plains of central Poland and over the border into Germany, arriving later in the exciting city of Berlin! (BB D) Hotel: Grand City Hotel Berlin East (ST) DAY 15 BERLIN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME From the Reichstag Building to the Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard and the German State Opera House, your Local Guide shows you all Berlin’s highlights this morning. Spend the rest of the day seeing the sights of your choice, or perhaps join an optional excursion exploring the city’s secret past. (BB)

Ends Berlin

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Twin Share

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630

Sat 27 Apr

Sun 12 May

2650

630

Sat 4 May

Sun 19 May

2650

630

Sat 11 May

Sun 26 May

2650

630

Sat 18 May

Sun 2 Jun

2699

680

Sat 25 May

Sun 9 Jun

2699

680

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Sun 16 Jun

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680

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Sun 23 Jun

2699

680

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Sun 30 Jun

2750

720

Sat 22 Jun

Sun 7 Jul

2750

720

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Sun 14 Jul

2750

720

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Sun 21 Jul

2699

670

Sat 13 Jul

Sun 28 Jul

2699

670

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Sun 4 Aug

2699

670

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Sun 11 Aug

2699

670

Sat 3 Aug

Sun 18 Aug

2699

670

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2650

630

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Sun 1 Sep

2650

630

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Sun 8 Sep

2650

630

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2650

630

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2675

630

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Sun 29 Sep

2675

630

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Sun 6 Oct

2675

630

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Sun 13 Oct

2675

630

GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to

$275 p.p. $206 p.p. $138 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

$138 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount

$260

Triple Room Reduction

$220

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Copenhagen Airport will operate at 9.00am, 12.00pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Berlin Brandenburg Airport at 8.00am and 10.00am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $122 per person.

Kremlin, Moscow

DAY 16 DEPART BERLIN Say goodbye to your Travel Director and travelling companions at the end of your memorable holiday. Transfers are available to Berlin Brandenburg Airport. Conditions apply. (BB) IMPORTANT NOTE: Please check with your Travel Agent about visa requirements for this trip. It is necessary to obtain both a Russian Tourist Voucher and a Russian Visa. The $40 fee for the Russian Tourist Voucher is included in the cost of your trip. However, the fee for the Russian Visa will be an additional charge. A visa for Belarus is also required.

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Santorini

Greek Island Explorer 10 Days from $1550 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Athens Sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes a visit to the magnificent Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus. View Hadrian’s Arch.

• 9 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Mykonos Orientation of the port and Mykonos town includes a walk along the narrow cobbled streets. Your Travel Director will provide information on beaches and sightseeing opportunities.

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN : REGIONALS

• Santorini Orientation of the town of Fira with a walk to enjoy the views over the caldera. Your Travel Director will provide information on beaches and sightseeing opportunities.

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• 2 three-course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • High-speed ferries from Piraeus to Mykonos, Mykonos to Santorini and Santorini to Piraeus, subject to availability and weather conditions. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Athens airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 10. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

DAY 1 ARRIVE ATHENS (2 NIGHTS) Welcome to Athens! You are met on arrival and taken to your hotel. After check-in spend the rest of the day relaxing or exploring the city. Later, join your Trafalgar Local Host and fellow travellers for a Welcome Meeting. Hotel: Zafolia Hotel (MF) DAY 2 ATHENS SIGHTSEEING Your Local Guide takes you on a morning sightseeing tour of Athens starting with a visit to the ancient Acropolis and the Parthenon, which is considered to be the most important building to survive from Classical Greece. Afterwards, view the Panathinaiko Olympic stadium, the Evzone guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and a host of other famous sites including the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. Spend the rest of the day as you choose. This evening, savour local Greek specialities at one of the city’s excellent restaurants. (BB) DAY 3 ATHENS - MYKONOS (3 NIGHTS) Transfer to Piraeus and board the Aegean ferry. Your first stop is Mykonos, popular with the rich and famous. Transfer to your hotel where you will be given an orientation tour and useful information. Spend the rest of the day exploring this magical island. Houses, shops, churches, restaurants and windmills are immaculately whitewashed, with splashes of sky blue and jade green bringing colour to door frames and

Parthenon, Athens


10 Days from $1550 per person twin share Ref: CGIH

Price per Person Starts Athens

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

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PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 1 window shutters, many of which are overhung with dazzling pink and purple blossoms. Dinner is included tonight. Afterwards you might like to experience the island’s vibrant nightlife. (BB D) Hotel: Kamari/Venoulas Garden Hotel (ST) DAY 4 TO DAY 5 MYKONOS - FREE TIME You have two days to experience the delights of Mykonos. Around 9,000 people inhabit this rugged mass of granite. One of the most cosmopolitan islands in Greece, Mykonos is known for its beaches and diverse nightlife but manages to retain a strong indigenous identity despite its popularity. If you want to see the quieter side of the island, explore narrow winding alleys full of tempting boutiques in the labyrinthine old town. Wander round Little Venice on the east side of the harbour or consider a sightseeing excursion to the nearby sacred island of Delos, a charming island and the birthplace of Artemis and Apollo. Visit the Archaeological Museum or Aegean Maritime Museum displaying ancient and nautical artifacts relating to the island’s seafaring heritage. Enjoy cocktails at a waterfront restaurant and don’t miss the opportunity to take a refreshing swim in the sparkling sea. (BB/BB) DAY 6 MYKONOS - SANTORINI (3 NIGHTS) Your holiday continues with a ferry ride south across the Aegean to the beautiful island of Santorini, your home for the next three nights. You are met at the port and transferred to your hotel where you will be given an orientation tour and useful information. After check-in, explore Santorini, also known as Thera, which is comprised of a small circular archipelago of volcanic islands and is all that remains after one of the world’s largest volcanic eruptions. This created a caldera whose multi-coloured walls are spectacular and it’s the islands physical beauty that, along with a dynamic nightlife, makes it one of Europe’s most desirable destinations. This evening join your fellow travellers for an included dinner. (BB D) Hotel: Astir Thira/Aegean Plaza Hotel (ST) DAY 7 TO DAY 8 SANTORINI - FREE TIME There are plenty of things to do in Santorini and you have two full days to enjoy this picturesque island. Relax in cliff-top restaurants and laze on sun-soaked beaches. Consider a cruise to explore the volcano and swim in the hot springs.

Visit the island’s museums or take a tour of a traditional winery and sample the grape variety unique to Santorini. And don’t miss the sunsets for which the island is justifiably famous. They are spectacular from anywhere on the caldera but particularly from Oia on the northern tip of the island, which offers an uninterrupted view of the sun as it sinks below the horizon. Santorini has an abundance of dining establishments to suit all tastes where you can dine on a full range of international cuisine including Greek specialities. (BB/BB) DAY 9 SANTORINI - ATHENS Today take the high-speed ferry back to Athens for the final night of your trip. On arrival at the port of Piraeus, you are transferred to your Athens hotel. There is time this afternoon for you to do some last minute sightseeing, shop for souvenirs or simply relax and reflect on your amazing journey. This evening you might like to join your travelling companions for a celebration dinner – there are plenty of restaurants, tavernas and open air cafés in the colourful Plaka area with street musicians playing traditional Greek music. (BB) Hotel: Zafolia Hotel (MF) DAY 10 DEPART ATHENS This morning, after breakfast, it is time to bid farewell to Greece and your new found friends at the end of your wonderful Greek Island holiday. Transfers are available to the airport for your return flight home. Conditions apply. (BB)

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$92 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount

$170

Triple Room Reduction 1 Jun - 29 Sep Other departures

$120 $50

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

EXCITING FAMILY ITINERARY REF: FGIH - Greek Island Hopper For an exciting family version of this itinerary with fun family activities & inclusions please see our 2013 Family Experiences brochure or www.trafalgar.com.

2013

EURO PE, NORT H AMER ICA & SOUT H AMER ICA

Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions on the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious holidays or any other unforeseen circumstances. Airport transfers: Free transfers will be provided for all guests who have advised Trafalgar in advance of their flight information.

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Place de la Concorde, Paris

Glimpse of Europe 7 Days from $1185 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Amsterdam Orientation includes the Mint Tower and Dam Square.

• 6 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Rhine Valley Cruise the Romantic Rhine. • Heidelberg Enjoy views of the castle from the old town. • Black Forest See this picturesque region. • Schaffhausen View the mighty Rhine Falls. • Lucerne Orientation including a visit to the Lion Monument. • Paris View the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame and Eiffel Tower on your sightseeing tour with your Local Guide.

• 2 three-course dinners (D) • 1 BBQ dinner in Lucerne (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • Amsterdam Schiphol Airport transfers on Day 1 are available. On Day 7 a Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport transfer is available. Conditions apply. Please see panel opposite for details. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.

EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES

• J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

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Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

DAY 1 ARRIVE AMSTERDAM Greetings from your Travel Director and a warm welcome to Amsterdam, one of Europe’s friendliest cities. This afternoon enjoy an orientation of the city which is built on a network of narrow canals. See the Mint Tower beside the floating flower market and Dam Square at the centre of the city. Perhaps take the opportunity to explore the city further on a canal cruise in a glass-covered boat to enjoy views of the historic gabled houses. Hotel: Ibis Amsterdam Airport (ST) DAY 2 AMSTERDAM - RHINE CRUISE RHINELAND This morning, after breakfast, travel eastwards through the Dutch countryside passing by Utrecht, both a provincial capital and the largest university city of The Netherlands, and Arnhem, renowned for the battle fought here during the Second World War which was recounted in the film ‘A Bridge Too Far’. Then cross into Germany and travel via Bonn, the former capital of West Amsterdam


7 Days from $1185

per person twin share Ref: EGOEA Price per Person Starts Amsterdam

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

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PACE: Lively • Countries visited: 4 Germany when the country was divided, to the picturesque Rhine Valley. Here you embark on a cruise at Boppard which glides past medieval castles and steeply terraced vineyards which produce the well known high quality Rhine wines. You disembark at St. Goar and then have views of the notorious Lorelei Rock and learn about the legends associated with this stretch of the river. Finally continue southwards to your hotel where you dine tonight. (BB D) Hotel: Ramada Neustadt (MF) DAY 3 RHINELAND - HEIDELBERG BLACK FOREST - RHINE FALLS - LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS) Travel this morning to Heidelberg, the oldest university city in Germany. Learn about the riotous life of past students and enjoy views of the sandstone castle from the charming Old Town. Continue south, through the Black Forest region which is bordered by the Rhine Valley to the west and south. This beautiful area is renowned for wood carving, the creation of the original cuckoo clock, and speciality cuisine which includes delicacies such as smoked ham and Black Forest Cake. Cross the border into Switzerland before stopping to admire the impressive Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen. Travel to central Switzerland and enter the scenic region of Lake Lucerne, your home for the next two nights. Later this evening, perhaps enjoy the fun and yodelling at a Swiss Folklore Show after enjoying dinner at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Himmelrich (F) DAY 4 LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME This morning your orientation tour around this medieval city highlights the poignant Lion Monument, built in memory of Louis XVI’s courageous Swiss Guards who tried to defend the Palace of the Tuileries in Paris during the French Revolution, the wooden Chapel Bridge across the River Reuss and the onion domed Jesuit Church. Later, perhaps enjoy an exhilarating excursion to the top of one of the surrounding mountains or explore the squares and towers of the quaint old city? Alternatively, there is plenty of opportunity for shopping, whether it be Swiss watches, jewellery or the wide range of deliciously flavoured chocolate. (BB D)

DAY 5 LUCERNE - PARIS (2 NIGHTS) Today head north and cross the Rhine River for the final time in the city of Basel as you leave Switzerland and enter France. Pass by Belfort and the remains of the Maginot Line, a vast fortification built after the First World War, which ended in 1918, to protect the French - German border. Then cross through part of the renowned wine producing Burgundy region with views of the extensive vineyards. Continue past the rolling fertile farmland of the Auxerre region before the approach to the capital city of Paris. Gradually the excitement mounts as you begin to enter the outskirts of this splendid city. Tonight perhaps take the opportunity to get to know Paris on a stunning illuminations tour? (BB) Hotel: Courtyard Paris Arcueil (F) DAY 6 PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME This morning, your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide introduces you to this exquisitely planned city with views of the Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral on the City island on the River Seine. Later there is time to maybe visit the vast Louvre Museum and this evening, why not sample Paris nightlife at a cabaret show? (BB) DAY 7 DEPART PARIS This morning, say ‘au revoir’ to Paris and bid farewell to your Travel Director and new-found friends. Transfers are available to Charles de Gaulle Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

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For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport will operate at 9.00am, 11.30am and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last day will arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport at 8.00am and 11.30am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $53 per person.

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Duomo, Florence

London to Rome Highlights 8 Days from $1450 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Dover See the White Cliffs.

• 7 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Paris Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.

• 3 three-course dinners (D)

• Lucerne Orientation includes views of the Chapel Bridge and a visit to the Lion Monument. • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop.

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.

• Florence See Piazza St.Croce.

• Ferry from Dover to Calais.

• Rome Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the Forum and Colosseum, and a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica.

• The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel.

EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES

• Pick-up in London if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre.

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• A London airport shuttle service is available. Conditions apply. Please see page 87 for details. • Rome Fiumicino airport transfers are provided on Day 8. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

DAY 1 LONDON – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) A very warm welcome from your Travel Director! See the White Cliffs of Dover as you cross by ferry to Calais in France. Travel past the Somme battlefields in northern France to the glittering capital Paris, your home for the next two nights. Hotel: Mercure Paris La Defense 5 (F) DAY 2 PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide takes you on a morning guided sightseeing tour, which includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Spend the afternoon as you wish. Consider a cruise along the Seine in a glass-topped boat. You might like to round off your Parisian adventure with a spectacular cabaret show! (BB) DAY 3 PARIS – LUCERNE Today, drive through the Burgundy region where vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see. Pass the fortified town of Belfort to lakeside Lucerne with views of the 14th century Chapel Bridge and a visit to the Lion Monument during your orientation tour. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Weinhof (SF) DAY 4 LUCERNE – VENICE Traverse the Alps into Italy via the scenic St. Gotthard route and catch a glimpse of Lake Como. Skirt the sprawling commercial capital,

Lucerne


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PACE: Lively • Countries visited: 5 Milan, arriving later in the region of Venice, a historically wealthy city built across 117 islands in a marshy lagoon. (BB D) Hotel: Il Burchiello (Oriago) (F) DAY 5 VENICE – FLORENCE Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square and see the sumptuous Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass–blowing workshop. Afterwards, you might like to take an optional excursion to Burano Island for a delightful seafood lunch. Cross the Apennine Mountains, arriving later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. (BB D) Hotel: West Florence (F)

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DAY 6 FLORENCE – ROME (2 NIGHTS) See the sights during your orientation tour of Florence, which includes a stroll to Santa Croce Square. Don’t miss the opportunity to shop for high quality leather and gold before departing for Rome. (BB) Hotel: Melia Roma Aurelia Antica (F) DAY 7 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide takes you on a guided visit of St. Peter’s Basilica, believed to enclose the tomb of St. Peter. Your fascinating guided sightseeing tour continues across the River Tiber in ancient Rome with views of the Forum and Colosseum. Spend free time afterwards exploring on your own. Shop in smart boutiques on the Via Condotti, throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain or simply watch the world drift by! (BB)

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Eiffel Tower Paris

DAY 8 DEPART ROME After breakfast, say ‘arrivederci’ to Rome and your fellow travellers at the end of a dream holiday! Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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$140 $40

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Your London Hotel: Hilton Olympia For rates and full details please see pages 87. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Hilton Olympia providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 8 to Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 7.00am and 9.30am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $61 per person.

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Rialto Bridge, Venice

European Delight 11 Days from $1950 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Rome Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica. View the Forum and Colosseum.

• 10 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Siena Visit the medieval city and view the Palio Square. • Florence Panoramic views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. • Bologna Sightseeing tour with your Local Guide including the Kissing Towers.

• All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.

• Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island.

• Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.

• Verona Walk to view the Roman Arena and Juliet’s balcony.

• The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.

• Lucerne Orientation includes the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge.

• Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers are provided on Day 1. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite.

• Dover See the White Cliffs.

EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.

• Paris Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.

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• 4 three-course dinners (D)

• Ferry from Calais to Dover.

• Drop-off at the Trafalgar London Reception Centre or the Trafalgar London hotel, Hilton Olympia. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel. • A London airport shuttle service is available. Conditions apply. Please see page 87 for details. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

DAY 1 ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS) Welcome to Rome! Unwind after your journey. Meet later with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. Hotel: Aran Park/Ergife (F) DAY 2 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide takes you on a fantastic sightseeing tour. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and admire Michelangelo’s Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. Your guided tour continues across the Tiber in ancient Rome where you view the Forum, the mighty Colosseum and Circus Maximus. Spend time afterwards seeing more sights or shopping for souvenirs. (BB) DAY 3 ROME – SIENA – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS) Head north through the Chianti wine-producing region to the beautiful medieval city of Siena in Tuscany. Stroll through ancient cobbled streets to Campo Square where the colourful Palio horse race takes place every year. Marvel at the striped marble cathedral and shop for attractive ceramic pottery. Arrive later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance and your home for the next two nights. (BB D) Hotel: Novotel Firenze Nord (F) DAY 4 FLORENCE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Florence is a treasure trove of art and history! Enjoy spectacular views from Piazzale Michelangelo, then spend time exploring the delights of this amazing city. Perhaps visit Siena, Italy


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PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 5 Piazza Signoria featuring many statues and palazzos, and don’t miss the Duomo or Giotto’s Bell Tower. Florence is also renowned for high quality leather goods and 18-carat gold. (BB) DAY 5 FLORENCE – BOLOGNA – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) Cross the forested Apennines to the city of Bologna, home to one of the oldest universities in Europe and famous for sausages and salami! Your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes views of the Kissing Towers. Continue along the Strada Romea, across the Po Delta and into the Venice region – Queen of the Adriatic. (BB D) Hotel: Antony Palace (F) DAY 6 VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Admire the many sights of this Byzantine city as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. See the Palladian Churches of the Redeemer and St. George, the ornate Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and part of the Grand Canal. Marvel at the Basilica and Campanile. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass–blowing workshop on Giudecca island. In your free time, take an optional cruise across the lagoon to the Island of Burano for a fresh seafood lunch! (BB D) DAY 7 VENICE – VERONA – LAKE LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS) Follow the Veneto plains to Verona and stop to see the Roman Arena and Juliet’s balcony. Pass Milan and head north to the Italian and Swiss Lake Districts via Como and Lugano. Drive along

the scenic alpine St. Gotthard route through central Switzerland to the picturesque town of Lucerne. (BB) Hotel: Postillon (MF) DAY 8 LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Enjoy the sights of Lucerne during your orientation tour, including the 14th century wooden Chapel Bridge and a visit to the Lion Monument commemorating the heroic Swiss Guards during the French Revolution. In your free time, take an exhilarating mountain excursion, shop for Swiss watches and chocolate or perhaps explore the flower bedecked squares and fortified towers in the quaint old town. (BB D) DAY 9 LAKE LUCERNE – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) Drive across the French border past Belfort and the remains of the Maginot Line, and through the Burgundy wine region. View the sprawling vineyards that stretch across the hillsides. Arrive later in Paris, the City of Light, where this evening you might like to experience a worldfamous cabaret show! (BB) Hotel: Mercure Paris La Defense 5 (F) DAY 10 PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Views of the Eiffel Tower, Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral – your Local Guide shows you all this and more during your sightseeing tour! Spend free time exploring the banks of the Seine or visit the magnificent Palace of Versailles. Tonight, why not dine at a cosy Parisian bistro and finish with a dazzling tour of the city’s illuminations? (BB) DAY 11 PARIS – LONDON Traverse northern France past World War I battlefields. Cross the English Channel to Dover where you see the famous White Cliffs. In London, say goodbye to your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of your spectacular European holiday! (BB)

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GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to

$200 p.p. $150 p.p. $100 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

$100 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount Triple Room Reduction

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For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Your London Hotel: Hilton Olympia Complimentary drop-off at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel Hilton Olympia, booked through Trafalgar, on the return day of your trip. For rates and full details please see pages 87. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $84 per person.

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Lion Monument, Lucerne

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Nuremberg, Germany

European Adventures 13 Days from $2125 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Dover See the White Cliffs.

• 12 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Amsterdam See Dam Square & Mint Tower on your orientation.

• 5 three-course dinners (D)

• Cologne View the cathedral. • Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine. • Nuremberg See the medieval town. • Prague Walking tour with your Local Guide includes views of Prague Castle and views of the Charles Bridge. • Munich View the Olympic Stadium & Marienplatz. • Innsbruck View the Golden Roof and Hofburg. • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island.

EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES

• St. Gotthard Drive this scenic alpine route.

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UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • Ferry from Dover to Calais and return. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel.

• Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument and view the Chapel Bridge.

• Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre.

• Paris Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.

• A London airport shuttle service is available. Conditions apply. Please see page 87 for details.

• Somme Valley See the monuments to the First World War battles.

• J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

DAY 1 LONDON – AMSTERDAM (2 NIGHTS) Greetings from your Travel Director and Welcome to Europe! Drive through Kent’s scenic countryside to Dover. Admire the famous White Cliffs as you sail across the Channel to Calais, France. Continue by road through Belgium to The Netherlands, home of clogs and windmills! Hotel: Dorint Amsterdam Airport (F) DAY 2 AMSTERDAM ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME This morning in Amsterdam, see Dam Square and the Mint Tower on your orientation. Afterwards you will have free time to take in one of the fantastic museums or perhaps take a canal cruise in a glass-topped boat and see the city from a unique perspective! (BB) DAY 3 AMSTERDAM – COLOGNE – RHINELAND Drive into Germany and marvel at Cologne Cathedral. At Boppard, embark on a relaxing cruise along the River Rhine past medieval hilltop castles and steep vineyards. Continue to your hotel where you dine this evening. (BB D) Hotel: NH Frankfurt Rhein-Main (F) DAY 4 RHINELAND – NUREMBERG – PRAGUE (2 NIGHTS) Stop in Nuremberg this morning, a historic city where little has changed since the Middle Ages! Drive east across the border into the Czech Republic, and arrive later in the capital, Prague. (BB) Hotel: Diplomat (F)

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DAY 6 PRAGUE – REGENSBURG – MUNICH Cross back into Germany, stopping in Regensburg on the River Danube. In Munich, capital of Bavaria, your orientation includes the Olympic Stadium, Ludwigstrasse and the Marienplatz, renowned for its musical Glockenspiel. You might like to visit a bierkeller and sample the local beer, for which the city is famous. (BB D) Hotel: Holiday Inn Munich South (F) DAY 7 MUNICH – INNSBRUCK – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) Head south towards the mountains and enjoy an amazing drive through Austria. Stop at Innsbruck, a popular ski area, to view the Golden Roof and the Hofburg. Continue across the Brenner Pass, one of the principal Alpine highways, into Italy and south to Venice, Queen of the Adriatic. Tonight dine in your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Il Burchiello (Oriago) (F) DAY 8 VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Evidence of Venice’s glorious Byzantine history is all around as you cruise by private launch through the city’s canals to St. Mark’s Square. Admire the magnificent Doge’s Palace, former home of Venice’s ruling elite. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass–blowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Afterwards, you have time to explore amazing narrow alleyways and historic bridges and canals. Later, perhaps take the opportunity to cruise to Burano Island, the most picturesque island in the lagoon, for a seafood lunch. (BB) DAY 9 VENICE – LAKE LUCERNE (2 NGHTS) Traverse the plains of northern Italy and cross the border into Switzerland. Continue along the

DAY 10 LAKE LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Your orientation tour of Lucerne includes the medieval wooden Chapel Bridge and the poignant Lion Monument, built to commemorate the Swiss Guards who bravely defended Louis XVl during the French Revolution. There is time afterwards to shop for delicious chocolates and watches, relax or stroll beside the lake. Consider an optional trip up a mountain peak by cable car to admire the magnificent views! Later, you might like to join in the fun at a Swiss Folklore Show. (BB D) DAY 11 LAKE LUCERNE – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) Travel north-west through Basel into France, skirting the edge of the Vosges Mountains. Admire charming villages and castles as you pass through the vineyards of Burgundy, France’s most famous wine region. Arrive later in the glittering capital, Paris! This evening perhaps take a tour through this dazzling city to see the magnificent illuminations. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Paris La Defense 5 (F) DAY 12 PARIS SIGHTSEEING Paris probably has more recognisable landmarks than any other city in the world. Your Local Guide shows you all the major sights during your sightseeing tour, including the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. The rest of the day is yours to explore. Consider a trip to the impressive Palace of Versailles or take a Seine cruise. This evening, you might like to celebrate the end of your holiday with a famous Parisian cabaret show! (BB)

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PACE: Lively • Countries visited: 9 St. Gotthard route, with spectacular views of waterfalls and mountain peaks. See the chalets dotting the steep hillsides as you approach Lake Lucerne in the heart of central Switzerland. (BB D) Hotel: Postillon (MF)

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DAY 5 PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide brings the history of this fascinating city to life during your sightseeing tour, which includes Prague Castle – the largest medieval castle complex in Europe – the Cathedral of St. Vitus, views of Charles Bridge and the Old Town Square. Spend free time afterwards exploring on your own and shopping for souvenirs. Later, perhaps take a cruise on the River Vltava or attend a lively folklore show. (BB)

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GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to

$218 p.p. $163 p.p. $109 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

$109 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount Triple Room Reduction

$210 $70

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Your London Hotel: Ibis Earls Court (start)/Jurys Inn Islington (end). For rates and full details please see page 87. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Ibis Earls Court providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Departures marked with an 6 will stay in The Hague instead of Amsterdam. Sightseeing will not be affected. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $99 per person.

DAY 13 PARIS – LONDON Journey north from Paris across the First World War battlefields, and the Valley of the Somme featuring memorials to soldiers who fought and died between 1914 and 1918. Board the ferry at Calais and cross to Dover. Continue by coach to London, where it is time to bid farewell to your Travel Director and travelling companions at the end of your splendid European holiday! (BB) Rhine Valley

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Amsterdam Canals

European Experience 12 Days from $1999 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Dover See the White Cliffs.

• 11 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Amsterdam See Dam Square and the Mint Tower.

• 5 three-course dinners (D)

• Cologne View the Gothic cathedral. • Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine. • Munich See the Olympic Stadium, the Glockenspiel in the Marienplatz and the Hofbräuhaus. • Innsbruck View the famous Golden Roof and the ski-jump. • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop.

EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES

• Rome Sightseeing with your Local Guide. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica. View the Forum and the Colosseum.

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UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • Ferry from Dover to Calais and return. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.

• Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London Hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre.

• Swiss Alps Picture-book scenery.

• A London airport shuttle service is available. Conditions apply. Please see page 87 for details.

• Paris Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.

DAY 2 AMSTERDAM – COLOGNE – RHINELAND Cross into Germany and view Cologne Cathedral, the largest Gothic church in Europe. In Boppard, embark on a scenic cruise down the River Rhine past terraced vineyards and towering castles. Finish the day at your hotel in the Rhineland. (BB D) Hotel: Europa Hotel Ludwigshafen (MF) DAY 3 RHINELAND – MUNICH – INNSBRUCK In Munich, admire the Olympic Stadium, the Glockenspiel in the Marienplatz and the Hofbräuhaus. Continue along the Inn Valley to the Austrian Tyrol and on to Innsbruck, a picturesque town where you view the sights, including the Golden Roof and the ski-jump. (BB D) Hotel: Bon Alpina (MF)

• The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel.

• Florence Enjoy panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo. Admire Florentine leatherwork. • Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument and see the medieval old town.

DAY 1 LONDON – AMSTERDAM Greetings from your Travel Director! Admire the famous White Cliffs as you approach Dover, where you board a ferry for the short Channel crossing to Calais in France. Drive through Belgium’s Flanders fields into The Netherlands, renowned for tulips, clogs and windmills! Arrive later in Amsterdam, one of Europe’s friendliest cities, and see Dam Square and the Mint Tower. Hotel: Dorint Amsterdam Airport (F)

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

Tuscan Scenery


12 Days from $1999 per person twin share Ref: EEXP

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PACE: Lively • Countries visited: 9 DAY 4 INNSBRUCK – VENICE Enjoy an exhilarating journey through the Brenner Pass – one of the principal Alpine highways – to Italy. In the Byzantine city of Venice cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. Marvel at St. Mark’s Basilica and the ornate Doge’s Palace. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop and see a demonstration, then spend time discovering the delights of Venice. You might like to take a romantic ride in a gondola! (BB D) Hotel: La Meridiana (F)

DAY 9 LAKE LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME

DAY 5 VENICE – ROME (2 NIGHTS) Traverse the Veneto plain via Bologna and cross the dramatic Apennine Mountains into Tuscany. Continue through Umbria to Lazio and the capital, Rome. This evening, take the opportunity to explore the city’s beautiful squares and fountains, and perhaps savour the local cuisine at one of the many restaurants. (BB) Hotel: Raganelli (F)/Ergife (F)

DAY 10 LAKE LUCERNE – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) Journey into France and pass the Vosges Mountains. See the vineyards as you travel through the great wine region of Burgundy. Arrive later in the elegant capital, Paris. This evening, you might like to take a tour of the city and see the dazzling illuminations! (BB) Hotel: Mercure Defense 5 (F)

DAY 6 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide brings Rome’s rich history to life during your wonderful sightseeing tour! Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, featuring magnificent works of art. Your tour continues across the Tiber in ancient Rome with views of the Forum and Colosseum. Spend the rest of the day as you wish. From the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican Museums to the incredible fountains in Piazza Navona, Rome is full of wonderful, unmissable sights! (BB) DAY 7 ROME – FLORENCE Drive north through Umbria into the rolling countryside of Tuscany. In the Renaissance city of Florence, enjoy spectacular views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Afterwards, there is time to explore the Piazza Signoria, the Duomo and Giotto’s Bell Tower, and don’t forget to shop for leather goods and 18-carat gold jewellery. (BB D) Hotel: Demidoff/Novotel (F) DAY 8 FLORENCE – LAKE LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS) Cross the Apennines to the great northern plain and pass the city of Milan. Continue north to the Swiss border, and follow the scenic St. Gotthard route to Lake Lucerne in the heart of Switzerland. The landscape is breathtaking! (BB D) Hotel: Stanserhof (ST)

Admire the sights of Lucerne during your morning orientation tour, including views of the Chapel Bridge, the Jesuit Church and a visit to the Lion Monument, built to commemorate the Swiss Guards who died defending Louis XVI during the French Revolution. Spend free time shopping for Swiss chocolate or perhaps take an excursion up a mountain peak! (BB)

DAY 11 PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Paris is a beautiful city, and probably has more familiar landmarks than any other capital in the world. Your Local Guide shows you most of them during your sightseeing tour, with views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Afterwards there is time for you to explore on your own. Perhaps you might like to take an optional excursion to the Palace of Versailles, the extravagant creation of Louis XIV, renowned for the Hall of Mirrors and surrounded by magnificent gardens. Tonight is the last evening of your holiday, so you might consider a delicious dinner at a cosy bistro. Also, no trip to Paris is complete without seeing a famous cabaret show featuring the can-can! (BB) DAY 12 PARIS – LONDON Head north from Paris across the First World War battlefields of the Somme to Calais and take the ferry to Dover. Arrive shortly afterwards in London, where you say farewell to your Travel Director and travelling companions at the end of an amazing holiday! (BB)

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$209 p.p. $156 p.p. $104 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

$104 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount Triple Room Reduction

$200 $70

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

FIRST CLASS TRAVEL

For a similar trip featuring First Class hotels, Insider Experiences and a host of exciting inclusions, search for European Whirl at www.trafalgar.com or order Trafalgar’s First Class Europe & Britain 2013 brochure at www.Trafalgar.com

Your London Hotel: Hilton Olympia For rates and full details please see page 87. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Hilton Olympia providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $91 per person.

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Grand Casino, Monte Carlo

European Magic 12 Days from $1999 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Dover See the White Cliffs.

• 11 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Paris Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.

• 4 three-course dinners (D)

• Beaune Visit this medieval town. • Geneva Orientation includes the Jet d’Eau and the United Nations building. • Cannes Visit the sophisticated Film Festival city. • Nice Orientation includes the Promenade des Anglais and Place Masséna. • French Riviera Visit the Fragonard Perfumery. • Monaco View the Royal Palace and cathedral. • Pisa View the Leaning Tower. • Florence Panoramic city views from Piazzale Michelangelo.

EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES

• Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island.

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• Rome Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica. View the Forum and Colosseum.

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • Ferry from Dover to Calais. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel. • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre. • A London airport shuttle service is available. Conditions apply. Please see page 87 for details. • Rome airport transfers are provided on Day 12. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included 
 sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

DAY 1 LONDON – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) Greetings from your Travel Director as you drive through the scenic Kent countryside to Dover. Admire the White Cliffs as you cross by ferry to Calais, France. Travel through the battlefields of the Somme to the glittering capital, Paris. Hotel: Courtyard Paris Arceuil (F) DAY 2 PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Admire the sights of this elegant city with your Local Guide, including views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Spend free time afterwards soaking up the atmosphere with a walk along the banks of the Seine or see priceless works of art in the Louvre. Tonight, don’t miss the opportunity to go to a famous Parisian cabaret! (BB) DAY 3 PARIS – BEAUNE – GENEVA (2 NIGHTS) Head south past the vast Forest of Fontainebleau, former hunting ground of Notre Dame, Paris


12 Days from $1999

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PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 6 the French kings. Visit the medieval town of Beaune, the wine capital of the Burgundy region. Cross into Switzerland and arrive later at the international city of Geneva, which lies at the western end of Lake Léman. (BB) Hotel: Ramada Encore (F) DAY 4 GENEVA ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Enjoy an orientation tour of this beautiful city, including the unique Jet d’Eau and the United Nations building. Afterwards spend free time exploring on your own. Perhaps take a stroll by the lake and admire the modern sculptures. (BB) DAY 5 GENEVA – CANNES – NICE (2 NIGHTS) Drive south past Grenoble, a university city and a renowned winter sports resort. Continue through the impressive landscape leading from the Alps to the Côte d’Azur. Admire the beautiful resort of Cannes, home of the renowned annual Film Festival. Continue to Nice, where your orientation includes the Promenade des Anglais and the Place Masséna. (BB D) Hotel: Apogia (ST) DAY 6 NICE FREE TIME Nice is one of the jewels of the French Riviera, and has always been a favourite with the rich and famous! Discover the Old Town, shop in hip boutiques or simply relax on the beach. (BB) DAY 7 NICE – PERFUMERY VISIT – MONACO – PISA – MONTECATINI Visit Fragonard Perfumery and learn about the history and techniques of the French perfume industry. Then on to the Principality of Monaco, which has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century. Walk through the Old Town and view the Royal Palace – home to the Grimaldi family – and the cathedral, where Princess Grace and her husband Prince Rainier are buried. Continue along the coast into Italy, past the port of Genoa to Pisa, where you view the famous Leaning Tower. Your day ends in the Tuscan spa town of Montecatini, where you dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Tuscany Inn (F) DAY 8 MONTECATINI – FLORENCE – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) A short drive through rolling countryside brings you to the Renaissance city of Florence. Enjoy

spectacular views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo and spend time on your own exploring Piazza Signoria, the Duomo and Giotto’s Bell Tower. Don’t forget to shop for high quality leather goods and 18-carat gold jewellery! Arrive later in the magical city of Venice for your two-night stay. (BB D) Hotel: Villa Giulietta (F) DAY 9 VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Admire the splendours of this Byzantine city as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. View the Bridge of Sighs and the magnificent Basilica of St. Mark. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass–blowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Afterwards, explore on your own or perhaps take a cruise to one of the islands for lunch. (BB D) DAY 10 VENICE – ROME (2 NIGHTS) Cross the Veneto plain via Bologna and drive over the Apennine Mountains. Continue through Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio to Rome, the Eternal City! (BB) Hotel: Aran Park (F) DAY 11 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide takes you on a tour of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican city, where you view Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Pietà. Your wonderful sightseeing tour continues across the River Tiber in ancient Rome, with views of the Forum and the Colosseum. Spend free time seeing more sights such as the Sistine Chapel, or relax at a pavement café on the Via Veneto. (BB) DAY 12 DEPART ROME This morning say ‘arrivederci’ to your travelling companions and your Travel Director at the end of a memorable European holiday. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

Ends Rome

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660

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660

GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to

$210 p.p. $157 p.p. $105 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

$105 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount Triple Room Reduction

$200 $50

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Your London Hotel: Hilton Olympia For rates and full details please see page 87. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Hilton Olympia providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 12 to Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 7.00am and 9.30am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $91 per person.

Duomo, Florence

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Avignon, France

European Accent 14 Days from $2299 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Dover See the White Cliffs.

• 13 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Amsterdam See Dam Square and the Mint Tower.

• 4 three-course dinners (D)

• Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine. • Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument & views of the Chapel Bridge. • Swiss Alps Scenic St. Gotthard highway. • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island.

• First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.

• Florence Panoramic city views from Piazzale Michelangelo. See Piazza Santa Croce.

• The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.

• Pisa View the Leaning Tower.

• The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel.

• French Riviera Orientation in Nice. • Avignon Views of the Popes’ Palace and the Pont Saint-Bénezet.

EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES

UNBEATABLE FEATURES

• Rome Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica. View the Forum and Colosseum.

• Monaco Visit the Principality.

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• 1 BBQ dinner in Lucerne (D)

• Paris Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour with your Local Guide including views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.

• Ferry from Dover to Calais and return.

• Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre. • A London airport shuttle service is available. Conditions apply. Please see page 87 for details. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

DAY 1 LONDON - AMSTERDAM Welcome to Europe! See the famous White Cliffs of Dover as you cross by ferry to Calais, France. Continue by coach through Belgium to The Netherlands, where you see your first windmill! In Amsterdam, see Dam Square and the Mint Tower by the floating flower market. Tonight, consider a canal cruise in a glass-topped boat – it’s a great way to see the city. Hotel: Ibis Amsterdam Airport (ST) DAY 2 AMSTERDAM - RHINE CRUISE RHINELAND Cross through The Netherlands and east into Germany. Cruise down the River Rhine past picturesque villages, steep vineyards and medieval castles. Arrive later by road at your Rhineland hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Queens Hotel Karlsruhe (F) DAY 3 RHINELAND - LAKE LUCERNE Follow the Rhine valley to the Swiss border near Basel and continue through central Switzerland to Lucerne. Your orientation includes the old town, the Chapel Bridge and the poignant Lion Monument, built in memory of Louis XVI’s Swiss Guards. Don’t forget to shop for Swiss chocolate and exquisite watches! (BB D) Hotel: Himmelrich (F) DAY 4 LUCERNE - VENICE (2 NIGHTS) Enjoy splendid views of Alpine scenery as you follow the St. Gotthard highway south to Chiasso at the border with Italy. Travel past the commercial

St Peter’s Basilica, Rome


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PACE: Lively • Countries visited: 9 capital, Milan, to the magical city of Venice. (BB D) Hotel: Il Burchiello (Oriago) (F) DAY 5 VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Cruise along Venice’s romantic canals to St. Mark’s Square. View the ornate Doge’s Palace where the Venetian rulers once lived. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island. (BB) DAY 6 VENICE - ROME (2 NIGHTS) Cross the Veneto plains via Bologna and drive over the Apennine Mountains. Continue through Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio to Rome – the Eternal City. (BB) Hotel: Aran Park (F) DAY 7 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME This morning consider an excursion to the Sistine Chapel featuring Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoed ceiling, considered to be his crowning achievement. Then your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour starting with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica. View the Forum and the mighty Colosseum in ancient Rome and spend the rest of the day exploring on your own. (BB) DAY 8 ROME - FLORENCE Travel north through the rolling hills of Umbria into Tuscany and the Renaissance city of Florence. Enjoy spectacular views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Spend free time visiting

Piazza Signoria, the Duomo and Giotto’s Bell Tower. Shop for high quality leather goods and 18-carat gold jewellery, for which the city is renowned. (BB D) Hotel: West Florence (F) DAY 9 FLORENCE - PISA - MONACO NICE (2 NIGHTS) View the Leaning Tower in the Square of Miracles. Follow the Italian coast to the stunning French Riviera, and visit Monaco en route to glittering Nice, the capital of the Côte d’Azûr. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Nice Acropolis (F) DAY 10 NICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Your orientation tour includes Place Masséna and the Promenade des Anglais. The afternoon is yours to relax or perhaps swim in the Mediterranean Sea! (BB) DAY 11 NICE - AVIGNON - BEAUNE In the papal town of Avignon, view the renowned broken bridge made famous in the song, ‘sur le pont d’Avignon’ and the imposing Papal Palace. Continue through orchards and vineyards in the Rhone valley to Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. (BB D) Hotel: Ibis Beaune La Ferme Aux Vins (ST) DAY 12 BEAUNE - PARIS (2 NIGHTS) Continue through Burgundy’s splendid scenery and the Forest of Fontainebleau, to arrive in the elegant, romantic city of Paris. On arrival there will be the chance to take an optional excursion to the Palace of Versailles. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Paris La Defense 5 (F) DAY 13 PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your wonderful sightseeing tour with your Local Guide includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Later, consider an excursion to the galleries of the vast Louvre Museum. You might like to finish your holiday with a cabaret show, for which Paris is proudly famous! (BB)

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GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to

$238 p.p. $178 p.p. $119 p.p.

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$119 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount Triple Room Reduction

$230 $50

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Your London Hotel: Start: Ibis Earls Court End: Jurys Inn Islington For rates and full details please see page 87. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Ibis Earls Court providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $106 per person.

Nice, French Riviera

DAY 14 PARIS - LONDON From Paris drive north across the battlefields of World War l and see the Canadian War Memorial at Vimy Ridge. Board the ferry at Calais and cross the English Channel to Dover. Say goodbye to your fellow travellers in London, where your memorable holiday ends. (BB)

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St. Mark’s Square, Venice

European Impressions 15 Days from $2350 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Dover See the White Cliffs.

• 14 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Amsterdam See Dam Square and the Mint Tower.

• 5 three-course dinners (D)

• Cologne View the Gothic cathedral. • Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine. • Innsbruck View the Golden Roof, Hofburg Palace and Olympic ski-jump. • Salzburg Visit the Baroque town of Mozart’s birth. • Vienna Sightseeing with your Local Guide features the Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and the Imperial Boulevards. • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Marks Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island. • Rome Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica. View the Forum and Colosseum.

EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES

• Florence Panoramic city views from Piazzale Michelangelo. See Piazza Santa Croce.

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• Lugano See this magnificent Swiss lake. • Lucerne Orientation includes the Lion Monument and the old town. • Paris Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and Eiffel Tower.

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • Ferry from Dover to Calais and return. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel. • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre. • A London airport shuttle service is available. Conditions apply. Please see page 87 for details. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

DAY 1 LONDON – AMSTERDAM Greetings from your Travel Director! A scenic drive through Kent brings you to Dover. See the White Cliffs as you board the ferry and cross to Calais, France. Admire the countryside as you traverse Belgium and The Netherlands. In Amsterdam, one of Europe’s friendliest cities, marvel at the Mint Tower and Dam Square. Later, you might like to take a canal cruise in a glasscovered boat – it’s a great way to see the city! Hotel: Ibis Amsterdam Airport (ST) DAY 2 AMSTERDAM – COLOGNE – RHINE CRUISE – RHINELAND Pass Arnhem into Germany and view Cologne Cathedral, the city’s most famous landmark. Continue past Bonn to Boppard, where you embark on a relaxing cruise along the River Rhine past ancient castles and vineyards. Disembark at St. Goar where you view the Lorelei Rock and hear the legend of the fabled siren! Dine tonight at your Rhineland hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Ramada Neustadt (MF) DAY 3 RHINELAND – FERN PASS – INNSBRUCK Head south into the region of Bavaria. Glimpse Neuschwanstein Castle built by Mad King Ludwig, before taking the scenic Fern Pass into Austria. In the Tyrolean capital, Innsbruck, see the sights during your orientation tour including the Golden Roof and St. Jakob’s cathedral. (BB D) Hotel: Alphotel (MF) DAY 4 INNSBRUCK – SALZBURG – VIENNA (2 NIGHTS) Explore the splendours of Salzburg and marvel at the sights associated with ‘the Sound of Music’ and the city’s most famous son, Mozart. Cologne, Germany


15 Days from $2350 per person twin share Ref: EIMP

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PACE: Lively • Countries visited: 9 Your scenic journey continues towards the River Danube, arriving later in the elegant city of Vienna. (BB) Hotel: Austria Trend Hotel Bosei (MF) DAY 5 VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide shows you the city’s important landmarks including the Opera House, the Hofburg, Parliament and the Imperial Boulevards. Spend free time afterwards sightseeing or shop for souvenirs on the fashionable Kärtnerstrasse. (BB) DAY 6 VIENNA – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) Journey through the heart of the Austrian Alps past mountains and small picturesque towns to the Austrian Lake District. Cross the Italian border and arrive later in Venice, your home for the next two nights. (BB D) Hotel: Quid Hotel Mestre (F) DAY 7 VENICE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Discover this stunning Byzantine city as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. Admire the Bridge of Sighs and the ornate Doge’s Palace. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca island. (BB) DAY 8 VENICE – ROME (2 NIGHTS) Admire the scenery as you cross the fertile Po valley and journey over the dramatic Apennine Mountains to Rome, the Eternal City. This evening you might like to explore the city’s vibrant nightlife. (BB) Hotel: Aran Park (F) DAY 9 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide takes you on a visit of St. Peter’s Basilica, where you see Michelangelo’s sculpture, the Pietà. Your sightseeing tour continues across the Tiber in ancient Rome for views of the Forum and the Colosseum. In your free time afterwards, visit the magnificent Sistine Chapel or relax at a sidewalk café on the Via Veneto and watch the world go by! (BB) DAY 10 ROME – FLORENCE Drive through Tuscany’s Chianti region to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Enjoy spectacular views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. In your free time, visit Piazza Signoria, the Duomo and Giotto’s Bell Tower. Don’t forget to shop for high quality leather goods and 18-carat gold jewellery! (BB D) Hotel: Demidoff/Novotel (F)

DAY 11 FLORENCE – LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS) North from Florence via Bologna and Milan and across the Swiss border, you travel through beautiful, ever-changing scenery. See picturesque Lake Lugano, then take the famous St. Gotthard route through the Alps to Lake Lucerne. Later, why not experience a Swiss folklore and fondue evening? (BB) Hotel: Weinhof (ST) DAY 12 LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME See the highlights of Lucerne this morning on your orientation tour, including the medieval Old Town and a visit to the renowned Lion Monument. Spend free time afterwards relaxing or perhaps take an optional trip up a nearby mountain for breath-taking views! (BB D)

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DAY 13 LUCERNE – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) Travel west across the French border, past Belfort and the remnants of the Maginot Line. Continue through the Burgundy wine region, with views of the vineyards. Arrive later in the capital, Paris. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Defense 5 (F)

Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to

$250 p.p. $187 p.p. $125 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

$125 p.p.

DAY 14 PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME The Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, Eiffel Tower – your Local Guide shows you all these amazing sights and more on your sightseeing tour. Explore on your own afterwards. Stroll along the banks of the Seine or visit the magnificent Palace and gardens of Versailles. Tonight, why not celebrate the end of your journey with a traditional Parisian cabaret? (BB)

Triple Room Reduction

DAY 15 PARIS – LONDON This morning, say ‘au revoir’ to Paris. Cross northern France and the Somme battlefields and pass the Canadian War Memorial at Vimy Ridge. In Calais, board your ferry to Dover and continue by coach to London, where you bid farewell to your Travel Director and travelling companions. (BB)

Young Traveller Discount

$240 $60

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Your London Hotel: Hilton Olympia For rates and full details please see page 87. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Hilton Olympia providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $114 per person.

FIRST CLASS TRAVEL

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Trevi Fountain, Rome

European Cavalcade 18 Days from $2799 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED DINING

• Dover See the White Cliffs.

• 17 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Amsterdam See Dam Square & Mint Tower.

• 7 three-course dinners (D)

• Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine.

UNBEATABLE FEATURES

• Heidelberg View the castle. • Black Forest Drive through Germany’s famous forested region. • Schaffhausen Stop to view the Rhine Falls. • Lucerne Visit the the Lion Monument and view the medieval old town. • Liechtenstein Visit the capital, Vaduz. • Innsbruck View the Golden Roof, Hofburg Palace and Olympic ski-jump. • Verona View Juliet’s balcony. • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island.

EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES

• Rome Visit St. Peter’s Basilica on your morning sightseeing with a Local Guide. View the Forum and the Colosseum.

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• Florence Panoramic view from Piazzale Michelangelo. See Piazza Santa Croce on your included morning sightseeing tour with your Local Guide. • Pisa View the Leaning Tower. • Monaco See the Monte Carlo Casino.

• First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • Ferry from Dover to Calais and return. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel. • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre. • A London airport shuttle service is available. Conditions apply. Please see page 87 for details. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

• Nice Drive along the Promenade des Anglais. • Avignon View the Palace of the Popes and St. Bénezet Bridge. • Paris View the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and Eiffel Tower on your morning sightseeing with a Local Guide.

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

DAY 1 LONDON – AMSTERDAM Greetings from your Travel Director! See the White Cliffs of Dover as you board the ferry and cross to Calais, France. Continue by road through the Belgian and Dutch countryside to Amsterdam. See the sights during your orientation tour including Dam Square and the Mint Tower. Hotel: Ibis Amsterdam Airport (ST) DAY 2 AMSTERDAM – RHINE CRUISE – RHINELAND Drive eastwards into Germany and follow the Rhine valley southwards. Take a leisurely cruise along the River Rhine by boat, past picturesque villages and medieval castles. Continue by road to your hotel, where you dine tonight. (BB D) Hotel: Ramada Neustadt (MF)/NH Mannheim Viernheim (MF) DAY 3 RHINELAND – LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS) View Heidelberg Castle, a magnificent example of Renaissance architecture. Journey via Freiburg through the beautiful Black Forest region. Stop at Schaffhausen to view the mighty Rhine Falls and arrive later at Lake Lucerne, your home for the next two nights. (BB D) Hotel: Weinhof (ST) DAY 4 LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Visit the poignant Lion Monument and the old town during your orientation tour of Lucerne. Afterwards, in your free time, consider a scenic cruise on the lake, shop for Swiss watches and chocolates or take a cog railway up one of the nearby mountains to enjoy the amazing views! (BB) DAY 5 LUCERNE – LIECHTENSTEIN – INNSBRUCK Cross the Swiss border to Liechtenstein for a brief stop in the capital, Vaduz. Continue into Austria, via the Arlberg region, to Innsbruck, capital of the Tyrol. (BB D) Hotel: Bon Alpina (MF)

Schaffhausen


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PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 11 DAY 6 INNSBRUCK – VERONA – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) Marvel at Innsbruck’s sights including the Golden Roof, Hofburg Palace and Olympic ski-jump. Travel through the Brenner Pass into Italy and view Juliet’s balcony in Verona, the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Your day ends in the magical Byzantine city of Venice, Queen of the Adriatic. (BB D) Hotel: Il Burchiello (Oriago) (F) DAY 7 VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Evidence of Venice’s former maritime power and wealth is everywhere you look as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Then spend free time exploring this fascinating city on your own. (BB) DAY 8 VENICE – ROME (2 NIGHTS) Traverse the flat plains of Veneto and cross the dramatic Apennine hills. Admire splendid scenery as you drive through the rolling Tuscan countryside, arriving later in the capital, Rome. (BB) Hotel: Aran Park (F) DAY 9 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour which starts with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica. Continue to ancient Rome to view the Forum and Colosseum. Later enjoy your free time seeing the sights or shopping for souvenirs. (BB) DAY 10 ROME – BAY OF NAPLES Pass the Abbey of Monte Cassino en route to the Bay of Naples, where you might like to take an excursion to explore the excavations of Pompeii. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Dei Congressi (F) DAY 11 BAY OF NAPLES – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS) Drive north to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Admire views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Later, check into your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: West Florence (F) DAY 12 FLORENCE Enjoy a morning walking tour with your Local Guide to see the magical buildings and statues of Florence. Enjoy time at leisure to immerse

yourself in the sights - Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery, Signoria Square - the list is endless! (BB) DAY 13 FLORENCE – PISA – MONACO – NICE (2 NIGHTS) View the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Continue past Genoa and view the famous casino of Monte Carlo. Arrive later in Nice, glittering capital of the Côte d’Azur. (BB) Hotel: Busby Hotel (ST) DAY 14 NICE – FREE TIME Orientation includes the Promenade des Anglais and the Place Masséna. Spend the rest of the day relaxing. (BB) DAY 15 NICE – AVIGNON – LYON Admire the beautiful countryside around Aixen-Provence, where Van Gogh liked to paint. In Avignon view the Palace of the Popes and the famous bridge. Continue through the Rhône Valley to Lyon. (BB D) Hotel: Campanile Lyon Tassin (ST) DAY 16 LYON – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) The wine-producing region of Burgundy and the Forest of Fontainebleau provide picturesque backdrops for your drive to the elegant, romantic city of Paris. On arrival maybe take an excursion to visit the magnificent Palace of Versailles. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Paris La Defense 5 (F) DAY 17 PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME The Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, Eiffel Tower - see all these sights and more with superb commentary from your Local Guide. Then perhaps visit the Louvre Museum to see the ‘Mona Lisa’. This evening maybe take the chance to see one of the famous Parisian cabaret shows? (BB) DAY 18 PARIS – LONDON Head north to Calais for your cross-Channel ferry to England. Continue to London where your exciting holiday ends! (BB)

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GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to

$297 p.p. $222 p.p. $148 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

$148 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount Triple Room Reduction

$290 $80

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Your London Hotel: Jurys Inn Islington For rates and full details please see page 87. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Jurys Inn Islington providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $137 per person.

Gulf of Naples

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Lourdes Basilica

European Heritage 24 Days from $3699 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS • Dover See the White Cliffs. • Amsterdam Orientation tour and visit a diamond-cutting factory. Excursion to Volendam. • Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine. • Heidelberg View the castle.

INCLUDED DINING • 23 buffet breakfasts (BB) • 10 three-course dinners (D)

• Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument.

UNBEATABLE FEATURES

• Innsbruck View the Golden Roof, Hofburg Palace and Olympic ski-jump. • Salzburg Visit this charming musical town. • Vienna Morning sightseeing tour with your Local Guide. See the Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and Imperial Boulevards. • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Marks Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island.

EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES

• Paris Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. View the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.

• Strasbourg Visit the medieval city. • Liechtenstein Visit the capital, Vaduz.

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• Loire Valley View the Château de Blois.

• Rome Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica. View the Forum and Colosseum. • Florence Views from Piazzale Michelangelo. • Pisa View the Leaning Tower. • Monaco See the famous Monte Carlo Casino.

• First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • Ferry from Dover to Calais and return. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel. • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre.

• Nice Drive along the Promenade des Anglais and see Place Masséna.

• A London airport shuttle service is available. Conditions apply. Please see page 87 for details.

• South of France Drive through the Camargue.

• A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.

• Barcelona Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. See the Ramblas, Paseo de Gracia and Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia Church.

• J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

• Madrid Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. See Puerta del Sol and Plaza de España. • Lourdes View the Basilica and join the torchlight procession. • Biarritz Visit this seaside resort.

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

DAY 1 LONDON – AMSTERDAM (2 NIGHTS) Welcome to London! Drive to Dover and see the White Cliffs as you cross the Channel to Calais. Continue through Belgium to Amsterdam, a lively city full of surprises! Hotel: Ibis Amsterdam Airport (ST) DAY 2 AMSTERDAM ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME See the sights of Amsterdam including the Royal Palace and Dam Square, and visit a diamond polishing centre. In Volendam, learn about the arts of cheese and clog making. (BB) DAY 3 AMSTERDAM – RHINE CRUISE – RHINELAND Cross into Germany, then take a scenic cruise along the River Rhine past medieval castles and vineyards. (BB D) Hotel: Ramada Hockenheim (MF) DAY 4 RHINELAND – STRASBOURG – LAKE LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS) Admire Heidelberg Castle, one of the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. Continue via Strasbourg to Lake Lucerne. (BB D) Hotel: Hotel Krone Giswil (ST) DAY 5 LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Your orientation tour includes the poignant Lion Monument and the 14th century wooden Chapel Bridge, with free time afterwards to shop for all things Swiss! (BB D) DAY 6 LAKE LUCERNE – LIECHTENSTEIN – INNSBRUCK Visit Vaduz, capital of Liechtenstein. In Innsbruck, marvel at the Golden Roof, Hofburg and Olympic ski-jump. (BB D) Hotel: Bon Alpina (MF) St. Mark’s Basilica, Venice


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DAY 16 NICE – BARCELONA (2 NIGHTS) Your splendid journey continues along the coast, through the Camargue and across the Pyrenées to Barcelona. (BB D) Hotel: Husa Via Barcelona (F)

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DAY 17 BARCELONA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME In Barcelona, your Local Guide shows you the sights including the Ramblas and the Sagrada Familia. Afterwards, discover the delights of the city at your own pace. (BB)

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PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 12 DAY 7 INNSBRUCK – SALZBURG – VIENNA (2 NIGHTS) Salzburg is a beautiful city! See Mozart’s birthplace and locations where the ‘Sound of Music’ was filmed! Later arrive in Vienna. (BB) Hotel: Senator Hotel (F) DAY 8 VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Guide shows you the sights of Vienna, including the Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and Imperial Boulevards. Spend free time exploring or perhaps take an excursion to the vast Schönbrunn Palace. (BB) DAY 9 VIENNA – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) Continue south via Klagenfurt to the Austrian Riviera. Cross the Italian border, the Alps and the Veneto plains to the Byzantine city of Venice. (BB D) Hotel: Park Hotel Villa Fiorita (F) DAY 10 VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Marvel at the sights as you cruise to St. Mark’s Square by private launch. Enjoy a demonstration of glass-blowing on Giudecca Island, with time later to shop and explore. (BB D) DAY 11 VENICE – ROME (2 NIGHTS) Cross the Veneto, traverse the dramatic Apennine Mountains and continue south to the ancient city of Rome. (BB) Hotel: Aran Park (F) DAY 12 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Visit St. Peter’s Basilica with your Local Guide and see Michelangelo’s Pietá. View the Forum and Colosseum in ancient Rome. In your free time, consider a tour of the Sistine Chapel! (BB) DAY 13 ROME – FLORENCE – MONTECATINI Explore Renaissance Florence, with time to shop for high quality leather and gold. Dine tonight at your hotel in Montecatini. (BB D) Hotel: Tuscany Inn (F)

DAY 18 BARCELONA – MADRID (2 NIGHTS) Drive through the sprawling vineyards of Catalonia and the arid hills of Aragon to the Spanish capital, Madrid. (BB) Hotel: Sunotel Amaral (MF) DAY 19 MADRID SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME See Puerta del Sol and Plaza de Espãna during your sightseeing tour with your Local Guide. Later, consider an excursion to Toledo. (BB) DAY 20 MADRID – LOURDES Cross into France and visit Lourdes, home of St. Bernadette, to see the basilica above the grotto. (BB D) Hotel: Best Western Christina (ST) DAY 21 LOURDES – BORDEAUX Spend the morning relaxing or exploring. Later, drive via the charming resort of Biarritz to Bordeaux, where you dine tonight. (BB D) Hotel: Ibis Bordeaux Meriadeck (ST) DAY 22 BORDEAUX – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) Travel to the Loire Valley and view the Château de Blois, where Joan of Arc was blessed before battle with the English. Arrive later in the glittering capital, Paris. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Pantin (ST)

DAY 14 MONTECATINI – PISA – MONACO – NICE (2 NIGHTS) View the Leaning Tower of Pisa in the Square of Miracles. Follow the coast to Monaco and continue to Nice on the glamorous French Riviera. (BB) Hotel: All Seasons (MF)

DAY 23 PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Admire the sights of Paris with your knowledgeable Local Guide, including the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral. Spend free time seeing more of this fascinating city or enjoy and optional guided visit to the world famous Louvre Museum. Tonight, why not experience a famous cabaret show? (BB)

DAY 15 NICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Admire the Promenade des Anglais and Place Masséna. Spend free time exploring, relaxing or perhaps swim in the Mediterranean Sea! (BB)

DAY 24 PARIS – LONDON Say goodbye to Paris. Drive to Calais, board the ferry to Dover and continue by coach to London where your amazing holiday ends. (BB)

GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to

$378 p.p. $283 p.p. $189 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

$189 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount

$370

Triple Room Reduction

$100

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Your London Hotel: Start: Hilton Olympia End: Jurys Inn Islington For rates and full details please see page 87. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Hilton Olympia providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $183 per person.

Salzburg

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Acropolis, Athens

European Discoverer & Cruise Option 30 Days from $4599 MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS

• Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine.

• Paris Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. Enjoy views of Notre Dame & the Eiffel Tower.

• Amsterdam See Dam Square and the Mint Tower.

• Tours View the cathedral.

• 29 buffet breakfasts (BB)

• Biarritz Visit the seaside resort. • Pamplona Orientation of this famous city. • Madrid Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. See Plaza de España and Puerta del Sol. • Barcelona Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. View Sagrada Familia Cathedral. • South of France Drive through the Camargue.

EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES

INCLUDED DINING • 11 three-course dinners (D)

UNBEATABLE FEATURES • First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.

• Nice Orientation tour.

• Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.

• Monaco View the Old Town.

• Ferry Dover to Calais and return.

• Pisa View the Leaning Tower.

• Overnight mini cruise – Bari or Brindisi to Patras and Patras to Ancona.

• Florence Panoramic city views from Piazzale Michelangelo.

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• Heidelberg View the castle.

• Dover See the White Cliffs.

• Rome Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. Visit St. Peter’s and view the Forum and Colosseum. • Athens Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. Visit the ancient Acropolis, Parthenon and see the Temple of Zeus. • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island. • Vienna Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. See the Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and Imperial Boulevards. • Innsbruck See the Golden Roof & Hofburg Palace. • Liechtenstein Visit the capital, Vaduz. • Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument. • Schaffhausen Stop to view the Rhine Falls. • Black Forest See this beautiful forested region.

• The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel. • Pick-up and drop-off at the Trafalgar London Reception Centre or the Ibis Earls Court. • A London airport shuttle service is available. Conditions apply. Please see page 87 for details. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of optional excursions.

DAY 1 LONDON – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) Greetings from your Travel Director. See the White Cliffs of Dover as you board the ferry to Calais in France. Arrive later in the glittering capital, Paris. Hotel: Apogia (F) DAY 2 PARIS SIGHTSEEING Admire the sights with your Local Guide including the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées and Notre Dame. Spend time afterwards exploring. (BB) DAY 3 PARIS – TOURS – BORDEAUX Drive through the Loire Valley and view the cathedral at Tours. Dine tonight at your hotel in Bordeaux. (BB D) Hotel: Campanile Pessac (F) DAY 4 BORDEAUX – PAMPLONA Explore the glamorous resort of Biarritz. Continue into Spain via San Sebastian to Pamplona, famous for its annual bull run. (BB D) Hotel: Abba Reino de Navarra (MF) DAY 5 PAMPLONA – MADRID (2 NIGHTS) Traverse the splendid landscape through Rioja to the capital, Madrid. (BB) Hotel: Agumar (F) DAY 6 MADRID SIGHTSEEING Your Local Guide shows you all Madrid’s sights including Puerta del Sol and Plaza de España, with time to explore on your own or relax. (BB) DAY 7 MADRID – BARCELONA (2 NIGHTS) Cross the Spanish Meseta, and pass Catalonia’s sprawling vineyards en route to Barcelona. (BB) Hotel: Abba Garden (MF) DAY 8 BARCELONA SIGHTSEEING Highlights of your sightseeing tour with your Local Guide include views of the city from Montjuic and Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia. (BB) DAY 9 BARCELONA – NICE (2 NIGHTS) Head north into France and follow the Camargue to Provence. Drive along the glittering Côte d’Azur to the city of Nice. (BB) Hotel: Apogia (F) DAY 10 NICE SIGHTSEEING Drive along the Promenade des Anglais during your orientation tour, with time to explore and shop. (BB) DAY 11 NICE – MONACO – PISA – MONTECATINI Explore Monaco’s Old Town, then follow the spectacular coastline to Italy. In Pisa, view the famous Leaning Tower. (BB D) Hotel: Tuscany Inn (F)


30 Days from $4599 per person twin share Ref: EDIS

Price per Person Ends London

Twin Share

Single Supp. Option

Wed 10 Apr

Thu 9 May

4599

1350

Wed 17 Apr

Thu 16 May

4599

1350

Wed 24 Apr

Thu 23 May

4599

1350

Wed 1 May

Thu 30 May

4599

1350

Wed 8 May

Thu 6 Jun

4599

1350

Wed 15 May

Thu 13 Jun

4599

1350

Wed 22 May

Thu 20 Jun

4599

1350

Wed 29 May

Thu 27 Jun

4625

1360

Wed 5 Jun

Thu 4 Jul

4799

1500

Wed 12 Jun

Thu 11 Jul

4885

1550

Wed 19 Jun

Thu 18 Jul

4885

1550

Wed 26 Jun

Thu 25 Jul

4885

1550

Wed 3 Jul

Thu 1 Aug

4875

1540

Wed 10 Jul

Thu 8 Aug

4875

1540

Wed 17 Jul

Thu 15 Aug

4875

1540

Wed 24 Jul

Thu 22 Aug

4875

1540

Wed 31 Jul

Thu 29 Aug

4875

1540

Wed 7 Aug

Thu 5 Sep

4875

1540

Wed 14 Aug

Thu 12 Sep

4875

1540

Wed 21 Aug

Thu 19 Sep

4875

1540

Wed 28 Aug

Thu 26 Sep

4725

1380

Wed 4 Sep

Thu 3 Oct

4725

1380

Wed 11 Sep

Thu 10 Oct

4725

1380

Wed 18 Sep

Thu 17 Oct

4625

1350

Wed 25 Sep

Thu 24 Oct

4599

1350

Starts London

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

End

PACE: Comfortable • Countries visited: 14 DAY 12 MONTECATINI – FLORENCE – ROME (2 NIGHTS) Experience the sights and delights of Renaissance Florence. Arrive later in Rome, the Eternal City. (BB) Hotel: Aran Park (F) DAY 13 ROME SIGHTSEEING Admire the landmarks with your Local Guide including the Forum and Colosseum. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica. Afterwards, shop or perhaps explore the Sistine Chapel. (BB) DAY 14 ROME – BAY OF NAPLES Drive south to the Bay of Naples. Why not join an optional excursion to the excavations at Pompeii? (BB D) Hotel: Stabia (F) DAY 15 BAY OF NAPLES – BARI – AT SEA Travel east across Italy via Puglia to the port of Bari. (BB D) DAY 16 AT SEA – PATRAS – ATHENS (4 NIGHTS) Cross the Ionian Sea to the Greek port of Patras and continue by road to Athens. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Athens (F) DAY 17 TO DAY 19 ATHENS – FREE TIME There is plenty of time for you to explore the fascinating ancient city of Athens! Why not join our three-day Aegean Cruise? (BB BB BB) DAY 20 ATHENS SIGHTSEEING – AT SEA Admire the sights with your Local Guide including the Parthenon, Acropolis and Temple of Zeus. In Patras, board your ship for an overnight cruise to Ancona. (BB D) DAY 21 ANCONA – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) Disembark and cross the dramatic Apennines. Continue via Bologna to Venice. (BB D) Hotel: Sirio (F) DAY 22 VENICE ORIENTATION Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. Enjoy a glass-blowing demonstration at a traditional workshop. Spend time afterwards exploring. (BB D) DAY 23 VENICE – VIENNA (2 NIGHTS) Drive through the Carnic Alps and the spectacular Austrian Lake District to Vienna. (BB) Hotel: Austria Trend Hotel Bosei (MF) DAY 24 VIENNA SIGHTSEEING The Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament – your Local Guide shows you the sights of this illustrious city. (BB)

DAY 25 VIENNA – INNSBRUCK Head west through the picturesque Salzkammergut to Innsbruck. (BB D) Hotel: Bon Alpina (MF) DAY 26 INNSBRUCK – VADUZ – LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS) Visit Vaduz, capital of Liechtenstein, then drive through scenic Alpine landscapes to lovely Lake Lucerne. (BB) Hotel: Weinhof (ST) DAY 27 LUCERNE ORIENTATION View the Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument. Afterwards, perhaps take a wonderful mountain excursion. (BB D) DAY 28 LUCERNE – HEIDELBERG – RHINELAND Marvel at the mighty Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen. Continue through the Black Forest to Heidelberg. (BB D) Hotel: Ramada Neustadt (MF) DAY 29 RHINELAND – RHINE CRUISE – AMSTERDAM Experience a relaxing cruise through the Rhine Valley. Then continue northwards to lively Amsterdam. (BB) Hotel: Ibis Amsterdam Airport (ST) DAY 30 AMSTERDAM – LONDON Drive to Calais and board the ferry back to Dover. Arrive later by coach in London. (BB)

GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec 27 & SAVE up to Pay By Feb 28 & SAVE up to Pay By Apr 30 & SAVE up to

$489 p.p. $366 p.p. $244 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

$244 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount

$470

Triple Room Reduction

$140

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 14-15. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 87. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Your London Hotel: Ibis Earls Court For rates and full details please see page 87. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Ibis Earls Court providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $228 per person.

OPTIONAL 3-DAY AEGEAN CRUISE On day 17 you have the opportunity to take a 3-day Aegean cruise aboard a Louis Cruise Line ship around the magical Greek Isles. Excellent on-board facilities include a plunge pool, casino and library. Price for a 3 day Aegean Cruise: From: Inside $355 Single Supplement $50 (Ref: EDMM) From: Outside $430 Single Supplement $55 (Ref: EDSM) The above prices include port taxes, tips and fuel surcharge and are accurate as of July 2012. For up-to-date pricing and availability please see our website. Triple cabin reduction available. DAY 16 ARRIVE ATHENS Itinerary remains the same up to Day 16 with arrival into Athens. DAY 17 EMBARK PIRAEUS – MYKONOS Board your ship in Piraeus harbour and cruise to stylish Mykonos. Enjoy a few hours here before the cruise continues. (Breakfast is included at the hotel). (B L D) DAY 18 KUSADASI – PATMOS Arrive early this morning at Kusadasi with time for an excursion to the incredible ruins of Ephesus.

Sail to Patmos with time to perhaps visit the Fortress Monastery. (B L D) DAY 19 HERAKLION – SANTORINI Wake this morning in Heraklion on the island of Crete. Continue to the spectacular volcanic island of Santorini explore the town or consider joining an optional shore excursion to Oia and Fira. (B L D) DAY 20 RETURN ATHENS (PIRAEUS) Disembark early this morning and rejoin the trip – See Day 20 opposite. (B L D)

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HOTELS: WHERE YOU WILL STAY

Demidoff Florence (F), Italy

This is just a selection of the hotels where you may stay during your Trafalgar holiday. For full details, please see the hotels listed on the daily itineraries.

Novotel Tours Sud (MF), France

Hilton Olympia London (MF), UK

Mercure Séte Balaruc Les Bains (F), France

Holiday Inn Munich South (F), Germany

Quid Hotel Venice (F), Italy

Melia Roma Aurelia Antica (F), Italy

HOTEL CATEGORY KEY:  SF = Superior First Class  F =First Class  MF = Moderate First Class  ST = Superior Tourist

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HOTELS: WHERE YOU CAN EXTEND YOUR STAY If your itinerary begins or ends in London or one of the cities listed below, you can extend your stay before or after your trip. Only Trafalgar guests qualify for these special offers. Check the itinerary pages for the hotel in which your trip starts or ends, choose how many nights you want to extend your stay and ask your Travel Agent to make the additional reservation when you book your holiday.

TRAFALGAR’S LONDON HOTELS $ prices per person per night. Ibis Earls Court: High: 01/05/13 - 31/10/13, Low: 28/03/13 - 30/04/13. Hotel

Category

Single Room

Twin Room

Triple Room

Low

High

Low

High

Low

High

Hilton Olympia

MF

204

-

147

-

N/A

N/A

Ibis Earls Court

M

152

193

97

124

N/A

N/A

Jurys Inn Islington

MF

232

-

148

-

145

-

FREE TRANSFERS IN EUROPE Trafalgar bonus: All Trafalgar guests receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttlebus in many European gateway cities, except London on the arrival and departure day of their holiday at the times specified on the individual itinerary pages. Any guests whose flight times do not coincide with the shuttle bus transfer timings may choose to book and purchase a transfer. Additionally, guests arriving before or leaving after the scheduled holiday may also book and buy a transfer through Trafalgar providing they also purchase the additional pre and post trip hotel night/s from Trafalgar. A Trafalgar bonus in the Eastern Mediterranean region: Trafalgar is pleased to offer complimentary airport transfers at any time either on the first and last day of the trip or on other days in conjunction with pre and post trip accommodation booked through Trafalgar. Flight information must be provided to Trafalgar no later than 21 days prior to departure from Australia to book these transfers. GATEWAY AIRPORT

INBOUND

OUTBOUND

Amsterdam

09:00, 11:30 & 14:30

N/A

Athens

Any time, any day

Any time, any day

WHAT THE PRICE INCLUDES

Barcelona

09:30, 12:00 & 14:30

08:00

• Accommodation in twin-bedded room with bathroom/shower • Hot buffet breakfast daily • All hotel taxes and service charges Conditions: Extra hotel nights are based on availability at the time of booking. Trafalgar will endeavour to reserve accommodation in the hotel where your itinerary begins, subject to room availability. Triple rooms will often feature one foldaway bed plus one double bed. Three adults may find these rooms small and suitcase space slightly restricted. They are generally more suitable for two adults and one child.

Berlin (Brandenburg)

N/A

08:00 & 10:00

Copenhagen

09:00, 12:00 & 15.30

N/A

Dublin

08:30, 11:00 & 13.00

07:30, 09:30 & 11:30

Frankfurt (Main)

09:30, 12:00 & 14:30

08:00 & 10:00

Madrid

10:30, 13:00 &15.30

08:30 & 11:00

Milan Malpensa

09:00, 12:30 & 15:30

07:30, 10:30

Munich

10:00 & 13:00

09:30

DEPARTURE FROM LONDON

Palermo

N/A

08:00

Paris (Charles de Gaulle)

08:00, 11:00 & 14.00

08:00 & 11:30

Departure from London: In London all group coach holidays depart from Trafalgar’s London Reception Centre. Pick-ups on the morning of departure for London-starting holidays are only included from the suggested London hotel (see itinerary page for details) and if accommodation has been reserved through Trafalgar at this hotel. All other guests are required to make their way to our London Reception Centre on the departure morning. Please also remember to reconfirm your departure morning information by contacting our London Reception Centre at +4420 7620 8900 or email us at: london.24x7@travcorpuk.com

Rome (Fiumicino)

09:30, 12:30 & 15.30

07:00 & 09:30

Venice

N/A

08:00 & 09:30

TRANSFERS TO & FROM LONDON HEATHROW DIRECT TO YOUR LONDON HOTEL

TRAFALGAR’S EUROPEAN HOTELS City

Hotel $ per person per night

Amsterdam Athens Barcelona Berlin Varese Copenhagen Dublin Frankfurt Madrid Madrid Madrid Madrid Milan Munich Palermo Paris Paris Paris Paris Paris Paris Rome Rome Rome Rome Rome Rome Rome Venice

Ibis Amsterdam Airport* Zafolia Hotel Abba Garden* Grand City Hotel Berlin East Capolago Hotel Bella Sky Comwell Jurys Inn Parnell Street Mercure Neu Isenburg Agumar Novotel Campo de las Naciones Novotel Puente de la Paz Hotel Praga Milton Hotel Holiday Inn Munich South Astoria Palace Alliance St Ouen Concorde Montparnasse* ** Courtyard Paris Arcueil Delos Vaugirard Mercure La Defense 5 Novotel Gare Montparnasse* ** Aran Park Ergife Hotel Melia Roma Aurelia Antica Papillo Pinewood

Villa Pamphili Waldorf Antony Hotel

The times above apply only on the published arrival and departure dates of the itinerary chosen, and are the times when the transfer leaves from, or arrives at the airport. Transfers are provided on a group basis and, regrettably, there will be no refund for missed or unused transfers as a result of flight delays or missed flight connections.

Single

Twin

142 186 145 122 126 171 138 108 140 123 123 135 126 120 122 183 295 235 175 191 295 175 171 163 156 181 231 156 150

99 116 97 84 82 104 93 76 86 84 84 85 88 82 86 113 173 134 126 118 163 118 124 122 111 122 163 111 110

*Seasonal supplements apply. **Certain days of the week attract a supplement

Transfers are not included in these offers but Trafalgar can provide airport/ hotel transfers. Please ask for transfer prices at the time of booking your extra night accommodation.

Transfers can be expensive, particularly between the airport and your London hotel. Trafalgar has special group transfer rates from London’s Heathrow Airport* to the door of your Trafalgar London hotel: $38 per person per single trip from/to Heathrow Airport

TRANSFER TERMS & CONDITIONS TRANSFER TERMS AND CONDITIONS: 1. For included and chargeable transfers: Your Travel Agent provides detailed flight information to Trafalgar no fewer than 21 days prior to departure. Once transfers are booked they cannot be changed. 2. For London arrivals, you must stay at the suggested London hotel booked by Trafalgar on the night of your arrival and the night prior to your departure date. 3. Trafalgar only includes one inbound and one outbound transfer. 4. In the event of flight delays outside of Trafalgar’s control, the transfers will be deemed to be cancelled. 5. All transfers are based on group transfers. No refund is therefore available for missed transfers, or guests not using this service. 6. In the event of unforeseen events (such as road or rail works, strikes or demonstrations), Trafalgar will not be responsible for delayed or cancelled transfers. *Heathrow Airport: Guests will be picked up and dropped off in time to meet all flights booked to/from London’s Heathrow Airport. Gatwick Airport: For guests flying into London’s Gatwick Airport, Trafalgar recommends the Gatwick Express. For details visit the Gatwick Express website at: www.gatwickexpress.com

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For further information visit www.trafalgar.com

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TRAFALGAR’S LONDON RECEPTION CENTRE

London Reception Centre

Your home away from home A friendly welcome awaits you at Trafalgar’s London Reception Centre, your contact for all itineraries commencing in London. Our aim is to make your stay in London as enjoyable as possible, so drop in and take advantage of our services and facilities. Talk to our highly trained Local Hosts, make use of free internet access or read up on the latest news with our daily newspapers.

Book London Sightseeing & Attractions We offer a great range of sightseeing excursions in and around the city, plus priority entry tickets to London’s famous attractions, so you can save time and book directly with us!

Hospitality Service If you’re staying in a Trafalgar hotel, your Trafalgar Local Host will visit daily to provide you with important departure information, book London sightseeing and tickets for you, and offer any further assistance. Please check the hotel noticeboard for visiting hours and information or ask the concierge.

Currency Packs Currency Packs are available from your Travel Director on the morning you depart from the London Reception Centre for Europe. They contain enough currency to get you started in each country you visit.

Enjoy the services and local knowledge of our Local Hosts

Summer Opening Hours April 8 – October 25, 2013: Sunday to Thursday 5am – 7pm, Friday & Saturday 5am – 8pm. Until 8 April 2013, the centre operates on winter opening hours, daily 7am – 7pm.

Address & Contact Details The London Reception Centre is located close to Waterloo train station and opposite the famous London Eye: 79 York Road, London SE1 7NJ, Tel: +44 (0) 207 620 8900 General Email: London.24x7@travcorpuk.com City Breaks Email: City.Breaks@travcorpuk.com

OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABLE TOURISM Trafalgar, as part of The Travel Corporation, is proud to be using 100% recycled paper for the body of our brochures. Some of the positive impacts of this include saving more than 67,000* trees per year and reducing landfill waste that produces harmful greenhouse gases. In addition, the paper used is rated “Excellent” by the World Wildlife Federation’s (WWF) environmental benchmarking tool. We are proud to commit to using one of the most environmentally friendly coated recycled papers on Planet Earth. When you travel with us, you’re also reducing your carbon footprint. Coach travel is proven to emit less carbon or greenhouse gas per person than travelling by car^.

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Method of travel

Kilograms of CO2 per passenger mile

Car

0.3831 Kgs

Air

0.1330 Kgs

Rail

0.0860 Kgs

Coach

0.0483 Kgs

*Calculations based on data from the Environmental Defense Fund ^Source: DEFRA Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Conversion figures June 2009 Source: DEFRA (UK Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) www.defra.gov.uk/environment/business/reporting/conversion-factors.htm


THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Lake District, England

SIGHTSEEING BROCHURE TERMINOLOGY: Trafalgar uses specific terms to describe different aspects of your holiday itinerary. To make it easy to understand, we have created the following glossary: ‘VISIT’ - In-depth sightseeing with a Local Guide or your Travel Director. This includes fast track entry and will vary based on the venue itself. ‘VIEW’ - An opportunity to take in the sight and capture photos with a brief stop. ‘SEE’ - See the sight and its surroundings whilst driving by on the coach.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: We will send you your travel documents and literature together with a Trafalgar document wallet about 21 days before your departure. Please read the information you receive carefully as it contains essential advice and information about your trip.

EXPRESS CHECK-IN: Don’t forget to check-in before you go on holiday. For more information refer to page 90.

PASSPORTS & VISAS: Each guest is responsible for having a valid passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the conclusion of their trip, all necessary visas and permits, and must comply with entry, health or other requirements of the countries visited. Some of our holidays enter a country more than once, therefore multiple-entry visas may be required for some countries. Contact your Travel Agent, airline or relevant government authorities to obtain the necessary travel information. Please visit our website at www.trafalgar.com (go to ‘FAQs’) for more information about visa requirements. The Operators and/ or their employees and their agents are not responsible for passport, visa requirements, entry, health or other requirements of the countries visited or for any loss sustained by you for failing to comply with laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of countries visited.

CUSTOMISED GROUP HOLIDAYS Do you belong to a social group or have friends who’d like to plan a special holiday together? Whatever the interests of your group, our Customised Groups team can tailor one of our existing itineraries to fit your needs, or design an itinerary from scratch, especially for you.

REGULAR HOLIDAYS - BIG DISCOUNTS! Make a group booking for friends or club members on one of our regular brochure holidays and get great savings. If 9 or more people travel together, 1 traveller qualifies for a 50% discount on the LAND-only portion of the holiday. When 16 people travel together, 1 traveller qualifies for a 100% discount on the LAND-only portion of the holiday (discount is on a twin-share basis only; not valid on cruises). A group allocation means fixed prices and assured seats. We’ll reserve your seats on the itinerary of your choice, it’s that easy!

TAILOR–MADE HOLIDAYS Visit the places you’ve always wanted to see, travel at a pace that suits you, choose the standard of your hotels and specify the type of meals and excursions you wish to include. Our team has the experience and insider connections to negotiate great deals with hotels, restaurants, airlines and local experts. Tell us what your group needs, and we’ll create the perfect itinerary at the ideal price! Contact your Travel Agent who’ll work with us to plan your group holiday. Restrictions apply – see page 14-15 for full details.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO GUIDE: For a complete guide to Europe, including handy travel tips and advice and country-by-country information, go to our website, click on ‘Pre Trip’ in the top menu bar and download the Europe guide.

Travel together on a customised group holiday

For more information log on to www.trafalgar.com

For further information visit www.trafalgar.com

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DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT... EXPRESS CHECK-IN the ultimate hassle-free holiday experience

TRAFALGAR’S GOLD SEAL

ADDITIONAL PROTECTION

PLEASE REGISTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER MAKING YOUR BOOKING

COVERAGE FOR CANCELLATION AND RETURN FLIGHT SECURITY ONLY $99 PER PERSON

Our commitment to provide you with the best travel experience starts with our Express Check-in process. It will take you less than 10 minutes to complete but delivers these great benefits:

Most guided holiday companies are interested in their guests only after they reach their destination. But with Trafalgar, you get a great deal even before you leave home with our Gold Seal Additional Protection plan for only $99 per person (payable at the time of booking). Gold Seal Additional Protection includes:

• Understanding your individual needs and preferences helps us to better tailor your trip • You can meet fellow travellers before you depart via our online communities • You’ll receive helpful information, tips and exclusive savings on travel related goods and services • We can quickly locate you/your nominated contact in the unlikely event of an emergency • You will save time with no paperwork on holiday and streamlined hotel check-ins Please complete Express Check-in as soon as possible after making your booking via our secure website. You will need your booking reference number, passport details for everyone on your booking, travel insurance details and the emergency contact details of your nominated person. All your details are kept secure and we will not share your information with third parties.

1

Go to www.trafalgar.com/aus/express

2

Enter your Booking No. and Last Name

3

Answer all questions and click “submit”

EASY AS 1,2,3

PRE-PAID CANCELLATION OPTION

Your deposit and/or payment to Trafalgar will be refunded should you cancel your guided holiday for any reason prior to departure from Australia. This cancellation option covers the land arrangements* made by Trafalgar only. The Cancellation Option Fee is not refundable for any reason. ON YOUR HOLIDAY

Should you or your travel companion leave at any time during the guided holiday for personal sickness reasons or be required to return to Australia due to injury, illness or death, you and your companion will be refunded $40 per person per day for the unused portion of the itinerary (note that in some cases hotels require a one-night cancellation fee). A doctor’s certificate is required. RETURN FLIGHT SECURITY

If you or a member of your direct family in Australia should fall sick** while you are on your Trafalgar holiday, we will take care of the additional cost of tickets for your earlier or later return home in the same booking class of air travel on the first available flight, provided you hold round-trip tickets on Trafalgar’s recommended airline(s) booked through Trafalgar from Australia. Please note that travel agent fees and cancellation fees may apply. * Excludes airline deals and itineraries with cruise and rail components. ** Medical certificates as proof of all illness claims must be supplied.

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Take a look at where others have travelled on the Trafalgar Community photo galleries. Be inspired by the destinations captured on camera to help you decide where to travel next! Visit www.trafalgar.com/community

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BOOKING CONDITIONS YOUR GUIDED HOLIDAY BOOKING Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd is the ‘Sales Company’; Trafalgar Tours Limited is the ‘Operator’; collectively these companies are referred to as ‘Trafalgar’. Your agreement is with Trafalgar and a contract will come into existence between us when you make a reservation with us. The invalidity of any of the provisions hereof shall not affect the validity of any of the other provisions, and the agreement shall be construed as though such invalid provision had never been contained herein. Disclaimer: Travel is personal and each individual’s goals and experiences may differ. Trafalgar will not be bound by, or liable for, any description, representation or warranty made by any independent third party sales representative, travel agent, or other person or entity relating to any holiday offered by Trafalgar. Departure Date: The departure date constitutes the date indicated on the Trafalgar confirmation. WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE GUIDED HOLIDAY PRICE Inter-city Travel: By private motorcoach, trains and ferries (see itineraries). Air Transportation: Not included unless otherwise indicated in the price panel. Guided Holiday: By air-conditioned luxury motorcoaches. Please note that on London sightseeing, motorcoaches without toilet facilities are used. In the Middle East and Morocco air-conditioned motorcoaches (or minibuses in Israel) without toilet facilities are used. If due to circumstances beyond our control coaches are used otherwise than as advertised, a refund of $10 per person will be made. Hotel Accommodation: Prices are per person and based on two persons sharing a twin-bedded room with private bath or shower. Triple rooms will often feature one foldaway bed plus one double bed. Three adults may find these rooms small and suitcase space slightly restricted. They are generally more suitable for two adults and one child. Availability of triple rooms is limited. Note that single rooms in European hotels are generally smaller than twin-bedded rooms and that European hotel standards, facilities and services provided may vary from those in other parts of the world and are often local in style. Substitute hotels may sometimes be used at certain times and will be of similar standard whenever possible. There are a limited number of twin-shared rooms available with our Guaranteed Room Share Service. Special room requests such as smoking/non-smoking, adjacent, connecting or lower-floor rooms must be requested at time of booking. These special room requests cannot be guaranteed and are based on availability at time of check-in. Smoking in a non-smoking room may result in a fine. Substitute hotels may be used sometimes. We try to use hotels of similar standard. Hotel Frequent Traveller programme points are not earned with hotels on Trafalgar holidays. Cruises: Per person prices are based on two persons sharing a cabin with two berths, private shower and toilet. A limited number of single cabins are available at an extra cost. Travel Director: Guided holidays are conducted in English only by a professional Travel Director. On City Breaks there may be a Local Host instead of a Travel Director. Please refer to individual itinerary pages. Meals: Continental or buffet breakfast will be provided on all holidays except in Ireland and provincial Britain (not including London) and Scandinavia where full national style breakfasts are served. Dinners are included as detailed on itineraries. All meals are included on cruises. Sightseeing: Excursions, entrance fees and English-speaking guide (when required) are included as detailed in the itinerary pages. Transfers: Between airports, hotels, railway stations and piers are included as indicated on each guided holiday itinerary (please see ’Airport Transfers’ section for further details). There will be no refund for missed or unused airport transfers. Porterage: Due to limited coach capacity, a single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30”x18”x10” (76x46x25cm) and weight not exceeding 50 lbs (23kg). Please note that some airlines restrict checked luggage allowance - check with your airline. A charge of approximately US$6 or local currency equivalent per travelling day will be collected by the Travel Director if a second piece of baggage is permitted to be carried, or if the suitcase exceeds the established weight and/or dimensions. This is not assurance that luggage in excess of limits on size, weight and number of pieces will be permitted. Please note that we cannot guarantee that more than one suitcase will be allowed onboard the coach. Carry-on/hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12”x11”x6” (30x28x14 cm) in order to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead compartment. Carry-on/hand luggage handling is the responsibility of each guided holiday guest and must be taken on and off the motorcoach by you each day of the guided holiday. Please note that carry-ons with telescopic handles and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments or under seats and, therefore, cannot be accepted as carry-on luggage for safety reasons. Trafalgar and Trafalgar’s affiliated entities shall not be liable for any loss or damage to baggage or any of the guest’s belongings. Guests should report any lost items to the Travel Director who will assist in completing a lost property form that can be used for any insurance claim in this matter. However, Trafalgar cannot assist in locating any lost items once the guest has disembarked or completed the trip as the case may be. Airlines may impose stricter weight and size limits for luggage and may also charge fees for checked baggage, including the first checked bag. Please check with your airline(s) directly for the most current baggage regulations and related fees. Trafalgar is not responsible for additional fees imposed by air carriers regarding baggage. Tips/Gratuities: All tips are included for services on guided holidays provided by dining-room waiters, chambermaids and porters at hotels, airports and docks. Optional Prepaid Gratuities: If you have prepaid your gratuities to your Travel Director & Driver, this will be detailed within your holiday vouchers and holiday documentation. Please note that prepaid gratuities cover only the land portion of your holiday itinerary. We offer this option on the majority of our holiday itineraries. Please check the holiday price panels for the applicable holidays where this option is available. NOT INCLUDED IN THE GUIDED HOLIDAY PRICE All airfares, air-related taxes and fees, any additional fees charged by the airline such as checked and/or excess baggage (visit www.trafalgar. com/baggage), seat selections, and/or any services; passport and visa fees; insurances of all kinds; laundry; phone calls; beverages; meals not detailed in the itinerary; when not prepaid discretionary tips/gratuities to Travel Directors; motorcoach drivers and local city guides; items of a personal nature; excess baggage; optional excursions etc. The guided holiday price also does not cover costs and expenses such as the return to your home if you leave the guided holiday at your own volition, due to illness, or as a consequence of official action by the government of any country visited. Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign government and non-government entities. RESERVATIONS & PAYMENTS Deposit payable within 7 days of booking Guided Holiday Only $200 Final Payment prior to departure date 45 days 1. Your guided holiday will be confirmed by Trafalgar after receipt of a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit. We reserve the right to refuse a booking without giving any reason and shall in that event return any deposit received. The deposit forms part of your final payment. If not received within 7 calendar days of booking, the reservation will automatically be cancelled. On certain departures, deposits may be required at time of booking to hold seats. 2. Final payment for your land reservation will be due no later than 45 days prior to the departure date. 3. Payment in full will be required at time of booking for reservations made less than 45 days prior to the departure date. 4. Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel the reservation and impose cancellation charges if any payment is not received within the above specified periods. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost land and air reservations.

5. Any special meal requirements will be made on a REQUEST basis only and must be advised at the time of booking. Trafalgar cannot guarantee special meal requests, nor will Trafalgar assume any responsibility or liability if guests’ special meal requests are not fulfilled. 6. Your Travel Agent shall hold all monies for each and every person named in the booking until the booking is confirmed. When confirmed, your Travel Agent shall provide those monies promptly to us. You consent to us depositing monies received by us as required by law. We will be entitled to keep interest earned on monies. You consent that all monies paid to us whether through your Travel Agent, by deposit or otherwise, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit. Travel Documents: Travel documents will be sent to you approximately 21 days prior to the guided holiday departure date (provided full payment was received on time). If you are leaving home earlier, please ask your Travel Agent to request your travel documents well in advance. Please also make sure that you provide your Travel Agent with the flight details that are booked independently no less than 21 days prior to flight departure date. For the documents to be issued the guest must give complete names as per passport, nationality, passport numbers, and dates of birth. Passports & Visas: All passengers require a valid passport valid for 6 months after their trip return date and may require visas. Some countries require multiple visas. For specific Visa requirements at time of booking please contact your Travel agent for more details. It is the guests’ responsibility to ensure he/she travels with the appropriate documents. Please ask your Travel Agent for advice. Please note that entry to another country may be refused even if the required information and travel documents are complete. Obtaining and carrying these documents is your sole responsibility. Trafalgar will not be responsible for advising and/or obtaining required travel documentation for any guest, or for any delays, damages, and/or losses including missed portions of your holiday related to improper documentation. Due to government imposed security/immigration measures, passport and emergency contact information is required for all guests prior to the release of travel documents. BOOKING CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS Booking Changes: A fee of $35 or more per person, per change and any further cost we incur, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed unless the change increases the price of the booking. Costs and charges may increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made, so you should contact us as soon as possible. We will try to make your requested change but it may not be possible. A change of guided holiday date or itinerary within 45 days of departure date will be treated as a cancellation. Cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date and the guided holiday price is equivalent or greater, in which case a $35 (or more) per person amendment fee will be charged. Name changes or corrections will be treated as a cancellation. Cancellation fees may apply. Cancellations and Cancellation Fees: Travel arrangements for any member of the party may be cancelled at any time by written notice by the person who made the booking. Please note the following: • If notice of cancellation is received by Trafalgar more than 45 days prior to the guided holiday departure date, deposit will be retained. • If full payment is not received 45 days prior to departure date, Trafalgar has the right to cancel your reservation. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost reservations. • Notice of cancellation must be made in writing directly to Trafalgar or through your Travel Agent. Please also refer to Trafalgar Gold Seal Additional Protection. The following scale of charges (includes GST), representing costs incurred by Trafalgar in cancelling your travel arrangements, will apply when notice of cancellation for Guided Holiday & Cruise and Guided Holiday Only is given prior to Guided Holiday departure date. Please also refer to Trafalgar’s Gold Seal Additional Protection. GUIDED HOLIDAY only No. of days prior to guided Cancellation Fee as % holiday departure date of total price Over 45 days Loss of Deposit 45-22 days 25% 21-8 days 30% 7-1 days 50% Day of departure/No Show 100% (Air cancellation fees may also apply – see Air Cancellation section below) GUIDED HOLIDAY with Louis Cruises No. of days prior to guided Cancellation Fee as % holiday departure date of total price Over 45 days Loss of Deposit 45-22 days 25% 21-8 days 50% Less than 7 days/No Show 100% (Air cancellation fees may also apply – see Air Cancellation section below) • If a guest fails to join the guided holiday on the day of departure, cancellation fees will be 100% (unless the guest notifies us of the delay and joins the guided holiday later at their own expense). • Cancellation fees apply to additional accommodation prior to and after the guided holiday or cruise reserved through Trafalgar and are additional to any cancellation fees or other charges that may be levied by your Travel Agent • Additional hotel accommodation cancelled within 14 days of booked date will incur a 100% cancellation fee. For cancellation outside 14 days before the booked date the following fees will be charged: Over 45 days $35 per person 45-22 days 25% of price for the accommodation 21-15 days 30% of price for the accommodation • Travel Agent fees and cancellation charges may also apply. • Airline Flights/Tickets: After deposit has been received, any change incurs a $35 service fee per person PLUS any additional change/ cancellation fee imposed by the Airline. Some airfares including published fares booked by Trafalgar are non-changeable and non-refundable. • Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements that you or your party has made outside Trafalgar and which are affected by our cancellations. If the reason for your cancellation is covered under your insurance, you may be able to reclaim these charges from your insurer. You or your travel agent are responsible to make the claim to your insurer. Illness or Absence: Early departure expenses are the guest’s responsibility. There is no refund for absence or early departure from a guided holiday, including but not limited to missed hotels, transfers, meals or sightseeing. Trafalgar urges you to purchase travel insurance to cover such circumstances. Trafalgar makes no representation or guarantees concerning reimbursement, scope of coverage, or other aspects of any travel insurance policy or claim. AIR ARRANGEMENTS Reservations/Ticketing: If an air reservation is made to get you to the starting point of your holiday and from the ending point of your holiday by Trafalgar payment in full is required in accordance with the relevant airlines booking terms, the payment date will be indicated on your Trafalgar confirmation. Airlines reserve the right to change the payment due date at any point prior to payment. Upon receipt of full air payment your airfare, taxes and fuel surcharges are final. This will be regardless of future price fluctuations up or down. When booking a guided holiday including flights, you will be required, at the time of booking, to provide us the full name as detailed on the passport or government-issued ID for domestic travel, passport number, date and place of issue for each guest.

Changes to flight itineraries and name changes may result in penalties charged by the airline. These are the guest’s responsibility. All airfares and routings are subject to change at any time until full payment is received and air tickets are issued. Air Cancellation: If paper tickets are issued, no refund will be made for cancelled air tickets until after the paper tickets are returned to Trafalgar. Non-refundable tickets cannot be refunded. Please ensure any returned guided holiday document which contains airline tickets is sent by certified or registered mail. Lost ticket replacement can take up to one year and processing fees may be assessed. Airlines may impose penalties up to 100% of the air ticket value. Airline Availability: Seats are limited in our contracted class of service and may not be available on every flight. Trafalgar does not hold block space on any airline and does not assure seat availability for every single guided holiday departure date. Airline Seating: Not all airlines offer pre assigned seats. Some may charge for pre assigned seats. Any additional charge imposed by airlines will be at guests’ expense. Where pre-assigned seats are not offered or different seats are desired, guests must contact airline(s) direct to arrange seating assignments. Seating is solely under the airline’s control, as are itinerary changes due to flight delays and schedule changes. Trafalgar reserves the right to offer alternative schedules for itineraries affected by airline schedule changes and equipment. Flight delays, flight cancellation and schedule changes are the responsibility of the airline. Trafalgar will not be responsible or liable for such delays or rescheduling. Price Changes: Airlines and other travel providers (including Trafalgar) change pricing, and itineraries from time to time. Prior to your booking and paying for travel, all prices and itineraries in this brochure are subject to change at any time. Guest Changes: Changes to flight itineraries and name changes may result in penalties charged by the airline. These are the guest responsibility. Airline Special Requests: Seat assignment and special meal requests can be requested at time of booking. Trafalgar does not assure the request will be granted. Frequent Flyer miles can be accrued on most air carriers. Upgrades using mileage is not permitted. Many airlines do not automatically add frequent flyer numbers to records for flights booked and ticketed by Trafalgar. It is therefore the guest responsibility to request frequent flyer credit from the airline. Trafalgar shall not be responsible for matters concerning frequent flyer miles. GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS Guided Holiday Prices: Are based on costs, charges, tariffs, rates, prices, taxes, levies, exchange rates and other considerations as of the production date of this brochure (see back cover). All are subject to change. No surcharges regarding cost or currency fluctuations will be made to the LAND only price once the deposit is received. However, airport taxes, fuel surcharges and taxes, charges and levies imposed by an government, airlines or agencies may be passed on at any time, even after the deposit is received or holiday paid for. No refund will be made on account of reduction of any of the above. If the total guided holiday price increases by more than 10%, guests will have the option to cancel the guided holiday within 7 days of notification of the surcharge without penalty. All prices are in Australian Dollars unless specified. Guided Holiday Participation: On all guided holidays children under 5 years of age are not eligible to travel. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult, who will be responsible for their welfare and supervision. Trafalgar seeks to provide a safe, enjoyable and memorable travel experience for all guests. Trafalgar welcomes guests with special needs or disabilities. Please note the following: • Guests must advise Trafalgar, in advance, as early as possible, of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodating. Trafalgar will make reasonable modifications to its policies, practices and procedures when necessary, unless doing so will fundamentally alter the nature of the services provided. • Guests must ensure they are medically and physically able to travel. • Trafalgar may impose safety requirements. Trafalgar may exclude an individual from participating in a guided holiday or an activity if the individual’s participation poses a direct threat to health or safety of others that cannot be eliminated by a reasonable modification of policies, practices or procedures or by the provision of auxiliary aids and services. This decision to exclude an individual will be based on an individualized assessment based on reasonable judgment that relies on current medical evidence or on the best available objective evidence to determine the nature, duration and severity of the risk, the probability that potential injury will occur and whether reasonable modifications of policies, practices or procedures will mitigate the risk. • Trafalgar does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as eating, toileting or dressing). A traveller who requires services of a personal nature (eating, toileting , dressing or pushing wheelchairs, as examples) should consider bringing a companion to provide such assistance and must understand that other travellers, Travel Directors and Trafalgar Staff will not be available for such purpose. • Regrettably, motorized scooters are not allowed on guided holidays. Trafalgar does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention must be sought at a local facility, if available, at the guest’s expense. Trafalgar is not responsible or liable for losses or costs incurred due to unavailability of medical services, or medical services obtained while on holiday, or for the quality of the care or services received. Some guided holidays include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the guided holiday, Trafalgar may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities which Trafalgar does not control. Trafalgar cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for guests travelling on international guided holidays. Many Optional Excursions are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Trafalgar. These are not part of the package holiday provided by us. Your contract will be with the operator of the excursion. We are not responsible for providing of the excursion, or anything that happens during the excursion. Some excursions involve outdoor activities and/or can be physically demanding. You must make your own decisions about excursions and participate only in activities that suit your physical ability. We recommend you check whether any insurance you have also includes your participation in adventure activities you may undertake. Trafalgar may, in its sole discretion, decline booking any guest or remove any guest who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Trafalgar’s terms and conditions. When you make a booking, you accept responsibility for the proper conduct of all members of your party during your stay. We reserve the right at any time to terminate the travel arrangements and/or cease to deal with any party member(s) whose behaviour is, in the reasonable opinion of us or our suppliers, may cause danger, upset, disruption or distress to anyone else or damage to property. Full cancellation charges will apply and no refund will be made. We shall have no obligation to pay compensation or meet any costs or expenses (including but not limited to alternative accommodation and return transportation arrangements) guest may incur as a result of the travel arrangements being terminated. If you damage the accommodation in which you are staying or any property, you must reimburse the accommodation provider or property owner concerned for the cost of the damage before the end of your stay if the cost has been established by then or as soon as it has been established if later. You must indemnify us for the full amount of any claim (also including legal costs) made against us. Criminal proceedings may be instigated. Trafalgar is not responsible for any costs incurred concerning a guest removed from a guided

holiday or aircraft, ship or train. Guests agree not to hold Trafalgar or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms and conditions. Young Traveller Discount: The young traveller must be under 18 years old on the holiday departure date, and must be accompanied by an adult, sharing a twin room. The Young Traveller must be the specified age at the time of travel to be eligible for the applicable discount and is limited to one Young Traveller discount per room. This discount cannot be combined with our Travel With Family and Friends Discount. Please see ’Sensational Savings’ for details. Itinerary Variations: Trafalgar strives to improve guided holiday itineraries, services and features. If improvements can be made, or if circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods multiple departures may operate, sometimes in reverse order; hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages. On guided holidays which include cruises, the ship may be changed for operational reasons. Departures in early and late season are potentially operated in cool weather conditions. As a result, itinerary variations may occur. Certain activities may not be precisely as described or may not be available due to seasonality or weather conditions. We try to notify you or your travel agent of changes. If your enjoyment may be diminished by such limitations, please check with us or your Travel Agent before making a reservation. Holidays & Changes: During local or national holidays, certain facilities such as museums, sightseeing trips and shopping may be limited or unavailable. In such instances itinerary changes are made by Trafalgar seeking to reduce inconvenience to guests. Such changes are deemed not to be a major change to the itinerary, and no compensation will be payable to guests. Holidays, closing days and other circumstances may necessitate a change of the day of the week for scheduled highlight dinners, sightseeing or other activities. If, you feel your enjoyment might be diminished by any of these circumstances please check with the respective national tourist office before selecting a specific departure date. Extended stays: If you arranged with us to remain at a destination before or after your guided holiday, your stay will be at your sole expense as is the transfer to either the hotel or airport. Please see the ‘Extend Your Stay in Gateway Cities’ section for a list of pre and post guided holiday accommodation. Space is limited and if available is for up to three nights before and/or after each guided holiday. Breakfast and luggage handling is not included unless otherwise noted. Trafalgar does not provide complimentary transfers for guests booking pre-and post-night accommodations. However, inexpensive airport transfers can be purchased from Trafalgar. If your extra night accommodation is not the hotel where your guided holiday begins or ends, you will be responsible for your transfer arrangements at your own expense. For your comfort: Trafalgar operates a daily seat rotation system and enforces a strict no smoking and no alcohol policy on board motorcoaches. Regular comfort stops are made on travelling days. Many hotels, restaurants, trains, cruises and other venues are 100% smoke free. Guided Holiday Cancellation: Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any guided holiday departure in any circumstances, including in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made by Trafalgar any time prior to departure date of the guided holiday except when you failed to pay the final balance on time, Trafalgar will either refund the amount received for the guided holiday booking, or offer a comparable holiday if available. (Trafalgar will refund any difference in price if the alternative is of a lower price however, the Guest will be responsible for additional costs if the alternative is priced higher.) Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations and is not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on other travel arrangements including air tickets. Travel Insurance: Trafalgar recommends that all guests purchase comprehensive Travel Insurance. Certain countries have a requirement for foreign visitors to have valid medical insurance on entry. Trafalgar cannot be held responsible for denied entry if a guest is unable to provide details to authorities of insurance or denial of entry for any reason. Disclaimer of Warranties: The Operator warrants only that the services shall be generally, though in view of the vagaries of travel, not necessarily precisely, as described, and subject to changes and the other terms and conditions herein. All other warranties, express and implied, including warranties of fitness for a specific purpose and merchantability are expressly excluded. There is no warranty that extends beyond the description of the face hereof. RESPONSIBILITY Complete Agreement: These booking conditions together with terms expressly incorporated into this contract represent the entire agreement between the parties. Changes: The Operator shall be responsible to the guest for supplying the services and accommodations described in this brochure, except where they cannot be supplied or the itinerary is changed due to delays or other causes of whatever kind or nature beyond the Operator’s control. In such circumstances, the Operator will seek to supply comparable services, accommodations and itineraries and there shall be no refund in these circumstances. Disclaimer of Liability: Neither the Operator nor its agents or affiliated entities shall be responsible or liable for cancellations, acts of other service providers, diversions or substitution of equipment or any act, variation, postponement, omission or default by air carriers, land carriers, hoteliers or hotels, transportation companies, or any other persons providing services or accommodations to guests including any results thereof, such as changes in services, accommodations or facilities. Nor shall they be liable for loss or damage to baggage or property, or for injury, illness or death, or for any damages or claims whatsoever arising from loss, negligence or delay from the act, error, omission default or negligence of any person not its direct employee or under its exclusive control, including any act, error, omission, default, or negligence of any country, government or governmental authority, officer or employee. Trafalgar shall not be liable for indirect, special or consequential damages. All baggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the guided holiday participant. Trafalgar recommends that guest obtain baggage insurance. After return at the end of the guided holiday, if lost articles are found and returned to the owner, a service fee will be charged. The Travel Directors, carriers, hotels and other suppliers who provide services on guided holiday are independent contractors; they are not agents, employees or servants of the Operator or its associated companies. All certificates and other travel documents for services issued by the Operator are subject to the terms and conditions specified by the carriers and suppliers and to the laws of the countries in which the services are supplied. Carriage by sea is subject to the Carrier’s Conditions of Carriage which are expressly incorporated into this contract, copies of which are available upon request. The Operator is not responsible for any criminal or other conduct by third parties, whether criminal, intentional, grossly negligent, negligent or otherwise. Safety: Where the guest occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the Operator nor its agents or co-operating organisations or service providers will be liable for any injury, illness or death or for any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of such an accident or incident. This exclusion and limitation of liability shall not be used to imply that the Operator or its agents or affiliated entities are liable in other circumstances. International Treaties: Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time guests are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international convention which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal

Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all the benefits of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay to guests and luggage. Enrolment in and payment for a guided holiday shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the guest of the terms and conditions in this brochure. These cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd.Limited Role: Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd is only responsible for the services of reservations and ticketing. It does not accept any responsibility or liability for any of the acts, omissions or defaults, whether negligent or otherwise, of any of the companies of the Trafalgar group of companies. All matters arising in relation to the services provided by Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd, but not in respect of other things, are subject to the law of the state of New South Wales. Errors and Omissions: In the case of computer or human billing errors, we reserve the right to re-invoice participants with correct billing. We try to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of printing. However Trafalgar shall not be held responsible for printing or typographic errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. Airline(s) do not by virtue of being referred to in this brochure represent itself or themselves as contracting with or as having any legal relationship with any purchaser of a holiday from Trafalgar. All bookings made with any provider of transport, facilities, meals, other goods or of any services are subject to terms and conditions imposed by them in relation to matters not covered particularly and expressly by our agreement with the above mentioned Operator. If you decide you do not want to visit a country or part of a country you intended to visit due to any law, condition or requirement of any government or government authority, official, servant or agent, you are responsible for any costs, expenses, charges, fees, losses or damage incurred, and any cancellation or amendment fees. None of the companies in the Trafalgar group of companies, or any of their servants or agents, accept responsibility or liability for your acts, omissions, defaults, conduct, state of health, condition or circumstances. COMPLAINT PROCEDURES & CONSUMER PROTECTION Complaint Procedure: If you have a problem during your holiday please inform Trafalgar’s Travel Director/Local Representative immediately, who will try to put things right. If the matter was not resolved locally, please write to Trafalgar’s Customer Services Department at the address below it is important that you provide us the information quickly. Please quote your booking reference number and all relevant information. Failure to follow this procedure may delay or deny us the opportunity to investigate and rectify the problem, which may affect the way your complaint is dealt with and your rights under this contract. Data Protection: To process your guided holiday booking, Trafalgar will need to use personal information for you and guests in your booking. Personal information may include each guest’s name, address, phone number, email address, passport number, credit/ debit card number and sensitive information such as health, medical, dietary, mobility, religious or other special requirements. This personal information may be passed on to other suppliers of your travel arrangements in addition to public authorities (such as customs and immigration), security and credit checking organizations, and otherwise as required by law. We may need to provide personal information to contractors who provide services to or for us (e.g., sending mail, processing payments, providing marketing assistance). This may involve sending personal information (including sensitive information) to other countries that may not afford the same level of protection of personal information. In making your booking, you consent to your personal data being passed to relevant third parties as set out above. We may also use the personal information you provide us to review and improve the guided holidays and services that we offer, and to contact you (by post, email and/or telephone) about other guided holidays and services offered by Trafalgar that you may be interested in. If you don’t want to receive this information, or if you want a copy of the personal information we hold about you, write to us at Trafalgar, Attn: TRAFALGAR TOURS (AUST) PTY LTD, TRAVEL HOUSE, LEVEL 6, 35 GRAFTON STREET, BONDI JUNCTION, NSW 2022. Trafalgar may charge a fee for supplying you with this information as permitted by law. OTHER CONDITIONS Each guest is required to comply with the terms, conditions, requirements, laws, rules and/or regulations of any service provider, or any country or governmental authority, and shall be liable for any such non-compliance. Booking Arrangements: Your booking arrangements can be made through your Travel Agent, or with us directly. When you make a booking you must be at least 18 years of age at the time of booking. You are guaranteeing that you understand and have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of yourself and all members of your party the terms of these booking conditions. We will deal only with the lead booking name in all subsequent correspondence and dealings. You are responsible for making all payments due, ensuring the accuracy of all personal details and other information supplied in respect of yourself and your party, notifying us of any changes or cancellations and for receiving correspondence and keeping your party informed. Additional Optional Excursions: With Trafalgar, you will enjoy many famous highlights as included features on your guided holiday, at no extra cost. An exciting array of additional Optional Excursions and Activities may be made available to further enhance your experience. These Excursions and Activities are optional, and are offered at special preferential prices. They can be booked only after you start your guided holiday, as many of them are carefully programmed to coincide with highlights available at the time of your visit. A detailed list and cost of these will be included in your travel documentation. You can book and pay for them through your Travel Director, by cash or credit card. Optional excursions may vary due to seasonal conditions and require minimum guest participation. Prices are subject to change without notice. Please also see the relevant section of “Guided Holiday Participation” regarding limitation (exclusion) of our liability for optional excursions operated by independent third party suppliers. TRAFALGAR TOURS (AUST) PTY LTD. (ABN 73 000 717 715) Travel House, Level 6, 35 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction, N.S.W. 2022 Telephone Numbers: SYD Metro area 9657 3333 All other areas 1 300 78 78 78 Fax: (02) 9657 3456 License No: 2TA00 1889 The Trafalgar group of companies has Marketing/Sales/ Administrative offices/agents in: Australia, Canada, China, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand and the USA. For further information visit our website at: www.trafalgar.com This brochure supersedes any other current brochure on the market. 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Trafalgar Tours (Australia) Pty Ltd Free Call: 1300 663 043 (all areas) 35 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction NSW 2022 ABN: 73 000 717 715 Licence No: 2TA00 1899 Travel Agent Reservations Sydney metro: 02 9657 3333 All other areas: 1300 78 78 78

For further information, no one is better qualified to give you expert advice than your Travel Agent!

Trafalgar is a member of the familyowned The Travel Corporation and is renowned and trusted for its outstanding quality, service, value, reliability and financial stability. www.TheTravelCorporation.com

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1st Edition AU, 09 August 2012

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