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ESSENTIALS BY US WE PLAN. YOU PACK

Get going with ease knowing that all your holiday essentials have been vetted and organised by our travel experts. Our 101 years of destination expertise ensures that you have the very best inclusions to create the ultimate adventure. Simply select your trip, pack your bags and we’ll take care of the rest. We make it easy, so you can make the most of it. Here’s everything you get included, on each and every trip.

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The perfect itinerary

Quality 4 & 3 star hotels

Take the hassle out of research and planning – each itinerary has been created by our travel experts.

Comfortable, clean accommodation every night, situated right where you want it.

Must-see sights covered

A foodie’s delight

Never miss a milestone with the most iconic local sights included in your holiday.

The perfect mix of having many meals included, and the freedom to roam, graze and indulge as you wish.

Destination experts on-hand

Luxurious transport

Your on-road team make each day unforgettable through regional knowledge, insider tips and local secrets.

Fold away your map and relax in air-conditioned comfort with a Driver who knows the way.


TAILORED BY YOU

YOU CHOOSE. WE MAKE IT HAPPEN Choose to enhance your trip with a curated selection of tried and tested Tailored by You Optional Experience add-ons, booked and paid for as you travel, all organised by us. Or, let your Travel Director’s extensive local knowledge guide you to something you’ve dreamed of. No two journeys are the same. Get inspired on what you could choose, in just three of the places we visit.

PARIS

CUSCO

Nathalie

Mark

9am City sightseeing tour (included)

SIEM REAP

9am City sightseeing tour (included)

Ruben

12pm Explore the Incan site of Moray & Maras (tailored add-on)

12pm Guided foodie tour (tailored add-on) 6pm Cabaret show (tailored add-on)

9am Tonle Sap Lake cruise (tailored add-on)

Night Enjoy a Peruvian feast (included)

12pm Explore the Old Town Terri

markets (your way)

Romy

9am City sightseeing tour (included)

6pm Apsara dance show & dinner (tailored add-on)

9am Shop for treasures at San Pedro Market (your way)

12pm Visit Napoleon’s tomb (tailored add-on) 6pm Sip wine in the Marais (your way) Choose: Jewels of France Including Normandy Pages 60-61

Suzie 9am Guided art tour (tailored add-on) 12pm Explore Angkor National Museum (your way)

12pm Learn the art of Peruvian chocolate making (tailored add-on) 9pm Enjoy a Peruvian feast (included) Choose: Peru Explorer Pages 146-147

6pm Night out on Pub Street (your way) Choose: Vietnam and Cambodia Adventure Pages 106-107

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THE LEADERS Since 1920, our parent company The Travel Corporation (TTC) have made travellers’ dreams come true with care, quality and style. There’s never been a more important time to travel with an expert who can support your wellbeing every step of the way. As we continue to adapt to an ever changing world, the wellbeing of our guests and team continues to be our primary goal.

YOUR WELLBEING. OUR PRIORITY Travel With Confidence We proudly wear the World Tourism and Travel Council Safe Travels Stamp, which supports our 3-step health and hygiene protocols. For our latest policies and need-to-knows visit costsavertour.com/ travel-wellbeing

101 YEARS OF EXPERTISE 100% family owned and operated. Driven by Service since day one From humble roots starting with a single hotel in a small South African fishing village, TTC celebrates a century of service excellence. Four generations on and still owned and operated by the Tollman Family, the mantra to always be ‘Driven by Service’ through every single interaction remains at the core of each of TTC’s 42 award winning brands (see 12 below) including Costsaver.

It’s this commitment to service excellence, backed by industry expertise and connections, that allows us to offer unparalleled tours at unbeatable value. As the future unfolds, we look forward to many more opportunities to open doors to the world, that put your mind at ease, fuelled by inspiration, insight and continuous innovation.

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IN TRAVEL STEP 1

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Your Always On Support Team

Distancing & Hygiene Monitoring

24/7 Incident Response System

• Your Team are trained in enhanced hygiene and distancing standards, to monitor compliance and wellbeing protocols.

• All our Team and guests must complete a pre-travel Wellbeing Declaration.

• Our Teams are always up to date, continually adjusting to the changing regulations from health authorities and local governments.

• Your Driver is trained to maintain coach and luggage hygiene with daily sanitisation. • Our Global Support Team is on-call to provide assistance anytime day or night.

• All coach surfaces are disinfected numerous times a day, with air filters cleaned daily and replaced regularly. • We have a number of empty seats for distancing, on-board hygiene supplies available and your team do regular supplier checks to ensure regulations are met.

• In the event of an incident, protocols are in place to support you. We advocate for your wellbeing, liaising with local authorities to follow regional directives.

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Just by travelling with us, you’re choosing to make a difference. TTC’s not-for-profit foundation TreadRight is focused around three pillars:

TTC’s founder Solomon Tollman recognised the importance of giving back, supporting locals and enriching communities; a mission that proudly continues through TTC today.

1. Make a positive impact on people and communities

Running deep through each of TTC’s brands, TreadRight works to ensure that future generations of travellers will be able to enjoy travel as much as generations before, and recognises that we all have a responsibility to make a positive impact.

2. Protect our precious wildlife and marine life 3. Care for the planet

In 2008, TTC formalised this mission through the creation of TreadRight, focused around three key pillars: People, Places & Wildlife, and the Planet.

Taking this even further, in 2019 as a family, we pledged to Make Travel Matter in all that we do. We’d love you to read our pledge, and join our mission. Visit treadright.org.

Costsaver, as part of The Travel Corporation, is proud to be using 100% recycled LEIPA paper for the body stock of our brochures. (or “travel catalogues” for the US market) 95% Recycled Post-Consumer waste paper is recognized as the most eco-friendly solution of publishing a printed catalogue. LEIPA papers are certified according to the leading environmental standards. By using 100 % recycled paper, TTC actively contributes to the conservation of resources and the environment.

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CHOOSE UNBEA EXPLORE THE WORLD FOR LESS. CHOOSE TO SAVE UP TO 39%* WHEN YOU CHOOSE COSTSAVER Compare a 15 day trip with travelling on your own.

HOTELS AND MEALS R23100 + tips

MUST-SEE SIGHTSEEING R15010 + tips

All Included

Waiting in line for hours, paying extra for guides to unlock each destination.

No waiting in line at must-see sights plus Local Specialist guides in many cities.

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Hours researching prices, locations and booking.

Hotels that meet our standards, many meals and dining ideas to suit your taste and budget.

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ON-TRIP SUPPORT Invaluable

LUXURY TRANSPORT R30200 + tips

All Included

Car hire, insurance, fuel and navigating foreign roads, tolls, and traffic.

No driving, no fuel, no tolls, no parking! Just clean, luxury aircon coaches with WiFi and a bathroom.

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All Included

The pain of spending time researching, booking, mapping directions and waiting in lines for tickets.

Taking care of all the details, our experts make each day incredible.

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TOTAL PER PERSON R68310 + tips

Don’t waste time searching, planning or comparing. Costsaver is just what you want, with everything you need.

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Round up your crew and enjoy group benefits on bookings of 9+, or upgrade to a private departure for 12 or more guests.

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Travel with us and automatically become part of our Get Going Club to unlock exclusive savings and offers.

Those travelling alone who prefer a room of their own can choose the privacy of a single room for a small supplement.

On many Europe and North America trips you can choose to be paired with a fellow same sex traveller without a single supplement.

Travelling the world with two friends or family? Save by booking a triple room (tripleshare not available on some Africa trips).

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If for any reason you change your mind, you can choose new dates and/or a new destination without penalty (on the land portion of your trip).

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4.6/5

GLIMPSE OF EUROPE From only R3043 per day*

7 DAYS •  6 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  4 COUNTRIES • 8 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS Enjoy the mesmerising landscapes and rich heritage and flavours of Europe. Travel through the lush green Dutch countryside to the beautiful Rhine Valley, shores of Lake Lucerne and Paris, the 'City of Lights'. This brief encounter with the highlights of Europe will give you just a taste of the diversity that makes this continent a favourite holiday destination.

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SWITZERLAND Day 1, Arrive Amsterdam Start your unforgettable Europe adventure in Amsterdam. If you can tear your eyes from its scenic canals, you'll be staring at the city's teetering gabled homes that proclaim their birthyear with pride on their colourful façades. There's no better way to immerse yourself fully in Amsterdam's gezelligheid than taking an optional canal cruise in a glass-topped boat this evening. Hotel: Ibis Schiphol

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Day 2, Amsterdam – Cologne – Rhine Cruise – Rhineland From Amsterdam's leafy canals to the towering spires of Cologne, your morning will be jam-packed with sights you'll want to capture on camera as you head east into the lush landscapes of Germany. View the

imposing Gothic Cologne Cathedral then head to Boppard where you'll board your river cruise down the Rhine. Arrive later at your hotel in the Rhineland where you'll join your travel companions for dinner. B, D Hotel: Achat Premium Neustadt Weinstraße Day 3, Rhineland – Black Forest – Rhine Falls – Lucerne Region Straight out of a Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Germany's Black Forest is the perfect backdrop for this morning's scenic drive. You'll see why its enchanting landscapes have inspired myths and fables throughout the centuries before crossing into Switzerland. A quick stop in Schaffhausen means there's time to capture the cascading waters of the Rhine Falls, Europe's biggest waterfall, before


DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM you arrive in the scenic region of Lake Lucerne. This evening, consider an Optional Experience to a Swiss folklore show which will highlight many Swiss traditions including yodelling and alpine horn playing. B Hotel: SwissEver Zug

Day 4, Lucerne orientation and free time Join your Travel Director for an orientation through the Old Town and to the ancient Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument. You'll then have the full day to discover why Lucerne earned its place on the 'Grand Tour' of Europe. You could choose to ascend to the alpine heavens, joining an optional scenic cruise and Mount Pilatus visit. B, D Day 5, Lucerne Region – Paris

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 3 TRADITIONAL FOLKLORE SHOW WITH DINNER Enjoy a traditional Swiss dinner to the accompaniment of yodelling and Alpine horn blowing during a lively folklore show. DAY 4 MOUNT PILATUS ASCENT Ascend Mount Pilatus by cable car for spectacular views of Lake Lucerne. DAY 5 SEINE CRUISE AND PARIS ILLUMINATIONS Enjoy the 'City of Lights' on a leisurely cruise along the River Seine, followed by a drive through Paris to enjoy some of her best sights. DAY 6 DO PARIS YOUR WAY You can choose to discover the Bohemian spirit of quaint Montmartre or sample French flavours with the locals on a foodie walking tour.

Enjoy a brief second encounter with the Rhine River when you head north, passing Basel en route to France. Admire the scenic views of the Burgundy wine region that follow your journey north to the French capital. Get a head start on your sightseeing and delve into Paris's grand past, dynamic present and exciting future on your own this evening. Why not join an Optional Experience, including a scenic river cruise and an illuminations drive, stopping at all the best photo spots? B Hotel: Novotel Pont de Sèvres

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Day 6, Paris sightseeing and free time Your Travel Director will deliver an introduction during your sightseeing tour which includes views of the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and Champs Élysées. There's time to see the sights on your own this afternoon. You could choose to hit the shops or tread in the footsteps of Picasso and Dalí in Montmartre, exploring its maze of streets and Artists' Square. Tonight, the frills and flounces of the Can-Can girls at a cabaret promise an entertaining evening should you wish to join this Optional Experience. B Day 7, Depart Paris After breakfast, say farewell to your fellow travellers at the end of your holiday. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/ freetransfers. B

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Trip code: EGOE 13


Europe and Britain

Guest Review

4.5/5

LONDON TO ROME HIGHLIGHTS From only R3025 per day*

8 DAYS •  7 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  5 COUNTRIES • 9 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS Short on time, but big on appetite to see all the highlights from London to Rome? This 8-day journey including Italy's iconic Venice, Florence and Rome is the perfect fit for you. You'll see the Eiffel Tower in Paris, admire the tranquility of Lake Lucerne, the snow-capped Swiss Alps, Burgundy vineyards and soul-stirring Tuscany until the Eternal City caps your epic encounter with Europe.

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Your journey to the continent begins today. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers, travelling south through the pretty Kent countryside to Dover. Board your ferry to Calais and leave the chalky White Cliffs behind. Arriving in Paris, you'll have time to explore the 'City of Lights' on your own. The French capital glows bright both day and night, but consider an Optional Experience on the Seine this evening to make your introduction even more special. Hotel: Novotel 14 Porte d'Orléans Day 2, Paris sightseeing and free time

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Arc de Triomphe and the 'Iron Lady' herself, the Eiffel Tower. Relish the afternoon to do as you please. That could mean channelling your inner Parisian and sitting in a leafy park with a baguette and some cheese and wine, or consider a visit to the Louvre where you can view the wry smile of the Mona Lisa. Tonight, colourful Can-Can girls will entice you with their remarkable outfits should you choose to join an Optional Experience cabaret show. B Day 3, Paris – Lucerne Region Head through vineyards and valleys as you journey to Lucerne where a brief orientation will see you view the 14th-century Chapel Bridge spanning the Reuss River. Visit the poignant Lion Monument, hewn


DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM from rock to honour the brave Swiss Guards who died defending King Louis XVI during the French Revolution. There's plenty of time later to shop for all your Swiss souvenirs. B, D Hotel: Ibis Kriens Day 4, Lucerne Region – Venice

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 1 SEINE CRUISE AND PARIS ILLUMINATIONS Enjoy the 'City of Lights' on a leisurely cruise along the River Seine, followed by a drive through Paris to enjoy some of her best sights. DAY 2 KICK YOUR FEET UP AT THE CABARET Have some fun amidst the feathers and frills of a Parisian Cabaret – an unforgettable dinner and Can-Can performance at a celebrated cabaret venue. DAY 4 MOUNT STANSERHORN Climb to the top of Mt. Stanserhorn boarding an old-timer railway and the world's only Cabrio cable car to enjoy glorious views of the central Alpine chain. DAY 4 GONDOLAS AND THE GRAND CANAL Cruise along the Grand Canal by private water taxi before arriving at St. Mark's Square and embarking on a gondola journey while musicians and singers entertain. DAY 7 INSIDE THE VATICAN AND COLOSSEUM Skip the queues at the Vatican Museums to view Michelangelo's ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Later, hear fascinating tales of gladiatorial combat in the Colosseum.

With your head in the clouds, you'll journey via the scenic St. Gotthard Pass into Italy. On your journey south, the soul-stirring landscapes of the Italian lakes stretch ahead as you venture to Venice, the 'Queen of the Adriatic'. The Winged Lion of St. Mark stands guard over the city. There's no better way to see the sights than gliding gracefully through its canals on a gondola – an Optional Experience that captures the essence of Venice like none other. B Hotel: Il Burchiello Day 5, Venice orientation – Florence Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square and view the city's iconic sights, including St. Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco. Stand in the centre of the square and capture the historic panorama which Napoleon once called 'the drawing room of Europe'. You'll see master craftsmen engaged in the centuries-old glassblowing craft. Consider an opportunity to visit the colourful fisherman's island of Burano for an optional meal with drinks before heading to Florence. B, D Hotel: Starhotels Vespucci Day 6, Florence – Rome No expense was spared to exalt the glory of Florence through art and architecture and you'll see first-hand how this city paved its way to a modern age. Explore the treasures left behind by the Medici dynasty and famous artists like da Vinci and Michelangelo during an orientation tour which includes a visit to Santa Croce Square, where some of the most famous sons of the Renaissance are buried. Enjoy time to shop for souvenirs or the city's famous gold and leathercraft before departing for Rome, the 'Eternal City'. B Hotel: Ergife Palace Day 7, Rome sightseeing and free time Make the most of your time in Rome as your Local Specialist takes you on a guided visit of St. Peter's Basilica and the ancient sites of Rome. Consider joining an Optional Experience inside the Vatican Museums and Colosseum. B

Day 8, Depart Rome Get your final fix of Rome before you prepare for your return journey. Say arrivederci to your newfound friends and take a transfer to Fiumicino Airport as the curtain closes on an epic journey from London to Rome. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers. B

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Guest Review

4.8/5

EUROPEAN DELIGHT From only R3019 per day*

11 DAYS •  10 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  4 COUNTRIES • 14 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS The unbeatable sights of Italy's great cities including Rome, Florence and Venice; the beautiful lakeside landscapes of Lucerne; the incomparable Paris skyline with its iconic monuments and museums. Put them all together and you have the recipe for an exhilarating 11-day European trip filled with culture, history and soul-stirring scenery, from Tuscany to the vineyards of Burgundy. Rome Visit St. Peter's Basilica, view the Colosseum and see the ancient sites during the sightseeing with your Local Specialist Siena Visit the medieval city and view the Piazza del Campo 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 and visit a traditional glassblowing workshop Lake Como Soak up the stunning scenery and glamour of one of Italy's most beautiful lakes Lucerne Orientation includes the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge Paris Sightseeing includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower

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The 'Eternal City' has captivated travellers for centuries and you'll not be disappointed as it prepares you for an exhilarating journey across Italy. Check in to your hotel, then get ready for your very own introduction to Rome. Later this evening, you'll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers then maybe join an optional dinner. Hotel: Ergife Palace

Tuscany may claim to be the heart of Italy, but it is the stunning medieval city of Siena which will capture yours. Your orientation tour will reveal the city's rich heritage, architecture and cuisine, and explain why Siena is renowned for its signature panforte fruit cake, which you should try to sample at a pasticceria. Continue through stunning Tuscan landscapes to our hotel in Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. B, D Hotel: Starhotels Vespucci

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Get to grips with the city's main attractions, joining a Local Specialist at the Vatican City. Visit St. Peter's Basilica and view Michelangelo's sorrowful Pietà. Cross the Tiber next, to view the mighty Colosseum and the countless other ancient sites. Choose an Optional Experience to discover more of Rome with a Local Specialist. B

Day 4, Florence orientation and free time Head to Piazzale Michelangelo to capture the city's signature skyline then maybe visit Piazza della Signoria, the city's main square where many of the political and artistic treasures of the city can be seen. Shop for gold and leathercraft and perhaps choose


DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM an Optional Experience to Pisa where you'll see the Leaning Tower and enjoy a local meal at a Tuscan farmhouse. B Day 5, Florence – Bologna – Venice Cross the Apennine Mountains to the city of Bologna where you will join a Local Specialist to view the city's Kissing Towers. Arrive in the island city of Venice later, just in time for an optional Gondola and Grand Canal cruise. Enjoy dinner at your hotel. B, D Hotel: Palladio

Day 6, Venice orientation and free time Watch talented master craftsmen at work, then take to the waters of the canal and cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square, the gateway to the city. The Winged Lion of Venice remains an enduring symbol of the city and one you'll see repeatedly as you explore the city. Admire the ornate Doge's Palace, the Basilica of St. Mark and the Bridge of Sighs. Later, consider taking a cruise across the lagoon to Burano Island. B

DAY 4 VISIT TO PISA WITH TUSCAN DINNER AND MUSIC Visit Pisa where you will see the Leaning Tower and marvel at monuments, followed by dinner and music at a Tuscan farmhouse. DAY 5 GONDOLAS AND THE GRAND CANAL Hop aboard a scenic cruise by private water taxi along Venice's Grand Canal, followed by a gondola ride along Venice's famous waterways. DAY 10 DO PARIS YOUR WAY You can tread in the footsteps of great artists as you explore Montmartre or savour French flavours on a foodie walking tour.

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Your first stop today is on the idyllic shores of Lake Como. Soak up the jet-setting lifestyle of the rich and famous who love to holiday here surrounded by the unbelievable beauty of the area, before crossing the Italian and Swiss Lake Districts bound for Lucerne on your very own 'Grand Tour' of Europe. B, D Hotel: City Brunnen

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Take a step back in time when you join your Travel Director for an orientation tour, exploring the Old Town, the ancient wooden Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument. The mournful, mortally wounded lion hewn from rock commemorates the sacrifice made by the Swiss Guards who died defending Louis XVI during the French Revolution. You could choose to ascend to the alpine heavens or join an Optional Experience for a lively folklore show including a traditional lunch. B, D

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You'll discover that Paris is one capital that doesn't hold back and doesn't expect you to either. Board a leisurely optional cruise on the Seine and enjoy the Parisian skyline at night. B Hotel: Novotel 14 Porte d’Orléans

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Day 10, Paris sightseeing and free time All the main icons feature on your morning sightseeing tour of Paris with your Travel Director. From the Eiffel Tower and grand Champs Élysées to the iconic Arc de Triomphe, you won't miss a thing. B Day 11, Depart Paris As your European Delight draws to a close, bid au revoir to your travel companions and Travel Director. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers. B Please Note: Your coach returns to London from Paris on Day 11. You are welcome to use this complimentary transfer.

Trip code: ESPM 17


Europe and Britain

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4.6/5

EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE From only R2775 per day*

12 DAYS •  11 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  7 COUNTRIES • 15 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS Get out of that armchair and experience the beauty of Europe with her centuries-old history, vibrant cities and splendid landscapes. You'll tick so many bucket-list boxes on this 12-day tour which takes you from Amsterdam to Innsbruck and the canals of Venice and St. Mark's Square, Rome, the Swiss Alps, and Paris.

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2 Amsterdam See the city centre Cologne View the Gothic cathedral Rhine Valley Cruise the Rhine Munich See the Glockenspiel in the Marienplatz and the Hofbräuhaus Innsbruck View the famous Golden Roof and see the ski jump Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop Rome Visit St. Peter's Basilica, view the Colosseum and see the ancient sites during the sightseeing with your Local Specialist Florence Enjoy panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo and see Piazza Santa Croce Swiss Alps Picture-book scenery Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument and Old Town Paris Sightseeing includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower

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Your Europe experience of a lifetime begins in the freethinking capital of the Netherlands. Immerse yourself in Amsterdam's gezelligheid and consider an Optional Experience in a glass-topped boat winding through the city's historic canal ring. Hotel: Corendon Village

Your first stop today is Munich where you can admire the Glockenspiel in the Marienplatz and the Hofbräuhaus. You'll visit the capital of Austria's Tyrol region, Innsbruck, where you can ‘ooh and aah' at the impressive ski jump and view the famed Golden Roof. Admire the fascinating crystal installations and browse for precious gifts and souvenirs at the Swarovski Crystal Worlds Store. This evening, consider an Optional Experience at a traditional Tyrolean evening. B, D Hotel: Bon Alpina

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Your first stop today is Cologne where you'll view the Cologne Cathedral. It is the largest Gothic church in Northern Europe and one of the country's most-visited landmarks. Later, board a lazy river cruise down the Rhine past terraced vineyards and fairy-tale castles. B, D Hotel: Achat Premium Walldorf Reilingen

Day 4, Innsbruck – Venice Journey through alpine landscapes, crossing the Brenner Pass into Italy. Highlights include a cruise on a private launch to St. Mark's Square and views of the magnificent


DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace. See the talents of glassblowers in Venice and consider taking an optional Grand Canal cruise. B Hotel: Palladio Day 5, Venice – Rome In Rome you'll find reminders of an ancient world, a holy empire and the Renaissance. Explore on your own or choose an optional guided tour of the city's piazzas and fountains. Linger in your favourite square, or perhaps enjoy a scoop or three of the local gelato and soak up the effervescent energy of a city that knows how to enjoy life. B Hotel: Raganelli Day 6, Rome sightseeing and free time Step back in time with your Local Specialist and discover the fascinating history behind Rome's bustling centre. Head to the Vatican City to visit St. Peter's Basilica and see Michelangelo's ‘Pieta' before crossing the Tiber to view the Colosseum and the ancient sites of Rome. Don't miss the opportunity for an Optional Experience to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. This evening, why not enjoy an optional local dinner with a beautiful drive? B

Day 7, Rome – Florence Journey through Tuscany to Florence where there's time to admire the skyline from Piazzale Michelangelo and explore Piazza della Signoria. You could choose instead to join an Optional Experience revealing the Renaissance heritage of a city which attracted artists, physicists, astronomers and philosophers like Michelangelo, Machiavelli and Galileo. B, D Hotel: Miro Day 8, Florence – Lucerne Region Drink in the beauty of the St. Gotthard Pass and the Swiss Alps as you travel to Lake Lucerne. You'll want to put the 'heart' of Switzerland in your pocket and take its history, culture and epic landscapes with you. B Hotel: Krone Sarnen/Ibis Kriens Day 9, Lucerne orientation and free time Turn the page to a land of fairy-tale landscapes and medieval history. You have a full day to see the sights and explore Lucerne, starting with a morning orientation including the Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument, hewn from rock to commemorate the brave Swiss Guards who died defending Louis XVI during the French Revolution. B, D Day 10, Lucerne Region – Paris Journey through the idyllic French countryside before arriving in Paris. The 'City of Lights' shines brightly this evening and it will sparkle even more should you choose to join an Optional Experience to cruise down the Seine. B Hotel: Hampton by Hilton Clichy

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a couple of our favourites. DAY 1 AMSTERDAM DISCOVERY AND CANAL CRUISE Experience the thrill of a cruise around the city's historic canal ring followed by a walking tour with a Local Specialist. DAY 5 PIAZZAS AND FOUNTAINS OF ROME With a Local Specialist to guide you, take a stroll through Rome's labyrinthine streets.

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Day 11, Paris sightseeing and free time Hit Paris's grand boulevards on a city sightseeing tour with your Travel Director when you’ll see the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and Champs Élysées. Enjoy some time on your own before considering a real highlight this evening – an optional dinner and cabaret performance. B

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Trip code: EEXP 19


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4.5/5

EUROPEAN ADVENTURES From only R2639 per day*

13 DAYS •  12 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  9 COUNTRIES • 16 MEALS

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ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS Roll up your sleeves for an adventurefilled encounter with Europe. This 13-day journey will see you expand your mind in free-thinking Amsterdam, crane your neck to see the towering spires of Prague and kick back on the canals of Venice. A particular highlight is your romantic cruise down the Rhine where fairy tales come to life and medieval castles reveal a time of feuding lords surveying their kingdoms. Make each day your own as you wind through Europe with new friends. 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 Regensburg Visit the well-preserved medieval town Munich View the Glockenspiel and Marienplatz Innsbruck View the Golden Roof and Hofburg Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square and visit a traditional glassblowing workshop St. Gotthard Drive this scenic alpine route 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

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Day 1, London – Amsterdam Amsterdam's delights beckon. Consider seeing it all from its picturesque waterways when you board an optional private canal cruise in a glass-topped boat. Hotel: Corendon Village

in the beautiful Rhine Valley, via Cologne. Included is a Rhine River cruise where your only focus will be to capture on camera the medieval towns, breathtaking scenery and fairy-tale castles that line your route. B, D Hotel: Leonardo Frankfurt City South

Day 2, Amsterdam orientation and free time

Day 4, Rhineland – Nuremberg – Prague

It won't take long to fall in love with the Dutch capital. Your orientation tour will take you through the city's historic centre, then perhaps join an Optional Experience to Volendam where the Dutch traditions of cheese and clog making take centre stage. Later, consider an optional dinner featuring Dutch specialties in a historic home. B

Frozen in time, the German city of Nuremberg is your first stop, followed by Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic. Equal to Paris in the beauty stakes, but with a Bohemian flavour that pours out of every historic nook and cranny, Prague will leave you spellbound. This 'City of a Hundred Spires' was saved from bombing during World War II while the rest of Europe's capitals smouldered. B Hotel: International

Day 3, Amsterdam – Cologne – Rhineland From picture-perfect skylines to irresistible natural landscapes – your day begins in Amsterdam and ends

Day 5, Prague sightseeing and free time Prague had a thousand years to evolve into the


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Day 6, Prague – Regensburg – Munich

Day 13, Depart Paris

Return to Germany this morning, stopping in Regensburg before heading to Munich, the Bavarian capital. Your orientation tour will reveal the elegant Marienplatz, featuring the Old and New Town Halls and the Glockenspiel. Let the battle of the brews begin at an Optional Experience to a local Bierkeller as you enjoy the rousing atmosphere with a crisp stein in hand. B Hotel: Holiday Inn South

After breakfast say farewell to your fellow travellers at the end of your holiday. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers. B

Day 7, Munich – Innsbruck – Venice A whistle-stop tour in Innsbruck this morning will showcase Emperor Maximilian's Golden Roof and the Hofburg. Then drive to Venice; you'll arrive just in time to join an Optional Experience private water taxi and gondola ride along the labyrinthine waterways of this island city. B, D Hotel: Il Burchiello Day 8, Venice orientation and free time

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 2 DUTCH FARMS, VOLENDAM AND WINDMILL Visit Volendam and learn how Dutch cheese and wooden clogs are made, followed by a visit to a working windmill hosted by the miller himself. DAY 4 PRAGUE BY NIGHT WITH DINNER CRUISE Prague's medieval architecture is best viewed on an evening river cruise under the stars, guided by thousands of twinkling city lights. DAY 7 MAGICAL VENICE Cruise along the Grand Canal by private water taxi before arriving at St. Mark's Square and embarking on a gondola journey while musicians and singers entertain.

Visit a glassblowing workshop, then cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square to view the Doge's Palace, which the Venice ruling elite once called home. Later, an Optional Experience could take you to Burano Island, the most picturesque island in the lagoon. B Day 9, Venice – Lucerne Region You won't be able to tear your eyes from the soulstirring alpine scenery along the St. Gotthard route. Resist the urge to yodel as you pass lush pastures and Swiss chalets making your way to Lake Lucerne in the heart of Switzerland. This is the land of cow bells, cheese, chocolate and cable cars. Continue to your hotel where tonight you'll enjoy dinner. B, D Hotel: Jugendstil Paxmontana

Please Note: Your coach returns to London from Paris on day 13. You are welcome to use this complimentary transfer.

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Bastille Day is a national holiday in France. Celebrations will be taking place throughout the country on 14 July.

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Day 10, Lucerne orientation and free time Your orientation of Lucerne includes the medieval Chapel Bridge and poignant Lion Monument, followed by a selection of Optional Experiences that could find you high atop a Swiss mountain. B, D

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Day 11, Lucerne Region – Paris Travel through Basel and into France where the beauty of Burgundy is surpassed only by its excellent vintages. Arrive in Paris later for an Optional Experience cruise on the Seine. B Hotel: Novotel 14 Porte d'Orléans Day 12, Paris sightseeing and free time Today is your opportunity to dive right into the Parisian way of life, beginning with a sightseeing tour conducted by your Travel Director that will take you past some of its iconic sights, including the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. B

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Europe and Britain

Guest Review

4.6/5

EUROPEAN ACCENT From only R2786 per day*

14 DAYS •  13 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  7 COUNTRIES • 17 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS You won't be able to keep your eyes off the epic landscapes of the Rhine, Tuscany and the French Riviera as you journey from Amsterdam to all the main highlights of Europe. Explore Venice and Paris, encounter centuries of papal history in Rome and Avignon, and cruise down Europe's mightiest river. You won't miss a thing on this 14-day jaunt across Europe with new friends. Amsterdam See the historic city centre Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument and views of the Chapel Bridge Swiss Alps Scenic St. Gotthard highway Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square and visit a traditional glassblowing workshop Rome Visit St. Peter's Basilica, view the Colosseum and see the ancient sites with your Local Specialist Florence See Piazza Santa Croce and enjoy panoramic city views from Piazzale Michelangelo Pisa View the Leaning Tower Monaco Visit the Principality Avignon Views of the Popes' Palace and the Pont Saint-Bénezet Beaune Explore the heart of the Burgundy winemaking region Paris Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour including views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower

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Day 1, Arrive Amsterdam Arriving in the historic, yet edgy capital of the Netherlands, you'll enjoy an orientation before considering an optional canal cruise in a glass-topped boat. This is the perfect opportunity to see all the sights of the city from the water, not least the distinct gabled homes that overlook the city's centuries-old canals. Hotel: Ibis Schiphol Day 2, Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Rhineland

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AMSTERDAM

You'd be forgiven for wanting to jump ship and stay forever as you cruise down the Rhine River, passing medieval villages on its shores, steep vineyards and storybook castles. B, D Hotel: Achat Plaza Karlsruhe Day 3, Rhineland – Lucerne Region Your very own 'Grand Tour' of Europe brings you to Lucerne where you'll embark on an orientation tour through the Old Town, Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument. You'll have some time to explore

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the city your way or perhaps ascend to the heavens on an Optional Experience to the Alps. B, D Hotel: SwissEver Zug Day 4, Lucerne Region – Venice Touch the sky when you follow the St. Gotthard highway south to Italy. Continue past Italy's enchanting Lake District and the Veneto Plains to Venice. You'll have some time to explore on your own or see Venice from its canals, joining an Optional Experience cruise by private water taxi. B, D Hotel: Il Burchiello Day 5, Venice orientation and free time Watch talented master craftsmen at work, then cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square and view the Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark. Spend your time getting lost in the calle of Venice or consider taking an optional cruise across the lagoon to colourful Burano Island. B


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Day 7, Rome sightseeing and free time

Day 14, Depart Paris

The 'Eternal City' beckons as you cross the Apennines through Tuscany to Rome. Consider joining an optional sightseeing tour of Rome's piazzas and fountains. B Hotel: Raganelli

Meet your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour that begins in Vatican City and continues to Ancient Rome. Consider an Optional Experience that will reveal the artistry and heritage of the famous Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. B

This morning, after breakfast, say farewell to your fellow travellers. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers. B

Day 8, Rome – Florence Now's your chance to experience Florence's artistic legacy in all its glory. Head to Piazzale Michelangelo and see Florence's signature skyline. This evening, consider joining an Optional Experience dinner in the Tuscan hills. B Hotel: Wall Art

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 3 LUCERNE MOUNT STANSERHORN AND LAKE CRUISE Touch the sky on an alpine adventure that will see you cruise across Lake Lucerne to one of Switzerland's oldest mountain railways, ascending by railway and cable car to admire the epic views. DAY 4 GONDOLAS AND THE GRAND CANAL Board a scenic cruise by private water taxi along Venice's Grand Canal, followed by a gondola cruise along Venice's narrow waterways. DAY 8 DINNER IN THE TUSCAN HILLS Fall in love with Tuscany during a traditional dinner, paired with local wines and live music at a favourite restaurant in the Tuscan hills. DAY 13 DO PARIS YOUR WAY You can enjoy local life in Montmartre or enjoy epic views from Montparnasse Tower and a visit to the Latin Quarter.

Please Note: Your coach returns to London from Paris on Day 14. You are welcome to use this complimentary transfer.

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Don't resist peer pressure and snap a few strategic photos featuring you and the extraordinary Leaning Tower of Pisa. Head south to the stylish shores of Monaco and the French Riviera. B, D Hotel: Campanile Nice Aéroport

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Day 10, French Riviera free time You have a full free day to do as you wish on the French Riviera. You may choose to join your fellow travellers for an optional exploration of Saint-Paul-deVence. B Day 11, French Riviera – Avignon – Beaune Stop in the heart of Provence and the city of Avignon which features one of the world's most incredible religious architectural legacies. Later today, you'll arrive in medieval Beaune where the official joie de vivre is the local wine – making and drinking it! B Hotel: Ibis La Ferme Aux Vins Day 12, Beaune – Versailles – Paris Travel north through scenic countryside. Stop in Versailles and consider an optional visit to the magnificent Palace of Versailles before arriving in Paris. B Hotel: Hampton By Hilton Clichy Day 13, Paris sightseeing and free time During a sightseeing tour with your Travel Director, you will see the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées and Eiffel Tower. Then spend the rest of the day discovering the city on your terms. Don't resist the urge to join an Optional Experience to a wonderful dinner and cabaret performance. B

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Europe and Britain

Guest Review

4.5/5

EUROPEAN IMPRESSIONS From only R2760 per day*

15 DAYS •  14 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  7 COUNTRIES • 18 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS The birthplaces of arts, culture and history take centre stage on this 15-day discovery of Europe's Renaissance masterpieces. Create your very own work of art as you delve into the diversity of Europe. From the spires of Cologne and Vienna's Baroque Opera House, to St. Peter's Basilica and the magnificent Doge's Palace in Venice, you'll tick off all the iconic landmarks that have drawn visitors from across the globe for centuries. 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 and visit a traditional glassblowing workshop Rome Visit St. Peter's Basilica, view the Colosseum and see the ancient sites during the sightseeing with your Local Specialist Florence See Piazza Santa Croce and enjoy panoramic city views from Piazzale Michelangelo 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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Day 1, Arrive Amsterdam

Day 3, Rhineland – Innsbruck

The perfect introduction to Europe is none other than Amsterdam, the historic, yet edgy Dutch capital. Maybe, take to the waterways and join an Optional Experience canal cruise. Hotel: Ibis Schiphol

The alpine scenery defies imagination and you'll arrive in Innsbruck in time to explore the city on your own. Wander through the Old Town and see the Hofburg Palace, St. Jakob's Cathedral and the Golden Roof, covered with over 2,657 fire-gilded tiles. Admire the fascinating crystal installations and browse for precious gifts and souvenirs at the Swarovski Crystal Worlds Store. B, D Hotel: Alphotel

Day 2, Amsterdam – Cologne – Rhine Cruise – Rhineland You'll see the towering spires of Cologne Cathedral above the rest of the city skyline when you journey east into Germany. Head to Boppard next where you'll board your river cruise down the Rhine. Watch the soul-stirring scenery of the Rhine Valley unfold – quaint villages, terraced vineyards and medieval castles line your route. B, D Hotel: Achat Premium Neustadt Weinstraße

Day 4, Innsbruck – Salzburg – Vienna Take a stroll through Salzburg's Mirabell Gardens and see sights that featured in the life of Mozart then head to Vienna, where famous composers rose to musical fame. Don't resist the urge to join an optional


DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM Viennese concert of classical music and feel as inspired as the great masters of music once were to share their genius. B Hotel: Senator Day 5, Vienna sightseeing and free time Join a guided Optional Experience to Schönbrunn Palace, then your Local Specialist will reveal all the sights of this imperial city. View the Parliament, the Vienna Opera House, the Hofburg and City Hall. B Day 6, Vienna – Venice From one elegant city to another, you'll continue through the Austrian Lake District and into Italy. Your final destination today is Venice. You'll arrive just in time for an optional Gondola and Grand Canal cruise. B, D Hotel: Best Western Plus Quid Day 7, Venice orientation and free time Witness the talents of the master craftsmen during a visit to their glassblowing workshop. Board your private launch next, cruising to St. Mark's Square, the gateway to the city. Admire the ornate Doge's Palace, the Basilica of St. Mark and the Bridge of Sighs. B

Day 8, Venice – Rome

Day 15, Depart Paris

Rome has captivated travellers for centuries and you'll not be disappointed. There's time to join an optional sightseeing tour of Rome's famous piazzas and fountains, including such highlights as the Trevi Fountain and Pantheon. B Hotel: Ergife Palace

After breakfast say farewell to your fellow travellers. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers. B

Day 9, Rome sightseeing and free time There's no better way to see Rome than to dive right in, which is what you'll do when you meet your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour that begins in Vatican City. Continue to Ancient Rome, to view the mighty Colosseum, followed by some time to explore on your own. B Day 10, Rome – Florence No expense was spared to exalt the glory of Florence through art and architecture and you'll see first-hand how this city paved its way to a modern age. This evening, there's a choice of Optional Experiences featuring traditional cuisine in exquisite Tuscan surrounds. B Hotel: The Gate

Please note: Your coach returns to London from Paris on day 15. You are welcome to use this complimentary transfer.

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Day 11, Florence – Lucerne Region Head north this morning into Switzerland. You won't be able to tear your eyes from the soul-stirring scenery as you pass Lake Lugano and head over the snow-capped mountains that fringe the St. Gotthard route. B Hotel: Stans-Sud

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Day 12, Lucerne orientation and free time

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a couple of our favourites. DAY 5 SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE AND GARDENS Visit the Imperial Summer Palace of Schönbrunn and learn about the Habsburg family's rule over this region. DAY 8 PIAZZAS AND FOUNTAINS OF ROME Discover Rome's alleyways, piazzas and fountains with a Local Specialist as your guide.

Your very own 'Grand Tour' of Europe brings you to Lucerne where you'll embark on an orientation tour featuring the Old Town, Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument. You'll have some time to explore the city your way or choose to ascend to the heavens instead on an Optional Experience to the Alps.  B, D Day 13, Lucerne Region – Paris The 'City of Lights' shines brightly this evening and it will sparkle even more should you choose to join an Optional Experience to cruise down the Seine. B Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott La Défense West Colombes

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Day 14, Paris sightseeing and free time Hit Paris's grand boulevards on a city sightseeing tour with your Travel Director. See the Arc de Triomphe and Champs Élysées. There's free time before a real highlight this evening – an optional dinner and cabaret performance. B

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Europe and Britain

Guest Review

4.4/5

EUROPEAN CAVALCADE From only R2478 per day*

18 DAYS •  17 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  9 COUNTRIES • 24 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS

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Explore the romantic landscapes, pretty medieval villages and stately capitals of Europe on this 18-day voyage from Amsterdam to Rome and Paris with a stay in the Bay of Naples and visits to Beaune and SCOTLAND Monaco along the way. You'll cruise down the Rhine, see the mournful lion of Lucerne and visit Vatican City as you capture all the exhilarating highlights of Europe.

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Day 1, Arrive Amsterdam

Day 4, Lucerne orientation and free time

We kick off our Europe adventure in historic, yet trendy Amsterdam where you could choose to join an optional city cruise in a glass-topped boat. Hotel: Ibis Schiphol

Your Travel Director will take you on an orientation tour through Lucerne's Old Town. Then let the 'heart' of Switzerland capture yours as you immerse yourself in its history and epic scenery. B

Day 2, Amsterdam – Cologne – Rhine Cruise – Rhineland

Day 5, Lucerne Region – Liechtenstein – Innsbruck

Head east through the lush landscapes of Germany, stopping in Cologne to view its Gothic cathedral before boarding your cruise down the Rhine. B, D Hotel: Achat Premium Neustadt Weinstraße

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Amsterdam See the historic city centre Cologne View the Gothic Cathedral Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine Colmar Visit the magnificent medieval town Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument and view the medieval Old Town Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square and visit a traditional glassblowing workshop Rome Visit St. Peter's Basilica, view the Colosseum and see the ancient sites with your Local Specialist Florence See Piazza Santa Croce and enjoy panoramic city views from Piazzale Michelangelo Pisa View the Leaning Tower Monaco Visit the Principality Avignon View the Palace of the Popes and St. Bénezet Bridge Beaune Explore the heart of the Burgundy winemaking region Paris View the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower

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Day 3, Rhineland – Colmar – Lucerne Region History comes to life as you journey through the vineyards of Alsace to Colmar, which looks like it belongs in a Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Continue through the mountains near Lake Lucerne. B, D Hotel: Ski Lodge Engelberg

Big things come in small packages as you'll come to discover when you visit the Principality of Liechtenstein. Continue to Innsbruck and admire the Hofburg Palace and Emperor Maximilian's Golden Roof. Marvel at the fascinating crystal installations and browse for precious gifts and souvenirs at the Swarovski Crystal Worlds Store. B, D Hotel: Bon Alpina Day 6, Innsbruck – Verona – Venice Verona certainly is the stuff of legends. View Juliet's Balcony and admire the Roman Arena before continuing to Venice for an optional Gondola and Grand Canal cruise. B, D Hotel: Il Burchiello


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Day 10, Rome – Bay Of Naples

Visit a glassblowing workshop, then cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. There's time to join an Optional Experience to the vibrant rainbow-coloured façades of Burano Island. B

Head south past the Abbey of Monte Cassino, the site of fierce battles during World War II, to Sorrento. Arrive just in time to perhaps spend the afternoon taking an optional drive along the Amalfi Coast. B, D Hotel: La Panoramica

Day 8, Venice – Rome

Day 18, Depart Paris Say a fond farewell to new found friends at the end of your holiday. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers. B Please note: Your coach returns to London from Paris on day 18. You are welcome to use this complimentary transfer.

Cross the Veneto plains and Apennine hills, travelling south to Rome. Consider joining an Optional Experience to see some of the city's most iconic sights followed by a dinner of Italian specialties. B Hotel: Ergife Palace

Day 11, Bay Of Naples – Florence

Day 9, Rome sightseeing and free time

Day 12, Florence sightseeing and free time

Join a Local Specialist at the Vatican City to visit St. Peter's Basilica and view Michelangelo's greatest work, the sorrowful Pietà. Maybe enjoy an Optional Experience to Michelangelo's famous Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums then cross the Tiber to view the Colosseum. B

Join a Local Specialist this morning for a walking tour of Florence's historic centre, including views of Ponte Vecchio, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery, and Piazza della Signoria. Admire panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo. B

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Snap a few strategic photos featuring you and the extraordinary Leaning Tower of Pisa. Your journey west stretches out to the shimmering Mediterranean coast, where the Principality of Monaco awaits. Next stop, the French Riviera. B Hotel: Amarante Cannes

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Don't miss the opportunity to join an Optional Experience to see the excavations of Pompeii. Continue to Florence and check in to your hotel for an evening your way. B, D Hotel: Starhotels Vespucci

Day 14, French Riviera free time

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a couple of our favourites. DAY 3 SWISS COUNTRYSIDE AND CARRIAGES Meet local farmers and soak up the stunning scenery as you trot through rural communities on a countryside tour in horse-drawn carriages. DAY 10 AMALFI COAST AND POSITANO Drive along Italy's exquisite Amalfi Coast, and enjoy a visit to the artists' paradise of Positano.

Rest and relaxation are the order of the day, but when you're ready to pull yourself away from the sunlounger, opt for an Optional Experience visit to SaintPaul-de-Vence. B Day 15, French Riviera – Avignon – Beaune See some of the world's most incredible religious architectural legacies in Avignon, before arriving in the historic walled town of Beaune, in the heart of the Burgundy wine region. You'll have an evening to get lost in its cobbled streets and sample the region's famous reds your way. B, D Hotel: Ibis La Ferme Aux Vins Day 16, Beaune – Versailles – Paris Head north to the opulence of Versailles where an Optional Experience could see you visit the Hall of Mirrors. Carry on to Paris where you could join an Optional Experience, featuring a Seine cruise and a scenic drive. B Hotel: Novotel Pont de Sèvres Day 17, Paris sightseeing and free time Hit the grand boulevards on a city sightseeing tour of Paris with your Travel Director, including the Arc de Triomphe and Champs Élysées. Don't resist the urge to join an optional visit to Montmartre this afternoon, followed by an optional dinner and cabaret performance. B

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Bastille Day is a national holiday in France. Celebrations will be taking place throughout the country on 14 July.

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Europe and Britain

Guest Review

4.5/5

EUROPEAN HERITAGE From only R2492 per day*

24 DAYS •  23 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  11 COUNTRIES • 31 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS

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Encounter centuries of heritage as you travel to Europe's top historical sites. See Joan of Arc's battlegrounds and the birthplace of Mozart, with visits to the glamorous seaside capitals of Barcelona, Biarritz and the French Riviera. Paris Sightseeing including views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower Loire Valley View Château d'Amboise Pamplona View the ancient city walls and Plaza del Castillo Madrid See the Royal Palace, Cibeles Fountain and Retiro Park on a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist Barcelona See the Ramblas, Paseo de Gracia and Gaudi's Sagrada Familia Cathedral with your Local Specialist Cannes Visit the sophisticated film festival city Monaco Visit the Principality Pisa View the Leaning Tower Florence Visit the Renaissance city Rome Visit St. Peter's Basilica, view the Colosseum and see the ancient sites with your Local Specialist Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square and visit a traditional glassblowing workshop Vienna See the Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and Imperial Boulevards with your Local Specialist Salzburg Visit this charming city of music Liechtenstein Visit the capital, Vaduz Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument Rhine Valley Cruise the Rhine Amsterdam Orientation tour and an excursion to Volendam See full list of essential highlights online

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Leave London behind and travel to Dover followed by a short ferry ride to Calais. It's just a quick hop from there to Paris. Hotel: Novotel Pont de Sèvres

Your journey continues to Madrid where you'll encounter a graceful capital. B, D Hotel: Occidental Este

Day 2, Paris sightseeing and free time Enjoy a sightseeing tour with your Travel Director. Views will include Champs Elysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Then, discover the city at your leisure. B

Your Local Specialist will share the secrets behind most iconic sights. Admire the Royal Palace, Cibeles Fountain and Retiro Park, then perhaps head to Toledo on an Optional Experience. B

Day 3, Paris – Bordeaux

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Journey to the Loire Valley and view the enchanting fairy-tale Château d'Amboise. Next up, head to the wine capital of Bordeaux. B, D Hotel: Ibis Centre Meriadeck

Journey to the sun-kissed shores of Barcelona. Take some time to recharge siesta style or dive into the indelible sights, sounds and flavours of this enchanting Spanish city. B, D Hotel: Campanile Sud - Cornella

Day 4, Bordeaux – Biarritz – Pamplona The beach is on the agenda today, so get ready for a trip to the glamorous seaside town of Biarritz. Your next stop is Pamplona in northern Spain. B Hotel: Abba Reina de Navarra

Day 6, Madrid sightseeing and free time

Day 8, Barcelona sightseeing and free time Your Local Specialist will reveal the city's key highlights this afternoon when you see Gaudí's


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DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM La Sagrada Família and the Plaça de Catalunya. Consider joining an Optional Experience to Montserrat, or maybe an optional flamenco evening. B Day 9, Barcelona – French Riviera Say adios to the Costa Brava as you venture across Spain and Provence before arriving in the glamorous French Riviera. B Hotel: Amarante Cannes Day 10, French Riviera and free time Perhaps visit Saint-Paul-de-Vence and Nice with a Local Specialist who will reveal why both are popular haunts for celebrities. B Day 11, French Riviera – Monaco – Pisa – Florence Continue along the shimmering Mediterranean coast to the Principality of Monaco, then travel to Pisa before heading to Florence. B, D Hotel: Conference Florentia

Day 12, Florence – Rome

Day 21, Lucerne Region – Heidelberg – Rhineland

No expense was spared to exalt the glory of Florence through art and architecture. Next head to Rome, the 'Eternal City'. B Hotel: Ergife Palace

Stop in Heidelberg to view the ruins of Heidelberg Castle, then head to the Rhineland where you'll enjoy dinner at your hotel tonight. B, D Hotel: NH Weinheim

Day 13, Rome sightseeing and free time

Day 22, Rhineland – Rhine Cruise – Amsterdam

Your Local Specialist will reveal the treasures of St. Peter's Basilica. Continue across the Tiber River to Ancient Rome then maybe join an Optional Experience through the city's piazzas. B

You'd be forgiven for wanting to jump ship and stay forever as you cruise down the Rhine. Your journey culminates in the free-thinking Dutch capital of Amsterdam. B Hotel: Ibis Schiphol

Day 14, Rome – Venice

Day 23, Amsterdam orientation and excursion to Volendam

Cross the Apennine Mountains, bound for Venice. You'll arrive just in time for an optional Gondola and Grand Canal cruise. B, D Hotel: Villa Fiorita Day 15, Venice orientation and free time Witness the talents of the master craftsmen at a glassblowing workshop, then cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. Later, there's time to join an Optional Experience to Burano Island. B Day 16, Venice – Vienna Travel to the Austrian capital where art, architecture and above all music hit all the right notes for an inspiring evening. B Hotel: Novum Prinz Eugen Day 17, Vienna sightseeing and free time

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a couple of our favourites. DAY 2 MONTMARTRE VILLAGE AND ARTISTS’ SQUARE Explore Montmartre’s winding streets, unusual galleries and world famous Artist’s Square with a Local Specialist. DAY 12 FLORENCE’S RENAISSANCE TREASURES Uncover the fascinating history with a Local Specialist, soak up the not-to-miss sights and top it all off with a frozen treat – gelato!

Perhaps, join a guided optional visit to Schönbrunn  Palace. Later your Local Specialist will reveal all the sights of this imperial city including the Parliament, the Vienna Opera House, the Hofburg and City Hall. B Day 18, Vienna – Salzburg – Innsbruck Continue to Salzburg to embark on your own exploration of this historic city before travelling to Innsbruck. Admire the fascinating crystal installations and browse for precious gifts at the Swarovski Crystal Worlds Store. B, D Hotel: Bon Alpina Day 19, Innsbruck – Liechtenstein – Lucerne Region Cross the Austrian border to Liechtenstein for a brief stop in its tiny capital, Vaduz. Head to the Lucerne Region where you could choose to join an Optional Experience on a horse-drawn carriage. B, D Hotel: Krone Sarnen

Enjoy an orientation of Amsterdam and spend the rest of the day exploring the city on foot, by bike or tram. Leave the Dutch capital behind and venture to Volendam. B Day 24, Depart Amsterdam After breakfast say goodbye to Amsterdam. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour. com/freetransfers. B Please note: Your coach returns to London from Amsterdam on day 24. You are welcome to use this complimentary transfer.

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JEWELS OF ITALY From only R2586 per day*

7 DAYS •  6 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  2 COUNTRIES • 8 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS You could spend an eternity exploring the enchanting Italian capitals of Venice, Florence and Rome, but this exciting 7-day journey will deliver a multitude of memorable experiences that will linger long after you've returned home. Take a walk down memory lane – one that spans centuries of tradition, heritage and culture, as you encounter such iconic sights as the mighty Colosseum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Florence's spectacular Duomo. Your exploration of this veritable open-air museum will leave you enriched and inspired.

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2 ROME Rome Sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes a visit to St. Peter's Basilica and views of the mighty Colosseum Pisa Visit the Square of Miracles to view the Leaning Tower Florence Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Cathedral, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio Verona View the Roman Arena and Juliet's Balcony Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square and visit a traditional glassblowing workshop

Day 1, Arrive Rome Buongiorno! Rome kicks off your epic Italian trilogy. Spend the day relaxing after your journey or pound the pavements to discover why Rome so deserves its title, the ‘Eternal City'. Later, you'll meet your Travel Director and consider an optional sightseeing tour of Rome followed by a light Italian dinner. Hotel: Ergife Palace

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Day 2, Rome sightseeing and free time There's no better way to see Rome than to dive right in, which is what you'll do when you meet your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour that begins in the Vatican City. See Michelangelo's mournful Pietà and consider an Optional Experience that will reveal the

artistry and heritage of the famous Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums or discover the hidden backstreets, piazzas and fountains of Rome on an optional tour with a Local Specialist. Continue to Ancient Rome, to view the mighty Colosseum, followed by some time at leisure. B Day 3, Rome – Pisa – Florence Set your sights firmly on Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance and a city that has inspired poets, authors and artists for centuries. Visit Pisa and its Square of Miracles where you can yield to peer pressure and snap a few strategic photos featuring you and the extraordinary Leaning Tower. This evening, there's the option of heading into the Tuscan Hills for dinner. B Hotel: Conference Florentia


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Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 1 DELIGHTS OF ROME WITH DINNER Spend an evening getting to know Rome and its sought-after sights when you embark on a coach tour of the city, followed by a delicious dinner and local music. DAY 3 DINNER, WINE AND MUSIC IN THE TUSCAN HILLS Fall in love with Tuscany during a traditional dinner, paired with local wines and live music at a favourite restaurant in the Tuscan hills. DAY 4 DO FLORENCE YOUR WAY You can discover medieval Tuscan life in San Gimignano or taste Florentine fare with a local foodie. DAY 5 GONDOLAS AND THE GRAND CANAL Hop aboard a scenic cruise by private water taxi along the Grand Canal, followed by a gondola ride along Venice's famous waterways.

by a leatherwork demonstration. Why not visit San Gimignano as part of an Optional Experience? B, D Day 5, Florence – Verona – Venice (Mestre)

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Day 7, Depart Venice (Mestre) Brief but jam-packed, this memorable encounter with Italy's favourite cities has been brimming with culture, history and culinary delights. For now, it's arrivederci, but not farewell forever as you say goodbye to your Travel Director and newfound friends. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers. B

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ITALIAN LAKES From only R2463 per day* 8 DAYS •  7 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  2 COUNTRIES • 10 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS Say yes to a love affair with Italy's elegant lake district. Stunning 19th-century façades with tumbling wisteria and pretty lakeside villages against the backdrop of the towering snow-capped Alps make this the perfect place to explore life the way only the Italians can – to the fullest. On this 8-day journey, savour your free hours in heavenly surroundings, mixing it up with visits to the fashion capital of Milan, the sophisticated cobblestone streets of Lugano and medieval Bergamo.

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Lake Como Enjoy the alpine peaks and sparkling waters of this scenic lake as well as an included cruise to Bellagio Lake Lugano Visit the Swiss city of Lugano located on the shores of this spectacular lake Lake Maggiore Visit Italy's second-largest lake and see the beautiful towns, villages and gardens Verona View Juliet's Balcony and the impressive 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 and enjoy a funicular ride with spectacular views Milan Enjoy a sightseeing tour in Milan with your Local Specialist including views of the Duomo, the Galleria and La Scala Opera House

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Day 1, Arrive Milan – Saronno Arrive in Milan and head to Saronno, famous for its Amaretto liqueur whose honey-almond flavours are a sweet delight after dinner. You'll have some time to explore on your own before meeting your Travel Director and travel companions for an included dinner at your hotel. D Hotel: Starhotels Grand Milan Day 2, Lake Como excursion It's just a short hop to Lake Como, whose deep blue waters have inspired great writers like Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway. Board your included cruise to Bellagio, soaking up the fresh lake breeze as you

cruise past luxurious villas and elegant terraced gardens that line the lush hills along the lake's expansive coastline. B Day 3, Saronno – Lugano (Switzerland) – Lake Maggiore As you cross the border into Switzerland this morning, you may do a double take arriving in Lugano, known as the ‘Monte Carlo of Switzerland'. Italy has had quite the magic touch on shaping Lugano’s culinary, cultural and architectural scene. Return to Italy for a two-night stay at your hotel on the western shores of Lake Maggiore, just in time for another Italian cena. B, D Hotel: Villa Carlotta


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to Arms'. Why not choose to join a breathtaking excursion to the Borromean Islands, with their elegant gardens and a magnificent palace. B Day 5, Lake Maggiore – Verona – Lake Garda scenic drive – Rovereto Lose yourself in the tragic love affair of Romeo and Juliet when you visit Verona. Your orientation tour of this romantic Italian city will include views of the ancient Roman Arena and balcony where a fictional Juliet once called for her Romeo. With the sun at its peak, we take a scenic drive along Lake Garda, renowned for its crystal-clear waters. B Hotel: Mercure Nerocubo

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 2 DINNER IN COMO Explore Como town before joining us for a delightful dinner with drinks at a local restaurant. DAY 3 MOUNT SAN SALVATORE AND LAKE CRUISE Board a lake cruise to view the tiny villages on the shores of Lake Lugano and head to the summit of Lugano's bestknown mountain and the balcony of the Swiss Alps. DAY 5 LAKE GARDA DISCOVERY Follow Lake Garda's captivating shoreline – its glistening blue waters are surrounded by lush countryside, historic towns and towering mountains.

Day 6, Lake District free day Throw your guidebook out the window and switch off your phone. This is the perfect time to indulge in a relaxing siesta. If you're feeling energetic, you could make the most of your time by joining a full-day Optional Experience to Bolzano, capital of southern Tyrol. Shop in the arcaded streets and soak up the mountain views. B Day 7, Rovereto – Bergamo – Milan Our return journey to Milan would not be complete without a stop in Bergamo, where you'll board the funicular to the Upper Town for unbelievable views. Arriving in Milan, your walking tour with a Local Specialist will reveal some of the city's most treasured sights including the 19th-century Gothic Duomo. Later, you'll toast a fond farewell to an exhilarating journey over dinner. B, D Hotel: Holiday Inn Nord Zara Day 8, Depart Milan

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DAY 7 TREASURES OF MILAN Trendy Milan takes centre stage on this sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist, including a visit to the celebrated La Scala Opera House.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF SICILY From only R2589 per day*

9 DAYS •  8 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  2 COUNTRIES • 11 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS Enjoy an in-depth encounter with spirited Sicily on this ramble ‘down south', which includes some quality time in Rome and a visit to the feisty city of Naples. Take a drive to Mount Etna, Europe's largest active volcano and delve into Agrigento's Greek heritage in the Valley of the Temples. You'll dive head-first into the fun-filled capital, Palermo and engage with the island's centuries-old seafaring heritage. Rome Visit the iconic sights and hidden squares with a Local Specialist Taormina Visit the town and enjoy views from Piazza Nove Aprile Mount Etna A drive takes you to Mount Etna for spectacular views of Europe's largest active volcano Agrigento Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes a visit inside the UNESCO World Heritage Site the Valley of the Temples Mondello Visit the picturesque fishing village Palermo Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes a visit inside Palermo Cathedral

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Kick-start your adventure to Sicily with a brief visit to the Italian capital. Check in to your hotel and embrace the frenetic pace of this lively city by ditching your siesta and heading out on your own. A few firm attractions under your belt, you'll meet your Travel Director and perhaps join an optional sightseeing tour of Rome with a light dinner. Hotel: Ergife Palace

Begin your journey south this morning, passing the Abbey of Montecassino bound for Naples. Arriving in Naples, you'll have some time to rub shoulders with the bold Neapolitans in their UNESCO-listed city centre. Follow your nose in search of the best Neapolitan pizza in town or join an Optional Experience delving into the city's fascinating archaeology. Dinner tonight is at your hotel. B, D Hotel: American

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Dive right into the bustling streets of the 'Eternal City' with a Local Specialist. Visit St. Peter's Basilica and view Michelangelo's sorrowful Pietà. Cross the Tiber next, to view the mighty Colosseum and the countless other ancient sites. There's time to explore Rome your way later, or skip the lines with our Optional Experience visit to the Vatican Museums to explore the heart of the Roman Catholic Church and its many treasures. B

Day 4, Naples – ferry to Sicily – Acireale We leave mainland Italy today, driving south via Salerno through the picture-perfect Calabrian countryside. Hop aboard the ferry crossing the straits of Messina to Sicily bound for Acireale, a pretty coastal city tumbling down the slopes of Mount Etna into the Ionian Sea. B, D Hotel: President Park


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Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 2 PIAZZAS AND FOUNTAINS OF ROME Discover Rome's alleyways, piazze and fountains with a Local Specialist as your guide. Marvel at the timeless Pantheon and spend some time in a gorgeous Baroque square with street artists, trattorias and gelaterias. DAY 3 NAPLES UNVEILED Visit the Archaeological Museum with a Local Specialist, who will reveal the hidden secrets behind one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities. DAY 6 SICILIAN DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT Enjoy an evening spent in the company of new friends over a delicious dinner of southern Italian specialities, including music and entertainment. DAY 8 COLOURS AND TRADITIONS OF PALERMO Head to the summit of Mt. Pellegrino and visit the grotto of Santa Rosalia, Palermo's patron saint. A Local Specialist will join you on a culinary adventure as you sample Palermitano street food at one of the city's most colourful markets.

Day 6, Acireale – Agrigento Sicily's sun-kissed landscapes and views of Mount Etna line your journey as you continue to UNESCOlisted Agrigento to see the Valley of the Temples and its seven Greek temples which date back to the 6th century BC. Your Local Specialist will take you on a guided walk along the fortified ridge, stopping at all the main sights.  B Hotel: Grand Mosè

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Day 7, Agrigento – Erice – Mondello – Palermo Making our way to Palermo, we'll stop in Erice, the ‘City of a Hundred Churches', then the lively fishing village of Mondello, the summer holiday haunt of Palermo's jet set. Tread in the footsteps of merchants, soldiers and monarchs, discovering the city of Palermo. You'll have the evening to do as you wish, but we know you'll want to join your new friends for a fun-filled optional dinner. B Hotel: Astoria Palace Day 8, Palermo sightseeing and free time Start your day in the expert hands of a Local Specialist who will share all the sights and sounds of Palermo. You could choose to visit the city's ancient street markets and, perhaps, continue the adventure with an Optional Experience to the medieval village of Cefalù. Dinner tonight is at your hotel. B, D

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Day 9, Depart Palermo Grazie Sicily! It's been a grand adventure and one we hope to repeat soon. Say ciao to your fellow travellers as you prepare for your return home with many memorable stories to share. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers. B

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ITALIAN SCENE From only R2510 per day*

10 DAYS •  9 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  2 COUNTRIES • 12 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS Great masters left their magic touch on the capitals of Florence, Venice and Rome and your 10-day exploration of Italy will reveal this at every turn. Embrace the energy of Italy's major cities, unwind on the shores of the Italian Lakes and savour the lingering scents of lemons in Sorrento. You'll have time to lose yourself in an ill-fated love story in Verona, pay tribute to St. Francis of Assisi in his hometown and snap a selfie against the backdrop of the world's most famous Leaning Tower. 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 and visit a traditional glassblowing workshop 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 Florence Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Cathedral, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio

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Day 1, Arrive Rome The 'Eternal City' has captivated travellers for centuries and you'll not be disappointed as it prepares you for an exhilarating journey across Italy. Check in to your hotel, then get ready for your very own introduction to Rome. Later this evening, you'll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers followed by an optional sightseeing tour and dinner. Hotel: Ergife Palace Day 2, Rome sightseeing and free time Get to grips with the city's main attractions, joining a Local Specialist at the Vatican City. Visit St. Peter's Basilica and view Michelangelo's sorrowful Pietà. Cross the Tiber next, to view the mighty Colosseum and the countless other ancient sites. Choose an Optional

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Experience to discover the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel with a Local Specialist. B Day 3, Rome – Sorrento – Bay of Naples The Bay of Naples beckons and our first stop is in the picture-perfect resort town of Sorrento. Pastelhued residences cling impossibly to craggy cliffs that plunge into the deep blue waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Enjoy your time soaking up the sun-drenched views or consider an Optional Experience to the artists' paradise of Positano, followed by a scenic drive along the Amalfi coast. B Hotel: La Panoramica Day 4, Bay of Naples – Cassino – Assisi Soak up the atmosphere as you explore the beautiful Bay of Naples during your free time this morning. You


DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM could choose instead to join an Optional Experience guided walking tour of Pompeii. Later, you'll journey past Cassino and view the monastery which featured as a backdrop for some of the fiercest battles of World War II. Then, head north to Assisi where an orientation tour reveals a medieval town that has changed very little since the time of St. Francis. B, D Hotel: Frate Sole Day 5, Assisi – Venice (Oriago) After a leisurely morning, your journey continues across the Apennines and through the EmiliaRomagna region, credited with being the origin of tortellini, mortadella and parmesan cheese. Before you know it, you'll have arrived in Venice. B, D Hotel: Il Burchiello

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a couple of our favourites. DAY 2 PIAZZAS AND FOUNTAINS OF ROME Discover Rome's alleyways, piazze and fountains with a Local Specialist as your guide. Marvel at the timeless Pantheon and spend some time in a gorgeous Baroque square with street artists, trattorias and gelaterias. DAY 7 EXPLORE LAKE COMO Elegant villas and lush gardens are the highlights as you join a Local Specialist for a memorable cruise around Lake Como, one of the most beautiful spots in the Italian Lake District.

Day 6, Venice orientation and free time The extraordinary talents of glassblowers take centre stage during a visit to their glassblowing workshop this morning. With the warmth of the fire lingering on your skin, you'll embark on a cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in the heart of Venice. View the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace and the Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark, then explore on your own. B Day 7, Venice (Oriago) – Verona – Lake Como – Italian Lakes (Saronno)

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The plains of Veneto are all that stand between you and Verona, the stage for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers. View the vast Roman Arena and Juliet's Balcony, from which a fictional Juliet once called for her Romeo. Arriving on the shores of Lake Como, you'll see why the scenic setting has been a summer retreat of the rich and famous for centuries. Enjoy dinner at your hotel. B, D Hotel: Starhotels Grand Milan

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The white marble façades of Pisa's Square of Miracles gleam in the sunshine, but it is the famous Leaning Tower that gets most of the glory when you visit this 'Meadow of Miracles'. After a short drive from Pisa, you'll arrive at your hotel near Florence. This evening, consider joining an optional dinner in the Tuscan hills. B Hotel: Starhotels Vespucci Day 9, Florence sightseeing – Rome Your Local Specialist shares a superb commentary of the city's artistic and architectural heritage during a walking tour, which includes views of the Baptistery, the Ponte Vecchio, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Giotto's Bell Tower. Visit Piazza della Signoria and squeeze in some time for shopping before returning to Rome. B Hotel: Ergife Palace Day 10, Depart Rome If Italy has become engraved in your heart as it did for celebrated poet Robert Browning, you'll have a hard time saying arrivederci. Bid your Travel Director and travel companions a fond farewell. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers. B

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SPLENDOURS OF ITALY From only R2516 per day*

13 DAYS •  12 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  3 COUNTRIES • 16 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS Embrace excess as you travel the length and breadth of 'la bella Italia'. From the former capital of the world to the sunkissed south, the shimmering Italian Lakes to quiet contemplation in Assisi, the birthplace of the Renaissance to fiery Naples – this grand 13-day exploration of Italy will reveal why Verdi proclaimed that he would gladly exchange the entire universe for Italy. One day you may feel the same. Rome Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes a visit to St. Peter's Basilica and views of the mighty Colosseum Sorrento Orientation tour of this popular resort Assisi Orientation tour includes views of the Basilica of St. Francis Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square and visit a traditional glassblowing workshop Verona View the Roman Arena and Juliet's Balcony Lugano Visit this magnificent lakeside resort Italian Lakes Enjoy a free day with spectacular views Pisa View the Square of Miracles and the famous Leaning Tower Florence Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Cathedral, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio Siena Visit the Piazza del Campo famous for the Palio horse race

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If Rome were a person, she would be confident, alluring and complex. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a glimpse of what's in store, then continue your independent exploration of Rome or join the group for an optional dinner of light Italian specialties. Hotel: Ergife Palace

Opt for a leisurely start to your day or consider joining an Optional Experience to the Vatican Museums. The Bay of Naples beckons and you'll head south past the Abbey of Monte Cassino. Perhaps, spend the afternoon on an optional drive along the Amalfi Coast. B, D Hotel: La Panoramica

Day 2, Rome sightseeing and free time

Day 4, Sorrento excursion

Standing in St. Peter's Square, you'll be in the midst of the world's holiest of Catholic shrines. Your Local Specialist will reveal the treasures and talents of Bramante, Michelangelo and Bernini who all had a hand in the construction of St. Peter's Basilica. Continue to Ancient Rome then explore on your own or join an Optional Experience through the city's piazzas. B

Hug the craggy coast to Sorrento. Don't leave the town's historic harbour without sampling some fresh seafood straight off the fisherman's boat. B Day 5, Bay of Naples – Assisi Enjoy a relaxing morning, unless of course you choose to join an Optional Experience to see the excavations of Pompeii in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius.


DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM Later, we journey to the heart of Italy to Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis. B, D Hotel: Frate Sole Day 6, Assisi – Venice (Oriago) We cross the dramatic Apennine Mountains, bound for Venice. You'll arrive just in time for an optional Gondola and Grand Canal cruise, followed by dinner at your hotel. B, D Hotel: Il Burchiello

Day 7, Venice orientation and free time

Day 13, Depart Rome

The talents of master craftsmen are the star of the show this morning as we visit their glassblowing workshop. We cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. Then there's time to explore the city further or join an Optional Experience to Burano Island. B

Say a fond arrivederci to your travel companions and Travel Director. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers. B

Day 8, Venice (Oriago) – Verona – Lugano – Italian Lakes (Saronno) Our first stop today is Verona, where you'll view the very balcony where a fictional Juliet once called for her Romeo. Admire the Roman Arena, then cross the Swiss border and visit the pretty lakeside resort of Lugano. Return to Italy this evening where tonight you'll dine in your hotel. B, D Hotel: Starhotels Grand Milan Day 9, Free day or Milan and Lake Como excursion

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 2 PIAZZAS AND FOUNTAINS OF ROME A Local Specialist reveals the secrets of the Eternal City with views of the Pantheon and some free time in a beautiful Baroque square with street artists, trattorias and gelaterias.

You have the whole day free to relax at the hotel pool, but we know you'll want to soak up the sophisticated lakeside atmosphere instead. Alternatively, consider an Optional Experience to Lake Como and Italy's fashion capital, Milan. B Day 10, Italian Lakes region – Pisa – Florence (Prato) Snap a few strategic photos featuring you and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Then continue towards Florence, where you'll have an evening on your own. For a taste of Tuscany, consider joining an Optional Experience in the Tuscan hills. B Hotel: Wall Art Day 11, Florence sightseeing and free time

DAY 5 VISIT POMPEII Join an expert on a tour of the devastating destruction of Pompeii at the hands of Mount Vesuvius and learn what life was like as a Roman citizen of the time, frozen for almost 2,000 years.

Join a Local Specialist this morning for a walking tour of Florence's historic centre, including views of Ponte Vecchio, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto's Bell Tower and the Baptistery. Visit Piazza della Signoria, then witness a leatherwork demonstration and browse the centuries-old trades of gold and leathercraft. B

DAY 11 DO FLORENCE YOUR WAY You can take a trip back in time to 13th-century Tuscany in Lucca or discover the treasures of Florentine cuisine with a local foodie.

Day 12, Florence – Siena – Rome

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Tuscany may claim to be the heart of Italy, but it is the stunning medieval city of Siena which will capture yours. Your orientation tour will reveal the city's rich heritage, architecture and cuisine. Leaving Tuscany behind, we return to Rome. Consider joining your new friends this evening for an optional Farewell Dinner to end your holiday on a high note. B Hotel: Raganelli

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IRISH WONDER From only R2738 per day*

8 DAYS •  7 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  2 COUNTRIES • 10 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS Centuries of Irish culture and heritage are revealed on this adventure across the windswept valleys of Ireland, from Dublin to the breathtaking coastal landscapes of Connemara. Kiss the Blarney Stone, witness Mother Nature's magic touch at the Cliffs of Moher and circle the Ring of Kerry. There's much to celebrate on this ‘grand' 8-day journey across the 'Emerald Isle'. Dublin With your Local Specialist see St. Patrick's Cathedral, the glorious Georgian Squares, and Christchurch Cathedral on your panoramic sightseeing tour Boyle View the Cistercian Abbey Knock Visit the pilgrimage site Belleek Pottery Visit the famous pottery factory County Donegal Visit this picturesque area Galway See Galway Cathedral and view Eyre Square Cliffs of Moher View the stunning seascape from the cliffs and visit the Atlantic Edge exhibition in the eco-friendly Visitor Centre Limerick View King John's Castle and see St. Mary's Cathedral Ring of Kerry Admire a dramatic landscape of remote beaches, pretty villages and a rugged coastline along one of Ireland's most scenic drives Blarney Kiss the Blarney Stone during your visit of Blarney Castle and acquire the 'gift of the gab'

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Day 1, Arrive Dublin – sightseeing

Day 2, Dublin – Boyle – Knock – Ballina

Ireland's 'fair' capital kick-starts your exhilarating encounter with the 'Emerald Isle'. After check-in, don't resist the youthful energy of Dublin and take to its streets in search of its characteristic craic. You'll join your Local Specialist later for a sightseeing tour which includes views of St. Patrick's Cathedral and Trinity College, which houses the 9th-century Book of Kells, Ireland's greatest cultural treasure. Tap into Dublin's effervescent spirit and head to Temple Bar or Grafton Street on your own this evening. There's a colourful pub on every corner, with happy locals and tourists spilling out on to the pavements. You could be one of them. Sláinte! Hotel: Maldron Newlands Cross

It seems almost impossible that a place as arrestingly beautiful as Ireland exists, but it does. Its famous countryside glows green and gold as you venture west, every turn in the road revealing yet another magnificent view. There's no better way to admire this enchanting scenery than on an Optional Experience cruise along the Shannon River, the longest river in the British Isles. Later, view the ruins of the 12th-century Boyle Abbey before arriving in Knock. It was here in 1879 that villagers witnessed an apparition of Our Lady and today pilgrims the world over visit the village's Marian Shrine. Later, head to your hotel in Ballina where you'll dine tonight. Maybe opt to join in a chorus or two at a cosy pub with the locals. B, D Hotel: Ballina


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Day 4, Ballina – Westport – Galway – County Limerick

Visit Belleek Pottery Centre with its elegant fine porcelain. Head to Donegal next where you'll view its 15th-century castle, then stop at Drumcliff where acclaimed poet and playwright, W.B. Yeats was laid to rest. Continue past the harbour town of Mullaghmore, before returning to your hotel in Ballina. B

Discover why Westport on Ireland's west coast justifiably earns its title as Ireland's most liveable town. It certainly is one of the prettiest as you'll see first-hand when you travel through it and the breathtaking coastal landscape of Connemara, captured in John Wayne's acclaimed 'The Quiet Man'. Visit Galway next to see the cathedral and a stroll around Eyre Square, also known as John F. Kennedy Memorial Park. Our orientation drive through Limerick includes views of the city's medieval-era St. Mary's Cathedral and King John's Castle. Tonight you can dine like lords and ladies at a medieval banquet Optional Experience in the great hall of a castle. A court jester and the castle's musicians will keep you entertained in the manner to which you've become accustomed. More mead, anyone? B Hotel: Castle Oaks House

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 2 SHANNON RIVER CRUISE Board a leisurely cruise along the Shannon River, the longest river in the British Isles, winding past the idyllic emerald-green countryside of counties Leitrim and Roscommon. DAY 2 IRISH TRADITIONS AND SONG Indulge in an evening of Irish hospitality at a cosy local pub where you'll learn about folk traditions and enjoy a drink while the locals entertain you with music and songs. DAY 4 MEDIEVAL CASTLE BANQUET Enjoy a banquet and medieval entertainment in the great hall of a castle, complete with a court jester and castle musicians keeping guests entertained throughout the evening. DAY 7 DINNER IN DUBLIN CITY Enjoy dinner at a favourite local pub in Dublin – the best way to get a sense of the city's vibrant nightlife and the Irish nation's love of the craic.

Day 5, Cliffs of Moher excursion Peer over the edge of the emerald-topped cliffs to the crashing waves of the Atlantic below. The rugged and wild Cliffs of Moher have been proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site and for good reason. Spot the curious colourful-beaked puffins that have settled along this western coast and visit the magnificent Cliffs of Moher exhibition, before continuing to Limerick, where the rest of your day is free. Take a step back to the 19th century with an Optional Experience to Bunratty Folk Park exploring its village dotted with thatched cottages and the 15th-century castle. B, D Day 6, County Limerick – Ring of Kerry – Tralee Leave Ireland's first 'City of Culture' behind for a dramatic journey around the Ring of Kerry. Later arrive in Tralee, where Irish women from around the world compete for the crown of 'Rose'. B, D Hotel: Earl of Desmond Day 7, Tralee – Blarney – Dublin Kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab' on your visit to Blarney Castle this morning. Then it's time to return to Dublin where you'll put your silver tongue to good use during an evening optional dinner and cabaret evening that will have your toes tapping and taste buds craving another round of Irish coffee. It will be time well spent with new friends after a memorable holiday. B Hotel: Citywest

Day 8, Depart Dublin And just like that your enchanting exploration of the 'Emerald Isle' has come to an end. All that's left is to say a fond slán go fóill as you prepare for your return journey home. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers. B

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BRITAIN AND IRELAND DELIGHT From only R2488 per day* 8 DAYS •  7 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  5 COUNTRIES • 9 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS The best of Britain and Ireland is served up on this 8-day adventure crisscrossing five different countries. See landscapes that have inspired poetry, medieval monuments to God and stony fortresses that housed royals, soldiers and important artefacts. You'll wind your way through the Yorkshire Dales, wander down Edinburgh's Royal Mile and discover a bit of the craic in Dublin, before Waterford crystal, Celtic tales and a fairy-tale castle or two complete your journey. 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 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, Christchurch Cathedral, the glorious Georgian Squares and Trinity College Kilkenny View Kilkenny Castle and gardens Waterford Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom Cardiff See the Principality Stadium and view Cardiff Castle Bath Visit the Georgian spa town Windsor View the Royal Castle

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Day 1, London – Stratford-upon-Avon – York – Bradford

Day 2, Bradford – Lake District – Gretna Green – Glasgow

Your whirlwind journey through Great Britain and Ireland launches in London. Visit Stratford-uponAvon where you'll come face to face with the legacy of England's beloved bard before heading to York. Your Travel Director will take you for an orientation walk through its medieval streets to the sacred York Minster. Continue to your hotel in Bradford where tonight you'll dine in a local restaurant. D Hotel: Jurys Inn/Holiday Inn Garforth

You're in for a serene start to your morning as you wind your way through the Yorkshire Dales to England's Lake District. Board an optional cruise on Lake Windermere, then cross the Scottish border and stop in Gretna Green. Continue to Glasgow later today for an afternoon orientation including views of the cathedral, the Clyde River and George Square. B Hotel: Ibis City Centre/Holiday Inn Express City Centre Theatreland


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Then head south to Dublin, where you could enjoy an optional dinner at one of its most popular restaurantpubs. B Hotel: Citywest/Maldron Tallaght Day 5, Dublin sightseeing and free time You're in for a ‘grand' time in the Irish capital this morning as your Local Specialist shares Trinity College and St. Patrick's Cathedral. See the stately Georgian Squares then spend the rest of the day on your own. This evening, an optional dinner and cabaret evening will have your toes tapping. B Day 6, Dublin – Kilkenny – Waterford Continue through the splendid countryside of Kildare County bound for Kilkenny where you'll see its beautiful 12th-century castle. Later you'll arrive in Waterford where a visit to the Waterford Crystal Showroom will reveal a wonderland of delicate crystal. Dinner tonight is at your hotel. B, D Hotel: Viking/Treacys Day 7, Waterford – Cardiff

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a couple of our favourites. DAY 2 WINDERMERE CRUISE Savour the beauty of the Lake District as you board a cruise on Lake Windermere, skirting the northern coastline past deserted islands, beautiful country homes and Wray Castle. DAY 3 EDINBURGH CASTLE VISIT Visit Edinburgh Castle, which dominates the city's skyline and was a royal residence before being claimed as a military fortress in the 17th century. You'll also see the Scottish crown jewels.

Cross St. George's Channel to Wales and its capital, where you'll view the Millennium Centre, the National Assembly and the historic castle at its heart. This evening could see you venture into the Welsh countryside for dinner at a 14th-century inn or enjoy an evening of Welsh music, culture and humour at an Optional Experience. B Hotel: Copthorne Day 8, Cardiff – Bath – Windsor – London Cross the Severn Estuary into England and venture to Bath with its elegant Georgian architecture. Head to Windsor to view the world's oldest and largest inhabited castle. There's time for a quiet stroll along the banks of the river before arriving in London later where your epic holiday comes to an end. B

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MAJESTIC SCOTLAND From only R2829 per day*

7 DAYS •  6 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  1 COUNTRY • 8 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS Kick-start your seven-day adventure through Scotland in feisty Glasgow, with stays in Edinburgh and the Highlands, as your journey takes you past lochs, glens and heather-clad purple peaks. You'll walk in the footsteps of brave clansmen, admire cliff-top castles and trace the legacy of Rob Roy, Bonnie Prince Charlie and an elusive Loch Ness Monster on this epic quest to discover the heart and hearth of Scotland.

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Glasgow View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour Loch Lomond See the freshwater lake with the largest surface area in Britain Fort William See the Commando Memorial and Britain's highest mountain Ben Nevis and enjoy a scenic drive through Glencoe, the infamous 'Glen of Weeping' St. Andrews View the 18th green on St. Andrews Old Course Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the new Parliament Building as well as the Castle

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Day 1, Arrive Glasgow Madainn mhath! While your Gaelic may be a little rusty, your visit to gritty Glasgow will be anything but. After checking in, maybe hit its edgy streets on your own exploration of the sights. Keep a brolly at hand so Glasgow's notoriously unpredictable mochie doesn't put a damp end to your sightseeing. And even if it does, there's a cosy pub on every corner to warm your heart with a little local whisky. You'll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers later for a glimpse into what lies ahead, then spend a free evening perhaps with a wee dram or two at a favourite local. Hotel: Ibis City Centre Day 2, Glasgow Sightseeing and free time Kick-start your day with a lesson in Glasgow's industrial past and modern revival that have

given the city its characteristic gallus strut. Your orientation tour of the city will include views of Glasgow Cathedral and George Square where many of Scotland's famous sons are immortalised in stone. Enjoy views of the People's Palace, the Winter Gardens and the River Clyde, which for over 200 years was the centre of shipbuilding. B Day 3, Glasgow – Glencoe – Scottish Highlands Channel your inner Highlander next, embarking on a journey north to the banks of Loch Lomond, where a cruise past Rob Roy's cave could be on the cards should you choose to join this Optional Experience. In Fort William, see the Commando Memorial and the peaks of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain. Continue through the volcanic ruins and precipitous mountains that lie just beyond Glencoe to see the


DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM 'Glen of Weeping'. Take a moment to remember the MacDonald clansmen who were massacred in 1692 fighting relentlessly for their beliefs. Head to the heart of the Highlands and your home for the next two nights, where dinner is served at your hotel. B, D Hotel: Craiglynne

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 3 CRUISING LOCH LOMOND Listen to tales of Rob Roy as you cruise along the ‘Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond' with a local skipper and admire the irresistible beauty of lakeside landscapes. DAY 5 BLAIR CASTLE VISIT Visit Blair Castle, home of the Duke of Atholl and Europe's last remaining private army. DAY 6 DO EDINBURGH YOUR WAY You can tread in the footsteps of royalty on the Royal Yacht Britannia or enjoy a wee dram paired with the story of whisky and lunch in a local pub. DAY 6 VISIT EDINBURGH CASTLE Visit Edinburgh Castle, perched imposingly atop Castle Rock since the 12th century. You'll see the Scottish crown jewels and the National War Museum of Scotland during your visit.

Day 4, Culloden – Loch Ness – Isle of Skye Your first stop today is the tragic battlefield of Culloden where you'll pay tribute to the brave men who lost their lives in the Jacobite Uprising. Continue your journey past Scotland's infamous Loch Ness keeping a keen eye out for Nessie. Admire the rugged beauty of Eilean Donan Castle at the heart of three great sea lochs and learn about its role in the 17th and 18th-century Jacobite risings which led to its destruction. Cross 'over the Sea to Skye' and embark on a scenic drive across the Sleat Peninsula against the backdrop of purple tufts of heather and dramatic peaks. Later, return to the mainland by ferry after a day of irresistible views. Tonight, dinner is at your Highland hotel. B, D Day 5, Scottish Highlands – Pitlochry – St. Andrews – Edinburgh Robert Burns once wrote of his beloved hills of the Highlands. Your scenic drive through its mystical landscapes will leave you similarly inspired as you venture to picturesque Pitlochry, on the banks of the Tummel. There's time to explore this salmon fishing centre on your own or perhaps join an Optional Experience to Blair Castle, home of the Duke of Atholl and Europe's last remaining private army. The fairways and greens of St. Andrews, the birthplace of golf, beckon and you'll have an opportunity to snap a selfie against the backdrop of the famous 18th green. Continue to Edinburgh – the Scottish capital. Tickets are included on departures that coincide with the Edinburgh Tattoo. B Hotel: Hampton by Hilton Airport Day 6, Edinburgh sightseeing and free time The Georgian New Town, Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle all wait to be viewed in the company of your Local Specialist, so grab your camera and prepare for a memorable sightseeing tour revealing all the highlights of Auld Reekie. You'll have plenty of time to explore on your own or consider joining an Optional Experience to the Royal Yacht Britannia or an in-depth tour of Edinburgh Castle. B

to return home. Say a fond bye for noo to new friends, closing the curtain on a memorable journey through Scotland. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers. B

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ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND HERITAGE From only R2563 per day* 8 DAYS •  7 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  2 COUNTRIES • 9 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS

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Delve deeper into the history and heritage of Britain, from Windsor Castle and Stratford-upon-Avon to the bonnie birthplace of kilts and clans. Let centuries-old architecture inspire you, fall in love with the beauty of the Lake District and engage with the best of Britain when you visit Bath, York, Edinburgh and Glasgow, topping it all off with a leisurely stroll in the footsteps of the golfing gods on the lawns of St. Andrews.

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Windsor View the castle Bath Visit the Georgian spa town Chester View the Tudor architecture and the half-timbered buildings known as the ‘Rows' Lake District Visit this picturesque region Glasgow View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour of Glasgow Loch Lomond See the freshwater lake with the largest surface area in Britain St. Andrews View the 18th green on St. Andrews Old Course 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 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 See full list of essential highlights online

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Day 1, London – Windsor – Bath – Cheltenham Begin and end your journey back in time on the busy streets of London. The British capital won't keep you from your exploration of the island's colourful history. This morning you'll travel west for a memorable encounter with royalty and the Roman Empire. Start with a visit to Windsor Castle, then continue to UNESCO-listed Bath where you'll want to sink your toes into the milky warm waters of its Roman Baths. View the city's beautiful Georgian façades before continuing to Cheltenham. D Hotel: Holiday Inn Express City Centre Day 2, Cheltenham – Chester – Liverpool The Romans left their magic touch on the pretty town of Chester. You'll view the city walls and the black

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and white half-timbered buildings, famously known as 'The Rows'. Take some time to explore Chester your way or join an Optional Experience to Llangollen in North Wales. Our home for the night is the haunt of the 'Fab Four', with an evening at leisure to explore Liverpool's legendary nightlife. B Hotel: Ibis Albert Dock Day 3, Liverpool – Lake District – Gretna Green – Glasgow There's no better way to embrace Lake District heritage this morning, than chugging along between Haverthwaite and Lakeside in an old-world steam train before joining an optional cruise on Lake Windermere. Stop at Gretna Green, where eloping couples would exchange their vows over the


DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM Blacksmith's anvil. Then continue to Glasgow, where you could join an Optional Experience for a night on the toon. B Hotel: Ibis City Centre Day 4, Glasgow – Scottish Highlands Kick-start your day with an introduction to Glasgow's industrial past and modern revival before channelling your inner Highlander. You could choose an optional

cruise on Loch Lomond before continuing to Glencoe, 'Glen of Weeping'. Local shepherd Neil and his enthusiastic border collies are ready to welcome guests on their Highland sheep farm for an Optional Experience this afternoon. You can perfect your sheep shearing skills before settling into your Highland hotel in the shadow of the UK's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. B, D Hotel: Laggan Day 5, Scottish Highlands – St. Andrews – near Edinburgh (Airth) Your scenic drive through the mystical landscapes of the Highlands takes you to Pitlochry. There's time to explore this salmon fishing centre on your own or join an Optional Experience to Blair Castle. The fairways and greens of St. Andrews, the birthplace of golf, are up next. B Hotel: Airth Castle Day 6, Edinburgh sightseeing and free time

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 3 WINDERMERE CRUISE Savour the beauty of the Lake District as you board a cruise on Lake Windermere, skirting the northern coastline past deserted islands, beautiful country homes and Wray Castle. DAY 4 HIGHLAND SHEEP FARM VISIT Take some time out to truly immerse yourself in the Highland way of life and visit a Highland sheep farm. You'll meet Neil and his border collies and have an opportunity to try your hand at sheep shearing and feeding the lambs. DAY 6 DO EDINBURGH YOUR WAY You can explore Edinburgh's Castle and all its treasures or discover first-hand why the Scots simply adore their favourite tipple during a whisky tasting.

Tuck into a hearty Scottish breakfast with tattie scones and all the trimmings. Today you'll need some extra sustenance as there's much to see and do in Scotland's hilly capital. The Georgian New Town, Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle all wait to be viewed in the company of your Local Specialist, so grab your camera and prepare for a memorable sightseeing tour revealing all the highlights of Auld Reekie. You'll have plenty of time to explore on your own or consider joining an Optional Experience to the Royal Yacht Britannia or an in-depth tour of Edinburgh Castle. B Day 7, Edinburgh – York – Bradford It's time to venture south on your return journey through England to London, but not before you come face-to-face with Hadrian's first-century attempt to keep the ‘barbarians' out of his Roman Empire. Continue to the walled city of York, where an orientation tour will guide you through its narrow medieval streets to its 13th-century Gothic cathedral. B Hotel: Jurys Inn

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Day 8, Bradford – Stratford-upon-Avon – London Your return journey to London is almost at its end, but not before a visit to Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of the famous bard, William Shakespeare, who became England's most beloved playwright. It's time for one last group picture as you say a fond farewell to your Travel Director and new friends in the capital of the United Kingdom. B

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BRITAIN AND IRELAND EXPERIENCE From only R2592 per day* 12 DAYS •  11 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  4 COUNTRIES • 15 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS Travel through landscapes that have inspired world-famous writers and poets, from Shakespeare to Robert Burns. On this 12-day journey across England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, you'll see medieval castles and cathedrals, wander past the famous Chester Rows and kiss the Blarney Stone. The idyllic settings of the Lake District, Dingle Peninsula and the Cotswolds give way to vibrant capitals and the little-known train station with the world's longest name.

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IRELAND Windsor View the castle Bath Visit the Georgian spa city Cardiff See the Principality Stadium and view Cardiff Castle Blarney Kiss the Blarney Stone during your visit of Blarney Castle Limerick View King John's Castle and see St. Mary's Cathedral Galway See Galway Cathedral Dublin With your Local Specialist, see St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral and Trinity College Liverpool Visit the hometown of the Beatles Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes the Royal Mile and views of the Castle 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 Oxford View the Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera

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Day 1, London – Windsor – Bath – Cardiff

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London's skyscrapers give way to an idyllic countryside as you wind your way to Windsor and then Bath. Cross the Severn Estuary into Wales. D Hotel: Copthorne

Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom, then embark on a scenic drive to Blarney Castle, where a quick kiss of the Blarney Stone will grant you the 'gift of the gab'. In Killarney, consider an optional Jaunting Car ride, before arriving in Tralee. B, D Hotel: Earl of Desmond

Day 2, Cardiff – Waterford Perhaps join this morning's Optional Experience to Cardiff Castle before driving past Carmarthen, the legendary birthplace of Merlin. See the 11th-century castle in which King Henry VII was born, then board your ferry to Ireland. B Hotel: Treacys

Day 4, Tralee – Dingle Peninsula – Limerick – Shannon Today's drive through the Dingle Peninsula is one filled with incredible views but there's more to see


DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM as you continue to Ireland's prettiest village, Adare. Continue to Limerick to see its medieval-era St. Mary's Cathedral and view King John's Castle, before arriving in Shannon where tonight you'll dine in your hotel. B, D Hotel: Park Inn Airport

Day 6, Dublin sightseeing and free time

Day 12, Cheltenham – Oxford – London

You're in good hands this morning as your Local Specialist reveals Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Dublin Castle. This afternoon explore Dublin at your leisure. B

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Day 5, Shannon – Galway – Dublin

Day 7, Dublin – Chester – Liverpool (Wigan)

Drive through County Clare bound for Galway and see its modern cathedral before heading to Dublin for an optional cabaret evening. B Hotel: Citywest

Say a fond slán go fóill to the 'Emerald Isle', crossing the Irish Sea bound for Holyhead. View the station boasting one of the longest names in the world, then head to Chester and onto Liverpool where the musical 'Fab Four' had their start. B Hotel: Holiday Inn Express

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 2 VISIT CARDIFF CASTLE Explore Cardiff's historic heart when you embark on a private tour of Cardiff Castle and admire what remains of the fanciful inspiration of its architect William Burgess before climbing its 1,000-year-old keep for panoramic views. DAY 6 DO DUBLIN YOUR WAY You can discover how Guinness remains one of Ireland's favourite brews or explore an important monastic site in the ‘garden of Ireland'. DAY 8 WINDERMERE CRUISE Savour the beauty of the Lake District as you board a cruise on Lake Windermere, skirting the northern coastline past deserted islands, beautiful country homes and Wray Castle.

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Day 9, Edinburgh sightseeing and free time Your Local Specialist will guide this morning's sightseeing tour past the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. Consider joining one of two special Optional Experiences this afternoon – board the Royal Yacht Britannia or visit Edinburgh Castle. This evening, an Optional Experience could see you visit an ancient village or dance up a storm to the skirl of traditional bagpipes. B

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Day 10, Edinburgh (Dunfermline) – York – Leeds Your journey south ventures to all that remains of Jedburgh Abbey. Stop at Carter Bar to snap a selfie at the Anglo-Scottish border. Then view Hadrian's Wall before stopping in York for an orientation tour. Wander down the cobbled Shambles, then continue to your hotel in Leeds where dinner is served this evening. B, D Hotel: Holiday Inn Garforth Day 11, Leeds – Stratford-upon-Avon – Cheltenham Embark on your own exploration of Stratford-uponAvon, the historic market town where England's famous bard was born and buried. There's time to join an Optional Experience to Warwick Castle. B Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton

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BRITAIN AND IRELAND EXPLORER From only R2500 per day* 16 DAYS •  15 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  5 COUNTRIES • 20 MEALS

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Go behind the scenes on an exploration of all the highlights of Great Britain and Ireland, from the haunt of Shakespeare to Edinburgh's medieval allure, the sweeping Cliffs of Moher to England's celebrated Lake District. Come face-toface with the legacies of the Vikings, Romans and Normans, witness the sites of great tragedies and triumphs, and keep a keen eye out for an elusive monster hidden in a famous loch. Stratford-upon-Avon Visit the town of Shakespeare's Birth York View York Minster and the Shambles Hadrian’s Wall View the remains of the Roman wall Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the Castle Loch Ness View the most famous loch of them all Glasgow View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour Lake District View Lake Windermere Chester View the timbered buildings known as the ‘Rows' Dublin Sightseeing with a Local Specialist. See St. Patrick's Cathedral and Trinity College Cliffs of Moher View the cliffs and visit the Atlantic Edge exhibition Blarney Kiss the Blarney Stone Bath Visit the Georgian spa town See full list of essential highlights online

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Day 1, London – Stratford-upon-Avon – York – Bradford Wind your way to Stratford-upon Avon where there's time to explore the town where England's favourite bard was born. Continue to York and wander through its medieval streets to York Minster. Hotel: Jurys Inn Day 2, Bradford – Edinburgh (Airth) All that lies between you and bonnie Scotland and Jedburgh Abbey is Hadrian's Wall. This evening, an Optional Experience could see you visit an ancient village for dinner. B Hotel: Airth Castle Day 3, Edinburgh sightseeing and free time Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist rolls past the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Consider joining one of two

special Optional Experiences – board the Royal Yacht Britannia or visit Edinburgh Castle. B Day 4, Edinburgh (Airth) – St. Andrews – Scottish Highlands Your first stop today is St. Andrews. Later, join an Optional Experience to Blair Castle near Pitlochry and an exhilarating optional encounter with a shepherd and his sheep. B, D Hotel: Carrbridge Day 5, Scottish Highlands excursion Keep a keen eye out for ‘Nessie' before arriving in Inverness. Today's poignant highlight is a visit to Culloden, where clansmen fought to keep their traditions alive. Return to your hotel in the Highlands for dinner. B, D


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Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 3 EDINBURGH CASTLE VISIT Visit Edinburgh Castle, which dominates the city's skyline and was a royal residence before being claimed as a military fortress in the 17th century. You'll also see the Scottish regalia. DAY 4 HIGHLAND FARM EXPERIENCE Visit a Highland sheep farm and meet the shepherd and his border collies for insights into their training, sheep shearing and life on the farm. You may even get to feed the lambs. DAY 9 DO DUBLIN YOUR WAY You can explore Ireland's ancient East during a visit to 6th-century Glendalough or learn about the origins of Guinness brews at its birthplace in Dublin.

an optional cruise and ride on a steam train. B, D Hotel: Ramada Plaza Day 8, Wrexham – Chester – Dublin See the legacy of Roman rule during this morning's visit to the ancient walled city of Chester. Cross to Ireland and its youthful capital, Dublin in time for an Optional Experience at a local restaurant-pub. B Hotel: Maldron Newlands Cross Day 9, Dublin sightseeing and free time Embrace your playful side on this morning's sightseeing tour through Ireland's whimsical capital with a Local Specialist. View St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle and Trinity College. Join a Local Specialist for an optional tour of 6th-century Glendalough. B Day 10, Dublin – Boyle – Co. Donegal There's no better way to admire today's scenery than joining an optional cruise along the Shannon River, the longest river in the British Isles. Later, view the ruins of the 12th-century Boyle Abbey before arriving in Drumcliff, where W.B. Yeats was laid to rest. B, D Hotel: Grand Central Day 11, County Donegal excursion Your scenic drive through County Donegal will deliver a multitude of dramatic landscapes. This afternoon's visit to Belleek Pottery reveals over a century of porcelain craftsmanship. B Day 12, Co. Donegal – Galway – Cliffs of Moher – Shannon After a brief visit to Galway, stop at the Cliffs of Moher and its interactive Cliffs Exhibition before heading to your hotel in Shannon. B, D Hotel: Park Inn Airport Day 13, Shannon – Dingle Peninsula – Co. Kerry A scenic drive around the Dingle Peninsula reveals a land of stone monuments, wild beaches and verdant pastures. Later arrive in Tralee in County Kerry. B Hotel: River Island Day 14, Co. Kerry – Blarney – Waterford Kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'. Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom (when open) before an optional evening at a local pub with a Local Specialist. B Hotel: Treacys Day 15, Waterford – Cardiff Your orientation of Cardiff will take you past its Millennium Centre and the National Assembly. Join an optional tour of Cardiff Castle followed by an optional evening of Welsh music, culture and humour. B Hotel: Copthorne

Day 16, Cardiff – Bath – Windsor – London Venture to Bath, whose Roman Baths have given this ancient spa town its name. Visit Windsor and view the world's oldest and largest inhabited castle before returning to London. B

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SPANISH EXPERIENCE From only R2456 per day*

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ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS Life in Spain is a fiesta you're always invited to attend. Afternoons of siesta give way to the fiery rhythms of the flamenco, late-night tapas bars and illuminated plazas filled with well-heeled patrons ready for a night on the town and leisurely starts to the next day. Your 9-day journey through Spain promises a mesmerising encounter with Madrid, Seville, Granada and Valencia. See Gaudí's Barcelona, the medieval sights of Toledo and the rolling Andalusian plains – Spain puts its best foot forward and you'll not want to miss a thing. Madrid Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the Royal Palace, Retiro Park and the Cibeles Fountain Toledo Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the Synagogue and Cathedral; enjoy a visit to 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, Plaza de España and Giralda Tower Granada Enjoy a scenic drive to this Moorish city Guadix View the cave homes in 'Barrio Troglodyte' Valencia See the town hall, Cathedral, Towers of Serrano and Quart and the City of Arts and Sciences Peñiscola See the ancient castle overlooking the Mediterranean Sea Barcelona Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia, La Rambla and views from Montjuïc

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Day 3, Madrid – Toledo – Puerto Lápice – Seville

It won't take long for Madrid to get under your skin. Once you've checked in to your hotel, you'll have some time to relax before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers who'll be joining you on this adventure. When the sun sets, head out onto the streets to watch this football-mad metropolis come to life. You could join your group for an Optional Experience walking tour of the city with a chance to indulge in the tapas at a local restaurant. Hotel: Occidental Castellana Norte

Toledo's hilltop vantage point, ancient city walls and legacy of traditional sword making will leave you in no doubt that was a city worth fighting for. Join your Local Specialist for a leisurely walking tour through its streets and visit a steel workshop to learn about the tradition of sword making which dates back to Roman times. Head south to Puerto Lápice where the fictional Don Quixote was dubbed a knight by a local innkeeper, then continue to Seville. B, D Hotel: MA Congresos

Day 2, Madrid sightseeing and free time

A place of grand monuments, beautiful weather and the home of the flamenco, it's no wonder Seville has been the royal family's favourite retreat for centuries. Your Local Specialist will reveal some of the city's most iconic sites, including Maria Luisa Park, constructed for the Ibero-American Exposition in 1929. A free evening in Seville would not be complete without a fiery flamenco performance and our Optional Experience will take you to the best show in town. B

Gear up for a busy morning of sightseeing with your Local Specialist who will show you the Cibeles Fountain, the Gran Vía, Paseo de la Castellana and the Royal Palace. Then, enjoy a free afternoon or visit the UNESCO-listed Segovia, with its famous Roman aqueduct and fairy-tale Alcázar, during an Optional Experience. B

Day 4, Seville sightseeing and free time


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Day 6, Granada – Guadix – Valencia

Travel back to a time when the Moors ruled the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, their last stronghold before being banished to North Africa. Their Arab influences remain to this day in the Moorish architecture and tetería tea houses of Granada. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city's narrow, cobbled streets on your own or consider an Optional Experience visit to the Albaicín Quarter, the city's oldest neighbourhood. B Hotel: Macia Condor

Capture the curious cave dwellings of Guadix on camera before continuing to the modern metropolis of Valencia. Embark on an orientation tour to view the Town Hall, Towers of Serrano and Quart and Valencia Cathedral, then stop to view the other-worldly City of Arts and Sciences, a futuristic urban recreation centre for culture and science. Dinner tonight is at your hotel. B, D Hotel: Mas Camarena

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 2 VISIT UNESCO-LISTED SEGOVIA Segovia's fairy-tale Alcázar, soaring ancient Roman aqueduct and ornate esgrafiado façades make this one Optional Experience you won't want to miss. DAY 4 THE BEST FLAMENCO SHOW IN TOWN Embrace the passion and rhythm of a mesmerising Andalusian flamenco in Seville this evening. We've got tickets to the best show in town. DAY 8 DO BARCELONA YOUR WAY You can explore the other-worldly talents of Gaudí at Park Güell or indulge in Spanish foodie culture and delicious flavours on a local tapas tour.

Day 7, Valencia – Peñíscola – Barcelona sightseeing Our journey continues north to Peñíscola, where we'll view the towering Templar castle used as a palace by the Spanish Pope, immortalised in the Hollywood classic, El Cid. We continue to Barcelona, where your Local Specialist will reveal the city's key highlights including Gaudí's La Sagrada Família and the Plaça de Catalunya. See the lively La Rambla and soak up the most inspiring panoramas of the city from the top of Montjuïc. For dinner this evening, consider an Optional Experience to a Catalan-style restaurant. B Hotel: Hesperia Sant Just Day 8, Barcelona free day This is your chance to get fully acquainted with Barcelona. You'll have the free day on your own or consider an opportunity to visit the monastery in the mountains of Montserrat to see the Black Madonna. After a day of sightseeing, maybe become a cava connoisseur at one of the bars overlooking the Mediterranean with new friends, before one final dinner together to reminisce about your epic experiencia española. B, D Day 9, Depart Barcelona

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So long Spain! Our grand adventure through imperial cities and golden and green landscapes may have come to an end, but we'll keep its fiery passion burning long after our departure. It's time to bid our compañeros a fond farewell. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/ freetransfers. B Please Note: Your coach returns to Madrid from Barcelona on day 9. You are welcome to use this complimentary transfer. Drop-off in Madrid will be at the Costsaver Madrid hotel and not at the airport. Arrival will be at approximately 6pm, depending on traffic conditions.

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IBERIAN EXPLORER From only R2147 per day*

13 DAYS •  12 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  3 COUNTRIES • 16 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS Add a dash of emoción to your journey across the Iberian Peninsula, following an enticing trail of tapas, architectural triumphs and centuries-old art on this 13-day adventure through Spain and Portugal. You'll ramble through Barcelona, people-watch in Madrid, and stroll along the golden beaches of Costa del Sol. Other famous highlights along the way include the ancient cave dwellings at Guadix, Lisbon's iconic Belém Tower and the world's greatest Gothic Cathedral in sizzling Seville. Barcelona Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia, La Rambla and views from Montjuïc Valencia Orientation tour includes the Cathedral, Town Hall, Towers of Serrano and Quart and City of Arts and Sciences Guadix View the cave homes in 'Barrio Troglodyte' Gibraltar Visit the famous Rock of Gibraltar Seville Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the Cathedral, Plaza de España 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 Madrid Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the Royal Palace, Retiro Park and the Cibeles Fountain See full list of essential highlights online

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Bienvenido a España! Check in to your Barcelona hotel, then take some time to recharge siesta-style before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a glimpse of what lies ahead. D Hotel: Campanile Sud Cornella

Head to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and view an underground world of the curious cave dwellings of Guadix. Continue across the Mora Pass to Granada, the last stronghold of the Moors in Spain. B Hotel: Macia Condor

Day 2, Barcelona sightseeing and free time

Embrace the laid-back spirit of your Spanish hosts and spend your free morning exploring Granada and its Moorish influences on your own. Consider an Optional Experience to the Albaicín Quarter before heading to the Costa del Sol. This evening, maybe join an Optional Experience to the hilltop village of Mijas followed by a delicious Mediterranean seafood meal. B Hotel: Sol Guadalmar/Tryp Alameda

Capture the sights and sounds of Plaça de Catalunya and the ornate La Sagrada Família as you tour the city with a Local Specialist, ascending to Montjuïc for sublime views of the skyline. Consider an Optional Experience to Montserrat with its hidden monastery. B Day 3, Barcelona – Peñíscola – Valencia Our first stop today is in Peñíscola to see the imposing 13th-century Templar Castle. We continue to Valencia, for views of the Town Hall, the Towers of Serrano and Quart, the Cathedral and the futuristic ‘City of Arts and Sciences', recessed in the Turia riverbed. B, D Hotel: Mas Camarena

Day 5, Granada – Costa del Sol

Day 6, Costa del Sol – Gibraltar – Seville Explore a slice of Britain when you cross the border into Gibraltar. See the Barbary apes and visit the cave of St. Michael at the Rock of Gibraltar on an Optional Experience. Continue to Seville, where you'll have an


DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM opportunity to see an optional flamenco show. B, D Hotel: MA Congresos Day 7, Seville sightseeing and free time A Local Specialist is on hand today to reveal Seville's special allure as you see the world's largest Gothic Cathedral and its Giralda Bell Tower. Perhaps, join an Optional Experience to the Alcázar, built by a Christian king who loved Mudéjar architecture. Later, spend some time exploring the city's Old Quarter on your own. B

Day 8, Seville – Lisbon Journey through the golden and green plains of the Alentejo to Lisbon. You'll be drawn to the city's vibrant nightlife in the Bairro Alto and beyond, so head out with new friends for a night on the town or join your Travel Director for a poignant Optional Experience including a melancholic fado performance. B Hotel: Ramada by Wyndham Day 9, Lisbon sightseeing and free time Head to the banks of the Tagus River this morning, joining a Local Specialist for an included sightseeing tour which will take you past the iconic Hieronymite Monastery and Belém Tower. Later, you could choose to visit the beach playgrounds of Estoril and Cascais, as well as Sintra, on an Optional Experience of the iconic Golden Triangle. B Day 10, Lisbon – Fátima – Salamanca

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 2 VISIT MYSTICAL MONTSERRAT See the famous Black Madonna when you visit enchanting Montserrat and its Benedictine monastery, founded in the 11th century. DAY 7 DO SEVILLE YOUR WAY You can learn how to perform a fiery Flamenco or get hands on and create your own Spanish culinary masterpieces. DAY 9 SEAFOOD DINNER ON THE TAGUS A visit to seafaring Lisbon would be incomplete without sampling a typical Portuguese meal of the freshest seafood dishes, whilst overlooking the city's impressive suspension bridge.

Rub shoulders with visiting pilgrims who have made the journey to the Catholic pilgrimage centre of Fátima. There's time to explore the Basilica and Sanctuary before crossing the Spanish border bound for Salamanca. Your Travel Director will take you on a brief orientation to reveal their favourite spots before your free evening. B, D Hotel: Vincci Ciudad Day 11, Salamanca – Madrid sightseeing Arriving in Madrid, you'll embark on a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist to view the Cibeles Fountain, Gran Vía and Paseo de la Castellana. Admire views of the Royal Palace and Retiro Park, followed by a free evening to savour Madrid's vibrant nightlife – resist the urge to set an early curfew and perhaps join an optional dinner. B Hotel: Auditorium Day 12, Madrid free day There's every excuse to rise with the Madrileños and enjoy a leisurely start to your morning. You'll have a full free day to discover the legacy of 'Madrid's Best Mayor', which installed Madrid as one of the most gracious capitals across Europe. Perhaps take an opportunity to join an Optional Experience to the medieval city of Toledo. B Day 13, Depart Madrid Keep that Spanish gusto in your step as you prepare to close the curtain on your epic journey through Spain and Portugal. It's time to say a final hasta la vista to new friends and your Travel Director. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers. B

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PICTURESQUE PORTUGAL From only R2600 per day*

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ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS PORTUGAL

Religious landmarks, monuments to the Discoveries and the melancholic trill of the fado follow this 7-day journey from Lisbon, Portugal's seafaring capital, to Porto on the Douro River. Connect with your generous Portuguese hosts, wander through medieval cities and savour a delicious pasteis de nata or two as you wind your way north through villages, towns and cities, delving into the country's colourful history and culture.

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Lisbon View Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries on your sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist Fátima Visit the celebrated Shrine Tomar See the legacy left in Tomar by the Knights Templar Coimbra View one of Europe's oldest universities, the Old Cathedral and Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha Porto Explore the treasures in Porto's medieval Ribeira Quarter with a Local Specialist

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Pastel and azulejo-clad façades line Lisbon's narrow streets which ramble across and over its seven hills from St. George Castle to the Tagus River. Gaze over the Portuguese capital's terracotta rooftops, soaking up its small-town atmosphere before meeting your Travel Director and companheiros for a glimpse of what lies ahead. Tonight you'll join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for dinner and sample some of the local favourites that you'll encounter throughout your journey across Portugal. D Hotel: VIP Executive Zurique Day 2, Lisbon sightseeing and free time Explore the Age of the Discoveries and Portugal's role as a global maritime power many centuries ago when you join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour.

See the Hieronymite Monastery and the medieval quarter before taking in views of the Belém Tower. Take the rest of the day to explore on your own. Hop on one of Lisbon's signature trams rolling along the city's cinematic hillsides and you'll quickly discover leafy squares and countless corner tascas for a quick coffee and pasteis de nata fix. Maybe join an Optional Experience to visit Portugal's Golden Triangle of Cascais, Estoril and Sintra to see some of the country's most extravagant palaces. This evening, perhaps join an optional traditional Portuguese dinner amidst the heart-wrenching, melancholic sounds of the fado. B Day 3, Lisbon free day Que bom! A full free day in Lisboa to explore the enchanting Portuguese capital your way. The secret


DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM to living a long life lies in eating a big breakfast, but as you'll come to discover in Lisbon that may extend to a big lunch and dinner too. Spend the day indulging in a culinary adventure on your own or choose an optional visit to the fishing village of Nazaré, set on a wide bay overlooking the Atlantic. This Optional Experience also includes a visit to Óbidos where

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 2 FADO EVENING WITH DINNER A poignant evening filled with the melancholic sounds of fado awaits on this optional dinner in Lisbon's hilly Bairro Alto district. DAY 3 NAZARÉ AND ÓBIDOS SIGHTSEEING Visit the fishing village of Nazaré and Óbidos, famous for its Ginja cherry drink dispensed in chocolate cups. DAY 5 VISIT AVEIRO Head to the Atlantic coast and seaside town of Aveiro where you'll want to taste the local Ovos Moles sweets for which the town is famous. DAY 6 DOURO CRUISE AND DINNER Fall in love with the north of Portugal as you join a cruise and dinner experience winding your way down the vineyard-clad Douro River, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, following the route once taken to transport port to the cellars near Porto.

you'll have time to explore the medieval walled city with its whitewashed houses and cobblestone lanes. Aside from its obvious charm and history that predates the founding of Portugal, Óbidos is also home to the delightfully decadent Ginja cherry liqueur served up in tiny chocolate cups. B Day 4, Lisbon – Fátima – Tomar – Coimbra Leave Lisbon behind, bound for Fátima, a site of celebrated religious miracles. It was here that three young shepherds are said to have seen an apparition of the Virgin Mary in 1917. Explore the Basilica and Sanctuary on your own before heading to the Templar city of Tomar, a beautiful reminder of Portuguese Renaissance. Later, arrive in Coimbra for an orientation drive. This evening, enjoy dinner in your hotel with your travel companions. B, D Hotel: Dona Inês Day 5, Coimbra – Porto You'll have the whole morning to explore Coimbra your way, or head to the seaside resort of Aveiro on an Optional Experience. Don't leave town without sampling the delicious Ovos Moles sweets for which Aveiro is famous, then head north to Porto. You'll arrive in time for a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist of the city's UNESCO-listed medieval Ribeira Quarter, the port and the remarkable bridges that span the Douro River. With an evening to do as you wish, you may be tempted to head to the water's edge and one of the city's Port wine cellars. B Hotel: Holiday Inn Gaia

travel companions a boa viagem and até a proxima. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers. B Please Note: Your coach returns to Lisbon from Porto on day 7. You are welcome to use this complimentary transfer. Drop-off in Lisbon will be at the Costsaver Lisbon hotel and not at the airport. Arrival will be at approximately 5pm, depending on traffic conditions.

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Day 6, Porto free day Savour a full day to go back in time and explore Porto's historic centre with its beautiful Baroque façades. You could choose instead to join an Optional Experience to Braga, Portugal's religious capital. A Local Specialist will reveal insights into Braga's historic centre and you'll have an opportunity to see Europe's largest and most magnificent sculpted Baroque staircase. This evening, an optional cruise along the Douro, followed by a dinner of local specialties, is a fitting way to end your journey through Portugal. Watch the city light up as you enjoy a night cap and the fresh river breeze. B

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Day 7, Depart Porto You've explored Portugal's illustrious past, savoured Mediterranean flavours that will linger long after you leave and made lasting new friendships. All that's left is to take your airport transfer and wish your

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HIGHLIGHTS OF SPAIN, MOROCCO AND PORTUGAL From only R2288 per day* 16 DAYS •  15 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  3 COUNTRIES • 21 MEALS

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The scents of spice and the warm embrace of the sun-kissed Mediterranean are never far when you embark on this uplifting voyage through Spain, Portugal and Morocco. Explore the bustling cities of Madrid and Marrakesh, cross the Straits of Gibraltar and feast your eyes on the colourful façades of Seville. From there, Portugal and her hilly capital of Lisbon await. They say great things happen in threes and this certainly rings true with this dynamic trio.

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Madrid Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the Royal Palace, Retiro Park and the Cibeles Fountain Toledo Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the synagogue and cathedral, enjoy a visit to a steel workshop Rabat View the Mausoleum and Royal Palace during your orientation Marrakesh Visit Bahia Palace and Djemaa elFna Square during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist Fes Sightseeing includes a walking tour of the Medina and views of the Royal Palace Seville Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the Cathedral, Plaza de España and Giralda Tower Lisbon View Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries on your sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist

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Day 1, Arrive Madrid Elegant Madrid kick-starts your exciting journey across Spain, Morocco and Portugal. On arrival, check in to your hotel and enjoy some time on your own before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travel compañeros. Hotel: Meliá Avenida América Day 2, Madrid sightseeing and free time Join your Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour to view the Cibeles Fountain, the Gran Vía and Paseo de la Castellana. Admire the Royal Palace, then enjoy some time to explore the city further. B Day 3, Madrid – Toledo – Granada Embark on a scenic journey through La Mancha where the Spanish novel Don Quixote was set. View the skyline of Toledo, then join your Local Specialist for a captivating walking tour. Visit a steel workshop to see

Toledo's famous steel craft and then continue to the former Moorish stronghold of Granada, where tonight you could choose to watch an optional fiery gypsy performance. B, D Hotel: Macia Condor Day 4, Granada – Costa Del Sol Take to Granada's narrow cobbled streets for an independent exploration of the city. Delve into its Arab history and culture during an Optional Experience visit to the Albaicín Quarter, then continue south to the sun-kissed Andalusian holiday retreat of Malaga. B Hotel: Sol Guadalmar/Tryp Alameda Day 5, Costa del Sol – Tangier Follow the coast to the edge of the Strait of Gibraltar, which you'll cross this morning bound for Moroccan shores. You'll arrive in Tangier, the gateway to Morocco and your home for the night. B, D Hotel: Andalucia Golf


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Day 8, Marrakesh – Fes

In Rabat, we'll view the Mausoleum of Mohammed V and the 19th-century Royal Palace before continuing to Casablanca. Enjoy views of the Hassan II Mosque with the world's tallest minaret, then venture to Marrakesh, a favourite holiday haunt of Sir Winston Churchill. B Hotel: Almas

Depart Marrakesh and travel north to Fes, home to the world's oldest university. Relax after your journey and enjoy dinner at your hotel tonight. B, D Hotel: Menzeh Zalagh

Day 7, Marrakesh sightseeing and free time Dive right into the heady, hectic pace of Marrakesh, joining your Local Specialist for a guided sightseeing tour and visit to the ornate Bahia Palace. Head to Djemaa el-Fna Square where snake charmers, food vendors and twirling Gwana dancers vie for your attention. Maybe join an Optional Experience to a Berber village in the Ourika Valley. B, D

Day 9, Fes sightseeing and free time Join a Local Specialist for a stroll through the Fes Medina. Admire traditional Moroccan handiwork during a visit to a carpet cooperative and see the centuriesold tanning pits. B Day 10, Fes – Seville We return to Spain this morning, crossing the Straits of Gibraltar and heading north to Seville. Spend the evening relaxing in preparation for a day of sightseeing tomorrow. B, D Hotel: MA Congresos Day 11, Seville sightseeing and free time Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the Plaza de España, Maria Luisa Park and Seville's Old Quarter where you'll have an opportunity to view the spectacular Cathedral of Seville and the Giralda bell tower. After having the rest of the day to explore on your own, consider a foot-tapping Optional Experience at a flamenco show. B

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a couple of our favourites. DAY 2 VISIT UNESCO-LISTED SEGOVIA Segovia's fairy-tale Alcázar, soaring ancient Roman aqueduct and ornate esgrafiado façades make this one Optional Experience you won't want to miss. DAY 9 ARABIAN DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT IN A RIAD Feast like the locals do when you visit a traditional Riad for a homemade dinner of Moroccan favourites and an enchanting belly dancing performance.

Day 12, Seville – Lisbon Our journey to Portugal takes us through the rolling golden and green plains of the Alentejo to Lisbon. If you're tempted to take to the city's hilly cobblestone streets this evening, join your Travel Director for an Optional Experience fado performance. B Hotel: VIP Executive Santa Iria Day 13, Lisbon sightseeing and free time Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour including views of Belém Tower, the Monument to the Discoveries and the Hieronymite Monastery. B Day 14, Lisbon – Fátima – Salamanca Travel to Fátima where you'll rub shoulders with visiting pilgrims who have come to pray and seek divine guidance. Continue to Salamanca, joining your Travel Director for a brief orientation of the city. B Hotel: Vincci Ciudad

in Madrid with your new friends to toast to shared memories and your next holiday? Salud! B, D Hotel: Meliá Avenida América Day 16, Depart Madrid As the curtain closes on your mesmerising journey through Spain, Morocco and Portugal, bid your Travel Director and newfound friends a fond farewell. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers. B

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JEWELS OF FRANCE INCLUDING NORMANDY From only R2700 per day* 8 DAYS •  7 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  1 COUNTRY • 9 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS Buckle up for a lively encounter with the highlights of France. On this 8-day love affair with the world's most visited country, you'll get your fill of centuries of French heritage and culture across the valleys and vineyards of northern France, from Joan of Arc's Rouen to its glittering capital, Paris. Amidst all that French joie de vivre, you'll encounter those iconic sights and landmarks you've always longed to see – the Eiffel Tower, Mont-Saint-Michel, and the D-Day Landing beaches on the Normandy coast. Rouen View the cathedral Honfleur Visit this picturesque port Normandy Visit the D-Day Landing beaches of Omaha Mont-Saint-Michel Visit the island town and view the abbey Loire Valley Visit the magnificent Château de Chenonceau with your Local Specialist, see the Château d'Amboise and view the Château de Chambord Paris Sightseeingincludes views of the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées and the Eiffel Tower

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TOURS Loire Valley Saumur

Day 1, Arrive Paris

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Ah Paris! Audrey Hepburn described it best when she said 'Paris is always a good idea'. We're sure you'll agree. After checking in, meet your Travel Director, then explore the city your way. This evening, why not join your fellow travellers for an optional evening tour through Montmartre's maze of streets? Hotel: Ibis Alésia Montparnasse 14éme

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Rouen

Retrace the steps of one of France's beloved daughters, St. Joan of Arc, when you visit medieval Rouen today. Here you'll view the city's impressive cathedral whose towers, statues and pinnacles were favourite subjects in the paintings of French Impressionist, Claude Monet. There's time to stretch your legs along

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Honfleur's colourful 17th-century harbour before heading to Deauville. With its racecourse and high-profile international film festival, this handsome resort town has long been a playground for well-heeled Parisians. B Hotel: Ibis Styles Centre Day 3, Deauville – D-Day Landing Beaches – Mont-Saint-Michel – Rennes Begin your day with a moving visit to the D-Day Landing beaches and American cemetery at Omaha. After an incredibly humbling experience, you'll continue to the UNESCO-listed Mont-Saint-Michel, which rises almost magically up from the sea at high tide. Arriving in Rennes later, you'll be free to explore the city as you wish. B Hotel: Mercure Centre Gare


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Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 1 DISCOVER THE DISTRICT OF MONTMARTRE Spend the evening getting to know Paris and your fellow travellers a little better when you embark on an exciting evening tour of Montmartre. DAY 4 DINNER IN THE LOIRE VALLEY Indulge in fine food and award-winning wines in an Old World setting on this authentic Loire Valley dining experience. DAY 5 IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI Tread in the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci when you visit the elegant manor house where he spent his final years, including displays of his most extraordinary inventions. DAY 6 A NIGHT AT THE CABARET Embrace a little French flair and indulge in an exhilarating evening of dinner, champagne and cabaret. DAY 7 DO PARIS YOUR WAY You can admire panoramic views and visit Napoleon's final resting place or meet local vendors and artisans on a guided foodie walking tour.

Day 4, Rennes – Saumur – Tours

Day 8, Depart Paris

This is châteaux country, where elegant estates and manicured gardens dot the Loire River as it slices through the heart of France. You'll see why this scenic area has attracted French aristocracy for centuries. Discover Saumur, sitting elegantly astride the Loire and home to France's national equestrian school. Not only is the city of Tours the former capital of France and a beautiful gateway to the Loire Valley, it's also heaven for foodies as you'll have an opportunity to discover on your free evening. Raise a glass to good food and good friends as you join an Optional Experience dinner in the Loire Valley. B Hotel: Ibis Styles Sud

Your whirlwind adventure through France has come to an end. You've seen medieval cities, walked in the footsteps of saints, soldiers and noblemen, and immersed yourself in the art, culture, history and cuisine of northern France – just enough to whet your appetite for another visit. Say a fond au revoir to your Travel Director and newfound friends. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers. B

Day 5, Loire Valley sightseeing All that glitters really is gold which you'll come to discover as you explore the fairy-tale châteaux of the Loire Valley today. Your first stop is at Château d'Amboise. Here an Optional Experience reveals the estate's link to Leonardo da Vinci. The next jewel to discover is stylish Chenonceau. Here a Local Specialist will take you on a whimsical tour before you return to your hotel for dinner tonight. B, D Day 6, Tours – Chambord – Paris On your return journey to Paris, you'll have an opportunity to view the grand Château de Chambord and its surrounding forest. Winding your way north past orchards, vineyards, cathedrals and châteaux, you'll arrive in Paris just in time to enjoy a memorable Optional Experience featuring dinner and a dazzling cabaret show. B Hotel: Ibis Alésia Montparnasse 14éme

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Day 7, Paris sightseeing and free time All the main icons feature on your morning sightseeing tour of Paris with your Travel Director. From the Eiffel Tower and grand Champs Élysées to the iconic Arc de Triomphe, honouring those who fought and died for France over the centuries, you won't miss a thing. There's plenty of time this afternoon to discover Paris for yourself. Take a stroll through the medieval Latin Quarter with a Local Specialist during an Optional Experience. There's even time to people-watch at a sidewalk bistro. B, D

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HIGHLIGHTS OF FRANCE From only R2716 per day*

13 DAYS •  12 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  2 COUNTRIES • 16 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS It won't take long for France to touch your heart, but in 13 days it will capture it outright. Surrender to the allure of the Loire Valley, the sophisticated French Riviera and historic villages, towns and cities from Beaune to Bordeaux. You'll explore a hidden realm of scenic vineyard-clad landscapes, admire the medieval façades of Carcassonne and get your WWII history fix in Normandy, where the humbling tales of the D-Day Landings come to life. Paris Sightseeingincludes 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 Pont du Gard View the Roman Aqueduct Lourdes View St. Bernadette's Grotto Bordeaux Orientation tour St. Émilion Visit the famous wine village Loire Valley Visit the magnificent Château de Chenonceau with your Local Specialist and view the Châteaux at Amboise and Chambord Mont-Saint-Michel Visit the island town and view the abbey Normandy Visit the D-Day Landing beaches of Omaha Honfleur Visit this picturesque port Rouen View the cathedral See full list of essential highlights online

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Honfleur Omaha Beach

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Day 1, Arrive Paris This is one capital city that doesn't hold back and doesn't expect you to either. You might like to get a head start on your sightseeing and join an Optional Experience this evening, including dinner and a scenic drive. Hotel: Novotel 14 Porte d'Orléans Day 2, Paris sightseeing and free time Hit its grand boulevards on a city sightseeing tour conducted by your Travel Director in the heart of Paris, including the Arc de Triomphe and Champs Élysées. Don't resist the urge to join an optional visit to Montmartre this afternoon, followed by an optional dinner and cabaret performance. B Day 3, Paris – Beaune – Lyon

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Lyon, consider joining an Optional Experience which will deliver France's gastronomic capital on a plate. B Hotel: Axotel Perrache Day 4, Lyon – Avignon – Monaco – French Riviera A brief brush with the Papacy in the 14th century has gifted Avignon with some of the world's most incredible religious architectural legacies. View its Palace of the Popes and St. Bénezet Bridge before your journey southwards to the Principality of Monaco and the Côte d'Azur. B, D Hotel: Campanile Nice Aéroport Day 5, French Riveria free day Rest and relaxation are the order of the day on the French Riviera, but when you're ready to pull yourself away from the sun-lounger, opt for a visit to the pretty hill-top town of Saint-Paul-de-Vence and Nice. B


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Day 7, Nîmes – Carcassonne – Lourdes

Day 13, Depart Paris

There's not a stone out of place as you'll discover yourself when you view the magnificent Pont du Gard. Continue to Nîmes to see how the Roman Empire left its magic touch on its architecture. During your afternoon you could choose to delve into the secret stories and life of Vincent van Gogh. B, D Hotel: C Suites

Up first today is an orientation tour of Carcassonne, a medieval town set behind fortified stone walls. Your next stop is the pilgrimage town of Lourdes. Explore the Basilica perched atop St. Bernadette's Grotto then join devoted pilgrims for an optional torchlight procession. B Hotel: Mercure Imperial

And just like that, you've seen all the highlights of France. From Paris and beyond, you'll be finishing your trip this morning with a lifetime's supply of memories. Say a fond au revoir to your Travel Director and newfound friends. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers. B

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 2 KICK UP YOUR FEET AT THE CABARET Have some fun amidst the feathers and frills of a Parisian cabaret – an unforgettable dinner and performance at one of Paris's most famous cabaret venues. DAY 5 SAINT-PAUL-DE-VENCE AND NICE Visit Saint-Paul-de-Vence and Nice with a Local Specialist who will reveal why both are popular haunts for celebrities seeking the warmth and privacy of a Mediterranean retreat. DAY 9 WINE TASTING IN A FRENCH CHÂTEAU Explore the flavours of the world's most famous wine region when you visit a historic French château and vineyard, where you'll explore the underground cellars and learn how the local Bordeaux wine is made.

Day 8, Lourdes – Biarritz – Bordeaux Take your cue from the European royals who have been visiting Biarritz since the 1800s and find your new favourite spot on a wicker chair in the sun. You could choose an Optional Experience into the Pyrénées instead before your journey continues to Bordeaux. B Hotel: Ibis Centre Meriadeck

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Today's scenic drive takes you past St. Émilion and the unusual buildings of Futuroscope, the amusement and science theme park at Poitiers. This is château country and there's no better way to explore it than joining an optional wine tasting at a UNESCOlisted vineyard. Later arrive in the city of Tours. B, D Hotel: Ibis Styles Sud

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Day 10, Loire Valley and Châteaux excursion Indulge your inner king or queen on a whimsical tour to the fairy-tale Chenonceau Château with a Local Specialist. Continue to the Château d'Amboise where Leonardo da Vinci is said to be buried then head to the splendid Château de Chambord. B Day 11, Tours – Mont-Saint-Michel – D-Day Landing Beaches (Omaha) – Deauville Only the epic sight of a medieval town rising out of the sea could compete with the beauty of the Loire Valley and your visit to Mont-Saint-Michel will certainly not disappoint. Continue to the iconic D-Day landing beaches and visit the American cemetery at Omaha Beach before arriving in Deauville. B, D Hotel: Ibis Centre Day 12, Deauville – Honfleur – Rouen – Paris It's easy to see why the colourful port town of Honfleur was immortalised on canvas by many of the world's greatest artists. Next head to Rouen then return to the French capital for a night on your own. B Hotel: Novotel Pont de Sèvres

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IMPERIAL HIGHLIGHTS From only R2620 per day*

10 DAYS •  9 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  5 COUNTRIES • 12 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS Cathedrals, castles, cobbled lanes, and the mighty Danube – this stately 10-day sojourn through the imperial capitals of Europe will see you visit Bohemian Prague, the eclectic Slovakian capital of Bratislava and Mozart's Vienna and Salzburg. You'll encounter a multicultural crossroads in Budapest, the medieval treasures of Regensburg and sounds of ‘Do-Re-Mi' in the Mirabell Gardens. Munich Orientation includes the Marienplatz Regensburg Orientation includes the old stone bridge Prague Walking tour with a Local Specialist includes views of St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square Bratislava Visit the capital of Slovakia Budapest Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes Fisherman's Bastion, the Church of St. Matthias and Gellért Hill 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, with your Local Specialist

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Day 1, Arrive Munich Say Prost to Germany's beer capital and hello to a glorious encounter with the imperial capitals of central Europe. Embark on an orientation tour of Munich, soaking up its old-world Bavarian charm in the elegant Marienplatz featuring the Old and New Town Halls and the Glockenspiel. You'll have the rest of the day free to explore Munich your way, perhaps with a stein in hand amidst the rousing atmosphere in an outdoor Biergarten. Hotel: Leonardo City South Day 2, Munich – Regensburg – Prague Your first stop today is in the UNESCO-listed town of Regensburg with its beautifully preserved medieval centre. Cross the border into the Czech Republic and arrive in Prague later. The 'Golden City of a Hundred Spires' belongs in a Brothers Grimm fairy tale as

you stroll through the illuminated city at night on an Optional Experience. Your introduction to Prague will reveal all the highlights of its Old Town, followed by a drink at a favourite local beer hall celebrating the crisp brews for which Prague is so famous. B, D Hotel: Ibis Praha Mala Strana Day 3, Prague sightseeing and free time Delve into Prague's history with a Local Specialist who leads your sightseeing tour featuring Prague Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus and the Old Town Square. There's time later to explore the city on your own, perhaps returning to the Square to watch the Astronomical Clock's magical hourly Walk of the Apostles with a toasty Trdelník in hand or choose to embark on an optional lunch cruise along the Vltava. B


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Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 3 DO PRAGUE YOUR WAY Admire the city from the water or say na zdraví to an afternoon sampling the nation's favourite brews. DAY 5 HUNGARIAN GYPSY FOLKLORE SHOW AND DINNER Enjoy a hearty Hungarian dinner while folk musicians reveal the real gypsy traditions. DAY 7 SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE AND GARDENS Visit the Imperial Summer Palace of Schönbrunn and learn about the Habsburg family's rule over this region spanning centuries. A Local Specialist will reveal all its secrets.

you sail underneath the famous Chain Bridge, past Budapest's majestic Parliament building. B Hotel: Danubius Flamenco Day 5, Budapest sightseeing and free time A Local Specialist will share all the sights including Fisherman's Bastion, Heroes' Square and the Church of St. Matthias. Consider joining an optional tour to the medieval town of Szentendre. Tonight, revel in the colourful folklore of the gypsies with an optional Hungarian dinner and folk music experience. B Day 6, Budapest – Győr – Vienna You'll be grateful for your leisurely start to the day after an evening of lively gypsy music and fun. Let the decadence continue and consider a rich 'second breakfast' at Gundels with an optional visit to the Hungarian Parliament, before crossing the hilly Transdanubia region bound for Györ, located midway between Budapest and Vienna. Next stop is the Austrian capital itself where art, architecture and above all music hit all the right notes for an inspiring evening in the former home of the Habsburgs. B Hotel: Novum Prinz Eugen Day 7, Vienna sightseeing and free time Vienna has held on to her regal roots as you'll come to discover when you join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour featuring all the highlights, including the Hofburg, State Opera House and City Hall. Consider an Optional Experience guided visit to Schönbrunn Palace, then enjoy an optional evening of Mozart and Strauss music. B Day 8, Vienna – Salzburg Follow the Danube Valley, passing the impressive Benedictine monastery at Melk. Continue to Salzburg and take a stroll through the Mirabell Gardens, where the von Trapp children once sang ‘Do-Re-Mi' in ‘The Sound of Music', with a Local Specialist. Then there's time to embark on your own exploration of this historic city. B, D Hotel: Austria Trend Mitte Day 9, Salzburg – Munich Explore the spectacular alpine region of Bavaria with a choice of Optional Experiences – a scenic tour to Berchtesgaden or a visit to Hitler's retreat at Eagle's Nest. In Munich, you'll enjoy a final dinner together. B, D Hotel: Leonardo City South

Day 10, Depart Munich Say a fond pfiat di to your new friends and prepare for your onward journey home. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers. B

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BALTICS From only R2578 per day*

9 DAYS •  8 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  4 COUNTRIES • 11 MEALS

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A journey through the medieval capitals of the Baltics will keep you on your toes as you wind your way from Warsaw to the Gothic spires of Riga to the fairy-tale façades of Tallinn. Delve into decades of Soviet rule, the youthful spirit of new nations and a Hanseatic heritage that put these crossroads on the trading map for centuries. Your Local Specialists will reveal the legacies left by foreign rulers and the stories that have brought a new lease on life to this incredible region. Warsaw Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes a visit to the Old Town, see the monumental Palace of Culture and Science building Vilnius Enjoy views of the Bishop's Palace, Gediminas Tower and the church of St. Peter and Paul on your included sightseeing with a Local Specialist Šiauliai Visit the remarkable pilgrimage site of the Hill of Crosses Riga Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes the Old Town, views of the House of the Blackheads, and the Freedom Monument Tallinn See the 15th-century Luhike Jaig Gate and the old Hanseatic Quarter on your included sightseeing with a Local Specialist

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Tucked away, but not forgotten, the Baltics stand at the edge of Europe – revived and reinvigorated after years of Nazi and Soviet occupation. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers later this evening for a glimpse into what lies ahead. D Hotel: Holiday Inn Express - Hub

The journey north begins today, through pastoral landscapes and rural villages to Vilnius, Lithuania's elegant capital. There isn't a city in Northern Europe with a medieval Old Town its size and you'll have an opportunity to explore every inch of its Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance splendour on your own. Signs of the city's 50-years of Soviet occupation can still be seen, but it is the city's beautiful architectural heritage, gritty street art and youthful spirit which take centre stage on your visit. Launch into a love affair with Lithuanian food this evening, joining an optional dinner and folklore show. Skanaus! B Hotel: Art City Inn

Day 2, Warsaw sightseeing and free time

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Warsaw's façades are a testament to the resilience of the Poles who have lovingly restored their capital city after it was razed to the ground in retaliation for the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. With your Local Specialist, you'll see the site of the Warsaw Ghetto. An Optional Experience could see you explore Wilanów Palace with its collection of royal furniture. B


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Day 5, Vilnius – Šiauliai – Riga

All the iconic sights of Vilnius are revealed this morning as you join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour, including the 16th-century Bishop's Palace, the Baroque Church of St. Peter and St. Paul and the Gates of Dawn. This afternoon, head back to the former communist era on an Optional Experience to the KGB museum. B, D

This morning, switch the new capital for the old on an Optional Experience to Trakai with its enchanting lakeside castle. Later, leave Vilnius bound for the Hill of Crosses at Šiauliai where millions of crosses jostle for their spot. Arrive in the ancient city of Riga later – its Gothic skyline has witnessed German, Scandinavian and Russian rule across eight centuries. B Hotel: Tallink

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 3 LITHUANIAN FOLKLORE AND TRADITIONAL DINNER Enjoy a hearty Lithuanian dinner of local specialties accompanied with a rousing folklore show. DAY 5 TRAKAI CASTLE AND TOWN Explore the old Lithuanian capital of Trakai, whose lakeside castle has been lovingly restored. See the wooden cottages built by the Karaites, a sect originating in Baghdad. DAY 8 KALAMAJA VISIT Visit the fishing harbour turned Bohemian Quarter of Kalamaja, a mustsee destination for history buffs. Then visit Seaplane Harbour where Charles Lindbergh landed after his first solo flight across the Atlantic.

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Riga's UNESCO-listed Old Town reveals one of the world's finest collections of Art Nouveau buildings and a rich Hanseatic trade heritage that comes to life in the colourful stories shared by your Local Specialist this morning. Stroll through the winding medieval streets keeping your camera at hand to capture St. Peter's Church, the Three Brothers and Riga Cathedral. The rest of the day is free to explore Riga on your terms. Admire the skyline from the comfort of a canal boat, indulge in the herbal flavours of the city's favourite Black Balsam at a traditional city tavern, or join an Optional Experience at the Bergi Open Air Museum, revealing Latvia's cultural heritage. B

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Day 7, Riga – Tallinn The Estonian capital of Tallinn is your final destination today. You'll encounter a blend of Scandinavian and Russian flavours, but it is the Old Town that will capture your heart as you step back in time to explore it. B, D Hotel: L'Ermitage Day 8, Tallinn sightseeing and free time Your Local Specialist will take you past the 15thcentury Luhike Jalg Gate and you'll visit Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, a symbol of Russian power with its magnificent gold-plated dome. An Optional Experience could see you visit Tallinn's colourful Kalamaja neighbourhood. B Day 9, Depart Tallinn You've embraced the youthful spirit of a Baltic region free from the shackles of its Soviet past and explored beautifully restored medieval capitals along the way. Close the curtain on your journey across Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, saying a fond nägemist to new friends. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers. B

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HIGHLIGHTS OF BOHEMIA From only R2114 per day*

15 DAYS •  14 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  6 COUNTRIES • 19 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS The historic cultural hubs and colourful folklore of Bohemia take centre stage on this 15-day epic encounter with Germany, Poland, Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic. You'll witness the triumph of human spirit, explore the medieval history of enchanting towns and cities and uncover the myths and legends that have shaped this multicultural crossroads at the heart of Europe.

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2 Frankfurt Orientation tour includes the Old Town Berlin Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate and Tiergarten 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 former concentration camp Kraków Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes the cathedral and Royal Castle on Wawel Hill Budapest Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes Gellért Hill, Fisherman's Bastion and the Church of St. Matthias Vienna Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of Vienna's State Opera House, the Hofburg Palace, Parliament and the Imperial Boulevards Prague Walking tour with a Local Specialist includes views of Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square See full list of essential highlights online

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HUNGARY Day 1, Arrive Frankfurt At its heart, Frankfurt's high-powered business hub communes with a warm medieval centre. After checking in, your Travel Director will lead an orientation tour around the city's dynamic financial centre and medieval Römerberg. Hotel: Leonardo City South Day 2, Frankfurt – Berlin Journey across the northern plains of Germany to the dynamic and energetic capital that is Berlin. Consider joining an Optional Experience with good food, wine, beer and music followed by a Berlin-by-night tour of the illuminated capital. B Hotel: Vienna House Easy Day 3, Berlin sightseeing and free time

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Your Local Specialist will bring Berlin's tumultuous history to life this morning as you view the Reichstag

Building, German State Opera House, Tiergarten, Unter den Linden Boulevard and Brandenburg Gate. B Day 4, Berlin – Poznań – Warsaw Visit Poznań, the charming historical capital of Poland. View its colourful market square and town hall, then head to Poland's modern metropolis of Warsaw which has risen with all the invigorating spirit of a phoenix after a recent tragic past. B, D Hotel: Holiday Inn Express - Hub Day 5, Warsaw sightseeing and free time Delve into Warsaw's turbulent past with a Local Specialist this morning. You'll view St. John's Cathedral and the Royal Palace in the Old Town, then see the site of the Warsaw Ghetto. There's time later today for an optional visit to the 17th-century Baroque Wilanów Palace. B


DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM Day 6, Warsaw – Częstochowa – Auschwitz – Kraków Poland's pilgrimage city of Częstochowa features first on your journey to Kraków. View the Paulite Monastery at Jasna Góra, home of the famous Black Madonna of Częstochowa. Then stop at the former concentration camp at Auschwitz before arriving in Kraków. B, D Hotel: Ibis Stare Miasto Day 7, Kraków sightseeing and free time Your Local Specialist will share the legend of the city's origins as you trace its medieval walls and see Wawel Castle. B Day 8, Kraków – Budapest The foothills of the Tatras loom large on the horizon as you head south through Poland, then slice through the pastoral heart of Slovakia bound for Hungary.

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Like all great capitals, Budapest's story begins with a legend, which your Local Specialist will share as you view Fisherman's Bastion, Heroes' Square and the Church of St. Matthias. This afternoon, perhaps join an optional tour to the medieval town of Szentendre. B, D

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Day 10, Budapest – Győr – Vienna Maybe embark on an optional visit to the Hungarian Parliament, followed by decadent pancakes at Gundels, before travelling to Vienna. This 'City of Music' can carry more than a tune as you'll come to discover when you join an optional dinner including musical entertainment. B Hotel: Ibis Wien Mariahilf Day 11, Vienna sightseeing and free time Consider a guided optional visit to Schönbrunn Palace, then your Local Specialist will reveal all the sights of this imperial city. View the Parliament, the Vienna Opera House, the Hofburg and City Hall. This evening, consider an Optional Experience to a Strauss and Mozart concert. B

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a couple of our favourites. DAY 3 BERLIN'S SECRET PAST REVEALED Uncover the secrets of Berlin's past with a Local Specialist on a tour of the city, including a visit to the remaining section of the Berlin Wall and the site of Checkpoint Charlie. DAY 7 WIELICZKA SALT MINES Visit the UNESCO-listed 800-year-old salt mines of Wieliczka exploring the underground chambers and chapels that have earned it its title as the Underground Salt Cathedral of Poland.

Day 12, Vienna – Brno – Prague Head north to the Czech Republic. You'll stop in the medieval town of Brno, arriving in Prague later today. The 'Golden City of a Hundred Spires' shines even brighter at night, so consider joining an evening introduction to this fairy-tale city. B, D Hotel: Ibis Praha Mala Strana

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Day 13, Prague sightseeing and free time You'll see why Hitler chose to spare the enduring beauty of Prague as you join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour featuring Prague Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus and the Old Town Square. Later, consider a lunch cruise on the Vltava. B

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Day 14, Prague – Rothenburg – Frankfurt Take a step back in time during your stop in Rothenburg ob der Tauber along Bavaria's Romantic Road this morning. Continue to Frankfurt, where tonight you'll enjoy a farewell dinner. B, D Hotel: Leonardo City South Day 15, Depart Frankfurt Great empires created the enchanting land which you've explored over the past 15 days. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers. B

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HIGHLIGHTS OF ST. PETERSBURG AND MOSCOW From only R2900 per day* 9 DAYS •  8 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  1 COUNTRY • 11 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS Explore the imperial twin cities of St. Petersburg and Moscow as they were in the time of the Romanovs and as they are today. This nine-day love affair with the capitals of 'Mother Russia' will see you delve into the nation's tragedy and triumphs, royal houses and revolutions, communist rule and capitalism. This is a journey of contrasts, of dare-to-dream visionaries and the enduring resilience of a vast nation.

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St. Petersburg Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress and views of the Winter Palace, St. Isaac's Cathedral and Nevsky Prospekt 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

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Day 1, Arrive St. Petersburg It's hard to believe the elegant waterways and opulent palaces you'll encounter over the next few days conceal a cityscape that was once a swamp. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for dinner. D Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson Pribaltiyskaya Day 2, St. Petersburg sightseeing and free time

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The tales of Romanov royalty come to life as you join a Local Specialist for an exhilarating sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg's iconic sights. See the Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt and St. Isaac's Cathedral. Learn how the enduring presence of The Bronze Horseman ensures the city will never yield to enemy forces, then explore the Peter and Paul Fortress, the final resting place of the tsars and tsarinas whose magic touch can still be seen in the pastel façades of this glorious city. This afternoon,

you could choose to embark on an Optional Experience to the Hermitage to see one of the largest and most valuable collections of art in the world. B Day 3, St. Petersburg free day What a treat! You have a full day on your own to get lost in the mystical allure of this former capital. Enjoy a leisurely start to your day and take to the streets, spending your day admiring the ornate Baroque façades that house theatres, museums and palaces. Take a stroll along Nevsky Prospekt and watch the avenue come to life from the comfort of one of its elegant cafés. B Day 4, St. Petersburg free day Tsar Peter the Great wasn't afraid to think big and you'll have a full day to see how his dream of creating a city that would rival the most beautiful capitals in


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Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 2 THE HERMITAGE MUSEUM Admire one of the largest and most valuable collections of art in the world at The Hermitage Museum, set within the Tsars' Winter Palace. DAY 3 VENICE OF THE NORTH CRUISE Explore the opulence of Peter the Great's favoured capital from its elegant canals, boarding a private boat cruise filled with beautiful views, champagne and insights from a Local Specialist. DAY 6 METRO AND RED SQUARE BY NIGHT More than just a subway system, Moscow's underground stations are works of art in their own right, as you'll come to discover during a guided tour, which includes a walk through Red Square at night. DAY 7 KREMLIN AND THE HEART OF MOSCOW Explore the heart of the Russian capital, going behind the walls of the Kremlin to visit the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Take a stroll through Arbat Street, once inhabited by the tsar's artisans and today lined with cafes, restaurants and souvenir shops.

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Leave St. Petersburg behind, bound for the ‘Birthplace of Russia', the ancient city of Novgorod. Here you'll delve into the legacy of the Rurik dynasty which ruled Russia for over seven centuries. You'll view the Millennium Monument, St. Sophia Cathedral and the Kremlin whose fortified red façades overlook the Volkhov River. Tonight, dinner is served at your hotel. B, D Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson

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Day 6, Novgorod – Tver – Moscow Big and bold, Moscow towers unashamedly above other cities. But first, pay a brief lunch visit to the Tver region. Arriving in Moscow, you'll have an opportunity to embark on an Optional Experience to visit an illuminated Red Square and Moscow's grandiose Metro stations. B, L Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Paveletskaya Day 7, Moscow sightseeing and free time Moscow oozes grandeur around every turn. A Local Specialist will reveal some of its iconic sights, past the spires of St. Basil's Cathedral and the Kremlin Walls. An Optional Experience to the heart of Moscow will take you behind the scenes of its red walls or admire great imperial riches during your visit to the Treasure Chamber of the Russian tsars. B Day 8, Moscow free day Immerse yourself in Moscow's vibrant kofe culture before a full day to explore the city your way. You could choose instead to join an Optional Experience to the 14th-century Sergiyev Posad, a place of pilgrimage and the largest religious and cultural centre in Russia. B Day 9, Depart Moscow You've walked in the footsteps of Peter the Great and dived into Russia's vibrant culture, haunting history and imposing monuments. All that's left is to say a fond do svidaniya to new friends. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers. B

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4.4/5

COSSACK EXPLORER From only R2958 per day*

14 DAYS •  13 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  5 COUNTRIES • 20 MEALS

FINLAND

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS See all the famous landmarks of Finland, Russia, Belarus, Poland and Germany as you embark on a behind-the-scenes exploration of imperial capitals, Soviet history and the triumph of brave nations following devastating conflict. You'll delve into the legacy of the tsars, the former might of the Soviet Union and the bohemian spirit of Berlin, traversing the incredible landscapes of Russia, Belarus and Poland heading west from Finland's quirky capital, Helsinki. Helsinki Orientation drive features views of the Senate and market squares St. Petersburg Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress and views of the Winter Palace, St. Isaac's Cathedral and Nevsky Prospekt 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 Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes tour of 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 includes views of the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate and Tiergarten

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Day 1, Arrive Helsinki Launch your love affair with the Cossacks in Helsinki, the quirky capital of Finland. Helsinki's pretty boulevards and architecture mix effortlessly with its stunning Baltic bays and islands, lush parks and dense forests. You'll have some time to relax before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for an orienation drive. Hotel: Holiday Inn West Ruoholahti

Museum to see one of the largest and most valuable collections of art in the world. B Day 4, St. Petersburg free day Trace the magic touch of centuries of tsarist rule on your full free day. You're in for a cultural extravaganza this evening should you choose to join an optional evening at the ballet or attend a Russian folklore performance. B

Day 2, Helsinki – St. Petersburg

Day 5, St. Petersburg – Novgorod

Say goodbye to Finland and travel east to the imperial city of St. Petersburg, where pastel-coloured façades and elegant canals provide the perfect introduction to our unforgettable journey through Russia. Tonight you'll get together with your new friends, enjoying dinner at your hotel. B, D Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson Pribaltiyskaya

Cross the vast plains of Russia, bound for the ancient city of Novgorod, the ‘Birthplace of Russia'. You'll view the Millennium Monument, St. Sophia Cathedral and the Kremlin whose fortified red façades overlook the Volkhov River. Tonight, dinner is served at your hotel. B, D Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson

Day 3, St. Petersburg sightseeing and free time

Enjoy a brief lunch stop in the Tver region. Arriving in Moscow later today, maybe choose an Optional Experience to visit Red Square and Moscow's grandiose Metro stations, themselves great works of art. B, L Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Krasnoselskaya

With a Local Specialist as your guide, the stories of Russia's royalty come to life. See the Tsar's Winter Palace and St. Isaac's, then explore the golden-spired Peter and Paul Fortress. Consider visiting the Hermitage

Day 6, Novgorod – Tver – Moscow


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DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM Day 7, Moscow sightseeing and free time Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour that will delve into the indomitable spirit of the Russian nation. An Optional Experience to the heart of Moscow will

take you to the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour or admire great imperial riches during an optional visit to the Treasure Chamber of the Russian tsars. B Day 8, Moscow – Minsk Head west across the Belarus border to Minsk. Driving past Borodino, you'll be reminded of Napoleon's great 19th-century battle. Arriving in the Belarus capital later, your orientation tour will reveal a perfectly Soviet city. Dinner is served at your hotel this evening. B, L, D Hotel: Planeta

Day 14, Depart Berlin Your epic encounter with imperial Russia, Soviet powerhouses and the capitals of Poland and Germany has come to an end. Say a fond farewell to your travel companions as you prepare to return home. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour. com/freetransfers. B

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Day 9, Minsk sightseeing and free time

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 3 THE HERMITAGE MUSEUM Admire one of the largest and most valuable collections of art in the world at the Hermitage Museum, set within the tsars' Winter Palace. DAY 6 METRO AND RED SQUARE BY NIGHT More than just a subway system, Moscow's underground stations are works of art in their own right, as you'll come to discover during a guided tour, which includes a walk through Red Square at night. DAY 11 POLISH DINNER AND MUSIC Enjoy music and traditional dance while savouring a delicious meal of homemade Polish specialities. DAY 13 BERLIN'S SECRET PAST REVEALED Uncover the secrets of Berlin's past with a Local Specialist on a tour of the city, including a visit to the remaining section of the Berlin Wall and the site of Checkpoint Charlie.

Your Local Specialist will reveal the city's history of occupation and all its iconic sights, including the Hero City Memorial, built to commemorate the city's status as one of the Hero Cities of the former Soviet Union. You'll have the rest of the afternoon to explore Minsk your way. B

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Stop for lunch at Brest, a celebrated site of Soviet resistance during World War II. Later arrive in Poland's capital, a modern metropolis which has risen with all the invigorating spirit of a phoenix after a recent tragic past. B, L, D Hotel: Ibis Ostrobramska Day 11, Warsaw sightseeing and free time A Local Specialist reveals the turbulent history of Warsaw this morning. View St. John's Cathedral and the Royal Palace in the Old Town, then see the site of the Warsaw Ghetto. Tonight, an Optional Experience will reveal the heart and soul of Warsaw. B Day 12, Warsaw – Berlin Blaze a trail west along the Autostrada Wolności (Motorway of Freedom) which was first initiated by Nazi Germany to connect Berlin with Poland and left unfinished for decades after World War II. Cross the German border and arrive in its vibrant multicultural capital, Berlin. Here you'll enjoy an evening at leisure to explore the city your way. B Hotel: Amber Econtel Charlottenburg Day 13, Berlin sightseeing and free time Join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour that will bring the tumultuous history of Berlin to life. View the Reichstag Building, German State Opera House, Tiergarten, Unter den Linden Boulevard and Brandenburg Gate. Maybe join an Optional Experience to uncover the secrets of Berlin's World War II and Cold War past. B

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BEST OF THE BALKANS From only R2590 per day*

10 DAYS •  9 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  2 COUNTRIES • 13 MEALS

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Journey from medieval ruins to ancient Roman sights on this 10-day exploration of the Best of the Balkans, featuring the historic town centres of Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Split. You'll wander through multicultural cities, hear moving stories of war, discover the stunning architecture, and watch as the vivid colours of the Plitvice lakes and waterfalls morph with the changing light. Centuries of history will be revealed through the eyes of Local Specialists who share their secrets of the Balkans. Zagreb Sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist includes views of the Cathedral, St. Mark's Church, and the Opera House Sarajevo Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes the Old Town Mostar See the historic bridge and visit the Bazaar with a Local Specialist Dubrovnik Sightseeing tour with Local Specialist includes a visit of the Old City. See the Rector's Palace, Onofrio's Fountain and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries Split See Diocletian's Palace with your Local Specialist Plitvice National Park See the waterfalls and lakes of this UNESCO World Heritage Site with your Local Specialist

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Day 1, Arrive Zagreb Tap your inner socialite and join the locals in indulging in the coffee culture and vibrant energy of Zagreb. Over the next day you'll uncover the city's unique appeal, but first meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an included dinner this evening. D Hotel: International Day 2, Zagreb sightseeing and free time Rub shoulders with the stylish Zagrebians when you join your Local Specialist on a sightseeing tour of this medieval European city. View the Upper and Lower Town, St. Mark's Church, Cathedral on Kaptol, the Croatian National Theatre and Dolac Market, the

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‘stomach' of Zagreb. You'll have the rest of the day to explore the city your way or embark an optional visit to Kumrovec, the birthplace of Marshall Tito. B Day 3, Zagreb – Sarajevo sightseeing Arrive later today in Sarajevo, the capital of BosniaHerzegovina. Centuries of religious history are reflected in its beautiful synagogues, mosques, and Orthodox and Catholic churches. Join a Local Specialist for a guided walking tour past the largest mosque in the Balkans. The Eternal Flame and the Sarajevo Roses dotted across the city stand as a stark reminder of the turmoil Sarajevo endured decades ago. B Hotel: Ibis Styles


DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM Day 4, Sarajevo – Mostar Head to Mostar, joining a Local Specialist for an exploration of a historic multicultural city that is restoring itself with enviable verve after the Bosnian War. There's time to explore the city on your own or perhaps join a Local Specialist for a visit to Blagaj, one of the most mystical cultural and historical villages in the country. B, D Hotel: City Hotel Day 5, Mostar – Dubrovnik sightseeing and free time See ‘paradise on earth' if George Bernard Shaw is to be believed when you visit Dubrovnik. This famous playwright was a big fan of this medieval fortified city on Croatia's Dalmatian coast and you'll discover why as you join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing walking tour of the main sights. Admire the Rector's Palace, Onofrio's Fountain and the city walls which were never breached by the invading Turks. Stroll

through elegant courtyards and along its limestone streets, admiring the remnants of Dubrovnik's Golden Age. Tonight, there's no better way to enjoy this shimmering coastline than embarking on an optional sunset dinner cruise to a secluded bay – the illuminated city of Dubrovnik provides the perfect end to the evening. B Hotel: Adria

Day 10, Depart Zagreb You've explored medieval monuments, witnessed the revival of war-torn cities and relaxed on the sun-kissed shores of the Adriatic. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers. B

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Straight out of a storybook, Dubrovnik's enchanting stone façades reveal a rich trading history from the 7th century. You'll have a full free day to explore the city on your own today. But if you're feeling adventurous, you may wish to switch the 'Pearl of the Adriatic' for the Mediterranean mountain nation of Montenegro, joining an Optional Experience instead. A Local Specialist will take you on a panoramic boat trip across the Bay of Kotor to the UNESCO-listed fortified town of the same name, tucked deep within enchanting fjord-like surrounds. Fortified walls encircle the city – a rambling labyrinth of steep cobbled lanes reaching high up into the hills, medieval churches and Venetian palaces wait to be discovered. Return to Dubrovnik later for dinner at your hotel. B, D

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Day 7, Dubrovnik – Split

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a couple of our favourites. DAY 5 SUNSET CRUISE AND DINNER Sail along the Dalmatian coast to a secluded bay for a local dinner with drinks – your cruise will capture the enchanting beauty of Dubrovnik's illuminated skyline. DAY 6 MONTENEGRO ADVENTURE Join a Local Specialist in Montenegro, sailing across the Bay of Kotor, past fjordlike scenery, to the fortified town of Kotor where you'll embark on a guided walking tour behind its ancient walls.

Sit back, relax and watch the stunning Adriatic coastline go by as you pass old fishing villages and modern resorts bound for Split. A Local Specialist takes you behind the city walls to this harbour town's heart, the 4th-century Diocletian Palace, followed by a leisurely walking tour through the historic Old Town. This evening, join an Optional Experience in a traditional stone basement konoba for a Dalmatian dinner and live music. B Hotel: Mondo Day 8, Split free day Much of Diocletian's home town survives as you'll come to discover on your free day. You could choose an Optional Experience to one of the glittering Dalmatian islands. B

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Day 9, Split – Plitvice – Zagreb Embark on a scenic drive north to the UNESCO-listed National Park of Plitvice. Prepare for an encounter with a whimsical landscape, one filled with waterfalls set against colourful shades of green, grey and blue. After a day connecting with nature, you'll return to Zagreb where tonight a farewell dinner in your hotel closes the curtain on an exhilarating encounter with the Balkans. B, D Hotel: International

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HIGHLIGHTS OF SCANDINAVIA From only R3017 per day*

12 DAYS •  11 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  3 COUNTRIES • 15 MEALS

NORWAY

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS The land of the Vikings, deep fjords and the Northern Lights – Norway, Denmark and Sweden serve up a stylish sojourn that will deliver the arresting beauty and captivating history you've come to expect from Scandinavia. Your 12-day adventure across ‘the North' reveals centuries of trading heritage amidst the region's colourful harbour façades and all the natural splendour befitting of the 'King' and 'Queen' of the fjords. 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 City 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 Sognefjord View the 'King' of the fjords Lillehammer Visit this charming host city of the 1994 winter Olympics Stockholm Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the medieval Storkyrkan, the City Hall, Riddarholm Church and the Royal Palace

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You're in for a whole lot of hygge when you hit the colourful, character-filled streets of Copenhagen. This cool capital manages to mix fairy tale with function as you'll come to discover. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers later for dinner at your hotel. D Hotel: Comwell Portside

Your scenic drive from Denmark to Sweden will see you cross the Øresund by ferry, then skirt the Swedish coastline north past glittering blue bays and lush pine and spruce forests. Continue your journey past Gothenburg bound for Oslo, Norway's waterfront capital. B Hotel: Radisson Blu Alna

Day 2, Copenhagen sightseeing and free time

Day 4, Oslo sightseeing – Vrådal

Your Local Specialist will take you on a sightseeing tour to the heart of the city, revealing many of the city's highlights, from the Royal Amalienborg Palace to Carlsberg Glyptotek. Snap a selfie with Copenhagen's demure Little Mermaid then join an Optional Experience to the Danish Riviera. B

Your Local Specialist will reveal all the highlights this morning, including the medieval fortress Akershus, the City Hall, the Royal Palace and Vigeland Sculpture Park. Later, consider joining an Optional Experience to see the three original Viking longships, before we travel to Norway's Telemark region, renowned for its distinctive skiing technique. B, D Hotel: Straand


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Day 6, Bergen sightseeing and free time

Day 12, Depart Stockholm

Witness Mother Nature's magic touch on Norway as you wind your way through spectacular mountains and past Hardangerfjord, the ‘Queen of the Fjords', to the coastal city of Bergen, the gateway to Norway's stunning fjordscapes. B Hotel: Scandic Neptun

Nowhere is Norway's seafaring heritage more apparent than in Bergen. See its fish market and the 13th-century Haakon's Hall, followed by some time to explore the harbour and UNESCO-listed Bryggen. Later, join an Optional Experience to visit the villa of famous composer Grieg or delve into Norway's World War II history. B

Say a fond farvel to new friends and close the curtain on a holiday filled with Scandinavian style, the majesty of 'Mother Nature' and a whole lot of lagom as you prepare to return home. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers. B

Day 7, Bergen – Sognefjord (Hafslo) Norway's fjord country takes centre stage today as you head to the ‘King of the Fjords', Sognefjord. Here you'll have a rare opportunity as part of an Optional Experience to meet a local family on their working farm or board a cruise on the UNESCO-listed Nærøy Fjord. Tonight, join your travel companions for dinner at your hotel. B, D Hotel: Eikum

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 2 NORTH ZEALAND RIVIERA AND CASTLE TOUR Admire the scenery along the Danish Riviera's conservation heritage route as you travel past the summer residence of the Royal Family and visit Frederiksborg Castle.

Day 8, Sognefjord (Hafslo) – Fagernes Buckle up for an exhilarating encounter with a land of myths and legends, trolls and giants as you head to Jotunheimen National Park. This is where Galdhøpiggen, Scandinavia's highest mountain, towers over the surrounding lakes, valleys, glaciers and snow-capped peaks – epic alpine scenery you'll want to capture on your camera along this scenic drive. Consider joining an Optional Experience to the Norwegian wilderness to learn about the huskies, boarding a sled ride through the Jotunheimen, followed by ‘fire' coffee and cookies to warm your heart, soul and stomach. B Hotel: Scandic Valdres

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DAY 4 VIKINGS AND EXPLORERS See the three original Viking longships and their treasures, then explore the Fram Museum to learn about the race to the South Pole, illustrated with films, images and new exhibits.

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DAY 7 FJORDLAND FARM CULTURAL EXPERIENCE Visit a working farm against the backdrop of Sognefjord, Norway's longest and deepest fjord. Get to grips with the lives of a Scandinavian family and learn about Viking history.

View the 13th-century castle on the banks of the Svartån River in Örebro before continuing to stylish Stockholm, which its locals refer to as ‘beauty on water'. B Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson Hammarby Sjöstad

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Tame your inner adventurer today during a visit to Lillehammer, in the heart of Norway. Continue through the cottage countryside of Sweden bound for Lake Vänern, on whose shores you'll stay tonight, surrounded by mountains, forests and fields. B Hotel: Scandic Winn

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Day 11, Stockholm sightseeing and free time Let this elegant town capture your heart as you explore it this morning with a Local Specialist. View the medieval Storkyrkan, the City Hall and Royal Palace, then consider one of two Optional Experiences. Join your fellow travellers later for a farewell dinner. B, D

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HIGHLIGHTS OF GREECE WITH 3-DAY AEGEAN CRUISE From only R3937 per day* 8 DAYS •  7 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  2 COUNTRIES • 11 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS This is where it all began – the literature, art and laws that have shaped western civilisation as we know it today. You won't need to imagine great philosophers debating their truths in the corridors of the Agora, between the columns of the Parthenon or with the Oracle of Delphi. You'll get to see where this happened first-hand on this 8-day adventure to the heart of ancient empires and the sun-kissed shores of the Greek Isles. Athens Sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes a visit to the magnificent Acropolis and views of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch Delphi Visit the home of the Oracle and the Temple of Apollo with a Local Specialist Meteora Visit one of the iconic rock monasteries with a Local Specialist Mykonos Spend the evening exploring this lively island Kusadasi Visit the thriving Turkish port town and ancient Ephesus Patmos Explore this idyllic island Crete Spend time in the port town of Heraklion and visit the Palace of Knossos Santorini Enjoy a relaxing evening in the cliff top town of Fira

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Day 1, Arrive Athens Athens was once the centre of the world and for a short spell it will be the centre of yours. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring the city. Later, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers. Hotel: Zafolia Day 2, Athens sightseeing – Delphi

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Today you'll come face-to-face with the impressive ancient backdrop that followed you throughout yesterday's solo sightseeing – the Acropolis. A Local Specialist joins you for a sightseeing tour through what remains of the ancient citadel, including the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena. View the Panathinaiko Olympic Stadium, the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch, stopping at the Tomb of

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the Unknown Soldier to admire the curiously clad Evzone guards. Later, follow the road taken by the ancient Greeks who once sought the wisdom of the Oracle, arriving in Delphi for your overnight stay. B Hotel: Nafsika Palace Day 3, Delphi sightseeing – Kalambaka Walk the Sacred Way with your Local Specialist to the Temple of Apollo – the same path that Alexander the Great once trod, demanding to hear that he would conquer the entire ancient world. Continue to Thermopylae, most notably the site of a historic battle between the Spartans and invading Persians. Later arrive in Kalambaka, where you dine tonight at your hotel. B, D Hotel: Aeton Melathron


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Day 5, Embark 3-night cruise – Mykonos

Join your Local Specialist for a visit to the mystical monasteries of Meteora that cling almost implausibly to the rounded rock towers that overlook Kalambaka. Return to Athens later where tonight an Optional Experience could see you indulge in tasty traditional cuisine. B Hotel: Zafolia

Set your watch to the laid-back pace of the Greek Islands, boarding your three-night cruise through the Aegean where your only priorities will be good food, good friends and good times. With that in mind, your first stop ticks all the boxes as you enjoy your time on Mykonos rambling through the narrow streets of Chora, sharing the sun-dappled courtyard with lazy cats and welcoming locals. You could choose to join an optional countryside tour with a Local Specialist, visiting several of the island's beaches, the 16thcentury monastery at Ano Mera and Little Venice with its brightly painted wooden balconies overlooking the old harbour. Your cruise sails east to Turkey through the night. B, L, D Day 6, Kusadasi – Patmos

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 4 TRADITIONAL GREEK TAVERNA EVENING Enjoy traditional Greek cuisine in a lively taverna atmosphere in the middle of Athens, with dance, music and drinks included. DAY 5 MYCONIAN COUNTRYSIDE TOUR AND LITTLE VENICE Crisscross Mykonos island with a Local Specialist who will take you to Ornos, Agia Anna and Kalafatis beach. You'll see the monastery at Ano Mera and visit Chora's enchanting Little Venice. DAY 6 GROTTO OF APOCALYPSE VISIT IN PATMOS Delve into the visions of John the Apostle who wrote the Book of Revelation in the Grotto of the Apocalypse which you'll get to visit on a sightseeing tour of UNESCOlisted Patmos.

A brief brush with the Turkish coast transports you back in time to what remains of the incredible ruins of Ephesus. Walk down the pillar-lined Curetes Street towards the ornate façade of the Library of Celsus and view what remains of the Temple of Artemis, one of the World's Seven Ancient Wonders. Your next stop is Patmos, most famously the location where the disciple John wrote the Book of Revelation in the New Testament. See the Grotto of the Apocalypse first-hand when you join an Optional Experience with a Local Specialist, with time in medieval Hora to stretch your sea legs. B, L, D Day 7, Heraklion – Santorini Europe's oldest city comes to life on your visit to the Palace of Knossos in Heraklion on the island of Crete. Walk through its imposing northern entrance and admire the bright wall paintings that were restored at the turn of the 20th century, revealing insights into Minoan civilisation several thousand years before Christ. The dramatic volcanic landscape of Santorini rising out of the deep blue Aegean is our final destination today. You'll have time to join an Optional Experience to some of the island's villages which cling to the volcanic cliffs, including Oia with its distinctive white buildings and blue-domed churches which vie for the best views over the caldera. B, L, D Day 8, Disembark – depart Athens And just like that we're back in Athens after an exhilarating encounter with ancient Greek history and laid-back island life in the Aegean. Disembark your cruise ship and transfer to the airport. B

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Celestyal Cruise Ship: Operating this itinerary will be the Celestyal Olympia. For more information on this cruise, its sailing route map, inclusions and optional Shore Experiences please refer to costsavertour.com. *Cabin Category: Prices are based on moderate inside 2-berth cabin. Prices include port taxes, a drinks package, tips and fuel surcharges and are accurate as of August 2020. Itinerary: Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions on the Aegean Sea, religious holidays or any other unforeseen circumstances.

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GREEK ISLAND EXPLORER From only R3660 per day*

10 DAYS •  9 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  1 COUNTRY • 11 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS

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Say opa! to a Greek adventure which kicks off in Athens and explores two glittering island gems in the Aegean. Discover the treasures of an ancient world before spending a glorious week getting lost in the labyrinthine lanes of Santorini and Mykonos. You'll combine your love for history with laid-back island life, visiting secret coves, seaside cafés and rambling ruins built to honour gods and goddesses. These remain as a testament to the lynchpin role ancient Greece once played in shaping western civilisation as we know it today. Athens Sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes a visit to the magnificent Acropolis and views of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch Santorini Enjoy an orientation of the town of Fira with the views over the caldera and your Travel Director will provide information on beaches and sightseeing opportunities Mykonos Orientation of the port and Mykonos town includes a walk along the narrow cobbled streets and your Travel Director will provide information on beaches and sightseeing opportunities

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Day 1, Arrive Athens Let it sink in – the fact that you're standing in what was once the centre of the western world, where the likes of Socrates, Aristotle and Plato offered their wisdom which has stood the test of time. On arrival, transfer to your hotel then meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a glimpse into what lies ahead. Hotel: Zafolia Day 2, Athens sightseeing and free time The Acropolis looms large over Athens and today your Local Specialist will help you get up close and personal with this ancient citadel. View the mighty Parthenon, the Panathinaiko Olympic Stadium, the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch, stopping in Syntagma Square to admire the curiously clad

Evzone guards. The rest of the day is yours to explore Athens on your terms, but you may wish to embark on an Optional Experience to see the 5th-century BC Temple of Poseidon. This evening, consider joining your fellow travellers for an optional traditional dinner at a city taverna. B Day 3, Athens – Santorini Don't resist the urge to slow it all down as you leave the busy cityscape behind and catch a high-speed ferry to Santorini. The spectacular volcanic eruption in 1646 BC had quite the magic touch on its dramatic landscape. After checking in and an orientation tour, you'll have some time on your own, followed by dinner at your hotel. B, D Hotel: Kamari Beach


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you. Say farewell to your new friends at the end of your holiday. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers. B

Day 5, Santorini free time Indulge in another full day to explore Santorini your way. You could choose one of several Optional Experiences to fill the day or stroll through Fira's narrow streets, shopping for last-minute souvenirs, clothing and jewellery. Why not make the most of your final evening in Santorini, sampling the local culinary delights with uninterrupted views of the Aegean Sea? B

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Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 2 ATHENS DINNER WITH ACROPOLIS ILLUMINATIONS Savour traditional Greek flavours during a meze-style dinner in Athens' lively Psiri area, followed by beautiful views of the Acropolis magically lit up at night. DAY 4 SENSES OF SANTORINI FREE TIME Delve into the wine-growing heritage of Santorini when you visit Baxedes for a wine and meze tasting experience, followed by a trip to Oia to marvel at the sunset from our favourite spot. DAY 8 VISIT DELOS ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE Explore one of the most important archaeological sites in the Eastern Mediterranean when you visit Delos and see its Temple of Apollo, sanctuary of Artemis and the old city.

Day 7, Mykonos free time You could choose to spend your day exploring tiny Mykonos your way or join your fellow travellers for an optional Island Tour to some of its most celebrated beaches. Before you dip your toes into the water, you'll visit Ano Mera village whose 16thcentury monastery is dedicated to the protectress of Mykonos. Then continue to the beautiful Blue Flag beach of Kalafatis to enjoy a cruise on a traditional caïque fishing boat. B Day 8, Mykonos free time For history lovers, there's no better way to spend your day than joining an optional visit to nearby Delos, the legendary birthplace of Apollo and his twin sister Artemis. B Day 9, Mykonos – Athens Leaving island life behind, it's time to return to Athens for a final exhilarating encounter with the vibrant Greek capital. Transfer to your Athens hotel, then spend the evening in the narrow lanes of Plaka following your nose past its 19th-century façades to find the best souvlaki in town. B Hotel: Zafolia Day 10, Depart Athens As you prepare for your return journey and long after you arrive home, you'll remember the generous spirit, postcard-perfect scenery and legacy of the ancients that are among the many gifts that Greece has given

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ANCIENT LANDS GREEK CRUISING From only R4155 per day* 8 DAYSâ€ƒâ€˘â€ƒ 7 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATIONâ€ƒâ€˘â€ƒ 2 COUNTRIESâ€ƒâ€˘â€ƒ15 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS Trace the splendour of ancient empires, crisscrossing the Aegean Sea from the land of gods and goddesses to the sun-drenched seaside villages of the Cyclades islands. Lace up your sandals for an exploration of the Acropolis on foot, toast sundowner views over Little Venice in Mykonos, and soak up the laid-back island vibes of Crete and Santorini. Athens Sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes a visit to the magnificent Acropolis and views of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch Mykonos Admire the Old Town and white windmills overlooking the water Kusadasi Visit the open air archaeological wonder of ancient Ephesus Patmos Spend evening on this small and charming island Rhodes Discover the Old Town of Rhodes, view the Citadel of the Knights and visit the Acropolis of Lindos Crete Visit the island of myths and legends Santorini Enjoy an evening on this beautiful island

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History is everywhere you look in Greece's lively capital. But first, you'll be transferred to your hotel in the city before exploring Athens your way. Hotel:Â Zafolia

The islands of the irresistible Aegean will want to keep you in their warm embrace forever, but it's time to return to Athens this morning. Get your final fix of this vibrant city your way. B Hotel:Â Zafolia

Day 2, Athens sightseeing and free time All the treasures of Athens are brought to life this morning. You'll join an expert Local Specialist who'll share the history of places you've always wanted to see. What better way to spend the rest of your day than soaking up the sizzling energy of Athens with its fun-loving locals? B Day 3, Embark 4-day cruise – Mykonos You're in for sun-kissed days, laidback lunches and the beauty of the Greek Isles you've only dreamt about. Set sail for Mykonos and keep your eyes peeled for its 16th-century windmills. There's no better way to explore ‘Little Venice' than getting lost in its maze of cobblestone lanes. B, L, D

Day 8, Depart Athens It's time to say a fond farewell to newfound friends before catching a transfer to the airport for your return flight. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers. B

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The ancient Greek city of Ephesus is the highlight this morning. You'll see an astoundingly well-preserved collection of ancient buildings that hint at what was once a powerful city. Sail to Patmos next. It's here that St. John was said to have received his Revelation. B, L, D

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Day 5, Rhodes – at sea Arriving in Rhodes, a complimentary Shore Experience will lead you along the path of religious knights who once conquered the island of Rhodes. B, L, D Day 6, Heraklion – Santorini Sailing overnight, you'll arrive early just in time for an exploration of Crete's ancient capital and Europe's oldest city, Heraklion. Then trade history for epic sunsets as you continue to Santorini where you could choose an Optional Experience to the stunning clifftop village of Oia. B, L, D

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AEGEAN ODYSSEY IDYLLIC GREEK CRUISING From only R4120 per day* 11 DAYSâ€ƒâ€˘â€ƒ 10 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATIONâ€ƒâ€˘â€ƒ 2 COUNTRIESâ€ƒâ€˘â€ƒ23 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS All the ancient treasures and irresistible beauty of the Aegean are yours to discover on this incredible visit to Athens and the stunning Greek islands – the perfect trip for lovers of history and the good things in life. Athens Sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes a visit to the magnificent Acropolis and views of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch Kusadasi Explore the colourful beach town and visit the open air archaeological wonder of ancient Ephesus Rhodes Full day to discover crystal clear waters, wonderful beaches and visit the Acropolis of Lindos Crete Wander the streets and marina of the picturesque town of Agios Nikolaos Santorini Admire landscapes, whitewashed houses and the incredible sunset on this beautiful island Milos Visit the island of colours and explore the capital Plaka Mykonos Admire the Old Town and white windmills overlooking the water

Day 1, Arrive Athens Dive right into a land of myths and legends. Your springboard to an idyllic Aegean holiday is vibrant Athens, which you'll have an opportunity to explore your way this evening. Gyros anyone? Hotel: Zafolia Day 2, Athens sightseeing You'll enjoy an extraordinary encounter with the ancients when you join your Local Specialist for an in-depth visit to some of the world's most treasured sights, followed by the rest of the afternoon to explore your way. B Day 3, Athens – embark 7-day cruise Board your cruise ship for a glorious week of glittering seascapes, laidback island living and epic ancient history that will captivate you at every turn. All aboard! B, D Day 4, Kusadasi (Turkey) You wouldn't believe the treasures you're about to see in the ancient Greek city of Ephesus. Get to grips with the Hellenistic and Roman heritage of this UNESCO-listed site. B, L, D

Arriving in Athens this morning, you'll disembark and transfer to your hotel. Get your final fix of the Greek capital your way. B Hotel:Â Zafolia Day 11, Depart Athens Your enchanting journey has sadly come to an end. Transfer to the airport for your flight home. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour. com/freetransfers. B

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Day 6, Crete free day Arriving in Crete this morning, you'll have some free time to explore the charming harbour town of Agios Nikolaos. You could also choose to join an Optional Experience to Heraklion and learn all about the island's epic ancient myths as you delve into the lost civilisation of the Minoans. B, L, D

Santorini's dramatic volcanic landscape is an incredible sight to behold and there's no question that you should get your fill of laid-back island life on an optional visit to the stunning clifftop village of Oia. B, L, D Day 8, Santorini – Milos – Mykonos

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visit the Sacred Island of Delos, the birthplace of Apollo, a favourite stop for lovers of history and archaeology. B, L, D

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Celestyal Cruise Ship: Operating this itinerary will be Celestyal Experience or another ship from the Celestyal fleet. For more information on this cruise, its sailing route map, inclusions and optional shore experiences please refer to costsavertour.com. *Cabin Category: Prices are based on Moderate (IA) inside 2-berth cabin. Prices include port taxes, a drinks package, tips and fuel surcharges and are accurate as of August 2020. Itinerary: Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions in the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious holidays or unforeseen circumstances.

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WONDERS OF TURKEY From only R2200 per day*

10 DAYS •  9 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  1 COUNTRY • 14 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS East meets West in this Turkish extravaganza which reveals the Byzantine and Ottoman past of Istanbul, the fairy-tale landscapes of Cappadocia and some of the world's most revered ancient cities. Get lost in the colourful lanes of the Grand Bazaar, watch the dizzying dance of the Whirling Dervishes and descend into an underground fortress. Mother Nature and man have crafted an extraordinary land, over which empires have fought for centuries and you'll get to see all its wonders on this 10-day journey.

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1 PAMUKKALE 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 Saratli 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 and the Temple of Hadrian 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 Chunuk Bair Cemeteries

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Day 1, Arrive Istanbul It's the city Napoleon said should be the capital of Earth and while it may not quite have reached that stature, Istanbul's history as the capital of two great empires has left an enviable legacy of art, architecture and culture. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and explore the city your way before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers. Hotel: Titanic Port Bakırköy Day 2, Istanbul sightseeing and free time Discover how centuries of Ottoman rule shaped the city's heritage as the meeting point between East and West when you join your Local Specialist this morning for a guided sightseeing tour, including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum, the Hippodrome

and Blue Mosque. Later, you'll have some time to explore Istanbul your way or consider an Optional Experience to Hagia Sophia, once the leading church in Christendom, and a cruise on the Bosphorus, separating Europe and Asia. B Day 3, Istanbul – Ankara Ramble past the colourful displays of lanterns, pottery and fabric as you wander through one of the world's oldest and largest covered markets, the Grand Bazaar. The scents of Turkish tea will linger long after you leave Istanbul, bound for Ankara. Arriving in the Turkish capital, you'll visit the Mausoleum of Atatürk, the founder and father of the Turkish Republic, before an evening to do as you please. B, D Hotel: Holiday Inn Kavaklıdere


DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM Day 4, Ankara – Cappadocia The hometown of the Hittites is under the spotlight this morning. Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, then continue to the whimsical landscapes of Cappadocia and visit the underground city of Saratli. This evening you could join an Optional Experience with the Whirling Dervishes, watching them whirl around and around in remembrance of God. B, D Hotel: Ramada by Wyndham Day 5, Cappadocia sightseeing and free time Cappadocia's fairy-tale chimneys take centre stage this morning as you journey to Pasabagi and Red

Valley. Visit a regional rug production centre then enjoy an afternoon on your own amidst the fantasy landscapes left by Mother Nature in the ochre rock. An Optional Experience in Göreme reveals how Christians once worshipped in the many rock churches that remain to this day. This evening, dinner is served at your hotel. B, D Day 6, Cappadocia – Konya – Pamukkale First up is the ancient city of Konya, the final resting place of the Sufi philosopher Mevlana whose famous mausoleum you will visit before continuing to the cotton fortress of Pamukkale, home to mineral-rich thermal waters which cascade down snow-white travertine terraces. B, D Hotel: Richmond Thermal

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Day 7, Pamukkale – Hierapolis – Ephesus – Izmir

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 2 HAGIA SOPHIA AND BOSPHORUS CRUISE Visit Hagia Sophia, Istanbul's 6th-century basilica-turned-mosque, then board a cruise along the Bosphorus which reveals the strategic importance of the straits and city's beauty from the water. DAY 4 WHIRLING DERVISH PERFORMANCE Watch the ‘dance' of the Whirling Dervishes whose meditative dance represents man's spiritual journey. DAY 5 GÖREME AND AVANOS SIGHTSEEING Marvel at the mystical fairy chimney rock formations of Cappadocia as you explore the ancient history of Göreme and learn about the famous handmade pottery of Avanos.

See the ruins of the ancient Roman health spa of Hierapolis this morning before you come face to face with the ruins of one of the most important cities in the ancient Mediterranean world, Ephesus. You'll explore this 2,000 year-old ancient settlement, then head to the seaside port of Izmir. B Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Alsancak Day 8, Izmir – Pergamon – Troy – Çanakkale Visit the Asclepion Medical Centre in Pergamon, which still bears the image of the snake-entwined staff that remains a symbol of modern medicine. Next is a visit to Troy to learn how its famous siege was only broken through the clever construction of a wooden Trojan horse, a replica of which can still be seen today. Later continue to Çanakkale where dinner is served at your hotel. B, D Hotel: Büyük Truva Oteli Day 9, Çanakkale – Gallipoli – Istanbul A poignant start to the day sees you visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair paying tribute to the brave soldiers who lost their lives at Gallipoli. Return to Istanbul where there's always time for one last Raki! B Hotel: Titanic Port Bakırköy

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Day 10, Depart Istanbul You've stood at the crossroads of East and West, trod in the footsteps of the ancients and admired ethereal landscapes that belong in a storybook. For now it's time to end this chapter with a heartfelt farewell to your newfound friends. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers. B

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15 DAYS •  14 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  1 COUNTRY • 21 MEALS

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East meets West on this 15-day journey across the fairy-tale landscapes and ancient landmarks of Turkey. From the lavish palaces of Ottoman sultans to Roman ruins along the Turquoise coast, you'll delve into the diversity and colourful multicultural experience that Turkey serves up in spades. Visit the enchanting cotton castles of Pamukkale, the surreal landscapes of Cappadocia and ancient trading routes once plied by camel caravans. Istanbul Sightseeing includes the Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque Safranbolu Visit Eski Carsi and Arasta Bazaars Ankara Visit the Museum of Antolian Civilisation and Ataturk's Mausoleum Cappadocia Visit Pasabagi and the Red Valley and marvel at the underground city of Saratli Konya Visit the Mevlana Museum, home of the Whirling Dervishes Antalya See the Roman harbour on the beautiful Turquoise Coast Pamukkale See the Cotton Castle springs and the ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis Izmir View a blend of modern and traditional in the many markets, mosques and churches 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 Chunuk Bair Cemeteries

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Day 1, Arrive Istanbul Cue the exotic music. It's the perfect pairing to your first day in Istanbul. On arrival, you'll be transferred to your hotel and later meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a glimpse of what lies ahead. Hotel: Ramada Plaza City Center Day 2, Istanbul sightseeing and free time The 'Pearl of the Orient' reveals her hidden treasures this morning as you join your Travel Director for a visit to the Byzantine Hippodrome. Visit the 17th-century Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Your afternoon and evening are free, but you won't want to miss an Optional Experience visit to Hagia Sophia, the Underground Cistern and Grand Bazaar. B Day 3, Istanbul – Safranbolu

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Arrive in UNESCO-listed Safranbolu, an important caravan station whose Ottoman-style wooden houses and narrow streets once witnessed bustling

trade. Join your Travel Director this afternoon for a sightseeing tour, starting on Hidirlik Hill. You'll have time to soak up the colourful sights and sounds at the Eski Carsi and Arasta Bazaar. B, D Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Day 4, Safranbolu – Amasra – Ankara Ease into the laid-back vibes of Amasra on the Black Sea. Visit its Castle and see Fatih Camii (Conquerer's Mosque) before enjoying lunch at a favourite local hangout. You'll leave the coast behind later and travel south to the Turkish capital, Ankara. B, D Hotel: Holiday Inn Kavaklıdere Day 5, Ankara – Cappadocia Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations this morning, then the Mausoleum of Atatürk, the founder and father of the Turkish Republic. Continue to the whimsical landscapes of Cappadocia where you'll visit Saratli Underground City. This evening you


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ancient walls of the Old Town and visit the Roman harbour. This evening, perhaps try the local Antalyan dishes. B Hotel: Holiday Inn Lara

Day 6, Cappadocia sightseeing and free time

Day 9, Antalya sightseeing and free time

Fairy-tale rock chimneys rise up from the ochre and rust-coloured depths of Paşabağı and the Red Valley – your first stop today. Visit a regional rug production centre, then enjoy an afternoon on your own or join an Optional Experience in Göreme. B, D

If you can drag yourself away from your sun lounger today, we recommend joining an Optional Experience cruise along the glittering coast. This afternoon, an optional journey into antiquity could see you visit the Aspendos Theatre and the Aspendos Bridge. B, D

Day 7, Cappadocia – Konya

Day 10, Antalya – Pamukkale

See master craftsmen crafting beautiful terracotta pottery this morning. Later, on your journey to Konya, you'll see a 13th-century caravanserai. Arriving in Konya, the home of the mystic Whirling Dervishes, you'll visit the final resting place of the Sufi philosopher Mevlana. B, D Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn

The powdery white sands and crystal-clear water of Lake Salda provide a beautiful backdrop for a quick photo stop today. Continue to Kaklik Cave with its sparkling white travertines before heading for the cotton fortress of Pamukkale. B, D Hotel: Richmond Thermal

Day 8, Konya – Antalya

The ethereal white pools and terraces that cascade down surrounding cliffs are a sight to behold this morning as you see the ruins of the ancient Roman health spa of Hierapolis. Head west to the Aegean coastline, arriving in Izmir later with an opportunity to join an Optional Experience seafood dinner this evening. B Hotel: Doubletree by Hilton Alsancak

See remnants of the heritage of Greek settlers in the landmarks that remain in Sille, before heading to Antalya on the Turquoise Coast. Retreat behind the

Day 11, Pamukkale – Izmir

Day 12, Izmir sightseeing and free time Explore Izmir your way or join an Optional Experience and head to the ruins of Ephesus, one of the most important cities in the ancient Mediterranean world. Included in this experience is a visit to the enchanting hillside village of Sirince with its traditional market. B

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here is one of our favourites. DAY 5 WHIRLING DERVISH PERFORMANCE AND DINNER Watch the ‘dance' of the Whirling Dervishes whose meditative dance represents man's spiritual journey. After the dizzying performance, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 13, Izmir – Çanakkale Ancient legends and symbols take centre stage today. Visit the Asclepion Medical Centre in Pergamon, which still bears the image of the snake-entwined staff that remains a symbol of modern medicine. Then head to Troy to learn about its famous siege. Later, continue to Çanakkale. B, D Hotel: Büyük Truva Oteli

Day 15, Depart Istanbul Your in-depth exploration of Turkey with its cultural and historic treasures has come to an end. For now it's time to end this chapter with a heartfelt farewell to your newfound friends. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers. B

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Day 14, Çanakkale – Istanbul Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair to commemorate the brave soldiers who died at Gallipoli, before returning to Istanbul. As your journey through Turkey draws to a close, you'll want to consider joining your new friends for an optional cruise along the Bosphorus. B Hotel: Ramada Plaza City Center

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ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS Great Pharaohs, gods and goddesses once walked these ancient lands and you will too when you embark on this mesmerising 9-day journey from Cairo to Aswan, to the temples of Luxor and the seaside splendour of Hurghada. Get lost in the legends of ancient civilisations, the stories of great battles and tributes to powerful men and women who once revealed their might through man-made wonders which followed them into the afterlife. Cairo See the treasures of Tutankhamun during a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum, the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx Aswan Sail on the Nile in a traditional felucca and voyage around the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island Kom-Ombo Visit Kom-Ombo Temple dedicated to two gods Luxor Explore the imposing Karnak Temple Complex in Luxor Valley of the Kings See the Memnon Colossi and visit the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut Hurghada Enjoy a free day to relax in the beach resort town of Hurghada

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Hold on to your hats as you embark on a whirlwind journey into antiquity, beginning in colourful Cairo. Spend your first day delving into the treasures of ancient history your way. Visit the Alabaster mosque, modelled on Istanbul's Hagia Sofia, or savour an apple shisha rubbing shoulders with the locals as you watch the sun set over Cairo. Hotel: Steigenberger Pyramids Day 2, Cairo sightseeing See the treasures of Tutankhamun this morning during a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum, home of the world's greatest collection of ancient Egyptian art. Proceed to the Pyramids of Giza, where you'll see

the Pyramid of Cheops, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the proudly posing Sphinx, before returning to Cairo this evening for some time on your own or an Optional Experience sound and light show amidst the pyramids. B Day 3, Cairo – Aswan – Nile Cruise

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Let the dust settle in Cairo as you board your morning flight to Aswan. You'll arrive just in time for a visit to the High Dam and admire the Temple of Isis in Philae before boarding your cruise. This afternoon, take to the Nile on a traditional felucca, watching as the wind whips up its elegant white cotton sails as you sail around the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island. B, L, D Hotel: Nile Cruise


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Day 5, Nile cruise: Edfu – Luxor

Catch the gaze of Ramses II if you join an Optional Experience to the imposing temples of Abu Simbel, his ancient southern seat of power. Set sail for KomOmbo, arriving this afternoon to visit Kom-Ombo Temple where two gods of Horus the Elder and Sobek are worshipped in tandem. Your cruise continues overnight to Edfu. B, L, D

Ancient Thebes beckons and you'll continue your Nile cruise to Luxor where this afternoon we visit the Luxor Museum. Go back in time and see an astounding collection of archaeological treasures, including items from Tutankhamun's tomb and remnants from the New Kingdom. B, L, D Day 6, Disembark – Luxor – Valley of the Kings – Hurghada

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Your Nile cruise has come to an end, but there's still plenty more to see in the Valley of the Kings. Visit the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, then see the seated Memnon Colossi before stopping in Karnak. Later, you'll head to the Red Sea coastline and stop at Hurghada where tonight you'll enjoy dinner at your hotel. B, D Hotel: Pharaoh Azur Resort Day 7, Hurghada free day

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 2 GIZA SOUND AND LIGHT SHOW This unmissable event is one of the most famous shows in the world! Experience a light show with stereophonic sound featuring the Sphinx and Great Pyramids. DAY 2 DINNER, BELLY DANCING AND NILE CRUISE Be treated to dinner onboard a luxurious ship along the Nile river and be entertained with a belly dancing show. DAY 4 ABU SIMBEL (BY FLIGHT) What better way to see the imposing Abu Simbel than by air? Enjoy a bird's eye view of this imposing monument which was rescued from oblivion through massive international efforts during construction of the High Dam.

What a treat! A full free day to soak up the sunkissed splendour of Hurghada on your own. You could choose to shelve the sightseeing and relax at your resort guilt-free or embark on a snorkelling tour getting up close and personal to the resident dolphins. However you decide to spend your day, start and end it slowly – isn't that what beach holidays are for? Tonight dinner is served at your hotel. B, D Day 8, Hurghada – Cairo

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Wake up to the sounds of the seaside. There's no need to hurry as you'll have some time this morning for a leisurely breakfast before taking your transfer to Cairo for a free evening. B Hotel: Radisson Blu Heliopolis Day 9, Depart Cairo For now, all that remains is to say farewell to your travel companions before transferring to Cairo airport for your return flight home, filled with fond memories of the treasures you've encountered. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers. B

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Explore the medieval capitals of the Baltics and Russia’s imperial cities on this glorious 17-day journey from Warsaw to Moscow. Delve into decades of Soviet rule, the youthful spirit of new nations and a history shaped by tragedy and triumphs. Local Specialists will reveal the legacies left by foreign rulers and the Romanov royals, sharing the stories that have brought a new lease on life to the Baltics and Russia. FROM R2971 PER DAY* 90

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9 DAYS •  8 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  2 COUNTRIES • 15 MEALS

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ZIMBABWE

Take in the contrasts of Cape Town and Table Mountain before heading out on safari and visiting Victoria Falls. You'll get your fill of adventure as you explore the Golden Triangle, spot the Big 5 and feast on traditional meals during this Icons of Southern Africa trip.

PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK

2 Cape Town City orientation tour including Bo-Kaap and the Castle of Good Hope. Visit Table Mountain via Aerial Cableway Pilanesberg National Park Four included safari vehicle game drives, in a reserve home to the ‘Big 5’ Johannesburg City orientation tour Victoria Falls Guided tour of the falls with a Local Specialist

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Nothing can quite prepare you for what awaits in Cape Town. Table Mountain, endless beaches and big city scenes will welcome you today. On arrival, transfer to your hotel before heading out to get a first-hand feel for this cosmopolitan city. Later, meet up with your Travel Director and the group, where excitement will be riding high. D Hotel: Protea Victoria Junction

tour, from the colourful facades in Bo-Kaap to the 17th-century Castle of Good Hope. Then comes today's main event, Table Mountain via the iconic aerial cable way, for 360-degree views stretching down to the City Bowl, Atlantic Seaboard and beyond. Tailor your afternoon with options that are just as iconic as the sights - a relaxed e-bike ride along the beach and a sunset beach braai, or a djembe drumming session that wraps with a traditional African feast. B

Day 2, Cape Town Orientation and Free Time

Day 3, Cape Town Free Day

We'll waste no time exploring what locals calls the “Mother City”. Your Travel Director will paint a vivid picture of the area on an essential morning orientation

Today is about taking in Cape Town and its surrounds your way, and you'll have options galore. Wine lovers could choose to sip their way through the day in the


DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM Cape Winelands, via the Franschhoek Wine Tram. Car fanatics could feel the thrills at Franschhoek Motor Museum, re-fuelling with wine tastings and a picnic lunch. If your perfect day is in the great outdoors, lace your boots up for a guided hike up Table Mountain, or take it up a notch on a thrilling mountain-bike ride. B Day 4, Cape Town - Johannesburg - Pilanesberg National Park Farewell Cape Town, it's been a dream. We've got exciting news though, a safari awaits! We'll board our included flight and say a quick hello to Johannesburg, before beelining it to Pilanesberg National Park, home to the main event - an opportunity to spot South Africa's ‘Big 5'. Your safari fantasy will become a reality whilst exploring the bushveld in our 4x4 vehicle, keeping your eyes peeled as the sun sets and animals begin to emerge. B, L, D Hotel: Ivory Tree Game Lodge

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a couple of our favourites. DAY 3 FRANSCHHOEK WINE TRAM Explore the rolling vineyards of Franschhoek onboard its vintage style Wine Tram. DAY 6 SOWETO TOUR Explore one of South Africa's most historic townships, on a guided tour that highlights its anti-apartheid resistance.

Day 5, Pilanesberg National Park Safari Game Drives You'll be rising early today as we go in search of lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo, or in others words the magnificent Big 5. And there's no better way to do it than with our Local Specialist Guide leading the charge. Feel like a true explorer as you navigate the dusty tracks in the hopes of spotting animals, all whilst learning about the area. Whether you spot the Big 5 or not, there's no doubt you'll enjoy this truly magical experience. B, L, D Day 6, Pilanesberg National Park - Johannesburg This morning's final game drive with a Local Specialist will focus on seeking out the elusive wild dog, leopard and colourful flash of a Lilac-breasted roller. We'll bid a fond farewell to the bushveld after tucking into a tasty breakfast, and head back to civilisation for our next city stop, Johannesburg. This city is hard to resist, so you'll get your bearings during an orientation with your Travel Director. With an afternoon to explore your way take the opportunity to get a history fix at Soweto, delving into the infamous history of South Africa's oldest township and once home to two Nobel Peace Prize winners. For a slice of adventure, consider donning a helmet to explore the Sterkfontein Caves and wander the Maropeng Visitor Centre, where humanity's origin story comes to life through interactive exhibits. B, D Hotel: Protea Balalaika Day 7, Johannesburg - Victoria Falls The ‘smoke that thunders', otherwise known as Victoria Falls, awaits today. After an included morning flight, you'll be feeling like a VIP at our accommodation, located on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. The lifeblood of Victoria Falls is home to hippos, crocodiles and playful elephants, and there's no better way to spot these waterloving creatures than a blissful sunset cruise. B, D Hotel: A'Zambezi River Lodge

Day 9, Victoria Falls - Depart Johannesburg With fond memories of animals, waterfalls and friendly locals fresh in your mind, your trip around southern Africa's icons will come to an end today. You'll tuck into breakfast, then transfer to Victoria Falls Airport for your included flight to Johannesburg, where your tour ends upon arrival. Please ensure your international flight home departs after 19:30. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers. B

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Day 8, Victoria Falls Sightseeing and Free Time One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World takes centre stage this morning, where a Local Specialist will give a guided tour of Victoria Falls. It will be hard to pull your jaw from the floor as the world's largest sheet of falling water thunders around you. Later, head out to wander galleries or open-air markets for an evening spent your way. B

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WONDERS OF THE WESTERN CAPE From only R2810 per day* 10 DAYS •  9 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  1 COUNTRY • 15 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS No, you're not dreaming, the incredible beauty of the Western Cape is part of its charm. From the eclectic streets of Cape Town to the wild nature of Cape Agulhas and the Garden Route Game Reserve, you'll be living out your dream as you dive in to the culture, landscapes and lifestyle of this region. Cape Town City orientation tour including Bo-Kaap and the Castle of Good Hope. Visit Table Mountain via Aerial Cableway Hermanus Visit the whale watching capital of South Africa Cape Agulhas Visit the southernmost tip of Africa where the Indian Ocean and Atlantic Oceans meet Garden Route Game Reserve Three included safari vehicle game drives, in a reserve home to the ‘Big 5’ Knysna Explore the Knysna Quays area

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Day 1, Arrive Cape Town Aweh (hey), Cape Town! South African surprises lie in store for the next few days. Transfer to the heart of the city and connect with the energy of the cosmopolitan Cape capital before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner and trip briefing. D Hotel: Protea Fire and Ice

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Day 2, Cape Town Orientation and Free Time Ready for an exhilarating day, Cape Town style? Start by exploring the suburb of Bo-Kaap, where rainbowhued houses turn the streets into works of art. Get your first dose of nature at the Company Gardens, before taking a spin around the 17th-century Castle of

Good Hope and catching an aerial cable car ride up Table Mountain. Later, check out golden beaches on an optional e-bike ride with a sunset beach braai. For the musically-inclined, consider jamming your way through a djembe drumming session, followed by a traditional African feast. B Day 3, Cape Town - Hermanus Sit back and enjoy one of South Africa's most awe inspiring drives from Cape Town to Hermanus. Enjoy lunch, then hit the water for an optional sea kayaking experience in Walker Bay. Or, unleash your inner wine connoisseur on a visit to a renowned vineyard. B, L Hotel: Windsor


DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM Day 4, Hermanus - Garden Route Game Reserve Before heading into the wild, expect to be wowed by the swirling waters of the southern-most tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas. Then comes a safari adventure at Garden Route Game Reserve, so keep your eyes peeled—glimpses of impala, zebra and giraffe are highly likely. B, D Hotel: Garden Route Game Lodge Day 5, Garden Route Game Reserve Safari Drives The one thought on everyone's minds today: will you spot the Big 5? Rise with the Cape turtle doves and let their songs kickstart another magnificent day in

South Africa. You'll want to get out into the bush early to avoid the heat of the day, so after grabbing a cup of coffee, don your safari hat for an all-day adventure through the fynbos-clad landscape in search of buffalo, cheetah, giraffe and wildebeest. B, D Day 6, Garden Route Game Reserve - Knysna You don't need green fingers to enjoy South Africa's lush Garden Route. Take a quick side trip to Victoria Bay and stretch your legs or soak in its refreshing salty waters. Your next stop is Knysna, pronounced ‘Naaisnah' (the ‘k' is silent), which sits sheltered on the edge of a lagoon. With the rest of the day to do as you choose, perhaps join a guided walk through flora-dense forests in nearby Wilderness. Or, kick back until an optional sunset dinner cruise on board a traditional paddle steamer. B Hotel: Protea Knysna Quays Day 7, Knysna Free Day

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 3 GUIDED WALK AND WINE TASTING AT BOUCHARD FINLAYSON Learn about the estate's history whilst sampling artisanal wines. DAY 7 FYNBOS AND FORESTS AT FEATHERBED NATURE RESERVE Sail across Knysna Lagoon to the nature reserve and hop in a 4X4 to explore with a Local Specialist. DAY 9 CRAFT BEER TASTING WITH BEACH BARBECUE Say cheers to Cape Town’s growing craft beer scene as you sample some of the city’s finest brews over a traditional beach braai. You’ll quickly see why locals love to cook alfresco.

You'll be grateful for an extra day to explore Knysna today. There's plenty to do in this pretty town and its surrounds, but we'd recommend joining our boat ride across the Knysna Lagoon to Featherbed Nature Reserve. Once here, buckle up and enjoy a 4X4 ride along the western headland. If a slower pace is more your style, take a stroll down Sedgefield beach with a Local Guide. B, D

Day 10, Depart Cape Town The time has come to say totsiens (until we see each other again) as you enjoy a final breakfast and prepare to return home after your adventure to South Africa's fairest Cape. Don't be surprised if you start planning your next trip to Africa whilst heading to Cape Town International Airport for your flight. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers. B

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Day 8, Knysna - Cape Town End your epic journey in South Africa's Fairest Cape with our return to Cape Town. Stop in Swellendam, the third-oldest town in South Africa, to admire its famed Cape Dutch architecture. Back in Cape Town, spend the evening your way by relaxing in the hotel or heading out for dinner in the city. B Hotel: Protea Fire and Ice

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Day 9, Cape Town Free Day Get your final fix of Cape Town with a full day to spend your way. If you want to relax, consider kicking back at a craft beer tasting, before tucking in to a beach braai at Blaauwberg Nature Reserve. Keen to fit in one last adventure? Explore the rugged Cape Peninsula coastline, passing Boulders Beach to check out the colony of African Jackass penguins. B, D

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HIGHLIGHTS OF KENYA From only R4888 per day*

8 DAYS •  7 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  1 COUNTRY • 20 MEALS

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From the bright lights of Nairobi to the vast plains of the Maasai Mara, this trip is a tantalising whirlwind of wildlife, culture and natural beauty. Enjoy 5 game drives, spot rare birdlife and keep a look out for the Big 5 as you take in the unparalleled Highlights of Kenya.

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Day 1, Arrive Nairobi Receive a warm karibu (welcome) to Kenya, as you touch down at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Adventure ready from the beginning, we'll pick you up at the airport in 4x4 vehicles and make sure you're settled at your hotel, then the rest of today is all about going pole-pole (slow). Ease into holiday mode before meeting up with your Costsaver Driver Guide and fellow travellers for a briefing, followed by a traditional dinner. D Hotel: Boma Inn

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Day 2, Nairobi - Tsavo West National Park Area Jump straight into the action today, the vast plains of Tsavo are calling. You'll be heading to Tsavo West National Park, Kenya's largest National Park, and one of the best spots in the country for wildlife spotting.

On the journey, your expert Driver Guide will share facts and stories about the park, so you'll arrive ready to have the best experience possible. After lunch at your Safari Camp accommodation, lace up your boots and head out on a guided nature walk within its grounds, keeping a look out for your first glimpses of antelope and other small animal species. B, L, D Hotel: Voyager Ziwani Safari Camp Day 3, Tsavo West National Park Area - Amboseli National Park Home to black rhino, elephants, lions and all manner of bird life, waking up in Tsavo West will feel a little like Christmas morning. You'll head out to explore, stopping by the lush oasis of Mzima Springs to hopefully spy lounging hippos and crocs. Swap nature


DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM for geology as you visit the Shetani Lava Flows, before continuing on to Amboseli National Park— home of the legendary Maasai. Top off the day with optional sundowners, toasting to a day you'll never forget. B, L, D Hotel: Sentrim Amboseli Camp Day 4, Amboseli National Park Full Day Safari Game Drive In Africa, the early bird gets the best wildlife sightings. Rise before the sun for a morning safari through Amboseli National Park in search of leopards, cheetahs and lions. As the sun rises, kick back as your Drive Guide points out large herds of African elephants roaming through the park's “salty dust”. Enjoy a quick picnic lunch with Mount Kilimanjaro's snow-capped peaks in the background, fuelling up to make the most of your afternoon safari. As the sun sets, ride back to your lodge for a delicious dinner. B, L, D

Day 5, Amboseli National Park - Lake Elementaita Another day, another blockbuster. The utterly serene UNESCO listed Lake Elementaita is guaranteed to capture your imagination today, not least because of the multitude of bird species that inhabit this area, some of which can only be found here. If you're a selfproclaimed twitcher or bird enthusiast, welcome to utopia. B, L, D Hotel: Elementaita Sentrim Lodge Day 6, Lake Elementaita - Maasai Mara Early riser? We've got just the Optional Experience for you, with the chance to join a naturalist led bird walk to learn more about the feathered friends of this region. Prefer a leisurely morning? That's OK too. Start the day your way, with a lazy breakfast and steaming cup of coffee whilst admiring the view. Once back together, we'll head towards the vast expanse of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. B, L, D Hotel: Mara Sopa Lodge Day 7, Maasai Mara Full Day Safari Game Drive

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a couple of our favourites. DAY 3 AMBOSELI SUNDOWNER Nothing says safari quite like a sundowner; watching the sun set over the Amboseli landscape with a drink in hand, the perfect end to an extraordinary day. DAY 7 MAASAI VILLAGE VISIT A memorable encounter with the colourful Maasai awaits when you visit a traditional Maasai village and explore their culture and traditions.

The Maasai Mara – just saying the name sends shivers down our spines, and today it'll be all yours to explore. Accompanied by your Driver Guide, your mission will be to spot the animals of the Big 5. Keeping energy levels high, you'll tuck in to a picnic lunch, before continuing the safari adventure into the afternoon. If you're visiting between June to October, you'll likely witness the Great Migration, where vast herds of wildebeest journey across the plains. Keen to learn more about the people of this ancient land? Our afternoon Optional Experience will give you the chance to visit a Maasai Village to learn about local life and traditional customs. B, L, D Day 8, Maasai Mara - Depart Nairobi The words of ‘Out of Africa' author Karen Blixen will feel especially poignant as you say a final farewell to the Maasai Mara this morning. “If there were one more thing I could do, it would be to go on safari again”. You'll return to Nairobi in a haze of wildlife and happy memories for a quiet afternoon at your hotel ahead of your evening flight. If you already know you'll want another day to explore Nairobi, consider staying overnight and flying out the following evening. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers. B

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ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS

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Grab your camera and discover Africa's true ‘big sky country' on an epic adventure through Namibia. Take in vast desert landscapes and star-filled night skies before you go deep into the bush on a big game safari. Then dust off your boots in the coastal town of Swakopmund. From Etosha National Park and the Skeleton Coast to the surreal landscapes of Sossusvlei, Namibia's stark beauty will excite the most experienced explorer.

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Windhoek Orientation tour of the city Etosha National Park Two included game drives in the touring vehicle Erongo Region Enjoy a wine tasting in the town of Omaruru Swakopmund Orientation tour of the town Namib-Naukluft National Park Excursion to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei Sesriem Canyon View the canyon from the rim viewpoint

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Welkom to Windhoek! Meet your Costsaver representative before being whisked off to join your fellow travelling companions and Driver Guide for a welcome briefing and dinner. D Hotel: Safari Court

The Herero people are one of Namibia's semi-nomadic pastoralist tribes. Enjoy a unique glimpse into their daily lives, traditional dress, dance, customs and culture – which they safeguard fiercely to this day. Stop for lunch at Outjo's famous bakery, before heading to your accommodation within touching distance of Etosha National Park. B, D Hotel: Etosha Safari Camp

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Take in the iconic sights of Windhoek on an orientation tour and visit the famous Christuskirche and Museum of Namibia, before heading into the African - veld. Choose an Optional Experience afternoon game drive or guided hike. End the day with a traditional braai. After dinner join an Optional Experience night drive in search of smaller predators and nocturnal animals. B, D Hotel: Otjiwa Safari Lodge

Day 4, Etosha National Park Full Day Safari Etosha, the ‘Great White Place', attracts an abundance of animal and bird species and is a breeding ground for the region's famous flamingos. Spend a full day exploring the park in your touring vehicle, or enjoy an Optional Experience guided game drive on an open safari vehicle. Either way, the park's shimmering


DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM horizons and wildlife will astound, including large herds of elephant, wildebeest, zebra and springbok. B, D Day 5, Etosha National Park Area Erongo Region Enjoy a relaxed start and leisurely breakfast before departing for Namibia's Erongo region. We'll stop off for a unique wine tasting experience in Omaruru and learn how wine production has been adapted to the region's desert environment, before heading for our lodge in the shadow of the Erongo Mountains. Admire the sweeping panoramic views as you relax for the afternoon or sign up for one of our Optional Experiences. B, D Hotel: Hohenstein Lodge Day 6, Erongo Region - Swakopmund Enjoy a leisurely breakfast or grab the opportunity to visit a local San village on an Optional Experience. Once in Swakopmund, join your Driver Guide for

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a couple of our favourites. DAY 2 OTJIWA NIGHT DRIVE Grab a blanket and hop on a safari vehicle to experience a guided night drive under Namibia's starry sky. DAY 7 WALVIS BAY MARINE CRUISE Set sail on a catamaran cruise from Walvis Bay to Pelican Point, where you'll get up close to pelicans, Cape fur seals, dolphins and, when in season, whales. Enjoy lunch onboard, including fresh oysters plucked from the bay.

an orientation tour, before strolling down the 'Mole' promenade and admiring the town's colonial architecture. Adventurous souls can sign up for an Optional Experience scenic flight, giving you a bird'seye view of Swakop's rolling dunes and spectacular skeleton coast. B Hotel: Swakopmund Sands

Day 11, Depart Windhoek Look up at Namibia's endless sky, breathe in the African air and bid a fond farewell to this wonderful country – a transfer to the airport and your flight home awaits. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers. B

Day 7, Swakopmund Free Day Adventure beckons as you contemplate a full day in and around Swakopmund. Choose an Optional Experience quad biking or sandboarding adventure, Living Desert Tour, or a catamaran cruise from Walvis Bay to Pelican Point, where you'll get closely acquainted with seals and pelicans while searching for the ‘Marine Big 5'. B Day 8, Swakopmund - Sesriem There are still a few surprises in store before we reach Sossusvlei's dramatic red landscapes. First up, a visit to the flamingos in Walvis Bay. Next, we take in the staggering views from Dune 7, the highest sand dune in the Namib Desert. Have your cameras ready as we cross the Tropic of Capricorn on our way to our accommodation for the next two days. Join a memorable Optional Experience nature drive with a Local Specialist, or get an early night, as Sossusvlei and Deadvlei await. B, D Hotel: Hammerstein Lodge Day 9, Sossusvlei - Deadvlei - Sesriem Canyon Excursion Experience the wonders of Namibia's most iconic and photographed site, the Sossusvlei dunes and eerie landscapes of Deadvlei. We'll arrive at the park gates before dawn, hoping to catch the sunrise, before meeting our 4X4 transfer to Deadvlei and the ancient petrified camelthorn trees dotting the white-clay pan. After capturing your own iconic shots, head to the top of the tallest dune in the area, Big Daddy. Our epic excursion ends with a visit to Sesriem Canyon. B, D

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Day 10, Sesriem - Windhoek Today we return to Windhoek, where our adventure first began. Our last stop is just south of the capital, in the historical town of Rehoboth. Round off your Namibian holiday in style tonight, with an Optional Experience meal at one of Windhoek's most famous beer houses. B Hotel: Safari Court

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JAPAN DISCOVERY From only R7540 per day*

10 DAYS •  9 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  1 COUNTRY • 13 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS Experience the many contrasts of Japan, from the modern metropolis of Tokyo to the spectacular beauty of Mt. Fuji and magical Kyoto with its stunning temples and colourful Geisha district. From travelling by bullet train and seeing the cherry blossoms bloom in the springtime, on this 10-day trip you’ll gain an understanding of what makes Japan such an unmissable travel destination. Tokyo Visit the Tokyo Metropolitan Observatory, Sensoji Buddhist Temple and Nakamise shopping street at Asakusa and the Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine Mt. Fuji Drive up to the 5th Station for panoramic views Hakone View Mt. Fuji and Lake Ashi from the Komagatake Ropeway Kyoto Visit Kinkakuji Temple, Heian-jingu shrine and a traditional Japanese handicraft centre Kurashiki Visit the Bikan Historical Quarter Hiroshima Visit Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima island, and the Peace Memorial Park and Museum Himeji Visit Himeji Castle and a sake brewery en route to Osaka

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Welcome to dazzling, futuristic Tokyo, Japan's incredible capital city. One of the most culturally rich cities on earth, Tokyo is the kind of place where every day is a new adventure, and where no two neighbourhoods are the same. Arriving today board your shuttle bus transfer from Tokyo Narita or Haneda Airport. This evening meet up with your Travel Director and fellow explorers for your first taste of Japanese cuisine. D Hotel: Sunshine City Prince

You may have seen glimpses of its snowcapped peaks but today you'll get up close to iconic Mt. Fuji. Driving up to the 5th Station (weather permitting), catch your breath as you take it all in from 2300 metres above sea level, then travel along the Komagatake Ropeway for incredible views of Lake Ashi. Driving back through Hakone, enjoy the incomparable mountain views before heading back to the city for your last night in Tokyo. B

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Today's sightseeing tour will kick off 243 metres above ground at the Tokyo Metropolitan Observatory. Step inside a forested inner-city oasis at the Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine and then visit Asakusa for a glimpse of Old Tokyo. Browse the craft shops along Nakamise Street and visit the Sensoji Buddhist Temple which has been rebuilt countless times since it was founded in the 7th century. This afternoon and evening it's all about tailoring your trip your way. Perhaps take advantage of our optional visit to the Tokyo National Museum and this evening, you could choose to dine local style with dinner at a traditional izakaya (Japanese pub). B

You'll board the bullet train this morning and travel towards Kyoto at speeds of up to 320 kilometres per hour. Starting your sightseeing tour at the Golden Pavilion of Kinkaku-ji, you'll then visit the stunning Heian-jingu shrine together with its 25 metre high torii gate. From here it will be on to a traditional handicraft centre to browse the Japanese crafts, then dinner tonight will be at a local restaurant. B, D Hotel: Kyoto Annex Tower


DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM Day 5, Kyoto Free Day Today is yours to explore your way, and in beautiful Kyoto there is no shortage of choice. Maybe start your day at the lush green Ginkaku-ji shrine, or head over to the Gion district to catch a glimpse of a geisha. This morning opt to join our optional trip to Nara to learn about the art of bokusho (ink making), then head on to Todaji Temple and Nara Park, an area taken over by hundreds of free roaming deer. Keen to see a

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 2 TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM AND SHOPPING Browse collections of Japanese art and archaeological objects before browsing the shops in Ameyoko and Ginza. DAY 5 NARA VISIT AND INK MAKING Known as a place that specialises in the art of ‘bokusho' or ink making, watch talented artisans create beautiful masterpieces before heading on to Nara Park. DAY 7 SECRETS OF HIROSHIMA Start off with oysters for lunch and then visit Shukkeien Japanese Garden and Hiroshima Castle. DAY 9 DINNER IN DOTONBORI Visit Osaka's dining and entertainment hub for a feast of local delights.

Kyoto icon? Join our optional trip to the Fushimi Inari Shrine, where thousands of orange vermilion torii gates stretch up the thickly wooded mountain. B Day 6, Kyoto - Kurashiki - Hiroshima Your first stop today will be Kurashiki, where you'll meet up with a Local Specialist for a tour around the black and white warehouses of the historic Bikan Quarter before heading on to Hiroshima. Respectfully remembering its catastrophic past whilst looking to the future with optimism, Hiroshima today is a thriving cosmopolitan city with a lot to offer. Tonight, tuck in to okonomiyaki, a type of Japanese savoury pancake and a Hiroshima speciality. B, D Hotel: Oriental

Day 10, Depart Osaka Culturally satisfied, today your trip will come to an end. As you head for the airport for your onward flight, we hope you're leaving with big smiles courtesy of Japan's faultless hospitality. Bon voyage! B

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Day 8, Hiroshima - Himeji Heading on from Hiroshima, this morning you'll journey on to Himeji. After some free time for lunch, this afternoon you'll then meet up with a Local Specialist to visit the UNESCO listed 400-year-old Himeji Castle. Known as the White Heron Castle, this site is widely considered Japan's most spectacular castle and looking up at its vast size, beauty and immaculate gardens, it won't be hard to see why. B, D Hotel: Nikko Himeji Day 9, Himeji - Osaka Start as you mean to go on today with a visit to a sake brewery accompanied by a Local Specialist. Learn about the history and brewing process of Japan's national drink before heading on to Osaka, a spirited and liberal city. With an afternoon free, perhaps take advantage of our optional trip to the Umeda Sky Building and Osaka Castle. This evening and to see out your trip in style, perhaps opt to join our foodie inspired trip to Namba, for a final feast of local delights. B Hotel: New Hankyu Osaka

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ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS A showcase of China's wonders; visit the majestic Great Wall, marvel at the Terracotta Warriors and journey down the Yangtze River and its Three Gorges on this Iconic China trip. This trip will tick all your travel boxes and then some, unlocking the journey you’ve been waiting for. From magnificent natural and man-made icons mixed with ancient culture, fascinating history and world-class cities to explore this is China, done your way.

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Welcome to China's sprawling, innovative and ancient capital city, Beijing. An impressive six UNESCO World Heritage sites can all be found here, not to mention modern masterpieces like the CCTV Building and the Galaxy Soho. Arriving today, transfer to your hotel and meet up with your Travel Director for a welcome dinner this evening. D Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Temple of Heaven

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Day 2, Beijing Sightseeing Today's sightseeing tour will kick off in the world's largest public square, Tiananmen Square, followed by the UNESCO listed Forbidden City, an impeccably preserved complex of courtyards and palaces ringed by scarlet coloured citadel walls. This afternoon enjoy some time at leisure and perhaps explore the hútòngs

that crisscross the city. This evening you could opt to join us for the spectacular ‘Legend of Kung Fu' show. B Day 3, Beijing and the Great Wall Today's the day you'll be able to tick off ‘visiting the Great Wall of China' at Juyongguan; the country's greatest feat of engineering and the finest relic of China's Ming Dynasty. Be sure to make the most of this experience before stopping for lunch. This evening why not see out your time in Beijing with our optional dinner, a banquet of speicalities including Beijing Kao Ya' (Peking Duck). B, L Day 4, Beijing - Xi’an Waking up to a free morning in Beijing, consider joining our optional trip to the UNESCO listed Temple


DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM of Heaven, one of the country's most important Imperial temples. This afternoon catch a flight to the historical city of Xi'an and later with some time to yourself, perhaps head out to explore the busy lanes of the Muslim Quarter. B Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Bell Tower Xi'an Day 5, Xi’an Sightseeing One of the greatest archaeological discoveries of recent times, today you'll visit the thousands of stone warriors that comprise the Terracotta Army. Standing in battle formation and silently guarding the body of China's first emperor for an astounding 2000

years, learn about the discovery and history of the army. This evening you could choose to join our Tang Dynasty dinner and show. B, L Day 6, Xi’an - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise Heading for the airport this morning, you're bound for the booming city of Chongqing. Catch your first glimpse of the longest river in Asia as you arrive, then after dinner get even better acquainted as you board your river cruise ship, your home for the next three nights. B, D Hotel: Victoria Lianna (cruise ship) Day 7, Yangtze River Cruise Today you'll visit Shibaozhai, an incredible 12 storey, 56 metre high wooden pagoda built on the top of a cliff. Cruising on next to the shrines and monasteries of Fengdu's ‘Ghost City', a two-thousand-year-old complex dedicated to the afterlife, explore the vividly depicted images of hell before retiring back to the ship for some relaxing on-deck. B, L, D Day 8, Yangtze River Cruise

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 2 LEGEND OF KUNG FU SHOW Mixing traditional martial arts with modern theatre, watch a stunning and daring display of Kung Fu skills. DAY 3 PEKING DUCK BANQUET Tuck in to China's most famous dish Peking Duck; roasted duck with crispy skin and tender meat inside, accompanied by pancakes and vegetables. DAY 11 ZHUJIAJIAO EXPERIENCE Visit the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao where historical buildings such as the Qing dynasty post office can still be found.

The scenery gets even more beautiful today as you cruise through the Three Gorges region. Hold your breath as you squeeze through the Qutang Gorge, then breathe a sigh of relief as you enter the Wu Gorge, where you'll board a small motor boat to visit Goddess Stream, a place that absolutely lives up to its otherworldly name. Back on board, carry on to the final gorge, Xiling, another beautiful area of karst caves and soaring cliff edges. B, L, D Day 9, Yichang - Shanghai Make an early start this morning and ascend to the top deck of the cruise ship to enjoy the views of the vast Three Gorges Dam – the largest dam in the world. After disembarkation at Maoping Port there is another great photo opportunity to get shots of the Dam before transferring to Yichang Airport to catch your flight to the stunning city of Shanghai. B Hotel: Ocean Day 10, Shanghai Sightseeing Today's sightseeing tour starts off at The Bund, the city's waterfront hub where art deco and neoclassical buildings rub shoulders with monolithic skyscrapers. Continue on to a Silk Factory Outlet, then stop off at Shanghai's premium shopping destination, Nanjing Road. This evening perhaps opt to join our visit to a daring acrobatics show. B, L

Day 11, Shanghai Free Day For your last day in China you may choose to take our optional trip to the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao with its 36 bridges built during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Or if you prefer to explore on your own, you could head to the Old Town for a glimpse of Shanghai of old or visit Yuyuan Garden; a true delight with its shady alcoves and fish filled pools. B Day 12, Depart Shanghai Saying goodbye to your fellow travellers and transferring on to Shanghai International Airport, today you'll catch your onward flight to your next destination. B

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NATURAL WONDERS OF CHINA From only R6113 per day* 16 DAYS •  15 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  1 COUNTRY • 26 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS Pack your bags for the odyssey of a lifetime with nothing less than 16 incredible days packed with cultural highlights and ancient wonders. You’ll experience all of China’s greats, from the lively streets of Shanghai to the colourful cliffs of the Three Gorges region, topping it off with the iconic Stone Forest that always promises to astound and amaze. Exhilarating experiences await at every turn as you dive into the landscapes and lifestyles of the one and only China.

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Say goodbye to Shanghai's buzzing city streets, engineering wonders, and tasty local delicacies this morning as you catch a flight to the laid-back city of Kunming. After touching down, we'll head to a local restaurant for a tasty lunch to fuel up for today's adventures. History buffs will delight at this afternoon's agenda, over 12 centuries of culture, architecture and stories await as we journey to our home for tonight, the ancient town of Jianshui. We'll get right to it with a guided walking tour to soak in the sights like the Chaoyang Tower, the final one of four towers still standing, built during the Ming Dynasty as an eastern gate to the ancient town, and remind yourself to listen for the resounding boom of

the tower's bell which can be heard by every resident at sunset. You'll also learn about the history of its ancient wells, which locals prefer to get their daily water from instead of the tap. Already wrapped up in Jianshui's charms, check in to your hotel and rest up for tomorrow's explorations. B, L Hotel: Lin An Day 13, Jianshui Sightseeing and Free Time Waking up to another day of exploring, we'll start the day with a slice of culture at the Confucius Temple, 700 years old and the third-largest of its kind in China where you're sure to be blown away by the temple's incredible detail. The jewel in its crown is Dacheng Hall, where 22 intricate doors engraved with nearly one hundred birds and animals are considered to be one of the most exquisite works of the early Ming dynasty, and don't miss the chance to snap a photo of the massive cypress tree. Making our way to the Double Dragon Bridge brings yet another dose


DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM of history, located at the confluence of two rivers, this ancient 17-arch bridge is the largest in Yunnan province with views of green fields, blue mountains and clear waters that are sure to bring you a sense of calm. Keep that zen feeling with you during a visit to the Zhang Family Garden, a rare chance to see a traditional walled Yunnan village and check out the building's meticulously decorated doors. This afternoon spend the rest of your day exploring your

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 5 TANG DYNASTY DINNER AND SHOW Devour a delicious dumpling banquet, then enjoy the vibrant costumes, colourful dances and traditional music of the great Tang Dynasty. DAY 13 ZHU FAMILY GARDEN, POTTERY AND TOFU Step back in time and visit the Zhu Family Garden, a cultural treasure with its intricate courtyards and hallways. At a local workshop learn about tofu making and afterwards observe expert craftsmen making pottery. DAY 15 DINNER AND DYNAMIC YUNNAN SHOW Tuck into a tasty regional meal followed by a performance at the Dynamic Yunnan Show which highlights the colourful customs of Yunnan's 25 ethic groups.

way. Wander the streets with your camera stopping to refuel over a cup of chá (tea). Garden lovers will be sure not to miss their opportunity for an optional visit to the Zhu Family Garden, with 42 courtyards over 20,000 square meters and your chance to see locals in action at traditional pottery and tofu workshops. B Day 14, Jianshui - Stone Forest - Kunming Nature lovers are in for a treat today as you journey back to Kunming, stopping along the way for lunch and a stroll through the otherworldly Stone Forest. You'll be surprised and delighted at this incredibly rare geological phenomenon of 80 hectares of karst limestone pillars resembles a forest when viewed from far away. Standing tall for 270 million years, it's been known as the ‘First Wonder of the World' since the Ming Dynasty and still is home to the Sani tribe, a part of the diverse Yi minority renowned for their embroidery, dancing and diligence. You'll love the experience of snaking your way through the stone labyrinths, letting the energy of local folklore, traditions and natural wonder work its way under your skin. As we make our way to Kunming, no doubt memories of this mystical place will stay in your mind for years to come. B, L Hotel: Grand Park Day 15, Kunming Another day that will take your breath away, this time with a full day exploring Kunming. Your spine will tingle at our first stop as you stare down the steep cliff of the Taoist wonder that is the Dragon Gate Temple, carved into the city's Western Hills – home to the best scenery in the region. You'll doubt scratching your head in wonder of how stonemasons managed to craft the intricate grottos, tunnels and pathways. Switch up your perspective at the Hua Ting Temple, one of the largest Buddhist temples in the Yunnan Province, rebuilt several times, where you'll breathe in the sweet scent of camellia, magnolia and osmanthus blooms as you explore the ancient buildings and sacred grounds. Head back to your hotel for some well deserved rest before spending the evening your way. We can't think of a better way to celebrate the last night of your trip than with an optional traditional feast before Yunnan's 25 ethnic groups perform in an unmissable a colourful show, expertly choreographed by one of the most famous national dancers of China. B

landscapes, delicious local delicacies, exquisite architecture and ancient kingdoms will last a lifetime. Say goodbye to your fellow travellers before transferring on to Kunming Airport to catch your onward flight to your next destination. B

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Day 16, Depart Kunming Your incredible odyssey through China will come to an end today, but your memories of beautiful

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VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA ADVENTURE From only R3543 per day* 14 DAYS •  13 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  2 COUNTRIES • 21 MEALS

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Journey through Vietnam and Cambodia on this exciting adventure. Take in the finest natural wonders, gorgeous towns, buzzing cities and ancient temples and ruins these countries have to offer on this incredible trip through South East Asia. These two countries are at the top of any travel bucket list. Covering Vietnam’s beaches and cities from top to toe, you’ll travel by plane across to Cambodia, where the Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm in Siem Reap await, all in one incredible trip.

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Hanoi Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda and Ho Chi Minh's house Halong Sightseeing cruise in Halong Bay including a cooking demonstration on board, a visit to Vung Vieng fishing village and a T'ai-chi session Hoi An Spend the day exploring this ancient town with visits to the Japanese Covered Bridge, the Assembly Hall of the Chaozhou Congregation and the colourful market Nha Trang Cruise to Mun island, enjoy snorkeling in crystal clear water Ho Chi Minh City Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, view Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office and the former Presidential Palace plus enjoy a free day exploring the city Siem Reap Visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and the markets in the Old Town

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Day 1, Arrive Hanoi Lively, welcoming and fun, Hanoi is a city that's constantly on the move, heartily embracing the future whilst still offering architectural glimpses of the past. Arriving today you'll transfer to your hotel then this evening meet up with your Travel Director and fellow guests for your first taste of Vietnam's cuisine at a Welcome Dinner. D Hotel: Silk Path Day 2, Hanoi Sightseeing Start this morning's sightseeing tour at Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, where you'll learn about Vietnam's revolutionary former leader before heading on to visit his traditional stilt house. Next up will be the lotus blossom shaped One Pillar Pagoda, before continuing on to the French built Hoa Lo Prison. Foodies, this afternoon you could opt to join a locally led walking tour to sample some of Hanoi's best bites. B Day 3, Hanoi - Halong Bay Swapping concrete jungles for shimmering seas, today you'll head to the soaring limestone pillars of iconic

Halong Bay. Boarding your traditional junk boat you'll set sail for Bai Tu Long Bay. Dropping anchor at Thien Canh Son Cave, admire the stalactites hanging from the cave ceiling before returning to the boat for an on-board cooking demonstration and a fragrant dinner feast. B, L, D Hotel: Huong Hai Sealife Cruise Day 4, Halong Bay - Hanoi - Danang - Hoi An Start off today with an on-deck Tai-Chi session, before visiting the floating fishing village of Vung Vieng. Take in the beauty of the boats and the quiet culture of the community who live and work on the water. Heading back to Hanoi to catch your flight to Danang, you'll then transfer to the historic, laid back and beautiful Hoi An. B, D Hotel: Hoi An Historic Day 5, Hoi An Sightseeing Start off today with a sightseeing tour of Hoi An with visits to the pretty 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Assembly Hall of the Chaozhou Chinese Congregation, and the colourful market. With an afternoon to tailor your trip your way, you could choose


DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM to cycle around Hoi An's delightful countryside, or perfect your Vietnamese cookery skills by joining an optional cooking class led by a local chef. B Day 6, Hoi An - Danang - Nha Trang From one idyllic setting to the next, this morning you'll be jetting off to the golden sands, tropical islands and turquoise waters of Nha Trang. After settling into your hotel enjoy some free time to relax on the beach or perhaps take a stroll along the promenade. This evening enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. B, D Hotel: Novotel Nha Trang Day 7, Nha Trang Sightseeing Pack your sun cream this morning as you'll be boarding a cruise to Mun Island, diving into the turquoise water to explore Vietnam's first Marine Protected Area. Home

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 5 COUNTRYSIDE CYCLING Cycle along inland trails as you experience Hoi An's delightful countryside. DAY 10 EXPLORE THE MEKONG DELTA Pass by the stilt houses of the Mekong Delta, then hop on board a rowing sampan as you slowly weave through the network of small canals. DAY 13 DINNER WITH APSARA SHOW Step back in time as the dancers and musicians bring the ancient Khmer culture to life while enjoying some local cuisine.

to 1500 species of fish, take your time unearthing this beautiful underwater world before cruising to a nearby island for lunch. Once back at Nha Trang, the afternoon is yours to enjoy as you please. B, L Day 8, Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City Catch your flight to the bright lights of Ho Chi Minh City. Formerly known as Saigon it is a place that throbs with life and boasts one of the best street food scenes in the world. Settle into your hotel, then this evening head out with your fellow guests for a tasty local dinner in a charming traditional restaurant. B, D Hotel: Saigon Prince Day 9, Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing The Cu Chi Tunnels are first up this morning, where you'll visit a small portion of the 250km network of underground tunnels that were built by Vietnamese fighters in 1948. Heading back to the city, you'll view the Neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral, the striking French built Central Post Office, and the former Presidential Palace, a feat of classic 1960's architecture. Later experience the local street coffee culture while having a basic Vietnamese language lesson. B

Day 13, Siem Reap Free Day With the day yours to explore your way perhaps head back to the markets for some last-minute gift shopping, sample the delicious street food offerings or get to know Siem Reap's artistic side on an optional tour of the town's best workshops and galleries. Tonight, perhaps celebrate your final night by joining our optional dinner and Apsara dance show. B Day 14, Depart Siem Reap You've explored ancient temples, snorkelled in waters brimming with marine life, and eaten lots of delicious Vietnamese Pho, but today your adventure will finally come to an end. Transferring to Siem Reap International Airport, you'll travel on to your next destination. B

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Day 11, Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap It's a happy hello to Cambodia this morning as you catch a flight to Siem Reap, the gateway town to the ancient city of Angkor Wat. After checking in to your hotel, make a bee line for the historic Old Market to browse for textiles, paintings and sculptures before indulging on some delicious Khmer cuisine over a tasty dinner. B, D Hotel: Somadevi Angkor Resort & Spa Day 12, Siem Reap Sightseeing Few travel experiences on earth can match the first time you lay eyes on Angkor Wat. Learn about the great Khmer Empire as you explore the intricately carved hallways, then head on to the walled city of Angkor Thom to explore the Bayon Temple and the Terrace of the Elephants. Perhaps take advantage of our optional visit to Ta Prohm Temple, best known as the filming location for ‘Tomb Raider', or alternatively treat yourself to a lazy afternoon by the hotel pool. B

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ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS Beachside bliss, delicious food and temples galore await you on this 1 week Bali itinerary, with optional experiences to tailor your trip your way. Take a yoga class in Ubud, cruise the capital city in a vintage VW Kombi, tuck into seafood on beautiful Jimbaran beach, and let the peace and tranquility of Bali work its magic on your mind and soul. Mas Village Visit a woodcarving workshop and watch the skilled craftsmen at work Tegallalang View the stunning emerald green rice terraces and visit a coffee plantation Ubud Visit Puri Saren Agung, a former royal palace and Ubud market Lake Bratan Visit the Ulun Danu temple on the shores of the lake Mengwi Visit the Taman Ayun temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site Tabanan Visit Taman Ayun and Bali's most photographed temple, Tanah Lot Uluwatu View Pura Uluwatu Temple perched high above the sea and watch an epic Kecak dance performance

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Day 1, Arrive Bali - Ubud ‘Om suastiastu' and welcome to beautiful Bali. A place that evokes an image of paradise in name alone, Bali is every beach loving, culture seeking traveller's idea of perfection. Touching down today, you'll transfer to your hotel in the cultural hub of Ubud. Surrounded by lush green rice paddies and a haven for yoga enthusiasts, artists and foodies alike, Ubud is something special. Settle into your hotel this afternoon, then meet up with your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening to get a glimpse of what's to come, before getting to know each other a little better over dinner. D Hotel: Radha Phala Ubud Day 2, Bali Sightseeing Today will be packed with adventure, so be sure to fuel up at breakfast. We'll kick things off with a visit to Mas Village and a traditional wood carving workshop, before continuing on to explore the lush green terraces of Tegallalang, one of the most defining views of Bali. Up next, a visit to a coffee plantation

to learn how our favourite morning beverage is made (with samples, of course), before we move on for a lunch with a difference. What's the difference? Well, when was the last time you tucked into a traditional Balinese meal with a view of a sacred volcano mountain in the background? Still not done with the day, we'll make our way back to Ubud for a visit to ‘Puri Saren Agung', or Ubud Palace, the former official residence of the royal family of Ubud. Finally, we'll finish the epic first day of your Bali tour with a trip to Ubud Market, where there's time to shop for locally made art and handicrafts. B, L Day 3, Ubud Free Day Yesterday was a busy one, so today you have the chance to slow down and explore Ubud your way today. With your free time you could choose to visit the famous monkey forest, where over 700 longtailed grey macaques roam free amongst the temple ruins. Alternatively, you could take part in one of our Optional Experiences to embrace the true spirit of


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Tanah Lot. Perched precariously on a wave whipped rock, this 16th century icon is still a major crowd pleaser. Feeling culturally satisfied, we'll then end the day to the gentle sound of the waves, in laidback Sanur. B, L Hotel: Prime Plaza

Day 4, Ubud - Sanur

Day 5, Sanur

Beach bliss awaits us in Sanur later today, but not before an action-packed day of sightseeing. The serene 17th century Ulun Danu temple will be our first stop, where a temple dedicated to the Goddess of the Waters is built on the small islands of Lake Bratan. From here we'll continue on to Mengwi and the temple of Taman Ayun. Built in 1634, the temple is surrounded by a wide moat and has a series of courtyards which feature a number of Meru (multitiered shrines). Still not templed out, our final visit of the day will be to Bali's most photographed temple,

Is there any better feeling than waking up knowing that the ocean is just a stone's throw away? And even better – this morning is entirely free for you to do as much, or as little, as you like. Take a dip in the sea, top up your tan, or maybe choose to join our optional tour of Bali's capital city, Denpasar, travelling in style in a vintage VW Kombi. This afternoon we'll be heading to Uluwatu, a gorgeous stretch of headland that's also home to the Pura Uluwatu temple, perched high above the sea. This evening, we'll be treated to a traditional Balinese Kecak dance performance, before a dinner of fresh seafood is served right on Jimbaran beach. Perfection. B, D Day 6, Sanur Free Day

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a couple of our favourites. DAY 3 AUTHENTIC BALINESE COOKING CLASS Unlock the secrets of Balinese cooking as you gather your fresh ingredients in Ubud market before learning how to create your very own delicious authentic Balinese dishes. DAY 6 CATAMARAN CRUISE AND BBQ LUNCH Spend a day on the high seas sailing to the neighbouring island of Nusa Lembongan, where you can snorkel your way through the stunning underwater world of coral reefs and technicolour fish.

Another incredible day in Sanur stretches before you this morning, with plenty of Optional Experiences to tailor it your way. Sea lovers won't be able to resist our optional full day catamaran and snorkelling cruise to the neighbouring island of Nusa Lembongan, while those who want to learn more about local life could choose to join our Balinese Daily Life experience. A market visit, a trek through the lush rice fields and a visit to an ancient fertility temple are all on the agenda here, offering a unique glimpse into Bali's beautiful culture. This afternoon, take advantage of Sanur's gorgeous seaside location and relax on the beach, then this evening why not see out your trip in style with a final optional dinner. B Day 7, Depart Bali And just like that, your magical week in Bali has come to an end. You've explored stunning temples, devoured Nasi Goreng, been the recipient of a thousand warm smiles and made wonderful new friends, and you'll be leaving today feeling satisfied and nostalgic. Transferring to the airport for your onward flight, we'll look forward to seeing you again someday soon. B

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12 DAYS •  11 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  2 COUNTRIES • 21 MEALS

Golden Triangle

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS

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Diving into Thailand's rich history and fascinating culture, experience the contrasts between the bright lights, glittering skyscrapers and vibrant street markets of Bangkok and the lush green landscapes and peaceful rural life of northern Thailand as you journey by boat into the Golden Triangle. Bangkok Visit Wat Pho, the Grand Palace and observe local life along the canals during a khlong tour Kanchanaburi Visit the Thailand-Burma Railway Museum, the War Cemetery, the infamous Death Railway and the Bridge on the River Kwai Sukhothai Visit Sukhothai Historical Park Chiang Rai Visit Wat Rong Khun - the White Temple Golden Triangle Visit the Hall of Opium, take a boat trip along the Mekong River, visit a local market in Laos Chiang Mai Visit the Night Market and the temples of Wat Phra Singh and Wat Chedi Luang

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Day 1, Arrive Bangkok Your trip begins in the one and only Bangkok, a cosmopolitan delight boasting big city bustle with a distinctly exotic Thai feel! After transferring to your hotel, you'll later meet up with your Travel Director and fellow travellers before kicking things off with your first chance to sample Thailand's amazing cuisine. D Hotel: Galleria 10 Day 2, Bangkok Sightseeing

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Today will start at Bangkok's most ancient temple, Wat Pho, the home of the Reclining Buddha. We'll take time to learn about the significance of the temple, before continuing on to the dazzling Grand Palace, a former royal residence that never ceases to amaze. We'll grab some lunch and see the afternoon float by on a private boat to explore the maze of canals, known locally as klongs, that zig zag across the city enjoying the ride as you pass by traditional family homes on stilts. Later on, there's the option

to visit Jim Thompson's House, which houses an astounding collection of Asian art. B, L Day 3, Bangkok Free Day Good morning Bangkok, with limitless options to tailor your day your way, you won't want to waste a minute getting started. Perhaps visit Bangkok's busiest neighbourhood, Chinatown to try the street food and shop for jade or join our optional trip to the ancient city of Ayutthaya. An archaeological hotbed of temples and monasteries to explore before heading back to Bangkok on a cruise, enjoying lunch as you get an in-depth look at local life along the banks of the Chao Phraya River. B Day 4, Bangkok - Kanchanaburi It's goodbye Bangkok and hello Kanchanaburi town today, where we'll jump straight into the action with a visit to the Thailand-Burma Railway Museum, and the War Cemetery. The ominously named Death Railway


DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM and a spot of lunch are up next, before it's all aboard a local train for a ride with a difference. Gorgeous views over the river and a journey across wooden viaducts will keep your camera busy, as will the next and final stop for today – the famous Bridge over the River Kwai. B, L, D Hotel: Royal River Kwai Resort and Spa

in store, in the form of a visit to Rock Buddha, an impressive figure of a seated buddha, incredibly carved out of the hillside. Also stopping for a local lunch en route, we'll arrive into Sukhothai later this afternoon. B, L, D Hotel: Le Charme Sukhothai Historical Park Resort

Day 5, Kanchanaburi Free Day

Day 7, Sukhothai Sightseeing and Free Time

With the day ahead of you, what will you do? Kanchanaburi town is yours to explore your way, and you'll be delighted at what awaits. Those keen to take it easy can rest up at their hotel and take advantage of the spa facilities, or perhaps you'll take the opportunity to explore the town and surroundings in a little more depth. Hoping to get out on the river? Our optional River Kwai Longtail Boat Cruise could be just what you're looking for. B

Being known as the birthplace of Thai civilization is a pretty reputation big to uphold, but Sukhothai does it with ease. Still historically significant to this day, we'll start our adventures today with a visit to the UNESCO listed Sukhothai Historical Park, where we'll get to explore the centuries old temples and palace ruins. This afternoon is all about exploring your way. Our optional cooking class is there for all the budding chefs amongst you, and the best part is you get to eat your yummy creations for dinner B

Day 6, Kanchanaburi - Sukhothai We'll be up bright and early this morning to travel north, to Sukhothai. Along the way we have a treat

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a couple of our favourites. DAY 2 JIM THOMPSON'S HOUSE Boasting an astounding collection of Asian art, this magnificent building formerly owned by WWII intelligence agent Jim Thompson is also an exquisite example of traditional Thai architecture. DAY 7 THAI COOKING CLASS Learn the art of Thai cooking by preparing your very own feast using fresh, local ingredients.

Day 8, Sukhothai - Chiang Rai The dramatic mountain beauty of Chiang Rai awaits us today, so we'll be up early to travel further north. Along the way, we'll make a stop at Khaw Phayao Lake, the largest freshwater lake in the North, before heading on to Wat Rong Khun, otherwise known as the White Temple. Unlike many Thai temples, Wat Rong Khun is unique in the fact that it was only built in 1977. Finally, we'll complete today's journey with a short drive to Chiang Rai. B, L, D Hotel: Wiang Inn Hotel Chiang Rai Day 9, Golden Triangle Sightseeing We'll start the day at the Hall of Opium in the heart of the Golden Triangle which paints a vivid picture of the conflicts and rituals that have all stemmed from the opium trade. We'll take time to relax over lunch at a local restaurant, you'll then board a boat and travel along the Mekong River to the exact spot where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar (Burma) and Laos collide. Take time to shop for treasures on offer at the Don Sao Island Markets in Laos, before it's back to the hotel to rest up for another exciting day tomorrow. B, L Day 10, Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai Our first stop today will be the lovely Mae Kajaen Hot Springs. Feeling refreshed, we'll grab lunch in a local restaurant before travelling on to the bustling city of Chiang Mai, coincidentally known as THE place for temple exploring. This afternoon we'll be exploring both Wat Phra Singh temple and Wat Chedi Luang temple, a charming wooden creation famous for its

huge Lanna style chedi. This evening we head out to visit the city's iconic night markets. B, L Hotel: The Empress Chiang Mai Day 11, Chiang Mai Free Day It's our last full day of the trip, and we won't miss a second of making it nothing less than incredible. For those looking to explore the lush greenery that surrounds Chiang Mai, you could choose the option for an in-depth and enlightening visit to Baan Tong Luang Village, where you can experience first hand the home of the Long Neck Karen hill tribe of Myanmar. This evening perhaps join our optional Khantoke dinner with cultural show to end your trip on a high. B Day 12, Depart Chiang Mai You've explored countless temples, tasted all manner of Thai cuisine and experienced the joys of Thai hospitality, so now it's time to transfer to Chiang Mai International Airport for your onward flight. B

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ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS

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Your adventure kicks-off in the big city hustle and bustle of Bangkok you’ll see ancient temples and neon lights in this blend of the ancient and the modern, visit the beach resort of Hua Hin and its fantastic Night Market, explore the island splendours of Penang, pausing to admire the vivid street art of Georgetown. You’ll travel to the gorgeous tea plantations of Malaysia, ending up in the city of Kuala Lumpur, which mixes so many Eastern cultures in one city. If you’re after an exciting multi-country travel experience through Thailand and Malaysia, then look no further. Bangkok Visit the Grand Palace, Chinatown and the Temple of the Golden Buddha Damnoen Saduak Visit the Floating Market Phetchaburi district Visit Phra Nakhon Khiri Palace and Khao Luang Cave Penang Visit the Batik Handicraft Centre, Snake Temple, the Chinese clan house Khoo Kongsi and see Georgetown's amazing street art Kuala Kangsar Visit the stunning Ubudiah Mosque Cameron Highlands Visit Malaysia's largest tea station, a butterfly farm, local market and strawberry farm Kuala Lumpur Visit the Petronas Towers, view the King's Palace, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building and Royal Selangor Club

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Day 1, Arrive Bangkok Welcome to Thailand, and ‘Swadee ka' as the locals say! Your journey begins in buzzing and bright Bangkok. After arriving and transferring to your hotel, you'll get your first taste of tasty Thai cuisine over dinner with your Travel Director and fellow travellers to chat through the adventures to come. D Hotel: Galleria 10 Day 2, Bangkok Sightseeing

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Start the day with sightseeing at the magnificent Grand Palace, a former royal residence the never ceases to amaze with its dazzling display of intricate architecture. Explore the maze-like streets of Chinatown and visit the renowned Wat Traimit, including the magnificent solid gold Buddha. Refuel over another tasty Thai feast before exploring the

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city, your way. You could discover the impressive collection of Asian art on our optional visit to Jim Thompson's House and this evening perhaps opt to see a live Muay Thai theatre performance. B, L Day 3, Bangkok Free Day Your day your way is what today is all about. You could opt for an incredible day exploring royal residences and ruins at the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace and ancient Ayutthaya, tucking into lunch while cruising back to Bangkok along the Chao Phraya River. Keen to explore on your own? Perhaps relax with a massage or watch locals practice T'ai Chi at Lumpini Park. B Day 4, Bangkok - Damnoen Saduak - Hua Hin Rise and shine to do as the locals do, cruising Damnoen Saduak, Thailand's most famous floating market where


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Artist Village, before getting a taste of Thailand's unexpected up-and-coming wine scene over a threecourse lunch at Monsoon Valley Vineyards. B

Day 5, Hua Hin Sightseeing

Day 7, Hua Hin - Bangkok - Penang

Dive into the coastal charms of Hua Hin today to discover why this destination was a favourite getaway for Thai royals. Visit Phra Nakhon Khiri, a stunning royal palace perched 100m above the city on a hill. Tuck into lunch at a local restaurant before exploring Khao Luang Cave, a cavern dotted with stalactites and over 150 Buddha images. Return to your hotel and spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure. This evening perhaps take a stroll to the local Night Market. B, L

It's back to Bangkok today for your flight to the historical and utterly charming island of Penang. You'll meet your Malaysian Travel Director on arrival and transfer to your hotel. B Hotel: Neo+

Day 6, Hua Hin Free Day Relax beachside, or choose an artistic adventure! You could opt to explore the creative retreat Baan Sillapin

Day 8, Penang Kick off the day exploring the city's creative scene at Batik Handicraft Centre, where you'll discover how traditional batik is made before exploring the famous Snake Temple. Later, Penang awaits, your way. Choose an optional trip to Kek Lok Si Temple and Penang Hill or head out with your camera to explore the magic of the city's architecture, locals and creative vibes on foot. This evening do some further exploration of the city the local way...by rickshaw, before enjoying a tasty Malaysian feast. B, D Day 9, Penang - Cameron Highlands

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a couple of our favourites. DAY 2 MUAY THAI LIVE Visit Asiatique for an enthralling stage show which showcases the art of Thai boxing presented through a combination of fights, stunts, drama, music, and electrifying sound and light effects. DAY 12 HISTORICAL MALACCA Explore Malacca, a town formally ruled by the Portuguese, Dutch and British before enjoying a traditional Peranakan Nyonya lunch.

Take a look at St. George's Anglican Church and the Goddess of Mercy Temple, before continuing on foot to explore the amazing street art that has put the city on the creative map. Take in the ornate Chinese clan house of Khoo Kongsi and Clan Jetty where various clans have created a thriving waterfront community and built houses on stilts. Stopping for lunch along the way, journey on to the royal city of Kuala Kangsar and soak in the stunning golden domes of Masjid Ubudiah before reaching tea country, the Cameron Highlands. B, L, D Hotel: Heritage

deck. Back on land see the sights like the King's Palace and Sultan Abdul Samad Building before spending the rest of the day your way or getting local on an optional visit to Chinatown followed by a delicious Malay style dinner. B Hotel: Dorsett Kuala Lumpur Day 12, Kuala Lumpur Free Day Spend your last day in Malaysia's capital your way. Perhaps do some shopping in Bangsar or find local goods in Central Market. Looking for a final dose of history? Perhaps join our optional trip to Malacca to explore Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial past, and later choose to feast on sumptuous oriental cuisine at our optional Farewell Dinner. B Day 13, Depart Kuala Lumpur Nearly two weeks unimaginable experiences will stay with you as you transfer to Kuala Lumpur International Airport for your onward flight. B

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Day 10, Cameron Highlands Rolling green tea plantations and endless strawberry fields await. At Malaysia's largest tea station you'll learn about the tea growing process, sip a cup of local brew, then continue on to a Butterfly Farm to take in the tropical plants and armies of butterflies. Stopping off for lunch, you'll then head back to your hotel on roads surrounded on all sides by acres upon acres of strawberry fields. B Day 11, Cameron Highlands - Kuala Lumpur Trade the lush countryside for the urban jungle of Kuala Lumpur. Visit the 88 storey famous Petronas Towers to catch views from the 170m Skybridge, followed by the mind-blowing 370m high observation

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ICONS OF INDIA From only R2692 per day*

12 DAYS •  11 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  1 COUNTRY • 18 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS Get out there and discover why India is something special, from the vibrant streets of Delhi to the Pink City of Jaipur and the sunset romance of the Taj Mahal. Wander through fragrant markets and stunning palaces, discover the history of ancient forts and ruins, and get up close with the incredible culture as you witness sacred ceremonies on the Ganges, this is India, done your way.

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Welcome to India's colourful capital city, Delhi. At once peaceful and bustling, ancient and modern, Delhi is possibly unlike anywhere you've ever visited before. Arriving today you'll transfer to your hotel before meeting up with your Travel Director and fellow guests to learn the lay of the land. Briefing complete, you'll then be treated to your first taste of Indian cuisine over dinner with your fellow travellers. D Hotel: The Suryaa New Delhi

Today gives you the chance to unearth Delhi at your own pace. Keen to dive deeper into Delhi's rich history? Why not join our optional trip to visit Qutab Minar followed by a heritage walk in the Mehrauli region, one of seven ancient cities that makes up present day Delhi. Foodies will be keen to join our late afternoon optional food tour of Old Delhi, where you'll get to wander through the maze of Asia's largest spice market and the bustling lanes of Old Delhi before enjoying dinner at a traditional restaurant. B

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The lively bazaars of Old Delhi await you this morning as you head out for a city sightseeing tour. First up you'll explore the red sandstone carved Jama Mosque, a pocket of calm in the city. Next up, a cycle rickshaw ride will have you exploring the Old City like a local as you weave your through the busy lanes of Old Delhi, before heading on New Delhi and a visit to Raj Ghat, the resting place of Mahatma Gandhi. Later continue with a visit to Humayun's Tomb, another Mughal relic. B

Day 4, Delhi - Jaipur Leaving Delhi behind this morning you'll venture on to Rajasthan, one of India's wealthiest and most beautiful states. Arriving into the ‘Pink City' of Jaipur, settle in to your hotel then head out to discover the capital of Rajasthan your way. Perhaps pay a visit to the vast complex of courtyards, gardens and ornately painted doors that make up the City Palace, or shop for gems, textiles and handicrafts in the bustling Old City chowks. This evening perhaps join our optional visit to the Birla Temple to witness an Aarti ceremony, a fundamental part of Hindu culture. B, L Hotel: Clarks Amer


DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM Day 5, Jaipur Sightseeing This morning, you'll pay a visit to the sprawling palaces of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Amber Fort, after making a stop at the icon of Jaipur, the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) along the way. Later visit the City Palace with its vast complex of courtyards, gardens and ornately painted doors followed by the UNESCO listed Jantar Mantar Observatory. After some free time in the city for lunch return to hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Perhaps choose to join our optional visit to Sanganer to witness the art of pottery making and block printing on cotton. B Day 6, Jaipur - Agra Today's travels bring you one step closer to the undisputed icon of India, the Taj Mahal. We'll stop at a lesser known treasure, the long deserted ‘Ghost City' of Fatehpur Sikri, built in 1569 before fuelling up

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a couple of our favourites. DAY 3 QUTUB MINAR AND HERITAGE WALK Visit the handcrafted Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the tallest brick minarets in the world followed by a heritage walk in Mehrauli, the oldest continuously inhabited region in Delhi. DAY 5 THE WORLD OF INDIAN ART Witness traditional pottery making and block printing on cotton in Sanganer, a cultural hub of India.

for lunch, the Taj Mahal firmly in our sights. Arriving in Agra, kick back at the hotel or opt to discover the epic love story behind the Taj Mahal... Bollywoodstyle! B, L Hotel: Crystal Sarovar Premiere Day 7, Agra Free Time and Sightseeing The morning in yours to tailor your way. Sampling Indian treats in the busy chowks could be on the cards or choose to join our optional visit to Agra Fort, complete with fairy tale palaces & gorgeous gardens. Later it's time for a sunset visit to the iconic Taj Mahal. A thousand times more impressive in real life, few travel experiences can match the Taj Mahal and mausoleum. Built in 1642 as testament of love from Shah Jahan to his beloved wife Mumtaz, it's sure to be a pinch yourself moment as you watch the sun paint the white marble shades of pink and gold like magic. B, D

Day 11, Varanasi - Delhi Enjoy a late start this morning before catching your flight to Delhi. This evening you could choose to celebrate the final night of your adventure with a feast of Indian delicacies. B Hotel: Red Fox Aerocity Day 12, Depart Delhi Transferring to Delhi International Airport for your onward flight today, we hope you're leaving with big smiles and hearts filled with kind Indian hospitality! B

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Day 9, Khajuraho - Varanasi Venturing into the western group of temples at Khajuraho is first up today. Best known for its both interesting and intricate carvings of the erotric to the everyday is sure to leave you with a story to tell. Catch your flight to Varanasi before taking part in a traditional Aarti ceremony, where offerings of candles and flowers are floated down the River Ganges at sunset. B, D Hotel: The Amaya Day 10, Varanasi Sightseeing Few experiences can move your soul like sunrise boat ride along the banks of the River Ganges, you'll witness locals offering their morning prayers to Mother Ganga, men bathing their buffalo and locals practising their yoga moves as you drift along. The sightseeing continues at Kashi Vishwanath, Bharat Mata and Durga Mandir temples before refuelling over breakfast. Later, perhaps weave your way through the maze of Old Town streets or opt to join our trip to Sarnath, said to be the spot where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. B

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HONG KONG HIGHLIGHTS From only R3100 per day*

4 DAYSâ€ƒâ€˘â€ƒ 3 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATIONâ€ƒâ€˘â€ƒ 1 COUNTRYâ€ƒâ€˘â€ƒ3 MEALS Day 1, Arrive Hong Kong

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS This short Mini Break reveals Hong Kong's most iconic sights from Victoria Peak to Stanley Market and Aberdeen Harbour with its famous floating restaurants.

Big, bold and with a general sense of cool that oozes through its world class restaurant scene, contemporary museums and trendy locals, Hong Kong will win you over on first sight. Arriving today,

Hong Kong Visit Stanley Market and Aberdeen Harbour, go up Victoria Peak on the iconic Peak Tram

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Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 2 CITY AND HARBOUR NIGHT CRUISE Take advantage of the free bar as you cruise Victoria Harbour, then drive up to Victoria Peak for dinner with a sweeping night view for the city and harbour. Finally, finish the evening with a visit to Temple Street Market. DAY 3 DISCOVER MACAU An hour's ferry ride from Hong Kong, visit the ruins of St.Paul's Roman Catholic Church, walk through Senado Square to the crumbling Monte Fort, then stop by the A-Ma Temple, one of the finest examples of a Taoist temple. DAY 3 VISIT LANTAU Spot Hong Kong's famous seated buddha statue as you take to the skies in the Ngong Ping cable car, then enjoy lunch in a monastery followed by a visit to Tai O, home to the Tanka fisher folk and their famous stilted houses.

transfer to your hotel and later perhaps take a stroll to begin your exploration of this dynamic place. Hotel: The Cityview Day 2, Hong Kong Sightseeing First up on today's sightseeing agenda is Victoria Peak. At 552 metres it's the highest point on Hong Kong Island, which you'll be summiting via the iconic Peak Tram. Next up will be Aberdeen, where you'll board a traditional sampan and pass by the gaudy and unique floating restaurants. Not done yet, you'll swing by a jewellery workshop before heading on to the picturesque fishing village of Stanley to explore its bustling market of goodies. This evening, there's a chance to take an optional cruise around the famous Victoria Harbour followed by dinner. Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the skyline and open bar whilst watching junk boats float by, before heading to Victoria Peak for dinner and a feast fit for a king. B Day 3, Hong Kong Free Day Yesterday you ticked off Hong Kong's headliners so today is all about exploring your way. Keen to see the famous seated Buddha statue? Opt for our Lantau tour, where you'll ride the Ngong Ping cable car for prime views of the South China Sea and the giant statue of Buddha. Eat lunch in a monastery, then take a boat ride to the quaint fishing village of Tai O. Hungering for a bit of history? A trip to Mediterranean influenced Macau should satisfy that itch. However you choose to explore today, we know it will be a day to remember. B Day 4, Depart Hong Kong No doubt leaving with suitcases heavier than when you arrived (Hong Kong's shopping scene will do that to you), you'll transfer to Hong Kong International Airport today to catch your onward flight. B

Hong Kong is a convenient gateway to many destinations in South East Asia and it is also a convenient stopover when travelling to Europe. This trip can be booked on its own or in conjunction with the itinerary of your choice from our Costsaver Worldwide brochure.

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AMAZING SINGAPORE From only R2250 per day*

4 DAYSâ€ƒâ€˘â€ƒ 3 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATIONâ€ƒâ€˘â€ƒ 1 COUNTRYâ€ƒâ€˘â€ƒ3 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS This short Mini Break reveals Singapore's most iconic sights from Marina Bay to the Botanic Gardens and the diverse neighbourhoods of Little India and Chinatown.

Day 1, Arrive Singapore

Day 2, Singapore Sightseeing

Welcome to the exotic, green living, vibrant city of Singapore! A true melting pot of cultures, this is the place where you can eat breakfast in Little India, lunch in Chinatown and dinner overlooking the sublime Marina Bay. Arriving today, transfer to your hotel then head out to unearth this multicultural city for yourself. Hotel: Grand PaciďŹ c

Today's sightseeing will kick off at the UNESCO listed Botanic Gardens, a 74 hectare lush oasis of lakes, lawns and gardens, a highlight of which is the National Orchid Garden's staggering collection of over 60,000 orchid species. From here, visit the busy lanes and appetite inducing smells of Little India, then head on to Merlion Park to view the half fish, half lion statue that proudly overlooks Marina Bay. Finish up in traditional Chinatown, a showcase of the rich cultural history of the earlier settlers. Still up for more? Perhaps opt to make a late afternoon/ evening visit to the good time island of Sentosa or alternatively tonight you could take part in an exciting night safari. B

Singapore Visit the Botanic Gardens, Little India, Merlion Park, Marina Bay and Chinatown

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Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 2 SENTOSA ISLAND Visit the good time island of Sentosa to learn more about the 37 metre high mythical Merlion statue, then explore the underwater world of the ultra modern S.E.A Aquarium. DAY 2 NIGHT OUT AT MARINA BAY At Gardens by the Bay watch as Supertree Grove comes alive with a display of sound and light in the Garden Rhapsody Show. Afterwards be amazed at the views from the 200 metre high observation deck of the Marina Bay Sand's Skypark and then end the night with a cruise down the Singapore River on a traditional bumboat. DAY 3 NIGHT SAFARI Visit the 40 hectares of jungle close to Singapore at dusk from the comfort of an open air tram, keeping a keen eye out for various nocturnal animals.

With the day yours to explore your way, your choices are endless! High up on your list will likely be a visit to Gardens by the Bay, a garden wonderland of glowing trees, soaring domes and even an indoor waterfall. You could live the high life at the Marina Bay Sands hotel, or head to any of Singapore's trendy neighbourhoods to shop, or eat your way through the city, refueling at endless hawker stalls for Michelin star worthy food at bargain prices. This evening, perhaps opt to visit Gardens by the Bay to watch the magic as the famed Supertree Grove comes alive with sound and light, before ending the night with a traditional ‘bumboat' ride. B Day 4, Depart Singapore As your Singapore soujourn comes to an end today, transfer to the airport to catch your onward flight. Bon Voyage! B

Singapore is a convenient gateway to many destinations in South East Asia and it is also a convenient stopover when travelling to Europe. This trip can be booked on its own or in conjunction with the itinerary of your choice from our Costsaver Worldwide brochure.

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4.5/5

WONDERS OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES From only R2125 per day* 10 DAYS •  9 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  1 COUNTRY • 1 MEAL

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS ‘Awe inspiring', ‘picturesque', ‘mind blowing' - all of these words describe the beauty of the Canadian Rockies, and yet none of them do this phenomenal region justice. The rugged, snowcapped peaks and shining, glacier fed emerald green lakes are in a league all of their own, all of which you'll see on this 10-day nature extravaganza. Banff View stunning hoodoos and waterfalls in this UNESCO listed World Heritage Site Lake Louise Admire soaring mountain peaks, majestic Victoria Glacier and the glistening waters of the lake Icefields Parkway Discover the Columbia Icefield and board a giant Ice Explorer across the expanse of the Athabasca Glacier Victoria Embark on an introductory sightseeing tour of the city Victoria Iconic Breakfast at world-famous Butchart Gardens in the Blue Poppy Restaurant where light pours in through skylights and large windows face the gardens Vancouver See Gastown, Chinatown, Stanley Park and Prospect Point

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Day 4, Banff – Icefields Parkway – Jasper

Welcome to Calgary. After settling in to your hotel you'll meet up with your Travel Director this afternoon, then head out to discover the city your way. Hotel: Ramada Plaza Calgary Downtown

Magnificent Icefields Parkway awaits you today. As you travel to the vibrant turquoise Lake Louise, you will stop here before heading on to the Columbia Icefield. Here, you'll ride the giant Ice Explorer across the Athabasca Glacier for a closer look at this ancient marvel of nature, before heading on to Jasper. Hotel: Lobstick Lodge

Banff is famed for its dramatic vistas, which you'll view on a sightseeing tour along Tunnel Mountain Drive, spotting sights such as Cascade Mountain, Bow Falls, and the surreal, nature beaten hoodoos. Hotel: Banff Ptarmigan Inn Day 3, Banff Free Time

Explore Banff National Park today, or add some of our favourite Optional Experiences to unlock this region B Breakfast  IC  Iconic Breakfast  L  Lunch  D  Dinner in style - today's selection will not disappoint.

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Day 5, Jasper National Park Free Time We've got a range of exciting Optional Experiences today to help make your Jasper National Park experience tailored to you. Try a gentle float trip down the Athabasca River^, or a guided walk on the “Path of the Glaciers”.


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Day 7, Sun Peaks – Victoria

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Journeying through Jasper National Park, you'll see Mount Robson, the most prominent mountain in the North American Rockies and a UNESCO site. You'll also visit the Mount Robson Visitor Center. Today's drive will finish up in Sun Peaks. Hotel: Nancy Greene's Cahilty

Today you will drive to the coast and board a ferry bound for Vancouver Island. Then, drive to Victoria for an introductory sightseeing tour of the city along the waterfront district and into the downtown area, passing the Parliament Buildings, Government Street and through Beacon Hill Park. Hotel: Accent Inn Victoria

Leaving with happy memories of warm Canadian hospitality, you'll make your way to the airport and your respective corners of the world. Your departure is at leisure. Note: For activities marked with a caret (^) in the day-by-day itinerary, participation is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required.

Day 8, Victoria Free Time Start today with breakfast at Butchart Gardens' Blue Poppy Restaurant surrounded by flowers in bloom and visit the gardens on your own before the gates are opened to regular visitors. The rest of the day is yours to explore. Join our Whale Watching Optional Experience^, where you'll head out to try and catch a glimpse of the majestic orca. IC

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 3 MT. ASSINIBOINE TOUR Fly over “the Matterhorn” of the Canadian Rockies, getting so close to the peak of the 1524 metre (5000 foot) glacier you'll almost be able to touch it! DAY 3 BANFF VIA FERRATA RIDGEWATER Italian for “iron road”, the Via Ferrata is perfect for those who want a blend of rock climbing and hiking but may not have the experience to go it on their own. It's just like climbing a series of ladders, all of which are located on the side of a mountain, leading to a magnificent viewpoint and crossing a suspension bridge. DAY 5 MALIGNE LAKE CRUISE Set sail on the largest glacially fed lake in the Canadian Rockies as you head for Spirit Island, the crown jewel of Jasper National Park.

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Reach Vancouver by ferry today as you begin with a sightseeing tour of historic Gastown, vibrant Chinatown and Stanley Park. The afternoon is at your leisure. Join the evening Optional Experience to Capilano suspension bridge. In the evening join your fellow travelers for an optional farewell dinner in Gastown. Hotel: Pacific Gateway Hotel

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NOT DONE YET? Choose to extend your trip Holland America Alaskan cruise add on As if a trip to the Canadian Rockies isn't amazing enough, supersize your holiday with this 7 day Inside Passage cruise starting and ending in Vancouver. You'll traverse Alaska's wild and rugged landscapes by land and sea, take in the views of dramatic glaciers at the end of the Tracy Arm Fjord, explore Skagway, Glacier Bay National Park and Ketchikan to name just a few. This is your chance to get up close and personal with Mother Nature at its best, don't miss out! 7 Days • 20 Meals • Trip Code: SWONI/Z/V

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Trip code: SWON 119


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4.5/5

PANORAMIC CANADIAN ROCKIES From only R2077 per day* 12 DAYS •  11 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  1 COUNTRY • 1 MEAL

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS Skagway

Starting and ending in Vancouver, this trip will take you straight to the literal and metaphorical heart of the Canadian Rockies. Climbing higher and higher you'll soar through the skies over Whistler, cruise across ethereal Maligne Lake and ride an Ice Explorer across a glacier on your way to UNESCO World Heritage listed Banff, the ideal adventure for lovers of the great outdoors.

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Vancouver Explore Gastown, Stanley Park and Prospect Point, Chinatown Victoria Iconic Breakfast at Butchart Gardens where light pours in through skylights and faces one of the world's greatest floral displays Whistler Discover the largest skiable area in North America which helped co-host the 2010 Winter Olympics Icefields Parkway Travel along the Columbia Icefield before riding a giant Ice Explorer across Athabasca Glacier Lake Louise Admire the soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and glistening lake Banff View stunning mountains, waterfalls and hoodoos on your introductory sightseeing tour

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Day 1, Arrive Vancouver Welcome to outdoorsy, nature loving Vancouver! After settling in to your hotel you'll meet your Travel Director this afternoon, then you're free to head out and uncover the city's many delights. Take a stroll through Stanley Park, or alternatively explore Vancouver's diverse culinary scene which boasts some of the best Asian cuisine in all of North America. Hotel: Pacific Gateway Day 2, Vancouver – Victoria

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for Vancouver Island, and driving into the capital of British Columbia, Victoria. You'll get all your bearings on a sightseeing tour of the city's waterfront district and bustling downtown area, passing the Parliament Buildings, Government Street and through Beacon Hill Park. Hotel: Howard Johnson Victoria Day 3, Victoria Sightseeing and Free Time Start the day at Butchart Gardens' Blue Poppy Restaurant where you'll enjoy breakfast surrounded by flowers in bloom and have a chance to visit the gardens on your own, before the gates are opened to the regular visitors. The rest of the day is yours to explore your way. Why not join our Whale Watching


DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM Optional Experience^, where you'll head out into the protected waters, to try and catch a glimpse of the majestic orca. IC Day 4, Victoria – Whistler First up is the artsy seaside community of Chemainus. Hopping on board a ferry across the Georgia Strait, travel along the iconic Sea-to-Sky Highway where cascading waterfalls, jagged mountain peaks and the dreamy ocean vistas will make for riveting window watching, accompanying you all the way to the alpine village of Whistler. Hotel: Crystal Lodge

Day 5, Whistler Free Time

Day 10, Banff Sightseeing and Free Time

With a free day in Whistler, you could spend your day biking one of the many trails or tailoring your trip with Optional Experiences, like soaring into the skies on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, whitewater rafting down the Green River^, or zip lining^ at 100km (over 60 miles) per hour amidst the stunning mountain wilderness.

The wilderness of Banff National Park awaits with plenty on offer to unlock this region in your own style. Choose from our Optional Experiences, including helicopter flights (weather dependent) that could see you soaring over the Three Sisters Peak, the Sundance Ranges and the Gloria and Assiniboine Glaciers, or perhaps catch the gondola to the very top of Sulphur Mountain.

Day 6, Whistler – Sun Peaks Farewell, Whistler! Today you'll venture along scenic Duffey Lake Road, spotting the freshwater fjord of Seton Lake, as you follow the well-trodden and once treacherous Cariboo Wagon Trail. Your final port of call for today is Sun Peaks, one of British Columbia's best loved ski resorts. Hotel: Sun Peaks Lodge Day 7, Sun Peaks – Jasper

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 5 SUPERFLY ZIPLINES^ Soar at speeds of up to 100km (over 60 miles) per hour over the Whistler wilderness as you zipline one of the longest lines in all of Canada. DAY 5 WEDGE RAFTING ON THE GREEN RIVER^ This whitewater rafting trip takes you just north of Whistler Village to Green River, which provides the perfect combination of fun bouncy rapids and picturesque scenery. DAY 8 MALIGNE LAKE CRUISE Set sail on the largest glacially fed lake in the Canadian Rockies as you head for Spirit Island, the crown jewel of Jasper National Park.

Fall in love with the gorgeous prairie provinces of Canada along the Yellowhead Highway this morning, keeping a firm eye on the horizon to catch a first glimpse of Mount Robson, the most prominent mountain in the North American Rockies. You'll finish up today in Jasper, at the heart of one of the most beautiful protected wildernesses in the world. Hotel: Lobstick Lodge Day 8, Jasper National Park Free Time Step outside, smell the fresh mountain air and let the prospect of a full day of exploring bring a smile to your face. So how will you spend it? Perhaps you can opt for a gentle float trip down the Athabasca River^ (seasonal), or maybe a guided walk on the “Path of the Glaciers”. Have your heart set on exploring Maligne Lake? Then a boat cruise (seasonal) to Spirit Island has your name all over it. Day 9, Jasper – Icefields Parkway – Lake Louise – Banff First, you will be heading on to explore the magnificent Columbia Icefield. Here, you'll ride the giant Ice Explorer across the Athabasca Glacier for a closer look at this ancient marvel of nature. Next, you will make your way down to the 'Jewel of the Rockies', the vibrant turquoise Lake Louise. You will make a stop before ending your day in Banff. Hotel: Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa

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DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM Day 11, Banff – Vernon Climbing high to cross the Continental Divide at Kicking Horse Pass, you'll stop at the Spiral Tunnels before travelling through three beautiful national parks, slowly descending from the mountains into sprawling wineries and fruit orchards, indicating you've entered the Okanagan Valley. A winery tour and tasting is in the cards before reaching Vernon. Hotel: Sandman Vernon Day 12, Vernon – Depart Vancouver Heading west, pass through the Cascade Mountains, drive along the Fraser River Valley and arrive in Vancouver, the place where it all began.

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a couple of our favourites. DAY 10 MT. ASSINIBOINE TOUR Fly over “the Matterhorn” of the Canadian Rockies, getting so close to the peak of the 1524 metre (5000 foot) glacier you'll almost be able to touch it!

Please Note: Airport arrival will be at approximately 1:30 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights. For activities marked with an caret (^) in the day-byday itinerary, participation is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required.

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NOT DONE YET? Choose to extend your trip Rocky Mountaineer Silverleaf add on All aboard for a sensational two-day journey on the luxury Rocky Mountaineer. Enjoy the good life without worrying about a thing as you journey through Canada's spectacular Rocky Mountains, including Mount Robson, Canada's highest peak. 2 Days 4 Meals Trip Code: SPCS

As if a trip to the Canadian Rockies isn't amazing enough, supersize your holiday with this 7 day Inside Passage cruise starting and ending in Vancouver. You'll traverse Alaska's wild and rugged landscapes by land and sea, see the dramatic glaciers at the end of the Tracy Arm Fjord, explore Skagway, Glacier Bay National Park and Ketchikan to name just a few. This is your chance to get up close and personal with Mother Nature at its best, don't miss out!

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DAY 10 BANFF GONDOLA The Banff Gondola will show you more mountains in a moment than most see in a lifetime! Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a bird's eye view of six mountain ranges of the Canadian Rockies. Begin with an eight-minute journey to the summit in a fully enclosed four-passenger gondola cabin. The views become increasingly spectacular as you climb to an elevation of 2,281 meters (7,486 feet).

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4.0/5

CANADA FROM EAST TO WEST From only R2113 per day* 19 DAYS •  18 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  1 COUNTRY • 2 MEALS

Skagway

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS It's all about taking Canada from all angles as you discover Canada, your way. Starting off in trendy Toronto, visit romantic Quebec City, contemporary Montreal, dramatic Banff and outdoorsy Vancouver, all via the snowcapped peaks of the Rocky Mountain range. Be charmed, be amazed, and be left speechless by this county's impossible beauty.

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1 Niagara Falls See the American and Canadian side of the falls aboard a cruise Prince Edward County Visit Campbell's Orchard in Prince Edward County for a farm tour and a cider tasting. Quebec Iconic Breakfast at a Cabane a Sucre (Sugar Shack) where you'll learn how maple syrup is made Montreal Embark on a city tour led by a Local Specialist Banff View stunning landscapes on a sightseeing tour Jasper Spend two nights in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jasper, your gateway to countless enjoyable activities Victoria Iconic Breakfast at world-famous Butchart Gardens in the Blue Poppy Restaurant with light pouring in through skylights and garden views Vancouver Sightseeing includes Gastown, Chinatown, Stanley Park and Prospect Point

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Day 1, Arrive Toronto Welcome to the world's most multiculturally diverse city, Toronto. Meet your Travel Director at your hotel, then you have the option to wander around the district's open-air markets which will no doubt get tummies rumbling. For dinner why not head to nearby Kensington Market, arguably the most diverse of all the city's neighbourhoods where the idea of fusion food is taken to all new heights. Hotel: Chelsea

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Campbell's Orchard in Prince Edward County today for a farm tour and a cider tasting. Next, continue to Kingston where you may take an optional 1000 Islands cruise, or enjoy some leisure time in this quaint city. Finish today north of the Ottawa River in charming Gatineau. Hotel: Quality Inn and Suites Gatineau Day 4, Ottawa Sightseeing

Today is sure to offer excitement as you're off to Niagara Falls! Get up close on a cruise to Horseshoe Falls, allowing you to see both the Canadian and American sides. Back in Toronto later you could test your head for heights with an Optional Experience at the mighty CN Tower.

After an orientation tour of Ottawa, your day is at leisure. Perhaps join an Optional Experience on the grounds of the Museum of History, including an authentic Pow-wow dance with music performed by First Nations members. Participate in an interactive beading workshop and learn about the Storyboot Project, a partnership between Manitoba Mukluks and our TreadRight Foundation. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 3, Toronto – Kingston – Ottawa

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Leaving Toronto behind this morning, enjoy a drive alongside Lake Ontario as you head to Kingston. Visit B Breakfast  IC  Iconic Breakfast  L  Lunch  D  Dinner 

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eyes on the narrow cobblestone streets. No doubt itching to explore your way, why not unearth the city's gastronomic side today in Saint-Roch. Hotel: Universel Québec, Sainte Foy Day 6, Quebec City Sightseeing and Free Time

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 2 CN TOWER EXPERIENCE Since the CN Tower opened in 1974, Canadians and tourists from around the world have made the trip to Toronto to celebrate this marvel of civil engineering. At 1,815 feet (553.33 meters) tall, the award-wining communications and observation tower was formerly designated the world's tallest freestanding structure (surpassed in 2009 by a Dubai skyscraper.) Enjoy panoramic views of the city from this impressive vantage point. DAY 4 CAPITAL CRUISES C'mon aboard Ottawa and Gatineau's premier sightseeing vessel, the Empress of Ottawa, and capture unique and spectacular views of some of the city's attractions such as the Parliament Buildings, Canadian Museum of History, Rideau Falls, and the Prime Minister's residence. With these landmarks as your backdrop Capital Cruises is the ideal way to tour the Ottawa River. Feel free to roam about the two enclosed decks and the third open-air deck to find your ideal spot aboard. DAY 4 CANADIAN MUSEUM OF HISTORY Visit the Museum of History in the National Capital of Canada and learn about Canadian's history, people, events and objects that have shaped Canada's history and identity. Learn about Canada's past & present in the Great Hall and the First People's Hall.

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Join a Local Specialist this morning for a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Old Town, falling in love as you admire the Citadel and the Chateau Frontenac. This afternoon choose to explore your way or continue your love affair with our Optional Experiences. Day 7, Quebec City – Montreal Breakfast today is at a traditional Cabane a Sucre, to learn how maple syrup is made. Next up on our adventure, Montreal, where our Local Specialist will teach you the ins and outs of this UNESCO World Heritage site designated ‘City of Design'. IC Hotel: Sandman Montreal-Longueuil Day 8, Montreal – Toronto

Day 12, Banff Free Time Take advantage of our Optional Experiences to unlock this region your way. With helicopter flights on offer that will have you soaring over peaks, ranges and glaciers, Banff National Park promises to be memorable, or just relax and take in the fresh mountain air! Day 13, Banff – Icefields Parkway – Jasper The magnificent Icefields Parkway awaits you this morning, serving up ancient glaciers, mountain lakes and broad sweeping valleys en route. Stop at worldrenowned Lake Louise and admire the stunning setting of this turquoise lake. Next is the Columbia Icefield where you ride aboard an enormous Ice Explorer up to and on to Athabasca Glacier. Today's nature fest ends in Jasper, right in the middle of Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hotel: Lobstick Lodge Day 14, Jasper National Park Free Time

Travelling back to Toronto with a full day ahead, the choice is yours. Head to Parkdale and immerse yourself in the diverse community spirit and delicious West Indian food, or head westside to King West, the city's entertainment and fashion hub. Hotel: Chelsea

How will you spend your day in Jasper National Park? Perhaps our Optional Experience float trip^ down the Athabasca River, or a guided walk on the “Path of the Glaciers”. Have your heart set on exploring beautiful Maligne Lake? Then a boat cruise to Spirit Island has your name all over it.

Day 9, Toronto – Calgary

Day 15, Jasper – Sun Peaks

Transferring to Toronto Pearson International Airport, you'll catch your flight to big hearted, honky tonk loving Calgary. Please note, the flight from Toronto to Calgary is not included in the tour price and requires separate purchase. It may be included as part of some international air tickets. Hotel: Ramada Plaza Calgary Downtown

Continue your journey through Jasper National Park, passing Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, en route to Sun Peaks. Hotel: Nancy Greene's Cahilty Day 16, Sun Peaks - Victoria

Hello Calgary! You could head over to Prince's Island Park for a hike or enjoy the view from the 191-metrehigh (627 foot) Calgary Tower. For a glimpse of Calgary of old head to the Heritage Park Historical Village.

Drive to the coast and board the ferry for the crossing to Vancouver Island. Then, it is a short distance to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia where a sightseeing tour of the city will take you along the waterfront district and into the downtown area, passing the Parliament Buildings, Government Street and through Beacon Hill Park. Hotel: Accent Inn Victoria

Day 11, Calgary – Banff

Day 17, Victoria Free Time

Watch the landscape change as the snow-capped peaks of the Rockies come into view. Banff is famed for dramatic vistas, a taste of which you'll get on a sightseeing tour along Tunnel Mountain Drive, spotting sights such as Cascade Mountain and the surreal hoodoos. Hotel: Banff Ptarmigan Inn

Breakfast this morning is a real treat - you'll be heading to the world famous Butchart Gardens in the Blue Poppy Restaurant, where you'll dine surrounded by beautiful blooms. There will be time to visit before the gardens are open to the public before returning to Victoria where you could join our Whale Watching

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Day 18, Victoria – Vancouver

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Reaching the outdoorsy city of Vancouver, we'll tour historic Gastown, vibrant Chinatown and the muchloved Stanley Park. Later, relax or take advantage of our Capilano Suspension Bridge Optional Experience. Hotel: Pacific Gateway Day 19, Depart Vancouver No doubt leaving with happy memories of warm Canadian hospitality and glorious glacier fed lakes, your trip will come to an end today. Make your way to Vancouver International Airport or use our transfer if you have purchased your airline ticket from Costsaver.

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DAY 12 MOUNT ASSINIBOINE TOUR Fly over “the Matterhorn” of the Canadian Rockies, getting so close to the peak of the 3611 metre (11847 foot) glacier you'll almost be able to touch it! DAY 14 MALIGNE LAKE BOAT CRUISE Set sail on the largest glacially fed lake in the Canadian Rockies as you head for Spirit Island, the crown jewel of Jasper National Park.

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Contemporary design, UNESCO World Heritage Listed cities, romantic canals, thundering waterfalls and a city utterly obsessed with all things hockey await you on this 8 day exploration of Eastern Canada. Fall head over heels for multicultural Toronto, let the European elegance of Quebec City work its charm on you, visit Canada's dynamic and eclectic capital city of Ottawa, and indulge your cultural curiosities in Montreal.

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Welcome to the world's most multiculturally diverse city, Toronto. Known to locals as the ‘Six', Canada's hipster enclave and largest city is all about unique neighbourhoods, fusion food, fascinat-ing museums, vintage shopping and a healthy obsession with all things hockey. At the centre of it all is the city's icon, the CN Tower, its 553 metre (1814 foot) spire dominating the landscape. After settling in to your hotel, you can wander around the district's open-air markets which will no doubt get tummies rumbling. For dinner why not head to near-by Kensington Market, arguably the most diverse of all the city's neighbourhoods where the idea of fusion food is taken to all new heights. Hotel: Chelsea

Pack your sense of adventure this morning as you're off to visit Niagara Falls! The biggest (and loudest) falls in North America, an incredible 750,000 gallons of water thunder into the gorge below every second, creating a natural phenomenon many have dubbed the 8th Wonder of the World. We'll be getting you up close and personal on a cruise to Horseshoe Falls, allowing you to see both the Canadian and American sides. Remember that raincoat? Now's the time to use it. Back in Toronto later, the rest of the day is yours to do as you please. Maybe head to Queen West to explore the neighbourhood's impressive collection of art galleries and design studios, or take advantage of our CN Tower Optional Experience to test your head for heights.

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Toronto Orientation tour Niagara Falls Witness the majestic American and Canadian sides of the falls aboard a cruise Prince Edward County Visit Campbell's Orchard in Prince Edward County for a farm tour and a cider tasting. Ottawa Enjoy a sightseeing tour of some of the city's most famous sights Quebec City Iconic Breakfast at a traditional Cabane a Sucre (Sugar Shack) where you'll learn how maple syrup is harvested and turned into various other maple products

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Leaving Toronto behind, enjoy a drive alongside Lake Ontario as you head to Kingston. Visit Campbell's Orchard in Prince Edward County for a farm tour and a cider tasting. Next, continue to Kingston where you may take an optional 1000 Islands cruise, or enjoy some leisure time in this quaint city. Finish today north of the Ottawa River in charming Gatineau. Hotel: Quality Inn and Suites Gatineau

Timeless, elegant Quebec City is up next. Set your eyes on the narrow cobblestone streets. Spend the afternoon taking in the sights of the city or join a tailored Optional Experience that visits the towering Montmorency Falls. Hotel: Universel Québec, Sainte Foy

Day 4, Ottawa Sightseeing and Free Time After an orientation tour of Ottawa, your day is at leisure. Join an Optional Experience on the grounds of the Museum of History including an authentic Powwow dance with music performed by First Nations members. Participate in an interactive beading workshop and learn about the Storyboot Project, a partnership between Manitoba Mukluks and our TreadRight Foundation.

DAY 4 OTTAWA RIVER CRUISE Get up close to some of Ottawa's best attractions including picturesque Rideau Falls, as you enjoy a cruise along the scenic Ottawa River. DAY 5 MONTMORENCY FALLS AND GOURMET DINNER Higher than Niagara Falls and arguably just as impressive, feel the force of Montmorency Falls before tucking into a 3 course dinner in historic Vieux-Quebec.

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Day 6, Quebec City Sightseeing and Free Time After no doubt grabbing a taste of France with a croissant and coffee, you'll be heading out to join a Local Specialist this morning for a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Old Town. Checking out sites including The Citadel, the historically significant Plains of Abraham, and the famous turrets of the Chateau Frontenac, the world's most photographed hotel, prepare to fall even more in love with this city. This afternoon, why not continue your Quebec love affair with our Optional Experience.

Now you've explored the very best of Canada by land, you can choose to enhance your trip with this 7 day cruise. Starting at the end of your last day in Montreal and ending in Boston, unlock the picture-perfect landscapes of Canada's Maritime Region. You'll take in the French-infused Quebec, the Victorian houses and lush parks of Prince Edward Island to Sydney and Halifax and much, much more. Don't come this far and miss this exceptional experience.

Day 7, Quebec City – Montreal

7 Days • 20 Meals • Trip Code: SEECI/Z/V

For breakfast today we're headed to a traditional Cabane à Sucre (sugar shack) to learn how maple syrup is made before our drive to Montreal, Canada's cultural capital. With our Local Specialist you'll learn about the UNESCO World Heritage designated ‘City of Design'. IC Hotel: Sandman Montreal-Longueuil

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And just like that, you've experienced the very best of Eastern Canada. From Toronto's trendy microbreweries to Quebec City's timeless romance, you'll be finishing your trip this morning with happy memories, and no doubt a longing to see what the rest of Canada has in store. Today, you have the choice to fly directly out of Montreal, or return back to Toronto to fly out of Toronto International Airport.

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The ultimate adventure through the Pacific Northwest and California, this trip is the perfect mix of pretty cities, epic landscapes and foodie highlights so you experience the greatest in coastal cool from Seattle to San Francisco. Seattle Visit the famous Pike Place Market. Learn about the market's history before discovering the sights and sounds of the market. Portland Sign up for an all-day adventure through the Columbia River Gorge and Hood River region, or wine and beer lovers could opt to sip world famous Pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley before indulging in Portland's craft brews. Newport Pay a visit to the Oregon Coast Aquarium to learn about the sea life that makes this region so rich in natural beauty. Healdsburg Stop in Sonoma Wine Country's charming Healdsburg, you'll be tempted to join in on an optional tasting room experience to sample the wine that makes Sonoma County a “must-taste” destination. San Francisco See the City by the Bay after an orientation sightseeing tour.

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Day 1, Seattle A contrast of beautiful coastal scenery and big city bustle, Seattle has a high-tech yet friendly charm. On arrival, you'll transfer to your hotel to settle in and meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers in preparation for the itinerary that will whisk you around Washington, Oregon and California over the next eight days. Hotel: The Maxwell Day 2, Seattle - Portland

Start the morning getting to know the city on a sightseeing tour with your Travel Director, where you'll spot the Space Needle and plenty of other famed sights. Then, head to the waterfront for your visit to Pike Place Market, the city's original farmers' Start/end   Overnights   Sightseeing stops market. Learn about the market's history before B  Breakfast  IC  Iconic Breakfast  L  Lunch  D  Dinner 

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exploring the sights and sounds of the market. Next up is Portland, you will make a stop at the Mount St. Helens Visitor Center along the way to learn about its namesake volcano's 1980 eruption before an orientation tour of the city. Hotel: Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland Day 3, Portland Today is all about Portland, your way. Sign up for an all-day adventure through the Columbia River Gorge and Hood River region, or wine and beer lovers could opt to sip world famous Pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley before indulging in Portland's craft brews. If sampling local eats sounds like the perfect day, opt for a walking tour to sample Portland's creative cuisine. IC


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Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 3 PORTLAND FOOD TOUR Portland’s quirky and creative cuisine is turning it into one of the nation’s hottest food hubs. Hit the streets on a guided walking tour to sample your way through some of the city’s tastiest bites, enjoying the fresh flavours of local ingredients and the creative twists that define this exciting food scene. DAY 6 ROGUE RIVER JET BOATS^ For a quick way to see as much of Oregon's natural splendour as possible, you can't get better than this jet boat cruise along a stretch of the 215-mile Rogue River. A guide and specially designed boat will zip you along the river. Keep an eye on the banks to catch sight of some of the 3,500 flora species and wildlife that roams the area, like American black bear, river otters, bald eagles and great blue heron. DAY 7 HEALDSBURG WINE TASTING The world-class wineries of Healdsburg are yours to sip, savour and delight on a visit to the town’s tasting rooms to sample some of the famed Zinfandel, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. With all this sampling you’re sure to work up an appetite. Be sure to ask your tour director for any suggestions on where to get a taste of all the delicious variety Sonoma has to offer.

Day 4, Portland - Newport

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Today we journey to the Oregon Coast. Depart Portland for the laid-back coastal city of Newport, where you'll pay a visit to the Oregon Coast Aquarium to learn about the sea life that makes this region so rich in natural beauty. Later, explore your way. You could stroll to the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse or shop the stores along Nye Beach on your own if you wish. Perhaps opt for a Marine Discovery Tour. Hotel: The Whaler

You'll have plenty of ways to see the City by the Bay today after an orientation sightseeing tour. If you're after iconic views, why not join our Optional Experience taking you across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. towards the artistic seaside city of Sausalito. If you're choosing to explore on your own, wander down to the city's famous pier to peoplewatch or hike up Lombard Street, known as the most crooked street in the world! Opt to end the trip in the company of the group with a Farewell Dinner!

Day 5, Newport - Coos Bay Start the day with some adventure on an off-road dune buggy to explore one of the largest expanses of temperate coastal sand dunes in the world in Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Next up is Coos Bay, your way. If you're in the mood to explore the city, opt to discover the community's maritime traditions at the Coos History Museum. If you crave more of the outdoors, head to Mingus Park to get your fill of greenery and Japanese-inspired architecture among the serene paths and ponds of Choshi Gardens. With an evening to yourself, grab a seat and people watch at the many bistros on the Bay or spend a relaxing night in your hotel before tomorrow's outdoor experiences that await. B Hotel: Red Lion Coos Bay Day 6, Coos Bay - Eureka If you've been wishing for a chance to get on the water, you could opt to take a jet boat ride along the Rogue River. If a slower pace is more your speed, walk among the massive piles of driftwood and living tide pools of Gold Beach. Next up are the Redwood National and State Parks to see the tallest trees on earth as you make a loop on the Big Tree Wayside Walk before reaching Eureka. B Hotel: Red Lion Eureka Day 7, Eureka - Sonoma County - San Francisco We'll kick-off the day along the 31-mile Avenue of the Giants in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, giving you time to enjoy views of the more than 50,000 acres of redwood groves. Stopping in Sonoma Wine Country's charming Healdsburg, you'll be tempted to join in on an optional tasting room experience to sample the wine that makes Sonoma a “must-taste” destination. Later, we'll arrive in San Francisco. B Hotel: Hilton Union Square

Day 9, Depart San Francisco The steep hills and ocean views are a great final send off as your trip comes to an end and you head to the airport for your onward journey. Transfers to San Francisco International Airport are available.

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ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS Fast paced fun in Sin City and leisurely strolls through the pine scented forests of Yosemite National Park are on offer in the Golden West. Kicking off in the City of Angels and ending in the City by the Bay, experience the Cali lifestyle, the thrill of the Grand Canyon and the American Dream on Route 66. Tempted? This is the Best of the West, tailored by you.

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Welcome to the land where it's always 70 degrees and sunny, California. You'll meet up with your Travel Director in the afternoon before getting to know Anaheim, your home for the next two nights. You'll find plenty of dining and entertainment options with Disneyland nearby. Hotel: Clarion Anaheim Resort

Start in Los Angeles and pass by the San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm, one of the windiest places in the United States. It features thousands of wind turbines that power the popular Coachella Valley resort towns. Passing through the resort town of Palm Springs, you will be crossing the Arizona state line into the ‘Valley of the Sun', a region boasting a massive 300 days of sunshine per year. Catching your first glimpse of the Colorado River, your final destination for today is Phoenix. Hotel: Hampton Inn and Suites Phoenix Downtown

Day 2, Los Angeles Sightseeing This morning's sightseeing tour will show you the glitz of LA, visiting Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Sunset Boulevard, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Your afternoon in Santa Monica is at leisure.

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Los Angeles See the very best Hollywood and Santa Monica have to offer Grand Canyon Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site and Natural Wonder of the World with a Local Specialist Las Vegas Explore this entertainment-filled city with its grand hotels and shops Yosemite National Park Take in breathtaking views of the valley floor San Francisco Get familiar with Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square and Chinatown San Francisco Iconic Breakfast at renowned Boudin Bakery, a San Francisco institution since 1849

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the iconic outposts of Seligman and Kingman today for photos and a taste of all things Americana, before moving on to the neon mirage looming on the horizon, the entertainment mecca known as Las Vegas. Hotel: Rio All-Suites Casino Day 7, Las Vegas Free Time With a full day in Sin City, how will you spend it? Visit the casinos, wander ‘The Strip', take in an iconic show biz performance, or choose an Optional Experience for a different side of Vegas. Hoover Dam experiences from above and below or a singalong at ‘Vegas! The Show' are all there for the taking. Day 8, Las Vegas – Visalia Leaving Vegas, you'll head for the Mojave Desert this morning. Despite being the driest desert in the US, the Mojave boasts some glorious flora and is also home to the iconic Joshua Tree. Admiring the dramatic Sierra Nevada mountain range and continuing into the San Joaquin Valley, you'll finish today in the old town charm of Visalia. Hotel: Wyndham Visalia Day 9, Visalia – Yosemite National Park – Modesto

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a couple of our favourites. DAY 5 HELICOPTER FLIGHT^ A true once in a lifetime experience, fly over the Grand Canyon in style as you admire both the North and South rim from above. DAY 11 GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE WALK WITH SAUSALITO Walk across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and learn about its construction process, then explore the charming seaside community of Sausalito.

Awe inspiring nature at its finest, today is all about Yosemite. A UNESCO World Heritage site, America's third oldest national park is all green valleys, cascading waterfalls and pine-scented forests, framed by iconic Half Dome and the imposing El Capitan. Soak it all in, before finishing up today in the agricultural hub of Modesto. Hotel: DoubleTree Modesto Day 10, Modesto – San Francisco Head back to the Cali coast and cross The Bay Bridge into San Francisco, the ‘City by the Bay'. This afternoon's sightseeing will see you visit Fisherman's Wharf, the Palace of Fine Arts, the lush Presidio area and Italian influenced North Beach. This evening, opt to join in our walking tour of America's oldest Chinatown, followed by a delicious family-style Chinese feast. Hotel: Parc 55

Woods to admire the towering, ancient red wood trees that grow here, followed by a visit to the pretty seaside community of Sausalito. IC Day 12, Depart San Francisco With fond memories of sunny Los Angeles, fun loving Vegas and peaceful Yosemite still fresh in your mind, today your adventure through the Golden West will come to an end. Not ready to go home just yet? Why not extend your stay in San Francisco a little longer and pay those cute Sea Lions down at Fisherman's Wharf an overdue visit. Note: For activities marked with an caret (^) in the day-by-day itinerary, participation is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required.

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We hope you're hungry as you're off to Boudin Bakery, producers of San Fran's best sourdough since 1849 for an Iconic Breakfast. Explore the rest of the day, your way. Our Optional Experience to the Golden Gate Bridge followed by a cruise around Alcatraz Island could do the trick. Alternatively, you could venture out to Muir

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Discover the Californian lifestyle while travelling through this state that is also called the Golden State. Get stars in your eyes in glitzy Hollywood, feel the force of nature at the Grand Canyon and road trip down one of the most iconic roads in American history, all in 2 weeks, on California and the Golden West.

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days of sunshine per year. Catching your first glimpse of the mighty Colorado River, your final destination is exciting Phoenix. Hotel: Hampton Inn and Suites Phoenix Downtown Day 4, Phoenix - Flagstaff

This morning's sightseeing tour will show you the glitz of LA, visiting Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Sunset Boulevard, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Explore on your own at leisure this afternoon.

Heading North out of Phoenix, you will witness the impressive saguaro cacti in their arid habitat. As you make your way to the small town of Sedona you will notice the red rock landscape provides a stunning backdrop for artists and craftsmen alike. From Sedona to Flagstaff, you will pass through the heart of Oak Creek Canyon. B Hotel: Days by Wyndham Flagstaff

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Start today with one of the world's seven natural wonders, the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Listed Grand Canyon. After learning in-depth with our Local Specialist you'll discover more about the geological formation of the Canyon, and then it's up to you how you wish to explore it further. You'll finish up today in laid back Flagstaff.


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Day 8, Las Vegas – Visalia

Day 14, Santa Barbara – Depart Los Angeles

Get your kicks on Route 66! A classic road trip route, you'll stop by the iconic outposts of Seligman and Kingman for photos and a taste of all things Americana, before arriving in fabulous Las Vegas. Hotel: Rio All-Suites Casino

Leaving Vegas, travel on through the dramatic Mojave Desert and continuing into the San Joaquin Valley, you'll finish today in the old town charm of Visalia. Hotel: Wyndham Visalia

Enjoy the drive today along the coast all the way back to the ‘City of Angels', Los Angeles. Stop by Venice Beach for one final dose of vitamin sea, before your trip comes to end at Los Angeles International Airport. California and the Golden West, you've been unbeatable!

Day 7, Las Vegas Free Time With a full day in Sin City, how will you spend it? Visit the casinos, wander ‘The Strip', take in an iconic show biz performance, or choose from our list of Optional Experiences to see a different side of Vegas.

Day 9, Visalia – Yosemite National Park – Modesto Today is all about Yosemite, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It's America's third oldest national park is all green valleys, cascading waterfalls and pine scented forests, framed by iconic Half Dome and the imposing El Capitan. Soak it all in, before finishing up today in Modesto. Hotel: DoubleTree Modesto

Note: Airport arrival will be at approximately 2 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights. For activities marked with an caret (^) in the day-byday itinerary, participation is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required.

Day 10, Modesto – San Francisco

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 5 GRAND KINGDOM ECOSTAR HELICOPTER FLIGHT^ Fly the ultra-new, ultra-quiet EC 130 helicopter over the mighty Grand Canyon, taking in the beauty of both the Eastern and Northern sides. DAY 7 LAS VEGAS SIGHTS AND LIGHTS Experience the bright lights, wedding chapels and high rolling casinos of buzzing Fremont Street by night on this evening of surprises. DAY 11 GUIDED CHINATOWN WALKING TOUR, DINNER AND ILLUMINATIONS TOUR Explore the sights, sounds and smells of America's largest Chinatown before tucking in to a Chinese family style feast.

Heading back, you'll cross The Bay Bridge into San Francisco, the ‘City by the Bay'. This afternoon's sightseeing will take you to Fisherman's Wharf, the Palace of Fine Arts, the lush Presidio area and Italian influenced North Beach. This evening join our Optional Experience, a walking tour of America's oldest Chinatown, followed by a delicious family style Chinese feast. Hotel: Parc 55

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Today you're off to Boudin Bakery, producers of San Fran's best sourdough since 1849 for an Iconic Breakfast, explore the rest of today, your way. Join an Optional Experience to the Golden Gate Bridge followed by a cruise around Alcatraz Island. Perhaps you'd prefer to head out to Muir Woods to appreciate the towering, ancient red wood trees that grow here, followed by a visit to the pretty seaside community of Sausalito. IC

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Day 12, San Francisco - Carmel - Monterey San Luis Obispo Your first stop today is Carmel-by-the-Sea for a stroll along timeless Ocean Avenue, before heading to Spanish and Mexican influenced Monterey. Visit Cannery Row to learn about the city's former sardine canning business that was immortalised through John Steinbeck's novel of the same name. Finish up today in San Luis Obispo. Hotel: Kinney Day 13, San Luis Obispo - Santa Barbara Venturing into the scenic wine country of the Central Coast this morning, you'll drive through rolling hills peppered with wineries before arriving into Santa Barbara. B Hotel: Best Western Plus Encina Inn

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CANYON COUNTRY SHOWCASE From only R2302 per day* 12 DAYS •  11 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  1 COUNTRY • 5 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS Native American history, surreal landscapes, wild western antics and fabulous Sin City fun - this USA trip has it all, and so much more. Starting off in Las Vegas, you'll journey down Route 66 to the mighty Grand Canyon, cruise across glittering Lake Powell and stand in awe at Monument Valley, and watch the sun set amidst the spectacular spires of Bryce Canyon. Las Vegas Visit the entertainment capital of the world Grand Canyon Experience this stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site Lake Powell See America's second largest man-made reservoir Horseshoe Bend Visit one of the most photographed areas on the Colorado River Monument Valley Explore the treasures of the Navajo people with a guide in a 4-wheel drive tour Mesa Verde National Park See Native American cliff dwellings at this UNESCO World Heritage Site Arches National Park View the iconic Delicate Arch Escalante National Monument Stop at this large wilderness park with canyons, rivers, arches and fossils Bryce Canyon National Park Stare in awe at the multi-coloured hoodoos Zion National Park Revel in one of the most scenic canyons

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The entertainment capital of the world, Vegas is famed for its glittering casinos, all you can eat buffets and shotgun weddings ordained by none other than Elvis himself! Hotel: Rio All-Suites Casino

This morning before you depart your Flagstaff hotel, enjoy an Iconic Breakfast at Charly's Pub & Grill. You will then make a stop at Wupatki National Monument. Driving on through the Painted Desert, you'll arrive at sparkling Lake Powell. You'll have the chance to add an Optional Experience and board a cruise that will reveal the fascinating geography of the area. IC Hotel: Quality Inn Lake Powell

Day 2, Las Vegas – Flagstaff This morning, you'll get your kicks on Route 66 as you head east on this iconic highway, stopping off at Seligman and Kingman on the way for a taste of all things Americana, before finishing up today in friendly Flagstaff. Hotel: Days by Wyndham Flagstaff Day 3, Grand Canyon Excursion

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Day 5, Page – Horseshoe Bend – Monument Valley – Kayenta Giving the term ‘iconic' a whole new meaning, Horseshoe Bend is first up today before heading on to explore Monument Valley in an open-air vehicle. Stare at the rusty red spindles and grand buttes thrusting 1200 feet (366 metres) skyward from the barren valley below. B Hotel: Kayenta Monument Valley Inn


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Stand in the exact spot where Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico meet at Four Corners, then head to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Mesa Verde National Park. Finish today in the old Colorado mining town of Durango. Hotel: Durango Downtown Inn

remote wilderness in style. You will then pass wildflower meadows and majestic peaks as you travel through the San Juan Mountains, stopping in Silverton to meet the rest of the group for a wander down Blair Street. Pass through Ouray (pronounced you-ray) before arriving into Moab, Utah's adventure capital. Hotel: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Moab

Day 7, Durango – Silverton – Moab

Day 8, Arches National Park and Free Time

Before you depart Durango, you can opt to board a traditional coal-fired locomotive to explore the

Another day, another blockbuster icon, this time courtesy of Arches National Park. Over 2500 naturally formed sandstone arches cover the landscape here, the most notable of which is the 60 foot (18 metre) tall Delicate Arch. For an even better view of this wild west icon, join us on an Optional Experience^ hike which steadily climbs 480 feet (146 metres) uphill for unparalleled views which may require a moderate level of fitness. B

Day 6, Kayenta – Four Corners – Mesa Verde National Park – Durango

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 3 GRAND KINGDOM ECOSTAR HELICOPTER FLIGHT^ Fly the ultra new, ultra quiet EC 130 helicopter over the mighty Grand Canyon, taking in the beauty of both the Eastern and Northern sides. DAY 7 DURANGO AND SILVERTON NARROW GAUGE RAILWAY 135 years old and still in perfect working order, ride an enchanting coal-fired locomotive through the wilderness of the San Juan National Forest. DAY 8 DELICATE ARCH HIKE Get up close and personal to a 60 foot (18 metre) American West icon, climbing 480 feet (146 metres) up a steady uphill trail for dramatic views of this famous arch formation.

Day 9, Moab – Canyonlands National Park – Dead Horse Point State Park – Goblin Valley State Park – Torrey First up today is Canyonlands, Utah's largest national park. Stopping by the ‘Island in the Sky' mesa for sublime views, you'll move on to Dead Horse Point, another soaring mesa that sits 2000 feet (610 metres) above the Colorado River. The colourful Goblin Valley State Park is your next stop, before ending in quiet Torrey. B Hotel: Broken Spur Inn Day 10, Torrey – Capitol Reef National Park – Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument – Bryce Canyon National Park Capitol Reef's colourful landscape and prominent domes will kick start another busy day. Driving along Byway 12, admire the towering ponderosa pines before stopping at Grand Staircase, named for its uniquely striped layers of rock.Your day will end amidst the red spires of Bryce Canyon. Tonight, why not opt in for dinner and a show, with some good old fashioned western fun to see out your trip in style. B Hotel: Bryce View Lodge Day 11, Bryce Canyon National Park and Free Time Venture into Bryce Canyon National Park today and stand in front of the multicoloured ‘hoodoos' and vast amphitheatres. Then be sure to take a stroll to the rim of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. B

Day 12, Bryce Canyon – Zion National Park – Depart Las Vegas Travelling back to Vegas, you'll make one final stop at Zion National Park. Your trip will end at McCarran International Airport, or at Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino for those extending their stay in Sin City. B Note: Airport arrival will be at approximately 6 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights. For activities marked with an caret (^) in the day-byday itinerary, participation is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required.

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SPECTACULAR CANYONS AND NATIONAL PARKS From only R2321 per day* 13 DAYS •  12 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  1 COUNTRY • 7 MEALS

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If it's spectacular sights you're after, this trip delivers and then some. Visiting the mighty Grand Canyon, the Hollywood backdrops of Monument Valley, the twisted hoodoos of Bryce Canyon and the steaming, unpredictable geysers of Yellowstone, expect incredible icons and local insights in equal measure as you journey from Sin City to the fabled, granite chiselled faces of Mount Rushmore. Grand Canyon Experience this amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site Flagstaff Iconic Breakfast at Charly's Pub & Grill which welcomed presidents and gunslingers to the Wild West Monument Valley Explore the treasures of this area sacred to the Navajo people Lake Powell See the second largest man-made lake in the U.S. Zion National Park See gorgeous canyon country Bryce Canyon National Park Marvel at the multi-coloured hoodoos Salt Lake City Discover historic Temple Square Jackson Walk among the giant elk antler arches Grand Teton National Park Explore this popular destination for hiking, camping and fishing Yellowstone National Park Visit the first National Park in the country Little Bighorn Battlefield See the site of the Battle of the Little Bighorn Crazy Horse Memorial Witness the towering memorial for all Native American tribes Mount Rushmore Gaze at the faces of four U.S. presidents

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evening in the Arizonan escape town of Flagstaff. Hotel: Days by Wyndham Flagstaff Day 3, Flagstaff – Monument Valley – Page You'll have an Iconic Breakfast this morning, before visiting Monument Valley. Learn about the geology and history of the area from your private Navajo guide. Afterwards, you'll spend the evening in Page, gateway to Lake Powell. IC Hotel: Quality Inn Lake Powell Day 4, Page – Zion National Park – Bryce Canyon Your first stop today will be Zion National Park, where the soaring red and white cliffs and vast canyons stand in stark contrast to the soft wildflower meadows and hanging gardens, a result of the park's lower elevation. B Hotel: Bryce View Lodge


DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM Day 5, Bryce Canyon National Park – Salt Lake City Bryce Canyon National Park, where you'll stand in front of the multicoloured 'hoodoos' and vast amphitheatres of this region. Salt Lake City awaits you today, Utah's small town feeling capital city where you will pay a visit to Temple Square. This evening, head to the relaxed and friendly Downtown area where the city's spirit permeates through its coffee houses and laid back bars. Hotel: Tru by Hilton Midvale

Day 6, Salt Lake City – Jackson

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You'll arrive in Jackson today. Take a stroll around Town Square and admire the famous elk antlers that serve as the gateway to George Washington Memorial Park, or perhaps visit the famous Million Dollar Cowboy bar, known for its western memorabilia and genuine saddles for bar stools. B Hotel: 49er Inn and Suites

As you trip ends today, you'll no doubt be reflecting on the phenomenal sights and experiences you've witnessed over the past 13 days. Choose to depart independently at Rapid City Airport, or alternatively take advantage of our complimentary transfer to Denver International Airport.

Day 7, Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Free Time

Please Note: Denver Airport arrival will be at approximately 5 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

Start this morning at Grand Teton National Park. Tonight, join a real cowboy cookout Optional Experience. Travelling by horse drawn wagon to beautiful Cache Creek Canyon, where you'll be treated to a delicious Dutch oven dinner. B Day 8, Jackson – Yellowstone National Park – 320 Guest Ranch

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 2 GRAND KINGDOM ECOSTAR HELICOPTER FLIGHT^ Fly the ultra new, ultra quiet EC 130 helicopter over the mighty Grand Canyon, taking in the beauty of both the Eastern and Northern sides. DAY 7 COVERED WAGON COOKOUT AND SHOW A real cowboy cookout experience, travel by horse drawn wagon to beautiful Cache Creek Canyon, where you'll be treated to a delicious Dutch oven dinner. DAY 7 SNAKE RIVER FLOAT TRIP THROUGH GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK^ Gently float a 10 mile stretch of Snake River through Grand Teton National Park, accompanied by an experienced guide who will share stories and point out wildlife.

This morning head towards Yellowstone National Park. Take your time exploring as you visit key sites such as Old Faithful. B Hotel: 320 Guest Ranch Day 9, 320 Guest Ranch – Yellowstone National Park – Cody This morning will take you to Mammoth Hot Springs. Stopping by the multicoloured Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, you'll then head on to the lively frontier town of Cody. B Hotel: Buffalo Bill Village Day 10, Cody – Little Bighorn Battlefield – Sheridan Enjoying the view you'll arrive at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, the place of the 1976 battle between the US Army's 7th Calvary and the Lakota and Cheyenne warriors. Our final stop is Sheridan, nestled within the mighty Big Horn mountains. Hotel: Best Western Sheridan Day 11, Sheridan – Crazy Horse – Keystone The Black Hills region is first up today. Relax on the drive to Crazy Horse monument. Standing 563 feet tall (172 metres), the monument recognises the great Sioux leader astride his horse. B Hotel: Ramada Keystone Day 12, Mount Rushmore and Keystone Free Time Our first stop is Mount Rushmore, the largest statuemonument in the world depicting four of America's most revered presidents. You'll also have the chance to take part in our Badlands National Park Optional Experience.

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THE BIG APPLE, NIAGARA AND WASHINGTON, D.C. From only R2509 per day* 8 DAYS •  7 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  2 COUNTRIES • 1 MEAL

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS Kicking off in politically charged Washington DC and ending in the city that never sleeps, New York, this 8-day trip is the ideal blend of unique cultures, natural phenomenons and blockbuster icons. Visit the White House, the Empire State Building and high flying Wall Street, learn about the Amish way of life as you travel through Pennsylvania, and feel the full force of mighty Niagara Falls as you cross the border into Canada. If variety is what you're looking for, this trip is the one for you. Washington, D.C. Snap photos of some of the most iconic buildings, monuments and memorials in D.C., including the Lincoln, World War II Memorials, the White House and the U.S. Capitol building Lancaster Learn about a simpler way of life from the Amish people with a Local Specialist Niagara Falls Cruise to the base of the breathtakingly beautiful and powerful Horseshoe Falls New York City Sightseeing with a Local Specialist to see Broadway, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, Wall Street and the 9/11 Memorial New York City Iconic Breakfast at Brooklyn Diner, a classic New York diner, for a real Americana experience

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Smithsonian Institution, or join one of our Optional Experiences including a visit to George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate. Day 3, Washington, D.C. – Lancaster Today you'll travel back in time as we head into Pennsylvania Dutch farm country, home to the Amish. Spot traditional horse and buggies as you take in the rural surroundings, before meeting our Local Specialist who will share all about the lifestyle of the Amish community. Tonight, why not join an Optional Experience for an Amish family-style dinner at Plain & Fancy, a farm-to-table restaurant since 1959. Hotel: Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square


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Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 2 GEORGE WASHINGTON MOUNT VERNON ESTATE & GARDENS Experience America's political history coming to life with a visit to Washington's sprawling estate. DAY 3 AMISH BUGGY RIDE Step back in time as you ride through the Amish countryside on a traditional horse drawn buggy. DAY 5 NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE AND ICEWINE TASTING Visit the cute shops and cafes of pretty Niagara-on-the-Lake, before tasting the critically acclaimed ‘icewine' that the region is famous for. DAY 7 NYC LANDMARKS CRUISE Capture the essence of New York City while learning from the experts! Our witty and educational guides have the stories and history of Manhattan as you see all of midtown, downtown, the bridges and the iconic Statue of Liberty. Approx. 1.5 hours. Sailing all year round.

western region of New York State. Passing through the Appalachian Mountains and no doubt in utter awe of the scenery around you, bear in mind that this mountain range is one of the oldest on earth, formed around 480 million years ago and spanning the border between the USA and Canada. Speaking of which, it will be cheers all round as you venture onto Canadian soil, arriving into Niagara Falls late this afternoon. This evening, we imagine anticipation levels will be rising as you look forward to the natural spectacle that tomorrow will bring. You can also opt for 3-course dinner at Skylon Tower's Revolving Dining room with views above Niagara Falls. Hotel: Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Day 5, Niagara Falls Sightseeing and Free Time This morning is all about one thing, Niagara Falls! 750,000 gallons of water thunder over the falls every second, and we'll be getting you up close on a cruise to Horseshoe Falls, allowing you to see both the Canadian and American sides. After your cruise, take an optional helicopter flight over the Falls. You could also choose our Optional Experience to visit one of Ontario's prettiest towns, Niagara-on-the-Lake, for a tasting of ‘icewine' or enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers overlooking the mighty falls. Day 6, Niagara Falls – New York City Today you'll journey back across the border through leafy upstate New York. Passing the Poconos Mountains and into the lush farmlands of New Jersey, you'll arrive in New York late this afternoon. Keen to discover the city's foodie scene? From gourmet food trucks to Michelin Star restaurants, the city that never sleeps ensures you'll never go hungry. Hotel: Vacation Inn New York City - Times Square Day 7, New York City Sightseeing and Free Time After breakfast at an NYC institution, the Brooklyn Diner, you'll head out with our Local Specialist to discover some of Manhattan's most iconic sites including the Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, Wall Street and the sobering 9/11 Memorial. Why not spend your final afternoon in style with one of our unique Optional Experiences like the Empire State Building or a NYC Landmarks Cruise along the Hudson. IC

Day 8, Depart New York City With fond memories of spectacular waterfalls, political icons and delicious icewine still fresh in your mind, your trip will come to an end this morning. Why not head out for one final cream cheese bagel and stroll around Central Park before heading to the airport, or if you're not ready to say goodbye just yet, why not extend your stay at the Vacation Inn New York City - Times Square for a few more days. In a city as varied and wonderful as New York, you're never short of new things to discover.

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FALL COLOURS OF NEW ENGLAND From only R2433 per day* 10 DAYS •  9 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  1 COUNTRY • 7 MEALS

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If the idea of New England brings images of picture perfect villages, sleepy fishing towns, vast swathes of golden beaches and presidential summer homes into your mind's eye, this trip will not disappoint. Starting in historic Boston you'll visit lovely Cape Cod, bubbly Burlington and sea swept Maine, with each new place transformed under a blanket of vibrant fall foliage.

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Welcome to the affectionately named ‘Beantown', America's oldest city. A key player in America's battle for independence and the abolition movement, Boston's historical significance can only be matched with its enthusiasm for sport. After settling in to your hotel, you could head on down to the Seaport District to discover just how seriously Boston takes its reputation as a seafood capital. To name a few specialities - ‘sacred cod', fresh lobster and creamy chowder, each cooked fresh, steaming and delicious. Hotel: Doubletree Boston Bayside

This morning's city tour will follow the path of the Freedom Trail, visiting historic sites including Old North Church and Quincy Market. You'll then travel to ‘America's Home Town' of Plymouth, where you'll visit the fascinating Plimoth Plantation, a meticulously recreated version of the original 17th century Plymouth Colony. Next up, the pretty fishing villages and wealthy towns of Cape Cod, where you'll arrive into Hyannis. Hotel: Riviera Beach Resort

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Winding your way along the scenic Old King's Highway you'll arrive in the Cape Cod National Seashore. At the very tip of the Cape sits artsy Provincetown, which boasts a plethora of galleries, craft shops and cute cafes. Nature enthusiasts, join our Optional Experience for the chance to take a 4WD tour of the Peaked Hill Bars Historic District Sand Dunes. B

First up is the Bridge of Flowers. The Bridge of Flowers Committee was initiated by the Shelburne Falls Area Women's Club in 1929. It is a nonprofit and its gardeners and volunteer members work hard to keep the Bridge's many flowers, plants, trees, shrubs and vines growing beautifully throughout the season. Next on your journey, you will visit Saxton's Distillery. Be surprised as you learn of the secret local Vermont ingredient used in the distilling process. Hotel: Killington Mountain Lodge

Day 4, Hyannis - Providence Crossing the Cape Cod Canal, travel “off Cape” as we head to Rhode Island. Visit Newport, where you can spend time on the historic waterfront or in the Antiques District. Perhaps visit Newport Casino, the birthplace of tennis in the US. Highlight your visit with our Optional Experiences of The Breakers, a summer “cottage” of the Vanderbilt's or sail on a Schooner. Continue this afternoon to Providence, home of Brown University. B Hotel: The Graduate

Day 6, Vermont’s Green Mountains This morning we visit the famous resort town of Stowe before you travel past the appropriately named Green Mountains to Vermont's capital city of Montpelier. Visit the Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks for a tasting of the unique “sugar on snow”. Before ending today's journey back in Killington, visit the state's capital building. B Day 7, Killington – North Conway This morning, cross from the Green Mountains to the White Mountains as we leave Vermont for New Hampshire. Travel along the dramatic Franconia Notch mountain pass before entering the scenic byway known locally as “The Kanc”. Emerging from the Kancamagus into North Conway, your home for the next 2 evenings. B Hotel: Fox Ridge Resort

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a couple of our favourites. DAY 3 ART'S SAND DUNE TOURS Take a 4WD tour of the Peaked Hill Bars Historic District Sand Dunes on the Provincetown Cape Cod National Seashore protected lands. DAY 4 NEWPORT MANSIONS Visit the grandest of Newport's summer "cottages" and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family's social and financial preeminence in turn of the century America.

Day 10, Portsmouth – Depart Boston You'll be heading back to Boston today. Make the most of the drive and the bursts of colour that will accompany you along the way before your trip ends at Boston Logan International Airport. You also have the option of extending your stay a few more days. B Note: Airport arrival will be at approximately 12 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

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Day 8, North Conway Sightseeing and Free Time Blazing red, orange and yellow fall foliage will stretch out in every direction as you head into the White Mountains. You'll pass by Mount Washington as you journey through Crawford Notch State Park, stopping at Silver Cascade waterfall which cascades 4000 feet (1219 metres) down the side of Mount Jackson. Back in North Conway, take a stroll around the restored buildings and treasure trove antique shops of the historic downtown. B

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RHYTHMS OF THE SOUTH From only R2300 per day*

11 DAYS •  10 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  1 COUNTRY • 8 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS

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Shake, rattle and roll your way through the big hearted, musically influenced southern cities of America. Starting off in the country music Mecca of Nashville, you'll toe tap your way towards Memphis, paying homage to the King at Graceland before heading on to the life and soul of the party, New Orleans. Creole cooking, voodoo mysteries and alligator filled swamps all await you here, not to mention NOLA's ability to turn every single day into a life loving celebration. Sunny smiles, massive barbecues and musical legends will all ensure you leave the south with a very full heart. Nashville Explore Studio B, the Country Music Hall of Fame and enjoy an evening at the Grand Ole Opry Memphis Iconic Breakfast at Memphis' oldest cafe for a typical Southern-style breakfast Memphis Visit Sun Studios where Elvis recorded some of his revolutionary albums before heading to his home, Graceland, to tour the mansion Natchez Learn about the history of the South's Antebellum estates New Orleans Spend the early afternoon with a Local Specialist touring the downtown area and Garden District before visiting one of the above-ground cemeteries

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Day 1, Arrive Nashville Good old fashioned Southern hospitality, charm and big smiles from locals will welcome you to ‘Music City', otherwise known as Nashville. Settle into your hotel and meet up with your Travel Director this afternoon, then enjoy a relaxing evening at your leisure. Hotel: Clarion Nashville Downtown – Stadium Day 2, Nashville Sightseeing and Free Time Get your bearings this morning on a tour that will take you to Riverfront Park, Tennessee State Capitol and the 132 acre Centennial State Park. You'll then delve into the incredible musical history of the city with a visit to Music Row, stopping off at Studio B where industry legends like Dolly Parton and the Everly Brothers have all recorded albums. No Nashville musical tour would be complete without a snoop around the Country Music Hall of Fame, which traces the history of country music and proudly displays priceless

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memorabilia. This evening you're off to the Grand Ole Opry to listen to a live show of America's longest running live radio program. B Day 3, Nashville Free Time Ready to continue your country music education today? If so there's no better place to head to than the Ryman Auditorium, where you can take a self-guided tour and watch music magic come to life through the 'Soul of Nashville' theatre Optional Experience. Jonny Cash fans will likely make a beeline to the museum that delves into his personal story. For those interested in the history of the South opt for a visit to the Belle Meade Plantation. Here you'll get an in-depth look into the history of the 1853 Greek Revival mansion, its grounds, and the lives of the people who once lived there, leaving you with an understanding of historical life in the South through the eyes of one of the plantations expert guides. Back in Nashville, the night is young! B


DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM Day 4, Nashville – Memphis You'll leave Nashville this morning and travel to Memphis. Home to "The King" who needs little introduction, music is the life blood of this toe tapping city with bluesy Beale St. being a fine example of this. Arriving here you'll dive straight in with an orientation tour viewing the impressive Memphis Pyramid, the historic Peabody Hotel and the Lorraine Motel, perhaps the most significant place of the entire Civil Rights Movement given the fact that Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated here in 1968. With an evening free, you might want to check out our Optional Experiences. You could visit the Rock N' Soul Museum, that tells the story of the birth of rock and soul music, before grooving on over to Beale Street for dinner at a lively joint that serves up Southern treats accompanied by live music, naturally. B Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Memphis Downtown. Day 5, Memphis Sightseeing and Free Time We hope you didn't peak too soon on last night's dinner, because this morning's Iconic Breakfast is Southern food, served with the same hospitality you'll find all throughout this charming city. Arrive at Sun Studio, where Elvis was

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 3 SOUL OF NASHVILLE Head to the legendary Ryman Auditorium, where you can take a self-guided tour and enjoy the ‘Soul of Nashville' theater experience. DAY 5 MANSION UPGRADE TO ELVIS EXPERIENCE Get access to Elvis Presley's Memphis Graceland Entertainment Complex.

It's your final day in Memphis today so be sure to make the most of it. With your day at leisure, perhaps consider a visit to the National Civil Rights Museum. This museum houses extensive cultural exhibits that trace five centuries of history, including the Civil Rights Movement which will leave you nothing less than inspired by those that fought tirelessly for equality at this moving tribute and in-depth dive into American history and its troubled past.

into it, there's no chance you'll miss joining our Optional Experience this morning. You'll dine at the iconic Court of Two Sisters restaurant for their famous Creole inspired Jazz Brunch. With the rest of the day ahead of you, there's no shortage of ways to spend your time. Head back to the cute cafes and decadent mansions of the Garden District, have your fortune told in Jackson Square. If the swamps and bayous of the Mississippi are on your list, there's the option to get out on the water with a boat trip through the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Led by a local guide who'll share their in-depth knowledge of the region they'll keep a keen eye out so you can, spot 'gators, eagles, snakes and egrets as you cruise these wild wetlands. B

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Follow the path of the famous Natchez Trace today. Under the guidance of your passionate Travel Director, you'll soon understand how, and why, this important thoroughfare was originally established as a footpath by Native Americans and was later used by explorers, traders and travelers, including the Ohio River Valley boatmen who were known as 'kaintucks'. We'll arrive on the banks of the Mississippi as we pull into Natchez, where the unique architecture of the South could be further brought to life as you explore the Antebellum homes that are 0 here on our Optional Experience. These large and elegant mansions were originally built as plantation homes and remained untouched throughout the plight of the South. You'll have the chance to visit perhaps the finest standing example of an Antebellum Classical Revival mansion. The grand and palatial Stanton Hall offers a glimpse into the life of a wealthy cotton merchant. Hotel: Vue

It’s your final full day in NOLA and the final day of your trip, so make sure you go out in style. Jazz fans can opt into a Jazz Dinner Cruise on the Mississippi River, accompanied by the sounds of the Grammy nominated band Dukes of Dixieland, played by a live band. Tonight, we recommend you sample some good old-fashioned Creole cooking, and in our opinion there’s only one place to go for the best food in town - the New Orleans institution, Dooky Chase. B

first discovered back in 1954 and where you'll experience the legacy left behind by the 'King of Rock n' Roll' himself. Today will be a special one for Elvis fans as you have the chance to make the pilgrimage to Graceland. IC Day 6, Memphis Free Time

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Heading south today, travel over the world’s longest continuous bridge over water as you journey towards ‘The Big Easy’. Famed for its Mardi Gras celebrations and diverse culture, everything in New Orleans is a little larger than life. The weddings are bigger, the funerals are louder, the food is richer, and every single day is a cause for celebration. Why not join an Optional Experience cooking demonstration to learn how you can recreate some of the city’s tastiest dishes once you return home. Later, meet up with a Local Specialist and head out on a city tour. You’ll also visit one of the city’s many unique cemeteries, taking a peek around the elaborate stone crypts and mausoleums. B Hotel: La Quinta New Orleans Downtown

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Latin America

Guest Review

4.7/5

COSTA RICA ADVENTURE From only R1842 per day*

7 DAYS •  6 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  1 COUNTRY • 9 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS TORTUGUERO 4 DAY Optional Pre Extension

Bubbling mud pools, rainforests teeming with wildlife, golden beaches and an active volcano are all yours for the taking on this adventure. Starting in the cultural capital city of San Jose, visit turtle nesting grounds and sky walk through the rainforest canopy before spending your final days on the glistening shores of the Guanacaste province. San Jose Enjoy an orientation tour in the capital city of Costa Rica and explore Sarchi, the arts and crafts capital, famed for its intricately painted oxcarts Monteverde Cloud Forest Hike with your Local Specialist who offers insights into the region's unique bird and wildlife ecosystems Arenal Enjoy trails and suspension bridges, hike along lava trails through Mirador 1968, a private reserve, located adjacent to Volcano Arenal National Park and take a scenic float trip safari with your Local Specialist

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Day 1, Arrive San Jose Let the Pura Vida way of life take over as you arrive in Costa Rica's cultural capital, San Jose. Built on the profit of a roaring coffee trade, this is a city overflowing with museums, parks, theatres and innovative restaurants. Settle in to your hotel then feel free to head out to explore. Trendy Barrio Amón offers a wonderful glimpse into the history of the city with vast colonial mansions converted into art galleries, whilst Barrio Escalante is the gastronomic epicentre and the best place to grab dinner. Hotel: Holiday Inn Escazu Day 2, San Jose – Monteverde

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Head north today towards the little town of Sarchí. Known as the cradle of Costa Rican artisanship, this is the place to buy intricate arts, crafts and souvenirs and also offers the chance to see the towns famously ornate oxcarts. Elegantly carved and hand painted in bright colours, the oxcart is a national symbol of Costa Rica and a beautiful reminder of its humble beginnings. Climbing high through the Tilaran Mountain range, you'll enter the misty Monteverde Cloud Forest. B Hotel: El Establo Mountain Day 3, Monteverde Sightseeing and Free Time Step into another world as you enter the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve with a Local

Specialist. Keep your eyes peeled and ears poised for the sounds of hummingbirds, howler monkeys, sloths and toucans. Costa Rica has a reputation as a nature lover's paradise, and this place won't let you down. Leaving the forest on a real nature high, you then spend the afternoon relaxing or join our ‘El Trapiche' Optional Experience tour where you'll get to visit sugarcane, banana, orange and coffee plantations. B Day 4, Monteverde – Arenal Enjoy the ride this morning as you travel past cattle ranches and coffee plantations on your way to Arenal Volcano National Park. One of the shining jewels in Costa Rica's already bedazzling crown, the national park is best known for its bubbling hot springs and geothermal activity, wide variety of wildlife and the sleeping giant, Arenal Volcano. Your attention will be taken up by your gorgeous and secluded resort, nestled on the banks of the San Carlos River. Settle in and enjoy relaxing in paradise this afternoon, before joining your fellow travellers for an included dinner at the resort restaurant this evening. B, D Hotel: Tilajari Resort Day 5, Arenal Full Day Sightseeing A guided hike through Arenal 1968 is first up today. You'll walk through lava fields, observe leftover lava rocks and boulders and walk through forest land for


DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM wonderful views of both the volcano and Arenal Lake, the largest lake in Costa Rica. After a browse around La Fortuna, this afternoon you'll ‘sky walk' your way through the jungle canopy of Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, testing your head for heights on the 6 suspension bridges whilst spotting a whole manner of bird life. This evening, let your worries and stresses drift away as you relax in the mineral rich pools of a hot springs resort. B

Day 6, Arenal Sightseeing and Free Time Another day, and another chance to explore this natural wonderland. Start today with a float down the Peñas Blancas River, joining a Local Specialist to look for monkeys, sloths and iguanas. On the way you'll visit a local family who live and work on the river, gaining an appreciation for how connected the people of Costa Rica are to the natural environment. Back at your resort, join an optional horseback riding excursion. B, L, D Day 7, Arenal – San Jose Transfer back to San Jose International Airport will be approximately 12:00 PM or extend your holiday to Guanacaste. B

NOT DONE YET? Choose to extend your trip Guanacaste add on Don't let the fun end! Choose to stay a little longer on the sun-drenched shores of Playa Tamarindo on this locally hosted 3 day addon. Loved for its glorious beaches, biodiverse parklands and surf, you can choose to keep it low key at your resort, or enjoy a variety of adventurous activities. It's all about soaking it up or living it up, your way. 3 Days • 3 meals • Trip Code: VRIG

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Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 3 EL TRAPICHE TOUR Visit sugarcane, banana, orange and coffee plantations on a tour through a local farm, learning more about the coffee making process as well as how liquor is made from sugarcane. DAY 6 HORSEBACK RIDING TOUR Admire glorious views of the Nicoya Gulf as you ride through coffee and sugarcane plantations, keeping an eye out for monkeys and toucans. DAY 5 SKY TRAM AND SKY TREK Ride a gondola through the trees as you look for wildlife, then experience the thrill of your life on the Sky Trek, zip lining 650 feet above the rainforest floor.

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Choose to extend your trip Tortugero pre trip add on Can't wait to get going? Choose to get a head start before your trip with this not to be missed locally hosted pre-trip Tortugero add-on. This 4 day trip ends in San Jose to link you up to day 1 of your Costa Rica Adventure trip. You'll cruise canals and keep watch for jaguars, macaws and sloths as you hike through the jungle with your dedicated Local Specialist who'll share their knowledge of this diverse, lush ecosystem. You'll also learn about the work of the conservationists at the Green Turtle Research Station, and if the season is right you can even choose to try and spot turtles laying their eggs on the beach - an experience that truly cannot be missed. 4 Days • 7 meals • Trip Code: VRIT Go online for day-by-day itinerary, meals and more.

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PERU EXPLORER From only R2579 per day*

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Starting in the gastronomic capital of Lima, sip Pisco Sours and admire colonial casas before heading to the rugged beauty of the Sacred Valley. Walk in the footsteps of the Incas as you admire one of the New 7 Wonders of the World rising above the clouds, then finish your trip in ancient, cultural Cusco. Keen to stay longer? Extend your trip with a visit to the fascinating Lake Titicaca. Lima Explore the "City of the Kings" and see the Cathedral, Government Palace, Archbishop's Palace, City Hall and visit San Francisco Monastery, famous for its catacombs Machu Picchu Journey to the marvellous citadel of Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World Cusco Discover Sacsayhuaman, Coricancha and the famous San Pedro market before enjoying a magical evening featuring an entertaining folklore show

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Day 1, Arrive Lima Welcome to the Peruvian capital - ‘City of the Kings', Lima. This city has a real sense of faded romantic grandeur, with historical sights aplenty and a revered culinary scene. Settle in to your hotel and meet up with your Travel Director this afternoon, then the rest of the day is free. Head to Parque del Amor to admire the architecture with beautiful views over Lima Bay. In celebration of your first night in Peru, dinner should absolutely involve fresh ceviche followed by a tangy Pisco Sour. Hotel: La Hacienda

bustling with visitors exploring its ancient streets. Take in the ornate temples and Incan ruins as you arrive here. Learn about the local weaving process, which has been kept alive for thousands of years. Then stop by Pisac Market, where local indigenous communities from all over come to sell their wares and produce. B, L, D Hotel: La Casona de Yucay Day 4, Machu Picchu Excursion

Today, discover the famous Plaza Mayor and Cathedral. See the Government Palace, Archbishop's Palace and City Hall. Visit the San Francisco Monastery, featuring mysterious catacombs followed by an afternoon at leisure. This evening, dive deep into the essence of Peruvian food and feast on an authentic meal at Mangos. B, D

Boarding the train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, you'll slowly chug your way through the rugged lands of the Sacred Valley. Making the last leg of the journey via shuttle, you'll arrive at the most famous archaeological site in South America and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu. Catching a glimpse of this ancient city is an unforgettable moment, so be sure to soak it all in. Explore the vast complex of fascinating ruins, before descending the mountain and making your way back to the Sacred Valley. B, D

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Day 5, Sacred Valley – Cusco

Flying into Cusco, welcome to the Incan capital of the world! Cusco is a wealth of archaeological greatness and the oldest continuously inhabited city on the continent. It's also the gateway to Machu Picchu,

Art fans are in for a treat today as you pay a visit to the workshop of Pablo Seminario, a respected artist who creates beautiful pottery reminiscent of ancient cultures from all across Peru. You'll then pay a visit to a family home in Ollantaytambo. On

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DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM the way to Cusco you will sample a drink favored by the Incas, Chicha de Jora. You'll also stop by the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, a 13th century UNESCO World Heritage site, before arriving back into the Incan capital with the rest of the day at leisure. B Hotel: San Agustin Plaza Day 6, Cusco Sightseeing and Free Time Start your final day with a sightseeing tour of ancient Cusco. Visit the ‘Temple of the Sun' before viewing the bounty of colonial art on display in the Cathedral. Admire the handiwork of Incan stonemasons down Loreto street, then finish up shopping for local handicrafts in San Pedro market. With the rest of the day free, opt for a visit to Moray and Maras to see Incan farming techniques at play, head to 17th century Piquillacta to see the pre Incan citadel built by the Wari people, or treat yourself to a visit to the Choco

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a couple of our favourites. DAY 1 LA DAMA JUANA RESTAURANT AND FOLKLORE SHOW Join your fellow travellers for tasty Peruvian food served buffet style in clay pots, followed by lively Incan dancing at La Dama Juana Restaurant. DAY 6 MORAY AND MARAS Visit Moray to discover the farming techniques used by the Incas, then head to the village of Maras to view the village's ancient salt mines and wells.

Museum to learn more about the Peruvian chocolate making process. Tonight, you'll end an incredible trip in style with dinner, folklore tales and dancing. B, D Day 7, Depart Cusco 1 New Wonder of the World and an incredible 7 days later, your trip will finally come to an end. Leaving with priceless memories, you'll make your way to the airport today or even extend your holiday with a few extra days in Puno and Lake Titicaca. Better yet, fly on to Ecuador to join a ME to WE volunteering experience located deep in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. B

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NOT DONE YET? Choose to extend your trip Puno & Lake Titicaca add on Having made the excellent choice to extend, discover even more of Peru with this culturally rich 3 day add-on starting in Cusco and ending in Lima, exploring Puno and the reed islands of Lake Titicaca. Catch a flight to Juliaca before arriving in Puno, on the edge of the largest lake in South America. The main event is your day spent on the water at Uros Islands, where locals have lived like their ancestors for hundreds of years, on their island home made entirely of Totora reeds. Next up is Island of Taquile, where you'll discover incredible stonework and the stories of the island's historic weaving cultures. You'll end your trip and arrive in Lima by flight on day three, at approximately 3pm. 3 Days • 5 Meals • Trip Code: VPRUT Go online for day-by-day itinerary, meals and more.

Land and Intra Air: Prices include economy air and air-related charges for the flights between Lima-Cusco. For up-to-date information, visit costsavertour.com Please note: This trip experiences high elevations, we recommend guests with preexisting medical conditions talk with a doctor prior to travel. Passport: Guest passport information for flights is required at time of final payment. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

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Latin America

Guest Review

4.3/5

SOUTH AMERICA SAMBA From only R2308 per day*

9 DAYS •  8 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  2 COUNTRIES • 11 MEALS

ESSENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS Two of South America's most vibrant and sultry countries await you on South America Samba. Starting in the ‘Cidade Maravilhosa' of Rio, ride the cog railway to Christ the Redeemer and cruise around Guanabara Bay, then experience the sheer force of nature at Iguassu Falls, the world's largest series of waterfalls. Country hop to Argentina for big steaks, fiery tango and a slice of gaucho living, letting the passion and charm of Buenos Aires work its way into your heart. Rio de Janeiro Explore iconic sights such as Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches, Christ the Redeemer and the stunning Tijuca Forest on your cogwheel train Iguassu Falls Step out onto catwalks along the world's widest cascading waterfalls and be awed by Devil's Throat before boarding your jungle train through the tropical Iguassu National Park Buenos Aires Discover Recoleta Cemetery, the Plaza de Mayo and 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest avenue in the world before being whisked away to your dinner and Tango show, where you travel back to the glory days of this colourful city

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Golden swathes of famous coastline and a certain "joie de vivre" will welcome you in vibrant Rio de Janeiro. Energy pulses through every pore of this passionate and fun loving city, flooding from the favelas to the football fields and in the infectious samba rhythm. Settle in to your hotel before meeting with your Travel Director this afternoon. Then, if you'd like, hit the sands of Copacabana to watch the sun set whilst you sip your fresh coconut water. Hotel: Mirador Rio

Waking up to your final full day in Rio, today is at leisure. Tonight, celebrate the culture of South America at the Carretão Ipanema Churrascaria. Distinctly a South American style rotisserie, it owes its origins to the fireside roasts of the gauchos of southern Brazil traditionally from the Pampa region, centuries ago. B, D

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Your first stop is the Cosme Velho district as you board an old cogwheel train. Wind your way through the Tijuca Forest to the top of Mount Corovardo, as you catch a first glimpse of the 30 metre high Christ the Redeemer. The undisputed icon of Rio and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, enjoy the vantage point of the ‘Marvellous City' before heading on to visit lively Copacabana and beautiful Ipanema, Rio's best beaches. B

Day 4, Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu Falls Leaving Rio behind, this morning you'll head to the airport to catch your flight to Iguassu Falls. Words can't really describe the magnificence of the world's largest series of waterfalls (275 to be exact), which straddle the border between Argentina and Brazil and are surrounded by lush expanses of national park. Settle in to your hotel this afternoon and spend the evening relaxing, no doubt bubbling with excitement for the natural spectacle that tomorrow will bring. B, D Hotel: Viale Cataratas


DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM Day 5, Iguassu Falls and Free Time

Day 6, Iguassu Falls – Buenos Aires

Entering Iguassu National Park on the Brazilian side of the falls this morning, venture down to the ominously named and utterly exhilarating Devil's Throat, the tallest and most impressive of Iguassu's waterfalls. This afternoon keep the adrenalin levels high on an Optional Experience^ where you'll take an open-air tram through the jungle to Macuco Falls, and then board a custom designed inflatable motorboat for a high intensity ride to the base of the falls, or opt to visit a bird park where you can spot more than 150 different species of birds. B

Country hopping between Brazil and Argentina, you'll cross the Tancredo Neves Bridge to explore the Argentinian side of the falls. Drive through the lush Argentinian Iguassu National Park to reach the falls and cascades, then board the open sided and near silent Ecological Jungle Train (which is every bit as scenic and sensual as it sounds) to pay a second visit to Devil's Throat. After, head to the airport to catch a flight to Buenos Aires. B Hotel: Cyan de las Americas

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a few of our favourites. DAY 5 MACUCO SAFARI^ Take an open-air tram through the tropical rainforest to Macuco Falls where you'll then board a custom designed inflatable motorboat for a high intensity ride to the base of the falls. DAY 8 FIESTA GAUCHO WITH BBQ LUNCH Heading into the glorious pampas to visit a 3000 acre working ranch. Learn more about the gaucho culture then tuck in to a juicy BBQ lunch. DAY 5 BIRD PARK - IGUASSU FALLS Home to more than 900 native birds from 150 species. Enter aviaries to get more of an up close and personal view of the birds.

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Waking up in Buenos Aires is a prospect that should fill you with excitement. This meat loving, tango obsessed capital city is a mix of sultry charm and gritty splendour, where European inspired buildings rub shoulders with rough around the edges barrios. Dive in to Buenos Aires on a sightseeing tour that will visit 9 de Julio Avenue, Colon Theatre, Plaza de Mayo and San Telmo, the oldest district in the city, before finishing up in colourful and charming La Boca. Tonight, dress up in your South American finest for a night of Argentinian steak and classic tango. B, D

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Land and Intra Air: Prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Rio de Janeiro-Foz do Iguacu and Cataratas del Iguazu-Buenos Aires. For up-to-date information, visit costsavertour.com. Passport: Guest passport information for flights is required at time of final payment. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

Day 8, Buenos Aires Free Time Glimpse into the life of a gaucho today as you head out on an Optional Experience into the glorious pampas to visit a 3000 acre working ranch. Learn more about the gaucho culture, enjoy folk music, traditional dances and carriage rides and then tuck in to a juicy BBQ lunch. You've also got the option of visiting the lush countryside region of Tigre Delta, which offers a laid back vibe and a chance to see a different side of Argentine life as you cruise around the picturesque delta. B Day 9, Depart Buenos Aires 2 countries and 1 New Wonder of the World later, your trip will finally come to an end this morning. Leaving with priceless memories, a wealth of new knowledge and a wonderful group of new friends you'll make your way to the airport, or if you still feel like the sultry charm of Buenos Aires still has more to give, why not extend your trip for a few more days. B

CHOOSE UNBEATABLE VALUE READY, SET, GO! RATES

*Trips from only R20775 p.p. double share. Don’t miss out on today’s best price, limited availability.

CHOOSE TO SAVE MORE Unbeatable value doesn’t stop! See p.11 and visit our website for ways to save all year round, including past guest savings, multitraveller, multi-trip deals and more.

Note: For activities marked with an caret (^) in the day-by-day itinerary, participation is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required.

Trip code: VBAR 149


Latin America

Guest Review

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SOUTH AMERICA DISCOVERY From only R2886 per day*

15 DAYS •  14 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION •  3 COUNTRIES • 22 MEALS

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Starting in the ‘Cidade Maravilhosa', experience the sheer force of nature at Iguassu Falls before country hopping to Argentina for big steaks, fiery tango and a slice of gaucho living. Ending in Peru, cuddle llamas and walk in the footsteps of the Incas at mighty, magnificent Machu Picchu. Rio de Janeiro Explore iconic sights such as Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches, Christ the Redeemer and the stunning Tijuca Forest from your cogwheel train Iguassu Falls Step out onto catwalks along the world's widest cascading waterfalls and be awed by Devil's Throat before boarding your jungle train through the tropical Iguassu National Park Buenos Aires Discover Recoleta Cemetery, the Plaza de Mayo and 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest avenue in the world before being whisked away to your dinner and Tango show, where you travel back to the glory days of this colourful city Lima Explore the "City of the Kings" and see the Cathedral, Government Palace, Archbishop's Palace, City Hall and visit San Francisco Monastery, famous for its catacombs Sacred Valley Visit the famous Pisac Market Machu Picchu Journey to the marvellous citadel of Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World Cusco Discover Sacsayhuaman, Coricancha and the famous San Pedro market before enjoying a magical evening featuring an entertaining folklore show

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The famous coastline welcomes you to Rio. Energy pulses through this passionate city, best known for its annual Carnival. Settle in to your hotel before meeting with your Travel Director this afternoon. Then perhaps hit the sands of Copacabana to watch your first Brazilian sunset. Hotel: Mirador Rio

This morning, you'll catch your flight to Iguassu Falls. Stand in awe as you view the world's largest series of waterfalls, straddling the border between Argentina and Brazil and surrounded by lush expanses of national park before settling in to your hotel. B, D Hotel: Viale Cataratas

Day 2, Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 5, Iguassu Falls and Free Time

Board an old cogwheel train through the Tijuca Forest to the top of the Corcovado Mountains, catching a first glimpse of the 30 metre high Christ the Redeemer, the undisputed icon of Rio. Head on to visit lively Copacabana and beautiful Ipanema for a sun drenched afternoon. B

Iguassu Falls beckons today! Entering on the Brazilian side, venture down to the exhilarating Devil's Throat, the tallest of Iguassu's waterfalls. Perhaps take an optional open-air tram^ through the jungle and brave a high intensity motorboat ride to the base of the falls, or visit a bird park to spot more than 150 different beautiful species. B

Day 3, Rio de Janeiro City Free Time Opt for a sailing excursion around Guanabara Bay, passing islands and forts with Sugarloaf Mountain looming in the distance. Tonight, celebrate the diversity and culture of South America at the Carretão Ipanema Churrascaria. B, D

Day 6, Iguassu Falls – Buenos Aires Cross the Tancredo Neves Bridge to explore the Argentinian side of the falls. Drive through the lush Argentinian Iguassu National Park to reach the cascades, then ride the open sided Ecological Jungle Train for a


DISCOVER ALL YOUR INCLUDED ESSENTIALS AND TAILORING OPTIONS AT COSTSAVERTOUR.COM second visit to Devil's Throat. Heading to the airport, you'll catch a flight to Buenos Aires. B Hotel: Cyan de las Americas Day 7, Buenos Aires Sightseeing and Free Time Waking up in sultry Buenos Aires, you'll go on a sightseeing tour of 9 de Julio Avenue, Colon Theatre, Plaza de Mayo and San Telmo, the oldest neighbourhood. Ending in charming La Boca, explore by yourself this afternoon before a night of Argentinian steak and classic tango. B, D Day 8, Buenos Aires Free Time Experience the life of a gaucho today by heading out on an Optional Experience into the glorious pampas to visit a working ranch, enjoying folk music and carriage rides before tucking in to a juicy BBQ lunch. Opt for a visit to the lush countryside region of Tigre Delta, and enjoy a picturesque cruise. B

Day 9, Buenos Aires – Lima From Argentina you'll fly to Peru, bound for Lima. You'll have the rest of the day free, so head to Parque del Amor to admire the Gaudi style architecture with beautiful views over Lima Bay. Dinner should absolutely involve fresh ceviche followed by a tangy Pisco Sour. B Hotel: La Hacienda

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Boarding the train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, chug your way through the rugged lands of the Sacred Valley and arrive at one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu. Explore the vast complex of fascinating ruins here. B, D

DAY 5 MACUCO SAFARI^ Take an open-air tram through the tropical rainforest to Macuco Falls where you'll then board a custom designed inflatable motorboat for a high intensity ride to the base of the falls. DAY 8 FIESTA GAUCHO WITH BBQ LUNCH Heading into the glorious pampas to visit a 3000 acre working ranch. Learn more about the gaucho culture then tuck in to a juicy BBQ lunch.

CHOOSE YOUR DEPARTURE

Day 10, Lima Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 12, Machu Picchu Excursion

Life is about the choices we make. Choose how to enhance your trip, your way. Here are just a couple of our favourites.

Note: For activities marked with an caret (^) in the day-by-day itinerary, participation is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required.

Day 13, Sacred Valley – Cusco This morning, you'll pay a visit to the workshop of Pablo Seminario, a respected pottery artist. You'll then visit a family home in Ollantaytambo. On the way to Cusco you will sample a drink favored by the Incas, Chicha de Jora, then stop by the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, a 13th century UNESCO World Heritage site. The rest of the day is free when you arrive back in Cusco. B Hotel: San Agustin Plaza

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Land and Intra Air: Prices include economy air and air-related charges for the flights between Rio de Janeiro-Foz do Iguacu, Cataratas del IguazuBuenos Aires, Buenos Aires-Lima, and Lima-Cusco. For up-to-date information, visit costsavertour.com. Please note: This trip experiences high elevations, we recommend guests with preexisting medical conditions talk with a doctor prior to travel. Passport: Guest passport information for flights is required at time of final payment. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

CHOOSE UNBEATABLE VALUE READY, SET, GO! RATES

*Trips from only R43295 p.p. double share. Don’t miss out on today’s best price, limited availability.

Day 14, Cusco Sightseeing and Free Time You'll visit the ‘Temple of the Sun' during your sightseeing tour, and the bounty of colonial art on display in the Cathedral. Walk down Loreto street and shop for local crafts in San Pedro market. This afternoon, opt for a visit to Moray and Maras to see Incan farming techniques at play or opt for a visit to the Choco Museum to learn more about the Peruvian chocolate making process. Tonight, end an incredible trip with dinner, folklore tales and dancing. B, D

CHOOSE TO SAVE MORE Unbeatable value doesn’t stop! See p.11 and visit our website for ways to save all year round, including past guest savings, multitraveller, multi-trip deals and more.

Day 15, Depart Cusco Leaving with priceless memories, a wealth of new knowledge and a wonderful group of new friends, your trip will come to an end today. B

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EXTRA OVERNIG & EXPLORE FREE AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Book extra nights accommodation where your tour starts or ends. Stay a little longer but without the research and stress.

• E  urope (excluding London) and Africa: All guests benefit from complimentary transfers, by shuttle coach, on the arrival and departure day of your tour. Times are specified at costsavertour.com/freetransfers

With us, benefit from discounted hotel rates across all destinations with our hotel partner network. You can add up to three nights before and/or after your holiday.

• E  astern Med and Asia: Complimentary transfers are included by shuttle bus, car or minibus at any time on the start and end day of your tour and in conjunction with extra nights when booked through Costsaver.

For destinations, hotels and up to date pricing, visit: costsavertour.com/hotel

• U  SA, Canada and Latin America: Costsaver includes transfers when you book your flights through us.

OTHER TRANSFER OPTIONS • E  urope and Africa: For those who have booked their pre and post-tour accommodation with us or, if your flight times do not coincide with the shuttle coach transfer timings, we can organise a chargeable transfer on your behalf.

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• U  SA, Canada and Latin America: For those who have booked their own air, transfers can be purchased through us. • L  ondon: We offer great rates on transfers from Heathrow and Gatwick airports to your Costsaver London hotel.

Times can be found online at costsavertour.com/ freetransfers

Prices can be found online at costsavertour.com/ hotel under ‘transfers’


HTS, TRANSFERS EVEN MORE When in London, don’t miss exploring the very best of Britain’s most iconic locations with our sister brand, Evan Evans. Take your pick of exceptional UK tours, visiting London’s famous landmarks including Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and The Tower of London. Or take the adventures further with Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, Bath, the Cotswolds, Oxford to name a few. Book now by emailing London.24x7@ttc.com for more details. See your local travel agent, or let us help you on arrival in London at our London Reception Centre.

OUR LONDON RECEPTION CENTRE Support at every step starts with Costsaver, including our London Reception Centre. Free of charge and located a short walk from Waterloo Station, and a stone’s throw from the London Eye. • O  ur onsite Local Hosts will help you with any queries, concerns you have during your time in London. They offer an exclusive booking service to help make your time in London exactly what you’re dreaming of, including London’s top sights and priority entry to top attractions, where available. • If your accommodation has been booked by us with one of our hotel partners, our Local Hosts will visit daily to book London sightseeing trips, arrange tickets, provide departure information to support you at every step.

FLEXIBLE START & END CITIES Due to visa implications for certain passport holders, you are welcome to start and/or end your trip in continental Europe rather than in London on our European Panorama Trips. If joining in Paris or Amsterdam as opposed to London, you will need to be ready at the hotel listed in your trip documentation for 5pm to participate in the evening’s Optional Experience. Transfers are not included. Costsaver can offer inexpensive airport to hotel or hotel to airport transfers. Please ask for transfer prices at the time of booking. If leaving in Paris or Amsterdam, you can utilise a complimentary transfer from your hotel that will arrive at Charles de Gaulle (Paris) or Schiphol (Amsterdam) airports at 8am. ***Please advise your Travel Agent of your joining and leaving preferences at the time of booking.

OPENING HOURS AND DETAILS Summer (April – October) Daily 7am – 7pm Winter (October – April) Daily 8:30am – 5:30pm 79 York Road, London SE1 7NJ Tel: +44 (0) 207 620 8900 Email: London.24x7@ttc.com

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booking conditions & other important information Very Important: The information below is a summary of the booking conditions as at the date of the production of this brochure and are for guidance only. The ‘Full Booking Conditions’ can be found on our website costsavertour.com/bookingconditions and form the legal agreement between us and you as our guest. If there is any conflict between the information below and the Full Booking Conditions, the Full Booking Conditions shall prevail. Booking Conditions are regularly updated and may have changed since this brochure was printed.

Summary Booking and Cancellation Terms Deposit due per person Final Payment Due (before departure)

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90 days

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R350 plus airline charges

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R350 plus airline charges

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R350 plus airline charges

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100%

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100% of accommodation price 100% of accommodation price

100% of transfer price 100% of transfer price

We offer Gold Seal Protection which may reduce your cancellation fees, please see Important Information costsavertour.com for details of the Gold Seal Protection. Level 1: Cancellation fees are the minimum cancellation fee charged and is used unless the trip is described as Level 2 or 3. Level 2: These trips are listed at costsavertour.com/bookingconditions but are generally trips which include cruise/ferry, train or intra-trip flight elements Your holiday booking For the purposes of this document reference to “you” or “your” includes all guests in the party. Trafalgar Tours PTY Ltd is the ‘Sales Company’. The ‘Operator’ for the trips will be as described in the table below. Collectively these companies are referred to as ‘Trafalgar’ or ‘Costsaver’.

Destination Europe and Britain, Africa, Asia USA, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, South America

Operator Trafalgar Tours Limited Destination America

CostSaver is a trading name of Trafalgar and is used interchangeably. 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. Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is required for all guests covering all applicable dates of travel with Costsaver. This insurance must cover; trip interruption, personal injury, medical expenses, evacuation and repatriation cover including during pandemic events. COVID-19: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the WHO senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. We ask that you please take personal responsibility for your wellbeing. This begins with packing any personal protective equipment and sanitisers you require. Please adopt physical distancing and hygiene practices throughout your pre-trip travel arrangements and follow all health instructions whether physical signage, or requests from our professional staff, once you are holidaying with us. To travel with Costsaver, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Full details of hygiene protocols can be found on our website. Force Majeure: Force Majeure Event means any event or circumstance beyond the control of Costsaver, including but not limited to: (a) an act of god (such as earthquake, flood, fire, explosion, landslide, lightning, action of the elements, force of nature, washout, typhoon, hurricane, cyclone, tsunami, storm or storm warning or natural disaster); (b) industrial disputes, work ban or other labour dispute or difficulty; (c) acts of terrorism, political unrest, war or threat of war, riots or civil strife; (d) failure or delays to scheduled transportation and the closure of airports or ports; (e) pandemic, epidemic or health risk; (f) governmental and administrative actions (including closure of borders and travel warnings and restrictions). Reservations and payments Your trip will be confirmed after receipt of a nonrefundable deposit as detailed in the Summary Booking and Cancellation Terms table. Air-inclusive bookings may require an additional non-refundable deposit or payment in full at the time of booking, see Air Arrangements section below. Final payment for your trip reservation will be due prior to

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departure no later than as detailed in the Summary Booking and Cancellation Terms table. Booking changes Name Changes: Costsaver does not charge for name changes or name corrections, however where third party costs are incurred these will be passed on to the guest. Other Booking Changes: Costsaver does not charge for minor booking changes however where third party costs are incurred these will be passed on to the guest. A change of trip date or itinerary after final payment is due (see Summary Booking and Cancellation table) of departure date will be treated as a cancellation. Cancellations and refunds Cancellation by Traveller: Travel arrangements for any member of the party may be cancelled at any time by written notice by the person who made the booking. If notice of cancellation is received by Costsaver before final payment is due (see Summary Booking and Cancellation table), the deposit will be retained along with the Travel Protection payment. If cancellation is made after final payment is due cancellation fees will apply (see Summary Booking and Cancellation table). Please also refer to Air Cancellation Section where applicable. All cancellations fees as per the Summary Booking and Cancellation table are additional to any cancellation fees or other charges that may be levied by your Travel Agent. Gold Seal Protection premiums are nonrefundable. Cancellation by Costsaver: Costsaver reserves the right, to modify or cancel any trip (definite or not), accommodation, in-destination activity or arrangement at any time. Cancellation due to Failure to Pay: If full payment is not received by the due date (see Summary Booking and Cancellation table), Costsaver has the right to cancel your reservation and no refund will be made . Costsaver will not be responsible for lost reservations. Cancellation due to Force Majeure Events: If Costsaver cancels a trip as a result of a Force Majeure Event, a future travel credit (FTC) to the value of funds paid to date less any third-party costs incurred will be provided. All FTCs will be valid for 24 months from date of issue. Where a trip is terminated mid-trip due to a Force Majeure event, if we provide you with any alternative services or assistance (such as hotels or travel) then you agree to pay for these costs. Cancellation due to Events other than Force Majeure Events: If the cancellation by Costsaver is not as a result of a Force Majeure Event, Costsaver will provide an alternative comparable trip (if available) if an alternative is not available then a refund will be made. Costsaver is not liable for any cancellation or change cost or penalties incurred on other travel arrangements, including air travel, that may be affected thereby. Costsaver is not responsible for other travel arrangements that you or your party have made outside Costsaver and which are affected by our cancellations. Oberammergau and passion play All Oberammergau inclusive holiday prices are subject to change. For further details on Oberammergau please visit our website costsavertour.com or discuss with your reservation agent. Flight reservations, deposits and cancellations Reservations/Ticketing: Air-inclusive bookings and some intra-trip flights require an additional non-refundable deposit or full payment may be required for your airfare at the time of booking. On receipt of full air payment your airfare, taxes and fuel surcharges are final. Trafalgar does not

hold an allocation of air seats and all flight reservations are made on request and are subject to the terms and conditions of the airline. 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 along with the fees charged as described above. Air Changes or Cancellation: After deposit has been received any changes, including cancellations incur a service fee, plus any airline penalties. Airline imposed penalties may be up to 100% of the air ticket price. Published Fares, Priced Match Fares, Promo Fares and some other airfares booked are non-refundable. Not showing up for your outbound flight as booked and ticketed will be considered a no-show, and all the connecting flights associated with this one, even a return flight will be cancelled and no refund will apply. Sales Company We recommend that you review information provided by the South African Department of International Relations and Co-operation prior to making your booking by visiting their website www.dirco.gov.za for the latest information. We strongly recommend that you familiarize yourself with the latest Government Consular advice and information regarding the country you intend to visit. It is advised that you register your details prior to departure on the Registration of South Africans Abroad website www.ROSA.gov.za TRAFALGAR Tours Pty Ltd 3rd Floor, The Travel House, 4-6 Hood Street, Rosebank, 2196 S.A. reservationssa@ttc.com Telephone Numbers: (011) 280 8400 Postal address: PO Box 413786, Craighall 2024, S.A. Operators Trafalgar Tours Limited, Travel House, Rue du Manoir, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 2JH Destination America Inc, 5551 Katella Avenue, Cypress, California 90630, USA AAT Kings Tours (Pty) Limited, 82 – 86 Bourke Road, Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia Travel Corporation NZ Limited, 131 New North Road, Eden Terrace, Auckland, New Zealand The Costsaver group of companies has Marketing/Sales/ Administrative offices/agents in: Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and the USA. This brochure supersedes any other prior brochure on the market. See back cover for brochure version and print date.


DEPOSIT PROTECTION Book with confidence, thanks to our deposit protection included with every booking. Should your plans change, and you cancel your booking before final payment is due, you'll receive a credit of initial deposit amount received up to R3000 per person, to use toward your future travel plans.

GOLD SEAL PROTECTION Trafalgar’s Gold Seal Protection (GSP) plan costs only R1250 per person. Your GSP plan is available only upon paying your deposit and cannot be added at a later date. GSP gives you additional peace of mind should your travel plans change, and includes: Before Your Holiday: GSP allows you to cancel your Trafalgar holiday for any reason without penalty prior to 30 days from your South Africa departure date: If no Force Majeure Event* has occurred when you cancel, the value of your Trafalgar Holiday Pre-payment** will be refunded; or If a Force Majeure Event* does occur causing you to cancel, the Trafalgar Holiday Pre-payment** will be converted to a Future Travel Credit (FTC) of the same value. The FTC may be redeemed against the cost of a new holiday provided by Trafalgar or one of our Travel Corporation sister brands, departing at any time within 24 months of your cancellation but is not redeemable for cash. If the new trip or departure is more expensive than the FTC you are responsible for the difference in price; if the new trip or departure is less expensive than the FTC, a new FTC will be issued for the difference. Airline travel costs and any related cancellation or rebooking costs are not covered by the Gold Seal Protection Plan. Please note that the Gold Seal Protection plan cost is not refundable for any reason. Travel Agent fees and cancellation costs may apply.

During your Holiday: Should your holiday be interrupted and you leave at any time during the trip due to personal illness or injury; or be required to return to South Africa because of the serious injury, illness or death of an immediate family member^: (a) you will be refunded R750 per person/ per day for the unused portion of the holiday. Please note that in some cases hotels require a 1-night cancellation fee. (b) Trafalgar will pay the additional cost of airline travel for earlier or later return to South Africa in the same class of air travel on the first available flight, provided the original return air tickets were booked through Trafalgar from South Africa on Trafalgar’s recommended airline. A medical certificate is required to qualify for this holiday interruption and return flight security provision. *Force Majeure Event – means any event or circumstance beyond Trafalgar’s control, including but not limited to: an act of God (such as earthquake, flood, fire, explosion, landslide, lightening, action of the elements, force of nature, washout, typhoon, hurricane, tsunami, storm or storm warning or natural disaster);industrial disputes, work ban or other labour dispute or difficulty; acts of terrorism, political unrest, war or threat of war, riots or civil strife; closure of airports or ports; pandemic, epidemic or health risk; governmental and administrative actions (including closure of borders and travel warning and restrictions). **Trafalgar Holiday Pre-payment – means all monies paid to Trafalgar in respect of land arrangements only – excluding any cancellation fees for the Oberammergau Package Supplement. ^Immediate Family – means a parent, sibling or child.

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