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EUROPE AND BRITAIN

EXPERT TRAVEL DIRECTORS

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MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK

COSTSAVER OFFERS INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCES AT UNBEATABLE PRICES Travelling to new places is amazing and getting a great deal on your trip is even better. That’s why CostSaver's new pricing system that we call ‘Ready To Go Rate’ let's you lock in the best available price. Simply get online to see the price for the trip of your choice and book.

FreeTime

MeTime

FunTime

Enjoy time to yourself to sit back, relax and soak up the atmosphere.

Indulge your interests and explore what you want to see.

Excite your senses on an adventure packed full of fun.

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VALUE TOURS WITHOUT COMPROMISE

WHAT'S ALWAYS INCLUDED UNBEATABLE TRAVEL TOURS From as little as A$114 per day, enjoy the following inclusions:

• An expertly trained Trafalgar Travel Director

• Breakfast included every day

• Hand-picked 3 and 4 star hotels

• Luxury air-conditioned coach transportation

• A sightseeing tour in all major cities

• P  orterage, hotel tips and local taxes covered whilst on tour

• Local Specialists who bring destinations to life • Itineraries with plenty of free time • CostSaver’s new ‘Ready To Go Rate’ pricing

• Operated by Trafalgar, experts in guided travel • Up to half of all three-course dinners included

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OUR WAYS TO DISCOVER

PANORAMIC EXPERIENCES Travel across Europe and Britain the way you wish; see multiple countries and cultures, or discover as many places as you can in up to 28 days.

REGIONAL EXPERIENCES Really get to know a destination, stay longer and experience the must-see sights.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS ABOUT COSTSAVER

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Operated by the Industry Leaders Hassle-Free Travel Friends with Good Taste Experience the Edinburgh Tattoo The Best Way To Travel With the Best in the Business Sustainable Travel TTC Family of Brands Savings and Discounts Booking Conditions European Hotel Deals Stay on in London and Stopovers in Asia Your Travel Essentials: Airport Transfers, Group Travel, MyTrafalgar and Gold Seal Travel Protection

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PANORAMIC EXPERIENCES EUROPEAN PANORAMA TOURS Glimpse of Europe London to Rome Highlights European Delight European Experience European Adventures European Accent European Impressions European Cavalcade European Heritage European Discoverer with 3 day Aegean Cruise Option

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REGIONAL EXPERIENCES ITALY AND SICILY Jewels of Italy Highlights of the Italian Lakes Highlights of Sicily Italian Scene Splendours of Italy

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FRANCE, SPAIN, PORTUGAL AND MOROCCO Spanish Experience Iberian Explorer Highlights of Spain Morocco and Portugal Jewels of France including Normandy Highlights of France

GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND Irish Wonder Britain and Ireland Delight England and Scotland Heritage Britain and Ireland Experience Britain and Ireland Explorer

CENTRAL, EASTERN AND NORTHERN EUROPE

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PHIG Highlights of Poland CCOX Imperial Highlights CHNE Highlights of Bohemia Highlights of St.Petersburg SPMW and Moscow NEW SCOS Cossack Explorer Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina HCBH SCHI Highlights of Scandinavia

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EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN Highlights of Greece with 3 day Aegean Cruise NEW Greek Island Explorer Wonders of Turkey

Proudly using 100% recycled paper for the body of all our brochures See pages 16 for more information

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OPERATED BY THE INDUSTRY LEADERS

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CostSaver is operated by Trafalgar, experts in guided travel and the industry leader with over 70 years of experience. This means that we have the best of both worlds; expertise and unbeatable prices.

EXPERT TRAVEL DIRECTORS Trained by Trafalgar, our Travel Directors go above and beyond to provide you with an unforgettable holiday experience. Fuelled by passion, our Travel Directors make every holiday unforgettable.

HIGHLY RATED ITINERARIES Our guests love our trips so much that they gave us an outstanding 4.5 out of 5 stars on the independent review site, Feefo. Take a look at costsavertour.com

UNBEATABLE VALUE As part of the TTC family, our buying power means that we can secure great prices with our suppliers and pass the savings straight on to you, giving you more bang for your buck.

REAL TIME ONLINE PRICING We regularly update our prices on our website. Secure the rate on your chosen trip by simply booking your next experience on costsavertour.com

Our travel director was outstanding. She seemed to know everything and everywhere, and got us to the best places at the best times. BRENT, FROM USA, 2017

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HASSLE-FREE

TRAVEL

In all of our travels, we have never found another company that makes travel so simple, easy and memorable while remaining affordable. Thank you. DARRYL, FROM USA, 2017

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CostSaver enables you to enjoy hassle-free travel at an unbeatable price.

EVERYTHING TAKEN CARE OF It’s so easy; show up, relax and enjoy your holiday. No need to wait in long lines or carry heavy suitcases, we do it all for you. CostSaver lets you truly enjoy the journey.

IDEAL HOTELS Every CostSaver hotel is carefully picked to showcase the best of the destination you’re in, and our Quality Control team ensures that our high standards are maintained.

YOUR OWN TRAVEL BUDDY Think of your Travel Director as your friend and your travelling concierge. They know each place like the back of their hand and they’re passionate about taking you to the heart of it.

DELICIOUS DINING With CostSaver, all breakfasts and up to half of your evening meals are included, leaving plenty of free time for you to dine independently and make the most of your Travel Director’s local knowledge.

LUXURY COACHES Our air-conditioned coaches are the best in the industry and equipped with on-board WiFi, so sit back, relax and enjoy your CostSaver journey.

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES Delve deeper on our Optional Experiences, each one designed to complement the core itinerary and showcase the destination.

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FRIENDS WITH GOOD TASTE

NEW FRIENDS NEW FLAVOURS Exploring and sharing local delicacies with newfound friends is an essential part of travel. We carefully plan your itinerary to give you plenty of time to discover and enjoy the local flavours.

Your Travel Director knows all the best spots for authentic bites and will happily share these secrets with you. Savour fresh-caught seafood in Scandinavia, an authentic Penne a l’arrabiatta in Italy or a spicy tagine in Morocco; embrace regional recipes in every destination. Plus, breakfast is included, so you can get off to a good start every day.

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Soak up Prague’s panorama from the rooftop of Hotel International.

HAND-PICKED HOTELS Our buying power and connections mean we can give you unrivalled value at top hotels across Europe and Britain.

THE RIGHT HOTELS

TRUSTED BRANDS

OUR QUALITY GUARANTEE

Every hotel is hand-picked for its quality, location and access to transportation, so you’re in the best possible position to enjoy the destination. There’s no need to worry about baggage transfers or hotel tips on your trip either, it’s all included.

Courtyard by Marriott, Holiday Inn and Mercure are just a few of the well-known hotel chains that we work with, each of which is assessed on an annual basis.

Your hotels are listed in the itinerary pages and our dedicated Quality Control team keeps a close eye on every property to ensure that our high standards are maintained.

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EXPERIENCE THE EDINBURGH TATTOO

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CostSaver invites you to experience the amazing Edinburgh Tattoo: an annual event steeped in tradition and cherished by locals and visitors alike.

UNBEATABLE EXPERIENCES UNBEATABLE PRICES CostSaver is giving you the chance to enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, the Tattoo has about 220,000 visitors each year, many coming from all over the world. This sell-out event is the pinnacle of Scottish festivals and on a CostSaver trip, you can be at the heart of it.

PART OF THE HISTORY OF THE MUSICAL TATTOO The Edinburgh Tattoo first took place in 1950 and has gone from strength to strength, incorporating a wider variety of international military bands and musicians with each year. Be part of this traditional festival, soak up the atmosphere and relax to the display of music and dance from around the world.

To experience the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo firsthand, see England and Scotland Heritage, Britain and Ireland Experience and Britain and Ireland Explorer on pages 66-71.

I was blown away by this wonderful experience. Friendly people, beautiful scenery and full of history. KIM, FROM USA, 2016

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THE BEST

WAY TO TRAVEL Check out the incredible value of a 15-day trip enjoyed the CostSaver way versus travelling solo.

OUR 15-DAY EUROPEAN IMPRESSIONS TRIP

VS.

15-DAY INDEPENDENT TRIP

A$1417 + tips

INCLUDED Quality, hand-picked hotels with all tips taken care of.

Spend time researching and booking hotels.

Hotels A$480 + tips

INCLUDED Travel director to show you the must-see sights and Local Specialists in certain cities.

Pay more and with no guides to help, you will be waiting in line for hours at sights.

Sightseeing INVALUABLE + tips

INCLUDED Expert Travel Directors from leading guided holiday operator Trafalgar.

Spend time researching sights, getting directions and booking entry tickets.

Travel Directors A$2122 + tips and parking

INCLUDED Luxury air-conditioned coaches with on-board WiFi and all fuel, toll charges and parking included.

Paying for car hire and fuel. Navigating foreign roads, tolls, barriers, highways and traffic.

Transport

†A$3075

A$4019

Total per person †Based on 27 May 2018 departure

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WITH THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS Unbeatable value, hassle-free and satisfied guests.

A PERFECTLY BALANCED HOLIDAY Enjoy the perfect balance between visiting all the must-see sights and having free time, me time and fun time.

FROM THE INDUSTRY LEADERS Benefit from our 71 years of knowledge and expertise from the world’s leading guided holiday operator, Trafalgar.

WITH A PASSION FOR TRAVEL Our love of travel runs deep and is at the heart of everything we do, driving us to deliver the perfect holiday at the best value, every time.

GENUINE, UNEDITED REVIEWS We believe so deeply in our tours that we actively share real, uncurated and unedited reviews from our guests at costsavertour.com

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SUSTAINABLE

TRAVEL

THE TREADRIGHT FOUNDATION

GIANT’S CAUSEWAY

WE TRAVEL BY COACH

CostSaver and Trafalgar are proud founding partners of the Treadright Foundation which ensures that the environment and communities that we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. Supporting over 40 projects worldwide, with leaders such as Céline Cousteau and Costas Christ, Treadright’s guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism through conservation, leadership and support for communities.

Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stirs the imagination and attracts visitors from all over the world to see its ancient and unique basalt columns. After the loss of the visitor centre to a devastating fire in 2000, the UK National Trust worked alongside the Treadright Foundation to develop a new, world-class, sustainable visitor centre, improving the trails and preserving this iconic site for everyone to enjoy; enhancing the visitor experience through conservation.

Coach travel has been proven to have substantial environmental benefits; with a reduction in congestion and fewer greenhouse gases emitted per passenger than transportation by train or car.

CARBON EMISSIONS GRID* METHOD OF TRAVEL

KG OF CO2 PER PASSENGER KM

Car

0.1883

Air

0.1654

Rail

0.0471

Coach

0.0287

* Source: DEFRA (UK Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) Greenhouse Gas (GHG) conversion factors 2014. Car assumes UK average of 1.5 people/car. Coach assumes average of 36 passengers.

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TTC FAMILY

OF BRANDS

The Travel Corporation (TTC) is a family-owned business spanning four generations with a rich heritage in the travel and hospitality industry.

OUR PASSION FOR YOUR HOLIDAY

OUR EXPERIENCE, YOUR OPPORTUNITY

A COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE

We’ve been living and breathing travel for over seventy years and we continue to evolve and create seamless, authentic travel experiences in every destination.

Our size, scale and expertise means that we pass unbeatable savings directly onto you, delivering holidays for every budget and type of traveller.

Every one of our award winning companies is wholeheartedly committed to delivering excellence in service and industry-leading experiences across the globe.

Visit TTC.com for more information about our family of 30 brands.

BY UNIWORLD

YOUTHFUL ADVENTURES ON THE RIVERS

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SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS

Experience the best holidays, spectacular savings and comprehensive Gold Seal Travel Protection with CostSaver.

WELCOMING BACK PAST GUESTS

Our guests are core to who we are. To thank you for your loyalty, we offer 5% off your next holiday. Let us take you to your destination of choice or visit our sister brands for inspiration: ttc.com/loyalty

TRIPLE SHARE

Save when three of you travel together. If you book a triple room, enjoy discounts for all three guests.

TRAVEL WITH FAMILY OR FRIENDS

More friends? In a group of 5-8, get 5% off per person, which may be combined with other discounts. More than 9 of you? Contact us to ask about even bigger discounts, savings and our free trip policy.

DEFINITE DEPARTURES

We guarantee our trips will depart (weather and other conditions dependent, of course) as soon as enough guests are booked. Look out for the green tick when browsing prices and dates on costsavertour.com

COSTSAVER’S GOLD SEAL ADDITIONAL PROTECTION

CostSaver’s Gold Seal Additional Protection provides coverage for trip cancellations or interruptions due to illness. For peace of mind, see our Gold Seal Additional Protection information on page 99.

YOUNG TRAVELLER

Share the spirit of wanderlust with younger members of the family. On many trips, young travellers (5 -17 years old) enjoy up to 10% off when accompanying an adult.

General Conditions: Discounts only apply to the land portion of your holiday and are not applicable with extra nights’ accommodation, optional extensions, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, surcharges and airport transfers. Sometimes more than one discount can apply. Past guest savings are available after your initial trip is completed. Savings limited to one per trip and applied to the higher priced of two trips if you book two at once. Book two or more trips applies to holidays that are seven days or longer and booked simultaneously, savings are applied to the shortest trips and not available on our Eastern Mediterranen trips with cruises. Groups not available on our Greek Island Explorer trip. Young travellers limited to one discount per room and not available on our Eastern Mediterranen trips with cruises.

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SOLO TRAVELLER

Solo travellers have different tastes. Some choose to save by sharing a room with a fellow solo traveller (see Shared Rooming), others opt for the privacy of a single room and gladly cover related single supplements.

SHARED ROOMING

Save by pairing up with a fellow traveller (of the same gender) in a non-smoking, twin room. Pay for a twin room only, with no single supplement. If we can’t pair you up, stay in a single room at no extra cost.

BOOK TWO OR MORE TRIPS

How about booking two or more trips and saving up to 2.5%? The more trips you book, the more you save. If they’re seven days or longer and you book multiple trips for your holiday, we offer you greater savings.

YOUR AIRFARE DEPOSIT PROTECTION

Life happens. If you are forced to cancel your booking, instead of losing your deposit, we will keep it as a credit. We’ll honour this amount on any future trip, for up to five years.

Young Travellers must be aged 5 -17 at time of travel. Triple rooms are suitable for two adults and one child (three adults may find rooms too small as they often have one double and one foldaway bed and limited suitcase space). Triple rooms are limited on cruises and not available on all trips. Shared rooming is not applicable on our Greek Island Explorer trip. Holidays have a limited number of single rooms. Deposit protection travel credits can only be redeemed once per person and a limit of one trip credit applies. Does not apply if you previously received a full refund. We reserve the right to validate past booking status. If for any reason you do not travel, this credit remains for future use for five years.

Save time and hassle by letting us book your flight. Rest assured we work with leading airlines to get you the right flight at the right price. Book early for a chance at the best rates! FOR OUR LATEST OFFERS VISIT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM OR YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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200

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Glimpse of Europe

Memorable Highlights • Dover See the White Cliffs • Amsterdam Orientation includes the historic city centre • Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine • Cologne View the Gothic Cathedral • Black Forest See this picturesque region • Schaffhausen View the mighty Rhine Falls

ENGLAND

1 AMSTERDAM

LONDON

• Lucerne Orientation including views of the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge • Paris View the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower on your sightseeing tour

THE NETHERLANDS

GERMANY

Dover

Cologne

Calais

FERRY

RHINE CRUISE

Boppard St. Goar

RHINELAND 1 PARIS 2

BELGIUM

Black Forest Schaffhausen

FRANCE

LUCERNE REGION 2

SWITZERLAND

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Glimpse of Europe

CostSaver European Panorama

7 Days – 6 Countries From: A$1395

(per person twin share)

Start: London - End: London

Day 1 | London - Amsterdam This morning see the White Cliffs of Dover as you cross the channel to continental Europe. Travel through Belgium and into The Netherlands where you will pass by windmills en route to the lively city of Amsterdam. Perhaps take the opportunity to explore the city further by taking a canal cruise in a glass-covered boat to enjoy views of the gabled houses. Hotel: Ibis Schiphol

region with views of the extensive vineyards. Continue past the rolling farmland of the Auxerre region before arriving in Paris. Tonight perhaps take the opportunity to get to know the city on a stunning tour of Paris by Night Optional Experience? (BB) Hotel: Novotel Pont de Sevres Day 6 | Paris Orientation and Free Time This morning your orientation introduces you to this exquisitely planned city with views of the Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. This evening why not sample Parisian nightlife at a cabaret show? (BB)

Day 2 | Amsterdam - Cologne Rhine Cruise - Rhineland This morning travel through the Dutch countryside before crossing into Germany. Stop to view the spectacular Gothic Cathedral in Cologne before arriving in 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. Learn about the legends associated with this stretch of the river including that of the famous Lorelei Rock near St. Goar. Finally continue to your hotel where you dine tonight. (BB, D) Hotel: Achat Premium/Weinstrasse

Day 7 | Paris - London Traverse northern France past WWI battlefields. Cross the English Channel to Dover and continue your journey to London where you say goodbye to your fellow travellers and Travel Director at the end of a memorable holiday. (BB)

Day 3 | Rhineland - Black Forest - Rhine Falls - Lucerne Region (2 Nights) 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. (BB, D) Hotel: Krone Giswil 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. Cross the wooden Chapel Bridge over the River Reuss and view the onion-domed Jesuit Church. This afternoon consider an Optional Experience to a Swiss folklore show which will highlight many Swiss traditions including yodelling and alpine horn playing. Later there is a chance to 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)

WANT MORE INCLUDED? Have you seen Trafalgar’s similar ‘European Highlights’? This trip includes exclusive Insider Experiences, more meals and upgraded hotels – visit trafalgar.com

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WHEN YOU CAN GO Start End

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April Mon 09 Mon 16 Mon 23 Mon 30

Sun 15 Sun 22 Sun 29 Sun 06

August Mon 06 Mon 13 Mon 20 Mon 27

May Mon 07 Mon 14 Mon 21 Mon 28

Sun 13 Sun 20 Sun 27 Sun 03

September Mon 03 Sun 09 Sun 16 Mon 10 Mon 17 Sun 23 Sun 30 Mon 24

June Mon 04 Mon 11 Mon 18 Mon 25

Sun 10 Sun 17 Sun 24 Sun 01

July Mon 02 Mon 09 Mon 16 Mon 23 Mon 30

Sun 08 Sun 15 Sun 22 Sun 29 Sun 05

Sun 12 Sun 19 Sun 26 Sun 02

October Mon 01 Mon 08

Sun 07 Sun 14

AND DISCOUNTS

The quality of our tour guide, Kyle Olsen, with his historical knowledge, his friendly manner and obliging attitude was amazing. Combined with a skillful coach driver the outcome was perfection. JOHN, SYDNEY 2016

Past guest discount

SAVE up to A$80

Multiple trip discount

SAVE up to A$40

Young traveller discount Triple room discount

SAVE A$150 SAVE A$10 p.p.

WHATS INCLUDED ON YOUR TOUR

11 Unbeatable Features* 6 Buffet breakfasts 2 Three course dinners

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS

Your London Hotel: Ibis Earls Court For rates and full details please see page 96. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through CostSaver. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$85 per person. WiFi: See page 92 for details. For CostSaver’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95.

* Get the best available price on this trip with our new Ready To Go rate. For up to date prices, availability, optional experiences and all Unbeatable Features visit

Image: Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France

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YOUR SAVINGS

Day 5 | Lucerne Region - 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. Then cross through part of the renowned wine producing Burgundy TO GO

Trip code:

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KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner

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London to Rome Highlights

Memorable Highlights • Dover See the White Cliffs • Paris Sightseeing includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower • 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 glassblowing workshop • Florence See Piazza St. Croce

ENGLAND LONDON

Dover Calais FERRY

Somme Battlefields

PARIS 2

• Rome Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the Colosseum, see the ancient sites and visit St. Peter’s Basilica

LUCERNE REGION 1

SWITZERLAND

FRANCE

VENICE 1

ITALY

1 FLORENCE

2 ROME

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London to Rome Highlights

CostSaver European Panorama

8 Days – 5 Countries From: A$1675

(per person twin share)

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. Consider a cruise along the Seine in a glass-topped boat. Hotel: Novotel 14 Porte d’Orleans

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)

Day 2 | Paris Orientation and Free Time Your morning guided orientation covers many of the city’s highlights including views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Spend the afternoon as you wish. You might like to round off your Parisian adventure this evening with a spectacular cabaret show. (BB)

Have you seen Trafalgar’s similar ‘European Traveller’? This trip includes exclusive Insider Experiences, more meals and upgraded hotels – visit trafalgar.com

WANT MORE INCLUDED?

Day 3 | Paris - Lucerne Region Today drive through the Burgundy region where vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see. Pass the fortified town of Belfort and arrive in lakeside Lucerne. Take in views of the 14th century Chapel Bridge and visit the Lion Monument during your orientation tour. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Krone Giswil Day 4 | Lucerne Region - Venice Traverse the Alps into Italy via the scenic St. Gotthard route and catch a glimpse of Lake Como. Skirt the sprawling commercial capital, Milan, arriving later in the region of Venice, a historically wealthy city built across 118 islands in a marshy lagoon. (BB, D) Hotel: Ill Burchiello Day 5 | Venice Orientation - 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 glassblowing workshop. Afterwards you might like to take an Optional Experience to Burano Island for a delightful lunch. Cross the Apennine Mountains, arriving later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. (BB) Hotel: Starhotels Vespucci 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: Ergife Palace

Our Travel Director Bernie made the trip so much better than I could ever have expected. I thought we would see the places but his knowledge of history and the culture and his sense of humour exceeded any expectations I could have for a Travel Director. He was informative, he helped people who had a specific interest. He was incredibly organised which made it really easy to travel.

Start: London - End: Rome Trip code:

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DEPARTURES

WHEN YOU CAN GO Start End

Start End

April Sun 01 Sun 08 Sun 15 Sun 22 Sun 29

Sun 08 Sun 15 Sun 22 Sun 29 Sun 06

August Sun 05 Sun 12 Sun 19 Sun 26

May Sun 06 Sun 13 Sun 20 Sun 27

Sun 13 Sun 20 Sun 27 Sun 03

June Sun 03 Sun 10 Sun 17 Sun 24

Sun 10 Sun 17 Sun 24 Sun 01

July Sun 01 Sun 08 Sun 15 Sun 22 Sun 29

Sun 08 Sun 15 Sun 22 Sun 29 Sun 05

Sun 12 Sun 19 Sun 26 Sun 02

September Sun 02 Sun 09 Sun 16 Sun 09 Sun 16 Sun 23 Sun 30 Sun 23 Sun 30 Sun 07 October Sun 07 Sun 14 Sun 21

Sun 14 Sun 21 Sun 28

YOUR SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS Past guest discount

SAVE up to A$95

Multiple trip discount

SAVE up to A$47

Young traveller discount Triple room discount

SAVE A$180 SAVE A$60 p.p.

WHATS INCLUDED ON YOUR TOUR

NICOLE, USA 2017

12 Unbeatable Features* 7 Buffet breakfasts 3 Three course dinners

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS

Day 7 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Specialist takes you on a guided visit of St. Peter’s Basilica, believed to enclose the tomb of St. Peter. Consider taking an Optional Experience to visit inside the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. Your fascinating guided sightseeing tour continues across the River Tiber to view the Colosseum and see the ancient sites of Rome. Spend free time afterwards exploring on your own. Shop in smart boutiques on the Via Ottaviano or throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain. (BB, D)

Your London Hotel: Hilton Olympia For rates and full details please see page 96. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through CostSaver. Airport transfers: Transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 09.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$97 per person. WiFi: See page 92 for details. For CostSaver’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95.

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Memorable Highlights • Dover See the White Cliffs • Paris Sightseeing includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower • Lucerne Orientation includes the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge

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• Liechtenstein Visit the capital, Vaduz • Innsbruck View the Golden Roof and Hofburg • Salzburg Visit the Baroque town of Mozart’s birth • Vienna Sightseeing with your Local Specialist features the Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and the Imperial Boulevards

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• Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop • Florence Panoramic views of the city from Piazzale  Michelangelo

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Day 1 | London - Paris (2 Nights) Meet your Travel Director and embark on your journey. See the White Cliffs of Dover as you board the ferry and cross to Calais, France. Travel past the battlefields of the Somme to the glittering capital, Paris, your home for the next 2 nights. Hotel: Novotel 14 Porte d’Orleans Day 2 | Paris Orientation and Free Time This morning enjoy views of the Eiffel Tower, Champs Élysées and Arc de Triomphe during your orientation. Spend free time exploring the banks of the Seine. This evening you might like to experience a world-famous cabaret show. (BB) Day 3 | Paris - Lucerne Region 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: Burestadl Day 4 | Lucerne Region - Liechtenstein - Innsbruck (2 Nights) Cross the Swiss border to Liechtenstein for a brief stop in the capital, Vaduz. Continue into Austria to the historical city of Innsbruck which is also the capital of the Tyrol. View the famous Golden Roof and Hofburg Palace. (BB, D) Hotel: Dollinger Day 5 | Innsbruck Free Day Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore this mountain ringed resort town, or join an Optional Experience offered by your Travel Director. Tonight you might like to experience a lively evening of entertainment, folklore and fun. (BB, D) Day 6 | Innsbruck - Salzburg - Vienna (2 Nights) Travel to Salzburg where you see Mozart’s birthplace as well as locations from the Sound of Music film. Arrive later in the imperial city of Vienna, your home for the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Fourside City Centre Day 7 | Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Specialist 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 8 | Vienna - Venice 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, known as the ‘Queen of the Adriatic’. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Il Burchiello

Basilica. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop. You may consider an Optional Experience to Burano Island for a delightful lunch. Cross the Apennine Mountains, arriving later to your hotel near Florence, birthplace of the renaissance. Enjoy dinner at your hotel tonight. (BB, D) Hotel: Starhotels Vespucci Day 10 | Florence Orientation - 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: Ergife Palace Day 11 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Specialist takes you on an insightful sightseeing tour. When there is no Papal Mass, visit St. Peter’s Basilica and admire Michelangelo’s Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. Alternatively, enjoy being in Rome to witness the Pope addressing the gathering crowds with St. Peter’s as a backdrop. Your guided tour continues across the Tiber where you view the mighty Colosseum, see Circus Maximus and the ancient sites of Rome. Spend time afterwards seeing more sights or shopping for souvenirs. (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)

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The itinerary was well thought out, optional excursions were superb and the hidden gems were a pleasant surprise!

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12 Unbeatable Features* 11 Buffet breakfasts 5 Three course dinners

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS

Your London Hotel: Hilton Olympia For rates and full details please see page 96. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through CostSaver. Airport transfers: Transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 07.00am and 09.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$134 per person. WiFi: See page 92 for details. For CostSaver’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95.

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• Dover See the White Cliffs • Amsterdam See the city centre • Cologne View the Gothic cathedral • Rhine Valley Cruise the Rhine • Munich See the Glockenspiel in the Marienplatz and the Hofbräuhaus • Innsbruck View the famous Golden Roof and see the ski-jump • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop • Rome Sightseeing with your Local Specialist. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica. View the Colosseum and see the ancient sites • Florence Enjoy panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo. Admire Florentine leatherwork • Swiss Alps Picture-book scenery • Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument and Old Town

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12 Days – 9 Countries From: A$2250

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Day 1 | London - Amsterdam This morning meet your Travel Director and travelling companions to board your coach and set off from London. Admire the famous White Cliffs in 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. Later arrive in Amsterdam, one of Europe’s friendliest cities. Hotel: Ibis Schiphol/Corendon Village Day 2 | Amsterdam - Cologne - Rhineland Cross into Germany and view Cologne Cathedral, the tallest Roman Catholic cathedral in the world. 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: Achat Premium Walldorf/Reilingen Day 3 | Rhineland - Munich - Innsbruck In Munich admire 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 see the skijump. (BB, D) Hotel: Bon Alpina 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 glassblowing 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) Hotel: Alexander

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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 Day 6 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Specialist 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 to view the Colosseum and see the ancient sites of Rome. Spend the rest of the day as you wish. From the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican Museums to the incredible fountains in Piazza Navona. (BB)

to explore the Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo and Giotto’s Bell Tower. Don’t forget to shop for leather goods and 18-carat gold jewellery. (BB, D) Hotel: Novotel Firenze Nord Day 8 | Florence - Lucerne Region (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) Hotel: Ski Lodge Engelberg Day 9 | Lucerne Orientation and Free Time 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 or perhaps take an Optional Experience up a mountain peak. (BB, D) Day 10 | Lucerne Region - 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 Ivry Quai De Seine Day 11 | Paris Orientation and Free Time See the sights during your orientation with views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Afterwards there is time for you to explore on your own. Tonight is the last evening of your holiday so you might consider a delicious dinner at a cosy bistro. (BB) Day 12 | Paris - London Head north from Paris across WWI 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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Young traveller discount Triple room discount

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11 Unbeatable Features* 11 Buffet breakfasts 4 Three course dinners

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS

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

Your London Hotel: Hilton Olympia/Ibis Earls Court For rates and full details please see page 96. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through CostSaver. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$146 per person.

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Memorable Highlights • Dover See the White Cliffs • Amsterdam See the historic city centre • Cologne View the cathedral • Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine

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• Nuremberg See the medieval town • Prague Walking tour with your Local Specialist includes views of Prague Castle and views of the Charles Bridge

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• Munich View the Olympic Stadium and Marienplatz

• St. Gotthard Drive this scenic alpine route • Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument and view the Chapel Bridge

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• Innsbruck View the Golden Roof and Hofburg • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island

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Day 1 | London - Amsterdam (2 Nights) This morning meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers. 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. This evening consider taking a canal cruise in a glass-topped boat and see the city from a unique perspective. Hotel: Corendon Village Day 2 | Amsterdam Orientation and Free Time This morning in Amsterdam enjoy an orientation of the historic city centre. Afterwards you will have free time to take in one of the fantastic museums that the city has to offer. (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: Holiday Inn Frankfurt-Airport North 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 in the capital, Prague. (BB) Hotel: International Day 5 | Prague Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Specialist brings the history of this city to life during your sightseeing tour. Sights include Prague Castle, the largest ancient castle complex in Europe, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, views of Charles Bridge and the Old Town Square. (BB) 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 Marienplatz, renowned for its musical Glockenspiel. You might like to visit a bierkeller and sample the local brew, for which the city is famous. (BB) Hotel: Leonardo City South Day 7 | Munich - Innsbruck - Venice (2 Nights) Head south towards the mountains and through Austria. Stop in Innsbruck 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 at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Il Burchiello

explore amazing narrow alleyways, historic bridges and canals. Later perhaps take the opportunity to cruise to Burano Island, the most picturesque island in the lagoon, for a delicious meal. (BB) Day 9 | Venice - Lake Lucerne (2 Nights) Traverse the plains of northern Italy and cross the border into Switzerland. Continue along the St. Gotthard route, with its spectacular views. See the chalets dotting the steep hillsides as you approach Lake Lucerne in the heart of central Switzerland. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Jugendstil Paxmontana 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 or consider a Seine cruise. (BB) Hotel: Novotel 14 Porte d’Orleans Day 12 | Paris Orientation and Free Time Paris probably has more recognisable landmarks than any other city in the world. See all the major sights during your orientation including the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. The rest of the day is yours to explore. This evening you might like to celebrate the end of your holiday with a famous Parisian cabaret show. (BB) Day 13 | Paris - London Journey north from Paris across WWI battlefields. 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)

Day 8 | Venice Orientation and Free Time Evidence of Venice’s glorious Byzantine history is all around as you cruise by private launch 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 glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Afterwards you have time to

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11 Unbeatable Features* 12 Buffet breakfasts 4 Three course dinners

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS

Your London Hotel Start: Ibis Earls Court End: Hilton Olympia For rates and full details please see page 96. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through CostSaver. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$158 per person. WiFi: See page 92 for details. For CostSaver’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95.

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Memorable Highlights • Dover See the White Cliffs • Amsterdam See the historic city centre • Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine • Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument and views of the Chapel Bridge • Swiss Alps Scenic St. Gotthard highway • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island • Rome Morning sightseeing with your Local Specialist. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica. View the Colosseum and see the ancient sites of Rome • Florence Panoramic city views from Piazzale Michelangelo. See Piazza Santa Croce • Pisa View the Leaning Tower

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• Lyon Orientation of this UNESCO World Heritage • Paris Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour including views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower

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Day 1 | London - Amsterdam Greetings from your Travel Director as you leave London and drive through Kent. See the famous White Cliffs of Dover as you cross by ferry to Calais, France. Continue by coach through Belgium to The Netherlands. In Amsterdam enjoy an orientation of the historic city centre. Tonight consider a canal cruise in a glass-topped boat – it’s a great way to see the city. Hotel: Ibis Schiphol 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 at your Rhineland hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Achat Plaza Karlsruhe 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: Burestadl Day 4 | Lake 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 Lake Como to the magical city of Venice. (BB, D) Hotel: Il Burchiello Day 5 | Venice Orientation and Free Time Cruise along Venice’s Giudecca canal 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 glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. (BB) Day 6 | Venice - Rome (2 Nights) Cross the Veneto plains and drive over the Apennine Mountains. Continue through Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio to Rome – the Eternal City. (BB) Hotel: Raganelli Day 7 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time This morning consider an Optional Experience to the Sistine Chapel featuring Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoed ceiling, considered to be his crowning achievement. Then your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour starting with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica. View the Colosseum and see the ancient sites of Rome. Spend the rest of the day exploring on your own. (BB)

Day 9 | Florence - Pisa - Monaco - Cannes (2 Nights) View the Leaning Tower in the Square of Miracles. Follow the Italian coast to the stunning French Riviera and enjoy amazing views of the harbour and the palace in Monaco. Then continue to glittering Cannes, famed for its film festival. (BB, D) Hotel: Appart’City Confort Day 10 | Cannes Free Time Enjoy free time in Cannes to explore or relax on the beach and consider a swim in the Mediterranean Sea. (BB) Day 11 | Cannes - Avignon - Lyon 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 to Lyon, the third-largest city in France located in the Rhône-Alpes region. Due to its historical and architectural landmarks this city has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (BB) Hotel: Campanile Centre Berges Du Rhone Day 12 | Lyon - Versailles - Paris (2 Nights) This morning travel north through scenic countryside. Stop in Versailles and consider a visit to the magnificent Palace and Gardens of Versailles before arriving in the elegant, romantic capital city of Paris. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Ivry Quai De Seine Day 13 | Paris Orientation and Free Time Your morning orientation includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Later consider an excursion to explore Notre Dame and the Latin Quarter. You might like to finish your evening with a cabaret show, for which Paris is famous. (BB) Day 14 | Paris - London From Paris drive north across the battlefields of World War l. 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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YOUR SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS Past guest discount

SAVE up to A$143

Multiple trip discount Young traveller discount Triple room discount

SAVE up to A$71 SAVE A$280 SAVE A$90 p.p.

WHATS INCLUDED ON YOUR TOUR

11 Unbeatable Features* 13 Buffet breakfasts 4 Three course dinners

FINER DETAILS

Your London Hotel: Hilton Olympia For rates and full details please see page 96. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotels providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through CostSaver. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$170 per person. WiFi: See page 92 for details. For CostSaver’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95.

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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 della 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) Hotel: Wall Art

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European Impressions

Memorable Highlights • Dover See the White Cliffs • Amsterdam See the historic city centre • Cologne View the Gothic cathedral • Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine • Innsbruck View the Golden Roof and the Hofburg Palace • Salzburg Visit the Baroque town of Mozart’s birth

THE NETHERLANDS

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• Vienna Sightseeing with your Local Specialist features the Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and the Imperial Boulevards

1 AMSTERDAM

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• Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island • Rome Morning sightseeing with your Local Specialist. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica. View the Colosseum and see the ancient sites • Florence Panoramic city views from Piazzale Michelangelo. See Piazza Santa Croce • Lugano See this magnificent Swiss lake

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Dover Calais

Cologne

Boppard St. Goar

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• Lucerne Orientation includes the Lion Monument and the Old Town

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15 Days – 9 Countries From: A$2695

(per person twin share)

Start: London - End: London

Day 1 | London - Amsterdam Greetings from your Travel Director. See the White Cliffs as you board a ferry at Dover and cross to France. On arrival in Amsterdam enjoy an orientation of the historic city centre. Later you might like to take a canal cruise in a glasscovered boat – it’s a great way to see the city. Hotel: Ibis Schiphol

Day 9 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Specialist takes you inside St. Peter’s Basilica where you see Michelangelo’s Pietà. Your sightseeing tour continues across the Tiber where you will view the Colosseum and see the ancient sites of Rome. In your free time visit the magnificent Sistine Chapel or relax at a pavement café. (BB)

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: Achat Premium Neustadt/Weinstrasse

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 della Signoria, the Duomo and Giotto’s Bell Tower. Don’t forget to shop for high-quality leather goods and 18-carat gold jewellery. (BB) Hotel: Starhotels Vespucci

Day 3 | Rhineland - Fern Pass - Innsbruck Head south into the region of Bavaria. Glimpse Neuschwanstein Castle built by King Ludwig II, before taking the scenic Fern Pass into Austria. In the Tyrolean capital, Innsbruck, see the sights including the Golden Roof and St. Jakob’s cathedral. (BB, D) Hotel: Alphotel Day 4 | Innsbruck - Salzburg - Vienna (2 Nights) Explore the splendours of Salzburg, renowned for the city’s most famous son Mozart and film location for ‘The Sound of Music’. Your scenic journey continues towards the River Danube, arriving later in the elegant city of Vienna. (BB) Hotel: Senator Day 5 | Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Specialist 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 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: Best Western Plus Quid Day 7 | Venice Orientation and Free Time Discover this 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 craft at a glassblowing 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: Pinewood

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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. This afternoon consider an Optional Experience up a nearby mountain for breathtaking views. (BB, D) Day 13 | Lucerne Region - Paris (2 Nights) Travel west across the French border, and through the Burgundy wine region, with views of the vineyards. Arrive later in the capital Paris. (BB) Hotel: Mercure La Defense Day 14 | Paris Orientation and Free Time This morning see the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower and more on your orientation. Stroll along the banks of the Seine or visit one of the city’s world-class museums. Tonight why not celebrate the end of your journey with a traditional Parisian cabaret? (BB) 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)

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Day 11 | Florence - Lucerne Region (2 Nights) Leave Italy today and cross into Switzerland. 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: Burestadl

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August Sun 12 Sun 26

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Sun 15 Sun 22 Sun 29 Sun 12

Sun 26 Sun 09

September Sun 02 Sun 16 Sun 23 Sun 09 Sun 16 Sun 30 Sun 07 Sun 23 Sun 30 Sun 14 October Sun 07

Sun 21

December Thu 20 Thu 03

YOUR SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS Past guest discount

SAVE up to A$154

Multiple trip discount

SAVE up to A$77

Young traveller discount Triple room discount

SAVE A$300 SAVE A$60 p.p.

WHATS INCLUDED ON YOUR TOUR

11 Unbeatable Features* 14 Buffet breakfasts 4 Three course dinners

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS

Your London Hotel: Hilton Olympia/Ibis Earls Court For rates and full details please see page 96. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through CostSaver. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$183 per person. WiFi: See page 92 for details. For CostSaver’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95.

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European Cavalcade

Memorable Highlights • Dover See the White Cliffs • Amsterdam See the historic city centre • Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine • Cologne View the Gothic Cathedral • Black Forest Drive through Germany’s THE famous forested region NETHERLANDS ENGLAND • Schaffhausen Stop to view the Rhine Falls 1 AMSTERDAM LONDON GERMANY • Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument and view Cologne the medieval Old Town Dover • Liechtenstein Visit the capital, Vaduz Boppard FERRY Calais RHINE CRUISE • Innsbruck View the Golden Roof and the St. Goar 1 RHINELAND Hofburg Palace • Verona View Juliet’s balcony PARIS 2 • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island Schaffhausen AUSTRIA LUCERNE 2 • Rome Visit St. Peter’s Basilica on your morning FRANCE REGION Vaduz 1 INNSBRUCK sightseeing with a Local Specialist. View the SWITZERLAND Colosseum and see the ancient sites VENICE LYON 1 • Florence See Piazza Santa Croce on your included 2 Verona morning sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. FLORENCE Panoramic view from Piazzale Michelangelo Monaco Avignon • Pisa View the Leaning Tower 2 Pisa 2 • Monaco Visit the Principality FRENCH RIVIERA ITALY • Avignon View the Palace of the Popes and St. Bénezet Bridge 2 ROME • Lyon Orientation of this UNESCO World Heritage site • Paris View the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel 1 Tower on your morning sightseeing BAY OF NAPLES

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18 Days – 11 Countries From: A$3050

(per person twin share)

Start: London - End: London

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 through the Belgian and Dutch countryside to Amsterdam. Hotel: Ibis Schiphol

Day 10 | Rome - Bay Of Naples Travel South to the Bay of Naples. Enjoy free time in the coastal town of Sorrento or consider an Optional Experience to the picturesque countryside including a farmhouse lunch. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Inn Naples/Stabia Hotel

Day 2 | Amsterdam - Cologne Rhine Cruise - Rhineland This morning travel through the Dutch countryside before crossing into Germany. Stop to view the spectacular Gothic Cathedral in Cologne before arriving in 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. Continue by road to you hotel where you dine tonight. (BB, D) Hotel: Achat Premium Neustadt/Weinstrasse

Day 11 | Bay Of Naples - Florence (2 Nights) This morning, why not join an Optional Experience to the excavations at Pompeii? See the Abbey of Monte Cassino en route to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. (BB, D) Hotel: Starhotels Vespucci

Day 3 | Rhineland - Lucerne Region (2 Nights) Journey via Freiburg through the beautiful Black Forest region. Stop at Schaffhausen to view the mighty Rhine Falls and arrive later in the mountains close to lovely Lake Lucerne, your home for the next two nights. (BB, D) Hotel: Ski Lodge Engelberg 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 Region - Liechtenstein - Innsbruck Cross the Swiss border to Liechtenstein for a brief stop in the capital, Vaduz. Continue into Austria to Innsbruck and view its Golden Roof and the Hofburg Palace. (BB, D) Hotel: Bon Alpina Day 6 | Innsbruck - Verona - Venice (2 Nights) Travel through the Brenner Pass into Italy and view Juliet’s Balcony in Verona. Your day ends in the Byzantine city of Venice, Queen of the Adriatic. (BB, D) Hotel: Il Burchiello Day 7 | Venice Orientation and Free Time Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing 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: Ergife Palace Day 9 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour which starts with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica. Consider an Optional Experience to visit the Vatican Museums. Continue to ancient Rome to view the Colosseum and see the ancient sites. Later enjoy your free time seeing the sights or shopping for souvenirs. (BB)

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Day 13 | Florence - Pisa - Monaco - French Riviera (2 Nights) View the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Continue past Genoa and in Monaco enjoy views of the harbour and the palace. Travel past picturesque coastal towns to your hotel on the French Riviera. (BB) Hotel: Amarante Cannes Day 14 | French Riviera Free Time Enjoy a full day of relaxation on one of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe. (BB) Day 15 | French Riviera - 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 Centre Berges Du Rhone Day 16 | Lyon - Paris (2 Nights) The wine-producing region of Burgundy and the Forest of Fontainebleau provide picturesque backdrops for your drive to Paris. On arrival perhaps take an excursion to visit the magnificent Palace of Versailles. (BB) Hotel: Courtyard By Marriott La Defense Day 17 | Paris Orientation and Free Time This morning see the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and more on your orientation. During your free time why not visit a world-famous museum. 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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Day 12 | Florence Sightseeing and Free Time Enjoy a morning walking tour with your Local Specialist to see the magical buildings and statues of Florence. Admire panoramic views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo and enjoy time at leisure to immerse yourself in the sights; Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery and Piazza della Signoria. (BB)

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May Wed 02 Wed 09 Wed 16 Wed 23 Wed 30

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September Wed 05 Sat 22 Sat 29 Wed 12 Wed 19 Sat 06 Sat 13 Wed 26

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Sat 18 Sat 25 Sat 01 Sat 08 Sat 15

October Wed 03 Wed 10 Wed 17 Wed 24 Wed 31

Sat 20 Sat 27 Sat 03 Sat 10 Sat 17

December Wed 12 Sat 29 Wed 19 Sat 05

YOUR SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS Past guest discount

SAVE up to A$174

Multiple trip discount

SAVE up to A$87

Young traveller discount Triple room discount

SAVE A$340 SAVE A$90 p.p.

WHATS INCLUDED ON YOUR TOUR

11 Unbeatable Features* 17 Buffet breakfasts 7 Three course dinners

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS

Your London Hotel: Copthorne Tara/Hilton Kensington For rates and full details please see page 96. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through CostSaver. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$219 per person. WiFi: See page 92 for details. For CostSaver’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95.

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European Heritage

Memorable Highlights • Dover See the White Cliffs • Paris Sightseeing including views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower • Loire Valley View Château de Amboise • Bordeaux Orientation of the city • Biarritz Visit this seaside resort • Lourdes View the basilica and join the torchlight procession • Madrid Sightseeing with a Local Specialist. See Puerta del Sol and Plaza de España • Barcelona Sightseeing with your Local Specialist. See the Ramblas, Paseo de Gracia and Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia Cathedral • South of France Drive through Provence • Cannes Visit the sophisticated film festival city • Monaco Visit the Principality • Pisa View the Leaning Tower • Florence Visit the Renaissance city • Rome Sightseeing with your Local Specialist. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica. View the Colosseum and the ancient sites • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island • Vienna Morning sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. See the Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and Imperial Boulevards • Salzburg Visit this charming city of music • Innsbruck View the Golden Roof and the Hofburg Palace • Liechtenstein Visit the capital, Vaduz • Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument • Heidelberg View the castle • Rhine Valley Cruise the Rhine • Amsterdam Orientation tour and visit a diamond factory. Excursion to Volendam

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24 Days – 12 Countries From: A$3895

(per person twin share)

Start: London - End: London

Day 1 | London - Paris (2 Nights) Meet your Travel Director and embark on your journey. From Dover see the White Cliffs as you cross to Calais. Continue through the Somme battlefields in France to Paris. Hotel: Mercure La Defense Day 2 | Paris Orientation and Free Time Admire the sights including the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Spend free time seeing more. Tonight perhaps experience a Parisian cabaret? (BB) Day 3 | Paris - Bordeaux Travel to the Loire Valley and view the Château de Amboise where Joan of Arc passed through before her battle with the English. Arrive later in Bordeaux. (BB, D) Hotel: Ibis Centre Meriadeck Day 4 | Bordeaux - Biarritz - Lourdes Head to Biarritz on the wild Atlantic coast before arriving in the pilgrim town of Lourdes. (BB, D) Hotel: Mercure Imperial Day 5 | Lourdes - Madrid (2 Nights) Cross the border into Spain and pass by the city of Burgos en route towards the cosmopolitan capital city of Madrid. (BB) Hotel: Occidental Este Day 6 | Madrid Sightseeing and Free Time See the Royal Palace and Plaza de España during your sightseeing with a Local Specialist. Consider an excursion to Toledo. (BB) Day 7 | Madrid - Barcelona (2 Nights) Travel through the hills of Aragon and Catalonia to the bustling city of Barcelona. (BB, D) Hotel: Frontair Congress Day 8 | Barcelona Sightseeing and Free Time This morning your Local Specialist shows you the sights including the Ramblas and the Sagrada Familia. Enjoy an afternoon exploring the city or perhaps consider joining an Optional Experience. (BB) Day 9 | Barcelona - French Riviera (2 Nights) Cross over the foothills of the Pyrenees and continue through Provence before arriving on the French Riviera. (BB) Hotel: Amarante Cannes

and see the ancient sites in Rome. In your free time consider a tour of the Sistine Chapel. (BB) Day 14 | Rome - Venice (Mogliano) (2 Nights) Traverse the Apennine Mountains and cross the Veneto plain before arriving in the Venice region. (BB) Hotel: Villa Braida Day 15 | Venice Orientation and Free Time Marvel at the sights as you cruise to St. Mark’s Square by private launch. Enjoy a demonstration of glassblowing on Giudecca island with time to shop and explore. (BB, D) Day 16 | Venice (Mogliano) - Vienna (2 Nights) Travel through spectacular scenery and cross into Austria and make your way to the imperial city of Vienna. (BB) Hotel: Bellevue Wien Day 17 | Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Specialist 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 18 | Vienna - Salzburg - Innsbruck Arrive in Salzburg where you see Mozart’s birthplace as well as locations from the Sound of Music. In Innsbruck view the Golden Roof and Hofburg. (BB, D) Hotel: Bon Alpina Day 19 | Innsbruck - Liechtenstein Lucerne Region (Sarnen) (2 Nights) Visit Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein. Cross into Switzerland and traverse mountain passes to picturesque Sarnen. (BB, D) Hotel: Krone Sarnen Day 20 | 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) Day 21 | Lucerne Region (Sarnen) - Heidelberg - Rhineland Visit Heidelberg and see the castle overlooking the town. Later arrive at your hotel and dine tonight at a local restaurant. (BB, D) Hotel: NH Weinheim

Day 10 | French Riviera Orientation and Free Time Enjoy free time to explore the French Riviera. Relax on the beach or enjoy lunch at a pavement café. (BB)

Day 22 | Rhineland - Rhine Cruise - Amsterdam (2 Nights) Enjoy a leisurely cruise along the Rhine where you see steep vineyards and medieval castles. Arrive later in Amsterdam. (BB) Hotel: Ibis Schiphol

Day 11 | French Riviera - Monaco - Pisa - Florence Visit the Principality of Monaco where you view the Royal residence. See the Leaning Tower of Pisa before arriving at your hotel near Florence. (BB, D) Hotel: Miro

Day 23 | Amsterdam Orientation and Excursion to Volendam See the historic sights of Amsterdam, and visit a diamond polishing centre. In Volendam learn about the arts of cheese and clog making. (BB)

Day 12 | Florence - Rome (2 Nights) Explore wonderful Florence with time to wander through its cobbled streets before arriving in Rome. (BB) Hotel: Pinewood

Day 24 | Amsterdam - London Pass through Belgium to Calais and board your ferry to Dover. Later arrive in London where your memorable holiday comes to an end. (BB)

Day 13 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Visit St. Peter’s Basilica with your Local Specialist and see Michelangelo’s Pietá. View the Colosseum

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YOUR SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS Past guest discount

SAVE up to A$219

Multiple trip discount

SAVE up to A$109

Young traveller discount Triple room discount

SAVE A$430 SAVE A$90 p.p.

WHATS INCLUDED ON YOUR TOUR

11 Unbeatable Features* 23 Buffet breakfasts 8 Three course dinners

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS

Your London Hotel: Copthorne Tara For rates and full details please see page 96. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through CostSaver. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$292 per person. WiFi: See page 92 for details. For CostSaver’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95.

* Get the best available price on this trip with our new Ready To Go rate. For up to date prices, availability, optional experiences and all Unbeatable Features visit

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Trip code:

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KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner

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Memorable Highlights • Dover See the White Cliffs • Paris City tour with views of the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and Champs Élysées • Tours View the cathedral • Biarritz Visit the seaside resort • Pamplona Orientation of this famous city • Madrid City tour with a Local Specialist. See Plaza de España • Barcelona City tour with a Local Specialist. See Sagrada Familia Cathedral • South of France Drive through Provence • Monaco View the Old Town • Pisa View the Leaning Tower • Florence Visit the Renaissance city • Rome City tour with a Local Specialist. View St. Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum and the ancient sites • Athens City tour with a Local Specialist. Visit the ancient Acropolis, Parthenon and see the Temple of Zeus • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a glassblowing workshop • Innsbruck See the Golden Roof and 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 • Heidelberg View the castle • Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine • Amsterdam See the historic city centre

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28 Days – 14 Countries From: A$4950

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Day 1 | London - Paris (2 Nights) Greetings from your Travel Director this morning before you travel through Kent to the port of Dover. See the White Cliffs as you board the ferry to Calais in France. Travel past the poignant battlefields of the Somme and arrive later in Paris. Hotel: Novotel Pont de Sevres Day 2 | Paris Orientation and Free Time Admire the sights on your sightseeing including views of the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Élysées. The rest of your day is free to explore the city or visit one of the museums or attractions. This evening consider a night out at a Parisian Cabaret. (BB) Day 3 | Paris - Tours - Bordeaux Drive through the vineyards of the Loire Valley and stop in the lovely city of Tours for free time. Later travel to the picturesque city of Bordeaux where you will dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Ibis Centre Meriadeck Day 4 | Bordeaux - Biarritz - Pamplona This morning travel to the glamorous seaside resort of Biarritz. Take in views of the ocean from the promenade before heading for the Spanish border. Pass through the verdant hills of Navarra to Pamplona, famous for its annual bull run. (BB, D) Hotel: Abba Reino De Navarra Day 5 | Pamplona - Madrid Sightseeing (2 Nights) Traverse the splendid landscape through Rioja to the capital, Madrid, where this afternoon your Local Specialist shows you all the sights including the Royal Palace and Plaza de España. (BB) Hotel: uVe Alcobendas Day 6 | Madrid Free Time Today is free to explore on your own or perhaps consider joining an Optional Experience to Toledo. This vibrant city has much to offer – from fine museums to excellent shopping – there is something for everyone. (BB) Day 7 | Madrid - Barcelona Sightseeing (2 Nights) Cross the Spanish Meseta and pass Catalonia’s sprawling vineyards en route to Barcelona. On arrival your Local Specialist shows you the sights including the Ramblas and the Sagrada Familia. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Sant Joan D Espi Day 8 | Barcelona Free Time Enjoy a full free day to explore the city or perhaps join an Optional Experience to nearby Montserrat to see the mystical Black Madonna. (BB) Day 9 | Barcelona - French Riviera (2 Nights) Head back into France and through Provence towards the French Riviera. Drive along the coast to the celebrity hotspot Cannes which is famous for its annual film festival and where you will have a two night stay. (BB) Hotel: Amarante Cannes Day 10 | French Riviera Free Time Enjoy a full day of relaxation on one of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe. (BB)

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Day 11 | French Riviera - Monaco - Pisa - Florence Explore Monaco’s Old Town this morning before following the spectacular coastline into Italy. In Pisa view the famous Leaning Tower before arriving later at your hotel near Florence. (BB, D) Hotel: Miro

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Day 12 | Florence - Rome (2 Nights) Experience the sights and delights of Renaissance Florence this morning. Enjoy an orientation of this city as well as free time to explore before leaving and travelling to Rome. (BB) Hotel: Ergife Palace

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Day 13 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Admire the landmarks with your Local Specialist including the Colosseum and the ancient sites of Rome. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica. Afterwards shop or perhaps explore the Sistine Chapel. (BB) Day 14 | Rome - Bay Of Naples Drive south from Rome to the scenic Bay of Naples. Don’t miss an Optional Experience to the spectacular Amalfi Coast. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Stabia Day 15 | Bay Of Naples - Brindisi - At Sea This morning you may consider joining our expert for an optional experience to the excavations of Pompeii, the perfectly preserved Roman town which was engulfed by Mount Vesuvius’ eruption in AD 79. Later travel east across Italy via Puglia to the port of Brindisi to board your overnight ferry to Greece. (BB, D) Day 16 | At Sea - Patras - Athens (4 Nights) Arrive in the port of Patras in Greece and continue by road to Athens. (BB) Hotel: Novotel/ Zafolia/ President Day 17 | Athens Your Travel Director will be on hand to give you advice on how best to spend your time in Athens. Why not join our 3-day Aegean Cruise? See page 41 for trip details. (BB) Day 18 | Athens Soak in the atmosphere of the city or join an Optional Experience to Delphi. (BB) Day 19 | Athens Enjoy another day exploring this fascinating capital and do last-minute souvenir shopping in the Plaka district. (BB) Day 20 | Athens Sightseeing - At Sea Admire the sights with your Local Specialist including a visit to the Parthenon, Acropolis as well as seeing the Temple of Zeus. In Patras board your ship for an overnight cruise to the Italian city of Ancona. (BB, D) Day 21 | At Sea - Ancona - Bologna Arrive in Ancona and travel to Bologna. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Best Western Plus Tower

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YOUR SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS Past guest discount

SAVE up to A$276

Multiple trip discount

SAVE up to A$138

Young traveller discount Triple room discount

SAVE A$550 SAVE A$40 p.p.

WHATS INCLUDED ON YOUR TOUR

12 Unbeatable Features* 27 Buffet breakfasts 10 Three course dinners

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS

Your London Hotel: Ibis Earls Court For rates and full details please see page 96. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through CostSaver. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$341 per person. WiFi: See page 92 for details. For CostSaver’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95.

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Day 22 | Bologna - Venice Head north through the Emilia Romagna region to Venice. Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. Enjoy a glassblowing demonstration and spend time afterwards exploring. (BB) Hotel: Best Western Airvenice Day 23 | Venice – Innsbruck Travel through scenic mountainous landscapes including the majestic Brenner Pass into Austria before arriving in Innsbruck. Your orientation includes views of the Golden Roof and Hofburg Palace. (BB, D) Hotel: Bon Alpina Day 24 | Innsbruck – Vaduz – Lake Lucerne (2 Nights) Visit Vaduz, capital of Liechtenstein, then drive through scenic alpine landscapes to lovely Lake Lucerne. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: SwissEver Day 25 | Lucerne Orientation and Free Time Travel into the heart of Lucerne where your orientation will reveal the Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument. Afterwards consider taking an optional experience up Mount Pilatus for spectacular views over the Alps. (BB) Day 26 | Lake Lucerne – Heidelberg – Rhineland Marvel at the mighty Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen before crossing the border over into Germany. Pass through the Black Forest and make your way to the university town of Heidelberg. View the imposing red

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sandstone castle towering above the city before making your way to the hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: NH Bingen Day 27 | Rhineland – Rhine Cruise – Amsterdam This morning relax aboard your cruise through the Rhine Valley. See the famous Lorelei Rock and see medieval castles and vineyards. Then continue to the Dutch border and make your way to lively Amsterdam. (BB) Hotel: Ibis Schiphol Day 28 | Amsterdam – London Drive back into France to Calais where you board your ferry back to Dover. Arrive later in London and bid farewell to your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of this memorable European Discoverer. (BB)

Experience, travel – these are an education in themselves.

EURIPIDES (GREEK PLAYWRIGHT AND ACTOR IN TRAGEDIES, BORN C. 480 BC)

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European Discoverer

CostSaver European Panorama

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28 Days – 15 Countries From: A$5625†

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June Wed 06 Wed 20

WHATS INCLUDED ON YOUR TOUR

6 Unbeatable Features* 27Buffet breakfasts 3 Lunches on-board cruise 3 Dinners on-board cruise

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS

Triple cabins: are available on this trip. Cabin Categories: The price above is based on Moderate cabin category. Superior, Premier and Premium outside cabin categories are also available. Please see costsavertour.com for pricing.

European Discoverer with 3-Day Aegean Cruise Extension

On day 17 you have the opportunity to take a 3-day Aegean cruise aboard a Celestyal Cruise ship around the magical Greek Isles. Excellent on-board facilities include a plunge pool, casino and library. Days 1 - 16  As per the European Discoverer itinerary. 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.) (BB, L, D) Day 18 | Kusadasi - Patmos Arrive early this morning at Kusadasi and enjoy an included Shore Experience to the incredible ruins of Ephesus. Sail to Patmos with time to perhaps visit the Fortress Monastery of St. John. (BB, L, D)

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Day 19 | Heraklion - Santorini We arrive in Heraklion this morning and have the opportunity to explore Crete’s Minoan culture and heritage at the Palace of Knossos, before continuing to the island of Santorini for an included Shore Experience to the spellbinding village of Oia. (BB, L, D) Day 20 | Return Athens (Piraeus) Disembark early this morning and rejoin the trip. (BB, D) Days 21 - 28  As per the European Discoverer itinerary.

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Jewels of Italy

Memorable Highlights • Rome Sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica and views of the mighty Colosseum • Pisa Visit the Square of Miracles to view the Leaning Tower • Florence Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Cathedral and Piazza della Signoria

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• Verona View the Roman Arena and Juliet’s Balcony • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island

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7 Days – 2 Countries From: A$1195

(per person twin share)

Start: Rome - End: Venice

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 Palace Day 2 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour with a visit to the Vatican City. Visit the awe-inspiring St. Peter’s Basilica and view Michelangelo’s statue, the Pietà. Don’t miss the opportunity to join an Optional Experience to visit inside the famous Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. View the mighty Colosseum and see the ancient sites of Rome. Afterwards enjoy free time to take in the sights or join an Optional Experience to explore the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. (BB) Day 3 | Rome - Pisa - Florence (2 Nights) This morning leave Rome and head north towards Central Italy. Travel through picturesque scenery in Umbria and Tuscany before arriving in the town of Pisa. Visit the Square of Miracles featuring the Leaning Tower, Cathedral and Baptistery. There is time to shop for souvenirs and take pictures. Later arrive at your hotel near Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Firenze Nord 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 Specialist 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 a visit to Piazza della 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 gelato. Later enjoy dinner at the hotel. (BB, D) Day 5 | Florence - Verona - Venice (Mestre) (2 Nights) Your journey continues north across the dramatic Apennine Mountains to Verona, the home of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers. View the vast Roman Arena, where concerts are still held regularly each year. Stop and view Juliet’s balcony in a courtyard which has become a popular tourist site for the tragic story of the Montague and Capulet family feud. Head east to the magical, romantic city of Venice. (BB, D) Hotel: Antony

time afterwards exploring this fascinating city or perhaps take a cruise across the lagoon to the island of Burano for a relaxing farewell dinner. Burano is an island in the Venetian lagoon known for its brightly coloured houses. (BB) Day 7 | Depart Venice (Mestre) 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)

IMPORTANT INFO AND

FINER DETAILS

Airport Transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Venice Marco Polo Airport at 8am and 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$85 per person. WiFi: See page 92 for details. For CostSaver’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95.

Our tour guide, lidia was exceptional. Her knowledge of italy, pride of country and organisational skills made this experience beyond words! We did and saw so much of italy, in comfort and style. This trip was beyond our expectations and has been life changing for my elderly mother and myself.

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YOUR SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS Past guest discount

SAVE up to A$76

Multiple trip discount

SAVE up to A$38

Young traveller discount Exceptions:

04 Nov 18 to 07 Apr 19

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A$140

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A$60 p.p.

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A$40 p.p.

WHATS INCLUDED ON YOUR TOUR

8 Unbeatable Features* 6 Buffet breakfasts 2 Three course dinners

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Day 6 | Venice Orientation and Free Time Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Then 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. Spend free

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Highlights of the Italian Lakes

Memorable Highlights • Lake Como Enjoy the alpine peaks and sparkling waters of this scenic lake as well as an included cruise to Bellagio • Lake Lugano Visit the Swiss city of Lugano located on the shores of this spectacular lake • Lake Maggiore Visit Italy’s secondlargest lake and see the beautiful towns, villages and gardens

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• Verona Orientation walk including views of Juliet’s Balcony and the Roman Arena • Lake Garda Visit Italy’s largest lake and enjoy breathtaking scenery on an included scenic drive • Bergamo Visit this fascinating historic city with two distinct centres. Enjoy a funicular ride with spectacular views • Milan Enjoy a sightseeing tour in Milan with your Local Specialist including the Duomo, Galleria and La Scala

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Day 1 | Arrive Milan - Saronno (2 Nights) Welcome to the Italian Lakes region. Airport transfers will be provided from Milan Malpensa Airport to your hotel in Saronno. Well known for its almond or apricot kernel biscuits (amaretti), the sweet, almond-flavoured Italian liqueur called Amaretto is also produced in this town. After check-in relax and unwind before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an included dinner at the hotel. (D) Hotel: Starhotels Grand Milan Day 2 | Lake Como Excursion After breakfast enjoy a short drive to Lake Como and an included cruise to Bellagio known as ‘the pearl of Lake Como’. The legendary beauty of this tiny lakeside village has attracted the rich and famous throughout the centuries. (BB) Day 3 | Saronno - Lugano (Switzerland) - Lake Maggiore (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. Enjoy free time to walk along the lake or do a little shopping for Swiss souvenirs. Later travel back to Italy for a two-night stay at your lakeside hotel on the western shores of Lake Maggiore. This evening enjoy an included dinner at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Villa Carlotta Day 4 | Lake Maggiore Free Day Lake Maggiore is the second-largest lake in Italy after Lake Garda and one of the most scenic. Immortalised in the American writer Ernest Hemingway’s novel ‘A Farewell To Arms’, you will have a free day to explore or perhaps take an excursion to the Borromean Islands. (BB) Day 5 | Lake Maggiore - Verona - Lake Garda Scenic Drive - Rovereto (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. Afterwards you will have free time to savour the atmosphere of this historic city. This afternoon take a scenic drive along Lake Garda, before arriving at your hotel for a two-night stay. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Nerocubo

views. On arrival in Milan, enjoy a walking tour of the city centre with your Local Specialist including views of 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: Novotel Milano Nord Ca Granda 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)

I was very impressed with the Professional Travel Director (Muris Kemuro) who went out of his way to meet all our demands. The Italian Lakes Experience was well planned and gave me Value For Money. We are totally satisfied. The tour exceeded our expectations and we will definitely undertake another CostSaver Tour.

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June Sat 02 Sat 09 Sat 09 Sat 16 Sat 16 Sat 23 Sat 23 Sat 30 Sat 30 Sat 07

September Sat 01 Sat 08 Sat 08 Sat 15 Sat 15 Sat 22 Sat 22 Sat 29 Sat 29 Sat 06

Past guest discount

SAVE up to A$71

Multiple trip discount

SAVE up to A$36

Young traveller discount Triple room discount

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A$140

A$40 p.p.

WHATS INCLUDED ON YOUR TOUR

8 Unbeatable Features* 7 Buffet breakfasts 3 Three course dinners

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS

Airport transfers: On arrival at Milan Malpensa Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm to Saronno. 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. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$97 per person. WiFi: See page 92 for details. For CostSaver’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95.

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Day 7 | Rovereto - Bergamo - Milan En route to Milan stop and visit the attractive town of Bergamo by funicular. Move from the lower town to the upper town enjoying the breathtaking

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Highlights of Sicily

Memorable Highlights • Taormina Visit the town and enjoy views from Piazza Nove Aprile • Mount Etna A drive takes you to Mount Etna for spectacular views of Europe’s largest active volcano • Agrigento Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes a visit inside the UNESCO World Heritage Site the Valley of the Temples • Mondello Visit the picturesque fishing village • Palermo Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes a visit inside Palermo Cathedral

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9 Days – 1 Country From: A$1450

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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. Perhaps enjoy an authentic Naples Optional Experience through Spaccanapoli. This evening consider taking a stroll around this fascinating city and soak up the historic atmosphere. Hotel: Ergife Palace Day 2 | Rome - Naples Journey south past the Abbey of Monte Cassino to the city of Naples. Enjoy dinner at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Holiday Inn Day 3 | Naples - Ferry to Sicily - Acireale (2 Nights) Drive south via Salerno and through gorgeous Calabrian countryside. Take the ferry across the straits of Messina to Sicily and to the coastal town of Acireale - your home for the next two nights. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Grand Albergo Maugeri Day 4 | Taormina Sightseeing and Excursion to Mount Etna This morning enjoy a visit to Taormina town. Stroll along the elegant Corso Umberto to the Piazza Nove Aprile for splendid panoramic views across the bay. Spend free time shopping for souvenirs and handmade lace on the Corso. This afternoon take a scenic drive to Mount Etna the largest active volcano in Europe. Tonight consider an evening out to enjoy local specialities. (BB) Day 5 | Acireale - Agrigento - Palermo (2 Nights) Drive to Agrigento on the southernmost coast of Sicily where the Valley of the Temples once formed part of an ancient Greek colony. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to seven ancient Greek temples dating from the 6th century BC. Meet with a Local Specialist and walk along the fortified ridge stopping at all the main temples. Admire spectacular views from the Temple of Juno overlooking the sea. In the afternoon continue to the Sicilian capital of Palermo in time for dinner. (BB, D) Hotel: Astoria Palace

Day 8 | Disembark in Naples - Rome Travel back to the Italian capital of Rome this morning. There is time on arrival to do some last-minute sightseeing or shop for souvenirs. This evening you might like to celebrate the end of your holiday with a special dinner. (BB) Hotel: Pinewood Day 9 | Depart Rome This morning say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy, your Travel Director and 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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August Sat 11 Sun 19 Sat 25 Sun 02

June Sat 02 Sun 10 Sat 16 Sun 24 Sat 30 Sun 08

September Sat 08 Sun 16 Sat 22 Sun 30 October Sat 06 Sun 14

YOUR SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS Past guest discount

SAVE up to A$84

Multiple trip discount

SAVE up to A$42

Young traveller discount

Very well organised. The trip director Colleen was excellent. The driver was amazing. The optionals were great.

JULIANA, CANADA 2017

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WHATS INCLUDED ON YOUR TOUR

8 Unbeatable Features* 8 Buffet breakfasts 3 Three course dinners

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS

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

Day 6 | Palermo Sightseeing and Excursion to Mondello This morning meet your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the city which includes a visit inside the honey-coloured cathedral and a walk to Piazza Bellini. Later travel to the beautiful fishing village of Mondello. See the picturesque beach which lies between two cliffs. Once a small fishing village it became popular as a holiday destination and today has a very lively seafront promenade. Later return to Palermo. (BB)

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$110 per person. WiFi: See page 92 for details. For CostSaver’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95.

Day 7 | Palermo Free time - Overnight Ferry to Naples Enjoy free time in Palermo this morning for exploration or consider an Optional Experience to visit the quaint medieval village of Cefalù. This evening board your overnight ferry to Naples. (BB)

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Italian Scene

Memorable Highlights • Rome Sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist includes a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica and views of the mighty Colosseum • Sorrento Visit this popular resort • Cassino Views of the monastery high on the hill

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

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

ROME 2 1

• Italian Lakes Visit Lake Como

Cassino

• Pisa Visit the Square of Miracles to view the Leaning Tower

BAY OF NAPLES 1

• Florence Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Cathedral and Piazza della Signoria

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CostSaver Regional

10 Days – 2 Countries From: A$1750

(per person twin share) Start: Rome - End: 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 Palace Day 2 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Don’t miss the opportunity to join an Optional Experience to the famous Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. Later your Local Specialist 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 to view the mighty Colosseum and see the ancient sites of Rome. (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 Experience to Positano and the Amalfi Coast. Later enjoy dinner at the hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Stabia Day 4 | Bay of Naples - Cassino - Assisi Perhaps join an Optional Experience guided walking tour of Pompeii, which lay undiscovered beneath a layer of volcanic ash for centuries after Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Afterwards leave the Bay of Naples and view the monastery at Cassino, the scene of fierce battles 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: Frate Sole 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. See the sights of St. Francis’ birthplace, including the medieval ramparts and the Basilica of St. Francis. Your journey continues north across the dramatic Apennine Mountains to the magical, romantic city of Venice. (BB, D) Hotel: Il Burchiello Day 6 | Venice Orientation and Free Time Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Then 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. 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 meal. (BB) Day 7 | Venice (Oriago) - Verona - Lake Como - 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

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Day 8 | Italian Lakes (Saronno) - Pisa - Florence This morning travel south to the famous town of 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 at your hotel near Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. (BB) Hotel: Wall Art Day 9 | Florence Sightseeing - Rome There are few cities in the world with an artistic legacy to equal that of Florence. Your Local Specialist gives a superb commentary of the city’s history during your walking tour, which includes views of the Baptistery, the Ponte Vecchio, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the impressive Giotto’s Bell Tower, and a visit to Piazza della Signoria. Shop for high-quality leather and 18-carat gold jewellery, for which Florence is renowned and don’t forget to try the gelato. 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: Ergife Palace 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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DEPARTURES

WHEN YOU CAN GO Start End

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March Fri 23 Sun 01 Fri 30 Sun 08

July Fri 06 Sun 15 Fri 13 Sun 22 Fri 20 Sun 29 Fri 27 Sun 05

April Fri 06 Sun 15 Fri 13 Sun 22 Fri 20 Sun 29 Fri 27 Sun 06 May Fri 04 Sun 13 Fri 11 Sun 20 Fri 18 Sun 27 Fri 25 Sun 03 June Fri 01 Sun 10 Fri 08 Sun 17 Fri 15 Sun 24 Fri 22 Sun 01 Fri 29 Sun 08

August Fri 03 Sun 12 Fri 10 Sun 19 Fri 17 Sun 26 Fri 24 Sun 02 Fri 31 Sun 09 September Fri 07 Sun 16 Fri 14 Sun 23 Fri 21 Sun 30 Fri 28 Sun 07 October Fri 05 Sun 14

YOUR SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS Past guest discount

SAVE up to A$100

Multiple trip discount

SAVE up to A$50

Young traveller discount Triple room discount

SAVE SAVE

A$190

A$80 p.p.

WHATS INCLUDED ON A truly memorable experience. The itinerary delivered exactly what was anticipated through the tour description and the passion of the TD was infectious. His passion and pride in his country and his preparedness to go that extra mile ensured a positive experience throughout.

WAYNE, AUSTRALIA 2017

YOUR TOUR

8 Unbeatable Features* 9 Buffet breakfasts 4 Three course dinners

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS

Airport transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$122 per person. WiFi: See page 92 for details. For CostSaver’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95.

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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

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Splendours of Italy

Memorable Highlights

SWITZERLAND

• Rome Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica and views of the mighty Colosseum • Sorrento Visit a traditional inlaid wood workshop

Lugano

VENICE

ITALIAN LAKES 2

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Verona

ITALY FLORENCE

• Assisi Orientation tour includes St. Francis’ Basilica

2

Pisa

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

Siena

1 ASSISI

• Verona View the Roman Arena and Juliet’s Balcony ROME 2 1

• Lugano Visit this magnificent lakeside resort • Italian Lakes Enjoy a free day with spectacular views • Pisa View the Square of Miracles and the famous Leaning Tower

BAY OF NAPLES 2

Sorrento

• Florence Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes Piazza della Signoria, Cathedral and Baptistery • Siena Visit the Piazza del Campo famous for the Palio horse race

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CostSaver Regional

13 Days – 3 Countries From: A$2050

(per person twin share) Start: Rome - End: Rome

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: Ergife Palace Day 2 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Specialist 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 trip continues across the Tiber River with views of the iconic Colosseum and the ancient sites of Rome. Spend free time exploring the wonderful sights on your own. Perhaps take an Optional Experience offered by your Travel Director. (BB) Day 3 | Rome - Bay of Naples (2 Nights) This morning perhaps join an Optional Experience to the Vatican Museums. Then 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 Experience to Positano and the Amalfi Coast? (BB, D) Hotel: Stabia Day 4 | Sorrento Excursion Your excursion to the nearby clifftop resort of Sorrento starts with a visit to an inlaid wood workshop, for which the area is renowned. Enjoy free time to shop for souvenirs and make sure you sample some of the delicious Limoncello produced from local lemons for which the region is famous. (BB, D) Day 5 | Bay of Naples - Assisi This morning consider an Optional Experience to see the excavations of Pompeii, which lay undiscovered for centuries beneath a layer of volcanic ash after Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Later drive through the rolling hills of Umbria to the mystical town of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio, birthplace of St. Francis. Enjoy an orientation tour which includes St. Francis Basilica, renowned for its fresco paintings. (BB, D) Hotel: Frate Sole Day 6 | Assisi - Venice (Oriago) (2 Nights) Enjoy a scenic drive across the dramatic Apennine Mountains to the magical floating city of Venice. Dine at your hotel this evening. (BB, D) Hotel: Il Burchiello Day 7 | Venice Orientation and Free Time Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca island. You are surrounded by magnificent sights and sounds as you cruise by private launch along the Giudecca canal to St. Mark’s Square. Admire the Bridge of Sighs, the ornate Doge’s Palace and the Basilica of St. Mark. Explore the city during your free time or maybe take a trip to Burano Island in the lagoon for a delicious meal. (BB)

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Day 9 | Free Day or Milan and Lake Como Excursion Today you have a full day to enjoy the facilities at your hotel including the swimming pool. Alternatively consider an Optional Experience to Milan and Lake Como. (BB) Day 10 | Italian Lakes Region - Pisa - Florence (2 Nights) Cross the Apennine Mountains, travel along the Italian Riviera arriving in Pisa. Here we see the famous leaning tower in the Square of Miracles. Later arrive at your hotel near the Renaissance city of Florence. Tonight you may wish to enjoy a wonderful dinner in the Tuscan hills. (BB) Hotel: Wall Art 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 Specialist gives you an excellent account of the city’s history during your walking tour, which includes views of the Baptistery, the Ponte Vecchio, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the impressive Giotto’s Bell Tower and a visit to Piazza della Signoria. Experience a demonstration of fine leatherwork and in your free time visit one of the many museums or simply relax and enjoy the ambience. (BB) Day 12 | Florence - Siena - Rome Admire the beautiful scenery as you drive through the Chianti region of Tuscany to Siena, a medieval city famous for its biannual Palio horse race. Marvel at its rich heritage during your orientation tour. This evening in Rome you might like to mark the end of an enjoyable holiday with a meal out. (BB) Hotel: Raganelli Day 13 | Depart Rome This morning say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy, your Travel Director and 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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Day 8 | Venice (Oriago) - 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 across the Swiss border and visit the pretty lakeside resort of Lugano. Arrive at your hotel where you dine tonight. (BB, D) Hotel: Starhotels Grand Milan

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DEPARTURES

WHEN YOU CAN GO Start End

Start End

April Sat 21 Sat 28

Thu 03 Thu 10

May Sat 05 Sat 12 Sat 19 Sat 26

Thu 17 Thu 24 Thu 31 Thu 07

August Sat 04 Sat 11 Sat 18 Sat 25

June Sat 02 Sat 09 Sat 16 Sat 23 Sat 30

Thu 14 Thu 21 Thu 28 Thu 05 Thu 12

July Sat 07 Sat 14 Sat 21 Sat 28

Thu 19 Thu 26 Thu 02 Thu 09

Thu 16 Thu 23 Thu 30 Thu 06

September Sat 01 Thu 13 Thu 20 Sat 08 Sat 15 Thu 27 Thu 04 Sat 22 Sat 29 Thu 11 October Sat 06 Sat 13 Sat 20

Thu 18 Thu 25 Thu 01

YOUR SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS Past guest discount

SAVE up to A$116

Multiple trip discount

SAVE up to A$58

Young traveller discount Triple room discount

SAVE SAVE

A$230

A$110 p.p.

WHATS INCLUDED ON YOUR TOUR

8 Unbeatable Features* 12 Buffet breakfasts 5 Three course dinners

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS

Airport transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$158 per person. WiFi: See page 92 for details. For CostSaver’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95.

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Spanish Experience

Memorable Highlights • Madrid Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes Puerta del Sol, the Cervantes Memorial and the Cibeles Fountain • Toledo Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the synagogue and cathedral. Visit a steel workshop • Puerto Lápice Visit the inn where Don Quixote is said to have been dubbed a knight • Seville Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the Cathedral and Giralda Tower

Complimentary transfer available back to Madrid

SPAIN

• Granada Enjoy a scenic drive to this Moorish city • Guadix View the cave homes in “Barrio Troglodyte”

BARCELONA 2

MADRID 2

• Valencia See the town hall, Cathedral, Towers of Serrano and Quarte and the City of Arts and Sciences

Peñíscola

Toledo

VALENCIA 1

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

Puerto Lápice SEVILLE

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CostSaver Regional

9 Days – 1 Country From: A$1350

(per person twin share)

Start: Madrid - End: Barcelona

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. Or perhaps dine in a local restaurant offering the traditional flavours of Spain. Hotel: Occidental Castellana Norte/Occidental Este Day 2 | Madrid Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Specialist 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 Optional Experience 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 - Puerto Lápice - Seville (2 Nights) In the medieval city of Toledo – the ancient capital of Castile – your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour through the quaint streets for views of the cathedral and synagogue. Toledo has been a traditional sword making and steel working centre since about 500 BC and was the standard source of weaponry for the Roman legions. Visit a steel workshop to see some fine examples of this age-old craft. Your journey continues south to Puerto Lápice where, reputedly, Don Quixote was dubbed ‘a knight’ by a local innkeeper. The plains of La Mancha give way to the hills of Andalucia with striking whitewashed villages and churches. Arrive in Seville, a vibrant city and the home of bullfighting and flamenco. (BB, D) Hotel: MA Congress Day 4 | Seville Sightseeing and Free Time Admire the great monuments and sights of Seville with your Local Specialist. View the pavilions in Maria Luisa Park, constructed for the 1929 Exposition. 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 Start the day with a picturesque drive through beautiful villages to the Moorish city of Granada. Enjoy free time to explore or participate in an Optional Experience suggested by your Travel Director. (BB) Hotel: Macia Condor

Valencia, renowned for its orange fruit. See the Bull Ring, the great cathedral and the Towers of Serrano and Quart during your orientation tour. Stop to view the City of Arts and Sciences which is a large-scale urban recreation centre for culture and science, designed by Santiago Calatrava. Later arrive at your hotel where you dine tonight with your fellow travellers. (BB, D) Hotel: SH Florazar

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, dine with your companions and celebrate a memorable holiday. (BB, D)

YOUR SAVINGS

Please note: A complimentary return coach transfer is available to Madrid for all guests. It will arrive at the CostSaver extra night hotel in Madrid at approximately 6pm.

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April Sat 07 Sun 15 Sat 21 Sun 29 Sat 28 Sun 06

August Sat 04 Sun 12 Sat 11 Sun 19 Sat 18 Sun 26 Sat 25 Sun 02

June Sat 02 Sun 10 Sat 09 Sun 17 Sat 16 Sun 24 Sat 23 Sun 01 Sat 30 Sun 08

September Sat 01 Sun 09 Sat 08 Sun 16 Sat 15 Sun 23 Sat 22 Sun 30 Sat 29 Sun 07 October Sat 06 Sun 14 Sat 13 Sun 21 Sat 20 Sun 28

July Sat 07 Sun 15 Sat 14 Sun 22 Sat 21 Sun 29 Sat 28 Sun 05

AND DISCOUNTS Past guest discount

SAVE up to A$79

Multiple trip discount

SAVE up to A$39

Young traveller discount Triple room discount

SAVE SAVE

A$150

A$30 p.p.

WHATS INCLUDED ON YOUR TOUR

8 Unbeatable Features* 8 Buffet Breakfasts 3 Three course dinners

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS

Airport transfers: On arrival at Madrid Airport transfers will operate at 10.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Barcelona Airport at 8am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$110 per person. WiFi: See page 92 for details. For CostSaver’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95.

* Get the best available price on this trip with our new Ready To Go rate. For up to date prices, availability, optional experiences and all Unbeatable Features visit

Image: Spanish Paella

WHEN YOU CAN GO

May Sat 05 Sun 13 Sat 12 Sun 20 Sat 19 Sun 27 Sat 26 Sun 03

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)

SPAX

DEPARTURES

Day 7 | Valencia - Peñíscola Barcelona Sightseeing (2 Nights) Head north along the coast through the Levant region and stop at Peñíscola 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 Specialist takes you on a wonderful sightseeing tour, which includes views of 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 Catalanstyle restaurant for a delicious dinner of local specialities. (BB) Hotel: NH Sant Just

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 palm groves of Elche to

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Iberian Explorer

Memorable Highlights • Barcelona Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, the Ramblas and views from Montjuïc • Peñiscola See the ancient castle overlooking the beach • Valencia Orientation tour includes the Cathedral, Town Hall, Towers of Serrano and Quart and City of Arts and Sciences • Guadix View the cave homes in “Barrio Troglodyte” • Granada Enjoy a scenic drive to this Moorish city • Costa Del Sol Visit this renowned resort area • Gibraltar Visit the famous rock of Gibraltar • Seville Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the Cathedral and Giralda Tower • Lisbon View Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries on your sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist

SPAIN

SALAMANCA

BARCELONA 2

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PORTUGAL

2 MADRID

Peñíscola

Fátima

VALENCIA 1 2 LISBON

• Fátima Visit the celebrated Shrine • Salamanca Orientation of this university city includes views of the Plaza Mayor

SEVILLE

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13 Days – 3 Countries From: A$1795

(per person twin share)

Start: Barcelona - End: Madrid

Day 1 | Arrive Barcelona (2 Nights) Welcome to Barcelona. After meeting with your Travel Director, you might like to explore Spain’s most cosmopolitan city. Hotel: Novotel Sant Joan Despí Day 2 | Barcelona Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Specialist shows you the sights including views of 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 Optional Experience to Montserrat. (BB) Day 3 | Barcelona - Peñíscola - Valencia Drive through orange groves to Peñíscola 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 Quart, the cathedral and the modern ‘City of Arts and Science’ designed by renowned architect, Santiago Calatrava. (BB, D) Hotel: SH Florazar 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 Day 5 | Granada - Costa del Sol This morning there is time to explore the city or participate in an Optional Experience suggested by your Travel Director. Arrive later on the famous Costa del Sol for free time or consider an excursion to Mijas, one of the famous hilltop villages. (BB) Hotel: Tryp Guadalmar/Tryp Alameda Day 6 | Costa del Sol - Gibraltar - Seville (2 Nights) Enjoy a scenic coastal drive past Marbella to La Linea. Cross the border to the Rock of Gibraltar, where you have the chance to see the famous Barbary apes and possibly visit the cave of St. Michael. Then continue through spectacular Andalucian countryside to Seville. After dinner at your hotel tonight you might like to experience a fiery flamenco show. (BB, D) Hotel: MA Congress

a great seafaring city situated near where the Tagus River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Tonight consider a traditional Portuguese dinner with music. (BB) Hotel: Olaias Park 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 Specialist. Then time at leisure in Lisbon or maybe take an Optional Experience to discover Portugal’s Golden Triangle of Queluz, Cascais and Estoril. (BB) Day 10 | Lisbon - Fátima - Salamanca A scenic drive north through the magnificent Serra d’Aire Mountains brings you to the Shrine at Fátima, site of celebrated religious miracles. Cross the border back into Spain and arrive later in Salamanca where you view the Plaza Mayor during your orientation tour. (BB) Hotel: Vincci Ciudad De Salamanca Day 11 | Salamanca - Madrid Sightseeing (2 Nights) Your journey continues through the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains to Madrid, Europe’s highest capital city. This afternoon your Local Specialist shows you all the main sights including the Royal Palace, the Puerta del Sol and the Cervantes Memorial in the Plaza de España. This evening why not visit one of Madrid’s many fine restaurants where you have the chance to try some of the local dishes? (BB) Hotel: NH Leganés 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 Optional Experience to the medieval city of Toledo, the ancient capital of Castile. Tonight dine with your companions as you celebrate a memorable holiday. (BB, D) Day 13 | Depart Madrid Say ‘adios’ to your companions after a wonderful holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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DEPARTURES

WHEN YOU CAN GO Start End

Start End

April Sat 07 Sat 14 Sat 21 Sat 28

Thu 19 Thu 26 Thu 03 Thu 10

August Sat 04 Sat 11 Sat 18 Sat 25

May Sat 05 Sat 12 Sat 19 Sat 26

Thu 17 Thu 24 Thu 31 Thu 07

June Sat 02 Sat 09 Sat 16 Sat 23 Sat 30

Thu 14 Thu 21 Thu 28 Thu 05 Thu 12

July Sat 07 Sat 14 Sat 21 Sat 28

Thu 19 Thu 26 Thu 02 Thu 09

Thu 16 Thu 23 Thu 30 Thu 06

September Sat 01 Thu 13 Sat 08 Thu 20 Sat 15 Thu 27 Sat 22 Thu 04 Sat 29 Thu 11 October Sat 06 Sat 13

Thu 18 Thu 25

YOUR SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS Past guest discount

SAVE up to A$103

Multiple trip discount Young traveller discount Triple room discount

SAVE up to A$51 SAVE SAVE

A$200

A$50 p.p.

WHATS INCLUDED ON YOUR TOUR

8 Unbeatable Features* 12 Buffet breakfasts 4 Three course dinners

IMPORTANT INFO AND

Day 7 | Seville Sightseeing and Free Time Admire the great monuments and sights of Seville with your Local Specialist on your included morning sightseeing tour. View the pools and pavilions in Maria Luisa Park, constructed for the 1929 Exposition. Explore the city at your own pace or join an Optional Experience to visit the elegant Moorish Alcazar. Tonight, you might like to sample some traditional tapas. (BB)

FINER DETAILS

Airport transfers: On arrival at Barcelona Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12pm 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 11am. Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak with your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your specific requirements.

Day 8 | 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,

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$158 per person. WiFi: See page 92 for details.

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Highlights of Spain, Morocco and Portugal

Memorable Highlights • Madrid Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes Puerta del Sol, The Cervantes Memorial and the Cibeles Fountain • Toledo Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the synagogue and cathedral. Visit a steel workshop • Granada Enjoy a scenic drive to this Moorish city • Fez Sightseeing includes a walking tour of the Medina and views of the Royal Palace

SPAIN SALAMANCA 1

1 2 MADRID

PORTUGAL Toledo

Fátima

2 LISBON

• Marrakesh Visit Bahia Palace and Djemaa elFna Square during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist

SEVILLE 2

1 GRANADA 1 COSTA DEL SOL

• Casablanca View the Corniche and see the Hassan II Mosque FERRY

• Rabat View the Mausoleum and Royal Palace during your orientation

TANGIER 1

• Seville Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the Cathedral and Giralda Tower

Atlas Mountains

• Lisbon View Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries on your sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist

2 FEZ

Rabat Casablanca

Sahara Desert

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

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Highlights of Spain, Morocco and Portugal

CostSaver Regional

16 Days – 3 Countries From: A$2350

(per person twin share)

Day 1 | Arrive Madrid (2 Nights) Welcome to Madrid. After check-in there is time to unwind and relax. This evening, why not dine in one of the many restaurants lining the lively Plaza Mayor. Hotel: Eurostar Gran Alcobendas Day 2 | Madrid Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Specialist 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 an Optional Experience to the medieval UNESCO World Heritage city of Segovia. (BB) Day 3 | Madrid - Toledo - Granada Today drive to ancient Toledo and see the cathedral and the ancient synagogue with your Local Specialist. Visit a steel workshop to see some fine examples of the famous Toledo steel-craft. Travel through Andalucia to the Moorish city of Granada. (BB, D) Hotel: Macia Condor Day 4 | Granada - Costa Del Sol Enjoy free time this morning to explore or join an Optional Experience suggested by your Travel Director. Then travel towards Malaga, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso and the gateway to the Costa del Sol. (BB) Hotel: Tryp Guadalmar/Tryp Alameda Day 5 | Costa Del Sol - Fez (2 Nights) The day begins with a scenic coastal drive before boarding the ferry to Morocco, from the dramatic Rif Mountains to the imperial city of Fez, the culture of the land is as rich as it is diverse. (BB, D) Hotel: Volubilus Day 6 | Fez Sightseeing and Free Time This morning your guided sightseeing tour includes views of the Royal Palace. Admire traditional Moroccan handiwork during a visit to a carpet cooperative. Experience the atmosphere of this exotic city with time to relax. Tonight consider joining an Optional Experience to a traditional Arabian dinner, complete with belly dancing. (BB) Day 7 | Fez - Marrakesh (2 Nights) Today travel to the city of Marrakesh, Africa’s most popular year-round sun resort, once the favourite holiday spot of Sir Winston Churchill. (BB) Hotel: Atlas Asni Day 8 | Marrakesh Sightseeing and Free Time This morning your guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist 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 Optional Experience to a Berber village in the Ourika Valley. (BB, D) Day 9 | Marrakesh - Casablanca - Rabat - Tangier Today continue on to Casablanca. On arrival your orientation 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 Mohammed V Mausoleum and Royal Palace. Arrive later in Tangier. (BB, D) Hotel: Atlas Rif & Spa Day 10 | Tangier - Seville (2 Nights) Board the ferry for the return journey back across the Straits of Gibraltar to the Spanish mainland. Continue your journey to the capital of Andalucia, Seville for a two-night stay. (BB, D) Hotel: MA Congress Day 11 | Seville Sightseeing and Free Time Admire the great monuments and sights of Seville with your Local Specialist. See the tiled fountains, pavilions and lush palms in the Maria Luisa Park, renowned for its landscape design and walk through the imposing Plaza de España. Marvel at the mighty Cathedral and La Giralda Bell Tower. This evening why not experience the fire and passion of a Spanish flamenco show? (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 Lisbon, a great seafaring city. Tonight consider a traditional Portuguese dinner with entertainment. (BB) Hotel: Olaias Park 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 Specialist. Then time at leisure to maybe take an Optional Experience to discover Portugal’s Golden Triangle of Queluz, Cascais and Estoril. (BB) Day 14 | Lisbon - Fátima - Salamanca A scenic drive north through the magnificent Serra d’Aire Mountains brings you to the Shrine at Fátima, 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. (BB) Hotel: Vincci Ciudad De Salamanca Day 15 | Salamanca - Madrid Your journey continues through the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains to Madrid, Europe’s highest capital city. Tonight enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers on the final night of your holiday. (BB, D) Hotel: Meliá Avenida América 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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YOUR SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS Past guest discount

SAVE up to A$133

Multiple trip discount

SAVE up to A$66

Young traveller discount Triple room discount

SAVE SAVE

A$260

A$60 p.p.

WHATS INCLUDED ON YOUR TOUR

9 Unbeatable Features* 15 Buffet breakfasts 6 Three course dinners

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS

Airport transfers: On arrival at Madrid Airport transfers will operate at 10.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Madrid Airport at 8.30am and 11am. Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak with your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your specific requirements. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$195 per person. WiFi: See page 92 for details. For CostSaver’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95.

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Jewels of France including Normandy

Memorable Highlights • Paris Sightseeing includes views of the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées and the Eiffel Tower • Rouen View the cathedral • Honfleur Visit this picturesque port • Normandy Visit the D-Day Landing beach of Omaha • Mont St. Michel Visit the island town and view the abbey • Loire Valley Visit the magnificent Château de Chenonceau with your Local Specialist. View the Château at Chambord

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8 Days – 1 Country From: A$1350

(per person twin share)

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: Courtyard by Marriott La Defense West - Colombes Day 2 | Paris - Rouen - Honfleur - Deauville This morning arrive in the medieval town of Rouen, famous for its association with Joan of Arc. View the Cathedral before continuing north to Honfleur. Stop here to explore the picturesque port town. Arrive later at your Normandy hotel in Deauville, the elegant resort renowned for its racecourse, harbour and international film festival. (BB) Hotel: Ibis Styles Centre Day 3 | Deauville - D-Day Landing Beaches - Mont St. Michel - Rennes Travel to the historic D-Day Landing beach and the American cemetery at Omaha Beach. Then continue your journey to visit Mont St. Michel and view the abbey. Later arrive in the capital of the Brittany region, Rennes, once the parliamentary, administrative and garrison city for the Kingdom of France after the French Revolution. Explore the historic town centre of Rennes or perhaps take a stroll in Parc du Thabor. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Centre Gare Day 4 | Rennes - Tours (2 Nights) Continue your journey through scenic countryside to the Loire Valley. Spanning 280km this area is famed for its natural beauty and abundance of vineyard, fruit orchards and asparagus fields lining the banks of the Loire River. It has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Check into your hotel in the largest city for a two night stay. (BB) Hotel: Ibis Styles Sud

Day 8 | 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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AND DISCOUNTS

Will be back! Excellent value and trip! We loved it. Great experience and itinerary. Excellent coach driver and travel director. Wonderful trip!

NANCY, USA 2017

Past guest discount

SAVE up to A$78

Multiple trip discount

SAVE up to A$39

Young traveller discount Triple room discount

SAVE SAVE

A$150

A$10 p.p.

WHATS INCLUDED ON YOUR TOUR

8 Unbeatable Features* 7 Buffet breakfast 2 Three course dinners

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS

Airport transfers: On arrival at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport transfers will operate at 8am, 11am and 2pm. 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 8am and 11.30am.

Day 6 | Tours - Chenonceau Chambord - Paris (2 Nights) Your Local Specialist 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 splendid Château de Chambord before returning to Paris. This evening consider an Optional Experience to a Parisian cabaret. (BB) Hotel: Courtyard By Marriott La Defense West - Colombes

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$97 per person. WiFi: See page 92 for details. For CostSaver’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95.

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Day 5 | Loire Valley Sightseeing Explore the beauty and scenery of the Loire Valley during a sightseeing drive of this popular and picturesque part of France. Enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening. (BB, D)

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Day 7 | Paris Orientation and Free Time This morning your sightseeing tour features views of the Eiffel Tower, Champs Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe. Spend the rest of the day as you wish. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (BB, D)

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Highlights of France

Memorable Highlights • Paris Sightseeing includes views of the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées and the Eiffel Tower • Beaune Visit this charming town • Lyon Orientation tour of this gastronomic city • Avignon View St. Bénezet Bridge and the Papal Palace • Monaco Visit the Principality • Cannes Visit the home of the annual film festival • Pont du Gard View the Roman Aqueduct

Honfleur Rouen Omaha Beach

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D-Day Landing Beaches

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• Carcassonne Visit this beautifully preserved walled city

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Chambord Amboise Chenonceau

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• Lourdes View St. Bernadette’s Grotto • Biarritz Visit this glamorous resort

FRANCE

• Bordeaux Orientation tour • St. Émilion Visit the famous wine village • Loire Valley Visit the magnificent Château de Chenonceau with your Local Specialist. View the Châteaux at Amboise and Chambord • Mont St. Michel Visit the island town and view the abbey

• Rouen View the cathedral

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CostSaver Regional

13 Days – 2 Countries From: A$2225 (per person twin share) Start: Paris - End: Paris

Day 1 | Arrive Paris (2 Nights) 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: Novotel 14 Porte d’Orleans Day 2 | Paris Orientation and Free Time This morning your orientation features views of the Eiffel Tower, Champs Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe. Spend the rest of the day as you wish or join an Optional Experience to a Parisian Cabaret. (BB) Day 3 | Paris - Beaune - Lyon Visit medieval Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. Arrive later in Lyon, a dynamic cultural city. Enjoy an orientation tour en route to your hotel. (BB) Hotel: Campanile Lyon Centre Berges Du Rhone Day 4 | Lyon - Avignon - Monaco - French Riviera (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 your hotel on the glamorous French Riviera. (BB, D) Hotel: Appart’City Confort Cannes Day 5 | Cannes 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 explore the town of Cannes famous for its film festival. (BB) Day 6 | French Riviera - Pont Du Gard - Nîmes View the Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct spanning the Gardon River which was built in the 1st century AD to supply water to the nearby towns. Continue to your hotel in Nîmes. (BB, D) Hotel: C Suites Nîmes Day 7 | Nîmes - Carcassonne - Lourdes Drive to Carcassonne for an orientation of this walled medieval town. Visit Lourdes nestled in the foothills of the Pyrénées 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: Mercure Imperial

Day 10 | Loire Valley and Château Excursion Your Local Specialist 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 Vinci is said to be buried and view the splendid Château de Chambord. Tonight why not try delicious local Touraine cuisine? (BB) Day 11 | Tours - Mont St. Michel - D-Day Landing Beaches (Omaha) - Deauville Head north through the picturesque countryside of the Loire Valley and Normandy. Visit Mont St. Michel and view the abbey. Then continue to the historic D-Day Landing beach 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 Centre Day 12 | Deauville - Honfleur - Rouen - Paris 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, where you may consider an Optional Experience to a local restaurant. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Pont De Sevres 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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YOUR SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS Past guest discount

SAVE up to A$126

Multiple trip discount

SAVE up to A$63 SAVE

Young traveller discount Triple room discount

SAVE

A$250

A$100 p.p.

WHATS INCLUDED ON YOUR TOUR

8 Unbeatable Features* 12 Buffet breakfasts 5 Three course dinners

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$158 per person. WiFi: See page 92 for details. For CostSaver’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95.

Day 9 | Bordeaux - St. Émilion - Tours (2 Nights) Enjoy a scenic drive to the hilltop village of St. Émilion which is famous for its wine. Continue past the strange buildings of Futuroscope, the amusement and science theme park at Poitiers, to the Loire Valley. (BB, D) Hotel: Ibis Styles Sud

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DEPARTURES

Airport transfers: On arrival at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport transfers will operate at 8am, 11am and 2pm. 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 8am and 11.30am.

Day 8 | 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. (BB) Hotel: Ibis Centre Meriadeck

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Irish Wonder

Memorable Highlights • Dublin With your Local Specialist see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the glorious Georgian Squares, and Christchurch Cathedral on your panoramic sightseeing tour • Boyle View the Cistercian Abbey

Donegal

• Knock Visit the pilgrimage site

Belleek

• Belleek Pottery Visit the famous pottery factory • County Donegal Visit this picturesque area

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• Galway View Galway Cathedral and Eyre Square

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Boyle

Knock

• Cliffs of Moher View the stunning seascape from the cliffs and visit the Atlantic Edge exhibition in the eco-friendly Visitor Centre

Connemara Galway

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

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Cliffs of Moher

• Dingle Peninsula Enjoy the beautiful countryside along the Dingle peninsula, Ireland’s most westerly point

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• Blarney Kiss the Blarney Stone during your visit of Blarney Castle and acquire the gift of the gab Dingle Peninsula

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8 Days – 2 Countries From: A$1275

(per person twin share)

Start: Dublin - End: Dublin

Day 1 | Arrive Dublin - Sightseeing Welcome to Dublin. Relax after check-in. Later your Local Specialist takes you on a panoramic sightseeing tour, which includes views of Dublin Castle, Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Merrion Square. It’s a great introduction to your Irish journey. Hotel: Maldron Newlands Cross Day 2 | Dublin - Boyle - Knock - Ballina (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 Ballina. (FB, D) Hotel: Twin Trees

Day 8 | Depart Dublin Say farewell to your Travel Director and newfound friends as your memorable holiday in the Emerald Isle comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (FB)

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 to the ‘Atlantic Edge’ exhibition. Return to Shannon for free time exploring on your own or perhaps join your Travel Director for an Optional Experience to Bunratty Folk Park. (FB, D)

WHEN YOU CAN GO

The trip was great especially the pricing. The hotels were very nice and the selection of food was delicious. Our tour director was very knowledgeable and the driver was very experienced. I would definitely book a tour with costsaver again.

MARIE, USA 2017

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YOUR SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS Past guest discount

SAVE up to A$75

Multiple trip discount

SAVE up to A$37

Young traveller discount Triple room discount

SAVE A$140 SAVE A$50 p.p.

WHATS INCLUDED ON YOUR TOUR

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS

Airport transfers: On arrival at Dublin Airport transfers will operate at 8.30am, 11am and 1pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Dublin Airport at 7am, 9am and 11am.

Day 7 | Tralee - Blarney - Dublin Visit Blarney Castle and 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: Citywest

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$97 per person. WiFi: See page 92 for details. For CostSaver’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95.

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8 Unbeatable Features* 7 Full breakfasts 3 Three course dinners

Day 6 | Shannon (near Limerick) - Dingle Peninsula - Tralee This morning in Limerick your orientation drive includes views of St. Mary’s Cathedral and King John’s Castle. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Dingle Peninsula. See the unspoilt and colourful villages and fishing harbours of Ireland’s most westerly point. Later, arrive in the town of Tralee, famed for its annual ‘Rose of Tralee’ festival and beauty pageant before arriving at your hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Earl of Desmond

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Day 3 | Belleek (Northern Ireland) - County Donegal Excursion Travel across the border into Northern Ireland for a visit to the Belleek Pottery centre. Visit traditional weavers in the town of Donegal where you also view the 15th century castle. Stop at Drumcliffe to view the grave of renowned Irish poet W.B Yeats. See the harbour town of Mullaghmore, before returning to your hotel in Ballina. (FB) Day 4 | Ballina - Westport - Galway Shannon (near 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. Tonight why not join your Travel Director and companions for a medieval banquet in an Irish castle? (FB) Hotel: Castle Oaks House

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Britain and Ireland Delight

Memorable Highlights • Stratford-upon-Avon Visit the town of Shakespeare’s birth • York View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles. See the city walls

SCOTLAND

• Glasgow View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour • Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the new Parliament Building as well as the Castle • Belfast See Belfast City Hall and Queen’s University • Dublin Sightseeing with your Local Specialist to see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, the glorious Georgian Squares and Trinity College • Kilkenny View Kilkenny Castle and gardens

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• Bath Visit the Georgian spa town

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• Waterford Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom • Cardiff See the Millennium Stadium and view Cardiff Castle

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8 Days – 5 Countries From: A$1250

(per person twin share)

Day 1 | London - Stratford-upon-Avon York - Bradford This morning visit Stratford-upon-Avon, where you have time to see the sights and shop for souvenirs. During your orientation of York 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 Bradford where you dine tonight. (D) Hotel: Jurys Inn Day 2 | Bradford - Lake District - 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 of the cathedral, the magnificent George Square and the River Clyde, former heart of the shipbuilding industry. (FB) Hotel: Ibis City Centre Day 3 | Edinburgh Excursion Today visit Edinburgh. Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city. View the famous castle, the Royal Mile, historic Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat and the new Scottish Parliament building. Admire the elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town. Later enjoy free time to explore at leisure. (FB) Day 4 | Glasgow - Belfast - Dublin (2 Nights) Follow the rugged Ayrshire coast past the island called Ailsa Craig, the stepping stone from Scotland to Ireland, then board a ferry for the short crossing to Northern Ireland. See 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: Citywest

Day 7 | Waterford - Cardiff Cross St. George’s Channel 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 Day 8 | Cardiff - Bath - Windsor - London Cross the Severn Estuary into England and the glorious city of Bath. See splendid Georgian architecture during your orientation. Perhaps consider a visit to the Roman Baths. View the world’s oldest and largest inhabited castle during your visit to Windsor. Why not enjoy a stroll along the banks of the river or shop for Royal souvenirs. Later arrive back in London where your amazing holiday ends. (FB)

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS

Your London Hotel: Hilton Olympia/Ibis Earls Court For rates and full details please see page 96. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through CostSaver. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$96 per person. WiFi: See page 92 for details. For CostSaver’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95.

WANT MORE INCLUDED? Have you seen Trafalgar’s similar ‘Britain and Ireland Highlights’? This trip includes exclusive Insider Experiences, more meals and upgraded hotels – visit trafalgar.com

Day 5 | Dublin Sightseeing and Free Time See Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral and the stately Georgian squares with your Local Specialist. 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 Optional Experience to an Irish cabaret. (FB)

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YOUR SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS Past guest discount

SAVE up to A$75

Multiple trip discount

SAVE up to A$37

Triple room discount

SAVE A$140 SAVE A$10 p.p.

WHATS INCLUDED ON YOUR TOUR

11 Unbeatable Features* 7 Full breakfasts 2 Three course dinners

* Get the best available price on this trip with our new Ready To Go rate. For up to date prices, availability, optional experiences and all Unbeatable Features visit

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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: Treacy’s

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Memorable Highlights • Windsor View the castle • Bath Visit the Georgian spa town • Chester View the Tudor architecture and the half-timbered buildings known as the ‘Rows’ • Grasmere Visit the village of Grasmere and view the grave of Wordsworth

SCOTTISH

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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

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• Glasgow View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour of Glasgow

Hadrian’s Wall Gretna Green

• Loch Lomond See the freshwater lake with the largest surface area in Britain

Lake District

Grasmere

• Fort William See the Commando Memorial and Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. Enjoy a scenic drive through Glencoe, the infamous Glen of the Weeping

York

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• St. Andrews View the 18th green on St. Andrews Old Course

ENGLAND

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

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

Bath

• York View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles

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Day 1 | London - Windsor - Bath - Gloucester This morning visit Windsor and view the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. 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 Gloucester. (D) Hotel: Hatton Court Day 2 | Gloucester - Chester - Liverpool This morning travel north to the town of Chester where you view the Roman walls, cathedral and the black and white half-timbered buildings known as ‘The Rows’. Why not join your fellow travellers on an excursion to North Wales to visit the town of Llangollen, home of the International Eisteddfod. Later arrive at your hotel. (FB) Hotel: Ibis Centre Albert Dock Day 3 | Liverpool - Lake District - Gretna Green - Glasgow Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Windermere as you head north to visit Grasmere where the poet, William Wordsworth lived and wrote his most acclaimed poem, ‘Daffodils’. 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 City Centre 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, on to Fort William, which lies in the shadow of the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, whose summit stands at 4,411 feet above sea level. Dine tonight at your Highland hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Laggan Gaskmore Day 5 | Scottish Highlands - St. Andrews - Near 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 Optional Experience 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 green. Known as the home of golf, the game has been played here for over 600 years. Tonight why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes? (FB) Hotel: Airth Castle

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on your own or join your Travel Director on an Optional Experience to the Royal Yacht Britannia in nearby Leith. During the Festival tickets to the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included. (FB) Day 7 | Edinburgh - York - Bradford 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 buildings in the world. Finish the day in Bradford, where you dine tonight at your hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Jurys Inn Day 8 | Bradford - 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 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)

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3 Edinburgh Tattoo 03-25 August 2018: We’ve included Tattoo tickets when you’re in Edinburgh during these dates.

YOUR SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS Past guest discount

SAVE up to A$78

Multiple trip discount

SAVE up to A$39

Young traveller discount

Everything about the trip was amazing. The Travel director knew her stuff. 10 out of 10 for Selene (Travel director). Travel director showed us so so so much that the experience was mind blowing.

MELANIE, NEW ZEALAND 2017

Triple room discount

SAVE A$140 SAVE A$10 p.p.

WHATS INCLUDED ON YOUR TOUR

10 Unbeatable Features* 7 Full breakfasts 3 Three course dinners

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS

Your London Hotel: Hilton Olympia/Ibis Earls Court For rates and full details please see page 96. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through CostSaver.

Day 6 | Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time This morning’s sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist includes views of the Georgian New Town, Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Spend free time exploring

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$96 per person. WiFi: See page 92 for details. For CostSaver’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95.

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• Windsor View the castle • Bath Visit the Georgian spa city • Cardiff See the Millennium Stadium and view Cardiff Castle • Waterford Visit the Crystal Showroom • Youghal Visit this picturesque fishing port • Blarney Kiss the Blarney Stone during SCOTLAND your visit of Blarney Castle • Adare View the prettiest village in Ireland EDINBURGH 2 • Limerick View St. Mary’s Cathedral and (PEEBLES) King John’s Castle Jedburgh • Galway View Galway Cathedral Gretna Green • Dublin With your Local Specialist, see Hadrian’s Wall St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Lake Christchurch Cathedral, the glorious Georgian Grasmere District Squares, and Trinity College York REPUBLIC OF • Chester View the Tudor architecture IRELAND DUBLIN • Grasmere Visit the village of Grasmere and view MANCHESTER 1 LEEDS Galway 2 1 the grave of Wordsworth Anglesey • Gretna Green Visit Gretna Green, popular with Chester SHANNON 1 Limerick eloping couples since 1754 FERRY 1 Stratford-upon-Avon • Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Specialist TRALEE AdareWATERFORD 1 1 WARWICK includes the main sights ENGLAND Blarney Rosslare FERRY • Jedburgh View the abbey ruins Killarney Bladon Oxford Youghal 1 • Hadrian’s Wall View the remains of the Roman wall Bath LONDON Pembroke CARDIFF • York View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles Windsor • Stratford-upon-Avon Visit the town of Shakespeare’s birth and see Anne Hathaway’s cottage • Bladon View Sir Winston Churchill’s grave • Oxford View the Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera

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Day 1 | London - Windsor - Bath - Cardiff This morning meet your Travel Director and travelling companions as you set off on your holiday. Visit Windsor and view the impressive castle. See elegant Georgian architecture in the World Heritage city of Bath. Cross the vast Severn Estuary to Cardiff, capital of Wales, where you dine tonight. (D) Hotel: Copthorne Day 2 | Cardiff - Pembroke - Waterford Admire Cardiff Castle then journey through beautiful countryside via Carmarthen. See 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: Treacy’s 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: Earl of Desmond Day 4 | Tralee - Dingle Peninsula Limerick - Shannon (near Limerick) This morning enjoy a scenic drive along the Dingle Peninsula. See the unspoilt and colourful villages and fishing harbours of Ireland’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: Aherlow House Day 5 | Shannon (near 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 Galway. View the cathedral before heading across lush countryside to Dublin, Ireland’s capital. Tonight why not join your travelling companions for an Irish Cabaret? (FB) Hotel: Citywest Day 6 | Dublin Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of Dublin with views of Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Dublin Castle. Spend the rest of your day as you choose. (FB) Day 7 | Dublin - Chester - Manchester 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, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwll llantysiliogogogoch. Enjoy the scenery of the north coast of Wales on the way to Chester, where you have time to walk along the medieval walls and

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appreciate the famous ‘Chester Rows’. Arrive later in Manchester. (FB) Hotel: AC Salford Quays Day 8 | Manchester - Lake District Edinburgh (Peebles) (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. Tonight why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes? (FB) Hotel: Hydro Day 9 | Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time This morning’s sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist includes views of the Georgian New Town, Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Spend free time exploring on your own or join your Travel Director on an Optional Experience to the Royal Yacht Britannia in nearby Leith. During the Festival, tickets to the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included. (FB) Day 10 | Edinburgh (Peebles) - 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. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Holiday Inn Garforth Day 11 | Leeds - Stratford-upon-Avon - Warwick This morning visit Stratford-upon-Avon where you have time to see the sights, including Anne Hathaway’s cottage, and shop for souvenirs. In your free time why not visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Visitor Centre for an in-depth look at the great man’s life? (FB) Hotel: Ramada Centre Day 12 | Warwick - Oxford - London Enjoy a scenic drive through the glorious Cotswolds to the little churchyard in 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)

WANT MORE INCLUDED? Have you seen Trafalgar’s similar ‘Wonders of Britain and Ireland’? This trip includes exclusive Insider Experiences, more meals and upgraded hotels – visit trafalgar.com

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3 Edinburgh Tattoo 03-25 August 2018: We’ve included Tattoo tickets when you’re in Edinburgh during these dates.

YOUR SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS Past guest discount

SAVE up to A$115

Multiple trip discount

SAVE up to A$57

Young traveller discount Triple room discount

SAVE A$210 SAVE A$10 p.p.

WHATS INCLUDED ON YOUR TOUR

11 Unbeatable Features* 11 Full breakfasts 4 Three course dinners

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS

Your London Hotel: Hilton Olympia For rates and full details please see page 96. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through CostSaver. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$143 per person. WiFi: See page 92 for details. For CostSaver’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95.

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Britain and Ireland Explorer

Memorable Highlights • Stratford-upon-Avon Visit the town of Shakespeare’s Birth • York View York Minster and the Shambles

Loch Ness

• Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the Castle

Fort William

• St. Andrews View the 18th green

DONEGAL NORTHERN

• Chester View the timbered buildings known as the ‘Rows’

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• Dublin Sightseeing with a Local Specialist. See St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity College

Gretna Green

IRELAND Belleek

Hadrian’s Wall

Lake Pennines District York

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Dingle

HAYDOCK

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Cliffs of Moher

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Galway

• Dingle Peninsula Enjoy the beautiful scenery

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• Galway View Galway Cathedral

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• Lake District View Lake Windermere

• Cardiff See the Millennium Stadium and view Cardiff Castle

Pitlochry

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• Glasgow View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour

• Blarney Kiss the Blarney Stone

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• Culloden Visit the famous battlefield

• Cliffs of Moher View the cliffs and visit the Atlantic Edge exhibition

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Day 1 | London - Stratford-upon-Avon - Bradford Welcome to London. Your holiday starts with a visit to Stratford-upon-Avon. In your free time why not visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Visitor Centre for an in-depth look at the great man’s life? Later arrive at your hotel in Bradford where you dine tonight. (D) Hotel: Jurys Inn Day 2 | Bradford - 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. During the Festival, tickets to the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included. (FB) Hotel: Airth Castle Day 3 | Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time This morning’s sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist includes views of the Georgian New Town, Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Tonight why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes? (FB) Day 4 | Edinburgh - St. Andrews 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: Carrbridge 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 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 to Glasgow. View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square during your orientation tour. (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Theatreland Day 7 | Glasgow - Gretna Green - Lake District - Haydock (Near Liverpool) Visit Gretna Green, where eloping lovers famously went to marry. Continue south through breathtaking scenery in the English Lake District to your hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Holiday Inn Day 8 | Haydock (near Liverpool) Chester - Dublin (2 Nights) On arrival in Chester view the medieval city walls and the half-timbered buildings known as the ‘Rows’. Later cross the Irish Sea to Dublin. (FB) Hotel: Maldron Newlands Cross

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Day 10 | Dublin - Boyle - Donegal (2 Nights) View the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey at Boyle and stop at Yeats’ grave in Drumcliff. Continue through lush countryside to Donegal, your home for the next two nights. (FB, D) Hotel: The Abbey Day 11 | County Donegal Excursion View the 15th century castle this morning in Donegal town, followed by an excursion to explore the County Donegal region, famed for its rugged beauty and as part of the Wild Atlantic Way west coast touring route. Visit the Belleek Pottery centre in Northern Ireland. (FB) Day 12 | Donegal - Galway - Cliffs of Moher - Tipperary This morning travel to Galway on the banks of the Corrib River. View the cathedral and stroll around Eyre Square. At the Cliffs of Moher view the dramatic cliffs and visit the Atlantic Edge exhibition. Later arrive at your hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Aherlow House Day 13 | Tipperary - Dingle Peninsula - Tralee Leave Tipperary and take a drive to enjoy the scenic landscape along the Dingle Peninsula. See the unspoilt and colourful villages and fishing harbours. Later arrive in the town of Tralee, famed for its annual ‘Rose of Tralee’ festival and beauty pageant. (FB) Hotel: Earl of Desmond Day 14 | Tralee - Blarney - 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: Ramada Viking Day 15 | Waterford - Cardiff Travel from Waterford to Rosslare, then by ferry to Wales. Arrive in Fishguard and drive on to Cardiff and see the Millennium Stadium and Castle during your orientation. (FB) Hotel: Copthorne Day 16 | Cardiff - Bath - Windsor - London Cross the Severn Estuary to Georgian Bath. Admire the Georgian architecture and enjoy free time to visit the Roman Baths. Visit Windsor and view the castle en route to London where your amazing holiday comes to an end. (FB)

WANT MORE INCLUDED? Have you seen Trafalgar’s similar ‘Britain and Ireland Panorama’? This trip includes exclusive Insider Experiences, more meals and upgraded hotels – visit trafalgar.com

* Get the best available price on this trip with our new Ready To Go rate. For up to date prices, availability, optional experiences and all Unbeatable Features visit

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Day 9 | Dublin Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Specialist shows you the sights of this historic city, with views of Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Dublin Castle. This afternoon enjoy free time to explore the city. (FB)

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3 Edinburgh Tattoo 03-25 August 2018: We’ve included Tattoo tickets when you’re in Edinburgh during these dates.

YOUR SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS Past guest discount

SAVE up to A$143

Multiple trip discount

SAVE up to A$71

Young traveller discount

SAVE A$270

Triple room discount

SAVE A$10 p.p.

WHATS INCLUDED ON YOUR TOUR

11 Unbeatable Features* 15 Full breakfasts 6 Three course dinners

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS

Your London Hotel: Hilton Olympia For rates and full details please see page 96. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through CostSaver. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$191 per person. WiFi: See page 92 for details. For CostSaver’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95.

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Highlights of Poland

Memorable Highlights • Warsaw Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes a visit to the old town of the city • Gdansk Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes a visit to see the major sights of the Amber city • Toruń Stop in the scenic UNESCO World Heritage town birthplace to Nicolaus Copernicus

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• Wroclaw Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes Wroclaw Cathedral, Salt Square and the Old Town Hall • Zakopane Overnight in the town at the foothills of the Tatra Mountains • Kraków Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes a visit to the Cloth hall and the Mariacki Church

Toruń

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• Auschwitz Visit the poignant former concentration camp • Jasna Góra Monastery Visit the monastery which is home to Poland’s most famous shrine to the Virgin Mary featuring the Black Madonna with a Local Specialist

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11 Days – 1 Country From: A$1750

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Day 1 | Arrive Warsaw (2 Nights) Welcome to Warsaw. After check-in this afternoon, relax and unwind or take a stroll through the city. This evening meet your fellow travellers and Travel Director at the hotel. Hotel: Novotel Centrum Day 2 | Warsaw Sightseeing This morning enjoy a comprehensive guided sightseeing tour of this fascinating city with a Local Specialist. See all the main sights and hear about how in 1945 the city was rebuilt after the devastation of the bombings during the Second World War. You may also wish to consider an Optional Experience to Wilanow Palace. (BB) Day 3 | Warsaw - Gdansk Sightseeing (2 Nights) Travel to Gdansk known as the amber capital of the world. It is one of the oldest cities in Poland and famous for being the centre where Lech Walesa co-founded the famous Solidarity movement. On arrival enjoy a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist and view the major attractions of this Baltic city. Tonight dinner is served at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Novotel Centrum Day 4 | Gdansk Free Time or Optional Experience to Malbork Today is a completely free day to explore the city independently or consider joining an Optional Experience to visit Malbork Castle which was founded by the Teutonic Order of knights in 1274. (BB) Day 5 | Gdansk - Toruń - Wroclaw (2 Nights) Stop in the medieval town of Toruń this morning, famed for being the birthplace of the Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue on to Wroclaw which was the European Capital of Culture in 2016 and is the capital of Lower Silesia and the fourth-largest city in Poland. Tonight enjoy dinner at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Novotel City Day 6 | Wroclaw Sightseeing This morning enjoy a guided tour of the city with a Local Specialist. This city was at one time or another ruled by Poland, Bohemia, Austria, Prussia and Germany. Discover its complex history and see some of the most important sites including Wroclaw Cathedral, the Main Market Square, Old Town Hall and Salt Square which was a former medieval marketplace and today hosts a flower market. This afternoon your Travel Director will suggest an Optional Experience or you may continue to explore this magical city. (BB)

Experience mountain excursion. Later check-in to your hotel where you will enjoy dinner. (BB, D) Hotel: Mercure Kasprowy Day 8 | Zakopane - Kraków Sightseeing (2 Nights) Travel today to the picturesque city of Kraków. View the Royal Castle and Cathedral on Wawel Hill during a sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. Your walking tour through the Old Town includes a visit to the Cloth Hall and the Mariacki Church. This evening, perhaps sample some lively Polish entertainment with dinner. (BB) Hotel: Ibis Centrum/Ibis Stare Miasto Day 9 | Excursion to Auschwitz and Kraków Free Time Travel this morning to visit the poignant former concentration camp at Auschwitz, a permanent reminder of the horrors perpetrated during the Holocaust. This afternoon you will have free time to explore Kraków. (BB) Day 10 | Kraków - Optional Experience to Wieliczka Salt Mines - Czestochowa (Jasna Góra Monastery) - Warsaw This morning consider an Optional Experience to visit the Wieliczka Salt Mines, comprising a labyrinth of tunnels with around 22 chambers. There are dozens of statues, underground lakes and a full-sized church carved out of rock salt. Later leave Kraków and travel to Jasna Góra Monastery which you will visit with a Local Specialist. This is Poland’s most famous shrine to the Virgin Mary featuring the iconic Black Madonna of Czestochowa. Find out about the history of this very important monastic site which is revered in Poland. Finish the day in Warsaw where this trip around Poland started. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with newfound friends at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Novotel Centrum Day 11 | Depart Warsaw Say farewell to your newfound friends at the end of a wonderful holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$134 per person. WiFi: See page 92 for details. For CostSaver’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95.

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Day 7 | Wroclaw - Zakopane Your journey today takes you towards the foot of the Tatra Mountains, the highest mountain range of the Carpathians which stretch roughly 1500km across Central Europe. Spend time enjoying the local town or consider taking an Optional

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Memorable Highlights • Munich Orientation includes the Olympic Stadium and Marienplatz • Regensburg Orientation includes the old city walls • Prague Walking tour with a Local Specialist includes views of St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square

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• Bratislava Visit the capital of Slovakia • Budapest Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes Fisherman’s Bastion, the Church of St. Matthias and Gellert Hill • Győr Visit this historical town

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• Salzburg Visit this charming city, the birthplace of Mozart

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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 Marienplatz, featuring a Glockenspiel clock and the Town Hall. This evening you might like to soak up the atmosphere with a stein of beer at one of the beer halls, for which Bavaria is world-renowned. Hotel: Holiday Inn South Day 2 | Munich - Regensburg - Prague (2 Nights) Travel north to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Regensburg, a medieval gem. Continue into the Czech Republic and it’s vibrant capital Prague. Experience this must-see destination steeped in ancient and modern history. (BB, D) Hotel: Plaza Alta Day 3 | Prague Sightseeing and Free Time Admire the sights of Prague with your Local Specialist 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 trip continues across the River Vltava into 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. Later consider a cruise on the river and view the city from a different perspective. (BB) 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 Day 5 | Budapest Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Specialist 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 building. (BB)

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 Experience to a local restaurant on the edge of Vienna for dinner. (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: Austria Trend West Day 9 | Salzburg - Munich Don’t miss the opportunity to take an Optional Experience to the Eagle’s Nest near Berchtesgaden in Germany, with spectacular views across the surrounding valleys. On arrival in Munich, see the Olympic Stadium before reaching your hotel. (BB) Hotel: Leonardo City South 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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8 Unbeatable Features* 9 Buffet breakfasts 2 Three course dinners

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS

Airport transfers: On arrival at Munich Airport transfers will operate at 10am and 1pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Munich Airport at 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$122 per person. WiFi: See page 92 for details.

Day 7 | Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time The Hofburg, State Opera House, Imperial Boulevards, the impressive City Hall – your Local Specialist shows you all these landmarks and more

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Day 6 | Budapest - Győr - Vienna (2 Nights) Cross the picturesque Transdanubia region dotted with orchards and vineyards. Visit the historical town of Győr, 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: Bellevue Wien

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Memorable Highlights • Frankfurt Orientation tour includes the Old Town • Berlin Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate and Tiergarten • Poznan Visit the town known as the ‘cradle of the Polish state’

BERLIN

• Kraków Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes the cathedral and Royal Castle on Wawel Hill

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• Győr Visit this medieval city • Vienna Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of Vienna’s State Opera House, the Hofburg Palace, Parliament and the Imperial Boulevards

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• Brno See the medieval town

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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. Hotel: Mercure Airport Neu Isenburg

Day 8 | Kraków - 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

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: Vienna House Easy

Day 9 | Budapest Sightseeing and Free Time View the city’s sights with your Local Specialist 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. Tonight dine at your hotel. (BB, D)

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Day 10 | Budapest - Győr - Vienna (2 Nights) Journey through the Transdanubia region to Győr. Founded by the Romans, Győr has retained much of its medieval and Baroque charm. Continue across the Austrian border and arrive later in Vienna, famed for its classical music. Consider a guided visit to Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburgs. (BB) Hotel: Ibis Wien Mariahilf

Day 3 | Berlin Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Specialist 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 Experience 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 former Polish capital of Poznan and view the City Hall, Gothic architecture and other important sights. Arrive later in the capital Warsaw, where you dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Pulawska Residence Day 5 | Warsaw Sightseeing and Free Time Warsaw is an energetic and lively city and your Local Specialist reveals the city’s diverse history during your sightseeing tour this morning. 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 Optional Experience to Wilanow Palace, the residence of Polish King Jan Sobieski. This evening you might like to experience a recital of Chopin’s works in the city of his childhood. (BB) Day 6 | Warsaw - Czestochowa Auschwitz - Kraków (2 Nights) Travel south to Czestochowa and view the Paulite Monastery at Jasna Góra. Dating back to the 14th century, this place of pilgrimage is home to a famous icon of the Black Madonna. Then stop to visit the poignant former concentration camp at Auschwitz, a permanent reminder of the horrors perpetrated during the holocaust. Later arrive into Kraków for a two night stay. (BB, D) Hotel: Ibis Stare Miasto Day 7 | Kraków Sightseeing and Free Time Admire Kraków’s beautiful sights with your Local Specialist this morning including the city’s medieval walls and buildings, and the castle and cathedral on Wawel Hill. In your free time soak up the atmosphere in the Old Town or perhaps visit Wieliczka Salt Mines. (BB)

Day 11 | Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time From the Parliament to the Opera, the Hofburg and City Hall, your Local Specialist shows you all the sights of this beautiful imperial city. This evening consider an Optional Experience to a traditional Viennese tavern. (BB) Day 12 | Vienna - Brno - Prague (2 Nights) Leave Vienna and cross the border into the Czech Republic. See the medieval town of Brno. Journey through beautiful Bohemian countryside to the golden city of Prague. (BB, D) Hotel: Plaza Alta Day 13 | Prague Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Specialist gives you an insight into Prague’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 quaint town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. See the sights during your orientation of the city. Later return to Frankfurt where you enjoy a dinner. (BB, D) Hotel: Mercure Airport Neu Isenburg Day 15 | Depart Frankfurt This morning your memorable holiday comes to an end. Frankfurt Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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8 Unbeatable Features* 14 Buffet breakfasts 5 Three course dinners

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS

Airport transfers: On arrival at Frankfurt Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12noon and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Frankfurt Airport at 8am and 10am. Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak with your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your specific requirements. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$183 per person. WiFi: See page 92 for details. For CostSaver’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95.

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Memorable Highlights • St. Petersburg Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Winter Palace, St. Isacc’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 Specialist includes views of Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin Gardens

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Day 1 | Arrive St. Petersburg (3 Nights) Welcome to St. Petersburg, your home for the next three nights. Relax and unwind after check-in, before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers later on for dinner. (D) Hotel: Saint Petersburg

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Day 2 | St. Petersburg Sightseeing and Free Time The Tsar’s Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isacc’s Cathedral and the Statue of Peter the Great feature on your guided tour. Explore St. Peter and Paul Fortress with your Local Specialist. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. (BB)

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Day 3 | St. Petersburg Free Time Enjoy a free day to explore the city further, or visit the State Hermitage Museum, one of the oldest and largest museums in the world containing over 3 million works of art and artefacts. (BB) Day 4 | St. Petersburg - Novgorod This morning consider an Optional Experience to the summer residence of Peter the Great in Petrodvorets. Afterwards, cross the vast Russian plains 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 Day 5 | Novgorod - Tver - Moscow (3 Nights) Your journey continues through picturesque villages to the Tver region, where you stop for an included lunch. Travel via Kiln, the former home of Tchaikovsky, to the Russian capital, Moscow. (BB, L) Hotel: Best Western Izmailovo Day 6 | Moscow Sightseeing and Free Time Moscow is a city full of wonderful buildings and monuments. Your Local Specialist shows you an array of sights including Red Square and the domed St. Basil’s Cathedral. In your free time perhaps visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed Kremlin, considered to be one of the greatest architectural complexes in the world. Or visit the impressive Treasure Chambers of the Tsars, full of unique collections including priceless Faberge eggs, resplendent Imperial carriages and Catherine the Great’s diamonds. (BB)

Of the gladdest moments in human life, methinks, is a departure upon a distant journey to unknown lands.

SIR RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON (19TH-CENTURY BRITISH CONSUL, EXPLORER, ORIENTALIST AND SWORDSMAN

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Airport transfers: On arrival at St. Petersburg Airport transfers will operate at 2.30pm and 5pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport at 5am and 11am and at Moscow Domodedovo Airport at 5am and 1pm. Important Visa Information: Visas are required for this trip. Please speak with your Travel Agent when making your reservation to asses your specific requirements. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$104 per person.

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Day 8 | Depart Moscow Say goodbye to this unique country at the end of your holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Day 7 | Moscow Free Time See the sights of your choice during your free day in the city. There will be the opportunity for you to consider taking an Optional Experience to Sergiyev Posad, the largest religious and cultural centre in Russia. (BB)

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Day 1 | Arrive Copenhagen (2 Nights) Welcome to Copenhagen, capital of Denmark. Relax and unwind after check-in. Later meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers. Hotel: AC Bella Sky Day 2 | Copenhagen Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Specialist 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 at leisure. (SB) Day 3 | Copenhagen - Stockholm Travel into Sweden via the spectacular Øresund Bridge, and through lush forests and meadows bordering the shores of Lake Vättern. Continue northwards to Stockholm, Sweden’s beautiful capital. (SB) Hotel: Scandic Ariadne Day 4 | Stockholm Sightseeing - At Sea Admire Stockholm’s landmarks this morning with your Local Specialist, with views of the Royal Palace and City Hall. Built on a maze of islands linked by bridges, Stockholm is an interesting city to wander through. Soak up the atmosphere before embarking on your mini-cruise to Finland. (SB) Day 5 | At Sea - Helsinki Sightseeing and Free Time Arrive early in Finland’s capital for a sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. View Finlandia Hall, the Senate and market squares, the café-lined Esplanade and the domed Russian church. The rest of the day is yours to explore, shop for souvenirs or relax. (SB) Hotel: Holiday Inn West Day 6 | Helsinki - St. Petersburg (2 Nights) Today we leave Finland to begin our exploration of Russia. We’ll travel along the Gulf of Finland and through the forests of Karelia before reaching St. Petersburg, our home for the next two nights. Marvel at the city’s canals and colourful buildings en route to your hotel, where you will dine tonight. (SB, D) Hotel: Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya Day 7 | St. Petersburg Sightseeing and Free Time The Tsar’s Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Statue of Peter the Great feature on your guided tour. Explore St. Peter and Paul Fortress with your Local Specialist and spend the day at leisure. You might like to visit the Hermitage Museum or the residence of Peter the Great in Peterhof. (BB) Day 8 | St. Petersburg - Novgorod Cross the vast Russian plains 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

Travel via Klin, the former home of Tchaikovsky, to the Russian capital, Moscow. (BB, L) Hotel: Holiday Inn Suschevsky Day 10 | Moscow Sightseeing and Free Time Moscow is a city full of wonderful buildings and monuments. Your Local Specialist shows you an array of sights including Red Square and the domed St. Basil’s Cathedral. In your free time, consider visiting the impressive Treasure Chamber of the Tsars. (BB) Day 11 | Moscow - Smolensk - 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: Planeta 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, D) Hotel: Pulawska Residence Day 13 | Warsaw Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Specialist 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 | Depart Warsaw Say goodbye to your Travel Director and travelling companions at the end of your memorable holiday. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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MUTSHUTSHU, SOUTH AFRICA 2017

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September Sat 01 Fri 14 Fri 21 Sat 08 Sat 15 Fri 28 Fri 05 Sat 22 Sat 29 Fri 12

YOUR SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS Past guest discount

SAVE up to A$150

Multiple trip discount Young traveller discount Triple room discount

SAVE up to A$75 SAVE A$290 SAVE A$70 p.p.

WHATS INCLUDED ON YOUR TOUR

9 Unbeatable Features* 5 Scandinavian breakfasts 8 Buffet breakfasts 3 Three course lunches 4 Three course dinners

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS

Airport transfers: On arrival at Copenhagen Airport transfers will operate at 9am, 12noon and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Warsaw Airport at 7.30am and 10am. Important Visa Information: Visas are required for this trip. Please speak with your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your specific requirements. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$170 per person.

Day 9 | Novgorod - Tver - Moscow (2 Nights) Your journey continues through picturesque villages to the Tver region for an included lunch.

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Memorable Highlights • Zagreb Sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist includes views of the Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace, St Mark’s Church, and the Opera House • Sarajevo Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes the Old Town • Mostar See the historic bridge and visit the Bazaar with a Local Specialist • Dubrovnik Sightseeing tour with Local Specialist includes a visit of the Old City. See the Rector’s Palace, Onofrio’s Fountain and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries

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• Split See the Diocletian’s Palace with your Local Specialist • Plitvice National Park See the waterfalls and lakes of this UNESCO World Heritage Site with your Local Specialist

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10 Days – 2 Countries From:A$1650

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Day 1 | Arrive Zagreb (2 Nights) Welcome to Zagreb. Spend the afternoon relaxing or take a stroll. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an included dinner. (D) Hotel: Panorama Day 2 | Zagreb Sightseeing and Free Time Zagreb is a traditional medieval European city with a wealth of historic monuments. Your Local Specialist shows you the highlights including the Upper and Lower town, vibrant market place, the majestic cathedral, Archbishop’s Palace, St. Mark’s Church and the Opera House. Spend free time exploring the winding streets of the Old Town or consider an Optional Experience into the surrounding countryside. (BB) Day 3 | Zagreb - Sarajevo Sightseeing Travel south from Croatia into Bosnia-Herzegovina before arriving in the fascinating capital city Sarajevo. Due to its rich religious and cultural history, Sarajevo is often called the Jerusalem of Europe. The city contains synagogues, mosques, orthodox as well as Catholic churches – all in one city. In 1914 the city was the site of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand which prompted the start of the First World War. Your Local Specialist will show you the important sights. Tonight, choose to dine with local Sarajevans. (BB) Hotel: Hollywood Day 4 | Sarajevo - Medjugorje - Mostar Today leave Sarajevo and travel through dramatic mountainous scenery to Medjugorje - since 1981 it has become a popular site of religious pilgrimage due to reports of apparitions of the Virgin Mary to six local Catholics. Later travel to Mostar where you’ll meet your Local Specialist. This city is named after its Old Bridge, the ‘Stari Most’, built by Sinan the great Ottoman architect and one of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s most recognizable landmarks. Destroyed during the war it has been rebuilt using the same methods as during the 16th century. You will also visit the Bazaar and see the Mosque. (BB, D) Hotel: City Hotel Day 5 | Mostar - Dubrovnik Sightseeing (2 Nights) This morning after breakfast travel towards the Dalmatian coast and the spectacular medieval city of Dubrovnik. Enjoy a sightseeing walking tour of the main sights with a Local Specialist. Admire the Rector’s Palace, the city walls, Onofrio’s Fountain and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries. (BB) Hotel: Adria

Day 7 | Dubrovnik - Split (2 Nights) Depart Dubrovnik and travel north along the spectacular Adriatic coast, past old fishing villages and new resorts, to Split. Enjoy a city tour with a Local Specialist featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, the Peristyle and the cathedral. (BB) Hotel: Katarina Day 8 | Split Free Day Enjoy exploring Split, take a stroll along the beaches or join an Optional Experience to Hvar, one of the most beautiful islands in the Croatian archipelago. (BB) Day 9 | Split - Plitvice - Zagreb This morning travel to the forested National Park of Plitvice. Admire the breathtaking waterfalls and lakes of this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site on your walking tour with a Local Specialist. See lakes of crystal-clear water in many colourful shades of green, grey and blue which are linked by spectacular waterfalls. This evening arrive at your hotel in Zagreb, where you dine tonight. (BB, D) Hotel: Panorama Day 10 | Depart Zagreb Say farewell to your companions as this trip comes to an end. Transfers are available to Zagreb Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

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YOUR SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS Past guest discount

SAVE up to A$99

Multiple trip discount

SAVE up to A$49

Young traveller discount

SAVE A$190 SAVE A$50 p.p.

WHATS INCLUDED ON YOUR TOUR Intriguing mix of cultures, great tour director and local experts. Good mix of scenery and history. Encouraging to see the emerging energy in Bosnia after the war. Loved the Adriatic coast, islands and bays.

KAREN, CANADA 2017

8 Unbeatable Features* 9 Buffet breakfasts 4 Three course dinners

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS

Airport transfers: On arrival at Zagreb Airport transfers will operate at 11.30am and 2pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Zagreb Airport at 7am and 11.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$122 per person. WiFi: See page 92 for details. For CostSaver’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95.

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Day 6 | Dubrovnik - Free Day or Optional Experience to Montenegro Enjoy a completely free day in Dubrovnik to explore at your own pace. Or you could consider taking an Optional Experience to the Republic of Montenegro. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, D)

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Highlights of Scandinavia

Memorable Highlights • Copenhagen Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Little Mermaid, Nyhavn, Royal Amalienborg Palace and the Carlsberg Glyptotek

NORWAY

• Oslo View the medieval fortress Akershus, the Town Hall and the Royal Palace and visit the Vigeland Sculpture Park with your Local Specialist

Sognefjord

• Bergen See Haakon’s Hall and the bustling fish market • Stockholm Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the medieval Storkyrkan, the Town Hall, Riddarholm Church and the Royal Palace

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12 Days – 3 Countries From: A$2525

(per person twin share)

Day 1 | Arrive Copenhagen (2 Nights) Welcome to Copenhagen. Relax and unwind after check-in or take a stroll through the city. Tonight meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for dinner at the hotel. (D) Hotel: Scandic Sluseholmen Day 2 | Copenhagen Sightseeing and Free Time This morning, your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city, including the major sights such as the Little Mermaid, Nyhavn, the Royal Amalienborg Palace and the Carlsberg Glyptotek. You’ll have free time to visit one of the galleries or do some shopping. (SB) Day 3 | Copenhagen - Odense - Frederikshavn This morning cross the Great Belt Bridge to Funen, coined the ‘Garden of Denmark’. Stop in Odense, Hans Christian Andersen’s birthplace. Later continue north through Jutland and spend the night in Frederikshavn. (SB, D) Hotel: Jutlandia Day 4 | Frederikshavn - Gothenburg - Oslo Leave Denmark this morning as you board your ferry across the Kattegat Strait to Gothenburg in Sweden. A scenic coastal drive leads you to Norway where you will spend the night in the capital city of Oslo. (SB) Hotel: Radisson Blu Alna Day 5 | Oslo Sightseeing - Vrådal This morning your Local Specialist will show you the highlights of Oslo including views of the medieval fortress Akershus, the Town Hall and the Royal Palace. Visit Vigeland Sculpture Park where you will find the world’s largest sculpture exhibition made by a single artist. This afternoon start exploring the impressive Norwegian countryside as you travel towards the Telemark region, famed for being the home of the original and oldest skiing technique. Tonight enjoy dinner at your hotel. (SB, D) Hotel: Quality Strand Day 6 | Vrådal - Bergen (2 Nights) Start your day with a spectacular drive that takes you through the mountains and around the Hardangerfjord. Arrive in Bergen, Norway’s second-biggest city famed for its shipping, aquaculture and subsea technology industry. (SB) Hotel: Comfort Holberg

Day 9 | Fagernes - Lillehammer - Karlstad Travel to Lillehammer, host of the Winter Olympics in 1994. The scenery will change as you drive through lush forests along gorgeous lakes towards Sweden. Spend the night on the shores of the biggest lake of them all, Lake Vänern in Karlstad. (SB) Hotel: Scandic Winn Day 10 | Karlstad - Örebro - Stockholm (2 Nights) This morning visit Örebro, a lively university town. View the castle dominating the town centre before continuing to Stockholm. (SB) Hotel: Quality Hotel Friends Solna Day 11 | Stockholm Sightseeing and Free Time Today get to know this beautiful city on your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. View the medieval Storkyrkan, the Town Hall, Riddarholm Church and the Royal Palace. Spend time discovering the museums or fashionable stores or consider an Optional Experience in the afternoon. Tonight dine with your fellow travellers and celebrate this memorable trip. (SB, D) Day 12 | Depart Stockholm Say goodbye to Scandinavia as your holiday draws to a close. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (SB)

WHY NOT EXTEND YOUR HOLIDAY… Consider adding on our NEW ‘Highlights of St. Petersburg and Moscow’ trip. This exciting 7 night itinerary fits perfectly onto the end of your Scandinavian holiday. Finish this trip in Stockholm on a Sunday morning, purchase a flight to St. Petersburg for the same day, and on Sunday evening join your fellow travellers to begin your Russian adventure. Speak to your Travel Agent for more information.

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Sun 15 Sun 22 Sun 29 Sun 05

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October Wed 03 Wed 10

Sun 14 Sun 21

YOUR SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS

SAVE up to A$144

Multiple trip discount Young traveller discount Triple room discount

SAVE up to A$72 SAVE A$280 SAVE A$100 p.p.

WHATS INCLUDED ON YOUR TOUR

8 Unbeatable Features* 11 Scandinavian breakfasts 5 Three course dinners

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS

Airport transfers: On arrival at Copenhagen Airport transfers will operate at 9am, 12noon and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Stockholm Airport at 7.30am and 11am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$146 per person. WiFi: See page 92 for details.

Day 8 | Bergen - Fagernes This morning after breakfast travel inland to Fagernes. Admire the spectacular Sognefjord, the largest and most well-known fjord in the country. Dinner this evening will be at your hotel. (SB, D) Hotel: Scandic Valdres

Image: Sognefjord Valley, Norway

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Day 7 | Bergen Sightseeing and Free Time Today experience the history of this picturesque city on your orientation tour. See the 13th century Haakon’s Hall and the bustling fish market. You’ll have free time to explore the harbour area and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Bryggen which is the old wharf of the city. (SB)

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Highlights of Greece with 3-Day Aegean Cruise

Memorable Highlights • Athens Sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes a visit to the magnificent Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus. View Hadrian’s Arch • Delphi Visit the home of the Oracle and the Temple of Apollo with a Local Specialist • Meteora Visit one of the iconic rock monasteries with a Local Specialist • Mykonos Spend the evening exploring this lively island • Kusadasi Visit the thriving Turkish port town • Patmos Explore this idyllic island

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• Crete Spend time in the port town of Heraklion

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• Santorini Enjoy a relaxing evening in the cliff top town of Fira

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CostSaver Regional

with 3-Day Aegean Cruise

8 Days – 2 Countries †

From:

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Day 1 | Arrive Athens Welcome to Athens. You are met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. After check-in spend the rest of the day relaxing or exploring the city. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Meeting this evening. Hotel: Zafolia/ President

Day 8 | Disembark - Depart Athens This morning, disembark from your cruise ship and transfer to the airport. (BB)

Day 2 | Athens Sightseeing - Delphi Your Local Specialist 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. 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. This afternoon leave Athens and travel north towards the stunning region of Mt. Parnassos for your overnight stay in Delphi. (BB) Hotel: Nafsika Palace/Nidimos

Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.

Day 3 | Delphi Sightseeing - Kalambaka Meet your Local Specialist this morning to tour Delphi and see the site of the most important oracle in the classical world. Walk the Sacred Way to the Temple of Apollo dating from the 4th century. It was here that every four years athletes competed in the Pythian Games, dedicated to Apollo and the arts. Drive this afternoon to Thermopylae, famous for the heroic defense by King Leonidas and his brave Spartans against the invading Persians. Arrive later in Kalambaka, where you dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Famissi Eden/Aeton Melathron Day 4 | Kalambaka - Meteora - Athens Travel to this morning to Meteora and visit one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, built on sandstone rocks above the town, with your Local Specialist. Return to Athens later. (BB) Hotel: Zafolia/President Day 5 | Embark 3 Night Cruise - Mykonos Transfer to the port and cruise to stunning Mykonos. Spend time discovering this island paradise with its distinctive white-washed houses and maze of narrow cobbled streets before setting sail to Turkey. (BB, L, D)

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IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS

Triple cabins: are available on this trip. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided CostSaver with their flight details and are staying in an Athens hotel booked by CostSaver. Celestyal Cruise Ship: Operating this itinerary will be Celestyal Olympia or other ship from Celestyal fleet. Flights: Onward flights from Athens airport should not be scheduled before 12 noon. Port Taxes: The pricing on the website includes Port Taxes, tips and fuel surcharges and is accurate as of July 2017. Itinerary: Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions on the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious holidays or any other unforeseen circumstances. For CostSaver’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. Price is per person, twin share based on a Moderate Cruise Cabin category.

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September Mon 03 Mon 10 Mon 17 Mon 10 Mon 17 Mon 24 Mon 01 Mon 24 October Mon 01 Mon 08 Mon 15 Mon 22

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YOUR SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS

Travelling - it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.

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SAVE up to A$100

Multiple trip discount

SAVE up to A$50

Young traveller discount Triple room discount

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Day 6 | Kusadasi - Patmos Arrive early in Kusadasi and consider an Optional Experience to the incredible ruins of Ephesus, site of the famous Temple of Artemis. Continue your cruise to Patmos, where there is time to shop, relax on the beach or take an Optional Experience to the Monastery of St. John. (BB, L, D)

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A$180 p.p.

WHATS INCLUDED ON YOUR TOUR

6 Unbeatable Features* 7 Buffet Breakfast 3 Cruise lunches 4 Three course dinners

Day 7 | Heraklion - Santorini Wake this morning in Heraklion on the island of Crete and disembark for your complimentary shore experience visit to the Palace of Knossos. Continue to the spectacular volcanic island of Santorini. Explore the town or consider joining an Optional Experience to Oia and Fira. (BB, L, D)

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Greek Island Explorer

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

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• 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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10 Days – 1 Country From: A$2275

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Start: Athens - End: Athens

Day 1 | Arrive Athens (2 Nights) Welcome to Athens. You are met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. After check-in spend the rest of the day relaxing or exploring the city. Later join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Meeting. Hotel: Zafolia/Titania/President Day 2 | Athens Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Specialist 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. 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 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: Alkistis/Kamari/Vienoulas Garden Day 4 | Mykonos Free Time 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 labyrinth of the old town. (BB) Day 5 | Mykonos Free Time Today is free for you to wander round Little Venice on the east side of the harbour or consider a sightseeing experience 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) 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 Thira, which is comprised

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Day 7 | 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. (BB) Day 8 | Santorini Free Time Enjoy another full free day on this picturesque island. 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. 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. (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. 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/Titania/President 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)

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS

Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided CostSaver with their flight details and are staying in an Athens hotel booked by CostSaver. Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Itinerary: Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions on the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious holidays or any other unforeseen circumstances. For CostSaver’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95.

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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: Kamari Beach/Melina/Rose Bay/Okeanis Beach

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YOUR SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS Past guest discount

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Multiple trip discount

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Young traveller discount Triple room discount Exceptions:

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WHATS INCLUDED ON YOUR TOUR

8 Unbeatable Features* 9 Buffet breakfasts 2 Three course dinners

EXCITING FAMILY ITINERARY Code: FGIH - Greek Island Hopper For an exciting family version of this itinerary with fun family activities and inclusions please see our 2018 Family Experiences brochure or  trafalgar.com

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Memorable Highlights • Istanbul Sightseeing includes the Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar • Ankara Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilisation and Ataturk’s Mausoleum • Cappadocia Visit Pasabagi and the Red Valley and marvel at the underground city of Sarhatli • Konya Visit the Mevlana Museum, home of the Whirling Dervishes • Pamukkale See the Cotton Castle springs and the ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis • Ephesus Visit the Great Theatre, Library of Celsus, Gymnasium, Temple of Hadrian and House of the Virgin Mary • Pergamon Visit the Asclepion Medical Centre • Troy Visit the ruins of the ancient city and see the Wooden Horse • Gallipoli See Anzac Cove, Lone Pine and Chunnuk Bair Cemeteries

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Day 1 | Arrive Istanbul (2 Nights) Welcome to Istanbul. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Relax after your journey. In the evening attend a trip briefing with your Travel Director and meet your fellow travellers. Hotel: Ramada Plaza City Center

the unique cotton fortress of Pamukkale with its white lime cascades formed by mineral springs. You will also get to see the ruins of the ancient Roman health spa of Hierapolis. This evening enjoy a relaxing dinner at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Richmond

Day 2 | Istanbul Sightseeing Enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour including a visit to see parts of the Topkapi Palace Museum, residence of the Ottoman Sultans between 1453–1852. Visit the Hippodrome, once the centre of life where chariot racing and other public events took place. Visit the Blue Mosque built between 1609 and 1616, and the world’s largest and oldest covered market with over 60 streets. Consider joining a delicious Turkish optional dinner where local cuisine is served along with traditional belly dancing entertainment. (BB)

Day 8 | Pamukkale - Ephesus and St. Mary’s House - Izmir Today travel to Selçuk and tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural centre of the ancient world and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore 2,000 year-old marble streets, view a magnificent theatre, see the Library of Celsus, a gymnasium and finally Hadrian’s Temple. Then take a short drive from Ephesus to visit St. Mary’s stone cottage, where it is believed Virgin Mary spent her last years accompanied by St. John. Arrive later in Izmir. (BB) Hotel: Doubletree By Hilton Alsansak

Day 3 | Istanbul - Ankara This morning enjoy free time in the city or consider an Optional Experience Bosphorus cruise and visit to Hagia Sophia. This excursion enjoys views of the strait that separates Asia and Europe and a visit to the church built in the Byzantine capital during the 6th century and converted into a mosque by the Ottomans. Today it houses a museum and is known as one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders. Early this afternoon depart for the capital city of Ankara for an overnight stay. (BB, D) Hotel: Holiday Inn Kavaklidere

Day 9 | Izmir - Pergamon - Troy - Çanakkale Visit the ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamon and continue to Troy with its famous wooden horse. This town is best known for being the setting of the Trojan War as well as a place where many cities are built on top of each other. Continue to Çanakkale for the night with dinner served at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Buyuk Truva

Day 4 | Ankara - Cappadocia (2 Nights) Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, a historic caravanserai holding artifacts dating back 7,500 years including the most extensive and valuable collection of Hittite artifacts in the world. Visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the father of modern Turkey. Perhaps take an Optional Experience this evening to see a Whirling Dervish performance with dinner. (BB) Hotel: Avrasya Day 5 | Cappadocia Sightseeing This morning travel to Pasabagi and the Red Valley and later stop at a regional rug production centre. This afternoon you may wish to take an Optional Experience to Göreme and Avanos. Göreme, a historical region of Turkey located among unique rock formations, was first settled back in the Roman period. Many rock churches can still be seen today, as Christianity was then the prevailing religion in that region. Afterwards continue to the town of Avanos renowned for its high quality earthenware. This evening dinner will be served at your hotel. (BB, D) Day 6 | Cappadocia - Konya This morning visit the underground city of Sarhatli, one of the many underground settlements built for protection and religious reasons. Drive to Konya and visit the famous mausoleum of the Sufi philosopher Mevlana. This was also the dervish lodge of the Mevlevi order, better known as the Whirling Dervishes. Later check into your hotel in Konya and enjoy dinner. (BB, D) Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn

Day 10 | Çanakkale - Gallipoli - Istanbul In the morning depart for Gallipoli, the site of many WWI battles. Visit poignant Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair before returning to Istanbul. Enjoy a last night in Istanbul with your travel companions. (BB) Hotel: Ramada Plaza City Center Day 11 | Depart Istanbul This morning bid a fond farewell to this wonderful city as your memorable holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available to the airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

GREEK ISLAND EXPLORER ADD-ON CODE: TUGI Why not extend your holiday by joining the Greek Island Explorer and relaxing on the Greek Islands? Available with the following departures of the Wonders of Turkey: 02 May, 13 June, 25 July and 05 September 2018 On the final travel day of the Wonders of Turkey trip you will be transferred to Istanbul airport for a short included flight to Athens, where you will join the Greek Island Explorer trip. See pages 88-89 for full details of the itinerary. Please see our website for prices.

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4 Autumn, Winter, Spring (WTTU): Dates marked in the departure panel above are winter departures. These departures are subject to change in itinerary, discount and hotels. Pricing will be confirmed in May 2018. 5 Greek Island Add-On: Please see the box opposite for details of the exciting Greek Island Explorer trip which can be added to these departures.

YOUR SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS Past guest discount

SAVE up to A$75

Multiple trip discount

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Young traveller discount Triple room discount

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A$140

A$20 p.p.

WHATS INCLUDED ON YOUR TOUR

9 Unbeatable Features* 10 Buffet breakfasts 5 Three course dinners

IMPORTANT INFO AND Shared Rooming: Room Share is available on this trip. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided CostSaver with their flight details and are staying in an Istanbul hotel booked by CostSaver.

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Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak with your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your specific requirements. For CostSaver’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95.

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$200 45 days Penalty Deposit

44-22 days

25%

21-8 days

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7-1 days Departure Day/No show

50% 100%

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 is formed when you make a reservation with us that we accept. Enrolment in and payment for a guided holiday shall constitute 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. CostSaver is a trading name of Trafalgar and is used interchangeably within these Terms and Conditions. The invalidity of any provisions herein shall not affect the validity of any other provisions. The agreement shall be construed as though the invalid provision was not contained herein and was replaced with an enforceable provision as similar as possible to the original provision. Disclaimer Travel is personal and each individual’s goals and experiences may differ. CostSaver will not be bound by, or liable for, any description, photograph, representation or warranty made by or provided by any independent third party sales representative, Travel Agent, or other person or entity relating to any holiday offered by CostSaver. Departure Date The departure date is the date indicated on the booking confirmation. Passenger Information It is important that the following information is provided and accurate at the time of booking: Full name (as per passport), room requirements and departure date. CostSaver pricing is subject to change. The price of the holiday will only be confirmed at time of booking. Due to changes in availability and costs any amendment after booking may increase the cost of your holiday which you will be liable for in addition to any amendment fees. Security Security is a major concern to all of us and the situation globally is constantly changing. Events around the world, coupled with the “Travel Advisories” put out by various governments, may at times necessitate changes to the accommodations and itinerary or even trip cancellation. You must accept these risks involved in travel to any country that may experience security difficulties and accept responsibility for your own travel decisions. WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE GUIDED HOLIDAY PRICE Inter-city Travel By private motorcoach, trains, cruises and ferries (see itineraries). Air Transportation Not included unless otherwise outlined in each itinerary page price panel. Guided Holiday By air-conditioned luxury motorcoaches. On London sightseeing and some Regional holidays, including the Middle East and Morocco motorcoaches without toilet facilities are used. If due to circumstances beyond our control motorcoaches are used otherwise than as advertised, a refund of $10 per person will be made. Toilets may be affected by higher altitude or extreme weather conditions such as freezing temperatures and for the comfort of those on board the motorcoach the toilets may have to be closed. In these circumstances additional rest breaks will be incorporated into the itinerary. Hotel Accommodation Prices are per person, based on two persons sharing with private bath or shower. Triple rooms may be available on selected holidays in limited numbers. 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. Rollaway beds are not included in triple prices. Every effort has been made to reserve two-bed rooms; however, on some occasions, rooms with one double bed may be the only choice available. These rooms will be allocated to single travellers and couples first; other rooms may feature a single bed and rollaway bed, murphy bed or sleeper sofa. A limited number of twin-bedded are available with our Shared Rooming service. CostSaver shall not be responsible or liable for any claims or issues arising out of the roommate pairing. Special room requests (adjacent, connecting or lower-floor rooms, as examples) must be made at time of booking. Special room requests are not guaranteed and are based on availability at time of check-in. Many hotels are 100% smoke-free, including all guest rooms, restaurants, lounges, meeting rooms and public spaces.

PAYMENT & CANCELLATION FEES SUMMARY INFORMATION GUIDED HOLIDAYS AIR TICKETS EXTRA ACCOMMODATION WITH CELESTYAL CRUISE Deposit required $200 Deposit required As per airline policy Deposit required No additional deposit required In accordance with guided Final Payment 45 days Final Payment As per airline policy Final Payment holiday No of Days Penalty No of Days Penalty No of Days Penalty 45 days and over Deposit 45 days and over $35 plus airline charges 45 days and over $35 Higher of $35 or 44-22 days 25% 44-22 days $35 plus airline charges 44-22 days 25% of accommodation price Higher of $35 or $35 plus airline charges 21-8 days 21-8 days 50% 21-8 days 30% of accommodation price 7-1 days 100% of accommodation price 7-1 days 100% 7-1 days $35 plus airline charges Departure Day/ Departure Day/ 100% of accommodation price Departure Day/No show 100% $35 plus airline charges No show No show 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 program points are not earned with hotels on CostSaver holidays. Note hotel room sizes, standards, facilities and services provided may vary from country to country and region to region and are often local in style. 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. Free WiFi Internet Service Complimentary WiFi service is available in many CostSaver hotel guestrooms and/or the public areas of most hotels. In most countries complimentary WiFi is also provided on-board the motorcoaches except in remote locations. The WiFi on the motorcoaches uses the mobile phone network and as a result the connection will be slower than standard broadband and at times may not be available. Audio and Video streaming is not available using motorcoach WiFi. Please note that it is not available on train trips, or when the main CostSaver motorcoach is not being used, such as on transfer motorcoaches and other local services. For further information on which countries WiFi is offered in as well as daily data allowances please refer to the Trafalgar website www.trafalgar.com/wifi. Travel Director Guided holidays are conducted in English by a professional Travel Director. In Turkey holidays are conducted by a Local Expert. In the unlikely event that there are fifteen guests or less travelling on a departure, CostSaver reserves the right to operate this departure on an individual basis with private transfers and individual arrangements. Please refer to the individual guided holiday. Itinerary extensions are operated on a locally hosted basis using regular Englishspeaking Local Host services. Meals Meals are included as detailed on itineraries. Sightseeing Experiences, entrance fees and an English-speaking Local Specialist (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. There will be no refund for missed or unused transfers. If you did not purchase your flights from CostSaver, you will need to provide your arrival and departure flight information to CostSaver at the time of booking. It is your responsibility to update CostSaver with any changes to your flight schedule to ensure that you receive your transfers. Failure to do so may result in missing these services and no refund shall be due for missed arrival transfers resulting from missing or outdated flight information. Porterage Luggage handling of one suitcase per person, at each guided holiday hotel and porter service at airports for intra-air inclusive guided holidays, is included in the guided holiday price. Due to limited motorcoach capacity, a single bag is allowed with dimensions not exceeding 30”x18”x10” (76x46x25cm) and weight not exceeding 50 lbs. (23kg). Airlines may impose stricter weight and size limits for luggage and may also charge fees for checked luggage, including the first checked bag. Please check with your airline(s) directly for their most current luggage regulations and related fees. CostSaver is not responsible for additional fees imposed by air carriers regarding luggage. A charge of US$6/CA$6 or local currency equivalent per travelling day will be collected by the Travel Director if a second piece of luggage is permitted to be carried, or if suitcase exceeds weight or size limits. This is not assurance that luggage in excess of limits on size, weight and number of pieces will be permitted on the motorcoach. Carry-on/hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12”x11”x6” (30x28x14 cm) to fit under your motorcoach seat or in the small overhead compartment. Carry-on/hand luggage handling is the responsibility of each guest and must be taken on and off the motorcoach by you each day of the guided holiday. 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. CostSaver and CostSaver’s affiliated entities shall not be liable for loss or damage to luggage or any guest’s

belongings. Guests should immediately report lost items to the Travel Director who will assist in completing a lost property form that can be used for an insurance claim. CostSaver cannot assist in locating lost items after the guest disembarks or completes the CostSaver holiday. Tips/Gratuities Tips and gratuities are included for services on guided holiday, except to your Motorcoach Driver, Local Host, Local Specialists and Travel Director whose tips/gratuities should be extended on a voluntary, individual basis at the end of your holiday. Included tips/ gratuities cover all services provided by dining-room waiters, housekeeping staff and porters at hotels. Optional Prepaid Gratuities If you have prepaid your gratuities to your Travel Director and Driver, this will be detailed within your 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 GUIDED HOLIDAY Any items and matters not referred to above, including, airfares to and from your destination, air-related taxes and fees (except where specified); additional fees charged by airlines such as checked and/or excess luggage, seat selections and any other services; passport and visa fees; insurances of all kinds; tips/gratuities to Travel Directors, Local Host, Local Specialists and Motorcoach Drivers; laundry; phone calls; minibar; beverages and meals not detailed in the itinerary; Optional Experiences; and all items of a personal nature. Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign governmental and non-governmental entities. The price does not cover costs and expenses, including your return home, if you leave the guided holiday whether of your own volition, our decision based on behaviour that disrupts the trip, due to illness, action by any government or other reason. This list is illustrative and not a complete list of every item not included. RESERVATIONS & PAYMENTS 1. Your guided holiday will be confirmed after receipt of a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit as detailed in the Summary Information table. We reserve the right to refuse a booking without giving any reason and shall in that event return any deposit received. 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. Air-inclusive bookings may require an additional nonrefundable deposit or payment in full at the time of booking, see Air Arrangements section. 3. Final payment for your land reservation will be due prior to departure no later than as detailed in the Summary Information table. Payment in full will be required at time of booking for reservations made less than 45 days prior to the departure date. 4. CostSaver reserves the right to cancel the reservation and impose cancellation charges if any payment is not received as detailed within the Summary Information table above. CostSaver will not be responsible for lost land and/or air reservations. 5. Credit Card Bookings: CostSaver should be advised of your credit card number when making your reservation directly with us. For security purposes, we are required to collect the guest’s credit card billing address, card expiration date and the customer verification code every time a payment is applied. A fee of 1% will be applied at the time of payment when paying by credit card. 6. Any special meal requirements, including allergies, must be provided at time of booking and are received on a REQUEST basis only. CostSaver cannot assure special meal requests will be fulfilled and does not assume responsibility or liability if requests are not fulfilled. 7. Your Travel Agent shall hold all monies for each and every person named in the booking until the booking is confirmed at which time 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 Provided full payment has been received travel documents will be sent in electronic format no later than 21 days prior to departure. You may opt to receive hard copy documents in which case these will be sent to you approximately 21 days prior to the departure date. If final payment is not received when due, costs to courier documents will be the responsibility of the Travel Agent. 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. Passports, Visas and other Entry/Exit Requirements All guests including children must be in possession of a machine-readable passport valid for 6 months after their trip return date along with applicable visas. Please refer to “Travel Essentials” section. Due to government imposed security/ immigration measures, passport and emergency contact information is required for all guests prior to the release of travel documents. It is the guest’s sole responsibility to secure and/or pay for any and all visas, reciprocity fees, affidavits, immunisations, etc. that are required to be permitted entry into each destination. In some countries you may be subject to entry (reciprocity) fees and/or departure taxes/ exit fees which will be collected at the airports upon entry/departure by local government authorities. Please note that entry to any country may be refused even if the required information and travel documents are complete. For up-to-date detailed information on travel documents and visas, entry/exit taxes and further information on entry and exit requirements please check with your Travel Agent or local consular services. Obtaining and carrying these documents is your sole responsibility. CostSaver bears no responsibility for such information and will not be responsible for advising and/ or obtaining required travel documentation for any guest, or for any delays, damages, and/ or losses including missed portions of your holiday related to improper documentation or government decisions about entry. 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. Costs and charges may increase closer to the departure date that changes are made. 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. You must also pay any charges imposed by airlines for any changes, including name and date changes. This can be up to 100% of the value of the ticket. Names Changes A fee of $50 per person will be charged for name changes or name corrections together with any airline penalties and other charges incurred. 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 CostSaver 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, CostSaver has the right to cancel your reservation. CostSaver will not be responsible for lost reservations. • Notice of cancellation must be made in writing directly to CostSaver or through your Travel Agent. Please also refer to CostSaver Gold Seal Additional Protection. • If a person in a party cancels and there is a room change caused by this cancellation (such as a Twin/ Double to Single, or Triple to Twin/Double), charges for the new room type will be the responsibility of the remaining party. The charges detailed in the Summary Information table (includes GST), representing costs incurred by

CHARGEABLE TRANSFERS Deposit required Final Payment No of Days 45 days and over 44-22 days 21-8 days 7-1 days Departure Day/ No show

No additional deposit required In accordance with guided holiday Penalty $35 Higher of $35 or 25% of transfer price Higher of $35 or 30% of transfer price 100% of transfer price 100% of transfer price

CostSaver in cancelling your travel arrangements, will apply when notice of cancellation for guided holiday is given after the booking is confirmed. Please also refer to CostSaver’s Gold Seal Additional Protection. • 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 vacation later at their own expense). • Cancellation fees apply to additional accommodation and/or chargeable transfers prior to and after the guided holiday or cruise reserved through CostSaver and are additional to any cancellation fees or other charges that may be levied by your Travel Agent. • 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 CostSaver are non-changeable and nonrefundable. See Air Cancellation Section. • CostSaver is not responsible for other travel arrangements that you or your party has made outside CostSaver 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 return 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. CostSaver urges you to purchase travel insurance to cover such circumstances. CostSaver 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 by CostSaver payment in full may be required for your airfare at the time of booking your flights in relation to your CostSaver holiday to get you to/ from the starting/ending point of your holiday. On 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, passport number, date and place of issue for each guest. Changes to flight itineraries and name changes and/ or corrections may either not be allowed or may result in penalties charged by the airline. These are the guest’s responsibility. Airlines (and other travel providers including CostSaver) change prices and routes from time to time. All air routings are in the sole control of the airline and are subject to change at any time. Air Cancellation Cancellations incur a service fee of $35 per person, plus any airline penalties. Airline imposed penalties may be up to 100% of the air ticket price. Published Fares, Priced Match Fares, Promo Fares and some other airfares booked are non-refundable. Airline Availability Seats are limited in our contracted class of service and may not be available on every flight. CostSaver 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) directly to arrange seating assignments. Seating is solely under the airline’s control, as are itinerary changes due to flight delays and schedule changes. CostSaver 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. CostSaver will not be responsible or liable for such delays or rescheduling. Airline Special Requests Seat assignment and special meal requests can be requested at time of booking. CostSaver does not assure the request will be granted. Frequent Flyer miles can be accrued on most air carriers. Upgrades using mileage are not permitted. Many airlines

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do not automatically add frequent flyer numbers to records for flights booked and ticketed by CostSaver. It is the guest’s responsibility to request frequent flyer credit from the airline. CostSaver shall not be responsible for matters concerning frequent flyer miles. GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS Guided Holiday Prices Cost and exchange rates are constantly changing and CostSaver want to offer the best possible prices. Please therefore contact our dedicated regional call centres or visit our website (costsavertour. com) for the most up to date completive price. From prices shown on the tour pages are based on the prices available on the date of production of this brochure (see back cover). 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. 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. Other Fees and Taxes Taxes and fees are subject to change without notice and will be confirmed at time of booking. Any additional fees charged by the airlines such as luggage handling, seat selections, and/or any other services are the sole responsibility of the guest(s). Additional air-related restrictions apply. 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. Alcoholic beverages will not be served to guests under the legal age for alcohol consumption in the country being visited. Minors under age 18 travelling to certain foreign countries must be accompanied by both parents or have a notarized letter of consent signed by the parent(s) not travelling. CostSaver is not responsible for any losses if you fail to have appropriate documentation. If the other parent is deceased or the child has only one legal parent, a notarized statement must be obtained as proof. CostSaver seeks to provide a safe, enjoyable and memorable travel experience for all guests. CostSaver welcomes guests with special needs or disabilities. Please note the following: - Guests must advise CostSaver, at time of booking, of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodating. CostSaver 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. - CostSaver may impose safety requirements. CostSaver may exclude an individual from participating in a guided holiday or an activity if the individual’s participation poses a threat to the health or safety of others. This decision, made solely by CostSaver, to exclude an individual will be based on an individualised 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. No refunds will be given if the decision is made to exclude a guest. - CostSaver 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 or dressing, as examples) should strongly consider bringing a companion to provide such assistance and must understand that other Travellers, Travel Directors and CostSaver Staff will not be available for such purpose. - Regrettably, motorised scooters are not allowed on guided holidays. - CostSaver does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention must be sought at a local facility, if available, at the guest’s expense. CostSaver 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. Medical care in other countries is not always comparable to care that you may receive in your local area. You are encouraged to purchase medical insurance that will cover you while on holiday. Your regular health insurance benefits may not apply abroad. - In purchasing your holiday, you attest that you are physically fit for it. If you have concerns please request additional details about your journey from your Travel Agent or CostSaver. - Some guided holidays include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and/or locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the guided holiday, CostSaver may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent

entities which CostSaver does not control. CostSaver cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for guests travelling on international guided holidays. Many Optional Experiences are operated by independent third party suppliers, not CostSaver. These are not part of the holiday package provided by us. Your contract will be with the operator of the experience. We are not responsible for providing of the experience, or anything that happens during the experience. Some experiences involve outdoor activities and/or can be physically demanding. You must make your own decisions about experiences and participate only in activities that suit your physical ability: we suggest that you speak with your medical provider if you have questions about your abilities. We recommend you check whether any insurance you have also includes your participation in adventure activities you may undertake. CostSaver may, in its sole discretion, decline booking any guest or remove any guest who cannot comply or refuses to comply with CostSaver’s terms and conditions. If this occurs, you are responsible for the cost of travel back to your hometown and CostSaver shall not be liable for your losses and no refund shall be provided. Behaviour We are here to provide the best services possible but in doing so we will not tolerate abusive or aggressive behaviour from our guests. We will refuse to deal with and may terminate the holiday of guests who assault our Company Representatives or who are abusive or aggressive. 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, 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. CostSaver 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 CostSaver 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 age 18 on the departure date to be eligible for the discount, and must be accompanied by an adult, sharing a twin or triple room. Only one Young Traveller discount per room and applies to the land only element of the trip. The Young Traveller discount may not be applicable on certain itineraries or regions. Please see ‘Your Savings’ for details. Itinerary Variations CostSaver 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 will 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 CostSaver 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 regional meals, 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 ‘European hotel deals’ 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. CostSaver does not provide complimentary transfers for guests booking pre-and postnight accommodations. However, inexpensive airport transfers can be purchased from CostSaver. 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. Arrivals and departures It is essential to allow at least one day before and after your guided holiday if you are joining your CostSaver guided holiday in London. See ‘Stay in London’ for London hotels. For your comfort CostSaver operates a daily seat rotation system and enforces a strict no smoking (including e-cigarettes) 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 CostSaver 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 CostSaver any time prior to departure date of the guided holiday except when you failed to pay the final balance on time, CostSaver will either refund the amount received for the guided holiday booking, or offer a comparable holiday if available. CostSaver 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. CostSaver 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 CostSaver recommends that all guests purchase comprehensive Travel Insurance. Certain countries have a requirement for foreign visitors to have valid medical insurance on entry. CostSaver 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 the other terms incorporated into this contract referred to below, 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 CostSaver nor the Operator nor its agents or affiliated entities (“released parties”) 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 luggage 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. The released parties shall not be liable for indirect, special or consequential damages. All luggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the guided holiday participant. CostSaver recommends that guest obtain luggage 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 holidays 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 released parties are not responsible for any criminal or other conduct by third parties, whether criminal, intentional, grossly negligent, negligent or otherwise. Additional Risks Additional risks and dangers may arise including, but not limited to, hazards of travelling in undeveloped areas, hazards of travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft and other means of conveyance, animal interactions, forces of nature, political unrest, other unrest, hazardous local customs and practices, differing levels of sanitation, differing standards of safety, risks associated with water, food, plants, insects and

differing animal regulation, accident or illness in areas lacking means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities, and acts of national and local governments and unrest and acts of others against governments. These risks are not an exhaustive list but are examples of many kinds of risks. You are voluntarily participating in these activities with the knowledge that there are significant dangers involved, and you hereby agree to accept any and all risks. As lawful consideration for the agreement with CostSaver to participate in such trips and activities you agree you will not make a claim against CostSaver, its related companies or its personnel or sue for bodily injury, emotional trauma, death, property loss or damage or other loss, cost or expense, however caused, as a result of or related to your contracting for, travelling to or from, or in any and every other way participating in the trip. You release CostSaver, its related companies and its personnel from any and all claims, known or unknown, arising from contracting for, travelling to or from, and in any and every way participating in a trip. This release of liability and assumption of risk agreement is entered into on behalf of you and all members of your family and party, also including minors accompanying you. This agreement also binds your heirs, legal representatives and assigns. Safety Where the guest occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither CostSaver nor 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 onboard 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. Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd’s 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. Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to press; however CostSaver cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. Moreover, photographs and descriptions of locations or attractions are merely representative of conditions that existed at time of brochure printing and conditions may not be the same at the time of your journey. The airline(s) featured or nominated in this brochure do not by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure commit or represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday from Trafalgar group or as having any other legal relationship with them. All bookings made with any provider of any transport, facilities, meals, other goods or of any services are subject to terms and conditions and exclusions and/or limitations of liability imposed by them in relation to matters not covered particularly and expressly by our agreement with CostSaver. If you decide that you do not want to visit a country or part of a country you intended to visit because of any law, condition or requirement of any government or governmental authority, official, servant or agent, you are responsible for any costs, expenses, charges, fees, losses or damage incurred as a consequence and any cancellation or amendment fees. None of the companies in the Trafalgar group of companies, or any of their servants or agents, accept any 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 CostSaver’s Travel Director/ Local Representative immediately, who will try to make things right. If the matter was not resolved locally, please write to CostSaver’s Guest Relations Department at the address shown within sixty (60) days of the end of the CostSaver holiday, as it is important that you provide us the information quickly. Please quote your booking

reference number and all relevant information. Failure to follow this procedure may delay or deny us the opportunity to investigate and rectify the problem, which may affect the way your complaint is dealt with and your rights under this contract. Data Protection To process your guided holiday booking, CostSaver 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, 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 organisations, 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, providing marketing assistance, etc). 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 CostSaver 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 CostSaver, Attn: TRAFALGAR TOURS (AUST) PTY LTD, TRAVEL HOUSE, LEVEL 2, 35 GRAFTON STREET, BONDI JUNCTION, NSW 2022. CostSaver 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 Experiences With CostSaver, you will enjoy many famous highlights as included features on your guided holiday, at no extra cost. An exciting array of additional Optional Experiences and Activities may be made available to further enhance your experience. These Experiences 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 as well as available on the CostSaver website. You can book and pay for them through your Travel Director, by cash or credit card. Optional Experiences 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 Experiences operated by independent third party suppliers. TRAFALGAR TOURS (AUST) PTY LTD (ABN 73 000 717 715) Travel House, Level 2, 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 Tour Operators: Trafalgar Tours Limited, Travel House, Rue du Manoir, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 2JH, Channel Islands The Trafalgar group of companies has Marketing/Sales/ Administrative offices/agents in: Australia, Canada, China, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Israel, United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand and the USA. For further information visit our website at: costsavertour.com This brochure supersedes any other prior brochure on the market. See back cover for brochure version and print date. Major Credit Cards Accepted

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COSTSAVER TERMINOLOGY Below are descriptions relating to specific terms used within our brochure itinerary pages: Visit – In-depth sightseeing with a Local Specialist or Travel Director, which includes fast-track entry (where applicable). View – A brief stop to enjoy the sights and take some photos. See – Observe sights while passing by on your coach, cruise or train.

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EUROPEAN HOTEL DEALS We offer exclusive discounted rates to help you extend your stay at the hotel where your holiday starts or ends. Ask your Travel Agent to make the reservation for you when booking your CostSaver holiday; you can find the hotel details on your holiday’s itinerary page. A$ per person per night City Amsterdam Athens Barcelona

Copenhagen Dublin

Hotel Ibis Airport*

Single

Twin

175

119

Corendon Village

148

113

Zafolia

219

145 119

Frontair Congress Barcelona

175

NH Hotel Barcelona Sant Just*#

179

116

Novotel Sant Joan Despi#

183

116

Bella Sky

275

165

Scandic Sluseholmen

347

217

City West

209

141

Maldron Newlands Cross#

187

130

Frankfurt

Mercure Airport Neu Isenburg

136

96

Istanbul

Ramada Plaza Istanbul Centre

228

141

NH Leganes

145

98

Occidental Castellana Norte*

158

100

Occidental Madrid Este

158

100

Eurostar Grand Alcobendas#

144

97

Milan

Novotel Milano Nord Ca Granda*#

170

124

Moscow

Best Western Izmailovo

373

235

Munich

Holiday Inn Munich South*

158

108

Leonardo Hotel Munich City South*

159

107

Courtyard by Marriott La Defense West*#

194

125

Mercure Ivry Quai De Seine

231

139

Mercure La Defense*#

231

149

Novotel Paris 14 Porte D'Orleans*#

235

141

Novotel Pont de Sevres*#

183

120

Ergife Palace*

224

160

Pinewood*#

212

151

Raganelli*

209

146

Saronno

Starhotels Grand Milan*#

144

103

Stockholm

Quality Hotel Friends Soina*#

212

132

St. Petersburg

Saint Petersburg

373

235

Venice Mestre

Antony*

201

149

Best Western Plus Quid Venice Airport#

204

135

Warsaw

Novotel Centrum

164

107

Pulawska Residence Hotel#

310

194

Zagreb

Panorama

160

111

Madrid

Paris

Rome

*Seasonal supplements apply. #Certain days of the week attract a supplement. Transfers are not included in these offers but CostSaver can provide airport/hotel transfers. Please ask for transfer prices at the time of booking your extra night accommodation. Extra hotel nights are based on availability at the time of booking. CostSaver will endeavour to reserve accommodation in the hotel where your itinerary begins, subject to room availability.

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STAY ON IN LONDON Extend your stay in London. Book our London Hotels, visit our Reception Centre, your home away from home or book local sightseeing with Evan Evans our sister company.

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LONDON HOTELS We offer exclusive discounted rates to help you extend your stay in London. Ask your Travel Agent to make the reservation for you when booking your CostSaver holiday; you can find the hotel details on your holiday’s itinerary page. We’ve also added airport transfer information on page 98 to make planning even easier. *A$ per person per night LONDON HOTELS

Single

Twin

344

202

STOPOVER IN ASIA On your way to Europe why not stop in Hong Kong or Singapore and discover these fascinating destinations with Trafalgar:

Copthorne Tara 14 March ‘18 - 21 November ‘18 Hilton Olympia 15 February ‘18 - 30 April ‘18

218

155

01 May ‘18 - 12 November ‘18

256

190

01 March ‘18 - 30 April ‘18

198

130

01 May ‘18 - 31 October ‘18

261

166

Ibis Earls Court

*Prices are per person per night, based on twin room accommodation with private facilities. The price includes a hot buffet breakfast daily, hotel taxes and service charges. Pick-ups: For London-starting holidays, you’ll be picked up for departure if you are staying at our suggested London hotel (see itinerary page for details) and if this accommodation has been reserved through CostSaver. Guests staying in other hotels are required to make their way to our London Reception Centre on the departure morning.

RECEPTION CENTRE Visit our London Reception Centre to kick-start your London holiday with all of the tips and advice you’ll need to enjoy an unforgettable stay. • Our Local Hosts will be happy to help you with all of your holiday enquiries • Save time by taking advantage of our exclusive booking service to see London’s best sights and gain priority entry to top attractions, where applicable • Enjoy free internet access Hospitality Service If your accommodation has been booked by CostSaver, our knowledgeable Local Hosts will visit your hotel every day to assist you in booking London sightseeing trips, arranging tickets, providing departure information and will be happy to answer any questions that you may have. Summer opening hours (9 April - 24 October, 2018) Daily 7am – 7pm (5am for early morning departures) Winter opening hours (25 October, 2018 - 8 April, 2019) Daily 7am - 7pm Contact details Address: 79 York Road, London SE1 7NJ Tel: +44 (0) 207 620 8900 General email: London.24x7@ttc.com

SIGHTSEEING DAY TOURS Evan Evans is London’s most established sightseeing tour company with over 87 years’ experience of carefully crafting superior guided day tours of London, England and Paris. Choose from a fantastic selection of superior coach, rail, private chauffeur tours, hop-on-hop off tours, and tickets to top attractions. With exclusive VOX audio technology, you’ll never miss a word your guide says as they bring to life the incredible history, myth and adventure of the UK’s majestic palaces, castles, quaint country villages, and spectacular historic cities and landmarks. To book your sightseeing tour today visit EvanEvansTours.com

HONG KONG & MACAU MINI STAY The Hong Kong and Macau Experience places you in the heart of the city’s shopping and dining district in Kowloon. Travel to Victoria Peak on a funicular railway, visit Aberdeen Fishing Village and take a sampan ride to the floating restaurant where you’ll get to indulge in local delicacies, like dim sum before wandering through the bustling atmosphere found within Stanley Market. You’ll get to hop aboard a high-speed ferry to Macau to visit its many casinos, see Guia Circuit where the Macau Grand Prix takes place and visit the 15th century A-Ma Temple. Memorable Highlights: • Hong Kong City Tour • Aberdeen fishing village • Jumbo Floating Restaurant • Stanley Market • A-Ma Temple • Macau Tower • Ruins of St. Pauls • Senado Square • Monte Fort Trip: Hong Kong & Macau Experience Code: HONGA

SINGAPORE MINI STAYS Singapore Explorer takes you to all of the must-see sights on a three-day adventure through The Lion City where you’ll stay in Clarke Quay overlooking Singapore River. Start your journey with an insight into the nation’s colonial history at Raffles’ Landing Site before visiting Parliament House and Victoria Theatre. Both Chinatown and Little India provide authentic shopping and dining experiences, while Singapore Botanic Gardens is a little piece of paradise found in the heart of this bustling sovereign city-state. You’ll also get to visit a Peranakan home where your hosts will explain their rich cultural heritage and treat you to local delicacies. Memorable Highlights: • City Tour • Raffles Landing Site • Parliament House • Victoria Theatre • Old Supreme Court Building • China Town • Little India • Singapore Botanic Gardens • Peranakan Home Trip: Singapore Explorer Code: SINGA Read the full itineraries of these incredible journeys operated by Trafalgar in our Asia Brochure and on our website: trafalgar.com

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YOUR TRAVEL ESSENTIALS The information you need to know.

DEPARTURE FROM LONDON

Departure from London: All coach holidays depart from our 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) or those reserved through CostSaver. Guests staying in other hotels must make their own way to our London Reception Centre. Please remember to reconfirm your departure morning information by contacting our London Reception Centre on +44 (0)207 620 8900 or email us at: london.24x7@ttc.com

LONDON AIRPORT TRANSFERS

CostSaver has arranged group transfer rates from London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports to your CostSaver London hotel: A$70 single trip per person to/from Heathrow Airport A$142 single trip per person to/from Gatwick Airport TRANSFER TERMS AND CONDITIONS 1. For included and chargeable transfers, you or your Travel Agent must provide detailed flight information to CostSaver at the time of booking or at the very latest no fewer than 21 days prior to departure. Once transfers are booked they cannot be changed. 2. For London arrivals, you must stay at a London hotel booked by CostSaver on the night of arrival and the night prior to your departure date. 3. CostSaver only includes one inbound and one outbound transfer. 4. In the event of flight delays outside of CostSaver’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), CostSaver will not be responsible for delayed or cancelled transfers.

FREE TRANSFERS IN EUROPE

All CostSaver guests benefit from complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttle coach on the arrival and departure day of their guided holiday. These times are specified on the individual itinerary pages. You can book and purchase your own transfers if your flight times do not coincide with the shuttle coach schedules. In addition, guests arriving before or departing after the scheduled holiday may also book a transfer through CostSaver providing they also purchase the additional pre- and/or post-holiday hotel night(s) from CostSaver (see page 96 for details and prices). CostSaver provides complimentary airport transfers in the Eastern Mediterranean region at any time on the first and final day of your holiday, as well as other days in conjunction with pre- and/or posttrip accommodation booked through CostSaver. Flight times must be provided to CostSaver at least 21 days before flight departure. For CostSaver’s Terms & Conditions, see below. Gateway Airport Athens Barcelona Berlin Copenhagen Dublin Frankfurt (Main) Istanbul Madrid Milan (Malpensa) Moscow Domodedovo Moscow Sheremetyevo Munich Paris (Charles de Gaulle) Rome (Fiumicino) Stockholm St. Petersburg Venice Warsaw Zagreb

Inbound Any time, any day 09:30, 12:00 & 14:30 N/A 09:00, 12:00 & 15:30 08:30, 11:00 & 13:00 09:30, 12:00 & 14:30 Any time, any day 10:30, 13:00 & 15:30 09:30, 13:00 & 15:30 N/A

Outbound Any time, any day 08:00 08:00 & 10:00 N/A 07:00, 09:00 & 11:00 08:00 & 10:00 Any time, any day 08:30 & 11:00 07:30 & 10:30 05:00 & 13:00

N/A

05:00 & 11:00

10:00 & 13:00 09:30 08:00, 11:00 & 14:00 08:00 & 11:30 09:30, 12:30 & 15:30 N/A 14:30 & 17:30 N/A 10:30, 12:30 & 15:30 11:30 & 14:30

07:00 & 09:30 07:30 & 11:00 N/A 08:00 & 09:30 07:30 & 10:00 07:00 & 11:30

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.

PERSONALISED GROUP TRAVEL

Scheduled Departures Enjoy incredible savings for bookings of nine or more guests; the more guests, the greater your discount. Call us to get a quote for your group and find out about our free trip policy too. Custom Groups CostSaver can customise group trips to suit your specifications in any one of our worldwide destinations. Simply let us know where you want to go, your preferred hotel standard and any particular sightseeing that you’re interested in and we’ll create an itinerary filled with authentic experiences.

However you’re travelling, with family or friends or in a group that shares a common interest, whether it be the arts, food or history, we’ll make sure that you discover the true essence of your chosen destination For more information, contact your local Travel Agent or a CostSaver team member on 02 9657 3333 or email: groups@trafalgartours.com.au

Note: Minimum numbers for custom groups vary from 10-20 people based on selected destination.

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REGISTRATION YOUR REGISTRATION ON MYTRAFALGAR Every travel moment counts and to ensure that your trip runs effortlessly, as well as making sure we can contact you in the unlikely event of an emergency, we require all our guests to register before they travel. This is easily done on our travel portal, MyTrafalgar.

COSTSAVER’S GOLD SEAL ADDITIONAL PROTECTION CostSaver’s Gold Seal Additional Protection plan costs only A$99 per person (payable with your deposit only) and includes:

Registering takes only a few minutes and then you’ll be set for a trip of unforgettable moments. Here’s what you’ll need to enter: 1. Your contact details, such as email address and mobile number you will be travelling with 2. Someone at home we can contact in case of an emergency 3. Your travel preferences like dietary requirements Plus, the more we know about you, the more tailored our Travel Directors can make your holiday experience – like sharing fascinating tid-bits on your favourite travel interests.

E-DOCUMENTS YOUR TRAVEL DOCUMENTS ARE NOW ON MYTRAFALGAR • All guests will need to register on MyTrafalgar before receiving your trip documentation. And once registered, your electronic documents will be available approximately 21 days prior to your departure for download to your computer or mobile device. • We’re committed to long-term sustainability, so by choosing this paperless option, you’re supporting our JoinTrafalgar efforts in ensuring we limit our carbon footprint wherever possible. • Printed documents will be available on a request basis should this be more convenient for you.

MYTRAFALGAR ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE ON MYTRAFALGAR MyTrafalgar is an easy-to-use, interactive travel portal that connects you to your CostSaver holiday before, during and after your trip. • Before You Go: Find all your itinerary details, download travel documents and receive pre-trip updates, plus meet your Travel Director and travel companions online. • While Travelling: Get daily updates from your Travel Director, chat with your fellow travellers, keep notes of your journey and share photos of your experiences with family and friends.

ON YOUR HOLIDAY

Should you, or your travel companion, leave at any time during the trip for personal sickness reasons or be required to return to Australia due to injury, illness or death, you and your companion will be refunded up to A$90 per person per day for the unused portion of the holiday (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 CostSaver guided holiday, we will take care of the additional cost of tickets for your earlier or later return home in the same class of air travel on the first available flight, provided you hold round-trip tickets on CostSaver’s recommended airline(s) booked through CostSaver from Australia.

PRE-PAID CANCELLATION OPTION

Your deposit and/or payment to CostSaver will be refunded in full or you will have the option to carry it over to another CostSaver or TTC holiday should you cancel your holiday for any reason prior to 30 days from departure date from Australia. This cancellation option covers land arrangements made by CostSaver only. If the Australian Government DFAT advice for the destination changes to “Reconsider the need to travel” or “Do not travel” you may have your deposit and / or payment refunded at any time prior to tour commencement or you will have the option to carry it over to another CostSaver or TTC holiday. Prior to departure from Australia your airfares are not covered by Gold Seal. We recommend you take out Covermore Travel Insurance specifically covering the value of your airfares should you cancel your holiday (Please review Covermore terms and conditions around cancellation cover). We are happy to help you with arranging that travel insurance. Any rebooking costs of airfares prior to departure are not covered by Gold Seal. Cancellation option fee is not refundable for any reason. Please note that travel agent fees and cancellation fees may apply. * Medical certificates as proof of all illness claims must be supplied.

• Back Home: Relive those unforgettable moments, share memories and stay in touch with your newfound friends. Plus, as a past guest, you’ll get exclusive access to savings as you plan your next holiday. Visit trafalgar.com/MyTrafalgar now to make the most of your CostSaver holiday

PASSPORTS AND VISAS • Each guest is responsible for ensuring their passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond the conclusion of their trip and that all necessary visas and permits have been acquired. Multiple-entry visas may be required if you are entering a country more than once on your holidays. Each guest must comply with entry, health and other requirements of the countries visited during your trip. • Contact your Travel Agent, airline or relevant government authorities to obtain the necessary travel information. • The Operators and/or their employees and their agents are not responsible for passport, visa, entry, health and other requirements of the countries visited, or for any loss sustained by you for failing to comply with laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of countries visited.

CAN WE HELP YOU? Call Toll-free on 1800 002 006 For a CostSaver expert: travel advice, bookings, information or a helping hand. (Australian Eastern Standard Time) Monday - Friday: 9:00am – 1:00am Saturday: 9:00am – 10:00pm Closed on Sundays On-line 24/7 costsavertour.com For information, bookings, online payments and frequently asked questions

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