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EUROPE & BRITAIN 2017 FROM

US$96 PER DAY

INCLUDED

INCLUDED

INCLUDED

EXPERT TRAVEL DIRECTORS

3- AND 4-STAR HOTELS

MUST-SEE SIGHTS

Discover more at www.costsaver.trafalgar.com

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO TRAVEL THE COSTSAVER WAY? CostSaver offers you incredible experiences at unbeatable prices. Whether you're a first-time traveller or always on the go, we offer the best-priced tours in travel.

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VALUE

EASE

FUN

We give you quality paired with quantity, when it comes to sightseeing tours in major cities.

Travel is hassle-free, because we take care of every detail for you.

Our dynamic Travel Directors and Local Specialists keep each day upbeat and full of surprises.


VALUE TOURS WITHOUT COMPROMISE

FROM

US$96 PER DAY all included

WHAT'S ALWAYS INCLUDED ON THE BEST-PRICED TOURS IN TRAVEL From as low as US$96 per day, you'll enjoy the following inclusions: A Trafalgar-trained, expert Travel Director Hand-picked hotels A sightseeing tour in all major cities Local Specialists who bring locations to life

Itineraries with free time planned in All breakfasts Up to half of all three-course dinners Luxury air-conditioned coach transport Fantastic trip. Very well put together and managed. JAMES, FROM NEW ZEALAND, 2016

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CONTENTS

CHOOSE FROM TWO WAYS TO TRAVEL REGIONAL EXPERIENCES Delve deeper into a certain country or region, stay longer in popular cities and visit specially selected sights.

PANORAMA TOURS

Explore up to 14 countries – perfect if you want to see multiple countries and cultures, or discover as many places as you can in up to 28 days.

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Operated by the best in the travel industry

6 - 7

No-hassle travel

8 - 9

Hand-picked hotels

10

The best bites

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Here is how we compare

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Experience the Edinburgh Tattoo

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Sustainable travel

16 - 17

Savings and discounts

18 - 19

REGIONAL EXPERIENCES

Central, Eastern and Northern Europe Highlights of Poland NEW

52 - 53

PHIG

11 days

GHIG

12 days Highlights of Germany

54 - 55

CCOX

10 days Imperial Highlights

56 - 57

CHNE

15 days Highlights of Bohemia

58 - 59

SCOS

16 days Cossack Explorer

60 - 61

HCBH

10 days

SCHI

12 days Highlights of Scandinavia

Croatia and BosniaHerzegovina

62 - 63 64 - 65

REGIONAL EXPERIENCES Italy and Sicily

REGIONAL EXPERIENCES Eastern Mediterranean

IJWL

7 days

Jewels of Italy

20 – 21

ITAD

8 days

Italian Dream

22 - 23

CGMA

9 days

24 - 25

CGIH

10 days Greek Island Explorer

TTUR

11 days

IHLKA 8 days

Highlights of the Italian Lakes Highlights of Sicily NEW

26 - 27

IHSI

9 days

ITSE

10 days Italian Scene

28 - 29

ITSI

13 days Splendours of Italy

30 - 31

REGIONAL EXPERIENCES

France, Spain, Portugal and Morocco Spanish Experience

SPAX

9 days

SPAN

13 days Iberian Explorer

70 - 71

EGOEA 7 days

Glimpse of Europe

72 - 73

ETRVA

London to Rome Highlights

74 - 75

European Delight

76 - 77

8 days

EFIS

13 days European Adventures

78 - 79

34 - 35

EEXP

12 days European Experience

80 - 81

EELMA 12 days European Magic

82 - 83

EACCA 14 days European Accent

84 - 85

36 - 37

FJWL

8 days

Jewels of France NEW

38 - 39

FHIG

13 days Highlights of France

40 - 41

REGIONAL EXPERIENCES Great Britain and Ireland IRWO

8 days

Irish Wonder

BIDE

8 days

Britain and Ireland Delight 44 - 45

England and Scotland Heritage Britain and Ireland BIEXA 11 days Experience Britain and Ireland BIXP 16 days Explorer

68 - 69

32 - 33

Highlights of Spain, Morocco and Portugal

8 days

Wonders of Turkey

66 - 67

EUROPEAN PANORAMA TOURS

ESPMB 11 days

SMHIA 16 days

BEAI

Grecian Magic NEW

42 - 43

46 - 47

EIMP

15 days European Impressions

86 - 87

ECAV

18 days European Cavalcade

88 - 89

EEHR

24 days European Heritage

90 - 91

EDIS

28 days with 3-day Greek

European Discoverer Cruise Option

92 - 94

TRAVEL INFORMATION Extra Nights' Accommodation

95

48 - 49

Airport Transfers

96

50 - 51

MyTrafalgar, Visa Cancellation Fee Waiver and London Reception Centre

97

Booking Conditions

98 - 99

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 BEST IN THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY

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CostSaver tours are operated by Trafalgar, the industry leader, whose 70 years of guided travel expertise mean we have the know-how and scale to give you all the best inclusions at an unbeatable price.

PROVEN ITINERARIES balance the perfect sites, free time and just the right optional experiences. Guests love our tours so much that they have given us a 97% guest rating on the independent review website, Feefo. See for yourself by visiting: www.costsaver.trafalgar.com UNBEATABLE VALUE from Trafalgar’s buying power in the industry means economy of savings passed straight down to you. EXPERT TRAVEL DIRECTORS are trained by Trafalgar. They make the difference between a good holiday and a fantastic one, thanks to their knowledge, past experience and passion for the destination.

One of the best travel directors I ever had – Petul a Shaw Dennis. She takes care of everybody with her heart. JESTIN LEE, FROM SINGAPORE, 2016

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NO-HASSLE TRAVEL

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CostSaver offers you the most bang for your buck. It gives you the easiest access to hassle-free travel at a price you cannot beat.

EVERYTHING TAKEN CARE OF

Forget the stress of carrying heavy suitcases, unfolding maps and waiting in line at the front desk. We take care of everything. All you have to do is turn up, unwind and enjoy your holiday.

GREAT HOTELS

You'll stay in hand-picked hotels that showcase the destination and are vetted by our quality control team.

YOUR OWN TRAVEL CONCIERGE

Our Travel Directors know the continent like the back of their hands. They will make sure everything on your trip is organised for you, help you get to know your fellow travellers and offer you incredible insights into your destination.

FANTASTIC LOCAL MEALS

Food and culture go hand in hand. That's why we mix by including up to half your meals filled with regional flavours and free evenings during which you can discover the local delights for yourself. Your Travel Director will always be ready to recommend the best eateries too, so you are never left without fantastic choices.

The attention to detail was superl ative. Everyday was very well pl anned. Great experience and superb service, wish we could do it all over again. JEHANGIR ENGINEER, FROM INDIA, 2016

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HAND-PICKED HOTELS

Our connections and buying power throughout Europe and Britain give you unbeatable value at top hotels.

HAND-PICKED HOTELS

All hotels are 3- and 4-star and are carefully selected for their quality and location. Baggage transfers, check-in and hotel tips are always included.

OUR QUALITY GUARANTEE

Our Product Team constantly reviews our hotels to ensure they meet high standards. We also include the names of all hotels in the itinerary description, so rest assured you’ll be staying in great hotels you can trust.

TRUSTED BRANDS

We work with well-known names like Courtyard by Marriott and Holiday Inn, which are assessed every year for their quality, comfort and service.

Absolutely fantastic service. PATRICIA, FROM AUSTRALIA, 2016

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THE BEST BITES

Food and culture go hand in hand. Whether your mouth is watering at the idea of authentic pizza in Rome or the tastes of the sea in a paella on the Spanish coast, your Travel Director will make sure you get to experience the very best local cuisine.

GETTING OFF TO A GOOD START

A delicious continental breakfast is available for you every day when you are travelling across Europe. For tours in the UK and Ireland, there is a traditional cooked breakfast to set you up for the day ahead.

YOUR CHOICE

Exploring and finding your own favourite places to eat is part of the fun. So we ensure that your Travel Directors can showcase the best eateries in town. Like in Italy, where your Travel Director can point you to all the best parlours to grab an Italian ice cream (gelato) as a mouth-watering treat.

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HERE IS HOW WE COMPARE 1. COSTSAVER VS. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL Going it alone doesn’t mean saving on time or money. Check out the value of a 15-day European tour enjoyed the CostSaver way.

OUR 15-DAY EUROPEAN IMPRESSIONS HOLIDAY

VS.

15-DAY INDEPENDENT HOLIDAY

US$1120 + tips Spend time researching and booking hotels.

Included Stay in quality, hand-picked hotels with tips taken care of. See page 10.

Hotels

US$374 + tips With no guides to help you included, you’ll be waiting in line at sights.

Included Travel with an expert Travel Director and with Local Specialist in certain cities.

Sightseeing Included Expert Travel Directors from the leading guided holiday operator, Trafalgar, are with you every step of the way.

US$INVALUABLE + tips Spend time researching sights, getting directions and booking entry tickets.

Travel Directors US$1663 + tips and parking Pay for car rental at US$123 per day, fill up the tank on your own and pay all your parking fees.

Included Travel on a luxury, air-conditioned coach with on-board WiFi and all fuel, toll charges, and parking included.

Transport

†US$2275

US$3157

Total per person †Based on 28 May 2017 departure

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2. COSTSAVER VS. LEADING COMPETITOR No hassle, great value and satisfied customers. When it comes to planning the perfect holiday, see how we’ve got you covered.

VS.

COSTSAVER

LEADING COMPETITOR

91% guest review rating*

97% guest review rating*

How good is the itinerary?

91% guest review rating*

97% guest review rating*

How good is the service?

Not included, additional cost of US$30 or more per person

Always included, 2-3 options running per day**

Airport transfers

Recognised as the best in the industry, thanks to Trafalgar's on-going, bespoke professional development programme

Guides have received an initial induction, but no on-going training or professional development

Travel Directors

4 TRIPS UNDER US$1080 JEWELS OF ITALY

WONDERS OF TURKEY

IRISH WONDER

ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND HERITAGE

7 days from US$975

11 days from US$1050

8 days from US$1050

8 days from US$1075

See pages 20”-”21

See pages 70”-”71

See pages 42”-”43

See pages 46”-”47

*Review ratings via Feefo for 12-month period ending August 2016

**Except itineraries starting and/or ending in London

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EXPERIENCE THE EDINBURGH TATTOO

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NEW for 2017, 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 the 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.

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

To experience the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo firsthand, see England and Scotland Heritage, Britain and Ireland Experience and Britain and Ireland Explorer on pages 46‰-‰51.

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SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL

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THE TREADRIGHT FOUNDATION

Established and funded as a joint initiative among The Travel Corporation’s family of brands, the TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit that works to ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has supported more than 35 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. TreadRight’s guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities. By providing grants to organisations that encourage sustainability in different destinations, we hope to maintain the natural attractions across the world that define each unique region. Foundation priorities are set by the Steering Committee, which includes sustainability leaders like Céline Cousteau and Costas Christ.

COACH TRAVEL

Coach travel has been proven to have substantial environmental benefits, including reducing congestion and causing less pollution per passenger kilometre than any other transportation option. Coaches have been proven to emit fewer greenhouse gases on a per passenger basis than either train or car travel.* 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.

SUPPORTING THE NATIONAL TRUST AND GIANT’S CAUSEWAY

Located in County Antrim in Northern Ireland, the Giant’s Causeway is a series of unique basalt columns that formed centuries ago as a result of volcanic activity. In 2000, the site’s visitor centre was destroyed in a devastating fire. Trafalgar and TreadRight worked with the National Trust, a UK-based organisation charged with the care of the site, to enhance the visitor experience through conservation and protection, as well as to help rebuild the visitor centre. Today the new Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre includes exhibition spaces, a cafe and shops. Walkways and trails around the site have also been upgraded. Our support allowed the National Trust to turn its award-winning design into reality and to preserve this breathtaking site for everyone to enjoy.

To learn more about TreadRight and The National Trust, visit us at: treadright.org

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SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS

Experience the best holidays, spectacular savings and comprehensive Visa Cancellation Fee Waiver 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€-€15, get 5% off per person, which may be combined with other discounts. More than 15 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 www.costsaver.trafalgar.com

COSTSAVER’S VISA CANCELLATION FEE WAIVER

For peace of mind, see our Visa Cancellation Fee Waiver information on page 97.

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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.

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 booked simultaneously, savings are applied to the shortest trips. Groups are limited to one group per coach, not available on our Greek Island Explorer trip. Young travellers limited to one discount per room.


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 one holiday spell, we offer you greater savings.

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.

DEPOSIT PROTECTION

Life happens. If you are forced to cancel your booking, instead of losing your deposit, we will keep it as a US$200 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. Cancellation fees and deadlines remain unchanged.

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days

7

140

US$

Jewels of Italy

per day

Memorable Highlights • Rome Sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica and views of the mighty Colosseum

VENICE

Verona

2

• 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 • 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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Pisa

2

FLORENCE

ITALY 2 ROME

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

End


BOOK Early

Jewels of Italy

CostSaver Regional

7 days – 2 Countries From:

US$975

(per person twin share)

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 highquality 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 and see Juliet’s Balcony. Hear the story of the play which begins with a street brawl between Montague and Capulet servants who, like their masters, are sworn enemies. Head east to the magical, romantic city of Venice. (BB, D) Hotel: Antony Day 6 | Venice Orientation and Free Time Your day starts with a cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square in the heart of Venice. Admire the Bridge of Sighs, the Image Caption: Grand Canal, Venice

ornate Doge’s Palace and the Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Spend free time afterwards exploring this fascinating city or perhaps take a cruise across the lagoon to the island of Burano for a relaxing meal. 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) * Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences. Autumn, Winter, Spring (WJWL): Departures marked in the price panel are subject to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in May 2017. TRIP NOTES 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 US$50 per person. WiFi: See page 98 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share.

TRIP CODE:

IJWL

8 Unbeatable Features* 6 Buffet breakfasts 2 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$55ƒp.p.

SAVE up to US$27ƒp.p.

US$100ƒ

US$30ƒp.p.

Price per Person Starts Rome

Ends Venice

1 Apr Sat 3 Apr Mon 8 Apr Sat 10 Apr Mon 15 Apr Sat 17 Apr Mon 22 Apr Sat 24 Apr Mon 29 Apr Sat

7 Apr Fri 9 Apr Sun 14 Apr Fri 16 Apr Sun 21 Apr Fri 23 Apr Sun 28 Apr Fri 30 Apr Sun 5 May Fri

1075 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095

220 220 220 220 220 220 220 220 220

1 May Mon 6 May Sat 8 May Mon 13 May Sat 15 May Mon 20 May Sat 22 May Mon 27 May Sat 29 May Mon

7 May Sun 12 May Fri 14 May Sun 19 May Fri 21 May Sun 26 May Fri 28 May Sun 2 Jun Fri 4 Jun Sun

1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095

220 220 220 220 220 220 220 220 220

3 Jun Sat 5 Jun Mon 10 Jun Sat 12 Jun Mon 17 Jun Sat 19 Jun Mon 24 Jun Sat 26 Jun Mon

9 Jun Fri 11 Jun Sun 16 Jun Fri 18 Jun Sun 23 Jun Fri 25 Jun Sun 30 Jun Fri 2 Jul Sun

1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095

220 220 220 220 220 220 220 220

1 Jul Sat 3 Jul Mon 8 Jul Sat 10 Jul Mon 15 Jul Sat 17 Jul Mon 22 Jul Sat 24 Jul Mon 29 Jul Sat 31 Jul Mon

7 Jul Fri 9 Jul Sun 14 Jul Fri 16 Jul Sun 21 Jul Fri 23 Jul Sun 28 Jul Fri 30 Jul Sun 4 Aug Fri 6 Aug Sun

1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095

220 220 220 220 220 220 220 220 220 220

5 Aug Sat 7 Aug Mon 12 Aug Sat 14 Aug Mon 19 Aug Sat 21 Aug Mon 26 Aug Sat 28 Aug Mon

11 Aug Fri 13 Aug Sun 18 Aug Fri 20 Aug Sun 25 Aug Fri 27 Aug Sun 1 Sep Fri 3 Sep Sun

1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095

220 220 220 220 220 220 220 220

Twin Single share Supp.

Starts Rome

Ends Venice

2 Sep Sat 4 Sep Mon 9 Sep Sat 11 Sep Mon 16 Sep Sat 18 Sep Mon 23 Sep Sat 25 Sep Mon 30 Sep Sat

8 Sep Fri 10 Sep Sun 15 Sep Fri 17 Sep Sun 22 Sep Fri 24 Sep Sun 29 Sep Fri 1 Oct Sun 6 Oct Fri

1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095

220 220 220 220 220 220 220 220 220

2 Oct Mon 7 Oct Sat 9 Oct Mon 14 Oct Sat 16 Oct Mon 21 Oct Sat 23 Oct Mon 28 Oct Sat 30 Oct Mon

8 Oct Sun 13 Oct Fri 15 Oct Sun 20 Oct Fri 22 Oct Sun 27 Oct Fri 29 Oct Sun 3 Nov Fri 5 Nov Sun

1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1050 1050

220 220 220 220 220 220 220 220 220

11 Nov Sat

975 975 975 975

180 180 180 180

27 Dec Wed 2 Jan Tue

975 975 975 975 1025 1025

180 180 180 180 180 180

2 Jan Tue

2018 8 Jan Mon 7 Jan Sun 13 Jan Sat 14 Jan Sun 20 Jan Sat 21 Jan Sun 27 Jan Sat 28 Jan Sun 3 Feb Sat

975 975 975 975 975

180 180 180 180 180

4 Feb Sun

10 Feb Sat 17 Feb Sat 18 Feb Sun 24 Feb Sat 25 Feb Sun 3 Mar Sat

975 975 975 975

180 180 180 180

4 Mar Sun

975 975 975 975

180 180 180 180

5 Nov Sun

12 Nov Sun 18 Nov Sat 19 Nov Sun 25 Nov Sat 26 Nov Sun 2 Dec Sat 3 Dec Sun

9 Dec Sat

10 Dec Sun 16 Dec Sat 17 Dec Sun 23 Dec Sat 17 Dec Sun 23 Dec Sat 24 Dec Sun 30 Dec Sat

11 Feb Sun

10 Mar Sat 17 Mar Sat 18 Mar Sun 24 Mar Sat 25 Mar Sun 31 Mar Sat 11 Mar Sun

Twin Single share Supp.

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days

8

150

US$

Italian Dream

per day

Memorable Highlights • Rome Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican and views of the mighty Colosseum • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Marks Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island • Verona View the Roman Arena and Juliet’s Balcony on an orientation walk

ITALY

Verona

VENICE 2

FLORENCE 2 Assisi

• Florence Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Baptistery, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Giotto’s Bell Tower • Assisi Orientation of this beautiful town dedicated to St. Francis

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2

Overnight stays

1 ROME

Sightseeing stops

Start

End


Italian Dream

CostSaver Regional

8 days – 2 Countries From:

US$1195 (per person twin share)

Day 1 | Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Welcome to Rome. Relax and unwind after check-in and meet with your Travel Director this afternoon. Tonight perhaps take a stroll through the city and soak up the vibrant atmosphere. Hotel: Pinewood/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 to 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 you have free time to take in the sights or join an Optional Experience to explore the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. (BB) Day 3 | Rome – Venice (Marghera) (2 Nights) Follow the Upper Tiber Valley past the medieval hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto in Umbria to Tuscany, a unique and fertile landscape with olive groves and vineyards stretching into the distance. Cross the dramatic Apennine Mountains and arrive later close to the magical city of Venice. (BB, D) Hotel: Mercure Marghera Day 4 | Venice Orientation and Free Time Savour the unique sights of Venice as you cruise by private launch to its heart, St. Mark’s Square. Marvel at the Bridge of Sighs, the magnificent Doge’s Palace and the Byzantine basilica adorned with glass mosaics. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca island. Explore this fascinating city in your free time or perhaps take a cruise across the lagoon to Burano island for a delicious lunch. (BB) Day 5 | Venice (Marghera) – Verona – Florence (2 Nights) Drive west to Verona, the home of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. View the vast Roman Arena during your walking orientation, where concerts are still held, and then see Juliet’s Balcony. Your journey continues through the gastronomic region of Emilia Romagna to Tuscany and your hotel near the Renaissance city of Florence. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Firenze Nord Day 6 | Florence Sightseeing and Free Time Florence enjoys a unique artistic heritage. Experience the delights during your sightseeing tour on foot with a knowledgeable Local Specialist. View the Baptistery renowned for its carved bronze doors, the marble Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto’s impressive Bell Tower and visit Piazza della Signoria. Enjoy a demonstration of leatherwork, with time afterwards to explore or to shop for high-quality Italian goods and 18-carat gold jewellery. (BB, D)

Day 7 | Florence – Assisi – Rome Through the rolling countryside of Tuscany into Umbria. You arrive at the mystical town of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio. See the sights of St. Francis’ birthplace, including the medieval ramparts. Later on your final night in Rome, you might like to celebrate the end of your holiday with a special dinner. (BB) Hotel: Pinewood Day 8 | Depart Rome Say ‘arrivederci’ to Rome, your Travel Director and newfound friends as you prepare for your journey home. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino airport. Conditions apply. (BB) * Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.

TRIP CODE:

ITAD

8 Unbeatable Features* 7 Buffet breakfasts 2 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$61Žp.p.

SAVE up to US$31Žp.p.

US$120Ž

US$40Žp.p.

Price per Person

Mamma mia, Italia! I have heard that Italy was beautiful, but what I saw exceeded my expectations. What a dream come true!! From the moment we arrived in Rome to the time we had to depart, everything was nothing but perfect. Our Travel Director’s impressive history and archaeology knowledge, together with his witty personality, made this trip very special, informative and extremely enjoyable. We truly hope to travel with Trafalgar again in the future.

CRISTINA, FROM CANADA 2016, ITALIAN DREAM

Starts Rome

Ends Rome

1195 280

9 Jul Sun

16 Jul Sun

1195 280

1195 280

16 Jul Sun

23 Jul Sun

1195 280

16 Apr Sun 23 Apr Sun

1225 280

23 Jul Sun

30 Jul Sun

1195 280

23 Apr Sun 30 Apr Sun

1225 280

30 Jul Sun

6 Aug Sun

1195 280

30 Apr Sun 7 May Sun

1225 280 6 Aug Sun

13 Aug Sun

1195 280

7 May Sun

14 May Sun

1225 280

13 Aug Sun 20 Aug Sun

1195 280

14 May Sun 21 May Sun

1225 280

20 Aug Sun 27 Aug Sun

1195 280

21 May Sun 28 May Sun

1225 280

27 Aug Sun 3 Sep Sun

1195 280

28 May Sun 4 Jun Sun

1225 280 3 Sep Sun

10 Sep Sun

1225 280

4 Jun Sun

11 Jun Sun

1225 280

10 Sep Sun 17 Sep Sun

1225 280

11 Jun Sun

18 Jun Sun

1225 280

17 Sep Sun 24 Sep Sun

1225 280

18 Jun Sun 25 Jun Sun

1225 280

24 Sep Sun 1 Oct Sun

1225 280

25 Jun Sun 2 Jul Sun

1225 280 1 Oct Sun

8 Oct Sun

1225 280

2 Jul Sun

1195 280

8 Oct Sun

15 Oct Sun

1225 280

Starts Rome

Ends Rome

2 Apr Sun

9 Apr Sun

9 Apr Sun

16 Apr Sun

9 Jul Sun

Twin Single share Supp.

Twin Single share Supp.

TRIP NOTES 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 US$57 per person. WiFi: See page 98 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share.

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

KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner Image Caption: Colosseum, Rome

23


days

8

125

US$

per day

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

SWITZERLAND

• Lake Maggiore Visit Italy’s secondlargest lake and see the beautiful towns, villages and gardens • 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 • Milan Enjoy a sightseeing tour in Milan with your Local Specialist including the Duomo, Galleria and La Scala

Lake Maggiore

Lake Lugano

Lugano

Lake Como

ITALY

Tremezzo Bellagio Cruise

Stresa Como

2

Bergamo

2

VARESE

ROVERETO

Bellagio

2 SARONNO Lake Garda

1

MILAN

24

Overnight stays

Verona

Sightseeing stops

Start

End


BOOK Early

Highlights of the Italian Lakes

CostSaver Regional

8 days – 2 Countries

US$995

From: 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, almondflavoured 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) – Varese (2 Nights) This morning make your way to the Swiss city of Lugano which is also known as the ‘Monte Carlo of Switzerland’. An evergrowing 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 in the Lake District region. (BB) Hotel: Capolago Day 4 | Lake Maggiore Excursion After breakfast a short drive brings you to Lake Maggiore which is the secondlargest lake in Italy after Lake Garda and one of the most scenic. Immortalised in American writer Ernest Hemingway’s novel ‘A Farewell To Arms’, you will have free time to explore or perhaps take an excursion to the Borromean Islands. Later return to your hotel for an included dinner. (BB, D) Day 5 | Varese – 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. Later you will have free time to savour the atmosphere of this historic city. This afternoon take a scenic drive along Lake Garda. Later check into your hotel for a two-night stay. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Nerocubo

Day 7 | Rovereto – Bergamo – Milan En route to Milan stop and visit the attractive town of Bergamo for some free time. 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) * Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.

You did most certainly deliver a memorable trip for us. Besides the natural beauty of the area, we travelled in comfort and in excellent company. Our Travel Director was especially knowledgeable, accommodating and very pleasant.

(per person twin share) TRIP CODE:

IHLKA

8 Unbeatable Features* 7 Buffet breakfasts 3 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$51ˆp.p.

SAVE up to US$26ˆp.p.

US$100ˆ

US$30ˆp.p.

Price per Person Starts Milan

Ends Milan

8 Jul Sat

15 Jul Sat

1025 210

15 Jul Sat

22 Jul Sat

1025 210

1025 210

22 Jul Sat

29 Jul Sat

1025 210

29 Apr Sat 6 May Sat

1025 210

29 Jul Sat

5 Aug Sat

1025 210

6 May Sat

Starts Milan

Ends Milan

8 Apr Sat

15 Apr Sat

995

15 Apr Sat

22 Apr Sat

1025 210

22 Apr Sat 29 Apr Sat

210

Twin Single share Supp.

13 May Sat

1025 210

5 Aug Sat

12 Aug Sat

1025 210

13 May Sat 20 May Sat

1025 210

12 Aug Sat 19 Aug Sat

1025 210

20 May Sat 27 May Sat

1025 210

19 Aug Sat 26 Aug Sat

1025 210

27 May Sat 3 Jun Sat

1025 210

26 Aug Sat 2 Sep Sat

1025 210

3 Jun Sat

10 Jun Sat

1025 210

2 Sep Sat

9 Sep Sat

1025 210

10 Jun Sat

17 Jun Sat

1025 210

9 Sep Sat

16 Sep Sat

1025 210

17 Jun Sat

24 Jun Sat

1025 210

16 Sep Sat

23 Sep Sat

1025 210

1025 210

23 Sep Sat 30 Sep Sat

1025 210

30 Sep Sat 7 Oct Sat

1025 210

24 Jun Sat 1 Jul Sat

KERI, FROM SOUTH AFRICA 2016, HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ITALIAN LAKES

Twin Single share Supp.

1 Jul Sat

8 Jul Sat

1025 210

TRIP NOTES 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 US$57 per person. WiFi: See page 98 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share.

Day 6 | Lake District Free Day Consider taking a boat trip across the Lake Garda or maybe join a full-day Optional Experience into the Dolomite Mountains where you can ride a cable car up one of the mountain peaks for spectacular views. (BB)

KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner Image Caption: Lake Como

25


days

9

144

US$

Highlights of Sicily

per day

Memorable Highlights • Taormina Visit the town and enjoy views from Piazza Nove Aprile • Mount Etna A drive takes you to the base of 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

ROME

• Monreale Visit inside the magnificent 12th century Norman Cathedral

1

1

ITALY

• Palermo Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes a visit inside Palermo Cathedral

1 NAPLES

Overnight Cruise

PALERMO

2 Mt. Etna

2 TAORMINA

Agrigento SICILY

26

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

End


NEW 2017

Highlights of Sicily

CostSaver Regional

9 days – 1 Country From:

US$1295 (per person twin share)

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. This evening consider taking a stroll around this fascinating city and soak up the historic atmosphere. Hotel: Ergife Palace

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 famous hilltop town of Erice. This evening board your overnight ferry to Naples. (BB)

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: Starhotels Terminus

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. (BB) Hotel: Black

Day 3 | Naples – Taormina (2 Nights) Drive south via Salerno and through gorgeous Calabrian countryside. Take the ferry across the straits of Messina to Sicily and the town of Taormina - your home for the next two nights. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Antares

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)

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 where you have the option to take a cable car for views of the active volcano which is the largest in Europe. Tonight consider an evening out for some local specialities. (BB) Day 5 | Taormina – 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 five 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

* Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.

OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, JR., (20TH-CENTURY AMERICAN LEGAL SCHOLAR AND JUDGE FROM 1902 TO 1932)

TRIP CODE:

IHSI

8 Unbeatable Features* 8 Buffet breakfasts 3 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$68‹p.p.

SAVE up to US$34‹p.p.

US$130‹

US$10‹p.p.

Price per Person Starts Rome

Ends Rome

25 Mar Sat 2 Apr Sun

Twin Single share Supp.

Starts Rome

Ends Rome

1295 320

1 Jul Sat

9 Jul Sun

1325 350

15 Jul Sat

23 Jul Sun

1350 350

29 Jul Sat

6 Aug Sun

1350 350

8 Apr Sat

16 Apr Sun

1295 320

15 Apr Sat

23 Apr Sun

1295 320

22 Apr Sat 30 Apr Sun

1295 320

14 May Sun

1295 320

20 May Sat 28 May Sun

1295 320

6 May Sat

3 Jun Sat

11 Jun Sun

1295 320

17 Jun Sat

25 Jun Sun

1295 320

Twin Single share Supp.

12 Aug Sat 20 Aug Sun

1350 350

26 Aug Sat 3 Sep Sun

1350 350

9 Sep Sat

1350 320

17 Sep Sun

23 Sep Sat 1 Oct Sun

1350 320

7 Oct Sat

1295 320

15 Oct Sun

TRIP NOTES 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 US$64 per person. WiFi: See page 98 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share.

Day 6 | Palermo Sightseeing and Excursion to Mondello and Monreale This morning enjoy time in the Sicilian capital, Palermo. Meet your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the city which includes the honey-coloured cathedral and Piazza Bellini. Travel to the town of Monreale and visit the magnificent 12th century Norman Cathedral. Admire views of the Conca d’Oro before continuing your journey to visit the beautiful fishing village of Mondello. Return to Palermo this evening. (BB)

KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner Image Caption: Taormina, Sicily

27


days

10

143

US$

Italian Scene

per day

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 • Assisi Orientation of this beautiful town dedicated to St. Francis • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island

ITALIAN 1 LAKES

VENICE

Lake Como

2

Verona

ITALY FLORENCE Pisa

1

1 ASSISI

• Verona View Juliet’s Balcony and the impressive Roman Arena • Italian Lakes Visit Lake Como • Pisa Visit the Square of Miracles to view the Leaning Tower

ROME 2 1 Cassino

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

28

BAY OF NAPLES 1 Sorrento

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

End


Italian Scene

CostSaver Regional

10 days – 2 Countries From:

US$1425 (per person twin share)

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. Your journey continues north across the dramatic Apennine Mountains to near the magical, romantic city of Venice. (BB, D) Hotel: Il Burchiello Day 6 | Venice Orientation and Free Time Your day starts with a cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square in the heart of Venice. Admire the Bridge of Sighs, the ornate Doge’s Palace and the Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Spend free time afterwards exploring this fascinating city or perhaps take a trip out across the lagoon to the island of Burano for a relaxing 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 starcrossed lovers. View the vast Roman Arena, where concerts are still held regularly each year and walk to view Juliet’s Balcony. Continue north to the Italian Lake District to visit Lake Como, a favoured summer retreat of the rich and famous before arriving at your hotel where you dine tonight. (BB, D) Hotel: Starhotels Grand Milan 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, 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) * Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.

TRIP CODE:

ITSE

8 Unbeatable Features* 9 Buffet breakfasts 4 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$73„p.p.

SAVE up to US$36„p.p.

US$140„

US$50„p.p.

Price per Person Starts Rome

Ends Rome

24 Mar Fri

2 Apr Sun

1425 340

31 Mar Fri

9 Apr Sun

1425 340

Twin Single share Supp.

Starts Rome

Ends Rome

Twin Single share Supp.

7 Jul Fri

16 Jul Sun

1450 340

14 Jul Fri

23 Jul Sun

1450 340

7 Apr Fri

16 Apr Sun

1450 340

21 Jul Fri

30 Jul Sun

1450 340

14 Apr Fri

23 Apr Sun

1450 340

28 Jul Fri

6 Aug Sun

1450 340

21 Apr Fri

30 Apr Sun

1450 340

28 Apr Fri

7 May Sun

1450 340

4 Aug Fri

13 Aug Sun

1450 340

11 Aug Fri

20 Aug Sun 1450 340

5 May Fri

14 May Sun

1450 340

18 Aug Fri

27 Aug Sun

1450 340

12 May Fri

21 May Sun

1450 340

25 Aug Fri

3 Sep Sun

1450 340

19 May Fri

28 May Sun

1450 340

26 May Fri

4 Jun Sun

1450 340

1 Sep Fri

10 Sep Sun

1450 340

8 Sep Fri

17 Sep Sun

1450 340

2 Jun Fri

11 Jun Sun

1450 340

15 Sep Fri

24 Sep Sun

1450 340

9 Jun Fri

18 Jun Sun

1450 340

22 Sep Fri

1 Oct Sun

1450 340

16 Jun Fri

25 Jun Sun

1450 340

29 Sep Fri

8 Oct Sun

1450 340

23 Jun Fri

2 Jul Sun

1450 340

30 Jun Fri

9 Jul Sun

1450 340

6 Oct Fri

15 Oct Sun

1450 340

TRIP NOTES 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 US$71 per person. WiFi: See page 98 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share.

KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner Image Caption: Duomo, Florence

29


days

13

133

US$

Splendours of Italy

per day

Memorable Highlights • 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 • Assisi Orientation tour includes St. Francis’ Basilica • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island

SWITZERLAND Lugano

ITALIAN 2 LAKES

VENICE 2

Verona

ITALY FLORENCE 2

Pisa Siena

• Verona View the Roman Arena and Juliet’s Balcony

1 ASSISI

ROME 2 1

• Lugano Visit this magnificent lakeside resort • Italian Lakes Enjoy a free day with spectacular views

BAY OF NAPLES 2

Sorrento

• Pisa View the Square of Miracles and the famous Leaning Tower • 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

30

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

End


Splendours of Italy

CostSaver Regional

13 days – 3 Countries From:

US$1725 (per person twin share)

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) 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 resort of Sorrento starts with a visit to an inlaid wood workshop, for which the area is renowned. Later 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. (BB, D) Day 5 | Bay of Naples – Assisi 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 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. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca island. Explore the city during your free time or maybe take a trip to Burano Island in the lagoon for a delicious meal. (BB) 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

TRIP CODE:

and visit the pretty lakeside resort of Lugano. Arrive at your hotel where you dine tonight. (BB, D) Hotel: Capolago Day 9 | Italian Lakes Free Day Today you have a full day to enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Italian Lakes region. (BB, D) Day 10 | Italian Lakes – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights) Cross the Appenine 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 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)

ITSI

8 Unbeatable Features* 12 Buffet breakfasts 6 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$88“p.p.

SAVE up to US$44“p.p.

US$170“

US$70“p.p.

Price per Person Twin Single share Supp.

Starts Rome

Ends Rome

Twin Single share Supp.

13 Apr Thu

1725 430

15 Jul Sat

27 Jul Thu

1750 430

20 Apr Thu

1750 430

22 Jul Sat

3 Aug Thu

1750 430

27 Apr Thu

1750 430

29 Jul Sat

10 Aug Thu

1750 430

22 Apr Sat 4 May Thu

1750 430

29 Apr Sat 11 May Thu

1750 430

5 Aug Sat

Starts Rome

Ends Rome

1 Apr Sat 8 Apr Sat 15 Apr Sat

17 Aug Thu

1750 430

12 Aug Sat 24 Aug Thu

1750 430

18 May Thu

1750 430

19 Aug Sat 31 Aug Thu

1750 430

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

13 May Sat 25 May Thu

1750 430

26 Aug Sat 7 Sep Thu

1750 430

20 May Sat 1 Jun Thu

1750 430

27 May Sat 8 Jun Thu

1750 430

2 Sep Sat

14 Sep Thu

1750 430

9 Sep Sat

21 Sep Thu

1750 430

28 Sep Thu

1750 430

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) * Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.

6 May Sat

3 Jun Sat

15 Jun Thu

1750 430

16 Sep Sat

10 Jun Sat

22 Jun Thu

1750 430

23 Sep Sat 5 Oct Thu

1750 430

17 Jun Sat

29 Jun Thu

1750 430

30 Sep Sat 12 Oct Thu

1750 430

24 Jun Sat 6 Jul Thu

1750 430 7 Oct Sat

19 Oct Thu

1750 430

1 Jul Sat

13 Jul Thu

1750 430

14 Oct Sat

26 Oct Thu

1750 430

8 Jul Sat

20 Jul Thu

1750 430

21 Oct Sat

2 Nov Thu

1750 430

TRIP NOTES 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 US$93 per person. WiFi: See page 98 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share.

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

KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner Image Caption: St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome

31


days

9

120

US$

per day

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

2 BARCELONA

MADRID 2

Peñíscola

Toledo

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

VALENCIA 1

Puerto Lápice SEVILLE

2

1

Guadix

GRANADA

32

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

End


Spanish Experience

CostSaver Regional

9 days – 1 Country From:

US$1075 (per person twin share)

Day 1 | Arrive Madrid (2 Nights) Welcome to Madrid, Spain’s capital city. Check into your hotel then relax and unwind. Later meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. This evening spend free time exploring on your own or join the group for a walking tour of the city and the chance to savour local ‘tapas’ at a café on the Plaza Mayor. Hotel: Barcelo Castellana Norte/Barcelo Torre Arias 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 Andalusia with striking whitewashed villages and churches. Arrive in Seville, a vibrant city and the home of bullfighting and flamenco. (BB, D) Hotel: MA Congresos 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 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 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. This complex is also featured in the George Clooney movie Tomorrowland. Later arrive at your hotel where you dine tonight with your fellow travellers. (BB, D) Hotel: Abba Acteon 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 seeing Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia and the Plaza Catalunya. See the lively Ramblas and enjoy spectacular views of the city from Montjuïc. Tonight, consider visiting a Catalan-style restaurant for a delicious dinner of local specialities. (BB) Hotel: Hesperia Sant Just

TRIP CODE:

SPAX

8 Unbeatable Features* 8 Buffet breakfasts 3 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$55”p.p.

SAVE up to US$27”p.p.

US$100”

US$20”p.p.

Price per Person Twin Single share Supp.

Starts Madrid

Ends Barcelona

Twin Single share Supp.

9 Apr Sun

1075 330

15 Jul Sat

23 Jul Sun

1095 360

16 Apr Sun

1095 330

22 Jul Sat

30 Jul Sun

1095 360

23 Apr Sun

1095 330

29 Jul Sat

6 Aug Sun

1095 360

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)

22 Apr Sat 30 Apr Sun

1095 330

29 Apr Sat 7 May Sun

1095 360

5 Aug Sat

13 Aug Sun

1095 360

Day 9 | Depart Barcelona This morning say ‘adios’ to Spain, your Travel Director, and your fellow travellers at the end of your unforgettable Spanish Experience. Transfers are available to Barcelona Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

Please note: A complimentary return coach transfer is available to Madrid for all guests. It will arrive at the Trafalgar extra night hotel in Madrid at approximately 6pm. * Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.

Starts Madrid

Ends Barcelona

1 Apr Sat 8 Apr Sat 15 Apr Sat

12 Aug Sat 20 Aug Sun 1095 360 14 May Sun

1095 360

19 Aug Sat 27 Aug Sun

1095 360

13 May Sat 21 May Sun

1095 360

26 Aug Sat 3 Sep Sun

1095 360

20 May Sat 28 May Sun

1095 360

27 May Sat 4 Jun Sun

1095 360

2 Sep Sat

10 Sep Sun

1095 330

9 Sep Sat

17 Sep Sun

1095 330

24 Sep Sun

1095 330

6 May Sat

3 Jun Sat

11 Jun Sun

1095 360

16 Sep Sat

10 Jun Sat

18 Jun Sun

1095 360

23 Sep Sat 1 Oct Sun

1095 330

17 Jun Sat

25 Jun Sun

1095 360

30 Sep Sat 8 Oct Sun

1095 330

24 Jun Sat 2 Jul Sun

1095 360 7 Oct Sat

15 Oct Sun

1095 330

1 Jul Sat

9 Jul Sun

1095 360

14 Oct Sat

22 Oct Sun

1095 330

8 Jul Sat

16 Jul Sun

1095 360

21 Oct Sat

29 Oct Sun

1095 330

TRIP NOTES 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 US$64 per person. WiFi: See page 98 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share.

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

KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner Image Caption: Toledo, Spain

33


days

13

110

US$

Iberian Explorer

per day

Memorable Highlights • Barcelona Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes 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

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

Fátima

PORTU GAL

• Guadix View the cave homes in “Barrio Troglodyte” SALAMANCA 1

2

2 MADRID

Peñíscola

VALENCIA 1

2 LISBON

SEVILLE 2

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

34

BARCELONA

SPAIN

GRANADA 1

Guadix

1 COSTA DEL SOL Gibraltar

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

End


Iberian Explorer

CostSaver Regional

13 days – 3 Countries From:

US$1425 (per person twin share)

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 Despi Day 2 | Barcelona Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Specialist shows you the sights including Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, the Ramblas, Plaza Catalunya and spectacular views of the city from Montjuïc. Enjoy free time to explore the city or join an 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. This complex is also featured in the George Clooney movie Tomorrowland. (BB, D) Hotel: Abba Acteon 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 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 to the Rock of Gibraltar, where you have the chance to see the famous Barbary monkeys and possibly visit the cave of St. Michael. Then continue through spectacular Andalusian countryside to Seville. After dinner at your hotel tonight you might like to experience a fiery flamenco show. (BB, D) Hotel: MA Congresos 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 and famous exhibition site of Plaza America. Tonight, you might like to sample some traditional tapas. (BB)

Day 8 | Seville – Lisbon (2 Nights) Drive to the Portuguese border then continue past the cork trees of the Alentejo region. From here travel via Setúbal to the capital of Portugal, Lisbon, a great seafaring city situated near where the Tagus River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Tonight consider a traditional Portuguese dinner with music. (BB) Hotel: Altis 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 to maybe take an Optional Experience to Sintra and the coastal town of Cascais. (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 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: Tryp Leganes 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) * Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.

TRIP CODE:

SPAN

8 Unbeatable Features* 12 Buffet breakfasts 4 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$73…p.p.

SAVE up to US$36…p.p.

US$140…

US$30…p.p.

Price per Person Twin Single share Supp.

Starts Barcelona

Ends Madrid

Twin Single share Supp.

20 Apr Thu

1425 430

15 Jul Sat

27 Jul Thu

1450 430

27 Apr Thu

1450 430

22 Jul Sat

3 Aug Thu

1450 430

22 Apr Sat 4 May Thu

1450 430

29 Jul Sat

10 Aug Thu

1450 430

29 Apr Sat 11 May Thu

1450 430 5 Aug Sat

17 Aug Thu

1450 430

6 May Sat

18 May Thu

1450 430

12 Aug Sat 24 Aug Thu

1450 430

13 May Sat 25 May Thu

1450 430

19 Aug Sat 31 Aug Thu

1450 430

20 May Sat 1 Jun Thu

1450 430

26 Aug Sat 7 Sep Thu

1450 430

27 May Sat 8 Jun Thu

1450 430 2 Sep Sat

14 Sep Thu

1450 430

3 Jun Sat

15 Jun Thu

1450 430

9 Sep Sat

21 Sep Thu

1450 430

10 Jun Sat

22 Jun Thu

1450 430

16 Sep Sat

28 Sep Thu

1450 430

17 Jun Sat

29 Jun Thu

1450 430

23 Sep Sat 5 Oct Thu

1450 430

24 Jun Sat 6 Jul Thu

1450 430

30 Sep Sat 12 Oct Thu

1450 430

1 Jul Sat

13 Jul Thu

1450 430

7 Oct Sat

19 Oct Thu

1450 430

8 Jul Sat

20 Jul Thu

1450 430

14 Oct Sat

26 Oct Thu

1450 430

Starts Barcelona

Ends Madrid

8 Apr Sat 15 Apr Sat

TRIP NOTES 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. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver US$93 per person. WiFi: See page 98 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share.

KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner Image Caption: Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

35


days

16

113

US$

per day

Highlights of Spain, Morocco and Portugal

Memorable Highlights

• Granada Enjoy a scenic drive to this Moorish city • Fez Sightseeing includes a walking tour of the Medina and views of the Royal Palace

• Rabat View the Mausoleum and Royal Palace during your orientation

TUG

1

1 2 MADRID Toledo

Fátima

2 LISBON

SEVILLE

• Marrakesh Visit Bahia Palace and Djemaa el-Fna Square during your sightseeing tour • Casablanca View the Corniche and see the Hassan II Mosque

2

Ferry

TANGIER 1 Atlas Mountains Rabat Casablanca

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

36

1 GRANADA 1 COSTA DEL SOL

• 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

POR

• Toledo Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the synagogue and cathedral. Visit a steel workshop

AL

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

2 FEZ Sahara Desert

MOROCCO 2 MARRAKESH

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

End


Highlights of Spain, Morocco and Portugal

CostSaver Regional

16 days – 3 Countries From: Day 1 | Arrive Madrid (2 Nights) Welcome to Madrid. After check-in there is time to unwind and relax. This evening, why not try the traditional dish of paella in one of the restaurants lining the lively Plaza Mayor. Hotel: Barcelo Torre Arias 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 Andalusia 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: Atlas Volubilis Day 6 | Fez Sightseeing and Free Time This morning your guided sightseeing tour includes views of the Royal Palace. On your walking tour through the labyrinthine Medina, learn the art of haggling. Experience the atmosphere of this exotic city with time to relax or use your new-found skills to haggle. Tonight consider joining an Optional Experience to a traditional Arabian dinner, complete with belly dancing. (BB) Day 7 | Fez – Marrakesh (2 Nights) Today enjoy the breathtaking drive, travelling through the foothills of the Atlas Mountains to the city of Marrakesh, Africa’s most popular year-round sun resort, 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 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

(per person twin share)

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: Rif 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 Seville for a two-night stay. (BB, D) Hotel: MA Congresos 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 folk dancing and song. (BB) Hotel: Altis 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 Sintra, 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: Melia Avenida De America 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) * Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.

US$1795 TRIP CODE:

SMHIA

9 Unbeatable Features* 15 Buffet breakfasts 6 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$91“p.p.

SAVE up to US$46“p.p.

US$180“

US$40“p.p.

Price per Person Starts Madrid

Ends Madrid

Twin Single share Supp.

Starts Madrid

Ends Madrid

Twin Single share Supp.

15 Apr Sat

30 Apr Sun

1795 520

22 Jul Sat

6 Aug Sun

1795 520

22 Apr Sat 7 May Sun

1825 520

29 Jul Sat

13 Aug Sun

1795 520

29 Apr Sat 14 May Sun

1825 520 5 Aug Sat

20 Aug Sun

1795 520

6 May Sat

21 May Sun

1825 520

12 Aug Sat 27 Aug Sun

1795 520

13 May Sat 28 May Sun

1825 520

19 Aug Sat 3 Sep Sun

1795 520

20 May Sat 4 Jun Sun

1825 520

26 Aug Sat 10 Sep Sun

1825 520

27 May Sat 11 Jun Sun

1825 520 2 Sep Sat

17 Sep Sun

1825 520

3 Jun Sat

18 Jun Sun

1825 570

9 Sep Sat

24 Sep Sun

1825 520

10 Jun Sat

25 Jun Sun

1825 570

16 Sep Sat

1 Oct Sun

1825 520

17 Jun Sat

2 Jul Sun

1795 570

23 Sep Sat 8 Oct Sun

1825 520

24 Jun Sat 9 Jul Sun

1795 570

30 Sep Sat 15 Oct Sun

1825 520

1 Jul Sat

16 Jul Sun

1795 520

7 Oct Sat

22 Oct Sun

1825 520

8 Jul Sat

23 Jul Sun

1795 520

14 Oct Sat

29 Oct Sun

1825 520

15 Jul Sat

30 Jul Sun

1795 520

21 Oct Sat

5 Nov Sun

1825 520

TRIP NOTES 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 US$114 per person. WiFi: See page 98 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share.

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

KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner Image Caption: Belém Tower, Lisbon

37


days

8

144

US$

Jewels of France

per day

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

Rouen

Omaha Beach

• Loire Valley Visit the magnificent Château de Chenonceau with your Local Specialist. View the Château at Amboise and Chambord

D-Day Landing Beaches

1 Honfleur

DEAUVILLE 1 2 PARIS

Mont St. Michel

FRANCE

RENNES 1 Loire Valley

TOURS 2

Chenonceau

38

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

End

Chambord


NEW 2017

Jewels of France

CostSaver Regional

8 days – 1 Country From:

US$1150 (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: Kyriad Prestige Ouest Boulogne

Day 7 | Paris Sightseeing 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 consider an Optional Experience to a Parisian cabaret. (BB)

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 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)

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. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Centre Gare Day 4 | Rennes – Tours (2 Nights) Explore the historic town centre of Rennes or perhaps take a stroll in Parc du Thabor. Continue your journey through scenic countryside to the Loire Valley. (BB) Hotel: Kyriad Tours Saint Pierre Des Corps 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) 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. Dine tonight at a local restaurant. (BB, D) Hotel: Courtyard La Defense West Colombes

* Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.

TRIP CODE:

FJWL

8 Unbeatable Features* 7 Buffet breakfast 2 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$60“p.p.

SAVE up to US$30“p.p.

US$110“

US$10“p.p.

Price per Person

People don’t take trips – trips take people.

JOHN STEINBECK

(20TH-CENTURY AMERICAN AUTHOR AND RECIPIENT OF THE 1962 NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE)

Starts Paris

Ends Paris

1175 380

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1195 380

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1150 380

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Twin Single share Supp.

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TRIP NOTES 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. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver US$57 per person. WiFi: See page 98 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share.

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

KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner Image Caption: Eiffel Tower, Paris

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days

13

143

US$

per day

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

Honfleur Rouen Omaha Beach

1 DEAUVILLE

Mont St. Michel

• Pont du Gard View the Roman Aqueduct

D-Day Landing Beaches

2 1 PARIS

Chambord Amboise Chenonceau

TOURS 2

• Carcassonne Visit this beautifully preserved walled city

Beaune

Loire Valley

FRANCE

• Lourdes View St. Bernadette’s Grotto • Biarritz Visit this glamorous resort • Bordeaux Orientation tour • St. Emilion 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

BORDEAUX 1

Biarritz

St. Émilion

NIMES 1

LOURDES 1

• Normandy Visit the D-Day Landing beach of Omaha • Honfleur Visit this picturesque port

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

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Avignon Pont du Gard

Monaco

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Carcassonne

• Rouen View the cathedral

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Highlights of France

CostSaver Regional

13 days – 2 Countries From:

US$1850 (per person twin share)

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: Mercure La Villette Day 2 | Paris Sightseeing 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. (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 Centre Berge 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 Le Cannet 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 – Nimes 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 Nimes. (BB, D) Hotel: C Suites Day 7 | Nimes – 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: Quality Christina Lourdes 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

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 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 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 Parisian cabaret. (BB) Hotel: Adagio Malakoff-Chatillon 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) * Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.

TRIP CODE:

FHIG

8 Unbeatable Features* 12 Buffet breakfasts 5 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$95“p.p.

SAVE up to US$47“p.p.

US$180“

US$10“p.p.

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Ends Paris

Twin Single share Supp.

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Twin Single share Supp.

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12 Apr Wed

1850 500

7 Jul Fri

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1895 530

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1895 530

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1875 500

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2 Aug Wed

1895 530

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1875 500

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1895 530

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1875 500

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1875 500

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1895 530

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1895 530

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1895 530

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1875 500

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TRIP NOTES 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. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver US$93 per person. WiFi: See page 98 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share.

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

KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner Image Caption: Honfleur

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8

132

US$

Irish Wonder

per day

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

Donegal

•  Boyle View the Cistercian Abbey •  Knock Visit the pilgrimage town of Knock

Belleek

•  County Donegal Visit this picturesque area

BALLINA 2

•  Belleek Pottery Visit the famous pottery factory

Westport

•  Galway View Galway Cathedral and Eyre Square

Boyle

Knock

Connemara

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

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

Galway Cliffs of Moher

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

2 LIMERICK

•  Dingle Peninsula Enjoy the beautiful countryside along the Dingle peninsula, Ireland’s most westerly point •  Blarney Kiss the Blarney Stone during your visit of Blarney Castle and acquire the gift of the gab

Dingle Peninsula

1 TRALEE Blarney

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Sightseeing stops

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Irish Wonder

CostSaver Regional

8 days – 2 Countries From:

US$1050 (per person twin share)

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 Phoenix Park. 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 3 | County Donegal Excursion – Belleek (Northern Ireland) Travel to the beautiful County Donegal after a stop at Drumcliffe to view the grave of renowned Irish author, W.B. Yeats, and see the harbour town of Mullaghmore. Visit traditional weavers in Ardara before heading to the town of Donegal where you view the 15th century castle. Then head across the border into Northern Ireland for a visit to the Belleek Pottery centre before returning to your hotel in Ballina. (FB) Day 4 | Ballina – Westport – Galway – Limerick (2 Nights) This morning travel via Westport and the beautiful region of Connemara to Galway on the banks of the Corrib River. View the cathedral, built on the site of the old prison and stroll around Eyre Square. Tonight why not join your Travel Director and companions for a medieval banquet in an Irish castle? (FB) Hotel: Travelodge Ennis Road 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) Day 6 | 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

TRIP CODE:

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 Day 8 | Depart Dublin Say farewell to your Travel Director and new-found friends as your memorable holiday in the Emerald Isle comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (FB) * Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.

It was wonderful to see traditional weaving, Connemara marble jewellery and how Belleek pottery is made, combined with the modern cities of Dublin, Galway and Limerick. Having two-night stays made it a relatively relaxed tour and the itinerary offered varied experiences.

RHONDA, FROM AUSTRALIA 2016, IRISH WONDER

IRWO

8 Unbeatable Features* 7 Full breakfasts 3 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$55†p.p.

SAVE up to US$27†p.p.

US$100†

US$30†p.p.

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Twin Single share Supp.

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Ends Dublin

Twin Single share Supp.

9 Apr Sun

16 Apr Sun

1050 260

9 Jul Sun

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1095 260

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1095 260

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1075 260

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1095 260

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1095 260

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1075 260

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TRIP NOTES 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. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver US$57 per person. WiFi: See page 98 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share.

KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner Image Caption: Temple Bar, Dublin

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8

135

US$

per day

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

SCOTLAND

•  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, Phoenix Park, the glorious Georgian Squares and Trinity College •  Kilkenny View Kilkenny Castle and gardens •  Waterford Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom •  Cardiff See the Millennium Stadium and view Cardiff Castle •  Bath Visit the Georgian spa town •  Windsor View the castle

GLASGOW 2

Belfast NORTHERN IRELAND

Edinburgh

Stranraer

Gretna Green Lake District

Ferry

Grasmere York

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BRADFORD

DUBLIN 2

Kilkenny

WATERFORD 1 Ferry

Rosslare

StratfordENGLAND Upon-Avon WALES Fishguard Windsor

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LONDON


Britain and Ireland Delight

CostSaver Regional

8 days – 5 Countries From: 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 Glasgow 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 5 | Dublin Sightseeing and Free Time See Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park 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)

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 Day 7 | Waterford – Cardiff Cross the Irish Sea to Wales, and continue your journey to Cardiff Bay to view the Millennium Centre and the National Assembly. View the historic Cardiff Castle and see the Millennium Stadium before arriving at your hotel. (FB) Hotel: Copthorne 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) * Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.

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 www.trafalgar.com

US$1075 (per person twin share) TRIP CODE:

BIDE

11 Unbeatable Features* 7 Full breakfasts 2 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$56“p.p.

SAVE up to US$28“p.p.

US$110“

US$10“p.p.

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Ends London

Twin Single share Supp.

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1095 270

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1125

270

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1125 270

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270

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270

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1075 270

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1075 230

1125 270

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1075 230

1125 270

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1075 230

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1075 230

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1125 270

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1125 270

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1075 230

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1125 270

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22 Jul Sat

29 Jul Sat

1125 270

29 Jul Sat

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1125 270

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1075 230

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1075 230

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1075 230

Autumn, Winter, Spring (WBID): Departures marked in the price panel are subject to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in May 2017. TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. Your London Hotel: Ibis Earls Court For rates and full details please see page 95. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver US$57 per person. WiFi: See page 98 for details.

KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner Image Caption: Edinburgh Castle

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days

8

135

US$

per day

England and Scotland Heritage

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 • Gretna Green See the Blacksmith’s shop, a wedding venue since 1754 when eloping couples would exchange their vows over the anvil

1

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

Glencoe

SCOTLAND

St. Andrews

2 EDINBURGH

GLASGOW 1

(AIRTH)

Hadrian’s Wall

Gretna Green

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

Lake District

Grasmere

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

York

1 BRADFORD

LIVERPOOL 1

• 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

WALES

Chester

ENGLAND

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

GLOUCESTER 1

• 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

Bath

Stratford-upon-Avon

Windsor

• Hadrian’s Wall View the remains of the Roman wall • York View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles • Stratford-upon-Avon Visit the town of Shakespeare’s Birth and see Anne Hathaway’s cottage

46

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Sightseeing stops

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LONDON


England and Scotland Heritage

CostSaver Regional

8 days – 2 Countries From: 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 halftimbered 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 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 4,409 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

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 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) * Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.

US$1075 (per person twin share) TRIP CODE:

BEAI

10 Unbeatable Features* 7 Full breakfasts 3 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$60‰p.p.

SAVE up to US$30‰p.p.

US$110‰

US$10‰p.p.

Price per Person Twin Single share Supp.

Starts London

5 Apr Wed 12 Apr Wed

1075 260

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1125 260

12 Apr Wed 19 Apr Wed

1095 260

19 Jul Wed 26 Jul Wed

1125 260

19 Apr Wed 26 Apr Wed 1095 260

26 Jul Wed 2 Aug Wed

1125 260

2 Aug Wed 9 Aug Wed

1195 260

9 Aug Wed 16 Aug Wed

1195 260

Starts London

Ends London

26 Apr Wed 3 May Wed

Twin Single share Supp.

1095 260

3 May Wed 10 May Wed 1095 260 10 May Wed 17 May Wed

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1095 260

17 May Wed 24 May Wed 1095 260

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260

23 Aug Wed 30 Aug Wed 1095 260

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1095 260

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1095 260

7 Jun Wed 14 Jun Wed

1125 260

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1125 260

20 Sep Wed 27 Sep Wed 1095 260

21 Jun Wed 28 Jun Wed

1125 260

27 Sep Wed 4 Oct Wed

1095 260

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1125 260 4 Oct Wed 11 Oct Wed

1095 260

5 Jul Wed

1125 260

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1095 260

12 Jul Wed

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1095 260

6 Sep Wed 13 Sep Wed

1095 260

Edinburgh Tattoo 04-26 August 2017: We’ve included Tattoo tickets when you’re in Edinburgh during these dates. TRIP NOTES Your London Hotel: Ibis Earls Court For rates and full details please see page 95. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. WiFi: See page 98 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver US$57 per person. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share.

KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner Image Caption: Lake District

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132

US$

per day

Britain and Ireland Experience

Memorable Highlights • Windsor View the castle • Bath Visit the Georgian spa town • Cardiff See the Millennium Stadium and view Cardiff Castle • Waterford Visit the Crystal Showroom • Youghal Visit this picturesque fishing port

SCOTLAND EDINBURGH 2 (PEEBLES)

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

Jedburgh

• Galway View Galway Cathedral

Gretna Green

• Dublin With your Local Specialist, see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park, the glorious Georgian Squares, and Trinity College • Chester View the Tudor architecture • Grasmere Visit the village of Grasmere and view the grave of Wordsworth • Gretna Green Visit Gretna Green, popular with eloping couples since 1754 • Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes the main sights • Jedburgh View the abbey ruins • Hadrian’s Wall View the remains of the Roman wall

Hadrian’s Wall

Lake District

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND CLANE Galway

2

Grasmere

Dublin

Anglesey

1

Killarney

Blarney

1

ENGLAND

Ferry

Rosslare

Youghal

1 Pembroke CARDIFF

• York View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles • Bladon View Sir Winston Churchill’s grave • Oxford View the Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera

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1 LEEDS

Chester

Ferry

TIPPERARY 1 WATERFORD TRALEE 1

York

LIVERPOOL

Sightseeing stops

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Bladon Oxford Bath Windsor LONDON


Britain and Ireland Experience

CostSaver Regional

11 days – 4 Countries From: 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 spa town 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 – Tipperary 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 Tipperary. (FB) Hotel: Aherlow House Day 5 | Tipperary – Galway – Clane (2 Nights) Drive through beautiful County Clare to Galway. View the cathedral before heading across lush countryside to the town of Clane located near Dublin, Ireland’s capital. (FB) Hotel: Westgrove Day 6 | Excursion to 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 historic Phoenix Park. Spend the rest of your day as you choose before returning to your hotel. (FB) Day 7 | Clane – Chester – Liverpool Cross the Irish Sea with magnificent views of Dublin Bay and arrive at Holyhead on the Welsh Island of Anglesey. Cameras at the ready as you view the station with one of the longest names in the world, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwlllantysiliogogogoch. 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 appreciate the famous ‘Chester Rows’. Arrive later in Liverpool, home of the Beatles. (FB) Hotel: Ibis Albert Dock

Day 8 | Liverpool – 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: Peebles 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 – Oxford – London Drive south to the scenic Cotswolds and stop at 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) * Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.

US$1450 (per person twin share) TRIP CODE:

BIEXA

11 Unbeatable Features* 10 Full breakfasts 4 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$81’p.p.

SAVE up to US$41’p.p.

US$140’

US$10’p.p.

Price per Person Starts London

Ends London

Twin Single share Supp.

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Ends London

Twin Single share Supp.

2 Apr Sun

12 Apr Wed

1450 320

9 Jul Sun

19 Jul Wed

1495 320

9 Apr Sun

19 Apr Wed

1475 320

16 Jul Sun

26 Jul Wed

1495 320

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1475 320

23 Jul Sun

2 Aug Wed

1495 320

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1475 320

30 Jul Sun

9 Aug Wed

1625 320

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1475 320 6 Aug Sun

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7 May Sun

1475 320

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1475 320

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1475 320

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1475 320

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1475 320

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1475 320

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1475 320

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1475 320

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1475 320

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1495 320 1 Oct Sun

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1475 320

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1495 320

8 Oct Sun

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1475 320

12 Jul Wed

Edinburgh Tattoo 04-26 August 2017: We’ve included Tattoo tickets when you’re in Edinburgh during these dates. TRIP NOTES Your London Hotel: Hilton Olympia For rates and full details please see page 95. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver US$81 per person. WiFi: See page 98 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share.

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 www.trafalgar.com KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner

Image Caption: Traditional thatched Irish cottage

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days

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127

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per day

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

Jedburgh

•  Lake District View Lake Windermere

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

• Cardiff See the Millennium Stadium and view Cardiff Castle

1 Ferry

2

TIPPERARY

1 Dingle

1

1

TRALEE Blarney

WATERFORD

HAYDOCK

Chester

ENGLAND

Stratford-upon-Avon

CARDIFF

Ferry

1

Windsor

Bath

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

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BRADFORD

1

Fishguard

• Bath Visit the Georgian spa town

50

Hadrian’s Wall

Lake Pennines District

DUBLIN

Galway Cliffs of Moher

Gretna Green

York

Boyle

• Dingle Peninsula Enjoy the beautiful scenery • Blarney Kiss the Blarney Stone

Donegal NORTHERN IRELAND 2 Belleek

WALES

BALLYSHANNON

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

St. Andrews

2 EDINBURGH (AIRTH)

GLASGOW 1

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

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

Pitlochry

SCOTLAND

•  Culloden Visit the famous battlefield

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

2 SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

Fort William

• St. Andrews View the 18th green

Inverness Culloden

LONDON


Britain and Ireland Explorer

CostSaver Regional

16 days – 5 Countries From: 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. Tonight why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes? (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. During the Festival, tickets to the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included. (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 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

(per person twin share)

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 Phoenix Park. This afternoon enjoy free time to explore the city. (FB) Day 10 | Dublin – Boyle – Ballyshannon (2 Nights) View the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey at Boyle and drive through lush countryside to Ballyshannon. (FB, D) Hotel: Dorrians Imperial Day 11 | County Donegal Excursion Travel through the beautiful County Donegal. See the harbour town of Mullaghmore before heading to the town of Donegal where you view the 15th century castle. Visit the Belleek Pottery centre in Northern Ireland. (FB) Day 12 | Ballyshannon – 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) 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 of Ireland’s most westerly point. Later arrive in the town of Tralee, famed for its annual ‘Rose of Tralee’ festival and beauty pageant. (FB, D) Hotel: Kenmare Bay 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: 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) * Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.

US$2025 TRIP CODE:

BIXP

11 Unbeatable Features* 15 Full breakfasts 6 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$110‘p.p.

SAVE up to US$55‘p.p.

US$200‘

US$20‘p.p.

Price per Person Starts London

Ends London

Twin Single share Supp.

Starts London

Ends London

Twin Single share Supp.

2 Apr Sun

17 Apr Mon

2025 520

9 Jul Sun

24 Jul Mon

2095 520

9 Apr Sun

24 Apr Mon 2050 520

16 Jul Sun

31 Jul Mon

2095 520

16 Apr Sun 1 May Mon

2050 520

23 Jul Sun

7 Aug Mon

2095 520

23 Apr Sun 8 May Mon

2050 520

30 Jul Sun

14 Aug Mon 2095 520

30 Apr Sun 15 May Mon

2075 520 21 Aug Mon

2195 520

13 Aug Sun 28 Aug Mon

2195 520

6 Aug Sun

7 May Sun

22 May Mon 2075 520

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20 Aug Sun 4 Sep Mon

2195 520

21 May Sun 5 Jun Mon

2075 520

27 Aug Sun 11 Sep Mon

2075 520

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2075 520 3 Sep Sun

2075 520

4 Jun Sun

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2075 520

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11 Jun Sun

26 Jun Mon

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2075 520

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2075 520

18 Jun Sun 3 Jul Mon

2075 520

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2075 520

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2075 520 1 Oct Sun

2050 520

2 Jul Sun

2095 520

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16 Oct Mon

Edinburgh Tattoo 04-26 August 2017: We’ve included Tattoo tickets when you’re in Edinburgh during these dates. TRIP NOTES Your London Hotel: Hilton Olympia For rates and full details please see page 95. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver US$114 per person. WiFi: See page 98 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share.

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 www.trafalgar.com KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner

Image Caption: Dingle Peninsula, Kerry, Ireland

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11

132

US$

per day

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

GDANSK 2

• Toruń Stop in the scenic UNESCO World Heritage town birthplace to Nicolaus Copernicus • Wroclaw Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes Wroclaw Cathedral, Salt Square and the Old Town Hall

Toruń

POLAND

• Zakopane Stop 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 • Auschwitz Visit the poignant concentration camp

1

2 WARSAW

WROCLAW 2 Czestochowa

• 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

2 KRAKOW Auschwitz

1 ZAKOPANE

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Highlights of Poland

CostSaver Regional

11 days – 1 Country From:

US$1450 (per person twin share)

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: Radisson Blu Sobieski 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 Castle. (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 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 fourthlargest 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)

TRIP CODE:

Europe. Spend time enjoying the local town or consider taking an Optional Experience mountain excursion. Later check-in to your hotel where you will enjoy dinner. (BB, D) Hotel: Mercure 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 | Kraków Free Time or Optional Experience to Wieliczka Salt Mines This morning is a free day to explore Kraków. Alternatively consider an Optional Experience to visit the Wieliczka Salt Mines, comprising a labyrinth of tunnels with around 22 chambers. There are dozens of statues and four chapels carved out of rock salt. (BB) Day 10 | Kraków – Auschwitz – Czestochowa (Jasna Góra Monastery) – Warsaw Stop this morning to visit the poignant concentration camp at Auschwitz, a permanent reminder of the horrors perpetrated during the Holocaust. Visit Jasna Góra Monastery with a Local Specialist, 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: Radisson Blu Sobieski Day 11 | Depart Warsaw Say farewell to your newfound friends at the end of a wonderful holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) * Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.

PHIG

6 Unbeatable Features* 10 Buffet breakfasts 4 Dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$74‡p.p.

SAVE up to US$37‡p.p.

US$140‡

US$10‡p.p.

Price per Person Starts Warsaw

Ends Warsaw

Twin Single share Supp.

Starts Warsaw

Ends Warsaw

Twin Single share Supp.

1 Apr Sat

11 Apr Tue

1450 390

8 Jul Sat

18 Jul Tue

1475 390

8 Apr Sat

18 Apr Tue

1475 390

15 Jul Sat

25 Jul Tue

1475 390

15 Apr Sat

25 Apr Tue

1475 390

22 Jul Sat

1 Aug Tue

1475 390

22 Apr Sat 2 May Tue

1475 390

29 Jul Sat

8 Aug Tue

1475 390

29 Apr Sat 9 May Tue

1475 390 5 Aug Sat

15 Aug Tue

1475 390

6 May Sat

16 May Tue

1475 390

12 Aug Sat 22 Aug Tue

1475 390

13 May Sat 23 May Tue

1475 390

19 Aug Sat 29 Aug Tue

1475 390

20 May Sat 30 May Tue

1475 390

26 Aug Sat 5 Sep Tue

1475 390

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1475 390 2 Sep Sat

12 Sep Tue

1475 390

3 Jun Sat

13 Jun Tue

1475 390

9 Sep Sat

19 Sep Tue

1475 390

10 Jun Sat

20 Jun Tue

1475 390

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26 Sep Tue

1475 390

17 Jun Sat

27 Jun Tue

1475 390

23 Sep Sat 3 Oct Tue

1475 390

24 Jun Sat 4 Jul Tue

1475 390

30 Sep Sat 10 Oct Tue

1475 390

1 Jul Sat

1475 390

7 Oct Sat

1475 390

11 Jul Tue

17 Oct Tue

TRIP NOTES Airport transfers: On arrival at Warsaw Airport transfers will operate at 10.30am, 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 Warsaw Airport at 7.30am and 10am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver US$79 per person. WiFi: See page 98 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share.

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 KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner Image Caption: Wawel Hill, Kraków

53


days

12

123

US$

per day

Highlights of Germany

Memorable Highlights • Frankfurt Orientation tour of this impressive city • Rhine Cruise Enjoy a scenic cruise through part of the romantic Rhine Valley • Cologne See the Gothic cathedral • Hamelin Visit the town famous for the folk tale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin • Hamburg Orientation includes the Inner Alster Lake • Berlin Sightseeing tour of this re-united city with a Local Specialist • Dresden Orientation includes the Zwinger Palace and Opera House • Bayreuth See the Wagner Festival Theatre • Nuremberg Orientation includes St. Sebald’s Cathedral • Rothenburg Orientation of this medieval city • Munich Orientation includes the Olympic Stadium, Marienplatz and Glockenspiel • Oberammergau Visit the town made famous by the Passion Play • Neuschwanstein View the castle • Bavarian Alps Enjoy views of this spectacular mountain range • Black Forest Scenic drive through the thickly forested mountains • Heidelberg Visit the oldest and best-known University town in Germany

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1

HAMBURG BERLIN 2

Hamelin

GERMANY

1 WUPPERTAL

DRESDEN 1

Cologne Rhine Cruise

Boppard St. Goar

1 1

Heidelberg

BLACK FOREST 1

Bayreuth

FRANKFURT Rothenburg 1

NUREMBERG

2 MUNICH Neuschwanstein

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Oberammergau

Start

End


Highlights of Germany

CostSaver Regional

12 days – 1 Country From:

US$1475 (per person twin share)

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 2 | Frankfurt – Rhine Cruise – Cologne – Wuppertal Cruise along the River Rhine from St. Goar, site of the famous Lorelei Rock. The scenery is spectacular. Visit Cologne, Germany’s fourth-largest city, where you see the impressive Gothic cathedral. Your day ends in Wuppertal, the city of the world-famous monorail. (BB, D) Hotel: Vienna House Easy Day 3 | Wuppertal – Hamelin – Hamburg Drive through Lower Saxony and stop in Hamelin en route to Hamburg. Hamelin is a picturesque town depicted in the Brothers Grimm fairytale and has also been immortalised in poems by Goethe and Robert Browning. Later in Hamburg see the main sights including the inner Alster Lake during an orientation tour with your Travel Director. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Leonardo Stillhorn Day 4 | Hamburg – Berlin Sightseeing (2 Nights) Follow the valley of the River Elbe from Hamburg, across the former “Iron Curtain” to the historic city of Berlin. Marvel at the landmarks of the old East and West sections of the city during your sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist including The Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard, Reichstag Building, Tiergarten and the shopping and entertainment district of Kurfürstendamm. (BB) Hotel: City East Day 5 | Berlin Free Time Enjoy free time exploring Berlin. Shop for souvenirs or walk through Potsdamer Platz. Spend the rest of the day exploring this city on your own or learn more about Berlin’s secret past. This evening you might like to discover the vibrant nightlife for which Berlin is famous. (BB) Day 6 | Berlin – Dresden A short drive south brings you to Dresden - known as ‘Florence on the Elbe’. See the highlights of this astonishing Baroque city including the Opera House and Zwinger Palace. (BB) Hotel: Ibis Bastei/ Ibis Koenigstein Day 7 | Dresden – Bayreuth – Nuremberg In Bayreuth, admire the Wagner Festival Theatre before arriving in Nuremberg, where you see mighty ramparts, a bustling market place and St. Sebald’s Cathedral on your orientation tour of the city. (BB) Hotel: Intercity

Day 8 | Nuremberg – Rothenburg – Munich (2 Nights) Your Travel Director takes you on a wonderful orientation walk of Rothenburg, perhaps the most well-preserved medieval town in Germany. Sights include halftimbered houses and the Old Town Hall. Shop for wooden Christmas ornaments, then follow part of the Romantic Road through picturesque villages and pristine countryside to Munich, the lively capital of Bavaria. Enjoy an included dinner at your hotel this evening. (BB, D) Hotel: Novum South Day 9 | Munich Orientation and Free Time See the city’s landmarks on your orientation tour including the Olympic Stadium, Ludwigstrasse and Marienplatz, famous for its Glockenspiel. Take an Optional Experience to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site in the afternoon or spend the rest of the day exploring on your own. You could visit Munich’s fine museums or enjoy a walk in some of the beautiful city gardens. This evening consider a visit to the Hofbräuhaus, the world’s most famous beer hall. (BB) Day 10 | Munich – Oberammergau – Neuschwanstein – Black Forest Head south to the quaint village of Oberammergau, where the famous Passion Play is performed once every decade. Stop to marvel at King Ludwig’s fairytale 19th century castle of Neuschwanstein. After time for lunch admire the scenery as you drive along the Bavarian prealpine range and into the hills and lakes of the Black Forest, famous for cuckoo clocks. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Best Western Hofgut Sternen Day 11 | Black Forest – Heidelberg – Frankfurt A scenic drive brings you to the famous university town of Heidelberg built alongside the picturesque River Neckar. See Heidelberg Castle, one of the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps as well as the Baroque style Old Town. Enjoy some free time for souvenir shopping before continuing on to Frankfurt. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Mercure Airport Neu Isenburg

TRIP CODE:

GHIG

8 Unbeatable Features* 11 Buffet breakfasts 5 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$75’p.p.

SAVE up to US$37’p.p.

US$140’

US$10’p.p.

Price per Person Starts Frankfurt

Ends Frankfurt

Twin Single share Supp.

Starts Frankfurt

Ends Frankfurt

Twin Single share Supp.

31 Mar Fri

11 Apr Tue

1475 330

7 Jul Fri

18 Jul Tue

1495 330

14 Jul Fri

25 Jul Tue

1495 330

7 Apr Fri

18 Apr Tue

1495 330

21 Jul Fri

1 Aug Tue

1495 330

14 Apr Fri

25 Apr Tue

1495 330

28 Jul Fri

8 Aug Tue

1495 330

21 Apr Fri

2 May Tue

1495 330

28 Apr Fri

9 May Tue

1495 330

4 Aug Fri

15 Aug Tue

1495 330

11 Aug Fri

22 Aug Tue

1495 330

5 May Fri

16 May Tue

1495 330

18 Aug Fri

29 Aug Tue

1495 330

12 May Fri

23 May Tue

1495 330

25 Aug Fri

5 Sep Tue

1495 330

19 May Fri

30 May Tue

1495 330

26 May Fri

6 Jun Tue

1495 330

1 Sep Fri

12 Sep Tue

1495 330

8 Sep Fri

19 Sep Tue

1495 330

2 Jun Fri

13 Jun Tue

1495 330

15 Sep Fri

26 Sep Tue

1495 330

9 Jun Fri

20 Jun Tue

1495 330

22 Sep Fri

3 Oct Tue

1495 330

16 Jun Fri

27 Jun Tue

1495 330

29 Sep Fri

10 Oct Tue

1495 330

23 Jun Fri

4 Jul Tue

1495 330

30 Jun Fri

11 Jul Tue

1495 330

6 Oct Fri

17 Oct Tue

1495 330

13 Oct Fri

24 Oct Tue

1475 330

TRIP NOTES 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. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver US$86 per person. WiFi: See page 98 for details.

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

For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95.

* Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.

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

All prices are per person, twin share.

WANT MORE INCLUDED?

KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner Image Caption: Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

55


days

10

125

US$

Imperial Highlights

per day

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

PRAGUE 2

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

GERMANY

•  Győr Visit this historical town •  Vienna Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the State Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and the Imperial Boulevards •  Salzburg Visit this charming city, the birthplace of Mozart

CZECH REPUBLIC

Regensburg

VIENNA 1

2

1

MUNICH

SLOVAKIA Bratislava

1 SALZBURG Győr

AUSTRIA

BUDAPEST 2

HUNGARY

56

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

End


Imperial Highlights

CostSaver Regional

10 days – 5 Countries From:

US$1250 (per person twin share)

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: Novum South Day 2 | Munich – Regensburg – Prague (2 Nights) Travel north to Regensburg, listed a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its Old Town an unspoilt medieval gem. From here continue into the Czech Republic. Arrive later in Prague, a vibrant and fashionable city steeped in history, and one of Europe’s must-see destinations since the Velvet Revolution in 1989. (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. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, D) Day 4 | Prague – Bratislava – Budapest (2 Nights) Journey through Moravia in the southern Czech Republic into Slovakia. Enjoy an orientation tour of the capital, Bratislava, which shows you the medieval town hall in the quaint Old Town area. Arrive later in Budapest, a romantic city which straddles the River Danube. This evening you might like to dine on board a cruise boat, while admiring Budapest from the water. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Buda 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) 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: Senator

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 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

TRIP CODE:

CCOX

8 Unbeatable Features* 9 Buffet breakfasts 4 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$65•p.p.

SAVE up to US$32•p.p.

US$120•

US$10•p.p.

Price per Person Starts Munich

Ends Munich

Twin Single share Supp.

Starts Munich

Ends Munich

Twin Single share Supp.

31 Mar Fri

9 Apr Sun

1250 340

7 Jul Fri

16 Jul Sun

1295 340

14 Jul Fri

23 Jul Sun

1295 360

7 Apr Fri

16 Apr Sun

1295 340

21 Jul Fri

30 Jul Sun

1295 360

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. This evening celebrate the end of the trip with your Travel Director and fellow travellers with dinner at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Novum South

14 Apr Fri

23 Apr Sun

1295 340

28 Jul Fri

6 Aug Sun

1295 360

21 Apr Fri

30 Apr Sun

1295 340

28 Apr Fri

7 May Sun

1295 340

4 Aug Fri

13 Aug Sun

1295 360

11 Aug Fri

20 Aug Sun

1295 360

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) * Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.

5 May Fri

14 May Sun

1295 340

18 Aug Fri

27 Aug Sun

1295 360

12 May Fri

21 May Sun

1295 340

25 Aug Fri

3 Sep Sun

1295 340

19 May Fri

28 May Sun

1295 340

26 May Fri

4 Jun Sun

1295 340

1 Sep Fri

10 Sep Sun

1295 340

8 Sep Fri

17 Sep Sun

1275 340

2 Jun Fri

11 Jun Sun

1295 340

15 Sep Fri

24 Sep Sun

1275 340

9 Jun Fri

18 Jun Sun

1295 340

22 Sep Fri

1 Oct Sun

1275 340

16 Jun Fri

25 Jun Sun

1295 340

29 Sep Fri

8 Oct Sun

1275 340

23 Jun Fri

2 Jul Sun

1295 340

30 Jun Fri

9 Jul Sun

1295 340

6 Oct Fri

15 Oct Sun

1275 340

TRIP NOTES 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 US$71 per person. WiFi: See page 98 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share.

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

KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner Image Caption: Salzburg, Austria

57


days

15

115

US$

per day

Highlights of Bohemia

Memorable Highlights • Frankfurt Orientation tour includes the Old Town • Berlin Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate and Tiergarten

BERLIN

Poznan

2

WARSAW

• Poznan Visit the town known as the ‘cradle of the Polish state’ • Warsaw Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes the Old City, St. John’s Cathedral and the Royal Palace • Czestochowa View the monastery at Jasna Góra • Auschwitz Visit the poignant concentration camp • Kraków Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes the cathedral and Royal Castle on Wawel Hill

2

POLAND

GERMANY 1 FRANKFURT 1

Czestochowa Auschwitz

PRAGUE

KRAKÓW 2

2

CZECH REPUBLIC

Rothenburg

• Budapest Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes Gellert Hill, the Fisherman’s Bastion and the Church of St. Matthias

Brno

VIENNA 2

• Győr Visit this medieval city

AUSTRIA

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

SLOVAKIA Györ

HUNGARY

• Brno See the medieval town • Prague Walking tour with a Local Specialist includes views of Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square • Rothenburg Visit this fortified medieval town

58

2 BUDAPEST

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

End


Highlights of Bohemia

CostSaver Regional

15 days – 6 Countries From:

US$1725 (per person twin share)

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 Neu Isenburg 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: City East 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: Radisson Blu Sobieski 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 discover the city’s vibrant nightlife. (BB) Day 6 | Warsaw – Czestochowa – 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. Later stop to visit the poignant concentration camp at Auschwitz, a permanent reminder of the horrors perpetrated during the holocaust. Finally 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 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 Image Caption: Budapest, Hungary

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) 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: Courtyard by Marriott Schoenbrunn 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 heurigen tavern on the outskirts of Vienna for dinner. (BB)

TRIP CODE:

CHNE

8 Unbeatable Features* 14 Buffet breakfasts 5 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$88Œp.p.

SAVE up to US$44Œp.p.

US$170Œ

US$10Œp.p.

Price per Person Starts Frankfurt

Ends Frankfurt

29 Apr Sat 13 May Sat

Twin Single share Supp.

Starts Frankfurt

Ends Frankfurt

Twin Single share Supp.

1725 520

22 Jul Sat

5 Aug Sat

1725 540

29 Jul Sat

12 Aug Sat

1725 540

20 May Sat

1750 520

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

13 May Sat 27 May Sat

1750 520

5 Aug Sat

19 Aug Sat

1725 540

20 May Sat 3 Jun Sat

1750 520

12 Aug Sat 26 Aug Sat

1725 540

27 May Sat 10 Jun Sat

1750 520

19 Aug Sat 2 Sep Sat

1725 540

26 Aug Sat 9 Sep Sat

1725 520

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 charming city 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 Neu Isenburg Day 15 | Depart Frankfurt This morning your memorable holiday comes to an end. Frankfurt Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) * Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.

6 May Sat

3 Jun Sat

17 Jun Sat

1750 520

10 Jun Sat

24 Jun Sat

1750 520

2 Sep Sat

16 Sep Sat

1750 520

17 Jun Sat

1 Jul Sat

1750 520

9 Sep Sat

23 Sep Sat

1750 520

24 Jun Sat 8 Jul Sat

1750 520

16 Sep Sat

30 Sep Sat

1750 520

1 Jul Sat

15 Jul Sat

1725 520

8 Jul Sat

22 Jul Sat

1725 540

15 Jul Sat

29 Jul Sat

1725 540

23 Sep Sat 7 Oct Sat

1750 520

30 Sep Sat 14 Oct Sat

1750 520

7 Oct Sat

1750 520

21 Oct Sat

TRIP NOTES 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 US$107 per person. WiFi: See page 98 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share.

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

59


days

16

135

US$

Cossack Explorer

per day

Memorable Highlights •  Copenhagen Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Little Mermaid and Christiansborg Palace •  Stockholm Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the City Hall and the Royal Palace •  Helsinki Sightseeing with a Local Specialist features views of the Senate and market squares •  St. Petersburg Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Nevsky Prospekt. Visit the St. Peter and Paul Fortress •  Novgorod View St. Sophia Cathedral and the Kremlin Fort •  Moscow Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin Gardens •  Minsk Orientation drive along the Independence Prospekt and Victory Square •  Warsaw Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the ‘wedding cake’ Palace of Culture and Science •  Berlin Sightseeing with a Local Specialist features views of the Brandenburg Gate, German State Opera House and Tiergarten

60

SWEDEN

FINLAND

RUSSIA

HELSINKI 1

Overnight Mini Cruise

2 ST. PETERSBURG

STOCKHOLM 1 Baltic Sea

1 NOVGOROD Tver

DENMARK

2 MOSCOW

2 COPENHAGEN

MINSK

Smolensk

1

WARSAW

BERLIN 2

GERMANY

2

POLAND

Overnight stays

Brest

Sightseeing stops

BELARUS

Start

End


Cossack Explorer

CostSaver Regional

16 days – 7 Countries From:

US$2150 (per person twin share)

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 Cross the Øresund into Sweden 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 Pribaltiskaya 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 Petrodvorets. (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

Image Caption: St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow

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Day 9 | Novgorod – Tver – Moscow (2 Nights) Your journey continues through picturesque villages to the Tver region for an included lunch. 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, the Kremlin Walls and the domed St. Basil’s Cathedral. In your free time, consider visiting the impressive Treasure Chamber of the Tsars. (BB) Day 11 | Moscow – 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 Minsk

SCOS

9 10 5 3 5

Unbeatable Features* Buffet breakfasts Scandinavian breakfasts Three course lunches Three course dinners SAVINGS

Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$113†p.p.

SAVE up to US$56†p.p.

US$220†

US$90†p.p.

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

Price per Person

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)

6 May Sat

Day 14 | Warsaw – Berlin (2 Nights) Travel west across the plains of central Poland and over the border into Germany, arriving later in the exciting city of Berlin. (BB) Hotel: City East Day 15 | Berlin Sightseeing and Free Time From the Reichstag Building to the Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard and the German State Opera House, your Local Specialist shows you all Berlin’s highlights this morning. Spend the rest of the day seeing the sights of your choice, or perhaps join an Optional Experience exploring the city’s secret past. (BB, D) Day 16 | Depart Berlin Say goodbye to your Travel Director and travelling companions at the end of your memorable holiday. Transfers are available to Berlin Tegel Airport. Conditions apply. (BB) * Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.

Starts Ends Copenhagen Berlin

Twin Single share Supp.

Starts Ends Copenhagen Berlin

Twin Single share Supp.

2175 680

8 Jul Sat

23 Jul Sun

2195 680

22 Apr Sat 7 May Sun

2195 680

15 Jul Sat

30 Jul Sun

2195 680

29 Apr Sat 14 May Sun

2195 680

22 Jul Sat

6 Aug Sun

2195 680

29 Jul Sat

13 Aug Sun

2195 680

15 Apr Sat

30 Apr Sun

21 May Sun

2195 680

13 May Sat 28 May Sun

2250 750

5 Aug Sat

20 Aug Sun

2150 680

20 May Sat 4 Jun Sun

2250 750

12 Aug Sat 27 Aug Sun

2150 680

27 May Sat 11 Jun Sun

2250 750

19 Aug Sat 3 Sep Sun

2150 680

26 Aug Sat 10 Sep Sun

2195 680

3 Jun Sat

18 Jun Sun

2250 750

10 Jun Sat

25 Jun Sun

2250 750

2 Sep Sat

17 Sep Sun

2195 680

17 Jun Sat

2 Jul Sun

2250 750

9 Sep Sat

24 Sep Sun

2195 680

24 Jun Sat 9 Jul Sun

2250 750

16 Sep Sat

1 Oct Sun

2195 680

23 Sep Sat 8 Oct Sun

2195 680

30 Sep Sat 15 Oct Sun

2195 680

1 Jul Sat

16 Jul Sun

2250 750

TRIP NOTES 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 Berlin Tegel Airport at 8am 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 US$114 per person. WiFi: See page 98 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share.

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

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10

128

US$

per day

Croatia and BosniaHerzegovina

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

1

2

ZAGREB

CROATIA

• 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

Plitvice

BOSNIAHERZEGOVINA

• Split See Jupiter’s Temple and 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

1 SARAJEVO

SPLIT 2

1 MOSTAR Medjugorje

MONTENEGRO DUBROVNIK 2

MONTENEGRO Optional Experience

62

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Sightseeing stops

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Croatia and BosniaHerzegovina

CostSaver Regional

10 days – 2 Countries From: 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 dinner in your hotel. (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, 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 BosniaHerzegovina 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. (BB) Hotel: Hollywood Day 4 | Sarajevo – Mostar Today leave Sarajevo and travel through dramatic mountainous scenery to Mostar where you’ll meet your Local Specialist. This city is named after this 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 Day 5 | Mostar – Medugorje – Dubrovnik Sightseeing (2 Nights) This morning travel 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 continue 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, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and the cathedral. (BB, D) Hotel: Katarina Day 8 | Split Free Day Enjoy exploring Split, perhaps visit the Diocletian’s Palace or join an Optional Experience to nearby Trogir. (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 and enjoy dinner at the hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Panorama Day 10 | Depart Zagreb Say farewell to your companions as this tour comes to an end. Transfers are available to Zagreb Airport. Conditions apply. (BB) * Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.

(per person twin share) TRIP CODE:

HCBH

8 Unbeatable Features* 9 Buffet breakfasts 5 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$70‹p.p.

SAVE up to US$35‹p.p.

US$130‹

US$40‹p.p.

Price per Person Starts Zagreb

Ends Zagreb

25 Mar Sat 3 Apr Mon

IBN BATTUTA, (14 -CENTURY MOROCCAN EXPLORER, SCHOLAR AND TRAVEL WRITER) TH

Twin Single share Supp.

Starts Zagreb

Ends Zagreb

Twin Single share Supp.

1275 260

1 Jul Sat

10 Jul Mon

1375 290

8 Jul Sat

17 Jul Mon

1375 290

1 Apr Sat

10 Apr Mon

1295 260

15 Jul Sat

24 Jul Mon

1395 290

8 Apr Sat

17 Apr Mon

1295 260

22 Jul Sat

31 Jul Mon

1395 290

15 Apr Sat

24 Apr Mon

1295 260

29 Jul Sat

7 Aug Mon

1395 290

5 Aug Sat

14 Aug Mon

1395 290

12 Aug Sat 21 Aug Mon

1395 290

22 Apr Sat 1 May Mon

1295 260

29 Apr Sat 8 May Mon

1325 260

15 May Mon

1325 260

19 Aug Sat 28 Aug Mon 1395 290

13 May Sat 22 May Mon

1325 260

26 Aug Sat 4 Sep Mon

1375 290

20 May Sat 29 May Mon

1325 260

27 May Sat 5 Jun Mon

1350 260

2 Sep Sat

11 Sep Mon

1375 290

9 Sep Sat

18 Sep Mon

1375 290

25 Sep Mon

6 May Sat

3 Jun Sat

12 Jun Mon

1350 290

16 Sep Sat

10 Jun Sat

19 Jun Mon

1350 290

23 Sep Sat 2 Oct Mon

1325 290

17 Jun Sat

26 Jun Mon

1350 290

30 Sep Sat 9 Oct Mon

1325 290

7 Oct Sat

1325 290

24 Jun Sat 3 Jul Mon

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

US$1275

1375 290

1375 290 16 Oct Mon

TRIP NOTES 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 US$71 per person. WiFi: See page 98 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share.

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)

KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner Image Caption: Old Bridge of Mostar, Bosnia Herzegovina

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12

169

US$

per day

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

NORWAY FAGERNES BERGEN 2

Lillehammer

1

Sognefjord

OSLO 1

VRÅDAL

SWEDEN

1 Telemark Region

Baltic Sea

1

Örebro STOCKHOLM

KARLSTAD Gothenburg

Ferry

FREDERIKSHAVN 1

DENMARK

COPENHAGEN 2

Odense

64

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

End

2


Highlights of Scandinavia

CostSaver Regional

12 days – 3 Countries From: Day 1 | Arrive Copenhagen (2 Nights) Welcome to Copenhagen. Relax and unwind after check-in or go on a stroll through the city. Tonight meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for dinner at the hotel. (D) Hotel: Scandic Sydhavnen 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 the galleries or do some shopping. (SB) Day 3 | Copenhagen – Odense – Frederikshavn This morning cross the Great Belt Bridge to the garden island of Denmark, Funen. 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 Straand 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

(per person twin share)

Sognefjord, the largest and most well-known fjord in the country. Dinner this evening will be at your hotel. (SB, D) Hotel: Thon Day 9 | Fagernes – Lillehammer – Karlstad Travel to Lillehammer, host of the Winter Olympics in 1994. This morning enjoy a stroll through the streets of this famous town. 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: Clarion Plaza Day 10 | Karlstad – Örebro – Stockholm (2 Nights) This morning visit Örebro, a lively university town. View the castle dominating the town centre and enjoy a stroll along the Svartån River, before continuing to Stockholm. (SB) Hotel: Park Inn By Radisson Hammarby Sjostad 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) * Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.

US$2025 TRIP CODE:

SCHI

8 Unbeatable Features* 11 Scandinavian breakfasts 5 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$105‰p.p.

SAVE up to US$52‰p.p.

US$200‰

US$100‰p.p.

Price per Person Starts Ends Copenhagen Stockholm

Twin Single share Supp.

26 Apr Wed 2025 560

22 Jul Sat

2 Aug Wed

2075 560

2050 560

29 Jul Sat

9 Aug Wed

2075 560

5 Aug Sat

16 Aug Wed 2075 560

Starts Ends Copenhagen Stockholm

15 Apr Sat

22 Apr Sat 3 May Wed

Twin Single share Supp.

29 Apr Sat 10 May Wed 2050 560 17 May Wed 2050 560

12 Aug Sat 23 Aug Wed 2075 590

13 May Sat 24 May Wed 2050 560

19 Aug Sat 30 Aug Wed 2075 590

6 May Sat

20 May Sat 31 May Wed

2075 560

27 May Sat 7 Jun Wed

2075 560

26 Aug Sat 6 Sep Wed

2075 590

3 Jun Sat

14 Jun Wed

2075 560

2 Sep Sat

13 Sep Wed

2075 590

9 Sep Sat

20 Sep Wed 2095 590

10 Jun Sat

21 Jun Wed

17 Jun Sat

28 Jun Wed

2075 560

16 Sep Sat

27 Sep Wed 2095 590

2075 560

23 Sep Sat 4 Oct Wed

2075 590

24 Jun Sat 5 Jul Wed

2075 560

30 Sep Sat 11 Oct Wed

2075 590

1 Jul Sat

12 Jul Wed

2075 560

7 Oct Sat

18 Oct Wed

2075 590

8 Jul Sat

19 Jul Wed

2075 560

14 Oct Sat

25 Oct Wed 2075 590

15 Jul Sat

26 Jul Wed

2075 560

TRIP NOTES 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 US$86 per person. WiFi: See page 98 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share.

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) Day 8 | Bergen – Fagernes This morning after breakfast travel inland to Fagernes. Admire the spectacular Image Caption: Sognefjord Valley, Norway

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

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9

187

US$

Grecian Magic

per day

Memorable Highlights • Thermopylae Stop to admire the Battle of Thermopylae monument dedicated to the Spartan warriors • Pelion Villages Visit the traditional village of Portaria and Makrinitsa • Meteora See the rock formations and visit a Monastery - a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site

Meteora

• Metsovo Stop in the local village • Ioannina Free Time in this Byzantine city • Corfu Orientation of island and view the Venetian Castle and Monastery of Palaiokastritsa. Visit the Achilleon Palace

Metsovo

CORFU 2 Ferry

1

1

IOANNINA

Igoumenitsa

Nikopolis

• Nafpaktos See where the Battle of Lepando, the last battle between the Ottoman Turkish Empire and the Western powers of Europe took place in 1576

TRIKALA VOLOS 1

GREECE Amphilochia Thermopylae

DELPHI

Nafpaktos

• Delphi Sightseeing and the museum, the Temple of Apollo and walk the Sacred Way

1

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

66

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Sightseeing stops

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NEW 2017

Grecian Magic

CostSaver Regional

9 days – 1 Country From:

US$1675 (per person twin share)

Day 1 | Arrive Athens Welcome to Athens. On arrival you will be met by a Trafalgar representative and transferred to your hotel. Relax before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Meeting this evening. Hotel: Zafolia/Titania Day 2 | Athens – Thermopylae – Volos (Pelion) This morning enjoy a leisurely drive along the coast to Thermopylae. Stop to view the monument dedicated to brave Spartan warriors that were led by the heroic King Leonidas. Continue along the Magnesian coastline and arrive in the coastal city of Volos known for its mythical Argonauts. (BB) Hotel: Park/Alexandros Day 3 | Volos – Portaria – Makrinitsa – Meteora – Trikala After a morning visit to the villages of Portaria and Makrinitsa, drive towards central Greece and the plains of Thessaly. Visit one of the breathtaking clifftop monasteries set amongst the magical rock formations of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Meteora. Stop later in Trikala situated alongside the Litheos River. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Aeton Melathron/ŒAchillion Day 4 | Trikala – Metsovo – Ioannina After a relaxed start this morning stop in the mountain village of Metsovo, famous for its Metsovne cheese and local wine. Continue on to the charming city of Ioannina and enjoy free time to walk around the Old Town dating back to the Byzantine era. Consider taking a stroll along Pamvotis Lake whilst taking in the views of the picturesque Byzantine Monasteries situated on an island in the middle of the lake. (BB) Hotel: Dovitel/Epirus Palace Day 5 | Ioannina – Igoumenitsa – Ferry to Corfu (2 Nights) A morning drive brings you to the port of Igoumenitsa in western Greece for your ferry across to the Ionian island of Corfu. Empress Elizabeth “Sissy” of the AustroHungarian Empire loved spending time here and it was once under Venetian rule. Enjoy free time to stroll in Corfu town with its mixture of Greek and Venetian architecture. Dine tonight in your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Divani Palace/Ariti

Day 7 | Corfu – Nikopolis – Amphilochia – Nafpaktos - Delphi Today leave the magic of Corfu and sail back to mainland Greece by ferry. Drive to the ancient town of Nikopolis to see where the Battle of Actium took place. Continue via the coastal town of Preveza and stop in the charming port town of Amphilochia. Drive south towards the quaint GrecoVenetian town of Nafpaktos known to most as ‘Lepando’ for the infamous sea battle that ensued in 1571. Arrive later in Delphi at the foothills of the Parnassus Mountain range to enjoy a leisurely evening above the Valley of the Muses. (BB) Hotel: Nidimos/ŒLeto Day 8 | Delphi – Arahova – Athens Visit the most famous Oracle of the Ancient world in Delphi. Visit the museum, the Temple of Apollo and walk the Sacred Way. Later drive through the village of Arahova famous for its “flocati” sheep skin rugs and return to Athens to discover the rich heritage during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Visit the Acropolis and view the Parthenon dedicated to the Goddess Athena and one of the world’s greatest cultural monuments. Enjoy a traditional Greek farewell dinner tonight in the Plaka quarter. (BB, D) Hotel: Zafolia/Titania Day 9 | Depart Athens After breakfast transfer to the airport for your return flight home. Consider adding on a 3-day Aegean cruise to be found on page 94. (BB) * Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.

OPTIONAL 3 DAY AEGEAN CRUISE EXTENSION CODE: CGMM

Why not extend your holiday? On the final day of your trip join a 3 Day Aegean Cruise, see page 94 for itinerary details.

TRIP CODE:

CGMA

7 Unbeatable Features* 8 Buffet breakfasts 3 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$95„p.p.

SAVE up to US$47„p.p.

US$160„

US$80„p.p.

Price per Person Twin Single share Supp.

Starts Athens

Ends Athens

Twin Single share Supp.

13 Apr Thu 21 Apr Fri

1895 630

20 Jul Thu

28 Jul Fri

1675 630

20 Apr Thu 28 Apr Fri

1675 630

27 Jul Thu

4 Aug Fri

1675 630

27 Apr Thu 5 May Fri

1675 630 3 Aug Thu

11 Aug Fri

1675 630

4 May Thu

12 May Fri

1675 630

10 Aug Thu 18 Aug Fri

1675 630

11 May Thu 19 May Fri

1675 630

17 Aug Thu 25 Aug Fri

1675 630

18 May Thu 26 May Fri

1675 630

24 Aug Thu 1 Sep Fri

1675 630

25 May Thu 2 Jun Fri

1675 630

31 Aug Thu 8 Sep Fri

1675 630

1 Jun Thu

9 Jun Fri

1675 630

7 Sep Thu

15 Sep Fri

1675 630

8 Jun Thu

16 Jun Fri

1675 630

14 Sep Thu 22 Sep Fri

1675 630

15 Jun Thu

23 Jun Fri

1675 630

21 Sep Thu 29 Sep Fri

1675 630

22 Jun Thu 30 Jun Fri

1675 630

28 Sep Thu 6 Oct Fri

1675 630

29 Jun Thu 7 Jul Fri

1675 630 5 Oct Thu

13 Oct Fri

1675 630

6 Jul Thu

14 Jul Fri

1675 630

12 Oct Thu

20 Oct Fri

1675 630

13 Jul Thu

21 Jul Fri

1675 630

19 Oct Thu 27 Oct Fri

1675 630

Starts Athens

Ends Athens

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

Day 6 | Corfu Island Excursion Enjoy a relaxed island excursion today and view the Venetian Castle and the Monastery of Palaiokastritsa. Later visit the Achilleion Palace which was once the summer home of the beloved Empress “Sissi” and later used as the summer residence of the Greek Royal Family. Marvel at the many impressive statues and artwork within the palace grounds and admire the view of the Ionian sea below. (BB) KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner Image Caption: Delphi

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days

10

173

US$

per day

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 •  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

2 1 Piraeus

ATHENS

GREECE

Aegean Sea

High-speed Express Ferry

MYKONOS 3 High-speed Express Ferry High-speed Express Ferry

WANT MORE INCLUDED? 3 SANTORINI

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

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Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

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Greek Island Explorer

CostSaver Regional

10 days – 1 Country From:

US$1725 (per person twin share)

Day 1 | Arrive Athens (2 Nights) Welcome to Athens. You are met on arrival and taken to your hotel. After checkin 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 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: Melina/Rose Bay/Kamari 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 clifftop 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) * Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.

TRIP CODE:

CGIH

8 Unbeatable Features* 9 Buffet breakfasts 2 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to SAVE up to 22 Apr - 31 May US$70–p.p. US$190– 03 Jun - 01 Oct US$170p.p. US$108–p.p. US$54–p.p. Price per Person Twin Single share Supp.

Starts Athens

Ends Athens

Twin Single share Supp.

22 Apr Sat 1 May Mon

1725 700

15 Jul Sat

24 Jul Mon

2150 880

25 Apr Tue 4 May Thu

1750 700

18 Jul Tue

27 Jul Thu

2150 880

28 Apr Fri

1750 700

21 Jul Fri

30 Jul Sun

2150 880

24 Jul Mon 2 Aug Wed

2150 880

Starts Athens

Ends Athens

7 May Sun

1 May Mon

10 May Wed 1750 700

27 Jul Thu

5 Aug Sat

2150 880

4 May Thu

13 May Sat

1750 700

30 Jul Sun

8 Aug Tue

2150 880

7 May Sun

16 May Tue

1750 700

10 May Wed 19 May Fri

1750 700

2 Aug Wed 11 Aug Fri

2150 880

13 May Sat 22 May Mon

1750 700

5 Aug Sat

14 Aug Mon

2150 880

16 May Tue 25 May Thu

1750 700

8 Aug Tue

17 Aug Thu

2150 880

19 May Fri

28 May Sun

1750 700

11 Aug Fri

20 Aug Sun

2150 880

22 May Mon 31 May Wed

1750 700

14 Aug Mon 23 Aug Wed 2150 880

25 May Thu 3 Jun Sat

1750 700

17 Aug Thu 26 Aug Sat

2150 880

28 May Sun 6 Jun Tue

1750 700

20 Aug Sun 29 Aug Tue

2150 880

31 May Wed 9 Jun Fri

1750 700

23 Aug Wed 1 Sep Fri

2150 880

26 Aug Sat 4 Sep Mon

2150 880

29 Aug Tue 7 Sep Thu

2150 880

3 Jun Sat

12 Jun Mon

1975 700

6 Jun Tue

15 Jun Thu

1975 700

9 Jun Fri

18 Jun Sun

1975 700

1 Sep Fri

10 Sep Sun

1975 750

12 Jun Mon 21 Jun Wed

1975 700

4 Sep Mon 13 Sep Wed

1975 750

15 Jun Thu

24 Jun Sat

1975 700

7 Sep Thu

16 Sep Sat

1975 750

18 Jun Sun 27 Jun Tue

1975 880

10 Sep Sun 19 Sep Tue

1975 750

21 Jun Wed 30 Jun Fri

1975 880

13 Sep Wed 22 Sep Fri

1975 750

24 Jun Sat 3 Jul Mon

1975 880

16 Sep Sat

25 Sep Mon

1975 750

27 Jun Tue 6 Jul Thu

1975 880

19 Sep Tue 28 Sep Thu

1975 750

30 Jun Fri

1975 880

22 Sep Fri

1975 750

9 Jul Sun

3 Jul Mon

12 Jul Wed

2150 880

6 Jul Thu

15 Jul Sat

2150 880

9 Jul Sun

18 Jul Tue

2150 880

12 Jul Wed 21 Jul Fri

1 Oct Sun

25 Sep Mon 4 Oct Wed

1975 750

28 Sep Thu 7 Oct Sat

1975 750

1 Oct Sun

1750 750

10 Oct Tue

2150 880

EXCITING FAMILY ITINERARY

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

CODE: FGIH - Greek Island Hopper For an exciting family version of this itinerary with fun family activities and inclusions please see our 2017 Family Experiences brochure or www.trafalgar.†com

Itinerary: Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions on the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious holidays or any other unforeseen circumstances.

Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Athens hotel booked by Trafalgar.

For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share. KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner

Image Caption: Oia Village, Santorini

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days

11

96

US$

Wonders of Turkey

per day

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

Black Sea

• 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

70

1 2

ISTANBUL

Gallipoli

1 ÇANAKKALE Troy

1 ANKARA

TURKEY Pergamon

CAPPADOCIA 2 1 IZMIR Ephesus & St Mary’s House

1

PAMUKKALE

Overnight stays

1

KONYA

Sightseeing stops

Start

End


Wonders of Turkey

CostSaver Regional

11 days – 1 Country From:

US$1050 (per person twin share)

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 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 3 | Istanbul – Ankara This morning enjoy free time in the city or take an Optional Experience Bosphorus cruise to enjoy views of the strait that seperates Asia and Europe, and visit Hagia Sophia. This church was 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 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 visit 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 7 | Konya – Pamukkale After breakfast leave Konya and travel to see the unique cotton fortress of

TRIP CODE:

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 Thermal 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. Continue to Izmir. (BB) Hotel: Doubletree By Hilton Alsansak 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

TTUR

9 Unbeatable Features* 10 Buffet breakfasts 5 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$60…p.p.

SAVE up to US$30…p.p.

US$110…

US$10…p.p.

Price per Person Starts Istanbul

Ends Istanbul

Twin Single share Supp.

Starts Istanbul

Ends Istanbul

Twin Single share Supp.

5 Apr Wed 15 Apr Sat

1175 400

4 Oct Wed 14 Oct Sat

1195 400

19 Apr Wed 29 Apr Sat

1195 400

18 Oct Wed 28 Oct Sat

1195 400

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

s 3 May Wed 13 May Sat

1195 400

1 Nov Wed

17 May Wed 27 May Sat

1195 400

15 Nov Wed 25 Nov Sat

1125 340

31 May Wed 10 Jun Sat

1195 400

29 Nov Wed 9 Dec Sat

1125 340

s 14 Jun Wed 24 Jun Sat

1195 400

13 Dec Wed 23 Dec Sat

1125 340

28 Jun Wed 8 Jul Sat

1195 400

27 Dec Wed 6 Jan Sat

1125 340

12 Jul Wed 22 Jul Sat

1195 400

10 Jan Wed 20 Jan Sat

1050 340

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)

s 26 Jul Wed 5 Aug Sat

1195 400

24 Jan Wed 3 Feb Sat

1125 340

9 Aug Wed 19 Aug Sat

1195 400

7 Feb Wed 17 Feb Sat

1125 340

23 Aug Wed 2 Sep Sat

1195 400

21 Feb Wed 3 Mar Sat

1125 340

s 6 Sep Wed 16 Sep Sat

1195 400

7 Mar Wed

17 Mar Sat

1125 340

20 Sep Wed 30 Sep Sat

1195 400

21 Mar Wed 31 Mar Sat

1125 340

* Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.

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: 03 May 2017, 14 June 2017, 26 July 2017 and 06 September 2017. 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 68-69 for full details of the itinerary.

11 Nov Sat

1125 340

2018

Autumn, Winter, Spring: Departures marked in the price panel are winter departures. Please note, these departures are subject to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices will be confirmed in May 2017. s 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. TRIP NOTES Shared Rooming: Room Share is available on this trip. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Istanbul hotel booked by Trafalgar. 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 Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share.

Price from US$3275 per person twin share. KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner

Image Caption: Blue Mosque, Istanbul

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days

7

165

US$

Glimpse of Europe

per day

Memorable Highlights • Dover See the White Cliffs • Amsterdam Orientation includes the historic city centre • Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine • Heidelberg Enjoy views of the castle from the Old Town • Black Forest See this picturesque region

THE NETHERLANDS

ENGLAND

AMSTERDAM

LONDON

• Schaffhausen View the mighty Rhine Falls • Lucerne Orientation including views of the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge

1

GERMANY

Dover Ferry

Calais

BELGIUM

• Paris View the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower on your sightseeing tour

Boppard St. Goar

Rhine Cruise

RHINELAND 1

Heidelberg

PARIS 2 Black Forest

FRANCE

Schaffhausen

LAKE LUCERNE 2

SWITZERLAND

72

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

End


CostSaver European Panorama

Glimpse of Europe 7 days – 6 Countries From:

US$1150 (per person twin share)

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 on a canal cruise in a glass-covered boat to enjoy views of the gabled houses. Hotel: Ibis Airport Day 2 | Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg – Rhineland This morning travel through the Dutch countryside before crossing into Germany and arrive at the picturesque Rhine Valley. Here you embark on a cruise at Boppard which glides past medieval castles and steeply terraced vineyards which produce the well-known high-quality Rhine wines. You disembark at St. Goar and then have views of the Lorelei Rock and learn about the legends associated with this stretch of the river. Travel to Heidelberg, the oldest university city in Germany. Learn about the riotous life of past students and enjoy views of the sandstone castle from the charming Old Town. Finally continue to your hotel where you dine tonight. (BB, D) Hotel: Achat Premium 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, the wooden Chapel Bridge across the River Reuss and the onion-domed Jesuit Church. This afternoon consider an Optional Experience of fun and yodelling at a Swiss folklore show. Later perhaps enjoy an exhilarating excursion to the top of one of the surrounding mountains or explore the squares and towers of the quaint old city. Alternatively there is plenty of opportunity for shopping, whether it be Swiss watches, jewellery or the wide range of deliciously flavoured chocolate. (BB, D)

Day 5 | Lucerne 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. Pass by Belfort and the remains of the Maginot Line, a vast fortification built after the First World War, to protect the French-German border. Then cross through part of the renowned wine producing Burgundy region with views of the extensive vineyards. Continue past the rolling 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: Adagio Malakoff-Chatillon Day 6 | Paris Sightseeing and Free Time This morning your sightseeing tour 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 Paris nightlife at a cabaret show? (BB) 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) * Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.

TRIP CODE:

EGOEA

11 Unbeatable Features* 6 Buffet breakfasts 3 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$59’p.p.

SAVE up to US$29’p.p.

US$110’

US$10’p.p.

Price per Person Starts London

Ends London

SENECA, (ROMAN PHILOSOPHER, DRAMATIST AND HUMOURIST, BORN 4 BC)

Starts London

Ends London

Twin Single share Supp.

10 Apr Mon 16 Apr Sun

1150 230

17 Jul Mon

23 Jul Sun

1175

230

17 Apr Mon 23 Apr Sun

1175 230

24 Jul Mon 30 Jul Sun

1175

230

24 Apr Mon 30 Apr Sun

1175 230

31 Jul Mon

6 Aug Sun

1175

230

1 May Mon

1175 230

7 Aug Mon 13 Aug Sun

1175

230

8 May Mon 14 May Sun

1175 230

14 Aug Mon 20 Aug Sun

1175

230

15 May Mon 21 May Sun

1175 230

21 Aug Mon 27 Aug Sun

1175

230

22 May Mon 28 May Sun

1175 230

28 Aug Mon 3 Sep Sun

1175

230

29 May Mon 4 Jun Sun

1175 230 4 Sep Mon 10 Sep Sun

1175

230

5 Jun Mon

11 Jun Sun

1175 230

11 Sep Mon 17 Sep Sun

1175

230

12 Jun Mon 18 Jun Sun

1175 230

18 Sep Mon 24 Sep Sun

1175

230

19 Jun Mon 25 Jun Sun

1175 230

25 Sep Mon 1 Oct Sun

1175

230

26 Jun Mon 2 Jul Sun

1175 230 2 Oct Mon

8 Oct Sun

1175

230

3 Jul Mon

1175 230

9 Oct Mon

15 Oct Sun

1175

230

7 May Sun

9 Jul Sun

10 Jul Mon 16 Jul Sun

Travel and change of place impart new vigour to the mind.

Twin Single share Supp.

1175 230

TRIP NOTES Your London Hotel: Ibis Earls Court For rates and full details please see pages 95. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver US$50 per person. WiFi: See page 98 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share.

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

KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner Image Caption: Arc de Triomphe, Paris

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days

8

169

US$

per day

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

ENGLAND LONDON Ferry

Dover Calais

Somme Battlefields

PARIS 2

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

LAKE LUCERNE 1

FRANCE

SWITZERLAND VENICE 1

ITALY

1 FLORENCE

2 ROME

74

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

End


London to Rome Highlights

CostSaver European Panorama

8 days – 5 Countries From: 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 glasstopped boat. Hotel: Mercure La Defense 5 Day 2 | Paris Sightseeing and Free Time Your morning guided sightseeing tour includes 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 with a spectacular 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: Krone Giswil/Burestadl 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: Il 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, D) 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 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. 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)

(per person twin share)

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) * Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.

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

US$1350 TRIP CODE:

ETRVA

12 Unbeatable Features* 7 Buffet breakfasts 3 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$70”p.p.

SAVE up to US$35”p.p.

US$130”

US$20”p.p.

Price per Person

This was my first trip out of Australia and it was fantastic. I would have not travelled any other way. Felt very safe with Trafalgar and everything was so well organized. The Travel Directors are very knowledgeable and make the trip so much fun.

KERRY, FROM AUSTRALIA, 2016, LONDON TO ROME HIGHLIGHTS

Starts London

Ends Rome

Twin Single share Supp.

Starts London

Ends Rome

Twin Single share Supp.

2 Apr Sun

9 Apr Sun

1350 340

16 Jul Sun

23 Jul Sun

1375 360

9 Apr Sun

16 Apr Sun

1375 340

23 Jul Sun

30 Jul Sun

1375 360

16 Apr Sun 23 Apr Sun

1375 340

30 Jul Sun

6 Aug Sun

1375 360

23 Apr Sun 30 Apr Sun

1375 340

30 Apr Sun 7 May Sun

1375 340

6 Aug Sun

13 Aug Sun

1375 360

13 Aug Sun 20 Aug Sun

1375 360

14 May Sun

1375 340

20 Aug Sun 27 Aug Sun

1375 360

14 May Sun 21 May Sun

1395 360

27 Aug Sun 3 Sep Sun

1375 360

21 May Sun 28 May Sun

1395 360

28 May Sun 4 Jun Sun

1395 360

3 Sep Sun

7 May Sun

10 Sep Sun

1395 360

10 Sep Sun 17 Sep Sun

1395 360

4 Jun Sun

11 Jun Sun

1395 360

17 Sep Sun 24 Sep Sun

1395 360

11 Jun Sun

18 Jun Sun

1395 360

24 Sep Sun 1 Oct Sun

1395 360

18 Jun Sun 25 Jun Sun

1395 360

25 Jun Sun 2 Jul Sun

1395 360

1 Oct Sun

8 Oct Sun

1395 360

8 Oct Sun

15 Oct Sun

1395 360

2 Jul Sun

9 Jul Sun

1395 360

15 Oct Sun 22 Oct Sun

1395 360

9 Jul Sun

16 Jul Sun

1395 360

22 Oct Sun 29 Oct Sun

1395 360

TRIP NOTES Your London Hotel: Hilton Olympia For rates and full details please see pages 95. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Airport transfers: Transfers on the last travel day to Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 7am and 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver US$57 per person. WiFi: See page 98 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share.

KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner Image Caption: Roman Forum, Rome

75


days

11

159

US$

European Delight

per day

Memorable Highlights • Rome Morning sightseeing with your Local Specialist. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica. View the Colosseum and see the ancient sites • Siena Visit the medieval city and view the Piazza del Campo

ENGLAND LONDON Dover Ferry

Calais

• Florence Panoramic views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo • Bologna Sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist including the Kissing Towers • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island • Verona View the Roman Arena and Juliet’s Balcony

PARIS 2

LAKE LUCERNE 2

FRANCE

SWITZERLAND

VENICE

ITALY

• Lucerne Orientation includes the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge

Verona

2

Bologna

2 FLORENCE

• Paris Sightseeing includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower

Siena

• Dover See the White Cliffs 2 ROME

76

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

End


CostSaver European Panorama

European Delight 11 days – 5 Countries From:

US$1750 (per person twin share)

Day 1 | Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Welcome to Rome. Unwind after your journey. Meet later with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. Hotel: Ergife Palace Day 2 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Specialist takes you on a fantastic sightseeing tour. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and admire Michelangelo’s Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. Your guided tour continues across the Tiber 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 3 | Rome – Siena – Florence (2 Nights) Head north through the Chianti wineproducing region to the beautiful medieval city of Siena in Tuscany. Stroll through ancient cobbled streets to Piazza del Campo where the colourful Palio horse race takes place every year. Marvel at the striped marble cathedral and shop for attractive ceramic pottery. Arrive later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance and your home for the next two nights. (BB, D) Hotel: Hotel 500 Day 4 | Florence Orientation and Free Time Florence is a treasure trove of art and history. Enjoy spectacular views from Piazzale Michelangelo, then spend time exploring the delights of this amazing city. Perhaps visit Piazza della Signoria featuring many statues and palazzos, and don’t miss the Duomo or Giotto’s Bell Tower. Florence is also renowned for high-quality leather goods and 18-carat gold. (BB) Day 5 | Florence – Bologna – Venice (Region) (2 Nights) Cross the forested Apennines to the city of Bologna, home to one of the oldest universities in Europe and famous for sausages and salami. Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes views of the Kissing Towers. Continue along the Brenta, across the Po Delta and into the Venice region. (BB, D) Hotel: Best Western Villa Pace Park Bolognese Day 6 | Venice Orientation and Free Time Admire the many sights of this Byzantine city as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. See the Palladian Churches of the Redeemer and St. George, the ornate Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Marvel at the Basilica and Campanile. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca island. In your free time take an optional cruise across the lagoon to the Island of Burano for a delicious meal. (BB)

Day 7 | Venice (Region) – Verona – Lake Lucerne (2 Nights) Follow the Veneto plains to Verona and stop to see the Roman Arena and Juliet’s Balcony. Pass Milan and head north to the Italian and Swiss Lake Districts via Como and Lugano. Drive along the scenic alpine St. Gotthard route through central Switzerland to the picturesque town of Lucerne. (BB, D) Hotel: Burestadl Day 8 | Lucerne Orientation and Free Time Enjoy the sights of Lucerne during your orientation tour, including the 14th century wooden Chapel Bridge and a visit to the Lion Monument commemorating the heroism of the Swiss Guards during the French Revolution. In your free time, take an exhilarating mountain excursion, shop for Swiss watches and chocolate, or perhaps explore the flower-bedecked squares and fortified towers in the quaint old town. (BB, D) Day 9 | Lake Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights) Drive across the French border past Belfort and the remains of the Maginot Line and through the Burgundy wine region. View the sprawling vineyards that stretch across the hillsides. Arrive later in Paris, the City of Light. Tonight why not dine at a cosy Parisian bistro and finish with a dazzling tour of the city’s illuminations? (BB) Hotel: Mercure La Villette Day 10 | Paris Sightseeing and Free Time This morning enjoy views of the Eiffel Tower, Champs Élysées and Arc de Triomphe during your sightseeing tour. Spend free time exploring the banks of the Seine. This evening you might like to experience a world-famous cabaret show. (BB) Day 11 | Paris – London Traverse northern France past WWI battlefields. Cross the English Channel to Dover where you see the famous White Cliffs. In London say goodbye to your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of your spectacular European holiday. (BB) * Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.

TRIP CODE:

ESPMB

12 Unbeatable Features* 10 Buffet breakfasts 4 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$90’p.p.

SAVE up to US$45’p.p.

US$170’

US$10’p.p.

Price per Person Starts Rome

Ends London

Twin Single share Supp.

Starts Rome

Ends London

Twin Single share Supp.

6 Apr Thu

16 Apr Sun

1750 430

13 Jul Thu

23 Jul Sun

1795 430

13 Apr Thu 23 Apr Sun

1775 430

20 Jul Thu

30 Jul Sun

1795 430

20 Apr Thu 30 Apr Sun

1775 430

27 Jul Thu

6 Aug Sun

1795 430

27 Apr Thu 7 May Sun

1795 430 3 Aug Thu

13 Aug Sun

1795 430

4 May Thu

14 May Sun

1795 430

10 Aug Thu 20 Aug Sun

1795 430

11 May Thu 21 May Sun

1795 430

17 Aug Thu 27 Aug Sun

1795 430

18 May Thu 28 May Sun

1795 430

24 Aug Thu 3 Sep Sun

1795 430

25 May Thu 4 Jun Sun

1795 430

31 Aug Thu 10 Sep Sun

1795 430

1 Jun Thu

11 Jun Sun

1795 430

7 Sep Thu

17 Sep Sun

1795 430

8 Jun Thu

18 Jun Sun

1795 430

14 Sep Thu 24 Sep Sun

1795 430

15 Jun Thu

25 Jun Sun

1795 430

21 Sep Thu 1 Oct Sun

1795 430

22 Jun Thu 2 Jul Sun

1795 430

28 Sep Thu 8 Oct Sun

1775 430

29 Jun Thu 9 Jul Sun

1795 430 5 Oct Thu

15 Oct Sun

1775 430

6 Jul Thu

1795 430

12 Oct Thu

22 Oct Sun

1775 430

16 Jul Sun

TRIP NOTES Your London Hotel: Hilton Olympia Complimentary drop-off at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, on the return day of your trip. For rates and full details please see pages 95. 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. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver US$79 per person. WiFi: See page 98 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share.

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

KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner Image Caption: Lion Monument, Lucerne

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days

13

145

US$

per day

European Adventures

Memorable Highlights • Dover See the White Cliffs • Amsterdam See the historic city centre • Cologne View the cathedral • Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine • Nuremberg See the medieval town • Prague Walking tour with your Local Specialist includes views of Prague Castle and views of the Charles Bridge • Munich View the Olympic Stadium & Marienplatz • Innsbruck View the Golden Roof and Hofburg • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island • St. Gotthard Drive this scenic alpine route

THE NETHERLANDS

ENGLAND

2 AMSTERDAM

LONDON Dover

Cologne

BELGIUM

Calais

Boppard St Goar

RHINELAND 1

Rhine Cruise

PRAGUE 2

CZECH REPUBLIC

Nuremberg Regensburg

2

PARIS

MUNICH 1

• Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument and view the Chapel Bridge • Paris Sightseeing includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower

GERMANY

FRANCE

LAKE LUCERNE 2

Innsbruck

SWITZERLAND VENICE 2

ITALY 78

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

End

AUSTRIA


CostSaver European Panorama

European Adventures 13 days – 9 Countries From:

US$1875 (per person twin share)

Day 1 | London – Amsterdam (2 Nights) Greetings from your Travel Director and Welcome to Europe. Drive through Kent’s scenic countryside to Dover. Admire the famous White Cliffs as you sail across the Channel to Calais, France. Continue by road through Belgium to The Netherlands, home of clogs and windmills. Perhaps take a canal cruise in a glass-topped boat and see the city from a unique perspective. Hotel: Steigenberger Airport 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 Day 4 | Rhineland – Nuremberg – Prague (2 Nights) Stop in Nuremberg this morning, a historic city where little has changed since the Middle Ages. Drive east across the border into the Czech Republic and arrive later in the capital, Prague. (BB) Hotel: Duo 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 Ludwigstrasse and the Marienplatz, renowned for its musical Glockenspiel. You might like to visit a bierkeller and sample the local beer, for which the city is famous. (BB, D) Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson East Day 7 | Munich – Innsbruck – Venice (2 Nights) Head south towards the mountains and through Austria. Stop at Innsbruck, a popular ski area, to view the Golden Roof and the Hofburg. Continue across the Brenner Pass, one of the principal alpine highways, into Italy and south to Venice, Queen of the Adriatic. Tonight dine in your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Il Burchiello 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 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: 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 to see the magnificent illuminations or consider a Seine cruise. (BB) Hotel: Mercure La Villette Day 12 | Paris Sightseeing and Free Time Paris probably has more recognisable landmarks than any other city in the world. See all the major sights during your sightseeing tour 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)

TRIP CODE:

EFIS

11 Unbeatable Features* 12 Buffet breakfasts 5 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$96‡p.p.

SAVE up to US$48‡p.p.

US$190‡

US$10‡p.p.

Price per Person Twin Single share Supp.

Starts London

Ends London

Twin Single share Supp.

16 Apr Sun 28 Apr Fri

1895 520

16 Jul Sun

28 Jul Fri

1875 450

23 Apr Sun 5 May Fri

1925 520

23 Jul Sun

4 Aug Fri

1875 450

30 Apr Sun 12 May Fri

1925 520

30 Jul Sun

11 Aug Fri

1875 450

7 May Sun

Starts London

Ends London

19 May Fri

1925 520

6 Aug Sun

18 Aug Fri

1875 450

14 May Sun 26 May Fri

1925 520

13 Aug Sun 25 Aug Fri

1875 450

21 May Sun 2 Jun Fri

1925 520

20 Aug Sun 1 Sep Fri

1875 450

28 May Sun 9 Jun Fri

1925 520

27 Aug Sun 8 Sep Fri

1925 520

4 Jun Sun

16 Jun Fri

1925 520

3 Sep Sun

15 Sep Fri

1925 520

11 Jun Sun

23 Jun Fri

1925 520

10 Sep Sun 22 Sep Fri

1925 520

18 Jun Sun 30 Jun Fri

1925 520

17 Sep Sun 29 Sep Fri

1925 520

25 Jun Sun 7 Jul Fri

1925 520

24 Sep Sun 6 Oct Fri

1925 520

2 Jul Sun 9 Jul Sun

1925 520 1875 450

1 Oct Sun

1925 520

14 Jul Fri 21 Jul Fri

13 Oct Fri

TRIP NOTES Your London Hotel Start: Ibis Earls Court End: Hilton Olympia For rates and full details please see pages 95. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver US$93 per person. WiFi: See page 98 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share.

* Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences. KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner

Image Caption: Charles Bridge and Prague Castle

79


days

12

152

US$

per day

European Experience

Memorable Highlights • 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

THE NETHERLANDS

ENGLAND

1

LONDON

Dover Ferry

Calais

• 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

AMSTERDAM

BELGIUM

GERMANY

Cologne Boppard

Rhine Cruise

St Goar

1 RHINELAND

2

PARIS

Munich

AUSTRIA

• Swiss Alps Picture-book scenery • Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument and Old Town • Paris Sightseeing includes views of Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower

1 INNSBRUCK

LAKE LUCERNE 2

FRANCE

SWITZERLAND VENICE 1

ITALY

WANT MORE INCLUDED?

FLORENCE 1

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

2 ROME

80

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Sightseeing stops

Start

End


CostSaver European Panorama

European Experience 12 days – 9 Countries From:

US$1825 (per person twin share)

Day 1 | London – Amsterdam This morning meet your Travel Director and travelling companions to board your Trafalgar coach and set off from London. Admire the famous White Cliffs as you approach Dover where you board a ferry for the short Channel crossing to Calais in France. Drive through Belgium’s Flanders fields into The Netherlands, renowned for tulips, clogs and windmills. Later arrive in Amsterdam, one of Europe’s friendliest cities. Hotel: Ibis Airport Day 2 | Amsterdam – Cologne – Rhineland Cross into Germany and view Cologne Cathedral, the largest Gothic church in Europe. In Boppard embark on a scenic cruise down the River Rhine past terraced vineyards and towering castles. Finish the day at your hotel in the Rhineland. (BB, D) Hotel: 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 ski-jump. (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, D) Hotel: Alexander 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) Day 7 | Rome – Florence Drive north through Umbria into the rolling countryside of Tuscany. In the Renaissance city of Florence enjoy spectacular views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Afterwards there is time to explore the Piazza 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: Krone Giswil/ Krone Sarnen 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 Sightseeing and Free Time See the sights during your sightseeing tour 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) * Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences. TRIP NOTES Your London Hotel: Hilton Olympia For rates and full details please see page 95. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver US$86 per person. WiFi: See page 98 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share.

TRIP CODE:

EEXP

11 Unbeatable Features* 11 Buffet breakfasts 5 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$95„p.p.

SAVE up to US$47„p.p.

US$180„

US$40„p.p.

Price per Person Twin Single share Supp.

Starts London

Ends London

Twin Single share Supp.

19 Feb Sun 2 Mar Thu

1825 460

9 Jul Sun

20 Jul Thu

1895 440

26 Feb Sun 9 Mar Thu

1850 460

11 Jul Tue

22 Jul Sat

1895 440

16 Jul Sun

27 Jul Thu

1895 440

Starts London

Ends London

16 Mar Thu

1850 460

18 Jul Tue

29 Jul Sat

1895 440

12 Mar Sun 23 Mar Thu

1850 460

23 Jul Sun

3 Aug Thu

1895 440

19 Mar Sun 30 Mar Thu

1850 460

25 Jul Tue

5 Aug Sat

1895 440

26 Mar Sun 6 Apr Thu

1850 460

30 Jul Sun

10 Aug Thu

1895 440

2 Apr Sun

13 Apr Thu

1895 460

1 Aug Tue

12 Aug Sat

1895 440

9 Apr Sun

20 Apr Thu

1895 460

6 Aug Sun

17 Aug Thu

1895 440

16 Apr Sun 27 Apr Thu

1895 460

8 Aug Tue

19 Aug Sat

1895 440

23 Apr Sun 4 May Thu

1895 460

13 Aug Sun 24 Aug Thu

1895 440

30 Apr Sun 11 May Thu

1895 460

15 Aug Tue 26 Aug Sat

1895 440

20 Aug Sun 31 Aug Thu

1895 460

5 Mar Sun

2 May Tue

13 May Sat

1895 460

22 Aug Tue 2 Sep Sat

1895 460

7 May Sun

18 May Thu

1895 460

27 Aug Sun 7 Sep Thu

1895 460

9 May Tue

20 May Sat

1895 460

29 Aug Tue 9 Sep Sat

1895 460

14 May Sun 25 May Thu

1895 460

16 May Tue 27 May Sat

1895 460

3 Sep Sun

14 Sep Thu

1895 460

21 May Sun 1 Jun Thu

1895 460

5 Sep Tue

16 Sep Sat

1895 460

23 May Tue 3 Jun Sat

1895 460

10 Sep Sun 21 Sep Thu

1895 460

28 May Sun 8 Jun Thu

1895 460

12 Sep Tue

23 Sep Sat

1895 460

30 May Tue 10 Jun Sat

1895 460

17 Sep Sun 28 Sep Thu

1895 460

19 Sep Tue 30 Sep Sat

1895 460

4 Jun Sun

15 Jun Thu

1895 460

24 Sep Sun 5 Oct Thu

1895 460

6 Jun Tue

17 Jun Sat

1895 460

26 Sep Tue 7 Oct Sat

1895 460

11 Jun Sun

22 Jun Thu

1895 460

13 Jun Tue

24 Jun Sat

1895 460

1 Oct Sun

12 Oct Thu

1895 460

18 Jun Sun 29 Jun Thu

1895 460

8 Oct Sun

19 Oct Thu

1895 460

20 Jun Tue 1 Jul Sat

1895 460

15 Oct Sun 26 Oct Thu

1895 460

25 Jun Sun 6 Jul Thu

1895 460

27 Jun Tue 8 Jul Sat

1895 460 s 10 Dec Sun 21 Dec Thu

1850 460

s 17 Dec Sun 28 Dec Thu

1850 460

2 Jul Sun

13 Jul Thu

1895 460 s 19 Dec Tue 30 Dec Sat

1850 460

4 Jul Tue

15 Jul Sat

1895 460 s 26 Dec Tue 6 Jan Sat

1850 460

s Alternative London Hotel: Marked departures start and end at our London Reception Centre or the Ibis Earls Court

KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner Image Caption: Rhine Valley

81


days

12

150

US$

European Magic

per day

Memorable Highlights • Dover See the White Cliffs • Paris Sightseeing includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower • Beaune Visit this medieval town • Lyon See the historic Old Town • Geneva Orientation includes the Jet d’Eau and the United Nations building • Cannes Visit the sophisticated Film Festival city • Monaco View the Royal Palace and Cathedral

ENGLAND LONDON

Dover Calais

Ferry

• Pisa View the Leaning Tower • Florence Visit the Renaissance city • 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

Somme Battlefields 2 PARIS

FRANCE

Beaune

SWITZERLAND

GENEVA 1

VENICE

LYON 1

2

ITALY MONTECATINI 2

Monaco

CANNES

Pisa

1 Florence

2 ROME

82

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

End


CostSaver European Panorama

European Magic 12 days – 6 Countries From:

US$1795 (per person twin share)

Day 1 | London – Paris (2 Nights) Greetings from your Travel Director as you drive through the scenic Kent countryside to Dover. Admire the White Cliffs as you cross by ferry to Calais, France. Travel through the battlefields of the Somme to the glittering capital, Paris. Hotel: Adagio Malakoff-Chatillon Day 2 | Paris Sightseeing and Free Time Admire the sights of this elegant city including views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Spend free time afterwards soaking up the atmosphere with a walk along the banks of the Seine or visit a world-class museum or gallery. Tonight don’t miss the opportunity to go to a famous Parisian cabaret. (BB) Day 3 | Paris – Beaune – Lyon Head south past the vast Forest of Fontainebleau, former hunting ground of the French kings. Visit the medieval town of Beaune, the wine capital of the Burgundy region. Overnight in the great gastronomic city of Lyon. Due to its historical and architectural landmarks, the city has been added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. (BB, D) Hotel: Campanile Lyon Centre Berge Du Rhone Day 4 | Lyon – Geneva Cross into Switzerland and arrive later at the international city of Geneva which lies at the western end of Lake Léman. Enjoy an orientation tour of this beautiful city including the unique Jet d’Eau and the United Nations building. Afterwards spend free time exploring on your own. Perhaps take a stroll by the lake and admire the modern sculptures. (BB) Hotel: Les Nations Day 5 | Geneva – Cannes (2 Nights) Drive south past Grenoble, a university city and a renowned winter sports resort. Continue through impressive landscape leading from the Alps to the Côte d’Azur. Arrive in the coastal town of Cannes which is famed for its International Film Festival. (BB) Hotel: Amarante Day 6 | French Riviera Free Time A full day to relax on the French Riviera. Why not spend the day on the beach, shop for designer goods or enjoy French cuisine at a pavement café? (BB) Day 7 | Cannes – Monaco – Pisa – Montecatini Visit the Principality of Monaco which has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century. Walk through the Old Town and view the Royal Palace which is home to the Grimaldi family, and the cathedral where Princess Grace and her husband

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Prince Rainier were married. Continue along the coast into Italy, past the port of Genoa to Pisa where you view the famous Leaning Tower. Your day ends in the Tuscan spa town of Montecatini where you dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Tuscany Inn Day 8 | Montecatini – Florence – Venice (2 Nights) A short drive through rolling countryside brings you to the Renaissance city of Florence. Spend time on your own exploring 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. Arrive later in the magical city of Venice for your two-night stay. (BB, D) Hotel: La Meridiana Day 9 | Venice Orientation and Free Time Admire this Byzantine city as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. View the Bridge of Sighs and the magnificent Basilica of St. Mark. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Afterwards explore on your own or perhaps take a cruise to one of the islands for lunch. (BB) Day 10 | Venice – Rome (2 Nights) Cross the Veneto plain via Bologna and drive over the Apennine Mountains. Continue through Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio to Rome, the Eternal City. (BB, D) Hotel: Pinewood Day 11 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Specialist takes you on a tour of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City where you view Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Pietà. Your wonderful sightseeing tour continues across the River Tiber to view the Colosseum and see the ancient sites of Rome. Spend free time seeing more sights such as the Sistine Chapel or relax at a pavement café in Piazza Navona. (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) * Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.

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12 Unbeatable Features* 11 Buffet breakfasts 4 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$93“p.p.

SAVE up to US$46“p.p.

US$180“

US$10“p.p.

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Starts London

5 Apr Wed 16 Apr Sun

1795 540

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1850 540

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1825 540

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1825 540

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1825 540

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1825 540

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TRIP NOTES Your London Hotel: Hilton Olympia For rates and full details please see page 95. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Airport transfers: Transfers on the last travel day to Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 7am and 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver US$86 per person. WiFi: See page 98 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share.

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

E KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner Image Caption: Grand Casino, Monaco

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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

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•  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 •  Monaco Visit the Principality

1 AMSTERDAM

LONDON

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

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GERMANY

Dover Ferry

Calais

St. Goar

PARIS 2 LAKE LUCERNE 1

FRANCE

SWITZERLAND

VENICE

LYON 1

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FLORENCE Avignon

•  Paris Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour including views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower

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•  Avignon Views of the Popes’ Palace and the Pont Saint-Bénezet •  Lyon Orientation of this UNESCO World Heritage

Boppard

BELGIUM

CANNES 2

Monaco

1 Pisa

ROME 2

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European Accent 14 days – 9 Countries From:

US$2095 (per person twin share)

Day 1 | London – Amsterdam Welcome to Europe. See the famous White Cliffs of Dover as you cross by ferry to Calais, France. Continue by coach through Belgium to The Netherlands. 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 Airport Day 2 | Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Rhineland Cross through The Netherlands and east into Germany. Cruise down the River Rhine past picturesque villages, steep vineyards and medieval castles. Arrive later by road at your Rhineland hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Leonardo 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 via Bologna 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 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

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high-quality leather goods and 18-carat gold jewellery, for which the city is renowned. (BB) Hotel: Wall Art 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 Cannes Le Cannet Day 10 | Cannes Free Time Enjoy free time in Cannes to explore or relax on the beach and perhaps 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 Berge Du Rhone

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11 Unbeatable Features* 13 Buffet breakfasts 4 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$109…p.p.

SAVE up to US$54…p.p.

US$210…

US$50…p.p.

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Starts London

5 Apr Wed 18 Apr Tue

2095 520

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2125 520

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2125 520

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2125 520

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2125 520

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2125 520

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2125 520

Day 12 | Lyon – Paris (2 Nights) This morning after breakfast travel through scenic countryside. In the afternoon 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

3 May Wed 16 May Tue

2150 520

9 Aug Wed 22 Aug Tue

2125 520

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2150 520

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2125 520

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2150 520

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2125 520

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2150 520

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2125 520

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2150 520 6 Sep Wed 19 Sep Tue

2125 520

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2175 520

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2125 520

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2175 520

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2125 520

Day 13 | Paris Sightseeing and Free Time Your morning sightseeing tour includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Later consider an excursion to explore the Notre Dame and the Latin Quarter. You might like to finish your holiday with a cabaret show, for which Paris is famous. (BB)

21 Jun Wed 4 Jul Tue

2175 520

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2125 520

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2175 520 4 Oct Wed 17 Oct Tue

2125 520

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2125 520

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2125 520

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) * Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.

Starts London

Ends London

18 Jul Tue

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TRIP NOTES Your London Hotel: Hilton Olympia For rates and full details please see page 95. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotels providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver US$100 per person. WiFi: See page 98 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share.

KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner Image Caption: Rialto Bridge, Grand Canal, Venice

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

THE NETHERLANDS

ENGLAND

1 AMSTERDAM

LONDON Dover Calais

Ferry

GERMANY Cologne Boppard BELGIUM St. Goar

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Rhine Cruise

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PARIS 2

VIENNA Salzburg

FRANCE

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LUCERNE 2 SWITZERLAND

AUSTRIA

INNSBRUCK

VENICE 2

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

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• Lugano See this magnificent Swiss lake • Lucerne Orientation includes the Lion Monument and the Old Town • Paris Sightseeing includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower

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European Impressions 15 days – 9 Countries From:

US$2225 (per person twin share)

Day 1 | London – Amsterdam Greetings from your Travel Director. A scenic drive through Kent brings you to Dover. See the White Cliffs as you board the ferry and cross to Calais, France. Admire the countryside as you traverse Belgium and The Netherlands. In Amsterdam, one of Europe’s friendliest cities, enjoy an orientation of the historic city centre. Later you might like to take a canal cruise in a glass-covered boat – it’s a great way to see the city. Hotel: Ibis Airport 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 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 during your orientation tour 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 and marvel at the sights associated with ‘the Sound of Music’ and the city’s most famous son, Mozart. Your scenic journey continues towards the River Danube, arriving later in the elegant city of Vienna. (BB) Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Schoenbrunn 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 the heart of the Austrian Alps past mountains and small picturesque towns to the Austrian Lake District. Cross the Italian border and arrive later in Venice, your home for the next two nights. (BB, D) Hotel: Best Western Plus Quid Airport 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: Black

Image Caption: Picturesque Canal, Amsterdam

Day 9 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Specialist takes you on a visit of St. Peter’s Basilica where you see Michelangelo’s sculpture, the Pietà. Your sightseeing tour continues across the Tiber 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 on Via Del Corso and watch the world go by. (BB) Day 10 | Rome – Florence Drive through Tuscany’s Chianti region to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Enjoy spectacular views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. In your free time visit Piazza 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, D) Hotel: Starhotels Vespucci Day 11 | Florence – Lake Lucerne Region (2 Nights) North from Florence via Bologna and Milan and across the Swiss border, you travel through beautiful, ever-changing scenery. See picturesque Lake Lugano, then take the famous St. Gotthard route through the Alps to Lake Lucerne. Later why not experience a Swiss folklore and fondue evening? (BB) Hotel: Swissever Zug

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11 Unbeatable Features* 14 Buffet breakfasts 5 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$114Œp.p.

SAVE up to US$57Œp.p.

US$220Œ

US$40Œp.p.

Price per Person Twin Single share Supp.

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Ends London

Twin Single share Supp.

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2225 660

16 Jul Sun

30 Jul Sun

2225 660

26 Mar Sun 9 Apr Sun

2250 660

23 Jul Sun

6 Aug Sun

2225 660

30 Jul Sun

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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. Spend free time afterwards relaxing or perhaps take an Optional Experience up a nearby mountain for breathtaking views. (BB, D)

2 Apr Sun

16 Apr Sun

2250 660

9 Apr Sun

Day 13 | Lake Lucerne Region – Paris (2 Nights) Travel west across the French border, past Belfort and the remnants of the Maginot Line. Continue through the Burgundy wine region, with views of the vineyards. Arrive later in the capital Paris. (BB) Hotel: Mercure La Defense 5 Day 14 | Paris Sightseeing and Free Time This morning see the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower and more on your sightseeing tour. Explore on your own afterwards. Stroll along the banks of the Seine or visit one of the city’s worldclass 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) * Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.

23 Apr Sun

2250 660

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2250 660

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2225 660

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2250 660

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2225 660

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2275 660

27 Aug Sun 10 Sep Sun

2275 660

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21 May Sun

2275 660

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2275 660

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2275 660

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2275 660

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2275 660

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2275 660

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2275 660

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s Alternative London Hotel: Marked departures start and end at our London Reception Centre or the Ibis Earls Court TRIP NOTES Your London Hotel: Hilton Olympia For rates and full details please see page 95. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver US$107 per person. WiFi: See page 98 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share.

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

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145

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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 •  Heidelberg View the castle •  Black Forest Drive through Germany’s famous forested region •  Schaffhausen Stop to view the Rhine Falls •  Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument and view the medieval Old Town •  Liechtenstein Visit the capital, Vaduz •  Innsbruck View the Golden Roof and the Hofburg Palace •  Verona View Juliet’s balcony •  Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island •  Rome Visit St. Peter’s Basilica on your morning sightseeing with a Local Specialist. View the Colosseum and see the ancient sites •  Florence See Piazza Santa Croce on your included morning sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. Panoramic view from Piazzale Michelangelo •  Pisa View the Leaning Tower •  Monaco Visit the Principality •  Nice Drive along the Promenade des Anglais •  Avignon View the Palace of the Popes and St. Bénezet Bridge •  Lyon Orientation of this UNESCO World Heritage site •  Paris View the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower on your morning sightseeing

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THE NETHERLANDS

ENGLAND

1 AMSTERDAM

LONDON

GERMANY

Dover Ferry

Boppard

Rhine Cruise

Calais BELGIUM St. Goar 1 RHINELAND Heidelberg

PARIS 2 LUCERNE 2

FRANCE

Schaffhausen Vaduz

AUSTRIA

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LYON 1

Verona

VENICE 2

FLORENCE Avignon

Monaco

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Pisa

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FRENCH RIVIERA

ITALY ROME 2 1

BAY OF NAPLES

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CostSaver European Panorama

European Cavalcade 18 days – 11 Countries From:

US$2595 (per person twin share)

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 Airport

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: Art Museo

Day 2 | Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg – Rhineland Drive into Germany’s Rhine Valley. Take a leisurely cruise along the River Rhine. Later in the town of Heidelberg view the castle, a magnificent example of Renaissance architecture. Continue by road to your hotel where you dine tonight. (BB, D) Hotel: Achat Premium Neustadt

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)

Day 3 | Rhineland – Lucerne (2 Nights) Journey via Freiburg through the beautiful Black Forest region. Stop at Schaffhausen to view the mighty Rhine Falls and arrive later in Lucerne, your home for the next two nights. (BB, D) Hotel: Krone Giswil

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

Day 4 | Lucerne Orientation and Free Time Visit the poignant Lion Monument and the Old Town during your orientation tour of Lucerne. Afterwards in your free time consider a scenic cruise on the lake, shop for Swiss watches and chocolates or take a cog railway up one of the nearby mountains to enjoy the amazing views. (BB) Day 5 | Lucerne – Liechtenstein – Innsbruck Cross the Swiss border to Liechtenstein for a brief stop in the capital, Vaduz. Continue into Austria 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. Continue to ancient Rome to view Colosseum and see the ancient sites. Later enjoy your free time seeing the sights or shopping for souvenirs. (BB) 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: Costa

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 Aix-en-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 Berge 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: Kyriad Prestige Ouest Boulogne Day 17 | Paris Sightseeing and Free Time This morning see the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and more on your sightseeing tour. 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) * Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.

TRIP CODE:

ECAV

11 Unbeatable Features* 17 Buffet breakfasts 7 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$131“p.p.

SAVE up to US$66“p.p.

US$260“

US$20“p.p.

Price per Person Twin Single share Supp.

Starts London

5 Apr Wed 22 Apr Sat

2595 700

2 Aug Wed 19 Aug Sat

2625 700

12 Apr Wed 29 Apr Sat

2625 700

9 Aug Wed 26 Aug Sat

2625 700

19 Apr Wed 6 May Sat

2625 700

16 Aug Wed 2 Sep Sat

2625 700

26 Apr Wed 13 May Sat

2625 700

23 Aug Wed 9 Sep Sat

2625 700

30 Aug Wed 16 Sep Sat

2625 700

Starts London

Ends London

Ends London

Twin Single share Supp.

3 May Wed 20 May Sat

2625 700

10 May Wed 27 May Sat

2625 700

6 Sep Wed 23 Sep Sat

2625 700

17 May Wed 3 Jun Sat

2625 700

13 Sep Wed 30 Sep Sat

2625 700

24 May Wed 10 Jun Sat

2625 700

20 Sep Wed 7 Oct Sat

2625 700

31 May Wed 17 Jun Sat

2625 700

27 Sep Wed 14 Oct Sat

2625 700

7 Jun Wed 24 Jun Sat

2625 700

4 Oct Wed 21 Oct Sat

2625 700

14 Jun Wed 1 Jul Sat

2625 700

11 Oct Wed 28 Oct Sat

2625 700

21 Jun Wed 8 Jul Sat

2625 700

18 Oct Wed 4 Nov Sat

2595 700

28 Jun Wed 15 Jul Sat

2625 700

25 Oct Wed 11 Nov Sat

2595 700

5 Jul Wed

22 Jul Sat

2625 700

1 Nov Wed 18 Nov Sat

2595 700

12 Jul Wed 29 Jul Sat

2625 700

19 Jul Wed 5 Aug Sat

2625 700 s 13 Dec Wed 30 Dec Sat

2595 700

26 Jul Wed 12 Aug Sat

2625 700 s 20 Dec Wed 6 Jan Sat

2595 700

s Alternative London Hotel: Marked departures start and end at our London Reception Centre or the Ibis Earls Court TRIP NOTES Your London Hotel: Copthorne Tara For rates and full details please see page 95. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver US$129 per person. WiFi: See page 98 for details.

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

For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share.

KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner Image Caption: Leaning Tower of Pisa

89


days

24

131

US$

European Heritage

per day

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. •  Barcelona Sightseeing with your Local Specialist. See the Ramblas, Paseo de Gracia and Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia Cathedral • 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 •  Amsterdam Orientation tour and visit a diamond factory. Excursion to Volendam

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Volendam

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND LONDON Dover

THE NETHERLANDS

BELGIUM Boppard Calais

Ferry

RHINELAND 1 PARIS

Biarritz

Rhine Cruise

St. Goar Heidelberg

2

Loire Valley

VIENNA LUCERNE REGION 2

INNSBRUCK Salzburg Lucerne

NICE

1

Florence Pisa

2

1

MONTECATINI ROME 2

2 BARCELONA 2

MADRID

SPAIN

Overnight stays

AUSTRIA

VENICE 2 Monaco

LOURDES

1

Vaduz

SWITZERLAND

FRANCE

BORDEAUX 1

GERMANY

Sightseeing stops

Start

End

ITALY

2


CostSaver European Panorama

European Heritage 24 days – 12 Countries From:

US$3125 (per person twin share)

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: Adagio Malakoff-Chatillon Day 2 | Paris Sightseeing 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 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 Lourdes. (BB, D) Hotel: Quality Christina 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: Barcelo Castellana Norte Day 6 | Madrid Sightseeing and Free Time See the Royal Palace and Plaza de España during your sightseeing with your 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: AC Som Day 8 | Barcelona Sightseeing 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 – Nice (2 Nights) Cross over the foothills of the Pyrenees and continue through Provence before arriving in Nice. (BB) Hotel: Ibis Nice Aeroport Day 10 | French Riviera Orientation and Free Time Enjoy free time to explore the French Riviera. Relax on the beach or enjoy lunch in a pavement café. (BB) Day 11 | Nice – Monaco – Pisa – Montecatini Visit the Principality of Monaco where you view the Royal residence. See the Leaning Tower of Pisa before arriving in Montecatini. (BB, D) Hotel: Tuscany Inn Day 12 | Montecatini – Florence – Rome (2 Nights) Explore wonderful Florence with time to wander through its cobbled streets before arriving in Rome. (BB) Hotel: Ergife Palace Day 13 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Visit St. Peter’s Basilica with your Local Specialist and see Michelangelo’s Pietá. View the Colosseum and see the ancient sites in Rome. In your free time consider a tour of the Sistine Chapel. (BB)

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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, Mogliano 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: Senator 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: Michel Heppenheim 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 Airport 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)

EEHR

11 Unbeatable Features* 23 Buffet breakfasts 8 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$159†p.p.

SAVE up to US$79†p.p.

US$310†

US$10†p.p.

Price per Person Starts London

Ends London

Twin Single share Supp.

19 Mar Sun 11 Apr Tue

3125 970

26 Mar Sun 18 Apr Tue

3125 970

Starts London

Ends London

Twin Single share Supp.

2 Jul Sun

25 Jul Tue

3175 970

9 Jul Sun

1 Aug Tue

3175 970

2 Apr Sun

25 Apr Tue

3125 970

16 Jul Sun

8 Aug Tue

3175 970

9 Apr Sun

2 May Tue

3125 970

23 Jul Sun

15 Aug Tue

3175 970

16 Apr Sun 9 May Tue

3125 970

30 Jul Sun

22 Aug Tue

3175 970

23 Apr Sun 16 May Tue

3175 970

30 Apr Sun 23 May Tue

3175 970

6 Aug Sun

29 Aug Tue

3175 970

13 Aug Sun 5 Sep Tue

3175 970

3175 970

20 Aug Sun 12 Sep Tue

3175 970

14 May Sun 6 Jun Tue

3175 970

27 Aug Sun 19 Sep Tue

3175 970

21 May Sun 13 Jun Tue

3175 970

28 May Sun 20 Jun Tue

3175 970

3 Sep Sun

3175 970

7 May Sun

30 May Tue

26 Sep Tue

10 Sep Sun 3 Oct Tue

3175 970

4 Jun Sun

27 Jun Tue

3175 970

17 Sep Sun 10 Oct Tue

3175 970

11 Jun Sun

4 Jul Tue

3175 970

24 Sep Sun 17 Oct Tue

3175 970

18 Jun Sun 11 Jul Tue

3175 970

25 Jun Sun 18 Jul Tue

3175 970

1 Oct Sun

3175 970

24 Oct Tue

TRIP NOTES Your London Hotel: Copthorne Tara For rates and full details please see page 95. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver US$172 per person. WiFi: See page 98 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share.

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) * Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences. KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner

Image Caption: Park Guell, Barcelona

91


days

28

144

US$

per day

European Discoverer

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 the Provence • Monaco View the Old Town • Pisa View the Leaning Tower • Florence Visit the Renaissance city • Rome City tour with a Local Specialist. • 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 & 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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1 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

LONDON

Dover

THE NETHERLANDS

Calais

Ferry

GERMANY

Boppard

Rhine Cruise

RHINELAND 1 St. Goar Heidelberg PARIS 2

Schaffhausen Vaduz AUSTRIA 1 INNSBRUCK

LAKE LUCERNE 2

Tours

FRANCE

SWITZERLAND

VENICE 1

1 BORDEAUX

1

ITALY

Monaco Florence 1 BOLOGNA FRENCH RIVIERA Pisa Ancona 2 Biarritz 1

MONTECATINI

PAMPLONA

ROME 2

2 2 MADRID

At Sea

BARCELONA

SPAIN

Bari

1

BAY OF NAPLES Overnight Mini Cruise

GREECE

ATHENS Patras 4 GREEK CRUISE 3 Night Optional Extension

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

End

33


CostSaver European Panorama

European Discoverer 28 days – 14 Countries From:

US$4025 (per person twin share)

Day 1 | London – Paris (2 Nights) Greetings from your Travel Director. See the White Cliffs of Dover as you board the ferry to Calais in France. Arrive later in Paris. Hotel: Mercure La Villette

Day 12 | Montecatini – Florence – Rome (2 Nights) Experience the sights and delights of Renaissance Florence. Arrive later in Rome, the Eternal City. (BB) Hotel: Ergife Palace

Day 2 | Paris Sightseeing and Free Time Admire the sights on your sightseeing including views of the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Élysées. Spend time afterwards exploring. (BB)

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 3 | Paris – Tours – Bordeaux Drive through the Loire Valley and view the cathedral at Tours. Dine at your hotel in Bordeaux. (BB, D) Hotel: Ibis Centre Meriadeck Day 4 | Bordeaux – Biarritz – Pamplona Explore the glamorous resort of Biarritz. Continue into Spain via San Sebastian to Pamplona, famous for its annual bull run. (BB, D) Hotel: Abba Reino De Navarra 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 Puerta del Sol and Plaza de España. (BB) Hotel: Tryp Leganes Day 6 | Madrid Free Time Today is free to explore on your own or perhaps consider joining an Optional Experience to Toledo. (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 Despi 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 north into France and through to Provence. Drive along the French Riviera to your hotel. (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) Day 11 | French Riviera – Monaco – Pisa – Montecatini Explore Monaco’s Old Town then follow the spectacular coastline to Italy. In Pisa view the famous Leaning Tower. (BB, D) Hotel: Tuscany Inn

Day 14 | Rome – Bay Of Naples Drive south to the Bay of Naples. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Stabia Day 15 | Bay Of Naples – Bari – At Sea This morning, why not join an Optional Experience to the excavations at Pompeii? Then travel east across Italy via Puglia to the port of Bari to board your overnight ferry to Greece. (BB, D) Day 16 | At Sea – Patras – Athens (4 Nights) Arrive in the port of Patras and continue by road to Athens. (BB) Hotel: Novotel/Zafolia 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? (BB) Day 18 | Athens Soak in the atmosphere of the city or join an Optional Experience to Delphi. (BB) Day 19 | Athens Enjoy your final 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 Ancona. (BB, D) Day 21 | At Sea – Ancona – Bologna Arrive at Ancona and travel to Bologna. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Best Western Plus Tower 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: Antony Palace Day 23 | Venice – Innsbruck Travel through scenic mountainous landscapes into Austria before arriving in Innsbruck. (BB, D) Hotel: Bon Alpina

TRIP CODE:

EDIS

12 Unbeatable Features* 27 Buffet breakfasts 10 Three course dinners SAVINGS Past guest discount

Multiple trip discount

Young traveller discount

Triple room discount

SAVE up to US$203ˆp.p.

SAVE up to US$101ˆp.p.

US$400ˆ

US$10ˆp.p.

Price per Person Twin Single share Supp.

Starts London

Ends London

Twin Single share Supp.

5 Apr Wed 2 May Tue

4025 1380

5 Jul Wed

1 Aug Tue

4050 1380

12 Apr Wed 9 May Tue

4050 1380

12 Jul Wed 8 Aug Tue

4050 1350

19 Apr Wed 16 May Tue

4050 1380

19 Jul Wed 15 Aug Tue

4025 1350

26 Apr Wed 23 May Tue

4050 1380

26 Jul Wed 22 Aug Tue

4025 1350

3 May Wed 30 May Tue

4050 1380

2 Aug Wed 29 Aug Tue

4025 1350

10 May Wed 6 Jun Tue

4050 1380

9 Aug Wed 5 Sep Tue

4025 1350

17 May Wed 13 Jun Tue

4050 1380

16 Aug Wed 12 Sep Tue

4025 1350

24 May Wed 20 Jun Tue

4050 1380

23 Aug Wed 19 Sep Tue

4025 1350

31 May Wed 27 Jun Tue

4050 1380

30 Aug Wed 26 Sep Tue

4025 1380

7 Jun Wed 4 Jul Tue

4050 1380

6 Sep Wed 3 Oct Tue

4050 1380

14 Jun Wed 11 Jul Tue

4050 1380

13 Sep Wed 10 Oct Tue

4050 1380

21 Jun Wed 18 Jul Tue

4050 1380

20 Sep Wed 17 Oct Tue

4050 1380

28 Jun Wed 25 Jul Tue

4050 1380

27 Sep Wed 24 Oct Tue

4050 1380

Starts London

Ends London

TRIP NOTES Your London Hotel: Ibis Earls Court For rates and full details please see page 95. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver US$200 per person. WiFi: See page 98 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 95. All prices are per person, twin share.

KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner Image Caption: Swiss Alps

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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 Zug Day 25 | Lucerne Orientation and Free Time View the Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument. Afterwards perhaps take a wonderful mountain excursion. (BB) Day 26 | Lake Lucerne – Heidelberg – Rhineland Marvel at the mighty Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen. Continue through the Black Forest to Heidelberg. (BB, D) Hotel: Best Western Russelsheim Frankfurt Airport Day 27 | Rhineland – Rhine Cruise – Amsterdam Experience a relaxing cruise through the Rhine Valley. Then continue northwards to lively Amsterdam. (BB) Hotel: Ibis Airport Day 28 | Amsterdam – London Drive to Calais and board the ferry back to Dover. Arrive later by coach in London. (BB) * Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.

Image Caption: Parthenon,

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Acropolis

OPTIONAL 3-DAY AEGEAN CRUISE 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. Day 16 | Arrive Athens Itinerary remains the same up to Day 16 with arrival into Athens. Day 17 | Embark Piraeus – Mykonos Board your ship in Piraeus harbour and cruise to stylish Mykonos. Enjoy a few hours here before the cruise continues. (Breakfast is included at the hotel.) (BB, L, D) Day 18 | Kusadasi – Patmos Arrive early this morning at Kusadasi with time for an excursion to the incredible ruins of Ephesus. Sail to Patmos with time to perhaps visit the Fortress Monastery. (BB, L, D) Day 19 | Heraklion – Santorini Wake this morning in Heraklion on the island of Crete. Continue to the

spectacular volcanic island of Santorini explore the town or consider joining an optional shore experience to Oia and Fira. (BB, L, D) Day 20 | Return Athens (Piraeus) Disembark early this morning and rejoin the trip. See Day 20. (BB, D) Price for a 3-day Aegean Cruise: From: Inside Twin US$570 (Code: EDMM) From: Outside Twin US$485 (Code: EDSM) The above prices include port taxes, tips and fuel surcharge and are accurate as of July 2016. For up-to-date pricing and availability please see our website. Triple cabin reduction available.


EXTRA NIGHTS’ ACCOMMODATION We offer exclusive discounted rates (below) to help you extend your stay at the hotel where your holiday starts or ends. Ask your travel agent to make the reservation when you book your CostSaver holiday – you’ll find the hotel details on your holiday’s itinerary page. And we’ve added airport transfer information on page 96, to make planning even easier. City Amsterdam

US$ per person per night

Season

Single

Twin

Ibis Airport*

All

130

89

Steigenberger Airport

All

148

98

Athens

Zafolia

All

157

105

Barcelona

Hesperia Sant Just*

All

130

86

Novotel Sant Joan Despi*#

All

130

84

Berlin

City Hotel Berlin East

All

116

81

Copenhagen

AC Bella Sky

All

177

107

Scandic Sydhavnen*

All

170

103

Dublin

Citywest

All

154

103

Maldron Newlands Cross

All

137

94

Frankfurt

Mercure Airport Neu Isenburg

All

102

73

Istanbul

Ramada Plaza City Center

All

180

118

London

Copthorne Taraâ€

14 Mar ’17 - 21 Nov ‘17

270

159

Hilton Olympiaâ€

15 Feb ‘17 - 30 Apr ‘17

172

122

01 May ‘17 - 03 Nov ‘17

199

147

Ibis Earls Court†Madrid

Milan

01 Mar ’17 - 30 Apr ‘17

154

102

01 May ‘17 - 31 Oct ‘17

184

120

Barcelo Castellana Norte*

All

121

77

Barcelo Torre Arias*

All

121

77

Melia Avenida De America*#

All

112

75

Tryp LeganĂŠs

All

105

72

Novotel Milano Nord Ca Granda

All

127

93

Munich

Novum Munich South

All

119

82

Paris

Adagio Malakoff-Chatillon*#

All

173

104

Courtyard La Defense West Colombes*#

All

218

133

Kyriad Prestige Ouest Boulogne*#

All

208

130

Mercure Ivry Quai De Seine*#

All

174

106

Mercure La Defense 5*#

All

182

108

Mercure La Villette*#

All

171

108

Black Hotel

All

157

114

Ergife Palace

All

168

121

Pinewood

All

174

120 118

Rome

Raganelli

All

167

Saronno

Starhotels Grand Milan*#

All

108

78

Stockholm

Park Inn Hammarby Sjostad*

All

145

93

Venice Mestre Antony

All

149

111

Warsaw

Radisson Blu Sobieski*#

All

120

80

Zagreb

Panorama

All

118

84

*Seasonal supplements apply.#Certain days of the week attract a supplement. †Accommodation in twin-bedded room with bathroom/shower, Hot buffet breakfast daily, All hotel taxes and service charges 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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TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

DEPARTURE FROM LONDON

Departure from London: In 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) and if accommodation has been reserved through CostSaver at this hotel. Guests staying in other hotels are required to make their way to our London Reception Centre on the departure morning. Please also remember to reconfirm your departure morning information by contacting our London Reception Centre at +44 (0)20 7620 8900 or email us at: london.24x7@travcorpuk.com

LONDON AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Transfers can be expensive, particularly between the airport and your London hotel. CostSaver has special group transfer rates from London Heathrow and Gatwick airports to the door of your Costsaver London hotel: US$50 per person per single trip from/to Heathrow Airport US$105 per person per single trip from/to Gatwick Airport 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 No later than 21 days prior to departure. Once transfers are booked they cannot be changed. 2. For London arrivals, you must stay at the suggested London hotel booked by CostSaver on the night of your 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 receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttlebus in many European gateway cities, except London, on the arrival and departure day of their holiday at the times specified on the individual itinerary pages. Any guests whose flight times do not coincide with the shuttle bus transfer timings may choose to book and purchase a transfer. Additionally, guests arriving before or leaving after the scheduled holiday may also book and buy a transfer through CostSaver providing they also purchase the additional pre- and post trip hotel night/s from CostSaver. In the Eastern Mediterranean region: CostSaver is pleased to offer complimentary airport transfers at any time either on the first and last day of the trip or on other days in conjunction with pre- and post trip accommodation booked through CostSaver. Flight information must be provided to CostSaver no later than 21 days prior to departure from Asia to book these transfers. Gateway Airport

Inbound

Outbound

Athens

Any time, any day

Any time, any day

Barcelona

09:30, 12:00 & 14:30 08:00

Berlin

N/A

Copenhagen

09:00, 12:00 & 15.30 N/A

Dublin

08:30, 11:00 & 13.00

Frankfurt (Main)

09:30, 12:00 & 14:30 08:00 & 10:00

Istanbul

Any time, any day

Any time, any day

Madrid

10:30, 13:00 & 15:30

08:30 & 11:00

Milan (Malpensa)

09:30, 13:00 & 15:30 07:30 & 10:30

Munich

10:00 & 13:00

09:30

Paris (Charles de Gaulle)

08:00, 11:00 & 14.00

08:00

08:00 & 10:00 07:00, 09:00 & 11:00

Rome (Fiumicino)

09:30, 12:30 & 15.30

07:00 & 09:30

Stockholm

N/A

07:30 & 11:00

Venice

N/A

08:00 & 09:30

Warsaw

10:30, 12:30 & 15:30

07:30 & 10:00

Zagreb

11:30 & 14:00

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.

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READY, STEADY...GO WITH MYTRAFALGAR

Every moment matters. To ensure that your trip runs smoothly and we deliver the very best, personalised experience, we require all our guests to register on our new travel portal, MyTrafalgar, before they depart for their holiday. This ensures that we have the information we need to make every moment of your journey special and hassle-free. • We’ll personalise your trip and accommodate dietary or rooming requirements • Make your holiday hassle-free, from hotel check-ins to passport and security checks • Register your emergency contact details, in the unlikely event they’re required • Simply log in and activate your registration on MyTrafalgar www.costsaver.trafalgar.com/mytrafalgar

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.

ONCE ACTIVATED, YOU’RE READY TO TRAVEL!

COSTSAVER’S PEACE OF MIND VISA CANCELLATION FEE WAIVER FOR HOLIDAYS* COSTING UP TO US$1,200 PER PERSON, WAIVER FEE IS US$99 PER PERSON FOR HOLIDAYS* COSTING OVER US$1,200 PER PERSON, WAIVER FEE IS US$129 PER PERSON CostSaver has devised a unique scheme to protect you against cancellation fees in the event that you should not be granted a visa. By purchasing CostSaver’s Visa Cancellation Fee Waiver, your deposit and payment to CostSaver will be refunded prior to your departure from your home country. The Visa Cancellation Fee Waiver covers the Land arrangements made by CostSaver only and excludes all cruise portions, holidays with internal flights, train travel, pre and/or post trip accommodation and optional extensions. The Visa Cancellation Fee Waiver must be booked at time of making your reservation but can be paid for at time of making final payment. The Visa Cancellation Fee Waiver is not refundable. Purchase of visa waiver insurance is limited to one group of 5 guests per departure, subject to availability at time of booking. N.B. This scheme does not apply to cancellations due to change of mind or for any other reasons. It is applicable only in the event that you provide documentary proof of having a visa application refused. If a guest fails to join the guided holiday on the day of the trip’s departure, cancellation fees will be charged at 100% as according to the standard terms in this brochure under ‘Cancellations And Cancellation Fees’. Bookings made within 14 days without the necessary visa approvals are not eligible for this Visa Cancellation Fee Waiver and will be subject to the standard cancellation terms and conditions. In addition to the above, CostSaver recommends comprehensive travel insurance is purchased. Speak to your Travel Agent. *Applicable only to the guided portion of your holiday.

• Before you go: You’ll receive all of your itinerary details and travel documents. You can then choose to meet your Travel Director and connect with your travel companions, explore your itinerary and receive pre-trip updates • While travelling: Always stay in the know, with updates from your Travel Director. Chat to your companions in real time and share your pictures with friends and loved ones • Back home: Reminisce about your journey, stay in touch and get inspired for future trips • MyTrafalgar: Your easy to use travel portal for the perfect CostSaver holiday To activate simply log in and activate your registration on MyTrafalgar. www.costsaver.trafalgar.com/mytrafalgar

AT YOUR SERVICE

Our London Reception Centre is your point of contact for all holidays that start in London. Drop in and take advantage of our services and facilities: • Local Hosts – our knowledgeable Hosts will help you with any holiday query • Booking service for London sightseeing and attractions – save time with priority entry to the city’s famous attractions (where applicable) • Free Internet access

HOSPITALITY SERVICE

Our Local Hosts also visit your hotel daily, if your accommodation has been booked through CostSaver. Check with Hotel Reception or ask the concierge for visiting hours. Your Host will provide departure information, help you book London sightseeing trips and tickets and assist you in any way they can. Summer opening hours (April 09³-³October 24, 2017)´Daily 5:00am³-³7:00pm Winter opening hours (October 25, 2017³-³April 08, 2018)´Daily 7:00am³-³7:00pm Contact details Address: 79 York Road, London SE1 7NJ Tel: +44 (0) 207 620 8900 General email: London.24x7@travcorpuk.com

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BOOKING CONDITIONS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION Large print version is available at: www.costsaver.trafalgar.com PAYMENT & CANCELLATION FEES SUMMARY INFORMATION LAND ONLY GUIDED HOLIDAYS Deposit required Final Payment No of Days 45 days and over 44-22 days 21-8 days 7-1 days Departure Day/No Show

US$200 45 days Penalty Deposit 25% 30% 50% 100%

YOUR GUIDED HOLIDAY BOOKING The Travel Corporation (2011) Pte 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. Enrollment in and payment for a guided holiday shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the guest of the terms and conditions in this brochure. These cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. 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 CostSaver confirmation. 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 US$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 double rooms 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. 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

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GUIDED HOLIDAYS WITH CELESTYAL CRUISES Deposit required Final Payment No of Days 45 days and over 44-22 days 21-8 days 7-1 days Departure Day/No Show

US$200 45 days Penalty Deposit 25% 50% 100% 100%

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 CostSaver 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 English-speaking 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 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 vouchers and holiday documentation. Please note that prepaid gratuities cover only the land portion of your holiday itinerary. We offer this option on the majority of our holiday itineraries. Please check the holiday price panels for the applicable holidays where this option is available. NOT INCLUDED IN GUIDED HOLIDAY PRICE 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 non-refundable 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. Deposit and final payment will be converted in the local currency where the booking is made. Conversion is based on prevailing exchange rate on payment date. Please check with your Travel Agent at the time of payment. Your Travel Agent shall hold all monies for each and every person named in the booking until the booking is confirmed. When confirmed your travel agent shall provide those monies promptly to us. We are not liable for insolvency or other financial failures of travel agent should the monies due to us not be received. 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. 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 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 “Things to know before you go” 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, immunizations, 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 US$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 with payment unless the change increases the price of the booking. Costs and charges may increase the 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 US$35 (or more) per person amendment fee will be charged. Name changes or corrections will be treated as a cancellation and fees may apply. 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. 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 along with CostSaver’s Cancellation Fee Waiver payment. • 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. • 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 will apply when notice of cancellation is given after the booking is confirmed. • If a guest fails to join the guided holiday on the day of departure, cancellation fees will be 100% (unless the guest notifies us of the delay and joins the guided holiday later at their own expense). • Cancellation fees apply to additional accommodation 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. • Additional hotel accommodation and/or chargeable transfers cancelled within 14 days of booked date will incur a 100% cancellation fee. For cancellation outside 14 days before the booked date the following fees will be charged: 46 days and over US$35 per person 45-22 days 25% of price for the accommodation and/or chargeable transfers 21-15 days 30% of price for the accommodation and/or chargeable transfers • Travel Agent fees and cancellation charges may also apply.

• Airline Flights/Tickets: After deposit has been received, any change prior to airline ticketing incurs a US$35 service fee per person or if after ticketing a US$75 service fee per person. This is in addition to any airfare rate increase and any additional change fees 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 the starting point of your holiday and from the 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 Airlines may impose penalties up to 100% of the air ticket value. Airline Availability Seats are limited in our contracted class of service and may not be available on every flight. 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 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 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 US 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 notorised 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 notorised 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” room. The Young Traveller must be the specified age at the start of travel to be eligible for the discount. Only one Young Traveller discount per room. 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 ‘Extra Nights’ section for a list of pre- and postguided 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 post-night 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. 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. If you are booking your CostSaver guided holiday through a travel agency, please ensure that your insurance covers insolvency of the travel agency you are booking through. Please note that your travel agent will ask for this confirmation and decision upon booking. 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 holiday are independent contractors; they are not agents, employees or servants of the Operator or its associated companies. All certificates and other travel documents for services issued by the Operator are subject to the terms and conditions specified by the carriers and suppliers and to the laws of the countries in which the services are supplied. Carriage by sea is subject to the Carrier’s Conditions of Carriage which are expressly incorporated into this contract, copies of which are available upon request. The 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 on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international convention which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all the benefits of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay to guests and luggage. Enrollment in and payment for a guided holiday shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the guest of the terms and conditions in this brochure. These cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. The Travel Corporation (2011) Pte Ltd Limited Role The Travel Corporation (2011) Pte 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 The Travel Corporation (2011) Pte Ltd, but not in respect of other things, are subject to the law of Singapore. 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 CostSaver 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 CostSaver 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 below 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 or email) 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 want a copy of the personal information we hold about you, write to us at: The Travel Corporation (2011) Pte Ltd, Customer Relations, 600 North Bridge Road, Parkview Square #06-06, Singapore 188778. 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. THE TRAVEL CORPORATION (2011) PTE LTD 600 North Bridge Road, Parkview Square #06-06, Singapore 188778 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: www.trafalgar.com This brochure supersedes any other prior brochure on the market. See back cover for brochure version and print date. Major Credit Cards Accepted

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